Proposed mergeEdit

Dear John, about your proposal to merge Collier Baronets and Sir George Collier, 1st Baronet. I appreciate your reasoning, but it's often the case that baronetcies and titles are notable and have their own articles, even when their only holder has an article. (examples we have include: Frederick Abel - Abel Baronets, Milne Barbour - Barbour Baronets, J. M. Barrie - Barrie Baronets, Henry Cautley, 1st Baron Cautley - Baron Cautley, Francis Channing, 1st Baron Channing of Wellingborough - Baron Channing of Wellingborough, Bertram Falle, 1st Baron Portsea - Baron Portsea, to name just a few). With this in mind, do you still want to push for the merger, or would you have any objection to removing the proposal? Benea (talk) 01:21, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

The Prairie du Chien School DistrictEdit

You may want to read the Political subdivisions of Wisconsin article. The Wisconsin school districts are separate from the municipalities in Wisconsin and therefore are notable.I also notice you suggested a merger of the Decorah Community School District with the Decorah, Iowa article. This would be the same thing in Iowa.I therefore would oppose the mergers of the articles.Thank you-RFD (talk) 18:03, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

I know what you mean, but the point is that the article is tiny and the information would be much better merged into the article on the area the schools serve. If you wanted to provide interesting information about the education provided by the school district, or perhaps a section on each of the schools, this would make such an independent article worthwhile. The exact same applies to the Decorah one, which is even smaller. Johnhousefriday (talk) 16:35, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Schloss VaduzEdit

Hi, I have removed the size of the images in the gallery on the article above. While big images are better viewable of course, they on the other side sometimes sprawl over a monitor's edge depending on the resolution of their viewers' browsers or pcs. If one doesn't add a size to the images in a gallery, they should adapt automatically to the respective settings. By the way anybody who wishes to watch the images more closely, can they open also in a new tab. Best wishes ~~ Phoe talk ~~ 23:54, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Date formatEdit

Hi, me again :-) Please remember that we don't use 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on in date formats [1] or [2] (see also Wikipedia:Date#Dates). Regards ~~ Phoe talk ~~ 23:35, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Succession boxEdit

Erm ... sorry ... another information: succession boxes are to be placed below the references or external links section and above the categories (see also Wikipedia:Layout#Standard_appendices_and_footers). If you have questions regarding the format, style or layout of articles, please feel free to ask me. ~~ Phoe talk ~~ 13:36, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of Lion and Unicorn StaircaseEdit

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Jonathan Mance, Baron ManceEdit

Just a quick "thanks!" for this - it's rare to see an article about a living judge so nicely referenced and formatted. Ironholds (talk) 13:07, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

And also for this. I have an article I'm working on that's potentially a Featured Article and involves Scots law; would you be interested in a collaboration? Ironholds (talk) 21:25, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

New disambig pageEdit

Hello, I noticed you recently moved Neil Walker to Neil Walker (swimmer) and then created a disambiguation page at the unqualified title. I hope you have reviewed Wikipedia:Disambiguation, and particularly the section "Links to disambiguated topics" -- as it states there, "A code of honor for creating disambiguation pages is to fix all resulting mis-directed links. Before moving an article to a qualified name (in order to create a disambiguation page at the base name), click on What links here to find all of the incoming links. Repair all of those incoming links to use the new article name." Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 12:31, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

I think this paragraph could have been more nicely put. It helps to be nice to people. Johnhousefriday (talk) 23:32, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Your edits to Glasgow University RFCEdit

I have removed your paragraph from this article because it is not acceptable for several reasons. Firstly, it is only of temporary interest, and secondly the phrase "like most rugby clubs" is an opinion, not a fact. Or more precisely a stereotype. It doesn't belong on an encyclopedia.

Please add encyclopedic material, e.g. the older history of the club, or famous players of the past, not this kind of tabloid sensationalism.--MacRusgail (talk) 16:40, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Jonathan Mance, Baron ManceEdit

Hey. I appreciate your constructive red-editing. Aside from minor WP:MOS differences, the only quibble I would have is whether information like "His recreations include tennis, languages, and music" are really encyclopaedic in nature. I mean, for Who's Who, sure, and that is a valid reference, but to include as part of a bio? Anyway sorry to keep dragging you back to this article. P.S. I added Category:Knights Bachelor, which somehow got deleted. Yours, Rms125a@hotmail.com (talk) 22:12, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

David Maxwell WalkerEdit

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The Commando MemorialEdit

I've reversed your move because WP:THE actually allows the definite article in this case - The Commando Memorial is actually the name of the work, and WP:THE also allows it so as to avoid confusion with the generic form which could refer to several potential articles. MickMacNee (talk) 12:38, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

You are correct that WP:THE permits use of the definite article when referring to "Titles of works and publications", however this is not a work or publication. While it is possible to see this subject as a work of art, its primary function is as a monument, i.e. it is an object, not a work of art. An article called The Commando Memorial would be more likely to be a painting of such a memorial, or a novel centered on it. Furthermore, to suggest that use of the definite article serves to distinguish this article from others does not stand. If there were a disambiguation issue arising with other articles about commando memorials - of which there is none - then this article being called The Commando Memorial would in fact denegrate the status of the other memorials, suggesting that this is the only or definitive memorial. Such an issue could be resolved simply by renaming this article as Commando Memorial (Spean Bridge). Do you not agree? Johnhousefriday (talk) 13:40, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
It is a work, scupltures are works, and this was its official title. As nobody has painted it, or written a whole book about it, under that name, this splitting of hairs would appear to be a moot point. The guideline doesn't have to explicitly include sculptures for that common sense interpretation to stand. It is also valid under the General Usage section of WP:THE - this sculpture is the clear WP:PRIMARY use of the term 'The Commando Memorial'. And because it is the clear primary usage, it is also patently not a denigration to other monuments to have it at that title, and have all others, if they exist, filed under a generic disambiguation page at Commando Memorial. That would require a single hatnote. In my research, there are no others with the exact title, they all have qualifiers in their official and even common usage names, and those variations are likely due to this particular monument having been built first, and being the most widely known one. Moving this to just Commando Memorial, or worse, appending uneccessary disambiguators, will be detrimental. If you disagree still, I would ask you to copy this whole discussion to the article talk page, and formally request a third opinion, as I cannot really say anything further without getting into the realms of repetition. MickMacNee (talk) 15:24, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
fyi, I've replied over there now you;ve moved it, so I'll be removing this page from my watchlist. MickMacNee (talk) 23:18, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

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Senior Judiciary (Vacancies and Incapacity) (Scotland) Act 2006Edit

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  3. I then checked the Explanatory Notes for the Act and identified a copyright violation. My third edit was to immediately remove the inappropriate text as should happen in all cases of copyright violations.[5]

As I am not familiar with the text or background of the Act I was not able to rewrite the paragraph. I attempted to identify a suitable third party source to support the text (see WP:Proveit), but was not able to do so before you made your edit. Rather than commenting on the actions of other editors (which may be mistaken for incivility) you may wish to consider the possible motivations of the other editor before hand. One of the problems with communicating by edit summary is that you can't revert or rephrase yourself if you later realise your statement was a little harsh or could have been interpreted the wrong way.
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Justice of the Supreme CourtEdit

I like the look of your userpage article on the Justices. It looks well developed. Any plans to make it a real article on Wikipedia? --The Taerkasten (talk) 13:59, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! I'd kind of forgotten about it but have updated it now and think it would be good as an article. Fancy taking another look and seeing what you think? Also, there is already a page at that name but as a redirect; how do you move it? Johnhousefriday (talk) 19:36, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
I'll take another look at it. Plus it doesn't need to be moved, just remove the redirect and add the information there. Then we'll have to start linking articles, including the individual Justices pages to there.--The Taerkasten (talk) 19:42, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Wow, a great start. I'm really impressed! I think its ready for inclusion into Wikipedia --The Taerkasten (talk) 19:44, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Have moved it. Thanks for your help! Johnhousefriday (talk) 20:30, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
You're welcome. I was going to create an article about the Justices myself, but it looks like you beat me to it! Would you mind taking a look at the Deputy President article, see if it's OK? --The Taerkasten (talk) 10:40, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
Just to let you know, Lord Saville has retired from the Supreme Court per [6], and his profile no longer appears on the SC website.--The Taerkasten (talk) 16:42, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

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Re: proposed merge of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary MedicineEdit

Hi! Re your proposed merge of the above page, I've started a discussion here - you may wish to join. Thanks! --Amkilpatrick (talk) 08:49, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

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