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Ashton[edit]

Glad to see you pitching in to the biog. Hope I didn't muck up anything you did today. (And what a splendid day it was!) Looking forward to working with you more on Ashton. Best wishes, Tim riley (talk) 21:28, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Just been watching the last half of "Britain's Top 20 Dance Moments" on ITV1 (my mother removed the ITV button from our childhood television, so it is still a guilty pleasure), and there was NO ballet. So, I thought I'd better get back to editing. Today was enormous fun - thank you again. Edwardx (talk) 21:36, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
Chortled at your ITV deprivation – same here. I had to slink round to my great-aunt's house to watch Coronation Street illicitly circa 1961. The Ashton bio needs much work. I can run up a passable first shot, but I'm a ballet ignoramus and all contributions will be desperately needed. Tim riley (talk) 22:16, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
As a schoolboy I had to pretend to have watched The Sweeney and The Professionals, or risk ridicule. I continue to add to your fine work on Ashton. Edwardx (talk) 21:58, 23 June 2013 (UTC)
I've also started an article for Ashton's long-time designer collaborator Sophie Fedorovitch. Edwardx (talk) 11:11, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the assist at A Tragedy of Fashion. I plan to work this up to the point that it qualifies for DYK. There's not far to go now and some good hooks are already apparent. What I'd really like now is a suitable image but I haven't found one yet. Did you see anything at the event? Andrew Davidson (talk) 23:33, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK is a great idea. With that in mind, I've expanded it a bit more. The 2004 BBC article contains a photo that looks to be from the original production. That was in 1926, so should be out of copyright, and I imagine ROH would be happy for us to use it anyway. Edwardx (talk) 10:57, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Half delighted and half puce with envy at your getting to Sophie Fedorovitch before me. Excellent stuff! Tim riley (talk) 22:32, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Well, I'm wholly pleased with your kind words. If you want to help expand the article, she's my first ever nomination as a "Did you know..." Edwardx (talk) 13:12, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Your request about a ballet category[edit]

Hello Edwardx. If you need a category renamed, please use Wikipedia:Categories for discussion. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 23:23, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the heads up on that. Now at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Speedy#Current_nominationsCategories_for_discussion/Speedy#Current_nominations Edwardx (talk) 11:47, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for A Tragedy of Fashion[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 03:08, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

OpenCulture 2013[edit]

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Thanks for your help manning the Wikimedia stand at the OpenCulture conference this week and being one of our ambassadors to the museum community. Jonathan Cardy (WMUK) (talk) 09:45, 5 July 2013 (UTC)
Too kind. It was a most interesting and enjoyable day. Thank you for organising everything. Edwardx (talk) 20:12, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Ashton again[edit]

Thank you for your kind remarks on my talk page. As for poor old Alice Hofmannsthal, she did seem to get into something of a rut! When Dr Johnson called a second marriage "a triumph of hope over experience" he didn't know the half of it! Tim riley (talk) 15:09, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Sophie Fedorovitch[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Sophie Fedorovitch at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! BlueMoonset (talk) 16:37, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your review and helpful guidance. I believe that all of the issues raised have now been addressed, but please do let me know if more work is needed. Edwardx (talk) 20:10, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Andrée Howard[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 08:18, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Re: Croatia–Slovenia border disputes[edit]

I had a suspicion that you were really after that part. The problem with the entire edit was that the removal went too far. That Mura is the border between Prekmurje and Međimurje cannot be contentious, but that specific claim about the cadastre can. The section would have been needlessly gutted if we removed everything between the beginning of the paragraph and the citation-needed tag. --Joy [shallot] (talk) 19:14, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Your latest revision of the text is an improvement over what was there originally. However, including the historical background about Prekmurje and Međimurje (which would be better placed in those two articles) may lead to misunderstandings. This is NOT a dispute over territory, merely a border demarcation issue. Edwardx (talk) 20:13, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Sophie Fedorovitch[edit]

Allen3 talk 00:35, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Ways to improve Ernst Munzinger[edit]

Hi, I'm Yakikaki. Edwardx, thanks for creating Ernst Munzinger!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Interesting article!

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse. Yakikaki (talk) 14:16, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

And thank you for reviewing it so quickly. I've now added links to several other articles, so have removed the orphan tag. Edwardx (talk) 17:04, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Audrey Smith[edit]

Orlady (talk) 08:03, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Leslie Barnett[edit]

I have forwarded the above article to some of the attendees of the recent conference on missing female scientists.

Can you help create an article on Dr. Beryl Rimmer, nee Oughton please? (See her Find-A-Grave entry.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by MartinPacker (talkcontribs) 15:37, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Martin Packer

Delphine Parrott[edit]

As the nominal co-author, please take a look at Template:Did you know nominations/Delphine Parrott which is now being disputed. Andrew Davidson (talk) 08:51, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

@Andrew Davidson: Thanks. I saw that, and I have to agree that your original hook was carefully thought out and it is the best option. I've commented accordingly. Edwardx (talk) 09:10, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Delphine Parrott[edit]

Alex ShihTalk 04:03, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Florence Margaret Durham[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Florence Margaret Durham at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! DoctorKubla (talk) 08:36, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

  • The original hook has been struck; you need to come up with a new hook if the nomination is to proceed. Please visit the nomination page right away to propose an ALT hook. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:46, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
Please revisit this. Thanks! --Orlady (talk) 22:40, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
This nomination could be closed at any minute; it has been marked for rejection since there has been no reply from you despite significant other activity over the past weeks. An immediate response from you might prevent the closure, if you're still interested and act fast. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:23, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Very sorry about this BlueMoonset and Orlady. Alas, I'm struggling to come up with a decent hook. Any help would be most appreciated. I've also got a bit caught up with WLM and other stuff. I can have another look this evening or tomorrow. Edwardx (talk) 11:38, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Okay, I've come up with a new hook. Edwardx (talk) 22:32, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Rakesh Kapoor[edit]

"Following pressure from the Financial Services Authority, Reckitt Benckiser belatedly admitted in October 2012 that in 2010 Kapoor had secured a loan against £6m worth of shares in the company. Such undisclosed loans are considered more likely to distort an executive's behaviour than borrowings that are open and known to all. This issue of executive disclosures rose to prominence in 2008 when Carphone Warehouse co-founder David Ross had to resign after undisclosed use of £201 millon in shares as collateral came to light.[5] The requirement to disclose is to minimise any distortion in executive behaviour."

I believe this paragraph should be deleted for the following reasons:

1. It is inaccurate

  • "Following pressure from the Financial Services Authority" - is untrue. Following an internal review, Reckitt Benckiser (RB) decided that share transactions in 2009-2010 relating to a couple of executives, ie Mr Freddy Caspers and Mr Rakesh Kapoor should have been disclosed to the market. The article suggests that the FSA PRESSURISED RB to disclose the loan, but this was not the case. RB, albeit belatedly, self reported the case to the FSA.

Please see the links below which confirm that RB independently disclosed the loan to the FSA: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/9594781/Reckitt-comes-clean-over-millions-of-pounds-of-directors-share-deals.html (see paragraph 4 and 7) http://www.theguardian.com/business/2012/oct/08/reckitt-boss-pledged-shares-loan-disclosure (see last paragraph)


2. It is misleading - The paragraph draws comparison with the case of David Ross of Carphone Warehouse, which is contextually flawed and misleading to readers. The two cases have important differences:

  • Kapoor's loan was disclosed and approved internally. In failing to report the loan to the FSA, RB has admitted administrative oversight and no wrong doing on Kapoor's part, since it is the company's perogative to inform the FSA
  • Ross, on the other hand, used his shares as collateral without informing the company - this is a breach of the FSA code of conduct

- The two cases are therefore not comparable: one was administrative oversight on part of the company; the other was a failure to abide by the FSA's stipulated conduct (the "Model Code")

3. It is incorrectly placed - The subject of the paragraph is not Kapoor's loan; rather, it is RB's oversight in reporting to the FSA - The paragraph is arguably better placed in Reckitt Benckiser's wiki page and not on Kapoor's

4. It is highly defamatory, and is damaging to Kapoor's reputation - The article does not correctly portray the situation and therefore is damaging to Kapoor from a repetitional standpoint - This paragraph is sensationalist in nature

Please may I request that you/the article author (User:Edwardx) remove the aforementioned paragraph as soon as possible. As an avid user/believer in the core concept and values of Wikipedia, I believe articles should be written as objectively as possible ("an encyclopaedia not a tabloid"), and unfortunately this paragraph leans more towards the tabloid than the encyclopaedia.

And because you ask - yes I am related to Rakesh Kapoor and yes I have very carefully read through Wikipedia's conflict of interest policies. However, all of the arguments placed above are factual (and correctly sourced) and do not present any opinion/value judgement.

ESSARK — Preceding unsigned comment added by Essark10 (talkcontribs) 09:25, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

I have reinstated the content, with revised wording and additonal references. I will also look at adding or possible moving it to the Reckitt Benckiser page, but I'm rather busy today! Edwardx (talk) 09:34, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Edwardx -

So just to shed some more light on this - another RB exec's share dealing - Freddie Caspers were also not disclosed (see prev links I sent).

The issue, therefore, is much more about RB failing to fulfil its obligation, not Kapoor or Caspers. Therefore, this para is totally misplaced on Kapoor's page, and should be moved from Kapoor's to RB's page. Moreover, the revised para is unfair on Kapoor and is damaging to his reputation.

Thanks

ESSARK Essark10 (talk) 10:01, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Edwardx -

As pointed out, the paragraph is totally misplaced on Kapoor's page. The company missed reporting share dealings relating to not just Kapoor, but also Caspers. The company acknowledged it was not Mr Kapoor's fault but an administrative oversight that affected dealings of both individuals. By placing this on Kapoor's page assigns blame to him and is slanderous, unfair and defamatory which is totally wrong.

Please remove this from Mr Kapoors page from immediate effect. I leave it to you to decide if this should be in Reckitt's page, although the content should be presented in a more neutral and objective form versus how it currently reads, which is sensationalist and (in part) off-topic. As an example, something like this is more appropriate:

"Following an internal review, RB belatedly reported to the FSA in Oct 2012 share dealings related to two of its executives: Mr Kapoor and Mr Caspers. In 2010 Kapoor had secured a loan against £7.4m worth of shares in the company. Such undisclosed loans are considered more likely to distort an executive's behaviour than borrowings that are open and known to all. This issue of executive disclosures rose to prominence in 2008 when Carphone Warehouse co-founder David Ross had to resign after undisclosed use of £201 millon in shares as collateral came to light.[5][6]. According to The Daily Telegraph, "A spokesman for the company said the failure to disclose the loans to the market was not the fault of Mr Kapoor who had told the company of the situation. "[7] Mr Kapoor was not a Director of the company at the time he took the loan*.

  • Only appointed CEO on September 2011

Thanks & Regards Essark10 (talk) 14:10, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Elizabeth Press[edit]

Alex ShihTalk 02:03, 11 August 2013 (UTC)


Editathon[edit]

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For helping train newbies at this editathon, I'm drafting a blogpost, but I want to thank you personally for your help that evening Jonathan Cardy (WMUK) (talk) 10:48, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Edwardx by Jonathan Cardy (WMUK) (talk) on 10:48, 13 August 2013 (UTC) for contributions to the UK chapter

James Lovelock[edit]

Hi Edwardx. I spotted that you recently added an archive picture of James Lovelock to the eponymous article. It doesn't have a date with it, and there isn't one associated with the original uploaded file either. I've tried to track down the file's uploader, but I seem to be (inexplicably) drawing a blank there. Anyway, I wondered if you've any idea about the photograph's date? If not, I'm happy to mail the MRC (which appears to be the image's source) to ask them when it's from, but I thought I'd just ask first. Cheers, --PLUMBAGO 08:02, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

@PLUMBAGO I've added several of these MRC-released photos to articles. As you will see here, there are others of Lovelock. I found out about them from the latest edit to the page for an editathon where I was one of the trainers, Wikipedia:WikiProject Women's History/NIMR2013. That edit was by Daria Cybulska (WMUK, so she should be able to point you in the right direction. Yes, dates would enhance the value of the images for our users. Edwardx (talk) 09:14, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
These images were uploaded by an intern from MRC who I believe is finishing this week! But another person from the institution may help - please try FNORMAN@nimr.mrc.ac.uk. Hope that helps. Daria Cybulska (WMUK) (talk) 10:36, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner[edit]

Alex ShihTalk 00:03, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Hackney Empire New Act of the Year for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Hackney Empire New Act of the Year is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hackney Empire New Act of the Year until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Caffeyw (talk) 09:49, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Harriet Law[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Grant Shapps[edit]

Edwardx - as you can see I work on UK and US political figures only (mostly UK). I fact check, bring up to date and/or add any significant information which is missing. I have been contemplating tackling the Shapps page which is in need of some work. It's missing key facts. Looks to have been hijacked somewhat and is in need of tightening up with proper balance achieved. However, before I do anything I wanted to touch base with you because I can see you've been in protacted dispute with an annoying anon user who has been removing large chunks of text without justification and acting in an inappropriate manner. Obviously I accept that you don't have a hold over this page more than me or any other editor, but I do respect your length of service as a wiki editor and didn't want to drop in without communicating with you first. As you'll see from my overall contributions I generally make small, properly researched contributions. I don't generally get involved in disputes. Will continue to work on other biographies and wait a day or two to hear back from you on this one before doing anything. Contribsx (talk) 20:27, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes indeed Contribsx, that article definitely needs work, and your proposed approach sounds excellent. I've no particular view about Grant Shapps, I merely object to the removal of properly cited text (especially when done repeatedly by anonymous editors) without good reason. Edwardx (talk) 11:36, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes agreed! Okay, so this is going to be my general approach. I can see that there is quite a bit of surperflous information in there - for example a very minor report about a stock header image on a Conservative website is turned into a comment about Shapps, whereas it seems highly unlikely that a Party Chairman would have directed which graphic to use on a website page. This clearly doesn't belong in a biography. However, I will also be careful not to remove criticism or negative (cited) comment/stories. This should be a balanced and dispassionate article like all others. I've now read through all the notes on the Shapps talk page. Others have made the observation that this article should not lead off with other aka's as he's no more known by these than JK Rowling is known by her pen name. I'll start with this small amend and it might be helpful if you could assist in making that change if it's argued back and forth. Do you have other tricky British political articles to sort out? Let me know if so and once we've fixed this one we can take a look. Contribsx (talk) 00:26, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Grete Mosheim[edit]

Hello Edwardx, In 2006 you have added "of Hungarian Jewish ancestry" to the article. Have you got any source for the Hungarian connection? I could track the (Jewish) Mosheim family back to 1750 in the area of Gießen in Germany, but without without any hint of Hungarian descent.Morinox (talk) 15:40, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Good question! Her 1936 passport [1] is Hungarian, so that's probably the source of that information. Perhaps she was issued this passport as she was married at that time to Oskar Homolka, who was of Austro-Hungarian ancestry. Although there was a significant German minority in Hungary, the more I think about it Mosheim was never Hungarian. So, "of German Jewish ancestry" would be better. Thanks. Edwardx (talk) 16:48, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
I think you are right and I intend to change the article accordingly.
Nevertheless, I am somewhat intrigued by that passeport. It shows a validity of only one year and gives as "domicile" Budapest, where none of the couple appear to have ever lived. I imagine it is a kind of passport of convenience in difficult times which they somehow managed to get hold of.
I am trying to contact the passportland website for further information. Morinox (talk) 14:49, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK demo[edit]

Following our chat, I have made a start on showing Leutha the ropes at DYK, nominating his article John Winter (royalist). Please feel free to join in as it's quite a good topic. Andrew Davidson (talk) 22:58, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Andrew - great work! Done a little minor copyediting, but have since been caught up with Wiki Loves Monuments. Edwardx (talk) 09:17, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Edits to listed building pages[edit]

Just one observation: why not put the address in the Location field? That's where I'd expect it to be. - Jarry1250 [Vacation needed] 00:02, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Good point - I will endeavour to do that in future. Edwardx (talk) 09:17, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Ham House[edit]

Hi Edwardx - Just to let you know that I've rolled back your recent edit to Ham House as the image link was broken. Have another go :) --19:33, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Florence Margaret Durham[edit]

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DYK for Florence Margaret Durham[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:06, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Royal Society[edit]

Good to see you at the Mall the other day and I see you've been following up. My crew here got several articles done on Ada Lovelace Day itself and I've been following up by nominating them for DYK. One good tip which I noticed another editor doing is putting a comment to mark the article as being associated with this push - see October 15. I suggest that you look at these first when doing QPQ reviews so we can help each other progress them. My own effort was Mrs. Cannon but I haven't nominated that yet as I'll need to do a QPQ myself.

Hope to see you tomorrow ...

Andrew Davidson (talk) 19:00, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Andrew, thank you for your kind words. I was hoping to do some DYK stuff today, but alas I'm having to prepare for a meeting with my accountant tomorrow morning. Anyway, I will certainly be at Conway Hall tomorrow evening. Edwardx (talk) 21:40, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Autopatrolled[edit]

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Hi Edwardx, I just wanted to let you know that I have added the autopatrolled right to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! —Tom Morris (talk) 18:13, 17 October 2013 (UTC)


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Conflicting birth dates[edit]

Hi, according to the Sara Hennell article, she was born on both 22 November and 23 November. I'm guessing that 22 is correct, but I don't have access to the Oxford reference so I can't check it myself. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 01:48, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. Funnily enough, it was the one instance of 23, not the four of 22 that was correct. All sorted now. Edwardx (talk) 09:13, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
Ah, well, I'm glad I asked rather than "fixing" the one that didn't agree with the others. Thanks for taking care of it. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 09:23, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

DYK noms[edit]

Wanted to give you a heads up that some of your DYK noms failed due to not meeting gen2. Not sure if there's anything you can do right now, but wanted to let you know for the future. I am no longer watching this page—whisperback if you'd like a response czar  19:46, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. I think that they were created as a result of editathons, so perhaps I wanted to sneak them in in good time to meet the 5 day deadline. I will attempt to address your entirely valid concerns over the next few days! Edwardx (talk) 19:49, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png You deserve more than one, fellow: [2]. Awesome retort. smile cyclopiaspeak! 18:28, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your kind words. Edwardx (talk) 18:55, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Joanne Chory[edit]

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Thank you for all your hard work on so many DYKs. I think I've addressed all the issues on this one, and will move on to the others tomorrow! Edwardx (talk) 23:15, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Barbara Hohn[edit]

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All issues dealt with and QPQ review done. Edwardx (talk) 16:22, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
Take another look, when you have a chance? czar  14:30, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Please note: do not respond here; it's your responsibility to reply on the nomination template if you want reviewers to see it. This nomination is on the verge of closing as unsuccessful due to lack of response since November 3. BlueMoonset (talk) 20:42, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Francesca Happé[edit]

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Thank you. Issues now dealt with. Edwardx (talk) 16:56, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

pic crop[edit]

Thank you for approving Wilfred Byng Kenrick. I never cropped a pic so far, how do I do it? Did you look at the talk? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 02:27, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Kathleen Garman[edit]

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Ada's Angel Award[edit]

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Thank you for all of the effort you put into the Ada Lovelace events in October 2013. This is an award for coordinating the events in UK and for inspiring people to join the edit-a-thons --Daria Cybulska (WMUK) (talk) 14:01, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Charlotte Murchison[edit]

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Close paraphrasing and copyvio at DYK[edit]

Hey Edwardx—I've reviewed a few of your DYK noms and some were later checked by an admin to have close paraphrasing or copyvio issues, which have already been mentioned to you. I try to be thorough, and I noticed that this is a recurring issue in your noms/work (Template:Did you know nominations/Sheila Bird, Template:Did you know nominations/Sara Hennell, Template:Did you know nominations/Rose Laure Allatini, Template:Did you know nominations/Lydia Shackleton, Template:Did you know nominations/Florence Yeldham). Is there any way I can help address this so we can both use our time more effectively? czar  16:00, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

I have to agree with this: not introducing copyvios is very important. If I can find a few hours this week, I'll try and go through all the articles Edwardx has created and check to make sure there aren't more close paraphrasing/copyvio issues. —Tom Morris (talk) 21:12, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Lydia Shackleton[edit]

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  • Thank you. I have responded there. Edwardx (talk) 21:48, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Lydia Shackleton[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Kathleen Garman[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for 4 Cheyne Walk[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Sorry I didn't get back to you, I really didn't think I could add anything :( That's some fine sleuthing though! I've got some a collection of redlinked historic London houses at the bottom of my newness page. It would be great to trawl through them with you. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 12:40, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
That's fine, and as you suggest, the article is quite fulsome. I'll look at your list for something to work together on. The next one awaiting a DYK nom is 15 Cheyne Walk. Edwardx (talk) 14:06, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Your DYK nomination of 15 Cheyne Walk[edit]

Hi, the maximum allowed length of a DYK hook is 200 characters, but the one you supplied is 266, excluding "(pictured)" which doesn't count. The hook will have to be edited or replaced with a shorter one. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 10:28, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. I've edited it down to 191 characters. Edwardx (talk) 13:34, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your excellent work on London houses. Keep up the good work! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:40, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

BTW if you're interested in country houses in wider England there's a list of demolished houses in here which I eventually intended adding to List of country houses in the United Kingdom and ploughing through. It's a good place to start and find houses I find.♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:41, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! I recall that I've added one or two things to that List of country houses in the United Kingdom, and I'll try to add more. I'm enjoying writing these historic house articles, at least up to DYK standard, so I'm likely to become a regular in this field. Taking photos of houses near me in Chelsea in September's competition was what really got me started, so I'll probably focus on ones that are still there for now anyway... Edwardx (talk) 21:55, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of West House (Chelsea)[edit]

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Thanks, I've addressed the issues there. Edwardx (talk) 09:38, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 15 Cheyne Walk[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:49, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your great DYK work over the last few days. I've got stuck in WIndsor Great Park, where I've found a thousand historic houses without articles. Royal Lodge is worth effort, and I created the Royal Chapel of All Saints t'other day. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 13:50, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
Is this house not listed? [3] Gareth E Kegg (talk) 23:49, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
When I saw it, I though it must be listed, as it looks very old, but is only early 20th century, so perhaps not. And a mere £25 million. Bit more here: [4] Edwardx (talk) 00:01, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
I can't believe what I just found next door to Windsor Court...The equally ungoogleable but even more historic Shelley's Cottage! [5] Gareth E Kegg (talk) 00:24, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
I challenge you to find a larger London house lacking an article than Inverforth House :) Gareth E Kegg (talk) 03:02, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 22 Parkside[edit]

Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 15:47, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Garden Corner[edit]

Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 03:03, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Swan House (Chelsea Embankment)[edit]

Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 14:48, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Recent uncited additions to Chiswick[edit]

Thank you for your recent additions to Chiswick. However I note that the claim that "most" of the historic pubs in Chiswick are listed buildings is very broad and uncited. I suggest we replace "most" with "some", and that a citation be provided for each pub. Adding claims to an existing paragraph appears misleadingly to the reader to imply that the claims fall within the existing citation, so it is a practice best avoided at all times. I'll mark up the article accordingly. All the best, Chiswick Chap (talk) 18:39, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Sloppy editing on my part. More haste, less speed. Thanks for your improvement. I've added refs for all three. I've also started a page for the architect Nowell Parr‎, who was active in Chiswick and Brentford. Edwardx (talk) 19:04, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
Super, thank you. Chiswick Chap (talk) 19:07, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

fixed error Victuallers (talk) 11:41, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. I've only added Wikidata once, so far, but plan to do more. Edwardx (talk) 12:22, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

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inspired by this - you could do the same

DYK for Malplaquet House[edit]

Harrias talk 12:03, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Nowell Parr[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:03, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

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Nomination of Doe B for deletion[edit]

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  • Thanks. Probably my least favourite sort of music, but he does appear to be notable enough, so I've added my "keep" to the debate. Edwardx (talk) 13:31, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

West House (Chelsea) DYK[edit]

Hi Edwardx. I left some additional comments at the DYK nom. Best regards. Δρ.Κ. λόγοςπράξις 11:31, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Thank you. I have responded on the DYK nom page. Edwardx (talk) 18:00, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Robert Pearsall (architect)[edit]

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Thanks[edit]

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Thanks :)

 Gurumoorthy Poochandhai  23:22, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for West House (Chelsea)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:03, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Sheila Bird[edit]

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  • Thank you for letting me know. Alas, the article itself was deleted two minutes later, and I was unable to address the alleged copyvio. I will raise this with User:Anthony Bradbury, as it was he who did the deletion. Edwardx (talk) 18:41, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Robert Pearsall (architect)[edit]

Allen3 talk 10:45, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Voice of the Listener & Viewer[edit]

Hello Edwardx,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Voice of the Listener & Viewer for deletion, because it's too short to identify the subject of the article.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Rudra john cena (talk) 11:12, 24 January 2014 (UTC)


Malcolm Quantrill's place of death[edit]

Many thanks for cleaning up the page on Malcolm Quantrill I just coined a few hours ago! I'm hoping to add more in the next day or two. However, you have removed the place of his death. I see the old system of placing place of birth and death on the first line is hardly in use these days. But without a picture, it does not yet seem worth adding an infobox. So where to place the fact he died in College Station) Texas? Seems such a simply stupid question - you've complicated it ;) --TTKK (talk) 19:33, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Oops, didn't mean to complicate matters, but I can now see that I have. Yes, the WP:MOS advises against birth and death place on the first line, unless it really is a defining factor in someone's life. So, I've added an infobox. A photo would be nice. Edwardx (talk) 21:51, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Sally Gilmour[edit]

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Thank you. I have replied there. Edwardx (talk) 17:34, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Peter Austin[edit]

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Thank you for you helpful comments, all now addressed on the nominations page. Edwardx (talk) 17:57, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks.--Peter I. Vardy (talk) 18:20, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Peter Austin[edit]

Orlady (talk) 18:57, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you[edit]

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Thanks for creating so many articles about London pubs, and the exhaustive research that you have carried out in the process! Philafrenzy (talk) 22:57, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given by Philafrenzy (talk) 22:57, 7 February 2014 (UTC) on 7 February 2014
  • Thank you kindly. There are still plenty of listed or otherwise notable pubs in London and elsewhere waiting for articles... Edwardx (talk) 14:12, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes, and thanks for the work on the Hare and Billet too. And here's a link to the viewstats tool. We should try it with a list of pubs to see which gets the most hits... Andrew (talk) 00:03, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

  • I'd just created "My favs" as a list of all the articles I've created, and now I'm wondering what article could be started that would be more popular than "Swiss passport". I'll think about a pubs list too. Edwardx (talk) 00:10, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Sally Gilmour[edit]

Orlady (talk) 22:40, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Flask, Highgate for deletion[edit]

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  • I've fixed the article - entirely straightforward and took less than five minutes. That would have been a better use of your time than starting an AfD. Edwardx (talk) 23:10, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Hare and Billet[edit]


Feline-focused message of appreciation[edit]

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Dear Edward, I'm afraid I'll have to wait until I am not at work to create my own award for you... in the meantime, I hope you'll be content with a small off-the-shelf cat. Thank you SO MUCH for your kindness and generosity and bags of help at last night's Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at the Royal Society. I learned so much from you in such a short time, and you were incredibly kind and patient. I am determined to put the things you've taught me into practice... and I will have a nose around the many pages you've created (I see you like London pubs- have you been to the Pride of Spitalfields? It's well worth a visit!). I've looked at the German silent movie star's page, by the way - number one on your list - and smiled as I remembered your anecdote about WL:OVERLINKING! Thank you so much once again. Karen (9frm)

9frm (talk) 09:53, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Your DYK nomination of The Flask, Highgate[edit]

Hi, the maximum allowed length of a DYK hook is 200 characters, but the one you supplied is 220, excluding "(pictured)" which doesn't count. The hook will have to be edited or replaced with a shorter one. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 23:53, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your kind guidance. I have rephrased the hook to fall under the 200 character limit. Edwardx (talk) 00:11, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes, the length is fine now. And, as an added bonus, I think the hook reads better now too. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 00:29, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Agreed - the revised hook is definitely "hookier". Edwardx (talk) 01:00, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

FYI, I've just nominated the Upper Flask, which I came across while looking into this. We just need to get The Flask, Hampstead done too for a hat-trick! Philafrenzy has done good work getting that started but it needs another push to get it up DYK level too. I'll try to find some time for that myself tomorrow... Andrew (talk) 01:12, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Andrew, it's all quite amusing - a trio of flasks. I'll endeavour to fit that into tomorrow's schedule too, for the final DYK. Edwardx (talk)
  • It's good to see it all come together. Thanks for getting the DYK done and I've gotten around to chipping in with what I have from London's Best Pubs - a book which I picked up to help with these topics. And so to bed... Andrew (talk) 23:58, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
  • 7 March was the 5 day deadline, and I just about managed to scrape enough together for the 1500 characters. Thank you for your contribution. Edwardx (talk) 09:55, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of The Flask, Hampstead[edit]

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  • Thank you. All issues have now been addressed there. Edwardx (talk)

Reference Errors on 14 March[edit]

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Fixed soon afterwards by BattyBot. Edwardx (talk) 10:34, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Jocelyn Hay[edit]

Thank you for the new article Victuallers (talk) 08:03, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Paula Hinton[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Paula Hinton[edit]

Sorry I could not get back to you on this until now as for the past week I have had no internet connection. Thanks for you work on Paula Hinton. I see that thanks to @Victuallers the article made DYK anyway.--Ipigott (talk) 11:53, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

  • That's fine - no reply was needed anyway. As you say, @Victuallers kindly did the DYK nom. My appreciation goes out to both of you. Edwardx (talk) 12:28, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for The Flask, Hampstead[edit]

Well, thank you for the article Victuallers (talk) 16:02, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for doing the DYK Edward. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:19, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Frieda Robscheit-Robbins[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Sam Peffer[edit]

There has to be a DYK in this one for his James Bond covers, if you would care to construct it. How about "DYK that James Bond artist Sam Peffer also did the artwork for Swedish Nympho Slaves? Philafrenzy (talk) 01:52, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

If that doesn't get people clicking I don't know what will! Pity there is no article for the Swedish film. Philafrenzy (talk) 17:44, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
I've looked into creating one, but alas there is too little to go on. Edwardx (talk) 19:29, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Sam Peffer[edit]

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  • Thanks. I've answered on the template page. Edwardx (talk) 23:56, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Jan van Beers (artist)[edit]

Thanks for this Victuallers (talk) 16:57, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Ross McEwan[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Ross McEwan at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Hirolovesswords (talk) 03:17, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you - I have replied there. Edwardx (talk) 10:18, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Ross McEwan[edit]

Thank you for your help Victuallers (talk) 08:02, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/The Flask, Highgate[edit]

Hello! Could you please just check this again? PanydThe muffin is not subtle 15:04, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've commented on the template page. Edwardx (talk) 22:25, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
State exactly what hook you want Edward as there is now no doubt at all that the ritual took place there.. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:40, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I've replied there. I was with two London brewers earlier and one swore on the horns last year in Highgate. Only discovered that because I asked the other brewer if that was how he choose his brewery name - By the Horns Brewing Co. However, it was derived from the phrase "taking the bull by the horns". Edwardx (talk) 23:11, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
I assume not at The Flask. I admire your dedication to Wikipedia. All this research must be exhausting. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:26, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Putney, not even Highgate. Yes, the things I do for Wikipedia (although free beer may have been a contributing factor). Edwardx (talk) 23:39, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Sam Peffer[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:02, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for The Salisbury, Covent Garden[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Gerd Larsen[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Anthony Minoprio[edit]

Thanks for starting his article! I will try to expand at some point, with regard to his work in Crawley. Hassocks5489 (Floreat Hova!) 22:16, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Bumped into Minoprio by chance when starting the article on Fairacres, Roehampton, which I photographed at the weekend. Yet another serendipitous Wikipedia discovery. As we're 2/3 of the way there already, it should be easy enough to expand to DYK standard. You're most welcome to join me for a co-credit. Edwardx (talk) 22:22, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
That looks very like some of the 1930s mansion blocks down here in Hove! I have come up with a potential DYK hook, so I'll do some expansion over the next couple of days and submit jointly for DYK when I've got as far as I can, if that's OK. Hassocks5489 (Floreat Hova!) 22:51, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
That sounds fine to me, as I'm trying to work up two other DYKs and haven't had any hook ideas yet for this one. Edwardx (talk) 23:07, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
He's on the nominations page now with a couple of hooks (another one occurred to me last night). Hassocks5489 (Floreat Hova!) 12:33, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Both are good, but I'd guess that the first is likely to get more hits, and is therefore preferable. I've just created a category for his buildings, even if there are only three entries so far.Edwardx (talk) 12:39, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for The Flask, Highgate[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

32 DYK[edit]

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Thank you for expanding our knowledge about international personalities in a vast field of the arts, architecture, business, choreography, dance, you name it, and not to forget breweries and pubs! Cheers, hoping for more, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:37, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for you kind appreciation. More will surely follow... Edwardx (talk) 17:53, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Could you expand your medal for Andy a bit, and sign? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:00, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, that was a rather poor effort! Thank you for the gentle nudge. Edwardx (talk) 18:07, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Great work! I've loved reading your missives on London's mad public and private houses. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 19:14, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Leonard Wyburd[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Leonard Wyburd at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 00:16, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Thanks - answered at the nom page. Edwardx (talk) 10:51, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
Have you got a Westminster library card? You don't have to be in that borough. Allows you to access all sorts of great electronic resources from home, like The Times archive. https://www.westminster.gov.uk/online-resources-a-z-list Philafrenzy (talk) 13:53, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
No, but I should, as I'm a member of libraries in four other boroughs. But, I do have a Wellcome Library card, which gives me access to The Times archive, if I can remember where I put it! I'm trying to get your Gordon Smith up to DYK level. Also Walter Rye and Kristīne Opolais, if you're interested in either. Edwardx (talk) 14:01, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
I have to get my free paper from you know where now before they close, but I will look later. Philafrenzy (talk) 14:08, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
I have added the full obit from the London Philatelist for Smith to the talk page. You might be able to make something of either the rowing or freemasonry (if you can understand it) or possibly that he had a per-eminent collection of stamps of South Australia. Might be popular with people from those climes. Philafrenzy (talk) 16:36, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Popped out to a boat race art studio party. I'll put together a DYK nom later today or tomorrow. Edwardx (talk) 19:05, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
Actually, it seems that Smith may have rowed in the boat race in the 1880s according to The Times. I don't know if you can access their archive but there is plenty of rowing stuff from the 1880s there. I don't have time to go through it now but DYK could be ...that Gordon Smith who rowed for Cambridge in the University Boat Race also formed the greatest collection of the stamps of South Australia of his time. (all needs checking) Pity to just miss the race itself. Philafrenzy (talk) 15:00, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
I've found my Wellcome Library card, but it may not be needed. I've checked the List of Cambridge University Boat Race crews, but he is not to be found. I'll probably go with something philatelic... Edwardx (talk) 20:12, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Did he row for the University, just not in the boat race? If so you have a double barreled rowing and philatelic hook. I warn you, I may not be able to find a picture of a South Australia stamp owned by Smith, though I do now have his own image. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:22, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Or "rowed at Henley" ? Philafrenzy (talk) 20:25, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
How about "...that Gordon Smith was a rower, mathematician, barrister, army major, leading freemason and had the finest collection of the unused stamps of South Australia?" Edwardx (talk) 21:06, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Cool! Polymath! "...that Victorian polymath Gordon Smith was a rower, mathematician, barrister, army major, leading freemason and formed the finest collection of the stamps of South Australia of his day?" Is polymath too strong? Philafrenzy (talk) 21:15, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm fine with polymath. I'll go with that and see what happens. Now I have to find a DYK to review. Edwardx (talk) 21:22, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Leonard Wyburd[edit]

Thanks from me and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 16:02, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

re: Yuhui Choe[edit]

Thanks for the note - it definitely seems unlikely that the image is the uploader's own work. I've tagged it for deletion at Commons and struck it from the DYK nom. Thanks for letting me know! 97198 (talk) 10:28, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

And thank you for doing that. Great image, and I would have loved to have seen it on the front page. Alas, too good to be true. Edwardx (talk) 10:35, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, it would've been a great image! For what it's worth, I also removed a paragraph from the article which looks like it was lifted directly from here. 97198 (talk) 10:38, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
As that copyvio was from the same contributor as the image, it is reasonable to infer that the probability of the image being the uploader's own work is very close to zero. Thanks again. Edwardx (talk) 10:45, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
That's what I thought too. Should be good now though! 97198 (talk) 10:51, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Frans van der Lugt[edit]

I appreciate your help with the DYK nom and the article. It's at almost 8000 views already. Drmies (talk) 04:32, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

8000 already is most impressive. My contribution was very modest, and your appreciation is most kind. Yes, Frans van der Lugt is in Prep Area 1, along with "my" Yuhui Choe. Edwardx (talk) 09:54, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Yuhui Choe[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 02:21, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Stamp shows[edit]

You won't get much DYK material out of these. I am just gap filling. I will try to do something more interesting soon. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:12, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Indeed. And very thin pickings with my minor film actors and most of the pubs. Edwardx (talk) 22:47, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Anthony Minoprio[edit]

slakrtalk / 16:13, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Bull's Eyes[edit]

If I expand it further, what about DYK that Dr. Hugo Goeggel had one of the largest collections of Brazilian Bull's Eyes ever formed? Philafrenzy (talk) 21:21, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

807/1500 characters of the way there. I'll see what else I can find. Your hook idea is good; perhaps it would get more clicks without "Brazilian"? Edwardx (talk) 22:05, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
I don't mind but Brazilian raises the question what is different about bull's eyes in Brazil? Which makes it even weirder. I have the Corinphila auction catalogue so should easily be able to expand it further shortly. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:47, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Incidentally, it's brilliant that he is a Dr. too isn't it? Ties in nicely with the eyeball thing. It's all a bit "Boys from Brazil" and weird experiments at secret camps. He sounds German too. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:53, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
I've reconsidered and am inclined to agree with you that it does sound better with "Brazilian". It's difficult to evaluate objectively, when you already know what they really are. And the Dr and German sounding name all help... Edwardx (talk) 23:06, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
...that Olympic rower Dr. Hugo Goeggel had one of the largest collections of Brazilian Bull's Eyes ever formed? Philafrenzy (talk) 01:22, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Very good. A bit more research, and he'll be another polymath. Another 276 characters and I'll start the DYK process. Edwardx (talk) 08:35, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Expanded from the bio in the catalogue. In top philately it helps to own 1/3rd of a $700M company. I need to establish the hook more later then you are good to go. Philafrenzy (talk) 13:45, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
You never told me about your company! Article is coming along very nicely. Bit busy with "real life" today. Edwardx (talk) 14:08, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
You mean my holding in Royal Mail obviously. Is my 0.000000000001% holding a conflict of interest that I need to declare? Philafrenzy (talk) 14:50, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
...that Olympic rower Dr. Hugo Goeggel sold his award-winning collection of Brazilian Bull's Eyes for over $1 million? Couldn't cite that it was the best or largest collection, tho it probably was, but can cite the money. Over to you. Philafrenzy (talk) 01:48, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Finally found some WP time. DYK nom done! Edwardx (talk) 21:48, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Great, thanks! Philafrenzy (talk) 21:52, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, another philatelist for the front page. Edwardx (talk) 21:55, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Well stamp collectors are a special breed. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:07, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Keta Lagoon[edit]

Keta Lagoon is the page I mentioned at the meet up. Wikimedia Ghana are getting involved in Wiki Loves Earth 2014 in May 2014, so there is potential for more photos. Do you think this has potential for a good article or featured article? (I shall also drop a note on Philafrenzy's talk page. 11:13, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

It certainly looks long enough, and there are plenty of references. As you say, it could do with more images. I've never been involved in the GA process, so I'm not sure that I could give any meaningful advice. How about User:Johnbod, as he has several GA credits? Edwardx (talk) 11:47, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Gordon Smith (philatelist)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 10:33, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Kristīne Opolais[edit]

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DYK for Hugo Goeggel[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:32, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

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All-Hall[edit]

Thanks for starting the Goldsmiths' Hall, I've just created Broderers' Hall and I'll DYK'em today. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 09:34, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Great work. My WP time is mostly spent on content creation, London buildings (especially pubs) and people. Your plan to improve coverage of all the livery halls is an excellent one, and I'll try to get involved. There will no doubt be much of past and present interest to uncover. And I imagine that most of them are within walking distance of Wikimania, so that's another reason to do it sooner rather than later. Edwardx (talk) 12:51, 22 April 2014 (UTC)