User talk:Declangi

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, Declangi, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions, especially what you did for Lake Whillans. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Thanks![edit]

Hey Declangi. Thanks so much for writing Chong Mek; I was reading through it while patrolling new pages. A lovely article. Hope you like it here! Keep up the good work :). Ironholds (talk) 23:55, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

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Great use of photographs in articles! Bruno Russell (talk) 15:46, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

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For all of the nature stubs you have created. --Forward Unto Dawn 10:16, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

En-dashes vs. hyphens[edit]

Hi, good to see additions to the lists of botanists by author abbreviation. Please note that Wikipedia requires an en-dash not a hyphen to be used in the first and last places in an entry like

* '''Pit.''' – [[Charles-Joseph Marie Pitard]] (1873–1927)

(but not in "Charles-Joseph" which is rightly a hypen). If you're not sure how to enter an en-dash, just copy a line from above and modify it. Thanks! Peter coxhead (talk) 10:47, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, Peter. Good that you let me know about this before I added more people to the lists. The hazards of cutting/pasting from IPNI. Declangi (talk) 19:54, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I do understand. I'm not endorsing Wikipedia's somewhat fiddly rules on hyphens/dashes, just noting them! :-) Peter coxhead (talk) 22:22, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

A page you started (Baissea multiflora) has been reviewed![edit]

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Plant genera with one species[edit]

I hope you're not put off by my merging the articles you created on monotypic genera with the articles on the species. You've been doing some fantastic work, but there really isn't much to say in an article about a genus with a single species that doesn't also apply to an article about the species itself. You can save yourself a little effort by keeping the genus and species in the same article when the two ranks cover the same plant. Either way, thanks for the work you've been doing. Plantdrew (talk) 05:44, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Not at all. Apologies from me for your trouble of having to do those merges. Makes perfect sense re: monotypic taxa and I should have been following the already established guidelines under WP:FLORA. Thanks for your work on this. Declangi (talk) 06:58, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Good Job![edit]

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Great job on creating many stubs about various plants. — Carnivorous Bunny (talk) 16:45, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes you're doing really well, I've requested you be given autopatrolled rights. Keep up the good work!♦ Dr. Blofeld 22:52, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks to you both. To Carnivorous Bunny for the fine Tesseract. And to Dr. Blofeld for the possible upgrade to autopatrolled rights. - Declan Declangi (talk) 10:05, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

You now have autopatrolled rights! Keep up the good work! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:19, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Ilex glomerata[edit]

Hello Declangi. I see that you've recently created Ilex glomerata and added it to the list of species at Holly, but for reasons I cannot fathom, your addition currently shows as a red link. Are you able to perceive why? I'm somewhat at a loss. PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 19:56, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I see the same behaviour. The redlink and lack of autocomplete in the search box. But by every other measure the page is there. Clicking on the redlink brings me to the page, typing the full name in the search box the same. And search results show it as already there. I'm also puzzled for now. Declan Declangi (talk) 12:39, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Folks, that redlink occurs due to the page store in cache, since your editing means, by definition, you’ve been viewing the page frequently. This page store cache is what the Purge menu item fixes, as it empties the cache so the latest copy of the page gets retrieved directly from the server. Once we know this small point, it’s all too easy! All the best --Macropneuma 15:06, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Ban Ahong[edit]

I just by chance discovered that article you created almost a year ago, and de-orphaned it. Quiet good for an article on such a small topic, much better than most of the Tambon articles someone mass-created without knowing anything about Thailand. Since I try to keep tracks of the articles on the administrative subdivisions of Thailand - especially using Wikidata, I wonder if you have created any other similar articles on Thai villages or Tambon which I may have missed? andy (talk) 08:55, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Hello Andy, thanks for your comments. The only other similar article I've created is on Chong Mek. I've done more extensive Thailand articles on a number of its national parks and temples. Declan Declangi (talk) 10:20, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Dysoxylum alliaceum[edit]

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Canarium hirsutum[edit]

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Great job on dams in Thailand! NortyNort (Holla) 12:24, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Many thanks for this and for your additions to those articles. Declan Declangi (talk) 02:10, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks: WGSRPD categories[edit]

Hi! I just wanted to pop by and say thanks for working on the World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions. I started working on re-aligning the flora categories a while ago but didn't get very far. If you haven't seen it yet, I compiled the list of categories and the WGSRPD hierarchy at WP:PLANTS/WGSRPD. Cheers, Rkitko (talk) 15:57, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Ryan, I appreciate this. For some time now I've wanted to improve the geographical categorisation of plant articles in the Southeast Asia region. I'm now working on bringing this into line with the WGSRPD hierarchy and have been using your excellent compilation as a guide. First up for me was Category:Flora of Indo-China. I hope to work south and east from there. – Declan Declangi (talk) 22:48, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

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Dear Declangi, thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia, especially your recent creation of Xe Pian National Protected Area. Keep up the good work! You are making a difference here! With regards, AnupamTalk 07:04, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for this, Anupam. And for your timely review of the new article. Declangi (talk) 08:04, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Parochetus[edit]

Hi Declangi,

I'm slightly confused by this edit. In particular, you replaced Category:Flora of Tropical Africa with the less precise Category:Flora of Africa. (The other changes also seem to be towards less precision or similar precision.) Why is that? --Stemonitis (talk) 05:43, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Stemonitis, because Flora of Tropical Africa is not a WGSRPD category and the alternative was to add the four regional WGSRPD Africa categories that the species is native to, at least according to GRIN. Category:Flora of the Himalayas is covered by WGSRPD Category:Flora of the Indian Subcontinent and in turn by Category:Flora of tropical Asia, which also encompasses the Indo-China and Malesia distribution. Category:Flora of China didn't seem covered by the prior categories so I added it. I thought about adding the four Africa regional categories but it seemed that the number of categories would get a little long. But I'm happy to do that in the interests of being more specific. - Declan Declangi (talk) 06:14, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Fair enough. I thought there must be a reason, but it wasn't clear from the edit summary. --Stemonitis (talk) 07:06, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
You're right: the edit summary was no help there. Mentioning in particular Flora of Tropical Africa vs. WGSRPD would have been better. Declangi (talk) 07:20, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
To be fair, I should have realised, but I have never got my head around WGSRPD! --Stemonitis (talk) 08:08, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

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Lathyrus montanus[edit]

Thanks for that revert. I hesitate to edit Lathyrus linifolius to add Lathyrus montanus as a synonym, though I have put a redirect together. I note the image on the Ll page is Lathyrus linifolius subsp. montanus and would hate to mistake a subspecies for a synonym. Perhaps my SSSI citation was being a little casual, and should have specified the trinomial Lathyrus linifolius montanus? Anyway: pleased to be put right; thanks. --Tagishsimon (talk) 00:52, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Many thanks for your message and understanding of my undo. After your message, I added synonyms (per The Plant List/ILDIS) to Lathyrus linifolius, including L. montanus. Thanks for creating the redirect from L. montanus, all accepted synonyms should have such a redirect. I created redirects for the other synonyms. I made a minor change to the type of your redirect: this now places it in alternative plant scientific names - a more specific category.
The image for L. linifolius was confusing to me, captioned as being for a subspecies but perhaps originally being of Pisum montanum, an unresolved species. I changed it to an image being more definitely L. linifolius. Regarding citation, I think you may be referring to your article Barrow Burn Meadows? If so, your referencing L. montanus in the text looks fine to me. Makes it easy to compare with the source. And the beauty of redirects is that clicking on L. montanus takes the reader to L. linifolius. Very nice articles on the SSSIs, by the way. Declangi (talk) 08:37, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Declangi, for going the extra distance to improve L. linifolius & redirects. I take my hat off to those like you who have a clue when it comes to botany; I'm constantly amazed at the blue-links that appear when I link SSSI binomials. All most gratifying. --Tagishsimon (talk) 23:36, 3 August 2016 (UTC)