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I might reply on here rather than on your talk page - it depends what mood I'm in and whether I care about keeping the conversation together.



Wow, I'm shocked that it looks like nobody has ever given you a formal welcome to Wikipedia yet. So if you don't mind...


Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! By the way, you can sign your name on Talk and vote pages using three tildes, like this: ~~~. Four tildes (~~~~) produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the village pump or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome!

Zzyzx11 (Talk) 15:55, 25 May 2005 (UTC)

Neal's Yard Edits[edit]

Thank you for commenting on the edits I placed on the Neal's Yard entry. I'm new to Wikipedia and have spent quite a long time studying what is acceptable, happy to take advice but, to be honest, right now I am stumped as to why someone would delete a factual fully referenced entry. Not sure what to do next, can you help?

Horticus (talk) 20:24, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Had some feedback now for Verbal who seems to be accepting that it shouldn't have been deleted, any tips on what to do next, should I just re-enter the original post or add an intro as Verbal is suggesting? Help gratefully received.

Horticus (talk) 21:07, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Dante list[edit]

Oh, I think it will be a record slow time. The only reason is because I'm making the list by reading the poem (in Italian and English) a coanto at a time, then looking up references from the notes in my lovely little pocket edition. Given that I speak English and Spanish, but no Italian, and that it is about 20 years since I read the comedy, this is going to take me some considerable time. Others who have expressed an interest know where the sandbox draft is and have already contributed. It seems less than useless to put this list in the main space until it has some kind of reasonably useful level of content in it. I will eventually move it, along with the history, so that it is plain to all how long it took.

Thanks for the interest. Filiocht | Blarneyman 13:58, Jun 10, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestion[edit]

And for the complement. I should have thought of creating the article as Nth Baron West and then moving it to Kth Baron De La Warr. As you may have deduced, I am doing this in part as a project in honor of the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown Colony. Robert A West 17:46, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

List of snakes of Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Thanks for your comments earlier (even though I didn't enjoy reading them :)). I have gotten rid of most of the red links, and converted the "end of table notes" to proper footnotes while are hyperlinked, and thus are just a click away. I fixed the broken sentance at the start of the intro, but I would appreciate any other feedback on what you think is missing from the intro. Thanks. Guettarda 29 June 2005 00:03 (UTC)

Thanks very much for your input and your vote. It certainly improved the article a lot.
With regards to naming, if I recall correctly, policy is to create articles at the "best known English name", or something like that. At "Tree of Life" they've been using latin names for plants because there are no standard common names (unlike say, birds). In the case of these snakes, some of the "common names" are actually made up by Boos. Others have several common names in Trinidad alone, and will probably have a few dozen more across South America. On the other hand, several of them have the same common name, and common names in one area might refer to a different species somewhere else. IMO, latin names as the best bet here. That said, of course, should someone want to move them to their common names, moves are easy. Again, thanks for your input and your vote. Guettarda 29 June 2005 12:40 (UTC)

Motorway services[edit]

Thank you for your good work on the motorway servcie station pages. Please see also A38(M) motorway. Andy Mabbett 1 July 2005 16:05 (UTC)

Hello, you![edit]

Your friendly neighbourhood non-flammable garrick92. Thanks for your greeting, yes, it's me from GUT. Who were/are you? I'm intrigued ... Not sure if you'll get this, because I'm still figuring out how it all works, so if you drop me a line back at least I'll know you got it.

The SHC thing is in early stages yet, so I hope that the mini flame war (ho, ho!) will abate once people realise I'm not (consciously) pushing any agenda. It's a big topic, and (despite appearances) some authorities take it very seriously indeed. But, given the topic, it's something that is never going to satisfy everyone. Ho, hum. I do not repine. I have never satisfied anyone in my life, and I'm not about to start now.

Erm. Should I have posted this on my own talk page? I'm just blundering about till I find my feet, really. Looking forwards to this.

Garrick92 7 July 2005 13:34 (UTC)

Movie fonts[edit]

Thanks very much for your reply to my query at WP:RD. I am grateful. I see you are a relative newcomer. If I can be of help, please let me know. On my page User:PedanticallySpeaking/Articles you'll see what I'm working on. I also have a page of useful links. (Click "useful" in the box at the top of the articles page). Thanks again. PedanticallySpeaking 17:20, July 13, 2005 (UTC)


Nice catch on that copyvio being a mirror. Oops... =/ -- BMIComp (talk, HOWS MY DRIVING) 16:28, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

new missing articles encyclopedia problem[edit]

Nice job on the Hutchinson 'pedia lists, I am working on another myself and was wondering how you get around the problem of deleting all the "blue" links at the start, as there will be 10's of thousands of them I would expect with maybe a couple of thousand "red" links? Bluemoose 16:00, 26 July 2005 (UTC)

Thanks a lot, that is perfect. Expect to see a new high profile missing list in the near future! Bluemoose 16:34, 26 July 2005 (UTC)
One other problem, how did you change names from Smith, David to David Smith? thanks Bluemoose 17:43, 26 July 2005 (UTC)
here is the text file, containing 40,000 entries, a small amount are duplication, ms claims encarta has 60,000 entries though, I guess either they dont put all on the net, or not all count as being encyclopedic. It would be great if you could redo that query in access, but dont worry about it, I have asked magnus about it too. thanks Bluemoose 08:52, 27 July 2005 (UTC)
Magnus ahs done it, no need to worry. thanks Bluemoose 09:10, 27 July 2005 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for the reminder. I'll convert the redirect page into an article on the genus to save Monstera from deletion.--Defrosted 23:16, 29 July 2005 (UTC)

Big favour[edit]

Hey, I just made 3 more lists User:Bluemoose/physics User:Bluemoose/astronomy User:Bluemoose/chemistry, and am working on User:Bluemoose/maths. And i need to remove those damn blues, I tried the method you recomended to me before, unfortunately, when i copy and paste into word all the links turn blue (must have a different version or something), so they cant be separated from those reds. Could you please try it on the 3 lists above, dont worry about the formatting - I can sort that out really easily, I have put spaces in between with no numbering so hopefully your task (if you can do it) will be made easier when you paste it all back into wikipedia (as it remain as a list that way).

I think all you need to do is copy it into word, do your thing, then copy back in the plain text, i'll sort it out from there.

If you don't have time/can't be bothered/can't do it/hate me, then don't worry about it, it's cool, thanks a lot Bluemoose 16:57, 31 July 2005 (UTC)

Thanks!! There is not nuch that can be done about those truncations, fortunately a lot are easily corrected. Nothing can ever be simple can it! User:Bluemoose/maths User:Bluemoose/maths2 User:Bluemoose/maths3 are up and ready. thanks again. Bluemoose 09:26, 1 August 2005 (UTC)
3 was bigger than the others, probably too big for word to handle all the links and spell checking, i have split it into User:Bluemoose/maths3 and User:Bluemoose/maths4, hopefully that will solve the problem. thanks --Bluemoose 09:17, 2 August 2005 (UTC)

Actually, i was just thinking about it, probably will get round to it this evening. good job on the above by the way, thanks Bluemoose 15:15, 2 August 2005 (UTC)

OK, it was actually pretty easy, User:Bluemoose/maths contains all the names, I tidied them up using find and replace in excel, and hopefully found all the truncated names, so it should be perfect other than the names are wrong way around, and blues need removing of course. Bluemoose 16:12, 2 August 2005 (UTC)

RfC concerning User:Maoririder[edit]

I see you've talked to Maoririder about his constant stub creation. Given his refusal to modify his behaviour, an RfC has been filed about him, found at: Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Maoririder. --Scimitar parley 18:15, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

  • I've never been involved with RfC before either, but if you're willing to give us a hand trying to get through to Maoririder, please sign on. --Scimitar parley 14:08, 10 August 2005 (UTC)


Thank you for your support of This week's Improvement Drive.
This week Spice trade was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help…

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of Test cricket records[edit]

Hi, I reversed the order of the progression tables as per your suggestion and agree that they now work better. Would you be prepared to reconsider your vote? Regards -- Iantalk 00:44, 15 August 2005 (UTC)

Leyton F.C.[edit]

Thanks for your message. I'm actually a Fisher fan but have an affection for Leyton as I used to live there. Shame about yesterday's match :( Jess Cully 14:35, 21 August 2005 (UTC)


Hi, Its a good question, and I don't know the answer right now as I am about to go away for a couple of weeks. I will email a contact at the DNB to see it he has any thoughts. Be in touch later. Apwoolrich 15:14, 23 August 2005 (UTC)

Ideal language[edit]

Hi, please have another look at my talk page. Frankly, I think the current solution (linking it to engineered language) is not a good solution. The phrase "logical languages (sometimes called loglangs or ideal languages) is definitely wrong to my mind. If you want, I'll take care of it, but give me a few days. Cheers, IJzeren Jan 09:21, 26 August 2005 (UTC)

remind me.....[edit] nominate you for adminship when you get a few hundred more edits. You would probably "pass" now, but quite a lot of regular voters are a bit pedantic about some kind of magical edit count threshold that seems to be approaching the 2k mark. Thats providing you want to be an admin of course. Martin - The non-blue non-moose 19:03, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hey OTB, thank you for reverting the vandalism on my user page recently. Cheers, SlimVirgin (talk) 20:43, September 9, 2005 (UTC)

Thank you very much![edit]

Wow, I've no idea how I missed your edits at List of books with the subtitle "Virtue Rewarded" on September 8. (Of course I have the page watchlisted.) Thanks for pinging me, and thanks even more for your great research. I've replied on the talk page. Take a look at how the list has now fleshed out! :-) Have you seen the tabular version of it at User:Bishonen/prettytable sandbox? It's a lot less verbose, and I like the systematics of it. ;-) What do you think, which is better? I'd use the same Lead in either case, I thought. I haven't put in anything from your new information in the prettytable version yet—hey, maybe you'd like to do that yourself? Summarized, like. Come on, have a go! Thanks again for your great input. Yours appreciatively, Bishonen | talk 10:18, 12 September 2005 (UTC)


Hello - you may not have noticed, but I have been watching your obituary "to do" list, and have added or augmented a couple of articles as a result. Although I haven't said so before, I think it is a useful list to compile (particularly as you have to move quickly with some of the broadsheets' websites, otherwise the obits become subscription only). I understand how much effort it must take: you haven't updated for a week or so - are you away, or have you given up? -- ALoan (Talk) 12:10, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

Missing drama[edit]

Hello – I just noticed your message on the talk page of BBC television drama suggesting some information on the wiping of drama programmes be added. I thought it was a good suggestion so I've added a paragraph to the end of the "Golden age of BBC drama" section – do let me know what you think, whether it covers the area sufficiently. Angmering 11:10, 25 September 2005 (UTC)

Your POPBot seems like a good idea. A few thoughts that came to mind. (1) Is it possible to alter it so that when the open proxies are editing the test page they enter a meaningful edit summary. (2) Is it necessary to edit on a live Wikipedia at all? Whatever the edit summary it will inevitably clog up recent changes to some extent. Is there not a test site somewhere running the same version of Mediawiki that you could use? (3) Do you have any sense of how much of a dent this will put in the problem? Are there any estimates of how many open proxies are out there, and at what rate your bot will find/block them? (4) Do the blocks work across all Wikimedia sites or just on enWiki? (5) Not knowing much about these things, is there any danger that genuine users will be trying to edit from the same IP address as these open proxies? OpenToppedBus - Talk to the driver 13:54, 30 September 2005 (UTC)
Good questions. 1) Not entirely since I'd rather not publish the proxy port and optional alternate IP for all to see until they're blocked, but I've added some human readable text at the front. 2) Yeah, I know how annoying bots on WP:RC are, but seeing as some people have been kind enough to block their open proxies from editing wikipedia this is the only way to be sure we're not hitting any of those. 3) A reasonably decent one I hope. I started doing this in january but had to abort it for technical reasons, and judging by the increase in userpage vandalism it caused I'd say at the very least it annoys people (those could have just been annoyed RC patrollers though :-P). I'm not aiming to block all open proxies, there's millions of those, but if I can block 99% of those that can be found on open proxy lists on the web, I think it makes life a lot harder for those that are trying to avoid blocking or want to puppeteer. 4) I'm only an admin here, so it's just here for the time being. Someone from a different wiki approached me about blocking open proxies there too though, and I'd be happy to provide lists to them or run the bot there too (the scanning phase would only have to happen here). 5) Yes, there are a few users who's ISP proxy are open proxy. We usually arrange for their proxy to not be permablocked or for some other workaround to be arranged; At the moment those ISPs have been getting their things in order though, because in the past few weeks two major ISPs that had their proxies open have locked them down. And of course there's a few people who run tor outproxies, but that's a rather easily solved problem, we just ask them to block the outproxy from editing wikipedia and then unblock them. --fvw* 14:08, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

WikiProject Theatre (Belated) Welcome[edit]

Thank you for becoming a member of WikiProject Theatre! With your hard work we hope to build a comprehensive compendium of theatrical knowledge here on Wikipedia. Since its founding in May of this year, not much has happened here so I have started a discussion on the project’s talk page to arouse some interest and discussion. There is also an updated list of items needing attention on the main project page. If you know of or happen to come across a theatre related article needing attention, feel free to post it on the page. Again, thanks for joining and I look forward to working with you! *Exeunt* Ganymead 20:01, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

List of Highest Mountains[edit]

Thanks - I'm flattered. No, I've done everything I can think of.
RachelBrown 12:04, 28 October 2005 (UTC)


Hello. To change your vote on the list of lists of mathematical topics, could you use the conventional strikethrough (as you see in DMHarvey's case)? Following the convention may help avoid confusion. Thanks. Michael Hardy 20:22, 28 October 2005 (UTC)

wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Acetic acid[edit]

Hi, you contributed to the FAC page for Acetic acid. The issues that you brought forward have all been taken weighted and implemented. Would you care to adjust your opinion by striking out your oppose in that, please? Wim van Dorst 23:09, 8 November 2005 (UTC).

Article on wikinews[edit]

Seems your article on Wikinews is now published :). Thanks for popping over and being a contributor. Brianmc 19:07, 22 November 2005 (UTC)


Hi. Someone has speedy-tagged the page a couple of times, someoen "else" (anon IP, no way of knowing) has blanked it or sections of it. I know you think the article needs NPOVing, maybe you'd like to try to engage them (they won't trust me because of my past involvement with things like the Which? article). Experience shows that an article is rarely fixed without the involvement of both sides. - Just zis  Guy, you know? [T]/[C] (W) AfD? 16:07, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

OTB, I know you're working on a new version. I'm happy to wait and see what you propose, but I strongly believe that the one-in-three claim should be on there (it is solely Smith's), and the "distraction" and "zone of optimum performance" claims also originate specifically with SafeSpeed. You may have trouble removing other content (or rather, keeping it out, SS's supporters are extremely vociferous, but I am surprised at how inactive they have been here so maybe we'll be OK). - Just zis  Guy, you know? [T]/[C] (W) AfD? 23:19, 28 November 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up[edit]

I blocked the page move vandal indefinitely. Thank you for alerting us in the edit summary. Some admins hang out in the vandalism room on IRC and we get alerts on stuff. Using the edit summary for stuff like that is very helpful. Thank you. --Woohookitty(cat scratches) 09:59, 24 November 2005 (UTC)

UK Roads...[edit]

have replied on the discussion page with my problems with your edits.

The Changes you made recently to the IR35 page[edit]

The Changes you made recently to the IR35 page. You've removed one claim (that of over 1000 investigations, 3 were found in breach of the rules). The actual figures are 1161 and 3. They are based on investigations dealt with by various companies who advise taxpayers. So this is not just a 'biased' claim but in fact is documented and can be verified. In the absence of the any statistics from the government they remain the only published figures.

Further that a person caught (and therefore taxed as an employee). Under current case law this is again perfectly possible since under current case law no contract would be found between the worker and the 'employer'. In IR35 it is the very things that prevent such a contract which are ignored. IR35 does not judge on the actual situation but on what it looks like and makes various assumptions which an Employment Appeals Tribunal has shown a marked reluctance to do.

Template:Vanua Levu[edit]

Hi there!

The IPA pronunciation is not only on the Vanua Levu template, but on all templates relating to Fijian geography - about 10 altogether, I think. This is because Fijian orthography is difficult for Foreigners (c pronounced as th, b as mb, q as a hard ng, and so on). Personally, I would have no objection to the removal of the pronunciation tips from the templates after I have completed the articles (currently stubs) on the various archipelagos, which will include a list of the islands in each archipelago, with the pronunciation. For now, I'd prefer to leave it in. David Cannon 10:40, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Yes, by all means please do add the pronunciation to the articles themselves. That's half of the job! Thanks! Then, when the archipelago articles are complete, we can take down the "scaffolding", which will shorten the templates and make them fit the articles more readily. By the way, the usual IPA convention is to enclose the pronunciation in single brackets, like this: [la u ða la]. Once again, thanks! David Cannon 11:31, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for all your hard work IPA'izing the Fiji island articles! In the next 48 hours or so, I'll expand the archipelago articles into lists, and remove the pronunciation from the templates. They the templates should fit many if not most of the pages:-) David Cannon 00:20, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

The Minor Barnstar[edit]

Minor Barnstar

Minor edits are often-overlooked, but essential, contributions to the Wikipedia. The Minor Barnstar is awarded for making minor edits of the utmost quality.

However I dont overlook them. for contribution on List of Oh My Goddess episodes as well as many other articles I hereby award you this barnstar. --Cool CatTalk|@ 22:40, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

You might be a wikignome... Dan100 (Talk) 13:55, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

My barnstar[edit]

Thanks very much - it's always nice to be appreciated. --OpenToppedBus - Talk to the driver 12:40, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

No problem, I think you deserved it. --Cool CatTalk|@ 14:15, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks and[edit]

Thanks for the advice you put on my page.

You could n't do me another favour. I am trying to find a way of explaining how Employers National Insurance works on the IR35 page. Chris seems to be under the impression that a client may pay it when in reality a client never pays it (only the actual employer pays it)

Also seems to think that the status of the contract (caught or otherwise) can be determined in advance. Again this never happens because the status can be based on a) Contracts never seen by the worker b) the way the contractor and client operate during the contract. PaulSC 18:46, 14 December 2005 (UTC)


I edited someone's user page accidentally beacuse it had been redirected from an article (CarlGrimmer) which you reverted - thanks - this at least let me discover the {userfy} tag. I hadn't realised that some people may create an article instead of a user page. Tim Fellows 10:54, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

LGA 1963[edit]

Yes. I have to admit I wasn't expecting someone to rise to the challenge as quickly as you did. But my trick worked. Thanks... Mrsteviec 14:35, 20 December 2005 (UTC)


Thank you for your question, I'm more than happy to share my reasoning.

There were four explicit "support" votes and three "oppose" votes, but two of those "oppose" votes were for references to be cited. Before promoting I looked at the article and saw that a references section had now been added, although those two opposers had not cleared their points. I therefore considered their objections (insofar as they related to references) to have been met.

Of those two opposers, Ianbrown's comments (he initially supported before spotting there were no references) suggested he was strongly minded to support the list once it was referenced. This fact I took into consideration. Nichalp had another objection: he suggested that the list was not useful. No other editor expressed the same concern, and I personally disagreed with him - it is a list that is useful for those wanting information on the London Underground. Overall I considered that it was not a valid objection.

You yourself had two comments in your objections, both of which, indeed, could have been dealt with. The first, and main one, concerned whether a tabular format was more appropriate. Although a fair objection, it is not a "killer" objection - ie it is one that, to my mind, can be outvoted, and here no other editor also raised this as an objection. Thryduulf (the list's sponsor) did not ignore your point, but instead mocked up what a tabular list would look like on User:Thryduulf/List of London Underground stations in table format, before he came to the view that it was better as is. Your point about the length of the lead section is again not a "killer" point - it is one that could be outvoted. Having discounted, after careful consideration, the other two opposes, I considered that your points were indeed outvoted.

You will note that I counted three "oppose", not four. Although Susvolans made a comment, which could not be addressed, he did not oppose featuring the list. I considered him to be neutral, whilst making what may be a useful comment.

I did consider alternatives, such as allowing Nichalp and Ianbrown to explicitly remove their objections insofar as they related to references, or allowing more time for further comments or to see if your lead section comment might be addressed. But on balance, I thought that as the references point was so clearly already addressed, and the other objections were in a minority, the list had enough support to be featured.

All the best, jguk 18:22, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Tony Burman bio[edit]

I saw your note, and contributions, at the Tony Burman bio. I just wanted to note that -- contrary to appearances -- I am not the subject of the article; we just have the same last name. The material in my draft was based on his official bio at I just thought, given the increasing importance of CBC News in covering world events (e.g., 9/11), that there ought to be more information about the service.

Thanks, JTBurman 18:22, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the trim. Further to similar past comments I've made about the potential value of a CBC News sub-article, however, I do not agree with the removal of the material about what the English Services Division actually is. I humbly submit that there was material in the bits you cut that is not duplicated elsewhere. JTBurman 07:06, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Re: Rassemblement Républicain pour la Démocratie au Rwanda[edit]

In response to your recent edit to this article, I started Talk:Rassemblement Républicain pour la Démocratie au Rwanda. Please comment there. Thanks, BanyanTree 16:44, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the catch on vandalism.[edit]

Hello there!

Thanks for the catch and reverting the spam in the Mind control article. Good job! Folajimi(talk)


Thank you, OpenToppedBus
Thank you! for voting in my RFA. It failed with a result of 31/11/2. However, thank you anyway for voting. If you have any comments, please say so here. Thank you!

Thanks for welcome[edit]

(Belated) thanks for the welcome when I first joined last June. Since then I have been contributing on and off depending on other workload. Kudos for the good work you do. Iani 17:05, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

RE: 1911 articles.[edit]

Agreed! Anyway, I am trying my best to bring those articles up to date. But I realize that sometimes my best is not good enough. I implore you to have patience with me. And any articles done by me which is being updated by other users is a welcoming move. I will try my best to slow down and produce good and updated articles. --Siva1979Talk to me 11:42, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Mário Cesariny[edit]

Thanks for your copyedit, most of the times my edits really need it, as I am not a native speaker. Keep your good work. Thanks! Afonso Silva 18:10, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Theatre[edit]

Comedy and tragedy masks.jpg
Please check out the new design for the WikiProject Theatre page. You could say that "project page envy" led to the redesign. The French WikiProject Theatre page was much nicer looking than ours, so I spent a little time redesigning it. In addition, a theatre article assessment project has been started. This project aims to examine theatre articles, rate them and note what work needs to be done.

Rambot demographics to past tense[edit]

Yes, I intend to do a few hundred more manually then let SmackBot loose on a few hundred a day. I think this is the sort of thing people get sensative about, so I want to be sure it's as right a I can get it. I have a list of about 36,000 articles, in population order for the bot, and lots of smaller lists for manual work. Unfortunately the "random" list I choose as a sample had several very big populations in it. The good thing is I've had none of the complaints that are normally generated by much more minor edits. Still only done a little over 100, though. Regards, Rich Farmbrough 18:09 10 March 2006 (UTC).
I'm up to villages of size 33 now... Cheers, Rich Farmbrough 12:13 11 March 2006 (UTC).

Better belated thanks, than none ever[edit]

Hello OTB. This is just a note of thanks for this welcome posted by you to my unregistered user talk page last summer. And who knows, maybe your message was that which sparked me to eventually register? ;) //Big Adamsky 19:20, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Carson Gulley[edit]

Thank you for notifying me of your changes to the article Carson Gulley. After reviewing the article, I still believe that the article is largely non-notable. The fact that Gulley participated in the Madison branch of the NAACP does not in and of itself make him a notable figure. Again, thank you for notifying me, but I fear I cannot justify changing my vote. Niffweed17, Destroyer of Chickens 20:35, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

I've struck out my delete, but not altered to keep. Incidentally, shouldn't you add an African American category? - Runcorn 20:50, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Podhoretz Photo[edit]

Thanks for the info, and a very easy solution. Photo has been removed. Eleemosynary 15:54, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Agreed. I think this is a sensible solution.

FL Tallest structures in Paris[edit]

You recently voted oppose for this article's request to become a featured list. The main or sole reason behind your choice to oppose was that there were many red links on the article. This was in the process of being attended to by Metropolitan well before I nominated this article for FL status, so I apologize that the article was not ready to become an FL as of then. Now, though, all but a few red links have been replaced by blue links.

For the time being, your oppose vote has been stricken out because your reason for opposing has been attended to. If you still believe this article should not become a featured list, please de-strike your comment and state a new reason. If you think that because of the lack of red links, it now deserves a support vote, kindly note that below your original vote and write "support". Thank you for your vote on that page. J@redtalk+ ubx  02:53, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Clarence Thomas page[edit]

Hi. If you get a second, would you mind stopping by the Clarence Thomas Talk page? I'm in a dispute with a user over whether the fact that Thomas performed, at his home, Rush Limbaugh's third wedding should be mentioned in the article. I think it does. The other user does not. I'd appreciate your input. Thanks. Eleemosynary 02:49, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

County flowers[edit]

Following the AfD debate, you may wish to join in a discussion taking place at Talk:Plantlife. SP-KP 18:54, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Asian brown cloud vandal[edit]

As you might have noticed, I've blocked the last two IPs used by the vandal. If you happen to spot further vandalism to that article before I see it, please do continue to revert and warn. You can then drop me a note on my talk page, as I am prepared to block any IP used by that user on sight (as they seem to be used by the same person). Thanks for helping out. Petros471 15:00, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

It does seem to be having some effect in this case, and as long as the blocks don't cause collatoral damage (they don't seem to so far) I'll continue blocking if the vandalism continues. Petros471 10:55, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

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Linking to Nazanin[edit]

I've responded over on my talk page...let me know if that clears it up! :) Thanks, Kickstart70-T-C 15:27, 2 May 2006 (UTC)


Thanks, I still don't know my way around Wikipedia.Blopij 16:31, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

thanks for help with samaritansUkbn2 14:54, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Manipur Bush Quail[edit]

Thank you! I saw the same story you did, and thought I'd look to see what other information might be available here. Finding a link to a non-existent page, I figured I could at least start a stub. I'm no expert on birds - just stumbled on the article. I noticed that you merged in your information with mine as I was coming back to add the reference to Hume. A great team effort!

- Tdoyle 17:06, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the Welcome Message[edit]

Well, that just about says it all, in fact! It was good of you to drop by and welcome me to Wikipedia, much appreciated. I am still finding my way around and enjoying the process no end. Thanks for giving me a cheery greeting. See you around, I hope. (Lanspergius 10:55, 3 July 2006 (UTC))


Thanks for the advice, I'll be sure to keep it in mind. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by SFairchild (talkcontribs) .

Is this your bounty?[edit]

An anonymous user seems to have added a template offering a bounty from you to the article Cairo Metro and possibly others. Is this indeed authorized by you? If not, you'll probably want to remove it. I can search the user's contributions (assuming I get online again before it's done) if you tell me which (if any) were authorized by you. --Icarus 16:51, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

About SFairchild spamming[edit]

I noticed that most contributions from user SFairchild were external links to one website. I was going to leave a message in his talk page but then saw you already did. The funny thing is, he answered to you (saying thanks for the advice) and then kept adding links. Any ideas on what to do? --Sjara (talk) 02:48, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

List of vegetable oils[edit]

Thank you for your kind words. When I first wrote "is intended to be", it was most definitely accurate! I'm glad that the article has outgrown the words. Thanks again for the encouragement. Don't know if you knew this, but the article's currently being considered as a featured list, so the encouragement is especially appreciated. --Waitak 15:18, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

Wonderful! Thank you! --Waitak 15:29, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

Sarah Jane Investigates[edit]

No apologies neccessary - I figured it might be something like that, anyway. --khaosworks (talkcontribs) 09:43, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Sangin District[edit]

OTB, thanks for creating the article on Sangin District. I've worked for a long time creating articles about Afghanistan. If Afghanistan is a subject you're interested in working on, I have created Wikipedia:Requested articles/Afghanistan. Cheers! Kingturtle 13:39, 6 August 2006 (UTC)


I noticed you put this article up for speedy deletion, and as a user of the word, I have cleaned up the article best I could and hope it can stay. If Cheese-eating surrender monkeys deserves a page, so does this.

--Kjs 11:06, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

If I was able to get a audio recording from the show (someone metitoned they got it to me once) would it be able to stay ?

I understand if not -- 18:48, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

The above comment was from me. I forgot to sign in. Sorry --Kjs 18:49, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your help on this matter. Whilst it would have been nice to have the article around long enough for it to have been worked on and developed, I feel there is little I can do now.

Thanks anyway --Kjs 20:05, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Thank You OTB[edit]

You do great work here, (in particular, helped me learn of the "American Peterloo;" if only we had an American P.Shelley to commerate it, maybe it wouldn't be so unknown; though with the way things are today, it probably would still be lost) please keep it up! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

research request[edit]

Hi there, Got your note about Constance Holme; I'm looking into it! Best, phoebe 17:20, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

re: Research request[edit]

Sorry it has taken so long to reply. Is the request still open?

lots of issues | leave me a message 21:48, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

KGVF and charities[edit]

Well, ok. But what do you suggest? It is a little known fact that these fields are charities, but each field will never warrant an article of its own, thus categorising the list in this manner appeared valid. So I am open to suggestions. Fiddle Faddle 16:13, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Featured list nomination[edit]

As a person that commented on the prior nomination, I wanted to let you know that I have renominated the Featured list candidates/List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Please comment on the nomination - thx --Trödel 14:13, 5 December 2006 (UTC)


I notice that you removed the merger proposals from the pages for Farah and Qala i Naw. I have no particular disagreement with your action on Farah, but the action on Qala i Naw seems a little strange. In effect the merger proposal gets rid of a disambigulation page which disambigulates an article from a non-existant article. This seems to be creating disambigulation pages just for the sake of it. Do you want to have another look at it? Skinsmoke 00:39, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

I don't feel strongly if you really want to merge the Qala I Naw pages. In general, though, I'm not averse to disambiguation pages where one of the entries is non-existent, as long as there's an expectation that it will be created in the future (and that should be our expectation with all geographical placenames). But like I say, I'm not too bothered - Farah always concerned me more. --OpenToppedBus - Talk to the driver 16:33, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Hello,i am trying to help you with the mess in Ghazni Province,but it'll take a while,so do not be angry if I remove or chnge your page in the administrative section,which is out of data.Drjmarkov 19:52, 9 January 2007 (UTC)drjmarkov

The maps for Helmand and Kandahar are inaccurate. Kandahar is missing Zhari district and Helmand doesn't reflect the actual shapes of the districts. I'm not a frequent Wikipedia editor/ contributor so I'm not sure how else to address this or add a new map. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:53, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Felix Kulov[edit]

Please remember to cite your sources. You did not do so on Felix Kulov. I have done so for this page. KazakhPol 20:14, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Afghan Districts[edit]

Is there a local name for the districts? Like the provinces being called "velayat"? Thanks! Rarelibra 15:23, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

I just added a list of districts, listed by province, to 'flesh out' the Districts of Afghanistan page. If you could let me know any errors/changes, I would appreciate it. I got this from some rather high detail (but older) maps of the districts, before the added provinces a few years ago. Rarelibra 16:16, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Another editor has listed an article that you have been involved in editing, Qurghan District, at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Qurghan District. Please look there to see why this is, if you are interested in whether it should be deleted. Thank you. --Eastmain 17:27, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Just a thought[edit]

You and SiobhanHansa seem to be the only people doing much on the UK charities pages. They need some serious work: loads of stubs, inconsistency on linking to their charity commission page or Guidestar page. Any interest in setting up a little wikiproject and trying to agree on content etc. Am leaving identical note for SiobhanHansa--BozMo talk 11:20, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Request for Peer Review[edit]

Hi there. Since you're on the Wikipedia:WikiProject Afghanistan, I thought I should let you know, that've requested a peer review for the article on Zohra Daoud here. I'll appreciate your feedback, thanks.Zainub 13:37, 7 February 2007 (UTC)


Why is it that you would remove a link to AskMeNow in the 'see also' section of mobile search but leave the link to windows live search. How does that make any sense? AskMeNow deals specifically in mobile search and is using some fairly revolutionary semantic search technology. You've also marked the article for AskMeNow as spam. I don't understand, everything in the article is factual. The list goes on.

See reply on User talk:Mironearth. --OpenToppedBus - Talk to the driver 10:02, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
That was out of line. And it certainly does seem like you've initiated some sort of personal vendetta against the AskMeNow entry. The old entry you keep reverting to has incorrect information. The company changed it's name and stock symbol in December, the application offering has moved far beyond a single BlackBerry platform to include all major mobile OS's as well as a universal SMS product and enterprise search engine offering, and there is barely any mention of how the search works. Also, the company does have proprietary search technology. You're arguing, and I'm still not sure why, that AskMeNow shouldn't be considered a search technology company because they send back answers instead of links. Ask Jeeves uses natural language search technology to send back answers to queries... are they not a search engine? I've made many revisions to the article to try and make it acceptable within the "subtleties of what's acceptable". Please stop reverting to innacurate versions. I'd also invite you to try using both windows live mobile search and compare it to askmenow's mobile search offering and then re-consider who should be linked on the mobile search page.
I don't mind if you edit the content at all. I was frustrated that you kept reverting back to old innacurate versions or tagging it as spam. Since I added the disclaimer to my last revision asking users to edit content, a couple of users did just that. I took what was there and used microsoft live for mobile as a template. I'll assume you don't have a problem with that entry since you left the link to them on mobile search and removed AskMeNow's. I've done my best to only state facts. Does the current revision work for you? If not what do I need to change? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mironearth (talkcontribs) 18:32, 16 February 2007 (UTC).

Afghan districts[edit]

responded on my talk page ;) Rarelibra 12:52, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

International Music Score Library Project[edit]

Hello! Can I ask you why it is apparently not accepted by you to write about Mediawiki in an encyclopedia article? To my opinion, it's objective, verifiable information with a neutral point of view. Thanks! --Dr. Friendly 17:19, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

OTB will no doubt reply but I guess its WP:ASR although I think this guideline isn't always well understood. I guess it undermines the content of WP if we keep talking about ourselves. This one is a bit marginal. --BozMo talk 19:05, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
Indeed, that was the policy I was following. I don't, however, have a problem with talking about MediaWiki - indeed, if you look at my edit you'll see that all I've done is to remove a slightly woolly reference to the software being "quite similar to that of Wikipedia itself" with a more specific mention of MediaWiki. --OpenToppedBus - Talk to the driver 08:40, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. Dr. Friendly 10:11, 18 July 2007 (UTC)


If you hadn't commented on a particular silly article, I'd have never even imagined that Uganda even had any tabloids! Good call, by the way. —Travistalk 03:01, 31 August 2007 (UTC)


Hi there. Most of the article that you contributed on Pilleth appears to be a copyvio from the Friends of Pilleth website, listed as an external libnk on the article. Rather than immediately launching into the Copyvio procedures, I thought it best to bring it up with you first. Are you involved with the Friends of Pilleth, or otherwise have permission to use their Copyright material? --OpenToppedBus - Talk to the driver 15:08, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your note! I am a member of the Friends of Pilleth, but taking a look thought it could do with a revamp - an Anon editor had added much re the battle, which I removed; and I added more text and references with ref section. Let me know what you think. Rgds, - Trident13 20:45, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
Brilliant work - thanks! I've made some minor edits just to get rid of single-sentence paragraphs (which are often stylistically frowned-upon) - I think you've made it into an exemplary short article. --OpenToppedBus - Talk to the driver 08:48, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

McCarthy Building[edit]

I apologize for missing your talk page notes. I have replied.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 17:24, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

There's a question for you at...[edit]

...Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of basic geography topics

The Transhumanist    03:57, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Falkland Islands articles[edit]

Dear OpenToppedBus, thanks for your comment. Regarding the suggested merger between the 'Origins' and the 'Falkland Islanders' articles, I am not ethusiastic for reasons that are both of substance and technical; indeed I did consider and disfavoured such an option in advance as I took part in drafting both articles, and the present situation and prospects seem to confirm my original reasoning.

The current size of ‘Origins’ is already 21.6 KB. Furthermore, the article has a great potential for development, especially its sections on ‘Late 19th to early 20th century’ and ‘Post-Falklands War’, with more relevant aspects, details and sources on the contribution of various nations to shaping the Falklander identity (something on which I am working together with JacobNapoleon). Along with that development (which in particular would entail a better balance too), the article’s length may well exceed 30 or indeed 40 KB, closer to the point where Wikipedia:Article size advises to start considering the possibility for division not merger.

Second, if merged within the present ‘Falkland Islanders’ article the 'Origins' one would account for over 90% of the combined volume, making such a merged article fairly disproportional. On the other hand, if the other sections of the merged article (culture, geographic distribution etc.; even history as ‘origins’ is not exactly ‘history’) were more or less proportionally developed to reduce the share of its ‘Origins’ section to say 1/3 or less, then the overall length would be more than 60 KB, at which point Wikipedia:Article size says ‘Probably should be divided’.

And last but definitely not least, at its present level of information content and detail (to be further elaborated) the article is already too technical for the general ‘Falkland Islanders’ article.

Regarding the ‘Demographics’ title; Wikipedia seems to lack a unified approach there, which seems a little odd to me; there are French people, Scottish people, Britons, Spanish people etc. articles, but no "American people" (US Americans that is) or "Argentine people" articles, only Demography of the United States and Demographics of Argentina — and both Brazilian people and Demography of Brazil, as if the Americans or Argentines are some collection of different ethnic groups and less of a nation than the French or the Brazilians! As a matter of fact many ‘Demography of’ titles seem to have been copy-pasted from the CIA World Factbook, where however they are section titles not article titles. Best, Apcbg 13:39, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of basic geography topics[edit]

Your objections have been addressed. Please take a look at the article now. I can hardly recognize it myself. The Transhumanist 07:24, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Is it up to scratch yet? The Transhumanist 02:05, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

FLC discussion continued[edit]

The discussion you participated in continues at Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of basic geography topics. The Transhumanist 04:16, 4 November 2007 (UTC)


Many thanks for drawing attention to the map; I missed that one. You should see the nonsense that turns up every so often. The Falklands were Argentinean and Gibraltar was Spanish for a number of months over here. -- Chris.B | talk 15:25, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Theatre March 2008 Newsletter[edit]

G M Thomas[edit]

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List of Israeli Cities[edit]

Thanks for the comments - I've addressed and replied to them at the FLC page. Flymeoutofhere (talk) 15:02, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

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For your help with India House. rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 17:04, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Request re:India House[edit]

Hello OpenTopped Bys, I was wondering if I could ask you for one more favour. You may remember you helped out a lot by copyediting India House last month. This artilce is currently listed for FAC. A reviewer in the FAC mentioned quite strongly that the text is not upto the mark. I thought it would help a lot if you had a look and suggested any improvement you feel maybe neccessary. Please understand that I am neither looking for your support in the FAC, nor am I asking you to comment on wether it deserves or not to be FA, since I realise this would be canvassing. Nontheless, any comments on improving the article would be extremely welcome. rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 01:37, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Goshta District[edit]

Thanks for your feedback on the Goshta District clean-up. It is reassuring to have someone that knows a lot more about the subject than me review it say "o.k.". Aymatth2 (talk) 13:40, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of Vancouver SkyTrain stations[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Lashkargah District[edit]

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List of celebrity and notable guest appearances in Doctor Who[edit]

There's a new AfD nomination for an article you've previously discussed. Please stop by to voice your opinions again. CzechOut | 12:12, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

About the district matching in Afghanistan...[edit]

Hey OpenTop, i've checked all the references that you posted and it's indeed the most recent up-to-date info I've ever seen ever since after June 2005. However, I have added and/or updated this article as it should be, with all the 398 districts (the newly created ones have been briefly explained with its former area-owned districts. Take care. jlog3000 (talk) 00:06, 28 September 2009 (UTC)


No problem. I have a temporary contract at a public organization but I finished the necessary work a month in a half. I started rearranging the information i had gathered over the past 3 months on the common driver at work, but most of the people who work here check wikipedia before they check anywhere else, and its much easier to organize it like that. So I've had lots of time to update things regarding Afghanistan, human rights abuses, etc. that can be used here at work. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Grant bud (talkcontribs) 11:53, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Pepper v Hart[edit]

this discussion/comment request may interest you. Regards, Ironholds (talk) 06:48, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your contribution to 'Origins of Falkland Islanders'[edit]

Please continue to edit Origins of Falkland Islanders. Any help you can give is welcome and needed. Michael Glass (talk) 13:04, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

PS If you want to see what I am up against, check out this [1]. Michael Glass (talk) 14:38, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Nomination of Adetona Gabriel Balogun for deletion[edit]

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I hadn't logged in for a while so I didn't see this notice until the article had already been deleted, but I agree that the deletion is entirely appropriate. --OpenToppedBus - Talk to the driver 11:13, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Famous/notable players[edit]

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Neal's Yard Remedies - Edits[edit]

Rjhaccount (talk) 10:02, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Hi there, I am keen to open a discussion with you regarding the Neal's Yard Remedies page - I would like to make some additions to the content as I feel for the 30 years the brand has been around, there is a lot of information that could and should be included in order to give a much fuller view of both the brand itself and it's history and also the work it has done over it's lifespan. I would like to know what your feelings are regarding me making these additions and whether you forsee any issues in me going ahead and doing this. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rjhaccount (talkcontribs) 09:57, 19 August 2011 (UTC) Rjhaccount (talk) 10:02, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

RFC at List of Israeli cities[edit]

There's a RFC at to talk:List of Israeli cities#RfC: Are Israeli settlements Israeli cities? about weather the articles inclusion of Israeli settlements (with city status) as "Israeli cities" in this context original research, or otherwise problematic. I'm telling you this because you were a participant at Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of Israeli cities where, by my understanding, it was decided to call them "Israeli cities" and the purpose of the RFC is to review that decision. Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talk) 20:15, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

RFC at List of Israeli cities[edit]

There's a RFC at to talk:List of Israeli cities#RfC: Are Israeli settlements Israeli cities? about weather the articles inclusion of Israeli settlements (with city status) as "Israeli cities" in this context original research, or otherwise problematic. I'm telling you this because you made a related post on the article talk page. Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talk) 20:37, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

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