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Dutchman (flying)[edit]

Much discussed on the talk page and a move request to Der fliegende Holländer has failed in the past but feel free to start a new move request. Also, do you seriously want to include both in the title? That's a really bad idea. --regentspark (comment) 17:50, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Flying Dutchman[edit]

Perhaps you didn't notice that a massive recent move request closed as "no consensus" - or do you just not care? [[Talk:Der_fliegende_HollC3%A4nder_The_Flying_Dutchman_%28opera%29#Move_request]] i suggest you move it back. Johnbod (talk) 17:51, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Missed it. But the German version is more correct. Dr. Dan (talk) 18:06, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
It was massive, one - Michael Bednarek - switched from oppose to support, based on reading The Grove, which has the German title, naturally. - Elsewhere in Classical music was said that we should not invent titles but take them from standard sources. - I guess another move request in a while might be successful, on those premises. - Thanks for trying, but boldness on TFA day is not well received, remember Solti - or did you miss that also? - By the way, the German Wikipedia has "Der Fliegende Holländer", - I inquired why, guess who answered ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:33, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Wagner didn't compose The Flying Dutchman, he composed "Der Fliegende Holländer." I know you are very well aware of that. Wikipedia is full of many illogical inconsistencies. Often this is done under the guise of "keeping the English Wikipedia, English". So then, La Boheme should therefore be called what? "The Bohemian" or maybe "The Gypsy Woman"? Then there is the "geographical" maelstrom. Even worse than those issues dealing with the arts. Dr. Dan (talk) 17:23, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Marie Curie[edit]

Hello, sorry to bother you but I am leaving a message because I have seen that you have been previously involved in discussions with user Nihil novi, that are quite similar to the one I am currently having on the Marie Curie talk page. Basically, this is again a silly issue with the lead sentence of the article, with a few editors that seem to be very protective of anyone somehow Polish being called by anything else that only "Polish" in the lead sentence. I do think my views on the issue are the one reflecting the established Wikipedia practice. But since I am currently alone supporting them, it is quite time-consuming for me. So, if you had time to have a look at the discussion on the Marie Curie talk page, that would be interesting :-) Tokidokix (talk) 03:35, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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precise reduction
Thank you for quality contributions, based on historic knowledge and language skills, to articles about people, places, music, wording with precision and reducing excess with a focus on content and accuracy, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (30 April 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:02, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 439th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:09, 29 March 2014 (UTC)