User talk:Zeete

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Welcome to Wikipedia, Zeete! I am WereSpielChequers and have been editing Wikipedia for quite some time. I just wanted to say hi and welcome you to Wikipedia! If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a message on my talk page or by typing {{helpme}} at the bottom of this page. I love to help new users, so don't be afraid to leave a message! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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ϢereSpielChequers 22:12, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Schuyler Copper Mine[edit]

Hi. I moved Schuyler Copper Mine into article space last night, but forgot to tell you; great article, well done. You might want to think about whether there are any pages which can link to Schuyler Copper Mine ... right now it's an orphan. thanks --Tagishsimon (talk) 07:50, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

So you have; excellent. That's the only way they get read ;) You might also want to think about a WP:DYK nomination ... I'll maybe have a look at that later today, but you'd be welcome to jump the gun and self-nominate (but the cost of a self-nomination is that you'd have to inspect someone else's DYK.) Assuming success, that would get it onto the front page for 12 hours or so. --Tagishsimon (talk) 12:49, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

I'd be happy to nominate this piece and would like to use a hook such as the below, but the info would have to been added as an inline citation. This would slight change the article as written, but I believe most sources support fact that it was not first-built engine in America, but first ever use in America. (not only in copper mine). If you feel comfortable with and make change think it be a great DYK article.Djflem (talk) 21:55, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

DYK that.....the first (use of a) steam engine in America took place in 1753 at Schuyler's Copper Mine?

Leinhard, John. H. (1988-1997). "No. 1085 The First American Steam Engine". Engines of Our Ingenuity. (University of Houston). Retrieved 2011-12-14. 

We'd better sort out the date first. The engine was delivered in 1753 but not steamed until 1755 according both to and the current ref 4 - Woodward 1944, p. 49. About the engine, Woodward p.50 states "This engine was one of the first three steam engines, possibly the earliest, to be erected in North America." --Tagishsimon (talk) 22:40, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
FWIW, one of the key DYK checks is that the reference material exactly backs up the sentence in which it is used as a reference. I'm a bit concerned that "In 1753, it was the site of the first use in America of a steam engine to pump water out of the mine.[4]" is not supported on p.49 of Woodward to which the ref [4] points. My reading was that p.49 burbled on about the building process, etc, and it was not until p.50 that we got any claim from Woodward, and that was the "one of the first three" claim. Happily the Leinhard reference looks very supportive for the "first use" claim. I don't know enough about the history of steam engines in the US to advise you on how to make use of Woodward's "one of the first three" reference. Have fun! --Tagishsimon (talk) 23:18, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
It's better. I still don't think ref 4 supports the assertion made. You might just want to withdraw that reference, or else note its claim - one of the first three. "Different claims are made that it was one of the first three engines in the USA[4]"? Sadly we've missed the DYK deadline. I wouldn't worry over this one overmuch; get on and do your next ;) --Tagishsimon (talk) 22:09, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as B-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. Note that because you are a logged-in user, you can create articles yourself, and don't have to post a request. However, you are more than welcome to continue submitting work to Articles for Creation.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

joe•roetc 20:00, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Good job[edit]

This is a really nice article. You should nominate it for WP:DYK. Keep up the good work! joe•roetc 20:02, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia: check out the Teahouse![edit]

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Hello! Zeete, you are invited to the Teahouse, a forum on Wikipedia for new editors to ask questions about editing Wikipedia, and get support from peers and experienced editors. Please join us! Sarah (talk) 13:26, 23 May 2012 (UTC)


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Sarah (talk) 23:14, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet[edit]

Carabinieri (talk) 00:05, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Richard Wickes (naval officer)[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:03, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

HMS Kingfisher (1770)[edit]

There is already a stub article for this ship sloop. I note that you have drafted an article under user:Zeete for this ship, and clearly the two should be combined. Can you merge your relevent information into that shown in the live stub article? I should mention that the slight differences in dimensions quoted are due to the fact that the live article contains the actual (as-built) dimensions, whereas your draft article gives the design dimensions for the Swan class ship sloops. Rif Winfield (talk) 13:54, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

  • Many thanks! The article is considerably improved. Note that all wooden ships, by the nature of "give" in the material of construction, finally emerged when measured after launch with slight differences from the designed dimensions, albeit only by a few incres or even fractions of an inch (most of the time, measurements were taken to the nearest eighth of an inch); the Navy Board had the principal deimensions measured for every ship or vessel upon its launch, whether built in a Royal dockyard or by private contractor (in the latter case, the exact dimensions determined the burthen tonnage of the craft, which in turn determined the price paid to the builder, which was always per burthen ton). Rif Winfield (talk) 11:50, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

DYK for HMS Kingfisher (1770)[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:03, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Nancy (1775)[edit]

Allen3 talk 00:03, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Government House, New York[edit]

Alex ShihTalk 13:17, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Great job on Government House, New York. It inspired me to add the other unused presidential mansion (Philadelphia) to the White House article. BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 15:48, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks. The two unused presidential mansions are indeed interesting. Zeete (talk) 16:35, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Runner-up in the Railroad category in the NRHP Fall 2013 Photo Contest[edit]

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I hereby award this barnstar to Zeete for photographing rail-related sites during the NRHP Fall 2013 Photo Contest. When traveling, I am always getting photos of the stations I pass through, be they intercity stations or suburban commuter stops. Keep up the good work! Niagara ​​Don't give up the ship 02:32, 9 October 2013 (UTC)


Barnstar-camera.png HistoricPlacesNationalRegisterPlaque.JPG National Register of Historic Places Photo Barnstar given with respect and admiration to Zeete for finding sites in 7 categories of Challenge #12 - Scavenger Hunt in New Jersey. Smallbones(smalltalk) 04:58, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of General John Frelinghuysen House[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of General John Frelinghuysen House at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Andrew Davidson (talk) 23:07, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Please check back at the nomination page. Nyttend (talk) 19:36, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Additional comments left. Nyttend (talk) 03:08, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
Response given. Since you've found the HABS documentation, would you mind expanding the article with it? Right now the length is rather minimal, and it would definitely be more helpful with additional information. Nyttend (talk) 23:40, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for General John Frelinghuysen House[edit]

Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 15:17, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Thomas Davies (British Army officer)[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Thomas Davies (British Army officer) at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! czar  19:36, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Thomas Davies (British Army officer)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 18:22, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Ways to improve Nicolaes Visscher I[edit]

Hi, I'm Versace1608. Zeete, thanks for creating Nicolaes Visscher I!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. If you could find additional references to add to this article, that would be great.

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse. versace1608 (talk) 18:12, 26 February 2014 (UTC)