User talk:Gerda Arendt

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I voted for arbcom

Unser lieben Frauen Traum
Karlheinz Oswald Hildegard von Bingen, Eibingen.JPG
DYK ...
... that Max Reger composed
"in new simplicity"
Unser lieben Frauen Traum,
a motet suitable for Advent,
about a dream of Mary
of a tree growing in her?

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Hello Gerda![edit]

Merry Christmas and a happy new year! I have checked 365 of the articles created by you for typos, please check if my edits are correct. I noticed two more problems, but I am not sure how to fix 'em, would you be so kind to take a look?

Ciao ciao, The Quixotic Potato (talk) 06:06, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

That is amazing, the checking I mean! Thank you so much! I fixed the first. The second: someone added the sound file of the basis by Lassus, I removed it as misleading,but if wanted it should be clarified that the sound is not what the article is about, just the inspiration. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:05, 30 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, here is a list of the edits I made on articles created by you. Feel free to undo/improve my edits. Have a nice day, The Quixotic Potato (talk) 07:26, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Islossningen i Uleå älv[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Frank Stähle[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Quotes[edit]

While searching for quotes I found this gem:

The Quixotic Potato (talk) 17:29, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:32, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
No, thank you, for being 100% human in this computerized world. The Quixotic Potato (talk) 17:57, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
blushing --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:07, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
I found this gem: "death, sleep, a journey of departure, peace and consolation are some of the intertwined themes and images" of Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 125, for 2 February. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:13, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
I remember back when I was so young I wasn't allowed to use the recordplayer and I had to beg my sister (3,5yrs older) or parents to do it for me. I must've heard the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Peter and the Wolf and Peer Gynt at least a million times, and I still listen to them regularly. Peer Gynt. Suite No. 1, Op. 46 is probably the saddest music ever, but hauntingly beautiful. My userboxes aren't very informative (although it is true that the Brotherhood of Nod is the only army I support, mainly because it is fictional and because it has an awesome backstory) so I figured I should give some insight into who I am by my choice of quotes. I don't think you'll like all of them, but maybe you'll like some of them. The Quixotic Potato (talk) 08:16, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
Was Trout Quintet and excerpts from La traviata for me. - I saw Götterdämmerung, conducted by Boulez (see below), - a friend had the ticket which you get only after years of waiting, but didn't care for Chéreau's ideas. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:26, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
I was working on an addendum for my previous comment, but you have already replied! I have updated my previous comment, see above.
That is an awesome friend. Ah, Der Ring! Wagner wasn't a fan of Euripides. I love the idea that they actually created an instrument for Der Ring. Of course my musical taste has expanded, but it hasn´t really changed. I still listen to In the Hall of the Mountain King and Rondo alla Turca but these modern versions are very very different! The Quixotic Potato (talk) 09:18, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
Der Ring: Boulez made rather modern music of it, that was fascinating, different! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:59, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Ainsi parla Zarathoustra (Boulez)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Quite a contrast to much of your surroundings[edit]

Nymphaea colorata 1.jpg 'A gem, you are|- Thank you for being here, Gerda. You persist and make your presence felt, like a lovely waterlily that blooms in a swamp. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 15:57, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, - did you know that swamp is close to my thoughts, and WP:Great Dismal Swamp? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:09, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
I had seen some of your swamp work, not all. Highly commendable and valued, but it must be hard (not "draining", clearly). One learns to understand some of the special lingo here mostly by stumbling across it. Very best wishes to you Gerda. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 16:26, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
I helped PumpkinSky writing Great Dismal Swamp maroons while he was blocked. Four years since the original meditation on what the blocking of content editors means. The article became a GA (my first) before he was unblocked two months later ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:34, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
I hadn't seen all that sad story. Have seen some of how contentions FA and DYK and Wikicup and RFA still are. I mostly stay away from those and just slog away at adding citations and trying to move pages away from the view that science depends on authority rather than evidence or citations. Great Dismal Swamp maroons is one of the great ideas for an article; a different sort of encyclopedia could be built from such inspiration. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 16:56, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Befreit[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 14:37, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Brainguard[edit]

Thank you. I wish I could hire you as a "brainguard" (a bodyguard for the brain) to protect me against stupidity and evil (simply by reminding me every once in a while that my time is too limited to deal with that stuff). Sometimes I feel like I am living in a different universe than certain other people, I see things they cannot see, and they see things that do not exist (or are clearly different) in my universe. The Quixotic Potato (talk) 00:44, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

I could perhaps be your heartguard? - Life on Wikipedia is much better if you observe what wise people intended to give me for a restriction: 2 comments max in per discussion. It's actually giving you more freedom, better for your heart. (If only it was observed by more users ... - In the discussion that was mentioned on AE because I made a third comment, just for fun count the contributions of the others. Then same in the discussion mentioned further up,) I can't protect you against stupidity but I can recommend that you don't try to fight it because the fight can't be won ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:02, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
Everyone on this planet needs and deserves a heartguard. I love constrained writing; one of my favorite books is Exercises in Style by Raymond Queneau! The Quixotic Potato (talk) 18:13, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
looks interesting, thank you --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:24, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2016-06-15/Blog[edit]

"...no good, once given, can be lost". (((The Quixotic Potato))) (talk) 01:20, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for this meaningful message, and the background! Especially meaningful when you lost an article with good content and name. - go outside --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:11, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Petite messe solennelle[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 27 June 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Petite messe solennelle, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Rossini (pictured) scored the last of his "sins of old age", the Petite messe solennelle, for twelve singers, two pianos, and harmonium? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Petite messe solennelle. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Petite messe solennelle), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 16:35, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Time and time and time again, I see you doing your best to comfort editors who are in distress, to acknowledge their valuable contributions, and to try to make peace. I thank you for all of that, even though you cannot possibly be successful all the time. But you keep trying and often you succeed. I thank you for it. You are a good person, and we are lucky to have you here on this project. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 06:20, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Thank you! You are right, lack of success will not stop me ;) - (For watchers who don't follow my contributions: this was probably prompted by a reminder to us all of The Reader and Good Faith.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:33, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

kismet?[edit]

...LessHeard vanU (talk) 14:43, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

always ready to moar fromU! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:04, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Max Reger[edit]

I found a lot of books about him at the Internet Archive. All are from before 1923, so they're considered to be public domain in the US. Some of the books are set in script type. I've skimmed them and they look like they would be good material. There are a lot of photos in them-his parents and childhood home, his wife and children and even a death photo of him. Using photos from them, I'd suggest they be uploaded here at WP with a Pre-1923-abroad license, since they may not be in the public domain elsewhere. The books can be downloaded from the Internet Archive in PDF format. We hope (talk) 15:11, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Great, thank you! - Help appreciated, I have a few other topics first (even if it doesn't look like it), but it would be good to improve his biography this year! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:31, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Fauré Requiem[edit]

Morning, Gerda. To my mind the anonymous editor's recent change was an improvement, and I think we should keep it. In the rest of the article we use "sopranos" plural when talking of the choir, and "soprano" singular for the treble/soprano soloist, and as the In Paradisum is entirely choral throughout, "sopranos" would be consistent with our practice in the earlier paras on the Introit, Sanctus and Agnus Dei. Now I look at the matter, I think we have not made it clear that the work was originally for all-male voices, and we might add a sentence to that effect, perhaps at the end of the third para of the History section. Somewhere I have a quote, I think, that shows that Fauré tended to prefer a female soloist, given the option, because of lung capacity and reliability of breath control. I'll add that too, if I can find it. Is all this OK with you? Tim riley talk 07:48, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Go ahead, fine. We just talked about Rossini wanting to get a dispense for female voices in a church performance of his Petite messe solennelle, and when not getting it, prohibiting performance during his lifetime. - Every time I hear Pie Jesu I imagine how you sounded ;) - Regarding the Wireless Orchestra, I think we need to decide to have a separate article, or a substantial section within the BBC orchestra, with a bold link in the lead, not somewhere down. I tend towards separate, because it was really a different kind of orchestra, not just a name change. It's mentioned many times already, and more possibilities. - Did you see that the Persian is on the (DYK) market today, pictured? (To come, next set.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:02, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, Gerda. I think you'd struggle to find enough material for an article or even a substantial sub-section about the Wireless Orchestra, which was more a title than an actuality, like later ad hoc ensembles such as "The New Symphony Orchestra of London" and "The National Symphony Orchestra" both much recorded by Decca, but not permanent ensembles. But by all means have a go, and I'll do any digging I can for you at the BL. Meanwhile I'll go and hunt for that Fauré quotation. Tim riley talk 10:13, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
Now done. It wasn't quite as unambiguous as I remembered but still worth adding, I think. Please have a look when you have a moment, and see if you agree. Tim riley talk 11:06, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Trans. issues[edit]

„Ich habe aus mir herausgeholt, was zu holen war; ich habe mich nicht geschont. Mir genügen einige Arbeiten, von denen ich sagen kann «Sie stehen». Es kommt eine Grenze, wo man die Kraft haben müßte, nein zu sagen und aufzuhören, wenn man es sich leisten kann, zu schweigen und zu gehen.“

Hi Gerda, me ol' lonesome pine. Could you help me with a quick translation, please? I've got the gist of it, but need to nail down the exact meaning. --Hillbillyholiday talk 13:55, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

Sounds like an artist speaking about her or his limits? Trying, staying rather literal: "I drew out of myself what could be fetched (gotten); I have not spared myself. I am content with a few works of which I can say "They (will) stay". There comes a limit where one should have the strength to say no and to stop, when one can afford to be silent and go away." Amen. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:16, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
Yes, it is a quote from "degenerate" sculptor Otto Baum. Thank you so much for your help. (Your czech is in the post.) --Hillbillyholiday talk 14:22, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
Lovely! DYK that Dvorak 8 had a special meaning for me? (If not, it's on my user page.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:42, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
Well, these highfalutin optimistic simfronies are all well and good, but us hillbillies prefer something a little more homespun.. --Hillbillyholiday talk 15:27, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
That serves me beautifully now! - Back then - as you may remember because you knew I needed at least a tree - I listened to the optimism in horrified opposition (concert on 28 August 2013) because I thought a friend would be banned because he uncollapsed an infobox for me, - that's how I understood arbcom. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:33, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

DYK for OREYA[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 1 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article OREYA, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Ukrainian mixed chamber choir OREYA (pictured) won a special prize for the best interpretation of a religious choral work at the 14th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/OREYA. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, OREYA), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Not only do you have an impressive number of DYKs, now you can add "featured image" to your credits! Best, Yoninah (talk) 16:38, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
Well, it was featured ;) - not enough resolution to qualify for a featured image (I lost the original, unfortunately). Other images by me were shown before, I remember Gabriela Eibenová, Bernhard Hämmerli and Schloss Weimar (this one matched the hook), --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:50, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
Nice! Yoninah (talk) 23:15, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom election question[edit]

Hi, and I hope this finds you well. However, I hope you aren't going to ask an infobox-related question of every candidate in the ArbCom election. Somehow I don't think that would be helpful. Regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 22:17, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

I am not well, or I would not ask that question. It's not infobox-related, but very general: "What do you think about the suggestion to not use group names?" It could be without a link to an arbitration archive, but then the candidates would probably not understand what it has to do with arbcom at all. - I asked an infobox-related question in 2013, - it was the question what the candidates thought about the edit that an arb cited to vote to ban a user, with the vote that made the majority. I still remember how sick that made me. - The year 2016 began with TFA Falstaff, which told me that infoboxes were no longer a problem. - I was wrong, but still hope the day will come. Constructive suggestions welcome. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:44, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
I am sorry to hear that you are not well. Taking care of one's health of course supersedes anything on Wikipedia.
That being said, I'm not sure I see how your unwellness forces you to ask a particular candidate question. I do have a constructive suggestion, at least I hope it is one. My suggestion is that I think it would be better if you asked a question completely unrelated to infoboxes, to avoid feeding the perception that you focus too narrowly on that topic. And even though you describe the question you already asked as nothing to do with infoboxes, I am not sure some other people will agree with you. Best regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 22:53, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
I am sorry that I misunderstood you. Be "well" I meant a broader sense than physical health, but I confess that when I felt that a user was going to be banned because he uncollapsed an infobox I had added to an article I had created (something I was permitted to do even in times of restriction) I was physically unwell (and was told by one of the arbs to take a break). - I can of course just ask no question. Life is too short. My focus is on music, three TFAs and uncounted GAs in 2016. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:08, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
Music is a glorious way to focus one's life and one's editing. Many successes for you in those efforts. Newyorkbrad (talk) 23:10, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
Some successes pictured above, see top. Another one was sung, in the memorial concert for Frank Stähle (my programmatic article for 1 January, DYK on Wikipedia's 15th birthday). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:25, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Maybe I should ask an infobox-related question, Brad. Perhaps one that goes to why people who hate infoboxes (as opposed to those who merely dislike them) have to be so damn mean-spirited that their toxicity makes other people sick at heart. /sarcasm. Montanabw(talk) 00:56, 8 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, but I tried (hard) to find something that doesn't get personal. When 2016 came, with a TFA by Tim riley keeping an infobox by Viva-Verdi, I archived the load of infobox-related sorrows, hoping that a time of compromise had begun. As I said in the 2013 case: We can start today. - Try this, for better spirits. Magnificat! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:31, 8 November 2016 (UTC)
Better link for the better spirits: Diocese of Limburg, images at the bottom, top: Peter Reulein (left) and Helmut Schlegel. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:01, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Newyorkbrad, returning from vacation, I noticed your candidacy with pleasure. No questions to ask. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:03, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

I wanted to thank you for the award and your kind words. I haven't had much time for Wikipedia lately, but please don't think it went unnoticed. Sadly, my wife (also my best friend and the most wonderful person I've had the privilege of knowing) has died; after a long illness, but nonetheless quite suddenly and unexpectedly. It has devastated me beyond description, and working alongside my fellow volunteers to improve our encyclopedia doesn't seem as fulfilling as it once did. Still, being greeted with your kind message upon logging in for the first time since this tragedy was a pleasant surprise. Thank you so much for all of your help and support over the years. Joefromrandb (talk) 18:26, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

I am so sorry for what you have to endure. On 2 November (All souls' day), I recalled some of the dead of this year, - too many, some very close (not as close as your wife, though). I wrote articles in memory. Perhaps, after a while, to provide content that would have been important for her might be a good way to remember her. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:33, 10 November 2016 (UTC)
Many Colors Of A Rose (194905300).jpg
life is too short
ps: Joe, the little flower from the top (as of 9 November) seems to be especially for you, - I saw that only now. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:38, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

For Cohen[edit]

Thank you, matching the image above --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:08, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

Please state Your opinion[edit]

In deWP I presented my German version of Malvina Garrigues in the Schon gewusst? section. Would be grateful if you could have a look at the article and state an opinion. Thanks and Greetings from Vienna--Meister und Margarita (talk) 23:11, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Will do after vacation, needs more reading than I can do now, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:02, 15 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks and have a great vacation.--Meister und Margarita (talk) 18:27, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Magna gratia[edit]

Liebe Gerda, danke für diese Übertragung - freut mich!LG--Ἀστερίσκος (talk) 18:45, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

Cum gaude! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:17, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
Bild eingefügt, wie gewünscht. LG--Ἀστερίσκος (talk) 20:12, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
Danke! Der Artikel wäre wohl ohne das gestrige Bild des Tages nicht entstanden, - jedenfalls nicht gestern ;) - Ich hab das oben gemacht. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:14, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
Sehr schönes Bild, ja ich liebe diese Figur vor der Abteikirche, seit sie dort aufgestellt wurde. So stelle ich mir Hildegard vor, keine altehrwürdige Nonne sondern als lebendige innwendige Seherin mit viriditas!--Ἀστερίσκος (talk) 20:42, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
Ich auch! Der Künstler sagte, dass das Modell eine Berliner Tänzerin ist, - ich denke, diese könnte es sein [1]. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:47, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Cimabue[edit]

Is now FA! Thanks for the review, and no hard feelings from my side, I do respect your work here. Onwards! Ceoil (talk) 13:20, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

I love what you (both) do about art and this one especially, because I saw and loved it before I read your article. Congrats to the promotion! Should it appear on Good Friday? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:04, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
Hmm. Yes, good idea. Anyway, I'm glad we are on good terms again. Ceoil (talk) 07:10, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
So am I. I archived a lot, in hope --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:11, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
I'm sad because I've lost a lot of friends here in the past month, for various reasons. Anyway, we go on, hopefully with more understanding for each other. Ceoil (talk) 09:07, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
I was sad all year for various reasons, mostly deaths, beginning with an article written in memory on January 1, and possibly not over with the recent death of a friend for whom I wrote In the midst of life. I met Pierre Boulez. Two users told me here that they lost their wife. One of those is still on this page, but I try to get over the rest. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:25, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
2016 has been a terribly sad and worrying year all around. Ceoil (talk) 09:28, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
Agree. The more reason to dream of something better. Going to sing Reger's great and concise dream piece (among much other great music) 9 December. I wrote the article last year, in anticipation of the Reger year. Reger on the main page again today. Outlook for 2017: another concert of his gigantic Psalm 100, in Ghent in November (Reulein in January, Rossini in March, Bruckner in October, Bach in December). Music-wise, 2016 was also great, and some of the greatest music is about mourning, and mourning becomes ... (now that is more than 4 years old). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:52, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you Gerda. Out of curiosity, have you ever thought of expanding out to do a passion; I know we have a shared love of the St Matthew[2]. Ceoil (talk) 14:29, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
I did, St Matthew Passion structure, St John Passion structure, Mass in B minor structure, all to be expanded, the latter best developed. I started (to go for FA) with the early works, such as Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4. Plan for 2017: Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56, because of this memory. I also thought of expanding the parts of the Christmas Oratorio in 2017 because we'll sing it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:33, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
Made up my mind to expand for FA Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 125, funeral today of the friend mentioned above, and I couldn't be there. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:18, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Streitraum[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 21 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Streitraum, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Streitraum, a regular series of panel discussions with Carolin Emcke, has been called "an intelligent and aggressive public lecture series"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Streitraum. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Streitraum), 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

For all your work[edit]

Music barnstar.png The Music Barnstar
I present this to you for all that you do to improve WikiP's music articles. On this Saint Cecilia's day I want you to know that your efforts are much appreciated. MarnetteD|Talk 23:02, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:04, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
You are most welcome. MarnetteD|Talk 23:07, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Danke (song)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 23 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Danke (song), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that "Danke", one of Germany's best-known sacred songs, was considered a sin against music and religion when first released? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Danke (song). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Danke (song)), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Hyo-Won Woo[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 25 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hyo-Won Woo, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in her Gloria, Hyo-Won Woo combines elements from Korean music and Western contemporary composition techniques? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Hyo-Won Woo. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Hyo-Won Woo), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

Re: Precious[edit]

Thank you, you are too kind. :)—indopug (talk) 15:57, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

No, just kind, at least I hope ;) - Any special day when your FA should appear? Is it in good enough condition to be nominated? - It's something I do, as a member of the cabal of the outcasts, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:14, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
It's in the same condition it was when it passed FAC, so it should be ok. But I'm not really particular about it appearing on the front page; I always figured it would automatically get its turn in due course.—indopug (talk) 05:48, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
I suggested an article that "old", and it was found dated. Yours could come in 2018, for an anniversary, but you might also say, any time, then I could take care of it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:24, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Cybele Records[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 27 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Cybele Records, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Cybele Records has published award-winning audiobooks, "portraits" of living composers, and in 2016 the complete organ works of Max Reger? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Cybele Records. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Cybele Records), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Evangelische Akademie Tutzing[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 28 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a speech by Egon Bahr at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing (main building pictured) influenced the Ostpolitik of chancellor Willy Brandt toward the German Democratic Republic? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Evangelische Akademie Tutzing. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Evangelische Akademie Tutzing), 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 29 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the chamber orchestra Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen, founded in 1958, is the only orchestra to regularly perform at the historic Villa Hügel? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen), 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.

Vanamonde (talk) 00:02, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

interlanguage link[edit]

I am losing my mind. I go on vacation and come back and they have apparently reformatted the interlanguage link? I cannot use "ill" anymore and apparently the BOT that changed all my entries on other articles to "Interlanguage link multi", (why oh why?) doesn't work either for my article Women in aviation. Can you tell me how to fix the link for Lidia Zvereva? On another note, we had a lovely Thanksgiving and I really appreciated your well wishes for my favorite holiday.

By the way...I was working on redlinks for the Caribbean and ran across a Curaçaoan opera singer, if you are interested. Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Caribbean SusunW (talk) 00:37, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Someone fixed my issue with that article. Still can't understand why they complicated linking between wikis. *sigh* SusunW (talk) 03:13, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
I use ill, simple. The idea was to merge too templates, - generally I think that's a good idea but not in this case. All old ersions of articles are wrong now. In articles I care about, I replace the impossible string of a template name by "ill". It works. What changed is the order: first the name of the article in English, then the language, then the name in the other language. If the article should not show the name in English, an extra parameter is needed |lt=, short for link text. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:02, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
ps: I decided on another FAC, BWV 125, decided a funeral day, - I will have little time until that is done, but will keep the singers in mind. - Tell project opera! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:06, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for your help. I will now just have to remember to put the language ahead of the name. I also saw you can use "illm" which is much simpler. I usually only give one article, but in this case, I figured there is a higher likelihood that someone speaks French than can read Cyrillic. SusunW (talk) 14:46, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
Right, but the Russian article will have the French in "Languages", - I see no need to clutter the English article with more than one language. For a Russian subject, I might choose French, because readers can guess that there'd be Russian, but French is extra information ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:25, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Taschenphilharmonie[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Taschenphilharmonie 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! Soman (talk) 16:35, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Alice Bota for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Alice Bota 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/Alice Bota 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. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:21, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Did You Know?[edit]

In honour of your endless contributions to DYK. LouisAlain 10:10, 2 December 2006 (UTC) I found this but you know how clumsy I am as pertains all the HTLM intricacies of Wiki. I'll take care of Pseudo-Jacquemart today to help with your Petites Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry. LouisAlain (talk) 09:24, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Thank you! I know you as helpful, not clumsy ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:27, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Te lucis ante terminum (Gardiner)[edit]

Doing some excellent work of late! Lede says 1886, infobox 1908, when was it published?♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:48, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Nobody's perfect, that's what I get from copying and replacing only two occurrences, not three. Writing a FAC-to-be, everything else with less attention, production of new articles may also stop until nominated. Best day for TFA is 2 February, which doesn't leave much time. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:37, 2 December 2016 (UTC)