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Arbuthnot Heraldry[edit]

This might be of interest; http://www.heraldry-online.org.uk/arbuthnot/arbuthnot-arms.htm --Heraldic (talk) 09:16, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Schloss Lütgenhof and Moritz von Paepcke[edit]

I have been researching the Dassow family history for over fifteen years. I came across the article on Dassow, Germany and updated the content based upon the German Wikipedia article. I made updates to this article until I found out that this could be considered a conflict of interest. Independently, User:Charles01 refined Dassow, Germany. When I thanked him for his efforts, he told me that he is distantly related to Moritz von Paepcke the person who built Schloss Lütgenhof.

I hope to eventually write a Wikipedia article about Moritz von Paepcke, but so far there does not seem to be enough information to support a notable article. The history of Schloss Lütgenhof is rather interesting and Moritz von Paepcke and his family are key players. By an odd co-incidence, you (User: kittybrewster) posted to User_talk:Charles01 eight minutes (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Charles01&action=history) after I did. You indicated on User:Kittybrewster/About_me that you are associated with the website http://www.kittybrewster.com/ancestry/canning.htm , a website that I just told User:Charles01 about.

Since you are an accomplished Wikipedia editor with a strong background in genealogy, I would appreciate your feedback on whether an article on Moritz von Paepcke or Schloss Lütgenhof.

--Dan Dassow (talk) 11:35, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

I am aware of the castle and of Moritz von Paepcke. But it seems to me that the reliable sources we need are written in German which both you are Charles01 speak but which I do not. I will be the first to read the article when one of you is good enough to write it. Both topics are surely WP:NOTABLE. Kittybrewster 12:36, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Leslie Ward[edit]

They'e all on Commons, and correctly tagged. This is the relevant tag: {{PD-art-life-70}}. Ty 22:28, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Award notice[edit]

I've awarded you a barnstar for your work clearing out the CFB cruft. Stifle (talk) 10:24, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

One man's barnstar is another man's bane.--Paul McDonald (talk) 11:23, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Bruce Castle residents[edit]

I've just expanded Bruce Castle substantially; however, this has left it with a number of redlinks that ought not to be. Would you (or anyone watching this page with access to Burke's) be able to create at least minimal stubs for Hugh Hare, 1st Baron Coleraine, Henry Hare, 2nd Baron Coleraine and Henry Hare, 3rd Baron Coleraine, and ideally John Wilmot (MP) (c.1749-1815) which are the four most glaring?

Many thanks… – iridescent 00:20, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Well, according to Burke's, John Wilmot was a barrister who assumed (1812) the additional name of Eardley and was father of Sir John Eardley Eardley-Wilmot, 1st Baronet. No mention of his parliamentary career. According to LeighRayment.com the MP was John Wilmot. Are they undoubtedly the same chap? Kittybrewster 14:26, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
It's confusing, as there appear to be four generations, all with the same name but different titles; John Eardley Wilmot, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas from 1766 to 1771; his son John Wilmot (MP) (the occupant of the castle) who later assumed the name of Eardley-Wilmot (see [1] for some verification of his existence, at least); his son Sir John Eardley Eardley-Wilmot, 1st Baronet, MP for North Warwickshire; and his son Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, 2nd Baronet, MP for South Warwickshire.
The second one (1749-1815) does appear to be the one who did everything I've ascribed to him in the article (MP for Tiverton & Coventry; Commissioner into the conduct of the American Revolution; founder with Wilberforce and Burke of "Wilmot's Committee" to aid refugees from revolutionary France); there's a biography of him here in Clarke's The Georgian Era (1833);

WILMOT, (JOHN EARDLEY,) son of the chief-justice, was born at Derby, in 1748, and received his education at Westminster and Oxford, where he obtained a fellowship of All Souls' College. He, at first, studied under Doctor (afterwards Bishop) Warburton, for the church; but afterwards, imbibing a partiality for the law, he came to the bar; a step, which his father called, " quitting a bed of roses for a crown ot' thorns." In 1776, about five years after his call, he was returned to parliament for Tiverton, in Devonshire; and, taking part with the opposition, attacked the ministerial party in a pamphlet, denouncing the continuance of war. In 1781, he was appointed a master in Chancery; and, in 1782, was commissioned, in conjunction with others, to inquire into the distribution of the sums destined for the relief ot the American loyalists. In the following year, he spoke on the subject in parliament; and, in reply to Mr. Fox s condemnation of the large sums expended on the American sufferers, declared " he would share with them his last shilling and his last loaf." In 1784, and the parliament which followed in 1790, he sat as member for Coventry, and supported the views of Mr. Pitt during every session. He was particularly hostile to the French revolution ; and, by his exertions, obtained the distribution of a fund, under the sanction of parliament, in behalf of the emigrants from that country. In 1804, he retired altogether from public life; and, devoting himself to literary pursuits, published, shortly afterwards, a life of his father, and also of Bishop Hough. Previously to this, he had written A Treatise on the Laws and Customs of England; and, in the year of his death, which occurred in June, 1815, printed An Historical Review of the Commission relative to the American Loyalists. He was a man of the most upright and unimpeachable character, both public and private; and, in the former, was equally distinguished for his learning and eloquence. He was twice married : first, to the only daughter of S. Sainthell, Esq., by whom he had one son and four daughters, who survived him ; and, secondly, in 1793, to Miss Hastam, by whom he had two children, who died in their infancy.

I admit to never having heard of this book before and have no idea how reliable a source it is, but have no reason to doubt it; it appears to confirm the information I've already used in the article from other sources. If true, I am surprised at the lack of information available for someone who appears to have been a fairly significant figure in the period. – iridescent 15:55, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

awb[edit]

..do you have an awb session open? I can talk you through the steps Ling.Nut (talkWP:3IAR) 13:03, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

  1. Start up awb and and select "wiki search" in the "Make from" drop down box. A text box will open up (labeled WIki search"). Type passed away in that. Press the Make List Button.
  2. After several seconds the list will be complete. It appears to have exactly 1000 items in it, but you don't really need all of those.
  3. Right click on any of the items in the list and select "filter". left click. Ling.Nut (talk—WP:3IAR) 13:13, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  4. A large popup box will appear. In the "namespaces to keep" click the "content" radio box once (to clear everything in the column). Do the same for the "Talk" box (to clear that column too). Then click the box labeled (main), directly under "Content". Ling.Nut (talk—WP:3IAR) 13:16, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  5. Click the "Apply" button in the top right corner. Ling.Nut (talk—WP:3IAR) 13:17, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  6. OK now your list has 995 items. Just to the right of the list of articles that was generated, there is an area labeled "Find and Replace". Click the "Enabled" radio box. Then click the "Normal Settings" button.
  7. A new large popup will appear. In the "find" column type the URL you want to find, and in the "replace" column type the new one. You can do this for several rows.. you can find and replace several things. Ling.Nut (talk—WP:3IAR) 13:23, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  8. Click the Done button in the top right corner. Ling.Nut (talk—WP:3IAR) 13:27, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  9. Go to the Tab that says Skip. Click the box that says "No changes are made." Ling.Nut (talk—WP:3IAR) 13:29, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  10. Go to the tab that says Start. Click the Minor Edit box, and then the Start button. It will ask you to log in. Do so. The click the Start button again. You're ready to go... Ling.Nut (talk—WP:3IAR) 13:31, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

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Thank you for answering my IQ question on the Reference Desk! --Ye Olde Luke (talk) 06:16, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Image[edit]

Per image talk page, permission has been granted, but not the permission required by wikipedia, so it will be deleted. I suggest getting the correct permission. Ty 19:51, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Agnatic/cognatic[edit]

Hi! :) When succession is agnatic, only males can succeed. If a man has no sons, he is succeeded by his brother or his brother's son or his uncle etc. Daughters cannot succeed. Had succession to the British throne been agnatic, William IV would've been been succeeded by his brother and not by his niece. Succession to the British throne is cognatic, while succession to the Hanoverian throne was agnatic - that's why Victoria got the UK while her uncle got Hanover. Japan and Liecthenstein are some of the countries that still practice agnatic primogeniture. Cognatic primogeniture may be male-preferance primogeniture (women succeed if they have no brothers) or equal primogeniture (eldest child succeed regardless of gender). Legitimacy is usually important, as illegitimate children usually can't succeed (there are exceptions, though). Surtsicna (talk) 16:46, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Ireland naming question[edit]

You are receiving this message because you have previously posted at a Ireland naming related discussion. Per Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Ireland article names#Back-up procedure, a procedure has been developed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Ireland Collaboration, and the project is now taking statements. Before creating or replying to a statement please consider the statement process, the problems and current statements. GnevinAWB (talk) 18:04, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Who ya gonna call? Hoaxbusters![edit]

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For your efforts in bringing to AfD AND CfD all the huge collection of Spring family/Baron Lavenham hoax articles. BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 22:27, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Arbuthnot painting[edit]

At my Wikimedia Commons page, which I rarely check (sorry), you asked about my attribution of a portrait to Godfrey Kneller. This site has the painting, the artist, and the sitter. - Astrochemist (talk) 12:52, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Baron Kilmarnock[edit]

Who inherits the chiefship of Clan Boyd now? Does legitimatio per subsequens matrimonium apply? Choess (talk) 02:32, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Does it not go to the new Laird? Kittybrewster 09:33, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
The new baron is the brother of the late 7th baron; the latter has a son born prior to his parents' marriage, who was nable to succeed to the UK title but may perhaps be eligible for Scots honours (e.g., the remainder of the earldom of Erroll). Choess (talk) 22:28, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
The Chief of the Clan is the person who is entitled to the undifferenced Arms. Kittybrewster 11:33, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
I beg to differ. See Clan chief. For the purposes of wiki, the chief is the persone who the references list as such, eg: Burks, Standing council, or clan web site. These give Kilmarnockk as chief, notably the 7th. Please give your references if you change the chief, I do not think it is the place of editors to decide how a chieftain descends. Yours ever, Czar Brodie (talk) 13:58, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
7th Baron having recently died, I imagine nobody has yet applied for the undifferenced Arms. Kittybrewster 14:19, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
You do not apply for "undifferenced arms", if they exist and are matriculated under the 3 generation or 100 years rule they are inherited. But this is another matter and not relevant. undifferenced arms have nothing to do with clan chiefs. Further the arms of Baron Kilmarnock are not the undifferenced Boyd arms, They are Quarterly, 1st Azure a fess chequy Argent and Gules (for Boyd), 2nd Argent three inescutcheons Gules (for Hay), 3rd Argent three gillyflowers Gules within a double tressure flory counter flory Vert (for Livingston), 4th Sable a bend between six billets Or (for Callendar). The undifferenced Boyd arms would be Azure a fess chequy Argent and Gules. No source as yet gives the name of the new chief, so we can not put it, nor should we speculate in this matter. Yours, Czar Brodie (talk) 14:47, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
I agree to some extent. My thought was that the arms of 7th Baron might go to his son or his brother (the 8th Baron). I then read Clan_chief#.22Chief_of_the_Name_and_Arms.22. Kittybrewster 15:00, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

re Barbara Everard[edit]

Thanks for your assistance - I'm helping a new editor (the artist's son) to get the article together, as he originally posted it to his userspace along with a plea for help. Wish me luck in teasing out those refs ;) EyeSerenetalk 14:46, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Well done. Kittybrewster 14:47, 6 May 2009 (UTC)


Italian "nobility"[edit]

Is there a WP:RS for these? How should I spell priviledge and appologise? Kittybrewster 12:29, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Indeed there is Kitty, it's called the Libro d'Oro della Nobilta Italiana. One is either in or out, and if out, one stays out. No running the local council, a trade union or winning the lottery and/or giving it to the Labour/Conservative party will change that. The Italian nobility have learnt to fight to survive, they are tough lot - attack them with caution. Regarding my spelling, when you can speak Italian as well as I can speak English, then you may comment. Until that happy day, shutuppa-your-mouth and leave the wisecracks to me. Giano (talk) 17:47, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Not in my library. You will have to drop off a copy if your satnav is working again. Kittybrewster 18:06, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Don't think I will bother, it's not as though you are likely to know anyone - is it? Giano (talk) 10:45, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
I had not realised that was a requirement for writing a bio article. Kittybrewster 11:09, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Shameless thankspam[edit]

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Hello Kittybrewster! Thank you so much for your support in my recent RfA, which passed with a tally of 126/32/5. I am truly humbled by the trust you placed in me, and will endeavor to live up to that trust. FlyingToaster


Questions[edit]

Topic ban concerning baronets and knights

  1. What articles does it cover that are not of baronets or knights?
  2. Is it punitive or preventive?
  3. Duration of topic ban?
  4. Ban imposed by whom?
  5. Date of ban?
  6. Reason for ban?
  7. Difference justifying ban
  8. Purpose of ban?
  9. What different conduct on my part is wanted?
  10. To whom do I appeal?
  11. Where do I appeal?
  12. How do I appeal?

- Kittybrewster 15:28, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

The topic ban is a community enacted sanction. In order to determine its scope you would need to go and read the discussion. The majority of your questions could most likely be answered by examining it. You were blocked in this instance for moving that article in violation of an Arbitration Committee imposed restriction. As you have already been told, in order to appeal the topic ban you would need to post at WP:ANI. Any Arbitration Committee imposed restriction would have to be appealed to the Arbcom. Do you have any specific question related to the motion notification I posted above? I want to make sure there is no further confusion over its terms in the future. KnightLago (talk) 19:59, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
Yes. What articles does it cover that are not of baronets or knights? Kittybrewster 20:24, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
Any article are relating to Baronets and Knights in a broad sense. KnightLago (talk) 20:34, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
Does that include James Hunter Blair? Why? Kittybrewster 20:53, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
Yes. Because (1) it was at Sir James Hunter Blair, 8th Baronet even though he's not a Baronet, and (2) as he's a son of a Baronet, it's related in a broad sense. Mangojuicetalk 19:21, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
This also appears informative. KnightLago (talk) 20:06, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
The only allegations there against me are (a) that I reported Vk's mass-moves to AN/I. Was that wrong? What else should I have done? And (b) that I have a COI. What is it? Can someone cite the relevant diff giving an example where my alleged COI caused a problem? There must be a way to appeal this. I tried to do so at AN but the appeal just got ignored and filed. If the purpose was to allow people to cool down, my response is that I never wound up the drama. Kittybrewster 20:24, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
Appeal to Arbcom. You could also email Jimmy Wales directly, he has reserved authority to alter Arbcom rulings. Just do it, raise a motion, make your best argument. You will need to explain why (1) the ban is substantially interfering with you and (2) why it is inappropriate. Criticisms of your conduct can be found in the archives of the admin noticeboards; go looking for them. A simple request for evidence (from ArbCom) will fail. Or, just accept it and avoid doing page moves: remember, the ban is only against page moves. Mangojuicetalk 19:21, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
Actually, it isn't. It is a complete 1yr topic band of Baronets. Apparently not. I'm also somewhat puzzled by the scope. If sons of Baronets are part of the ban, are also brothers, sisters, mothers, grandchildren or grandparents? I means, really, where exactly is the line drawn? And how exactly does interpreting it so liberally really help the encyclopaedia? Kb - for reasons better known to himself - is a prolific contributor to articles about the great and the good of the British class system. In that scene pretty everyone is but a marriage to a cousin away from a Baronet. Rockpocket 01:11, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, weird, isn't it? The community, at least some substantial portion of it, was trying to ban KB from the whole topic, not just moves. There was a request for that ban to be enforced, which I recall declining to do because I felt page moves were the main issue. And the duration part, which was in there from the beginning, was dropped by ArbCom. Please inform me if someone makes a motion / request for clarification / appeal to ArbCom; I feel that ArbCom was lazy in not accepting the case for a full hearing and would like to make that opinion known. At the very least, the duration of the ban on KB ought to be finite. Mangojuicetalk 01:22, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
Clive Granger's wife's maiden name was Loveland. He was a knight so I can't add that. How gay is that? Kittybrewster 12:58, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
You can, as long as no page move is involved. The ArbCom motion was quite clear that the ban is only on page moves. Mangojuicetalk 19:07, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
Thats not what has been argeed, this is. If you are sidelining the restrictions that have been put on Kitty then I will assume that all restrictions are null and void, which you dont have the power to do.--Vintagekits (talk) 08:15, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
You have linked to the correct ruling. Read it; ArbCom says it "recognizes and confirms" the community bans but from the context it is clear it doesn't recognize a full topic ban, because that was a proposed alternative that doesn't pass. The motion specifically says you are both topic banned from page moves, and from nominating pages created by each other for deletion, but describes no further restrictions on you. I think it would be for the good of Wikipedia for you both to be clearer on this; I will start a discussion on Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Archive195#Vintagekits_and_Kittybrewster to clarify the situation. Mangojuicetalk 12:13, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Why is Vintagekits posting on this page? He is banned from it. Kittybrewster 11:22, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

It was worth a try, Mangojuice, but clearly the terms, justification and limits of this ban make perfect sense to Tznkai. And as the self appointed arbiter of community bans that is apparently sufficient to uphold it until such as time his interpretation changes. Sadly, the community is understandably sick of dealing with this issue, and therefore the chances of reinvigorating a debate focusing of specifics is unlikely to be successful at this time. Personally, I can't help see this as a fait accompli engineered by a certain unnamed former editor. That Vk appears unusually content to accept the ban is consistent with that. But you walked straight into it, Kb, and now need to deal with the consequences. My suggestion to you is to wait it out for a while, keep your nose clean, and after a suitable period appeal to ArbCom. A complicating factor is that ArbCom will likely refer you back to "the community". So I would try and stay on Tznkai good side if I were you. Rockpocket 23:48, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
Not at all, but I am not surprised that you would say something like that. I am pretty peed off about it, however, I respect what a number of editors and admins have had to say on the issue and accept it as a solution to the issue for now. Also I am glad to have one less headache.--Vintagekits (talk) 08:35, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Poll on Ireland (xxx)[edit]

A poll is up at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Ireland_Collaboration/Poll on Ireland (xxx). This is a vote on what option or options could be added in the poll regarding the naming of the Ireland and Republic of Ireland and possibly the Ireland (disambiguation) pages. The order that the choices appear in the list has been generated randomly. Sanctions for canvassing, forum shopping, ballot stuffing, sock puppetry, meat puppetry will consist of a one-month ban, which will preclude the sanctioned from participating in the main poll which will take place after this one. Voting will end at 21:00 (UTC) of the evening of 1 July 2009 (that is 22:00 IST and BST). -- Evertype· 18:15, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

The poll is to decide the option "Ireland (xxx)" presented in the main poll, not the main poll itself. DrKiernan (talk) 14:57, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
Can I refer you to WP:CANVASS. Thanks. Tfz 00:31, 30 June 2009 (UTC) Strike this, my misinterpretation, and apologies to DrKiernan for that. Tfz 12:48, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Philip de László article[edit]

Hi! In reviewing the history of the Philip de László article, it looks like you were the person responsible for including the long list of portrait sitters. I came across a problem in the list when I was cleaning up links to a mistitled article I moved. Someone seems to have come along after you made the list and become confused with two "Lady Castlereagh"s from very different eras.

I've explained the issue on Talk:Philip de László. It involves verifying the name of one of the sitters. And then determining whether the name in the list can be linked to an existing article on the second Lady Castlereagh.

The source appears to be a book, not one of the external web sites listed in the article. If you still have the source handy, perhaps you could fix the list. Sorry for the bother. Dunnettreader (talk) 04:49, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

I seem to have located her, so have corrected the list and link as noted on Talk:Philip de László. Dunnettreader (talk) 01:53, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

AWB Task[edit]

Hi. Did the task you posted get completed? If not I would be willing to do it although there are a few things in your description which are confusing me. Regards, Alan16 (talk) 14:15, 28 July 2009 (UTC).

Poll on Ireland article names[edit]

Sir Henry Chamberlain, 1st Baronet[edit]

Hi. I'm hoping you can help me locate any sources relating to Sir Henry Chamberlain, 1st Baronet's upbringing; in particular, one which could verify that his father was Henry Fane, MP. I thought you'd be the best person to ask, since you added the section in Chamberlain's article, and I'm struggling to find any other references elsewhere which don't appear to originate from your Chamberlain article edit. Any assistance you could offer would be much appreciated!

Thanks and regards,

--stdace (talk) 00:48, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Please ignore; of all the things I managed to overlook the obvious reference to Basil Hall Chamberlain by Yuzo Ota added after your edit, somehow (goodness knows how from the title) assuming it was a source for Fane's ancestry. Incidentally, the book provides sources to read up on which look like they should suffice. Cheers. --stdace (talk) 01:17, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Aylesbury Baronets[edit]

I have just created Sir Thomas Aylesbury, 1st Baronet, which probably needs further checking. I did read the hidden comment at Aylesbury Baronets; but it would be unusual to redirect a person to a baronetcy with just one holder, I think, rather than the other way round. Charles Matthews (talk) 11:40, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

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WikiProject South Africa[edit]

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Comments, constructive criticism and suggestions for improving it further are welcome --NJR_ZA (talk) 07:28, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Troubles Arbitration Case: Amendment for discretionary sanctions[edit]

As a party in The Troubles arbitration case I am notifying you that an amendment request has been posted here.

For the Arbitration Committee

Seddon talk|WikimediaUK 16:41, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Passed Away[edit]

Not nearly that many see [2].SADADS (talk) 15:22, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for getting rid of that awful "passed away" in the Evan Mackie article; people it for "died" all to often, presumably thinking it is more "sensative". All it does it adds a touch of mawkishness. Cheers Minorhistorian (talk) 21:48, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Sandbox[edit]

Hi, may I remember you that you can use your sandbox/user space to start new articles, to wikify, format and categorise them, to add references and even to build a coherent text - before moving them to main space. This might help to avoid such a wreck as Richard Lloyd-Jones (Permanent secretary). May I refer you in this regard to Wikipedia:User_page#How_to_create_a_user_subpage and Wikipedia:Starting an article. By the way do you know Wikipedia:Article wizard 2.0, yet? Best wishes ~~ Phoe talk ~~ 01:55, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

James Shaw, 1st Baronet of Kilmarnock[edit]

Would you care to take a look over this one? I'm about to put it up for DYK, but not sure the article title is ideal- looking at Shaw Baronets, it seems this is the way to disambiguate,l but you have more experience of this than I. Cheers. Rodhullandemu 23:34, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Christopher Ivor (diplomat)[edit]

A tag has been placed on Christopher Ivor (diplomat), requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a redirect to a nonexistent page.

If you can fix this redirect to point to an existing Wikipedia page, please do so and remove the speedy deletion tag. However, please do not remove the speedy deletion tag unless you also fix the redirect. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. A Stop at Willoughby (talk) 17:39, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thank you very much for the barnstar! After I posted the note about the group of "passed away" pages which I completed, I've been working on a second group (of about 600). It's slow going as I have to look for quotes, titles, and other exceptions, but I'm plugging away at it. Anyways, thanks again; it is much appreciated. MANdARAX • XAЯAbИAM 20:46, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Wilton Cezar Xavier[edit]

Dear Kittybrewster,

Let me point out the reasons that make me believe the article on Wilton Cezar Xavier should not be deleted. Please keep in mind that, although I've read Wikipedia's general notability guideline, I'm not familiar with how it is put to practice.

Reason #1: There is a plethora of articles on Brazilian players which, as a Brazilian citizen who is fairly knowledgeable in local football affairs, I can assure you are not as notable as Wilton. These are just a few examples: Nílton Coelho da Costa, Alfeu Martha de Freitas, Acácio Cordeiro Barreto, Toninho Almeida and Clesly Evandro Guimarães, most of which are completely unsourced.

Reason #2: Wilton was famous! Here are some links regarding his death (sorry, all of them are in Portuguese): http://video.globo.com/Videos/Player/0,,GIM1175866-7759-MORRE+AOS+ANOS+WILTON+CESAR+XAVIER+EXFLUMINENSE+E+SAO+PAULO,00.html (video), http://terceirotempo.ig.com.br/noticia/Morre_Wilton_ex_ponta_do_Fluminense-15781, and http://www.espbr.com/noticias/morre-wilton-ex-ponta-fluminense, http://www.estadao.com.br/noticias/cidades,morre-o-ex-jogador-do-fluminense-wilton-cezar-xavier,481610,0.htm.

Kind regards,

Pedrovsky (talk) 23:50, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Untimely[edit]

Hello. Although 'untimely' may be a bit overused, it remains grammatical usage, as far as I know. See [3]. Premature might be a tad better perhaps. Regards, MarmadukePercy (talk) 12:18, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Grammatical yes. Encyclopedic no. Kittybrewster 13:30, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

John Ellerman[edit]

Information.png Hi Kittybrewster! A biographical article you have been edited or contributed to with has many issues and urgently needs improving. If you can help with these issues please see Talk:John Ellerman, address the different points if you can, and leave any comments there. Thanks.--Kudpung (talk) 11:04, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Malvern College[edit]

Information.png Hi Kittybrewster! The Old Malvernians/alumnae section that you contributed to in Malvern College finally got so long that it had to be split off into a separate list page. In doing so, it's been found that for many of those noble people there is no actual proof that they ever went to the school. However, they probably did, and the entries were made in good faith. Nevertheless, the rules require everything in the encyclopedia to be verifiably sourced. It would be great therefore, if you could take a look at the list and help out if you can with providing some references. The people all have their own Wiki articles, but it is no guarantee that the mentions of Malvern College (if any) are correctly cited. Thanks. --Kudpung (talk) 17:06, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

just a note on your previous post 'evocative' (AdjComp)[edit]

I recently argued with you about an adjective concept as to its relation in accompanying preposition, and it seems that my conclusion was not quite correct as I thought. It was an interesting point, but we could not get any further explanations. Have you come across any other explanations? As far as I know, only the verbal adjectives (‘ed’ participles) accompany prepositions. However, I was wrong in saying that adjectives in general cannot precede a preposition which accompanies a prepositional phrase or prepositional phrases (though the preposition ‘of’ is another problem on the question whether ‘of’ can follow an adjective in an adjective clause). So I thought that I should post this to you. —Mihkaw napéw (talk) 04:22, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

The answer to the old question raised is this: when a word (such as "evocative [of something]") requires some extra material to make it usable in a sentence, that is called its subcategorization features or subcategorization requirements. Subcategorization is usually used to refer to verbs (especially in compositional semantics, the study of how a sentence meaning is built out of relationships among its parts), but it can actually refer to any word. "Evocative", in the sense it was used in that RD/L question, has a subcategorization requirement that it must be followed by a prepositional phrase.
A good reference for this is the third chapter of David Adger's book Core Syntax (2003). rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 07:30, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
As a non-native speaker of English, the problem that I have sometimes is understanding the compositionality of constituents correctly within grammatical references. I cannot not take too much of this user space. So theses exemplify my problem:
  • He was amazed at the performance of the great hits at the newly built grammar school.
  • Matthew who also joined the team recently was amused by the performance.
  • ‘It is avocative of the sprit of exodus to revoke pedantry,’ said Matthew.
  • Matthew is preceded by Gail, but (honestly) I waved once my flag for Gail.
—Mihkaw napéw (talk) 17:45, 22 January 2010 (UTC)


My previous edit missed the proper WP page encoding; missing of prepositions or words alike.[edit]

I just correcet one error. —Mihkaw napéw (talk) 04:49, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

image of Lord M[edit]

Hi, you recently restored a non-neutral image of Lord Monckton at his bio, in contradiction to our BLP policy, without comment. William Connolley has recently admitted on his blog here that the picture has been chosen because it makes Lord M look like a "wacko". Would you care to explain why you did this, and preferrably, fix it up again for me, i.e. remove the image until a neutral one can be obtained. Thanks. Alex Harvey (talk) 01:14, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

You and some others think the image is non-neutral. I disagree; it is just a licensed image. The article benefits from an image. Connelley's view or admission (like yours and mine) is not the issue here. I do not prefer this image because it make Monckton look like a wacko (which I do not accept); I prefer it because it has a licence. I think Monckton is courageous, articulate and intelligent (which is also irelevant). Kittybrewster 10:53, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
You're misrepresenting WMC. He says that (in his opinion, which I don't share) "the picture makes Lord M look like a bit of a wacko". He does not say that the picture was chosen to make him look like a wacko. Please don't put words into other people's mouths. -- ChrisO (talk) 00:03, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
Kittybrewster, if you are cognizant of the fact that I am not alone in finding the image to be not neutral, tell me how it is that you're not able to understand that the BLP policy directs us to err conservatively in favour of those editors in these situations? Alex Harvey (talk) 14:06, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Flight Time[edit]

Thank You Mlpearc (talk) 01:14, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

I see your edits and under stand but does not the article in main space (with the incressed body work) get sent back to my user space ? Never been here don't know how the process works, or am I jumping the gun ? Mlpearc (talk) 01:33, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
You can copy and keep it wherever you like as a subpage under your name. What you want is to have it somewhere so that all your work is not lost. Kittybrewster 07:20, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
Thank you Mlpearc (talk) 19:31, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Eric Arbuthnot[edit]

On User talk:Bobo192, Kittybrewster said:
Notable?

Hi there. As Eric Arbuthnot has played first-class cricket, he qualifies as notable by WP:CRIC and, by extension, WP:BIO guidelines. I keep a list of first-class and List A cricketers linked in various places from my user page, though I have not made a list of former Natal players as yet. As there are 611 first-class matches to draw names from, it seems like it would be a very long process. Bobo. 12:03, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Lionel Gough Arbuthnot[edit]

I'll take a look later. At work at present. We can add some cricket details, I'm sure. Johnlp (talk) 12:18, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

I've put in a few details of his cricket career, such as it was. Not, I suspect, an ornament to the game. How and why did he get the MBE? Johnlp (talk) 21:39, 19 February 2010 (UTC)
Will have a look, though I have busy weekend ahead, so probably won't be fast. BTW, LGA seems to have been an ADC on the "personal staff" of the Army general list in WW1; assuming he was ADC to one of the bigwig generals, he probably picked up his MBE then for services rendered. The MBE is mentioned in a London Gazette notice in 1921 but isn't in the one from 1919 when he leaves the regular army. He'd have been a bit old even by WW1 cannon fodder standards to have been a "regular soldier" (and he was a bit old to be merely a lieutenant or acting captain). So I suspect he was picked as an amiable cove to carry some general's briefcase around and be generally genial. Johnlp (talk) 00:35, 20 February 2010 (UTC)
"LGA seems to have been an ADC on the 'personal staff' of the Army general list in WW1" - yes, I supposed. Where did you get that from please? Kittybrewster 09:53, 20 February 2010 (UTC)
Here Johnlp (talk) 10:29, 20 February 2010 (UTC)
So how does this work, then? Was he a brigadier-general from his former service in the Lancashire Fusiliers and then called back in World War One as a "bag carrier" and given the notional rank of captain? I'm afraid these army shenanigans always confuse me rather. Anyway, he's obviously more distinguished than he appeared at first sight! Johnlp (talk) 22:43, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
Don't think so. Brig-Gen Royal Fusiliers. I don't understand it either. Kittybrewster 23:09, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Some references in The Times:

  • The Times Monday, Mar 18, 1963; pg. 1; Issue 55652; col A
  • The Times Wednesday, Nov 26, 1913; pg. 3; Issue 40379; col G
  • The Times Wednesday, Jan 01, 1896; pg. 3; Issue 34775; col A
  • The Times, Monday, Oct 18, 1920; pg. 21; Issue 42544; col E
  • The Times, Saturday, Oct 13, 1906; pg. 7; Issue 38150; col D

Performing these searches also provide some results: [4] [5]

Rudolf Hess[edit]

Hello Kitty, perhaps you can shed some light onto this matter. In my old Tower of London guidebooks, they list Rudolf Hess as having been a former prisoner in the Tower of London; however, the Wikipedia article doesn't mention a sojourn in the Tower. Would you happen to know the truth? If he was indeed a prisoner, I will add the cat to his article. Thank you.--Jeanne Boleyn (talk) 10:37, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not concerned with truth. Just RS and V. I think your guidebook meets these provided the statement in the article refers to it. There are other statements to the same effect online. Go ahead and add it. Kittybrewster 12:17, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
I just added it, with the ref. Thanks once again.--Jeanne Boleyn (talk) 14:51, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
Peter Padfield's "Hess: the Führer's Disciple" mentions Hess being kept in the Tower of London immediately after arriving, until 'Camp Z' at Mytchett Place could be set up to hold him; he was thereforce at the Tower from 10-11 May to 20 May. Sam Blacketer (talk) 15:17, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

George Cross[edit]

Your entirely-deserved award to Rockpocket has been bashed on the rounds of not being a free image (or something). See: User talk:Rockpocket#Non Free Files in your User Space. You might want to replace. Trust you are well. --Major Bonkers (talk) 17:39, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Can you do it for me? Kittybrewster 19:54, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

RE: What does it mean[edit]

Kittybrewster,

I take it you're refering to my signature. It's a quote from the song "Invisible Universe" which is from "Ghost in the Shell" Anime (I'm an Anime Fan) Literally, it's latin for "Watch in Glory (Naljuboutes) Heavenly Glory (Aeria Gloris)". KoshVorlonNaluboutes,Aeria Gloris 13:20, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Mail fraud[edit]

Hi Kitty, not sure I agree 100% with your move of this to Mail fraud in the USA. Are you planning to do something with Mail fraud that requires the US federal offense stuff to be under its own disambiguated title (that's really what it is)? In that case shoudn't the moved title be Mail fraud (United States) as per similar disambiguations? If there is no plan to work on the generic Mail fraud article, I think the move should be undone until there is such a plan and the move is required. Thoughts? Thanks. – ukexpat (talk) 15:33, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

I agree that it should deal with the world-wide phenomenon. But at the moment it is very USA skewed. - Kittybrewster 16:35, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
Well yes, because (as I said at the Help desk) it is specifically about the offence under US Federal law. The concept/term is not really used anywhere else as far as I know, certainly not in Europe, where it's just part of the wider "fraud" and not a specific offence relating to fraud using the postal system; don't know about Canada or the rest of the English speaking world. The same goes for "wire fraud" which really is a US concept/term. – ukexpat (talk) 17:34, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
The phenomenon exists all over the place. I think USA has drawn various conning offences under the one term. I am unsure how to deal with it. - Kittybrewster 17:57, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom/Article title[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom/Article title. DrKiernan (talk) 09:11, 18 March 2010 (UTC) (Using {{Please see}})

Moore Baronets[edit]

Thanks for the Barnstar. At least that hoax was easy to find and remove. I and others have been fighting a persistent hoaxer on Barbaro family and associated pages. The problem dates back to May of 2007 and some more watchers wouldn't hurt. Edward321 (talk) 00:34, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

File:J d'Aguilar Samuda.jpg[edit]

Hi, I took the liberty to use the best fitting licenses and upload the original image from flick. Best Hekerui (talk) 12:39, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you. Good job. Kittybrewster 13:07, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Vandalism of Malcolm Rifkind[edit]

Kitty pls 1) stop removing information/references and 2) placing completely innaccurate statements on the Malcolm Rifkind page. I was going to explain to you the ethos of wikipedia and what constitutes vandalism but judging by all these other violations you have made it seems you already know! If it persists I will escalate. --SteamedTreacle (talk) 14:58, 19 April 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.100.163.197 (talk)

Be polite and civil. Assume good faith. Read up on vandalism. No personal attacks. Observe BLP and discuss on talk page. Kittybrewster 18:20, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Bigotgate[edit]

Hi. I appreciate your efforts to improve the article so that it is about the incident rather than the person. However wouldn't you agree that the incident in itself is still not noteworthy enough to have it's own article, and a section in another election related article would be more appropriate? Abc30 (talk) 15:45, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Could well be. Meanwhile we must observe BLP. Kittybrewster 15:47, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi. I have a question about this addition – was it copied from the deleted Bigoted woman incident? If so, attribution must be given to those contributors to satisfy Wikipedia's licensing requirements (see WP:Copying within Wikipedia). I'll help if a fix is necessary. Thanks. Flatscan (talk) 04:26, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Yes. I have no idea how to fix the history. Thank you. Kittybrewster 11:11, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
Per comments below, now discussing the attribution issue at DRV (subpaged to WP:Deletion review/Bigoted woman incident). Flatscan (talk) 04:18, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
Since this is being discussed at Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2010 April 29, please check it out. I have proposed a simple solution to the GFDL issue of a copy/paste, namely moving the deleted contents to an appropriate redirect name and subsequently creating a protected redirect. Please do provide your input. — Scientizzle 14:13, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
I agree with that suggestion and endorse your actions. Kittybrewster 14:53, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
I nominated this for AFD because I was removing the speedy delete tag. I felt the article breached BLP ONEEVENT BLP1E and NOTNEWS but that it merited more discussion than would occur under the SPEEDY DELETE tag. Scientizzle’s actions have been fine and Wikipedia has worked very well in this case. Kittybrewster 15:29, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. People in the UK aren't actually calling this "Bigotgate" are they? Has the -gate moniker really migrated across the Atlantic? If so, I'd like to apologize on behalf of the USA for exporting our tired, needless noun modifiers... — Scientizzle 16:33, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
13,300 google entries for it. Twitter particularly seems to like abbreviations. Thank you for your gracious apology which I accept on behalf of the people of the UK. Kittybrewster 16:43, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
Looks like it's made it onto List of scandals with "-gate" suffix...might need to put that on my watchlist for WP:BLP violations. — Scientizzle 16:46, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

It is a dreadful scandal, I can't imagine how any woman (bigoted or not) could bare to be seen on TV in such mundane attire. I don't think she had even been to the hairdresser let alone popped into Dior. Wretched woman has lost her self respect - far worse then being bigoted. Personally, I love all these delightful Eastern Europeans in London, I can't think where I would be without Stanislas my plumber who attends to all my needs. Forget that horrid, grisly Gordon Brown and that little Cleggy individual, I implore you all to vote for that nice Samantha Cameron - there's a woman who not only knows how to dress, but also sells handbags at £1,500 a time. Which I think is rather nice and shows a certain panache and disregard for the unkempt and mundane littering the London streets. Lady Catherine de Burgh (the Late) (talk) 17:30, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

I very much suspect you wouldn't be seen dead in Rochdale. Kittybrewster 17:41, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Of course I'm seen dead in Rochdale, I've hunted with the Holcombe since I was a mere slip of a girl, so much cheaper than the Quorn, especially as I have to pay Stanislas' cap too, not that I'm a mean person. Rochdale is a charming place, all those beautiful smokey chimneys and all those dear little factory and mill girls in national costume singing about Sallys in their Allies - quite delightful. On a more serious note, should we be doing more to support poor little David? (or "Dave" as he likes to be known - Oh shudder) I've no confidence in him at all, but compared to the rest....how low our once great empire has sunk - I shudder to think what Winston must be saying - I am quite despairing - it's not as though any of them have even run a bookies shop - which at least would be useful. The end must surely be nigh. Lady Catherine de Burgh (the Late) (talk) 23:18, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

List of life peerages[edit]

I split up the list, but left the decision on whether to split Brown from Blair until after the election. I hope you'll agree that breaking off 1958–79 and 1979–97 as okay regardless of who wins the election. If not, we can deal with that however you like. In any event, List of life peerages (1997–present) had former MPs marked with a double dagger, but only from 2001 on. I went ahead and added them to former MPs created life peers from 1997 to 2001, but I would appreciate someone casting an eye over the list to help assure that I haven't blundered along the way. Thanks. -Rrius (talk) 00:47, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Thanks[edit]

Thanks for splitting the Tariq Khan article in two.

FWIW, it looks like the nationalist who originally wrote over top of the article about the Guantanamo captive has returned. I have never requested page protection, or partial page protection. When I looked up the instructions I figured this individual's efforts weren't serious enough to merit a request for partial page protection. I do think it is likely they will try again.

Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 15:59, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Re: MPs and a funny[edit]

Thank you! Team effort though - you deserve thanks in similar proportions. All the articles now need checking to make sure they're in Category:UK MPs 2010-, and as Bearcat pointed out a fair amount of disambiguation still needs to be done. On that redirect - enough to make you cry sometimes! ninety:one (reply on my talk) 15:21, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Guildford - boundary changes must have been thought to have moved Tory voters out of the constituency/LibDem voters in, which is why it was changed to a notional LibDem seat for swing purposes (don't get me started on our national obsession with swings). As this assumption is unsourced I would have no problems with returning it to a Tory seat and therefore a hold.
Quentin Davies (and others, such as Jim Knight) remain ministers until a new government is formed and a PM appointed. I shouldn't imagine they're doing anything official though (not that anyone is for that matter!). ninety:one (reply on my talk) 16:34, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Italian fake parties on wikipedia[edit]

I think that these 2 pages should be deleted: Lega Padana Lombardia and Lombardy Project. As i've written in their "discussion" these parties don't exist actually and never existed in the past. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.33.133.92 (talk) 17:27, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Angela Smith[edit]

I suspect her expenses probably aren't very notable, but they seem to have attracted some press coverage: [6] and [7]. -- ChrisO (talk) 20:04, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Kappa Sigma motto source[edit]

Hello, you added a translation for the Kappa Sigma motto, but did not provide a citation. Do you have a source for this? NYCRuss 12:23, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Also, there is a discussion at Talk:Kappa Sigma#AEKDB and referencability. NYCRuss 12:49, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

I apologize for templating you before. My behavior was inappropriate, and you deserve to be treated in a dignified and respectful manner. NYCRuss 00:32, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Tony Hayward[edit]

Was the "Who's who 2009" info you added to the talk page a direct quote from a copyrighted book? If so, it would seem to be a copyright violation, and not "fair use," and should be removed, although it makes a great reference and should be cited in the article for any facts which seem encyclopedic and which might be challenged. Also, you forgot to sign (four tildes and all), so I signed for you. Thanks.(sorry, forgot to sign) Edison (talk) 21:28, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

New Userright[edit]

Just a note that I've added "reviewer" to your userrights. I've seen you around the Help Desk and you seem trustworthy to me. Cheers! TNXMan 20:24, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Feedback Page Remodeling[edit]

Hi, Kittybrewster - WP:RFF is being remodeled and your entry is going to be archived - no response as of yet has been given, so I'll re-enter it on the new page for you. Thanks!~ QwerpQwertus ·_Contact Me_·Get Adopted! 04:08, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your help![edit]

Thanks for your help on the table version of the honorary Knights and Dames page. If we keep plugging away a few names at a time for the next few days, we'll be done before we know it!--Jimbo Wales (talk) 22:34, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Further splitting the life peerages articles[edit]

Now that the election is done and gone and we have a decent number of peerage for Cameron that are either listed or about to be listed, do you think it would be appropriate to break him off from the Labour PMs? Size-wise, a 1997–2010 article would be the rough equivalent of the other two, and, thematically, a list covering the 13 years of Labour would nicely parallel the 18 Conservative years of Thatcher and Major. As I understand it, the current crop of 56 new peers are set to be joined by new Tory and Lib Dem peers in the near future, so it is not as though this is going to be a stubby list article. Let me know what you think. -Rrius (talk) 22:34, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

My preference would be to leave them together at least for the moment. IMHO Brown has added some dreadful names to the dissolution honours list and it seems sad to have to leave them under Cameron's name. - but that is the way it works. I don't feel strongly either way. Kittybrewster 22:40, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Kenneth Guy Blaikie[edit]

Hi. In my (never-ending) quest to get something on everyone who ever played cricket for Somerset, I've just tackled Kenneth Guy Blaikie, and I see that he's popped up in your researches into the Arbuthnots. I wondered if you had any further information on him that might flesh the article out a bit: I've already lifted (and modified) part of the article about his son that mentions him. Was he, for example, known as Kenneth, Guy, or Bill? Kind regards. Johnlp (talk) 09:11, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

To me he was always Bill. Never Kenneth. Kittybrewster 10:27, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I knew you'd know! KR. Johnlp (talk) 11:54, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
Re George Arbuthnot Scott: I can't find an obit in Wisden, which in the 1920s was usually pretty good on amateur players and ex-public school cricketers, so I think as a cricketer you'd have to say that he's pretty obscure (though in WP terms still notable, because he played first-class cricket). Do you know if he was a relative of the main Arbuthnot(t) branches or just someone who acquired the name as a middle name with no visible antecedents? Presumably Tonbridge School would have some records: Dulwich I know (for instance) have all the people who went to Oxbridge between about 1890 and 1950 on vast painted boards in their main hall. Johnlp (talk) 13:36, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
I don't know whether he was or was not related. His father was Rev Avison Terry Scott and his brother Arthur Avison Scott (both first class cricketers). Nor do I know about Tonbridge School. I will hunt about. Kittybrewster 13:50, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

MPs' expenses[edit]

FYI: Wikipedia talk:Biographies of living persons#MPs' scandals covered up on Wikipedia (UK Telegraph). -- ChrisO (talk) 08:23, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Re: template needing your help please[edit]

Template:English barons DBD 09:58, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, what? What exactly do you think needs achieving? Explain in full sentences DBD 10:12, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
Okay. Template:English barons links to each Baron (where possible), whereas Template:Hereditary barons of England links to the page for each Barony. You see the issue? The latter, if it should exist, should be named Template:English baronies DBD 17:22, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
I don't understand what you mean by "need to be linked to something" DBD 22:02, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Lord Edgecombe[edit]

I've turned it into a redirect to George Edgcumbe, 1st Earl of Mount Edgcumbe - see talk page. PamD (talk) 18:53, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

WP:TTR[edit]

Sorry, I don't agree with WP:DNTTR, but I appreciate you commenting on my talkpage on that matter. My personal view is that WP:TTR is more appropriate. Regards, GregJackP Boomer! 20:46, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Request for your input[edit]

Kitty, as a BLP regular and general sensible person, could you possibly have a look at the proposals I've posted at Talk:Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley#Monckton-Abraham for resolving a BLP issue on that article? I will also be posting some more proposals later today on the House of Lords membership issue that was discussed at the RSN. -- ChrisO (talk) 12:45, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

I have been watching it and comment occasionally. I think you are doing a great job in upholding BLP, not losing your cool and resisting provocations, discourtesies and unconstructive twaddle. Some folk will insist on arguing the hind legs off a donkey. Kittybrewster 13:39, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, that's very kind of you to say so. I've posted my proposals on the House of Lords issue at Talk:Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley‎#Monckton and Parliament. -- ChrisO (talk) 19:49, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

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Belated felicitations[edit]

On the various events of the past week or two—a sort of early, and, I trust, pleasant, climacteric year, or so it seems. Best, Choess (talk) 05:39, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Adminship[edit]

Kitty, thanks for your comment here. --RA (talk) 08:34, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Help Desk request[edit]

Corrected version

I replied: how does this look? --->

 – ukexpat (talk) 17:22, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Really good. Well done. Kittybrewster 17:43, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Excellent - glad I could help. – ukexpat (talk) 18:43, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

U fixed Henry Hopwood Image[edit]

Thanks - I'm newish and didn't know how. MarkDask 18:21, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Well done![edit]

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For helping a user at Wikipedia:Help desk navigate though working under a conflict of interest, and making her feel included and her voice heard. We need more people at Wikipedia who are helpful, rather than dismissive, to new users. For this, I award you this barnstar! Jayron32 19:43, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

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Hi Kitty, which article? Victuallers (talk) 16:08, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

The error I think is in the image file. Reading the talk page there seems to be talk to have a whole new approach. I don't have an image editor here. I have left the file name for someone who has Paint Victuallers (talk) 16:41, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
I have paint. Kittybrewster 16:59, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Ethan Russell[edit]

Hello, I am wondering if you could take a closer look at your AfD nomination, and consider either withdrawing it, or explaining your reasoning in greater detail? Thanks. Cullen328 (talk) 23:36, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

I've added 8 solid references to the article and rewritten it significantly. I think notability is now well-established. I've also removed spammy references from the body of the article, and will rework and trim the spammy external links in days to come. I hope you'll take another look, and comment again. Thank you. Cullen328 (talk) 04:49, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Cullen328 (talk) 15:42, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Victimology categories CfD[edit]

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Victims of political repressions CFDs[edit]

You participated in a 2010 DEC 13 CFD about victims of political repression. A follow-up nomination to that discussion has begun here. Good Ol’factory (talk) 02:16, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Template:Infobox & Template:Infobox country[edit]

Blasted, I was counting on your support. Just kidding. GoodDay (talk) 11:36, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Ministry of silly walks[edit]

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Apology[edit]

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I'm not an admin[edit]

Just noticed your comment here. Feel it's best to point out that I'm not an admin but requested moves don't have to be closed by an admin, especially when they're not contentious. That's the reason I only closed this one out of several similar requests as this was the only one that was suitably non-contentious. (Given the backlog at RM I'm stretching the non-admin closures in some cases a bit but I don't even think this one was a stretch for a non-admin). Dpmuk (talk) 21:13, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

George Arbuthnot Scott, again[edit]

I'll certainly have a look. I hadn't realised he was related to Elliot Tillard, who also played cricket for Somerset and doesn't yet have an article (but is on my to-do list). Kind regards. Johnlp (talk) 18:51, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

I've had a go at both George and Elliot Tillard. Johnlp (talk) 20:33, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

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First class cricketer. Kittybrewster 20:20, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Lord Armaghdale[edit]

Armaghdale lived at a house in Sandwich Bay called The Dunes. I've found a photograph here -http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/996875 - do you know if the Creative Commons Licence allows it to be uploaded? Thanks, --Counter-revolutionary (talk) 09:14, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Yes. Some rights reserved. Kittybrewster 09:53, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Cookie[edit]

;) Kayau HAPI B-DAY WP 12:40, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Shakespeare authorship question[edit]

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Coworth House[edit]

I hesitate to edit pages after you and correct your errors, but I feel it needs to be made very clear that the house has not been demolished, and contrary to your edits is still very visible [8]. What has happend there is a complete redesign of the interior, however, the original external facades have been retained and are largely unchanged. However, a new 21st century roofline unites the juxtapositions created by the vaious stages of the house's 18th century evolution which were previously more apparent. The loss of the interiors is to be deplored, somehow the place has escaped listing (I would love to know how that hapened) especially as Nash was involved with the design at some stage. Anyway don't write off the recent alterations as all bad, they did included the demolition a hideous 20th century service wing built by the Americans when it was something to do with their embassy and this has restored something of the house's late 18th century appearance. Should you requite a refererence for the page (I note it currently has none) please don't hesitate to ask.  Giacomo  23:28, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

PS:If you want to namedrop (I see you already mention Fort Belvedere "en coincidence") you can say that Galen Weston who bought the place in the 80's lived at Fort Belvedere at the time. No ref for that though, just one of the useless pieces of information I have somehow acquired.  Giacomo  23:42, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much Giano. If as here I get it wrong, do please correct my error. Do please add references - particularly for 28 Park Crescent; which I thought was 26. Kittybrewster 09:54, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
I'll leave it to you to correct, it's not really the sort of house I do. You can attribute all of the above to: Page 543, Geoffrey Tyack, Simon Bradley & Nikolaus Pevsner, Buildings of England Berkshire, 2010, Yale University Press. ISBN 978 0 300 12662 4. Pevsner (same page) suspects that Nash had a hand in the design - I'm not so sure, it's all rather heavy and laborious for Nash and one bowed facade does not a summer make. Pevsner also think Wyatt was there because of the similarities between the house and the more famous Stanstead Park which Wyatt was building at the same time for Barwell's corrupt half brother, Richard. I don't know anything about Park Crescents is there a connection?  Giacomo  13:19, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
I wonder about the amount of responsibility that was dumped on Macfadyen, as opposed to Sir George Gough Arbuthnot. It is too easy to blame the dead. Kittybrewster 16:08, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Rose Leslie[edit]

It isn't a big issue and perhaps I shouldn't have corrected the entry. It depends if nationality is based on place of birth. For example, my mother was born in Cardiff with English parents but if you want to annoy her, you call her Welsh. Eric Liddle was born in China and spent almost no time in Scotland when growing up, but there would be howls of protest if he was classified as anything but Scottish. I do not know enough about Rose Leslie's parents to be sure one way or the other. I suppose someone could contact her agent, but in the meantime I am happy to leave her as Scottish. JMcC (talk) 09:41, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Lord Empey[edit]

Do you have a source for Sir Reg taking his seat in the Lords? I've searched, but haven't found anything to say it has happened yet. --Counter-revolutionary (talk) 15:50, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Yes. Can you turn the red links blue on List of life peerages (2010–present) ? Kittybrewster 08:32, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Stellenbosch to bid for Wikimania 2012![edit]

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Lennox Fyfe, Baron Fyfe of Fairfield[edit]

I think your recent entries for Baron Fyfe need a bit of tidying up? There are a few typos, and I do not know enough about him to clean in up myself. Shipsview (talk) 10:47, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:People from Uganda[edit]

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ANI notice[edit]

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I'm adding an additional notification (for Kittybrewster) of the comment I made here. I've raised this on the article talk page as well. Carcharoth (talk) 01:05, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
Wow. Kittybrewster, could you explain why you have lifted wording verbatim from a website? Surely you're familar with WP:COPYVIO and WP:PLAGIARISM. Could you please check your other contributions for copyright violations, please? Fences&Windows 01:23, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
There appear to be plenty more. The first one I looked at, Stewart Wood, Baron Wood of Anfield, has copyvios from this Daily Mail article. Some explanation is needed.Griswaldo (talk) 01:51, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

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Copying within Wikipedia[edit]

Hi. Translating content from one language of Wikipedia to another, or from one page on Wikipedia to another, is perfectly, but the content is not public domain, and in order to comply with the license under which content is placed on the project proper attribution must be provided. I see that you created the article Ettore Modigliani as a translation of the Italian Wikipedia article. While clearly there was no intentional wrongdoing, since you cited it as a reference, I'm afraid that citing it as a reference is inadequate attribution. You must provide a link to the source article in edit summary at minimum, noting that the content is copied or translated. There is also a template for talk pages. I've taken care of attribution in this instance, but if you've copied or translated content from other Wikis or Wikipedia pages before, please go back and address that. Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia provides guidance on how to do so.

Just as an aside, I've removed the Italian Wiki link from the list of references from this article. Wikipedia is not a reliable source, I'm afraid, no matter its language, and can't be used as verification. See WP:CIRCULAR. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 14:12, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

I'm afraid that cleanup here is going to take some time. Given the circumstances, that you were aware of our copyright policies at least since 2007, I believe you should assist. I've addressed this at the ANI listing, which is where conversation about this matter should be held to ensure that the community is able to participate. The CCI listing is not a community discussion board, but simply a page to facilitate cleanup. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 16:43, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
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Cleanup, more[edit]

Hi. It's the article that needs the template ([9]), not the CCI page. Without the template, the article is in violation of Wikipedia:Plagiarism. Once you add the template to the article, all you need to do is note at the CCI page that the content was PD and that you've added the template. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 19:06, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Category:Persons convicted of fraud[edit]

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Dudley de Chair[edit]

This article needs rewriting, just to let you know. It's been tagged as copyvio and not long for the world unless fixed up. Yours, Rms125a@hotmail.com (talk) 15:49, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

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RefDesk Q on "Beckett to others"[edit]

Hi, Kitty. In case you're not watching the Language Reference Desk closely, I just posted my guess that "Beckett to others" might be the BlackBerry's attempt to understand "buck it to others," meaning refer or route it, as people would do with a buck slip. --- OtherDave (talk) 01:20, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

List of (convicted) Jewish criminals[edit]

I think the "convicted" is an important distinction and would save some bother. Bob19842 (talk) 13:08, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Re: "What is an unconvicted Jewish criminal"
I'm sure there are many suspects (as with any group) that were never convicted (see for example List of Jewish American mobsters). But it would be more tightly sourced and defensible to keep it to the convicted cases (as with any group, such List of convicted Australian criminals. Bob19842 (talk) 13:21, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
As noted by that one editor on the undelete request page, there's a fundamental distinction between "List of Jewish Nobel laureates" and "List of convicted Jewish criminals". Namely, that the first list is a verifiable and fixed number, whereas there are no verifiable standards for the second list, which could expand into the thousands upon thousands if you listed every Jew that's ever been convicted of anything, clear down to jaywalking. (I would say the same problem exists with the list of Aussie criminals.) ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 13:34, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
And is that a standard that is applied to all lists? Bob19842 (talk) 13:36, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
I couldn't say, as there are many lists in wikipedia. But there's no point in introducing a new list that is almost certain to be deleted due to lack of notability and boundaries. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 13:39, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
I think that is a daft argument as jaywalking by a notable person is unlikely to be notable. If Bob's list is notable convicted murderers, sex offenders, spies and fraudsters he should be fine. Kittybrewster 13:46, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
I'm sure that the admin Fuhghettaboutit will be impressed that you called his point "daft". In any case, who sets the standard for such a list? Is there a verifiable source? If not, then it's "original synthesis" and can't be allowed. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 13:50, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
Another point is that we've had this discussion before, where editors tried to label public figures "Jewish comedian", "Jewish actors", and the like. You can only justifiably call someone a "Jewish comedian" if Jewishness is a significant part of his act, hence Myron Cohen was a "Jewish comedian" but Jerry Seinfeld is not. Similarly, you can only label someone a "Jewish criminal" if his being Jewish was directly connected to the crime. Like if he murdered his rabbi, or burned down his temple or something. Madoff does not qualify as a "Jewish criminal". He's a criminal who happens to be Jewish. So Bob would have to retitle his article "Convicted criminals who happen to be Jewish." Yeh, that's useful. NOT. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 13:57, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
Your point appears contradicted by Spanish artists, List of Hindus and List of Jewish actors. Bob19842 (talk) 14:05, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
Lose the "other stuff exists" argument already. It doesn't fly. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 14:06, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
I think it does. This would be a clear example of a "double standard". Bob19842 (talk) 14:08, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
Feel free to nominate those articles for deletion. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 14:10, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
No, because I think they should exist, they do exist, as should List of convicted Jewish criminals. Bob19842 (talk) 14:13, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
It would be easy to find valid sources for the topic of "Jewish actors" and "Spanish painters". What is your source for the topic of "Jewish criminals"? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 14:15, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
Multiple independent sources will be sufficient. Bob19842 (talk) 14:16, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
Find even one that's usable, i.e. that isn't a hate-group source. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 14:21, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/madoff/20090629sentencingtranscriptcorrected.pdf Bob19842 (talk) 14:31, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
To save my having to read that megillah, tell me which page or pages it talks about Madoff being a Jewish criminal. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 14:40, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
I think we should save it for the Deletion review. NawlinWiki has apparently blocked me from his talk page so I will start a discussion there. Bob19842 (talk) 14:52, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
You got nothin'. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 14:59, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I don't see anything in either the protection log for NawlinWiki's page, nor his comments on the encyclopedia that block you from editing his page. Am I missing something? If not, would you like to retract that? Syrthiss (talk) 14:56, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

I will certainly retract that if it is not true. But my edits are being denied as "unconstructive". Bob19842 (talk) 14:57, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
Oh it's working now. I retract my statement that he blocked me. Bob19842 (talk) 15:02, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
Your edits were being erroneously blocked by an edit filter designed to stop a particularly abusive vandal[10]. Knowing very little about how they work, I have no idea why the edit filter started and stopped being triggered. —DoRD (talk) 15:32, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
Where's your source that defines Madoff as a "Jewish criminal"? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 15:03, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
[11] Bob19842 (talk) 15:05, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
I don't know if that would pass reliable-source muster, but it's an interesting piece. He's being labeled as a Jew who has brought shame upon Judaism. Fair enough. Now, who else are you going to put on the list, and where are the sources? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 15:09, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
How about the Rosenbergs? Bob19842 (talk) 18:52, 12 April 2011 (UTC)[12] Bob19842 (talk) 19:44, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
That seems to me to close the discussion. Kittybrewster 08:08, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
Acually I think the arguments there have been addressed here so it would seem sensible to revisit the question and see what people think, which is reasonable after 5 years. Bob19842 (talk) 12:51, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
OK. Go for Deletion review. Good luck. Kittybrewster 12:57, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
Already there [13] Bob19842 (talk) 12:59, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Murray MacLehose, Baron MacLehose of Beoch[edit]

Hi. I shall be glad if you can join the discussion of the requested move of the article title of Murray MacLehose, of which you may be interested. --Clithering (talk) 14:08, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Monckton of Brenchley[edit]

You sure? --Thepm (talk) 08:11, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Certain. Kittybrewster 08:15, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
OK, but it seems a bit inflammatory. I'm assuming that you can demonstrate;
  1. That Lord Monckton himself edited the page.
  2. That he pretended to be someone else while he did it.
No need to respond. If you're confident you can demonstrate those two points to be true to an impartial observer, then all is good. If you'e less than 100% confident that you can demonstrate both of those two points to be true then I recommend you amend your post. best --Thepm (talk) 08:23, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
From memory, the IP address was found to be from the area in which his house in Scotland is. Kittybrewster 08:28, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
That's hardly conclusive. --Thepm (talk) 08:37, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
On its own, no. I am searching the history. _ Paid hack!
See the talk archives. Kittybrewster 08:43, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Do you mean this? It still doesn't seem very conclusive to me. The comment at the time was that "the IP address geolocates to the Glasgow area, which is of course not far from Monckton's estate." Glasgow is also home to several other people. --Thepm (talk) 08:53, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Bottom item. [14]. He refers to himself as "he". Kittybrewster 15:36, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

List of fox hunts in the United Kingdom[edit]

Hi there,

I notice you removed a couple of hunts from the list at List of fox hunts in the United Kingdom, but without explanation, and they do both appear in the sources, so I have reverted the change. If you have alterative sources which indicate the closure of these packs, would you mind sharing them on the article talk page?

Regards, OwainDavies (about)(talk) edited at 08:11, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

Sorry. they are both in scotland rather than england. Kittybrewster 09:16, 19 April 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for that, can see the duplication now, but it didn't have an edit summary, so it was hard to tell the reason. Thanks for clarifying. OwainDavies (about)(talk) edited at 14:39, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

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Question??[edit]

Can you remember the name of a house I edited a few months ago (I think you started the page), It was able to be drastically altered into a golf club or something because it had somehow slipped through the grading and listing net - I have a feeling it was somehow connected with your Arbuthnots. I'm sure it was "something Court", but I can't find any courts in my edits. Thanks. Giacomo Returned 10:11, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Cowarth Park. Kittybrewster 10:30, 20 April 2011 (UTC)
Aha yes, Coworth House so it was. Thank you, I thoght that was a very mysterious thing how that was ungraded like that and allowed to be so altered and developed. I wanted to refer to it elsewhere. Thank you. Giacomo Returned 10:33, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Paranormal places[edit]

Proposed merge of Category:Reportedly haunted locations into Category:Paranormal places. Please see Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2011_April_24#Category:Reportedly_haunted_locations. Simply south...... trying to improve for 5 years 16:12, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Alexander Leslie-Melville, 7th Earl of Leven[edit]

You listed the move of this article at WP:RM as uncontroversial and I queried how it was uncontroversial. I realise since then that an admin you'd previously asked to make the move has made it but I would still like to know why you think this was uncontroversial and so not deserving of a full discussion. It may simply be my lack of knowledge of the subject but the online references (the only references in the article) seem to suggest they are the 9th. I've already asked the movng admin and their arguement for moving, while sensible, doesn't convince me that this was uncontroversial and so not worthy of a full discussion, hence I thought I'd ask you. Dpmuk (talk) 08:20, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

The Alexander in question was the son of his father. To be consistent amongst the articles for his father, brother, heir, etc and the family Earl of Leven we need consistent numbering. Cracrofts is actually out of line and includes the de jure countesses as if they were Earls (very modern). Kittybrewster 08:30, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
I hadn't realised that when Choess said consistency they meant with father's etc rather than with other cases. In that case it's at the right title for now. Still think this needs something done about it as it's potentially confusing to readers that the only references given them as the 9th. Maybe reference the offline sources that give it as 7th and then have a footnote explaing the difference? Dpmuk (talk) 09:24, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
Happy that that be done but maybe in the talk page of Earl of Leven? The problem f..l..o..w..s. But to my mind the 9th Earl was John. Kittybrewster 09:27, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
Revoke, It is in the lede under Earl of Leven. Kittybrewster 09:29, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
Still think a footnote on the atual page would be useful as not everyone looking at the page and the references will look at Earl of Leven. Will add one later if I get the chance. Dpmuk (talk) 11:08, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
No problem. Kittybrewster 11:50, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
I have uploaded a draft. Kittybrewster 12:19, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
thanks for cleaning up that mess, as you saw i was confused by the sources, but punted on the solution. Slowking4 (talk) 19:47, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Frank Mitchell (cricketer, born 1878)[edit]

Hi. I've seen you pop by WP:CRIC everynow and again enquiring about nobel cricketers, so I thought you might be able to help with this chap. Frank Mitchell was a member of the Order of the Garter, serving as secretary of it. I have no idea about that as a subject, maybe you do? Thanks. AssociateAffiliate (talk) 13:06, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

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Earl of Surrey[edit]

Thanks! Swanny18 (talk) 15:10, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Wink.Tibetan Prayer 13:59, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Superb graphics. Kittybrewster 14:11, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

What, the signature or user page design? Thanks. I tried to get the maroon and gold of the robes worn by the Tibetan monks.. The gold talk page link looks mystical and eastern so what the heck! Of course Tibet is naturally stunning anyway! Don't know about you but bright colours and stunning scenery make me function better. Just like having nice photos in articles which would otherwise by rather bland...Tibetan Prayer 14:47, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Love your pictures. Never been to Tibet. i don't find your text is a good colour for my eyes. Kittybrewster 14:58, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, its probably a bit too bright and the gold not bold enough on my talk page. I'll look into something..Tibetan Prayer 15:10, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Good luck. If Tibetans use luck. Kittybrewster 15:13, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Autopatrolled#User:Kittybrewster[edit]

This request seems to have been initiated by a bot. It'd help if you commented personally.   Will Beback  talk  05:59, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

What is least bother for others? Kittybrewster 10:10, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
I suppose you could go to the listed page and say whether or not you support the bot's request. Or you could do nothing - at this point if nothing more is done the request will close without action.   Will Beback  talk  20:03, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Quick question[edit]

Hi! This edit has me slightly puzzled. I see Lord McNally listed on the page you link to, but it is unclear to me what the relationship is to his biography.--Jimbo Wales (talk) 12:42, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

According to the person who referred me to it, it shows confused and muddled thinking on Lord McNally's part. It certainly show it on the MoJ's part but that may not be relevant. Kittybrewster 12:53, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Amy Winehouse[edit]

Hi, I added it to the Arts and Culture section about five minutes ago. TheRetroGuy (talk) 16:56, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

No worries, somebody's done it. Will also add it to 2011 in the United Kingdom. Cheers TheRetroGuy (talk) 17:04, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
Please add Lucien Freud, artist, to both. Kittybrewster 17:08, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Someone beat me to the Arts and Culture section, but I've added him to the other page. Cheers TheRetroGuy (talk) 17:14, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

Userfied pages[edit]

Per your email request, I have userfied the following (with the corresponding talk pages):

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First five have now been copied to Familypedia (as the user requested by email) with standard page names but little else changed. The sixth one is at http://familypedia.wikia.com/wiki/Henry_Thomas_Arbuthnot_%281834-1919%29. Robin Patterson (talk) 05:07, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

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Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Reportedly haunted locations in the United States[edit]

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Robert Arbuthnot[edit]

Hard to be sure, but I think the answer is "probably not". The claim that he had been was definitely widespread during his later life (1820s-1840s). However, it disappeared later, isn't in any of the more modern references, and isn't supported by the Waterloo-specific books - all point towards it being an early mistake. Shimgray | talk | 12:37, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

The ODNB has the author down as Sir Alexander John Arbuthnot (1822–1907), contributor of 30 articles to the DNB (though only two on his namesakes). They're the only contributor of that name recorded.
As to where RA was in 1815, as far as I can tell he had a captaincy in the 20th Light Dragoons, and they don't seem to have been present at Waterloo - he may well have been with them at the time. Shimgray | talk | 12:59, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Rodney Harvey[edit]

Hi. I have reverted your edit to the Rodney Harvey article yet again because you keep removing the word "tragically" from the cite video template without giving an explanation as to why. I am assuming you have removed the word because it is POV in nature, but the word itself is not featured in the article to describe anything and as far as I know, we should not alter the names of sources to omit words even if they do not belong in the encyclopedia. If you have further issue with this, please let me know on my talk page or open up a discussion on the article talk page. Thanks. Pinkadelica 05:48, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

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Desmond FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin[edit]

I'm just posting this here because it seems like the sort of thing you'd know about, or be interested in. I posted as well to Wikiproject Peerage and Baronetage, and to the talk page of the article.

A few weeks ago, just as part of random work, I had posted on the talk page about some questionable claims about this title being recognized by the Irish government. As the Knight has regrettably passed away yesterday, and he is, as I understand it, the last of his line, the last Black Knight, it would be lovely if the article could be improved.

I don't know the rules of succession for these unusual traditional knighthoods ("created by the Earls of Desmond, acting as Earls Palatine, for their kinsmen"), but sources seem to suggest that it won't pass to some other branch of the family, though surely after 29 generations such branches do exist.--Jimbo Wales (talk) 14:13, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Poll on ArbCom resolution - Ireland article names[edit]

There is a poll taking place here on whether or not to extend the ArbCom binding resolution, which says there may be no page move discussions for Ireland,Republic of Ireland or Ireland (disambiguation), for a further two years. Fmph (talk) 21:31, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Edward Davenport (fraudster)[edit]

Hi Kitty, I noticed that you moved this page to its current title today. I'm concerned that the new title represents a breach of WP:BLP and WP:NPOV. The article contains only one, two-sentence paragraph concerning his fraud conviction, and devotes most of its bulk to his work as a property developer; the sources in the article also suggests that this (together with his hedonistic lifestyle) is the activity for which he is best-known. I strongly support moving it back, and have started a discussion on the talkpage to address the issue. Cheers, Yunshui (talk) 13:16, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Would you like to maybe join the discussion before arbitrarily relocating the article back to a POV title? Yunshui (talk) 14:01, 5 October 2011 (UTC)
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Lord Ned[edit]

Preferable doesn't come into it. Its about verifiability. The google search shows plenty of hits. If you don't like the Mirror then choose one of the others, Guardian, Metro, PropertyWeek, etc etc. Does anyone actually use his 'proper' name/title? Fmph (talk) 13:38, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

davenporttrust.com and 33portlandplace.com and "self-styled" don't count. Kittybrewster 14:33, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Plenty of others to choose from. Fmph (talk) 14:39, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Telegraph doesnt support the contentions.Kittybrewster 16:14, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Mirror does. Mail does. Guardian does. et al Fmph (talk) 17:00, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Mirror says "self-styled peer". Won't do. Kittybrewster 17:43, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Mail says "self-styled Lord". Won't do. Kittybrewster 17:43, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Guardian says "self-styled Lord". Won't do. Kittybrewster 17:43, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Yes they will. They're all fine. Fmph (talk) 21:57, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
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Jimbo disagrees with you, Fmph. On BLP Noticeboard. Kittybrewster 23:18, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Aren't you perhaps paraphrasing what he actually said? He doesn't disagree with me because he hasn't discussed whether the sources support the content. He just doesn't like the content. Which is a very valid POV. Fmph (talk) 07:07, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

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Baroness Trumpington Jewish?[edit]

Hello. You added a [[Category:English Jews]] entry to the Jean Barker, Baroness Trumpington article on 7 February 2007. Someone has just removed that category. I did not restore it because I know nothing about her beliefs. Can you provide a citation to show she is Jewish? — O'Dea (talk) 21:59, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

it is correct; I will look for a citation. The Lord King stuff is trivia at best and fails BLP. Kittybrewster 11:21, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
There is nothing at the Desert Island Discs citation you have given to support the proposition that Trumpington is an English Jew, as the category addition claims. — O'Dea (talk) 19:33, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
I was listening on 25 Nov 1990. Kittybrewster 21:14, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
Wikipedia needs a proper citation. Your 21-year-old personal witness falls under the heading of original research which is forbidden by Wikipedia. I have found nothing online to indicate that the Baroness is Jewish. Can you provide a valid citation, please? — O'Dea (talk) 16:44, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
Normally, audio sources that have been broadcast by a reputable organisation are fine per Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources. You should provide date of transmission and other relevant details in the reference. For a claim about a living person, some people will prefer a source that they can check more easily, e.g. online or in print, and that should be provided where possible. But it is not a requirement. If the broadcast version of the programme includes mention of their religion, in the tightly timed and even tighter edited environment of Desert Island Discs (they don't even play the "discs" in full), you can definitely assume it's significant in their life, either to the positive or negative. Kittybrewster 18:34, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
But none of this can be confirmed. Anyone can claim anything at all about a broadcast from decades ago if no copy of the transmission is easily available for independent validation. I could just as easily claim I heard her say on Parkinson that she had converted to Buddhism, and stick a [[Category:English Buddhists]] in her article. — O'Dea (talk) 06:42, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
Why would you do that unless (1) it was true or (b) you are a vandal? Or I ... and me. WP:AGF. Incidentally she smokes too much but that is trivia and unencyclopedic. Once when she said Balls in the HofL, it appeared in Hansard as Nonsense. Kittybrewster 13:00, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
Kittybrewster, I have no idea of the noble lady is Jewish or not (personally, I think all these religious tags are rather unnecessary), however, as Wikipedia seems to love them, if it must have them, they must at least be correct. It's extremely unlikely that the "Jewishness" comes from the Campbell-Harris side of the family, so I sugest you trace the Robson side - I say this because I did once know a "Robson" whose grandfather was once once a Robowizxyski from Poland (or something similar from somewhere similar). I do have to say, that I don't like this - if she is Jewish, she's certainly not making a great song and dance about it, so what business is it of yours? My American great grandmother (I am told) belonged to some very odd and strange religion - and is doubtless buring in Hell because of it as we speak, but it does not have much bearing on me - does it? Giacomo Returned 19:03, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
She is. But I take most of your points. I imagine it is more difficult to research Robson genealogy than that of certain others; I myself had a great aunt who was a Christian Scientist and died on refusing a blood transfusion. I am looking in Hansard for confirmation but it isnt worth much of my time Kittybrewster 10:05, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
Kittybrewster, your last response is not very clear and you have wandered off the point. It is hard to assume good faith if you dodge the issue. I am not concerned by her smoking or swearing, but her religion, if any. Can you supply a robust citation or not? That is all I am asking. — O'Dea (talk) 23:38, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
A segue. Not yet, but I will. Kittybrewster 10:10, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Jean Barker, Baroness Trumpington[edit]

I have removed the category "English Jews" from this article for a reason: it is unverified and unsourced. Please do not add it back again without providing a reliable reference. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.46.16.241 (talk) 05:57, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

FreeBMD wikia?[edit]

Kitty, may I ask what you were meaning by "FreeBMD wikia" in your reply to my post on the Irish genealogy query? I'm quite interested in family history and have a lot of contacts. --TammyMoet (talk) 19:10, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

freebmd.co.uk is terrific at providing certain info for BMD in England & Wales. Wouldn't it be great if there were a similar project which covered the records in Ireland before 1923? It would involve a lot of volunteers. Kittybrewster 19:54, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
OIC. Are you familiar with Rootsweb? --TammyMoet (talk) 13:36, 25 November 2011 (UTC)
Yes indeed. Love their SSDI and Surname noticeboards. Kittybrewster 14:29, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

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Unilateral moves[edit]

Plaese can you stop moving articles where discussion has already resulted in a decision not to move. If you want to propose or re-propose controversial moves of articles, the place is WP:RM. Thanks, --Kotniski (talk) 10:59, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

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"Tragic death" &c.[edit]

Do you have (or could you make) a list of all the flowery death phrases you've run across? I dunno if you'll get consensus to add them to the typos list, but I'd be happy to add them to the list of search-and-replace phrases in my AWB, for what it's worth...—Chowbok 22:58, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

passed away > died; sadly died > died; tragically died > died; unfortunately died > died; currently lives/living > lives Kittybrewster 08:29, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
Added, thanks!—Chowbok 13:31, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

A baronet and a hereditary knight[edit]

I'm fairly sure that Sir George FitzGerald (Knight of Kerry) is wrongly named (came across him while stub-sorting)... as a baronets geek perhaps you could sort him out? (Or tell me he's just fine.) Thanks. PamD 09:03, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Wrong how? I would accept it as is. Kittybrewster 11:20, 22 December 2011 (UTC)
Well he doesn't seem to match any pattern at Knight of Kerry, and the other two who are also baronets are Adrian FitzGerald (no need to disambiguate, I suppose) and Peter George Fitzgerald, 19th Knight of Kerry ( no "sir", ordinal and no brackets, so they can't both be right). Isn't the "sir" only used when the full baronetal title is given? PamD 18:02, 22 December 2011 (UTC)
He wasn't included in the dab page at George FitzGerald (disambiguation), but is now! PamD 18:11, 22 December 2011 (UTC)
I am persuaded by your logic. Kittybrewster 18:14, 22 December 2011 (UTC)
But my logic only goes as far as "one of them is wrong", not how to fix it! I've added some missing links to the list at FitzGerald_Baronets#FitzGerald_Baronets.2C_of_Valencia_.281880.29, but I hope you can sort out the article title. PamD 18:28, 22 December 2011 (UTC)
They are now consistent with each other; notwithstanding that some are baronets, some are hereditary knights and some do not require disambiguation. Kittybrewster 12:17, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. I expanded a note re the succession at Sir George FitzGerald, 23rd Knight of Kerry, and hope I got the terminology right. Stub-sorting can lead me off in all sorts of interesting directions, though titles of baronets etc is an area I know to steer clear of! PamD 13:51, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Hereditary knights do not get "Sir", they simply get "Knight of Kerry" - Adrian is a baronet, so has the prefix. --Counter-revolutionary (talk) 14:42, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
Adrian is the only one I know. I stand corrected. Kittybrewster 16:42, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Baronet categories[edit]

Hallo my expert on all things baronet: an editor has removed Beckett, Edmund, 5th Baronet from Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe, and I'm not sure whether they were right to do so. He was 5th baronet before he was Baron, so I'd have thought he should stay in the category? What do you think?

But then I note that his papa Sir Edmund Beckett, 4th Baronet hasn't got a baronet category either, though perhaps that's just because he's rather a stub. The 3rd baronet is merely a redlink: the 1st and 2nd appear neatly in the Baronets category where one would expect to see them (though the 1st is an un-disambiguated Gervase Beckett). PamD 17:09, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Yes Tryde does that. I wouldn't enter into a battle with him. I think the "rule" would be "under what category would a reader be looking him up and why"? And Proteus has more knowledge than I do. The fact that an article is a stub is no excuse for them not being categorised Bart of UK. Kittybrewster 20:00, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

New cfds regarding "Old Fooians"[edit]

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Sir Henry Arthur Blake[edit]

In calling Sir Henry Arthur Blake, Sir Arthur, I was following one of the sources - The Telegraph? He seems to be called Sir Artur in a few sources. I've no idea why the confusion exists Rjm at sleepers (talk) 20:53, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Calvert-Jones[edit]

No luck in Who's Who in Australia, Kitty. It just says she has children of those names, but does not give their dates of birth (which I now realise Who's Who never does anyway, unless any of those children have entries in thier own right, which they don't). Sorry. -- ♬ Jack of Oz[your turn] 02:46, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

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Not fussed. Kittybrewster 15:44, 19 August 2012 (UTC)
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James Sassoon[edit]

Hi Kitty, regarding your request in May 2010 to have James Sassoon added to the Sassoon family tree, I've done that now.

Regards, — Hex (❝?!❞) 16:34, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Well done. Kittybrewster 16:58, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Titles[edit]

Can you help? User 94.65.32.228 has made changes to numerous pages stating that 'Peers aren't styled "Sir"'. You can see the list here [[16]].

I reverted those on a Douglas page before I saw this complete list. I am not at all sure that he is correct in what he is doing, but need some help in reviewing this. Shipsview (talk) 15:13, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Before mass-changes are made to pages, consensus should be sought and received on an appropriate project talk page. In this case I would suggest Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Peerage_and_Baronetage. Failure to do this causes chaos and is WRONG. To take an example Sir Geoffrey Howe was definitely known as Sir Geoffrey before he became Lord Howe. He doesn't lose his knighthood because he is promoted, although he no longer uses it. To take another, Julian Aylmer inherited his baronetcy simultaneously with his Barony. But he is both, notwithstanding he is known by one only. So you have my support in reverting 94.65. Kittybrewster 16:08, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

1st two by-elections[edit]

I can't find anything on the two first by-elections in the House of Lords. It seems that no by-election happened on the deaths of Myrtle Robertson, 11th Baroness Wharton and Henry Herbert, 7th Earl of Carnarvon. The only solution I can think of, is that David Lytton-Cobbold, 2nd Baron Cobbold and Roger Chorley, 2nd Baron Chorley were sole candidates. Any help would be appreciated.--94.65.35.192 (talk) 19:56, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

User:BrownHairedGirl will know. Kittybrewster 20:02, 24 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks!--94.65.35.192 (talk) 20:07, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

I understand that you want to contact TrogWoolley[edit]

Hi there! I understand that you want to contact me off wiki. You can contact me via http://s4.zetaboards.com/Radio4forum/index/ where I post as AmosBurke. ATB Trog --TrogWoolley (talk) 16:23, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Edward Poynter[edit]

Is File:Court and Ceremonial (PRA).jpg appropriate for Edward Poynter? I mean, is it him, or just a demonstration of the dress?--94.65.35.192 (talk) 20:11, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Possibly. Kittybrewster 21:32, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

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Lists of British officers[edit]

Greetings. I feel compelled to say that the new article you have started (List of Royal Navy rear admirals) is a particularly ambitious undertaking. You may know that I am slowly working on List of British Army full generals (help gratefully appreciated) and that comments have been made about the size of that task. I have no proper idea how many Royal Navy rear admirals there have been. Over 5,000 (possibly over 10,000) do you think? Greenshed (talk) 20:06, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Nothing wrong with ambitious; wikpedia itself was an ambitious undertaking. I don't think the numbers of those who merit a place in a list is important. (1) The rank has to be noteable and (2) the individual has to have come to the attention of a wikipedia contributor and (3) the chap has to have a wikipedia page or an independant ref. Kittybrewster 21:55, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
I was just a bid surprised that you did not pick off full admirals first. Greenshed (talk) 22:06, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
Fair comment. Kittybrewster 22:17, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Presumably you are limiting the list to those who retire at Rear Admiral - not those who go on to greater things? Shipsview (talk) 08:46, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Indeed. Kittybrewster 09:22, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
In the fullness of time might it not be a good idea to expand the list to include those who went on to higher rank? This would/will of course be a good deal easier once the Admiral of the Fleet, Admiral, and Vice-Admiral lists are complete. I assume at some point we will want to include dates of promotion to rear admirals in the article. If so adding in those who were subsequently promoted again would allow the reader to work out how many serving rear admirals there were at any one point in time. It is also worth noting that the List of British Army full generals includes those who made it to field marshal and the List of Royal Air Force air chief marshals includes those who went on to serve as marshals of the RAF. Greenshed (talk) 16:48, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
That would be for the community to decide. Kittybrewster 18:06, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of List of Royal Navy full admirals[edit]

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Hi. Take a look at List of senior officers of the Royal Navy - this already has most of the full admirals in it. I suggest you add your VADM and RADM lists to this page as see also's. Gbawden (talk) 09:04, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
I would support the re-creation of the List of Royal Navy full admirals article. The List of senior officers of the Royal Navy article is not a complete list of full admirals and as it focuses on appointments and not rank, it does not enable the reader to see how many full admirals were serving or in retirement at any one time. Also, we have a List of British Army full generals, a List of Royal Marines full generals and a List of Royal Air Force air chief marshals and so a List of Royal Navy full admirals would complete the set. Greenshed (talk) 20:45, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of List of British Army Major-generals[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of List of British Army Lt-generals[edit]

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Title/style confusion help[edit]

I don't know how to deal with this one: Talk:Andrew Lloyd Webber#Title/style confusion DBD 23:06, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Alexander Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton‎[edit]

I was a little confused by your edits today to Alexander Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton‎. According to William Cochrane, 1st Earl of Dundonald, Margaret who married the 9th Earl was daughter, not grand-daughter, of William Cochrane, 1st Earl of Dundonald. Which article is wrong? (It would have been much less confusing if the Scottish nobility had not been in the habit of using the same name for numerous succeeding generations; this certainly caused some of the earlier errors on Alexander Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton‎.) - David Biddulph (talk) 12:12, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

I agree your second point. burke's Peerage 107th Ed says Margt was dau of Wm C Lord C and granddaughter of Wm 1st e of D. Kittybrewster 12:18, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

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Help wanted, please[edit]

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David Dundas (disambiguation)
There is a horrible error in Wikipedia.
The baronet was the distinguished surgeon (1749-1826) who is written up at http://www.elliottdundas.freeserve.co.uk/internet/Dundas%20of%20Richmond,%20Surrey.htm
He was not the army general (1735?-1820) who was a Knight of the Bath and who has an entry in the Oxford DNB and whose biographical details are quite wrongly given at Sir David Dundas, 1st Baronet.
The entry for this army general can remain on a page of its own, after removal of any reference to him being a baronet and after removing the link from Dundas baronets at Dundas Baronets.

It probably needs a quick skim of the articles to make sure no facts have been accidentally placed in the wrong article. I'm sorry to trespass on your goodwill, but I can' think of anyone ore likely to have the sources to do the job properly and accurately. Guy (Help!) 16:02, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Looks like you have dealt with this? Or are there outstanding issues? Shipsview (talk) 17:41, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Issues are the Baronet's talk page, the picture copyright and the source. Thanks. Kittybrewster 18:13, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
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It looks like some pages meant to link to the General, actually link to te surgeon. I am going to fix that right now.--The Theosophist (talk) 10:49, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Gordon Duff[edit]

I'd like to see this article come to fruition, as he's just been appointed Principal of St Hilda's College, Oxford. Deb (talk) 14:51, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

I agree. Over to you. Kittybrewster 15:49, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

John Frederick Nelson photograph[edit]

Hi Kittybrewster,

My name is Bennett, and I work at Weber Shandwick UK on behalf of Lloyd's of London.

I noticed that you've uploaded the most recent photograph of John Frederick Nelson. Lloyd's is able to provide an image of John Frederick Nelson that is a bit less blurry and might look a bit better for the article. The photograph is courtesy of Lloyd's and they are happy for it to be used for this purpose.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you've any questions or concerns.

Best, Bennett

http://s12.postimg.org/6lts26f2l/Lloyds_John_Nelson_510x640.jpg --Btgolder (talk) 14:59, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Kitty, Many thanks for your speedy response! My company operates a strict policy whereby we are not to edit any Wikipedia pages in which we have a conflict, and as I'm working on behalf of Lloyd's, I was wondering if you could add in the new photograph on my behalf. Best, Bennett --Btgolder (talk) 15:15, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

I hate uploading photos I haven't taken. So I have asked User:JzG to do it. Kittybrewster 15:23, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Gotcha -- thanks Kittybrewster (and User:JzG)! -Bennett --Btgolder (talk) 15:59, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Bennett, could you please email the picture (or the link to it) to photosubmission@wikimedia.org with confirmation that you have authority from the rights owner to release it under the Creative Commons CC-By-SA 3.0 license (text here) or another compatible license as per this page? I know why Kittybrewster is reluctant to email images not his own, our image copyright rules are a constant source of puzzlement to article subjects - people always think that "I release this for Wikipedia" should be enough, but it's not, because of the way we permit our content to be re-used in turn. Guy (Help!) 18:53, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi JzG, thanks for the advice. I've submitted the photograph and confirmation to photosubmission@wikimedia.org. Thanks for your help. --199.4.27.122 (talk) 12:01, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Evelyn baronets[edit]

Hello! It's been a while. Could you clarify the identities of the portraits you added to Evelyn baronets? Your caption on the last of them says that the portrait is mislabeled but in fact none of the labels on the portraits match the captions you've given them.

Thanks, Choess (talk) 01:55, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

greetings indeed. The captions I have given them are correct according to Philip Mould regardless of the plates on the portraits. Kittybrewster 06:17, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Thomas Burdett (disambiguation)[edit]

Hello Kittybrewster, I am puzzled as to the difference between Sir Thomas Burdett, 1st Baronet of Bramcote and Sir Thomas Burdett, 1st Baronet of Dunmore. When you created the page Thomas Burdett (disambiguation), you added them as 2 separate people. However, when creating the page Sir Thomas Burdett, 1st Baronet of Dunmore (which I have since redirected), you just copied and pasted the content of Sir Thomas Burdett, 1st Baronet of Bramcote to the article. ??? ~ Anastasia (talk) 23:52, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

tomorrow I will revise both. Kittybrewster 23:58, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
I've already fixed the problem, I was just wondering about your reasons :) Thanks for all the work you do! ~ Anastasia (talk) 19:18, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

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Clarification motion[edit]

A case (The Troubles) in which you were involved has been modified by motion which changed the wording of the discretionary sanctions section to clarify that the scope applies to pages, not just articles. For the arbitration committee --S Philbrick(Talk) 21:04, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Self-styled non-British noblemen in the "Armorial Register"[edit]

Would you be so kind to have a look over there?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:The_Armorial_Register_Limited#Obviously_the_main_author_of_this_advertisement_is_the_one_who_should_read_more_precisely.

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Colin Campbell (colonial governor)[edit]

Some years ago I wrote an article on the Pettah of Ahmednagar. In checking the source in the article I noticed it mentioned a Colin Campbell who accompanied Wellington all the way to Waterloo.

Clearly the article Colin Campbell (colonial governor) is a biography on the man. I was going to copy edit it to put in a link to Pettah of Ahmednagar when I noticed that the dates were in the form "dd mmm. year" this is an unusual format and is usually an indication that the text is copied from somewhere.

On checking I found that much of the text is identical to the biography article "Campbell, Sir Colin" on page 142 of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, 1836-1850.

This can also be found online:

  • Buckner, Phillip (1988). "Campbell, Sir Colin". Dictionary of Canadian Biography 7. University of Toronto/Université Laval. 

The archive history shows that the article was created by you 22 September 2006 did you copy the text from an older source, or mistakenly from the 1988 copyright source? -- PBS (talk) 22:09, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

no idea', memory fades. Kittybrewster 23:01, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

You may be interested[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Robert Young (longevity claims researcher) (2nd nomination) EEng (talk) 01:49, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

British Generals[edit]

Are you still compiling a comprehensive list of British Generals? --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 23:39, 17 March 2015 (UTC)


There is a nice tranche of WWI images of British Generals at the Library of Congress Flickr Commons page. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 15:56, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

I am working on Edward Cecil Bethune

Can you find more biographical information on these two people:

General Scanlin circa 1915
General Sir H. B. Watkins in 1915