User talk:Smith609

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Precious again[edit]

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palaeontology and evolution
Thank you for sharing your studies of palaeontology and evolution, for example Ediacara biota, to (quoting you) "improve content and accessibility, and reliability", and thank you for promoting "useful tools", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:32, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 152nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:44, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Uh oh - toolbox.js[edit]

When I click on Edit history stats, or page watchers under the Statistics toolbox in the right margin, I get the following - 403: User account expired The page you requested is hosted by the Toolserver user wiki_researcher, whose account has expired. Toolserver user accounts are automatically expired if the user is inactive for over six months. To prevent stale pages remaining accessible, we automatically block requests to expired content. See: [1] ??? AtsmeConsult 01:53, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Well, the toolserver itself is expired, now. Do you have an updated link, or any suggestions of how to find one? Martin (Smith609 – Talk) 10:08, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
Hey, Martin - you might want to read the following responses I got at the Village Pump: [2] under the section: Is_there_a_fix_for_the_expired_Toolserver_user_wiki_researcher?

They have block citation bot again[edit]

Some tool has blocked your tool. AManWithNoPlan (talk) 16:54, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Citation bot down?[edit]

It appears that citation bot is down. It does not appear to be blocked, but more likely there is an issue with the tool server - "jumping the queue" also does not work. Last edit of citation bot was on August 29. Thanks. -- (talk) 10:58, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Until I run an update tonight, the dev version seems to be working; replace 'citation' in the URL with 'citations-dev'. Martin (Smith609 – Talk) 10:15, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Fixed. Martin (Smith609 – Talk) 19:50, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Looks like there is a problem with the CitationBot again (which otherwise is - or was? - my FAVORITE Bot on Wikipedia). The output (when you jump the queue) says "! BLOCKED: This bot has been blocked from editing - failed.". Please check. Thanks! Peteruetz (talk) 16:13, 19 January 2015 (UTC)


The taxonomy section is messed up. There is a missing template somewhere. I'm not familiar with it to know what is missing. Could you take a look? Bgwhite (talk) 18:44, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I was fixing this page's refs, and I thought I might have messed it up, so I took a stab at it just now. In any event, I have added some seriously kludgy formatting to it to make it look halfway reasonable. Someone who understands the taxonomy and the templates being used may want to clean it up further. For one thing, some taxonomic names are italicized, and some are not. I don't know if there is a valid reason for that. – Jonesey95 (talk) 20:07, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Valdiviathyris quenstedti automated taxobox[edit]

Thank you for initiating an article on the genus Valdiviathyris, which was at that moment considered monotypic. You did so using an automated taxobox, a template I haven't mastered. Recently an article has been published that describes Valdiviathyris bicornis Holmer, Popov & Bassett, 2013, from the Silurian of Gotland. I believe that best practice is that extant species have their own entry while fossil species are dealt with in the entry of the genus they belong to. My request to you is if you could create a Valdiviathyris quenstedti page that may consist only of the automated taxobox, and drop me a line, so I can add content. Thank you in advance, regards, Dwergenpaartje (talk) 12:18, 26 September 2014 (UTC).

Difficulty with Citations button (and bug?)[edit]

I'm trying to improve my use of citations rather than letting other people come along later and expand them. I have the button, it loads the bot page and comes back to my edit, but doesn't expend bibcodes (cite journal|bibcode=...). I've tested on old versions that I know were successfully expanded, but nothing. I ran from the standalone doibot page and that worked (but committed edits even though I said not to and it said it wouldn't), so I'm lost as to what I'm doing wrong. Lithopsian (talk) 14:12, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Fritsch1945[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Fritsch1945 has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Ricky81682 (talk) 23:24, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Windermere Supergroup[edit]

Hi Martin, I've started a discussion on the talk page about the comparison with the Sinclair foreland basin model. Mikenorton (talk) 10:49, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Migration of {{cite arxiv}}[edit]

The {{Cite arXiv}} template is being updated to be more consistent with other citation templates. This is likely to introduce some red error messages in existing Cite arXiv templates that use unsupported parameters or that should be converted to {{Cite journal}}. Please see this discussion. – Jonesey95 (talk) 15:01, 31 March 2015 (UTC)