User talk:Jonathan A Jones

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You maybe interested in the Article Rescue Squadron[edit]

Barnstar search rescue.png Hello, Jonathan A Jones. Based on the templates on your talk page, I would like you to consider joining the Article Rescue Squadron. Rescue Squadron members are focused on rescuing articles for deletion, that might otherwise be lost forever. I think you will find our project matches your vision of Wikipedia. Note:Keep in mind that Squadron members officially state they are not inclusionists. ~~~~

Excuse me sir[edit]

Hi, yes. sorry.


Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
For twice going out of your way to take photographs to improve Buildings of Jesus College, Oxford (about a rival college, indeed!) a barnstar is humbly offered with my thanks. BencherliteTalk 16:13, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Please do not undo verification edits on Oxford University if you have no consensus of facts[edit]

You cannot just delete something if the sources are acedamic sources for the article. I am sending you a warning of of undoing PPR edits. If you continue to undo you will suspended.

The facts about Oxford University, Oxford, England:

1. First English speaking institution - StudyEnglishToday News by M. Boyanova 2007 "Oxford University is the 1st English speaking institution":[1]

2. Oldest: [2]

3. 1st English-speaking institution: [3]<[4]

4. Oxford University is an education institution[5][6] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 2010-08-06T07:31:10

A page you started (John Bowers (lawyer)) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating John Bowers (lawyer), Jonathan A Jones!

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Matt Ridley[edit]

Well done! Chemical Engineer (talk) 17:59, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. With most of the sources I have added there is some question of how independent they really are, but at least there has been some minimal editorial oversight. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 18:03, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

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Hi I am Arman. You have reverted my article. Well you are American people. You don't know about our civilization very well. For example if I say I have to shorten the Abbasid empire you will not understand anything. So in cases of racial and historical things the consensus does not work actually. In these cases you should make the article first and then discuss about it. Please if you have any objection about my article talk with me about that in the talk page.Arman ad60 (talk) 19:13, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

The fact that you think I'm American tells me everything I need to know about your competence at basic research. Regards, Jonathan A Jones (talk) 20:16, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

St Gregory the Great Catholic School Oxford[edit]

Thanks for reverting the page on St Gregory the Great Catholic School Oxford following some attempts at vandalism. I'm Rodger Caseby, the Vice Principal, as you guessed. While there is a conflict of interest in me editing the page, I was originally attempting to correct the vandalism. I noticed that the page is out of date, so I'd like to take up your offer of moderating any changes I make. I'm new to Wikipedia, so how does this work? Rhcaseby (talk) 17:13, 6 December 2015 (UTC) Rhcaseby (talk) 17:13, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

@Rhcaseby: Thanks for confirming. Correcting obvious vandalism is never a problem, and updating out of date details is usually fine. The problems start if you want to change major statements or the tone of the article. If you want to do that the best thing is to propose a change on the article talk page and then let other editors decide what they think and implement the proposed change if they wish. Note that I usually don't take an active role in updating the article (I just watch it for vandalism), but since I watch the page I would be happy to assess any proposed changes. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 20:54, 6 December 2015 (UTC)


Hello there! I came upon your Ellie Highwood and IPCC drafts recently, and wished to ask for your permission to expand them. Would that be OK? Regards, FoCuS contribs; talk to me! 00:35, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

I would be delighted if you took over Ellie Highwood as that has made no progress since I started it (I have done two other stubs, Elspeth Garman and Cait MacPhee in the meantime). The IPCC is a subject I avoid, and the stuff in the sandbox was just me learning about reference formatting, so I have deleted all that. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 07:22, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
Excellent! I'll do my best and will let you know when I have a decent draft. Cheers, FoCuS contribs; talk to me! 16:26, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
As I said it's a topic I avoid on wiki, but you can find many of my off-wiki comments easily enough. Start with the link from my user page. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 14:51, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
Fair enough. I finished my work with the draft, which you can now find at Ellie Highwood. I believe it's a decent start. Thank you for providing its backbone! Regards, FoCuS contribs; talk to me! 19:11, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
Looks good - thanks for finishing it off! Jonathan A Jones (talk) 19:31, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]


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Xenia Deli[edit]

Hi Jonathan, The article Xenia Deli has changed considerably. Your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Xenia Deli (2nd nomination) have been helpful. I would appreciate it if you could take another look at it and let me know your opinion. --Odysses () 18:57, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Replied there. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 07:21, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Hi Jonathan, Thank you for your positive and constructive contribution at the above discussion. Your comments contributed to the improvement of the article. Keep up the good work. -- Odysses () 10:12, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Lester Coleman[edit]

FYI, the person making substantial undiscussed changes to the article is not me. Check the history: Lester Coleman (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views). If the WP:SPA continues with this I am intending to either block him or protect the article. Guy (Help!) 20:29, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Ah, wait, I see now. There was an intermittend version, actually the earlier edit by Looie to which you reverted, was correct, so thank you for that. Guy (Help!) 20:32, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes, sorry, I realised afterwards that my edit summary was confusing - I hoped that you would work it out so thanks for doing so! Jonathan A Jones (talk) 20:46, 7 February 2016 (UTC)