User talk:Jim.henderson

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Good luck and happy changing! Osiris (talk) 01:04, 22 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Template messages for user talkpages[change source]

Jim, when you revert a piece of vandalism, such as the blanking of Ancient Greece, please put a message on the user's talk page. This helps to build up a picture for later occasions. The list of messages are at Wikipedia:User talk page warnings. Thanks, Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:32, 11 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Placing Commons category templates[change source]

Hi, Jim. I noticed that you added Commons category templates to a couple of articles recently. You probably didn't know, but there are directions about where to put those and other sister project link templates. The ones you added to Bay Area Rapid Transit and Body-painting weren't in the right place, so I moved them. The information about where they go is in the documentation for Template:Commons category. That information also applies to any sister project templates in an article (Wikiquote, Wikispecies, etc.). Please read that and let me know if you have any questions -- it's not completely straightforward, because placement depends on what else is in the article. Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 00:19, 11 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Ah. Thanks. I've been putting them in places that result in a good layout on my screen. But of course they will look different on other screens. Jim.henderson (talk) 01:46, 11 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Packaging[change source]

Don't forget to do something about this. Or ask for it to be deleted. Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:25, 8 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Patroller[change source]

Hello Jim.Henderson,

I think you are a trusted user, so I have given you the patroller flag as well. Thank you for your contributions. --Eptalon (talk) 22:10, 11 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Wild Blocks 1[change source]

please report him/her for vandalism. thank you. --Fdena (talk) 23:36, 22 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

November 2015[change source]

Information icon Hello, I'm Krett12. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Syrian civil war, but you didn't provide a reliable source. It's been removed and archived in the page history for now, but if you'd like to include a citation and re-add it, please do so! If you need guidance on referencing, please see Wikipedia:Citing sources, or if you think I made a mistake, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. If you have a citation, feel free to remake the edit with the citation Krett12 (talk) 01:15, 5 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

My edits.[change source]

Hi Jim how are you? Am I editing to fast? If so please redirect me. Thank you. --DonLandry2 (talk) 20:24, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Lord Darnley[change source]

Thanks for creating the article on Lord Darnley! When I created the one on Margaret Tudor, I saw that we were missing articles on some of her more notable relatives, so thanks for helping fix that! --Auntof6 (talk) 06:26, 8 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks. I saw you add yet another red link to the fellow and decided he was much needed. Wow, I thought English politics of the time were ferocious but the Scotts make them look tame. You of course soon greatly improved him. Preparing for Wikipedia Day will make this a busy week for me but later I may get to adding a bit more and maybe seek other interesting red royals. Jim.henderson (talk) 00:46, 9 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]

RfD nomination of Full moon[change source]

An editor has requested deletion of Full moon, an article you created. We appreciate your changes, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article meets Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in his/her nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

Please comment on the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2016/Full moon and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).

You may also change the article during the discussion to address the nominator's concerns. But you should not remove the requests for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate. Thank you very much. PokestarFan (talk) 00:05, 24 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Flying Fickle Finger[change source]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to make helpful changes to Wikipedia. However, some of your changes, like those to "Regions of France", did not seem to be helpful and have been reverted or removed. If you want to try out changing Wikipedia to learn more about how it works, please use the sandbox. Thank you. Auntof6 (talk) 03:28, 8 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Really? This kind of message on the talk page of an editor who has been with us for at least 3 years? The edit was likely an honest mistake (or a bug in the mobile app which I recall he mentioned a few days ago). Chenzw  Talk  03:51, 8 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
How about you let Jim say if he was offended by this? No offense of any kind was meant. I have never subscribed to "Don't template the regulars". I don't always use templates, but when I do it's because they are a quick shorthand way of getting a message across, nothing more or less. When I get a templated message, I assume it's because the sender didn't want to spend time writing something that we already have a template for. I don't have a problem with that. See en:WP:DTTR#AGF. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:05, 8 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]

No worry at all, even had I been right. As it happens, it was a tablet mistouch, not noticed due to haste. Yes, the vagueness of the template makes it slightly scary but we old-timers must know that even the rightly well respected don't always have time for precision. Jim.henderson (talk) 16:26, 8 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]

I don't appreciate that kind of thing either. There's a reason the template says "Welcome to Wikipedia". Krett12 (talk) 16:30, 8 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
In case someone may wonder, bugs in the iPad mobile app have given me less trouble in reading in recent weeks. Its editing feature is crude but I have never seen it do things that I would classify as buggy. I sometimes edit by browser in Mobile mode, partly because bugs in the reading part of the app often send me there, and partly to learn the various ways of using the little screen. As for the mistake in question, none of the above. Rather, I was using Visual Editor with the desktop page and iPad. I might blame it on the poor fit between iPad's browser and Vis Ed, but nobody would have seen the error if I had reviewed properly before saving. Mostly I use the little screen for Simple, first because the small article and small screen fit each other nicely, and second on the theory that errors here are less seen than in the real Wikipedia. However, I also do several edits there and in Coommons each week by iPad. This edit, on the other hand, is using the real computer, partly because it is long. Jim.henderson (talk) 20:39, 8 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the tip[change source]

You responded to a talk page post on the article, fat. You had good advice. Would you mind going back and adding your signature so that my students can reply to you knowing who to address in their response? Swim123blue (talk) 19:37, 10 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Category on WP:VIP[change source]

I reverted your adding a category to WP:VIP as probable vandalism, but maybe it was a mistouch on a touch screen. In any event, please be careful. Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:03, 26 July 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Ah. Indeed, it's my fault and a mistouch. Not my finger, but I was distracted when an extraordinarily clumsy newbie was learning to handle the iPad. Thank you, StevenJ81. Jim.henderson (talk) 23:21, 26 July 2016 (UTC)[reply]

why did u remove infobox on The Alamo??? I know i had a bad picture though. 2601:6C4:205:AAC0:39F7:9442:2CD6:AA1C (talk) 00:50, 20 December 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Help[change source]

why u remove infobox? on Alamo??? 2601:6C4:205:AAC0:39F7:9442:2CD6:AA1C (talk) 00:52, 20 December 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Huh? I see the tnfobox. Jim.henderson (talk) 03:36, 20 December 2016 (UTC)[reply]

January 2017[change source]

Information.svg Hello, Jim.henderson. When you revert a user's changes, like you did earlier, don't forget to leave the user a message on their talk page. You may find Template:User talk page warnings/table useful when doing this, to let them know that the change was considered inappropriate, and to direct them to the sandbox. Thank you. Pkbwcgs (talk) 13:21, 14 January 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Can you please leave a warning after reverting vandalism? Without warnings, the administrators can't block the persistent vandals. J991 16:41, 10 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Warnings are not required for blocking, nor are you required to warn. Its just some admins who like to see warnings to block. But warnings are not required for blocking. -DJSasso (talk) 15:08, 3 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Question nowiki[change source]

Is there a particular reason you added <nowiki/> with this edit? I've seen that kind of stand-alone tag in other places, and I usually remove it. Does it serve some purpose that I'm missing? --Auntof6 (talk) 13:01, 7 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]

It doesn't serve a purpose that I know of, unless the makers of Visual Editor want it to leave a distinctive mark. For short articles I mostly use VisEd, in part because I coach newbies at edit-a-thons and ought to be accustomed to the methods recommended for them. It often adds those unnecessary bits of code, particularly when linking words that are plural in the sentence but singular in the article name. When doing something with the old accustomed markup editor I also see and usually remove those tags.
OK, that would explain why I see it in so many places. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 13:43, 7 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]

January 2018[change source]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to make helpful changes to Wikipedia. However, some of your changes, like those to "Cleveland Browns", did not seem to be helpful and have been reverted or removed. If you want to try out changing Wikipedia to learn more about how it works, please use the sandbox. Thank you. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 04:24, 10 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Global warming[change source]

Hi I was wonder why you revert articles on global warming? AdmiralNelson (talk) 22:02, 20 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Same reasons as for other topics, @AdmiralNelson: Reasons include vandalism, redundancy, irrelevance, bad grammar, and many other defects. You can look at my list of changes to find many examples. The last revert I did on the Global Warming article can be seen here:

Are you perhaps asking about something else? Jim.henderson (talk) 23:05, 20 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yeah but I didn't do anything wrong I post update news check what going on or so?

Grinding away...[change source]

Could you have a look at your gristmill and mill (grinding) perhaps with a view to a merge? I can't help thinking we should have fewer pages on mills. Perhaps one about what they grind, and one about their motive power... Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:55, 24 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Probably a good idea. Alas, the details of such an action require thought. With many other Wikithings on my plate, I'm unlikely to apply enough thought to this, during the summer. Jim.henderson (talk) 18:12, 24 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

November 2018[change source]

Information.svg Hello and welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to make helpful changes to the encyclopedia. You may not know that Wikipedia has a Manual of Style that should be followed to keep the encyclopedia looking neat and professional. Using different styles in the encyclopedia, as you did to "Dynamite", can make it harder to read. Please take a look at the welcome page to learn more about changing this encyclopedia. Thank you. Bad grammar. Feel free to re-add what you added if you clean up the grammar. Beasting123 (talk) 03:04, 21 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Beethoven edits[change source]

Hi, what don't you like about my edits on the article? I could see that you might think the last bit to be a bit of hearsay, but what else? - Bossanoven (talk) 23:53, 16 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks[change source]

Thanks for the catch. I was reverting too many of his edits, meant to move that page not revert it and must have not noticed I was out to lunch. -DJSasso (talk) 13:28, 3 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Always glad to help the industrious, @Djsasso: Easy to go numb during a long repetitive session. Jim.henderson (talk) 13:53, 3 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Bone[change source]

Why did you remove much of the text about what bones do? Kdammers (talk) 04:06, 23 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Duplication. Ribs and skull as armor don't need to be mentioned twice; etc. Jim.henderson (talk) 11:07, 23 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

About what you wrote on your page[change source]

Hi Jim,

You wrote: "So, I seldom edit that way anymore." Did you mean "rarely"? ;-) But seriously, thanks for this edit. Regards :-)

PS. Even if "" is your IP, it appears to be from Ashburn, Virginia, which is not "a small island off the coast of New Jersey" ;-) But who cares about your IP? (talk) 18:51, 23 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Vandal alert![change source]

User: (an I.P.) is constantly vandalizing the Wikipedia Administrator Noticeboard. Please block him if he continues. Here is the talk page. --Auri1999 (talk) 23:07, 28 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

User: (an I.P.) is constantly vandalising Science. Please block this I.P. if the vandalism continues. --Auri1999 (talk) 23:13, 28 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for mentioning the matter, @Auri1999: but, though a busy wp:watchlister, I am not an Administrator and cannot block anyone. Anyway, it seems a real Admin already blocked the vandal before I saw your message. Jim.henderson (talk) 00:06, 29 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Review "simp"[change source]

Hello, I would like someone to review my Simp article. I feel it has much more simplified language compared to the English Wikipedia version, but it might still be a little bit complex in my opinion. Could you please review it for me? I can't trust myself to review my own work, since there is a principle that oneself cannot judge one's own work independently without bias, or something. Qwertyxp2000 (talk | changes) 23:37, 8 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

August 2021[change source]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia, and thank you for your changes. One of the main rules of Wikipedia is that articles should always be written from a neutral point of view. A change you made to "Holy Land" appears to be biased, and your change may have been undone to fix this. Please remember to follow our main rules. Thank you. Hockeycatcat (talk) 07:20, 25 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request writing about Isabelle de Charrière (Q123386)[change source]

Hello Jim.henderson Would you like to write about Isabelle de Charrière (Q123386) for the Simple Wikipedia? That would be appreciated. Boss-well63 (talk) 14:33, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

It's a flattering request, @Boss-well63: but I write few new articles and hardly ever a biography, and this subject is not even mentioned in Simple English Wikipedia. Especially in subject areas of which I know nothing. Better you should add some information to relevant articles that already exist. Jim.henderson (talk) 16:42, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]