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Iar Thuath[edit]

"Iar-thuath na Gàidhealtachd" = (literally) West North of the Gàidhealtachd.

But North West Highlands probably covers it better! --MacRusgail (talk) 16:20, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

re Geopark, wasn't sure if it was Geography Park or Geology park. I'm not familiar with the term. --MacRusgail (talk) 17:59, 1 February 2008 (UTC) p.s. Hope you can help out on the Yell article, I'm trying to round up the SI members!

Code pink[edit]

Thanks for clarifying the introductory section. Clearly, I did not yet have enough coffee. Howard C. Berkowitz (talk) 15:14, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

I've just expanded it a bit more, actually. Lurker (said · done) 15:20, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
Apologies -- I should have posted here first rather than on the talk page. It was unclear to me why you apparently objected to criticism of actions, some of which, such as the Chavez matter, seem idiotic but still notable. Code Pink positions, as far as I know, are very general. How can one meaningfully to "Impeach Bush Now" other than to note that isn't accelerating the process? (As an aside, it would be one hell of a lot safer to impeach Cheney first.) Howard C. Berkowitz (talk) 18:58, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
I've just replied on the talk page. Lurker (said · done) 19:02, 4 February 2008 (UTC)


A belated note thanks for your input on Wormshill which achieved FA while I was on a wikibreak. Cheers Dick G (talk) 23:45, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

3RR on Barra[edit]

As I notice you have corrected the vandalism and reversions on Barra, I thought you may be interested that there has been a 3RR report on Barra here. I'd be quite grateful of any additional input from you.MRM (talk) 18:31, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

I've just seen that. i don't think there's anything I need to add to your summary, unless this person offends again. Lurker (said · done) 18:34, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Celts[edit]

You had indicated on the Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals page that you would be interested in working with a project dealing with Celts. The project is now active at the page linked to above. Thank you. John Carter (talk) 18:00, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Redirect of Talk:Ruins in the Gulf of Cambay[edit]

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Talk:Ruins in the Gulf of Cambay[edit]

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If you can fix this redirect to point to an existing Wikipedia page, please do so and remove the speedy deletion tag. However, please do not remove the speedy deletion tag unless you also fix the redirect. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Ha! (talk) 00:10, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Oxford Wikimania 2010 and Wikimedia UK v2.0 Notice[edit]


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Motto of the day[edit]

Hello, I notice you're using one of the {{motd}} templates, run by Wikipedia:Motto of the day. You may have noticed that some of the mottos recently have been followed by a date from 2006, or on occasion simply "Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". The reason for this is that Motto of the day is in some very serious need of help. Participation in the project, which has never been especially high, has dropped considerably over this past summer, to the point we have had several days where no motto was scheduled to appear at all. Over the past several weeks, I've been the only editor scheduling mottos at all, but there aren't enough comments on some of these mottos to justify their use. If we do not get some help - and soon - your daily mottos will stop. In order for us to continue updating these templates for you, we need your help.

When you get a chance between your normal editing, could you stop by our nominations page and leave a few comments on some of the mottos there, especially those that do not have any comments yet? This works very simply; you read a motto, decide whether or not you like it, and post your opinion just below the motto. That's it - no experience required, just an idea of what you personally like and what you feel reflects Wikipedia and its community. If you do have past experience with the project, then please close some of the older nominations once they've got a decent consensus going. There are directions on the nominations page on how to do this.

If you have any questions, please let me know, or post on the project's talk page. I'm looking forward to reading your comments on the suggested mottos, and any additional suggestions you'd like to make. Until then, happy editing! Hersfold (t/a/c) 02:08, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Happy New Year[edit]

Just dropped by to wish you all the best in the hope that you might see this. Haste ye back! Ben MacDui 14:39, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

St Andrews work[edit]

I have recently done a bit of work on the St Andrews article sorting out the info, references and adding new pictures (Town Kirk, Queen Mary's House and West Port). Can you have a little look at the article to see if my work has been enough to upgrade the status. Kilnburn (talk) 22:05, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Islandcopy[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Islandcopy has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. — This, that, and the other (talk) 05:52, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Highwaymen100.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading File:Highwaymen100.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of "file" pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Skier Dude2 (talk) 04:52, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Main page appearance[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the main editors of this article know that it will be appearing as the main page featured article on September 9, 2011. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/September 9, 2011. If you think it is necessary to change the main date, you can request it with the featured article directors Raul654 (talk · contribs) or his delegate Dabomb87 (talk · contribs), or at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions of the suggested formatting. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :D Thanks! Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 20:13, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland[edit]

I'm just dropping you a quick note about a new Wikipedian in Residence job that's opened up at the National Library of Scotland. There're more details at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Scotland#Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland. Richard Symonds (WMUK) (talk) 15:27, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Motto of the Day Help Request April 2014[edit]

Today's motto...

I get by with a little help from my friends

Nominate one today!

Motto of the Day (WP:MOTD) is in a state of emergency and really needs your help! There are not enough editors who are reviewing or nominating mottos at Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/In review, and this probably means that you will notice a red link or “This space for rent” as our mottos for the next weeks and months.

Please take a moment to review the nominations and nominate your own new mottos at Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/In review and Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/'Specials. Any help would be appreciated! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:13, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge[edit]

Hi, at Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge we're striving to bring about 10,000 article improvements and creations for the UK and Ireland and inspire others to create more content. In order to achieve this we need diversity of content, in all parts of the UK and Ireland on all topics. Eventually a regional contest will be held for all parts of the British Isles, like they were for Wales and the Wedt Country. We currently have just over 1900 articles and need contributors! If you think you'd be interested in collaborating on this and helping reach the target quicker, please sign up and begin listing your entries there as soon as possible! Thanks.♦ --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:40, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like Germany, Italy, the Benelux countries, Iberian Peninsula, Romania, Slovenia etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. If you would like to see masses of articles being improved for Europe and your specialist country like Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon, sign up today and once the challenge starts a contest can be organized. This is a way we can target every country of Europe, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant and also sign under any country sub challenge on the page that you might contribute to! Thank you. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 10:01, 6 November 2016 (UTC)