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Domherr[edit]

Good to hear from you and thank you for your good wishes for the New Year, which I reciprocate most sincerely. As to "Domherr" (for a member of a cathedral chapter) I think we would just say "canon" - you're right that that would technically be a secular canon, not a regular one, but I don't think you would normally specify it. All best, Eustachiusz (talk) 23:23, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Oflag IV-A#Camp history[edit]

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Image Question[edit]

On this image you took.

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"License plate has been changed for anonymisation purposes. Year code remains correct, however."

It look like it a real registration plate but it isn't. How did you do it so it still got the reg plate but it isn't a valid one

Makizox (talk) 20:12, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Hmm. It's fiddly. And there may be better ways than the way I do it. But it really just needs a bit of time and patience. And it gets a bit less fiddly with practice.
  • Download to an image manipulation programme. I use GIMP because (1) it's freely downloadable and (2) I've learned how to use the relevant bits of it. But if you've got used to another programme, I'm sure other programmes do the same stuff as well.
  • Zoom in under the view menu so you're viewing at 400% or for detailed stuff 800%
  • Use lassoo shaped "selection" tool to select a letter on the plate.
  • Copy the letter so it covers another letter.
  • Where the image is significantly angled, experiment with moving the letter in two halves - top half and bottom half. As long as the top lines up with the top of the other letters and the bottom lines up with the other letters, it's not the end of everything of the middle bit is scrunched a bit. With Ts and Os no one will notice. With Ms and Hs it may be necessary to fiddle around with the middle bit to line up the little v in the middle of the M or fatten back the cross bar of the H.
  • Sometimes it's easy to change a letter. A G can be changed to a C by copying a bit of "white" from elsewhere in the plate to cover the hook on the G. The right half of an O can take you more than half way to changing a P or an R into a D (sans serif, but serifs can be created and added when you've got more time and confidence, and meanwhile the images are generally too small for people to notice those things). A suitably sized (but simply formed) slice of white can change an O into a C, while you can sometimes copy the left centre bit of a C to the right gap to turn it into an O
  • Etc. Start with a simple one and move on. It's quite satisfying when it works. And when it doesn't you don't upload the result. You can always come back next week and try again.

If that helped, so much the better. Success Charles01 (talk) 06:52, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank you! --Makizox (talk) 21:31, 8 April 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for cleaning up the JS2 article[edit]

Hi Charles01. Thank you for cleaning up the tenses in the article on the Ligier JS2. I wasn't really happy with the original. Nice job.

Kumboloi (talk) 21:39, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Noted. Thanks for noticing (and endorsing). Success Charles01 (talk) 06:52, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

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Alain Trogneux[edit]

You asked on the English Wikipedia, not the French one.Zigzig20s (talk) 07:41, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Ah, yes. An error by me. Need more coffee urgently. Best wishes Charles01 (talk) 07:51, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
I did google to see if there was any connection findable that way, but I didn't find one. However, as you may have spotted for yourself, google treats each of us differently according to (1) our googling history and (2) what he thinks we might be persuaded to buy and (3) other pieces of witchcraft at which we can only dream. So just because you and I didn't find a family connection between these two by googling, it doesn't meant that someone else entering the same names would get the same (lack of) result. Maybe now that you've given Mr Trogneaux an entry in English wikipedia, someone will be moved to give him one in French wikipedia which was indeed what I had assumed I'd found the last time round ... A french language entry for Mr T could be seriously helpful, but I don't think my own written French is up to it. Charles01 (talk) 07:58, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
[edit conflict] I've just translated the article. There are some errors ("en" in the bibliography); perhaps you can fix them. And feel free to ask there. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 07:59, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
Yikes ... still catching up here. I've just (1) made a link between the French and English language entries for the avoidance of future doubt and (2) pasted the question to he talk page on the French entry. Regards Charles01 (talk) 08:12, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
Perhaps you could remove your message in French on the English talkpage?Zigzig20s (talk) 08:17, 22 May 2017 (UTC)


Many thanks[edit]

Many thanks for your comments on the talk page of the article on Hilary Mantel - I take your point that it might be an idea to wait until she has given the Reith lectures before adding this information about her. All the best, Vorbee (talk) 17:52, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Anthony Montague Browne & William Burges[edit]

An unlikely pairing? And why does the photo of AMB in the infobox make him look like he's starring in a Ray Cooney farce? Sorry if the recurrence of Billy Burges's name became a little repetitive - but it is his article! If AMB is of interest, you might also find Chartwell to your taste. I'm doing some work on it just now - all contributions gratefully received. Best regards. KJP1 (talk) 14:34, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

In a curious way I think that picture of AMB may in some ways capture his character quite well, not withstanding the gratuitously silly posture. In any case, for wiki-subjects who don't have the sheer human decency to have been dead for a very long time, there's quite a labyrinth of wiki-copyright discussion to be negotiated before uploading any portrait. That said (written) ... if ever you (or I) should come across a better one ...
On clunky prose ... well, of course one fellow's clunky prose is another fellow's purple passage. I know this well. But I don't myself think it does any harm if we try and use the language in ways that encourage the marginally interested reader to read to the end of the para. Otherwise we're in danger of just writing for ourselves, which slightly misses the point. But it's not worth any level of wiki-p**sing contest and please infer no disrespect.
On Chartwell I'll take a look - just did. Not really my area of expertise, but it's a nice subject and a chance to look at Churchill through a slightly alternative prism. My parents did actually invest in his six volume history of World War II which I've inherited but still not read. But never say never. Churchill's writing style certainly flows beautifully.
Success Charles01 (talk) 15:23, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
He did indeed write very well - but then he made his living at it for 70 years, and you don't win the Nobel Prize for Literature for nothing. I would strongly recommend his Second World War. Like the Gilbert biography, it is a bit daunting but, once begun, they are both unputdownable, as you probably wouldn't say. All the best. KJP1 (talk) 18:22, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

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Thank you for your recent articles, including Ida Dehmel, which I read with interest. When you create a new article, can you add the WikiProject assessment templates to the talk of that article? See the talk page of the article I mentioned for an example of what I mean. Usually it is very simple, you just add something like {{WikiProject Keyword}} to the article's talk, with keyword replaced by the associated WikiProject (ex. if it's a biography article, you would use WikiProject Biography; if it's a United States article, you would use WikiProject United States, and so on). You do not have to rate the article if you do not want to, others will do it eventually. Those templates are very useful, as they bring the articles to a WikiProject attention, and allow them to start tracking the articles through Wikipedia:Article alerts and other tools. For example, WikiProject Poland relies on such templates to generate listings such as Article Alerts, Popular Pages, Quality and Importance Matrix and the Cleanup Listing. Thanks to them, WikiProject members are more easily able to defend your work from deletion, or simply help try to improve it further. Feel free to ask me any questions if you'd like more information about using those talk page templates. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:56, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Chevette: Clocking Vs Chalking up wins[edit]

I don't care. Both are better than chocking, but clocking was what was there is all.

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Thaer[edit]

I've been looking forward to Albrecht getting his due, ever since I quoted him in the Passchendaele article. Regards Keith-264 (talk) 15:18, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for noticing. I've not really started googling around to see what there is, but there's enough on wiki-de to justify taking a look. Thus one (hopes to) learn(s). Regards Charles01 (talk) 15:24, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks Charles for keeping the Intertranswiki project alive and the great work that you do! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:03, 4 August 2017 (UTC)
Wiki-appreciation always appreciated. Thank you. I hope things go well with you. Regards Charles01 (talk) 10:39, 4 August 2017 (UTC)

German trucks[edit]

Hi Charles, I know your primary interest isn't trucks (as with me), but I know that you have a great deal of German language sources. I made a few new articles as a result of buying a few German historic trucking magazines: Mercedes-Benz LP-series (cubic) (only just begun), Hanomag F-series, Ford FK. Please add your two cents! Naming the articles has been stressing me out the most so far.  Mr.choppers | ✎  15:33, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the alert. I'm interested but ignorant, I fear. It's always struck me as slightly odd, when you think how many people earn a living by driving vans and trucks, that there's not the same wide choice of magazines about classic vans on the news stands that you get about cars. When you get to talk to people about their vans they generally seem interested and sometimes knowledgable, but somehow that doesn't very often translate into enthusiasm and collecting vehicles and spending weekends restoring them. I started several English language wiki-entries on light vans from the years of my childhood by looking at the motorhomes articles that occasionally appear in motor magazines - or did in the 1960s and 1970s - at the start of the year when people start booking their camp sites. I don't know how it was in Sweden, but on UK the package holiday industry and several allied businesses persuaded people to book everything six months in advance and send a large cash deposit. Back then we had access to significant above inflation interest rates, and there were years when the interest earned on those customer deposits deposits was the difference between making a profit and making a loss for the UK's big holiday companies. Anyhow, thanks for the invitation and I'll take a look at your commercial vehicle forays and jump in if I get inspired and get lucky with google for sources. I was actually in Germany (barely across the frontier from Belgian&Dutch Limburg) for several hours last Friday for one or two bits of shopping, and it's at a bookshop in that city - Aachen - that some years ago I bought several volumes of Werner Oswald's wonderful "Deutsche Autos" books. I might have wandered in if that book shop's still there if I'd known to see if they had any truck compendia. But then again I might not. The world of print is changing so fast, these days, but the interesting book shops do seem to survive, and the shop I am thinking of certainly deserves to. I suppose you sometimes get interesting book stands at old timer shows, but the old timer show I was at at the weekend is in a Flemish-speaking part of Belgium and although there are stands with tools and toys and clothes and food and drink, I don't think I ever noticed a stand with second hand books and magazines there - even about passenger cars and even in Flemish.
Also thanks for the link to the Dutch license plate database. You sent it - or someone did - a couple of years back and I used it. Then I put it in a safe place where I'd never lose it. Well, I haven't exactly lost it. But I don't know where it is, either. Go figure? Well, the link of Eddaido's talk page is very timely for me.
Best wishes Charles01 (talk) 21:42, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
Plus you've made a seriously brilliant start.

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Thanks for the alerts. No objection to prizes (tho' at some point that could convert to payment for wiki-contributions which might give rise to "tender conscience" issues), and I think my translated biographies are sometimes of people whose names appear on the WIR "gaps list". I'll take a look and try and figure out whether the "contest rules" are consistent with what I get up to on wikipedia. A lot of the potted-biog entries I currently translate do concern women - certainly more than the current 17% "baseline" figure, though probably, at least in most months, not above 50%. Success Charles01 (talk) 10:08, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Rootes group category[edit]

Hi. My edit on Humber Limited was not intended as vandalism. Of course I know that Humber was part of the Rootes group. It was just that, since the page is already in the Category "Humber vehicles", which is included in the Category "Rootes vehicles", which is in the Category "Rootes group", I find it redundant for the article to be in both categories at the same time. But it's not a big deal, whatever. El monty (talk) 09:29, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the clarification. I usually try and avoid discussions about categories. We are all of us hard wired to try and create order out of chaos and in the wiki context putting things into categories is part of that. But the realisation quickly dawns that each of us creates order in different ways, applying a unique logical structure and set of preconceptions that for all I know was created in each of the relevant wombs. Especially when it comes to "hierarchies" of categories. It's like when someone else helpfully "sorts out" my filing in the office and I can no longer find anything, but that's a digression too far. Either way, it's clear that folks are easily upset by the discovery that each of us thinks differently about which boxes to put stuff in I am left with the simpler belief that where wikipedia is concerned the more categories a page is in - provided the category is objectively correct/appropriate (ah, yes ....) - the more likely it becomes that the entry will be found by someone who is looking for it (regardless of whether or not (s)he knew (s)he was looking for it). That, for what it's worth, is my own logic. But it's more than I can fit in an edit summary narrative. Success Charles01 (talk) 09:44, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

and, between and[edit]

Wilma Landwehr What do you mean?Xx236 (talk) 09:51, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

I mean between 1950 and 1971. But you're welcome to get in first if you have useful stuff to contribute! Happy day Charles01 (talk) 10:05, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

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Additions to German Wikipedia[edit]

After understanding the COI policies better I feel more comfortable asking this favor. I'm petitioning to publish Bottega Veneta from English into German. I was wondering if you have time to help me out. I have a paid COI regarding Bottega Veneta, but my main concern here is ensuring that the information available in English is up to date in German as well. I have a translated version of the article on SandboxDE. Would you mind reviewing it for accuracy as well as its compliance with Wikipedia guidelines? Thanks!--Chefmikesf (talk) 01:22, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

Wow ... as in, noted. I'll try and find time to take more af a look over the next few days and will share any reactions if I think they might be useful
* On COI I suspect you are far better informed on the issues, as they affect your own situation (and probably also more generally) than I will ever be. Please infer no opinion from me on that! On wiki guidelines more generally I am familiar with the ones I come across, but I grew up in a what was at the time viewed as a common law jurisdiction and am likely to be less instinctively "rules based", and more inclined to defer to "custom and usage" (except where it "looks" plain wrong) than German speaking readers who might come across your work on German wikipedia. Apart from the odd typo, I do not contribute significantly to German wikipedia. My German is not up to it.
* On first blush I find your German beautifully easy to follow. But if we both have versions of English as our mother tongues, then I guess that is to be expected. Anyhow, till now I really only looked at your work on the screen of a telephone while trying to defer getting out of bed. It deserves a slightly longer look. Maybe over the weekend and certainly not before I've had my first coffee for the day.
* German wiki is far less fixated on inline citations than English wiki as you clearly spotted. (ditto French wiki, Italian wiki ...) I guess those guys trust each other in ways we anglophones no longer do if, indeed, we ever did. But don't get me wrong: wiki-source notes are good. I don't plan to click through on all yours, but it's great that they're there!
* It appears from your syntax that English is your mother tongue. I don't think you dream too often in German. Frankly, however, your German is much better than mine. But I still know enough to come across places where I feel in my waters "that's not how a German speaker would put it". If you ever get a chance to pass this text under the nose of someone living in Lugano or indeed Luzern - places where the city folk have twenty years experience of flipping between 2,3 or 4 languages before they even leave college ... But that's not necessary for it to look good in German wiki. To me it looks fine, (tho' I haven't yet finished squinting at it as I write this).
* I don't think I have any showstopper thoughts. If you will go ahead it will be interesting to see what improvements German wiki contributors will come up with, but presumably over time them will 'cos that's how this thing works. I did set up a page pasting your German language and the English language paras on the same sheet in order to make comparison a bit easier, and I added a few heckles. In the old days they would have been pencil notes in the margin but that was then .... Anyhow, I don't think they'll radically change what you've done and nor should they. But in case interesting here they are. Feel more than free to ignore.
Success Charles01 (talk) 16:20, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

Charles01 (talk)Thank you for your assistance on this project. Would you be willing to publish this sandbox? I trust your abilities and instincts on this project. The comments you provided here are insightful. Chefmikesf (talk) 21:26, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

I'm glad if you find it helpful. I found it interesting. I will be interested to see what happens when you go live with the expanded German language entry on wikipedia.
I do not understand what you mean by "publish this sandbox". Or why you ask. Maybe I misunderstand your meaning here. But assuming you mean what I think you mean:
  • You are very welcome to copy and paste this wikipedia sandbox page to a page in your own wikipedia sandbox. And of course you are welcome to integrate my thoughts into your final entry. (Or to ignore them all.) And if you have a colleague working with you on this entry, you are welcome to pass her or him a link to the relevant wikipedia sandbox page.
  • BUT the page is not intended by me for wider distribution and I do not understand why you should wish to publish it more widely. If I had intended it for wider publication I would most likely have set it up quite differently. So no permission or consent, either express or implicit, from me that you "publish this sandbox", except as described in the previous paragraph.
Best wishes Charles01 (talk) 09:59, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
Hi Charles, sorry for the confusion. When I asked "Would you be willing to publish this sandbox?" I just meant post it on the German Wikipedia. Because of my COI, I'm very strongly discouraged from directly editing articles with which I have a conflict of interest, and so I need to gather consensus from other editors. It's difficult to find editors who are willing to review my suggestions in this regard, and even more so when they're in another language! Again, I trust your German skills, and think your suggestions are good ones. Please let me rephrase my earlier request: do you think these changes are appropriate to make to the existing German article, and if so, could you implement them on my behalf?Chefmikesf (talk) 00:26, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
Noted. At least now I understand the question, I think. But as you must have noticed, I have not rewritten your draft. I have simply added one or two comments and suggestions. Even if I replaced your text with my suggestions it would still be 98% your draft. So that for me to try and pass it off as my own would be plain wrong on various levels, including but not restricted to moral, legal and practical ones. No doubt, if you have an obsessive interest in wiki-guidelines, it would also run counter to a few of those (although whenever I have tried, in the past, to master a wikipedia guideline, I have found it so hedged about with qualifications, exceptions and biblical ambiguities that I lost the will to persist).
Your determination not to breach wikipedia's COI guidelines is commendable. Whereever I have come across COI issues - and become concerned by them - it has been where someone I used to work with or back in the mists of time with whom I was "educated" has written a narcissistic entry about themselves, apparently in the hope of improving their career prospects and/ or as a sop to their flatulently bloated self-regard. I have even been known to kick up about it. However, the examples I have in mind tend (1) to be so obvious that any reader taking them at face value (almost) deserves to be duped and (2) to involve pages that get maybe six "hits" a month. Clearly I should have worked or gone to school with more celebrities than I did, but generally where it happens with even slightly "famous" people, there will be plenty of other wiki-people on hand to correct it.
Your own position with regard to potential COI issues is very different, as I understand it, but if you are inhibited from your employment-related COI issues from contributing a wiki entry on a given subject, and where what is involved is little more than a translation job, then presumably you can ask someone else to do the translation. If, when they've done it, you find stuff that is factually wrong, then it is not necessarily impossible that you will enter a two/three word factual correction, properly sourced, and as long as you don't go overboard any COI concerns will be minimal. And provided you ask someone to translate it into their mother tongue the result will probably be better - even better - than your own translation (or mine) would be. Though having taken the time to do the translation as an exercise on your own account will enable you - gimlet eyed - to notice if something has squeezed through that is objectively wrong. With any luck, too, the exercise has helped expand and enhance your own product related knowledge.
Success Charles01 (talk) 09:22, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Charles, I appreciate the effort and care you take on Wikipedia. I understand the myriad guidelines for Wikipedia and actively working to get this content published most ethically. My sole interest is to provide the information to all languages that the brand represents. I face some challenges as a COI editor on the English Wikipedia, the first of which is finding editors who are even willing to talk to me in the first place. The additional challenge of finding editors that can also translate into specific languages makes collaborating with willing translators even more difficult. How would you suggest presenting the draft or be integrated into the German Wikipedia? Chefmikesf (talk) 18:17, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

I don't understand how the COI guidelines apply to your situation in English Wikipedia and I certainly don't understand how they would apply on German Wikipedia, where guidelines and the community's interpretations of them are likely to be interestingly different. But I think, as indicated already in my earlier comments, that if the situation is as it appears from what you write of your earlier experiences, you should not start from here! Sorry if that sounds like a piece of irksome smart beepery.
What you appear to be looking for is not an expert on your specialised subject, but a competent translator into German of an existing entry in English (or - from memory so might be wrong - possibly Italian). And for that you should normally find someone with mother tongue (or near mother tongue) German. You might be able to find someone by looking at relevant project group pages on German wikipedia. I'm afraid I don't frequent these, but presumably they work much the same as they do on English wikipedia. Or you might venture outside the wiki world and find some smart kid at school or university in central Europe looking for a translation exercise. There are FAR more people in Germany (possibly more also in Switzerland or Austria) with excellent understanding of English than there are in England with excellent understanding of German. That's always been a problem for the English politicians, and one of which most of them are blissfully unaware. Either way, if a mother-tongue translator does the "heavy lifting" of the wiki entry that you're calling for in terms of quantity, I can't believe you should be prevented by COI concerns from subsequently correcting any small residual factual errors - especially provided you can appropriately source the corrections.
Success Charles01 (talk) 19:42, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

You are never, well mayhaps I should say rarely given that never is such a finite term ;), redundant or fripperous. Your comment actually made me smile, even if I was suffering from a lack of adequate caffeine. I adore that you keep me on track and right my erroneous typographical nonsense. SusunW (talk) 20:43, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Alas, I don't think I know what frippery is. I guess if I was a scholarly type that would most likely send me to the dictionary. However, if I were that scholarly I would probably avoid using words I do not understand, even in edit summaries (and only contribute at most a couple of hundred words of carefully considered prose on a good day). Hrrrumph etc. On a slightly serious note, there are sometimes good reasons to include hidden messages in wiki pages, but there are other occssions when they simply get in the way, I think Charles01 (talk) 20:56, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
Now what would the fun of that be? Hidden messages, like errors in general, are opportunities to learn. We rarely learn anything from the multiple times we show our mastery of a subject, but should we bungle something badly, we are likely to remember and discover what might be best avoided in the future, or at the very least given fresh perspective. SusunW (talk) 21:16, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
You're in danger of making me think, now. Scary stuff. But being "likely to remember" ... that sounds like an excellent aspiration. And no one - finite term or not, and at risk of sounding like my mother - should argue against fresh perspective. At least, in theory. Charles01 (talk) 15:45, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Reichsgau Wartheland[edit]

Not South Prussia.Xx236 (talk) 13:05, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Precious three years![edit]

Precious
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Three years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:01, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you much. Very best wishes, Charles01 (talk) 07:44, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Vauxhall Viscount first registered May 1972 3300cc.JPG[edit]

Vauxhall Viscount first registered May 1972 3300cc.JPG

Hi Charles, My friend owns the Vauxhall Viscount 3.3L that you photographed (your file ref is posted above) at Knebworth House in 2009.

I'm hoping to incorporate your (unaltered) photograph in a gift I'm intending to have produced, to hopefully ease his post-operative recovery.

I believe you've very kindly released the image into the public domain, but I was wondering (providing of course that you have no problem with me downloading and using your image) if you would like to be credited in the resulting image?

I will not reproduce other photographer's work without their express permission.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.161.102.68 (talk) 14:22, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

It's a rare beast, these days. And well loved, to judge by the picture. I rather like it (the picture). I guess these days I like the car a lot too, tho back in 1965 or even in 1972 it would have seemed a tad ... um ... overstated. I think the Queen of England maybe drove around in a Cresta PC based estate (con)version around that time when no one (much) was looking. I dimly recall that the then Earl of Bradford had one of those too.
Of course I'm flattered that you want to use the picture as you indicate and more than happy for you to do so. You should try and make sure you have read and understood whichever wiki-licensing standard para it ended up with, but to the best of my knowledge and belief there are no problems. If you wish to attribute it to "Wikipedia Contributor Charles01", that's fine by me. If you wish to leave it unattributed, that's fine by me too. There are plenty of "my" wiki photos of cars floating around online without any sort of attribution, and whenever Mr Google takes me to one, it makes me feel a little scintilla of smug pleasure. But I very much appreciate that you ask. Very much. And of course I hope that your friend will find all the strength necessary to emerge unblemished the other side of whatever it is "they" have been doing to him.
Success with Project Gift. Best wishes Charles01 (talk) 14:54, 21 February 2018 (UTC)


That's great! Thanks very much Charles. Yes, I believe Her Majesty had a Cresta Estate for personal use many years ago. My friend has been a life-long fan of the classic Vauxhalls - his Father owned a Victor when we were kids. In addition to his Viscount (and VX490 parked behind the blue one in your photo) he also drives a "modern" Vectra. Best wishes.

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German Barnstar of National Merit[edit]

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I award you the Barnstar of Merit for WikiProject Germany for your work in the project. I've seen your name associated several times with some good-quality work in the area of Germany, and I think it should be recognized. Sehr gut! Vami_IV✠ 06:24, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Um ... thank you much for noticing and (since it's positive) for sharing your reaction. Success Charles01 (talk) 07:15, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Pamela Lane[edit]

Thanks for adding PL's obit to the John Osborne page. Absolutely appropriate. Stu (talk) 14:10, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for noticing and (since it's positive) for taking time out to share your reaction. I still don't understand why she's seemingly the only one of John Osborne's many wives without her own wiki-entry. She's been featuring on talk radio here in England this week, and yesterday while I was putting summer wheels on the car I actually stopped to listen. (I have the radio on in the background permanently, but stopping to listen is something else.) Anyhow, now we've been hearing her name on the radio over here, maybe someone will be moved to make a start. The Guardian obit might be a reasonable jumping off point. But .... no pressure! Success Charles01 (talk) 14:26, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

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Well-rounded[edit]

Cool new picture on your user page. I find it hard to believe there was an artist called Ms Plump but - if you say so. ;-)) Best regards, Eddaido (talk) 23:08, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

Splendid name indeed.
The Espace must still have been very rare then. It must have been September 1984 when I joined my parents by train for the end of their annual "two week foreign holiday". Last holiday "en famille" before my father died. My work then involved generous allocation to the company of international rail tickets which colleagues tended to shun because they preferred to travel by air to beach resorts. (We were younger then ...) But it says in Wikipedia-en they only sold 9 Espaces in July 1984, and the auto-industry then generally shut up shop each August to retool for the new model year. But the Espace was assembled at that time by Matra who were presumably more "artisanal" in their approach than you would get in a 'standard' Renault plant driven by the requirements of a high-volume assembly line. Whether or not the actual sales volume quoted in wiki-en is correct, I do think they "ramped up" production of the Espace quite slowly. The Plymouth Voyager had been around across the Atlantic since 1983, but here in Europe the "people carrier" concept was very novel, and Matra weren't used to Renault levels of "volume production". And yes, I am for that and other reasons moderately proud of that picture. >33 years ago .... tiens!
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Eugen Ochs[edit]

It's a stub,, till 1934.Xx236 (talk) 09:19, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

More input needed and more will come! Feel free to contribute. Charles01 (talk) 09:30, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

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Thanks for the feedback![edit]

Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg Appreciate your fast review and feedback on my edit. Since I'm quite new to Wiki it's good to see that there are actually people watching and responding. If there's anything I can improve - happy to learn from you!

All the best from Germany, Jörg Ruhri Jörg (talk) 15:10, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Um ... good. Enjoy contributing to wikipedia and thank you for doing it. And yes ... you never know when someone will notice. On English wikipedia you can go to the "Revision history of "Christine Bergmann"" (click on the "View History" tab) and then click on "Page view statistics" to see how many people open a page each day. Sometimes this is encouraging: sometimes not. But maybe you noticed that already. On what to improve, you just need to read entries that interest you and notice - often subconsciously - what works and what doesn't. Beyond that, if you inadvertently breach any Richtlinien (1) someone will probably tell you and (2) most guidelines are open to interpretation and many contradict each other, so really your most reliable critic is likely to be you. Success. Charles01 (talk) 15:31, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

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Climax CR1[edit]

Hello Charles, I been meaning of creating a article of a recent obscure car manufacturer called Climax. It was designed and produced by Coventry Graduates and inspired by the racing Cooper Climax in the 1950s. There was a showroom in Warwick which I photographed and uploaded onto the Commons.

It was first a concept car back in 2007 but I think they made a production version of it. They even have it own shownroom which I photographed (below) at the time. (The building itself was demolished). Not much information have surfaced after 2015. I presumed they went bankrupted and shrouded in obscurity.

My problem is that I never done a Wikipedia article before like how to lay out stuff and cite links which I already got as well as owning a physical brochure of it. May I ask if you could help with it or at least give some tips of creating the article that fit to Wikipedia standards.

I have made up a word document with a list of links that mention about the vehicle including archived links although I done it on Google Docs. --Vauxford (talk) 18:39, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

I'll look forward to reading what you come up with. I remember Cooper-Climax as a name from when I was a kid, but I don't really remember anything beyond the name.
Never having done a wikipedia article before does not need to be a problem. It is, after all, something that every wikipedia contributor has been through, and most seem to emerge the other side none the worse for the experience. Just make sure you have a couple of verifiable sources. The wiki-word-processing thing is designed so that even computer barely-literates such as myself can use it. Don't let the jargonistas scare you off. (I still don't know what they mean by "template", though it's a usual enough word in the world outside. And they do love their obscure wiki-acronyms.) Just as with every new word processing programme or spreadsheet programme that you get thrown at you, each one has its own quirks that you get used to by using the programme. Or has Bill Gates so monopolised the world of application software that these days no one ever has to get beyond Microsoft Word and Excel? That's why they're so expensive. I vote for Open Office! Regards Charles01 (talk) 19:15, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
@Charles01: How do I source information from a brochure? I own a brochure of the vehicle I got from the showroom before it ended up abandoned and demolished and has some technical information that I couldn't find on the internet. --Vauxford (talk) 19:22, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
It depends what information you have on the brochure.
Also there are different ways of doing source notes. Mine isn't automatically always the best, but generally it works for me.
One of the source notes on this article references a brochure. You might copy and then adapt the format. But where you use a brochure as a source it's a good idea to try and find other sources which are a little less ,,, um ... commercially motivated as well. But yes, simply for dimensions and other non contentious factual stuff on specification a brochure can be a useful source. Regards Charles01 (talk) 19:40, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. That will come in handy. --Vauxford (talk) 19:43, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

1968 VW 411 picture[edit]

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Hello Charles01, may I please use your 1968 VW 411 picture (white 4 door car) in a VW history book I am writing? Thanks. Marc — Preceding unsigned comment added by Qbert82 (talkcontribs) 18:41, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes. You should make sure you have read and understood whatever it says under "Licensing" on the page in question, but to the best of my knowledge and belief there are no issues. I'm afraid it was produced with a rather basic camera and the picture does not benefit from being enlarged, but I guess the quality is ok if you keep the picture relatively small. Those early 411s - before they switched to twin headlamps - were never big sellers even in West Germany. I think the next year when they fitted twin headlights AND fuel injection they sold a bit better. But sadly the poor old 411/412 never really captured the spirit of the times. Me? The first time I could afford a new car it was a Passat. I wish you every success with your project. Charles01 (talk) 19:15, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

The notice at the top of your userpage![edit]

Quick suggestion! What if you put something like this:

It might be easier to read! Face-smile.svg Cheers, JustBerry (talk) 19:35, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Three messages on my talk page in the space of an hour. Are the gods conspiring to keep me from checking my emails or watching television? But thank you for the suggestion. Let me see ..... Yes, that seemed to work. Thanks again. And since you're in a helpful mood, what do wikipedia contributors mean when they use the word "template"? I catch myself using the things without really having much clue about what they are or why they work. (when they do...) Best wishes Charles01 (talk) 19:45, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Ah, Wikipedia tends to get like that some times. Take a break! It helps.
No problem for the suggestion. I just thought it might make it easier to read and make your talk page a little more colorful. Face-smile.svg
This is a quick overview of templates if you're curious. Templates have a variety of functionalities. For example, they can be used as a way to represent blocks of text that can be edited from one central location. Let us say I create User:Charles01/Have a good day and put {{User:Charles01/Have a good day}} on multiple pages. Now, I want to add a smiley face at the end of my message. The good thing is that I only have to add the smiley face to User:Charles01/Have a good day and not all of the other pages that I added {{User:Charles01/Have a good day}} to. Does this kind of make sense? In the case above where I customized the caution template for you, that template allows me to have all of the cautionary box jazz, i.e. the box, background color, exclamation symbol photo, etc., without writing it all out myself everytime. I "pass" in my message as a parameter to the template, and it puts all of the other formatting around my text (that's a way to think about it). Hopefully, that makes some sense! Cheers, JustBerry (talk) 20:00, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
This points me in some helpful directions. Thank you. Though I think I still have more ... thinking to do. Best wishes Charles01 (talk) 07:15, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
Surely! It's all a process. Reach out if you're stuck or need anything. --JustBerry (talk) 09:25, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Inappropriate procedure[edit]

Hello. I noticed that you created the article Céleste Albaret, and on looking at your contribs, I see that you have created quite a few articles recently. While that's very commendable, I see that you have begun in each case by changing existing links. Your edit summaries state red link which I plan to blue shortly. You should not be changing links to point to your new articles until they have been created, because your articles may fail notoriety and be deleted, making your link changes inappropriate. Kindly wait a few days after creating articles to make sure that they don't get speedy deleted. Akld guy (talk) 02:51, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

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hey Charles...[edit]

...i would like to get a "friendly advice" too:

how to handle the it_wiki-version ?? (in the beginning it seemed to be a suitable translation, but it changed step by step into the nowadays "it:Hildegard Burkhardt")

i would start with a move (at least to "Felizitas Beetz") as the relevant name - even for Italy. Hildegard Burkhardt was not at all of encyclopedic interest! her role in history started as "Hildegard Beetz"; she was already married when the Ciano-papers came to the state of international interest... its like the americans would insist on the lemma "Hilde Blum", just because of their special interests...

please answer by personal wiki-email, or on de:Benutzer_Diskussion:Najadenn if possible!

thanx and lg, ulli p.--NBarchiv (talk) 18:01, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

(answered elsewhere Charles01 (talk) 10:12, 18 June 2018 (UTC))