User talk:Peterdownunder/Archive 2

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Thanks

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Thanks for the warm welcome, Peterdownunder. I appreciate it :-). I'm all for the challenge of writing in Simple English, too! I usually edit normal Wikipedia, though. I'll maybe help convert some normal Wikipedia articles to Simple in the near future. Thanks! --Airplaneman (talk) 22:43, 18 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Wikibreak

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Because of a busy period work, combined with playing tenor sax in a production of "Grease", I will be mostly out of action during the rest of May. Please leave messages but it maybe a while before I get back with an answer.--Peterdownunder (talk) 12:48, 7 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Happy Peter's Day!

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Peterdownunder has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Peter's day!
For being such a great wikipedian and kind person,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Peter!

Cheers, Fairfield Deleted? 00:04, 4 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

Robson

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Hello Peter. Thanks for your continuing edits to the article. I ran the "tool" over it after your edits here, and compared it to my sandbox2 which contained the version before your edits here. The Fry level remains the same, and the Flesch index has increased by just 0.1 to 55.3. I remain to be convinced that further edits will get this even close to your desired level of 70. What do you think? The Rambling Man (talk) 09:54, 25 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

It is a challenge - looking at the Fry grid it is certainly the complex words that push the score up. So I have been playing with this tool [1] (which is a good one sometimes) looking at the article in detail. It gives Flesch scores for:
  • Intro: 71.5
  • Early life: 71.9
  • PLaying career: 71.1
  • Managerial career: 65.2
  • Life outside football: 64.8
  • Honours: 53.4

An overall score came up as 67.1 (without including the tables). This is very different to the toolserver version. And it is closer to my "70". Other factors need to be considered - one is the use of football jargon, which increases the complexity. It would be reasonable to assume that someone who was going to read an article on Bobby Robson would be familiar with football, even if they spoke another language. This is probably different for the Mosque article where I would think its audience would be people with no background in Islam.

So let me get ready to support the Robson article - two important things still to fix, the wikt links for "consecutive" and "resigned" do not lead to existing pages.--Peterdownunder (talk) 12:17, 25 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

So what do you propose for future articles? These scores are way different to the toolserver which is recommended. And it certainly appears that tables have a drastic effect on the indices. The Rambling Man (talk) 12:35, 25 April 2009 (UTC)Reply
For the sake of interest, before your and my edits...
  • Intro: 68.50
  • Early life: 68.05
  • Playing career: 70.42
  • Managerial career: 61.41
  • Life outside football: 65.12 (this has got worse since our edits...)
  • Honours:47.47
Average without tables... 63.5 ... very, very different from the toolserver score which you used as evidence to oppose. Out of interest, are any of these tools actually accredited? How do we know what they're doing? The Rambling Man (talk) 12:44, 25 April 2009 (UTC)Reply
I checked the toolserver score with a version of the page without tables and got this result [2] which is fairly close to other tests. This means we will need to be careful about test scores on pages that include large amounts of non text information. I don't know about how/if the tools are accredited. The toolserver tool has a note to say that its syllable counter is inaccurate which is a bit of a worry. I will do some research to find out about reliabilty of the various available tests.--Peterdownunder (talk) 01:41, 26 April 2009 (UTC)Reply
So, considering the values for the article before the recent swathe of edits weren't far off what you wanted in the first place, would you now reconsider your oppose? The Rambling Man (talk) 13:59, 26 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Simple News Issue 6

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GoblinBot3 (talk) 18:30, 28 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Hi there!

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Wello, hello there! I was about to send you a message when you dropped me that friendly little welcome note. :) Anyway, what I'd like to know is this. Are there any userboxes available for stating that you have an account on the Simple English Wikipedia? I'd like to display a userbox on my English Wikipedia page, saying that I am also a user here. :) Thanks and have a great day! CarpetCrawlermessage me 08:17, 2 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

OK, I'll certainly add that! :) Thank you, have a great day, and see you around! :) CarpetCrawlermessage me 08:25, 2 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Can you help i know your absolutly awsome at this stuff

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Can you helpme get User boxes Pleeease

"Pie Page (talk to the pie) 02:49, 8 May 2009 (UTC)"Reply

Awesome Aussie

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  The Australian Barnstar of National Merit
message 210.15.244.104 (talk) 04:42, 15 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

peterdownunder has been known to be good at this stuff and deseves this award

Thanks!

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Much obliged for the additions you made to my new article on June McCarroll. Thanks for the picture and the new category.  :) --PMDrive1061 (talk) 18:49, 17 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

LOL! Yeah, who would have thought that such an obvious idea wasn't quite so obvious at first? I remember reading about her when doing some research on the history of the area and it just blew me away to think that such a revolutionary idea came about in such a then-remote place as Indio. Thanks for the compliment! I look forward to bringing over more articles of this type. --PMDrive1061 (talk) 03:42, 18 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thank you

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Thank you for the Barnstar!.Cheers David0811 (talk) 02:10, 18 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thanks!

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  Thank you for participating in my RfA, which passed with 21   Support and 1   Oppose. I hope I will be able to fulfill your trust as an admin on Simple. Special thanks to RyanCross for nominating me! --Meetare Shappy Cunkelfratz!

Sure thing!

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I sure can. I will add an {{underconstruction}} tag and then I will beef them up first thing tomorrow morning; if that is ok with you. --Gordonrox24 (talk) 03:10, 7 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

Sounds good. I will have no trouble getting a good solid article up asap.--Gordonrox24 (talk) 04:05, 7 June 2009 (UTC)Reply


School Project Question

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Hi Peter, On March 27th, you wrote on my talk page that I could ask you for guidance on using this Wikipedia for a school project. Well, now I need some guidance. Here is the situation: On Friday, June 5th, my students created new entries with school project banners. They did this with the single user account (nufs_jpdept_D3) I created as advised by the page on projects you directed me to. However, to my dismay, user Chenzw deleted all of their entries, writing on my user page that the entries had no information. Is that Wikipedia policy? It seems very unfair to me. I would appreciate a second opinion this matter.

Cheers, Keroobean (talk) 08:45, 8 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

Simple News Issue 7

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GoblinBot3 (talk) 12:05, 8 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

RE: Welcome

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Hey Peterdownunder, thanks for the welcome :) I'm not new to Wikipedia in general (I mainly contribute to the Welsh language and English Wikipedias), though just starting out on Simple. Thank again, Xxglennxx (talk) 14:58, 8 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

92.43.64.81 is a school in Derbyshire.... (Victuallers)

definition of symptoms of ADD for non English speaking readers

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Hi! I was born before the technological age, also.

I tried to start writing a page for people who use ESL. My housemate is from Taiwan and this writing reflects how it is that I talk to him. Could you access it? I do not know if I submitted it correctly. I do not know if there is any use for simple writing like this. Buy the "simple" wiki version was not sufficient for him. He could not read/understand it at all.

Thank-you, Lgumina (talk) 17:22, 2 July 2009 (UTC)Laura GuminaReply

Stub Eradication project

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Hi! Thanks for joining. You have rightly understood that building is the right thing to make SEWP better, I'm happy you agree with me. Best, Yotcmdr =talk to the commander= 10:50, 5 July 2009 (UTC)Reply

I worry that some editors get so excited about deleting - the task is to build and a stub is the first step. Instead of deleting them we should be adding to them, so I like the project. Add a photo, an infobox, an interwiki, a reference, a see also, it's all going to make a better wiki. --Peterdownunder (talk) 10:55, 5 July 2009 (UTC)Reply
Very well put! fr33kman talk 06:23, 10 July 2009 (UTC)Reply

Simple News Edition 9

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Flood

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Hello, if you are making many edits in a short time period, please consider granting the flood flag to yourself at Special:Userrights. Thanks, Chenzw  Talk  13:05, 13 July 2009 (UTC)Reply

Simple News Issue 10

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My RfB

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Redirect deletion

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Why are you deleting redirects such as Biel, Switzerland? These appear to be very useful (city, country format is a standard way of referring to towns) and aren't covered by any of the quick deletion of redirects rationales. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 12:54, 24 July 2009 (UTC)Reply

The article on Biel was created as Biel, so a redirect from Biel, Switzerland seemed unnecessary and had been listed for a QD. However you are probably quite right, so I will move Biel to Biel, Switzerland to keep the standard formatting in place. --Peterdownunder (talk) 22:49, 24 July 2009 (UTC)Reply

Whatever Your Name Is, I Wanna Thank You

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Dude, all I've got to say is THANK YOU for fixin' up that Haley Barbour page that I created several hours ago. Hey, do you think you could fix the Travis Childers page also? Also, there's something else I wanna ask you, are you from Australia? I ask you that because your user name is Peterdownunder. Anyway, I gotta go, talk to ya later. 24.116.26.83 (talk) 04:30, 2 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

Whatever Your Name Is, I Wanna Thank You

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Dude, all I've got to say is THANK YOU for fixin' up that Haley Barbour page that I created several hours ago. Hey, do you think you could fix the Travis Childers page also? Also, there's something else I wanna ask you, are you from Australia? I ask you that because your user name is Peterdownunder. Anyway, I gotta go, talk to ya later. 24.116.26.83 (talk) 04:30, 2 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

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Oversight

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Please go ahead and add your candidacy. I set no end date. We need at least two elected. Good luck and thanks, NonvocalScream (talk) 01:05, 8 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

Formatting Question

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Let's say I wanted to have a section of an article in 3 columns. How would I do it? And it is only possible with 2, not 3? Purplebackpack89 (talk) 18:26, 12 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

Oversightship

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Once you identify yourself to the WMF a steward will add the permissions. -DJSasso (talk) 14:01, 21 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the welcome

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Hi, Peter! Thanks for the welcome. After many years of lurking and consuming information, I finally added my first article. Thanks for your encouragement :-) Author99 (talk) 11:55, 24 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

Experimenting and that SUPERMAN page....

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One thing is that i did not create that SUPERMAN page i was just trying to help out and get it deleted. second thing is the ATB page i created is under deletion because i did not add enough notability sorry about that. Otherwise i dont see what experimenting i have been doing wrong. sorry if i have though. --72.73.98.107 (talk) 02:12, 26 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

Bedism

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Peterdownunder:

Bedism is a joke religion, not knowing how many followers it has (even though I would imagine a fair few) it is a joke. I made the mistake of putting it with new age religions when infact I did mean to put it under joke religions, my apologies.

I noticed you deleted a new site I am building about table rock lake with the notation the data was from tablerocklake.us This is partially true but since I own tablerocklake.us, the table rock Lake site can use data from my site. Please note tablerocklake.us is listed as a source for the page.

Now what do I do??

94.76.216.237

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In response to the block you placed on 94.76.216.237 (talk · contribs), please be aware that per the edit summary "we will never run out of proxies" by the editor, it is clear that it is another proxy. Mythdon (talkchanges) 06:37, 29 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

Oversight

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Dear Peter, I have just given you oversight access. Congratulations with your election. Please carefully read m:Oversight. Thanks. --Erwin (talk) 16:06, 1 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Welcome in the team. Please add your time zone (if you want to say it) to WP:OS. Good luck with the tools. Barras (talk) 07:11, 2 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Cloaking

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I request a cloak on freenode for Peterdownunder --Peterdownunder (talk) 09:44, 7 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Barnstar

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Oh, gosh! Thanks. I was an Ogden fan in my youth, and am glad to see an effort at simplifying/streamlining WP content. Scientific material is a big challenge, because the source material is so dense. I've been looking at the Evolution. There's problems with the language there, despite the star! I'll have a go at rewriting some of it without losing content (I know the subject well). You might like to visit it in a day or so to see what you think. Feel free to make suggestions -- I'm old enough to know I don't know everything... Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:50, 7 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Vandalism in progress

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199.187.120.17 is currently vandalizing. Please do something. Look at recent changes. --Bsadowski1 06:42, 8 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Special:Nuke/199.187.120.17 is very helpful. Javert (talk) 06:50, 8 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Talkback

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