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Thomas Courtenay, 13th earl of Devon[edit]

I have put some questions regarding changes that yourself and others have made to this article in its discussion page - if you could take a look, I would appreciate it. M3txl (talk) 14:37, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Little context in Giles de Badlesmere, 2nd Baron Badlesmere[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Bethoc of Angus[edit]

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If you have a certain historical reference then you could possibly consider deletion; however you will find that most of these names have been borrowed from Cockayne's (variously edited by Vicary Gibbs and others) Peerage or Burke's Peerage. The evidence over the internet is somewhat regurgitated and cannabalized by the absence people (like myself) who are doing original research or corroborated values from original sources. Much of the history dating is copied or transcribed from other secondary sources and so on. As for a short entry: i would have thought it axiomatic that the more entry is added to and the more it will grow. To delete a family for lack of detail misses the point of the 'organic' nature of internet articles; and the Wikipedia.

Speedy deletion nomination of John Gathorne-Hardy, Lord Medway[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Edward of Goodrington[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Sir Edward Courtenay[edit]

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Page titles[edit]

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Proposed deletion of George Courtenay[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Sir Philip Courtenay[edit]

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Citing your articles[edit]

Hi Jgrantduff, sorry about the "prod" messages above. For now I won't add any more. All you need to do is state in each of your articles where you got your information from - WP:CITE tells you how. Thanks, Marasmusine (talk) 12:25, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of George Courtenay[edit]

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Hi Jgrantduff, I can help you with this article if you can tell me what the source of your information is. Without verification, the article is just going to get deleted again. Let me know. Marasmusine (talk)
Hi, thanks for your email. You wrote "I do not know why you suggest that you can help me with the page? It makes no sense for a qualified historian to give you resources so that you patronise the web! i know the sources better than you as i have a degree in it! I study at local libraries in England to find the sources. I am certainly not going to hand you the Golden Cup! " ... "DO not please write to tell something about which you know very little: however if you do your OWN research and use your own brain to write the articles, then go ahead and do better!!! No one is stopping you from adding or researching in order to add to these articles, which are about a family that i know a lot about!!!"
I don't quite understand your tone, but it sounds like you do not wish to cite your sources, and that I should find the sources myself.
When you create a new article, the edit page says "When creating an article, provide references to reliable published sources." You have attempted the article on George Courtenay twice now, and each time you failed to reference your source. Verification is not "my opinion", it is a core policy of Wikipedia: WP:V.
Since you are the historian, I'd like to see you contribute to Wikipedia. However, the onus is on you to provide your references. I offered my help because I didn't know if you knew how to use the citation templates. The offer still stands. Marasmusine (talk) 18:43, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Elizabeth de Vere[edit]

I notice from this article's history that when you created it back in 2009 you wrote that her first husband was killed at the Siege of Rheims on 23 January 1360, a statement that remains in the article. I've just started an article for her first husband and he seems to have died in 1348 or 1349. Where did you get the 1360 date? Opera hat (talk) 15:27, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Edward (?) Mowbray[edit]

Hi Jgrantduff, on 28th April 2011, you edited Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, by naming Edward, 2nd Earl of Norfolk as "EDWARD MOWBRAY". I am currently researching the Mowbrays, can you give me any sources or references to this specific Edward Mowbray? Ta Steve. Stephen2nd (talk) 12:52, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

tHERE IS no talk about the history in your comments. The question mark is in the narrative and not for technical internet jargon. The question of the Mowbray family and their title Earl of Norfolk is subject to HISTORICAL dates and analysis that has nothing to do with wikijargon. The Earls of March married into a number of important late medieval families, although they started out as rough soldiers on the welsh march. But their success like so many of the nobility was due to enforcing of the king's law upon a lawless frontier. Mowbray family lived at Kenninghall in Norfolk on the other side of England. They were involved with the Nevilles, Talbots and later Howards in Yorkshire, and wer influential until their line was made extinct, and their estates went to the Howards through the female right of marriage. You will know that they were also connected to the Sudeley family of the castle in Gloucestershire, who also had lands in Warwickshire. Their affiliation with Edward IV made them Yorkists. If you wish to find references to the Mowbrays there a host of references in Medieval history books: recent books include those written by Ian Mortimer, Juliet Barker, Michael Loades, and older books by Michael Prestwich. Old families have plentiful biography and pedigrees, so you can look for the line in the Complete Peerage. Local Studies in Norfolk will have books published on the family and prominent members. Internet Google Books, Guthenburg e books, and such publications have a wider set of trees and lineage books that describe all members place in history. The american obsession with English history includes the Plantagenet Roll, and the Ruvigny Roll, both of which have a detailed account of lineage of the Mowbrays. Furthrmore their castles and houses will have been published by the Archaeological societies in East Anglia. However you will have to be a member to get access to their collections. Universities often store unpublihsed Ph D works on very specific and in-depth research projects. But they may not be applicable at the time if editors then delete all references in detail. (wikipedia tends to be ruthless and cunning when editing someone else's references!!! they tend to delete with gay abandon!!) Any founding of criticism will depend on the availability of reading and research that can be now AVAILABLE TO amatuers and editors. Professionals will not be paid for editing wiki articles and this means they do not bother!! Good amateur research comes free, but at cost to the researcher. Beware!

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Speedy deletion nomination of Edmund Trowbridge Dana III[edit]

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Jessie Holliday[edit]

Dear Jgrantduff, I have been researching Jessie Holliday for some time, as she appears in a biography I am writing. Please identify the sources of your information for the page you created. Thanks, gpeterw (talk) 18:54, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

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Sir Francis Mowatt and created articles generally[edit]

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STOP SHOUTING!!!![edit]

Please stop giving people shouty advice like this - 'DO NOT DELETE CITATIONS AND REFERENCES.'. This is not an appropriate use of comments. If other editors are deleting citations or doing other 'bad stuff', discuss it on the appropriate talk page. Snappy (talk) 18:08, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Edit summary[edit]

This edit summary, "You have already cannabalised my article - no more BOTS!!!", is disturbing on a number of levels. Firstly, Wikipedia:Ownership of articles is a policy. It says that "No one, no matter how skilled, or of how high standing in the community, has the right to act as though he or she is the owner of a particular page", so referring to "my article" is against policy. Secondly, I can see no evidence that you had any previous input into the article whatsoever. Thirdly, I can find no evidence of "cannibalism" (whatever that means) in the article history: it has remained essentially unchanged for the last year, at least. Fourthly, the appropriate response to a "refimprove" template is to find references, not to remove it, still less to replace it with a non-existent template! Finally (I think), the edit which you were reacting to was plainly and obviously done by a human, so adding "no more BOTS!!!" makes no sense at all.
The purpose of the edit summary is to summarise what you did (and why, if appropriate). In this case, a proper edit summary (albeit for an improper edit) would have been something like "removed refimprove template because I didn't like it." Looking through your contributions, I notice that a good many edit summaries – including the shouty ones that Snappy talked about above – do not actually relate to the edit that you are doing. For instance, this edit merely adds an article to the "See also" list, but the edit summary is "DO NOT unnecessarily divert the name. The present has been changed from MacDermott/MacDiarmada. Please check correct form beforehand." If you have a problem with the way an article is being edited, just click the "Talk" tab at the top and open a discussion, stating what your problem is, giving examples and suggesting alternatives.
You are obviously a prolific editor, and in general your edits have added valuable content to several articles, though they are not without their faults. However, you need to learn to edit collaboratively and use article talk pages, and you need to learn not to lecture other editors when you are apparently not fully familiar with Wikipedia policies yourself. Scolaire (talk) 15:27, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

By any chance was this edit summary – "editing is by its nature a solitary occupation. The work that I do is based on reading and writing from factual documents. Nothing is left unchecked, and all computerised bots or otherwise that "suggestive" of additional inputs" – meant to be a response to my post above? If so, it will not do. You know how to edit pages. You edit talk pages the same way. Please say what you have to say on the appropriate talk page (in the current instance, this page), not in an edit summary of an article that a given user may not even be watching.
In any case, editing Wikipedia is not supposed to be a "solitary occupation", it is supposed to be collaborative. Nobody has suggested that the work you do is anything other than editing "based on reading and writing from factual documents". However, that edit summary strongly suggests that the work of other editors is not "based on reading and writing from factual documents". This goes against the Wikipedia:Assume good faith policy. Again, as before, the last bit, "and all computerised bots or otherwise that "suggestive" of additional inputs", makes no sense. It is not even a sentence. Can you please edit this section of this page and explain what message you are trying to get across. Thank you. Scolaire (talk) 23:30, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

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Incorrect use of Cquote[edit]

Please read Template:Cquote. The template is not ever supposed to be used in articles in place of Template:Quote or <blockquote>. I have reverted your changes on two articles. Please undo any similar edits that you made to any other articles. Scolaire (talk) 12:08, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

This looks a bit like editing while logged out, which is considered sockpuppetry. --Scolaire (talk) 14:55, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Only if the logout is carried out by a Bot program involuntarily. No intentional logout, if editing is to be achieved successfully - that s why you are the lore of the people. Jgrantduff (talk) 15:15, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
So you're saying you didn't intend to log out, but you did intend to revert against policy? That is very disappointing. When will you learn to be collaborative instead of disruptive? --Scolaire (talk) 15:25, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

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Gordon Macready[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Sir John Auld Mactaggart, 4th Baronet[edit]

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Cquote again[edit]

Please stop this. It is disruptive to the whole Wikipedia project. Scolaire (talk) 18:58, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

The cquote is basic to the whole narrative to the writing of history That means that it is perfectly acceptable in the canon of literature and writing of programmatic materials if it is accompanied by a block of quotation in a longer passage of literature. I do not use it extensively for every footnote from an academic historian. but it can be used to exemplify a passage. When using a Footnote - bind it into the passage at the end of the last fullstop. Then blockquote this inside, because this is tidy, and the cover it with the formatting of a cquote. But this should be used in longer more significant sized passages of direct citation, and not just willy-nilly.
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I WOULD prefer it if you did not contact me at all, on every tiny minor little alteration. it is annoying to be picked up on the slightest pretext. Please do not question every tiny thing all the time. Or else I will block you out completely from my account. Jgrantduff (talk) 10:05, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
It is not supposed to be used AT ALL that way, as you would see if you bothered to read Template:Cquote. A number of editors, including myself, have gone to considerable trouble to REMOVE the template from articles where it shouldn't be. By ADDING it to articles you are being disruptive, and if you continue, I will have to take it to the Administrators Noticeboard. --Scolaire (talk) 14:01, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
You might to be a little disappointed then by the millions of punters who have and are using it. I do not hold by the perverse autocracy of computerised Hegelian complex. It is far from being as democratic as you are Supposed to Be! So take the hint. If you have something constructive to add to the content of a page, then let know. Otherwise.... take a long rest and well earned holiday on the Bahamas ..........forever! Jgrantduff (talk) 10:23, 2 February 2015 (UTC)


Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG And you, stop with the wretched Baklava! I know you're not doing it to spread "Wikilove". Your continued disruption is noted. Scolaire (talk) 19:07, 2 February 2015 (UTC)


Mactaggart[edit]

Please address the issues raised at Talk:Sir John Auld Mactaggart, 4th Baronet. Thank you. PamD 10:32, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Duplicate links[edit]

Thanks for your edits on Cambrai 1917 but did you know that there's a device for highlighting duplicate links? It's in the toolbox down the left margin of the page. I changed a couple of your edits as the wikilinks were already there. Regards Keith-264 (talk) 10:27, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Date format[edit]

I've fixed a few of your edits. The likes of:

1939&nbsp;–5 October 1977

is not correct. Hohenloh + 19:08, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Once again, please stop doing this, it is wrong. Snappy (talk) 10:43, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Yet again, please stop doing this, it is wrong. Snappy (talk) 18:13, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

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Cite book template[edit]

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Russell Manners[edit]

You've added him to the Royal Horse Guards article, but looking at White-Spunner, Granby had Manners translated from a cornet in the Blues to lieutenant-colonel of the Royal Foresters. You might want to take a closer look at the text and make sure of what applies to the Blues and what to the cavalry in general. Choess (talk) 12:42, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Eric Hanbury-Tracy[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Richard Napier (disambiguation)[edit]

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Your protection request for Reginald Brett, 2nd Viscount Esher[edit]

I have declined your protection request for this article. There is no activity that warrants it. Please note protection is not granted to protect your preferred version of the article or to stop other editors from making changes you don't like. I direct your attention again to WP:OWN. --NeilN talk to me 16:18, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Note that your plainly incorrect requests at WP:RFPP are becoming disruptive. Please read Wikipedia's protection policy before making any more requests. And please fix your signature. --NeilN talk to me 14:03, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Neil, see #Edit summary above. This user seems to vent his feelings about what's allegedly being done to him on one article at a totally unrelated article or (in this case) by citing a totally unrelated article at a WP request page. Also, have a look at the history of his user page, which is another place for him to attack people he thinks are getting at him. I don't know what causes this behaviour, but it needs to be looked at. Scolaire (talk) 17:39, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
Scolaire, looking at his edits caused me to give the above warning. Jgrantduff, admins can see what deleted articles you've edited - all ~12 of them. --NeilN talk to me 17:59, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

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Thomas Higginson[edit]

I have attempted to sort out this scrambled biography into two biographies Thomas Higginson (Canadian politician) from Hawkesbury and Thomas Higginson (soldier), the Lieutenant Colonel from Vankleek Hill. If you have access to a copy of Descendants of Reverend Thomas Higginson, can you check for any inconsistencies with that source? Thank you. Any changes that I have made were based on information in other sources. --Big_iron (talk) 16:13, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of The Socialist Crisis in France[edit]

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Undesirable markup[edit]

Hi. Why are you making edits like this? I've just had to clean up about ten of them. --Redrose64 (talk) 10:50, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

He's been doing stuff like that for months, if not years. He consistently fails to explain his edits, never mind justify them. You won't get any more out of him than I or several other editors did. Scolaire (talk) 12:57, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
Let's see if this gets his attention:

Information icon Greetings. At least one of your recent edits, such as the edit you made to John Prophet, did not appear to be constructive and has been or will be reverted or removed. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, please take some time to familiarise yourself with our policies and guidelines. You can find information about these at our welcome page which also provides further information about contributing constructively to this encyclopedia. If you only meant to make some test edits, please use the sandbox for that. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you may leave a message on my talk page. This is in relation to this edit where you re-added that pointless line after I had already removed it. --Redrose64 (talk) 21:24, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

This edit was made after I posted the above message, therefore: Information icon Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did at Orleton. Your edits appear to be disruptive and have been or will be reverted or removed.

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Please ensure you are familiar with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, and please do not continue to make edits that appear disruptive, until the dispute is resolved through consensus. Continuing to edit disruptively could result in loss of editing privileges. Thank you. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:16, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

You continue to make these unconstructive edits, for example with edits like this, so Please stop your disruptive editing. Your edits have been or will be reverted or removed.

Do not continue to make edits that appear disruptive until the dispute is resolved through consensus. Continuing to edit disruptively may result in your being blocked from editing. Are you going to explain why you persist in doing that? --Redrose64 (talk) 23:49, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Perhaps it would be helpful if it was explained to the editor why the markup is undesirable and how it is disruptive to the project? It is certainly not obvious to me. Poltair (talk) 07:25, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
What possible use was adding the line
<includeonly>Infobox templates</includeonly>
in edits like this, this, this or this? How do those edits improve the articles? --Redrose64 (talk) 10:40, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
I don't know. What does that markup do? Does it do any good? Does it do any harm? The articles look the same to me with or without. Poltair (talk) 12:04, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
It does nothing unless the page is transcluded, in which case the text "Infobox templates" is displayed, and that is potentially harmful. It certainly does nothing good. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:20, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

Please stop your disruptive editing. Your edits have been or will be reverted or removed.

Do not continue to make edits that appear disruptive until the dispute is resolved through consensus. Continuing to edit disruptively may result in your being blocked from editing. Please stop making edits like this. I have already described that the <includeonly>Infobox templates</includeonly> is undesirable; besides that, the {{DEFAULTSORT:Chatham ministry}} is not just pointless, it means that unnecessary amendments will be necessary should the page ever be moved. See WP:SORTKEY for proper use of the {{DEFAULTSORT:}} behaviour switch. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:46, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Templating this editor's talk page clearly isn't helping. The disruption caused by the addition of markup that does minor or no harm, though I agree is unnecessary and a little irritating, is somewhat insignificant when compared to the useful work that this editor is doing, and he is clearly here to build an encyclopedia. I'm not sure that the problem of encouraging editors, who are otherwise providing constructive contributions, to engage with the community is one that should be handled by escalating templates in the direction of a block. Can we try and find a more constructive way of dealing with this issue? Poltair (talk) 20:08, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
If they are unwilling to discuss except like this, what else is there? ANI? That's last resort. --Redrose64 (talk) 22:14, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
You make a perfectly valid point and I understand the frustration. It may be that eventual administrator intervention might spur the editor to engage, maybe not. My concern is that the project needs all sorts of editors to have a long term future, not just those who conform and engage conventionally. We have here an editor who has some 5,000 edits in the last year alone, of which the vast majority as far as I can see are entirely constructive, who struggles to engage positively at community level and at times adds markup which is at worst unhelpful. Is that something that is intolerable? There are a good number of editors who have created enormous drama at ANI and the like who are still here and still contribute a great deal of valuable content. The community tends to tolerate those who are here to build an encyclopedia despite exhibiting other undesirable behaviours. Is removing the odd bit of markup any worse than correcting the odd typo or adjusting an edit to better comply with MOS? Maybe one of the many bots could include removal of the questionable markup and Jgrantduff could go on quietly doing what he does well without ever being expected to engage with the community? Is that an entirely unreasonable possibility? Best wishes. Poltair (talk) 23:07, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
Just to add that I have been back through all Jgrantduff's edits (some 1500 articles) looking for the <includeonly>Infobox templates</includeonly>, and have removed a handful. I will keep an eye on future edits. Poltair (talk) 15:10, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Your recent edit to User:Redrose64[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Brinsop Court[edit]

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Please Stop[edit]

You have been asked on previous occasions to stop adding

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Lloyd George[edit]

Hi, I have undone this edit of yours because it broke some references, producing the error message "Cite error: There are <ref group=lower-alpha> tags or {{efn}} templates on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist|group=lower-alpha}} template or {{notelist}} template". DuncanHill (talk) 17:49, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Sir Alexander Gillis, 3rd Baronet[edit]

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See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gillis Baronets for the original deletion reason. —Kusma (t·c) 19:14, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

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Please discuss NEW problems from article David Lloyd George.[edit]

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RE: David Lloyd George[edit]

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Battersbys[edit]

Do you think all those Battersbys are notable? Philafrenzy (talk) 16:52, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

On the page relating to William John Battersby you feature a photograph of Edgar Battersby sitting on a fence. I own the original negative of this picture and ask that you remove it from the Wikipedia page because as I understand no permission has been given for its reproduction. Roadtraff (talk) 19:53, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Replied here. --NeilN talk to me 20:02, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

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James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick[edit]

Can you help me out to find a reference for this article, James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick? There are several referances to "White-Spunner", but this author is not listet in the bibliography. Can we identify him and his book? --Finn Bjørklid (talk) 22:18, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

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Ginchy[edit]

If you square bracket something like the [[56th Division]] you are linking to a disambiguation page, which lists all the 56th Divisions on Wiki. You need to search 56th Division, which takes you to the disamb page and then choose the correct 56th Division ([[56th (London) Infantry Division|56th Division]]); same goes for corps and armies. If you wikilink a name it's the full name not surname and then surname only for subsequent use. Regards Keith-264 (talk) 22:38, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Returning to Wikipedia after your block[edit]

I hope that you will return to editing Wikipedia once your block expires as you have been adding a lot of sourced and relevant content to many articles that might otherwise have received little attention. When you do return I would like to ask you to consider how you interact with other editors. It is important in a project like Wikipedia, which relies almost entirely on voluntary effort, to treat each other with civility no matter how irritated we might become. If you have an issue with an action another editor has taken, you can take that up with them on their talk page; and if you do that in a calm and civil way, very often a solution can be found that is acceptable to both editors.

I would strongly advise you to avoid making requests for page protection that aren't properly formatted and relevant under the Protection Policy. Doing so will almost certainly get you blocked again and very likely for significantly longer than 72 hours. You should also take a moment to adjust your signature so that it complies with the guidelines. Going to preferences:User Profile:Signature and unchecking the 'Treat the above as wiki markup' checkbox will probably suffice.

No one wants to prevent you from editing here but when interacting with other users you must try and do so in a way which is acceptable to community standards. If I can help in any way please ask by posting on my talk page here, and I will do what I can. Best wishes. Poltair (talk) 14:16, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Dialogus Scaccarius[edit]

A treaty between Scotland and England in which the Scots attempted to establish their constitutional right to speak to their own Nation.

Speedy deletion nomination of Chief Bailiff of Hereford[edit]

Hello Jgrantduff,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Chief Bailiff of Hereford for deletion, because it seems to be an article that was created in violation of a block or ban. Content created by banned users will be deleted immediately.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Cotton2 (talk) 22:01, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick[edit]

in a series of edits in May 2015 to the article James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick you added a lot of text and supported that text with citations. Unfortunately the citations are not complete. Please add additional details such as "year of publication", "publisher" "location/place of publication" and if they have one an ISBN. (see the policy WP:CHALLENGE and the guideline WP:CITEHOW). -- PBS (talk) 10:34, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Earl of Dundee, Sir Ralph Anstruther of Balcaskie, Bt., and Countess of Dundee at Rossie Castle, 1970.jpg[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Sir Iain Moncrieffe of that Ilk, Bt., and Mrs Chalmers Davidson.jpg[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Steven Morewood[edit]

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The article Steven Morewood has been proposed for deletion because it appears to have no references. Under Wikipedia policy, this biography of a living person will be deleted after seven days unless it has at least one reference to a reliable source that directly supports material in the article. The nominator also raised the following concern:

subject seems likely to meet notability, but article is totally unsupported by references

If you created the article, please don't be offended. Instead, consider improving the article. For help on inserting references, see Referencing for beginners, or ask at the help desk. Once you have provided at least one reliable source, you may remove the {{prod blp/dated}} tag. Please do not remove the tag unless the article is sourced. If you cannot provide such a source within seven days, the article may be deleted, but you can request that it be undeleted when you are ready to add one. Parkywiki (talk) 14:08, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Reference errors on 27 December[edit]

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Sir Francis Burn-Murdoch[edit]

Reference errors on 13 January[edit]

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Railway station merges[edit]

Please do not merge railway station articles into articles about towns or villages, as you did with Ledbury Town Halt railway station and Culgaith railway station. They are different topics, and long-standing convention is that they have separate articles. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:14, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

RFPP for List of English and Welsh endowed schools (19th century)[edit]

I've declined your request to protect this page. It's clear there's no on-going disruption. What I see is editors attempting to contact you in good faith about some of your edits, and you are removing the messages or replying with borderline personal attacks. Remember that you do not own pages. With your past blocks for disruption, it would be good for you to start constructively interacting with editors who are trying to work with you positively. -- ferret (talk) 17:26, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

After posting this, I noticed @KrakatoaKatie had already given you a final warning about RFPP requests of this nature. I've indefinitely blocked you as a result. -- ferret (talk) 17:30, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

January 2017[edit]

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You have been blocked indefinitely from editing for persistently making disruptive edits. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may request an unblock by first reading the guide to appealing blocks, then adding the following text to the bottom of your talk page: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}.  -- ferret (talk) 17:29, 30 January 2017 (UTC)


May 2017[edit]

"If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked" ? What does this mean? What does disruptive editing even actually mean? What does it do to delete another's page, when you are a Sockpuppet? For that is what you mean by "disruptive editing". I cannot give you new reasons for old blocking programs. For plagiarism means the stealing and copying of files and then adding your name to their authorship. You and your trade union of editors are more skilled at "disruptive editing", than i could possibly be. There is a law against it, but trying to reason with people who are impervious is almost maniacal.

1. Separate content from technical programming 2. Stop jealous reporting of another's article 3. Encourage positive additions, and/or corrections to spelling, punctuation and grammar. 4. Stop over-zealous 'hacking' of other's accounts for personal retribution. 5. Establish why and how you are knowledgeable about a page's content and subject-matter.

The above illustrate some of my principles when trying to handle repeated attempts to hack my pages. I never edit pages about which i know nothing, but then you don't seem to know the meaning of "disruptive editing". It cannot be disruptive to check spelling, grammar and punctuation. I cannot be "disruptive" to check that the facts are correct on a page. It cannot be "disruptive" to refuse to talk with an editor who is doing these things to my own articles.

@ferret is just the most recent among another blind twitter accounts to 'hack' . These also include @RedRose64 and @Church who have also hacked my account for personal gain: be less disruptive? Do you really want to know? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jgrantduff (talkcontribs) 17:27, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Do you mean me? If so, please take note that I have never posted to Twitter, nor have I ever hacked anybody else's accounts on any website. So if you do mean me, then what you are claiming constitutes libel. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 18:53, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Joseph Proctor (academic)[edit]

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The article Joseph Proctor (academic) has been proposed for deletion because it appears to have no references. Under Wikipedia policy, this biography of a living person will be deleted after seven days unless it has at least one reference to a reliable source that directly supports material in the article.

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Joseph Proctor is NOT A LIVING PERSON. So be wrong about that. I an NOT a beginner, so be wrong about that too. I invented the "Reliable Source" insertion, so be advised that i have read more about that than you have! And yes, i am offended by your junk mailing! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jgrantduff (talkcontribs) 17:30, 1 May 2017 (UTC)