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However vs. but

I made a valid point, there is no honest rigour. You may be a "warrior for wikipedia" in your mind but all you do is gum up my web searches with useless wiki pages that aren't accurate as often as not when I'm looking for useful information. Does Jim Wales Pay YOU? It's gotten to where I mostly go to the library at the university because your "encyclopedia" has seriously damaged useful web content for serious research.

Feel free to reply on my talk page but I say WIKIPEDIA DOES NOT MEET ACCEPTABLE STANDARDS FOR SCIENTIFIC OR INTELLECTUAL RIGOUR. You can put a million monkeys in a room and they still won't build a nuclear reactor, same thing with wikipedia, a bunch of under 25 editor know it alls that really don't know it all, and the less of a life a person has outside of wikipedia, the higher ranked they are, so your defense of wiki stuff is likely self serving. All wikipedia is is a GLORIFIED WEB FORUM. You know that, I know that. When will you admit it? It's dumbing down the world. Kids aren't going to libraries, nobody opens books anymore, and wikipedia is now "the authority on all things" when it really isn't.


—Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.235.20.43 (talk) 00:54, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

I noticed on the Coeliac disease page that you changed "however" to "but", with an explanation that they're not synonymous.[1] Wiktionary would seem to disagree outright, noting the punctuation rules for that exact same usage, unless I'm missing something. I've checked other sources as well, and all of them somewhere in their definition list a usage synonymous with "but", "yet", "although" or "on the other hand" or "but". (I'll grant that Merriam-Webster.com lists "although" as an archaic usage, though.)

So is there some grammar rule that I've been missing all my life? (Per your above message, I auto-watch all pages I post on, so go ahead and reply here.) —RobinHood70 (talkcontribs) 09:30, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation. I looked in the Canadian Press Stylebook (13th ed.) and didn't find anything on the topic at all, but I may simply not have found it. In any event, I see the point. I think, like so many things, it'll probably be considered an acceptable usage soon enough; however ;), it's probably best not to use it in that context until it becomes more widely accepted to do so. Good luck with the rum. Hope your example doesn't turn out to be prophetic! —RobinHood70 (talkcontribs) 03:49, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

List of tallest lighthouses in the world

You have a message at Talk:List of tallest lighthouses in the world--JotaCartas (talk) 03:15, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, this message is misplaced, it was for User talk:Jnestorius.--JotaCartas (talk) 03:33, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Accessible bus photo

First of all, awesome bus photo. What would really bring the accessible-bus bit out, though, would be a photo of the wheelchair ramp extended. Do you, by chance, have a photo of a bus with the wheelchair ramp extended? SchuminWeb (Talk) 03:32, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

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The Irish Filmography & Kevin Rockett

The author seems to have left the project for the last few days. Hoping he'll return, I meanwhile found enough to create an article on the book's author in order to remove a redlink at the above. The man is apparently one of, if not THE, expert on Irish film and Irish film history. I also believe that at least three other of his tomes also may merit articles. Please look in at Kevin Rockett and advise. Best wishes, Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 19:58, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Good news: He's back!. Hope he's been enjoying the holidays. But please look in at Kevin Rockett yourself if you have the time. Best, Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 21:12, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

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Thanks for the note re: Richard Dawson. I was actually in the middle of reverting the article back to the way it was before I had changed it, but you beat me to it... (I had seen the original posting on alt.obituaries, and thought I saw another source when I looked around, but my eyes betrayed me...) wiki-ny-2007 (talk) 02:15, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

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Fair use rationale for File:Cocoanut grove fire1.jpg

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DJ Celeste

I have changed my text, it is no longer the same as on my website, please review, thank you. --CelestialStorm (talk) 04:10, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Keep up the good work!

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You've beat me to the mark on reverting vandalism two times tonight, and I think that your hard work on vandalism patrol merits a barnstar! Sophus Bie (talk) 02:18, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar!

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I award you this Anti-Vandalism barnstar for being so amazingly quick at reverting massive amounts of vandalism! You beat me to it every time! Cheers Bped1985 (talk) 02:21, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Gaultier

Haha, yeah, wrong fashion desginer. What was I thinking? I'm glad it's not him, Phew! 190.45.29.87 (talk) 03:34, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Olympians and AFD

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thanks for letting me know

Thanks for letting me know this, but I wasn't finshed — Preceding unsigned comment added by Techno31 (talkcontribs) 01:40, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Declined speedy

I just wanted to let you know that I declined your speedy deletion nomination of User:97abouffler--it doesn't seem to be a test page. Rather, it was a blanking of someone's userpage by an IP. While that edit was a test, the creation of the user page was not. — Preceding signed comment added by Cymru.lass (talkcontribs) 22:34, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Resaas

I associate the string 'saas', or 'SaaS', with Software as a service, one of those empty buzzwords that seems to be strongly associated with spam. - Smerdis of Tlön - killing the human spirit since 2003! 02:56, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Wrong pew

I can't recall going around deleting Roman from "Roman Catholic". Another editor, perhaps?--Epeefleche (talk) 04:45, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Funny!--Epeefleche (talk) 04:54, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Date format in Britain

Hi Nellie; re this edit - the misformed date "1st April" should have become "1 April 2011", not "April 1, 2011", see WP:STRONGNAT. --Redrose64 (talk) 13:14, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of bus routes in Central Suffolk

In regard to this AfD, please note that the nominator User:Highhousefarm1 was unblocked by the same admin who had blocked him, and the admin apologized to him. See [2]. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 05:15, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Roman Catholic ANI thread

Hi, I just thought I'd let you know I opened an ANI thread on the Roman Catholic IP editor that you interacted with (and whom I think personally attacked you but I couldn't find the diff): [3] Kansan (talk) 17:21, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Yeshiva University

Hello. On the Yeshiva University page, I argue that it is right to include the designation "physician and perpetrator of the Cave of Patriarchs Massacre" rather than just "physician" for Baruch Goldstein. No one knows him for being a physician; that is not why he has a Wikipedia article. This man is known for killing innocent people. You wouldn't argue for taking away such a designation from other killers would you? The best I can come up with is that you are trying to make a political statement by removing that. Also, I object to being called a vandal. I was not trying to break any of Wikipedia's codes. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.8.241.204 (talk) 02:18, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Apropos the change you reverted

I tried to clean up that article, which was a complete mess. Just look for yourself. I cut out big slices - if you read them, I'm sure you'll agree that they do not meet the Wikipedia standard. But the first change was automatically reverted by a bot - that's why I intended to cut out part by part.
Sincerely, 79.230.168.66 (talk) 22:10, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

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Why was my edit reverted?? (Reply here) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 161.184.99.72 (talk) 18:00, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

Adding an "s" to a file extension such as "png" breaks the link and is a common form of editing test. --NellieBly (talk) 18:07, 10 April 2011 (UTC)
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SMPK 4 Deletion discussion

I have replied to your comment on the deletion discussion page. Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:32, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Library

Thanks! I wrote Truce terms a while ago and it needs a Canadian section. There is a whole Canadian dictionary dedicated to slang, dialect and folk words and so on. If you could look up "truce term". Also look up kings, kings ex or X, barley, fainites, crosses, keys, skinch and pax. I suspect that like the US, the Canadians have gone over to using time-out but I still need sourced entries for what they used to use and what they use now. The most likely candidates are kings, barley and keys . It would be really interesting to know what Newfoundland children use. Photocopies of all relevent pages would be best. That would be absolutely fantastic! Fainites barleyscribs 08:45, 16 April 2011 (UTC)