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Egyptology[edit]

Hello, and thank you for your review at WP:Peer review/Egyptian temple/archive1. I responded to your comments, if you're interested. But I also wanted to suggest a source for the "weighing of the heart" article you're working on: Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt (2005) by Jan Assmann. Assmann's prose is dense at best, but the book is the most thorough treatment of Egyptian afterlife beliefs in existence. I believe Assmann has suggested that the Negative Confession derives ultimately from priestly vows of purity. A. Parrot (talk) 01:13, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Task force[edit]

Pursuing the task force idea ... would you be interested in participating, and if so, would it be possible for you to round up some people who share your views and keep in touch with them as the task force makes recommendations? - Dank (push to talk) 21:08, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

while it sounds like a good idea, I don't want to commit myself - I have plenty of commitments already! If it gets going I'll keep an eye on things though. The Land (talk) 21:45, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. - Dank (push to talk) 21:55, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

User_talk:Dank/RFA[edit]

I'd like to ask some questions about the endorsements idea without distracting from the "Eureka" thread on this temporary talk page. Thanks. - Dank (push to talk) 00:19, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Ironclad Warship[edit]

I hope you don't mind, but I have made citations in the article on the Ironclad Warship more specific. The problem with citing Sondhaus p55 or Beeler p55 is that both authors have written several relevant books. Whilst I appreciate that at the moment it is clear which book is being cited, it is foreseeable that their other books may get cited. Indeed I think they should be.--Toddy1 (talk) 15:47, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

I'd noticed that, actually, and definitely approve - thank you! The Land (talk) 16:07, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Milhist FA, A-Class and Peer Reviews Jan-Mar 2011[edit]

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Screw propeller[edit]

Hello The Land! I am presently rationalising various links and re-directs that go to one of our articles Propeller or Propeller (aircraft). There is a re-direct, Screw propellor, which leads to Propeller#Marine. Wikipedia has standardised on the spelling propeller rather than the minority spelling propellor so I have changed Screw propellor to Screw propeller wherever it has been used.

There is now only one link to Screw propellor remaining on Wikipedia and that is in your draft article User:The Land/Wooden steam warship. See HERE. I have noticed that throughout this draft article you have used the minority spelling propellor rather than propeller. I am happy to change this but I don't tinker with a User's personal sandbox without the User's agreement.

I will watch this Talk page for a week or so. If you are happy for me to make the changes just let me know. Regards. Dolphin (t) 02:52, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Have I not responded to this? Yes, go ahead and change away :-) The Land (talk) 09:32, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. I have made the changes. See the diff. Dolphin (t) 11:51, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

I want to thank you for your peer review of Egyptian temple, as well as your support for its FA status. I also want to thank you for FAC reviewing in general—I did it out of a sense of obligation while Egyptian temple was at FAC, and I hated it. Kudos to everybody who keeps the system working. A. Parrot (talk) 05:59, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Re: Congratulations[edit]

I've certainly heard about the British Museum project; somebody posted a note about last year's prize contest on the Ancient Egypt project page. I considered attempting to bring Papyrus of Ani up to FA standard, but before I could really do anything about it, the prizes were all taken. Rosetta Stone turned out to be a really good read, though.

For the past few years, improving the coverage of ancient Egyptian religion has been my primary goal on Wikipedia. That includes the funerary texts—in fact, I wanted the prize specifically so I could buy one of the museum's giant books on funerary texts—so I was glad to see that you made Book of the Dead a GA. Someday I hope to get around to the other texts, so if the museum starts working on those, I would like to help. I've never written collaboratively before, though, and don't know how good at it I would be.

Incidentally, I'll be in the museum in August, marching around looking for the statue of Bastet with the four kittens. A. Parrot (talk) 18:34, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

SMS Friedrich der Grosse (1911) ACR[edit]

Hi, The Land. The SMS Friedrich der Grosse (1911) A-class review is due to be closed shortly (in the next 36 hours or so) and I am trying to gauge if all concerns have been addressed so I can look to close it. Would you mind taking another look at the ACR and stating if you support or oppose it's promotion? Cheers. AustralianRupert (talk) 13:41, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Actually my concerns about the terseness of the construction section hadn't been addressed at all, and I was away for Easter and not checking Wikipedia... oh well... The Land (talk) 20:16, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Hey Land: Hot Tip[edit]

Given what I've read about some similar problems you've had in the not too distant past with a certain power-hungry, egotistical, know-it-all, hypocritical, dishonest, [[douche bag] admini, I strongly suspect you would enjoy watching me hand him his shriveled, severed testicles in the current debate,to be completed here in the next few days. Feel free to jump in this lynching any time you damn well please, if you want to  :-)


"The show" has already started, and its at [1]. Hope to see you around.

Best regards: Cliff L. Knickerbocker, MS (talk) 04:17, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Aetna class ironclad floating battery[edit]

I have created redirects for the vessels of the Aetna class ironclad floating battery, to the class page as this contains stub histories of each. At some future date people may choose to turn some or all of the redirects into articles. --Toddy1 (talk) 10:17, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXIII, May 2011[edit]

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Barnstar[edit]

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Thank you for joining and contributing the British Library editathon, you definitely earned this barnstar! Cheers (talk) 23:29, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Kipland[edit]

DYK that there is this poem called The Land by Kipling. Here it is lustily sung at Sidmouth. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 00:03, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

I didn't. I'm named after The Land (song)... The Land (talk) 12:14, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Did You Know - Gondal[edit]

I've nominated Gondal to appear as a Did You Know item. I'm not sure if anyone else was going to do this. It is the fourth day after creation so I thought I should go ahead. - AdamBMorgan (talk) 18:03, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! I was meaning to but would never have got round to it, tbh... :-) The Land (talk) 18:19, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

British Library follow-up[edit]

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Thank you for participating in the English and Drama Editathon at the British Library on June 4. I hope you enjoyed the day and got something useful out of it.

If you are new to Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects, I hope you had any questions or problems answered and maybe found being a contributor as addictive as many of the regulars do. If you've got any questions or need help, please feel free to ask any of us on our talk page or by e-mail (, Tom Morris, Sadads, James F., RHaworth, The Land, AdamBMorgan), ask on the British Library collaboration page or through the Wikipedia Help Desk.

If you are interested in working on Wikipedia, you might want to consider joining one of the WikiProjects. These are places where team work between editors interested in a particular topic can be coordinated. Some suggestions for WikiProjects that may be of interest to you as a participant in the event on Saturday include Literature, Poetry or Science Fiction. A full list of literature and language related WikiProjects can be found here, and a list of all WikiProjects is here. The WikiProjects often have things that need doing, and if you need help you can often ask in their talk page.

But there are other places you can get involved. If you are interested on working on images, such as improving image descriptions, categorisation or uploading new media, consider getting involved in Wikimedia Commons. Wikisource also needs people willing to help make available original source material, and Wikiquote is trying to compile a directory of quotes which you may be able to contribute to.

If you want to continue some of the work we got started on Saturday, here are a few potential things to help with:

  • Following on from work on Ella D'Arcy on Saturday, work has started to make all of The Yellow Book available on Wikisource. If you go to the page on Wikisource and pick a volume then click on 'scan index' you can start helping to proofread pages from the journal - simply click on the page you want to work on, and go through to check that the text on the left reflects the text on the right. If you need any help with getting started, please ask User:Tom Morris.
  • If you created any new articles at the event, you might want to submit them to Did you know?.
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  • If you need images from the British Library to illustrate articles, please add them to the image requests page. If you would like a British LIbrary curator to help collaborate on an article, please add it to the collaborations page.
  • You might also be interested in attending GLAMcamp London.
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Whatever you do, please tell us about the positive and negative experiences you have. On behalf of the organisers of the event, thanks again.

Tom Morris (talk) 11:25, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Gondal (fictional country)[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 18:05, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Image licensing[edit]

Hi,

I added the cc-by-sa template to the photo of Arthur which you uploaded to meta. I assumed that would be ok with you since that's the license you used for File:The photographer team.jpg and File:Till Mletzko at the Fundraising Summit 2011.jpg. If you prefer another license, please update the file (or just let me know and I'll do it), because I'd like to move the file to Commons and put it in the appropriate category together with those two, and a proper license is required for that.

Cheers, Waldir talk 10:05, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

that's all fine - thanks - have you got home ok yet? The Land (talk) 10:13, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
Great! I'll transfer the image then.
I am almost home. There was a delay of over an hour in the flights, and the subway from the airport in Porto arrived to the train station roughly 5 minutes after a train left to my city, so now I'm here waiting an extra hour for the next one :) But hey, each step gets me closer to home, so at least it's progress :) --Waldir talk 21:18, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

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Hyphens again[edit]

There's a discussion at Wikipedia_talk:Naming_conventions_(ships)#Punctuation_and_ship_classes that I think you should know about. Yours, Shem (talk) 20:18, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

There be dragons[edit]

Somehow, I never even thought to look.... :( TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 22:05, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

MILHIST infrastructure for NMM collaboration[edit]

I don't know if you've had a chance to take a look at my two suggestions for how we could set up infrastructure for GLAM/NMM work within MILHIST; in any case, please let me know what you think the most useful approach would be, and we can get started on setting it up. Thanks! Kirill [talk] [prof] 01:59, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

I hadn't spotted it - so thanks for pointing it out! I think a MILHIST tag and the resulting statistics would definitely be useful. I wouldn't rule out making it a fully-fledged MILHIST taskforce but am not sure that's needed at the moment - if that makes sense. Also, if it would be possible to announce it in the Bugle that would be really useful as well.
The intention is very definitely to enhance the NMM's information as well as simply integrating it. Obviously articles will be improved once they're created - that's what wikipedia is all about - but it's actually quite interesting and fun to do a bit of cross-refencing and research at the same time as updating it.
This project will be a bit different to most MILHIST projects in that the outcome will be thousands of stubs and starts, rather than dozens of featured articles.
Hope that all makes sense and sorry I didn't get back to you more quickly. I am trying to avoid saying "this is how it's going to work, this is what I need" - because I'm still getting to grips with how it might work myself! Happy to discuss furhter - regards, The Land (talk) 10:41, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
Fair enough. It shouldn't be difficult to add a tag to {{WPMILHIST}} to track the GLAM/NMM articles; that will at least give you the assessment statistics. Beyond that, I suppose we can play it by ear. If the NMM project wants more infrastructure, we can absorb it into MILHIST as a special project; if the additional infrastructure isn't needed, we can simply work with you as a partner GLAM project and just share the assessment tags.
I'll see what I can do about getting it mentioned in the Bugle as well. Kirill [talk] [prof] 13:58, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Yes, "play it by ear" is right at this stage. The Land (talk) 19:45, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Query re GLAM:NMM info[edit]

Hi The Land, I have inferred that you are close to the NMM people. Is there any way we can contact them to figure out their sources, at least on an occasional basis? For instance, on Eagle (1812), ID#365985, I can verify/second source Yankee '​s capture of Eagle (and have included the info under HMS Poictiers (1809), but I have not been able to figure out what her name was when she was recaptured, who recaptured her, or anything else about her subsequent career. Clearly, NMM didn't make up the info, so where did they get it? If I could find that out, I could do some more Google-sleuthing. Regards, Acad Ronin (talk) 00:48, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

I'll ask. I strongly suspect the answer is: primary sources. The Land (talk) 10:44, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

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sockpuppet editing[edit]

There is an open WP:SPI case looking at sockpuppet editing primarily on the Johann Hari/ Talk page. As you edited the Johann Hari/Talk page between 2004 and 2011, your input is welcomed. Yonmei (talk) 22:39, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Milhist FA, A-Class and Peer Reviews Jul-Sep 2011[edit]

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WP:WikiProject Military history/Coordinators#Outreach[edit]

I mentioned your name here, hope that's okay (easier to ask forgiveness than permission!). - Dank (push to talk) 13:00, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Outreach...[edit]

Hi! Ref outreach and the discussion on the coord pages, do you fancy dropping me an email? Hchc2009 (talk) 11:47, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

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Just heard the news[edit]

I see you guys succeeded in creating a new "charitable purpose" in the UK. Gratz! - Dank (push to talk) 19:38, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

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Roald Dahl task force![edit]

Hello, The Land, We are wondering if you would like to join the Roald Dahl task force as you have contributed a lot to the articles in our scope. We hope you can join!

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  4. Improve: Going Solo.
  5. Work on all Roald Dahl related articles mainly focusing on stubs.
  6. Assess articles on class and importance.
  7. Get Roald Dahl to FA or GA

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DYK[edit]

Feel free to change, happy new year Victuallers (talk) 16:31, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

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DYK for HMS Monmouth (1796)[edit]

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Your input is needed on the SOPA initiative[edit]

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Thanks for your message (WWI)[edit]

Hello. Thanks for your message. I'm behind on my emails and won't be doing Wiki stuff til a couple of weeks into Feb. I'll let you know if I don't see any WWI emails from you when I catch up. Thanks for letting me know. Oh. Damn. Just realised I'm not logged in. This is from User:Bodnotbod — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.78.153.38 (talk) 21:21, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Affair of the Sausages[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear The Land,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

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Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 07:26, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Young June Sah --Yjune.sah (talk) 21:44, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

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Grateful if you could get back to me asap please. Prioryman (talk) 19:08, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

World Factoring Yearbook[edit]

I'm leaving this message as you're listed as a current participant of WikiProject Business. I was informed yesterday that the current World Factoring Yearbook (circa £150) is now free for download as an ebook. It's a matter of filling out this form. I'm not sure if you'll find this useful as a reliable source, but I thought I should let you know that it's freely available online. I apologise in advance if this doesn't interest you! All the best, The Cavalry (Message me) 15:15, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear The Land,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar — Preceding unsigned comment added by 35.9.115.210 (talk) 20:12, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Hello![edit]

Yes indeed, very good to talk to you today. I hope I didn't go on at too much length about what just happened to be at the forefront of my editing mind! Jheald (talk) 23:28, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

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wood steam warships[edit]

Hello I'm a fifth year history student at UC Berkeley and I'm writing my thesis on the civilian effects on the development of the ironclad warship. I'm starting with wooden and iron steam warships and would be very interested in your existing bibliography for this page, as well as any other souces you may have. I have plenty of my own, but its always better to get more. I'd love to share any of my findings with you for use in your own research.

Thanks, Pete Adams PeteAdams89 (talk) 18:26, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

I'm not entirely sure if this belongs here, my apologies if it does not...

Talkback[edit]

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Editathon[edit]

Sorry babe, I'm unemployed so travel is out of the question. Interesting subjects though - I have a section on medical services at 3rd Ypres simmering and I've nearly finished Tactical Developments on the WF. PS what we need most are translations of French and German sources.Keith-264 (talk) 19:32, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Where are you based, if you don't mind me asking? If it's in the UK, we can cover travel costs. The Land (talk) 19:46, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
I live in Hull.Keith-264 (talk) 20:14, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
I thought you were probably a Brit! We could definitely pay your train fare, if the event's of interest to you. (It's an open offer to any UK Wikimedians who're interested, in case any of them are watching your talk page.) Very interesting work on the tactical developments in 1917, btw - it's great to see someone covering subjects that I always meant to work on! The Land (talk) 21:01, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
Actually, I'm not as pessimistic as I was yesterday so what are the details (of the money, that is ;O))?Keith-264 (talk) 07:03, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
Can you drop me a line via email - either via email user or on chris dot keating @wikimedia.org.uk - we can talk privately! The Land (talk) 17:34, 15 April 2012 (UTC)


Hello Chris,
Thanks for your response to my suggestions about WWI and art. I am hoping to participate virtually to help your excellent people and use your excellent resources to improve some of the articles about these artists. Happy to take up an offer of a train fare but I don't think it would help. :) More discussion is happening on my talk page so ... Whiteghost.ink (talk) 02:06, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Armored cruiser[edit]

Thanks for your comments on my work so far on this article. Left responses on the Talk page there; look forward to more from you and hopefully others as well. Jonyungk (talk) 14:04, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

SS Alster / Empire Endurance[edit]

It's been suggested at WT:MILHIST#Possible FAC that I ask you to try to find an image of SS Alster / Empire Endurance via the National Maritime Museums archive if they have one. Would you mind asking please? Mjroots (talk) 09:03, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

User talk:The ed17#Bugle[edit]

Just a quick poke regarding this. :-) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 03:17, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Another poke. :-) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 09:09, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXIII, April 2012[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXIV, May 2012[edit]

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Messines[edit]

You wrote: "I see there are several refs to someone called "Mallet" - who isn't listed in the bibliograph. Who, or what, is this work? And how much credence can we put on his casualty figures?" in 2009 and as I tidied the references earlier, I had a look through Amazon and Archives org with several permutations of the name, the great war, Messines etc and got nothing.Keith-264 (talk) 23:44, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Wikipaedia anabasis, 16th June 2012.[edit]

The Wikipaedian reflected on the day out as his third pint of Guinness settled. Jeff "Son of Hendrix" Parsons of Reaction reached for his second guitar, at his joint sixtieth birthday party and band's twentieth anniversary gig. An early start had seen the purlieus of Hull disappear into the gloom. The journey to The Smoke was uneventful and his research for the day, (Dangerous Liaisons) left him feeling primed. He enjoyed the walk from King's Cross to the British Library. When a Hillman jumped the kerb and two men with kipper ties and questionable hair leapt out and wrestled a man to the ground shouting "We're The Sweeney, son and we haven't had our dinner yet!", The Wikipaedian refected that things were still a little different down here.

The staff on reception told him to get in the back of the library, where he met the organisers and participants. A rather interesting group of people as it turned out, with only one anorak on view; The Wikipaedian hung it over his chair. Someone brought him another pint from the bar as Reaction launched into "Long Train Running" which was apposite. Jeff was on his fourth guitar, leaning forward playing it behind his head and the lead singer had got his tambourine out. The Wikipaedian remarked over the music that it had been with a certain sense of surprise that he'd realised that everyone else at the Library had brought a laptop. The crowd had quickly divided into groups and got stuck in to editing articles associated with the Great War, as The Wikipaedian solicited sources for his areas of interest (translations of Von Kuhl and Crown Prince Rupprecht's writings about the Great War) and the possibility of cadging someone's floor near to the National Archives later this year.

Lunch had been served and after that there were talks by the Commonwealth War Grave and some of the Wikipaedia officials and then more editing. The other crowd (at The Railway, Cottingham) a mixture of grey panthers, proving that age hadn't diminished their ability to get their money's worth on a Saturday night and some younger souls, who had learned their instruments from Jeff at his day job, were moving to the beat. A tongue-in-cheek rendition of "Crocodile Rock" was followed by three original songs, as the lead singer got his breath back. Reaction's flashy crowd-pleasing steps made journeys from the bar an obstacle course, which The Wikipaedian negotiated skillfully; he had some flashy steps too. As Reaction shouted "Go!" The Wikipaedian enjoyed the memory of catching the train home and as Jeff climbed a table to blast the crowd with "You Give Love a Bad Name", he thought that these days Wikipaedia was giving history a rather good one.

Regards, Keith.Keith-264 (talk) 20:29, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Hope you found it useful! (And there were some spare laptops for just this purpose)> Thanks very much for coming. :-) The Land (talk) 19:20, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive[edit]

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Poke[edit]

Hey The Land, I was wondering if you had any other comments on the protected cruisers FLC? Thanks. Parsecboy (talk) 12:18, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXVI, July 2012[edit]

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Shoes and lapel badges[edit]

Why am I walking in your shoes? I don't want your shoes. They're all covered with arbitration dust. Here, have your smelly shoes back. ☺ Ironically, this also touches upon your interest in military history, and I suspect that you and others might have opinions on the portal worth giving. Uncle G (talk) 09:35, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Belated congrats[edit]

Congrats on your selection as chair of WMUK, although I wish it came under better circustances. I'm certain you are going to do a great job. Now, your first priority is more battleship content from British museums, right? ;-) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 10:41, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXVII, August 2012[edit]

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Military history coordinator election[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXVIII, September 2012[edit]

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Note[edit]

A discussion about changing the referencing system of dreadnought has been started here. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 23:35, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXIX, October 2012[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXX, November 2012[edit]

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Invitation to WikiProject Brands[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXI, December 2012[edit]

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Comments on Battlecruiser article[edit]

You've done some good work on this article in the past and I'm looking to improve it enough to pass GA by adding sourcing and filling in gaps. But we're having our usual spat over what should be covered regarding the Deutschlands, Scharnhorsts and Dunkerques. Your opinions would be welcome, especially as the longer-term goal is to get this ready for FAC sometime this year.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 18:28, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Dreadnought[edit]

Hi Chris! This is just a note to let you know that I have nominated Dreadnought for a main page appearance. I hope you don't mind! Best, -- Dianna (talk) 03:02, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

I've scheduled it for 29th January (you should get a bot notice in due course) but I'd like you, or someone else who knows about these things, to look at the "fact" tag in footnote b. Thanks, BencherliteTalk 00:15, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

fiction vs. notability[edit]

I just noticed that you removed a number of items in the List_of_fictional_elements,_materials,_isotopes_and_atomic_particles article, in September 2012, for "unreferenced or non-notable" reasons. Please tell me what counts as non-notable in works of fiction, especially such famous works as "Doc" Smith's Lensman series...thanx. Silverhill (talk) 11:08, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Sure. If there are third-party, out-of-universe sources that discuss the fictional element or material, it's notable. If there aren't, it isn't. Being present in a well-known fictional work isn't sufficient, in my view. The Land (talk) 11:26, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
Ah, I am now among the enlightened ones <g>...thanx for the clarification!

Silverhill (talk) 19:49, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Main page appearance: dreadnought[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of dreadnought know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on January 29, 2013. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/January 29, 2013. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask featured article director Raul654 (talk · contribs) or his delegates Dabomb87 (talk · contribs), Gimmetoo (talk · contribs), and Bencherlite (talk · contribs), or start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you can change it—following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. The blurb as it stands now is below:

USS Texas (BB-35)

The dreadnought was the predominant type of battleship in the early 20th century. The first of the kind, the Royal Navy's Dreadnought, had such an impact when launched in 1906 that similar subsequent battleships were referred to as "dreadnoughts". Her design had two revolutionary features: an "all-big-gun" armament scheme and steam turbine propulsion. The arrival of the dreadnoughts renewed the naval arms race, principally between the United Kingdom and Germany, as the new warships became a symbol of national power. The concept of an all-big-gun ship had been in development for several years before Dreadnought '​s construction. The Imperial Japanese Navy had begun work on an all-big-gun battleship in 1904, but finished the ship as a pre-dreadnought; the United States Navy was also building all-big-gun battleships (USS Texas pictured). Technical development continued rapidly through the dreadnought era and within ten years, new battleships outclassed Dreadnought herself. Most of the original dreadnoughts were scrapped after the end of World War I under the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty. Only one battle—the Battle of Jutland—was fought between large dreadnought fleets. (Full article...)

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXII, January 2013[edit]

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Dreadnought[edit]

Hey Land, I made your scatter graph much larger so it is readable. Feel free to revert me if you don't like it! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 18:23, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. Don't mind much, but I thought policy was not to define image widths, as people read on all sorts of different resolution screens? Though that may have changed, my knowledge of the MOS is several years old now! The Land (talk) 18:43, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
It's WP:IMGSIZE, which says not to define it "unless there is a good reason to do so", and WP:IMGSYN, which says "Images containing important detail (for example, a map, diagram, or chart) may need larger sizes than usual to make them readable." :-) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 18:48, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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Thank you for quality articles on battleships, such as Dreadnought, for "other things" you can be proud of, and for irony in editing, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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A year ago, you were the 380th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:59, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:Wikipedians in the news[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXIII, February 2013[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXIV, March 2013[edit]

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Naval History[edit]

Aye there, 'The Land', I'm a member of WikiProject Ships. To help naval historians here at Wikipedia in the effort of writing and citing naval history articles sometime ago I created the List of ships captured in the 19th century and Bibliography of early American naval history pages. Over the last year(+) I have been tracking down and including names of captured ships and naval history texts for inclusion in either of these articles. I like to think that I have included most captured ships (19th century) and most naval history texts (covering the 1700s-1800s) for inclusion in these articles, so if you know of any captured ships or naval history texts that are not included would you kindly include them, either on the page or the talk page of the appropriate article? Any help would be a big help and feedback is always welcomed. Thanx! -- Gwillhickers (talk) 17:24, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXV, April 2013[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXVI, May 2013[edit]

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Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

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Land, thank you[edit]

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Ashton[edit]

Excellent session today. As discussed, I've moved my embryonic revision of the Ashton biog to the main space. I've tried not to muck up anyone else's changes from today. Edit my version ad lib, natch. Tim riley (talk) 20:28, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXVII, June 2013[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXIX, August 2013[edit]

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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USS Monitor[edit]

Hi, The Land. I'm also a member of WikiProject Ships. Over the last couple of months I we have been researching and rewriting the USS Monitor page and would like to nominate it for FA but before I do I would like to get feed back from someone who is also interested in early war ships. If and when you have the time could you check it out? 'Best. -- Gwillhickers 21:31, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Btw, much credit is due Sturmvogel who almost singlehandedly wrote and sourced the Redsicovery and Recovery sections. -- Gwillhickers 03:08, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXXX, September 2013[edit]

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WMUK[edit]

Hi Chris, just wanted to check that my emails of the last few days have been getting through. Various queries about this coming Friday. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 05:51, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

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A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG Thanks for posting meta:Organisational development. I look forward to meeting you at Wikimania. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:21, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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WP:JSTOR access[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CI, August 2014[edit]

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Drafting a close[edit]

How do you want to do this? I haven't seen anyone else come forth (admin or not) but I've got some provisional statements written down offline. Let me know if you want to work out how to do this over email or via talk page messages. Protonk (talk) 20:08, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

You have mail ... The Land (talk) 21:19, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Kumioko[edit]

First, thank you to you and Protonk for your services. Thanks also to Fluffernutter for their behind-the-scenes efforts. I think this close will go far to ease a difficult situation.

As far as I can tell, Kumioko's Reguyla account is protected, however the close mentions that the talk page will be unprotected. Is this correct?

Regards, —Neotarf (talk) 21:23, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

I hope it does! Re the talk page - I literally fixed that a minute ago. Two bits were set, one in the blocking dialogue to prevent talk-page editing, one in the protect dialogue on the talk page to make the page admin-only. I didn't notice the second a couple of hours ago when updating the block, but did a minute or two ago, so it's fine to edit the talk page now. The Land (talk) 21:30, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, you must have been doing at the same time I was writing the post, because it has now come across my watchlist with a slightly earlier time stamp. Regards, —Neotarf (talk) 22:01, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

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September 2014[edit]

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIII, October 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIII, October 2014, Redux[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIV, November 2014[edit]

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