User talk:Rumjal

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I hope that someone will drop in to answer this question. When I post something, I now know that I should sign it by using the four tildes. But I did that and I find that my posts are still listed as unsigned.

Also, this article is very confusing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Signatures I just want to know what I must do to sign an article.

Also, where do you go to ask a question here? Thank you rumjal 05:47, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

Hi there. In case you didn't know, when you add content to talk pages and Wikipedia pages that have open discussion, you should sign your posts by typing four tildes ( ~~~~ ) at the end of your comment. If you can't type the tilde character, you should click on the signature button Button sig.png located above the edit window. This will automatically insert a signature with your name and the time you posted the comment. This information is useful because other editors will be able to tell who said what, and when. Thank you! --SineBot (talk) 03:32, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you so much for stopping by to answer my question. I am confused, because even after typing the four tilde characters as I will now, I often see a note afterward saying that I did not sign my post. Thanks again! rumjal 15:52, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you ever so much! I have found the signiture icon at the top of the page, and will try now to learn how to use the other icons. Thanks! --rumjal 15:55, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

I hope that the first paragraph will be revised to add that while there is currently doubt that Peary reached the Pole, the "Recreation of expedition in 2005" paragraph suggests that this doubt may be misplaced. As the article stands today, a reader would not know this unless he read the article down to that section, almost at the end. As it stands now, the first paragraph is not a fair summary, as it should be. rumjal 05:06, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Tower houses of Scotland[edit]

Thanks Rumjal for your comments at Talk:Tower house. I'm interested in your reference to a "lost" article on the tower houses of Scotland. I don't remember any article particularly about this topic, and I'm not sure what you mean by a "30 to 50 page article". You may be thinking of the List of castles in Scotland, which certainly still exists, or the 350 or so articles about individual castles in Scotland? Either way, articles are never "lost" until they get deleted, which seems unlikely with this topic unless it was a copy of something from another website, as the page histories are retained indefinitely. Perhaps you saw something that has since been modified - can you recall the article title by any chance? Thanks, Jonathan Oldenbuck (talk) 09:08, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Jonathan, I hope that you get this reply. I was not sure whether to post it here or on your talk page. I still know far less about Wikipedia than I would like.

In regard to your comment, some years ago I was delighted to come across a Wikipedia article on the smaller castles of Scotland which included a long discussion of the tower houses.

I merely bookmarked this article instead of printing it out. But this is a great interest of mine and it did not occur to me that it would vanish. But it did. Some time later, the bookmark failed to work and the article on Towerhouses of Scotland vanished without explanation.

I was so unhappy about this that the next time I came across an article like it, I saved both the article and the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L_Plan_Castle

By the way, this article needs work http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z-plan_castle

I would greatly appreciate it if you would tell me what happened to this article or know how to find it. I cannot tell you how interested I am in this long article. Many thanks! Rumjal --rumjal 10:41, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

You can reply here or on my talk page, either way. I'm afraid I am no closer to knowing what happened to this Tower houses of Scotland article. If we knew the article name, it would be easy to find the page history, or the deletion log if it got deleted. But without, it is a much harder proposition, and I'm not really sure of how to go about it. You may want to ask at the Help desk where someone more knowledgeable than I may be of assistance. I'm becoming more intrigued myself, even though I do not ever remember seeing this article! Regards, Jonathan Oldenbuck (talk) 14:49, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your advice. I will check the Help desk. I wish that I had archived the name of the article, but when I came across it, I knew very little about Wikipedia and had only been here once or twice before, so I did not even save the bookmark when it failed to work again. I would be delighted to find another such long article on Scotlands tower houses and anything on their fortified farm houses. Regards, Rumjal --rumjal 15:40, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

Information.svg Hello. In case you didn't know, when you add content to talk pages and Wikipedia pages that have open discussion, you should sign your posts by typing four tildes ( ~~~~ ) at the end of your comment. You may also click on the signature button Button sig.png located above the edit window. This will automatically insert a signature with your username or IP address and the time you posted the comment. This information is useful because other editors will be able to tell who said what, and when. Thank you. --SineBot (talk) 14:05, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

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