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Hello, Mrh30, 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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University of Cambridge wikiproject[edit]

Mrh30, hello there! I volunteered to participate in the UoC wikiproject (thanks for creating it!), and I'm writing to you in hope that we can get together and plan out the things needed to be done as part of the project. If you could respond either here, or at my talk page, that would be fantastic. Cheers! --Gimlei (talk to me) 09:17, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Hello, Mrh30: I've joined the UoC WikiProject (which had an inactive sign on it when I discovered it), and was wondering whether you're still active / interested. If so, have you considered using the userbox:

I also noticed your edits of the academical dress page and the new page on the Reporter. You could respond here or at my talk page. A.C. Norman (talk) 17:13, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Oh my...[edit]

Nice to see you here! How the hell did you find me? --Harris 18:44, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

A new Oxbridge user box[edit]

Mrh30...I am currently in the process of writing a user box for all of the colleges that are part of Oxbridge. This template is meant to replace your current college template. Please take a look at the work in progress and comment on it. My main concerns are college abbreviations and color choice. I am using scarf colors for the colleges. Thank you. - LA @ 17:30, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Peterhouse, Cambridge[edit]

This article is very, very under-sourced for GA status and looks like it needs some copy edit (a bunch of one-sentence paragraphs). I'm tempted to quick fail it by that alone. Ten Pound Hammer and his otters(Broken clamshellsOtter chirps) 11:26, 27 June 2008 (UTC)


Not a problem, just thought you were a bit nuts for that edit, but it was a genuine mistake so please continue editing, have a nice day and all that!--EchetusXe (talk) 15:15, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

History of the University of Cambridge[edit]

Thanks. I actually have a printed copy of that book, but it's good to know that it's available online as well.

I'm about to move job and house, so don't have much time to devote to wikipedia. I'm thinking about finishing the bit I've done research for over the next few weeks, and then opening up the rest of the article for collaboration. Bluap (talk) 14:43, 2 September 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for your message. I've weighed in on the deletion review. I notice that a few AfDs were closed as "keep" oe "no consensus" by non-admins over the weekend, that I really did think would end up as "delete". -- JediLofty Talk to meFollow me 10:40, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

DRV of Mathmo[edit]

Hi Mrh30. I made that comment because I believe that the person who closed the discussion did so properly, while the arguments to delete were strong, I do not believe you could say there was a consensus to delete the article. Had I come across the discussion before it was closed I probably would have suggested a delete/merge along much the same line as you did, however discussing the merits of the article is not what DRV is about, it is about assessing whether the process was followed correctly, and I believe it was. Lankiveil (speak to me) 12:01, 8 September 2008 (UTC).

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In reply to your message at my talk page:

Yes, I did thanks, and I've been meaning to reply...

A.C. Norman (talk) 15:17, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Steve Fairburn's Bust[edit]

Hmm, I don't think that a relief profile qualifies as a bust: it's not the "head, shoulders, and chest" per the OED. A bust is a complete (in the round) sculpture of the head, neck and some of the shoulders/torso, per the relevant wiki (which also shows some examples). The thing on the Mile Post is, I think, a plaque using Bas-Relief. The Boat Race web site is undecided as to whether it's a bust or a carving. I'd go for carving/relief/image ahead of bust any time. cheers, TrulyBlue (talk) 13:50, 9 September 2008 (UTC)


No problem. Hut 8.5 18:53, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

List of wranglers[edit]

Just a quick note to say well done for all the work you're putting in on the List of Wranglers (University of Cambridge) page. I'd help out if I could but I don't really have access to any useful sources. -- Nicholas Jackson (talk) 13:03, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

OK, I've added a note in support of Featured List status - well done for completing the list. -- Nicholas Jackson (talk) 13:28, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Actually, it turns out that my university library has (or at least claims to have) a copy of John Venn's Alumni Cantabrigienses so I guess it should be possible to fill in the missing forenames. I had a spare hour yesterday afternoon so I had a look for it, but couldn't find it - and neither could any of the librarians I spoke to (there's been some rebuilding work done recently and consequently a lot of books have been moved around). They're going to have another look for it and get back to me hopefully in the next few days. -- Nicholas Jackson (talk) 18:25, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

You need to check with the FLC instructions. I'm no longer a director (as of this morning!), just a mere mortal. Typically a list will need to stay listed for ten days after which time a director will assess whether there's a consensus to promote. The Rambling Man (talk) 11:46, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Good stuff. Keep up the good work. The Rambling Man (talk) 11:42, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

List of Paul Kelly awards at FLC[edit]

User:Dan arndt and I have collaborated to cover your review comments at List of Paul Kelly awards FLC, could you check to see whether we've complied.Shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 11:41, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Tackled your further comments. I've decided to use {{awards table}} to get those column widths and orders fixed at the same time.Shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 00:30, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

On the Common Sense link in Manifest Destiny[edit]

I'm not sure why you undid my correction to the link to Common Sense, the pamphlet in I assuming it was an error, so I re-edited the correction. Mauricev (talk) 23:47, 28 September 2008 (UTC)


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Starship Troopers 3 Heads-Up[edit]

You seem to have paid some attention to the page, so I just wanted to clue you in that the editor from is still adding positive-only reviews from questionable sources, not to mention outright lifting entire pages of text from the few (i.e. 2 or 3) reliable sources -- at the moment, as a passerby, I just reverted it to the old Rotten Tomatoes "mostly unreviewed" version, and left the excised portion in the talk page of the article.

I don't have the time to fix all the sources and qoutes on my own at the moment, but I tried to help a little; hopefully you can keep an eye on the developments, too (i.e. the bots don't zap me for being anonymous at the moment and "vandalizing" the page. -- living in Vienna, Austria for a couple months, and didn't want to sign in on my U.S. account (no idea how wiki handles that sort of thing)

Thanks in advance. (talk) 14:31, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Boat Race layout[edit]

Hi - I can see you are in the middle of reworking the page. I'm looking at it on a 1600x1200 screen and I wonder whether pushing the course down and pulling the history up has worked - partly because the course map gets separated from the course list, but also because some of the inline images don't seem to work so well. What was your main objective? I wonder whether we can achieve it some other way? - Pointillist (talk) 10:30, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Objective was really to try and bring together some of the sections that were scattered across the article and give it a bit more of a coherent structure. Generally I would have thought that the history of the event was more 'generally interesting' than the course, which is quite a specific factor. The 'average reader' arriving at the page is, I believe, more likely to be after the history than exact details of the course. I can have a bit more of a look at the layout shortly and see whether it can be improved further. Mrh30 (talk) 10:44, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
I see what you mean. I'll think about it over the weekend. BTW, let's keep the discussion all in one place on your talk page - Pointillist (talk) 12:00, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
I've juggled things round a bit. It's not perfect, but it's a lot better than it was! Mrh30 (talk) 12:20, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
Yes, moving the course map certainly helps. In the course section, the para beginning "The race is for heavyweight eights" seems a bit out of place - do you think it should go (a) at the beginning of the course section or (b) somewhere in the lead para? - Pointillist (talk) 16:37, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
It should be moved to be in the section on the crews (competitors). The lead paragraph needs to be clear about the rough make-up of the crews as well I think. Mrh30 (talk) 19:48, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

dts template[edit]

I don't know if you have it on your watchlist, but I have added a comment at: Template_talk:Dts#Compatibility_with_WP:DATE. Regards Lightmouse (talk) 13:33, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (File:RedgateLogo.gif)[edit]

You've uploaded File:RedgateLogo.gif, and indicated that it's used under Wikipedia's rules for non-free images. However, it's not presently used in any articles. Wikipedia policy requires that non-free images be either used or deleted, so if this image isn't used in an article in the next week, it will be deleted.

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I had seen it used elsewhere and thought it would work to group things with out cluttering the TOC, if you feel it dosen't work please change it. --Nate1481 16:52, 8 January 2009 (UTC)


Don't worry about it, I'm not usually even on but I like to pop by now and again. Heh. Bethan 182 (talk) 17:17, 3 March 2009 (UTC)


I have opened a DRV on the wrangler categories, on which you opined. Occuli (talk) 02:41, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Union of Clare Students[edit]

I noticed that you tagged this for a proposed merge going back quite a few months, but I couldn't find any discussion about it. Did anything come of it? Personally I don't think it meets the notability guidelines, so was going to take it to AfD. A mention of the union in the main clare college is all I reckon it warrants. Do you have any opinion? Quantpole (talk) 20:07, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

University of Cambridge GAR notice[edit]

University of Cambridge has been nominated for a good article reassessment. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to good article quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article. Reviewers' concerns are here.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 23:33, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Information.svg Hello Mrh30! Thank you for your contributions. I am a bot alerting you that 1 of the articles that you created is tagged as an Unreferenced Biography of a Living Person. The biographies of living persons policy requires that all personal or potentially controversial information be sourced. In addition, to ensure verifiability, all biographies should be based on reliable sources. If you were to bring this article up to standards, it would greatly help us with the current 2,929 article backlog. Once the article is adequately referenced, please remove the {{unreferencedBLP}} tag. Here is the article:

  1. List of people from Guernsey - Find sources: "List of people from Guernsey" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · HighBeam · JSTOR · free images · free news sources · The Wikipedia Library · NYT · WP reference

Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 05:19, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

List of animal sanctuaries[edit]

Thanks for cleaning this up! ThemFromSpace 16:40, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Elizabeth College[edit]

The text on its history reports that its founder was Elizabeth I of England, a figure of great importance to the project. Dimadick (talk) 14:44, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

GOCE / Mid-drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2011 backlog elimination drive
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2011 Backlog elimination drive! Here is your mid-drive newsletter.

GOCE March 2011 backlog elimination drive progress graphs

So far, 79 people have signed up for this drive. Of these, 64 have participated. Interest is high due to a link to our event from the Watchlist page, and many new and first-time copy editors have joined us for the drive. If you signed up for the drive but haven't participated yet, it's not too late! Try to copy edit at least a few articles. Remember, if you have rollover words from the last drive, you will lose them if you do not participate in this drive. If you haven't signed up for the drive yet, you can sign up now. Many thanks to those editors who have been helping out at the Requests page. We have assisted in the promotion of seven articles to Good article status so far this month.

Progress report

We have already achieved our target of reducing the overall backlog by 10%; however, we have more work to do with the 2009 backlog. We have almost eliminated May 2009 and we only have some 700 articles left from 2009. It is excellent progress, so let's concentrate our fire power on the remaining months from 2009. Thank you for participating in the March 2011 drive. We anticipate it will be another big success!

Utahraptor resigns

The UtahraptorTalk to me has decided to step down from his position as project coordinator due to real-life issues.

Your drive coordinators – S Masters (talk), Diannaa (Talk) and Tea with toast (Talk)

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2011 backlog elimination drive report
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2011 Backlog elimination drive. Thank you for participating in the March 2011 drive! This newsletter summarizes the March drive and other recent events.

GOCE March 2011 backlog elimination drive progress graphs

There were 99 signups for the drive; of these, 70 participated. Interest was high mainly due to a link to our event from the Watchlist page. We had a record-breaking 84 articles listed on the Requests page in March; 11 of these have been promoted to Good article status so far. Several of our recent efforts have received Featured Article status as well, and the GOCE is becoming a solid resource for the Wikipedia community. Many thanks to editors who have been helping out at the Requests page and by copy editing articles from the backlog.

Progress report

Remarkable progress was made in reducing the backlog this month, as we now have fewer than 500 articles remaining from 2009. We are well under the 4,000-article mark for the total number remaining in the queue. Since our backlog drives began in May 2010 with 8,323 articles, we have cleared more than 53% of the backlog. A complete list of results and barnstars awarded can be found here. Barnstars will be distributed over the next week. If you enjoyed participating in our event, you may also like to join the Wikification drives, which are held on alternate months to our drives. Their April drive has started.

New coodinators

On March 21, SMasters appointed Chaosdruid (talk) and Torchiest (talk) as Guild coordinators to serve in place of The Utahraptor, who recently stepped down. Please feel free to contact any coordinator if you have any questions or need assistance.

Your drive coordinators – S Masters (talk), Diannaa (Talk) and Tea with toast (Talk)

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors – May 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive

The Guild of Copy Editors invite you to participate in the May 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive, a month-long effort to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy-editing. The drive began on May 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on May 31 at 23:59 (UTC). The goals of this backlog elimination drive are to eliminate as many articles as possible from the 2009 backlog and to reduce the overall backlog by 15%. ! NEW ! In an effort to encourage the final elimination of all 2009 articles, we will be tracking them on the leaderboard for this drive.

Awards and barnstars
A range of barnstars will be awarded to active participants. Some are exclusive to GOCE drives. More information on awards can be found on the main drive page.

We look forward to meeting you on the drive! Your GOCE coordinators: SMasters, Diannaa, Tea with toast, Chaosdruid, and Torchiest

You are receiving a copy of this newsletter as you are a member of the Guild of Copy Editors, or have participated in one of our drives. If you do not wish to receive future newsletters, please add you name here. Sent on behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors using AWB on 07:52, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive invitation[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The latest GOCE backlog elimination drive is under way! It began on 1 July and so far 18 people have signed up to help us reduce the number of articles in need of copyediting.

This drive will give a 50% bonus for articles edited from the GOCE requests page. Although we have cleared the backlog of 2009 articles there are still 3,935 articles needing copyediting and any help, no matter how small, would be appreciated.

We are appealing to all GOCE members, and any other editors who wish to participate, to come and help us reduce the number of articles needing copyediting, as well as the backlog of requests. If you have not signed up yet, why not take a look at the current signatories and help us by adding your name and copyediting a few articles. Barnstars will be given to anyone who edits more than 4,000 words, with special awards for the top 5 in the categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words".

>>> Sign-up now <<<

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Wikiproject Cambridge is now part of Wikipedia:WikiProject East Anglia. Wilbysuffolk Talk to me 21:07, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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