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IDKFA[edit]

On cheat code you wrote that IDKFA stands for "ID Kicks Fucking Ass". Do you have any reference to back this statement up? Fredrik | talk 16:45, 28 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Some controversy about this one. See [1] and [2] Richard W.M. Jones

Neither source looks particularly reliable to me. And in either case, I don't think the cheat code is all that famous... so I believe it should be removed from cheat code.

Welcome to Wikipedia, by the way! Fredrik | talk 21:38, 29 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Well, as a DOOM player, I think it's pretty well known. Anyway, it's your call ... I'm very happy to be a Wikipedian but I'm still not sure if you can 'see' my responses to your questions on this page.

I'm a Doom player too, but I don't think I've heard of this one. And note that although the code may be generally accepted to mean something, this meaning may simply have been made up by some random person 10 years ago.

I sent an email to John Carmack. Let's see if he replies :-)

I can see the respones now that I've put this page on my watchlist. Fredrik | talk 00:04, 30 Sep 2004 (UTC)

See Talk:Cheat code

message from [[User:lkcl|lkcl]: richard, i need some help with Samba TNG! it's a highly contentious and bitterly disputed fork from samba, which, if the samba team had added about 100 lines of code, would never have happened. people are beginning to quite literally mangle the page, believing that they are helping. help, what do i do!


We Love Katamari[edit]

Because, the linked content on Wikibooks doesn't belong on Wikibooks. The site is supposed to be for educationally valuable resources, textbooks and annoted public domain works, things which could be used in actual classroom environments - video game walkthroughs do not really align themselves to this goal. I don't see "P.S. game guides" at the end of "A collection of free educational textbooks and learning materials." Such content is to either be deleted outright or moved to other sites - there is no Wikimedia site for this content, try Wikicities. Janizary 16:52, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

Fair use image[edit]

Just to let you know, the image of Jet Set Willy will be deleted soon because it's an orphaned fair use image. See Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion, Images/Media criteria #5 ('unused copyright images'). I thought I'd give you a heads up before I deleted it, since you're using it on your user page. // Pathoschild 02:10, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

I've readded it to the Jet Set Willy page, so it's no longer orphaned. Richard W.M. Jones 10:44, 12 December 2005 (UTC)
No problem, then. // Pathoschild 14:14, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

3D Monster Maze[edit]

Thanks for your kind words. A lot of recent changes that you've seen are a result of comments and insights that followed putting it up at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/3D Monster Maze/archive2. You're welcome to add more ideas about what this article is missing yet to become an FA, and, of course, to take part in improving it towards that goal! As for your question about my involvement with the game other than playing, I must say that back then (when I encountered the game) I was just 10 years old, and just started my programming (on an Elektronika B3-34, a predecessor of Elektronika MK-61 first, and then in BASIC — first Sharp PC-1245, and than on that very ZX81 where I played The Game).

On the same occasion, let me thank you for your significant contributions to the ZX81 article!

Kind regards, BACbKA 13:20, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

P.S. I am confused a bit about your significant contributions claim now, btw. The above thanks was based on the assertion you made on your user page (and I am not retracting them as you probably know what you're saying); but what puzzles me is that the history of the ZX81 article doesn't list any "Jones" substring there — did you do anything as an anon? And, come to think of it, the only change you made to the Attribute clash was an anon vandalism revert... did you work from an anon IP/another login in one of these cases?

--BACbKA 21:05, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

Yes, the contributions were made from this IP address ... Richard W.M. Jones 21:20, 7 January 2006 (UTC)
I thought so... btw I've read about a way to claim some anon edits (with admins' help, IIRC if you have your own login history attached to that IP as well) and have them moved to your history... --BACbKA 21:31, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

Final cleanup/peer review before FAC resubmission[edit]

Hi again! Could you please have a quick look at that article's talk page again? In addition to your Sinclair interest, you would also be a great asset there as a native English speaker in the context of the 2nd-person transposition discussion... TIA, --BACbKA 22:10, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Vandalism by 80.98.152.142[edit]

It's no bot, they're changing their thinking. Can they be blocked pronto? — Graibeard 10:26, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

I'm not an administrator. This can be reported on Wikipedia:Administrator_intervention_against_vandalism, but first we must give the user appropriate warnings on their talk page. It's manageable at present - I'm periodically monitoring the two known IP addresses and reverting as necessary. Richard W.M. Jones 11:29, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

Screenshots[edit]

I noticed Image:Tranzam-1.png and Image:Tranzam-2.png which you've said are GFDL images. However, as they're game screenshots, I don't think this is correct, so I'm changing them to "game-screenshot". I hope you do not mind. Thank-you. StuartBrady 21:21, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Yes, you're absolutely right about those. Richard W.M. Jones 23:38, 31 December 2005 (UTC)
Thanks. BTW, there aren't any others that I've missed, are there? StuartBrady 23:49, 31 December 2005 (UTC)
Not that I can find right now. But I am planning on adding a bunch more animated screenshots (see Image:JetSetWilly-ColdStore-Animated.gif) so when I do that I'll be careful to tag them right. Richard W.M. Jones 10:01, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

Grammar School at Leeds[edit]

The latest few edits to Grammar School at Leeds have added a lengthy quote from "Richard W.M. Jones" to the article (added by an anon IP). Is this you? And if so, in what capacity? (see [3]). UkPaolo/talk 19:22, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

Nothing to do with me. See Talk:Grammar_School_at_Leeds#Quotation. Richard W.M. Jones 20:54, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

Semi-automated link sorting[edit]

Redlinks[edit]

Hi, I noticed you reverted an edit on the Imagine Software page with the rationale "rv edit by User:207.112.74.225 since the whole point is that if the links are red they should be created". Per WP style guidelines, redlinks should only be created if the creating editor genuinely feels they will become a notable article, and if that editor is personally willing to create those articles in the near future. More info at WP:CONTEXT. To create the links in good faith in the first place is fair enough, but to revert a perfectly legitimate redlink cleanup indicates your willingness to create all those articles. As it stands it just makes it look like Imagine didn't create many notable games, potentially calling the notability of Imagine themselves into question. Deizio 04:48, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Fair 'nuff, although I would like to write an article about Jumping Jack (video game) at some point. Richard W.M. Jones 09:18, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Laputa robot image[edit]

I reverted your new-version of Image:Laputa-robot-ghibli.jpg, as, although it's a nice picture, and higher resolution, it's your own photograph of the same object, not actually the original uploader's picture. This is needlessly confusing, especially as he has this in a gallery in his user space. Could you upload your image under a new name to Wikipedia:Commons instead, then the image links in the articles can be changed to point to that. Has the added benefit of being able to be used in other (language) projects without copying the picture across. --zippedmartin 21:50, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Cool, done that now. The new image is Image:Ghibli-Museum-Laputa-Robot.jpg. Richard W.M. Jones 10:44, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

Reminders...[edit]

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comma seperated, and delimited[edit]

I know you suggested merging them, but I disagree. Comma seperated files have a lot that's different from other simply delimited files. They should refer to each other certainly, but they are sperate formats.

And if anything merge it the other way. Make delimited the main article, because comma delimited could be a subset of that (although a larger subset - comma delimited is the only delimiter that can handle newlines in data fields, and that has a method of escaping the delimiter).

Before reverting any other redirects, please put it to a vote. And if you don't agree that delimited should be the main article, then ask about that as well in the vote.

link spam[edit]

i'm sorry....

I don't see how my link was link spam...

i was showing others the was to LOCAl organizations and groups like scouts.....

explorer scouts is part of scouting and this is our group from LOUTH

please review

www.louth.24ex.com

81.77.128.245 17:30, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Hello Mr. Jones, sorry, but there is is no reason to consider the link I added as linkspam. It just leads to another version of Snake like all the other external links. And I think my version is not the less interesting one... (By the way, I removed a link to a really commercial game site) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kolumbus7 (talkcontribs)

Poo[edit]

...Wow this MUST be the most vandalised page on WP... Come join us at Douche! Joyous! | Talk 11:09, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

POOP NUGGET!!!!!!! Chicken666 15:38, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

NBNS[edit]

lkcl 22sep2006 - richard, need your help: a page called NBNS has been incorrectly redirected to NBT. as explained on the talk page of NBNS, this is misleading. how do things get 'un-re-directed'? the page should be a very simple page saying 'NBNS stands for NetBIOS Naming Service, according to Internet RFCs 1001 and 1002. See NBT page for details.' nothing more.

it should NOT be redirected directly to NBT because then people will think that NetBIOS over TCP is the NetBIOS Naming Service.

Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=NBNS&redirect=no and edit the page. Richard W.M. Jones 11:23, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
ok thanks done!

Combating Vandalism[edit]

Hi, I saw you left a message on a vandal's talk page. To get them blocked, just go to Wikipedia:Administrator_intervention_against_vandalism and put their name (or IP) on the list. Wait a few minutes and bingo! no more trouble. Have fun editing wikipedia... Yandman 11:58, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, you're right of course. Richard W.M. Jones 12:32, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

Leave me alone[edit]

Leave me alone you insufferable prig. I am not in the mood for interventions from small minded nerds Get it? Have some consideration RuthieK 12:42, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

User has been warned on his talk page. yandman 15:42, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
Apparently I am allowed to blank my talk page. There is no definite "rule" to sya I can't. Read what it says on the relevant policy page ('many people blank their pages as soon as they have read the messages') and adminstrator William M. Connolley‎ does it as well. Check his talk page recently. Did you take my advice and shave? ;o) RuthieK 23:32, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
You can blank messages from your talk page. It is considered "disruption" to remove warnings, however. And that gets you a block. So does making personal attacks. yandman 07:34, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
So it is OK to misrepresent rules. Because there was no warning before I started to have RWMJ telling me what I can and can't do. I think he should be warned for pestering people. On Wikipedia the facts are always the first victim - tight-arsed formalism gone wrong rules the waves. RuthieK 08:30, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
RWMJ was the one warning you, warnings which you disregarded. I agree that the formalities are a pain, but we need them to keep the playing field level. You should try the Anarchopedia if that's more your cup of tea. yandman 08:36, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
A 'warning' for what? A tiny piece of perceived speculation (where do the facts end and speculation begin?) tacked onto a fact? A warning? Prig is the word, seriously. But facts are the first victim. RuthieK 09:00, 11 October 2006 (UTC) I am still waiting for the substantive point to be answered. He made a comment which has somehow been reinterprested into a 'warning' because a 'warning' was retrospectively needed to justify him.(His actions constitute disruption.) He then started pestering me when I cleared messages from the page. I was entirely within my rights. And how was the warning disregarded??? Something creepy is going on here RuthieK 13:13, 11 October 2006 (UTC)


DiSC and DISC[edit]

I came across these as a random article and tried to remove the advertising. I found that I clashed with your edit. May I suggest the DISC Assessment becomes the main article, after suitable pruning. DiSC is a commercial name and therefore should be the redirect. JMcC 08:30, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for correcting this. Richard W.M. Jones 08:34, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Conker[edit]

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Awarded for tireless work at clearing cork nuts


Saint|swithin 20:03, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Yay, cheers! :-) Richard W.M. Jones 23:23, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Don't forget to subst: templates![edit]

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Possible project or sub-project dealing with Cheshire[edit]

Hello. I've noticed that you've been active in trying to combat vandalism of Cheshire towns' entries. So, I wondered if you might be at all interested in a (sub-)project I've proposed? I've listed a proposed project concerning Cheshire on Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals. I think it can easily co-exist with Wikipedia:WikiProject UK geography. If you are interested in contributing to this proposed project, even in just making small contributions at this time, please add your name to list at the appropriate place. You can have a broader discussion about it here. Many thanks.  DDStretch  (talk) 01:33, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

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Martin Walker (?)[edit]

lkcl 8feb2006: richard, hi, there's a page that a friend has highlighted as problematic: martin walker. people keep trying to fight over it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lkcl (talkcontribs)

Hello again Lkcl. I'm actually taking a short break from WP since I've just started a new job. I'll be back in a month or two however. Richard W.M. Jones 18:38, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Image:JetSetWilly-ColdStore-Animated.gif[edit]

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I reverted you. Get out of my userspace. Richard W.M. Jones 21:06, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
It's not "your" space. See WP:OWN. You do get more latitude in editing your userpage than you would in editing an article, but not to the extent that you get to ignore Wikipedia policy. —Chowbok 21:57, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
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But I'm a huge JSW fan, so to illustrate me, I'm using an image (which I made myself) to illustrate me. Richard W.M. Jones 15:19, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Image:JetSetWilly-ColdStore-Animated.gif[edit]

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Please fix your bot to understand the "not ophan" tag. See Image_talk:JetSetWilly-ColdStore-Animated.gif Richard W.M. Jones 08:56, 14 October 2007 (UTC)
Since "editors" now just delete images without any notice, I've left the broken link as a symbol of the stupidity that goes on in Wikipedia. Richard W.M. Jones 09:47, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Conkers[edit]

Thank you for reverting the Conkers article,

I was seriously freaking out about erasing the section, and I was desperately trying to find a way to restore it. I even started to write what I remembered from the section on my own.... hehehe.

Sorry about that, and thanks again!

Herminio —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hermiquin (talkcontribs) 15:04, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Kijiji[edit]

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I'm not even going to dispute this one -- It's quite probably not fair dealing. Richard W.M. Jones (talk) 00:00, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

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Revert on /. page[edit]

Hello there! I've noticed you've reverted an anonymous addition here: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slashdot&diff=next&oldid=209197539 The problem is that /. is still offline, and I guess this is notable enough to be mentioned. I'm sure that when it'll be up there will be a good explanation for this (they always had one! :) I could have reverted your revert, but I preferred to talk to you first, to see what you think about it? Thanks! --Vlad|-> 10:55, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Whatever ... seems it's back up now anyway. Richard W.M. Jones (talk) 21:28, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

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Spark printer[edit]

Hello! I wanted to let you know that I left you a comment in answer to your post on Talk:Spark printer that you left in August 2008. --Ericdn (talk) 06:37, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

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Disputed non-free use rationale for File:BandersnatchAdvert2.jpg[edit]

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Thank you for uploading File:BandersnatchAdvert2.jpg. However, there is a concern that the rationale provided for using this file on Wikipedia may not meet the criteria required by Wikipedia:Non-free content. This can be corrected by going to the file description page and adding or clarifying the reason why the file qualifies under this policy. Adding and completing one of the templates available from Wikipedia:Non-free use rationale guideline is an easy way to ensure that your file is in compliance with Wikipedia policy. Please be aware that a non-free use rationale is not the same as an image copyright tag; descriptions for files used under the non-free content policy require both a copyright tag and a non-free use rationale.

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Orphaned non-free image File:JetSetWilly-MinerWilly.gif[edit]

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You guys ... Richard W.M. Jones (talk) 20:53, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Solution (band) cover.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Solution (band) cover.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

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It's only orphaned because you removed it from the article ... Richard W.M. Jones (talk) 19:00, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of List of vaporware[edit]

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An editor has nominated one or more articles which you have created or worked on, for deletion. The nominated article is List of vaporware. We appreciate your contributions, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in his/her nomination (see also Wikipedia:Notability and "What Wikipedia is not").

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Please note: This is an automatic notification by a bot. I have nothing to do with this article or the deletion nomination, and can't do anything about it. --Erwin85Bot (talk) 01:06, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Regarding citations in Virtual disk image[edit]

Hello, Richard W.M. Jones

Thanks for your contribution to Virtual disk image. However, your recent contribution involves addition of raw links. Raw links however, are against the recommendations of Wikipedia Manual of Style. Please consider using {{Cite web}} in your citations. Thanks. Fleet Command (talk) 13:14, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Did you see my second edit? I hope that is using the "Cite web" form ... Richard W.M. Jones (talk) 20:09, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

File:Purely functional list after.gif listed for deletion[edit]

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Talk:Loading screen#Proposed merge with Splash screen[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Loading screen#Proposed merge with Splash screen. Anarchyte (work | talk) 11:15, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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File:Libguestfs-logo.svg needs authorship information[edit]

Dear uploader:

The media file you uploaded as File:Libguestfs-logo.svg appears to be missing information as to its authorship (and or source), or if you did provide such information, it is confusing for others trying to make use of the image.

It would be appreciated if you would consider updating the file description page, to make the authorship of the media clearer.

Although some images may not need author information in obvious cases, (such where an applicable source is provided), authorship information aids users of the image, and helps ensure that appropriate credit is given (a requirement of some licenses).

  • If you created this media yourself, please consider explicitly including your user name, for which: {{subst:usernameexpand|Richard W.M. Jones}} will produce an appropriate expansion,
    or use the {{own}} template.

Please also add authorship and sourcing to other files you created or uplopaded. You can find a list of files you have created in your upload log.


If you have any questions please see Help:File page. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 10:39, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Sfan00 IMG (talk) 10:39, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

File:Libguestfs-logo.svg[edit]

Did you forget to mark this as own work?ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:55, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Please claim your upload(s): File:Libguestfs-logo.svg[edit]

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It would also be appreciated if you could "claim" or update the source and licensing on other media you uploaded, You can find a list of files you have created in your upload log.

This will assist those reviewing the many many "free" images on commons that have not yet been transferred to Commons. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:56, 11 September 2017 (UTC) on their talk page.

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London Shitland listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect London Shitland. Since you had some involvement with the London Shitland redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. –LaundryPizza03 (d) 16:42, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:BandersnatchAdvert2.jpg[edit]

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