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Article TFA date Rationale
Departures c. 15 August 2015 Coinciding with the Bon Festival (thematic relevance)
Sorga Ka Toedjoe 30 October 2015 75th anniversary of Surabaya release
Amir Hamzah 20 March 2016 70th anniversary of death
Asmara Moerni 29 April 2016 75th anniversary of release

Useful links; future articles?[edit]

Java Industrial Film needs something.

Karja stuff[edit]


I've just learned that Viva-Verdi has died. Would you be willing to grab me a copy of and and and ? There's probably others, but that's a good start. Think a few FPs would be a fitting tribute. (Pinging @Tim riley: to this conversation) I should warn: They seem a little more awkward than the normal images to get, but shouldn't be impossible. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:04, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

  • I do believe I can get those, yes. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:12, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Thanks! Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:15, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
      • K, I've got them all on my harddrive, and just need to upload them. I'll post a gallery below. The average is about 3800 * 2500 pixels. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:37, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Adam, they're all up. The pages may need some TLC, though, from someone who knows the subject. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:30, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Will do! Thanks a lot! The Ballo in maschera is a bit annoying - a not-quite-legible signature and a label, neither of which googles successfully. Adam Cuerden (talk) 09:40, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Very pleased to see Viva-Verdi acknowledged. A funnny, wise and much-missed colleague. Happy to do anything I can to help. Tim riley talk 12:33, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
      • Working on fixing that awkward paper cutting at the bottom of the Un ballo one; just need to finish constructing the text that was cut off. After that, the rest is pretty standard, and I'm probably not going to keep the wide, wide margins. Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:21, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
        • Indeed! Shame... but at least it's fairly legible. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:22, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
Just finished Un ballo. Uploading now.. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:46, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
First pass at restoration.

Thoughts? Pinging @Voceditenore and Tim riley: as well. Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:39, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Oh, and can we add to the set? May as well try and get as many of the major Verdi operas as possible, right? And I do like that cover. would also be good. is another good one, though that's going to be fun: The text at the bottom's illegible... Ooh, and here's a Trovatore: and a Macbeth: Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:25, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Anyway! Back to work. Lombardi shouldn't be too bad; Rigoletto not much worse, the Joan of Arc one will be rather nastier. Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:35, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Adam, only this appears to have a higher resolution than is normally available. Haven't found anything for the others. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:28, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
How unfortunate. They're still probably useful, but it's a pity they're not high-res. Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:09, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Last few (maybe): and both of the very similar (Might be useful) Thanks for all the help. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:34, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Giuseppe Verdi, Rigoletto, Vocal score illustration by Roberto Focosi - Restoration.jpg Think I need to tweak it slightly more, but nearly there. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:23, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

What HAPPENED to File:Giuseppe_Verdi,_Giovanna_d'Arco,_Vocal_Score.jpg, anyway? That's a lot of weirdly-coloured stains. Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:23, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Water? That was my impression. That or mildew. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:44, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Anyway, I Lombardi's today's project. Want to get that out before people get too used to the big flashy ones. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:26, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Could you get ? and and and ? I've actually found a bunch, but this'll do for a first batch, no? Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:17, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

I'm about half-way through Giovanni d'Arco. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:25, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

  • I'll do it, but perhaps Saturday. I'm going to be out of town for a couple of days. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:38, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
    • No rush: I have enough to tide me over, after all. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:54, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Giuseppe Verdi, Giovanna d'Arco, Vocal Score - Restoration.jpg Progress continues! Time for the next one! Think only the first Aida is more difficult than this one. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:47, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Hope you're liking the results of your help, by the way! It should be a massive improvement to operas by the end of it. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:14, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Yeah, they're looking great :D. I added Requiem above. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:23, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Hector Berlioz, Les Troyens vocal score cover - Restoration.jpg Think I'll do all the Les Troyens as a set. Treated this a bit differently to bring out the ink colour differences. Adam Cuerden (talk) 03:22, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

La Prise de Troie
Les Troyens à Carthage

So, there's a name on the Aida cover (not the interior): C. We[i]denmüller, lit. [Not sure about that, but that's the only combination I tried that comes up as a surname. Should we move that one to en-wiki, as it's not quite old enough to be certain about the PD-70 status without more information on the lithographer? Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:35, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Yes, better to be safe than sorry. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:56, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
Restoration goes well.

Right. Done. Also, I've uploaded a partially-finished restoration. Inclined to crop out the incidental 3D elements of the original to be safe by the end, by the way, but they're really minor, so I don't think they're much of an issue. Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:28, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

You know, I don't feel so bad about asking you to get stuff for me if I'm rapidly working through what I asked you for. After all, it's not like the effort won't have dividends, right? Could I have:


? Think those are a nice collection of visually-interesting and important opera illustrations by other composers. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 04:45, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Obviously, no rush on the above. Adam Cuerden (talk) 04:56, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

  • I'll have to see what I can do. I've got a pile of Google Art Images requested on Commons too. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:00, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Have plenty to work on in the meantime, so it's not a rush at all. Whenever you have time. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 05:05, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Giuseppe Verdi, La traviata title page - Restoration.jpg In the meantime, here's progress on La traviata. It's looking a lot better; still a little work needed. Like to upload after a while working on it; then you can use the "flick between images" trick to feel better about how much is left to do. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:40, 19 June 2015 (UTC) And it's done now. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:45, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Alright, got 'em. Had trouble finding a couple of the lithographers, so most went local. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:58, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Fromental Halévy, L'Éclair score cover - Restoration.jpg L'éclair's coming along.... Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:51, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Excellent. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 09:19, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Putting L'eclair on hold for some malicious compliance with Brandmeister's request for Robinson Crusoe. :)
  • An opera which is Robinso Crusoe. Well played. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:17, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Well, it went pretty well, methinks! Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:28, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
      • Indeed it did! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:57, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Hey, Chris, what's that plugin you use to download? Was restructuring Aida, and found gaps in the image coverage; and and would fill a gap nicely, but I need to start getting the simple downloads myself. Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:05, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

  • That workaround I emailed you before works, but only with the new viewer. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:28, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Having some trouble getting it to download properly. I can scale it, but it won't make the image. Maybe the page grabber is the problem? Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:10, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Also, L'éclair's done. Fromental Halévy, L'Éclair score cover - Restoration.jpg Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:10, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

  • What do you mean, "Make"? The image doesn't load properly, or you can't save? Make sure you're not going too big (max 6k*8k, I'd say). — Chris Woodrich (talk) 11:40, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Hm. Maybe it's an XP thing? Or maybe I'm clicking the wrong button... Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:19, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Strauss, Richard - Ariadne auf Naxos - Restoration.jpg There's Ariadne auf Naxos done. That's half! Will wait a day or two for Rigoletto to start passing first. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:19, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Talk:In silico medicine#Merge[edit]

Crisco, now that the oldest DYK has finally been approved, the next-oldest is Template:Did you know nominations/In silico clinical trials. This is the only other one from way back in March, but it can't proceed because it's stuck in a Merge discussion. I just now discovered that the Dame Etna account, which had raised a great number of objections to the nominated article and actually posted the initial Merge template (but didn't start the discussion or participate in it), was indefinitely blocked the next day as a sock of Kiefer.Wolfowitz.

Can you please take a look and see whether the concerns raised are germane and a merge is appropriate, or if this should be closed? (Or, if there's a minimum time limit to merge discussions greater than the current 19 days, when it might be legitimately closed?) Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:56, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

  • I am singularly ill-suited for judging medical articles. Perhaps User:Doc James or another WP:MED editor could comment on the viability/lack of viability of a merge. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:32, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  • If User:Bluerasberry, who was the WP:MED editor who showed up initially, and began pursuing the merge issue, does not follow up on the merge, I'll ask Doc James if he's willing. Thanks for the response. BlueMoonset (talk) 13:35, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Belle just removed the merge templates from both articles, and approved the nomination. I have no objections; it seemed to me that the agreement was that the article should remain standalone, but with perhaps a bit added to the medicine article on the various areas of in silico, including the trials. BlueMoonset (talk) 14:58, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Iman Budhi Santosa[edit]

 — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:00, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Military Working Dog Teams National Monument‎[edit]

Crisco, it's been two weeks and no one seems interested in stripping out these problematic images from the article as you suggested. (I have to confess that I'm not, either.)

Dravecky just proposed a new ALT hook, but of course that doesn't do anything to address the image issues that will prevent the article from running under DYK unless they're taken care of. Is removing the images from the article—you did suggest leaving one with a fair-use license, which I'm assuming you'd take care of if you did that—something you're willing to do so this can proceed? At this point, it's unlikely that the nominator will be back editing any time soon. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 13:32, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Images are gone, except for one. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:19, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you. I've called for a new reviewer to finish this up. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:42, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK queues empty again; promotion now late[edit]

Crisco, a promotion should have occurred about 25 minutes ago. If you happen to be around and have the time, a prep to queue promotion would be most welcome. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:52, 25 June 2015 (UTC)


Hello Cris,

Would you help me to make the shadows better because am not that expert in PS, please help me. Cardamom pods - Green BNC.jpg Blacknclick (talk) 13:54, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

  • You may have to retake. Are you using a light tent or something to diffuse your lighting? — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:18, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

No light tent, direct inbuilt flash. Blacknclick (talk) 20:05, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

  • It's going to be hard to take an image with soft shadows if you're using direct flash. The only alternative would be to individually trace the pods (excluding the shadows), then artificially lighten the shadows... but that would introduce noise. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:19, 25 June 2015 (UTC)


Stuffed mushrooms, 2015-06-25.jpg

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Modular origami[edit]

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Photo question[edit]

Need some help re: a photo of Walsingham House. Have found one as a page of an 1896 book Round London. Author is George Newnes, who also published the book. Hathi doesn't have a copy, Google's is not searchable or viewable, and Internet Archive's only photo book for Sir George is his compliation of seaside photos. The photo company is Bedford-Lemere, who went out of business in 1911; I don't know if Harry Bedford-Lemere took this photo or not (he died in 1944). Do I have enough information here to use the book photo as pre-1923 abroad? Thanks! We hope (talk) 13:42, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Pre-1923 abroad on the English Wikipedia: definitely. I'd go with PD-anon-UK for Britain, assuming it was published there. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:23, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! This was published in the UK. Thanks also from Dr. B. as this is a new article he asked me to find a photo for; am now running through the British trade publication, The Builder, for some drawings of the decor. This hotel was razed circa 1904 and the current London Ritz now occupies the site. Another trade magazine took a 1907 photo of the Ritz at about the same angle. It looks like someone just "erased" the Walsingham House and put up the Ritz. :) We hope (talk) 15:02, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Can't view it, sadly. Yeah, I figured it was for Dr. B. He's done some great work with the lost/destroyed houses. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:19, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Sorry--this is from my OneDrive and I think I've opened the door now. :-) We hope (talk) 15:26, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  • You're right. Shocking change. They should both be free enough for Wikipedia, if the Doctor (no, the other Doctor) wants to have them readily comparable. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:29, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Alessandro Martinelli[edit]

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Correction help[edit]

Hey Cris...

I rejoined to DreamSparrow from Bellus Delphina and trying to be very much active in DreamSparrow. I have two things to ask you. First one is, is there any possibility to move all the contributions of Bellus Delphina to Mydreamsparrow ? Secondly, I have created a new article for V.K. Bali, but I made a serious mistake in it I guess. His name is Vinod Kumar Bali but the article is in V.K. Bali, please help me to correct it to Vinod Kumar Bali. DreamSparrow Chat 19:16, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/When Will You Marry? redux[edit]

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Squirrel for fun, fruits and lobster for luxury and a parrot for diplomacy and the ability to mediate opposing forces into compromise and understanding
Congratulations.jpg Congratulations!!
Congratulations!! Hafspajen (talk) 12:47, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Angklung[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Kue[edit]

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Thank you for your edit, improvement and support for the kue jajan pasar image. I do really appreciate it, terima kasih. Gunkarta  talk  06:20, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Sama2. Nice to have some Indonesian food featured. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:52, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Google Maps images[edit]

I think I may have asked this before, but do you know if we can use google maps images? Google seems to be saying that we can so long as there is an attribution in the image, which would be easy to do. CorporateM (Talk) 03:32, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Definitely not, as they don't own the copyright to all of the images. We've got OpenMap or whatever it's called which can be used. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:50, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Zenobia (bird)[edit]

Crisco, this nomination has been at an impasse for over a month, so I was wondering whether you could take a look and see whether it can be saved. There seem to be possible issues of SYNTH, and maybe others as well. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:12, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Bare URLs, etc etc. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:58, 30 June 2015 (UTC)