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Thanks for sharing the swan picture - it is awfully cute. Good luck in the Mornington Crescent championship! :-) FreplySpang (talk) 00:17, 22 May 2005 (UTC)

Pic of the day

Hi Brookie,

Just to let you know that your photo Image:CAGrave.jpg is coming up for Pic of the Day on the 30th May. You can check and correct the caption at Wikipedia:Picture of the day/May 30, 2005. -- Solipsist 21:51, 24 May 2005 (UTC)


Thanks very much for the award, very apprieciated. Electricmoose- Electrifying 18:27, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Visit this site

If you have time please visit Unencyclopedia, it is a parady site of Wiki. Electricmoose- Electrifying 06:49, Jun 7, 2005 (UTC)


So you've been doing some work on some of the articles that I've created. Well do you know what I think of your work, huh? I think you've done a great job! Plus the images that you've added on Alejandro Tapia y Rivera and Antonio Valeo de Bernabe are great. Let me remind you of one thing, in Latin-American countries it is common to use both surnames such as the case of Alejandrina Benitez de Gautier and Tapia y Rivera. Therefore, I redid Alejandrina and wrote it as Benitez de Gautier while in Tapia y Rivera's case he is most commonly known simply as Tapia. Normaly a person of Latin American descent born in the United States however, will only use his fathers surname. It's been a pleasure writing to you. Tony the Marine 08:49, 9 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thank you

Hey, thanks for the No 1 Award. I'm finally number 1 in something (smile). You know it is kind of ironic, yesterday I thought to myself "I think Brookie and I are going to become good wikipedian friends" and here you surprise me with the award. I'm also glad that you've read my articles about Puerto Rico. It's incrediable how so many talented people were born there. Tell me something about yourself. If you ever need any help in relation to Latin Amaerican topics, let me know, O.K? Your friend Marine 69-71 01:17, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)

(P.S. I forgot to tell you that I framed the award and placed in its own special place in my User Page, take a look)

You're Welcome

Brookie my friend, you are welcome. You are one of three people that deserved it. One thing though, in my talk page you called me Mike and I'm Tony, I found it kind of funny. I have a question, do you think that you might be able to obain an image of General Luis R. Esteves? I would like one for his article. Your friend Tony the Marine 8 July 2005 18:21 (UTC)

Lindisfarne Castle

Nice one! Did you take that photo yourself, the one at the bottom of the page? Deb 18:09, 26 July 2005 (UTC)

I should have noticed that! Love the pastel box, by the way. Feel free to vandalise my page any time. Deb 16:34, 27 July 2005 (UTC)


I need your help. It seems that someone wants to delete my article on Carlos Lozada, one of four Puerto Ricans to have been awarded the Medal of Honor. You can help fight this injustice by voting against deletion here: VfD. Please participate. Your friend Tony the Marine 05:28, August 3, 2005 (UTC)

Happy birthday

Happy birthday! =Nichalp «Talk»= 09:12, August 4, 2005 (UTC)

I'm sorry... for some insane reason I thought today was Aug 5th. Anyway Happy b'day tomorrow. How do I know your birthdate? Here's the [1]. :)


"Happy Birthday Brookie"
Happy Birthday Brookie

O.K., I know that your birthday is on the 5th but, what the hell, let's start the celebration today. I would like to nominate you for adminship because you deserve it but, before I do, I would like to know if it's O.K. with you. Happy birthday once again, your friend Tony the Marine 19:58, August 4, 2005 (UTC)



--User:Jenmoa 01:21, 5 August 2005 (UTC)

RE: Snowtown

Thank you Brookie for helping me get into the flow of wikipedia :) Your encouragment/advice has been really helpful --Lisa 01:09, 12 August 2005 (UTC)


Hi. You voted for Snowtown murders for ACOTF. It is now selected. It looks like I picked a bad time to roll it over, as several voters seem to be unavailable :-( --Scott Davis Talk 15:07, 14 August 2005 (UTC)

What's Up, Doc?

I have moved the article at What's Up, Doc? to What's Up, Doc? (1972 film), so you may want to update the link on your favourite stuff page. Qutezuce 18:34, August 17, 2005 (UTC)

Edward Tylecote


Just wondered if you'd be interested in this article about another Old Cliftonian, Kind regards, jguk 18:23, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

A. E. J. Collins is main page!

Hey Brookie, I see you're away - when you get back you might be interested in knowing that A. E. J. Collins was the featured article on August 23, 2005. :) Talrias (t | e | c) 02:18, 23 August 2005 (UTC)

I meant to give you this before you arrived back, but forgot, jguk 19:10, 27 August 2005 (UTC):
Main page on 23 August.

Kissing Swans in "Love" article

I think that this picture you submitted is absolutely amazing. And I'd like to make it into a t-shirt. But to do so, of course, I'll need a much higher-res copy. I'm wondering if you might know how I could get my hands on one. I've scoured the net and haven't been able to find another picture even close to it.

Thanks, Floorsheim 22:24, 28 August 2005 (UTC)

Awesome, that would be perfect. My email address is Nice job on that shot. Truly one-of-a-kind. Floorsheim 22:47, 30 August 2005 (UTC)


It got a little too silly for me a while back and I sort of lost interest in it. I might pop back, but my watchlist has grown considerably in recent months! Thryduulf 10:25, 6 September 2005 (UTC)


I have nominated you for adminship. JIP | Talk 13:30, 18 September 2005 (UTC)

I hope you accept, as I think you're worthy :). Good luck, --Cyberjunkie | Talk 13:33, 18 September 2005 (UTC)
Been there, done that. ;-)--Cyberjunkie | Talk 13:39, 18 September 2005 (UTC)

Brookie, sorry for being so slow to respond. I did get the email but have been crazy-busy (to the point of very little sleep) for the past few days. I think I was just in time. What I see is a balanced person who is likely to err on the side of assuming good faith -- so I'm glad to support your request for adminship. Good luck with it. Lisa 02:31, 21 September 2005 (UTC)

Your Adminship

My great friend Brookie, For me it was not only an honour, but a previlege to support you. My only regret is that it wasn't I who nominated you and that I could only vote once. Good luck my friend, I know that you'll make it for sure. Your friend Tony the Marine 22:16, 18 September 2005 (UTC)

You're a sysop!

I'm pleased to let you know that, consensus being reached, you are now an administrator. Congratulations!. You should read the relevant policies and other pages linked to from the administrators' reading list before carrying out tasks like deletion, protection, banning users, and editing protected pages such as the Main Page. Most of what you do is easily reversible by other sysops, apart from page history merges and image deletion, so please be especially careful with those. You might find the new administrators' how-to guide helpful. Cheers! =Nichalp «Talk»= 07:40, 25 September 2005 (UTC)

Congrats, Brookie! :)--Cyberjunkie | Talk 08:38, 25 September 2005 (UTC)


Welcome to the club, Mr. Administrator. I'm glad that one of my best friends in Wiki made it. Take care Tony the Marine 22:32, 25 September 2005 (UTC)


You did a great job. Thank you for everything. Your friend Tony the Marine 17:43, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

Barnstar time

Hi Brookie,

I've just noticed that you seem to be doing a good job, tidying up lots of odd little articles. I don't know how you are finding them, but it is the sort of thing that often escapes notice. In any case, please accept this Editor's Barnstar and keep up the good work. -- Solipsist 15:43, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

Barnstar moved to my Barnstar store! ...en passant! 16:10, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

Sorry to drop on you again...

Hello again, as we seem to be online virtually at the same time..... just to let you know, some days ago I was whacked with the following by GraemeL (you never cease to learn), and I promised to spread it:

When using template tags on talk pages, don't forget to substitute with text by adding subst: to the template tag. For example, use {{subst:test}} instead of {{test}}. This reduces server load and prevents accidental blanking of the template.

Cheers. And don't take me for a betterknowing busybody :))Lectonar 12:33, 12 October 2005 (UTC)

your question

Sorry, just came in at 8.30 (Berlin-time), and it took a little research, but the nearest thing I found is here; as far as I understand it, you have to protect the article while it's still there, tag it accordingly and then delete it and it's history....and I see you've borrowed my admin-template... :)) Happy editing. Lectonar 06:49, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

  • glad to be of service...and the colour fits well with my babel template ;) Lectonar 07:21, 13 October 2005 (UTC)
    • If it's worth anything to you (and if you're not fishing for compliments ;)), I think you could do well with a {{en-N}}, as I find you're grasp of English rather, say, for me, when I do translation work from German to English or French to English for wiki, at first sight everything reads really well (for me; if you're in the mood, have a look at the article about Helmut Berger and its history)...then someone comes along rephrasing it, and, presto, that's the real bean (and yes, that's me fishing for compliments :))) ) Lectonar 08:22, 13 October 2005 (UTC)
      • Thanks for the compliments and the tweakin' (you see what I meant); there is a picture of him on the talk-page on the article (alright, not so much of him...), loaded up by MutterErde, who has recently been banned indefinitely here and on the German-wiki. Lectonar 09:49, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

My RfA


Hi Brookie! Just wanted to thank you for supporting my RfA, and for your compliment there. I hope I will be able to live up to the confidence placed in me. --Cyberjunkie | Talk 04:53, 19 October 2005 (UTC)


Hi Brookie. Just a courtesy message as I've edited out some information from articles which I know are close to your heart, and wanted you to know that these edits are not intended to cause offence or to be taken as trolling or baiting! If you disagree with my edits, please let me know why! Regards, CLW 10:36, 5 November 2005 (UTC)


Thanks! ;) Morwen - Talk 08:18, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

For parish headcounts, poke around [2] looking for "parish headcounts". It should eventually give you a zip file with a spreadsheet in. Morwen - Talk 08:27, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

GraemeL's RFA


Hi Brookie,

I am now an administrator (looking like a good egg) and would like to thank you for your support on my RfA. I was very surprised at the number of votes and amount of and kind comments that I gathered. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I mess up in the use of my new powers. --GraemeL (talk) 15:26, 21 November 2005 (UTC)

And another thing...

As the amount of info about St Mary's within the Grendon article grows, I'm wondering whether perhaps the church merits splitting out into its own article? Schools tend to survive AfDs these days, but what about churches?

New Messages

Glad you like it. Would you like to be apart of my classic rock survey? There is more unfo on my user page. RENTASTRAWBERRY FOR LET? röck 23:39, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

Tony the Marine

Hi my friend, thanks for the message. It's nice to know that your friends think about you once in awile. I've been writing articles as always, yesterday I finished Juano Hernandez. We haven't spoken for sometime. You know I believe that Wiki has to change its policy and to better enable us to fight Vandalism. If a person wants to edit, he should be asked to register, like in so many other sites. It's difficult when "anybody" (especially those unregistered users) can mess up your work. That's one of the reasons that many people question the credibility of our project. If Wiki required that you register, then we can go after and punish the perpetrator and not a bunch of innocent users. Food for thought Your friend Tony the Marine 06:10, 1 December 2005 (UTC)

Back... and need some urgent help!

Hi Brookie! Sorry you missed me (like a hole in the head?!). I'm back and screwing up already. As an admin, please could you move Thereis a sucker born every minute to back to There is a sucker born every minute (stupid slip which resulted in me hitting the enter button...)? I was trying to move it to There's a sucker born every minute (which I can't do, but will go via the normal "requested moves" procedure) when I got my fingers in a tangle. Sorry and thanks! CLW 10:47, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Oh - in the meantime, another admin has already spotted this and fixed it. Cheers anyway! CLW 11:06, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
Ooh - straight on the watchlist! CLW 15:11, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Well, I must say that I'd be honoured! The use of admin functions such as rolling back vandalism would be extremely useful. However, I've only been here since the end of July, and some of my decisions have attracted mild criticism (User talk:CLW#Rick Kosick, User talk:CLW#Afd, User talk:CLW#Edits at once). D'you reckon those factors would go against me? If not, I'd gladly accept nomination! CLW 16:49, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

I've had a good look through the current RfAs, and I reckon that even if I were to be shot down in flames, it'd produce constructive criticism which is always a good thing and which would provide useful pointers for if I should then be re-nominated in future. So yes, please, nomination would be appreciated! Cheers, CLW 17:46, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Thank you

Thanks a lot!

Though I wish I could see the full trail. There might (must, in fact) have been stuff the person who included the copy vio stuff removed...

IFaqeer 01:57, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

Speedy deletion.

That's fine. I don't like you anymore. Akrynite

What a shame!


Hi Brookie, I have reformatted the photo's into the above article, rather than having a gallery. I think this is much more user friendly for articles with only one or two photos. Nice photo you added BTW, have you been there? Cheers. 18:09, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

Ah, the liberating qualities of having young kids :) 10:33, 14 December 2005 (UTC)
Indeed! Brookie :) - a collector of little round things! (Talk!) 10:44, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

ID page

Do I edit my ID page? It's not a biographical entry.Spraggin 11:49, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

user page

The following message appeared on my user page:

This biographical entry (or if this is posted on your user page, an article you have recently written) may not meet Wikipedia's generally accepted criteria for inclusion for a biographical article.

  • If you wish to create a historical or chronological reference of your existence, you may find the WikiMe project more appropriate for your needs.
  • If you are attemping to make an entry for genealogical purposes, you may find a useful site (but please do not simply copy material to Wikitree unless you are the original author - their license terms are different to Wikipedia's).

How should I respond to the message? Spraggin 12:06, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Look closely at what you had created before and which started the debate - and then work forward from there. Brookie :) - a collector of little round things! (Talk!) 17:04, 14 December 2005 (UTC)


Thank you very much for nominating me for adminship in the first place! As a collector of little round things, you don't seem to have much in your collection at the moment, so here's a Jaffa Cake to start you off! Cheers, CLW 13:41, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Image moved to Barnstars - thanks you - I enjoyed the snack! Brookie :) - a collector of little round things! (Talk!) 17:08, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks, and Merry Christmas

Mikereichold 08:23, 15 December 2005 (UTC)


I've moved it to my user page. I'll incorporate it into my Babel list when I can be bothered! CLW 15:14, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

Arthington Priory

Wasn't sure what kind of stub to give it :) ...

I've had a little tinker with it. Those nuns, eh? CLW 22:15, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Kalmar Castle

Hi, Brookie! I have to agree with Fred Chessplayer that two (fairly similar) pics of Kalmar Castle is rather a lot for the article Kalmar. You don't happen to have some other nice picture of Kalmar you could upload and donate instead, by any chance? I mean, I don't know Kalmar very well, but there must be other views of it worth displaying. Are you in Kalmar yourself? Do you think it might be possible to get a Kalmar skyline and the Öland bridge into one pic, for instance? Bishonen | talk 01:05, 18 December 2005 (UTC).

Hi Brookie. Might I ask you re-upload your images to Wikimedia Commons which makes sure they do not get lost? In addition, Swedish wikipedia might be interested in them. Use Category:Kalmar. / Fred-Chess 14:06, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Felix Navidad

Tony the Marine

O.K. Brookie, so you don't believe in Santa, but I still want to wish you and your loved ones all the happiness in the world and the best new year ever. Your friend, Tony the Marine 04:41, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Delapré Abbey

I'm not convinced that this recent obsession with nuns is healthy! As you've noticed, I've can a go through the article. Change back anything you disagree with; if I object I'll start an edit war! (Not really.) (Perhaps.)

I've moved the article to Delapré Abbey - I don't think there's anything confusing as the un-accented version now redirects folk there anyway. If anything, I think having a different title to opening description would have been more confusing!

The Tates - are they the sugar/art magnates or a different family? Probably worth linking (surely there's an article?) if it's the same family.

Look forward to the next nun-related article! Cheers, CLW 16:12, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

Festive greetings...

Ho ho ho! you, from a nun! And from CLW 11:22, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

Locking GHava vote

I didn't know that was allowed...--SarekOfVulcan 19:20, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

It's finished - just needs closing - and keeps the trolls away! Brookie :) - a collector of little round things! (Talk!) 08:32, 23 December 2005 (UTC)
Now closed and deleted Brookie :) - a collector of little round things! (Talk!) 10:07, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

your email

Thanks for your email, but I think I'm going to spend my time on mince pies instead. Have a merry christmas and a happy new year! --W(t) 03:25, 24 December 2005 (UTC)


Hi, I uploaded an image of Ari Meyers within the the accordance established by Wikipedia (source and licence) and someone put it up for deletion because "it is unencyclopedic". The image is of good taste and just because it is a wallpaper image I don't think it should be deleted. Please view and if you can, express your opinion. Images and media for deletion/2005 December 24 Thank you, Tony the Marine 03:54, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

Christmas Gift

from Tony the Marine 07:26, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

A speedy of yours

Is now at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Fiona Sit - brenneman(t)(c) 13:45, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

Wikistory tribute (?)

Idly checking through the "What links here" from my user page, and found this: [3]. You really are a nutter, Mr. Brookie! Anyway, happy New Year to you! CLW 13:39, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Sedilla / Sedilia

Hi Brookie! I was just checking some church architectural terms and see you have recently created the Sedilla article. I'm not familiar with that spelling; can't find it in Collins Dictionary or Pevsner. I think you must mean Sedilia, which already has an article (albeit a rather short one). Perhaps you could merge yours into it? The picture would be especially valuable. SiGarb 23:30, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

And a Happy New Year to you too!
(PS Did the pub run dry? It's not quite 2006 yet!)
(PPS While you are fixing Sedilla, perhaps you could look into the mess-up that has overtaken Aisle and particularly user:Myfanwy/Aisle. The latter obviously needs deleting, although it looks as if she's started making some sensible edits, got confused and chickened out. (Some of her improvements could be merged into Aisle, though I'd think just a mention that aisles are also found in theatres, cinemas, supermarkets and public transport would suffice, rather than giving each area a heading of its own.) SiGarb 12:57, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Happy New Year

(Feliz Año Nuevo)

Happy New Year from Tony the Marine

I wish you all the happiness in the world and remember, if an injustice is ever committed against you or one of your articles, I will always be by your side. Your friend Tony the Marine

Feliz Día de Reyes

Los Tres Reyes Magos/The three Wise Men

I would like to share with my three best friends in Wikipedia, Brookie, David Cannon and Linuxbeak a Puerto Rican Christian tradition and wish you three a "Happy Dia de Reyes", a celebration that we still celebrate in Puerto Rico every January 6. The night before the children of the island fill a little box with grass for the kings camel and place it under the Christmas tree. When they wake up the following day, they find the box empty and gifts left by the kings. God Bless you all Tony the Marine 05:04, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

Question for the all-seeing Brookie.

How did you find out about the vandalism on the Laval page, of all places? I live in Montreal and so happened across the site... As an administrator are you flagged when their are unusual levels of postings and reverts? Shawn, Montreal, Jan. 6/06

Nothing so Bond-like I'm afraid - I was chasing some monstrous self-publicity by Rick Blatter which lead me to that page - where I removed his puff! How's the weather in Montreal? Rainy in England today! Brookie :) - a collector of little round things! (Talk!) 17:00, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

Hi Brookie. Seasonably cold in Montreal today, around -11C, but expected to become rather warm over the next week or so. In fact, rain in the longterm forecast which is rather unusual. So Mr. Rick Blatter is putting his stuff all over Wikipedia? I thought we was a local Lavalois just promoting himself muncipally. Shawn, Montreal Jan. 7/2206

Brookie, Blatter was at it again on the Laval entry. But "Weregerbil" put a stop to it. Shawn, Montreal, 8/2006

Page Deletion

Could you let me know why you have deleted the Adorable (band) page I created earlier? I have just come back to add some further information and it has gone.

As it was - it did not establish notability and was therefore speedy deleted. If you are working on articles and leave them for a while please not on there that you are doing that - so that Administrators and others will give it a chance to fly. Brookie :) - a collector of little round things! (Talk!) 10:42, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
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