User talk:Chiswick Chap

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mathematics and art: the Fraser spiral illusion (made of concentric circles) says something about visual perception, and is a forerunner of Op art.

PLEASE ADD ANY COMMENTS AT THE END OF THIS PAGE.

Archives[edit]

2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 -

TALK AFTER ANY EXISTING TALK[edit]

The Signpost
28 October 2018

Jellyfish[edit]

Jellyfish is under review once more. I have dealt with the comments so far with the exception of the initial comment about jellyfish and dead zones, and jelly falls. Do you know anything about these? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:58, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

I've added a brief paragraph on each of them. Chiswick Chap (talk) 15:23, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Predation[edit]

The article Predation you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Predation for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. RockMagnetist(talk) 05:34, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Congratulations, Chiswick Chap! It was a pleasure working with you. RockMagnetist(talk) 05:34, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
Many thanks! Chiswick Chap (talk) 06:07, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Sissinghurst Castle Garden[edit]

Dear Chiswick Chap, You took some interest in the gallery for the above, some years ago. If you have time, I'd appreciate your thoughts on the images as they stand following a recent expansion I've done. I've actually removed the gallery and tried to place the images used in some relation to the text. I'm particularly interested in the overall impact/effect, the sizing, the spacing, whether the ones used best illustrate the "points" being made etc. etc. I'll also be rolling this one along to Peer Review at some point and your input there would also be much valued. And last, a very big favour - could you do a map? I know you've done some and this article desperately needs one. I've requested it here, Wikipedia:Graphics Lab/Map workshop but haven't had any response. I know it's a huge ask and will absolutely understand if you've neither the time nor the inclination. Best regards. KJP1 (talk) 12:47, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

KJP1 Well, hundreds of edits later ... it looks amazing. I'll think about a map, as you say it's a bit of a project. Easiest might be an OTRS ticket from the NT! Chiswick Chap (talk) 12:54, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
Glad you like it - I'm quite pleased with how it's turning out. I hadn't thought about approaching the NT. An excellent idea and I shall get on to that. But should you, in the meantime, find yourself with 20 or 30 hours to spare....! KJP1 (talk) 12:58, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Reptiles in culture[edit]

The article Reptiles in culture you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Reptiles in culture for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of QatarStarsLeague -- QatarStarsLeague (talk) 10:22, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Medusozoa[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 9 October 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Medusozoa, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the mitochondrial DNA molecules of Medusozoa are linear rather than circular as in almost all other animals? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Medusozoa. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Medusozoa), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Sea[edit]

I remember with pleasure working on Sea with you, such enormous scope for creating and developing a really important article, but the FA was decidedly tough. I don't know if you still have the article on your watchlist, but I wondered if you approved the considerable changes made to it in the last couple of days? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:27, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Cwmhiraeth: I haven't been following it. It seems the editor has single-handedly put the article back to 2013, just post-FA: not sure why that took a multitude of edits really. Not sure whether it's a good idea; that would mean reviewing all the changes since 2013. On his claim that there were at the end of Sept 2018 a mass of uncited statements and paragraphs, I found only a few, so it looks as if the edits might well be unjustified. What is your view? Chiswick Chap (talk) 16:11, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
Basically, I don't want to spend the time sorting out to what extent it was a good thing and if some things should be reinstated so I guess I will do nothing (or in reality I will do something else more worthwhile instead). Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:39, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
It was certainly a drastic bit of work. Might be worth watching to check nothing more happens. Chiswick Chap (talk) 17:56, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
  • As I have this page on my watchlist, I thought I might chime in, the same user has also been doing drastic stuff, including a FAR nomination, of Tyrannosaurus, so they seem to be doing some drive by FA stuff lately, with little regard for regular editors (see the Tyrannosaurus talk page). FunkMonk (talk) 18:01, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
FunkMonk: I see. What if anything do you think the community's reaction should be? Chiswick Chap (talk) 07:48, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
A ping on the talk page resulting in a discussion kind of worked on the Tyrannosaurus article... FunkMonk (talk) 12:40, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
Ah, that's good news. Well done! Chiswick Chap (talk) 14:29, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Ecstatic dance photos[edit]

I'll see what I can do about getting photos of modern Ecstatic Dance events. It has been many years of doing it without photography, but there are few that exist. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Skymakai (talkcontribs) 18:04, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Sissinghurst Castle Garden: quick update[edit]

Morning CC, just to say that I did approach the NT re. a plan but they've not got back. However, User:Hchc2009, who did the ones for The Tower House and Chartwell, has very kindly agreed to go back to the drawing board for Sissinghurst. So I hope you've not been beavering away?! All best wishes. KJP1 (talk) 07:31, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Glad to hear it. No I haven't, it's not a project I wish to take on. Chiswick Chap (talk) 07:32, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
Absolutely understand. But if you have time to comment at PR/FAC, which will probably be around mid-November into December, it would be much appreciated. KJP1 (talk) 08:50, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Genetics in fiction[edit]

The article Genetics in fiction you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Genetics in fiction for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Adamstom.97 -- Adamstom.97 (talk) 23:21, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Grasshopper scheduled for TFA[edit]

This is to let you know that Grasshopper has been scheduled as WP:TFA for 26 November 2018. Please check that the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/November 26, 2018. Thanks! Ealdgyth - Talk 17:48, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Biology in fiction[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Biology in fiction you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Maplestrip -- Maplestrip (talk) 21:21, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Biology in fiction[edit]

The article Biology in fiction you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Biology in fiction for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Maplestrip -- Maplestrip (talk) 08:41, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

Precious
Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg
Six years!

Following an armastica day pattern ;)--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:46, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Many thanks as always for your constant encouragement of other editors from all countries, Gerda, specially on this day of peace and remembrance. Chiswick Chap (talk) 08:48, 11 November 2018 (UTC)