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Invitation to a research survey[edit]

Hello Dbachmann, I am Qi Wu, a computer science MS student at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Currently, we are working on a project studying the main article and sub article relationship in a purpose of better serving the Wikipedia article structure. It would be appreciated if you could take 4-5 minutes to finish the survey questions. Thanks in advance! We will not collect any of your personally information.

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Happy New Year, Dbachmann[edit]

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Godefroy Durand[edit]

Dbachmann, this article mentions Godefroy Durand (born 1832; died later than 1890) was a French draughtsman and engraver. has other information. Since you created the article you might have more information on the specific details on birth, place and nationality, and adapt accordingly. Thank you for your time.Face-smile.svg Lotje (talk) 08:05, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

I see. Commons claims he was British and was born "18.." (consistent with 1832) and died 1895 (consistent with "later than 1890"). My information is simply taken from the MB page linked. This seems to be the best "source" we have at this point, it's not like commons feels compelled to cite any sort of references for its "Creator" pages.

VIAF has the following information, collated from various online repositories (without any particular credibility):

Durand, Godefroy, 1832-187. [Sudoc ABES, France National Library of France]
Durand, Godefroy 1832-post 1890 [ISNI, National Library of Poland]
Durand, Godefroy 1832-1895 [German National Library]
Durand, Godefroy (French painter and draftsman, born 1832) [Getty Research Institute]

There seems to be consensus on "born 1832", and uncertainty regarding the year of death, with "post 1890" the most credible. He seems to have been Belgian by birth, active in France before 1870, and active in Britain after 1870, in which sense he is a "British" or "Victorian" artist. His life after 1890 seems to be completely unknown, and "1895" is probably just a misadaptation of "post-1890" (misinterpreted as "died at some point in the 1890s"). This reference has "1832-c.1910". --dab (𒁳) 14:17, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Malformed references on the Ibn Khaldun page?[edit]

I thought you should know, this edit of yours from September seems to have introduced references (<ref="WP:BOMBARD"/>) that aren't displaying right. —suzukaze (tc) 11:27, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

thanks for letting me know, I think I've fixed it now. --dab (𒁳) 14:10, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Greek (Vulgata[edit]

Hey Dbachmann. I think you're recent editing, with a note on top of the Psalm pages where numbering differences occur, is a good idea. But, at least to my eyes the expression "Greek (Vulgata)" looks like it might imply that the Vulgate is written in Greek. Would you object if I switched the wording on both posts to say "Greek / Vulgate" instead? Unless I'm misreading your intent somehow and there's a good reason for the phrasing being the way it is. I know my way around the Hebrew psalms a lot better than the Greek/Latin Psalms, so I thought I'd check first. Regardless, it's good to see that someone else is paying some attention to the individual-Psalm articles. Cheers!Alephb (talk) 09:09, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

I am not objecting at all, and I see the problem. Of course I just wanted to express that the so-called "Greek numbering" is the one used by the Vulgata, including all the medieval manuscript images used to decorate the Psalms articles, in the hope that people might pay more attention to placing these on the correct page. --dab (𒁳) 14:21, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Are you my sockpuppet?[edit]

Please let me know if you are.[1] I knew I had one somewhere but I've lost it. Doug Weller talk 15:08, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

they have found us out my preciouss... always burrowing, prodding, nasty hobbitses. --dab (𒁳) 18:27, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

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13:38, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Man, I miss the days when Wikipedia used to be the "encyclopedia that slashdot wrote". I am well aware that online harassment can be a real problem, but now we have a "Board" who is so oblivious as to write with no apparent sarcasm in the vocabulary of pure Orwellianism (Board's Statement on Healthy Community Culture, Inclusivity, and Safe Spaces). They might as well have written "we are meddling busybodies and you will have to route around us if you are going to get anything done". No, not "as well", of course, as that would have exhibited self-awareness. I am an old fart by internet standards, I was socialized online in 1993, and I am not going to pick a fight with these people. I'll just try to keep working on the encyclopedia as long as they manage not to completely break the system, and quietly hope that there will be enough people with an engineer mindset working on this to counterbalance the growing ballast of people with an apparatchik mindset that are invariably going to accrete in any bureaucracy. It wasn't avoidable that the project was going to be poisoned by this. It's still sad to see this has happened. --dab (𒁳) 09:06, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

One thing I do conclude from this is that I will strongly recommend people stop donating to Wikimedia in the future. Wikipedia needs money for hosting costs. And that should be it. If there is any leftover to pay for Boards and Committees and their "community advocacy", this means that the Foundation has definitely too much money, and needs to be starved of it. As soon as we get server outages again and every cent has to go into paying for infrastructure, the project may also regain its sanity as a grass-roots community effort. --dab (𒁳) 09:11, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

article transfer to Indo-Iranians peoples[edit] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Callofworld (talkcontribs) 14:15, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

I have no idea what you are trying to say, please make a complete sentence. --dab (𒁳) 09:17, 22 February 2017 (UTC)


...falls on the 18th, right? This edit feels like vandalism to me, but the longstanding date was also unsourced. Can't look for a source right now so I figured I should run it by someone with a clue. - (talk) 17:43, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

I have no idea, we should just tag it with {{cn}} either way. --dab (𒁳) 18:57, 24 February 2017 (UTC)