User talk:Jnestorius/2006

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Football chant & Cheering merge

Hi mate, I'd like to get something done on the Football chant article, it's been dragging on for a while now. I think the comments on the talk page show a consensus to keep the article, but it's obvious that those sections not related to football (soccer) don't belong there. Would you have any objections to me moving just those sections into the cheering article, but leaving the rest? I'm going to propose that on the talk page. Do you mind if I move the merge tag to reflect that proposal? - N (talk) 03:17, 7 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

be bold Joestynes 08:35, 9 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

1972 Five Nations Championship

Thanks for the correction to the two articles. As you seem to know rather more than I do about it, could you make similar corrections to the Ireland national rugby union team and Wales national rugby union team?GordyB 22:13, 9 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Actually I didn't know that much. England didn't play a friendly in 1972. Oh well. Corrected as requested. Joestynes 14:09, 10 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

UK Olympic team?

Have you seen this?

--Mais oui! 22:38, 21 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Star (football crest)

Pretty impressive work on the club list and some solid edits. Well done. Wiggy! 22:12, 14 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wiki-linking from quotes discussion

Hi there. I've added a comment to the discussion here about Wiki-linking from quotes. As someone who has posted to this discussion, I'd appreciate any comments you might have. Thanks. Carcharoth 19:05, 6 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have just read your comment at the deletion debate. I apologise if I annoyed you by leaving a message on your talk page. I thought it was OK to leave polite messages like this. The reason I do this is past experience I have had of posting comments and getting no response - it is difficult to tell if it is because no-one is watching, or if it is because people have read the comment but decided they had nothing to say, or it was not worth responding. I also tend to try and notify people if the discussion is very old and doesn't seem to have reached consensus. I will try to use my watchlist more and, will wait longer before doing this in the future. Apologies once again. Carcharoth 08:55, 7 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thanks for the arbor clarification... I obviously warn't aware of the distinction ;-) one deriving from Anglo-French and the other directly from Latin. So arbor "tool" is one of those Renaissance Latin loans. Best, JackLumber, 19:57, 7 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

YUG 1924?

Hey there. I searched through the edit history of List of IOC country codes and saw that you were the one who added the dates 1924 to 2000 for the historical code YUG.[1] I corrected this to 2002 as the country actually competed as Yugoslavia for the last time at the Salt Lake Winter Games (the name was only changed to Serbia and Montenegro the following year), but I can't find a source for the 1924 date. Another article, 1920 Summer Olympics, claims the previous Olympiad as the year of Yugoslavia's début. And, in any case, the country was only named Yugoslavia in 1929, being the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes before that, so I'm not sure YUG could be said to have been used before that date. I'm not even sure the IOC used country codes back then, as the article mentions nothing of the history of the codes and their use. Do you have any further information to contribute? Cheers.-- 16:11, 9 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Anglicanism and the Anglican Communion

Hello! I noticed that you have been a contributor to articles on Anglicanism and the Anglican Communion. You may be interested in checking out a new WikiProject - WikiProject Anglicanism. Please consider signing up and participating in this collaborative effort to improve and expand Anglican-related articles! Cheers! Fishhead64 22:43, 11 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Username change

As you requested, your username has now been changed from Joestynes to Jnestorius. If you haven't done it already, please remember to move your user page and your talk page using the "move" tab on the upper right-hand side of your screen. Redux 22:27, 29 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Flag of Ireland

Please discuss on the Talk page and get consensus before making BIG changes as you did. I reverted for the time being. Evertype 23:31, 31 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rugby league

"Start of sentence" is insufficient. This edit decapitalized one cell in a table where all others are capitalized. jnestorius(talk) 18:41, 4 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks, I'll watch that. -- I@n 23:49, 4 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Three points for a win

Hi, I saw you've extended the article Three points for a win with a section ==Other points systems== . Wouldn't it be interesting to create a now article Football point systems or something similar, giving an overview of different point systems, linking to normal 2-1-0 and 3-1-0, and the various other systems, giving a great overview of the various systems, and their importance of populairty. This would keep the Three points for a win-article for what is meant for an extended overview of the 3-points system ? Regards --LimoWreck 14:50, 12 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah, I was feeling a bit lazy. Thanks for the prod. Check out Group tournament ranking system. jnestorius(talk) 18:00, 12 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wow, great article ! ;-) --LimoWreck 22:04, 12 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

IPA template/class

Odd that the template worked and class didn't—I'll have a look at this. Michael Z. 2006-08-14 20:59 Z

I've looked through all of the style sheets which apply, and can't find a reason that class="IPA" doesn't work in the table: template:IPA merely adds the same class in a span. There must be an intermediate style which overrides the table format, but I haven't found it yet.
Go ahead and revert for now, but I'll still see if I can track down the problem.
Which web browser do you use? Do you use Wikipedia's default monobook skin? I see you don't use a custom Wikipedia style sheet; do you have a custom style sheet configured in your web browser? Thanks. Michael Z. 2006-08-15 14:38 Z

I just changed the table at Pronunciation respelling for English#Chart to class="IPA wikitable", from class="wikitable IPA". Of course this should not make any difference, but you never know. Please have a look and let me know if there's any improvement. Michael Z. 2006-08-16 03:40 Z

I use the Cologne Blue skin and no custom stylesheet. It works for me in Monobook, so I guess that tells us where the culprit is... jnestorius(talk) 19:58, 16 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I found the Cologne Blue skin's main style sheet.[2] It appears to have many font-family declarations, including a highly specific one which would override many declarations in user style sheets or templates, including the class="IPA" attribute on a table:
 #article, #article td, #article th, #article p {
  font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;
It doesn't seem to be necessary, since monobook specifies a global font at the top level with no problems—I think Cologne Blue might not be that well thought out, but I can't say for sure after just a quick glance.
You could override these in your user style sheet, but that doesn't help other users of the skin. This will take some more investigation. I'm going to be away from Wikipedia for a while: sorry I can't promise to look at this in the near future. You might consider browsing with Firefox, which doesn't have Internet Explorer's font deficiencies, rendering this whole issue moot. Michael Z. 2006-08-16 20:29 Z
Ah, I seem to remember it was common to specify fonts this way in the bad old days, when Netscape 4's extremely poor CSS inheritance required it. This style of coding is obsolete now, or ought to be specified in a browser-specific style sheet for compatibility. Michael Z. 2006-08-16 20:32 Z

All Ireland XI v Brazil

Well done on this page. Dodge 22:54, 14 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Westmister -> Westminster

Just to let you know I've finally fixed these categories for you. Sorry about the delay, the backlog on CFD is pretty huge at the moment :-( For future reference you could probably have got it done quicker by creating the correct categories yourself, and tagging the misspelled ones with {{Db-author}}, which is designed for dealing with just such mistakes. the wub "?!" 12:19, 19 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merging "Spelling alphabet"

  1. You're right. I mispelled it as "phoenetic"... just played some Age of Empires, had Phoenicians on the brain. lol
  2. Sorry about not putting up a matching {{mergefrom}} tag on the second page. Figured it was automatic.
  3. Didn't notice the redirect :(dumb me), but NATO phonetic alphabet was the article I had in mind, yes.
  4. I'll make sure to leave comments next time. My bad. :)

Sorry about the poor form and thanks for not flaming my talk page. I'm not going to re-add the merge request, but if you care to, I wouldn't mind.

An Post

While I see that you changed a category in this article, I don't see any point in removing the "See also" wikilinks that were there. This makes it more difficult to find associated articles and less productive for casual users who might not think to click on the category link (all the way at the bottom of the page) but would click on the "See also" wikilink if something interesting was listed. I know that as a new user I would not immediately go into categories. "See also" should be inclusive. I think this is a retrograde edit. Cheers ww2censor 03:48, 19 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discussion moved to Category talk:Football in Ireland#IFA and FAI international teams

Barnstar of Diligence

Barnstar of Diligence

  The Barnstar of Diligence
I noticed your annotation of the external link you added to the Republic of Ireland national football team article, and looking at your contributions, this is just one example of how much care and effort you put into Wikipedia. It is therefore an honour to recognise your work through the award of The Barnstar of Diligence. Robnpov 00:33, 1 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New Cork vote

There is a new move request and survey regarding Cork. This time it is proposed to move Cork to Cork (city) in order to move Cork (disambiguation) to Cork. You are being informed since you voted commented in the last Cork survey. See Talk:Cork. --Serge 07:42, 1 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, you can alter the content of the geohack page by editing User:Magnus Manske/GeoTemplate. I don't know much about cartography either, I just wrote a wrapper around User:Egils extension and put it on the toolserver when Egils server went bye-bye. It is currently being contemplated wether to integrate Egils extension into Wikipedia installations, abolishing the need for the toolserver. --Magnus Manske 17:55, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Irish History

You seem like you have a lot a knowledge with respect Irish history so maybe you would like to comment on the historic basis of this term here Wikipedia:Mediation Cabal/Cases/2006-12-02 IRA 'Volunteer' usage —The preceding unsigned comment was added by DownDaRoad (talkcontribs) 00:01, 8 December 2006 (UTC).Reply[reply]

I have reverted your edit...

To the article "Fatima" -- pardon me, but I think my version is much clearer in terms of choosing which disambig page the user wants to go to. If you want to change the wording, fine, but I would prefer that you did not revert to the old version which is unclear about the word "Marian" (which is, in itself, a totally different name and "Mary" cannot be turned into an adjective.) However, if you feel so strongly about it, then in the spirit of chanukah I will give you that edit. If you do revert it again, I am going to solicit another opinion. But I am generally averse to edit wars ... I don't care THAT much. - Abscissa 03:27, 16 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The references in "Marian apparition" do not use the term "Marian" -- I have never heard of any such word. They all talk about the virtion mary. - Abscissa 15:17, 16 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]