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Hello. So what is {{TOC right}} made for and why? Regards, Kszapsza (user talk) 17:31, 3 December 2015 (UTC)


Hey graham87. Was just wondering how extensive ur knowledge about fent was? I have a few questions I'd like some help with if u could. Thanks; kim Kimbo777 (talk) 09:36, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Question at the Teahouse[edit]

Hi Graham. There's currently a question at the Teahouse, Wikipedia:Teahouse/Questions#Resources for blind editors. I didn't want to just invoke your name there, but I did immediately think you might have more to offer than most, so I thought I'd drop you this note. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 04:02, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

@Fuhghettaboutit: Thanks for letting me know. I've replied there. Graham87 05:23, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you so much for your kind input at the Teahouse. I imagine that a blind Wikipedia editor might occasionally need assistance from a sighted editor. If so, please do not hesitate to ask. My wife is deaf and I am committed to helping anyone edit Wikipedia. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 08:10, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of Courtship disorder for deletion[edit]

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The 1960's film "The Defector" starring Montgomery Clift highlights the old Magdeburg bridge. The underside as well as the surface of the bridge are photographed in detail as the protagonist makes his getaway from East to West Germany. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:48, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

OK ... but why exactly do I need to know this? Graham87 03:51, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

Printed circuit board merge[edit]

Graham, I don't see the point of history merges like this. Although on the same subject, they were clearly developed as separate articles. It would be better to keept the history of the abandoned article on the redirect page. The history belongs to that title and is not really part of the history of the article you moved it to. SpinningSpark 09:36, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

I generally approve of history merges so that past texts of a merged article are fully available to naive editors such as myself. The article about PCBs seems adequate on first reading, and leaving it alone is a respectable option. The sections are not balanced. It spends a lot of time on construction techniques and very little on design, but this may be OK because a consumer view of the process is pretty mysterious. I vaguely remember some historical information about design that has apparently been removed (I didn't look for it, and it might be entirely in my head). The article ought to have links to competing methods of electronic assembly (e.g. terminal construction and wire-wrap), so that people don't think it is the end-all. Ray Van De Walker 23:03, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas, Graham![edit]

And may all your days be merry and bright . . . Thank you for all your help in 2015. Cheers. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 19:26, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Seconded. ⛄️Anythingyouwant (talk) 19:39, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
@Dirtlawyer1 and Anythingyouwant: Thanks, and the same to you guys. It'll be 27 °C (81 °F) here in Perth on Christmas Day, about as close as we'll probably ever get to a white Christmas these days. However I hear that the US eastern seaboard will get quite a warm Christmas indeed. Graham87 06:16, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
It is pretty warm here in Boston, but snow will surely fall eventually. Is Picnic Day sometimes white down there?Anythingyouwant (talk) 21:12, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
@Anythingyouwant: Not very likely, even on Uluru. But Australia has had a white Christmas in the past. Graham87 04:28, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
Seventy degrees Fahrenheit and sunny here in Atlanta; that's about as nice as it gets in late December here, but nothing lasts forever. Hopefully it does not mean we're going to get hammered with another ice storm the first week in January. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 16:14, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and happy new year[edit]

Merry Christmas and happy new year. (:


22:17, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

78.26's RFA Appreciation award[edit]

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Thank you for the participation and support at my RFA. It is truly appreciated. I hope to be of further help around here, and if you see me doing something dumb, you know where to find me. Again, I thank you. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 24:49, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy Holidays![edit]

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Hi, Graham87! Have a happy and safe season, and a blessed new year!
Holiday cheers, --Discographer (talk) 00:57, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

THANK YOU![edit]

Yes, all caps are necessary on this one. Thank you for fixing my Christmas template. I could never figure out how to get the timestamp to show up correctly, so I just did it manual and worked fast. :) Thanks for the help, it is very much appreciated. :) A belated Merry Christmas to you! - NeutralhomerTalk • 10:11, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

@Neutralhomer: No worries! I discovered it on Jimbo's talk page. A belated merry Christmas to you also! Graham87 10:15, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Why did you revert my edit?[edit]

Sorry I didn't mention this earlier, but why did you revert my edit in Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians? If you say "then actually refrain from editing for 3 weeks are likely to have left Wikipedia", the reader will think that they have to stop editing for 3 weeks. That is why I added a "those who" between then and actually. That phrase just doesn't sound right. Please respond quickly. Thanks, (talk) 06:08, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Because they have to stop editing for a few weeks to be listed on the Missing Wikipedians page. If they leave a retired template, it doesn't necessarily mean they've actually retired ... they might start editing a couple of days later. Graham87 07:01, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year Graham87![edit]


Happy New Year, Graham87![edit]

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By the way, did you know that this edit was the last edit made in 2015, and this is the first edit of 2016? (Times in UTC, of course). —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:09, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
@K6ka: Thanks, and the same to you! That's pretty cool! Graham87 07:36, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your help with the talk page and archives. Doug Weller talk 15:29, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
@Doug Weller: No worries. Thanks for the barnstar. Graham87 15:41, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Change in Wikipedia:Moving a page article[edit]

Then, I propose to add to the drop-down menu the title More.--Laurianna2 (talk) 09:54, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

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Vuly Trampolines[edit]

Hi graham87, I noticed that you deleted this page in 2013. I'd like to re-write it to comply with WP:G11! Could you undelete it, so that I can create a new one? J.se29 (talk) 03:45, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

Not gonna fly now[edit]

Thanks for the clarification on "This Flight Tonight". I'm going to mention that on the page, for clarity's sake. TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 19:08, 9 January 2016 (UTC)


Is there a way to get My anus is bleeding to RfD? I know AfDs well but am inexperienced with redirects. Yeah ever since finding freaky stuff on Wikipedia I have kept my eyes out, looks like I hit it with this one. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 00:15, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Nevermind I figured it out, but thanks anyways. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 00:27, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

please note[edit]

change of arrangements [1], thanks JarrahTree 05:28, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

History merge request[edit]

Hi Graham87. Due to a copy/paste merge this page: User:Meridian108/Gino D'Auri needs a history merge with this one: Gino D'Auri. The 2nd one is the keeper. Keep up the good work. Ping me back. Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 12:45, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

@Checkingfax: I have replied at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Meridian108/Gino D'Auri. Graham87 13:55, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Archbishop Michael (Shaheen)[edit]

~ Stop removing him from the Canton McKinley Notable alum section.

His personal entry has not been made on Wikipedia yet but if you click on the link on wiki's Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America you will find him listed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ohiopup (talkcontribs) 14:48, 28 January 2016 (UTC)


I noticed that there is a protection level on the Winnie-the-Pooh entry, so I thought I would message someone who has worked on the page before.

I was doing some research for a class and wanted to add to the copyright agreements with Disney. I found this Guardian article from 2001 that states: "...Disney secures lasting rights to AA Milne's classic character Winnie the Pooh. The cartoon makers have spent $350m (£239m) to buy the honey-guzzling bear. Since they first bought the rights to the character in the 1960s, Disney has been paying twice-yearly royalties for the privilege. The new lump sum replaces that obligation, buying Disney rights to Pooh until copyright expires on the bear in 2026."

Monnibo (talk) 04:54, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Nationality and Ethnicity[edit]

Hi, I saw your edit at Marco Polo and would like to see your point on view on a certain matter which experienced recently, ie., what I think is, general POV and double standard by (generally-speaking) editors on the matter of nationality and ethnicity. Currently there's a slow discussion (due to other editor (in)activity) at the talk page discussion. The editor User:Silvio1973 sometime edits non-Italian personalities, and recently met him for the first time at the article of Fausto Veranzio. We argued in the discussion Talk:Fausto Veranzio#Nationality?. Veranzio, actually Vrančić since other is the Italianized form of his name, is universally considered by ethnicity a Croat, but even then the editor Silvio1973 (on null basis) commented like "Italian... wrong as claiming that he was Croatian", and the exact resolution remained as it is - it was removed from the lead that he's a Croatian. The modern nationalities generally did not exist pre-19th century, but they claim their origin according the ethnical and cultural identity and history - thus we consider Johann Sebastian Bach a German, or Leonardo da Vinci an Italian, and so on even to the time BC. See your comment "by that logic, Johann Sebastian Bach wasn't German" - he was not nationally a German, but trace that through ethnicity. In the case of Faust Vrančić, we also don't have national identity, but his Croatian ethnical identity was absurdly denied by the editor Silvio1973. In the case of Marco Polo, there were previously some discussions, but without clear resolution, like Talk:Marco Polo/Archive 4#Venetian, not Italian or Talk:Marco Polo/Archive 4#"Venetian" or "Italian"? Maybe "Venetian (Italian)" is the best option. He was not an Italian by nationality, yet a Venetian (was it initally, for which we don't have any evidence, or later, since lived there), with which editor Silvio1973 agreed, but still did not forcibly edit like did with Faust Vrančić or simply because the discussion did not venture on this issue - while ethnically - see the revision in dispute at the sandbox. It's highly disputable Marco Polo was an Italian or belonged to this ethnic identity, it's only thanks to the Italian scholarship which all this centuries had primacy and authority in his case. They (intentionally) ignored or made very little mention that the Venetian historical sources (primary sources) did not consider his family originated from Venice, but from Dalmatia. It's complex, but hope for your reply.--Crovata (talk) 11:42, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Crovata, the only thing I am sure is that it's very difficult to deal with you. Silvio1973 (talk) 10:43, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
@Silvio1973: Stop doing what're doing right now, and you know very well what I am intending with it. The editor already answered me, didn't want to engage with the above discussion, and I thanked him. His input wouldn't have anything to do with Marco Polo's article, yet I wanted to see, since he made a edit summary comment, his viewpoint on the matter of nationality and ethnicity. Didn't want - the end.--Crovata (talk) 15:08, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Mobile apps[edit]

Hi Graham, I was just wondering if you ever used or considered using Wikipedia through the official apps ? It's been a bit of a mess in the past honestly, but you might be interested to hear that someone is making a real effort to improve the iOS app to be as accessible as it can possibly be. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 22:49, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

@TheDJ: Nope, I have an iPhone but only use it for basic purposes (partly because the touchscreen is hard for me to use due to coordination issues, partly because I simply don't leave the house much). Therefore I'm probably not the best person to evaluate the improved accessibility in the app. However I'll let a couple of my blind friends who are heavy iDevice users know about the app's improved accessibility, and see what happens from there. Graham87 03:44, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
Twitter would probably be a good way to get the word out too; I could retweet something about the accessibility fixes. Graham87 03:56, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
Another place to get feedback would be the iOS & iOS App Discussion forum on the AppleVis website. Graham87 05:14, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
Thx for that. I'll pass that along to the team. I'm not sure when they are planning to make the release, but it's indeed not a bad idea to do some specific reaching out when they do. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 07:12, 11 February 2016 (UTC)