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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]

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. Please consider clarifying the exact source so that the copyright status may be checked more easily. It is best to specify the exact Web page where you found the images, rather than only giving the source domain or the URL of the image files themselves. Please update the image descriptions with URLs that will be more helpful to other users in determining the copyright status.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have specified their source in a complete manner. You can find a list of files you have uploaded by following this link. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page or me at my talk page. Thank you. Message delivered by Theo's Little Bot (opt-out) 21:06, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

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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The article Helge Nordahl has been proposed for deletion because it appears to have no references. Under Wikipedia policy, this biography of a living person will be deleted unless it has at least one reference to a reliable source that directly supports material in the article. Comatmebro User talk:Comatmebro 23:10, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

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)


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Thanks for uploading File:Karl Evang.jpg. I noticed that this file is being used under a claim of fair use. However, I think that the way it is being used fails the first non-free content criterion. Stefan2 (talk) 22:58, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

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The article Abdou Alassane Dji Bo has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern: Old bio with no sources, and I can't find any outside obvious Wiki mirrors. Target of a bunch of useless Neelix redirects too. Legacypac (talk) 06:27, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

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The article Yven has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern: Unable to find sources establishing notability for this place. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 02:03, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Sverre Halvorsen[edit]

Why did you move Sverre Halvorsen to Sverre Halvorsen (professor) when disambiguation is in fact unnecessary (see the prefix index)? I have now reverted the move. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 01:39, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

Next time please ask first. Geschichte (talk) 05:50, 11 May 2016 (UTC)


Hi Geschichte. Just so I may understand this categorization issue, why should an expatriate footballer from Denmark be listed both at Category:Danish footballers and Category:Danish expatriate footballers? It seems to me self-evident that a Danish expatriate footballer is a Danish footballer, why do we need the double layer of categories? Manxruler (talk) 21:34, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

While double categorization into cat/subcat is generally frowned upon, it seems to be the precedent that ALL Danish footballers go into Category:Danish footballers (and the same for other nations). It's the same with Category:Denmark international footballers‎, they aren't removed from the "parent category" either. This is mostly my impression, I haven't read the guidelines. Geschichte (talk) 21:38, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
When I look at the situation, this does appear to be the case. I can't really see a reason why it should be like this, though. Further, if the Danish (or other nationality) footballer in question is female, then the footballer goes into the subcat Category:Danish women's footballers and other relevant subcats and are not listed in Category:Danish footballers. Very odd. I think I shall look into the relevant guidelines, maybe ask around at whatever project deals with football. Manxruler (talk) 22:26, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
Found something called the Wikipedia:Categorization#Non-diffusing_subcategories. Geschichte (talk) 20:47, 24 July 2016 (UTC)


Nope, feel free to improve away! GiantSnowman 07:04, 13 July 2016 (UTC)


Most of Transfermarkt's content is user-generated, meaning it is a self-published source and therefore not reliable. (See this RSN discussion for details. It should not be cited in articles. Sir Sputnik (talk) 03:37, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

What to do about stuff like this?[edit]

Hi. What is the procedure when getting messages like this at my talk? Deletion? Never had one of those before. Manxruler (talk) 06:39, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

It's not allowed in any circumstance. Not outright deletion though - {{RPA}}. Geschichte (talk) 21:45, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
I see. After looking around a bit on my own first, I was somewhat unsure of what was the correct way of handling it. Good to know. Thanks. Manxruler (talk) 22:31, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic)[edit]

Hi, can I interest you in contributing to this as you've long worked on Norwegian articles anyway? The idea is to motivate more editors to contribute to articles on the countries involved and bring about more quality improvements than if the target wasn't there. At some stage it would be good to have some national contests, one for Norway would be good based on WP:Awaken the Dragon or something, but we need some inaugural support on this first!.♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:00, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Category:SK Djerv 1919 players[edit]

Hello. Noticed you remove this category from Dale Rudge, with rationale "tiny, defunct team", and then delete the category as empty. Daresay that wouldn't have happened if I'd properly populated it... It may be a tiny, defunct team now, but it's one that once played in the Norwegian top flight, and articles exist on here for at least eleven of its former players. So I'm going to re-create the category, and populate it straightaway this time :) cheers, Struway2 (talk) 10:32, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of List of eponyms of stadiums for deletion[edit]

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Nils H. Henningsmoen[edit]

There is a problem with the orders. Would you please check?Xx236 (talk) 14:02, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

  • I don't see a problem. Geschichte (talk) 19:20, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

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Hi there Geschichte. Everything OK? I saw you created the Hamad Mubarak Al-Dosari article but marked your own statements as needing citations and dubious – it gave me a real good laugh! Thanks for the comedy Face-smile.svg SFB 20:06, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

My pleasure! Sometimes I add medal info based on internal incoming links, leaving external references to be desired. GBR Athletics, for instance, only provides citations for winners of Arab Championships. The fourth place at the Asians, on the other hand, was guesswork: given his finish time, and that the bronze medal winner only barely edged out Al-Dosari. Thank you for citing the information! Geschichte (talk) 20:45, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Admiral Bruun[edit]

Hi Geschichte. Do you think the article would pass a GA review? Cheers. Manxruler (talk) 20:34, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

For the most part. The language, detail and referencing are certainly impressive. One-sentence paragraphs should be fleshed out or merged with others (cf. early life, personal life). The lead should be longer, summarizing some of the feats which made Bruun remarkable, as it stands it is too "skeletal". It wouldn't hurt to fill out some more redlinks either (and lose the interlanguage links), but if submitted to GA review, you might face quite the long waiting time, so there is ample time to turn them blue... Geschichte (talk) 21:08, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
PS. You might have other articles under your belt, possibly written years ago, that might be worth a shot as well. Geschichte (talk) 21:08, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. I agree that the smaller paragraphs should probably be merged (they're really as substantial as I've managed to get them, scouring the sources, so expanding isn't an option), and lead writing isn't what I'm best at. I'll get going soon on working on those things.
As for the redlinks, I like those. Our guidelines approve of their use too. Besides, in my experience writing up an article from scratch is a whole lot easier than to expand a stub.
Are interlanguage links bad? They seem quite useful to me (provided of course that one uses the interlanguage template, which does not camouflage the redlinks).
Regarding older articles, I can imagine a few of them could be brought up to standard. Could you help me out by pointing out some?
I'm afraid I'm presently in a period of poor health, so I won't be able to start any large-scale projects any time soon (the research for and work on Bruun's article took a lot of time, working on and off when my health permitted), but over time I should get to it. Manxruler (talk) 23:36, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
Interlanguage links (I'm talking about the inline ones) are useful for someone who speaks the language in question... I can create some of the articles. I'll try to remember some of the older articles, although I can mention Kristian Løken off the top of my head. Geschichte (talk) 19:07, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
I agree that they're useful for those people who can read the languages in question (and of course less useful for people who don't read those languages), and I think that the inline interlanguage links (using Template:Interlanguage link) make it clear that if one clicks the bracketed link, then one can read an article about the redlinked subject in another language, which I think is nice (I of course completely agree that merely linking directly inline to another language Wikipedia without the interlanguage template is wrong, as that will camouflage proper redlinks and create the illusion that English-language Wikipedia has an article on something).
Ah, yes, Løken, I did put quite a lot of effort into that one. I'll give it another look soon and nom it too, I think I need to do some more work on it first, though. Thanks for the pointer. By the way, I think my next article will be something other than a biography, I've done a few of those in a row now, time to mix it up.
As for articles currently redlinked in the article and not on my to-do list, the three geographical redlinks and the newspaper (Riskafjord, Åmøyfjord, Vogts gate, and Fylkestidende for Sogn og Fjordane) would be nice to have written up at some point in time. I don't think I've ever written a geographical article or one about a newspaper, I'm more of a ship/military writer. Cheers. Manxruler (talk) 21:22, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Reidar Torp[edit]

Hello. I reverted your reversion of my edit to Reidar Torp because I don't see any basis for the removal of edits that were entirely compliant with the Manual of Style. I usually prefer to discuss rather than revert, but your edit summary, a borderline personal attack, did not indicate the policy-based rationale behind your edits. I assume that a long-time editor such as yourself is acting in good faith, but I cannot act upon that assumption unless a better explanation is provided. If I understood where you were coming from, I might even be convinced to self-revert. Canadian Paul 22:39, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Category:Agrarian historians has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Agrarian historians, 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. Marcocapelle (talk) 01:35, 27 June 2017 (UTC)