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Thumbnails in infobox[edit]

Teehee, I've been keeping an eye on Category:Pages using infoboxes with thumbnail images too. Glad to know I'm not alone. -BRAINULATOR9 (TALK) 16:03, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

Infobox University parameters...[edit]

Looks like you have fun fixing the entries in that category as well. :)Naraht (talk) 13:36, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Thanks for reviewing Brush Creek Academy, MB.

John from Idegon has gone over this page again and marked it as unpatrolled. Their note is:

Not sure who is getting this, but I unreviewed it when I prodd'd it. UPE, and IMO, this is more a treatment facility and less a school. Therefore it must meet WP:CORP, and it doesn't come close. They gotta educate the kiddos, cause the place is a lockdown.

Please contact John from Idegon for any further query. Thanks.

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John from Idegon (talk) 23:22, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

John from Idegon, I am the one getting your message. I am sure I didn't intentionally review this article. I did some minor cleanup, but unless something I did automatically marked is as patrolled, then it must have been a mis-click I didn't notice. As I recall, there are several other very similar articles created by the same editor. If you haven't found those, check the edit history of the creator of this one. MB 03:05, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
I did...and I didn't mean to come off sounding snotty. I've never that I know of used that button. He's indeff'd. Virtually all his articles have been deleted or are headed that way fast. The only worthy one has been cleaned up into a decent stub. John from Idegon (talk) 04:39, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
John from Idegon, I didn't think you sounded snotty at all. MB 12:36, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Pentney Hoard infobox image[edit]

Hi MB

I wanted the infobox image to be larger so that it would be easier for readers to view. If this is a strict guideline, why hasn't there been a reduction in size of other infobox images? Fuller Brooch, Strickland Brooch, for example. I don't understand why the Pentney Hoard image is being reduced, when other article images aren't. MauraWen (talk) 13:12, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

MauraWen, infobox images should normally be displayed at the default size for the infobox. The size parameter is usually used for images with a small original resolution that need to be enlarged to display at the normal size of the infobox. Making the infobox larger crowds out the text, which is the primary part of the article. If a reader want to get a better view of the image, all they have to do is click on it. MB 13:25, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
MB Thanks for answering my question. I appreciate your edits on the hoard; the changes make the article better. I have a question. I like the new display of the four brooches. I have an image of the third non-identical brooch. I can get an image of the fourth from the British Museum. Do you think it would be a good idea to have all four brooches of the non-identical pairs displayed for comparison? And if so, what would be the best way label each brooch in a pair? thnx MauraWen (talk) 13:38, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
MauraWen, I'm not very knowledgeable on the subject, so you will have to decide if adding two more images are sufficiently useful to a reader. If you add them, you could try to explain which are the pairs in the captions. If that seems too wordy, another simple method is labeling with a sub-section header. A more complicated option that may give better results may be using a table. MB 14:11, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

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Wilkin & Sons[edit]

Hi MB!, Just to let you know I cleared your citation style template, spent an hour trying to figure out what the editor was trying to achieve ~ and I added a primary source template ~ it looks better and at least its not so confusing ~ by the way nice to meet you ~ Mitchellhobbs (talk) 01:08, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

rmv ELs in text per MOS[edit]

Hello, I see that you removed several of my ELs in Suzy Williams at 18:30, 18 June 2019, and I'm trying to understand how I need to fix them so that they could hopefully be restored. Could you kindly direct me to where in the MOS to look what I need to do, maybe also give me some hints on how to do it? I took a look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Linking , but I'm fairly new at this and have no idea what to do!

Or possibly I'm going at the task of including videos all wrong, and must upload the videos instead? --Dr.bobbs (talk) 01:41, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Dr.bobbs, You are talking about "external links", links to places outside WP or it's related projects. In the MOS on linking, there is an "external links" section, and at the top it says the "main article" is WP:External links. That is what you want to look at. Basically, external links, that meet the criteria for inclusion, go in a separate section at the end of the article and are not embedded within the text of an article. MB 04:01, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Thank you so much for the explanation! I will move all those links to a separate section at the end. --Dr.bobbs (talk) 14:13, 20 June 2019 (UTC)