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red party[edit]

THankyou for cleaning this up for me I tried numerous ways to rewrite it but seem as good as yours -ta darren redstar

Weyes[edit]

Thanks for the note. Weyes is not inconclusive; it's cleaely failed. It should never have gone for a second extention, because it only creates argumentation that taints the nomination all ways around. So whichever one of us gets to it first should remove it. Cheers, Cecropia | explains it all ® 1 July 2005 16:25 (UTC)

Ethiopian towns[edit]

Wow, thanks for adding all of those missing cities in Ethiopia! It's a chore I've been trying to get to for a long while, but I've been hampered by problems on my side of the computer, like a lack of information. However, I have questions on a couple of these articles which may result in some major changes:

  • Hayk, Ethiopia -- Actually, AFAIK this is the name of a lake, in the middle of which is a famous monastery (see, for example, Takla Haymanot). I'm not aware of a city or town nearby.
  • Shire, Ethiopia -- This is actually the name of an ancient province, which is also spelled "Sire", "Syre", etc. Eventually there will be an article about this province, since it is important in Ethiopian history; any problem with moving this article to Inda Selassie?

Thanks again for the work -- llywrch 4 July 2005 23:26 (UTC)

Koubiala[edit]

I've been sorting through the Malian city articles lately and just found your entry for Koubiala. As Google doesn't seem to have any hits for Koubiala but our mirror sites, is it possible that this is a variant spelling or typo for Koutiala? I enjoyed your Gao article, by the way... --Dvyost 9 July 2005 04:59 (UTC)

No worries! Thanks for taking care of it so quickly. Seeya on the Africa boards, --Dvyost 12:31, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

Counties[edit]

The traditional counties saga refuses to lie. Some people are objecting to the current county naming policy. Look at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (places)#Counties again. Just thought you might like to know seem as you voted on it. G-Man 21:49, 9 July 2005 (UTC)

UK COTW: Winter of Discontent[edit]

Just to let you know, an article you've voted for, has became this week's UKCOTW - Winter of Discontent. Cheers -- Joolz 19:08, 10 July 2005 (UTC)


African COTW[edit]

You showed support for the African Collaboration of the Week. This week Dar es Salaam was chosen. Please help improve it to featured-article standard.

Connolley RFA[edit]

I would invite your participation at Wikipedia talk:Requests_for_adminship/William_M._Connolley. The Uninvited Co., Inc. 17:33, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

Islands[edit]

One of my sources was the page linked. Another one was this site, which has some slight disagreements with the other one, but lists a huge number of islands. john k 14:06, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

Class prejudice[edit]

I don't know what to do with articles like charva. It feels like pure hatred and that I am the only one against. I don't want to intervene as I don't need the wikistress of taking them all on but I need to flag this up somewhere. The social makeup of wikipedia contributors is going to create this crap :( Secretlondon 19:36, 17 July 2005 (UTC)

African COTW[edit]

You showed support for the African Collaboration of the Week. This week Dar es Salaam was chosen. Please help improve it to featured-article standard.

Wikipedia:WikiProject_Countries[edit]

I've recently discovered that there's a huge amount of still yet-to-be-converted CIA World Factbook material about various countries, especially territories and developing countries. I have started a category for such articles Category:CIA World Factbook cleanup and made a post at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Countries#Reinvigorating_this_project suggesting the project be re-vitalised. Suggestions would be welcome! Morwen - Talk 12:55, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Cool! It's a big project but have to start somewhere. I think I'm going to try to focus on Nigeria.
By the way, nice one on the creation of a certain article today. ;) Morwen - Talk 17:05, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

21 July 2005 London explosions[edit]

Glad I could help. RattleMan 21:46, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

Highest point of Guernsey[edit]

Don't know if you're still interested, but I stumbled across a handy list of highest points in the Channel Islands from 1913. In consequence, I've edited Guernsey. Man vyi 06:36, 22 July 2005 (UTC)

1990s in HK[edit]

The word "the" as in "The 1990s in Hong Kong", "The 1970s in Hong Kong" etc. has a special meaning. Please don't erase the word from the title. Deryck C. from Hong Kong, 12:26, 25 July 2005 (UTC).

Just custom. In Hong Kong, everybody says "The 1990s" instead of simply "1990s". Therefore to conform the wikipedian custom (use British spelling and usage in Britain related articles, Aussie spelling and usage in Australian articles, similarly use Hong Kong-style wordings in Hong Kong related articles) the word the is put into the article series: The 1960s in Hong Kong, The 1970s in Hong Kong, The 1990s in Hong Kong. Much thanks for agreeing to talk with me and much thanks if you'll not do that retitling again. Deryck C. 12:46, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

Urban75[edit]

Please stop making inaccurate changes to the article about our bulletin board. You are an unknown there, save for some tedious Trottery, and we know what we are talking about. Desist or be banned.

Update: You are continuing to edite-war on this article. Your actions have been reported.Twenty Enschede 10:28, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

Wikiproject Years Survey[edit]

Hi. To get everybody thinking, I've created a survey about Year pages here. I'm telling all the participants of WikiProject Years and everyone else who has shown an interest in year pages or participated in the discussion. If you could check it out it would be appreciated, and tell anyone you think may be interested.Trevor macinnis 17:23, 28 July 2005 (UTC)

Taxoboxes[edit]

If you don't know the authority for a species, you should use {{Taxobox section binomial simple}} instead of {{Taxobox section binomial}}. This allows the article to be found and an authority added. Gdr 23:40:06, 2005-08-02 (UTC)

Counties again[edit]

Hello Warofdreams. The issue of the counties policy has recently come up again (yawn), and I though you might like to take part in the debate going on Here. Your input would be much appreciated. G-Man 21:20, 3 August 2005 (UTC)

Extreme points of the United Kingdom[edit]

I can't find an explanation for your reversion in Extreme points of the United Kingdom but the article is now inconsistent. Different points are given for the extremes of Scotland (mainland) and Great Britian (mainland) and this is wrong. Do you think Corrachadh Mor is not further west or do you regard the difference as trivial, or what? I had posted on Talk:Ardnamurchan Point for opinions Thincat 14:23, 5 August 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for re-reverting so quickly. If you want to change Argyll to Highland (or vice versa), that is not something that bothers me! Thincat 15:07, 5 August 2005 (UTC)

Func's RfA :)[edit]

Thank you for your vote during my RfA, Warofdreams! :)

Please never hesitate to let me know if you have concerns with any administrative action I may make.

Functce,  ) 03:30, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

Hoyland Nether[edit]

Hi! I am writing this message to you because you have been one of the most prolific editors of articles about places in South Yorkshire. Yesterday I came across an article on Hoyland Nether (it linked to the Hallamshire article). The text of this article was a copy-paste from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica and it seemed hopelessly out of date. However, when I tried to find Hoyland Nether on modern maps, the name was not there—in fact the only modern reference to Hoyland Nether that I have been able to find on google is a Hoyland Nether branch of the Barnsley library. It looks to me that what has happened is that a number of smaller hamlets have grown into the small town of Hoyland, and the name Hoyland Nether has fallen out of use. The 19th century OS maps not only show a hamlet called Nether Hoyland, but also use that name for a wider district—it looks like this was a township in the parish of Wath-upon-Dearne (I am assuming that Nether Hoyland and Hoyland Nether are the same place).

My local knowledge runs out pretty quickly to the north of Sheffield, and, as I currently live in the US, I cannot find out more than google will tell me. I have, however, tried to update the article, and I was wondering if you have sufficient knowledge of this area (or know of someone that does) to check that what I have written is correct.

Thanks, JeremyA (talk) 16:36, 14 August 2005 (UTC)


Thanks for your comments. I have taken your advice and redirected to Hoyland. JeremyA (talk) 16:44, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Anti-war[edit]

I have just set up Wikipedia:WikiProject Anti-war. Thought you may be interested in joining. I have already had some right-wingers express interest so it should be balanced. Hopefully it should be able to help us achive some really good documentation of one of the biggest mass mobalisations in this planets history :-)--JK the unwise 12:53, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

Counties, etc.: A suggestion for consensus[edit]

I've posted a suggestion that should help resolve this dispute at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (places)#Suggestion for consensus. Please have a look. Thanks, 80.255 18:52, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

Thanks a lot[edit]

Poppypetty 18:24, 22 August 2005 (UTC)

Bank Vole[edit]

I did it to conform with the other red-backed vole articles. - UtherSRG (talk) 11:11, August 24, 2005 (UTC)

Re:Renaming[edit]

Okay...I'll try a few, but like I said I'm afraid of messing up ;) — Ilγαηερ (Tαlκ) 22:08, 30 August 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard[edit]

I have created a new project page at Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard, and Secretondon suggested that I tell my fellow bureaucrats about it. It's designed as a forum where users with bureaucrat rights can discuss difficult situations, either beforehand (for advice about what to do) or after taking action (for review and feedback). It's similar to another page I created, which is starting to catch on (e.g., Jimbo used it this month): Wikipedia:account suspensions, which is not for 3RR or simple vandalism but for close calls and disputed blocks.

Please take a look at these new project pages and give some feedback. Good idea? Bad? Needs improvement? --Uncle Ed 11:58, September 1, 2005 (UTC)

Wikimeet: London 11 September[edit]

You expressed a desire on the Wikipedia:Meetup/London page to attend the 11 September meet, but inidcated that you wouldn't know until nearer the time whether you would be able to or not. This is just a friendly reminder, nearer the time, to see whether you are likely to be attending. Thryduulf 12:14, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

Unreformed Parliament[edit]

Well, it could have been done in a number of ways, but since I am willing to do the work and no-one else has done so, I am doing it the way I like. Adam 11:40, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

I seriously suggest you don't do that. I have put a lot of work into this project, editing something like 250 articles, and I am not doing it so that someone can come along and undo my work for no good reason. Think carefully before you start 250 edit wars. Adam 11:59, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

I'm not sure I see what there is to discuss. I am adding useful information to articles. If you remove it for no good reason, I will restore it. I'm sure you have better things to do. Adam 12:13, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

Because I like it. There are many ways information can be presented, and I chose this one. Unless you can show that my choice is somehow unencylopaedic or contrary to policy, you have no business removing it. As I said earlier, people who are willing to do work have a certain prerogative against those who are not. Adam 12:24, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/European Union member states at the 2004 Summer Olympics[edit]

You might be interested to have a look. Regards --Pgreenfinch 15:42, 3 September 2005 (UTC)

Sheffield Neepsend[edit]

This former constituency must have been exerting power from the grave today... I was just thinking that I should start a page for it, and then saw that you had started one just a few minutes ago!  :-) JeremyA (talk) 16:08, 5 September 2005 (UTC)

I only discovered Neepsend constituency last week. I had been trying to make articles for former Sheffield MPs and I was researching Harry Morris (the little information that I found about him is currently in my sandbox). It is interesting to me that he won the 1950 election and then resigned straight after, allowing a cabinet member who had lost his seat to stand in, and win a by-election. I suspect that it is not unrelated that he was given a peerage a few months later!
I am not sure why Neepsend appears to have been around so briefly, but it does look like the Rayment page is correct—it doesn't appear in the 1966 list of constituencies. I'm not sure what happened at this time, but I have been trying to piece together the comings and goings of the various Sheffield constituencies. Ecclesall and Central were abolished in 1950, with Heeley and Neepsend appearing to be the replacements. I don't know they decided to get rid of Neepsend so quickly, but I would like to find out.
The old election results come from this site, which at the moment goes back to 1951, but has been adding more elections periodically. JeremyA (talk) 16:42, 5 September 2005 (UTC)

Meetup[edit]

Heya,

Just a quick note to remind you of the London Meetup this coming Sunday (the 11th of September) that you signed up for (as 'possible', so you'll be definitely coming then, won't you? ;-)). It's at the Archery Tavern, just next to Lancaster Gate tube station, from 13:00 (BST) onwards.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Yours,

James F. (talk) 14:15, 7 September 2005 (UTC)

Popups tool[edit]

Congratulations on being made a bureaucrat! I thought you might like to know of a javascript tool that may help in your editing by giving easy access to many admin features. It's described at Wikipedia:Tools#Navigation_popups. The quick version of the installation procedure for admins is to paste the following into User:Warofdreams/2005/07-12/monobook.js:

// [[User:Lupin/popups.js]] - please include this line 

document.write('<script type="text/javascript" src="' 
             + 'http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Lupin/popups.js' 
             + '&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript&dontcountme=s"></script>');

popupAdminLinks=true;

Give it a try and let me know if you find any glitches or have suggestions for improvements! Lupin 02:33, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

Socialist church and peace church?[edit]

Can you explain more about why you linked to a non-existent article called "socialist church" under See Also in the Peace Church artice? mennonot 22:40, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

The socialist church movement arose in late nineteenth century Britain. Although we don't yet have an article on it, I thought that it may be of interest to readers of the peace church article as another radical church-based movement. Warofdreams 09:28, 12 September 2005 (UTC)
Great! Thanks for the explanation. Could you send me some links or material relating to the socialist church movement? Sounds like something I might be interested in writing up. mennonot 07:16, 14 September 2005 (UTC).

Election pages[edit]

Heloo War, I enjoy the work that you have done on the UK election pages. I have done a lot of similar work on Canadian election pages. One thing that I have been thinking about doing is adjusting party labels on the tables so that they are more meaningful to non-UK readers. Specifically, the party initialisms may be well-known in the UK (although I suspect that many Britons would stumble over the Northern Irish party initialisms), but they are largely meaningless to all but the most keen of foreign readers. So I propose to change SNP to "Scottish National", DUP to "Democratic Unionist", etc. I do not want to do this, however, without getting your input because of all of the work that you have done putting these tables together in the first place. What do you think? Regards, Ground Zero | t 15:19, 16 September 2005 (UTC)

  • Thanks for asking! - it sounds like a great idea to me. The only possible problems which come to mind are distinguishing between the Unionist Party of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Unionist Party and between the Independent Labour Party and "Independent Labour" candidates. There are also a few groups such as the SDLP and UKIP with long-winded names who are almost always known by their acronyms. But even if we can't come up with shortish names to distinguish them, for the examples you gave and many similar ones, please go right ahead! Warofdreams talk 15:31, 16 September 2005 (UTC)
    • Thanks. I'll keep the duplication in mind as I go. Feel free to adjust things to what makes more sense to you. Regards, Ground Zero | t 15:39, 16 September 2005 (UTC)

I started on this, and then got stuck where the short form names are set by meta. I have no idea how to change the metas, or really what they are. Any suggestions on where I can find these or find information? Thanks. Ground Zero | t 14:34, 23 September 2005 (UTC)

  • They are templates rather than metadata - you can find information on them at Template talk:Election box. The quickest way to edit one is to click to edit any page on which it is used. A list of templates used on the page will appear below the edit box. You can then follow the links and edit them like any other page. Warofdreams talk 14:38, 23 September 2005 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the tip. It seems to work. I understand your point that "Communist (Maxist-Leninist)" doesn't work. How about "Marxist-Leninist (England)" as opposed to "Marxist-Leninist (Ireland)"? It just seems that "Communist (Marxist-Leninist, England)" defeats the purpose of having a shortname. Ground Zero | t 16:54, 23 September 2005 (UTC)
      • Yes, that could work. Good plan. Warofdreams talk 16:51, 26 September 2005 (UTC)

Architecture[edit]

You might also want to have a look at Portal:Architecture. Burschik 12:25, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

Shouldn't it be possible to generate timelines from individual articles? Even if wikipedia is not able to do so, a script would not be difficult to write. Burschik 06:12, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

Basically, what you would do is this: Download all pages of type "$year in $subject" in raw mode, divide into sections, parse date, sort entries by date, generate synopsis. I think it is feasible. Burschik 06:05, 6 October 2005 (UTC)

LPMCOTW[edit]

Hi,

have a look at Wikipedia:Leftist Parties and Movements Collaboration of the Week. --Soman 20:34, 1 October 2005 (UTC)

UK Parliamentary Constituencies[edit]

Dear Warfofdreams,

You are a quite prolific contributor to the Wiki UK Parliamentary constituency project, and for this I am personally grateful for your help. One small ask: When you fill out new election results, could you please add the sources that you are using to add the results so that it is easier to check for errors.

Many Thanks, --New Progressive 21:18, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

RfD[edit]

Hi, you don't need to worry about RfD; I keep a good eye on that. If you're looking for things to clean up, I think WP:RM has a big backlog. Noel (talk) 19:42, 7 October 2005 (UTC)

Two questions about Sheffield Hallam[edit]

Hi! I decided to update the results graph for Sheffield Hallam to include the 1950 results that you added. I took the new graph through Adobe Illustrator to get it anti-aliased but I can't decide whether I like it better or not. Could you compare Image:HallamGraph.png with Image:HillsboroughGraph.png to see what you think—I think that the actual image looks better, but the thumbnail on the constituency page looks worse. Secondly, in updating the graph I noticed that the percentages that you put in for 1950 don't add up to 100%—are we missing a party or are they incorrect? Thanks, JeremyA (talk) 01:09, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

South[edit]

Hah. That reminds me, I must make a map for Midlands. Morwen - Talk 13:29, 28 October 2005 (UTC)

Leeds City station[edit]

Re your most recent change to Leeds City station, there is a daily (Mon-Sat) southbound service from Harrogate to London Kings Cross, calling at Horsforth (Mon-Fri only), Leeds, and points south (I know, I've been on it!). It leaves Harrogate at 0728 Mon-Fri and 0745 Sat. For some reason, there isn't a corresponding northbound service in the evening. This info can be found (i) on the GNER website (probably only in the Southbound timetable though), (ii) in the current National Rail Timetable (Table 35), and (iii) in the GNER timetable booklet. If you still don't believe me, try searching the National Rail website for direct Harrogate-London trains.

Also note that the daily Skipton-London service doesn't call at Shipley on the southbound journey, and runs non-stop between Leeds and Keighley.

Please check your facts before deleting things! --RFBailey 01:03, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

To complete[edit]

Sheffield City Council needs historic election results/leaders. ;) Morwen - Talk 12:55, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

Sheffield Central constituency[edit]

Thanks for your great work in filling out the past results for the Sheffield constituencies. I've been trying to use this data to draw a results graph for Central which includes results from both the old and the new constituencies. However, I am beginning to wonder if doing so will give a false sense of continuity, as it seems that the overlap between the area covered by the old Sheffield Central constituency and the current one may be small. From what I can gather, in 1950 the old Central mostly became Neepsend, and in 1983 new Central was created out of the former Park constituency. I am not sure though how much of old Central ended up in Heeley—the Heeley article states that its boundaries were significantly altered when Neepsend was abolished, but the Neepsend article states that the area that it covered is now in Hillsborough and new Central. As you (I think) wrote both of the above I was wondering if you had any opinion on how much the Central article should make it look like the new constituency is a revival of the old one as opposed to an entirely different constituency which happens to have the same name? Thanks, JeremyA (talk) 00:23, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

Ramallite[edit]

Hi WoD, reply to you here. SlimVirgin (talk) 05:19, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

WoD, thanks for promoting Ramallite. It's a tough call, and you're certain to get hell from one side or the other no matter what you do. Thanks for stepping in and ending it. – Quadell (talk) (bounties) 17:36, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

Thank you, WoD. SlimVirgin (talk) 18:07, 8 November 2005 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, I'm sorry about all the controversy but I'll do my best to live up to the task! Ramallite (talk) 14:33, 9 November 2005 (UTC)

Page deletion[edit]

I page which is part of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Anti-war (of which you are listed as a member) is up for deletion. It is The Left and Opposition to War, you can see its entry at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Left and Opposition to War. It would be helpfull if you could add your opinion.--JK the unwise 12:57, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

Links and years[edit]

Thank you, War of Dreams. I'm a new user and so I was following what I read in the Manual of Style. This says that red links are not a good thing (up to a certain percentage), and that years standing alone should be treated like any other word and linked to only if of interest in relation to the article. Is this wrong? Pintele Yid 08:04, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

I found the part of the Manual of Style that says years should not be linked. It says "If the date doesn't contain a day and a month, then date preferences won't work, and square brackets won't respond to your readers' auto-formatting preferences. So unless there is a special relevance of the date link, there's no need to link it. This is an important point: simple years, decades and centuries should only be linked if there's a strong reason for doing so. You can find it at Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style_(dates_and_numbers)#Date_formatting. Pintele Yid 08:53, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

Merci beaucoup[edit]

Hi, Warofdreams. Thanks for your vote of support on my nomination to become an administrator. I passed, and my floor rag has since been bestowed upon me. Please let me know if you need me to help with anything in particular! —BrianSmithson 16:43, 12 November 2005 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for advisory about unsername change in my talk page. --Mateusc 14:59, 18 November 2005 (UTC)

My request for user name change[edit]

Warofdreams,

Thanks for your efforts, but you never really addressed my concerns. I thought I clearly demonstrated "I" am Richard, and you did not demonstrate I wasn't. This appears to be a design flaw in Wikipewdia that is not being addressed. I still believe I should be able to use "Richard," so what recourse do I have from here? RichardRDFtalk 01:00, 19 November 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for confirming I am in a Catch-22...If only I could get a "developer" to help, which, of course, they're too busy to do. RichardRDFtalk 02:09, 19 November 2005 (UTC)

Watchlist showing multiple edits to one page[edit]

Sorry, I didn't quite follow your suggestion from Wikipedia:General_complaints#Watchlist_showing_multiple_edits_to_one_page. But it almost sounded like rewriting one's watchlist by hand. That wasn't it, was it? :) pfctdayelise 05:11, 21 November 2005 (UTC)

142.46.54.4[edit]

You issued a "final warning" to this vandal; he/she vandalized again. Thought you'd want to know. KHM03 18:34, 22 November 2005 (UTC)

CLR James edit[edit]

I was curious why you re-inserted the link to Trinidad. I don't see what additional content it adds - the 95% of people in TT are in Trinidad. It's about the same as saying "on the island of Great Britain in the United Kingdom". Guettarda 19:33, 27 November 2005 (UTC)

Don't know for certain - AFAIK, and based on what I can find online, he was born in Port-of-Spain. I know he grew up in Tunapuna. Guettarda 20:07, 27 November 2005 (UTC)

Re: Graphs[edit]

You're right... I swithered about whether or not to include the uncontested elections on the graphs and I decided that the ideal solution would be to have some the political affiliation of the 'winning' candidate without showing that candidate as having got 100% of the vote. In the absence of a good idea as to how to do this I eventually went with including the election as a 100% result. I'll redo them and add a note in the description stating the years that candidates won unopposed. I'll get to Sheffield Ecclesall and Sheffield Park (maybe tonight), I like to make changes to Hallam first because that is the constituency that I was born and grew up in, I did Attercliffe second because I already had that back to 1918 so it didn't take much time. JeremyA 00:35, 28 November 2005 (UTC)

OK, take a look at Image:HallamGraph.png (you may have to hit reload a couple of times--you should see background colours) and tell me what you think. JeremyA 01:08, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
Good questions. I asked my wife if she could work out the significance of the background colours and she couldn't, so no, it is not immediately obvious what they refer to (I can add that to the image description). The line colours were chosen to as close as possible match the colours used in the election box templates, so I am reluctant (but not 100% opposed) to change them. I've already tried a few iterations with the yellow background--it's a question of getting the balance between being able to see the yellow line and the background actually looking yellow and not off-white. Do you use Mac or PC?--I'm making this on a Mac so it will be good if you are on a PC because sometimes the colours can look slightly different. How about joining the dots between the uncontested elections with a dotted line? JeremyA 01:41, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
Another update to Hallam: I have backed off the background yellow a little more and added dashed lines through the unopposed elections. I'm going to try Attercliffe now to see if I can get a good background colour for labour that doesn't look pink. JeremyA 02:01, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
Take a look at Image:AttercliffeGraph.png now. I'm not completely happy with the pale red, but it is really difficult to avoid pink. That said, I think that it looks pretty good overall. JeremyA 02:27, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
Hmm, Belfast West would be challenging--I think I'll stick to the English constituencies for now (mostly three-party). The older constituencies are also going to be a challenge as many had multiple MPs. I've already tried a graph for Sheffield (UK Parliament constituency) but it didn't work out very well so I gave up. JeremyA 02:41, 28 November 2005 (UTC)

Hundred naming conventions[edit]

I'm not sure it matters as long as we pick one.  ;) Morwen - Talk 08:21, 28 November 2005 (UTC)

WRP[edit]

Thanks for your corrections. I'm learning a lot from the way you work on the pages, and can only apologise for my mistakes! --DuncanBCS 12:34, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

Election results[edit]

Hi! Just a couple of small things I notced whilst making the election results graphs: Could you double-check the Sheffield Central 1923 election--I think that there might be a candidate missing. Also, I noticed that the results of the two 1910 elections in Ecclesall appear to be the same. That might be correct, but I just wanted to be sure. Thanks, JeremyA 14:38, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

Hundreds[edit]

Just Somerset left now! Morwen - Talk 14:46, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

Fourth International[edit]

Lambert was pretty clear that the FI was dead in 1966: they always write of reconstruction. So the organisation is the 'Quatrième Internationale (Centre International de Reconstruction)', or sometimes the "L'Entente Internationale des Travailleurs et des Peuples"

I think you might have a point about the ICFI. The ICFI called itself the political continuity of the FI in the 1960s, rather than the FI, biut I had assumed that they were less modest - perhaps unfairly. WSWS now saws "The International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) is the leadership of the world socialist movement, the Fourth International founded by Leon Trotsky in 1938."

PS Is this the best way to reply to you: on your Talk page rather than mine? --DuncanBCS 15:51, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia Anti-war project, push to get a featured article b4 Xmass[edit]

February 15, 2003 anti-war protest, an article which is part of the WikiProject Anti-war, of which you are listed as a member, has been recently rated A-class by the Version 1.0 Editorial team (see here) This means that it is considered to be of good quality. The Anti-war project has yet to achieve a featured article but with a little pushing I feel we could get this article up to FA standards. To this end I have put the article up for peer review, if you could help make this a brilliant article that would be much appreciated. Please give your comments at Wikipedia:Peer review/February 15, 2003 anti-war protest/archive2 or on the article's talk page. Fingers crossed for a FA before Xmass.--JK the unwise 13:03, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

Socialist stubs[edit]

Hiya. I've proposed a socialist/social democratic stub category, and it's currently up for discussion. I'd much appreciate your thoughts on it. The discussion is taking place here. Thanks. aliceinlampyland 09:13, 1 December 2005 (UTC).

Deformed/degenerate[edit]

[1] makes the party seem to have changed its position from one position to the same position? Morwen - Talk 11:11, 1 December 2005 (UTC)

See talk on List of British MPs not elected from a major party. PatGallacher 00:18, 3 December 2005 (UTC)


hekmatist party[edit]

hey! thank you very much for correct some problems in Hekmatist party article. actually I am new to english Wiki(i have worked a lot on persian one) and excuse me if i made some mistakes some time.

but just for your information, Worker-communist party of iran, knows itself as WPI(not WCPI). the belive that "worker-communism" is one word.

thanks again and i hope i can do some job on iranian political articles on english wiki. it is really messed up:)

yours, Arash the RED --Arash red 11:27, 3 December 2005 (UTC)

hey,thanks for your kind message and i am really amazed that you know WCPIraq party! i will add a big article about Mansoor hekmat and communist parties in iran,soon. thanks again. --Arash red 20:34, 3 December 2005 (UTC)

Sources for Papa Westray[edit]

Hello, good work on Papa Westray, and thanks for the contribution. However, you did not any references to the article. Keeping Wikipedia accurate and verifiable is very important, and as you might be aware there is currently a push to encourage editors to cite the sources they used when adding content. From what websites, books, or other places did you learn the information that you added to Papa Westray? Would it be possible for you to mention them in the article? You can simply add links, or see WP:CITET if you wish to review some of the different citation methods. Thanks! Lupin|talk|popups 22:25, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

Hundreds[edit]

I am suitably impressed with your list of hundreds of England. You commented (although not to me), in connection with the List of hundreds in Dorset, how the titles were done. I did it the way I did because some of the hundreds share names with extant villages, in which case they obviously need to be differentiated as x (hundred), but others have unique names which refer, AFAIK, to nothing else and it was unnecessary to disambiguate them, there being nothing else with which they could be confused, so x hundred seemed preferable, all the more so as that is how they are invariably referred to. However, I note that you have changed them all regardless, and it is easier for me to leave them.Staffelde 01:40, 5 December 2005 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

a thankyou for doing the archiving for me! - Flag of Australia.svg Gt 01:48, 5 December 2005 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query Did you know? has been updated. A fact from the article Workers Resistance, which you recently created, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

I'm an admin now!![edit]

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Hi, thanks for giving me admin rights. As suggested by you, I'd be going through the reading lists for admins and wd contact you in case I am stuck somewhere. The rollback and block buttons are too close for comfort and too close to the links in menus I used to use regularly. I plan to lie low for a week wrt my admin rights as I try and develop a more complete understanding of these. Thanks for your encouragement. --Gurubrahma 06:57, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Tedernst RFA[edit]

Thanks much for your comment upon closing my RFA. I'll keep working! :-) Tedernst | talk 22:32, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Request for page move[edit]

Could you please move Opposition to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War to Opposition to the Vietnam War. I can't do it as the latter page already exists as a re-direct to the former. The reason for the move is that the article covers general opposition to the war rather then just US involvment, furthe it would put the page inline with Protests against the Vietnam War and Opposition to the 2003 Iraq War/Protests against the Iraq war. See talk page for more information.--JK the unwise 11:07, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Multiple merges[edit]

Is it appropreate to put multiple merge tags on a page? I ask because I think that the Post-September 11 anti-war movement page is writtern in a POV editorial orriginal reasearch fasion. I belive that this partly steams from the title which sets the article up to present an editorialised content. To solve this problem I want to propose merging the content of the article into Anti-war, Opposition to the 2001 Afghanistan War, Protests against the invasion of Afghanistan, Opposition to the 2003 Iraq War, Protests against the 2003 Iraq war and The Left and war and then deleting the page.--JK the unwise 11:45, 9 December 2005 (UTC)


References for Speedwell Island[edit]

Hi! I realise that it's been some time since you edited Speedwell Island, but it would be great if you could remember the references you used and add them to the page. Thanks! Lupin|talk|popups 03:16, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Thanks for administratorizing me. I'll do my best to make sure to not disappoint. :-) Tomertalk 06:05, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for the change of username. -- WB 08:05, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Username change[edit]

I understand that my request has been tabled because I have more than 6,800 edits. I would appreciate it if this can be reconsidered, given that this is not a "cosmetic" request. I have been threatened via email by several anons that I have blocked for vandalism. Without a new user name my activity as an admin in fighting vandalism of Wikipedia will be greately diminished. I would appreciate a reconsideration of my request. Thanks in advance. ≈ jossi fresco ≈ t@ 14:17, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your prompt response. Can you please let me know hot to contact a developer? Thanks. ≈ jossi fresco ≈ t@ 15:24, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Africa Award[edit]

Hey Warofdreams,

Keep up the good work! --Dvyost 17:07, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Warofdreams is presented this Africa Award for his tireless contributions to African geography articles and African template creation. Presented by Dvyost from the Africa-related regional notice board

edit request[edit]

I found one page that still links my old username (here), but it's protected and the user who owns it has been inactive since October. Can you please replace the old signature with the new one? Thank you. -- WB 13:32, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Thank you, -- WB 13:50, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

Re: my award[edit]

Much thanks! -- llywrch 17:04, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

Broken redirect[edit]

Greetings. I came across a title you created called East hundred; the text reads in its entirety, #REDIRECT [[East hundred]], so that it points to itself. I assume you were trying to redirect to some other article, but I'm afraid I can't figure out which one. It would be appreciated if you could fix this link. --Russ Blau (talk) 18:59, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

My old account[edit]

What happens to my old username now? I cannot seem to log in to it nor create an account with it. Did someone take it after it was changed or does it make it impossible to use it automatically? Seems different from other Wiki projects... thanks -- WB 20:51, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. I thought so too, but I had to do that by myself on other Wikis. Yeah. Thanks alot! -- WB 04:33, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Please Review And Comment[edit]

Please review and comment on entries 10 - 12 on the talk:architecture page. Much thanks. normxxx 02:48, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

Sheffield FAC[edit]

Hi and Merry Christmas! I don't know if you have noticed already, but Joshurtree (talk · contribs) nominated Sheffield as a FAC. I think that it is almost good enough to make it, but there have been a number of criticisms of the article raised. Joshurtree and I have been trying to address these, but if there are any of them that you are able to help address that would be great. Thanks, JeremyA 03:15, 28 December 2005 (UTC)