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Please create a user page[edit]

Please create a user page at User:TimR. I could create it myself, but I prefer not to touch other people's user pages. Because of the existence of subpages such as User:TimR/Tables, it's just odd to not have an uplink. — Randall Bart 01:01, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Fair point - now done. Thanks. :-) TimR 07:48, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Sortkeys[edit]

I started a discussion at Template talk:Sortablename, since there seem to be a number of unconnected efforts to create sortkeys for sortable wikitables. ~ trialsanderrors 23:20, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Very interesting - thanks. I'll have a good look at that. TimR 07:11, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for working on this excellent utility: sorting by surname was exactly what I was looking for. In the spirit of Burns Night, lang may yir lum reek! --NigelG (or Ndsg) | Talk 17:55, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (Image:TheMemoirsOfSherlockHolmes-BBCAdaptation-TheFinalProblem-Extract.ogg)[edit]

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Little Ben[edit]

In this article you added the information that the clock is constantly one hour ahead of GMT. Is this true? Emeraude 16:16, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

I was told this some years ago by an London local history specialist as the explanation for the rather cryptic rhyme - I have to say that I am not sure whether it is still true (or indeed ever was) but I will try to check it out next time I am in London outside British Summer Time. TimR 16:32, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Peter Tobin references[edit]

When I viewed the page last, the references had disappeared entirely along with the categories, after (and presumably somehow as a result of) your edit. I didn't have the time just then to figure out why, hence the revert. Katharineamy (talk) 20:48, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

January 2008[edit]

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Orphaned non-free media (Image:LordOfTheRingsBBCRadioAdaptation1981Cover.jpg)[edit]

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About your recent edit..[edit]

On this edit, please see Wikipedia:Spelling on how to "spell check" correctly, because the way you are doing it is just.... woah. Thanks. -66.51.147.57 —Preceding comment was added at 00:11, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Another chart that won't work[edit]

Would you be willing to help me with another chart that is just not working? The lines are not going where they should, and I can't figure out why it isn't working. Thanks in advance. - LA @ 21:04, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Delighted to be able to help. Don't forget that a box (with text in it) has a width of 'three' compared to a line segment, with a width of 'one' which is why lines can seem to be too short (see the boxes section under the parameters paragraph. Also don't be afraid to experiment: I guess where things go, and then decide from looking whether a line should be a little longer or shorter and then just put more tiles into the appropriate line of the template. Eventually after many trials and previews, I get something I'm reasonably happy with.... :-) Feel free to shout for further help. TimR (talk) 21:51, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Just need an opinion[edit]

Tim...would you give me your opinion of a chart that I have made? It is here. I just need an opinion, since it is working well since you pointed out what I missed when reading the usage. - LA @ 06:00, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Sorry it's taken me a while to get back to you about this. I'm really impressed with the chart. It's huge and you've put a lot of effort into it! If you're after any suggestions for changes or improvements, I have nothing to add: you've done an excellent job there. :-) TimR (talk) 09:48, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

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April 2008[edit]

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sortable wikitable[edit]

when i sort on User:TimR/Tables the last table, the dates in the left column don't sort properly. do they work for you? --Rajah (talk) 02:19, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

ok, my bad. i see now you are using a custom javascript for that. my apologies. --Rajah (talk) 02:20, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

RE: DID castaway choices[edit]

Always nice to know one's efforts are appreciated - ta! Cavie78 (talk) 10:05, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Wine and Viticulture templates[edit]

Very nifty! :) AgneCheese/Wine 03:31, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Nice! Thanks... Pmrich (talk) 11:14, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Please check out refinements of Template:Viticulture. Your input is appreciated. Also, what do you think of change in category? It does not make sense to me. Pmrich (talk) 11:33, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Spider-Man[edit]

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Template:Infobox Radio show[edit]

Someone has mucked about extensively with the Radio Show Infobox template and removed the caption capability. Can you rescue the situation? Thanks. Softlavender (talk) 20:19, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the pointer. Certainly. I can't do it right now, but I'll have a look in the next day or two to try to see what's going on. TimR (talk) 23:16, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Nevermind, I notified the editor involved and he fixed it. It's all fine now! Not fully fixed yet, although I've renotified the editor involved. Softlavender (talk) 02:29, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Grape Variety Capitalisation[edit]

Hi, Your article on grape variety caps is mostly correct BUT it misses a further point, which is that there is a further breakdown below cultivar(!). So while Vitis vinifera ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’ is correct, Sauvignon blanc is fully Vitis vinifera ‘Sauvignon’ blanc. These are mostly for the cultivars with differing coloured grapes, although their may be other examples, hence Cabernet Franc is all caps, but Pinot noir and Pinot gris are not.--Limegreen (talk) 11:10, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Template:Alcoholic beverages[edit]

Hi. I saw your message on Jerem43's talk page about this template. I don't know of any specific examples off the top of my head, but I understand the problem, because it's come up several times since 2006, back when I started editing related articles. Sadly, on average, once you pull the basic information about a drink into an infobox, the remainder of the article is frequently quite short, sometimes a stub, sometimes just a bit longer. Either way, when someone views a very short article and over half the page is templates (the infobox and the Alcoholic beverages template, plus maybe others), it really overwhelms the article and makes it appear insignificant. Such articles tend to get flagged for deletion. However, articles like that in the past have been dramatically expanded and improved well beyond the stub threshold. Large templates do not help in that case. Furthermore, once a person has seen the template the first time, they really don't need to see the whole thing over and over again. It might be nice to use a cookie or something to track if a person has viewed the template, or better yet, track the hidden/shown choice, but we can't. The compromise then is to keep large navigation templates like Alcoholic beverages collapsed (hidden) until the user expands them deliberately. I hope that clarifies things for you, but if not, you can ask me again (or Jerem43, who is actually much more active currently in dealing with the templates for these WikiProjects). Have a good weekend! —Willscrlt “Talk” ) 12:44, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Infobox wine grape variety[edit]

Hello Tim, I just realised that you created Template:Infobox wine grape variety several months ago, and that this template is another template than Template:Infobox grape variety which has existed since 2007. The latter template is the one linked to by the Wikipedia:WikiProject Wine project page. I just posted my take on your template on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Wine#Duplicate infoboxes, or Did I fall asleep?. Tomas e (talk) 17:31, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

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Audio Drama Wiki[edit]

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Adding chart tiles[edit]

Hi Tim,

Thanks for making Template:Chart happen. I use it a lot!

The way the code works is completely over my head, so I wanted to ask you - how technically feasible is the prospect of adding new tile types? It would be useful to have tiles that look like -|- (that is to say, a horizontal line with a small gap through which a vertical line passes) and the same thing but rotated through 90° (it's hard to draw an example with ASCII art). They could be used for clearer indications of lines that have to cross over each other in complicated trees. Would I be able to ask you to do that if it isn't crazy difficult? If it is, please feel free to decline.

Cheers, — Hex (❝?!❞) 19:04, 14 October 2012 (UTC).

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