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Welcome to my talk page.

Please note that I prefer to have substantial discussions about individual articles on their own talk pages rather than here, so that all editors of those articles can see them and contribute.

Please also note that I prefer conversations to be in one place. I will reply to comments where they are left and, if necessary, transfer comments back to the original talk page where the conversation was initiated.

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Protection of United Kingdom general election, 2015[edit]

I can fully understand the need to protect United Kingdom general election, 2015 at the moment. However, I am concerned about the state it has been left in while protected. The reason for the slow edit war was that some editors were intent on changing it even while an RfC was ongoing, while others, myself included, argued that such changes should be reverted precisely because they were made during the RfC, and that allowing the changes made during the RfC was allowing those who abuse the RfC process to succeed in the aim of their abuse of the process. By protecting it in the state it is, you are accidentally allowing those who abuse the RfC process to succeed in the aim of their abuse of the process, while the more restrained editors like myself and Bondegezo who have reverted such abusive changes are finding that our self-restraint in not reverting such changes immediately has led to the page being frozen in the state left by those who abuse the process and add to that abuse with quick reverts. DrArsenal (talk) 22:04, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Underlinked tags[edit]

Hello Tim. Please could you stop adding the underlinked tags to the Swiss referendum articles. They have well over a hundred links on each article. Thanks, Number 57 18:03, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

clean up using AWB[edit]

Hi, today you made a large number of edits like this, giving the edit summary "clean up using AWB". Most of these consisted solely of the bypassing of a working redirect, which not only goes against WP:NOTBROKEN, it also violates WP:AWB#Rules of use, item 4 "Do not make insignificant or inconsequential edits. An edit that has no noticeable effect on the rendered page is generally considered an insignificant edit." Please be careful that you do not continue making edits like these. --Redrose64 (talk) 20:01, 6 July 2016 (UTC)


User:Dr. Blofeld has created Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Contests. The idea is to run a series of contests/editathons focusing on each region of Africa. He has spoken to Wikimedia about it and $1000-1500 is possible for prize money. As someone who has previously expressed interest in African topics, would you be interested in contributing to one or assisting draw up core article/missing article lists? He says he's thinking of North Africa for an inaugural one in October. If interested please sign up in the participants section of the Contest page, thanks.♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:38, 21 July 2016 (UTC)


Hello T. I thought you should know that you placed an indefinite full protection here. It could have been removed within an hour of your protecting it so, when you have a chance, please open up the article for editing again. Thanks for your time. MarnetteD|Talk 23:20, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Many thanks for the quick response! MarnetteD|Talk 23:26, 26 July 2016 (UTC)