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Good afternoon, apparent newcomer! I saw (on my watchlist) that someone had done something to our 4th-largest island, so I had a look, and there was this mass of detail looking as if it had to have been written by someone who had been there and possibly still was there.

I was not impressed at the change that suggested that councils have boundaries; their territories do; but I'll let that pass for a while.

I hope you can add your name to one or more of the Wikipedia:Wikipedians-related lists, including the NZers, and eventually tell us a bit about yourself on your User page (which is also useful for keeping "to do" lists and other links and reminders).

If you have any feeling for te reo Maori, please visit the Maori language page and the corresponding WP.

Best wishes. Robin Patterson 00:41, 25 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Welcome from me as well. Robin is away from the internet for a few days, so don't expect any immediate answers to questions on his talk page.

With regard to your images (specifically Image:Cococrb2.jpg): I see some mixed messages. The image was originally marked as public domain, and you initially stated "All images on this webpage are free to use this picture however you wish" which means the same thing, but then when fixing the typos you changed it to say "for non-commercial purposes". Wikipedia is licenced under the GFDL which is not strictly compatible with non-commercial. We allow non-commercial images at present in the English Wikipedia, but not on the Wikimedia Commons, and we'll probably ban non-commercial images entirely at some point. It would be a shame to lose yours; would you consider licencing it as GFDL instead? Thanks.-gadfium 04:52, 26 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for filling in, Gadfium. I know next to nothing about images, so it's just as well you came along!

I also wondered about the licensing stuff. See my comment on that image's talk page. It's a great photo, btw. A-giau 23:10, 5 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for the clarification. Hopefully I (or someone) will be able to upload a copy of the crab image to the "no-non-commerical" land known as the Commons:, so we can all point to it. I'm currently working on an article that would benefit from your image. Thanks. A-giau 03:16, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Glanced at your pages, L-Bit. You're the one with even less hair than I have. Keep up the good contributing. How much is too much? Well, have a look at Plimmerton, which has a mere 3,000 residents and a lot more stuff I could write about it (much of which is on my Webspawner page about it).

Robin Patterson 10:36, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Thanks - I love your photos![edit]



No wucking furries, bloke ;-) I've also changed the name to Westies (people) because it seems more in keeping with Wiki style.Grant65 (Talk) 14:21, Apr 18, 2005 (UTC)

RN Ensign[edit]

Thanks for helping with the RN ensign cleanup task. There's one small matter I'd like to bring to your attention. You've been changing over some of the USN destroyers that ended up in the RN thanks to the destroyers-for-bases deal. Those have both the RN ensign and the USN jack as they served in both fleets. When you've replaced the RN ensign you've put the link code for the image on a separate line to that for the USN image link code. That means that the flags end up on different lines in the table. What we've usually done with tables like that, for those destroyers, the escort carriers transferred under similar circumstances and other ships that served in two or more navies is to have the flag code and thus the flags without a line break in between. A space is probably a good idea, to provide a separation between the images. However, having a link break in there increases the size of the table cell and, at least to my mind, makes it look ugly.

I'd appreciate it if you could put the two flag links on the same line after changing in the future. David Newton 20:57, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thanks David Newton. I got this wrong as I read somewhere (can't find it now) that part of the cleanup job was to ensure wikilinks were typed on one line. I think I might even have gone back through some of the ensign changes and already made and then made them worse. The one thing I obviously didn't do was check my work. It is good that even through contributing badly, there's always an eye out for the good of the Wiki. Cheers L-Bit 11:02, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I didn't make it clear in the cleanup task that it would be a good idea to keep the ensigns/jacks on one line, so it's at least partially my fault. I would have done this sort of thing with a bot using human interaction, but I have yet figured out how to use the Wikipedia bot framework, despite looking at the FAQ pages and the mailing list!
As for contributing 'badly', all that has to be done now is to have a quick look through the list of destroyers and escort carriers that served in both the USN and RN and replace the line break between the two flag images with a space. That's hardly a catastrophe. The important thing in this matter is getting rid of all the links to those files with dubious copyright situations that also have replacements available so that the dubious files can be deleted when that process is complete. I did it myself for the RAN and RNZN ensigns, but the RN and USN images are linked to so many ships (hundreds each) that I felt some help for the task would be useful. I think I've also seen someone adding new USN jack images after the point about the potential copyright problems was raised, so I'll have to stick a note on their talk page about the matter. David Newton 12:09, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)

alphabetic lists for birds[edit]

Hi! I noticed you alphabeticised the page Honeyeater. Just so you know, the random order of the bird lists is actually the taxonomic order, showing relationships within the family. I am trying to figure out how to revert the page, but I thought I'd tell you why before I did. Sabine's Sunbird 02:04, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

    • No worries. It isn't obvious and no harm done anyway. Sabine's Sunbird 15:04, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

Auckland edits[edit]

Hi L-Bit. Thanks for the nice and significant addition to Auckland. Can I suggest though that you don't tick the "minor edit" box for such edits. For guidance as to when to flag or not flag minor edits, see cheers Nurg 10:53, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

Auckland meetup[edit]

Just to let you know that a meetup is planned in Auckland for the 25th of June (see Wikipedia:Meetup/Auckland for more details), and that you are cordially invited. GeorgeStepanek\talk 00:21, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Your AfD for Eleana Apartments[edit]

It seems you forgot the third step of Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion#How_to_list_pages_for_deletion for Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Eleana Apartments. I did this, and the AfD is now listed at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Log/2006_May_29. Deleteme42 16:40, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

Tohunga Suppression Act[edit]

Hey there L-Bit. I have removed most of the info you added to 1907 in New Zealand because only brief mentions are included on those types of pages, with links to further info. You clearly have the basis for an interesting standalone article which would be very informative. If you want to create it, simply click on Tohunga Suppression Act and start typing. Cheers. Moriori 22:11, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Auckland Meetup - 11 August 2007 1pm[edit]

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WikiProject Auckland This is an invitation to WikiProject Auckland, a WikiProject which aims to develop and expand Wikipedia's articles on Auckland. Please feel free to join us.

Taifarious1 09:47, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Publishing Project in Cambodia (with section on Champa)[edit]


My name is Kheng Pytou Kethya, Director of Sastra Publishing, a publisher of textbooks and other academic materials based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

I am writing you today because we would like to pursue our efforts in making academic material in Khmer language more accessible to Cambodian students and faculty as well.

Sastra Publishing is currently working on a book project about ethnicity in Cambodia in which we have a section on Champa. We have come across your picture on Wikipedia website taken in My Son and entitled [The towers of Po Sa Nu (Pho Hai) near Phan Thiết may be the oldest extant Cham buildings. In style, they exhibit the influence of pre-Angkorian Cambodia].

We are contacting you to see whether there would any possibility for you to send us the original picture (with the highest possible resolution). We would, of course, acknowledge your contribution as part of the book's photography credits.

Please let us know your thoughts. You can contact us at the following email address:

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best regards

Kethya —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:28, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

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Your note on my talk[edit]

Hi - are you sure about what you say - the additions I removed were not made by you, but were additions made by another user that same day about suppression of traditional sports. Suggest you bring up the veracity of McLaughlins encyclopedia with User:Gadfium. Kahuroa (talk) 08:56, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Auckland Meetup 5 on 9 May 2010[edit]

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  • in this case it was correct as there is no current Ground Parrot page (by common or scientific name). This particular Disamb page lists the three species extant (well it does now that I've added the third one) L-Bit (talk) 05:33, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

War boat[edit]

Go back and fix your typo! Amandajm (talk) 07:48, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

No, Go back and look! It has been moved upwards, into a better place, giving it the same status as the Dunkirk vessels and getting it away from the more generic craft and the "little jolly boat'. If it is really important, then it needs to be treated as such. Amandajm (talk) 11:06, 5 June 2012 (UTC)
"treaty" won't work if you leave it as "Treat". That's why I told you there was a typo. Treaty of Waitangi remained in the red, not because it doesn't have a page, (of course it has a page!) but because you left the "y" off, on both occasions. You've got to use that Show preview option, and if something doesn't work that obviously should work, the first step in the procedure is to see if you, as the editor, made a mistake. Amandajm (talk) 11:18, 5 June 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for correcting my errors. I always use preview (if you don't believe me check my "contributions"), but between my mismanagement in this case, and my browsers cache, I got totally buggered up. L-Bit (talk) 11:26, 5 June 2012 (UTC)
Well I hope you're happy with what I have done with it. I didn't realise, when I saw the boat in the pageant, that it was quite so historically significant. I must say that it looked just magnificent, and was a highlight of the parade. The BBC commentators kept waffling on! The other broadcast I was watching had no commentary whatsoever.
The BBC did some truly unforgivable things. Just as the Choir were singing Jerusalem, they proceeded to interview the rather nutty chap from "Horrible Histories", who was so loud and animated that he drowned out the music. Well, it was a crowd pleaser, I suppose, but actually the crowd seemed quite happy to watch and make their own fun, without having comedians on the scene! Amandajm (talk) 14:59, 5 June 2012 (UTC)
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    • This is going to take some sorting out :-( L-Bit (talk)

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