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Holiday card[edit]

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Wishing you a Charlie Russell Christmas,
Ealdgyth!
"Here's hoping that the worst end of your trail is behind you
That Dad Time be your friend from here to the end
And sickness nor sorrow don't find you."
—C.M. Russell, Christmas greeting 1926.
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Yo Ho Ho[edit]

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Pipe rolls article[edit]

In the above article, of which you are so protective, has a statement "According to the Dialogue, the Pipe rolls were the responsibility of the clerk of the Treasurer, who was called the Clerk of the Pipe and later the clerk of the pells" which bothers me. As I understand it:

The Clerk of the Pipe worked in the Upper Exchequer maintaining a sort of Nominal ledger concerned with credits and debits.

The Clerk of the Pells worked in the Lower Exchequer maintaining a cash book, recording actual cash paid in and cash paid out.

i.e. the two jobs were different and one did not become the other. The corresponding lists of incumbents (Pell Office and Clerk of the Pipe) both start in the medieval period and continue unbroken to 1834.

Plucas58 (talk) 18:35, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Besides Chrimes' equating the two in the period of the Dialogue, we also have Bryce Lyon in A Constitutional and Legal History of Medieval England p. 261 where he says (describing the working of the Exchequer in fitzNeal's day) "Beside the treasurer sat his scribe (later called clerk of the pipe or pell)..." I'm afraid that's the only mention of either type of clerk in the whole work that I can see, and it's clear the Lyon sees them as pretty interchangable. W. L. Warren in THe GOvernance of Norman and Angevin England mentions neither clerk in his discussion of the workings of the Exchequer. Note that S. K. Mitchell, in Taxation in Medieval England describes the "lower" exchequer but does not call them "clerks of the pells" or anything other than "clerks of the treasurer". Nor are the "upper" clerks called anything but plain clerks. Finally - turning to the Dialogue itself - the index for the edition of it edited by Emilie Amt, published by Oxford in 2007, has no entries for either "clerk of the pipe" or "clerk of the pells". It does, however, list many other types of clerks, including chamberlains clerks, queens clerks, chancery, constable, etc. Nor does the section on the lower exchequer's office mention the title of "clerk of the pells" - the only clerk mentioned is the treasurer's clerk. Nor does the description of the "upper" excheuquer mention a "clerk of the pipe" by that name. I don't have Chrimes easily available - we're moving and it's packed up, but I'm pretty sure he does call the clerk the "clerk of the pipe". You're welcome to double check that - it's possible that someone inserted the title in later without actually checking the source. I'm not saying that there wasn't a division like you're describing later in the medieval period, it just doesn't appear to date from the period of the Dialogue. Ealdgyth - Talk 19:18, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
Well, at least I've made you aware of my misgivings and as I'm not a Professor of English History I will leave it there and move on to other things. It might well be so that over 700 years the nature of these posts, their titles and the relationship between them evolved and developed and its not until about 1500 that individual clerks are identified by name. That's half way through the time span. Plus the posts seem to have been more of a political favour than a 9 to 5 grind and nearly all the incumbents were primarily politicians. The last Clerk of the Pipe was a 9 year old aristocrat - I can't see him doing much clerking.Plucas58 (talk) 00:56, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

The Holocaust[edit]

Hi Ealdgyth. Thanks for your revert. I'm about at my wit's end with this user. I've gone out of my way to be helpful (see User talk:Rachelle Perlman#Refs and minor edits), but she just doesn't seem able or willing to learn how to do the basics. Yesterday, another user with similar name and making similar edits joined her at the article (see contribs). That looks like an obvious sock, although I guess it might be a relative—but if so, it's basically a meatpuppet. At any rate, I'm not familiar enough with the topic to evaluate the content they're adding or the sources, and I'm unhappy at how few active editors seem to be watching the article. Do you think some kind of page protection might be in order? I'm still AGFing (AingGF?) and think it's a WP:CIR thing, but it's just possible I'm being trolled. Hope you have a beautiful weekend. RivertorchFIREWATER 05:14, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

They are adding a mix of secondary and primary sources. That's not really the problem, it's that they don't seem willing to try to learn how to edit properly - either with using references properly or with refraining from editorializing. And attempting to learn on such a high profile article isn't a very good idea. I'm not sure what the second account is supposed to accomplish. I find that I'm not in a very "forgiving" mood lately - fighting sinus issues and just generally cranky all around. I just don't have it in me to deal with the hand-holding necessary to help this editor/editors to figure things out. Any TPSs who want to take the project on? On the plus side, the WP:Core Contest is starting Sunday night and I've got The Holocaust on my list of things to work on, so hopefully we can whip it into shape some. Ealdgyth - Talk 12:38, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
OK thanks. Hope your sinuses are all better soon. I'm dealing with spring allergies, yuck. RivertorchFIREWATER 19:35, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
@Rivertorch: Ugh. Now we're getting copyright violations. I'm sure we need to check the other contributions to see if the same thing occurred before. I've left a note on the article talk page as well as on what I'm assuming is the main editing account's talk page. If you could help make it clear this is a big no-no, that'd be great. Ealdgyth - Talk 00:20, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
If I'm reading the Article Blamer results correctly, there is currently no content remaining in the article from either Perlman account. However, they both have contributions to related articles going back a couple of years, and there's no way I have the time or the patience to comb through each of those. The safest thing at this point would probably be to block the one account, on grounds of incompetence, and request a SPI on the other, but I really don't know if we're to that point (and I'm in too good a mood tonight to set foot within a hundred light-years of ANI, anyway). I'll leave another note on the user's talk page and continue to keep an eye out, but I wonder if extended-confirmed protection would be an option. I can make the RPP request, but I'd like an admin's opinion on whether it's likely to be granted. RivertorchFIREWATER 04:47, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
This admin isn't really up on RPP stuffs so I have no idea if it'd be granted or not. I will say that I doubt we'd get extended-confirmed because it's not more than one or two folks. @Justlettersandnumbers: - any advice on the copyright problems? Ealdgyth - Talk 13:48, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
You've got mail. RivertorchFIREWATER 20:28, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────(edit conflict)Hi, saw the ping! Sorry to be slow to answer, quite a lot to look at there and the Blamer tool seems to be playing up. Rivertorch, it seems to me that Blamer is misleading you and that the text of this edit is still in the article, because Joel Mc stuck it back after Robby.is.on removed it. That's 8k of fairly fluent text, containing at least one copyvio that I've been able to identify. Ealdgyth, I couldn't immediately see where the copyvios you noticed were added (again, blame the Blamer), but I think it must have been after that large edit (marked minor!). What I suggest:

  • roll back to before that large edit (undoing some minor and mostly misguided copy-edits and a lot of edit-warring)
  • revdelete from there to the current revision
  • think about a second small rollback, to this version, to remove the unreferenced plug for an exhibition at Auschwitz (with no copyvio that I can see)

I can deal with all of that (except the revdeletion, which I can only request) if that's what's wanted. I did look a bit at the rest of the article, there's a small amount of overlap with the Yad Vashem site that still needs to be sorted out, but it's only a sentence or two. Regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 20:56, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, JLAN (I think you don't mind that abreviation? If you do, sorry!). That sounds good. I am not sure if I should do the revdelete or not - I suspect I'm a bit too involved to safely do it. If you'll go ahead and start that? Hubby and I are going out tonight for mom's day (sorta kinda) and I can handle removing the bit about the exhibition at Auschwitz when I start working on the article for the Core Contest. Probably just as simple to just edit it out rather than do a rollback. I suspect there are more copyvios on the subsidiary articles that I just don't have the books in from ILL yet for. Ealdgyth - Talk 21:14, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
FOR THE RECORD - I AM FEMALE!. (argh). Ealdgyth - Talk 22:48, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Meindert Hobbema[edit]

Now given a quickish makeover, as a by-product of The Avenue at Middelharnis. But there isn't much on him - lots of unanswered questions. Johnbod (talk) 15:51, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

How odd. I've definitely noticed an "uptick" in interest in him - more of his works seem to be singled out for various "best of" lists, at least. Interesting. Good work! Ealdgyth - Talk 15:55, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
The Avenue has always had a special reputation, & the Getty has bought 2 pics in recent years, which may be a factor. He doesn't do that well in WP views.Johnbod (talk) 16:10, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

Board elections[edit]

I know you do voting guides for Arbcom elections; do you do one (or does any TPS know of one) for the board elections? Surgery went well, by the way; thanks again for the good wishes. I am probably not going to type too much for another couple of days, just to avoid overdoing it. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 16:58, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

I'm not actually planning on voting in the board elections, so I have no plans to do a voting guide for it. Anyone else out there know of any? Ealdgyth - Talk 17:02, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
No, and with only 30 or so hours to go before voting ends, it's a bit late now. I doubt anyone knows enough about all the various candidates to make very useful comments. Johnbod (talk) 17:14, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
It was RexxS's comment here that made me wonder; I hadn't considered that these elections can affect us in the way Rexxs suggests. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 17:29, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

Board elections[edit]

I know you do voting guides for Arbcom elections; do you do one (or does any TPS know of one) for the board elections? Surgery went well, by the way; thanks again for the good wishes. I am probably not going to type too much for another couple of days, just to avoid overdoing it. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 16:58, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

I'm not actually planning on voting in the board elections, so I have no plans to do a voting guide for it. Anyone else out there know of any? Ealdgyth - Talk 17:02, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
No, and with only 30 or so hours to go before voting ends, it's a bit late now. I doubt anyone knows enough about all the various candidates to make very useful comments. Johnbod (talk) 17:14, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
It was RexxS's comment here that made me wonder; I hadn't considered that these elections can affect us in the way Rexxs suggests. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 17:29, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

Revision in section "Wannsee Conference" in Holocaust article by editor Barek[edit]

Sorry to bother you, as I don't know how to talk to you. Barek undo my editing, despite the fact that Longerich does not mention the US in p. 307 of his book. I will appreciate your help Henia Perlman (talk) 18:37, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

I took the liberty of moving your section to the bottom of my talk page, which is where all conversations on talk pages should start. See WP:TALK for more information on using Talk pages. Barek removed your edit because, as he said in the edit summary, that we don't use bare web links in articles. This is detailed at WP:EL. I strongly urge you to pick another article to learn on. Trying to edit on a high profile and relatively well-developed (and such a contentious subject) article as a newbie is going to be very very difficult. You really need to take your time and learn how to edit before plunging into editing on high profile subjects. Editors of such articles have very high standards and are not going to be willing to put up with newbie learning mistakes. It isn't other editors job to go around and clean up edits from other editors, especially when the same mistakes continue to be made. Wikipedia is a very complex editing enviroment and it can take a long time to get your feet under you. It's best to do that learning with a mentor - you can ask at the WP:TEAHOUSE for help. Ealdgyth - Talk 18:44, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for caring and explaining. I agree that "Holocaust" is a contentious subject - I have been researching it and teaching it for almost 20 years. I am retired and I am trying to help ensure, with your help, a neutral and reliable history of the Holocaust, without prejudice. 1. I will be more careful with my editing. 2. I am requesting only the page numbers, and not a "A full citation," for citation 'b' next to note '3' in the article "Holocaust" - It is not reliable to only write: "Further examples of this usage can be found in: Bauer 2002, Cesarani 2004, Dawidowicz 1981, Evans 2002, Gilbert 1986, Hilberg 1996, Longerich 2012, Phayer 2000, Zuccotti 1999.

I wrote: [page needed]. I would like to see a page number, as per example (I am making up the numbers of the pages): Further examples of this usage can be found in: Bauer 2002: 5, Cesarani 2004: 32, Dawidowicz 1981: 65, Evans 2002: 78, Gilbert 1986: 450, Hilberg 1996: 220, Longerich 2012: 151, Phayer 2000: 14, Zuccotti 1999: 98. 3. A contributor to the section Wannsee Conference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holocaust a temporary solution leading up to a final solution that would involve some 11 million Jews living not only in territories then controlled by Germany, but in major countries in the rest of the world including the UK and the US.[190]

I checked 190 -Longerich 2010, p. 307-, where UK and the US are not mentioned in the e book: “11 million Jews, a figure which was broken down by country in a statistical addendum to the minutes, This list not only includes Jews living in areas under German control, but also those of Great Britain, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, … and Turkey. Included in the 700,000 Jews for unoccupied France are those of the North African colonies.” https://books.google.com/books/about/Holocaust.html?id=cxYqYIn73SgC&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button#v=snippet&q=11%20million&f=false I edited by paraphrasing from the correct information written in Longerich 2010, p. 307. And it seems that Barek or somebody has been constantly rejecting my edition, at least twice, and restored the false information. What should I do?

As an involved former Holocaust educator, I have seen how some respectable Holocaust institutions and scholars have twisted Elie Weisel’s statements regarding the Holocaust victims, by shortening it: What I remember was the full Wiesel quotation to President Carter: Not all the victims of the Holocaust were Jewish, but all Jews were victims.

Wiesel is now quoted: 1. Not all the victims were Jewish, but all Jews were victims. 2. In the Holocaust all Jews were victims (something similar) I do care very much about reliable and neutral source and information, in order not to give ideas to Holocaust denyers. Thank you Henia Perlman (talk) 22:50, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

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Anyone have access to this article from Nature in 2012? Ealdgyth - Talk 16:26, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

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