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A Christian bee for austerity?[edit]

Guy Abeille.Zigzig20s (talk) 17:25, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Interesting, but I can't see how such a "rule" could possibly reduce the deficit! Edwardx (talk) 18:27, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
The republic would have spent a lot more had God not restricted her three decades ago!Zigzig20s (talk) 18:38, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Apparently he left a message on the talkpage suggesting there were errors and it should look like the French article. The thing is, everything is fully referenced here and they may not like what was published in the press, but it's not made up... The french page is much shorter and does not mention the trinity for example, even though that's in all the newspaper articles. Do you think I should just ignore the message on the talkpage or take it to WP Biography? Sorry, not your article, but something similar may have happened to you in the past, so I hope you don't mind the question.Zigzig20s (talk) 19:04, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
The English WP page all looks uncontroversial to me. I think you could respond asking what precise changes in the article they are looking for, why, and what the citations are.
I may just ignore it for now. It sounds like he wants to control the content (or even get the page deleted if it does not say exactly what he wants). He may want to censor the Christian part, but that's in all the newspapers, as is his nickname. I don't have the patience to get into wiki-drama over this (or anything).Zigzig20s (talk) 19:32, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
I've replied. At least he is trying to discuss this first rather than just deleting what he does not like. I also try to avoid drama here - I'd much rather spend my time creating content. Edwardx (talk) 19:51, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. You are more patient than I am...Zigzig20s (talk) 20:01, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

L'Observateur de Monaco[edit]

The Pastor name came up again. Btw, the Caroli family could probably do with some articles. Another prominent family.Zigzig20s (talk) 15:57, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Just created Caroli Group. Apparently, THEY are the ones who built Le Mirabeau, owned by the Barclays! Care to expand the page?Zigzig20s (talk) 23:46, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Would you agree that Claudio Marzocco would be de-merged with Marzocco Group was a separate page?Zigzig20s (talk) 23:55, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
No strong opinion. I've given him an infobox. Edwardx (talk) 10:05, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Agreed about the Caroli family. The web of property, money and power in Monaco is important. Edwardx (talk) 10:08, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
It turns out they are diversified: Caroli Group.Zigzig20s (talk) 21:55, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Nice work. Edwardx (talk) 22:51, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Antoine Fiévet?[edit]

Are you able to find out if Antoine Fiévet, the CEO of Groupe Bel who sells us Babybel plastic (allegedly), is a billionaire?Zigzig20s (talk) 03:56, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Expanded his rival Emmanuel Besnier, a bit, if you want to read it. Aren't his brother and sister billionaires as well? I suppose their late father, Michel Besnier, needs a page too.Zigzig20s (talk) 09:26, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes, Antoine Fiévet is a billionaire! 50 richest French people Edwardx (talk) 11:50, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Yet more articles to create. Hard to keep up with all these billionaires. Edwardx (talk) 11:52, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
The Wikipedia article of Manoir de La Côte suggests it has been owned by the rival family since 1970, but it's not referenced remains a mystery.Zigzig20s (talk) 06:45, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Created Michel Besnier, Jean-Michel Besnier and Marie Besnier Beauvalot. Feel free to expand them. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 08:08, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Did some copyediting. Looks to me that Michel Besnier was 71 when he died. Edwardx (talk) 09:53, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Well spotted. It was in the reference, so the journalist must not be very good at maths. Btw, do you know how to find the coordinates and add them to the infobox to add a map? I have been adding another editor, but it would be very useful to learn how to do it. They suggested looking on Google Map, but I am not sure where. Or if it's complicated and you want to do it, that would be helpful too.Zigzig20s (talk) 10:22, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
I use UK Grid Reference Finder. It works for non-UK places too. If you type in "Reugny", then it gives you Latitude and Longitude. "Manoir de La Côte" doesn't work. You could try to find it by exploring the map generated. For the UK, you can get Grid References from the Historic England site. For example, TQ 28997 79614 for Buck House, and that usually gives you a more accurate Latitude and Longitude than a mere postcode. It wasn't until I discovered Nearby on Wikipedia Mobile that I really appreciated the need for geolocations in articles. Edwardx (talk) 12:08, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Christophe Bonduelle[edit]

Is he a billionaire?Zigzig20s (talk) 11:50, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

en 2014 : 380 M€ I think you could have found that yourself! But, he does need an article... Edwardx (talk) 11:58, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes, but I was surprised and wanted you to double-check. The wealth must be redistributed privately among the family members.Zigzig20s (talk) 12:37, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
I'm sure you've noticed that Forbes and other often state "John Doe and family", as it can be very difficult to disentangle just who owns what. Edwardx (talk) 15:08, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Would you like him to have been born in 1958 or 1959? See the two conflicting references...I can't decide.Zigzig20s (talk) 16:56, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Honest answer - I dont care! Edwardx (talk) 17:15, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
That's a shame. I would argue that they are the French version of the Mars family--selling us plastic instead of food, allegedly--with more private redistribution of wealth than the Marses because of internalised socialism. Somebody ought to write a sociological comparative study about this.Zigzig20s (talk) 20:07, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Misunderstanding. I do care about the Bonduelle family, and think it would be great if there was more coverage. However, I don't care whether a particular individual was born in 1958 or 1959. Edwardx (talk) 12:44, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes, that was a joke. NM.Zigzig20s (talk) 04:42, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Humour is tricky on WP - it works much better with editors where an in-person rapport has been established. For example, at editathons or meet-ups... Edwardx (talk) 12:01, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
They cancelled the Wiener Library edit-a-thon! Btw, do you think Patrice de Maistre should have a page? He has one on the French Wikipedia. He's just a financial advisor though.Zigzig20s (talk) 13:05, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Instead, we're going to get a Palestine Solidarity Campaign editathon. Just kidding. The page, Wikipedia:Meetups/UK/Wiener Library May 2015, says at the top that it might happen at some future date. I know nothing about the cancellation. Looking at the French page, I'd say that he could do with a page on the real WP. Edwardx (talk) 15:17, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
I may suddenly have a "a little cold" as Huguette Clark would have said. Btw, how does one organise an edit-a-thon? Perhaps we don't need to wait for the powers-that-be to decide for us.Zigzig20s (talk) 06:53, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Bonduelle is the gift that keeps on giving: Lesaffre, also family-owned...Zigzig20s (talk) 08:50, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Incredibly, I have realised that I know one of the younger Bonduelles... I had never thought about his last name, probably because I don't buy Bonduelle "food".Zigzig20s (talk) 20:29, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of Jeremy McMullen for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Jeremy McMullen is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jeremy McMullen until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Beerest 2 Talk page 14:04, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Commented there. Edwardx (talk) 15:09, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Alan Clark (businessman)[edit]

Thanks for helping the project Victuallers (talk) 19:47, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Charles Vallin[edit]

Do you really think this needs to be "rewritten entirely"?Zigzig20s (talk) 10:38, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

No. It looks fine to me. Of course, it could be expanded, but that could be said of nearly all articles. I try not to worry about tagging, even though I generally have a strong dislike for it, and just focus on the articles that people are trying to delete! Edwardx (talk) 12:42, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Sabri Ülker[edit]

Just realised you created his son. Are you able to find much about his father please? Apparently they own many of the biscuits I see in supermarkets and refuse to buy.Zigzig20s (talk) 04:41, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Having spent many weeks in Turkey, I can assure you that their biscuits are mediocre at best. If you're going to eat things that are bad for you, then quality over quantity is the way to go. I'll try to have a look later. Edwardx (talk) 15:05, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
I don't eat biscuits. I wonder if a trip to The Priory would fix my addiction to cheese, however.Zigzig20s (talk) 06:48, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Don't forget your camera - there might be notable people without images! (not keen on ending sentences with exclamation marks, but they are a convenient shorthand to let others know that something is meant as a joke) Edwardx (talk) 16:13, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Francesca Hilton[edit]

Hi again. Do you have the strength to deal with this? They've removed referenced info about her engagement and added unreferenced drama about her father-in-law. It is again turning into a gossip attack page. It sounds slanderous. Can we not just restore what was there before as what's been added is unreferenced?Zigzig20s (talk) 17:38, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

I fixed it. Will you help if someone tries to start an edit war? I don't have the patience for edit wars, but I think everything needs to remain referenced and slander is absolutely unacceptable.Zigzig20s (talk) 06:46, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
I've put Francesca on my watchlist. Sometimes it's easier, and nearly always less stressful, if other people get involved with one of "our" articles. Edwardx (talk) 16:09, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Adam Fleming (businessman)[edit]

Your help is appreciated Victuallers (talk) 09:02, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Sunrise Ruby has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Paolo Bulgari[edit]

Thank you for creating Paolo Bulgari. Will you create a page about his father too? Are you able to find out if the founder built some fabulous chateaux?Zigzig20s (talk) 22:14, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

And his brother Nicola Bulgari, both now expanded with the tax evasion story that helped them jump the queue of "missing" billionaires. I will add more family members, but don't expect much more than stubs. Edwardx (talk) 09:53, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Nicola and his cars will be a DYK. Edwardx (talk) 10:55, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
I usually add the businesses and buildings owned by those families to family categories. For example, Category:Hambro family. Why don't you?Zigzig20s (talk) 11:01, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
You're right, I should too. I've just started Giorgio Bulgari. Edwardx (talk) 11:33, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
You may need to add something to the 'career' section. Btw, an Italian 'Protestant'?Zigzig20s (talk) 12:26, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Would be good to find out if he supported Mussolini or not.Zigzig20s (talk) 12:28, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Slowly expanding. No idea about Il Duce. Edwardx (talk) 09:38, 2 June 2015 (UTC)


Any billionaires related to C&A?Zigzig20s (talk) 09:36, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

In 2001, Forbes reckoned that the Brenninkmeijer family was worth $3.7 billion. Alas, shared by 200 family members. Lucas Brenninkmeijer merits an article. Edwardx (talk) 09:27, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
Are you going to split Brenninkmeijer family? They have a C&A store at the listed Hôtel Louvre et Paix, where the Nazis were based during the war...Are you able to find out who they supported during the war? Probably a different generation, but still. They are German apparently...Zigzig20s (talk) 09:44, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
It might be a coincidence.Zigzig20s (talk) 10:03, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
According to the Torygraph, "The dynasty - which in the run-up to the Second World War counted the flamboyant Luftwaffe chief, Hermann Goering, as a friend - has deliberately cloaked its actions in mystery, never giving a newspaper or television interview. Senior staff were reputedly made to sign an oath of secrecy. They were also instructed to put messages to head office in code." And, "In 1937, the family wrote to Goering, speaking of having successfully "penetrated the position of power held by Jews in the textile industry". They said: "Since the foundation of the firm, no non-Aryan has ever been employed by us." " Secretive dynasty with ruthless streak Edwardx (talk) 09:02, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
Possibly hiding in plain sight? Allegedly. Let me know if you can find out who the Chairman was at the time, etc. It may require a German speaker to find good references.Zigzig20s (talk) 12:18, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
Too many people with similar names, plus it's almost all in German or Dutch. I'm giving up - we can't do everything! Edwardx (talk) 12:44, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
Yes, we need German/Dutch translators.Zigzig20s (talk) 10:24, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Sunrise Ruby[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 10:32, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Marni Hodgkin[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Marni Hodgkin at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it 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! BlueMoonset (talk) 21:12, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Edwardx, please consider this your last call on this nomination. There have been significant issues raised, and the QPQ hasn't yet been supplied even though a month has passed. I hope to see action on this in the next couple of days. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:47, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for reminding me. QPQ done and all other issues addressed. Edwardx (talk) 09:41, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Carlton Tavern, Kilburn[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:56, 4 June 2015 (UTC)


Your article count is now 16 ahead of what the stats say but according to those stats you have only had three deleted? I think arbcom should get involved straight away. Philafrenzy (talk) 09:07, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

SuperSecretCom have been looking into this for over a year. The draft 500 page report concludes that some are redirects and some are new articles over redirects which are muddying the waters. Where do you get your numbers from? Edwardx (talk) 09:20, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
I hope their report will be published soon, once Tony Blair has had a chance to respond to any criticism of course. I simply use the number provided using the article count tool. Philafrenzy (talk) 09:24, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
I don't recall that tool. Where can I find it? Edwardx (talk) 09:35, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
Click on contributions, it's at the bottom. Philafrenzy (talk) 09:38, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
Doh! Edwardx (talk) 09:49, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

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Edward Rayne, possible DYK nom?[edit]

Hi Edwardx, hope you are well. I wondered if Edward Rayne might be a possible DYK nomination. He turns out to be a very interesting character...there's the competitive bridge angle, the Royal Warrants and the fact that he is credited with putting London Fashion Week on the map. Jean Muir described him as the best British shoemaker of his age. Oh, and he saw and very probably touched the feet of Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor and many other stars, although no refs to go with the touching bit unfortunately! Libby norman (talk) 00:08, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Libby, that is a fascinating article. And a fellow Edward to boot (ho ho). Perhaps something like, "Edward Rayne, known for his Mr Magoo glasses, "the best British shoemaker of his age", was European bridge champion aged 26". I've been spending too much time on billionaires and must get back to something more fashionable... Edwardx (talk) 09:00, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
Agree, the days of Prawn cocktail, steak and Black Forest gateau seem like a bygone era now. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:34, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
He looks like a very unlikely fashion icon despite the august name – I do enjoy the idea of the man in the pebble glasses being leader of London couture and a crack bridge player. Above sounds a great hook. Libby norman (talk) 09:53, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm always open to good hook ideas on my DYKs. Sometimes we get too close to our subjects to notice the "hookiest" angles. Edwardx (talk) 22:21, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Ways to improve Michael Schmidt-Ruthenbeck[edit]

Hi, I'm Ditto51. Edwardx, thanks for creating Michael Schmidt-Ruthenbeck!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Currently this article relies on one source and may fail notability guidelines. However you may be able to find some more sources to add from the German version of the site: [1].

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse. Ditto51 (My Talk Page) 10:21, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Deutsche Evangelische Christuskirche[edit]

Want to help me expand this one? I only saw it by happenstance, on a stroll...I wonder if there is a whitewashed mystery/history.Zigzig20s (talk) 10:22, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Btw, just round the corner, not sure if this could have its own page. It's listed apparently. I noticed that they are now refurbishing it. I didn't take down the name of the development company though.Zigzig20s (talk) 14:56, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
That looks pretty thorough. If it was one of my church artciles, I woulnd't bother to add anything else before moving on to another new article. There are just too many churches in London and most are not really that interesting, even if they are often listed. Edwardx (talk) 22:32, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for spotting the pub. I've done a short stub, The Tea Clipper. Edwardx (talk) 22:33, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
Formerly. It closed down. The building is still listed though. Btw re: Christianity. I disagree. There is a war on Christianity. Let us pray there is no earthquake because of it!! (Two exclamation marks.)Zigzig20s (talk) 02:07, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
I've expanded the article - Westminster turned down a 2012 request to convert it to a house. Don't worry, I'll still do church articles. Edwardx (talk) 08:37, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
Who is Aldenberg Investments?Zigzig20s (talk) 10:58, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
No idea. Off to see Phil at the monthly meet-up in Holborn now. Edwardx (talk) 12:03, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
Oh. I forgot about that...Zigzig20s (talk) 12:29, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
Moved the article to main space. It should be listed surely?Zigzig20s (talk) 13:50, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
Not listed. Type "SW7 1HJ" into National Heritage List for England Map Search and zoom in. Several hedge fund principals there again today. Plus a couple of oligarchs looking to dish out funds. Edwardx (talk) 19:48, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
Edward is exaggerating about the oligarchs, but plenty of recruiters as usual. There's a real jobs boom in the city right now. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:19, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
Very strange that the pub should be listed, but not the church. Yes, I should get out of Knightsbridge/Mayfair a bit more.Zigzig20s (talk) 22:13, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
Maybe just the one true oligarch, but how many do you really need? Sometimes it makes little obvious sense why some pubs and churches get listed and some don't. And some must be quite marginal one way or the other. Edwardx (talk) 22:38, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

Alumasc Group[edit]

The directors of Alumasc Group would like to thank you for your contribution to their profits over the years. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:05, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Aah. The penny (or more likely, many pounds) has dropped. Edwardx (talk) 22:34, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Marni Hodgkin[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Marni Hodgkin at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it 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! Yoninah (talk) 21:59, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Answered there. Edwardx (talk) 22:19, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Katie Cutler[edit]

I will probably just leave the internet to expand this one. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:28, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

It wouldn't take you long to cite references properly, without 'link rots', out of respect for the other editors. I seem to remember this was pointed out to you during the ANI. You're creating unnecessary work for others with those link rots...Zigzig20s (talk) 01:02, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
Often it's a note to myself and I do go back and do them. If I don't then others invariably do. That's the way we work - collaboration with everyone sharing the burden. Why don't you do it? Is your time more valuable than mine? I took the initiative to create the article. Philafrenzy (talk) 09:11, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
The misapprehension here is around the idea of "unnecessary". There are very many editors who self-describe as wikignomes, and actively seek out these sort of tasks. And some of them have very efficient semi-automated workflows. Indeed, some of the same people also design bots to fully automate these sort of tasks. As "content creators" we might find all this behaviour curious, but that's probably because we have different preferences for how we like to spend our time here. And of course, little of what we do or don't do here on WP could strictly be called necessary! Edwardx (talk) 09:36, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
I apologise for identifying a notable person and causing others work by creating a stub. I agree it would be better if I had done nothing and hoped that someone more competent would came along and create a long fully formed article in one masterful edit that required no further contributions from anyone else ever. Philafrenzy (talk) 09:43, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
The stub is good, but not the link rots. That does not take long to fix. It was in your ANI; I think you should learn from it. Many editors are put off by link rots and will simply not improve/expand stubs because of it. You are suggesting your time is more valuable than others (since you're the one who created the mess). Again, that was all explained in your ANI.Zigzig20s (talk) 13:59, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
What do you mean "your ANI"? You speak of it as if it was a trial. If it was, it wasn't about that, and in any case I won - all the articles were restored if you recall. The linkrot tag was only mentioned once. On this article, the reason I didn't put them in was because it was 1.00 am in the morning and I anticipated that other people might well want to run with the Katie Cutler article due to the amount of publicity she has had since winning the BEM. That, in fact, was what I was suggesting above. I don't usually bother with topics that I think will probably be done by other people soon anyway. I prefer what, in my judgement, probably won't be done if I don't do it. I don't want to fall out with you ZigZig but I think it might be better for both of us if you stayed away from me and my talk page for a while. With apologies to Edwardx for taking up his page with this matter. Philafrenzy (talk) 18:26, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
It was about creating stubs about academic nobodies like Bill Sheils. It sounds like you are unwilling to accept constructive criticism--whatever.Zigzig20s (talk) 18:44, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
This is not the profile of an "academic nobody", as you will see when the article is expanded and could have seen by checking the supplied reference. Philafrenzy (talk) 19:38, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
Calling the subject of an article that someone has created a "nobody" does seem unnecessarily antagonistic. Are Francesca Hilton and Andrew Getty vital additions to the project? Or indeed, some of "my" billionaires who are perhaps only notable for inheriting huge sums? And anyone who is active enough on WP will get mentioned at ANI sooner or later - I'm surprised that it hasn't happened to me (although I have been blocked). Edwardx (talk) 20:05, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
All academics publish a lot. That's part of the job description. It does not make them notable, just like bartenders serve a lot of drinks. However, their research may (and ought to) be cited to expand notable topics. Yes, billionaires and prominent heirs are notable, unless you are far left, because of investments and philanthropic engagements, etc. I give up. I am rather cross.Zigzig20s (talk) 21:30, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
Please take your crossness and your "constructive criticism" elsewhere ZigZig. You have no cause to be cross with anyone. You have just created a big drama, and I have finally run out of patience with you, over the fact that an article created less than 24 hours ago, in the early hours of the morning, still has bare urls as references. It is your own eccentric behaviour that is in question ZigZig. If you don't like the current state of an article please just get on and improve it. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:05, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
Please refrain from making personal attacks. Don't talk to me again. Thanks.Zigzig20s (talk) 22:28, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Mathieu Pigasse[edit]

Not a billionaire, but a champagne socialist, in case you are interested. There is more about his views on the European Central Bank, etc., but I find him too annoying to expand it more for now.Zigzig20s (talk) 18:18, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

I think you've already done enough. He does sound quite annoying! Edwardx (talk) 20:57, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Marni Hodgkin[edit]

Thanks for this Victuallers (talk) 21:52, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK time limit[edit]

Cast your vote. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:33, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. Edwardx (talk) 11:28, 19 June 2015 (UTC)


Add your voice please. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:12, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Added, again! Edwardx (talk) 11:38, 21 June 2015 (UTC)


Two out of three of today's obits from The Times missing here. Definitely should be an obits project. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:41, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

You are doing sterling work. I must try to find time to catch up with the Guardian and Independent obits and fill in the gaps with people who didn't fight in the war. Edwardx (talk) 10:21, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Are you criticising the Telegraph's coverage of war heroes? When was the last time a social worker or media personality charged a German machine gun position? That is what I would like to know. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:09, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
War? As Bunny Roger used to say as he faced German troops, "If in doubt, powder heavily" Gareth E Kegg (talk) 22:25, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Or, as one fictional British officer said when asked why he always carried an umbrella, "Knew no Jerry would carry one. Had to prove I was an Englishman, you see." Philafrenzy (talk) 22:50, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Wheatcroft Trophy[edit]

Article and source (and linked article on the trophy) contradict each other. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:38, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Will look into it. Edwardx (talk) 10:55, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Can't find the contradiction - what am I missing? Edwardx (talk) 10:53, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Without looking at it again, that he founded it - the organisation did and gave it to him as the first recipient? And something about the years - it's older than something else says. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:43, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Well spotted. Although we are short of good secondary sources, there appears to be a Tom Wheatcroft Trophy started in 2002, and a Tom Wheatcroft Memorial Trophy started in 2010 (first recipient being Kevin in 2010). If you look at these articles, you can see that the trophies are physically very different: Tom Wheatcroft Trophy and Tom Wheatcroft Memorial Trophy. I will add a section about the newer trophy to the Wheatcroft Trophy article. Edwardx (talk)

DYK for Jeremy McMullen[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 03:20, 25 June 2015 (UTC)


In case you want to expand this...Zigzig20s (talk) 08:26, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, too busy with other stuff. There's much more here fr.wikipedia Edwardx (talk) 10:56, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Yes, but it's either not referenced, or the references are no longer available online to double-check. Btw I'm surprised the weird collector was not arrested.Zigzig20s (talk) 11:02, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Btw, I noticed earlier today that the World Jewish Congress posted a Facebook update about the weird collector. Zigzig20s (talk) 21:04, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Kevin Wheatcroft does seem a bit eccentric. I guess someone has to have the world's largest collection of Nazi memorabilia. Surprised it's not an American. Edwardx (talk) 10:58, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
I thought it was banned? I guess I was wrong. I believe it should be illegal. Six million Jews were murdered.Zigzig20s (talk) 11:59, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Only in Germany and on eBay, as far as I know. If we make Nazi memorabilia illegal, then why not anything to do with Stalin, Mao, etc? Edwardx (talk) 13:54, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
No, I think/hope it's banned across the continent at least, since it was invaded. Perhaps it's time to find some good references and add a section about its illegality and where, since when, etc., to Nazi memorabilia. I think it's too awful to even think about it tbh.Zigzig20s (talk) 01:14, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Free candy...[edit]

...if you can find out who built the hotels along the Sousse coast, when, and who currently owns them. I won't be summering there after what happened.Zigzig20s (talk) 01:12, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Stewart Ford[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Stewart Ford at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it 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! BlueMoonset (talk) 03:07, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. Addressed there. Edwardx (talk) 11:23, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Carlton Tavern, Kilburn[edit]

In case you didn't know, Carlton Tavern had 22,000 views on DYK. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:13, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Missed that - excellent news. I've high hopes for Suicide Sarah, Wheatcroft and the Dog Meat Festival. Trying to focus on DYKs were great hooks are possible. Edwardx (talk) 00:14, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
A free pic is also very important and sadly missing from two of those. Philafrenzy (talk) 08:26, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
I did think about seeing if there was a suitable image of Idi Amin and maybe something like the image on Nazi memorabilia, but doubted whether either would get as far as the front page. Edwardx (talk) 09:43, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
The only acceptable pic for Sarah would be of Sarah. We were lucky on the dog meat. Maybe there's something on Wheatcroft. I will have a look. Today is the last day for Cannon Hall, Hampstead which I have not done properly yet, nor do I have a free pic. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:29, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Stewart Ford[edit]

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Jeffrey J. Rothschild[edit]

Billionaire.Zigzig20s (talk) 17:37, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Sarah Kyolaba[edit]

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Calais jungle has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

DYK for Kevin Wheatcroft[edit]

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Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

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1752 characters now. Edwardx (talk) 10:17, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Sarah Kyolaba[edit]

Do try and pass this thank you on. Thanks. Victuallers (talk) 00:11, 5 July 2015 (UTC)


Check it out - a smiling Goth - must be because she was in a cemetery:

Philafrenzy (talk) 09:16, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Nice shot. Not looked at my goths yet. I've uploaded 20 monuments, and added some to articles, such as William Anthony Furness, 2nd Viscount Furness. Edwardx (talk) 09:43, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
I've added 29 so far to the Kensal Green burial cat and started Henry Charles Angelo the Younger. "A" is complete, and I've added a subsection to Mafter Kegg's Moft Fascinating Page of Things to Delight and Enthrall Even the Most Casual Subscriber Gareth E Kegg (talk) 22:39, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
I like the concise style you have adopted for Henry Charles Angelo the Younger. It helps to keep our carbon footprint down. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:51, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
His grandfather's ghost just appeared to me and told me the rudiments of expert fencing. Expect a stab in the dark when you least expect it. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 22:57, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
261 in that category here, 39 on commons. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:58, 5 July 2015 (UTC) Philafrenzy (talk) 14:01, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks - "over 1500 notable personalities". Much more work to do... Edwardx (talk) 14:05, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Patrice Pastor[edit]

More on this heir.Zigzig20s (talk) 14:55, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

You might just about be able to scrape an article together... Edwardx (talk) 09:12, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Thought you might be interested. Perhaps I was wrong.Zigzig20s (talk) 10:31, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Just not interested enough - there is just too much to do here! Edwardx (talk) 11:44, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Have a nice day.Zigzig20s (talk) 11:54, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

St Pancras and Islington Cemetery[edit]

In East Finchley has more people interred than any other cemetery in the U.K. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:40, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Whoever said dying in Finchley was de trop? A pox on'em. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 22:44, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
Looking at its category, there are only 10 notable people there. Category:Burials in England by cemetery has Brompton and West Norwood both on 275 and Kensal Green on 273. I expect Kensal Green to shortly command the top spot. However, there is plenty of work to do - Category:Burials at Père Lachaise Cemetery has 1076. Edwardx (talk) 09:09, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Maybe we need something like: List of burials at Père Lachaise Cemetery? Edwardx (talk) 09:10, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
On behalf of the people of Finchley, St Pancras and Islington, the little man, the yeomen of England that made this country great, the shopkeeper and the clerk, and everyone who fought in two World Wars, I say we will not be ignored any longer. Our day will come and we will have our Wikipedia articles. Y. Varoufakis. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:22, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Once we have articles on everyone who meets the current notability criteria, why not? Edwardx (talk) 11:43, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
You just want more and more austerity before you will give us the articles don't you? Philafrenzy (talk) 12:00, 6 July 2015 (UTC)