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North Shields[edit]

Your recent contribution(s) to the Wikipedia article North Shields are very much appreciated. However, you did not provide references or sources for your information. Keeping Wikipedia accurate and verifiable is very important, and as you might be aware there is currently a drive to improve the quality of Wikipedia by encouraging editors to cite the sources they used when adding content. If sources are left unreferenced, it may count as original research, which is not allowed. Can you provide in the article specific references to any books, articles, websites or other reliable sources that will allow people to verify the content in the article? You can use a citation method listed at How to cite sources. Thanks!

superbfc [ talk | cont ]21:09, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
Regarding article North Shields and your comments. I am fairly new to Wikipedia, especially to amending articles. I have placed a source reference on the North Shields article. Is that what you had in mind? Please let me know if it is not.
Dposte46 18:41, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
That's okay - it is preferred to be slightly more robust about referencing though. That is, statements and paragraphs need to indicate from which source they are derived. Sorry to be vain enough to use "my own" article as an example, but take a look at Holy Trinity, Sunderland to see what I mean. However, a lot of articles in Wikipedia just have a source placed at the end like yours, but in practice this is not good, as a lot of sources may be used to construct an article, and it is ideal to know exactly how each source is used. I'll have a go at showing in the North Shields article how to reference your submission. Read the advice above on referencing for a better explanation.
superbfc [ talk | cont ]19:56, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

The Hostmen of Newcastle-upon-Tyne[edit]

Hi, just thought I'd say I'm impressed by this new article. I hope you don't mind, but I've suggested it for a future Did You Know column on the main page - if you'd like to change the proposed entry, it can be found here. Thanks, and keep up the good work! Bob talk 20:57, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

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Bob talk 21:14, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

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Great work on the Hostmen article  — superbfc talk | cont ] — 22:23, 28 June 2007 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 30 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article The Hostmen of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 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.

--Carabinieri 12:28, 30 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi, that's a good point, I've changed it to Category:History of Tyne and Wear. Bob talk 16:21, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Sorted History of Newcastle upon Tyne[edit]

Hi, don't worry, it was just a small / missing in one of the references that did it. Incidentally, anybody can revert back to any version in the article history, which is useful if somebody makes an edit to an article you don't think is very good, etc. Bob talk 21:03, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

DYK nom[edit]

Hi - I saw this article and I was going to nominate it for DYK but it only had one ref and no pics. I have added some more refs but its still short of a picture. At a quick glance they may think he was using a traction engine so a diagram and a photo would be portrait. Do you know where there is a "free" one? Anyway and nonetheless .. hope you like the nom.

Re. image. He died in 1864. If you have a photo/scan of him or of a painting/drawing that was done in his lifetime then its out of copyright. The law is 70 years after authors death. People mark these as copyright but only out of laziness. It also has to be a "true image", ie if I put a moustache or the mona lisa then its my image and I own it. Hope that helps. Victuallers 20:00, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

William Jessop[edit]

Good work on William Jessop. Remember to cite where possible. Hmallett 17:58, 1 November 2007 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On November 2, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article John Fowler (agricultural engineer), 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.

Thanks for your contributions! Nishkid64 (talk) 00:59, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:John Fowler002.jpg)[edit]

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Matthew Murray[edit]

You have substaially expanded the above article. Have you used additional sources? If so, could you please cite them? I am not questioning your work, except that it will be incomplete without references (assuming there are others). Peterkingiron 17:56, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

On second thoughts, I think the above comment may be misplaced. I had missed the citation of Rolt. Peterkingiron 18:01, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Newcastle town wall[edit]

Hi Dposte46, I'm planning on expanding the Newcastle town wall article a little further, and hopefully get it to Good Article status. I noticed you expanded the article considerably a while back, including references for some of the info. There are some bits which are unreferenced though, and I was wondering if it would be possible for you to add further refs for them. I'm thinking mainly the last three paragraphs of the "Construction" section and the bit about the merchants' houses in Close. Ideally, book references should cite page numbers, but I don't think that is a requirement for GA, so might not be necessary. Anyway, i'd appreciate any help with this. Cheers, Dbam Talk/Contributions 22:16, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

OK, thanks. Dbam Talk/Contributions 20:49, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
In fact, I've just noticed your edits to the article, that's quick work! Again, thanks. Dbam Talk/Contributions 20:57, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Robert de Mowbray[edit]

Hello Dposte46, I saw you've added a lot of text to that biography. I saw too you used as a source. I wrote Montbray's article for the french wiki, but with not so reliable source, so could it be possible for you to send me that DNB's article thru mail ? Thanks in advance ! Regards, PurpleHz (talk) 01:59, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, I wrongly thought it was possible to send attachments thru Special:Emailuser/PurpleHz. You can obtain my e-mail address by adding to my username (sorry, i don't want to write it in plain text). Thanks again ! PurpleHz (talk) 13:51, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Newcastle town wall GA review[edit]

Hello, just to let you know (if you don't already) that Newcastle town wall has received a Good Article review. Some of the points raised concern text that was added by yourself and I was hoping you could have a look if you have a moment. The review can be found at the article's talk page and will be in place for a week from today before it is passed or failed. As before, any help will be appreciated, thanks. Dbam Talk/Contributions 21:06, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much, that's a massive help and very much appreciated, cheers. Dbam Talk/Contributions 16:25, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Cooper's Lonsdale belts[edit]

Thanks for picking up on my mistake. Cooper did indeed win them outright. Thanks, 'Arry Boy (talk) 16:29, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

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Apologies for the cockup - I had a browser crash when my broadband link went down. I had the page in previiew and can only assume it somehow got updated. I certainly didn't delete all that section in my in-progress editI. always carefully check my edits, but on this occasion was working on another page as well, and didn't think to go back and check if anything bad had happened. (hangs head in shame). I hope my final version will make up for it! Rambler24 (talk) 18:44, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Dere Street[edit]

Hi Dposte46. I note that you have edited Dere Street in the past. I thought you might be interested to know that I have today expanded Dere Street by 3000 bytes, so it only needs 2000 more bytes in the next 4 days to get it into Do You Know. I have mostly transferred information from another page I've been editing, and I've added a whole load of Dere-Street category images from Geograph to Commons, but I don't have the expertise to provide the remaining 2000 bytes of info. So I'm just giving you the heads up in case you want to take this opportunity of completing the expansion to the minimum 5000 new bytes for DYK.--Storye book (talk) 15:21, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Update: due to the time factor, until I hear from you I'll continue to edit it a little, but please feel free to undo my edits and do it properly at any time. I'm starting by trying to sort out some sources which I'm adding as inline refs.--Storye book (talk) 10:07, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
Update 2: Sorry, I now realise my mistake. I had thought DYK expansion needed another 5000 bytes but this one needs another 31,000 bytes. Quite a difference . . .--Storye book (talk) 12:20, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

The White Queen (novel)[edit]


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Fred Lanchester[edit]

Hi, I notice there is this statement which seems to have been inserted by you in his article. (I quote) "the first motorboat built in Britain". I wonder if the explanation for this statement would be that it needs to be qualified by something like "the first motorboat built in - this part of - Britain".

Would you mind checking your source (Rolt, L.T.C., "Great Engineers", 1962, G. Bell and Sons, ISBN) and confirm that it has been accurately quoted? Thanks and regards, Eddaido (talk) 10:13, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

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