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Thank you. Maproom (talk) 08:57, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

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FebruaryEdit

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
Thanks for your quick response to my question about multiple references. :-) Adaptivity77 (talk) 00:20, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

I am not a coder so I can't implement the changes to the file https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MeanMonthlyP.gif myself.Edit

No one has done it. You said it would be easy. Would it be so easy that a nonprogrammer could do it? If so, would you be willing to teach me how? Do you agree with me that it should be done? Arctic Gazelle (talk) 19:55, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

It would be easy to do for someone who has, and knows how to use, the right software. I don't. You could try asking at Wikipedia:Graphics Lab/Map workshop. Maproom (talk) 07:35, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

Question from Phoenix7119Edit

Hi Maproom. I'm new to Wikipedia and the Teahouse and I saw your name listed as a Teahouse Host. So, I read your articles on Andras Bereznay, Karl Spruner von Merz and Robert Schimke. They're beautifully written! When you have a moment, would you please read my article on Wallace Rasmussen? I would certainly appreciate your feedback. Thank you for your time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Wallace_Rasmussen Phoenix7119 (talk) 03:18, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Hi Phoenix7119. I'm impressed. I'm not a reviewer, but I expect the draft would be accepted if submitted for review.
There's an overall promotional tone, which a reviewer may dislike. For instance, the lead uses the phrase "rose to the top" twice.
The second paragraph of the "Reputation as a no-nonsense businessman" section says that he "forced the resignation of his successor". This seems implausible – perhaps you meant "predecessor". There's no mention of the incident in ref. 2, which is cited in support of the statement.
Sources 1 and 7 are not independent, 1 being written by Rasmussen and 7 based on an interview with him. It woud be better to make less use of these.
I haven't read the other sources. But Rasmussen clearly made enemies, so it ought to be possible to find sources on which to base a more balanced, less promotional article. Even source 7 states that Beatrice changed its retirement policy to force him out, something that's not mentioned in the draft. Maproom (talk) 09:39, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Hi Maproom. Thanks so much for answering my questions. You've been very helpful. By the way, my draft was accepted! Obviously, I need to make additional edits, so I'll keep your suggestions in mind. Yes, I guess my tone could seem "promotional." I tend to search for the good in people, even when there is little to find:) So, I'll be careful. Also, Rasmussen did force the resignation of his successor. Management had already chosen the gentleman and Rasmussen forced him out. Is that not the most outrageous thing? I guess I need to explain that a little better in my article. Thanks again for your time. As I said before, I really like your style of writing. So, just know that I'll be reading your articles and stopping by from time to time. Take good care of yourself. Happy to meet you. Phoenix7119 (talk) 13:16, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

MarchEdit

QuestionEdit

I had left a paragraph concerning an exchange you and I both had with a certain user in the Jean de Montagu talk page that was unseemly at best, and recent editing behavior concerning that individual. Well it turns out a wrong link from another article to a family member of that bio article seems to have confused them and might explain some otherwise very questionable editing (this is what happens when people try to dig deep into historical subjects in languages they don't speak). I have repaired the links and information and hopefully these articles will be left somewhat intact. Thank you for reading and contributing to these articles.

--JLavigne508 (talk) 00:22, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

AprilEdit

MayEdit

Trouted!Edit

  Whack!

You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something silly.

Instead of using Firestar464 at WP:TH, you used Template:Firestar464. Whoops! Firestar464 (talk) 07:41, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Concern regarding Draft:Pentangle puzzlesEdit

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Thank you for your submission to Wikipedia. FireflyBot (talk) 00:03, 20 May 2021 (UTC)

JuneEdit

SunshineEdit

  Sunshine!
Hello Maproom! Interstellarity (talk) has given you a bit of sunshine to brighten your day! Sunshine promotes WikiLove and hopefully it has made your day better. Spread the sunshine by adding {{subst:User:Meaghan/Sunshine}} to someone else's talk page, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend. In addition, you can spread the sunshine to anyone who visits your userpage and/or talk page by adding {{User:Meaghan/Sunshine icon}}. Happy editing! Interstellarity (talk) 20:15, 20 June 2021 (UTC)

Happy first day of summer, Maproom!! Interstellarity (talk) 20:15, 20 June 2021 (UTC)

JulyEdit

NoticeEdit

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. Bringtar (talk) 09:24, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

Please note that you are not involed in this but since I mentioned you so I though you should know. Thanks. --Bringtar (talk) 09:24, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

AugustEdit

Online meetup this SaturdayEdit

Hi, I'm hosting an online meetup this Saturday; meta:Meetup/UK Teams/1. Let me know if you're interested and feel free to spread the word. Rubbish computer Ping me or leave a message on my talk page 11:52, 3 August 2021 (UTC)

Concern regarding Draft:Sarah WalkEdit

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Thank you for your submission to Wikipedia. FireflyBot (talk) 22:02, 4 August 2021 (UTC)

BTWEdit

You probably know this, but WP:OSPOL (first point, third bullet). Best, Contributions/Usedtobecool ☎️ 04:44, 7 August 2021 (UTC)

Thank you, Usedtobecool, for the attention. This really isn't an issue for me, it's not worth the bother of a revdel. Maproom (talk) 08:11, 7 August 2021 (UTC)

Edit war with User:SuperinformativeEdit

I'm not intentionally engaging edit war with Superinformative, but I'm approaching to the fact and assuming good faith. As I told in the article's talk page, Ethiopia was not colonized, but Fascist Italians led by Benito Mussolini conquered the country while annexing its neighbors in the Horn of Africa. They formed a new government called Italian East Africa ruled from 1936 to 1941. Italians were defeated by Allied power British Empire during East African campaign in World War II. This is the fact and people born between 1936 and 1941, their birthplace and country name should be written by contemporary official name of that country. I'm pointing for that, not engaging serious conflict. But Superinformative continues to disavow this idea and mistakenly stated it is "vandalism". Tilahun was born at the time of Italian rule between 1936 to 1941 in 1940. The Ethiopian Empire was restored in 1941. The Supermind (talk) 15:07, 13 August 2021 (UTC)

The Supermind, you don't need to explain the issues to me, I've already looked at Tilahun Gessesse's edit history, and at its talk page. I agree with you on all points, except that Superinformative's action are not serious enough to consider a block. Maproom (talk) 15:28, 13 August 2021 (UTC)

MisinformationEdit

Italy when occupying Ethiopia never established a government it established a military occupation which was getting bombed in Ethiopia. A government as you say was established in Ethiopia is a false concept. The reason why i say you are mistaken is that no department or ministry was established that had powers to arrest and control and pass laws on Ethiopians which affected the country. Italy only established military occupation never established a ministry or a government department which had fully settled in Ethiopia and could easily control the public. You could easily say A long standing or at least for the time period entity that could arrest people fine people and the majority of the people obeyed that would be a government. If an occupying force that is in a war zone that had little control in the less populated cities but had none control in the country side which at that time over 2/3 of the country lives in what's a point if they decree a decree which they can't assert as being legally contested by the league of nations member sovereign territory. A government that wasn't established is not a government but a claim with no back bone. Because of these facts in my good heart and looking in depth to the facts i wish i really wish you block this user at least from editing this page for 72 hours. I see this as a useless fight a fight i don't want to get in i don't want to get in edit wars at all i want to tell the truth and i really hope you could understand me. Thank you very much.

Superinformative, The Supermind: could you please both discuss the issue in the appropriate place, which is Talk:Tilahun Gessesse, rather than here. I have no interest in or knowledge about the subject. The article's talk page may be read by other editors who can usefully contribute to a discussion. Maproom (talk) 19:28, 13 August 2021 (UTC)

SeptemberEdit

Your draft article, Draft:Sarah WalkEdit

 

Hello, Maproom. It has been over six months since you last edited the Articles for Creation submission or Draft page you started, "Sarah Walk".

In accordance with our policy that Wikipedia is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace, the draft has been deleted. If you plan on working on it further and you wish to retrieve it, you can request its undeletion. An administrator will, in most cases, restore the submission so you can continue to work on it.

Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. Liz Read! Talk! 22:57, 4 September 2021 (UTC)