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Hi! I saw:

I restored the section and added the Daily Mail, which is HQed in Kensington.

You said: "Removed Economy section as it seems to exist only to show an Angolan oil company"

It exists to show whoever is there.

And "there's plenty of examples of companies based here and that's not necessarily typical" - What sources say that there are plenty of such companies here? Are there sources saying that these companies exist there? WhisperToMe (talk) 16:18, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

I agree that putting as much information into Wikipedia as possible is generally good but there are numerous companies headquartered in Kensington and Chelsea - it's the richest borough in the UK - with South Kensington, Knightsbridge, Notting Hill and Kensington High Street in it. If you're an international company and have a registered office Europe, chances are it will be in Westminster, K&C or out at Canary Wharf. In the Daily Mail building alone there are 40 companies listed (visible inside the door), across the road is Sony Music, around the corner is EMI Records (and subsidiaries), and up the road is Warners. A Google search of (suburb) and headquarters will reveal a lot more and I'd guess you'd find thousands if not tens of thousands if you did a search in Companies House. While the Daily Mail, any of the media groups, and Harrods are well known in the UK and around the world, have distinctive street frontages, and have hundreds if not thousands of employees contributing to the area, I'm not sure a representative office of an Angolan is necessarily representative of the area.Escottf (talk) 09:42, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your Poland-related contributions[edit]

Herb Polski.svg Hello and welcome Escottf! Thank you for your contributions related to Poland. You may be interested in visiting Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland, joining the project, joining our discussions and sharing your creations with our community.

--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 10:44, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you - I'll check it out! Escottf (talk) 13:25, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Did you have time to check it out? We would love to have you onboard. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 19:03, 10 February 2014 (UTC)


Hello, thanks for all the Warsaw-related contributions. Terrific job! No worries about the inscription on the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes monument - it is English translation, we have it in Polish, Hebrew and Yiddish only. Thanks, again. Boston9 (talk) 22:26, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

No worries, I have a bit of time on my hands (as I'm still looking for work in Warsaw) so decided to click on lots of things about Warsaw to learn more about the place (as a mental collector of trivia). I've burrowed down from district level and clicked on anything I didn't think I'd read yet. As I'm correcting, I'm learning a lot. As I've mentioned before, I'd rather have information to correct or improve on than no information at all - that's why Wikipedia is great. Warsaw's got so much history too. Your thanks are appreciated!!! Escottf (talk) 12:35, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks on behalf of the Wikipedia-Warsaw Branch:) If you would like to see some of the places you have edited, the ones which migh be challenging to discover on your own, like former Warsaw Ghetto area (almost everything had changed here, and some buildings/places are well hidden), let me know. Will be very happy to show you Muranów. I have translated one of my articles into English -> Warsaw Ghetto boundary markers. On Sunday 19th we have our monthly meeting of Warsaw wikipedians [1]. Feel invited (13th anniversary of Polish Wikipedia i.e. a cake will be served:)). Can be combined with some Warsaw sightseeing before the event if you want. Boston9 (talk) 15:23, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much! I've explored a bit but still have a lot to go so I may take you up one day on the offer of a tour. Sadly I'm going to miss the Wikipedia meet as I have a family engagement to go to :( Thanks again! Escottf (talk) 22:10, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Lubomirski Palace, Warsaw[edit]

Thank you for this nice article. In the future, please consider adding inline citations. If you do that, your articles could be eligible for Wikipedia:Did you know front page feature. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 16:23, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Shelly Park Primary School[edit]

Hello, Escottf. I wanted to let you know that I’m proposing an article that you started, Shelly Park Primary School, for deletion because I don't think it meets our criteria for inclusion. If you don't want the article deleted:

  1. edit the page
  2. remove the text that looks like this: {{proposed deletion/dated...}}
  3. save the page

Also, be sure to explain why you think the article should be kept in your edit summary or on the article's talk page. If you don't do so, it may be deleted later anyway.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Barney the barney barney (talk) 13:59, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Grzybowski Square[edit]

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---Looks like the photographer did what I did - made an English version of the pre-existing Polish Wiki page. I've added this deduction to the page's talk page Escottf (talk) 14:44, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject assessment tags for talk pages[edit]

Replacement filing cabinet.svg Thank you for your recent articles, including Monument to the Heroes of Warsaw, which I read with interest. When you create a new article, can you add the WikiProject assessment templates to the talk of that article? See the talk page of the article I mentioned for an example of what I mean. Usually it is very simple, you just add something like {{WikiProject Keyword}} to the article's talk, with keyword replaced by the associated WikiProject (ex. if it's a biography article, you would use WikiProject Biography; if it's a United States article, you would use WikiProject United States, and so on). You do not have to rate the article if you do not want to, others will do it eventually. Those templates are very useful, as they bring the articles to a WikiProject attention, and allow them to start tracking the articles through Wikipedia:Article alerts and other tools. This can help you too, as the WikiProject members will often defend your work from deletion and try to improve it further. Feel free to ask me any questions if you'd like more information. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 15:06, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

If you are in Warsaw[edit]

Check this out. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:59, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

BoNM-Poland.png The Polish Barnstar of National Merit, 2nd Class
Over the past few months you have become one of the most active creators of new Poland-related article. In recognition for this, on behalf of WikiProject Poland, I present you with The Polish Barnstar of National Merit, 2nd Class. I hope you'll consider joining our discussions at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Poland, and nominating your new articles for T:TDYK so that your work can be appreciated by more people.
this WikiAward was given to Escottf by Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here on 05:07, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Church of the Archangel Michael in Warsaw[edit]

I want to thank you for translating this article. It was a topic of some interest to a missing Wikipedian of old, User:Irpen, a colleague of mine from some time ago. Since he is no longer here, I want to thank you in his stead; I know he would appreciate seeing this entry. Cheers, --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 09:57, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Inline citations and did you know[edit]

I'd like to encourage you to add inline citations to your articles; it would make the eligible for Did You Know. While I know you are primarily translating content from pl wiki, doing so makes it less likely that content will be featured (since your articles are often large, a 5x expansion required for DYKs is quite difficult). I don't want to discourage you from editing - you are doing wonderful job - I just want to see if you can look for more inline cites. I and other members of WP:POLAND can help, of course. How about you ask us for help in DYKing some articles you start, let's say once or twice a week for the most interesting entries you've written in the past few days? PS. Some of your articles are stubs, not start class. A rule of thumb is <250 words. I use User:Dr pda/prosesize.js for a nice and easy counter. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 09:22, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Monument to the Fallen and Murdered in the East[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Monument to the Fallen and Murdered in the East at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 21:13, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Monument to the Fallen and Murdered in the East[edit]

Victuallers (talk) 20:37, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

thx 4 thx - I just moved the DYK to the main page. Others did the DYK nomination. Well done Victuallers (talk) 21:05, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Ways to improve Tchorka plaques[edit]

Hi, I'm Matty.007. Escottf, thanks for creating Tchorka plaques!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. I actually think the translation on this is pretty good, hence no tag. However, categories and refs are fairly vital.

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. Matty.007 16:55, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Tchorka plaques[edit]

Hi Escottf! By accident I find this page and I was very suprised and touched (in the positive sense of course). It took me and my collegaues from a lot of work to photograph and describe all this plaques. However I didn't expect that some native English speaker will ever translate this article and put on Thanks a lot!Dreamcatcher25 (talk) 12:46, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

My congratulation too. It's very important and huge job. Thanks. --Pablo000 (talk) 13:32, 5 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks folks! These guys did absolutely amazing work creating the Polish page I converted to English. An unusual case of not just researching and creating pages but going out to all corners of Warsaw to take photographs of the locations (of which there were a LOT). I just had to sit at my computer and guess how Google Translate had brutalised Polish ;) It's really nice knowing that as I walk down the streets of Warsaw and see these plaques, I not only know what they are, I can look up what happened easily now (and for many years, I've often wondered as there are rarely English language information at these sites). Brilliant! Escottf (talk) 14:14, 5 May 2014 (UTC)
Hi Escottf, it has been a long time somebody impressed me so much as you did. Hats off! Terrific job, congratulations and my sincere gratitute. Thanks to you English-speaking world now knows much more about these, so often overlooked, elements of Warsaw's landcsape. PS. Still hope we will meet in person one day in Warsaw. Boston9 (talk) 07:58, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
I'll make it to one of those Wikipedia meets one of these days ;) Like I said, someone did the original - I only copied it. It took time but it was still just a copy of some amazing work. I am glad that someone in English will be able to see it though. If nothing else, *I* can use it ;) Also, looking at the contribution history of many on Wikipedia - stunning amounts of work. Mine before the translations tended to be minor edits. The creators are the kings (or queens). Escottf (talk) 12:19, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
Hi Escottf, I am still speechless when I realize how much effort you put into this, but I have a question regarding the title: the name of the guy was Karol Tchorek, should not be "Tchorek plaques"? "Tchorka" in our Polish article title comes from our crazy grammar of ours which typically requires "a" or "i" when the the noun answers the question "whose", "made by whom" etc. So we have "Kopiec Kościuszki" or "Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina" in Polish, but "Kościuszko Mound" and "Fryderyk Chopin Museum" in English. But you are a native speaker, so you feel this beetter. Boston9 (talk) 17:09, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
Hello again Boston9! That's my ignorance of Polish (still - I need to try harder). If you think Tchorek plaques is more appropriate go right ahead. I bumped into even more of the same problem with Pomnik Kościuszkowców - which in English seems to be something vaguely impossible like Kościuszko's's monument ;) When I rely on Google Translate, and my barely existent knowledge of Polish, I'm the least likely authority on anything! As for the work done - I'm still amazed at the original Polish article...and still wondering how or if it'll stay up-to-date. Just seeing how seemingly old plaques are still getting changed - with new placements on buildings, the City adding some English translations (which may help the poorly translated ones here) and completely upgraded surroundings (in the case of Gorchewska Street's) it is a little daunting! PS: I did make it to a Wikipedia meetup - once - but it was in summer so everyone was too busy enjoying the sun ;) Escottf (talk) 17:49, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
Hey, and why didn't you tell me? My invitation to beer is still (plus some sightseeing?) is still open. Please carry on with your great job. PS. I will move this to "Tchorek plaques". Boston9 (talk) 19:03, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Cleanup for you[edit]

Hey. I just spend my weekly four hours reviewing User:AlexNewArtBot/PolandSearchResult and this time I have something for you to help out, if you wouldn't mind :) Draft:Korczak's Last Walk: A Sculpture by Nathan Rapoport: can you review and copyedit anon's Draft:The memorial in memory of the Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust and Draft:Korczak's Last Walk: A Sculpture by Nathan Rapoport, which seem related to pl:Pomniki Janusza Korczaka w Warszawie? (If you reply here, please echo me - thanks!). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 10:31, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for looking into that. You may want to leave a brief review on the draft's talk page for the author (anonymous, so it's not like we can contact them in any other way...). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:44, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

St Catherine's Church, Warsaw[edit]

Hi, we need the Permanent link for the version of this article that you copied from the Polish Wikipedia to satisfy the copyright and licensing requirements for Creative Commons and GFDL. It should be located on the left navigation area in the equivalent Tools area. You can post it as an edit summary or to the article's Talk page. Thanks. --dsprc [talk] 01:23, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

I've put a link to the specific version I ran through Google Translate in the talk page - which is barely different from the current version. Escottf (talk) 11:54, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Please read about how {{ill}} functions. It is the better way to link to foreign wikipedias. Using the {{ill}} which is a red link and has another interlanguage link in parenthesis. When a page is created in the English language Wikipedia, the foreign interlanguage link will not be shown. It makes clear what is in English and what is not. —BoBoMisiu (talk) 15:19, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks DPL bot ;) I've left the Herding cats one in because the disambiguation page shows the meaning of herding cats. If someone takes issue with that, it's probably best to de-link it entirely. The Medicare one I fixed thanks to the bot's highlighting of it. Escottf (talk) 13:06, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Tchorek plaques for Good Article[edit]

If you could finish inline referencing this article, I'd be happy to review it for (or help with co-nomination) for WP:GA. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:58, 19 May 2015 (UTC)