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On the Aarhus Talk page[edit]

Hello Doc. I have posted some important questions on the Talk:Aarhus page. It would be appreciated if you took a glance at them, since most of them is related to some of your recent edits. Consider this as a ping! Thanks. RhinoMind (talk) 00:32, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

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Ukraine[edit]

I'm actually surprised our coverage in English of Ukrainian geographic topics isn't that strong. I always thought it was rather good, actually - I'm surprised by the number of redlinks on that page. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:05, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Do - we need more geo-stubbers. I haven't quite decided what I'm going to be doing next - I just got back last night from two weeks away. I have a few ideas, though. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:31, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
It's been an incredibly mild summer here, too - we were in the northeast (upstate New York, Massachusetts mostly), and I couldn't believe how pleasant and cool the weather was. Nothing like the soup we usually have to put up with around here. It's been a nice summer here at home, too...though I have my fears that August won't be so nice at all. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:25, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
It's been a mild summer in LV, too... I don't think that it's exceeded 110°F, but like Ser said, August might be bad. I added the coords to those houses. Yeah, it would be nice to improve the Millenium Biltmore Hotel. Stayed there over the weekend. Absolutely beautiful. Felt like I was on the set of a 1920s movie. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:13, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Louvre[edit]

Meow meow, Mr. Bigglesworth, let's hang out in the Egyptian section of the Louvre. I promise not to mummify you.

Department of Egyptian Antiquities of the Louvre - great idea. I'll help. --Rosiestep (talk) 16:11, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

LOL!♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:55, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Yup, huge amount of work to be done to give each department/room the appropriate amount of attention. Let's see if other editors pitch in. --Rosiestep (talk) 15:50, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your good suggestion on this. I can help out with this as well, but first I have to finish some projects about Paris parks and gardens. SiefkinDR (talk) 17:17, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

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Talkback[edit]

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Template:Varbitsa[edit]

Can you take a look at the content of Template:Varbitsa? This is a template you created in 2008 but there is not much to navigate... The Banner talk 14:33, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Sure, I'll try to start those villages tomorrow, busy at the moment with Egyptology!!♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:40, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

@The Banner: I've started a few villages. Mind numbingly boring though, that's why I rarely create village stubs these days! Still, all of the Bulgarian,Turkish, Ukrainian villages need starting and have articles on the other wikis!♦ Dr. Blofeld 07:51, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. The Banner talk 08:18, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Zambar, Iraq for deletion[edit]

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DYK for Odense[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:07, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Glad to see this finally made it to DYK. I noticed however the Twin cities section had been deleted and reacted here.--Ipigott (talk) 08:39, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Doesn't surprise me seeing the perpetrator...♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:01, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

I see he wants a fight!--Ipigott (talk) 09:34, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

He continues to make controversial edits...♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:09, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

  • I see that Aarhus is coming up for DYK. In the addition you made on the Gestapo HQ raid, there are still quite a number of red links. I was wondering if they are all necessary, especially those relating to German officers.--Ipigott (talk) 06:12, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

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Modesta Avila[edit]

Modesta Avila might interest you. --Rosiestep (talk) 14:26, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

How much more do you think it needs before GAN? There's an opera about Avila and @Gobonobo: mentioned maybe adding that info. --Rosiestep (talk) 01:22, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Aarhus International Jazz Festival - I've done a bit more with this one but can't find a hook. Maybe there's something more about the festival posters but I'm stuck with snippets for every gbook that mentions the posters and Nygaard. Can you see anything more about this on your side of the pond? Anyway need a hook suggestion and then I can nom it Saturday night or Sunday night. Added 1/2 a sentence, but can't find any more on George Hummel (business manager). --Rosiestep (talk) 01:56, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Finally replaced the Green Versace dress of Jennifer Lopez pictures...[edit]

Less horrible than the last ones I took, still pretty bad, but better than nothing.... Mabalu (talk) 17:42, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

@Mabalu: Indeed, not as good, but not bad! We might get it up to GA with a bit of work, what do you think?♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:46, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Sounds good - I was just musing about whether to nominate Polonaise (clothing) for my first GA nom... I have never done a GA project before! Maybe someone can kindly fix the balance in the photographs so they're not as dark - museums don't allow flash photography and the only way to get pics was through glass. Hence their far from idealness. Mabalu (talk) 17:57, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

re:Santa Ana Standard[edit]

OK, Doc. There are copies at the Libaray of Congress "Chronicling America" project, but right now, when I try for it, I get a message that the project is temporarily offline for maintenance. I don't know when it went offline or when it will be back online. However, there are probably old copies of the paper on other websites, so I'll see who else has one. If I can't locate one elsewhere, will have to keep checking Chronicling America's going back online. We hope (talk) 18:29, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Input at FAC[edit]

Howdy Doctor. Are you able to review Thirteen (Megadeth album), an FA candidate of a friend of mine? The review page is here, where you can leave comments or vote if you wish. Since there aren't many reviewers right now, your contributions will be much appreciated.--Retrohead (talk) 12:15, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Will look at it over the weekend.♦ Dr. Blofeld

Clarification[edit]

Hi, are we allowed to nominate fresh GAs in the DYK section when the article had appeared in the ITN section, albeit under RD? Vensatry (ping) 18:20, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Not sure.♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:40, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

@BlueMoonset: and @Crisco 1492: Any thoughts? Vensatry (ping) 18:54, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
  • There were two discussions about RD a short while ago... the first was ambivalent. The second held that it was eligible. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:50, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
But I don't see a consensus for either of them. Vensatry (ping) 16:57, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
Just nom it, if you run into trouble then you'll have your answer :-)♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:03, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
Ha, done! Vensatry (ping) 17:21, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
Crisco, thanks for that! Vensatry (ping) 15:19, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Kurhaus Wiesbaden[edit]

Remember? Heard poetic music there --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:55, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Ah yes!♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:58, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Michael Herrmann said in his announcement that he had invited him for 20 twenty years, every year, and that he might not have come if the Kurhaus had to be replaced because of flooding. It was the second concert after the desaster. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:01, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
ps: completely different topic: I have some GAN open for such a long time that I don't even recall their topics. One is BWV 12. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:05, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
playing Chopin pictured, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:31, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Do you know him Gerda?♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:44, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
No, first ever. (Once I stood in line and got no ticket. Only time that happened to me.) As for BWV 12, thanks for your patience, - I found more refs, but will not be able to incorporate until later today or tomorrow. Yesterday I was busy celebrating the lady on top of my ser page ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:23, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: Looks good! Well done!♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:57, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, will grow! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:12, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

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  • It is not just Canadian painters. It should be so simple. There are suffragettes and sculptors too, some French and American. Also hotels and villages. Anyway, with all this war and fighting going on, the pictures are soothing. Aymatth2 (talk) 12:39, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Re: Owl Drug[edit]

Let me see what's around--they should be quite collectible. ;) We hope (talk) 19:06, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

[1]
  1. ^ "Owl Drug Co. Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary". Oakland Tribune. June 13, 1912. p. 7. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
See if this is of any use. ;) We hope (talk) 21:27, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Go to the link for the news clip and try signing in. Since I don't keep cookies in this browser, I need to sign in every day I want to use it. If that doesn't work, you might try asking at the project if your subscription has been processed yet by Newspapers.com. Not sure how quickly they're adding WP users-I was #2 on the sign up list, so mine was in the first batch of approvals. We hope (talk) 21:40, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

I've asked @Sadads: but I'm guessing he's probably busy at the moment with Wikimania as I haven't had a response yet.♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:45, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

You have been activated this morning. We do them in batches :) Sadads (talk) 15:31, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm clipping for Owl now and can give you links until you're set to go. I couldn't do anything with clipping and so forth until Newspapers.com processed my subscription. It's great after that! :) We hope (talk) 21:53, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

You've been busy! Can't help much right now. Slow internet connection where I'm at so editing is going nowhere fast. --Rosiestep (talk) 21:50, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Owl Drug[edit]

  1. ^ "Owl Drug Opens in Santa Ana". Santa Ana Register. April 16, 1937. p. 10. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  2. ^ "Owl Drug Open News Outlet Here". The Times. March 27, 1957. p. 12. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  3. ^ "Owl-Rexall ad". Salt Lake Tribune. June 14, 1934. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  4. ^ "Owl Drug ad 1918". San Francisco Chronicle. April 7, 1918. p. 9. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  5. ^ "Owl Drugs ad-1922". Chicago Daily Tribune. May 21, 1922. p. 18. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  6. ^ "Owl Drugs ad-1949". Van Nuys News. July 21, 1949. p. 16. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  7. ^ "Court Sustains Owl Drug Bankruptcy". January 29, 1935. p. 6. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  8. ^ "Owl Drugs ad-1908". Oakland Tribune. October 27, 1908. p. 5. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  9. ^ "Owl Drug Back in Original Hands-1". Reno Gazette. November 22, 1933. p. 1. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  10. ^ "Owl Drug Back in Original Hands-1". Reno Gazette. November 22, 1933. p. 2. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  11. ^ "Owl Drugs ad-1910". Oregon Daily Journal. September 29, 1910. p. 5. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  12. ^ "Owl Drugs ad-1922". San Francisco Chronicle. January 15, 1922. p. 15. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  13. ^ "Owl Drugs 1920 Christmas ad". Oregon Daily Journal. December 16, 1920. p. 8. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  14. ^ "Owl Drugs Bankruptcy". Nevada Daily Journal. November 16, 1932. p. 8. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  15. ^ "Owl Drugs Stock Offering-1908". San Francisco Chronicle. May 17, 1908. p. 31. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  16. ^ "Owl Drugs ad-1915". San Francisco Chronicle. June 11, 1915. p. 2. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  17. ^ "Owl Drug ad-1915". San Francisco Chronicle. October 29, 1915. p. 2. Retrieved August 10, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  18. ^ "Owl-Rexall newspaper ad-1960". Valley News. September 29, 1960. p. 44 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  19. ^ "Owl Drug Union Issues". Oakland Tribune. April 23, 1903. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  20. ^ "Owl Drugs Back From Bankruptcy with a Slightly Different Name". Salt Lake Tribune. May 13, 1934. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read

We hope (talk) 00:02, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for that! Could you find any PD images?♦ Dr. Blofeld 05:48, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Have found some I need to upload but may not be able to do that until tomorrow--RL things that need doing. ;) We hope (talk) 11:08, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Re: Kubrick-Commons. We hope (talk) 11:51, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
While working on Skelton, I found this Chaplin quote about stirring page xiv. Think that applies in this case, along with the quote from Poltergeist "They're BAAAACK!" :) We hope (talk) 12:29, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Haha, although it doesn't help if you also are actually a turd as well!♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:33, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Maybe posting this File:Trolls.jpg would help. ;) We hope (talk) 13:17, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
File:Captain John Orderleys Owl Drug Company.jpg A start :) We hope (talk) 14:55, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Nice!♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:31, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

More for you--will work postcard photos next. Just read a blog for Owl Drug collectors and there seems to be a lot of issues with many of the bottles on eBay. The blog talks about this offering and mentions the person by his/her eBay name re: this. The bottle and label are said not to be genuine but are Chinese repros. There's also some talk about bottles that have been altered by those wanting to sell them. We hope (talk) 20:04, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Owl Drug Company.


Excellent, nice one!!♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:11, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

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newspapers.com[edit]

I can't find the link to register for newspapers.com. Do you have it handy? --Rosiestep (talk) 13:44, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

@Rosiestep, Wikipedia:Newspapers.com czar  15:56, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

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@Stefan2: What on earth are you doing??? I haven't added any new next in my user space. I spent half the day cleaning it up and overhauling the sourcing and beginning to rewrite. This is beyond crazy and copyright paranoia to say the least!! You blanked the page I've been working hard on all day because why exactly, because I didn't realize some of the photos were fair use?? Should I attribute the article on my wikipedia space talk page? I'm happy to do that if I really must but it's ludicrous to delete what I've been working so hard on today!! First I've heard of this, @SchroCat:, @Cassianto: and @Tim riley: all regularly work on existing articles in their user spaces to improve them. I've reverted your absurd blanking and copyright banner Stefan and have simply commented out the images which aren't free as you should have done. What was the point in swiping the whole article and leaving this warning? Didn't I warn you about drilling me last week??♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:38, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Stefan, don't be so ridiculous. Leaving a "welcome to Wikipedia" tag on the talk page of someone who has been here since August 2006 is absurb and pointless. Not everyone appreciates at the time an article is copied over for a re-working that the non-free images need blanking out, but to throw around tags and template experienced users is unhelpful. You have thrown a tag on there rather than doing what you should have done: leave a note to remind Blofeld to comment out (or use the [[:file: format) on the non free images. That's just lazy, I'm afraid, and does nothing but wind people up, when taking an extra 30 seconds to leave a personalised note would be so much more helpful and less stressful to all. Please do guard against such knee-jerk actions in future: it only reflects badly on you, no-one else. - SchroCat (talk) 22:04, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
When you reuse Wikipedia content, on Wikipedia itself or elsewhere, you always need to provide attribution. Failure to provide attribution is copyright violation. --Stefan2 (talk) 22:08, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Stefan2 well done on piling further arrogance onto your first message. As above, leaving a "Welcome to Wikipedia" tag on someone who has been here since 2006 is, bluntly, pointless and stupid. Next time, dont be so lazy: leave a message to remind, rather than a knee-jerk tag that makes you look like a total idiot. - SchroCat (talk) 22:17, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm NOT reusing content, I'm rewriting/building the content in a frickin sandbox. As for several of the fair use images, I wasn't to know that light show had uploaded copyrighted images, I presumed they were all free. Frankly I'm sick to death of your obsession with copyright and spamming me with messages. You're not welcome here any longer.♦ Dr. Blofeld 05:45, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
I may have seen more fatuous and arrogant behaviour on Wikipedia than Stefan2 displays here, but I can't think when it was. This is perfectly ridiculous. I once had a fair use image deleted from my sandbox in similar circumstances (years ago, before I appreciated that this was not permitted), which was the right thing to do: that administrator had the brains and decency not to interfere with the text, and just left me a human message on my talk page civilly explaining the position. If Stefan2 imagines that mediocre articles magically turn into good or featured ones without undergoing extensive work in sandboxes he/she should consult some grown-up editors. I have two articles copied and pasted into my sandboxes at present for overhaul, and if Stefan2 tries to interfere with them I will institute a report for vandalism seeking a block. Tim riley talk 06:03, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
...and that is exactly what I see here Tim, vandalism. This editor is clearly from the "tag it and scarper" community on WP and really ought to go and do something good with his time. Stefan2, your patronising tags do nothing other than to annoy and bemuse and welcoming Dr. B to the project is like welcoming Tim Berners-Lee to a beginners course in computers. Cassiantotalk 07:31, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
It's true that Stefan2 just makes him/herself look ludicrous here, but imagine if s/he had done the same thing to a newish editor who was tentatively beginning his or her first major overhaul. It would have been another promising contributor scared off Wikipedia by bullying and stupidity. It makes me angrier the more I think about it. Tim riley talk 14:44, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Skagen Painters[edit]

I've done a bit more work on the Skagen Painters, including a few mini-biographies of the main members of the group. I am wondering whether to add a few more but do not want to overdo it or duplicate what is already in the history. I think the article is approaching GA standard at the moment but would welcome any advice or additions you would like to make.--Ipigott (talk) 11:21, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

@Ipigott: Actually I was concerned there was too much bio info. I'd expect an article on them to have a sizable section examining style and techniques and another discussing themes and motifs, examining the nature of their work.♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:28, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your speedy response and useful comments. But I must have completely misunderstood your remarks last year about the need to cover the members of the group. I think it's rather difficult to generalize on styles as there were considerable differences between the individual painters - even between Anna and Mikael Ancher, for example. I have tried to condense some of this into the individual bios but I could perhaps include a new section addressing the reaction to the traditional academy styles, especially in Denmark and Norway, the influence of French impressionism, and the relationship with the Modern Breakthrough movement in literature led by Georg Brandes. As for themes, I could expand on the plein air approach adopted by some of the painters in the earlier years. In contrast, in later years there was an increasing trend towards indoor works including figure painting indoors. Do you think more explanations along these lines would help? Should the biographies be deleted?--Ipigott (talk) 12:18, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

I don't think you misunderstood me Ian, you just disagree! Is there really no content in sources which discusses their paintings as works of art and provide critical commentary? I would expect a paragraph or two commenting on the some of the most notable ones and examining themes and styles, or at least a summary description of the most notable ones as pieces of art. As you suggested the background in painting and then a description of some of the most notable paintings would go a long way I think. What I'd do is add an "Artistic style" section with a paragraph on the background and general style and then convert your gallery into a brief description by painting in some nice sentences and paragraphs in chrono order.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:35, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

@Ipigott: Just looking, you have actually commented a fair bit on the paintings in the min biography sections by painter which looks pretty much covered. I'll try to see if I can find more tomorrow, it's looking in very good shape now.♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:03, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I immediately tried to follow up on your useful suggestions. I have plenty more material myself and will try to strike a balance between the artistic comments on the individual artists and the more general section on style and motifs. Something could perhaps also be said about how the students of the artists concerned benefited from the approach. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any other highly rated articles on artists' colonies, the best I could find was Taos art colony. I think it might also be useful to include a section on exhibitions.--Ipigott (talk) 05:55, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Perhaps you could help to improve the lead on the basis of recent additions. Then, unless you see any other important gaps, it might be worth going for a GA review which itself could help to resolve any shortcomings. I think the article now covers all the essentials.--Ipigott (talk) 12:44, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Aarhus[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 19:36, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

I see Aarhus had a good two-day run on DYK with lots of page views. Thanks for helping to get it there.--Ipigott (talk) 10:00, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
I entered it to the stats, together with my lady. I added a bit more to BWV 12 and think it might be sufficient for GA, but will keep working towards higher goals, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:02, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Map question[edit]

You are far more expert than I am at using maps. I created Broadway Hollywood Building last week and just got around to adding an infobox with a map. Feel free to make adjustments to the map or swap out for a better map.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 03:12, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

@TonyTheTiger: Looks like you got there already.♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:04, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

I thought that there might be a map for a smaller area that might be appropriate, but O.K.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 19:25, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Josefina de la Torre[edit]

Josefina de la Torre may interest you or @Krenakarore: or @Ipigott:. Between her es-wiki article and the 4 refs, there's plenty of info. And a photo would be nice. Muchas gracias, if you have the time and inclination. --Rosiestep (talk) 04:01, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

@Rosiestep: I've made a start on this but it would take quite some time to do her justice. Maybe you or others would like to assist. May return to it later when I have more time.--Ipigott (talk) 10:03, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for that, @Ipigott:. I will expand the article. Just wanted to give the 3 of you an opportunity to collaborate. --Rosiestep (talk) 13:50, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

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you have a new Message in commons![edit]

hello Dr. Blofeld you have a new Message in commons!--زياد الشكرة (talk) 18:26, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Open Street Map, I actually used to make my maps on a site called Maps for Free which used OSM data but they no longer have it and the server on the OSM website is useless and I can never get my map crops to upload.♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:35, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

FLC review request[edit]

Hi. Hope you're well. I was wondering if you had some time to review another film accolades list I've nominated. This time for last year's Best Picture winner "12 Years a Slave" and the largest accolades list on Wikipedia. Article and FLC. Cowlibob (talk) 19:51, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Good job! Will try to look tomorrow!♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:57, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Josefina de la Torre.jpg[edit]

Haven't found any PD photos. I removed the watermark and reduced the size since this is non-free. If you ask an admin, he/she will delete the older version. Hope this helps, We hope (talk) 13:36, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

@We hope: thanks for that, can @Crisco 1492: delete the original? I thought the magazine image was better than normal photo as it partly illustrates what is mentioned in the article.♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:38, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

No worries-I didn't crop the photo out of the magazine cover. I used a site called shrink pictures to shrink the size of the cover. ;) Tried looking through U of Wisconsin's Lantern search because there are a lot of older issues of Cine Mundial available there. Thought we might be able to get a PD one through that, but no luck there. We hope (talk) 13:44, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
A pity she didn't perform in Argentina as if was in Argentine theatre and films we'd have dozens at our disposal :-(♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:48, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
@We hope: I noticed this book has some valuable historical NYC images], the Ernst Plassman statue in the early days and the Rogers Peet Building with Devlin and Company sign. Also page 56 has a nice image of the Rhinelander Sugar House.♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:01, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Let me take some time to look at this. Saw that his illustrations and photos are from the New York Historical Society. Their site has some very nice photos and illustrations but want to see what's going on re: permissions. The Historical Society has some "fine print" about it. Even though the illustration or photo is old, we have to learn when it was published. We hope (talk) 14:45, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

@We hope: No rush or priority to upload them! They are very interesting though old city photograph books and discovering defunct buildings and companies.♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:46, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

This is from the Museum of the City of New York-a slightly different photo of the Rhinelander Sugar House. I think this one is also from circa 1890s and would probably believe both were taken just before the building was razed. Had also seen some illustrations that said the building was turned into a residence circa 1850s. We hope (talk) 15:11, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Yeah more likely to be 1892 than 1875. I'm not sure though how any US institution can claim copyright under US law on 19th century works which were published well before 1923.♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:14, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

If you look at the sites of those who try to restrict the use of PD items, more often than not, you'll see them trying to sell prints of them. ;) Otto Perry is a similar case in point. His hobby was photographing trains and he was more than happy to share copies of his work with fellow train buffs. After he died, his photo collection went to the Denver Public Library, who doesn't permit non-commercial use of the photos. Many times I've seen postcard photos on eBay which were taken by Perry and shared with other train hobbyists. (Those who did a lot of photgraphing and sharing would use a stamp for their name and address.) I pass them by re: uploading as PD, lest there be an issue with DPL as to whether or not the photo was "borrowed" from their collection. We hope (talk) 15:40, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
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Rio de Janeiro cableway[edit]

For sure, it's very surprisingly that it didn't exist until other day. Unfortunately, the Portuguese article use this source but it doesn't cover everything written there. I only added what I could back up with it... not too much, at all... Cheers, Gabriel Yuji (talk) 21:13, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Cahuenga Boulevard[edit]

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Anna Ancher[edit]

Have you noticed Google is celebrating Anna Ancher's 155th birthday today? Perhaps it's tied up with their Google art project on the Skagen Painters.--Ipigott (talk) 06:20, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

@Ipigott: I haven't nope! It's really good though that they're interested in Skagen! Will work on the article shortly.♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:39, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

Hi doctor. can you spend some time on reviewing Vivah. Thanks.--25 CENTS VICTORIOUS  14:47, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Taiwanese films[edit]

Greetings Dr. Blofeld. Many thanks for your notice! I am very sorry I didn't reply to you earlier. I'm not so fluent in English, it always takes me long time to write a complete paragragh.
About the Taiwanese films list, I'll consider to develop it in the future. But I wonder what is the criteria for which film should be included, and which not? Since we already have Category:Taiwanese films. For Chinese-language films, there is one movie guide book: Zhou Liming's Huayupian Die Zhong Die, a Chinese film equivalent to Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide. Beautiful Duckling is rated 5-star in that book, so I created a stub for it (although I think that film is too old fashioned, and from a world view it may not be recognized as a classic). In the List of Taiwanese films, there is outstanding films such as A Brighter Summer Day, A City of Sadness, but there are also many films which are not important enough. We can't have every film in the list. And I think to develop a list like List of Hong Kong films is not a priority. That is my opinion.
Best wishes for you!--Huang Jinghai (talk) 01:06, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Ha, I don't like to decide which film is important. But film critics like to. I can say I don't like Luis Buñuel or Jacques Tati, but I can not deny the importance of them. In fact, I don't often watch Chinese-language films. I like American and European films better. I guess you have a great knowledge of world cinema, I hope one day I will be knowledgeable enough to cooperate with you in article editing.
By the way, I see you have created Wikipedia:WikiProject Tibet, but the infobox shows "Welcome to WikiProject China"? Is that needs to be fixed? I'm not so sure.
Best regards-Huang Jinghai (talk) 11:40, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
That's a good list! :shakehands--Huang Jinghai (talk) 07:18, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

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Skagen Painters review[edit]

I think I've covered all the points Tim brought up is his review. They were all very sensible and the article is now much tidier. Maybe you would like to look through the whole thing to make sure I haven't forgotten anything.--Ipigott (talk) 09:41, 21 August 2014 (UTC)