User talk:Kablammo

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I usually will reply here to messages left here. If you want me to look at something or to join in a discussion elsewhere, please provide the link. If it is a matter of general interest, please raise it on the appropriate article talk page and notify me about it here. Thank you. Kablammo.


Thanks for the comments and vid. Though when making analogous comparisons to wikipedia and particularly infoboxes, I'm more of a Father Ted man myself. Ceoil (talk) 23:52, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

You are more than welcome Ceoil. And thank for the the good vicar-- I know the type.
South Park is a sublimely offensive show filled with damaged children-- not exactly children learning to cipher and to sing, and to study reading-books and history.
Here's a thought: South Park + Lord of the Flies = Wikipedia?
Kablammo (talk) 20:28, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Its far worse than that! You've obviously led a relatively sheltered life. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. Ceoil (talk) 02:19, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
And I have no doubt, Ceoil my good fellow, that you have heard the chimes at midnight. Kablammo (talk) 17:34, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hi Kablammo. Thanks for correcting the mistakes I made on my article about the Niagara (shipwreck). It is much appreciated. GreatLakesShips (talk) 23:02, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Only warning[edit]

Stop icon This is your only warning; if you remove or blank page contents or templates from Wikipedia again, as you did at List of far-right political parties, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. (talk) 10:37, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Well,, I did remove the contents again, as those contents were completely uncited, and had been since the article was created in 2015.
Wikipedia is not the place for original research. If you wish to have such a list on Wikipedia, then please support your claim for every entity on the list, with a cite to one or more reliable independent sources.
Or you can try to block me, if you wish. But that would not solve the problems with the article, would it? Kablammo (talk) 11:11, 21 March 2018 (UTC)


The NIH is a US government position and is a suitable secondary source per WP:MEDRS. Left out the primary sources. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:22, 25 March 2018 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for the work on Wyeville. I have a bunch more queued up for that, with sources. I did not expect an anonymous grammar patrol. The last edit lifted by that editor from the source book contains 3 passive voice statements. [ C- ]. I did not realize you were a contributor on the Twin Cities Zephyr article until after the change on the template. I did not know about the preference for full state names. The Milwaukee Haiwatha template, from which that was built, also has state abbreviations. For some reason in the article now though, there are gaps in the route on my Chrome browser, which don't show when I look at the template itself. I also added some talk about the La Crosse depots. I have no idea where exactly the La Crosse bus stop was. Thanks Group29 (talk) 23:49, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. The difference between grammar and style eludes some folks.
Postal code abbreviations are discouraged by some, and they also may be anachronistic, as they were unknown to most of the folks who actually rode the 400s. (Actually, they were adopted the same month as the trains' discontinuance.) In any event, if there's room in the template, there's no downside to spelling out the states, as they are more likely to be known by non-US residents. Kablammo (talk) 22:14, 9 April 2018 (UTC)


That's it, I'm going full hermit. That typo was the last typo, and never again will I show my face in public. Ceoil (talk) 10:29, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Now Ceoil, don't be rash. I'm the one who should hide my face. Shame, shame on me for mocking your innocent transposition. Clearly, my reading of it as a cuss word were but ravings of a disordered mind.
So I apologize unreservedly, in no small measure due to your fearsome reputation as a a Celt ruffian. (What is it they say about the boys from the county Cork?)
I will try to do better in the future. Kablammo (talk) 20:43, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
Its too late man. Am tidy up my affairs, and saying goodbye to some wiki friends. Always though death by admin was a dignified way to go. Now, which beauty shall I pick (strokes chin with glee). Ceoil (talk) 22:14, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

James Joyce edit[edit]

this edit baffles me. I hope you have not done this on a lot of articles. Can you explain yourself?-TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 20:03, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Tony, my edit summary explains my edit. And it may have been too generous; the three templates I removed are viewed less than once a day. And they have information peripheral to the subject. The first template has all that is directly relevant to the subject of the article. Kablammo (talk) 20:25, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
The edit shows you removing four templates (including the first). It is not clear to me that one view per day is an abnormally low amount. How can I verify this? Is this the number of times the show button is clicked?-TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 00:04, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Steel cut as inclusion criteria[edit]

Hello Kablammo, I left a comment on the Titaniic AfD discussion. You believe that we should not host a ship article until steel is cut, but as I outlined there such a criteria would mean that all 169 pages in the category Cancelled ships of the United States Navy would be up for AfD. This Titaniic project however also claims a "construction milestone" of sorts. Their web site claims that they had rivets cast. Purely symbolic as the proposed ship would be welded and not riveted, but they claim that one of these rivets will be placed in and become part of their ship. So steel has been cast in a sense. Personally, I thought the Clive Palmer project would come to fruition because 1) there was widespread coverage in respected newspapers and 2) he was spending money to have a legitimate naval architectural firm work on the project until late 2014. It now however looks like it might have all been a stunt but he hasn't yet figured out a way to get out of it without losing whatever credibility he may have left. Blue Riband► 03:10, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the note Blue Riband. You make some good points, but I disagree that the Palmer project was deserving of an article. I will reply further on the AfD. Kablammo (talk) 12:46, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
We'll have to disagree about the Palmer project but I recall there was a merge or AfD discussion about this a few years ago. Back then real verifiable progress was coming out of Deltamarin and they posted a video of the model basin testing. While I believe it deserved its own article under those circumstances, one could also say that its abandonment might now justify merging it with the other aborted Titanic projects. But for proposed ships, I do also think we have to use WP:COMMONSENSE. Cunard announced that they will build a fourth ship on the Koningsdam platform (NOTABILITY) and with the backing of Carnival it's almost certain to get built (CRYSTAL). However there is so little known about the specifics that I wouldn't write an article at this point. We are an encyclopedia and need to provide concrete and specific information on the subject of an article.Blue Riband► 23:46, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Timiskaming Graben[edit]

Hi. Just letting you know I created this article from a redirect you made while we were working on the Ottawa-Bonnechere Graben article in December 2007. Volcanoguy 09:02, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Very nice work, Volcanoguy. Should you add a human history section I still have Eric Morse's book on Canadian canoe routes, or you could just use the text accompanying fn 15 in the other article. Best wishes, Kablammo (talk) 16:13, 30 August 2018 (UTC)