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Happy to see an edit made by you today. How are you doing...how are things? (I'm Bryce FYI) --Bmusician 04:23, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

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Please reply as quickly as possible - this is urgent →Bmusician 03:44, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

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Re: Never thought I'd see you hereEdit

Oh hey old friend. Early happy 5th Wikipedia anniversary :P Jackninja5 (talk) 08:24, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Then happy Thanksgiving :P Jackninja5 (talk) 01:53, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Someone456 Underage!Edit

Dear BUL9, I hope you are the one in PvZ wiki, because I'm going to feast your eyes with PvZ wiki's secret. Here is the first one: this is a photo of Someone456, mind you, he is seriously under-aged.   NapalmRosalina (talk) 14:06, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Someone456 againEdit

That image was post by him on his Facebook user page thing. He IS underaged. NapalmRosalina (talk) 23:28, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

One thing: I didn't want him blocked, just want to share stuff. Besides, how did you make your ~~~~ so fancy? NapalmRosalina (talk) 23:34, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

??Edit

What makes you think the picture is old? And who is Someone456's brother? How do you know he has a brother? NapalmRosalina (talk) 12:59, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

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A Message for Someone456Edit

Hey BUL9,
Would you mind bringing a message to Someone456 for me? Thank you so much if you can.
"Dear Mr. Someone456,
Hi, I would like to invite you to Ocean Park to take a Hallowe'en break. We are going to enter some "haunted house" and take photos with "ghosts". You don't need to worry about paying because my dad works there and he got free tickets. I also invited Cheetah-shooter. For date and time, we can discuss together if you can come. Also, we ARE going to participate in the "H15 haunted house" - the special haunted house for Ocean Park this year, only suitable for 16 or above. Hope you can join us! Contact me: 54027177. We will being looking forward to your reply. Yours Faithfully, NapalmRosalina" — Preceding unsigned comment added by NapalmRosalina (talkcontribs) 07:37, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

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MOS:JOBTITLESEdit

Re this, this is inconsistent with MOS:JOBTITLES unless short description is considered to be in title case. I think sentence case seems more appropriate for any description. ―Mandruss  19:51, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

@Mandruss: That makes sense. I took the short description as referring to the title, not the office. -BRAINULATOR9 (TALK) 20:08, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for understanding. This JOBTITLES thing is a never-ending battle, particularly when it comes to the word "P/president". Do you want to self-revert all of those changes, or shall I do it? ―Mandruss  20:34, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
@Mandruss: If you want to do it yourself, go ahead. I guess you could change the others for consistency, too. -BRAINULATOR9 (TALK) 21:42, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
Ok. ―Mandruss  21:43, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

hiEdit

i know u from Pvz and sponge bob — Preceding unsigned comment added by MrNiceGuy2009 (talkcontribs) 15:00, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

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Draft:2015 World Ladies Snooker ChampionshipEdit

Hi. You made some helpful formatting etc. edits to Draft:2015 World Ladies Snooker Championship - unfortunately I was making edits at the same time and, in the hope that I could redo the changes you had made, pasted my newer version over yours. Was it a tool you used that I can use myself? Thanks BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 23:56, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

@BennyOnTheLoose: - Honestly, I wasn't done with that edit and had saved it on accident! I was going to undo it, but at a later time. Let me know when I can look at the page again! -BRAINULATOR9 (TALK) 02:20, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
anytime is fine, I have a couple of citations to add but want to re-read it after a break so I’ll be more likely to spot my own errors. Thanks! BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 07:27, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

apostrophe markupEdit

Edits like this are incorrect. Please don't just remove the markup. Make sure that the parameter (and also the template name) are correct. The cs1 templates after your edit:

{{cite web |url= http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/chi-071009mccain-photogallery,0,6460882.photogallery |title=Image 17 of 49 Republican Presidential Candidate Senator John McCain |date=2000-02-23 |accessdate=2008-10-08 |publisher=[[Chicago Tribune]]}}
{{cite web | url=https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/02/03/us/politics/20080203_MCCAIN_TIMELINE.html | title=Milestones: John McCain | publisher=[[The New York Times]] | accessdate=2008-05-09}}

|publisher= in both should be changed to |newspaper= because Chicago Tribune and The New York Times are newspapers. These templates should not be {{cite web}} but should be {{cite news}} because the cited sources are newspapers.

{{cite news |url= http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/chi-071009mccain-photogallery,0,6460882.photogallery |title=Image 17 of 49 Republican Presidential Candidate Senator John McCain |date=2000-02-23 |accessdate=2008-10-08 |newspaper=[[Chicago Tribune]]}}
"Image 17 of 49 Republican Presidential Candidate Senator John McCain". Chicago Tribune. 2000-02-23. Retrieved 2008-10-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
{{cite news | url=https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/02/03/us/politics/20080203_MCCAIN_TIMELINE.html | title=Milestones: John McCain |newspaper=[[The New York Times]] | accessdate=2008-05-09}}
"Milestones: John McCain". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
I'm ignoring the fact that neither of these urls link to a copy of the image and one wonders if images sourced at Chicago Tribune and The New York Times are permissible because of copyright ...
Trappist the monk (talk) 15:22, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

@Trappist the monk: Understood, thank you! -BRAINULATOR9 (TALK) 15:30, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

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Hi, this edit wasn't a good idea. First off, {{cite book}} supports having |year= separate from |date=. Typically, they'd be used separately when the date needs to be formatted in a different way to how it's displayed in short footnotes. True, in this particular case, that wasn't needed (the citation had two parameters only because I had originally formatted it for use in an article that uses the harv style). However, in these circumstances, the more precise value should have been left, and that's "c. 1979". Keeping the value "1979" is wrong as it implies the year is exact, when that's not in fact the case. – Uanfala (talk) 15:46, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

@Uanfala: Ah. Sorry about that. I assumed the c. was for the approximate date, not the year. -BRAINULATOR9 (TALK) 16:26, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Good job.... Maccore Henni Mii! Pictochat Mii! 20:26, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
@Mac Henni: Oh, shiny! What's if for exactly, though? -BRAINULATOR9 (TALK) 20:52, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
I read the rest of your talk page entries and there were some places where there were situations that you perfectly assumed good faith in admitting that your actions were in error. I admit, my original idea of the Civility Barnstar would have matched better. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Should I retry? Maccore Henni Mii! Pictochat Mii! 23:46, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
@Mac Henni: No, no, you're fine. Thank you! -BRAINULATOR9 (TALK) 19:43, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
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Hello, Sorry I rolled you back. I thought you were a bot. My mistake. I was preparing the way for reverting vandalism by an IP. -- Alarics (talk) 15:51, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

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Could you please explain...Edit

Your edit summary? fixes is not a helpful edit summary.

You removed the wikilinks from author's names, but didn't explain why.

You changed the dates, in the references, from yyyy-mm-dd to long form dates. Style guides recommend using long form dates in the body of articles. Style guides recommend against using yyyy-mm-dd - except where brevity is an advantage (paraphrasing from memory). Style guides explicitly say the use of yyyy-mm-dd in tables, AND REFERENCES, is encouraged. You didn't explain why you felt it was necessary to ignore the style guide's advice. Geo Swan (talk) 19:15, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

@Geo Swan:
  • Author wikilinks are handled in separate parameters. The links are still there, just in |author-link= (or its aliases).
  • The template {{Use mdy dates}} (and {{Use dmy dates}}, for that matter) both force all dates to that format. You can change it back if you want using the |cs1-dates= parameter in those two templates. Personally speaking, though, moving everything to that format helps me use AutoWikiBrowser to determine compliance with said tags. Plus, I just find the long dates more readable.
-BRAINULATOR9 (TALK) 19:25, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Excuse me? Isn't the authorlink field only supposed to be used when someone thinks it is a good idea to put the author's name in surname, given name format, in the author field? Filling both an author and authorlink field, with the author's name, in given name surname order, is an unnecessary trigger for confusion, is redundant. I have never seen any other contributor write references this way, and I encourage you to stop doing so.

    As I noted elsewhere, there are strong reasons to hold back from introducing changes for purely esthetic reasons. Every time you make a change you introduce the possibility that you will introduce an error. Over and above the possibility of introducing errors, it is misleading. Unlike in the golden age of the wikipedia, almost none of the edits contributors make to articles today are to actual intellectual content. Too small a fraction of today's contributions are made to keep the wikipedia's content - what we tell our readers - accurate and up to date. When you make unnecessary changes you add to the burden of the small number of contributors who are working to keep the wikipedia up to date. When they return to an article they edited months or years ago, and perform a diff to see whether some new development has been included in the article's actual content, what they typically find is that enormous changes have been made to the article. What they typically find is that it takes them a long time to confirm that all, or almost all, of the edits since their last visit were to the article's meta-data, or were, frankly, trivial. Please don't add to this burden by making unnecessary changes for purely esthetic reasons.

  • If you use automated tools that are not full policy compliant, then the solution is to stop from blindly authorizing them to follow every change they suggest, and apply human judgement when applying them, over-riding them when necessary. You should not be unnecessarily rewriting yyyy-mm-dd format dates, when they are in references (or tables) as yyyy-mm-dd format dates are explicitly allowed within references. You have the option of complaining to the authors of these tools. Geo Swan (talk) 16:37, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

Robert JordanEdit

Hi, I repaired the archive-url on Robert Jordan that you flagged as failing verification. Just a tip on archive URLs, I've found that if I go back in the wayback machine to a date close to the original URL access date, I can usually find the correct content that an article used as a source. Thanks for flagging it, though, the archive-url that was in place before was no good! Schazjmd (talk) 17:14, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

@Schazjmd: Oh, okay, thanks and you're welcome! -BRAINULATOR9 (TALK) 18:29, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

if it is not broke, don't "fix" itEdit

There is a very well accepted maintenance principle, in engineering, and other technical disciplines... "if it is not broke, don't 'fix' it".

I think you lapsed from it, in this edit.

We have complicated guideline and manuals of style. Overlapping wikidocuments address date formats. On the strength of those wikidocuments some contributors routinely re-write dates. These wikidocuments do, generally, discourage the use of dates in the yyyy-mm-dd format, and there are contributors who routinely re-write those into monthname, dd, yyyy format, everywhere they find them. In doing so they overlook that the wikidocuments in question explicitly say yyyy-mm-dd format is acceptable in contexts where brevity is important, and explicitly names tables and the body of references as instances where yyyy-mm-dd format is acceptable.

So, I am puzzled as to why you rewrote dates, in references, into your preferred format, in this edit.

I am puzzled as to why you would unwrap the [[]] around wikilinks, in references, adding an authorlink field, instead.

Are you familiar with the well accepted maintenance principle of "if it is not broke, don't 'fix' it"?

Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 18:40, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

This is the second time you've gone to me about this. I explained my reasons above. -BRAINULATOR9 (TALK) 21:55, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

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Yum, a Hamburger!Edit

To anyone who can assist: Sorry to be a newbie. My question: On this page (ECAMI) there is a URL in the introduction that needs updating. However, there is no [edit] link from that section on this page (or any other page, it seems). So, how does an update get made? Thanks, Roger

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cfb linkEdit

Brainulator9, FYI, when a relevant article is created, a bot will sweep through within a few hours and make edits this one that you made: [1]. Thanks, Jweiss11 (talk) 01:35, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

I only realized that after the fact... oh, well. -BRAINULATOR9 (TALK) 01:37, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Johnny NashEdit

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Message from 2020-10-24Edit

since when has Patty SMYTHE been married to John McEnroe? Last I knew; it was Patty SMITH

I was not the person who put that there. -BRAINULATOR9 (TALK) 01:35, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

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Merger discussion for 100% renewable energyEdit

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