User talk:Oreo Priest

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Choco chip cookie.png Nice article at Boom (navigational barrier). I'm trying to think of some more categories for it. S.G.(GH) ping! 10:55, 19 October 2013 (UTC)


hello, if you do a simple Google search, "Hainault" shows as the name used in English in older sources. It also says so in the article itself. The reference to this name in the article was present before my move. Gryffindor (talk) 19:00, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

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The last thing I wan't to do is to get dragged into a Belgian civil war, but the language spoken in Belgium is, or can be, normally referred to in English as Flemish in my experience (which is not inconsiderable). Can you point to any policy that says we should use "Dutch"? Both you and the other editor seem to have invested positions here. Johnbod (talk) 13:36, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

My DYK nom[edit]

You said that it was " partially just a smattering of facts about a few of the currencies". Was that just referring to the fourth paragraph? If so, I have plans to include more currencies, but I don't think I will talk about them all, just the main ones. Thanks, Matty.007 08:12, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Boom (navigational barrier)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Amplify Tablet[edit]

Hi, I was the one who re-reviewed the DYK nomination for Amplify Tablet. The issue you raised about the hook fact not being in the article was a significant one. As you can see in the discussion, I agreed with you and also raised another problematic issue. I don't understand why you approved the hook with those issues outstanding. I've put a note on the DYK discussion page asking to pull the hook from the queue and return it to the nominations page so the page creator can work on it. Best, Yoninah (talk) 13:47, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Supply management (Canada)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 17:19, 9 November 2013 (UTC)


All sources indicate that Brussels is no longer a bilingual city with French as majority language. Today its merely a multilingual city with different groups speaking their own languages. Brussels too complex to say that French is the lingua franca. In eg. the Noordwijk or Dansaertstraat that's simply not true. And in Molenbeek Arabic is a tough competitor in the streets. The first sentence is clear enough that French long had a dominant position: "Historically Dutch-speaking, Brussels has seen a major shift to French since Belgian independence in 1830.".

I found an English source so you can understand: (talk) 19:40, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Belgian 19th century history[edit]

Hi Oreo, I hope all is well with you!

Recently I've been working on an article on Belgian history between 1789-1914 ("the long 19th century") as a companion to the article France in the long nineteenth century (which is very possibly my favourite on Wikipedia at the moment, despite its sourcing issues). The progress so far can be found here. Basically, my intention is to have a very brief summary of Belgian history of the period. I know you did some great work on the Covering of the Senne, and wondered if you might be interested in helping with the project? I intend to put it through GAR (when I've found some references to let me write on art & architecture). I'd be interested to know your thoughts! Brigade Piron (talk) 10:45, 19 January 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for your support on the recent row in the Mechelen article. Please help me keep an eye there, it seems like the (probably well-meaning) editor might be, err, let us say persistent. Jan olieslagers (talk) 18:35, 19 January 2014 (UTC)


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This is what Wiki is about. Really top contributor and a massive help to Belgian-related articles. Thank you! Brigade Piron (talk) 09:32, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Covering of the Zenne[edit]

3 things: 1. It's about a river known at Wikipedia as 'Zenne'. 2. The title of the article Covering of the Zenne is not a name. More a descriptive article title. 3. The Brussels naming convention (which I absoluty abhor BTW since it does not indicate the bilingialism of Brussels) does not say the French name is always preveiling.--Wester (talk) 22:29, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Risquons-Tout[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Risquons-Tout at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 16:24, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

By the way, DYK nominations don't "expire". As long as a review is in progress and reviewer and nominator are corresponding with each other, even if it takes a month or more, the nomination will not disappear from the DYK page. Yoninah (talk) 16:24, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Please see new note on DYK nomination page. Yoninah (talk) 23:42, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
Oreo Priest, another reviewer has looked over the nomination, and agreed with Yoninah's assessment. If you still don't have the time (or the inclination) to address the issues raised, which does involve expanding the article, then the nomination should probably be closed. Please let us know. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:46, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Script issue[edit]

Thanks for fixing it. I'm reporting this immediately to the script manager, and we'll get it sorted out. Tony (talk) 13:37, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Guirlande Antwerp[edit]

Dear Oreo

Thanks for you feedback. I have some old newspaper articles that reference to the work. Unfortunately there are at the moment very rare online articles. You mention "the closest thing to a reliable source is the brief newspaper article on the sculptor (which again, doesn't mention the work, much less its creation date)". This is not true, it mentions the work: "Wie ooit in de antieke Kloosterstraat in Antwerpen de speciale, met hout bewerkte huisgevel heeft gezien: dat is van de hand van Bruno De Smedt. (translation: Who has ever seen the special, wood carved house facade in the antique Kloosterstraat Antwerp: that is the work of Bruno De Smedt.) Is it OK if I reference to the old newspaper articles?

Aristotlepunk Aristotlepunk (talk) 13:17, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi Oreo,
Thanks for you quick reply. I'll add the print sources tomorrow and will submit it for review.
Could I also refer to following website? or is this promo talk for the the street? In fact, the third picture on that website is the Guirlande. Everyone in Antwerp knows the sculpture, unfortunately less is known about the history behind this.
Your feedback is much appreciated.
Aristotlepunk (talk) 15:34, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Hi Oreo,
Just a quick note that I have 2 newsarticles but unfortunately, the dates and author are missing. I mailed the newspaper to request this info. Greetz
Aristotlepunk (talk) 09:07, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
Hi Oreo,
Could you have a look at the 2 newsarticles on dropbox: The articles are from 1997. Although an extensive search (watching 7 hours microfilms in the heritage liberary) and asking for the references from the newspaper, I was unable to find the exact references. According to the Gazet van Antwerpen not all articles are on GO press (this is a process that can take years and they are currently ongoing with uploading articles from the beginning of the 20th Century !!! ). There was a non-digital time before and not everything is online. If you read the articles, you see the importance of this sculpture. I would really appreciate that these are considered as valuable print sources so that the history of this well-known Antwerp art-work would not be lost.
Aristotlepunk (talk) 16:25, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi Oreo,
You just download the articles on dropbox: and you choose Adobe Reader to open them. Let me know if it doesn't work.
Aristotlepunk (talk) 13:25, 20 June 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)
Hi Oreo,
I added a picture of the sculpture on dropbox Since I've never placed a picture on Wikipedia, could you help me out to post it? We have the author rights from the photographer I left out "beautiful satin and color" and added the fact that it took 5 months for the artist to carve it. (as mentioned in both articles). The name Garland is mentioned on the door of the sculpture, I added a picture on dropbox too. Thanks for all your help.
Aristotlepunk (talk) 11:36, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

GAN for Belgium in the long nineteenth century[edit]

Hi Oreo,

I thought it would only be polite to let you know that Belgium in the long nineteenth century (which you were kind enough to proof-read) has now been "published" in the mainspace and is up for GAN. As you know, I had hoped to add a section on Belgian art of the period, but I've been totally unable to find any decent overview sources for it so I've reluctantly decided to do without it. Perhaps it can be added later in any case. Thanks for your help! Brigade Piron (talk) 12:59, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! Please feel free to nominate for DYK if you think it would be a good idea! I'd be happy to review it. All the best, Brigade Piron (talk) 14:58, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Ha ha! That's the bit I'm not good at ;) Feel free to choose an yourself - I think I've got too involved in the subject to tell what is objectively interesting to a public of non-hardcore Belgium-ists! Brigade Piron (talk) 15:10, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Belgium in the long nineteenth century[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:02, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations, and thanks! Brigade Piron (talk) 08:52, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Sablon (Brussels)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 10:23, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

OER inquiry[edit]

Hi Oreo Priest, I'm sending you this message because you're one of about 300 users who have recently edited an article in the umbrella category of open educational resources (OER) (or open education). In evaluating several projects we've been working on (e.g. the WIKISOO course and WikiProject Open), my colleague Pete Forsyth and I have wondered who chooses to edit OER-related articles and why. Regardless of whether you've taken the WIKISOO course yourself - and/or never even heard the term OER before - we'd be extremely grateful for your participation in this brief, anonymous survey before 27 April. No personal data is being collected. If you have any ideas or questions, please get in touch. My talk page awaits. Thanks for your support! - Sara FB (talk) 20:46, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Rosedale, Toronto[edit]

Hi there. I'm not sure why you removed the tag from this article. Thanks. Magnolia677 (talk) 02:55, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Belgian chocolate[edit]

Hi Oreo,

Just to let you know that I've created an article for Belgian chocolate - it's after all a topic pretty high on the WP:Belgium importance scale. If you could give it a brief look over and add anything you think is missing, I'd be grateful! Hope all is well with you! Brigade Piron (talk) 21:32, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Eggshell membrane[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 14:05, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

WHAT "original variant"[edit]

I looked back in the page history at previous versions, where the British spelling was firmly in place for a long time. "Strong national sentiment" doesn't mean a country has to be officially English speaking, it can refer to the type of English used in a given country or by a given group; myself I'm Canadian and use the -ize ending, but also use "ageing" instead of the abomination that is "aging", which just looks funny and comes off as if pronounced ay-ging. ENGVAR is not the only guideline that applies, and a strict reading of it is just, frankly, anal. British English is what is taught in Norwegian schools and was in use by Norwegian editors and contributors to this article and THAT should be respected, and US spellings should not be imposed without discussion; it is you who is without consensus for your position; the consensus observable in the previous versions of the article was that "ageing" and "-ise(d)" are what is used in "Norwegian English".Skookum1 (talk) 08:10, 19 July 2014 (UTC)!

Sonian Forest[edit]

Hi Oreo,

Would you support a move of this page to Forêt de Soignes? The current title sounds absolutely bizarre! Brigade Piron (talk) 09:55, 24 July 2014 (UTC)