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Again, welcome! - UtherSRG 13:33, 17 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Re ausbio cleanups[edit]

I have responded on my talk page. Keep up the good work. Thanks. --Scott Davis Talk 04:51, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Current Events Oz & NZ[edit]

I suggest you include your message at Talk:Current events in Oceania rather than putting copies on the talk pages of multiple editors. In general, we don't want people to promote their own websites on Wikipedia, but a polite mention as you have made on talk pages is entirely appropriate.-gadfium 01:41, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

The current system seems to be working really well :) --Peta 07:05, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Query[edit]

Hi Jonathan - nice work with the Archbishops of Sydney stuff - but I'm not sure why you removed the contemporary online reference to the Australian dictionary of biography since it is a very contemporary reference. I'm keen to know why. I would have thought a link to a page (which represents modern scholarship) is useful - even if it shows only that the scholars haven't cnhaged their minds or found new information? Doesn't it help with the isse of verification on wiki. Why not keep both? Look forward to your reply. I thought not to replace it before I asked. Cor Unum 09:29, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

See my response at User talk:Njamesdebien#Referencing ADB and DAB --Jonathan O'Donnell 20:28, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi Jonathan, I sent you an email about a week ago in response to your message. Did you recieve it? regards, --Nick Dowling 00:02, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

John Laurence Rentoul article[edit]

Hi Jonathan, thanks for adding the John Laurence Rentoul article. However there seems to be some doubt about the public domain status of the DAB in other parts of the world (inside Australia is OK) - see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Australia/To-do/Australian Dictionary of Biography#Need_for_editing. So it's best to write an article based on the DAB (and preferably the ADB) and avoid copying paragraphs of text from the DAB. I've been re-writing some articles on people from the DAB so they no longer contain chunks of text copied from there. Diverman (talk) 11:08, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

That is a pity. It was easy to copy from the DAB and wikify. Then again, any new articles will be better for being written from scratch, I guess. Jonathan O'Donnell (talk) 03:40, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes, it would have been easier to do a more direct transfer from the DAB, but I think the articles are better if they include info from the ADB. I've updated the Rentoul article, incorporating inline refs to the ADB, adding sections, more categories and filling in the {{DEFAULTSORT}} template.
If you feel like helping out, there are articles here [[Category:Wikipedia articles incorporating text from the 1949 Dictionary of Australian Biography]] which could do with some re-wording and introduction of material from the ADB and other sources. Thanks in advance :)
Diverman (talk) 06:37, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

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About "yayo" language[edit]

I've reread the encyclopedia, and found I haven't make error in citing them. But I think it might be "yayoi", a historical period in Japanese history. So I corrected this misspelling. It might be that the original writer misspelled the word. But thank you anyway. Dreamback1116 (talk) 12:51, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Autopatrolled[edit]

Hello Jonathan. You created a lot of good, valid and well referenced articles on Australian history. I don't think your article creations need to be listed at Special:NewPages and I would like to change your user rights to "autopatrolled", just for the sake of reducing the workload of new page patrollers. Please, let me know if you agree. Keep up the good work :) --Vejvančický (talk | contribs) 07:25, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, Vejvančický. I would be honoured. Please change my user rights to "autopatrolled". Thanks for that. --Jonathan O'Donnell (talk) 04:20, 24 August 2011 (UTC)
Ok, done. Thanks for your contributions, Jonathan. --Vejvančický (talk | contribs) 14:51, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Melbourne meetup[edit]

Hey all, just a reminder that there's a meetup tomorrow at 11am in North Melbourne. There are more details at the meetup page. Hope to see you tomorrow! SteveBot (talk) 04:38, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Meetup invitation: Melbourne 26[edit]

Hi there! You are cordially invited to a meetup next Sunday (6 January). Details and an attendee list are at Wikipedia:Meetup/Melbourne 26. Hope to see you there! John Vandenberg 05:32, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Disambiguation (metadata)[edit]

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