User talk:Major Bloodnok

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Hello, Major Bloodnok, 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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You helped choose Microorganism as this week's WP:AID winner[edit]

Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
This week Microorganism was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help.

Davodd 03:15, 8 October 2006 (UTC)


Hi. What do you actually know of music theory? Some of your copyedits to the fugue article have been good - but others have been seriously detrimental - some of the terminology is now flagrantly misused, and renders the information misleading. You're just undoing hard work! Matt.kaner 16:24, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Hey that's cool. What I think needs really serious work is the history section - it's so incoherent! Matt.kaner 22:25, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Epsom College main building and lawn.jpg[edit]

Image Copyright problem

Thank you for uploading Image:Epsom College main building and lawn.jpg. However, it currently is missing information on its copyright status. Wikipedia takes copyright very seriously. It may be deleted soon, unless we can determine the license and the source of the image. If you know this information, then you can add a copyright tag to the image description page.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them at the media copyright questions page. Thanks again for your cooperation. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI 10:54, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Your comment[edit]

Hi major. Thanks for your comment here. The information that you are confused about came from here on page 444. If you can make better sense of it in its original form, please feel free to revise the Subpersonality article accordingly. Thanks. Bebestbe (talk) 16:42, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Re: Bethena review[edit]

Yeah it looks good; feel free to submit it to WP:GAN for a formal review. Gary King (talk) 19:00, 23 July 2009 (UTC)


Hi there. The above article has been reviewed at GAN. Let me know if you have any queries. Regards, hamiltonstone (talk) 03:30, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Featured sound nom[edit]

Thanks for nominating a sound at featured sound! I hope you don't mind, but I refactored your nomination slightly. You hadn't filled out the 'reasons for nominating', but had expounded in your support, so I moved it up. Feel free to change it at all if need be. Also, I commented on the sound. Jujutacular T · C 18:42, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

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Thanks for creating and working on this article. I have added a Thanks section to the article's Talk page. Thanks also for naming yourself after a delightful character in my favorite British comedy radio show. David Spector 04:27, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Scott Joplin[edit]

In contexts where the article talks about his family, we should refer to him as "Scott" or "Scott Joplin" to distinguish him from other family members, especially Giles. Would you mind reverting those two changes? --Stepheng3 (talk) 16:33, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for taking the issue to the article's talkpage. --Stepheng3 (talk) 00:48, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

A new Featured Sound[edit]

Your Featured sound candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured sound status, File:Pleasant Moments Piano Roll.ogg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another sound, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. BencherliteTalk 09:26, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Congratulations! Hope the wait was worth it... BencherliteTalk 09:26, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Featured Sound Candidates discussion[edit]

As someone who has nominated or commented on one of the current candidates, a couple of which are getting very old, you are invited to comment at this discussion to see if we can tidy up the FSC page before Christmas (and / or one or more of the nominations). Thank you. BencherliteTalk 19:10, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Another new Featured Sound[edit]

Your Featured sound candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured sound status, File:Maple Leaf Rag - played by Scott Joplin 1916 sample.ogg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another sound, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. BencherliteTalk 01:18, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Congratulations once again! BencherliteTalk 01:18, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates/Grace and Beauty[edit]

Just wanted to note that an alt has been added to the nomination. Thanks. Jujutacular talk 18:38, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank You![edit]

Treble Clef Barnstar.png The Featured Sound Main Page Proposal Voter Barnstar
I was truly humbled by the overwhelming community support for the recent proposal to place featured sounds on the main page. The proposal closed on Tuesday with 57 people in support and only 2 in opposition.

It should take a few weeks for everything to get coded and tested, and once that is done the community will be presented with a mock up to assess on aesthetic appeal.

Finally, I invite all of you to participate in the featured sounds process itself. Whether you're a performer, an uploader, or just come across a sound file you find top quality, and that meets the featured sound criteria, you can nominate it at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Featured sounds is also looking for people to help assess candidates (also at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates.)

Thanks again for such a strong showing of support, and I hope to see you at featured sounds in the future.
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New version notice[edit]

See new file at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates/Address Before a Joint Session of Congress (February 24, 2009) Barack Obama (video).--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 04:29, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Switched to video[edit]

I switched to video at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates/State of the Union Address (January 27, 2010) Barack Obama.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 07:39, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Featured Sounds needs you[edit]

Featured sounds was booming with activity in the March/April period, ideally that should be all the time. FS has been a battleground at times, however, it is my hope that that is in the past. I ask you all to reconsider your positions and set aside the differences you may have had with other participants for the good of the project and encyclopedia. Don't let FS become like VP, it is a path that a featured process should traverse. You were sent this message because you are listed at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates/Contributors or have been a past contributor.

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of Featured sound candidates at 09:34, 16 May 2011 (UTC).

Sound Forge[edit]

Is there a freeware version of Sound Forge that I can use to eliminate the clicking?--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 21:00, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

FSC vote[edit]

Did you just support Monaco or Support All?--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 19:39, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for considering my noms. We need some more voters. Where is everybody?--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 21:03, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
Fortunately the FSC process is accomodating to fluctuating levels of availability. Some processes you have a week or 10 days and it is done. Here they give the reviewers time to track down sheet music and take time to evaluate everything. Eventually, people will come by and make some decisions.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 07:42, 29 May 2011 (UTC)


A sound file created by you has been promoted to featured sound status.
Your recording, Image:20091104 Awadagin Pratt - Scriabin, Étude Op. 8 No. 12 edit1.ogg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate a sound file, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Guerillero | My Talk 04:44, 28 May 2011 (UTC)


A sound file created by you has been promoted to featured sound status.
Your recording, Image:20091104 Sharon Isbin - Enrique Granados, Spanish Dance number 5 of 12, 1890 edit 1.ogg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate a sound file, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Guerillero | My Talk 04:10, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
For your restoration --Guerillero | My Talk 04:10, 31 May 2011 (UTC)


A sound file created by you has been promoted to featured sound status.
Your recording, Image:20091104_Joshua_Bell,_Awadagin_Pratt,_and_Alisa_Weilerstein_-_Mendelssohn's_Piano_Trio_No._1_in_D_minor,_Op._49_-_4._Finale,_Allegro_assai_appassionato.theora.ogv, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate a sound file, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Guerillero | My Talk 20:48, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your great restorations --Guerillero | My Talk 20:48, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Epsom College Photo[edit]

Hi, I am enquiring about a picture you added to the Epsom College Wikipedia page (looking up at the main tower from below). I am a student here at Epsom College, and I am designing a new cover for the Offical Prep diary's next year. I have included your picture in my design, but have not yet published it since I was aware of some type of Copyright. I am aware that it is probably not as simply as me just asking you, but is this alright? I will gladly send you a copy of the design if you require one. (talk) 18:35, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Since your active right now[edit]

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is Featured Sounds Process. Thank you. --Guerillero | My Talk 02:58, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Amazing Grace file usage[edit]

Since you voted at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates/Three versions of Amazing Grace, I was hoping you would comment at Wikipedia_talk:Featured_sound_candidates#Message_on_behalf_of_TonyTheTiger.C2.A0.28talk.C2.A0.C2.B7_contribs.29.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 00:48, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

I am a bit bewildered by your response. You rambled quite a bit and I see no opinion on whether you feel the files I raised an issue about would be well-suited to the article. However, you gave what appears to be a pro-WP:OWNership statement "I think an FS should be used to enhance WP, and that the sound recordings should be used to give added value to an article in collaboration with the editors who have worked on the article in question already." If I am interpreting the statement correctly, it means that when an editor spends a lot of time on an article the does sort of OWN it in the sense that rather than considering what is best for the article we actually consider their preferences. Am I reading this correctly that the preferences of people who spend time on an article are more important in this regard.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 08:06, 2 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for clarifying. As I understand it, you basically feel that extensive involvement in an article is often associated with topical expertise and newly involved editors should not make lightly-considered changes to well-conceived pages such as FAs. I also gather that you consider yourself not qualified/interested enough in the specific song and files at issue to state an opinion on whether the files at issue should be included as I suggest. Basically, I consider you neutral out of deference to a likely topical expert. I hope to get some opinions one way or another from other audiophiles, but I understand. I also agree that the author knows more about the article subject than most. However, this remains the only time in my use of over 200 sound files that I have contributed to Wikipedia where I continue to disagree with other editors on the inclusion of a file. Thus, I remain hopeful that someone at FSC is enough of an expert to provide an opinion one way or another.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 13:59, 2 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. Can you post my last reply above at FSC so that people might be clearer on what I am looking for. You may want to add your reply on my talk page there as well.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 23:02, 4 August 2011 (UTC)


Check your e-mail - Anon.

Your GA nomination of Scott Joplin[edit]

The article Scott Joplin you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol unsupport vote.svg; see Talk:Scott Joplin for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. Jezhotwells (talk) 20:09, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

List of compositions by Scott Joplin[edit]

Hi, I see that you are rewriting List of compositions by Scott Joplin. However, I have made a bunch of edits on the article that I feel are improvements, such as improving the sortability of the table. Also, I disagree with creating a separate table for lost works, as we can make all of the lost works appear next to each other when the notes column of the table is sorted. I think it is best to consolidate things in one table when possible.Hoops gza (talk) 00:03, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Maple Leaf Rag[edit]

Thank you for checking my work. —Stepheng3 (talk) 22:01, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!


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Hey Major, is it time to get FS going again? – Sir Lionel, EG(talk) 06:29, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Notice of discussiont to revamp WP:FS[edit]

As a formerly active discussant at WT:FSC, I would like to call your attention to Wikipedia talk:Featured sound candidates#Proposal to revamp FS.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 18:09, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Infobox Tin Pan Alley[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Infobox Tin Pan Alley has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 23:13, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Listed companies[edit]

Hi - I notice you had tagged a couple of listed companies. Please note that WP:LISTED refers to "the very high likelihood that a publicly traded company is actually notable according to the primary criterion". In any case the speedy deletion criteria should not be used in such circumstances. Thanks. Dormskirk (talk) 12:14, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:20, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Help decide the future of Wikimania[edit]

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The Wikimedia Foundation is currently running a consultation on the value and planning process of Wikimania, and is open until 18 January 2016. The goals are to (1) build a shared understanding of the value of Wikimania to help guide conference planning and evaluation, and (2) gather broad community input on what new form(s) Wikimania could take (starting in 2018).

After reviewing the consultation, we'd like to hear your feedback on on this survey.

In addition, feel free to share any personal experiences you have had at at a Wikimedia movement conference, including Wikimania. We plan to compile and share back outcomes from this consultation in February.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF) (talk), from Community Resources 23:46, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Towards a New Wikimania results[edit]

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Last December, I invited you to share your views on the value of Wikimedia conferences and the planning process of Wikimania. We have completed analysis of these results and have prepared this report summarizing your feedback and important changes for Wikimania starting in 2018 as an experiment. Feedback and comments are welcome at the discussion page. Thank you so much for your participation. I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, 22:47, 8 February 2016 (UTC)