User talk:John of Reading

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search


Hi John,

Its me, HumanIdea. Can you please delete your message to me at Talk:Sayako? Because I was not offended, but I did not change my article's quality scale in the into Class-A anymore. I swear I won't change it anymore.HumanIdea (talk) 07:47, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Fair enough! Yes check.svg Done -- John of Reading (talk) 10:20, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

It can't last[edit]

Hi John,

I have done some work in War of the Pacific that must be reviewed. It would be great if you can do it!. Thanxs anyway, --Keysanger (talk) 12:17, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

@Keysanger: I can't comment on whether it will last or not, but I have fixed some spellings! -- John of Reading (talk) 13:32, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
!. --Keysanger (talk) 07:05, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Two years ago ...
Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg
reading quality
... you were recipient
no. 934 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:10, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Request Photo Template[edit]

John, thanks for working on the change I requested related to the specific county. I had one additional thought on this. I've noticed that there are some major cities that have categories also, e.g. Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California. For these cases, the template should NOT drop the city. It should probably try to match the category first (as it is passed to the template), and only if that category doesn't exist, they try the partial match on the part after the comma. Not sure if you already took this into consideration. MB 15:37, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

@MB: Yes, my coding tries to match the whole "in" parameter first. I've added "Los Angeles, California" to the Template:Photo requested/testcases page as a check - both the old and new versions say "Wikipedians in Los Angeles, California may be able to help!" -- John of Reading (talk) 15:43, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
Great. Here is another check you may want to try: Talk:Wesley_Matthews, it has three different "in"'s, including a city/state and the same state. MB 15:51, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
I've added that to the test cases. That's a different part of the template, which I didn't change. -- John of Reading (talk) 16:01, 10 August 2016 (UTC)


You made a mistake re hungryhouse. I can only screen print my twitter messages. I am first party source. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:27, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Hungryhouse (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)
Twitter messages have a URL; for details of how to cite them, see Template:Cite tweet. However, that template page warns that "Tweets are largely not acceptable as sources". Instead, if there is a dispute involving Hungryhouse, the Wikipedia article should only summarise what, if anything, has been said about it in mainstream news media. -- John of Reading (talk) 04:24, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

New article improvement drives[edit]

Check out the following new article improvement drives/contests. North America1000 12:02, 6 September 2016 (UTC)