User talk:Gestumblindi

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Rebroff[edit]

Hi. I did not add that information to the article, though I see why you were misled. The article, when I got to it was full of statements violating WP:BLP, and I attempted to remove some of them, as well as fix the style, etc. If you look at my edit, I re-arranged a paragraph which stated "Rebroff is famous for singing Russian folk songs (his parents are Russian immigrants) ... occasional consumption of a fine red wine." I removed the comment pertaining to his drinking red wine, as well as the parenthetical comment about his parents, choosing instead to just mention it at the top in a more condensed and stylistically better way. Cheers, Storkk (talk) 09:18, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Death and lead image[edit]

Hi, I am not sure what the consensus is regarding this. I have started a survey on the talkpage. Cheers, Nk.sheridan   Talk 22:30, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Pears Soap[edit]

Hi. Bez [1] Ja, eigentlich war das frech von mir, diese Quelle anzugeben und damals habe ich nur darauf gewartet, dass es rückgängig gemacht wird. Doch es ist immer noch darin. Als Brand Manager war ich oft auf der PR Agentur, Hill & Knowlton, Covent Garden (London), und die haben das oft als "USP" (Alleinstellungsmerkmal) gelobt. Doch in welchen Materialien das publiziert wurde und wo man das noch heute, gute 18 Jahre später belegen kann - keine Ahnung. Sorry, aber es liegen keine Beweise schwarz-auf-weiss vor. BuzzWoof (talk) 08:42, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Earl Pulvermacher[edit]

Hi I found citation an in memorian site-Washington State for Earl Pulvermacher. I added the citation on also please see the talk page-Thanks-RFD (talk) 13:35, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Eugster/Frismag[edit]

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Bürgergemeinde[edit]

Hi there, Thanks for that information about the Bürgergemeinde. While I read German well, I missed the subtleties of the laws. Thanks for the improvements. Tobyc75 (talk) 23:23, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your work on Seth Kinman[edit]

Thank you very much for the translation into German. Now everybody who reads German can know what a strange breed we Americans are. You may be interested that I just ran into a picture of Kinman at the Library of Congress site and had to know something more about him. A google search turned up more photos and a few biographical bits and pieces and it just kept getting stranger and stranger. Google books turned up a lot. (Might there be something in Google Books in German?) Someday I'll go to the Humboldt University Library in California and read the manuscript "Story of Seth Kinman" to really complete the article and maybe shoot for an FA. I guess what really attracts me to the story - other than its strangeness - is that Kinman wraps up the absolute best and worst of American character all in one person.

Thanks again.

Smallbones (talk) 22:50, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Well, I'm somewhat attracted to strangeness, so I simply couldn't resist translating an article about "the man who gives chairs to presidents" :-). The many "red" links show that the German Wikipedia's coverage of America is still rather fragmentary... let's hope that they're an incentive. Gestumblindi (talk) 23:05, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Statistical amassments[edit]

Thanks for the further comments on my talk page. While your initial comment came across as a tl;dr kind of complaint, your second comment made it more clear. I think that the statistics explain the people who live in each Swiss municipality more clearly that some general, unsourced statements. But I can see where it has started to expand maybe further than is good.

Please continue to expand the details about the history and the notable buildings in those municipalities. While I read German pretty well, it takes me quite a while to translate that information.Tobyc75 (talk) 21:33, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

File:North American XF-108-Rapier.jpg appearing on flickr...[edit]

Copyedit from my talk page: "Hi Bzuk; over in the German-language Wikipedia, a user noticed that this file is available here and on flickr with differing licenses and by apparently different uploaders, see there (in German, of course ;-) ). Here on Commons it's uploaded as your own work with a CC-zero license; on flickr, a certain james_gordon_los_angeles (a photographer from Washington DC, according to his profile) uploaded it using the restrictive CC BY-NC 2.0 license: http://www.flickr.com/photos/james_gordon_los_angeles/6473868677/ (so it seems to me that he claims to be the creator of the image, and, according to this license, would require attribution and only non-commercial use). I therefore suppose that james_gordon_los_angeles took the image from you, as your original upload in the English Wikipedia was on September 24, and james_gordon_los_angeles uploaded the image on flickr on December 7. As you licensed it under CC-0, of course everyone may use it freely and without attribution, but the flickr uploader wouldn't be entitled to tag it with a more restrictive license himself, I'd say. Gestumblindi (talk) 21:04, 29 December 2011 (UTC)".

Hi Gestumblindi, that's my poor attempt at depicting a XF-108 Rapier so that's why I uploaded it to Wikipedia, and left it as a public domain image. James simply re-uploaded it on Flickr, but probably should not claim it as his, but anyone else who wants it can take it off the Wiki or Wiki Commons for free. That's not the worst thing that has happened, my wife got me a book for my birthday, and, lo and behold (to be trite), I opened up the book to find some of my photographs, unattributed, of course, in the book. C'est la vie. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 21:28, 29 December 2011 (UTC).
Thanks for the answer! :-) Gestumblindi (talk) 22:01, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

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Deine Deckname[edit]

Wieso Gestumblindi? Sca (talk) 21:54, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Nun, ich interessiere mich für nordische Mythologie. Als ich mich vor langer Zeit in der Wikipedia anmeldete fragte ich mich "hm, wie soll ich mich denn nennen? Irgendein Pseudonym... was nehme ich nur?" und dann kam mir eine Idee, die ich damals ganz originell und witzig fand - mittlerweile finde ich sie nicht mehr so gut, da ich den Namen immer erklären muss... - Also, die Idee war: Der Mann, der unter dem Namen Gestumblindi vor König Heidrek erschien, war gar nicht Gestumblindi. Ich dachte also, es sei pfiffig, mich so zu nennen, also einen Namen zu wählen, der gleich "das ist ein Pseudonym! Der heisst gar nicht so!" besagt... wobei ich nicht behaupten möchte, Odin zu sein ;-) Gestumblindi (talk) 22:12, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
Also! Interessant. Ich dachte, daß hätte was mit (Eng.) "dumb" und "blind" zu tun. Teeth.png Sca (talk) 23:13, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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