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Welcome[edit]

Hi! Welcome to Wikipedia. Thanks for your useful edits to Henry Sidambarom. Since it looks like you are quite good at fixing spelling and other typos, you might be interested in joining the Guild of Copy Editors, a group dedicated to cleaning up the text of Wikipedia. Either way, I hope that you choose to stick around. Cheers, Tdslk (talk) 22:33, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Almost there! The trick is to use only curly brackets, no straight brackets. If you just copy and paste this:

{{User Copy Edit}}:your page will look like this:

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It takes practice to learn all of the formatting tricks. If you can't figure out something, a good place to go ask a question is the Teahouse, a forum designed especially for new editors. Tdslk (talk) 04:10, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
Jodosma, I'm glad to hear that you're hooked. A few comments based on your edits:
1. You asked at talk:Vityaz (MVD) how there could be a merger with an article that doesn't exist. Good question. My guess is that the article got deleted after the merger was proposed, so I removed the merge tag. Generally, very few people keep track of the talk pages of smaller articles like this, so your question might have gone unanswered for a long time. Another place you might have asked your question is at the Teahouse, a forum designed for new editors learning the ropes, where it would get answered quite quickly.
2. The convention on Wikipedia is to put new comments on talk pages below older comments, unless you are responding to someone else's comment.
3. Don't edit other's comments, even just to fix a typo as you did at talk:Pontefract. That comment is ancient and the editor hasn't been around for years, so it's not a big deal, but if you did that in an active thread it could raise hackles.
Keep up the good work! Tdslk (talk) 22:29, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

The Good Shepherd[edit]

Hello, regarding your comments here, many of the off-topic comments are years old. You can remove comments per WP:NOTAFORUM if they are truly not relevant, though I think some comments wanted to discuss an element as possible for mention in the article. Alternately, old comments can be archived at Talk:The Good Shepherd (film)/Archive 1 following steps at WP:ARCHIVE. Just wanted to let you know all this! See this and this as examples. Erik (talk | contribs) 21:07, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

  • I partially reverted your edit. While you are correct that the talk page is for improving the article, repeating that comment over and over, especially to comments that have been dormant for years, isn't helping the page either. I did leave the one comment you made that was not a copy and paste one. Niteshift36 (talk) 21:23, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your advice; I'm new to this so sometimes I may get a little over-enthusiastic. I will persevere. Jodosma (talk) 21:31, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
No worries! Welcome aboard. :) Erik (talk | contribs) 22:03, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

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Hello[edit]

language interwiki links come now automatically from wikidata, see http://blog.wikimedia.de/2013/02/13/wikidata-live-on-the-english-wikipedia/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.181.94.10 (talk) 15:37, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Congrats... You asked an awesome question in the Teahouse![edit]

Hey Jodosma! Thanks for your great question about test/vandalism edits which you asked at the Teahouse. It's really cool of you to be making an effort to protect Wikipedia articles and to notify other editors when they have made an error. Please come by to the Teahouse anytime for more tips. We'd love to have you back!


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Sure, no problem. It was this edit. Cheers! Ocaasi t | c 20:22, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of &*()[edit]

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Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. This is a notice to inform you that a tag has been placed on &*() requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is an article with no content whatsoever, or whose contents consist only of external links, a "See also" section, book references, category tags, template tags, interwiki links, images, a rephrasing of the title, or an attempt to contact the subject of the article. Please see Wikipedia:Stub for our minimum information standards for short articles. Also please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources that verify their content.

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Hi, Jodosma. The article you have created at &*() is in the article space. If you wish to create a sandbox for personal use, I would suggest creating a user subpage for the purpose. Best wishes,  GILO   A&E 21:46, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
Or use your ready-made sandbox. There's a link to it at the very top of this page. ~Amatulić (talk) 22:02, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
I'm trying to save energy typing. Could I create a name in the article space which would be so vague that nobody would ever stumble across it, then create a redirect from that obscure page to, e.g. user:jodosma/something? (Perhaps I should bring this subject up at the Village pump?) :) Jodosma (talk) 22:10, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
No. Article space is for articles. That is the Wikipedia public reference encyclopedia, not your personal space to use at your discretion. If you just click on your "sandbox" link, or create a link to whatever subpage you have in your user page, you don't have to type at all, just click.
Thankyou very much for that tip. Silly me never thought of putting a link on my user page. Thanks again :)Jodosma (talk) 10:30, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Any time you create an article, it is visible immediately to thousands of people. It appears on public pages on Wikipedia, such as Special:RecentChanges, Special:NewPagesFeed, and New user contributions, all of which are heavily patrolled. Bottom line: Use your own user space. ~Amatulić (talk) 01:21, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Olympic results index[edit]

Hi
I have noticed your article for creation. I know I'm not the most experienced editor, but I'll give you my take on it anyway.
I don't think it is neccessary as Template:Infobox Olympic sport, Template:Sports at the Olympics and the series of templates like Template:Olympic Games Figure skating cover the same information (or function as a navigational aid). Perhaps other editors will disagree with me.
In any case I don't think it is a good idea to use red links for articles that will never exist, e.g. Badminton at the 1920 Summer Olympics and Tug of War at the 2012 Summer Olympics. These articles will never be made as their subjects do not exist and linking to them is discouraged by this guideline. I would recommend changing these years to text, and possibly grouping longer periods together (e.g. for golf: 1908-2012 instead of 1908 1912 1920 (...) 2004 2008 2012). 88.88.165.222 (talk) 20:35, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

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The article has been assessed as List-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. Note that because you are a logged-in user, you can create articles yourself, and don't have to post a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

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Lugia2453 (talk) 19:05, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

2012 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations[edit]

I would have to disagree with removing the red links. In order to determine how reliable the sources are, it would be useful to have Wikilinks to those sources. But of course there would have to be articles created about the sources, which I'm not prepared to do right now. I might create stub articles just to meet the minimum requirement, when I can do the research.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 15:51, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Offering a second opinion: I also am wary of deleting redlinks; they are a useful tool for content creators and guide us with regard to what pages are needed. My philosophy is that Wikipedia is a work in progress, there is no deadline, and there is always time and space to create articles that are currently mere redlinks. Keri (talk) 17:25, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
If you want to, you can easily create redlinks to anything in any article in the anticipation that the article may at some time in the future may be created. If you want to create an article then do the work, but don't leave redlinks all over the place. Imagine a page in which every second or third word were to be in a different colour. Redlinks are useful but pleae leave them out of the refs. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.145.66.44 (talk) 18:28, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
But in the refs we're seeing potential Wikipedia articles. Who knows whether the sources are useful?— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 18:46, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
If you want to create an article the last place you should look is Wikipedia. There are redlinks all over the place. Here's a redlink, go to it! Create the article! Jodosma (talk) 19:10, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
I think you're all missing the point here; removing the link doesn't remove the info, if you want to know more about a source just cut and paste it into the search box. Jodosma (talk) 19:30, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────That won't work without an article. Well, it might, but you end up having to go to Google.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 20:23, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Anyway, Wikipedia is all about making it easier for people to find important information. I'm going to try to remember to research these red links.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 20:25, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
While you're about it, have a go at the green links, and the orange ones too! (I don't know how to do that yet... Doh! I just saw it). Jodosma (talk) 20:41, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
I'm not aware we have green and orange links. I think users can set preferences so disambiguation pages are a different color from regular Wlinks. And I just saw how many red links I'm dealing with. Oh, well ...— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 14:42, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
One down! It already had a stub article and the link needed to be piped.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 15:56, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
Isn't it wonderful that we're all doing all this work for nothing. Jodosma (talk) 20:39, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Soccerbase[edit]

Sorry I've just got back to you. Yes, Soccerbase is a good source but you're right that the cite was not as helpful as it could've been as it was just going to the main page. Thanks for directing them to the specific page. However as a general point you shouldn't just remove cites - you should mark them dead link, replace them, or if you have issues with the text, delete the statements from the article. Regards. Eldumpo (talk) 19:06, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Commonwealth Games links[edit]

Hi Jodosma! Regarding Commonwealth Games results index – I think an easier way to present these edition sports result links would be through the linking the numbers on the table at Commonwealth_Games_sports#Current_Commonwealth_Games_program. What do you think? SFB 19:42, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

I see what you mean. It would require a lot of work to do that and I see no reason why it couldn't be done but I would like to see my page remain; it's a little more easy to amend. Incidentally the year 1911 in that table could be linked to Festival of Empire.  Jodosma  20:17, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
Fair enough. I was wondering what that reference to 1911 was. I shall have to remember to add the medallists to that page! Thanks. SFB 21:01, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Nice work![edit]

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Manchester meetup venue[edit]

Hi, thanks for signing up to the Manchester meetup on the 18th (at least, I think it was you!). However, due to unforeseen curcumstances (that really should have been foreseen) we're going to have to move the venue, but hopefully the meetup will still be going ahead. I have tentatively suggested the Jolly Angler on Ducie Street as the new venue, but I'm open to suggestions. Hope you can still make it though. See the meetup's talk page. Cheers, Bazonka (talk) 16:54, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

"defeat to" → "defeat by"[edit]

I'm slightly bemused by your "defeat to" → "defeat by" changes. Is this a personal preference, or a perceived grammatical error? Best Regards. DynamoDegsy (talk) 10:36, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Sometimes it is a grammatical error but mainly it can cause ambiguity so I think "defeat to" is best avoided. It seems to have become a lot more prevalent in recent years, primarily in sporting articles on this site and also in the press and other media. With "defeat by" there is never any ambiguity. It's easier and quicker to change all occurrences instead of examining each one very carefully; however, if these edits are causing a problem then that's what I'll do. Jodosma (talk) 11:23, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
No worries, I was just wondering in what instances it would be a grammatical error? I occasionally go through periods of creating large-ish numbers of articles, and I wouldn't want to create unnecessary copy-editing work for others. Best Regards. DynamoDegsy (talk) 13:23, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
I suppose what I was getting at is that grammar is what we use to get our ideas across to others. Anything which causes the information to be received in a way which is different from what was intended (e.g. by causing an ambiguity) can be said to be bad grammar. "defeat to" is not in itself bad grammar but may be the cause of it. For instance, the phrase "Arsenal's defeat to Leeds" may be ambiguous; is it Arsenal's defeat or a defeat to Leeds? With "Arsenal's defeat of Leeds" we are in no doubt that Arsenal defeated Leeds, whilst with "Arsenal's defeat by Leeds" (!) we are again in no doubt, this time that Leeds beat Arsenal, however unlikely that may be. Best wishes. Jodosma (talk) 07:22, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for that, I now understand what you mean, and I'll use "defeat by" in future. As an aside, I'm actually a Leeds supporter, and I believe we haven't beaten Arsenal since 2003... mind you we've not been in the same division since 2004. Best Regards. DynamoDegsy (talk) 20:05, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Degsy. I wouldn't call myself a supporter of Leeds, just a follower, (or fan). Happy editing. Ciao. Jodosma (talk) 20:20, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Whitney Awards[edit]

I think your suggested changes are WONDERFUL. Thank you for taking the time to make the article better. Please! Carry it over!

Thanks again. Truly. Thmazing (talk) 05:59, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

You've picked off 4 of my "afterwhich's" so far. My spell check didn't catch them, and it sounded like a real word. Thanks for all your hard work! Cheers. Magnolia677 (talk) 23:38, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome. Jodosma (talk) 23:39, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Apologies[edit]

Hello, sorry for speedy reverting your edits to the entry on Hilbert's nineteenth problem‎, without even analyzing them carefully, and thank you for pointing out the typos. Daniele.tampieri (talk) 19:43, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Jodosma (talk) 19:46, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Copy and paste move[edit]

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Category:Mountain passes of the Appenines listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Category:Mountain passes of the Appenines. Since you had some involvement with the Category:Mountain passes of the Appenines redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Jodosma (talk) 12:29, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

My signature[edit]

Hello Jodosma,

Please don't use my signature to make a point. Thank you. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 01:00, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

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Explaining[edit]

I patrolled your page. I went through the enormously-backlogged list of newly-created pages and confirmed that your page was okay: not spam, not an attack page, not a copyright violation, not any of the other reasons for which I would delete someone's page without asking. Then I clicked "patrolled" to remove it from the list of "pages that have not yet been patrolled", and moved on to the next entry. That's all. DS (talk) 17:53, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

(and for the record, no, I don't know how to fix it)

Ouch! {{Whydidyoudothat}} is really quite unfriendly; it sounds like you got out of the wrong side of the bed. Jodosma (talk) 07:44, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

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Punctuation after formulae[edit]

Regarding this edit, you might want to take note of MOS:MATH#PUNC. SpinningSpark 23:42, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the advice. I reverted that edit and another similar one. It's been a while since I did any maths so I dug out an old number theory book which agrees with MOS:MATH, although I don't recall adhering to this rule myself in any exams I took, which were several; I suppose there's no time for it in an exam. Jodosma (talk) 07:34, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Well for exams it is not really important, their purpose is to test your understanding. For published mathematical papers and books it is absolutely standard. My personal opinion is that it is unnecessary and distracting, but as a serious encyclopedia we should stick to the recognised style. SpinningSpark 12:31, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

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Hi Jodosma, thanks for taking the time to review the page I created lately. Apologies that I have no references I'm a bit of a newbie to wikipedia and my latest attempt at creating references has been a bit of a disaster. Currently I've been using the major newspapers formats as my point of reference but it's a bit slow going. I'll be working on references this week but if you could keep an eye on me just in case I mess it up that would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Events360 (talk) 05:12, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

@Events360:I'm no expert but I'll have a look from time to time. It would help if you created your user page. Just put User:Events360 in the search bar and you will see your user name red-linked, then click on that, type a few words, click on save and you will have a user page with the advantages that come with it. Alternatively you could just click on one of the red links in this post. I already created your user talk page with a welcome message. Happy editing! Jodosma (talk) 13:54, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

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Update on JSTOR[edit]

Jodosma, I was looking into why you didn't get your account, and realized that you are in the second batch of accounts. This group of user names hasn't gone out to JSTOR yet. It will not be until at least mid next week - I have to process the remaining applications, and Ocaasi will send the list to JSTOR. I'm currently on vacation, and can't work on it until at least Monday. Sorry for the delay. The Interior (Talk) 20:57, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Links fixing[edit]

I appreciate that you updated the links on USA Women's R. William Jones Cup Team. However, while the links were dead, the "new" links (of the form "archive.usab.xxx" are temporary and will be changed again in September, so I've been holding off fixing the links, as I will have to do it again in September. There's no way you could have know this, but if you run across any other "www.usabasketball.com" dead links, you might let them go and I will fix them in September.--S Philbrick(Talk) 15:26, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. It will save me some time and effort. Jodosma (talk) 15:40, 17 August 2014 (UTC)


Fort of Portimão[edit]

Oversight. Yes, your interpretation was the correct one. Feel free to edit accordingly. ruben jc ZEORYMER (talk) 16:42, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Långholmens spinnhus[edit]

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I have[edit]

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Bateman Island[edit]

Interesting. You're right, it was not intended as a revert. But to initiate the edit, I did hit the undo button (to restore the original spelling). I changed the edit summary to make it clear that it wasn't a revert, but apparently wikipedia tags the edit as a revert based on the undo entry. I'll be more careful in using that button the future. — Myasuda (talk) 02:22, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Jodosma[edit]

I preciate your help. This article (Spanish invasion of Portugal, 1762) took me more than two years of research. I will do some minor changes, but feel free to improve them. Hispanicultur (talk) 18:42, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Article Spanish invasion[edit]

Hello Jodosma.

Thank you again for improving the page Spanish invasion of Portugal (1762). A new Sources section listing only those works which are cited would be very useful and more appropriate as well as segregating the other books and articles listed but not cited (in “Further reading”). Since I am not a native English speaker, I would be glad if you could dispense some of your time in reviewing the text (semantic). However, there is one thing that should remain as it is: the complete citations in the references. Please, do not remove them (they play a central role in the article). I know, by experience, that one citation online available today could or will not be available tomorrow or a few days later, and so, the reader could not get access to citation. Thanks. Hispanicultur (talk) 14:22, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

@Hispanicultur: I did a bit more work on my example page. Please check it out and let me know what you think. The layout can easily be changed. Jodosma (talk) 20:53, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Hello Jodosma! Sorry for the delay, but I was (and I will be in the next days) in a professional formation. I think that, from the reader’s point of view, two things must be assured: 1) It must be possible for a reader to access a citation from a book , even if it is not on-line available (we have already seen this point, and this matter is settled as I infer from your example)

2) It must be possible for a reader to quickly confirm and confront the citation inside the reference with what is written in the book, by “clicking” in the book’s name or/and in the book’s page (with different external links). If the external links associated to one page or book’s name are eliminated, that won’t be possible any more. It won’t help if the book (in the bibliography) has a link, because there are many pages cited for the same book. Besides, some of the books are in Castilian (Spanish), French or Portuguese, so, the reader should be given the opportunity of confronting the translation with the original. So, please, if you want to simplify the references, eliminate whatever you think it is necessary, but keep the book’s name (with the respective external link) and the book’s page (with the respective external link) inside of each reference. You can, for example, delete the name of the press and the city where the book was published: <reference> author’s name, book’s name, year of publication, page </reference>

Thanks for your time and help. Hispanicultur (talk) 23:28, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Ps: I still think that the best contribution you can give (as you have been doing) is improving the text. Your English is certainly better than mine (grammar, semantics, etc.) and expanding/organizing the bibliography. A help in these fields would be precious. The references do not need an intervention. Hispanicultur (talk) 00:17, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

@Hispanicultur: OK, I will do that, however I did come across one ref which should be a Wikilink. Left a note on Talk:Spanish invasion of Portugal (1762) about it. I'm not quite sure how to deal with that one. Jodosma (talk) 12:43, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Hello Jodosma: Nice work. I don´t know what to do with the Page from the Portuguese wikipedia in the reference, but it doesn´t matter. In the limit, the link can be removed. The article, is getting better, and that´s the point. I see that even in the middle of a "battle", you still find energy to edit so much in wikipedia! What do you eat at breakfast? Hispanicultur (talk) 11:01, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

@Hispanicultur: Editores da Wikipédia desagradáveis e pomposos! (Espero que eu tenho esse direito). Olá Jodosma (talk) 12:19, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Olá Jodosma: Yes, i know the kind of... may your sleep not be disturbed... Hispanicultur (talk) 21:54, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

revert reasons[edit]

Hi, I reverted your CN tag at List of Scientists Opposing etc etc. My reason as stated in the edit summary is as follows

"maybe it needs tagging, maybe not, but if it does need tagging CN ain't the tag, since the only way we could satisfy a CN demand is thru a self-reference to the consensus of wikipedia editors"

Any scientist only merits a wikipedia article about his or her self if a consensus of Wikipedia editors agrees they are a WP:NOTABLE person. Citing that consensus would be a non-permitted WP:SELFREF. So if you remain troubled by that particular text, feel free to criticize it, but please do so in with a proposal that is actually implementable, if there is a consensus to proceed. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 19:50, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

@NewsAndEventsGuy: Are you a scientist or a Wiki admin. I don't think you can be either of those, your grammar is bad, you use unnecessary words (actually) and fail to be consistent in your use of capitals. After looking at your user page I'm suprised you don't call yourself Niccolò. Jodosma (talk) 21:52, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Ironically, besides maligning my grammar, the only question in your post lacks a question mark. Nonetheless, the answer to that question is "neither". NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 21:56, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
@NewsAndEventsGuy: My question was rhetorical. Perhaps I am Niccolò? Jodosma (talk) 22:04, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Doesn't matter to me either way. If you'd like to discuss article improvements while assuming good faith please join the thread at the article talk page. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 22:13, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Earth[edit]

Please read Talk:Earth#To_.22the.22_or_not_to_.22the.22 and participate in the discussion. --NeilN talk to me 19:40, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Jodosma, honestly, your changes "the Earth" to "Earth", "the Moon", "the Sun", "the Universe", etc. etc.? Also, note, we discussed much of this, and while not unanimous, the sentiment seemed to be for "the Earth". If I were you, I'd concentrate on other issues. Grandma (talk) 19:44, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

@I'm your Grandma.: Can you really not see the difference. "Earth" is the name of a planet in our solar system. "The earth", or "earth" is the ground we walk upon, Would you say "the Venus", or "the Mercury". If we are talking about the ground we walk upon then it is "earth", people living on Mercury would call it "mercury" and people living on Venus would call it "venus" unless it begins a sentence, when it may be "The earth upon which I was walking", but " I was walking on Earth" means that I was walking on the surface of the planet which we have named "Earth". Jodosma (talk) 20:18, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

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formaly→formally[edit]

I've been leaving some of those because the fix could either be "formally" or "formerly". -- John of Reading (talk) 16:46, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

@John of Reading: Well spotted. I'm going back over them. Luckily I only did about a dozen. Thanks for the note. Jodosma (talk) 16:57, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
As an aside, have you seen Wikipedia:Typo Team/moss? It's a completely different approach to finding typos. -- John of Reading (talk) 17:17, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
@John of Reading: I hadn't seen it till now. Looks like a good scheme. Thanks. Jodosma (talk) 17:45, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Manor Kilbride Correction[edit]

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Question from D3323[edit]

Can you added a photo to the It (character) page? I have a photo you can try on this site: "Pennywise in the swamp" <----Click Here to enter.

@D3323:If you want to add a photo to an article you can easily do it yourself. If you need any assistance please try the Teahouse. Good luck, after looking at your user talk page it seems like you may need it. Jodosma (talk) 08:42, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

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List of St Helens RLFC players[edit]

Hi Degsy, I want to do some work on List of St Helens RLFC players using wikitables to smarten it up a bit. Before I start I want to find out the meaning of all the "Y"s and "N"s in the article. I left a note on the talk page about it. The page creator seems not to take much of a part on this site now so I thought I wlould ask you. Do you think they indicate something to do with international play or something else? Jodosma (talk) 09:06, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi Jodosma, having looked at this I've found players with only a handful of games with a 'Y', and major players with an 'N', and vice-versa, so I don't believe 'Y/N' indicates international players, not every player has a 'Y' or an 'N', and I'm unable to identify a meaningful pattern. With the Article's initiator, and the other major contributor now inactive, there's no one to ask, so it's a bit of an enigma, perhaps we could get Alan Turing on the case :) As an aside, the notes that accompany some of the players names, e.g. for Gary Ainsworth "Signed on loan from Leigh for period March to May 1985" appear to match exactly the 'Further Info: section' on saints.org.uk. Best regards DynamoDegsy (talk) 11:16, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
@DynamoDegsy:Thanks mate. I'll just try a post to Londo06 first before I do anything else. If he doesn't reply in a couple of days I think I can go ahead, perhaps leaving those "Y"s and "N"s in but commented out until their meaning can be verified. Thanks for the info about the Saints web page; it can be used to add some inline refs. Jodosma (talk) 11:40, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Irresistable Angel: Suck It All Up[edit]

Hi Jodosma: As far as I can tell, this is just an inadvertent misspelling (although I've seen Irresistable as a possible variant spelling given in some dictionaries). The Sharp reference you mention is the only English translation that I know of. As far as I know, there is nothing in the Japanese that would affect the spelling - my own preference would be Bewitching Angel as a sort of play on words but since our authoritative source (Sharp) gives Irresistible Angel, I would go with that. Good editing! Cherryblossom1982 (talk) 18:42, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

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Model aircraft[edit]

Thanks for the interesting little exchange. Tricky word! -- Jmc (talk) 00:21, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

@Jmc: You're welcome. Yes it is tricky, I've had a similar reaction from about four others. Jodosma (talk) 07:08, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

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History of Cumbria[edit]

Dear Jodosma, I really appreciate your work in tidying up the citations for this article. It is mostly written by myself (worse luck) and I couldn't face the task of sorting out the references into Harvard-style citations and a "Sources" section until I'd finished the text (probably never at the present rate!) However, I do have a little niggle for which I take the blame. Viz: in the citations whenever a book or journal article/chapter is first mentioned, I put both the pagination of the total book and/or the journal article or chapter, plus the actual citation pages concerned. These have now been lost or confused. As an example, if you look at citation 183 about Morland church, the cited reference is on p.531 and the pagination for the whole work is p.xx,1-775. The present citation thus makes no sense. I think that the Sources listing should include the paginations of the total work, especially so with the journal articles which really ought to specify the vol., issue, and pages of the complete article concerned so that folks can get interlibrary loans,etc using that info if they wish to read the whole article. What do you think? (I'm assuming here that you've completed your editing:if not, please forgive me. Laplacemat (talk) 20:10, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

@Laplacemat: Sorry I made a bit of a mess. I can go back using the history pages and cut/paste the original info into the present version to bring the Sources section to the state you require. It will take a while but I don't mind. If I understand you correctly you would prefer the source in your example to look like this (no page number in the sources listing):
The inline ref would then be simply: Hyde (2010), p. 531.
Jodosma (talk) 20:47, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
@Jodosma:, no need to apologise, it was my decision to do it that way. If you could bear to do it as with the Hyde/Pevsner example that you give, that would be excellent. It only happens at the first mention of a work, so hopefully not too much time involved. Best wishes,

Laplacemat (talk) 21:16, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

@Laplacemat: You're welcome. It's a bit late now. I'll make a start on it tomorrow. Jodosma (talk) 21:23, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
@Laplacemat: I did some work on History of Cumbria this morning then we had an edit conflict. Can I assume that you're happy with it now? Jodosma (talk) 09:43, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
@Jodosma:Sorry to have caused the edit conflict. Thought I'd help out where I have copies of some of the sources. Laplacemat (talk) 13:00, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
@Laplacemat: Just to let you know that I've finished on History of Cumbria. I hope that all is in order. Jodosma (talk) 15:09, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
@Jodosma: I think we've cracked it : it looks much tidier than before. Many thanks for your efforts, it probably would not have been done had you not stepped in. Best wishes.Laplacemat (talk) 10:02, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
@Laplacemat: Thanks. Good luck with your editing. ciao. Jodosma (talk) 10:16, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of PLANED[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Jodosma/Jane Straus[edit]

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Re deletion.[edit]

I do not care who you, do not dare swear at me. It was an honest mistake which I have corrected. JLOPO (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 19:47, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

@JLOPO: It's not the first time you've done such a stupid thing. Learn the rules. Jodosma (talk) 19:52, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
@Jodosma: I know the rules, maybe it is you that needs a refresher. . JLOPO (talk) 19:55, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

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@JLOPO: I don't think you made an "honest mistake". I think you did it deliberately. Jodosma (talk) 20:08, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
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Jodosma/Jane Strauss[edit]

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Thank you[edit]

Thank you for your edit to the Monarch butterfly migration article. My spelling skills are embarrassing, I am sorry to say but you fixed it for me thank you.

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@Bfpage:You're welcome. I wouldn't say it was a spelling error, just a typo. You can find more at Wikipedia:Lists of common misspellings. Jodosma (talk) 08:51, 21 July 2015 (UTC)