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Randhurst[edit]

Hi Tim, I noticed you reverted my edits about old navy moving. It actually did move, to North Point shopping center in Arlington Heights. The space is currently vacant. thanks... bobsmith319.

Hi Bobsmith - sorry about that. For some reason I went a little nuts with the Old Navy move thing. I hope you don't mind, though, that I made a couple edits to what you put in (some spacing and capitalization, and I think that previous edits had placed Steve & Barry's at what used to be Old Navy). Let me know if I'm wrong in any of it. --Tim D 00:34, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
Hello, Tim, that is perfectly fine that you went nuts. Steve and Barry's is located in the former Applebee's space. The old Navy location still sits empty, as far as I know... I havn't been in Mount Prospect since August.
Thanks,
bobsmith319.


Learn the Signs. Act Early.[edit]

Hi Tim, The "Learn the Signs. Act Early." campaign informs people about autism and many other developmental disabilities such as hearing loss, vision loss, cerebral palsy, and general childhood development. That is why these links are on other pages that are not concerning autism. Please let me know if you have more questions. Thanks!...learnthesigns

Discussion is at Learnthesigns

Muschihausen[edit]

I added the protect tag just until these vandals calm down and finish with their fun. Mind help reporting a few of these to WP:AIV with me? Wildthing61476 19:19, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, it's pretty out of control...and the tag didn't seem to be working from what I could tell. I need to step away, but I'll see what I can do later if needed. -- Tim D 19:24, 18 October 2006 (UTC)


Just a note[edit]

To let you know that your gentle snarkiness made me chuckle here. Dina 18:44, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Glad you appreciated it...it seemed to be kind of a snarky-worthy situation -- Tim D 21:30, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

I say good sir![edit]

Sorry! I didn't know you were from Illinois! All insults taken back. I hope you enjoyed my humor! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.175.196.164 (talk) 17:30, 11 November 2006

No worries, friend! -- Tim D 23:48, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
But of course life long friend and companion! (no real insult meant, I just enjoy this game)

Pregnancy Revert[edit]

G'day Tim, normally I never revert any talk page stuff but I'm glad you did with regard to virgin impregnations. Sometimes I can't help myself when replying to daft (and misspelt) questions. I didn't feel I could then go and revert my own rubbish when I am hassling Bobsmith about his 'censorship', so thanks again! Maustrauser 21:38, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Ha, no problem. Nothing against your responses, really...the original question just didn't belong there and I figured there was a good chance that it was just a troll or something. -- Tim D 04:34, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Stephen Colbert[edit]

On my computer the dialog boxes overlap, the Daily Show Correspondents box and the various Wiki boxes. It doesn't matter though someone else rearranged the sub-sections. Naufana : talk 19:34, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

Oh okay - I had a feeling that was it. Still looked misaligned from my browser, though...it was just a bad place for the boxes I guess. -- Tim D 02:18, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

Anything else you'd like to discuss?[edit]

Please see current version of Day of the Dead, and I'd be interested in your global comments. LAVisitor1 09:29, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Sure, I'll take a look at it a little later today when I'm done shoveling myself out of snow and I have the time to reflect :) -- Tim D 18:14, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Pregnancy Diet[edit]

Hi Tim, I spent almost one hour yesterday evening to write facts on what pregnant women should eat (or not), and you remove the whole thing because "unencyclopedic"

Would you be so kind to explain what it means:

- do you think this topic does not belong to this page, or

- is the style too relaxed (I can easily change that)

Thank you for your answer, Denis Corpet 22:02, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Hi Denis - I see that the discussion is going on in the talk page, so I guess we can keep it there. I figured that you spent some time on what you wrote, but at least it doesn't disappar into a void. I just wanted to err on the conservative side of things until the wording and such can be adjusted. -- Tim D 23:33, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Health Wiki Research[edit]

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autism epidemic[edit]

Just a question for you, if you don't mind, about how you would compare the direction your revision of the autism article is compared to the featured article version, or perhaps to the version up for AfD? Do you feel eerie gusts from paper shuffling, what with the closing of ranks signaling a possible consolidation of hegemony? What does Jonathan's Law mean to you in the context of the cloaking rituals taking place across the vast breadth of the Wiki's medical articles? Ombudsman 02:26, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

If you're talking about the restoring of what had been removed a couple days ago, I mainly did that because the previous edit was anonymous and unexplained. Looking at it again now, I see the content as being kind of iffy overall and would at the very least need some references to go along with it. It's a bit preachy. Now, I haven't been keeping up with what's been going on in the circle of autism articles, so I'll need some catching up with the politics of everything. Concerning that, what exactly are you hinting? Also, I'm not quite catching where Jonathan's Law would come into play since by my understanding, that is focused on specific records of specific children. Correct me if I'm wrong, though. -- Tim D 10:30, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Maps outlining Chicago suburbs[edit]

Thanks for the compliment. The work is tedious without a bot to help me but at the same time I find it enjoyable. To answer your first question, yes I did upload a layered image at wikimedia commons for anyone to edit. You can find it here[1]. Unfortunately, I didn't make one for photoshop. A small explanation is on the image's talk page. I'm going to upload an updated version very soon.

I don't mind adding the mt. prospect image so I'll do that very soon. Take care! — oo64eva (Alex) (U | T | C) @ 23:42, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, Alex! I appreciate the response. A nice image will really add to the Mt. Prospect entry. -- Tim D 04:12, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
Tim, I still have not gotten to those images. I apologize for not being more timely but I've been extraordinarily busy. I should have those up within the next few weeks. — oo64eva (Alex) (U | T | C) @ 18:35, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
Hey, that's okay. There's no schedule here...things get done when they get done! -- Tim D 04:37, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of David Ayoub[edit]

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AfD for Controversies about functioning labels in the autism spectrum.[edit]

In view of your contributions to the Autism article, would you please comment at this AfD (if you have not already done so). I'm looking to close that AfD, but it seems to need more comment. Thanks. -- Jreferee T/C 17:15, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Caught this request a little late; sorry I couldn't contribute! -- Tim D 16:41, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

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Adderall[edit]

Thanks for fixing up the ADHD section. This page is vandalised so frequently, it's a relief to see a real and useful edit. twirligigLeave one! ⋄ Check me out! 02:49, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Glad to help! I may do a couple more edits if I find some time; some spots sound like they were taken from student research papers or something... Tim D (talk) 15:07, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Tim, do you have access to the Swanson paper that describes effects of Adderall on students? The reference I found (Greenhill) says that teachers' perceptions of students behavior improved; the article currently says that students' perceptions of their teachers improved. The Greenhill paper just summarizes the Swanson paper, though, so the Swanson paper would be the better reference. --Ben Kovitz (talk) 17:22, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Never mind, I found the abstract. :) The Greenhill summary is right. I'll fix Adderall right now. --Ben Kovitz (talk) 17:30, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing that, Ben. The section has a much more crisp feel to it now. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I thought I saw that students rated their teachers more highly with Adderall. It clearly is the other way around! One of my many brain farts, I guess. Tim D (talk) 03:49, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

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Response to intervention[edit]

I have converted your request to rename the article from "technical" to "potentially controversial", as it is not completely clear that we are dealing with a proper noun. The discussion may be found at Talk:Response to intervention#Requested move. Favonian (talk) 17:42, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the response. Response to Intervention is a major educational term/concept that is indeed a proper noun. (see, for example, http://idea.ed.gov/explore/view/p/,root,dynamic,QaCorner,8, and http://rti4success.org). I'll note this at the discussion as well. -- Tim D (talk) 18:47, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Mary Wickes life partner[edit]

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Nomination of Psychoeducational for deletion[edit]

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