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Carry On (franchise) merge discussion[edit]

I agree with a merge, but are you going to start the discussion, so that I can add my opinion? --Rob Sinden (talk) 15:49, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Hartley Colliery Disaster[edit]

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you recently added a citation needed flag to the final sentence of the "Causes" section in the Hartley Colliery Disaster article. I just added an explanation which I hope will satisfy your request even if I did not provide any sources. This is because my explanation comprises common knowledge from basic university level mechanical engineering textbooks. Furthermore, as I received my education in Germany, I couldn't provide anything but german sources. --BerlinSight (talk) 00:43, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

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Hmph. For a change, it was intentional: links to several members of the family. --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 23:20, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Railroads of Northern Chester County[edit]

Thanks for your recent work. I'll try to sweep together some Railway Age and other references sometime to bolster the two articles. I don't know where I got the bit about J. T. Dyer buying the DR&L rails. I vaguely remember looking it up in a contemporary journal of railway news, but neither Railway Age nor the relevant issues of Railway World online have it, so I'm at a bit of a loss. We may have to omit it, although the fact is so striking I can't believe I invented it out of whole cloth. I have seen one of the railroad's timetables in the ephemera collection at the Chester County Historical Society, showing it extending to "Springfield" (now Elverson) and projected on to Lancaster; however, the route from St. Peters to Springfield would clearly have been over the Wilmington & Northern's French Creek Branch (the "Hog's Back"). Lockart's book, unfortunately, is a terrible disappointment: most of it is taken up by a tepid rehashing of railroad trivia in general, and extracting useful information about its nominal subject is painful. (If you are Jim Lockart, I'm sorry, but it had to be said.) Choess (talk) 03:51, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

No, not Jim Lockart. Learned about the railroad from the Chester County Day publication last year. --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 19:08, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

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This one was knowing, as there is no one article about elimination tournaments. --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 14:28, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Cippi of Melqart[edit]

Hi,

Just to clear up the two points you raised in your notes on the article: There is Hebrew text in Bayer's book because Punic philologists realised the close link between Phoenician and Hebrew (they're both semitic languages), and attempted to improve on the translation's actual meaning by looking at different Hebrew versions of the texts. This is clearly explained in the article ("Further studies on the Melitensis prima text followed developments in the study of Phoenician grammar, comparing Punic specimens closely with Hebrew texts").

As for your query asking clarification on the phrase "Judging by the names on the main inscription, they..." - I think it's quite clear from both the preceding sentence (The names of the two patrons are Abdosir and Osirxamar), and the sentence itself speaks of 'Punic extraction' - implying it refers to persons, not individuals.

Thanks for your interest on the topic and your edits on the tenses!

reuv talk 20:41, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

I'd suggest adding to the caption to explain the presence of the Hebrew on the page, then. A stickler for antecedents, I'd see "they" as referring to the next-preceding noun, "names" (capable of being of Punic extraction) and not the individuals bearing the names. Just me, of course... --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 21:01, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
I went with both your suggestions....although I'm quite sure the text was rather clear in the second antecedental-incident! (...is it a rhyme? Is it a pun? :p ) I think I was trying to avoid repeating patrons too often, but there you go! reuv talk 21:16, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
XLNT. Naturally, it now occurs to me that the ambiguity could also be dealt with by making the second sentence a subordinate clause: "on behalf of the two patrons, Abdosir and Osirxamar, whose names suggest that they were of Punic extraction." --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 22:02, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

On Damiens etc.[edit]

Hi, there! In response to your query on HDQ:

Damiens, Ravaillac and a bunch of others quartered/dismembered in gruesome ways are dealt with on Dismemberment.Arildnordby (talk) 16:14, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

I hadn't seen the (sometimes snippy) discussion thread; thanks. Yes, I agree that at least a see also link is needed. --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 22:56, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
I added an implicit link in the lead section of HDQ; now, the word "quartered" is linked to Dismemberment. Furthermore, on the Capital Punishment template, I renamed "Drawing and Quartering" with "Hanged, Drawn and Quartered".Arildnordby (talk) 23:02, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
Noticed HDQ lacked the easy navigation template "Capital Punishment", so I added that as well.Arildnordby (talk) 23:06, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Ugly ownership screaming at Hanged, Drawn and Quartered[edit]

Unfortunately, there is a cabal at Hanged, Drawn and Quartered who refuses inclusion of the following template there: Template:Capital Punishment I think the template is very illumanitave, and should be de rigeur at execution pages. What do you think?Arildnordby (talk) 10:41, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Loath as I am to get into fights, it does seem that hanging, drawing, and quartering is a means of capital punishment (indeed, I know of no other use for the procedure). If such a template is standard in articles about execution methods, it should likely be included in this one as well. --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 00:07, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

The Flask, Hampstead[edit]

I reverted your edit because the question should have been on the talk page but I think the answer is that by the time it was named The Flask again, the Upper Flask no longer existed so they didn't need to say whether it was upper or lower. Cheers! Philafrenzy (talk) 19:42, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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Ha! Fixed it even before getting this message! --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 21:53, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

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Politics[edit]

Take a look at Soraya Post, Kristina Winberg and Peter Lundgren (politician).--BabbaQ (talk) 14:16, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

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Re: Roekiah[edit]

I just saw your note today (I missed it in the flurry of TFA, and was busy with some other things). Thanks for pushing me to look into it further... none of the sources I had dug up before FAC had her date of death, but through archive diving I came up with this, which answers your question: 2 September. Thanks again. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:44, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Pittsburgh/Pittsburg[edit]

Regarding your change in the Frank Ringo, you are correct that the city Pittsburgh in modern times is spelled with an "h" at the end. However, the official name of the city was "Pittsburg" from 1890 to 1911. Accordingly, in referring to the 19th century baseball team, they were known as, and remain properly referenced as, the Pittsburg Alleghenys, without the "h." Cbl62 (talk) 22:11, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

The linked article on the team spells the name with an h, so this is in the interests of consistency.... such as it is. --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 14:21, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
As a baseball writer, the Pittsburgh/Pittsburg thing comes up often for me. It drives me nuts that the city all of a sudden added an "h". The modern sources are inconsistent in how they refer to the Pittsburgh/Pittsburg club from the era when there was no "h". Given the inconsistency in modern sources, I've concluded its best to follow general Wikipedia practice in referring to place names as they were referenced historically at the time of the event under discussion. Cbl62 (talk) 15:53, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Doncha just love pretentious place names? I bet the real estate industry was behind that one, too. --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 14:20, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
But back to the point. Research! It seems that the spelling of the "official name" was a subject of contention a century or more ago. There had been an "h" since the 18th century, but U.S. Board on Geographic Names insisted on dropping the "h" from all "burghs" nationwide in 1890 (an example of federal government meddling?); the city government refused to go along. Seems to me that only the city can change its own name "officially". See this. Wow, I didn't know that. Thank you for getting me to learn something new today! --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 14:31, 17 July 2014 (UTC)