User talk:Arctic.gnome

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
  • If I write on your talkpage, reply there. If you think I missed your reply, leave a {{talkback}} template here.
  • Please assume good faith, even if I did something stupid.
  • Please sign your posts with four tildes (~~~~) and add comments on a new topic in a new section.
  • Threads older than one month are automatically archived.
  • Questions, requests, criticism, and any other comments are always welcome!
Archives

1. April–December 2005
2. January–December 2006
3. January–June 2007
4. July–December 2007
5. January–June 2008
6. July–December 2008
7. January–December 2009

8. January–December 2010
9. January–December 2011
10. January–December 2012
11. January–December 2013


User review 2007
Request for adminship

RE: Dom bot sur Wikidata[edit]

Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, Arctic.gnome. You have new messages at fr:Discussion utilisateur:Dom.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Interwiki talkback}} or {{Itb}} template.

List of Sovereigns of Canada[edit]

Arctic,

I restored a previous version of the list from that which you worked on. I apologise in advance as I realise it probably took you a bit of time. I looked over it to try and incorporate your changes while maintaining the overall framework. I incorporated one element but left the rest for now. The central reasoning is simply that 1. This is a list. Adding in depth text which can be found on the respective articles is redundant here (and if it isn't there then we should be adding the material there, not on a list), and 2. This article is specific to Canada, not to the BNA. In depth discussions about colonies and territories outside of Canada are outside of the list's scope.

Also, I think that you divided the list up in consequence to territorial and monarchical changes to the BNA. However, in line with my point above, the way the list is presently divided is to illustrate the changes in specific relation to the Crown for the Colony/Dominion of Canada. One example is "Monarchs of the BNA colonies" as outside the scope of the list, and another being that the list is not divided within 'English Crown' and 'British Crown', as this political change was largely transparent to Canada (ie. there was no change to the Crown in Right of Canada in 1707 as both the sovereign herself and the constitutional system within Canada remained unchanged).

Finally, the banners themselves as they are now (with the shields) were implemented by someone, I can't remember who, and thinking they looked quite nice, I expanded their use slightly. They also serve to break up the list once again according to the constitutional changes vis a vis the Crown that took place throughout Canada's history from simply a marked place on a map, to a colony, to a dominion, to the independent and sovereign 'kingdom' that it is today.

Please don't take my restore as malicious and I hope to hear your thoughts. trackratte (talk) 00:48, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Changing ±pp to ∆%[edit]

Hi Arctic

You made this change; so you might have an opinion on this suggestion.    Cheers — Who R you? Talk 05:47, 22 May 2014 (UTC)   [P.S. Some nice work on those templates! (eh‽)]

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Yellowknife Post Office[edit]

I was just doing some categorisation on Commons, which included your Yellowknife Post Office images. I noticed that they were all included in Projet:Monuments historiques/Images de monuments canada non utilisées. However, the post office is still in use so they shouldn't be there. By the way, how did you manage to get the shot of the front of the post office with nobody sitting or standing around it? CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 20:43, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Just noticed that Bank of Toronto (Yellowknife) images are also on the "Images de monuments canada non utilisées" page but the building is still in use as a private residence. Which was its original purpose. Cheers. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 21:20, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
  • @CambridgeBayWeather: It looks like fr:Utilisateur:ErfgoedBot did that, presumably based on one of the categories I used. I would say that a bank turned into a guest room is no longer "in use", but the post office is undoubtedly in use, to its inclusion on that project page is wrong. As for how I got the shot, the metadata says that I took the photo at 9pm local time, so that would explain that. --—Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 01:13, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 02:25, 8 June 2014 (UTC)