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Nice work![edit]

At antiquarian and elsewhere. I'd put something - anything- on your user page, as it turns the link blue & makes you look more respectable. Johnbod (talk) 20:37, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

There, you see! Johnbod (talk) 20:44, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

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Auxiliary sciences of history[edit]

Hi GrindtXX, good job expanding this article, but I'm not sure removing the only reference there was was a good idea. If you can provide better sources, then it'd be great, but partial and obscure references are better than no references at all. Unless, of course, you're not finished working on this article yet. — Kpalion(talk) 22:28, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Hi Kpalion. I haven't seen the encyclopedia article, but my feeling was that it probably didn't have much in it beyond a (partial) list of 'auxiliary sciences', which was being amended as this list grew; and that fuller bibliographical references for the various topics would appear in the specific articles to which there are links. However, I take your point, so I've put it back in, but moved its location. I've also added to the list, but I'm not planning to do much more on this article. - GrindtXX (talk) 22:25, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Pausanias (geographer)[edit]

Thank you for deleting the dumb "citation needed" tag at Pausanias (geographer). I'm so tired of seeing these attached to sentences like "Orpheus is a figure from Greek mythology" and other utterly uncontroversial statements. Cynwolfe (talk) 19:49, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

English county histories[edit]

Thanks for working on the article. I'll be filling in redlinks from the DNB gradually (always part of the plan), but I won't get in your way. Charles Matthews (talk) 21:40, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

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North Staffordshire Regiment[edit]

Great photo of the 1st Battalion officers. I've been looking for a copy of that book for ages without success :-( There are two, Lyon & Ridgeway who appear in the other photo as well having been with the 2nd Battalion in India pre-war. NtheP (talk) 22:35, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

The officer whose name can't be decyphered, I think might be 2nd Lt Hubert Francis Patry see the Army List here page 181. The list gives his commissioning date as 20 September 1911, however his Medal Index card says he died on 13 September 1914 having been found shot in hospital (1st Eastern General) in Cambridge. Suicide possibly? NtheP (talk) 09:56, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

That does look very plausible on handwriting grounds: congratulations on the detective work. Sounds like a tragic story. I got most of the names by checking signatures against the list in the book of officers who embarked on 8 September, but there were a few variations. You'll see that one which was a partial guess was 2nd Lt Hill: he isn't on the embarkation list, but is mentioned a page or two later as having been killed in Sept 1914: no initials, unfortunately, but the signature does look like Hill.
I'll be adding a few more references from the book shortly. GrindtXX (talk) 23:48, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
Someone elsewhere dug up this list of the officers of 1st Battalion in 1913 when stationed in Cork. No Hill but Patry is there. NtheP (talk) 16:03, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Croydon College[edit]

Thanks for your guardianship of the integrity of this page in the face of regular assaults from a marketing manager or similar. I've put in a request for protection and it is now semi-protected for a month. asnac (talk) 16:18, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

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Carl Menckhoff[edit]

BTW, did you ever get a source for the month and day he died?

Georgejdorner (talk) 21:43, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

No, actually – haven't seen that anywhere. GrindtXX (talk) 22:03, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Well, it came from somewhere. I will keep an eye out for it. If we are going to use it, we should cite it.

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RE: her her[edit]

Damn! You're right, I got carried away by the doubling of pronouns without checking thoroughly. Sorry the time that I made you lose, I'll be more careful in the future. Thanks, --Eumolpo (talk) 10:23, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Re: Market Town Status[edit]

Thanks for the feedback on my questions re market town status. Since I asked the questions I've also found the Gazetteer (through the National Archives) which I've now added as a citation on the market town article. I'm on a personal quest to categorise the market towns in Kent and East Sussex, motivated by a desire to move to one when we retire from London in a few years, so thanks for your help in making my life better, too! Cheers, p.r.newman (talk) 14:30, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

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October 2012[edit]

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Rogue Article, or not?[edit]

Do you have any views on Gatton, Surrey whether it is worthy of its own article?
Consider: we already have Gatton (UK Parliament constituency) for when it was a famed Rotten Borough.

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Good catch![edit]

Good catch here! Goodness only knows how long that's been wrong - well spotted! Cheers DBaK (talk) 18:19, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Edit warring, BRD, enforcement of policy[edit]

I think you're very confused about the difference between an edit war, WP:BRD and enforcement of WP:BLP policies. I'd strongly encourage you to read up on them. Toddst1 (talk) 18:52, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

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King's MS[edit]

Thanks for putting in King's manuscripts, British Library, which I've only just noticed - I've dug up an illustration for it, a rather nice Italian MS of Cicero. (Excuses to go searching the illuminated manuscripts on a Friday afternoon are always eagerly received!)

If you do find yourself writing on any more of the collection, please do let me know if you think there's any help I can provide from the BL.

Thanks, and happy new year, Andrew Gray (talk) 17:01, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

North Staffordshire Regiment redux[edit]

Hi again, can I ask a favour. Can you check out the History of the 1st & 2nd Battalions and see what mentions there are of W D Stamer. I know he was commissioned into the 1st Battalion on 19 Aug 1914 so presumably he went to France with the battalion in September. he got an MC in 1917 and finished the war as a Captain but I'm trying to flesh things out further for an article on him I've started at my sandbox. It would be great if there are any images of him. He went on to be a divisional commander in WW2 and ended up as a Maj-Gen and GOC Sudan. Thanks. NtheP (talk) 23:08, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the comprehensive reply. I'm pretty certain his MC is 1917 but I haven't located the Gazette citation yet. Found it, wasn't gazetted until September 1918 so looks like it was in connection with March 1918. NtheP (talk) 16:13, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

1500s - a digression[edit]

This edit is fine, but the edit summary isn't wholly correct. See for example 1800s. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 20:04, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

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Historical Archive of the City of Cologne[edit]

Hello GrindtXX, thank you so much for copyediting and your kind remarks on my talk page. That's how I like Wikipedia :-) Regards, --elya (talk) 21:23, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

I do hope[edit]

that when you are in a disagreement with another editor about the scope of an article you are not always in the habit of simply re-writing the lede to support your POV without any sources or references to back it up. This is what in my household is called bad feng shui. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 20:42, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

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Heraldic visitation[edit]

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Record Commission[edit]

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DNB antiquarians[edit]

I have just done a topical list, Wikipedia:WikiProject Dictionary of National Biography/Antiquarians, and thought it might be of interest to you. Charles Matthews (talk) 17:52, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Panopticon[edit]

Thanks for the feedback![edit]

I am new to Wikipedia and this was my first contribution to a page. I wrote about the Panopticon because I had learned about it in class, and wanted to share that knowledge with anyone that was interested. You are right, however, that I focused more on my contribution as having a separate identity rather than integrating it with the already existing identity of the Panopticon page. I would also agree with you that my contribution has a lot of detail. I read the Panopticism page due to your suggestion, but do not agree that my contribution would fit in because the Panopticism page talks only about Foucault's, Discipline and Punish. I feel that my contribution, which does not talk about Faucault at all, would not be congruent with that information. Perhaps I should create a page of my own that solely discusses IT as a new Panopticon. Thank you again for your feedback. I will consider it in any future contributions I decide to make.

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Thanks for catching and correcting my error on Herald. A good reminder about WikiData as well. Donner60 (talk) 22:15, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

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