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Nice workEdit

I just wanted to say nice work on Discus (fish). --Tryptofish (talk) 00:27, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! RN1970 (talk) 08:30, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Geography is hard...Edit

...and here I'm sitting in Cape Town, too ;) Cheers, mate. --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 10:13, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

No problem, it can happen to everyone. Cheers, RN1970 (talk) 10:38, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks!Edit

Thanks a lot for your edits on the brown pelican. I hope we can take it all the way to an FA.   Since I am relatively new to editing bird articles, would you be able to help me on taking it to an FA? I would gain much more experience for other bird species in the process! Thanks again.   — Preceding unsigned comment added by Adityavagarwal (talkcontribs) 02:35, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the kind words. I see you've already done a lot to improve it and it really isn't that long from FA. There are several people in WP:BIRD that are active in FA making and I see you're already active there. Otherwise I'll spend some time on it later this week when time allows. Regards, RN1970 (talk) 09:39, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
In excitement, I even forgot to sign my previous comment.   Seeing your interest in pelicans, I figured you might also like to make the brown pelican an FA. Thanks a ton for all your time and trouble! I hope you have a wonderful day/night!   Adityavagarwal (talk) 10:39, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

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Wadden SeaEdit

Thank you for your improvements to Wadden Sea. You said " added better map to text (was in infobox before, but appears the new only supports the less useful [in this case] pin map)". This isn't really correct (if I looked correctly). The map was used as an image in the old version of the infobox[1]; you can still replace the image that is there with the map if you prefer that one at the top of the infobox. When the infobox was migrated to Wikidata, it used a different image[2], which is the one I copied to use in the current infobox. I added a map (which you further improved) so that now we have both a map and an image. Using the other map as a map is indeed at the moment not possible, but this wasn't possible in the old version either (as far as I know). Fram (talk) 10:32, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the additional info, it's appreciated. RN1970 (talk) 10:40, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

my summary commentsEdit

Sorry you didn't understand the reference to my pseudo. Better look again and think!! Also you misread the edition and didn't see that the references were included elswhere. I understand that you may be disappointed by the changes especially if you are the one who added the repetitive comments on taxonomy. Also so sorry for not signing my previous commentsaeblmr 20:10, 9 March 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thescarid (talkcontribs)

Unfortunately, I fully understood. I understand how you repeatedly have made changes that do not match the refs (indeed, often directly contradicted by the refs), have provided "false refs" (refs claimed to support info, but when checked they do not) and now claim that you had included supporting references elsewhere (you had not): Talk:Sparisoma cretense. Let's not split discussions. RN1970 (talk) 21:44, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
I believe I am signing my contributions correctly. At least I am including the tildes as instructed. Perhaps there is a better way to do this? Maybe you could adivse? kind regards - and don't talk things so personally !!!!≥ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thescarid (talkcontribs) 14:14, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
To sign comments you should add four tiles at the end of your comment: ~~~~
Yes, there is a better way to do this. You add something to an article, you make sure it matches the refs. Also, don't delete comments by other people, like you've done here and elsewhere (indeed, I already explained signing in the comment you've repeatedly tried to delete at Talk:Sparisoma cretense; you should consider reading it instead). It is interesting that when your removal of my comment repeatedly was reverted and you were warned aboit this, another completely new user with an "interesting" name suddenly appeared and repeated your edits. RN1970 (talk) 18:29, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

I dropped a notice at ANI - ANI/Sockpuppetry & disruptive editing by User:Thescarid. I think this behaviour has gone far enough now. --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 09:39, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks Elmidae, it is appreciated. I see the editor+socks have been blocked. RN1970 (talk) 18:26, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

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British Library SizeEdit

Saying, "150+, 170+...." is the same as just saying "150+" the lowest estimate is what we are looking at here and the Library of congress has a higher bench mark. At the end of the day from the source information the library of congress might also be larger then 200+ it never has a top bench mark. That is why it conflicts. I do not want an editing war that is why I'm asking you to return it back to its correct form or respond to me, ether is fine.

side note, we are also the only google response on the front page who says the British library is bigger, that usually is a good indicator that we are wrong. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Viridiss (talkcontribs) 19:59, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Sorry for the slow reply.
Wiki relies on WP:V and there are WP:RS sources that support 150–200 million for the British Library, so that is what the wiki article says. I would strongly object to anyone insisting on only listing the 150 number. It would contradict WP:NPOV, a core policy on wiki, by deliberately choosing to overlook sources based on no valid reason that I can think of. If only one is listed, there is a much stronger argument for 200 million than 150. The ref for 150+ million is old, around a decade if not more (wayback confirms that numbers in ref haven't been updated at least since 2009). Recent refs, like this from a month ago, say 200+ million.
Both these mega-libraries have grown fast in recent decades and it continues. It's also easy to find old refs for the Library of Congress, like this from 2005 that says 110 million. In 2012 it was 151–155+ million (they list both numbers), in 2016 it was 164+ million (the number currently in the wiki list) and the most recent number, from 2017, has 167+ million. However, a related problem is that no single definition of a "library item" exists, and we have no way of knowing if the different libraries use the same definition. The British Library's year review specifically highlights this problem. Later (in this month) I will add a few sentences to the article about the problem and why both Library of Congress and the British Library have been called largest.
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thank you for the response, sorry about not signing Ill try to do that. My argument is not to take away the 200 mil but simple put the library lower since the meaning is the same. with both being murky on size as you mention it also would be prudent to look at staff and area size for which the library of congress is way bigger. And you are right that both are called the biggest however we are very much in the minority with saying the British library is. I agree we need to have something talking about how murky it is but it seems inappropriate to have the British library higher when the size in the areas of staff and budget are so much bigger even if we can not tell about the size of items and with one having an Approximation ranging 50 million is hardly is a justification to say bigger because the higher end is bigger even if their is confusion on what is defined as an item. Thank you again for your response. Viridiss (talk) 00:59, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

I just want to put a note that I simple have a disagreement about putting the British library over the Congressional one. Honestly I think the best way over all is to have nether on the top and simple it say that it is a contested topic, now that i think about it. However I do not know how this could be accomplished and if it can not then I think we are better off just putting the Congressional one over for the reasons stated. But best think in my opinion would be to have nether as sole #1. Viridiss (talk) 01:07, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

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varanidsEdit

Hoy, I was just reading about the earless monitor lizard Lanthanotus borneensis, while looking at the use of the term "monitor lizard" and see you contributed to that article. There is some discussion on naming at Talk:Monitor lizard if you interested in bringing another perspective. cygnis insignis 04:57, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

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