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Welcome to the 40th edition of my talk page. Please leave me a message below and I will generally reply on your talk page. Although my email address is enabled, I do not check often (so I may be slow in replying to email and very much prefer to have conversations here). Please note that while I will do a peer review on just about any article if asked, it will often take me a week or more, and I do not have the time to do copyedits. If you want me to review an article, please open a peer review on it first. Thanks for stopping by and happy editing! Ruhrfisch ><>°° 01:46, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

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C-SPAN back at FAC

Hi there, Ruhrfisch. I realize it's been some time since you were actively involved with the C-SPAN article, but your suggestions and edits were very helpful in improving the page the first time I went through the FAC process, so I wanted to let you know that I've re-submitted it.

If you are interested in stopping by and giving the article one final review it would be greatly appreciated. And, if everything checks out, I hope you'll be able to voice your support. The discussion on the FAC page can be found here. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 18:26, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 14:48, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Sullivan County NRHP sites

Needs some red

For a purely egotistical reason - a big red splotch on the NRHP article quality map - I'd like to get at least one of the articles Eagles Mere Historic District and Sullivan County Courthouse (Pennsylvania) up to the level of "Start". I know you've brought the majority of the NRHP articles in that county up to FA. So any interest in working on those 2? Any help appreciated. Smallbones(smalltalk) 19:24, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

MfD nomination of User:RandJshow/Hantz

User:RandJshow/Hantz, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:RandJshow/Hantz and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:RandJshow/Hantz during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Whpq (talk) 02:13, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

History of KFC

Hi, User:Jerem43 tells me that you're really good at prepping articles for FA review. Would you mind prepping the History of KFC article? Farrtj (talk) 12:47, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Here we are: [1] Farrtj (talk) 12:09, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Fishing Creek (North Branch Susquehanna River) (and the peer review)

Hi, Rurhfish. I've edited the hydrology section to be less redundant. Are there any other suggestions before I take it to FAC? --Jakob (Scream about the things I've broken) 01:47, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Happy Holidays...

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 23:54, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Triple Crown

The clock is ticking, but the content is still featured. Five or more years have passed, and as such, it's my pleasure to award this Timeless Imperial Triple Crown to Ruhrfisch as a recognition for keeping his Imperial Triple Crown intact until this day and beyond. Congratulations! — ΛΧΣ21 Call me Hahc21 00:28, 22 December 2013 (UTC)


Seasonal greetings

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Christmas greetings for 2013 and best wishes for 2014. Peace on earth and goodwill to all

May you take pleasure in all you do and find success and happiness
Brianboulton (talk) 21:48, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year on this foggy Christmas Eve. Finetooth (talk) 00:55, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Merry Christmas from North Carolina. Looks like it's going to be a crisp but sunny day. Gerry D (talk) 12:59, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
Hope you had Merry Christmas as well. I'm also hoping 2014 will be a more productive than this year (haven't had another FA in while). Niagara ​​Don't give up the ship 04:25, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Happy holidays

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I dare you to tell me that you did not smile.


Cheers!
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Merry Christmas Ruhrfisch!! Have a great 2014!!♦ Dr. Blofeld 07:27, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!

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I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014!
This greeting (and season) promotes WikiLove and hopefully this note has made your day a little better. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person.

Happy New Year! — ΛΧΣ21 Call me Hahc21 10:08, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

And the same to you!

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May 2013 bring you joy, happiness – and no trolls or vandals!

All the best

Gavin / SchroCat (talk) 22:42, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Best wishes

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Wishing you all the best for 2014. Ceoil (talk) 23:27, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Fishing Creek (North Branch Susquehanna River)

I see the peer review has been closed. As there anything more I should do to the article before taking it to FAC? Thanks, --Jakob (talk) 22:39, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Today's featured article

You took part in the FAC of Waveguide filter which has now been promoted to a featured article. I have nominated it as a candidate for Today's featured article. If you wish, you can support that nomination here. Regards, SpinningSpark 17:31, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Best wishes. Seek peer review

Hi. Please, could you peer review this article, Ense3. I do appreciate your help. Thanks in advance. Emekadavid (talk) 19:20, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year!

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May you and yours enjoy a healthful, happy and productive 2014!

Thank you for the holiday wishes, and thank you for all you do!

Best regards, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:23, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

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Ezra Pound

Hi Ruhrfisch, I'd like to submit Ezra Pound for PR and have made an absolute mess! I forgot to save the talk page. I thought it wouldn't transclude and so did it again, which created two PR pages, #2, and #3. To add insult to injury, I've put a page delete tag on number three, [2], but that's the one that's transcluded. Please advise! Thanks. Hope you're well and surviving btw - don't see you around much these days. Victoria (tk) 00:38, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Notification of automated file description generation

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Thanks and please

My email account has just been opened up, after weeks of resistance from its resident bug, and so I saw the message you sent me last month. Sorry not to have acknowledged before, but I had no idea it was there! I'm not sure the Shackleton documentary has been shown here yet, but I'll look out for it. I don't write much in that line these days, but I still find the stories of the old expeditions gripping.

I realise that you are not too active these days, but I would very much value your input on an issue which has arisen on my current FAC, Profumo affair, which recounts a notorious British political scandal of 1963. There are no relevant non-free images of the main protagonists, so the article is festooned with location shots and quote boxes. I have, however, claimed fair use for the lead image of Profumo, the central figure in the scandal, because of his very close identification with the affair to the exclusion of almost every other aspect of his life. My use has been challenged, perfectly reasonably, at the FAC. I would like to get a wider range of opinion on the issue and, if you have a moment or two, would be very grateful if you would look in. Brianboulton (talk) 13:58, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

(Later): There is no longer a need for you to concern yourself with this, as there has been sufficient discussion on the FAC page to resolve the issue. I hope that you are well and that you may one day feel ready to return to regular editing. Best wishes, Brianboulton (talk) 00:16, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Greetings- I'm back on a limited basis

Hey Bro- I'm back with minimal access to the internet, after spending about 6 months very sick in the hospital at Death's Door (see my talk page or contact User:koavf, who I had to write via snail mail) for details. Currently, I am in a Nursing Home learning how to walk and breathe on my own. I hope to find alternatives so I can do more serious editing soon, and not just from this computer in the gym!! Big love to you, of course! --Leahtwosaints (talk) 19:24, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Can you help me and another photographer wiki editor out?

Hi! Thanks for your assistance! I got the following email from a very professional and generous new Wikipedian but don't have enough time and access to help him. I think I helped him upload a photo to Commons and now he has a better one which unknowingly he posted and it was nominated for deletion... something like that, probably to Wikipedia, not commons? As I said, I haven't the time to check it out but he is so worth it. Just needs a bit of guidance as a newbie. His email reads thus: Hi, it's Brian McMillen the jazz photographer. Are you still working on Wikipedia? You were so helpful to me. If you are, I am feeling swamped trying to delete a photo, or even send a message to another user, such as your self, via your talk page. I don't know how to do that, so I am emailing.

I received an email from a certain user, Mercurywoodrose, who is streamlining categories, and also wants to delete file of mine, because I've uploaded a higher quality version of the same image, which is in use on a Wikipedia page. The old one looks bad and is not being used anywhere. I am happy to delete it, but don't know how, and don't know how to say it's OK to do it. Can you help??

I was directed to https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Red_Garland.jpg

I hope you are doing super! And if you aren't working on this stuff any more, sorry to bug you.

Best regards, brianmcmillen

If you look at my talk page you can find his user and talk page, where he also left a note about this problem. Can you help??? Thanks- --Leahtwosaints (talk) 02:45, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Can you help me and another photographer wiki editor out?

Hi! Thanks for your assistance! I got the following email from a very professional and generous new Wikipedian but don't have enough time and access to help him. I think I helped him upload a photo to Commons and now he has a better one which unknowingly he posted and it was nominated for deletion... something like that, probably to Wikipedia, not commons? As I said, I haven't the time to check it out but he is so worth it. Just needs a bit of guidance as a newbie. His email reads thus: Hi, it's Brian McMillen the jazz photographer. Are you still working on Wikipedia? You were so helpful to me. If you are, I am feeling swamped trying to delete a photo, or even send a message to another user, such as your self, via your talk page. I don't know how to do that, so I am emailing.

I received an email from a certain user, Mercurywoodrose, who is streamlining categories, and also wants to delete file of mine, because I've uploaded a higher quality version of the same image, which is in use on a Wikipedia page. The old one looks bad and is not being used anywhere. I am happy to delete it, but don't know how, and don't know how to say it's OK to do it. Can you help??

I was directed to https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Red_Garland.jpg

I hope you are doing super! And if you aren't working on this stuff any more, sorry to bug you.

Best regards, brianmcmillen

If you look at my talk page you can find his user and talk page, where he also left a note about this problem. Can you help??? Thanks- PS- I asked one other editor for help, but given your status in commons, I think you may be more likely to give this a go... hope it's OK --Leahtwosaints (talk) 02:51, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

enwp10

Are you in touch with CBM over the enwp10 tool? czar  13:34, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Thorpe affair

Per your request, this is to let you know that Thorpe affair has been nominated at FAC. Brianboulton (talk) 19:06, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Fishing Creek FAC

Hi. I'd be grateful if you could comment on Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Fishing Creek (North Branch Susquehanna River)/archive3 since you participated in the Peer Review and have experience with this type of article. --Jakob (talk) (my editor review) 23:45, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Fishing_Creek_(North_Branch_Susquehanna_River)

Hi! If you have time, would you be able to look over the second half of the Fishing Creek article, especially geology and recreation? I'd appreciate it. --Jakob (talk) 13:08, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Image review

Hi Ruhrfisch, I wonder if I could ask a favour, please? I have an article at FAC at the moment that is in need of an image review. I normally pester Crisco until he cries and gives in, but as he's cleaned and uploaded some of the images here, he's recused himself from duties. Would you be able to step into the role on this one? No problems if you're unable to, of course. Cheers - SchroCat (talk).

The Sun Also Rises

Hi Ruhrfisch, I know you're not around much these days, sadly, but am stopping by to ask for a favor. File:Hemingway bullfighting cropped.png got deleted from Commons and from the article, [3], and I'm hoping we can rescue the image. It's one from the Kennedy Library, with copyright released, so it shouldn't have been deleted. I remember that you made a template for those, and I probably should know where to find that. If we can bring it back, I was thinking maybe upload here and put a "keep local" tag on, so that I can watch. My Commons access is problematic and I don't seem to have the energy to do anything about it. I'm not in a hurry at all, but if you're really not around or not editing, then I understand completely and will ask someone else. I hope all is well. Enjoy your summer. Victoria (tk) 23:43, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

I know...

...it's a big ask, but I've had The Boat Race 2012 open at PR for nearly three weeks now, and nothing. I'm not sure why it's such an undesirable article to peer review, but for some reason it's going to drop off the arse end of PR with nothing. Any chance, as a favour to a fellow who used to do quite a bit of PR work, that you or someone you know could cast an eye over the article? Not a problem if it's no go, just let me know and I'll avoid taking these articles to PR, at the moment I've got about 8 GAs and 10 GANs, several of which I want to take to FAC but would prefer a PR beforehand.... if each nomination is greeted with three weeks of silence, I'll know to avoid that process and go straight for FAC. Hope you're well, my best. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:47, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Handel, Lascia ch’io pianga autograph score, 1711.jpg

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Handel, Lascia ch’io pianga autograph score, 1711.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the file's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the file description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you object to the listing for any reason. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 09:29, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Alkali metal

Hi Ruhrfisch. I did a lot of work on the article since the last peer review: how is it now? My eventual goal is still FA. Double sharp (talk) 10:49, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Exelon Pavilions

Please rejoin the discussion at Talk:Exelon_Pavilions#Height_restrictions_and_so_on.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 13:37, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Talkback

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I've done what you suggested. BTW the article is also up for FAC (in case you weren't aware of that) --Jakob (talk) 23:18, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Commons deletions

As a commenter at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Cloud Gate/archive4 and Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Millennium Park/archive3, I am notifying you that File:Cloud Gate boy reflection.jpg is up for deletion in a mass deletion at Commons:Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Cloud Gate (note that you have to scroll down past a couple of closed discussions at the top). As co-nominator at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Exelon Pavilions/archive1, Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/BP Pedestrian Bridge/archive3 and Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Jay Pritzker Pavilion/archive1, I am notifying you that File:2005-10-13 2880x1920 chicago above millennium park.jpg is in the same mass deletion. As a commentor at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink/archive1, I am notifying you that File:The Bean and McCormick Tribune Plaza.jpg is in the same mass deletion.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 06:20, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Honey, I'm home!

After 10 months in the hospital, I am back, albeit slowly right for the next couple of weeks, but I'm staying in my father's home until I'm more stabilized and everything in my body doesn't hurt just from standing or sitting! So much has changed since I've been gone; rules that relate to what I do (esp. in uploading photos from Flickr-- I see some are now directly uploaded there differently) so I'm going to have plenty of questions. Happy to be home though. Missed you and a few more here.. funny. --Leahtwosaints (talk) 16:48, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Announcing: NRHP Fall Photo Contest!

The WP:NRHP Fall 2014 Photo Contest will kick off at midnight eastern time on Monday September 1! This is an opportunity for all folks with a camera (or a sketchpad and scanner, doncha know) and an interest in the National Register of Historic Places to just have some low-key fun and maybe get some barnstars. Come submit some photos or pose a challenge to your fellow editors. And maybe, just maybe, along the line we'll improve the encyclopedia... (Note that while this contest is intentionally concurrent with Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 and the Wikipedia Summer of Monuments, there ain't gonna be no cash prizes or press releases here. But compete in 'em all if you like - we won't be jealous.) — Ipoellet (talk) 22:55, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Gates County

Thanks for the protection on that article. And my apologies. I was doing a bit of anti-vandalism this morning, and I lost track, so didn't realize that I had also reverted 3 times. I did attempt to get him to bring it up on the talk page, but he seemed reticent to do so.Onel5969 (talk) 21:02, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Illustrations for PA municipalities

If you have time, I'd appreciate your help with a project that I've just created at User:Nyttend/Pennsylvania, with a goal of illustrating every Pennsylvania municipality. I'm not asking for photo-taking assistance (although of course it's certainly welcome) but for article-checking; if you want to help, just check articles to see whether they already have photos, and for bonus points, find already-onwiki photos for unillustrated municipalities. Thanks! Nyttend (talk) 03:51, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Greetings

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Christmas greetings for 2014, and best wishes for 2015. Here's to another year's successful editing, more covered bridges,
and down with the trolls, vandals and bores. Peace on earth and goodwill to all! Brianboulton (talk) 19:24, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!

A very happy Christmas and New Year to you! Scrooges third visitor-John Leech,1843.jpg


May 2014 bring you joy, happiness – and no trolls or vandals!

All the best

Gavin / SchroCat (talk) 09:48, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Today's Featured Article: Notification

This is to inform you that Hillsgrove Covered Bridge, which you nominated at WP:FAC, will appear on the Main Page as Today's Featured Article on 8 January 2015. The proposed main page blurb is here; you may amend if necessary. Please check for dead links and other possible faults before the appearance date. Brianboulton (talk) 10:02, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Glad to see your work in the limelight now and again. Finetooth (talk) 05:18, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
Hey, Finetooth and RF, always good to have an excuse to drop by. I had to squeeze the text down to 1200 characters; was there anything I left out you'd like to see put back in? - Dank (push to talk) 21:53, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks everyone - I should have more time to reply tomorrow. The bridge was badly damaged in a flood late in 2011 and has since been beautifully repaired. I am pretty sure I can update the article in plenty of time before Jan 9 (and have lots of new photos to upload too), but the blurb will need to be updated to reflect this as well. Brianboulton if you would rather reschedule this for later, I understand. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 01:49, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Okay, I've watchlisted the article. - Dank (push to talk) 02:31, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
As I am still feeling my way in the business of TFA scheduling (and "procedure" is not my strong point!) I'd prefer not to reschedule the bridge, unless it's impossible to update it in time. There are complications about changing the temporary protection, etc. Perhaps you'd leave me a message aound 3rd or 4th, if you think it would be inadvisable to run the article on 9th, and I'll deal with it then. Brianboulton (talk) 10:03, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Christmas

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Best christmas and new year. Another year down, and so much more to write. Thanks for all your contribuitions and being part of the community. Hope January is at least resonabally tolerable for you. Ceoil (talk) 23:43, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry christmas

Happy Holidays

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. - Ealdgyth - Talk 15:07, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Enjoy Festivus!

Since so many people we know, living in the melting pot of Washington DC have all kinds of religious beliefs (or none at all), we decided to follow an idea from a Seinfeld TV suggestion that was sort of funny but works for us... so Merry Festivus to you in this holiday season! Last year this time I was in a coma, so I guess now that I'm out of the hospital ICU and the nursing homes learning how to raise my head from my pillow, pushing the button for the nurse, which I was too weak to do even though the fragile very elderly patients could use the "special" one that they tried with me, to eventually sitting on my own, and by August 2014 walking, I've been blessed. Merry Festivus and thank you kindly for remembering me. You have helped me in so many ways as both an editor/Admin. and a really decent stand-up kind of guy, I'm honored! Treat yourself to something nice this season!--Leahtwosaints (talk) 16:48, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Seasonal greetings returned

And thank you! Have a very merry Christmas too, yourself! (here's still hoping we might get together in person, to hike at Ricketts Glen if nothing else, in 2015. Daniel Case (talk) 16:52, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to a great editor. Finetooth (talk) 19:51, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for remembering me again this Christmas, Ruhrfisch! God bless you and keep you! – Athaenara 20:38, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

And the same! Enjoy the holidays; a productive 2015 to you. All the best. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 20:44, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

I didn't quite realize that Chanukkah required a Christmas tree. ;) Mitch32(The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity.) 21:27, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Goddamn it, I was being a crock. Mitch32(The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity.) 00:42, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Paulins Kill heading to FAR

See Talk:Paulins Kill#Paulins Kill review on hold. « Ryūkotsusei » 22:02, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, old friend! I hope you and yours are well. I'll never forget your phone call. You'll always be a friend in my book. Take care. IvoShandor (talk) 03:56, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

And season's greetings and a happy new year from Scotland. All the best for 2015. Ben MacDui 09:21, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR Hoping 2015 will be a great year for you! Thank you for your contributions!
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Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of tributaries of Catawissa Creek/archive1

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of tributaries of Catawissa Creek/archive1. I thought your feedback on this FLC would be valuable since you have experience with a very similar FL. Thanks in advance. Thanks. --Jakob (talk) 15:36, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Calling all talk page stalkers - eyes needed on Hillsgrove Covered Bridge before TFA

I am done for the night (and nearly done overall) revising Hillsgrove Covered Bridge, which will be Wikipedia:Today's featured article/January 8, 2015. I have checked all the online references and updated many of them and added quite a bit (the article was featured in 2008, then the bridge was restored in 2010, severely damaged in two floods in 2011, and restored again in 2012). If anyone has the time and inclination, I would appreciate it you could look over my work and see if it reads well. I also changed most of the pictures in the article (mostly to newer versions of the same view in the restored bridge), but there is a new lead image (a composite of views before restoration in 2008, flood damaged in 2011, and restored in 2012) and I added two new images - one of flood damage from inside the bridge and another of restoration work in progress. I still need to upload more image of the restored bridge and may try to get a few more photos before the 8th. Anyway, any copy edits or comments here or on the article's talk page are very welcome. I also need to tweak the TFA blurb. Thanks in advance, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 03:34, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Nice to see another Pennsylvania article on the main page, plus with new photos. The bridge restoration looks like it came out great, not at all like my updated photo of the Waterford Covered Bridge. I flipped the order of a couple sentences on the restoration to follow chronologically and to clarify some of it. Hopefully, I'll have a potential-FA soon (3/4 of the way finished on Union Station (Erie, Pennsylvania), less-than-halfway on Presque Isle Light [all off-wiki]). Niagara ​​Don't give up the ship 02:00, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Hi Ruhrfisch, I missed your note earlier, but it's looking good! Congrats for having this on the main page! And Happy New Year - hope you are well and not too busy. Victoria (tk) 02:15, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Niagara and Victoria! Niagara, thanks for catching the out of order sentences, and sorry about the Waterford bridge. Hopefully they will find a way to repair it before long - one advantage of time is that I've seen how several bridges have been fixed around here over the past decade or so. I have more photos of the Presque Isle Light that I will try to upload them - ping me if I am slow. I also got some pictures of the Sky walk at Kinzua this summer, and will try to upload them too. Victoria, Happy New Year too! I am well and not super busy - hope things are going well for you too, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 03:54, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
May I pay tribute to the excellent work you've done in updating this article in preparation for its TFA. Had I known the story since 2008 (restoration, floods, re-restoration etc), and the effort this would place on you, I probably would not have scheduled it. But I think it looks wonderful on the main page, and I hope you think the effort was worthwhile. Brianboulton (talk) 23:30, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks so much Brian - updating the article had been on my list for some time (and I had been taking pictures all along), so it was a pleasure. This morning I took a road trip to see all three Sullivan County covered bridges, and had a very enjoyable time (plus I got some nice photos as it was sunny with a bit of fresh snow). I am working on updating Sonestown - it was also badly damaged in the same flood as Hillgrove, and restored (albeit a year later). Take care, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 04:22, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
No rush on the lighthouse. I took a break from it come up with new sources and to see what is going on with it now that the DCNR leased it to a non-profit. Niagara ​​Don't give up the ship 03:42, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Evidence close

Hi Ruhrfisch, I'd like to let you know that the evidence for the infoboxes review case had been extended to the 10th a while back, and isn't due today. Martijn Hoekstra (talk) 12:38, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Not for the review but my private enlightening: what do you believe was the most recent battle and/or the most recent "disruption" in the infobox wars? (Caution: loaded question, because I silently believe the wars are a myth). To my knowledge, adding an infobox to Cosima Wagner two days after she was TFA was the last thing which could have been called a disruption, given that I don't see how an infobox for a woman who wasn't even a classical composer could fall in that category. This was on 26 December 2012. Time to move forward, If you ask me. - "Review" means looking back, no? - I am working on the TFA for tomorrow, and don't remove the infobox ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:01, 6 February 2015 (UTC)Martijn Hoekstra
My sincere thanks to Martijn Hoekstra. to Gerda, I would say the current Arbcom review is the latest flare-up in the disputes. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 16:55, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, but not what I asked: I would like to be pointed at a battle with edit warring about an infobox, because I am on Wikipedia for five years and didn't see one yet. I was welcomed to the club of infobox warriors on Sparrow Mass, but see yourself if that was justified, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:20, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
Music is good. I have had my say on the other topic and would prefer not to discuss it further. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 19:24, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
Discuss? I was hoping for evidence, because I'm in the dark. Will stay there, I got used to it, even made a musical DYK about it, ... that the hymn "Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, my joy) by Johann Franck and Johann Crüger mentions singing in defiance of the "old dragon", death, and fear? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:41, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
Gerda, I do not know how else to say it. I am not very active on WP anymore, and have no idea what the latest disputes are. For what little I do know, I said my piece at the Arbcom review, and have no desire to spend more time on the topic. I am glad you like music, perhaps you will understand this better: I do not want to Music-repeat.svg, I just want this to Music-endbar.svg. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 03:19, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Clarification

In remembering the infobox "clarifications", I don't understand you: they are all neatly archived in the case. It has been pointed out with simple math that the topic ban is about having an infobox where there was none (O to 1), OR having none where there was one (1 to 0), stress on OR, - NOT to replace one type by another (1 to 1). Ask the lawyers. - The "remedy" was not thought about much, because banning was on the table, with six to five votes for it at a time, and alternatives were not considered much, it seemed such an easy solution. I remember how sick I was because of it, and that an arb came over to my talk advising me to stay away for some time. "Sick at heart" was mentioned, and "In te speravi." That arb changed his mind, to my relief. I will sing "In te speravi" tonight. - Please let's "make music, music, music" (from the Gloria) ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:56, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Music is good. I have had my say on the other topic and would prefer not to discuss it further. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 19:12, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Notification in lieu of ping

I don't know how well pings are working these days but thought I'd let you know I mentioned you here: Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/ItsLassieTime. Victoria (tk) 18:49, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

TFAR

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Colton Point State Park, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:58, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Well this is a nice surprise. It's been a really long time since I've been involved in a TFAR nomination. Do we have to do anything? Do we support it, too? Gerry D (talk) 18:15, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes, please, and check what else can go to blurb, it's a bit on the short side, by 60 chars or so. I needed recreation badly today and found your park, - thank you ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:10, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Peer review archiving

Hey there, someone noticed PR archives are off by two-three months: Wikipedia talk:Peer review#Archiving. I investigated and was lead to you; also tried Wikipedia:Peer review/Tools#Maintenance but looking at those steps, I figured, I'll clarify with you first. If in case you're busy, I don't mind taking up the work for now. -Ugog Nizdast (talk) 02:55, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

@Ruhrfisch I would like to take you up on your offer to become a maintainer of the bot. How can I do that? Sent you an email too. --Tom (LT) (talk) 10:30, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Peer review of Utica, New York

Would you be interested in peer reviewing Utica, New York? This article has been going through a massive overhaul over the past month. It's had a lot of WP:WTW added, confusion, a WP:FORUM on its talk page, and has gone through WP:PP and WP:S-P. Eventually, I think it is capable of being a WP:GA, but it's not ready to tread those waters until the breadth and depth is taken care of, and everything is verified, valid and reliable. Buffaboy talk 19:10, 22 April 2015 (UTC)