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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Aprod-t.png[edit]

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Green tickY — done  — MapsMan talk | cont ] — 19:23, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Eiffel Tower Photo[edit]

Why move the photo that my father took right after the end of World War II? It's a photo of historic significance that I took the time to upload, and not one simply taken from some website. Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation is a repository of photographs of historical significance. This picture has been on Wikipedia for much longer than you've been editing. Please, move another photo. Thanks, Googie man (talk) 20:17, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Green tickY - replied on user talk page.  — MapsMan talk | cont ] — 21:50, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
MapsMan, thank you very much for your response. I can certainly see your points, and agree completely that many articles, including the one on the Eiffel Tower, are getting a little unruly with images. It's really not a vanity issue, trust me - my father just happened to take a really beautiful, artful photograph. Thank you for leaving it where it is. Best regards, Googie man (talk) 22:35, 6 January 2008 (UTC)


Disputed fair use rationale for Image:ClamAbuse StopThinking.jpg[edit]

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Green tickY  — MapsMan talk | cont ] — 21:52, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Darlingtoncoatofarms.jpg[edit]

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Green tickY  — MapsMan talk | cont ] — 21:54, 13 February 2008 (UTC)


Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Darlingtoncoatofarms.jpg[edit]

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Green tickY  — MapsMan talk | cont ] — 21:03, 25 February 2008 (UTC)


Disputed fair use rationale for Image:OV Chipkaart.jpg[edit]

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Editor Assistance Request by Ian Snowball[edit]

Hi there,

I thought it best to inform you that Ian Snowball requested that your edits be looked into as he seems to think you are harassing him. I've looked into both of your edit histories and also your discussions on his talk page and found no harassment. If you'd like to join in the discussion - as a way of putting forward your point of view - then it is located here [1], although I don't think it's necessary if you feel you'd rather not get involved. I'm hoping that Ian will read my response and agree with it and then the whole matter can be resolved.

Howie 06:11, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi again, could you please add your support to Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Ian Snowball as Ian Snowball's behavior includes him calling both you and I anti-disabled people, and also accusing you of harassment; whilst he has created an edit war and continually reverts edits and adds non-factual info. Many thanks. Howie 16:20, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
Green tickY – comment provided.

Inaccurate and conflicting information[edit]

Dear Mapsman,
Your last edit of Primrose Hill ry sta was
to delete the para that the line thru PH was used to get to Wldn J when the track thru S Hmpd etc had been closed and
to delete a comment about a possible future development.
Which of those was inaccurate and which conflicted with what?
When the tunnel was closed for overhead electric installation NLL trains did run from Camden Rd to Wldn Jn LL. Table 58 of the BR Jan-June 1996 timetable confirms that my trips were real and not hallucinogenic. 90% of WP is written without references, and many future dreams get woven into the text but short of a bot to label every article "Unsourced. Delete!" and then saving only what editors chose to rescue what's to be done?--SilasW (talk) 16:27, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
Green tickY – replied on talk page

Message received. I now see my ambiguity.--SilasW (talk) 19:14, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

RE Primary destinations[edit]

Hello. I wanted to ask what the exact definition is of a pd. such as Frome, Somerset is and Crowborough, East Sussex isnt but they are a similar size and only one primary route goes anywhere near them? Blackwave...... (talk) 20:52, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Green tickY – replied on talk page

A148 road/A149 road[edit]

Flexibility! Is the key word here? In the past when I have got into discussions about this particular page, there has been very little of that. I apologies if you think that I’m getting at you, but many of the editors involved in UK Roads Project are completely inflexible and in some cases dame right arrogant. I just don’t see the point in slapping tags on pages and then not doing anything constructive about putting right what “in there OPINION is a bad article. The essay like tag has been on and of that page for more than a year now!. I have removed it on occasions but other editors also have. I have no doubt that the UK Roads Project will get around to ripping the page to its bare bones at one stage or other. I just don’t agree with there sterile outlook of road descriptions. In the past when I have tried to get into some sort of debate with members of the project it has been a complete waste of my time! They have there views and no one else’s count. Stavros1 (talk) 18:56, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Further More
Is it necessary that you have to cry off to other editors (Regan123) to enforce your views. I repute the allegations you make of me of being possessive of these articles (being from Norfolk) and immature with his "don't agree with your opinion so I'll ignore it" attitude. I have got into pointless discussions before and why do you think I should be given a wp:3rr. If you check the history I have reverted twice as have you!. It was initially removed by another editor!. Your need for back up is just the reason you did not get a response from me. I’v been down this ROAD before, and as it makes you angry!, you Know how it has got to me in the past.Stavros1 (talk) 19:24, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
Green tickY – replied on talk page

A149 road[edit]

Hello MapsMan

I appreciate your comments and welcome any contributions to the discussions. I am pleased that you have made positive criticisms of the article rather than just say that it is all wrong as some editors have done in the past. I have absolutely no problem in the article being revamped as you suggested. When I created the article it was my first attempt at contributing to an article on a road. The article has not been altered vastly by anyone in particular. But all the same it did initially come under huge criticism from some editors in the project. This would have been fine by me, But! Criticisms where never backed up by any actions and in some point felt like I was being ordered. i.e. you must do this! Or that information is wrong! With out any explanation why it was wrong. One editor even made the accusation that the A149 was built on an old railway track bed and was not even worth the effort of writing about, a view that was never backed up or replied to when I pointed out the error in there information. I am not attached to the page and would welcome any positive contributions to make the page as good as we all can make it. Thanks!Stavros1 (talk) 21:02, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Green tickY – replied on talk page.

Trolleybus[edit]

Can you please add some information in the article for the Poland section instead a simple wikilink? Otolemur crassicaudatus (talk) 11:15, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Green tickY – replied on talk page  — MapsMan talk | cont ] — 11:19, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Park Republika Srpska[edit]

Hello. Thank you. First report I've seen was from the city officials (ref. 2 in the article), saying that the park is between Gazela and Old Railway Bridge. That sounded strange because that area is occupied by the notorious slum of Kartonsko naselje and city can't wait to displace the locals because the land will be one of the most expensive in Belgrade. Creating such a park there made no sense. Few days before I wrote the article I was, accidentally, crossing Gazela so I tried to see if really there is a park in that location...and it wasn't. I guess I was looking to the wrong side :o) Then I've found a report saying it was on the other side, between Gazela and Old Sava Bridge. So your location is OK. I like to walk in that area, along Sava bank, so when I go there I will see exactly which part of this section it occupies.

I have a question for you. I am trying to find someone who's native language is English to help me edit my future articles. I am mostly into geography and history. To see some of my work, I've wrote most of stuff on List of Belgrade neighborhoods, created Rivers of Serbia and Lakes of Serbia (which I am planning to develope soon). If you are not interested maybe you could recommend me someone else. If not, it's ok, no hard feelings :o) Greetings PajaBG (talk) 18:00, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Green tickY – replied on talk page.

Thanks. Until I write something new, when you have free time, you might check the latest I posted: Muhar, Zaovine Lake, Skadarlija, Zasavica (bog)...Do you prefer some other view of communication, e-mail, msn? Thanks again. PajaBG (talk) 19:16, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Green tickY – replied on talk page. 13:17, Thursday October 19 2017 (UTC)

User:Ian Snowball[edit]

Hi MapsMan. Thanks for letting me know, but I already knew of this discussion. I agree he may have good intentions somewhere, but his recent edits using User:86.138.137.197 suggest otherwise... Craigy (talk) 23:17, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Serbian articles[edit]

Thank you very much, hope it wasn't much of a mess. I won't be adding much of a new stuff...for now (at least, I don't plan to) so I won't bug you much...for now :o) I do have a question: exactly for which parts of Zaovine Lake and Skadarlija you think additional citations are needed? Almost everything is from the already cited sources, I just didn't insert it in every line taken from it. For Muhar, I know it doesn't have much sources to work on, but I will try to find something. Thanks again PajaBG (talk) 19:15, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Just wanted to tell you I've visited Park Republika Srpska. Trees are still young, though. It is located just south-west of the point you marked on the map [2], where those three white circles can be seen. They are central part of it. PajaBG (talk) 01:44, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Re:A10 road/Sandbox[edit]

The content itself wasn't deleted, it was moved to Talk:A10 road/Sandbox. I just deleted the redirect to the talk page. ... discospinster talk 20:01, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

August Metro[edit]

Simply south (talk) 19:25, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

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

Hi,

As a regularly contributing UK Wikipedian, we were wondering if you wanted to contribute to the Oxford bid to host the 2010 Wikimania conference. Please see here for details of how to get involved, we need all the help we can get if we are to put in a compelling bid.

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We look forward to hearing from you soon, and we send our apologies for this automated intrusion onto your talk page!

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Cheers[edit]

Cheers...--ChocChipCookie (talk) 15:52, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

AWB[edit]

alwaystouchout.com[edit]

Hi MapsMan, are you able to add an "indication of importance" to the alwaystouchout.com article? Or it could be deleted under A7. Marasmusine (talk) 12:06, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

You need to "just give a reasonable indication of why it might be notable." (WP:WEB is probably a good guideline for that.) Marasmusine (talk) 12:42, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
I have moved it to User:mapsMan/alwaystouchout.com so you can work on it. Marasmusine (talk) 13:50, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Minor Edits[edit]

Information.svg Please remember to mark your edits, such as your recent edits to London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, as minor if (and only if) they genuinely are minor edits (see Help:Minor edit). Marking a major change as a minor one is considered poor etiquette. The rule of thumb is that only an edit that consists solely of spelling corrections, formatting changes, or rearranging of text without modifying content should be flagged as a 'minor edit.' Thank you. Olana North (talk) 13:11, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

I notice that you have been making a lot of minor edits using AWB recently. please could I ask that you tick the "minor edits" box as it makes it easier for other editors to review changes. By not marking minor edits, other editors (myself included) waste time reviewing edits that we would normally have screened or filtered. This is the reason for the warning being issued above. Olana North (talk) 13:11, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

As the user a couple of posts above notes, can you please stop using AWB to make pointless edits like this. I really don't want to disable your automated tools access, but if you carry on ignoring the rules of use, I will do so. – iridescent 19:10, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

September\October Metro[edit]

Simply south (talk) 13:37, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

New Year Met[edit]

. Simply south not SS, sorry 17:26, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with File:OV Chipkaart.jpg[edit]

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Green tickY      Sorted!  — MapsMan talk | cont ] — 23:27, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Feb metro![edit]

Simply south not SS, sorry 14:43, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

April Metro[edit]

Simply south (talk) 11:34, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

MapsMan I need your help[edit]

Regarding article rescue - I think that there may be an article in peril, and I am so new to Wikipedia as to be virtually powerless to help.

I was doing a research project on ancient/historic trade through Afghanistan and Central Asia in general, and jumped online to look at some pictures of Caspian tigers - In the course of which I checked out Wikipedia. I found that some gross changes had been made to the tiger pages that are threatening to sweep away the Caspian tiger's place on Wikipedia. I joined Wikipedia thinking that I could help, but with zero experience as a contributor/editor - I have been wandering around for days now (countless hours) trying to find a place to run up a flag of distress. The articles in question are linked to multiple concerns - WikiProject Cats, WikiProject Afghanistan, WikiProject China, WikiProject Extinction, etc. I went to these portals, but could find nowhere to communicate my alarm. I desperately need to find someone to help. I found your name by burrowing into WikiProject Afghanistan where someone had invited you to join the "Article Rescue Squadron"; Can you help?


Here's the situation - It so happens that very recent DNA research (pub. January 2009) indicates that the Caspian tiger (Panthera tigris virgata) and the Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris Altaica) are so closely related that they are for all intents and purposes - one and the same; that they once had a contiguous range that spanned from modern Turkey through Armenia, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Northern China, and into southeastern Russia. Apparently it was only in the past 200 hundred years that the Caspian tiger and the Siberian tiger were separated by human pressures, and only recently (1950's) that the Caspian tigers in the Western ranges were entirely eliminated. The Siberian tiger is now basically the last remnant. These wide ranging tigers kept mostly to the fertile riversides and alluvial marshes and were part of the rich history of these regions since man began to trade along the same routes as the tiger's range. These are the same tigers that are depicted in numerous stone reliefs, sculptures, tapestries, miniature paintings, and prose, the same tigers that were encountered by caravan drivers, traders, emissaries, and religious travelers for thousands of years - and in Wikipedia there are serious threats to remove their page with editors beginning to regulate them to a status below that which they deserve.

It must be noted that when scientifically classifying animals there is only one rank below the classification "species" (tigers in this case); below species there is only "subspecies." At times more than one person describes an animal and submits a name for it. This used to be common, and was due to distance, communication, and honest mistakes. In this case, the inaccuracies of early classification attempts has been revealed with the aid of DNA. Two persons, at different times, submitted a name for the same subspecies. The international governing body for animal classification, the ICZN, has a rule by which the first description always takes precedence (unless by a rare special ruling). Thus there can only be one subspecies. In this case the Caspian tiger (P. t. virgata) was described in 1815 by Illiger, and the Siberian tiger (P. t. altaica) years later by Temminck in 1844. Thus, the Caspian tiger becomes the official subspecies and the Siberian becomes what is known as a synonym, or a local common name. Most tigers have several synonyms. Synonyms are not an official scientific classification.

Prior to this latest published DNA analysis there were nine subspecies, including both the Caspian and the Siberian. Three were listed as extinct, including the Caspian. Apparently someone upon reading this recent study saw that both subspecies were in fact the same - but did not understand the ICZN rules, and have taken it upon themselves to cannibalize the Caspian tiger page and drag much of it's contents over to the Siberian tiger page, changing references throughout both articles to erroneously indicate that the Caspian is a synonym of the subspecies Siberian. Further the main Tiger page, which is semi-protected due to people having editing wars over minor (irrelevant) content, now lists the Caspian as a synonym of the Siberian - which by all rights is now not even a subspecies. There is a posted suggestion that the remainder of the Caspian page be merged with the Siberian page.

I need to find somebody who knows Wikipedia, who knows how to form an editing group, who knows how to inform the greater Wiki-world of a project, who knows how to make the changes needed, and who knows how to protect the pages once they have been changed. I am so very new to this you wouldn't believe it, but I can already tell from reading the tiger discussion pages (and some of the minutia that they argue over) that there will probably be need for cooperation and for page protections.

I see two options -

1.) Stick with previous knowledge, with both the Caspian and Siberian listed as subspecies - fixing all three related pages with a small note referencing the new DNA study; repairing the Caspian page and bolstering it with fresh copy and plenty of new references.

2.) Apply the new up to date understanding of the DNA relationships with the Caspian listed as the subspecies and the Siberian as it's synonym - fixing all three related pages; repairing the Caspian page and bolstering it with fresh copy and plenty of new references.

It is definitely not acceptable for things to remain as they are.


I have made my basic argument, and have even prepared a list of changes that need to be made (for all three relevant tiger pages); these are posted on the discussion page for the article - "Tiger." I posted a tag in the hopes that somebody would come by and see the need to help - but got an "X" - I can't seem to find an interested party.

I need someone with Wiki-experience and Wiki-clout; please help - please write back.


Regarding my contribution - I'm a fine graphic artist and an avid reader. When I was a small child I used to read the dictionary for fun. My most prized possession is a complete set of 1950's era Encyclopedia Britannia. I love Wikipedia (and I love maps by the way). But, even with my extensive computer design/graphics background I am completely lost in this huge Wiki-maze; it's just nuts. If you can help, or can find somebody to help, rescue the Caspian tiger page and retrieve accuracy within the related tiger pages. I promise that I will try my best to learn Wiki-editing and will contribute in the future to saving other articles (Altalaya (talk) 05:24, 1 May 2009 (UTC)).

May Metro[edit]

As Simply South is busy, I've stepped in for this one; this is my first time, so feel free to fix any mistakes or let me know of anything I've missed. – iridescent 18:09, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

June Metro[edit]

I've decided to fill in the empty job vacancy for the Metro for this month, feel free to correct any mistakes or add any missing information. Cheers! Crest of London (T|C|A) 22:35, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

July Metro[edit]

Oliver Fury, Esq. message • contributions 21:09, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

The Metropolitan - Issue 16[edit]

--DavidCane (talk) 00:48, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

September Metro[edit]

Simply south (talk) 20:20, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Disputed non-free use rationale for File:Aprod-t.png[edit]

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