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Welcome to Wikipedia[edit]

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

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} before the question on your talk page. Again, welcome! — Rod talk 07:19, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Welcome to WikiProject Civil engineering![edit]

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Hi, Dumelow, welcome to WikiProject Civil Engineering!

We are a growing community of Wikipedia editors dedicated to identifying, categorizing, and improving articles related to Civil engineering. Some points that may be helpful:

  • Our main aim is to help improve Civil engineering-related articles, so if someone asks for help with an article, please try your hardest to help them if you are able.
  • Project-wide affecting discussions take place on the project's main discussion page; it is highly recommended that you watchlist it.
  • The project has several ongoing and developing activities, such as article quality assessment, of which you are welcome to take part in.
  • If you're not sure how to help, take a quick look at our To Do list for ideas.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask on the talk page, and we will be happy to help you.

And once again - Welcome!

PS - So that's the official welcome template (second time I think it's ever been used!). Meanwhile, I'll peek in on those those articles you recently created, and tagged for the project - great work. Thanks! ZueJay (talk) 01:10, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

You helped choose Carbon as this week's WP:ACID winner[edit]

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Shakatapuram[edit]

Hi,

I noticed that you have supported this article's nom for delete. I have cleaned up the article now. Can you please have a look and review it to see if the article looks in a good shape to keep? Thanks -- ¿Amar៛Talk to me/My edits 06:56, 26 November 2007 (UTC)


CS Faraday[edit]

No problem at all, it was so well written in the first place that very little tweaking was needed. Keep up the good work! Benea (talk) 03:31, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

tekphoto[edit]

Hello Dumelow, This article (Thomas Krueger) is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia's deletion policy. The references have been added to the page making it and the artist notable. This page no longer Fails WP:BIO. This is also not a probable vanity page. This is simply a Biography of the artist. All of the references and External links verify this artist. Please help me resolve this problem. Thank you. --Tekphoto (talk) 05:38, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

tekphoto[edit]

This artist has been "published" in JPG Magazine which is distributed nationally in major bookstores (Barnes & Noble, Borders, ETC) as well as on Filemagazine.com which the artist has no primary control having his/her work on that site. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.17.238.9 (talk) 18:56, 13 December 2007 (UTC)


Archimedes bridge and Immersed tube[edit]

Hello, Dumelow!

I noticed you have been quite active in the Civil Engineering wikiproject, and I thought you might be ablre to help me. I have a particular interest in Archimedes bridges, but the article currently doesn't go into much detail. I know nothing about civil engineering, but since I'me Cape Verdean, I'm curious to know if such a bridge is feasible between the islands there. Can you help me figure out some facts on this subject? In any case, a little expansion would be good to the article.. :) Oh, by the way, would you tag it as covered by the project?

In another issue, I have read about immersed tubes, also in the scope of my interest in the possibility of connecting the islands of Cape Verde, and the article wasnt quite clear to me. I asked Yupi666 to make an illustration, and he did a great job, as you can see. The text, however, could still be expanded. For instance, see what Yupi asked me in my talk page. Evidently, I couldn't answer to his questions... So, could you give this one article a hand too? :D

Finally, I'd like to call your attention to the duplicate civil engineering project template {{engineering}}. I marked it with {{merge}}, but i left the task to be done by someone closer to that project. I assume you might be interested in taking care of that. disregard this, I didn't notice I was misinterpreting the scope of those two different tags. 20:48, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Well, I guess it's all. Cheers, Waldir talk 21:35, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks a lot! I will too be doing some research on the subject, and hope to be able to add some content to the article. Namely, I'm going to add english subtitles to the videos in the italian company website and upload them to youtube, and link them from the article, among other simler things like bringing content from websites that talk about the subject. If I had some time I'd even make a 3D animation myself, but I can't promise that, since I have a huge workload on school due to be finishing my course. Oh, and btw, probably the best now is for us to communicate through Talk:Archimedes bridge. And finally, I do have one more question -- I assume you might not be able to respond without some research, but then again, I am not in a hurry :) -- which is: what is the possibility of the application of an archimedes bridge in Cape Verde? In terms of length, sea depth, etc... I'm curious about this. Maybe if I become rich some day I'd build one :D Waldir talk 09:55, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Edinburgh Zoo[edit]

Hi! I noticed you voted for Edinburgh Zoo to be the next ACID article. Thanks for your vote, and I was wondering if you could take a while to look over the Zoo's article, to see if you can add/correct information, or generally improve on the article? Any help you can offer would be great, as I'm currently pushing for Good Article status! Thanks again :) — Jack · talk · 03:24, Thursday, 3 January 2008



You helped choose Open Source as this week's WP:ACID winner[edit]

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Premier Basketball League[edit]

The only top level basketball league in the US is the NBA. The Premier Basketball League is considered a "developmental" league, and such leagues receive virtually no coverage outside their home markets. Some don't even get that. These leagues rate far below college basketball on the notability scale. Hope this helps. DarkAudit (talk) 16:53, 29 January 2008 (UTC)


William Henry Barlow image[edit]

Hi there, I have uploaded an image of Barlow. For your other work on the ICE presidents, I presume you've checked with the ICE library? I'll dig around and see if there's anything I can find to help. --Mrussell78 (talk) 11:35, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

You helped choose World War I as this week's WP:ACID winner[edit]

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son of engineer[edit]

"I'm a rambling wreck, and a hell of a tech, and the son of an Engineer" sung to Georgia Tech Fight song by Saltysailor (talk) 14:24, 16 April 2008 (UTC) 1968

thanks for the greeting, now I need to see if I can get my dad, the retired Engineering Professor, to join up. Saltysailor (talk) 14:24, 16 April 2008 (UTC)



Saltash Tunnel[edit]

Many thanks for your work - the article is much improved by it. I've done a little tidying to the first section. Now we just need a photo! I'll have a look on Commons and Geograph to see if I can find one. Best wishes, DuncanHill (talk) 13:19, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Have found two pgotos and added tham. DuncanHill (talk) 13:56, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

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Inglis[edit]

no problem, it would have been easier if they're weren't another C. E. Inglis in the Royal artillery at the same time. I still hope to track down his OBE too. David Underdown (talk) 08:32, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

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Hi, I'm not the one who made the edits you reverted, and it wasn't on the computer I am using, but I saw the message when I was logged out. I'm assuming this is because, as I'm using a student internet connection, it could've been anyone of a number of people connecting to my network using Wikipedia. Just to let you know, and any other admins and whatnot! --Nightfreak (talk) 22:36, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

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John Frederick Bateman[edit]

Oops, sorry, I should have looked to see if there was an article under his later name before creating this one. I guess I didn't look as hard as I might have done because there are so many of these great Victorian engineers without wikipedia articles, so I wish you luck with your project. Thanks for doing the merger; I'll be happy to do what I can to tidy up and provide citations.

Good luck with the exams! --Malleus Fatuorum (talk) 13:12, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Revert on List of civil engineers[edit]

My revert was specifically to get rid of someone without notability -- the "* [[Anifowoshe Omoshola.M Student of Ilaro Polytechnic Nigeria" entry under S. 67.82.114.175 (talk) 14:08, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Maurice Fitzmaurice[edit]

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dyk John Aspinall (engineer)[edit]

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DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 23 August, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Anglo-Zanzibar War, 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.

And it's a fantastic expansion! - Mailer Diablo 19:28, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

Great work! I was actually thinking of expanding the article when I was writing List of Sultans of Zanzibar, but I never got around to it. Again, good work! Nishkid64 (Make articles, not wikidrama) 19:39, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

Yes indeed I enjoyed it too. The Bald One White cat 08:26, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

I've done a lot of work on African geography and history myself. I wondered if you had any books or anything on Mozambique history particularly conficts with Rhodesia. I;ve managed to find the occasional scrap from google but I can't accomplish anywhere as near as I wish to unless I have the books The Bald One White cat 17:40, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

That would be good. The Portuguese and trading history on Mozambiques coast has a vast amount of info missing. From the 1550s through to the victorian period. Inhambane for instance could only be expanded so much the scraps of online info. I'll love to find a large meaty book on the history of that area. Then of course those towns in Tanzania need expanding! The Bald One White cat 18:08, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

I've got access to some more sources, so I'll be expanding/referencing the article in the coming days. I'll be sure to cover all the MoS and formatting issues as well. Nishkid64 (Make articles, not wikidrama) 13:01, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
By the way, if you have Hernon's book, could you format the references with specific page numbers. I just personally prefer if a footnote provides you with a specific page number, rather than a page range (Hernon 2003, p. 397 instead of Hernon 2003, pp. 396-404). It's alright if you don't have the book or don't feel like doing this. :) Nishkid64 (Make articles, not wikidrama) 14:12, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I was going to do it, but neither my university library nor the other ones in the area have the book. Nishkid64 (Make articles, not wikidrama) 14:45, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
I'm in the process of replacing all BBC h2g2 (a wiki) and Zanzibarhistory.com (a self-published site) references, as they don't meet WP:RS. I suspect some of this material can be found in Hernon; could you help re-source some of this material? Nishkid64 (Make articles, not wikidrama) 02:11, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Very strange. Last week, I thought I didn't have access to this journal, but I guess I was wrong. I can send the pdf via email if you want. Just send me an email, and I'll reply with the pdf. Nishkid64 (Make articles, not wikidrama) 12:23, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Some of your images have dubious licensing. Since the author's date of death is unknown, these images would not apply under PD-art, and probably are not part of the public domain. However, if these images you scanned from Hernon appeared in publications, then PD-UK-unknown would apply. For example, I fixed this tag, since you had indicated that it was published in Illustrated London News in 1896. Nishkid64 (Make articles, not wikidrama) 14:41, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 28 August, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Hubert Shirley-Smith, 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.

Thank you for your contributions! - Mailer Diablo 16:08, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

John Holmes Jellett[edit]

Updated DYK query On 30 August, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article John Holmes Jellett, 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.

--Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 11:46, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Zanzibar palace guard low.JPG)[edit]

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Richard Mohun[edit]

Updated DYK query On 21 September, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Richard Mohun, 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.

--BorgQueen (talk) 13:34, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

HHS Glasgow[edit]

Updated DYK query On 22 September, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article HHS Glasgow, 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.

--BorgQueen (talk) 10:56, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Nice article! Just popping by to say that this needs to be added to the List of shipwrecks in 1896 article. I'm on a library computer and nearly out of time otherwise I'd do it myself! <g> Mjroots (talk) 14:02, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Texel Disaster[edit]

I really thought the article Texel Disaster is a great contrib to WP. Thanks :) Paranormal Skeptic (talk) 15:02, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Arthur Raikes[edit]

Updated DYK query On 26 September, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Arthur Raikes, 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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Zanzibar Revolution[edit]

Great to see you are still editing well. COuld you perhaps wave your magic wand and get this article up to a decent standard? Cheers The Bald One White cat 15:54, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Cool. 1964 seems to be the year of revolution in Africa. 1964 Gabon coup d'état is currently an FA candidate which for an article on Gabon (which has little on the web at present) is quite remarkable The Bald One White cat 16:08, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Best of luck I look forward to seeing the result The Bald One White cat 16:35, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 28 September, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Texel Disaster, 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.

--Jordan Contribs 23:41, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for the warm welcome. I hope to make some meaningful edits over time, in between labs and time-consuming homework of course. Wadester16 (talk) 17:33, 29 September 2008 (UTC)


DYK for Lloyd Mathews[edit]

Updated DYK query On 4 October, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Lloyd Mathews, 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.

Thank you for your contributions, and congratulations on your GA! - Cheers, Mailer Diablo 22:49, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar for Anglo-Zanzibar War[edit]

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Awarded to Dumelow for excellent prose and images in the Anglo-Zanzibar War article. Dhatfield (talk) 17:35, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

I see it has received well deserved Featured status. Excellent. Dhatfield (talk) 20:07, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Another present, this time from Baldy[edit]

A Barnstar!
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Awarded to Dumelow for his quality contributions to Zanzibar history articles. Very impressive encyclopedia writing done in the traditional way which is always good to see. Congratulations!! Keep up the great work. His Baldness and more than likely Mr. Mercury himself is proud of you" The Bald One White cat 18:43, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Zanzibar Revolution[edit]

Updated DYK query On 15 October, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Zanzibar Revolution, 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.

Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 20:13, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Re:Welcome to WP:CEng[edit]

Hi, I am not a civil engineer yet and my knowledge in this field is extremely limited, infact i haven't even started my degree yet. However, I am sure that I will be of some use to this project soon. Right now I would like to work on expanding some projects here. I know there are not many civil engineering topics related to Pakistan, but I can be of some help if you find one. I will start with the ones that I am comfortable with! Marsa Lahminal (talk) 08:13, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Map[edit]

Another point on the map: the fonts shouldn't be sized until you know what size you want it displayed it. Right now the fonts are unreadable in a thumbnail. So let me know about that too.

If you have access to a graphics program capable of overlaying text onto the background map, then you can do that part yourself if you want -- I can send you the raw graphic by email, or upload it for you to grab. Let me know. Mike Christie (talk) 16:05, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

No problem; I'm happy to do it. Can you let me know what size you think you want the image in the article? My feeling is that if you thumbnail it, which technically you're supposed to, then it's unreadable anyway, so the best thing is to make it readable when clicked on and not worry about too much readability at the thumbnail level. I'll proceed on that basis. It's easy to change if you want me to. Mike Christie (talk) 16:14, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Abeid Karume[edit]

Hi I wondered if you could improve this? Dr. Blofeld (talk) 13:12, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Excellent work! (I admittedly had forgotten) LOL. Keep up the smashing work! Warmest congrats on the FA. I knew when I saw it on the DYK it was actually not that far away as it is rare to see such high quality at DYK. Best Count Blofeld 18:31, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Thomas Paton[edit]

Updated DYK query On 10 November, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Thomas Paton, 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.

Politizer talk/contribs 01:12, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

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DYK for Winter of 1946-1947[edit]

Updated DYK query On 23 November, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Winter of 1946-1947, 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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Great work[edit]

Just wanted to compliment you on your great work on that article - really good stuff. Stevage 01:10, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Richard Mohun copy-edit request[edit]

Thanks for the message on my talk page. I will try to take a look at the article in the next few days. – ukexpat (talk) 16:47, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Hi, Dumelow. I noticed a remark on the project's talkpage which may have been in response to a remark I made. The remark has nothing to do with anything. But I apologize for it anyway. Richard Mohun is a very good article. Hag2 (talk) 14:04, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Société Royale Belge de Géographie[edit]

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DYK for Kirby Laing[edit]

Updated DYK query On 1 December, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Kirby Laing, 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.

BorgQueen (talk) 13:27, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Richard Mohun copy-edit - done![edit]

 Done - I have just completed my copy edit. No significant changes - just a couple of typos, fixed a few wikilinks, and a little extra punctuation. Hope this helps. – ukexpat (talk) 16:45, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Triple Crown jewels[edit]

Your majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow the Triple Crown upon Dumelow for your contributions in the areas of WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FA. Cirt (talk) 23:50, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for contributions to the project, Great work, especially on Anglo-Zanzibar War - quite meticulous and comprehensive sourcing throughout, nice job! May you wear the crowns well. Cirt (talk) 23:50, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

DYK for William Gordon Harris[edit]

Updated DYK query On 13 December, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article William Gordon Harris, 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.

BorgQueen (talk) 08:06, 13 December 2008 (UTC)


Charles Douglas Fox DYK[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Charles Douglas Fox at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Truthanado (talk) 16:46, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Charles Douglas Fox[edit]

Updated DYK query On 30 December, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Charles Douglas Fox, 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.

Cirt (talk) 15:32, 30 December 2008 (UTC)