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Hello, SeoMac, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Victuallers (talk) 13:16, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Atticus Shaffer[edit]

Hi - The photo that was posted of Atticus Shaffer was taken by a very famous paparazzo in Los Angeles just the other day. I am Atticus's biggest fan and therefore know what he looks like. Please do not confront me in the manner that you did ever again. I know my stuff, therefore tend to what you know best. Thank you and have a great day. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Atticusshafferfanclub (talkcontribs) 06:01, 9 December 2014 (UTC)


Regarding your message: Thanks! I was using Huggle, so I only reverted the blatant vandalism. I didn't notice any more in the diff. You were doing a nice job with your edits on the previous vandalism and on improving the article, by the way. Keep it up! Krashlandon (talk) 19:51, 6 December 2010 (UTC)


Hi - Thanks for the message. Usually when an anonymous editor changes a date like that without any supporting reference, I just change it back and indicate I was reverting an uncited change. Your way of finding the reference is much superior, so I appreciate the effort you put into it! --Ken Gallager (talk) 14:17, 13 December 2010 (UTC)


I have to agree with you. I have no idea how to create an edit for someone else on another language without their mistake or their password. I'm curious as to how you spotted it? I wonder if you might do me a favour if you are intrigued. I'm running this and we plan to have a multi lingual challenge. Could you create a Chinese stub for the museum article? I see you have some abilities there Don't worry if you are busy too but it would be intriguing, even if it is not perfect. Victuallers (talk) 17:14, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. I went into my user page, then My Contributions and then Global Contributions. I scrolled down through my bunched edits for each language-- no surprises until the end, when I found an entry for the VI project. I clicked through to the article. Once there, I checked View History (which is not in Eng., but is in the same place on the page, of course), and saw an edit for SeoMac. It must have been simply the most recent one on the Eng. article Galerga at the time the Vietnamese article on Galerga was created. Strange. A simple stub for the Derbyshire Museum might be possible: don't have a program for characters, but there's cut and paste. (That's how I've dealt with characters so far.) Thanks for replying. SeoMac (talk) 18:24, 23 February 2011 (UTC)


Salut! ZéroBot a évidemment remplacé les liens interWiki à l'article anglais 'Nancy Pelosi' par 'The Witch of San Francisco' (qui s'agit de vandalisme supprimé). Au moins, j'ai trouvé et corrigé le faux lien dans les Wikis latin, irlandais et espagnol. SeoMac (d) 25 juillet 2011 à 05:30 (CEST) (moved from fr.wikipedia)

Thank you for your rapport. In fact, this is not an error since the bot checked this page just when the vandal redirected the page Nancy Pelosi to The Witch of San Francisco. I've made the bot correct this on all wikis where this article is present… Regards, Toto Azéro Follow the guide ! 15:46, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, Toto Azéro. Merci. I'm glad that it could be corrected globally. I realized that you and your bot did not know that vandalism was involved. SeoMac (talk) 18:23, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Re: IP address[edit]

Re your message: The blocking of the IP was due to an autoblock of the IP used by the blocked account MnZemike. Publicly accessible IP addresses do have a higher chance of being autoblocked because vandals like to use these open access computers. Editors who find themselves blocked through an autoblock can request an unblock through the {{unblock-auto}} template. If you find yourself repeated autoblocked, you can ask for an IP block exemption. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 20:38, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Undoing John Olerud[edit]

The edits to John Olerud were legal and valid, do not undo them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:28, 28 October 2011 (UTC)


The United States of America is a democracy...President Obama is a democrat...the republic page says that USA is a republic, so I deleted USA off of that sentence...right? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:24, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

The USA is a republic. --Mr. Vernon (talk) 02:26, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for both your comments. I left a reply at 27...'s talk page. SeoMac (talk) 03:54, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

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Bad edit?[edit]

Hi SeoMac. What's the matter with my edits to the GPS article, I just added missing periods? 88.8C.80.7A (talk) 18:19, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

You also deleted links from many references, making them useless, as here [[1]]. SeoMac (talk) 20:29, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
What the @#&$#@*%!! I (personally) didn't do those link src deletions. But shortly before, I was playing with an article's infobox in the sandbox and most of the previews went okay except the last one, which kept saying I was missing some </ref> tags or something. I'm not sure, but I think it might be the proxy the computer network system I'm on uses.
Regarding the intended edits I made, I see you did them for me (thanks :), but EncMstr ultimately reverted them saying they didn't belong. 88.8C.80.7A (talk) 15:17, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
Strange things can happen with computer systems. I've had a few happen to me. I did go back and reinstate one of your changes--a period at the end an indented list that was structured as one long sentence. The other period was debatable: The other lines were complete sentences. Some people would add a period for consistency, but I personally wouldn't. Best regards. SeoMac (talk) 17:12, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

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Josh Malihabadi[edit]

In the subcontinent region and specifically Pakistan ethnicities are defined by the current status. For example ALL Muslims who migrated from the urdu speaking regions of India after the partition in 1947 are called Muhajirs or Urdu Speaking. Ethnicities are not defined by ancient relations in the region josh was born and lived. My edit was therefore legit and should be restored. For reference you can also see the ethnicity of her granddaughter. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yousha hashmi (talkcontribs) 13:19, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for explaining. I restored your edit to her info box. I knew that India recognizes Urdu-speakers as an ethnic group, but that's a very broad grouping. In any case, let's leave it as you have it. SeoMac (talk) 15:46, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Thankyou for understanding my point of view instead of arguing for a long time. And yes I agree that urdu speakers are diverse but when it comes to defining the whole group by an ethnicity urdu speaking is the accepted term. :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yousha hashmi (talkcontribs) 19:17, 14 June 2014 (UTC)


It appears that, while undoing a vandalism from 24 Dec. 2013 in this particular article you removed some additional, sourced information added in later edits as well (e.g. a reference to this study). Was this a mistake, or did you consider this information to be a vandalism as well? Regards --Macrochelys (talk) 19:33, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

No, it was unintentional. I wondered why there was such a big difference in bytes between the changes, but I couldn't see why. I should have looked more closely. My only excuse is that I meant to go back and make some more changes based on the sources. I was focused on the Irish version of the article, while the Eng. article is set up to relate places stegodons were found to the epochs involved--more complicated). The range of the stegodon was from today's Congo to Japan. Thanks for catching this! SeoMac (talk) 20:29, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Canadian subjects[edit]

Re your edit summary here: I don't object to your edit at all, but your edit summary is not correct. It's a Canadian school, not a British one, and hence should use Canadian spelling. Canadian spelling often, but not always, follows British spelling. Meters (talk) 23:17, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

The IP behind those edits appears to be a troll. He's on his last warning now, so if he shows up again just rvt him and report him at wp:AIV. Meters (talk) 23:33, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I noticed some time later that the school is in Canada, not Britain. Very embarrassing. But, yes, Canadians often go with 'colours' and I hope they continue to do so. Vive la différence. Thanks for being on top of this. SeoMac (talk) 01:58, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

constitucion page[edit]

SeoMac Thank you Seomac for your rationality. I genuinely beleive that good academic practice includes all relevant and reliable sources. To limit academic argument to one language is like seeing the world in one colour. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:30, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Bob Brown[edit]

Thanks for reverting that vandalism to the Bob Brown article. FYI: I've needed to revision delete the edit where you reverted this in order to completely hide the abusive material. This obviously doesn't reflect negatively on you. Regards, Nick-D (talk) 03:47, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

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Thank you, Gilliam. I'll use it wisely. SeoMac (talk) 06:24, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

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