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My Awards[edit]

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I hereby award you this barnstar for your tireless contributions and upkeep of the Recent Deaths pages; your efforts are appreciated. Keep up the good work! Weatherman90 03:56, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
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for your efforts with Australian articles Gnangarra 00:22, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
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This is for your tireless contributions and work on the Recent Deaths section. I stride to make my edits like yours. Keep up the good work! Chandlerjoeyross (talk) 22:38, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
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This Death Star award is again for all your hard work on the Recent Deaths pages. Kiwipat (talk) 23:12, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
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I am honored to award you this barnstar for your work in improving the article Kelley Abbey in the face of pending deletion. Your diligent WP:AFTER improves the project for all its readers. Great job! Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 19:45, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
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For your excellent speedy deletion tagging :). Ironholds (talk) 11:57, 20 October 2012 (UTC)
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Good catches on the Sandy Hook article Amadscientist (talk) 12:49, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
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For excellent work objectively streamlining over-referencing at Victoria Leigh Soto. Jokestress (talk) 12:22, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
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For formatting the references on the annual "Deaths in XXXX" pages into a less-unwieldy more-efficient format, thus reducing pageload times. — Wyliepedia 03:36, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
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Nicos Anastasiades - Well spotted, he created eight such articles before I could get a block in!  Ronhjones  (Talk) 23:48, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
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Your userpage is brilliant!,

I had literally laughed out loud & I thought me laughing at 4am would be impossible but seems not :)
Thanks! :),
Regards, -→Davey2010→→Talk to me!→ 03:19, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

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HI! THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK!

JackGann (talk) 07:11, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

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Thank you for fixing my linkrot on the Alan Henning page. --108.176.24.195 (talk) 02:05, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
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Dylann Ceriani is a very good contribution that also solved an unpleasant problem. Thank you very much for your work on it. BDD (talk) 16:32, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
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Way to pounce! I went to do this exact edit a minute after you... stop reading my mind!

EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 01:16, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

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Thank you for correcting the Powers Boothe article. I was going to revert it myself, but I figured I'd discuss it in the Talk page. I'm glad someone did it, though. DTXBrian (talk) 02:24, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for responding to my call for help on Talk:Grenfell_Tower_fire and your tireless contribution to the page. Gxrneyme (talk) 01:17, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

My DYK[edit]

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Fame at last...[edit]

How does Wikipedia deal with a mass shooting? A frenzied start gives way to a few core editors. No mention of me though:). Nice diagrams, and a quick look at the page histories of shooting incidents will show a core of regular editors.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 17:30, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

HI WWGB, I'm a researcher at Sydney Uni and would like to contact you. I'm not sure how best to do this and hoping this message somehow reaches you....Doctor 17. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Doctor 17 (talkcontribs) 08:45, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Were you aware?[edit]

I assume that you have been made aware of this. But, in the event that you were not, I wanted to point it out to you and bring this to your attention. Your name was mentioned in this article: How does Wikipedia deal with a mass shooting? A frenzied start gives way to a few core editors. Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 23:46, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

Reverting stabbing attacks edits without naming any reason[edit]

Please start discussion first before reverting my edits regarding the stabbing attacks. Reverting without real need and without naming any reason should be discussed first. --Angerdan (talk) 11:36, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

I suggest you control your exuberance and seek consensus before making profound changes. WWGB (talk) 11:58, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Just to do an extended clarify the reason of my editings (beyond the stated reasons in all of my edit summaries): Due to the increasing numbers of attacks, places aren't precise/unique enough anymore to describe the context of an article name. If you have any other idea, please tell it here or lets reverse your rollbacks withou edit summaries. My edits are objectively without subjective feelings. You did rollback the edits without creating an discussion first. Which brings you in the position of possibly starting an edit war. --Angerdan (talk) 12:07, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
No, YOU made significant edits without creating a discussion first. This is called WP:BRD. Now you go to each of the pages you want to move and start a discussion to justify that move. WWGB (talk) 12:09, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
I already justified my edits within the comments. But "When reverting, be specific about your reasons in the edit summary and use links if needed. Look at the article's history and its talk page to see if a discussion has begun. If not, you may begin one." is what you didn't.
Also your reverts are against the guidelines of WP:Revert only when necessary. "You might discuss an edit on the talk page before reverting."
So feel free to choose the articles you'd like to start an discussion. --Angerdan (talk) 12:48, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Maybe the view from the category perspective gives you a hint about the usefulness of uniform names for several articles: Category:Stabbing attacks in Europe --Angerdan (talk) 12:52, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Thanks for reviewing Devin Gray (American football), WWGB.

Unfortunately Joe Roe has just gone over this page again and unreviewed it. Their note is:

Unsourced BLP

To reply, leave a comment on Joe Roe's talk page.

– Joe (talk) 13:59, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Seriously though, let's make peace and not war[edit]

I know I said I'll die on the hill of an uppercase title, but that was partially bluster. I'd rather we be friendly and understanding about this. Did you understand the part of the policy I quoted in the other part, and can you see how that's exactly the sort of title this guy held? It's fine if you can't, I guess, but just think about it a little more. InedibleHulk (talk) 23:13, June 27, 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 June 2018[edit]

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, WWGB. You have new messages at Talk:Darbara Singh (murderer).
Message added 18:41, 7 July 2018 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

If you are ok with the reply, Kindly remove the RFC tag from the talk. If you would like to re-activate it just remove the nowiki tags. thanks. DBigXray 18:41, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

MasterChef Australia 1[edit]

Hello. Is there anything wrong with adding the reason Nic withdrew from the competition? 2602:306:3137:20B0:1462:21DE:F174:F107 (talk) 02:53, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

It's unsourced, unencyclopedic and unnecessary. WWGB (talk) 02:56, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Thailand Cave Rescue[edit]

Why was death of ‘Richard Harris’ deleted? Chintan Kamani 14:39, 11 July 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ckamani (talkcontribs)

@Ckamani: Do you really think Harris is dead? Evidence? WWGB (talk) 14:42, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Damn! That was my bad. Media reported it that way as if he died. My apologies. Chintan Kamani 14:49, 11 July 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ckamani (talkcontribs)

Team Names[edit]

I was looking at that IP edit too. Are sure about that revert? SlightSmile 11:35, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

@Slightsmile: They are unsourced edits to a list that is already sourced. Probably an issue with the transliteration of Thai names, but nevertheless needs to be sourced. WWGB (talk) 11:38, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
I understand. Thanks. SlightSmile 11:40, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Help with Thai Cave Rescue[edit]

Hi WWGB, I posted this question on another user's talk page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:DonFB#Hi,_can_you_help_please?

Can you help by any chance? Apologies if this is in the wrong place to ask but you seem to know wikipedia inside out. Thank you so much! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Historyguy1966 (talkcontribs) 06:04, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

@Historyguy1966: Copy the cite below and paste it into the article at the desired place.
<ref>{{cite news |last1=Mahtani |first1=Shibani |title=‘He loved them more than himself’: How a 25-year-old former monk kept the Thai soccer team alive |url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/he-loved-them-more-than-himself-how-a-25-year-old-former-monk-kept-the-thai-soccer-team-alive/2018/07/07/b4100076-815e-11e8-b3b5-b61896f90919_story.html |work=The Washington Post |date=7 July 2018}}</ref>
WWGB (talk) 06:32, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you so much! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Historyguy1966 (talkcontribs) 07:01, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of Hoda Kobeissi for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Hoda Kobeissi is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hoda Kobeissi until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. StAnselm (talk) 06:17, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 16[edit]

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Crawlies[edit]

This is where I show off my ignorance. That cave is deep in the tropics. I'm surprised that no one - the kids crawling through tight spaces in the beginning etc didn't encounter crawly things venomous or otherwise. I remember seeing an interview Michael J Fox talking about how they had to hire a "snake beater" to chase off cobras when they were shooting a film in the jungle there. SlightSmile 10:55, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

If the issue has not been reported in reliable sources then we have no reason to consider it. WWGB (talk) 12:33, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
I wasn't thinking putting that in any article otherwise I would have brought this to the article talk. I was just curious about the crawly things and took a chance asking you what you know about that kind of thing. Sorry if I'm being a bore, I do that sometimes. I find myself being so blown away by that cave rescue - wow! SlightSmile 12:48, 16 July 2018 (UTC)