User talk:Williamb

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Welcome to the Wikipedia[edit]

Here are some links I find useful

Feel free to ask me anything the links and talk pages don't answer. You can sign your name by typing 4 tildes, likes this: ~~~~.

Cheers, Sam [Spade] 04:06, 2 Jul 2004 (UTC)


Hi William, would you mind adding talk page messages to the bottom of the page? You don't seem to have a userpage yet.
I saw your addition to thrombocytopenia. Indeed, virtually every anticoagulant has been associated with a risk of thrombocytopenia; the coumarins, e.g. warfarin, are the safest in this respect (but have other problems). When ximelagatran is finally marketed, there might be some changes in the anticoagulant landscape...
Cheers, JFW | T@lk 13:16, 4 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Wow, that must have been a dreadful experience... I must remind you that wikipedia can theoretically be read by anyone, and I would recommend being just a tad more succinct with clinical details... :-) JFW | T@lk 13:27, 4 Jul 2004 (UTC)

English Congregation[edit]

I have no reason to doubt that this is a real subject, the reason English Congregation was deleted was because it consisted solely of a category link: this constitutes speedy deletion. Can you please add the category link only after you have started the actual article? many thanks. -- Graham ☺ | Talk 13:21, 4 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot[edit]

Hi, I've reformatted this so that it looks like other bird species articles. Please note that there is a convention that there is a lower-case redirect for bird species articles (I've done it for this one) jimfbleak 15:02, 6 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Manta rays[edit]

Hi. Why did you blank the redirect at Manta rays? RickK 05:56, Jul 9, 2004 (UTC)

Rainforest amethyst python[edit]

For patent trash like this, it's best to go for {{delete}} if you want to get it speedy deleted. However, there does appear to be an amethyst python (without the rainforest bit), so it does have potential. Noisy 09:20, 11 Jul 2004 (UTC)


I don't understand why you removed the new taxobox layout on the papilio page? Is it because I omitted some levels of classification? Otherwise the use of templates makes it much easier to read and to update... Azhyd 16:35, Aug 3, 2004 (UTC)

Bascially yes, the way it's set up now, I couldn't add the domain level, I'm not familiar enough with templates to futz with one. I really think that the taxoboxes should be complete. I don't exspect everybody to do complete taxoboxes but I do fill them out myself if I see stuff missing. Williamb 19:15, 3 Aug 2004 (UTC)
ok concerning the domain, I've been adding it to some taxoboxes and it's been removed with the explanation that it's questionable (see [1])... Otherwise would you mind if I revert back to templates with all taxonomy information ? Azhyd 20:29, Aug 3, 2004 (UTC)
Additionally, binomial name is the link prefered, not binomial name. I'm reverting a bunch of your edits. Please go to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Tree of Life. - UtherSRG 15:02, 7 Aug 2004 (UTC)
The most recent discussion on this subject on ToL is Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Tree_of_Life/Archive4#Binomial_name_v._Binomial_nomenclature.7CBinomial_name_v._Binomial_nomenclature. Although no strict usage rule was gotten out of it, "binomial name" seemed to be the strongest favorite (or least distasteful as the case may be) of all the alternatives. - UtherSRG 02:02, 8 Aug 2004 (UTC)

For bird articles at least, the de facto practice over a couple of thousand articles is to not include domain or subkingdom. In the absence of any agreement on Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Tree_of_Life to change this, I've reverted a bunch of your edits. jimfbleak 05:35, 8 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Superfluous ranks[edit]

Williamb, you left these on my user page:

What to you mean by superfluous ranks!!! Seems to me you have taken on a lot on yourself to call what other people spend time adding superfluous. I have been spending quite a lot of time putting them in and I really don't feel like going back and doing them again but I will. Williamb 07:14, 10 Aug 2004 (UTC) I don't think ranks are superfluous, I think they are CORRECT.

Look I've spent several months now researching and getting the info on all the subdivisions of the taxobox correct, and I've been adding them for over a month now. Suddenly you come along after all that work and say they are superfluous. I think the ranks are of interest of themselves and find this whole tendency to dummy down irritating to say the least. Williamb 07:46, 10 Aug 2004 (UTC)

It's not a matter of dumbing things down. High intermediate ranks shouldn't be repeated on low rank taxon pages. To say that insects belong among the Hexapoda is important, to point out that copper-wing butterflies like every single one of their relatives belong to the Hexapoda is redundant. What is more, most such ranks are highly variable - you've surely noticed that things like domain Eukaryota, subkingdom Metazoa, subphylum Hexapoda and the like are not accepted by all sources. When they change - when wikipedia started, subphylum Uniramia would have been a better option for insects - every page that uses them has to be changed, and the extremely limited value they provide isn't worth that. It's a matter of not copying information needlessly. In contrast, low-level refinements provide additional information pertinent to the particular species or genus under discussion, and you'll note I haven't removed any. This is not simply something I decided, this is the concensus wikipedia has been working with, and while I'm sorry for lost work it would be appreciated if you could respect it. Josh 09:54, 10 Aug 2004 (UTC)

From what I've seen there doesn't seem to be much of a concensus at all, and I disagree. It's my time and energy involved, but if my contributions weren't needed then I guess I can do other things. The world is huge.

I know it's your time and energy, but I think the changes are harmful, since the propagate semi-standard systems. The concensus is real, followed on most articles and noted on wikipedia:WikiProject Tree of Life, but if you think it should be reevaluated that would be the place to discuss it. I'd argue for the current system, but I'm happy not to change anything for the time being. Please don't think your contributions are unappreciated - as I said, the low-level ranks are useful, and you deserve kudos for finding them. Josh 10:53, 10 Aug 2004 (UTC)

*I know that I use suborder and superfamily a lot to get my bearings in the taxobox as to where exactly a new addition belongs. Williamb 23:29, 10 Aug 2004 (UTC) Incidentally the new taxoboxes are using "Insecta" instead of "Insect"a etc. for arthropoda and all kinds of other stuff too, and it is adding huge amounts of double directs that have to be fixed. Could that be fixed at the template level?

{{Taxobox| color = pink | name = Sample | classis = [[Insect]]a }} There doesn't seem to be any reason the new taxoboxes are doing things that way - the sample at right works just fine. I think it's just that people are reconstructing them without concerning themselves with the links. Josh 03:36, 11 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Race (U.S. Census) links[edit]

Please don't change the links to Race (U.S. Census) being made by KevinBot. Even though all of the links currently redirect to the same Race (U.S. Census) article, using redirects allows the possibility to create separate articles on each in the future. olderwiser 13:16, 17 Aug 2004 (UTC)


Williamb, you didn't sign your post on Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/The real Howard Stern. In case you didn't know how to do this, type four tildes (~~~~), and your signature and timestamp will be filled in. You can change your signature in preferences. [[User:Supadawg|supadawg - Talk]] 14:11, 19 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Bosnia vs Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

In History of Croatia, those references to "Bosnia" mean exactly that, not both Bosnia and Herzegovina, but Bosnia, in the respective historical context.

I noticed that you also changed things about this on the main page of .ba, so I'm guessing you're going about bypassing redirects -- please don't, at least not without a more thorough understanding of the pages/links you're changing. --Joy [shallot] 21:31, 6 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I don't, of course, mean to deter you from changing all those typoed links to current .ba. That's a good idea, and thank you for the dilligence in fixing those :) --Joy [shallot] 21:40, 6 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Camberwell beauty[edit]

I believe that no information is better than false information. I also believe that you should have done more research before writing about Camberwell beauty. Your version of the article claims that it is spread only in Central or (Southern?) Europe and rarely found elsewhere. Wrong! How about the North America or Siberia? Also the butterly is spread far norther than you write. They can hibernate in the winter in places like Finland and Sweden. They belong to the first Spring butterflies there. No mention of the species' common name in American English. And you also wrote that the species was first discovered in Camberwell - although it is only rarely found in UK... Pretty Anglocentric discovery. If you had done a Google search before writing, you would have immediately noticed that your material is essentially flawy. -Hapsiainen 19:39, Oct 9, 2004 (UTC)

Wikipedia study[edit]

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Hello, I've seen that you've done great work on Wikipedia and have knowledge about vfd. Can you please help a current discussion by voting? Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/La La. Cheers. .:. 17:07, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 1000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

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Hi, I've started an article on Pierinae, as it was on the most-wanted list. Problem is, I'm no lepidopterist, so I'm not sure what else to put beyond listing the species. Also, do you think there should be a consistant use of either Orange Tip or Orangetip for the various species that fall into that description? -- BD2412 talk 01:15, 2005 May 31 (UTC)

UK line of succession[edit]

This is to let you know I've slightly changed the wording of the poll at Talk:Line of succession to the British Throne, in case you want to review your vote. (I was intending that nobody would vote until the wording had a few days to crystallize; but I guess I was unclear. Sorry.) Doops | talk 05:56, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

Domingo Trujillo[edit]

Hi, WilliamB! How are you? I will leave Domingo Trujillo out of the recent deaths page, but only because I don't like revert wars. Its all cool.

But the thing is, he had newly found fame. He wasn't like I think you stated or someone else (if it wasn't you forgive me), "someone who appeared on the stands several times". He was a good friend of Luisito Vigoreaux and had been appearing at his show, joking around and having a good time, for one month already. WAPA-TV is Puerto Rico's largest television station, seen by almost four million, and now by Hispanics in the United States. So he was relatively new, but he had found fame. He had been famous far longer than that 15 year old who was tragically shot and who is on the list too! "La Comay" and all other WAPA shows had his photo shown yesterday at the end. So, you see where Im coming from?

Celebrity is something that is relative. Remember, someone who is famous in Micronesia may not be known at all in England but that doesn't make the person less of a celebrity. For Domingo Trujillo, sadly, his fame was short lived as he had been appearing doing funny commentary at Vigoreaux's show for only about a month.

Well, amigo, take care! I hope we can become friends! God bless you!

Sincerely yours, Antonio Marte Planet Martin

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dbenbenn | talk 22:43, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Please check your WP:NA entry[edit]

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Thank you, and have a wiki wiki day! BD2412 T 02:08, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Your votes on AfD[edit]

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Classical music[edit]

Are you referring to Wikipedia:Requested articles/music? It's always been kind of a blobby mess. In general, my advice is to not classify stuff too much -- music tends to be far too fluid to make most "genres", "forms", "styles", etc largely just designations of convenience. Tuf-Kat 02:10, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Morpho butterfly[edit]

I have seen that you created the Morpho butterfly page and I have a website that may help you get a few more facts on it [2] there may not be much but it should help wikipedia.

Christian Brothers[edit]

Please sign you comments, and see reply on my talk page. Cheers, mate Soundabuser 02:51, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Al is an article in Arabic[edit]

Al is an article in Arabic, like Giscard D'Estain. I believe it is a mistake to treat it like it is another given name, not part of the surname. Yes, it makes the "A" section of categories about as long as the portions for b-z. That's life.

Unfortunately, I also think trying to shoehorn Arabic names into the given-name, surname hierarchy we use is a mistake. Some of the things that look like surnames to us are actually a tribal name, or village name. But, it would be extremely difficult to reverse the current convention. -- Geo Swan 11:58, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

I responded to your reply on my talk page. Have a nice day. -- Geo Swan 20:03, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
I responded to your reply on my talk page. Have a nice day. -- Geo Swan 02:02, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Thai names[edit]

No category sorting workaround is needed on Thai names, like Cherd Songsri. If he were referred to by just one name, it would be Cherd, not Songsri. I apologise that I can't explain why that is or point you towards a policy guideline on Wikipedia that explains this better, but that is just the way it is. I appreciate your efforts. Happy editing. Wisekwai 19:23, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Article about Kinga Freespirit[edit]

Hi, you mention on the talk page of Kinga Freespirit that you think this article needs a cleanup. Please go on and edit the article, if you find a little spare time. Thank you. --hhanke 15:07, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Date formats[edit]

Hi, Williamb, this is just a friendly reminder asking you to review Help:Preferences#Date_format and Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style_(dates_and_numbers)#Dates. If you don't like seeing dates written in the "14 July" format you can change your preferences so that they show up in the U.S.-style "July 14" format. All you need to do is link dates in articles by putting square brackets around them and they will be displayed according to your preferences. This feature exists for a reason. People in different parts of the world employ different styles of date presentation. Please don't try to impose the format used in the United States on articles regarding European topics, as you did to the article on Jürgen Kießling. Thanks and happy wiki-ing! 22:40, 14 July 2006 (UTC)


Because of your comments on the topic on Nun, I thought you might be interested to know that there is a Request for Comment on including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in that article. Goldfritha 23:34, 29 October 2006 (UTC)


  • Talk:Halloween#Religious_attitudes: There has been an intense controversy about Christian attitudes towards Halloween. Adherents of celtic pagan and Wicca practices try to impose a view on this site which is offensive for many Christians. I suggested a neutral and balanced view of the spiritual concerns many Christians have by presenting arguments for all positions. Repeated removal of my edits, references and links by users engaging in mass reverting and abusive editing+ad-hominem attacks and reporting as "vandal". Need some help by people who are interested in an objective and fair debate which is tolerant and not offensive in matters of faith. It should be possible to present also the perspectives of the Christian community objectively without being attacked. Please participate in the discussion! Thanks! Talk:Halloween#Lets_get_back_to_a_constructive_discussion_-_Reasonable_solution_proposed Caloon2000 23:57, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Wrong Place ;-)[edit]

The comments that you placed about the Del Renzi article was placed on my user page, not my talk page.. But its cool ;-) Mystify85JEC 05:50, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Edna (given name)[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Cláudio Camunguelo[edit]

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You need to provide citations. Zginder (talk) (Contrib) 02:37, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

I did not mean to be rude I was just new page patrolling.Zginder (talk) (Contrib) 00:23, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Cláudio Camunguelo[edit]

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Hi. I noticed your previous work on the article Nun. We are trying to build consensus as to whether or not the article has NPOV. One editor has placed a neutrality tag on the article and objects to its removal. Would you mind having a look at the article (Nun) and leaving your opinion on the talk page (Talk:Nun#Neutrality_Tag). Thank you! Dgf32 (talk) 01:29, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Arushi Talwar.[edit]

Hi, You added a new tag to the Arushi Talwar "Category:Honour killing". Why is that you see this as Honour killing ? Regards,

Anmol.2k4 (talk) 08:48, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Category sorting[edit]

I see that you have been adding category sorting to a couple of articles using markup of the form {{Defaultsort|Glavin, Anthony}}. This is not the correct markup; it should be {{DEFAULTSORT:Glavin, Anthony}}, with capital letters and a colon. For more about this, see Wikipedia:Categorization#Setting_a_default_sort_key. —Paul A (talk) 04:17, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Deletion review for Surnames by Country[edit]

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Many thanks for helping with the Bishop Simone Scatizzi article. I was stunned that the CorenBot tagged it with a copyright violation of some website I did not hear of let alone heard of. The CorenBot has some of bug or a case of mistaken idenity of someone else. I have a love-hate relationship with bots. Thanks again-RFD (talk) 12:55, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Death anomalies[edit]

Hi Williamb, I've submitted a signpost article at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2010-09-13/Special story 3 about the death anomalies project. As you've been busy there I wonder if you'd be willing to run an eye over it and maybe add a quote from your good self? ϢereSpielChequers 16:03, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Ethel May Halls[edit]

IMDB calls her Ethyl, not Ethel. Which is it? PamD (talk) 10:02, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

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Tis the season[edit]

I keep seeing your work on the death anomalies and meant to say something about how much I appreciate what you do there. ϢereSpielChequers 12:09, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Anthroponymy[edit]

Hey, noticed that you've created a number of new names articles. Have you considered joining the project: WikiProject Anthroponymy--Hutcher (talk) 22:25, 23 January 2011 (UTC)


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Thanks for unstubbing the article Schnaufer but it is a text book stub Wikipedia:WikiProject_Anthroponymy/Standards#surnamestub and WP:PSA: "A stub is an article containing only a few sentences of text which — though providing some useful information — is too short to provide encyclopedic coverage of a subject" --Hutcher (talk) 18:24, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

CFD follow-up[edit]

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Talk:List of living supercentenarians[edit]

I wanted to let you know that I removed this. That is a major BLP violation; that sort of speculation (specifically on Margaret Fish) is a large part of what caused the longevity arbitration case in the first place, and runs way afoul of BLP policy. Don't do that again. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 17:40, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Sorting on Arabic names[edit]

Hello, the correct way to sort is without the Al- in front of the name, so Wikipedia sorts the person via their name. John Cengiz talk 17:32, 24 July 2011 (UTC)


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Creating disambig pages[edit]

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Veteran Editor[edit]

I hope you don't mind I put something on your user page. SlightSmile 01:55, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

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Nomination of Bel Geddes for deletion[edit]

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Deletion notifications[edit]

Hi William. Back in November, you got either an AfD or PROD notification, and it was during one of the template testing project's experiments. If you could go here and leave us some feedback about what you think about the new versions of the templates we tested (there are links on the page), that would be very useful. (You can also email me at if you want.) Thanks! Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 22:47, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Surnames on disambiguation pages[edit]

Hi Williamb. Please stop adding {{surname}} to disambiguation pages. A page is either a disambiguation page or a surname page and cannot be both. As a result the surname tag will be removed (see Krüzen, Graafland, Heemskerk, Zervos, Covey). The {{surname}} template is meant for pages with exclusively name entries, see MOS:DABNAME and WPAPO:ENTRIES. For disambiguation pages with multiple surname entries (and other entries!) the word surname can be added as a parameter to {{disambiguation}} to categorize the page, see this MOS:DAB section. Cheers LittleWink (talk) 18:00, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Please do not attack other editors, as you did at Talk:Deaths in 2012. Comment on content, not on contributors. Personal attacks damage the community and deter users. Please stay cool and keep this in mind while editing. Thank you. WWGB (talk) 02:26, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Please explain[edit]

This edit On my talk if you don't mind... —Justin (koavf)TCM 07:52, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Euchloe guaymensis[edit]

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The article Euchloe guaymensis has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

5 years without a source about something that was found out recently. How can we know it is not a hoax if sources are not provided?

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Proposed deletion of Van Hoorn[edit]

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The article Van Hoorn has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

This page should be deleted as there are no sources. How can we verify this information? Also isn't quite notable to be included in Wikipedia

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Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. 電子888說-TALK 00:02, 25 July 2014 (UTC)


Care to contribute? I was poking around Wikispecies earlier and found that you made some contributions like species:Colitis and also saw that you did stuff with species here on en.wp. I just want to extend and invitation to come back to our sister project if you think you have anything to add there. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:31, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

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