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My favourite barnstar[edit]

Bulletproof Barnstar.PNG The Bulletproof Barnstar
In recognition of your contributions to 2010 Thai military crackdown, in which you risked your own personal safety, I award you the Bulletproof Barnstar. Your photography is in keeping with the highest standards of Wikipedia, and I thank you for it. Stay safe out there. - Kafziel Complaint Department 16:45, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks again! - Takeaway (talk) 20:07, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Espresso or nespresso?[edit]

Hi , The picture was of Espresso Coffee, I'm new in Wiki and working on articles and media. please guide. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kambojharsangeet (talkcontribs) 11:06, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Kambojharsangeet. Please see, and read the tag there. According to the tags, it is a Nespresso. - Takeaway (talk) 11:11, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Halloween cheer![edit]

The Challenge Series[edit]

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Lua/Lawa on Inthakin article[edit]

Hello. There is a serious problem. It appears that you just changed two words in a referenced citation, and then changed the citation. It doesn't really work that way. For one, there is attribution-by that is needed for the Inthakin story. Removing that is a problem legally. Then just substituting some other source (without explanation). It seems you are trying to skirt an edit-war issue here. Sorry, but the reference you cite points out the basic problem of differentiating the words in the historical record, as well as the meaning. While the author uses the word Lawa, there is no clear statement of identity, rather that it might be impossible to sort it out, regardless of present day peoples and their names. I have serious misgivings about this change in language as if the "correction" is standing on any historical evidence, as it is not. It is best to point out the problems in the article, if you must, but don't just make changes to words that have meaning. Jeffmcneill (talk) 15:44, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

@Jeffmcneill:. Hi. Sorry for the late response. I was kind of real world busy. I will rewrite that section of the Inthakin article soon to reflect the more academic content of the latest source that I had provided. The previous source was very much a tourism website. - Takeaway (talk) 16:36, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Season's Greetings[edit]

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Merry, merry![edit]

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 21:30, 26 December 2016 (UTC) Lights ablaze.JPG

Happy happy![edit]

Happy New Year!
North America1000 01:49, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Ingvar the Far-Travelled[edit]

I am sorry, but I don't find any other way to reply to your removal of a link to Ingvar the Far-Travelled in the William of Rubreck-article.

You say that the Caspian sea is not mentioned in the page I link to. That is correct, the page on Ingvar states that

"Ingvar the Far-Travelled launched this expedition from Sweden, travelling down the Volga River into the land of the Saracens (Serkland)."

Hence, he sailed down the Volga into the Caspian sea, and across the Caspian sea to today's Iran.

This might be the best reference, although the article on the Rus' expeditions to the Caspian sea ( also mentions Ingvar's expedition. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brainspin (talkcontribs) 17:17, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi Brainspin! First of all, although it is mentioned that Ingvar the Far-Travelled travelled to the Caspian, nowhere is it mentioned that he knew that it was an inland sea and not connected to the Arctic Ocean. One can assume that he might have known it, but that will only be an assumption. Secondly, a good place to question the removal of content is on the talk page of the article itself -> Talk:William of Rubruck. Thank you. - Takeaway (talk) 17:54, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

spam to Udon Thani International Airport ...[edit]

... to note that I have globally blacklisted the url. They had their opportunity to stop, and now we have helped. — billinghurst sDrewth 09:49, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

🖒 - Takeaway (talk) 06:59, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Removal of[edit]


I added our website to Songkran/Thailand. We are probably the only website only about songkran with very well written content. Our Songkran website are translated to English, Swedish and YES Thai language to respect Thai culture and Thailand.

This website have 90% content about songkran in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Burma and China. 5% This website have information about holidays and festivals in same countries, as Songkran is actully only a festival. 5% We have images of Songkran.

100% Website about songkran.

We do have internal banners on desktop left side and right side, mobile is 2 up and 2 down. all is related to Thailand only. No google adverds, no pop up banners nothing ells. this small banners no one can buy.

I see you removed other links. In "References" first link i open is bangkokpost, they may not fit in wiki either. Millions of websites have some sort of income from eg, ads or banners and they are on wiki.

But you win, i will close down my wiki account as on some websites we do make money.

BR Johan — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pihljohan (talkcontribs) 14:24, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

@Pihljohan: Please read WP:ELNO. It is for those reasons that I removed the external links you had placed into two articles. Please also read WP:COI because that apparently applies to you by your own admission. And as for for using a newspaper as a reference for content in articles, this is even advised in wikipedia (read wp:source for more info). Good luck earning more money elsewhere. Cheers. - Takeaway (talk) 14:36, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

Halloween cheer![edit]

Happy turkey day[edit]

Northamerica1000 is wishing you a happy Thanksgiving. If you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, don't forget that "Any time is turkey time" (see image). North America1000 06:02, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi too North America. I'm not really into the Halloween thing at all (it just never featured in the places I grew up in), and I've actually never eaten a remarkable turkey dish either (same reason). As I wrote here below in response to the winter season's greetings of another WP editor: Wishing you a very happy "This Week of the Year" in return though! ;) - Takeaway (talk) 16:55, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah, turkey can be a bit bland, but Halloween is not bland. Cheers! North America1000 19:27, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

Removal of Dog odor link[edit]

Hi there! I added a section regarding dog odor, if this makes my addition for my previous 'dog odor' link under 'see also' more clear? Please feel free to read what I've added and decide whether it's worth keeping. If it is, do you feel it is now more appropriate to connect the article with dog odor, now that it has been spoken about? Thanks! Laurajones11 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 04:03, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

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Photo at Canarium / Dialium cochinchinense[edit]

Hello: at Talk:Canarium do we know who is (and oh why do we go on permitting anonymous editing!)? I don't think (s)he is correct about D. cochinchinense, but will check (with colleague at Nong Lam University) - and see vi: Canarium album. I am setting up the appropriate page and will attempt to place "Vietnamese ~" or "Chinese olive" appropriately when confirmed. You may wish to reconsider the labeling the photo(s). brgds Roy Bateman (talk) 08:08, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Season's Greetings[edit]

The Great White North.jpg you and yours, from the Great White North! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 00:37, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

A belated "thank you". Sorry for not replying sooner FWiW Bzuk; this holiday season thing just isn't my thing. Wishing you a Happy "This Week of the Year" in return though! ;) - Takeaway (talk) 16:44, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

Policy review[edit]

Hi, thanks for your message. Please see new developments on the policy page for an opportunity to voice your opinions on the underlying matter. - Thrif (talk) 03:22, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi again. Thanks for inviting me to this discussion but I try never to involve myself with policy-making. It's not my thing. - Takeaway (talk) 03:25, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Chinese history edits[edit]

Hi. I noticed that there has been a link added to Chinese History by User_talk:Jacobren, which looks like a link to a personal page. I saw also that you have warned this user twice previously (Oct 2017) about problematic edits.

It does not appear that any of this user's edits have been constructive. I am happy to revert and maybe again warn this user. But I don't know what the protocol is for any further action? Advice welcome. Thanks! Mozzy66 (talk) 08:38, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi Mozzy66. I think you meant the article Chinese art where Jacobren added a link to that very short "how to hold a Chinese brush and make Chinese ink" info-blog they themselves had written? In WP:LINKSTOAVOID, example 6 states: Blogs, personal web pages and most fansites (negative ones included), except those written by a recognized authority. (This exception for blogs, etc., controlled by recognized authorities is meant to be very limited; as a minimum standard, recognized authorities who are individuals always meet Wikipedia's notability criteria for people.) Perhaps also example 4 would apply as they are linking to something they themselves had written: Links mainly intended to promote a website, including online petitions. In any case, Jacobren shouldn't be doing what they did. You can indeed revert their actions, and then paste the most appropriate warning template from Wikipedia:Template messages/User talk namespace. In this case, you have several choices. The most appropriate one I could find was Wikipedia is not for blogging or promotion (template{{subst:uw-blog|Art of China}}). Make sure to place it under a correct date, and otherwise create a new header with the month and year in it, in this case, by pasting ==February 2018==. Or you could use one of those nifty Wikipedia gadgets (Wikipedia:Twinkle) which automates a lot. Normally, a user is "allowed" 4 trespasses per month before you report someone to the appropriate places. For most forms of vandalism that would be the Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism page. Sometimes, when they have a very long (somewhat recent) history of trespasses, you could report them sooner. Or if their trespasses are extremely grave such as very extreme racism. That's more or less the usual protocol. If you'd like to revert and warn the user, go ahead. - Takeaway (talk) 13:09, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Added to[edit]

Hi Takeaway,

I added the to the page below the less current article If this is inappropriate please let me know. I think the new piece has better photos and shows more the spirit of the festival. Please let me know if there is an issue.

JHLookJr (talk) 10:45, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

@JHLookJr: Thanks for mentioning that there were still some blogs linked there. I have now also removed them. Sorry, but per WP:ELNO it is not recommended to use blogs for external links. In addition, Template:Uw-spam2 clearly states "Inappropriate links include, but are not limited to, links to personal websites, links to websites with which you are affiliated (whether as a link in article text, or a citation in an article), and links that attract visitors to a website or promote a product." Linking to your own blog is not appropriate behaviour per Wikipedia regulations. - Takeaway (talk) 11:00, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
@JHLookJr: Hi again. Most people start out making mistakes in Wikipedia due to being new here and not knowing the rules and regulations of this place. I hope that you will continue editing here. Just keep in mind that linking to blogs and such is a bit of a no-go, especially if they were written by yourself. It would seem that you have extensive travel experience so your input should be valuable. Make sure to find a reliable WP:SOURCE for your edits though. If you would like to add your images to the collection already here, please do that at the central file depository ( from which all wiki-projects can extract images. Regards, - Takeaway (talk) 11:45, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

Hello Takeaway, Do you remember undoing edit by user on 28 Feb? He's back with his agenda again, the source didn't say anything remotely close. He made two edits. (I don't wish into trouble with other editors. Please help to moderate, thanks) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:00, 7 June 2018 (UTC)