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BBC Genome[edit]

Great news: late yesterday, the BBC launched their Genome, an online database of listings from (almost) every issue of the Radio Times, back to 1923.

I have created {{BBC Genome prog}} for links to Genome entries, and proposed a corresponding Wikidata property. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:19, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Now created, as wikidata:Property:P1573. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:03, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Deaths in 2014#Semi-protected edit request on 21 October 2014[edit]

Hi folks, any of you may please verify the claim made in an 'edit semi-protected' request on Talk:Deaths in 2014? It is related to a biography of living person (supposedly) -Victor Winding, who is said to have been demised by 9 October 2014 (sourced by requester, The Guardian, 18 October 2014, page no. 57). However, I'm unable to find any such news online, even on The Guardian online archive of that particular page on the said date. Anupmehra -Let's talk! 07:11, 25 October 2014 (UTC)


The usage of Worcester is under discussion, see Talk:Worcester -- (talk) 04:20, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

England, UK versus England; on mass changes[edit]

Copied from my talk page... Mr Stephen (talk) 00:09, 28 October 2014 (UTC)


What's there to discus?

Giving the actual location of a person's birth/death should (IMO) include the country (sovereign state) in question whether it be the UK or whatever. In respect of the UK, there are TWO items, i.e. the current (since 1922 - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) or the previous UK (1801-1922 - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland). Before 1801 the term "United Kingdom" did not exist. (Kingdom of Great Britain - 1707 (Act of Union)-1800 - England, Wales and Scotland)

As I said, what's there to discus? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Daft old ratbag (talkcontribs) 23:33, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

There has been a discussion on whether the 'UK' part is needed, see here. The closing remarks are there, but the important part is that mass changes should stop until a consensus is formed. There was also a discussion at WP:ANI, archived at here (please don't edit either of those discussions). So, you should stop making these changes without the consensus. I will copy these posts to Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians' notice board, please continue the discussion there. You should sign your talk pages posts with four tildes, i.e. ~~~~ Mr Stephen (talk) 00:05, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes, that is the important aspect – that systematic changes of this type should stop, whether it be adding "UK", removing it, or anything else. It is unconstructive. That said, where the UK is mentioned, the nomenclature should match the subject, e.g. don't use "UK" in the modern sense for a subject born in the 1600s. Bretonbanquet (talk) 00:19, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

It speaks! But it does not listen [1] Narrow Feint (talk) 13:26, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

This editor looks a lot like the IP we were chasing recently, does he not? Bretonbanquet (talk) 21:29, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
The edits are very similar, certainly. It would be good if Daft old ratbag (talk · contribs) could join the discussion. Mr Stephen (talk) 22:26, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Magna Carta[edit]

This article from the Observer points out that it will be the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta next year (15 June 2015) and suggests there will be various TV and radio programmes (and books etc) to coincide with the significant date. I note this article regularly gets 150,000+ page views per month and this is likely to increase. Would it be worth trying to get a collaboration going to get it to at least GA or even FA standard before the anniversary?— Rod talk 18:49, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Worthwhile effort for the 800th anniversary, the article would benefit from some improvements. Whizz40 (talk) 21:45, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
Some of us have made a start, but more help would be appreciated.— Rod talk 21:50, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Launch of Open Government Licence 3.0[edit]

This just in. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:27, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Blimey, I don't think we've even used OGL2.0 as a licence yet. Nthep (talk) 11:45, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
I believe that there are OGL2.0-licensed images on Commons. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:32, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Free access to British Newspaper Archives, sign up![edit]

Hi folks!

Just wanted to make sure you knew The Wikipedia Library has more than 100 available accounts to access the British Newspaper Archive.

The British Newspaper Archive (BNA) is a newspaper database gathered from the British Library's holdings of newspapers (for more information on what gets digitized see the discussion of the partnership). This database includes the newspapers listed at the "Available Newspapers" subpage and these resources are particularly suited for 18th, 19th and early 20th century British and Global news events and people content: their current collection includes mostly regional papers and very few titles go beyond the 1950s, many stopping in the early twentieth century. The initial pilot generously offered offered 100 accounts distributed in July 2014 and was expanded to 200 accounts in October 2014. All accounts will be issued for a full year.

Please sign up :)

Jake Ocaasi t | c 15:32, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Discussion at Template talk:Cite Hansard#Citation_format[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Template talk:Cite Hansard#Citation_format. regarding the format of CS1-style Hansard citations. Thanks. Evad37 [talk] 07:13, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Journalisted template[edit]

I've made the template {{Journalisted}}, for links to that site. See, for example its use on Tim Whewell. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:51, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

"Stanley Park"[edit]

The usage of Stanley Park is under discussion, see Talk:Stanley Park (disambiguation) -- (talk) 10:41, 3 December 2014 (UTC)