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Fundación Carlos Díaz Vélez[edit]

I am writing to you, in relation to the article: Fundación Carlos Díaz Vélez. All the information included in the page has no copyright and the data becomes from two different sources: from the autorities of the Foundation that told its history and beginnins and from its own estatute. It woul be a nice action of you if you take out the banner. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 181.114.224.246 (talk) 15:15, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

This one's for you.[edit]

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For building Wikipedia! Making it better place both to visit and to live in. Wikipedia is supposed to be fun

AfD-Related Notification[edit]

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Catholic Encyclopedia[edit]

Re some comments of yours at AfD, please note that Catholic Encyclopedia material is not copyright, the book being from 1913. Charles Matthews (talk) 21:57, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Taos Society of Artists[edit]

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Harvey Ellis[edit]

Many thanks for the kind words about the Harvey Ellis article! Cheers! -- Mwanner | Talk 23:27, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Articles for deletion/Stingray Sam[edit]

The Wikipedia article for the upcoming Cory McAbee's film Stingray Sam is nominated for deletion. Please contribute to the discussion.--DrWho42 (talk) 03:24, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

I had at no time hinted any sort of collusion and if I offended you, I apologize. My point was that your line of argument should ideally be avoided in deletion discussion and hence I referred you to the said guideline. LeaveSleaves talk 15:13, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Wa da ya think[edit]

about the reference here?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh_City-County_Building
Life is supposed to be interesting. But, this interesting?
Carptrash (talk) 02:42, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

I recently had a bit on contact with Alois Lang's grand (great-grand?) son but have not managed to squeeze anything out of him yet. It is interesting to note how many of these (our) sculptor's descendants (after skipping a generation or so) are looking around for what can be found about gramps. ThanksG was at the McDonalds as always, and was, as always an interesting event. And you? Carptrash (talk) 18:13, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

PS - you did notice the footnote/reference I put in on the Pittsburgh building? eeek

Hot Dog[edit]

I add a few citations to the Coney I-Lander article in case you want to assess.ChildofMidnight (talk) 22:17, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Beranek[edit]

Could you please have a look at my comments in the discussion pane of this article Leo Beranek. I do not want to change the article itself. 16:48, 29 November 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Livinus2nd (talkcontribs)

Rodan[edit]

Hi, it's not often that I'm entertained by an Edit summary, so I just wanted to tell you that I was amused by this one of yours. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 05:55, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Vi is off to Mexico[edit]

having shoulder surgery. Part of a long story that I won't launch into here. My head librarian had her baby and she and Wilder (that name is just asking for trouble) are back at work and we are trying to work out who needs to be where, when, etc. Life is supposed to be interesting. I now have to answer the phone every time that it rings, another change here. eek

Proposed deletion of List of biosphere reserves in Tanzania[edit]

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Deerfield Square[edit]

Hi, Lockley. I saw that at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Deerfield Square you said that the AfD notice on the article was malformed. That's because when a contributor uses Twinkle to create an AfD page, the notice automatically has a red link. I don't know why it does this, but I do know that if you want to fix the notice, all you have to do is make an edit on the article (Deerfield Square). You can make a null edit and the red link will automatically disappear. I have done that for this article here. Cheers, Cunard (talk) 06:33, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

that's good information, thank you so much -- --Lockley (talk) 06:35, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Yo . . ....dude.[edit]

Two years ago you made an edit to Francis Hatch Kimball. Did you - - can you see a reason why another architect's life and times should share the same page? The same article. Time marches on. eeeeek Carptrash (talk) 18:43, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Meanwhile[edit]

about that password??
Carptrash (talk) 04:47, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

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I could not stand it any more[edit]

that the so-called article for architectural sculpture here was simply a redirect to a really (opinion) smarmy piece Architectural sculpture in the United States, so I started a real article. No point in giving away the store, but you might want to add a thing or two, a reference, photo, something.

Or not.
I could respect that too.
Carptrash (talk) 06:23, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

John Collier (artist)[edit]

Well, as you asked, here's my reason. Disambiguation pages are for disambiguation. Nothing is ambiguous about John Collier (artist) until a second artist with the same name appears. People who type into search 'John Collier' get the disambiguation page; people who type in 'John Collier (artist)' know where they're going! Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:08, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

   Well said, except it sounds like Lockley wanted to use John Collier (artist) as a Dab page. If so, then whenever there is an artist John Collier with an article that keeps that title from having a WP:primary topic, the two will be dab'ed w/in (a section of) the John Collier Dab page. John Collier (artist) can't become an INCDAB, but it can (and perhaps should already be) a Rdr to the appropriate section of the existing Dab.
--Jerzyt 07:22, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Nice additions and clean-up[edit]

at Charles Follen McKim. Life is good. Carptrash (talk) 16:52, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Bauhaus[edit]

There seems to be a dispute over this edit that you made in 2007 to the article Bauhaus [[1]] in particular the line that reads: Meyer was also compromised by a sexual scandal involving one of his students, and Gropius fired him in 1930. - Was this a joke or a serious incident? I would appreciate your clarification. Thanks...Modernist (talk) 16:28, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

I appreciate your input and the good work you do here, thank you...Modernist (talk) 17:49, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
Can you provide a cite for the Meyer firing? It would be helpful, thanks again...Modernist (talk) 19:00, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Life is crazy[edit]

for another week, but it is always a good thing to see your name pop up. Carptrash (talk) 21:50, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Industrial design and Design Portal[edit]

I recently posted the following text on Wikipedia regarding the creation of a new Visual arts/Technology-related project in Wikipedia:

WikiProject Industrial design is a Wikipedian community that aims to better organize information in articles related to Industrial design (also called Product design).

  • If I'm cor-rec-to, there are about 900 articles on Industrial design in Wikipedia...
  • At least, it's more than for Typography, and there IS a Typography WikiProject...
  • And it's more than the Fashion WikiProject with 482 articles...
  • There is also an Urban studies and planning project and a Video games portal so...
  • Now you can also see a proposal for the Design Portal. (that portal would be for Industrial design AND Graphic design/Interior design)

Please support this initiative,
--  Alain  R 3 4 5 
Techno-Wiki-Geek
23:13, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Information.svg Hello Lockley! Thank you for your contributions. I am a bot alerting you that 3 of the articles that you created are tagged as Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons. The biographies of living persons policy requires that all personal or potentially controversial information be sourced. In addition, to ensure verifiability, all biographies should be based on reliable sources. If you were to bring these articles up to standards, it would greatly help us with the current 1,411 article backlog. Once the articles are adequately referenced, please remove the {{unreferencedBLP}} tag. Here is the list:

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Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 06:05, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't speak to robots. --Lockley (talk) 09:56, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Lokley, I appreciate it. I do feel strongly about this, probably too strongly. Like many (most) gay men of my generation who grew up in the 'States, I was forced to endure one of the "Christian" psychologists trying to make me straight. Leaves a very strong anger if not fury. Anyway, I will have to watch my "P's" and "Q's" - it is hard to strike the right note, especially on a topic which is bound to make me furious and some conservative Christians revengeful.Panthera germanicus (talk) 14:36, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

We talked[edit]

and this user was mentioned. Later, Carptrash (talk) 15:09, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

I just discovered[edit]

your article on Pablo O'Higgins. I had begun one myself but the stuff I'd gathered got lost in my big computer crash. Perhaps I'll try and at least add a few more citations. Oh yes, if you still have that user mentioned above bookmarked it is amazing how much time she spends on herself. Great spectator sport. Carptrash (talk) 15:16, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Herring Coe[edit]

It's funny that you would ask... yes I do know about Mr. Coe. I would say his greatest work in Beaumont would be the Jefferson County Courthouse. It has some amazing detail work. He also did the First National Bank Building. Detailed pictures of this building can be found at houstondeco.org. I'm not sure what other buildings he has done, but I know someone who will know... Regrothenberger (talk) 02:18, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Joseph Chaikov[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:02, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Charles Whittlesey (architect)[edit]

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that's dumb. the article plainly says the subject died in 1941, and it also provided a source. --Lockley (talk) 07:01, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Charles-Auguste Questel[edit]

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the bot is confused. nothing on the cited archinform page resembles the information posted on Charles-Auguste Questel -- nothing except the very name "Charles-Auguste Questel", which may have been unusual enough to trigger the robot alarm. Tag removed. Bot maintainer notified. Sigh. --Lockley (talk) 18:38, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Interested in wading into[edit]

the almost edit war at Jacob Epstein as to whether he is British, American-British, American, American born British or what ever? Didn't think so. Carptrash (talk) 17:33, 19 August 2010 (UTC) Wisw decision. Meanwhile Architectural sculpture is starting to look like a real article as opposed to a carptrash nightmare. I suspect that it is already better than the Architectural sculpture in the United States that it links to. Carptrash (talk) 17:51, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Botanical Garden of Brussels[edit]

Greetings. Do you have any sources for this article? Regards, P. D. Cook Talk to me! 22:49, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Minor edits[edit]

Good work in general, I've noticed you've started adding a bunch of much-needed content about Belgium. Thanks for that. I've also noticed that you mark almost every edit you make as minor; generally minor edits are only for correcting spelling or grammar mistakes or changing the formatting. If you add or remove any content, you should leave the edit marked as normal. Happy editing! Oreo Priest talk 08:19, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Maurice Ringot[edit]

Following your stricture on the Ringot article I have now changed it so that it no longer involves a "listing" and is in more of a prose style. I would be most grateful if you would caste your eye over the revised article and let me know if it now passes muster. I am of course most grateful for your comments and want to produce a satisfactory piece of work. Many thanksWeglinde (talk) 12:48, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Please also let me know whether I can now remove your commentWeglinde (talk) 12:49, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Maurice Ringot again[edit]

Thank you very much for your comments on my efforts. They are very much appreciated! The article looks much better now. Is it okay if I now remove the "cleanup" tag? Again many thanks for your intervention.Weglinde (talk) 07:09, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Maurice Ringot[edit]

Thank you again for your assistance.Weglinde (talk) 08:10, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Gaston Redon & César Franck[edit]

Just to say thanks for adding Redon's name to the Franck article. If you have an easily-to-hand reference for his friendship with Franck (I think we can take his execution of the sculpture as given), it might add to the mix. In any case, useful and interesting information - thanks again. Originalylem (talk) 01:13, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Yo dude[edit]

"Hi" from the Interim Library Director etc. Life. Is this what I signed up for? Carptrash (talk) 18:08, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

The Athenaeum Theatre in Paris[edit]

Hi editor Lockley. I noticed that you have made edits to the article on the French playwright Jean Giraudoux. I also noticed that you are interested in the arts. I have recently begun building an article on the Athenaeum Theatre. It is a wonderful building—one of the most beautiful in Paris.

I am looking for people who are interested in creating quality articles on the plays of Jean Giraudoux and related subjects. The Athenaeum Theatre is closely associated with Giraudoux. With your interest in architecture, I wondered if you just might be interested in contributing to this article.

Giraudoux is not a big enough subject to be a WikiProject; but all of 20th century French drama certainly would be. For a complete outline of my ideas on the subject, see my personal page Project on 20th century French drama. (Notice that several other Paris theatres are also mentioned in the project proposal.) If you are by any chance interested, drop me a note on that same personal page or on my talk page. Thank you for your time--Foobarnix (talk) 21:01, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

There is a note to you on my talk page --Foobarnix (talk) 07:34, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Pierre Renoir[edit]

According to IMDB Pierre Renoir died in 1952, so it seems unlikely he was director of the Athenaeum from 1951–1981. Could this be a different Pierre Renoir? It seems we need a citation for this. --Robert.Allen (talk) 01:56, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

List of demolished entertainment venues in Paris[edit]

Should the List of demolished entertainment venues in Paris include the Salle Ventadour in which the theatre interior was demolished and converted to offices? If we don't move to that list, somebody may think it is still a functioning theatre (unless they read the article). And shouldn't the Théâtre des Arts be included in demolished opera houses? When the Théâtre National was handed over to the Paris Opera in 1794, the theatre was remodeled, renamed, and used as an opera house until it was closed in 1820 for demolition. Also the Salle Louvois was used as an opera house in the 1820s by the Théâtre-Italien. Rossini was the director and many of his operas were produced there. It became quite popular. It was also demolished. --Robert.Allen (talk) 03:24, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Athenaeum and other theatres[edit]

Hi Lockley-- You and Robert.Allen have done some nice work on the Athenaeum and other theatres in Paris. You may notice that I have been tinkering with some of these same theatre pages. If I am bumping into your work, let me know and I will back off. You guys obviously know a lot more about the subject than me. Sometimes I just like to organize, add consistency, and neaten stuff up. I am busy adding to my list of French drama project ideas. Kudos to you both.--Foobarnix (talk) 10:13, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

French drama additions[edit]

Hi Lockley. Do not worry about removing stub tags. I think your rule of thumb is probably correct. Go ahead and delete them when your judgement says to. I was not sure if I should be including them anyway. I guess I did so in an excess of caution—I am still scoping out the Wikipedia culture and practices.

Do you think there are any Paris theatres that I left out of my list of Closely related articles? I particularly want to someday address the close historical and artistic connections between these theatres (particularly the Athenaeum ), Giraudoux, Louis Jouvet, and French drama in the interwar years in general.

I am mostly done with my (but mine no longer when I hit that Save button!) Ondine article (probably needs pruning) and am going to start work on Maurice Valency. Best to you--Foobarnix (talk) 22:36, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Just got an email[edit]

from Emil Siebern's niece. Not much new info, but the stuff about the lawsuit against Charles Niehaus might be fun. Also the Black Hand trying to burn his house down. Not all that relevant, but good gossip value, and isn't that what history is really about? Carptrash (talk) 17:47, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Life is pretty busy, getting ready for winter, which I know will come tho it is still pretty warm in the days. Châteauesque has been bugging me for a while so I just decided to leap into it. Thanks for lossing our the red architect. I was wondering about him but was still assuming "good faith." Silly me. I'm at work - later. Carptrash (talk) 17:04, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Willie Mount[edit]

Hi, it's sourced that she's worked as a businesswoman, so I wonder why you removed the category? You left no edit summary as an explanation. Hekerui (talk) 08:43, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Edmond Thomas Quinn[edit]

Got a cite that he committed suicide? Beyond My Ken (talk) 03:45, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Yup. Duly cited. --Lockley (talk) 04:11, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

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a side note[edit]

Vi is out of the hospital. Did I mention that she was in? Carptrash (talk) 00:10, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Autopatrolled[edit]

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  • How come you're so special? Carptrash (talk) 22:14, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
    • Lockley was on a list of users who are prolific articles creators who could potentially have this userright. You also have the same userright, Carptrash. ;) Acalamari 22:24, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Ah . .... I see. So, . ... I'm special too? Carptrash (talk) 22:38, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Theatres[edit]

User:Foobarnix suggested I should write to say that I've been working on Category:Lists of operas by composer which note many historic European theatres. Ideally I hope they will link to articles about the buildings. May I consult you about gaps in coverage of important venues? Best regards. --Kleinzach 02:39, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Opéra de Lille[edit]

Thanks you so much for creating this! I was getting so tired of seeing the red link everywhere. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 12:10, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

hi Voceditenore, aw, of course you're welcome, and I'm glad you noticed it! all best to you & happy editing. --Lockley (talk) 17:28, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

Van Vandegrift[edit]

Hey, I noticed u edited our CEOs profile on October 1, 2010. Thank you so much. I was wondering if I could get you to fix an error that was there. His birthdate is actually 1969 as shown in the very bottom of the page (1969 births). However at the box at the right, it lists it as 1959. Also his name should be Van, not Van (John). I see you are a large contributor, so if you could make those 2 changes, that would be great. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jkarapetian (talkcontribs) 04:55, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Did you happen to notice[edit]

that Pioneer Woman is the featured (ie, with photo) DYK article on the Main Page?
Oh. You didn't, well . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............. Carptrash (talk) 01:13, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Ouch. Sorry to hear about your mother, it's been Vi who is not all that well here. Tho no strokes. I got into my Pioneer women blog, wrote a piece there that will be pretty much verbatim here and I'll let someone else worry about removing opinion and original research. Gives those types something to do. I too am working on a Gordon piece, but damn if I can remember it a 2 am. Later, Carptrash (talk) 08:03, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

The only starved on my mind right now is me. And I intend to work on that before anything else. Carptrash (talk) 08:21, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Category:American alumni of the École des Beaux-Arts[edit]

I'm curious why you created this category. I know of no other division of alumni categories by nationality, and unless the school segregates in some way, it seems that nationality and school attended would be an irrelevant intersection. postdlf (talk) 22:15, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Here's why it makes sense to me. The cadre of American artists and architects coming out of the Ecole and back to the U.S., beginning with Richard Morris Hunt in 1846, had a profound effect on American standards of professionalism and craft. It was the best education available in the world. That group more or less composed a single extended social network and more or less created what people these days call the American Renaissance. In my opinion it's a natural and meaningful category. Lockley (talk) 22:55, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
A good clarification---James R (talk) 18 Apr 2011
This is a useful category to have. I'm using it already. Carptrash (talk) 01:34, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Invitation to take part in a study[edit]

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System D and Tuchman[edit]

Hi, in Oct last year you removed the reference to Tuchman's book "The Guns of August" as "not supported by source". It is indeed in the source on page 394 but the wording could perhaps be adjusted. Could you please enlighten me? V29 (talk) 20:44, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Of course. I removed this sentence: "In The Guns of August, Barbara Tuchman uses the term to describe the normal operation of the French military in the beginning of WW1." To me that's way too broad, and could be seen as insulting. Tuchman does use the term. She was describing one specific hasty repositioning of two reserve divisions, not the whole conduct of the war. --Lockley (talk) 06:42, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

If you have time[edit]

Some time ago, you did a huge and very nice gesture checking the article “Ethereal being” and removing the copy-edit Tag. This article has been improved the last six months until few days ago some user(s) messed it and filled it with tags. Would be possible you check again the copy-edit issue, and remove the tag if seems ok to you? Ah, you may find strange the article, that’s because, after that, other user downsized all the images (not the ideal, but he said that were wp rules… kind of, I think). If you are too busy, don’t worry, I absolutely understand, Thanks anyway.

Hi Lockley, sorry I have forgot one other thing (if it is not too much asking). I started a stub to French philosopher Jean Chevalier, do you know who could have the expertise to expand his biography? Best, Hour of Angels (talk) 17:16, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi there Lockley. Sorry take so long for appropriately replying you, I think I owe you a right expression of gratitude. So, I just would like to thank you for your assistance in “Jean Chevalier”. In fact I asked for others favors too, but of course, I appreciated anyway what you could to do. And specifically I’d like thank you for your words of encouragement made in that occasion (meant a lot of difference to me)and your frank sympathy. All best, Hour of Angels (talk) 15:08, 18 June 2011 (UTC).

New Labor Template[edit]

I think the new labor template is a very positive addition. Thanks. Richard Myers (talk) 11:22, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

St. Louis streetcar strike of 1900[edit]

What a great idea for an article! I had read of it several times, but never thought to make an article of it. Nice job. poroubalous (talk) 15:15, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

thanks, Poroubalous! --Lockley (talk) 19:12, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

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Labor detectives[edit]

Charlie Siringo and James McParland would seem to fit. best wishes, Richard Myers (talk) 06:53, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

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New Category: American silent feature films[edit]

Hi Lockley, that's a great new feature started in the categorys of American silent films. Is that a bot or are you actually going through your paces linking up each film. While I'm not keen on too many categories, this new one sorts out 'features' from 'shorts' such as two-reelers and also 'serials' which are several films in one. Again great initiative . I don't know what's to happen to the old "American silent films" category, should we keep it as a supplementary category or do away with it. Also are you good with uploading film poster? I ask because of my bungling with The Barrier, a marvelous French release poster of this lost silent film. Thanks much again. Koplimek (talk) 16:48, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

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   Great, tnx, but since you're online, tell me about John Collier, above, which somehow caught my eye: was your concern about others of that name in the arts? It seems to me perhaps "(artist)" is too vague for him; do you mind commenting?
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John Collier II[edit]

In fact, i've added to #John Collier (artist) above, in that regard.
--Jerzyt 07:23, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Jerzy, I'll bow to your opinion here. It's 18 months later, and my only observation is that "John Collier (painter)" would be a more accurate and helpful name for "John Collier (artist)". Frankly, I don't remember what the original issue was! --Lockley (talk) 07:33, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Blue Jeans (1917 film)[edit]

  • I saw you split this off, but now its marked as unreferenced. Tears.--Milowenthasspoken 23:08, 22 December 2011 (UTC)
Milowent, if that's the worst thing that happens today, we're in good shape. Cheers. --Lockley (talk) 23:17, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

William Desmond Taylor edits[edit]

I'm doubtful about the 21 December 2011 edits made to William_Desmond_Taylor. I have seen no contemporary evidence that Taylor directed A Soul Astray, A Story of Little Italy, The Son of Thomas Gray, The Beggar Child, The Song of the Sea Shell, or A Slice of Life. Taylor's film career is fairly well documented, and I have seen nothing to indicate that he worked for American Film until 1915. IMDB is very unreliable. According to scholarly U.C. Santa Barbara web site http://www.filmandmedia.ucsb.edu/flyinga , A Soul Astray was directed by Thomas Ricketts; A Story of Little Italy and The Son of Thomas Gray were directed by Lorimer Johnston; The Beggar Child, The Song of the Sea Shell and A Slice of Life were directed by Henry Otto; Even if Taylor did direct those films (which I doubt), what makes them "notable"? They were not feature films and made no impact, then or afterward. If they are listed, then I suggest the "notable" adjective be deleted. Pikabruce (talk) 17:15, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

I've responded on the talk page for that article. --Lockley (talk) 20:14, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

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You are the best[edit]

and I still have not heard back from Nick. Life. What a place to live. Carptrash (talk) 01:23, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Your voice, even in written form is the breath of life. No need to move anything, tho I'd like to keep the "Why the World Needs This Book" pages too, if possible. That was your doing but I use it as my webpage (when asked) a lot. SOme one has done a self-published book on Padducci that looks like .... it does not make sense. Someone I know has ordered it, I am quite interested to learn what it is. KM Oswald Hoepfner's grandkids have appeared - turns out that we more or less missed Hoepfner, who I think was a modeler in Perth Amboy for Ricci and/or Donnelley. Things - little things - are happening again. Carptrash (talk) 16:32, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

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I did not know[edit]

that Morley was connected with the Fisher Theater. Gadzoooks, it is a small world. The Morley house in Santa Fe is one of the original Pueblo Revival events, now surrounded by an 8 foot (give or take) wall. Morley's efforts as a spy in Central America during WWI is another odd moment. I received a disc in the mail, a friend is looking at it for me. Life here is even more intense than normal.

Category:Burials at Père Lachaise Cemetery[edit]

What source are you using? I'd like to mention where Rosalie Duthé is buried in the main text. Green Cardamom (talk) 01:19, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

here is one of many sources: http://www.appl-lachaise.net/appl/article.php3?id_article=940 Looks like she's in the 9th division. --Lockley (talk) 01:22, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. Green Cardamom (talk) 01:32, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Willi Münzenberg[edit]

“Barred from entering Britain after the mock trail, Münzenberg toured...” In fact he had already been barred from entering Britain before the mock trial − that's why Otto Katz did the work there. Furthermore he lived in unmarried union with Babette Gross since the early 1920s. ----84.167.170.182 (talk) 12:15, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

I understand. The cited source uses the phrase "refused entry into Britain for the mock Reichstag Fire Trial", which I took to mean "because of" the trial. I'll fix that word. --Lockley (talk) 20:00, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
Trail or trial? It looks like a bit too superficial work. The British denial to permit him entering the country had to do absolutely nothing with the mock trial. He had been a renowned Communist and his congresses against imperialism in the 1920s might have been reason enough. ----130.83.12.163 (talk) 18:54, 22 May 2012 (UTC)
Okay, 130.83.12.163. I'll fix the typographical error you've pointed out. The rest of the phrasing of my contribution is already consistent both with the cited source and with your point. --Lockley (talk) 19:38, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

Recently (yesterday)[edit]

a kindly but knowledgeable wikipedian made us a map of all the architectural sculpture in the US - after I supplied him with all the zip codes. I plan on posting it somewhere here (wikipedia) and will let you know when it happens. It might look nice on our web site too. Life is . . . . . . . . . . . ....... complex. Carptrash (talk) 20:40, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

oh, that's great! when it appears (or when you send it over) I'll be glad to post it on our little web site. I've also been thinking about starting a Facebook group on the topic, as a place for friendly conversation & questions & stuff like that. What do you think? --Lockley (talk) 20:49, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
I'm at work, and am not paid to think, but yeah, it all feels great. (Librarians operate mostly on feelings) When I get home I'll post and send the maps, and since HI and AK are seperate maps with little to show the Lower 48should do the trick. It looks great, tho I have not had the time to really enjoy it. Carptrash (talk) 20:53, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Come to think of it, I believe the map was sent to our embudo email address, so feel free to stop by. Carptrash (talk) 20:55, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

found it! that's a very good map! --Lockley (talk) 21:49, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
It was from User talk:Magog the Ogre and I am trying to find out how/if he wants to be credited. Wanna give it a try? He (I assume) might like to hear from you anyway. It was a very sweet move - for an ogre anyway. Carptrash (talk) 22:38, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

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Whoa, Wow, Hi[edit]

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I recently (3 minutes ago)[edit]

tried to log on to Arch Sculpt Guide and/or the data base to add or check on what we have (if anything) for Alverno College and got "Can't find server" for both. Any ideas? Carptrash (talk) 18:04, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

our friend Nick had server trouble earlier today, which is now resolved. And we have nothing on Alverno College in the db. Any good stuff there? --Lockley (talk) 00:02, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Yes, our man CP. One of the things of his that I've visited and shot slides of, but . . . ................... But will try and get to tomorrow. Now it's off to Pathetics practice. Damn. Still no article. Carptrash (talk) 00:35, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

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Convict Leasing[edit]

Hello Lockley. Thanks for the edit regarding the Selma Rome & Dalton Railroad reference within the convict leasing article. I think that there is still a problem in that the article includes a link to a Georgia and Alabama Railroad article that includes the statement: "The Georgia & Alabama railroad began operation on June 1, 1989..." Thus, it can't be the convict-lease-era Georgia & Alabama railroad, given the start date of 1989. (I was not sure if this comment should be on my talk page, your talk page, or the article talk page. Please let me know if I have responded inappropriately. Thanks. Cycloneta (talk) 04:09, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Lake Altoona (Wisconsin)[edit]

Hi-Lake Altoona is a reservior in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. There is a request for an article at WikiProject Wisconsin. It is one of the major reserviors in Wisconsin. I don't know if you would be interested in doing an article. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 13:38, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

Thank you-RFD (talk) 18:12, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
Again many thanks for starting the Lake Altoona article. There is another reservior in the same area-Lake Eau Claire and I believe was created at the same time Lake Altoona was created. You might be interested in doing an article about Lake Eau Claire. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 21:29, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Infoboxes[edit]

Lockely, I like all the new dam articles you have been making, particularly List of United States Bureau of Reclamation dams which is a great overview to what they did in the west. I am curious though if you wouldn't mind adding Template:Infobox dam to anymore new articles you make. It will save an editor time later if they expand the article and you can plus the coordinates in for a map which can add context to an article w/o an image. Thanks.--NortyNort (Holla) 18:52, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

A good thing about the infobox is that it will expand just as much as the info in it, even if it is a little. Great idea on the use, I thought we had everything in there. Most lists of dams include the uses and the infobox should too. I will get to it in a week or so and can update articles too. I will finally have some free time here shortly.--NortyNort (Holla) 00:01, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Wisconsin Barnstar[edit]

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Lake Eau Claire[edit]

Hi-I have another request. Lake Eau Claire is a reservoir in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin and it is connected to Lake Altoona. Lake Eau Claire has an hydroelectric dam. Would you be interested in starting an article please? Many thanks for your work on Wikipedia and for doing the Lake Altoona article.RFD (talk) 12:14, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Many thanks-RFD (talk) 20:43, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Lake Neshonoc-West Salem, Wisconsin[edit]

Hi-I remember Lake Neshonoc in La Crosse County, Wisconsin near West Salem has a dam. I think it was built during the administration of President Franklin Roosevelt. I thought you may be interested. Thanks-RFD (talk) 12:07, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

When I hit this link[edit]

[2] nothing happens. Any theories? Carptrash (talk) 14:14, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Unreferenced towns[edit]

You have been adding the 'unreferenced' tag to a number of articles about Spanish towns that are in my watchlist. I'd like to know if those actions mean something like I doubt that this town really exists and I will remove the page if it is not proven with a reference, or if it's more like This article doesn't have references and it would be nice to add a few, or what other interpretation is more exact. Thank you. Jotamar (talk) 16:27, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Lake Neshonoc-West Slaem, Wisconsin[edit]

Hi-Another request for an article. Lake Neshonoc near West Salem, Wisconsin. It is a lake with a dam. the writer Hamlin Garland grew up near there and was buried at Neshonoc Cemetery which is near Lake Neshonoc. Thanks again-RFD (talk) 12:05, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

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Any ideas about[edit]

[3] being missing?
That has left several large holes, including some as a reference on wikipeida. But others too. Carptrash (talk) 15:52, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

I'm a semi-invalid )(or in-valid?) just back to work today (Thursday). Where I will be until 7 pm also tomorrow. I have been abandoned for the week-end while you-know-who is off with a girlfriend doing who knows what in Albuquerque. So I will just be hanging around, waiting for the phone to ring. Carptrash (talk) 19:05, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

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Formatted references[edit]

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No problem. I also added a "purpose" field to the infobox...a long overdue addition.~~----

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Redundancy[edit]

Hi Lockley, I noticed that you recently added some information to the Rasmussen Reports page. It looks like the information you added, as well as the reference that you cited, are already used in the article under the "criticism" section. I am new here and not sure how these things work, but should that information appear twice in the article? Let me know, thanks. Unlawfully blonde (talk) 01:17, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

Hi Unlawfully blonde. I wouldn't call that redundant. The first mention of Rasmussen's overall performance in 2010 is a short summary. In context it balances and corrects what would otherwise be a clearly promotional tone and multiple claims of accuracy. The second mention is longer and more detailed, and it belongs where it is, in the criticism section. I have to say, I don't see a problem. For a new user I have to congratulate you for being a very fast learner. Cheers. --Lockley (talk) 03:42, 29 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, that makes sense. But I am going to consolidate the references because it looks like the link you provided was already used twice in the article. --Unlawfully blonde (talk) 14:07, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

List of historic places in...[edit]

Just wanted to point out that all of those articles are referenced. Just not in the usual format. If you look at the IDF, IDP and IDM columns most of them have a link to a page at historicplaces.ca that references the entries in the article. Cheers. CambridgeBayWeather (talk) 23:22, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

I changed them back. Must admit I hadn't thought about a note in the reference section. It would probably help. CambridgeBayWeather (talk) 23:46, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations[edit]

Walt Rocks,
Walt Rules,
The We Love Walt Award

on your new updated figures.
I'd love to "clink", but both both my glass AND the bottle are empty. How 'bout I come over and help you finish yours off? Carptrash (talk) 02:29, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

I'll pass Eva Emery Dye on to Kara, who just got a job at the University of Akron (all right - blue link) teaching Women's Studies. In fact, she seems to be the whole dept. Life is good - esp. Since other daughter Eila is no longer on STRIKE in Chicago. Carptrash (talk) 03:05, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

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Welsh Championship[edit]

Hi Lockley. Thanks for casting your eye over this page. It's my first! I've added references but am unsure how to get them to show... would you be able to 'do your magic' so that they will show on the page? Thanks Shenko316 (talk) 16:31, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

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Click here for more information about meetups in Portland! --Another Believer (Talk) 21:38, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

2013 in Comics[edit]

You recently tagged 2013 in comics with having too short of a lead. It has the same lead as all the other years in comics, but I wanted to check with you before removing the tag. Did you have anything specific in mind for how it needs to be improved? Argento Surfer (talk) 18:42, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Milford Battlefield[edit]

What are the facts in the article Milford Battlefield which you think need to have more sources? Please explain at Talk:Milford Battlefield. Taylor Strand (talk) 12:03, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm SarahStierch. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Susan Owicki, and have un-reviewed it again. If you've got any questions, please ask me on my talk page. Thanks, SarahStierch

Le Solitaire (film)[edit]

Hello, I appreciate the fact that you are taking interest in French films. I have got the very film at home and over the years I watched it about ten times. Before I wrote the English article I read the German and the French Wiki article and I watched the film again while I wrote the article. All the information provided in this article is covered by the IMDB and Allmovie, except for the plot. I was once told that the film itself was a source for the film's content. Obviously it is not. So I removed it. Please tell what I can do better in the future. Shall I provide the ISBN number of a DVD release of the film? Does the PAL version suffice or is the ISBN number of the NTSC (American NTSC that it, of course) required as well? NordhornerII_The man from Nordhorn 02:15, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Hello again, thank you for your explanations and your recommendation. For some time now I have been busy with filmographies of successful French actors. Just today I added a wikitable to the biography of Karin Viard. Once I am done with my list, I will check existing film articles for possible improvements (like translating French role descriptions, adding infoboxes and more external links etc.)... I wrote the aforementioned article only because somebody had put the title into "my" wikitable (Belmondo's filmography) and providing an article of that very name was a way to get rid of a redlink (without hurting the feelings of the contributor). Thanks again. NordhornerII_The man from Nordhorn 01:02, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Just letting you know that your wide-ranging contributions are appreciated! Edwardx (talk) 11:06, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
We appreciate your help with the queue! -- Binko71100 (talk) 22:56, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mick Davis[edit]

Thank you for you kind support for an article I started. I would be shocked and alarmed if it gets deleted. Edwardx (talk) 18:51, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Dirichlet integer[edit]

You marked this article as reviewed today. I'm not sure exactly what that means, but I wondered whether your review addresses the fact that the article is unreferenced, and, as I pointed out on the talk page, there seems little reason to believe that this term is used in English? Deltahedron (talk) 19:10, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

To be honest, I'm not quite sure how to proceed. There's an inconclusive discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Mathematics/Archive/2012/Feb#Dirichlet_integer_translation_from_french. Deltahedron (talk) 22:19, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Categories Wild West, Wild west shows[edit]

Please see my proposal to upmerge or rename the categories Category:Wild West and Category:Wild west shows. Hugo999 (talk) 12:23, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

ho ho ho[edit]

The story of the 4th Wiseman

I do believe that this card explains
a lot of the hitherto misunderstood
and even ignored origins of a variety of Christmas stories.
I am considering writing an article about the theology involved
but am having a difficult time with sources.
Oh well,
have a good one, it does appear
that we have made it through the worst of 2012,
which is a great start to 2013
Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 16:35, 24 December 2012 (UTC) Say Lock, think that I could get away with this article? I am still working on it, but . . . ..... Carptrash (talk) 19:56, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
I have a few more citations that I am working on, then some pictures, and then perhaps I'll ask you to pitch in. We'll see, it's all a bit strange, thinking in the past tense. There are a fair number of references and links, but we'll either see or not. Everyone is fine, Mom probably least of all. Carptrash (talk) 15:31, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Jewish Religious Year—Page Curation[edit]

Hi. Just saw "unreferenced" tag on Jewish religious year as added by WP:Page Curation. With all due respect, I plan to remove that. This article is intended to be a list pointing to other things, almost like a disambiguation page. I explained in some detail why I created the article, and what it is supposed to do, at its talk page.

I'll wait until I hear from you, but I think the tag should be removed. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:35, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

References[edit]

Hi! Could the ref tag be dropped from the Navarredonda de Gredos article? Best regards.--Pseudousuario (talk) 16:33, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi. Same question. This time about San Juan de Gredos. If the tag is also droppable here I ask you permission to proceed in similar cases. Anyways, it would be a helluva bot that one that creates articles and cites some references at the same time. That is not the case. Best regards.--Pseudousuario (talk) 00:03, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

1999 1. deild karla[edit]

I would like to ask, because all the information in the article is from a single page in the book referenced, whether adding that fact to the reference list would erase the need for inline citations. Additionally I would like to point out the unreliable way pages get reviewed, I have created a lot of similar pages recently (and will create more in the future) and only two of those have been labeled with the inline citations box, while most of them have been simply marked as reviewed and left at that. Whom should I listen to, those who say inline citations are needed or those who don't seem to bother mentioning it? Thanks, Leifurf (talk) 23:56, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

BTC-T Honda Civic Type-R[edit]

Hi, I notice you'd marked this as reviewed, but I can't see anywhere in the talk where it says that you have reviewed it? (still unknown quality and importance). Lukeno94 (talk) 21:47, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Ryszard Sroczyński‎[edit]

This article was written based on one book, does it really need more footnotes? I mean, I'd have to add a footnote pointing to the same source to every sentence.Plushy (talk) 10:51, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Okay, thanks.Plushy (talk) 10:34, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia edit-thon: Saturday, February 9, 2013[edit]

Line in front of Voodoo Doughtnut.jpg WIKIPEDIA EDIT-ATHON!
You're invited to the upcoming Wikipedia edit-athon, scheduled for Saturday, February 9 from 2–5pm in Old Town. Sponsored by Wiki Strategies and Prichard Communications, the event will begin with an introduction to Wikipedia, followed by an edit-a-thon focused on Portland's food scene, all things that "Keep Portland Weird", and local startup businesses.
Details and signup here!

Hope to see you there! --Another Believer (Talk) 16:41, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Fancy meeting you[edit]

in a place like (such as?) this! Carptrash (talk) 18:54, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Sort of. I am trying to raise a million dollars to purchase a Washington lobbyist and get Freedom of panorama on the books in the US. Interested? Carptrash (talk) 19:10, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
If I had a great sire such as archsculptbook (nudge, nudge) I would begin my rant there, but perhaps Pioneer Women sculptures and my other blog are next. Yes, you are right, get the ball rolling and save the $1,000,000 for the victory celebration party! Carptrash (talk) 20:07, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
HA Did NOT know about that, but it will soon know about me. Carptrash (talk) 20:11, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm Anir1uph. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Gills Creek, and have un-reviewed it again. If you've got any questions, please ask me on my talk page. Thanks, Anir1uph

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm Lgcsmasamiya. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, The Haves And The Have Nots (TV series), and have un-reviewed it again. If you've got any questions, please ask me on my talk page. Thanks, Lgcsmasamiya

Tagging redirects as orphans[edit]

I think it's great you have 51,000+ edits and so on as advertised on your userpage, but what in the world is the point of tagging a redirect as orphaned, as you did in these 3 cases? [4] [5] [6]? And, BTW, WP is WP:NOTANARCHY (as your userpage suggests it is). Sorry to be such a grump, but this is the third time in as many days I've found someone zipping through other people's work making changes without paying attention to context. EEng (talk) 10:45, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

I am restoring my message to you, above, which you removed without comment. You are, of course, free to do that, but I don't think it's asking too much that you give a substantive response before updating your edit count [7]. EEng (talk) 22:22, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Why did I tag your pages as orphans? Because no other pages link to them. But you've reverted those changes, and there is nothing to argue about. Peace. --Lockley (talk) 22:33, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
Peace to you too. I didn't ask why you tagged three redirects as orphans, I asked you to 'explain the point of doing so'. Let me put it more clearly, as explained at Template:Orphan:
The community wants this tag used to identify potentially solvable problems, not to create a complete index of all articles with zero, one, or two incoming links. If the community actually wanted every orphan tagged, it would be using a mindless bot to tag these articles, rather than relying on editors and their best judgment.
As already mentioned, I have been beset recently by editors with automated tools racking up their edit counts by making thoughtless changes others have to undo. I was only mildly annoyed when I first wrote to you, but I am now greatly pissed off by (first) your ignoring my message, and (second) your apparent disinterest in understanding why what you did was annoying to another editor. Please be less of a mindless bot in future and more of an editor exercising good judgment. EEng (talk) 22:58, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
Do not engage in personal attacks on me. I tagged your redirects accurately and in good faith. I've now asked for third-party advice for another set of eyes here. --Lockley (talk) 23:49, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
It's not a personal attack. It's an exasperated attempt to get you to pay attention to what you're doing. You've now got the response [8] from the third set of eyes, so please learn the lesson: when someone tells you, repeatedly and with increasing forcefulness, that you're doing something wrong, give due consideration to what he or she is saying, instead of dispensing platitudes. EEng (talk) 00:05, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
It is to be noted that EEng has a personal vendetta against you and other major contributors. He follows your edits as well as Johnbod and others (see my last edits: I reverted his crap). His insults and rude comments indicate that he's an angry teenager. I hope that something can be done about him (I'm speaking of a ban). Thank you. 87.67.21.139 (talk) 02:01, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads-up, anonymous Belgian stranger. I'd try not to make too many assumptions about EEng and remember that he or she has made some valuable contributions. There is an interpersonal communication problem, though, plainly visible here and elsewhere. --Lockley (talk) 02:33, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

RE: Advice?[edit]

The best course to take is to keep pushing with tagging the articles and requesting the deletion of them. You are correct on that.

As for the rude other subject causing conflict, I will warn them for violations of some of Wikipedia's basic rules of conduct - it's not nice to be rude. You can feel free to continue speaking up for yourself.

Best regards,

Binko71100 (talk) 00:34, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Excuse me, but you don't know what you're talking about. As explained clearly here [9], redirects should never be tagged as orphans. If you disagree, please explain why on that discussion page. The fact is that Lockley should be more careful to understand what he is doing before doing it, and you should be more careful to understand what's going on before taking sides. EEng (talk) 11:42, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Do not tag redirects[edit]

I read the exchanges on Wikipedia talk:Orphan#tagging redirects as orphans and came to look at your edit history to see if you had understood what User:PamD wrote, as User:EEng clearly thinks that you have not. Bottom line is you have repeatedly been told not to place orphan tags on redirects, if you continue to do so you will blocked for disruption.

One of the problems with edits to redirects is that it prevents an article being moved to that redirect without administrative intervention (as a history of more than one edit blocks moves -- as the history has to be deleted before a move can be made and only administrators can delete edit histories), so adding theses tags are inappropriate in more than one way.

In looking at your edit history I can see that there is another issue. It is debatable if small stubs need a {{unreferenced}} see the template's doc "Consider not adding this template to very brief stubs, since anyone visiting the page can see, in a single glance, that it contains no citations". But your method of adding them is definitely not considered acceptable, as you are mass tagging articles without spending any time looking for references yourself. See WP:V which is the policy that covers this issue and makes it clear that you should attempt to find references yourself before tagging or deleting text. Neither action in itself would usually be seen as disruptive, but rapidly mass tagging small stubs without looking for citations yourself could easily be seen as such as there is advise against both tagging small stubs and tagging articles without looking for citations yourself.

Another thing I noticed in some of your edits is to create blank section (here] for example), blank sections are depreciated. So if you are going to create empty == References == sections, then place the {{unreferenced}} template in it rather than at the top of the article (so that there is something visible in the section) and place {{reflist}} template directly under {{unreferenced}} (so that if someone creates an inline citation using a ref tag pair that the template to display the inline citation already exists. -- PBS (talk) 13:27, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

I am not a disruptive editor and I'm shocked that you would threaten me with a block. Look at my edit history more closely. You'll find I tagged three of User:EEng's soft redirects as orphans, accurately and in good faith, once. I haven't touched them since. I haven't touched any other redirects since. This editor reverted those edits, came to my page, tried to pick a fight (visible above), quickly went and changed the policy, and engaged in a personal attack on me, also visible above. All this over a very small matter that had already been fixed, and that I'm not particularly interested in.
He's also continued to post to my talk page after being warned by another editor not to.
Review EEng's talk page and you'll find an editor with a rich history of personal attacks, bad faith, inappropriate "jokes", needless conflict, and spectacular insults. If you want an ordinary example of his interpersonal skills, see here. If you want an example of out-and-out arrogant cruelty, see this response to an unregistered editor. If you're looking for somebody to ban or block, EEng is a much better candidate than me.
As to your substantive points, PBS, I'll stop making those edits. I cooperate. I don't start fights. But I won't be insulted this way without responding. --Lockley (talk) 18:19, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
Lockley:
  • I have no problem with anyone reviewing any of my edits, though I have been a bit snippy lately, partly because (I again repeat) of spending a lot of time recently undoing taggings and so on made at the rate of 5-10/minute by editors who don't check whether what they're doing makes sense
  • I asked you somewhat pointedly what purpose is served by tagging redirects as orphans, and you responded by (1) removing the inquiry without replying, and (2) incrementing advertised edit count of which you seem so proud. Any editor might well have been exercised, as I was, by such an inversion of priorities.
  • The IP to whom I was "cruel", 221.194.178.22, had changed this sentence in Harvard University:
Harvard's history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
to
Harvard's history, influence, and wealth have made it the most prestigious university in the world, despite its affirmative action policies favoring blacks.
I reverted and he did it again! Far from apologizing for what I told him, I feel I should be congratulated for taking the time. After all, the more people tell him that he is the author of his failure to get into Harvard -- not blacks -- the sooner he may start taking responsibility for his own life. (At first I thought he was a disappointed teenager, but his response showed he was actually a disappointed 30-year-old, so the situation was dire -- the true cruelty would have been to allow his delusions to remain unopposed.)
  • What everyone keeps telling you is that quality of edits counts more than quantity. You still don't seem to get that.
  • If you don't want me posting here, don't continue to discuss me, or the brouhaha you have raised, here.
EEng (talk) 21:51, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
The substantive matter was resolved awhile ago. I have dropped it. Yet you reach for reasons to continue the dispute. Do not post on this talk page. Do not follow my edits. If you contact me again you will be compounding your personal attacks, against me and others, with a pattern of hounding. Quote: The important component of wikihounding is disruption to another user's own enjoyment of editing, or to the project generally, for no overriding reason. If "following another user around" is accompanied by tendentiousness, personal attacks, or other disruptive behavior, it may become a very serious matter and could result in blocks and other editing restrictions. --Lockley (talk) 22:08, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
The substantive matter may have been resolved long ago, but you keep going from place to place badmouthing me, and by responding to that I am not hounding you. For example, I am posting here to answer your absurd claim that I am following your edits. As demonstrated by the handy Editor Interaction Tool [10], of the pages we have edited in common, all were edited by me first, with two exceptions:
  • your own Talk page (of course)
  • Wikipedia talk:Orphan. I modified Wikipedia:Orphan to clarify that the orphan tag should never be applied to redirects, and you reverted, then opened a discussion on Talk:Orphan. So I edited Orphan first, but you edited its Talk first -- and I joined in, naturally enough, since you'd reverted my edit (which, by the way, was upheld in the ensuing discussion).
Now, this latter item is very interesting. Since you had never edited Orphan before, it seems unlikely it was on your watchlist. How then did you happen to revert my edit just 20 minutes after I made it? You went through my contributions, didn't you? Ooooh! You STALKED me! Oooooh!
As far as I'm concerned this juncture -- at which you've made a further fool of yourself by accusing me of something I did not do, but which you did do, is a fine time to bring an end to this matter, unless of course you keep harping on this, here or elsewhere. Hopefully when we meet again it will be under more pleasant circumstances.
EEng (talk) 00:19, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
I'll choose to ignore all of that but the last sentence, which I accept with all the grace I can grudgingly scrape up. Good luck at Yale. --Lockley (talk) 01:14, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
Yale? YALE?? YALE??? We have had our differences, sir, yes we have -- but is there no depth so low that you will not stoop to it? I'll have you strung up by the heels, or cut into pieces, or shot at dawn -- or better yet, all three! Really, sir, at long last -- have you no shame at all? EEng (talk) 13:27, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

In reply to my posting to you talk page you stated:

As to your substantive points, PBS, I'll stop making those edits. I cooperate. I don't start fights. But I won't be insulted this way without responding. --Lockley (talk) 18:19, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

I assumed good faith and expected that you would self-censor your actions as you gave your word that you would. However your edit history since giving your word belies that assumption.

Having posted here at 18:19, two and a half hours later (at 20:48, 22 January 2013) you edited the stub Ernest Roume which consists of one line diff with three references. In doing so you breached your word. How can it not be clear on a one sentence stub to which sentence is supported by the three references (if you had looked at the French original then it is obvious that the section label "Further Reading" was mislabelled)? The breach of your word over that edit less than two hours after you gave it is stunning. The simple fix would have been to check the Further reading to see if it were mislabelled, or do what I did and perform a Google search to to find a source, doing that took me minutes, formatting it several more, but an edit like this is far more constructive than yours and follows guidance and policy which you did not (see WP:CHALLENGE).

Looking at your edit history since you gave your word to modify your edit behaviour, I do not see any sign that you have modified your behaviour. For example:

  • 02:32, 24 January 2013 (diff | hist) . . (+24)‎ . . Santa Eulalia (Morcín) ‎ (→‎References: add template) (top) [rollback: 2 edits]
  • 02:32, 24 January 2013 (diff | hist) . . (+24)‎ . . San Sebastián (Morcín) ‎ (→‎References: add template) (top) [rollback: 2 edits]
  • 02:31, 24 January 2013 (diff | hist) . . (+25)‎ . . San Esteban (Morcín) ‎ (→‎References: add template) (top) [rollback: 2 edits]
  • 02:31, 24 January 2013 (diff | hist) . . (+25)‎ . . Peñerudes ‎ (→‎References: add template) (top) [rollback: 2 edits]

In the case of San Sebastián (Morcín) the diff shows not only did you add a template to the top, less than one minute after you previous edit, but you also added an empty references section at the end of the article. In light of the comments made below in Defending myself I have struck these examples as the dates for the changes I am objecting to were before 22 January 2013. -- PBS (talk) 00:14, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

You are clearly still mass tagging stubs, and not looking for references before doing so. Given what you wrote above I consider that bad faith, as you give your word and have broken it. -- If you think you have modified your behaviour, then you will be able to point to examples in you edit history (you have made over 500 edits since your reply here) where you have provided references for stubs. -- PBS (talk) 14:39, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Warning[edit]

Stop hand nuvola.svg This will be your only warning. I explain why some of the things you have been doing could be considered disruptive. You gave your word that you would modify your behaviour. Your edit history shows you did not do so. Unless you modify your behaviour -- as you stated that you would -- I will block you you account for acting in bad faith and causing disruption. -- PBS (talk) 14:39, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
Despite the problems I've had with Lockley, and while his editing has indeed been disruptive (in the sense that it's distracting a lot of other editors from other things while they correct problems it's causing) I don't think it's intentionally disruptive. The problem might stem from a preoccupation he seems to have with reducing the new-page review/patrol/curation/whatever backlog, as symbolized by this Defcon thing [11] -- I get the feeling he's taken on a personal mission to keep the backlog down. EEng (talk) 16:20, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Defending myself[edit]

First. Apart from the very occasional outright error, I can defend every edit I've made as accurate. I'm learning from this experience that one mustn't go around tagging unreferenced articles as unreferenced, or tagging orphan articles as orphans, and one mustn't be too productive, or concentrate in one area, beyond the bounds of what other editors seem comfortable with. (See the current accusations against Johnpacklambert.) Those rules still seem to me contrary to logic. To my eyes they lead off into an area of subjective judgments and Jesuitical subtleties of policy. But I accept them.

Second. As to your monitoring me, PBS, after your initial contact, may I break this down. This is a bit tiresome but I want to show that the basis for your warning is not accurate.

  • On Ernest Roume, here's the diff. You can see that I marked this, not as "unreferenced" but as "lacking inline citations" (and catimprove). I see that as accurate and appropriate. Is that incorrect? Perhaps I misunderstand the aim of new page curation. Is it to see that any problems with new articles are properly marked? Or is to resolve all those problems there and then?
  • On the four Asturian parish articles you cite, here are the diffs. 1 2 3 4 Have a closer look and you'll see that this accusation is incorrect. I did not commit the offense of marking an unreferenced article as unreferenced. Because I've stopped doing that based on your advice. The templates I added are geographical templates.
  • To make it clear: contrary to this accusation, I've held to what I said, I am not mass-tagging stubs. The long list of "add template" descriptions in my edit history that you see in the last couple of days? Those are additions of geographical templates.
  • "In the case of San Sebastián (Morcín) the diff shows not only did you add a template to the top, less than one minute after you previous edit, but you also added an empty references section at the end of the article." You might notice I've been working to improve this area by completing and interwiki'ing this set of articles. This is one of them. True, I created a blank reference section, but with the intent of circling back fairly shortly to resolve it.
  • If I'm simply being accused of being a mindless human bot, does it help to point out that I've also begun to create new articles, Carabanzo, Sotiello, Congostinas, Tuiza, Zureda, to strengthen the area of the encyclopedia I'm working on right now? Does my past work here or here or here, for instance, count for anything to prove my value as an editor? If so, there are several hundred other examples.
  • "If you think you have modified your behaviour, then you will be able to point to examples in you edit history (you have made over 500 edits since your reply here) where you have provided references for stubs." Well, I have modified my behavior and have shown it. I did not commit myself to providing references for stubs beyond my current frame of interest.

Upshot. Having worked the deletion queue in the past, I understand the virtues of crisp decisions and quick action. This experiment is under constant assault by all kinds of nuts, miscreants, oddballs, and little captains with big boots. You spend enough time doing this, and after awhile everybody looks like some kind of trouble. I'm not trouble.

PBS, here's what I'm going to do. I'll stop working the new page curation. I'd like you to lift your "only warning" and remove the blade above my head. Let's talk about what you're comfortable with. As equals. On a side note, it's heartening to see a word of support from EEng. --Lockley (talk) 20:59, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

See WP:PRIVACY I suggest that you edit the comments you have made about EEng in light of that. -- PBS (talk) 00:18, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
Look, this is getting completely out of hand. I have no WP:PRIVACY problem with the material Lockley posted which you later pushed him to strike. Let me explain.
A sidelight to Lockley's and my whirlwind romance to date is that, for reasons which need not detain us here, he made the teasing implication that I had attended Yale -- an implication to which, of course, every Harvard man is honorbound to take umbrage. I naturally obliged. [12].
Lockley subsequently emitted a replacement implication that I attend Rutgers, and for some unaccountable reason you have shamed him into striking that [13], though I can't imagine why. Rutgers is a fine school and should I, on departure for my freshman year in Cambridge, have boarded the train for New Haven instead, and should I, while brooding over this ghastly misstep enroute to what surely would be my doom, have noticed the train passing near Rutgers along the way, I would have happily jumped ship (to mix metaphors, I'm afraid) at that point and spent four comparatively happy years as a Scarlet Knight—my wistful dreams of a lost Harvard career put in reassuring perspective by the occassional nightmare of the dreadful Blue melancholy to which I might, but for the grace of God, have been permanentlhy condemned. So Rutgers I can take -- just not Yale. Anything but Yale.
Now can we just lighten up a bit? Crikey! EEng (talk) 02:04, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
I have struck out some of the previous edit in light of what you have written above.
However I think that your argument about Ernest Roume "You can see that I marked this, not as "unreferenced" but as "lacking inline citations"" is disingenuous, as it ought to be clear to you that {{unreferenced}}, {{refimprove}}, {{no footnotes}} and {{more footnotes}} and similar are much of a muchness. But to prove the point see this diff at 00:04, 24 January 2013, to the article Tsomo River) which was sandwiched between two edits less than two minutes apart. So I will not remove the warning.
There is no reason to stop reviewing new pages, just slow down and spend more time on each page and consider the most appropriate edit to make rather than automatically jump to adding tags to stubs (or add empty section to articles). I demonstrated how you can make a more positive impact with my edit to Ernest Roume. Adding such a citation does two things it fixes a problem here and now with a stub and it keeps the unreferenced templates (with their categories) for those articles that need it, giving positive leads and a higher priority to those articles (as they are not lost in the snow of small articles for which citations can easily be found). If you do add a tag to a page then why not explain the reason for the tag on the talk page? Eg
  • "I looked in Google books and could not find a reference".
  • "The only references I could find for this information was in a foreign language that I could not read."
  • "The only pages available on the web that I could find were unreliable sources."
Also some articles may not be notable in English (eg small Spanish villages), if such articles are created and there are no sources for them then it may be more appropriate to put them up for deletion. But that is something that has to be considered on a case by case basis.
-- PBS (talk) 00:18, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
Well, PBS, some of what you say is still arguable. For instance, I see a real difference in those tags, and that inline-ref tag on Ernest Roume is factually accurate and, I believe, appropriate. But I'm not argumentative and this gets to a level of detail that neither one of us, I imagine, is much interested in exploring. I have voluntarily stopped reviewing new pages. I stopped "mass tagging" stubs the first time you told me, and showed you that I stopped. I'm a responsible, cooperative, experienced editor who is in danger of being blocked by you at any moment. I'm interested in specifically what else I must do to get your warning removed. Please advise. --Lockley (talk) 01:00, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
wait -- this might clarify things for me. Are you simply saying that no stub should receive any kind of reference tag? Or any other kind of tag? If so I would find that easy to comply with. --Lockley (talk) 01:11, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
No, I am not saying a stub should never receive a tag. As I posted at the start of this, follow both the letter and the spirit of the policies and guidelines and use you common sense (eg no point putting an unreferened tag on a one line stub that has general references section, instead either turn them into inline citations or leave well enough alone). For example I created a stub article the other day -- because another article I was working on mentioned it -- called Temple du Marais by copying the information from the French article but I could not find a suitable English source so I tagged it. The copy of the French article mentioned a Michel Villedo. There was no English language article, but there were English language sources, so no need for a tag. If we could automate the algorithm, then a bot could be delegated to do make the decisions. We do not do that because human judgement is needed on what is the most appropriate action to take. -- PBS (talk) 01:35, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
After drafting and abandoning a longer response, PBS, I'll just cut it down to what I've learned in this thread. As official policy, and in reality, there is no common sense in wikipedia.--Lockley (talk) 02:46, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
I am not going to block your account unless there is a good reason to do so. For a start it is very time consuming for everyone involved, and secondly if I were to block you and you were to appeal the block, unless the second admin was to agree with me the block would be overturned. -- PBS (talk) 01:14, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
Did you read WP:PRIVACY if so why have you not acted on it? -- PBS (talk) 01:14, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank-you[edit]

for the recognition, though I am not sure that these folks would agree. We'll see if there is ever an answer. Anyway your award (my award?) is a fine solid loking event and I'll display it with pride. Carptrash (talk) 15:02, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Template:Unreferenced[edit]

I suspect that this edit may be an error, since the article cites the 2004 Instituto Nacional de Estadística census as the source for its population number. —Stepheng3 (talk) 17:07, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi Stepheng3 -- I've removed the template there. To be fair, to my eye that doesn't look like a complete reference, but it's a rare page that doesn't need some work. all best --Lockley (talk) 22:41, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
I agree that the citation is not complete. I tried to track down 2004 data on the INE website and had difficulty. Worthy of a RefImprove, I guess. —Stepheng3 (talk) 01:00, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Thanks for reviewing HotBox Radio, Lockley.

Unfortunately Ridernyc has just gone over this page again and unreviewed it. Their note is:

One sentence stub for an internet radio station with no real references. Not sure why this was checked off.

To reply, leave a comment on Ridernyc's talk page.

I reviewed this on Jan 18 22:26. Since then a deletion dispute has broken out between two editors about the quality of the references. I have no dog in that fight. --Lockley (talk) 21:08, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Air Hostess (1933 film)[edit]

Take a look, I've revised the article quite a bit. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 17:05, 19 March 2013 (UTC)


Air Hawks (1935 film)[edit]

See a follow-up film. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 14:20, 20 March 2013 (UTC) and thanks.

Ref in Paul Philippe Cret[edit]

Hi, while reading on the article of Paul Philippe Cret, I noticed that there is an errant reference that doesn't point to any part of the article, First chapter of "The Civic Architecture of Paul Cret". I looked through the history, and I located the entry being yours. (diff page) I didn't want to guess what parts of the data were from the source, so I thought to ask you directly if you wanted to make the link into a proper ref. ~ Nelg (talk) 21:54, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Nelg, I've simply moved it to the external links section. Cheers. --Lockley (talk) 22:01, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
ah yes, ask and you will receive.Carptrash (talk) 23:17, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Well I was banned from the Mens Rights Movement, which is just as well, I have other things to do. Like getting over my Dupuytren's contracture "proceedure". Which gave me a week off work so we are heading back to our old stompin' ground, Phoenix. Tomorrow. I don't know if you heard, Dad died just before Christmas, and in fact I have a pseudoarticle on him here. User:Carptrash/Einar Ragnarsson Kvaran Which I might have mentioned before. Anyway ...... how bout you? Carptrash (talk) 23:35, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Good morning L. Today I get to toss my diet in the trash, starting with brunch in about 11 minutes. it a beautiful day, just right for . . ............. gardening? Carptrash (talk) 17:03, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

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E-Cell ID more footnotes tag[edit]

Hi, you had tagged the E-CellID page as lacking proper inline references which it was quite true, I wonder if after the changes I did you would consider it a good idea to remove the tag. The article is certainly very short, but I have my doubts on how interesting it can be for people. Is there a good way of knowing how many hits an article gets? Crati (talk) 17:49, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks much[edit]

Thank you for your kind words about my quality improvement efforts on the article, BLT cocktail, much appreciated, — Cirt (talk) 16:42, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Just thought I'd drop by to say "Hey", you old bastard. So: Hey! EEng (talk) 03:50, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Yeah! . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........... What he said! Carptrash (talk) 03:57, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Just did my Mother's Day show on KLDK last night and included, of course, Ernie K Doe's classic Mother-in-Law. Hope that's not your story too. I was just editing Ron Asheton, adding his guitar solo on Ragnar Kvaran's Wrecked On Love, and decided to do an article on the elusive Kvaran. It could lead to all sorts of wikilawyering, which might be fun to watch. Or not. In off to visit Kara on Thursday, in Akron, Ohio. so plan on visiting and shooting Herman Matzen's two works at the courthouse there. Which we need pictures of. They won't, I beleive, be as good as his Cain and Abel at the Lake County CH, but should be interesting. And so it goes. Carptrash (talk) 04:19, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

My daughter Kara teaches at the University of Akron, so, yes, I get to be the adult for awhile. Meanwhile the clouds in your painting remind me of Frederick Hart's Creation tympanum at the National Cathedral. Gadzooks. All this stuff is in there . . . forever? Carptrash (talk) 04:32, 18 May 2013 (UTC)
I did notice Gordon, sigh, guess I'll have to make do with SIRIS. Actually, Ohio has a rather goo state inventory of their own, better than SIRIS, tho I have not been there in years. Time to fine out. Carptrash (talk) 15:40, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Uncited additions re Prix de Rome to many artists' articles[edit]

Hi, I'm a bit bemused by your recent edits, as you seem to be adding many links to Prix de Rome without supplying citations for these claimed facts. Since I'm sure you're aware of WP:V etc, I'm wondering why this is happening? Chiswick Chap (talk) 08:02, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Largely incorrect. Responded on the user's talk page. --Lockley (talk) 16:44, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

I recently[edit]

went on a stub spree for women artists who showed at the Armory Show. I see that you have discovered some of them and are actually making them work. Many thinks. Just back from Akron, Ohio with a bunch of buildings - well 4 or 5 - but am having trouble figuring them out. It turns out that no one has really "done" Akron before. I did meet (see Very random occurrence on way to airport) Don Drumm (sculptor) and got his picture but not much else. He did do a few architectural things. Anyway, I did add the picture to his article. Life. what a place to live. eeeeeeek Carptrash (talk) 21:38, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

One I have already posted - I found it in my Walker & Weeks book, but not that weird. The CCH had two nice lions (also posted) but another sort of Beaux-Arts event has two crazed lions up a few stories. That's the fun one but I have found nothing as to who what why when or where. Where is W Market St, but that's it so far. I should have worked up the Carnegie Library i a few days. I am not getting around well as I injured myself in the 44th Annual Hippies ve Indians softball game, in which I pitched 9 innings and lost 29 to 27. I HATE LOOSING.Carptrash (talk) 22:00, 10 June 2013 (UTC)


Albert Laprade[edit]

Thank you very much for the positive feedback. This one still needs work, but at least there is no shortage of sources. Thanks again, Aymatth2 (talk) 19:06, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

barnstar award[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar and your kind estimation. I did spend a lot of time researching the article, but one seldom gets feedback. I'm grateful. Mzilikazi1939 (talk) 00:06, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Someone recently donated[edit]

a stack of Arizona Highways magazine to an institution nearby and in a 1962 one I discovered a nice article about Lawrence Tenney Stevens. brought back nice memories. I might grab a picture or two from it. Carptrash (talk) 15:31, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Almost as intersting is my attempt to get my grandfather into the University of Louisville Sports Hall of Fame. I got an encouraging reply from the soprts information deptartment ( or something) and now I move on to the next phase or two. Serious research and the writing out the application. Kara (aka Dr. Kvaran) arrives in a few days, for a a few days, and hopefully will get involved. Carptrash (talk) 17:10, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Women painters[edit]

Is there any reason you're emptying the categories for British women painters - for example Category:Welsh women painters has been nominated for speedy deletion as a result! Sionk (talk) 11:07, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your response but please discuss this on your talk page, not mine. The category problem Wikipedia encountered was the ghettoization of women writers, painters etc. All of the painters you removed from the category were also in a non-gender specific category. If you're going through a systematically emptying categories you need to discuss it and get agreement first - or propose the categories for deletion discussion. Sionk (talk) 18:05, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
Sionk, I disagree with you about the ghettoization matter, but I don't feel strongly about it. Sometimes I feel like wikipedia is a town with 10 citizens, 25 religious cult members, 25 history-bending politicians, 200 cheap lawyers, and 3000 motorcycle cops. As a fellow citizen perhaps sometimes you feel the same way. --Lockley (talk) 19:05, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
Well, at least we are citizens who are talking to one another, which rarely seems to happen in real life ;) Sionk (talk) 19:53, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Wiki Takes Portland 2013![edit]

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You're invited to participate in the upcoming "Wikipedia Takes Portland" campaign, to be held during the month of September. The local campaign occurs annually in conjunction with Wikipedia Takes America and Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States. Photographing sites included on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the main focus of Wikipedia Takes Portland. In typical Wikipedia fashion, you can work individually or create a team.
Details and signup here!

--Another Believer (Talk) 16:58, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Edit-athon![edit]

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You're invited to attend the upcoming "Wiki Loves Libraries" edit-athon. The event will be held from 1–4pm on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum's Crumpacker Family Library, located on the second floor of the Museum's Mark Building (formerly the Masonic Temple). The edit-athon will focus on the local arts community (but you can work on other topics as well!). It will also kick off the Oregon Arts Project, an on-wiki initiative to improve coverage of the arts in Oregon. Details and signup here!

Hope to see you there! --Another Believer (Talk) 16:03, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

about Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim[edit]

Hi Lockley,

In the Mammal Species of the World; Dipodinae [14] this subfamily belongs to Fischer, 1817, but two of the synonyms belongs to Dipodes Fischer de Waldheim, 1817 and Dipodum Fischer de Waldheim, 1817. Both Fischers wored in 1817. Could they be the same person? Or who might be the Dipodinae Fischer, 1817? Regards. DenesFeri (talk) 10:55, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi DenesFeri -- just judging by his biography, those Fischers are likely to be the same person. He was working before and after his Russian ennoblement, which would have changed the citation in exactly that way. I'd have a look for any other Fischers doing taxonomy around the same time. Hope that helps. --Lockley (talk) 16:11, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi,

Thank you, but meanwhile I found out that both abbreviations belongs to Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim. Regards. DenesFeri (talk) 08:58, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013

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Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

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News from the library world: Wikipedian joins the National Archives full time; the Getty Museum releases 4,500 images; CERN goes CC-BY

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Carptrash "drawing"" (nudge, wink) Lockley into a conversation.

I'm just talkin'[edit]

to see if I can get you to reply and thus lower your disgusting article-to-talk ration by even 0.0001%. Carptrash (talk) 21:39, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

I understand now why you spend so little time on talk pages. Carptrash (talk) 14:49, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Ah yes, The Cold War. recently ran across the story (I'd seen it before, but forgot it) that during Lend Lease World War Two, when the US was outfitting the Red Army, they requested condoms and wanted them all 12 inches long. So we sent them a million or whatever and labeled them all "Small." Those were the days. Carptrash (talk) 19:52, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

November 2013[edit]

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"Wiki Loves Libraries" edit-athon in Vancouver, WA[edit]

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got that[edit]

Nogales, Arizona, Santa Cruz County courthouse done. Carptrash (talk) 02:25, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Have not found the finial in the Zinc book yet, but I suspect that it's there or somewhere similar. The pediment looks like plaster, there do not seem to be the usual terra cotta seams but that does not really make sense either. Another mystery. Carptrash (talk) 15:00, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

How do you like[edit]

my picture of Don Drumm (sculptor) ? Carptrash (talk) 23:30, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

I was visiting Dr. Kvaran in Akron and saw this large cor-ten sculpture and fell into talking to a neighbor about it and she told me that the sculptor lived two blocks away. Viola! A picture. Also just got back from Phoenix and my dentist in Nogales, Mexico, so have another building, Nogales, Arizona, a church, to add to our collection. A few days away. And you? Carptrash (talk) 00:13, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
The courthouse is a done deal - with a nice Justice finial and an . . . . ....... interesting pediment filled with symbolism way beyond me. In fact, give it a try, see what you think. Good luck in loosing those pounds, it's always a high priority for me too, esp. after a trip to Phoenix. Carptrash (talk) 00:42, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Featuring your work on Wikipedia's front page: DYKs[edit]

Symbol question.svg Thank you for your recent articles, including Jan Cybis, which I read with interest. When you create an extensive and well referenced article, you may want to have it featured on Wikipedia's main page in the Did You Know section. Articles included there will be read by thousands of our viewers. To do so, add your article to the list at T:TDYK. Let me know if you need help, Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 19:06, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject assessment tags for talk pages[edit]

Replacement filing cabinet.svg Thank you for your recent articles, including Jan Cybis, which I read with interest. When you create a new article, can you add the WikiProject assessment templates to the talk of that article? See the talk page of the article I mentioned for an example of what I mean. Usually it is very simple, you just add something like {{WikiProject Keyword}} to the article's talk, with keyword replaced by the associated WikiProject (ex. if it's a biography article, you would use WikiProject Biography; if it's a United States article, you would use WikiProject United States, and so on). You do not have to rate the article if you do not want to, others will do it eventually. Those templates are very useful, as they bring the articles to a WikiProject attention, and allow them to start tracking the articles through Wikipedia:Article alerts and other tools. This can help you too, as the WikiProject members will often defend your work from deletion and try to improve it further. Feel free to ask me any questions if you'd like more information. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 19:06, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Polish National Historic Monument[edit]

I think it was you who have introduced the phrase "Polish National Historic Monuments" ([15]) which now appears in a number of articles ([16]). First, thank you for starting this. Second, I believe that the name is incorrect, it should be [Polish] "Historic(al) Monuments", without National (or Polish), as pl name is pomnik historii. I've created a list that is redirected from Historic Monument (Poland), a term which is now properly explained in the parent Objects of cultural heritage in Poland. I'd appreciate if you could help fix the term as used in the 20 or so articles I listed above in this fashion (and I guess the text in the infobox should be changed from "National Heritage of Poland" to "Historic(al) Monument [of Poland]"?. Please note, I am not sure if Historic or Historical is better, feel free to comment on talk of the list and fix the usage in affected articles. Thank you, --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 06:14, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

BoNM-Poland.png The Polish Barnstar of National Merit, 2nd Class
For your assistance with the pomnik historii-series of articles, I, Piotrus, award you The Polish Barnstar of National Merit, 2nd Class. I hope you'll help us improve more Poland-themed articles! Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 06:49, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Lockley by Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here on 06:49, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Template:Tributaries of the Vistula[edit]

Thanks. Just a comment: per WP:RED, and given all rivers are notable, all black river names should be linked even if it makes them red, I think. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 06:47, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

If any of your red links are removed such fashion, please let me know and I'll investigate. I think removing red links is close to vandalism, and as such I feel it is important to intervene in such cases. (Yes, I am one of those people who feels strongly about this... :>). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 08:23, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your hard work on proper categorization of entries. Thank you! :-D Daniele.tampieri (talk) 17:03, 24 July 2014 (UTC)