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Help Question[edit]

How to coorect wrong disambiguation for Pougarje article (proposal)? With best regards,

Yahadzija (talk) 14:54, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

hi[edit]

Hmm, sounds ambitious. I might just join you. Andrew Dalby 20:18, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Bienvenido, Velkommen, vítáme vás, Witamy, Καλώς Ορίσατε, Добро пожаловать, Salvē, 歡迎, 欢迎, 歓迎, 환영합니다, ยินดีต้อนรับ, Dobrodošli, أهلاً وسهلاً, Вітаємо, Welkom, सुस्वागतम, Добредојдовте, Croeso, Добре дошли, Вітаем ... Gibraltarpedia in an international and multi-cultural collaboration
Bienvenido, آداب عرض, स्वागत, ברוך בואך, Benvido, Benvenuto, Benvinguts, Bienvenue, Bonvenon, Willkommen, Fàilte, Ongi etorri, Tere tulemast, Tervetuloa, Üdvözlet, Välkomna... Gibraltarpedia in an international and multi-cultural collaboration
'Gibraltarpedia in an international and multi-cultural collaboration'
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We would like to invite you to contribute to the GibraltarpediA project, the world's first WIkipedia City. The project needs writers, photographers, translators and others to help build the first wiki city which bridges Europe and Africa. We are going to transform Gibraltar and the surrounding areas in Morocco and Spain into areas rich with encyclopedic content immediately accessible using QR codes and NFC on plaques for visitors and local people.

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'Gibraltarpedia in an international and multi-cultural collaboration'

I had a fiddle, not sure it's quite right Mrjohncummings (talk) 21:47, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Translated to Spanish. We'll also need the banner itself translated. --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 10:47, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi

Just testing the network to see if it works --Mrjohncummings (talk) 09:33, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

received :-) Victuallers (talk) 09:38, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia[edit]

Good evening. I don't know my way around Wikimedia very well and I was hoping you could help me with something. I have uploaded quite a few images, however, to Wikimedia (at least I know how to do that). Anyway, I received a message a few minutes ago that an image that I uploaded earlier this evening doesn't have permission. It's File:Panorama from Green's Lodge Battery.png. I did my usual, including description and license, but they want proof that I have permission. Gibmetal77 is on holiday, but he told me ages ago that all of the images on Jim Crone's DiscoverGibraltar site were available by CC-SA-3.0. I don't understand what extra proof I'm supposed to provide and to whom I'm supposed to provide it. Do you have any suggestions? They're threatening speedy deletion. Thank you. Anne (talk) 02:40, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

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Outreach[edit]

vids Victuallers (talk) 22:51, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Arvind Singh[edit]

Hello, just letting you know that the above article you created has been proposed for deletion. The proposer doesn't appear to have notified you, so I thought it polite to do so. Thank you. Rotten regard Softnow 23:50, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

De Montfort University[edit]

Hello Victuallers (talk) 09:10, 6 November 2012 (UTC) Oh hello Victuallers!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Allytups (talkcontribs) 15:54, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Hello Victuallers! I was able to create my account at home now. Yay! Fania FaniaRa (talk) 17:01, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Ok, I need first advice. When editing larger portions of articles, should I edit bit by bit over time or do all changes in my sandbox first and then add them in one go when finished? What's considered better practice? FaniaRa (talk) 19:43, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
Sorry this is a personality thing. I normally do it bit by bit as I'm a bit worried that someone else might change what I am planning to change. This can create a bit of a mess to clear up. On the other hand - If I am creating a big change then it might appear really odd if someone looks at it half way through (and they get confused). I think I would recommend the bit by bit. The most fun I have had when editing is when two or three people are editing the same article at once. (Its not as good as Google docs as you get lockouts - but still fun). If you do it a little bit at a time then you won't lose too much if it goes wrong. If you want then I can look at your changes if you want some confidence. But you are meant to be bold - you can always say sorry! Hope that helps a bit. Victuallers (talk) 19:58, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi Victuallers - thanks for your time today. Interesting and informative. Keith Perch (talk) 22:15, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for the talk. Now to try editing a page before settling down for a bit of election. Betacolonist (talk) 23:18, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for the words of encouragement and pointer to helpful stuff - I need the help! Betacolonist (talk) 23:32, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for another two hours of encouragement! I've now done my duty and made a few edits - to prove I have no fear I rewrote a paragraph of the DMU page, adding a subheading, to do a bit more justice to the abandoned branch campuses, as well as the Milton Keynes page likewise. Betacolonist (talk) 23:22, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Yesterday's session[edit]

Hello Victuallers! Thanks for the TDC session yesterday - very interesting & informative.Tbuck01 (talk) 15:10, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

RE: Holiday?[edit]

Sorry Roger, I missed your message. I'm afraid I wouldn't have had time though, too much to see - beautiful place! --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 00:41, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

DiscoverGibraltar photographs[edit]

Hi Victuallers! I forgot to mention the follow up of my discussion of the photos from DiscoverGibraltar. I am being told that my photos from that site can be deleted because of the wording that Jim Crone used on his web page. Apparently, Wikimedia insists that Mr. Crone delete that reference to "may be used for Gibraltarpedia." Otherwise, it's not a valid license, so they say. Would it be possible for you to pass on the message to Jim Crone? Or is there someone else that I should be contacting? Thank you. (BTW, I'm nowhere close to catching up on my email!) Anne (talk) 02:53, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi Anne "Wikimeda insists"? I left a message for the editor who made the comment on wiki commons but he did not respond. I presume this has gone away? Victuallers (talk) 20:26, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Apollo 11 lunar sample display, Apollo 17 lunar sample display[edit]

Thanks for your reviews. We are working on the concerns you have for Sweden and Norway. Using this Javascript kit tool I get 1840 characters for the History section of Norway.However I'll see what I can do to expand Norway. We will expand Sweden and get back to you when done.--Doug Coldwell talk 15:34, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

I have expanded and copyedited the Sweden article History section and get 1513 characters in this section alone using the Javascript kit tool above. Will that work? We will continue to work on expanding the Sweden and Norway articles. Could you give us an approval on these articles for now? Thanks.--Doug Coldwell talk 16:10, 8 November 2012 (UTC)
We have expanded and copyedited the Sweden article History section and get 1613 characters in this section alone using the Javascript kit tool above. Will that work? We will continue to work on expanding the Sweden and Norway articles. Could you give us a "tick" on these articles now (Symbol confirmed.svg like others did). Thanks.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 20:05, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Plague suggestion[edit]

Hello, you may want to use fi:Gibraltarin Pieni synagoga for Little synagoga. Oh, and when you go to put the plague, please take a photo ! It seems to be very seldom open. Mr. John Cummins has tried. --Tappinen (talk) 22:34, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Certification[edit]

Following up the Coventry conversation. Did you see this Regular correspondent says:

RodgerTheDodger

11 November 2012 11:13 3

Plus the fact that small employers (which is most of us outside the public sector) are far more impressed by applicants who can say they have actually done something. We had one applicant, no qualifications, but 30+ articles on Wikipedia. I read them, they were good. Someone who makes a pro-active contribution, fits their work into a set of standards. Wonderful! Doesn't need to be Wikipedia, there is no model, just be pro-active. There so many ways now to learn, 'do' and publish with the internet that people can exploit.

--ClemRutter (talk) 12:49, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

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Barnstar and gun[edit]

Thanks Victuallers for the Barnstar. I have no objection to receiving unearned honours. This isn't the first in my life to date. On the subject of the gun, I went with consistency with the image title, working on the basis that the title was sufficiently detailed that the photographer probably didn't make it up, but rather had some basis for the title. I am quite ready to believe that the gun is a 12-pounder Vickers, but then we should rename the image and justify the renaming in the image's talk page. Regards, Acad Ronin (talk) 15:22, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Ta, and roger that re image file.Acad Ronin (talk) 15:30, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
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Fortifications[edit]

Hi there. I undid your edits to my sandbox but moved the content to User:Victuallers/Fortifications of Gibraltar so you don't lose it. That may be useful later for creation of trails but I'd like to keep the stuff in my sandbox for future publication as a list article if you don't mind. Thanks, --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 22:33, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Thats OK Tyson, I'll leave you to it. I was only offering a suggestion. Many lists are actually tables. Victuallers (talk) 22:36, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Gibraltar on french wikipedia[edit]

No problem. If you got important articles of Gibraltar that you know are missing, I can work on stubbing it. Like tears in rain (talk) 11:56, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

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Collaboration[edit]

A pity that the collaboration between myself and Gibmetal and Anne no longer seem to be apparent, but the reception received over Gibraltarpedia DYKs explains it I guess. Streets of Gibraltar and Queensway weren't DYK'ed. I'll still create content anyway even if decent stubs/start class material.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 14:30, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

I think Anne has taken a lot of stick at DYK and has ended up being a lone voice. However we have created over 500 articles and thats not counting the Moroccan stubs you did which I keep meaning to geotag. I have a T shirt for you if you email a c/o address. Boxing day is prize day! If the plan works then we get >100 plaques up in Gib. Easy hits are translating the nearby Spanish and French articles. .... Have you left xmas greetings on Anne/Tyson's page? Victuallers (talk) 14:40, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Tis OK, quite alright. I was keen on working with them on the Algeciras article at some point but its been in Gib's sandbox since August! I can still create a lot of the missing articles as stubs, but busy at present.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 14:43, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

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"Crooks slap on duff codes leading to evil sites"[edit]

Watch out for people sticking stickers over those plaques!

Actually this is perhaps an advantage of plaques - a fake add-on sticker would probably be more obvious on a plaque than on a poster. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 14:20, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the link. We also make sure that the url is human readable so that the wary could check if they wanted to, QRpedia was reviewed by security experts ad found to be good for a QR code solution. Actually I'm not sure if I believe this really happens - its like cleverly vandalising wikipedia .... we mostly get silly vandalsm as the clever people have better games to play. Victuallers (talk) 14:28, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

SayapediA: QRpedia in Sayada, Tunisia[edit]

Hi,
This is Habib M'henni, I am from Sayada, Tunisia. I saw your message in Youtube Video about our project of a wiki for the city of Sayada and QRpedia. Regards -- Dyolf77 (talk) 22:59, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi Habib, sorry no French or Arabic from me. Very interested in Sayapedia. Do you have plans or pictures of QRpedia codes? It seems to be outside Wikipedia which is odd. Do you intend to use QRpedia on a wiki that is not part of wikipedia? That is unusual. I would like to help you and maybe get some help in return. As you may know our best project is working in Morocco, Spain and Gibraltar. Victuallers (talk) 23:25, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi, I have this first QR code, here in slide page 13, it should be set at the entrance of the city gate and the municipality (probably this week and, of course, I will take photos). For the local wiki, it's just an incubator for articles that will be integrated to wikipedia. Our first goal is to work with local people to edit some articles about the city, take photos...
We are (me and my local team) honored to work with you on this project and others. Best regards --Dyolf77 (talk) 23:43, 10 December 2012 (UTC)



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Merry Christmas[edit]

best wishes for you and your family. I hope everythings fine! :-) --Arnaugir (talk) 07:53, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Re:Merry Christmas[edit]

Thanks for your kind words! Regarding my exams, I made it by a hair, so now I can take a deserved rest (at least till January 2, when I'll back to work). About the challenge, I'll write some more articles until Boxing Day, but I don't want that these points will taken into account. Two hundred points are a good round number :) - Al Lemos (talk) 14:25, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

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Citation[edit]

Hi Roger, I'm planning to nominate Gibraltar Hindu Temple for DYK, but it still needs more information about the temple in the history section. Third para of Hinduism in Gibraltar#History is suitable, where did you get this info from? can you provide citation? Thanks and regards. — Bill william comptonTalk 07:07, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

I was trying to find anything related to the prana pratishta ceremony. Do you think it's ready for DYK? — Bill william comptonTalk 18:05, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

My info came from here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gibraltar-Hindu-Temple/251946471569758?ref=ts&fref=ts Victuallers (talk) 18:16, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

I know, but Facebook can't be used as a citation (right?). — Bill william comptonTalk 18:24, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

RE: Score[edit]

Sorry for the very late reply. Thanks for your invitation for GibraltarpediA. Merry Xmas!--Tianyamm2 (talk) 09:10, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

St Mary & St Nicholas Church Leatherhead[edit]

It looks as though you were the last person to take a (critical) look at the page for this church. I have compiled a replacement text of nearly 2500 words based on the church's history booklet. I believe this resolves the travelogue remark at the top of the page. As a relative novice, I'd welcome your advice on how to get a few people to review my article and how to make the edit if it is deemed acceptable. PeterSteadman (talk) 14:47, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Greetings![edit]

Merry Christmas!
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=close[edit]

Competition closes at midnight UK time on 26th Dec (jusy before its the 27th!) Victuallers (talk) 12:30, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

for the award and kind words. --Antidiskriminator (talk) 20:19, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

FAC[edit]

Hi Roger, can I claim points for FAC? I haven't nominated the article yet, but I can work on it. — Bill william comptonTalk 13:26, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Re: First Gibraltar Challenge GLAM Barnstar[edit]

I am honoured to have received the first GibraltarpediA barnstar, thank you! I just wish I would have had more time on my hands... --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 10:19, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

All the best for the new year, and whatever anybody said of you in 2012 I appreciate what you've done with improving content for Gibraltar on here. I'm still up for creating articles on the missing topics in the new year if I can find a few facts and sources! Couldn't find much at all on the churches for some reason, thanks for your help though..♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 22:38, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Had a good days editing today, started quite a few Gibraltar related ones this evening.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 22:15, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Gibraltar Photographic Society, Joe Holliday , Solomon Seruya, Tito Vallejo , Ibex Cave, Martin's Cave and Bru!♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 22:32, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Seven is impressive! and the caves are hard because of the lack of sourced data. I have been looking to see if there are Spanish La Linea articles that have sources Victuallers (talk) 23:19, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Can you add the correct coords to Martin's Cave.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 20:51, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Moroccan villages? Yeah it was my intention to cover all of the communes, but got sidetracked.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 23:08, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Camp Bay, Gibraltar needs a bit more.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 23:19, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Courtesy Notice[edit]

Because your name has popped up in a couple of places on this: DYK Ending the Gibraltar restrictions. One is in a discussion (Bluemoonset, me, Prioryman) over your voluntarily recusing yourself from reviewing. The other is at the bottom of the section, BBC News link from Sept 2012 posted by Poeticbent. — Maile (talk) 14:46, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

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Happy New Year[edit]

Hi Victuallers, I owed you a message, mainly to thank you your kind message in my talk page. I'm really happy to help and I'll keep on doing that regardless of rewards :-) I'd be very happy to have a Gibraltarpedia T-shirt but believe me, it's not necessary. Please, don't hesitate to contact me whenever you need some adminship stuff from commons or whatever other issue. Best regards --Ecemaml (talk) 10:39, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Gibraltar Botanic Gardens list[edit]

Thanks, kudos to User:Peter coxhead for the laborious work he has done in formatting the list. It's always interesting working with lists of plants to see where the gaps are in terms of articles and redirects. I have the advantage that many of these are garden plants in my part of the world and I was surprised to find a number of redlinks for very common plants.

By the way, I'm impressed by your work on QRPedia and applying it to projects. I would be great to see this incorporated with signage for botanic gardens.--Melburnian (talk) 10:24, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

To keep the thread together, I'll reply to the message on my talk page here. Actually formatting the list wasn't quite as laborious as it might seem, since I automated most of it off-line. I did notice and correct a few mis-spellings of scientific names; I see that Melburnian has corrected some more. If the list was created automatically from data from the Botanic Garden, they must have some erroneous names!
The code I used did change some wikilinks. For example, previously there were links like "[[Puya aff. chilensis]]", but we're not going to create an article with this title so the link is going to stay red. I made such links go only to the genus name. I didn't like the idea of "[[Puya chilensis|Puya aff. chilensis]]", but did think about "Puya aff. [[Puya chilensis|chilensis]]". However, it would be unusual to link only the specific epithet. Any comments on this?
Although I believe that lists of plants in botanic gardens should be available on the web, I'm not totally convinced that Wikipedia is the right place for them. Peter coxhead (talk) 21:07, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
I agree about the list of plants - its not a great solution but the precedent isn't set here. I can see that a botanst however might like to know where the nearest strange plant is on show. The list helps ... but there must be neater solutions. The list dis come from the botanic gardens but I don't think they ever expected it to be read by a computer. So they have inherited a better list I think. As for the naming of plants and the correct wiki links then I leave it to you guys - I dont know enough to comment. I can just about knock out a stub. My aim remains however to get visitors to be able to find out what each of these is in a number of languages. (spanish seems to have a lot of articles) Victuallers (talk) 21:18, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes, agree with Peter that Wikipedia article space may not be the best place for such lists, despite my own interest. However, I'm going to continue with starting more of the articles with redlinks when I have some spare time. With regard to Puya aff. chilensis, I think it's probably best not to link anything. I've linked the epithet on previous occasions, but I don't think it's quite the right solution in retrospect.--Melburnian (talk) 12:50, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I think I agree with you. I'll fix the "aff." links. Peter coxhead (talk) 13:41, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

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Algeciras[edit]

Doing some stubs on monuments which I believe fall into Gibraltarpedia. Can you do me a favour and wikilink the articles I start in the list on the Algeciras article? ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 14:53, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Lighthouse of Punta Carnero, Lighthouse of Isla Verde , Río Pícaro, Torre del Arroyo del Lobo, ‎ Capilla del Cristo de la Alameda (Algeciras) , Capilla de la Caridad (Algeciras), ‎ Aqueduct of Algeciras, Hotel Sevilla (Algeciras), Hotel Reina Cristina. I've recently set up categories for buildings of each Spanish province which I intend to significantly improve. May as well start with Andalusia. My plan is to sub stub all of the caves shortly and then they can be fleshed out.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 11:20, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

I've "sub stubbed" the missing cave articles, easier to flesh out that way. BTW I've found this which locates all of the caves. You could use this map with flash earth you should be able to find them, just click on the coordinates and it should give you the decimal coordinates once you locate the exact spot of the cave.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 11:54, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

I know you're busy but if you have some time and feel like fleshing out a few in Category:Buildings and structures in San Fernando, Cádiz with translation and more sources, especially the churches, I'd be grateful. They are all within Gibraltarpedia scope or are they not? ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 20:18, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Two things. You need to add the attribution to the website for the CC text you are using at the top of the reference section and the images you've uploaded have been tagged for OTRS, you need to show where the licensing is and clear that up with the admin in the commons, otherwise they'll delete them.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 19:53, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Are you going to Gibraltarpedia tag my San Fernando articles like Iglesia Mayor de San Pedro y San Pablo?♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 12:25, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi Victuallers. You are adding Gibraltarpedia talkpage tags to articles about monuments outside Gibraltar. I mean Cádiz, Jerez, San Fernando and other ones. I think that it is wrong. Regards. emijrp (talk) 13:12, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

I speak about Gibraltarpedia scope, which is clear. Bay of Gibraltar doesn't include Cádiz, Jerez de la Frontera, San Fernando, Cádiz and others. You can change Gibraltarpedia scope of course, but don't tag articles in areas outside the current scope, because it is confusing. Regards. emijrp (talk) 15:03, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

More Estadio Nuevo Mirador, Torre de los Adalides , Kursaal of AlgecirasDr. ☠ Blofeld 23:22, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

I've started Cabo Negro ‎, Erraouz Barrage ‎and Asmir Barrage which I think are within the scope of GibPedia or am I mistaken? You haven't even tagged Tangier, Tetouan the region as part of G'media, why is that? .♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 18:23, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

BIG problem, need your help[edit]

Hey. I'm wrapping up a WP:CCI on Gohens84, and found massive copyright violations on, well, everything he's done. The only one I haven't touched yet is John Thomas Scharf, but if my findings are any indication I'm going to have to delete it. Are you able to re-write at least a somewhat decent draft in a sandbox that I could replace it with so that an important article isn't a redlink? Wizardman 18:15, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

If the sources were PD, then it would still be ideal not to copypaste the wording, but in any case it appears very few sources are. Beyond that, if it was just close paraphrasing I would just try to rewrite it myself, but we instead have 50-100 word chunks taken verbatim. I'll give an example from the first source I checked at random:
Article: "however, the shear weight of Sedgwick's force enabled him to capture the heights. The battery pulled back to a concealed position near the Telegraph Road and unleashed a terrible fire upon the advancing Union infantry." and "It has been written that the 1st Maryland's fire was so accurate that they decimated the Union battery opposite them."
Source [1]: "Eventually though the shear weight of Sedgwick's force enabled him to capture the heights. Snowden pulled his battalion back to a concealed position near the Telegraph Road and unleashed a terrible fire upon the advancing infantry." and "It has been written that the 1st Maryland's fire was so accurate that day that they decimated a Federal battery opposite them."

The fact that a few of the sources are offline too means I can't assume good faith on any of those either, normally I would. It's a shame because on the surface it looks like a great article, just behind the facade we see the giant, possibly fatal, flaw. Wizardman 03:18, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

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William Skinner (engineer)[edit]

No problem! It looks like it might be a candidate for Wikipedia:Did you know. StAnselm (talk) 10:16, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

World's Anti-Slavery Convention[edit]

Since I notice that you've been working on an articles about the World's Anti-Slavery Convention in userspace, I thought I should let you know that I've now created an article on this topic. Celuici (talk) 14:05, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

Hello Victuallers thanks for your message, I am having a bit of beginners trouble inserting images and laying them out so the text wraps - can you advise? I can seem to find anything on the help pages! EllieBywater EllieBywater (talk) 17:02, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Nine Muses[edit]

Good afternoon, First, let me say that I usually contribute on the French WP, so I may not know all the English rules. I didn't see any reason for linking a XVIIIth century English painter to a modern music band. He didn't know that band in his time (LOL). If the band did name itself after the given title of the painting, the link should appear in the WP article on that band and refer to the painter page on WP or better, if it is called after the Greek goddesses, to the Muse page. Cordially Jean Marcotte (talk) 21:18, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

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Heads up[edit]

Hi Roger, I thought you might like to know that I'm aiming to have Gibraltar's first FA ready by 11 April - see my comments at User talk:Prioryman#Moorish Gibraltar GA?. I'd be interested in your views. Prioryman (talk) 13:38, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

I've created Template:Ceuta and Template:La Línea de la Concepción, please ensure that all existing entries are tagged.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 16:11, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

The first draft of History of Gibraltar is now pretty much done - it's currently just over 9,000 words. I will be going through it to polish it up and add extra references where necessary, but could you please (1) let me have some feedback and (2) add any links where you think they might be pertinent? I've got a GA reviewer lined up and I intend to submit it for GA next weekend, with a view to getting it to GA status by the end of this month and to get it through FAC by the end of March, in time for the 11 April tercentenary. Prioryman (talk) 22:59, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

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Julius Althaus[edit]

Yey, a picture was lurking in the commons all along!! Didn't expect anybody to show an interest in a DNB entry! Thanks! ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 19:24, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

I've created a fair few articles today which I think you'd probably want to list under the created articles.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 21:33, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Can you find anything more on Ermita Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, I picked up something about a Bethlehem nativity show, but not sure if it is about that place.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 11:13, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Can you add coordinates, photos and info if possible to:

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I've tagged the Moroccan villages I started this morning, please add them to the list. I've created Template:Tarifa, can you fix the sub geo headers so they look neat?♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 14:34, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

I've added the villages to the top of the list, they need putting in alpha order. Siege of Algeciras (1342-1344) has also been started.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 18:14, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

I thought Campo de Gibrlatar area was included in the project. I was reverted on two articles. ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 13:18, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Spotted Player's Navy Cut in the Monomouth Regimental Museum. Does that museum have plaques for exhibits as that could have one.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 12:32, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Wow[edit]

You are making the bridge to Africa nto a four lane highway! I will add them .... I m in Monmouth at the moment... old times Victuallers (talk) 15:00, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

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Victuallers, I don't really know what you mean. Maybe it's my poor English, but I haven't reverted anything in "Gibraltarpedia articles" because I don't know what a Gibraltarpedia article is. I do know what a wikipedia article is and its enhancement is not dependent on any labeling. I've just reverted a label set in two articles that haven't been written or enhanced by any member of the Gibraltarpedia crew. You know, I have no idea about your bizarre project advertisement (I'm still wondering why you don't use the regular templates to label articles you enhance). It's not only your persistence in misusing DYK. It's simply that working in wikipedia does not require marking the territory as if it were needed to write an article. Or you're meaning that your crew won't work in an article unless you can mark it. It'd look like quite weird (and BTW, Castellar de la Frontera is not in "the Strait of Gibraltar, the Spanish municipalities along the coast of the Bay of Gibraltar, the northernmost coast of Morocco and the Spanish town of Ceuta on the African coast opposite Gibraltar"). Best regards --Ecemaml (talk) 23:43, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Please check a user's edits carefully before welcoming them[edit]

Hi Roger, adding a standard welcome template to the talk page of Fpsmettalica (talk · contribs) was highly inappropriate, considering the edits the user had made before you added the template, let alone the account's subsequent edits. Graham87 02:04, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, and have some makowiec![edit]

04477 Poppy seed cake Makowiec.jpg Makowiec Award
Thanks for your thanks, and here's some tasty makowiec - try some! Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 10:15, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Baklava[edit]

Many thanks, you are most kind for letting me know. I do enjoy adding some visuals to entries when I can. And I enjoyed reading that piece, too! Best regards, MarmadukePercy (talk) 10:40, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

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Bastions[edit]

Hi, started most of the missing ones except Forbes which I couldn't source. You may wish to expand.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 12:13, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

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Re: Hi[edit]

Hi Roger, good to hear about the plaque discussions. Do we have a target date for when the first batch of plaques should be installed by? I'll come up with a list of the first 30 plaques as soon as I can - probably the most prominent sites. So John's no longer involved in this project? --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 12:43, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

There has been quite a delay and John got a very good offer (one that he would have been foolish to turn down), but he is still very much involved. Pleased to see you are still chipping away at the articles! Victuallers (talk) 14:18, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

GibraltarPedia prize[edit]

A question if I may. This page [2] mentions a prize of a trip to Gibraltar, which (as it happens) was won [3] by user:Bill william compton. Can you tell us who sponsored the prize? WMUK told me it was nothing to do with them. Grateful for any help. 86.169.241.160 (talk) 19:31, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

To add to this, there seem to be Gibraltarpedia T-shirts. Do you know where or who they can be obtained from? --Demiurge1000 (talk) 19:46, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Sure, can you tell me who is asking and why? ... and is this the question you want the answer to or will you go into a huddle and return with additional questions because I do think we should concentrate on the mission. Oh and T-shirts - they are given out by the project. Victuallers (talk) 19:50, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Shall I email you? You can't state it in public? There will be no more questions, I hope. 86.169.241.160 (talk) 19:57, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
What does one have to do to get a T-shirt? Apologies if you're the wrong person to direct this question to. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 20:06, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, but I don't know anything about T-shirts. I was asking about the VIP trip to Gibraltar. 86.169.241.160 (talk) 20:19, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Roger, you added these details of the prize [4] to the page on 3 September 2012. Surely you must know who was sponsoring it? Was it you? Why is it difficult to answer? 86.169.241.160 (talk) 20:17, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Oh I love how you have a diff to convince me that I really did do it. I don't need proof of my own actions. Yes do email me if you want to keep your identity secret. Victuallers (talk) 20:20, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi I emailed you at your gmail email at 20:34. Can you confirm whether you got that please? As I say, it was advertised on a Wikipedia page (per the diff http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:GLAM/GibraltarpediA/Gibraltar_Challenge/Prizes&diff=510610567&oldid=510440348), and it says 'we' so one would automatically assume it was being offered by Wikipedia (which is not Myspace or whatever). It was also offered under the auspices of a Wikipedia project. But Wikimedia UK, who I contacted yesterday, deny any knowledge of it. So, given that the prize, worth a considerable amount of money, was being offered as an incentive to write articles, it is reasonable to ask who was sponsoring it. As to who is asking, my name is Edward Buckner. 86.169.241.160 (talk) 22:41, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

OK I got your reply, which doesn't answer anything. "It was not an organisation". Does the Gibraltar Tourist Ministry count as an organisation? In fact, can I ask: was it the Ministry of Tourism. By 'not an organisation' do you exclude travel companies, airlines, hotels, anything like that? 86.169.241.160 (talk) 22:46, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

I do thank you for agreeing to not ask any supplemental questions. Take care Victuallers (talk) 23:05, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Putting all that aside, could you clarify though as to

  1. Who won the prize?
  2. Who provided the prize?
  3. Was the winner announced on Wikipedia?

Thanks, Volunteer Marek 19:51, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi VM, Most of the information can be obtained by typing "winner gibraltarpedia" into Google, but I have copied the results below which was announced on en:wikipedia last year and several of the main wikipedia's on 3rd January.
Bienvenido, آداب عرض, स्वागत, ברוך בואך, Benvido, Benvenuto, Benvinguts, Bienvenue, Bonvenon, Willkommen, Fàilte, Ongi etorri, Tere tulemast, Tervetuloa, Üdvözlet, Välkomna... Gibraltarpedia in an international and multi-cultural collaboration

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This covers your first and last points and the second point requires some permissions. I will see if that is possible. Regards Victuallers (talk) 22:14, 23 March 2013 (UTC) (The winner was announced within 20 minutes of the competition ending) Victuallers (talk) 22:41, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
I will see if that is possible. - any word on that? Volunteer Marek 16:35, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
Sorry VM, the answer was posted but not here. It was on the Gpedia page. The cost of the prizes was covered by John Cummings and I Victuallers (talk) 18:15, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
Indeed. John clarifies that it was paid by you and he some of the money you were paid by the Government of Gibraltar for running training session and creating and advising on some of the wifi infrastructure. TheOverflow (talk) 07:18, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Indeed. Thanks for supplying the link Victuallers (talk) 21:34, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Happy to help. On a related note, Prioryman has been approaching previous opposers of lifting Gibraltar DYK restrictions on the lifting of those restrictions. I responded that I would not support a lifting until it "is confirmed that Gibraltarpedia funding is concluded, and all obligations of those engaged by the Government of Gibraltar as a result of that engagement have been met". Are you able to confirm that the funding is now concluded, and whatever obligations attached to that funding have been met? (Or, if not, advise when they will be?) Many thanks. TheOverflow (talk) 23:52, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
I am pointedly avoiding that debate. We de-coupled the Gibraltarpedia competition from DYK to avoid any assumption that there was a link to DYK. DYK is a wonderful project but making an assumption that this is any relationship to the Gibraltar project is just imaginary. Victuallers (talk) 09:27, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Without you becoming involved in a debate, could you please clarify if this edit [5] means that your contractual relationship with the Government of Gibraltar is now over? TheOverflow (talk) 00:37, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your thoughtful response on my talk page, it was quite helpful in assisting me to understand your position. TheOverflow (talk) 04:52, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

Dessert Reciprocation Re: John Keep[edit]

Unlike John Keep, the beignets are front and center.

Awesome! Oddly enough, none of us had even heard of the painting. John Keep was actually the guy that made it legal for black people and women to attend college in the United States. He's a proud trustee over here at Oberlin, despite being oh-so-dead. Thanks for the baclava! See you 'round.

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A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png To further camaraderie, and in appreciation of your taking the time to bestow a DYK medal on my talk page. That medal meant so much more coming from a long-term stalwart of DYK like yourself. Orlady (talk) 00:50, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Nottingham Meetup[edit]

Hi, re this edit - did you intend to point it at a broken redirect on meta? The signup page appears to be hosted on English Wikipedia. --Redrose64 (talk) 17:58, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

I did indeeed intend to make the links work, but I'd forgotten how complicated it is with two sets of records to update on two diff wikis. Any ideas? Victuallers (talk) 18:04, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
Cross-wiki redirects don't work, and nor do double redirects (even if entirely within one wiki), so since the signup page is on English Wikipedia, it's probably best to link directly to that from Template:UK Wikipedia meetups and ignore meta entirely. --Redrose64 (talk) 18:07, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Batteries[edit]

Hi I've blue-linked the batteries, I'll help add a fact and source to as many as I can over the weekend, but might take at least a week to expand them up to half decent level.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 22:34, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

I've stubbed the additional batteries, that's more than enough for now!! I'll leave it a few weeks before I create any more. Hopefully that is still manageable for you, great job on expanding the others.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 17:48, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

How very kind, thank you - it is nice to see that someone is reading the articles - I just wish I had more time to write for Wikipedia these days!--Jackyd101 (talk) 17:49, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

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Thank You[edit]

Thank you for the Barnstar
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Thanks[edit]

For adding the video of Allan Savory's Ted Talk to his article. Hope it sticks. Thanks also for your kind words about my additions to the Thomas Patch article back in October. Danny Sprinkle (talk) 13:27, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

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A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG Just seen some edits about IWM pictures that came from your work. Thank you its good to meet such a productive editor. Victuallers (talk) 08:42, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
Why thank you sir, slurp mmm... I just like connecting stuff so that folks can always find more about something. While bot image mass uploads do a good initial job, the finer linkages and metadata tidyup require a level of semantic interpretation that only individual human attention can provide and is ridiculously time-consuming. Any thoughts ? AI for image markup ? regards, Rod. Rcbutcher (talk) 09:41, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

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Tunnels[edit]

Created a few stubs, can you expand?♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 18:21, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Re: Hi Al[edit]

No problem at all :) I was just waiting for a full proofreading before translating the article for another language. Before to do it, I'm going to create the translation of "History of Gibraltar" in Catalan (for now, just the introduction). - Al Lemos (talk) 22:56, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

It's online. - Al Lemos (talk) 01:40, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
It's online too :) - Al Lemos (talk) 21:55, 4 May 2013 (UTC)
I dunno... but Gibraltar House is in London, not in Madrid. So, I think that the correct name, even in the Spanish-pedia, it's really "Gibraltar House". The Casa de Gibraltar is just to clarify the meaning for any Spanish monoglot. - Al Lemos (talk) 23:58, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Whatever trolls says about you, the amount of good work you've put into expanding lots of my stubs is a credit to the project and you're doing a great job. ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 20:03, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Started Clive Beltran, Isobel Ellul-Hammond.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 20:15, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Some more Lathbury Barracks, Christian Brothers School, Gibraltar, Queen's Hotel, Gibraltar.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 06:36, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Dr B - they are a good weight for a stub. I will link them up Victuallers (talk) 08:46, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

I've started List of shipwrecks of Gibraltar using the discovery website. Obviously I couldn't get exact decimal point accuracy with the coordinates as they're marked as blobs but I lined 'em up on different browsers with their map and flashearth and my coordinates at most would be metres out, very close I think. Not sure of the folks in Gibraltar have a list of the coordinates locations to the nearest cm! There are some others I missed out which weren't named or weren't ships and there's some existing articles not covered, feel free to add. Although you might find more about the entries given, some might be worth their own articles. Maybe a table would be better, maybe not,up to you and the Gibson.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 20:11, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Two more, Iglesia de San Mateo (Tarifa), Port of Tarifa. Strsngely couldn't much at all on the port, maybe you can find something, the final part of the bridge to Africa one might say!♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 21:09, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

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Douglas Cave[edit]

Hi Roger, could you please add a reference for your contributions in this article? Thanks ;) --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 18:52, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Just a joke between the Doc and I ;)
Underwater Gib sounds interesting. It's a subject I don't really know much about other than what I've learnt from the Gibraltar Artificial Reef article. As you may have noticed I'm just carrying out some copyedits over your last contributions... Hope you don't mind!
By the way, though Douglas Path and Cave are named after each other as are Martin's Cave and Path, I really don't think they should be merged as they're two separate entities which other than sharing a name and within relative proximity of each other aren't directly linked... --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 19:42, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

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Another map[edit]

Speaking of maps as historical sources, you might be interested in File:Plan de Gibraltar.jpg, which I've just uploaded. There's a *lot* of detail on it. Prioryman (talk) 23:06, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Great find! --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 08:04, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
Check out my talk page for what I've done with it, and also check out File:Plan de Gibraltar - Barbié du Bocage.jpg... Prioryman (talk) 19:50, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Quiet afternoon in Burnley[edit]

I finally uploaded this video-- it made the 500 mile round trip worth while.

Quiet afternoon in Burnley

It is the only footage I have seen of two looms in action. -- Clem Rutter (talk) 23:38, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Ah yes, a form of non-automatic loom known as "cone overpick", distinguished by the horizontal picking sticks above the shuttle boxes, rotating on a vertical shaft. Non-automatic since the loom needed to be stopped in order to change the shuttle when the pirn went empty. --Redrose64 (talk) 08:06, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
It was a superb day and I agree that the video is more than enough. Maybe the advert for the day should not have said "come and meet" but "come and see". It was great to see you and WormThatTurned etc but the real buzz was this room and realising that its all Steam powered .... ie coal powered. Well worth the trip as you say and good to meet dozens of interested non-wikipedians. Well done for organising it. Victuallers (talk) 08:37, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

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Re:Gib museum[edit]

Hi Vic! I'll give a look at the article that you have mentioned, just give him my e-mail address. Oh, and the tee didn't arrive yet, but I'm still confidently waiting :)

Best regards, - Al Lemos (talk) 23:12, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Dear Vic, Galician is a bit more akin to Portuguese - but my Galician is worst than my Spanish :) - Al Lemos (talk) 23:10, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
Well the Spanish version looks good and takes us to 950 new articles! (and thats ignoring the teeny stubs) by interesting to see if we can make 1000 by Utrecht celebrations. Victuallers (talk) 08:33, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
It was great news indeed. Celebrations are planned for Friday and there's even talk of getting a public holiday... Fingers crossed! ;)
49 is not a small number but not entirely out of reach either... Prioryman is working on an article on the Inundation, Lines of Contravallation of Gibraltar and Hardy Town and I know he was also planning one on the Tunnels of Gibraltar. The quality of his work here is amazing! Al Lemos had promised to create articles for all of Gib's current MPs. There are only three left but we have a by-election on 4 July and he may well be interested in covering the newly elected MP. He's done an awesome job with the biographies he's written so far, even translating them to Spanish, Catalan and Galician! Tommy said he'd work on Shipping in Gibraltar. I need to find the time to sit down and get some of the stuff that's been in my sandbox for ages published once and for all. I just find it's a real shame that Anne seems to have left again (last active on 1 May) she was doing an admirable job on the individual fortifications, etc and seemed keen to continue when she returned... --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 12:01, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Ragged Staff Magazine[edit]

Hi Roger. Sorry for the delay, been caught up with the Gibraltar Football Association's acceptance into UEFA, and I'm not even a football fan! Anyway, the photo you added to Ragged Staff Cave is of the structure known as Ragged Staff Magazine however, it couldn't have ever been a cave as this was constructed in the open ground of the Southport Ditch adjacent to the South Bastion, immediately north of Ragged Staff Gates. I think the cave is immediately south of the gates within a tunnel system but I'll enquire to be sure. --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 17:29, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

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More articles in draft[edit]

I've been going through the list of fortifications of Gibraltar and filling in the red links. Here's what I've got so far:

(I will also be doing Prince's Lines, and check out the map here, which shows clearly the East Place of Arms that you mentioned.)

These aren't quite ready for mainspace yet, but as usual, please feel free to edit them if you have any more info to add or you spot things that need fixing.

Also, take a look at User:Prioryman/List of fortifications of Gibraltar to see how that's coming along. It's still very much a work in progress but I quite like the way it's shaping up. I will need some help matching images to places and finding coordinates, so if there's anything you can do in that regard it would be appreciated. What I have in mind, long-term (and we're talking at least a year here, not weeks or months) is essentially updating the gazetteer in Hughes & Migos's book (which I've been using as my principal source). Apart from making the fortifications much more accessible, it would also be a valuable historical record of them in 2013-14 to supplement Hughes & Migos's snapshot from 1985. Incidentally, I've also come across an apparently even more detailed guide to the fortifications which the Royal Engineers may have in Gillingham and there may also be a duplicate of the Gibraltar Museum's model of the peninsula either in Chatham or Gillingham - I'm chasing those angles. Prioryman (talk) 21:18, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Oh, one more thing, I'm aiming to photograph some maps of the peninsula on Saturday, which should help with pinpointing the fortifications. Prioryman (talk) 21:31, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

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Re: Línea de Contravalación[edit]

Thanks for your words John. I'm still trying to expand some articles about fortifications in the bay of Gibraltar and your work in the English wikipedia will help me a lot. If you need me to help you translating any of the diagrams I uploaded to Commons, I could do it without problems, I only need the new text. Regards! Falconaumanni Black flag waving.png (Carlos para los amigos) 15:31, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Re: Mediterranean Steps[edit]

Hi Roger. The entire route has been mistakenly known as Mediterranean Steps for ages but the section from the road at Jews Gate Cemetery to the actual steps (where the entrance to Martin's Cave is) is named Martin's Path. Trying to find a suitable source. Think the book on Gib's flowers may have something... --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 18:07, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

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Today the Main Page, tomorrow...[edit]

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Happy Utrecht Day! Prioryman (talk) 00:22, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Mwoahahaha!!♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 11:21, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

.... and thanks to your help.... 1000 new articles! a Kiloto(w)n of energy at your disposal Dr Blofeld Victuallers (talk) 00:18, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

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You may be aware of the deletion discussion at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Devil's_Gap_Footpath - where a QRpedia linked article may be deleted - I suggested a redirect, but there is concern that it would not be appropriate. Prioryman noted that if the article were deleted "Wikipedia's own reputation that would be hit if a QR code produced a 404". So I wondered, is it possible to do a redirect within QRpedia? TheOverflow (talk) 01:24, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

I would be interested to know too, though I should note that in this case a redirect within QRpedia will not be needed. Prioryman (talk) 06:21, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
This isn't a big problem guys. So if we take Satyagraha House as an example. I choose that one cos its recent and its one I'm very pleased to see. Imagine we have a wiki link on Mahatma Gandhi's House. (Because as of last week we do! OK enough of the advert!) If this building was thought to be un-notable then we would redirect Satyagraha House at Mahatma Gandhi or Houses where Gandhi lived and make sure that Satyagraha House was in bold so that it didn't appear as too much of a shock. So this 404 problem would only happen if you tried to write an article about something that was not only un-notable but wasn't even worth mentioning in any wiki article. (Not a likely scenario I think). Victuallers (talk) 10:03, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, that's reassuring. TheOverflow (talk) 03:58, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

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Hello (xh: Molo, zu: Sawubona, tn: Dumela rra, etc.)! Out of curiosity, where did you ask for translations of this article? I see it has been translated recently on some smaller African-language wikis. It's nice to see content creation by native speakers (or fluent speakers) on these wikis. πr2 (tc) 03:21, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi PiRSquared (nice name), well this isnt my project. Satyagraha House is part of a Wikimedia ZA project called Joburgpedia. I have been helping a lot but its lead by three South Africans and sponsored by the Swiss chapter. There was a an editathon at Gandhi's house yesterday and that was where the six languages were started. The project is targetted at Soweto mostly, QRpedia and African languages. I was a $1000 flight away so I could only join then via an editor. If you are interested in the project then search for Joburgpedia and you should find the work so far. If you sign up or edit a few Joburgpedia articlers then that would make us all smile:-) Thanks for the interest. Victuallers (talk) 21:29, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the response. :-) πr2 (tc) 16:51, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Coordinates of Tutu House? I know those for the nearby Mandela House, but I'm wondering what the coords are for this one. πr2 (tc) 00:25, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

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I had a think about hopw I could get coords for Tutu House which google maps wouldnt find

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Thank you very much! πr2 (tc) 18:45, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Your welcome Victuallers (talk) 18:53, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

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I've followed your advice on Template:Did you know nominations/Museum de Oude Wolden. Would your perhaps have a look? Thanks, Editør (talk) 10:45, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for William Cullen Wilcox[edit]

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Jackie Grant[edit]

I've a few bits and pieces on him, but nothing much. The main criticism came from Learie Constantine, but I don't recall CLR James mentioning him much. I'll have a little dig and see what I can find, but I'm a little busy at the moment. It may be in the next couple of days, or it may be longer! I'm certainly interested and I'll do what I can. Free pictures are almost impossible to find. The only chance would be if you can find an image published in Australia during the 1930-31 tour. Google have a archive of the Sydney Mail which can be useful, although tedious to find as the search facility does not seem to work; Trove is also useful. But your best hope is that there are no free images and upload a fair use one, to be honest. Sarastro1 (talk) 22:48, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Warehouse[edit]

This is just a note that I'm not concerned about what you did anymore. Also, I was very close to withdrawing the article even before you came along. SL93 (talk) 01:40, 9 August 2013 (UTC) So be it. Victuallers (talk) 08:30, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

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most[edit]

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Bay of Gibraltar[edit]

Thanks Victuallers, it's a pleasure for me to collaborate in this proyect and I hope new good articles will come soon, there is a lot of work to do. Regards. Falconaumanni Black flag waving.png (Carlos para los amigos) 11:51, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

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Freo piccies[edit]

Dan is a good call, but also try Gnangarra and self - we all have access to things that might not seem obvious from your end of the plane ride... ( I was in the mother country recently...)... also samwilson is worth a call if we all come up short of the expectations... as for the elusive response the other day - the list is of contributors/helpers of the project over-all and not necessarily persons who have edited the articles... hope that straightens things up a bit - it seemed needed to clarify that in some cases no edits were made at all despite their putting their names up. sats 09:33, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

pers gnangarras comments at my talk page it is useable - there are no FOP restrictions in Australian jurisdictions sats 14:32, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Norfolk Hotel[edit]

It wasn't a coincidence, more an inspiration. Awhile back I did an article on the Kalgoorlie Brewing Company and realised there was a lot of Western Australian history on beer & hotels that hadn't been documented. Also have been working on a number of Freo articles so it seemed apt that when I saw the incorrect link to Castlemaine that it was time to write that article. Maybe it might get me to pull out my camera as well. A bigger coincidence is that I was going to go to the Norfolk for drinks after work tomorrow unfortunately the weather here is fairly bleak so may have to wait until there's more sunshine before I take some pictures. Will check wikimedia to see if some of the other WA editors haven't already put some up. Dan arndt (talk) 15:53, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Deanna Coates photo[edit]

Thanks for finding an image of/for Deanna Coates - it really improves the article. violet/riga [talk] 17:29, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

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George Davies[edit]

Have been trying to fill-in a few of his details (and reference them) - appreciate the acknowledgement of my efforts. Dan arndt (talk) 08:14, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

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Me da ase!!![edit]

My heading means Thank You in Fante dialect, very grateful for recognizing my work. God bless. CrossTempleJay  → talk 10:03, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

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Akan Drum[edit]

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Maybe someday you should pay a visit to Ghana and I will be glad to show you around this great country. God bless.  CrossTempleJay  → talk 09:23, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

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Corvettes[edit]

About the references...I copied the first part of the background from a British corvette page as the British origin isn't really covered in Canadian books. Though thank you for pointing out that what the ship is named for should be placed somewhere in the article. If people were having problems with Morden...The Pas was going to give them serious issues when I got to that one. --Foxxraven (talk) 20:53, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

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There is no such rule that the plot doesn't count towards prose size. SL93 (talk) 22:09, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

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sorry[edit]

You are much better advised to visit the Freopedia and/or User:Gnangarra talk pages - I am brain frazzled/stressed by a very strange work roster timing for a week or so... my sincerest apologies sats 09:00, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

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Saloon[edit]

Thanks for the brownie - saving it for coffee break! Just for the record, however, my Concise Oxford specifies that such a posh, or as they put it "large", room is found "esp. in hotel or place of public resort, fit for assemblies"; while meaning 5 is "drinking-bar", not designated as an Americanism. But fortunately, as you say, "living room" works for us all. Cheers from your friendly non-American neighbourhood pedant, Awien (talk) 14:19, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

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Invitation[edit]

Hi Victuallers, I appreciate all your recent contributions, especially the ones connected to Czech culture. I would like to invite you to WikiProject Czech Republic, where you can work with other editors to expand coverage. Look forward to seeing you there! Thanks, C679 11:19, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Strašnice Crematorium[edit]

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DYK for Hus' House (Vršovice)[edit]

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DYK for Basse Yutz Flagons[edit]

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A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for fixing my hook. :)

LauraHale (talk) 18:06, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Actually, the number of typos in there is embarrassing for me. :( Thank you so much for fixing them. --LauraHale (talk) 19:00, 23 November 2013 (UTC)
No pictures of me in the shirt, though I suppose I could take one. It was a shirt I have been advised not to wear out of the house. I'd really like to get something similar for when I get Sochi all sorted because that would be very cool to have with blue and white. Haven't seen anything related to Praguepedia. If you're doing Prague, why weren't you at the WM CEE conference? If you want data about Czech Paralympians (Qrcode them. Paralympians should be Qrcoded.), I have a fair amount of information that could probably be fixed to semi-automate content creation about missing ones on English Wikipedia. See this blog post here. I'm supposedly getting an image donation and I would like to have articles to stick those images on. Hence the big push here. It has just been so long since I have done bulk Wikipedia article editing that I have almost forgotten how. My writing skills be all rusty. --LauraHale (talk) 19:17, 23 November 2013 (UTC)
Praguepedia was done about a year ago but there were few articles in English so I thought Id fix that as so many people have done useful translations of English for QRpedia. It seemed like a good time to correct the balance so I did quite a lot last week about places in Prague. I wasny as CEE as I was working! Victuallers (talk) 19:25, 23 November 2013 (UTC)
Menggen Jimisu has been copy edited and nominated. And WM CEE conference was fun. :) Interesting people and hopefully got things set in motion for other stuff. I think the Ukrainians are thinking of hosting it next year. --LauraHale (talk) 07:05, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
Arg. I can understand the name thing. (I am currently working on article about a boccia player. He has two first names and two last names. He has a nickname, Paco. Spaniards often abbreviate his first first name. The sources refuse to call him the same thing. I've seen every possible variant, including Paco second last name. That's just so incredibly wrong.) If you want to have a go at fixing the DYK nomination, much obliged. (If you want to have a go at large scale DYKs about Spanish Paralympians, I have a list I am working on on my user page at the bottom. Obviously you must love Spain because you love Spanish Gibraltar. Trufax. ¡Gibraltar español! rocks it.) I hate discovering those sort of errors. I'm not a huge fan of the hook because I think it takes away from the sport aspect and makes it a personal story thing. Thus, it feels possibly exploitative. On the other hand, I have had multiple conversations about this topic with people in the disability sport community, and it isn't a particularly huge issue. Blah blah. --LauraHale (talk) 19:45, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Veronica Pamies Morera, Sandra Peña Cortes, Francisco Beltran Manero, Jose Villar Dueso, Jose Prado Prado, Jose Rodriguez Vazquez, Manuel Martin Perez are pretty formulaic in the extreme. (Trying to create articles in bulk about people playing the same sport tends to result in this.) Manuel Martin Perez is probably the most interesting of the lot. If you want some DYKs and think you could add enough to make them unique, have at. The people who play this sport are pretty amazing in my opinion given the high level of physical disability some of them have. They line up their ball using a special tool by blowing on it. It is one of those real games of strategy. Sporting part is their. Personal narrative is not so much. --LauraHale (talk) 21:23, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Vinohrady Cemetery[edit]

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Looking for help[edit]

Some time ago you selected one of my additions to Wikipedia for a DYK (Brian Bowman, first Euphonium performance in Carnegie Hall). Another page that I am surprised never made it to DYK was that on the Coast Guard dog Sinbad (first Coastguardsman to be the subject of a biography, a dog enlisted as a seaman - a clever stunt by the crew to keep him, but he was paid and awarded service ribbons).

Someone clearly upset that a dog was ever treated as more than property has absolutely destroyed what I believe was a solid article prior to August of this year (OK it needed better inlines). The info box is gone, the sources are challenged or gone, and every statement of fact that made this dog unique from property is prefaced with defamatory, dismissive or just plain false assertions modifying the claim as taken from the source. The editor involved has even challenged the validity of the source book, magazine articles and the history section of the official US Coast Guard website.

What remains is an insult to Coastguardsmen, a perversion of history (albeit a history contrived in no small part for propoganda reasons during WWII), and mis-information. It should not remain as is.

I don't know how to fight people like this, bent on destroying good faith attempts to share knowledge in order to promote a personal point of view, and frankly am thinking this is why people don't stick with it as Wikipedia contributors.(I know I'm worn out with this)

Can you help?--Rwberndt (talk) 15:35, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Strašnice[edit]

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DYK for Vinohrady_Water_Tower[edit]

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DYK for Thomas Athol Joyce[edit]

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Thankee[edit]

Thank you for my 25 DYK medal! I have already passed 50, and feel my desire for them quite sated. I feel a fellowship with you in rummaging through the 19th century, do check out Edwardx and I's recent London housing bent. It'll be the death of us all. Keep writing :) Gareth E Kegg (talk) 23:44, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Statue of Tara[edit]

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54,000 hits over two days Victuallers (talk) 07:20, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
Way to go! Excellent hook - love that teasing "(partly pictured)"! I think that puts it in the top 10-ever. Make sure you add it to the stats. Johnbod (talk) 18:31, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

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Citations and plots[edit]

Hey Victuallers :). So, re your edit summary here:

Usually we don't require plot summaries for things like films or books - this is because it's pretty much impossible to produce them without relying on original research (i.e., reading the book, or watching the film) unless you're lucky enough to find reviewers who have documented the plot, as I was with Santa Santita. It's just not possible to do, and so we tolerate OR. In this case, however, we've sort of got the inverse situation - unless you're deeply familiar with the Haida (or were with Weah when he told Newcombe the stories, in which case you're aging really well ;)) it's highly improbable that you're relying on original research, and not true that there aren't secondary sources covering the stories - there are, which is how the stories in their original form (an oral tradition) came to survive. So, sourcing is possible to a degree not found with most plot summaries, while OR is incredibly unlikely to be the source. Hope that helps :). Ironholds (talk) 00:31, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Kayung totem pole[edit]

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From Commons[edit]

Please, do you know what's missing in the transcription of this video TimedText:GibraltarpediA introduction video.ogg.en.srt? Excuse me :( --Raoli (talk) 11:49, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi Raoli - Ive been busy elsewhere and not had a chance to look. I will in next 24 hours Victuallers (talk) 21:49, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much! --Raoli (talk) 22:09, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Toodyay road[edit]

Is like 20 km north of Clackline Bridge, and the road from Clackline to Toodyay is called Clackline Toodyay Road... satusuro 11:02, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

haha happy christmas as well, just wait till i start wheatbelt roads for the wheatbelt project... then we will see some challenging road names and hard to correlate locations -  :) satusuro 11:47, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Bronze Heads from Ife and the 1938 date[edit]

thx! comments in line Arg. I've just realised what's going on in this article (which I missed, since all I was focused on was fixing that section). Although the article has become a good description of the significance of the bronze heads (plural) from Ife, it started out as being only about the particular bronze head that is held at the British Museum, and which was one of the later discoveries. If I recall from my research yesterday, Frobenius discovered his head fairly early (the newspaper accounts would suggest 1911), but further heads were only discovered a decade and more later, which would fit with the 1938 date for the British Museum head. Anyway, the article seems to be factually correct as written right now, as does the DYK hook. The hook is maybe slightly misleading about the article topic in referring to heads plural, but that seems to be within the realm of acceptability for DYK hooks.

Slightly more concerning, though, is that by working through A History of the World in 100 Objects, you are creating a series of articles in which the lede, title and infobox are on specific artifacts held at the British Museum, rather than on the historical subject that forms the body of the article. Chinese Tang tomb figures is another example of this (which I noticed yesterday as I was putting it into the DYK prep area). More than half the article is actually about Liu Tingxun, who has no separate article (I actually created a redirect back to that article), but the lede, title and infobox are about his tomb guardians held at the British Museum.

I get confused by this. I was told that you/one called an article "Buckingham Palace" (imagine 12 years ago!) this was because a) its the common name and because b) its the only one. WHEN you discover another Buckingham Palace is when you should decide whether to put (London) or (Queen's house) on the end. The article on "Statue of Tara" is about the BM one - but its gets complicated because there is a copy in Colombo too. Usually these articles split when there is sufficient information. It could be that Liu Tingxun may may an article himself one day but the BM doesn't have the info as far as I can see .... but I've asked a Chinese editor to look over there too. Maybe the first version of Buckingham Palace might have mentioned "The queens Art Collection", "Pall Mall" and "The Royal Family" .... eventually they would have become their own articles.

You're doing a fantastic and very laudable job in making these articles, but could I suggest trying to focus them more on the specific facet of history that they describe, rather than on just the artifacts? -Kieran (talk) 17:51, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

(Thanks! Although it was another editor who has started most of the recent ones) I think that a snippet of history has to be included - but if we are not careful then we will have a 100 articles of Ceylon's history with each about an artefact - its a balance and has to be primarily targeted at the one item. However some of the 100 articles are very vague so "Stone Age Axe" ..... isn't going to support very much about a particular axe unless it has its own back story. I think the Head of Ife is now much better then I could ever have written! .... and it may grow to be "statueS! of Ife" Victuallers (talk) 19:28, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
Mulling over this a little more, I don't think all of these articles need this kind of treatment. For example, the Lion of Knidos is fairly unambiguous. Some definitely could -- for instance Statue of Tara is probably not really in compliance with Wikipedia naming policy (there being numerous statues of Tara in the world, both in museums and in Buddhist temples). In that case, there is a good article about Tara, but the article could probably do with a move to something like Statue of Tara at the British Museum. I'd rather discuss this a bit before going ahead and doing it, though. -Kieran (talk) 18:08, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
You are (unfortunately) completely wrong about the naming rules, which encourage or mandate this sort of title - see below. And your suggestion is well outside the naming conventions - see WP:VAMOS and the general guidelines. Johnbod (talk) 04:09, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
I think what bothers me, (apart from the perpetuation of WP:BIAS) and particularly about Statue of Tara, is the use of the definite article in the lede, implying that this is the only statue of Tara. Going by the main article, statues of Tara are about as common as statues of the Virgin Mary, so this is about equivalent to if, say, the article on the Golden Madonna of Essen were called simply Statue of the Virgin Mary. The same is true of the bronze head of Ife -- it's not the only bronze head from Ife, or the first discovered, or even the most significant, yet the article refers to it using the definite article. I feel like those titles probably made sense as written in the book given the very specific context of "A History of the World in 100 Objects [held at the British Museum]", but don't make as much sense within Wikipedia's much wider context (of an encyclopaedia of human knowledge). -Kieran (talk) 02:24, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
I agree both of those would be better renamed, though I'm not sure to what. They're certainly not as common as statues of Mary, but the BM will have plenty I'm sure, so something like Statue of Tara (British Museum) is no better. The Ife one might be easier. While they are strictly in accordance with general WP naming guidelines, until a 2nd statue of Tara gets an article, I've always been unhappy when the rules produce this sort of result, which they very often do for subjects in Christian art too. It's very common for just taking the name the museum uses to produce this sort of result. If you think these are bad, try Category:Indianapolis Museum of Art artworks with gems like Moroccan wall hanging - italicized too - and Vase with carved peony scrolls! I've renamed some of the worst in the past. It would of course be nice if people spent more time writing hugely-researched articles on more general topics, but we know most Wikipedians prefer discrete subjects for obvious reasons, & it is pointless to complain about this. I'd be content if you just added appropriate categories, Victuallers - Chinese pottery & Tang dynasty art are pretty obvious for Chinese Tang tomb figures, though that really does need a rename. Johnbod (talk) 04:09, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
@Johnbod, I think the important point here is that there is no argument here - its a discussion. @Ironholds recently renamed Totem Pole (British Museum) to Kuyung Totem Pole citing a similar argument to @Kierano. I had no objection as I can see his reasoning but I can also see counter arguments (including policy). If we talk about The totem pole in the British Museum then most people who have visited there would know exactly which one we were talking about. In my first draft I even included a picture of the closest pretender to the title (but this was thought off subject). I'm not sure we are going to settle this but do be assured that I'm happy to see the titles modded as long as it is still recognisable and it isnt the subject of an edit war .... (neither of which I think is very likely!).

The historical context is important for these artefacts but the emphasis is intended to be on the specific example. The Statue of Tara has its own peculiar back story which gives a specific example of how the Brits treated the people of Sri Lanka and how they then hid their findings as too erotic to be seen. Visitors to museums I suggest want to know the specific stuff. and then read about its context. I'm very pleased to see that we had 55,000 hits on Statue of Tara due to a hooky hook - but intriguingly we still got several hundred a day on the following days. This suggests that people are interested in specific artefacts. The Chinese Tang figures are on the main page at the moment so it might be interesting to see if anyone else has a view. Oh and thanks for the comments and contributions. Happy Xmas. Victuallers (talk) 09:07, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

I think this discussion is proceeding quite fruitfully and non-argumentatively, not to worry. What I'm getting most from it is that there is currently no policy on the naming of articles about artworks and artifacts, and that the current generic naming policy is inadequate. The correct solution would be for us to start the work of creating such a policy (with some kind of RfC for wider input). I'm a little busy right now, but will add this to my to-do list. -Kieran (talk) 17:19, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
I agree - very civilised. When the RFC is ready then we should post on the GLAM lists as that might attract some good views. The 100 articles might be a representative sample of notable items that vary from the very specific like the Swimming Reindeer to generic like Solar Light with the ones we have discussed in between. Victuallers (talk) 17:47, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
See my comment above. There is a policy, at WP:VAMOS (Wikipedia:VAMOS#Works_of_art), although the general naming principles (especially WP:PRECISION, which the disambiguation police love) rather work against it in the cases of a) works with very common titles but only one example with an article or b) works with no title, only a descriptive name that could apply to thousands of works but only one example with an article (as here). It should probably be added to, especially to spell out the differences between these two cases, and how to deal with generic objects in the decorative arts etc.. It isn't worth trying to change the general policy frankly, & general RFCs on specialized visual arts issues tend to produce bad results. Notifying relevant projects of a discussion at VAMOS is best. I may bang out a draft there sometime. Johnbod (talk) 17:49, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Chinese Tang tomb figures[edit]

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7,800 hits Victuallers (talk) 08:18, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/A Boy was Born[edit]

The whole "was/Was" was a mess. The original nominator withdrew, so I undid the withdrawal, and then re-nominated it to undo the harm. You reviewed it, so can you review it again? --George Ho (talk) 08:22, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

See also, and my talk. We have now an article that doesn't mention a single time that the published title of the work is not the one our MOS dictates. I can't support that. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:25, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
As someone who hasn't stated a view then I could offer some binding arbitration if those who think this important are willing to finish the debate and move one Victuallers (talk) 13:03, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
The nom is closed, so I think is the discussion. I moved on, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:09, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
Sad that good work has been lost by a silly argument over the case of a single letter. The whole point is that its better to have an imperfect article rather than no article. Pleased you have have moved on - best wishes Victuallers (talk) 10:51, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
The work is not lost, the article is there, but I don't want to show the "wrong version" on the Main page. The article is moving the right direction, did you see? - Lost: BarkingMoon, since July 2011, - that was the one time I screamed about a loss here, and still remember that I felt sick. - Christmas Cheers: thank you! Mine will appear on my user and talk on 24 December, - with our without the Boy is not decided yet ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:46, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Yo Ho Ho[edit]

DYK[edit]

Hi, you passed Template:Did you know nominations/Christmas Peace, but there wasn't a citation directly after the hook, per rule 3b. (Just a quick heads up, I added a reference.) Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Matty.007 13:04, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Did you know nominations/Matilda Hays[edit]

Thanks so much for your input on the Matilda Hays article. I really enjoyed writing it and am interested to know what you meant on Template:Did you know nominations/Matilda Hays when you said other hooks were possible.--CaroleHenson (talk) 18:47, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Oh, just after I posted this I saw another section on this page. It seems "hook" refers to the DYK verbiage. If that's the case, yes, there would have been other hooks. If, however, you meant verbiage within the article that could be expanded upon, that would be good to know.--CaroleHenson (talk) 18:50, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Season's greetings[edit]

"A Merry Christmas!" I heard him cry.
"The same to you, old friend," said I.

- Charles Causley, "At Nine of the Night I Opened My Door"

Thanks very much - merry Christmas and happy new year to you, too! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:16, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for greetings, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Brandmeistertalk 22:29, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Turkeys[edit]

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Thanks for the thought. I don't know if you have turkeys in your part of the world, but here is a picture in case you don't. Thanks also for the review on Template:Did you know nominations/Battle of Shela. I like your hook better. I was surprised when I saw it had been nominated. Not one I would have chosen. Then I saw another one. And another... Why not?

Anyway, happy Christmas. Aymatth2 (talk) 01:37, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

I as well, appreciate the random well wishes. Thank you. --NickPenguin(contribs) 06:14, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

Yuor posts [6] include what looks like a copy of an old irrelevant section from somewhere: "Wikidata and Interwiki links". PrimeHunter (talk) 11:22, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

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You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something silly.

You are right - Ive tried to fix a few but it looks as if my xmas wishes have got mixed up with a trout. Thwack!! self trouted! Victuallers (talk) 12:20, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Season's Greetings[edit]

Thanks! Merry Christmas to you, too! --Melody Lavender (talk) 11:28, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

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Merry Yuletide to you! (And a happy new year!)

:) The carton was never meant to hold anything, anyway. (talk) 12:34, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

Sorry, my new signature doesn't seem to work too well on this. Matty.007 13:58, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Good Yule![edit]

Thank you, and greetings of the season to you too! Yngvadottir (talk) 13:47, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Happy Christmas too! Are you involved at all in the new Bremen project I heard is going?♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:01, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

[7].♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:44, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi again[edit]

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DYK for Bronze Head from Ife[edit]

Harrias talk 12:02, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

Thanks for the holiday greeting. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too! Fortdj33 (talk) 15:10, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for writing Bronze Head from Ife, an important article for African art. Your work in this underrepresented area of Wikipedia is highly appreciated! Happy holidays, ComputerJA () 15:40, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks - the 3 plus editors got Bronze Head from Ife 11,000 hits yesterday Victuallers (talk) 10:26, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Tartupedia[edit]

Hello Vict,

  1. I was performing some researchs about active Wikitown projects now and I've noticed the project called in Estonian "Tartupeedia" ie "Tartupedia" and so I want to ask you if it's possible to write an article at "GLAM: Newsletter" for the December Issue on Wikimedia Outreach. I started a regular correspondence with Raul Veede that he've overwhelmed me with information about the project in English. In this way everyone can know about this. If you want I'll send you the Raul's text in English. Thank you
  2. I'd be grateful for any information on these matters about QRpedia plaques: 1.what are the exact materials, 2.how big are the plaques, 3.how exactly are they produced, 4.how many have people had to replace in any citypedia projects in a year, 53might there be some way to reduce the costs... Thank you too

:) — Raoli (talk) 23:52, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

send me the stuff - happy to do what I can. Praguepedia church is on front page on Boxing Day Victuallers (talk) 10:24, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Tartupedia

December 21, 2013

  • I : Hi, I would like to know what is the status of the project "Tartupeedia" now. I have read also you userpage Kasutaja:Oop/Tartupeedia/Tartupeedia_tööplaan where you say that "Oktoobri lõpp 2013: projekti eelarve järgmiseks aastaks purki, rahataotlus WMF-ile (ja võib-olla kuhugi veel)". Which is the project budget for the next year? I would like to be notified of any updates or changes.

December 22, 2013

  • Raul Veede : The project is going on well. While we haven't pushed the QR part much, we have run some smaller contests and one big, and the results of the almost-year-long photo contest are going to be announced in January.

    We've got some support from the city government (money for the travelling exhibition, prizes and free premises for the award ceremony in January). We have started cooperation with several GLAM institutions in the city, which is, of course, a wider theme but also concerns the city and Tartupeedia (Vanemuine theater, Tartu Art Museum, Estonian Sports Museum, etc; we're going to meet the folks at Estonian National Museum in January).

    We've held some lectures and workshops in museums (Estonian Print Museum) and city district societies (Supilinna Selts, Karlova Selts). While all our efforts to engage new contributors haven't been very successful, we're trying to figure out new methods to engage people and improve the content - we'd like to have decent articles at least in Estonian and English before we launch the QR codes. And we've found a new guy who is interested in the organizatory work which we have in abundance.

    Project budget for the next is not yet ready, as we're still finishing our chapter's budget and grant application to WMF. We'll apply to some local sources, too (next meeting with a potential sponsor is scheduled in January). But I can let you know about it as soon as I'll know it myself.

    We have a project page in the wiki of Wikimedia Eesti, the Estonian chapter of Wikimedia movement (amongst other things, I'm a board member), and a portal on Estonian Wikipedia:
    https://et.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tartupeedia
    https://et.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portaal:Tartupeedia

    We don't have an English page yet, though, as we have initially concentrated our efforts on the Estonian part. After all, we must have content there that could be translated into the other languages, before we start with directing readers there via the QR codes.

    This project was reflected in our annual grant application to Wikimedia Foundation for 2013, and will be part of the next one for 2014. We have received a lot of support from several enterprises and GLAM institutions (mostly as prizes). Tartupeedia has been reflected in Estonian media but we haven't put much effort to the international media because we still have to go for the articles about Tartu in other languages - we're currently just developing the Estonian versions.
    https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:WM_EE/2013

    We haven't gone into producing QR plaques yet (although the indoor codes on paper are used in Estonian Sports Museum). Hence, we don't know who might produce the plaques in Estonia, and hence we do not know the exact costs. . As they seem to be quite simple in nature, I suspect it might be better to produce them locally, but who knows.

    We'd also very much like to build a free WiFi all over the midtown, but that would be a large and expensive project, to be made in joint effort with the city government. So it will not be our first priority. I don't know if other citypedias have used free WiFi, and it would be very interesting to know. As far as I see it, it would be very beneficial for the tourists. Mobile data connections are relatively cheap in Estonia and there are many free WiFis in the town (including the city government's) but the foreigners won't have a local carrier and it is tedious to walk around the town, moving from one WiFi to another, often having to log in or accept another set of terms. Thus, a unified WiFi would be good and could be advertised. Still, there are many technical problems (starting from the locals using it for P2P connections and ending with taking care of the equipment in following years).

    https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tartupeedia_punane.svg is one version of the official logo. For all images, see: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Tartupedia

    We also have a somewhat competitive project arranged by one of the state institutions - Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus, Enterprise Estonia - that has established QR-plaques on 100 tourism objects all over Estonia. Those codes refer to their own tourism site http://www.visitestonia.com that gives more tourist-oriented information in less languages than Wikipedia ideally could. But amonst theo ther things, they cover some of the objects we are also interested in, like the very house where I work in - the oldest wooden house in Tartu, Uppsala maja.
    https://et.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uppsala_maja
That's all. --Raoli (talk) 19:07, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
I was translating into Italian the same article, then I saw that you were doing it already in English so I have relied on your version. Howsoever, you can get more information about "Tartupedia" but in Italian here it:TartupediA. ;) If you need I can translate them into English. Raoli (talk) 13:56, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks&Merry Christmas[edit]

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Re: You need to look here...[edit]

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Re:Hey[edit]

I have read and translated from the article in English QRpedia#Wikimedia_UK_dispute Gibraltarpedia#Controversy. However, I do not believe that things have gone so. I agree with you that is incorrect. :) --Raoli (talk) 14:22, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

However, in that paragraph in Italian everything is explained, leaving to the reader to get an idea: it only describes the facts. Tell me exactly where it is wrong and I will correct it immediately. thank you --Raoli (talk) 14:31, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Ok? :) Raoli (talk) 18:03, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
On it.wikipedia I can not create separate articles because they are not, by themselves, notables, so I created a mega page that contains everything. Then articles like "MonmouthpediA", "GibraltarpediA", "*-pediA" would be immediately deleted. In fact, many people on it.wikipedia see the articles about Wikipedia as promotional or potential conflicts of interest and therefore are likely to delete them. If you were at the pub I was at a party. Enjoy! Raoli (talk) 01:07, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
Ah, ok. You mean a project page like "Wikipedia:Wikitowns"! Ok! --Raoli (talk) 17:25, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your help so far, do you want a helping hand to write an article about #Tartupedia on "GLAM: Newsletter"? Ready to give it to you :) HNY! Felice anno nuovo Vict! --Raoli (talk) 02:36, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Balawat Gates[edit]

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Template:Did you know nominations/Karl Eduard von Liphart[edit]

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DYK for Robert Murdoch Smith[edit]

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Amaravati Marbles[edit]

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Bremen[edit]

[8]Dr. Blofeld 15:05, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Dr B. Yep I hust did some copy editting. Currently I'm looking at Tartupedia but I shall see what can be done here if I can find time. Victuallers (talk) 15:30, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Hello Victuallers. Thanks for your work in the Bremen QRpedia project and a Happy New Year. --Godewind (talk) 07:30, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
thx4thx Thank you @Godewind - the reminder was due to @Dr._Blofeld (the evil genius) - I'm hoping to move that article to DYK - any referenced stuff you could could add would help as I'm out of stuff that I can find in English. Victuallers (talk) 20:12, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Great Fire of Tartu[edit]

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DYK nomination of Ernst Friedrich von Liphart[edit]

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DYK for Raadi Manor[edit]

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DYK for Ernst Friedrich von Liphart[edit]

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QR Bremen[edit]

Glad to see you're working on Bremen. Are you officially involved in the project or just helping out?--Ipigott (talk) 14:05, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

I thought you might be interested. I came across the project purely by accident and offered my help in editing and translating. They wanted to invite me to a meeting in Bremen (now scheduled for late January) but I am not too keen to travel so far. I don't know how fluent you are in German but you might be able to help. You should get in touch with Godewind if you are interested. I've also looked at Tartupeedia which seems to be based on the QR code application in their sports museum. Although I've been to Estonia a few times, I'm certainly not fluent in Estonian and therefore can offer only limited help. Sounds interesting though.--Ipigott (talk) 15:48, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Aaah well the evil genius Dr B pointed me in this direction. If you watch DYK over the next few days then you will see that I have written quite a few Tartupedia articles (including the Sports Museum) recently and a fair few for Freopedia and Joburgpedia. I think I'm as interested in multilingualism as you :-) but my second language is fortran. I just envy polyglots like yourself. If you are passing Derby on your way to Newcastle then we have a good pub. Victuallers (talk) 15:55, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Most of the background is at de:Benutzer:Godewind/QR-Code auf Infotafeln. The priority at the moment is to produce English versions of the articles on the list (which will be associated with plaques) but they are also interested in other languages. Mobile access through the plaques has been very limited to date but the project has not yet been officially launched. They intend to have a press conference soon.

Hardly ever get to the UK these days. Mostly Luxembourg and Denmark now. Thanks all the same.--Ipigott (talk) 16:00, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Karl Eduard von Liphart[edit]

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Hallo Victuallers, gratuliere zum Artikel. Ein Hinweis zum Caller: er steht noch in Bremen, ist nur umgezogen zum neuen TV-Studio an der Schlachte. --Godewind (talk) 20:25, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Gerhard Marcks House[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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I'm following you[edit]

In order to begin to learn your Italian! ;)
(in Italian)Per cominciare ad imparare l'italiano! ;)

Following you for a while, I've noticed a lot of beautiful and interesting articles to whom I haven't thought just. That's why I've translated them.
(in Italian)Seguendoti per un po' ho notato un sacco di belle e interessanti voci a cui non pensavo proprio. Per questo le ho tradotte.

I reported the article it:QRpedia into the "Featured article", so I'm writing to you. I also would like to know, before a large number of people discuss the article, if there are still wrong information in your opinion. I had tried to remove or modify them, but if there are again please let me know as soon as possible. bye — Raoli (talk) 02:38, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

"Another town in Italy has asked me whether I would help them create a wikitown." You should create a consulting firm! :) — Raoli (talk) 23:14, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
However, have you an idea on how we can resolve this situation? Wikipedia:WikiProject QRpedia#Statistics (bugzilla) — Raoli (talk) 00:26, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Mastumah/Astamaku[edit]

Thanks for improving the article and bringing it to DYK. Good luck with the nomination, cheers! --Al Ameer (talk) 22:49, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

And unfortunately, I do not have a modern-day image of the village. Thus, the hook might need to be changed to emphasize the Assyrian conquest of the ancient city. --Al Ameer (talk) 22:51, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

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Essighaus[edit]

There is an issue with the DYK here. I don't really understand what the problem is. Perhaps you can take care of it as you added the bit on Freud.--Ipigott (talk) 14:57, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

... done Victuallers (talk) 15:22, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK queue[edit]

Hi, sorry to bother you but I think you just moved a set of hooks to Queue 5? I just glanced at the hooks and noticed the lead one has a DAB link for Benzonia. SagaciousPhil - Chat 16:53, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome - sorry I didn't spot it while it was still in prep! SagaciousPhil - Chat 18:24, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Differences between QRpedia and QRcode[edit]

What are the technical differences between a QRcode and a QRpedia? Over the internet I've found nothing. Thank you Raoli (talk) 12:57, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

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QRcodes can contain any arbitrary data, but commonly they contain a URL (Perhaps we should use the broader term IRI, but in practice they're nearly always a URL - sometimes this can be a restriction). QRcodes on mobile phones are usually scanned by an app that is expecting a URL to be encountered (some apps might expect UPC or ISBN codes). So when they see a URL, they fire up the phone's web browser and go to that page.
This works great – except that QRcodes, like some RFID and NFC tags don't have much space on them. QRcodes are a compromise between physical size of the code, length of the embedded data, level of detail on the code (so how good an image you have to get) and the error-checking embedded in the code. If you're using physically small codes (such as cufflinks [9] (point your phone at the screen and try to follow them!)), or you need reliable reading of them with poor images (QRcodes suck as a way for casual shoppers to respond to adverts, because many of them just aren't that easy to read), then you have a problem – how can you get by with shorter URLs?
A common way is to make all the code URLs point to a short domain name (http://jman.eu for the cufflinks) and use short resource paths (the 'other bit') after this. Sometimes a simple numeric code is used, which is compact but a nuisance to maintain. It's all a compromise.
All QRpedia codes are just QRcodes (some, but not many, QRcodes are QRpedia codes). They also embed a URL within them. The only differences are in the data that's embedded (by standard rules) into that URL, and also what happens when you browse to that URL. QRpedia codes all point to the same domain, which is a web server running the QRpedia code (It's open sourced and at http://qrwp.googlecode.com). This server doesn't have to host any other content. QRpedia uses the server at http://qrwp.org, but the same code would work elsewhere with very similar QRcodes, they'd just have to have the right domain name printed on them. They'd no longer be "QRpedia codes", they'd be "QRcodes using the QRpedia framework".
At the QRpedia server, the short embedded URL from the QRcode is sliced up and it does two clever things before it's turned into a long URL pointing at a Wikipedia project. Most obviously this uses the "What is this thing?" tag from the QRpedia code to find the right WP page URL for that QRpedia resource (this can be done very simply, but sometimes needs to be more complex). It also uses a language code (from the phone device) to decide which bit of international Wikipedia to look at, as this depends on who is looking at a QRpedia resource, not which resource they're looking at. As QRpedia is strongly concerned about international tourism, this is an important feature for it that's hard to achieve by methods before QRpedia.
Now a complication, that QRpedia deals with for you: not only does a QRpedia server have to return en:Monnow Bridge (if an English language phone looks at the bridge), it also has to return this as cy:Pont Trefynwy (a Welsh language phone) and fr:Pont Monnow (un téléphone cellulaire) instead, rather than cy:Monnow Bridge or fr:Monnow Brdge.
Broadly, QRpedia began as a handle server (of which DOI is one of the most common). Very short codes are expanded to big codes, allowing the short codes to be squeezed somewhere small. In addition, specific to Wikipedia, it knows when to point readers at :cy:WP instead of :en:WP and how to turn Monnow Bridge into Pont Trefynwy, when needed.
I hope this is helpful to you, and that Roger doesn't mind me jumping in. Any corrections are of course welcome. Andy Dingley (talk) 13:48, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Its says it is in German. If you try the Breman QRpedia code on the left then it is always in German - but the one on the right will give you English or German depending on your favourite language and the site will fit your phone or tablet.
Other wiki towns only use one code - This is all that is required. The Joburgpedia plaques have two languages to show that you can access info in many languages. How we show that you don't need to use a QR code is till a matter of debate
Andy - its nice to know that I have at least one angel over my shoulder! Maybe you could give me a hand with my editing too :-) The shortening of the QR code is a key issue. The Bremen-pedia plaques have two codes. The right one is a QRpedia code and the left one is a QR code. YOu can see how complicated the url is by just looking at how complex the code looks. The one on the left uses goo.gl shortening. The one on the right uses QRWP shortening. The one on the left could go anywhere .... and you wouldn't know where its was until you got there! The one on the right is human readable as you can see the name of the wikipedia article in the url Before you get there. The QRpedia code will not go to a !bad" site because it can only go to Wikipedia (and Wikisource or Wikivoyage). THe other point is that the left hand site might lose its funding next week.... the QRpedia code will work "forever" as its backed by a UK charity Victuallers (talk) 15:19, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Ted Paige[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 16:02, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

One for @Johnbod Victuallers (talk) 16:45, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Johnbod (talk) 17:41, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Get a screenshot John, there is a great picture of Ted on the Royal Society web site but the license is unclear. This would be so much better with a pic. Victuallers (talk) 18:01, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Essighaus[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 16:03, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Polite reminder[edit]

Hi Victuallers, and thanks for all the work you do at DYK - I've only started writing lots of DYKs recently and you seem to be a real key player in the project, and I appreciate the reviews you do. I guess you've got a lot of things on your watchlist, so I just thought I'd let you know that I've now done the required QPQ on Odell Great Wood - is this green-tickable now? Thanks, :) Acather96 (click here to contact me) 21:55, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

RE: A Picture[edit]

Thanks(Lihaas (talk) 05:10, 20 January 2014 (UTC)).

DYK for Landgericht Bremen[edit]

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DYK for Amaravati Marbles[edit]

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QRpedia-Code[edit]

Hello Victuallers. Ein QRpedia-Code mit Umlauten wird nicht richtig interpretiert und erzeugt einen ungültigen Link. Das war nicht so als ich die Plaques für das Bremer Projekt erstellt habe.

Wikipedia
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http://de.qrwp.org/Sch%25C3%25BCtting_%2528Bremen%2529

Kannst Du helfen? Ich weiß nicht an wen ich das weiterleiten kann. --Godewind (talk) 13:24, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Al-Mastumah[edit]

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DYK for Von Bock House[edit]

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DYK for Spitzen Gebel[edit]

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Re: Review of Duesenberg Model A - online citation for first hook[edit]

Thank you for reviewing the DYK nomination for Duesenberg Model A; I appreciate greatly having a review done for the article so quickly after it was nominated!

I'm not sure whether I should mention it here or at the nomination template, but the first hook, about being the first production car with four-wheel hydraulic brakes, had two supporting citations, one of which was, and still is, offline. The other was, and still is, here: Errett Lobban: His Empire, His Motor Cars: Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg, p. 40, at Google Books, at the first complete sentence in the second column on the page. Sincerely, SamBlob (talk) 18:39, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Tournesol.png Thank you again for your review and for your revision to your review! Sincerely, SamBlob (talk) 19:53, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Teerhof[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:58, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

QRpedia bug - Apostrophes. HELP![edit]

Schütting in Bremen. Wrong link in german language!

Hey Vic, hope you're doing well.

Something seems to have changed since QRpedia was transferred to Wikimedia UK... Codes for the following articles were generated and printed prior to the project's transfer:

They worked just fine but that's no longer the case... Common factor? The apostrophe!

The problem seems to be that although the URL for the article is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Jago's_Arch, when it is copy-pasted into QRpedia it displays as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Jago%27s_Arch and gives you a code for the latter URL. It used to work fine but if you were to scan that code now it returns en.qrwp.org/St._Jago%2527s_Arch, i.e. adding an extra '25' to the URL and this returns an HTTP 400 Bad request.

These codes have been integrated into wider information panels which will be costly to replace, so in an attempt to find a short-term fix I tried to create an in-wiki redirect ([[St. Jago%2527s Arch]]), but as you can see it doesn't let me create an article with this title.

Help please! --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 23:12, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Same problem in german language "Deutsch(Deutschland)" on smartphone (english ok) in our project with 16 plaques like this or this. Need help!!! --Godewind (talk) 06:36, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank for the new information Jurgen and Tyson. Sorry this has happened. If necessary we can change back to the old code. I will raise this today with Wikimedia UK. Not sure how this can happen as the rule was that we would not make any changes or improvements to make sure it kept working. I will place new information here when I have it. 07:33, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Roger. It seems that Godewind’s problem is with the brackets so it would appear that non-letter characters in the title of an article are now being problematic. Grateful if you could please let me know who you've spoken to at Wikimedia UK so I can contact them to. Many thanks, --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 11:08, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi Ty, I have been exchanging emails since 8:30 this morning with principally Tom Morton who is a programmer for them. His investigating as we speak but he also needs the help of another programmer who is not unavailable. The current theory is that the new code has been moved but a fix for an old problem has not been included. I will update when I have more information and send you Tom's email in case you want to talk Victuallers (talk) 11:16, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

@Godewind @Gibmetal77 - The cause of the problem has been identified by @Rexx. The temporary work around is not to cut and paste from the address bar but to cut and paste the plain text url into qrpedia.org. This means that odd characters are delivered correctly for encoding. A more permanent solution follows. Victuallers (talk) 11:36, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, but this is no help for existing plaques with qr-codes. It's a matter of interpreting the incomming urls, generated from mobiles by reading the plaques. The urls are double urlencoded. Just do a regex replace %25 to % with the whole string. --Quarz (talk) 11:48, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
Hello Quarz. Of course this doesnt affect existing QRpedia codes if they have been created using an incorrect url. I was just explaining where that incorrect url has come from. What I think we need to know is how many incorrect codes are out there? It may be possible to correct them when decoding if the problem is large enough. Victuallers (talk) 11:55, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Hey guys. I'm happy to say that this should now be fixed for you. Because the servers that used to host qrwp.org and that currently host it are configured in a subtly different way it exposed a technical bug in the QR code generation (namely, it let you post those urls and didn't intelligently fix them before encoding the QR code). Unfortunately, the old server configuration masked the problem and allowed it to work. I've managed to deploy a fix that will allow things to go back to work! Sorry for the issues. By the way, I'm happy for you to contact me directly on tom [at] wikimedia.org.uk with bugs and technical QRpedia problems. Feel free to hand that email addresses out to any other stakeholders too :) --Errant (chat!) 12:03, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks to a many way discussion and one bright idea the problem is solved @Quarz, @Gibmetal77. Readers interested in seeing the recent progress in Bremen may care to read this. Jurgen's hard work seems to be paying off and there is nearly an "absurd" amount of en:DYK articles thanks to @Ipigott et al :-)
@ErrantX: Thanks a million! I've just scanned these codes and they seem to work now :). I'll try to visit the other codes after work just to be sure...
@Victuallers: Thanks for helping to sort this out so quickly :) --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 12:54, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks to all. Our 32 Code-plaques works well. :-)) --Godewind (talk) 13:36, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Uppsala House[edit]

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Can you fix the errors in Claudia Lösch (skier)?♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:28, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Esquiline Treasure[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:02, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Problem with Queue 3 load[edit]

Victuallers, you're supposed to take the whole of a prep area when you move it to a queue: everything from top to bottom, including all the DYKmake and DYKnom templates. At the moment, Queue 3 is incomplete and going to cause problems when it's promoted.

Can you please fix it right away? Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 21:07, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Queue 3[edit]

Something is wrong with Queue 3. The Hooks heading is visible, and code seems broken. Compare this to that. --George Ho (talk) 21:15, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

see above - thx Victuallers (talk) 21:17, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks to you and @BlueMoonset - fixed I hope Victuallers (talk) 21:30, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Bremen Main Post Office Building[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Can you check out Radisson Blu Hotel, Bremen for me. It looks like the building which was the hilton Bremen. Google books has more sources on Hilton Bremen than this though.♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:53, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Bit busy today .... probably this evening/ tomorrow. Found some pictures of other stuff though. If your new articles make 1500 chars then I may DYK them Victuallers (talk) 13:48, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
True, Radison Blu, before Hilton Bremen. --Godewind (talk) 14:33, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Suding & Soeken building, Bremen[edit]

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Hugo Bergmann[edit]

You appear to have broken a ref and maybe something else on the page. Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 08:05, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

BremenpediA[edit]

So now it's BremenpediA! One more to add to your list. See here. Virtually all the articles on Godewind's list now also have English versions (through few are actual translations). We now need to see how the project develops. It may be a good idea to work the Bremen article up to GA level. I could assist with this but I would prefer to see contributions from the Bremen community. The other language versions (especially French and Dutch) should also be addressed. Any ideas?--Ipigott (talk) 09:48, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Hey that is nice to see that the brand has taken off. I see that @Orlady has also nominated a couple of your articles - so thanks to her too. I wanted to ask the project about their latest plaques. They are using Open Plaques - great, but they are not using QRpedia on the blue plaques :-( The latter is important as a next step might be to encourage more languages. Is there long term plan to support QRpedia? I'm not sure and with my monoglot skills it is to subtle a point to raise easily. Maybe you could ask? Assuming the answer is yes then the next step is to convert their project page to English. I have no problem with the base language being German but it is likely that other languages may not speak German but may speak English. I would also like to suggest that we meet at Wikimania ... I was debating whether to go to Bremen and meet some of the people... Victuallers (talk) 10:14, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

As far as I can gather, they are now working on a more extensive BremenpediA project of which the current QR-code list will be just a part. I think they are trying to get more support from the city and seem to expect news by the end of February. They'll also be developing a new project page. I'm not sure how all this should be coordinated with the EN-wiki. Up to now, everything seems to have been in German.--Ipigott (talk) 12:29, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
Unsere Seite BremenpediA (in Arbeit) --Godewind (talk) 12:46, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for St Catherine's Monastery, Bremen[edit]

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DYK for Deutsche Bank building, Bremen[edit]

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Thanks for AGF, @Mandarax and @Allen3 - can't imagine why this shows me doing this - must be an accident and I can't see how it happened - not my style to revert unless its pure vandalism. Thanks for catching my error Victuallers (talk) 20:45, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Langenstraße (Bremen)[edit]

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DYK for House of the Seven Lazy Brothers[edit]

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DYK for Glockenspiel House[edit]

Orlady (talk) 06:02, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

GLAM meeting in Bremen[edit]

Victuallers, do you want to meet us in Bremen to GLAM project planning in March? (look for my mail last week) --Godewind (talk) 14:29, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Will find mail - yes Im interested! Victuallers (talk) 23:29, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Fine, I have send a new mail yesterday to your gibraltarpedia-adress --Godewind (talk) 06:17, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Atlantis House[edit]

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Great result :-)) --Godewind (talk) 09:19, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Eva Ganster[edit]

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An Ethics of Dissensus[edit]

Sorry, I misunderstood you, couldn't see on the talk page where transclusion ends and comment begins, restored it. (Please sign.) - I understood immediately that "dissensus" is the opposite of "consensus", and that we need ethics or culture of it, - that's my part of the message ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:24, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

I understood immediately that "dissensus" is the opposite of "consensus" too.... but I'm guessing there is some subtlety to the concept if you write a book about it :-) And it is an unusual word that is not defined on wiki that I could see. Do feel free to jump in and approve the hook/article. I do suspect that Prof is more interesting than her article. Victuallers (talk) 18:02, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

International Women's Day[edit]

Hello Victuallers. I have noticed your interest in International Women's Day. Given the fact thate entire month of March is considered to be Women's Month, I have been pretty active in this connection in previous years with coverage of Women in photography with a List of women photographers last year and Women in architecture with List of female architects in 2012. This year I intend to cover Women in dance along the same lines (ballet, choreography, musicals, film, ballroom dancing, national traditions...). Surprisingly, this is an area which has not been properly addressed on Wikipedia, especially on the international level. I have left messages on Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Dance and Wikipedia talk:WikiWomen's History Month/To-do list but these sites are moribund. If you agree with my idea, I would appreciate your assistance and suggestions. I intend to start on the list and biographies in a day or two.--Ipigott (talk) 07:05, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Woooo! Well it looks as if IWD and IWM will start to address our gender bias on line for at least a while. *Very* pleased to have your interest - I, like others, are just taking an interest in this. I notice that there was a dancer in the queue.... more would be great. Victuallers (talk) 09:15, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Many on the way. I first want to provide a basic List of female dancers. I'll then expand on the countries one by one, adding the missing biographies. The more help I can get, the better.--Ipigott (talk) 21:29, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your excellent additions to Clotilde von Derp, including the striking picture, the useful "Empire" source, and the DYK nom. She has turned out to be quite an interesting figure. Have put together a few bits and pieces on Jutta Deutschland and will be trying to cover Gerda's other red links. No harm in running related DYKs sooner rather than later. They may help to encourage wider participation. There's certainly plenty more work to do.--Ipigott (talk) 10:42, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Eduard Scotland[edit]