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Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 2000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

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I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:


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Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)

Instrumental songs in song lists[edit]

I noticed that you re-added the song "New Orleans Instrumental No.1" by R.E.M. to the List of songs whose title includes geographical names. I have once again removed it, as discussed in my December 18, 2004 update of "Major article reorganization" on the talk page, because it has been the general practice of these song lists (at least the ones I've been monitoring) to not include instrumental songs, on the basis that there is no singing. You may not agree with this; I myself am not sure this is necessarily the best practice. However, it is the accepted practice. If you wish to bring it up as a policy that should be changed, please post a new topic to the talk page so it can be discussed further by the users of this list. Thank you for your cooperation. — Jeff Q 07:09, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Internet vs. internet[edit]

Excellent work on the James Bond 21 article earlier today. However, Internet is supposed to be capitalized, especially when used in the context of "the Internet" since there is only one. If you check the Internet article, there is a rationale given for this in the introduction (it's also capitalized in the Oxford dictionary). Cheers! 23skidoo 18:02, 30 Jan 2005 (UTC)

What's with all the articles on these Welsh rocks? Do they have any kind of significance? Roughly how large are they? Everyking 13:37, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Well, I don't have any problem with the articles provided there is something to actually say about these rocks, besides where they are and the fact that they are rocks. If not, it would probably be better to merge them into one article, maybe in a list format. Everyking 14:22, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Edit summary[edit]

Hello. Please remember to always provide an edit summary. Thanks and happy edits. Alphax τεχ 13:35, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Edits--good job[edit]

Wow--someone who uses "comprises" correctly! :-) [1] Elf | Talk 21:59, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

Wow! Someone who knows how to use "unique"! (Tulsa) Thanks for your diligence. Danlovejoy 17:50, 3 August 2005 (UTC)

Enlisted jobs copyvio...[edit]

I noticed you did a little cleanup of this article. A google test(pick a random phrase, search in quotes on google) quickly identifies it as a copyvio. If you check for copyvios before cleaning up a page, it will save you from wasted work. Thanks for all your contributions to Wikipedia! JesseW 22:09, 5 August 2005 (UTC)

C&C "Mammoth Tank" page[edit]

I dont know if you´re the original creator of the article, so maybe I am not asking at the right place, but does that long story fall under canon or fanon? If it´s the latter, maybe it should be placed under a subcategory of "Attempts to link the storylines in the Tiberian and Red Alert game series"


WikiThanks.png Thank you for your contribution at Pune.
Please keep it up!!! - P R A D E E P Somani (talk)
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Minor Barnstar[edit]

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I hereby award this Minor Barnstar to Martpol. Minor edits are often-overlooked, but essential, contributions to the Wikipedia. This Minor Barnstar is awarded for making many minor edits of the utmost quality. It does not imply that major contributions have not been made as well. (KC)
Chris the speller 19:33, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

Italics on poker players' nicknames[edit]

Hi there, I noticed that you removed the italics from "Action" in Dan Harrington's entry. I'm trying to be consistant amongst the articles. Amongst the articles that do have italicised nicknames are: Greg Raymer, Marcel Lüske, John Cernuto, Dave Colclough, Antonio Esfandiari, Paul Darden, Hoyt Corkins, Paul Clark, Todd Brunson, Farzad Bonyadi, Jim Meehan, Paul Magriel, Tony Ma, Chip Jett, Kenna James, Bobby Hoff, John Hennigan, Phil Gordon, David Pham, Adam Richardson, Nick Schulman, Isabelle Mercier, Evelyn Ng, Martin De Knijff, Lucy Rokach, Willie Tann, Simon Trumper, Steve Vladar, Ben Roberts, Xuyen Pham, John Kabbaj, Gary Jones, Malcolm Harwood, Peter Evans, Harry Demetriou, Peter Costa, Carlo Citrone, Neil Channing, Garry Bush, Tony Bloom and Bruce Atkinson. In other words, there are far more names that are italicised than there are that are not. Why exactly do you feel they should not be italicised? In order to be consistant across all the articles, it's far more work to de-italicise than to italicise. Essexmutant 14:17, 9 January 2006 (UTC)


I've added a section in the Typo page that may interest you. It's about using Autowikibrowser to fix typos quickly and it's semi-automated. You should look into it, considering you make a ton of typo fixes, unless you're using a tool of your own. Let me know if you have questions. Gflores Talk 17:08, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

Image:Patio small.JPG listed for deletion[edit]

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The JPS 15:22, 4 April 2006 (UTC)


If you going to be doing a lot of edits related to area codes you should know that this edit you made to 204 was incorrect, as you can see from Area code 204, the area code 204 is not a U.S. area code. Cheers. Qutezuce 21:39, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome.[edit]

Thanks for the work on Celebrity appearances in Doctor Who - saved me from doing it...Martpol 12:27, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Not a problem — glad to be of service. —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 15:04, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Tau edits[edit]

Hi. Thanks for your edits to Tau (Warhammer 40,000). It's probably worth noting there's a proposed rewrite at User:Saberwyn/Saberwyn's Tau Article, which may be moved over the current article in the near future. Just don't want you to waste your time on something may not be around for too much longer! Cheers --Pak21 19:54, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Justification article[edit]


I noticed that you appeared in the edit history of the justification (theology) article. I recently made major changes to the article in an effort to move it to NPOV. If you have any suggestions for improvement (style, content, whatever), please leave a comment on the talk page for that article. The goal is to get the article to the point that the POV and cleanup templates can be removed.

Thanks, --jrcagle 20:12, 3 May 2006 (UTC)


Hi there. I noticed you amended a date on The Idiot's Lantern from 27 May to May 27. The reason for wikilinking the date is so that user preferences (as set in the my preferences menu) take effect. If you prefer to see the date in a particular format you can set it in your preferences. There is no standard format on Wikipedia beyond ensuring that date-month pairings are wikified in order for these preferences to work. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Dates containing a month and a day for more info. Cheers. —Whouk (talk) 08:29, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Proposed Georgia Move[edit]

As a past participant in the discussion on how to handle the Georgia pages, I thought you might be interested to know that there's a new attempt to reach consensus on the matter being addressed at Talk:Georgia (country)#Requested_Move_-_July_2006. Please come by and share your thoughts to help form a consensus. --Vengeful Cynic 03:38, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

In Bed with Medinner (series 2)[edit]

I know you had some involvement with this list, which I came across as part of Wikipedia:WikiProject Red Link Recovery. I wondered if you could confirm that the redlink to Gary Newman in Programme Three should actually be to Gary Numan? Many thanks, TheGrappler 22:07, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Talk:The Real World: San Francisco[edit]

Hi. It seems we have a possible edit war on the The Real World: San Francisco article. If you could respond to the post I made on its talk page, it would be appreciated. Nightscream Nightscream 05:00, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

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Peace Mala[edit]

Regarding your involvement with CEWC-Cymru, you may wish to add a section regarding this on the Peace Mala or Pam Evans pages perchance?. ~Alosel~ | (Talk) 22:05, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Image:Patio medium.JPG[edit]

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Please feel free to contact me on my talk page or leave a message at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions with any questions you may have. Thank you. Aksibot 07:18, 3 June 2007 (UTC)


Dear Martpol, when you create a new article, please consider adding verifiable sources (that pass muster according to WP:N)--plenty of sources for Cocodirect were easily found. Thank you. Drmies (talk) 17:43, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Fair enough... but do note that I created that article 4 years ago, when pretty much a newbie, and since then I have focused almost entirely on editing! Martpol (talk) 18:47, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Château Impney[edit]

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AfD nomination of Zafira (person)[edit]

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Please, Chant Hare Krishna without offences at least once, See: Chaitanya —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:11, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

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In the Night Garden[edit]

Hi Martpol. Looks like we were editing that page at the same time. I'm not sure whether the page benefits from the detail about which particular species of bird is featured, which was why I chopped the description slightly. In the general scheme of things, it's not Earth-shattering either way so I'm not about to get into an edit war: however, the Shaft-tailed Finch is synonymous with the Long-tailed Finch, which has its own WP page: any objection to me changing it back? All the best, ~dom Kaos~ (talk)

Hi there. Sorry about that, I thought I'd included all your changes when checki back through. No problem at all with you changing it back. Martpol (talk) 17:39, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Karl Dalhouse[edit]

Many thanks for your recent random act of kindness. -Arb. (talk) 14:43, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

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Hey, thanks a lot for your extensive copy/edit work on List of Dhruva comics. That's a great help. Skagrawal4k (talk) 22:12, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

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