User talk:JGHowes/Archive 1

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Hurricane Fabian

Please provide a source for your addition to the Hurricane Fabian article. The article is a featured article, and unsourced additions are discouraged. Hurricanehink (talk) 20:10, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Done, JGHowes 22:23, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
Can you provide a source for the damage pic of the airport? We need to know if it is usable or not. Otherwise, it will be deleted. Hurricanehink (talk) 23:47, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
Well, where did it come from? If you do not post a link of where it came from, it will be deleted. We need to know whether that image is usable or not. Hurricanehink (talk) 23:58, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
Sorry for the doubt (just saw this link]). I talked to an administrator about it, and he said the best way to do things is if you could email Wikipedia permissions from your workplace. If you're confused, the administrator I talked to was Nilfanion, who'd be able to help you more if needed. Hurricanehink (talk) 00:27, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
Excellent :) Hurricanehink (talk) 01:11, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:BDA logo.jpg)

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Talk:Muhammad/Mediation

Yes, I am the mediator (or trying to be...), but I'm new, and I picked too tough a case. The tags aren't used, but there's a discussion on Wikipedia talk:Mediation Cabal about that; feel free to join in. Also, I noticed you delete your messages after you delete them. If you want to keep your page clean, you can add them to an archive (instructions on how to do this are availabe on Wikipedia:How to archive a talk page). · AndonicO Talk 19:49, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. I've asked for help already; two mediators are better than one! :-) · AndonicO Talk 22:36, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
The picture in which Muhammad is fixing a stone in Kaba is before even he was prophet and before he started preaching Islam. That cannot be an important enough event in Muhammad life (which is such a great life with so many great events) and for Muslims. --- ALM 12:57, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Goodman

The stuff at the top my user page is free, in fact I borrowed it from someone myself. The Goodman article is way better. If you want to go the next step, GA status, you need info on his early life and career outside scouting. See George Thomas Coker for a GA Scouting bio.Rlevse 22:11, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Photo Caption for Ruth and Gehrig

Anyone who can't distinguish between Ruth and Gehrig must have spent his entire life in a dungeon without TV, radio, books, or newspapers. Also, people are always identified left to right in a photo caption. It is absolutely unnecessary to include (l) and (r) in ANY photo caption.

Anthony22 23:21, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

UMD Userbox

There are a couple of guidelines for listing userboxes on Wikipedia:Userboxes/Education/United States. First, just one userbox per school. Second, boxes listed there should be in Template space, such as Template:user UMD. For both of these reasons, I suggest you use the talk page to propose and make changes to the existing template instead of adding a new one. --NThurston 14:32, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

BSA style guide

You will probably find The Language of Scouting a useful reference. I would specifically refer you to the entry on capitalization. Happy editing! --Gadget850 ( Ed) 23:55, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Partial success RV

It happens ;-)

Happy editing,

Snowolf(talk)CONCOI - 18:09, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Proposed replacement of University of Maryland userbox

Since only one userbox per university is allowed here, I'm proposing replacement of the current userbox, because:

  • the existing oversized userbox doesn't fit standard Wikipedia userbox dimensions
  • current userbox photo of mascot "Testudo" at the College Park campus is too small to be meaningful in a userbox
  • the proposed new userbox is more generic of the entire Univ-Md. system, not just the College Park campus
  • the University of Md.'s official logo features a stylized version of the Maryland state flag – by using only the public domain state flag in my proposed new userbox, we have a symbolic representation of the university without any copyright infringement. JGHowes 16:17, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
Current userbox Proposed new userbox
{{user UMD}}
Flag of Maryland.svg
This user is a student or alumnus of the University of Maryland.



I agree with your concept, however, in the spirit of userbox non-proliferation, I highly recommend that you have this discussion on Template talk:user UMD. I have copied your comments there. I also suggest that you be WP:Bold and make your improvements directly to that template. --NThurston 18:19, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Oskar Schindler

Hi. I'm very annoyed by some of your last edits in Schindler's article. 1) "As the advancing Red Army neared Poland in October 1944 ..." - The Red Army entered (pre- 1939) Poland in Jully, in the fall 1944 its advance threatened concentration camps in Silesia and southwest Poland. The original formulation was better. 2) "producing parts for V2" who could wrote such stupidity and why are you copying it? In Brněnec they made some components for the 37mm munition (the factory for munition was in Polička 20 km far from Brněnec). 3) "Those few who managed to escape from the transport trains were also sheltered by Schindler" Schindler never saved the escaped prisoners - all the Jewish workers (there were also Poles in forced labor and some German experts) were to Brněnec transported from concentration camp. See the table in "cs" article about Schindler. It's based on the book of Jitka Gruntová, who makes the research about concentration camp in Brněnec over 20 years. --Honzula 10:58, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

  • Hi, no need to be "very annoyed". I was relying on this source: Herbert Steinhouse, "The Real Oskar Schindler", Saturday Night Magazine, (April, 1994) for the edits I made, as listed in the References.

I might add that you should refrain from using such terms as "such stupidity", this is not the WP:civil tone expected of editors, you know.

Thanks for your corrections JGHowes 12:52, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Now I some photos of documents with Schindlers topic (the reediting for article will be soon), may be you can be interested, but I cannot put it to wiki because they are copies from book, do you want it to email?--Honzula 09:47, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Honzula (talkcontribs) 13:03, 14 March 2007 (UTC).


Sorry, but another conflict term in Schindler's Article: "Zwittau has since been renamed Svitavy" This is very common Sudetengerman statement, that the "German" places were renamed into Czech after WWII. Actually most of the towns, hills etc. in Czech lands have had both, the German and its Czech alternative (and vice versa). Only very unimportant places or places in ethnicaly "clear" areas have had only German (and were largely renamed after WWII) or only Czech form. The others you can easily identify - 1) they have similar pronounciation or 2) they are literal translations - Svitavy/Zwittau is the 1st option (historically older). I mean, Zwittau had its Czech name at least from begin of 19.cent. but the German name was prefered as 90% of town population spoke German. Honzula 19:39, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject PipeOrgan

Hi there. I noticed from your comments on the talk pages of Douglas Major and Frederick Swann that you were responsible for creating the articles. You may have noticed the WP:PipeOrgan project tag placed on these articles recently, and I wondered whether you would be interested in joining - the Project is still very new and could do with more members. Someone with a knowledge of American organists would be very useful to have on board! If, however, membership of this project doesn't appeal, sorry to disturb. Best wishes, Bencherlite 00:54, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Welcome aboard! Bencherlite 19:21, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Welcome from the Aviation WikiProject

The March 2007 issue of the Aviation WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. Trevor MacInnis (Contribs) 15:33, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

fair use

check out the fair use section you made on WP:AN/I. I left a comment there with some useful tags for you in fair use hunting. SWATJester On Belay! 03:15, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Pearl Harbor

Hello, just pointing out that a compromise that had been reached regarding the opening paragraph was that no comparative statements would be made for the Attack on Pearl Harbor page. This would allow for simplicity in reading, and not need a bunch of qualifiers in order to explain the comparatives. In your addition, we would have to add "one of the worst" in the 20th century, during peacetime, terrorist attack, until 9-11, etc. It would get cluttered when we then added comparatives to the Japanese results, to the value of the ships involved, to the loss of life here versus at Hiroshima, etc. We chose to move those details to lower in the article, so that details would not interfere with the first paragraph summary. Not advocating that you remove your change, just asking that you be aware of why your change got such a strong response. CodeCarpenter 16:23, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism

Please look into a user before reporting that they are committing vandalism. Your report of me to AIV was highly insulting. I have been an established editor on Wikipedia since 2004 and have not had any problem. Therefore, to suddenly find myself accused of "a massive vandalism campaign" is quite alarming. Please read and familiarize yourself with the guideline WP:AGF before accusing any others of vandalism.

While it may seem unlikely that Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb or the boxer, James J. Corbett appeared in vaudeville, all of them did and, with the exception of Ruth, did so successfully. They are all on the List of vaudeville performers that I have spent massive amounts of time creating. Thank you. *Exeunt* Ganymead | Dialogue? 21:11, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

  • It's an easy enough mistake to make, given that you were creating dozens and dozens of the same edits, some of which were questionable (at least they were to me! I'm not the expert, though). The editor above used the word "seems" in the report so it looks like they just reported you to WP:AIV for investigation where you were exonerated. - Alison 21:48, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

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César Franck

please the See Wikipedia:WikiProject Musicians, and the template talk page for the infobox musical artists. the flag is reserved for place of birth. --emerson7 | Talk 23:59, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Royal Gazette Links

That's a good spot on Ewart Brown, I need to have a sit down and check them all when I have a chance. A few months back the RG changed its website provider, and the directory tree below the www.theroyalgazette.com page was changed, causing all links to sub pages from anywhere to broken. I don't think any articles have been lost from the website, just moved. Have a great day! LeeG 14:55, 15 April 2007 (UTC)


I understand what you mean about unreferenced material, my error. I misused the Edit function. The Royal Gazette link is now fully operational. In fact the controversal article which you deemed better to remove, is on the front page now as the Chief Justice ruled against the gag order, and that it is in the best interest of the public, your own referenced link will take you right to it June 18th

thanks Allan Bermuda

User:Nowhozdisiz

Thank you for your comments to that user. You might observe that all of his entries [1] have been about this TPR subject. I have already talked with admin User:Wknight94 about it some. I'm thinking of reverting all of these changes. What do you think? Wahkeenah 16:25, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

I will run it by the admin and see what he thinks. Wahkeenah 16:38, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Imus tag

hi - sorry, I had totally forgotten that you asked me to take another look. I will, today. Tvoz |talk 16:18, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

See my comment on the talk page - I think it's better, but it's still sounding like only Al Sharpton and company favored the cancellation, and I don't think that's a neutral presentation. FWIW, I couldn;t take the yahoos on both sides of the issues who were editing this and the companion Imus article, so I'm not inclined to jump in it again right now myself, but I do hope the articles will be improved. I hope this is helpful - I'm not trying to trash the work you're doing. Tvoz |talk 17:59, 19 April 2007 (UTC)


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Green tickYnote to file: self-reverted article and orphaned image; informed User:pd_THOR on his Talk page JGHowes talk -

Imus intro...

Tell me what you think of my new proposed intro for the Don Imus page. Here [[2]]. It takes into account everyone's objections.Wikidudeman (talk) 03:20, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Green tickYnote to file: replied on article Talk page JGHowes talk -

FDR

Why did you remove my comment on the FDR page. It was not vandalism, but instead a historical fact. do some research.

Green tickYnote to file: replied to User:Mxpx915 that:

There is already a section in the article, "Civil rights issues" which does mention the criticism of his policies towards the Jews. If you feel this could be expanded upon, fine. But to conclude he's a "well-documented anti-Semite", however, requires that the "documentation" (by reliable sources) be specifically cited, pro-and-con, to maintain NPOV.JGHowes talk -

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Green tickYnote to file – added {{PD-USGov-Interior-HABS}} license tag; (Library of Congress) and digitalID source tag were supplied in original upload; also for NYP_LOC2.jpg, NYP_LOC3.jpg, NYP_LOC4.jpg, and NYP_LOC5.jpg image files JGHowes talk -

re: Why is this an issue?

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Actually

Actually, i have an account, but i keep forgeting to log in, my name is Masterwiki. Anyway, is it possible to keep me always logged in. If so, thank you. If not, oh well.

70.237.215.241 23:41, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
Green tickYTo User:Masterwiki, Hi, after you log-in, click on "My preferences" at the top of the page, then scroll down to "Change password". Under that section, you'll see a box "Remember my Login on my computer". Check that and you'll always be logged in. Of course, this should only be enabled from your own computer that no one else uses. Otherwise, if you're using a public computer such as a school's, everyone will have access to your User account. Let me know if you have any other questions. JGHowes talk - 03:21, 11 May 2007 (UTC)


Pearl Harbor FA review

I've left a comment at Featured article Review noting some porblems with the process and with this particular result. Perhaps you'd care to respond?

On another pedal note, another pipe organ fan who scuba dives. Will wonders never cease!? ww 11:55, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Re: The Franck page on MySpace

I have reverted your edit, as all of your claims are groundless. See the Franck talk page for more details.--Vox Humana 8' 12:36, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

I think that the community would have appreciated some kind of consensus on this before you removed it. I have had no reply to the above message either here or on my own user talk. Neither have you replied to my message on the Franck talk page. This doesn't seem to fit WP:CIVIL. Please read my points and understand that at least three and a half out of your four points have no validity.--Vox Humana 8' 14:39, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Green tickY Reply: The use of consensus doesn't apply when a clearcut violation of a Wikipedia policy occurs. Even should editors agree to overlook the "Do Not Use" guidelines spelled out in WP:EL, that doesn't make it permissible. Your use of a sock User:EccentricRichard in lieu of User:Vox Humana 8' to do a third revert must be avoided to remain in good standing. JGHowes talk - 19:56, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Valley Forge

I like the images you posted, but you might consider a free license that requires attribution. ----evrik (talk) 02:22, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

  • the license you use isn't one of the "free licenses" i.e. you can'y load it to the commons. I was referring to the gdfl or {{cc-by-sa-2.5}} licenses. ----evrik (talk) 02:40, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
Just stepping in for a quick comment. The image of the cannon you added to Valley Forge doesn't have a caption. I'm not sure where it's taken, or I'd write something up myself. Would you mind, when you get a chance...?  ;) --Midnightdreary 03:11, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Heceta Head Light

Hi, I think that image you uploaded of the lighthouse near Florence is actually of the Umpqua River Light. They were built using the same pattern, but if you compare the two you will see that the workrooms are on opposite sides of the towers in relation to the direction of the ocean. (Here's a link that shows both.) Latr, Katr 17:25, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Resolved

Reply: You are right! It is indeed Umpqua River lighthouse. On the back of my photo (which was taken in 1991), I had simply written "Pacific Seacoast lighthouse near Florence, OR". A closer examination (including using a magnifying glass to read a small sign cropped out of the Wikipedia image), positively identifies it as the Umpqua lighthouse. Many thanks for pointing this out. Regards, Jim JGHowes talk - 18:22, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Glad I could help. It's nice to know that having a head stuffed full of useless trivia comes in handy sometimes. And since the Umpqua River Light article doesn't have an image yet...well, there ya go! Happy editing! Latr, Katr 18:39, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:PestFromGellertHill 4 50mm crop full.jpg

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Cardinal Keeler Image

I am actually on the Cardinal's staff, and we do own the image and copyrights. Thanks anyway. Basilica1 01:02, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Cardinal Keeler/Bp. O'Brien Image

Was not aware of that, will do first thing Monday morning. But just looked at the OTRS page and I'm fused. I do not see an address or any sort of information on the topic. Can you explain in more detail what we need to do? I'm afraid I'm not very Wiki-savvy. Basilica1 22:17, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

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Resolved

(Image source at U.S. gov URL added JGHowes talk - 04:11, 27 August 2007 (UTC))

September–December 2007

Image source problem with Image:BDA logo3.jpg

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Fixed — added source/fair use rationale to image page JGHowes talk - 17:40, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Hey, no problem

I figured it was an error due to the weird cut-off point. Jinxmchue 01:06, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

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Green tickY note to file: deletion OK, original image upload attempt returned error msg and uploaded image didn't show, possibly due to server lag (?) JGHowes talk -

Zeta

I guess but when images like this image exist it looks kind of bad ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Talk"? 13:25, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Rex Humbard

The restaurant tower that Rex Humbard started to build and then just left standing was one of the most famous aspects of his life. In all of Ohio and beyond, it has been known as "Rex's Erection" for decades, it is a very famous landmark.

Link: http://explorer.altopix.com/map/kdaocf/Rexs_Erection.htm
unsigned comment 10-11-07 by IP 67.190.90.215

Green tickY Reply Thx for the msg explaining your edit to Rex Humbard. Certainly good faith edits by anyone are always greatly appreciated. Having said that, however, Wikipedia is one of the Top 10 sites on the internet in terms of daily hits, which number in the millions. As such, we have to be careful that all Articles follow certain guidelines for quality. For example, all information has to be reliably sourced. In a nutshell, that means it must have been printed in a mainstream newspaper or website, etc., and cited in the Article's footnotes. (for details, see WP:RS). Also, Wikipedia is not a collection of "trivia". So although the Rex Humbard article does mention the unfinished tower, I don't see how adding a slang term to describe it adds to the Article's value as an encyclopedic reference. I hope you will understand why it was reverted. Happy editing! JGHowes talk - 19:44, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Hardy palms

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I've included a link to a photo album I created last summer with some pics I've taken through the years of hardys in Baltimore. I also included a link to a post by a Baltimore resident of some experience with hardy palms in the Baltimore area.

Strongbad1982 02:50, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Reply: Many thanks...who knew? Face-smile.svg JGHowes talk - 23:23, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

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Fixed — clarified source info. provided JGHowes talk - 23:21, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

E. Urner Goodman

Here's my first set of suggestions...first, look at Arthur Rose Eldred and George Thomas Coker, both articles I wrote that are also GAs and single person BSA biographies. Make the Goodman article similar in scope and depth of info to these two articles. Then reference every well. When you get there, leave a note on the Goodman talk page and I'll look it over again. Then we'll go from there. Right now, I'd basically say the Goodman article just needs beefing up to get to the GA point. Rlevse 13:59, 15 October 2007 (UTC) I'm going to throw up a stub for the Philadelphia School of Pedagogy. Could you send me that online source you found? Thanks. --evrik (talk) 17:59, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Image:Ostrich SA2.jpg

Hi, James, just out of idle curiosity is your attribution-type licence for this image actually compatible with the GFDL? I'm not planning to delete it either way, just wondered if there is a potential problem. Jimfbleak 16:59, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Green tickY Oh, yes. {{attribution}} is a free license. See WP:ICT/FL JGHowes talk - 17:42, 16 October 2007 (UTC)


Image copyright problem with Image:Pres Roosevelt and Boy Scouts in 1937.jpg

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Fixed — oops! overlooked the {{Non-free historic image}}, now fixed JGHowes talk - 20:11, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
The image you asked about looks fine to me. THe tag I put on is on the talk page and a Scouting project tag, totally unrelated to licensing. Rlevse 20:42, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Re:

I don't see how it is "personally targeted behavior that causes an atmosphere of greater conflict and stress. " (from WP:CIVIL). Obscenity is a personal subjective philosophy that I don't subscribe to. -- John Reaves 21:13, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure I understand why you would have clicked on my userpage when you intended to ask me a question. Why wouldn't you just go staright to my talk page? At any rate, what was your question? -- John Reaves 21:35, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
Well thanks for the fix. -- John Reaves 21:54, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

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Fixed — replaced with Non-free media template and more detailed Fair Use Rationale on the image description page JGHowes talk - 04:34, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

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Great articles

Nice job on the Royal Blue and Capitol Limited articles. --DP67 talk/contribs 19:02, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

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Fixed — added Non-Free Media template and elaborated on Fair Use Rationale JGHowes talk - 05:40, 27 October 2007 (UTC)


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Fixed — detailed Fair Use rationale, which was present on the Image page, has been re-formatted using template JGHowes talk - 12:02, 5 November 2007 (UTC)


Ocean Grove

Hi, Alansohn- We seem to keep running into each other on various articles - small world, isn't it? :o)

I've reworded slightly Ocean Grove, New Jersey since your edit, to clarify that although the court quashed OG's status as a separate borough in 1921, the Camp Meeting Assn continued to exercise local ordinance powers for another 60 years (until the newspaper deliveryman sued the Assn in 1981 because he couldn't drive his delivery truck into the Grove on Sundays).

Just didn't want you to think me rude for changing your edit.

Cheers, JGHowes talk - 19:25, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

  • It sure is a small world. The original wording implied that that Ocean Grove was ruled unconstitutional as a municipality in 1981. I was reading (and digesting) a New York Times article on the 1981 ruling and I will integrate it with your edits. Thanks for taking the time to clarify the ruling in the article and for the heads up. Alansohn 19:48, 6 November 2007 (UTC)


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Fixed — Fair Use information reformatted using Non-free media template JGHowes talk - 11:41, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Template:Dominionism

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Tiffany glass

Wow! ...Amandajm 15:02, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Eleanor Roosevelt GA nomination failed

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JetBlue Labor Dispute

I re-added the section on the JetBlue labor dispute, sourcing the information from Crain's NY Business Journal. The dispute was also covered in NY Newsday as well. Pipa32bj (talk) 17:59, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

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References

No, I actually prefer <references />. The change is part of WP:AWB's general fixes, and for this reason I have turned off "general fixes" in my main "date maintenance tags" run. However, on balance, with the standard headers I decided that the type of article is more likely to benefit from the general fixes. I have also asked the AWB developers to remove this particular feature. (Note the reason I prefer <references /> is purely the font size.) Rich Farmbrough, 18:39 5 December 2007 (GMT).

Thank you

I want to thank you for updating the fair use rationale for the Image:Westmoreland Seal.jpg. Normally when I receive notices that the usage is disputed, I will take care of them immediately. However, I am in the process of studying for finals, and did not have time to do anything with it. --Willy No1lakersfan (Talk - Contribs) 01:06, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

re: Towson, Maryland

ok, have fun. --Boothy443 | trácht ar 20:48, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

changed image name incorrectly

Hi, fyi the BOT changed an image name at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport from image:St.Petelogo.gif to image:St. Petelogo.gif, rendering it blanked. I've reverted this. JGHowes talk - —Preceding comment was added at 13:32, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Oops! Thanks for catching that. Cheers, CmdrObot (talk) 15:09, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Great eye for GA

Hi, you seem to have a great eye for Good Articles.. Could you take a look at Victor G Bloede and let me know what you think. I'm certain it's not even close to a GA but would be nice to have some pointers on how to improve it the best I can. The biggest problem is the resources. What you see for refs is about it! I can't seem to find much of any I used every bit I could from what little I had. Thanks! --DP67 (talk/contribs) 16:35, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your contributions and advice on Victor G Bloede I'll keep working at it. Although I doubt with such limited references it will be a GA, but still I'd like to make it an interesting article to read. One of the biggest problems I'm having as far as researching his patents and inventions is that most of them where made in the late 19th century to the early 20th century and I cant find any references on them other than what is already written. Any idea where I could find such information on them so I can cite them? I'm sure having only a few references does not help its creditability.
--DP67 (talk/contribs) 12:14, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Congrats on the milestone

Congrats on the 5K+! Face-smile.svg --DP67 (talk/contribs) 07:33, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you!

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JGHowes/Archive 1 has earned the Railroad workers award
for tireless efforts in maintaining the Trains WikiProject.

--DP67 (talk/contribs) 10:21, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

Disclaimer

You make a reasonable point. However, you may observe that while I'm the reporter, the disclaimer is an "editor's note". I might actually further suggest changes, since the story is supposed to reflect my reporting but not especially my "opinions" as the disclaimer refers to it. Anyway, I'll mention this to Ral315 and maybe we can improve the standard disclaimer for future instances. --Michael Snow (talk) 19:09, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

That's a good point. I've made a change to it, and I'm certainly open to changing it further. Ral315 (talk) 19:53, 22 December 2007 (UTC)