User talk:The Rambling Man

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A barnstar for you![edit]

Surreal Barnstar Hires.png The Surreal Barnstar
Had to do this… couldn’t resist it.

You’ve done a magnificent job on the time you’ve spent editing and protecting Wikipedia. I hope and pray you succeed greatly in your life. Surge_Elec (talk) 21:34, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

I agree. See also. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:44, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Did we lose The Rambling Man?[edit]

I hope not. --LaserLegs (talk) 17:41, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

You're referring to him blanking his user page and user talk with a "rip" edit summary? Not encouraging, but on the other hand it's only been a day.--Pawnkingthree (talk) 18:11, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
Hello folks. I had some real-life things to address, but good news, I'm back and stronger than ever! Cheers. The Rambling Man (talk) 05:50, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
Jesus. Does stronger than ever mean you'll be an even bigger treat than before, Gerald? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1014:B10C:E9BD:294B:1AB:A017:A63E (talk) 21:45, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
You got my name right first time pal! The Rambling Man (talk) 21:47, 25 June 2018 (UTC)


Hello, I wanted to ask you if you could review the Capital Bra discography, I recently added to the flcs. I don't know if you do this on request, if you don't, I'm sorry. Cheers Lirim | T 19:21, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, of course, no problem. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:13, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

NCFC for the new season[edit]

Hi Gerald. Sweet Gerda has nominated History of NCFC for TFAR for first day of the new season. Sorry. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 17:28, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Ah, Gerald. I loved him. No worries, we'll spick/span budgie history up just in time I'm sure. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:31, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Admin NPA[edit]


Bludgeoning at ITNC[edit]

Did you even read my comment? I can't see how your comment here is a useful reply to mine or the two other comments you made the same reply to. As a reminder, you don't need to reply to every comment, and are generally expected not to reply to every comment. power~enwiki (π, ν) 20:04, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your input. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:05, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
By the way, I'm sure you realise there's a massive difference between an enforced removal from office and a gentle retirement, right? Maybe not. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:08, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

Mr Pointy Bollocks[edit]

LOL .... I've been chuckling all afternoon. --LaserLegs (talk) 20:20, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

Top notch banter. I'm the master. Even from Deutschland I own you....... ! The Rambling Man (talk) 20:21, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
Oh no! Did May send you to negotiate a new trade deal?? FFS the entire EU parliament is going to be bogged down in ARBCOM by the end of the week --LaserLegs (talk) 20:23, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
It's ok, I've got Merkel where I need her. Alles gut. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:24, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

This is nice...[edit]

...not. The Rambling Man (talk) 05:41, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

...not. The Rambling Man (talk) 08:23, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Falcon Records (Texas)[edit]

You kindly provided some cleanup at Falcon Records (Texas) and correctly tagged the lede as too short (a common failing of mine when I write an article.) I've expanded the lede. Would you extend your magnanimity and re-review the lede and, if appropriate, remove the tag? Thanks! 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 13:45, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

All good, tag removed, cheers. The Rambling Man (talk) 14:43, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Peter Firmin[edit]

Gnome globe current event.svgOn 2 July 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Peter Firmin, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Stephen 23:17, 2 July 2018 (UTC)


Meant to thank you for your comments on 4 July about the usage of queer. --Khajidha (talk) 21:27, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

No worries. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:29, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Couldn't arrange a pissup in a brewery[edit]


WP:MOS Question[edit]

Hey TRM! Hope all is well. I noticed your edit here, its been so long since I have gotten into the MOS at WP:FL, but last time I was there I gotten beaten up on overlinking duplicate items in the table. I assumed that this meant that only the first instance should be linked. Just curious as to what the prevailing thought is these days. Thanks! « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 13:09, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

It's a sortable table so once meddled with there's no guarantee that the linked item will appear first, so we link each linked item each time. The Rambling Man (talk) 18:36, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
Awesome, thanks for the heads-up! « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 20:00, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Automated message[edit]

*click* Thankyou for contacting the Admin corps on WP:ERRORS. I am sorry that the entire corps is out today at Mid-Beach, Florida doing a back-slapping exercise on the appropriate way to congratulate each other when we block vandals at WP:AIV, but if you'd like to leave your name, number, and policy you violated, one of the team will get back to you in the next ten years. Have a nice day.... *click* Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:43, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Talk about fiction imitatining life...that could be Oversight to a T  :) —SerialNumber54129 paranoia /cheap sh*t room 13:53, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Errors at ERRORS[edit]


Sca, the comma was already there. So yes, you missed the point of the error report entirely, which was to unlink Washington. The Rambling Man (talk) 06:25, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Oh. Doh. Sca (talk) 13:21, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

"No space"[edit]

Why no space? (I added it before checking your edit.) SLBedit (talk) 13:16, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of England Test cricket records/archive1[edit]

Hi TRM, if you get a chance, I would appreciate if you could have another look at this FLC. All of your comments have been addressed. Cheers – Ianblair23 (talk) 07:36, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Question about an edit[edit]

Can we talk about this edit? I have seen you make this change in several places but I believe it is outdated. I think {{Reflist}} is now equivalent to {{Reflist|1=30em}}. I think there was a recent change to make 30em the default. Am I wrong?--- Coffeeandcrumbs 18:27, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Yes, you’re wrong. It only starts dynamically recolumning the refs once there are more than ten. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:09, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! I learn something everyday.--- Coffeeandcrumbs 19:35, 19 July 2018 (UTC)