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Great work on Djenné et. al.[edit]


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Handy hint[edit]

Hi, notice you were wondering about checking footnotes in preview. The way I've been using is to temporarily type {{reflist}} under the paragraphs you've edited, which shows the citations, then remember to delete it before saving the page. Sometimes it's easier to just save, if you're confident the footnote is right, so either way's ok. . . dave souza, talk 20:39, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

On the Origin of Species has been nominated for FA[edit]

You were kind enough to make a number of contributions to the article during the GA review process; so I thought you might like to know about it. If you would like to participate in the FAC reviwe process as well you can do so at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/On the Origin of Species/archive1. Rusty Cashman (talk) 06:31, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

In appreciation of those very useful edits during the GA review and others later, I wanted to present you with this:
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For improvements to On the Origin of Species and related articles Rusty Cashman (talk) 19:43, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Copyvio on Niger Inland Delta[edit]

You're absolutely right: I planned on using the text to write my own, including other sources. As I was running out of time yesterday, I (foolishly..) decided to just upload the WWF text and continue working on it the other day.

Not taking into account the keen eye of Aa77zz of course. I will revert my edit and work on it in some offline program. Saw your copyedit work on some articles by the way, keep up the good work. Regards, Pim Rijkee (talk) 09:44, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Good work![edit]

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Here's a famous fish award, Aa77zz, with thanks for your good work on The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication and Clémence Royer.
dave souza, talk 11:16, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
Many thanks for continuing to make improvements, I've replied on my talk page.[1] . dave souza, talk 17:30, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Very good updating of the Lake Faguibine page.[edit]

I became interested in this area after seeing this article: Since then, your edits concur with my conclusions. Much of your work is supported by studying sequential satellite images on Google earth.

N.B. I am new to editing. I have made minor alterations to the the Goundam entry and aim soon to make a new entry for the Tassakane River. (talk) 19:42, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Re: Licensing question - English Wiki vs Commons[edit]

Yes, you can upload any visual work published before 1923 to Wikipedia under the {{PD-1923}} status. Since the work in question is still copyrighted in France, please remember to mark it with the {{Do not move to Commons}} warning as well. Jappalang (talk) 08:20, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Mary Rose[edit]

There's a weak consensus on the talk page for gathering the two sets of co-ordinates (the sinking and the museum) together in the infobox. Any view? --Old Moonraker (talk) 10:31, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Crystal violet etc[edit]

Thanks for the note. I will try to re-examine the articles on these dyes. I reworked them some months ago, but there are many forms of [CPhw(C6H4NH2)x(C6H4NHMe)y(C6H4NMe)z]+. If you can find broad references to their use (per WP:secondary), please add them, because we need general sources--Smokefoot (talk) 17:17, 30 July 2010 (UTC)


Hi Aa77zz, I was wondering if you could help out at Timbuktu? I have put in some effort to expand it and give it more refs - but I've seen your edits (somehow our WP interests overlap, as I see your name on my watchlist quite often) and thought you might want to have a look. Any additions or suggestions are welcome. Let me know! Cheers, Pim Rijkee (talk) 19:55, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I just noted we are both editing the article simultaneously, I'll try to stay away from the references. Doing a rewrite on #Origins now. Cheers, Pim Rijkee (talk) 23:43, 19 March 2011 (UTC)


Hi ... in the linked FAC, it's helpful if anyone who makes a comment or question adds something in bold at the beginning or end of their comments to make it clear that they either are or aren't satisfied with the answers they got ... something like "Issues resolved" or not resolved would help, even if you don't want to take the time to read it carefully and support or oppose. Thanks. - Dank (push to talk) 20:56, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the review[edit]

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Thanks As77zz for your excellent review of The Magdalen Reading. The article is much better because of your comments and edits. Truthkeeper88 (talk) 14:15, 27 May 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I'm not sure if its within your area of interest, but I intend on taking Portrait of Monsieur Bertin to FAC within the next month, and would greatly appreciate help from you before or during, hopefully before. Your review of The Magdalen Reading was extreamly helpful; I suppose I think I would have a far stronger article if you had time. If not, no worries, thats fine too. Best regards. Ceoil 13:08, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Oh well it was worth a try. See you at some stage, the likes of you will always be appreciated here, and take care. Ceoil 13:54, 19 June 2011 (UTC)


Yes, I agree, there is no reason to add an anecdote which is not really about Nixon and expands the article by one percent.--Wehwalt (talk) 15:00, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Iznik pottery[edit]

Thank you for your good work on this article. Marshall46 (talk) 11:50, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

I like the pots and look at them whenever I visit the BM or the V&A. I have the huge book by Atasoy & Raby, the small book by Carswell and now several articles so it is just a matter of finding the time. Aa77zz (talk) 12:09, 7 September 2011 (UTC)


wow, many thanks for all the ref fiddling! HMallison (talk) 14:45, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

You sure have been busy! Many thanks again - not only was I at SVP in the meantime and thus w/o Internet ($13/day in room, $24/day for entire hotel - no thanks), but you came up with quite some stuff I would never have thought of. I did think of using a different group, btw, but expected to run out the letters of the alphabet, thus "upper-roman". However, many refs go to the entire Moser 2003 etc., so I guess it is better the way you edited it. :) HMallison (talk) 20:12, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Arnolfini Portrait[edit]

You got reverted, but its just one of thoes small things. Funnily there is talk of that article being a future project, so you might keep an eye. Best. Ceoil (talk) 20:32, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Italic for German[edit]

Bach cantata: I would understand italics if the terms were left untranslated. But they are recognizable as "foreign" because they are capitalized, and they are translated. Why confuse by italics which normally indicate titles? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:38, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

I've commented on the article talk page. Aa77zz (talk) 15:03, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Piyale Pasha Mosque[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 07:03, 21 February 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for your feedback on Spanish conquest of Guatemala, the article has just been promoted. As always, it has come out of the review process in better shape than it went into it. All the best, Simon Burchell (talk) 15:45, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

An award for you[edit]

A Barnstar!
Golden Wiki Award

In recognition of all the work you’ve done lately! (talk) 21:25, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Mali pps[edit]

Hi Aa77zz, sorry for yesterday's mess concerning my edits! I might have misjudged the relevance of that pps-show (which, by stupidly adding a vertical slash to, did not even show up - but you managed to open it). It's up to you whether it might fit to the general article My opinion is that it gives a good overview for those, who haven't visited Mali yet, plus some information about the actual turmoil. Because you got involved with the topic, you might consent that still is imperfect. If you switch to the German version, you will notice that it contains descriptions of other salt mines or salines besides Taoudenni or Fachi/Bilma: Idjill in Mauretania, Amadror in Algeria and Tegguida-n-Tessoum in Niger. See - Regards with this photo of a Taoudenni-Timbuktu azalai: --Gerd.Seyffert (talk) 11:25, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Dome of the Rock[edit]

Thank you for the information about Iznik tiles. I have amended the description for both the FP nomination, as well as the Commons VIS of which it is a part. Best-Godot13 (talk) 06:17, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

If I nominate this image for Commons FP, may I credit you for descriptive information provided? Godot13 (talk) 07:54, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
You are welcome to acknowledge my contribution - but I don't think it is strictly necessary. My sources are mainly on Iznik pottery and don't provide detailed information on the Dome of the Rock so I can't add any more on the tiles in your particular photograph. I generally try to provide as much information as possible with photos - to help other editors and prevent mistakes. best wishes Aa77zz (talk) 08:23, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

Merge discussion for Amadu's Jihad [edit]

Information.svg An article that you have been involved in editing, Amadu's Jihad , has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Aymatth2 (talk) 21:54, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Edward Coke[edit]

Thanks for your comments here; I've now responded to them, if you want to take a second look :). Ironholds (talk) 22:50, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Medieval sites in Avignon[edit]

Hi! Thanks for your help with further reading on Fort Saint-André (Villeneuve-lès-Avignon), could you possibly add some to the nearby Tower of Philip the Fair? Thanks! ---Brigade Piron (talk) 11:18, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

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Thank you for your excellent work on Tower of Philip the Fair & Fort Saint-André Brigade Piron (talk) 17:11, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks for this. I still have quite of bit to add to the Tour Philippe-le-Bel article and I haven't yet obtained a good source for the Fort. I'm spending a few days near Villeneuve next week and plan to visit the tower. Aa77zz (talk) 07:41, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the review[edit]

Thank you for helping to improve the Gospel of the Ebionites article. The article was recently promoted to FA. Ignocrates (talk) 15:13, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Garden Warbler[edit]

Thanks for your comments on the talk page, I've taken them on board and commented there. I've also edited the article accordingly Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:03, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Common House Martin[edit]

Thanks for your edits. It's a mixed blessing having such an old page nominated for TFA (dead links, incorrectly formatted refs from later editors, changes in FA style, like not having refs in the lead, 300px taxobox....). At least there's some time to clear it up. Are you happy with the TFA blurb? It's on my talk page. Thanks again Jimfbleak - talk to me? 09:51, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

I've seen your comments, I'll check in the morning Jimfbleak - talk to me? 19:05, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Replied on CHM talk page Jimfbleak - talk to me? 10:07, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Mosques commissioned by the Ottoman dynasty[edit]

Hi, thanks for your interest in Mosques commissioned by the Ottoman dynasty. However Rüstem Pasha (groom) was not a member of the dynasty. So I removed his name. Happy editing Nedim Ardoğa (talk) 16:11, 19 July 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for offer. I had a quick run through my FAs. Although several use old images, most seemed of acceptable quality. The weakest I think were:

Jimfbleak - talk to me? 10:06, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for that, much improved. I'm sure you are right about aging, the ground colour should be cream, not yellow. I don't want to make work for you though... Jimfbleak - talk to me? 15:48, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Latham 1802[edit]

Yes, I blame him for me getting it wrong ): Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:20, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Benjamin Disraeli[edit]

I notice some very useful points in your recent edit summaries (e.g. pruning Futher Reading – I agree with you). I wonder if I can persuade you to look in at the peer review here and comment more extensively on how we can improve the article? No rush at all, but if you can find time and inclination we shall be very glad to see you. Tim riley (talk) 10:51, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Melbourne Castle image[edit]

Thanks for that, I hadn't even notice the copyright text. It's a much better image, in glorious colour too! I have a purge button on my tabs which I think must be a Preferences option, that seems to deal with caching issues OK Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:51, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Now this has gone through, I can nominate the waxwing at any time. Thanks for fixing the typos; it's amazing how you develop a blind spot to your own obvious errors. Anything you thing needs fixing/adding before I nominate? Thanks Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:43, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
Many thanks Jimfbleak - talk to me? 12:59, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Photoshopping old prints[edit]

Thank you for your very good questions on my talk page. My reply got a bit lengthy, so I've left it over there, also in case anybody else wants to chip in with any thoughts. I'm afraid I don't seem to have been able to give you very many precise black-and-white answers, but please do tell me what you think of what I've written, and I hope it's of at least some use. All best, Jheald (talk) 19:28, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

It's interesting, I was having a look to see what venues available generally for discussing techniques and best practice for image restoration on Commons, and there seem to be surprisingly little. Commons talk:Media restoration exists, but there seems to be surprisingly little there. User:Durova and User:Adam Cuerden both seem to have done a lot, and Durova posted some notes at Wikiversity:Image_restoration/Basic_steps_of_a_restoration, but I think she's no longer active.
Commons has Commons:Graphic Lab and en-wiki has WP:Graphics Lab, which both take requests. But there seems to be very little central discussion of what the community thinks are actual best techniques and best practices. I suppose there's always Commons:Village Pump and Commons:Graphics village pump, but not much that seems more specific. Have you been able to find any?
On a different topic, I see that you've done quite a lot of work on European explorers of Africa. I've been trying to organise some of the the British Library Flickr collection's Africa titles at Commons:Commons:British Library/Mechanical Curator collection/Synoptic index, Africa, but I've been finding it hard going. I'm not even sure that my basic approach of trying to break it into Northern/Eastern/Western/Central/Southern really works. For example, explorations of the African Great Lakes (eg David Livingstone), or a trek from Angola to Zanzibar -- are they properly filed in Central; or Eastern; or even Southern? Should Heinrich Barth's journey go into Northern; or Western (eg Timbuctoo); or even Central (Lake Chad?). And it doesn't help that the usage of the time often doesn't at all relate to the most common present-day usage (eg Western sometimes meaning Gabon or the Congo; Central including anything more than a dozen miles inland; or Southern seemingly sometimes including almost anything south of the Equator.
So I'd be really grateful for another pair of eyes looking over that list, and any thoughts or suggestions or improvements that occurred to you. Jheald (talk) 15:55, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Forgive me for popping in, but if there's anything I can do to help, please let me know! Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:53, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Just to add, I've now made some changes to the Commons project page for the BL Flickr Commons collection, which I hope gives a bit more useful advice now about uploading a new version vs overwriting. Let me know if you think this is enough, or whether there's still more that could be usefully clarified.
Adam has left some useful notes on my talk page about my cleaning of Le Keux pictures of Cambridge, which may be of interest. He's also made quite a substantial update to Durova's notes at Wikiversity. Jheald (talk) 21:21, 23 January 2014 (UTC)


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more accurately reflect source
Thank you for quality atricles such as Piyale Pasha Mosque, and for gnomish improving contributions to articles in a wide field of interests, such as Ibn Battuta ("add addition cites and edit text to more accurately reflect source") for project Africa, adding maps and infoboxes, moving articles, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:08, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Many thanks for this. Aa77zz (talk) 16:34, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

You are welcome, also to look at more of my articles. (Almost) as soon as you made your thoughtful comment, it got promoted ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:07, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
A year ago, you were the 792nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:15, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
Two years ago, you were recipient no. 792 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:11, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
Today, we enjoy Frigatebird on the Main page, followed by most welcome feast of joy pictured! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:02, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
Three years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:00, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Request to rename file on Commons[edit]

Done, I think the links are autofixed. Anything coming up at GAN or FAC? Jimfbleak - talk to me? 12:07, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I wasn't canvassing, I meant have you got anything in the pipeline that I can review? I'm aware it's a bit one-way at the moment Jimfbleak - talk to me? 13:20, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Nuthatch list[edit]

I've located the sources for all the subspecies authorities, and most have links too. There is one in German and four in Russian (two to the same article) where I can't find a link. My lack of Russian is an obvious problem, so I've put a request on the resources page to see if anyone can link the Buturlin articles. Portenko is probably still within copyright, and the German paper I simply haven't been able to find Jimfbleak - talk to me? 12:57, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Radiocarbon dating[edit]

Thanks for the helpful edits! Much appreciated. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 11:29, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Noye's Fludde[edit]

This is to advise you and other peer reviewers that the article has been nominated at FAC, and that any further comments should be raised there. Brianboulton (talk) 17:52, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Chronicle of Fredegar[edit]

Great work! I just went to that article to clean it up—it having been on my to-do list for a while—only to find it in good condition and well-referenced. Srnec (talk) 00:11, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

I'll see what I can do with Krusch's MGH edition, but my Latin isn't good. Srnec (talk) 00:52, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

St Helen's[edit]

Thanks for comments. Just to let you know I'm going to be in London for a few days, so it may take a while to deal with your points. Starkey is a bit of a problem. She's definitely right on the alignment, I've every reason to think that she's right on the sundial, which is a very early vertical descender, and she probably saw the 2001 restoration papers which I can't access. The skulls and crossbones on the gateway look old enough, although some parts of the gate have been repaired— I think that will be hard to ref from another source though. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 20:04, 20 November 2014 (UTC)


I only have access to jstor, but if you email me I can send you the HBW online text if that helps Jimfbleak - talk to me? 10:50, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

I'll have a look and see what I've got in my books Birds of western Polynesia might be good Jimfbleak - talk to me? 13:10, 3 December 2014 (UTC).
We saw an adult male of this species in Fiji, fortunately the only plumage in which it is easily distinguished from its relatives. The book only gives field guide level info, so no real help to you, sorry Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:57, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

St Helen's[edit]

I notice it's some time since you edited at the FAC. Is there an outstanding issue that I've missed? Thanks Jimfbleak - talk to me? 07:09, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I'm going out in a bit, so I'll look at the FAC when I can. If there is anything on any of the frigatebirds that you can't see on HBWalive, let me know. Magnificent and Ascension have occurred in the UK, so there will be something in british Birds, but it will mostly be identification and vagrancy stuff. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 11:51, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
Incidentally, St Helen's Etwall is also well off the standard east-west line, it would be interesting to follow that up, but unlike Ashby, which is open all day every day, Etwall is open just for two hours on Wednesday afternoon, and pre-Christmas commitments mean that I might not get there in the near future Jimfbleak - talk to me? 11:59, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your support. I've uploaded an image of Robert Mundy and his wives, but I'm not sure it's usable. The slab is worn and the contrast is poor, and I lack the skills to enhance the image to make it clearer Jimfbleak - talk to me? 14:42, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
That's definitely better. I think it would look effective if it could be made to look almost like a line drawing, but that's way beyond my skills Jimfbleak - talk to me? 15:35, 11 December 2014 (UTC)


The family texts on HBW are actually usually more extensive than the species accounts. Both sent, let me know if any problems. I usually listen to tweet of the day, but haven't over Christmas due to a baby granddaughter in the house I didn't want to risk disturbing at 6 am. I must admit, it never occured to me to actually read the articles. All the best, Jimfbleak - talk to me? 07:15, 29 December 2014 (UTC)


Thanks a lot for the reference contribution. Please, if you have a couple of minutes, double-check the navigation template at the bottom, Im not 100% its correct regarding number of species. Dan Koehl (talk) 23:21, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

A page you started (Haseki Sultan Complex) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating Haseki Sultan Complex, Aa77zz!

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Nice article on an important building, I'm a big fan of Sinan.

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What really puzzles me is Sinan's birth date. It seems implausible for several reasons:I do have a fairly modern book about him which makes him about a decade younger.TheLongTone (talk) 15:44, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg Loads of good hard editing work on the Berkhamsted article. Big thankyou -- BOD -- 23:36, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Very much appreciate your improvements to the citations/references. Sometimes my laziness was to blame, I am sorry. :) for help

Apologises regarding the removal of the church gates citation after you improved it, as you pointed out it did not relate to the text in question. I am highly impressed by your many improvements to the sources in the Berkhamsted article. As usual I am hoping the simple citation to the HertLis website is ok in the demography section or do you think each sentence (covering a different topic) will need its own citation to the specific table it represents? -- BOD -- 21:55, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
Though the Berko page belongs to nobody and everybody, I really want to thank you — for the numerous and continuing excellent editing contributions you have been making. Your hard work is highly appreciated.-- BOD -- 17:57, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Frigatebird[edit]

Thanks, if you get a moment then give out a barnstar today. Victuallers (talk) 07:27, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

Emu FAC[edit]

Did you have any more points you wanted to raise at the Emu FAC? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:04, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

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Mungo Park (explorer)[edit]

Hi, please ping me when you've finished so as to avoid edit conflicts. Thanks, Martin of Sheffield (talk) 22:38, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

@Martin of Sheffield:, I'm done. Aa77zz (talk) 22:40, 28 December 2015 (UTC)


Why did you remove the original IOC reference? The version I listed was the first one in which Ptilotula was recognised as a genus as per the citation in text. If you want to change the format of that reference, that's fine but it should still refer to version 3.4 and not 6.1.

Also I believe the references to Mathews 1912 are in error in the documents using them (eg Nyari and Joseph 2011). Mathews made no mention of Ptilotula in the 1912 paper. It is not until the 1913 handlist that he created the genus. I think Nyari and Joseph got their reference wrong, and everyone else has followed their mistake. Does wikipedia protocol mean this error must be upheld until it is corrected in current literature?

Jippa99 (talk) 22:39, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

redirect suggestion[edit]

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George Bernard Shaw[edit]

Thank you for your contributions with the references. If we can interest you in the article as a whole we have finally got it up for peer review, and any comments you might like to make would be gladly received. Tim riley talk 17:01, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

Henry Yule[edit]

Thanks for your work on Mr Hobson Jobson! Carbon Caryatid (talk) 15:21, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

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Category:Bird genera[edit]

Hi Aa77zz, I noticed you re-added Whistling thrush to Category:Bird genera after I had removed it. See WP:INCOMPATIBLE for why this article shouldn't be in that category. "Whistling thrush" is not a genus; Myophonus is. This is one of the types of cases where redirects get categories. --BDD (talk) 16:06, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Category:Linaria (bird genus) has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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On the rocks[edit]

I'm expanding Eurasian rock pipit, and I'd like to verify and/or link the text support by ref 5. I found Yarrell's book here, but it doesn't appear to contain the required text. Given your expertise in these matters, I wondered if you could help sort this out, thanks Jimfbleak (talk) 08:25, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

I'll take a look later today. Aa77zz (talk) 08:29, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
Jimfbleak: The reference was muddled. The BHL has scans of 4 editions of A History of British Birds (1843). The year and page numbers corresponds to the 4th edition and not the 2nd. Yarrell died in 1856 and the 4th edition was revised by Alfred Newton. I've met Newton before - his work seems very solid. I've updated the reference - but haven't checked whether it supports all the facts in the article. Aa77zz (talk) 10:43, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
Many thanks, I'll see if it supports the text, which needs tweaking anyway Jimfbleak (talk) 10:49, 30 September 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for spending your Sunday doing so many sound files! You must be feeling at a loose end now! The other thing we were doing at the British Library was to add the files onto foreign language Wikipedias, but there were two that are of particular importance Wikispecies which acts just like other wikpedias (you access it through the left side bar), and Wikidata. I want to write a help sheet tonight, but basically it is quite simple.

  • Enter wikidata from the left side bar
  • You will need to add a new 'statement' called audio
  • Cut and paste the sound file (without [[ ]] or 'File: ' into the box provided

Now if you scroll down to the bottom of page- you see a list of countries and the page name. From there we can add the same audiofile to multiple languages.

--ClemRutter (talk) 08:43, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

thanks for the thanks on Chateauneuf du pape[edit]

Those were really all fairly nit-picky idiom edits that I did, but thank you for thanking me for them. I noticed that you had done some serious editing on the article before that which was all stuff that needed to be done, like verb agreement with the subject.

I am not sure how you wound up at this article but you did it some good. If French wine and/or Provence is within your spheres of interest, I thought you might like to know that there are a cluster of articles in the translation-cleanup queue that have to do with the south of France, although I believe that the Chateau de l'Hers is the only one I have declared finished. Biarritz, Abbey of St Pons, Castellane, Notre-Dame de la Garde... also some that aren't online yet like Wines of the Avignon popes. If not fine, just thought I would mention it, but I *was* wondering if you know of any specialized resources in the areas of either medieval construction or winemaking -- I am finding myself at somewhat of a loss amid the many words for "wall", "Barrel" and "variety" .. either way thanks...Elinruby (talk) 20:25, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

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Hello, will you be finishing your FAC review for grasshopper? LittleJerry (talk) 18:21, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for giving me such a thorough review of the mangrove swallow! RileyBugzYell at me | Edits 19:32, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Many thanks. Aa77zz (talk) 20:25, 15 January 2017 (UTC)


Your comments would be welcome here! Johnbod (talk) 10:29, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Iznik pottery[edit]

I noticed you have crossed out your agreement to the article title change proposal - but all your comments suggest a basic agreement with the proposal and an acceptance that the vast majority of sources write Iznik pottery rather than İznik pottery. Tiptoethrutheminefield (talk) 16:21, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Laridae[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 19 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Laridae, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the family Laridae (European herring gull pictured) are the only shorebirds known to have developed ultraviolet vision? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Laridae. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Laridae), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Question about article title[edit]

Hello! Back in 2014 you moved the article Torra di Santa Maria Chjapella to Tour de Santa Maria della Chiappella, saying "Reliable sources and IGN maps use French". Last month it was improperly moved (via copy-paste) back to the Torra title. I have just deleted that article per G6 so that the move from the Tour page could be done properly. The person requesting the deletion had no opinion about what the title should be, they just wanted to have the move done properly rather than via copy-paste. I noticed that no reason was given for the move to Torra, and personally I wondered whether the title might not be better as "Tower of" to match the lede sentence. Anyhow, I thought I would call the situation to your attention and see if you have any opinion where we should be. And if you need admin help to carry something out, let me know. Thanks. --MelanieN (talk) 15:33, 6 June 2017 (UTC)