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Help Desk QuestionEdit

Hide/show menusEdit

Since I didn't get an answer when I posted this Aug 31, I'll repost the question below:

Someone the menus in my userpages have stopped to load in the default hidden manner I coded them for originally. I think this changed because someone changed the code for it. Can someone help me fix it or point me to the appropriate page for details? - Mgm|(talk) 11:40, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Hi friend, I'm not 100% sure what your question means but there should be a roll back button on the original page where you had your coding? Can't you remember what the page was? Apologies if this doesn't help. Regards, ScarianTalk 11:22, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

If you are talking about the default show on your userpage under the "Useful stuff" section for example "My subpages" that is displaying

chance this line

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  • <div class="NavContent" style="display:none; text-align:left"> ▪◦▪≡ЅiREX≡Talk 19:31, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

~*Doh!*~ ThanksEdit

Thanks for catching my silly "fingers are faster than my brain" typo on WP:AFC! ArielGold 09:36, 13 September 2007 (UTC)


You say in your revision that "Manga is the Japanese word for comics and print cartoons". Can you explain the difference between comics and print cartoons? Also, I think the first line should specifically mention that is a special style of Japanese cartoons. - Mgm|(talk) 09:44, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Hi, Mgm! Thanks for your question.
I'm using "comics" to refer to serial or sequential art, like Superman, Tintin, or Death Note. When we talk about these, we often say "comics and cartoons" but the word "cartoon" suggests animated cartoon, so I wanted to distinguish manga from anime. In your second sentence, you used the word "cartoon" in precisely the sense I meant. This is a glitch in English, really, since we have two wotds for comic strips and political cartoons, which would both be "manga" in Japanese. It may be simplest to remove the phrase "print cartoon."
Actually, in Japan, manga is not a special style of cartooning. It's the only style, because the word refers to ALL "comics and cartoons." It's only us in the West, used to OUR style of comics and cartooning, who think that manga is a "special" style used by the Japanese. In modern American comics marketing, "manga" is indeed a "special" category, but that refers to US marketing, which will come much later in the entry.
How does that sound?
I'm putting this here and on your user talk page, so I'm sure the answer gets to you.
Timothy Perper 13:56, 14 September 2007 (UTC)


Please see my talk page. Miranda 00:59, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

User:MacGyverMagic/In Progress/AFCEdit

Herbert L. Becker was created earlier in August. Some of the claims are a little outlandish and there are a few touches of overtly promotional language. ˉˉanetode╦╩ 02:44, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Re: Grant Austin TaylorEdit

Hi, thanks for the tip off unfortunately I don't think it is possible to ref tags out of the spelling check but I will try to remember in future. Thanks, Happy Editing! Djmckee1 - Talk-Sign 14:58, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Request help with article Ancient EgyptEdit

As you are listed as a member of Wikiproject:AncientEgypt, I'd like to recruit your help in reviewing the article Ancient Egypt. The article is listed as top priority in the Wikiproject and as a vital article by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team, but appears to have failed to meet Good Article criteria at its last nomination. The article is in need of some serious attention.

In the past week, I asked for (and got) the article to be semi-protected to protect against the constant barrage of vandalism. This protection lasts for two weeks. I also did a little clean-up, added a map and so on. I would like to see everyone in Wikiproject:AncientEgypt have the chance to add their input to Ancient Egypt, and get the article up to featured status as soon as possible. I believe the article is at least 80% of the way there, and some focused attention will bring it the rest of the way.

The most pressing concerns seem to be the culture/architecture section, and the achievements/unsolved problems sections. Also, the entire article, especially the achievements section, the sources, and external links need to be seriously checked for accuracy. These sections also require a little organization too.

Ancient Egypt ought to be the top priority of Wikiproject:AncientEgypt, and I look forward to working with everyone to get this article cleaned up and hopefully promoted to featured status. Thanks for your help, Jeff Dahl 03:22, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Life is WildEdit

  • Someone claimed Calvin filmed Life is Wild in February without stating a year. Given enough time, that could turn into a problem. Do you know how long ago it was shot? (MacGyverMagic who was too lazy to sign in). Also, I chose to merge a few months ago in the AFD, but since the show has been acquired by a network and will be shown, I feel now is a perfect time to spin it out. I'm hoping Rochelle's stint as a presenter will earn her her own article too, though convincing people she earns it may be problematic. - 11:57, 14 September 2007 (UTC)
    • I've heard it will be broadcast in the U.S. next month. Carina22 09:43, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
      • The Premiere is on the 7th of October according to this. Carina22 09:46, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

confused about an editEdit

Hi. In clearing out CSD backlogs, I came across this edit which has confused me. Your edit summary says "speedy deletion using AWB", but you actually removed a CSD tag and an "advert" tag. Did you intend to remove these tags and, if so, what was your reasoning? Natalie 17:25, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Cool. Thanks. Natalie 17:30, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

re: jackEdit

Thanks.. I knew that New Earth was ~five billion but I remember the Doctor being very surpised in Gridlock that Novice Hame was still alive since a lot of time had passed between the episodes.. Novice Hame said something to the effect of Boe kept her alive through his telepathic powers. And I would have checked it, it's only been 2 hours since you responded -_- Thanks --frotht 20:48, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

re: color schemeEdit

What do you mean? There is, it's #EEEEFF. Do you mean you want something darker? --frotht 20:08, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Threatened removal of material from Simon Wessely Talk pageEdit

Hi Mgm, thank you for taking the time to look at this problem. A user called MastCell Talk, supported by and unknown user,, said this last night: "In the interest of bringing this talk page back a little closer to its intended purpose, I'm going to begin removing comments that misuse this talk page as described above." The full discussion around this (i.e reasons not to do this) is on the Talk:Simon Wessely under heading "Talk Page Use". It does look as if MastCell is an Admin.

The situation is a little more complicated because of this: [1]. MastCell is involved in this, and key comments he made are not correct. The other person's comments are actually defamatory of me, to the extent I have had to write to Jim Wales this morning about this. It is true I joined as a response to a Wikipedian's intention to publish something which I considered inflammatory and unsubstantiated, and try to explain why this was not a good idea, but I have been open and honest and civil as possible in my dealings with people, I have undertaken NOT to edit, and more importantly, I joined because Jim Wales and others said that people like me should, instead of taking part 'anonymously'. Let me know if you need any other information. Best wishes Angela Kennedy 15:20, 29 September 2007 (UTC) P.S. I'm sorry I'm unable to point you towards any edits- as I cannot see any (I'm still a bit Wiki techo-illiterate). But Guido probably can. Angela Kennedy 15:31, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Talk page edits were removed here: [2][3]. Regards, Guido den Broeder 16:05, 29 September 2007 (UTC)


The next update is more than an hour overdue. Can you help? --EncycloPetey 21:35, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Afc helper scriptEdit

Hello. I've implemented your suggestion for the AFC helper script. There is now a manual accept link which fills in the templates for you, but does nothing else. Bypass your browsers cache and you should see the new version. Cheers! henriktalk 09:44, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

accidently edited a pageEdit

Hey MacGyverMagic,

I'm sorry to bother you but i accidently edited the submit new article page with the stuff i wanted to add.

I hope you wont concider it as vandalism! Sorry sorry! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:40, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Abgelehnter Artikel "Trisa" vom 21. September 2007Edit

Geschätzter MacGyverMagic

ich nehme Bezug auf den Artikel zum Thema "Trisa", den wir am 21.September in Wikipedia(englisch) registriert haben. Leider mussten wir feststellen, dass der Artikel mangels zuverlässiger Quelle keine Aufnahme gefunden hat. Mit diesem Schreiben bestätige ich, dass der Artikel von der Trisa AG verfasst wurde. Der Artikel ist zur Veröffentlichung durch uns freigegeben. Wir sind mit der GNU-FDL einverstanden. Daher ersuche ich Sie, den Artikel freizuschalten. Mit freundlichen Grüssen

Trisa Team —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:00, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for referring that dry cleaner wondering about the deletion of his spam page to WP:CORP and WP:ORG, as well as the other wikis. I knew there was something else I should have referred him to, and I think your advice was better than mine (so that's the form I'll use next time I get asked that question! LOL). Much obliged. Accounting4Taste 22:22, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

uk theatre databaseEdit

added a quick reply to your question here. Amo 23:21, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Re: (User talk:ais523) Sean CaldwellEdit

I agree with you that if the subject is nonnotable the article should be deleted, and whether the subject wants it deleted or not is a moot point in such cases. I really don't know much about the subject, and therefore was careful in my answer to cover all the possibilities. It may be worth listing the article for deletion through normal processes if there are normal reasons to have it deleted, and I said as much in the Help Desk response. If you know more about the subject in question, then, as usual, you could give a more specific answer than I had. (My suggestion to contact OTRS was partly because that seems like one of the safer ways for the article's subject to avoid negative media attention due to editing/deleting the articles; after all, that's what the project pages suggest to do. Contacting the Help Desk is, of course, also appropriate.) --ais523 11:35, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Re: Joseph McMannersEdit

The forum is Joseph's official news forum. The McManners no longer update so new information is passed onto the forums to be posted. The only source to prove this is Joseph's MySpace where the site is stated as his official site. The forum requires registration to protect the members, many of whom are children. However, on registration members have access to all the news and archives. RyanLupin (talk/contribs) 20:41, 21 October 2007 (UTC)


Hi :D about the article - i didn't actually write it. i was looking for info on the artist and came to wiki (cuz if i can't find it here then i'm lost) and thought it was unfairly tagged, and when i checked the history i noticed that it was tagged way back when it was a bad article and that someone else edited it. I know that other people removed tags from articles i had fixed up so i thought i'd show the same courtesy to the person that did that article too (but wasn't sure if i could, hence going to the helpdesk). I really don't know enough about him or where to get info on him to improve the article at all. Thanks though Princesskirsty 21:50, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

Stede Bonnet FACEdit

Hi, I have replied to your question here. I'm not exactly sure what you are referring to, so please clarify. I don't see any sources that use his New Style DOD, but the discrepancy between Old Style and New Style is just 11 days. So, his DOD in New Style dates would be December 21. Thanks, Nishkid64 (talk) 22:14, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

Hey MGM. I've replied to all your comments at the FAC page. Thanks, Nishkid64 (talk) 19:20, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
Okay, I have contacted Neil (talk · contribs) and Therequiembellishere‎ (talk · contribs) for assistance. Nishkid64 (talk) 21:18, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
Okay, I've been pointed to the specific book that the whole article was based on. I don't have access to the book at any local libraries, but I did get a hold of the book from my hometown library. I'll get someone from my family to verify that statement. Nishkid64 (talk) 01:50, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
One of the guys at Brethren Court had the book and he told me Stede's flag is mentioned on page 10. I have appropriately sourced that now. I will also have the book myself in a week or so, so I can double-check that. Nishkid64 (talk) 02:30, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Ballard Carnegie Library GA reviewEdit

Thanks for taking it on! I replied on the article talk page, thanks for the great feedback. • Lawrence Cohen 15:49, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

  • I've done some copyediting. See here. Please let me know if I inadvertedly changed the meaning of those sentences. - Mgm|(talk) 17:18, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
Nope, the meaning if anything reads even more clearly to me now than my own previous wording. Does it seem totally clear to you? My original wording honestly sucked, there. • Lawrence Cohen 17:20, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

I expanded out the lead a bit, to try to be a more accurate summary of the remainder of the article. How does it look? • Lawrence Cohen 15:23, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

I just saw you passed it--excellent! :) • Lawrence Cohen 13:33, 24 October 2007 (UTC)


I suggest you nominate the article yourself, if you think it's worthy. DrKiernan 08:29, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Death of Edgar Allan PoeEdit

I knew that one was going to be something everyone would want to review. I'm not sure i'm going to be able to review it before tommorrow (busy, busy real life), if you want to review it yourself be my guest. Just delete me. :) Yamanbaiia 11:49, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Article on hold, see talk page. Yamanbaiia 23:28, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

My ImageEdit

Thanks for your reply. I have added the data to the image now. Please let me know if there is a problem. DoyleyTalk 19:28, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Virus FACEdit

Hi there, I think the IP editor is confusing this article with another. I've replied on the FAC page. All the best Tim Vickers 19:53, 23 October 2007 (UTC)


I fixed your link in your userpage header. It linked to Special:Contributions/User:MGM but to work it must be Special:Contributions/MGM --ffroth 02:59, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Edward LowEdit

Hi MGM, thanks for the fixes you made to the Edward Low article and for your suggestions at the FAC. I have made all bar two of the changes you suggested and responded to the other two, if you would like to take a look. Thanks! Best, Neil  10:06, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Might be better now? Neil  10:50, 24 October 2007 (UTC)


Why did you fully protect this for "heavy IP vandalism?" Mr.Z-man 20:17, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

The GreenEdit

Okay -- in that case, please accept my apologies. It's so hard to tell over the Internet! I thought you felt that the topic wasn't worthy of an article and so you were making small jabs to that effect. Please forgive my misunderstanding. Dylan 13:20, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

History of Dartmouth College is definitely on the docket, but to be honest, I'm not all that juiced to write it. I was thinking of bringing Baker Memorial Library up to GA/FA status next, and then maybe moving onto to Dartmouth's three graduate schools (DMS, Thayer, and Tuck). Dylan 16:20, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

DYK confusion (bis)Edit

Hello. You gave me this DYK[4] for Schwartzbard trial but it isn't mine ;-) It belongs to author and nominator User:Bandurist – I had only provided an alt hook. I suppose the attribution info got mixed up when the various hooks were moved from Suggestions to the Next Update and reduced to a single hook, or something. At any rate, there must be something in the Kool-Aid today, because that's the second erroneous DYK I received in a few hours ;-)

I could move the DYK section from my talk page to Bandurist's talk, but I guess it's preferable that I let you award it to him "officially". And now I'll definitely copy-paste the original author/nominator when I have a lil alt hook fun ;-)

Cheers. — Komusou talk @ 15:18, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Re:User:Kane 5187 and The SoviettesEdit

Instead of removing the images this user included in the article, it might've been better to explain to him he needed to include a fair use rationale. The images or of sufficiently low quality that using them is allowed per fair use if a proper rationale is provided. - Mgm|(talk) 16:20, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Use in a gallery is not considered fair use so I got rid of them. I didn't really check for fair use rational, and it is really a secondary thing. Thanks for your concern. --Zytsef 17:45, 25 October 2007 (UTC)


I have added some text to clarify my involvement.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 17:46, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

What is an FAC subpage? You can copy the page and reformat it to your taste.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 19:52, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
I have never heard of a log of subpage contributions. Mostly, people note FAs where they had prominent roles, but you would be free to make such a list if you choose.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 20:16, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Man Enters the CosmosEdit

I will try to address your comments between now and 4PM central tomorrow. My mom is visiting, but I just dropped her off at a conference from which I have to pick her up late tomorrow afternoon. Then I resume host duties until Tuesday. While hosting I won't be online much. Once this officially goes on hold please give me the full 7 days to take my best shot at responding to your critique.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 17:51, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Notice I have moved your comments to Talk:Man Enters the Cosmos. I am making progress.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 19:52, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
It has taken me 4 attempts twice.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 20:47, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
I am sorry about the images. I thought someone else moved them. I will get back to you on Tuesday. My time is limited this weekend with my mother visiting.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 00:03, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
<<I was ready to review the article again, when I noticed the images were moved back after a previous reorganization. Since I said, moving them was a good idea, I wondered why you put them back in the old location while mentioning the article was "under review" in the edit summary. - Mgm|(talk) 22:18, 28 October 2007 (UTC)>>
I have had a chance to look at the diffs. The pictures were removed by a 3rd party. I reverted them to return to the format you had been commenting on. You had never said anything about removing images and I would probably disagree as each image has a purpose. I will get a chance to spend more time with this article later in the week and attend to most of the remaining issues you habve raised. (see my progress on the article talk page).--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 15:11, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

WP:OWN, clearly Tony, you have never even perused it, get over yourself.IvoShandor 16:06, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

The article is ready for your review.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 02:30, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
P.S. I am experimenting with the {{double image}}. If you don't like it let me know and I will move the view from Shedd to the gallery.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 02:32, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

You are talking about

This section would not really be necessary if there was an equatorial sundial article. Since there is not, I give the basics briefly here. However, 1. it explains why the sculpture is tilted (reason:so that the dial face is parallel to the equatorial plane); 2. It explains that this is an example of one of the two primary modified versions of the basic equatorial sundial; 3. It explains the advantages of such a modification.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 22:19, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

P.S. I also think I have explained how this fits in with his other work in three ways: 1. He likes outdoor work, 2. He has lots of outdoor pieces in Chicago, 3. It compares to his other psot 1954 work.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 22:22, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

re. Mass renameEdit

Sorry mate, I can't run it right now - I'm just checking my talk briefly and don't have time to run it. MelsaranAWB (talk · contribs) could help out, as could anyone tagged with {{AWB bot}} on their userpage. Sorry, thanks for the DYK listing of Pick You Up, and cheers. Dihydrogen Monoxide (H2O) 01:11, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Hey again - how did the request for the mass rename go? Anyways, I've sent an email, you'll need to reply so I can get your email address, so I can send the xmls, as I can't attach files in the WP email system. Poo. And please don't call it a Giggabot clone - it gets creepy when people do that :) Dihydrogen Monoxide (H2O) 07:06, 28 October 2007 (UTC)
Replied to email. Dihydrogen Monoxide (H2O) 09:15, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Voting styleEdit

No it does not. I will expand on the NPOV issue tomorrow. Learnedo 11:00, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

RE: DistictEdit

That is exactly why spelling bots are not seen on the project; these edits are made by myself under 100% supervision using AWB. — E talkBAG 04:25, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

List of historic houses in MassachusettsEdit

Your bot has messed up the talk page on List of historic houses in Massachusetts so that it is just a bunch of javascript. clariosophic 12:51, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. The page is OK now. Sorry to have bothered you. clariosophic 18:46, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Cleanup TaskforceEdit

Please feel free to assign yourself tasks from the list of unassigned tasks at Wikipedia:Cleanup Taskforce. Arranging assignments is too much work for me to do by myself. We have a large backlog of unassigned tasks and there is probably something in there that will interest you. RJFJR 22:05, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Pageant FACEdit

  • I went ahead and made two changes to the article, based on your suggestions at the FAC. Curt Wilhelm VonSavage 22:43, 1 November 2007 (UTC).


DYK is overdue. Next update was empty. I filled it. Thanks for putting it to the main page. I'm contacting you because it looks like you have edited recently and maybe online. Mrs.EasterBunny 18:09, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

GA Review of York Museum GardensEdit

This is a reminder that you have labelled York Museum Gardens at WP:GAN with the {{GAReview}} template 10 days ago. Reviews should ideally be completed with 5-7 days, so if you could complete your review in the next 24 hours, or remove the template from the page so someone else can review the article, that would be great! Thanks! Dr. Cash 21:09, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Literature proposalEdit

Thought you might be interested in the Literature project proposal, since you have edited related articles before. Wrad 17:39, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Chicago LandmarksEdit

FYI, Chicago Landmarks is a specific term defined on the WP:FL at the link. That is why the term is linked in the article.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 20:04, 7 November 2007 (UTC)


I apologize, but I don't know to what you are referring. The only edits I have made recently to the help desk have been in general clean-up, I haven't asked anything specific on any of the help desks for quite a while. Bobo. 10:57, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

On User talk:Bobo192, MacGyverMagic said:
My mistake. I clicked the link on User:Buddpaul's userpage without checking where the link went. I think he copied some of your code without altering it for his own use.

Ah, I see. Now that I think about it, I guess I should ask him why he has a copy of my sandbox on his page. Thank you for the heads-up. Bobo. 11:36, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Violetriga's dabEdit

"You posted about it, but what page were you referring to?"

You posted this on my talk page, but I have no idea what it's talking about. Can you help me with a little context? Cheers, PaddyM 17:29, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
Oh ... I was DAB-ing [[bladder]] and it appeared in one of the DYK's that she was storing. So, I wanted to make sure that she didn't think I was vandalizing something in her user-space. Hope that helps. Cheers, PaddyM 20:42, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
Yea, I think it was pretty clear, but I like to give people a little heads-up when I am DAB-ing things that they probably don't access very often. PaddyM 20:49, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

My (Remember the dot)'s RfAEdit

I never thanked you for participating in my RfA a couple of weeks ago. Thank you for your support, though unfortunately the request was closed as "no consensus". I plan to run again at a later time, and I hope you will support me again then.

Thanks again! —Remember the dot (talk) 06:38, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

RE:User talk deletionEdit

I believe that keeping the user talk pages of banned users is unnecessary because if the user doesn't come back, there is no need for it and that talk page just takes up space. Thank you for the help. Marlith T/C 01:33, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

Carl OrtegaEdit

Hiya. Re the article, the lack of Google hits was only part of the reason I requested a prod. The main reason (and what caused me to check Google in the first place) was that the article itself did not give any indication that the person had taken part in any competitions, tournaments etc., let alone having won anything. Imho that means the article fails the criteria for notability - hence the reason for the prod. However, I'm also the first to admit I'm still new to this, so if my reasoning is wonky, my apologies ! :-) CultureDrone 19:02, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Chicxulub FACEdit

Can you point me to an article with such a spoken pronounciation so I have an example to use? David Fuchs (talk) 17:00, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Tweak cite webEdit

How will the proposed change affect existing pages? If it means that a mass change of all the article the template is used on, I would certainly oppose it, but I'm not fully up to speed on why you suggested it in the first place. - Mgm|(talk) 09:24, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Dates formatted as 2007-11-17 would be automatically wikilinked as 2007-11-17 if they are not linked already. Dates in other formats (which I believe are discouraged under the template's usage guidelines), such as November 17, 2007, are not affected. —Remember the dot (talk) 18:27, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Wind shear articleEdit

Have rewritten the article to be more easily understood. Removed the duplicate links from the see also section as well. Also added links to paragraphs where links were missing. See what you think, and if I missed anything in the editing. Sorry for the delay...was out of town for the holiday and didn't check wikipedia. Thegreatdr (talk) 15:48, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

The hold for this article expired several days ago. Might I suggest passing, failing or extending the hold of the article? Cheers, CP 02:33, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

re: Newbie article creationEdit

Yes, I've seen the discussion about anon creation and I gather that there is no consensus so it won't happen. Having spent a little time on New page patrol, I would not want to see a flood of more bad articles until we see better quality in new articles. I think that about two-thirds of new articles don't have references - and without references they usually don't demonstrate notability. If we continually pound the idea that articles MUST have references maybe we'll get better articles. The proposed (i.e. in progress) wizard might also help but I still want people to read a complete set of directions so that they understand what is supposed to be in an article. Sbowers3 (talk) 01:02, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

DYK backlogged againEdit

Hi, Template talk:Did you know backlogged six hours (a full cycle), your attention would be appreciated. Benjiboi 22:34, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Happy AdminshipEdit

  Wishing MacGyverMagic/Archive/December 2007 a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 00:12, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
No problem. Its my job and I enjoy reminding people about their b-days, first edits, and adminships. Would you like to sign my autograph book? --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 00:22, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
Alright. I'll keep that in mind. Have a great weekend. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 00:36, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
  Wishing MacGyverMagic/Archive/December 2007 a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! —Coastergeekperson04's talk@12/01/2007 04:03

DYK backlogEdit

Are you free to take a look? Thanks. Tiamut 13:15, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

That's okay. I'll try someone else. Good luck with your article! Tiamut 14:00, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

York Museum Gardens#GA review - replyEdit

Hello. I wasn't aware that you (or anybody else) were reviewing it and you didn't leave a note to say so on the talk? - Yorkshirian 07:43, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Ahh, I think I know how the mix-up happened now. I saw a link to the article on the Yorkshire Project page saying that it needed a review, so I just reviewed it from there without seeing it on the WP:GA page itself. Sorry for any mix-up. - Yorkshirian (talk) 06:57, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

York Museum GardensEdit

You recently opened a GAR on York Museum Gardens.

Quite a lot of work has been done on the article as a result of your nomination, so I wonder if you could find the time to revisit it, and see whether your opinion of it has changed?

Thanks. --Malleus Fatuorum (talk) 00:33, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Possible CopyvioEdit

Hi, MacGyver. Thanks for reminding me about the possiblity of another site copying Wikipedia, in the case of E Troop, 238th Cavalry (United States). I checked the site I think the article is in violation of and the last update to the page was in 2005, 2 years before the Wikipedia article was created. Is this a sure-fire indicator of copyvio, or is there another way to check?-Heno (talk) 12:49, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

I took your advice and used the wayback machine to check the website. The page definitely has definitely existed as early as 2004. I'd like to rewrite the article, but I had already tagged the article as a copyright violation and added it to the list on Wikipedia:Copyright problems before you had talked to me. Should I wait until the copyvio investigation process has ended to rewrite the article, or try to get the tag removed?--Heno (talk) 12:22, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
Ok, I'm rewriting the article. Thanks for all the help. Appreciate it.--Heno (talk) 14:38, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Arts & Crafts architectureEdit

You indicated that you did not know what Arts & Crafts architecture was concerning the Old West End article. Please refer to —Preceding unsigned comment added by Smithr1981 (talkcontribs) 18:16, 14 December 2007 (UTC)


Since you know the layout code for my userpage even more than I do, would you mind taking the time to add spacing and comments to help me get to know it better? I know you have some comments, but I would like to have comments showing what everything does, as well as spacing to separate the different parts. Just make it look nice and easy to understand.

If you do take the time to do this, you will have my gratitude. Thank you!

'FLaRN'(talk) 01:12, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Card sharkEdit

I have nominated Card shark, an article you created, for deletion. I do not feel that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Card shark (2nd nomination). Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time. Thinboy00 @151, i.e. 02:38, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

Excellent User Page AwardEdit

  The Excellent Userpage Award
Good userpage! Hpfan9374 (talk) 05:00, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Merry Christmas/Seasons GreetingsEdit

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