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Well well well, if it isn't the President of Amerada hismelf. Hello there. Kuralyov

Hi. You might want to look at the standard layout for biographies if you are going to do loads. I've put Rob Anders in the standard format but its obviously easier if you do it yourself as you are writing them ;) Secretlondon 21:05, Nov 30, 2003 (UTC) It's here: Wikipedia:Manual of Style (biographies). Hope this helps. Secretlondon 21:11, Nov 30, 2003 (UTC)

Thank you! sorry, I'm new at this :-p Actually, I noticed you had done this before I read this, and in any new articles, I used your format.

Hi! I notice you're adding some more Ontario cities, as I just came across the Uxbridge article. I haven't been there for awhile, but am I remembering correctly that it is a twin city with some place in Germany? I seem to recall that it is on their "welcome" sign. That might be something else to add to the article. (Of course, I don't know if you know anything about Uxbridge either, but I thought I'd ask :)) Adam Bishop 23:54, 3 Dec 2003 (UTC)

No, I don't know much about Uxbridge, sorry. Thanks for letting me know though. Perhaps someone who knows more about Uxbridge will update that! Thanks- Earl Andrew 00:31, 4 Dec 2003 (UTC)

--- Hello, you left a message on my page, I wanted to say that we DO have maps of all the ridings!! but only back to 1979 :(

oooh! and it has a map from 1867 too. You know, in my search for maps, I did end up at that site, but I didn't find it then, and I found it now. Maybe they'll have some more in the future? Earl Andrew 01:36, 9 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Sneaky incognito greetings from a fellow Ontroads-geek! Bearcat 05:42, 10 Dec 2003 (UTC)

I dont think they will ever get more maps, but if enough people beg, and reque$t it, ya never know also, I have bookmarks for every political party in Canada, but most are unactive. for example, the Confederation of Regions Party, which will run 1 candidate if they are lucky. I will edit in links to minor parties here. I do have general election results going back to 1867! so if you need them, contact me via AIM, under the name pellaken, and I will send you the excell file I have them in.

Pellaken 11:31, 10 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Do you have popular vote results? PS I have added you to my AIM list. User:Earl Andrew 20:44, 10 Deec 2003 (UTC)

Re Dominica: What is your definition of "city"? Roseau only has 15,000 people, so the others must be "towns" at best, and probably "villages" in most cases.

Incidentally, does your new PM pronounce his name as a French name or an English name? Adam 09:27, 21 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Believe it or not, it's the english way. For Dominca's "cities" no, they're not really cities. I just wanted to include Dominca's capitals (district capitals) and any places larger than the smallest capital. -User: Earl Andrew December 21, 2003 at 19:57 UTC


You can sign your posts using ~~~ or ~~~~. --Jiang 22:15, 23 Dec 2003 (UTC)

test Earl Andrew Earl Andrew 02:43, 24 Dec 2003 (UTC)

I edited the article "My Family (television)." You should review it to make sure I didn't add any falseness.

Vespristiano 08:43, 2003 Dec 24 (UTC)

The article needs some work, I rekon Earl Andrew 08:51, 24 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Why would you characterize a simple one-character typographical error as vandalism? RickK 08:32, 18 Jan 2004 (UTC)

I thought it was funny! Didn't you? Earl Andrew 22:44, 18 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Image:442.jpg is not a descriptive title. In the future, please use descriptive image titles as per the Wikipedia:Image use policy. TMC1221 22:18, Feb 19, 2004 (UTC)

I make Don Boudria better with wikipedia image and table syntax, spread the knowledge. look how cleaner it is! :-) Hfastedge

Hiya. I'm the fellow behind the List of Ontario Census Divisions/List of Ontario Municipal Divisions debacle.

I must say, I don't believe these ARE census divisions. For example, the Region of Waterloo does not, I believe, correspond to the Kitchener Metropolitan Census Region. What the list is, is of the top-level municipalities in Ontario. Some are cities (Toronto, Ottawa) with one level of government; some are counties or regions (Waterloo, Wellington) with other cities and townships below them.

I'm not sure what the best name is, but I think 'census division' is misleading.

Radagast 23:26, Feb 23, 2004 (UTC)

I apologize, I did have the wrong meaning of 'census division' in mind. StatsCan does indeed use these as their divisions. That said, however, it still seems to me to be misleading to use this as the article title; it's not StatsCan who defined these boundaries, it's the Ontario government and the municipalities. It is a very complex stew, as you have mega-cities, counties, and regions; but these are all themselves municipalities, and that seems to me the best term.
I've edited the article's intro text, see what you think. I'd propose a title like List of Ontario top-level municipalities or List of Ontario counties, regions and districts or something similar.
Let me know. Radagast 23:28, Feb 24, 2004 (UTC)

Hello, I noticed you made a page about NHL statistical leaders. It's a great idea. A small suggestion: It would be good to mention on the page that the stats are up to a certain date (up to end of 2003/2004 regular season, I guess). For active players, stats change daily and the page might not get updated so often. Andris 20:27, Apr 9, 2004 (UTC)

good idea, thank you! Earl Andrew 20:35, 9 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Hey Earl,

Thanks for your edits on List of Ontario counties. I think I'm going to put the information in tabular format to make it a little easier to read.

I have some questions about some of your edits though. Viz.:

  • The list I obtained from [2] specify that Norfolk and Haldimand Counties are actually considered to be regions municipally, not counties (despite the name).

Darkcore 00:35, 15 Apr 2004 (UTC)

I didn't know that Prince Edward County was a CS, but considering the governmental structure of county is more that of a county than a city/town, I think it should remain at Prince Edward County, Ontario with Prince Edward, Ontario as a redirect. In the article, it can be specified that the county is considered a census subdivision, but I don't think we should be naming articles things that don't actually exist (I lived near to PEC and no one EVER called it Prince Edward, Ontario). Besides, the definition of a census subdivision is not "city" or "town" -- it is defined as an area that, for statistical purposes, has been treated as a municipality, which is probably why it is a CS and not a CD.

I'd rather not use StatsCan definitions of what a city/town/county/region are, because they're not always sensical, and really are only useful for statistical reporting purposes. Norfolk County is not a city because StatsCan defines it as such, but it is a county because it meets the criteria for the generally accepted definition of what a county is.

That being said, I like the historical bits that you put on my talk. Is it really necessary to have individual articles about defunct townships though? I don't know how much information you'd be able to find (at least online), and we'd probably just be creating a bunch of relatively useless stubs. (Though, I suppose it could have genealogical applications...) Darkcore 19:57, 15 Apr 2004 (UTC)

There is something to be said for consistency, of course, but I actually talked to a professor of mine who worked for StatsCan who essentially agreed that their definitions of what a city, county, etc., are do not necessarily coincide with general definitions or what, even, the municipalities call themselves. As someone who works for a municipality, I can say that what a municipality calls themselves is the generally-known definition of what it is. Also, StatsCan creates their own definitions to make the aggregation of data easier and more credible. Just because StatsCan calls Norfolk County a city doesn't mean that it really fits the generally accepted definition of what a city is. I'm pretty sure that the residents of that county do not refer to it as Norfolk, Ontario.

If I remember correctly, Wikipedia policy is to use the most well-known name of a place/thing over keeping things consistent. (For example, the official name of Cal Poly is California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, but you'll see that the article is actually at Cal Poly because that is the most well-known name of the university. However, consistency rules would force the article to be at the latter name.) It just doesn't make sense to place an article at a name that no one uses. Like I said, no one ever uses Prince Edward, Ontario to refer to Prince Edward County. Not even the government of Prince Edward County. It just doesn't happen.

Consistency is, of course, important. But not at the sake of using a name for an article that doesn't even exist.

As for the historical articles, have at it -- though, I've never been a big fan of the automatically generated American community articles myself. Darkcore 07:56, 16 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Yeah, I have to agree with you, townships and the like should remain as Whatever, Ontario and not Whatever Township, Ontario or Township of Whatever, Ontario. Obviously for cities and towns, we should keep them in Whatever, Ontario format, mainly because that is the generally accepted address format. Darkcore 19:48, 16 Apr 2004 (UTC)

You've done some good work on the Kylie Minogue page. Would you consider supporting its application to become a featured article?
-> Wikipedia:Featured_article_candidates. 14:39, 22 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Earl, great job getting some good Ottawa content on to this site. I'm going to be fleshing out the page for Glebe Collegiate. --Joshuapaquin 22:14, 22 Apr 2004 (UTC) (Glebe)


A consensus has been reached by your peers that you should be an admin. I have made it so. Please review Wikipedia:Administrators' reading list and keep up the great work. Sincerely, Kingturtle 07:35, 27 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Congratulations, Earl Andrew! Cribcage 12:24, 28 Apr 2004 (UTC)

NHL and Ottawa[edit]

Just a quick note to say cheers for answering my questions about the structure of the NHL! BTW, judging from the particular selection of entries you've added about Ottawa, I'd guess we live within about a mile of each other (I'm at 1500 block on Riverside). It's a small world sometimes! Best wishes, Cambyses 03:19, 29 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay in replying, but I've only just discovered your reply. (I was away for a while and it must have dropped off the bottom of my watchlist!) Anyhow, I do indeed live in one of the apartment blocks on Old Riverside (third from the right, from your perspective). I can see Tim Hortons from my window as I type, and could probably see your house in winter, before the trees turned the view from townscape to forest! I don't presently have Instant Messanger, but I keep meaning to ask my IT support staff (aka wife with CS degree :-) to install it. Will do so later, and then maybe we can talk. I wonder how many Wikipedians there ARE in Ottawa? I think we must have about the highest density of any city in the world! Maybe there is scope for some kind of user group with occasional coffee meetings or something? I know of a Tim Hortons..... ;-) Best wishes, Cambyses 17:31, 21 May 2004 (UTC)[]

Geography in the template[edit]

After correcting many of them I just realized it would be wiser for me just tell you that the template you have been using for electoral districts has a typo in one of the section headings: Georgraphy. AlainV 02:57, 2004 May 2 (UTC)

oops! will fix! Earl Andrew 03:00, 2 May 2004 (UTC)[]

Electoral district names[edit]

Hi Earl! Just one technical point: the names of your Canadian electoral district articles contain the Windows-1252 em-dash character with code hex 97: this is not in the ISO 8859-1 character set that the English Wikipedia currently uses. The result can be random breakage in the Wikipedia software and non-Windows browsers. I've moved some of these articles to titles with normal ASCII "-" in: could you fix the rest, please? -- The Anome 20:47, 8 May 2004 (UTC)[]

I'm not Earl, but there's a problem with this: the electoral district names contain both hyphens and mdashes, and it's important to preserve the distinction. Hex 97 may not be standard, but it works under both Internet Explorer and Linux Mozilla.
If we go ahead and rename these, the mdashes should be converted to --, not to single hyphen.
-- P.T. Aufrette 18:42, 15 May 2004 (UTC)[]

Electoral area commentary text[edit]

Good job on this, but I find <font size=-2> is too small (on Internet Explorer in any case). Any reason this couldn't be changed to <small>? -- P.T. Aufrette 18:44, 15 May 2004 (UTC)[]

Deleting your articles[edit]

Are you aware that there is a discussion about whether your articles on Ottawa streets should be deleted? I am strongly opposed, but a number of others seem not to like them. The discussion is at VfD Ottawa Streets - SimonP 01:15, 6 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Thanks Earl Andrew 01:31, 6 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Re: 1915 electoral district[edit]

According to [3] It was the recreation of the fourth PEI district that was cut in 1914. The set up with only three PEI ridings seems never to have been used in an election, however, and perhaps the 1915 change should only be a footnote on another list. - SimonP 19:08, Jun 12, 2004 (UTC)

Also have you seen my question at Talk:List of Canadian federal electoral districts? What do you think - SimonP 19:08, Jun 12, 2004 (UTC)

Indian reserve[edit]

Hi, Earl – I've moved the Canadian content from Indian reservation to Indian reserve, so if you add any more articles about reserves, as I hope you will, you can link to the Canadian article instead of Reserve. TronTonian 21:50, 14 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Quebec commnities[edit]

Regarding these articles, I have thrown a good deal of them into Category:Quebec and they came by Newpages. I trust you can sort them out from there. Burgundavia 06:10, Jun 18, 2004 (UTC)

I don't get involved in these category listings, perhaps maybe when they become more established I will. Earl Andrew 07:25, 18 Jun 2004 (UTC)

National Assembly of Quebec diagram.[edit]

Hello. Thank you very much for the diagram on the page in honor of the National Assembly of Quebec. Do you think it would be in any way possible to make one that would be faithful to the actual position of the members of parliament in the Salon Bleu? Please refer to this link to verify the official positions (light yellow is for the liberal ministers; medium yellow is for the liberal MP's; green is for the ADQ; orange is for the PQ opposition & the black one is for the extra seat since there is 125 seats in Quebec, an uneven number, and I'm not sure if there actually is a desk but there must be). Thanks. ;) - Liberlogos 05:14, 3 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Kylie Minogue[edit]

Hello Earl

thanks for supporting my nomination of the Kylie article, third time was not the charm, more like the kiss of death! But OK, that's fine. I've added some comments on what I think might be needed to the Talk:Kylie Minogue page. If you get a chance to look at it, I'd appreciate your opinion. Rossrs 10:21, 6 Jul 2004 (UTC)

How did you make those maps?[edit]

Hey Earl Andrew,

I've seen your very impressive maps for the provinces of Canada and I'm now seriously considering making maps just like those for every province of China, but every time I think of the job I get a serious headache. How did you even start?! Did you get a map from online and trace it in Photoshop?

Thanks in advance! -- ran 13:03, Jul 29, 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply on my talk page! Now...... to find some good outline maps..... -- ran 02:32, Aug 1, 2004 (UTC)


Hi, I saw you had uploaded Image:Abitibi-temiscamingue.PNG, and just wanted to remind you to please add information as to the source of the images, if you created them (and the tools you used), and the licence they're available under. Best wishes, [[User:Meelar|Meelar (talk)]] 17:28, 2004 Aug 12 (UTC)

Done Earl Andrew 18:27, 12 Aug 2004 (UTC)


Where are you getting the information for those rowing pages? I'll give you a hand if you want. :) Ambi 08:51, 14 Aug 2004 (UTC)

medal tables[edit]

Hi Andrew,

I see that you are also using the medal tables ranking by number of medals. I have mentioned my thoughts on this at Talk:2004 Summer Olympics medal count. In nearly all other cases wiki goes by set international standards and as both the IOC and IAAF use the number of gold medals as their ranking why on earth are we doing different. Nearly all the wiki standards use internationally used standards and I would presume the IOC and IAAF standards would be classed as international. All of the other Olympic medal tables go by this guide so we would need to amend them all if this (silly) ranking system that we are using continues. As you are one of the main contributers to the olympic pages I thought I would try and bring you onto my point of view.Scraggy4 20:03, 14 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply Andrew, I did notice on the athletics for example that space had been made for upto eigth place. I don't think that this will harm the medal tables reverting to the standard usage as these extra places would not be taken into consideration in the ranking normally. I think that the best idea would be to revert to IOC standards at the end of today when all results have been completed and checked, then possibly create a separate page(linked from the main medal table) rating all countries by the top eight finishes as I agree this would make interesting details. I presume you will rank upto eigth place using the system that the IAAF use in the World and continental cups ie; 8 points for 1st down to 1 point for eigth. I had already decided, as there was lack of suggestions as to why the currebt system is as is, to revert all the tables at the end of the today. If you feel like helping I am more than willing to split the sports up between us for speed, but I'll probably be awake most of the night to do it, as I have broken my ankle and am finding it hard to sleep at the moment.Scraggy4 21:43, 14 Aug 2004 (UTC)
I think that the standard ones should look like Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics#Cycling medal table by country and then either create one page for each sport showing the alternative as you did on the Shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics before somebody changed it, or one overall page in that style linked from the 2004 Summer Olympics page.Scraggy4 22:06, 14 Aug 2004 (UTC)
I've copied our discussions onto the Talk:2004 Summer Olympics medal count I wiil add a note on their so that we can have a vote on the style to use.Scraggy4 22:15, 14 Aug 2004 (UTC)

idea for expanded tables[edit]

Hi Andrew, as a possible solution for your expanded tables, if you still want them, I think it will probably be easier if you add them onto your user page as you go along and then add them to the relevant pages once the games or a particular sport at the games has finished. Scraggy4 01:09, 15 Aug 2004 (UTC)

I think I know what happened[edit]

Hey Andrew. I amended a paragraph on Current sports events then noticed that Antionio had reverted for some reason. So I went back to the page and copy/pasted my amendment to the then current page. I didn't realise that Antonio had actually reverted, so that's how the gold medal winners unintentionally disappeared. They weren't there when I edited. No probs. All fixed now. Cheers Moriori 03:39, Aug 16, 2004 (UTC)

Hockey project[edit]

Considering your apparently interest in ice hockey, I'd like to invite you to join the Wikipedia:WikiProject Ice Hockey. The only thing done so far is the player pages format. Kevin Rector 16:24, Aug 27, 2004 (UTC)

2004 World Cup of Hockey[edit]

Good work on the 2004 World Cup of Hockey page. I'm guess you're happy about what just happened. Kevin Rector 01:41, Sep 1, 2004 (UTC)

hahaha, thanks. Sorry about that, but these things happen :) Earl Andrew 01:42, 1 Sep 2004 (UTC)

World Cup of Hockey rosters[edit]

Thanks for the heads up on that, and sorry about that. I'm assuming you fixed my blunder. Go USA. What really stinks, is this is probably the only hockey we're going to get for a while. Kevin Rector 13:47, Sep 1, 2004 (UTC)


Hi. I just ran across your Restoule, ON entry. Since I live there I thought I'd make a few minor additions. Let me know if this is causing a problem.

computerfella Sept. 3, 2004 16:27

What part of restoule are you in? I dont live there, but I have a cottage there on Lake Commanda. Earl Andrew 20:44, 3 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Ottawa photos[edit]

I'm sorry to hear that you cannot see the pictures. Not being very expert in the technicalities of digitial images, I don't really know what to suggest. As far as I know there is no difference between these pics and any others, they come from a canon digital camera, most of them have been processed in one way or other by photoshop on Mac OS X - so there may be some sort of compatability issue. As to why they would screw up your browser, I'm again somewhat baffled.. I've tried viewing them on various types of computer, and so far have not experienced the same effect. You may wish to consult some sort of technical guide.

Peregrine981 19:42, Sep 4, 2004 (UTC)


Hi, I am trying to tag images according to Wikipedia:Image copyright tags. Please could you let me know which licence the maps at User:Earl Andrew/maps were uploaded under? Thanks. Angela. 22:14, Sep 13, 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I'll assume they are GFDL like the rest of Wikipedia, though if you want to dual licence them or put them in the public domain, you can change the tags. Angela. 22:29, Sep 15, 2004 (UTC)

Alberta general election, 2004[edit]

Nice work you're doing on the election. One comment though: the colour you're using for the


is hard for us old folks to read - the hyperlink blue text is pretty much the same colour. I've switched the 1867-1997 federal election pages over to


so that they are easier to read. Any chance I can convince you to do the same for Alberta? Kevintoronto 20:44, 23 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Molto grazie, Earl. Kevintoronto 01:23, 24 Sep 2004 (UTC)

1917 Canadian Election[edit]

Thanks for fixing the links. Kevintoronto 19:42, 24 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Ottawa Rapid Transit[edit]

Thanks for your attention to this article during the merge/move. As a non-Ottawan I certainly can't be guaranteed to get all of it right!

I do have to wonder on the wiki'd station names - is there enough content out there to give every one an article? If you're taking this on, full power to you, but it may eventually end up for the best to consolidate the texts. We'll see.

Thanks again! Radagast 12:35, Sep 30, 2004 (UTC)

Yes, if you're doing photos on each one then individual articles should work. I'll leave that in your hands, as I said.

I just wish the Toronto stations could get as much! I've gone with line-by-line articles over there, with a single photo to rely on...

Radagast 19:25, Sep 30, 2004 (UTC)

Your uploaded image[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Scottbrison.jpg. I notice it currently doesn't have an image copyright tag. Could you add one to let us know its copyright status? (You can use {{gfdl}} if you release it under the GFDL, or {{fairuse}} if you claim fair use, etc.) Thanks so much, Quadell (talk) (help)[[]] 02:35, Oct 4, 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for taking care of that! I also came across Image:Sdgpc.PNG, Image:Sdlpc.PNG, Image:Sdndp.PNG, and Image:Sdcpc.PNG. Did you make these yourself? Could you be so kind as to tag these images as well? Thanks again, Quadell (talk) (help)[[]] 01:00, Oct 6, 2004 (UTC)

Electoral districts[edit]

Good work on creating and expanding the articles on federal ridings. However I don’t think much of the coloured bars for the lists of MPs. The red writing of most of the links is hard to read against both the red and orange backgrounds, while the live links are hard to read against the blue of the Tories. Personally I think that a just naming the party is sufficient and less work. - SimonP 06:55, Oct 9, 2004 (UTC)

More municipals[edit]

I've just put together a List of Ontario separated municipalities; yet another way of looking at the patchwork that is Ontario municipal heirarchy. Thought I'd be sure you took a look at it. Radagast 12:54, Oct 12, 2004 (UTC)

Possible problem with riding names[edit]

Earl: I notice that you've made some adjustments to the 2003 Ontario election site. The reason why I decided to use the "Ontario district" naming system is to avoid confusion with the federal ridings of the same name. As it currently stands, I believe that most (if not all) of the links go to the federal sites -- for that reason, I'll probably revert the page shortly. CJCurrie 17:03, 14 Oct 2004 (UTC)

As you've probably noticed by now, I've put the question up for discussion on the 2003 Ontario election talk page. I've looked over the Ottawa Centre & Ottawa South pages (quite impressive), and I can understand that there is a certain logic to having the federal & provincial information on a single page ... as against which, there's a strong possibility that the fed/prov riding boundaries will diverge again at some point in the future -- and, as I've mentioned elsewhere, the parliamentary representations don't match up *now*. I think it might make more sense to have the federal & provincial riding histories on separate pages (the Legislative Assembly of Ontario links can easily be changed), though I'm also willing to defer to the general consensus on the matter. CJCurrie 21:28, 14 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Another image question[edit]

Hey, thanks for taking care of those images. I've got another one for ya. The guy with the goofy smile: Image:Arnoldwayneeaster.jpg. Thanks! Quadell (talk) (help)[[]] 00:55, Oct 15, 2004 (UTC)

Historic counties of Ontario[edit]

Actually, Lennox and Addington were separate counties at one time. Of course, you have to reach back to the 1700s, but they were established as separate counties and then merged in 1800. Oh, and by the way, I've wiki'd all the counties on Historic counties of Ontario, added and tracked down the three mystery counties (Bothwell, Cardwell and Monck), stubbed some of them, and created a category for them. Bearcat 08:15, 21 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Deleting your articles[edit]

They are trying to delete some of your articles on Ottawa high schools again. Since I am the one that is making the final call on most deletions these days it is unlikely that they will get deleted, but your input in the VfD debates would still be appreciated. - SimonP

Canawikipedian coffeeklatsch[edit]

Just discovered there's a Wikipedia:Canadian wikipedians' notice board. Spread the word. Bearcat 03:04, 23 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Yo Earl...just for the record, if you tackle the MPs list, don't do a Roger Cuzner. "Roger" was a misspelling. He does already have an article at the correct spelling, Rodger Cuzner. Just letting ya know. Bearcat 02:42, 27 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Don Bell[edit]

From the History of North Vancouver, British Columbia

(cur) (last)  20:12, 29 Sep 2004 Earl Andrew m (mayor is for the city, not district anyways) 
(cur) (last)  04:14, 29 Sep 2004 (Don Bell no longer mayor of North Vancouver) 

FYI - Actually Don was the Mayor of the District not the City. (Barbara Sharp has been the Mayor of the City for as long as I have lived here) The district will be electing a new mayor on November 6 2004 to replace Don Bell --Webgeer 22:08, 27 Oct 2004 (UTC)


I saw the interesting graphic you uploaded. Is this your creation? If so, could you add a license to it (GFDL, public domain, etc.)? It's a great graphic and we need the copyright infromation. Regards, [[User:Neutrality|Neutrality (hopefully!)]] 20:28, Oct 28, 2004 (UTC)

Ditto for Image:Cdnparliament1988.PNG]. [[User:Neutrality|Neutrality (hopefully!)]] 20:31, Oct 28, 2004 (UTC)

Saskatchewan elections[edit]

Once again I am in your debt for correcting my sloppy editing. Thanks for fixing up all of those tables. Regards, Kevintoronto 21:43, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Hey, no problem :) Earl Andrew 17:41, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)


I think it is a must to include northern Canadian territorial capital city councils. We can't just ignore them because they are way up there. ;) SD6-Agent 09:09, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Did you know has been updated[edit]

And an article you created recently has made the line up and is now featured on the main page. Enjoy! -- [[User:MacGyverMagic|Mgm|(talk)]] 09:31, Nov 15, 2004 (UTC)

Regional Districts in BC[edit]

Hi Earl,

I have noticed that you have done a lot of work on Regional Districts in BC. I know it is well meaning. As you are outside of BC, I assume you probably don't actually know many of the details of the governance structure of municipal/provincial/RD governments. It is not really the same as Counties (as I understand them) in Ontario. Regional districts have very little/virtually none actually legislative power. They generally just serve as a convenient way body for municipal governments to work together and in some cases provide certain services to people outside of municipalities.

Most citizens have very little interaction with their regional district government. Probably many people do not even know what regional district they are in. Terms like "Regional District Seat" are not used.

Personally I think the effort should really be focussed on improving the municipal entries rather than working on the Regional District enteries. --Webgeer 07:51, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)


Hi, it's me again, with another image question. Image:Gerrybyrne.jpg Quadell (talk) (help)[[]] 05:32, Nov 20, 2004 (UTC)

Alberta election[edit]

Hey there, I am working on updating Alberta too and as I feared we're starting to edit on top of each other (see my note over on the talk page) we should try to coordinate our efforts so we don't over lap. If you have MSN, you can add me at or just post something on my talk page if you want to divide up the work :) -- Jord 04:12 23 Nov 04 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started the Free the Rambot Articles Project which has the goals of getting users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to...

  1. ...all U.S. state, county, and city articles...
  2. ...all articles...

using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) version 1.0 and 2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to the GFDL (which every contribution made to Wikipedia is licensed under), but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles (See the Multi-licensing Guide for more information). Since you are among the top 1000 most active Wikipedians, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles.

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the {{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}} template (or {{MultiLicensePD}} for public domain) into their user page, but there are other templates for other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:


Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace {{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}} with {{MultiLicensePD}}. If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know at my talk page what you think. -- Ram-Man 20:47, Nov 29, 2004 (UTC)