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Invitation to WikiProject Poultry[edit]

Black catbird[edit]

Hi Snowman: Can I get some photo help from you? There's a picture on Flickr ( that would be useful for the Black catbird article. It appears to have the right licensing to allow its use on Wikipedia. Any chance I can get you to work your magic, and get it uploaded/approved? Thanks! MeegsC (talk) 15:06, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

I was just about to upload it and I discovered that you had uploaded it to File:Black_Catbird_(6907342651).jpg on 10 Aug 2014. Snowman (talk) 18:52, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
I was just about to leave you a message, saying I'd figured out how to load a file from Flickr; they still need administrative "approval" though. I wasn't sure you were still around — sadly, a lot of the "old regulars" aren't so regular these days... MeegsC (talk) 19:33, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Some of the "old" simple upload tools are not available now. I was about to use the same tool that you used. I have not been on the Wiki much recently, because I like to get outdoor work done in the summer weather. I anticipate that I will do some more editing when the weather becomes colder and wetter here. Actually, it has been raining here today. As far as I am aware, only a tiny proportion of the 500 (approx) lists of birds have been changed to lower-case bird names. I am not surprised that the capitalization extremists do not have the resources to change many of the lists to lower case. I expect that they do not have any realistic plans to change them all and that they do not care about the current state of inconsistent capitalization, which will almost certainly persist for years. Snowman (talk) 19:47, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Trying to email you[edit]

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I'm trying to email you a question but I have no idea how to do that. Please pardon this roundabout way of attempting to contact you.

Thanks for your time! J Kaiser23 (talk) 05:49, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

I almost never ever use email on the Wiki. I note that your user page does not say much about yourself. In case you are an established Wiki editor, I will try to look for some clues on user's talk pages or elsewhere. Snowman (talk) 17:08, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Second opinion?[edit]

I remember you were quite thorough in questioning various medical aspects during the redback spider FA review. I'm now GA reviewing[1] an article with a similar medical section, Jack jumper ant, but I'm concerned that the writing is too convoluted, and that the writer may not fully understand the sources. Would you be able to give it a look? No rush. FunkMonk (talk) 13:44, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for asking me to have a look. I have put down a few thoughts in the GA review. Snowman (talk) 20:28, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for taking it up, as you pointed out once, it is important that such medical articles are as accurate and easy to understand as possible, since they may be seeked out by victims of these animals. FunkMonk (talk) 01:38, 18 September 2014 (UTC)


Your calling in an admin on the username issue was pretty ugly, in my view. It did not "advance the discussion" at all - that their username was a violation was never in doubt. Not happy.Jytdog (talk) 12:40, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Vaginal wall[edit]

Hi, you had a lengthy discussion about the amount of layers in the vaginal wall. The end product was very accurate, but imho not very reader friendly. I've proposed some changes that, without changing the contents, make it a little more readable. I started with a sentence you proposed and modified it a bit. Before boldly doing the edit, i'd appreciate your opinion. PizzaMan (♨♨) 10:34, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi, after seeing your comments on the talk page, it seems be me that you understand histology. I would agree that the version that you refer to in the vagina article is not very reader friendly. I did not approve of that version. I hope that you can improve the article and that you can make progress with discussions. I expect to be busy for a few months without much time for editing the Wiki. Snowman (talk) 13:24, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

November and December 2014/ busy[edit]

Merry Merry[edit]

To you and yours


FWiW Bzuk (talk) 14:09, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Global account[edit]

Hi Snowmanradio! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to ping me with {{ping|DerHexer}}. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:09, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

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Dear Snowmanradio,
HAPPY NEW YEAR Hoping 2015 will be a great year for you! Thank you for your contributions!
From a fellow editor,
FWiW Bzuk (talk) 21:32, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

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Thank you. Snowman (talk) 20:16, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Bird vision[edit]

I'm back from Cuba now. Thanks for link, interesting article. I still watch bird vision, and I'll take another look at it when I've caught up with messages posted while I was away Jimfbleak - talk to me? 07:14, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Hi Snowman, are you able to give some quick feedback with the history section in the jack jumper ant article? This will probably be the last time I will ask for feedback to anyone or whatever for GA review. I reorganised it slightly and added a bit of history about the whole body extract + venom immunotherapy. Please check if you find anything that does not make sense or I have failed to address the point you raised in the peer review. Please also mention anything else you are unhappy with. Cheers, Burklemore1 (talk) 13:00, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Picture problem[edit]

Hi Snowman: Not sure if you're still checking here at all, but there's a problem with a file on Commons (; it's labelled incorrectly. The original source says "Paul Island", and someone has uploaded it as "Saint Paul Island, Alaska". It's not Saint Paul; there are no mountains anywhere near that large on Saint Paul! I think (based on the original source) that it's Unimak Island in the Aleutians. Can you change the file name? I'm not sure how to do that. I have updated the description in the file, explaining why I've changed it. MeegsC (talk) 01:31, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Parker Sonnet[edit]

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Season's Greetings[edit]

To You and Yours!
FWiW Bzuk (talk) 20:43, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Wales/Awaken the Dragon[edit]

Hi, can I interest you and page stalkers in participating in April? Up to £200 in Amazon vouchers and books up for grabs.♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:09, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Snowmanradio. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

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Merry, merry![edit]

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 03:09, 26 December 2016 (UTC) Lights ablaze.JPG

Merger discussion for Monotypic taxon and Monospecificity[edit]


Articles that you have been involved in editing—Monotypic taxon and Monospecificity—have been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Nessie (talk) 16:26, 17 August 2017 (UTC)