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Apology to User:Simonm223[edit]

I was seriously lacking in tack when I made my last comment on User talk:Simonm223so I apologize for that. He may not like me writing on his page so I'll write it here. Feel free to delete this.

When we can have a nice chat about hi fi for me it makes the wiki experience much more fun and its much easier to be more civilized. So thanks for the chat and the info you shared :))) Aaabbb11 (talk) 12:07, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

  • In the anonymous environment that is wikipedia, it's too easy to forget there's a meat-eating [sic], beer-drinking, music-loving person on "the other side". i am thankful to you for that opportunity. -- Ohc ¡digame! 12:37, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

George Chakravarthi[edit]

Please be careful with your edits. By changing the style of some apostrophes you reformated some 'italic in apostrophes phrases' into bold phrases, I have fixed these. For some reason you changed some <div class="center" code to <div class="centr, which means nothing - also fixed. I have no idea why you removed some wikilinks which were unique within the article. If you wish to make any further edits, please explain them on the Talk page, and definitely don't use a script, if I see format changes as a result of your edits I will just undo them rather than try to accommodate your intentions. Emerald (talk) 09:13, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

  • I apologise for changing <div class="center" to <div class="centr, I will try and fix the code. On the other hand, the botched italics is a result of some unorthodox use of single quotes to define the name of the work – italics usually suffice. Regards,

I have fixed the code. " no rhyme or reason for this link to a surname " in your opinion, what is your objection exactly to a link to the meaning of the surname? Emerald (talk) 09:40, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

  • many surnames have intrinsic meanings, but it is not at all the custom to link surnames within the body of the article in the manner that you linked it in that bio. One would only do so if there was a very specific reason in a particular case to link the surname, like perhaps if the person was the first of his name, in a context that explained its meaning or derivation. Please do have a look around, and have a think – I hope you would agree that linked names like George W. Bush, Steve Jobs, Michelle Branch, Oliver Stone (or on the formulation "Eight months into Bush's first term as president...") would look ridiculous. -- Ohc ¡digame! 09:48, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

I have now fixed all the format changes. As I said, if you want anything else changed mention it in the Talk page, but don't do it - I am worried by the number of changes you make in one edit and the consequences they have. I will consider what you have said about the surname, but it is unusual, it does have a specific meaning and there are a couple of well-known people in the UK with similar names spelt slightly differently, so I believe people here would be interested. Emerald (talk) 09:56, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

  • I would still oppose that link where you put it. I suggest that if you insist on its inclusion, consider putting it in the See also section. regards, -- Ohc ¡digame! 10:04, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Great suggestion, thanks. I have now included a "See also" section. Emerald (talk) 10:49, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Darcy Clay[edit]


  • Thanks. Very unusual indeed, but it's not to my taste, at all. ;) -- Ohc ¡digame! 01:59, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
  • How about the others? Do you like any of them? Aaabbb11 (talk) 14:46, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Screaming Blue Messiahs[edit]

Wild Blue Yonder

I Wanna Be A Flintstone

  • I like punk rock but only in small doses. So I'm more of a fan of Split Enz and Midnight Oil. ;) -- Ohc ¡digame! 01:53, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Sharon O'Neill[edit]

For All The Tea In China


Losing you


Maybe enjoy Aaabbb11 (talk) 04:37, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Joseph Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski Comment[edit]

Hi Ohconfucius, it seems you were over-hasty in adding the "cleanup|reason=WP is not a repository for resume" tag to this article - the man has been dead for 21 years. Cheers, Bahudhara (talk) 04:56, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

  • @Bahudhara: Thanks for your comment. I did not realise the person was deceased. However, that in itself doesn't necessarily invalidate the observation that the bio resembles a resumé, because that is a style issue of a Wikipedia article unrelated to a person's existence. Regards, -- Ohc ¡digame! 01:57, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

All About Eve (band)[edit]

Martha's Harbour Aaabbb11 (talk) 09:59, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

the Members[edit]

Radio 2:55 to 3:01


Radio Radio Aaabbb11 (talk) 15:25, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

  • My musical education was heavily shaped by the British New Wave era. Costello is one of my favourites from those days. I even have the 7-inch single of "Radio Radio"; my personal favourite is "Watching the Detectives". -- Ohc ¡digame! 01:47, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
  • About half my class at school was into punk and new wave. A program called Radio with Pictures was our major source of info about what was happening. Costello was one of the first I really liked. My favourites were the first 3 albums and the fastest tracks off the 4th album, but still have other albums. Still quite like the clash. Aaabbb11 (talk) 11:53, 4 May 2015 (UTC)


Hi Ohconfucius. When updating articles for WP:TIES, please take care not to break table formatting, as you did here, here and here (I have fixed these three articles). Thanks. DH85868993 (talk) 07:33, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

I see you have updated your EngvarB.js to address the changing of "align:center" to "align:centr" - your script was also changing "color:xxx" to "colour:xxx". (Apologies if you already realised this). Regards. DH85868993 (talk) 07:55, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I've tweaked the regexes for "color:" now. Regards, -- Ohc ¡digame! 08:59, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
You're still breaking "color" markup, e.g. here (which I have fixed). DH85868993 (talk) 08:03, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
I would also suggest you possibly/probably shouldn't be changing "U.S. Open" to "US Open" as you did here (which I have also fixed) - the article title is U.S. Open (golf). DH85868993 (talk) 08:08, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
It looks like the "color" issue is resolved now. Thanks for that. However please note that I only fixed and notified you about articles you edited which happen to be on my watchlist - you possibly (probably?) broke the markup in numerous other articles before you fixed your EngvarB.js, so I would encourage you to go back and check all your recent edits. Regards. DH85868993 (talk) 04:08, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
Spoke too soon. It looks like your EngvarB.js still needs a bit more tweaking: [1] (was it possibly because there were two "color:"s on the same line? Just a guess). DH85868993 (talk) 05:51, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the eagle eye. The error is caused by the second colour not being an html color (with hash). I'll address that now and then review the previous articles I ran the script on. Regards, -- Ohc ¡digame! 05:57, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Date format[edit]

How come wiki hasn't standardized on dmy? I met an ex mayor from the US recently who told me the US has gone metric unofficially. If US car manufacturer's want cheap bolts from overseas they buy metric. Drug dealers find grams convenient. So even the US can change. Aaabbb11 (talk) 09:09, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

  • The real world is a mix of imperial and metric measurements, and people being conservative, changes come slow. Televisions, iPads, computer disk drives are measured in inches; aircraft cruse at 33,000 feet; cargo is measured in cubic feet; horses are measured in hands. Endianness is a hotly debated topic here in Wikipedia because many US editors are more familiar with the mdy format and can't or don't want to cope with dmy dates. Only there are sentiments from others who are unaccustomed to mdy dates and can't or don't want to cope with mdy dates, so there is an artificial line in the sand that keeps the peace between WP editor factions. I don't like it any more than you do but have to live with it. -- Ohc ¡digame! 01:41, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Edits to Southport[edit]


Your recent edit to Southport, amongst other things, changed "color" in CSS tags to "colour", breaking the CSS formatting. I've now reverted this, but I think you should have spotted that breakage before saving the change. In any case, if you can it's probably worth fixing the script to not make such changes within CSS tags.

me_and 09:36, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

  • Script now tweaked, thanks. I've gone back and reviewed the recent changes, and there are some affected articles. The change causes only very minor errors, and none of them display any obvious sign of errors in the read-mode of the articles concerned. Regards, -- Ohc ¡digame! 01:51, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Script-assisted fixes per WP:TIES, MOS:NUM, MOS:LINK[edit]

Hello, I've noticed a tiny error caused by one of your scripts, presumably re MOS:NUM. In Australian Imperial Force Touring XI, it has amended "four second-class matches" to "four-second-class matches". One for you to debug when you have time. Jack | talk page 11:23, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Ohc script[edit]


Greetings! How does your "Ohc script" put up with major nationalities? For example, Italians aren't covered by your script, so I was wondering if it's just missing...? Cheers! Jayaguru-Shishya (talk) 17:57, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi, I've now tweaked. Up till the recent tweak, countries were only unlinked in certain contexts, such as when at the end of line (useful to unlink countries in infoboxes only), or where the pipe is misleading, like [[Italy|Italians]]. -- Ohc ¡digame! 14:23, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Common terms[edit]

Hi again, Ohconfucius! I hope you are doing well. Anyway, what do you think about linking [[Letter (alphabet)|letter]]? I was editing an article about a letter, Ayin, and I noticed that your script doesn't pick up that one. I was wondering if that should fall under "everyday words" mentioned by WP:OVERLINK? Especially in the language-related articles that might already contain links to some specific alphabet. Thanks for your opinion in advance! :-) Jayaguru-Shishya (talk) 18:45, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

  • I don't know how prevalent this linked word is, but this is the first time I have come to notice it here on WP. I'm not on the whole bothered by it being linked in the Ayin article because it does seem to have relevance and some value. If, however, you find that it's pervasively linked in more general articles, please let me know. Regards, -- Ohc ¡digame! 01:55, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
    • Thanks for your opinion, Ohconfucius. I guess I was looking it from a different perspective. I was thinking that since "Ayin" itself is a "letter of the Semitic abjads", and [[Semitic abjads]] is already linked, it might be somewhat redundant to link the term "letter" as well. I think [[Semitic abjads]] is the most specific item to be linked. Moreover, since the symbol for Ayin varies among different alphabetic systems (Hebrew ע, Syriac ܥ, Arabic ع, etc.), and all of those systems are already linked in the same sentence, that's another reason why I considered the link for "letter" redundant and overtly general.
    • I just realized that I was a bit unclear with my last post, but that's what I meant by referring to language-related articles: "letter" is always an overtly general term, and every letter belongs to some way more specific alphabetical system that should be linked instead. There seems to be quite a list of articles linking to [[Letter (alphabet]][2]. Please feel free to disagree if you feel otherwise! Cheers! :-) Jayaguru-Shishya (talk) 15:24, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

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Utilized in order to ...[edit]

I saw you tweaked Kitoye Ajasa to change "utilized" to "used" and "in order to" to "to". I would usually fully agree with the improvement, but these were quotations. I don't know if this was a script, and if so whether it could spot text enclosed in quotation marks... Aymatth2 (talk) 16:20, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

  • @Aymatth2:The script ought to leave things enclosed in quotes. I checked the script, and it seems that the problem was caused by the lack of closing quote marks in one instance; in the other, the square bracket was not anticipated. I will adjust the script accordingly. Regards, -- Ohc ¡digame! 01:29, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

2014 Hong Kong protests[edit]

Are there too many details? If so, can you remove them? Thank you. --George Ho (talk) 03:30, 4 May 2015 (UTC)


It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) Jailbreak Aaabbb11 (talk) 13:01, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Boney M[edit]


  • Oh, those Russians... ;-) -- Ohc ¡digame! 14:43, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Crowded House[edit]

Private Universe

Don't Dream It's Over

Weather With You

DD Smash[edit]

Outlook For Thursday

Persondata RfC[edit]

Hi, You participated in the previous Persondata RfC. I just wanted to notify you that a new RfC regarding the methodical removal of Persondata is taking place at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals). Thanks, —Msmarmalade (talk) 08:16, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

non-pxecutive d$3Director[edit]

Your script has been doing something odd to non-executive directors for example at [3] and [4] --Rumping (talk) 13:21, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

When to add publisher or not[edit]

Hi, I've seen you recently made some edits to articles I have worked on, e.g. Yazoo (band), where among the edits you have removed the publishers from various sources. Please understand I am not complaining or trying to pick a fight, I'd just like some guidance as to when to include publishers or not. I'm looking at Help:Citation Style 1#Work and publisher and it says not to include the publisher when it is virtually identical to the work or journal name, which is fair enough, but has there been some consensus on this subject? Just want to know so as not to make the same errors on future articles, that's all. Thanks. Richard3120 (talk) 17:54, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Migration to TemplateScript[edit]

Hi Ohconfucius. I migrated test/MOSNUM dates.js and test/MOSNUM utils.js to TemplateScript, along with the changes we discussed in March. They're up-to-date with your changes to the equivalent script/ pages, and I added some unit tests for the underlying custom regex code. The scripts produce identical results on User:Full-date unlinking bot/Test environment and User:Dl2000/testtemp7. Are these changes okay? —Pathoschild 02:54, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Let me know when you have a chance to review the scripts. They'll be the baseline I use for the rest of your scripts, so I'll do those when these are live. —Pathoschild 17:29, 05 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. my life is tipsy-turvey right now, and so it may take a couple of months to settle back down again. i will let u know. regards, -- Ohc ¡digame! 17:34, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Suspended restriction removed[edit]

Hi Ohconfucius, pursuant to several arbitration motions, all editing restrictions imposed on you have expired. Accordingly, you have been removed from WP:EDR. Thanks, --L235 (t / c / ping in reply) 21:25, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Common terms script[edit]

Hi Ohconfucius, I've been digging your Delink Common Terms script. Thanks for that. If I happen upon terms that should be added to the script, what is the best way for me to bring them to your attention? Start a list and every so often drop it on ya? I noticed the other day that "puppy" could be added, for instance. Thanks, Cyphoidbomb (talk) 13:47, 6 June 2015 (UTC)


I hate to feel that I'm asking for too much, while giving so little (though I am). However, could you please give your undivided attention to the article, The Style Council. All the best, for being the best Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 19:28, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Boxer Rebellion Indemnity Scholarship Program to"Boxer Indemnity Scholarship Program"? Comment[edit]

Hi OhConfucius -- do you have (or could you tell me about) a magic wand or bot to change "Boxer Rebellion Indemnity Scholarship Program" to "Boxer Indemnity Scholarship Program" in a slew of articles? The references in their texts didn't get changed when the article and the category were corrected to Boxer Indemnity Scholarship Program. It's not end of the world, since there is a redirect, but it would still be nice to get the name right.

The articles are listed here: Boxer Rebellion Indemnity Scholarship.

Cheers in any case.... ch (talk) 19:29, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong[edit]


Wedding of Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, and Sofia Hellqvist.--BabbaQ (talk) 22:57, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Rev Theory[edit]

Hell Yeah with Isle of Man TT video. Isle of Man footage like that surpasses any footage I've seen from other motorsports. Aaabbb11 (talk) 13:38, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

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AfD deletion nomination: CofE deanery articles[edit]

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You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Oriya_language#Requested_move_17_June_2015. Thanks. Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 21:30, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Juliette anne winter - pro british champion boxer[edit]

Hi I read your article on cathy - was searching for Juliette anne winter as a reference as - but nothing written yet so am working out how to do that as new to wiki You stated cathy as the first sanctioned bbbofc English champion - Winter was actually the first ever Sanctioned bbbofc british title winner at super flyweight beating shanee martin - which happened earlier on that year before she boxed cathy for the English - I can send over references and information Tyler durton (talk) 17:33, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Early 2012 Hong Kong protests[edit]

I started the RM discussion a couple weeks ago. I invite you to the discussion since you edited the article. --George Ho (talk) 18:18, 30 June 2015 (UTC)


From oz - we tend to do OZ english for Oz citizens with no apparent connection to the mother country [5] - cheers JarrahTree 06:17, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Help:CS1 errors#bad date parameters[edit]

Greetings! I was wondering if you could help me with an issue related to the Help:CS1 errors#bad date parameters? At the page, one of the items in the list goes:

"...errors in |date= caused by errors in |year=, |month=, or |day=..."

It seems, however, that |day= isn't working, and it results into a following error message:

Unknown parameter |day= ignored (help)

The reason why I am willing to use the {{Citation | ... | year =... | month =(in letters)... | day =...}} instead of {{Citation | date= YYYY-MM-DD}} format, is that the latter doesn't fully work with the {{sfn}} references. You see, in the newspapers and journals, the dates follow the form YYYY-MM-DD, but the {{sfn}} references seem to work only when the it's referring to {{para|year}} (beside the author's last name, of course). The only non-functioning part seems to be {{para|day}}, which leaves an ugly error message at the end of the reference. Do you think this could be fixed? Cheers! Jayaguru-Shishya (talk) 19:09, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

MOSNUM dates.js conflict with Regex menu framework gadget[edit]


There is a bit of a problem I was hoping you could help me with. I have the Regex menu framework gadget enabled. It adds a "Scripts" heading to my lefthand sidebar and adds a "Custom regex" right underneath it. (That's what I want.)

Now, every time this Javascript command is executed:

importScript('User:Ohconfucius/script/MOSNUM dates.js');

...another "Scripts" heading with another "Custome regex" entry is added. Right after it, a "TemplateScript" heading with a "Regex editor" entry is added.

Can you also reproduce this? Or is the problem on my side only? (Of course, I spent one hour and 13 minutes disabling and re-enabling each of my gadgets and imported scripts. I'd be surprised if the problem is on my side.)

Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 21:21, 20 July 2015 (UTC)


I invite you to an ongoing RM. --George Ho (talk) 17:34, 24 July 2015 (UTC)