User talk:Omnieiunium

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Standard Welcomes[edit]

Thanks for experimenting with Wikipedia. Your test worked, and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any other tests you want to do. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. Thanks. File:Banghead.gif JarlaxleArtemis 04:14, May 17, 2005 (UTC)

Welcome to the Wikipedia[edit]

Welcome Omnie, (the below is the standard welcome note)

Here are some useful tips to ease you into the Wikipedia experience:


Also, here are some odds and ends that I find useful from time to time:

Feel free to ask me anything the links and talk pages don't answer. You can most easily reach me by posting on my talk page.

You can sign your name on any page by typing 4 tildes, likes this: ~~~~.

Best of luck, and have fun!

WB 02:04, May 21, 2005 (UTC)

Bad links deletion[edit]

I've been working on the bad links section and I was wondering, do we want to continue to strike through the complete articles? Or can we delete the ones that have been done? I think the deletion of the actual completely fixed link would be a lot easier, but what do you think? --Omnieiunium 03:21, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

I totally agree, and I've added a note in support of your comments at Wikipedia talk:Bad links/spacing. Feel free to be bold and sweep those finished lines away at your leisure. -- Beland 04:53, 22 December 2005 (UTC)


Historical BC ridings in Okanagan[edit]

Hi. I saw your signup to the Electoral Districts project and that you're in the Okanagan and have volunteered for the Liberals; I guess I don't have to tell you to be wary of using Wikipedia for campaign purposes; contributions on the history of the riding and its social/ethnic/economic makeup would of course be welcome, as well as BALANCED profiles on current candidates. Needless to say most people around Wikipedia are partisan and necessarily so; people interested in information-generation/research are inherently opinionated and if they didn't have political opinions/positions there'd be "something wrong". Even arch-neutrality, like atheism, is a position/belief, after all. Anyway, that being said, I've just spent an interesting couple of weeks analyzing/transcribing the historical provincial ridings and some of the federal ones; and as a result there's candidate/MLA profiles all over the place that need doing. I've been able to do some in the area I know (Lillooet) but there's a whole long tradition in the Okanagan, and certain MLAs, that it looks like there should be articles on; e.g. Kenneth Cattanach MacDonald in North Okanagan or Thomas King in Columbia/Columbia-Revelstoke (I think that was his riding); anyway, I suspect you know a lot more about these guys than I ever could compile from reading up on the various histories I have around here; I've been having the darnedest time with the 19th Century politicians as it is (and we think our system NOW is a mess...); and can also hopefully contribute something on the "political culture" of the Okanagan and its (supposed, according to academia) roots in the British orcharding/ranching gentry of the early 20th Century. My profiles of John Andrew Mara and Forbes George Vernon were "winged" based on Canadian Biography Online and could use some dressing up; I know Mara has quite the history, and a sensational divorce too IIRC....or was it an open mistress?

Best of the season; just saying hello and hope that the outline of BC electoral history I've put in place (see List of British Columbia general elections and follow the links) is of use to others, who will do what I cannot in "filling in the blanks" (blanks=red wikilinks).Skookum1 02:03, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

Um... Copy?[edit]

Um... Did you copy my userbox design? haha. -- WB 03:31, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

By FSM, I would never copy anything!!! Glad to see you fixed the text box for IE --Omnieiunium 06:34, 31 December 2005 (UTC)
FSM! haha. -- WB 00:45, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

Template:CanElec1[edit]

More information is always a good thing, but adding empty columns to hundreds of tables is less useful. Thus the best idea is to create new tempaltes, and a user who wants to add more information can easily switch from the basic to CanElec1 to an expanded version. There already exists Template:CanElec2 and Template:CanElec3, which are both somewhat larger versions of CanElec1. - SimonP 00:31, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

CanElec4 is good, keeping the names similar makes it very easy to switch from one template to the other. Easy switching also means that the data has to be arranged in the same manner, so that a switch from CanElec1 to CanElec4 will simply add extra columns, and not scramble the information. Your templates also look very good, with a better colour scheme than the existing ones. It's a good idea to keep the style of each election template the same, so you if you do implement your ideas it might be a good idea to change the colour scheme of the existing three templates as well. - SimonP 00:44, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

Enjoy![edit]

Enjoy your new user page. haha. -- WB 00:32, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Election templates[edit]

Yeah, I wasn't sure where to put their residences, and I thought it was an interesting fact to have. If I see any errors, I'll fix them as far as the colspan goes :) -- Earl Andrew - talk 07:35, 8 January 2006 (UTC)

Userbox[edit]

It's probably a bad idea to make more of those userboxes. Especially when almost nobody will use it (referring to the FSM admin). Just subst it when you make it. -- WB 08:16, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

West Vancouver[edit]

I found it in the Vancouver book, its at the back of the reference section, middle of the row bottom shelf (of course now I've lost my list of photocopies of the history, but everything is in there (in the article) so I guess it doesn't matter -- Tawker 01:23, 19 April 2006 (UTC)


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Speedy deletion nomination of West Vancouver Secondary School[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Template:CanElec5[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Template:CanElec5-by[edit]

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