User talk:TomB123

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March 2010[edit]

Start hand.svg Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. I noticed that your username, E.G Interactive, may not meet Wikipedia's username policy because EG Interactive is the name of a company, and this could be construed as an account belonging to that company.. If you believe that your username does not violate our policy, please leave a note here explaining why. As an alternative, you may file for a change of username, or you may simply create a new account and use that for editing. Thank you. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 22:53, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Hello. This account was set up by me as a representative of the company that has since been declared defunct. It was created so that we could create and edit an entry on one of our products (which still continues to exist as a separate entity irrespective of the company. If there is a company called E.G Interactive, I'm more than happy to remove the account completely should they so wish. E.G Interactive (talk) 21:29, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

Oh having read the rules I can see what you mean. I will change it. E.G Interactive (talk) 21:31, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

May 2010[edit]

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Somehow I didn't see that you had in fact got your name changed. Sorry about that, hopefully there's no harm done. Beeblebrox (talk) 18:14, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

No problem TomB123 (talk) 22:10, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use File:UK_PM_Jag_13_05_2010.jpg[edit]

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I have written a brief rationale for its use, and as soon as a free (and better quality) image can be found, I will use that and this should be deleted. I've written to Downing Street (although I'm not holding out for a reply) about whether a higher quality image could be uploaded to Flickr and used rather than a BBC screenshot. TomB123 (talk) 22:25, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
I've also emailed Heathcliff O'Malley to try and get the image at put into the public domain.TomB123 (talk) 22:53, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
After much thought, I have deleted the image. If a free-use image becomes available, then that could be used - but perhaps at the moment, just use File:Jaguar XJ X351.jpg with a caption along the lines of "Jaguar XJ X351 similar to the version used by David Cameron"? -- PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 06:47, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
That could work. I'll keep searching for an alternative. TomB123 (talk) 08:48, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Manhattan Project[edit]

Thanks for your changes to Manhattan Project. I was unsure as to whether "Britain" or "United Kingdom" was the correct way to refer to your country. Since you live there, I'm blaming you taking your word for it. Hawkeye7 (talk) 05:54, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Either is fair to use, but I thought that as you'd already used "United States" to refer to the USA, I'd use "United Kingdom" for uniformity across the section. And don't worry, I will happily shoulder the blame inevitable gratification which comes from it. TomB123 (talk) 19:03, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Northern Ireland[edit]

Just a heads-up with rgds to your edit on the first sentence of the NI article – I guarantee it's going to get reverted. Unfortunately a vocal minority on Wikipedia oppose to using the term "country" on its own to refer to Northern Ireland, so that's the way the intro was the way it was. I support your change, but it won't last. JonChappleTalk 20:47, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Strange, I wouldn't have thought rephrasing from "one of the four countries of the United Kingdom" to "a country that is part of the United Kingdom" would be too contentious. Oh well, if it does, it does. TomB123 (talk) 20:50, 24 August 2011 (UTC)
You don't edit Northern Ireland-related articles very much, do you? ;) The issue some people have is that saying a "country that is part of..." implies it's a country in its own right, which they disagree with. Quite what else it is I don't know, but there you go. JonChappleTalk 21:07, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Historic Coventry edit-a-thon at Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry[edit]

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