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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your work on geography pages, which have enumerated great understandings throughout Wikipedia. Kevinsydong1 (talk) 16:03, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Better source request for some of your uploads[edit]

Thanks for your uploads to Wikipedia. There is an issue with some of them, specifically:

You provided a source, but it is difficult for other users to examine the copyright status of the images because the source is incomplete. Theo's Little Bot 21:25, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Signe J. Pedersen[edit]

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The article Signe J. Pedersen has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern: Fails WP:NFOOTY, youth national teams doesn't confer notability. Mentoz86 (talk) 17:46, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Fredrik Hesselberg-Meyer[edit]

Hi there. Wanted to let you know that I've nominated an article for deletion, Fredrik Hesselberg-Meyer, that you nominated for deletion 7 years ago. You are welcome to participate in the discussion. Mentoz86 (talk) 11:53, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Ulrik Berglann[edit]

Depending on whether you consider this to be a reliable source, the BLPPROD originally on it could be replaced, as it requires at least one reference to a reliable source. I don't know Norwegian enough (at all) to determine, but to me it looks like some sort of fansite. Charmlet (talk) 13:29, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

re:Per Danielsen[edit]

Hi Geschichte. Lovely to see that important redlink being filled.

I know Per Danielsen's life story very well. I've done real life work with regards to him. He's absolutely, 100%, notable. I could list more than half a dozen reasons why he's notable. Last time I heard how he was doing was a couple of years ago. Back then he was of ill health. Not that surprising for someone in his nineties. Manxruler (talk) 15:34, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

But is the no:wp article actually of value? Geschichte (talk) 11:20, 2 July 2013 (UTC)
Ah, yes. Missed that bit, for some reason. Well, as is usual for Norwegian Wikipedia, there is an insufficient number of inline citations. However, the info in the article is mostly correct, with a few exceptions (like the claim that the entire refugee population on Sørøya was evacuated). I think you should translate it. The external links are good, although of course Ulateig has his usual not exactly neutral POV. Manxruler (talk) 21:46, 2 July 2013 (UTC)


Orlady (talk) 16:22, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

Category:People by capital[edit]

Category:People by capital, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. 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. DexDor (talk) 05:13, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Thélia Sigère[edit]

Hey Geschichte. Special:Random landed me at Thélia Sigère; it was a pleasure to read. It's relatively rare to find articles on minor sports figures as well-referenced as this one is - I appreciate you wrote it quite a while ago, but I thought I'd pop by and say I appreciated it :). Ironholds (talk) 21:14, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Why thank you! Sourcing is imperative. Geschichte (talk) 08:53, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

First Price[edit]

I disagree with your decision to remove without any discussion the "deletion" request for "First Price". Considering much of the page is not in English and indeed there is no equivalent page in Norwegian, it's hard for me to see why such content needs to be in EN Wikipedia. Griffindd (talk) 17:27, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Proper nouns need not be in English. Geschichte (talk) 08:53, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

I'm not sure what proper nouns have to do with it. "Epler" is just the Norwegian word for "apples" but appears on the page only in NO. As I mentioned, the fact that there is no equivalent page in NO wikipedia tends suggest there is no notability which would justify having a page in English. (What kind of Norwegian supermarket own-brand is not notable in Norwegian but is in English?) There is also the fact that the article cites no sources as at all. Griffindd (talk) 11:39, 17 July 2013 (UTC)


Can I ask why you stopped contributing to DYK? Because I've just done the same.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 07:41, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

I stopped immediately when the quid pro quo variant was introduced. It was already enough work writing the articles. Also lots of badmouthing that new articles shouldn't be eligible. Geschichte (talk) 08:53, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Recently created articles about Norwegian footballers[edit]

As you have noticed, there is a user who has created a whole lot of articles on Norwegian footballer, half of them are notable the other half is not. I have tried to clean up some of these articles, by removing everything that isn't sourced (I could have added the sources myself, but I don't have time during my vacation), to try to learn the user in question that he needs to source the info he adds to articles. I was going to send him a nice message where I tried to adress my concern, but the next day I realized that you added unsourced info to these articles aswell ([1] [2]) - when an admin were doing the same thing I thought it was going to be hard to learn him to do it the right way... I think it would be easy to source that Adnan Causevic has played for Djerv 1919 and joined Vard Haugesund's senior squad in 2007 or that he is "from" Haugesund, but I think it is your job to do it when you add this information to the articles, and if would improve the encyclopedia if you add sources whenever you do a "minor edit" like adding a youth-club or a "from city" category or a "of descent" category. Mentoz86 (talk) 12:32, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Better source request for some of your uploads[edit]

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DYK for Mona Røkke[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Request to take part in a survey[edit]

Hi there. I would very much appreciate it if you could spend ~2 minutes and take a short survey - a project trying to understand why the most active Wikipedia contributors (such as yourself) may reduce their activity, or retire. I sent you an email with details, if you did not get it please send me a wikiemail, so that I can send you an email with the survey questions. I would very much appreciate your cooperation, as you are among the most active Wikipedia editors who show a pattern of reduced activity, and thus your response would be extremely valuable. Thanks! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:39, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

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Norway Football Task Force[edit]

Hi! In an attempt to get better overview on what exists of Norwegian football articles I've created a task force. I'd like to invite you to join so we easier may improve the most important topics regarding Norwegian football. Feel free to invite other potential members. --Kjello (talk) 00:06, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Norwegian language question[edit]

Hi Geschichte, I came upon your page when I was perusing the history of the article you created about the "other" Ole Bull and was greatly entertained by your "other" accomplishments (AfD) listing on your user page. It appears as though you may have a good knowledge of things Norwegian: I have a request for an idiomatic translation of the Church of Norway hymn title "Høgt frå den himmelske klåra". Any help you can provide (including just pointing me at someone else) would be appreciated. Dictioneer (talk) 02:48, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

"High From the Heavenly Clearing"? "Klåre" means a clearing of the clouds in the sky. Geschichte (talk) 18:38, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the "Klåre-fication" (sorry, couldn't resist). Since I'm shooting for an idiomatic translation (the hymn was written in like, the 16th century), would "High from the Clear Heavens" be acceptable, or I could go with "High from the Clearing Heavens"? Thanks again for the help, Dictioneer (talk) 23:34, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Gossen IL[edit]

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The article Gossen IL has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern: Non-notable. Fails WP:GNG and WP:NFOOTY. JMHamo (talk) 18:20, 6 October 2013 (UTC)


I'm coming across a lot of fine articles on ministers while I'm navboxing and categorizing them, and a lot of it seems to be your work. I'm not sure what is most impressive, August Christian Manthey's ability to change government positions, or your work on reconstructing them :)

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Arsenikk (talkcontribs)

Emma Flood[edit]

Hi Geschichte! I saw you added Category:People from Bærum to Emma Flood. Do you know if she was born there? I had a look on the internet yesterday before creating the article, but couldn't find a place of birth, so was just a bit curious. Have a nice weekend! Jared Preston (talk) 22:42, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

I don't know the place of birth either, but I'm positive that she has lived her life in, and represents a club based in, a place called Stabekk. I have added this, with source. Geschichte (talk) 07:00, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
That's super, great! Thank you very much! Jared Preston (talk) 10:36, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Bruma (footballer born 1994)[edit]

Hi there GESCHICHTE, AL from Portugal here, please leave the categories exactly as they were, they were 100% correct. This person was born in Guinea-Bissau AFTER the independence, and stayed there (as a footballer mind you, not only as a human being) until his 13th birthday. Thus (amongst other stuff you removed and i reinstated), he IS a Guinea-Bissauan footballer OK?

Let's all work together as a team, shall we? Attentively --AL (talk) 02:05, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Footballers under 13 years of age fall under the WP:NOTDEFINING characteristic. In other words, such categorization is overcategorization. Also it is very rare for one person to be both an emigrant and "of descent" at the same time. Geschichte (talk) 17:01, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
Ah yes, my bad there, you are 100% correct to have removed the descent category, apologies are in order. --AL (talk) 18:30, 18 December 2013 (UTC)


Hi Geschichte. I would say he's a fugitive wanted by the United Kingdom. It seems that case, although of interest to Norway, is under British jurisdiction so far. If Norwegian police decided to become more involved in the case, then I guess he would fall under the category for Norway. Manxruler (talk) 18:49, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Jacques Freymond[edit]

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The article Jacques Freymond has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern: No indication of why he is notable. I found no coverage to pass WP:BIO, and his publications at Google Scholar are not cited enough to pass WP:SCHOLAR. MelanieN (talk) 00:00, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for fixing this article! --MelanieN (talk) 22:02, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Could you help me moving an article?[edit]

Hi Geschichte. Could you help out moving SS Fleurus to HNoMS Thorodd? The latter is presently a redirect, which prevents me from doing it myself. If you could help, that would be great. It's a DYK nominated article, so there's not really time to wait for requested moves to get to it. Manxruler (talk) 23:35, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Manxruler (talk) 14:55, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Deleting your own PROD's[edit]

Hello, because I have Civil engineer on my watchlist, I noticed that you deleted NTH Ring per the proposed deletion process. I have no objection to that in principle, except that you also added the proposed deletion template to the article. Therefore you didn't give another admin a chance to review the page, as you should have per the policy on administrators acting in cases in which they have been involved. I don't think your deletion was a major mistake, but please consider whether you have a conflict of interest before performing an administrative action like that. Graham87 14:36, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion[edit]

Why did you want the page on Nils-Paul Skara to be deleted? He plays basketball professionally in the Norweigan Premier League, in other words the BLNO, and you said he doesn't play in a professional league. Temple of the Mousy (talk) 20:04, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

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The article Atle Teigland has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern: Unreferenced, non-notable BLP. JMHamo (talk) 12:22, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

The article Hans Chr. Mamen has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern: Why use Hans Chr. Mamen as a title when Hans Christian Mamen is adequate. I see no reason for the strange name.  Jodosma  (talk) 20:19, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

I've removed the PROD and suggested that Jodosma instead propose a move on the article talk page. Yngvadottir (talk) 21:07, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Would you join a bandy project?[edit]

Hi. I thought you might be interested in this suggested project: Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Bandy. Bandy boy (talk) 23:39, 24 March 2014 (UTC)


Cas Liber 13:49, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:24, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Wenche Kjølås for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Wenche Kjølås is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted. Gdfusion (talk) 23:19, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Category:Pulheimer SC athletes, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. 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. SFB 13:54, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

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The article Yan Wei has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern: BLP with no refs. Mr. Guye (talk) 11:00, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Request for advice on possible COI and notability situation[edit]

Hi Geschichte. You're better at these policy issues than me, so I thought I'd ask before doing anything else.

Recently I've come across the articles Pingpongo and Alex Asensi. The first thing that I noticed was the apparent unreliability of the cited sources, so I tagged both articles for that. Then I was contacted by the creator of the articles who requested advice on how to get rid of the tags. I responded as best I could with regards to using reliable sources and all. Then it turned out that the creator of the articles is also mentioned in the Pingpongo article, making me think of a possible conflict of interest. The creator admitted to being the same person as in the article. Then it turned out that the editor in question has the same name as the creator of the main source for both articles (I believe they're the same person). I asked him four days ago if he was also the creator of the source, but he has not replied.

So, the situation seems to be that an editor seemingly quite involved in the sport of Pingpongo has written an article on the sport and another on a Pingpongo player, as well as written the main source for the two articles. This would be conflict of interest, wouldn't it?

And, finally, I'm doubtful with regards to the general notability of the articles. So, what do you think of the situation? Should anything be done? Manxruler (talk) 11:52, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Uhm. Poke? Manxruler (talk) 21:08, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
I think a deletion discussion would sort it out, Asensi's notability in particular looking dubious. Geschichte (talk) 12:49, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, sounds about right. I guess I should go nom the articles for deletion, and then see where it goes. Never done that before, should be interesting. Manxruler (talk) 19:00, 20 September 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for reviewing my article on Divine Naah :-) Cashewnøtt (talk) 21:45, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Georg Pettersen[edit]

Greetings from the Dutch Wikipedia. I searched for data about sanger Ingeborg Pettersen. Combining her date of birth and so on I found this Georg Pettersen as well. I found his date of birth and dying, as well as a little story of his life. All things can by found when combining his name with that of his wife Thora Resch on Google. Ceescamel 26-9-2014 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:57, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Bjarne Hanssen[edit]

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The article Bjarne Hanssen has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern: Non notable politician. Philafrenzy (talk) 18:42, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

The article Christian Bruder has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Ski jumper fails WP:ATHLETE: never placed or won, did not compete in Olympics. Vrac (talk) 22:31, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

The article Gunnar Jakobsen has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Stub article, only has one source and hasn't been updated since 2012. CyanoTex (talk) 06:02, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Phil Whelan[edit]

I think whoever created the infobox got confused by the Soccerbase stats – the 96 (4) on Soccerbase refers to 96 starts and 4 sub appearances, rather than 96 apperances and six goals. All fixed now (although bizarrely Soccerbase, Neil Brown and Pride of Anglia all have different figures for matches played for Town – 81, 82 and 80 respectively). Just out of interest, why did you start the article? Number 57 21:57, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

I don't remember, but I've traditionally been on the lookout of missing articles. Geschichte (talk) 16:32, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

New version of the Barnstar of National Merit[edit]

BoNM - Norway Hires.png The Norway Barnstar of National Merit
is awarded Geschichte for his tireless work creating articles on a wide range of Norwegian subjects, especially biographies. Manxruler (talk) 22:28, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Dogs of war[edit]

Hi, in the article Dogs_of_War_(1989_video_game) there is no source given for 'The name "Dogs of War" is probably taken from the 1981 movie The Dogs of War.', can you add reference? If somebody had asked me, I would have said its more likely based on the novel by Fredrick Forsyth, but could not prove it. So I wonder if there is some more information about it. Would be nice, thanks. -- (talk) 16:24, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

I think a computer game is many times more likely to be based on a film than a novel. Geschichte (talk) 13:50, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Congratulations on the MA[edit]

Hi. Just dropped by to congratulate you on getting your master's degree in history. Thumbs up Manxruler (talk) 22:21, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Finished in 2012, so the update was more than a little belated... Geschichte (talk) 23:23, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
I figured something like that. Belated congratulations, then. Manxruler (talk) 00:03, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Westye Egeberg[edit]

In the past you wrote an article about Westye Egeberg. I found out his day of birth and passing away. See the dutch article. Both were found in This book (if the link works:-)).And there's a picture now on commons....Ceescamel (talk) 13:16, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Helge Nordahl[edit]

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TFL notification[edit]

Hi, Geschichte. I'm just posting to let you know that List of members of the Parliament of Norway, 2005–09 – a list that you have been heavily involved with – has been chosen to appear on the Main Page as Today's featured list for November 6. The TFL blurb can be seen here. If you have any thoughts on the selection, please post them on my talk page or at TFL talk. Regards, Giants2008 (Talk) 21:27, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Wow! I wrote the lead - way back. A nice accomplishment. Geschichte (talk) 18:07, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use File:Karl Evang.jpg[edit]

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Category:Indoor athletics (track and field) venues[edit]

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