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Thanks for getting involved. I had been contemplating seeking out a moderate Dutchman to appease these guys (had been thinking of Cavilla); hopefully this is unnecessary. In answer to your question I did my masters thesis on the relationship between language of regnal identities in the high and late middle ages, so became interested in synchronic and diachronic analysis of ethnic terminology. Unfortunately the past often offends the present in certain of these respects, but we can still try to make the best of it. Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 17:44, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Konger Tuibe height[edit]

Sorry about that and thanks for straightening it all out. I've have fixed my other edits as well (ranking of peaks 39-47). I had somehow got the impression that the list was using the Peakbagger list.

There seems to be several spellings for the name and in one of your edits, you added another variation. Any thoughts on which one is preferred? --Racerx11 (talk) 07:10, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Mount Everest[edit]

Hi, could I refer you to Talk:Mount Everest concerning the addition of a summary of a book by its author. I reverted the author's original article addition as it clearly contravened wikiquette, but he does appear to be an authority on the subject. Viewfinder (talk) 15:20, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

Birth & death places[edit]

Ciao! Just a note: I see usually birth and death places are put inline in the biography, not in the header. Auf wiedersehen!! --'''Attilios''' (talk) 08:02, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

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Looking at her profile on the masters doubles website. That should be 131 now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:40, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Second seven summits[edit]

I was just on my way to helping you with the different pages when I saw this [1]. What do you think? I think we may want to research this a little more because it appears "the plot thickens" as they say.--Racerx11 (talk) 04:22, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

It seams this peak, Ngga Pulu [2] may be just a subpeak of Puncak Jaya, based on other sources I have found, so we may be able to ignore it. However that doesn't explain why peakbagger chose to include it in their second seven. I will look into it more tomorrow. Getting late here and I'm starting to wear down.--Racerx11 (talk) 04:52, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Great, you made the change! I was going to help you make all the other edits in the related articles, and I did make some as you know, but I get the impression you have in mind a method to gradually introduce this into Wikipedia, so I will let you have the honor of making the changes to Puncak Mandala and Puncak Trikora when you are ready.--Racerx11 (talk) 05:06, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Dutch names[edit]

I made the change you requested at Wikipedia talk:Categorization of people#Updating WP:NAMESORT. I should have known better.

Could you take a look at the sandbox page and see if the changes are ok? I think I may have made it a little too complicated with Dutch, Flemish and Walloon flying about. Feel free to edit my sandbox page. I also added a sentence about the Library of Congress Authorities website towards the top. Thank you for your help. Bgwhite (talk) 22:46, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

I made the changes you requested. I want to say Thank You for your help. I really appreciated it. Bgwhite (talk) 23:13, 21 January 2012 (UTC)


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Birthdate of Cornelis H. A. Koster[edit]

Just a heads up: In 2009, you added a full birthdate to Cornelis H. A. Koster. Unfortunately, I was unable to verify this; the citation given was to, not any specific record, and the record I did find seems to only give the year (although it's entirely possible that I simply can't find the full date – this is my first time using this system, and I'm unfamiliar with the result format). As such, I have removed the month and day from the article, and cited the year to the record I found.

If it's merely my incompetence that lead me to being unable to verify the rest of the birthdate, then I apologise, encourage you to restore it, and would be interested in knowing what I'm missing :) ehird (talk) 18:09, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Oh, silly me; the file I cited is, in fact, the same one you linked to; I just didn't see the full birthdate in it! Thanks for making me check again; I've restored the day and month. ehird (talk) 20:10, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Basic Formatting[edit]

Hi, thank you for adding a small edit to the page A.J. Steigman. I am a little bit new on here so I still don't know all the tips and tricks so I appreciate it. I am curious as to if you know how long it generally takes someone to come through and review an article like this so that the little not reviewed box can go away? I am curious to know if there is anything I can that would speed that process or to improve the article in general. Thank you! Taylor.thomson (talk) 13:45, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Re: Leonard Reiffel[edit]

Where did you come across his date of birth? I've been hunting high and low for it and couldn't turn it up anywhere, if you've found some extra sources I'd love to see about maybe being able to sort a GA out of the article. GRAPPLE X 22:32, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Ngga Pulu and other new articles created by user:WanderingE1000[edit]

Have you seen this yet? A lot of information on prominence being affected by glacial melt, but it seems to contradict List of highest mountains of New Guinea. --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 22:32, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, it was the prominence that got my attention and I did notice that it was probably the result of confusing meters and feet, but it made me question some of the other stuff. Just thought I'd run it past you before I fooled with it much. Sounds like you're on top of things. Thanks. --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 04:37, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Some pie for you![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg Thank you for finding the stray reference to Papendick in Pacific Crest Trail. A POV-pusher removed a sentence abou him back in April, and no one caught it until now.Thanks again for all of the new material! —hike395 (talk) 13:27, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Re:Re:File source problem with File:Pakistanhghmtns.png[edit]

Re:Re:File source problem with File:Pakistanhghmtns.png

You indicated author (NASA) but not source - NASA produced millions of satellite images. "Source information must be provided so that the copyright status can be verified by others." - I cannot verify whatever this image is copyrighted (satellite images also may be copyrighted). I expected something like in - link to original image (or data that identify publication) Bulwersator (talk) 20:15, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Broken link[edit]

Hi, Thanks for trying to add a link to the website in the article Hubert Biermans. However, that link seems broken and a click on it is transferred to a page that says "Er is een fout opgetreden". Do you know if there is a way to fix that? I tried to search the website for the correct page but I couldn't find it. -- Asclepias (talk) 00:01, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Pieter Nieuwland[edit]

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Hello, thanks so much for all of your corrections to articles I've started. It's a bit galling to find that there are so many! Regards, Ericoides (talk) 09:22, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Inhabitants of Egmond[edit]

Hi, I removed Lamoraal as a famous inhabitant of Egmond, as he never to the best of my knowledge lived there. I'm quite unsure of earlier dynasty members. Do you have any sourcing for them living in Egmond? It would be a shame if we listed wrong information. Martijn Hoekstra (talk) 16:44, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes, Lamoraal is unlikely to have spent much time at his ancestral castle, even if the village is pretty gung-ho about him, naming a restaurant, concert band, and scouting group after him and erecting a statue in 1997. He wasn't completely disassociated from it though, as in 1564-5 he had the nl:Egmondermeer poldered. The Dutch page nl:Egmond aan den Hoef has him as a famous inhabitant, and perhaps they know more than we do, but they don't give a reference. The slotkapel site has nice brief bios of a number of lords and counts; from that info I would say that most of the Lords considered the Hoef their home base, while after 1500 the Counts, distracted by their extended possessions, may not have spent much time back home. At the end of the 15th century, under Count John III rule, the castle was considered "at its peak" and the largest and prettiest in Holland. I'd live there.
Btw, it may be better to move this "famous inhabitants" section to Egmond (municipality), at which point we can include Adalbert of Egmond, George Hitchcock (artist) and Gari Melchers (Descartes also mostly lived in Egmond Binnen). Afasmit (talk) 04:09, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
I can see both pros and cons in consolidating the notable inhabitants into the municipality article. The three villages are quite distinct, with their own histories that have oddly little overlap, which would make the case for keeping them split up. I think the best thing to do is to have summaries of the villages articles in Egmond (municipality). Bergen, Noord-Holland should probably be split in an article on the municipality (which includes the three villages of Egmond, Bergen, Bergen aan Zee, Schoorl, Groet, and the local hamlets) and one on the village Bergen. I'm not really all that interested in doing that myself though. Even though I was born in Egmond aan de Hoef, lived there for almost two decades, and my mother still lives there, the toes I'll inevitably tread on aren't worth the hassle to me. Martijn Hoekstra (talk) 08:23, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Please stop removing Category:Male film directors[edit]

  1. Please stop removing Category:Male film directors.
  2. There was a discussion about this to solicit input and consensus from the community at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2011_January_6#Category:Men_by_occupation.
  3. The consensus at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2011_January_6#Category:Men_by_occupation was to Keep the category.
  4. Therefore arbitrary removal of the category based upon whimsy is disruption.

Thank you, — Cirt (talk) 03:15, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

The discussion, involving 6 people and a 3 to 3 vote (including the nominator), was primarily about keeping "Category:Men by occupation" and was "keep all for now", mostly because someone suggested that the subcategories should be addressed elsewhere. After nearly 3 years of existence the "male directors" category had and has 17 entries (out of about 9000 male film directors that have an article in wikipedia). In other words, the community that you speak of seems to be pretty much unanimous about the usefulness of this category. Afasmit (talk) 14:17, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
Absent a second discussion to delete the category, please don't perform an end-run-around the Wikipedia deletion process by just arbitrarily de-populating the category. That is inappropriate. — Cirt (talk) 15:44, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
I'm sorry I removed 4 people from this category, as I see you've started to populate it with fervor now. While you're at it, you may want to create and populate the categories Category:Male composers, Category:Male painters, Category:Male philosophers‎, and Category:Male photographers, to name a few. Afasmit (talk) 17:05, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
No thanks, I'm interested in saving this particular category at this present time. Thank you for saying you are sorry. I appreciate that. Apology accepted. :) Have a great day! — Cirt (talk) 17:53, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Rob Donn[edit]

Hi, re this edit - what are "LOC authorities"? I'm intrigued as IMO an argument could be raised, in this particular case, both for {{DEFAULTSORT:Nickname, Forename}} and for {{DEFAULTSORT:Forename, Nickname}}, so I wonder whether LOC is some wikipolicy treating entries like this. --Thrissel (talk) 13:54, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

LOC stands for Library of Congress, the authority, literally, on where to place a person (book, document, etc) in an index. For Rob Donn, someone had already added the Authority control number, which appears at the bottom of the page. Click on 32941694 and you see that both the American (LOC) and German (DNB) authorities recommend "Donn, Rob,‏ ‎‡d 1714-1778". They're not infallible and I've actually been able to make them change a few odd mistakes (somewhere through this website. LOC authorities are aware of this issue and have written "Rob Donn Calder, or, as he is sometimes called, Mackay, was born about the year 1714" and "Rob Donn (1714-78) was born at Allt na Caillich, Strathmore, in the Reay Country in the county of Sutherland; there is some doubt as to whether his surname was MacKay, Calder or even Donn itself". If you have a good reference, you could add that to the first paragraph and add
{{DEFAULTSORT:Rob Donn}} <!-- Authority control indexing by Donn, Rob is refuted by (ref).-->
Afasmit (talk) 19:35, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
I see, it didn't occur to me there were authorities for indeces. Personally I wouldn't see these as binding, and the idea that Donn may have been a surname looks rather suspicious to me, but as I said, both ways of sorting him seem equally good (or equally bad to me), so even if I knew of something as reputable as the Library of Congress placing him under Rob (or MacKay, or Calder), it would make no difference to me. Thanks for the explanation anyway! --Thrissel (talk) 21:00, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Activated debates[edit]

Hi Afasmit. I invite you to feedback on my views in Talk:List of names in English with counterintuitive pronunciations, I'm encouraging all involved since January to do so. Adam37 (talk) 10:29, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Van den Bosch[edit]

When intentionally linking to a disambiguation page, the link should be piped through the (disambiguation) redirect per WP:INTDABLINK. This allows the editors at WP:DPL who fix disambiguation links know that the link is intentional. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 09:06, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Check article[edit]

Can you check my article? Article's name is Veron(Software). Is this article satisfy Wikipedia's notability guidelines ? Faisal6545 (talk) 09:31, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Henning van der Heide[edit]

Hi, thanks for your clarification and edit about van der Heode! However, if van der Heode is what the artist is most commonly referred to, shouldn't the redirect be the other way around, i.e. from von der Heide to van der Heide? Cheers, Yakikaki (talk) 07:05, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Mark Paul Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle[edit]

You flagged up this page for lack of notability. The search term "Mark Paul Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle" will not bring up the relevant results as the party is commonly called Mark Lindley-Highfield and his publications are under the names Mark Lindley-Highfield and Mark Highfield. Also, note that the page is not categorized under the category 'Academics' and notability is not on this basis. He has been the subject of multiple published secondary sources which are reliable, intellectually independent of each other, and independent of the subject, and therefore meets the criteria for WP:BIO. Some such sources are referenced on the page, sufficient to demonstrate that he has been the subject of multiple published secondary sources which are reliable, intellectually independent of each other, and independent of the subject. Editor8888 (talk) 03:27, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Issues about Elo Rankings[edit]

Hello, I am younis7435. I understand your feeling, maybe it is too much to have so much teams appeared on the table. However, I just want to compare with FIFA's football rankings, to see what is the difference between them. I am sorry to hear that the copyright's issue, I will apologized for the inconvenience of that situation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Younis7435 (talkcontribs) 01:39, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Abdul Haris Nasution[edit]

Hi, I take your point about the "losing patience", which I have have just failed to find after a scan through Ricklef, Mackie's "Konfrontasi" and Crouch's "The Army and Politics...". However, I feel you need to provide a reference for the "ethnically, historically and culturally distinct West Papua" and "The Dutch in the meantime had started preparing the region for independence and a national parliament was elected in 1961". While I personally agree with the former, I am not so sure that the Dutch were not repeating the trick the Japanese tried in 1945, when they basically gave Indonesia independence just to annoy the returning Dutch colonialists. I will have a look for references for your edits (and the pre-edited version, in the interests of fairness) I am off on my holidays tomorrow... So however it turns out, I wish you all the best for the new year :-) Davidelit (Talk) 15:59, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

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Authority control for DeKoven/De Koven[edit]

Hi, Afasmit. Per this recent edit of yours I thought you might be interested in this conversation which I had with Mr. De Koven himself. At 05:17 on 22 September 2013 I inquired about the name issue and he said that it had originally been "De Koven", had changed to "DeKoven" during the early days of computer usage, and that he now prefers "De Koven" again. I hope this information is useful to you.. -Thibbs (talk) 22:34, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

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