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Ruth Warrick[edit]

I removed the images from Ruth Warrick because I was unsure as to the source. Please cite your sources in more detail. Mike H 08:02, Feb 15, 2005 (UTC)

Emmy Award winners category[edit]

I don't think the Emmy Award winners category is truly representative, because most of the few entries there are Daytime actors, who should probably belong in a category called Daytime Emmy Award winners, or something to that effect. Mike H 23:26, Feb 24, 2005 (UTC)

I can do that for you! :) Mike H 23:40, Feb 24, 2005 (UTC)

Soap article policy proposal[edit]

Since you edit soap articles, I figure you might be interested in the policy proposal I've brought up on the talk page for the Soap WikiProject. If you haven't done so yet, be sure to sign your name on the regular page, noting that you support the work in such a project. Mike H 08:05, Mar 9, 2005 (UTC)

One Life to Live[edit]

Hi, I realize that the policy regarding who should be listed under cast is still ongoing but Shanelle Workman has confirmed in numerous sources that she has started taping The Bold and the Beautiful so this isn't exactly a rumor. User:Dowew

Whether or not it's a rumor is not really relevant. Like I stated on the proposed policy page, until the show gets aired, there's no guarantee that she will become a current cast member. As it is now, she just started taping. Many things can happen between now and then that could alter the fate of those tapes; death, bad review from focus groups or viewers, infighting between the cast, etc. It's not unheard of for previous tapings (of anything, not just soaps) to be scrapped and redone, for those reasons. Sometimes you see a character appear in a show and it seems s/he's given more prominence, but then you never see them again. Most people don't think twice about it, but it does happen, and it makes you wonder what happened there. This is an encylopedia, not a gossip or breaking news site. If you have to edit the article in a month because the "current cast member" (who really isn't) won't become one, then I think you're missing the point. --jag123 21:12, 10 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Order of Canada[edit]

Thanks for contributing to Wikipedia. I noticed you are adding "OC" to some Officers of the Order of Canada. However, just adding OC is not very helpful, since there's no indication of what the letters tand for. It would be better to add it as [[Order of Canada|O.C.]]. That way readers will be taken directly to the correct article. Cheers, -Willmcw 23:24, Mar 13, 2005 (UTC)

If your brother is making edits on your account without your permission then I recommend that you change your password. Naturally, you are responsible for what is done by your account. -Willmcw 01:12, Mar 15, 2005 (UTC)

Welcome!

Hello, Dowew, Welcome to Wikipedia!
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Happy editing!

You didn't do anything wrong. I just noticed that you were a new user, so I posted a "map" of Wikipedia here. JarlaxleArtemis 06:24, Mar 20, 2005 (UTC)

Sherlock Holmes[edit]

Star Trek (Data) already has a whole paragraph in the "Other Media" section. I don't know that your recent edit is needed, in light of that. Turnstep 16:56, Mar 21, 2005 (UTC)

Book cover[edit]

I don't think I took it out because I didn't think she wrote it; I don't doubt that. I took it out because the article in its present form has no room for the other picture. Mike H 23:02, Apr 21, 2005 (UTC)

Lifetime Achievement[edit]

They should be included. An Emmy is an Emmy. Mike H 18:00, May 3, 2005 (UTC)

Proof of Granger and Davis, Jr. awards[edit]

IMDb article of One Life to Live awards Please fix this ASAP as Farley Granger and Sammy Davis, Jr. both won awards for 'One Life to Live'.

Baldwin brothers category[edit]

This sort of stuff belongs in WP:CFD, not in my user talk page. (I hope you already put it in CFD.) --ssd 05:44, 4 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Order of Canada[edit]

I made the corrections and suggestions you have placed on the talk page. Thanks for doing it. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 12:33, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Pictures of the Provincial orders[edit]

Hey, I would go here, http://www.forces.gc.ca/hr/dhh/honours_awards/engraph/med1_e.asp?cat=3, to get the pictures of the Orders. We can use those under current Canada Crown Copyright rules. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 19:53, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Victoria Cross (Canada)[edit]

After we are done with the Order of Canada, this is my next project. Of course, there is little much we can do with this article than what I have done already, but we can see what we can do. I will try to draw some images, but I have no clue on how the house hunting will go. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 20:48, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Privy Council[edit]

Your assumption that official opposition leaders are automatically made privy coucillors is incorrect. In fact, it's a relatively rare occurance. AndyL 02:00, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Duceppe was offered Privy Council membership some time after 9/11 but refused. Bouchard is a member of the Privy Council by virtue of having been a Cabinet minister and is listed under Mulroney ministers. Day was never sworn into the Privy Council so he is not listed. AndyL 02:02, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Long time no see[edit]

Well, what do you think about the two article forks I created for the Order of Canada? Zscout370 (Sound Off) 19:38, 10 August 2005 (UTC)

Governor General Chain[edit]

Here is the chain I was talking about, with Clarkson wearing it: http://www.cpachter.com/biography/images_biography/1-OC-Apr-2000.jpg. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 18:27, 13 August 2005 (UTC)

Smokey Smith[edit]

I'm afraid you have the wrong man; while I copyedited the image caption to let the elements flow better, none of the actual content was mine.

Still, good to know you got it all sorted. :D Radagast 02:36, August 14, 2005 (UTC)

Bob Welch[edit]

Why did you add a reference to Bob Welch being a Privy Councillor when he was not? Homey 21:25, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

In future, please check the official list. One doesn't become a privy councillor by virtue of being a provincial cabinet minister. Homey 21:28, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

Tell your brother then:) BTW, Welch isn't "The Honourable" since provincial cabinet ministers only have that honorific while in office (that's someone else's mistake, though). Homey 21:35, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia style[edit]

Please take a look at the Manual of Style. It says:

If possible, make the title the subject of the first sentence of the article (as opposed to putting it in the predicate). In any case, the title should appear as early as possible in the article — preferably in the first sentence.
The first time the title is mentioned in the article, put it in bold using three apostrophes. Here's an example: article title produces article title. You should not put links in the title.

Since "The Honourable", "PC", "MP", "BA", "CC", LLB" and so on, are not part of the article title, they should not be in bold. This is not my preference: this is part of the Wikipeida Manual of Style.

I hope this helps. Thanks, Ground Zero | t 19:55, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

Ummm... it is actually most of the articles that you are editing, including Pat Carney, Charles Tupper, and Donald Fleming, hich you have just edited. Please follow WIkipeida style, i.e.,

  • The Honourable Winslow Percivel Shuttleworth, LL.B., CM, OC,

not

  • The Honourable Winslow Percivel Shuttleworth, LL.B., CM, OC,

Thanks, Ground Zero | t 05:07, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

Pepys FRS, BA[edit]

Hello Dowew, do you really think that adding FRS and BA after Pepys' name at the head of the article about him improves it?

Surely Samuel Pepys is too well known for that? Being an FRS is a great achievement, but Pepys has even greater claims to fame which are all set out in the Interests and Achievements section.

Please consider changing it back

Thanks Thruston 00:04, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

Guidelines[edit]

Hi Dowew, glad to see you have "uncloaked", and decided to use a proper account rather than just contribute as User:24.103.139.242. I do have a few suggestions for the use of bold facing in the name line: i) Per the Manual of Style, normally only the name itself, or a part of the name reasonably expected to be used as a redirect should be bolded. Therefore prenomial styles should not be bolded (i.e. Honourable would not be bolded, whereas Sir or Dame technically becomes part of the name and is indeed frequently used as a redirect term and should therefore be bolded; ii. Bolding an interpolated nickname is OK, as it is usually an implied redirect term (e.g. John "Bud" Spud could all be bolded because Bud Spud should have been set up as a redirect; iii. Similarily, postnomial honours, which you are fond of adding, would NOT generally expected to be used as a redirect term, and therefore should NOT be bolded.
A related issue is your preference for wikilinks for Sir, etc. in the name line. However, the use of wikilinks within either the name or a part of the name for which there is a reasonable redirect should not be used per the Manual of Style — there is always an opportunity later in the article to mention when the knighthood was awarded, and this is the appropriate time to wiki that link.
Finally, for things like Canadian Senators, you have been adding what essentially amounts to a job title. While it seems like those that are in favour of prenomial styles such The Honourable are generally having their way these days, a term like senator is not really a formal honourific, and there is no need to add these — lest we would be adding continously cluttering up articles by adding prenomial terms like "Author", "Bricklayer", etc. which is clearly pointless.
I hope that you now see why so many of your previous edits have been modified by myself and others, and trust that you will adhere more closely to the prefered guidelines in the future. Please do not hesistate to contact me if you have any further questions. Regards, Fawcett5 13:40, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

Parliament Bios[edit]

Hi Dowew, thanks for helping out by adding links to the Library of Parliament webpage for Canadian politicians. I just wanted to point out that I usually create these links with a handy template: {{Subst:Parlbio|ID=x}}

Note that the language used by the current version of the template differs a bit from the text I used to put in (and which you are now apparently adding by hand). I updated the language to something a bit more specific, since it turns out the parlbio pages include only federal political experience, not local or provincial. At some point a robot will be going through and changing the old entries to match the new language.... Cheers, Fawcett5 04:31, 13 September 2005 (UTC)

WGA Membership[edit]

Happy to help. If you have a hard time finding an answer from the WGA, let me know. I hang out at a private BBS for WGA members, and there are a bunch of folks there with a lot of experience and knowledge who might be able to help out.

Best, Jacobw 13:24, 1 October 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know the results of your research. Interesting stuff. And, by the way, kudos to you for taking it on yourself to write articles about TV writers, who so often get ignored in favor of the more glamorous actors who say the lines the writers wrote!

Best, Jacobw 16:26, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

right} For your work on Order of Canada, I present you this Barnstar. Thank you. Zach (Sound Off) 01:27, 6 October 2005 (UTC)

Saving Text for later implementation[edit]

The Canadian Meritorious Service Decorations are part of the Canadian Honour System. The Decoration was created by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1984 to recognize individuals whose specific deeds or activities over a limited period of time. This period of time is limited to 5 minutes to 5 years.

This is both a military and civilian decoration, and each category have two levels: Meritorious Service Cross (Military and Civil) and Meritorious Service Medal (Military and Civil).

Recipients must have

  • demonstrated an outstanding level of service; or
  • set an exemplary standard of achievement; and
  • brought honour or benefit to Canada

The accomplishment for which a recipient is honoured must have taken place after June 11, 1984.

Dianne L. Haskett, former mayor of London[edit]

Haskett was not the first Ontario mayor to be found guilty of a human rights violation. It was Hamilton mayor Morrow who was for not issuing a pride proclamation. That case predated the Haskett case and was used as a precedent in Haskett's Board of Inquiry hearing. Barry Wells 03:33, 28 November 2005 (UTC)

The case involving Hamilton's mayor is cited as Oliver v. Morrow and it was used as a precedent in the Haskett case. Barry Wells 00:05, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

Matthew Good[edit]

"(which Good seems to be selling and promoting exclusively)"

Not that it matters, and not that I disagree with the statement's removal, but I think you misunderstood what that meant. If you go to Matt's official store (at MapleMusic), the Deluxe edition is the only one that's offered. And when he was out promoting the disc, the only version he talked about was the Deluxe one - it was as if the Standard edition didn't exist. -- ChrisB 03:40, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

Screencaps of Adrienne Clarkson[edit]

It is not fair use to use copyrighted images on a talk page. These will be deleted soon as orphaned fair use images. -Nv8200p talk 18:02, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Royal Order of Victoria and Albert[edit]

It is correct that no conferments of the Order have been made since the death of Queen Victoria. However after her death the existing members of the Order continued to be members, so there needed to be a Sovereign for the Order. That is why all the monarchs from Victoria to Elizabeth II have become Sovereign (something that would happen automatically, rather than being conferred on them). I expect that there will no longer be any living members of the Order, which as you suggest puts it in the same category as the Order of St Patrick.--George Burgess 10:44, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

I knew about the Nickle Resolution[edit]

I knew about the Nickle Resolution, because of the Conrad, Baron Black of Crossharbour affair. New Zealand's banning of the conferral of titles has also been condemned by the Monarchist League of New Zealand as well. - (Aidan Work 03:41, 5 January 2006 (UTC))

Canada and fair use[edit]

If you are prepared to tag the images as {{Non-free fair use in}} and provide a full fair use rationale, see Wikipedia:Fair use for instructions, for each image then there shouldn't be a problem. However consider that a requirement for fair use is that the image is necessary to help explain the text, adding images of people with a medal for the purpose of decoration is not acceptable for fair use.--nixie 02:03, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Sheila Copps photo[edit]

Hi. No, I am not Andy Schott! Someone tagged the image incorrectly. I have fixed it. -- Earl Andrew - talk 07:37, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Your bot deleted Adrienne Clarkson's official portrait[edit]

Hi,

Unfortunately, your bot deleted the official portrait of former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson. I assume that this was because it was tagged as Canadian Crown Copyright, which is no longer a valid tag, and should have been replaced with the Canadian Political Figure Tag. Unfortunately, since Clarkson's term came to an end last year I dont believe the image is availavle online anymoreat gg.ca. During her tenure as Vice-Regal representative the image (featuring Clarkson wearing the Order of Canada against a Green Background) was made available in high-quality download free of charge to anyone who wanted an image of the head-of-state, or as a glossy print for a minimal fee. It was most definately fair use since it was created for the purpose of being an official image of the queen's representative. Is there any way to undelete it ? Dowew 22:30, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

OrphanBot keeps a cache of all images it's dealt with, so I've re-uploaded the image. It's at Image:Aclarkson.jpg, and I've tagged it as a "promotional photo". --Carnildo 23:14, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

Talk:Peerage of Scotland[edit]

Hi. I have attempted to answer your question there. Doops | talk 03:48, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

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Daytime Emmy Award Winners[edit]

In April 2005 you added the Category:Daytime Emmy Awards winners to an enormous number of people, including David Bowie. I can't find any evidence for that. What is your evidence, please? Note that Bowie has been nominated in 2006, after your posting, and not necessarily for the daytime. The other article I looked at was for Barbara Walters. Do you have evidence for that? Hu 16:52, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Michael Jeffries[edit]

what is GCL? Xtra 05:16, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

I came here to ask the same thing, but have since found it may be referring to a PNG award called "Logohu (Bird of Paradise) award" [1] which I believe is fairly new and the highest award given in that country. -- Iantalk 05:39, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
Someone who knows about it should make a page on it so we can link it. Xtra 02:48, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

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Conrad Black[edit]

Hi Dowew, thanks for your queries.

The KCSG award is made by the Vatican in recognition of contributions to Catholic causes.
I originally used a commercial news database to research the KCSG/PC title of Conrad Black.

Those references are not available publicly online, so I found new ones Below are links to official reports and stock filings from various Canadian companies Lord Black of Crossharbour was a director or chairman of. do a word search for e.g. "Crossharbour" in these documents and you'll come across his profile and full title including the "KCSG" and the "PC(Can)". In the case of the first Hollinger link, the PC is notated as "PC(C)", though if you look in the full Hollinger annual reports rather than the 10-K (the annual US securities filing), the "PC(Can)" notation is used in the letter to shareholders from Black. (You can look for the that Hollinger annual report on the Canadian securities filings SEDAR database - http://www.sedar.com/search/search_en.htm ) In the other two filings, from Canwest and CIBC, the "PC(Can)" is used.

I hope that answers you questions. Bwithh 01:24, 9 April 2006 (UTC)
Further note - the London Gazette uses the notation PC (Can) see this link. No mention of KCSG there, though its possible that it was awarded after Nov 2001 and/or possibly, as the Queen is the head of the Protestant Church of England, Catholic knighthoods may not be formally recognized in official royal communications of this kind. Bwithh 02:01, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Commons Images[edit]

Thanks for the note about the commons and uploading images. When I get a chance, I'll try and put all those images from Burke's Armory in the commons. Have a wonderful day.--Evadb 11:32, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

I've added the images to the commons. Thanks for the tip.--Evadb 06:31, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Order of Jamaica[edit]

You Wrote:
Hi, thanks for creating the page on the Orders of Jamaica. I just wanted to point out that the Governor General of Canada is not the soverign. She is the Chancellor, in the head of the Orders as proxy for the Soverign, who by their constitutions is the Queen of Canada, currently Elizabeth II.

Thanks for the note. I'm not sure I understand the point of your message. I didn't think that my article implied that the Governor General was the sovereign of the Orders of Jamaica, or any other orders, for that matter. Maybe you can clarify what you're saying for me. Thanks.--Eva db 20:57, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

You Wrote:
Hi Sorry, I read your article too quickly. I though it said that the GG was soverign. However according to 1 Elizabeth II is soverign of the orders. So who is soverign ? The Jamaican GG ? Also The Jamaican honours system has another page on wikipedia 2. I just found it. Dowew 22:07, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Well, according to the Jamaican government's website, it may be the Governor General of Jamaica. The link which gives the Independence Day Honours from 2005, says that the Governor General is making appointments to these orders on the advice of the Prime Minister. If you contrast that to the Canada Gazette Order of Canada appointments in 2001, it would seem that the appointments were made by Adrienne Clarkson "in her capacity as Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada". This would lead me to belive that she is not actually the soveriegn of the order. In Jamaica, the appointments seem to be made in a different capacity. I'm hoping that this makes sense because I'm not sure I get it!? Have a nice day.--Eva db 07:41, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Hey...I've been trying to fix up and clean up some of these Jamaican honours articles. You can see some of it at Jamaican honours system. Let me know what you think and you are welcome to help improve it.--Eva db 09:02, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Baron Thomson of Fleet[edit]

See my edits. You might like to have a quick look at Heir Apparent and then compare to Heir Presumptive You'll see I've removed the daughters which aren't really needed if the presumptive is included but I would like to tidy it up. In an ideal world we would have the full name of the HP in his father's article so that it would be easy to see the who the hp is from that. Atm the second baron's children are listed listed as "three children: David, Peter and Lynne." I presume Ken is a second name of the second son or somesuch. If so if you know the full names that would help clarify things. Alci12 13:00, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Prince Charles SOM[edit]

I received the information from the Wikipedia article on the order. --Ibagli 14:56, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

I found a press release about him being made an honorary member of the order, and another one about Prince Edward receiving it. --Ibagli 15:46, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Image:Guypaulmorinpaintingfromnationalgalleryofcanada.jpg[edit]

Hello, I'm just wondering why this image is considered public domain? The website linked doesn't seem to say that it is free of copyright. - SimonP 21:02, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Order of Canada / Queen Mum[edit]

Well, the Queen Mum was the wife of the King--she was a Queen consort, not a sovereign. This is different from Queen Elizabeth II, who is our sovereign. The Queen mum was in some ways what Prince Philip is. Of course, it's a bit different, since wives of reigning kings are queens, but husbands of reigning queens are not kings. The point, I think, is that there is no argument--she wasn't Canadian, and she wasn't sovereign over Canada, so the argument of Canadian citizenship by sovereignty over Canada doesn't work either. OzLawyer 23:26, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

British Commonwealth Honours Systems[edit]

Have you ever thought about writing articles on these such as the honours systems of such countries as Zimbabwe,Pakistan,India,South Africa,& the Maldive Islands? You can insert Category:British Commonwealth Honours Systems at the bottom of each article. - (124.197.12.114 04:30, 29 July 2006 (UTC))

I`ve never considered writing articles about them as I am not familiar with them. The best I would be able to do is a hack job based on a few web sources. And lets face it, if someone wants to learn about them everyone can do a goggle search :) --Dowew 15:27, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Dowew,have you thought about writing articles on the honours systems of each of the Canadian provinces? - (222.152.211.6 03:17, 30 July 2006 (UTC))

They already exist.--Dowew 23:20, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

Man in Image[edit]

Thanks for the clarification. --Deenoe 12:42, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Canadian Privy Council Cases[edit]

Dowew,have you ever thought about writing an article called List of Canadian Privy Council cases? This would contain a list of civil,constitutional,& criminal cases that were appealed from the Canadian courts to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.It is interesting to note that the final Canadian case before the JCPC was decided in 1959 - 10 years after the Act of Parliament abolishing all Privy Council appeals. Lists of cases for the various provinces such as a List of Nova Scotian Privy Council cases should be compiled,as there is interest in these from people studying case law. - (202.180.98.221 03:10, 31 August 2006 (UTC))

I don't have the knowledge or time to do that. Dowew 06:27, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

Images of John Ralston Saul[edit]

Hi.

I sent you a message a while back while you were on holiday but you didn't respond to it (its above on this page). OrphanBot deleted an image of Dr. John Ralston Saul called Bigphotojonralstonsaulcc.jpg on 09:52, 7 April 2006.


This was Dr. Saul's official photography from the website of the Governor General of Canada (Saul was Viceregal consort of Canada). The photo was taken by Rideau Hall which is linked to the Department of National Defence of Canada. I know this means it was not Public Domain, however, it was produced with the intention that it be readily available to the general public. It was available in high resolution downloan on www.gg.ca, and was also available for free as a glossy print to anyone who called a 1-800 number or wrote to Rideau Hall (for example if the Royal Canadian Legion wanted a new photo of the Vice-Regal Consort...a really useless role and im sure there weren't many requests).

Since there is no pd alternative, I think it can safely be reuploaded and put on the page as either a promotional photo or as an official canadian politician photo {{Canada-politician-photo}} (although the vice-regal consort, as consort to the head of state is above politics...but Saul openly questioned the Government of Paul Martin so he really wasn't...

Anyway, he was going to speak at my University and I was going to print off that photo for him to sign, but it was gone. And since he and Adrienne Clarkson are no longer in office the photo is not available on gg.ca anymore. If you can't reupload it, can you possible e-mail it to me ?

Thanks Dowew 08:37, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Are you sure you've got the image name correct? OrphanBot's logs don't show it ever having encountered an image with that name. --Carnildo 07:44, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
In responce to your post above, yes, the name is correct see [[2]]. Does OrphanBot delete the log after a while or something ? Dowew 20:46, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
OrphanBot didn't remove the image from that page. It was removed on May 23, 2006 by 69.195.23.55, and deleted on July 13 by Petros471 as an unused fair-use image. You might be confusing this with OrphanBot's removal of Image:Jrs jyt230.jpg on April 7. The image was deleted recently enough that it's probably possible to undelete it; try contacting Petros471. --Carnildo 05:17, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

I've restored Image:Bigphotojonralstonsaulcc.jpg, tagged it with the fair use template you suggested and added it to John Ralston Saul. To make sure the image stays as fair use in the article it might be a good idea to upload a lower resolution version. Petros471 13:43, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

MBE medal[edit]

Hi Dowew,

It's mine (awarded 2000) - I simply put it on the scanner plate and scanned both sides of it... -- ChrisO 09:25, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

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Rushton study[edit]

HI ya, if you happen to have a link to an on-line version of the campus paper with that quote you mention, please post it. Best Regards, Pete.Hurd 22:22, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Yes, a scan would be great, thanks! Pete.Hurd 21:32, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

politician vs. political candidate[edit]

The term politician “... includes people who hold decision making positions in government, and people who seek those positions ...”

As both past leader of a political party that ran election campaigns, and as a candidate himself, Jim Harris is certainly a politician since he has been “seek[ing] those positions”. —GrantNeufeld 06:58, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

You wrote:

“By that definition of politician, wouldn't someone running as a candidate for the Official Monster Raving Loony Party be considered a politician ?”

Yes. Anyone who runs for political office is by definition a politician. Just because you don’t like to think of them as politicians because you consider their campaigns to be “fake” does not change the definition of the word. Being unsuccessful at winning an election does not in any way diminish the fact that a person who runs for political office is a politician.

You wrote further:

“The term politician, is far too broad to be used for everyone who has ever run for political office.”

No. It is definitely a broad enough term to encompass precisely that: “This includes people who hold decision making positions in government, and people who seek those positions,…” In no way is the term limited to “people who successfully seek…” or “people who seek with a perception that they have hope of actually achieving…”

GrantNeufeld 18:07, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

thanks![edit]

Got 'em, Thanks! Pete.Hurd 21:26, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Sylvia Fedoruk[edit]

The photo that you inquired about (Image:Sylvia Fedoruk.jpg) is from the following site: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/women/002026-819-e.html If you have any more questions, let me know. Thanks for your help! Scotwood72 06:49, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

BRoy Style Guide[edit]

I've just created a proposal for our Style Guide - HERE - please do discuss it on the talk page // DBD 12:56, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

Order of Canada[edit]

I think http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmorgan/90904649/ could replace the photo we have of Anka getting his order from Clarkson. We could always crop the other lady out, since the photo is under the CC-BY license and we can modify it. How does this work for you? User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 01:01, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Wikimedia Commons & Me[edit]

Hi there. In response to your message about uploading images to Commons, I am indeed registered there and upload images to the site. I usually decide whether to upload an image to Commons depending on the perceived likelihood that an article on the subject would be created in another language's wiki and I confess to thinking only of Denison as Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land when uploading the picture. --Roisterer 02:15, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

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BRoy titles templates poll[edit]

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What is this order ?[edit]

As 2 months have passed, I'm giving you a link to your question in Juan Carlos I talk page.

talk:Juan Carlos I of Spain#What is this order ?

Regards, Maurice27 05:34, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Katharine of Aragon[edit]

Hello there. Just wondering if you could give some advice on a debate on the Catherine of Aragon page regarding the spelling of her name. There is some heated discussion on the discussion page, could you drop by and add your thoughts?? CheersPaul75 01:12, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Kenojuak Ashevak[edit]

I don't really see how the Order of Canada is the same as a Service medal. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 02:35, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

OK. THe only thing is that other well meaning people who know she has the medal but not the background are likly to think of it as as service medal. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 02:48, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

List of Wikipedians by number of total starsList of users by number of total stars[edit]

I have just started a article with the title mentioned above. Perhaps it would be interesting contributing\starting with me to this list; it might be fun if their is some kind of a competition between several users, to be on top of that list! Maybe some people would go and work harder, do more, contribute more, and vandalise less! Not take it 'too seriously; its just for fun, and feel free to add yourself to the list! So, what do you say?

the Old and respectable Kashwialariski 16:18, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Bill Clinton[edit]

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Order of the Rising Sun[edit]

Heya,

Are all works by the US Federal Government or Military public domain ? I found [3] this image of an American office getting the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun and think it might highlight an expanded article on the subject. Dowew 03:47, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Yes, we can use the photo. Works by the Federal Government and the US Military are public domain. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 03:51, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

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Email[edit]

zscout370 at hotmail dot com. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 01:08, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

They should be fine, but I am not sure where I would put the images. Plus, they are always welcome on the Wikimedia Commons. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 03:23, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

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Ask for help[edit]

Would you mind add some references of the Inter-service decorations of the United States military?

Thank you.--东北虎(Manchurian Tiger) 08:58, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

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Paul Reeves[edit]

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Queen's Service Order[edit]

Hi, I undid the undo you made to the article, because the text is not free (as stated in the comment to rev. 132911764). I'm just telling you this to avoid any misunderstanding, and to emphasise that its not vandalism on my part. The original website the text was copied from, is http://www.beehive.govt.nz/ViewDocument.aspx?DocumentID=29454 .

Thanks, 118.90.118.57 (talk) 11:12, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

  • thanks, although I think since its factual information we can probably find a NZ press release on it...the redoing of the categories is a pretty significant change. Dowew (talk) 00:04, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

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You might be interested in...[edit]

I am withdrawing from all monarchy-related articles, for reasons listed at AN if you really want to know. But.. I saw this rather surprising move as I was clearing out my watchlist. You might wish to investigate--looks like more POV unsupported by references. roux ] [x] 19:56, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

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Cruz[edit]

First, if the name of the category doesn't apply, it doesn't apply. It is not down to people who object to rename the category to cure your mistake. Second, your sources aren't reliable ones for the proposition that he is a Canadian citizen. Third, this topic has been discussed on the talk page in the past, and it is now your responsibility to gain consensus there before insisting on your edits again. Fourth, Geoff Davis hasn't been in that category since October, so sorry, but that is a bad example. Finally, why is it so important to you to flag up his Canadian connections in the categories? And if so, why keep insisting on such a weak choice of category? -Rrius (talk) 13:32, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

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Richard J. Schmeelk moved to draftspace[edit]

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