User talk:GoodDay

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Hello to all fellow Wikipedians. GoodDay 22:40, 17 November 2005 (UTC).[]

Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 15 years, 11 months and 6 days.

You may be wondering why my archives only start at August 2007. The reason: I didn't archive my pages before that date, I merely deleted them (as I didn't know how to archive). Therefore, if anyone wishes to see material before August 2007? check out this talkpage's 'history'.

Awards[edit]

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Edit count & Pie chart[edit]

Edit records

My Arbcom Case[edit]

Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/GoodDay
Opened/Closed in 2012.
Amended in 2013, 2014 & 2016

Nomination of Christine Fang for deletion[edit]

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The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Christine Fang until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article.

Years in Wales[edit]

I would just mention that, in order to avoid confusion to readers, any inclusion of the monarch in the Year in Wales, etc, pages would need to include where they are monarch of, e.g. Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, George I of Great Britain, Charles I of England and Scotland. This is another good reason for creating a new infobox for the whole UK rather than just tackling the individual countries. I would not oppose such an infobox. Deb (talk) 08:27, 4 October 2021 (UTC)[]

I've no problems with adding in the country names, even though it's redundant when Wales is within those countries. GoodDay (talk) 09:13, 4 October 2021 (UTC)[]
It's not redundant, because many people who don't live in Britain (and some who do) will not understand that at all. Deb (talk) 09:15, 4 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Cool, I'll add the 'country' bit, to the Year in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland & pre-1922 Ireland articles, too. GoodDay (talk)

@Deb: clarify: You're alright with adding (example) Monarch: George IV. -- GoodDay (talk) 02:16, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Only if it appears in a common infobox, not in the individual country articles as such. Deb (talk) 08:22, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]
I'll see what I can put together on my sandbox. If we're in agreement on the result? an RFC won't be required. GoodDay (talk) 09:13, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]

damn[edit]

now I have to look at that page to see the arrow. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 20:00, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@Deepfriedokra: It's like a tv show with 'black bars' on either side. GoodDay (talk) 20:06, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[]
You're right. Two n-dashes are much more chic. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 20:07, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Yup :) GoodDay (talk) 20:08, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Police[edit]

"All this time, I thought there were just two types of police."

Obviously you have not been to a riot in Paris! To quote Wikipedia "They are primarily involved in general security missions, but the task for which they are best known is crowd and riot control." (Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité). In the 19th century an English man was admiring the wide streets in Paris for the light and the feeling of space they bought to the city only to be told by his French host that they were not built for that, but for the practical reason that it was difficult to build effective barricades across them making it easier for the cavalry to charge a mob (plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose) .-- PBS (talk) 17:34, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Cool. GoodDay (talk) 22:38, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Hello[edit]

I just wanted to say hi Cwater1 (talk) 02:47, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Hello, have we crossed paths before? GoodDay (talk) 02:48, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Think so. Just wanted to say hi Cwater1 (talk) 22:14, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Hello. GoodDay (talk) 22:15, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Diacritics[edit]

Just a heads up, 2607:FEA8:E2DF:94DC:0:0:0:0/64 has returned and is disregarding WP:NCIH at 2021–22 Ottawa Senators season and possibly other pages. Yowashi (talk) 05:42, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

unilaterally decide[edit]

I'm invincible! --Deepfriedokra (talk) 07:48, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Move discussion[edit]

You don't appear to have been notified of this request to revert your move. Deb (talk) 17:29, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]

It never had an RM to remove "of country" in the article title, to begin with. But anyways. GoodDay (talk) 20:59, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]
PS - I was away from the 'pedia for a few hours. That's usually when something big happens :( GoodDay (talk) 22:21, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]

One sentence meta-comments at ANI[edit]

Please stop. --JBL (talk) 11:22, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@JayBeeEll: & what exactly are you complaining about? GoodDay (talk) 14:16, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]
I am asking you politely to stop making one-sentence meta-comments at ANI. --JBL (talk) 14:54, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@JayBeeEll: I don't understand. What is a "one-sentence meta-comment"? GoodDay (talk) 14:56, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]
A meta-comment is a comment that is meta. Here are some recent examples: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]. If you had not made any of those comments, no one would be the worse, no discussion would have reached a worse outcome, etc. My request is that you consider applying a more stringent "could this be of help or value to anyone?" test to your comments before posting your thoughts at ANI. --JBL (talk) 17:16, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]
If you don't appreciate my pension to not hand out long-winded posts? That's your choice. My recommendation would be that you ignore them & then we'll both be happy. GoodDay (talk) 17:26, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]
I appreciate short posts with a point much more than I appreciate long posts with a point, and I appreciate short posts with no point much more than I appreciate long posts with no point; but also I appreciate posts of any length with a point more than I appreciate posts of any length without a point. Currently you have 15 or more signed posts on the front page of ANI, and a significant fraction of these comments have no discernible purpose -- that's a very large number, and is much harder to ignore than a single long pointless post would be. I do not think it is unreasonable to ask you to try to cut back. (I also do not think it is unreasonable for you to ask me to ignore your posts, and indeed I will try to do so.) --JBL (talk) 21:42, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Also, the word you want is "penchant". --JBL (talk) 21:43, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Now that we've agreed to disagree. We shall go our separate ways on this topic. GoodDay (talk) 21:46, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]
I'm glad you asked for clarification, because I read this before and wondered what on earth the complaint was about. I can think of at least one person who spends nearly all his/her time on ANI and other talk pages commenting on other people's actions without ever making an actual, useful contribution to article content. At least you can't be accused of that. Deb (talk) 08:56, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Deb: Whoever that is, you should politely ask them to stop! One can hope that they will be more receptive than GoodDay was. (Obviously my request had nothing to do with GoodDay's contributions to article content.) Incidentally, I'm not the only person to have indicated that there might be room for improvement recently. --JBL (talk) 00:23, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[]
My posts are short, but not snarky. They're straight to the point. GoodDay (talk) 00:37, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Indeed, I was perplexed at first. GoodDay (talk) 12:58, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Good Lord! Nonsense personified. The user went after one of my rationales at DRV today so I decided to see where that kind of drama comes from. As my 99 year old grandmother would say, "what rot"...Carry on. Lightburst (talk) 00:01, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[]

'Tis an interesting place, indeed. A few months ago, I got growled at for defending 'any' editors choice of what flag or infobox, they wanted on their userpage. GoodDay (talk) 00:04, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Well in your case Lightburst the drama comes from you making an incredibly shit comment at DRV, with a gratuitous personal attack and no substantive content -- I assure you that if you didn't do that kind of thing, there would be less drama around you. --JBL (talk) 00:32, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[]

About calming folks down[edit]

Nguyentrongphu seems sort of excited. Who else is it you find insufficiently calm in the context? Bishonen | tålk 15:20, 21 October 2021 (UTC).[]

If folks believe or believed he supported the Holocaust? Then folks would indeed be upset, by his userbox message. GoodDay (talk) 15:23, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Uh... I think it's more a matter of being respectful, but what do I know? El_C 17:07, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Hopefully, all will work out well. GoodDay (talk) 21:11, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Well, apparently it didn't work out well. GoodDay (talk) 21:49, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[]
They are not blocked from their talk. —valereee (talk) 01:20, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Valereee:, I'll shall bestow upon them, my wisdom. GoodDay (talk) 01:21, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[]
What userbox are you talking about? Bishonen | tålk 08:09, 22 October 2021 (UTC).[]
@Bishonen: I meant the message on his userpage. He had to change it to "Holocaust studies enthusiast" or it would've been deleted. GoodDay (talk) 15:46, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[]