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Do I know you? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Seneca Flyboy (talkcontribs) 02:41, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

I have no idea, Seneca Flyboy. Who are you? - Jajhill (talk) 10:30 16 October 2015 UTC

Welcome[edit]

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Vice Presidents[edit]

Hi Jajhill, many people have held multiple offices. I don't think it is practical to put an infobox for each one (as you did for Thomas Jefferson). The usual convention is to have the highest office that person held in the infobox (in this case, President). There are templates and sucession boxes at the bottom of the article that give more detail about other offices. For example, Jefferson was also Governor of Virginia and Secretary of State. --JW1805 (Talk) 01:40, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Then how come William H. Taft's page has him with a presidential table and chief justice table? - Jajhill

Please do not add nonsense to Wikipedia. It is considered vandalism. If you would like to experiment, use the sandbox. Thank you. Adolphus79 05:37, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

That was not me that was someone else - Jajhill

so it was, I'm sorry... feel free to delete this... - Adolphus79 05:42, 17 May 2006 (UTC)
you are forgiven - Jajhill

Numbering of British Prime Ministers[edit]

I've removed the numbering from the infoboxes of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. British Prime Ministers aren't numbered like US Presidents for several boring reasons. Firstly, the term "Prime Minister" wasn't used until the early twentieth century, before then the office was called "First Lord of the Treasury", in fact to this day the Prime Minister still is the First Lord of the Treasury, that's what it says on No. 10's letterbox. Another thing is, the United Kingdom didn't exist until 1801, before then it was Great Britain, so technically Robert Walpole was the first Prime Minister of Great Britain and Henry Addington was the last Prime Minister of Great Britain and the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Also, there is a debate as to weather non-consecutive terms are counted twice, like the way the Americans count Grover Cleveland, the Downing Street website says Gordon Brown will be the 52nd person to walk through the doors of Downing Street as PM not the 75th. Then there is the issue of how many times Ramsay MacDonald is counted as the government changed part way through his second term but he remained as Prime Minister. Finally, it's just not a British tradition to count the number people who have held a particular office. Hope you understand. --Philip Stevens 12:15, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Understood. It's just me and my American ways. -- Jajhill 19:50, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Please stop adding numbers again. Therequiembellishere (talk) 07:30, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

I'll say again: Stop adding numbers. Therequiembellishere (talk) 22:26, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
I don't see why you won't stop. Therequiembellishere (talk) 13:52, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
I did not add any numbers to British Prime Ministers! Why are you accusing me? And why mustn't I? - Jajhill 14:20, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

I haven't been talking about the British PMs, I've been talking about adding them everywhere else. If you'd responded earlier, there wouldn't be any confusion. Therequiembellishere (talk) 04:31, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Martin Luther King, Jr.[edit]

Hello, Jajhill. I'm curious. What was your reasoning for changing MLK's infobox (diff)? I'm not a great fan of infoboxes one way or the other, I just wanted to understand your rationale. Thank you in advance. ---Sluzzelin talk 13:05, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

It should also be noted that Wikipedia articles do not use honorifics such as Dr. or Mr. --Orange Mike 23:44, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Well, its because it seems that Dr. King was just as much a philosopher as a revolutionary leader, not only continuing, but preaching the ideas of Henry David Thoreau and Mahatma Gandhi, of peace and civil disobidience. - Jajhill 01:21, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply. This is one of the reasons I see info-boxes as problematic: MLK was a religious and spiritual leader, a political activist, a humanitarian, a pacifist, an orator, and so many other things. Hard to settle on one type of box. I do think, however, that his most prominent influence and legacy lie in the history of civil rights and political activism, so, in my opinion the box, if one is needed at all, should reflect this. I agree that "Infobox revolution biography" is not a very compelling title, and understand your wish to change it, but I fear the "Western philosophy" box is even less fitting and would never receive consensus to remain. ---Sluzzelin talk 06:54, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Fair enough. - Jajhill 4 August 2007

Rolland medal[edit]

Hello- I've noticed you've added the nobel prize image to Romain Rolland's infobox. Surprised it wasn't there before. But it seems to be covering the last bit of his name, so it reads Romain Rollan. Maybe this is just a weird browser thing at my end. But if you could double check and fix if it isn't just me, that'd be great. Thanks, DionysosProteus 04:23, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Infoboxes[edit]

Just curious why you seem to be systematically removing the <sup></sup> and {{st}}{{rd}} tags from biographical articles? The standard has been to include them so taking them out would be inconsistent with most biographical articles on Wiki that include them. --Veritas (talk) 23:48, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

For the record, I think WP:MOSNUM#Typography supports removing the superscripting. I'm not much on the minutia of WP policies, but that's how it reads to me. Acdixon (talk contribs count) 20:15, 25 July 2008 (UTC)


Hello, and I'm wondering why you are also removing {{st}} and {{rd}} from articles, such as George H. W. Bush with [1]. I looked at before and after, and the use of these templates looked fine to me (if a bit 'cute'). That's a lot of changes you are making without any mentioned reasons that I can see. General guideline: if you _could_ make dozens or hundreds of changes, first make just a few and see what the reaction is. Shenme (talk) 23:56, 17 February 2008 (UTC)


Wait, why are you doing these actions again? See [2] from 23:13, 11 November 2007. Some changes you do are 'good' like [3], so you don't look like a vandal. But you still need to discuss before you repeat edits that have been reversed. Perhaps the Wikipedia:Help_desk people could help you find the right people to talk to. Shenme (talk) 00:14, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Poe infobox[edit]

Regarding the infobox at Edgar Allan Poe, precedent for featured class articles on writers has actually been to remove the infobox rather than expand them (see, for example Mary Shelley). What remains at Poe's article is safe only because it is neutral. "Genre" is too debatable (but there's plenty of discussion in the prose itself) and a list of "Notable works" will easily annoy Poe scholars and Poe fans alike (I, for one, was particularly annoyed by the focus on horror works, when so much of the article tries to expand beyond that limited scope of Poe's oeuvre). Anyway, just thought I'd let you know my motivations. Oh, and don't forget to add edit summaries, especially on articles that are semi-protected and have a high concern for vandalism. :) --Midnightdreary (talk) 23:43, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Templates for deletion nomination of Template:Objectivist philosophers[edit]

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Republican Liberty Caucus[edit]

You appear to be one of the more active editors on Republican Liberty Caucus. The article was tagged for over a year for concerns about the lack of sources, and there were comments on the talk page too. Basically, the entire article was sourced to the RLC websites. According to WP:V, Wikipedia articles should be based mainly on third-party sources. If readers are only interested in seeing the RLC view of things they can go to the RLC website. WP:NPOV says we must include all significant points of view, and those are not going to be found on the official site. As a result, I've "stubbed" the article down to a short paragraph. I'd be happy to see the article expanded again, but only if it's based on independent sources.   Will Beback  talk  20:33, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Rolling stone succession boxes[edit]

Please stop adding these to articles. Regardless of whether their positions on the list should be in the articles (I don't have an opinion at this time), a succession box is not appropriate. It uses "preceded by" and "succeeded by", which implies the position as the greatest vocalist is passed on from one to another - and it is not even obvious which means up and which means down. It is not a good way to convey this information. I am rolling back your additions. Regards, Trebor (talk) 23:47, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Property tax rates in the United States by state[edit]

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This really just appears to be property tax rates in Massachusetts. Shouldn't this information be integrated into a Massachusetts-specific article? Also, going to a county level in terms of information seems a bit too exhaustive.

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Rolling Stone Greatest Artists[edit]

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Mass additions[edit]

Hey, do you have consensus for these additions? --John (talk) 06:37, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

As I don't see any benefit in these additions and you didn't show me a consensus that they should be added, I am going to remove them. If you need help, I suggest posting at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Rock music to try and generate agreement. Best wishes, --John (talk) 08:48, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Comedy Central Greatest Stand-Ups[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Stock characters[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Stock characters[edit]

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I didn't re-nominate the template. The attempted nomination by DreamGuy was never listed on TFD, so I did so. szyslak (t) 11:05, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

November 2012[edit]

Please do not add or change content without verifying it by citing reliable sources, as you did to Roman Polanski. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. Cresix (talk) 00:40, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Sockpuppetry[edit]

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Do not edit with two different account/IPs. That is sockpuppetry, and it can get you blocked very quickly and for a very long time. Cresix (talk) 00:52, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Property tax rates in Massachusetts[edit]

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Use an edit summary when saving your changes to an article[edit]

Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. I noticed your recent edit to List of Massachusetts locations by per capita income does not have an edit summary. Please provide one before saving your changes to an article, as the summaries are quite helpful to people browsing an article's history. Thanks!

You made 59 edits to List of Massachusetts locations by per capita income in succession. Having an edit summary for each edit would be most useful in this case. (You might also want to combine those small edits into a few larger edits.) Senator2029 ➔leave me a message 17:29, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Ways to improve List of Massachusetts locations by unemployment rate[edit]

Hi, I'm Sulfurboy. Jajhill, thanks for creating List of Massachusetts locations by unemployment rate!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. 4. all minor.

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse. Sulfurboy (talk) 21:50, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Punctuation[edit]

Thank you for your addition of schools infoboxes. There should be no comma between the state and the zipcode. I have fixed that in two articles. Can you correct the rest? Hertz1888 (talk) 23:21, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

May 2015[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Lawrence, Massachusetts. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

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Template:Infobox school district[edit]

I notice you have been adding Template:Infobox school district to a number of city articles. If you click on the link to the template, you will see that the first line states "this template is intended for use in school district articles". While I appreciate your hard work, this is not the correct use of this template and your edits will need to be removed. Thanks for your cooperation. Magnolia677 (talk) 22:44, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Please respond. Thank you. Magnolia677 (talk) 00:09, 17 October 2015 (UTC)
Magnolia677. What? I thought we resolved this. Jajhill 15:50, 17 October 2015 (UTC)
You are correct. My apologies. I wasn't following the talk page discussion and the template language about this remains unclear. Sorry about the reverts. I'll try to fix them soon. Magnolia677 (talk) 01:51, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────The issue was not resolved in any way. Changes to templates or their documentation require a much wider consensus than existed at that talk page. Frankly, since the uninvolved editor jumped in and made the change before Magnolia had responded, there was not even enough of a consensus to make a change on one page, much less a template. A consensus is not a simple vote. It is a meeting of the minds of all concerned parties. Obviously, since all involved knew Magnolia was a concerned party, there is no consensus. To change templates, all interested parties have to able to participate. Minimally, notification should have been made at the main talk pages of the two interested projects to ensure wider participation. Please make appropriate notifications and continue discussion. Thanks. John from Idegon (talk) 20:31, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Gilmore[edit]

The section of "political positions" is for the outline of his policy prosals and opinions, it is not for independent opinions on his record of public service.   Spartan7W §   02:26, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Please stop[edit]

You do not have consensus to use infobox school district on settlement articles. Further, even if you did, I and I believe many other editors, would oppose its use on an article by article basis. If a town is so small as to not support notability for an article on its school district, guidelines fully support writing prose and lists to document the public school system. I really see no arguement for using them other than ilikeit. I will be do I g a bunch of reverting, and I'd appreciate your help. John from Idegon (talk) 21:13, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

I can second this opinion - I have no problem with an editor who wants to constructively contribute to Wikipedia, but if the general WP:CONSENSUS is that the infobox does not fit the article (or placement within the article) than I think you should stop adding them and contribute in other ways. Check this out for more info on the infobox you're using and its intended use. Garchy (talk) 18:45, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
Me too. Magnolia677 (talk) 23:45, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

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How margin of error works — Statewide opinion polling, Democratic Party primaries, 2016[edit]

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Chinese article on Quincy Hills[edit]

If you have any friends who know Chinese they can add stuff to zh:昆市公立學校 if they wish WhisperToMe (talk) 01:58, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Major US Cities[edit]

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SAT Update - sources[edit]

You appear to be making massive changes to SAT scores on many pages without adjusting the references. Where are these numbers coming from? --John (User:Jwy/talk) 05:50, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

User:Jwy, the new numbers and the old numbers come from the same source, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. If you would actually follow the link, you would know this. Jajhill (talk) 05:58, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
If you followed the link and look at the indicated 2014-2015 numbers, you might find they point to the old numbers. And, at least for Bromfield, the number you give for the total doesn't match the source even if you look at the 2015-2016 page. --John (User:Jwy/talk)
User:Jwy, if you select the 2014-2015 school year on the link, you will get the 2014-2015 results. However, there are more recent results which are located on the very same page. The old data needs to be updated now. And also, you clearly are not capable of doing basic arithmetic: the 2015-2016 SAT results for the Harvard Public School District (where The Bromfield School is the only public high school) are 594 for reading, 583 for writing, and 589 for math. 594+583+589=1766. I'm reverting your edits. -- Jajhill (talk) 06:28, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
I was mapping that number to the fourth number in the source: the total number of tests taken. My mistake. I appreciate your work on this. Avoiding commenting on other editors, however, would likely encourage more productive interactions with others. --John (User:Jwy/talk) 03:20, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

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Mountains of New Hampshire navbox[edit]

Hi - Thanks for all the work you've been doing on geographic navboxes lately. They've been very thorough. I have a suggestion about the Mountains of New Hampshire template. Several of the ranges listed (specifically Baldface-Royce, Crescent, Kinsman, Pilot, Presidential, Sandwich, and Twin) are part of the White Mountains, so it seems strange to have them broken out separately from the Whites. I see that it is possible to introduce subgroups into navboxes - see Template:University of Michigan for an example. Would you be willing to try that for the NH mountains navbox, or shall I go ahead and take a stab at it? --Ken Gallager (talk) 13:20, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Hello, Ken Gallager. If you'd like to create subgroups in the navbox for the ranges that are within the White Mountains, feel more than free. I wasn't sure exactly how to proceed with that when I initially created the navbox, so I just figured I would just separate the ranges (sometimes having too many subgroups can seem cluttered). Just let me know when you're done so that I can see what it looks like. -- Jajhill (talk) 16:23, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
All set. Let me know what you think of the formatting. I left the Mahoosucs as a separate range, though some would include it in the White Mountains. --Ken Gallager (talk) 19:40, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Mountains of Montana[edit]

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