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DYK for Battle of Chonan[edit]

Updated DYK query On March 20, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Battle of Chonan, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Yazan (talk) 18:46, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

April 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles will be running a GAN backlog elimination drive for the entire month of April. The goal of this drive is to bring the number of outstanding Good Article nominations down to below 200. This will help editors in restoring confidence to the GAN process as well as actively improving, polishing, and rewarding good content. If you are interested in participating in the drive, please place your name here. Awards will be given out to those who review certain numbers of GANs as well as to those who review the most. Hope we can see you in April.
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MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 17:31, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

An expert opinion is needed.[edit]

Can you give me two cents on this discussion here? I'm bit new on content issue like this. Jim101 (talk) 17:30, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Korean War[edit]

Ed, I hope you don't mind. You had many infelicitous verb conjugations, and unfortunate prose etc., in your article at FA. I've fixed a lot of them, and hope I haven't messed up the content. Please forgive me if I've tread on your toes. Auntieruth55 (talk) 00:45, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Not at all! I do tend to get careless when I've been writing a lot. I appreciate any and all copy editing assistance you can provide! —Ed!(talk) 12:26, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

William F. Dean and the Battle of Taejon[edit]

Hi Ed. Cheers for the explanation, makes sense. From reading the article IMO Dean's conduct was quite remarkable and worthy of the award he later received. Good work on a whole range of Korean War articles too BTW. Take it easy. ChoraPete (talk) 15:16, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! I've been trying to get as much done as possible in the subject. —Ed!(talk) 18:55, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

GA review for the Battle of Naktong Bulge[edit]

I wanted to let you know I passed the Battle of Naktong Bulge as GA. The only thing I could find that I think needs to be addressed is one disambiguous link that you can find in my review comments. Good job. --Kumioko (talk) 16:13, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Very nice article on the Battle of Naktong Bulge. I made all uses of "U.S." consistent. In a number of places you had "US". Also expanded all "NK" to "North Korean". As a webmaster I was taught early on that while these shortcuts might save space on paper (and therefore money), we've no shortage of electrons which cost us nothing. I wish I had the time to write such an article, but I write mostly shorter articles on individuals that sometimes make it to B-class. The Korean War is fascinating and, as a former USMC officer, I enjoy reading about U.S. Marine actions in that war. Ever read "The Coldest Night"? Thomas R. Fasulo (talk) 14:24, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

I have not. Do you think it would make a good source? —Ed!(talk) 17:12, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

2 more GA's[edit]

I just promoted 2 more of your articles. The Battle of the Notch only had a disambiguous (DAB) link for 24th Division and Battle of Chochiwon has on DAB link for Chonan but other than that all is well. I left my comments on both of the articles. Good job. --Kumioko (talk) 19:01, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your reviews! —Ed!(talk) 17:12, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

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Battle of Taejon[edit]

  • I've been sick the past couple days. I could putter around a bit with AWB or other things that didn't require concentration, but couldn't... concentrate. I still have an earache at the moment, but will try to look at it now.
  • The thing that concerns me is the example I posted earlier of statements that were not found in the sources. I'm hoping you didn't rush to write things without carefully researching them. • Ling.Nut 03:46, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
No problem. Thank you for looking over the article again! —Ed!(talk) 18:10, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

It became a FA. Good job. My family and I live in Taejon. I translated it into Korean. Thank you for your contribution. --Cheol (talk) 02:51, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

For you[edit]

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For prolific work on Battle of Osan, Battle of Taejon and Battle of Pyongtaek; promoted to A-Class between January and April 2010, by order of the coordinators of the Military history WikiProject, you are hereby awarded the Milhist A-Class medal. -MBK004 06:32, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

GAN backlog elimination drive - 1 week to go[edit]

First off, on behalf of myself and my co-coordinator Wizardman, I would like to thank you for the efforts that you have made so far in this GAN backlog elimination drive. It has been nothing short of a success, and that is thanks to you. See this Signpost article about what this drive has achieved so far.

We're currently heading into the final week of the drive. At this time, if you have any GANs on review or on hold, you should be finishing off those reviews. Right now, we have more GANs on review or on hold than we do unreviewed. If you're going to start a GA review, please do so now so you can complete it by the end of the month and so that the nominator has a full 7-day window to address any concerns.

See you at the finish!

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MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 16:13, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Lee Kwon Mu[edit]

Just shifting through some Chinese records and found some pieces of information that may be interesting...

Lee Kwon Mu has a Chinese name called Li Quanwu (李权武), born in 1914 - since his brith place is unknown, it is disputed on whether he is a Korean or a Chinese of Korean descent. He joined the Chinese Communist guerrillas at the age of 17 after the Japanese invasion of Manchuria. In 1936, he was sent to Moscow to study by the Chinese Communist, and returned to Yan'an in 1939, which was then the headquarters of the Chinese Communist Eighth Route Army. He served as a staff officer in the 718th Regiment of the Chinese 358 Brigade, 120th Division stationed in Central China, and a large number of Korean Communist were also recuited at Central China after the Japanese destroyed the Communist forces in Manchuria. He later served as an intelligence officer for the Chinese Korean Volunteer Army after the Korean Independence Alliance was formed by the Korean memebers of the Chinese Communist Party. Lee appears to have a rather rocky relationship with Korean Independence Alliance and did not serve any important positions within the organization despite his qualification. Anyway, as the Chinese story goes, soon after the Japanese surrenderred, he quickly returned to Korea because he believed he has no room for advancement in China, and rest of his story is with the KPA.

Jim101 (talk) 17:12, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Yet another one of these for you[edit]

WPMH ACR.PNG The Military history A-Class medal
For prolific work on Battle of Naktong Bulge, Battle of Chonan and Battle of Chochiwon; all promoted to A-Class during April 2010, by order of the coordinators of the Military history WikiProject, you are hereby awarded the Milhist A-Class medal. -MBK004 20:40, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
Welcome to an elite club of editors who have earned two ACMs in a single month as well as the promotion of all three articles in a single month. -MBK004 20:40, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your participation in the April 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive[edit]

GAN backlog elimination drives chart up to 1 May

On behalf of my co-coordinator Wizardman, I'd like to especially thank you for your efforts over this past month's GAN backlog elimination drive. It has been nothing short of a complete success, which hopefully results in more expedient good article reviews, increasing users' confidence in the good article nomination processes. Even if you made just a small contribution, it still helped contribute to the success of this drive. Here is what we have accomplished this last month in this drive.

  • 661 total nominations were reviewed. 541 of them passed (~81.8%), 97 (~14.7%) failed, and 23 (~3.5%) ended on hold.
  • The WP:GAN page started at 110,126 bytes length on 1 April and ended at 43,387 bytes length at the end of 30 April (a 66,739 byte reduction in the page, about 60.6% less).
  • Excluding extremes, the longest wait for someone's GAN to be review was about 11.5 weeks at the beginning. (I mistook the figure when I reported to the Signpost that it was 13.) At the end, with the exception of one that was relisted, the longest wait is now at 10 days.
  • 63 different users participated, each having completed at least one GAN, with others also having helped out behind-the-scenes in making the drive a success.
  • The drive started with 463 GA nominations remaining and 388 unreviewed. At the end of the month, we ended with 89 remaining (374 or about 80.8% less) and 47 unreviewed (341 or about 87.9% less).

For those who have accomplished certain objectives in the drive, awards will be coming shortly. Again, thank you for your help in the drive, and I hope you continue to help review GA nominations and overall improve the quality of articles here on Wikipedia.

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MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 17:38, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

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You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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Thanks[edit]

Thankyou for the welcome.RyanTaylor1987 (talk) 23:41, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

No problem! If you have any questions about editing, just let me or someone else know. —Ed!(talk) 01:12, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Hill 303[edit]

Outstanding job on this! I'm going to make it a lead DYK and suggest you nom it for GA or FA soon. RlevseTalk 13:00, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll be doing just that asap. —Ed!(talk) 21:58, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

File:Skyline Chili Springboro OH USA.JPG[edit]

Hi. Is it ok for me to move this to commons? I want to add it to the Skyline Chili category. Viriditas (talk) 20:36, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

That's no problem! —Ed!(talk) 02:10, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Hill 303 massacre[edit]

RlevseTalk 18:02, 24 July 2010 (UTC)


Happy Ed!'s Day![edit]

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User:Ed! has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Ed!'s day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Ed!!

Peace,
Rlevse
00:30, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

For a userbox you can add to your userbox page, see User:Rlevse/Today/Happy Me Day! and my own userpage for a sample of how to use it. RlevseTalk 00:30, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Why thanks! —Ed!(talk) 22:35, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the warm welcome![edit]

I appreciate the welcoming words.  ;o) Hope Taksen can also appreciate me reversing his revision of my contribution (pfew, try saying that 10 times in a row!)

Poppetje (talk) 02:47, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

No problem! If you need anything don't hesitate to ask. —Ed!(talk) 04:29, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Where did you get the Pike house picture from OU? ak169808 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ak169808 (talkcontribs) 02:56, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

I took the photo myself. —Ed!(talk) 04:30, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
I see . I was just wondering because I am a Ou student and pike is my fraternity. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ak169808 (talkcontribs) 05:35, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm also an OU student. I think I took the photo about two years ago. I've done a lot of photos around the college and town. I still live in Athens and I've still been contributing photos. —Ed!(talk) 06:44, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Possible copyright violations[edit]

Hi, Ed! We may have a problem with some articles which you created. I am currently investigating a Wikipedia copyright infringement report concerning text from the Globalsecurity.org website. I noticed you were quite prolific a few years back -- creating numerous articles about US military units and linking them to the globalsecurity.org. For example, 194th Engineer Brigade (United States) seems to be a direct copy from this page. Did you copy the text from Globalsecurity.org into the Wikipedia articles? If that is the case, than we will need to template all those articles so that you and others can edit/remove/clean-up any infringing text. I may be missing something here, so I am hoping you can help clarify this first. CactusWriter (talk) 18:31, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes, unfortunately a few years ago when I was not aware of Wikipedia's policies I think I copied several articles from Global Secuity. All of them are US Army Brigade articles. I more or less have a list of them and I have been meaning to go back and take that stuff out. —Ed!(talk) 20:16, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
Okay. I understand, Ed!. I see that there was some copying from some other websites as well (e.g. 15th Sustainment Brigade from [1] -- which actually might be okay since US Army military page's are usually public domain -- but that one does have a copyright stamp on the bottom. I'll check into that further). But because of the large list of articles created, I think it is best to create a WP:CCI workpage so they can be covered methodically. Do you remember if the copy-pasting occurred only on articles you created, or might you have done the same with other pages already created? And if you do have a list of articles, it would be great if you could provide that. Thanks. CactusWriter (talk) 21:28, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

I'm happy to say the list of copyvios committed is actually much smaller than the total number of articles created, as I was told of my error within a few months, and I later worked to push many of the articles to B or GA anyway. There were still a few I had decided to eventually get more info for. Here are the ones still containing copyvio:

  1. 7th_Sustainment_Brigade_(United_States)  Done
  2. 15th Sustainment Brigade  Done
  3. 501st_Sustainment_Brigade_(United_States)
  4. 593rd_Sustainment_Brigade_(United_States)
  5. 321st_Sustainment_Brigade_(United_States)
  6. 555th_Engineer_Brigade_(United_States)
  7. 55th_Sustainment_Brigade_(United_States)
  8. 48th_Infantry_Brigade_Combat_Team_(United_States)
  9. 29th_Infantry_Brigade_Combat_Team_(United_States)
  10. 27th_Infantry_Brigade_Combat_Team_(United_States)
  11. 76th_Infantry_Brigade_Combat_Team_(United_States)
  12. 53rd_Infantry_Brigade_Combat_Team_(United_States)
  13. 218th_Maneuver_Enhancement_Brigade_(United_States)
  14. 92nd_Maneuver_Enhancement_Brigade_(United_States)
  15. 50th_Infantry_Brigade_Combat_Team_(United_States)
  16. 43rd_Military_Police_Brigade_(United_States)  Done text re-attributed
  17. 420th_Engineer_Brigade_(United_States)  Done -- no copyvio
  18. 194th_Engineer_Brigade_(United_States)
  19. 926th_Engineer_Brigade_(United_States)  Done -- no copyvio
  20. 372nd_Engineer_Brigade_(United_States)  Done -- no copyvio
  21. 369th_Sustainment_Brigade_(United_States)  Done

I should cautiton you that I've found many of the articles of this type (US Army Military Units) tend to attract overzealous US Army members who do not understand that copying stuff from the unit website is not OK. Eyeballing my articles created these are the ones I suspect to have copyvio content added by me and others. I am sure there are more articles in this general category that contain more copyvio material. Of all the hundreds of US Army unit articles, all but a half dozen or so have been promoted beyond start-class by me, while others have added large amounts of stuff directly from government websites. —Ed!(talk) 23:05, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Great. Thanks for this list, Ed. And, yes, there are many editors who believe copying the unit website is okay. Sometimes this is simply a belief that all DoD webpages are public domain. Unfortunately, that's not the case. By the way, I did recheck the 15th Sustainment Brigade, and confirmed the entire history section is still a copyright infringement of the unit website. Although the DoD hosts the webpage, they do include a disclaimer stating they are not responsible for the pages, and thus it is not part of their public domain material. And about all those other hundreds of US Army unit articles... I know, I know, I know. Ugh. I'm a bit loath to start checking into them. So, for the moment, let's see if we can get the list above corrected. It appears to be mostly the history sections which are copied and need to be removed. It'll be a big task to quickly revise the text on all the articles, so it would be a good idea to stub them now until they can be rebuilt. Are you okay with that? CactusWriter (talk) 23:47, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
Ed!, I now think there is a better solution here. It appears the globalsecurity website often duplicates information from the military unit's official website. And those military website pages are public domain (with only a few exceptions). If you can find the same text on the the army.mil site, and the site uses their standard release ( Information presented on this site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied.), than you should be able to simply re-attribute the text to the army website and add the template:US Army to the bottom reference section. For example, I have done this with the 7th_Sustainment_Brigade_(United_States) article. we should be able to save most of the text this way. CactusWriter (talk) 20:40, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

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Milhist A-class and Peer Reviews Jul-Dec 2009[edit]

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By order of the Military history WikiProject coordinators, for your good work helping with the WikiProject's Peer and A-Class reviews during the period July-December 2009, I hereby award you this Military history WikiProject Reviewers' award. TomStar81 (Talk) 01:50, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

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Your copyright has been infringed upon[edit]

You may be surprised to see that Commons:File:LindleyHall.jpeg, which is remarkably similar to File:OU Lindley Hall.JPG, is claimed as an own work by an uploader at Commons, who has claimed to release it into the public domain. Nyttend (talk) 18:26, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Well, that's a shame. It's a good thing it was spotted! —Ed!(talk) 19:23, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

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Re:Commander[edit]

The best bet would be the book The Korean War: Volume I (ISBN 0803277946), although my copy still got stuck during shipping. The catch is that division level organizations in Korean (and Chinese) military only has the importance of regiments when compared to US military, therefore their commanders are not really notable figures unless they were attached to an American corps. Jim101 (talk) 20:48, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

I found two missing commanders in the book Paik, Sun Yup (1992), From Pusan to Panmunjom, Riverside, NJ: Brassey Inc, ISBN 0028810023 
Col. Kim Chong O, ROK 6th Division, page 32.
Brig. Gen. Kim Suk Won, ROK Capital Division, page 31.
Jackpot. The full list of ROK commander in on page 299. Jim101 (talk) 21:34, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
Very good. Thanks! —Ed!(talk) 22:11, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

189.106.54.139[edit]

I'm lguipontes in Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) Wikipedia, but I don't know how to make an account here in Angloph WP in 'compatibility' with my other. :/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 189.106.54.139 (talk) 01:49, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Well, I'm ok now. Anyway, thanks for the welcome. :D Lguipontes (talk) 03:19, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Hill 303 massacre[edit]

Hi Ed!, I have got a few minor issues before I can pass Hill 303 massacre. The issues can be found at Talk:Hill 303 massacre/GA1. It is a good article but needs a few tweaks before GA, regards, Woody (talk) 19:47, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

I think I have fixed all of your concerns. —Ed!(talk) 03:08, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
There are still a couple of little referencing issues that need fixing. Regards, Woody (talk) 23:17, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of 766th Independent Infantry Regiment (North Korea)[edit]

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There are currently some problems with the prose. Could you stop over and fix them? WikiCopter (radiosortiesimagesshot down) 03:08, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 766th Independent Infantry Regiment (North Korea)[edit]

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Your GA nomination of 766th Independent Infantry Regiment (North Korea)[edit]

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DYK nomination of 766th Independent Infantry Regiment (North Korea)[edit]

Hello, your nomination of 766th Independent Infantry Regiment (North Korea) at DYK was reviewed and comments provided. --NortyNort (Holla) 11:00, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

DYK for 766th Independent Infantry Regiment (North Korea)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 18:03, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Battle of Alton WPMILHIST A-Class Review[edit]

Hey, I noticed that you've participated some Military History A-Class reviews. The review for Battle of Alton is coming up on its time limit, and it needs more eyes. Would you mind taking a look at in the next few days? Thanks. -- Rmrfstar (talk) 12:48, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Congrats![edit]

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For prolific work on Battle of P'ohang-dong, Battle of Taegu and Hill 303 massacre; promoted to A-Class between July and October 2010, by order of the coordinators of the Military history WikiProject, you are hereby awarded the Milhist A-Class medal. -MBK004 08:14, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

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Talk:HMS Lowestoffe (1761)/GA1[edit]

I believe everything had been addressed. Will tackle Concorde tomorrow. Not used to cleaning up ship articles, though it's a nice change of pace. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 22:04, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

HMS Concorde (1783) is now done as well. Thanks for the reviews. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 18:39, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Chaplain-Medic massacre[edit]

RlevseTalk 18:03, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

In the Hill 303 article you say it was the first atrocity. But the Chaplain-Medic atrocity occurred a month earlier. Can you clarify this? Thanks. Great articles! RlevseTalk 23:40, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
Fixed. —Ed!(talk) 05:56, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Welcome[edit]

hey! Just wanted to thank you for welcoming me. I usually work in spanish wikipedia. However, my work was been discontinued for a while. I'm now picking it up again and starting to work integratevily with English wikipedia and the wiktionaries. If you know some Spanish you can check out my user page in Spanish Wikipedia.: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usuario:Smoken_Flames . Well thanks again! --Smoken Flames (talk) 02:56, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

Welcome Templates[edit]

Hey, just a quick note. You might want to check the contribution first, you thanked at least a couple anon people so far tonight for vandalism. Aaron north (T/C) 03:11, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

Hmm. My mistake. I've been trying to revert all the vandalism I see but some of it has been tricky to spot. Or maybe I hit the wrong button accidentally. hmm... —Ed!(talk) 03:19, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

re 16 and Pregnant[edit]

Hi Ed. I reverted this edit and deleted your note from the contributor's talk page. I don't see any vandalism here. Herostratus (talk) 06:25, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

MilHist GAN Review Contest[edit]

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766th Independent Infantry Regiment (North Korea)[edit]

Congratulations for creating such a good article on a quite low-covered topic of the project! It was a fine read! --Eurocopter (talk) 18:04, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks very much! I hope I can get it to A-class and see where it goes from there. —Ed!(talk) 23:55, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

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For prolific work on Hadong Ambush, Chaplain-Medic massacre, and 766th Independent Infantry Regiment (North Korea), which were promoted to A-class between October and November 2010, by order of the coordinators of the Military history WikiProject you are hereby awarded the A-Class medal with Oak Leaves. Congratulations! EyeSerenetalk 10:51, 17 November 2010 (UTC)
Many thanks! Rest assured, this work is just the beginning for me. —Ed!(talk) 04:23, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

NK Commanders[edit]

Give me a list of names and I'll see what I dig up in Chinese archives. Although I have to warn you that don't expect miracles, because Chinese normally ignore the North Korean actions during the Korean War. It would also help if you drop a note on the North Korea working group. Jim101 (talk) 16:59, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Okay, getting photo from Chinese sources is tougher than I expected. The first way to get photo is to catch them during their Chinese Communist days, but those photo (if existed) are in the Beijing Archive in the "classified" pile. The second way to get photo is to catch them during photo ops during the war, but most of photo ops are between Peng Dehuai and Kim Il-sung. This is somewhat beyond my means for the moment. I would suggest contacting people who have access to Russian or South Korean photos. Jim101 (talk) 17:53, 21 November 2010 (UTC)
Additional notes...Chinese don't openly talk about the Korean Volunteer Army that served in China (where most of the North Korean generals spent their early life) because it implicates them for starting the Korean War, so most of the information I can find on the issue are either leaks or rumors. Only few selected scholars have access to such information, which are locked in the Beijing Archive. Jim101 (talk) 18:00, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

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DYK for Logistics at the Battle of Pusan Perimeter[edit]

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Thanks[edit]

Hi, Ed, thanks for your help with the 3rd Division (Australia) article. Cheers. AustralianRupert (talk) 04:23, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

No problem. I'm glad I could help! —Ed!(talk) 04:41, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Battle of Sangju (1950)[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 12:04, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

construction tag[edit]

Ooops.. sorry, I didn't see it on the way in to edit. Hope I didn't cost you. LilHelpa (talk) 18:25, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Nope, wasn't a problem. I'm reading material before adding it right now. —Ed!(talk) 18:26, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject East Asia Invite[edit]

Hello there. I randomly found myself at FAC today, and found myself at your FAC for the North Korean military unit. As a talent scout of sorts for two WikiProjects which I helped found, I decided to do some light digging to see where you contributed content. Well, you impressed me. Your work in the area of the Korean War, including both strong content generation and content reviewing, lead me to believe that you can be of great benefit to this new project. The formal invite is below:

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Thank you for your consideration, Sven Manguard Talk 05:48, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Ursula and Sabina Eriksson external link removed[edit]

Dear Wikipedia talk page users,

                             I am new to editing Wikipedia and I don't understand why an external link and reference I placed on the article 'Ursula and Sabina Eriksson' was removed?

My external link http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36973&page=76 was to in reference to 'The killing of Glenn Hollinshead'.

Glenn Hollinshead's own brother Jon, posted a few lengthy forum threads regarding the incident.

I referenced the part where Glenn Hollinshead said Sabina Eriksson had 3 mobile phones and a laptop with her which seemed odd at the time. (She was also carrying multiple mobile phones, as well as a laptop.)

I added the external link http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36973&page=76 as this seems to be an important source 'straight from the horses mouth' so to speak. This link is also hard to find, however seems to be important information. I suspect because Jon Hollinshead's forum thread is on a controversial site, the link may have been removed?

Please advise on a link or something regarding this Wikipedia policy.

Also, I am considering adding how Ursula Eriksson calmly and carefully placed her handbag next to Sabina Eriksson's handbag on the motorway, before running off into a lorry truck.

The handbags seem important to the twins from

a: the careful placing of Ursula's handbag on the motorway

b: the twins clinging tightly to their bags at Keele services when trying to reenter the bus

c: Sabina Eriksson having 3 mobiles with her at Glenn Hollinshead's home (I'm assuming the mobiles were carried in Sabina's handbag).

This small piece of information, if added to Wikipedia, may assist in someone else adding further information on why this happened.

Yours sincerely, eiger3970. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Eiger3970 (talkcontribs) 00:31, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't think I can help you...I haven't worked with that article. —Ed!(talk) 02:14, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Battle of Hwanggan[edit]

Hi mate, just verifying last month's contest entries -- this article's project banners seem to have been created with B-Class already there -- I realise it may be a cut-and-paste mistake but did someone independently verify the assessment? If so, they should put a note on the talk page to that effect (and ASAP so it can be scored for the contest)... Cheers, Ian Rose (talk)

N.B. Same for Battle of Yongdong... Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 02:03, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
Ah. No, I didn't have someone do that independently. I created both of those articles and expanded them so quickly I didn't think to add the talkheaders until they were both up for GAN. No one else has verified either of them to be B (I was under the impression I was to do that myself) but both are up to GAN and I'm sure anyone who looks at them will agree. Sorry if I did something incorrectly. —Ed!(talk) 02:13, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
Well, B-Class assessments should always be done by another party -- I think the most we can self-assess is Start-Class. If these had already passed at GA, wouldn't really be an issue. I'm not necessarily saying they're not B, but that's not for the main editor to say. I'm happy to check them and verify independently for its own sake but if we play strictly by the contest rules they probably aren't eligible for scoring in the November contest -- don't think this has come up before and definitely don't want to make a federal case about it but on the other hand they might be more valuable to you in next month's contest anyway... ;-) Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 03:05, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
That's no problem...I'll just claim them on next month's contest then. Thanks for letting me know, I wasn't aware of those rules. —Ed!(talk) 03:07, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Question[edit]

I saw you work with the Korean war and North Korea military articles. I have a question about it. Does North Korea have a foreign volunteer division or unit? Spongie555 (talk) 00:02, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

As far as I've seen, no. During the Korean War it may have allowed communist sympathizers to join its ranks but for the most part these were probably few and far between. The North Koreans actually did a lot of forcible conscription of South Koreans from areas they had captured. —Ed!(talk) 00:12, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Battle of Nam River DYK[edit]

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Did the Korean War Actually end?[edit]

Hello Ed!. Since you are one of the primary contributors to Korean War articles i thought you might be interested in joining the current discussion on the Korean War talk page regarding whether or not the Korean War has ended and whether or not the various incidents along the border since 1953 can be considered part of the Korean War. I would much value your opinion on the issue. The current discussion can be found here [[2]] Thanks!XavierGreen (talk) 20:36, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Battle of Fort Lahtzanit[edit]

Hi! First of all, thanks for starting the review for this article. An anonymous IP address just passed the article though; was that you? --Sherif9282 (talk) 20:50, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Yeah that was me. Sorry, I was in a rush. —Ed!(talk) 04:53, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

Tom and I have recently put together a guide on closing milhist ACRs. I've used an article of yours as an example. I probably should have asked for your permission first, but it's only just occurred to me - please accept my apologies for the omission, and if you have any objections just let me know and I'll rewrite the page content. Best, EyeSerenetalk 17:07, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

It's not a problem at all! Glad I could indirectly help haha. —Ed!(talk) 18:25, 4 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Ed :) EyeSerenetalk 11:20, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Battle of Battle Mountain[edit]

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DYK for Battle of Nam River[edit]

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DYK for Battle of Battle Mountain[edit]

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DYK for Lee Kwon Mu[edit]

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WikiProject East Asia Scope & Ratings[edit]

Hello. This message is to inform you that I have called for a reexamination of the scope document and the ratings system used by the project. The ratings system especially has run into problems and could benefit from a simplification and generalizations. The scope, too, could be reexamined to the same end. Please come to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject East Asia and discuss the matters so that we can reach a community consensus. I'd like to have it done before Christmas, so I can spend the break making any necessary changes. The importance discussion is at the top of the page. The scope discussion is at the bottom, but we can move them together if we need to.

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Re: Image question[edit]

Works created by US government employees in their line of duties are considered to be in the public domain (without copyrights); the non-commercial clause would not be applicable in that case. File:24th Infantry in Korea.jpg is verifiably by the US Signal Corps (so no problems with this one), but how sure is it for File:US Retreat from Taejon.jpg to be taken by a US government employee (and not a photograph given to them by a South Korean, or collected from a news reporter)? It might be best to contact the Air and Space Museum or the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs to ascertain the origin of the photograph or identity of the photographer. If the photographer is a US government employee and the photograph was taken in the course of his or her duty, the image is in the public domain, no matter what conditions or restrictions they laid. Jappalang (talk) 06:21, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Very good. Thank you for your quick response! —Ed!(talk) 15:20, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Korean War[edit]

Thank you for the welcome; I will be creating an account in January, though I plan to help with the updating of governors and congresspersons as they change office 1-17 January & 3 January, respectively. Given your intersst in the Korean War, I was stationed in the Republic of Korea most of the period between Aug 1988 and Aug 2003. I took the guided tour of the DMZ by South Korea's 1st Division, and have been to the (U.S.) 2d Infantry Division museum at Camp Red Cloud. I wanted to bring to your attention the Liscum Bowl, as well as suggesting the museum as a resource for images, references, and background you might be interested in. :D 75.203.255.157 (talk) 05:34, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks very much! I will look into that. —Ed!(talk) 05:52, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Korean War CMH Sources[edit]

I saw that you didn't link to Appleman's full text online in some of your articles and FYI, the CMH is in the process of putting up many of their books online, and the Korean War ones are up at http://www.history.army.mil/html/bookshelves/resmat/kw.html . I am working on trying to get them to cooperate with the Wikimedia community, so maybe if they see more of their publications referenced they may be interested :) Thanks much, Sadads (talk) 07:14, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Battle of the Bowling Alley[edit]

Ed, I don't know if that article is headed to FAC at some point ... whether it is or not, I'm going back through the articles that I partially copyedited for A-class and doing the whole thing, but I'd like for folks to either review the new checklist themselves or get someone else to do it before I get started. I got the intro and the first section done for this article at A-class. Looking quickly through the article, there are problems with the "Consistency" point at the checklist. - Dank (push to talk) 16:57, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

No worries. I'll re-copy edit that one before I take it to FAC. —Ed!(talk) 22:12, 25 December 2010 (UTC)
Give me a holler when you're done, please. - Dank (push to talk) 22:28, 25 December 2010 (UTC)
Not a problem. It will probably be a few weeks though; I intend to nominate that article next after my Hill 303 massacre FAC is done. —Ed!(talk) 22:52, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassador Program is looking for new Online Ambassadors[edit]

Hi Ed! I noticed your activity as a Good Article reviewer, and wanted to let you know about the Wikipedia Ambassador Program, and specifically the role of Online Ambassador. We're looking for friendly Wikipedians who are good at reviewing articles and giving feedback to serve as mentors for students who are assigned to write for Wikipedia in their classes.

If you're interested, I encourage you to take a look at the Online Ambassador guidelines; the "mentorship process" describes roughly what will be expected of mentors in the coming term. If that's something you want to do, please apply!

You can find instructions for applying at WP:ONLINE. The main things we're looking for in Online Ambassadors are friendliness, regular activity (since mentorship is a commitment that spans several months), and the ability to give detailed, substantive feedback on articles (both short new articles, and longer, more mature ones).

I hope to hear from you soon.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 22:21, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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1st Provisional Marine Brigade GAR[edit]

Hi Ed, I've started the GA review of the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade article and have left comments at Talk:1st Provisional Marine Brigade/GA1. Regards, Nick-D (talk) 01:20, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

DYK for 1st Provisional Marine Brigade[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 08:05, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Congratulations[edit]

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The WikiChevrons are hereby bestowed upon Ed! for his great efforts in the December 2010 Military History monthly article writing Contest, placing first with a total of 138 points from 21 articles. Well done! Cheers, AustralianRupert (talk) 13:31, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks very much! I was gunning for a first place after all these honorable mentions. —Ed!(talk) 07:04, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

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Awarded to Ed! in recognition of your work around the topic of the Korean War during 2010. Keep up the hard work! AustralianRupert (talk) 02:15, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! I've been trying to improve a drastically underrepresented topic. —Ed!(talk) 07:04, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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Thank you for helping Korean war articles and getting 766th Independent Infantry Regiment to FA Spongie555 (talk) 22:12, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

I appreciate it! I hope I can contribute to many more North Korea related articles since its so poorly covered. —Ed!(talk) 07:11, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Battle of Masan[edit]

GA review see Talk:Battle_of_Masan/GA1

D2306 (talk) 12:38, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Ed!/8! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

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Milhist A-Class and Peer Reviews Oct–Dec 2010[edit]

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Thanks! I hope I've been able to offset all the work I've given to MILHIST with all the ACRs I've put through it myself. —Ed!(talk) 07:13, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

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For prolific work on Battle of the Bowling Alley, Battle of Sangju (1950), and Battle of Haman, which were promoted to A-class between December 2010 and January 2011, by order of the coordinators of the Military history WikiProject you are hereby awarded the A-Class medal with Oak Leaves. Congratulations! Ian Rose (talk) 09:01, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Just on a personal note, I don't think I've ever seen anyone receive so many awards in so short a time -- and be so deserving of them...! Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 09:03, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks very much for that! It's been a very, very productive end of the year for me. I'm glad my work has been so well received. —Ed!(talk) 09:05, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Military historian of the Year 2010[edit]

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Battle of Pusan Perimeter logistics copy edit[edit]

He, Ed! I've done a bit of copy editing work on the Battle of Pusan Perimeter logistics article, but there were a couple of inconsistencies that I wasn't sure how to handle. These are:

  • use of both U.S. and US abbreviation (for example "U.S. President Harry S. Truman" as opposed to "US 24th Infantry Division").
    • Fixed. —Ed!(talk) 05:24, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
  • tonnes and tons? For instance compare: "100 tonnes (98 LT; 110 ST)" with "69,390 short tons (62,950 t)";
    • That's a product of the conversion template. How do I go about changing that? —Ed!(talk) 05:24, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Would you mind taking a look at the article when you get a chance? No rush from my point of view. Please also review the edits I have made. Hopefully I haven't changed your meaning, but if I have, feel free to tweak or revert. Cheers. AustralianRupert (talk) 04:48, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

    • Thank you very much for your work! I agree it is a vast improvement. —Ed!(talk) 05:24, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

New Years Message for WikiProject United States[edit]

With the first of what I hope will be monthly newsletters I again want to welcome you to the project and hope that as we all work together through the year we can expand the project, create missing articles and generally improve the pedia thought mutual cooperation and support. Now that we have a project and a solid pool of willing members I wanted to strike while the iron is hot and solicite help in doing a few things that I believe is a good next step in solidifiing the project. I have outlined a few suggestions where you can help with on the projects talk page. This includes but is not limited too updating Portal:United States, assessing the remaining US related articles that haven't been assessed, eliminating the Unrefernced BLP's and others. If you have other suggestions or are interested in doing other things feel free. I just wanted to offer a few suggestions were additional help is needed. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or suggestions or you can always post something on the projects talk page. If you do not want to recieve a monthly message please put an * before your name on the members page.--Kumioko (talk) 02:56, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

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Battle of Nam River GA nomination[edit]

Hi mate. Just to let you know I have added my comments on the GA nom at: Talk:Battle of Nam River/GA1. When you get a chance please have a look and let me know how you go. Cheers. Anotherclown (talk) 04:30, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

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GA nomination for William F. Dean[edit]

Hi, Ed!, I've started the GA review for William F. Dean. I know that you are busy at the moment, so I've tried to fix most of the the issues I have found, but I still have a couple of comments/questions that need your input. When you get a chance, can you take a look please? The review page is located: here. Cheers, AustralianRupert (talk) 03:22, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi, Ed! sorry to be pushy, I understand that you are having trouble getting on to wiki at the moment, but when you do could you please take a look at this review? It probably doesn't need to much to be closed. I'm happy to do a bit of the work, but I need a little guidance in a couple of areas. Cheers, AustralianRupert (talk) 08:25, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
No problem. I'll finish it up today. —Ed!(talk) 14:06, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

New WikiProject United States Newsletter: February 2011 edition[edit]

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March 2011 GAN backlog elimination drive a week away[edit]

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WikiProject Good Articles will be running a GAN backlog elimination drive for the entire month of March. The goal of this drive is to bring the number of outstanding Good Article nominations down to below 50. This will help editors in restoring confidence to the GAN process as well as actively improving, polishing, and rewarding good content. If you are interested in participating in the drive, please place your name here. Awards will be given out to those who review certain numbers of GANs as well as to those who review the most. On behalf of my co-coordinator Wizardman, we hope we can see you in March. MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 00:26, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Error[edit]

I left a reply on my talk page - I made an error closing the GA. Apologies. Lord Roem (talk) 17:44, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Battle of Yongsan[edit]

Hi I've started the GA review of this. Obviously very thick in prose and I do like to make sure that it makes sense etc. As that is one of the biggest things when doing a GA. As most of the other bits are quick fail or not. Anyway as I said thick in prose so will take a while to finalise. I've started so feel free to jump in and start making the changes. KnowIG (talk) 22:01, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

Can't see a lot. As GA states that it has to be spelt correct make sense and be gramatical. It looks like it is. However do you stay on topic enough. i don't know, so I'm going to read it through for the next 2 days then, I will stick it on hold for you to do the tiny edit which i've left on the review. KnowIG (talk) 21:43, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
Reads ok I've put it only hold. 2 minor changes to be done. KnowIG (talk) 21:15, 11 March 2011 (UTC)
I've given it a once over and left some comments. But mainly I want you to read it and if you get lost/confused think why. You may need sort it by using full names and titles more frequently. Because it is very rich in description, easy to get lost so I want you to come at it from a clear angle. That's the only thing which detracts. But if you feel its ok then i'll pass. THis is an oppertunity for you to fine tweak it before i pass :) KnowIG (talk) 22:22, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
Because KnowIG has been indef blocked, I have taken over the review. I've made a few comments on the review page and placed the article on hold - after they're resolved I will pass the article. Please let me know if you have any questions, Dana boomer (talk) 20:17, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

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Milhist FA, A-Class and Peer Reviews Jan-Mar 2011[edit]

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