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

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! -Phoenixrod (talk) 19:38, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Positive comments[edit]

Dumnonii edits June 2009[edit]

Ehrenkater- Thanks for your edits, you've picked up some good points. I've been working on this article for a while now, and you get to a point where you begin to overlook wording and mistakes because you're so used to the article!

The only edit I am not happy about is using the word West Cornwall instead of Southwestern peninsula. Cornwall did not really exist as Cornwall until much later. I know what you mean, but isn't there a better way to word it? Let me know what you think on my talk page! Meur ras! :) Brythonek (talk) 20:43, 25 June 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for your help on on the town's entry. Very much appreciated.

Andy V Byers —Preceding unsigned comment added by Andy V Byers (talkcontribs) 19:32, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Contract bridge[edit]

Hi Ehrenkater! Thank you very much for improving the text quality on the Contract bridge article. Your knowledge on the English language and grammar really makes Wiki a worthwhile encyclopedia. Once again, thank you.
Krenakarore (talk) 19:03, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Sterling in the South Atlantic and the Antarctic[edit]

Ehrenkater, It's just to say thanks for your follow up edits. It was very fast on my heels, but they were good edits. I intend to beef that article up a bit, but I don't have access to the necessary documents at this point in time. David Tombe (talk) 05:49, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Talk:Saint Paulin Church <---- thank you![edit]

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Thank you so much for the great work translating at Talk:Saint Paulin Church. It reads much better now than I thought it could, and you did in a couple of hours what I couldn't have achieved in ten. I'm pleased to have had your help and improvements! Maedin\talk 21:02, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your edits[edit]

Hey! Just wanted to say thanks for your useful edits here. Qwerta369 (talk) 12:44, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Also I want to say Thank you! for your cooperation related to Steinway D-274 . -- AxelKingg (talk) 09:04, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

If interested - here we go again.. ;-) THX in advance. -- —Preceding unsigned comment added by AxelKingg (talkcontribs) 14:53, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

List of rivers of England[edit]

Thanks for jumping in so quickly and correcting the Thames tributaries which I've made special mention of in the talk page to the article. cheers Geopersona (talk) 18:03, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you so much for helping to raise Ely, Cambridgeshire to GA status -- Senra (Talk) 01:06, 16 December 2011 (UTC)


Hey, thanks for making some corrections to the Latin and translations at Palais Saint-Georges. In particular, well done on this little improvement! I had to giggle when I realised the unintentional double entendre. Julia\talk 10:09, 22 April 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for the copyedits to Language - they really were an improvement. I am going to take a break now, so if you like I'd be very happy if you go over other parts of the article as well. Best.·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 16:31, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

One minor comment: My recent expansion is part of a larger effort to improve the article and make it conform to MOS standards so that it can progress towards GA or FA status. For this reason it will make my avoid stand alone sentences but rather write in full paragraphs, and finally include references to reliable sources for all claims. Thanks again! ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 17:02, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Voivode of Transylvania[edit]

Thank you! Borsoka (talk) 17:27, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Isabeau of Bavaria[edit]

Thanks for the copyedits there. I'm in the building stages and it's still very rough, so it was nice to see your edits. Truthkeeper (talk) 00:19, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg Thank you for helping to combat deletionism! Sminthopsis84 (talk) 17:43, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

A Barnstar for you[edit]

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For your editorial work on Feudalism. Sometimes removing a few words makes a huge improvement in readability and clarity. Thank you for your effors. DocTree (ʞlɐʇ · cont) Join WER 20:40, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thanks for your edits on Blackburnshire. Now I can spend more time on the facts side which was what I wanted to work on. Andrew Lancaster (talk) 18:59, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

New message from Gareth Griffith-Jones[edit]

Cynwyl Elfed last month; A40 road (London) this month.

Good evening Mr Ehrenkater,

We meet again. Cynwyl Elfed in September and now the A40 in London.

Your first posting today (covering the West End) is on a section that I "inherited" and had intended working on later. Your revisions are most welcome.

My maternal grandfather was born and raised in Cynwyl Elfed.


-- Gareth Griffith-Jones/GG-J's Talk 19:06, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for working on the Velká pardubická article, much appreciated. Jonclay (talk) 10:00, 21 March 2013 (UTC)


You were quite right, and what's more the editor has introduced factual inaccuracy.J3Mrs (talk) 12:43, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Health & Morals of Apprentices Act 1802[edit]

Thanks very much for your edits on this article. I really appreciate any help! I have reverted 2 changes as I feel it changes the meaning that was implied in Percival's report. Everything else sounds a lot better. Thank you =) Staceydolxx (talk) 14:21, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Your edit really helped on the information above the table on "Region of Italy" on Simple English Ayo99 (talk) 17:14, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

You're good![edit]

Wow, I saw your copyedits to Promotion (chess). Hope to see you touch more chess-related articles in future (so many have such terrible prose!). Kind regards, Ihardlythinkso (talk) 16:32, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the copyediting on English language[edit]

Hi, Ehrenkater,

I appreciate your care and attention to detail as you have been revising my recent changes to the Geographical distribution section of the English language article. I see you've been reviewing other sections of the article too. It looks like the article will be submitted for good article review soon, so I'm grateful for the second pair of eyes looking at each sentence and paragraph. Keep up the good work. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 17:35, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

26th Lochiel[edit]

Hi Ehrenkater

Thanks your improvements - much better. Very happy to be guided by you as to what to say where you put "fact" & hope you like what has been put so far.

This is what Tam Dalyell had to say (but it's a bit long to squeeze into this article I should think!):

[Quote deleted]

Many thanks again for your assistance. Best M Mabelina (talk) 16:46, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Copyedit on Walmer Castle...[edit]

...just to say thanks! Looks much better as a result. :) Hchc2009 (talk) 06:07, 18 August 2015 (UTC)


Hello! I was editing the page English Alphabet, and I noticed that you removed my edit in the Ligatures section. I was curious to know why. Did I do something wrong? Lbkr99 (talk) 19:56, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Hi Lbkr99. I removed the bit about letter frequencies. This was careless on my part and I've added it back in. I also removed a bit about traditions which you'd moved from another section, because it was (a) badly phrased, (b) too vague (see request for clarification from 2014) and (c) partly duplicated the following section.----Ehrenkater (talk) 00:00, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Okay, that makes sense. Thank you so much for clarifying!Lbkr99 (talk) 01:35, 17 September 2018 (UTC)


Yes it is the comparative of the adjective dignus (dignus, digniora, dignissimum), the comparative meaning more worthy. cf. with good, better, best. If you are suggesting the usage in the Westminster School article it has been often noted and joked about as it is essentially bad latin, which translation to use is up for debate, perhaps noting the error in the latin in the article can sort it out.

The usage by the school could pssibly be to differenciate from Westminster Under School which uses both dignus and digniora.

Hope to be of assistance Tmwerty (talk) 21:06, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Cwm Rhondda[edit]

Your recent edit to Cwm Rhondda (concerning there being five, rather than three, Welsh verses) looks interesting. Could you provide a source or citation for this? And for any of the other versions? (We could really do with getting a much of the article properly cited.) If you're not comfortable about formatting the citation, I'm happy to try to do it, if you can provide the information (either a website link or (for a book) title/author/publisher/isbn etc.). (Reply within your page here if you wish.) Thanks. Feline Hymnic (talk) 22:38, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

OK, I'll add a bit more on this. Please feel free to improve the layout etc. Ehrenkater (talk) 12:52, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Looks promising. I've just done a fairly major reworking of the article to attempt to give it some better structure; compare this older version to this newer version. I haven't (I hope) changed anything within your material. I also added several references to independent and reliable sources. Do you have references for the older hymnbooks that you mentioned? If so could you add them to the article or (if you are not confident about formatting them) drop a note of them here on your talk page? Thanks again. Feline Hymnic (talk) 20:05, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

I have added various suggestions for improvements on the talk page for "Cwm Rhondda". Unfortunately the hymn book which I mentioned (although I only purchased it as new around 1995) seems to be too old to have an ISBN, proper publisher's imprint or date of publication. Ehrenkater (talk) 21:55, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

  • improvements: I've had a go at some.
  • book: anything would be better than nothing! Title? Any indication of publisher, church? Feline Hymnic (talk) 22:23, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Gwynedd in the High Middle Ages[edit]

I love this article, so I hope you don't mind me going through your work every so often picking up typos and so on. Let me know if you're not happy with my (very minor) inputs, and I'll refrain from editing there. I've been thinking about how best to phrase the opening paragraph, given that, in terms of good grammar, "Gwynedd in the High Middle Ages" is not a period, it's a place (in a period). What would you say to :-

Gwynedd is an area in the north of Wales. Gwynedd in the High Middle Ages covers a period of Welsh, British, and European history spanning the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries (AD 1000–1300). The High Middle Ages were preceded by the Early Middle Ages and followed by the Late Middle Ages.

Ghmyrtle (talk) 21:43, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Ditto and agree with suggestion Ehrenkater (talk) 23:09, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

I would be very happy to have your help and input. I had placed the one sentence "Gwynedd is in the north of Wales" at the bottom of the opening paragraph, because the following paragraph gives a more detailed location of Gwynedd and it seemed to match better. However, if you feel strongly that the location is best served as the first line, I do not see it as an issue.

I greatly thank you for catching my many many spelling errors! lol. I wish we had spell checker inside or part of Wikipedia. Additionally, as an American, you will notice certin verbage that is completly American, and I would wish that to be "translated" into British English.

May I ask how you discovered the artical? Initially I had started to rewrite the Kingdom of Gwynedd page, but it did become to verbose, and I realized that this periode needs special attention. I plan on doing simular treatment for Powys and Deheubarth, and for Glamorgan and Gwent. Then pull the most important features of all of them together for an artical "Wales in the High Middle Ages".♦Drachenfyre♦·Talk 14:45, 7 July 2008 (UTC)


Thank you for correcting my mistake on the Edith of Mercia article. I always thought ferch was verch. I shall not make the same mistake in future. Thanks again.--jeanne (talk) 19:07, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

File copyright problem with File:Snow NorthDowns Feb02 2009.jpg[edit]

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The Documents in the Case[edit]

It's an oddity, though, isn't it? I don't know another work of hers that depends totally on an epistolatory form, though she does use the technique to good effect elsewhere, particularly in Busman's Honeymoon. (Apparently she had been reading The Moonstone and wanted to experiment with the technique of multiple first-person narratives.) I reread it regularly and admire it, but I don't love it in the way I love the Lord Peter works (or even the Montague Egg ones, come to that). I am collecting bits and bobs on her collaborator on this novel "Robert Eustace" (Eustace Barton MD), who also collaborated with crime fiction pioneer Mrs L T Meade and wrote crime fiction on his own account. He appears to have suggested the main plot device - the muscarine-poisoned mushrooms - and also the rather metaphysical theme of Life vs the artificial construct that imitates it but cannot copy it exactly, and all that follows therefrom. I am desperately curious to know whether his influence on the novel was confined to the Big Idea, or whether it actually extended to the contribution of any content at all. I suspect not, but it would be wonderful to know. Karenjc 21:53, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

Welsh pronunciation of Manawydan and Rhongomyniad[edit]

Thanks for your comments regarding my question! You're of course right about it not being that significant where the semi-vowel 'w' is placed. It is going to be grouped with the following vowel anyway when it is transcribed into Korean, since Korean syllables never end with [w] (one could transcribe it as the vowel 'u', but that would be unwieldy between two vowels). What matters is that I got the following vowel sound of 'y' correct, since the transcription will be different whether the 'y' is clear or obscure. I still haven't received a definitive answer on Rhongomyniad, but I'll keep looking. --Iceager (talk) 06:24, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Spring Holiday[edit]

Thank you for your recent edits to that page. I am very interested in this topic as well as the Christmas Controversy article, but you made an excellent point that is changing my mind a bit about Easter. Since Easter is not surrounded by other holidays (in the calendar) it seems odd that someone would call Easter the Spring Holiday as a way to be inclusive. That just seems like a way to rename a holiday that has been claimed by Christians. In other words, it would be hard to argue that the term Spring Holiday is anything but hostile toward Christianity. Christmas seems to be a different thing because when you say “Happy Holidays” you might be talking about any number of major holidays celebrated around the same time of the year. What I’m getting at is it seems to me that the term Spring Holiday seems more hostile toward Easter than the term “Holidays” is to Christmas. Your edits have caused me to think that I probably have no logical interest in the Spring Holiday article any longer. I’d love to get your feedback/edits on a few lingering issues in the Christmas Controversy page if you have the time/interest. Elielilamasabachthani (talk) 15:28, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Ely, Cambridgeshire[edit]

Thank you for your edits to Ely, Cambridgeshire. Much appreciated. I have however partially reverted two of your edits both of which changed the existing spelling of medieval to mediaeval. My reasoning is that the OED (2011) confirms that the modern spelling (Brit. & US) is medieval. For example C S LEWIS 1964 "Yet all the while she [sc. Nature] is, for the medievals, only a personification". Yes. I am aware that there is a Pamela Blakeman quotation within the article with the old, now rare, spelling --Senra (Talk) 18:53, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Your recent edits: 1 2 are not minor edits as you have classified them. Please revise your understanding of minor edit, especially for articles currently under review and ensure you are abiding by those guidelines in future. This will considerably assist other editors such as myself --Senra (Talk) 19:05, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Please revert all of your edits in this diff as none of them are consistent with the sources. I do value your contributions and some of them have been brilliant, but changing the meaning of prose in this manner is not useful when an article is under review. As you have made further excellent edits after this one, I shall be forced to revert all of your good edits if you do not self revert those in here. Thank you --Senra (Talk) 19:12, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

I've reviewed the edit you refer to, and most or all of the changes in it are merely changes in phraseology for the sake of clarity and do not alter the meaning - and thus cannot give rise to inconsistencies with the sources. If there is any particular item that you feel strongly about, please feel free to revert it, as you did for the spelling of "mediaeval". Ehrenkater (talk) 19:20, 14 December 2011 (UTC) (edit conflict)

Please discuss those edits there. Thanks,  Chzz  ►  19:24, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Ehrenkater - I hope you understand; I've only 'undone' and moved this chat for the sake of peaceful accord; [[WP:TIND|no deadline here, so we can happily discuss it, now, at our leisure, on the article page. Hope that's all OK with you :-) Best,  Chzz  ►  19:30, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

The key to success came to be known as the Zürich model ...[edit]

Hi. You added Template:Clarifyme to the following text in Zurich trams:

The key to success came to be known as the Zürich model ...

In my edits to this article, I've several times pondered what to do about this text. I've read the article Zürich model, but it really doesn't explain what the Zürich model is, or indeed what the key to Zurich's success was. Unfortunately the text is quite old, and a search of the history shows it is by an editor who hasn't edited for four years (although I suspect from the username that he is the owner of a rather good website on Zurich trams, and something of an expert on the subject).

I've rewritten the text to remove the key to success bit, but retained the link to Zürich model. If only I could work out how to improve that.

I hope that resolves your issue. Oh and by the way, thanks for spotting and fixing some of the grammatical errors I introduced in my recent rewrites. Too much haste, etc. -- chris_j_wood (talk) 17:14, 26 May 2012 (UTC)


Are you sure about your changes to Windermere? You changed it from "The lake has a very high percentage of its drainage area under cultivation (29.4%), and a relatively low percentage of lake bed above 9 metres (30 ft) in depth which is rocky (28%)." to "A high percentage (29.4%) of the lake's drainage area under cultivation. The lake bed is rocky and only 28% of it is more than 9 metres (30 ft) deep." I'm not convinced that only 28% is deeper than 9m, and I think that what it may have been trying to say was that of that part of the lake bed which is deeper than 9m, only 28% is rocky. The statement was unsourced, but the depth can be checked on an OS map and it looks as if a fairly large proportion is deeper than the 10m contour. Terminology such as the old wording of "above n metres in depth" is something which I try to avoid as it can be interpreted ambiguously; I prefer to use "deeeper than", as you have done. - David Biddulph (talk) 12:02, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

List of languages in the Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

In this edit summary comment of your, you may wish to refer to previous WikiProject Eurovision discussions via numerous article pages, in which dialects are not being mentioned in the columns, only the term 'language' Deferring away from a previous built consensus may be deemed disruptive if continued. If you would like to discuss the matter further, then please feel free to open a new discussion via the project talk page. WesleyMouse 15:33, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

A further note to this is that the project used [1] a reliable source that is used to verify languages for Eurovision articles. WesleyMouse 15:38, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

List of Welsh people[edit]

Good to see you making some edits to List of Welsh people - plenty more work to be done there, thats for sure. One of those changes was to entries' order; from the English alphabet to the Welsh alphabet. The purpose of arranging lists in alphabetical order is that entries may be found by the reader. The vast majority of users (almost everyone, I would guess) would expect to find items on the English Wikipedia to be ordered in the English alphabet. Consequently, ordering entries using another language's alphabet would be likely to cause frustration and/or confusion. The Organisation section in WP:LEAD allows for different ordering criteria to be used, but it needs to be agreed (please use the talk page to gain consensus first) and it needs to be explicit to a casual user i.e. noted in the introduction. Please revert edits made in the alphabetical ordering system and please don't make any further such edits until consensus has been reached for those changes on the talkpage. Thanks, Daicaregos (talk) 07:27, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Metrication in the United Kingdom[edit]

Hi Ehrenkater,

I have added a picture to the article to answer your questions regarding the "sale of loose goods or goods from bulk". Woudl you be happy if I removed your example about the cheese in the lede paragraph. Maybe we could change the wording of the picture caption. Martinvl (talk) 17:32, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Astronomical Unit[edit]

Why removing the specification that the AU is a precise metric distance? It's essentially unique in astronomical measures in being a specific metric distance rather than an indirect approximation, and it's worth (in my ever so humble opinion) highlighting. Tarl.Neustaedter (talk) 22:51, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Oops. Never mind, just realized what happened - two uses of the same word in the same sentence. Tarl.Neustaedter (talk) 22:53, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Ehrenkater, please could you improve the content of Palmes family article? (Hancock blogger (talk) 22:54, 6 October 2012 (UTC)).

Faresaver buses[edit]

Hi, you have missed the point with rcspinter whatever his name is. We are not squabbling, he is writing information which is incorrect and will not accept correction. He is in Liverpool or wherever and has no connection with Faresaver Buses and will not accept that he is wrong. This is why no-one will take Wikipedia seriously, because it is so inaccurate. relying on out of date information gleaned from the web, when those that know the truth are ignored. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:36, 23 April 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for fixing the subscripts.

I will explain the coordination a little more (also am getting a diagram done).

The red link to EuF3 is intentional. That's what I want linked (and eventually an article written). Also, the MOS forbids blue next to blue WLs.TCO (talk) 17:56, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

1st Czechoslovak Partisan Brigade of Jan Žižka: Relevance of Jan Žižka in lead section[edit]


thank you for your interest and input into the 1st partisan brigade article! You have claimed that having Jan Žižka in the lead section is not relevant. I don't agree for the following reasons:

  • there were two other partisan units operating under his name in the WW2
  • the brigade in Yugoslavia is probably more internationally recognized
  • it is a simple single sentence which explains why the name was used, and why actually three different partisan units were using it

I took the sentence about being one of 6 from Jan Žižka article. It is a common claim in Czech sources, however when it comes to this I would also like to have a source from abroad.

Also, for your consideration: Badass of the Week: Jan Zizka ;)

Have a nice weekend! Regards! Cimmerian praetor (talk) 14:05, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I did not say that having Žižka in the article is not relevant, I said that the dubious claim about him being one of only six successful generals in the history of the world was likely to be false and was in any case not directly important enough to feature in the lead section of an article about a resistance unit named after him. ----Ehrenkater (talk) 16:46, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Well I agree with that. On the other point - being successful and being never defeated are different categories. Cimmerian praetor (talk) 17:12, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Repairing the Latitude/Longitude Pages[edit]

Please note that I am NOT vandalizing the "Cities by Latitude" page. Accordingly I would appreciate if you do not undo my edits. If you think a second of latitude/longitude is too precise, please round to the nearest minute. I am only posting the coordinate values as presented on the pages for the respective cities. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:10, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

That would take quite a long time, and would produce a result that was almost exactly the same as what was already there --Ehrenkater (talk) 18:30, 18 June 2013 (UTC)


Hi there. I didn't realize you were also editing Tjörnin. I'll move on to something else now in case you want to give it more attention. Cheers, --Rosiestep (talk) 18:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Appreciate your help. --Rosiestep (talk) 18:41, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the useful edits.--Nvvchar. 02:13, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Tjörnin[edit]

Orlady (talk) 00:05, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Structure and organisation of Interregnum articles[edit]

As you were active editing Interregnum (British Isles) after a large addition to the article was made and before it was reverted, this is a heads-up for a possible reorganisation of the Commonwealth and Interregnum articles, please see Talk:Commonwealth of England#Structure and organisation of Interregnum articles -- PBS (talk) 10:56, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Ways to improve Walla Brook[edit]

Hi, I'm Sulfurboy. Ehrenkater, thanks for creating Walla Brook!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. 4

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. Sulfurboy (talk) 20:22, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Accidental gap[edit]

Hello, Ehrenkater. You recently edited Accidental gap and left the edit summary, "needs more explanation, why not sausage ---> sausagal?" As the article states, "In English a noun may be formed by adding the suffix -al to a verb." The suffix does not attach to nouns such as "sausage". The internal links explain the terms noun, verb, and suffix; is this not sufficient to understand the process?

I have removed your additions to the article, since they did not cite any reliable sources. Whenever adding significant information to an article, it is best to cite published sources to verify the information. Happy editing, Cnilep (talk) 04:36, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Your request for clarification[edit]

Hello, Ehrenkater. Last month you added a {{clarify}} tag to the page Accidental gap, and suggested on Talk:Accidental gap that the article 'implies that these "gaps" are a few unfilled places in a field that is mostly filled'. The page was edited shortly thereafter, but no one else has commented on the talk page. If you have time, would you mind either commenting at the talk page about remaining problems, or else removing the maintenance tag? Thanks, and happy editing. Cnilep (talk) 23:36, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Bottesford Preceptory[edit]

The mention of Bottesford to the west of Lincoln Cliff might be a little confusing to some. South of Lincoln the Cliff is a discernably narrow sharp escarpment; north, it fans out – as a named geographical area – and appears to include Bottesford see: [2]. I know that the steep escarpment exists beyond Kirton. It might be better to say something like - It was on low-lying land about 3 miles (5 km) to the west of the escarpment of the Lincoln Cliff limestone upland. This might forestall nit-picking edits by the initiated :) I've taken the distance from the geo-coords to Ermine Street which runs on the ridge. Acabashi (talk) 16:03, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Done. ----Ehrenkater (talk) 16:21, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

[Scilly Isles, Surrey]][edit]

Do you agree with me that we should delete this article as non-notable? - Adam37 Talk 16:15, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Hmm, I think I'll abstain on that one. It is an official place name and it is maybe very nearly as notable as some of the small villages that have their own article. This site describes it as "famous", and it is clearly a useful landmark.----Ehrenkater (talk) 16:28, 19 January 2014 (UTC) Compare also e.g. Magic Roundabout (Swindon)----Ehrenkater (talk) 16:32, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

dihydrogen monoxide[edit]

The whole point of the article is that "well known facts" are not in fact as "well known" as one would think. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 19:27, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes, of course the hoaxes play on people's ignorance. Arguably this implies that it is even more important than usual that our article is 100% accurate scientifically, so as not to introduce any more fallacies. ----Ehrenkater (talk) 14:05, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

London Heathrow Airport[edit]

Many thanks for reverting the inaccurate edit on London Heathrow Airport. Your reversion was the fourth time that the unregistered IP editor has made the same edit. I have warned them twice within the last two days to stop and if they persist they could be banned from editing. I have limited time in the next few days and would be grateful if you could keep an eye on the article? Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 22:26, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Indonesian names[edit]

I see you've been editing Indonesian names and you seem to know the subject matter. I just wondered if you had seen the comment I just posted on the talk page of the article regarding the section on "Arabic names". CorinneSD (talk) 22:41, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

I am definitely not an expert on the subject matter; I was mainly trying to make the English easier to understand. I have now looked at your comment, and then altered the word order of the sentence you referred to which lists the Islamic ethnic groups; this should hopefully address your question.----Ehrenkater (talk) 22:56, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

The entire paragraph now makes sense and is clear. Good edits! CorinneSD (talk) 02:02, 25 March 2014 (UTC)


Thank you for your edits on article Bosnian language. --Lighthouse01 (talk) 15:17, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

I'd also like to thank you, albeit copyediting in the midst of a revert war involving a bunch of socks was... unfortunate. I'll try to reconcile your edits after the dust settles. No such user (talk) 15:41, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

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I see you were making edits on Bosnian language. Looks like you are better at English than me, so I would ask you to check spelling/grammar on that article. I would appreciate your help. --Lumi (talk) 10:35, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Dartford Crossing[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 19:52, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Editing Footpath[edit]

It looks like we were involved in some kind of editing conflict on this page. I was trying to simplify the wording and remove pointless links. Reference to the American disability legislation, for example, seemed unnecessary as the article is about paths, and especially because it isn't just about US footpaths. Rwood128 (talk) 16:19, 2 August 2014 (UTC)


I don't really get the thing about Stallingborough village is the only settlement of any note in the parish, apart from industrial buildings - surely "industrial buildings" aren't a settlement - in the same way a chemical plant isn't a settlement - because nobody actually lives there - so it shouldn't be mentioned in section?

I mean they are not actually "settled there" - in any real sense - simply - nobody regards it as home.

?Prof.Haddock (talk) 14:33, 30 August 2014 (UTC)


I debated taking that whole section out as its weasel words. Awkward as I suspect the implication might be right but the evidence is against this - 300yrs of no remotely successful claimantsGarlicplanting (talk) 09:36, 10 September 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for your edits and corrections, i will answer/improve references etc later after your improvements etc -- BOD -- 16:25, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

i am very grateful for your edits and hope you are able to do more which def help improve the article. I seem to have got your clarification requests temporarily confused for citation requests. I will be more able to make corrections after xmas (currently i am on to me a very frustrating and limiting ipad). I was wondering whether to put the 'associations with the town on a seperate page' but i have never started a new page.
Sorry about my confusions regards spaces after all numbers and the writing dates out in full - both made recently due my misunderstanding the auto peer review suggestions. Apologies too regards my bad English. -- BOD -- 18:14, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

The things you mention are really minor and there's no need to apologise :)

I think the main issue with the article at the moment is that it is rather on the long side for a town of this size, and so if you could move some of the material to (a) separate page(s), that would be great.

Hope you get a better computer for Christmas :) ----Ehrenkater (talk) 19:16, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

thanks ;) i will try to resist editing until then. I have not started a new page, but will look into it. Apart from a 'list of people associated with town' page, i guess I or someone could put the 'buildings and sites of interest on another page. I did get carried away on the demography section, would you suggest reducing it. I am resistant to removing the history of the town on a separate page, the conquest, castle and 13th century heyday (and 17th events) etc are to me essential parts of the town's make up. -- BOD -- 19:40, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
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For much appreciated help on the Berkhamsted article Bodney (talk) 01:51, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the further edits you did today, hope I satisfied the clarifications requestedBodney (talk) 01:56, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Fee tail[edit]


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Hainault tube station - Services and connections[edit]

Hey there, I've noticed that you have added a reference to it, congrats![1] However, you need to uncover the bare references added since it made the page ugly and also shrunk it which make readers hard to hover around the article.[2] This should be done to future edits as well. Oh and also try to add notable subjects and not like these information which is unneccessary since it deviates from the topic.[3] Thanks. Vincent60030 (talk) 07:40, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

[1] No need to be sarcastic.

[2] Go ahead and do it.

[3] The catchment area of the station is definitely on topic.----Ehrenkater (talk) 14:48, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

I'm not being sarcastic, okay?! I am just trying to give some encouragement. Is there a problem with me being nice? Also, you are the one who added all these contents and I don't have time to resolve it right now. I'm schooling and I have another article to attend to since I have nominated the article it has been Goh through the review process. Vincent60030 (talk) 15:44, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

I expect an editor of seven years probably doesn't feel in the need of so-called "encouragement" from one fifteen months Face-wink.svg Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi 14:09, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
LOL ----Ehrenkater (talk) 14:14, 6 May 2015 (UTC)


Thank you for your comment on my translations, but you should be aware of variations in spelling which used to be far more common. I have taken liberties which are small compared with, for example, the spelling of "choir" in Durham Cathedral as "quire"!!! If you look at sources even in the nineteenth century you will find considerable variations in the spellings of place names, this has continued much later into the 20th century with Welsh placenames (e.g. Penmachno/Pennant Machno/Pen Machno and Llansantffraid/Llansaintffraid/Llansaintffraed). Emerald (talk) 14:22, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Of course there are spelling variations, but you have not produced any evidence to support your suggested translations, which are prima facie implausible.----Ehrenkater (talk) 14:29, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

One letter difference is "prima facie implausible"? You are being ridiculous now and you are annoying me! Well I have at least one reference for the Cynllaith translation and just need to find it - then you need to apologise. Emerald (talk) 14:50, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

If and when I see the relevant page of the book you have cited, and it confirms what you say, I shall be happy to apologise.----Ehrenkater (talk) 18:23, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Good news, the relevant page (bottom of 105) can be seen via Google books - Link. Emerald (talk) 08:45, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Article Idiomelon[edit]

Dear Ehrenkater

Thanks for your very helpful suggestions and corrections. You are a very precise reader and corrector and you asked very good questions which helped me during the revision. I could shorten the text (turning like a carrousel around the same subject), but I prolonged it again with some additional explanations and notes.

I am sorry that your corrections and tags interfered with my last revisions of the text. I hope that I did not messed them up. I also changed now the leading section (all the languages should be transcribed here, but the Slavonic one I found in the last section). Also the sentence "Unlike..." was not really helpful, so I rewrote it.

Now my revision is finished. You can trust me that I do know what I am writing about, but it would be enough to know, if the text has now become comprehensible for a very understanding reader like you. Of course, you are always welcome to improve my English, if you still find time for it.

In any case, if you do not find time for a second look, many thanks for the splendid work you have done so far. Platonykiss (talk) 09:39, 23 April 2015 (UTC)


Please read the wp:mos regarding the use of & nbsp ; . It was correctly used as it states. However, thanks for the other ce, it really helped! Thanks, TheMagikCow (talk) 15:30, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

I didn't actually change the method of showing spaces in this article. ----Ehrenkater (talk) 15:34, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Florent Du Bois de Villerabel[edit]

Hello. I see you edited Florent Du Bois de Villerabel. I was wondering if you would consider helping me find some good references to in-line them. The content is very controversial and it may be deleted. I have contacted the page creator and thought you might want to help, too. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 11:28, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Mean range on Bristol climate[edit]

Thanks for your edits on Bristol. You added a clarify tag for "mean annual temperature range" and I didn't quite know where/how to explain it. I've added an archiveurl to the Met Office graphic which uses this terminology here but I have changed the text to say approximately 10.5 degrees C supported by the up to date Met office site.— Rod talk 16:15, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi Rod Thanks for the link. If we accept for the moment that Bristol lies in an area of the temperature map in the darkest shade of red, then one could say "the mean temperature, over the year, lies within the range (or band) of 10.2 C to 12 C (or if one wanted to be really fussy then 10.15 C to 12 C, as the previous band ends at 10.1). It is not really clear, as it is such a small scale map, but there is at least one dot of a lighter shade of red which could include part of South Bristol. "Approximately 10.5" is fine.----Ehrenkater (talk) 17:56, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Bromley London Borough Council[edit]

Hi. Just to let you know I'm starting a discussion at the article talk page, which is where it should be discussed rather than in edit summaries and across various user talk pages. I'll give you a link as soon as I've submitted it. 823510731 (talk) 17:39, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

St Helens[edit]

Thank you for your recent edits. Koncorde (talk) 18:36, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Dutch Public Broadcasting[edit]

What are you doing? It was correct. I don't understand why some people confuse the organisation with the whole public broadcasting system. See the corresponding articles in the Dutch Wikipedia. Please let me revert everything. --Moscow Connection (talk) 16:41, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

  • The disambiguation page had two links, both of which linked to the same article. It therefore wasn't doing any disambiguating. ----Ehrenkater (talk) 16:50, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
    • Yes, I see. Sorry, I didn't notice. User:C0re1980 performed a copy-paste move from "Dutch public broadcasting system" to "Nederlandse Publieke Omroep", that's why the page wasn't doing any disambiguating. Look: [3], [4]. Can I revert you now? --Moscow Connection (talk) 16:55, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
    • Also see "User talk:C0re1980#Nederlandse Publieke Omroep". Now I'm reverting the disambiguation page if you don't mind. --Moscow Connection (talk) 17:15, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
    • The whole Dutch public broadcasting system is the NPO. The corresponding Dutch wikipedia articles are far from complete. It seems very illogical and confusing to maintain two separate articles. The NPO organization article is also too small to be of any significance.--C0re1980 (talk) 20:40, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
      • I think you are the one who wants to make it confusing. :-)
        Just look in the article's edit history:
        1. A discussion in 2005–2006: ″Talk:Dutch public broadcasting system#Untitled". It was proposed to move it from "Publieke Omroep" to "Public broadcasting in the Netherlands", and no one disagreed.
        2. In 2006–2007 it had already been at more or less the same title where it is now: [5].
        3. Then it was moved again: [6], this time to "Netherlands Public Broadcasting".
        4. And remember, until 2009 the system was administered not by NPO, but by NOS.
        5. And this: User talk:C0re1980#NPO. --Moscow Connection (talk) 21:02, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

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Some of your edits are OK but you introduced too many problematic ones to accept your recent edits. Please don't remove mention of hotels for starters, and don't add a silly "clarify" on church hearings tag.♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:59, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

This is not a tourist guide: the list of hotels constitutes advertising. And what does "church hearings" mean?----Ehrenkater (talk) 18:01, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Also, as "some of the edits are OK", why revert them ?----Ehrenkater (talk) 18:02, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Rubbish. I have many high quality articles at GA or FA which document hotels. Too many editors dismiss mentioning hotels as travel guidey. If you write it as if you're advertising them then its problematic but for comprehension sake briefly mentioning a few of the most notable ones is fine. You also moved the part about gravestones being vandalised from the church and underneath the lighthouse. Makes no sense. The source doesn't explain what a church hearing is, any attempt to do so would be OR. Your other minor edits looked OK though. I reverted (as I said) because you made too many problematic edits. Find a way to deal with my concerns and make your other edits stick and we'll be fine! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:04, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
First, will copy this to the article's talk page so that other editors can actually read it.----Ehrenkater (talk) 15:45, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

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Island on river Cefni?[edit]

I removed your bit about Llangefni being in an island on the river, because I could not see any evidence for it on the map. It looks like you rephrased existing content based on a misreading (the town is near the centre of Anglesey, and also on the river). --Money money tickle parsnip (talk) 05:41, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

May 2016[edit]

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    • LOL, not a disruptive edit.----Ehrenkater (talk) 16:04, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

For the record, the above user subsequently thanked me for my edit(s) to that article. ----Ehrenkater (talk) 13:49, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

Problems with "Anglo-Saxon Settlement of Britain" Article[edit]

Dear Ehrenkater, I have brought up several problems in the Anglo-Saxon Settlement of Britain article, an article of which you added content. These problems I have discussed in the Talk:Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain section of this article, but the problems have not been properly recognized nor attended to by anyone. I would much appreciate it if you would take a look at my thoughts for revision. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely, Gordon410 Gordon410 (talk) 21:19, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't feel I have the necessary expertise on the subject to support you on this.----Ehrenkater (talk) 14:31, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

West Perthshire constituency[edit]

I have reverted your edit to the West Perthshire constituency page. On a review of F. W. S. Craig's British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, the definitive work on the matter, the candidate's name was Omond not Ormond. This is borne out by the Liberal Year Book 1908, the Constitutional Year Book 1919 (a Conservative publication), and McCalmont's Parliamentary Poll Book (7th ed). The two Year Books are available online. Marplesmustgo (talk) 18:16, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

No problem — I just queried it.----Ehrenkater (talk) 14:03, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

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Thank you for your comments on our class project; the translation of "Flüchtlingspolitik". We have tried to clarify from the source the first comment you have made. Many Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Franslation21 (talkcontribs) 13:05, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Why microwaves?[edit]

Hi, thanks for helping out. I've added a source to answer your question. It might be worth adding a whole section on "The Water Hole", which is a key part of the search, though it seems to have fallen out of favour among researchers lately. It comes up in the historical sections, in any case, so that may be enough coverage of the question.--Thomas B (talk) 14:25, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes, I noticed that the "water hole" is referred to later in the article, maybe we could have a brief cross-reference to that in the lead?----Ehrenkater (talk) 14:27, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

I'm a bit hesitant about integrating it too much for the moment. There's been some dissatisfaction with my new section (see talk). If it lasts another 24 hours, I'm going to see if I can summarize it in the lead, and make the connections to the later sections clearer.--Thomas B (talk) 14:34, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
As you've been informed below, getting this material (or at least the fact that I'm the one trying to add it) is going to be very contentious. I'm withdrawing from the effort; I didn't come back to fight. Maybe you'll have better luck with it on your own if you think there's something worth keeping. Happy editing.--Thomas B (talk) 11:39, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

User Thomas Basboll[edit]

User Thoas Basboll seems to have a long history of contentious editing. This phrase sumarises it as: "Thomas Basboll has been very problematic in understanding that fringe views in articles not dedicated to fringe views is a violation of these clauses...that has been the biggest issue with him overall." ([7].) I'd advice a team effort at his latest campaigh at Search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk)

2016 British political crisis article[edit]

Please will you help me to get the British political crisis, 2016 up and going? (MOTORAL1987 (talk) 13:02, 17 July 2016 (UTC))

I would imagine that it duplicates loads of other articles.----Ehrenkater (talk) 13:05, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Not necessarily it would help to bring the various pages together is my idea that is kind of like an umbrella page (MOTORAL1987 (talk) 13:10, 17 July 2016 (UTC))

Reverting bad edits today of the Winterton On Sea article[edit]

1) Why does the History section need the title "19th. century" put in bold put half way down it, when the section ranges over many centuries? 2) Why change "In 1864 the novelist Wilkie Collins visited the village while preparing Armadale...." to "In 1864 the novelist Wilkie Collins visited the village while preparing his novel Armadale...." ? 3) Why delete the short paragraph about Hermanus Holidays, when the "huts" are clearly visible from the dunes and form part of the character of the village? Have you ever been to the village? They had been on that web-page for years. I have no connection with them. 4) Why change "In 1956 when he was seventy-eight years old, the fisherman Sam Larner..." to "In 1956, at 78 years old, the fisherman Sam Larner...". They all make the article worse, I will have to revert them. (talk) 18:49, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

1 Simply to break up a long paragraph. 2 To make it clearer what "Armadale" is. 3 Advertising 4 Numbers are more concise than text.

Ehrenkater (talk) 13:01, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

I do object to your borderline vandalism edits, which spoil a good article. They add nothing, only make the existing content worse. You are behaving like a bully or a troll. (talk) 14:20, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

That's your opinion. Another user, who reverted your edit, appears to hold a different opinion. ----Ehrenkater (talk) 14:59, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Exeter racecourse[edit]

Hi Ehrenkater. Thanks a lot for your copy edit on Exeter racecourse. Would you mind holding off for a couple more hours, I'm just in the middle of a rebuild of the article. WormTT(talk) 15:04, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia needs you![edit]

Hello Ehrenkater,

English is not my first language, so I can't estimate how bad/good is my (still unpublished) work Peruvian Saltpeter Monopoly. I would like to know:

  1. Can you understand every sentence of the article?
  2. Can you understand every paragraph of the article?
  3. Can you understand the article?
  4. Do you think that more than 50% of the reader with 12 years school or more can (linguisticaly) understand the article?
  5. is there a strong foreign accent? too many latin words?, too many wrong prepositions? too many "we-don't-say-it-so"?
  6. is the article complete, balanced and uses the adequate language? (you probably don't know the issue, but try an answer)

It would be great if you can help me to improve it.

--Keysanger (talk) 12:55, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi Keysanger

I have had a (very) quick look at your draft. I can understand say 95% of the article, and the 5% which I cannot understand is not necessarily because of bad English but because in some places more explanation is needed.

Nevertheless, as one would expect as English is not your first language, quite a lot of editing would be needed to bring the English up to the standard appropriate for an encyclopaedia article — mainly simple things like the correct use of articles and punctuation.

I can't comment on whether the article is complete and balanced as I don't know enough about the subject.----Ehrenkater (talk) 13:48, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

"Every long journey begins with a first step". Can you do it? --Keysanger (talk) 06:38, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Ehrenkater, great. Now is the article in the main space under Peruvian Salpeter Monopoly. you and @Gerda Arendt: have worked at (I put it in the summary of the first edition) and @Brianboulton: asked me to move it to the mainspace. Further comments can be written in the talk page of the article. And we hope the best. --Keysanger (talk) 21:23, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi Ehrenkater,

I resolved the "clarify" as far as I could. Regarding

Ronald Bruce St John put it in the following words:[1]
"Although persuasive evidence linking Peru to either the ten centavos tax or Bolivia's decision to confiscate Chilean holdings in Antofagasta never surfaced, it must be recognized[recognised if he was British] that Peruvian interests had deep-seated economical and political reasons for going to war."


  1. ^ St John 1992, p. 105

What did you mean with the fix?

BTW, I resolved most of the clarify-tags, but you should review the article again. --Keysanger (talk) 22:53, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Forced migration[edit]

Hi Ehrenkater,

I am preparing the Expulsion of Chileans from Bolivia and Peru in 1879 (still in my userspace) and it would be great if you can review it. --Keysanger (talk) 06:47, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

published under Expulsion of Chileans from Bolivia and Peru in 1879. --Keysanger (talk) 15:26, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

Doncaster Lakeside[edit]

Hi Ehrenkater Thank you for your edits. I see you have removed the weebly(their only site) and facebook links. As it turns out, I emailed the group to offer a sponsorship of a domain and hosting. I'll update in the weeks to come after the commitee has approved it. Tommy animator (talk) 14:36, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

Yes, I removed these because they are not reliable sources and Wikipedia is not a place for advertisements. I also note that you are connected with the subject.

I shall copy this to the article's talk page.----Ehrenkater (talk) 14:40, 2 October 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for your careful edits. I constructed the present version without the history section. I will probably suggest the creation of a separate page but I'd be interested in your opinion first. Peter Mercator (talk) 15:29, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi Peter Mercator. I'm not sure I fully understand the question. Please clarify. In the meantime I might have another look through the article.---Ehrenkater (talk) 17:28, 7 October 2016 (UTC)


You're quite determined to avoid use of the word "latter". Is that because you didn't know what it means or because you initially misread the article? ;)

Misha An interested observer of this and that 18:19, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

LOL, of course I know what it means, I'm just trying to make the article a little clearer :) ---Ehrenkater (talk) 18:26, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

Well I think you made a splendid job of it; I'm sure that particular sentence can't be any clearer than your latest edit makes it. Well done!

Misha An interested observer of this and that 12:57, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks :) ---Ehrenkater (talk) 13:33, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany[edit]

I note you have edited this article, which has been moved to the title "Grundgesetz for the Federal Republic of Germany" without discussion on the talk page. As it stands, the proposed title, and counterpart English translation, look a lot like original research. I have asked editor Hornsignal to put the article back and discuss the move on the article talk page; otherwise will assume that you are happy for me to revert all your changes. See Wikipedia:Requested moves Cheers. TomHennell (talk) 16:54, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

I realise that elements of this article are controversial. However most of my edits are straightforward non-controversial copy-editing and therefore I am not happy for you to revert my changes.

I disagree that changing "Basic Law" to "Grundgesetz" is original research, as that is quite evidently the German name for it. That does not mean I agree with moving the article, as article titles should generally be in English.---Ehrenkater (talk)

Thanks for your comments Ehernkater. I may not have expressed myself fully, my reference to 'original research' was to the edits to the beginning of the article discussing the best translation of "Grundgesetz" into English. So far as I can tell, the formulation proposed by editor Hornsignal "Fundamental Law Code" is his own invention as applied to the Basic Law of the Federal Republic. TomHennell (talk) 23:13, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
Was war das für eine Aktion? Nach "TomHennell" ist es "Original Research", auf ein Wort in einem Wörterbuch zu verweisen, und "Diskussion" besteht für ihn anscheinend aus "Sch...egal wie genau Du begründest, ich reverte sowieso" zu bestehen. Gibts noch mehr solche Gestalten "keine Ahnung, aber Hauptsache eine Meinung" hier??? Gruß Hornsignal (talk) 00:47, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Bank of England note issues[edit]

Just a quick note from me to say thank you very much for sorting the table our on that article! I was having trouble with that! Much appreciated. TheMagikCow (talk) 16:33, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

You're very welcome :) ---Ehrenkater (talk) 16:36, 19 December 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for sorting my error. I should have checked grid refs as well as names.— Rod talk 18:52, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

BTW I just found some other Walla Brook photos that I took a few years ago (GR669785).---Ehrenkater (talk) 19:09, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Northern England[edit]

Just wanted to say thanks for copyediting the article - you've really made the wording tighter and clearer. Cheers! Smurrayinchester 09:57, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

Just wanted to check this edit. Defining the Watford Gap - the pass between Northampton and Leicester - as the entry-point to the North does seem to be sometimes meant seriously (for instance it's useful in linguistics as it's more or less the location where the features of Northern accents, like the short a, begin). It's defining the North as starting at Watford (the town on the outskirts of London) that's always a joke. Smurrayinchester 19:31, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

Hungarian presidential election, 2017[edit]

Hello! I would like to thank your previous contributions to improve the quality of the article. I finished writing the article in the past days. Unfortunately my English knowledge is not so good, so, may I ask you to continue copyedit to fix typos and errors etc. Thanks in advance, --Norden1990 (talk) 10:19, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

May 2017[edit]

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Abermule with Llandyssil[edit]

Thank you for some background on the community's history. Unfortunately, one paragraph is a copyright violation of content from this site. I paraphrased the content and asked for the revisions with the copyright violations to be hidden.

Please see WP:Close paraphrasing for information about rewording content to avoid copyright violations. If you are familiar with the background and have a chance to verify if the content is reworded accurately, that would be wonderful. For instance, I took the original content to mean that Abermule was formed with the 1986 Review, but I see that Abermule railway station has an earlier history... assuming 1986 Review refers to the year 1986.–CaroleHenson (talk) 03:02, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

The village of Abermule was clearly in existence long before 1986, but apparently the Community started 1n 1986.----Ehrenkater (talk) 13:47, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Excellent, thanks for your edit about that. I made a tweak to return it as a component of the community, but not mentioning anything about it being "new" - perhaps relative to Llandyssil being "historic" (i.e., the source could have been clearer about the degree to which it was recent).
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Neville-Neville feud[edit]

Earl is not capitalized in the majority of sources (as you can see the article is very well sourced. I have capitalized it where it is capitalized in quotation marks in one instance from an older source, but have followed the convention in the modern sources which is not capitalized. Please don't run a search and replace without checking the sources. I will address some of the issues raised in the tags. Another note, do not arbitrarily change spellings to British English, I don't know all the rules of British English and as the major recent contributor who has worked on this to bring it to GA, I have written the article in American English. Also do not tag bomb the article, it is pretty inappropriate to stalk my edits and tag bomb an article and arbitrarily change the spelling to British English after reverting my copy edit on another article. Seraphim System (talk) 11:42, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

1 Currently it is full of issues and obviously nowhere near GA status. I have just gone through a little of it, and gave up after a bit, hence the "etc".

2 As I am sure you are aware, there is no need to follow the wording of a source word for word, let alone letter for letter. In the case of quotations one would of course follow the original closely, but not when the quotation has already been translated from the original Latin.

3 As the subject is English history, it is not appropriate for it to be in American English, just because a major contributor is American.

Ehrenkater 11:45, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

4 Please feel free to remove the tags once you have fixed the issues.----Ehrenkater (talk) 11:47, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

I'm working on fixes from a very thorough GA review from Peacemaker67 so I think that is well in hand. I'm gotten in touch with the article creator to ask about whether the American English is ok. Pinging here Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi. I will leave the tags in place until other editors who have worked on the article and review have a chance to take a look. I don't know of any rule that American English is not appropriate for British history articles. I've worked very hard creating the maps and doing the copy editing Peacemaker67 asked for, so whatever consensus is I will do my best to follow it, but my understanding of the English guideline is that it is not appropriate to unilaterally change the consistent style on any page without discussion. Seraphim System (talk) 11:57, 7 July 2017 (UTC)
Ok, Ealdgyth linked me to the policy. For future reference, it helps to point these policies out, not ever editor knows them. I haven't been editing that long (under a year.)Seraphim System (talk) 12:14, 7 July 2017 (UTC)


Thanks - my copy editing is always a work in progress and you've picked things there quicker than I would have done! There's probably more... Blue Square Thing (talk) 16:35, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

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Your contributed article, Department for Enterprise (Isle of Man)[edit]

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Pound sterling edit in International system of Units[edit]

You say The pound sterling is not a physical object but a monetary unit. We have a whole article on the one pound coin in Wikipedia One pound (British coin): The British one pound (£1) coin is a denomination of the pound sterling. Its obverse bears the Latin engraving ELIZABETH II D G REG “Dei Gratia Regina” meaning, “Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen” and F D meaning Fidei defensor, Defender of the Faith. Sbalfour (talk) 16:47, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

A one pound (£1) coin is of course a physical object, but a "pound sterling" is a currency unit and not a physical object. If A owes B £1 million sterling, the debt will not be settled by A giving B a million pound coins.----Ehrenkater (talk) 15:44, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

By the way, the mass of the £1 coin varies according to which version of the £1 coin you are talking about. The version recently replaced in the UK (but still in circulation elsewhere) is 9.5 g, and the gold sovereign is about 7.99 g.----Ehrenkater (talk) 17:04, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

Nutrient article[edit]

Please be cautious in making changes to the science of the article. If you want to contest something, please bring it up in Talk (as you did with the RDA versus UL contradiction). I will try to find the appropriate citations. David notMD (talk) 17:09, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

General der Nachrichtenaufklärung[edit]

Hi Ehrenkater, How are you> I don't think we have spoken before. I noticed you made some good-faith edits to the articles. Thanks for your work, but I may need to revert them. You need to be careful what your changing stuff, but it may not be apparent. For instance, if you can see that observed means notice or perceive (something) and register it as being significant whereas watched means look at or observe attentively over a period of time. So you are changing the meaning of the sentence. It is ok if you are writing an article about Margot Robbie for instance, where stuff can be generalised, but for this, words have very specific meanings, as it is report from a bunch of cryptanalysts. Looking at this one:

As a result of watching to Despite observing traffic in Great Britain. Despite means exclude, but there is no mention in the sources, being excluded. The mathematicians and linguists. I missed that. The sources say that but it does need clarification. Also this, contrived, which means deliberately created rather than arising naturally, You have removed that fact, now it is, they has a supply. You have simplified it and taken out a fact. scope_creep (talk) 21:37, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

I had a look at linguists. I think you might be thinking of the modern version. The dictionary definition is a person skilled in foreign languages.. There is a couple of copyeditors on it at the moment.scope_creep (talk) 21:45, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

(1) A common meaning of "observe", especially in a military context, is to keep watch on something over a period.

(2) It would be usual for an insurance company to have mathematical experts, but it is not obvious that they would have linguists, in any sense.

(3) It is clear from your comments that you are not a native speaker of English, so you are not qualified to comment on the use of English in the article, or to revert changes to the English. In places, the article currently has bad English, which is the main reason why it needs reviewing.----Ehrenkater (talk) 18:39, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Your thoughts would be appreciated on this discussion[edit]

Hi, Ehrenkater. I have noticed you have edited quite a few British pages and was wondering if you could please add your thoughts to this discussion under the subheading 'The Guardian' on the page - Talk:List of left-wing publications in the United Kingdom. Your involvement would be much appreciated. Essentially I have tried to add to the introduction that the page includes centre-left and far-left publications, as many of the publications listed would largely be regarded as far-left. One editor has been constantly reverting this change so the introduction only reads left-wing (despite the inclusion of many far-left publications) and removes any added centre-left publications. There has been more discussion on my talk page should you require more inormation, if you have any questions, please ask me. This really needs the involvement of more editors. I'd really appreciate your help. Helper201 (talk) 01:41, 27 February 2018 (UTC)


Apropos : did you mean to use another word? Surely not exiled! --2601:643:8680:158F:A5C9:9EAA:6064:C148 (talk) 15:31, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

What alternative word would you suggest? The three countries were under German occupation, and would have had governments in exile.----Ehrenkater (talk) 15:36, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Kerry Sharpe[edit]

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I've now added two references for each of the four articles. Further sourced material can be added shortly when the Tynwald website is updated. ----Ehrenkater (talk) 20:03, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Just noticed I just double-reverted on Domitian[edit]

Hey sorry for this, for some reason I forgot I had already done the undo and I did it twice, which ended up reverting your...un-revert? Not trying to edit war. Thanks

Also, while the revert was honestly accidental, you're patently wrong about the info not being in the citation. The info is the only thing on the citation. The citation is literally a list of the names. (talk) 18:36, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

The list of names in the citation is similar to what you have added to the text, but

(a) some bits are missing from the citation, (b) there are big differences in the spelling, (c) the citation gives a list of separate names but you have strung them all into one.

Also you have made a typo ("Dominitian") at the beginning of the sentence.----Ehrenkater (talk) 18:48, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Ah, I understand your reasoning then, thanks. Though there's really no excuse for the misspelling. (talk) 19:07, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Registered Buildings of the Isle of Man[edit]

I do invite you back to Registered Buildings of the Isle of Man, now back in mainspace, and to discuss issues at Talk:Registered Buildings of the Isle of Man. You were partly right in your remarks there and at my Talk page, I will acknowledge, including that it is unusual/weird for an editor to try to control a page by moving it to their userspace, which I did. I do hope you can see that I was proceeding with sensible direct and related development, such as setting up pipelinks to display "official" registration names in many cases, and adding numerous Isle of Man Registered Buildings to disambiguation pages. Whatever about that.

It would be particularly great if you could help with location information, possibly including coordinates to point to the exact buildings. I did start The Albert Tower by the way and found its coordinates from Google maps' satellite view, which works for grabbing coordinates if you are informed enough to be able to zero in on the building of interest. (Probably you know you can then right-click, select "What's here" to see and copy-paste coordinates.)

Also to prioritize which ones are more deserving of new articles. --Doncram (talk) 00:17, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Okay, I think you mentioned in this diffsomewhere, maybe only within a hidden comment or otherwise I can't find it, about "Sulby" vs. "Surby" distinction. After wasting time looking for Rose Cottage in and near Sulby, I eventually figured out that Surby Road, Surby was probably intended. While official list gives "Sulby Road, Sulby", I see that Listing document from 1983 mentions "Surby". And I find this thatching website which mentions re-doing a thatched roof in Surby and shows a before pic that seems to match up more or less. However, I still can't find it in Google satellite view. I have been up and down Surby Road and others nearby. Can you please help out with this place's location? Grovel, grovel. :) Sincerely, --Doncram (talk) 21:18, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
I think it's at the back of, or next to, Folly Cottage, which you can see on Google Earth at grid reference 209708.----Ehrenkater (talk) 19:34, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

Also I restored all your changes about "(parish)" items. But by the way, Laxey article has infobox with "Parish: Laxey" that I gather should be fixed, but I am not sure if it should show "Garff" and link to Garff, although that is a sheading, or what. [You yourself noted that some issues with respect to Garff amalgamation were yet to be addressed, i noticed. --21:04, 23 April 2018 (UTC)] --Doncram (talk) 17:38, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
I've just corrected the Laxey article to say "Parish: Garff (Parish District)". Garff is also the name of a sheading, but the sheadings are mainly of historical interest only, whereas the parish district actually has an elected board of commissioners which is similar to a parish council in England.----Ehrenkater (talk) 19:34, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

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I said "Something about whether the word means "motionless" or "without regulation"?" Was my question factually incorrect? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 21:14, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Hi Baseball Bugs

  • Your translation was correct.
  • It could possibly be argued that your contribution was not very constructive.
  • But it was, to say the least, extremely mean of another user to flag it as an "unwelcome interjection"! ----Ehrenkater (talk) 00:05, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your confirmation and politeness. I was trying to get some clarity on what the OP was asking, and I thought Jack overreacted (and I told him so) but I didn't see any point in edit-warring his boxing-up of my question. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 01:12, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

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Clarify the clarify[edit]

Thanks for checking Me4PF article (and keep it up). What aspect is unclear abuot this statement: "Tetramethylammonium fluoride is produced by combining tetramethylammonium hydroxide and hydrogen fluoride in[clarification needed] isopropanol". Thanks, --Smokefoot (talk) 13:53, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

I don't understand the significance of "in". Does it perhaps mean "in solution in", or maybe something else?----Ehrenkater (talk) 13:57, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
To chemists, "in" can range from "dissolved in" to "suspended/slurried in". "In" is a convenient way of avoiding getting specific about solubility (where another editor can demand solubility info) and following the guideline WP:NOTMANUAL.--Smokefoot (talk) 14:06, 31 July 2018 (UTC)


Hi Ehrenkater, I've started a new section at talk:acre#Status in the United Kingdom so that we can work towards an consensus for the article. Please comment there. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 10:18, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

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Gambler's fallacy[edit]

Please can you explain this edit. I'm lost here due to the assumption that the fraction is 18 divided by 37, which is 0.486.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 15:52, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

18 divided by 37 is indeed about 0.486. However 37 divided by 18 is about 2.056. If you take the 25th power of 2.056 you get about 66.6 million, so

"1 in (37/18)26-1" is about 1 in 66.6 million, i.e as stated in the version of 14:48 today (time stamp might be different in your time zone) which you reverted.----Ehrenkater (talk) 18:47, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

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