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SimonMayer 20:19, 25 Apr 2004 (UTC)


Hi. You say "rv. The source of the obituary is *not* "The Times". It was attributed to "Times", and this likely referred to a local Australian newspaper."- OK so why have you got "Times" linked? This is a redirect to "The Times". So a link is misleading. This line should be clearer. Mintguy (T) 08:17, 15 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Hi, thanks. I've changed the text to what I should have written in the first place: The source of this obituary is unknown; It is dated 27/10/16, and attributed to "Times", which likely refers to a local Australian newspaper. (unlinked Times). [[User:MikeX|—MikeX (Talk)]] 18:15, Oct 15, 2004 (UTC)


Don't you like dashes? Or do you feel that I am of questionable character? :-) [1] ?[[User:MikeX|MikeX (Talk)]] 12:31, Nov 24, 2004 (UTC)

  • A little bit from column A, a little bit from column B. The so-called dash you used is in fact just a byte with value 151 (decimal). However pages in the english wikipedia are in the ISO-8859-1 encoding, which has no character in position 151 (and no pretty dash in it anywhere at all). Upon saving the page after editing it my browser made sure all content was in fact ISO-8859-1 as it claimed to be, and in coming across your "meaningless" byte replaced it by a question mark. One day wikipedia will be all unicode and you'll be able to use these characters, but until then you'll have to html encode them as — (which looks like this: —). So that's why I find the dash questionable, and your questionability lies merely in your using of that dash on an ISO-885901 page. HTH. --fvw* 13:06, 2004 Nov 24 (UTC)

Lewis Carroll[edit]

Hi there. I'm not sure why you added [[Category:British fantasy writers|Gaiman, Neil]] to Lewis Carroll. If you want to add Neil Gaiman to that category, add that to the Neil Gaiman article. —MikeX (talk) 13:36, Jan 25, 2005 (UTC)

Sorry - was trying to add everyone from the English Fantasy writers to the British fantasy writers also, by copying and pasting that and changing the name to the appropriate author. Number 0 14:16, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)

RE: FA by Mail[edit]

Thanks for wishing me happy birthday! Luckily, 0:00 UTC happens to be a great time for me (7:00 PM), so I should be able to send it within the first half hour of the day (UTC). Also, thanks for offering to help if I go on vacation :). Just make sure you tell User:Raul654 or another moderator so they can approve the message, or else it won't go through. See you on the wiki! -Frazzydee| 16:41, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Just a quick "thank you" for voting me for admin. Now all I've got to do is find out how to use these worrying new powers... Grutness|hello? Grutness.jpg 06:16, 15 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Hi, Yes I realize it doesn't change the look of the pages, but it neatens them up, changes the html code too in some spots, not just removing spaces, blank lines etc.

I removed a paragraph? I'm not sure. Usually I wouldn't do that/.

SpookyMulder 08:33, 18 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I assumed that eventually the stored revisions would/could be deleted. How long are they stored for?

SpookyMulder 06:30, 19 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Pilcrow image[edit]

Hi Mike, I am putting Image:Pilcrow gentium.png up for deletion because I have replaced it with a free version. Just letting you know, silsor 22:42, Mar 9, 2005 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Thank you for supporting my nomination on RfA, it failed because of Wikipedia's minority rule system, although I thought 21/8 support was sufficient. It was also cut short by 12 hours. But your vote of confidence is greatly appreciated, now let's build an encyclopedia! --Bjarki 14:02, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Thanks, MikeX![edit]

For voting in favour of my RfA! I really appreciate your support for my nomination! El_C 01:26, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

New LGBT noticeboard.[edit]

Hi, I've created a LGBT noticeboard for wikipedians to post issues and concerns. Please take a look. Thanks. -- Samuel Wantman 08:05, 8 May 2005 (UTC)

Re:AWAD mail[edit]

I should've guessed that someone from Wikipedia would recognise me :) The story wasn't easy writing - we got bogged down after a while. The main problem was the lack of g and m - and neither of us had much idea of a plot for the story. But it was a fun exercise to see how far we could take it. Grutness...wha? 22:17, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

Melbourne meetup[edit]

Hey all, just a reminder that there's a meetup tomorrow at 11am in North Melbourne. There are more details at the meetup page. Hope to see you tomorrow! SteveBot (talk) 04:47, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Meetup invitation: Melbourne 26[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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