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Welcome[edit]

Hello, Bmcln1, and welcome to Wikipedia. Although I see you've been busy here for quite some time, I see no-one has yet "welcomed" you, so I'd like to thank you for your contributions. If you are stuck, and looking for help, you can just type {{helpme}} and your question on this page, and someone will show up shortly to answer. Here are a few links you might find interesting:

I hope you're enjoying editing here and being a Wikipedian! --Technopat (talk) 18:20, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks very much for the welcome. I'm a bit uncertain if this is how to answer it. I'm busy on the List of English Writers and I hope others will chip in as time goes on. I also have a lengthening list of English writers who haven't got a page, so I hope at least to write stubs for them in the future. I'll be sure to read the pages you recommend before doing so. I also hope to get back to things Hungarian, perhaps translating in some of the literary material on Hungarian Wikipedia, if it's relevant to us. Best wishes. 18:28, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Greetings again, Bmcln1. I'll pop in occasionally at some of your articles to see how you're doing and do any necessary tweaking. In the meantime, if you have any immediate doubts that you think I might be able to help out with, drop me a line on my User talk:Technopat. Cheers!--Technopat (talk) 00:33, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

That's reassuring to know, Technopat, and thanks in advance. - Bmcln1

Barnstar[edit]

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Thanks for your tireless work on expanding List of English writers! Keep it up, Airplaneman talk 18:31, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your tweaks too, Airplaneman. I'm not sure what a Barnstar is but it looks a neat thing to have! - Bmcln1

Formatting Wikipedia[edit]

Thankyou for your work expanding Anne Wharton's article. Wikipedia has lots of templates to standardise formating and make things easier, including Template:Infobox writer, Template:Cite book and Template:Cite web. There are also ways of formatting successive inline citations of the same work so that they all lead to the same footnote. I have formatted Anne Wharton accordingly.

The way to sign a message on a talkpage is by typing four tildes (~). Wikipedia automatically converts them into your signature with a time and date stamp.

Wikipedia's ways of doing things can be idiosyncratic, arcane or puzzling. I don't understand all of it, I just pick it up as I go along. However if you have a question about Wikipedia's workings please feel welcome to leave a message on my talk page. If I know the answer I will be happy to try to help.

Best wishes Motacilla (talk) 00:30, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Boyle's national affiliation[edit]

Hello, Bmcln1. I don't think that it is fact necessary to state that Robert Boyle was Irish-born (Michael Gough is not described as Malaysian-born), but Boyle was in fact born in Ireland, so I guess that it wouldn't hurt. Unfortunately, some people are still going to insist on him being described as simply Irish, so I don’t know what good it will do. Cheers. --John of Lancaster (talk) 19:47, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Birtwhistle[edit]

Thanks for kind message, which explains a lot! Please can we continue this by regular e-mail, because it's likely to be piecemeal as and when I can find the time? John Birtwhistle (talk) 17:48, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Ellen Marriage[edit]

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Ellen Marriage[edit]

Please use my talk page instead of my user page for discussions. -- Ice (talk) 07:19, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Why did you put it up for speedy deletion? -- Ice (talk) 08:08, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

I didn't put it up for speedy deletion. Somebody else (or a bot?) did while I was working on it. As it stands at the moment I think it's undeleted. Bmcln1 (talk) 08:22, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Sedgebrook[edit]

Hi there. The link you just put on the Sedgebrook page to Amazon isn't working for me. (Sorry to be the bearer of bad news ;-)) DancingGerbil (talk) 10:26, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks DG, it was a fairly dodgy source in any case. I now see that the Wikipedia List of closed railway stations in Britain gives 1956, though unreferenced, but that's more what I remember---I would have been 12 at the time and interested in these matters, and living at Elton, so frightened that Elton and Orston railway station might be next! Bmcln1 (talk) 10:33, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

I think I fixed it (I don't know why I didn't do that first, I'm a bit of a noob here!). I thought you must be close, I noticed you've done a lot of work on Bottesford. I just moved to Sedgebrook but my family ties are with Granby. My uncle and auntie (Barnes) used to live at Elton. —Preceding unsigned comment added by DancingGerbil (talkcontribs) 10:35, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Old Mrs Barnes was a sweetheart. I spoke to her son Maxwell about ten years ago when I was clipping my stepmother's hedge next to the church. She died I should think 30 years go, and Maxwell must be a hundred if he's still around. My stepmother died four years ago so I have no reason to go back. I live in Budapest. Granby: I rather liked Parson Marson, but he was certainly a bit odd. It took him 20 seconds to deliver the parish newsletter. He had a special way of mounting his bicycle with both feet off the ground at once that I could never imitate! Is it true that the Halfnights lived next to the Doubledays, or was my stepmother kidding? I did a bit on Elton then got sidetracked onto Bottesford, really. My real interest is 18th and 19th century English writers who don't have pages, and I've done about 15. I hope you enjoy yourself on here, it's remarkable what you can track down on the net these days. Keep in touch on email if you like: bmcln1 (squiggle) gmail.com. Bmcln1 (talk) 10:46, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Email sent ... I just read what you've written on Elton, it reads really well. I've added quite a bit to Sedgebrook but it's just a series of sentences, not good reading at all :-( I need more practice! —Preceding unsigned comment added by DancingGerbil (talkcontribs) 11:33, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

I've added to Sedgebrook with some info on the hall, I'd really appreciate your thoughts DancingGerbil (talk) 14:10, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I like that. Very good list, to which other information can be added if it emerges. I think the first sentence of the page is fine. Then I think it needs a subtitle and some gathering up a bit. Public transport and governance are still missing, for instance. I singularly failed to find any famous sons for Elton. The list of incumbents and their patrons may yield somebody. I thought I saw out of one eye as I was doing Bottesford that one of the Sedgebrook vicars had written a novel and advertised in The Times for a typist. The Bottesford history site, by the way, is brilliant, and may have some Sedgebrook stuff on it. Bmcln1 (talk) 15:24, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks very much Brian. I'll see what I can find on public transport and governance (and look what other people have done). If you get the urge to tidy up my simplistic attempts at English I wouldn't be at all insulted ;-) Is there a reason you haven't used the infobox for Elton? DancingGerbil (talk) 11:15, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Pure ignorance is the reason, John! Usually somebody or some bot comes along and does it eventually. Please see the Sedgebrook discussion. Unfortunately we were both working on the page at the same time, so I have stored my version on the Discussion page there, for you splice in if and where you like. I'm dead impressed by the way you handled the references and I must make efforts to follow your example.

Brian, what you wrote is a vast improvement, thanks very much, I simply overwrote what was there with yours. I'm working my way through the census data (from the Elizabeth Hampson site) to get some summary information and will publish it at some point. It's a bit addictive this Wikipedia isn't it? ;-) DancingGerbil (talk) 19:07, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Yes, very addictive. What I'm doing is sleeping less, eating faster, and not returning calls. That frees more time for Wiki! I look forward to seeing what you trawl out of the census data. Bmcln1 (talk) 19:18, 8 October 2010 (UTC))

Eleanor Hibbert[edit]

Hi Brian Thanks for you message. The issue here is that as I understand it, the Wikipedia guidelines regarding language, publications etc is to use the language/title relevant to the subject's nationality. In this case Hibbert is English and as such her biography should adhere to English language and grammar rules and also her body of work should list her novels by the title used in the UK. It would become messy and confusing if every single American title was listed, and where do we stop? Do we list every title by the name it is known in France, Germany and Spain? There is already a sentence that explains many of her novels had different names in the USA. Secondly, many of the American names were listed incorrectly - the editor had stated that they were "republished as XXXX in 2010". This was incorrect, it was simply the American name and not a re-naming. I also greatly dispute your suggestion that two-thirds of her readers are American. Hibbert is one of the "most-borrowed" authors from libraries in the UK - her popularity stretches from Europe to Australia, as evidenced by the recent serial re-publishing of her Plaidy works in the UK and Australia. America does not have any special ownership of her.

Thanks Paul75 (talk) 10:52, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Hi Paul I've moved this (and my original question) to Talk:Eleanor_Hibbert so that others can comment as well. Cheers, Brian Bmcln1 (talk) 12:01, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Frances Jacson[edit]

No problem. While you're at it, could you take a whack at her Tory nephew's article? It's rather embarassing that except for the successor boxes, the article never mentions that he served three spans of time as an M.P., over several decades! (Why do I keep editing articles on Tories? Ah, well, NPOV, toujour NPOV!) --Orange Mike | Talk 17:01, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

OK, I'll look at him next week. I also want to do her gardening sister. I prefer gardeners to Tories, but bow to your request! ;) Bmcln1 (talk) 17:04, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Perchance do you know U.K. science fiction fan Joseph Nicholas, editor of the science fiction fanzines International Revolutionary Gardener and FTT! - Fuck The Tories? --Orange Mike | Talk 17:23, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Sorry not. I live in Budapest so I'm a bit on a limb. I usually do or expand the pages of less well-known late 18th, early 19th century writers, but also Quakers, and also villages in the Vale of Belvoir, if you know where that is. Full of Tories, of course. Bmcln1 (talk) 17:31, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Are thee a Friend? --Orange Mike | Talk 17:53, 19 November 2010 (UTC) convinced, not birthright

No, just admire them from a distance of a couple of centuries! You? Bmcln1 (talk) 17:59, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Oh, yeah; Milwaukee Friends Meeting, to be specific. I'm what we call a "convinced" (i.e., came to Quakerism from another faith) rather than "birthright" Friend (born into the tradition), having arrived there from being Southern Baptist by upbringing. --Orange Mike | Talk 18:11, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Great to know, Mike. I may call on your expertise when I do my next Quaker. I belong to the Penn Club in London, which is a wonderfully Quakery place to stay about five minutes from the British Museum. Wonderful breakfast conversations, we have. Quite a few Americans and Japanese stay there too. Bmcln1 (talk) 18:16, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Sure thing - happy to be of help. I love doing categories, actually, so it works out. :-)
Excellent article - keep up the good work, and happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:06, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Eleanor Bron[edit]

I occasionally delete infoboxes from articles I have edited if the infobox in question is almost empty and thus of no utility; see the following from WP:MOS (Wikipedia:Manual of Style (infoboxes)): "The most important group to consider are the casual readers of Wikipedia, who will never do any significant editing. Infobox templates that contain many blank fields, question marks, or "Unknown"s present an unprofessional appearance, diminishing Wikipedia's reputation as a high-quality encyclopedia." I mistakenly cited WP:BLP. Thanks for pointing it out. Yours, Rms125a@hotmail.com (talk) 16:59, 23 February 2011 (UTC) Right, I see. Makes sense. Thanks. Bmcln1 (talk) 21:54, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Tables[edit]

Brian, have you thought about using tables for your (many) contributions? You could do something like this ...

New Pages
Page Date
Elizabeth Benger 10/03/11
James Hanley (painter) 11/02/11
Julia Maitland 7/12/10
Frances Jacson 19/11/10

It could be made sortable too if you wanted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DancingGerbil (talkcontribs) 15:09, 14 March 2011 (UTC) Thanks, DG, I'll look into that. Bmcln1 (talk) 17:15, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Re italics in List of children's literature authors[edit]

I'm about to reverse some changes you made on the List of children's literature authors page and I'd like to explain why. Although the names of series are not italicized in article space generally, the format of this list is to have the author's name and dates in regular type and the works in italics, including such words "the" and "series" when used. This is so as to present a neat and streamlined list. It also, in theory anyway, makes it easier for editors to match the format. It is surprising how many people use quotes instead of italics, like the ones you corrected. Thanks! Robina Fox (talk) 02:02, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, Robina, I'll study the format more carefully next time. I think the list's growing nicely with help from lots of new editors. Bmcln1 (talk) 06:20, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Sorry,[edit]

Sorry, I normally do that but our clocks have just changed so I am still thinking that 1:00 UTC is 1:00 here when it is really 2:00! Thanks for pointing that out to me! Jamietw (talk) 11:00, 2 April 2011 (UTC) No problem. The change was too much for my kitchen clock, which gave up the ghost! To get back to the subject, I'm having a bit of trouble with La Mackesy. As a journalist she seems to get limited attention from other papers, the jealous bastards. I'll keep scouring for a couple of weeks and put the references into better shape. She doesn't seem to divulge her age, for one thing. Bmcln1 (talk) 11:13, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

'lost directory'?[edit]

I was a trifle hurt by the use of the term 'the lost directory' in your recent edit summary on Bottesford, Leicestershire. That kind of directory-style listing of every business in town is so completely not what we do, as per WP:NOT#DIRECTORY, that I was startled it had lasted so long as it did. --Orange Mike | Talk 16:33, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Hi Mike! You're absolutely right, of course, and thanks for the link to the directive on the matter, so there can't be any complaints. The page looks a lot better now and the extraction was better performed by a stranger. The page is jogging along quite nicely with 600-700 hits a month, but not much local input, I'm afraid, despite a brilliant local history group. I was wondering about mentioning the fund-raising for a memorial after a nine-year-old girl was murdered there seven or eight years ago---the local children's dance club is named after her and there's a post-tsunami house for orphans in Sri Lanka---but I think I'll wait a few years. The murderer was also local. Are you an East Midlander? Oh no, I remember now, Milwaukee, like Golda Meyr. Bmcln1 (talk) 17:31, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

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Thanks for your recent contributions! -Mike Restivo (talk) 20:10, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

List of Scottish writers[edit]

  • Gun robh math agad!, my friend - I'm enjoying the bilingual literary trip...--Daubmir (talk) 20:15, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Jaša Tomić[edit]

I only reverted your edits in few places where the meaning of original sentence was somewhat changed after your corrections. For example, sentence "In 1338 the settlement was mentioned as Modos and in 1344 as Modoš in Kovin County" could mean that it was part of Kovin County only in 1338 and 1344, which would be wrong. Settlement was part of that county for longer time. Peć is town in Kosovo, not Pécs in Hungary. Sentence "in 1944, Jaša Tomić became part of the autonomous province of Vojvodina within the new socialist Yugoslavia, which in 1945 became part of the People's Republic of Serbia" could mean that "socialist Yugoslavia became part of the People's Republic of Serbia" (if I understand grammatic of that sentence correctly, anyway). So, if you think that anything else is grammatically wrong, you are free to correct that, just be sure that corrected sentence have clear meaning without any possible multiple interpretations. PANONIAN 15:31, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

You're quite right to change it where the meaning is different, of course. The wrong Peć, for example. Others will tidy up your English for you, no doubt.Bmcln1 (talk) 15:46, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Linton, West Yorkshire[edit]

I noted that you have added a note to Linton, West Yorkshire about Lady Margaret Hoby. I have my doubts as to this being the correct place as this if far too west for it to have ever been in the East Riding of Yorkshire. I did drop a note on the talk page but no one has responded as yet. Keith D (talk) 18:26, 27 September 2011 (UTC) Thanks, Keith. Yes, clearly the wrong riding. I'll try to clear it up if you haven't. Best, Brian Bmcln1 (talk) 18:39, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Credo Reference Update & Survey (your opinion requested)[edit]

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Mavis Cheek's page[edit]

Dear Wiki

I am Mavis Cheek and I have updated my Wikipedia page as I did not approve some of the information and had no idea someone else had submitted my details. It was done without my permission. Please can you replace the first text with my own which I guarantee is authentic. Some of the referenced material used in the first page is quite wrong and has been lifted from articles which were erroneous (as you know, this happens with the press). Nothing is outrageously wrong but it is all a bit wrong - and sometimes very wrong - so I have corrected it - and - I think (since I am a writer) it is now in slightly better English.

Please let me know if you accept this and will use my corrections.


Thankyou and best wishes, Mavis Cheek - M.Cheek@greenbee.net or M.Cheek@btinternet.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by JaniceGentle (talkcontribs) 09:58, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Dear Mavis Cheek, many thanks for your message; I've sent you an email. Other editors: please treat this page as "work in progress" for the time being. It will be tidied up shortly. Bmcln1 (talk) 11:35, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

All tidied and agreed with the subject. Bmcln1 (talk) 11:26, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

I found a duplication item, how to proceed?[edit]

Hi,
I am new Wikipedia (not as a user, but a contributor). First of all, this is a great page. Thank you.
I found a duplication, "Jane Marcet" appears twice in this page. Can I remove one?
Thank you.
H. Chiumaya — Preceding unsigned comment added by H chiumaya (talkcontribs) 22:12, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi H. Chiumaya. You mean on List of English writers. Yes, well spotted, I've removed the second listing, which was slightly out of alphabetical order in any case. Jane Marcet's books are interesting, by the way, as an early attempt to explain science to children, although they're a bit predictable and didactic for modern taste. Where else have you been editing? I usually stick to doing pages for earlier writers in English who haven't got one, with the odd foray into Nottinghamshire villages. Bmcln1 (talk) 10:52, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

"Contamination"[edit]

1. Never revert the wikilinking of articles by a fellow editor so soon after they have done so. Its highly likely they intend writing an article on it. 2. Assume good faith and look into it in more detail before accusing other editors of "advertising".♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:37, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

Dr. Blofeld: Thank you for your note. A Wikilink pointing to the wrong person should be removed immediately. Surely Stephen Davenport manager of the Rock Hotel can't be the same as Stephen Davenport the US football coach born in 1967 or it would be noted on his page. Please make your Davenport a Wikipedia page if you can establish notability. Being a hotel manager hardly seems enough. I think your new stub for Wood Hall Hotel and Spa is fine as far as it goes. My problem on the Linton, West Yorkshire page reference to the spa hotel is that it does not appear as a Grade II Listed Building on the list for its parish (Collingham). It will have to be substantiated on some English Heritage list. A hotel brochure, for instance, is not an adequate source for such a claim. Perhaps it lies just over the border in one of the neighbouring parishes? I still think there is too much brochure material in The Rock Hotel but I will leave it to you to prune it, bearing in mind that the requirements of an encyclopaedia reader differ from those of potential guests. Bmcln1 (talk) 18:25, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

Southwold lighthouse[edit]

Thanks for picking up the typos and style errors. I ran into an edit conflict so have overwritten them but then tried to add them back in - if you get a chance to take another look it'd be appreciated! Blue Square Thing (talk) 18:39, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

William John Hale - Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the compliment, Hale is a real unknown hero of Sheffield and there is very little published information about him. Hope to do some more separate articles on his buildings in the future. Thanks Mick Knapton (talk) 22:19, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

I look forward to reading about them. Interesting/perhaps worrying that Hale's later, more modernistic churches haven't been listed yet. Bmcln1 (talk) 22:27, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Charles Warren Adams[edit]

Patrolling new pages is a depressing task, endless articles on people who played three matches for a fourth-division Uzbek soccer team and blatant bits of self promotion: it's a real pleasure to come across an article that one actually wants to read. I'm a fan of detective fiction, read most of Wilkie Collins: this man's novel sounds most interesting. Thanks!TheLongTone (talk) 22:49, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Many thanks for your kind comments. I'm busy trying to read Adams's Notting Hill Mystery quickly before wrapping it up as a Christmas present, and very exciting it is too. I did visit Uzbekistan in the early 1970s and I can recommend it. For the architecture, though, not the football matches. Thank you for doing all that patrolling. Very important. Cordially, Brian. Bmcln1 (talk) 07:25, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Allington, Lincolnshire[edit]

Hi. Do you have a page number for the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. It would be useful as the incumbency dates for Crabbe conflict - of course, either could be correct, but a more precise ref for Wilson would be helpful. Thanks. Acabashi (talk) 22:40, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

I'm afraid I don't but I will try to look into it. The gazetteer will be alphabetical one hopes. I'm in Hungary so not able to handle a copy. http://www.bottesfordhistory.org.uk/page_id__145_path__0p3p67p.aspx, citing the son's life of his father, makes it clear that he appointed a curate for Muston and W Allington in October 1792, i. e. he did the work for about four years. I believe he then kept the livings but had others do the job for many years after. That could all be researched if you think it's sufficiently relevant. I was keen simply to establish the connection, as Allington has no famous sons or historic buildings that I can find and the page looks a bit skimpy. Bmcln1 (talk) 07:00, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
I've added the source you give above which will do for now, even though it appears OR from a non-notable, and trusting that she has read correctly the sources she offers. Having said that, NHLE (and Pastscape) text frequently uses secondary sources, including Pevsner, to build their listing text - so we shouldn't take as gospel anything that NHLE says unless it is their own investigators' observations. I think the Wilson book is on the web in entirety somewhere, so I'll have a look too. Many thanks. Acabashi (talk) 12:28, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for looking into all this. Bmcln1 (talk) 15:41, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Janet Milne Rae[edit]

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Cumbria Wildlife Trust[edit]

Thanks for your contribution. I don't expect to do any more editing on this article until tonight. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 09:00, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

James Hanley lede[edit]

I'm somewhat amused by your revert of my expanded lede. I'm in fact inclined to agree with you with regard to this article -- but I was responding to a comment on the Talk page in relation to a recent assessment of the article, which I had requested.

You might be interested in a recent edit to the English literature article, which I'm in the process of revising. The lede to this article was expanded by someone who has a mission to expand ledes. With this long article I believe he had a good point. I'll try and read-up the WP rules and regulations on ledes. I was, however, led to believe that a lede should be a brief summary of the article as a whole, so isn't one line a little too brief?

Thanks for your interest, as it is helpful to hear a variety of opinions.Rwood128 (talk) 23:45, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Many thanks for taking the time to comment at length. I particularly like your reference to "that cool, factual, encyclopaedic approach". I'll try and prune the article, and will also re-do the lede, without repetitive biographical information. The bibliography should be pretty complete. Hanley's later novels are superior to those of the 1930s, including Boy. Rwood128 (talk) 12:19, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

I appreciate you help. I had grown complacent about this article. I will add some brief comment on the Boy trial. Rwood128 (talk) 20:27, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Women writers Invitation[edit]

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https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Children%27s_literature&oldid=628605228&diff=prev[edit]

Hi, Bmcln1, I noticed your edit. As to my knowledge, I did not delete anything. --> removed the filesize of 1 image, added a gallery and alphabetically arranged the "see also" section. (which imo are minor edits.) Face-smile.svg Lotje (talk) 08:13, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Many apologies, don't know my plus from my minus. Please sign in, though, then nobody has to check (wrongly in this case). Bmcln1 (talk) 08:17, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
That's fine. no problem at all. Lotje (talk) 08:40, 7 October 2014 (UTC)