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Welcome![edit]

Hello, Ivar the Boneful, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few links to pages you might find helpful:

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Care[edit]

WP:RS and WP:CITE Paul hasluck edit is classic case - smells of WP:COPYVIO - text like that doesnt come out of thin air specially when it looks like you have not done so - WP:OR and WP:V might also be considered JarrahTree 00:07, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Category:Lawrence of Rome has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Lawrence of Rome, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. You are being notified because you took place in the recent RM on Saint Lawrence. Thank you. TonyBallioni (talk) 14:14, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

Democrats[edit]

Hi, and thanks for seconding my political-party template request. To help clear up any doubt about this IP edit, the guy is actually right. It was always a feature of the Democrats senators that they could (and often did) exercise a conscience vote in any division. Party bloc-voting was one of the detestable traditions which Don Chipp regularly railed about. Conscience voting was enshrined in AD policy, stimulating a great deal of membership in the early Democrats. Cheers. Bjenks (talk) 06:37, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

Further to my efforts to obtain a "deregistered" template parameter for the Democrats article, a template guru has placed the idea in the too-hard basket. I've given up! Cheers, Bjenks (talk) 08:46, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
Bjenks Yes I noticed that the other day. What a bizarre response! I read your reply, and I guess we probably don't need to have that infobox parameter. However, I've worked out that it still could be added using blank parameters, i.e.:
| blank1_title = Deregistered
| blank1 = 2015
The only trouble is that this would appear at the bottom of the infobox, rather than just below the "Founded" parameter. I'll let you decide if you think it's worth adding in that way. Ivar the Boneful (talk) 09:25, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
Sounds Ok--I won't object. Watch out for the bogyman! Bjenks (talk) 13:16, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Fuck right off.[edit]

Roxy the dog. bark 17:55, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

IgnorantArmies[edit]

FYI, Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Bozzio. Sro23 (talk) 00:05, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Ok?? Ivar the Boneful (talk) 06:07, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Need source link correction for your uploaded Joyce image[edit]

Per https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Barnaby_Joyce_official_portrait.jpg the source link you provided appears incorrect and as such will shortly be deleted if not fixed. Are you able to find the correct source link and update it and then remove the 'no source since' tag? Thanks. Timeshift (talk) 07:13, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Qin Shi Huang[edit]

Sorry, but Qin Shi Huang is not eligible for inclusion on Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 10, as it has one section does not have enough references. Thanks for the suggestion, though. howcheng {chat} 17:33, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Marriage template[edit]

Please note that per Template talk:Marriage/Archive 4#RfC: Removal of "widowed" function, the "widowed" function of the marriage template is no longer recommended. Many thanks, DrKay (talk) 18:58, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

Ivy Wedgwood[edit]

Hi, I'm one of the promoters at DYK. I've spent over an hour looking for a biography to slot into Prep 3, and yours is the first well-written, well-sourced article I found that meets all the DYK criteria without any fuss. Good work! Yoninah (talk) 22:04, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Ivy Wedgwood[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 20 September 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ivy Wedgwood, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ivy Wedgwood's retirement after 21 years in the Australian Senate was reported with the headline "Ivy is a housewife again"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ivy Wedgwood. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ivy Wedgwood), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:03, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Women in the Australian Senate[edit]

Hey, just wanted to say great idea with the numbers in this list! It's a great solution to making sure we don't end up missing people or miscounting, and it also helps to clarify the people who came in at the same time. I'm going to extend it to the HoR and the rest of the state lists. Frickeg (talk) 03:19, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Please be careful[edit]

After moving the Tom Frame page to Tom Frame (comics), you added an orphan tag to it. It was only an orphan because you moved it. Its previous location (Tom Frame) had several incoming links. I have updated them and removed the tag. Please be more aware of how moves impact other pages in the future. Thanks! Argento Surfer (talk) 12:44, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

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Keating image[edit]

Hello, the NAA creative commons page you are using ([1]) to justify your inclusion of the images of Paul Keating and Ninian Stephen applies only to the NAA-generated content of its website. Please note that it includes a specific section at the bottom on the copyright status of items in the NAA's collection which explicitly notes that different copyright statuses apply to these items, and links to this very clear fact sheet. From reviewing the fact sheet, it is clear that these images are still under Commonwealth Government copyright. Please stop trying to insert them into Wikipedia. If you continue to try to add them, you will be blocked from editing. Regards, Nick-D (talk) 21:49, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

I suspect that you are also editing as 95.145.130.94 (talk · contribs). Please stick to one account at time please in line with the guidance at Wikipedia:Sock puppetry. Nick-D (talk) 09:25, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
Well, I'm not. I have only edited with a single account and I am quite happy for my IP address to be visible so this can be verified. I have nothing to hide, unlike certain others. Ivar the Boneful @ 220.253.157.110 (talk) 09:49, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Agnes Robertson[edit]

Thanks for your edits to Members of the Australian Senate, 1953–1956. Do the 56-59 & 59-62 pages need to be changed as well ? Find bruce (talk) 23:37, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Yes, they certainly do! That must have slipped by the original creator. Ivar the Boneful (talk) 04:13, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Agnes Robertson[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Agnes Robertson at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! SounderBruce 06:39, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi, I just promoted your hook to Prep 5. I just wanted to say that it's a great hook! I honestly thought she'd been serving in the senate for decades and changed parties at the last minute. I wish all hooks were as good as this! Best, Yoninah (talk) 20:34, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Result of the 3RR complaint[edit]

Please see this result. Both of you are risking a block if you make further reverts prior to talk page agreement. The steps of WP:Dispute resolution are open to you. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 14:55, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Friendly invitation[edit]

Hey there. Now started a discussion about your issue on talk. look forward to discussing with you and why exactly you have a problem with this?Brownlife (talk) 20:57, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Also please in future on any other articles we both edit simply bring up a discussion on the talk page instead.Brownlife (talk) 02:49, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Agnes Robertson[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 21 October 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Agnes Robertson, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Agnes Robertson served in the Australian Senate until she was 79, and switched political parties at the age of 73? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Agnes Robertson. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Agnes Robertson), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Dumbest revert I've seen for a little while[edit]

Why would you have thought that this was a good idea, exactly? https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mark_Latham&diff=807156852&oldid=806895784

Hello Mr/Ms IP, I reverted your (I assume?) edit because it's poor English – see adjective order for an explanation. Ivar the Boneful (talk) 14:47, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
It is poor English to imply that someone is no longer Australian when you merely want to indicate that they are no longer a politician. 148.122.187.2 (talk) 15:16, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

There's no ambiguity, as no native speaker of English would interpret "former Australian politician" to mean that the individual is no longer an Australian. You're analysing it as if it's formal logic, but it isn't. Ivar the Boneful (talk) 15:21, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

There is ambiguity, which is clear to any educated native English speaker. It's clear what is meant but it's clear that the meaning is not well specified. The grammar rules are well known and simple. 148.122.187.2 (talk) 15:29, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

As I stated above, "Australian former politician" contravenes the standard English adjective order; if you can find a style guide or any other source that says otherwise please let me know. I don't go out of my way to correct it, but if I see it being added I'll continue to remove it. Ivar the Boneful (talk) 15:37, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

For example, here: in modification structures involving at least one operator adjective like former or alleged (i.e. of type <<s,<e,t>>,<e,t>>), adjective ordering restrictions do not apply 148.122.187.2 (talk) 15:49, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

...and the same paper states "adjective ordering restrictions apply only to sequences where different orders yield different semantic interpretations", which is exactly what you're arguing against. [2] Here's a paper which specifically lists "former" as a scope-taking adjective (p. 17) and therefore first in the pecking order. Ivar the Boneful (talk) 16:42, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

You totally misunderstood. If different orders lead to different semantic interpretations, then obviously, the order to choose must be the one corresponding to the semantic interpretation you intend. If different orders have the same semantic interpretation, then normal adjective order applies. "Big blue house" means the same as "blue big house", but "Australian former politician" does not mean the same as "former Australian politician".145.15.244.20 (talk) 20:37, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

Perhaps you should try learning about the populations you are trying to reclassify before making edits that can only be described as enormously ignorant at best, and bigoted at worst.2601:84:4502:61EA:65A6:1187:CF1C:195C (talk) 06:06, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

And good job going over WP:3RR. In less than an hour to boot. 2601:84:4502:61EA:65A6:1187:CF1C:195C (talk) 06:14, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

"Classifying all Jews as middle easterners is antisemitic and refusing to call Romani european is antiziganist."

No, what YOU are doing is antisemitic, and way over the 3RR limit. I'd tell you to stop, but that ship has long since sailed. I suspect you will be banned soon. Ciao.2601:84:4502:61EA:65A6:1187:CF1C:195C (talk) 07:43, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

November 2017[edit]

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Racism in the United States[edit]

Hello Ivar the Boneful. Thank you for your recent improvements to Racism in the United States. I know the trolls can be annoying, but please try not to violate WP:3RR. It isn't worth it. Make your edit, and then argue your case on the article's talk page. Cooler heads will prevail. I know from experience that it's easier said than done, but please try. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 20:24, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

<Personal attack redacted>

Talk:Julie Payette[edit]

Greetings. You may wish to familiarize yourself with WP's talk page guidelines regarding constructive contributions. To wit:

Article talk pages should be used to discuss ways to improve an article; not to criticize, pick apart, or vent about the current status of an article or its subject. This is especially true on the talk pages of biographies of living people [...] the talk page is for discussing how to improve the article, not vent your feelings about it.

Frankly, I'm not seeing anything constructive about the (overheated) comment by Randal Oulton that you restored here. I would urge a self-revert on this one. —Sangdeboeuf (talk) 04:30, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

asking why material hasn't been included is not "venting". you can revert if you want, it will stay in the article history as evidence anyway. Randal Oulton may have his own opinions and you might ask him to rephrase instead of just deleting, because that way it looks like suppression / censorship. Ivar the Boneful (talk) 07:57, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
Pardon me, but that seems a little paranoid. This isn't a legal proceeding, nor am I a government censor, just a volunteer editor like yourself. WP:BLP and WP:PROPORTION are pretty clear: just because something scandalous has been published about a person doesn't make it encyclopedic info. WP is not a tabloid (I'm assuming this was prompted by the car accident issue, but after all, Oulton didn't specify just which factual omissions they objected to). —Sangdeboeuf (talk) 08:41, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
Sorry if I gave off the wrong impression, I probably worded that poorly. I didn't mean it as an attack or an accusation on you, it's just that that article has a history of paid / COI editing. :) Ivar the Boneful (talk) 11:30, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

There's a great deal of info about her that people are currently discussing out there. The controversy about her has ramped up owing to her inaugural speech this week. I'd rather people can check the information on Wiki, where we can hope there will at least be an attempt to keep it impartial and objective. As it stands, the article has been scrubbed and it shows frankly, and I was startled how bare it was when I came to it. Start a section called "Controversy" or whatever, and put the stuff there. Or not, I really don't mind. Like I said, all the info is out there elsewhere on the web anyway. Randal Oulton (talk) 04:09, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Disappearance of Harold Holt[edit]

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Rfc notice[edit]

An Rfc is opened at Charles, Prince of Wales concerning that article's lead. You many want to put that article on your watchlist :) GoodDay (talk) 17:26, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Women's biographies[edit]

Hi there, Ivar. I'm impressed by all the new biographies you have been creating recently. Maybe you would like to join the Women in Red project where we are striving to improve the coverage of women on Wikipedia. You might also like to look at our World Contest which is running until the end of November. It's not too late to add your articles to the "Articles achievement" list there. Keep up the good work and let me know if there's anything I can do to help you along. (cc Dr. Blofeld)--Ipigott (talk) 11:55, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! I actually heard about the contest a while back, but I completely forgot about until a few days ago. Hopefully I can still sneak in and snare some of the minor prizes! I've actually already added most of the articles I created lately to the main list (I think that's what you were referring to, if not let me know). Ivar the Boneful (talk) 12:06, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
Yes, that's it. If you have time, you can add all the others to the main list too - or if you want to take part in the contest, add them with your user name under the countries. Let me know if you need any help.--Ipigott (talk) 15:10, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

A page you started (Evelyn O'Callaghan) has been reviewed![edit]

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Jean Springer[edit]

FYI, there seems to be some dispute about this person's date of birth–I've seen sources saying 1939 or 1946-ish. My guess is that the 1939 source is correct as it seems to come from personal information, but I thought it was worth explanining in an endnote. Blythwood (talk) 19:52, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks. This source is quite explicit, but I agree the discrepancy is worth noting. Ivar the Boneful (talk) 19:58, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

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Hi, don't forget to add your articles to the main list, I added a few you did yesterday! I wasn't sure if you were going to add them in a bunch later. Anyway, keep up the great work!♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:25, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Some bubble tea for you![edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Another barnstar for you![edit]

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Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearance of Harold Holt[edit]

Hi, do you know why this hook keeps being moved out of the Special Occasion holding area for December 17? Yoninah (talk) 19:47, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

The article is already listed at Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/December 17, and as far as I'm aware the same article cannot be in bold in two separate places on the main page on the same date. Perhaps it could run a day or two before the actual anniversary instead. Ivar the Boneful (talk) 11:59, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
Oh! Now I understand. So we'll leave it where it is and it will be promoted as needed. Best, Yoninah (talk) 13:00, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Canadian biography[edit]

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An exceptional barnstar for you[edit]

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@Dr. Blofeld: I was just about to email you when I noticed that I seem to have gained an extra $10 since the last time I checked (apparently an additional $10 as a general prize). So that would bring my total to $70 (10+15+20+25) rather than $60 (the figure listed at Earnings by user). I've included $70 as the "prize claim" in my email to you, but you might want to double-check that I haven't messed up my sums. Thanks for all your work, Ivar the Boneful (talk) 14:12, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Why not join Women in Red?[edit]

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Georgs Everest[edit]

Thanks for tackling the Everest page. It has needed attention for years. If you have the energy the section on the survey could be extended since that work is the basis of his fame. The section on his house in India and and that on his extended family are really too big. Glad too that you had the courage to change Welsh to British; the nationalists won't like that! Peter Mercator (talk) 18:18, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Cheers, I pretty much came across it by chance and I was surprised at how little info there was. I could've been really daring and called him English! I mean, I'm usually the first person to call a Scot a Scot, etc., but with Everest there's no evidence that he ever even set foot in Wales, only that his dad had a house there. Hopefully I don't get any backlash. Ivar the Boneful (talk) 18:32, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Disappearance of Harold Holt[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 11 December 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Disappearance of Harold Holt, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Australian prime minister Harold Holt's death by drowning has been commemorated by a warship, a naval installation, and multiple swimming pools? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearance of Harold Holt. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Disappearance of Harold Holt), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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Contest Prize[edit]

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Hetty Johnston[edit]

No backing down on your wrong reverts here. See WP:POLD.Direct evidence is here[3], and is against WP:COI and WP:COIN. Please either change this back or WP:ANI will immediately follow. History of political agendas is completely against policy. I.e. WP:COI Considering the history of this page, this revert is quite justified. Arianewiki1 (talk) 08:25, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

Should of said, see this reminder here, Talk:Hetty Johnston] where it says: "If you are a subject of this article, or acting on behalf of one, and you need help, please see this help page." They just defied this. Arianewiki1 (talk) 08:33, 19 December 2017 (UTC)
Now immediately request to solve this issue quickly. Arianewiki1 (talk) 08:36, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

User:Arianewiki1 you're clearly deluded if you think I'm in error. By all means take this to ANI, you'll get laughed off the internet. Ivar the Boneful (talk) 09:57, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

What you guys have here is a content dispute - that's not something requiring administrative action, unless one or both of you carries on edit warring. Talk it through either here or on the article talkpage, but right now there's nothing sanctionable going on, and no mop-wielding required. If you can't come to terms, dispute resolution is thataway. Yunshui  15:28, 19 December 2017 (UTC)
FWIW, with my "uninvolved editor" hat on rather than my "admin" hat, I'd say Ivar is correct here. The disputed passage appears to be sourced and (thanks to some earlier improvements by Arianewiki1) neutrally worded. That it was added by a COI account (<changes hats>and if you can provide reasonable (non-outing) proof of that COI, I will happily block Jasonox32 for violation of the disclosure policy<editor hat back on again>) is neither here nor there, it would seem to be pertinent information for an encyclopedia article about Hetty Johnston. Yunshui  15:33, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Leaders of the Liberal Party in NSW[edit]

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Some basis in principle[edit]

I write about your insistence on fact sequence in BLP lede (Alexander Downer) where you have insisted (4 reverts) that a lesser current role should stand above an earlier more notable one. I note that your last edit summary relies on the principle that you "haven't seen that written down anywhere" and there are other articles which reflect your method. This was interesting as your first revert had, quite to the contrary, claimed you were reverting my edit on the basis of an existing standard. So the first point here is that you have a propensity to cite a standard to be followed when there is none. On the substance of the alternative approaches, I note that you conceded, by implication, that the relative notability of the subject's roles is to be taken into account in determining sequence because it was on the basis that running a bridge club is way less significant than having been foreign minister that you concede that would not take precedence. So the principle of your position is not principled at all, merely as long as a piece of string for you, at least as far as your brief edit summaries go. So here is an opportunity for you to lay out your principle of precedence so we can then apply it intelligently and reasonably to the specific problem before us. I'm all ears. sirlanz 02:22, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

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I never submitted this to articles for creation, it's just a draft that hasn't been edited in a while.

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Revert[edit]

Are you aware that you blanked two paragraphs of sourced content when you reverted at Commonwealth of Nations? Your edit summary applies to one paragraph removal, but does not cover the other. --Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 18:11, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

@Ponyo: I can only see one, the one beginning "The Queen has since ceased to be the head of state..." [4] Ivar the Boneful (talk) 18:13, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
You're right, the second paragraph moved up and I misread the diff. Carry on! --Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 18:22, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
No problem, it happens to the best of us. Ivar the Boneful (talk) 18:25, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

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Approaching the bright line[edit]

You're an experienced editor, so I'll spare you the template, but you are at risk of violating the 3-revert rule on the Martin Van Buren article. Favonian (talk) 17:04, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

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@Favonian: You blocked me while I was in the middle of typing a response on the article talk page. Could you please copy and past this there? Ivar the Boneful (talk) 17:20, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

"You randomly deleted links, deleted a sentence mentioning one of the most notable aspects of Van Buren's career, and now you're making up lies about "abuse". I'm starting to think you're a troll, and I'm not going to engage with you any further. If you keep this up I will report you to admins. Ivar the Boneful (talk) 17:20, 24 July 2018 (UTC)"

Done. Favonian (talk) 17:26, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

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Category:Parents of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom[edit]

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Apology for accidentally reverting Warnie Lewis[edit]

Sorry, that was completely unintentional. I for some reason was editing from the "Previous" version and not paying attention. —VeryRarelyStable (talk) 00:48, 23 September 2018 (UTC)