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Thank you for editing the eliminations of the Football World Cup 2006 - African Qualification Groups. I didn't notice that either (Guinea, Burkina Faso; Groups 2 and 5) were eliminated, and neglected to italicize. Thank for your work!! IanManka 17:50, 30 August 2005 (UTC)

Re: Nanavati query[edit]

Hi, with respect to your query on the talk page, the text of the judgement answers the query & I will add it soon as soon as I read the judgement in its entirety. Specifically, the Supreme Court of India said the following: There is no conflict between the general burden that lies on the prosecution in a criminal case and the special burden imposed on the accused under s. 105 of the Evidence Act where he pleads any of the General Exceptions mentioned in the Indian Penal Code. The presumption of innocence in the favour of the accused continues all through and the burden that lies on the prosecution to prove his guilt, except where the statute provides otherwise, never shifts. Even if the accused fails to prove the Exception the prosecution has to discharge its own burden and the evidence adduced, although insufficient to establish the Exception, may be sufficient to negative one or more of the ingredients of the offence. BTW, although you blanked out your query in good faith, its not recommended and in this, it actually helps others who have the same query. regards --PamriTalk 03:31, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

U.S. presidential elections[edit]

I just wanted to thank you for all the work you've done with the U.S. presidential election articles.

DLJessup (talk) 15:30, 26 November 2005 (UTC)

Image:Us senate result 2004.PNG[edit]

The copyright tag on this image you've created is now obsolete. Could you please change it to conform with Wikipedia's new guidelines in the matter? Thanks ----jcarkeys 20:28, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

Sambyeolcho Rebellion[edit]

Thank you for fixing the dates of Sambyeolcho Rebellion. They are now OK. --Nanshu 22:26, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Congress Maps[edit]

Just showing off, this is my 2006 Congressional results map [1]

2002 Bundestag graph[edit]

I'm curious about how you made the 2002 Bundestag elections results graph. What software did you use? What do the inner and outer rings mean?

Thanks. Johndodd 17:25, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

I used Microsoft Excel to make the Bundestag graph as a pie chart -- I can send you an example spreadsheet or describe the process if you are thinking of making something similar for another article or project.
The inner ring represents the pre-election party balance for comparison (the number in parentheses). I use a half-circle for both rings because I've seen more examples like that in the past, I think. Willhsmit 18:33, 23 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. I thought it was Excel, but I wasn't 100% sure. I would never have guessed before and after the election, though. Johndodd 19:29, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

US House of reps maps[edit]

For your excellent house maps of congress I present you the history barnstar!

Thats a great series of maps you have done for the house of reps! I have made a template for them so that you can click between them easily. Are you going to do maps for the first 24 which dont seem to be there? --Astrokey44 04:50, 1 December 2006 (UTC)


I was wondering, where do you get your sources for the US House election results, especially for those in the 1940's to 1980's? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Unckate7 (talkcontribs) 23:37, 5 December 2006 (UTC).

French Revolutionary Wars[edit]

What a brilliant idea to set up those little chronologies year by year. (At Least, as far as I can work out it was you, back in 2004.) Thank you. It helps to simplify an inherently complicated subject, and also is seriously useful for linking across to, when one wants to refer from another article in relation to some consequence of the fighting, without landing the reader with a 34 page half hour read - fascinating though that half hour might be when (s)he had the time. Success. Charles01 12:28, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

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Edits to United States House of Representatives elections, 1932‎‎[edit]

I'm sorry I made changes while you were working on United States House of Representatives elections, 1932‎‎. I didn't notice you were doing that. I'll leave it alone. Good work, by the way!!—GoldRingChip 16:51, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

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What is your source for the House elections articles? Can you please add that to the article, perhaps as an external link or as a reference?—GoldRingChip 19:41, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Election links[edit]

You're doing a great job with those House elections. While you're at it, can you make the links to "First elected" more specific?

For example, [[United States House of Representatives in New Mexico, 1942|1942]].

Don't worry about the red links. I'll take care of them. I've been working on United States House of Representatives elections, 2004. I've got a template I use to redirect to the general election: {{User:GoldRingChip/sandbox3}}.—GoldRingChip 21:31, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

  • I don't know what to do with the odd year Elections, but I suggest linking them even though it'll create a red link. What do you think? (Answer here).—GoldRingChip 01:37, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
    • I'll turn the odd links on for now, then. Willhsmit (talk) 02:01, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

error in 1932 Senate election map[edit]

Hey there--I happened to notice that the map you created long, long ago for the United States Senate elections, 1932 has a small error in it. Oregon should be shaded light red, not gray, as they had a Senate election that year which resulted in a Republican hold. Hope you can fix it! --Esprqii (talk) 23:32, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Fixed (in new SVG file with colors consistent with 1970-on SVG images). Willhsmit (talk) 01:41, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
Looks great, thanks! --Esprqii (talk) 18:43, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

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Excessive creation of stubs of stars[edit]

Hi Willhsmit,

I see you are creating lots of stubs about stars. Note that there is a guideline on the topic at Wikipedia:Notability (astronomical objects). We would expect that there would be two substantial references on the star before it can get an article here. SIMBAD does not count as such a source. However if the star is visible to the eye, ie magnitude 6.0 or smaller numbers then an article will meet the guideline. Otherwise they may be nominated for deletion. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 12:19, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Agreed. At the very least each new stub should demonstrate non-trivial coverage in at least two reliable sources; just reproducing entries in a database (e.g. SIMBAD) is not enough (WP:INDISCRIMINATE). Modest Genius talk 10:29, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
Cool. I will start a talk thread on NASTCRIT to see whether there's a consensus for improving the existing text on criterion 1. Willhsmit (talk) 18:21, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
See also WP:MASSCREATION. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 16:27, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
All right. Is anyone supportive of redirects to 'List of stars in (constellation)' for the already created stubs (This would connect linked stars in templates like Template:Stars_of_Aries somewhere useful, but on the other hand an explicit link to the list is already on the left side of the template), or should I just go straight to db-author? Willhsmit (talk) 19:15, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
Redirects are probably more desirable than deletions. You've created a lot of currently low-ish value stubs, but what's currently there could serve as a good starting point for an expanded version of these stars, if they're found notable / later found more desirable as their own articles. No sense in losing that effort. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 00:41, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

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