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images of Chester

Thank you for quality article articles such as St Mary and St Cuthbert, Chester-le-Street and Blueberry Girl, adding good illustrations, also making diagrams, for welcoming users and warning, for improving images, - mathematician, you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:35, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

That RMEdit

FYI, the nom has proposed instead Sarah Brown (wife of Gordon Brown) In ictu oculi (talk) 18:08, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

User: Verdy pEdit

Hello John, For your information, I have started a discussion on the above user on the Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding their actions on the Rockall article and Talk:Rockall pages; with reference to this user's WP:CIVIL, WP:Assume good faith and WP:EDITWAR "contributions". In haste, David J Johnson (talk) 18:40, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

HK portalEdit

Hey, I wonder in which way you consider Hong Kong as a country? HK is currently a SAR of China, which is a country. I suppose we can only call Hong Kong a territory rather than a country.--INDICATOR2018 (talk) 05:45, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

It’s a special administrative region yes, so is not a sovereign state. But it is considered a country for many purposes. E.g. for international travel, for customs and immigration it is considered separate. It has it’s own Country code, its own country calling code, considered a separate country for country of origin rules, and so on. This means it is considered a country and a city, and it makes sense to include it in both categories in case someone is looking for it from there.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 14:06, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
Got it, thanks for your explanation. --INDICATOR2018 (talk) 10:03, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

Another Daily Mail RfCEdit

There is an RfC at Talk:Daily Mail#Request for comment: Other criticisms section. Your input would be most helpful. --Guy Macon (talk) 16:07, 1 March 2018 (UTC)


Sorry - I somehow reverted your reversion of the vandalism at 10,000 - not sure how/why but your reversion did not appear - apologies again - Arjayay (talk) 18:07, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

no worries. I’ve done that before myself. If you realise and self-revert then there is absolutely no problem. Just use good edit summaries to make it clear what happened, no need to message me.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 18:40, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Chinese NumeralsEdit

Well, I do not understand your point pertaining to me not being neutral. I understand wikipedia rules of neutrality. Please do your research. Also, you may ask an expert mathematics historian about the Arabic Numerals. Even wikipedia has mentioned the full description of the Arabic Numerals - which is Hindu - Arabic Numerals in full. If you have dispute then I will upload supporting link to justify my edit. Please respond within 24 hours. If not, I will go ahead and do my edit with required supporting links. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Karan Sharma82 (talkcontribs) 09:04, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Karan Sharma82, the article is at Arabic numerals as that is the common name for them. and as such it is the normal name to use for them in other articles too. If you disagree and think they should instead be called Hindu - Arabic Numerals then you should bring it up on that article’s talk page, Talk:Arabic numerals. But before you do so I recommend you read that article and its talk page, as you will see both address this issue.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 09:36, 13 March 2018 (UTC)


greetings... You and the other editor are merely asserting "not reliable" source, for that ref, but not offering just how. Also, that source was already discussed and agreed upon, with consensus, and established some time ago. It seems more that you just don't like the ref cuz it doesn't seem to meet up to something like "Britannica" or something...but Wikipedia does not stipulate that it necessarily has to be so well-known to be "reliable". is simply a teaching and student and academic website. And the statement is unsourced. So what's the big issue here? I always kneel to consensus (even if provably wrong), but let's not let "I don't like" be the real motivation to remove this thing. And forgetting that this is a WIKI...and no one editor "owns" any article...and respect other people's contributions. Regardless of personal tastes or likes. (And do me a favor. Refrain from putting "you will be blocked for edit-warring" tags on my page unless I violate 3RR or something. Which I haven't. And which I never do. Not cool. Don't do it again, unless and until I actually truly unambiguously "edit war". Thanks.) Regards. (talk) 17:10, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Answered at User talk:Wcherowi ‎. Meters (talk) 05:19, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Arabic NumeralsEdit

Removing baised and politically motivated information which is not present in the sources (the first two). Discuss at talk page if you have any issues.Lptx (talk) 22:33, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

Edit war and sock puppetryEdit

Your recent editing history at Arabic numerals shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war. To resolve the content dispute, please do not revert or change the edits of others when you are reverted. Instead of reverting, please use the talk page to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors. The best practice at this stage is to discuss, not edit-war. See BRD for how this is done. If discussions reach an impasse, you can then post a request for help at a relevant noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases, you may wish to request temporary page protection.

Being involved in an edit war can result in your being blocked from editing—especially if you violate the three-revert rule, which states that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Undoing another editor's work—whether in whole or in part, whether involving the same or different material each time—counts as a revert. Also keep in mind that while violating the three-revert rule often leads to a block, you can still be blocked for edit warring—even if you don't violate the three-revert rule—should your behavior indicate that you intend to continue reverting repeatedly. Lptx (talk) 22:49, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

Arabic numeralsEdit

Can you please have a word on the TP. I'm about too blow a gasket. Thanks. Kleuske (talk) 22:49, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

Kleuske, the POV edit-warrior is blocked for 31 hours. Hopefully that will deter them from further disruption in the article or on the talk page.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 08:10, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
I hope the 31 hrs are enlightening, but I don't think we've seen the last of it. Kleuske (talk) 11:32, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

Why the revert on Republican China?Edit

For clarifications sake. LampGenie01 (talk) 01:16, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Check the history of the page. It was a long standing redirect, converted to a disambiguation page. As a duplicate of an existing page it was not needed, but it should not be deleted but restored to its former state, as a redirect page. If anyone objects to it being a redirect then there are various things they can do, but it should not be speedily deleted.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 01:20, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Why the revert on wrong value of pi?Edit

As justification for your revert, you wrote: "Unsourced OR and unclear what it is saying."
I clearly specified the source (Washington Park MAX station (Portland, Oregon)) and said that there is the wrong value of pi engraved.
I'm confused as to what is unsourced "OR and" unclear here. Please explain.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Williampfeifer (talkcontribs) 06:16, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Williampfeifer, I would note that other editors have added and removed it since my removal. As other editors are involved in this the best place to discuss this is the talk page of the article, Talk:Pi.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 19:31, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Do not help close a valid discussionEdit

The closer closed my discussion based on his own POV. And you helped him do it and asserted that his behavior was valid. You did it based on your own POV, too. You need to understand that what you have done is unreasonable. --Matt Smith (talk) 13:03, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

I see you have raised it at the the closing admins talk page, as I suggested in my edit summary. If I have anything to add I will reply there rather than splitting the discussion.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 19:58, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
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