User talk:Ianblair23/Archive 4

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Happy New Year

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Hello Ian, I hope you had a wonderful New Year's Day, and that 2008 brings further success, health and happiness! ...and further nationalist conquests ;) All the best!.... ~ Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:40, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

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Typo redirect 'Breaker' Morant (film)

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Portal City of Bankstown

Sorry to create so much work for you with that link. Cheers_Ad@m.J.W.C. (talk) 10:21, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

the Sydney Journal

Hi there, Just thought I'd drop you, and the other sydneysiders who came to the meetup, a line and mention that the first edition of the Dictionary of Sydney's online, peer-reviewed journal is now live.

The Sydney Journal is the first (and most academically rigorous) "product" of the Dictionary. It will be a quarterly publication with a variety of texts from upcoming Dictionary articles and is hosted by UTS E-press. This edition features 4 thematic articles, 6 ethnicities and 5 suburbs - all specifically related to Sydney.

I hope you find it useful and interesting - If nothing else it's essays are eminently referenceable for their corresponding articles here on WP.

Best, Witty Lama 12:55, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

editing help

Hi there Ian!

A university class I've been trying to convince to get involved in using WP in their class has today agreed to do so. In the class they rewrote the text of Religious Nationalism. I was wondering if you could have a look at it and edit it mercilessly (as the saying goes). Perhaps if you could convince others to get in on the act too that would be great.

Here is the diff of the edit they made [1].

Thanks for your help,

Witty Lama 10:36, 23 April 2008 (UTC)


Please note that the section Religious Nationalism has now been separated from the main article Nationalism into its own article Religious nationalism. Please join in and help bring this newly formed article up to standard. Especially important is avoiding a Systemic Bias and adding Citations.

All the best, Witty Lama 04:57, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Sunday (TV program)

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CfD nomination of Category:Turks and Caicos Islander people

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Oceania 2008

No worries about the write over, it was only 6-8 hours of apparently wasted effort... but a few notes:

  • Was there a reason your page wasn't connected to the OSA page before the Oceania Champs. page was created?
  • In naming the page, I went with the year at the end because it helps group the event pages together by the event name, rather than by the year.
  • For this event, there really are only records for swimming, so they should be in the subsection of swimming, not a separate section. And does "WR" really need to be on a page where none where set?
  • I had actually checked all of the name links on my original page, and then not included the ones that linked to nothing or to the wrong person (e.g. Mark Herring)--rather than having a page of red links.
  • The relay results on the page do not match the posted final results, where Australian/New Zealand have 2 relays in the top-3. Did you chose not to count these "B" relays? The meet information allows for up to 3 entries per country...
  • For relays: the relay represents, first-and-foremost, the country, so it should be listed first, before the athletes on it. And as far as I have ever heard them referred to, swimming relays are 400 or 800, not 4x100 or 4x200: the sport is swimming, not track & field (I believe this switch is coming from the FINA office, in some strange (and what I view as misguided) attempt to have the sport act like "Athletics").
  • Dates... are you linking to dates (e.g. "8 June")? If so, why? (this is on the Oceania Champs. record page)

Just my thoughts.... Hooperswim (talk) 13:23, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia: WikiProject Swimming

Hi there, Ive recently joined the WP:WikiProject Swimming team. Im committed to getting on top of the project. Since you have listed yourself as a participant i thought i'd let you know what i've done. Ive got a bot thats going through the relevant catagouries that apply to the project and tagging them with our banner. Ive done all the stub class articles and assessed them automaticlly, and im starting on the 3000 other articles that ive identified. So this will mean that we will have all the articles in the scope of the project together and we can start working on them. So if you have any spare time theres going to be thousands of articles that will need assessing. There are around 2000 articles Just in in stub class, and most of these will need the importance assessed. I think it's important we get all this assessing done, so we can start working on the articles.

Don't fell pressured to start assessing articles, i just thought that since theres going to be so many articles, you should know that theres heaps of work that needs to be done, ill be trying my best once my exams are finished. Remember many hands make light work.

Cheers Printer222 (talk) 13:22, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Tedda Courtney

Ah, thanks for that. Wasn't sure about him myself.--Jeff79 (talk) 08:27, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Records in swimming

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Look forward to hearing your thoughts. Yboy83 (talk) 16:20, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

NZ Swimming records

I actually don't see any point in referencing records which have already been ratified by Swimming NZ and are listed on the records page of their website. New records can have individual references until the next SNZ update but as the SNZ records is the ultimate and final source for this page keeping individual references after an update is unnecessary and adds nothing to the article. Cheers, DerbyCountyinNZ (talk) 11:48, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Important vote at wiki-project rugby league

Many people have been working hard on getting a new infobox up and running and we would like to have your thoughts on the subject here.  CorleoneSerpicoMontana  07:16, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Ratings

I noticed you added the ratings to The Hollowmen. I was wondering where these ratings where from? Are they estimations by channel two about the number of viewers (based on the results of a survey of a small group of viewers) or something? --Adam1213 Talk 12:44, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Films roll call and coordinator elections

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Proposed deletion of Sean Wroe

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Proposed deletion of Jason Stewart (athlete)

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1st Congress

Please see my recent edits to List of special elections to the United States Senate. Were any of them actually elections? Were they special or general? —Markles 00:52, 20 December 2008 (UTC)