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A Malteste Cross for You![edit]

Proposta oficial de bandera d'Amposta 2.svg Maltese Cross
For creating the first female Maltese writer on wikipedia!! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:40, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Aww, thanks, Dr. Blofeld; that's very cool! --Rosiestep (talk) 03:38, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Dunno if you and Keibler cat are interested in Masikoro?♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:58, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Diana Culi...♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:42, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Shuttlecock, meh, given the reliance on those two sources it's inevitable isn't it? Somebody else can reword if if they think it's too close! Nup, not seen that film!! Will try to see it sometime!♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:39, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Still a day left on Finola Moorhead if you feel like adding a bit!♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:20, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

SoCal edit-a-thons on October 21 and 25[edit]

Upcoming SoCal edit-a-thons: UC Riverside (10/21, 10am-3pm) and Unforgetting L.A. (10/25, 9am-5pm)

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The Southern California Wikipedia community has two more events scheduled for the month of October: a water-related edit-a-thon at UC Riverside, and an Unforgetting L.A. event at the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar in conjunction with L.A. as Subject!

As part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries and to celebrate Open Access Week, UC Riverside is participating alongside other Western Waters Digital Library members in an edit-a-thon focusing on water issues. Join students and faculty learning how to edit! This event will take place on Tuesday, October 21 from 10am to 3pm at UCR's Orbach Science Library (map). RSVPs are requested here.

The Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon and training workshop will take place at the 9th annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, and is hosted by online magazine East of Borneo in partnership with L.A. as Subject. Join us on Saturday, October 25 from 9am to 5pm at the USC Doheny Memorial Library (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

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DYK nomination of Benguela Province[edit]

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Please see new note on DYK nomination page. Yoninah (talk) 22:08, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Lindita Arapi[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 01:29, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Shuttlecock (film)[edit]

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Checking in[edit]

How's Visual Editor working for you? Jaredzimmerman (WMF) (talk) 07:48, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

@Jaredzimmerman (WMF): I'm sorry but it's just not my cup of tea. However, I have taken to Vector and I'm glad to have made that change because HotCat is working fine now and I like the larger search box. I don't care for the serif header, but I can live with it. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:15, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for trying it out, I'm sure that Kaity would love to hear your thought about it and why it didn't work for you. Jaredzimmerman (WMF) (talk) 03:54, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
@Jaredzimmerman (WMF): Found the preference option for Vector classic typography (use only sans-serif in Vector skin) and selected it. :) --Rosiestep (talk) 17:12, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
@KHammerstein (WMF): I have an example right now of what isn't working for me with VE. I've made my first edit to Ana Mercedes Perez not using VE. I'm trying to make a second edit, where I want to augment her occupations from 'poet and writer' to 'writer, poet, translator, journalist and diplomat' and add a reference. I've translated the words from a Spanish-language article and I want to paste in that translation. First attempt: I paste once, but the words repeat 4 times. Second attempt: the pasted words repeat after the reference. So I won't save any of this and I'll return to non-VE editing.
writer, poet, translator, journalist and diplomat.<ref name="NweihedSalcedo2003">{{cite book|last1=Nweihed|first1=Kaldone G.|last2=Salcedo|first2=Ildefonso Méndez|title=Nogales Méndez, visto por propios y extraños|url=|year=2003|publisher=Biblioteca de Autores y Temas Tachirenses|language=Spanish|page=89}}</ref> writer, poet, translator, journalist and diplomat
Also, I like the "Show preview before edit box" preference, which doesn't appear to be available with VE. I like to simultaneously see both boxes as I'm figuring out what I want to add or subtract. --Rosiestep (talk) 17:12, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Support for Wikimedia grant[edit]

Hi Rosie! A colleague and I wrote a grant for Wikimedia to run edit-a-thons. I am trying to get some support for it from editors I have met. I know you are very involved in your local edit-a-thons. Would you mind looking it over and providing an endorsement? Thanks! --LibraryGurl (talk) 18:32, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Sara (Librarygurl)! That's a great project idea and I endorsed it. I also left a couple of comments on the grant's talkpage. If you've already considered the things I mention, maybe clarify on the grant page? If there's anything else I can do to support you form afar, just let me know! --Rosiestep (talk) 02:31, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Albion Mills, Southwark[edit]

I was going to review this article for DYK until I saw that it still needed a QPQ review. Meanwhile, I was disappointed to notice this lengthy passage added by you on 15th October at 15.23, which is identical to the source. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 15:59, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

@Cwmhiraeth: Thanks for considering reviewing the article. I'll do the QPQ today. Can you explain why the disappointment over a PD source from 1865 that has both an inline citation and appropriate source attribution in the reference section? The article is certainly long enough that the "lengthy passage" (2 sentences) do not need to be included in the 1500 minimum needed for the char count. --Rosiestep (talk) 16:04, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

OK. I'm pleased not to need to be disappointed any more. It had not occurred to me that the source was out of copyright, but I wouldn't copy anything in that way myself without putting it in inverted commas. My knowledge of such topics is limited so I had better just shut up. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:12, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
I see from this page that what you did is completely acceptable and the fact that I criticised you demonstrates that I don't know my stuff. Thanks for the cup cake, by the way. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:00, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

L.A. event on November 11, and a new Facebook group[edit]

Wik-Ed Women editing session (11/11, 6-10pm), and join our new Facebook group!

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DYK for Albion Mills, Southwark[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:02, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

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BNA access[edit]

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Ladislav Grosman[edit]

Hope everything went well. Any chance you could reword and source this, Vej tells me it was a copyvio on Czech wiki. I've reworded a bit already but could use some new sources and further rewording.♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:15, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Hello Rosie, thanks for your great work on improving of the Grosman's article. Could you please revdel this and this, please? Even though unintentional, it is a direct translation of a copyrighted text. Thank you. --Vejvančický (talk / contribs) 08:27, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

@Vejvančický: Hi there, and thanks for reaching out to me. Yes, Dr. Blofeld mentioned a few days ago that another editor translated copyrighted text into Ladislav Grosman. I don't see any notes on the articles talkpage about the copyvio issues; I'd recommend doing that asap. As I'm just back from a Wikibreak, I'm not in full swing yet, so I'll pass on working any further on the LG article at this time; sorry. --Rosiestep (talk) 16:35, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

I reworded a good chunk of it already.♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:36, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Dr. Blofeld Thanks! --Rosiestep (talk) 17:38, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Cardamom production[edit]

Excellent start! BTW I miss Keibler cat already, I'm going to put her on my talk page instead!♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:05, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Why is production in past tense? I began rewording but then realised the whole thing is in the 1908 source and I haven't got sources to support that this is still done today! Heck, if that practice was dated in 1908 today it would be ancient!♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:45, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Those processes appeared to be archaic, ergo the past tense. --Rosiestep (talk) 16:36, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

I've cut out a lot of it Rosie as I think it's too dated and difficult to read for wikipedia. I think for an article like this it's best to rely on current up to date sources. Some of the info is still relevant though, but we need some contemporary sources backing production methods!♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:05, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Wow, evil cat! Started Le Droit des Femmes which you or Aymatth2 might further add to, I've got to get on with Spokane now. Not sure that cover I uploaded it the paper as the title is slightly different, possible it is a rival journal.♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:58, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

That enough? Can you add a bit to Lionel Hamilton, look at imdb filmography or something and mention some other appearances with book refs. That should do it. Kettering Savoy is enough I think but might need a reword in parts.♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:38, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for that, Chiesa di San Giovenale (Orvieto) looks to be DYK worthy thanks to Ipigott.♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:44, 24 November 2014 (UTC)


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DYK for Cardamom production[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:16, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Finola Moorhead[edit]

Hi. Hope you're well. I came across this article in DYK and it looked interesting enough that I did a little copyedit and some refwork on it. I hope for the better. The climax line I think is not quite right as according to the ref Hawthorne is the one who had the conversation with Moorhead and many others and not Stead. Stead just suggested the no male characters in a book bit. Hope I didn't misread that. Also the title of the works in the selected works has inconsistency in which words are capitalised. If it's actually how the novels are titled then fair enough but looked odd to me. Overall, thanks for expanding such an article! Cowlibob (talk) 20:26, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi Cowlibob and thanks for improving the article. And if you think it needs further re-wording, go for it. I made the capitalization more consistent in the selected works section, though some of that now doesn't exactly line up with Worldcat's capitalization... still, I think it was the right thing to do. Best, --Rosiestep (talk) 05:56, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks much[edit]

Thank you for upgrading in quality the article I'd created, No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel, from Start-class to C-class, much appreciated! :) — Cirt (talk) 16:49, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

It's a nice article, Cirt. Cheers. --Rosiestep (talk) 17:33, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, your kind words about my quality improvement efforts on Wikipedia are most appreciated! — Cirt (talk) 17:34, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Meet The Flintstones[edit]

I can't believe this article was missing!! Can you find more and nom? You might also find more on Don Terry and Café Montmartre. Don't you just love buildings from that era [1] Dr. Blofeld 20:27, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Benguela Province[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:53, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Finola Moorhead[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:38, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 26 November 2014[edit]

Re: DYK QPQ[edit]

Let me brush up on the DYK rules for a few minutes and I'll take one on. :) We hope (talk) 21:52, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Just reviewed Turboliner We hope (talk) 22:23, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Re: Don Terry at DYK[edit]

I just read something at his Find A Grave page and was able to check it out to RS's. He married a daughter of the founders of StarKist Tuna and was an executive there after his movie career was done. The couple had 2 daughters and were close to the Nixons. She died 20 years after he did and left quite a large estate by the look of the bequests made. These are newspaper sources. Can I add this now that the article's at DYK? Thanks, We hope (talk) 00:54, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Am drafting this section in my sandbox now--will add it when done. He certainly had some great, good fortune, didn't he? Getting discovered at the Montmartre and marrying into the family who owned StarKist. Will let you know when I have it in the article. We hope (talk) 01:33, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
OK-have added the section to the article. We hope (talk) 02:43, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Lyceum and Lawn Tennis Club[edit]

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Mary Wollstonecraft Award[edit]

Oh, this is lovely - thanks very much. I'm always happy to help out as needed. :-)

A thought: we have Category:Women writers by century - what about Category:Women scientists by century? I can start working on that if you think it'd be viable.

Keep up the good work, and happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 23:55, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

OK - I've got a few things to run through first, but I'll ask about it in a couple of days, I think. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 00:50, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

I would also like to thank you. I'll create a few articles on women writers as part of my "thank you".:)--Cattus talk 05:26, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Rosie!♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:58, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

OOOOoooh.... I got one too. Nice to be mentioned amongst such alumni as I see above. Thanks Rosie Victuallers (talk) 15:29, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

And tante grazie from me too, Rosie! What a lovely surprise to find on my talk page! I hope to create some more articles on Italian women writers this month. In the meantime, thanks so much for your kindness and thoughtfulness. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 09:51, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

I've got a question for you[edit]

Hi, Rosiestep, I'd like to ask your advice about something I once run into but can no longer pinpoint exactly. This is about the use of non-free files showing covers of copyrighted books, in the infoboxes of their authors. Recently I uploaded such image for the biography of Agnieszka Biedrzycka. It is the cover of her most important publication so far. It has been nominated for deletion today. I do remember reading that such use of non-free items in new bios of writers is allowable. I've seen it done before, but I'm unable to find anything relevant in our guidelines anymore. Do you have any advice or insight on how I can solve it? Thanks in advance, Poeticbent talk 19:35, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Poeticbent. Good question. I think #9 here might help. If it doesn't, we can ask the question at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Women writers. Let me know? --Rosiestep (talk) 23:27, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Rosiestep. The shortcut WP:NFC#UUI (per above) links to "Unacceptable use". The correct one is WP:NFCI for the "Acceptable" one. I looked at it already. The rule is too vague to be of much use for us. It speaks about the "Cover art from various items, for visual identification only in the context of critical commentary of that item (not for identification without critical commentary)" (end of quote), but the real problem is the word "item" which I mentioned already at the Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2014 November 30#File:Agnieszka Biedrzycka - Kalendarium Lwowa (2012).jpg. The "item" in this case is a "book" itself, not the "book cover", because the cover is composed of simple lettering and an old griffin in GFDL. Poeticbent talk 00:05, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
Oh, ok. Sorry I couldn't be of more help! --Rosiestep (talk) 00:36, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Núria Albó[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:43, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Apollo Hotel Amsterdam might interest you for DYK. A hook about the five canals might be good.♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:40, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Hello Rosiestep, thank you for being the first to welcome me on Wikipedia and a friendly invitation to The Teahouse. I would like to ask for assistance from more experienced and friendly editors with editing the Jason Tom article as a I have almost no experience with Wikipedia editing and also with clean up and a possible rewrite proposal as it has been recommended by an editor. I am not sure who on Wikipedia to turn to as I am new to the Wikipedia community. Thank you Rosiestep. I would like to gradually work on editing other Wikipedia articles of interest as time progresses and when time permits. -Rogerdatway (talk) 01:30, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Rosiestep, thank you for your great suggestions. I will look into each to help improve on and clean up the article to follow Wikipedia guidelines. I realized only after the fact that I made a mistake by blanking the talkpage and will be sure not to do that again by accident. I will learn from these mistakes and work on not repeating them in the future. Thank you for your friendly help and assistance Rosiestep. -Rogerdatway (talk) 03:02, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Lyceum and Lawn Tennis Club[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:01, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 December 2014[edit]


I would like to help but I am topic banned from post-1900 serbia and serbs topics. I hope this ban will be lifted soon, so I would be able to help sometime in future. All the best.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 23:34, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Nominations for the Military history Wikiproject's Historian and Newcomer of the Year Awards are now open![edit]

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DYK nomination of Apollo Hotel Amsterdam[edit]

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Wikidata weekly summary #136[edit]

A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Thanks so much for all your hard work on the new Bimini Baths article, which I greatly enjoyed reading and reviewing for DYK. I wasn't trying to be overly critical during the review process, so hopefully you didn't perceive me as such. I have now gone back to the article and (to the best of my ability) addressed the final two issues I brought up at the DYK nomination, before I then uploaded and added a public domain image to the article as well. I don't know why it is taking so long to be confirmed and promoted, but everything in the article does look great to me now. Thanks again for such an interesting article! It reminds me a bit of The Land of Sunshine, one of my former DYK articles. Michael Barera (talk) 21:37, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Yummy cookie; thanks Michael Barera! The best of articles, IMHO, are a team project, so thank you for improving the article and uploading the image. As for why it takes a while (sometimes) to confirm/promote articles, I'd say, "it just depends", and there's really no rush with this one so it's all good. Would love to collaborate with you on some future article. Ping me if you want another pair of hands on something... --Rosiestep (talk) 03:04, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the offer! I'll definitely keep you in mind as I work on future articles. And thanks again for creating the Bimini Baths article. Take care! Michael Barera (talk) 03:07, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

BNA access[edit]

Hi. You requested access to a British Newspaper Archive account via The Wikipedia Library a long time ago. I took over responsibilities as the account coordinator and I approved you for an account about a month ago. I still need you to follow the steps indicated on the e-mail I sent you, including submitting your information on the Google doc that e-mail indicates. If I don't have that information by 15 December, I'm going to archive your application with no further action.

If there's been any confusion or crossed-wires about this process, I apologize. I understand your request waited for some time before I e-mailed you. I'm eager to catch-up with the backlog of requests and other editors are waiting for accounts. Chris Troutman (talk) 22:15, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Chris troutman, and sorry for my delay. My son got married last month and your email got buried. I think I've taken care of all of the steps now. --Rosiestep (talk) 02:25, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Anna Mackenzie[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:22, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

L.A. edit-a-thon this Sunday, December 14[edit]

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Swedish writers[edit]

Sure. I'll take a look later today, maybe this evening, and see what I can find. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:30, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Finally got to it - and created Category:Swedish women novelists, too, while I was at it. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:21, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Huffington Post article[edit]

Congratulations, how nice! I was a big Margaret Mead fan myself and wanted to study anthropology too! My dad felt it was a waste of time and made me study math or he wouldn't support my education at all. Thanks to a career in computers I have been able to tour the world anyway, so maybe he was right. Jane (talk) 18:14, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Jane023, that is so cool to learn about you. Small world. Hmm, maybe we should work on the Margaret Mead article. Lol. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:22, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
Adding my congratulations as well, such a nice article and a great story. Thanks for everything you've done (and continue to do, and will do...) for Wikipedia and the world.  :) Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 19:28, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Philippe (WMF); appreciate that. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:22, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
How nice it was to read this delightful article about you, a delightful person, right after reading the Slate article on Wikipedia, which can be summarized as "accentuate the negative". Cullen328 Let's discuss it 03:34, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
Cullen328, thank you! Just saw the Slate article, and yup, it's a very different story. Can't help but wonder, WWHSS (what would Hari Seldon say)? Note to myself: need to get a bracelet with that acronym. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:54, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
I call Isaac Asimov the one man Book of the Month Club. You are similarly prolific. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 04:12, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
Great article! I'm forwarding it to someone at my local university, whom I'm trying to organize a regular local editathon with.
But also, I'm replying up here because, once when I visited the WMF office in SF (wherein I met Cullen328!), I brought this sign with me (it matches the newer version of their usual signs) plus 3 copies of Foundation. They ended up using the other sign I took for that room, which said "Ford Prefect", so I stuck the first one in the stationary cupboard for secret meetings ;-) Both were labeled R42, because the short story "The Encyclopedists" was published in 1942, and it works for Ford Prefect for obvious reasons. I like the sound of that bracelet! Best wishes, Quiddity (talk) 04:32, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
So cool, Quiddity, to meet another HS fan! Glad someone else "gets it", you know? I think I'll have to make the bracelet, but it shouldn't be too hard. --Rosiestep (talk) 04:45, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Rosie, you are so fantastic! It's a privilege to know you. :) Keilana|Parlez ici 04:20, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Keilana, thank you... and know I feel the same way about you! --Rosiestep (talk) 15:45, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
Well done you and thanks for all your contributions. The internet, and Wikipedia in particular, can share the wisdom of ages (I too am not in the first flushes of youth). Your ancestors would be proud! YellowFratello (talk) 09:36, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, YellowFratello!

That was fucking lovely. You are awesome :) Ocaasi t | c 16:47, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Ocaasi! You are, too! --Rosiestep (talk) 02:31, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Rosie, when I read the Huffington article, I puffed myself up with pride and thought, "I know her!" I mean, I've actually met you in person! What an honor and privilege to be able to say that. You deserve all the honors and recognition. Congrats, and keep up the good work. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 17:32, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Figureskatingfan. I'm very pleased with how Netha Hussain wrote up the interview. I'm hopeful that articles such as this interview, which have a positive spin on editing Wikipedia, will motivate women to click Wikipedia's edit button. --Rosiestep (talk) 02:31, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Glad to see I got a mention, nothing about being evil though :-)♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:29, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Dang, Dr. Blofeld, HufPo must have cut out all the evil stuff I said about you! Lol! I've worked on a lot of articles with you and Nvvchar, so it's cool that it's memorialized in the interview. :) --Rosiestep (talk) 02:31, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

That was such a great article, Congratulations! I showed it to some of my friends at work today. Very inspiring! KConWiki (talk) 01:24, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

KConWiki - I'm blushing. That is so sweet of you. --Rosiestep (talk) 02:31, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks, Rosie, for remembering me. Can you pl point me to the HufPo url?--Nvvchar. 03:38, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
Hi,Nvvchar, and so glad to hear from you. Here's the link. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:42, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
Hi, Rosie. Very nice article in Hufpost, where I got to see your picture with your son. Well deserved. Once again thanks for mentioning my name among your collaborators in DYK. I am still busy with Wikiquote here [2] covering India related articles. If you have any specific article fro which I could contribute, pl let me know. --Nvvchar. 04:18, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
I was delighted to read the Huffington Post article and I congratulate you on your dedication to Wikipedia, a good way of leaving a lasting legacy. It is always interesting to put substance to a disembodied name. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:22, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Bimini Baths[edit]

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The Signpost: 10 December 2014[edit]

Salta, Cumbria[edit]

Thanks for sorting out the sourcing. I don't know if you can try some searches in google books or web PDFs and find some further scraps, I think it can scrape GA. You might also be interested in adding to Kajaani Church and nomming.♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:31, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Tomorrow yeah. Doubt you'll find anything more on Salta. Can you find anything on East Carson Avenue, Vegas? I was going to start it now, runs parallel to Fremont.♦ Dr. Blofeld 22:17, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Oddly doesn't seem to be notable, you'd expect it being central and running next to Fremont it would be more notable!!♦ Dr. Blofeld 22:24, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

I've given Thurso a big chop. It was really needed I think as it was festering, not sure it you want to try to salvage some of what was deleted with improved sourcing. It's certainly worth working on and has an interesting history. Something might be salvaged from here and kept nice and clean with good sourcing. I may look into it tomorrow too. Perhaps Sagaciousphil would be interested?♦ Dr. Blofeld 22:54, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

I've found what I could on the castle, not that much solid detail about it, is that OK? I've cleaned up Thurso now, it won't be reverted from now on. Perhaps you might like to add a section in it on landmarks and add a summary of the church and castle there? I've added a bit on the church but you might add some of the info in the castle article to the history and landmarks section. I may consider taking it to GA eventually, would be good to have one from that area.♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:50, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Churches in Highland seem to be poorly covered. I bet there's some fascinating little old quaint churches up there. A List of churches in Highland (council area) might be a good place to start.♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:22, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

There's a good introductory source for historic churches in Highland here. Some look really interesting.♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:43, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

A huge number of churches in the commons!! Just a dozen or so is enough to working on it like those in the Britainexpress source. I might try to attract one of the editors who works on Scottish architecture or Peter/Bencherlite and suggest that somebody work on detailed table articles by county of Highland or something. Still, a very basic rough main list is at least a start.♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:51, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Template:Lists of churches in Scotland... Rather ambitious but a very basic list for each for starters is a start. Eventually it would be nice to have detailed lists by county with pretty pictures and sourced info in tables, I'm sure eventually we'll have that but I'm not doing it!! A good place to start would at least be to create lists with all the entries in the council area categories and simply add a photo or two. Hopefully then at some point somebdy will come along and develop them like the listed buildings or Peter Vardy's detailed lists in Cheshire.♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:24, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

It's best I think to work on a bite-sized area and try to ignore how much is missing!! Template:Churches in Caithness should be OK for now. Browsing in the commons will turn up loads. Some may have more for them than others though. Surprising how much is actually missing. I'll probably create a few more church lists by council area over the Christmas period. For now best to concentrate on that north coast Caithness area! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:55, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

LOL. The Hunger Games sadly didn't cut the mustard for my film list.♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:17, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

That may be, but I think Jennifer Lawrence is a good actress. --Rosiestep (talk) 20:32, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Oh she is, but just don't rate The Hunger Games! Yes for some reason when the weather's cold here and it's nice and cosy I like to work on "cold" areas of the world whether its Scotland or ski resorts or whatever. Cortina I had been hoping to work on over Christmas.♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:24, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

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One source about Don Terry[edit]

I found one source explaining his founding the hydrocarbon research institute. He is named "Don Loker" or "Donald Loker". --George Ho (talk) 00:27, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

George Ho, that is really cool. Please add it if you wish! --Rosiestep (talk) 02:01, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
I don't know where to add it except in "Post-film life and career" section, unfortunately. I don't know which position. --George Ho (talk) 02:02, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
George Ho, how about 1 sentence in the final paragraph? --Rosiestep (talk) 02:05, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Done already. The rest is yours. --George Ho (talk) 02:49, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 December 2014[edit]

Merry Christmas[edit]

Rosiestep, these greetings come to you from the land where it is always a white Christmas and he is our neighbour.
I'd like to wish you all the best. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. - CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 19:37, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

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Why thank you *blush*. Same to you - and happy editing into the new year!
(And congrats on the HuffPo article, by the way. I know I'm a bit late to the game, but still and all...) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:42, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Seasons Greetings[edit]

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Hello Rosiestep, My heartfelt and warm greetings for a Happy Christmas and New year 2015. May it bring you joy, happiness and everything else you deserve.--Nvvchar. 07:18, 20 December 2014 (UTC)


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