User talk:Peter James

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A cupcake for you![edit]

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg  ;) CookieMonster755 (talk) 22:55, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Re closing of Mitchells & Butlers' Ground[edit]

Peter, when you execute a move that is listed at WP:RM you should properly close the RM per the instructions at WP:RMCI. Failing to do so leaves the RM open in backlog and its confusing for regular closers to find RMs that don't need any attention. If you need assistance in the future, please contact an admin to help. I closed this one for you. --Mike Cline (talk) 20:07, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

RE: Hernando de Soto

Peter, I placed an answer to your question on my Talk page, but I wanted to answer you here as well. There is a standing request for comment on the Hernando de Soto Talk page which outlines the serious issues with the so-called "White Ranch" site, including the possibility that site represents a hoax. The two users calling themselves "LisaWalsh" and "DalvarMartinez" have been asked repeatedly to address those issues and have repeatedly refused to do so. Accordingly, the edits were reverted until those questions have been addressed, particularly since Boyer has published a peer-reviewed paper on the work at the Richardson site.Veritas20132014 (talk) 01:51, 1 November 2015 (UTC)


Requested move[edit]

Hi, I've started a discussion at Talk:Westfield Derby about moving articles to "Intu" X and I'm only notifying you as you participated in a previous move,
BTW sorry if you got a ping earlier - Something went wrong so figured I'd just post this to everyone instead, Fun times! Face-grin.svg,
Anyway thanks, –Davey2010Talk 23:27, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

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your revert about VFD[edit]

Hi, concerning https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=VFD&oldid=prev&diff=609948330 : You seem to say that disambiguation pages should not list self-contained definitions but only links to existing pages. I don't agree and I think on the contrary often those pages list self-contained definitions, and this is very valuable content of WP. Am I wrong? Can you point to a guideline page that confirms your argument? Thanks! (PS: I also think it's wrong when you say (1) no link to a relevant article: WP:VFD is a relevant article, and also when you say "it's unlikely that such a page will be created" [since it already does exist ; and also, since google finds 53 000 hits for the exact phrase "vote for deletion"].) — MFH:Talk 13:35, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

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Merger discussion for Black pudding[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing—Black pudding —has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Hairy Dude (talk) 01:29, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

Hi PJ. Just so you know we had the list at that page because it was where the original block was placed and that helped to inform people that weren't aware of the situation. While I understand your reasoning for the move we should make David J Johnson and Betty Logan aware of the move so that they can watchlist the new page. Thanks for your time. MarnetteD|Talk 22:15, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your followup posts to their talk pages. I should have mentioned that I thought my pings in the above message would let them know but your personal touch of leaving specific messages is appreciated. Best regards. MarnetteD|Talk 22:28, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
I wasn't sure what was counted as a ping, or whether it was possible to know whether a ping had been successful - there are options to switch them off. Peter James (talk) 22:44, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Yep those pings can be tricky. I hope that you have a pleasant week. MarnetteD|Talk 23:04, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Page added to my watchlist. Many thanks & regards, David J Johnson (talk) 13:07, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

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Shorten article[edit]

Hi User:Peter James, on Maiorana, should "of" be added where it says: "dialectic term for a type [(of)] oregano"?
It won't let me make edits to the Maiorana page, but this might be a mistakes, also the article has some questionable sources and needs shortening, let me know please, cheers.--Theo Mandela (talk) 23:15, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Yes - I've also changed it to "dialectal" which I think was the correct word, and removed a name that required a reference (the linked article has some but they seem to be unavailable - all "not found" or redirects to the sites' home pages). There may be more changes needed, but you should be able to edit the article, unless there was a temporary error or an external link was blocked by a blacklist - it isn't protected and I can't see anything in the edit filter log. Peter James (talk) 23:40, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks User:Peter James, I've tried since you edited, but still can't edit Maiorana? I noticed Macdonald surname could do with some work, infobox should be removed and it's info added to article (like Maiorana), also it calls the name Irish a lot when really it's Gaelic Scottish (and perhaps Ulster Northern Irish), I can edit, but a bit busy with new music articles at moment, like "Feels" - Calvin Harris and "Instruction" - Jax Jones.--Theo Mandela (talk) 17:49, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
The article is not protected, what happens when you go to edit it? Peter James (talk) 17:33, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
User:Peter James, it won't let me click or type words in, I think I could edit if I wasn't logged in, but then it wouldn't show under my name. You've made it good so no need for me to add anything now, just the fact I can't even if I wanted to. What do you think of Macdonald, should Irish be removed as origin? Thanks, --Theo Mandela (talk) 23:00, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
It should be possible to edit, if not you could ask at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical). I agree about Macdonald - it seems to be primarily a Scottish name according to the sources, which isn't clear from the article. If unsure you could use the article's talk page or the talk page of any WikiProject linked there (in this case, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Anthroponymy). Peter James (talk) 22:48, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
User:Peter James, here [1] that gives Patrick Hanks as a reference which is good and has Scottish as the only origin but that in Ireland it "derived most often from Scottish settlers who arrived in to the Province of Ulster in the seventeenth century", if you can show me how to phrase it here please, I'll add it to article.--Theo Mandela (talk) 06:35, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

July 2017[edit]

Information icon Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. You appear to be repeatedly reverting or undoing other editors' contributions. Although this may seem necessary to protect your preferred version of a page, on Wikipedia this is known as "edit warring" and is usually seen as obstructing the normal editing process, as it often creates animosity between editors. Instead of reverting, please discuss the situation with the editor(s) involved and try to reach a consensus on the talk page.

If editors continue to revert to their preferred version they are likely to be blocked from editing Wikipedia. This isn't done to punish an editor, but to prevent the disruption caused by edit warring. In particular, editors should be aware of the three-revert rule, which says that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Edit warring on Wikipedia is not acceptable in any amount, and violating the three-revert rule is very likely to lead to a block. Thank you. Moxy (talk) 22:56, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

The dispute was about whether Riley should be redirected to O'Reilly. Obviously it shouldn't as it isn't only a version of the Irish name. It looks like the other editor is the same person who removed the English version before. Peter James (talk) 20:20, 7 July 2017 (UTC)