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John Maynard Friedman

Joined 25 April 2005

Friedman ruleEdit

I am not responsible for the Friedman rule, it was the other bloke.

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DYK for Milton KeynesEdit

(copied from my talk page, before it disappears into the archives)

 On 12 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Milton Keynes, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that "one of the biggest concentrations of Bronze Age gold known from Britain" was found in archaeological investigations during the development of Milton Keynes? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Milton Keynes. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Milton Keynes), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

My useful linksEdit


Good example of setting-up and using inline harvnbEdit

In July 2015, Sir Peter Hendy was appointed Chairman of Network Rail "and asked by the Secretary of State to conduct a thorough review of the enhancement programme in England & Wales to see what can be delivered in an affordable and timely way within the funding period to 2019".[1] The report states "During CP5 development work will continue into the full re-opening of the route between Bicester and Bletchley [...] and delivery will be started as soon as possible".[2] However, in the table that lists in detail the revised work programme, the route is shown as one of the "Projects with significant delivery in CP5 and completion in CP6"[3] (CP5 is 2014–2019; CP6 is 2019–2024[4]).

(written by user:Redrose64 at East West Rail Link)

Harv in a bibliographyEdit

Statement1.[5] Statement1.[6]

  • Bendixson, Terence; Platt, John (1992). Milton Keynes: Image and reality. Cambridge: Granta Editions. ISBN 978-0906782729.

R templateEdit

template:r is a quick way to shorten named refs and include chapter/section/page numbers.

Bare URLsEdit


Got title, need ISBN, publisher etcEdit

Following a link from an isbn= took me to and I found that it is far better than Google (or Amazon) when doing the reverse – I have a title but I need its ISBN. It also gives publisher, location, date, translator – just what one needs to complete a template:cite book.

Wlinking to an older instance of a pageEdit

"[ ... ] You can also use the {{oldid}} template: my sandbox or go through a special page my sandbox." Gospel according to Redrose64 🌹

Antivandalism and other warningsEdit

Obscure MOS linksEdit

My test pageEdit

Things to follow upEdit


Getting metro area population from NomisEdit

  1. then section headed Local Area Report
  2. Name of urban area and then Search ... Example: Bristol
  3. Select the relevant built up area ... Example: Built-up area (villages, towns or cities), ...Bristol (in South West Region) (caution! not "Built-up area sub divisions (town or city sub divisions)").
  4. Get the GSS E number from the response ... Example: "This report covers the characteristics of people and households in Bristol Built-up area in South West (GSS code E34004965)".
  5. Plug into template:NOMIS2011 ... Example {{NOMIS2011|id=E34004965|title=Bristol BUA}} produces UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Bristol BUA (E34004965)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. which reports "There were 617,280 usual residents as at Census day 2011".
  6. Wrap in ref tags and attach to figure in table.