User talk:Thiseye

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Thiseye, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Taj typos[edit]

I created most of those typos~thanks for fixing them!! --Nemonoman 06:03, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Hinduism[edit]

There is a project here on Wikipedia to imrpove Hinduism-related articles. You may wish to join. DaGizzaChat © 12:12, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Pleuger rudder[edit]

Thank you for spellchecking this article. Please do not simply change the spelling from British English to American English. I am going to leave the edit in place because it's not relevant, but it just seems such a waste of time, and is also not in accord with wkipedia's guidelines on spellings. There is a whole revert war at Aluminium because of spelling differences. Fiddle Faddle 06:54, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

  • After a couple of such changes, I quickly realized that 'manoeuverability' was an acceptable spelling in British English even though it is listed here as a misspelling. I removed the correction setting in my AWB. But thanks for your post. Thiseye 07:01, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
    • There are a number of dipthongs which will catch AWB out. These things are always a challenge. It should not be listed in that article though. Fiddle Faddle 07:07, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Your AWB "fixes"...[edit]

Hi. Thanks for your efforts using AWB.

You seem to have changed the order of inter-language links at Eurovision Song Contest. See the diff here. I was told that these links should be in alphabetical order.. but it seems that you are moving them out of order. Why? What is correct? EuroSong talk 08:11, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

  • I did notice that oddity in AWB once when I was using it today. I assumed the links were to be in alphabetical order as well based on how the AWB normally operates. When I saw that today, I assumed there was some kind of exception, but I realize now that that was probably a dumb assumption to make. Perhaps, I had some setting incorrect or AWB just got confused. Thanks for bringing it to my attention though. I'll double-check my settings and be more careful in the future. Thiseye 08:29, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

Please update[edit]

Please update to the latest version of AWB, it now includes all my spelling fixes and is actively developed by the community. Thanks. --mboverload@ 03:39, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

AWB question[edit]

Hi Thiseye.

Today your AWB robot changed the code for Ø (Ø) to the letter Ø. Can everybody then read the letter now?

On my office computer, Chinese 'letters' are just small squares and sanskrit are vertical lines. Does the Scandinavian letters Æ, Ø and Å show up on your screen? (Æ, Ø and Å)

(I'm not interested in directions in getting my browser to read Chinese letters) --Necessary Evil 07:00, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

  • I don't understand what you're asking --Thiseye 03:05, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
    • Why is your AWB robot changing Ø to the letter Ø? I asked you if all computers in the World are set up to read Ø ? Necessary Evil 14:00, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
      • Not necessarily, but then Ø means absolutely nothing to anyone at all, at least the unicode makes sense to most people. Martin 22:34, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
        • Welcome Martin to the discussion.
        • People will not see: Ø on their monitors, they will see Ø. My question is; will more people see Ø from Ø than the typed Ø ? Please DO NOT read this in the Editing box or in the Show Changes box. If you do, it will make no sense at all! Bye Necessary Evil 12:06, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Grammar issue[edit]

I noticed that you listed yourself as a grammar nazi. I actually have a grammar issue that I thought you might be willing to help with. It is regarding whether or not dances (like waltz, tango, swing, ballet, etc.) should be capitalized. There is currently a discussion about it at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Dance and Talk:Lindy Hop. We would certainly appreciate your input. Thanks! —Cswrye 14:28, 6 September 2006 (UTC)


Project Ski[edit]

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AWB edit to Penrhyn Quarry Railway[edit]

Hi Thiseye. I noticed that you recently made a change to the Penrhyn Quarry Railway article with AWB, changing occurrences of frac12; to ½. I think its a mistake to do this for a couple of reasons. First, at least on my machine frac12; (which produces ½) is slightly easier to read than ½ because it renders the nominator and denominator of the fraction in a larger font. Second, its much easier for people to correct a fraction written using the frac template; on some systems it is very hard to type the ½ character and there aren't Unicode characters for all the appropriate fractions, whereas the frac template can produce any arbitrary fraction.

I couldn't find any policy or guideline that suggests the Unicode characters such as ½ are preferred and I believe there are significant advantages to using the frac template. Could I ask you not to replace the frac template in the future, or at least point me to the guideline that says it should be replaced?

Thanks, Gwernol 23:26, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Pages needing correction[edit]

Hello Thiseye, I noticed your intervention on the Intelligence Support Activity page. I had begun to improve the page because noone seemed to want to do it, but I don't speak english well enough, thank you for your correction of my mistakes. I have also added some text on other pages, including Joint Special Operations Command, Joint Communications Unit and 24th Special Tactics Squadron. Could you please check it and correct the mistakes I have probably done ? Thank you. Rob1bureau 21:54, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Done. Incidentally, I didn't find too many errors --Thiseye 02:26, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
Thank you very much. But I have not written much text in these pages, on the contrary of the Intelligence Support Activity. Rob1bureau 12:49, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
Do you actually enjoy correcting? If you do, you are a gold mine! :Dc76 19:49, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
I do actually. I'm weird like that. :-) --Thiseye 03:23, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

AutoWikiBrowser[edit]

Hi Thiseye,

AutoWikiBrowser's Google Search function is working again. You have to download the latest version, but it's working. Just thought I'd let you know. :) Happy editing, Firsfron of Ronchester 01:32, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

The Apprentice UK[edit]

Hello, Thiseye and thank you for your contributions on articles related to The Apprentice UK. I'd like to invite you to become a part of WikiProject The Apprentice UK, a WikiProject aiming to improve coverage of The Apprentice UK and related articles on Wikipedia.

If you would like to help out and participate, please come over and visit us here for more information. Thanks! Dalejenkins 11:14, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Hehe[edit]

thanks for correcting the language errors, I seem to write 'eachother' a lot ;) --Pelotastalk 17:53, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for correcting the spelling errors on my translated article, Camille Sée

Wikipedia:Peer review/Shahbag/archive2[edit]

I have just put the article to peer review. Would you care to take a look? Aditya Kabir 20:09, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

  • I made some typos fixes. --Thiseye 04:41, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Soviet invasion of Poland (1939)[edit]

If you have some time (and interest), could you please look at this article and correct it for grammar and style. It is being considered for FA. Don't shy to say if you notice some problems with it. Actually, judge it at a higher standard than ordinary articles (it is considered for FA), i.e. don't think "this way is not wrong", but think "this way is not wrong, but there is a better way". Thank you. :Dc76 22:24, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Hi, I've been scratching my head trying to figure out why you added Benjamin Ward Richardson to Category:People from Evansville, Indiana. There's no indication he ever even visited the place. Cgingold (talk) 10:43, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

I think I can throw a little light on this. At 13:54 on 23 April 2007 a vandal called Kimberlyneese changed Richardson's birthplace to Evansville, Indiana as well as some other rubbish. This all remained unnoticed until 30 May 2007 when thiseye changed the category, not realising that it was vandalism. On 30 October 2007 ^demon corrected the most glaring vandalism, including the birthplace, but not using undo, since there had been good faith edits in between. On 28 February Beeblbrox corrected a bit more. Then on 3 April 2008 I (SamuelTheGhost) corrected the remaining vandalism in the article, but didn't notice the category problem. Then finally Cgingold put that right on 13 July 2008. Luckily Kimberlyneese seems to have ceased to edit wikipedia, and is, one hopes, dead, but it shows how careful it is necessary to be, especially when using bots. SamuelTheGhost (talk) 17:13, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Vandalism on Parrotfish[edit]

Thanks for pointing that out - I reverted one unconstructive edit without seeing the ones before it. In the future, one way to fix a situation like that (where there are no substantive edits after the vandalism) is: 1) go to the last good version using page history, 2) click "edit", 3) click "save page" without making any other edits. Or turn on Twinkle, which will allow you to use rollback. Hanacy (talk) 09:26, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Revision to Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri articles[edit]

I noticed that you have revised either Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri or Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire.

I intend to revise those articles following the Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Article guidelines. There are more details on the discussion pages of those articles. I'd be interested in any comments you have. It would be best if your comments were on the discussion pages of the two articles.

Thank you.

Vyeh (talk) 10:35, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors wanted at LSU[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Mississippi Fire Dogs[edit]

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WikiProject Colorado[edit]

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Can you help us? Please see our list of some requested articles. If you wish, you may join WikiProject Colorado at Wikipedia:WikiProject Colorado/Members. If you have any questions, please leave me a message at User talk:Buaidh or e-mail me at Special:EmailUser/Buaidh. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Don't forget the Wikipedia 10th Anniversary event in Boulder tomorrow. Yours aye,  Buaidh  23:08, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

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Possible removal of AWB access due to inactivity[edit]

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