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Make wikilinks only where they are relevant and helpful in the context. Links can be distracting and may slow the reader down. Redundant links (like "the tallest people on Earth") clutter the page. High-value links will stand out more clearly in the absence of low-value links.



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Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
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)


Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
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)


Allaroundamazingbarnstar.png All Around Amazing Barnstar
For your hard work in improving and watching over the Ohm's law article SpinningSpark 00:59, 18 January 2009 (UTC)


Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
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)


Surreal Barnstar.png The Surreal Barnstar
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)


Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
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)


Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
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)


Resilient Barnstar Hires.png The Resilient Barnstar
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)


Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
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)


Editor of the week barnstar.svg Editor of the Week
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

Nominations for the upcoming project coordinator election are now open. A team of up to ten coordinators will be elected for the next year. The project coordinators are the designated points of contact for issues concerning the project, and are responsible for maintaining our internal structure and processes. They do not, however, have any authority over article content or editor conduct, or any other special powers. More information on being a coordinator is available here. If you are interested in running, please sign up here by 23:59 UTC on 14 September! Voting doesn't commence until 15 September. If you have any questions, you can contact any member of the coord team. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:37, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

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)

Please comment on Talk:Emerson, Lake & PalmerEdit

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Legobot (talk) 04:23, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Notice of noticeboard discussionEdit

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is "Dicklyon pushing for the mass-renaming of pages through a small-scale consensus". Thank you. 69.9.33.228 (talk) 02:26, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Milhist coordinator election voting has commencedEdit

G'day everyone, voting for the 2019 Wikiproject Military history coordinator tranche is now open. This is a simple approval vote; only "support" votes should be made. Project members should vote for any candidates they support by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September 2018. Thanks, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:37, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:StoyaEdit

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Stoya. Legobot (talk) 04:23, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

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