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Archive 1 (October 2006 – August 2011)

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Hi. Using "Farsi" in English is wrong. Correct form is Persian. Read this article. Regards.--ماني a.k.a. [[User:Mani1]] (talk) 20:09, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Stub philosophy[edit]

Indeed.♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:41, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Morbid jealousy thanks[edit]

Thank you for restoring Morbid jealousy back to its proper name today. This article, once called Delusional jealousy, was renamed Morbid jealousy by semi-consensus (two editors) in April 2010 for the same reason you gave in your edit summary. The article seems to attract attention in short spurts, but then lies mostly fallow for months. Let's hope this settles the matter. --Seduisant (talk) 20:35, 17 August 2011 (UTC)


I agree with you that the number can be 1200 or 1,200. The reason I reverted it to 1200 (no comma) is that 1200 (no comma) is how it appeared when that fact was first added on 23 November 2009 and it was still that way on 16 August 2011. No apologies needed, Truthanado (talk) 00:43, 24 August 2011 (UTC)


See talk:The Beatles in India#Comma. I think you were right.   Will Beback  talk  09:01, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Mont Blanc[edit]

Salut/Ciao, Ericoides. I have started a new thread on the talk page. Moonraker (talk) 22:52, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Sorry to hear you have given up on DYK. It's going through an experimental phase which bemuses me. Moonraker (talk) 09:51, 27 September 2011 (UTC)


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Use of non-free images is very tight and generally only allowed in biographies. ww2censor (talk) 14:52, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Okikoki, all sorted now. Ericoides (talk) 14:54, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
Another reply on my talk page. ww2censor (talk) 16:48, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Cima della Bondasca[edit]

Hi Ericoides. I'm glad you're ok with my changes (I think I will also have to check the coordinates now). Actually the situation is quite complicated since there are several unnamed summits on the Swiss map (can't find the Italian maps), but a Google Books search tends to confirm that Cima della Bondasca and Pizzo del Ferro centrale are the same summit and I think it makes sense to indicate the altitude of the highest point rather than a lower summit (it was Pizzo occidentale in this case). The Italian version it:Cima della Bondasca looks like a very decent article to me and I think I could be able to translate it. ZachG (Talk) 19:16, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

I will have a look at the discussion you mentioned on my talk page. ZachG (Talk) 19:23, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Marshal Tolbukhin boulevard, Sofia[edit]

Hi, I answered your question at Wikipedia:Reference desk/Miscellaneous#Marshal Tolbukhin boulevard, Sofia. Best, Toдor Boжinov 21:07, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks but...[edit]

I can't remember what that was, and have no desire to search archives to find it, so forgotten, but gesture appreciated. Kevin McE (talk) 08:57, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Poppy Factory[edit]

Please move back to upper case title - the proper name for both Factories is the Poppy Factory - look at any of the British Legion websites etc and you will see this is the case. (talk) 09:26, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

You really are missing the point about plurals and abstract nouns. Ericoides (talk) 09:30, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Bentley Beetham[edit]

I notice you’ve already had a discussion with Parsecboy about this, but as it was me that brought it up I feel somewhat responsible.
I was just working through Jonas/Spellmaster75's back catalogue, and was considering whether revert this edit, for the reasons Parsec gave, but it occurs to me that as the main contributor to this article the preference on spelling is really up to you.
On the subject of the spelling, there’s a long/interminable discussion on the matter at Talk:Spitsbergen, which led to an explanatory paragraph in the article, agreed by everyone concerned (except Jonas): In a nutshell "Spitzbergen" was the standard spelling in English throughout the 19th century, and (in Britain at least) well into the 20th, though in America it changed earlier. It still crops up, particularly in sources for naval history of the Second World War, for example (which is one of my interests) and in edits by Brits of a certain age, which is why it’s a legitimate alternative spelling. And the point of WP:ENGVAR is to stop us squabbling over different spellings, by requiring we leave things as they were written.
Jonas wasn’t banned just for this BTW (though it’s a symptom of the larger issues) and it isn’t acceptable that people thumb their nose to the community and get away with it, hence my response to him.
Anyway, I hope this helps... Xyl 54 (talk) 14:54, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Spitzbeetham: Nice one! :) Xyl 54 (talk) 16:25, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your amendments to my addition in reference to climber Richard Graham. By removing my tone of indignation you have improved it. The page reference is to the Vantage Canada 2012 edition in pp473-4. Melwalwyn (talk) 15:56, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Sorry Sir[edit]

Dear Sir , actually i was reverting the editing of that Ip but unfortunately it was clicked on your revision . iwas really sorry for that . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rahulmothiya (talkcontribs) 15:53, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Rowland Whyte[edit]

Noticing your recent edit summary I created Rowland Whyte. Any improvements welcome. Paul B (talk) 13:50, 20 January 2012 (UTC)


I see the above.

I don't supppose you have any theatrical antecedents, Ericoides? I have been writing an article on the silent film star Daisy Burrell, born in 1893. I think I may be the first to attempt it, apart from 'Who Was Who in the Theatre, which is more or less self-written, like Who's Who. Daisy seems to disappear into thin air about 1924, reappears briefly after 1945 and disappears again about 1947. I can trace no date of death for her. There were women of that name who got married in the 1920s, both at home and in the US, but none of them seems to fit. 'Burrell' sounds to me too plain to be a stage name, but 'Daisy' may be. It may be that she intentionally vanished, like one of Charlie Chaplin's mistresses, but I wonder if you have any thoughts? Moonraker (talk) 14:10, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Many thanks. Your friend may have access to sources I don't know about, or even the right centenarians. I couldn't think of anyone to ask. Greetings, Moonraker (talk) 14:20, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Do please thank you friend for his speedy reply. Of course, no reason why he should know anything. I'll try the V&A. As you say, the beginnings of a mystery. Moonraker (talk) 14:57, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

You're right[edit]

Someone else convinced me otherwise… don't know why… Maury Markowitz (talk) 20:48, 13 February 2012 (UTC)


Interesting. Photos of the hamlets in the parish, Star and Sun Inn, and modern ones of some of the houses would be good of course! Yeah it did need a considerable effort as if I was reviewing it I'd have failed it on the spot. I've already made some major improvements, I should have it whipped into shape in the next day or two.♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:18, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Seems e have images of the pubs, but we could do with images of each of the hamlets!♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:22, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Oo lovely. Did you get photos of the war memorial and Hankin tomb at the church, just been writing about them.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:48, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Great quality pics too, nice one! Amazing how quickly the quality can improve with reediting and some good photos..♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:45, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, I know what you mean. Gaston Grange, the manor and Hall Farm are the ones that particularly intrigue as does the war memorial in the graveyard! Maybe you can capture those on another day, but you've been a great help with the ones taken so far.♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:08, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Ah, I think Hall Farmhouse is the same as Bentworth Hall?♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:13, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Yeah that's right, I'll find the coordinates for clarity I think. Regards, say hello to the little fella from me too!♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:27, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

I nominated Bentworth for GA as the other editor didn't do it properly.♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:15, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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For being the first person to edit the article I created, Zennor Head, I give you this kitten to cherish and keep. I am trying to get it through WP:DYK at the moment, and have no doubt that your edits in line with WP:MOS will aid me in this. It is much appreciated.

Gilderien Talk|Contribs 20:36, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

New cfds regarding "Old Fooians"[edit]

Two new cfds propose the renaming of some twenty categories. Most of those who took part in last year's cfd "Former pupils by school in the United Kingdom" seem unaware of them, so I am notifying all those who took part in that discussion, to improve the quality of the discussion by broadening participation to more fully achieve consensus. Please consider contributing here and here. Moonraker (talk) 13:40, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Category:Coronation gowns[edit]

Category:Coronation gowns, which you created, has been nominated for discussion. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 04:37, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Bentworth Hall[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Hall Place (Bentworth)[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:04, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Church of St Lawrence, Alton[edit]

I think we can get this up to GA status with a bit of work. Off hand I'd say the lead needs expansion. Great job!♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:05, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

I've expanded West Worldham and East Worldham. Will look at William de Alton tomorrow or Thursdy.♦ Dr. Blofeld 22:47, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Its interesting though and nice to see small villages with decent articles when you visit them. Its valuable I think. Of course my goal for wikipedia is for a good article on every settlement on the planet.♦ Dr. Blofeld 22:55, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Will likely be Thursday or Friday as I have an article or two to prepare for GA tomorrow.♦ Dr. Blofeld 22:58, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I forgot about the article you wanted expanded!♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:10, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

South Col[edit]

Hi there - referring back to a 2009 edit of yours at South Col. Under "Traversed by" you put that the 1952 Swiss expedition "did not traverse the Col" - I'm a little confused by this. First, that it's a contradiction, and second...didn't they traverse it on their way up? They went to the Western Cwm, and on to the South Col, and from there up to 8595m. I can't find any information that they didn't traverse it. I didn't want to just make the edit because maybe you have more information than I do. -Etoile ✩ (talk) 02:52, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Friedrich Schiller's skull[edit]


Thanks for the changed you made to that article. I have partially reverted onof them for the following reason. I suppose you thought calling Goethe "revered" might be POV'ish. I get where you're coming from so I toned it down a bit, though seeing as he's almost a national hero in Germany as far as writers go I think the way I rephrased it shouldn't be too controversial. Also, I feel like that short explanation of who he was is in order since I don't think everyone will know.

--Carabinieri (talk) 21:52, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Sydney John Bunney[edit]

Is there a reason why you've removed categories I just added to Sydney John Bunney? If it aws an error, please restore them. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:40, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

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With a height of x[edit]

Ok, sure! I wasn't aware of that (it's not a translation from German actually, just my bad English). I generally prefer to avoid parentheses in articles hence the "with" phrase for peaks that are particularly high. Now I think I'll use something like "culminating at an altitude of" or "reaching a height of" instead (seem to be ok according to Google books). Does it sound better to you? ZachG (Talk) 11:59, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

No, I don't really speak German so I don't even know if the German construction you mentioned is correct. I think my English is probably influenced by French, although when I write something I don't usually translate anything, I just think in English and check if the expression is correct. ZachG (Talk) 12:33, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Help Survey[edit]

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DYK "nompage" parameter[edit]

Hi, just a note for future reference. The "nompage" parameter of {{DYK nompage links}} is used to specify the location of the nomination page, and it is not necessarily the same as the name of the article. When you changed this parameter, it made the nomination page unusable. Incidentally, although I personally prefer a space between a person's initials, there is no consensus that it should always be that way. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 19:12, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Armand Charlet[edit]

Well done, my friend. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 19:29, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

2m > 4m[edit]


The boundaries on Template:Wikipedias follow a 1-2-5-10-20-50 etc pattern. I think it would be silly to make the highest bracket deviate from this pattern just because the only language currently in that bracket happens to have over 4m articles. One day, other languages will have 2m+ articles and move up to this bracket. That's why I want to keep to boundaries as they are.

When English reaches 5m, a new bracket for 5m+ can be created.
Kind regards, HansM

Church articles[edit]

You seem to be on a mission to rid church article names of their full stops. Why? -- Daemonic Kangaroo (talk) 05:09, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

  • I'm British (but also rather old fashioned) but prefer to see the full stop. Deep down, however, I'm not concerned either way and don't propose to get into a dispute about this (especially as I am about to go away for an extended holiday). One thing I would ask, however, is that for the Southampton churches you alter the template ({{Buildings in Southampton}}) so it points to the new article titles. Cheers. -- Daemonic Kangaroo (talk) 05:29, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Mountaineering in Europe[edit]

The Category:Mountaineering in Europe has the advantage of grouping together articles re the Alps which overlap various countries (as national boundaries tend to run along the highest part of mountain ranges!). The Everest category covers the mountaineering articles for the mountain regardless of country too. I have been adding “by continent” categories to various types of sport to include regional events in each sport eg the various sports at the Asian Games. Hugo999 (talk) 13:28, 14 August 2012 (UTC)


Hi. This is under cluttered lead editing again. Please keep an eye on it. Already reverted twice.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 16:01, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Well I've let the GA project know, Jaguar at least knows what is happening. Hope the young un and the wife is well.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 16:40, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Indeed, spiffing old chap, looking forward to seeing Skyfall. UCI will be jam packed tonight and Saturday, I'll try to see later next week.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 16:45, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Well, 60 of those were created by me I think including the Hurley dress! Not sure why 64 is depressing, low or high?♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 17:05, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

So now you revert... Hehe.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 13:09, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Lauterbrunnen Wall[edit]

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Thanks for your message. I visited Switzerland as a tourist and took some photographs, including some around Lauterbrunnen. When I saw the picture given here (at the top), on the Lauterbrunnen page with the caption that it was part of the Lauterbrunnen Wall, I guessed that the picture I had posted (File:Lauterbrunnen Wall.JPG) was that of Lauterbrunnen Wall. Now, you say that it is not. I am sure it is picture of the same rock face. You can even see the waterfall at the extreme left end of my picture. Here is another picture of the place I had taken (bottom picture). The earlier picture was a longer view showing the entire wall and the lower picture here is a closer view showing only a part of the wall. If you still think that this is not Lauterbrunnen Wall then the one at the top is wrongly captioned and it should be corrected. Moreover, to say that it was a minor rock face is a totally incorrect assessment. It was the largest rack face in the area. Cheers - Chandan Guha (talk) 06:40, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

  • I now see why you thought it was the Wall. I've amended the wrongly captioned pic on the Lauterbrunnen page to include the phrase "the Lauterbrunnen Wall in cloud (background)". The Wall isn't the bit of rock on the right. It's a big bit of rock, but compared with the north face of the Jungfrau opposite it, for instance, it's tiny! Ericoides (talk) 07:20, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
    • It's clearer in this pic: the rock you've posted is in the foreground, right. The Wall is the massive, snowy mountain wall in the background, centre. Ericoides (talk) 07:23, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanations. Cheers. - Chandan Guha (talk) 11:30, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
You might be interested to know that the "small" wall in the foreground right is named Mürrenflue on the Swisstopo maps, which means "wall of Mürren" (it is right below the village of Mürren). ZachG (Talk) 12:30, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Why not me?[edit]

Hello there. First of all thanks for your interest. The question is I am really very clumsy about the use of a computer; this makes me believe (since I learned -not without difficulties- how to add a photo to an email a couple of years ago, from a nephew) that the younger generation always has a way to make things easier than me... All the best. --E4024 (talk) 17:58, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

words and numbers[edit]

No problem. I had an English master who used to say "in algebra Arabic figures are useful", or words to that effect. A few decades on I don't like to step out of line. Oddly enough, the man is still alive and has a user account here. Moonraker (talk) 16:04, 9 December 2012 (UTC)


I take your point, it's a question of what his profession was at the time, if, indeed, he had one, which it seems he didn't. I suspect some of the earlier alpinists would have had little time for the idea that everyone needs a profession. Indeed, one or two old men I knew used to put "gentleman" in the space in their passports for occupation, when there was one. How about this, we could say for Band "None - recent graduate in [whatever his subject was at the University]" ? Moonraker (talk) 19:07, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

It's a bit obscure whether he was a post-graduate student at Imperial College at the time. I think I'll make it just "graduate in geology". Moonraker (talk) 19:16, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Award for Tenzing Norgay[edit]

This was a minor challenge. Trying every version of his names I could think of, I didn't find anything at all in the London Gazette. Perhaps it wasn't used because he wasn't a British subject? I eventually tracked down an announcement from 10, Downing Street, which was reported in The Times on 2 July 1953, confirming that he got the George Medal for the Everest expedition. I've added a note on the Times article to Tenzing Norgay and the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition. Moonraker (talk) 06:00, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

NB, we are lacking a page on the Himalayan Club. Moonraker (talk) 06:14, 17 December 2012 (UTC)


Merry Christmas!
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DYK for 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition[edit]

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Category:Mountaineering templates[edit]

I moved Category:Mountaineering templates for you as requested, and added a template to avoid it being deleted as empty. – Fayenatic London 19:18, 9 January 2013 (UTC)


Ok, up to you - but he was the boss of that company Middle More (talk) 20:40, 10 January 2013 (UTC) :)

It's a nice idea and I thought of it before, but as I have been working on the Middlemores Saddles page I put a request in the requested articles section some days ago. Maybe one day i'll give it a go. There is one on him in French Wikipedia, I think more about his alpine achievements, not that I can read French. Middle More (talk) 22:10, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

That would be great, thanks Middle More (talk) 11:10, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

I have just been looking at your Thomas Middlemore article, very good, I appreciate this useful addition. Middle More (talk) 19:56, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

On W. H. Middlemore, I don't have a magic wand, but it would be fine to add whatever can be cited to the Middlemore baronets page and then create a redirect to that from William Hawkslow Middlemore and/or Sir William Middlemore, 2nd Baronet. Moonraker (talk) 10:41, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for review[edit]

Thank you for your review of the John Oakley Maund article, and for removing the "unreviewed new article" template. I really appreciate it. :-) Gildir (talk) 20:54, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

As I said on my talk page, I have now nominated the Middlemore, Maund and Cordier articles for DYK. Again, thank you for the review and the suggestion. I really appreciate it. :-) Gildir (talk) 21:49, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Thomas Middlemore[edit]

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Thank you......[edit]

..... for your divine forgiveness....... I wasn't aware, truly I wasn't, that you were right up there, all the time! Amandajm (talk) 11:33, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Yellow Valentino dress of Cate Blanchett[edit]

You might wish to verify my paraphrasing of Jimbo's statement.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 21:13, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Deleted comments[edit]

Hi, Ericoides. I saw in a comment on one of your edits that you restored one of your previous edits that I had deleted. I just wanted to assure you that it was not intentional and I apologize for deleting your edit. Dusty|💬|You can help! 23:30, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Stones in the Park/GA1[edit]

Has begun.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 15:30, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

...and has now ended, with a pass and promotion to good article status. Thanks for helping! Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 09:24, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

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Section Court Review of PRISM under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act[edit]

Hi Ericoides, I got logged out while adding this section and accidentally added it initially without being logged in. I then undid the edit and was adding it under my username, but it looks like you reverted my undo before I had a chance to add it. Could you please revert again, so that I can add the edit under my username? Thanks!Welyana (talk) 09:11, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, Ericoides! I really appreciate your help. Welyana (talk) 10:18, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Countermeasures to PRISM[edit]

Hi, we're currently discussing this section on PRISM's talk page, I would like to request that you not re-add the section back into the article until consensus demonstrates that adding that section into the article is warranted since the material falls outside the article's scope. Thanks, RAN1 (talk) 17:06, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

P.S. I won't revert the added section, I just wanted to let you know that the discussion on the talk page is still going. Thanks again, RAN1 (talk) 17:09, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Takka Takka (Roy Lichtenstein)[edit]

I have reverted to sourced under WP:TRUTH. YOu must provide a new source to make the change that you want to.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 20:25, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Does changing heavy artillery to artillery make it any better.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 21:31, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
I don't know if you saw Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Military_history#Artillery_in_a_current_main_page_hook.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 05:31, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Thomas Woodbine Hinchliff[edit]

Hey, there, Ericoides, good to hear from you. At first sight that looks like a discrepancy, but it isn't a cast iron one. The ODNB (which is notoriously slipshod, of course) says "He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1849 and was called to the bar in 1852, but did not practise". That may not be entirely correct, and we can rarely be certain of a negative, but the fact that Hinchliff still had chambers in 1857 doesn't mean he was getting any work as a barrister, or even looking for any. Think of Uncle Tom in Rumpole. If you ask me to guess what happened, he hadn't got stuck into the law by the time his father died in 1856, and after that he had enough of a private income to get on with doing what he felt like. In the mid 19th century very few people admired men who worked when they didn't need to. However, I don't have a source for such guesswork, and I'm comfortable with the page as it is. Moonraker (talk) 06:55, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

A cupcake for you![edit]

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg Thanks for the polish to Alexander Carse Victuallers (talk) 15:17, 21 October 2013 (UTC)


Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg

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Thank you, modest gnome with the plant-like name, for hidden treasures, images such as Anna Atkins Cystoseira ericoides, quality articles on people and mountains, mountaineering templates, copyediting of new articles with care for details, unafraid of storm, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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DYK for St Jude storm[edit]

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Jimmy Jewell[edit]

Hi, thanks for your help with this page. No, of course I don't mind your edits. I have been in touch with Jon and have his agreement to use a picture of Jim. I will be uploading it shortly. Regards. Boatgypsy (talk) 11:58, 2 January 2014 (UTC)


A belated Happy New Year. A cooincidence that you've edited this, Jaguar of course having done the review? Well in all honesty all hotel logos in articles tend to look a bit naff but the logo is needed for encyclopedia purposes I think. i've uploaded a better quality one and removed the title in the infobox, looks better now IMO.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:33, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

I offer to convert the Logo to SVG. Soham 17:44, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Ericoides, yes I too have mutual acquaintances and knew he was a retired Wing Commander! I'm interested in getting Bentworth to FA, and if need be I could go out any time and take pictures, but the problem is that I don't have a good working camera (I got a 5 megapix phone though). These past few days have been very nice, so we could make the most out of the clear skies! I left this message for you on my talk page but thought it was too cluttered there. Jaguar 22:46, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

January 2014 Cairo bombings[edit]

In regard to he ITN nomination, you should be aware I am not an admin, so it is not my opinion that will ultimately matter as to whether this is posted--I'm just a "regular contributor". My advice would be either to broaden the January 2014 Cairo bombings article to include the other anniversary goings on, or to have this article as a redirect at the head of a bombing section under such a broader article, if one exists. Then a blurb like A series of bombings take 7 lives amid widespread anniversary rioting. μηδείς (talk) 20:06, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Adam and Eve question[edit]

I may have found an answer to your reference desk question of a few days back. Go and have a look. --Xuxl (talk) 12:01, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

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Ladies' Alpine Club[edit]

Hi, Ericoides, I am wondering whether you might have time to improve on this for a DYK nomination? I have just started the page on an impulse but am busy in real life for the rest of the week. Moonraker (talk) 12:49, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Good stuff, have nominated it. Do suggest a better hook if you can see one! Moonraker (talk) 15:50, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Ladies' Alpine Club[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hi Ericoides, This is just to say thank you for improving my article 2014 Mount Everest avalanche which just made to the front page of Wikipedia. Cheers! Ashish Lohorung (talk) 09:03, 23 April 2014 (UTC)


Just in case you stopped checking the Science ref desk, here is my reply there. No need for an answer, and wishing you good luck in your search.

The most official thing I can find is [1], the British gov’s product specification for Stilton. Unfortunately, it simply refers to penicillium roqueforti without specifying how this mould is grown (as I understand it, the worries are if the mould is grown on bread, some wheat could be transferred to the cheese). However, it also contains contact info for the official makers’ organization, if you wanted to follow up.
The only promising scholarly reference I found [2] doesn’t make the crucial page available (for me, perhaps you will have better luck). (talk) 21:49, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

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A big thank you for edits to Everest (Indian TV series)! ^_^ Tamravidhir (talk!) 07:44, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi I notice you are a member of the Alps Wikiproject...[edit]

Would you be able to help me create the requested articles on the page? I am very keen to but I need a bit a guidance to do it properly as you can see from my attempt with "Ankogel". Regards, Huddsblue. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Huddsblue (talkcontribs) 21:02, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Re: Ankogel[edit]

Hello and Happy New Year, from the RLC. Yes, I know a good one: the official Austrian topo map (the website is terrible and you may need to reload the page, when it works enter "Ankogel" on the left, click the go button then double click on Ankogel in the menu below), which gives 3,252 m. 3,246 m probably comes from older books or maps, so I'd replace it, especially when both List of highest mountains of Austria and List of mountains of the Alps above 3000 m (which is mainly the work of Afasmit) use 3,252 m. ZachG (Talk) 17:46, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

My pleasure. In case you need other maps of the Alps, I just added a few links to the WP:WikiProject Mountains of the Alps page. ZachG (Talk) 19:17, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks mate I've made a few articles now. I think I'm finding my way ;-) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Huddsblue (talkcontribs) 22:06, 5 January 2015 (UTC)


Hello. Thanks for creating Hypercacher, though what prompted the creation is terrible. It would be good to find out when it was created and how many employees it has. Also possibly who owns it, although I would suggest waiting until the situation has calmed down before you add this perhaps. I'm watching your talkpage, so feel free to reply here.Zigzig20s (talk) 16:35, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Mekong Expedition[edit]

Hi Man!
Sorry - i know, this is awful and mean, having someone run (and scratch his inarticulate cacophony) over your (soon to be published) concept. Shame on me!!!
Usually NOBODY shares my articles. So maybe i have a great team-mate for the first time. Just go ahead and edit - as you like. I am not an English native speaker - naturally you have much more to contribute in the way of form, style, accuracy and so on.
I know - many users are after page creation - even if they have zero content for it. Pisses me off...sometimes. Anyhow i think i still have a few ideas for related articles. (e.g. the Pavie missions or Mc Leod's travels) Maybe i can help with your next article, though
All the best!!!
Wikirictor (talk) 11:17, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

...for your help. Let me know, whether i can support you with your next FEATURED ARTICLE.....i am good in finding suitable sources...
Wikirictor (talk) 11:34, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi Mate!
I added some of your text to the Mekong Expedition article.....I think it's stuff that fits.....hope you like it.....if not - let me know - i undo
Wikirictor (talk) 02:33, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

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