User talk:Backinstadiums

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Talk pages[edit]

Hi, I see that you've been writing comments on the talk pages of entries. Notice that most people won't bother to look there. If you have any questions or concerns about any particular entry, you can bring them to people's attention at WT:Tea Room. — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 22:43, 22 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Justinrleung: O.k., thanks.--Backinstadiums (talk) 23:33, 22 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem! — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 23:37, 22 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I usually take a look when I see there's something on it :) I mean when I'm interested in the entry. But they are probably right that many people don't. Kolmiel (talk) 20:27, 4 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Babel box[edit]

Please correct the information in the Babel box on your user page. It's nice to know what someone's native language, what level of English they are capable of, and what level of proficiency they may have in other languages (and scripts, BTW). DCDuring (talk) 17:34, 12 March 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@DCDuring: Could you add Spanish as my native language please? --Backinstadiums (talk) 20:55, 12 March 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes check.svg Done, please see this edit. Per utramque cavernam 21:15, 12 March 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Incidentally, you've been active recently in discussions about Japanese and Chinese terms. It would be helpful if you could update your Babel box with your best guess at your current proficiency levels for these languages. ‑‑ Eiríkr Útlendi │Tala við mig 20:30, 17 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Plural verb with collective noun (series, etc)[edit]

Hi, you have posted many times on the Tea Room about the use of plural verbs with collective nouns, but then you never bother to look at the replies, and you just carry on generating more and more. In the August tea room, I replied on "series" and on "is/are a wide variety of patterns".

I do not know why nobody @ or @ --Backinstadiums (talk) 11:27, 15 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, I get a different IP address every time I log on. My replies on the August tea room page to your two questions were by
  • I think I missed the Tea Room thread, but in response to the above example noun phrase "a wide variety of patterns", I would have to say that style guides advocate for use of the singular for the verb, since the main noun here is the singular "variety". Same as "a group of many different cars" -- the main noun is the singular "group".
HTH, ‑‑ Eiríkr Útlendi │Tala við mig 15:54, 19 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SUC, I got the email you sent me[edit]

Hi SUC. I got the email you sent me a few days ago but I'm afraid I won't open it or to go to to look at the "Oxford English Dictionary" you sent me. Following email links is not something I typically do. Even if it were a PDF, I wouldn't, since who knows what's embedded in it. -- Dentonius (my politics | talk) 15:25, 24 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Chuck Entz, this might be important for you to note. -- Dentonius (my politics | talk) 15:29, 24 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Dentonius: what does SUC stand for?--Backinstadiums (talk) 16:03, 24 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, mistaken identity ;-) I thought you were someone else. -- Dentonius (my politics | talk) 16:35, 24 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Dentonius:why did you pinged Chuck Entz? --Backinstadiums (talk) 16:40, 24 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I suspect it's malware. If you didn't send it intentionally, you might want to get your computer checked. -- Dentonius (my politics | talk) 16:42, 24 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
you sound way too wary to be even a baby boomer... --Backinstadiums (talk) 16:47, 24 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I feel ya[edit]

Thanks for the thanks re. my now-deleted post. Putting up with egocentric, ill-tempered, socially-challenged bullies is part of the territory in environments that maintain users' anonymity. I don't mind his occasionally ridiculous arguments, but I'll be squarely in your corner if he posts any more ridiculously pugilistic outbursts. And he's been known to troll certain users, so don't let him bait you into to stooping to his level. I hope he's suffering just a mild case of BPD rather than something more serious. After reading The Professor and the Madman I sure wouldn't agree to having a beer with him. (Like he might even take time away from here for something like that? Ha!) Cheers. --Kent Dominic (talk) 12:32, 7 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for help on en page Dinner[edit]

I found a copy of the work. But the work itself costs a ton. ADDSamuels (talk) 07:23, 4 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Username: ‪Backinstadiums‬, IP address:, Block ID: 211431[edit]

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This blocked user is asking that their block be reviewed:

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Fallacious: no copyright infringement, no "crap" nonsense added, no disruptive behavior

Username: ‪Backinstadiums‬, IP address:, Block ID: 211431 --Backinstadiums (talk) 13:59, 9 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

how should I proceed? --Backinstadiums (talk) 13:44, 13 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]



Did you see the replies I wrote? They would be here: [1]. I'll try to go through more, but there's a tradeoff between thoroughness and speed of answering. 18:42, 22 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@ d'you see mine? Let's do it for sure Backinstadiums (talk) 19:14, 22 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I did. 19:32, 22 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]