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Thankyou for fixing the background-colour problem on my userpage. Much appreciated. :-) Lradrama 11:13, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

The football club naming convention issue

I started a thread here, feel free to have your say. The issue however looks to be much more complicated than I initially predicted (there are some particular cases in which local names are not recognisable to an English user, for instance). --Angelo 23:44, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Re: Canadian Victoria Cross


Man I did that edit a long time ago, saw it in a CBC article. A simple Google search found a reference in the Canadian Encyclopedia, however:

The exact line is as follows:

The awarding of the medal was dropped in 1972 when the Canadian bravery awards were created; however, in Apr 1987 Brian Mulroney's Conservative government asked the deputy director of the Chancellory of Canadian Orders and Decorations to consider its reinstatement.

This should be sufficient for a reference.

Cheers, Snickerdo 13:12, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Deletion archive

I just didn't notice about the existance of the archive. That's all. :) --Angelo 17:18, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

WP:FOOT sort

I was answering in the article's Talk page as you were posting your question on mine. I will restore the bolded text later if you think we needed it. Alexf(Talk/Contribs) 17:32, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Help Desk and WP:FOOTY

Hi. Thanks for the link. It'll be very helpful. Xiner (talk) 15:20, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Royal Navy templates and clutter

Thanks for your message. I am only trying to help and hope I haven't accidently stumbled into an edit war or something. I have not added any links. What I have done was as a result of my seeing the article for almost the first time and feeling frustrated with it. I wanted a list of the current royal navy ships, so I looked for it. The first place to look for links in most articles is in the "see also" at the end, so I scrolled there, but didn't find it. Yes it was there deep in the article, but I didn't find it immediately. I expect many users must come to the article in my position, just passing through looking for other links, when they do that then they immediately go to the bottom.

With a long article like this one, duplicating a couple of the most important links really won't come amiss. Mike Young 16:00, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

I realise there were places I could have clicked, but I didn't. Somehow, I didn't notice the box at the bottom of the article (which is superb!). I suppose I am so used to ignoring pop-up adverts that I don't look at things I should when I go to Wikipedia. Mike Young 16:29, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Puerto Ricans missing in action in the Korean War

  • Thank you for your suggestions you are right, the list was a mess. I have taken action and made the changes requested. I would like to apologize to you because I had various doctor appointments and I couldn't make the fixes earlier. The featured list is a new concept to me, I have been so involved with writting articles that I was totally unaware of its existence until this nomination. I think it is a great idea and now I have an idea of requirements of an FL. I hope that after all issues are taken care of, that you will reconsider your vote. Take care. Tony the Marine 20:42, 7 September 2007 (UTC)


I see that the Cunningham article has achieved FA status. Thanks to your persistance and effort - have a beer! Perhaps that nice Mr O'Neil will have some luck at Villa. Folks at 137 07:35, 9 September 2007 (UTC)


Thank you for your support. It was much appreciated. --ROGER DAVIES TALK 16:37, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Assessment drive

A Barnstar!
The Military History WikiChevrons

For evaluating over 600 articles in July/August 2007, as part of the Military History Tagging and Assessment Drive, I present you with the WikiChevrons. Thanks and well done. --ROGER DAVIES TALK 17:30, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, Woody. I made a typo in the citation. --ROGER DAVIES TALK 08:32, 11 September 2007 (UTC)


Woodym555, I would know if you could check something out for me. The sorting in the table in Puerto Ricans Missing in Action in the Korean War works really great. I have added the same table to Puerto Ricans Missing in Action in the Vietnam War and when I press the sort button in the "rank" and any other section outside of the "name", it will give me an alphabetical order sort instead of a "rank" sort or a proper date sort. Have any ideas? Tony the Marine 03:22, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks for fixing the table. Tony the Marine 01:20, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

headers and lists

There are several considerations that lead (for me, at least) to this preference. The most obvious is simply that the topical break is expected (a great majority of lists do it) and is generally appropriate. Following that is that an extra header combined with the Standard appendices is usually enough to deal with the complicated of adding/removing the Table of content and making sure it appears in the right place. Third, it makes editing only the list (as opposed to the whole page) significantly easier, and this is not only relevant to those who, like me, happen to use an "edit intro" link-adding script, since there is a very real possibility this link will be added via preferences in the future. It is extremely frustrating when you want to edit a small typo in the intro and have to load a humongous table to do it.

Does all that jazz rambling make any sense? Circeus 18:34, 10 September 2007 (UTC)


List of West Brom managers

I'd wait until the lead is expanded (if it can be; I don't know how much info can go into an introduction for a list). It's not a big deal, it just looked strange having a heading so close to the top of the article. - Dudesleeper · Talk 14:00, 11 September 2007 (UTC)


Hey Woody, can you spare ten minutes and criticise/support/oppose List of Ipswich Town F.C. managers which is at WP:FLC at the moment? No real rush, just wanted to draw your attention to it. Cheers! The Rambling Man 16:49, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Awesome, thanks, and good work on the suggestions, I've implemented them as you suggest. Cheers! The Rambling Man 17:34, 11 September 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for your courteous note on my talk page. I take it your point is that the VC (being the senior though not the higher honour) is listed before the GC - which is fair enough, though somewhat technical given that AFAIK no-one has ever been awarded both VC and GC! My concern is that the text at present states that the VC is "the highest award for bravery", without qualification - it then goes on to talk about postnominal precedence, but that is not the context within which the statement that it is "the highest award for bravery" occurs. The uninformed reader would reasonably assume, from the current wording, that all other awards for bravery are of lower status (and not just in terms of postnominal placement), which is not the case. I realise the position of the GC is explained later on in the article, but that doesn't exonerate the lead from giving a false impression. I wonder if we can find a compromise text here which meets both our concerns? e.g. by separating out the two issues. I suggest:

The Victoria Cross (VC) is a military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of armed forces of some Commonwealth countries and previous British Empire territories, and takes precedence over all other postnominals and medals. It may be awarded to a person of any rank in any service and civilians under military command, and is presented to the recipient by the British monarch during an investiture held at Buckingham Palace. It is the highest award for bravery in the United Kingdom, jointly with the George Cross.

Or something along those lines. Let me know your thoughts. Vilĉjo 23:20, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Very happy with your suggested version - please go ahead and change it accordingly. Vilĉjo 23:40, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Villa Park

Great minds think alike i was thinking this also because of COMS is a FA, think we should aim for GA then FA? Think we need to add more images in the commons like COMS stadium. So what should we start on ill add in the things i can now before i go to work! Andy Everlast1910 12:43, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Shall we put it up for GA and see what we need to do to get started? Everlast1910 17:11, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
okay tell me what else needs doing and ill have Peer-view - GA - FA ?Everlast1910 18:17, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
Okay ill have a sniff around while England are losing ;) Everlast1910 18:30, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
For the history section this link link

might help Everlast1910 18:32, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Put it up for a peer-review just to give us a starting point... then GA - FA from there :) Everlast1910 17:50, 14 September 2007 (UTC)
Hey glad to see your back hope everythings alright! Villa Park had a peer review from rambling man and an automated one so i did everything in that and put it up for GA but still had no feedback the onlt thing i think we need is few more refs in history a tidy up and A REF FOR THE CONSTRUCTION COST as i cant find one anywhere!!! :) Everlast1910 14:44, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
I see you've started the fixes but which have you done! :P Everlast1910 11:08, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
Yep that's fine give us a message when your done or if you need a hand finding anything? Andy Everlast1910 11:17, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
I see you've finished! I found the ref Rambling man was on about so fixed it! What next Villa Park to FA? Or one or get others to GA such as the history sections! Arsenal's Early history is FA! Also do you think the Reserve and Academy section's should be merged? Everlast1910 11:47, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
Done! and fixed villa box thing! Needs a tidy up and ref'ing sometime! But I think there's more important articles than that ATM! So think we should go for FA on Villa park or the history and records to GA? Everlast1910 12:03, 23 September 2007 (UTC)


What next then? :) Everlast1910 14:15, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Yep that seems fine! I'll have a look tomorrow think it needs a lot of bulking up then tidying up if you get me? Everlast1910 21:46, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
So we got a list of what needs doing for the history section? Everlast1910 16:51, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
Found a great link for the history sections its of Heroes and Villians and if you look down the right had side there is more info. That one is the Pre 1969! Everlast1910 09:32, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
I think once VP passes GA ill put it up for FA to give us something to do while we mess with the history sections ;)! I had a look earlier and it looks like the history section your working on is looking good just need more info and ref's? Everlast1910 22:00, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
I agree with all that if you need any help give us a message! And let me know when your done :). I'll have a look myself as you say reading COMS i see what you mean! Everlast1910 22:09, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
Yes I agree with that! I see what you mean as well. Everlast1910 22:41, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
Bed time! Ill have a hour or so before work tomorrow! So if you leave me a list of things that need doing or what you have done and ill carry it on tomorrow! :) Lets get Villa to the first FT football related thing! (if that makes sense) Everlast1910 22:57, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
Villa Park now GA :) Everlast1910 07:39, 28 September 2007 (UTC)


Break so its easier to read :) Just got in from work hows it going? And what else needs doing? :) Hope all is well ill try have a good couple of hours tomorrow working on the Villa articles, is there anything that needs doing urgently? Everlast1910 22:30, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Also you've missed the GA of Villa Park off your page :P Everlast1910 22:34, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
Woo! I must say the history section looks brilliant! I have just read and made a couple of changes! So get a few refs the GA? Everlast1910 19:51, 29 September 2007 (UTC) And also :)...
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For all your hard work on all Villa Articles! Everlast1910 19:51, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Merci! Anything we can get done tonight? Shall we try GAC? and FAC for Villa Park? Everlast1910 20:16, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Cut it to 1961 if you feel thats best i agree it should all be together and it would kind of even the number of years between the two articles? Everlast1910 20:26, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
Woo i am gutted to say the least! Thanks for changing the links on my page! So what next? Everlast1910 21:25, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
Done, I think it needs a bit of a cut down though? Everlast1910 21:58, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Just because I love AVFC so much...

...I copied the seasons FL and came up with Ipswich Town F.C. seasons. It's at WP:FLC now and I would really appreciate your comments/support/shouting at me for copying the article! The Rambling Man 17:18, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Football (soccer) FAR

I guess we'd better make sure this stays an FA, even if the objections are rather vague. I'm gradually going through the prose to make sure it reads clearly, which hopefully I'll have finished before I go to watch my lot play your lot this afternoon. Could you give it a quick proofread whan I'm done? Oldelpaso 09:12, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Club season MoS

I'd like to apologize for the harsh way I express my point of view on this Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Football#Football_club_seasons_MoS. Not trying to excuse, but explaining, that came out from a continue dispute with other two editors, that by the way, I'm trying to end in the best way possible. I'm sure that you and other editors were, with the best intentions, trying to create a good MoS. Best regards. --ClaudioMB 17:21, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Thank you

Let me celebrate my first Featured List "Puerto Ricans Missing in Action in the Korean War" made possible with your support, with some Puerto Rican Piña Colada. Thank you Tony the Marine 18:20, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Thank you Woody. "Puerto Ricans MIA in the Korean War" is my first FL and I would like to extra thank you for being a great person. I was wondering if you could look over Puerto Ricans Missing in Action in the Vietnam War and make any fixes that you see fit. Do you think that it would qualify for FLC? Tony the Marine 17:54, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Medal of Honor images

Thanks for pointing out the archived talk page conversation. Unfortunately, I missed the discussion as I've been on a WikiBreak. I have contributed well over 100 MOH recipient biographies and wish that I'd had a chance to weigh in. My opinion remains the same. As Medal of Honor recipients are uniquely honored, adding the medal image to the infobox gives immediate, easy, visual recognition. — ERcheck (talk) 01:20, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments. One of my primary areas of contribution is biographies of U.S. Marines. One of the "standards" that have been applied is including in the infobox the medals in order of precedence only down to the Purple Heart; the remaining awards can be included in the body of the article. Most of the Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipients biographies have followed a basic format, that only MOH image in the infobox, but no other medal images. — ERcheck (talk) 01:44, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Re:Puerto Ricans MIA in Vietnam

Thank you for your opinion. I agree with you 100%, I wasn't too keen on the idea of posting it for FL for the same reasons. About the MoH images, if the community agrres on that there should be no MoH images in the info box, then how about placing an image with the citation, it would be revelant. Tony the Marine 05:35, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Re:My talk page


You just contacted me about an edit to the Deal Or No Deal UK article via my talk page. I would like to draw your attention to the fact that this was caused by an inadvertent problem where I copied the edit I was about to make to the 'battle of the sexes' section in case there should be a network problem (which is a frequent occurrence with my wireless network). There was a network problem (what are the odds) so I simply pressed back on my browser, but it gave me a postdata notice, therefore I pressed cancel, went to the edit page by following the link at the top of the article and quickly pasted, forgetting that the entire article was now being edited an I had overwrote most of the article bar the 'battle of the sexes' section which I had just updated.

After realising my error I promptly reverted the page and edited the 'battle of the sexes' section on it's own, submitted, and it was fixed.

Next time, look before sending me a message. I had reverted the page within 10 seconds of acting. I find it ignorant for you to message me without checking right before submitting your message.

Thanks, Ecopetition —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ecopetition (talkcontribs)


Thanks a lot Woody for resolving this. Ecopetition 19:44, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

List of York City F.C. managers

Hey. Thanks for your comments, which I think I've pretty much deal with now. Mattythewhite 21:33, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Villa reserves move

Done. There are no double redirects, so nothing else needs changing (WP:REDIRECT#Do_not_change_links_to_redirects_that_are_not_broken). Oldelpaso 12:48, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Technically yes, but I can't see it being an issue - otherwise talk page archives would be a nightmare. Oldelpaso 13:22, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Template:First Sea Lord

As Fisher was enobled during his first spell at the Admiralty, it is probably more consistent to give him as "Fisher of Kilverstone" (which is perhaps how he is best known now) for both entries. Thoughts? --ROGER DAVIES TALK 16:04, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Yes, i was about to leave a note here asking what name you think the template should use. Given the ongoing discussion on the Fisher talk page i was pondering whether to change it. In the end i did and i tried to maintain consistency with the other names by using the "Knight" title. What i see now is that it should really be called Baron Fisher of Kilverstone in line with Cunningham. I think the highest title in the Order of Precedence should be used. Thoughts? Woodym555 16:16, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
Your call entirely but (I think) we have consensus on the talk page, that though doesn't make it bullet-proof :) --ROGER DAVIES TALK —Preceding signed but undated comment was added at 17:01, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
Gone with the old Baron Fisher of Kilverstone. All the others use the highest order of precedence although MPs seem to be noted over the top of hereditary titles. Amend as you see fit, looking at it, it might need "The" to be consistent with the other names. Woodym555 17:20, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
Seems sensible. I'll leave it all to you, you've clearly got a better grip on the historial First Sea Lords than I have. --ROGER DAVIES TALK 17:24, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Ricky Gardiner

Woody, my man, thanks for your quick actions and additions re. this article (just a stub I created yonks ago to get rid of red links on Bowie/Pop articles). What is it that draws people like us to defence and rock (I think Nick D. is a member of the Military and Music projects as well). Then again, the riff for "Lust for Life" came from Bowie's interpretation of an armed forces radio theme... Cheers, Ian Rose 23:24, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks (i come bearing food)

Can i just be another person to offer their thanks for all the good work you do at reverting vandalism, especially on my talk page. You already have a few barnstars so i give you something useful :

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. Enjoy! Woodym555 15:57, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Mmm... tasty. :D Gscshoyru 15:58, 24 September 2007 (UTC)


Ping! --ROGER DAVIES TALK 15:08, 26 September 2007 (UTC)


Thank you so much for reverting vandalism off my userpage. I really appreciate it. :D AngelOfSadness talk 18:02, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

I could tell that guy didn't like me one bit. It's a shame to see him get blocked ;-). Happy editing to you too :D AngelOfSadness talk 18:17, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Help Desk Question

Thankyou for your answer. If I compare two pages and thn press 'undo' will that revert with the proper text? (e.g. Reverted edits by User:Example to last version by User:Example.) -- Casmith_789 (talk) 07:23, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! -- Casmith_789 (talk) 07:27, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Talk:Buddy List

By all means, please go ahead, I had meant for my statements to be rough enough for others to reshape anyway. Thank you very much. (talk) —Preceding signed but undated comment was added at 20:05, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Royal Navy

Peer review In your edit of 18:19, 10 August 2007, you comment: (major revamp as discussed in peer review, added small description of fleet composition, (needs expansion in places) removed graphs, integrated table)

Where is this peer review?--Toddy1 11:50, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

reply: Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Peer review/Royal Navy

Oops - Victoria Cross

Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't realize it was original spelling and not a typo.Eatcacti 07:40, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

I don't know what you mean by "Old English" obviously not Old English. "Warrent" - is a misspelling in "British English" and any other kind. The page that appears to be the source for the Warrant text is here, but you will note that the person who created the page has misspelled "Warrant" as "warent"!! in the URL and linked to it here using "warrent", but in the title of the page it uses "warrant". Furthermore while they use "warrent officer " further down the page, in the 3rd paragraph it says "Whereas, We, taking into Our Royal Consideration, that there exists no means of adequately rewarding the individual gallant services, either of officers of the lower grades in Our Naval and Military Servicee [sic], or of warrant and petty officers, ....". The use of 'warrent' within the text is simply a transcription error. Jooler 12:51, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Milner FAC

You appear to be active user who knows about getting football articles to featured standard. So I wonder if you could give James Milner a look, as it is currently a FAC. Buc 20:46, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your feedback I have addressed your issues now. Buc 21:18, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
Subtle... Woodym555 21:20, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Oxford United F.C.

I deleted defamatory comments about Oxford United, as I found them crude and ridiculous. I did not add any.

I apologise for not knowing enough about Wikipedia to respond correctly. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:45, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Re:Cricket template move

Yeah sorry about that. I had previously made the new cricket tournament infobox and had added the correct parameters on the documentation page and then redesigned and moved the old main tournament infobox, but this time without the documentation. Sorry about that one - I think I got carried away with something else at the time. I'll also try and fix the existing cases where the coding has left the infobox blank, once I get home this evening. Thanks for clearing the mess up with the other user. Cheers. mdmanser 21:32, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

John Babcock review

Hi, I've addressed most of your comments in the John Babcock peer review, but I've got two questions that I left on the review that I was wondering if you could answer? Well okay, one question and one expression of frustration that VAC is too good to respond to my emails... Cheers, CP 23:35, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

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Re: Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Gallery

Mmm, it's pretty tangential, but I suppose a valid argument could be made to include it; so please feel free to list it if you think it would be of interest. Kirill 16:55, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Actually, I missed the fact that it was an armed vessel; given that fact, I'd say it's as appropriate as any other image of a (sunken) warship would be. Kirill 16:58, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Manager templates

What is the current state of play on these templates? We need to move to standardisation ASAP. The Gordon Strachan article is a case in point; there are five templates with three different widths; some collapsible, some not; some with "v.d.e.", some without. --Daemonic Kangaroo 17:59, 9 October 2007 (UTC)


Do you think we should start a villa taskforce like other football clubs? Just a wondering thought i guess :)Everlast1910 13:45, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

okay I know you've done a lot of work with them! So what's next for villa hows the history sections I might try Villa Park for FA what you reckon? Everlast1910 23:31, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
Hey! How you doing? Back to Villa park did you add that info you thought was need for FA? If so shall i put it up for FA also what needs doing for the history sections? Everlast1910 13:23, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Right added the lets see what happens ill ask TRM if he will review it.Everlast1910 14:41, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Do you think Villa Park is ready for FA? Everlast1910 10:53, 29 October 2007 (UTC)


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Cheers for reverting the vandalism on my user page. Jameboy 20:07, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

I'm feeling incredibly generous today, here's another one. Only the 2nd and 3rd star I've handed out in over a year on Wikipedia. Must be going soft in my old age!

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For your excellent work on the football manager templates. Jameboy 21:17, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

AVFC manager template rollout

Happy to help with the rollout, just a couple of things first:

  • It uses a template (football manager navbox) from your user space - should this be moved to the Template namespace?
  • Managers that appear at the turn of a century, e.g. Ramsay (1884–26) - should this not be 1884–1926 or is this not possible?

cheers --Jameboy 21:41, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Something to the effect of 'Football manager period in charge' except 'period in charge' should be one word. Thinking... Alternatively 'Football manager history component' or something. These are really bad names. I'm just thinking out loud now. --Jameboy 21:58, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Will sleep on it. While I think about it, I forgot to ask about caretaker managers. I didn't create Template:West Bromwich Albion F.C. managers, but am nevertheless wondering how it will be affected by the new standard. Not a biggie if the caretakers drop off, as they're not commonly used in the templates. In any case I've included them all in the List of West Bromwich Albion F.C. managers. --Jameboy 22:13, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

I've tried something out on the Ron Atkinson article, see what you think. Basically, to save space on the page we can wrap all the succession and nav boxes in a show/hide. I got the idea from the Wayne Gretzky article. My preference would be to keep the succession boxes (albeit with effectively duplicate information), as if you only have some of them it seems to jump around too much, and the succession boxes look incomplete. If you disagree strongly I'll revert it back to how it was. --Jameboy 14:48, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Citations & ISBNs

Thanks, it is indeed an initial typo 101 for 010 and then repeated copy and pastes. Thanks also for starting to change them, I'll do the rest. Ironic really, given how picky I am about stats etc. cheers, Struway2 | Talk 09:39, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

done them all now, i think. There were more than those quoted, presumably the script User:LA2 was using gave up at 50. My eyes have gone funny. cheers, Struway2 | Talk 11:28, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

RE: move to talk

Thanks! Gscshoyru 16:23, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

FL Main page proposal

Might I suggest a Support without LOTY vote. This would at least help us move toward a LOTD process.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 21:20, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

ISBN typo

Thanks for fixing my ISBN typo. I appreciate it. Manxruler 23:16, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

You certainly lit up my watchlist, yes. Thank you also for the pointer on the ship names, I'm working on that right now. Thanks again for the help. Manxruler 23:38, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article review/Football (soccer)

Hey there. Just about ready to keep this one at FAR, but I've made two last sourcing requests. Cheers, Marskell 19:55, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, but you were as much responsible for its retention as I. Oldelpaso 17:28, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Re War of the Spanish Succession

I have reverted your edits to the FTC of the War of the Spanish Succession as it has already been closed and failed. Just thought you should know my reasoning. Thanks. Woodym555 16:04, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Woody. -- FayssalF - Wiki me up® 16:07, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Template:Aston Villa F.C. captains

Hi - are you planning to change this template to match the manager templates that you changed recently? The templates on e.g. Chris Nicholl now look rather out of balance. Cheers. Daemonic Kangaroo 12:06, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

NCFC list at FLC

Thanks for the input. Rambling Man's fixed it. Please review. --Dweller 12:39, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

List of Ipswich Town F.C. players

Hi Woody. I hate to 'spam' but since you've been so useful in the past and generous with your time, I've come calling again to see if you'll help review and push List of Ipswich Town F.C. players to featured list status. It's recently been completely overhauled, so I've kicked off a peer review which I'm hoping you'll contribute to. Thanks in advance, The Rambling Man 16:52, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your contributions at the peer review. I've taken the bold step of moving the list over to WP:FLC so I'd be grateful for your support/comments etc there. Thanks again. The Rambling Man 16:16, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

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Yes, I'll need your help on Ranulf de Soulis article.

Hello Woodym 555,

First,thanks for your help.

Off topic. One of my pet peeves is confusinrg the UK with England. The US press do it all the time, but I have seen the same error in scholarly works. I am glad we are on the same side on that issue.

RE:Your Welcome.

I had read the five bulleted pages that you note, but I am obviously still feeiing my way. For instance,please confirm that this is the correct way to contact you on your talk page.

Re: Ranulf de Soulis article

I would prefer to keep the cited reference and the explanatory footnotes separate as I have been accustomed to doing, but if that is inappropriate, I am not that rigid.

When I was writing articles in the health sciences, I followed the "Instructions to Contributors" as provided by the editor as carefully as I could. I do not recall being told what style they represented.

Anyway, please let me know what changes need to be made to the cited references. I thought that I had got them pretty well as they should be by using templates, although I was dubious about Op cit and Ibid.

Concerning the explanatory footnotes. I sure would appreciate your help in implementing these.

I am glad we got together. If I can get one article properly written, I shall then be able to move on to others.

One more question. If you simply want to thank someone like you, does one use his/her Talk page , or is there abetter way to do it ?Inver471ness 02:52, 22 October 2007 (UTC)


Ok doke. Many thanks for the info! DoyleyTalk 23:17, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Shall we dance?

Do you prefer the waltz, or the samba? ~*Grin*~ All the edit conflicts, lol. And don't worry about the RfA thing, you found the info (which is really not exactly prominant anyway) and even if he'd moved it, it wouldn't have been a big deal, so no biggie! You rock for helping out at the help desk! Thanks, ArielGold 23:27, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Gotta go with the jive!! Yes it is hidden away on the WP:RFA/N page isn't it. I am so used to dealing with FA and A-Class nominations which use the whole "archive1" thing. That will teach me to read the smallprint! I do what i can, when i can at the help desk although edit conflicts are a bit of a problem as well!!!! Woodym555 23:33, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
LOL No worries! Jive, huh? I don't think I remember that from dance class, lol. I am better with the waltz, personally, you know, the whole girlie swirlie skirt thing, lol. And yeah I agree actually that the info about repeat RfAs isn't really obvious, not sure how to address that though. And oh, tell me about the edit conflicts on help! So frustrating, I have a pretty slow DSL line, and just loading the page takes me 30 seconds! lol. I've pulled out more than a few hairs trying to just post one comment there, ~*Giggle*~ ArielGold 23:41, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks concerning Ranulf de Soulis article

Hello Woodym555,

I am grateful and impressed. Thanks. Now I have to figure out how you did all this, including both finding and inserting wikilinks. I shall study these matters and also look into barnstars. I have a lot to learn.

The two wikilinks that I was going to insert, once I figured out how, are:

Clan Hay ( Incidentally, I need to edit Origins of the Clan because it is not accurate. I presume I add a link to my de Soulis article as part of the editing )

Lord of Liddesdale

( Again, I should edit this article because it is not known whether Ranulf was born in the Cotentin or in England, although his ancestral roots were certainly in the Cotentin. Presumably, I should add a link to my article.)

Can you add these links in my article? Once that is done, I think the article is ready to be moved and I would appreciate your doing so for me.

I shall do the editing in the other two, existing, articles, but shall wait until my article is poperly launched.

Cordially, Inver471ness 03:14, 23 October 2007 (UTC)


Thank you for the help with my Izumicon page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by SMOKEMNHALO2001 (talkcontribs) 15:24, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Danny Blair

His article was created a month ago, but it was sans categories until now. Just letting you know in case you have any material with which to expand it. - Dudesleeper · Talk 15:26, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

I could go either way, but since I've been including both categories for so long, it's too late to go back. I think it's been discussed somewhere in the discussion archives of WPFootball; if I remember, I'll have a search for it. - Dudesleeper · Talk 05:02, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Thank you

Hello, I really appreciate your help on my Ranulf de Soulis article.Thanks for the crash course too.Inver471ness 15:33, 24 October 2007 (UTC)


Hello! I have approved you to use AWB, Enjoy! SQLQuery me! 23:07, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Checking FACs

Hey, Woody, when you have to move a FAC archive, don't forget to check what links here to update the archive files. Otherwise, the new FAC ends up archived. [1] As GimmeBot gets caught up on all the older FACs, we'll no longer have to do this. Best, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:47, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Got an Answer

Hi Woody,

EL_C did answer. He never did address wiping out my factual copy or the failure to remove obvious purely commercial inks but I guess he can't bring himself to do that. I just hope he doesn't continue to do that with other new editors. Most of what he does is helpful. At least he has given me some assurance he won't do wholesale reverts on any new copy I might add. I did check out the Aviation Task Force and have already asked for help in dealing with the footnote template. When I have the time to gather the needed reference material I'll be putting up an article on the Boripatra, a Thai designed and built fighter bomber form the 1920s that was quite modern in it's day. Thanks for the help.NYerkes 01:24, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Re: CVF image

No problemo. Thanks for doing those formatted page things - I was figuring out what to do when I saw you'd taken it in hand. ;) John Smith's 22:21, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Re:Image:Felicita and Gonzalo.jpg

Thank you for taking care of the situation. I had no idea on how to deal with this one. Cheers! Tony the Marine 23:30, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Re: Couple of things

Yes, moving them to the inactive list is probably the best idea; people have come back from indefinite blocks before, after all. Kirill 02:09, 30 October 2007 (UTC)


Thanks very much for keeping on top of the Tutankhamun vandals. I appreciate it. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 20:59, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

RfA nomination

Oldelpaso 16:30, 1 November 2007 (UTC)


I did know, I had forgotten, I was getting irritated with the software and I'm glad you where there to sort it!!!! Cheers!!! Pedro :  Chat  16:42, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

About time!

You become an admin, Woody! You will be able to fix my errors easier won't you :) Everlast1910 14:04, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Villa Park

On my talk page I have listed all the Heroes and Villains citations and whether Inglis confirms them, refutes them or otherwise. I'll be making more additions to the article accordingly. --Jameboy 15:11, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the star award, much appreciated. The Inglis book is a great resource, although if he is a Villa fan, should we declare his interest? --Jameboy 17:53, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Michelle Merkin POTD

In case you were not aware, there is a discussion on Image:Michele Merkin 1.jpg at the admin noticeboard. I found your name here. -- Jreferee t/c 21:35, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Alex Ferguson

Be sure to give warnings when you revert vandalism. If the vandal continues their behavior, they need four warnings on their Talk page before an admin will block them, and if those people, like yourself, who catch their vandalism, don't warn them, they get away with those bad edits till they've gotten four warnings. Thanks for the good work at vandalism fighting, though.  :) Corvus cornix 22:43, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

OK, sorry I jumped the gun. I just get frustrated when I go to warn a vandal who's been doing it for a while, who hasn't been warned yet. And the admins at WP:AIV are more concerned with counting warnings than with actually dealing with vandals. Corvus cornix 22:47, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your support

Thanks for your support with respect to my request for adminship, which successfully closed today with a count of 47 support, 1 oppose. If you ever see me doing anything that makes you less than pleased that you supported my request, I hope to hear about it from you. See you around Wikipedia! Accounting4Taste 05:30, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

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Change to navboxes

Woody, I'm now seeing a thin border around the v-d-e in top-left of every navbox. It only started today and doesn't look very good IMO. It seems to be related to this change? I'm using Firefox btw in case that matters. I was wondering firstly if you are getting the same "problem" and whether you would support reverting the change? I didn't want to steam in there and revert it due the far-reaching consequences of changing such a commonly-used template. --Jameboy 20:17, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

OhanaUnited's RfA


I'm pleased to inform you that, consensus having been achieved, you are now an administrator. Please read all the material on the administrators' reading list before testing out your new privileges. For instructions, please see the administrators' how-to guide. Best of luck — Dan | talk 22:16, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations! Kirill 13:11, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Indeed, congrats. Daniel 13:46, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
My pleaseure - good luck, happy mopping, and if you ever need any advice my talk page or email are just a click away! Neil  15:16, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Another military administrator ;) -- FayssalF - Wiki me up® 15:38, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Well done

Well done, on your admin! And we got one more to GA shall we try getting VP and the history to FA or get a few more to GA then FA? (if that makes sense) :P once again well done Everlast1910 10:52, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Okay that's fine, ill have a little look on a few of the other articles to get it started! And ill have a little search for the history section. Once again well done Everlast1910 13:45, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Well I didn't even know you were running but clearly you didn't need the extra support - congrats! Cheers, Ian Rose 11:07, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Well done from me too! The Rambling Man 15:29, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

RE: User talk:Ksero#Russell Bishop

It's great that you fixed the article! As for my rationale, in the revision before you started editing, I thought the article satisfied WP:CSD: "This includes a biography of a living person that is entirely negative in tone and unsourced, where there is no neutral version in the history to revert to". Wasn't it better to tag it for deletion rather than just leave it as it was? — Ksero (leave me a message, things I've done) 16:55, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

RFA thanks spam

and you found it? How? :) Rudget J 17:23, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I suppose it's no secret anymore. Just goes to show you should be admin. Thanks for replying swiftly aswell. Rudget J 17:30, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Some reply spam, lovely spam

You're quite welcome, my Villan friend. Your contributions of late have been top notch, and I have indeed aspired to such a level of contribution to WP:FOOTY. By the way, now that I've finished my toadying, you may have spam, but do you have any cheese? :-P - PeeJay 17:27, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

About your RfA

The admins' T-shirt. Acalamari 18:50, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations on your successful request for adminship. I am glad you passed, and you are welcome for the support. For information on using your new tools, see the school for new admins; you will find it very useful. Good luck! Acalamari 18:50, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your thanks, Woody, and good luck in your new role :)) --ROGER DAVIES TALK 18:58, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Fantastic job! You truly deserved to become a sysop, in my opinion.   jj137 (Talk) 20:20, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Wow, great! You deserve it, mate. Tweak the tools! @pple complain 13:41, 10 November 2007 (UTC)


Hi Woody, I raised a question about your interpretation of blocking policy on my talk page. Can you please clarify, it you care to? Thanks,--The Fat Man Who Never Came Back 17:02, 10 November 2007 (UTC)