I usually will reply here to messages left here. If you want me to look at something or to join in a discussion elsewhere, please provide the link. If it is a matter of general interest, please raise it on the appropriate article talk page and notify me about it here. Thank you. Kablammo.
Hi. User:Peter I. Vardy is on my watchlist, as I helped a bit on his lists of churches cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust, so I saw your request. Have a look at the churches in the Architects and Architecture section in the Articles created section of my User page. Apart from Holy Trinity Church, Leeds, I've never seen any of the other churches(!) (nor the one at North Shields), but I have a number of books that I can use to knock up an article. I'm usually working on various articles at the same time, but I could at least start a stub and add bits and pieces as time permits. What do you think? Best wishes. --GuillaumeTell 16:15, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
- Hello again. As you'll see from the header above, I've unleashed the article into mainspace. What do you think? I found a Commons image of the church for the infobox (incorrectly captioned Christ Church, Tynemouth, but it's the correct church) and a couple of quite good collections of photos old and new which I've put under External links. Frustratingly, I can't find anything much about the Calliope, nor could I see any images relating to it (though there are some nice pictures of the organ itself) - but maybe I missed something. Perhaps you could insert whatever there is to say about the ship's panelling or whatever, and/or get Rotherstone to look in and take the pictures? In theory, I could hop on a train to Newcastle (an hour from here) and then take the Metro to North Shields (about another half hour, so half a day at least), but I have other things to do at present. Best. --GuillaumeTell 21:45, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
Wikipedia Loves Libraries event
In the area? You are invited to Wikipedia Loves Libraries in Minneapolis.
Hennepin County Library's Special Collections is hosting a Minneapolis history editathon on November 3. Help increase the depth of information on Minneapolis history topics by using materials in the Minneapolis Collection. Find your own topics to edit or work from a list developed by Special Collections librarians.
There will also be an intro for people new to Wikipedia, and tours of Special Collections.
Where: Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Special Collections (4th floor)
When: 10am-4:30pm, Saturday, November 3, 2012
Thank you for transferring the natural disaster links from the Minnesota page to the Minnesota Climate page! That was thoughtful, and made more sense anyway. Have a great day!Guanaco55 (talk) 12:38, 17 November 2012 (UTC)
- Thanks for the note-- I had not realized that my edit restored the IP's; I thought I was reverting to yours. Anyway, now fixed. Kablammo (talk) 02:16, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
Happy New Year!
|Best wishes for the New Year!|
|Wishing you and yours a joyous, healthful, and productive 2013!
Please accept a belated thank you for the well wishes upon my retirement as FAC delegate this year, and apologies for the false alarm of my first—and hopefully last—retirement; the well wishes extended me were most kind, but I decided to return, re-committed, when another blocked sock was revealed as one of the factors aggravating the FA pages this year.
Maintaining standards in featured content requires vigilance, dedication and knowledge of people like you, who are needed; reviews are always welcome at FAC, FAR and TFA requests. Somehow, somehow we never ever seem to do nothin' completely nice and easy, but here's hoping that 2013 will see a peaceful road ahead and a return to the quality and comaraderie that defines the FA process, with the help of many dedicated Wikipedians!
Using fewer pronouns at Bismarck
Removal of content from John Ferolito article
Your recent edits to the article for John Ferolito removed significant portions of sourced content in an effort to "give some balance". I've never been a believer in the concept of addition by subtraction, and this relevant sourced content will be restored. I'd also love to know more about Ferolito and I'd appreciate learning more about him. I tried to find details about his early life, education, family and other background details when the article was first created, to no avail. I invite you to add further content to the article and provide the balance you feel is necessary by adding additional sourced content, rather than through bowdlerizing the article to reach appropriate levels of hagiography. I'll give you a mulligan on these changes and hope that you will have better luck on your next shot at the article. Alansohn (talk) 22:52, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
- Alansohn, articles principally devoted to controversies clearly give undue weight to the negative aspects of a private individual’s life and career. See, for example, the discussion at Talk:Barry_Wordsworth . If, as you say, information is so limited on this individual that only one business lawsuit and this golf-course accident are all that can be found, then why does Wikipedia need an article on him? If available sources do not support anything more than what is found here, then the article should be deleted. DYK credits are an insufficient reason to justify articles such as this. And something as trivial as this golfing accident should be no basis for a DYK hook, see User_talk:Newyorkbrad/Archive/2013/May#DYK, or even form a part of the article. Kablammo (talk) 01:38, 23 April 2013 (UTC)
Hello from TWAMWIR
Hello Kablammo. I think you are part of a quite small (?) Wiki community in the North East. I think you have expressed interest in my work as Wikimedian in Residence working from Discovery Museum Newcastle. You can chat to me in various ways either through Wiki or the many connections at About.me. I could try and fascilitate a visit to the Archives? Or talk about subjects you may wish to edit. I am working two days a week till end June. TWAMWIR (talk) 15:58, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
Red River Trails
Hi, I liked the article and believe you have written the greatest part of it. The history is really well researched and written, but unfortunately the article does not cover the economic aspects very well. Is there any data on revenues of the good transported over the trails? In the 1820s until 1826 the Columbia Fur Company had the monopoly on the furs from that area. Then CFC got bought by Astor's AFC and thing became murkier ... Do you have any idea where to find data to add to the economic history? rgds --h-stt !? 15:59, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
- Thanks for the note and the kind words. The short answer is that I don't know of such information, and it was not an area of inquiry for me when I wrote the article. But you are absolutely right; such data would be a valuable addition to it. I have not read any of Harold Innis' work but that may be a starting point. I will not be able to do any such research in the near future, at least, but if you should decide to do so, please let me know. Best regards, Kablammo (talk) 19:45, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
Re adding support
Howdy! I honestly have no idea how this happened, and I hope you accept my apology. I understand how that may look but I hope you believe that I would never remove your opinion from a noticeboard and replace it with my own. I'm claiming crazy edit conflict but again, no idea how. Sorry again and Cheers!Coffeepusher (talk) 21:44, 18 May 2013 (UTC)
- Ok, I just checked the timestamps and this has all the appearances of a PBKAC error and I think that I am obviously to blame. Ill pay better attention in the future. Cheers! Coffeepusher (talk) 21:48, 18 May 2013 (UTC)
Upcoming Wikipedia meetups
In the area? You are invited to the upcoming Minnesota meetups.
To kick-off monthly meetups in the Twin Cities, two events will be held in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library this summer. These are mostly planned as opportunities for Wikipedians to discuss editing, but all are welcome!
Special Collections contains many valuable historical resources, including the Minneapolis Collection, consisting of files on hundreds of topics related to Minneapolis from neighborhoods to politicians (it's best to call or email in advance to request materials). Free wifi and several public computers are available.
Place: Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Special Collections (4th floor)
Dates: Saturday, June 1
Saturday, July 6
For more info and to sign up (not required), see the meetup talk page.
This invitation was sent to users who were interested in past events. If you don't want to receive future invitations, you can remove your name from the invite list. —innotata 14:09, 24 May 2013 (UTC)
Great American Wiknic
In the area? You're invited to the Great American Wiknic.
Place: north of Minnehaha Falls in Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2012
Time: 12–4 pm
- Accessible from the Minnehaha Park METRO station, bus, walk, bike, or car
- If driving, free parking available on 46th Ave. S, and pay parking in the park
- Food and drink options nearby, or bring your own... maybe even to share!
For more, and to sign up (encouraged, not required) go to the meetup talk page.
This invitation was sent to users who were interested in past events. If you don't want to receive future invitations, you can remove your name from the invite list. —innotata 03:04, 13 June 2013 (UTC)