User talk:Antiquary

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Reviewer granted[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged revisions, underwent a two-month trial which ended on 15 August 2010. The discussion on its continued use concluded with consensus in favour of its removal, without prejudice against future reinstatement based on consensual discussion. Many articles still have pending changes protection applied, however, and the ability to review pending changes continues to be of use.

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under level 1 pending changes and edits made by non-reviewers to level 2 pending changes protected articles (usually high traffic articles). Pending changes was applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial. The list of articles with pending changes awaiting review is located at Special:PendingChanges.

For the guideline on reviewing, see Wikipedia:Reviewing. Being granted reviewer rights doesn't grant you status nor change how you can edit articles even with pending changes. The general help page on pending changes can be found here, and the general policy for the trial can be found here.

If you do not want this user right, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. SlimVirgin (talk) 23:33, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Wow, they'll give the reviewer right to just about anybody nowadays. ;) INeverCry 00:05, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
Hi Antiquary, sorry about that templated note I added above, but when I added the reviewer right, the message magically appeared before I could stop it. So I'm just adding here that INeverCry requested the right for you, and that I hope it helps with your editing. Best, SlimVirgin (talk) 00:24, 22 November 2012 (UTC)


Here's an example of what the autoreviewer and reviewer rights do under pending changes:

My edit is autoreviewed and in the 4th edit down you can see Chipollo's edit checked by Migueletto, a reviewer. INeverCry 23:58, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, INC, and thanks, SV; from the link above and from Template:Pending changes table I think I now understand how much this will help my work here. In a word, I'll be trusted to create articles that go live immediately, even if pending changes is impeding most other editors (and, I'm convinced, the project as a whole). That really is a weight off my mind, not to mention a feather in my cap. Thanks again. --Antiquary (talk) 11:14, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

A solution of sorts[edit]

Here's a possible answer to your computing woes. ;) I hope to see you back up and running some time in the new year, which I hope will be better for both of us than 2012 seems to have been. INeverCry 18:20, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Now come on, surely the most sensible option would be some kind of nose prosthesis. All the best. --Antiquary (talk) 19:21, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
They just had a woman who paints with her lips on Leno the other night, so I'm sure you could turn out a few GAs with the old snot locker. I just ordered myself something of a present in the form of The Maias in Penguin Classics. It'll probably have to wait a while though, as I've been considering a return to the Romantics, starting with Scott. First I've got a 10-hour history of Scotland by Neil Oliver to watch. I'm waiting for the end of January so I can see some majors tennis. INeverCry 20:40, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
But see how two problems solve each other – you have to watch the Neil Oliver history of Scotland and you have to somehow get through Boxing Day. With meal breaks that should just about do it. Neil Oliver has almost monopolised documentaries on history, archaeology and geography over here, but he is admittedly both professional and genuine, especially on his own subjects, e.g. the h of S. Merry Christmas, it can't last for ever. --Antiquary (talk) 23:01, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Happy Holidays[edit]

Christmas bells.png Happy Holidays!
I've grown somewhat fond of this little christmas bells icon. ;) Happy!... you know the rest... ;) INeverCry 20:43, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Great work at Wikiquote[edit]

Hi. Just wanted to say, I keep stumbling upon your great work at Wikiquote... Really excellent job! ~ Daniel Tomé (talk) 18:07, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Oh, and being Portuguese I particularly like the Luís de Camões article that you created there. ;) DanielTom (talk) 01:24, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks again. I'm afraid I knew, and know, almost nothing about Camões except that he's too much of a giant to be left out of Wikiquote. By contrast I know and love most of the novels of Eça de Queiroz, yet that's a worse article since it's badly overbalanced in favour of the Letters from England. But there, it is the English-language Wikiquote. --Antiquary (talk) 11:11, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
Double oh! I hadn't realized that it was you who also created that article! I must confess that I don't know much about Eça de Queiroz myself, other than what I learnt at school, but if you like I can share a few stories from that period with you. For instance, I remember that one of our (mine and my group's) projects in middle school (Portuguese class) was making a film adaptation of Eça de Queiroz' short story "A Aia". In it, my female dog played the role of the baby. ;-) Other than that, I can only remember reading one book by Eça de Queiroz (namely, "The Maias"), which was (and still is) mandatory reading for Portuguese class in our high schools. As a side note, back then we school kids got to visit Eça's house in Lisbon (as well as the very beautiful "Casa do Silvério" in Porto), where we learned some funny things about him (e.g. that he used to write while standing up). Anyway, enough nostalgia. It is incredible that you know Eça de Queiroz, indeed much better than most Portuguese natives do. Best wishes, DanielTom (talk) 11:56, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

King Alisaunder[edit]

It's great to see a new article from you. Perhaps we/you could pick out a couple images from Alexander the Great for King Alisaunder? INeverCry 22:35, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

I've added the bust, but, as you say, there really isn't room for a second image yet. INeverCry 20:04, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

New article[edit]

I finally took a break from deletions for a minute and created something. Humble, I know, but I just needed some text to go with that nice photo. I've been meaning to write you a decent email, but I have to procrastinate a little longer... Face-wink.svg INeverCry 00:22, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

That looks like a nice piece of work, though I hardly need say I know nothing about the subject. Yet again I'm struck by the fact that on the one hand there's an article on almost every English-language literary figure you could possibly want to learn about, and on the other there are crowds of highly notable foreigners we don't cover. A look at Template:Russian Booker Prize is enough to show that.
I haven't given up on 'The Bard', I expect it'll be ready in a week or so, but I've been distracted by a holiday in Bard country (Snowdonia) and by a health scare. I went blind in one eye three years ago and I've lately had trouble in the good one. It quickly got treated by laser surgery under our Bolshevik health system, but there's the prospect of further problems. While I thought I might have only a few weeks sight left I decided it was more important to get out another academic piece while I still had the chance. That's done now. The subject is connected with place-names and Anglo-Latin literature (rather a departure for me) and I should probably get it read over by a place-name scholar before I try and place it. Now I'm back with Thomas Gray. I'm on a hiding to nothing of course since I'm bound to be compared with Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard written by the wanderer in outer darkness, but you can't let that influence you. --Antiquary (talk) 12:55, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

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Ilya Repin[edit]

I've done a re-work and expansion of his article. Have a look when you get a chance. I'm relatively proud of it. INeverCry 00:58, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Jolly good. I'll take a look at that tomorrow. --Antiquary (talk) 14:08, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Copyedited --Antiquary (talk) 11:27, 29 November 2013 (UTC) Splendid article btw.

New article[edit]

Something new from an old rusty pen. INeverCry 00:23, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Salut! A nice little piece, though you don't tempt me to make it my bedside book. I'm basically out of it as far as the computer goes just now, but I hope I can tweak that article presently. Antiquary (talk) 11:19, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

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A Barnstar for You![edit]

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For steadily improving Wikipedia in the area of English Literature. RomanSpa (talk) 11:27, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
Hey, thanks! "Working Man" may be an over-complimentary description of me since I only come here to play, and as a result most of my articles would have benefited from having more time and care applied to them, but doubtless every correct, referenced fact improves Wikipedia infinitesimally. I appreciate the encouragement. --Antiquary (talk) 12:27, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome... Keep up the good work! RomanSpa (talk) 14:06, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Scafell Pike[edit]

Hello, Antiquary. You may not have seen the note I put on the userbox talk page when I made the change. My purpose was to add the National Park to your box so it made some sense when I listed it in the WP:Userboxes/Parks page. Would you consider putting Lake District National Park back on--leaving off England? Best, Old Beeg ··warble·· 20:23, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Fair enough, I'll mention the Lake District. You're right, I missed your note – one of the hazards of never using watchlists. --Antiquary (talk) 20:38, 6 July 2014 (UTC)


Hi Antiquary, please see the notice on the category page. For convenience that cat is added to all operas, irrespective of the subcats in which they are also listed. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 15:47, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

You're right, aren't you. Ah well, I'll know better next time. -Antiquary (talk) 16:26, 25 July 2014 (UTC)