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Welcome to my Talk Page... Please feel free to post any issues related to me or aricles I am editing here. Please respect the talk page guidelines and remember to sign your posts by typing four tildes. Please feel free to edit this page but do not vandilise it. Thanks for visiting, WVRMad.

Hello, WVRMad, and Welcome to Wikipedia!

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Happy editing! Ghmyrtle (talk) 20:11, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

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Wye Valley railway Map

Wye Valley Railway
Coleford, Monmouth, Usk
& Pontypool Railway
Monmouth Troy
Ross and Monmouth Railway
River Wye
Wyesham Halt
Wyesham Junction
for Coleford Railway
Monmouthshire, Wales
Gloucestershire, England
Redbrook on Wye
Penallt Viaduct
over River Wye
Penallt Halt
Whitebrook Halt
St Briavels
Llandogo Halt
Brockweir Halt
River Wye 
Tintern tunnel
182 yd
166 m
Tintern Wireworks Branch
Tintern Quarry
Tidenham tunnel
1190 yd
1088 m
Netherhope Halt
Gloucester–Newport line
Wye Valley Junction
Tutshill for Beachley Halt
Chepstow East
Chepstow Railway Bridge
over River Wye
Gloucester–Newport line

Use {{Wye Valley Railway}} for standard or {{Wye Valley Railway|collapse=yes}} for default collapsed (eg for station pages). Give me a shout if there are any problems. -mattbuck (Talk) 21:12, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Great Map!
Wye Valley Railway Mad (talk) 17:51, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
Hi. I did read your message, but I've been preoccupied with other stuff. A word of advice - when someone edits my talk page, it shows up in a big orange stripe. When you edit my user page (which you shouldn't be doing anyway), it doesn't inform me at all other than by watchlist.
I may get on to the map soon, maybe not. Like I said, other stuff. -mattbuck (Talk) 20:34, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
Sorry about that, I didn't know what to do to get the orange stripe, oh well...
WVRMADTalkGuestbook 08:42, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Coleford Railway Map

Thanks for the offer Mattbuck, I am not desperately in need of it right now but you are welcome to make it...

Wye Valley Railway Mad (talk) 17:51, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

A word of advice...

Just to say that what you're doing looks fine, in general, but if I could just give you one tip it would be to be a little more informative in your edit summaries. Instead of saying "expanding article", it would be more helpful if you could outline in a few words what changes you've made, and in the same way when you're commenting on talk pages it would be sometimes more helpful to put in the summary something more informative than just "talk". Other than that, your edits are really useful and well considered. Happy editing! Ghmyrtle (talk) 20:09, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip.

Wye Valley Railway Mad (talk) 15:14, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Possible adoption

I'll consider adopting you. To address your first questions, you can set your signature format in Special:Preferences. You seem to already have the basic idea, but I can give further tips. As for the arrows, see Wikipedia:Edit_summaries#Section_editing and Wikipedia:Edit_summaries#Automatic_summaries. These are auto-generated, so you usually don't have to worry about them. You can always write your own summary instead (or in addition for section editing).

One thing I would like to know is whether you have previously edited Wikipedia with another account. Feel free to contact me at Special:EmailUser/Superm401 if you prefer (you may need to enable email in your preferences). Best, Superm401 - Talk 06:51, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

I'd be glad to adopt you. And I do prefer your newest signature. In the old one, people might be tempted to mouse-over the smileys to see if they lead somewhere different. Superm401 - Talk 02:27, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Improving Wye Valley Railway Map

Anytime! I thought the less complicated version worked just as well for both diagrams. Britmax (talk) 11:05, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

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Page movement

Hi, instead of just copy/pasting pages to a new name, it's better to use the move button, as this keeps the history intact. -mattbuck (Talk) 11:46, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

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Motto of the Day

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Template Maps

The maps are great. :) They really contribute to the articles, and I don't see any problems. Superm401 - Talk 21:04, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Section with a scroll bar

Hi, WVRMad. It's actually very easy. Just enclose the HTML you want to "windowize" in within the body of a pair of <div> </div> tags. You'll then want to define the size of the window, and tell the interpreter that the window shouldn't expand beyond that size, but scroll instead. You can to this by defining the height and overflow properties, as follows.

<div style="height:200px; overflow:auto;">

Here is the text you wish to window-ize.
You can also use the "wiki include" syntax, {{like this}}


Let me know if you have any problems. Hope that helps! – ClockworkSoul 04:06, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Doh, my mistake. When I write as overflow=auto should have read overflow:auto, with a colon instead of an equals sign. I fixed it above, and on your used page. What do you think? – ClockworkSoul 20:22, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Edit count errors

Hey, WVRMAD. The two issues you saw are unrelated. The error at seems to be an error in a servlet that is connecting to the toolserver database. When you click the link, you get a SSL error, because is using an invalid SSL certificate. They're misidentifying themselves, so Firefox (which I do use) is warning you. I would do the "Add Exception" process (even though Wikimedia should fix this too). Superm401 - Talk 09:08, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Scott McGann

I'm trying to create a page for Scott McGann and the LaGuardia hoax bomb incident that's been all over the news. What I published was just a first draft -- was I wrong to do this? His story impacted tens of thousands of people; what more should I do to prove notability? --Mike Schiraldi (talk) 19:00, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Scott McGann, continued

So I've now added citations demonstrating his notability. How do I get the speedy-deletion nomination removed? --Mike Schiraldi (talk) 19:19, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion contested: Scott McGann

Hello WVRMad, and thanks for your work patrolling new changes. I am just informing you that I contested the speedy deletion of Scott McGann - a page you tagged - because: The article makes a credible assertion of notability, sufficient to pass A7. Please review the criteria for speedy deletion before tagging further pages. If you have any questions or problems, please let me know. NW (Talk) 01:32, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Latin motto

I think the motto is cute, albeit a little (not excessively) obscure. I also can't vouch for the translation, since I don't know Latin. Be bold and submit it. Superm401 - Talk 04:48, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

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User page

Great job! – ClockworkSoul 14:45, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Omnifone article revisions

Hi WVRMad,

Thanks for your editing suggestions on the Omnifone article. Following your suggestions I have added citations to the article to ensure it is correctly referenced, verifiable and accurate (and therefore encyclopedic). Would it be possible for you to revisit the article and see what you think as we would like it to meet with your approval? Many thanks Tho2009 (talk) 10:50, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi WVRMad, thanks for coming back to me on the Omnifone article. Can you let me know if any further revisions or improvements are needed now that you're ok with it. I would like to get the remaining multiple issues tag removed. Can you recommend an admin to talk with if you cannot remove the tag?
Many thanks Tho2009 (talk) 09:32, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

File:Perrygrove Railway.xcf

Hey, it looks like File:Perrygrove Railway.xcf was deleted by Feydey. In the future, consider exporting the xcf (Gimp) file as a PNG. See for some details. Let me know if I can help with anything else. Superm401 - Talk 20:17, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway

Hi, we seem to be cross editing on the HRGR article so to avoid confusion I'll work on the missing stations.

Rsloch (talk) 15:21, 31 August 2009 (UTC)


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Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway

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What was the rail gauge of the Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway? Peter Horn User talk 00:24, 21 November 2009 (UTC))

I have not got any published sources saying it was standard gauge from the start but I presume it was standard gauge from its opening becuase:
1) have not found any information implying that the gauge was changed and I am certain it was standard guage towards the end of it's life because I have seen many photos (including these,) that show it being standard gauge.
2) It branched from the Welsh Marches Line which was standard guage from it's construction and met with the Wye Valley Railway and Ross and Monmouth Railway (both standard gauge) at Monmouth and trains could continue onto Chepstow or Ross-on-Wye staying on the same tracks.
3) The railway company built a massive viaduct soon after the line between Pontypool and Monmouth was completed, the viaduct was only wide enough for a single standard guage track.
WVRMADTalkGuestbook 18:07, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. I guess either one of us coulds update the article. Peter Horn User talk 22:07, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

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End of adoption

You're welcome, and I wish you the greatest success. Feel free to chat any time. Superm401 - Talk 19:30, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

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I have not been able to do much editing recently due to a dodgy internet connection, I will hopefully be able to start editing more soon. WVRMADTalkGuestbook 13:15, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

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Yes, much better. Thank you for correcting that. -FASTILY (TALK) 20:18, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Tutshill Halt

Re this edit; I got the "for Beachley" part from Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 236. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.  --Redrose64 (talk) 19:20, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks and an invitation

High WVRMad - thanks for the advice about signing edits of Wikipedia entries.

If you feel like spending a day in the real world please come and play trains on my railway some time. There is a footplate waiting for you. Not quite as much fun as riding up the valley from Chepstow to Monmouth, but the best I can offer, and jolly good fun!

Michael Crofts Perrygrove Railway 01594 834991

Here are my four tildes, hope it works (can't really understand it) MKCatPerrygrove (talk) 20:56, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

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I added links. Let me know what you think, if you have time. I think that they work pretty well, but my opinion may be a bit biased. :) Hi878 (talk) 05:00, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
Another link was added, your opinion would be fantastic. :) Hi878 (talk) 04:51, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

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Have you had "Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean everyone isn't out to get me?" Link to AN/U or CABAL or something. -mattbuck (Talk) 22:07, 25 May 2010 (UTC)


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