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DYK for Pat McDonagh (fashion designer)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:53, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Edward Hatton (surveyor)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:13, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Oedipus and the Sphinx[edit]

There's this which has a great free image and a nice Napoleon link (but not that Napoleon). Also potentially this: William H. Herriman though not as interesting. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:45, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

More great work. Had a quick look and the painting is surely worth a DYK. Probably Herriman too. No internet here for best part of two days, so I've work to do first. Edwardx (talk) 10:57, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
I hope you made the best of your enforced Wikibreak. They tell me there is a whole world outside of cyberspace but I think this is real and that is made up. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:06, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Armand Point[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 18:44, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Charles Gauthier[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 02:28, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Atkinsons of London[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:33, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Hitler[edit]

It's nice of The Lady to make clear that Hitler wasn't solely responsible for the decline of that Bumblebee, particularly since he tried to bomb their offices during the war. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:14, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Seems like they know how to bear a grudge (wrong joke, bear's grease hook due tomorrow). Not done a Hitler hook before. Also just done Sergent Blandan and New Burlington Street, where I've given two choices. As always, tweaks and ALTs are welcome. Edwardx (talk) 23:33, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Dave Goulson[edit]

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Oedipus and the Sphinx[edit]

Too late? Philafrenzy (talk) 23:35, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Nominated just in time! Edwardx (talk) 23:50, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Brill. Pity to waste it. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:52, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Indeed. That's what the list at the top of my userpage is for, but it only works if I actually add a note of the article, which I failed to do for this one. Anyway, I'm quite pleased with my effort, as hopefully people will click on it wanting to know the answer to the riddle. Edwardx (talk) 23:56, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm sure they will. There is Moire and Herriman, to neither of which much can be added, and possibly Maitland Armstrong if I can expand it enough. Thought he was a minor diplomat - turns out to be a giant of stained glass design. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:02, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of New Burlington Street[edit]

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DYK for Prawn cocktail, steak and Black Forest gateau[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 16:02, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikilink of Fred Hayman from Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden removed[edit]

Hello. Please note that an editor has removed the entire list of donors to the Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden twice. Please see our discussion on the talkpage if interested.Zigzig20s (talk) 08:25, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Alas, as Wikipedia is meant to be a summary of human knowledge, the list of donors is of very minor significance. I can't think of a strong argument to support adding it back into the article. The editor who has removed it is an experienced admin, and whilst anyone can be wrong, his/her actions seem not unreasonable. Edwardx (talk) 10:40, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
But is entirely privately funded; it is ON the monument; and those are not random people at all...This baffles me.Zigzig20s (talk) 11:45, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Oedipus and the Sphinx[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 10:47, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for New Burlington Street[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 10:48, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

John Crittle[edit]

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That is indeed so, as that is my starting point. But, I'm now altering and expanding it, so it will soon be rather less similar. Edwardx (talk) 12:54, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Dave Goulson[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 11:32, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Sergent Blandan[edit]

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  • Answered on nom page. Edwardx (talk) 08:40, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Sergent Blandan[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 10:47, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Fred Hayman[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 11:02, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Coordinates[edit]

Hi, can you try to find the coordinates for the streets so people can check out on google? I just added them to Chiswell Street. Try googling it and wikimapia which often has coordinates. If not, find it on google maps and locate it on here and click Bing maps with labels.♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:36, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've just added some to Whitecross Street, London. I'm trying to improve our coverage of streets around the Barbican Centre in time for Wikimania! Edwardx (talk) 22:46, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Coverage of any London streets in general is always a good thing! Keep up the good work!♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:30, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Maps[edit]

We seem to lack a map showing the fine detail of the City of London boundaries. There are these:

Philafrenzy (talk) 06:25, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Good point. Looking at City of London, the outline map there is only of value to show the 1994 changes. Something better is needed. Thanks for the maps - Cowcross Street needs one too. Edwardx (talk) 18:46, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Cowcross is done. As for the City of London, unfortunately, actually creating new maps like that is beyond my abilities. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:27, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Beech Street[edit]

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  • It would be helpful if you could provide a more specific reason - for "road notability guidelines", all I can find is a failed proposal. Edwardx (talk) 10:52, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • It's here: WP:GEOROAD which basically says it's just the usual criteria of general notability. The answer is to include the historical stuff even for a stub. There can't be many London streets where there isn't plenty of material. Even the least promising ones I have done have been quite expandable. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:09, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks. Old books and such - we just have dig a little deeper sometimes. The other streets have been un-PRODed now. Fann Street Foundry will get a DYK nom, and maybe a few of the streets... Edwardx (talk) 12:16, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Exactly, not inherently notable. We might think (and know intuitively) that they are, but it's not obvious to other people. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:23, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Are you going for a world record on the longest talk page ever? Philafrenzy (talk) 12:37, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Was that a hint? I've archived to end 2013. Might do first half of 2014 too. Edwardx (talk) 13:02, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for André Mellerio[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:47, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Chiltern Firehouse[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:48, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

5027 hits! I knew a great hook when I saw it! You and Philafrenzy are doing great work! Yoninah (talk) 18:39, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Thank you Yoninah for your kind words. Credit for that hook goes to Philafrenzy - it is indeed a fine one. Scientology is at least good for something! Edwardx (talk) 19:08, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes, thank you, though I think the real credit goes to Britta Jaschinski of Time Out. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:30, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Marty Breslau[edit]

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DYK for Homage to Cézanne[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:37, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Thanks for reviewing Prawn cocktail, steak and Black Forest gateau, Edwardx.

Unfortunately NearEMPTiness has just gone over this page again and unreviewed it. Their note is:

I propose to use a photograph more traditional prawn cocktail from the 1980ies. This one looks 21st century to me.

To reply, leave a comment on NearEMPTiness's talk page.

I would also prefer such a photo. Alas, I Couldn't find anything suitable on Commons when I last edited the article (I was the article creator, not the reviewer). Edwardx (talk) 09:00, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for John Crittle[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 06:57, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

You have created a lot of articles recently but put none in the DYK queue? Philafrenzy (talk) 23:10, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've added four more - deadline for each is 22 July. They are all at least somewhat interesting people. Will do the Fann Street Foundry nom later today. John Crittle had 4500 hits yesterday. Edwardx (talk) 10:42, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
I assume you are aware of this: https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Wikimania_2014_London_Guidebook which does not seem to go down below district level. Streets might be a good focus over the next month? Philafrenzy (talk) 11:14, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, corner of Whitecross and Errol Streets, before you ask. Made a few corrections earlier today. Having looked for Oxford Street, as far as I can see, there's not a single London street article on Wikivoyage. Maybe it's not something they do, and people will look WP anyway? Alas, I know little about how Wikivoyage works. Edwardx (talk) 13:09, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
You will have to give me the question as well as the answer. There might be options to link between Wikipedia and Wikivoyage. It might be worth raising with the steering group at WMUK. Wikivoyage seems quite developed, at least for London. Philafrenzy (talk) 13:15, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
The question was, "Where is the nearest Waitrose? As for WP and WV, see: Wikivoyage:Cooperating_with_Wikipedia My best guess is that we should continue to start and develop articles on the nearby streets on WP. Most people are more likely to use WP than WV anyway. Edwardx (talk) 13:30, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
Ah, I have no need of directions, I just follow the posh-scruffy people. You can't miss them with their wrinkled chinos. Indeed, WP for the detailed street articles. Philafrenzy (talk) 13:59, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Milo Moiré[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 04:11, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Ganton Street[edit]

Has a giant plug and socket. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:20, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

And Lady Jane (boutique) may interest you. (I didn't know about the saucier aspects of the shop when I started the article, honestly!) Philafrenzy (talk) 01:09, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Fine work. London '60s fashion is proving to be a rich seam of entertaining content. I've added both to my DYK noms list, and forsee giant plug and socket and models changing in the window hooks. Or perhaps, Lady Jane led to Sweet Fanny Adams and Pussy Galore, as an ALT. Edwardx (talk) 10:48, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
"Lady Jane led to Sweet Fanny Adams and Pussy Galore" - genius - most clickable hook ever. I note Milo Moire did 10,000. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:56, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Bear's grease[edit]

This looks good but I have commented on the hook at the nomination. Andrew (talk) 09:14, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I'm trying to expand my range in article creation. I've replied on the nom page. Edwardx (talk) 10:50, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

50 Carnaby Street[edit]

Was the home of (at least) three notable clubs. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:51, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Nice. Added to my DYK nom list. Edwardx (talk) 21:19, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
The Roaring Twenties await your attention. I wouldn't be surprised if there were more as there are some big gaps there. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:58, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for William H. Herriman[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:29, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Common (film)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:43, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Google books auto-formatter[edit]

http://reftag.appspot.com/ Huge time-saver. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:00, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Very timely reminder - it now features on one of my slides for tomorrow's ICA feminist film editathon. Edwardx (talk) 21:26, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Essential, however, to compare the auto-completed details and the actual book in the window. Often the publisher, year etc differ. It is the one we are looking at on screen that we should be using in our refs. I have been meaning to mention it to you! Philafrenzy (talk) 21:42, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
That is a long list of articles to be created. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:47, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
I only added three. We can thank Sophiemayer for the rest. Always better to have too many than not enough! Edwardx (talk) 22:02, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
More rewarding for the delegates to start a new one than expand an existing one I think, particularly if you can get them working in groups to do so. Have you got your mortar board? Philafrenzy (talk) 22:04, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Freddie Hornik[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:58, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Fann Street Foundry[edit]

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DYK for Janey Ironside[edit]

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DYK for Sally Tuffin[edit]

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DYK for Muriel Pemberton[edit]

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DYK for James Wedge[edit]

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Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

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I thought that I had added it to the nominations page; apparently not. Anyway, I've done so now. Edwardx (talk) 11:26, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK: Robert A. Brooks[edit]

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Replied. --Elonka 22:21, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi, did you have any other questions or concerns about the DYK nom? --Elonka 02:13, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Responded on nom page. Edwardx (talk) 18:02, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi, as a nudge, it's been a few days but I am still awaiting your latest reply on the nom page. Do you still have time to participate at the nom? If not, I could seek another reviewer... --Elonka 19:10, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi, it has been over a week, were you intending to return to the nom page? --Elonka 17:30, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK Chandrakant Topiwala[edit]

Hey, you reviewed Template: Did you know nominations/Chandrakant Topiwala and I have corrected issues. I am waiting for your reply. Regards Nizil (talk) 14:03, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for quick reply.. regards -Nizil (talk) 19:19, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Alfred W. Blomfield[edit]

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DYK for Lady Jane (boutique)[edit]

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DYK nomination of Ganton Street[edit]

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Replied at the nom page. Edwardx (talk) 23:29, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Maitland Armstrong[edit]

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DYK nomination of Bear's grease[edit]

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Addressed on the nom page. Edwardx (talk) 23:16, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Plaquey[edit]

Happy summer, Sir. What do you think of my tables? Should I add boring coordinates? Are any of the plaques near you? List still quite incomplete, it came out of respective borough categories, which were deleted. I'm loving your Swinging 60's efforts...you got this? I love it! Gareth E Kegg (talk) 10:07, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Great work Gareth, I will try to add to it. As for the coordinates, someone has tried to encourage me to do that for my listed pub articles. I started adding coords to new ones, but I'm not sure I'll keep at it. I always tell people to focus on adding what they enjoy (as long they provide references, even bare URLs). For the rest, there are plenty of wikignomes about. Edwardx (talk) 19:09, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
I photographed 30 plaques yesterday! I'll do a tally soon to find out missing ones. Have tentatively started formatting in the new style, am quite dreading doing the rest. I hope you like my DYK hook for Martin Gilliat. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 10:20, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Betty May[edit]

Feel free to pitch in on this. Bohemian rather than swinging. Plenty of potential spin-offs. I have ordered the book. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:05, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've done a bit and added her to my DYKs to be nominated list. Edwardx (talk) 19:51, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
I am thinking of starting Wikiproject Rogues, Rebels and Scoundrels. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:26, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for David Litvinoff[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 13:39, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Edit United States section on Cider[edit]

Hi, Noticed you made some edits on US section on the article Cider. Would you mind having another go at it since i found more information on the subject, please? I am a terrible copy editor. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shadowkittie5460 (talkcontribs) 06:21, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Your new stuff looks okay - can't see anything in need of any significant work! Edwardx (talk) 12:07, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

How are you doing? YouTube oVBOnv-xrEY (talk) 00:17, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Crowley[edit]

Sorry, I removed the Jack the Ripper/Tutankhamen/Crowley theory as probably piffle. Philafrenzy (talk) 01:02, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

And "the same hour", not the same day. Tomb opened 29 Nov, Loveday died 16 Feb. Same hour reduces the odds quite a bit doesn't it? Philafrenzy (talk) 01:11, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikimania[edit]

I see that you'll be there. :) It's nice to know that there'll be someone there who I've met before (although I don't know if we'll recognize each other since we were just in the same room at the feminist film Wikithon). Shiningroad (talk) 03:25, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Looking forward to seeing you again. You can see me at Wikimania Hello World Edwardx (talk) 07:19, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Soho[edit]

Philafrenzy (talk) 11:49, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

151 issues of the 24-page Soho Clarion should keep us busy for the next few years... Edwardx (talk) 11:53, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
There's a lot of advertising but Betty May came out of the first one I looked at. Strong on clubs, reminiscences etc. Good for details of raids on brothels. Doesn't mention the names of the customers tho. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:09, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Mark Palmer came from skimming the index of a Stones' biography. I've just realised that he gets mentioned in the index of Keith's Life, but "Palmer, Mark" doesn't draw the eye quite like "Palmer, Sir Mark". Edwardx (talk) 12:18, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Could you check the index also for Freddie Sessler? I think he's in there. (Some of the people I have to deal with make these characters look like pillars of the community.) Philafrenzy (talk) 12:32, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
The Wheatsheaf, Rathbone Place, is a pub with Soho and Bohemian connections Dylan Thomas met Caitlin there. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:08, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll start that tomorrow and get back to Sessler. Edwardx (talk) 00:41, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
The Wheatsheaf, Fitzrovia started. Edwardx (talk) 12:34, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
What's going on with the Ferris 1989 ref, is it the same as the ODNB? Philafrenzy (talk) 14:07, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
Good question. It was pretty much a cut and paste job from Dylan Thomas, so if you look there it may become clearer. Off out now . Edwardx (talk) 14:10, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Bear's grease[edit]

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DYK for Arnait Video Productions[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Freddie Sessler[edit]

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DYK for Ganton Street[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:22, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Caroline Charles[edit]

I added the extra information on Caroline Charles because, as the article stood, she was born in Cairo and in the nest sentence, went locally to Swindon Art School, which did not quite add up! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:33, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I probably intended to come back to the article, but there's so much other new content to be created - it's so easy to get distracted. Edwardx (talk) 08:44, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Fore Street (London)[edit]

First bomb of WW2. Not sure if that was the whole of London or just the City of London but still quite interesting. Philafrenzy (talk) 09:51, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikimania[edit]

Are you doing any stand-up at Wikimania? Philafrenzy (talk) 22:50, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

No, plenty of sitting down. I'll be hosting Auditorium 2 on Sunday - if you want to heckle me, I'll try to come up with a good put down. Are you coming along? Edwardx (talk) 22:52, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Just reviewing the events now. I was at the opening earlier and am on the WMUK stand Sat morning. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:56, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
I shall be there on all three days. And running an editathon at the Zoo on Tuesday afternoon (1000 monkeys on typewriters - that's what happens when you pay editors peanuts). Edwardx (talk) 23:03, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Our whole system is based on the monkeys on typewriters system isn't it? Just make sure none of them takes a selfie. We are already being sued for the last one. I am going to try to photograph some of these London streets on one of the days with my toy camera. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:14, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
On Tuesday, after visiting WMUK, I photographed Whitecross and Fann, Some Golden Lane, bit of Goswell and Aldresgate, Charterhouse Sq, CHarterhouse St, Long Lane, Middle St, Cloth Fair, St John's St, St John Lane, some Cowcross. And Bunhill Fields Burial Ground. Just have to find time to upload them. Edwardx (talk) 23:39, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Still to be done: Silk St, Ropemaker, Chiswell, Beech, Fore St, Monkwell Sq, etc etc Edwardx (talk) 23:41, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Hopped out at Ganton St on the way home and tried to shoot a video, but the result was rubbish - hand-held walking along, just made me dizzy looking at it. Edwardx (talk) 23:44, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
You need an army of 1000 monkeys to help you out. You could be their King. I was only thinking recently that I should visit Ganton Street. Stand and pan is the knack with video. But then you have to convert to ogg which is difficult to do well. Here is one I made earlier: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1903_Burnley_Ironworks_company_steam_engine_in_use.ogv Philafrenzy (talk) 23:50, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
I did a lot of streaming video encoding 15 years ago, but very little experience of shooting it. Much more to it than just still images, that's for sure. Edwardx (talk) 00:01, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
We have almost none (compared to still) because of the need for it to be in a free codec. Mp4 etc isn't free and neither are most of the codecs in use. ogg is but you have to convert to it using various doubtful programs available on home-made looking websites. There was an RFC about this problem a while ago. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:06, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
And indeed a whole session on this Friday in Technology II. Philafrenzy (talk) 01:07, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
I'll be attending at least some of that. Edwardx (talk) 07:15, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Good to bump into you both. FYI, I've started a topical DYK and would appreciate help in getting it processed while the light show is still happening. Andrew (talk) 16:46, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
I believe our alien saviours will arrive on beams of light like this. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:31, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Indeed - it's worth visiting the site at night for that Close Encounters experience. It's a short walk from Westminster tube and you can't miss it. Note that that the DYK is up right now - thanks for helping get this done. Andrew (talk) 07:14, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Charles W. Crawford[edit]

A fine upstanding citizen never known to have used or supplied drugs, unless you count the rum ration. Naval bit should be easily expandable. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:24, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Nominated. Edwardx (talk) 15:21, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for She Must Be Seeing Things[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:52, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Caroline Charles[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:52, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Sarah Pucill has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Halliwell's Television Companion[edit]

A monkey selfie

I have just acquired this, final edition 1986, similar to the film guides and a RS in an area that is a morass of unreliable sources. British and U.S. TV. Let me know if I can look anything up for you. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:00, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

I loved his film guide when I was a boy. I'll let you know as and when help is needed. Edwardx (talk) 18:06, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
It seems authoritative. Reading between the lines, he was unhappy with earlier editions and did this final expanded one to get it up to the right standard. Philafrenzy (talk) 18:48, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Are we planning to do that with Wikipedia? Gareth E Kegg (talk) 20:05, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
No, we have decided to use the infinite monkey system instead. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:25, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
That was the plan for Tuesday's London Zoo editathon (Wikimania fringe), but the monkeys were too busy taking selfies. Edwardx (talk) 10:36, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Leaving your camera around in the hope of finding another photogenic monkey? (Pheasantry?) Philafrenzy (talk) 12:08, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
The Pheasantry has just been started. Should easily be a DYK, but must head out to the GBBF shortly. Edwardx (talk) 15:17, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Robert A. Brooks[edit]

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ZSL[edit]

Added some new articles at the bottom of this Wikipedia:ZSL_London_Zoo_editathon,_12_August_2014 13:07, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Edwardx (talk) 18:05, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Lis Rhodes[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 07:53, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 50 Carnaby Street[edit]

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Hullo![edit]

It was swell chillaxing with you et PhlliaF last week! I acquired my library card to-day, and have just woke up from a deep reverie caused by close readings of the 19th-century Financial Times. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 22:17, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes good to catch up with you again Gareth. (I suspect Edward is having a short wiki-break, which would be entirely understandable) Westminster library? Philafrenzy (talk) 22:55, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes. I'm just realising the paucity of so many articles w/out refs from the Times; astonishing really. Club de Monte-Carlo de l'Elite de la Philatélie worth a DYK surely? Gareth E Kegg (talk) 00:54, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Don't forget http://wellcomelibrary.org/using-the-library/how-to/databases-a-z/ You have to visit with ID to pick up but it is then mostly available remotely. I think Club de Monte-Carlo would indeed be a valid article. I thought I had done it but that turned out to be Grand Prix Club. Philatelists love giving each other awards and joining exclusive clubs, or so I have been told... Philafrenzy (talk) 01:33, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Club de Monte-Carlo now exists. Philafrenzy (talk) 14:29, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Lionel Fraser[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:21, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

John Crook (classicist)[edit]

Tried to get his college classics society to sing Waltzing Matilda in Latin. Seems too good to miss really. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:43, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Added to my DYK-to-be-nominated list. Edwardx (talk) 14:02, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
There's one further up this page too. Check out the pics (possible free) in the ext links in Ph. Philafrenzy (talk) 14:13, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Nom done. Edwardx (talk) 15:22, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Anne Hollander? (completed while you were researching beers) Philafrenzy (talk) 17:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Suicidal green rabbits[edit]

We need more of them on Wikipedia, particularly in hooks. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:50, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Very nice. Maybe it was David Litvinoff. I'd guess he would happily claim it, regardless. You have quite transformed that article. Edwardx (talk) 22:28, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, there's more to do but I must try to finish the sensational life of Betty May too. What was she doing during the war? I would not be at all surprised to find that she was with SOE or something like that. I know who owned the rabbit but thought it better not to include the name. It was not Litvinoff. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:32, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Anne Hollander is not on your list. She thought clothes revealed more than they concealed. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:39, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
She is now, and another good hook idea. Thought I had added her, but apparently not. Was the rabbit Chas and/or Dave? Edwardx (talk) 22:45, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
I don't believe it was a talking rabbit, though it evidently thought it could fly. Perhaps it was trying to avoid arrest for drugs by Norman Pilcher. It was owned by a minor figure that might make an interesting article if I could scrape enough facts together to do it, but who may not be dead. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:51, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Alice Pollock[edit]

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Thanks. QPQ now done. Edwardx (talk) 11:05, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Derbyshire pubs[edit]

Are you just gnoming a bout or are you in Derbyshire? Victuallers (talk) 10:51, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

I've created articles for most of the listed and National Inventory pubs in London, so I'm branching out courtesy of [this purchase] at this year's Great British Beer Festival. Having said, that I do have fond memories of a walking (and drinking) holiday in the Peak District some years back. Edwardx (talk) 11:05, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Alice Pollock[edit]

Thanks from me and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 00:03, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Articles[edit]

You are catching me up. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:04, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

There are still an awful lot of pubs in the UK. No pub I've created an article for has subsequently closed. Maybe I can halt the tide of pub closures single-handed? Edwardx (talk) 00:11, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
You have an eye on that bet don't you? Bet you wish there was more at stake than tea now... Philafrenzy (talk) 00:17, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
A cup of 'spoons tea is more in keeping with the spirit of the wager in Trading Places. Yes, I'm not willing to settle for a Waitrose tea. Edwardx (talk) 00:23, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
You are a worthy competitor. I shall get very busy in a month or two so there's still everything to play for. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:25, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Charles W. Crawford[edit]

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DYK nomination of Sarah Pucill[edit]

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DYK nomination of Riddles of the Sphinx[edit]

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There has been a further request here. Please respond as soon as possible. Many thanks! BlueMoonset (talk) 00:51, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Done! Edwardx (talk) 18:29, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Peter Russell and others[edit]

Thanks so much Edwardx – great to see these nominations and they are much appreciated. By the way, I think I've found another excellent source for Peter Russell, this one a contemporaneous account...seems even at the time he carried an air of dark mystery and wouldn't tell reporters where he was from, other than to hint darkly about bloodline from Norfolk and Huguenot on mother's side (I do so hope he finished off that reveal with a 'dontcha know' or a 'what'). Plan to incorporate the source into the article – he sounds more 'characterful' with every line I read. They don't make 'em like that anymore! Libby norman (talk) 00:00, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

It was a "Did You Know" nomination from someone else that inspired me to contribute more new articles, so it seems like a good way of encouraging and rewarding the contributions of others. And you're producing quality work that really should get a wider audience. I look forward to reading more about Peter Russell. Edwardx (talk) 08:54, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Sir Mark Palmer, 5th Baronet[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:41, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Norman Morrice[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:41, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Charles W. Crawford[edit]

Thank you from the DYK project and me Victuallers (talk) 12:12, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Michelle Parkerson[edit]

Thank you from the DYK project and me Victuallers (talk) 12:13, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

David A. Randall[edit]

A fine upstanding citizen (really) with a James Bond connection. Philafrenzy (talk) 01:51, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll add him to my DYK noms list. Edwardx (talk) 11:05, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Great. Max Harzof thought honesty harder to find than intelligence. (I don't want to overload you with reviews so leave it if you like). Philafrenzy (talk) 11:27, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Well spotted on Poor Door by the way. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:38, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Titanic angle on Gabriel Wells. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:10, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Both added to list, as good hooks (bag of uncounted gold and Titanic). My block only has a poor door. Edwardx (talk) 23:43, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Have you noticed family members contributing to bios of the recently deceased? Dieter Bortfeldt and Anne Hollander. I think there was another too. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:47, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I had noticed that (well, there are 2300 pages in my watchlist), and it is broadly a good thing. I think we try to honour the dead and avoid too much dirt, or hagiography. Hope that they appreciate our hard work. On the other hand I've been a bit hard on One Commercial Street, but it is only a building. Edwardx (talk) 00:06, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
I suppose I now have to finish The Pheasantry - back to the drugs and debauchery! Philafrenzy (talk) 00:17, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
No rush - some of those noms are a few days late (my fault, as I calculated 10 days not 7), so it might not make it through anyway. Edwardx (talk) 00:20, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Sorry I've been so incommunicado - my eyes are bleeding from blue plaques. Put your shoes on and grab your camera/umbrella! Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Gareth E Kegg (talk) 12:29, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-35[edit]

09:21, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Barton Currie[edit]

Wrote the comic novel Officer 666 (good free pic available) and a book on tractors? Philafrenzy (talk) 10:07, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Added to the to-be-nominated list. Edwardx (talk) 10:48, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Jill Kennington for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Jill Kennington 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/Jill Kennington 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. Wgolf (talk) 21:55, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Fore Street, London[edit]

HJ Mitchell 00:05, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Kennington[edit]

5x expansion? Philafrenzy (talk) 00:30, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Sounds like a plan. Added to the list. Edwardx (talk) 12:12, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Caroline Kellett[edit]

This might make a good one with the cannon ball angle. Needs more sources though. Philafrenzy (talk) 18:58, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I can't find ANYTHING else. Let's hope that there is another obit... Edwardx (talk) 21:15, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Found a bit courtesy of Westminster Library. Really needs an electronic archive of Vogue and Tatler, which I do not have. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:59, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Good work. I'm creating articles about new London skyscrapers - quite a few being built. Edwardx (talk) 00:04, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
You could photograph them too. Any have poor doors? We could do with a good montage like in the Evening Standard article. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:13, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Copyediting help needed[edit]

Can you help me by copyediting my new article Krishnalal Shridharani ? I am planing to submit it for DYK. Reply on my talk page. Thanks, -Nizil (talk) 20:25, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks a lot dear for your quick help.. Regards -Nizil (talk) 09:49, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Jeff Dexter[edit]

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Stewart Gray[edit]

Is another eccentric. There is much more to add. None of your own articles appear on the list? I am more than happy to work on them. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:17, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Good stuff - added to the list. I started Jill Kennington, that you have done much on. And there's the connected John Cowan, that you've not yet worked on. Most of my recent new articles are rather too short. Edwardx (talk) 22:26, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
I will take a look. Amazing what you can piece together on these forgotten people. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:47, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. As it is now Wiki Loves Monuments month, I shall be doing mostly buildings for a while, but there's bound to be the odd diversion or several... Edwardx (talk) 23:26, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Well there's nothing stopping you writing a long one. They can be quite fascinating. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:33, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

William Byam[edit]

Conducted disgusting experiments to establish how soldiers caught trench fever. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:05, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

added to the list. Edwardx (talk) 14:57, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Geoffrey Bles[edit]

Bought his employee's publishing firm and got the rights to the Narnia series thrown in. Result! as they say in football. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:55, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

He's on my list. Edwardx (talk) 14:59, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Sarah Pucill[edit]

Edwardx, your nomination was pulled back from a queue for copy/paste and close paraphrasing concerns. Please stop by the template as soon as possible to address them. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 00:07, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Edwardx, the article was tagged for close paraphrasing back on August 30, and the issues have still not been addressed although you have been quite active editing on Wikipedia. If we don't hear from you on the nomination template very soon, I'll be closing the nomination as unsuccessful. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:56, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I've just given it an extensive copyedit. Edwardx (talk) 23:23, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Decided to drop this one. Copyvios were just too extensive - the dangers of nominating the editathon contributions of new editors! Edwardx (talk) 12:34, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

WP:FindMyPast application[edit]

Hello, according to WP:FindMyPast you have been approved and sent an email three weeks ago that gives instructions for registering with the Wikipedia Library for Find My Past access. Please make sure to follow the instructions and fill out the form described there. Sadads (talk) 15:27, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

My belated thanks. I've now signed up and will be using it soon! Edwardx (talk) 16:53, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Malt Shovel, Spondon[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:06, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Endell Street[edit]

There's a grade II pub here. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:39, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I'm sure that there are still some more grade II pubs out there in London to add. Edwardx (talk) 23:37, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Undoubtedly. Endell Street Military Hospital could be a good hook for Endell Street. I have some Betty May related content to add too. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:42, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Betty gets everywhere. Just "found" The Old Shades in Whitehall. Edwardx (talk) 23:45, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
I doubt there was anyone in those circles she didn't know. What will you do if you ever run out of pubs? You could move to Dublin I suppose. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:49, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
And now the Red Lion, Whitehall - you've got me started again. After pubs, there are plenty of listed churches needing articles, then more streets, houses, etc. The London Tourist Board should employ us. Edwardx (talk) 23:53, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
I will skip the churches, I would feel hypocritical, but the rest, as you indicate, is wide open. Endell Street is about to get interesting. It was the home to many seedy clubs. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:56, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I'm also reluctant to do anything to promote the "opium of the masses", especially when I can encourage alcoholism instead. Just started the Plumbers Arms, Belgravia, which has a "Lucky" Lucan connection. Talking of seedy clubs, I've just started The Reno, Manchester which I used to visit in my student days, while we waited for The Haçienda to open.Edwardx (talk) 00:21, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
This is exactly the sort of thing we should be recording, but while I do it from Google, I suspect you do it from memory! Philafrenzy (talk) 00:29, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of The Reno, Manchester[edit]

Hello Edwardx,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged The Reno, Manchester for deletion, because the article doesn't clearly say why the subject is important enough to be included in an encyclopedia.

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. ubiquity (talk) 01:21, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've added a referenced claim to notability. Edwardx (talk) 10:47, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

The Caravan Club (Endell Street)[edit]

Seems deserving of a DYK, though the hook may have to be chosen with care. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:29, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Added to the list. I do like the coded euphemisms, and "All night gaiety" is a short, pithy quote. Clearly, a relatively early use of today's near-standard use of gay for being homosexual. Indeed, the history section of gay confirms this. Interesting to contrast with the "old" usage of gay in the 1934 film The Gay Divorcee, a title I've always found amusing. It could be interesting for our readers to learn that the alternative (now mainstream) usage of gay has been around a long time. Edwardx (talk) 11:39, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
There's also "Dancing to Charlie" but I don't know what that means! It's ironic that if the club had not been closed down by the police we wouldn't have the material to write a proper article. All credit to somebody who saw fit to keep the details for the National Archives. There must have been many clubs of all kinds that were just as noteworthy but simply passed away without much record. I will finish it off later.
Incidentally, be wary of Gangland Soho as a source, almost everything in it is scraped from better sources elsewhere. I commend to you UK Press Online via Westminster Libraries which contains the original press reports of cases. They often contradict later secondary sources and did so both with this article and the court cases of Betty May. Philafrenzy (talk) 17:43, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge in Chingford[edit]

Edward,

There was already an photo of the Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge - it is on the main Chingford page as a thumbnail.

Peter

  • Hello Peter. I had to visit Chingford yesterday, and as September is Wiki Loves Monuments month, I photographed several listed buildings. I'm now creating articles for those without, including Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge. Generally, I think it's best to use up-to-date photos, so that our readers can see things as they now look. Of course, if there's space, it is a good idea to include several photos, perhaps including how they looked in the past. You are of course most welcome to contribute to any of the new Chingford articles that I'm starting. Edwardx (talk) 11:27, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Maureen Baker (fashion designer)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:02, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Davington Priory[edit]

Apparently is now owned by Bob Geldof (perhaps you knew). Did Christopher Gibbs sell it to Geldof? Philafrenzy (talk) 10:51, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Didn't know about Geldof. I'd be surprised if he owned it as early as 1982, but who knows (maybe we soon will know...)?
This article talks about "three decades", so it looks very much like he bought it from Gibby. Edwardx (talk) 11:02, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
He would have been 31 so old enough but as you indicate probably not rich enough. I will look into it, Peaches got married there. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:04, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Think he was rich enough. And NYT article says that they Bob and Chris were friends, so I think we can confidently say that he sold it to him. I will be bold. Edwardx (talk) 11:10, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Like Jagger, Geldof was not from money so he could buy the house, and the contents too? Giving instant social status? (just speculating) Philafrenzy (talk) 11:18, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Seems very plausible. Edwardx (talk) 23:42, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
That was (is) his game I think. Is that David Litvinoff's bicycle outside the Temperance Billiard Hall? He left it there in the 1960s and never returned to collect it? Philafrenzy (talk) 23:55, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Normally RBKC remove anything unsightly rather quickly, but they may have mistaken it for a sculptural work. 23:59, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Endell Street for a DYK? Philafrenzy (talk) 00:12, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Now on the list. Edwardx (talk) 00:16, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Do you still want them? Philafrenzy (talk) 00:19, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
DYK nom ideas? Yes. But, I'm struggling to find time for all the QPQ reviews. Edwardx (talk) 00:29, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
OK. I don't know if you have noticed but the article count thingy has jumped up three. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:33, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Tessa Hughes-Freeland[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:03, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Riddles of the Sphinx[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:04, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Jack Neave[edit]

Is deserving in his own right I think. I have a little more to add. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:05, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Added to the list. I was expecting Betty May to make an appearance. Edwardx (talk) 23:14, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
There is a link via Dolores who may well be my next target and I would be surprised if she didn't know him but he was not really the sort of man she was interested in. Too gay(?) and not cultured/intense or rich enough. I have no direct link yet. He had a long biography but it is impossible to find, even at the British Library. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:19, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
London's demi-monde is providing you with rich pickings. Stumbled across a Rowland Hill blue plaque today in Orme Square W2 - will upload photos to his page and perhaps start articles for the house and/or square in due course. Edwardx (talk) 23:24, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Fertile ground indeed. I look forward to the Hill material. I was mistaken about the book, BL do have it, but I generally prefer to buy so that I can peruse at my leisure. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:29, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Amazing link to Ian Dury who seems to have been inspired by Neave. There is more to come. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:54, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Amazing what one can learn writing these articles. Will do the Caravan Club DYK later today. Edwardx (talk) 13:16, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
I would not have linked them. I can't do much more without getting the Benney book or visiting the BL. He managed to write over 300 pages so there must be a lot more to add. Philafrenzy (talk) 13:42, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Clifford Hall (painter)[edit]

Could you add this one? If you have time it is worth scrolling through http://www.mutualart.com/Artist/Clifford-Hall/6C21733B52DB9DEA/Artworks for the faceless women. Thanks. Philafrenzy (talk) 01:18, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

The faceless women are bizarre. Perhaps he had "issues". Added to the list. Edwardx (talk) 12:32, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
"Issues" doesn't begin to cover it! You can see it starting early with the head down or turned away then faceless by the end. I couldn't even guess what was behind it. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:46, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Cherchez la femme already has an article. Edwardx (talk) 13:14, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Peter Russell (fashion designer)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:02, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

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Find My Past[edit]

Just broke the case wide open on Dolores. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:01, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Great work! Edwardx (talk) 23:39, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Have you used it? Philafrenzy (talk) 23:48, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Great meeting you earlier. Here's a present for you... Gareth E Kegg (talk) 23:20, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you kindly Gareth, but expansion will have to wait until my return from north of the border next week... Edwardx (talk) 10:00, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Could you email me your email via my user page next week? Gareth E Kegg (talk) 10:54, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
Done. Edwardx (talk) 11:32, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Sean Mulryan[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for William Byam[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Aqueduc de Roquefavour[edit]

Hello. I created Aqueduc de Roquefavour earlier today, and I was wondering if you might want to nominate it for DYK? I have had some bad experiences with DYK, so I don't really want to nominate it on my own. If you think it's too short, let's leave it. But do let me know (on my talkpage please). Thanks.Zigzig20s (talk) 08:38, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Done! Edwardx (talk) 12:32, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. We'll see how that goes...Zigzig20s (talk) 02:19, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Looks like it did not make it. Do you know why? That seems strange. Did no one else rate it?Zigzig20s (talk) 04:59, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
That's because it is now in the Queue, and will appear as the lead hook (complete with photo) in a few days! Edwardx (talk) 08:29, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh, fantastic! I missed the whole discussion.Zigzig20s (talk) 12:38, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Iron Foot Jack[edit]

I have broken something somewhere in the DYK templates in moving the page to the more catchy common name. Any ideas what? Philafrenzy (talk) 11:00, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

No problem. I've fixed it. Edwardx (talk) 12:22, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Great, thanks. Philafrenzy (talk) 17:01, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Anne Hollander[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:48, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Liam Scarlett[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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Thanks for drawing my attention to this very useful tool! Edwardx (talk) 19:09, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Geoffrey Bles[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:33, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Max Harzof[edit]

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DYK for Elspeth Champcommunal[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:05, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 50 Carnaby Street[edit]

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Nomination of Andrew Ellis (actor) for deletion[edit]

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DYK for Jill Kennington[edit]

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DYK nomination of John Crook (classicist)[edit]

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Looks to have been dealt with in my absence. Edwardx (talk) 07:26, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you Edward for saving the union on your recent emergency trip to Scotland. We knew we had to do something drastic when the polls showed the nationalists could win so a decision was made to deploy the really big guns of Englishness. Hugh Grant was unavailable so it was down to you and you pulled it off spectacularly. You were the 5% Edward. Thank you from all of us. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:31, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Now that it's all over, I suppose we can talk about my modest contribution. Someone else who cannot be named has also "purred" her approval. Edwardx (talk) 18:55, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Expect a gong in the new year's honours. Purrfect. Philafrenzy (talk) 19:40, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Freddie Sessler[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:03, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Iron Foot Jack[edit]

Hello,

I have taken a first pass through the article. Although I am not knowledgeable enough to review all aspects of the article, I did spot some possible problems. As experienced with DYK as you are, I am sure you have solutions if needed.

I sure would like to see this article run as a DYK, especially with such a colorful title. Ought to spark some interest, yep.

Georgejdorner (talk) 14:52, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Thank you kindly. Edwardx (talk) 18:57, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

The Finest Hours (2015 film)[edit]

User:Edwardx, Please revisit the DYK nomination. I believe your concerns have been addressed. Thank you. 7&6=thirteen () 11:38, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've approved the revised version. Edwardx (talk) 19:07, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

DYKs[edit]

Victoria Cleland and Dolores (Ziegfeld girl) are both possible if you are so inclined. The later needs expansion but a source is linked. The deadline for both is today. No problem if you can't. I realise you must be busy after your trip. Sorry, I have just realised that I forgot about Dorset Square. Philafrenzy (talk) 17:29, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Will definitely do a nom for Cleland today. Dolores was started on 17 Sep, so too late. However, at 297 chars, it is perfect for a 5x expansion to 1500! And no rush. I also forgot about Dorset Square, but have just started Wilton Place (in order to upload some WLM photos) and that led to the more hook-worthy Esmeralda's Barn. Edwardx (talk) 19:13, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Excellent thinking on the expansion. Over what time frame does it have to be done? I will look into the barn (so to speak). I feel like I already know a lot about it! Philafrenzy (talk) 19:36, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I thought you would have heard of "the barn". 5x expansion follows the same rules as for a normal DYK, seven days from start to finish. So, if you started to expand it on say 8 October, you would have until 15 October to nominate it. Edwardx (talk) 19:40, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Great. I have to finish the other Dolores too on which you are mentioned and whose life has uncanny similarities to Betty May. There is also Crab Tree Club for your list if you like. Philafrenzy (talk) 19:47, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Crab Tree Club - interesting stuff and added to the list. Edwardx (talk) 21:40, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. A good example of making your own entertainment like we are told people used to do! I hope you listened to My Little Popsy-Wopsy. I think Kylie should do a cover version. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:06, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Lilian Shelley?[edit]

No date of birth or death but what the hell. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:16, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Indeed - added to the list. Edwardx (talk) 18:52, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Esmeralda's Barn[edit]

Third on Google despite very little content so far. I will have a proper look later. Philafrenzy (talk) 16:57, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've added some content. It's already shaping up nicely, DYK-wise Edwardx (talk) 18:41, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for John Crook (classicist)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:03, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for John Michael Ingram[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Victoria Cleland[edit]

Thank you from the DYK project and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 12:04, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

DYKs[edit]

You have two for today, one of which you have missed? Philafrenzy (talk) 22:03, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Oops. None our "ours", just the work of others I was planning to nominate. Will attend to shortly. Edwardx (talk) 22:05, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
It's become a bit tedious right now. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:10, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes, some people's expectations are perhaps unreasonably strict. Perhaps we should try to get a former DYK to GA instead? Edwardx (talk) 23:18, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Which one? Philafrenzy (talk) 23:20, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
London street? Buildings, history, inhabitants etc. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:29, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Maybe it would be easiest to start with one that probably already meets the GA criteria. How about, off the top of my head, Jan van Beers (artist)? Edwardx (talk) 12:30, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
I will need to read the criteria. I like the pictures but the article is substantially incomplete due to poor sources. It might be possible to fix that with research. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:36, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
GA criteria are arguably less demanding than DYK these days. Plenty of others to choose from. Edwardx (talk) 23:09, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Henrietta Street, London[edit]

Good list of Covent Garden listed buildings too here: http://www.coventgardentrust.org.uk/resources/environmentalstudy/management/listedbuildings/ Philafrenzy (talk) 23:11, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Added to the list. Edwardx (talk) 23:19, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Feel free to expand and/or do the building articles. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:21, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
How did you know that I was running short of new articles to start (joke). Will look anyway. There are definitely Grade II listed pubs in London that I'm missing - have heard that there are 99 listed pubs in Westminster alone. Edwardx (talk) 12:12, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
What about pubs that have closed but have a significant history? There were several in Henrietta Street, including one where Sheridan(?) fought a duel. To be added to that article. What about Bedford House, now demolished to create Southampton Street? Philafrenzy (talk) 12:23, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
I'll have a look later. Edwardx (talk) 12:32, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
Nag's Head, Covent Garden done. Edwardx (talk) 22:10, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
Great. I worked in Long Acre for several years. There could be an interesting line in buildings that were important but have been demolished, but I guess you will be doing the existing ones first. Good work on the Crab Tree hooks by the way. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:20, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Phuti Mahanyele?[edit]

Interesting YouTube sources for this bio. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:55, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Not sure about YT as an RS. Added to the list. Not your usual sort of topic. Edwardx (talk) 12:08, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
Is a person a RS about themselves? I am sure we have a rule about that but it's non-controversial anyway and she has an interesting backstory. Saw her and another African woman on the Africa Channel, Sky TV. Makes a nice change. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:17, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Aqueduc de Roquefavour[edit]

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Pieter Korteweg[edit]

In the interests of fairness, I should give you the chance to vote to delete this one, should you be so inclined. Philafrenzy (talk) 19:06, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Don't forget to vote on this one (either way). Philafrenzy (talk) 23:12, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Done. Edwardx (talk) 23:15, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Esmeralda's Barn[edit]

I fear is not even close to complete yet. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:54, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Agreed. I've been too distracted by WLM and pubs. I've done a nom anyway. Edwardx (talk) 23:07, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/David A. Randall[edit]

Your input would be most welcome. Thanks. 7&6=thirteen () 11:36, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Max Harzof[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:03, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Michael Sherard[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:02, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK thanks and possible nom[edit]

Hi Edwardx, thanks so much as I'm really enjoying seeing all these fashion names in lights! Not sure if this one is worthy, but Jill Stuart was a page in trouble and I've just substantially enlarged today – I think it's a 5x – to save it from the fiery pit. An interesting brand but the DYK hook I thought might work is that she's part of a 3G fashion dynasty. Her parents founded 'Mister Pants' in NYC in the 1960s and dressed Lucille Ball et al and now her daughter has launched her own label. No worries if not suitable. Libby norman (talk) 15:58, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Libby. Fashion people often have very interesting lives. Jill Stuart is definitely worthy of a DYK, so I've added her to my list. The 3G angle is good, and I like the "sold her first collection to Bloomingdales by the age of 15" bit. I can always offer ALTs and let someone else decide. Whatever is likely to get the most hits... Edwardx (talk) 20:41, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Kensal Green Cemetery[edit]

Dolores is buried there (No. 90 c. G). Is it somewhere you frequent? Philafrenzy (talk) 20:12, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

I took photos there some years ago at an open day, and would love to revisit some time. But when? No idea. The 2014 open day sounds great - lots of Goths when I went. 27 July 2014 Open Day Edwardx (talk) 20:45, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Turns out it is the adjacent St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery (same plot). Astonishing how much info I have on Dolores now. Almost nothing at first. And there is a murder too to be included as all good stories ought to have. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:49, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Great work. As a former murder suspect myself, they do make good stories - remind me next Sunday. Edwardx (talk) 20:52, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
I am less surprised than you would think to hear that! Philafrenzy (talk) 20:54, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Esmeralda's Barn[edit]

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Replied at the nom page. Edwardx (talk) 22:48, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Gabriel Wells[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:03, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Philip Somerville[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:03, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Fat-finger error[edit]

Needs only 500 more which can easily be met by examples. (I think I have made a few fat-finger errors on Wikipedia) Philafrenzy (talk) 12:27, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for David A. Randall[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Esmeralda's Barn[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Pubs[edit]

Are you aware of this: http://pubshistory.com/index.shtml Lists all the pubs that used to exist too. Should keep you busy. Dismal views on the last two DYKs. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:58, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

With WikiViewStats still out of action, I've not been following the numbers as I normally would, but you're right, Wikipedia article traffic statistics for the last two DYKs are disappointing. However, Gabriel Wells was good. Thanks for the reminder, I will explore further. I've used that site as a ref a few times. There are just not enough hours in the day! Edwardx (talk) 12:18, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Titanic link. And Sessler did 6k. Naylor is shaping up despite my disdain for his profession. I hope you are not going to come over all spiritual and mystic and start lighting incense at the meetup. (might be time to archive this page) Philafrenzy (talk) 12:24, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Naylor gives an interesting insight into the development of what has become a pervasive phenomenon in popular culture. Of course, star signs are ridiculous, but I would say that - I'm a Cancer. Edwardx (talk) 08:27, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
I completely agree. We should approach these things as an anthropologist documenting an undiscovered tribe of Papua New Guineans. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:44, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Check for BNA email[edit]

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Ballet bash at the Royal Opera House[edit]

Hello, Edward! Are you planning to attend the Kenneth MacMillan editathon on 25 Oct? I hope so, but whether or not you're going to be there, I'd like to pick your brains in advance, if I may: of the articles we all worked on at the Ashton editathon which, in your view, would be a good template to follow (layout, section headings etc) for the forthcoming event? Tim riley talk 08:49, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

And good morning to you, Tim. I was planning to email you, but you beat me to it. Yes, I will be there on 25 Oct. And identifying a "model article" makes sense. I will give you my opinion later today. Edwardx (talk) 09:25, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Herbert Darnley?[edit]

Leave it if you don't have time to do the necessary review. I will have a pic shortly. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:47, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Added to the list. Not much time for WP right now, but it will get a nom. Edwardx (talk) 08:16, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Cool, vast numbers of these forgotten people. Fat-finger error seems to have strong clickability. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:48, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of One Commercial Street[edit]

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Sources[edit]

Any chance Herbert Darnley or George Lattimore (U.S.) are in books at the Cinema museum? Darnley appeared in early film for Gaumont. Philafrenzy (talk) 13:38, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Plenty of books and magazines, but the place is a rabbit warren. Well worth a visit, and another session is in prospect for April-May 2015. I will be uploading photos shortly - check out the commons categories linked to from the Cinema Museum (London) page. . Edwardx (talk) 20:11, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Would have been there but supposed to be visiting the Nat Portrait Gallery instead, then cancelled at the last minute. Frustrating. I will check out the pics. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:22, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
92 uploaded, 43 more on the way! Edwardx (talk) 21:21, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
All 141 images now uploaded. Edwardx (talk) 21:37, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Great pics. I wasn't sure whether the patterns were carpet or seat coverings. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:44, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. All carpet - I've just made the required tweak. Edwardx (talk) 22:46, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Pity you can't do a DYK. That usherette's hat would have made a great pic. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:51, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Barton Currie[edit]

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Naylor[edit]

Still needs a few more words. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:26, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Agreed. I'll try (only a prediction) to find time tomorrow. Edwardx (talk) 23:34, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
I have consulted my tea leaves and they suggest that you will be successful. I predict that Philharmonic Hall, London and George Lattimore will soon appear on the front page. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:38, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
You were half right - I was too late for Lattimore. I blame his surname planting a subliminal message. Sorry about that. Edwardx (talk) 23:13, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
That prediction rate might mean that I could have a career in newspaper horoscope forecasting. Pity about Lattimore and Darnley too but Darnley was slightly sketchy without a strong "story arc". Seven days is just too short. You could propose changing it to 10. Why not when they stay in the queue for months anyway? Did you take the book? Philafrenzy (talk) 23:23, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I've been slipping - too busy trying to earn a crust. And getting distracted by ballet editing ahead of next Saturday at Covent Garden. 10 - why not 14? Edwardx (talk) 23:28, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
"Newest" in an encyclopedia could quite reasonably mean 14. There could be a cut off by which time they had to have a review which would introduce a deadline at the other end too which would concentrate minds. You didn't take that book did you? I knew it! Philafrenzy (talk) 23:49, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
14 would be even better than 7. I'll think about a proposal. Yes, the London Encyclopaedia is here! Edwardx (talk) 08:54, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
Ah, so you won the arm wrestling competition after all. Congratulations. Next time I will bring a better book and a set of boxing gloves. Start training now. Philafrenzy (talk) 09:38, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
I envisage this developing into a uniquely Wikipedian form of Olympics where middle aged men with beards compete in various indoor sports in order to win prizes of (naturally) reference books. The sports will include: darts, beard-pulling, intransigence, staring, mumbling and a knobbly knee competition. I anticipate winning many medals. Philafrenzy (talk) 13:48, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Endell Street[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:04, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Latham Withall[edit]

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New articles[edit]

Your industry is magnificent, sir. Yolanda Sonnabend now, I see! If I may say so, your short, sharp articles are a model of their kind. Though you must leave us something to do tomorrow week at the ROH bash! Tim riley talk 22:14, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

You are too kind. And quite right Tim - if I start anything else, I will do merely enough to establish notability and avoid deletion. Edwardx (talk) 09:11, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for John Cowan (photographer)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Ronnie Spafford[edit]

In your opinion is Ronnie Spafford notable? Please cast your vote. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:32, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Stewart Gray[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 01:58, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Clifford Hall (painter)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:44, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Iron Foot Jack[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:45, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for The Caravan Club (Endell Street)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:03, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Jill Stuart[edit]

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Addressed. Edwardx (talk) 11:57, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Dolores (artists' model)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:04, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

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Done. Edwardx (talk) 10:57, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Sunita Devi[edit]

This one was poisoned (allegedly). Makes a change I suppose. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:47, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Nice article. Added to the list. Edwardx (talk) 10:46, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
You have to see Euphemia Lamb. If you can't make something of that you should hang up your spurs. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:02, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, this is such a rich seem of material. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:48, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
"Euphemia's penchant for dressing like a man had unfortunate repercussions when she and John were arrested as homosexuals and she was required to undress in custody in order to prove she was a woman" Added to the list! Edwardx (talk) 11:56, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Not to mention her dedication to improving relations between the nations. You just will never get this stuff in stamp collecting or pubs. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:01, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Lilian Shelley[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:02, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Otto Lucas[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:05, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Ballet/October 2014 editathon[edit]

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Dear Edward, thanks for all your help at Saturday's editathon, and particularly for your intro and welcome speech.
this WikiAward was given to Edwardx by Jonathan Cardy (WMUK) (talk) on 11:26, 28 October 2014 (UTC) for contributions to the UK chapter
Thank you kindly. A most enjoyable day. Edwardx (talk) 10:48, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Time Out[edit]

Note that today's issue has several features about London pubs as British Pub Week starts on Friday. A good excuse for a Wikipedian pub crawl... Andrew (talk) 13:04, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. And maybe an excuse for me to shift my efforts from ballet back to pubs... Edwardx (talk) 10:49, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Robert Young (musician)[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Robert Young (musician) 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) 17:31, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Robert Young (musician)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:03, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Brilliant Chang[edit]

Nuff said. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:45, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Indeed. On the list. Edwardx (talk) 00:04, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
Can we get the pic in for Euphemia? It's free. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:01, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Barton Currie[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:03, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Phuti Mahanyele[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:03, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Crab Tree Club[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:04, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

CAMRA Meeting[edit]

Are you attending the CAMRA meeting on Sunday at the Penderel's Oak? I hear there will be Wikipedians there too. Philafrenzy (talk) 17:29, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I can confidently predict my attendance. Edwardx (talk) 19:52, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
"...above the stamp shop on Boulevard Prince Henri" I thought I was reading one of @Philafrenzy:'s articles! These bewildering graphs have necessitated a stay in a Vaduz sanatorium, adieu. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 00:56, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
Surprised anyone is still using that old scheme. We have a new one now. This is how it works ... (Contd. p. 94) Philafrenzy (talk) 01:36, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
More surprised to read that there is still an actual "bricks and mortar" stamp shop left somewhere. I'm trawling through the Rich List right now, filling in the "missing" billionaires. Edwardx (talk) 15:38, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
It's the ones missing from the Rich List that you need to find. Philafrenzy (talk) 15:56, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
Alas, there's that pesky WP:OR to avoid. Edwardx (talk) 16:10, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
I have never found that to be a problem. There's always something. Philafrenzy (talk) 16:19, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Henrietta Street, London[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:03, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Kate Lechmere[edit]

DYK that Kate Lechmere was "blessed" in BLAST? Much more to come but nothing to beat that hook I suspect. Philafrenzy (talk) 16:31, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I've been watching Kate's progress. On the list. Edwardx (talk) 19:39, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, frustrating that apparently not one of her paintings survives. Philafrenzy (talk) 19:49, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
On the plus side, it makes for a good "ALT1" hook. Edwardx (talk) 20:18, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
Very true. Some describe her as a cubist but since nothing (not even photographs?) survives I don't known how they know. And Wyndham Lewis was hung upside down. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:31, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
I have since found a single photograph of her painting something but I don't know that I would say it is exactly cubist. Philafrenzy (talk) 18:58, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Betty May[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:04, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

Special award for a building on an ‘At Risk’ register (UK only)

Big congratulations on your Wiki Loves Monuments success! PanydThe muffin is not subtle 13:35, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Thank you kindly. Photographing buildings "at risk" may well have been overlooked by most WLM entrants. Uploading 62 images of Govanhill Baths and writing the WP article possibly boosted my chances of getting one of the two special awards. Edwardx (talk) 17:09, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
Great picture. Philafrenzy (talk) 18:51, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Kate Lechmere[edit]

If you want a DYK hook that they won't use, try one based on the knuckleduster here. There's more but I didn't include it for reasons of good taste. Philafrenzy (talk) 17:09, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Don't forget Chang please! Philafrenzy (talk) 19:35, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
Brilliant idea - done. Edwardx (talk) 00:09, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
You are a prince among men, I feared you might think it was racist! (it's not) Philafrenzy (talk) 00:11, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you kindly. I'll try to do Kate tomorrow. Edwardx (talk) 00:17, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Naylor[edit]

Failed to predict the Second World War. If you read the columns it really is piffle. They obviously dropped him during the war because they couldn't have him making wild forecasts that might run counter to the war effort. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:45, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Shame they don't use the "War on Terror" as an excuse to ban all newspaper astrology - at least there would be some worthwhile outcome. Edwardx (talk) 13:30, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
If only there had been some sign that Germany might be a threat. Some clue that he could have picked up on... Philafrenzy (talk) 13:50, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Copyediting help[edit]

Hey, Edwardx. Can you help me by copyediting newly created Madhu Rye article? as I am not navite English speaker and may have errors in article. Regards -Nizil (talk) 21:34, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Well-referenced article. I've done some copyediting for you. Edwardx (talk) 11:02, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: October 2014[edit]

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Pubs[edit]

There's a couple of red links here if you want them: Rathbone Street. Both quite notable I would think. Philafrenzy (talk) 18:50, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Will start them both very soon... Edwardx (talk) 15:00, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Both now started - Newman Arms and The Marquis of Granby. Edwardx (talk) 11:33, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for R. H. Naylor[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Brilliant Chang[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 13:13, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Audrey White[edit]

Would I have created that article without that picture? Let's be honest, probably not. Philafrenzy (talk) 13:31, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

And would I have read it and added it to my DYK nom list? Edwardx (talk) 14:51, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Hope nobody from Wigan is reading it. Philafrenzy (talk) 14:59, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
A fairly safe assumption. Edwardx (talk) 15:02, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
I could reply to that but it's better I don't. Philafrenzy (talk) 15:04, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Govanhill Baths[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Govanhill Baths 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) 17:43, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Sigi Ziering and Marilyn Ziering[edit]

Hello. You might be interested in looking at Sigi Ziering and Marilyn Ziering, both potential candidates for DYK's. Marilyn's page probably needs to be expanded, especially the 'early life' section. My only concern might be that having a DYK might ignite latent antisemitism from some Wikipedians. What do you think?Zigzig20s (talk) 12:42, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Both now added to my to-be-nominated list. Will try to do some work on them. And I'm fairly tough on antisemitism. Edwardx (talk) 14:58, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Their daughter Amy is a prominent documentary filmmaker, and her husband is also a filmmaker, but I got bored trying to work on his page, because there isn't much about him--he only made a few films. I am not sure yet about the other children. One of them is a lawyer I think. In any case, let me know what happens on my talkpage if you can. (BTW, incredible that Cargill's founder did not have a page??)Zigzig20s (talk) 15:36, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Would you please create a page about Austen Cargill? I tried to google him but I think I found something about his son perhaps (who should probably have his own page too, but better be chronological I think)? (Sometimes those families use names again and again among cousins, so we'd have to double-check though.)Zigzig20s (talk) 16:37, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
For some reason, I didn't realise I had created Austen S. Cargill II months ago. So, he is not Austen Cargill's son, but James R. Cargill's.
Easy to lose track of what one has and has not created - happens to me often enough. Yes, I was shocked to find out that the founder of Cargill didn't have a page. Really goes to show that people who say that all the important articles have already been started are quite wrong. Austen Cargill now started. Interesting how our interests overlap. Edwardx (talk) 00:24, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
Great. It will be great to expand all these pages if we can. I wonder if they are Presbyterian.Zigzig20s (talk) 01:02, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
Plenty more to do on both the Ziering and Cargill/MacMillan families. I've just started John H. MacMillan Sr. This family tree is essential to unravel all of the similar-sounding names. Enough for tonight! Edwardx (talk) 01:16, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
That looks great. More or less a family tree. It is also possible to add more relatives to the infobox as I sometimes do. Btw, you may be interested in looking at Marc Stern. Not enough on him yet to suggest him for DYK though. Have a nice day and keep me posted.Zigzig20s (talk) 15:29, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
I've added Marc Stern to my list. It's long enough and you have until 28 November to find something interesting for DYK. Edwardx (talk) 01:01, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps, ...that Marc Stern, the Chairman of the TCW Group, is also the Chairman of the Los Angeles Opera? (A bit obvious, but I am not sure what else to say lol).Zigzig20s (talk) 16:23, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Dolores (Ziegfeld girl)[edit]

Could you add this as a 5x expansion? Several interesting points including a gown known as "The Discourager of Hesitancy". Philafrenzy (talk) 15:09, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Check out the first pic. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:48, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Great work. 16x expansion. Not sure if I would have hesitated. And I've not hesitated to add it to my to-be-nominated list. Funny how names rise and fall in popularity - no one would change their name to Dolores nowadays. Edwardx (talk) 00:57, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
There were a lot of Dolores then. Perhaps it will make a comeback. No pic of that actual dress in fact. Another one was called "Controlled Sin". I managed to work the Titanic into the article, soon I will be adding Herman Goering (really) so look out for that. Philafrenzy (talk) 01:05, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Looking forward to Göring. Edwardx (talk) 17:37, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Donald G. Tronstein[edit]

I was wondering if you thought it would make sense to create a page about Donald G. Tronstein. See his obituary in the LA Times, and he is also mentioned here, here, here. His son Mark is now President of the Rodeo Drive Committee. I know you managed to flesh out Fred Hayman, so I don't know if the same could be done here. Otherwise, it might be worth adding some info about him to Rodeo Drive. What do you think?Zigzig20s (talk) 18:21, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Would you please suggest Jerome D. Mack for DYK? I will create his daughter Karen's page shortly. It would be good too to add more sources to use the Las Vegas Sun article a little less (but I thought it was a good place to start, and I always think it is critical to source everything on Wikipedia).Zigzig20s (talk) 02:14, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
Just added Mack to the list. Tronstein looks just about notable enough for an article, but my past experience suggests that going for a DYK on a more marginal figure can bring out the deletionists! I agree with you about sourcing - these days I cite almost everything that I add. Edwardx (talk) 01:09, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Two possible DYKs: E. Parry Thomas (major overhaul) and Richard L. Bloch. But again, it's up to you. Would you like to create Tronstein's page?Zigzig20s (talk) 16:21, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Have added Thomas and Bloch to the list. I'll pass on Tronstein, as my list of articles to create gets longer than the time I can spend on WP will allow. The business biographies that I focus on are FTSE-100 CEOs and billionaires. Tronstein doesn't make the cut - not successful/greedy enough! Edwardx (talk) 17:19, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Cool. I'm sure I could start a stub, but not more for now. I will keep it at the back of my mind and if I come across more stuff, I will create it. For example, one wonders how he came to own a few buildings on Rodeo Dr, etc. But it's a fine line between being encyclopedic and prying (which I don't want to do). Never met the family, but I understand from BH acquaintances that his son is friendly.Zigzig20s (talk) 18:34, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Btw, would you consider archiving some of your talkpage? I am in Australia where the internet is terribly slow, and it uses more bandwidth than necessary everytime I save a message on your talkpage, because the page is "heavy." Just a suggestion.Zigzig20s (talk) 18:36, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Are you planning to create pages for William W. Cargill's children and their spouses as well?Zigzig20s (talk) 18:38, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Another possible DYK: Henry Gluck. I am trying to figure out if his father was Maxwell Henry Gluck or not; also if Peter L. Gluck is his son, or not.Zigzig20s (talk) 21:09, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
I have no idea how to do this.Zigzig20s (talk) 11:34, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Jill Stuart[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Jill Stuart 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) 17:58, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Replied there. Edwardx (talk) 10:28, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK help[edit]

As I said, I don't know how to do it. Do you know another editor who might be able to help? (Btw, still very interested in the Cargills if you decide to go back to working on them.)Zigzig20s (talk) 17:32, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

I didn't know how to review other articles before my first one either. You just have to jump in and do your best. There is help in the reviewing guide. However, when it comes to choosing a nomination to review, ignore the guide's advice and start with the most recent articles. I try to choose articles about subjects where I have some interest and/or knowledge. Failing that, articles written by the more experienced editors are usually easier to review. Others will help you later in the process if your review is lacking in some way! Edwardx (talk) 19:02, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I'll continue on the Cargills when I find time. I might get back to William W and add some more as I'm sure that a more interesting hook is possible. Edwardx (talk) 19:14, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Govanhill Baths[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:37, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations on getting your picture on the main page. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:51, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. 11,882 views on the day! Edwardx (talk) 18:35, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
It's all down to your picture. Philafrenzy (talk) 15:06, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Maybe. It certainly wasn't my mediocre hook. Edwardx (talk) 22:24, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
It's interesting, both Betty May and Brilliant Chang got around 8K but now traffic is down to almost nil. On the other hand Tony Blair, who I demoted from philanthropist to collecting tin rattler, gets about 1 million hits per annum as far as I can see. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:21, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Luxe Hotels[edit]

Would you be interested in creating a page about Luxe Hotels, a hotel company which has three luxury hotels in Los Angeles? This sounds like this could be of interest to you. I am too busy to do it right now and thought you might find it fun. The trick is not to make it sound like an advert. Also their website does not give their company history, which is annoying. Let me know if it suits.Zigzig20s (talk) 17:32, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, there is more than I thought actually. I might create a page about the hotelier; that seems easier to me than the hotel company!Zigzig20s (talk) 17:41, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
I've had a look. With just three mid-sized hotels, all in LA, you're going to struggle to find any critical commentary. Sorry, but I'm going to have to pass on this one too! Edwardx (talk) 18:33, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
I think I may find quite a bit (one is a voting location, another one is on Rodeo Dr, etc.). I will start with his bio. I will let you know if/when I create those pages.Zigzig20s (talk) 18:37, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks - I'll be happy to contribute. Edwardx (talk) 18:42, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
OK, I've started Efrem Harkham. Let me know if you are able to expand it a bit (especially the 'fashion' early career, which you might know something about? Fashion is not my world (posh hotels a little). I think his brother may be notable enough for a page as well--corporate director, but also businessman in the fashion and commercial real estate industries apparently. Then I really think the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel should have a page because it is on Rodeo Drive and home to many philanthropic events all the time...the Bel Air hotel is more low-key, but could probably do with a page as well. Let me know if you can help with any of this please. If you can reply on my talkpage, that's easier btw. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 00:06, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
Just created his brother, Uri Harkham. Not sure if you are able to add more about his fashion business.Zigzig20s (talk) 15:30, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
OK so the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel was designed by Vicente Wolf. I actually didn't realise his page had been deleted before, but given that it is fully referenced and he has designed a lot of places, I hope it sticks. I wonder if he has designed anything in England? (I am not a fan of minimalism btw.)Zigzig20s (talk) 18:10, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Hi again. I've created a userpage at User:Zigzig20s/Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel. Are you able to help please? I will let it sit for a few days while I work on several other projects and RL.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:47, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Great work. I've done a little copyediting here and there. Edwardx (talk) 10:28, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Gardeny[edit]

Mayfair's secret communal gardens: Green Street Gardens, South Street Gardens and Culross Street Gardens. Beautiful, unwritten. [7] [8] Gareth E Kegg (talk) 00:54, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Great idea. Need to find more time... Edwardx (talk) 10:19, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Philharmonic Hall, London[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:42, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

St Pölten[edit]

Hello Edwardx. Please be aware that your recent move of this article was discussed in 2013. The move discussion ended with No Consensus. I happen to remember this because I was the closer. Bear this in mind if you are planning to eliminate more of the 'Sankt' names. You may want to consider opening a formal move discussion. Thank you, EdJohnston (talk) 21:12, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Oops. Didn't see that (as you no doubt realised). I think a good case for Sankt to St could be made, but I'm not sure that I have time right now. I'll try to revisit it soon. Edwardx (talk) 10:16, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Have you completely withdrawn from DYK now? Philafrenzy (talk) 02:31, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

No! But, Ive missed my deadline for the Newman Arms. But it was only 812 characters anyway. Just too busy with work right now. Edwardx (talk) 10:18, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Kate Lechmere[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:43, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Cargill DYK[edit]

Thanks for crediting me for the Cargill article creation. Can I vote or not as a co-creator? I'm guessing not, but just wanted to make sure. Thank you. (Btw, I have moved the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel to a stub. Much more could be added.)Zigzig20s (talk) 10:28, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

I'm not clear what you mean by "vote". If you mean review, then no. I'm impressed with the number of sources you've found for that hotel. Edwardx (talk) 10:13, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
There is really more, especially about philanthropic events that take place there. Especially since the whole Beverly Hills Hotel/Sultan of Brunei boycot fiasco, many events have been moved to the Luxe or The Peninsula Beverly Hills. (Obviously the Wilshire is still doing fine.) Feel free to expand the page if you can. The owner is very interesting as well. I wish I were in BH to take pictures. You might find the restaurant/chef sufficiently interesting for an expansion as well.Zigzig20s (talk) 10:23, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes, it's a shame that Wikipedia can't pay us to go on photographic trips. I was just about to suggest that you post on the talkpage of Wikipedia:WikiProject California/Los Angeles task force, but you're one step ahead of me! Great minds... Edwardx (talk) 12:01, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

David Collins (interior designer)[edit]

Of possible interest to you if you are able to expand this and possibly take it to DYK. If you live in London, you could even take a few pictures. I'd like to find a reference saying he was gay to add him to the WP LGBT Studies as well.Zigzig20s (talk) 01:04, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've done a bit of copyediting. Article was 605 characters before you started expanding on 5 December and is now 1234, so probably too big an ask to get it to 3025 for a DYK 5x expansion. Edwardx (talk) 11:56, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I didn't mean for DYK necessarily. Just that you may find it interesting.Zigzig20s (talk) 15:13, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Looking for collaborators[edit]

Hi EdwardX, I’m currently working on the page for David M. Cote and noticed that you're a member of WikiProject Business. I'm fairly new to Wikipeida (at least on the editing side) and I’m reaching out to experienced editors to collaborate with on future projects, so that I might more quickly learn the ins and outs of what makes a good article (in practice, rather than theory), as well as more about the Wikipedia community in general. I’d appreciate any feedback or suggestions you might have for me on my Wikipedian adventure. Thanks! --FacultiesIntact (talk) 23:51, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

I've done some copyedtiing of the article. Studying the changes made by more experienced editors is often instructive! I will comment further on your talkpage. Edwardx (talk) 11:47, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
Hey Edwardx, I've been looking over my research for Cote, but haven't been able to find anything for a "personal life" section per yours and Zigzig20s's suggestion. Is there anything else you think is worth adding, or are there any other changes that should be made? I'm trying to garner some consensus before I submit an edit request. Thanks! --FacultiesIntact (talk) 21:49, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Euphemia Lamb[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:51, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

This got nearly 20K - proof (if it was needed) that sex sells. Philafrenzy (talk) 16:53, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Great to see all your hard work appreciated. Audrey had over 14K, and without a photo. Class sells too. Edwardx (talk) 10:29, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for nominating them both and selecting the hooks. Audrey may have been classier but she didn't have artists falling over themselves to paint her did she? Philafrenzy (talk) 12:36, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Audrey White[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 14:23, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Jill Stuart[edit]

Mike VTalk 18:59, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: November 2014[edit]

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  • Australia and New Zealand report: ALIA partnership goes countrywide
  • Belgium report: Workshops for collection holders across Europe; Founding event of Wikimedia Belgium; Wiki Loves Monuments in Belgium & Luxembourg; Plantin-Moretus Museum; Edit-a-thon at faculty library in Ghent University; Image donation UGentMemorie; Upcoming activities
  • France report: Wiki Loves Monuments; mass upload; Musée de Bretagne
  • Germany report: Facts, fun and free content
  • Ireland report: Ada Lovelace day in Dublin
  • Italy report: National Library Conference; Wiki Loves Monuments; Archaeological Open Data; BEIC
  • Netherlands report: Video challenge; Wikidata workshop and hackathon; Wikipedia courses in libraries; WWII editathon
  • Norway report: Edit-a-thon far north at the Museum of Nordland (Nordlandsmuseet)
  • Spain report: Picasso, first Galipedia edit-a-thon, course in Biblioteca Reina Sofía and free portraits
  • South Africa report: Wiki Loves GLAMs, Cape Town
  • Sweden report: Use, reuse and contributions back and forth
  • UK report: Medals, maps and multilingual marvels
  • Special story: ORCID identifiers
  • Open Access report: Open proposal: Wikidata for Research; Open Access signalling
  • Tool testing report: Tools for references, images, video, file usage; Popular Pages
  • Calendar: December's GLAM events
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Bar codes[edit]

Free generator: http://www.terryburton.co.uk/barcodewriter/generator/ Choose any number and print on sheets of small sticky labels. Add text above or below saying "Scanned on Delivery", "Confirmed Delivery", tracked etc. Impossible to say if it works but I suspect it might. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:03, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks - I will experiment with that. Edwardx (talk) 20:34, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Kenneth MacMillan[edit]

May I pick your brains again, Edward? I asked a Wiki-colleague who is well versed in peer reviewing to look at the overhauled MacMillan article, which he has done, here. I've acted on his suggestions, and am now tempted to take his hint of putting the article up for Good Article. What gives me pause is that I really don't know much about ballet, and am not confident that I have adequately covered all important aspects of MacMillan's life and career. If you can spare the time, and have the disposition, to read it through and let me have your opinion on this point (or any other) I'll be most grateful. Quite understand if not, naturally. Best wishes, Tim riley talk 13:19, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Tim, a GA for Sir Ken is a great idea. I've added a link to Great Yarmouth Grammar School, and copied over your ODNB ref to that article. I'm struggling to make any worthwhile changes. It looks very good so far. Edwardx (talk) 18:39, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
Phew! I am relieved to have your encouragement. Well, I think I'll put the article up for GA, and see what happens. Nothing venture, nothing win. Thank you, sir! Tim riley talk 22:34, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
I've finished it now, and apart from one minor typo, could find no fault with it. I think it's a great article and would be a very worthy GA. Sterling work. Edwardx (talk) 23:54, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Amy Pascal[edit]

Hi. Would you please consider looking at this?Zigzig20s (talk) 07:36, 18 December 2014 (UTC)