User talk:David Biddulph

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The Bugle: Issue CLIII, January 2019[edit]

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Query[edit]

(junior 588 talk contribs 11:58, 9 January 2019 (UTC)) I would like to know why francistown is reverted I changed the name to city not toropo bcoz that's Tswana so let's not confuse the users.Thank you

I have blanked the parameter. That parameter is for the native name of the subject. --David Biddulph (talk) 11:59, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

But u changed it again ...The reason why am saying that its bcoz I know a lot abt Francistown but let's leave it ....(junior 588 talk contribs 15:00, 9 January 2019 (UTC))

In reference to Editing added to SAHARANPUR page[edit]

Respected sir, I’m not editing anything irrelevant I have references from relevant books and other Wikipedia pages of Marathas conquest in 1757- onwards in north India already available there. Please check them and I’m free to learn anything from you also

Sujasbir@gmail.com Schon.steels (talk) 08:29, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

If you have references you need to include them, see Help:Referencing for beginners. --David Biddulph (talk) 08:31, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Unable to use tools of references[edit]

Respected Mr David, I m grateful you offered me the link to work according to “Help: references for beginners.” For any new submission to the page. But I’m sorry to say that I’m new to such tools and couldn’t make it up. I have valid information & references to explain the missing Chain of history. I m a research scholar who works on rare unexplored scenes of history and volunteer in free classes for kids. Please help me out in other way if affordable at your end. With Regards Sujasbir@gmail.com Schon.steels (talk) 16:11, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

If you don't feel capable of editing a Wikipedia article directly, another option is to use the article's talk page to propose changes, being sure to supply details of the published reliable sources to support your proposed text. --David Biddulph (talk) 16:16, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Sir 🙏 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Schon.steels (talkcontribs) 17:50, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Inquiry[edit]

Good afternoon David, I was wondering if you could help me. I'm looking to recover the page, or at least the text, for an old user page I had created. I understand why it was deleted, and am trying to learn more about wikipedia, but I would be most indebted if I could recover the lost info. I'm at a career juncture that I need help on. Can you point me in the right direction? I'd be most indebted. Thank you! the user name is Stanton478. Thank you! -DGH — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:140:8600:D11:D52D:9086:2A1:6B0E (talk) 14:05, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

As I said at WP:Teahouse#Text recovery question from deleted user page, any recovery can be done only by an admin. In my reply there I pinged the admin who (at the request of the user who created the page) deleted the file, but if they do not respond you could ask any admin or at WP:Requests for undeletion. --David Biddulph (talk) 14:13, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

ROWING OAR SPORTS[edit]

DEAR DAVID, YOU HAVE DELETED TWICE REFERENCE TO AN OAR TYPE CALLED THE RANDALLFOIL. IT IS A LEGAL, EXISTING AND USED OAR. THE WORLD ROWING GOVERNING BODY APPROVED THE DESIGN IN AUGUEST 2018 AND I WAS ASKED TO PRESENT THE DESIGN AT THE FISA COACHES CONFENCE IN BERLIN NOV 2018. THE DESIGN IS BEING USED NOW GLOBALY. I CAN FIND MANY EXAMPLES OF COMMERCIAL ENTITIES WITH WIKIPEDIA ENTRIES INCLUDING STARWARS, BHP, MCDONNALD AND PEPSI. PLEASE ADVISE. IAN RANDALL — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ian Randall (talkcontribs) 10:43, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

The place to discuss the article is on its talk page, after you have made the mandatory declaration of paid editing and read about conflict of interest, and please don't SHOUT. --David Biddulph (talk) 10:50, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Headgear while rowing[edit]

Hi David, I was looking at your user page when I found this File:Rowing_-_USA_Lwt_4_@_World_Champs_2003.jpg. Do you know what this Nike headgear worn by the rowers is known as ? --DBigXray 13:26, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

I would call it a visor, but Wikipedia seems to refer to it as a sports visor. --David Biddulph (talk) 13:32, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks I am planning to order one (for hiking). Any suggestions or pro tip ? Face-smile.svg--DBigXray 13:44, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
I don't wear one; not enough sunshine in Britain. :-( --David Biddulph (talk) 14:29, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
BTW, I agree with Wikipedia's usage for the word Visor, I was familiar with the word visor and I had always associated this word with the helmet visor (the transparent covering on the front of the helmet). Anyway, Thanks for the kind reply. --DBigXray 15:09, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi David[edit]

Thanks for your message. I was just trying to clear messages in some messages I didn’t make words make any senses. I was trying to fix it. Thanks for letting me know. Ben Ben2719941 (talk) 05:23, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Look at my discussion page - ty in advance B3TABLASTJAY (talk) 14:04, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks David[edit]

Thanks sir for your kind information. Please give me information about the symbols ([[]], {{}},|, <, >, etc.). Also tell me how can I lock a page. Bilal190023 (talk) 10:23, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

The welcome message on your user talk page includes useful links such as to Help:Editing. That in turn has many useful links including to Help:Wikitext and Help:Cheatsheet. --David Biddulph (talk) 11:31, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Bilal190023 (talk) 02:55, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

Northern Macedonia to NATO.[edit]

On February 6, 2019, NATO representatives signed a protocol on the accession of Northern Macedonia to NATO. SOURCE https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_163078.htm — Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.32.221.161 (talk) 17:43, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

ABDUR189949[edit]

He is my friend. He requested me to help him in creating his page. This is not my second account. See his talk page (my message). Bilal190023 (talk) 14:50, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLIV, February 2019[edit]

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Sailing on the Thames[edit]

Hello David - Thank you for your feedback re Sailing on the Thames. Could you clarify, for this rather long-term IT user and teacher, but relative stranger to Wikipedia editing, what was wrong with my recent edit? Thank you. PW — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pwat (talkcontribs) 14:15, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

The link I gave you was to WP:External links. --David Biddulph (talk) 14:59, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Dornie[edit]

Hello David,

Sorry about the entry on Dornie. Something went wrong with the edit. I was intending to go back in and re-edit it and add references etc.

Cheers, William Jamie Stuart 11:20, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes, I assumed that you were having trouble with the edit; that's why I marked it as reversion of a good-faith edit. Safest to check with "Show preview" before you save. --David Biddulph (talk) 11:23, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank you David. Jamie Jamie Stuart 19:06, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Metre[edit]

OOPS. I was trying to revert the valdalism / good faith edit by Universe128 who changed the year from 2019 to 2018, but I didn't check the facts closely enough, and didn't realise I caught your edit in my reversal. Sorry about that, and thanks for fixing it. Carlroddam (talk) 03:26, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Understood. Easily done. --David Biddulph (talk) 03:27, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Kendal MC[edit]

Hi David. Thanks for this which is right by any reasonable standard of sanity. However, I note the related problem that the current infobox image is of such a son/daughter-of-Satan corruption, perversion and general wrongness. I wonder if we can fix it? Cheers DBaK (talk) 19:05, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Non-free images[edit]

Thank you for your note on my talk page. I pick up the picture from an other wiki web page for the First Sea Lord. I believe if it is ok from a wiki page it is for the first Sea lord web page. I do have difficulties to embed picture in some web page (Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy as exemple. Let me know what could I do. — Preceding unsigned comment added by P2bn (talkcontribs) 17:05, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Have you read the links I provided, to WP:non-free images and to WP:non-free use rationale? --David Biddulph (talk) 19:43, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Canary Islands[edit]

Why u change order of Canary? Alphabetic order, population order and who appears in law.

Why is the reason you change Santa Cruz first? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Greatwish (talkcontribs) 08:40, 9 March 2019 (UTC)


False, the correct form is: Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. See the Spanish version: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canarias

The user Greatwish, it's a puppet account of Enciclopiedicomutante, Nicert, Canary88 and Atlantecan. All these are puppet accounts that have been blocked in Spanish, see here Canary88, But he continues to create puppet accounts to vandalize.--87.223.111.202 (talk) 09:19, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

The user has created another account Spanishwikilp.--87.223.111.202 (talk) 13:38, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLV, March 2019[edit]

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