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Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland[edit]

I'm just dropping you a quick note about a new Wikipedian in Residence job that's opened up at the National Library of Scotland. There're more details at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Scotland#Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland. Richard Symonds (WMUK) (talk) 15:35, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

August 2013[edit]

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  • replacement ferry for the Stornoway to Ullapool crossing, ordered in June 2012, had been named [[MV Loch Seaforth (2013)|''Loch Seaforth''}}, the name of which won a competition run by CMAL, and thus reviving the name of the MacBrayne's

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Already fixed! Finavon (talk) 13:40, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

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  • | Ship original cost = £17,500, (plus an allowance of £5,000 from Napier's for ''King Orry'' (I)

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RV Falkor[edit]

Thank you! `a5b (talk) 17:57, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Moving pictures to Commons[edit]

Greetings. I know virtually nothing about the mechanism for moving images from English Wikipedia to Commons. Two pictures I uploaded to WP some time ago, File:Mccormick_Hall_MIT.jpg and File:Burton House MIT.jpg, received notices they they were candidates to be moved to commons, and would I please verify that they are unencumbered and may be so moved. I followed the directions and gave my permission as best I knew how, but did nothing else. It now appears that one of them, Burton house, has been moved to Commons, apparently by you, but McCormick has not. If you are indeed the person who moved Burton, I wonder if you could do the same for McCormick. They are both fully released by me. Thank you. William Ackerman (talk) 23:05, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

 Done Finavon (talk) 08:13, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Loch Line[edit]

Well spotted, sir! I looked back and forth for various strings, including "the Glasgow Shipping Company" (which I still can't find). I'm becoming very fond of this type of source because it's reader-friendly as well as free--but the search facility can be inexplicably unhelpful, though it sometimes works. Maybe I just haven't got the trick of how it works! Cheers, Bjenks (talk) 08:53, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

September 2013[edit]

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  • with Bishop Thomas Wilson's establishment of the Douglas Grammar School. Alderman William Dixon (a native of Douglas, but resident in Dublin since at least the 1680s<ref>{{cite book| author=N.G.

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Jameson Cell[edit]

The Jameson Cell is related to flotation, but not smelting. Thus, the smelting category is incorrect. Sorry I didn't notice that before. ChrisFountain (talk) 13:04, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Island fever[edit]

I fear I am boring you but I have finished the analysis of RL's tables and the main issues are all in the last headings on the talk page, especially 'Unresolved issues' and 'Comments...'. Ben MacDui 08:27, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Not at all. I am away for the week-end and will have a proper look next week. In response to the suggestion to use RL as the definitive list, I suppose it has benefits over H-S. The latter is more widely known and I have a certain affection for his work. Both have limitations and errors, which we should find a way round. I feel I have not contributed much recently, especially in the discussion over the infobox. Your work is very much appreciated. Finavon (talk) 15:44, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
Cheers! The beauty of using RL as a basis is - that it changes nothing at all. All we really need do is change the description at the top of the project page and maybe a short note at the foot (plus may be an explicit 'ref name=H-Smith' where that applies. As RL lists every island bar about three there is no need for any kind of 'modified for bridged and tidal islands' malarky, which is easy to say but potentially quite hard to explain in practice as you need a s/sheet to keep track of the differences. Its simply 'modified for more reliable island area estimates' or similar, which I think is pretty straightforward. I'll have a go at the table again over the next day or three with any luck and hope to catch up with you next week. Enjoy the weekend. Ben MacDui 18:05, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Ship registry flags[edit]

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June 2014[edit]

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August 2014[edit]

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  • decay in [[Tampa Bay]], [[Florida]], moored alongside the idled Chandris liner RHMS ''Britanis'' (ex-{{SS|Monterey}}. ''Marine Bluenose'' was towed from Tampa Bay to [[Tuxpan, Veracruz|Tuxpan]], [[

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infobox ship image size[edit]

At Template:Infobox ship begin/Usage guide#Infobox ship image the preferred image size for {{Infobox ship image}} parameter |Ship image size= or |image size= is 300px. Because it seems silly to me to make editors set that size in every single ship infobox, I have changed the template to specify 300px as the default value. Editors are of course, free to override that setting it they decide to do so. For you, this means that you no longer need to add |Ship image size=300px to the vast majority of {{Infobox ship image}} templates.

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