User talk:Johnny Au

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This user is a veteran Wikipedian among the top 1800 in edit count, editing since late 2006. Please don't template him per WP:DTR.


Hello, Johnny Au, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome! Just H 19:20, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Use of WPcleaner[edit]

In searching through options to start up WP cleaner on my Mac, I fear I am an oldie newbie who dares not fool with coding apps on my Mac, it crashes regularly online, probably because I do not keep up with various updates required for the newspaper advertising that keeps loading when I try to blog on op-ed columns. I don't know, I can't figure it out.

I very much would appreciate it if you would run the WP cleaner on the following articles where I have written charts of the delegates in each convention. Many are linked to disambiguation pages (14 of 94 for the Convention of 1829-30, with 36 unique links, -- though at least one was to the wrong guy, so I need to learn how to create disambiguation pages), but the editor who helped out with that and the Convention of 1850 suggests that I do it myself. There are about a hundred names in each chart, so some sort of techie assist would be very much more efficient than eyeball clicking each name.

Here is my wish list: Fifth Virginia Convention, Virginia Secession Convention of 1861, Wheeling Convention, Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1868, Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1902.

Thanks in advance for any help, no hard feelings if not. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 11:53, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

@TheVirginiaHistorian: You could perhaps ask GünniX as well. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 14:33, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
It's very unfortunate that there aren't that many people using WPCleaner, according to this page here. Even rarer are those who use WPCleaner on a Mac. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 02:45, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

History of immigration to Canada[edit]

Fixed. I'm wondering why you didn't fix it yourself? Do you know about Wiki-Blame?—the "revision history search" button on the article history page. I just had it search for "China and India", it gave me a link to the edit where it was inserted (7 months ago!) and I copied and pasted the wording that had been there before, so we have the link to Immigration to Canada back, too. Yngvadottir (talk) 12:55, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Thank you very much. Wiki-Blame sounds interesting. I might try that. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 16:50, 22 January 2017 (UTC)


Hi Johnny! I am trying to improve the Toronto article. Do you know where I could find some good references for the sections that are unreferenced? I can only seem to find info on blogs and other "unreliable" sources. Thanks, Jith12 (talk) 22:16, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

You could try the following:
  • Toronto to 1918: An Illustrated History (1984) by J. M. S. Careless
  • Toronto since 1918: An Illustrated History (1984) by James Lemon

I have both of these books; they're excellent for finding stuff about the history of Toronto.

You could also visit the Toronto Reference Library as well. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 02:14, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

I went to the Toronto Reference Library and it's very helpful. It has stuff about Toronto's history as well. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 00:32, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
The City of Toronto Archives on Spadina Road between Casa Loma and Dupont station is also a good place to visit as well. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 03:13, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Translate an article[edit]

Hello there, I'm Info2Learn, and I realized that the pages Canada 2016 Census and Canada 1996 Census has no French version of it. I'm asking you because I saw that you know some French and I thought you could do it. If you don't want to, that's fine, but don't forget to notify me either way so that I don't accidentally annoy you to do it. Info2Learn (talk) 21:35, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

@Info2Learn: My French writing skills aren't good enough for the task unfortunately. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 00:22, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
Well, there's now a French version for the 2016 census but not for the 1996 census. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 03:17, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
Someone could create the 1996 census article in French. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 03:12, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Your feedback matters: Final reminder to take the global Wikimedia survey[edit]

Yes check.svg Done I filled out the survey. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 04:22, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
The survey is closed. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 00:09, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
It was quicker than I thought it would be, though close to the expected time. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 03:14, 5 March 2017 (UTC)