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Invitation to vote on an article[edit]

hello. since you are an editor of the article Ammar ibn Yasir, would you be interested in voting for it to make it a featured article or not? thank you for your time Grandia01 (talk) 13:03, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

WikiThanks.png Thanks for your help with the sock puppet on my user talk page. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 03:18, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Unassessed orchid genera[edit]

I know you've been doing a lot of work over several monthstackling the unassessed article backlog for WikiProject Plants, and was glad to see you started up again the other day. A lot of the remaining unassessed genus articles are on orchids, and most of these are listed as having no accepted species in The Plant List/WCSP. Some of these genera may have accepted species that are currently treated by WCSP as unresolved, or the genus may be best treated as a synonym. I've been holding off on assessing these since I'm not sure what the status of them is, and figuring it out would involve some time spent in reasearch. Maybe it's best to worry about the taxonomic status of the genus later and simply go ahead with assessment; it's certainly appropriate to rate these articles as Low importance Stubs. Anyway, carry on with the assessment, but I though I should explain why I'd skipped assessing these. You may also come across a few unassessed articles on species that aren't that aren't treated as accepted by The Plant List/WCSP. Plantdrew (talk) 16:46, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Title/style confusion help[edit]

I don't know how to deal with this one: Talk:Andrew Lloyd Webber#Title/style confusion DBD 23:05, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

GLAM Cafe invitation[edit]

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Pitfour estate[edit]

Hi, I noticed you edited Pitfour estate a short while ago, altering the sentence about the son of Robert II. I have just checked the source, the Blenheim of Buchan book, and it states it was Alexander, Lord of Badenoch and earl of Buchan and Ross. Do you have a different source? Any help or clarification would be much appreciated as the information about that time frame of the estate I have is a bit sketchy. Thanks. SagaciousPhil - Chat 20:06, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your message - I replied on my talk page but as I'm not sure if you're watching it, I'm just leaving a note here too! SagaciousPhil - Chat 21:49, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

High Sheriff of Lincolnshire[edit]

Hi. I noticed that you added dates to High Sheriff of Lincolnshire (28 October 2013), as dmy form. Do you think it would be better to add them something at least like 1668 (6 November):, so keeping the look of the common list style throughout the article, and consistent for the reader ? Acabashi (talk) 20:38, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your response on my talk page - I have responded there. Acabashi (talk) 23:10, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the copy edit[edit]

Hi, thanks for the copy editing you've done to a couple of the Melbourne tram depot articles. It's always nice to have a second set of eyes read over what in reality is a draft; I find it takes a couple of days after writing to pick up all your own little mistakes. I've changed a few things just because the Vicsig source is a little too brief about the privatisation process, which is unnecessarily complicated. I'll try to rewrite the rest of the depot articles in the next few weeks and would appreciate it if you gave them a look over too. Thanks again, Liamdavies (talk) 03:04, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: Adiantum viridimontanum[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of Adiantum viridimontanum know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on November 27, 2013. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/November 27, 2013. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

Adiantum viridimontanum

Adiantum viridimontanum, commonly known as Green Mountain maidenhair fern, is a rare fern found only in outcrops of serpentine rock in New England and Canada. It is named after the site of its discovery in the Green Mountains in Vermont; it has since been located in Quebec and in one site on serpentine in coastal Maine. Until 1991, it was grouped with the western maidenhair fern A. aleuticum, which itself was classified as a variety of the northern maidenhair fern A. pedatum. It was then established that A. viridimontanum was a hybrid species and that the other two ferns were distinct species, although it is difficult to distinguish between the three species in the field. Due to the limited distribution of A. viridimontanum and its similarity to other species, little is known of its ecology. It thrives on sunny, disturbed areas where ultramafic rock is covered with thin soil, such as road cuts, talus slopes, and asbestos mines. Individual plants seem long-lived, and new individuals only infrequently reach maturity. It is one of four species endemic to serpentine in eastern North America and is considered globally threatened due to its habitat restrictions. (Full article...)

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Congratulations! Ruhrfisch ><>°° 04:54, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Plants assessment and a request[edit]

Looks like we've both been busy recently and have moved on from assessing for class/importance for WikiProject Plants tagged articles. I came across several articles today via Catscan that you'd put the WikiProject Plants banner on minutes before I tried to. I'd like see the Start/Unassessed Importance and Unassessed Class/Unassessed Importance articles finished off, but I'm progressing slowly on assessment as the remainder have some issues I'd like to address first. In several cases, the major issue I see is that I can't make a move to a more appropriate title (e..g. a common name titled article that should be a DAB/SIA for multiple species). Would you be willing to consider making some moves I suggest? List of plant species known as snakeroot was recently importance assessed, but I'd been leaving it unassessed deliberately, pending a potential move to Snakeroot (Ageratina doesn't seem like a slam dunk redirect target for the term "snakeroot"). Could you make this move? Plantdrew (talk) 06:27, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for making the snakeroot move. I'm about to go to bed, but will suggest some other moves in the morning. One more for now, would you consider moving Water hyacinth to Eichhornia, and redirecting "water hyacinth" to Eichhornia crassipes? E. crassipes is a globally significant invasive species and by far the most common referent of the term "water hyacinth". I'll propose water hyacinth for a formal Requested Move if you're not comfortable making the move unilaterally, but will be suggesting further moves in the morning that need a mop and bucket unless you tell me not to bother you. Plantdrew (talk) 07:29, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
I'm watching your talk page, so we can keep the conversation here if you'd like. Could you move Golden cereus to Bergerocactus? Wikipedia's article title seems to be the major force behind use of "Golden cereus"; yet it still has fewer Google results than the scientific name. USDA Plants calls it "golden snakecactus", Calflora calls it "golden spined cereus". It's not a significant plant outside of botany and succulent enthusiasts (who aren't going to be scared off by a scientific name).
Move Foxtail pine to Pinus balfouriana. Rare plant with limited distribution. Not important outside of botany, vernacular name not commonly used.
I haven't yet looked back at Wikispecies since I commented. I suppose I should...sigh...not feeling very hopeful. Plantdrew (talk) 04:41, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Using dates with authority[edit]

I recalled an edit you made to Cymopterus basalticus a few months ago in which you stated not to use the date with the authority. I was wondering if you could point me to any guidelines in the MOS or any projects that relate to this. Thanks Fredlyfish4 (talk) 03:53, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your response. I mostly edit animal articles, which may explain the differences why I never noticed articles without dates. Fredlyfish4 (talk) 04:36, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Asplenium × boydstoniae[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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plants and British peers
Thank you, scientist, for quality articles on plants that we easily overlook, such as Adiantum viridimontanum (suggested as FA exactly two years ago), for raising curiosity about them (DYK, above), for countless biographies on British peers, "concentrating on making proper succession boxes and assigning categories", including translations and planning more, for your modest user page and for reflecting our role in general, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:08, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Thomas Pearce (British Army officer)[edit]

Hi, it would help me to know exactly what it was you did not like which brought about your edit with the comment "clean up succession box". Please would you let me know. Thanks, Eddaido (talk) 00:13, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

To the attention of Your Royal Wikiness[edit]

Since you were one of the main participants in previous RfC's on the subject, perhaps you would be interested to know that I started here a thread whose aim is to throw ideas around about potential improvements on how we denote people with pretensions to royal and feudal titles. (Apologies for the title of this message! I can't help introducing a bit of levity to "serious" subjects.) -The Gnome (talk) 08:32, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Seasonal greetings[edit]

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Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy, healthy and productive 2014!
Ruhrfisch ><>°° 01:53, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Charles McLaren, 4th Baron Aberconway for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Charles McLaren, 4th Baron Aberconway is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Charles McLaren, 4th Baron Aberconway until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Flaming Ferrari (talk) 15:25, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, and could you make a couple moves for me?[edit]

Thank you for the barnstar. Thank you also for tagging the last few days of new plant articles. I'd been falling behind. Can you do a few moves for me? The first three are ones I'd been avoiding assessing (and the last showed up as a reverted move in the assessment log recently) . It was easy to keep track of them as being mistitled in the now relatively short list of unassessed articles, but you did the Kleinia a couple days ago and I did Cream nut several weeks ago.

  • Senecio kleinia->Kleinia neriifolia. The Plant List has it as Kleinia. The article has it as Kleinia in the taxobox and text (contrary to the title). I don't see any reason to keep it as Senecio.
  • Cream nut->Lecythis pisonis. Not a plant that is well known to English speakers by any common name. I suspect most English speakers who've heard a common name for it know a Portuguese name, not "cream nut". I get more Google hits for "cream nut"+Bertholletia than "cream nut"+Lecythis. If you make the move to L. pisonis, I'll turn Cream nut into a set index for multiple plants known by that common name.
  • London Pride (plant)->Saxifraga × urbium 1 of 4 plants listed at London Pride. Common name is ambiguous. I'm not a fan of using a hybrid scientific name when a common name is available (too many possible variant forms with spacing and the characters x/×/X), but there's really no way to make the common name work here.

I'm excited about getting close to getting all the plant articles assessed (well, except for the massive number of stubs tagged as unassessed importance and the continual stream of new articles). I think we've pretty much caught all the existing articles on plant species and higher taxa. There are probably a couple thousand articles on plant cultivars, plant pathogens, or botanists that haven't been tagged for WikiProject Plants. I'm not sure I'm going to work much on tagging those. I've tagged a few categories recently, but there are at least 1600 untagged Categories relevant to Plants Project. The benefit of tagging Categories seems pretty low.

What do you think should be done with Damascus rose water? Should it redirect to Rosa × damascena (as it does now) or rose water? Should it be tagged for WP Plants? Should it be tagged instead for the projects that have tagged Talk:Rose water? Plantdrew (talk) 04:45, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

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Bellomont/Bellamont[edit]

I see you are working on this but we seem to have a very unsatisfactory issue over the title. I have commented on the article talk.Garlicplanting (talk) 12:48, 26 June 2014 (UTC)