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Hi Graeme, Thanks for your input on my plate tectonics homework/future wikipedia page on Archaean Life in the Barberton Greenstone Belt! I'll definitely take your advice on my topic!

Thanks, Corey- Cshirc1 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cshirc1 (talkcontribs) 17:35, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks for your input[edit]

Thanks for your input re Dive Sites of Timor-Leste, I will get onto those references to bring it up to par! Ahalin (talk) 00:24, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Yellow Lantern[edit]

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Dondurma[edit]

Turkish Mastic ice cream IS NOT Syrian Mastic ice cream !!! And therefore they both called: Mastic ice cream. look at the Discussion page. in israel we called it Mastic ice cream not Dondurma like turkey. please return this article back. פארוק (talk) 17:33, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

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Help needed for a student class project[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:WikiProject Classroom coordination/SFSU Class Project and consider adding your name.

The scope of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Classroom coordination/SFSU Class Project is mainly concerned with new articles.

According to the teacher's instructions, this group of students may not create a lot of new articles, but may instead focus more on improving existing articles.

So, there may be little for us to do in the way the Wikipedia:WikiProject China/NNU Class Project required. The students may, however, still call on us for guidance in other areas. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 09:15, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

A beer for you[edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thankyou for participating in my request for adminship. Now I've got lots of extra buttons to try and avoid pressing by mistake... Redrose64 (talk) 15:10, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Tatsuo Shimabuku[edit]

Thanks for the help in getting the name order corrected! jmcw (talk) 19:58, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

User:ChzzBot IV[edit]

I've removed that notice. Sorry again,

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+1  Chzz  ►  20:56, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

World Bible Center[edit]

the international Bible quiz for jewish adults is open every year in Hanukkah at the Jerusalem Theater. it is in the monthes NOVEMBER-DECEMBER in Hanukkah holiday. פארוק (talk) 12:55, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

in fact, this project is only about the Torah. but this project is for every man in the world and also for non-jews that want to study about the torah. פארוק (talk) 16:10, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Radio Verulam Page[edit]

Hi Graeme, you have not accepted our page due to copyright issues. The text was lifted from our own website. I am a director with the company that owns the radio station and I am responsible for our web site. As such, I can state that the text is available to be used freely on the web.

This is my first attempt to post an article on wikipedia - any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Dapperdan75 (talk) 00:34, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

100px For answering complicated, difficult questions at the Reference Desk
I don't know whether you will enjoy this single payer health care poster about the United States National Health Care Act by Physicians for a National Health Program because the ease with which you have answered my hard questions in the past convinces me that you probably live somewhere more advanced than the U.S. But I want you to know I gratefully appreciate it. Dualus (talk) 04:51, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

Wish to thank you for assisting in making Robert Breedlove a part of wiki for starting Alaska's 1st internet cafe. However, it seems some still feel it is not notable. We have posted a picture of Mr Breedlove stating he was founder. Also, we will be posting local news coverage as soon as it arrives from Anchorage Daily News archives. Any assistance in keeping this active would be greatly appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Amienutter (talkcontribs) 15:39, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

Ghacks[edit]

Re. Ghacks (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) - I tagged for CSD A7, you declined;

I wanted to let you know that I agree with your decline.

I hope you can understand why I tagged it for A7, because at the time it was [1] - with only refs to its own website; I did look for refs, but admittedly quite briefly, and didn't see any substantial RS coverage.

I totally agree that, now, it's not CSD. Just thought I'd say that. Cheers,  Chzz  ►  14:19, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Well thanks, I was not even considering refs! The CSD queue was very short so I hardly did anything then. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 20:09, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
Mhm; I just 'worry' when I CSD something and it's declined. I know I shouldn't, but, people are silly about that stuff. Meh. Illegitimi non carborundum.  Chzz  ►  04:19, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

LSU Plate Tectonics Course[edit]

Hi Graeme, thanks for all the great, comprehensive feedback you're giving to our students. Your time and talents are much appreciated! --Rburdette (talk) 19:29, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

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Tiny Rascal Gangsters[edit]

Hey there Graeme, you may remember me as Steve Crossin. Anyways, I made the same mistake that you did before here but then was told that the article has been deleted repeatedly, under the title of Tiny Rascal Gang. The AFD was quite a few years ago, and I still lack a mop so can't determine if the content is the same as the AFD version, but thought I'd let you know. Steven Zhang The clock is ticking.... 08:33, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

I remember you Mr Zhang, although I think the Crossin name was very famous in the past. Looks to be the same gang, but text is different and now has a reliable reference not there before. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 09:09, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
Heh, I'm still famous but not as famous as before. Maybe that's a good thing. You think it would be worth PRODding? That's what I did in the first place because it didn't look like an A7 and was tagged as such. Steven Zhang The clock is ticking.... 09:11, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
I think a new AFD would be in order to test for sure if it is not not notable. The old afd was pretty light on. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 09:18, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I thought so too, the AFD was around five years ago. I'll take a look to see if I can dig up anything decent on it and if not will send it to AFD tomorrow. Nice to speak to you again :) Steven Zhang The clock is ticking.... 09:20, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Myoma Myint Kywe[edit]

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You're invited to the Canberra WikiMeetup on 20 November 2011[edit]

Hi! We're having a Canberra Wikimeetup on 20 November 2011 at Siren Bar in Gunghalin from 2pm to 4pm. It's most just a chance to chat with other local Wikipedians, get a chance to go a different sort of bar (which is reasonably kid friendly, serves real food, and has non-alcholic options), and, if you're interested, learning more about what Wikimedia Australia and local GLAM projects are happening. We'd love to see you and any Wikipedia/Wikimedia/wiki loving friends you have there. --LauraHale (talk) 07:11, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Friends of the Everglades page[edit]

I was working on improving the new Friends of the Everglades page and had two questions, please. The title of the article should be Friends of the Everglades, with a capital E, because it is an organization. Also, a significant amount of material from verifiable authoritative sources was added to the article, and some attention to coherent development of the article. Is it possible to get it reevaluated for a higher rating level? Thanks. Natural (talk) 14:58, 1 November 2011 (UTC)Natural

Thanks again for the suggestions on the Friends of the Everglades page. I followed the suggestions you had given a couple of days ago to improve the article. If there are any further suggestions, please let me know. I'm still something of a novice at the Wikipedia system. Natural (talk) 10:32, 3 November 2011 (UTC)Natural
Someone fixed the syntax. Thanks for the help!Natural (talk) 23:25, 4 November 2011 (UTC)Natural

Jason Olen Bishop page[edit]

Thank you for your input on my article about Jason Olen Bishop (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Jason_Olen_Bishop).

Now the PR news i submitted as reference you mentioned, there are many others but it is basically same article. I did found more other references and added them, could you look again and see if it's better?

Thank you so much. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Imcobarn (talkcontribs) 00:33, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Perjury in Nigeria 1[edit]

Dear Mr Bartlett,

Thanks immensely for your wonderful edit of my paper on Perjury in Nigeria. Your are indeed a wonderful person and, with someone like you in Wikipedia tinkering with articles submitted for publication in the Wikipedia the goal of the founding fathers of this wonderful encyclopedia will ever remain alive. I am indeed very grateful for the opportunity given to me to be part of this universal incubation of ideas and dissemination. May you live long. Ikpe 14:18, 5 November 2011 (UTC) Dr S Oji — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ikpe (talkcontribs) 14:18, 5 November 2011 (UTC)




Dear Bartlett

Thanks for your advice on how to improve my paper Perjury in Nigeria. I am equally surprised that the footnotes disappeared from the copy of the paper in my laptop. I will endeavour to retrieve the footnotes to march the copy you edited. I will also find an authority to improve the quality of the paper. Please try and intervene so that the paper is not deleted while I try to improve the paper and discovering the missing footnotes.


Thanks

41.206.11.35 (talk) 09:20, 10 November 2011 (UTC) Dr S Oji

Georgia Gwinnett College student project[edit]

Hi. I see you are an ambassador for this lot. Two of the students have today created blank (title only) articles, which (after nearly an hour and three hours respectively) I have deleted per A3. I have explained to them that there is no need to put in a "placeholder" and told them how to make a userspace draft. I have also left a note for their instructor at User talk:Lkurtz116#Userspace draft and, in view of the horrors of the WP:IEP, pointed him to Wikipedia:Copy-paste as well.

It gives me a sinking feeling that the Foundation have let loose another lot of students under the supervision of an instructor who is evidently himself new to WP. I think something needs to be done to establish minimum standards for instructor experience and student briefing: Get in more editors is all very well as an objective, but not in such a way that it interferes with the top-level objective Build an encyclopedia. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 21:07, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

The problem with this class is there is no campus ambassador, so I don't know where the training is coming from. It would be like the average new user here. Thanks for pointing out the problem articles and informing the students, I would find them in a few days eventually, but it could have taken a week before content appeared. If we trust Wikipedia:United States Education Program/Courses/Mycology (Lee Kurtz) there should have been a sandbox tutorial. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 21:19, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
I see it says "October 31... Instructor and/or Campus Ambassadors talk about Wikipedia culture & etiquette, and [optionally] introduce the concept of sandboxes and how to use them." That shouldn't have been an option; and if there is no campus ambassador and the instructor is new to WP, that session will not have achieved much. Ah well... JohnCD (talk) 21:48, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
Another one (Kfroehbr (talk). It almost seems as though they have been told to put in blank articles as a first step. JohnCD (talk) 23:21, 4 November 2011 (UTC)


Hi. I am working on the Stem Rust page, focusing on Ug99. I have run into a problem with referencing. For some reason, a couple of my citations are numbering themselves consecutively. Do you have any suggestions on how to fix this problem? Thank you! Nscraft (talk) 01:09, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the help. I was able to get that to work for 2 of the 3 references that I was having trouble with. For some reason, even though I am doing the same thing for the third reference, I am getting an error. The prompt says that, "refs with no content must have a name". Any idea what I am doing wrong for this one? Nscraft (talk) 03:54, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Got it. Thank you! Nscraft (talk) 04:17, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Perjury in Nigeria[edit]

Hello Dear

I feel at ease talking to a gentle like you. Please you can find the improved version of my article Perjury in Nigeria on the Revised History page of the article, permanent address URL. Please do find some time to look at it. 41.206.12.37 (talk) 20:37, 10 November 2011 (UTC) Dr S Oji

Dear Mr Bartlett

Please kindly find time to look at my paper Perjury in Nigeria in its current form. I have made some improvements in the paper and I hope its current form may meet the expected standard. I see you as beckon of hope for me in this regard and I hope your disposition towards assisting would be extended to me in this regard. If the footnotes are still missing I will supply them as soon as I hear from you. Cheers to this great scholar.

Thanks 41.206.12.49 (talk) 17:40, 10 November 2011 (UTC) Dr S Oji

Hi, if you logged in then I could talk back to you. But every time your IP number is changing. Perjury in Nigeria needs to have its text tightened up so it more about perjury and less a discussion and opinion.Graeme Bartlett (talk) 20:48, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Startling by Each Step (novel)[edit]

I've created a page for the novel Startling by Each Step. Feel free to make contributions.--NeoBatfreak (talk) 21:13, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Is this really in the style of science fiction or is it fantasy? If the character just jumps backwards and forwards in time, this may be just a plot device and neither of these genres. Another area to cover is the the response by critics or sales figures. It is interesting that it is published by so many publishers. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 21:28, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

It could be both science fiction and fantasy. Look for another time travel TV series, Tru Calling, an American TV show about another girl who also time travels, after the deceased has ask of for help, ended up rewind a day backward to stop that person from dying. Fans of that show labeled as both science fiction, fantasy, or even supernatual drama.--NeoBatfreak (talk) 21:44, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Dear Bartlett,

Please kindly take a look at the revised version of my paper 'Perjury in Nigeria.' I think in its current form the paper may meet your standard. Please I implore you to do your best to prevent the paper from speedy deletion as the latest editor has put such tag on the paper. Someone has started working on the footnotes but it seems that he got confused when he reached to footnote 25. I have kindly requested an editor to complete the footnotes with footnote 25 becoming footnote 24 and subsequent footnotes will follow serially in that order. I appreciate how busy you are and, the goal for quality paper in the widipedia. Having tinkered with this paper on several occasion I hope you will find that its present form meets the notability requirement. Thanks immensely.

Yours Sincerely 41.206.12.74 (talk) 17:22, 11 November 2011 (UTC) Dr S Oji

Deletion review for Death Valley Driver Video Review[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Death Valley Driver Video Review. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Goodvac (talk) 03:50, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Category talk:Anti-abortion violence#RFC on supercategory[edit]

Category talk:Anti-abortion violence#RFC on supercategory was reopened after a review at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive228#RFC close review: Category:Anti-abortion violence.

I am notifying all editors who participated in these two discussions or Wikipedia:Neutral point of view/Noticeboard/Archive 26#"Christian terrorism" supercategory at Cat:Anti-abortion violence. to ensure all editors are aware of the reopened discussion. Cunard (talk) 03:58, 6 November 2011 (UTC) Graeme, When adding a link on my page for detachment zone, if there is not a page on wiki that describes it as well as I would like is it ok to have it link to a web page outside of wiki? Thanks, Taylor, Tberli3 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tberli3 (talkcontribs) 20:39, 8 November 2011 (UTC) Graeme, Thank you for your help earlier. If you have time could you take a loook at my page Tberli3/Wikidraft1 and let me know what you think. There are still some spelling mistakes, e in decollement isn't always punctuated correctly, I plan to add one more real world example and disregard the pics because they are going to be redone tomorrow. thanks, Taylor, Tberli3 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tberli3 (talkcontribs) 04:19, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Alice Despard Here[edit]

Just asking why my page was deleted back in April of 2011? Pure vanity, I suppose, but there was an Alice Despard page, and now it is gone with no explanation. I don't know who created it in the first place, so here one day, gone the next I suppose, but still....I am an obscure songwriter, it is true.

~~Alice Despard — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.96.74.181 (talk) 17:38, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Hello Alice, there was an article written by User:Citation stating this: Alice Despard is an American singer-songwriter. Her songs are often compared to those of Patti Smith and Neil Young. Her influences include Van Morrison, the Beatles, Mission of Burma, East River Pipe, Vic Chesnutt, and the Sea and Cake.
Her most recent album is Vessel, released by Wampus Multimedia in 2005.
There is a guideline here WP:Music that tells whether an article on a music topic should be here. The reason it was deleted was not about you, but that the article made no claim of importance. There is a mention of your name on Mark Doyon. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 21:02, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi Graeme, I sent you a quick e-mail, just letting you know, and thanks for all of the feedback once again!Sjense2 (talk) 16:58, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Undeletion of page "Rajeev Kumar Varshney"[edit]

Dear Wiki Administrator,

This is regarding the deletion of page of International Scientist on Wikipedia named “Rajeev Kumar Varshney” from International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics. The page was created by me in May 2010 (from ID Rachitks) and went through a lot of edits and was in quite a good shape. The page is suddenly deleted from Wikipedia without any warnings of deletions. I want to know the reasons of deletion and if it was mistakenly deleted I would highly appreciate if you recover the page (with latest edition) for us, as many people in science community are following the page for his profile and info.

We have already written to Wikipedia information team [info-en@wikimedia.org] and they suggested to write to you for the undeletion/userfied of page. We are ready to modify the page to a certain format to continue on Wikipedia we are ready to do it.

It would be very kind of you if you can let me know the status at the earliest. You can contact us on these e-mail addresses – r.saxena@cgiar.org<mailto:r.saxena@cgiar.org> & r.k.varshney@cgiar.org<mailto:r.k.varshney@cgiar.org> .

Thanks Rachit Saxena. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rachitks (talkcontribs) 13:32, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

OK I declined the speedy delete before so I have undeleted it. Please do not use this as a method to promote him. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 20:58, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

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DYK for Gang of Four (pro-Contra): Catch 20[edit]

Hi Graeme!

Rats! 20 hours beyond 5 days! (I read "8" for "5" for some reason, perhaps mentally closing the "5".)

Would you humor me with a DYK review on the other criteria, please?

Thanks!  Kiefer.Wolfowitz 21:30, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks again for your help!  Kiefer.Wolfowitz 14:39, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Bodhidharma[edit]

" Bodhidharma " was originated from " Pallava Dynasty " . " Pallava Dynasty " official language is " Telugu " language .

FOR PROOF : " http://te.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B0%AC%E0%B1%8B%E0%B0%A7%E0%B0%BF%E0%B0%A7%E0%B0%B0%E0%B1%8D%E0%B0%AE " .

FROM C C K C — Preceding unsigned comment added by C C K C (talkcontribs) 18:24, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Use a book reference for this sort of historical proof. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 20:11, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Student editing[edit]

Didn't know who to ask about this, so you win:)

A new user, user:Gazelle13, has been re-writing tropical rainforest and states on the talk page that it is a class assignment [2]. The user indicates that the username is for the group. Could you take a look and notify the folks dealing with campus coordination. Vsmith (talk) 22:06, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

User talk:Alin (WMF) notified. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 22:17, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Future of the US Education Program and the Ambassador Project[edit]

There is a discussion about the future and the growth of the US education program along with the future of the Wikipedia Ambassador Project here. Voceditenore (talk) 07:34, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Deletion of "OCA General Meeting April 2006.jpg"[edit]

Since it has been marked for speedy deletion, you have deleted the above mentioned file. I have contacted the copyright owner and asked them to update the original source to reflect the proper licensing terms (CC-BY-SA-3.0) Can you please undelete and restore the file? The source is http://www.ocastronomers.org/astroimages/album.asp?pic=OCA%20General%20Meeting%20April%202006.jpg&cat=Misc%20Club%20Photos\Meetings He6kd (talk) 08:07, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

restored. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 10:14, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
thanks. He6kd (talk) 07:51, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

DYK Werner Hartenstein[edit]

Could you please have a second look? I expanded some more and hope to have exceeded the 5 times expanded barrier now. MisterBee1966 (talk) 08:34, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

DYK Review Note[edit]

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WikiProject Friesland[edit]

Hi Graeme, since the two of us seem to be the current staff of that project I was wondering about the suggestion made by Bermicourt on the project talk page. The focus of the project is increasingly extending to all of Frisia up to the Danish border and is no longer confined to the Dutch province. So let's rename the whole thing to WikiProject Frisia. De728631 (talk) 13:50, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Transmission (genetics)[edit]

If you're not planning to expand it, wouldn't be better as a redirect to genetics? DGG ( talk ) 05:30, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

I made this as part of a disambiguation drive for transmission. I would rather keep it as a separate article, but I have added a link to genetics. There is no hurry to expand. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 06:28, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Did you know review note[edit]

DYK review note: Thank you for your review of Template:Did you know nominations/Pyu city-states. There are still some issues concerning this nomination that may need to be clarified; please respond on that page as soon as possible. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:14, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Notability (sports)#Statement to exclude Esports from this guideline[edit]

Thank you for closing Wikipedia talk:Notability (sports)#Statement to exclude Esports from this guideline. Per your closure, would you revise the guideline with a link to the discussion in the edit summary? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 23:22, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi Graeme. I've left you a note at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Request for closure regarding Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Does Wikipedia need a “share” button? and Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Disable WikiLove by default. I'd like you to summarize the arguments of the opposing viewpoints for both discussions. This will be very helpful to participants and future viewers. Cunard (talk) 14:35, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you! I have moved the closing rationales to the top of the discussions for more prominence. Would you revise the Wikipedia:Notability (sports) guideline per your closure? Cunard (talk) 01:07, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Tectonic subsidence[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 00:03, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Dynamic quartz recrystallization[edit]

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DYK for Tectonics of the Tian Shan[edit]

Thanks from me and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 08:03, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Thnx[edit]

I like to appreciate your positive response. One problem is still there i could find the file. Please give some guideline for searching down file. M.A.R 1993

DYK nomination of Crustal recycling[edit]

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Hi Graeme, a noble effort to nominate all these articles, sorry to add to your load, but this one needs a bit of work too. Mikenorton (talk) 22:01, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Geology of the Bangong suture[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 00:03, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:James1011R/Forge[edit]

Might want to keep an eye on User:James1011R. He edited your and my comments, 5 times, on the MfD discussion. Which is beyond against the rules. I have issued a manual "only warning" for the behavior on his talk page. I am guessing a block for "James" is coming soon. - NeutralhomerTalk • 00:54, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Well he did self revert the change he made to my comment, although his change to your comment is a no-no. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 01:17, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
Exactly. With him jumping from IP to account (see here) and this unconstructive editing and blatant lying (I am not sure he knows we keep history records) and what appears to be pretty damned close to vandalism, what do we/I do here? - NeutralhomerTalk • 01:22, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
No need to do anything. Let the closing admin decide. I have yet to see any valid reason to keep this set so far. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 05:23, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
Okie Dokie, will do. :) Take Care...NeutralhomerTalk • 06:01, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Regarding Aksheyaa College of Engineering[edit]

I have taken back my nomination for deletion because an independent source has been found for the existence of Aksheyaa College of Engineering.The source is this.I am sorry if any inconvenience has been caused due to my inexperience.But I had only nominated this article in good faith as I did not find any independent source.Sorry again.Regards. Vivekananda De--tAlK 09:20, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

No worries, see if you can find someone who has not voted to do a speedy close on the AFD. Since I voted I cannot close it. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 09:25, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

UHEGR[edit]

In your reply on RD, I noticed UHEGR was a red-link, so I tried to make something. It'd probably wrong, but I've had a stab at it.  Chzz  ►  09:58, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! That was a drive-by linking! Graeme Bartlett (talk) 10:43, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
Wow, nice work expanding it :-)
DYK-time?  Chzz  ►  09:41, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
Sounds like a good idea! Graeme Bartlett (talk) 09:47, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

"Did you know...that Ultrahigh energy gamma-rays can be detected by MAGIC?" :-) Template:Did you know nominations/Ultrahigh energy gamma-ray  Chzz  ►  17:26, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for restoring the image[edit]

Hello, Graeme. Thanks for undeleting the file. I have added source data. Regards, Fleet Command (talk) 10:18, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Archean life in the Barberton Greenstone Belt[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 18:39, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

block of 71.206.18.99[edit]

Heya - thanks for blocking 71.206.18.99. I'd like to request reconsideration on the length however. Take a look at both recent and long-term edit patterns plus previous block. Account is only being used to make deliberate, incorrect biographical changes - to the effect of several dozen different people. There does not seem to be any geniune interest in contribution here - only disruption by changing date of birth and date of death. Thanks for your time and consideration. Srobak (talk) 22:52, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

It is the first block for this IP, so see if the person behind this realizes this is serious and stops vandalizing. If not the a subsequent block will be longer. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 23:17, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
Yours is the 2nd block, actually (see here for the same stuff). Again - may be worth a look at contrib history, warning history and block history. Srobak (talk) 02:04, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Longer and longer then. Because IPs can hop around we don't usually block them too long. But if vandalism is persistent it may end up being a 1 year block. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 03:17, 28 November 2011 (UTC)


He's at it again *sigh*. Yeah a 2 week is now in place as a result - but the lengthy demonstrated history very clearly eludes to this will only be a 2 week bandaid. Requesting a cure again. :) Srobak (talk) 22:16, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Re-creation of deleted material[edit]

Hi Graeme, can you please have a look at User:Rhain1999/Purple sandbox? I believe this is a re-creation of material that you deleted previously following discussion at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Rhain1999. Thanks, WWGB (talk) 12:19, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

I cannot find anything the same, so G4 does not really apply. You can warn him or start a new MFD. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 20:14, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Close discussion at WP:NASTRO?[edit]

Hi - this proposal is my first, so I'm not sure how long the discussion should last. It's been nearly a month since it started, the proposed guideline was widely advertised, and the discussion has gone 5 days without any new comments. There seems to be a reasonable consensus in the discussion, so I'm curious if an admin can make an assessment of it now. Cheers, AstroCog (talk) 15:50, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

RfC closes[edit]

Hi Graeme. Thank you for closing Talk:Ginsberg's theorem#RfC: Should this article be redirected to Wikiquote?. Please note my revision here to distinguish your closing statement from the discussion. An observer might incorrectly assume that your closing statement was written by the initiator of the discussion. Would you consider formatting future closes like that? I am grateful for your closing of several RfCs over the past weeks. Best, Cunard (talk) 09:40, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

How about the recent close in Talk:Comparison of orbital launch systems? Graeme Bartlett (talk) 09:47, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
It looks perfect. Thank you! Cunard (talk) 09:59, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

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DYK for Geology of the Antarctic Peninsula[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 16:03, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Question about Nauru[edit]

I was reading your article on the geology of Nauru, and I'm wondering about the source of all the phosphate on the island. Could you point me in the right direction to understanding the relevant geological process? Thanks. Redhookesb (talk) 10:02, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

RFA thanks[edit]

Thank you for your support and comment at my recent successful RFA. Being now the new fellow in the fraternity of administrators, I will do my best to live up to the confidence shown in me by others, will move slowly and carefully when using the mop, will seek input from others before any action of which I might be unsure, and will try not to break anything beyond repair. I do not feel adminship is authority, but is rather a responsibility and trust accompanied by a few extra buttons. Best, Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 17:27, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Ultrahigh energy gamma-ray[edit]

Thanks from the DYK project Victuallers (talk) 00:03, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

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Friesland/Frisia[edit]

Hello Graeme

I would appreciate if you would read what i said the next time before responding on Talk:Friesland. Thanks in advance. How come that your interested in a northern province in my country when you from Australia by the way.

Kind regards

thug_n_g 0:30, 8 December 2011(CEST)

A person's interests - even if geographical - do not need to be justified in order to contribute to an article. Where a person is "from" not only has no bearing - but is also inconsequential to the referencable, encyclopedic contributions they can make to an article. Please see WP:OWN. Also understand you will not get any points living up to your namesake on WP. Srobak (talk) 04:44, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Timeline of the far future[edit]

I've addressed most of your points, but I'm not sure what "not in title case for the article title" means. Serendipodous 17:24, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

  • Explained at review: eg "Title Case with Capital Letters at Word Starts". Graeme Bartlett (talk) 20:23, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

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User:Rhain1999[edit]

Hi Graeme, is there any way to stop this kind of material from appearing over and over again? He is a 12-year-old kid and just doesn't "get" that WP is not his personal webspace. Regards, WWGB (talk) 11:14, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

PowerGIF[edit]

Hi, The PowerGIF article that I tagged and you speedily deleted (Thanks!) was recreated by the same user. Is there an appropriate uw template that can be used, because this could devolve into a game of wack-a-mole! ~Excesses~ (talk) 11:45, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

The user has been whacked (spamusernameblock). You can use Wikipedia:Usernames for administrator attention to report this. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:56, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

User talk:Vejvančický#Enrique Quintana[edit]

Hello Graeme. I replied there. Thanks for letting me know. --Vejvančický (talk | contribs) 12:06, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Help?[edit]

[1] Im very confused about whom to ask for help or how to use this page rather to start my own own questions. I need the information emailed back to me please. --redacted--. I wrote it here and thought the edit would still be open when I woke up this morning. I only see edit on prior requests for help. I wrote The African Identity piece and It was deleted durring the night when I slept. I have a problem with the codes I believe. I need a templet I thought I had i right in myfirst article and to understand what you here feel is significant. I provided a bit of information but could really use help here. I'd like an email back also of what I had worked on so far cause I wrote it all here, last I dont get the signature thing. I hope this is correct.... Also (DonMegaTV (talk) 20:25, 12 December 2011 (UTC))

Japanese occpation of Vietnam‎[edit]

There is already a redirect Japanese occupation of Vietnam‎. Is it really your position that any possible misspelling of a word by omission of a single letter is a plausible reason for a redirect? Fat&Happy (talk) 21:39, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Um I did not notice that missing letter. I will not object. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 22:18, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanx. Fat&Happy (talk) 15:45, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Opinion[edit]

In my opinion, the protection of the Sean Connery article is unnecessary. Regards, 187.77.240.44 (talk) 10:15, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

AFD repeat[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Death Valley Driver Video Review (6th nomination) An AFD you participated in last month is at AFD again. Dream Focus 23:59, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Political party funding[edit]

Hi, Graeme Bartlett, I agree that the term "party" in English (with the possible exception of Tea Party) has dominant connotations that are non-political, Unfortunately this is quite different in my mother tongue (German). Obviously that is why I was not aware of the problem which you (or someone else) solved by going from "party funding" to "political party funding". I appreciate this improvement and have fully accepted it in my further efforts. However, from that point on we start running into new problems: The heading which you have chosen for this note contains an extra-step (from "funding" to "fundraising") which I feel is no improvement. The same is true for the shortcut that takes you to "campaign finance". Probably we have hit upon another cultural difference there. I am fully aware of the page on "campaign finance". Actually my personal wiki history starts exactly from there. I saw the article, started to read it and felt urged to do something by the banner "give it a more worldwide view". I tried to do exactly that and the consequences of my travails are still in the "intro". Running into the typical U.S. term "the campaign" (for a unit that raises and spends political money) I finally quit this effort because I felt unable to alter a piece so strictly written from a U.S. viewpoint to a more globally comprehendable text. Now that we are three weeks later, the "global" piece on the subject matter (money raised and spent to influence politics) is there. Its title is "Political finance" and I have tried to crossreference my piece in all directions (following wiki's "no orphans" policy). My suggestion is that you have a brief look at my new text before we continue to argue about further procedure. Best, Khnassmacher (talk) 06:23, 8 October 2011 (UTC) I had hoped for your response when I put the above on my talk page. Now I'll try the same on yours. Best, Khnassmacher (talk) 06:28, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

I must have missed that talk page response, and now it is three months later. I will take a look a bit later! Graeme Bartlett (talk) 22:06, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Markarian 501[edit]

Hi Graeme, I've reviewed your DYK nomination for Markarian 501. There were no issues as far as DYK was concerned, but I got a "404 Page not Found" error when I tried to read Reference #1. Can you please look at the way you've made the link for Ref #1 at that article and correct accordingly? There also appears to be a couple of typos that need fixing: "flairs", "were rules out" "may e orbiting". I found the Jet paragraph the hardest to understand; maybe you could expand it a little to help the average reader? Wikiwayman (talk) 15:50, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Online Ambassador Feedback[edit]

Hey, Graeme! I just spoke extensively with Rebecca from LSU, and she spoke very highly of your work with Alex Webb's class. Thanks for being such an awesome Online Ambassador! I hope you're returning next semester and will keep getting your amazing results. JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 19:48, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

closing RfC[edit]

I'm not sure if you have noticed, but WP:V RfC was closed by Triumvirate of uninvolved administrators. It took more than a month, the closure message was edited long after the RfC was archived demonstrating the need to watch not only talk pages but also its archives. Somebody suggested that this might have been the largest RfC, in terms of number of participants, in the history of Wikipedia. From closing of three administrators: All three of us arrived at the conclusion that there is no consensus to implement this proposal, and each has written his own closing statement. The closure was described as "A disappointing outcome, after over a year of effort: Wikipedia's consensus rules lead to the triumph of the 33% over the 62%". Here is a Groundhog Day for you. AgadaUrbanit (talk) 22:36, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Markarian 501[edit]

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Ambassador program[edit]

Hi. Thanks for supporting my candidacy in the online ambassador program! I'd just like to know whether there is a minimum number of supporters required and the reason for the current slowdown. Is this currently a low-traffic season for most university projects? Thanks. ~AH1 (discuss!) 00:57, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of English College, Johor[edit]

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I know it isn't necessarily your interest but Wikimedians to the Games is an opportunity to help improve Australian content, with the possibility of covering Australians live at the Paralympic Games in London. If you are interested in participating, it would be really fantastic. :) You create awesome content. If you're not interested, we might still like you to help out as we're almost certainly going to be hosting a series of workshops at the National Sport Information Centre and if you have ideas on that, or want to present, we could happily work with you. :) --LauraHale (talk) 02:51, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Request for Help[edit]

Dear Graeme Bartlett, Many thanks for your help throughout this project. I hope you can help us with a copyright issue. I was not sure of the accurate information in this case, and did not want to misinform the student. Her query is copied here from the Project Talk Page. I hope you can help and Happy New Year! Njnu-ban-xueshenghao (talk) 03:07, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

help I got a new message "where did you get it from? is it copyrighted? Please indicate to me where you got it... " my reply is,the picture on "Xu Yuanchong" is taken by myself on the book I bought.Is that qualified? How can I demistrate where it comes from? — Preceding unsigned comment added by NNU-10-24100112 (talk • contribs) 03:27, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Request to update page "Kamran Jawaid"[edit]

Dear Graeme Bartlett,

I would like to ask your help in streamlining the page "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Hamzarauf/Kamran_Jawaid_2".

I am Kamran Jawaid, and it has come to my attention, time and again in the past couple of years, that the page wikipedia has on me has been in a constant state of turmoil. I am the Senior Film Critic for Images on Sunday, the Sunday Magazine for the Dawn (newspaper), and now Dawn.com. I have written 300+ movie reviews in the past 8 years. My column "Animadversion" is perhaps one of the most respected film criticism columns in Pakistan. And I had hosted a popular segment called "Khabar Bakhabar" (roughly translated "News, Informed") of the morning show "Bakhabar Savera" (trans: Informed Mornings) for 70+ episodes.

It seems that the editor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Hamzarauf has not updated the page in quite sometime. I would appreciate if you could help me out in this matter.

This is my Official Website and my Official Blog. This is my official Youtube Page, featuring my a few of my segments.

MKJCritic (talk) 12:51, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

the user has not edited for a year. There is a project for abandoned drafts that may be interested. What could be useful is independent references. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 12:00, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
Is there any link to approach abandoned drafts? There used to be a few websites that quoted my pieces and had a brief bio on me. Is it possible that I am able to edit this page? The User-slash-page is really hurting my image, because its not a valid entry. Maybe it can be made into a stub that people can contribute to over time? MKJCritic (talk) 22:29, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
You are permitted to modify the page. But since it is about you the WP:COI guideline applies. You must be careful not to add promotion, or facts that you know that have not been published elsewhere. That is why sources are important. The user subpage was created in order to avoid deletion as the topic seemed to be worthwhile. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 09:16, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
Would it help if I add a biography at my official site? It would authenticate things. I am not out for publicity (heaven knows I have enough as it is). I just want to help correct the info.MKJCritic (talk) 11:08, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
An official biography would be a good source. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:19, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
I have one here at my blog. Hopefully it can be used as a springboard. The blog also features my latest reviews. My company website is this.MKJCritic (talk) 22:34, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Netherlands[edit]

You removed the inactive tag I placed on WikiProject Netherlands. But this project is really inactive, there is no community there working on improving Netherlands related articles, article assessment requests remain unanswered (even when I asked to assess my article about the most authoritative dictionary of the Netherlands, Van Dale, which every Dutch person has heard about) and Portal:Netherlands wasn't updated for nearly a year when I blanked out the news section as it was hopelessly outdated. No-one challenged me on that BTW. The only thing which still happens is that the talk page is sometimes used to ask or comment about Dutch related topics yet most of the questions remain unanswered. Articles do get added to the WikiProject (I have added quite a few Dutch related articles to it myself in the hope that the project will become active one day again) but articles which get promoted to GA or FA class generally are only partially related to the Netherlands. SpeakFree (talk)(contribs) 21:19, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

I've replaced the tag, if you think that my observations are incorrect please discuss them on the project's talk page or my user talk page or here. SpeakFree (talk)(contribs) 00:44, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Heads Up[edit]

Graeme, you were involved in closing this RFC. I was involved in a discussion on implementation. Please see the proposal. The discussion died out, so I am thinking on going ahead and implementing the proposal in following days. Please chime in if you think the proposal is out of consensus. AgadaUrbanit (talk) 00:11, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Graeme, I'm not sure what is the procedure in the case where multiple RfC and numerous discussions were held. Would simple consensus be enough? Although Wikipedia's purpose is to prevent POV pushing, a large number of editors have that purpose. Hopefully there is sufficient variety to even out and get a NPOV. I've added a link to the article discussion on collaboration noticeboard. In the past you have said here: I could close such a discussion. I hope this heads up is appropriate. AgadaUrbanit (talk) 22:55, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
I have been cautious about closing a further discussion as it may look like I have developed a point of view. Almost certainly some will have a differing opinion from the potential closing statement. A solution may be to topic ban those that go to far, but these same people would be the most enthusiastic contributors, so this is not a good idea. For multiple RFCs I guess the way forward would be to consider it as one big RFC.

Geology of Dorset[edit]

Hello Graeme Bartlett. There's a bit of a discussion going on at Talk:Geology of Dorset, similar in content to a brief exchange you had there a while back (though the discussion this time around might produce substantive changes). Any thoughts or contributions you may have (should you wish), would be welcome. Thanks. PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 18:56, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

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Can you restore File:Mickey Mouse.svg? It was removed becuase there was a "free alterantive" (that was deleted from Commons). The current Mickey Mouse is the same image as far as I can remember. Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 07:28, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Which article do you want to use it on and what is the rationale? Graeme Bartlett (talk) 10:50, 14 January 2012 (UTC)
At Mickey Mouse (replace the current PNG version). Within the same rationale it had. Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 21:09, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
OK I have swapped image. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:45, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

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Mickey Mouse picture[edit]

The new image you substituted is going to get deleted if it doesn't have a fair-use rationale for being on the Mickey Mouse article. Right now it has a rationale for "Cultural icon" where the image is not used. Either switch back with the old image which already has a rationale or put one in the new image. Thanks. Pigby (talk) 12:59, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

And incidentally, the images are exactly identical. I uploaded the .png file from a saved version of the .svg; at the time I didn't know you could call up old images back from the dead like that. Pigby (talk) 13:06, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

That is the Wikimedia software converting the .svg to .png for those browsers that do not fully suppor it. I still have one issue that I was trying to correct and that is the left ear is sliced off at the top in the png render, In svg mode it is fully round though. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 20:21, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
I don't know if something went funky on your browser, but I promise you they are the same image. I did a right-click save on the .svg file and uploaded it a few months later as a .png. The computer changed the extension not me.
And about the fair-use rationale, you can't just change the title of the section. You have to say within the actual rationale box why the image constitutes fair use for that specific article. Unrelated to this though, the .svg image is scalable, which means it can't be used as fair use. It has to be a lower resolution than the original. Refer here. Pigby (talk) 02:51, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
The svg is lower resolution in that it has less content, it is about half the size. There is no more resolution achievable by zooming. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 04:49, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

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How come a category gets deleted without discussion?[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Peninsulas_of_Hainan_Island&action=edit&redlink=1 Huayu-Huayu (talk) 18:11, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

You deleted with false claims, e.g.:

So, where are the peninsulas that I spend time on, grouping them??? Huayu-Huayu (talk) 04:05, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Maybe in future you have a better look into what this Anna is asking. She emptied the categories. Huayu-Huayu (talk) 04:10, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

I put the same edit summary on all of the speedy categories because I didn't want to spend more than an hour on the whole cleanup project. There is no "Peninsulas of Hainan" category. If you wish to make it so that it can appear at Category:Peninsulas of China, fine. There's only one Hainan peninsula at the moment, but that's okay with me.
Also, because you are concerned with Hainan geography categories, I made or added child categories at Category:Geography of Hainan. It's pretty tidy now, and the children link to the right parents, I think.
The issue I'm concerned with is the Island/Province matter. That's why I speedied Category:Peninsulas of Hainan Island.
Anyway, please, let's keep this discussion at Hainan talk as much as possible. Graeme was acting in good faith, and just performing a task requested by me. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 04:18, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Hainan-related cats[edit]

I didn't mean for you to become embroiled in this. I speedied the cats on the following grounds:

  • The editor who created them, being new, seemed not to understand that these were major changes requiring consensus.
  • He made a number of controversial edits related to Taiwan as well.
  • The matter ended up at AN, where he was almost unanimously opposed.
  • Other edits related to this were reverted by others.
  • He made a large number of article edits and cat changes related to this, which took me ages to clean up.
  • I did not want to do further clean up. However, it continues.
  • He did all of this in a flurry, then left.

I waited a few days, with no reply at Hainan talk, then acted, to avoid further cleanup. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 03:01, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation, I must have seen this at AN. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 03:05, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Anna, it took you ages??? Haha. AND BECAUSE I AM NEW, you can treat my contributions regarding categorization like shit? You should stop this! Where are the peninsulas that I grouped? The deletion summary by Graeme Bartlett is false. Why did they need to be deleted if one can have redirects. I think you only deleted them because you don't like me. Huayu-Huayu (talk) 04:09, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Huayu-Huayu, please don't be upset. Because you are new, you deserve the greatest respect. I did not mean to offend you. Please understand that splitting Hainan categories into Island and Province is a major change, and deserved consensus.
Now, about those peninsulas you grouped together. I only see Yangpu Peninsula in Hainan. What were the others? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 04:22, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Again, can we please hold this discussion over at Hainan talk? Many thanks. And by the way, I don't dislike you. This is nothing personal. It is entirely about a large amount of major and controversial edits make without discussion. Let's all slow down and discuss things. Best wishes, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 04:25, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

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3G Marketing Strategy in Pakistan[edit]

I consider it to be a thinly veiled advert, used to promote 'Mobilink'. -Cntras (talk)

We should fix that line up! I think I will use prod. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 19:34, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Pokfield Road[edit]

I see you've deprodded it. It's a pathetic stub that doesn't even assert notability. Can you help improve it, by any chance? --Ohconfucius ¡digame! 12:23, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

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