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I'm not sure why you haven't picked up a bevy of these already, but thanks for all your effort, particularly in tracking down good sources with diagrams, etc., on the photography- and color-related articles (not to mention fighting vandalism). Those areas of Wikipedia are much richer for your work. Cheers! —jacobolus (t) 02:05, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

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To Dicklyon on the occasion of your photograph of Ivan Sutherland and his birthday! What a great gift. -User:SusanLesch 04:40, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

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For your hard work in improving and watching over the Ohm's law article SpinningSpark 00:59, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

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For your improvements to the Centrifugal force articles. Your common sense approach of creating a summary-style article at the simplified title, explaining the broad concepts in a way that is accessible to the general reader and linking to the disambiguated articles, has provided Wikipedia's readership with a desperately needed place to explain in simple terms the basic concepts involved in understanding these related phenomena. Wilhelm_meis (talk) 14:29, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

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For your comment here which at once admits your own errors with humility yet focusses our attention upon the real villain Egg Centric (talk) 17:09, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

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For your great contribution to Wikipedia in adding pictures and illustrations to articles improving the reader's experience by adding a visual idea to the written information.--Xaleman87 (talk) 05:57, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

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I could not find a barnstar for standing up to an outrageously unjust block so you get a special one. Hang in there. В²C 23:25, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

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For your work in standardising article titles in line with the now consistent MOS:JR guidance, I present you this accolade. Your continued work in this regard, and in others, has been appreciated. It may have taken years, but much was accomplished. RGloucester 14:44, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

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For an eternity of super-gnoming at WP:Requested moves to rein in entire swathes of article-titling chaos and bring them into order. I'm sure it can seem thankless work at times, so thanks!  — SMcCandlish ¢ >ʌⱷ҅ʌ<  19:41, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

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Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week in recognition of your great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

User:Buster7 submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

It is said by many that A picture is worth a thousand words. Wikipedia articles are vastly improved and enhanced by the use of images. Dicklyon's user page displays just some of the over 500 images he has added to Wikipedia articles making the articles more enjoyable and interesting for our most important commodity, our reader. WP:Photography. He is a long-time veteran editor with over 137000 edits (58% in mainspace) who always uses the edit summary to clarify his edits and communicate his intentions to following editors. He also participates in various timely and important WP:Manual of Style discussions to improve what and how we do things around here. A trusted, productive and helpful editor that deserves recognition as an Editor of the Week.

Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nominations openEdit

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Page MoverEdit

Hi. Noting that you are the top contributor of WP:RMT. have you considered asking for Page mover at WP:PERM ? I feel you can save us (yourself included) a lot of time if you do these obvious page moves yourself. Also ping User:Anthony_Appleyard for comments if any. --DBigXray 17:43, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

  • Oppose per many past ANIs Didn't we just agree a TBAN on this, only to have it reverted by a "clarification" moments later? I don't believe that Dicklyon has community consensus support for them to have such a right, certainly I oppose it. Andy Dingley (talk) 18:40, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
I'm not interested in having more power than a random other editor, because if I used it then people like Andy might have a reason to get on my case. And no, there was never such a ban. And anyway, most of those contributions were from a few years ago when we were implementing MOS:JR, I think, which is also when Mandruss did so many. That is, I made fewer than 1% of the last 15,000 edits there, but a lot in 2016/2017. Dicklyon (talk) 19:30, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
Andy Dingley, I am not aware of these cases. My comment was based on my personal interactions with Dicklyon (which were very good) while handling his move requests and the tool statistics.
Dicklyon, if you feel that way, then it is alright. I just wanted to make sure that this possibility has been pondered upon. Cheers and keep up your good work. --DBigXray 05:54, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

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Mariner disambiguation pageEdit

Hi Dicklyon, In January 2017 you were wonderfully helpful in resolving the dispute over the page Ondine. I am involved in a similar dispute over the use of the page name Mariner. See the discussion I have initiated there if you are inclined to help. (I do not know how to turn this discussion into a formal conflict resolution).--Toploftical (talk) 16:47, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

I responded at Talk:Mariner. Dicklyon (talk) 18:10, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
Thx. It took me a while to figure out out to do the move request. I also moved (and expanded) all my remarks to the indicated discussion page Talk:Mariner (disambiguation)--Toploftical (talk) 19:56, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you so much for your support.--Toploftical (talk) 15:25, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
I am a bit surprised but with your support, we won the argument! See Mariner. Thanks so much. You said:
  • "Note: there are about a hundred uses of the Mariner redirect to Sailor, which I volunteer to fix."
Do you want to stick by that statement ;-) ? I will be glad to help or do it myself if you are too busy.--Toploftical (talk) 16:31, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
Feel free to start. I can work on it later today, too. Dicklyon (talk) 16:47, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
I've done a few dozen. More later. Dicklyon (talk) 22:08, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
All done. Dicklyon (talk) 06:39, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
Good grief! I went to check this morning and you already did them all. Wow and thanks.--Toploftical (talk) 11:56, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

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McNeely–Strachan HouseEdit

Where is your evidence that the people who lived in the house were named McNeely and Strachan? If you can point me to something online, I can improve the article faster. Or if you don't have it online, you're welcome to do it.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 14:23, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

  • Per this 1919 book, p. 24, Mrs. J. D. NcNeely was Hall's daughter. A Mrs. Strachan is mentioned on p. 25, and a Mayor (of Salisbury in 1919) W. B. Strachan on p.8 – not clear what the relationship is. And p. 27 mentions "our young mayor" so we can presume that Mr. Stracham was pretty young at the time (which is relevant as we'll see that he marries Mrs. McNeely's daughter, also named Henrietta).
  • This page says Mrs. McNeely was "Henrietta [Hall], who was the wife of Julius D. McNeely."
  • this Library of Congress page has "Mrs. W. B. Strachan" as a "related name" for a 1938 photo of the house. Probably the owner at the time.
  • The Wells ref, the NRHP inventory–nomination form, has, across pages 7 and 8, "Descendants of the Halls (among whom were the McNeelys and the Strachans from whom comes the present name of the house) have lived there for over a hundred years."
  • This forum page says Henrietta McNealy married Waverly Strachan (which other sources verify is the full name of the mayor). I don't know if this is the same Henrietta, or her daughter, but that can probably be estimated.
  • this Find-a-grave page shows that Henrietta McNeely Strachan was the daughter of Henrietta Hall McNeely. So, Mrs. McNeely's daughter married the young mayor.
Dicklyon (talk) 17:14, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
I see. I'm not sure what to do with all that, as we're not supposed to draw conclusions. The last one looks helpful.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 18:24, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
Take a look at the McNeely–Strachan House article now. I'll go back to Salisbury in a few weeks but unless I email the people there, I won't have anything new until then, because I'm coming up empty.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 19:14, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. A certain amount of "synth" in summarizing sources is hard to avoid. I added a forum item above that connects McNeely to Strachan. Dicklyon (talk) 19:17, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
I did see lots of references to the mayor. I'll check that out when I ask.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 20:16, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
I added another item indicating Henrietta the wife of Mayor Waverly Blackwood Strachan was daughter of Henrietta the daughter of Dr. Hall, above. And finally found a good book source and added info to the article. Dicklyon (talk) 21:37, 3 October 2019 (UTC)


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The DamnedEdit

Recently you did one of your usual useless tricks of moving the page by Tassedethe of Evil Spirits (The Damned album) to Evil Spirits (Damned album). Since when did the band change it's name to Damned? Broichmore (talk) 12:38, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

The band didn't change their name. WP:THEMUSIC. Dicklyon (talk) 20:21, 10 October 2019 (UTC)


Hi Dicklyon! "Fellow of the Royal Society", "Fellow of the British Academy" etc are awards rather than jobs so MOS:JOBTITLE doesn't apply. I've already reverted you moves of the British Academy related pages but I'd appreciate if you restored the others as I'm very busy in real life at the moment. Thanks, Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk 21:55, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

I believe those were all in accordance with the recently affirmed consensus to respect WP:JOBTITLES, but you are free to object. We'll discuss. Dicklyon (talk) 01:42, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
I also object. They are certainly not job titles as GOA already said, so I don't know why your repeating that link as if it means something useful in this case is helpful. —David Eppstein (talk) 05:40, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

So tell me: which of the words in Category:Honorary Dames Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire would you uncapitalize? "Order" because it's being used in the dictionary meaning? Would you write "united states of America" because "united" and "states" are English words with their dictionary meaning? Because List of Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery is exactly the same. It's an honor, given by the ACM to certain of their members, called by them "Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery". It is not a job title, so your invocation of MOS:JOBTITLES is incorrect. (There are "fellows" for whom it is a job title, mostly at English universities. This is not one of those cases.) —David Eppstein (talk) 05:39, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

I don't usually mess with Category names, but things like "Lists of XXXs" don't need caps. The relevant discussions were the various "List of Presidents..." RMs and then the Fellows at WT:MOSCAPS#Capitalization of "List of Fellows of..." etc..
And congrats on your election to ACM Fellow in 2011! Dicklyon (talk) 14:38, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks...I also have a more recent one, the lesser of the two AAAS's, but we don't have a list for them. —David Eppstein (talk) 18:20, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

@David Eppstein: In the last month or so, various discussions have gone in favor or lowercase fellows; most recently in Category:Lists of fellows of the Royal Society. I think the only holdouts are the two articles that you reverted my moves of. Are you OK with lowercase by now, or should we do an RM on those? Dicklyon (talk) 04:12, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Where was the discussion on Category:Lists of fellows of the Royal Society? I see nothing at Category talk:Lists of fellows of the Royal Society. And I still see nothing about this on talk pages related to the ones you want to move despite my calls for you to open such a discussion the last time this came around. I hope this is just an oversight rather than some idiosyncratic view that hiding from the editors involved on these lists is the best way to get a disinterested opinion. —David Eppstein (talk) 05:35, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
See Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2019_November_8#Category:Lists_of_Fellows_of_the_Royal_Society. No intention to hide; I can open a discussion on those 2 outlier pages if you think it's warranted. Dicklyon (talk) 05:39, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
I'm not finding the discussion suggestion you mention. Perhaps it was just implicit in your objection; that's why I'm asking if you still object. Dicklyon (talk) 05:47, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
@David Eppstein: So can I go ahead and move those last two, or do you want to see an RM discussion on them? Dicklyon (talk) 05:00, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

Tagging of St. Nicholas CathedralEdit

I recently removed a speedy delete tag that you had placed on St. Nicholas Cathedral. I do not think that St. Nicholas Cathedral fits any of the speedy deletion criteria  because I do not find the omission of an apostrophe at all implausible. I request that you consider not re-tagging St. Nicholas Cathedral for speedy deletion without discussing the matter on the appropriate talk page. DES (talk)DESiegel Contribs 03:53, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

@DESiegel: The deletion request was for "St. Nicholas Cathedral ⋅" which has an odd center-dot character at the end, a very unlikely spelling, obviously a mistake of some sort. Dicklyon (talk) 04:14, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
Sorry I missed thst. I have self-reverted. DES (talk)DESiegel Contribs 05:15, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

Dash adviceEdit

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Total XposureEdit

That's right, I wanted a merge. I made a mistake requesting a move. Apologies about that. (talk) 17:23, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

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I don't think this comment is helpful. Please avoid that. (I am not watching this page, so please ping me if you want my attention.) Chris Troutman (talk) 16:30, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

@Chris troutman: My intent was to be helpful. Say why you think it was not. Dicklyon (talk) 17:46, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
Not only am I against inclusionism, I am also concerned that you told a new editor that this is just a game. I don't get awarded any points. There is no leaderboard. WP:V requires sourced content and my comments underline that. You do Wikipedia a disservice by gifting your cynicism to a new editor in that manner. Chris Troutman (talk) 18:17, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
OK, you're against inclusionism; that's your right. Looks to me like Eric Kvaalen has been editing Wikipedia for 15 years. Sometimes (rarely) he may get this kind of pushback. When he does, he has to work with it -- "play the game". If 3 refs are needed for a new article to satisfy an anti-inclusionist, find another ref. Not a big deal. Dicklyon (talk) 03:45, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

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Apologies about a disruptive edit I madeEdit

that's the IP I used when I was 7 years old. MDaxo (talk) 08:14, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

Apology accepted! Dicklyon (talk) 22:51, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
That edit was 12 years ago, long enough ago that we can laugh about it. and you have to admit, that edit is hilarious, i died laughing when i stumbled upon that old IP i used. What was going through my curious 8 year old head that I thought Template:Pooper might be a real template. i thought anything could be a template, even if it wasn't previously created XD MDaxo (talk) 04:29, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
Young brains do tend to over-generalize. Old brains, too. Dicklyon (talk) 05:34, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

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