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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for User:Keith D:

  • Yorkshire sort out & remove modern references
  • Yorkshire sub-articles need references/changes made to Yorkshire transferring down
  • KCOM Stadium - check out stand names & references when stadium web site is back on air
  • Keep an eye on bug
  • Update Yorkshire project assessment details
  • Switch to use {{NHLE}}
  • Switch to use {{NOMIS2001}}
  • Switch to use {{NOMIS2011}}
  • Switch to use {{PastScape}}
  • Continue adding {{Kingston upon Hull}} template to articles


Hello, Keith D, 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:

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Happy Adminship Anniversary![edit]

Huge number of cite errors[edit]

Hi, in this edit to Economy of the Philippines you seem to have introduced a huge number of cite errors. As I can't work out which parts of your enormous edit were good and which were not, could you have a look and try to sort it out please? DuncanHill (talk) 15:07, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

@DuncanHill: my edit was just to remove a leading zero from a date, but appears that AWB has attempted to combine references that were introduced in this edit which replicated part of the article at the end. May be a revert to this version is appropriate? Keith D (talk) 16:10, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
I've reverted as you suggested. DuncanHill (talk) 16:30, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
@DuncanHill: thanks for that. I had not spotted the problem as I thought that it was just the usual AWB fixes and the first References section looked OK. Keith D (talk) 16:44, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
I didn't spot it for a while - I corrected one link, then found there was another hidden somewhere, and only after finding that did I notice the huge red error messages! DuncanHill (talk) 16:46, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-51[edit]

00:16, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Merry Merry![edit]

Wikipedia Happy New Year.png Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2020!

Hello Keith D, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2020.
Happy editing,

★Trekker (talk) 17:01, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

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Tech News: 2019-52[edit]

20:06, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

"Cromer, disambiguation" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Cromer, disambiguation. Since you had some involvement with the Cromer, disambiguation redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. DannyS712 (talk) 06:09, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – January 2020[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2019).

Guideline and policy news


  • The fourth case on Palestine-Israel articles was closed. The case consolidated all previous remedies under one heading, which should make them easier to understand, apply, and enforce. In particular, the distinction between "primary articles" and "related content" has been clarified, with the former being the entire set of articles whose topic relates to the Arab-Israeli conflict, broadly interpreted rather than reasonably construed.
  • Following the 2019 Arbitration Committee elections, the following editors have been appointed to the Arbitration Committee: Beeblebrox, Bradv, Casliber, David Fuchs, DGG, KrakatoaKatie, Maxim, Newyorkbrad, SoWhy, Worm That Turned, Xeno.


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WikiProject Yorkshire Newsletter - January 2020[edit]

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22:48, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

Short descriptions[edit]

Hi Keith D, welcome back. Sorry about the short descriptions, I was trying to keep them as near to 40 characters as possible in the description field, hence I went for East Yorkshire as opposed to the East Riding of Yorkshire. I'll stick to the latter in future. Happy New Year, regards. The joy of all things (talk) 07:46, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-02[edit]

21:21, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

Hi Keith, I noticed that you made some edits on the draft of the "Monte Warden" article ( I am trying to get published. Firstly, thank you for the edits! Also, can you perhaps help me understand what I need to do to get this article live on Wikipedia? It has been many, many months in the editing process.

Thank you Katherine

Follow up on Monte Warden draft article[edit]

Hi Keith, I noticed that you made some edits on the draft of the "Monte Warden" article ( I am trying to get published. Firstly, thank you for the edits! Also, can you perhaps help me understand what I need to do to get this article live on Wikipedia? It has been many, many months in the editing process.

Thank you Katherine — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kgregoratx (talkcontribs) 02:47, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

Hello, I was just fixing a few errors in the cites. If you want to improve the article it is probably best to find an article on a similar topic from the current feature article list and try to follow the style of that article. Those articles have been reviewed by the community and have been through various iterations to get to the best possible state. The most important thing to get an article accepted is the referencing and selecting those that cover the subject in detail and are reliable to show that it is notable and worthy of an independent article. Keith D (talk) 12:17, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

Endcliffe Park[edit]

Please take a look at the action of User talk:Dartslilly (talk) 23:54, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

I will see what the user does to your request to revert their action, rather than wade in at the moment. Keith D (talk) 23:58, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, I just don't understand why my section on Ponds, the only section with a citation was deleted.

2A00:23C6:3B83:EC00:94C7:D4F8:4277:59B4 (talk) 00:05, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-03[edit]

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:39, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Approval of the Wikipedia page - Draft:Lanka Property Web[edit]

Hi Keith,

Thank you for the feedback/edits on the page created. I've made necessary changes as you have highlighted. This is also the first time I am posting an article on Wikipedia, so I wanted to know has my page been approved? If not how long does it usually take to be approved?

Minnath123 (talk) 03:41, 16 January 2020 (UTC)Minnath

Hello, a comment on the article would be the mixed use of Lanka Property Web and LankaPropertyWeb to refer to the company - need to choose one or the other.
You need to submit your article for approval, see Wikipedia:Articles for creation#Submitting for review which indicates that this may take several weeks depends on how busy those processing the queue are. Keith D (talk) 12:09, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Pongal is Tamil festival,[edit]

Hi, Pongal is tamil festival, not Hindu festival, i have edited that in the page and you keep on unduing the post, you can refer anything, even Christians people calibrate pongal, the other name of pongal is "Timilar thirunal", — Preceding unsigned comment added by Srsbharathi (talkcontribs) 15:17, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-04[edit]

19:41, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-05[edit]

18:53, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Added facts about the parks are still banning exercise and selling them off ith sole money making rights[edit]

why are you removing this? the parks are being sold off to friends in Hull, indisputable proof is added via links why would you wish to be a busybody to protect this appalling behaviour? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:33, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Because it is just soap boxing and not encyclopedic. The use of words all in upper-case is obvious you are trying to make a point and naming individuals in this way is not valid. Keith D (talk) 16:15, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Who put you in charge of mental health, obesity and public parks??? Get a life you sado there is real actual harm from this.. social mobility and general health.. it's a unique fact to have a team banning exercise in public parks!! Stevebillyhughes (talk) 17:34, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Re the date corrections[edit]

Hi. I appreciate your correcting the bad date EyeCont keeps adding to the Earthquake prediction and VAN method articles. However, it is quite likely we will be going back and forth on this for a bit, so you might want to let that slide until matters settle down. ♦ J. Johnson (JJ) (talk) 22:21, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

It just pops up on my watchlist each time a bad date is added/removed and I am trying to reduce category:CS1 errors: dates so it will probably get visited unless I remember which to skip. Keith D (talk) 22:24, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2020[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2020).

Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, partial blocks are now enabled on the English Wikipedia. This functionality allows administrators to block users from editing specific pages or namespaces rather than the entire site. A draft policy is being workshopped at Wikipedia:Partial blocks.
  • The request for comment seeking the community's sentiment for a binding desysop procedure closed with wide-spread support for an alternative desysoping procedure based on community input. No proposed process received consensus.

Technical news

  • Twinkle now supports partial blocking. There is a small checkbox that toggles the "partial" status for both blocks and templating. There is currently one template: {{uw-pblock}}.
  • When trying to move a page, if the target title already exists then a warning message is shown. The warning message will now include a link to the target title. [17]


  • Following a recent arbitration case, the Arbitration Committee reminded administrators that checkuser and oversight blocks must not be reversed or modified without prior consultation with the checkuser or oversighter who placed the block, the respective functionary team, or the Arbitration Committee.


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:05, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion of Climate Forecast Applications Network (by JzG / Guy)[edit]

Hi Keith_D, Because you made a small change to the draft of Climate Forecast Applications Network article[18], which was later Speedy Deleted for G11-advertisement, I would appreciate if you could voice your opinion in the discussion here: Wikipedia:Deletion_review#Climate_Forecast_Applications_Network. Thanks. -- Yae4 (talk) 17:32, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

WikiProject Yorkshire Newsletter - February 2020[edit]

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21:40, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-06[edit]

20:04, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

The Great Britain/Ireland Destubathon[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:The Great Britain/Ireland Destubathon is planned for March 2020, a contest/editathon to eliminate as many stubs as possible from all 134 counties. Amazon vouchers/book prizes are planned for most articles destubbed from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland and Northern Ireland and whoever destubs articles from the most counties out of the 134. Sign up on page if interested in participating, hope this will prove to be good fun and productive, we have over 44,000 stubs!♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:09, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

I will publicise in the next WP:YORKS newsletter. Keith D (talk) 18:10, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Access dates[edit]

Sorry for putting you to that bother. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 22:02, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

No problem. I have got them all now. Keith D (talk) 22:09, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Fix PMC warning[edit]

Thanks for your recent fix on my edit. I would love to know what tool you used to identify that, as I would love to use something like that to avoid these in the future and help in the ongoing editing overall. Thanks! --- FULBERT (talk) 00:25, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

Hello, I just use the hidden categories that appear on the articles when the situation occurs. You get all sorts of categories but the one for this is Category:CS1 maint: PMC format. You will not be able to see them unless you set the option in your preferences (under Appearance, Advanced options set "Show hidden categories"). Keith D (talk) 00:38, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
You can also get a message next to the reference by following these instructions -
By default, Citation Style 1 and Citation Style 2 error messages are visible to all readers and maintenance category messages are hidden from all readers.

To display maintenance messages, include the following text in your common CSS page or your specific skin's CSS page (common.css and skin.css respectively):

.mw-parser-output span.cs1-maint {display: inline;} /* display Citation Style 1 maintenance messages */

Even with this css installed, older pages in Wikipedia's cache may not have been updated to show these error messages even though the page is listed in one of the tracking categories. A null edit will resolve that issue.

To hide error messages:

.mw-parser-output span.cs1-visible-error {display: none;} /* hide Citation Style 1 error messages */

You can personalize the display of these messages (such as changing the color), but you will need to ask someone who knows CSS or at the technical village pump if you do not understand how.

Keith D (talk) 00:52, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-07[edit]

19:11, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Zorastrianism, Growth of religion Article[edit]

Hi Keith D!

I'm Skubydoo, a relative newbie to Wikipedia. I saw that you changed the "6th century" to "1500" in the Zoroastrianism section of the growth of religion article. Can you please give me your source for the beginning of Zoroastrianism? Zoroastrianism began with Zoraster, who lived approximately in the 6th century BCE. Here is one source that lists that date:

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!


Skubydoo (talk) 19:25, 13 February 2020 (UTC)Skubydoo, 2-13-20

Hello, I did not make that edit but I made the change before that one. That change was made by (talk · contribs · WHOIS) and that was the only edit they have made. Keith D (talk) 19:34, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

Hi Keith D,

Thanks so much for clearing that up! I went ahead and changed the date back to the correct one.


Skubydoo (talk) 17:54, 14 February 2020 (UTC)Skubydoo, 14 February 2020

James Kitson, 1st Baron Airedale[edit]

Pplease check new refs. Thanks again. T.

Tech News: 2020-08[edit]

16:17, 17 February 2020 (UTC)


Hello there, Keith D. Just wanted to say congrats on all your awards! -Littlecucumber — Preceding unsigned comment added by Littlecucumber (talkcontribs) 00:09, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

Hello and thanks. Keith D (talk) 00:11, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

Lupton family[edit]

Ref 86 - should the pages be listed as pp in forward italics? Please leave in the quotes and check other new refs. Thanks as always. T. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:32, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-09[edit]

21:00, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

Action please.[edit]

Could you take an action for this user please? Regards. ChanSey 22:09, 24 February 2020 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chansey (talkcontribs)

I have blocked the editor, after a couple of attempts because of edit conflicts. May be they will just switch IP addresses and will need a range block. Keith D (talk) 22:19, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

WikiProject Yorkshire Newsletter - March 2020[edit]

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Administrators' newsletter – March 2020[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2020).

Guideline and policy news

  • Following an RfC, the blocking policy was changed to state that sysops must not undo or alter CheckUser or Oversight blocks, rather than should not.
  • A request for comment confirmed that sandboxes of established but inactive editors may not be blanked due solely to inactivity.

Technical news

  • Following a discussion, Twinkle's default CSD behavior will soon change, most likely this week. After the change, Twinkle will default to "tagging mode" if there is no CSD tag present, and default to "deletion mode" if there is a CSD tag present. You will be able to always default to "deletion mode" (the current behavior) using your Twinkle preferences.


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Tech News: 2020-10[edit]

00:36, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors![edit]

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In 2019 you were one of the top ~300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a thematic organization whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs.

Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 18:35, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

Family of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge[edit]

Please check new refs - thanks as always !! T. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:47, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

Year/date mismatch[edit]

Hi, I noticed this [30]. I did not click on the url but this is a work from a Roman era author. I presume the version being cited on is an 18th century printing. So maybe it is OK?--Andrew Lancaster (talk) 20:39, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

I made the same assumption as the year was added by BOT and unlikely that someone consulted the early dated document. Keith D (talk) 20:42, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

Chester School Protests[edit]

Thank you for the changes to the Chester, Pennsylvania page. There was so much good content that I created a new page Chester School Protests.

Dwkaminski (talk) 16:37, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-11[edit]

17:14, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Family of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge[edit]

Please check new newspapers refs on this page if you have time. Thanks again, T. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:17, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-12[edit]

21:16, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-13[edit]

17:07, 23 March 2020 (UTC)