User talk:RudolfRed

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Hello, RudolfRed and Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by using four tildes (~~~~) or by clicking Insert-signature.png if shown; this will automatically produce your username and the date. Also, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field with your edits. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! Joyson Prabhu Holla at me! 06:34, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
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Typo team[edit]

Have you seen Wikipedia:Typo Team? That's the co-ordination page for the project's typo-fixing specialists. -- John of Reading (talk) 11:33, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

No, I hadn't seen that. Thanks for the pointer. RudolfRed (talk) 19:17, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
And you're doing a good job!--Bbb23 (talk) 23:16, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Movie Title[edit]

Hi Rudolf

Thannk you for the hint but Romeo and Juliet whether it is set in modern times it is a story of its own.

Regards Dona Lay — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:51, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Frequency (2000 Film)[edit]

The plot summary doesn't give enough info. Have you seen the movie called Frequency? Detective Shepard knocks out Frank at a Night-Club Bathroom. 1 of Frank's friends is Detective Satch. Does Frank tell Detective Satch that he got knocked out by Detective Shepard? Why doesn't Satch interrogate Shepard?( (talk) 08:26, 29 January 2012 (UTC)).

Help desk Q[edit]

I've made a suggestion in answer to your question at WP:HD#searching foreign Wiki?. Mjroots (talk) 07:48, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Email addresses at the help desk[edit]

I have two comments on this diff. One, when you remove an email address it's nice to replace it with {{details removed}}, which displays as a clickable link to an explanatory page; two, you didn't explain why you removed the email address. I tend to use "I have removed your email address to protect your privacy", but some of the other helpers use {{subst:HD/cd}}.

But thank you for diving in at the Help Desk - the more helpers the better! -- John of Reading (talk) 08:10, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia! Drop by the Teahouse anytime for a cup of tea, or some help with editing![edit]

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Hello! RudolfRed, you are invited to join other new editors and friendly hosts in the Teahouse. An awesome place to meet people, ask questions and learn more about Wikipedia. Please join us! Sarah (talk) 21:27, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Don't bite?[edit]

The guy calls us nauseating, and worse; and you tell me not to "bite" him? Civility has its limits. --Orange Mike | Talk 03:43, 28 April 2012 (UTC)


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Hello, RudolfRed. You have new messages at Wikipedia:Help desk.
Message added 00:47, 6 May 2012 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Ryan Vesey Review me! 00:47, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Bedrock City thanks[edit]

Thanks for the reply to my question about Bedrock City's Mt. Rockmore. I should have read the WP article. -- Zanimum (talk) 23:48, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

Help desk talkback[edit]

I've been spamming the talk pages of various help desk editors to let them know about the help desk talkback message that was recently created. I apologize if you knew of this already. If you don't know about it, information can be found at Wikipedia talk:Help desk#Help desk talkback script. Ryan Vesey Review me! 22:15, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

Help desk[edit]

Just edit-conflicted with you on that latest question, didn't need to repost though since your comment was virtually identical to mine. (Not sure what you're referring to, but you can edit any article you like. Just find an article you want to improve and be bold) Great minds and all that :) --Jac16888 Talk 21:38, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Use of Astray[edit]

You've become a regular at the help desk; welcome to the cabal! I just wanted to bring to your attention your use of {{astray}} earlier tonight. I created the template for a specific type of question we get where there's a real indication in a person's post that they think we are affiliated with the subject of an article they've seen, thinks we are the official site of the topic they read about or similar misunderstandings. Classic examples: 12345. When a user is asking a general knowledge question there is no reason to think this is the case, and so they should be simply referred to the reference desk, for which we have {{RD1}} {{RD2}} and {{RD3}}. I actually nominated the template for deletion, despite its usefulness for its proper application, because it is being so often used where one of the RD templates belong instead. When it was kept, some who participated recommended I bring it up on the answerer's talk page when I saw the problem occur. I always knew I could do that, but felt it might be seen as a little brazen. But since it's continuing, I came over here to broach the issue and hope you don't take this the wrong way. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 03:59, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for the explanation and the guidance. I appreciate it. RudolfRed (talk) 04:39, 11 June 2012 (UTC)


For fixing my absent-minded typo at Anne Rice. I appreciate it. Evanh2008 (talk|contribs) 01:51, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Barnstar awarded![edit]

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Awarded to you for outstanding work in correcting spelling errors.
On behalf of your fellow editors (and the millions of Wikipedia readers)... Thank you!

Senator2029talk 12:09, 25 June 2012 (UTC)


Thank you. RudolfRed (talk) 01:54, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

The Beatles poll[edit]

Hello — this message is to inform you that there is currently a public poll to determine whether to capitalize the definite article ("the") when mentioning the band "THE BEATLES" mid-sentence. As you've previously participated either here, here, or here, your input would be appreciated. Thank you for your time. Jburlinson (talk) 21:23, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

I'm having trouble recalling particpating in that discussion. I looked at the linked pages, and the only thing I could find is that I responded to an edit request that is not related to this topic. Am I missing something? RudolfRed (talk) 04:08, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
You're right, I think your comment was on a somewhat different topic, but it was included in a thread regarding uppercase vs. lowercase usage of the name "The Beatles", so I thought you might have an interest in the topic. There's an effort to try to blanket as many editors as possible who might have an opinion. I just didn't want anyone who might want to contribute to be unaware of the poll. Sorry for bothering you. Best wishes. Jburlinson (talk) 19:18, 18 September 2012 (UTC)


Thank you for your assistance in redirecting AT&T to AT&T Corp when that was intended. I understand you don't believe AT&T should be redirected to AT&T Inc when that is intended. However, the following users have all agreed with me that my redirect requests to AT&T Inc are in good faith and have acted on them.

Also, User:JHunterJ at WT:D#AT&T and User:BD2412 at WT:WPDAB#AT&T have also agreed that the approach is in good faith though they have not acted on any edit requests. I submit that there is at least sufficient consensus that it would be appropriate to ask you not to watch for or decline any further such requests, but simply to let them be decided by other users. The discussion is already in the right fora but I wouldn't mind if you wish to add to it there or expand it elsewhere. Thank you for your understanding. (talk) 15:11, 24 October 2012 (UTC)


And what if I don't know their e-mail address?, I just saw him on TV. Thanks for your help. Netwwork (talk) 23:20, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

You can search by name and see if you can find him that way, but in LinkedIn you are only supposed to add people to your network that you know. You should ask the question back on the reference desk, maybe someone else will have the answer. RudolfRed (talk) 22:32, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

Hayley Atwell Is Half American[edit]

Please Change Her Nationality As American-english as she is half america Precisely Native American-

Read This-Hayley was two after her parents divorced, is of part Native American descent. The half American, half British genes and an upbringing of complete openness (she describes her mother as her best friend) may also go some way to explaining why Hayley may succeed in her am

Link And — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:44, 8 November 2012 (UTC)


Dear RudolfRed,

You recently denied the edit request on North Cyprus Country page, and noted that I didn't need permission to edit on a semi-protected page. I don't understand this unfortunately, as I have been working for over 3 months, on adding this information which brings both the economy section up to date and the rise of the Kulaksiz 5 'landmark' case, deciding the fate of thousands of peoples homes.

Please help me to change this article, I have been from pillar to post, and I am sure I am further away now than I have ever been, from having the additional information published and live.

Kind regards,


p.s. I am making my best efforts to understand the world of Wiki, but apparently am not learning fast enough.

ToZero (talk) 15:35, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

I will not be very active on Wikipedia for the near future. You can place {{Edit request}} template on the page, and another editor will see it and help you. RudolfRed (talk) 16:32, 7 December 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for the help. I was able to get 1 to work, but When I tried the 2nd it copied the 1st. As well as it only copied it as the ref name instead of the rest of the citation. --Boyd7854 (talk) 04:44, 8 December 2012 (UTC)Boyd7854

Unionville, Ontario[edit]

Thanks for the catch in the Unionville, Ontario talk page. I didn't even know you could ask for changes that way! This guy has a similar IP address to the ones that caused us to request semi-protected status in the first place (due to incessant editing wars)! Jpaulm (talk) 02:20, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

help desk[edit]

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thankyou for your guidance intraining Jack In 21:14, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Just a note[edit]

I don't know how anyone else feels, but I appreciate the way you handled this. Far too many editors would've been brusque or dismissive. You were willing to assume there was real pain and need in the request, and to think of the person behind it. Cynwolfe (talk) 01:05, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

A pie for you![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg Thanks for helping with trolls on McDonalds talk page, they just won't quit Warren (talk) 21:58, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on Aladdin (1992 Disney film)[edit] (talk) 03:39, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

You don't need to leave a link on my talk page. The article will be added to the list at WP:SPER where any interested editor will see it and act on it. RudolfRed (talk) 03:49, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Okay. (talk) 03:54, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Please do not encourage bad practices in advice on the Help Desk.[edit]

I refer to your post at WP:Help desk#ANGOSTURA AROMATIC BITTERS. Please don't tell newbies and particularly not people with such a clear cut obvious COI to directly edit the article. Advice on the help desk should alway be in accordance with "best practice" options. See WP:BEANS. Thanks Roger (talk) 18:21, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Watching talk but not user page[edit]

I just noticed that you hadn't edited your .css page so I thought I'd leave a note to see if you've saw the reply I left and ask if you needed any more specific assistance. Ryan Vesey 02:54, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

I did see your reply. Thanks for the tip. I don't watch many pages, so I'm not going to change my .css right now. If I start watching more talk-only pages, I'll try it. Thanks for checking. RudolfRed (talk) 03:04, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Your help desk answer[edit]

Regarding this question, I just saw it for the first time and you said to the person who asked the question that to find out about the history of viewing a page, you should go to "View history". When I am not signed in, that is the page that shows the history of edits.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 20:42, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Thankie Dankie Thankie Dankie[edit]

Thanks! Or Dankie (is what we say in South Africa) for answering me on the helpdesk! I am always looking for new friends on here and I think you are one of them. Rudolf was my fathers name and he was efficent at answering questions too. Your name suggests you like Christmas, I love Christmas and giving presents. And I am giving you the present of my friendship. Have a great evening! (or day/morning, if your in Australia mate!) --Listen000t-gam (talk) 19:08, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

USB 1/2/3[edit]

Thanks for your good faith response but when you respond to a question please please don't just post what you think is the answer when in fact you, just like myself, don't know much about it. The only thing I already knew when posting my question was that at least certain USB cords (which happened to be USB 1) didn't work like USB 2. Sure, one can use them but they usually, (as I know now after getting lucky in my further research,) don't give you the USB 2 advantage, thus there is no sense in having a USB 2 component wired to a high speed port with an outdated USB 1 cord. Ergo: We both are a little bit smarter by now ;) TMCk (talk) 03:30, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

May you please answer my question on the Wikipedia Help Desk?[edit]

I saw that you responded to my side remark on the Wikipedia Help Desk, but you did not answer my actual question which was how to cite sources. In the question, I explained how WP:RS and WP:REFB didn't help me at all. May you please answer my question on the Help Desk? Keeby101 (talk) 03:47, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Friday pageview stats[edit]

According to the dump pages the data is out there for yesterday's page views. Why isn't the pageview statistic page updating?--TonyTheTiger (T/C/WP:FOUR/WP:CHICAGO/WP:WAWARD) 16:25, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Pending semi-protection request[edit]

Hi RudolfRed. Thank you for reading my request with regards to the List of best-selling albums in the Philippines page. I just want to know why my request was disapproved.

Nofoolz (talk) 03:00, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

The page is not semi-protected. Any interested editor (such as yourself) can make changes to the article. RudolfRed (talk) 03:26, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

TV Shows[edit]

No I don't have a link, but isn't doesn't any TV show have literally 100% chance of surviving AFD just because its a TV show? Herzlicheboy (talk) 05:08, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

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or ipad :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:14, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request[edit]

Hi, I submitted an edit request for the map Template:Syrian civil war detailed map and you said that I should be able to edit it myself. But I can't edit because I still get the message that says that the page is semi-protected. Could you please help me with this? Thanks in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:46, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

As one of the previous contributors to {{Infobox film}} or as one of the commenters on it's talk page, I would like to inform you that there has been a RfC started on the talk page as to implementation of previously deprecated parameters. Your comments and thoughts on the matter would be welcomed. Happy editing!

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Piercing the corporate veil[edit]

Hi, I couldn't reply on the reference desk because I dont have an account but thanks so much, that's exactly what I was looking for! (talk) 21:19, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

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There's an Extendedconfirmed topicon and a Extendedconfirmed userbox in case you were interested. Pass the word around! Peter Sam Fan 14:48, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

Thomas Fairfax[edit]

I still need help with ref number 5 - please leave in quote. I have tried and tried - but failed. Thanks so much. Srbernadette (talk) 23:32, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Swiss UMEF University[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for answering so quickly! GrammerCracker96 (talk) 23:20, 30 August 2017 (UTC)