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Speedy deletion nomination of Drei Marc[edit]

Hello Mauls,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Drei Marc for deletion, because it seems to be inappropriate for a variety of reasons.

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Local Nature Reserve[edit]

Mauls, you might have looked at the talk page — or at least at the history, where my move in September was just three lines down — before unilaterally moving Local Nature Reserve back to the lower-case version. There's discussion there. Please take part. Meanwhile, I've reverted your move. Bishonen | talk 11:08, 30 July 2014 (UTC).

Strongly agree. The capitals are significant, they indicate a significance that goes beyond the meaning of the individual words, and should not have been removed. There's a difference between a "local nature reserve" and a "Local Nature Reserve". My local nature reserve is Kinder Scout – but Kinder Scout is a National Nature Reserve. This modern obsession with minimizing capital letters is a nonsense (I disagreed with WP:BIRDCON too – not all common gulls are Common Gulls) and we lose a shade of meaning – and gain nothing in return – by this weird obsession with removing capitals. Dave.Dunford (talk) 13:17, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
So I see you've ignored my suggestion at Talk:Local nature reserve and you're continuing to make these contentious edits before consensus has been established. Nice. Dave.Dunford (talk) 20:39, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
Strongly agree with comments above. Mauls must not make these edits, unless consensus is established for their changes. I have reverted their edit to Stokenchurch Gap for the same reason. David J Johnson (talk) 13:26, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

National Character Areas and Natural Areas of England[edit]

Hi Mauls. I'm sure you changed these titles to lower case in good faith, but I think you'll find that they're officially spelt in title case by Natural England (who designate them) even in the middle of a sentence. See [1] and [2]. Would you be kind enough to revert the changes. --Bermicourt (talk) 13:31, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Absolutely agree with Bermicourt's comments above and the comments in the previous paragraph. I have reverted Mauls edits to Stokenchurch Gap, pending consensus. David J Johnson (talk) 13:22, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Links to the articles under discussion are being left whilst being debated, pending consensus, but the revert was in relation to a completely different article, national nature reserve (United Kingdom), and a correction of a link to the generic national nature reserve. There is no open discussion of the capitalisation of this article. There were also copyedit changes that were improperly reverted. Check before snap reverting! Mauls (talk) 10:34, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
I did check and the article states "National Nature Reserve (United Kingdom). Please stop lecturing and discuss. David J Johnson (talk) 11:25, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
There is no discussion on the talk page for national nature reserve (United Kingdom). The previous comments related to three entirely different articles; if you want to start a discussion relating to the national nature reserve article, you are welcome to do so.
I also don't understand your claim to have checked what you were reverting - why did you point the link back to national nature reserve, the generic article rather than the UK designation? Also, why did you capitalise 'public enquiry', and why did you revert a correction of a missing apostrophe on 'inspector's decision'? You can see what you changed at [3]
Mauls (talk) 13:48, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
I realise they are different articles. My concern in all articles concerned is that you seem to be obsessed with reverting titles to lower case without sufficient explanation. I really feel you should be answering the various editors concerns listed in the above paragraphs. Please don't lecture me about "starting a discussion", I have plenty of experience of editing here. Regarding "public enquiry" it can be used either way - which once again - shows your obsession with reverting to lower case. Frankly, I have more important things to do both in business and Wikipedia - but you need to answer the other contributors points. David J Johnson (talk) 16:15, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
I have already contributed multiple times to the ongoing discussion. Mauls (talk) 11:01, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

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Nomination of Glenlough for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Gardener's Lane for deletion[edit]

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York, pre-Grouping[edit]

Hi, whilst this revert was valid, your reasoning is not: the NER owned the station and the neighbouring lines, but several other companies ran services into York by virtue of running powers: the Great Central; the Great Eastern; the Great Northern; the Lancashire & Yorkshire; the London & North Western; and the Midland. --Redrose64 (talk) 19:11, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

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Nomination of School House Corner for deletion[edit]

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Merger discussion for Fee tail[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Template:Infobox Isle of Man TT course[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Agence nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d'information[edit]

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I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Agence nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d'information for deletion, because it's not written in English. To request a translation, please visit the translation page. If you'd like to contribute to another Wikipedia, take a look at our full list of language projects.

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You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Bongan® →TalkToMe← 21:03, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Battenburg markings[edit]

I saw you are the author of Battenburg-police.svg

( File:Battenburg-police.svg and also the other Battenburg markings). unfortunedly as Battenburg markings go: "A typical car pattern consists of seven blocks along the vehicle side. (Additionally, an odd number of blocks allows for both top corner blocks to be in the same fluorescent colour)" (emphasis added)

Unfortunedly the markings you created are 6 x 2 blocks, could you replace them by 7x2 blocks? (I think the odd number is important here)

Thanks in advance.WillemienH (talk) 19:17, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

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Salt Industry Commission should be moved back to Salt Commission[edit]

Hi Mauls;

Thanks for looking out for the articles on salt, which I see from your contributions are quite wide ranging. But "Salt Industry Commission" is not the right title for the article, since the subject is actually "Salt Commission." All the sources cited for the article (and a few more) call it Salt Commission or Salt and Iron Commission, and a Google search for Salt Industry Commission finds only the Wikipedia article and a few that are copied from it (it is amazing, though, how quickly those articles picked up your change!). I hope you can change it and the corresponding link back. All the best. ch (talk) 04:42, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Many thanks for carrying this out!ch (talk) 05:17, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

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Titles of lists of scheduled monuments[edit]

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See Wikipedia:Stand-alone lists#Titles.— Rod talk 12:11, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

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  • Given the lack of response, I'm going ahead and reverting the out-of-process rename. Please consider opening a CfD discussion if you think the category should be renamed. ~ Rob13Talk 06:29, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: I was out fishing on the Good_Olfactory Pond but after seeing your comment about lack of response (after waiting only 36 hours) I decided to head over to BU_Rob13 Pond. We are all volunteers, some busier than others. Am I making sense or wasting everyone's time ?Ottawahitech (talk) 17:01, 19 December 2016 (UTC)please ping me
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@Tavix: I looked up the "discussion" you refer to above. I am dismayed to see that no one suggested a different redirect (there are several plausible ones such as British colonization of the Americas and others). Ottawahitech (talk) 17:05, 19 December 2016 (UTC)please ping me
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Rail operating centre[edit]

Hi; about 80% of online sources, and about 90% of printed sources capitalize all the initial letters of Rail operating centre, this is why I capitalized it. I understand where you are coming from, but when a large majority use capitals, I assumed that would be the way. The article itself was uploaded through the AFC process and they did not query it. I'm not getting protective, if it needs to be lowercase, that's fine; however, the sources seem inclined towards capitalization (and I include the more reliable sources here such as The Railway Magazine and Network Rail who coined the phrase). Regards. The joy of all things (talk) 13:44, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

How it is written in sources is not relevant. Wikipedia's Manual of Style dictates that it should be in lowercase, unless a proper name (a name of a specific thing). Rail operating centres are a type of thing, and are therefore correctly written in lowercase. Only a specific ROC would be capitalised, such as Manchester Rail Operating Centre. Mauls (talk) 14:01, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
Fair enough; as least you have responded - most people just ignore me. Happy days and I hope the weather is good wherever you are. Regards.The joy of all things (talk) 14:05, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
You too. For reference, Manual of Style is available at WP:MOS. Mauls (talk) 14:07, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

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District Collector[edit]

@Mauls: I see you've changed the contents of the article District collector to accommodate almost analogous Bangladeshi post.

@SshibumXZ: That is one way forward, if there was sufficient content, but then District collector would need to become a disambiguation page, and the article moved to District collector (India). It can also be pointed out that the posts are very similar, with a joint history, and therefore the bulk of the two articles would be the same. Whilst this article retains a broad title, it cannot exclude the Bangladeshi content that was improperly reverted.Mauls (talk) 08:32, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
@Mauls: DMs/Collectors/DCs in India may perform the same functions as DCs in Bangladesh (with a few differences here and there), but the nomenclature is different.
  1. If I recall correctly, WP: MoS encourages natural usage of title wherever possible.
  2. The page District Collector is already linked to numerous articles, and relinking it would be not worth the exercise.

If anything, there should be a Deputy Commissioner (Disambiguation). As Deputy Commissioner in Bangladesh exercises the roles of DM and Collector, but is designated as Deputy Commissioner. So, the plausible search term would be Deputy Commissioner, not District Collector.
Regards, SshibumXZ (Talk) (Contributions). 14:36, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

@SshibumXZ: You now seem unclear whether you feel the Bagladeshi content should be split or not - you have mixed arguments for both. If the articles aren't split, it is not acceptable to just revert content because it is not about India. You are claiming the equivalent of saying an article titled Governor-General is only allowed content about the Governor-General of India, and that is not what WP:MoS says at all! The content should not have been reverted when it was originally added, and it is entirely appropriate in order to provide a full-worldview in an article about the general term.

Also, the appropriate place for this is in the relevant section of the article talk page, where user Jafar Sadik Chy asked for discussion of this content. Mauls (talk) 20:51, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

@Mauls: yep, I have mixed feelings about the addition of content. On one hand the article should have a worldwide perspective whilst it retains a broad title, but on the other hand the content added is unreferenced, so should be removed.

What I would suggest is to move District collector to District Collector (India) with a redirect, just like Home Secretary (United Kingdom) redirects to Home Secretary, and to create new page titled either District collector (disambiguation or Deputy commissioner (disambiguation).
And if it's all the same to you, I am thinking about copying this discussion to Talk: District collector.
Regards, SshibumXZ (Talk) (Contributions). 14:45, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

@SshibumXZ: That would be a better place - so that it is a broader discussion, and so that the eventual outcome is captured for future reference (so it doesn't get replayed later). If the Banglasdeshi content was removed for other reasons, that would be fair enough, but I unreverted it because the reversion was commented "This article is about India", and there was no discussion (despite a topic being started by the author). If it needs citations, this should first be tagged and a discussion held. Mauls (talk) 15:05, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Your edit of European Firearms Directive[edit]

Hi Mauls,

the EU Directive deals with rules of how firearms may be legally possessed. I.e. those are rules for law abiding citizens, as opposed to measures that may affect criminals and black market firearms. Is that understandable? Cheers, CP Cimmerian praetor (talk) 20:27, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

@Cimmerian praetor: I disagree - that is now the meaning from the way it has been used. It is used to suggest "poor innocent law-abiding people having to follow these rules." Even if it did read how you claim, other pages on laws do not feel the need to point out the obvious - that laws are not always followed by some people. Either way, it is an inappropriate editorial comment and should not be in a Wikipedia article. See article talk page. Mauls (talk) 20:47, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

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