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Gate leading to the akha hilltribe village.jpg



DYK credits[edit]

Find link User:Hafspajen/Temp‎; Hi Hafspajen, I credited you, Yngvadottir and Eric on the DYK for Gingerbread house - you can see the actual nomination here. SuggestBot seems to have done odd things to your talk page - the background is all grey starting from a section higher up? SagaciousPhil - Chat 17:10, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing that, Gareth - it was making my eyes go all funny! Confused-tpvgames.gif SagaciousPhil - Chat 18:46, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
No, I thank you for pointing it out. Much better now — do hope our kind host approves ..(!).. Cheers! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 18:51, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks, dear friends. All bots are crazy, no doubt about that... Hafspajen (talk) 19:07, 23 December 2013 (UTC)



Things I was missing.


Forglen House draft[edit]

On the stage, HH the Dalai Lama, HH The Karmapa (wearing red deity hat signifying red secret bodhicitta), thangkas, Kalachakra pavilion, monks, nun, formal robes, Kalachakra for World Peace, Washington D.C., USA.jpg

Thanks for adding the pics into the draft for me, Hafspajen, it's very much appreciated! I've a long way to go on it yet but I've managed to find plenty of refs to use. I'm just hoping that once the weather improves - it's a bit wet and miserable today - I'll then be able to get some pictures of the mausoleum, which is in some woodland a little distance from the main house and up a rather rough muddy track. I think to get Drmies to notice (s)he is sitting in the Cultural depictions of dogs article, you might need to link his/her name in the caption? Face-smile.svg SagaciousPhil - Chat 13:57, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Well done of you. Those are very good pics. He is a he, most definitely. Well, I try. Hafspajen (talk) 14:01, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
Drat and double drat, I see you noticed the delicate lean on the main house picture? And here I was thinking I could start a new tourist attraction, a bit like the Leaning Tower of Pisa! SagaciousPhil - Chat 16:24, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Sorry Phil. It is leaning... a bit like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, yes. But probably the castle is quite verical. But you said that you will go back, and than you can take maybe a new pic? Or - crop this one? Hafspajen (talk) 16:30, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Articles you might like to edit[edit]

Budapešť 1144.jpg
Christ Giving His Blessing.jpg

Sledding Irish Water Spaniel Rough Collie Yorkshire Terrier Border Collie Companion dog=Please add more content Bertha Lum Cleanup Pharaoh Hound Please add more content Please add more sources Cleanup [[Pastore FonneseLonghaired Whippet, Kuchi (dog) Blessing of Jacob Chinook (dog) Conformation show Stabyhoun Please add more sources, Wikify Tadao Ando Di Bello Piccolo Segugio dell'Appennino How did I ever got this one Criminal stereotype of African Americans on my list???????? Hafspajen (talk) 15:46, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

The truly weird and wonderful world of the bots ... ... Hafs - is it you or the Bot inviting anyone and everyone to clean up? SagaciousPhil - Chat 16:06, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
Well ... Just a joke. Are you playing with the thought of cleaning up here? Hafspajen (talk) 16:10, 19 January 2014 (UTC)




Padma Dorje (1128-88) as a Mahasiddha (Great Adept) and Lamas LACMA M.81.206.12.jpg
Bhutanese painted thanka of Milarepa (1052-1135), Late 19th-early 20th Century, Dhodeydrag Gonpa, Thimphu, Bhutan.jpg

Yes you do[edit]

PanoAnnapurana.JPG No messages. Just checking, 74, Mandy 2328 if it works. Hafspajen (talk) 03:45, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

RRRAaaarrrrRRRRRrrrrrrgggghhh.. nice dragons.. good dragons.... 1-800 2328 4711 7471 — (talk) 08:36, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes, you have new messages. Your talk page is like spagetti, and I am tired of it. Tired of rolling up and down and get lost in it, all the time, all the time. Let's discuss - Mandy - How about that breakfast - saving then? Some refs ->[1][2][3][4] Musical snow globe Snow globe-3rd, 7th and 9th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita . Hafspajen (talk) 20:13, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
Kalachakra Mandala Samye Ling.jpg
Well, if my talkpage is like a lump of spaghetti, your talkpage is like... a museum! Cool window, especially.  :-)   Thanks for my pillow-fighters, do you like my caption? I cannot help you restore breakfast, this month anyways. But with any luck, we can bring in some newcomers to balance out the deletionists. About nine inclusionists, for every one deletionist, sounds about right. What are you up to nowadays, besides decorating talkpages with art? (talk) 00:58, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
Nice car. Convertibles are all the rage nowadays. Wind in your hair, sun on your arms, all that jazz.  :-)   Have you seen that movie, with the car, and the girl? You know, the good one. (talk) 01:34, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Karin Rehnqvist[edit]

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I just filled in two red links which you or Gerda might like to expand. P.S. Don't mean to be impertinent but you might consider archiving your talk page, it's pretty long!!♦ Dr. Blofeld 22:07, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Why isn't ANYONE complaining about Drmies talk page, just about mine? that is always long. Ok, try too, later; but right now I am in the middle of something. Do you like Tibetans? Hafspajen (talk) 22:10, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Good news: approved. Any chance to improve the other singer. - You ask Tibetan Prayer if he likes Tibetans? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:47, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Gues, some reason has to be for its name? Or maybe he/she is Tibetan? Hafspajen (talk) 19:55, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

What does this say about her? - Did you know that the pictured Pie is now on the German Main page? (Tibetan Prayer is of course the one whom you asked above.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:34, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Gentleman Norseman[edit]

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Arte del XVIII sec, ninnoli a forma di drago.JPG

Good Sunday morning Hpj!
I notice that have been keeping good company Face-wink.svg  — Buzzard — 10:56, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

My favourite reading! Really. Hafspajen (talk) 11:04, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Ah, somebody have stolen our Wimsey. Probably non free picture. Hafspajen (talk) 10:28, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Yeah! I noticed that earlier this morning. Hope all else is well your end? — Buzzard —  10:38, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
All well. Hafspajen (talk) 10:39, 3 March 2014 (UTC)


"Can you do something about this really tight perm which my hairdresser gave me - I can't see where I'm going?!!" TailCurledTight
I might soon go to a monastry
  • Oh ... my ... gawd - Maisie has been re-incarnated and has come back to haunt us again!! Face-wink.svgFace-wink.svg SagaciousPhil - Chat 08:37, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
But where is this perm hairstyle he or what /she? It's not in the poodle article. Hafspajen (talk) 09:19, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Tibetan Women-Boudhanath.jpg
No, don't go Hafs - who would fix images for me if you're in a monastery [/* but wait, do monks have internet access in monasteries?] Sorry for sending you on a wild goose chase through the poodle articles, I was speaking about Maisie appearing here on your talk page! Maybe Bishzilla will come and chase Maisie away for you? Face-kiss.svgSagaciousPhil - Chat 10:14, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Oh, you are just as naughty like Bishy. OK; I will not go to any monasteries. I have been informed that monastic life is demanding; so although you do not need to be an Olympic athlete, it might feel troublesome; trying and bothersome.Hafspajen (talk) 10:19, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
But there are nice people and dogs at the monastery

A barnstar for you![edit]

Clavecin Jean Denis 1648.JPG Sweetheart of the year
Hafspajen, no one, not even Yngvadottir, will ever surpass you in good faith and good intentions. Thank you for coming back to Wikipedia, and god speed. Drmies (talk) 04:58, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, Mies. Nice clavecin.. Hafspajen (talk) 14:28, 4 May 2014 (UTC)


Cherry Blossoms, Frieseke.jpg

EV = encyclopedic value.

How about commenting on my FP nom here? [5]
PS: [6] Sca (talk) 00:34, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
Sagaciousphil, now you know what EV means... (eh, don't look to your right...) Hafspajen (talk) 14:57, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I thought it was Educational value ... I really must stop getting undressed in such public places. Face-wink.svg SagaciousPhil - Chat 15:02, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
Well, it is not that public... it is behind a bush... Face-smile.svgHafspajen (talk) 15:03, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Codrington Library[edit]

Laurens Craen - Still life with imaginary view - Google Art Project.jpg

Hi Hafspajen-

I have added an alternate image with tighter crop. Thanks.--Godot13 (talk) 19:41, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

To celebrate that Godot finally arrived! After all that waiting...

Not bad. Wish you could make the other one smaller, because it makes it difficult to concentrate on the new one...

Godot13 ? Hafspajen (talk) 20:05, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

...very nice idea, thanks!-Godot13 (talk) 20:07, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Hafspajen-If I ever actually arrive, wouldn't I need to change my name? - Godot13 (talk) 21:31, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Oui. Like change it to Go 14. Hafspajen (talk) 23:41, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Three times?[edit]

You thanked me three times - you got stuck on the button? ;) Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 15:06, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

No, it was the strongness of my feelings... Strength. Hafspajen (talk) 15:07, 7 May 2014 (UTC)


Adriaen van Utrecht 001.jpg

Have you looked at the Caspar David Friedrich article in connection with Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Chalk Cliffs on Rügen?

I just added the painting Cemetery Entrance. Sca (talk) 23:58, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

I thought it was rather cool that he'd painted the entrance to the Trinity Cemetery years before he was buried there. Found the pic. on Ger. WP.[7] Sca (talk) 00:28, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
The German Wiki is a great source for pictures, that are used in a different way than here. I always try to see what they do owerthere. Norvegians can be good, to, Dutch sometimes, Italian and Spanish... depends on the topics. The Danish sucks. Hafspajen (talk) 00:35, 8 May 2014 (UTC)



I replied on my talk page.[8] Sca (talk) 14:07, 8 May 2014 (UTC)


This is your concept of jousting? — sca Yes... Face-smile.svg

Hafspajen, what can you find for me on jousting? Just some potential examples I can use for humorous effect on my talk page. Montanabw(talk) 21:36, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Looks like great fun.
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Sca (talk) 15:52, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

👍 Like

A barnstar for you[edit]

Food Barnstar Hires.png The Food Barnstar
A barnstar for your significant work in improving Open sandwich. Thanks for your work to improve Wikipedia! NorthAmerica1000 08:17, 18 May 2014 (UTC)


I love your talk page! It's a beautiful article in itself. Also thanks for great work on Wedding. (talk) 02:19, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Angel Museum[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:34, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Paulus Potter

Toy galleries[edit]

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Hello, we previously had some discussions about toy galleries, at Talk:Teddy bear and Talk:Toy, which inspired me to create a gallery at Dollhouse#Gallery. You can also see there what I mean about having encyclopedic information about the contents of the images. I hope you like it! By the way, I don't know if you noticed already, but if you're interested in creating toy galleries, many of the articles in Category:Traditional toys and subcategories have plenty of free images available that would make for good galleries without copyright troubles. Cheers, Siawase (talk) 20:03, 23 May 2014 (UTC) Very nice! Well done. Hafspajen (talk) 20:09, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you kindly! :) Siawase (talk) 20:12, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes, it is correct, this is a very good gallery, timeline, illustrating a point, and so on. The trouble with the bears was that it was very little info on them in the common files, so I was only guessing. Hafspajen (talk) 20:09, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks again! It was surprisingly difficult. There are are lot of pictures in c:Category:Dollhouses that look great, but have no info about the content. Siawase (talk) 20:23, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
You did a very good job. Hafspajen (talk) 20:28, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
I think I understand better now why the teddy bear gallery you created turned out the way it did. It's near impossible to create good galleries when the information about the images just isn't there. Cheers. Siawase (talk) 20:34, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Van Eyck[edit]

I liked the gallery addition you made, and hope I've improved it. More suggestions are welcome, though you know the heated atmosphere round here. Paul. Ceoil (talk) 10:51, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Noticed that you are taking a break[edit]

Jack Russell Terrier Eddi.JPG Wishing you good puppy play time
Hoping you are having a good therapeutic break from wiki editing. So sorry that you have email turned off, so I can't send you more extensive condolences privately. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 22:05, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

More selfies ....[edit]

Hurry up and switch back on, Hafs. Feels like I'm having to cope with yet more doggy selfies on my own here! SagaciousPhil - Chat 13:00, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

W. H. Auden[edit]

Hello Hafspajen! Hope you're well. I wonder if you could answer Martinevans' question about a photo of W. H. Auden that he just posted at Talk:W. H. Auden. Thanks. CorinneSD (talk) 19:59, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

I just spent some time catching up on the additions to your Talk page. I love all the photos of dogs and art, wonderful art. Then I saw the latest about the socks, etc., and your dismay. Please don't abandon us, Hafspajen! You are a light to my day, and I learn so much from you and your exchanges with editors. Do you remember how you felt when 74 disappeared? Well, this is worse. Come back. CorinneSD (talk) 21:53, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Kehr zurück...[edit]

Hoffentlich bist du nicht unwiderruflich weg. Sca (talk) 14:50, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Hafspajen contemplates users' concerted appeals to come back.

Does BracketBot contemplate his promise? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:32, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Venus and Anchises[edit]

William Blake Richmond - Venus and Anchises - Google Art Project.jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Art of Painting[edit]

Jan Vermeer - The Art of Painting - Google Art Project.jpg
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... the artful way --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:35, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
Hey Haf. Come on back--we got some articles to write. Drmies (talk) 01:10, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

File:Helen Allingham The saucer of milk.jpg[edit]

Want to nominate this, but having trouble getting a year on it, which is important for proving American copyright status. Any idea where to find that? Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:19, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

  • (talk page stalker)The file is derived from a Bonhams illustration for a sale of 19th century pictures, held in 2012. The auction listing doesn't give a date. I've just checked a couple of Sotheby's catalogues- four listings of Allingham watercolours, none dated (and one had the title and her signature on the reverse, so it looks like she didn't date them). According to the Helen Allingham Society she was painting until her death in 1926- so it could be as late as the 1920s. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 07:45, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Empty chair ...[edit]

Looking across the sea to Sweden only to see Hafspajen's chair is still empty
Hafspajen's empty chair
  • Hafs? It's now two weeks and I've had no Swedish chef videos to cheer me up, no nice pictures added to decorate my talk page and the dog breed articles are being messed up without you here to keep an eye on them - I've stopped watching them ... SagaciousPhil - Chat 09:04, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
    • Geez, Hafs, come backkkkkkkkkkkkkkk — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:18, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Guess we'll all just have to enjoy the therapy! Martinevans123 (talk) 09:55, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Hafs contemplating whether to come back to Wikipedia (note very stylish shoes).
  • Hafs, don't you think you've rested enough? We really miss you! CorinneSD (talk) 19:55, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
    • ... but please try for some better shoes... Martinevans123 (talk) 19:59, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
  • I think it's time for us to start composing special poems for Hafs. This being wikipedia, the first drafts would, naturally, be somewhat cracked. Wildly guessing that haf means half, which perhaps it doesn't, and with profound apologies to James F. Hanley and co-authors:
    • Half a pie is better than no pie, any old time, any old where.
    • A pie in the quarter, or even much shorter, ask anyone's daughter,
    • is better than no pie at all!
      • Please give us a little sign that you are okay, Hafs. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 21:29, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Rosenstadt Eltville
I thought of you when I took the thorny pic, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:12, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
ps: in case you are immune to images, listen, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:20, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Last known photo of Hafspajen before he disappeared. — Sca

Hafs is not back yet
Wikibreak goes on and on
Sadness creeping in
--Zeng8r (talk) 23:41, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Tack så mycket[edit]

Haffy, thanks for your generous comment at [9]. It's a pleasure working with you and trading thoughts.

Perhaps our efforts re Čiurlionis will engender more interest in the West in this fascinating figure, a national icon in LT (a fascinating place). Sca (talk) 16:46, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I think that there are always artists that are known locally but not known outside their land. Many of them are very good too. Hafspajen (talk) 06:02, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Types II[edit]

Good to have.[edit]

If an editor has previously posted their own personal information but later redacted it, it should not be repeated on Wikipedia; if the previously posted information has been removed by oversight, then repeating it on Wikipedia is considered outing. (WP:OUTING) And that belongs to topic Wikipedia:HARRASMENT.

God to have[edit]

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You might (or might not) be int'd in the discussion at [10]. Sca (talk) 01:18, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

I don't know. Hafspajen (talk) 01:26, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for the barnstar, with my edits improving by the months I hope it's the first of many, cheers. Lukejordan02 (talk) 12:39, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Girl with a Pearl Earring.jpg

She's back[edit]

Rodolfo Amoedo - Cristo no Monte das Oliveiras.jpg

"Girl with a Pearl Earring comes home to Holland." [11] Sca (talk) 14:59, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Good. Hafspajen (talk) 15:16, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
More re Girl now at [12] — you might be interested. Sca (talk) 15:34, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Ha en varm Midsommardagen ![edit]

MidsummerNightBonfire2.jpg Happy Summer Solstice !!
Hope you get a lovely ray of Summer sunshine and a bit of heat in your little corner of Skandoland!! Martinevans123 (talk) 16:58, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
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Seconded. Ceoil (talk) 19:37, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Thirded. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 19:46, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, everybody!!! Face-smile.svg Face-smile.svg Face-grin.svg Hafspajen (talk) 19:49, 21 June 2014 (UTC)


Can you please stop editing the discussion, I would like to make a statement, or are you having this by yourself. Mlpearc (open channel) 22:09, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Go ahead and make your statment. Hafspajen (talk) 22:11, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Mlpearc (open channel) 22:13, 21 June 2014 (UTC)


Van der weyden michael.jpg
Hans Holbein der Jüngere - Der Kaufmann Georg Gisze - Google Art Project.jpg
Marie-Antoinette; koningin der Fransen.jpg

Myself and Victoria are intending to take Last Judgement (van der Weyden) to FAC in the next few days. Can you take a look over please, re wording, image placement, and so forth. Any input appreciated. Paul Ceoil (talk) 09:49, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, image placement - I will look. But wording might not be my strong side. Maybe CorinneSD will like to look at that one? What do you say, Corinne? Hafspajen (talk) 10:02, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
There are a lot of images to choose from, and I'm not sure I've always made the right choices. You are free here. Ceoil (talk) 10:06, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
OK: will look on the choice. Hafspajen (talk) 10:07, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. The thing is if you are are very close to an article you develop blind spots, and need other eyes to slap you about the face. Ceoil (talk) 10:15, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Sure. Are you OK with Corinne if she say yes? She has quite an eye for grammar. Hafspajen (talk) 10:18, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Would be delighted! Ceoil (talk) 10:24, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Overall, a good choice I think. All the pictures are good choices. One picture is a bit weak, this: File:Rogier van der Weyden - The Last Judgment (detail) - WGA25634.jpg, not the composition but the quality. You may want to try this one instead -> File:Weyden, Rogier van der - The Last Judgment (detail) -1446-52.jpg or maybe try a donor or something from this gallery? Hafspajen (talk) 11:58, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
I give you free reign to decide. Its obvious you have an intutive skill at this. Please continue, my friend. Ceoil (talk) 14:38, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
(And a little traing in art school, and other art education... ) Don't want to mess up the themes, that is the problem. Hafspajen (talk) 14:48, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi, just came over to thank you for the image placement there (very nice!), and see that Ceoil has already been here. Anyway, I'm happy, in particular, to see the detail of the donor. Also, this is a little late, but sorry for being crabby at Jan van Eyck. I wasn't cross with you; more with myself for not having expanded the text there. But that's now been done, no thanks to me, so all's well! Thanks again. Victoria (tk) 15:26, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Victoria. Hafspajen (talk) 15:33, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
I'd be happy to go over the article. CorinneSD (talk) 16:38, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Hafspajen, I'll fix it in my sandbox. Don't worry about it. Thanks for trying though. Victoria (tk) 19:57, 22 June 2014 (UTC) Started a discussion at Corinne's talk, so maybe she can explain what is it she didn't understod. I imagine it is the panels that are the wings that open and close, or something like that. Hafspajen (talk) 20:02, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Hope did't mess up too much. Hafspajen (talk) 01:45, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
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Vatten Lillies[edit]

"Water Lilies painting Nympheas by Monet sells for £32m" [13]

— A nice piece of change. Sca (talk) 17:43, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes. And if you think that a French museum didn't even wanted one of Monet's really big Nympheas, when he donated it... Hafspajen (talk) 18:15, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

I didn't know he painted so many of them. Sca (talk) 18:34, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
He loved them. The one I think about is ... monumental. He had series... Hafspajen (talk) 18:36, 24 June 2014 (UTC)


A F`P?
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Hafs, what's FP? The picture is huge! Beautiful, though. A lot of orange. CorinneSD (talk) 01:42, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Issue with the frame: as a 3D element, it cannot be included in PD-art. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:51, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
The FRAME? What frame? Hafspajen (talk) 09:33, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Sigh. Then I guess, is not much to do about it. Is this an issue about ALL frames, or just this particular frame? Hafspajen (talk) 09:56, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
  • All frames, but only if we are taking the image from somewhere else (i.e. we are not the photographers/scanners) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:10, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère[14]

Hafs -- Thank you for sharing these beautiful still life paintings! I love them. I noticed when I clicked on File:Pronkstillleven.jpg that there was a big red notice: "LangSwitch Error". Maybe you can fix that. CorinneSD (talk) 00:05, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
I tried once to fix an error like that before at the Princess Tuvstarr nomination, but I never did succeded. It is probably Crisco the one who can do that. Hafspajen (talk) 00:11, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

That Limoges box is beautiful! I went to hear a talk about a collection of textiles, mainly Ikat, from the eastern islands of Indonesia this morning. Really enjoyable! Their was a dragonish one which was truly remarkable for the expertise with which it was created. Amandajm (talk) 06:13, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

  • (talk page stalker) If I ever take my friend up on her offer to bring me to see her people near Flores, I'll have to take some pictures. There is some extensive cultural significance attached to those textiles. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:47, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

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Congrats to the above. - Did you kow that I chose one of the images you selected to adorn my talk? Dreams, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:07, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for YOU.[edit]

Userpage Barnstar Hires.png The Userpage Barnstar
Don't know if you've ever received this barnstar, but if not, you certainly deserve it. Your userpage is an oasis of art and whimsy in this sad wasteland of bickering and blather. Zeng8r (talk) 14:15, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
THANKS! It is a secret passion I have... (for pictures and art and stuff...) Face-smile.svgHafspajen (talk) 14:18, 28 June 2014 (UTC)


Gustave Courbet - Le Désespéré.JPG
Simon Vouet - St. Catherine - Google Art Project.jpg

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Hipp hipp hurra! Konstnärsfest på Skagen - Peder Severin Krøyer.jpg[edit]

Hipp hipp hurra! Konstnärsfest på Skagen - Peder Severin Krøyer.jpg
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Gabrielle et Jean, Renoir (1895-96)

Are you aware of C2RMF's website? They have some beautiful high quality scans. Like this. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:44, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Very nice. No, I didn't knew that. Hafspajen (talk) 15:55, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

  • Dcoetzee appears to have uploaded all of their high-resolution scans... our copy of the Mona Lisa is from that site as well. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:57, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Do they have the Madonna of the Rocks? Because that one is from the Louvre. Hafspajen (talk) 16:04, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Sadly, no. That's why I ended up browsing their site, looking for it. BTW, I've updated the gallery on my talk page with those I think most likely to pass. I'm holding off on nominations for now as we have a lot of excellent art on the nomination's page at the moment. Alright, I'm off to bed. Enjoy your lovely summer day. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:06, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. (It was raining all day...) Hafspajen (talk) 16:13, 29 June 2014 (UTC)


Bamberger Rauchbier
Midsummer pickled herring

For your good-humored patience and cooperation re Hans Baluschek, you are awarded this delicious snack, along with a beer. (Now all you need are some Wasa rye crackers, and maybe a shot of chilled akvavit.)

Vielen Dank! Sca (talk) 16:12, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. Hm, it was a long time ago I had those crackers. I really like the ones made by oats... Hafspajen (talk) 16:18, 29 June 2014 (UTC)I don't know wich one is worst for babies, beer or sill. I might need to change that picture to save the baby.

Huh? Sca (talk) 16:20, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
The boys are a bit tougher, they will be fine with this diet. Hafspajen (talk) 16:21, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

If only ...[edit]


...Baluschek had done illustrations for Wynken, Blynken, and Nod — they would have been great. Sca (talk) 18:55, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe —
Sailed on a river of crystal light,
Into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
The old moon asked the three.
"We have come to fish for the herring fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we!" ...

Nice . Hafspajen (talk) 18:59, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Listen ... I like this earlier version better: [15] Sca (talk) 19:01, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Wonderful. Hafspajen (talk) 19:22, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Rose colours[edit]

Ice Sculpture on Zhongyang St. Harbin.jpg

Hi Hafs, could you lend your expert eye to this template, which I think is not good. The colours look quite wrong on my computer, with pale pink not pale, orange/vermillion/red nearly indistinguishable, magenta/purple/deep pink likewise much the same. Also, the categories don't seem to be the best choices for roses. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 20:49, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

  • You are quite right. Not for roses, that will not do. Roses have a very different color-scale, from the very light pink - almost white - to the light pink - and light pink on the bluish shade, versus light pink tinge on the varm side, the clear pink, and the warm-darkpink-reds and the cool reds . And the light pink with a salmon teint, those are quite difficult colours. The cold pinks going darker are also very difficult - going over into magenta... And then we have the very dark scale, almost brown versus the dark purple. And this is only the pinks and dark pinks. And the red-oranges, yellows, cream coloured roses - and so on. No - it will not do. Hafspajen (talk) 20:58, 29 June 2014 (UTC).
Thanks Hafs. I've taken out all usages of the template and left an explanation on its talk page, so that's a step in the right direction. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 16:20, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

File:Leshan Sichuan China-Old bridge-02.jpg[edit]

We'd need to make it more prominent in the article, but what's your opinion of this? Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:02, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Very nice, and a better place is doable. I would cut of just a little - NOT much, just sightly of the foregroung. It would be beneficial for the composition. But I would not touch the reflection in the water and leave quite a bit under the bridge reflection too. Crop off about ... half of the distance between the reflection of the bridge in the water and the edge of the pic as it is now. Hafspajen (talk) 17:08, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
That does cut off the top of the pagoda reflection on the right, though. Is that a problem? Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:50, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
I meant that the pagoda reflection should be the last thing seen in water. Not a problem, but it will make the picture closer to the Golden ratio. Hafspajen (talk) 21:54, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Bingyu-Valley Liaoning China Gate-at-the-barrier-lake-01.jpg
Beaufort Sabah GuanYinTemple-12.jpg

Virgin of the Rocks[edit]

Rapperswil - Stadtmuseum - Abschluss Erneuerung 2011-11-16 16-19-27 (SX230HS) ShiftN.jpg

That nice bright image appears to have been extensively digitally enhanced. I have already reverted it once previously, for that reason. Amandajm (talk) 17:36, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Do you mean it would be a good idea to leave that image in the article for the time being? The painting is in fairly poor condition, and was transferred from wood to canvas, which is often problematic. I presume that the panel had borer or it wouldn't have been done. I don't know how we are going to get a better one. It would have to come from the Louvre. Amandajm (talk) 17:52, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Whatewer solution it will be fine. Hafspajen (talk) 17:59, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Re textiles, I wonder if I could persuade the local Art Gallery to let me photograph some of their stunning collection of Indonesian textiles.
The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney has a great collection of lace. Not a huge amount, but some top quality pieces, one of the finest bobbin-lace cravats that I have ever seen.
The cravat came from a woman from Vienna, I think. She just walked in one day, when the curator was feeling rather ill and thought "Oh No, not granny's crochetted doilies". The woman unwrapped this glorious piece of lace. The family was Jewish, and before they fled in 1939, each person took a single small treasure from their home. This girl took the cravat, wrapped up in a handkerchief, tucked up the leg of her bloomers. All those years later, she donated to the museum of Applied Arts and Sciences a.k.a. the Powerhouse.
It's really late in the Great South Land. I have been up most of the night! I had better get some sleep. Toodle-oo! Amandajm (talk) 18:05, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

How sad in a way, this story... and how nice also. It is always sad when people had to leave everything behind... Bur hopfully she did made herself a new good life and had the courage to let this treasure of her go, now. Hafspajen (talk) 18:33, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

So beautiful, Hafs! Thank you for posting them here. CorinneSD (talk) 20:22, 30 June 2014 (UTC)


Hey, Hafspajen, of the FPs in this list, which would you choose as the lead image, and footer image? Note that portrait-orientation images go up as a pair. I'm a bit torn - we have a number of good ones. Not Godot's, though - he hits 100 images in a week or so, so I'll be putting up LOTS of him then. Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:55, 30 June 2014 (UTC)


Extermination of Evil collage.jpg
Gosh, that middle image at the bottom reminds me of a few editors I have dealt with. Martinevans123 (talk) 16:19, 1 July 2014 (UTC)



Hafspajen, kindly respond to what I said at [16]. Sca (talk) 16:09, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

FP nom[edit]

At [17], Crisco says:

Question - There are two very different colour patterns in the history of this image... which ones are correct? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:54, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

I don't know what to say. Can you help? Sca (talk) 00:03, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

That was quick! TNX. Sca (talk) 00:13, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Broken Camberwell beauty.jpg

Hi Hafs,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:William Blake Richmond - Venus and Anchises - Google Art Project.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 18, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-07-18. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:31, 2 July 2014 (UTC) Crisco 1492 .... maybe ... (human) lover of the goddess, father of Aeneas... or something like that. (the above is LACMA) Hafspajen (talk) 00:38, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

'Fun you chosed this one. Hafspajen (talk) 01:07, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Richmond wished to paint large, allegoric works. "An allegory conveys its hidden message through symbolic figures, actions, imagery, and/or events". So… Richmond paints Anchises with his fist grasping a twig at a suggestive angle. Face-smile.svg Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 06:56, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
That was too... symbolic for me .. angle? 45... degree, Xanty ? Hafspajen (talk) 10:00, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Well, I was trying to work out what Anchises held in his hand- it seems to be a twig, maybe broken off in a moment of passion as he glimpses Aphrodite. Can't work out what the doves are supposed to symbolise though (in this story)- maybe cat food for the two tabbies. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 06:30, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
That is no problem, Xanthomelanoussprog. The Dove and the Lions are indeed symbols. The dove is the sacred animal of Venus, for sure. And the lions - might be too. Hafspajen (talk) 11:09, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Russian traditions and superstitions - better then towel.

If you wear a shirt backwards, you will become acquainted with someone new. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:00, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

On examination day, it is bad luck to make your bed, wear anything new, or cut your fingernails. Hafspajen (talk) 16:03, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Sir Anthony Van Dyck - Charles I (1600-49) - Google Art Project.jpg[edit]

Sir Anthony Van Dyck - Charles I (1600-49) - Google Art Project.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:King Charles II by John Michael Wright or studio.jpg[edit]

King Charles II by John Michael Wright or studio.jpg
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DYK for Mansoor Hosseini[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:32, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Yoga thing[edit]

Épagneul japonais 009.jpg
A Japanese Chin

The main difference is that raja yoga uses asanas mainly to get the body ready for prolonged meditation, and hence focuses more on the meditative asanas: Lotus Posture (padmasana), Accomplished Posture (siddhasana), Easy Posture (sukhasana) and Pelvic Posture (vajrasana). Hatha yoga utilizes not only meditative postures but also cultural postures. Similarly, raja yoga's use of pranayama is also devoid of extensive locks (bandha). Thing I snached


Turtle mazunte oaxaca mexico claudio giovenzana 2010.jpg Greetings to you and your puppies
Saying hello to you, with a little help from wikipedia on the technical details of how to say hello. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 11:31, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Secession, Nesterov[edit]

Girls on the Banks of the River

Berlin Secession looks OK on my "standard" screen.

What do you think about nominating Girls on the Banks of the River? Maybe it's it's rather too neat and idealized? Sca (talk) 22:09, 4 July 2014 (UTC)


The Rest on The Flight into Egypt, c. 1510, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2014-07-02/Featured content[edit]

Ended up needing a lot more illustrations, so rearranged until I thought it looked pretty. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:35, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Adam it looks fantastic!!! Hafspajen (talk) 01:37, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Just hope I can catch up to the schedule this week - I only just finished. But then, there were about thirty pieces of featured content, and this week only twenty, which should helpAdam Cuerden (talk) 01:56, 6 July 2014 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Fragonard, The Reader.jpg[edit]

Fragonard, The Reader.jpg
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For Hafs ... ...[edit]

Barnstar of Humour.svg The Barnstar of Good Humor
For constantly making me smile! I laughed out loud when I saw the "image removed per editor request" edit summary Face-smile.svg SagaciousPhil - Chat 18:10, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Scandinavia map[edit]

I try to make jokes or references in the nomination names. This was a particularly bad joke. Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:13, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

No, no, just a little surpising... I was looking after them, but found none...Face-smile.svg. Hafspajen (talk) 22:36, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Kitagawa Utamaro - Toji san bijin (Three Beauties of the Present Day)From Bijin-ga (Pictures of Beautiful Women), published by Tsutaya Juzaburo - Google Art Project.jpg[edit]

Kitagawa Utamaro - Toji san bijin (Three Beauties of the Present Day)From Bijin-ga (Pictures of Beautiful Women), published by Tsutaya Juzaburo - Google Art Project.jpg
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Your Russian saint[edit]

A dog attempts to escape from the odor of Lutefisk
Münster Mühlenhof 4.JPG
Altes Schlafzimmer.JPG
Scoty (66848262).jpg

I fed part of the Russ WP article [18] into Bing [19] and got the following predictably garbled translation, from which you probably could glean enough for a caption.

Míša-Samuil (real name Mikhail Lazarev; 1848 — 23 February [8 March] 1907)-pereslavsky whacky, revered in orthodoxy as he was canonized a Saint of Yaroslavl diocese.
Mikhail Lazarev was born into a peasant family of Yam, located near Pereslavl. The name "Samuel" added people as monašestvuûŝemu person for his strict Virgin life, after the death of Samuel, priest of St. Nicholas monastery.
With Misha's craziness. An eight year old boy he predicted Moore on the people in his village, and the villagers have demanded to kick him. It has sheltered in his cell, hieromonk Nicholas monastery, Samuel, who was the spiritual father of the boy.
Misha has spent all his life, wandering the city and its surroundings. Often visited Trinity slobodka, liked to be in the House where the beznogogo peasant Simeon Vukolova (now the House of 21).

Does that help? Sca (talk) 15:25, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

  • From Google-> Mikhail Lazarev was born in a peasant family Yam village located near Pereslavl. The name "Samuel" added people as monasticism person for his strict virgin life, after the death of Samuel, celibate priest of St. Nicholas Monastery.

Since childhood, Mike took over foolishness. Eight year old lad he predicted plague on the people in his village, and the peasants demanded oust him. Sheltered him in his cell Nikolsky monastery monk Samuel, who became the spiritual father of the boy.

Throughout his life, Misha spent wandering around the city and its surroundings. Frequented Trinity 'Village, where he loved to be in the house of the peasant drunk Vukolova Simeon (now house 21).

I suppose "legless" doesn't mean "drunk"! Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:36, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Who knows- probably it does, correct - Hafspajen (talk) 16:39, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
The link for "Trinity Village" leads to a page on it - also known as "Latrine Village" because that's where the monks went to shit. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:55, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Botticelli's Birth of Venus souvenirs.jpg File:Botticelli Scotland 96.jpg File:Botticelli, calunnia 02.jpg File:Botticelli Berlin 35.jpg File:Sandro Botticelli 025.jpg File:GLAM Botticelli Venus Barnstar.png File:Sandro Botticelli - Madonna of the Magnificat (detail) - WGA02716.jpg

Confusig... Hafspajen (talk) 17:06, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Portrait d'une Femme à sa Toilette, by Titian, from C2RMF retouched.jpg[edit]

Portrait d'une Femme à sa Toilette, by Titian, from C2RMF retouched.jpg
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Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2014-07-09/Featured content[edit]

Presuming that there will be enough text to make the spacing work, how do the images look? Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:13, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Looks great! Hafspajen (talk) 00:18, 10 July 2014 (UTC)


Pieter Brueghel the Younger- Pieter Bruegel the Younger - it was not working before with the H. Hafspajen (talk) 07:09, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Maybe you were spelling it "eu" instead of "ue"? Lots of people make that mistake. Curly Turkey ⚞¡gobble!⚟ 07:20, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Pieter Breughel the Younger - I wasn't spelling it at all, only copied from a file name. Hafspajen (talk) 07:26, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Well, there you go. People are always misspelling those names. Not surprising. Curly Turkey ⚞¡gobble!⚟ 07:32, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Not packed[edit]

Why not? Curly Turkey ⚞¡gobble!⚟ 03:49, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Changed my mind. It worked here because I made a careful selection of pictures, - but most often it doesn't work. Hafspajen (talk) 03:51, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
You sure have a pile of pretty pictures here! Congrats on the Utamaro POTD, by the way. Curly Turkey ⚞¡gobble!⚟ 05:21, 10 July 2014 (UTC)


No trouble. lateral thinking. Amandajm (talk) 06:13, 10 July 2014 (UTC)


Censer LACMA M.2011.157.2a-b (3 of 5).jpg

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Thank you Corinne but that was so I should AVOID it.. don't like that one. Hafspajen (talk) 16:07, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
Oh. Sorry. CorinneSD (talk) 22:20, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
Never mind, it is my special idiosyncrasy. Hafspajen (talk) 22:22, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

What's the measurement of holiness?
What a beautiful photograph! (The candles and lights.) Do you know where it was taken? Where did you find it?
On another issue, I'm just curious why you posted all those pictures of women in folk costume, just below. CorinneSD (talk) 17:34, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
I don't really know where that picture is, I just like it. Was looking for Estrela Mountain Dog pictures, because we don't really have good ones - and this came up. About the girls - I just saved them over here because they got deleted - from an other page - with much Russian related stuff. Maybe it can be used somehow in Russian folklore - national costume .. or so. Hafspajen (talk) 17:41, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

City of Workers[edit]

How many more votes will it take to promote Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Hans Baluschek - Arbeiterstadt (1920).jpg — ?? Sca (talk) 14:01, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Nice clothing[edit]

Paris in dilema - wich one is the the one for the apple?

Spreading the joys[edit]

Powergen Cup.jpg Award Award
I hereby present you with the Award Award, for outstanding achievements in the field of award-giving to your fellow Wikipedians (award giver included). Peter Isotalo 17:48, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Face-wink.svgFace-smile.svgFace-grin.svg Hafspajen (talk) 17:51, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Loved the statue pic caption, btw.
Peter Isotalo 18:13, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Hans Baluschek[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 11:23, 13 July 2014 (UTC)


Help! I changed pull quotes to a blockquote (since at WP:Blockquote it says not to use pull quotes. Pull quotes are for when the quoted material is "pulled" from material already in the article.), but I don't know how to format the reference. Also, I think this would look better if it were in smaller print, in a box at the side, don't you? CorinneSD (talk) 21:01, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject Poultry[edit]



I know you like dogs, but I thought you'd enjoy this nice photo of a lynx from the article Republic of Macedonia:

CorinneSD (talk) 21:29, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

This photo was right under the lynx photo in the article:

CorinneSD (talk) 21:37, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Vincent van Gogh - Self-portrait with pipe - Google Art Project.jpg[edit]

Toyoko Inn Breakfast.jpg

I love this painting, but it's currently only used in a gallery. It's such a different view of van Gogh's work. Think we can find a good place for it so it can be nominated? Adam Cuerden (talk) 03:44, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

You could use this one (halfway down page). As an emetic.Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 08:37, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Three Beauties of the Present Day[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 15:11, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
1435 Osservanza Master Saint Anthony in the wilderness anagoria.JPG
Beautiful. - Do you need more work. Siegfried Köhler (conductor) worked at the Royal Swedish Opera, and that's all I know about it. Would you find more? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:25, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Drmies, how about one of these for you?? Hafspajen (talk) 02:55, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Well, congratulations on a nice DYK! (And thanks, but I got enough lovelies at home. If I could get a nap, that'd be great...) Drmies (talk) 17:56, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Not a WOMAN, but a DYK template, Drmies. Luminais ... Hafspajen (talk) 17:58, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Haha. I'm collecting reviews for a quadruple nomination. Drmies (talk) 18:18, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
AHGG. Once I reviewed a nomination with 7 articles and it was a nightmare. Hafspajen (talk) 18:21, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Drmies, you have to promise to help me if I don't know how to rollback. Hafspajen (talk) 18:29, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

  • 1. when in doubt, don't use it. 2. only use it for what I would call vandalism--your definition is a bit more expansive. 3. it only undoes the last (series) of edits by one editor. 4. try leaving an edit summary. Drmies (talk) 18:59, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • If I had hit rollback here I would have undone all the editor's work--I just wanted to undo the deletion of the speedy template. (Perhaps article is already deleted...) Drmies (talk) 19:03, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

City of Workers[edit]

Fv55 road at Sognefjellet, 2013 June.jpg

How are you with German? I can't read the language, which makes writing City of Workers a rather difficult proposition. Also pinging Sca, as nominator. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:44, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

If I ever get outta here
If we ever get outta of here
Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash
As we fell into the sun,
And the first one said to the second one there
I hope you're having fun.
Band on the run, band on the run.
And the jailer man and sailor Sam
Were searching every one
For the band on the run,
Band on the run

Well, the undertaker drew a heavy sigh
Seeing no one else had come,
And a bell was ringing in the village square
For the rabbits on the run.
Band on the run,
And the jailer man and sailor Sam
Were searching every one
For the band on the run,
Band on the run

Well, the night was falling as the desert world
Began to settle down.
In the town they're searching for us everywhere
But we never will be found.
Band on the run,
Band on the run.
And the county judge who held a grudge
Will search for evermore
For the band on the run,
Band on the run

Hafspajen (talk) 12:04, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

    • Well, that certainly explains the link on my page. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:02, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
What link, Crisco 1492? Hafspajen (talk) 15:03, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • To Youtube. For Wings. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:07, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Ah. Thought it was about some German links... Hafspajen (talk) 15:10, 19 July 2014 (UTC)Face-smile.svg

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Vincent van Gogh - Almond blossom - Google Art Project.jpg[edit]

Vincent van Gogh - Almond blossom - Google Art Project.jpg
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Padre Pio[edit]

Alexander Coosemans Früchtestillleben mit Hummer und Brot.jpg

Hi Sir,

Carbolic acid does not contain chlorine, and thus it is not chloric; it is merely a benzene ring with an alcohol group bounded to it. I meant to write the word choleric and noticed the typo yesterday. The word choleric CAN refer to a person who is bad tempered or peevish, but also to an irritable substance. I will use the word "caustic" instead of "choleric" because its meaning is perhaps more apropos from your viewpoint.

As I've already mentioned, choleric can refer to temperament but also to anything irritable; would it be malapropos to say that is a substance is irritable? However you look at it, cabolic acid certainly is NOT chloric; it does not contain chlorine. Thank you for leaving the word "caustic" unedited, however.

Mmm, caustic is better. Hafspajen (talk) 18:40, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your cordiality.— Preceding unsigned comment added by IP (talkcontribs)


Gender neutrality incarnated

A wild hen has appeared. Swedes rejoice! Conservatives fume!

Peter Isotalo 18:57, 20 July 2014 (UTC) IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hafspajen (talk) 18:58, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Don't forget: it's just a word...
Peter Isotalo 19:40, 20 July 2014 (UTC)


Hans Memling 070.jpg

Sorry that I haven't been very communicative. I have been having a little crisis on the other side of the world! Things seem to be sorting out, but I will be very busy for a few weeks. I would love to have a look at the Rembrandt article, but I will have to leave it for a little while longer. Meanwhile, I'll take a look at those images you have put on my page, and get back... oh bother! I have just got yet another text message to answer. Bye for now! Amandajm (talk) 10:50, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Reference desk[edit]

As you suggested, I posted my question at [20]. It probably shows how technically backward I am. Sca (talk) 16:39, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

No, I don't think so, Sca. I would watc the page, they might ask questions, thought, or tell you what to do. If they can't then probably our local technical genius Matty will surelly solve it. Hafspajen (talk) 16:46, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
Matty? Sca (talk) 16:49, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, Matty - our secret weapon, Matty.007 - who fixes everything. Hafspajen (talk) 18:35, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Évariste Vital Luminais[edit]

Tibetan bracelets (silver) - Yunnan Provincial Museum- DSC02046.JPG

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Évariste Vital Luminais 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! CeeGee 10:27, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

  • That is a nice piece of work. Drmies (talk) 02:57, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Fritz von Uhde[edit]

Blossom of Peach (4391499291).jpg

The article now looks fantastic. Of course I like it! Thank you very much! :) --Goose friend (talk) 13:38, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

That's right! Uhde depicts it in each one of his paintings about Jesus. I know of no other artist that captures this feeling so well, and he painted many of these scenes. You might also like his paintings Sermon at the sea, Sermon on the mount, Lord, Stay with us, Road to Emmaus 1, Road to Emmaus 2, Road to Emmaus 3, The Sermon, The Lord's Supper (2), Christ healing the sick, and Grace. These paintings are outstanding but some are in black and white because they were taken from an old book and I've not been able to find them all in color. Anyways, Uhde had things to say about this. How I'd love to see a revival of this kind of art!--Goose friend (talk) 14:18, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Bixby letter[edit]

Curacin del paraltico Murillo 1670.jpg

Hafspajen, I don't know what to make of this. You're referring to the Coat, of course--but I don't see much in the way of harassment there, just a comment: they're not even opposing. As I said before, this isn't something that an admin can do anything about. If there truly is a problem and it needs addressing, it will have to be done by editors, by conversation, by consensus. And those editors should be people who are well acquainted with the FP process, obviously. Sorry. Drmies (talk) 02:26, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Well, that is basically the problem - they're not even opposing. Everybody keeps quiet and are intimidated. You don't know how the atmosphere was before. Only project people were civil and used npov language, oh those good old days... At least someting that I experienced as rather disturbing. I nominated a beautiful picture that I really thought was chaming, beautiful and wonderful, and that was not at ALL such crap shit and worhless bullshit as this editor succeded to look like, made me humiliated for my choice, made the other editor humiliated, the one who edited it; edited it perfectly after the acceptable standards - removing aging signs a little but but not deceitfult, - and all this with no consideration or interest for anyones feelings, criticinzing not the work but the people in the nomination, both, not in a NPOV way, but the most UNneutral way using words as horrible silly, and derisory- and so on - not a constructive critizizm that we use to have before; but most certainly the most unconstructive criticizm ever since I have seen any FPs. This one here->Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Portrait de Jeanne d'Aragon, by Raffaello Sanzio, from C2RMF retouched.jpg.
Now it is chewing the Bixby letter and belive it or not - this kind of nominations were not standard before. Just suddenly pops oup from nowhere, and even if you think all those resoning sounds wise - it is not. It is somebody talking about art who doesn't have a clue actually. I am worried about what is happening while it is on. People who are uncertain might take this seriously, if not informed ot bother checking what's there actually.
Guercino - The Woman taken in Adultery - Google Art Project.jpg
  • As for the guidelines.:

Digital manipulation for the purpose of correcting flaws in an image is generally acceptable, provided it is limited, well-done, and not intended to deceive. - For historic images, acceptable manipulations might include digitally fixing rips, removal of stains, cleanup of dirt, and, for mass-produced artworks such as engravings, removal of flaws inherent to the particular reproduction, such as over-inking. Careful colour adjustments may be used to bring out the original work from the signs of ageing, (EXACLY WHAT Dcoetzee DID) though care should be taken to restore a natural appearance.

There was absolutelly NOTHING to shout horrible silly, and derisory for. Digital manipulations must not deceive the viewer - but there was nothing that DID. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING: but people are scared off by the conflicts, lack of interest to a very long thread and few people care to read all that in order to support or oppose... Just destroying the project. I really don't mind if somebody is telling me a valid point, but telling off a lot off weird things in a particulary unpleasant way - I do mind, and C.o.m.c. does this, and who knows maybe is time for a new wikibreak, Drmies. Hafspajen (talk) 02:54, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

AND NOW I SEE THAT IT HAD THE GUTS TO EDIT right in the middle of the nomination text, AND IT IS *******NOT******** her nomination, but mine, right, making it look like it was witdrawn or what, well, it is enough, Drmies. Hafspajen (talk) 03:14, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Think also nominating the same picture I had, Drmies, same disrespectful behaviour towards other peoples boundaries, right, unconcern for the feelings of others, the attitude of irresponsibility, a low threshold for discharge of aggression, incapacity to experience guilt or to profit from experience, marked readiness to blame others and to offer plausible rationalizations for the behavior that has brought the person into conflict - and what do we have. Something blowing in the wind. Hafspajen (talk) 03:30, 24 July 2014 (UTC)::Drmies Hafspajen (talk) 07:13, 24 July 2014 (UTC)?
Drmies. Hafspajen (talk) 07:20, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Hafs, please see this: I have now made another comment. My reply now sets a precedent for unpleasant conduct. It is not just you to perceive that one can really get feelings hurt and treated roughly by participating in FP. It should not have to be an hostile environment. It should be enjoyable. I am sorry, and if you wish to go to a board to complain, as Drmies suggests, I will participate. Although I am not necessarily suggesting this. Complaint boards can make one cry as well. Fylbecatulous talk 14:48, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Gosh, Fylbecatulous, I am really sorry. I really am. I am sorry. Hafspajen (talk) 17:15, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
I had a look through Coat's contribution history, and (after a summary reading) the snarkiness seems to have started back in March of this year (after some dispute over an image of Oscar Pistorius' trial). In my opinion, you're being subtly trolled (Coat used the term MSM (main-stream media) back in 2013- that's in the troll lexicon along with "false flag" and "sheeple") I'd back away and leave Coat to it for a while- Coat says they're going "off-planet" anyway (I'm not long for this world). The rest is smoke and mirrors- Coat's hints that they fear their real-life identity will be revealed, leading to embarrassment as their ex-colleagues find out they've been editing Wikipedia- well, Coat, don't even tell us you have vindictive ex-colleagues, especially one of which at least I know edits Wikipedia quite actively. You pair are more valuable than a patchwork garment; allow your emotions to heal before deciding on a course of action. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 17:01, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Oh, Xanty, I know this. I think I know even the reason behind. Wish people would reflect more - and would learn to know themselfs instead of acting out their ... problems. Hafspajen (talk) 17:15, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
And, Xanty, why don't you tell this to Drmies, being subtly trolled - he is the admin and the expert. Hafspajen (talk) 18:33, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Hafspajen, I believe this will all turn out well and that peace will return to Featured Pictures. I now have deftly placed Coat in checkmate, with no room to make more harassing snarks without apologising to me. As well, you have rang the admin bells by pinging Crisco 1492 and Drmies. Although I believe it is in the middle of the night where Crisco is located, someone will soon show up to see the chaos that has occurred. As well, Coat has not made another edit since the last to me and has now left a notice on their talk page stating they will away from a computer throughout August. Although I do not wish bad thoughts on an unwell person, this situation with FP has to return to love and roses. I will continue to do whatever I can to fight this battle. I am actually a long-time fan of Impressionism, anyway (excepting Monet; he has been too commercialised). Fylbecatulous talk 19:04, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, Crisco 1492 and Drmies has the habit of sleeping through the different exitments. Face-smile.svgHafspajen (talk) 19:13, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
The good doctor contacted me at breakfast time (that is, breakfast time for me)- he is very concerned about the situation but doesn't know the best course of action. I am a recent fan of Walter Sickert- his townscapes seem to have a strong atmosphere. One favourite is the Pierrots at Brighton- twilight, artificial light, melancholy. I wonder what Patricia Cornwell's got in her collection? (sarcasm) Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 20:27, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Well, astoundingly, Coats has ignored my request for apology and instead has posted another comment reiterating that I am not courteous if I do not 'strike my oppose'. (sigh......) Fylbecatulous talk 01:05, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
I am unfortunately not surprised. This will go on like this until somebody stops it, because this editor enjoys creating chaos. I think that this editor is the same one as a banned editor here, -> Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/ChildofMidnight/Archive - who felt that s/he has to find a new nisch, where s/he can silently survive and have some fun without being noticed. Somewhere around me, maybe because we were friens once upon a time. See that discussion on. User talk:Hafspajen/Archive 1#SPI II. That editor had so many socks that it was unbelivable. And most probably several sleepers everywhere. As Drmies said there: He'll be back, no doubt, flying under the radar. As long as he can exercise more proper manners I may not have much of a problem with it, and we may never find out. - Now the problem is that this editor can't exercise proper manners, that is one of the great common points here. I couldn't stop her/him either, I tried but - no. You saw that too. It may be that I am wrong, but even if I am, it is just as bad as the other editor - making just enough trouble. That fear of getting into an investigaion - their real-life identity will be revealed - I think is more a fear that the above will be revealed. The admin who will dare dealing - if anyone will - with this editor, will have shit shrown in his face - for sure. Kelapstick‎ maybe, he was one of the admins who piled up evidence. But this place is not big enought right now for both of us. Hafspajen (talk) 01:26, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Hafspajen, there is no way that this user is ChildofMidnight, no way at all. So please don't continue making that suggestion--it is incorrect. Drmies (talk) 01:34, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
  • No, no. Very different areas, very different mechanical and grammatical qualities, totally different style. There is nothing they have in common. ChildofMidnight is not such a good student that he'd be able to change colors like this. Believe me: I worked with him for years, and I spent weeks on that SPI. Drmies (talk) 19:05, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Was just online for few minutes, saw your message. Baby you are the most innocent, lovely, easy to fool and full of good will man, I ever met - and I love you, Drmies. You don't really think s/he will admit it? Haven't you noticed a certain talent at bluffing? Wow, now. People don't change. But I do like your innocence. And I am sorry to contradict you - but s/he is smart. Smarter and more elaborated then you think - and a great actress or actor. Hafspajen (talk) 19:24, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Really? Why? People can move, live at a hotel, buy a new computer, because the old one got broke. Same spelling errors, (less) same kind of wording - same three sentences (but now carefully edited sometimes) - and more so especially in the beggining, when he/she was not scared to be discovered. S/he is not stupid. Don't you think that she/he learned while reading your investigation? You thought her/him how to avoid doing the same mistakes - because you were telling him/her just exactly how you discovered that she was she (or he). S/he is not going to go back to edit the same articles again, no, not now when banned a year from editing - no it has to be something completely new. Take my word for it that this user has no idea about art - but loves to stir things up. As the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville said in the book The Name of the Rose: If you wan't to find the horse, imagine being that horse and go where the horse would. This trace goes to FP, a new nisch, an old friend - who is considered not owerly brillinant.. (that's me - the one with the poor undeständåing of English) - well, not true but that is what s/he thinks... (IQ 154, but don't tell anyone - my English IS poor). S/he probably found that I am not as lost on the field of arts and a poor little rabbit as s/he thought of me in general, crying for help to edit articles and asking for correcting my spelling. All those academic studies help. So that was a little bit of a bad surprize. So now we are competing - s/he is competing with me and wants to win - and what s/he doesn't have in knowledge tries to add in incivility and bossines and - (her/his expertise) - and - s/he wants to show that she is better on this than me - but this is my field, you know. So that is the psychological aspect. Either way - s/he is a Wikipedia:Disruptive user. There is a fine line on Wikipedia between users offering critical analysis and advice on other users and their work, and people simply attacking other users and articles without warrant or cause. That line is passed. Have fun and take care, Drmies. Hafspajen (talk) 02:11, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Bless you CorinneSD, for [21]. May all the angels in heaven guard you on you way, Corinne, and may they guard you constantly - because you had the courage to stand up for Fylbecatulous, and saying what you said - more courage than some. Take care and have fun. Hafspajen (talk) 03:28, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes, thanks from me as well, CorinneSD. (Forgive me, Hafs, for pinging from your page. I din't ping anyone from the thread... sorry). I have also spoken my mind there and also asked for the images that were placed by Coat to taunt you to be removed by an admin. I have explained to the best of my ability the hostile atmosphere (not only for this one discussion, but to the FP overall). If only an admin would show up to look at the project page. I guess it is the weekend. In kindness and solidarity, all the best. Fylbecatulous talk 15:58, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Fylbecatulous. I will think about you. Hafspajen (talk) 19:24, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
I think you may be right about Coat (I've been writing this edit out for about 2 hours, with more detail, then deleting it). Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 22:15, 27 July 2014 (UTC)


RFC sergeant pilot carte de visite.tif
I have no idea who this is, but I think it might be someone famous (an old scan I found on my hard drive). The Spender painting photographs were pretty poor quality (certainly not up to the standards of Mr. Sniffy Face-smile.svg) Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 20:53, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Évariste Vital Luminais[edit]

Bonus picture
The DYK project (nominate) 22:12, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Madonna of the Harpies by Andre del Sarto[edit]

I agree that I can't tell if the figures on the pedestal of Andrea del Sarto's painting are harpies, but they were interpreted as such and thus gave rise, in English, to the name of the painting. Rococo1700 (talk) 16:02, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Well, Rococo1700 in that case it is maybe better to say as you said here: they were interpreted as such and thus gave rise, in English, to the name of the painting. That would be just fine. Hafspajen (talk) 17:18, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Fine Arts Star.png The Barnstar of Fine Arts
I would like to present Hafspajen with this barnstar in recognition of your excellent work on art topics. Keep it up! Yakikaki (talk) 09:28, 27 July 2014 (UTC)


Home Office Bldg., London
House of Soviets, Kaliningrad

Isn't this (left) just about the ugliest building you've ever seen?

Or does it compete for that honor with the House of the Soviets in Kaliningrad (ex-Königsberg)? Sca (talk) 14:23, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Beware the cat[edit]

Sorry. I haz no dogs, therefore I haz no dog images. You can haz picture of my cat to cheer your day. Fylbecatulous talk 22:13, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Hafspajen can succesfully keep away Bracket Bot but a cat can still purr for you

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Edwin Landseer - Scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Titania and Bottom - Google Art Project.jpg[edit]

Edwin Landseer - Scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Titania and Bottom - Google Art Project.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Raphael - Bindo Altoviti - Google Art Project.jpg[edit]

Raphael - Bindo Altoviti - Google Art Project.jpg
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Bad mood[edit]

I assumed you were joking around with that (I only saw it because I was looking to see why you undid your edits on the bathing lady). I'm not trying to piss you off and thought we were quite friendly previously. Shows what I know, I'll stay out of your way in the future I guess. Belle (talk) 13:15, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

No need. I was just - angry for different reasons - even before - and you made a equaly not so diplomatic comment on DYK: Get reviewing, you bunch of slackers. Never mind - it was a joke - I know - but just then I was not happy with it - I got to many of this thrown on my face lately, so I you undid my edits. Was probably silly. So, I am fixing it now, just trying to finish my obligations here, couldn't let this stay as it was. Hafspajen (talk) 13:21, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Word count[edit]

Haffy, I replied to Fylbie on his talk page. Sca (talk) 14:57, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Portrait of Andrea Doria as Good of Sea[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 15:08, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

And I always thought Andrea Doria was a female! — Are you old enough to remember when she sank? Sca (talk) 15:20, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

No - Face-smile.svg. Hafspajen (talk) 15:23, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
It's one of my earliest memories of news stories. (Of course a Swede was behind it all!)
This is the photo I remember seeing in the newspaper. Sca (talk) 15:52, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Wow. Wonderful article--thanks, and thanks to Crisco as well. (I looked, but I can't see the outline of the oar. Old eyes--though not as old as the Andrea Doria disaster.) Drmies (talk) 17:46, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Don't be silly, you have to enlarge it to see oar, Old Mies. Try to look down on the page, thumb, at the first file version, 3 June 2011, there it is clearly visible. Oops, has been viewed 10039 times in 201407? Or is this thing broken? Hafspajen (talk) 01:13, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
God of the Sea? More like Hunk of the Sea...
Peter Isotalo 02:22, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Berlin, maybe?[edit]

Uncia uncia (Snow leopard) fur sk

I had this dream of you, and in this dream of you I frequently dream of you, always similarly. We were sitting across from each other at a table, maybe in Berlin or so, someplace mildly exotic, and you're being amusing. A few others are there as well, like Kelapstick possibly but betterlooking (sorry Dave!). And now I'm going back to bed. Natti natti!

  • I love you too, Drmies, I am off now, for real, have fun. Hafspajen (talk) 13:53, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Hafs, what do you mean - "I am off now for real"? SagaciousPhil - Chat 13:59, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Hafspajen, that animal is dead. Drmies (talk) 00:14, 30 July 2014 (UTC)


Konstantin Korovin, Moonlit Night, Winter, 1913

Hafs, now that it's midsummer — and often uncomfortably warm where I live — I'm thinking of winter. (It makes me feel cooler.) Do you think it would be possible to assemble a 'winter' theme page of works by various Russo-European artists? Sca (talk) 15:27, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Scary Skeltons at FP![edit]

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Red Skelton‎. I couldn't resist. Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:42, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Edouard Manet - Luncheon on the Grass - Google Art Project.jpg[edit]

Edouard Manet - Luncheon on the Grass - Google Art Project.jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
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Sverige Flag of Sweden.svg[edit]

Perhaps you'd be interested in these old Swedish pics on Flickr. Sca (talk) 21:20, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Seems you have other issues on your mind. Very sorry to hear of these troubles. Sca (talk) 14:46, 31 July 2014 (UTC)


Do you not yet see or understand?

Yes, Drmies; you are right, and they did won. I am not going to edit Wikipedia like this. - I am leaving Wikipedia - because there is obviously no help to get.

You are one of those tough guys who can manage to take as much shit that I am sometimes surprized of it - even if you put that terrible picture on you userpage - by Artemisia Gentileschi - you are managing very well. I am not like you.

I was trying to convince you that this user Coat of Many Colours:

No matter who he is - he is highly disruptive. He is engaging in behavior that is unacceptable for Wikipedia and he causes loads of disruption, and nobody cares. Coat's first edit is from 14 November 2013 ? Quite an accomplished editor for such short time. Just about a half a year - and knows everything about Wiki already. He is not a newbeginner - even if his account is only half a year old, he edited from 2013-11-14 until today 2014 -07 - 31. He knows a lot about Wikipedia. Do half a year old accounts usually go strait to Jimbo Wales talk page, [22], [23] start voting for administrators [24], [25] and edits Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee: [26], [27] ????

He is some banned user - attempting to evade disciplinary actions by using this practice, editing a small number of pages and getting involved in this project that very few people watch or can judge - the F. Picture. It is all described att the Wikipedia:Disruptive editing - (English Wikipedia behavioral guideline), for what is worth. No matter who he is - is not the great art genius he thinks he is in art, and definitly not a higher-ranked professional about art and art history but a big empty words when it comes to art - or even worse - comments like "This kind of processing is just silly, inauthentic, and derisory" - those are not arguments - those are NOTHING. (whoever he is - even if he is the King of England )

That whoever he is - he just behaved unacceptable towards me, he is clearly harrasing me, and nobody cared except Fylbecatulous and CorinneSD who mananged to say one or two sharp words of thruth, God bless them for that - but none of them are administrators an both are good fait editors who don't know much about socking, evading banns and that kind of stuff. -- Demiurge1000 tried to point out something - but if anyone keeps reading the page - water of the ducks back. But everybody else keeps quiet. Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. And considering how he behaved towards me I don't belive it for a second he will stop. That guy is sick - and he is a banned user - as sure as my username was Warrington and was changed to Hafspajen.

And yes I feel both bad and I an upset - right. He defeated me in front off all those people and made fun of me - on the one field where I am really an expert - and I am really an expert and I do know what I am talking about when it comes to art - while everybody is just watching silently and keeping quiet- - and he is obviously incivil, disruptive and unpleasant and nobody cares.

Just imagine the same thing happening to you imagine some guy coming around and making fun of you, Drmies, and destroying everything for you on some linguistic project where you really know what it is all about - but the bullying guy is using fine terms and convinvcing everyone and everything that you are the person who doesn't get it - not him - and the things you say are not true - and doing this to you repeatedly? And is making every move you do into a circus, following you arround everywhere, reverting even your withdrawn nomination... And goes on doing this under a long time - interfearing with you in the most uncivilized way - and all your friends whom you trusted and loved just don't move a finger for you.

I grow up in a home with artists (half of the family are artist while the other half physicians), I went to art school for 4 years, studied drawing and painting extra two years private, and studied yet art history two years. Plus I have the landscape architect exam - my profession - that is also about - in a way - visual arts, composition, colours and also space. Have you counted how many FP pictures I succeded to nominate - in a relatively short period? 15 - right - or maybe 16 - is this because I don't have a clue?

He who has ears let him hear he who has eyes let him see. Thanks anyway to Fylbecatulous, Demiurge1000 and CorinneSD - who at least tried to stop this insanity while others only were watching or made some helpful comment in the middle of this conceptual fireworks display of violations of all Wikipedia interaction norms. Yes, we have gudelines, we have policies - a nice decoration that sounds good - but while others can count on me - I can obviously not count on them. Hafspajen (talk) 04:08, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Coat isn't one of Salman's children. For someone who expresses concern that they might be "outed" Coat sure has posted a lot of personal information on Wikipedia. Coat's alleged field of expertise is computer algorithms (I have experience in this area, so I doubt it). Coat has started one article in the mathematical field, a kind of "conspiracy cypher" type thing. Is Coat English or American? Coat uses outdated English slang and English spellings of some words, current American slang and American spellings of others (Coat claims to have attended an exhibition in London at the beginning of the year). And now Coat's off for a month's holiday in Dubai (the hottest month of the year there) on the beach. I call bull. We shall see. (talk) 06:58, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Hafspajen, I don't know what to say except that I am sorry I failed you and others. Drmies (talk) 22:19, 31 July 2014 (UTC)


Hafs, I am so sorry. You are welcome for what I did, even if it has thus far been to no avail. I would and will continue to make a fool of myself as a willing sacrifice to save FP's project on your behalf. It is obviously true that I love art; my daughter was the assistant for the administrator of the state Museum of Art where I live and I spent many good times dressing to the nines and drinking wine at gatherings. However, I know absolutely nothing about being a painter, technique or art history. Yet I remain willing to seem a fool on the projects page just to assist you in your quest to restore peace.

I cannot help you with the sockpuppet issue, but if it helps: I do believe you are correct. This is why I don't mind making fun of him now. I find it particularly amusing that he made fun of me on the mallard duck's submission. I said 'my feathers will never be ruffled' in reference to if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck. I really wanted to say "your goose will soon be cooked". Alas, I have no power to do more about this issue.

I am going to say now that I absolutely adore you and I am happy when you place images on my talk page and try to encourage me. You seem to recognise that I need cheering up sometimes. Please take time away if you must, in order to find your balance. Please return when you can. Missing you if you are away. If you read this, please know there are those of us who deeply care for you. All the best (and paw pats from dogs and cats) Fylbecatulous talk 15:26, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Hafspajen, I was so happy to see the notice that I was mentioned on your talk page. Maybe it was just an automated notice, but I was still happy. I second everything Fylbecatulous said, especially the last paragraph. I did not realize until I read what you wrote above that things were so bad. If you left WP, many people, including myself, would be very sad. I'd like to suggest that you make a formal complaint -- you'll need to find the right WP site -- and draw up a succinct numbered list of actions by Coat, kind of what you wrote above, with links to edits, and refer to specific violation of WP policies. (You could use your sandbox to prepare it.) I've seen this done, and it works. If you need help, ask User:Dougweller. You shouldn't have to go through this any more, and I'm sure you have, or will have, support. Wikipedia is lucky to have you as an editor, and we are all glad to know you. I hope you stay and continue editing. I don't know anything about sockpuppetry and know very little about the complaint process, but let me know if I can help with wording your complaint. CorinneSD (talk) 17:36, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Hafspajen, I'm sorry :-( Please don't go :-( Yngvadottir (talk) 13:01, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Same, - didn't look for a few days and then this? We are with you, did you know? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:30, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
  • "We" pictured, and recommended reading of the day Ada Cherry Kearton, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:22, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
I would love the image cropped to a landscape version of just the right creatures (2 blue in the foreground), Hafspajen or whoever is willing, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:09, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
  • This is beautiful, - perhaps a bit higher, for a more normal format, - did you know, it's for SG (the German equivalent of DYK), --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:45, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
Can you explain a bit more, Gerda as I'm not really very good at this - do you mean to take a bit more off the bottom of the image because, yes, that is easily done? SagaciousPhil - Chat 20:51, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
I would like the same width, but a little more bottom, and more height/building, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:57, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Have a look at cropped2 - got an edit conflict, so I'm not sure this is right? SagaciousPhil - Chat 21:00, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Nice for the creatures, but the other direction for version 3 please: a bit more context of bottom and building, same width, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:15, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
LambananasOM (cropped3).jpg
  • Thank you, will suggest that! Keep looking for links. Hafspajen, you are mentioned on top of my user, in what was described well here, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:40, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
ps: thanks for help again! I changed the top of my talk for the occasion of seeing the cropped image on the German Main page on 2 September! Thanks for cropping, Sagaciousphil!
  • I am terribly sorry, I thought I'd posted here. Please don't leave - in the last few days we seem to have the possibility of 4 good editors leaving or reducing their activity dreadfully. I'm hoping we don't lose any of you. Do let me know if I can help at any time. Dougweller (talk) 18:01, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
  • I hope you've "buggered off" on another adventure, and will return with more tales of strange foods and drunken guests, in obscure towns surrounded by lakes. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 21:16, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
…and if you haven't, who's Ilse Breit? I've seen a print by her today, and it's strange! Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 22:01, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Hafspajen, your absence has been noticed — Oh yes, it's been noticed.... (sca)
Hafspajen, I advise you to return to your post ... sooner, rather than later. (sca)


Did you know the National Gallery of art offers fairly large scans of much of their collection for free download?

You have to register, but, having done so, it's really painless. Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:48, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Waiting for Hafs to arrive

CorinneSD (talk) 15:27, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

For Klappy[edit]

One of my editors has pugs too. I have children. Also, email to you cannot be delivered for security reasons, apparently.

Calouste Gulbenkian[edit]

I'm posting this here because all of you are so knowledgeable about pictures and I thought you might be able to help. I just noticed that an editor added an image of Calouste Gulbenkian's signature to the infobox in the article, but when I looked at it I thought the background of the signature was a bit dark. I'm wondering whether the background could be lightened. CorinneSD (talk) 00:24, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

A gift[edit]

A rainbow all painted impressionistic by Camille Pissarro. ...I will put my rainbow in the clouds to be a sign of my promise to the earth. Fylbecatulous talk 02:59, 12 August 2014 (UTC).
Camille Pissarro The Rainbow.jpg

My present for you ...[edit]

Hafspajen's empty chair
Lady Agnew uses all her seductive charm as she tries to engage Hafspajen in conversation ...

Lady Agnew looked across at Hafspajen's empty chair then, looking directly and appraisingly at Hafspajen, asked when they were going to return? SagaciousPhil - Chat 08:43, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

So sorry[edit]

I'm so sorry to see that you have gone Hafs! I couldn't bear it in here for a while myself, and come back to see that the bullying has driven you away. As was said above, your attempts to cheer people up are truly precious, adorable. I hope that wherever you are you are doing something peaceful and more rewarding that wikipediing. This video offers a few suggestions for how to relax, in case the hectic online way of life has somehow come to seem normal. Very best wishes to you, may you be truly free from the bullies! Sminthopsis84 (talk) 18:31, 12 August 2014 (UTC)


I did it. Portrait of Doña Isabel de Requesens y Enriquez de Cardona-Anglesola. Please come and help me with it!!! Yngvadottir (talk) 21:49, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Nice article! It has very positive feelings. Her arms remind me of the woman in Edward Hopper's Night Hawks- really too long. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 22:03, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I'm so glad you liked it :-) However, someone disagrees and unless you come back to help me out with the material, Hafspajen, I'm going to have to redo all that research. Glub. (Yes, her arms are a bit long, but maybe she has a long back to match.) Yngvadottir (talk) 12:46, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

It's time ...[edit]

... time to overcome your reservations, Hafspajen. (sca)
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So, are you back? Sca (talk) 15:02, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

move in harmony, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:42, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
??? Sca (talk) 13:51, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Good to see you again, Hafspajen. But I share the hope that you do come back. Again, I'm sorry for my part in letting you down; and there are a lot of nice people here with more gumption than me. And a desperate need for people whose eyes and taste are better than mine :-) Yngvadottir (talk) 16:14, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Sorry. And I am sorry he did attacked you too, because of that picture. I will only come back to participate in the same way as before - when everybody will realize that that editor Coat of Many Colours is the same editor that the completely uncivil bastard editor who was recently blocked (like two month ago or so) from editing for a year for disruption, uncivility and socking -- Candle alias Child of Midnight. And I am a targeted person - and you know that Candle DID targeted me and made quite a lot disturbing comments for a good del of editors and enjoyed to make a lot of trouble on a particular issue - at Celibacy.

I can recognize the signs... Horse droppings are not figs — do not be fooled by appearances. And Drmies, don't tell he knows about art, because he doesn't. One can change writing patterns by copying sentences - and one can read books of art - and this is the kind of comments someone would make who doesn't know much art but has a big mouth and have read two or three art books - about - Mary Cassatt, for example.

Guercino Saul Davide.jpg

Now look what he is doing - vigourously - on Adam's van Gogh nomination, he realized it was me and Adam who were worked out that one. Now he won't let out of that one out of his hands to easily - he won't miss the chance of trouble it up...

No, I will not come back to participate in the same way as I did before, not like this. Only when this problem will be solved - as above or when he finally gets banned from editing WP:FP for his equally own merits for disruptive editing, harrasment and uncivility. He is not doing any good to that project, it is just a lot of disturbance and not one good point. At least if he would have SOMETHING intelligent to say - but it is just empty - air - plus a lot of words and lots of provocations - and a lot of trouble for everyone who tries to respond to it - because really there are no valid points and nothing intelligent to argue against. Why do people always think that they have to show this much good fait with competely uncivil people? Hafspajen (talk) 20:29, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

The drama deepens. Sca (talk) 00:09, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Or does it fade? Sca (talk) 13:38, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
It left on a jet plane. For what reason would you edit from an airport without logging in, to continue a "discussion"? That guy's extracting the urine. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 18:19, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Huh? Sca (talk) 21:35, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Sorry- Coat's comments on the van Gogh nomination. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 22:09, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Full of sound and fury.... Sca (talk) 13:47, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
I tell you why. Wikihounding. My username before was Warrington. He edited from the location called Warrington, yes. (Geolocate)Hafspajen (talk) 20:47, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────And eight hours later he was in Amsterdam. The geolocation for Warrington looks pretty accurate (I checked accuracy with my own ip address, which is the same provider, and it was bang on). The style of the edit reads like Coat (though further down Coat refers to the edit as if it were written by someone else). Weird. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 21:44, 24 August 2014 (UTC) Sigh. When are people going to wake up? Hafspajen (talk) 22:19, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Wenigstens war seinen neueste Vorschlag nicht erfolgreich. Sca (talk) 23:43, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
purrs from Fylbecatulous...

Tree house gallery[edit]

Hello Hafspajen, I saw that you made some changes to the gallery on the tree house page. I don't know if it was intentional, but you also reverted text edits I made to the 'Support methods and technology' section. I was planning to change the text back, but let me know if there was a problem with the new text and we can work out a better version to use. (Beechhouse (talk) 21:42, 13 August 2014 (UTC))