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Orphaned non-free image (File:Luftwissen MosquitoIV cutaway 1943.jpg)[edit]

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Would you be interested in joining a WikiProject devoted to Lancashire?[edit]

Hi, I have noticed that you are from Lancashire and I was wondering if you have heard of the new WikiProject group of WikiProject Lancashire and Cumbria. If you are interested in joining please feel free to become a paricipant and help us achive our goals. If you do join I am looking forward to your contributions. 93gregsonl2 (talk) 21:01, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

NowCommons: File:John Street Hampstead 1866.jpg[edit]

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The Tree Council (UK)[edit]

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This is an automated message from CorenSearchBot. I have performed a web search with the contents of The Tree Council (UK), and it appears to include a substantial copy of http://www.treecouncil.org.uk/?q=history-of-the-tree-council. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material; such additions will be deleted. You may use external websites as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. See our copyright policy for further details.

This message was placed automatically, and it is possible that the bot is confused and found similarity where none actually exists. If that is the case, you can remove the tag from the article and it would be appreciated if you could drop a note on the maintainer's talk page. CorenSearchBot (talk) 19:41, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Hi. I appreciate that you made some efforts to paraphrase the text on The Tree Council (UK) so it would no longer be a copyright infringement. Unfortunately, adding synonyms and minor alterations in the sentences won't relieve the plagiarism issue. You are welcome to rewrite the text using original language. The page on WP:Close paraphrasing can provide you with some explanations and help. In the long run, it is always better to simply write the text from scratch using your own words. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Regards, Theleftorium 17:03, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Aynho[edit]

Thankyou for trying to improve Aynho. Your inclusion of the parish's entire stretches of the Oxford Canal and Oxford and Rugby Railway under a "Notable buildings" heading seems to stretch a point. I find your removal of Pevsner & Cherry from the "Sources" list unhelpful. If you wish to dismantle the "Sources" list, printed sources will become mixed with purely online ones. Would you prefer the list of printed sources to be headed "Bibliography"? Best wishes, Motacilla (talk) 14:16, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

I have rollbacked you[edit]

I have rollbacked you here [1] - the IP edit which you had undone was not vandalism, the IP had updated a link in a reference correctly. DuncanHill (talk) 18:01, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

March 2010[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. It might not have been your intention, but your recent edit removed maintenance templates from Leanne Tiernan. When removing maintenance templates, please be sure to either resolve the problem that the template refers to, or give a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry, as your removal of this template has been reverted. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia, and if you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you. I do question notability - lots of people are murdered about 30,000 a year in the US. Codf1977 (talk) 22:12, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

I appreciate your concerns, but I did give valid reasons.Cj1340 (talk) 22:15, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

AndrewStevenson66[edit]

I can't do anything about this user, since I'm not an admin. I did consider reporting him on Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring, but I decided not to do so because it would almost certainly result in you being temporarily blocked too (see WP:3RR - there's no exemption for being right). You would be best to leave the articles alone for now (at least until after the election, when the order will have to be changed anyway).

In future, if you have this sort of dispute it's best to stick to a maximum of one revert a day, and seek help from elsewhere (e.g., a relevant WikiProject, or Wikipedia:Third opinion). --Zundark (talk) 18:48, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Tommy Steele[edit]

I removed the external link to the Youtube footage. I am no expert, but I would point you towards the wording within Wikipedia:External links - specifically "If you know that an external website is carrying a work in violation of the work's copyright, do not link to that copy of the work. Linking to a page that illegally distributes someone else's work sheds a bad light on Wikipedia and its editors. This is particularly relevant when linking to sites such as YouTube, where due care should be taken to avoid linking to material that violates copyright."

Do you perhaps know something that I don't ?

Derek R Bullamore (talk) 20:15, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Burnley[edit]

I’ve manually reverted the changes you made to the summary section on the Burnley page. Whilst I’m sure there is room for improvement of it (and most of the rest of it, as my recent post on the discussion page states), I don’t think your changes helped. I’ve not reverted your other changes (for now at least), however I feel the panoramic image is one of the best things on the page, hence why I moved it to the top. If it is inappropriate to have it at the start, please could you direct me to the guidelines that say so? Else maybe a debate is required on the discussion page? --Trappedinburnley (talk) 08:52, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of Leanne Tiernan[edit]

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I have nominated Leanne Tiernan, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Leanne Tiernan. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.
Please contact me if you're unsure why you received this message. Mo ainm~Talk 08:26, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Upton Hall[edit]

Hello Cj1340, I am quite happy to see that finally a proper image of Upton Hall is available on wikipedia. Unfortunately it is a bit difficult to access your picture from the German wikipedia. Therefore I would like to ask you if you perhaps could upload the image to commons. Many thanks in advance! -- Blueduck4711 (talk) 22:52, 24 September 2010 (UTC) Uploaded to Commons as Upton Hall Northamptonshire England.jpgCj1340 (talk) 09:45, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Thank you! -- Blueduck4711 (talk) 16:51, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

File copyright problem with File:HMS Lady Shirley.jpg[edit]

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Dilhorne Hall[edit]

Greetings from New Zealand. Dilhorne Recreation Centre existed in the 1940's if not earlier. The Foxfield Miners Welfare Institute was built on the site of the demolished hall, again in the 1940s or earlier. The Welfare Institute was extended in the 1980's into what is now the Village Hall. Kieranturn (talk) 03:44, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Commons[edit]

Please get into the habit of uploading free use images to the Commons. If they are images from Geograph, you do not even have to copy them to your computer. Magnus' tool will copy them direct from Geograph to Commons and put them in the special category. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 02:37, 19 January 2011 (UTC)Thanks for the info - I will give Magnus a try! Cj1340 (talk) 18:20, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

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File permission problem with File:Barbara Hepworth Trevalgan2.jpg[edit]

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Autopatrolled[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Roy Miller (Principal)[edit]

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Vickers Viking accident list[edit]

I was wondering about how many accidents and which accidents the Vickers VC.1 Viking article should list. Since you reverted my deletion of one accident there, and MilborneOne reverted a similar deletion I made for the Valetta, I thought you two might want to discuss the issue. --Colin Douglas Howell (talk) 00:19, 7 August 2011 (UTC) Please see comment on the Viking VC 1 talk page Cj1340 (talk) 11:59, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your great work (with the needed categories) in your article Quenby Hall. Keep up the great work. If you know of any missing articles please add them to List of historic houses in the United Kingdom! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:57, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Sir William Collins New Buildings 1961-10-20.jpg[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Sir William Collins New Buildings 1961-10-20.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the file's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the file description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 20:59, 28 November 2011 (UTC) Why not just lower the resolution? It was originally issued by London County Council later replace by the Greater London Council and now Mayor of London or is it just the Boroughs in which case this is Camden. Who knows or cares? I just have an original copy Cj1340 (talk) 19:08, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Middlesex alumnus?[edit]

Hi Cj1340!

I thought you may be a wikipedian who attended Middlesex University. If so, please paste the following template onto your user page.

{{User Middlesex}}

You will be automatically added into this Category:Wikipedians by alma mater: Middlesex University.

I created this userbox and would like to distribute it among as many former Middlesex students as possible.

Kind regards,

Invest in knowledge (talk) 14:59, 1 December 2011 (UTC) In fact not though I am an alumnus of LU but long before Middx was created. I just happen to have a non academic interest in a small number of UK uni esp in London but thanks for asking! Cj1340 (talk) 19:10, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

GTCE Article[edit]

By all means refer to the article in an objective manner, but there are two issues with your previous edits. Firstly, simply copying the material from the website is in breach of TES's copyright. Secondly the opinions are not backed up by the source. Solution - ref/cite the source and provide an objective overview of the article. Gaining consensus on a contraversial opinion on the article talk page prior to including new text would be the way to go.isfutile:P (talk) 20:46, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Gawthorpe Hall[edit]

My edit was merely about factual correctness, I have no particular wish to claim it. As you can see on this map, strictly speaking it's in Ightenhill and has been since about 1974. The map also shows the building to be well outside the urban area of the town, perhaps in an area one might (if being generous) call the edge of Padiham. Do you have any sources that might suggest otherwise??? --Trappedinburnley (talk) 23:26, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

The latest National Trust guide for 2012 gives the address as "Burnley Road, Padiham near Burnley BB12 8UA". The estate is adjacent to Padiham and on old maps it is part of Padiham and should retain its identity with Padiham which is specifically mentioned by one of the Bronte's when they visited. The family are connected with Padiham. As I understand it from the historical maps Ightenhill is a different estate further east where the old house has gone and is now merely a convenient description for a housing area and is in any event east of Gawthorpe. Sorry, Burnley you can't have Gawthorpe and please stop putting it where it isn't. Cj1340 (talk) 00:13, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Hey, as I said I wasn't making an attempt to claim this old house for Burnley or anywhere else, it's not as if removed something. As always I was trying to improve the quality of coverage Wikipedia has to offer on this part of Lancashire in the crazy hope that it will go someway to prove that we are not all racist, hooligan, morons. To be honest I was going to walk away from this, in-spite of the obvious high ground I occupy (In the 1845 map it isn't even shown), because it is such a trivial thing. However the statement "Gawthorpe is in the Ightenhill part of the town" in the landmarks section is unacceptable. Ightenhill is not, nor ever has been part of Padiham. I don't want to get involved with the Padiham article, I have enough to do. Here is more source material which should illuminate things further: Ightenhill Habergham Eaves Padiham Civil parishes in England --Trappedinburnley (talk) 19:15, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

John Cockerill repition[edit]

You keep deleting stuff that is in the lead section - please see Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Lead section - the Lead section is a summary of the rest of the article - amongst other reasons - if you delete stuff from the rest of the article then people who want to find the source of it cant - because the lead isn't referenced. Please stop doing it.Mddkpp (talk) 13:50, 15 February 2012 (UTC) I don't see any reason to repeat exactly what is written in the intro - if you are going to read the article you are going to have to read the same thing twice. Daft. Cj1340 (talk) 21:51, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Alumnus[edit]

Hi, I see you reversed the meaning of my edit to alumnus. The OED says "chiefly US" in its definition and I don't think I had seen or heard the word before I moved from the UK to the US. Has it become more common since then? Regards, Dingo1729 (talk) 19:17, 8 March 2012 (UTC) Yes, it is common usage in universities for some time (over 25 years at a guess) and has filtered down to secondary schools more recently. I was an alumni administrator! Thanks for checking, regards.Cj1340 (talk) 19:39, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I googled "alumni manchester grammar school" and I can see that you're right, it has filtered down. However I'm not happy with the sentence as you left it in alumnus. Would something like "Alumnus was chiefly a US usage, but has become common in British English since the 1970's" be about right? Or should we just delete the sentence altogether? Dingo1729 (talk) 20:10, 8 March 2012 (UTC) Yes I think so - that would be fairly accurate and a sensible addition. Cj1340 (talk) 20:18, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
I rewrote the sentence and moved it to the "Usage" section. Thanks, Dingo1729 (talk) 22:20, 8 March 2012 (UTC)


"Yellowstone", North Wales murder[edit]

Hi Cj1340, It sems that a certain un-named person is intent on publishing what seems to be a strange work of fiction, without any valid references. I have deleted this entry several times and note that you have too. If this continues should we consider a block from this address? With best regards, David J Johnson (talk) 11:52, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your input and take care. Best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 21:57, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Dame Janet Finch[edit]

I note your addition of the above to the list of notable former pupils of Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby. This article appears to be intended to concern only the boys' school and the entry belongs in the article about the girls' school (where, in fact, it already exists). I hope you are not unhappy with my reversion. Kind regards TriumFant (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 23:14, 29 October 2012 (UTC) MT Girls' School is correct. I thought I had changed it!Cj1340 (talk) 08:30, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Robert Adams (Sculptor)[edit]

I have a significant number of additions and one or two corrections to make on the page you created for Robert Adams (Sculptor). I am also trying to clarify the position with regard to my using family photographs of himself and photographs of some of his sculptures which are in my possession. I'm not sure how involved you are with Adams' history and the development of his page, but I would welcome any feedback on the content when I upload it.

Gewitty (talk) 10:13, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. I'm not very familiar with Adams so I can't really comment. I look forward to seeing your material. Regards Cj1340 (talk) 14:28, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Northampton City Centre Map[edit]

Hi Cj1340, thanks for your corrections on Northampton Cathedral, I agree, it needs a photo of the interior, no idea where to get one though. Also, I've noticed that there are location maps for a lot of English cities, but not Northampton. Do you know where it is possible to find a map of Northampton City Centre, something like the city centre map of Edinburgh, but of Northampton? What is the process for taking a map and converting it into a location map for Wikipedia? Cheers Pjposullivan (talk) 16:54, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Re Northampton map: you need to use a not-copyright source. The Edinburgh map uses Ppen Street Maps, which only requires acknowledgement of the source. See www.openstreetmap.org/ - it operates much like Google maps. The method I use to form a jpg file is to get the area I want on the screen then print screen. The saved image can be dropped into a blank Photoshop background (Ctrl-V) or Paint Shop Pro (blank file, also Ctrl-V) and modified as you wish. Best of luck! Cj1340 (talk) 17:23, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, will give it a try. Cheers Pjposullivan (talk) 18:38, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Content removed[edit]

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Yellowstone[edit]

Hello Cj1340, Your not going to believe this, but the Yellowstone nonsense has re-appeared! I have deleted this entry and will keep a watch on the List of unsolved murders in the United Kingdom article. With best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 18:07, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Bolton School alumni[edit]

The list is getting quite large now - perhaps a new page should be created as in List of Old Millfieldians for Millfield School? Brookie :) { - he's in the building somewhere!} (Whisper...) 13:07, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

You're probably right! When I get a quiet moment...unless you fancy having a go.... Cj1340 (talk) 17:51, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
Well done - looks good! Cj1340 (talk) 11:39, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

VisualEditor newsletter[edit]

Hey Cj1340! We've just deployed some fixes to the VisualEditor. These include:

  • "Edit" will load the latest version, not the version you're looking at (bug 49943)
  • "Edit" will load the latest version, not the version you edited last time if this is your second edit (bug 50441)
  • VE edit section links will load the latest, not original, version in diff view preview (bug 50925)
  • <big><big>Foo</big></big> and similar repeated tags will not get corrupted any more (bug 49755)

In the meantime, testing is proceeding well, and hopefully we can get some more fixes out over the next couple of days. If you're interested in helping out, we have a set of open tasks we'd really appreciate your assistance with :). Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 07:51, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

Santa Ana, California[edit]

I reverted one of your edits in the climate section because the climate box should always go under the climate section (all city articles follow this format). It should not be under the see also section. Ssbbplayer (talk) 22:16, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

VE newsletter[edit]

Hey Cj1340

We just deployed another VisualEditor release; bugs fixed include:

  • Firefox 13/14 has been temporarily blacklisted, to avoid the insertion of broken links [[./that look like this]] (50720)
  • Changing a reference in a template should no longer produce the bright red "you don't have a references block!" error (bugzilla:50423)
  • Notices are now shown if you're editing a protected or semi-protected page (bugzilla:50415)
  • The template inspector will no longer invite you to insert parameters that are already being used (50715)
  • Same as above, but with aliases (50717)
  • Parameter names in the template dialogue now word-wrap (50800)
  • The link inspector will not show in the top left if you hit the return key while opening it (49941)
  • Hitting return twice in the link editor will no longer introduce a new line that overwrites the link (51075)
  • Oddly-named categories no longer cause corruption (50702)
  • The toolbar no longer occasionally covers the cursor (48787)
  • Changing the formatting of text no longer occasionally scrolls you upwards (50792)

Not specific bugs, but other things; cacheing is now improved, so people should stop seeing temporary breaking when the VisualEditor updates, and RTL support has received some patches. I hope this newsletter is helpful to people; I'll send out another one with the next deployment :). Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 10:02, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

VE newsletter[edit]

Hey Cj1340! Another set of patches :). Today we have:

  • Required template parameters are now automatically added to new templates (50747)
  • Templates with piped links now display correctly when you alter them (50801)
  • If your edit token expires, you're now informed of it (50424).
    You still won't be able to save - that's due to be fixed on Monday :).

More on Monday, I suspect. Hope you have a good weekend :). I should also have some news about the IP launch pretty soon. Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 13:09, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

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VE newsletter[edit]

Hey Cj1340; hope you had a decent weekend :). We've got a pile of patches, some of which went out on Monday, some yesterday:

  • If you insert wikitext such as links or section headers, you get a notice in the top right corner (over the save button). It doesn't go away until click, though once dismissed you don't get another one that edit. (49820)
  • If your edit token expires, VE fetches a new one for you so you can save. (50424)
  • If the page is empty of content but does have something non-content (like a category or an HTML comment), VE no longer crashes on load - (50289)
  • sub tags are no longer removed ((49873)
  • If you type at the end of links, they now extend
  • Templates now only take a single click to insert
  • Clear annotations clears links (50461)
  • The link inspector stays open when you click to another item (50895)
  • Typing after multi-byte characters no longer creats pawn icons (51140)
  • Resizing thumbnails that have a default size set now works (50645)
  • References made by tag:ref now display properly (bugzilla:50978)
  • The VE is integrated with the spam blacklist (50826)
  • Feedbacl link goes to the right language (bugzilla:47730)

There are a lot more improvements coming, but that's it for Monday and Tuesday. Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 08:12, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

VE newsletter[edit]

Hey Cj1340. The newest updates:

  • Links now don't extend over space/punctuation/workbreaks when you type (bugzilla:51463)
  • Users with the "minoredit" preference set get working functionality (bugzilla:51515)
  • You can tab to buttons in dialogs, including the save dialog (bugzilla:50047)
  • We now show the <newarticletext> (or <newarticletextanon>) message as an edit notice (bugzilla:51459)
  • You can scroll dialog panels like in transclusions' templates' parameter listings (bugzilla:51739)
  • Templates that only create meta-data and no display content at all (like Template:Use dmy dates) now can't be deleted accidentally or deliberately, but still don't show up (bugzilla:51322)
  • FlaggedRevisions integration (bugzilla:49699)
  • Edit summary will get the section title pre-added if you launched from a section edit link (bugzilla:50872)

Along with some miscellaneous language support fixes. That's all for today; as always, let us know if you spot more bugs. Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 21:46, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

July 2013[edit]

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VisualEditor newsletter for 06 August 2013[edit]

It's been almost two weeks since the last newsletter, and a lot of improvements have been made during that time. The main things that people have noticed are significant improvements to speed for typing into long pages (bug 52012http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52012), scrolling (bug 52014http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52014) and deleting (bug 52013http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52013) on large pages. There have also been improvements to references, with the latest being support for list-defined references, which are <ref>s defined inside a <references> block (bug 51741http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=51741). Users of Opera 12 and higher have had their web browser removed from the browser black-list, mostly as a result of work by a volunteer developer (bug 36000http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36000). Opera has not been fully white-listed yet, so these users will get an additional warning and request to report problems.

Significant changes were made to the user interface to de-emphasize VisualEditor. This has cut the use of VisualEditor by approximately one-third. You can read about these at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Updates/August 1, 2013, but they include:

  • Re-ordering links to the editors to put "Edit source" first and VisualEditor second
  • Renaming the link for VisualEditor to "Editbeta"
  • Disabling the animation for section editing.
  • Changing all labels for the classic wikitext editor to say "Edit source", regardless of namespace.

There have also been many smaller fixes, including these:

Most of the Wikimedia Foundation staff is traveling this week and next, so no updates are expected until at least August 15th. If you're going to be in Hong Kong for Wikimania 2013, say hello to James Forrester, Philippe Beaudette, and the other members of the VisualEditor team.

As always, if you have questions or suggestions, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting problem reports at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback and ideas at Wikipedia talk:VisualEditor. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 23:30, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

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VisualEditor newsletter for 21 August 2013[edit]

Both VisualEditor and MediaWiki were upgraded recently. For VisualEditor, this is the long-awaited post-Wikimania update with many bug fixes and enhancements. Work also continues on speed at opening and during use, as well as on the bugs reported here and at other Wikipedias. The full report is at Mediawiki.

References are displaying properly, even when nested (bug 50749http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=50749) or in image captions (bug 52427)http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52427). Reference lists are now always fully populated with references (bug 50094). Firefox users can insert an existing reference in the first paragraph (bug 52159http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52159). Opera users no longer see corruption of categories when a reference was added (bug 50385).

Stray spaces are being stripped from the start of paragraphs to end one of the common <nowiki> problems (bug 51462http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=51462). We also fixed a round-tripping bug that caused desirable whitespace in templates (used to make templates more legible, e.g., by putting each parameter in an infobox on a separate line) to get corrupted (bug 51150).

Wikilink handling was improved. Users are not allowed to create internal links to invalid titles (titles that are actually impossible due to limits on acceptable character combinations in titles, not redlinks) (bug 33094http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33094). You can extend wikilinks, but it won't do so over a wordbreak (like a space) (bugs 49931 and 51463).

A handful of fixes to the user interface were made. The toolbar doesn't float over personal tools after opening a dialog or the inspector (bug 52441http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52441). Toolbars were also re-written to be collapsible/expandable, with room for more icons. Buttons in dialogs can now be activated using the Tab and Shift+Tab key commands (bug 50047). This saves time for editors, because you don't need to take your hands off the keyboard to click a button. We fixed a handful of bugs that affected only certain articles or certain browsers, including toolbar buttons in Firefox (bug 51986) and dialog panels that didn't always scroll correctly (bug 51739). Bugs with undo/redo getting confused have been fixed (bug 52113http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52113).

Images, in addition to getting references displaying correctly, also saw improvements with a set-empty |link= parameter no longer corrupted (51963). We corrected thumbnail images' display so that they look don't wrong in some contexts (bug 51995). Inserted images no longer explicitly set their alignment, but instead inherit the default position in compliance with the Manual of Style (bug 51851).

More edit notices, warnings, and metadata like information about Pending Changes on an article now appear as appropriate (bug 49699). When new articles are created, users are now shown the <newarticletext> message (bug 51459). VisualEditor now handles templates that set "meta" items (like a category) and nothing else better (bug 51322). If the database is locked when a user tries to save with VisualEditor, they now get a message telling them as such and an opportunity to try again, rather than a silent failure (bug 51636).

When you save the page, having the default preference set to "mark all my edits as minor by default" no longer overrides the setting in the save dialog (bug 51515). If you open VisualEditor from a section edit link, the section's title will be pre-filled in in the edit summary box when you go to save it (bug 50872). The size of the save dialog box in the Monobook skin has been fixed (bug 50058). Also, wikipage content handlers like sortable tables are re-run automatically after saving (bug 51565http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=51565).

A very early version of the mathematics equation editor is now available for testing on mw:Mediawiki. If you would like to help improve the user interface for math editor, please test out the extension at mw:Mediawiki:Sandbox and leave your comments directly at the discussion page for the Math Node User Interface at Mediawiki. You should be able to use your regular username and password should to login to Mediawiki.

For other questions or suggestions, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting problem reports at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback and other ideas at Wikipedia talk:VisualEditor. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 17:49, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Laurence Gower[edit]

Just a vote of thanks for a great article on Prof. Laurence Gower. I did some tidying, but don't be offended. Wildfowl (talk) 20:16, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks - you did a good job on the typos. I just spotted another in the Inde reference! Cj1340 (talk) 21:44, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

VisualEditor newsletter for September 5[edit]

This Thursday's VisualEditor update was mostly about stability and performance improvements, and some preparatory work for major planned improvements, along with bug fixes for non-English language support and right-to-left text. Everything that the English Wikipedia received today has been running on Mediawiki for a week already.

Officially, the problem with the link inspector not linking to a specific section on a page (bug 53219) was fixed in this release, although that critical patch actually appeared here earlier.

A number of bugs related to copy-and-paste functionality were fixed (48604, bug 50043, bug 53362, bug 51538, among others). Full rich copy-and-paste from external sources into VisualEditor is expected "soon".

In other fixes, you can no longer add empty ref tags (<ref/>) (bug 53345). Selecting both an image and some text, and then trying to add a link, previously deleted the selected image and the text. This was fixed in bug 50127. There was another problem related to using arrow keys to move the cursor next to an inline image that was fixed (bug 53507).

Looking ahead: The next planned upgrade is scheduled for next Thursday, and you should expect to find a redesigned toolbar with drop-down menus that include room for references, templates, underline, strikethrough, superscript, subscript, and code formatting. There will also be keyboard shortcuts for setting the format (paragraph vs section headings).

If you are active at other Wikipedias, the next group of Wikipedias to have VisualEditor offered to all users is being determined at this time. Generally speaking, languages that depend on the input method editor are not going to receive VisualEditor this month. The current target date is Tuesday, September 24 for logged-in users only. You can help with translating the documentation. In several cases, most of the translation is already done, and it only needs to be copied over to the relevant Wikipedia. If you are interested in finding out whether a particular Wikipedia is currently on the list, you can leave a message for me at my talk page.

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VisualEditor newsletter for September 19, 2013[edit]

VisualEditor has been updated twice in the last two weeks. As usual, what is now running on the English Wikipedia had a test run at Mediawiki during the previous week.

As announced, the toolbar was redesigned to be simpler, shorter, and to have the ability to have drop-down groups with descriptions. What you see now is the initial configuration and is expected to change in response to feedback from the English Wikipedia and other Wikipedias. The controls to add <u> (underline), <sub> (subscript), and <sup> (superscript), <s> (strikethrough) and <code> (computer code/monospace font) annotations to text are available to all users in the drop-down menu. At the moment, all but the most basic tools have been moved into a single drop-down menu, including the tools for inserting media, references, reference lists, and templates. The current location of all of the items in the toolbar is temporary, and your opinions about the best order are needed! Please offer suggestions at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback/Toolbar.

In an eagerly anticipated upgrade to the reference dialog, newly added references or reference groups no longer need the page to be saved before they can be re-used (bugs 51689 and 52000). The 'Use existing reference' button is now disabled on pages which don't yet have any references (bug 51848). The template parameter filter in the transclusion dialog now searches both parameter name and label (bug 51670).

In response to several requests, there are some new keyboard shortcuts. You can now set the block/paragraph formatting from the keyboard: Ctrl+0 sets a block as a regular paragraph; Ctrl+1 up to Ctrl+6 sets it as a Heading 1 ("Page title") to Heading 6 ("Sub-heading 4"); Ctrl+7 sets it as pre-formatted (bug 33512). Ctrl+2, which creates level 2 section headings, may be the most useful.

Some improvements were made to capitalization for links, so typing in "iPhone" will offer a link to "iPhone" as well as "IPhone" (bug 50452).

Copying and pasting within the same document should work better as of today's update, as should copying from VisualEditor into a third-party application (bug 53364, bug 52271, bug 52460). Work on copying and pasting between VisualEditor instances (for example, between two articles) and retaining formatting when copying from an external source into VisualEditor is progressing.

Major improvements to editing with input method editors (IMEs; mostly used for Indic and East Asian languages) are being deployed today. This is a complex change, so it may produce unexpected errors. On a related point, the names of languages listed in the "languages" (langlinks) panel in the Page settings dialog now display as RTL when appropriate (bug 53503).

Looking ahead: The help/'beta' menu will soon expose the build number next to the "Leave feedback" link, so users can give more specific reports about issues they encounter (bug 53050). This change will make it easier for developers to identify any cacheing issues, once it starts reporting the build number (currently, it says "Version false"). Also, inserting a link, reference or media file will put the cursor after the new content again (bug 53560). Next week’s update will likely improve how dropdowns and other selection menus behave when they do not fit on the screen, with things scrolling so the selected item is always in view.

If you are active at other Wikipedias, the next group of Wikipedias to have VisualEditor offered to all users is being finalized. About two dozen Wikipedias are on the list for Tuesday, September 24 for logged-in users only, and on Monday, September 30 for unregistered editors. You can help with translating the documentation. In several cases, most of the translation is already done, and it only needs to be copied over to the relevant Wikipedia. If you are interested in finding out whether a particular Wikipedia is currently on the list, you can leave a message for me at my talk page.

For other questions or suggestions, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting problem reports at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback and other ideas at Wikipedia talk:VisualEditor. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:58, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

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VisualEditor newsletter on 16 October 2013[edit]

VisualEditor is still being updated every Thursday. As usual, what is now running on the English Wikipedia had a test run at Mediawiki during the previous week. If you haven't done so already, you can turn on VisualEditor by going to your preferences and choosing the item, "Enable VisualEditor. It will be available in the following namespaces: $1".

The reference dialog for all Wikipedias, especially the way it handles citation templates, is being redesigned. Please offer suggestions and opinions at mw:VisualEditor/Design/Reference Dialog. (Use your Wikipedia username/password to login there.) You can also drag and drop references (select the reference, then hover over the selected item until your cursor turns into the drag-and-drop tool). This also works for some templates, images, and other page elements (but not yet for text or floated items). References are now editable when they appear inside a media item's caption (bug 50459).

There were a number of miscellaneous fixes made: Firstly, there was a bug that meant that it was impossible to move the cursor using the keyboard away from a selected node (like a reference or template) once it had been selected (bug 54443). Several improvements have been made to scrollable windows, panels, and menus when they don't fit on the screen or when the selected item moves off-screen. Editing in the "slug" at the start of a page no longer shows up a chess pawn character ("♙") in some circumstances (bug 54791). Another bug meant that links with a final punctuation character in them broke extending them in some circumstances (bug 54332). The "page settings" dialog once again allows you to remove categories (bug 54727). There have been some problems with deployment scripts, including one that resulted in VisualEditor being broken for an hour or two at all Wikipedias (bug 54935). Finally, snowmen characters ("☃") no longer appear near newly added references, templates and other nodes (bug 54712).

Looking ahead: Development work right now is on rich copy-and-paste abilities, quicker addition of citation templates in references, setting media items' options (such as being able to put images on the left), switching into wikitext mode, and simplifying the toolbar. A significant amount of work is being done on other languages during this month. If you speak a language other than English, you can help with translating the documentation.

For other questions or suggestions, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting problem reports at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback and other ideas at Wikipedia talk:VisualEditor. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 19:00, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Horton House picture[edit]

Thanks for posting the picture of Horton House - I used to live at Horton Rounds in the grounds of the house and I've never seen that picture. The cedar tree is still there! Brookie :) { - he's in the building somewhere!} (Whisper...) 09:19, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

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November 2013[edit]

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VisualEditor newsletter for November 2013[edit]

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has worked on some feature changes, major infrastructure improvements to make the system more stable, dependable and extensible, some minor toolbar improvements, and fixing bugs.

A new form parsing library for language characters in Parsoid caused the corruption of pages containing diacritics for about an hour two weeks ago. Relatively few pages at the English Wikipedia were affected, but this created immediate problems at some other Wikipedias, sometimes affecting several dozen pages. The development teams for Parsoid and VisualEditor apologize for the serious disruption and thank the people who reported this emergency at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback and on the public IRC channel, #mediawiki-visualeditor.

There have been dozens of changes since the last newsletter. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Accidental deletion of infoboxes and other items: You now need to press the Delete or ← Backspace key twice to delete a template, reference or image. The first time, the item becomes selected, and the second time, it is removed. The need to press the delete key twice should make it more obvious what you are doing and help avoid accidental removals of infoboxes and similar (bug 55336).
  • Switch from VisualEditor to the wikitext editor: A new feature lets you make a direct, one-way editing interface change, which will preserve your changes without needing to save the page and re-open it in the wikitext editor (bug 50687). It is available in a new menu in the action buttons by the Cancel button (where the "Page Settings" button used to be). Note that this new feature is not currently working in Firefox.
  • Categories and Languages are also now directly available in that menu. The category suggestions drop-down was appearing in the wrong place rather than below its input box, which is now fixed. An incompatibility between VisualEditor and the deployed Parsoid service that prevented editing categories and language links was fixed.
  • File:, Help: and Category: namespaces: VisualEditor was enabled for these namespaces the on all wikis (bug 55968), the Portal: and Viquiprojecte: namespaces on the Catalan Wikipedia (bug 56000), and the Portal: and Book: namespaces on the English Wikipedia (bug 56001).
  • Media item resizing: We improved how files are viewed in a few ways. First, inline media items can now be resized in the same way that has been possible with block ones (like thumbnails) before. When resizing a media item, you can see a live preview of how it will look as you drag it (bug 54298). While you are dragging an image to resize it, we now show a label with the current dimensions (bug 54297). Once you have resized it, we fetch a new, higher resolution image for the media item if necessary (bug 55697). Manual setting of media item sizes in their dialog is nearly complete and should be available next week. If you hold down the Shift key whilst resizing an image, it will now snap to a 10 pixel grid instead of the normal free-hand sizing. The media item resize label now is centered while resizing regardless of which tool you use to resize it.
  • Undo and redo: A number of improvements were made to the transactions system which make undoing and redoing more reliable during real-time collaboration (bug 53224).
  • Save dialogue: The save page was re-written to use the same code as all other dialogs (bug 48566), and in the process fixed a number of issues. The save dialog is re-accessible if it loses focus (bug 50722), or if you review a null edit (bug 53313); its checkboxes for minor edit, watch the page, and flagged revisions options now layout much more cleanly (bug 52175), and the tab order of the buttons is now closer to what users will expect (bug 51918). There was a bug in the save dialog that caused it to crash if there was an error in loading the page from Parsoid, which is now fixed.
  • Links to other articles or pages sometimes sent people to invalid pages. VisualEditor now keeps track of the context in which you loaded the page, which lets us fix up links in document to point to the correct place regardless of what entry point you launched the editor from—so the content of pages loaded through /wiki/Foobar?veaction=edit and /w/index.php?title=Foobar&veaction=edit both now have text links that work if triggered (bug 48915).
  • Toolbar links: A bug that caused the toolbar's menus to get shorter or even blank when scrolled down the page in Firefox is now fixed (bug 55343).
  • Numbered external links: VisualEditor now supports Parsoid's changed representation of numbered external links (bug 53505).
  • Removed empty templates: We also fixed an issue that meant that completely empty templates became impossible to interact with inside VisualEditor, as they didn't show up (bug 55810).
  • Mathematics formulae: If you would like to try the experimental LaTeX mathematics tool in VisualEditor, you will need to opt-in to Beta Features. This is currently available on Meta-wiki, Wikimedia Commons, and Mediawiki.org. It will be available on all other Wikimedia sites on 21 November.
  • Browser testing support: If you are interested in technical details, the browser tests were expanded to cover some basic cursor operations, which uncovered an issue in our testing framework that doesn't work with cursoring in Firefox; the Chrome tests continue to fail due to a bug with the welcome message for that part of the testing framework.
  • Load time: VisualEditor now uses content language when fetching Wikipedia:TemplateData information, so reducing bandwidth use, and users on multi-language or multi-script wikis now get TemplateData hinting for templates as they would expect (bug 50888).
  • Reuse of VisualEditor: Work on spinning out the user experience (UX) framework from VisualEditor into oojs-ui, which lets other teams at Wikimedia (like Flow) and gadget authors re-use VisualEditor UX components, is now complete and is being moved to a shared code repository.
  • Support for private wikis: If you maintain a private wiki at home or at work, VisualEditor now supports editing of private wikis, by forwarding the Cookie: HTTP header to Parsoid ($wgVisualEditorParsoidForwardCookies set to true) (bug 44483). (Most private wikis will also need to install Parsoid and node.js, as VisualEditor requires them.)

Looking ahead:

  • VisualEditor will be released to some of the smaller Wikipedias on 02 December 2013. If you are active at one or more smaller Wikipedias where VisualEditor is not yet generally available, please see the list at VisualEditor/Rollouts.
  • Public office hours on IRC to discuss VisualEditor with Product Manager James Forrester will be held on Monday, 2 December, at 1900 UTC and on Tuesday, 3 December, at 0100 UTC. Bring your questions. Logs will be posted on Meta after each office hour completes.
  • In terms of feature improvements, one of the major infrastructure projects affects how inserting characters works, both using your computer's built-in Unicode input systems and through a planned character inserter tool for VisualEditor. The forthcoming rich copying and pasting feature was extended and greater testing is currently being done. Work continues to support the improved reference dialog to quickly add citations based on local templates.

If you have questions or suggestions for future improvements, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting a note at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 22:27, 20 November 2013 (UTC)


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Spotted you at a WikiProject Women scientists article, and I see you're all about adding content. Bravo! It would be great to have folks like you coming out to a meetup now and then, if there's one in your area, and introducing yourself ... We need more editors who don't just tag and talk, but who set a good example and actually *edit.* Djembayz (talk) 01:19, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

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VisualEditor newsletter • 19 December 2013[edit]

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has worked on some toolbar improvements, fixing bugs, and improving support for Indic languages as well as other languages with complex characters. The current focus is on improving the reference dialog and expanding the new character inserter tool.

There have been dozens of changes since the last newsletter. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Rich copying and pasting is now available. If you copy text from another website, then character formatting and some other HTML attributes are preserved. This means, for example, that if you copy a pre-formatted suggested citation from a source like this, then VisualEditor will preserve the formatting of the title in the citation. Keep in mind that copying the formatting may include formatting that you don't want (like section headings). If you want to paste plain, unformatted text onto a page, then use Control+ Shift+V or Command+ Shift+V (Mac).
  • Auto-numbered external links like [2] can now be edited just like any other link. However, they cannot be created in VisualEditor easily.
  • Several changes to the toolbar and dialogs have been made, and more are on the way. The toolbar has been simplified with a new drop-down text styles menu and an "insert" menu. Your feedback on the toolbar is wanted here. The transclusion/template dialog has been simplified. If you have enabled mathematical formula editing, then the menu item is now called the formula editor instead of LaTeX.
  • There is a new character inserter, which you can find in the new "insert" menu, with a capital Omega ("Ω"). It's a very basic set of characters. Your feedback on the character inserter is wanted here.
  • Saving the page should seem faster by several seconds now.
  • It is now possible to access VisualEditor by manually editing the URL, even if you are not logged in or have not opted in to VisualEditor normally.  To do so, append ?veaction=edit to the end of the page name.  For example, change https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random?veaction=edit to open a random page in VisualEditor.  This is intended to support bug testing across multiple browsers, without requiring editors to login repeatedly.

Looking ahead: The transclusion dialog will see further changes in the coming weeks, with a simple mode for single templates and an advanced mode for more complex transclusions. The new character formatting menu on the toolbar will get an arrow to show that it is a drop-down menu. The reference dialog will be improved, and the Reference item will become a button in the main toolbar, rather than an item in the Insert menu.

If you have questions or suggestions for future improvements, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting a note at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 20:48, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

VisualEditor newsletter for Janaury 2014[edit]

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has worked mostly minor features and fixing bugs. A few significant bugs include working around a bug in CSSJanus that was wrongly flipping images used in some templates in right-to-left (RTL) environments (bug 50910) a major bug that meant inserting any template or other transclusion failed (bug 59002), a major but quickly resolved problem due to an unannounced change in MediaWiki core, which caused VisualEditor to crash on trying to save (bug 59867). This last bugs did not appear on any Wikipedia. Additionally, significant work has been done in the background to make VisualEditor work as an independent editing system.

As of today, VisualEditor is now available as an opt-out feature to all users at 149 active Wikipedias.

  • The character inserter tool in the "Insert" menu has a very basic set of characters. The character inserter is especially important for languages that use Latin and Cyrillic alphabets with unusual characters or frequent diacritics. Your feedback on the character inserter is requested. In addition to feedback from any interested editor, the developers would particularly like to hear from anyone who speaks any of the 50+ languages listed under Phase 5 at mw:VisualEditor/Rollouts, including Breton, Mongolian, Icelandic, Welsh, Afrikaans, Macedonian, and Azerbaijani.
  • meta:Office hours on IRC have been heavily attended recently. The next one will be held this coming Wednesday, 22 January at 23:00 UTC.
  • You can now edit some of the page settings in the "options" dialog – __NOTOC__ and __FORCETOC__ as selection (forced on, forced off, or default setting; bugs 56866 and 56867) and __NOEDITSECTION__ as a checkbox (bug 57166).
  • The automated browser tests were adjusted to speed them up and bind more correctly to list items in lists, and updated to a newer version of their ruby dependencies. You can monitor the automated browser tests' results (triggered every twelve hours) live on the server.
  • Wikipedia:VisualEditor/User guide was updated recently to show some new and upcoming features.

Looking ahead: The character formatting menu on the toolbar will get a drop-down indicator next Thursday. The reference and media items will be the first two listed in the Insert menu. The help menu will get a page listing the keyboard shortcuts. Looking further out, image handling will be improved, including support for alignment (left, right, and center) and better control over image size (including default and upright sizes). The developers are also working on support for editing redirects and image galleries.

Subscriptions to this newsletter are managed at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Newsletter. Please add or remove your name to change your subscription settings. If you have questions or suggestions for future improvements, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting a note at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 20:13, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

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VisualEditor Newsletter—February 2014[edit]

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has worked on some small changes to the user interface, such as moving the reference item to the top of the Insert menu, as well as some minor features and fixing bugs, especially for rich copying and pasting of references.

The biggest change was the addition of more features to the image dialog, including the ability to set alignment (left, right, center), framing options (thumbnail, frame, frameless, and none), adding alt text, and defining the size manually. There is still some work to be done here, including a quick way to set the default size.

Looking ahead: The link tool will tell you when you're linking to a disambiguation or redirect page. The warning about wikitext will hide itself after you remove the wikitext markup in that paragraph. Support for creating and editing redirects is in the pipeline. Looking further out, image handling will be improved, including default and upright sizes. The developers are also working on support for viewing and editing hidden HTML comments, some behavioral magic words like DISPLAYTITLE, and in-line language setting (dir="rtl").

If you have questions or suggestions for future improvements, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting a note at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 04:20, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

VisualEditor newsletter—March 2014[edit]

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has mostly worked on changes to the template and image dialogs.

The biggest change in the last few weeks was the redesign of the template dialog. The template dialog now opens in a simplified mode that lists parameters and their descriptions. (The complex multi-item transclusion mode can be reached by clicking on "Show options" from inside the simplified template dialog.) Template parameters now have a bigger, auto-sizing input box for easier editing.  With today's update, searching for template parameters will become case-insensitive, and required template parameters will display an asterisk (*) next to their edit boxes. In addition to making it quicker and easier to see everything when you edit typical templates, this work was necessary to prepare for the forthcoming simplified citation dialog. The main priority in the coming weeks is building this new citation dialog, with the ultimate goal of providing autofill features for ISBNs, URLs, DOIs and other quick-fills. This will add a new button on the toolbar, with the citation templates available picked by each wiki's community. Concept drawings can be seen at mw:VisualEditor/Design/Reference Dialog. Please share your ideas about making referencing quick and easy with the designers.

  • The link tool now tells you when you're linking to a disambiguation or redirect page. Pages that exist, but are not indexed by the search engine, are treated like non-existent pages (bug 54361http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=54361).
  • Wikitext warnings will now hide when you remove wikitext from the paragraph you are editing.
  • The character inserter tool in the "Insert" menu has been slightly redesigned, to introduce larger buttons. Your suggestions for more significant changes to the special character inserter are still wanted.
  • The page options menu (three bars, next to the Cancel button) has expanded. You can create and edit redirect pages, set page options like __STATICREDIRECT__, __[NO]INDEX__ and __[NO]NEWEDITSECTION__, and more.  New keyboard shortcuts are listed there, and include undoing the last action, clearing formatting, and showing the shortcut help window. If you switch from VisualEditor to wikitext editing, your edit will now be tagged.
  • It is easier to edit images. There are more options and they are explained better. If you add new images to pages, they will also be default size.  You can now set image sizes to the default, if another size was previously specified. Full support for upright sizing systems, which more readily adapt image sizes to the reader's screen size, is planned.
  • VisualEditor adds fake blank lines so you can put your cursor there. These "slugs" are now smaller than normal blank lines, and are animated to be different from actual blank lines.
  • You can use the Ctrl+Alt+S or  Command+ Option+S shortcuts to open the save window, and you can preview your edit summary when checking your changes in the save window.
  • After community requests, VisualEditor has been deployed to the Interlingual Occidental Wikipedia, the Portuguese Wikibooks, and the French Wikiversity.
  • Any community can ask for custom icons for their language in the character formatting menu (bold, italic, etc.) by making a request on Bugzilla or by contacting Product Manager James Forrester.

The developers apologize for a regression bug with the deployment on 6 March 2014, which caused the incorrect removal of |upright size definitions on a handful of pages on the English Wikipedia, among others. The root cause was fixed, and the broken pages were fixed soon after.

Looking ahead:  Several template dialogs will become more compact. Looking further out, the developers are also working on support for viewing and editing hidden HTML comments. You will be able to see the Table of Contents change live as you edit the page, rather than it being hidden. In-line language setting (dir="rtl") may be offered to a few Wikipedias soon.

If you have questions or suggestions for future improvements, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting a note at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback or by joining the office hours on 19 April 2014 at 2000 UTC. Thank you! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:44, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

VisualEditor newsletter—April 2014[edit]

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has mostly worked on performance improvements, image settings, and preparation for a simplified citation template tool in its own menu.

  • In an oft-requested improvement, VisualEditor now displays red links (links to non-existent pages) in the proper color. Links to sister projects and external URLs are still the same blue as local links.
  • You can now open templates by double-clicking them or by selecting them and pressing  Return.  This also works for references, images, galleries, mathematical equations, and other "nodes".
  • VisualEditor has been disabled for pages that were created as translations of other pages using the Translate extension (common at Meta and MediaWiki.org). If a page has been marked for translation, you will see a warning if you try to edit it using VisualEditor.
  • When you try to edit protected pages with VisualEditor, the full protection notice and most recent log entry are displayed. Blocked users see the standard message for blocked users.
  • The developers fixed a bug that caused links on sub-pages to point to the wrong location.
  • The size-changing controls in the advanced settings section of the media or image dialog were simplified further. VisualEditor's media dialog supports more image display styles, like borderless images.
  • If there is not enough space on your screen to display all of the tabs (for instance, if your browser window is too narrow), the second edit tab will now fold into the drop-down menu (where the "Move" item is currently housed). On the English Wikipedia, this moves the "Edit beta" tab into the menu; on most projects, it moves the "Edit source" tab. This is only enabled in the default Vector skin, not for Monobook users. See this image for an example showing the "Edit source" and "View history" tabs after they moved into the drop-down menu.
  • After community requests, VisualEditor has been deployed as an opt-in feature at Meta and on the French Wikinews.
The drop-down menu is on the right, next to the search box.

Looking ahead:  A new, locally controlled menu of citation templates will put citations immediately in front of users. You will soon be able to see the Table of Contents while editing. Support for upright image sizes (preferred for accessibility) is being developed. In-line language setting (dir="rtl") will be offered as a Beta Feature soon. Looking further out, the developers are also working on support for viewing and editing hidden HTML comments. It will be possible to upload images to Commons from inside VisualEditor.

If you have questions or suggestions for future improvements, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting a note at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback or by joining the office hours on Monday, 19 May 2014 at 18:00 UTC. If you'd like to get this on your own page, subscribe at Wikipedia:VisualEditor#Newsletter for English Wikipedia only or at meta:VisualEditor/Newsletter for any project. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 20:23, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Padiham[edit]

Whatever you may think about Eric, he is obviously a very talented editor. He didn’t remove the content for any reason other than the obvious ones. How many other place articles have a section dedicated to old maps? One or two focused, detailed ones as images with a short description would be OK. While he might have been a little harsh to the people section, the articles need to detail the relationship with Padiham. The text in the Padiham article needs to explain why they are notable here. Owned land, spent a few years here as a child and being involved in a strike are not good enough. Finally there is no point adding see also content unless there is an obvious link. If he doesn’t come back and remove it the chances are that someone else will eventually. If want it to stay, make it better. --Trappedinburnley (talk) 21:41, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Blimey! there are enough bad sites needing work without ripping the guts out of this one in an afternoon when someone is in a bad mood. Improve it yourself - don't just demolish it. How about some constructive suggestions rather than just delete delete delete...... The maps show how Padiham has changed over time: How many other place articles have a section dedicated to old maps? Why not? What's wrong with that? Cj1340 (talk) 22:06, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
As I’m sure you are aware, featured articles such as Pendle witches and Malkin Tower, are those of the highest quality. Unfortunately during the process of getting them there reviewers will look at the links in the article and complain if any have obvious issues. Removing problematic content is the quickest way to solve the problem. You can’t really expect other people to spend days researching and rewriting a dozen articles? Regarding the maps section: A> most of the content seems to be about stuff not in Padiham B> surely the useful content can be accommodated in one of the conventional sections? C> 1st map OK, 2nd map interesting but incomplete, 3rd map pointless, 4th map is far too big.--Trappedinburnley (talk) 20:48, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
I've made some changes, but it needs more time and research before I do more, eg with the people entries. I've deleted the OS map 3 as it's superseded by the current 1:25000 map. This is the latest OS map that is out of copyright. It's a combination of two maps with the cut-off points through Padiham. I don't understand why you think it's 'far too big' - I assume you mean in scope rather than resolution. But the point is that this is the area of relevance for Padiham people and puts Padiham in context of its surroundings. (I was born there.) On the Burnley page there is a panoramic picture of Burnley including Pendle Hill - is that too big? (talk) Cj1340 (talk) 18:35, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
The formerly main page featured picture of Burnley, that doesn’t show the half of town west of the Calder is as tightly-focused as is reasonably possible. Due to high resolution and panoramic nature it would be difficult to use it in any other way. However I wouldn’t recommend the Burnley article as a model of quality, maybe Manchester, Trafford or even Oldham.
If people want to see a map of Padiham and the surrounding area they can click on the coordinate links and be offered a wide choice. The only reason to add maps is to illustrate the changes or boundaries. Read, Simonstone and Ightenhill all have their own articles and obviously that’s where stuff about them should be. That stuff is near Padiham is not justification for its inclusion in the article. Another problem with the section is that the article prose shouldn’t need the image to make sense. Another is that a big chunk of the text is just repeating what is already in the article. The section really has got to go.--Trappedinburnley (talk) 21:03, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

VisualEditor newsletter—May 2014[edit]

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Did you know?

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The cite menu offers quick access to up to five citation templates.  If your wiki has enabled the "Cite" menu, press "Cite" and select the appropriate template from the menu.

Existing citations that use these templates can be edited either using the "Cite" tool or by selecting the reference and choosing the "Basic" item in the "Insert" menu.

Read the user guide for more information.

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has mostly worked on the new citation tool, improving performance, reducing technical debt, and other infrastructure needs.

The biggest change in the last few weeks is the new citation template menu, labeled "Cite". The new citation menu offers a locally configurable list of citation templates on the main toolbar. It adds or opens references using the simplified template dialog that was deployed last month. This tool is in addition to the "Basic" item in the "Insert" menu, and it is not displayed unless it has been configured for that wiki. To enable this tool on your wiki, see the instructions at VisualEditor/Citation tool.

Eventually, the VisualEditor team plans to add autofill features for these citations. When this long-awaited feature is created, you could add an ISBN, URL, DOI or other identifier to the citation tool, and VisualEditor would automatically fill in as much information for that source as possible. The concept drawings can be seen at mw:VisualEditor/Design/Reference Dialog, and your ideas about making referencing quick and easy are still wanted.

  • There is a new Beta Feature for setting content language and direction.  This allows editors who have opted in to use the "Language" tool in the "Insert" menu to add HTML span tags that label text with the language and as being left-to-right (LTR) or right-to-left (RTL), like this:  <span lang="en" dir="ltr">English</span>. This tool is most useful for pages whose text combines multiple languages with different directions, common on Right-to-Left wikis.
  • The tool for editing mathematics formulae in VisualEditor has been slightly updated and is now available to all users, as the "Formula" item in the "Insert" menu. It uses LaTeX like in the wikitext editor.
  • The layout of template dialogs has been changed, putting the label above the field.  Parameters are now called "fields", to avoid a technical term that many editors are unfamiliar with.
  • TemplateData has been expanded:  You can now add "suggested" parameters in TemplateData, and VisualEditor will display them in the template dialogs like required ones.  "Suggested" is recommended for parameters that are commonly used, but not actually required to make the template work.  There is also a new type for TemplateData parameters: wiki-file-name, for file names.  The template tool can now tell you if a parameter is marked as being obsolete.
  • Some templates that previously displayed strangely due to absolute CSS positioning hacks should now display correctly.
  • Several messages have changed: The notices shown when you save a page have been merged into those used in the wikitext editor, for consistency.  The message shown when you "<visualeditor-toolbar-cancel>" out of an edit is clearer. The beta dialog notice, which is shown the first time you open VisualEditor, will be hidden for logged-in users via a user preference rather than a cookie.  As a result of this change, the beta notice will show up one last time for all logged-in users on their next VisualEditor use after Thursday's upgrade.
  • Adding a category that is a redirect to another category prompts you to add the target category instead of the redirect.
  • In the "Media" dialog, it is no longer possible to set a redundant border for thumbnail and framed images.
  • There is a new Template Documentation Editor for TemplateData.  You can test it by editing a documentation subpage (not a template page) at Mediawiki.org: edit mw:Template:Sandbox/doc, and then click "Manage template documentation" above the wikitext edit box.  If your community would like to use this TemplateData editor at your project, please contact product manager James Forrester or file an enhancement request in Bugzilla.
  • There have been multiple small changes to the appearance:  External links are shown in the same light blue color as in MediaWiki.  This is a lighter shade of blue than the internal links.  The styling of the "Style text" (character formatting) drop-down menu has been synchronized with the recent font changes to the Vector skin.  VisualEditor dialogs, such as the "Save page" dialog, now use a "loading" animation of moving lines, rather than animated GIF images.  Other changes were made to the appearance upon opening a page in VisualEditor which should make the transition between reading and editing be smoother.
  • The developers merged in many minor fixes and improvements to MediaWiki interface integration (e.g., edit notices), and made VisualEditor handle Education Program pages better.
  • At the request of the community, VisualEditor has been deployed to Commons as an opt-in. It is currently available by default for 161 Wikipedia language editions and by opt-in through Beta Features at all others, as well as on several non-Wikipedia sites.

Looking ahead:  The toolbar from the PageTriage extension will no longer be visible inside VisualEditor. More buttons and icons will be accessible from the keyboard.  The "Keyboard shortcuts" link will be moved out of the "Page options" menu, into the "Help" menu. Support for upright image sizes (preferred for accessibility) and inline images is being developed. You will be able to see the Table of Contents while editing. Looking further out, the developers are also working on support for viewing and editing hidden HTML comments. VisualEditor will be available to all users on mobile devices and tablet computers. It will be possible to upload images to Commons from inside VisualEditor.

If you have questions or suggestions for future improvements, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting a note at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback or by joining the office hours on Thursday, 19 June 2014 at 10:00 UTC. If you'd like to get this newsletter on your own page (about once a month), please subscribe at w:en:Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Newsletter for English Wikipedia only or at meta:VisualEditor/Newsletter for any project. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 22:16, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

VisualEditor global newsletter—June 2014[edit]

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The character formatting menu

Did you know?

The character formatting menu, or "Style text" menu lets you set bold, italic, and other text styles. "Clear formatting" removes all text styles and removes links to other pages.

Do you think that clear formatting should remove links? Are there changes you would like to see for this menu? Share your opinion at MediaWiki.org.

The user guide has information about how to use VisualEditor.

The VisualEditor team is mostly working to fix bugs, improve performance, reduce technical debt, and other infrastructure needs. You can find on Mediawiki.org weekly updates detailing recent work.

  • They have moved the "Keyboard shortcuts" link out of the "Page options" menu, into the "Help" menu. Within dialog boxes, buttons are now more accessible (via the Tab key) from the keyboard.
  • You can now see the target of the link when you click on it, without having to open the inspector.
  • The team also expanded TemplateData: You can now add a parameter type  "date" for dates and times in the ISO 8601 format, and  "boolean" for values which are true or false. Also, templates that redirect to other templates (like {{citeweb}}{{cite web}}) now get the TemplateData of their target (bug 50964). You can test TemplateData by editing mw:Template:Sandbox/doc.
  • Category: and File: pages now display their contents correctly after saving an edit (bug 65349, bug 64239)
  • They have also improved reference editing: You should no longer be able to add empty citations with VisualEditor (bug 64715), as with references. When you edit a reference, you can now empty it and click the "use an existing reference" button to replace it with another reference instead. 
  • It is now possible to edit inline images with VisualEditor. Remember that inline images cannot display captions, so existing captions get removed. Many other bugs related to images were also fixed.
  • You can now add and edit {{DISPLAYTITLE}} and __DISAMBIG__ in the "Page options" menu, rounding out the full set of page options currently planned.
  • The tool to insert special characters is now wider and simpler.

Looking ahead[edit]

The VisualEditor team has posted a draft of their goals for the next fiscal year. You can read them and suggest changes on MediaWiki.org.

The team posts details about planned work on VisualEditor's roadmap. You will soon be able to drag-and-drop text as well as images. If you drag an image to a new place, it won't let you place it in the middle of a paragraph. All dialog boxes and windows will be simplified based on user testing and feedback. The VisualEditor team plans to add autofill features for citations. Your ideas about making referencing quick and easy are still wanted. Support for upright image sizes is being developed. The designers are also working on support for viewing and editing hidden HTML comments and adding rows and columns to tables.

Supporting your wiki[edit]

Please read VisualEditor/Citation tool for information on configuring the new citation template menu, labeled "Cite". This menu will not appear unless it has been configured on your wiki.

If you speak a language other than English, we need your help with translating the user guide. The guide is out of date or incomplete for many languages, and what's on your wiki may not be the most recent translation. Please contact me if you need help getting started with translation work on MediaWiki.org.

VisualEditor can be made available to most non-Wikipedia projects. If your community would like to test VisualEditor, please contact product manager James Forrester or file an enhancement request in Bugzilla.

Please share your questions, suggestions, or problems by posting a note at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback or by joining the office hours on Saturday, 19 July 2014 at 21:00 UTC (daytime for the Americas and Pacific Islands) or on Thursday, 14 August 2014 at 9:00 UTC (daytime for Europe, Middle East, Asia).

To change your subscription to this newsletter, please see the subscription pages on Meta or the English Wikipedia. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 04:59, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

FAAM aircraft picture[edit]

I removed your Cranfield picture of the FAAM aircraft only because the quality is very low and, in my opinion, nowhere near OK for Wikipedia. I believe Wikipedia should have the best pictures so when I got a better one last Monday at Fairford departures day I naturally put it on and removed yours. However, to avoid a revert war, I suggest we have both. [I have just noticed that's what you have done. Thanks] - Arpingstone (talk) 07:55, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

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Kath Pinnock[edit]

Would you be able to look up Kath Pinnock in Who's Who in the Liberal Democrats. I see you are using it to expand Julie Smith (academic). Thanks a lot. Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk 13:26, 8 August 2014 (UTC) Cj1340 (talk) 13:38, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Strange, but she'll be there next year I suppose. Thanks for the link. Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk 13:51, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
Here's some more data on the LD peers. Feel free to use it, though it is not from a neutral source - I have decided to keep out of it. There isn't much in the way of hard facts for proper biogs here I feel: [BEGINS] Chris Fox

A member of the Liberal party at the age of 16, Chris was the founder chair of the North Herefordshire Young Liberals working in Roger Pincham's team during the second election campaign that year. In 1994 Chris was elected councillor for Feltham South and went on to fight the new Windsor parliamentary seat for the 1997 General Election. Chris joined the staff of the Liberal Democrats in February 2009 as Director of Policy and Communications and became interim Chief Executive in July 2009. Up to the General Election he led the administration of the party based in Cowley Street London. After the election in May 2010 he was appointed to Chief Executive, a role he held until December 2011. Dave Goddard Dave was born in Stockport and has lived and worked there all his life. He spent 25 years with British Gas starting as an apprentice service engineer at the age of seventeen. First elected to Stockport Council in 1990 a position held for twenty two consecutive years. After a number of executive positions he was elected Leader of Stockport Council in May 2007. Dave was one of the four leaders of Greater Manchester that made the successful presentation to government to obtain the City deal, a billion pound investment in the Greater Manchester region. Barbara Janke Barbara joined the Liberal Party in 1978 and volunteered and worked for the party around the country until 1986 when Barbara won a seat on the council in the London borough of Kingston and became vice-chair of the policy and resources committee. In 1987 she became the party's lead on the education committee and, in 1988, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrat group. Barbara was Liberal Democrat leader of Bristol City Council for much of the period between 2003 and 2012. Since Bristol elected its first Mayor in November 2012, Barbara has been a member of his cabinet as executive member for care and health. Kath Pinnock Kath has been a member of Liberal Party and then the Liberal Democrats for 40 years. She was first elected as councillor for the Cleckheaton ward of Kirklees Met Council in 1987 and has been re-elected every time since. She was the first Liberal/Liberal Democrat ever to be elected for the town. She was Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Kirklees council from 1991 to 2014 and the Leader of Kirklees council, as the first woman and first Liberal Democrat from 2000 to 2006. Kath has been a member of ALDC and Chair of ALDC from 2008 to 2012 and she is currently one of the vice chairs. Paul Scriven Paul was born in 1966 in Huddersfield and for most of his life has lived in the north and Yorkshire. Paul represented the Broomhill Ward in the City of Sheffield, from 2000 as a Councillor and did so until May 2012. He was elected as Leader of the Sheffield Liberal Democrat councillors in 2002. He became the Leader of the Council in 2008 a position he held until 2011. During his time as Leader of the Council Paul was awarded LeaDeR award at European level for his Liberal achievement in local government. Julie Smith Having first become involved in politics at the age of 12, campaigning for Shirley Williams in her native Crosby, Julie has been actively engaged in the Lib Dems ever since. She is currently a Vice-Chair of the Liberal Democrats' Federal Policy Committee and serves the General Election manifesto working group. She has served on numerous policy working groups particularly focusing on European and Defence matters She chaired the Party's working group on Security in 2007-08 and the Defence working group in 2012-13. Julie represents Newnham ward on Cambridge City Councillor where she served two terms as Executive Councillor, for Arts and Recreation from 2006 until 2010 and as portfolio-holder for Customer Services and Resources from 2012 to 2014. [ENDS]

VisualEditor newsletter—July and August 2014[edit]

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The VisualEditor team is currently working mostly to fix bugs, improve performance, reduce technical debt, and other infrastructure needs. You can find on Mediawiki.org weekly updates detailing recent work.

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Dialog boxes in VisualEditor have been re-designed to use action words instead of icons. This has increased the number of items that need to be translated. The user guide is also being updated.

The biggest visible change since the last newsletter was to the dialog boxes. The design for each dialog box and window was simplified. The most commonly needed buttons are now at the top. Based on user feedback, the buttons are now labeled with simple words (like "Cancel" or "Done") instead of potentially confusing icons (like "<" or "X"). Many of the buttons to edit links, images, and other items now also show the linked page, image name, or other useful information when you click on them.

  • Hidden HTML comments (notes visible to editors, but not to readers) can now be read, edited, inserted, and removed. A small icon (a white exclamation mark on a dot) marks the location of each comments. You can click on the icon to see the comment.
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  • All references and footnotes (<ref> tags) are now made through the "Cite" menu, including the "Basic" (manual formatting) footnotes and the ability to re-use an existing citation, both of which were previously accessible only through the "Insert" menu. The "References list" is still added via the "Insert" menu.
  • When you add an image or other media file, you are now prompted to add an image caption immediately. You can also replace an image whilst keeping the original caption and other settings.
  • All tablet users visiting the mobile web version of Wikipedias will be able to opt-in to a version of VisualEditor from 14 August. You can test the new tool by choosing the beta version of the mobile view in the Settings menu.
  • The link tool has a new "Open" button that will open a linked page in another tab so you can make sure a link is the right one.
  • The "Cancel" button in the toolbar has been removed based on user testing. To cancel any edit, you can leave the page by clicking the Read tab, the back button in your browser, or closing the browser window without saving your changes.

Looking ahead[edit]

The team posts details about planned work on the VisualEditor roadmap. The VisualEditor team plans to add auto-fill features for citations soon. Your ideas about making referencing quick and easy are still wanted. Support for upright image sizes is being developed. The designers are also working on support for adding rows and columns to tables. Work to support Internet Explorer is ongoing.

Feedback opportunities[edit]

The Editing team will be making two presentations this weekend at Wikimania in London. The first is with product manager James Forrester and developer Trevor Parscal on Saturday at 16:30. The second is with developers Roan Kattouw and Trevor Parscal on Sunday at 12:30.

Please share your questions, suggestions, or problems by posting a note at the VisualEditor feedback page or by joining the office hours discussion on Thursday, 14 August 2014 at 09:00 UTC (daytime for Europe, Middle East and Asia) or on Thursday, 18 September 2014 at 16:00 UTC (daytime for the Americas; evening for Europe).

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Ian Mikardo[edit]

Hi thanks for doing so much on the article on Ian Mikardo. My computer crashed and I've had no access for several days. I just logged back in intending to tackle the section of the article I'd been putting off till last, only to find you'd already sort it it out! Thank a lot! Mccapra (talk) 09:24, 24 August 2014 (UTC):: Thanks! The last bit re the Belgrano was tricky Cj1340 (talk) 09:40, 24 August 2014 (UTC)