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Crocodilia[edit]

Hello. Would you continue your review of Crocodilia, maybe do a source spotcheck or reference format check? Thanks. LittleJerry (talk) 20:54, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Hello? LittleJerry (talk) 18:07, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
Sorry LittleJerry, I'm not getting much time in front of a computer just now. Had also said I would go back and look at St James' Church, Sydney and tried to do that yesterday. Will see if I can get to Crocodilia today... hamiltonstone (talk) 21:32, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
Okay, thank you. LittleJerry (talk) 01:35, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
All done! LittleJerry (talk) 00:00, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. LittleJerry (talk) 17:42, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Category[edit]

The category is not necessary there, because related sub-category (LGBT rights in the United Kingdom) exists. Ron 1987 (talk) 05:23, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

AH, thanks. hamiltonstone (talk) 06:47, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

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Feedback on amph FA[edit]

Hey Hamiltonstone,

I want to thank you again for giving your feedback on the amphetamine FAC. Since I suspect the nomination is nearing a close, I was wondering if you had any other suggestions/feedback, or, if not, were willing to take a concrete stance (e.g., oppose/support) on the nomination. Sorry for bothering you with this if you're busy!

Best regards, Seppi333 (Insert ) 19:58, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the additional feedback!
Btw, I had a question about improving accessability of the pharmacodynamics section. Do you think that it'd be understandable to an average reader if I made a 2nd image that shows what this neuron would look like without amphetamine? Beyond comparison diagrams, I'm out of ideas on how to simplify it. Seppi333 (Insert ) 06:14, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
I don't think the image support is the issue, it is a question of whether text as technical as this is appropriate to the encyclopedia article. I have an open mind on the issue, and would really like others to give their input. I suggest you ask the views of a couple of other FAC review regulars like Wehwalt, or ask one of the delegates to give their view (but don't ask the delegate who closed your last one - they will probably prefer to remain uninvolved, so they are seen as impartial when they review it next time...). Sorry I can't be more help, hamiltonstone (talk) 00:36, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

God of War III[edit]

Hi, you had left some comments on this article's FAC review and I was wondering if you could continue your review on the article's talk page so I can fix any other issues you had before the next FAC nomination. --JDC808 21:02, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your note. I don't usually review game articles - i only did it because it was way down the bottom without many people having a look. I'm going to pass, I'm sorry. hamiltonstone (talk) 00:41, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Patrick Corrigan[edit]

Dear Hamiltonstone, thank you very much for your comments. As this is my first article it is very encouraging. I presume your note about the potential conflict of interest relates to the book? I'm curious about the comment "looks as though you have addressed this through the 'article for creation' request". Is there another way? I assumed this was the only process to create/publish an article. To me, the reviewing process seems opaque. Thank you for all the other pointers and tips. Best regards Jane Raffan (talk) 21:04, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Jane, sorry for the delay. Yes my COI comment relates to the book, but I also thought you might have a coi if you were paid by Corrigan (that isn't a question so you don't need to respond). Articles can be created directly, without going through the afc request process. But you've avoided any issue with that by taking the approach you have. Any questions, feel free to ask - though i can take a while to respond sometimes! Regards, hamiltonstone (talk) 11:13, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Making more constellations engaging[edit]

To finish off the four Southern Birds, I have buffed Grus (constellation) for GAN, while Tucana is sitting at FAC (though Thopha saccata is attracting much less attention) - if you have any time a bit of spit'n'boot polish to make the prose as nice as possible is always appreciated :) Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 23:47, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:

  • This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
  • Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
  • The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
  • An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.

Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.

I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!

--Dom497

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Myra[edit]

Thank you for your comments. There are many other stories that I could tell, but unfortunately, I can't reference them!

I see there are already a few there that come from your personal repertoire. My favourite is of course the one with the garbage collector. I do hope you publish a family memoir in a reliable source, and then we can have the full story! hamiltonstone (talk) 11:27, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Are you a Scottish Hamilton, an Irish Hamilton or an Australian Hamilton? In other words, am I talking to a close relative, or probably not? Amandajm (talk) 11:03, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

That question is more complicated than you think. All three, and none. Scottish by birth, Australian by upbringing and residence, Irish of heritage in patches, but as to the origin of the Hamilton, well, Kentish, to the best of my knowledge, though I well know that may seem unlikely. Ramsgate, to be precise. hamiltonstone (talk) 11:27, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
We are married into Scottish Hamiltons, who migrated to Australia several generations ago.
Maybe the Australian Dictionary of Biography would be the way to go. I haven't got enough for a book. If I don't write it down, it will be lost, I suppose. They are only snippets. I hesitate to state that Myra invented the searchlight. It seems to have been more like a laser. According to my aunt Lavie, who was not an entirely reliable source, she shone it on the cat, and the cat died as a result.
The Mary Gilmore story came from a much more reliable source, my other grandmother. The story goes that Myra was in the habit of listening to a radio broadcast by Leadbeater, a proponent of Theosophy. On this particular day Mary Gilmore had come to lunch and was arguing the point with Myra. Gilmore said "Well, if this man presumes to have all the answers, then let him answer this.... " and posed several difficult questions. The broadcast was turned on and he answered Gilmore's questions exactly as if he had the script. Gilmore took her hat and stormed out. That is how the story goes. Amandajm (talk) 02:21, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive[edit]

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At a loss....[edit]

to explain lack of interest at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Thopha saccata/archive1. I recognise it's esoteric but wonder about the engagingness of the prose. Any comments welcome at Wikipedia:Peer review/Thopha saccata/archive1 Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 11:52, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Hm, that would have been disappointing. I had a glance through. I have read better leads - it peters out a bit in that last sentence, but nothing leaps out at me particularly as bad. Will try and take a look when i have more time - if i can work out when that will be! hamiltonstone (talk) 11:23, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, take your time - Musca is likewise attracting little interest at FAC :( Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 13:08, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

changes on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gjorge_Ivanov[edit]

Mr. I am in contact with the president him self so changes that we make are in coordination with that person, references are not even working, we will edit references later, and we will do more edits so please look at macedonian page http://mk.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%D0%83%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B3%D0%B5_%D0%98%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2 it's just translated to English, later we will add more info and references etc... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Balgurov (talkcontribs) 11:44, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

I do not know whether the text at the page you cite is a copyright violation or not (that is, copied from elsewhere), but in any case it has no references, so a translation of it would not be acceptable at English wikipedia. I have replied further at your talk page. Regards, hamiltonstone (talk) 22:32, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Great article. Hilda Rix Nicholas looks really interesting. Thanks Victuallers (talk) 07:41, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
That was a nice surprise, thank you! hamiltonstone (talk) 22:31, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Hilda Rix Nicholas/GA1[edit]

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Indeed, i had no idea! thanks! hamiltonstone (talk) 23:06, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Hilda Rix Nicholas[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Hilda Rix Nicholas[edit]

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DYK for Hilda Rix Nicholas[edit]

Thank you Victuallers (talk) 00:26, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

Well done on getting Hilda Rix Nicholas to the main page! Amandajm (talk) 07:27, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Amanda. I hadn't really any idea how much I had bitten off when I started that biography. But it was a pleasure to work on it. hamiltonstone (talk) 10:36, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

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DYK for Les fleurs dédaignées[edit]

Thanks for this contribution from me and the DYK projectVictuallers (talk) 07:33, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Brandis edits[edit]

Hi there,

How about this addition, and deletion of the previous Bigotry quote.

When asked by Senator Nova Peris in Australian Parliment on March 24 2014, "Won't removing section 18C facilitate vilification by bigots?”, Brandis claimed “People do have a right to be bigots, you know. In a free country, people do have rights to say things that other people find offensive, insulting or bigoted. ” Brandis went on to accuse Senator Wong of bigotry. Brandis' bigotry comment was followed by intense media scrutiny.

Thanks. have replied with a tweaked versino of your suggestion, at the article talk page.hamiltonstone (talk) 05:25, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

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Thopha saccata redux[edit]

....think we fixed everything we could or explianed why at the Peer Review, so at FAC now - Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Thopha saccata/archive2....Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 19:20, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Fresh Eyes requested[edit]

Hello, I was wondering if you would mind taking a look at ongoing peer review on the WINC (AM) article. The article was promoted to GA status on April 10 and this is the PR prior to going to FAC.

The reviewer on the article, User:Finetooth, doesn't know much about radio stations and User:Casliber (the GA reviewer) says it looks a little "rough" still. Both agree a third set of eyes would be helpful. Thanks in advance...NeutralhomerTalk • 00:36, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

As it happens I just did that! Saw Cas's suggestion. I agree it's a bit rough. Tackle the stuff I've raised, then let me know and I'll take another look. hamiltonstone (talk) 01:07, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Finished the suggestions your brought up, answered the questions you had as well. - NeutralhomerTalk • 05:17, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Corrected two (with comments) and commented on the third (need clarification). - NeutralhomerTalk • 14:03, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Just wanted to give you a heads up, I am heading off to bed. Stupid insomnia got the best of me, so I am just now going to sleep. When I do get back up, I will take care of everything you have suggested/commented/etc. So go nuts, I will respond when I get up, no worries. Take Care...NeutralhomerTalk • 15:15, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
    • Just a heads up, I am awake. - NeutralhomerTalk • 12:01, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
      • Cropped one area (ie: the 1960s/celeb section) and commented back on the other (need clarification on the market share part). - NeutralhomerTalk • 13:16, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
        • Follow up question on the audience/market suggestion. - NeutralhomerTalk • 13:47, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
          • Did my best on the ratings. Left a more detailed note on the PR page. - NeutralhomerTalk • 12:34, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
            • Found an explanation for what radio ratings are/mean. Left a more detailed note on the PR page. - NeutralhomerTalk • 19:35, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Just a heads up, User:Finetooth and User:Mojo Hand have both completed their PRs and have "signed off" on the article going onto FAC. - NeutralhomerTalk • 18:19, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

WINC (AM) FAC[edit]

I gave a quick response to your post about the images on the FAC page, I also updated the FUR of the image in question. - NeutralhomerTalk • 13:17, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. We'll see what others think. hamiltonstone (talk) 13:21, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
I just wanted to let you know that I removed File:WINC-AM 1941.PNG.‎ Presently, File:WINC-AM 2009.PNG and File:WINCStudios 03242014.jpg are the only two images on the page. I have posted this on the FAC page as well. - NeutralhomerTalk • 21:57, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Canis Major[edit]

...has been sitting at GAN for a while - it needs a check for readability and engagingness..no huge hurry...would be insanely grateful for a second pair of eyes on it ...cheers, Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:11, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank You![edit]

With your help, the WINC (AM) was just promoted to Featured Article status. Together, we took a C-Class article, edited, added and made it a Good Article. We didn't stop there, we made it better and now it is a Featured Article. Whether you made one edit or twenty, you still helped and I thank you. :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 10:04, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Fishing Creek (North Branch Susquehanna River)/archive3[edit]

I've fixed all the specific objections you raised at the Fishing Creek FAC. Hopefully, you are no longer in opposition to this nomination. --Jakob (talk) (my editor review) 11:56, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi - I will come back to it, but it may be a few days from now, because i will try to put aside time to read the whole thing. hamiltonstone (talk) 23:33, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Sultante of Singora[edit]

Hi there. This is a message for CasLiber, HamiltonStone, SturmVogel and Crisco. Thanks for your help and feeback re: the Singora article. It achieved FA status on Saturday.

I got a message today saying the article will now appear on Wikipedia's home page on June 4. This surprised me. I read somewhere that it usually takes several months for featured articles to make it to the home page.

I've cleaned things up a bit. CasLiber and Crisco noted that the section about Persians in 17th century Siam looked out of place. I've deleted this paragraph.

I've also re-jigged the lead and added:

  • 1. Alternative names / spellings to the Early History section.
  • 2. An explanatory note re: the foundation of the city in 1605.
  • 3. An explanatory note re: Sultan Sulaiman's declaration of independence in 1642.
  • 4. A second paragraph to the The forts at Khao Daeng section.

If you have time to briefly glance through it again, please do. I still feel the article can be improved prior to June 4.

Thanks again for your help. I've enjoyed doing this. I finished Oxford University almost exactly 30 years ago, so this has been an opportunity to cast aside some of the rust and dust that's built up over the years. Perhaps I'm not as good as I was, but I think I'm still just about okay!

I'll login from time to time. If you'd like a review, do please feel free to let me know.

Singora (talk) 18:09, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

WP:FOUR for Warlugulong[edit]

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Re: Pińsk Ghetto At DYK[edit]

Would you please take a look at this. Thanks a million, Poeticbent talk 04:28, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, Poetic. For now i will leave it to see if the original reviewer resolves it. If after a couple of days that doesn't happen, ping me again! hamiltonstone (talk) 05:49, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Hi, hamiltonstone. Five days has gone by without a post. I suppose the QPQ reviewer didn't intend to follow up ... which is not against the rules. Please take a look at it if you can. Thanks in advance. Poeticbent talk 19:33, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Your fixes to the the tributaries section of the Fishing Creek article were great. Your feedback has also been very helpful. BTW, I've implemented your latest suggestions. --Jakob (talk) (my editor review) 16:40, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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Precious indigenous Australians
Thank you for making Indigenous Australians known, as artists and as people, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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Two years ago, you were the 140th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:58, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for the great woman of today, who experienced to "meet a man, marry him after four weeks, enjoy it for four days, then farewell him for the Western Front, never to see him again." Lovely infobox ;) - Did you know that Carmen has one now? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:08, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Jean Bellette[edit]

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DYK for Lisa Kewley[edit]

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Fishing Creek (North Branch Susquehanna River) again[edit]

Hi, hope you're doing well. I've just spend a while getting rid of repetition in the Fishing Creek article. I've also tweaked the sentence struture in some places. What do you think? --Jakob (talk) 01:36, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

It was improved, and I have done some more too. It would be great if you could pursuade another editor with experience at FA level to take a look at the prose in the later sections (geology, soils, recreation). hamiltonstone (talk) 04:45, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Iso Rae[edit]

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DYK for Jessie Traill[edit]

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Gordon Bennett (artist)[edit]

I noticed you are interested in working on aboriginal art. I went to Bennett's page to update it, but there's a lot more that can be done, if you'd like to help--Beth Wellington (talk) 18:01, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I did some tidying up there and looked up a couple more references. If I get back to it i will expand it some more. hamiltonstone (talk) 01:45, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Saw there are still two references missing. The Guardian eulogy by his associate lists a different h.s. I'll write him and ask. Meanwhile I'll add his piece as an external link. As far as his observations on race, couldn't find what's there re citation needed, but did find this: "Gordon Bennett’s extraordinary video, ‘Performance with Object for the Expiation of Guilt (Violence and Grief Remix)’, developed over 1996-2004...draws together frontier footage evoking the genocidal pursuit of Indigenous Australians [and] a succession of disturbing, racialized motifs..." ) I've listed it for now in the external sources (see MAA essay, 2007)--Beth Wellington (talk) 22:15, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

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1988 Giro FA[edit]

Hey man, I've addressed all your concerns with the article! Thanks for the review! Disc Wheel (Talk + Tontributions) 02:29, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Done, great, thanks, and switched to support. hamiltonstone (talk) 05:32, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
I've replied to your comments! Disc Wheel (Talk + Tontributions) 16:37, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
I've added the new caption! Disc Wheel (Talk + Tontributions) 03:20, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Virginia Grayson[edit]

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Your review of Sri Temasek[edit]

I have added the requested citations to the article. Kindly check whether anything else needs to be done before the article can be passed. Thanks for the review. --Hildanknight (talk) 04:30, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Jean Bellette[edit]

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Hello! The edits you made did the trick. I changed the "on hold" designation to "pass" today, so Jean Bellette is now recognized as a good article. I poked around a bit to see what possibilities there might be for adding an image of Bellette to the page, but did not find anything useful to relay. You're quite right that the image you found seems to be under copyright.--Arthistorygrrl (talk) 20:25, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Head VI[edit]

Hi hamiltonstone. I would appreciate you revisiting this page. Ceoil (talk) 22:47, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

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Four Award[edit]

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Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Hilda Rix Nicholas. wirenote (talk) 00:51, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Your review of TripleOne Somerset[edit]

I will be going to the library this weekend (maybe even tomorrow) to get the books that Sengkang used to write the article. Before then, could you do the following to make life easier for both of us?

  • Tag specific statements that need an inline citation but currently do not have one (since not everything needs an inline citation)
  • Raise concerns related to other criteria, such as prose (so I can address them first)
  • Review Tan Chay Wa's tombstone trial as I can address concerns immediately (any concerns are unlikely to be about sourcing)

Once again, thanks for your reviews. By the way, Yue Hwa Building was placed on hold, and subsequently passed, by another reviewer. --Hildanknight (talk) 01:50, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

  • OK, i've tagged it and raised an additional point at the GA talk. Good luck. hamiltonstone (talk) 12:06, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

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Reculver FAC[edit]

I just wanted to thank you for the effort you've already put into the Reculver FAC, apologise for the source-checking being so time-consuming, and ask, as a total ingénu regarding the detail of the FAC process, was there anything I could have done to make that aspect less time-consuming, or was it just the sheer number of references? Sorry to take up yet more of your time with this...! Cheers. Nortonius (talk) 11:42, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

There's nothing you could do. It was basically volume. The thing that took most time was the primary source issue, but in my experience one never knows these issues until someone raises them. Also, because it's your first FAC, there is an expectation that someone will check a sample of the sources for plagiarism, inappropriate paraphrasing, or claims in the article that aren't supported by the citation. That will take some extra work in an article with so many references. Hopefully someone will come along to share the work on that. hamiltonstone (talk) 11:48, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for re-assuring me once again, hamiltonstone! You're right about the primary source issue, I was absolutely confident that the sources were appropriate and that I'd handled them properly, and I'm extremely grateful for your ultimate support on that. It honestly hadn't occurred to me that my first FAC would be harder for everyone else, I thought it'd be me doing all the hard work! Cheers. Nortonius (talk) 12:43, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Further FA congratulations[edit]

Just a quick note to congratulate you on the promotion of Hilda Rix Nicholas to FA status recently. If you would like to see this (or any other FA) appear as "Today's featured article" soon (either on a particular date or on any available date), please nominate it at the requests page. If you'd like to see an FA appear on a particular date in the next year or so, please add it to the "pending" list. In the absence of a request, the article may end up being picked at any time (although with about 1,294 articles waiting their turn at present, there's no telling how long – or short! – the wait might be). If you'd got any TFA-related questions or problems, please let me know. BencherliteTalk 13:37, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for John Passmore (artist)[edit]

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Last message about Fishing Creek[edit]

I finally got around to doing another copyedit of the geology and recreation sections. You think they're FA material now? --Jakob (talk) 15:07, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

It needed more work. I've had another go. It's probably pretty close now, if you want to give it a go. hamiltonstone (talk) 11:28, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Renominated. Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Fishing Creek (North Branch Susquehanna River)/archive4. --Jakob (talk) 16:59, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

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WP:FOUR for Jean Bellette[edit]

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Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Jean Bellette. TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 21:55, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks Tony! hamiltonstone (talk) 00:13, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hi, Thanks a lot for helping with the review and corrections in Parsurameswar Temple. Please accept this small token of appreciation. Ssriram mt (talk) 16:27, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Amazingly, when i opened the article, i realised i had visited the temple once, about ten years ago!! hamiltonstone (talk) 05:18, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Constellations redux[edit]

Given your interest in accessibility...I've got two more constellations at GAN that have been languishing for a wee while - would be insanely grateful if you looked at and commented on whichever one looks in better shape for potential GA status.......cheers, Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 03:49, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

You think you've got problems - i've got something still there from 10 May, and I just did a review for some poor bugger who's been waiting since March. Anyway, did Pictor... cheers! hamiltonstone (talk) 05:17, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
Oh I didn't see yours - will take a look (and promise to be nitpicky!) Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:12, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
taken a look now....Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 04:07, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Iso Rae[edit]

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By the way[edit]

I slightly edited your comment to make it display correctly. &ndash; is an HTML code, so <nowiki> doesn't work on it; you instead have to use &amp;ndash; where &amp; is the HTML code for the ampersand (&). Just mentioning this because I think one should mention when you edit someone's comment, even if it's just for display issues. Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:30, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Iso Rae[edit]

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TFA requests[edit]

Re Hilda Rix Nicholas, which you (or someone else) listed at WP:TFARP as a possible TFA for 1st September – just to let you know that suggestions can now be made at the TFA requests page for September, so feel free to nominate the article. Thanks, BencherliteTalk 10:26, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Artist[edit]

Florence Fuller, precious again, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:07, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Freedom from Want (painting)/archive1[edit]

Since you commented at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Freedom of Worship (painting)/archive1, I thought you might want to comment at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Freedom from Want (painting)/archive1 since the latter is a far more notable painting and the FAC has no comments after over 3 weeks.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 22:29, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Florence Fuller ancestry[edit]

Hello. Great work with her article, though I noticed, when reading it while it was TFA, that her parentage is somewhat obscure in published records. I have an ancestry.com subscription and so have done some searching. I have compiled a list of raw references relating to her and her parents on one of my sub-pages, here. As far as I see it, as a whole, these records clarify details about her parentage, including her illusive maternal side. It's up to you what you do with all this, I thought I should let you know that it's there.

I should point out two things: firstly, I've done this research on the assumption that John Hobson Fuller is definitely her father, as the article states; secondly, I have not been able to find her birth record for certain - she was presumably born in the UK in about 1867, but I couldn't find a Florence Ada Fuller in the indexes and Florence A. Fuller returns several possible results, with Florence Fuller returning even more. Without ordering the certificates themselves, I cannot tell from the indexes which is the right one.

If you have any queries, do let me know. Thanks, and, once again, great work, -Noswall59 (talk) 09:19, 6 August 2014 (UTC).

Hello Noswal, that is marvellous, thank you. There's one thing you've missed, and one thing you might want to look at. What you missed is: she was born in South Africa (according to the sources), so I'm not surprised you couldn't find a UK birth record. The thing you might want to look at are my notes on the article talk page about her family. In particular, it seems her "uncle" who taught her in Australia was not an uncle as we would use the term, but a cousin once removed or somesuch. However none of the published sources say this, so i can't include it in the Wikipedia article. Maybe we should collaborate to write something and publish it in a reliable source, so we can then reference it here?! hamiltonstone (talk) 23:36, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
Ah well, I suppose it makes sense that I can't find her in the UK then! It appears that South Africa did not have compulsory civil registration before 1895 in the Cape Colony, and what other records there were seem to be rather illusive on-line. As for the uncle situation, I will endeavour to find out more. A preliminary search shows that an Ellen Dowling died in 1924 in Australia aged 85 and was the daughter of Louisa's parents, Joshua Vines and Hannah Cook. I wonder if she married Robert Hawker Dowling or a close relative of his (brother perhaps)? That would kind of make him an uncle of sorts. If I can find out, then I can't see there being any harm adding a foot-note to clarify the exact relationship between them. As I say, I will continue to do some digging and add any sources I find once I've worked out what's going on. I will be busy over the next few days, but hopefully I will get this all done before the start of next week. Thank you for comments, -Noswall59 (talk) 10:00, 7 August 2014 (UTC).
This diagram shows the relationships.
Okay, I have finished researching the Dowling link. Basically, Florence's mother Louisa was the daughter of Joshua Vines and Hannah Cook. They had a number of other children, before emigrating to Australia in 1855. They had, however, left Louisa behind for some reason and she obviously went on to marry Mr Fuller. With Joshua and Hannah came three of their daughters, Jane, Mary Ann and Ellen, and a son, Caleb. Ellen married Benjamin Dowling in 1857. He was born in 1822, the son of Rev. Henry Dowling, sometime minister at Launceston, and his wife Elizabeth Darke. As his ADB entry shows (you may already know), this Henry was also the father of Robert Hawker Dowling, making Benjamin his brother. The ADB article mentions most of the other children, but not Benjamin; however there is no doubt that Henry and Elizabeth had a son called Benjamin and there is a marriage notice showing him marrying Ellen Vines. Anyway, I've also been doing some digging on the Vines, which might be interesting. I've added it all to my sub-page, with a new section for the new research notes. I will probably look at the Fullers at some point too. Thanks, -Noswall59 (talk) 18:36, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Parsurameswar Temple[edit]

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WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

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GA Cup[edit]

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

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Hilda[edit]

Wonderful to see Hilda so well done and on the front page. Great work! Congratulations. Whiteghost.ink (talk) 07:48, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! Culmination of an awful lot of work! hamiltonstone (talk) 12:07, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

WP:FindMyPast access[edit]

Hi, You received a Wikipedia email about Wikipedia Library access to WP:FindMyPast about 3 weeks ago. We currently don't have record of your response on the Google form. Please make sure to follow the instructions in that email for obtaining access, Sadads (talk) 15:49, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

"Disruptive editing"?[edit]

Hi Hamiltonstone – I was surprised to log on today and see your note accusing me of "disruptive editing". In the several years I've logged on here, I've never done so with the intention of editing. However, when I've seen places where it seemed I could contribute, I've made changes I felt were appropriate and helpful... [remainder of hurt, self-pitying message deleted by author]AndyFielding (talk) 23:57, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi Andy. It must have been a bug. Your edits kept inserting the text of the article on Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure into the Disambig page Bill, and continued to do so after I had reverted (which was why i posted the warning notice). Sorry you were caught out by a glitch. Best wishes, hamiltonstone (talk) 04:54, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, H. Today I realized it must've been a bug too, as I'd never edited the page the message referred to. (I thought it was about the various edits I'd done that day.) It should've also been obvious the message was automated, not personal. ¶ Over the years I'd been thinking, "Maybe someone will eventually notice my contributions and give me a little pat on the back or something"—then this.  :?O Anyway, my faith in WP is restored. – AndyFielding (talk) 21:11, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

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WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup[edit]

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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

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