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August 2015Edit

  Please do not add unsourced, unreferenced information to Wikipedia, as you did with the Carl Sagan article. Your edits have been reversed until you can supply reliable information. Thank you, David J Johnson (talk) 22:10, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

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October 2016Edit

Hi, thanks for your edit to Teacher in Space Project. I have reverted the edit because you didn't give any references for Barbara Morgan not being an "Educator Astronaut". NASA have referred to her as an Educator Astronaut (eg. in this press release), but that may not have been her official title, and I would really like to find out more! Thanks, Exotropic Snail (talk) 20:50, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

February 2017Edit

  Hello and welcome to Wikipedia. When you add content to talk pages and Wikipedia pages that have open discussion (but never when editing articles), such as at User talk:Buttheadbutthead, please be sure to sign your posts. There are two ways to do this. Either:

  1. Add four tildes ( ~~~~ ) at the end of your comment; or
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I'm sure you know this already, but just a friendly reminder! Cheers! TJH2018talk 03:24, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

I thought I signed it, but apparently I didn't. Thanks for the feedback! -A lad insane (Channel 2) 17:00, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Bill PaxtonEdit

Read below sources

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/26/entertainment/bill-paxton-dead/

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-39097834 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rapa123 (talkcontribs) 18:03, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

If you read carefully you can see all the news were published on 26th afternoon mate ;) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rapa123 (talkcontribs) 18:19, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

IMDB also tells the same http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000200/ I don't know let's wait and see. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rapa123 (talkcontribs) 18:31, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Princess LeiaEdit

Please see edit by TAnthony at Princess Leia to explain why I made my edit you reverted. Permission has been given by the Fisher family but there is no source to say any footage will be used Robynthehode (talk) 06:07, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Cleaning up Maryann Keller...Edit

Hello A lad insane: I imagine you saw my post in the "Tea House," and I just wanted to send you a note thanking you for your edits on [Keller]. Editors like you make Wikipedia the tremendous resource it is today! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jalicandri (talkcontribs) 18:07, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Your signatureEdit

Hi, regarding your signature as used in posts like this and this - it goes against WP:CUSTOMSIG in several respects. In decreasing order of seriousness, these are:

  1. some of the coloured text does not have good contrast (see WP:SIGAPP): assuming a white background,
    • colour #10aeeb yields a contrast ratio of only 2.54, well below the 4.5 required for WCAG 2 AA Compliance
    • colour #000000 yields a contrast ratio of 21, which is perfect contrast, well above the 7 required for WCAG 2 AAA Compliance
    • colour #ef0000 yields a contrast ratio of 4.5, which is exactly on the threshold required for WCAG 2 AA Compliance but below the 7 required for WCAG 2 AAA Compliance
    • colour #ff00f7 yields a contrast ratio of 3.18, below the 4.5 required for WCAG 2 AA Compliance
  2. it is far too long - excluding timestamp, it is 325 characters of code, see WP:SIGLEN
  3. it contains the {{#if:}} parser function contrary to WP:SIG#NT
  4. it uses a category, contrary to WP:SIG#NoCAT
  5. it uses <font>...</font> tags, which is against WP:SIG#Font tags.

Please try to address these problems, I can help if you like. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 15:45, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

The category never was in my signature. It added itself, apparently, but I am fixing it. -A lad insane (Channel 2) 16:07, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
I tried to fix it, code now reads -A lad insane (Channel 2) (I can't get it to display in code) but it won't let me enter it into the signature box, it says "invalid signature". Is there a reason for this? -A lad insane (Channel 2) 16:34, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
To display the code here, try dropping it between <source lang=moin></source> tags, as in
[[User:Redrose64|<span style="color:#a80000; background:#ffeeee; text-decoration:inherit">Red</span>rose64]] &#x1f339; ([[User talk:Redrose64|talk]])
don't ask what moin means, I don't remember myself. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 19:57, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
Okay, replacement signature reads
[[User:A lad insane|<span style="color:#10aeeb; background:#000000">-A la<span style="color:#ffffff">d <span style="color:#ef0000">insane]] {{small|[[User talk:A lad insane|(Channel 2)]]}}
but it won't let me enter it in the signature box. I suppose I could substitute it if I can't get it to work. -A lad insane (Channel 2) 23:22, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
Problems here include: three opening <span> tags with no balancing </span> to close them; it uses the {{small}} template, contrary to WP:SIG#NT. Haven't checked the contrast or length. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 09:36, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
The length is okay, it's 188 characters or similar, but how exactly does using the small font template go against signature rules? -A lad insane (Channel 2) 14:08, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
Signature now successfully changed. -A lad insane (Channel 2) 14:37, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
I wrote "contrary to WP:SIG#NT", and that says "Transclusions of templates and parser functions in signatures are forbidden". Anyway, if you still want small text, change <span style="color:#ff00f7; background:#000000">(Channel 2)</span> to <small style="color:#ff00f7; background:#000000">(Channel 2)</small> and that will lengthen it slightly, to 241 chars. As for the contrast, it's all now WCAG 2 AA Compliant or better. Thanks. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:07, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
Text size change completed. Thanks for informing me of the violations and helping to correct. -A lad insane (Channel 2) 23:11, 8 September 2017 (UTC)


A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thank you for your friendly messages on my talkpage. That really makes Wikipedia seem like a friendly place! SunChaser (talk) 05:09, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

Francis Drake postingEdit

Are you still looking into my request for posting on the Francis Drake and New Albion pages? I provided an independent source a few days ago on the COIN page and have not heard back.Ggitzen (talk) 22:20, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

I just wanted to thank you for your comment; you are correct, I think I saw "declined" as "decided". 331dot (talk) 18:08, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

Makes sense... sure, I guess :) -A lad insane (Channel 2) 03:39, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Richard F. Gordon Jr.Edit

 On 9 November 2017, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Richard F. Gordon Jr., which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Stephen 23:46, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

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Happy holidaysEdit

I'm having a merry Christmas and I hope you have a good day today and a happy new year. Thanks for working with me over the past year on the Top 25 Report. Keep up the good work.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  23:02, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

Top 50Edit

How can you get different numbers? I'm copy-pasting and adding the commas. Only not all 50 at once because I knew somebody could attempt editing. And Princess Margaret is only assigned to you because I removed your Mayweather write-up, don't know if you'll be interested. igordebraga 02:43, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

I knew you were American from other reports. Anyway, if you could help finish the tables that make the daily ranking (I had only split them by month, Stormy clouds did two of them), it would be great! igordebraga 04:27, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Ray ThomasEdit

 On 13 January 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Ray Thomas, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Alex Shih (talk) 19:54, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Signpost Barnstar
Thank you for the Signpost obit for Chester Bennington. Beautifully done. OwenBlacker (talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 19:23, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Editing News subscriptionEdit

Hi, re this edit - you were subscribed by this edit - MediaWiki message delivery (talk · contribs) follows redirects, and User talk:Paige O. Rogers is a redirect to here. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 12:20, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Okay, thanks. I've removed myself from the list, now maybe it'll stop cluttering my talk page. -A lad insane (Channel 2) 16:21, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you!Edit

  Thank you for pointing out the bias during the Sridevi RD/Blurb debate Manish2542 (talk) 21:26, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Alan JacksonEdit

The user keeps spreading his misinformation among various other articles. He used to claim that AJ only covered one or two rap songs, but more recently he keeps adding to the list of songs supposedly covered. His last sock also vandalized Devo articles. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 02:45, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Eunice GaysonEdit

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Spoilers in edit summariesEdit

Greetings, fellow WP:TOP25 occasional writer! I just noticed your essay on spoilers and I believe that with some polishing, it would be a worthy addition to WP:SPOIL. Have you considered launching a discussion to add it there? Happy to help if you think that's worth trying. — JFG talk 17:38, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

@JFG: Thanks! I've gone through it and fixed a few errors, I think I rewrote it halfway and forgot to fix it before. And no, I haven't considered trying to add it :) although I'd be happy if you want to help with that! -A lainsane (Channel 2) 02:02, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Deletion review for Chiyo MiyakoEdit

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The Signpost: 28 October 2018Edit

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The Signpost: 1 December 2018Edit

Top 25Edit

Finished the table for you, feel free to add the text (or even borrow from what I did in the previous one... after all, I'm guilty of doing the same the same last time you did the report). igordebraga 04:38, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Thanks. -A lad insane (Channel 2) 15:53, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Since my ping to you led to a claim, here's the list (a fairly boring one IMHO). igordebraga 13:09, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! -A lainsane (Channel 2) 15:48, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

As a music band guy, wonder if you'd be interested in The Greatest Showman in the Top 50 or if you'll just stick to the pending Avicii write-up and answering the roundtable below. In any case, do whatever you can, whenever you can. igordebraga 15:39, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 December 2018Edit

An entertaining user pageEdit

  Space Pioneer Pin
Please enjoy this well-deserved award for excellence in the field of aerospace.

I very much appreciated your sentiment re: new editors. I am a very old editor, but I had not done any work in 15 years, and my edit count was not high. I'm happy to report that people have been perfectly nice to me. I am trying to be nice to everyone else.

Anyway, we are now partners in the Spaceflight Project so I look forward to crossing paths.

Also, David Bowie is awesome. :)

--Neopeius (talk) 04:18, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks :) -A lainsane (Channel 2) 14:31, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

AEW logo.Edit

The AEW logo that you reverted today wasn't uploaded by me, I'm just saying this because I saw your edit summary and I didn't know if you mistook that IP user for me. I don't do IP edits these days. Speedy Question Mark (talk) 20:31, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

@Speedy Question Mark: Thanks for the clarification. I was fairly sure it wasn't you, but in the mess of edits the IP made I didn't have time to check exactly which edit put it in. -A lainsane (Channel 2) 23:39, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

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