User talk:BabelStone

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DYK for Lenborough Hoard[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

fifty DYKs!!!![edit]

Dyk50CE.svg The 50 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
This recognition of fifty DYKs belittles the contribution that you have made to Wikipedia. All those great articles about hoards that I believe started in the year that we collaborated with the British Museum. Lots of stuff about the History of the World in 100 objects including dozens of great photographs. Its a great pleasure to recognise this achievement and to thank you on behalf of the DYK project, myself and the wiki. Thanks. Victuallers (talk) 23:24, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! I very much appreciate your kind words. These last couple of years I have not had much time for Wikipedia, and have only managed two DYKs since the start of 2014. Hope to do better this year! BabelStone (talk) 23:59, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Go Seigen in japanese[edit]

Hi, you rolled back my edit in article on Go Seigen. I admit I dont speak/write Japanese, but right now in the article are same characters for Go Seigen′s name in Japanese and in Chinese, which looks suspicious even to me. I took the Japanese characters from the article on Wesalius (talk) 09:54, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

My bad, I didnt spot the difference in first character. Wesalius (talk) 09:54, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Hi, the characters for the name are indeed the same in Chinese and Japanese (the difference in the first character is cosmetic), but the same characters are pronounced "Wei Qingyuan" in Mandarin Chinese, but "Go Seigen" in Japanese. Hope this explanation helps. Thanks. BabelStone (talk) 10:05, 20 January 2015 (UTC)


Any chance you could make the background of File:Duang simplified.png transparent? Prioryman (talk) 20:34, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

I'm embarrassed to say that I don't know how to make backgrounds transparent -- can you do it yourself? BTW I noticed you DYK'd the article. BabelStone (talk) 21:02, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
No worries, I've done it myself. Yes, I DYK'd it - no objections I hope? Prioryman (talk) 22:49, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
No, of course not -- I meant it was great to see it on DYK. BabelStone (talk) 22:59, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Oracle bone image[edit]

Hi. Thanks for uploading File:Shang dynasty inscribed scapula.jpg and File:Shang dynasty inscribed tortoise plastron.jpg. I wonder if you have an image of the scapula that is immediately to the left of those two in the same display in the museum. I ask because Keightley has a detailed discussion of the inscription on that one, which we could cite. Cheers, Kanguole 18:27, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

This one? I took two pictures, and both were out of focus. This is the least worse, but not good enough to upload to Commons unless you really need it. BabelStone (talk) 19:51, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
Ah, that's a pity. The inscription is clear, but your photo of the other scapula is so much better. Thanks anyway. Kanguole 01:26, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
@Kanguole, in case it useful for you, 《甲骨金文拓本》 (Shanghai Daxue Chubanshe, 2010) by Ma Rusen 馬如森 (which I bought at the National Museum of China bookstore) gives the transcription of HJ 137r as:
  • 癸卯卜,爭,貞:旬亡𡆥?甲辰大驟風之夕皿乙巳[疛]{⿱止幸}[羌]五人。五月在[敦]。
  • 癸丑卜,爭,貞:旬亡祸?王{⿴囗占}曰:“有祟有夢”。甲寅允有來{⿰壴女}。左告曰:“有往芻自{⿱汄皿}十人又二。
  • 癸丑卜,爭,貞:旬亡𡆥?三日乙卯有{⿰壴女}單丁人豊尿于彔丁巳㲋子豊尿鬼亦得疾。
BabelStone (talk) 20:37, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I'd looked it up in 《甲骨文合集释文》, but couldn't find all the characters. Kanguole 21:56, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Theresa Rose Greaves[edit]

I have no idea how to use Wikipedia, but I saw you edited People who disappeared mysteriously, which I just read all of, and find very interesting, but thought you could add in Theresa Rose Greaves.. Nateewelling (talk) 00:53, 31 March 2015 (UTC)