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SEPTA Regional Rail Bridge = PA Railroad Bridge???[edit]

An 1886 map has a railroad bridge at the site of the current SEPTA Regional Rail Bridge. The bridge has the label Penna RR Bridge. Though the original bridge led to a high level grade and the current rails descend to below ground, this might suggest a much older name than SEPTA et al. Map – Plate 1 of JL Smith's Philadelphia 1886 West, Wards 24 and 27 – is on-line at http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/83014/Plate+001/Philadelphia+1886+West+-+Wards+24+and+27/Pennsylvania/ Bridge is in lower-left corner. EdK (talk)

Breaks on your user page[edit]

I noticed you have a lot of html breaks on your user page. One good alternative is to use {{break}} It has a parameter so you can do multiple line breaks like {{break|20}} Ryan Vesey Review me! 01:15, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

Ah, good idea, good to implement tomorrow! --DThomsen8 (talk) 01:17, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

this is a test!![edit]

I'm taking you up on practicing on contacting you!! I only just now saw YOUR reply to me at the bottom of my page; I suppose I didn't scroll down far enough before and did not even know there was a reply. At any rate, this is pretty cool. Sad that so few have ever responded to your welcome greeting, but don't get me started on the general demise of etiquette and good manners to which I've been witness in my lifetime!!

Be that as it may, what led me to this particular point tonight is that I am watching "Hotel Rwanda" and, of course, had to pull it up on Wikipedia to read about the movie. I noticed another error that is beyond my knowledge-base to figure out how to correct. If you go to the webpage and scroll down to "Cast", you will notice there is nothing there. Scroll almost to the bottom of the page and you will see the cast listed after the soundtrack. OK, now here is the weird part. I went into "edit" thinking that I'd just cut and paste the cast listing where it belonged, but in the edit section, the cast list appears where it SHOULD, under the heading of "Cast". Yep, I'm baffled and mystified. I checked it a few times, back and forth, just to make sure I wasn't seeing things, which has been known to happen............so, like I said, I don't know how to fix this AT ALL!!! Yet, I'm obviously nerdy enough to let it bother me to the point where I found your reply, and here we are.

Thank you again for your time and your "ear" out there. I unabashadly admit that this is my idea of fun! I've always loved language and enjoy proofing and editing, so finding that I can indulge myself on Wikipedia has been a blast!!

Thank you again!!

(Can we sign our first name or is that a no-no? I did as a matter of reflex but then deleted it and replaced it with this question. I don't know if that's allowed or not...)Johngalt288 (talk) 05:38, 4 January 2012 (UTC)johngalt2788

You are quite welcome! Take a look at the "toolbox" on the left of this page, and you will see that you can send me an email. You can set yourself up for emails if you like, just go to "preferences" at the top and look around at the choices there. Hotel Rwanda (with link) is the best way to mention an article. I will take a look later and maybe make a fix. If you enjoy copyediting, look at Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors. You should be fairly experienced before joining, but I think you would like the drives they (and I!) do. --DThomsen8 (talk) 13:44, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
By the way, I knew without looking it up who John Galt is. --DThomsen8 (talk) 13:44, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Edward Kemeys's "Lincoln"?[edit]

Not this one!

I wondering if you know this statue [3] I take "East River Road" to mean Kelly Drive - although there is a 2 block stretch still named East River Drive where the sculpture ain't. It also is not the Rogers sculpture of Lincoln just north of Philly Museum of Art.

I can't find any other reference to it - though the SIRIS database is supposed to be authoritative. Any help appreciated. BTW List of public art in Philadelphia is coming along. Smallbones (talk) 05:09, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

I have written to Jennifer Richards of the Fairmount Park Art Association about your question, and copied you on the email. They have an excellent database of public art throughout the city, not just in the parks, and she is likely to respond fairly soon. Jennifer has spoken to the civic association several times.
I see you are doing good work on the list of public art in Philadelphia. There are plenty more art works to be added, maybe in the thousands, so it will be a long time before it is done.--DThomsen8 (talk) 15:07, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
Got the e-mail copy, but haven't heard from Jennifer yet. 200 before spring! Smallbones (talk) 02:24, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

GLAM/Delaware Art Museum[edit]

"including" near the top, 2 cases of double *'s, looks ok now? See similar list at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, maybe I can get numbers (from the museum) like they do? I'd include it now if the pix line up in the whole article ok. Otherwise I'd wait until I get more text up front. Thanks. Smallbones (talk) 15:35, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Yes, looks better with your changes. If you ask the museum for numbers, see if you can get a picture for the final subsection. --DThomsen8 (talk) 15:43, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
Don't think modern section pic will be possible because of copyright restrictions Smallbones (talk) 15:34, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I agree that both the file and a permission from the museum would be required, but I know it can be done. Let me check, but I suspect some of these artists have WikiPedia or WikiMedia Commons images already. See Wikipedia:Volunteer Response Team for how the copyright permissions are handled. When could we go ahead with using my draft instead of the live article section?--DThomsen8 (talk) 15:42, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

OK, I expanded the article a bit and put in your new Collections section. Actually, the problem on copyrights is not so much the museum as it is the creators (who generally own the copyright). I think with paintings (other than those of John Sloan, which might have copyrights controlled by the museum) it will be impossible. But sculptures are a bit different - there are 2 at the museum that I can document the dates (have to be pre-1978) for sure (one early 20th century, one post WWII). I'd need to personally see that there is no visible copyright notice on them, and take the photo myself (2D rules don't apply). When I go down myself, I'll have to take 4 books back, so I might delay!. Smallbones (talk) 17:57, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

P.S. See Found (Rossetti) which got almost 20k page views over 2 days via DYK, The Flower Book (Edward Burne-Jones), which is up for a DYK, and I'm going to shoot for another Love's Messenger painting by Marie Spartali Stillman, if I can get it ready in time for Valentine's Day. Smallbones (talk) 17:57, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
While I think the new Collections section is much better, there is a contrary opinion from LoriLee (link will be added later).--DThomsen8 (talk) 21:20, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
Beyond that, check out [[4]] , the German Wikipedia article on the Delaware Art Museum, which includes images and information not in the English article. --DThomsen8 (talk) 21:20, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
I got a note from LL - she is entitled to her opinion like anybody else. The German, after a double translation, could be a copyright violation. The extra pix I don't like. What extra info there would you include? Would you like to put in something about expositions - from their website? Smallbones (talk) 21:29, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Am writing some e-mails today. This book might be interesting: http://books.google.com/books?id=olkpWeH-5U4C Smallbones (talk) 16:15, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Delinking cities?[edit]

Hi! I noticed here and here that you delinked the cities as a "typo". Is there a new consensus not to link cities? I may have missed it - but it seemed surprising to me that a wikilinked city is a "typo". Thanks StarM 00:15, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

No, not a typo, although I was mainly running WP:AWB to correct typographical errors and to make various other technical corrections to articles. In general, city names should only be linked once in an article. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Linking and especially the section on overlinking. --DThomsen8 (talk) 00:46, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
Also, notice that in both instances you cited, the city name is linked in the infobox. --DThomsen8 (talk) 00:49, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
thanks, didn't realize linking in the infobox trumped the text since most of the info there is repeated anyway. Will be mindful going forward StarM 02:23, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
Many articles have the link in both places, and some far more than that. The absurd links are the many links to USA following the city and state. --DThomsen8 (talk) 02:31, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
Haven't seen that as much. My favorite was one museum article that had every instance of "museum" wikilinked. I'm pretty sure my head exploded even before someone edit warred with me to retain all of them StarM 05:21, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
Note that the guideline you cite specifically says that links may be repeated in infoboxes and captions. I find it annoying to have to go look in the infobox when a small town is not linked at its natural first occurrence, like Mayfield in Oliver Rice House. Hqb (talk) 12:18, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

PASpeakers[edit]

thank you for your question. the "•" delimiters are now deprecated in favour of using WP:HLIST. basically, by adding either '| listclass = hlist' or '| bodyclass = hlist' to a navbox, the '*' list syntax is formatted as a flat list by your browser (courtesy of some stuff in MediaWiki:common.css). This allows visually impaired users to read the navbox as a list, rather than having the screen reader read a bunch of 'dots'. there are scripts to assist with the conversion, which is what I was using when I converted that navigation box. in the future, you can add a new entry by just adding a new line starting with an asterisk. let me know if you have questions. thank you. Frietjes (talk) 15:51, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Maxfield Parrish[edit]

Thanks for catching my typo; I really shouldn't edit on my iPad late at night.

In Commons, Creator templates like Commons:Creator:Maxfield Parrish are used to populate the "author" parameter of Information templates or the artist parameter of Artwork templates. The Creator template contains biographical information about the artist and automatically collapses when used inside one of the other templates. The Creator template translates the information on nationality, occupation, and other values into multiple languages according to the reader's language preference. You can also add parameters like "school of", "after, "attributed to", etc. Full documentation here: Commons:Template:Creator.

If we're adding or cleaning up image collections in Commons as part of a GLAM project, then I like to see Information templates upgraded to Artwork templates which have fields for accession numbers, credit lines, and the like, and these should have Creator templates for represented artists, an Institution template for the Museum, and Size and Technique templates, all of which help make the content accessible in multiple languages.

Thanks for the link to the Tiffany panel; I had no idea about Steve Wynn wanting to move it to Las Vegas! - PKM (talk) 02:48, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for the Creator template explanation. They seem like the right approach for artists with images of several works of art.
The Dream Garden fight was a more complicated story than you have there, but we Philadelphians didn't let him do it. Same thing, basically, with The Gross Clinic painting. --DThomsen8 (talk) 02:55, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Recent assessments[edit]

Thank you for taking the time to clear out the lingering un-assessed articles for WP:UNI. However, you rated all four as start class, and I am wondering why you rate North Pacific College, Ford Hall (Willamette University), and Prewitt–Allen Archaeological Museum as start class? While certainly not GA (and obviously you can't assess it as such without the formal process), but I thought each was at least a C class, if not B class based on the UNI criteria. Start class is for fairly incomplete article, so what more needs to be added to get above Start? Thank you. Aboutmovies (talk) 06:40, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

You are right, these articles are at least class=C, and I have changed my too hasty assessments for all three articles. I leave it to others to decide if it should be higher classes. --DThomsen8 (talk) 13:29, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for your reconsideration. Aboutmovies (talk) 05:19, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

GOCE word counts[edit]

Hi. I'm just checking through the drive page and found that your word counts add up to a different number than you've stated for the total. But (fascinated with a 5-word count) I took a look at Flag Day (disambiguation) and realised you only counted what DrPDA would have spotted. The list would have added another 249 to that count. So I don't want to do a "correction" that is wrong. What's the right thing here? --Stfg (talk) 10:02, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

The right thing is to add up what I have entered: 151 + 25 + 11 + 607 + 5 + 385 + 20 + 620 + 333 + 303 + 836 + 76 + 591 = 3,963, and then add 2123 rollover, making 6086. The numbers I have entered are those that "Page size" in the menu provide. Lists and disambiguation pages are mostly entries with *, which are not counted by "Page size" in the word count. You are right, my total was wrong, but I am content with the 5, and 11, and 20, and 25 counts. I have corrected my total. Please explain to me how you make the page of 5 have a count of 249, but I don't care if I am a bit low on my total. --DThomsen8 (talk) 12:44, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks very much. I made it 254 (249 extra) by copying into a word processor and using its word count. I do that (several of us do), not for raw lists of names and suchlike that don't require copy editing, but for lists of prose entries that do, like the one in that page. The entry in the total-words field should be just the total for articles; we add in the rollover before giving out the barnstars. This is needed for the large counts because leaderboard entries only consider words done in the current drive, and for consistency otherwise. I'll make that change now. Your barnstar and rollover to May are calculated from the 6086 figure, of course. Regards, --Stfg (talk) 13:06, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
I did not know that the total was before the rollover number was added, even though I have participated in several earlier drives. Well, if you are going to increase the Flag Day count, would List of alternate history fiction be increased way beyond 11? What about 25 words for List of local governments in the United Kingdom?--DThomsen8 (talk) 13:16, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
Yes, you were an well-known member of GOCE before I ever arrived. I think I'd have done the same as you did in both those cases. There's a lot of prose in List of alternate history fiction, possibly over 7000 words, but as there was only the one typo I think you did the respectable thing there. In List of local governments in the United Kingdom there's not much prose. You did what the article needed, and I certainly wouldn't nickel-and-dime you if you felt a bit more credit was due, but once again I think I'd have done the same. What definitely has to be said is THANK YOU for being willing to look at such articles even though the amount of credit you were expecting for them was so small. I'm going to go and change the count for Flag Day (disambiguation) now, but will leave the other two to your discretion. Best regards, Simon. --Stfg (talk) 16:07, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
We agree entirely, Simon. I only asked because I like to understand how any process works, and not because I want any more credit. There is a small ulterior motive to doing lists and other very short articles, it can boost the number of articles done, and improve the overall statistics. This month I was not quick enough to get on the leader board by the number of articles, let alone word count, but some drives I have a list of targets organized for the first few days, and go flying into it, only to slow down later. I was also looking over a long article, but I finally decided it was too hard for this month. I do some things for every article I do copy editing on that is not strictly required, especially I make sure the talk page has the appropriate templates, and if it has comments without a heading, I put in a ==Comment== section head. I also try to fix orphan status, too. Now April is here, I have a month off from copy editing, but I do other systematic work, trying to get all Delaware articles to have templates, and trying to get the Category:All unreviewed new articles number down carefully, adding tags for deficiencies that I don't correct and talk page templates. Maybe you might like to do a few of those? --DThomsen8 (talk) 18:15, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:GLAM/Philadelphia Museum of Art[edit]

They've requested some help, so I started the project page and signed you up. Of course feel free to remove yourself if you'd like. Smallbones (talk) 17:10, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Just tell me how I can help. I have not been able to find enough information about their two big donors to do an article. Maybe they can help with that. --DThomsen8 (talk) 21:39, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Think "Philly," like Philly Cheese Steak - this is about the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Some suggestions: set up articles, importance, and ratings, as well as the table like you did at DAM. Maybe check the articles of the adjacent areas Eaton Oval, Franklin Parkway, Waterworks, etc. for anything obviously missing or messed up. And, of course, put on your art critic's cap - i.e. quote the heck out of some art books. Can we get rid of Rocky and his steps? Smallbones (talk) 00:50, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
Rocky and the steps are forever connected with the Art Museum, and should be part of the article. I have a whole book on the steps, with photos of visitors from all over the world who came to see the statue and run or walk up the steps. I have too much going on to do much on the PMA before summer. Leave me signed up, but don't expect much. --DThomsen8 (talk) 12:23, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Barnstar for May 2012 GOCE drive[edit]

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GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive[edit]

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Richmond Fire Department[edit]

Hi, you may want to take another look at Richmond Fire Department as I have began rescuing it and now it has independent sources including some unambiguous in depth coverage of one of the many environmental catastrophes that occur in Richmond and that this department in particular is notorious for dealing with. I have found more sources and will be adding them, thanks for giving it a second look and if you have any input or could help expand, copyedit, or trim the article in any way please be my guest. Thank you. -Troy.LuciferWildCat (talk) 02:38, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi![edit]

Hi Dthomsen8, we just spoke about image uploading and Wikimedia Commons in the dining room at the pre-Wikimania hackathon. I just wanted to leave a quick note here so we've got each other's contact information. Cheers, Emw (talk) 14:10, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Template etherpad[edit]

Here you go: http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/templates and thank you for the hat! Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:11, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

GOCE July drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 45 people who signed up this drive, 31 have copy-edited at least one article. Lfstevens continues to carry most of the weight, having edited 360 articles and over a quarter of a million words already. Thanks to all who have participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, will be available early in August here.

Progress report: We are once again very close to achieving in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog. Only 35 such articles remain at press time. The total backlog currently sits at under 2400 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We are just two articles away from completing all requests made before July 2012 (both are in progress).

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Nice meeting you at wikimania[edit]

Hi there, I finally wrote this blog post about you. Hope you like it! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lansey (talkcontribs) 17:44, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

GOCE July 2012 drive barnstars![edit]

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For copy editing more than 20,000 words in the July 2012 drive, I hereby award you the Tireless Contributor Barnstar. Your efforts are greatly appreciated! —Torchiest talkedits 02:53, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
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For completing one 5k article in the July 2012 drive, you have earned the GOCE Silver Star Award. Nice work! —Torchiest talkedits 02:53, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Your great idea :)[edit]

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For getting the ball rolling to improve photographic coverage of Guyana Loriski (talk) 17:03, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

p.s. have replied to your message on my talkpage :)

A(nother) Barnstar for you[edit]

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For all your hard work in getting WikiProject Guyana going again. Thank you! Lorelei (talk) 14:48, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

UPenn[edit]

I used AWB to gather a list of articles missing the WikiProject University of Pennsylvania tag from Category:University of Pennsylvania and it's subcats. The list includes alumni of UPenn. Should they get the tag, or should I filter them out of the list. Once I'm done, I'll put in a bot request to tag all of the articles if there are a lot. Ryan Vesey 15:14, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Feel free to move this to the WikiProject page if you think it should be there. Ryan Vesey 15:15, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
Good work! Go ahead and tag them all. I see your good work elsewhere, too. Penn may have more entries than Penn State or Pitt when you are done. --DThomsen8 (talk) 15:19, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I'll quick notify the other members to see if there's any opposition and put in the bot request within the next few days. There are 2381 pages I'd tag. I'll post the list in a sandbox. It's amazing some of the things that we missed (like The Daily Pennsylvanian). It's been a long time since I've done any work on those articles (and will still be a long time outside of the tagging. I've currently got a list of 9,000 some Olympics articles that need to be checked and/or improved to include results. Plus I'm working on a couple of ship articles. Ryan Vesey 15:23, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
Go for it! I don't expect any opposition, but it is wise to be cautious. --DThomsen8 (talk) 15:27, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
There were some duplicates that I removed. See User:Ryan Vesey/University of Pennsylvania for the full list. Ryan Vesey 15:28, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
I just thought I'd let you know that I started a BRFA at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/Ryan Vesey Bot 3Ryan Vesey 00:00, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Guyana Sources...[edit]

Hiya! Mike Christie has very kindly given us a list of online sources, and a list of books he has that WikiProject GY members could contact him about if they would like him to look something up in them (see my talkpage for more info)... I have added them to the sources list you made on the talkpage. It made me realise too that I should make a similar list of books I have available, so I will do this in the next day or two. As we've got a decent list of sources now, I wondered if we should perhaps add these to the main page of the project so they're more easily visible and accessible? Lorelei (talk) 01:12, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

I've had a go at doing something about this... I've drafted a WikiProject Guyana/Projects and Resources Page here. If you have the time, perhaps you could look it over quickly, and see if you think it's okay? If so, I'll move it into Wikipedia and then add a link from the main project page... Lorelei (talk) 13:49, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
We did parallel work without knowing what the other was doing. Please see the Guyana project page for the addition I made, based on the Wikipedia:WikiProject Pennsylvania#Divisions section. This uses two templates found in many project pages, so it is important to do things a standard way. What you have is much longer, but much of it can be inserted into what I created. Take a look. --DThomsen8 (talk) 21:33, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
Oh, this is great - thank you :) Is there a standard place/form for including a 'sources' section? I saw the Pennsylvania project had an image sources section at the bottom of the page; would it work okay to do the same with our list of sources? Lorelei (talk) 21:58, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
I will work on the project page on Thursday, integrating what you have created with the framework I borrowed from the Pennsylvania project. I am not sure where to put the sources, perhaps on a secondary page attached to the project page. However, we must remember WP:BB is a Wikipedia principle. --DThomsen8 (talk) 01:29, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
That would be wonderful - thank you :) I noticed that WikiProject African Diaspora has a similar list of sources, which they put at the bottom of the page ... Lorelei (talk) 09:32, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

I've only just noticed...[edit]

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For your incredible work in getting the number of Unassessed Guyana Articles down to 0 (amazing!) and for all this reviewing work that you've been doing over the last few days. Thank you! Lorelei (talk) 13:42, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Help or advice on an art-related article?[edit]

Hi Dthomsen8, a Wiki-knowledgable friend recommended contacting editors who had contributed to art collective or art-related pages on Wikipedia in the past to ask for help with my problem. I see from your history that includes you. I'm trying to create a page for the Good/Bad Art Collective which existed in Denton, Texas from 1993-2001, see my efforts here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Good/Bad_Art_Collective It keeps getting rejected. Originally I thought it was too long (at first I listed the collective's major works, and member's names) but then it just seem to boil down to not having "cited sources related to the collective itself" But I don't understand how articles by art reviewers in The Dallas Observer newspaper, The Houston Chronicle and The Village Voice are related to the collective… they are reviews of their work. The collective existed for 8 years, had over 200 members and created 150 works and instillations. And, several ex-members have gone onto become famous artists. Plus, I have no relation to Good/Bad and am not or ever was a member. My friend (who used to edit on Wikipedia a lot, mainly the Judy Garland page, but hasn't in a year) suggested contacting someone with a bit more knowledge about art scenes. Looking at the history he thinks it's being rejected by people sticking too-close to Wikipedia rules and current issues, and can't see its relevance beyond that. Just a hunch? I see many other art collectives, even some who existed just a few years ago, have Wikipedia entries that have done far less than Good/Bad ever did. Do you mind taking a look and seeing what you think? Any suggestion you may have would be GREATLY appreciated. This is my first article for Wikipedia, and I'm determined to make it work because I know it's relevant. It was originally much more detailed. Thank for your time! MarkAllen5 (talk) 02:00, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

I looked at the article, added links and emphasis to the title, all standard features of an article like this, but I doubt that such changes will make any difference to reviewers. My initial reaction to your request for suggestions is that you should be gaining experience editing existing articles on Wikipedia, perhaps in the field of art, or about Texas, but learning about how Wikipedia works, before doing the more difficult task of creating a new article. Beyond that, let me sleep on it, and I will comment further tomorrow. Oh, while I have contributed to articles about the Delaware Art Museum and some other art-related articles, I am far from being expert on the subject of art, compared with some other fields, especially technical ones. Perhaps I can find someone else to help you further. --DThomsen8 (talk) 02:32, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
Thank you! All good food for thought. I'll take you suggestions. And thanks for the additions. If you do think of anyone to send my way please do... and if you've thought of more after sleeping on it, please share. I've been looking into doing more editing and probably will...within similar subject matters. MarkAllen5 (talk) 03:35, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
Keep on learning. I do. Indent your replies. --DThomsen8 (talk) 03:37, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Guyana Census[edit]

Hiya!

All the information about Official Censuses in Guyana I am taking from the (Gov. of Guyana) Bureau of Statistics Records for the 2002 Official Census. (I tried to track it down after seeing the population listings on the administrative regions which said they were from an official census but had no reference). Chapter 3 has all the information about the population for the administrative regions according to official censuses in 1980, 1991 and 2002 (p. 51). According to their website, the 2012 census has not yet been completed - and judging by the last one (2002, published in 2007) it may be sometime after that before the results are published. Following your tips about WebCite and archiving, I am trying to archive these documents to make sure they're there for future reference. Lorelei (talk) 16:09, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

So you are telling me that there are population numbers for administrative regions, but not for particular cities or towns? --DThomsen8 (talk) 16:14, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
I've had a quick scan of all the documents and can't find any listings of town/village populations... Lorelei (talk) 17:40, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
However, there are a few listings for major towns here though I can't tell how reliable this source is... Lorelei (talk) 17:43, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
Actually Dthomsen8, the information is all there at the Bureau of Stats website (address given above). Down towards the bottom of the page, they give links to records made up at town-level and village-level (as well as NDC-level i.e. regional). I've just downloaded and opened these, and the 'Gender' section of both sets of documents also gives a 'total' listing for each town and village :) Lorelei (talk) 18:24, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
So, develop a standard archived source for population of towns as an inline citation, and be ready to use it on any particular town now without that information. Same thing for administrative districts. Many places are stubs, but with three inline citations, could become start level articles. --DThomsen8 (talk) 18:30, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
Great! One problem I am having is that I can't figure out how I would be able to archive these sources, as I can't produce an url for specific documents (as they're all links to zip/compressed downloads) but only to the Bureau of Statistics website... Is there any way around this? I noticed that whoever created the Regions of Guyana article had managed to open one of the documents as a web-page with an address (and I used this to create the link in all the other articles), but my computer automatically 'opens' these as PDF downloads, and therefore without an url. Do you know of any way around this? Lorelei (talk) 18:46, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Do I know of a way around this? No, but I will look into it. Please provide the URL and anything else that might help, right here with leading * for formatting. --DThomsen8 (talk) 18:51, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Ideally, it would be great if we could archive:
  • Town Level Data by Population
  • Village Level Data by Population
  • At least Chapter 3 of the 2002 Population & Housing Census - Guyana National Report (ideally the whole report)
Thank you so much for looking into this. Lorelei (talk) 19:06, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

AWB de-linking edits[edit]

Your recent crop of AWB edits removed a number of wikilinks within article text, including [5], [6], [7], and [8], among others. These appear to be well-intentioned but nevertheless questionable automated edits. It looks to me like the tool is suggesting de-linking because these are not the first links in the article, but the problem is that the first links are appearing in infoboxes. Readers aren't going to naturally think to look to infoboxes to know there might be a wikilink to another topic in the encyclopedia. Would you take a look and let me know your thinking on these (and related) edits?  Frank  |  talk  14:00, 10 September 2012 (UTC)


  • Commonwealth (U.S. state) - Removed link to Kingdom of Great Britain. Is that link likely to ever be followed?
  • Coal Wars - Removed link to the United States. The article mentions Appalachia, Colorado, and the Eastern United States,

all of which are obviously in the United States. Why would the link to the United States ever be followed?

After reviewing these four instances, I don't think that any of these link removals are signficant, but I did roll back two of them.

In general, AWB shows an editor every instance of two or more repeated links in an article, and provides the opportunity to remove one instance by clicking on it, and of course more can be removed in the edit window. That is what I have done. Probably I will not do as many of them in the future. --DThomsen8 (talk) 00:48, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the review; I don't think it matters what links we think will be followed but I appreciate that you took the time to review. Did you review the others you made in that spate of edits? I didn't do an exhaustive search but rather contacted you when I felt there was enough to warrant a discussion. My list wasn't complete.  Frank  |  talk  03:41, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

GLAM: Philadelphia Museum of Art update[edit]

Hi GLAM PMA folks! I wanted to update you about some recent events related to our fantastic Museum. I met Jessica Milby, PMA Collections Information Project Manager, at Wikimania in July. Jessica was looking for ways to improve articles on Wikipedia about the Museum and its artists/collections. We followed up a few weeks later at the Perelman Building in downtown Philadelphia where we discussed ways to increase participation in the GLAM/PMA project.

  • The first idea is to do some outreach to the GLAM:PMA project members, including mass messages updating you all about plans and, seeking feedback about new ideas, and hearing your thoughts about what's in the works.
  • The next step is a drive to improve the main Philadelphia Museum of Art article. The article is currently 'B-Class', but Jessica was confident that with the abundance of high quality sources about the Museum that it could be improved even further. Jessica recommended this extensive source from the Museum's website.
  • Another idea that came out of the meeting was a project within the Museum to assess which PMA-related topics are missing articles on Wikipedia.
  • One of Jessica's ideas is to have the knowledgeable curators of the Museum provide recommended reading lists for PMA-related articles. That should be a great first step to guiding editors towards the information they need to expand and improve that content.
  • Also raised for discussion were some ideas about how to engage the broader community. There is interest in setting up a tour/edit-a-thon, but this remains in the preliminary stage. Would you be interested in participating in such an event?
  • We have new stats! These 24 articles are all under the PMA project. I compiled the last 90-day page views and then annualized the results. PMA-related articles get almost 800,000 view per year!

It's exciting to have a partner in Jessica Milby and there should be a lot of good work coming out the collaboration within the next 3-6 months. Please stop by the GLAM/PMA project page and leave your thoughts. What ideas do you have? How can we move forward on the above projects? I Hope you're all well. Cheers! Ocaasi 19:05, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

GOCE September 2012 drive barnstars[edit]

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Visit to Greater Manchester[edit]

Thanks for taking the time to fill out the talk page stubs for articles in Category:Textile mills owned by the Lancashire Cotton Corporation Category:Textile mills in Tameside or was it {{Lancashire Cotton}} {{Lancashire Cotton Corporation}} this is greatly appreciated. Looking for feedback as always I sampled some of the pages and found that my quality assessment criteria and the one you are using appear to be widely different. Obviously I am missing something. Can I just take Talk:Stalybridge Mill, Stalybridge as an example. This is a 11000 char article, with infobox, image and architects drawing all referenced- it was spelling checked in mid 2011 then ce by Malleus. It has been stable since then. Why do you reckon this is a stub. I don't usually assess articles I have started but if you look at User:ClemRutter/Assessment#C class you see why I would have placed it as a C class. Others are more subtle- but in general not one of the articles would be lower than a start class each having satisfied this statement: Start -An article that is developing, but which is quite incomplete and may require further reliable sources. It provides some meaningful content, but the majority of readers will need more.

More detailed criteria
The article has a usable amount of good content- but is not comprehensive
The article must satisfy fundamental content policies such as notability.
Biography articles must satisfy fundamental BLP policies.
The article must provide sources to establish verifiability.
The article can be weak in many areas. (C&P from User:ClemRutter/Assessment)

Or is it that I am reading to much into the levels you gave- and your intention was merely to plug the absence of any parameters? Still, what ever the answer you are most welcome to pop by for coffee and biscuits. --ClemRutter (talk) 10:29, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your gracious invitation for coffee and biscuits, but I would prefer that eminently English beverage, tea. My effort yesterday was to add templates to most of the Mills articles, which of necessity means a good many Greater Manchester articles. I should say that I was impressed by the quality of the articles on English cotton mills, and I see that you were the creator of many of them. This morning my wife wants me to go food shopping, so I will respond in detail later today. I don't doubt that some articles are under-rated. --DThomsen8 (talk) 13:41, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Ahoy Dthomsen8! Care to join me on the Native American articles?[edit]

Ahoy Dthomsen8, this is Djembayz from Wikimania. Since I see you editing, I'm assuming you've ridden out the storm without major mishap. I've spent much of Sandy taking a run at Native American article assessment ... and it's time to enlist help, preferably from a prolific and informed editor such as yourself. I've gotten it down from 1,800+ to under 1500, and done 100+ reassessments in the process. Care to join me? (Any efforts appreciated. I've been thinking this could be a good topic for a Thanksgiving Editing Party ...) Djembayz (talk) 01:34, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I will help with your effort. I have added thousands of templates to talk pages. Although there is only class and not importance to add to that table, there is still the need to take away stub templates, and sometimes other tasks, in addition to adding a class. Sometimes other templates need a class or importance. I have done just a few changes, which you can check by my contributions, but now I am reaching the end of my time on Wikipedia editing. Good to hear from you. --DThomsen8 (talk) 02:20, 3 November 2012 (UTC)
Wow, you've made quick progress. Haven't tried AWB (I'm on a Mac). A delight to hear from you! Djembayz (talk) 13:59, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
Moving along- 892 this morning. (Slowing to a more sustainable pace here :) Djembayz (talk) 15:22, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
Plugging away ... reached 570 today. Djembayz (talk) 19:18, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
Now 469, mostly doing non-bio articles, did a lot of archaeology sites.--DThomsen8 (talk) 15:44, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

WIN/GIA[edit]

Hey there. I appreciate your concern for the WIN/GIA article. However, far as I can tell WIN/GIA was merely a rejected PROD as opposed to a full-blown AfD. It's also important to tag AfD discussions with the {{subst:rescue list|~~~~}} template whenever you nominate something for the rescue list. I already took the liberty to do that for you on the Albannach article. That said, I very much encourage your work with the Article Rescue Squadron and I hope you carry on.

Yours in inclusion, Faustus37 (talk) 04:04, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Am I being too zealous by adding a PROD article to the ARS list? I find that fairly often such proposed deletions are followed by an AfD, so sometimes we ARS members can get the jump on them by improving the article right away. Incidentally, thanks for adding the template for Albannach. --DThomsen8 (talk) 16:36, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
Eh, as someone who's objected to many PRODs, I'd personally wait for the AfD before going the ARS route. It's important to have a solid case from the outset. Always glad to help. Faustus37 (talk) 08:19, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
I find articles with a PROD or AfD all the time when I look at Category:All unreviewed new articles. These articles are outside the usual new article review process. If it is a pending AfD, I will feel free to add it to the ARS list. If a PROD, I object and I am concerned about its future, I will consider mentioning it to you. I agree that it is important to have a solid case, but I also would like to promptly improve an article worthy of retention, before the deletionists jump on it, especially if I suspect that improvements to references may head off an AfD. Yours in inclusion,--DThomsen8 (talk) 14:00, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

GOCE November 2012 backlog drive award[edit]

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Jordan Burn[edit]

Thanks for the message about the above page. It appears from what you say that I didn't follow the correct procedure in creating it. If that's the case, could you let me know, if possible, what I did wrongly. I've created several articles in the past year and I don't think any have been created quite to plan. As I understand it, I create a new article on a separate Userpage, then move it to become a live article. (I've also created work in the Sandbox and moved it from there, only I encountered problems with a Redirect I wasn't aware of. I didn't know how to blank the Sandbox and started the Jordan Burn under the previous title. The result was that all my new edits were affecting the 'live' page on the previous article. That is now sorted, but it was yet more evidence that I don't really know what I'm doing half the time.) Any advice you can give me for future reference to help me avoid the same mistake would be appreciated. By the way, I'm hoping to photograph the Jordan today and the weather if looking good for it. Kim Traynor (talk) 11:30, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

It is obvious to me that I did not make myself sufficiently clear. Let me try again. First, you created this article just fine, and after looking further, you have created several very good articles before this one. I am looking forward to the Jordan Burn photo, weather permitting. Second, I added appropriate Wikipedia templates to this new article, I have done that for hundreds and maybe thousands of new articles, and my request to you was to reduce my future efforts. If you don't follow my request, that is fine by me. I add Wikipedia templates on talk pages for Australian settler articles regularly. If you want to learn more, I would direct you to three resources, two of which are online and available immediately:
Please keep up your good work, keep learning, and I will respond if you leave a reply here or on your talk page. --DThomsen8 (talk) 13:18, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Celebration and Mini-Conference in NYC Saturday Feb 23[edit]

Doing the "Open Space" thing at one of our earlier NYC Wiki-Conferences.

You are invited to celebrate Wikipedia Day and the 12th anniversary (!) of the founding of the site at Wikipedia Day NYC on Saturday February 23, 2013 at New York University; sign up for Wikipedia Day NYC here, or at bit.ly/wikidaynyu. Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues!

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience!--Pharos (talk) 01:56, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Will contact everybody Monday[edit]

Hope you're feeling better. Smallbones(smalltalk) 03:01, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

GOOD--DThomsen8 (talk) 11:43, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Shiffner confirms for Sat. Feb. 23, probably 2:30 to close. Will figure out the event content in a few days. Smallbones(smalltalk) 21:11, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi![edit]

Thank you. I'm a fan of your work, especially List of crossings of the Schuylkill River. Not sure if I'll be in Phila on the 23rd, but I appreciate the invite. BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 14:44, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Crossings needs an article on the new South Street Bridge and the SEPTA bridge, and maybe upstream bridges. I worked on Hackesack River bridges, and on English streams. See my new article list.--DThomsen8 (talk) 15:15, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
Go ahead and do those articles if you will!--DThomsen8 (talk) 14:46, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
What's this event on the 23rd? Ryan Vesey 23:37, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
My idea was an event like those in NYC, 2:30 to maybe 5, maybe some presentation for newbies, and some kind of research and WIKIPEDIA UPDATING. I had a stroke, and cannot do more.--DThomsen8 (talk) 23:53, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear of your health problems. I hope you're on the mend. Best wishes for a quick recovery, BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 00:49, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
And best wishes from Down Under to a top guy. Doug butler (talk) 19:44, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

January GOCE backlog-reduction drive[edit]

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What help do you need?[edit]

How can I help you with your back-log you're talking about at the pump? GenQuest "Talk to Me" 04:45, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Go to Category:All unreviewed new articles and review the articles there. Thpat means remove the tag at top and say "reviewed by ..." but always add or update the talk page, and tag it for problems.--DThomsen8 (talk) 11:30, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

GOCE February 2013 newsletter[edit]

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Dash![edit]

Thanks for your recent edits replacing my &ndashes; with "–". When I made my first WP edits there was a useful matrix of non-keyboard symbols which you could click on and the character would appear on the edit page with the cursor. Three years or so ago that was replaced with a string of a dozen or so useful symbols and a dropdown list (Insert/Wiki markup/Symbols etc.) which, no matter what I do, the string of symbols remains unchanged, and clicking on a character has no obvious effect. Clearly I'm doing something wrong but don't know what. Any clues? Opening Word on this computer takes ages; there must be a smarter way. Doug butler (talk) 23:21, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

GOCE news: February 2013[edit]

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Hugh Alexander Kennedy[edit]

Should Hugh Alexander Kennedy have two "references" sections? You changed the notes to references. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 02:24, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

You are right. Now fixed.--DThomsen8 (talk) 21:26, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Chicago?[edit]

not sure if you're aware of ths, but you've been erroneously templating articles with {{WikiProject Chicago}}...i've already cleaned up several, but there are still more. --emerson7 01:44, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Please examine the history and see if the Chicago templates were there before I added class and importance, and if in some cases Chicago architects were involved in skyscrapers elsewhere. --DThomsen8 (talk) 13:39, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

GOCE mid-March 2013 newsletter[edit]

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Happy Easter!!![edit]

Happy Easter!

So a print encyclopedia, a strawberry shortcake, and a sycamore walk into a bar - wait, have you heard this one? (talk) 22:53, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Advice on refimprove and your recent editing[edit]

Hi, I' ve noticed you recently provided some basic cleaning on this article, which was recently refimprove-tagged. The issue is i ve contacted in his talk page the tag poster to ask for some feedback on where he felt some internal linking was necessary as the article contains many externals links and references and also a few internal. So far i ve got no comment on his talk page. Should I aske for help elsewhere or simply remove the tag if the source is not motivating his tagging ? rgds Bizcayen (talk) 15:33, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

The ref-improve tag was placed by User:Wkharrisjr, and not by me. It seems to me that the article has good inline references, but all in French, and maybe that editor does not like that. BTW, there is a reference that needs clarification, because it goes to a disambig page.--DThomsen8 (talk) 01:42, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

GOCE March drive barnstar![edit]

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Wind River Indian Reservation[edit]

Re: Pavillion, Wyoming: U.S. Census Bureau says two L's. Wikipedia's own article says two L's. What is source of spelling with one L? (Please don't say dictionary. I know that it is not necessarily grammatically spelled.) Backspace (talk) 19:30, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Undid revision 549591674 by Dthomsen8 (talk) Incorrect change by AWB BEING UNDONE). It was an incorrect change by AWB, so I changed it back. --DThomsen8 (talk) 00:39, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Commodity market and IntercontinentalExchange (ICE)[edit]

I'm so glad to finally "meet" another editor. I was working on the article when you made changes but I have kept a low-tech notepad version so I didn't lose them. I hadn't finished adding ref names etc. I was just finding the more robust references on the historical move in commodity markets to electronic markets and connecting the related wiki articles etc. It's a fascinating subject. I'll take a break so you can make your edits but bear in mind that I had not completed my edits. I really appreciate the wiki process. Thank you. I see you are a senior editor.

Another article I was working on bit by bit was IntercontinentalExchange ICE which was almost entirely composed of ICE generated content. I tried to add other references and make changes but an ICE employee (used real name as in LinkedIn unless there are two people by same name) removed them all and returned it to an ICE marketing vehicle complete with headings that link to directly to ICE services. Could you have a look at that? I don't enter into wiki editing conflicts. I move on to other articles if a conflict arises. There is so much to do. oceanflynn 16:29, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Commodity market and IntercontinentalExchange are the two articles you are mentioning. Links should be in talk page entries for ease of communication. I will look into the ICE employee updating, a clear violation of COI rules.--DThomsen8 (talk) 01:48, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

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A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG Thank you for jumping into the depths of the wiki to tag Back-story (production). Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:22, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Billard[edit]

Hi, Billard were a French manufacturer of railcars - see fr:Établissements Billard. Not to be confused with Billiard(s). Mjroots (talk) 20:57, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

We also have an article in English - Billard. Face-smile.svg Mjroots (talk) 21:00, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
The addition of the template {{Sic}} will warn AWB and other automated service users about an unusual spelling in English.--DThomsen8 (talk) 21:06, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

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2013 Philadelphia Wiki-Picnic: Saturday, June 22[edit]

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GOCE May drive wrap-up[edit]

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River Rase and Bishopbridge[edit]

Hi I have sorted out the confusion over the Rase and the hamlet of Bishopbridge, by creating an article on the Rase, and a redirect for Bishopbridge. I thought I would let you know as you were interested for your packhorse bridge article. The Rase is only a starter article so please feel free to add any extra information you may have. Jokulhlaup (talk) 17:16, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your new article on the River Rase, and for letting me know. I will take a look.
Thanks for the recent welcome to Wikipedia - appreciate the thought Jokulhlaup (talk) 16:30, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

OOC[edit]

Why? The article already has a WikiProject Brazil template. Just curious, not angry or anything. :-) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 00:35, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

The template {{WikiProject South America|class=FA|importance=low|Brazil=yes|Brazil-importance=low}} adds the article to the South America WikiProject. Satisfied your curiosity?--DThomsen8 (talk) 00:42, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
Well yes, but an article in the Brazilian WikiProject isn't under the South American WikiProject as well? It just seems redundant. Are we going to tag every US article with WikiProject North America? Every French/British/German article with WikiProject Europe? Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 02:14, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Jeddo Tunnel and Little Nescopeck Creek[edit]

Hi. I noticed you assessed Jeddo Tunnel and Little Nescopeck Creek as start-class. I'd been sort of hoping to have them at at least c-class standards, so do you know what improvements might get you to reassess? Thanks. King Jakob C2 00:31, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for calling my attention to these two articles, which I gave a rather hasty evaluation earlier today. I added some more WikiProject templates to these two articles, and the related Nescopeck Creek article, and I upgraded them to C quality. I also added a few Wiki-links. I would suggest maps as the principal way to improve these articles. Ask for help from the Graphics Project people. Once you have done what you can as improvements, consider a Peer Review before you seek a higher quality rating. The Jeddo Tunnel has co-ordinates, but it is unclear where the tunnel is at from looking at a Google map. Look at the Johnstown Inclined Plane article and its long history to be upgraded as an example of what is needed for higher quality ratings. --DThomsen8 (talk) 01:18, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Re Happy Belated Welcome[edit]

Hi Dthomsen8,

Thank you for the belated welcome! FYI I have been here for 3 years and Archive 1 has my original welcome in case you missed it. Thanks for doing so, it's nice to keep wiki a warm place. Tyros1972 Talk 08:14, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

June 2013[edit]

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NYC Wiki-Picnic: Saturday June 22[edit]

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Try calling tomorrow? Or right now?[edit]

Hi, Dthomsen8, I gather you just tried to phone me, and ended up at the wrong extension. Apologies! If you want to try again, great, or, since I have a meeting at 3.30 and don't know when I'll be back from it, you could try again tomorrow. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 19:16, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Left a message, and will call you tomorrow about 9, if that is OK.

Wiknic[edit]

Hey Dthomsen! I unfortunately am going to be out of town during the Wiknic on the 22nd. I was wondering if you would like to take on the lightweight role of facilitator there, just to get people talking to eachother and brainstorming about ideas.

The basic goal is just to get people thinking about continued meetups and projects in the Philadelphia area. So a semi-regular meet up is a short term goal. (Then there is the long term goal of organizing as a chapter, but this is in the somewhat distant future). More medium term goals include partnering with universities, libraries, and other cultural institutions in the area.

None of this is set up much yet, so we're very much in a brainstorming kind of mode. Please let me know if you're cool with that for Saturday. Either way, I'm glad you're going to be there and hope to meet up with you in the near future. Cheers, Ocaasi t | c 20:34, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

I can be the facilitator for the Wiknic. I will be at the CHF Editathon (Wikipedia:Meetup/Philadelphia/2013 June 20) on Thursday afternoon, which will also be a chance to brainstorm about Philadelphia Wikipedia events. I was trying to organize a Wikipedia editing meeting at the Central Free Library in the spring, but nothing came of it. The Library is very interested in working with us. --DThomsen8 (talk) 00:00, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
Hey Dthomsen. I hope the event went well. I'd love to hear about it and discuss plans for future events. Would you be up for an email exchange or skype chat to kick around some ideas? Cheers, Ocaasi t | c 12:09, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
The event went very well. We should encourage an after-action report on the Wiknic page. Will Hopkins (talk) has a list of those who actually attended, and he volunteered to organize a meetup in early August. You should contact him for more information. --DThomsen8 (talk) 12:21, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for facilitating the Wiknic![edit]

Thanks for facilitating today's Philly Wiknic and for bringing hats, Dave! I'm looking forward to organizing an event in late July or early August and will be in touch this week about venues. Will Hopkins (talk) 20:34, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Good to hear from you so promptly. --DThomsen8 (talk) 23:55, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Cypriot Greek assessment[edit]

Wondering if you could explain why you rated it C class. Ta, — Lfdder (talk) 11:42, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

I rated it C class because I could see it has a lot of references, but I did not read it carefully. I did not see that you changed it from rated B to unrated, a very unusual change. Why did you do that? Content? What ?--DThomsen8 (talk) 00:50, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

World Digital Library-Wikimedia Partnership Newsletter[edit]

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ie not i.e.[edit]

You recently made a wrong correction in the leonese dialect page, replacing ie by i.e.. In many pages related to languages, the ie sequence must appear as it is, either being a non-English word or a segment of a larger word of any language. Regards, --Jotamar (talk) 01:44, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

You are quite right. --DThomsen8 (talk) 19:31, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

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GOCE July 2013 news report[edit]

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Requested Articles[edit]

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August 2013[edit]

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Heritage preservation in South Korea[edit]

Hello, I am still working on this article. That's why there is a work in progress template on it. And that's why it is orphan and the two sections empty. What's the use of indicating that I am working on an article if others still can put problem templates on them before I even finished it? And it's not like I abandoned the article for a week or something. Please be a bit more patient before tagging work in progress articles. Thank you. Teemeah 편지 (letter) 07:45, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

You are quite right, AWB can do more than is justified. I added a Wikiproject template, class=B to this article.--DThomsen8 (talk) 15:55, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Hat pix[edit]

Wikipedia editor hat.JPG Wikipedia editor hat w dog.JPG What do you think? OK with you? Smallbones(smalltalk) 12:43, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

OK with me, but can the dog do edits?--DThomsen8 (talk) 15:34, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

International System of Units[edit]

This edit to International System of Units contained one clear error: "kgs" was changed to "kg" even though "kgs" was pointed out by the text as an example of what not to do.

The edit also converted many HTML entities to the corresponding characters even though it would be difficult for an editor to distinguish the characters from many similar entities. For example, it is hard to distinguish · from the bullet operator, ∙, Unicode U+2219. So it is better to leave the HTML entities alone, allowing editors to plainly see which symbol is intended. Jc3s5h (talk) 20:03, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

This is what AWS does to the unwary, and even to the wary if they are hasty, as apparently I was. Le me look back at it.--DThomsen8 (talk) 20:18, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

WP:GOCE July backlog drive award[edit]

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Great American Wiknic Barnstar[edit]

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GOCE July 2013 copy edit drive wrap-up[edit]

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Talk about your work[edit]

Hello --

I'm a reporter with The Philadelphia Inquirer and I'd love to talk with you about your work editing Philadelphia-related pages. Would you mind sending me an email at tschleifer@philly.com?

Thanks, and all the best,

Teddy Schleifer The Philadelphia Inquirer — Preceding unsigned comment added by 161.188.211.240 (talk) 20:54, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Will do.--DThomsen8 (talk) 20:57, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

I gather this is the result. Not bad! Keep up the good work! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 23:58, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Why adding WikiProject Switzerland?[edit]

Why did you add the WikiProject Switzerland to the talk page of Handpan? I don't see any special relationship to Switzerland. The term describes a group of instruments built and played in many different countries. If there would be a special country relationship, it would be USA because the term was originally invented in USA. But even this wouldn't make any sense. And I am convinced that there is nobody in this WikiProject who is able to improve this article, because knowing Switzerland will not help. There is nothing to tell about Handpan in relation to Switzerland. --Ixkeys (talk) 22:21, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

The first sentence of the article is "Handpan is an expression describing a group of musical instruments resulting from a growing worldwide interest in the Hang, an instrument invented and built by the Swiss company PANArt Hangbau AG." The connection with Switzerland is right there, the manfacturer of the instrument.--DThomsen8 (talk) 01:21, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
There are three arguments against this: 1) It is completely irrelevant, that PANArt is in Switzerland. Because it is irrelevant I have deleted the term Swiss in the article. 2) PANArt is not the manufacturer of handpans. As you can read in the article PANArt repudiates the expression handpan to describe the Hang. (If someone would say PANArt is building handpans, this would be personal opinion or own research). 3) If the WikeProject Switzerland is added we also have to add the WikiProjects USA, Germany, Spain, France, Bali and Russia because the manufactures of handpans mentioned in the article are located there. --Ixkeys (talk) 11:33, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
Apparently, I was misled by the lead sentence. --DThomsen8 (talk) 11:44, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

East Branch Fishing Creek[edit]

Hi, Dthomsen8, thanks for assessing East Branch Fishing Creek. I had been sort of hoping that it would be assessed as C-class, do you know of any needed changes to be made for that? Thanks, King Jakob C2 01:11, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

I insert or update hundreds of articles a day. I set the quality at the minimum I see is justified by the number of references and quality of prose. Some of the articles I rate as class=C should sometimes be class=B. I will change the rating on East Branch Fishing Creek tomorrow.--DThomsen8 (talk) 02:01, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Cherokee Nation of Mexico[edit]

Hi, Dthomsen8, thanks for the cleanup! We are newbies here, and trying to figure all this out. Oddly, we are getting some static for using James Mooney (the famous Smithsonian ethnologist) as a source because of political incorrectness amongst some circles in Indian Country. That is sad, because if it was not for him, Indians would have no rights to worship as they please because of US Gov't policy in his day. He saw that Indian spiritual leaders were being assassinated, so he knew that Indian religions had to get up under the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution, and was instrumental in the establishment of the Native American Church on the Rosebud reservation. We work on a daily basis with his descendant James Warren "Flaming Eagle" Mooney aka James WFE Mooney. Myself and Chief Charles Rogers are branch pastor in that church. James WFE Mooney was given a blessing by the head of the Native American Church to take the medicine off the reservation, even to non-Indian white people. He was eventually arrested in Utah, was charged with numerous felonies, threatened with life in prison, and persecuted by the DEA whose acts of intimidation against the witnesses to that aforementioned blessing were exposed to his legal defense team, who threatened the witnesses to Leslie Fool Bull's blessing to James WFE Mooney with being branded on trumped up child porn charges. Once that cat was out of the bag, the US Govt folded and the Utah Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision that non Indians may worship as they please... imagine that. Now we have three unanimous court decisions in our favor and our lawsuit against the DEA is being heard in a few months. Now this week we have had Rhodium level wiki contributor and others who want to say using James Mooney as a source is bogus because in many minds what he reported to the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian was unreliable because of mistranslations. Most of this attitude comes from Indians who do not practice native American religions as we do. A Rhodium level contributor even removed our references to Native American Religions of Four Mothers and Stomp Dance and slashed an entire section on our Native American Church, The Ancient Cherokee Church of The One God Yo He Waaah, claiming it did not belong on Wikipedia! He also removed our reference to having Cherokee speakers amongst us, even though the author of the books he was citing, Cherokee national language treasure elder Durbin Feeling, is a very close associate of our Chief(s). Anyway, we know we have a lot of cleanup to do, some slashing and burning of primary research, etc. etc. PLEASE help us keep an eye on these other wiki contribs who are trampling our 1st amendment religious rights and accusing us of doing "promotion" of our organization when the Cherokee Nation at Tahlequah is doing much the same and has recently caught on video say they spent nearly a million dollars in legal fees trying to suppress other Cherokee organizations... organizations like ours. Thank you so much! Aniyunwiya (talk) 16:10, 23 August 2013 (UTC) Aniyunwiya

As a Senior Editor, I have improved the article by adding {{WikiProject Indigenous peoples of North America|class=start}} to the talk page, running the Reflinks tool on the references, removing some of the tags, and removing new article review tag. The article still needs work, especially with spelling. The talk page tells me about other editors who have various problems with the article. I will leave these to others. --DThomsen8 (talk) 19:19, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

GOCE Blitz wrap-up and September 2013 drive invitation[edit]

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Review?[edit]

Please read thru my other edits and see what you think ... 99.181.142.236 (talk) 02:10, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Sure, but tomorrow.--DThomsen8 (talk) 02:21, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Please don't. He's a blocked sock of a blocked editor. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 03:48, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
I won't, now I am warned.--DThomsen8 (talk) 01:27, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Appreciation for your enthusiasm, but...[edit]

Maybe my calendar is different from yours, but as far as I can tell, September has not started yet. Can you wait 22.5 hours to take credit for your enthusiastic copy editing for the WP:GOCE September copy editing drive?

Looking forward to a productive September, – Jonesey95 (talk) 01:22, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I got carried away, so I jumped the gun. I can spare the 97 words.--DThomsen8 (talk) 01:25, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Little help needed.[edit]

Hi, I recently created a page that you reviewed, and I was looking for tips on how to fix some of the issues. I went back and corrected the references, if you have time, please double check the page here. Also, if you could give me any more tips on how to fix the other issues? I wish to contribute more to Wikipedia in the future as time allows. Thank you kindly. Highlander9535 (talk) 19:54, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes, good work on the inline citations. Have someone else read the article to you, and see if they are able to point out the sales pitch language. Look up the terms peacock and weasel words. See also is wrongly formatted. See anyone else's See also.--DThomsen8 (talk) 20:05, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Nice writeup![edit]

[9] This is lovely! - David Gerard (talk) 14:22, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations! A friend of mine snailed me a copy from Philadelphia of your writeup in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Awesome! It's great to be able to put a face (and name and background!) to the Username, especially since you were the one who immediately welcomed me to Wikipedia editorship and the GOCE when I first signed on! Great job! Keep up the great work! JudyCS (talk) 21:38, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Let's talk[edit]

Let's talk
Hi,

Let's discuss on Wikipedia:WikiProject Vietnam and Wikipedia:WikiProject Internet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:C%E1%BB%9D_R%C3%B4m%2B_(browser)Kaze lato (talk) 08:49, 6 September 2013 (UTC) Kaze lato Kaze lato (talk) 08:47, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

I am not sure what you want, or why I should contribute. Please expand for me.--DThomsen8 (talk) 12:58, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
You are right, and I changed the talk page accordingly.--DThomsen8 (talk) 17:19, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Let me put it in more details. It's about one of your previous contribution in rating the article Cờ Rôm+ (browser). I would like to discuss about your opinion on importance scale and quality scale of this subject https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:C%E1%BB%9D_R%C3%B4m%2B_(browser). This topic might not be very familiar outside Vietnam (though it has been discussed within Asia technology community), but as I'm living in Vietnam, I believe it deserves the mid-class on importance scale in the field of Internet in Vietnam. You can check the level of interest of people through tools like Google trends for example. And there are several changes in structure of the article, I would like to learn your idea about the quality of it. Please have a look — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaze lato (talkcontribs) 17:00, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

You are right. I changed the talk page accordingly.--DThomsen8 (talk) 17:24, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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GOCE drive: WP:INUNIVERSE on Ever 17: The Out of Infinity[edit]

Hi, in the GOCE drive I've been working on Ever 17: The Out of Infinity. However, the article has problems with WP:INUNIVERSE, which I don't have the expertise to sort. Am I allowed to abandon the copyedit, place a {{universe}} tag and take it of my list or do I have to finish it? Thanks, RainCity471report my errorslist of failures 18:08, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

You do not have to finish it, and in fact, the WP:INUNIVERSE elements make it unwise to go further. Go ahead with the {{[[Template:universe|universe]]} tag, and do not mark it for copyediting.--DThomsen8 (talk) 18:57, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
By the way, I would suggest the {{GOCEeffort|user=RainCity471|date=11 September 2013}} template to mark the beginning of your copy editing effort on an article, and placing the {{GOCE|user=RainCity471|date=11 September 2013}} tag on the talk page when you finish.--DThomsen8 (talk) 22:10, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, I've closed the copyedit and placed {{GOCEreviewed}} on the talk. I'll use {{GOCEeffort}} on the article I'm on at the moment.
By the way, does GOCE effort go on the talk page of the article or on the article itself? Thanks, RainCity471report my errorslist of failures 18:48, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
The {{GOCEeffort|user=RainCity471|date=11 September 2013}} template goes on the article, which warns other editors that the copyediting is in progress. They should work elsewhere, with over 3,000 copyedit tags and even more requests, plenty to choose from.--DThomsen8 (talk) 18:59, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
I'll do that. Thanks for all your help! RainCity471report my errorslist of failures 19:07, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Edit Revision[edit]

Thank you for reverting my edit on K5_Plan, I could not do so and appreciate you fixing a lazy edit by an inattentive editor.

Actually, it was the editor just before me who did the revert, so you should thank him for that, but I went ahead and added the needed talkpage WikiProject templates to the article. --DThomsen8 (talk) 18:35, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Cease changing Puerto Rico government budget balance[edit]

Hi,

Please cease changing Puerto Rico government budget balance using WP:AWB. The editor is applying a space next to the rows which in turn is breaking the format. That particular article uses a technical trick to align monetary values but AWB is incapable of distinguishing this.

Every time you make changes to that page using AWB you break the format.

Ahnoneemoos (talk) 03:35, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Angel CoFund Orphan Status[edit]

Hi,

I was wondering why you tagged Angel CoFund page as an orphan. Two wiki pages link to it Playjam and Capital for Enterprise.

Also if you have a minute could you provide feedback on the article and potentially help make it a proper article page.

Thanks --IP7942 (talk) 09:58, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

This tag was added by AWB, apparently in error. I do not check on the orphan tags it does, since there are many of them. I will look into it with the AWB support people. --DThomsen8 (talk) 12:10, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

ThatCampPhilly Edit-a-thon Invitation[edit]

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I've been inviting various people; if you got the list of email addresses from the Wicnic, could you either send it to me or email those people! Thanks, and congratulations on the newspaper article! Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 16:04, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Mary, I signed up, and I have a ticket printed out.--DThomsen8 (talk) 01:49, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Grand-daughter[edit]

Grand-daughter should not be characterised as a typo as you did here, it is a legitimate spelling. With a huge number of hits on gbooks it can hardly be a misspelling, and I note that the OED chooses to use grand-daughter as the headword in preference to granddaughter which redirects to it. OED does not even bother to give granddaughter as an alternative form. This is to be compared to the OED entry for scimitar, for example, which lists forty-four alternative spellings. I assume that you had not noticed that you had already made this edit once before and been reverted. It is not really on to reapply a reverted edit without any explanation. SpinningSpark 11:21, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

You just did it again. Please stop. Use the talk pages. SpinningSpark 18:20, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

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First GLAM Cafe will be November 12[edit]

More info will follow soon.

I don't doubt that the GLAM event is in November, but there is a different informal meeting on Tuesday. --DThomsen8 (talk) 19:50, 4 October 2013 (UTC)
Not that I'm aware of. To my knowledge, the Wikipedia editing session would be one "breakout" session for the GLAM Cafe, to be held every second Tuesday, starting next month (November). I went in with Jeff Guin last week when he booked the space with the site managers. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 13:12, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
On a related note, the Wikipedia page for Wikipedia:Meetup/Philadelphia seems to be permanently redirected to Wikipedia:Meetup/Philadelphia/Wiknic/2013 Can you take off the redirect so that we can start using Wikipedia:Meetup/Philadelphia again for upcoming events? Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 13:12, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
I removed the WikNic link, and changed the #REDIRECT [[Wikipedia:Meetup/Philadelphia2013]] to point to a new page for Philadelphia in 2013. Please create it, and point it on to the GLAM event. Talk with Jeff Guin about Tuesday night. Hope to see you there. --DThomsen8 (talk) 15:52, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Loredana Cannata[edit]

Dear Dthomsen8, hi, and thank you for your help on this page. I'm not Englisha nayive speaker, and I would like to know if I can ask again your help in future.

Thanks and have a nice week end

Rei Momo (talk) 13:15, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Sure, contact me right here. --DThomsen8 (talk) 15:38, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Answer - A king among Wikipedia editors[edit]

Question - Who is Dthomsen8? Smile.svg. Schleifer, Theodore (5 September 2013). "A king among Wikipedia editors". Phys.org. Retrieved 5 October 2013.  -- Jreferee (talk) 14:12, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Oh the irony[edit]

How ironic that the one template that needed a copy edit was, well, .... :) davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 19:35, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

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Chalcogen[edit]

I am surprised you upgraded this article to GA on quality- the section on chemical compounds is frankly dire. It brings down the whole article.Axiosaurus (talk) 15:06, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

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Grand-daughter again[edit]

Please see #Grand-daughter. SpinningSpark 18:20, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

WTF?[edit]

[10] - This is a LOW importance Start or C class, not medieval at all. Did you actually look at the article? If you can't do better than this, please avoid adding banners at all. Johnbod (talk) 16:53, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

If you look at the history, you will see the Middle Ages was there before I did an update, and I made the mistake of not removing it. No doubt some earlier edit tied the Troubadour style with the far earlier Middle Ages.--DThomsen8 (talk) 00:39, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

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Hey there![edit]

I hope that was the right battery that you picked up! :] It was nice talking to you. And I seriously hope this is the correct input page. This isn't as friendly for wikipedia-novices. Good job with your mass contributions to Wikipedia! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 160.33.66.121 (talk) 18:25, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Danny! It is the same battery as the earlier one. Now to charge it. Bye. --DThomsen8 (talk) 20:05, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Commons[edit]

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Can you Read please show some courtesy[edit]

[Iserbrook (ship)] is obviously under construction and tagged as such tags PLEASE hang off from editing for a few days

Whodidwhat (talk) 23:18, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimania 2014[edit]

Thanks for keeping an eye on the wikimania 2014 wiki - it's still coalescing quite a lot and is rather a mess right now, but it's great to know people are interested. EdSaperia (talk) 15:36, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

I posted a message on accommodations back in June, still there, no answer. I have a message from the Sundial Court saying that they are fully booked for August 4-31, 2014. Can someone please look into that?--Dthomsen8 (talk) 15:23, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Could you please validate and publish the version that Krug propose for Champagne Krug article?[edit]

Hello Dthomsen8,

I work with Krug and am currently involved in a project concerning Wikipedia. Few month ago I've proposed on the talk page of Champagne Krug in english an improved version of this article. That was well-validated by one of the contribs of the Champagne Krug article: Agne27

I will like to know if this article is ok for you too? If it's Ok could you please publish the version that Krug suggests.

I will look foward to hearing from you. Tristan.sbry (talk) 15:43, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

I think it best to stay out of this situation. --DThomsen8 (talk) 21:08, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Loggerhead sea turtle[edit]

Thanks for the typo check on this article, unfortunately AWB made a mistake. It's spelt Ballyhealy, a beautiful place, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9UFJf-Gw34. Regards, Sun Creator(talk) 00:05, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

I have added {{Sic}} following Ballyhealy, as an alert to any subsequent AWB user to not do that change. I am puzzled that AWB did this change without justification.--DThomsen8 (talk) 02:10, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
I'm not surprised. The existing generic -ally rule is a rather blunt instrument making many mistakes. I spent some time looking at the existing 19 rules dealing with words ending in -ally and was working on a one rule -ally replacement by got distracted by life before I finished it. Regards, Sun Creator(talk) 13:43, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
I am going to "Wikimania 2014 London".  Wikimania 2014. I will be collecting things to bring up at the Hackathon. Give me details.--DThomsen8 (talk) 13:52, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure what happens at those events to be honest, a few speakers and a meet up? As I live about 5 hours travel (one way) from London, and claiming travel expenses is not possible, then I'm unlikely ever to attend. Why is it not done with a webinar or similar inclusive technology, that almost anyone could use? Not necessarily as a replacement, but as well as a physical get together. Regards, Sun Creator(talk) 14:18, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
Regarding the uestion at User_talk:Sun_Creator/-ally, If a typo rule is incorrect you can change it at Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/Typos, although discussion on the talk page is advised unless you are good or experienced at editing Regular expression. Regards, Sun Creator(talk) 14:18, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

2013 Ladies Tour of Qatar[edit]

Hi, I see you added the outdated tag on the page 2013 Ladies Tour of Qatar. I would love to update the page, but I don't know what has to be updated. Thank you! Sander.v.Ginkel (talk) 19:37, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

I think the article is up to date, so I removed the outdated tag. Sander.v.Ginkel (talk) 14:08, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Hara Saabha Vimocchana Perumal Temple[edit]

Hi, it was my oversight to revert it. I have reverted it back. Also, the other article, Jakath Rakshaka Perumal Temple, Thirukkoodaloor‎ is more than a stub? Please revert if you feel otherwise.Ssriram mt (talk) 17:52, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Your opinion is valued at WikiProject Breakfast[edit]

Please see Want to be a guinea pig for Flow?. XOttawahitech (talk) 15:28, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Bare URLs[edit]

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Talk:Schwaben Creek, Talk:Lower Little Swatara Creek, etc.[edit]

Where are these pages and many others I have created "weak in many areas" and "distinctly unencyclopedic"? --Jakob (Scream about the things I've broken) 21:07, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Are you asking whether those two articles should be class=C or higher? I will consider it. Articles are often rated class=stub if less than three good inline citations are included, and class=start if three or more, and reasonably well written. You can also ask for a peer review by following the procedure at Wikipedia:Peer review.--DThomsen8 (talk) 21:23, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Reverted "correction"[edit]

Please be careful when correcting spelling. For example, I just reverted the first item in this "correction".--S Philbrick(Talk) 15:06, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

You are right. --DThomsen8 (talk) 16:38, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Removed Notability Tag[edit]

Hey thomson hope you are doing good. I removed the notability tag from the page RamaRao Bodduluri as i have added sufficient number of citations today with articles that were published in news papers.Most of the articles were published in Telugu newspapers so you if you want i can help you with translation.I haven't provided information about the film he produced as they were already approved in wiki or you can google the name for mr.medhavi.This article will be developed with lots of information added in later levels. I would like to listen your suggestions and opinions on this so that i will try to input more of your views in developing the article.Thanks Rock (talk) 21:48, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Good work. Grammar and spacing still need improvement, but I hesitate to work on an article in Indian English.--DThomsen8 (talk) 16:37, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

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Spellings[edit]

Please be aware when editing lists of historical events (i.e. shipwrecks) that spellings then and spellings now are not necessarily the same. I am careful to preserve "misspellings" in ship names and do tag them with <!--per source--> where the spelling is obviously "wrong" to modern eyes. Some spellings are not so obviously wrong and may not get tagged. Mjroots (talk) 08:56, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

I am aware of this, and I try to look over AWB changes and not do some of them, especially in non-English phrases. Names of ships are especially tricky. The use of {{Sic}} is a flag to AWB users and others that a spelling is deliberate, even when it looks wrong to modern eyes.

Greetings![edit]

I'm pleased to see examples of successful collaborations on WP, particularly with people I've collaborated with successfully. I've worked on and/or created many pages on WP, but the one that seems to have engaged the largest number of useful and ongoing contributors is List of historic houses in South Australia, and I'm pleased to see that thanks to you and dougbutler, the page continues to improve without me.

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Lily Poulett-Harris[edit]

Hi D!

I was very interested to come across your page on Lily. My interest arises from being a distant relation (I am descended from a half-sister of hers). Someone has obviously done a lot of research on her - is it all yours? I and another family member are trying to discover all that we can of the Poulett Harrises. Might I ask if it is all your work?

best wishes

RoryRoryharrow (talk) 11:05, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

I did only a minor technical change on the [Lily Poulett-Harris]] article in June, 2012. Go to the article, and click on "History" and you will see the creator and many other contributors. Happy New Year! --DThomsen8 (talk) 16:06, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks - it refers to a mysterious "Scatcat2009" (but only in red - and now there's no reference to you any more!? Anyway thanks for answering and a Happy New Year to you too.Roryharrow (talk) 19:23, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
User talk:Scatcat2009 wrote most of the article, but hasn't contributed since last November. Try leaving a message on his talk page, since there is no email address. I am still there under 10 June 2012.--DThomsen8 (talk) 19:36, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Consensus on the correct spelling of Dodonpachi[edit]

Hello, you're invited to vote and express your views about this on the discussion topic. Jotamide (talk) 22:03, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

I decline comment on this issue. Sorry.--DThomsen8 (talk) 14:48, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks and a request[edit]

Thanks for reviewing "SILK FACTORY WORKERS AGITATION". I wonder why only the talk page is left behind and article has been replaced by a link which leads to another article.I have of course rewritten that article on Talk:Sheikh Abdullah but I wonder if the page created by me was hacked.Would be grateful if the matter is clarified as a talk page without the accompanying article seems very odd! taffazull (talk) 10:56, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

I reviewed SILK FACTORY WORKERS AGITATION and added talk page information at Talk:SILK FACTORY WORKERS AGITATION. Let me look into this before saying more.--DThomsen8 (talk) 14:58, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

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Hi Dave, This is a reminder that the next GLAM Cafe will be on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. You promised to give a lightning talk! Also, I promised to nudze you to work on your article about Ada Hitchins. See you there, Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 07:42, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Mary, Polish? It doesn't quite fit, but I get the idea. Weather permitting, I will be there.--DThomsen8 (talk) 13:18, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

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You saw something that I did not, and took the appropriate action in moving the article to draft namespace and removing the tags. This article is my first attempt to use draft namespace, and I am still learning about it. This article is part of an event next Tuesday, Wikipedia:GLAM/Bryn Mawr College.--DThomsen8 (talk) 15:44, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Kimberly Wright Cassidy[edit]

Hi Dthomsen8! I agree with your point that cleanup templates don't belong in draft articles, in the same way they don't belong in AFC articles. When I created my edit list in AWB, I merely told AWB to get a list from new articles. The Kimberly Wright Cassidy article, though titled "Draft Kimberly Wright Cassidy" was actually in mainspace. I've since moved it to "Draft:Kimberly Wright Cassidy". I hope that doesn't mess anything up. I've also removed the other cleanup template that was on the page. Since I notice you have far more edits under your belt than I, if I didn't go about this the correct way, I'm all ears for learning. :D Regards, Cyphoidbomb (talk) 15:12, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

You saw something I did not, and you did the right thing to move the article. Thank you. Draft namespace is new, and this is my first attempt at it. --DThomsen8 (talk) 15:45, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
Thumbs up Acknowledged. A good day to you. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 15:59, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
hope you don't mind if i moved to article space. presidents of universities = notability under wp:academic No. 6. Duckduckstop (talk) 18:45, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

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Dave, I've asked if they can restore this as "Ada Hitchins", and offered to work on it. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 22:23, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

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Talk:Marmaray[edit]

Hi! You've added a WP:Bridges tag onto Talk:Marmaray. I'm not sure whether this WP covers tunnels as well because Marmaray is an undersea tunnel and not a bridge. Please recheck and ignore my comment if the WP tag is correct in any case. Best. --CeeGee 09:27, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Tunnels are included with the WikiProject Bridges, see Talk:Tunnel. This is not widely known, and many famous tunnels do not have WikiProject Bridges on their talk pages. Thank you for inquiring, and I am going to make an effort on tunnels I frequently use.--DThomsen8 (talk) 13:42, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for your explanation. Creation of a WP:Tunnels, which can redirect to WP:Bridges, or renaming of the latter to WP:Bridges and Tunnels would be more helpful, if possible. Best. --CeeGee 19:22, 15 April 2014 (UTC)


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Good article review of Toluid Civil War[edit]

Hello, and thank you for reviewing Toluid Civil War. I have responded to your reply on the talk page.--Khanate General talk project mongol conquests 21:04, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Hello again. What's the status on the GA review?--Khanate General talk project mongol conquests 10:17, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Ada Hitchins[edit]

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Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

Gaufre biscuit.jpg for your dilligent, commendable work so far on Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas contributions to the Indian railways! beautiful job cheers ~Helicopter Llama~ 14:43, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

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can you help whit gallery on sukhbaatar inscriptions? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.233.27.115 (talk) 17:56, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

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thanks but i think I do not think it will go and fix that the images are too big? am I wrong? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mehmeett21 (talkcontribs) 18:05, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

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can you write about turkic inscription found in xian china?

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International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets[edit]

I saw your note on the talk page for International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets. If you feel the article is notable, you can remove the prod tag. If the article has been deleted, you can request that it be restored. It is likely, however, that another editor will send the article to AfD. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 23:09, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your timely advice. If the article goes to AfD, notification in three other projects will give better exposure.--DThomsen8 (talk) 23:18, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
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International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you removed the (expired) PROD from this article. While it is not necessary, it is often helpful to other editors if you give a reason for this. I assume you know of reliable sources that show notability for this journal and in that case, it would also be a big help if you could add that to the article. Otherwise the community will have to waste its time if someone takes it to AfD... Thanks. --Randykitty (talk) 19:06, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

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Would you like to check the WZ-122 Main Battle Tank[edit]

I'm not sure if I made mistake in spelling and grammar.I'll appreciate it If you can check it .Thanks.-- パンツァー VI-IIFu7ラジオ❂In the Republic of China 103rd.民國103年 05:39, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done long ago.--DThomsen8 (talk) 07:07, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

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This is Delahays replying to your note about Robert Milligan _ I am going away just now - today - for 5 weeks when I won't be online. You may find stuff in the Barbican Library, but I don't know it and I don't know what you will find. You might get better luck with the Museum of Docklands. For the Forteath links in Jamaica, which will at least tie him to Morayshire contacts other than his wife, - not the key issue, but a start - John Kelly's (PROB 11/1424) will will help a bit but you will need to go to the PRO for it unless you want to stump up for a download - could be the Barbican Library might have online access, BUT... There are a number of Dumfries sources, but it's possible the Barbican has never bothered about them and it may not know where Dumfries is. (This is NOT a joke) As an Englishman normally domiciled in Scotland I find all this maddening, because Milligan's Scottishness is taken for granted in Scotland, rightly. You could try ringing the Dumfries and Galloway archives. You might be lucky. Otherwise, you could do what I did and Google him. And don't stop at Wikipedia. There are Jamaica online sources too. The ScotlandsPeople Database is expensive to use unless you are fairly sure in the first place, and though I have a memory of some Dumfries burgh kin, I can't check for them just now. Family Search is useless for detailed research in Scotland, because ScotlandsPeople, run by DC Thomson for profit has exclusive reproduction rights from the SRO. I'll try and produce more detailed evidence by the end of September. BestDelahays (talk) 08:32, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

This is memory, so don't hold me to it. I THINK that you may get some traction in London if you look for a Jamaica West India merchant called DAVID Milligan who died in the late 1798. This was actually David Milligan of DALSKAIRTH, in Galloway. The Gentleman's Magazine and kindreed publications note his death, but they also mention his widow. If you want to get into ScotlansPeople, it could be that that Dalskairth in the parish of TRAQUAIR, might lead you in a useful direction. There is a PCC Will but the National Archives downloading service is on the blink and I can't access the whole of it. What I can access indicates that it's in the Scottish form, and the bit about sons and property is inaccessible, but it wouldn't have been processed both in Scotland and by the PCC if it didn't have some mention of overseas property. I've sent a complaint, so they might be getting around to fixing it by Tuesday. Best I can do just now.Delahays (talk) 09:34, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, Dalskairth is in TROQUEER parish - not Traquair. It counts as Kircudbrightshire, or did, but it's not far from Dumfries. The only Kirkcudbright 1746 birth of a Robert Milligan on 8 August 1746 was to an innkeeper and his wife, but the witnesses to the baptism were both merchants.- doesn't mean much, but it points in the right direction. The 1756 birth isn't very helpfully registered. Positively the last I can do today, David Milligan says his family was from a FARM at Dalskairth, not Dalskairth house, but it's worth checking on both.Delahays (talk) 09:47, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

You'll need to check this with David Milligan's will, if they can get it to you and with the online source http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alanmilliken/regarde_bien/15.html

but it loks as though I wasn't raving when I remembered David Milligan. this source, run by an alan millken confirms David was Robert's cousin, and left him his fortune after keeping it in trust for his widow. It also places Robert as the son of James Milligan of Dumfried born 19 August 1746, and gives his wife and descendants. This is probably better than pfaffing around in the Barbican Library, and when you do go, it will give you something to go on. I hope I can catch my train now! Good Luck and keep in touch.Delahays (talk) 10:03, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Book[edit]

Hi there, they have the UK edition in London, so that might be an interesting addition since it's more up to date the US English one! I was hoping that there would be a place for book sales at Wikimania but alas I don't think there is. Perhaps the local book shops, such as Blackwells or Waterstone's? -- 96.241.54.204 (talk) 04:31, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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Ipoh[edit]

Hello. We're chatting at Wikimania and it turns out that we have a common interest in Ipoh. FYI, I wrote List of roads in Ipoh and user:yuitsum helped with some photos as she was born there. I'll try to introduce her to you tomorrow. Andrew (talk) 11:26, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

  • We talked about meeting at the London Transport Museum today (Monday). I'll go there about noon but please post on my user page or send email if there's a change of plan. I'll be watching Wikipedia closely as I have a double DYK up on the main page currently. Andrew (talk) 08:25, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
  • I'm tied up at work, alas, and so won't be at the London Transport Museum until about 13:00 (1 pm now). I'll wear the editor hat that you kindly presented me. Andrew (talk) 10:31, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
I must apologize, I am in Forest Gate, and my wife told me not to go without her to anything, so I am at her sister's house all day. I must apologize for not being with you.--DThomsen8 (talk) 12:23, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the update as I'm at the Museum now looking out for you. We could have eaten at Hawksmoor (restaurant), which I have on the front page as the lead DYK right now. Enjoy the article instead and post again, as and when you can get into the centre. Andrew (talk) 12:31, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Would love your feedback on Flow[edit]

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Common knowledge?[edit]

Hi David, it was nice talking to you! The book was reviewed by Forbes and Signpost so far, and mentioned in the Chronicle, as well as in my own op-eds in the Slate, and the Daily Dot. The Polish edition was covered in three largest newspapers in Poland: Gazeta Wyborcza (currently paywalled), Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, and Rzeczpospolita. More reviews should be upcoming. best Pundit|utter 15:17, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Excellent references! I will do a book article at the end of August. You can check it out for me when it is in draft form.--15:51, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

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Nice to meet you David, at WIkimania 2014 and talked about maps! Chippyy (talk) 16:58, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Your contributed article, Rajhan[edit]

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Hello, I noticed that you recently created a new page, Rajhan. First, thank you for your contribution; Wikipedia relies solely on the efforts of volunteers such as you. Unfortunately, the page you created covers a topic on which we already have a page – Rahjan. Because of the duplication, your article has been tagged for speedy deletion. Please note that this is not a comment on you personally and we hope you will continue helping to improve Wikipedia. If the topic of the article you created is one that interests you, then perhaps you would like to help out at Rahjan – you might like to discuss new information at the article's talk page.

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Hello[edit]

Just a quick note so you know who I am! Dave, WormTT(talk) 09:01, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Good to hear from you. I will be in touch with you about deletions, especially template deletions.--DThomsen8 (talk) 15:29, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

REFUND[edit]

Hi Dthomsen8. I've chatted with SPhilbrick (you can see our conversation on his talk page), and have now put the following articles in your userspace: User:Dthomsen8/Cherry Street (Philadelphia), User:Dthomsen8/Locust Street (Philadelphia), User:Dthomsen8/Pine Street (Philadelphia), User:Dthomsen8/Race Street (Philadelphia), User:Dthomsen8/Snyder Avenue and User:Dthomsen8/Spruce Street (Philadelphia).

If you can spend a little time on each, expanding them a bit - I'd suggest a rule of thumb, at least double the size of the text - then no one can say they're not substantially contributed to by you. Another option would be to remove all the text that's there (leaving the layout and images and templates and such) and re-write the article in your own words.

Let me know if you're struggling. Once you've substantially contributed to the articles, feel free to move them to the main space, and then we're all good to go. WormTT(talk) 13:44, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Very nice work with these five streets. Thank you. I am in Iceland until Friday, so I may not do much before then, it depends on my energy in the evening hours. I can add images when I am home, too.--DThomsen8 (talk) 17:35, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

GOCE July drive and August blitz[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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WP Museums description[edit]

Hi. I reverted this edit as these are user descriptions in project space ad were fine as-is. I'm not even sure some were actually wrong. Let me know if any issues, thanks! StarM 23:55, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

All of the AWB changes were capitalizations and correct changes. French instead of french, California instead of california. I am content to leave it as it was.--DThomsen8 (talk) 01:26, 25 August 2014 (UTC)