User talk:IrishPete

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Henry Tibbs[edit]

Hi there! I'm fine with the change. Thanks for the correction. ISD (talk) 13:24, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Charlie Siringo[edit]

Instead of removing the reference tag you could just fix it. Best O Fortuna (talk) 03:38, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Is is actually quite frequent. The most common mistake made when creating a reference, especially one where you use one source for multiple references (a b c d e), is to forget to "close" the reference by using a forward slash (/) at the end. The forward slash "closes" the reference. Without it, it blocks out the text until the next / comes along. So, if you look for <ref>the forward slash</ref>:
  • WRONG:
<ref><ref>
<ref name=TIME>author, article, publication, date, retrieved,<ref>
<ref name=TIME>
  • RIGHT:
<ref></ref>
<ref name=TIME>author, article, publication, date, retrieved,</ref>
<ref name=TIME/> - (without a space)

or

<ref name=TIME /> - (with a space)
Hope this helps.
Best O Fortuna (talk) 15:28, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Oxford Wikimania 2010 and Wikimedia UK v2.0 Notice[edit]

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Race of Jesus[edit]

Yes Yes it's absolutely fine. I thought the vandal had put the entire template and hence deleted the entire template since the vandal was abusing our God. I didn't check the diff. My mistake. Thanks, Kensplanet (talk) 20:39, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Cleanup[edit]

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Hello, IrishPete.

You are invited to join WikiProject Cleanup, a WikiProject and resource for Wikipedia cleanup listings, information and discussion.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 12:34, 29 February 2012 (UTC)


Use of minor edit flag[edit]

Thank you for your contributions. Please remember to mark your edits as "minor" only if they truly are minor edits. In accordance with Help:Minor edit, a minor edit is one that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute. Minor edits consist of things such as typographical corrections, formatting changes, or rearrangement of text without modification of content. Additionally, the reversion of clear-cut vandalism and test edits may be labeled "minor". Thank you. --John (talk) 22:28, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:58, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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