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March 2014[edit]

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Torte reform[edit]

Thanks! If I ate any of that I'd have to eat it all and be hooked on sugar again (ummmm, sugar). I will pass it on, and continue the cycle of torte destruction-by-fork. Appreciated, Randy Kryn 17:24 30 November, 2014 (UTC)


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User: Hafspajen Thank you for sharing. Best to you. 7&6=thirteen () 13:19, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Division Street Bridge (Rhode Island)[edit]

Thanks for helping out, and I saw you added the source about Foster which was from a blog... probably the best to put it in a note because of that. Thanks for the improvements and fixes to pass the GA review. I just got online and saw it. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 05:14, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

New Wikiroom[edit]

today everybody gets wikirooms
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Hafspajen (talk) 22:35, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Thank you. My room is not quite that opulent, but I do have a place for my computer! 7&6=thirteen () 22:42, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
I hope not... because it seems to have very unusual and inconsistent dimensions. I'm not a fan of 20-foot ceilings, but I dare say that the ceiling must be dome-shaped! ChrisGualtieri (talk) 23:09, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
I stayed many times in a room that actually looked a lot like this, and had very high cove ceilings and paintings that augur this painting. In fact, this is a place that deserves its own wikipedia article. Very historic place. Ramsdell Inn Manistee, Michigan. 7&6=thirteen () 23:15, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Very thoughtful. What a nice gesture. 7&6=thirteen () 23:21, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Well, there was ... King Gustav III of Sweden and his Brothers, mainspaced 17th, may be too late? also too close parahrasing might be a problem. Hafspajen (talk) 23:26, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
We will nominate then cure. If you have a close paraphrasing issue, fix it. I use my enhanced Oxford Thesaurus (which came with the word processor Corel WordPerfect a lot. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. You can do that after it is nominated. What do you think should be the hook? If it turns out we are too late, so be it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. 7&6=thirteen () 23:33, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
CAN*T fix it. I can't paraphrase. No talent. Hafspajen (talk) 23:36, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Hook? Well ... 2 kings in the same picture? Hafspajen (talk) 23:37, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • DYK ... that the painting depicts three brothers and two future kings? Eh? A woman's place is in the home...? What kind of page is that ..

Hafspajen (talk) 23:40, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

I am concerned about two things with this nomination. You put it out in dribs and drabs, so to speak. Over a period of several weeks. This may get us shut down on timeliness, or depending on which iteration they decide is the base, potentially a problem with the size of the expansion. I would say that it is a wonderful little article, and that the door to a GA is open, at which time you can then get a 'no brainer' DYK. But I'll go forward if you want. Letameno. 7&6=thirteen () 23:49, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
You say it was a new article (main spaced) on the 17th. I think we should go for it. OK. 7&6=thirteen () 23:51, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
I think so, check. Hafspajen (talk) 00:04, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Nominated it. Contributing this Template:Did you know nominations/Paradise Circus, Birmingham which I reviewed. 7&6=thirteen () 00:05, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Hafspajen (talk) 00:54, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Stripped Classicism[edit]

Allen3 talk 12:28, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Abbey Brewing Company[edit]

Hey, thanks for the additions. Great working with you on this article. Skyerise (talk) 15:25, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

My pleasure. I would like to be included as a creator in the DYK. I already donated a WP:QPQ. 7&6=thirteen () 15:28, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
No problem... Skyerise (talk) 16:39, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Wa (watercraft)[edit]

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DS Alert climate change[edit]

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Prior thread[edit]

Hi, I pass out the DS alert for climate change to most climate article editors. Doesn't mean anything but FYI NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 15:14, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Good addition[edit]

Thanks, that's good. Needs some cleaning up NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 15:45, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Dope slap, should have checked the time. Have at it NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 15:46, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
No problem. I know this is a bigger problem. The climate change deniers and the global warming derisionists don't want to actually look at evidence. And considerations of cost have overridden receptivity to evidence. The chairmen of the U.S. Senate committee wrote a book supporting human caused global warming, but now says that he believed in it until "I saw the cost." I am not trying to push a political agenda at all.
And local weather is different than global warming. I for one expect a repeat of last summer, a very cold summer in Michigan, as the Great Lakes are once again completely frozen over (or about to be). 7&6=thirteen () 15:52, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Nordhouse Dunes could be frozen solid now, but buckle up. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 17:23, 1 March 2015 (UTC)


Your recent edits were discourteous to me, but I won't edit war. Please contribute to the discussion I've created at Talk:Dragonmead#Non-encyclopedic_content. Thank you. --Dweller (talk) 15:05, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

I'm glad. Thanks for explaining. --Dweller (talk) 16:15, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
I was getting beat up over at Little Ice Age. like you, it got my focus. Like you, I'm not going to edit war. Indeed. the Wikipolice have put warnings and sanctions in place in that article to enforce their orthodoxy. So I am going away quietly. I removed it from my watch list, as it is a fight not worth fighting, and above my pay grade. I am hoping that 21st Century mini-ice age conjecture will be left alone or developed further.7&6=thirteen () 16:19, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the cake. Don't tell my other half that I ate it. --Dweller (talk) 21:20, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Your secret is safe with me. I created that trifle (electronically, I mean).
Now if you can just come to my neighborhood bar, Dragonmead is within 2 miles, we can share a pint. I'll buy. And the food is actually pretty good, too. It was almost nonexistent before, and was woeful at that. The two problems with this establishment are that the service can be spotty, and it has been take over by Yuppies, instead of the old crowd. I think you can find some comments about the former on line, but the latter is left to the afficionados and devotees of Craft Brew. They also went through 'growing pains' in their technical transition, and some of the beer did not live up to my expectations. But I hope for the best. 7&6=thirteen () 21:41, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Italian cruiser Marco Polo[edit]

In the future, please do not convert cite formats to your preferred sfn in articles that use another format as per WP:CITE. I believe that your time and energy could be more profitably used on other Wiki tasks.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 14:11, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Understood. It's your cross, not mine. Apparently you don't see the improvement. I will avoid you and your predilections in the future. Happy editing. 7&6=thirteen () 14:13, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Brown Windsor Soup[edit]

Hello. Not sure if you have followed the discussion on the talk page. The situation has changed significantly. Another editor has found unequivocal evidence of Brown Windsor soup existing in the 1920s and 1930s. I posted that information in the article, but you deleted it. I will be happy to email you the PDFs of newspaper clippings verifying this. The theories about this being a legend, or conflated with the soap etc.. are hogwash. The soup was real and existed and there is concrete evidence for it. We can still provide multiple POVs but the article really needs to emphasis that this soup existed in the 1920s and 30s on the menus of restaurants. -- GreenC

User:Green Cardamom Thanks for calling that to my attention. You are correct. I missed that. I do think that deleting the other material is the wrong route. I would rather integrate it and expand. I can't get to this for a couple of days. Perhaps you can take a whack at it. 7&6=thirteen () 14:40, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
I'll take a look. I know you worked on it and don't mean any disrespect. Thanks for reconsidering. The offer is still open to send the menus, seeing them in person makes it more apparent the soup wasn't fiction (at least in the 20s and 30s). -- GreenC 14:46, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Feel free to send them. If you need my e-mail address, just e-mail me via wikimail and I'll reply so that you can send it direct. I didn't mean any disrespect either. If there are articles it would be good to get a citation, even if we don't have access to the British newspaper archive. Personally, I would like this to be a GA someday. 7&6=thirteen () 14:49, 3 March 2015 (UTC)


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Thank you, gnomish user ready to "make the world a better place through shared knowledge", for quality articles such as Trial film, Pauline Bebe and Stripped Classicism, done in collaboration, for welcoming and warning, for sharing "seven layers of fun" and for missing, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:25, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Gerda Arendt Thank you. That was a bolt out of the blue, and is truly both unexpected and appreciated. 7&6=thirteen () 19:17, 3 March 2015 (UTC)


Houses at Auvers. Must be mad. Hafspajen (talk) 20:29, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Can't really be a dead link, ...

Vincent van Gogh is a symbol for the eternal problem with mankind: his questing for the meaning of life and the truth. In the course of his life everybody discovers life has no meaning, difference works up hatred and the truth has several versions... Vincent's life was short but his struggle for love and recognition was long and in the end unbearable. He had to get rid of the mortgage everybody gets from the so-called education you get from your parents and other people in your early-life. Everybody is a prisoner of his time and education. Vincent, too, but he wanted to do a lot in his own way, as a consequence people didn't understand him, were even hostile to him; this made him sometimes rebellious and he often felt lonesome. But as many people with mental problems, his imagination played a prominent part in the way he believed other people thought about him and his art. Van Gogh is often thought of as a loner, yet during his career he was surrounded by artists. He brought people together, provoked discussions, acted as a mediator between temperamental artists, and encouraged experiments and exhibitions. These artists in turn influenced Van Gogh’s personal and artistic development. During his ten-year artistic career, from 1880-1890, Van Gogh was highly creative. A full 864 paintings and almost 1,200 drawings and prints have survived. He was active in The Netherlands, until the call of France was irresistible, like for so many artists before and after him (like Tavik František Šimon). From 1886-1888 he was in Paris, from 1888-1889 in Arles, from 1889-1890 in Saint-Rémy, where he tried to recover from a mental illness and finally, from May, 20, 1890 until his death, July 29, 1890, he was in Auvers-sur-Oise, in order to recover completely. In May 1890 Vincent visited his brother Theo and his family in Paris and then settled in Auvers-sur-Oise, a little village at the river Oise around 30 kilometres from Paris. The town was chosen because Paul Gachet, a doctor, artist and collector, was living there, he agreed to take care of Vincent. Vincent managed to find himself a very small room in an inn owned by Arthur Gustave Ravoux and immediately began painting the environs of Auvers-sur-Oise. Van Gogh came to Auvers-sur-Oise, on May 20, 1890. “Auvers is very pretty,” he wrote to Theo, “there is countryside all around, typical and picturesque.” Auvers was an artists’ village, where painters such as Armand Guillaumin, Camille Pissarro, Charles-François Daubigny, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Paul Cézanne had already worked.

If you can't acces it, this is what it writes. Hafspajen (talk) 20:50, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Throughout June, Vincent remained in good spirits and was remarkably productive, painting some of his best known works. The initial tranquillity of the first month in Auvers was interrupted, however, when Vincent received news that his nephew was seriously ill. Theo had been going through a most difficult time throughout the previous few months: uncertainty about his own career and future, ongoing health problems and finally his own son's illness. Following the baby's recovery, Vincent decided to visit Theo and his family on 6 July and caught an early train. Very little is known about the visit, but Johanna, Theo's wife, writing years later, would suggest that the day was strained and fairly tense. Vincent eventually felt overwhelmed and quickly returned to the more quiet sanctuary of Auvers. During the next three weeks Vincent kept on painting and, as his letters suggest, was reasonably happy. To his mother and sister Vincent wrote: "For the present I am feeling much calmer than last year, and really the restlessness in my head has greatly quieted down." (Letter 650) Vincent was absorbed in the fields and plains around Auvers and produced some brilliant landscapes throughout July. In Auvers Van Gogh painted more then 70 pictures. During these last weeks of his life it was only due to his work that he could forget about his illness, and he painted as if possessed. Among the works of the period are a religious work after Delacroix, The Pieta, The Church of Auvers, multiple landscapes and portraits. On the evening of the 27th July 1890 Van Gogh went at dusk into the fields and shot himself. With all his strength he managed to drag himself back to the inn; here he died two days later in the arms of his brother, who had hurried to his side. Besides Theo and Dr. Gachet some friends from Paris, amongst them Bernard and “Père” Tanguy, took part in the funeral.

Also this... Hafspajen (talk) 20:51, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Vincent van Gogh repeated the motif of peasant huts on many occasions: "In my opinion, the most marvellous of all that I know in the sphere of architecture is huts with their roofs of moss-grown straw and a smoky hearth," wrote van Gogh in one of his letters. The thatched roofs seem to be just as much an organic part of nature as the hills, fields and sky. The hilly relief of the distance allowed the artist to accentuate the dynamics of space, which he reinforced through the use of colour contrasts. The tense, wavy brushstrokes and lines convey the artist's perception of life and the world. During these last few weeks of his life, Van Gogh painted a few portraits but mainly a large number of landscapes among which is "Les Vessenots," the part of Auvers where Dr Gachet -the first owner of this painting- lived. The work is characteristic of Van Gogh's pictorial language at the end of his life, in which he combines very reduced and schematised compositions with a narrow palette of luminous greens and yellows and the use of agitated and nervous brushstrokes which follow a waving and repetitive rhythm. The composition is a horizontal one with a typically raised horizon, grouping together a number of old cottages, some with thatched roofs, alongside extensive fields of wheat and a few waving trees. Although he always painted in front of the subject, the painting is a very personal vision of the landscape. Van Gogh transformed what he saw into something profoundly personal, giving visual form to the emotions which the landscape in front of him inspired in him. The fertile fields around Auvers produced conflicting feelings within him: the sensation of freedom which he had in front of these broad fields was counterbalanced by melancholy and a sensation of loneliness brought on by the sight of the wheat.

And this. Hafspajen (talk) 20:53, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the invite. I may not get to this much for the next couple of days, as I have to work and be on the road. 7&6=thirteen () 20:54, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
No problem, I don't know either it this will be big or small. Hafspajen (talk) 20:57, 3 March 2015 (UTC)