User talk:Lepidus Magnus

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Sadly I am an infrequent contributor to Wikipedia, and often life in general conspires to prevent me from doing everything I would wish to do here. If you leave message I will try and answer it as soon as I can, but it might take me a while to do so. Many thanks for your patience Lepidus Magnus (talk) 11:55, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Tom MacDonald (author)[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Tom MacDonald (author) requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person or group of people, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is notable: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not indicate the subject's importance or significance may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, as well as our subject-specific notability guideline for biographies.

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February 2008[edit]


Hi, the recent edit you made to Tom MacDonald (author) has been reverted, as it appears to be unconstructive. Use the sandbox for testing; if you believe the edit was constructive, ensure that you provide an informative edit summary. You may also wish to read the introduction to editing. Thanks. - Milk's Favorite Cookie 16:10, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia[edit]

Hi - just realised you haven't been properly "welcomed" yet, so rather belatedly:-


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Image copyright problem with Image:Tenby_Davies.jpg[edit]

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Image copyright problem with Image:Davies_&_Day.jpg[edit]

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Tenby Davies[edit]

Dear Agathoclea

I see you’ve just reverted my changes Tenby Davies/Frederick Charles Davies and I wondered why? I hope I haven’t broken any rule? As the original creator of these pages, and as a relatively new user, I thought it would be alright if I swapped things around as I felt this worked better. Perhaps you could tell me why you don’t think I should have done this?

Regards Lepidus Magnus (talk) 13:20, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

In short you can not move pages by copying content from one article name to another. You will need to "move" the article. If that is technically not possible like in this case please list at WP:RM and it will be done by an admin if most people agree. In this particular case I can't say I agree or disagree as I did not look too closely at the subject. Maybe later tonight I can take a closer look. Agathoclea (talk) 15:49, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
I had to revert you again. Article now moved to your preferred title. Agathoclea (talk) 15:56, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Dear Agathoclea

I’m really sorry about this, but it seems you placed your message only seconds after mine to you, and consequently I went ahead and carried out the swap before getting yours. I now see that you’ve changed things around for me, which I really appreciate. Apologies if I’ve upset the apple cart a little today, but I am grateful to you for your help in resolving things – it’s so easy to put a foot wrong here without realising! Thanks again.

Regards Lepidus Magnus (talk) 16:07, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Tom Macdonald[edit]

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This is an automated message from CorenSearchBot. I have performed a web search with the contents of Tom Macdonald, and it appears to be very similar to another wikipedia page: Tom MacDonald (writer). It is possible that you have accidentally duplicated contents, or made an error while creating the page— you might want to look at the pages and see if that is the case.

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[[Tom Macdonald (writer)|Tom Macdonald]] will show Tom Macdonald - is that what you mean? -- Agathoclea (talk) 13:46, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

David Hughes[edit]

Hi. I thought you might be interested in seeing this [1] if you already haven't. Cheers, ♦ Jongleur100 ♦ talk 16:42, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Dear Jongleur

Many thanks for this, and no I hadn’t come across this before. It does indeed make for interesting reading, and I see that the first article mentions that David attended the ‘London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art’, which seems to answer your question about this. I’ve also been listening to a tape I have of Mary Wothers talking to local historian and broadcaster Carl Chinn on BBC Radio WM from June and November 2005, when she also says he went to the LAMDA; so that seems pretty conclusive. I also note that in the broadcast on 5 June 2005 she had this to say “my mother, she was one of ten, born in Selly Oak ... they were born in stone-yard cottages, Selly Oak”, so it would seem that the bit in the second article which says ‘as both his parents and grandparents came from around Swansea’ is not wholly accurate. I see in the first article that Mary also says their father left Swansea when he was only five years of age and moved to live in Birmingham; something she reiterated during her talk with Carl Chinn on 6 November 2005. As I’ve said before David was obviously very proud of his Welsh side, and sort to use this as a way of furthering his career as a singer. In light of the strong Welsh connection, it seems reasonable to keep the Welsh singer categories you added as well as the opening line about him being English-born but of Welsh extraction. I have actually just written to Mary to thank her for the sympathy cards she sent on the recent death of my father, and so have asked her about her mother. If she can added anything to the above I’ll be sure to let you know.

Regards (Lepidus Magnus (talk) 10:54, 31 August 2008 (UTC))

Charlie Tickle[edit]

Hi, it would seem likely that he is the Charles Henry Tickle born in the December quarter of 1883 rather than in 1884. As you may well be aware from your interest in things Birmingham-related, BCFC's records were destroyed during the Second World War, so there are no "official" names, dates of birth, etc for their early players. Of the two sources cited in the article, Matthews gives the full name as Charles Howard, but Joyce gives only Charles H.; unfortunately Matthews does have a history of minor guesswork where full names are concerned. As only the year of birth is given in the sources, they're probably estimating, and 1884 would be an understandable estimate if he had been born right at the end of the Dec 1883 quarter: if a newspaper report had mentioned, say, a 25-year-old Tickle in mid-December 1909, the odds would be greatly in favour of an 1884 birth. cheers, Struway2 (talk) 08:24, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

replied at Talk:Charlie Tickle, avoids duplication :-) Struway2 (talk) 12:19, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Copyright issues on old photos (UK)[edit]

Hi. Did you ever get anywhere with your Copyright issues on old photos? Our local History Society has loads of old photos where the photographer is unidentifiable, and they were clearly taken over 70 years ago. Any help gratefully received. Sammy_r (talk) 10:28, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Birmingham ward[edit]

Hi, you're going to have your work cut out if you intend to populate all the blank Brum wards articles. You may wish to check the user's contributions - there are about 20 of them and most of them have PROD tag that will expire in 6 days.--Kudpung (talk) 22:41, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Hello Kudpung
Yes I saw that Steve11oct had created a number of ward entries for Birmingham, but sadly I won’t be contributing to all of them (which would be a large task indeed). In fact I only have information on the Selly Oak ward from Christopher Phillips’ Birmingham Votes 1911-2000, and was just trying to save this particular article from deletion. I suspect that this Steve chap was simply trying to separate information of a purely political/administrative nature from the various articles for the different districts of Birmingham, which are very often not coextensive with the electoral wards or Parliamentary constituencies of the same names; as is the case with Selly Oak. Would it be acceptable to now remove the proposed deletion notice from this particular article? Regards (Lepidus Magnus (talk) 10:37, 5 September 2010 (UTC))
Hi yes, by all means go ahead and remove the template if you are expanding the article. Do bear in mind however thatan article about just one Brum ward without all the others might not make much sense, particularly as wards are not really all that notable.--Kudpung (talk) 12:52, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
Hi Kudpung
Thank you for getting back to me about things – I will remove the deletion template then if you’re happy for me to do so, and I will try and work on the article as much as I’m able. As I am, sadly, only an infrequent contributor to Wikipedia, I’m afraid I’ll have to leave judgements on what’s acceptable and what isn’t to others. For what it’s worth election wards may not be not be particularly notable, but to my mind the information about them does sit better in separate articles rather than trying to fit it all under an article about a place that doesn’t actually constitute the same area as the ward but just happens to have the same name. This is my own personal feeling of course, but in the case of Selly Oak at least, to my mind, the ward and the district are distinct entities which should be treated separately. Incidentally I see that someone has been working on the Weoley (ward) article, but that there is also an article called Weoley which is essentially about the ward, so I wondered if these two shouldn’t be merged into one? Weoley is an historic area, but the current Weoley article isn’t about this, rather it is about the ward of that name. Anyway, I’ll remove the template from the Selly Oak (ward) article, and crack on with trying to improve it a little. Many thanks. Regards (Lepidus Magnus (talk) 15:14, 5 September 2010 (UTC))

Non-free files in your user space[edit]

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