User talk:Strongbad1982

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Climate for Oregon cities[edit]

Thanks for your work adding climate info to Salem, Eugene, and Portland. Do you have any citations for that info? Thanks! Katr67 (talk) 17:53, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

I was also thinking in terms of the climate area info, judging by the maps, like the one in Oceanic climate, some parts of Oregon don't fit neatly into categories, so I think it is a bit more subjective? Any cites you have on that would be great. Thanks again. Katr67 (talk) 18:44, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Unless you feel the listing of Western Oregon in the Oceanic climate article is enough? I'm OK with that. Katr67 (talk) 18:46, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Memphis, TN temperature chart[edit]

The temperature chart is indeed useful information, and I thank you for adding it. However, it is out of place on the main Memphis, TN article, as that article is using Wikipedia:Summary Style. The main Memphis page should only contain summaries of the information, while the detailed information should be moved to the various subpages. See WP:SS for guidelines on Summary Style. -- Otto 17:06, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Sockpuppetry[edit]

You may want to look at this: Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/JScott06. Flash94 (talk) 00:45, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Tropical savanna[edit]

I like the maps you've created for various climate zones. Will you consider making a similar one for tropical savanna? Thegreatdr (talk) 01:40, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Black belt map: physiographic or racial[edit]

Is Image:BlackbeltUS.PNG a map based on physiographic or racial data? -- SEWilco (talk) 15:46, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Nice pic of Thom Hartmann, and where should it go?[edit]

Hi Strongbad. I was looking at the new pic of Thom Hartmann in his article. Seems like a great pic, illustrating the new TV program and his new clean shaven look. I am thinking that this pic would go well in the section that talks about his new TV program, and the original could be put back where it was, as he is best known by his radio program.

I see the copyright folks have come after it. Placing the new TV pic next to the TV program info would allow it to be used under Wikipedia policy, assuming it is a screen shot, redescribing it as one of his TV show, and (I believe) only using a low res version. Thoughts? Diderot's dreams (talk) 15:33, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Denver climate[edit]

Hi - I understand your concern, but this edit strikes me as not very productive. As far as I can tell, 174.51.198.127 is trying to be responsive to your concerns. Rather than simply revert to your version is there any way you could build on his/her changes in an iterative fashion? You edit, he/she edits (without simply reverting), you edit, etc. until you're both reasonably happy. This is the "wikipedia way" (patent pending). Wholesale reverting generally just tends to escalate things. I suspect you know this already - and I apologize if this comes across as lecturing - but please don't just revert unless it's obvious vandalism. -- Rick Block (talk) 06:08, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Talking good. Reverting bad. Any more reverts and I'll WP:PROTECT the article (and I don't give a fuck who's version is "live"). STOP REVERTING. -- Rick Block (talk) 06:51, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

I am no longer reverting, I am editing the article as it changes to remove unsourced commentary and try to improve upon what had been there before commentary was added. Strongbad1982 (talk) 06:55, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Hmmm. This looks like a straight revert to me. Maybe you mean you won't revert again. Hogs555/174.51.198.127 seems to have stopped as well. I'm glad the reverting seems to have stopped. I'm glad there's discussion on the talk page. Again, at the risk of coming across as lecturing, have you read dispute resolution? It's actually quite good. I would suggest you consider adopting a personal rule of never reverting - i.e. NEVER, EVER, revert. Question sources, ruthlessly edit what others contribute, bring things up on talk pages - but simply don't revert. Reverting is a game both sides end up losing. This is great. Keep it up! -- Rick Block (talk) 07:45, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

SoR[edit]

The SoR page could use a refurb. Be sure to discuss the poor direction the 52Eighty is currently experiencing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.7.53.226 (talk) 21:28, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

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Delaware zone map[edit]

There's a discussion of a map you created, File:Delaware2012ZoneMap.png, at Talk:Delaware#zone map. At present it's been removed from the article. I know nothing of the topic, but I thought that, as the contributor, you might want to join in.

Similarly, File:Maryland2012USDAZoneMap.png and Talk:Maryland#Zone map. TJRC (talk) 23:38, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:TrainingTableLogo.JPG)[edit]

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Your uploads of Barbershop photos[edit]

Hi Strongbad1982,
I'm working on a project to improve the coverage of the Sweet Adelines International competition information and have, in the process, come across several of the images you've uploaded - such as File:MelodeersApr07.jpg, File:Pob2005intl.jpg, File:Cocdenver2007.jpg, File:VIH2008.jpg, File:Pob1994reg.jpg, File:TMDivisionContest.jpg etc. The full list of your uploads is logged here Special:ListFiles/Strongbad1982. All of these ones I've listed (and more) are thumbnail size, marked as being your "own work", being out of copyright (public domain), and generally also saying that they're from 2008 (even when the caption says something else). I think it's pretty obvious that these files were actually just copied off websites and re-uploaded here, and therefore according to our policies they should be deleted. I realise that this was 6 years ago that you uploaded them (sometimes even earlier) so back then you mightn't have known this wasn't supposed to be done. So I thought that rathe than just go through and tag them for deletion en-mass (which would be the first you'd hear about it!) I thought I'd first say 'hello' and introduce myself and tell you about my project too :-) (perhaps you'd be interested in helping me on the SAI work when I'm ready to make it 'live'?). As for the images - would you like me to tag them for deletion as per the official process or, would you prefer to tag them yourself - which would make it a faster process as an 'uploader's request'? All the best, Wittylama 12:44, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi again. It's been a month, so I've gone and nominated them all for deletion myself. See Wikipedia:Files_for_deletion/2015_March_1. Sincerely, Wittylama 20:13, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Just as a courtesy call - these files have now all been deleted. Sorry. Wittylama 14:47, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Harris Teeter store map[edit]

Your self-made map of Harris Teeter stores is now out of date. The final Tennessee stores closed today. Could you please update the map without Tennessee shaded? Thanks --Zpb52 (talk) 14:10, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks for File-Awmapworld.PNG[edit]

Regarding source for File-Awmapworld.PNG.

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