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Is my temp article acceptable? Jwrosenzweig 17:52, 5 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Given that it's vastly superior to its counterpart on the de: encyclopedia (which seems more concerned with Bruce Willis, for some reason I can't quite fathom) then my answer is a resounding yes. -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 19:22, 5 Feb 2004 (UTC)
Thanks, Finlay. I've given Bruce a sentence. Is there a reason to wait, or do we just push it up now? Jwrosenzweig 19:32, 5 Feb 2004 (UTC)
I don't know what our copyright policy is in this regard. Bah, push it up now! -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 20:23, 5 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Idar-Oberstein (known in some circles as "The Gemstone Capital")

No, it IS the official Gemstone Capital and the centre of Gemstone industry. In our encyclopedia Idar-Oberstein is named as The German Capital of Gemstone Industry ... so I would strike out known in some circles. But so far ... very good article! :-) Greetings from Germany Rkal Ger 16:35, 9 November 2006 (UTC)


I noticed that a search for Idar Oberstein (without the hyphen) was not successful in Wikipedia.

I added it as a local name, but didn't solve the problem.

Any suggestions?

"Idar Oberstein" works now. ^_^—DocWatson42 (talk) 00:25, 7 December 2012 (UTC)


„Additionally, it served as a farewell to the area's two main American socialites, Jason O. Waters, an American doughnut guru, and John C. Mooney, Waters' public relations director. Additionally, Kofan Stesovych, a former Ukrainian dictator was also living in Idar Oberstein for several years but then moved to Göttingen because he disagreed with Water's doughnut factory plans for the village of Hattgenstein.“

„Count Maxwell Charles Griffin Ford is the current non-reigning Princely Count of Idar-Oberstein. See: xxx://

Someone who knows about Idar-Oberstein, please have a look at this page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:29, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Canadian English[edit]

Personally, I prefer American English, but since Canadian English is the dominant dialect for this article, I've added the {{Canadian English}} template to this page, and the {{Use Canadian English}} (with examples) to the article in place of the various comment notices.

If this is not enough, editors might consider requesting the addition of the {{Canadian English}} template as an editnotice.—DocWatson42 (talk) 01:00, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

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