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DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 16 April, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article John Downer, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

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Barnstar[edit]

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I hereby award this Barnstar to Diverman for outstanding work in cleaning up disambiguation pages of human names — Chris the speller 04:42, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

barnstar[edit]

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This encyclopedia is mostly built by contributors like you, who just keep going and going on their chosen task, without ever making a fuss or seeking recognition for your efforts. Hesperian 02:04, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Autoreviewer[edit]

Hi Diverman, I just came across one of your articles at newpage patrol, and was surprised to see that an editor who has been contributing referenced articles since 2006 hadn't already been approved as an wp:Autoreviewer. So I've taken the liberty of rectifying that. ϢereSpielChequers 21:56, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

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Electorates[edit]

Can I just say your work here is phenomenal? I wish you'd link the rest of your MPs, but it's so good to see all these older electorate articles getting (quite decent little) articles. The Drover's Wife (talk) 05:11, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the message, Drover's Wife, much appreciated. You never know who actually notices articles you create. I have previously been linking existing politicians, but I'll try and link more politicians - who knows if those articles will ever be created though? I've updated Electoral district of Grenville with links! Diverman (talk) 07:28, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
You'd be surprised - we've covered NSW politicians back to 1922, so surely we can do the same for Victoria given a bit of time. The Drover's Wife (talk) 17:02, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
Great to hear about more politicians being added. I've been adding a few politicians (and others) using the public domain http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Dictionary_of_Australasian_Biography as a source, I finished proof-reading it a few weeks back. I also have a few links to political resources on my user page; may be of use although you're probably using them already. The Victorian Parliament past members site is a good resource, although there are a few errors. I use the past newspapers in Trove to sort out discrepancies. Keep up the good work. Diverman (talk) 20:45, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

The job you're doing with those first Legislative Council electorates and in particular those maps really is fantastic. Most of those early county names are totally meaningless even to a nerd like me, so it's fantastic to be able to see at a glance where they actually were located. The Drover's Wife (talk) 09:41, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your kind words[edit]

Thanks for your kind words about the former Qld electorates. Alas, they come a bit late. I got nothing but complaints about those electorate articles from members of the Aus Politics projects so I decided to stop wasting my time with writing any more. Thanks for the tip about the Dictionary of Australasian Biography material on Wikisources; I didn't know about it. I mainly write on Queensland history topics and often consult the Australian Dictionary of Biography website, but of course it's copyright, so the DAB material will probably come in handy. At the moment though, I'm trying to categorise about 4000+ PD images from the Queensland State Archives over on Commons. Kerry (talk) 04:49, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Ringwood[edit]

Hey, I've just noticed that Ringwood is the only recent Victorian electorate without an article (it got missed because all the links pointed to a Tasmanian electorate of the same name) - this is far more your area than mine, so any chance you might be able to whip up a quick something and fill the hole? The Drover's Wife (talk) 11:43, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Ta! The Drover's Wife (talk) 21:41, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for adding James Quinn. Just a few days ago I was doing a little work on some articles on early Catholic churches and he was redlinked. Initially I assumed that it was just a question of figuring out exactly what his article was called, but a lot of searching left me with the realisation there was no article. So thanks for adding it!

Kerry (talk) 22:44, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

James Quinn[edit]

I'm no expert on Catholic organisational structures, but according to the Diocese of Brisbane's history it would appear that it was always the Diocese of Brisbane but initially its geographic boundaries covered all of Queensland. Later separate dioceses were established for northern and central Queensland (presumably reducing the Diocese of Brisbane down to the southern part of Queensland). Then a separate diocese was established for Toowoomba. The current boundaries of the Archdiocese of Brisbane are shown here. So, yes, I think you are correct to call James Quinn the Bishop of Brisbane rather than the Bishop of Queensland. Kerry (talk) 00:46, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

here's a map of all the Catholic dioceses in Australia]. Kerry (talk) 00:58, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Archive[edit]

Archive at User talk:Diverman/archive

Tom Carrington[edit]

Hi, you may want to suggest a move of Tom Carrington (illustrator) to Tom Carrington as the primary topic, including a hatnote for the fictional character, if you think it is warranted. I'd support such a move. — TAnthonyTalk 18:39, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to join MILHIST[edit]

Thanks for your contributions in 2014![edit]

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Keep up the great work! Kerry (talk) 06:40, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Michael Fenton (Australian politician)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 21:18, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Thomas Moffatt[edit]

What an odd coincidence; after almost 13 years without an article, we both went to go and create an article on the same politician on the same day! Lankiveil (speak to me) 11:50, 16 January 2014 (UTC).

Barnstar for extensive South Australian state politics contributions[edit]

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Hi! As someone who has contributed extensively to SA politics I wish to thank you for doing the same! SA politics is a very little edited area on wikipedia, and to see two editors, User:Diverman and User:Kirsdarke01, contribute extensively at a time that seems there is a lull in activity on Australian politics articles generally on wikipedia is very refreshing and exciting! For this I award the special purpose barnstar! Thankyou!! Timeshift (talk) 00:42, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Timeshift9 — Diverman (talk) 02:50, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your efforts in ensuring every former Queensland electorate has an article! Great to see this job finished and your contribution to it is praiseworthy! Kerry (talk) 00:59, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Global account[edit]

Hi Diverman! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me on my talk page. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 18:11, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

1859 maps[edit]

Can I ask what your source was for the map of the 1859 Victorian Legislative Assembly districts? I've been to both the State Library and the State Archives and they don't have maps for 1859. Did you actually obtain them from a map? Or did you reconstruct them from the descriptions in the 1858 Act? Intelligent Mr Toad (talk) 05:04, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I based the maps mainly on descriptions in the 1858 Act and maps in the State Library for 1856 districts. Many 1856 districts were identical or split by the 1858 Act; the district definitions can be compared in the original and 1858 Act. Diverman (talk) 12:50, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. That's what I thought. I just wanted to make sure there isn't a cache of maps somewhere I haven't located. Intelligent Mr Toad (talk) 14:11, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

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Username[edit]

Hey. I saw you've tried to change username, but I'm not sure you followed the right process (which means you lost reviewer and autoconfirmed status). I've requested help from a steward at User talk:DerHexer#Diverman. Thanks, Stickee (talk) 04:53, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for requesting the help; I only changed my ID when prompted by the system - apparently they are trying consolidate userIDs across platforms and I wasn't allowed to retain "Diverman". I just selected a new name when prompted. DivermanAU (talk) 06:44, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
DerHexer has replied on their talk page. Stickee (talk) 10:51, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

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EB1911 wstitle/url[edit]

When you upgrade an EB1911 or Cite EB1911 to wstitle from title, as you did here, can you also remove the url parameter? It becomes redundant, and it triggers an occasional quality control AWB run (which I use to check when I make the mistake myself). Thanks. David Brooks (talk) 00:29, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Sure, I’ll keep that in mind. I also fixed up a few more that I’d upgraded recently. I thought at the time that the url can still be useful — but seeing it causes issues, I’ll remove it. Regards, DivermanAU (talk) 03:06, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. The URL is still in the history, and in the endgame it will be a single click from the entry in WS mainspace to the Page space equivalent, which contains the scanned page. David Brooks (talk) 06:12, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
Oh, there's no need to delete the Volume and Page number (PBS and I are agreed on that). They can be helpful, and are passed through the template stack and appear in the text of the footnote. It's only the URL that becomes noise. Sorry if I misled you. I'll revert your changes to Benvenuto Cellini. David Brooks (talk) 06:29, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for the work you are doing on including links to EB1911 on Wikisource. However when you add a link to {{EB1911 poster}} as you did here here and here pleas include the EB1911 article name within the template. This is because if the Wikipedia page is moved in the future the links within the template will still point to the correct page. Also if in the future the Wiksource EB1911 artilce is moved it will be easier to identify the affected templates on Wikipedia. In other words in including the Wikisource article name is a "fail safe". I have just been through adding names to over 600 and will add the name to half dozen or so that have been altered since I started the task. -- PBS (talk) 21:16, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

In the case of the article Chatelaine (chain) using the default without a parameter in {{EB1911 poster}} links to 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Chatelaine (chain) which does not exist one has to use {{s:EB1911 poser|Chatelaine}}. BTW in most cases I have replaced {{EB1911 poster}} with the inline {{cite EB1911}} (adding a short=x parameter to keep it brief, and volume=) as that it fits with the guidance in WP:MOSSIS "Sometimes box-type templates are not good, either because there are no external links except sister project ones, or because they result an odd layout, such as a long sequence of right-aligned boxes hanging off the bottom of the article or excessive white space when the section is laid out in columns." -- PBS (talk) 21:33, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks PBS, I'll do that in future edits. DivermanAU (talk) 03:16, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

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Template:Cite EB1911[edit]

Thank you for this edit. I have made a slight adjustment. I have removed inline=y, because the parameter inline=y changes the wording of the prescript of Template:EB1911 from "This article" to "One or more of the preceding sentences":

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Thanks! My bad. DivermanAU (talk) 21:18, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

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EB1911[edit]

Please do not add content from EB1911 to articles about India/Pakistan etc. It is not considered reliable for that stuff (and a lot of people now take the view that we should not copy/paste it, either, even though it is public domain). - Sitush (talk) 19:41, 25 March 2018 (UTC)