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Common Tern[edit]

In this edit you change all the cases of Common Tern to common tern, but hopefully you realised that the first reference in the article was being used to demonstrate that the common term for this bird is actually "Common Tern", not some Wikipedia-driven insistence on commonality? I suggest you remove the reference, and all others that use that common nomenclature, or at least note the inconsistency on the talk page. Thanks. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:32, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Perhaps you could not the inconsistency on the article talk page yourself. William Avery (talk) 20:35, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
You're the one who made the edit in direct contradiction to the provided reliable source. It's a problem you introduced yourself. You should do something about it yourself. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:37, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
The point about following sources was brought up and weighed against other arguments by the closing administrator at Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style/Archive_156#Bird_common_name_decapitalisation. Please don't post about the matter any further on this page. William Avery (talk) 20:46, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Bahrain[edit]

Hi. I've reverted an IP edit to Bahrain, which you have accepted. The IP claimed that "no rea [sic] sources" supported that Shia were a majority in Bahrain. A quick check (Ctrl + F and search for "majority") of the sources used in the article would have shown that many of them actually support this. Thanks. Mohamed CJ (talk) 10:13, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

That's fine. Pending changes is to police against overt vandalism, not content disputes. William Avery (talk) 16:13, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

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Reverts in Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant[edit]

I notice you have twice reverted an edit re Wahhabism (deleting the passage) to a version in my name. It makes it look as if that piece on Wahhabism is mine. I just wanted to make it clear that I have had no involvement in the ongoing war re Wahhabism among some editors (suspiciously with IP numbers not user names) - I have lost count of the times I have seen that passage disappear and reappear! - and I cannot understand why my name is sometimes attached to the version being reverted to (according to the "View history" pages). I have been assuming it is because I had an edit somewhere in the version being reverted to, but in view of the 1R per 24 hours rule on this article, I thought I had better clarify my position! --P123ct1 (talk) 20:14, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

it's OK. I don't think there could be any doubt about the probity of your conduct on that page. William Avery (talk) 20:40, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
That's a relief! Thanks. --P123ct1 (talk) 22:12, 22 June 2014 (UTC)


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How might I request[edit]

…that a particular article be removed from the oversight/review currently in place? I am a semiretired professor, and have had problems at the Jack Andraka article called to my attention. I also was, very early in life, similarly, and ISEF participant and award winner. I am about ready to begin a scholarly, careful, section-by-section edit of the article, and if those edits are each time faced by long approval delays, it will make it very difficult to get this project finished, and to have Talk discussion properly focused on the overarching matters of the article. (Edits are easiest to add one section at a time, but because some edits involve moving text between sections, discussion is best after all edits actress sections are in place.) How can I have lifted, even temporarily, the reviews that lead to these delays? RSVP here, thank you. Le Prof Leprof 7272 (talk) 17:55, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

If the only edits are made by yourself as a logged in user they will automatically be approved. You could file a request for reviewer permission using the link at WP:PERM. Requests to remove protection are filed at WP:RPP. William Avery (talk) 18:32, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

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Cleanup Barnstar[edit]

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For massive quantities of capitalization fixes in bird articles. You deserve some appreciation. SchreiberBike talk 22:42, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure everyboby will agree. I might be seen as a Jacobin cuckoo! William Avery (talk) 00:14, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

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WP:SPI involving you[edit]

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Broken image markup[edit]

William -- some of your 2015-01-23 edits of Eublemma species articles (Eublemma perobliqua is one of several) are problematic. It looks like you meant to link the author in the species authority, but instead you linked the author in an image name, breaking the markup so the image no longer displays. Treichar (talk) 06:27, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank you. I'll do some more checking later. William Avery (talk) 09:26, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

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Pics of Hogarth's triptych[edit]

I've recently started an article Sealing the Tomb in which I've used one of your pics (File:Hogarth triptych.jpg) from St Nicholas, Bristol, and I note File:St Nicholas Hogarth.jpg of the central panel. I was wondering if there are similar pics of the two side panels, which I've not been able to find? I'm hoping to do some editing on St Mary Redcliffe and just starting to look at which pictures to use.— Rod talk 08:29, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

What I uploaded was the best of a bad lot I'm afraid, what with poor light, my cheap camera, and poor access (only to the gallery looking down on the office) giving no way to avoid the reflections of the side panels. I'm surprised by how much information you've managed to dig out about the painting, though. Well done! William Avery (talk) 11:05, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
OK Thanks. I've never been inside the building and from your uploads the lighting looked like a challenge. Maybe I will visit one day and see if I can do any better (I doubt it though).— Rod talk 11:12, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

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Edit at Hanged, drawn and quartered[edit]

You made an edit on the above article at 2015-05-20T16:21:57 (UTC), and there's something about that I don't understand: on the Revision History page, it says, "Reverted to revision 663275044 by SarahTehCat". The use of the preposition "to" implies that it is reverted back to the version subsequent my edit. But I see no other intermediary edit between yours and my own, so what does this mean?

Hope you can clarify this for me. Thanks. 👍 – SarahTehCat (talk) 17:14, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

You made two edits. The second was reverted, taking the article back to the position after your first edit. William Avery (talk) 18:07, 20 May 2015 (UTC)


Okay, I see now. Well why'd you revert that? I wasn't wrong: there really are no inline citations and the summary makes claims that I would think needs said citations. SarahTehCat (talk) 18:36, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Because "The presence of citations in the introduction is neither required in every article nor prohibited in any article." See here. William Avery (talk) 18:44, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

That makes sense. It's just a summary, so it doesn't require a citation as long as it repeats information found in the body of the article, correct? SarahTehCat (talk) 20:52, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Yes, that is correct . Hanged, drawn and quartered is a featured article, so it's been thoroughly looked at for conformity to Wikipedia's rules. That doesn't mean it can't be improved, but it is unlikely to contain anything the community would accept to be elementary errors. William Avery (talk) 08:21, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

True. Thanks for helping me understand that. 👍 – SarahTehCat (talk) 18:34, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

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