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Sorry (Sharpe's Skirmish)[edit]

I made a mistake, I should have checked the logs and been more careful. Good work on the article (diff) and if you spot any more incompetencies you can tell me directly. Sorry, GDonato (talk) 21:02, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

  • No problem - I still have some work to go on the article, particularly on the intro, plot and expanding the character list. While I have copy edited the old text for the intro and plot (until I have to to rewrite it) it is mostly blatant plagiarism and paraphrasing from the author's introduction) Cheers. AusTerrapin 21:09, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

ADM ribbon[edit]

I've lightened up the ADM ribbon to match the actual colour (well, as close as I can on my monitor anyway) - thanks for the prod! PalawanOz 23:03, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Ah, yes[edit]

That's quite simple. If you look closely, Sharpe's Regiment (novel) uses the regular ' (%27) apostrophe, and the redirect, Sharpe’s Regiment (novel) uses the curly one, (%E2%80%99). All the articles are where they should be :) --Closedmouth 12:11, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

  • That explains it. Cheer's. AusTerrapin 13:11, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

ISBN 10 or 13[edit]

Response to your question on the {{Infobox Book}} talk page. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 10:32, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Napoleonic[edit]

Response on my user talk page. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 16:30, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Happy Wikibirthday (a day late)[edit]

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I saw from here that it's been exactly three years since you joined the project. Happy WikiBirthday! Keep up the good work, rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 07:46, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Australian Army[edit]

Hi AusTerrapin, thanks for your input. Your suggestions are very helpful and I am in the process to change the graphic now - but some questions remain and some suggested changes I can not make as to keep all graphics within an uniformed standard; in detail:

  • Brigade is abbreviated Bde not Brig (BRIG is the abbreviation for the rank Brigadier).
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  • Regiment is abbreviated Regt not Rgt.
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  • Support is abbreviated Spt not Sup (Sup is the abbreviation for supply).
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  • Combat Service Support Brigade (CSS Bde) and Force Support Battalions (FSB) use the same military symbol as the CSSBs ie a rectangle with a wedge on the right side (the symbol for Combat Service support), not a straight line two thirds of the way down (the symbol for supply).
changed (thanks for pointing that out - it was unclear to me what functions FSBs have and therefore I choose the Supply symbol for them)
  • Special Forces - military symbol does not have a box around the SF.
this I did not change, as only Australia would then use this variation of the SF symbol, while all other graphics have the one with the box around it
  • Command is abbreviated Comd not Com.
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  • Reserve Brigades are not designated as Reserve Brigades in their title so if it is necessary to refer to their Reserve status, this should be at the end of the title, not in the middle.
changed (The "Reserve" text I kept to distinguish between active/reserve units of the Australian Army)
  • Under 4 Bde, it is the Royal Victorian Regiment (RVR) not the Victorian Regiment.
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  • Under 11 Bde, it is the Royal Queensland Regiment (RQR) not the Queensland Regiment.
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  • Combat is abbreviated Cbt, not C.
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  • Squadron can be abbreviated Sqn if necessary
I know
  • Abbreviations of Australian military units do not use full stops.
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Questions:[edit]

  1. Bn for Battalion is ok?
  2. for the 3rd Field Squadron of the 9th Combat Engineer Regiment - should I write "3rd Field Squadron" or "3rd Field Squadron, 9th Combat Engineer Regiment" or "3 Sqn 9th Combat Eng Regt" or which variation thereof??? the same question applies to the 13 Field Squadron, 13th Combat Engineer Regiment and the 35th Field Squadron of 11th Combat Engineer Regiment.
  3. also: I need a clear instruction as to what to do with units numbers: 1st or 1, 4th or 4 - and is there a difference between battalions, brigades and regiments??? i.e. do you write: 4th brigade or 4 brigade, 3rd regiment or 3 regiment, 7th battalion or 7 battalion; and with 2 numbers: "31st/42nd Royal Queensland Regiment" or "31/42nd Royal Queensland Regiment" or "31/42 Royal Queensland Regiment"... I saw all three variants... the less text there is, the easier it is for me to fit it in the text fields - so I always prefer to just write: 1, 3, 5, ecc. but! what is the official naming policy of the Australian Army???
  4. also: 7th Battery 3rd Field Regt or 7 Battery 3 Field Regt or 7 Bty 3rd Field Regt or 7th Bty 3 Field Regt... what is right?
  5. 16th (Aviation) Brigade or 16 Brigade (Aviation) or... ???
  6. any other changes? noclador (talk) 19:56, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

new version[edit]

A new version of the graphic is now online. I changed some details:

  1. Signals - I removed the "s" with some of the Signal units to bring them to a uniform spelling
  2. I removed the LRRP before the three Regional Force Surveillance units
  3. I wrote the 3 Engineer Squadrons as "x Field Squadron" as two of the three units seem to prefer this name (only the Field Squadron designation without regiment) on their homepages: 13, 35
  4. also I dropped all the ordinals to make more room for the regiments names - since ordinals are of little informational value, but a infantry regiments name are extra-relevant, I hope you agree with this mix of: no ordinals, Royal most of the times abbreviated to R and Regiment to Regt, and the rest as often as possible fully spelled out.
  • if there is any other change/point you wish to make - please feel free to do so. and if you have the time: could you also have a look at the New Zealand Army chart? thanks, noclador (talk) 00:45, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

file vs image[edit]

Just in case you hadn't noticed, I have replied. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 12:27, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Category:Recipients of the Commendation for Distinguished Service[edit]

Hi! In the above you have added:

Category:Recipients of Australian military awards and decorations|Distinguished Service (Class 3)|Distinguished Service Commendation|Distinguished Service Commendation

I thought "category" only had two fields. What are the third & fourth?
What is "Distinguished Service (Class 3)"?
Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 11:48, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

G'day Pdfpdf, Doh! Will fix. Class 3 is only a means of ensuring that all the Distinguished Service Awards appear under D and are grouped together in precedence order. DSC is class 1, DSM class 2 and CDS is class 3. I could just have easily used 'level', but was thinking of the 2 classes of the RRC at the time. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 11:56, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Well there you go! (I didn't know that!!) "You learn something new every day." Thanks, Pdfpdf (talk) 12:06, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
(P.S. OK, I give in. What is RRC? Pdfpdf (talk) 12:08, 20 June 2010 (UTC))
Royal Red Cross - its one of the UK Imperial awards and has been replaced in Australia by the Nursing Service Cross. The Royal Red Cross (Class I) uses the postnominal RRC and the Royal Red Cross (Class II) uses the postnominal ARRC (ie Associate Royal Red Cross). Normally one had to be awarded the ARRC (red enamelled cross with silver edge) before being eligible to be awarded the RRC (same design but edged in gold). I've fixed the surplus category fields now. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 12:20, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Categorisation for UNSW faculty members[edit]

Hi, you listed several people who are not alumni but faculty in the alumni category of the University of New South Wales. Hekerui (talk) 15:23, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Indeed, technically you are quite correct. They were moved as part of a wider categorisation tidy up that I have been performing. Looking at entries for alumni on other universities, it has been common practice for faculty to be included in alumni and for there to be no separate category for faculty, hence why I categorised them the way that I did. The do not belong in the main university category. If you really don't want them in an alumni category, then please feel free to create and appropriately link a dedicated faculty page. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 15:35, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your help![edit]

Thanks for your help on the table version of the honorary Knights and Dames page. If we keep plugging away a few names at a time for the next few days, we'll be done before we know it!--Jimbo Wales (talk) 22:34, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

simple:Mark Donaldson[edit]

Please don't remove links to other Wikipedias on this (or any) article unless the link to a page that does not exist or is incorrect. He may be from New Zealand but the French Wikipedia has an article on him too! - tholly --Talk-- 14:10, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

G'day Tholly, my removal of the French link to Mark Donaldson was entirely appropriate. There are two Mark Donaldson's. Mark Donaldson, VC is the subject of articles on the en: no: and simple: Wikipedias. Mark Donaldson, NZ All Black player is the subject of the fr: article and, now that I have created it, an en: article. The en:Mark Donaldson, VC page was subjected to continual inappropriate linking to the French page on the NZ rugby player. To fix this I have done a bunch of disambiguation work including raising the en:Mark Donaldson (rugby player) page, moving the French page to fr:Mark Donaldson (jeuer de rugby), linking fr:Mark Donaldson (jeuer de rugby) to en:Mark Donaldson (rugby player), removing fr:Mark Donaldson (jeuer de rugby) links to fr:Mark Donaldson and simple:Mark Donaldson and removing links on no:Mark Donaldson and simple:Mark Donaldson to fr:Mark Donaldson (jeuer de rugby). This ensures that each site only links to the appropriate corresponding individual. I have also provided a hat link on en:Mark Donaldson to en:Mark Donaldson (rugby player).

If you wish to correspond further, my primary page and talk page are on the English wikipedia (see links in my following signature). Cheers AusTerrapin (talk) 15:44, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Ahh I see, my mistake, very sorry! I should have looked more closely at the content of the articles, sorry for confusion :) - tholly --Talk-- 16:23, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

email?[edit]

You don't seem to have email enabled. Is that correct?
FYI, I do. If you send me an email, I can reply to it.
Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 12:29, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

BTW: I replied. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 14:08, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Talk:List of Order of Odd Fellows lodges[edit]

Could you please refactor your final paragraph from [1], which I've collapsed for the time being? A simple solution would be removing all comments and assumptions about me.

I appreciate the time and effort you've made in explaining your perspective. I think you understand my perspective well. I don't think further discussion is going to get either of us to change our perspectives. --Ronz (talk) 16:24, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! I responded to your comments at ANI, hoping we can move on. --Ronz (talk) 16:40, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the strikeout and the clarification [2]! --Ronz (talk) 19:42, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Mark Donaldson (rugby player)[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Mark Donaldson (rugby player) at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible.  Thank you for contributing to Did You Know!  HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts?   05:19, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

pointless exercises[edit]

I've lost interest.
It all sounds like a waste of time, effort and energy to me.
Never-the-less, I VERY MUCH appreciate your contributions.
If there is something you feel I should pay attention to, something you feel I can add value to without alienating everyone else, or something you feel I can help you with, please "rattle my cage".
Otherwise, I'm staying away from this idocy - life is too short to waste time entertaining strange people and acknowledging their fantasies.
Many thanks, Pdfpdf (talk) 14:13, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

George S. Patton[edit]

Just a note following your latest edits, I have found a citation for his honorary CB in September 1944 but so far nothing in the London Gazette or Times about any other awards. I have added the CB citation to the Patton article. MilborneOne (talk) 20:04, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Sorry Patton is not a page I watch but have just seen your talk page note - I will comment there, thanks. MilborneOne (talk) 20:06, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Mark Donaldson (rugby player)[edit]

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Re: Date change[edit]

Sorry about that, was going by the UTC timezone, as I do everywhere on Wikipedia. Plus it would have looked esthetically strange to have seen July 5th before July 4th. Regards. EricLeb01 (Page | Talk) 14:24, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Aaaaand, I just read the top of your user page. Sorry again. EricLeb01 (Page | Talk) 14:25, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Muhammad Hasan[edit]

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Ping[edit]

There is now work for you to do, I presume? Good Ol’factory (talk) 09:05, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Order of the Black Star[edit]

Just added a new category Category:Officers of the Order of the Black Star to line up with the more accurate categorisation system. To support it I added a cat for the Order Category:Order of the Black Star to include the order and the receipents. Not 100% sure that is right way. As you have more experience in using more acurate category system any advice woule be appreciated, thanks. MilborneOne (talk) 19:44, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

G'day MilbourneOne, you got it. As a colonial order, the related categories should probably be dual categorised against Benin in addition to France. I am not a fan of the 'Orders of knighthood of X' as a category, it becomes quite messy when one needs to cover non-chivalric orders. My preference is for 'Orders of X' with membership grade categories used to identify knights and dames (eg Category:Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath' is categorised as Category:Order of the Bath and as Category:British knights while Category:Companions of the Order of the Bath' is categorised only as Category:Order of the Bath). 'Orders of X' should then be categorised as 'Category:Orders by country|X' and 'Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of X'. These higher level linkages follow the schema archived on the WP:ODM talk page. The French category structure seems to have been developed in isolation of this schema, however I think it may be better to work with it for the time being - I am mulling over a proposal to post at WP:ODM for a comprehensive set of categorisation guidelines. My recent work in revamping the UK and Thailand schema has been useful in developing some thoughts on this. I just need to be able to drag myself away from other tasks long enough to write up the proposal. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 13:49, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
Understood, thanks for the reply, I have noticed we have a few recipients of type cats that really need to be more accurate as has been done for UK and Thailand. Look forward to supporting your proposal! it would be good to have an example of the structure. MilborneOne (talk) 15:29, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Scout and Guide awards[edit]

If you look in Category:Scout and Guide awards, you will see that we now have two categories for holders of the Silver Wolf, after you created one for B-P. I think I prefer your name, Recipients of the Silver Wolf Award, to the older name, Silver Wolf awardees, which has two entries. The naming in general is pretty chaotic and many of these categories are not populated by articles that should be there. I think we need to take this to the Scouting Project, to look at the issue of all similar categories, but I am too exhausted to do that tonight. --Bduke (Discussion) 11:50, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up - I missed that. I have been quite extensively involved in categorisation of orders, decorations and medals as a member of of both WP:ODM and WP:CATP. Outside the realms of scouting, the convention is to use 'Recipients of X' for categories intended for those awarded decorations, medals, awards, etc. Orders are treated differently as one is not awarded an order, one becomes a member of it and thus the title for Category:Members of the Order of the Silver Elephant. I have raised a CfM and have placed a note on the Scouting Project's discussion page. If there are others that you think need to be added to this CfM, feel free however Category:Members of the Order of the Silver Elephant should be excluded for the reasons noted above. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 15:44, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

[edit] File:CdnForcesDecoration+3rosettes.PNG[edit]

G'day Ctjj, you recently added File:CdnForcesDecoration+3rosettes.PNG to several images. Can you please confirm that the rosettes actually take up the full height of the ribbon in reality? This would be unusual, ribbon emblems usually only occupy 2/3 to 4/5 of the vertical height of the ribbon. Assuming that the rosettes are not supposed to occupy the full height of the ribbon, can you please update your image with better proportioned rosettes? Also, as a public domain image, the file would be better loaded to Wikimedia Commons and categorised as Ribbon bars of Canada so that it is grouped with other Canadian ribbons and is more easily found by others seeking ribbon images for their articles. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 20:54, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Good evening!

I hope that you are doing well. Your statement about the rosettes of the Canadian Forces decoration actually makes sence. I really just took an image of the rosette and added it on an image of the CD ribbon, and it seemed to fit. After looking closely to the following picture: http://www.cadets.ca/assets/0/121/423/1087/2343/10612/10752/27ee2c1b-fd8f-4275-86f4-5f021d2da7c0.jpg, I have noticed that the rosettes that I have used would be probably 2 milimetres too large. When I will have the time, I could correct the problem.

Good day to you. Ctjj.stevenson (talk) 22:53, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Umberto[edit]

Ciao! I removed them as, in my opinion, their encyclopedical value is totally null. To know that boring list of empty noble titles, what does it give to the reader? The article doubles its size, with its knowledge value remaining the same. Anyway, let me know... Good work! --'''Attilios''' (talk) 23:29, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Category:Australian_religious_and_humanist_awards

I dont understand the context of creating this category - its bit like chalk and cheese awards - any reason? SatuSuro 07:49, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

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Thanks. AusTerrapin (talk) 17:09, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

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Most highly decorated[edit]

Because I don't know the answer, I'm asking quietly first:
Are any of Keith Payne's foreign awards anywhere near the MG?
Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 10:03, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

G'day Pdfpdf, well spotted. The US Distinguished Service Cross is roughly equivalent to the Star of Gallantry and the Silver Star to the Medal for Gallantry, The Gallantry Cross with Bronze Star doesn't translate easily but is probably equivalent to a Commendation for Gallantry. He is therefore more highly decorated. I have updated the other entries which were a distortion from the reference cited which only said that Corporal Roberts-Smith was the most highly decorated member of the ADF (ie currently serving) which is true. Cheers, AusTerrapin. AusTerrapin (talk) 10:34, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Winners of the Nykredit Architecture Prize[edit]

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Can you help me with how to correct an error in the list of OBEs/CBEs?[edit]

Hello AusTerrapin,

I'm taking a punt that you may be able to help with this, given your evident expertise. I hope you do not mind me asking; I have exhausted all avenues I can think of.

I simply want to move a deceased friend and colleague's entry under Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) to the Commanders (CBE) list. (It's an authoritative move; I'll be providing the verification page from the Australian Govt awards website.)

All I can see is this rather cryptic comment at http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Commanders_of_the_Order_of_the_British_Empire&action=edit: "To list a page in this category, do not edit this category page. Instead, edit the page you want to list..." but I don't know how to get hold of the pages involved via the Edit tab.

I hope you will be able to help. Again my apologies if I am intruding.

Sincerely,

Clive Huggan Canberra, Australia —Preceding unsigned comment added by SCHolar44 (talkcontribs) 05:44, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Hello Clive not sure AusTerrapin is around at the moment but if I can help, you cant change the actual category page you have to change the original article. To do that we need to know the name of your friend and find his/her article. The category will be at the bottom of that page. It would help if you could provide a reference or citation for the promotion from officer to commander, thanks. (I have removed your email to protect you from unwanted mail) MilborneOne (talk) 08:13, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, MilborneOne -- including for removing my e-mail address; I realised my error just as I was heading out in a taxi!

Do I reply to you via "Edit" in User talk:AusTerrapin? Or should I do it another way? I'm very green with this side of Wikipedia.

I did visit your page and saw that you are ex-RAF, with an LSGCM. I'm ex-RAAF -- and your interests do, er, overlap somewhat.  :-)

The page which lists my old friend, John Paul Wild, is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paul_Wild. The page that lists him incorrectly as OBE is http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Officers_of_the_Order_of_the_British_Empire&from=W -- hmm, I have looked at it and that should now be "listed": he has disappeared from there to the Commanders page (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Commanders_of_the_Order_of_the_British_Empire&from=W).

I wonder if this move between pages will be permanent? I guess it must have happened when I changed one of the category references in his Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paul_Wild) to "Commander" from "Officer". Ah! That's what is meant by "you have to change the original article"! [Sound of many pennies dropping].

You mentioned "It would help if you could provide a reference or citation for the promotion from officer to commander". The authoritative page is the Australian Govt honours and awards page: http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=1064489&search_type=simple&showInd=true and I have cited it.

Btw, the placement on the wrong page was a typo, i.e. he was never an OBE.

Thanks indeed for your friendly assistance as I tentatively make my way! My next task is to master the coding citations in the Wikipedia style; it will come (I have started to study the appropriate Help pages). I have an article ready about Paul Wild's life achievements, based on a seminar that we held at the Australian Academy of Science.

SCHolar44 (talk) 08:53, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Looks like you have sorted it out yourself, normally when you start a talk discussion it is better to stay on the same page otherwise the questions and answers appear all over the place. But if you have any other questions then please ask at my talk page. Apology for hijacking AusTerrapins talk page! MilborneOne (talk) 11:09, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Many thanks for your offer. And apologies to you for my "uninvited lodger / cuckoo" act, AusTerrapin!

SCHolar44 (talk) 11:24, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Numbers of Honorary awards of the Order of Australia[edit]

Hi! In July 2010 you made this addition to Order of Australia. It's not obvious to me how to get a separate count of the number of Honorary awards without doing it manually. Did you do it manually? If so, I commend you highly for wading through the list of about 3000 awardees! I also wonder if you are in the mood to update the counts? Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 10:32, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

G'day Pdfpdf, yes it was manually, however I cheated slightly. I ran a search on www.itsanhonour.gov.au for all awardees for each grade in turn and copied the resulting text into Excel, separated into columns and filtered for the honorary entries (they are marked). I used formulae to more efficiently copy text into columns (the original output was on successive rows) and I had to copy the OAM text in blocks as copying the full list caused my computer to crash. Not sure how I will go in the short term for updating, most of my free time is being consumed by looking after a new baby and working on my next Master's. AusTerrapin (talk) 20:27, 13 August 2011 (UTC)
That sounds like the sort of idiocy I indulge in, but I have neither a new baby, nor a Master's degree, occupying my time. I suggest you ignore updating it. What's there is indicative and sufficiently supports the assertion that "there's a lot of them". I was just hoping that you had discovered a more automated way to do it. You get back to your baby (they grow up too quickly - if you're not careful, it'll be a teenager before you notice), and I'll get back to doing my Income Tax. (Whoopee!) Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 00:52, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

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Melbourne Cup 1941[edit]

Thanks again for helping me sort out my article on Edwin A. Doss. It was a few years ago so maybe you won't remember. Anyway I've got some family folklore I want to clear up and was thinking maybe you might have some insight on it.

My father, Edwin Doss, took his fighter squadron from San Francisco to Australia a few weeks after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The story he told me was that soon after arriving in Australia he dove his fighter plane into the stadium before the horse race (which I believe was the Melbourne Cup). He recalled looking up at the people in the stadium. He got into trouble of course and explained that he had done it because the Japanese invasion was imminent and it was no time to have a horse race. Also, he talked of several race horses dying during the incident.

Now, war fighters return from war with lots of stories but my father never ever played things up like that. That being said, I cannot find any reference to anything like this event ever happening. It might be a tall tale but if it is, it's the only tall tale my father ever told.

Know anything about this incident?

Thanks,

Jim Doss JamesDoss (talk) 23:26, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Date formats / Diamond Jubilee Medal for VC Winners[edit]

Prompted by seeing your recent edit, I continue to be confused by which date format to use. I've had YYYY-MM-DD changed to dd mmm yyyy, and dd mmm yyyy changed to YYYY-MM-DD. i.e. Whatever I do, someone complains. What are your thoughts/opinions on the topic? Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 15:47, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

I am in the habit of using the ISO format (YYYY-MM-DD) for citations because that was the guidance on the template cheat sheet - this was based around ease of identification for bots. Since then the guidance appears to have been watered down - I'm guessing people thought that trying to consistently enforce ISO dates was a lost cause.
Donaldson will be getting the Diamond Jubilee Medal, but I haven't put it up because without the supporting news article someoneone is going to complain that putting two and two together is WP:SYNTHESIS. Interestingly of Payne's now 24 medals, 6 have resulted from his VC action - the VC, DSC (US), and CG(RVN) and the three Jubilee Medals. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 16:21, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Ordre national du Mérite[edit]

You are correct about the circular issue. Article was downgraded to C. Fdutil (talk) 02:17, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Bed-making[edit]

Thanks for the refs! PamD 18:20, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Peter van Uhm‎[edit]

BTW: I haven't been able to confirm the grades of the Order of the Merit (Chile) or Order of the Polar Star (Sweden) yet. (Thanks for finding ref for Legion of Honour (France)). Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 06:42, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Why would an army general be appointed Commander of the Naval Order of Merit (Chile)?
Do you have a reference?
Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 16:31, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
Excellent question, presumably there was a naval component to his relationship building with Chile in one or both of his senior Joint appointments (Commander Operations Command and Chief of Defence Staff). I am going of the ribbons displayed here and the ribbon you originally added with a rosette backed by a silver stripe. The only comparable one in the photo (bottom row, far left ribbon) is edged in red which is consistent with the Naval Order of Merit and is consistent with the sequence of decorations listed in the article. The alternative is that it is the blue ribbon (3rd row from top, far left ribbon) in which case the grade is Knight. I haven't found a textual reference for his award which would given a conclusive result. I have found several references which show that the blue sash edged in red is the Naval Order of Merit (#1, #2, and #3), and one which is to a Police Chief (#4). Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 17:31, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
a) Hmmm. Well, stranger things have happened, I suppose ...
b) It's handy when Kevin Piggott takes such nice high resolution photos!
Dutch UNIFIL medal Dutch former Yugoslavia medal
Dutch SFOR --|-- Dutch Officers' long service medal --|-- Dutch Army medal
Dutch Olympic cte NATO UNIFIL NATO SFOR French Military campaign medal
 ? Cmdr Polar Star Officer Legion of Honour  ?
Not there: AO; Mir Masjedi khan Ghazi; Cmdr Orange-Nassau
The lanyard is the Bronze Soldier - Haven't yet determined if there's an associated ribbon or not.
c) BTW: What was/were the award/s that the Chilean Admiral and Air General were wearing?
Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 18:25, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 15:07, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
That's about as far as I can get at the moment. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 13:24, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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Adding Category:Orders, decorations, and medals to pages[edit]

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Thanks for checking. This is not strictly the case - it is quite appropriate to have meta articles linked to this category, ie generic articles that describe the overarching system of orders, decorations and medals (eg Medal). However, articles that are specific to subordinate categories should be allocated to that category (eg British Honours System belongs under Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of the United Kingdom). In some cases the subordinate category may not have been created - this is not a justification for the article to be placed in a top level category (eg a new article describing the honours system of Burkina Faso would be categorised under Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Burkina Faso but as that category doesn't presently exist it should be created (as part of a wider category schema it can be created as soon as there is at least one article to populate it)). Please review your recent changes and where appropriate correct. If there are specific articles you are uncertain of, feel free to ask. AusTerrapin (talk) 15:59, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
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Hi, I was tempted to write up a Poogie Bell stub and found your draft. Looks good to me, time to move it? :-) – Pladask (talk) 20:35, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

I second that. It's good work, give it a go. Blutfink (talk) 19:44, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the interest. I have held off moving it because I hope to put it in for a DYK nomination to raise awareness of this great musician and need a bit more materiel to successfully do this. Then I got distracted by other things... I will have another look shortly. In the meantime, if you have sourced materiel to add whilst it is still in user space, please feel free... AusTerrapin (talk)

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  • Are you sure that it's not a Joint position?
  • (I'm of the understanding I had the impression that LCAUST was a Joint position, but I could be wrong ... ) - And yes, on reflection, that IS wrong.
  • Do you have any evidence to clarify whether it is a Joint or an Army position?
  • (I must admit that the fact that it's a merger of LCAUST and commander TC-A sort-of implies that it just might be an Army position ... )

Yours in incomplete knowledge, Pdfpdf (talk) 11:38, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

G'day Pdfpdf, yes, I am absolutely sure. Publicly available info can be found on the Army website and the other indicator is that all of the subordinate units/formations are Army units/formations. You may be getting confused with COMD 1 DIV who double hats as COMD DJFHQ. Whilst under current arrangements COMD DJFHQ is always an Army appointment, the appointment is unambiguously a joint role. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 12:09, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Re: DJFHQ, yes, I knew that. But also yes, I was probably letting that colour my memory of the LCAUST arrangement. Yes, I'm now reminded of the situation, and I'm now confident that you are correct. Thanks for that! Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 13:18, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

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Opinion[edit]

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Bars to CSC & DSC[edit]

Australia does not follow the UK in using a rosette to denote bars to awards - So I believe. they use a miniature of the medal, star or cross of the award - Sorry, I don't understand. Could I bother you to enlighten me please? With thanks in advance, Pdfpdf (talk) 07:13, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

G'day Pdfpdf - long time no hear (then again I have only been around sporadically). Bars to Australian decorations (as opposed to long service award clasps) are, with the exception of the DSC (which uses a 5mm high silver federation star), denoted by a 5mm high miniature representation of the full size decoration on the ribbon bar. This is not to be confused with the half size miniature decoration (with ribbon) worn in evening dress. Regrettably the It's an Honour site does not spell out this level of detail however, for Defence related decorations, it is available at Defence Medals and, less accessibly for all decorations, in Michael Maton, The National Honours & Awards of Australia, Kangaroo Press, Sydney, 1995. The ribbon bar images I removed used a British style rosette which is not used on any Australian award. AusTerrapin (talk) 14:02, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply, and G'day to you too!
long time no hear - yeah ... well ... I've discovered that the less often I open my mouth, the less often I put my foot in it ...
Bars to Australian decorations ... are ... denoted by a 5mm high miniature representation of the full size decoration on the ribbon bar. - Oh. So you did mean what I thought you were saying. Well there you go! (i.e. a) That's a surprise to me. b) You learn something new every day.)
Regrettably the It's an Honour site does not spell out this level of detail - Indeed it does not!
however, for Defence related decorations, it is available at http://www.defence.gov.au/medals - I don't disagree. But really? Where? (i.e. 1) I didn't find anything relevant on that particular page. 2) Can you provide some URLs to some examples please?)
The ribbon bar images I removed ... - Agreed. As I said above: "So I believe."
Again, thanks for the reply. Maybe I'm not (yet) "enlightened", but thanks to your reply I am certainly much better informed! Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 13:12, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Try: VC, SG, MG, DSC, DSM, CSC, CSM, NSC AusTerrapin (talk) 17:18, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Ah okay, I was unaware of that so I did assume, my bad. But I saw the need for their creation, and just did it based what what I thought I knew. Though looking at the CSC clasp for example, I can guarantee I cannot replicate that for WP. Though it is certainly a good pick-up on my mistake. Nford24 (PE121 Personnel Request Form) 22:21, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Nat, decorations don't have clasps - clasps are a feature of campaign and long service medals. In the Imperial / Imperial inspired systems, subsequent awards of a decoration are denoted by the addition of a 'bar' to the ribbon of the medal or miniature and a miniature device to the ribbon bar (a rosette for Imperial awards but, as discussed here and less the DSC, a miniature representation of the decoration in the case of Australian decorations). A further distinction between bars and clasps is spacing on the medal ribbon - clasps are worn one above the other starting from the bottom of the ribbon (excluding any taper where the ribbon passes through a loop). Bars are spaced evenly between the bottom and top of the ribbon - one bar is placed in the middle, two bars divide the ribbon into thirds, three divide it into quarters, etc. Pdfpdf (talk, PalawanOz (talk or myself may be able to create the necessary images. PalawanOz may be on an extended wikibreak as he doesn't appear to have edited since 2012. I am very busy at work at the moment (extending into my domestic hours) so it may be some time before I can take this on. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 15:34, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Slightly off-topic, but related ...[edit]

Regarding files DSC & Bar and CSC & Bar: Rather than deleting the pages, perhaps we can replace the images?? (In which case, it would be nice to "see" an example of what they "should" look like ...) Pdfpdf (talk) 13:38, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

(P.S. FYI: Sometime ("real soon") I will put a note on Nat's talk page alerting him to all this. Pdfpdf (talk) 13:38, 8 October 2014 (UTC))
See CSC and bar image. I agree that replacing the images is in order. I haven't been able to trace images of the others, however for the DSC, the federation star shape will be the same as that used in the design of the cross (which has more acute angles for the points compared to that used in some other contexts (eg fifth clasp for long service awards), whilst the NSC will have a thin border of silver (enamel devices rarely don't have a border and it is a necessary design element to distinguish the red enamel insignia from the red ribbon it is attached to - at least for the first bar). AusTerrapin (talk) 17:18, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

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Sue Black[edit]

So, do you think her publications should have publishers and ISBNs or not? Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 17:42, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Not quite sure what you were getting at with the question. I have left these details out of the main text of the article as I did not see that as being useful to the casual reader's understanding of her body of work. The details are included in the citations where they are absolutely relevant - this information is for those who might actually want to look the work up. Having said that, if there is WP:MOS guidance that suggests more detail should be included in the list of published works, then I am happy for it to be updated in line with WP conventions. If you meant something else, you will have to enlighten me. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 17:53, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes, it's the list of publications. The excellent sourcing you have provided for each title makes those details slightly redundant, but most lists of books I see in articles have publisher, location and ISBN. Martinevans123 (talk) 17:58, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
I see you made some edits in between my earlier edit and most recent one. I didn't receive an edit conflict message so I am hoping that your changes were unaffected, but it may pay to double check. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 18:02, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Haha, yes it always pay to check. :) Martinevans123 (talk) 18:04, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Here's the one I was asking about: [3]. Martinevans123 (talk) 20:02, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
That was left in as an oversight from the way I prepared the citation details (I copied in a string of citation text and then copied it into the relevant sections of the cite wizard before being deleted from the main article area - in this instance I missed deleting some info but caught up with it later). AusTerrapin (talk) 09:28, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
Um, but I deliberately added those details as I thought they were required. Martinevans123 (talk) 09:51, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
Well that would explain why I was a bit mystified when I saw it (at that point I hadn't realised someone else was editing the article and thought it was my ommision). AusTerrapin (talk) 10:22, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
Apologies for any confusion. So do we want the details or not - or are the sources sufficient on their own? Martinevans123 (talk) 11:00, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
See my first comment - my view is unchanged. AusTerrapin (talk) 11:52, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
OK. I might open a discussion thread on whether WP:MOS should apply. No strong view. Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 12:18, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Order of Australia Post-nominal[edit]

Hey, In ragards to your recent edit of Sir Angus Houston. I have reverted it because I am under the impression that only the senior post-nominal is used. Sir Peter Cosgrove's own biography on his website uses only 'AK MC (Retd)'. Based on that, are you able to provide a reference otherwise? Nford24 (PE121 Personnel Request Form) 23:20, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

[4] His biography. Nford24 (PE121 Personnel Request Form) 23:20, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
G'day Nat, see the Order of Australia Ordinances down the backend of the linked document. See also my comment here. AusTerrapin (talk) 11:05, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
What's fact is fact, and you have shown me fact. The link you provided didn't work, but this one does [5]. I'll revert my revert. Cheers. Nford24 (PE121 Personnel Request Form) 13:08, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
Sorry - screwed up the wiki code (a bit rusty at the moment) - this is now fixed. The now properly linked booklet is well worth looking up as a definitive reference on the current rules of the Order. I left Sir Peter's article alone precisely because he has chosen not to use both post-nominals even though that would be perfectly correct. It is too early to have clear evidence of what Sir Angus and Prince Philip will do in practice in regards to post-nominals, ribbons, etc. I have updated the post-nominals template to permit the doubling up - the honour code adds a 'g' or a 'm' to the end of the standard post nom (eg 'AC'). There is no 'ACg' since all AK/AD appointments are in the General Division and thus an AC (Gen) is overridden by promotion to AK/AD. Likewise if the person is both an AC (Gen) and and AC (Mil), the AC (Gen) is senior and therefore doesn't use the explanatory parenthesis ie 'AC, AC (Mil)' is correct not 'AC (Gen), AC (Mil)'. AusTerrapin (talk) 16:20, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
Interesting. ("You learn something new every day.) Thank you for the reference. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 12:52, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

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Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators, Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, KieranTribe, Miniapolis, and Pax85.

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The Bugle: Issue CXIII, August 2015[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXIV, September 2015[edit]

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 29 September. Yours, Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:20, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXV, October 2015[edit]

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RfC Battle of Britain[edit]

Some fresh input on what the sources say about the subject would be welcome at this RfC. Martin Hogbin (talk) 08:37, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

October 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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September drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 25 editors who signed up, 18 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

October blitz: The one-week October blitz, targeting requests, has just concluded. Of the nine editors who signed up, seven copyedited at least one request; check your talk page for your barnstar!

The month-long November drive, focusing on our oldest backlog articles (June, July, and August 2014) and the October requests, is just around the corner. Hope to see you there!

Thanks again for your support; together, we can improve the encyclopedia! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, KieranTribe, Miniapolis and Pax85.

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The Bugle: Issue CXVI, November 2015[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:33, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Nominations for the Military history WikiProject historian and newcomer of the year awards now open![edit]

On behalf of the Military history WikiProject's Coordinators, we would like to extend an invitation to nominate deserving editors for the 2015 Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year awards. The nomination period will run from 7 December to 23:59 13 December, with the election phase running from 14 December to 23:59 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:05, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXVII, December 2015[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors 2015 End of Year Report[edit]

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Our 2015 End of Year Report is now ready for review.

Highlights:

  • Summary of Drives, Blitzes, and the Requests page;
  • New record lows in the article backlog and on the Requests page;
  • Coordinator election results;
  • Membership news;
  • Changes around the Guild's pages;
  • Plans for 2016.
– Your project coordinators: Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.
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The Bugle: Issue CXVIII, January 2016[edit]

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Canberra meetup invitation[edit]

Hi, you're invited to the Canberra meetup which will take place at King O'Malley's Irish Pub in Civic on 17 February 2016. Bidgee (talk) 00:58, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXIX, February 2016[edit]

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Category:Members of the Order of the Silver Elephant has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Members of the Order of the Silver Elephant, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for deletion. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. RevelationDirect (talk) 01:26, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXX, March 2016[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors April 2016 Newsletter[edit]

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March drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 28 people who signed up, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April blitz: The one-week April blitz, again targeting our long requests list, will run from April 17–23. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the requests page. Sign up here!

May drive: The month-long May backlog-reduction drive, with extra credit for articles tagged in March, April, and May 2015, and all request articles, begins May 1. Sign up now!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis, and Baffle gab1978.

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The Bugle: Issue CXXI, April 2016[edit]

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Category:SICOFAA Legion of Merit has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:SICOFAA Legion of Merit, which you created, has been nominated for deletion. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. RevelationDirect (talk) 12:13, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXII, May–June 2016[edit]

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June 2016 Guild of Copy Editors Newsletter[edit]

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Hello everyone, welcome to the June 2016 GOCE newsletter. It's been a few months since we sent one out; we hope y'all haven't forgotten about the Guild! Your coordinators have been busy behind the scenes as usual, though real life has a habit of reducing our personal wiki-time. The May backlog reduction drive, the usual coordinating tasks and preparations for the June election are keeping us on our toes!

May drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's record-setting backlog reduction drive. Of the 29 people who signed up, 16 copyedited at least one article, 197 copyedits were recorded on the drive page, and the copyedit backlog fell below 1,500 for the first time! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

June Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz will occur from 12 June through 18 June; the themes will be video games and Asian geography.

Coordinator elections: It's election time again; how quickly they seem to roll around! Nominations for the next tranche of Guild coordinators, who will serve a six-month term that begins at 00:01 UTC on 1 July and ends at 23:59 UTC on 31 December, opens at 00:01 UTC on 1 June and closes at 23:59 UTC on 15 June. Voting takes place between 00:01 UTC on 16 June and 23:59 UTC on 30 June. If you'd like to assist behind the scenes, please consider stepping forward; self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible; remember it's your Guild, and it doesn't run itself!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.

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Darwin meet-up and public workshops[edit]

Hi,

Two public workshops will be hosted at the Northern Territory Library which will be held on 22 June 2016, 5.15pm and 26 June 2016, 2pm. There is also a meetup which will be held at 6pm on 25 June 2016. Bidgee (talk) 12:56, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors July 2016 News[edit]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the July 2016 GOCE newsletter.

June Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 12 through 18 June; the themes were video games and Asian geography. Of the 18 editors who signed up, 11 removed 47 articles from the backlog. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

Coordinator elections: The second tranche of Guild coordinators for 2016, who will serve a six-month term until 23:59 UTC on 31 December, have been elected. Jonesey95 remains as your drama-free Lead Coordinator, and Corinne and Tdslk are your new assistant coordinators. For her long service to the Guild, Miniapolis has been enrolled in the GOCE Hall of Fame. Thanks to everyone who voted in the election; our next scheduled one occurs in December 2016. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible; self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

July Drive: Our month-long July Copy Editing Backlog Elimination Drive is now underway. Our aim is to remove articles tagged for copy-edit in April, May and June 2015, and to complete all requests on the GOCE Requests page from June 2016. The drive ends at 23:59 on 31 July 2016 (UTC).

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Corinne and Tdlsk.

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The Bugle: Issue CXXIII, July 2016[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXIV, August 2016[edit]

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Category:Order of Vasco Núñez de Balboa has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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Canberra meetup invitation (August 2016)[edit]

I'll be in Canberra from the 29-30 August, there is a planned meet-up at King O'Malley's (though I'm open to suggestions) from 6pm on the 29 August. Sorry for the short noticed, only had the trip confirmed this afternoon. Bidgee (talk) 10:58, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXV, September 2016[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors September 2016 News[edit]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the September 2016 GOCE newsletter.

>>> Sign up for the September Drive, already in progress! <<<

July Drive: The July drive was a roaring success. We set out to remove April, May, and June 2015 from our backlog (our 149 oldest articles), and by 23 July, we were done with those months. We added July 2015 (66 articles) and copy-edited 37 of those. We also handled all of the remaining Requests from June 2016. Well done! Overall, we recorded copy edits to 240 articles by 20 editors, reducing our total backlog to 13 months and 1,656 articles, the second-lowest month-end total ever.

August Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 21 through 27 August; the theme was sports-related articles in honor of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Of the eight editors who signed up, five editors removed 11 articles from the backlog. A quiet blitz – everyone must be on vacation. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Corinne and Tdlsk.

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Military history WikiProject coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from the Military history WikiProject! Elections for the Military history WikiProject Coordinators are currently underway, and as a member of the WikiProject you are cordially invited to take part by casting your vote(s) for the candidates on the election page. This year's election will conclude at 23:59 UTC 23 September. For the Coordinators, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:00, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXVI, October 2016[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXVII, November 2016[edit]

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, AusTerrapin. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

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The Bugle: Issue CXXVIII, December 2016[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors December 2016 News[edit]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the December 2016 GOCE newsletter. We had an October newsletter all set to go, but it looks like we never pushed the button to deliver it, so this one contains a few months of updates. We have been busy and successful!

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: Nominations are open for election of Coordinators for the first half of 2017. Please visit the election page to nominate yourself or another editor, and then return after December 15 to vote. Thanks for participating!

September Drive: The September drive was fruitful. We set out to remove July through October 2015 from our backlog (an ambitious 269 articles), and by the end of the month, we had cut that pile of oldest articles to just 83. We reduced our overall backlog by 97 articles, even with new copyedit tags being added to articles every day. We also handled 75% of the remaining Requests from August 2016. Overall, 19 editors recorded copy edits to 233 articles (over 378,000 words).

October Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 16 through 22 October; the theme was Requests, since the backlog was getting a bit long. Of the 16 editors who signed up, 10 editors completed 29 requests. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

November Drive: The November drive was a record-breaker! We set out to remove September through December 2015 from our backlog (239 articles), and by the end of the month, we had cut that pile of old articles to just 66, eliminating the two oldest months! We reduced our overall backlog by 523 articles, to a new record low of 1,414 articles, even with new tags being added to articles every day, which means we removed copy-editing tags from over 800 articles. We also handled all of the remaining Requests from October 2016. Officially, 14 editors recorded copy edits to 200 articles (over 312,000 words), but over 600 articles, usually quick fixes and short articles, were not recorded on the drive page.

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Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Corinne and Tdslk.

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Category:Recipients of the Star of the Solomon Islands has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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Voting for the Military history WikiProject Historian and Newcomer of the Year is ending soon![edit]

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Category:Order of the Royal House of Chakri has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXIX, January 2017[edit]

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Category:Recipients of King Christian X's Liberty Medal has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXX, February 2017[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News[edit]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the February 2017 GOCE newsletter. The Guild has been busy since the last time your coordinators sent out a newsletter!

December blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 11 through 17 December; the themes were Requests and eliminating the November 2015 backlog. Of the 14 editors who signed up, nine editors completed 29 articles. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all who took part.

January drive: The January drive was a great success. We set out to remove December 2015 and January and February 2016 from our backlog (195 articles), and by 22 January we had cleared those and had to add a third month (March 2016). At the end of the month we had almost cleared out that last month as well, for a total of 180 old articles removed from the backlog! We reduced our overall backlog by 337 articles, to a low of 1,465 articles, our second-lowest month-end total ever. We also handled all of the remaining requests from December 2016. Officially, 19 editors recorded 337 copy edits (over 679,000 words).

February blitz: The one-week February blitz, focusing on the remaining March 2016 backlog and January 2017 requests, ran from 12 to 18 February. Seven editors reduced the total in those two backlog segments from 32 to 10 articles, leaving us in good shape going in to the March drive.

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: In December, coordinators for the first half of 2017 were elected. Jonesey95 stepped aside as lead coordinator, remaining as coordinator and allowing Miniapolis to be the lead, and Tdslk and Corinne returned as coordinators. Thanks to all who participated!

Speaking of coordinators, congratulations to Jonesey95 on their well-deserved induction into the Guild of Copy Editors Hall of Fame. The plaque reads: "For dedicated service as lead coordinator (2014, 1 July – 31 December 2015 and all of 2016) and coordinator (1 January – 30 June 2015 and 1 January – 30 June 2017); exceptional template-creation work (considerably streamlining project administration), and their emphasis on keeping the GOCE a drama-free zone."

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March Madness 2017[edit]

G'day all, please be advised that throughout March 2017 the Military history Wikiproject is running its March Madness drive. This is a backlog drive that is focused on several key areas:

  • tagging and assessing articles that fall within the project's scope
  • updating the project's currently listed A-class articles to ensure their ongoing compliance with the listed criteria
  • creating articles that are listed as "requested" on the project's various task force pages or other lists of missing articles.

As with past Milhist drives, there are points awarded for working on articles in the targeted areas, with barnstars being awarded at the end for different levels of achievement.

The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project, although only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the military history scope will be considered eligible. More information can be found here for those that are interested, and members can sign up as participants at that page also.

The drive starts at 00:01 UTC on 1 March and runs until 23:59 UTC on 31 March 2017, so please sign up now.

For the Milhist co-ordinators. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:24, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Fair Use in Australia discussion[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXI, March 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXII, April 2017[edit]

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RMIT says hullo to Monash[edit]

I have been commenting upon the question of ‘level’ on the ODM Message board and noticed (04/06/10) Military awards and decorations of the United Kingdom. I did not see it at the time and would have argued that ‘Awards and decorations of the British military’ is grammatically different from ‘Military Awards and decorations of the British’. The Wikipedia article ‘Military orders, awards and decorations’ is piffle. I am dropping you this note since I noted you went to Monash. In the late 1970s I was a RMIT delegate for a number of years to the ‘ten days that shook the world’ Australian Union of Students Annual Conferences held at Monash which I thoroughly enjoyed. In 1980, I wrote an article on recent GC awards in the RMIT student magazine Jargon. Sadly, the section on GC awards to civilians is still up to date. Best wishes from the Sunshine Coast. Anthony Staunton (talk) 03:20, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Dames of the Order of the Rajamitrabhorn[edit]

A tag has been placed on Category:Dames of the Order of the Rajamitrabhorn requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section C1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the category has been empty for seven days or more and is not a disambiguation category, a category redirect, a featured topics category, under discussion at Categories for discussion, or a project category that by its nature may become empty on occasion.

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXIII, May 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXIV, June 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXV, July 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXVI, August 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXVII, September 2017[edit]

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2017 Military history WikiProject Coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from the Military history WikiProject! Elections for the Military history WikiProject Coordinators are currently underway. As a member of the WikiProject you are cordially invited to take part by casting your vote(s) for the candidates on the election page. This year's election will conclude at 23:59 UTC 29 September. Thank you for your time. For the current tranche of Coordinators, AustralianRupert (talk) 10:39, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXVIII, October 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXIX, November 2017[edit]

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ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, AusTerrapin. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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2017 Military Historian of the Year and Newcomer of the Year nominations and voting[edit]

As we approach the end of the year, the Military History project is looking to recognise editors who have made a real difference. Each year we do this by bestowing two awards: the Military Historian of the Year and the Military History Newcomer of the Year. The co-ordinators invite all project members to get involved by nominating any editor they feel merits recognition for their contributions to the project. Nominations for both awards are open between 00:01 on 2 December 2017 and 23:59 on 15 December 2017. After this, a 14-day voting period will follow commencing at 00:01 on 16 December 2017. Nominations and voting will take place on the main project talkpage: here and here. Thank you for your time. For the co-ordinators, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:35, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXL, December 2017[edit]

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User group for Military Historians[edit]

Greetings,

"Military history" is one of the most important subjects when speak of sum of all human knowledge. To support contributors interested in the area over various language Wikipedias, we intend to form a user group. It also provides a platform to share the best practices between military historians, and various military related projects on Wikipedias. An initial discussion was has been done between the coordinators and members of WikiProject Military History on English Wikipedia. Now this discussion has been taken to Meta-Wiki. Contributors intrested in the area of military history are requested to share their feedback and give suggestions at Talk:Discussion to incubate a user group for Wikipedia Military Historians.

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Guild of Copy Editors December 2017 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2017 News
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Hello copy editors! Welcome to the December 2017 GOCE newsletter, which contains nine months(!) of updates. The Guild has been busy and successful; your diligent efforts in 2017 has brought the backlog of articles requiring copy edit to below 1,000 articles for the first time. Thanks to all editors who have contributed their time and energy to help make this happen.

Our copy-editing drives (month-long backlog-reduction drives held in odd-numbered months) and blitzes (week-long themed editing in even-numbered months) have been very successful this year.

March drive: We set out to remove April, May, and June 2016 from our backlog and all February 2017 Requests (a total of 304 articles). By the end of the month, all but 22 of these articles were cleared. Officially, of the 28 who signed up, 22 editors recorded 257 copy edits (439,952 words). (These numbers do not always make sense when you compare them to the overall reduction in the backlog, because not all editors record every copy edit on the drive page.)

April blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 16 through 22 April; the theme was Requests. Of the 15 who signed up, 9 editors completed 43 articles (81,822 words).

May drive: The goals were to remove July, August, and September 2016 from the backlog and to complete all March 2017 Requests (a total of 300 articles). By the end of the month, we had reduced our overall backlog to an all-time low of 1,388 articles. Of the 28 who signed up, 17 editors completed 187 articles (321,810 words).

June blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 18 through 24 June; the theme was Requests. Of the 16 who signed up, 9 editors completed 28 copy edits (117,089 words).

2017 Coordinator elections: In June, coordinators for the second half of 2017 were elected. Jonesey95 moved back into the lead coordinator position, with Miniapolis stepping down to remain as coordinator; Tdslk and Corinne returned as coordinators, and Keira1996 rejoined after an extended absence. Thanks to all who participated!

July drive: We set out to remove August, September, October, and November 2016 from the backlog and to complete all May and June 2017 Requests (a total of 242 articles). The drive was an enormous success, and the target was nearly achieved within three weeks, so that December 2016 was added to the "old articles" list used as a goal for the drive. By the end of the month, only three articles from 2016 remained, and for the second drive in a row, the backlog was reduced to a new all-time low, this time to 1,363 articles. Of the 33 who signed up, 21 editors completed 337 articles (556,482 words).

August blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 20 through 26 August; the theme was biographical articles tagged for copy editing for more than six months (47 articles). Of the 13 who signed up, 11 editors completed 38 copy edits (42,589 words).

September drive: The goals were to remove January, February, and March 2017 from the backlog and to complete all August 2017 Requests (a total of 338 articles). Of the 19 who signed up, 14 editors completed 121 copy edits (267,227 words).

October blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 22 through 28 October; the theme was Requests. Of the 14 who signed up, 8 editors completed 20 articles (55,642 words).

November drive: We set out again to remove January, February, and March 2017 from the backlog and to complete all October 2017 Requests (a total of 207 articles). By the end of the month, these goals were reached and the backlog shrank to its lowest total ever, 997 articles, the first time it had fallen under one thousand (click on the graph above to see this amazing feat in graphical form). It was also the first time that the oldest copy-edit tag was less than eight months old. Of the 25 who signed up, 16 editors completed 159 articles (285,929 words).

2018 Coordinator elections: Voting is open for the election of coordinators for the first half of 2018. Please visit the election page to vote between now and December 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Thanks for participating!

Housekeeping note: We do not send a newsletter before (or after) every drive or blitz. To have a better chance of knowing when the next event will start, add the GOCE's message box to your watchlist.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Miniapolis, Corinne, Tdslk, and Keira1996.

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The Bugle: Issue CXLI, January 2018[edit]

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Category:Order of the Crown of Thailand has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Order of the Crown of Thailand, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Paul_012 (talk) 21:53, 9 January 2018 (UTC)