User talk:Toromedia

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Hello, Toromedia. Welcome to Wikipedia and thank you for your contributions! I'm Gibmetal77, one of the other editors here, and I hope you decide to stay and help contribute to this amazing repository of knowledge.
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Sincerely, Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 10:43, 28 July 2012 (UTC)   (Leave me a message)


Hi there, have you heard of Gibraltarpedia? Please see how you can contribute here and join in! --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 13:25, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

User adoption[edit]

Hi there. You may want to briefly write about your interests on your userpage to let adopters know a little about you. It might be a good idea to mention your intentions on contributing to GibraltarpediA --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 11:07, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Regarding adoption[edit]

Hi Toromedia. I notice you've put a "request for adoption" template on your userpage. Given the number of users starting on the encyclopedia each day and the number who look for adoption, there can often be a backlog when just displaying the request. You are much more likely to find an adopter if you are pro-active about it, perhaps asking an editor or two from the list of adopters if they would consider adopting you? Good luck in finding someone to help out. WormTT(talk) 10:40, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Gibraltar-related deletion discussions[edit]

As you're a member of WikiProject GibraltarpediA, I thought you might wish to know that there are a number of deletion requests currently ongoing relating to articles and assets involving Gibraltar. They are:

If you have any views on these deletion requests, please feel free to comment on the relevant pages. Prioryman (talk) 22:40, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, now on the case. Toromedia (talk) 00:26, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Uploads to Commons[edit]

Thanks for your additions to commons! I would avoid framing images as this adds unnecessary "clutter" to an encyclopedia article. If you could re-upload the ones of iberis gibraltarica (go to the image on commons and click on the link that says "Upload a new version of this file" under the File History section) we could probably replace the infobox image with one of yours. --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 19:53, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Devil's Gap Battery in sandbox[edit]

I hope you don't mind me tinkering with your sandbox but I've made some changes to help show you how to structure an article in terms of infobox, sections and citations. The text could do with a copy edit so it's not directly lifted from DiscoverGibraltar (although we're technically allowed to do so) and adding other reliable sources (generally travel sites are not considered reliable). I hope this helps. Any probs, you know where to find me. --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 21:19, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! Toromedia (talk) 22:08, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

I found your sandbox article on Devil's Gap Battery had been located at Toromedia/sandbox, which is in article space. I've moved it to User:Toromedia/sandbox, which is in your user space. When it's ready, you can move it back into article space with the appropriate title. If you've got any questions, feel free to poke me with any questions. —Tom Morris (talk) 23:31, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! Toromedia (talk) 22:08, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Gibraltarpedia deletion proposal[edit]

Dear Gibraltarpedia contributor,

A proposal has been made to delete Gibraltarpedia. If you have a view on this, please feel free to comment at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:GLAM/GibraltarpediA. Prioryman (talk) 09:29, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Devils Battery[edit]

Looks very good and very pleased to see Jim's generous offer is being exploited Victuallers (talk) 12:08, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, my first effort with a little help Toromedia (talk) 22:10, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Fortifications of Gibraltar[edit]

This is my work in progress on the fortifications. Feel free to add to the introduction! --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 22:52, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

October 2012[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. I noticed that your username, "Toromedia", may not meet Wikipedia's username policy because it appears you are editing on behalf of a media organization. If you believe that your username does not violate our policy, please leave a note here explaining why. As an alternative, you may ask for a change of username, or you may simply create a new account for editing. Thank you.   — Jeff G. ツ (talk) 03:15, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

That's my username and I do not represent a media organisation Toromedia (talk) 22:12, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

An award from us (and the signpost :-) )[edit]

Signpost Barnstar Hires.png The Signpost Barnstar
This month the Signpost said that the Gibraltar project was a " ludicrously productive GLAM project". Thank you for helping us with that achievement (nice pictures!). We have got behind with the barnstars so this is one to say thank you for helping. is now showing the list of about 100 plaques - do take a look and see the languages we will be featuring. Victuallers (talk) 22:01, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! Toromedia (talk) 19:25, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

William's Way[edit]

Thanks for your additions to my draft on the fortifications. Can you show me where this is on Google Maps please? I remember readong about the fire in this tunnel recently but I've no idea where it is... --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 19:39, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Check out new stub on Williams Way, Gibraltar, would like infobox to show map can you fix it please? Also discuss creation of article for Northern DefencesToromedia (talk) 19:52, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
Hi Tommy, thanks for this contribution! I'm afraid the Template:Infobox tunnel doesn't allow for maps but I've asked here for someone to look into it. --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 00:55, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Obituary of head of tunneling[edit]

Arthur Robert Owen Williams (1905-1989) was known as "ARO". He trained as a miner in South Africa and was in charge of tunneling operation in Gibraltar during World Wat II. He left the army as a Lieutenant Col noel in the Royal Engineers and he was also given an OBE. He went on to retire as the Managing Director of Consolidated Gold Fields.[1] ,,, if this guy did all the WW2 tunnels then he deserves to have a tunnel named after him! Victuallers (talk) 17:12, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the info, he in fact did get another tunnel named after him AROW Street, which is located parallel to the Dudley Ward Tunnel. Toromedia (talk) 17:27, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
  1. ^ "ARO Williams OBE Obituary". J. Inst South African Mining and Metallurgy p.300. 1989.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help);
I added him to Consolidated Gold Fields so thats 3 mentions! Victuallers (talk) 17:46, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

November 2012[edit]

Hello, I'm Sue Rangell. I wanted to let you know that I undid one of your recent contributions, such as the one you made to Williams Way, Gibraltar, because it didn’t appear constructive to me. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks, Sue Rangell 01:39, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

  • Hi Sue,a problem with my sandbox which is mirrored to the article, I cannot clear my sandbox without deleting my article, I am stuck, please help! Toromedia (talk) 22:43, 14 November 2012 (UTC)


Toromedia, I saw you had the adoption userbox and was wondering if you'd like for me to adopt you. If you'd like to peruse my adoption school prior to answering, you may do so, but please don't edit any of the pages in it...if you'd like to be adopted, I'll set it up for you, just let me know. Thanks! The adoption school is here. Go Phightins! 03:17, 27 November 2012 (UTC)


Hey there Toromedia! I saw your request for an adopter, and I'd love to fill the spot! I currently have 2 spots avaliable for adoption, so if you'd like one, just reply here or on my talk page. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! gwickwire | Leave a message 03:38, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

First Gibraltar Challenge GLAM Barnstar[edit]

GLAM barnstar.png The GLAM Logo Barnstar
The Gibraltar Challenge created over 600 new articles in more than three dozen languages in about four months. Scores of people helped on-line and in en:Gibraltar. You can find who else helped and find out more by clicking here, you helped with this. Thank you. Mrjohncummings (talk) 19:18, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Notification of discussion[edit]

As a member of the Gibraltarpedia project, you may be aware that there was a discussion a few months ago on Wikipedia talk:Did you know about Gibraltar-related DYKs on the Main Page. I am proposing that the temporary restrictions on such DYKs, which were imposed in September 2012, should be lifted and have set out a case for doing so at Wikipedia talk:Did you know/Gibraltar-related DYKs. If you have a view on this, please comment at that page. Prioryman (talk) 22:17, 13 February 2013 (UTC)