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Hello, Greyskinnedboy, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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General editing advice from other editors[edit]

Placed TOC's[edit]

Hi there. I see what you mean - I'm just not fond of seeing the two boxes on the same side of the screen. Ironic really - that's the reason most people use the placed TOC in the first place. It just seems less natural from the default behaviour.

It don't really bother me eitherway, so revert if you so wish. Bobo. 01:55, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Em dash spacing[edit]

Regarding this edit, "Em dashes should not be spaced" per MOS:EMDASH. —LOL T/C 07:58, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Fair enough. I was unaware the format for em-dashes in Wikipedia would be different from the style guide I use habitually for other work. Thank you for enlightening me. Greyskinnedboy  Talk  07:58, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Your attention needed at WP:CHU[edit]

Hello. A bureaucrat or clerk has responded to your username change request, but requires clarification before moving forward. Please follow up at your username change request entry as soon as possible. Thank you. Tyrol5 [Talk] 21:07, 6 April 2013 (UTC)


Articles in question[edit]

Business process modeling[edit]

Hi, I removed your edits to the BPM article again and explained here. Please respond first and try to get some consensus, before adding this info again.

Thank you. -- Marcel Douwe Dekker (talk) 20:45, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

P.S. I refraished my initial comment and will look into it some more. I don't oppose this kind of informtion being added to Wikipedia. In fact I favour more personal notes about the people involved in BPM. But this kind of information has to be added on the right place.

Web 3.0[edit]

Per your request, I have moved this page to User:Greyskinnedboy/Web 3.0. Please tag it as {{db-userreq}} when you're done with it. Stifle (talk) 09:06, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Well done for that (bunch of editors who haven't read WP:NEO properly 8-( ) Andy Dingley (talk) 11:13, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
Hello, I notices the Web 3.0. Would you mind if I moved it into the Wikipedia namespace. In particular to Wikipedia:Incubator/Web 3.0, as a sort of experiment to place articles that are deleted because is seems to be impossible to write an article about those topics at the current time. This would reduce the risk that the history of the article gets lots in userspace. It might increase the risk that is gets deleted from Wikipedia space as well, though (but in that case it can just be moves back to your userspace.)
Cheers, —Ruud 00:10, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

User:Greyskinnedboy/Work breakdown structure[edit]

Hi, I have create a User:Greyskinnedboy/Work breakdown structure dummy article in your userspace, where yopu can experiment what you like. See also talk:Work breakdown structure. -- Marcel Douwe Dekker (talk) 01:35, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

RfD nomination of "Business Motivation Model"[edit]

I have nominated "Business Motivation Model" (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) for discussion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at the discussion page. Thank you. Anshuk (talk) 08:40, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

CamelCase[edit]

The inconsistent application of rules was a result of my haste, so I've taken a more careful look and re-did some of my original edits more consistently across the article. Please see full response on my talk page. Everything counts (talk) 10:46, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Kesgrave Hall[edit]

The prospectus I read was printed in the early 1980s, under Shepherd's (sp?) headship, and mentioned several of the staff of that era. I don't know if we still have it or where it is; perhaps one of the other guys has it or could distribute a scanned copy. The prospectus was still in use until 1990; Mike Smith had a new prospectus printed in 1990 (there is a picture of me and Darren Young reading one of my computer magazines in Nelson dorm in there). I don't recall IQ per se being mentioned as a criteria in all the time I was there; the talk was of bright or intelligent boys and academic ability. If IQ was a criterion, we would have had to take an IQ test before entering, which I didn't and don't recall anyone mentioning it.

Other schools did use IQ; Bicknell school in Bournemouth did, and the headmaster of that school told me and my parents that he had removed a pupil from that school for coming below-par in an IQ test. Very few pupils were expelled from KHS while I was there (1989-93) and never for that reason. IQ is actually a controversial test of intelligence and not all education authorities would have used it.

You can find a definition of "bent" here and that's what the authors of the prospectus meant by it:

1 a: a strong inclination or interest : bias b: a special inclination or capacity : talent —Preceding unsigned comment added by IndigoJo (talkcontribs) 19:20, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

As some one who has edited the Kesgreave Hall School section of the Kesgrave Hall page before it was split off to it's own Kesgrave Hall School page, can I have your help on a number of issues relating to the page. I have posted to the Talk page. Thanks Mrodgers2099 (talk) 08:14, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Kesgrave Hall School[edit]

With this edit to the above page, you removed some major delatil about Matthew Yusuf Smith, I have added the information back.

You also incorrectly marked the edit as "minor" - I think you may not understand what a minor edit is. To help you may want to take a look at WP:MINOR, taken from the page :

  • Checking the minor edit box signifies that the current and previous versions differ only superficially (typographical corrections, etc.), in a way that no editor would be expected to regard as disputable.
  • Any edit that changes the meaning of an article is not a minor edit, even if the edit concerns a single word, and it is improper to mark such an edit as minor.

Codf1977 (talk) 22:06, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

First, let me say that I accept I made a mistake in marking the change as minor, apologies for an unintended slip because I was in 'clean-up' mode. Including the religious and political views of a former pupil undermines the assertion that "everything ... written on the page is ... about the history of the building and the school" (clipped from your own user talk page). I'm not disputing that it is factual, just that it's not relevant to an article on the school. Anyone interested in who he is and what informs his views can follow the wikilink to the page on him. To keep it in unfortunately starts look personal, something not appropriate or encyclopedic. Greyskinnedboy  Talk  01:59, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of DICE framework[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Product camp[edit]

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You may want to read the guidelines for specific types of articles: biographies, websites, bands, or companies.  Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 02:39, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of BUFQI[edit]

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Rag (student society)[edit]

Hi. Just a note to say I partially reverted your edit to the Rag (student society) article. Wikipedia to cite itself, so the cite you added wasn't a reliable source. If you can find mention of this elsewhere please feel free to re-add. Thanks. --Escape Orbit (Talk) 21:32, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Wrong destination[edit]

Hey. You're supposed to go from rags to riches, not Rags to more RAGs. Clarityfiend (talk) 02:52, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Winston W. Royce[edit]

Hi David, thanks for your extra words to the article. Could you take a look at this discussion item? Mdd (talk) 12:14, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Body of Knowledge[edit]

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Basically unsourced article about an unclear topic seemingly redundant to other articles (domain knowledge, knowledge base, community of practice, knowledge community, and/or others). It's turned into a WP:LINKFARM for any organization or publication containing the words "body of knowledge".

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Hi Rhododendrites, I happened to have this page on my watchlist and noticed your message. I fully agree with your assessment that the article turned into a linkfarm, and lacked reliable sources. In trimming down the links and adding some definitions from reliable source, I hope to have solved most of the problems. -- Mdd (talk) 12:02, 30 October 2014 (UTC)


Images in question[edit]

Problems with upload of File:InternationalInstituteOfBusinessAnalysis.jpg[edit]

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Updated now. Greyskinnedboy (talk) 04:43, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

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Thanks for pointers about fair-use policy. Could you take a look and check that I've marked it up correctly now? Thanks. Greyskinnedboy (talk) 09:05, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Yes, the image is correctly tagged now. I also removed the deletion template, since you addressed the issue. Radiant chains (talk) 09:10, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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