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Eastern_Front_1942-05_to_1942-11.png[edit]

One mistake: in 1942 Eastern Galicia was part of General Gouvernment, so your border of Greater Germany is placed in the wrong place. The same applies to Bialystok area. 62.152.143.144 (talk) 17:19, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

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Front-page photo[edit]

You may be interested to know that a copy of your photo of Snowdon is currently on the front page of Welsh wicipedia. – Tivedshambo (talk) 14:55, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

PS I do like your perfect article - definitely a candidate for WP:FA ;-)  – Tivedshambo (talk) 15:01, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

Year page formatting of multiple events[edit]

Hello, I'm sending you this message since you were involved in the August 2005 survey on year pages. As I don't know if you've gathered, somebody has been fighting for a change to the house style on how to notate multiple events on the same date. A discussion is currently in progress - your contribution would be appreciated! -- Smjg (talk) 15:36, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Scharnhorst & Gneisenau[edit]

I have opened an RfC on whether to refer to these ships as battleships or battlecruisers. Since you have participated in this debate previously, please have a look, read the debate, and make your views known: Talk:Scharnhorst_class_battlecruiser#Request_for_Comment:_Battleships_or_Battlecruisers.3F The Land (talk) 18:48, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Turing, Wolfram, Smith[edit]

Thanks for your note at the Wolfram (2,3) talk page; I replied there. We had had quite a knock-down, drag-out debate at the time of the press-release (and Slashdotting), which has simmered down to a level more appropriate for mathematicians :-) So thanks for discussing stuff before making sweeping changes. I'm sure we have room for improvement and I agree that the presentation of Pratt's objections is too low-key. Pete St.John (talk) 16:58, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Battle of Jutland FAR[edit]

As you were the original nominator: Battle of Jutland has been nominated for a featured article review. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to featured quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, articles are moved onto the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article from featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Reviewers' concerns are here. Woody (talk) 15:01, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:List of dreadnought battleships of the Royal Navy[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:List of dreadnought battleships of the Royal Navy requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

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Bot activity[edit]

I was going over the list of bots and noticed that Gdrbot (talk · contribs) has not edited in a very long time. Is this bot still active and if not, would you object to it being de-flagged? Please post your comments to Wikipedia_talk:Bots/Requests_for_approval#Dead_bots since this is a rather widely-posted message. MBisanz talk 06:33, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Image:HMS Courageous (50).jpg[edit]

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CfD nomination of Category:Royal New Zealand Navy ships[edit]

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CfD nomination of Category:Royal Thai Navy ships[edit]

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CfD nomination of Category:Royal Danish Navy ships[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Image:Eastern Front 1941-06 to 1941-12.png[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Image:Eastern Front 1942-11 to 1943-03.png[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Image:Eastern Front 1943-02 to 1943-08.png[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Image:Royal Navy silhouettes 2004.jpg[edit]

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Grdbot disambiguation of botanists[edit]

Hi there! I was wondering if this was at all necessary. I seem to remember there being some guideline or suggestion on redirects that aren't double redirs, broken links, or result from dab pages to the effect of "If it isn't broken, don't fix it." Specifically, in the case of the botanist author abbreviations, there are tons of redirects of this kind. I'm happy that they direct to the article, but it seems like wasted effort when the redirect is valid anyway. If we're just going to have a bot come along and fix valid redirects in articles, what's the point of having them? I suppose my main complaint is that it's making a mess of my watchlist ;-) Something with which I can cope. Cheers, Rkitko (talk) 01:43, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

User:Cottonapple4[edit]

I am amazed at your patience in cleaning up after this user! If it had been me I fear I would have long since had harsh words with him. Gdr 23:26, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

P.S. My apologies for spamming your watchlist. You're right that it's not necessary to avoid these redirects. Gdr 23:54, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I had some time and, as odd as it sounds, enjoy the tedious edits required to fix those pages. I must also thank you for checking all of those names and adding the authorities. I should have not assumed all were correct. It seems as if Cottonapple4 has taken a hiatus. If the user returns, I'll be interested to learn where he/she was getting his/her information from. I do wish there was a little more substance to the articles, but they'll be expanded in time. Cheers, Rkitko (talk) 21:51, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
Hmmm, I think our editor reappeared as another user name, Pomeapplepome (talk · contribs), which appeared one day after Cottonapple4 stopped editing. If you've got the time, I'd appreciate some help cleaning up the contributions =) --Rkitko (talk) 13:54, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Robot assisted relinking[edit]

Hi! I noticed the good work you did on relinking Augustine > Augustine of Hippo. Could you do the same job for the links that point to Origen and should instead link to Origen of Alexandria?

Thanks. Keep up the good work. --Dampinograaf (talk) 00:25, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

No, Origen is clearly a case for Wikipedia:Primary topic disambiguation, i.e. Origen points to Origen of Alexandria, with any disambiguation (if necessary) at Origen (disambiguation). This is because there's only one Origen of any note. In the case of Augustine there are two notable men with that name: Augustine of Hippo and Augustine of Canterbury, although the former is sufficiently more notable that there is an arguable case for primary topic disambiguation there too. Gdr 19:28, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Maps[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if you were interested in re-drawing a map for the Battle of Aachen? Basically, I have a few maps from a number of sources I'm using. I wanted to ask if you were interested in using them to draw a map that I could use in the article. Thanks for your time, regardless. JonCatalán(Talk) 01:48, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Category:23 BC births[edit]

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Same thing with Category:774 BC. Though I guess that was actually created by your bot. --Stepheng3 (talk) 22:02, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

question...[edit]

Do you think as I suggested here some of the images you have uploaded qualify for crown copyright, and are thus now in the public domain?

Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 23:12, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

David Page, the guy who runs navyphotos.co.uk wrote this explanation for how the photos were acquired. In most cases, he does not know who took the photo or who owns the copyright. So some of them may be Crown copyright, but no-one knows for sure. David Page gave permission in e-mail for Wikipedia to use the photos (this only has relevance should any copyright subsist in him, which it probably doesn't). There used to be a template on all images from navyphotos.co.uk that explained some of this, I think, but it was deleted. Gdr 23:48, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Templates for deletion nomination of Template:List of destroyer classes of the United States Navy[edit]

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NowCommons: File:Orne, Surrender of the San Josef.jpg[edit]

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Iceland[edit]

I think that your map File:European Union map.png needs to be updated to reflect the candidacy of Iceland? --Red King (talk) 17:47, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Well, and the admission of Romania and Bulgaria. These days we should be using SVG anyway for maps like this. I suggest replacing all uses of File:European Union map.png with File:Member States of the European Union (polar stereographic projection) EN.svg even though the latter lacks any indication of the candidate states. Gdr 19:11, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
Now replaced (there was only one, anyway). Gdr 19:14, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Taxobox authority parens[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:HMS Amazon (F169).jpg[edit]

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Dirichlet[edit]

I noticed your interest in Dirichlet's contribution to the problem of uniform convergence. Do you have any information about what Dirichlet did exactly here? Tkuvho (talk) 09:45, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Everything I know on the subject comes from Lakatos, Proofs and Refutations, so I suggest you start there. Gdr 12:35, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
I see that Lakatos mentions on page 131 that Dirichlet "did not mention the obvious contradiction at all".  ? Tkuvho (talk) 12:59, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

File:Eastern Front 1945-01 to 1945-05.png and the Vistula River[edit]

File:Eastern Front 1945-01 to 1945-05.png is a very nice map... but my question is on the vistula river.

Does the Vistula not go through Krakow? On your map, it is shown as being rather shorter than in other maps...

Thanks Decora (talk) 22:37, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Doctor of law[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Artabanus V of Parthia[edit]

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alliance[edit]

Hello,
I saw that you added "alliance=" to {{taxobox}} (here).
What is it ? A taxon rank ? I could not find any info in en.wikipedia.
Best regards User:Liné1 (talk) 20:05, 12 June 2010 (UTC) (Would you mind answering on my french page?)

Sides of leather[edit]

Thanks for the help on the sides of leather question. I'm interested in citing the dictionary in the article as a reference for the meaning of "sides", but I'd like to have a little more data first — what year's edition of the OED did you cite? Nyttend (talk) 19:20, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

It's the online OED, which currently says "Latest additions: June 2010". Gdr 19:39, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for File:Coin of Arsaces II of Parthia.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for File:Coin of Arsaces I of Parthia.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for File:Coin of Pacorus I of Parthia.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for File:Coin of Phraates V of Parthia.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for File:Coin of Sanatruces of Parthia.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for File:Coin of Vologases III of Parthia.jpg[edit]

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Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Compositions by Pyotr Tchaikovsky[edit]

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CS contributions[edit]

Hi, just to let you know I fixed your contributions to Folk theorem (game theory) and Linear speedup theorem. --Shenanenigans (talk) 17:02, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

You've made the former incomprehensible and the latter incorrect. Otherwise, good nitpicking! Gdr 17:06, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Gdr,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 23:32, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Category:Nautical terms[edit]

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Johann Heinrich Linck[edit]

Hello Gdr,

I am working on the Linck family on fr:wikipedia, fr:Heinrich Linck and fr:Johann Heinrich Linck. The French page of the second seems to be a translation of the page you created in English. You mention five years ago that Johann Heinrich Linck] made contributions to the natural history of fishes. I don't find any information about that activity in his biography [1] and I cannot acceed the references you cite. Could you provide me a reference ?

Thanks, Cymbella (talk) 22:33, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

I think I must have got confused between J. H. Linck and H. F. Linck. Many apologies. I'll remove the claim. Gdr 14:18, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much. I have now a second question : are Heinr. Fr. Linck (the author of "Versuch einer Eintheilung der Fische nach den Zähnen", Magazin für das Neueste aus der Physik und Naturgeschichte, 6.Bd.,3.St., 1790, p. 28-38 [2]) and Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link the same person ? Did the botanist Link also studied fishes ? I could not find any mention of that, but I notice that Mag. Neueste Phys. Naturgesch. is published in Göttingen, where Link was student in 1789 [3]. - Regards, Cymbella (talk) 19:58, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:Robert Kane (chemist).jpg[edit]

A tag has been placed on File:Robert Kane (chemist).jpg requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F2 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is an image page for a missing or corrupt image or an empty image description page for a Commons-hosted image.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 22:57, 23 April 2014 (UTC)