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Larry Page Good Article[edit]

I noticed that you were the admin that failed the Larry Page article the last time that it was nominated for good article status. In the three years that have passed since then that article has been greatly improved, over the last couple of weeks myself and some other editors have made major improvements on the article. So if you wouldn't mind just looking at it and maybe consider making it a "good" article if it meets the criteria, which I suspect it does at this point.

Thanks Msundqvist

re Johnny jebsen,[edit]

re Johnny Jebsen sorry, that I have to insist: there never was a shipping company jebsen & jebsen in Hamburg, only Jebsen & Jessen, founded by Jacob Jebsen and Heinrich Jessen in 1909, today "Jebsen Group", best regards Gratzky — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gratzky (talkcontribs) 18:52, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Johnny Jebsen[edit]

Sorry, but I have to insist: There never was a shipping company Jessen & Jessen in Hamburg, only Jebsen & Jessen, founded by Jacob Jebsen from Apenrade (today Abenraa in Denmark) and Heinrich Jessen in 1909. Best regards Gratzky. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gratzky (talkcontribs) 18:55, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of List of Ops (B) staff[edit]

The article List of Ops (B) staff you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:List of Ops (B) staff for things which need to be addressed. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:16, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks mate; I'll take a good look today! --Errant (chat!) 08:49, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Legacy of Operation Hardboiled[edit]

Dear User:ErrantX. Nice work shepherding today's FA. With only a moderate overall knowledge of British Second World War intelligence I defer to one better informed to ask this: Were lessons learned by LCS (or the other intelligence apparati it interacted with during Hardboiled) concerning the multiplicity of information blockages (systemic or not) and poor approach (both in selection and execution) that could be briefly summarized in the article's Legacy section? LCS was unaware of so much, and was so green at its job, that it would seem that someone or entity with broad oversight over the totality of British intelligence would have looked at how Hardboiled went down and made some changes in information pathways, operation creation, task assignment, and so on.

I realize that elements of this are touched on there, but it seems like there were still lots of loose ends in the aftermath. Did they all stay loose, or were some tightened in a way that can be accurately condensed? Yours, Wikiuser100 (talk) 17:34, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 February 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 25 February 2015[edit]

Your GA nomination of Article[edit]

The article Article you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Article for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:15, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

*Allied* military deception in WWII[edit]

Hi again, it's been a while. I was wondering about the lack of Russian articles in the template. Guess they're an ally, Yalta and all that. There were major deceptions for operations such as Uranus at Stalingrad, not to mention Kursk, and Bagration in Belarus. I'm leafing my way slowly through Glantz's book (Soviet Military Deception in the 2nd WW) - it's pretty dense, but fascinating. Do you have any plans? I've sketched an outline at Maskirovka (and met a troll, worse luck, it hadn't occurred to me it might be political). Plenty to do if anyone's interested.

By the way, what's that about Article? It's a dab page, so I guess it's another article named, er, article... Chiswick Chap (talk) 13:20, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Hah; yeh I think he got the template wrong. List of Ops (B) staff is the one. Well; the simple answer is that I don't have any sources for the Russian operations - it would definitely be great to improve that coverage :D The same applies to deception in the eastern theatres as well (e.g. mostly US operations around Japan). I have some resources here, but never got round to really reading through them. One day...! --Errant (chat!) 14:07, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. Hope you can get hold of Glantz - it's good stuff. Chiswick Chap (talk) 18:03, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Handleys of Sleaford and the Manor House[edit]

Hi ErrantX, I have just created an article for the Manor House, Sleaford. I have been able to trace the building's ownership to 1851, but I have little record of it before that. I've found a much later newspaper article stating that Benjamin Handley lived there in the early 19th century, but that is the only reliable source I can find for him even being there. I do notice that you worked on the Handley family article and it mentions that Benjamin created the house after the enclosures. Do you still have the book (it was privately printed, and I can't access a copy at the moment)? And, if so, would you be kind enough to see whether there is any more detailed mention of this house? Many thanks, —Noswall59 (talk) 00:10, 3 March 2015 (UTC).