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Nathaniel Westlake[edit]

I see that you created this article and cited his entry in "Stained Glass Marks and Monograms" by Joyce Little. Do you still have access to this publication? I have recently created an article on Francis Skeat and I would be most grateful if you could add any additional information that may be contained in Little's book. Thanks for any help you can give. Daemonic Kangaroo (talk) 07:03, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Sorry - as a translator I move from topic to topic, and don't get to the bottom of any of them. I don't have a copy of this book in my possession. (I can find it in a library, but I imagine it would be just as much trouble for me as for you.) --Andreas Philopater (talk) 14:01, 8 January 2011 (UTC)


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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For fixing the problems of The bride is beautiful, but she is married to another man. Bearian (talk) 20:12, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

So obvious : great job Andreas. Would you(*) mind performing the same on Azzam Pasha quotation that needs the same work not much more difficult as for the bride married to another man...

(*) Why you and not me ? Because there is right now a momentum and you have a "virginity" on the topics related to the I-P conflict that will permit to make improvements fast and with consensus around you.

Pluto2012 (talk) 21:17, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the vote of confidence, but having looked at the Azzam Pasha quotation article, I think it is rather more of a hornet's nest than this one, and I'm not especially inclined to touch a question so far from my areas of expertise. I tried to trim back "bride is beautiful" to something that addressed the issues raised at AFD (which is one of the things that AFD is good for). I wouldn't know how to begin to do the same for Azzam Pasha. --Andreas Philopater (talk) 21:34, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Aileen Soares[edit]

Hi! I see you have kept the article in your userspace. I nominated it for deletion but changed my mind after going into detail, however it was still deleted. I want to take it back to the mainspace but will need to work on the structure first. Would you mind if I do the modifications in your space? Samar Talk 08:01, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Never mind, I have re-created the article, please see this. Samar Talk 12:01, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
Well, that doesn't seem to have lasted long. Do feel free to work in my userspace until we have something speedy-proof. --Andreas Philopater (talk) 20:19, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
Yes, unfortunately another admin immediately deleted it. Again notability issue. Also I could find only 4-5 good references in newspaper and a couple more in the school website but nothing beyond that and information about her is very limited. With this I am sure the article will be deleted again, unless she wins an award or more information about her is available. Samar Talk 05:47, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
Would you be willing to put all the references/info you have in the userspace version? I'd like to take a look. --Andreas Philopater (talk) 06:37, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
  • School website
[1] - short biography on the SJC website
[2] - no substantial info
  • The Express Tribune
[3] - No extensive details except that she will receive a 'bouquet'
  • Dawn News

Featuring your work on Wikipedia's front page: DYKs[edit]

Symbol question.svg Thank you for your recent articles, including Sebastiano Montelupi, which I read with interest. When you create an extensive and well referenced article, you may want to have it featured on Wikipedia's main page in the Did You Know section. Articles included there will be read by thousands of our viewers. To do so, add your article to the list at T:TDYK. Let me know if you need help, Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:05, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, I'm flattered. What did you have in mind? "Did you know that the first Polish Royal Posts were run by Italian bankers?" --Andreas Philopater (talk) 15:19, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
That sounds interesting enough, I'd just add a note about 16th century somewhere. Let me know if you need any assistance with the DYKing process. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 23:25, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Please note that due to DYKs being on a time limit (~5 days since the article's creation), it should be nominated today. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 16:26, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Piotr, I'm sure Andreas won't mind if you nominate this article yourself before the time runs out before the end of the day. Cheers! Poeticbent talk 17:54, 19 October 2012 (UTC)
There, all done. Although I'm not sure I did it right. --Andreas Philopater (talk) 22:37, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

I don't intend to change Vilnius, but this case is different from Kraków. Kraków name stayed the same throughout history, as far as its mostly Polish speaking inhabitants were concerned. Vilnius, however, became throughout polonized, to a degree that its Lithuanian name was not used much for several centuries (it was inhabited, in 1939, by something like 40% Poles, 40% Jews, and <10% Lithuanians). The name Wilno is also used in English literature. It is often a good idea to mention it in text if the subject is related to Poland and concerns the polonized period. It is not required, though. (It's a little bit like the Constantinopole/Instanbul case, for example; see also WP:NCGN for some relevant reading). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 16:33, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Well, reading that, what strikes me is that if a widely accepted historic English name for a specific historical context has preference, and it should be followed by the modern English name in parentheses on the first occurrence of the name in applicable sections of the article in the format: "historical name (modern name)", then we should be using Cracow in the Montelupi article, with Cracow (Kraków) at first mention... --Andreas Philopater (talk) 22:46, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Not a bad job for your first DYK entry. Keep up the good work!--SGCM (talk) 22:59, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Sebastiano Montelupi[edit]

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Roberto Bandinelli for DYK[edit]

If you could expand it just by 50 words, it will no longer be a stub, and will be eligible for DYKing, too. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 18:04, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Busy week. No way I can do that in time. --Andreas Philopater (talk) 20:55, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Sebastiano Montelupi[edit]

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Followup RFC to WP:RFC/AAT now in community feedback phase[edit]

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Roberto Bandinelli[edit]

Hi Andreas Philopater. Please, see your new baby at Template:Did you know nominations/Roberto Bandinelli. Cheers, Poeticbent talk 17:22, 25 October 2012 (UTC) Thanks Poeticbent. --Andreas Philopater (talk) 21:52, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Roberto Bandinelli[edit]

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Treccani image[edit]

Hi Andreas. I saw your question in the edit summary. The image on cannot be transferred to Commons because it's not quite free. But I believe it's "free enough" for so you can copy the image on and upload it on You should also copy the source info from and use the template {{PD-Italy}}. I should say that while I have a solid understanding of the basic rules surrounding images on, I'm no expert so you might want to double-check the info I just gave. Cheers, Pichpich (talk) 02:57, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

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Just to explain my edit to the Kraków article, I want the article to provide information on how the Poles and Jews of Kraków were treated not how those two groups in general were treated. Rsloch (talk) 15:06, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

Your edit does not have this effect. That the Nazis envisioned a city ethnically cleansed of Poles and Jews is hardly inconsequential to their treatment. --Andreas Philopater (talk) 15:45, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Didier Pollefeyt[edit]

Hi Andreas,

Thanks for the coomments on Didier Pollefeyt. I made some changes to the external references, adding google books, policy documents and news paper articles. The links to the sources within KULeuven are kept for the reader's convenience.

I hope this meets your expectations (I undid the banner you added). If not, please contact me.

Theology002 (talk) 07:28, 11 January 2014 (UTC)


I wish to warn you about MiG29VN's behavior. He has falsely, deceptively and deviously blamed me of "vandalism" (as evidence here) and explained here (the paragraph begins with "The main reason the inclusion of the Hue Massacre "Dispute/Denial" section"'), in order to get other editors to swiftly remove content from others that he doesn't like and get editors on his side. Now he's blaming you for "vandalism". This is just to let you know what he's doing.

Thank you for your message. --Andreas Philopater (talk) 22:51, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi Andreas! Yeah, I had a back and forth with another Editor last week, and I don't have the skills or time to populate all of the links and whatever needs to be done. I'm older, and all of this is terribly confusing to me. I just bit off more than I can chew here, so I'll have somebody do all of the necessary things at some point in the future. I understand that all of this will be deleted, and that's fine.

Thanks for taking the time to send me a message! I'll revisit all of this when I can hire someone qualified to do all of the technical stuff that is so beyond me.


Scott Card racist?[edit]

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Commentators continue to reference/allege Card's piece involving a fictional, future Obama's coup d'état by way of urban guirillas as racist (eg see here in Slate, 2013; here, HuffPo, 2013; here, Wired, 2014). Should our article mention this aspect of controversy with regard to the piece here: "Orson Scott Card#Politics"?

(Also see a 2013 blogpost by M Aspan citing this from Card in 2000 rgding allegedly non-racist use of nigga'.)

See discussion here: Talk:Orson Scott Card#RfC: Subject of blp racist?

--Hodgdon's secret garden (talk) 21:37, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

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Tidying up my entry for Parinoush Saniee[edit]

You've done a great job Andreas - thank you! The result is concise and free from clutter - wonderful. Merry Christmas. Darren Leedaras (talk) 08:24, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome. Merry Christmas to you too. --Andreas Philopater (talk) 11:47, 22 December 2014 (UTC)


I just happened to be flicking through New Pages. I was always getting tagged when I started, doing things in draft (eg. creating a page User:Andreas Philopater/Audrey Butt Colson) with a userspace draft template on top, working on it gradually, and transferring it onto the main Wikipedia site afterwards made life a lot simpler. --The Vintage Feminist (talk) 20:36, 28 December 2014 (UTC)


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Copyright notices[edit]

Hey Andreas. Appreciate the tagging of Sonoma State University School of Science and Technology as a copyvio. It's important work. Just came her to clarify an issue that is raised by what you wrote on the now deleted talk page. We assume full and non-free copyright unless there's a specific and compatible free copyright license (or public domain release) that can be positively shown. Part of the reason for this is pragmatism, but it's also because non-free copyright of sufficiently creative works automatically vests in the owner of the work upon creation and no displayed license is needed under copyright law for the copyright to obtain (there are some exceptions like works of employees of the U.S. Federal government created as part of that person's official duties, but they're beyond the scope here).

All this is to say that you don't need to bother hunting down whether the source of copied and pasted text bears an affirmative notice, or worry if you find none. You only want to take a quick glance to see if there's a notice to avoid tagging something that actually has a free license. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 03:03, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the clarification! --Andreas Philopater (talk) 03:43, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Antoine Faydherbe[edit]

Thanks so much for your work on the Faydherbe family of sculptors! I really appreciate it. I noticed you didn't find the Wikidata link for Antoine Faydherbe, which I just linked. It would be nice if you could do this yourself in future (and create the item if it doesn't exist yet). If you have any questions on Wikidata and/or would like some tips for working with items, please let me know. I will be connecting the family relationships on Wikidata based on your work so that these will show up in Reasonator. Thanks, Jane (talk) 10:23, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

You're very welcome. I still haven't got used to not using interwiki links. What might Reasonator be? --Andreas Philopater (talk) 10:59, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Reasonator is one of the links on the left side of your screen when you are looking at an item in Wikidata. For example, here is the Reasonator page for Antoine Reasonator page for Q2109015. Wikidata is much more than just sitelinks. Happy data editing! Jane (talk) 11:42, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

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Dutch/Belgian Dutch/Flemish[edit]

Hi Andreas, I came here to let you know I'd responded to you at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Belgium but couldn't see how I'd first contacted you so I've had to start a new section. Thanks for responding previously. Jan (JDE) (talk) 14:42, 3 July 2015 (UTC)