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Welcome to Wikipedia, Worldbruce! Thank you for your contributions. I am Sminthopsis84 and I have been editing Wikipedia for some time, so if you have any questions feel free to leave me a message on my talk page. You can also check out Wikipedia:Questions or type {{help me}} at the bottom of this page. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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I see that you haven't done a lot of editing over the years, so a warm welcome seems appropriate at last. It's very gratifying to see you working on the Bangladesh upazila articles, which could use all the help they can get! I look forward to seeing you around. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 16:03, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

SM Sultan[edit]

It was done automatically by the software, rather than being a change that I intentionally applied. Looking over what happened, though, I believe the problem was that you were using the <ref name=german><!-- Gloss by itself --></ref> format in the article body. That doesn't work as intended, unfortunately — a gloss can't be split off from the reference content in that manner so that it's standing alone as the only content nested inside a particular invocation of the ref tags, but rather has to be directly next to the actual content of the reference it's glossing.

So in this particular case, if the gloss is necessary for one particular invocation of the reference but not applicable to others, it might be necessary to create a separate ref=german2 citation for the content that needs to be specifically glossed as "supports solo", citing the specific page number in the source that "supports solo" instead of the entire page range of ref=german, so that the gloss can be left in the references list alongside the content of that particular citation.

Hope that helps a bit. Bearcat (talk) 15:30, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Revisions to Battered Soles draft[edit]

Dear Worldbruce: Could you take one more pass at the Battered Soles draft? I have added a link to the info about the Stephen Leacock Medal nomination -- I think it made just the long-list -- but I've clearly not done it properly. I really appreciate your help! GraceOdin (talk) 13:30, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

@GraceOdin: The Leacock citation just needed the "url=" property and a closing </ref> tag. The draft is now as good as I can make it. A better writer than I am would integrate material from the Winnipeg Free Press and Nimble Spirit reviews into the reception section, thereby transforming those citations from further reading into references.
I'm hesitant about the Literary Tourist entry. From its wording and date, I suspect it was copied from Wikipedia's Paul Nicholas Mason article, where it was first inserted on 27 October 2008. If so, citing it would be circular sourcing. I've made a mental note to flag it as citation needed in the author's article. What is really needed is a reference to wherever it first appeared, perhaps the local newspaper or church newsletter.
It's possible that the draft will still be declined on the grounds that the book is not notable enough to have a standalone article. If that happens you may want to consider other options, such as merging the material into the article about the author.Worldbruce (talk) 16:54, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Many thanks, Worldbruce! GraceOdin (talk) 18:22, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Worldbruce, I have tried to update the link that you found to an archived review of Battered Soles in Nimble Spirit on the author's Paul Nicholas Mason page, but I messed it up somehow. Could you possibly take a look? ...I have been adding a lot of stuff to pages about other Canadian writers -- Helen Humphreys, Diane Schoemperlen, Miriam Toews -- and I want to create several new author articles, but I'm still having trouble with some of the fundamentals.  :-( GraceOdin (talk) 07:11, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

@GraceOdin: It's taken care of. There are a lot of fiddly bits when formatting references. Don't worry if you don't nail them right away. The real fundamental is to always always record your source for anything you write. Another editor can always tidy up the formatting later.Worldbruce (talk) 07:51, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Thank you SO much! GraceOdin (talk) 13:16, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

I really appreciate the support you gave to Battered Soles, WB. Feeling a bit discouraged at the moment as there are a number of other books I'd like to create articles for... I think I'm going to step away for awhile and maybe try again in a few weeks. GraceOdin (talk) 03:09, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Up for a challenge? Yes![edit]

Hi Worldbruce,

Yes, I'd be interested in improving the article about the luthier Brian Lisus. I do need help getting hold of the sources. I've already searched and there isn't much. Please send me what you have. I'm not sure how to use sources that you have to subscribe to read. I avoided them when I wrote the Schenkman article.

My husband used to work for a violin maker and I'll ask him if he has any ideas for this project.

RoseSong — Preceding unsigned comment added by RoseSong (talkcontribs) 03:30, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

Gaufre biscuit.jpg For mailing me the pdf. Thank you so much. Bosstopher (talk) 15:30, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

a page[edit]

Can u please edit the page 'Cox's Bazar Medical College'? Tarek Newaz Ullash (talk) 00:01, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

@Tarek Newaz Ullash: Cox's Bazar Medical College needs a lot of work and is not a high priority. I already have about 2,500 pages on my to-do list, so I won't be overhauling the college any time soon. Can you be more specific about the editing you think the page needs? If it's something simple I may be able to guide you or flag the article for cleanup by other editors. Worldbruce (talk) 00:17, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
Cox's Bazar Medical College page needs some expansion and pictures . Im not a professional editor. Can u please suggest me anyone who can expand the page with some few more articles and maybe some images? Tarek Newaz Ullash (talk) 00:22, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
@Tarek Newaz Ullash: Try leaving a message at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Bangladeshi Universities. Five participants in that project have been active this month. If you can find additional sources about the college but not written by the college - newspaper and magazine articles, for example, that would help them enormously. I don't have a camera, but if you do and are near Cox's Bazar, you could take pictures of the college and I could explain how you can add them to the article. Worldbruce (talk) 00:42, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your edits at Equipment of the Bangladeshi Army. Great to see some better sources coming through. Will leave to your discretion the future procurement section for the moment. Buckshot06 (talk) 04:24, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your continuous work on wiki this barnstar for you. Ibrahim Husain Meraj (talk) 17:39, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your help. Jonhuwmac (talk) 13:33, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Samaj Vittic Medical College, Savar[edit]

The redirect is wrong.Xx236 (talk) 10:45, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

@Xx236: Thanks, I believe it's fixed now. Worldbruce (talk) 11:13, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Eq of the Bd military[edit]

No worries. You know more - you have the lead; I'll conform to your movements. Buckshot06 (talk) 05:18, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Bari High School,Bari[edit]

Hey, thanks for the heads up. I've redirected the page to the relevant article. I guess it's okay now? Cheers VS6507 (talk) 05:03, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

@VS6507: Padua Town is at least in the right country and state, but at 18°13′N 82°25′E / 18.22°N 82.42°E / 18.22; 82.42, is still 550 km away from Bari High School,Bari (21°09′23″N 86°37′49″E / 21.1563°N 86.6304°E / 21.1563; 86.6304). Why redirect it at all? I'm not a fan of one sentence high school articles, but if it went to WP:AfD it would be kept per WP:SCHOOLOUTCOMES, not redirected. I've no doubt someone familiar with sourcing schools in India could choose a reliable source out of the many search engine hits for it. Worldbruce (talk) 16:39, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

About Edit In Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University[edit]

You removed History from the page of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University. Sorry to say I have added all of the Information you removed. The website of the university is under construction so it cannot open for all. I am not the copyright holder of the information but I gave the Reference of the given information. Everything is Added from a publication by BSMRAU in March 2008 named Handbook For Undergraduate Students. The infrastructure is added by myself. I am studying in this university. I edit this page to available informations to all. I think I am not avoiding or violating Wikipedia's Copyright Laws. If I violate then I can't understand how. You told me to write in my own words. I just give the information which I found in the book. I can't understand how to write in my own words. If you can please edit the copyright protected writings and help the page. I am a new user. May be I have some fault at first. You should not warn me first time to block from editing.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mmhshuvobd (talkcontribs) 05:26, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Control copyright icon Hello Mmhshuvobd, and welcome to Wikipedia. While we appreciate your interest in contributing, there are certain things you must understand about using information from copyrighted sources to avoid violating Wikipedia policies.
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It's very important that contributors understand and follow these practices, as policy requires that people who persistently do not must be blocked from editing. Worldbruce (talk) 06:49, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Hello Worldbruce, I can understand. Thank u for your response. I'll edit the informations very soon as you said on the basis of Wikipedia's law and regulations.

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Hi WorldBruce, thanks for your comment on Draft:TodayTix. I have made a bunch of edits (well, technically, mostly one big complex edit, because I don't care about pumping up my edits-made stats) to the draft. Specifically:

  • Moved the two founders from the "Key people" infobox field to the "Founder" field, leaving four people listed as "key". I'm perfectly willing to pare this further; those names were entered by the draft's creator, TodayTix, for whatever that's worth.
  • Removed entirely from the "Executive team" section anyone who had not been written about in sources I could easily find online, and rewrote the remaining people's paragraphs to be entirely sourced (except as noted below).
  • Found sources to substantiate the claims of "partnership" and "first-ever", and use of the term "mobile lottery"; these are now cited where the terms appear in the text. I also added some clarifying language as appropriate.
  • The Lovitz / HuffPo source is now cited solely as a source for the founders describing themselves as "passionate theater fans", which I think is uncontroversial enough, but if you disagree I can remove that source entirely.
  • Added a number of new sources, all I believe notable news providers.
  • Changed the "Criticism" section to "Drawbacks and criticism" and added individually sourced drawbacks. I felt list format would be more readable for the drawbacks, but I'm willing to put them in paragraph format instead.
  • Removed the anonymous producers' "training" comment as I could not find any other source saying anything similar to what was in the Forbes blog post. Found an alternate piece of criticism via a reliable source. When possible I do like to include relevant criticism on articles about companies that were clearly started by a member of the company.
  • Added an assortment of new content from sources I found while looking for sources to address the issues you raised.
  • Improved phrasing here and there.

I appreciate the opportunity to improve the draft further without getting a formal review-and-rejection. I hope I've now addressed all the issues you had with it.

The one part of the pre-existing draft I wasn't able to adequately address was the clause "where he developed and launched marketing and ticketing initiatives still in use" referring to Brian Fenty's work for the Yankees. If you have access to the WSJ, I would appreciate it if you could check whether the above quote is supported by the WSJ source given; I feel it should be removed from the article if not supported, as I could find no other source discussing his work for the Yankees, but I didn't want to just delete it in case there was support in the source that's right there.

Thanks again, GrammarFascist contribstalk 00:22, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

@GrammarFascist: The changes you describe sound promising. I'm taking a wikibreak from Articles for creation, but one of the other reviewers should be along to review the draft within the next 10 days or so. I don't have ready access to The Wall Street Journal, but there's a project for that. If you ask at Wikipedia:WikiProject Resource Exchange/Resource Request, the helpful folks there will do their best to locate any source you need and email you a pdf. Worldbruce (talk) 01:09, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

Request on 18:23:22, 11 October 2015 for assistance on AfC submission by ArtemisVader[edit]

Thank you for your review of my draft Clayton Conlan. I added eight references from seven independent sources, to address the notability issue.

ArtemisVader (talk) 18:23, 11 October 2015 (UTC)ArtemisVader

ArtemisVader (talk) 18:23, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

@ArtemisVader: Glad to hear that you're continuing to improve it. When I've declined a draft, I don't review it again in AfC if it's resubmitted. This policy gives authors the benefit of a fresh look by a reviewer who may have different strengths. One of the other reviewers should get to it within the next couple of weeks. Worldbruce (talk) 00:37, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

One more article on interwar Austria[edit]

Sorry to bother again but while using this article you kindly sent I realized there is another one that may be useful for the July revolt: this one. Do you think it would be possible to get me a copy of that one as well? Plenty of interwar Austria to work on but making progress thanks to these sources... Thank you in advance!--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 10:31, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

@Rowanwindwhistler: I will try to get that for you. Unfortunately I don't have remote access to Cambridge. When I travel to a place that has a good university library I do research there for articles I'm working on and knock off a few resource requests at the same time. My next opportunity for that won't be for about ten days. You may get an earlier result from another volunteer by either amending your original resource request or opening a fresh one. Worldbruce (talk) 16:48, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
Oh, I see, no problem then, I will try asking for it at the resource page. Thank you!--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 19:45, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
I just realized The DollfuΒ Ministry: The Demise of the Nationalrat was not among the articles you kindly sent me (I thought I had checked them all but it seems I overlooked this one). I have asked for it in the resource page along with others I have found in the meantime but just in case you happen to get access to the Cambridge website again, it would be great if you could get me that article as well (no hurry, I have some other sources to check too). Thank you!--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 20:30, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
Oh well, between when I downloaded them and when I attached them to an email to you, someone else sent them your way, so I guess you now have two copies. Worldbruce (talk) 05:08, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
Many many thanks all the same, better to have two copies than none!--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 05:52, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

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Hi Worldbruce, thank you for undertaking to fulfill my request at Wikipedia:WikiProject Resource Exchange/Resource Request#Chapter from Psychiatrist and traditional healers – via Wiley Online Library DOI. This is the first time I have used Special:EmailUser and I am not sure if I did it right. Did my message get to you? –BoBoMisiu (talk) 20:04, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Hi BoBoMisiu, I haven't received any actual email from you, just the notice printed above and an email from Wikipedia saying that I had the above message, but not showing your return address. Perhaps "Enable email from other users" was not checked in your preferences at the time. When I went to your user page I noticed the address "" in the infobox, so that's where I sent the pdf on 23 October. I can send it again and/or to a different address if you didn't receive it there. Worldbruce (talk) 20:21, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
I just changed that email in infobox and sent another Special:EmailUser to user Worldbruce. I hope that works. –BoBoMisiu (talk) 20:30, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
Woo Hoo! Got it and the attachment opens too. TYVM. –BoBoMisiu (talk) 22:03, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Liga II[edit]

Can you help me to edit Liga II, the seasons in "red". Thanks!--Alexiulian25 (talk) 18:29, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

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Bugwah, Bangladesh[edit]

This is an old post office location, found in P.D. Allen's list, at Countries/IndiaandStates.htm

Rajshahi division may have been superceded; on maps it appears to be almost due east of Rangpur. Latitude in decimal degrees : 25.716667 Longitude in decimal degrees : 89.716667

"The information regarding Bugwah in Bangladesh on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the United States of America, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency."

They then print this disclaimer: "No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bugwah information contained here."Fconaway (talk) 02:06, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

@Fconaway: Thanks! With that additional information I found that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency records "Bugwah" as a variant of "Bagua, Anantapur", which is a village in Hatia Union, Ulipur Upazila, Kurigram District, Rangpur Division, Bangladesh, very close to the coordinates in the article. Anantapur appears on the upazila maps, and appears on Google maps as Onantapur.
Bagua, Anantapur is quite small, so I'm not sure that it is the same as the early Indian post office using killer cancel 158. There are at least five other Baguas in what is now Bangladesh, some of which seem more likely candidates for a match. Our local philatelic library has a copy of Jal Cooper's Early Indian Cancellations, so I'll check that as soon as I get a chance. Worldbruce (talk) 18:16, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
Good progress! Jal Cooper's Early Indian Cancellations may not have what you are looking for. The latest word on this is Denis R. Martin, Numbers in Early Indian Cancellations, 1855-1884. I would look it up, but my copy is in storage. I hope your library has it. Remember, it must be specifically the B/158 in the Bengal Octagon, or "Bengal spiderweb": that is Renouf's Type [7], which would also be Cooper's Type 7. Renouf, the pioneer, listed this as Bugwah.Fconaway (talk) 02:06, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for emailing me the journal article on Ukraine[edit]

Much appreciated. Kingsindian  11:03, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

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Can you please look at an unnecessary edit war, I've posted on Talk:Bangladesh#Lead. I changed the lede because it had instances of poorly referenced content. For example, the Xinhua News Agency and the Hare Krishna Movement do not seem to be very reliable for the Bangladesh lede.--Akbar the Great (talk) 21:11, 24 November 2015 (UTC)