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If you have come here to complain that I have reverted your unexplained, and/or unsourced change, and are planning to redo it, please consider Sourcing it and providing an Edit summary to tell everyone why you have made the change.

If you either cannot or do not want to do this it might be worth your while wondering why you are making the edit at all.

  • Random number changes.

In addition to the incidence of people randomely changing numbers to see if anyone notices or because they think it's big or clever, a chain of IP editors is making random nuisance changes to F1 articles. If I have reverted one of your edits which appears to be one of them, your best course is to add an explanation, consisting of a reference or at least an Edit summary, when you redo it.

  • Short shelf life, vagueness and NPOV issues

A typical phrase here is "probably best known as" and although this is only an example I will explain why it does not belong in the encyclopedia. The "probably" is the vague part: words like "hopefully" and "prospectively" are the same. The "shelf life" part is the "best known as". Not only does this depend on where you are in the world and which generation you belong to but if the subject does something more notable it may not stay that way for long. "best known as" should be replaced by something more verifiable like "appeared in". NPOV comes in where phrases like "starred in" or "dominated" are used. We know they were there: whether they "starred" or "dominated" is often opinion and in any case this kind of puffery is not the job of an encyclopedia.

Article name Edit

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Anthony BluntEdit

I would have thought that the recent allegations against him had some notability? A sub-section perhaps? (talk)

Mirage III Cost and Produce.Edit

Hey,Can You put the Mirage III cost and Aircraft Produce sorces.I Should tell you that You and I don't Trust Nigel ash.Ok And My last Wish is Do it again And I don't know how to use the Sorces.Thanks.Load Vordemout (talk) 12:43, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

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longitudinal versus longditudinalEdit

Would you please explain why you did this revert? I'm pretty sure that longitudinal is correct.
Yours --Baumfreund-FFM (talk) 20:37, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Request for input on Adolf HitlerEdit

Hi, I notice that you have been involved with the Hitler article. I proposed an edit showing how Hitler was influenced by Mussolini but need to get a consensus pro or con. Please take a look. Historicat (talk) 20:07, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Rhodes - In case you weren't awareEdit

FYI, the Cecil Rhodes article is constantly being vandalised. Thanks for your effort, and the wasted time you've expended. I've discovered that it is often necessary to look at the last half-dozen edits - it is not unusual for all of them to be vandalism. e.g. In the current situation, the last good version was 9 December 2014. Best wishes, Pdfpdf (talk) 13:51, 15 January 2015 (UTC)


Thank you for this revert.

I am really not sure what happened. I had that text in my clipboard so I could quickly find where I wanted to put my response. I am not sure how it got pasted into two spots. Chillum 19:31, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Ruhollah KhomeiniEdit

Your excuse for reverting Khomeini's religious identification is redundant and doesn't even stand against innumerable articles of other figures who have their specific religion mentioned - whether that be catholic, baptist, Theravada Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, orthodox Judaism, reform Judaism etc. You must have much stronger reasoning for removing well cited info that has the precedent of specifics from plentiful other articles. If you can't provide better reasoning and keep reverting, i will report your suspect behaviour. (talk) 14:21, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

What's up?Edit

Hi Britmax. Are you OK? I looked at your contributions and you seem to be erasing yourself off the project; surely the Bournemouth hoo-hah isn't that bad? PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 09:36, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

No, not just that, or even that to any degree. I had a desire to return to the "real world" but now feel I would be better off just cutting down my time here. Thanks for your concern but I'll be back, with a smaller commitment. Britmax (talk) 09:55, 27 January 2015 (UTC)


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"Details" definitionEdit

You have reverted my edits because of

1- Too much details for the kead

2- Poor English

First: Khomeini's hypocrisy is not "detail" this is the key to all contemporary history of Iran and the main criticism of his political life. It is backed by very reliable sources and almost undisputed.

Second: Feel free to enhance composition and strength of my writings (or leave this job to other editors) but do not justify your ruining everything by such an excuse. WP is an international collaboration project. Khomeini's article officially has asked for expert advise from Iran. Here You are! I am an Iranians expert and English is not my native language. Then what? Is it a good practice to shut my mouth? What about the invitation? — Preceding unsigned comment added by IRVoice (talkcontribs) 22:44, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Valentine Greets!!!Edit

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Happy editing,
--L235 (talk) As a courtesy, please ping me when replying. 01:14, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

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Kirkwall ba gameEdit

If you like I could delete the entire page as it is widely known how flawed it is. Then write the absolute truth about the lies behind the "ball" The sources behind the books and information regarding this sham are written by the liars covering it up. I have taken action at great expense, to expose it. Publicy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Talkingtrue123 (talkcontribs) 13:47, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

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Paul Tibbets lead paragraphEdit

I made the same reversion (twice) you did, to removed the origin of the aircraft's name from the lead paragraph in Tibbets' article. I don't want to run afoul of wp:err, so I took it to the talk page.--rogerd (talk) 18:26, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl HaigEdit

Hi - I notice you have reverted my expansion of this article. If you look back I actually undertook a huge amount of work on the article to bring it up to B-Class in the first place. It seems to me that the location where Haig was at the moment the War broke out is relevant to the article. Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 16:41, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi - I am still waiting for you to restore my last edit. Before I make further improvements to this article I want to be sure you are not going to revert them. Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 18:54, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
Hi - I note your interesting response "Why would I do that?" and that you "can't say whether you will revert my future edits in the same way". OK you win...I have written around 2,000 articles now for wikipedia and I have come across a great many editors who are completely committed to the wikipedia project. But never before have I come across anyone who's sole purpose is to revert new material. You may consider my work "excessive detail" but the general principle on wikipedia is that properly sourced material wins. And, in my view, getting the details right is important. I will not seek to advance this article further, notwithstanding all the work I and many others have already put into it, and let's just hope our paths do not cross again. Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 23:02, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Template talk:Borders RailwayEdit

I defer to you on this one. Useddenim (talk) 10:34, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

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RMS Lusitania changesEdit

There are citations in that section. Do you feel they do not cover the added text? - Denimadept (talk) 22:05, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Internet or internet?Edit

The Internet as we know it is a global communications network. The term is a proper noun that is ALWAYS capitalized. Local internet networks are NOT capitalized. When "internet" is used as a word for any purpose other than the global network, the word is NOT capitalized.

"Prohibition" is another example of misspelled capitalization. Prohibition in the United States from 1920 to 1933 is a proper noun that is always capitalized. Any other use of the word "prohibition" is not capitalized.

I hope that this clarifies your confusion.

Anthony22 (talk) 17:29, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Equating Waterloo to Reading Line to 'Windsor Lines' (plural)Edit

Dear Britmax. It may well be that various people use anachronistic misnomers but it is not good form. That is why you will find Harrow, London, not Middlesex and Staines-upon-Thames articles in this encyclopedia. Equally we do not summarise in the manner of a mid-19th century railway entrepeneur the content of the much-more populated area served by the Waterloo to Reading Line and lesser linked lines under the hitherto convenient shorthand (still adopted by some fossils running the SWT website): 'Windsor Lines'. They group them for ease of those passing through Barnes etc under this unfortunate, totally half-baked previous name. One notes to one's horror Windsor has a rival line these days and furthermore one cannot term railways as one used to. I know the subject is vexed but in no way does helping people understand the current economic purpose of various railways by terms which are currently more valid and would be used by the majority of passengers along the route if forced to describe it based on service descriptions etc, lessen the sterling history sections of railway articles. To emphasise previous names in the WP:LEAD section, particularly in flattering quotation marks is rather passé, don't you, on considered reflection, think? Further, as the Reading line is national (sometimes I believe even direct through link to the rest of the network) do you not think stopping tens of miles short of the natural destination of the railway in the WSW direction from the capital is riding on the Royal brand mark just a tad...- Adam37 Talk 10:06, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

Without bothering to parse all of the pretentious Baroque prose, I would like to note that ‘archaic’ company names are used in historic articles. Useddenim (talk) 16:59, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
We don't call them that because we invented the name. We call them that because that is what the railway calls them, and so that is what we call them. Simples. Britmax (talk) 18:30, 22 May 2016 (UTC)


I was keeping the infobox more aligned with Template:Infobox officeholder, like with other articles. --Steverci (talk) 19:08, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Margaret Thatcher - 'Prayer of St Francis'Edit

Hello. You rved my edit to Margaret Thatcher with the comment 'Interesting, but why remove the link to the prayer on the strength if it?'. I did not remove any link or wikilink. If you look at my two combined edits, it should be clearer: [1]. Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace is a redirect to Prayer of Saint Francis, and since my point was trying to correct the wrong impression of authorship by St Francis, I didn't want to give it that title. How about we avoid the redirect with the following?

 Arriving at 10 Downing Street, she said, paraphrasing the prayer ''[[Prayer of Saint Francis|Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace]]'' and wrongly attributing it to [[Francis of Assisi]]:<ref>{{cite news|last=Howse|first=Christopher|title=The real prayer of Francis of Assisi|date=12 Apr 2013|url=|access-date=7 August 2016|newspaper=Daily Telegraph}}</ref>

--Cedderstk 09:20, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Southampton Airport Parkway railway stationEdit

You have reverted my edit on this railway station. There was a small halt Atlantic Park Hostel Halt on the site but it closed long ago. A completely new enlarged station Southampton Airport was opened by BR in 1966 on the same site. Accordingly it is a new station opened by BR.Steamybrian2 (talk) 15:24, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Refusal to accept changesEdit


I see you refused to accept my changes to Downside School Page, It was removed because it is no longer relevant to the school.

Can you please remove these sections as they offer no value for anyone looking at Downside School. They want to know about the school, where it if and what it offers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by KathRM (talkcontribs) 15:54, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Wouldn't they (Boney M) still be categorized as hoaxes?Edit

I did read what you said about the people already knowing about the Boney M. scandal, I know I probably didn't read the article (which I apologize), but since everybody knew that Boney M. was a fraud wouldn't we keep the categories or is there something that contradicts that? Also I'm also wondering if you're an admin or a moderator (I know this sounds weird, but I'm just wondering). -- (talk) 20:44, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thanks for telling me! I really appreciate it. -- (talk) 12:52, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

August 2016Edit

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Thatcher's ministriesEdit

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Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Biography rollbackEdit

Hi. I interpreted your rollback of FoCuSandLeArN as a good faith unnoticed mis-click and reverted it. Murph9000 (talk) 13:54, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Camden Town tube stationEdit

Talk:Benny HillEdit

You think people repeatedly making offensive suggestions of 'allegations' of sexual perversion against a subject is constructive use of an article's talk page? --Michig (talk) 12:06, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Re: Central line patternsEdit

Re: "how do you know no trains run that way off peak, for example?"

I checked the Working Time Table, 11am-1pm. [2]

Anothersignalman (talk) 15:08, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

"Props for achieving it"Edit

To clarify, I support Luton, not Wimbledon. Cheers —  Cliftonian (talk)  17:01, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Appology at talk-page of WW2Edit

I totally missed the quotation, and thought that you ment it. I'm truelly sorry, and have appologised at the talk-page aswell. So unless you want to comment my stupid text, You don't have to spend time commentating my misstake. I'm awfully sorry, that I missed the quote-signs. Boeing720 (talk) 01:28, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

No thanksEdit

In stead of support and discussion on the page of HM, thank you for the offensive revert! --Carolus (talk) 14:23, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

London MaryleboneEdit

heya, from what I can remember the model of the station is only about 1 meter long and is mainly used just to store short rakes of coaches but is meant to represent the station, I didn't relies it wasn't in the reference as I was going off my own experience of going to the club. Teabagishere (talk) 11:37, 1 November 2016 (UTC) BTW they deleted the post i made earlier aswell 17:20, 1 November 2016 (UTC)Teabagishere (talk)


The troll is right, we are supposed to revert him on sight. Sorry for deleting your posts. --Viennese Waltz 11:37, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

John F. KennedyEdit

So, let me get this straight, you think that Kennedy is more commonly referred to as Jack Kennedy than as John F. Kennedy or as JFK? Really? Good God, I give up! Wikipedia really isn't worth bothering with any more. -- Necrothesp (talk) 15:40, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

November 2016Edit

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Charlton Athletic F.C.Edit

Hello Britmax, could you take a second and fix your tweaks to Charlton Athletic's article. ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 00:05, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

My bad.Edit

Sorry about that - it just gets under my skin that I'd only just added the {{cn}} tag and was still looking up the claim on Google. Seems fake though after all - MIRA appears to be an amateur racing association, and nobody (even Google) has heard of Mike Wilson. Chaheel Riens (talk) 10:13, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

? GA nom for West Somerset Mineral RailwayEdit

I have been discussing with User:DavidAHull nominationg West Somerset Mineral Railway for GA. As you have done significant work on the article I wondered if you had any thought about anything else which is needed to meet the good article criteria or anything else you think needs doing before a nomination?— Rod talk 19:03, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Strange edits on Talk:Julian AssangeEdit

On the talk page of Julian Assange (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views), an IP is removing content which you seemed to have added here. Also, the same IP had previously added to a section signed by you here. Any idea what is going on? I reverted the first (latest change), but the first change has a number of edits in between. Please wp:ping? Thanks Jim1138 (talk) 09:34, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Erwin RommelEdit

Britmax I noticed you deprecated the edit. His reasoning is correct, Hitler didn't force Rommel to shoot himself, rather, he gave him an ultimatumL3X1 My Complaint Desk 17:36, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Great Whipsnade Railway: ConquerorEdit

Britmax I see you have reverted an edit I made to the above article. The information shown is incorrect. There is no reference to say that the locomotive is owned by the PRNGRT. PRNGRT do not own any locomotives this is a common misconception. I work for them as an employee of Vale of Rheidol Railway which DOES own the locomotive concerned - as part of our museum collection. I am working on a page for the Vale of Rheidol website to ensure this information. Can you please restore my edit?  Willsmith3  (Talk) 12:40, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

James Hunt SourceEdit

Just to let you know, the source for what you reverted on the James Hunt page was already there. Its the YouTube video.

Telling people things like that is what Edit summaries are for. Britmax (talk) 15:23, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

Use of my nameEdit

I would appreciate it if you would not use my name as everything on this website is open to the public, thanks. Speedy Question Mark (talk) 20:26, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Malaysia AirlinesEdit

Taiwanese are people who have ancestry in Taiwan. Many people in Taiwan are not Taiwanese. Most are Chinese.

Taiwan does not claim to be an independent country but the Republic of China or Republic of China on Taiwan. The People's Republic of China does not claim that Taiwan is independent. In fact, they claim they will invade the island if independence is ever declared.

The MH370 article talk page archive 2 does discuss the China issue a little and is not in disagreement with the above.

A compromise might be to put flags. But do not say "Taiwanese". Very complex issue. Vanguard10 (talk) 23:50, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Your reversion of "suddenly" on "The Day of the Jackal" filmEdit

Hello Britmax. I am new at Wiki editing discussion customs. I trust here is the right place, etc. I do it in the spirit of friendly common-interest pursuit. Having watched the film twice last night, things are quite fresh in mind regarding it. Anyway, I disagree with the reversion. The Jackal is both portrayed and explicitly described throughout as exceptionally skilled and deadly, etc. The (tacit) idea that he would simply just 'miss' at the climax of the whole plot is misleading to readers who have not seen the film, and is inconsistent with the whole portrayal of the character. Also, the actual visuals of DeGaulle's movement in the shot is portrayed as rather sudden and an unpredictable startlement. The word "suddenly" indicates the fluke nature of the miss. This is not an unimportant point. I therefore believe it is 'needed', ie comprises a substantive improvement. So I will put it back in. I am quite open to and welcome (and would enjoy) further discussion and conversation on this small matter, or on the movie generally. We have a common interest here. Conversation on such can be a civilized and enjoyable and humanizing thing, and need not be a childish petty war, as I've unfortunately discovered it disappointingly so often is on Wiki.

 Cheerio, und Wiederhoren?   :-)   Tommster1 (talk) 18:21, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Please don't bite the newbiesEdit

Not sure you realized it, but this was kinda WP:BITE-y. The Help Desk (and Teahouse) is specifically intended for cases of "I don't know where to ask"; your answer was short and on-point with the wikilinks, but what works with regulars may not work with newbies (who may not even know what a talk page is). TigraanClick here to contact me 15:13, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

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The word criteriaEdit

Following user NaturalEquality you wrote criteria in I've just asked NaturalEquality if criteria or criterion should be used there. Mcljlm (talk) 16:44, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Assumptions of bad faithEdit

This commentary on reverting my revert is downright rude. Firstly, do not make assumptions about what other editors know or do not know. Secondly, pay particular attention to the "Discourse" section which discusses 'genocidal rape'. This means that the cat is not redundant. Make an effort to see what fields any given editor (i.e., myself) actually edit extensively (i.e., genocide broadly construed) before leaving very public brusque edit summaries. For someone who is experienced in one area of Wikipedia, you don't seem to have fully fathomed how these are used. If you intend to extend your editing range to controversial topics, you need to learn how to play nicely (unlike this. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 20:58, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

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If you're a football follower, you're clearly missing out on the fact that supercup wins in spain are registered as part of the new season (the 2005 supercup win is registered under the 2005/06 season). Check it out if you don't believe me. Paulinho28 (talk) 09:26, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

The Spurs vs SpursEdit

Hi Britmax. I saw you reverted me regarding my rollback on Luka Modrić. The reason I reverted the IP's edit was because grammatically the should be in place before the proper noun. d.g. L3X1 (distænt write) )evidence( 01:15, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Size of Lenin PictureEdit


I saw that you reverted my edit to the size of the infobox image for the Vladimir Lenin talk page. Would you mind taking a moment to explain the reasons for your change in more detail?

Emiya1980 (talk) 02:55, 16 June 2017 (UTC)Emiya1980 —Preceding undated comment added 02:51, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Heather MillsEdit

I noticed you reversed some edits made recently on the Heather Mills page. The reason for contacting you is not to question them but to ask your view of the neutrality of the person who made those edits. I raised this point a while back on the talk pages (now archived) but there was no response. The poster in question is Mlot123 [[3]]. My concern is that the only edits this poster has made have been on the Heather Mills page and the edits amount to significant attempts to rewrite the character and reset the tone of the article. This is not the first time this has happened on the Heather Mills page, there was a similar pattern of edits several years ago, coincidentally at the same time that Heather Mills was complaining publicly about her Wikipedia page. Personally, I have no issue with whatever content is on the page, but I do have a problem with what I perceive to be self-interest at work. As I say, I'd be interested in your views. Thanks, David T Tokyo (talk) 06:13, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Template:Croxley Rail Link RDTEdit

Not sure why you reverted Template:Croxley Rail Link RDT as I corrected it to show the correct station icons, as per Template:Railway_line_legend  BRIANTIST  (talk) 15:25, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Goal averageEdit

No, goal difference is goals scored minus goals conceded; goal average is when you divide the two. Read the goal difference article to see what I'm talking about. – PeeJay 14:55, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Template Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway RDTEdit

Can you explain why some of the stations on this RDT that are shown with full details of both opening and closing dates in the main body article are shown on this RDT and others in the same article are not?

Xenophon Philosopher (talk) 19:03, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Not specifically, but in my experience it is usually an inconsistency which comes with the territory when you have random volunteers doing the job. Britmax (talk) 19:07, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Besides those two aforementioned stations, there also is Llanvair station shown in the list of article stations which has the same opening date as the stations near to it, but was a short-lived station evidentially. That means there are now three stations that will not be allowed on the RDT, but seem to be allowed to be entered in the list of stations in the actual article. Logic says to me that if these stations are not to be allowed on the RDT, they should not be allowed on the list of stations in the article. These three stations are either valid or they are not.

Xenophon Philosopher (talk) 22:34, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks to useddenim for ensuring that all the stations on the article have now been shown as entered on the RDT since I notified you above

Xenophon Philosopher (talk) 12:48, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Pascal Wehrlein 'races' definitionEdit

On the career summary you correctly noted the total number of races for 2017 was not 8. I am not sure (not just Wehrlein, but all racers with this table) this number is entries or races participated. ie entires would be 7 and races would be 6. I am stating this because this is the first time I have seen this type of situation and could not find a rule on how to judge what the correct way to report this would be.

Swagger9000 (talk) 16:54, 29 June 2017 (UTC)


While you're at it, why don't you delete these achievements for Ronaldo too? They have the same sources.Paulinho28 (talk) 17:18, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Care to expand on my supposed 'hagiography'?Edit

If you have a problem, I suggest you revise any supposed hagiographic edits I've made or create a new section on the talk page. And what on earth do you mean 'hasn't been for years' -- have you suddenly decided that amateur racing no longer exists? Formulaonewiki (talk) 23:19, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Nothing? Thought as much. Formulaonewiki (talk) 12:52, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Nico HülkenbergEdit

Please clarify how this violates the privacy of non notable people and the same information at Sebastian Vettel, Felipe Massa or any other athlete's page does not do that? – Sabbatino (talk) 12:32, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

Passing relationships should not be there either, and we may need to have a discussion about when such a relationship becomes notable enough to appear here. Otherwise we end up stalking the first dates of anyone remotely famous. Britmax (talk) 12:56, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
Well thanks for explanation. And that is indeed a problem as many articles include such information. – Sabbatino (talk) 15:22, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

From passive to active in the 2010Edit

I change ", an idea supported by some US republican congressmen but the idea has not been acted upon." to . Some US Republican congressmen supported this idea but never acted upon it." I changed it from passive to active, capitalized Republican, & changed it so it does not end in a preposition. This is indeed better grammar. Please tell me how it changes the meaning of the sentence. Peaceray (talk) 23:31, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

I did clarify the sentence. The original statement was vague & maybe I didn't read it right initially, but the solution was more finely crafted editing rather than reverting to the previous grammatical mess.

Karl Pilkington and television field in infoboxEdit

The television field is supported according to template:infobox person. It says "television Television programmes presented by or closely associated with the subject." Perhaps it is not showing up on your browser, but it's fine on mine. The two programs listed are strongly associated with Pilkington. If the infobox were for comedian, it would be different as that does not have the television field, but he's using infobox person. AngusWOOF (barksniff) 16:04, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Reversion of my edit on Tunguska EventEdit

You just reverted some capitalisation changes I made to this article. Your rationale given is uninformative. I suggest you read the Manual of Style on Capitalization. Seligne (talk) 12:52, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Minor barnstar
Thank you for making the changes that you did. I joined the Wikipedia community sometime back and Wiki advised me to begin by editing pages, so that I got the basics. They sent me to the "Trolley Problem" page. I edited what I thought would turn out to be correct, but I understand that I need to get better at editing articles. Thank you once again. :) Gokul (talk) 15:12, 13 November 2017 (UTC)


  Thank you for fixing Manchester Metrolink. There were so many vandalism attacks, I wasn't able to mass-revert them! 14:04, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

What new information? If it's unsolved it can't be called a murder.Edit

That is one of the silliest statements that I've ever seen in my life. Are you trying to tell me that JonBenét died a natural death, committed suicide, or accidentally struck her head?

A great many murders remain unsolved crimes. Take a walk over to the article on Ken Rex McElroy and then tell me that it can't be called a murder. Anthony22 (talk) 17:01, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

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Why have you moved down my WP:RSN question?Edit

It was never at the top so didn’t receive any love from other editors. I didn’t move it there just to push it. You can check it in the log. Kigelim (talk) 17:51, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

White RussiaEdit

show me on the english-language map a country called white russia dude had bad grammar, but his changes were OBVIOUSLY correct --[dynamic public ip] 04:33, 22 March 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Don't feed the trollsEdit

Seriously, and with all due respect, this [4] is pointless. Trolls don't have a sense of humour. Cheers, Yintan  16:19, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

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RE:Changes, including Commencement Bay classEdit

Since I'm not good at listing them , maybe I will talk about that in talk section of Commencement Bay class. -- Comrade John (talk) 19:21, 13 April 2018 (UTC)


Hi. I removed this text, which you added to the RfC I started, as I assumed it was posted in error. ":Yoou are gaming the system by starting another section on the above subject because you don't think you will get your way. Stop it. Britmax (talk) 09:04, 15 June 2018 (UTC)" Was it addressed to me? Misunderstandings and metaqueries would best be addressed in some other place than the RfC itself. Assuming your comment was addressed to me, an RfC is not "gaming the system" but following proper procedure to solve a dispute. Please see if you can contribute constructively to it. --John (talk) 09:33, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Simon Nicol: Your reversion of my editEdit

Thanks for your message. I don't wish to do battle over this, but by way of explanation: originally I changed "GP" to "medical doctor" to make the sentence more understandable and reader-friendly. Some readers may not know what a GP is. In my humble opinion, we needn't require the reader to follow a link to decipher an acronym and then bounce back to the Nicol article to continue reading. I think we should try to make Wikipedia reader-friendly. Cordially yours, BuzzWeiser196 (talk) 10:46, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

1992 Australian Grand Prix PosterEdit

For your information; [5] - --Falcadore (talk) 00:49, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Past editsEdit

Could you please let the recent edits slide on the HRT Formula 1 Team talk page, as I just wanted to correct some edits that I originally made years ago when I wasn't serious about editing Wikipedia so I think changing them to my current user signature makes sense considering I was the one who made them in the first place, plus the comment that the other user made in one of his replies were unneeded and unprofessional in the context of the question that I asked back then. Speedy Question Mark (talk) 23:13, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Ignore this as I understand that I was in the wrong. Speedy Question Mark (talk) 22:37, 28 August 2018 (UTC)


You today deleted an article regarding the new train service to Swanage. The reason why I deleted the sentence because it was in the past tense referring to plans made several years ago to introduce a passenger service. A summer passenger train service has now been introduced which has been very widely publicized used by thousands of passengers including myself...! Therefore I cannot understand why you have refused my edit as you need a source for this information.Steamybrian2 (talk) 22:33, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

I did not "delete an article". Removing a section from an article as though the events in it did not happen and only describing the new status in an edit summary is not good enough. The change must be sourced in the article, and the previous status partly included as a previous status that was superseded by the current arrangements. Otherwise periods in the history of events are left out of the record. Because something is not the case now does not mean that it did not happen. Britmax (talk) 10:57, 10 November 2018 (UTC)


  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which Anonymous Hidden may have been involved. Tgeorgescu (talk) 16:57, 15 November 2018 (UTC)


I previously edited elvis Presley's page, that President Trump awarded him but it was deleted. Can you reverse that edit so it isn't deleted again. Everythingfixer101 (talk) 13:10, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

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Varsity Line RDT and Newton LongvilleEdit

I don't understand your reversion. My version displays without any break? What do you see? Whether or which, the Newton Longville halts should not be shown in the RDT as they were never there during the time covered by the article. Please explain. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 00:32, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

I see the used line stopping in the middle of nowhere for no apparent reason, in a general encyclopedia intended for non specialist railway enthusiasts who will have no idea where it goes after that. Britmax (talk) 00:42, 21 November 2018 (UTC).
It might have helped just a little to say that the active line changes to inactive without a transition marker. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 14:25, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
It might have, if that is what I had intended to say. Even a marker would leave the used section and the unused section meeting in the middle of nowhere for no apparent reason. Britmax (talk) 18:43, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

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Zodiac Seats U.S.Edit

I moved your post here to the requested move section. --Jax 0677 (talk) 03:15, 10 December 2018 (UTC)


You deleted so you bring a source that there are not 6 %. After that I will provide you only to show you are so wrong. Rocarus (talk) 13:38, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

The TheEdit

Hello Britmax, thank you for correcting my error in the Matt Johnson (singer) article. Admittedly, I do not keep up with names of post-punk bands. I changed the capitalization of "The The" to "the The" based on the spelling in the first sentence of the Matt Johnson article. So, if you are going to make "corrections", please do so throughout the article. Thanks. Woodlot (talk) 11:02, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Maigret (2016 TV series)Edit

That's what's posted in linked article Maigret (2016 TV series).

Undoing my addition without explanationEdit

Hi Britmax, Seems you forgot to explain why you have deleted my addition to MH370 page (in popular culture) on Wikipedia. I provided my explanation on why I have made the addition. I reiterate that the reference is important for many reasons, including public safety. Grateful if you could provide your explanation. Thank you Sincerely, Kenneth — Preceding unsigned comment added by KennethPark1 (talkcontribs) 00:30, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Kindly read my edit summary and yours. It's all there. Britmax (talk) 01:12, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Michael EavisEdit

Just here to discuss your removal of England from his place of birth. Usually the country of birth is included (including the country of birth within the UK). He is classified as English in the introduction so it simply makes sense to include it in the infobox. It doesn't make the section overly long or hard to read. I literally see no reason not to include it. It only adds to the article, it in no way subtracts or states anything false. Here are some of the many examples where it is the norm to include the country of birth in the infobox that corresponds to the persons nationality: William Blake, Francis Bacon, Charli XCX, Jacqui Abbott, Aled Jones, Katherine Jenkins, Calvin Harris. Helper201 (talk) 17:51, 8 March 2019 (UTC)


Agreed, not everything can go in the first sentence, but you haven't provided any reaons for keeping pseudoscience out of the first sentence in this particular case. Nor have you tried to respond to the arguments about why it should be there or why it is there in many other articles about pseudoscience.--Brett (talk) 14:01, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

Glastonbury FestivalEdit

Are you going to Glastonbury this year? In preparation for Glastonbury Festival next week a small project has been set up to try to get pictures for acts appearing who don't have photos (or pics are poor/out of date). A list has been started at Wikipedia:Glastonbury 2019. Are there acts on the line up which need pics but aren't included on the list? In addition there has been some discussion about which acts, who do not have articles, would be considered notable enough (in wp terms) to justify one and should be included on the list as red links. If you had any pointers or could contribute to the list that would be great.— Rod talk 19:41, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

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