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Hello Picapica. I was just looking at your edit to Cider, and whilst the stylistic changes look broadly fine, albeit I can't see any need for "of the beverage", we should avoid linking terms such as US, Canada and France - Cider edit. The relevant policy is WP:OVERLINK, "the following are not usually linked: ... The names of major geographic features and locations". Edwardx (talk) 17:06, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your comment, E. I'll bear the guideline you mention (which I'd previously been only very vaguely aware of) more closely in mind in future! -- Picapica (talk) 07:53, 18 October 2015 (UTC)


Hi! Do you remember this discussion back in 2005–2006?

Could you look at this:

(The page has been renamed quite a few times since then.) --Moscow Connection (talk) 21:42, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the "heads-up", MC. I've posted a short note at User_talk:C0re1980#Nederlandse Publieke Omroep, but I will have a more thorough look at all of this as soon as I have time (tomorrow, I hope). -- Picapica (talk) 22:16, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! You'll probably need three links:
  1. Dutch public broadcasting system
  2. Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (organization)
  3. Dutch Public Broadcasting (A disambiguation page. A better place for it would probably be "Netherlands Public Broadcasting" or "Nederlandse Publieke Omroep"; both currenly have lots of incoming links and redirect to "Dutch public broadcasting system".) --Moscow Connection (talk) 22:38, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, MC and C0re1980. I didn't in fact get enough time today to do much more than cast an eye over this (not uncomplicated – and still very much evolving) subject area, but I can see that a good overall structure has taken shape at last in respect of the topic as handled here. As it's one that deserves care and attention – I'd like, for example, to "disentangle" a little more the histories of such entities as the NOS (where the name has remained but the role has changed, sometimes radically, more than once!) – I will return to it as soon as I can block off, say, half a day, to deal with it thoroughly. -- Picapica (talk) 21:10, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

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Bypassing redirects[edit]

Please do not edit "to cut out a redirect" as you did here. Such redirects are not broken, so there is no need to alter them. --Redrose64 (talk) 21:16, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

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I randomly like you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg I like your user page and your contributions list, and the Japanese box on your user page cracked me up! I saw your name in the Rendaku history, and thought you meant the Japanese wikt:ぴかぴか, which Pica pica would love, anyway!

BTW, if you are certain of the identification of the bird in that image on your page, you might want to add it to the image's info page. ... Randomly out! Bye! Geekdiva (talk) 13:00, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Arigato gozaimashita, Geekdiva. あなたはとても親切です。My totem bird has returned to her nest clutching ピカピカ (= glitter, sparkle) in her beak (how could she resist?), and I too have added the term to my user page. -- Picapica (talk) 15:42, 26 October 2016 (UTC)