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Mark Hovell has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Telling the bees[edit]

Of course -- thanks for making the page in the first place! It is an awfully charming custom that I didn't even know existed before this week, I hope to find more such idiosyncratic historical folklore bits to work on as they are so fun to learn about and research. Behemothing (talk) 06:19, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 09 December 2015[edit]

thanks for upgrade[edit]

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Gareth, Thanks for your edit on The Australian Jazz Quartet. I'm the one started this article, and most of my original text survived. Now, I just want to update one of the references because as it stands, it doesn't work. However, when I go into edit mode, the references disappear. The new reference should be

http://crooksandliars.com/gordonskene/newstalgia-downbeat-carmen-mcrae-austr Please enter it or clue me in about what I should do. -- Jwbeauch (jwbeauch@illinois.edu) Thanks much! Jwbeauch (talk) 22:01, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

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Annales monégasques[edit]

Hell. Perhaps you could help me expand Annales monégasques. We also have a lot of work to do with List of mayors of Monaco! Btw, is there really no article on the Council of State (Monaco)? I didn't find one, so I added a red link when I created Léon-Honoré Labande earlier today.Zigzig20s (talk) 19:56, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Excellent work. I fear that many of our most relaible sources are in the Prince's Palace library or quite unavailable to non-native French speakers...Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 23:08, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. Now working on Gustave Saige...I think we could easily have an article about the current mayor, Georges Marsan, as well...Zigzig20s (talk) 02:16, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps you'll want to look at Charles de Venasque-Ferriol. I'm still going through Fouilleron's article; it is quite dense.Zigzig20s (talk) 09:47, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
I've created Georges Marsan. In one interview, he says his grandfather was the mayor of one of the neighbourhoods, so it may have been Honoré Bellando (maternal), since the pharmacy is located in La Condamine. But I can't find a bio of Bellando so far (possibly a relative of Théophile Bellando de Castro).Zigzig20s (talk) 02:28, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Best wishes for the holidays...[edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year! Adoration of the Shepherds (Poussin) is my Wiki-Christmas card to all for this year. Johnbod (talk) 10:26, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

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Sloane House, Chelsea[edit]

Do you intend to expand Sloane House, Chelsea?Zigzig20s (talk) 23:18, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

I do, yes! I have unfairly neglected it. Perhaps we should go for a DYK. I haven't had one in ages. HAPPYNEWYEARZIGZAG. Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 23:32, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
I somehow got caught up in Texas ranching history. Happy New Year. Can you take a picture of the house?Zigzig20s (talk) 00:11, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

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"Northern aggressors"[edit]

When you create articles about "Northern aggressors" like George F. Rebmann, can you please add to the lead/first sentence that they served in the Union Army, not the Confederate States Army? I know you added it to the infobox, but I still feel like the first sentence needs to be clear, if you don't mind. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 10:02, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

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Suggested creation[edit]

Hi. I don't edit about security issues because I have no expertise in that field, but I thought you might be interested in creating an article about this professor?Zigzig20s (talk) 13:27, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

NM. Someone else created it.Zigzig20s (talk) 16:03, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

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Gerald Williams (tennis commentator) has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Henry Worsley (explorer) has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Catholic-Hierarchy.org[edit]

Hello. I noticed that you have edited a number of articles on Catholicism. A discussion is taking place as to whether the website Catholic-Hierarchy.org is a reliable source that can be utilized on Wikipedia or whether all references and information derived from it should be deleted. This topic is currently being discussed at the Reliable Sources Noticeboard [1]. As the website's removal as a reference will affect several thousand Wikipedia articles, I believe that the broadest range of opinions should be obtained before action is taken. Please contribute if interested.Patapsco913 (talk) 22:07, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Monte-Carlo Pavilions[edit]

Hello. You may be interested in Monte-Carlo Pavilions and possibly some of those red links...Zigzig20s (talk) 16:07, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

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Listed garden categories[edit]

Hi again - I think the new categories for listed gardens and parks by grade you created are a great idea, both I and @Rodw: have started adding to them, but before we go further, maybe we should have a quick discussion on whether the categories should be "parks and gardens" rather than "gardens and parks", in line with their parent Category:Listed parks and gardens in England? If so do you think we should take it to WP:CFD, or since the categories are so new, just do it? Another point, do you think maybe we should set up subcats for each grade by county, like the listed buildings categories - its more interesting to see them by county, and it would probably have to be done at some point anyway? Cheers Aegoceras (talk) 19:22, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

I have no strong feelings on the name but note the official designation is as per Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England. I've been adding Somerset entries so there are probably enough for a sub cat particularly in Grade II, but there are many more listed buildings than parks and gardens, so the sub cats would not grow as big. What I haven't done so far is add them all to List of sites on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens which is a very incomplete list.— Rod talk 20:29, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
The name should absolutely be "parks and gardens"! Change it in the most convenient way possible :) At present there are c.1400 listed parks and gardens, and I believe many will already be extant articles as part of a larger house/estate. I don't want them added to the category w/out a Historic England specific parks and gardens link. I noticed for Edwardes Square that the HE link had been read incorrectly, grading the houses II* instead of II, quite a few other gardens will have higher listings than their associated buildings. Perhaps we should start stuffing them into counties at an early stage, it will need to be done eventually. I saw to my horror that Wales and Scotland don't even have graded cats, so that's more work! Longer term...HE says that most of the listed parks and gardens will be private, so photography might be lacking. Thank you both for working on this, I'm really looking forward to researching these beautiful places. Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 09:44, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
OK, I'll give it a go at moving the cats to "parks and gardens", though I can't promise it will necessarily be "convenient"! Bear with me... -- Aegoceras (talk) 11:01, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for redoing the Somerset ones while I was at work. I've now done Bristol Grade II* & II (no GI).— Rod talk 17:34, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Glad to say that Grade I in Buckinghamshire is complete. Only 1395 to go! Daunted by the fact that a few obscure villages don't have their manor house as a separate article... Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 17:37, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Hello chaps, I'm beginning to realise that assigning parent categories is tricky to say the least, we're being a little inconsistent at the moment. I think probably "Parks and open spaces in x" is probably an appropriate parent, as this kind of cat already includes subcats for "gardens in x" and "country parks in x", so therefore does embrace both parks and gardens. Whereas "gardens in x" isn't so appropriate as a "grade I listed park and garden" could be either a park or a garden. Also, "buildings and structures in x" not appropriate, as a park or garden can contain buildings but isn't a building. Those are my thoughts anyway. Or shall I just go and lie down in a darkened room. What do you think? - Aegoceras (talk) 17:46, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Why not put a quick note on a relevant project (I'm thinking of WP:UKGEO) to get help from regional/county wikiprojects to help with some of the 1000+ still to do, now that a pattern has been set (or even to comment on the best cats etc).— Rod talk 18:00, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Good idea, but what about WP:HSITES, WP:England, or WP:CATP? I don't know my way around these projects, which is best do you think? -- Aegoceras (talk) 18:11, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
I was involved in WP:HSITES when it was set up but less active now. WP:England may be OK by UKGEO may bring in Scotland, Wales & NI. I don't know WP:CATP but they may be able to advise. If you are doing lots of category work Wikipedia:HotCat is helpful (I noticed you did the Somerset ones manually).— Rod talk 18:34, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Rod. Gareth do you want to take it to WP:UKGEO, as the originator of this? I think the darkened room is calling to me... -- Aegoceras (talk) 18:47, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
I concur with the "parks and gardens in X" argument, I'll change it later. I included them in buildings and structures because more often than not, listed gardens contain listed structures and I can't ever conceive (or perhaps I don't have enough imagination?) of a situation where we have articles for every one of those listed structures as well, so I've just blanket included them. Would UKGEO be sympathetic to these categories? I've completed Surrey as well. Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 09:52, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
Where I think a note to UKGEO might help, would be in getting those with local interest involved. They will often be the ones who have contributed to articles about local landscape (& buildings etc), which can be beneficial, particularly where wp might have an article under a different name to that used by HE in the listing.— Rod talk 16:12, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

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The New Day (newspaper) has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Lily font[edit]

As a standalone article, Lily font is very weak and gets an average of one view per day. I intend to expand the Christening fonts section at Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom using some information in the stub, just not today... Firebrace (talk) 15:54, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

It's a fine article and it only got one view a day as it was solely linked to from my user page, which you would have realised had you checked the links. I'm reverting you again, and I feel you have been extremely preemptive in these merges. Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 19:16, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
The article gets one view a day because the font is hardly WP:NOTABLE enough to have its own article and no one is looking for it. All the salient points are covered at Crown Jewels; the rest is merely padding, and one or two sentences may be incorporated there. I understand why you want to keep the article but to me that isn't a good enough reason for it to be kept. Start a DRR if it bothers you that much. Firebrace (talk) 20:09, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
Firebrace, if you think that Lily font is insufficiently notable, then please nominate it as a redirect at WP:AFD. Edwardx (talk) 20:18, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
User:Gareth E. Kegg: I think it's a fabulous article.Zigzig20s (talk) 07:12, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

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Quote in Sarah Vaughn[edit]

I find a good way to check quotes is just to search for a few sentences of it on Google, and see if any reliable sources pop up. As long as good-quality sources (that we can be reasonably sure aren't part of an echo chamber with Wikipedia) are chosen, it's not hard to verify a quote (and if it is, and it's not a translation, then...) Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:12, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Echo chamber does worry me, and the fact I couldn't see that page, and their own references...When I wrote that section on her voice (because I was angry that some reality stars had voice subsections and she didn't) I left that quote in as it was so brilliant. It seems too specific to be false. Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 23:16, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
Probably an advantage of different countries searching, then. UK Google gives different results from US. Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:25, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

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Chateau de Marchais[edit]

Found this by Léon-Honoré Labande, whose bibliography I need to update. Does this mean we'd have to sit in the British Library and read it there?Zigzig20s (talk) 06:09, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Possibly! We could transpose the text from the French Wiki as well. I'll get the almond croissants. Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 07:52, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
Could you get organic wholemeal butter-free croissants please?Zigzig20s (talk) 08:28, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
It was Achille Joseph Delamare who sold it to the Grimaldis. Perhaps they met at the Jockey-Club de Paris.Zigzig20s (talk) 13:01, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Ahsani family[edit]

Hi. I would suggest creating two articles: one about the patriarch, another one about the son. I also feel like the article sounds a bit negative and tabloidy. Could you please flesh out their philanthropic endeavours a bit more?Zigzig20s (talk) 08:27, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

At present we have little information on either the patriarch or his three sons. I might expand the charitable endeavours, but business is really the thing that matters, as with all philanthropists. Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 09:02, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
I'm just concerned about the negative tone. Not necessarily with your editing, but with the way the third-party references have characterised them.Zigzig20s (talk) 09:16, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
What is their religion btw?Zigzig20s (talk) 09:17, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
Why was this published in the Australian press btw?Zigzig20s (talk) 09:20, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
Who knows what their religion is? The story has arisen as the result of a joint investigation between Fairfax Media and The Huffington Post. The Age is a well respected broadsheet. Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 09:23, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
I think their religion matters, given the geopolitical context. Yes, I know The Age is well-respected; I just think it's strange, as they don't seem to live in Australia (although perhaps they've invested in real estate there?).Zigzig20s (talk) 09:42, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
If we don't have a citation for someone's religious belief (or lack thereof), it simply isn't relevant. The Australian angle originated with Unaoil's connections with the Australian energy company Leighton. Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 10:00, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
I guess I'm wondering why they left during the revolution. Are you able to find pre-"scandal" articles about the family please?Zigzig20s (talk) 10:17, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
Zigzig20s, no one is stopping you from searching for more content! Lots of people are chipping in on this. It is going to be a big story. Edwardx (talk) 11:59, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
User:Edwardx: Why?Zigzig20s (talk) 12:41, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
The series of stories detail alleged corruption at numerous large multinational energy companies, and has led to investigations by several national crime agencies. Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 12:48, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

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Joël Garault[edit]

Hello. Would you be interested in creating an article about Monaco-based chef Joël Garault (who is retiring) with me please?Zigzig20s (talk) 14:19, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

I've started a bit.Zigzig20s (talk) 18:31, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
Page looks brilliant so far! Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 19:37, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Feel free to expand it. I also rather like Hadelin de la Tour du Pin Chambly de la Charce's name, don't you?Zigzig20s (talk) 19:48, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
Possibly another article you'd like to help me expand? La Réserve de Beaulieu & Spa.Zigzig20s (talk) 21:25, 6 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Perhaps you'll want to help with La Résidence de la Pinède as well? I will look for more sources over the weekend.Zigzig20s (talk) 16:37, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

A year ago ...
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Fabergé eggs
... you were recipient
no. 1175 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

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Blue Villa[edit]

Hello. Do you think we should keep the French/listed name, "Villa Bleue"?Zigzig20s (talk) 14:03, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Hi, I was just wondering what the purpose of this edit was. What does adding a vertical bar and an asterisk do? Thanks - theWOLFchild 16:35, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

It separates the parent article from the articles that the category contains. It's just a stylistic thing, really! Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 16:58, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
Ah, ok. I didn't know that. Thanks! - theWOLFchild 19:58, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

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Julius Caesar Czarnikow[edit]

Hello. Do you know if there is a blue plaque on Eaton Square for Julius Caesar Czarnikow please?Zigzig20s (talk) 06:22, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

It would appear not...you should certainly propose one! [2] Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 06:32, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
I am not yet quite sure which number he lived at. Perhaps you can find out more...Zigzig20s (talk) 06:35, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
Not sure if you can find his picture in the public domain.Zigzig20s (talk) 16:35, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

you may be interested[edit]

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Bucks SSSIs FLC[edit]

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347 Series[edit]

Hi. Do you think the Art Museum of Israel is the Israel Museum?Zigzig20s (talk) 02:23, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

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Sloane Avenue Mansions[edit]

Hello. Are you able to figure who Mr Green was please?Zigzig20s (talk) 09:43, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Ed figured it out!Zigzig20s (talk) 20:34, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

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Îlot Pasteur[edit]

You MIGHT be able to find more about this and expand it.Zigzig20s (talk) 20:56, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

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Domaine du Mont d'Arbois[edit]

You may enjoy and possibly want to expand Domaine du Mont d'Arbois.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:55, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

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Philip May has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

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Christophe Steiner[edit]

Hi. Do you think "U.S.E" is the Utrecht University School of Economics? It isn't entirely clear from his webpage.Zigzig20s (talk) 22:38, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Perhaps...Just email him! His address is on his governmental profile. Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 22:44, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
Would you like to e-mail him please? I'd rather remain The Man Nobody Knew.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:19, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

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Thanks, and eggs[edit]

Hi, and thanks for the thanks. Quite the body of work on your user page, thank you for all of those very good pages, many of which I'm familiar with. Nice work. A question about the Fabergé eggs. I didn't know, or think about, that each has an individual name. I think they should all be italicized as works of art, and would boldly do so but wanted to run that past you. And now...to read the signpost (above) that I missed! Randy Kryn 23:30, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Frank Sinatra[edit]

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Welcome! Can you move the list you started into Wikipedia:WikiProject Frank Sinatra/Topics in relevant sections? Cheers.♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:44, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – An 80th Birthday Portrait[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – An 80th Birthday Portrait[edit]

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – An 80th Birthday Portrait has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell[edit]

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Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge[edit]

Hi there. I've started a new initiative, the Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. It's a long term goal to bring about 10,000 article improvements to the UK and Ireland. Through two contests involving just six or seven weeks of editing so far we've produced over 1500 improvements. Long term if we have more people chipping it and adding articles they've edited independently as well from all areas of the UK then reaching that target is all possible. I think it would be an amazing achievement to see 10,000 article improvements by editors chipping in. If you support this and think you might want to contribute towards this long term please sign up in the Contributors section. No obligations, just post work on anything you feel like whenever you want, though try to avoid basic stubs if possible as we're trying to reduce the overall stub count and improve general comprehension and quality. Thanks.♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:43, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 18[edit]

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Issue 18, June–July 2016
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  • New donations - Edinburgh University Press, American Psychological Association, Nomos (a German-language database), and more!
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The Signpost: 06 September 2016[edit]

I am alerting editors[edit]

that I think (or is it a feeling?) might be interested in the discussion going on here based on their past insolvent with this category. Category talk:Sculptures by artist. Stop by and see what you . . . . well . . .... think or feel. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 20:42, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell[edit]

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The Signpost: 29 September 2016[edit]

Pinna Nesbit[edit]

Not sure if you're able/willing to expand this stub...Zigzig20s (talk) 14:00, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Why[edit]

Île de Bendor in French, Bendor Island in English.--Banderas (talk) 10:16, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

But the title was neither of those. It was Bendor. Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 12:29, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 14 October 2016[edit]

DYK for David Carritt[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 15 October 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article David Carritt, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that David Carritt discovered a Fragonard misattributed at auction, a van der Weyden in a cottage, a Tiepolo on an Egyptian embassy ceiling, and five Guardis rolled up in a Dublin shed? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/David Carritt. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, David Carritt), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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Your GA nomination of Taylor–Burton Diamond[edit]

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Your nomination of Taylor–Burton Diamond for GA status[edit]

I've written a review on the GA status of Taylor–Burton Diamond which you can read here: Talk:Taylor–Burton Diamond/GA2. I've put it on hold for the moment but am very hopeful that the minor issues present can be resolved very quickly. I thought I would leave you this message to avoid a repeat of what happened with your last nomination of this article. --♫CheChe♫ talk 19:08, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Nevermind, apparently a bot does this for me! --♫CheChe♫ talk 19:09, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Taylor–Burton Diamond[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Taylor–Burton Diamond[edit]

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I'm not sure why this has come up as failed. The article has been passed. Maybe it's to with the previous result still being on the talk page? I'm going to ask what to do at the GA help desk. --♫CheChe♫ talk 14:42, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
No worries! Could you please put the lovely little green plus in the main body of the article? Thanks for all your great GA reviews. You're a real asset. Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 14:49, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
The plus should show up automatically. If not, I'll add it once I've finished clarifying the technical details at the help desk. --♫CheChe♫ talk 14:57, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
Things are taking longer than expected over at the help desk so I've just gone ahead and added the good article icon to the article. You earned it! Good article --♫CheChe♫ talk 00:12, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Invitation from Wikipedia Asian Month 2016[edit]

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New Page Reviewer granted[edit]

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Books and Bytes - Issue 19[edit]

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The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

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The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

New Page Review - newsletter[edit]

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Breaking the back of the backlog
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Let's get that over and done with in time to relax for the holidays.

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BBC 12-hour Editathon - large influx of new pages & drafts expected[edit]

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Aubrey House GA Review on hold[edit]

Hi No Swan So Fine. I have done a GA review of Aubrey House, and have left some comments at Talk:Aubrey House/GA1. First off I want to praise you for the fine efforts you have been making in building articles on Wikipedia. I note that you created Aubrey House in Dec 2012 and have mainly built it up yourself. I also note that you have nominated a number of other articles for GA, and again I want to support your enthusiasm and ambition. Wikipedia needs editors like yourself.

I do feel, however, that Aubrey House falls short of GA standards. I have put it on hold seven days to allow you time to work on it. SilkTork ✔Tea time 11:18, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi. I see you've logged on, but not yet responded to the GA review. If you're not interested in working on it, no worries, just let me know and I'll close it today. SilkTork ✔Tea time 14:08, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
I've very interested, sorry! I'll attend to it later today, thank you for your brilliant review though, it was so thorough. No Swan So Fine (talk) 16:57, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

I've closed the GA review as not listed because the article doesn't meet GA criteria. Reviewers are individual in their approach to reviewing - I abide by the criteria, and will fail if the article doesn't meet the criteria as I feel the process is devalued otherwise. SilkTork ✔Tea time 10:27, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Beechwood House, Highgate[edit]

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GA On Hold[edit]

Hello there. I have just placed your GA nomination of BeechWood House on hold. There is lots of great content there, but it just falls a bit short of the GA criteria. My comments are on the GA review page. Despite those minor issues, I would like to thank you for all of your contributions to the Architecture section in particular in Wikipedia - we always need more willing, helpful editors like you. Thank you! TheMagikCow (talk) 11:54, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Beechwood House, Highgate[edit]

The article Beechwood House, Highgate 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:Beechwood House, Highgate for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of TheMagikCow -- TheMagikCow (talk) 12:01, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Martin Gilliat[edit]

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The Signpost: 22 December 2016[edit]

Jim Delligatti has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg Hello, No Swan So Fine. Jim Delligatti, an article you either created or to which you significantly contributed,has been nominated to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page as part of WikiProject Did you knowDYK comment symbol. You can see the hook and the discussion here. You are welcome to participate! Thank you. APersonBot (talk!) 12:04, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Martin Gilliat[edit]

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Happy New Year![edit]

Happy New Year! Please don't believe some of my outrageous utterances--they are not meant performatively, but purely in jest! Will I see you at the Monte-Carlo Sporting in 2017?Zigzig20s (talk) 00:32, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Only if the Krankies are playing the Sporting again this year! No Swan So Fine (talk) 11:06, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
Want to explain over coffee?Zigzig20s (talk) 10:12, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Beechwood House, Highgate[edit]

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Category:Nancy King live albums has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Nancy King live albums, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. 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.

Your GA nomination of Gordon House, Chelsea[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Gordon House, Chelsea you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Wilhelmina Will -- Wilhelmina Will (talk) 07:21, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Dear NSSF - Firstly, apologies for the delay in getting this Review going - it appears the original reviewer was unable to complete it. So, I've picked it up. Secondly, I've put it On Hold and, assuming I've handled it correctly, you should get an official notification soon. You can see the Review on the Review Page, and I've tried to set out the issues I've got. Look forward to working on it with you. All the best. KJP1 (talk) 10:20, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

Romney's House article[edit]

Hi, I noticed a dated GA nomination for the aforementioned article was made by yourself some months back. I went to it with the intention of doing the review, but have in fact undertaken some improvements and additions myself so doing a review would now be impractical. Some of the things though I picked up on was the very short lead section (I have expanded a little but this really could do with expanding further), the lack of infobox (which I have created, but you may wish to expand upon) and the excessive use of direct quotations when alot of these could be substituted for standard text (direct quotations should really only be used for something said by someone in a sense were it needs to be clear it was spoken and would not be appropriate to substitude for normal text).

The article hadn't seen any changes since October but I would not personally have passed it in the state it was when I came to it not long ago. I still believe some improvements are necessary, such as the aforementioned suggestions I have made, that you may wish to consider undertaking. I didn't look at all of it, so it could also have other flaws but I have at least brought it a bit closer to GA than it perhaps otherwise would have been. Bungle (talkcontribs) 21:10, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Woodland House[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Woodland House[edit]

The article Woodland House 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:Woodland House for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Rodw -- Rodw (talk) 18:41, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Hello, NSSF - you've changed your name since we last interacted. Very fine it is to. Just wanted to let you know that, having seen you weren't able to respond to the review for your last GA nomination, and noticing the clock was ticking for responses on this one, I've tried to respond myself. Rodw has kindly tolerated my technical inadequacies, and we may be able to get it over the line. Hope this is all ok with you. KJP1 (talk) 21:56, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
Can't thank you enough, truly. I have been starved of time but not admiration. I'm very grateful. No Swan So Fine (talk) 22:37, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Romney's House[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Fort Belvedere, Surrey[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Romney's House[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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I've started a GA Review of this article and there are a few issues that need to be addressed before I can release its "on hold" status. Shearonink (talk) 03:27, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Woodland House[edit]

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Fort Belvedere, Surrey[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Fort Belvedere, Surrey[edit]

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The Signpost: 17 January 2017[edit]

Books and Bytes - Issue 20[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 20, November-December 2016
by Nikkimaria (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), UY Scuti (talk · contribs), Samwalton9 (talk · contribs)

  • Partner resource expansions
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New Page Review - newsletter No.2[edit]

Hello No Swan So Fine,
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A HUGE backlog

We now have 391 New Page Reviewers!
Most of us requested the user right at PERM, expressing a wish to be able to do something about the huge backlog, but the chart on the right does not demonstrate any changes to the pre-user-right levels of October.

Hitting 17,000 soon

The backlog is still steadily growing at a rate of 150 a day or 4,650 a month. Only 20 reviews a day by each reviewer over the next few days would bring the backlog down to a managable level and the daily input can then be processed by each reviewer doing only 2 or 3 reviews a day - that's about 5 minutes work!
It didn't work in time to relax for the Xmas/New Year holidays. Let's see if we can achieve our goal before Easter, otherwise by Thanksgiving it will be closer to 70,000.

Second set of eyes

Remember that we are the only guardians of quality of new articles, we alone have to ensure that pages are being correctly tagged by non-Reviewer patrollers and that new authors are not being bitten.

Abuse

This is even more important and extra vigilance is required considering Orangemoody, and

  1. this very recent case of paid advertising by a Reviewer resulting in a community ban.
  2. this case in January of paid advertising by a Reviewer, also resulting in a community ban.
  3. This Reviewer is indefinitely blocked for sockpuppetry.

Coordinator election[edit]

Kudpung is stepping down after 6 years as unofficial coordinator of New Page Patrolling/Reviewing. There is enough work for two people and two coords are now required. Details are at NPR Coordinators; nominate someone or nominate yourself. Date for the actual suffrage will be published later.


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The Signpost: 6 February 2017[edit]

Discussion regarding the titles of the Faberge egg articles[edit]

There is a discussion taking place on the talk page of the article Red Cross with Triptych egg (discussion located here) regarding how we should title that article and the other articles on the various Faberge eggs. Since you appear to have been involved in the creation and/or significant writing of at least one of these articles, you may have some thoughts to share on the topic. Please consider reviewing and commenting on the discussion. Thank you! KDS4444 (talk) 20:51, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review-Patrolling: Coordinator elections[edit]

Your last chance to nominate yourself or any New Page Reviewer, See Wikipedia talk:New pages patrol/Coordination. Elections begin Monday 20 February 23:59 UTC. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:17, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - newsletter No.3[edit]

Hello No Swan So Fine,
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Voting for coordinators has now begun HERE and will continue through/to 23:59 UTC Monday 06 March. Please be sure to vote. Any registered, confirmed editor can vote. Nominations are now closed.

Still a MASSIVE backlog

We now have 391 New Page Reviewers but despite numerous appeals for help, the backlog has NOT been significantly reduced.
If you asked for the New Page Reviewer right, please consider investing a bit of time - every little helps preventing spam and trash entering the mainspace and Google when the 'NO_INDEX' tags expire.


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The Signpost: 27 February 2017[edit]

Your GA nomination of Gordon House, Chelsea[edit]

The article Gordon House, Chelsea 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:Gordon House, Chelsea for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of KJP1 -- KJP1 (talk) 10:21, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

[Copied from the original Notification above] - :Dear NSSF - Firstly, apologies for the delay in getting this Review going - it appears the original reviewer was unable to complete it. So, I've picked it up. Secondly, I've put it On Hold and, assuming I've handled it correctly, you should get an official notification soon. You can see the Review on the Review Page, and I've tried to set out the issues I've got. Look forward to working on it with you. All the best. KJP1 (talk) 10:20, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
Dear NSSF - sorry it looks like you're not able to respond to the review at present. If you need more time, let me know. Otherwise, I'll close it in 24 hours. Hopefully the review will help in the future when you're able to pick up the article again. All the best. KJP1 (talk) 14:52, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
Evening NSSF, very sorry you weren't able to pick up the review issues at this time. I've had to fail it for now, but I hope you're able to pick it up again at some future juncture. Take care. KJP1 (talk) 21:32, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Great Bookcase[edit]

Have you seen the photos here? Just wonderful! KJP1 (talk) 17:27, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of George Paul Kornegay[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of George Paul Kornegay 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! - Vivvt (Talk) 18:48, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

It has been over two weeks, and no response has been made to the issues raised in the review. Please do so as soon as possible if you wish to continue pursuing this nomination. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:48, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Gordon House, Chelsea[edit]

The article Gordon House, Chelsea you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol oppose vote.svg; see Talk:Gordon House, Chelsea for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Wilhelmina Will -- Wilhelmina Will (talk) 21:41, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Napoleon Hill RfC[edit]

Care to expand upon your comments about the RfC [3]? I think that minimally a new RSN discussion needs to be started to get consensus between the RfC and all other past discussions on the topic, which the RfC ignored.

From my perspective, it's a matter of clearly identifying how WP:UGC applies, especially what Wikipedia considers a "blog" and a "professional journalist". --Ronz (talk) 16:22, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

I'd appreciate your time on this if you could. The statement you made is very strong, and I'd like to incorporate your perspective in any new consensus-making efforts. --Ronz (talk) 15:23, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, I shall. No Swan So Fine (talk) 06:37, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 21[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 21, January-March 2017
by Nikkimaria (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), UY Scuti (talk · contribs), Samwalton9 (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs)

  • #1lib1ref 2017
  • Wikipedia Library User Group
  • Wikipedia + Libraries at Wikimedia Conference 2017
  • Spotlight: Library Card Platform

Read the full newsletter

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Parnham House has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg Hello, No Swan So Fine. Parnham House, an article you either created or to which you significantly contributed,has been nominated to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page as part of WikiProject Did you knowDYK comment symbol. You can see the hook and the discussion here. You are welcome to participate! Thank you. APersonBot (talk!) 12:00, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of 2017 shooting of Paris police officers for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article 2017 shooting of Paris police officers is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2017 shooting of Paris police officers until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Geo talk 20:01, 20 April 2017 (UTC)