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== Kitty Hawk ==

Can you please tell me your previous IP (so I can check the stuff)? Thanks.

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Happy Editing by Snowolf(talk)CONCOI on 22:55, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Well, I've checked the logs (always available at User:Snowolf/VandalismLog) and recorded my mistake. While patrolling recent changes, mistakes happens. I've very sorry for the mess. It seems that you've already fixed the stuff with a new revision by you, am I right? Please let me know if there are any problems, and if you need help here at Wikipedia, drop me a line on my talk page, I'll be glad to help you.
Happy Editing by Snowolf(talk)CONCOI on 23:02, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (Image:EFTA logo.jpg)[edit]

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Tanakh prophets template[edit]

Hi - nice work on Template:Prophets of the Tanakh. - Fayenatic london (talk) 07:12, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Welcome to VandalProof![edit]

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Scrollboxes and references[edit]

In your edit here:[1] you re-raise an issue that came up last month - I and several other editors believed that the layout you used in the United States article was desirable, and created Template:Scrollref to ease its spread. However, I and everyone else involved in authoring the template did an about-face and assisted in its removal upon learning that it: A: prevented the printable layout from rendering the entire references section of an article, and B: potentially caused similar problems for screenreaders and the like. As such, please refrain from spreading the scroll box-style layouts in main article space until Mediawiki and/or the default .css for the site makes it possible to suppress the feature in those instances. Even then, it might warrant some discussion before reintroducing it, however, given that a number of editors expressed distaste for having the citations obscured at all (see [[2]]). Thanks, MrZaiustalk 03:17, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Please vote![edit]


Since you've been involved in the recent discussions at Talk:Commonwealth Realm, your vote would be appreciated on this proposal. Thanks. -- Hux 09:52, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Randon Smile![edit]

-WarthogDemon 19:15, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

vote on decapitalizing Commonwealth R/realm[edit]

A vote has been called on the decapitalization of "r" in "Commonwealth R/realm." Jonathan David Makepeace 00:46, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

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Separation barrier[edit]

Hi. Is it possible to align-left the 1st column aswell? Chesdovi 13:02, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Well, all the barrier names are in the centre of their own column while all the others are placed to the left of their respective columns - it just looks a bit messy - that's all! Chesdovi 12:53, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
What an improvement! Many thanks! Chesdovi 10:51, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Capital Punishment[edit]

I found the poll on but not the result [3]. I will email them to ask for the result of the poll Towel401 14:11, 22 August 2007 (UTC)


Still no answer, but thanks for the reminder. --CloudSurfer 00:15, 18 September 2007 (UTC)


{{Countries of Asia}} {{Sovereign states of Europe}} {{Non-sovereign territories of Europe}}

[4] Why u "undid" ? -- Rhythm 15:35, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Commonwealth Games[edit]

hi, according the official Commonwealth Games web site Northern Ireland competed in 1930, not Ireland. Do you have a better source?S Phil Bridger (talk) 12:42, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Sorry - I misread your edit! Phil Bridger (talk) 12:46, 27 November 2007 (UTC)


image:Death Penalty World Map.png this shows that S.Korea abolished in practice. In December 30, 2007 In Korea, [5] South Korea effectively abolished death penalty. This makes you changed. BongGon (talk) 17:59, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

I was just taking the info based off AI. They have just updated the site to reflect that now. That-Vela-Fella (talk) 19:14, 9 January 2008 (UTC)


Hey, I just wanted to thank you for merging the Satellite state and Satellite nation articles. It occurs to me now that I talked about it for a while and then forgot to actually do it, so thanks for picking up my slack. ~ FerralMoonrender (TC) 17:48, 10 February 2008 (UTC)


You're welcome. Perhaps others didn't consider the relatively low number of people watching the article. That's what convinced me it should be well protected. —EncMstr 01:39, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

List of countries by formation dates[edit]

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AfD nomination of List of countries by formation dates[edit]

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List of country and capital changes[edit]

You're welcome. I was editing under subheadings most of that time (i.e. the 1980s table), so I wasn't really doing the "oops, forgot a comma" each as a single edit. If you look at the history you'll find it's mostly under subheadings. Frickeg (talk) 22:12, 4 April 2008 (UTC)


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Krais of Russia[edit]

I, unfortunately, lack the resources to update this map at the moment. It is on my to-do list, however. Thanks!—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 15:56, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Re: Women's suffrage[edit]

I generally prefer to see a longer protection log before I indefinitely protect something, even for semi-protection. This article has only been protected three times, and never for more than three months at a time. Anonymous users do have useful edits to make as well, and it is sort of against the spirit of the site to make them register to edit such an article. If vandalism continues after the protection expires, we can always put it back on. It's really no big deal. Hersfold (t/a/c) 16:20, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Help on Monarchies in the Americas[edit]

Thanks for your edits on Monarchies in the Americas. I've nominated it for a GA review, so your edits are valued all the more! :) Best, --Cameron* 12:55, 4 December 2008 (UTC)


Please go to this page, and answer my question. Thanks in advance Griffinofwales (talk) 20:49, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Use of capital punishment by nation[edit]

Why Amnesty International must be the only source available ? Hands off Cain source is more recent. (talk) 17:12, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

HOC is not the most recent, but they do it differently. The numbers are not the same as AI (which are current) plus it states in the paragraph before it: "Amnesty International classifies countries into four categories:" That-Vela-Fella (talk) 22:11, 31 May 2009 (UTC)


Hello, I was inquiring why you reverted my edits to the minimum wage article. Is it really possible for states to override federal government? Please let me know? South Bay (talk) 12:03, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

You might want to look at this page: [6]. South Bay (talk) 12:23, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of List of socialist countries[edit]

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2010 Commonwealth Games[edit]

may I draw your attention to my comments on the discussion page - Commonwealth Games Associations at 2010 Commonwealth Games Can someone is who is not a newbie please write these articles. I tried but because I was a newbie I was subjected to a patronising rant about how I should check my articles with an administrator first - and every single one has been listed for speedy deletion. This appears to be an attack on new people writing articles. Historyboy2010 (talk) 14:43, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Vancouver Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Meetup[edit]


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Since I know you to be quite knowledgeable in this area of study, I'd still like to hear your opinion on the noticeboard discussion if you have time...? Nightw 03:42, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject Multi-sport events[edit]

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