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Again, welcome!—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 20:53, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

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Komarovo[edit]

Nope, thank you for the great job you did translating (I assume) the article from the Russian Wikipedia! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Best,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 21:28, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

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Dutch and Flemish painting[edit]

Hi Vlad, you've been doing a lot of work on Flemish and Belgian painters which is great. You also made a template, something I planned on doing as well, but you've beasten me to it. A few remarks:

  • I hate to see Belgian painting taken together with Flemish painting. Flanders before 1648 has little or nothing to do with the country Belgium. In painting, there's a gap of two centuries between the last (significant) "Flemish" painter and the first "Belgian" painter. So I would drop the Belgian painter list from the "History of Dutch and Flemish painting" template.
  • I don't think you can classify Early Netherlandish painting as "Early Renaissance". You definitely need a source for it. The two sources we have use "Early Netherlandish painting" and "Late Gothic" as designations, so you can't put this in the template under "Early Renaissance". It bugs me that in so many Renaissance-related articles here, Van Eyck is given as an example of Renaissance painting. This is very contested, I intend to replace him everywhere by maybe Breughel, who is undisputedly a Renaissance figure.
  • Dutch Baroque ("Golden Age", 1584 – 1702). We have to use the actual article names in the template. If you think this style should be called "Dutch Baroque", you have to discuss this on the article's talk page and the article has to be renamed. If you think, or have a source, that "Dutch Baroque 1584-1702" makes sense, you should create an article under Dutch Baroque. However, the difference between Rubens and the Dutch Golden Age painters is so big that I don't think it makes sense to put them under the same topic in the template.

Most of this is my own opinion, feel free to react. But in general, you cannot go and write this history on your own, sources are needed - the more the better. Piet | Talk 07:23, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I intend to help out a bit if I find time. You're doing good work but I thought I'd better make these points now. I was thinking of creating a Wikiproject for Flanders to get some people together and to construct some guidelines, because until now it's been mostly efforts by lonely people. Piet | Talk 14:58, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

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Hikonyan[edit]

Hi Vlad b, that's an interesting article you wrote. I was wondering, do you think it would be worth putting the bit about Hikonyan's impact on tourism in the opening sentence? I think something "Hikonyan (ひこにゃん?) is a mascot created by the city government of Hikone, Japan and has been attributed with boosting tourism by 17.4 billion yen" really grabs the reader. It's a shame to leave the most interesting part – and arguably what makes the mascot notable – until the very end. Nev1 (talk) 18:44, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi Nev1 - I actually based the article on a similar one on Kumamon, who is an even more popular mascot. I think since the article is a only a stub for now, it's OK to leave the revenue invormation information where it is, but when it's expanded, the opening sentence can be changed. Vlad b

That's fair enough. And wow, that's an incredibly successful mascot. Nev1 (talk) 18:59, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

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