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OK; people does anyone knows how to get rid of a hacker? No, I am not imagining things. Programs are getting installed without I ever installed them, Windows is installing strange features and changes, all by itself, things move around, tabs are closed without me doing that. Hope i will be able to finish this message without anyone closing the tab. --Hafspajen (talk) 12:58, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

  • OOPS, tabbs messing around again. It started like a couple of month ago, around April and I kinda left. When I again resumed my regular Wiki activities, and here we go again, it started rather massively again. It's not normal that the control panel is opening all by itself, that several tabs are opening and closing all by itself, time to time, clicking and clicking... and things that are moving around when you don't touch them. Pages started to open and close all by themselfes on my computer, and I never touched it at all, all by themselfes. No, things are not moving around all by themselfes, that's not a virus. A virus is not editwaring with you all day on what picture you should have on your background screen, changing it and putting different ones in. Things dong go crazy like that all alone. And later everything dissapeared and it turned pure BLACK all the time. Of course is hacking. It's just silly, because I don't have enemies in real life and there is nothing anyone would want to know about me or do things like this to me (in real life). I presume it is aiming towards to make me stop editing Wiki, or making editing unpleasant. I guess. Any ideas are interesting, how to make it stop, - except more hacking. Guys, hacking is illegal, you know. Hafspajen (talk) 18:40, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
All part of my cunning evil mystical plan, Hafs....
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. Martinevans123 (talk) 19:09, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Hehe. Or an advanced poltergeist. Marty, I don't belive you. You are not the kind of guy, if you wanted to know anything, you would probably simply asked. Hafspajen (talk) 19:11, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
MARTYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DON'T YOU READ that edit notice????Hafspajen (talk) 19:12, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Do the Dog

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What? Hafs is still here
I smell something fishy going on

Hope you are well, you old dog! Martinevans123 (talk) 20:49, 1 September 2015 (UTC)



Oh

Thanks everybody for ideas. And Dear Hacker.

Scuse me but what exactly are you looking for?

Do you really think that I keep anything on those computers you are targeting, worth making those many consistent efforts for, now do you?

I have noticed that those were hacked like way back in April, already. And ... I can't be so important for you that you want to hang after me like this desperately, day after day, like dog without a home, now can I? It's all in your head, it's just imagination.
I am really not that exiting and interesting at all, you know. Hafspajen (talk) 16:34, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Hafs, if you're still having problems like you described earlier, I'd highly recommend saving any important files from your computer onto a flash drive and totally reinstalling your operating system. You really don't want somebody to have total access on your machine like that. Zeng8r (talk) 00:10, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Not seen you around for a while Hafs, which is a shame. If you think your computer or your account has been hacked into, you might want to try using your account from a different machine. Or even moving your account to a new name? Martinevans123 (talk) 19:54, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

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September 2015

Your account has been blocked indefinitely from editing because it is believed to have been compromised. Note that edits to your user talk page might not indicate that you have regained control of your account. If your privileges to e-mail and edit your user talk page have been revoked, contact ArbCom at arbcom-appeals-en@lists.wikimedia.org. Bgwhite (talk) 23:03, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

Well, isn't that sad ...

I hope you get a new account soon, Hafs! Curly Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 00:12, 30 September 2015 (UTC)









Well, isn't that sad ...

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I hope you get a new account soon, Hafs! Curly Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 00:12, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Wow, is someone helping Hafs get rid of the hacker/hacking? That is very strange and awful. I don't have any advice but I hope someone is helping her or finding someone who can. Softlavender (talk) 01:30, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Indeed. Bgwhite is assistance being provided to this user via email and other backchannels? Irondome (talk) 01:50, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Your attempted ping won't work since your four tildes were used with a typo version, so I'll ping Bgwhite .... See Irondome's question above. Softlavender (talk) 02:23, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
@Irondome and Softlavender: I know Hafs has had some help locally. Both Drmies and I are in contact with Hafs via email. Hafs mentioned being unable to log into Wikipedia as it was refusing their password. I've blocked Hafs account as a precaution. Bgwhite (talk) 04:39, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
@Bgwhite and Drmies: My concern is that if her computer is hacked, then how do you know her email is actually reaching her and not the hacker? If her WP password was changed, then the hacker had (and presumably still has) access to, and possibly control over, her email. You really need some way to ascertain that you are corresponding with Hafs and not the imposter. I know she's overseas for both of you, but is there any way you might call her? Softlavender (talk) 04:47, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Softlavender I have the same concern about Hafs email too. I don't have Hafs' phone number. Hafs never mentioned blocking their account, that is completely on me.  :) Bgwhite (talk) 05:00, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Phil has her phone number and has in the past spoken to her directly (or at least met her in person, and thus presumably has her phone number), if you want to avail yourselves of her assistance. Softlavender (talk) 05:22, 30 September 2015 (UTC): edited Softlavender (talk) 05:26, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
My understanding, such as it is, is that Hafs feels there is some risk that this account could be used maliciously, so if it isn't blocked, it needs to be vigilantly watched. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 16:24, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Just for Hafs ....

A nice image [1]. -- Softlavender (talk) 09:50, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

A kitten for you!

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This one goes with Softlavender's dog.

Drmies (talk) 14:25, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

I really hope this is sorted quickly Hafs. This must be very stressful and I really empathise if you are feeling that way. I've never seen this situation before :/ It looks like our colleagues have the situation in hand, from the comments upthread. I hope this is cleared up quickly and you are very soon back! Kind regards, Simon, aka Irondome (talk) 14:38, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

A Swedish pig for you

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This one goes with Drmies's kitten and Softlavender's dog. Martinevans123 (talk) 14:59, 30 September 2015 (UTC) Not currently compromised by Piggate


A brown white-lipped tree frog for you!

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Ich bin gebraunt weg. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 20:06, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

"Jag är en munk". Martinevans123 (talk) 20:48, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
"Je suis une grenouille croquante". Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 20:57, 30 September 2015 (UTC)


A German Leopard slug for you!

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What a magnificent beast! Notice it is crossing the road. Be careful Mr slug! From Simon. Irondome (talk) 20:26, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Ouch! I thought slugs couldn't fly. Martinevans123 (talk) 20:43, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Bad News

WMF reports password hasn't changed and CU checks look good. I've unblocked Hafs' account. Sorry for the bad news, but Hafs can vandalize our talk pages once again. Bgwhite (talk) 22:49, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Cheers cheers cheers! Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 04:23, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Welcome back. You've cheated death again. 7&6=thirteen () 00:28, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
An aphorism frequently used by U.S. Navy Aircraft carrier pilots. To be compared with YGBSM! 7&6=thirteen () 00:32, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

A glass of Akvavit for you!

Hurray! Welcome back, Hafspajen! Here's a glass of Akvavit for you!

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Corinne (talk) 02:22, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

Hafs, where are you? I hope you are all right. We miss you. Corinne (talk) 19:06, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Something sweet for you

Aah! Enough to make anyone broody... PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 14:20, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

What are you hinting, PCW? — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 11:50, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

No hinting, Gareth. I just thought it was a cute picture. PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 21:23, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
... there is an article, you may like. — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 13:09, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
(runs off to get tubes tied) Kafka Liz (talk) 16:47, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

Something bitter for you

SOUP FOR EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Spiritual Cleansing
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A great person from Sweden died, Henning Mankell, author of Chronicler of the Winds and of course the Wallander crime fiction. I met him in 2009. Both articles are in a sad state. Help? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:13, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

But you're unable to edit any more, aren't you Hafs, because your account has been blocked as it was compromised, through no fault of your own, whatsoever. You'll have to forgive us asking you all the questions which you can't even answer. (Unless may you've now made a new account??) .... But Gerda's right you know.... he even does dogs! Martinevans123 (talk) 20:26, 5 October 2015 (UTC) very sorry, User talk:Ryk72 if my deeply bitter and sarcastic "humour", which has earned me multiple pictorial "gifts" from Hafs, over the years, appears to you as "trolling". Why not take a quick look at my very well-decorated Talk Page?! Some of us are big Mankell fans, you know??
It seems sometimes those cheeky Welsh trolls get a bit lost in translation... PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 21:58, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
Just 'cos you Saesnegs lost, there's no need to set our good womenfolk's hair on fire! "Red Fanny" (talk) 22:09, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Account is unblocked but who wants to edit anymore if Floq doesn't (who once told me that I am so unbitter, - look under "blushing" on my talk)? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:31, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Unblocked? Really? Then we await some response from Hafs with gleeful anticipation. Martinevans123 (talk) 19:13, 6 October 2015 (UTC) Yes, Gerda, so much better than being Bitter and Twisted
Here I preach letting go all the time but this was one of the hardest. Here I preach "he who speaks a word of consolation ..." (user page) but when I needed some that's where I would go. Tough. Beware, I may come to you now ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:08, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
For some reason, this video always make me think of Wikipedia editing...... shake people too hard and they drop their books... PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 22:55, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Hope to see you hear again, Hafsterix. Drmies (talk) 19:28, 8 October 2015 (UTC)


I literally have no idea. I consider the other suspect to be too much of an idiot to do something like that (but I know there is some evidence pointing that way). Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:51, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
Dunno, somebody said that the more simple the more efficient methods. Hafspajen (talk) 16:55, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
I'm with Xanterix. I think your email account got abused. It takes much more than an old(-fashioned) detective to hack a computer. Drmies (talk) 22:14, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
Ok, calm down, Drimatrix. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:37, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Skeptics, skeptics, skeptics. Yes, my email account got abused,Drmies. But it happened because the computer was hacked. And don't tell me that I put sensors in my own computer, and by the way what is that user Pnp_20001 doing on my computer? And the <Brother- device driver that just popped out of nowhere? And my passwords that were removed from my computers too, out of nowhere - suddenly nobody asking for password any more; I just got in - without any password control at all, just "welcome" - huh? Where did the password go?? Why was the screen getting black for hours? Who is closing the tabs on me the moment I go on Wikipedia from those computers? Who is logging me out from my own computer when I log in to Wikipedia? Where are all those weird programs coming form? Who changed my password on Wiki? Is that a poltergeist? Eh? And WHY would I invent such things, to start with, Drmies? Hafspajen (talk) 14:02, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
  • User Pnp_20001 is just a process Microsoft uses when installing a device. Perhaps you have a faulty device somewhere. Lots of people have their computers hacked, usually by criminals looking for credit card info and so on. However that wouldn't result in the kind of behaviour you describe. If your Wikipedia password is not obvious, then it's quite impossible it's been hacked except if you stored it somewhere where it could be found or if you happen to type it out each time you log in. NSA itself couldn't do it, not could people in Wikipedia itself give it away (because it's encrypted). I suggest you just get your computer serviced or get a knowledgeable friend to look at it. I also suggest you back up all your files right now in case it fails. 128.90.60.217 (talk) 15:43, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
  • There are backed up like ages ago. And the rest of it, too. Since I am not to knowledgeable about computer, maybe that user:Pnp_20001 is OK, but the rest is still not. There are tons of things that happened with those computers, and it would take ages to describe all the weird thing going on. I rather won't discuss those things, because it is SOO OBVIOUSLY HACKED that there absolutely no doubt of it. The cursor moving all by itself, (he is not using that any more) tabs closing down when one I not closing them, flashes from the camera, programs added that there were not there the day before.... no doubt of it whatsoever, at all. Hows the weather over there? Hafspajen (talk) 15:51, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Weather's fine here. A bit cold. Those computers? Are you in fact part of a remote network? That would be very different. Minimum precautions would be switch off your computer each time you finish work. I should have mentioned you shouldn't store your password in your browser. That's not secure. Use a password manager. I'm just trying to reassure you. Anyone seriously hacking into your computer, NSA for example, wouldn't be doing that kind of stuff. You wouldn't know. 207.207.22.53 (talk) 04:54, 17 October 2015 (UTC)
  • No, not willingly part of any remote network - but I might have been MADE to be, AGAINST MY WILL, of course. By the way, the FIRST password was a crappy, old and very short one. I guess that was the beginning of all the troubles to start with... unfortunately. Hafspajen (talk) 14:55, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

Sounds like perhaps somebody broke in through Windows Remote Desktop. It's supposed to let a technician fix your computer from afar, but if hackers tricked you into letting them in through that door, they could take full control over your computer as you describe and install any type of awful spyware / malware / viruses they wanted to. You really need to either reinstall Windows or just buy a new computer, imo. Zeng8r (talk) 16:31, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

  • Zeng8r - exactly. AND he is adding some kind of extra programs to it every time one reinstalls the Windows ... to, but I am glad you get it. Bercause that is exactly what is happening, and Bluetooth programs and family control programs are added and what not. And if I removed them, the next day were back again. And if you are inside a coputer, there is not much trouble changing a Wiki pasworh or whatever they like to do. RAT is probably involved too. And it is illegal, of course. Hafspajen (talk) 16:56, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
Oh dear, a rat in mi 'puter! How very unhygenic! Martinevans123 (talk) 17:45, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
I don't know the details of the recent troubles that Hafs has been having, but if an account has been compromised, it does seem more likely that someone just guessed a password or something similarly simple, because why would someone go to any more trouble just to cause mischief to a Wikipedia editor - especially to one who is interested in subjects like fine art and dogs? PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 22:29, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
  • NO, it was not guessed. It was nothing simple and obvious like I love Paley or I love MartinEvans or so. Hafspajen (talk) 12:54, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
Probably one of those dastardly Bahamian pilots. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:33, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
  • I hope "see you" doesn't mean "see you"—are you leaving permanently, Hafs? It's too bad you don't allow pictures of cats, because I saw a Kobayashi Kiyochika show recently and they had a "making-of" this picture, which used a ridiculous number of wooblocks (24, I think?), some of which were just subtle shades of green layered over other subtle shades of green. Curly Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 23:01, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
  • UH; no, Curly Turkey. Did you heard of the Shinto "dus of the spirit", that every Shinto Japanese must cleanse themselves: ” miserliness, covetousness, hatred, self-love, grunge-bearing, anger, greed, and arrogance"? We have no article on it... Hafspajen (talk) 13:06, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
  • I think I may have missed something here, so perhaps shouldn't comment at all. Kafka Liz (talk).
(... has never yet stopped me). Martinevans123 (talk) 22:07, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

Signpost FC

Hi, Hafspajen,
I don't know if you are still working on the Signpost article on Featured Content but this week's edition has just been posted, if you would like to help with some descriptions or resizing photos: Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2015-10-07/Featured content. Thanks for your help! Liz Read! Talk! 16:14, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

McCloskey

Hi, I'm interested in working on an article on William J. McCloskey and I see your excellent draft. Are you planning to publish? Happy to help!

Best, Subsidiaerie (talk) 18:32, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

Dr Livingstone, I presume? Hafspajen (talk) 15:19, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Giant virtual muffins

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This reminds me a bit of you: prevented from using your computers by a malicious individual who tracks your every key-stroke, only able to edit wikipedia from coffee-shops, etc. No doubt you are as sweet as ever, even if a bit irritated. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 16:21, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

For you

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This is for your contributions. Regards Ezaid Fabber (talk) 18:16, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Sheesh! If we're going up market like that (and knowing you are such a keen birdwatcher...) you can even help yourself to some of these. Martinevans123 (talk) 18:39, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Something for Haffy

Old Woman Frying Eggs – per your interest in food-related matters. I like the detail in the image, how the dimensionality of the various items stands out (e.g. items on the table), and how it's painted in a realistic manner. View enlarged image to fully appreciate. North America1000 18:48, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
"Eat ur heart out, Tjalf Sparnaay". Martinevans123 (talk) 21:05, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
GIGGLE. Hafspajen (talk) 13:06, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
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pöpcørn

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:20, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Painting help line

I'm assuming the images on Kent Broadhurst are copyright violations. Bgwhite (talk) 07:22, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Looks as if he uploaded them himself, but without proving that he's the copyright holder. The source for the article (some kind of "filmpedia") asserts that he's painted over 2,000! Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 09:58, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Google Art

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Hi Hafs- The gallery for the uploaded art is here. One Two done, let me know if the information (I'm using the artwork template) is what you need.--Godot13 (talk) 23:22, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

I'm going to slowly go down the list. If there is something further down that you want sooner to work on, tell me...--Godot13 (talk) 04:56, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
Hey, Godot13 - doing well, aren't you. Soon will be 700 years since Martin took the hammer and posted those (99?) protestant theses, and he will be soon hot. A PDT on him should be on the way , but no FP on him yet. Those pics were mostly to you to play with, and get the feeling of it. When you are ready, more heavy stuff will arrive. The Boyar Wedding Feast could go already as FP - if only it had an article... This looks pretty good, as a reference. Hafspajen (talk) 14:59, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Bring the heavy stuff...--Godot13 (talk) 17:20, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

History

Hafs, I think during Michael Sittow's lifetime, Reval (now Tallinn) would have been considered part of Livonia. No Estonian state existed until after WWI. Sca (talk) 16:59, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Correggio (Antonio Allegri) (Italian - Head of Christ - Google Art Project.jpg

Correggio (Antonio Allegri) (Italian - Head of Christ - Google Art Project.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The boot is on the other foot

An alt images was added to the nomination. Could you check it, and modify your !vote according your preference. Armbrust The Homunculus 11:07, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

  • That Hafterix guy adding it - is not me... Hafspajen (talk) 10:13, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Keep on pluggin'

Tile al-Qazwini Louvre MAO1194.jpg The tortoise and the hare
Zakariya al-Qazwini's book. Iran, 19th century.

Makes me smile and think of you. Best regards. 7&6=thirteen () 13:45, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Which one? :) Hafspajen (talk) 13:57, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
Probably not the snakes, although you seem to be amidst them (metaphorically speaking). 7&6=thirteen () 14:15, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Artists

Aesthetically, too cluttered for my taste. – sca

Achtenhagen's ladies look sort of buttery. Sca (talk) 15:33, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

So, what do you expect me to do with the Au reveil lady? Sca (talk) 16:03, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
I thought the Pipe (wood) appears to levitate. Probably put in as an artistic afterthought, as it defies gravity in its placement. 7&6=thirteen () 15:44, 26 October 2015 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:The artist Anne Vallayer-Coster.jpg

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Jagerswoning Rijksmuseum SK-A-1157.jpeg

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Thanks for decorating my drab talk page!

You're such a sweetheart for bringing colour, beauty, and big smiles into our lives! Bugs (big hugs)... always. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 21:05, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Foods for Haffy

Hi Hafs – In the process of populating the new Category:Food and drink paintings I just created, I found some unique images while performing some searches. Perhaps some of these may be contenders for featured image status...? Many more at Commons here. Cheerio, North America1000 08:25, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Long no see

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Logo of Okkulte DDR, DFG funded research on East German Occult experiences

I have been most time in the deWP again. Currently fighting an afd for an article about Esoterics and parapsychology in the GDR - if you have any ideas for pictures, youre most warmly welcome ;) Serten Talk 20:07, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Serten, what have you done to yourself again?? Hafspajen (talk) 17:42, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
Jonny Cash " I hurt myself today" is not my song. But ist been a while I been here. Serten Talk 06:38, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
Your signature I mean. It's not linked. What are you up to nowadays? Hafspajen (talk) 16:49, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
As said, I am back in der deWP mostly and provide some material for the deDYK. But I want to catch up here and take care of some loose ends. How about you? Great to see you back with wonderful pictures around. Serten Talk 09:05, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
@Serten: I am kind of sort of back too. Got desysopped for cause. Unfortunately can't help you over at de.wiki - as you know I am barely literate in German. Yngvadottir (talk) 21:34, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
Great to hear from you Yngvadottir! I a happy to have my de:Bionade-Biedermeier past AfD. Just read it, if you like, for the fun of it. Serten Talk 14:17, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
That was fun indeed, but required me to almost totally rewrite - and update - Bionade. And have you seen this more recent dismissal? Hafs, "pugs are the new poodles". Yngvadottir (talk) 22:37, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
My goodness, Tilman Allert would get blocked at the deWP ;) Thnx! I have to use it in User:Polentarion/lad. I myself got major flak on the Biedermeier - it went through AfD, AfD check and QS and is still being deemed as a shame for the German WP, the powers that be cut it down to stub level. One of the old hand saved its very existence by stating Ich denke das Hauptproblem ist, dass die Wikipedia-High-Society eben genau diesem Bionade-Biedermeier entspringt, gerne hässliche Ringelshirts (P: de:Armor Lux needs an article here) trägt und sich bei Manufaktum überteuerten Schnickschnack andrehen lässt. User:Polentarion/Anton, User:Polentarion/sandbox go occult. Polentarion Talk 22:05, 23 November 2015 (UTC) PS.: I wasn't aware, that Yngvadottir was into Autobahns, but I added some organic flavor there as well. Seifert was an Rudolf Steiner fan and a large guy in traditional Naturalprotection associations till long after 45. Yngvas Article is wonderful. I had some trouble to adapt, since my style is much more floppy in comparision. But I hope she's OK with my additions.
Thanks for the additions; I wrung them into shape, as I said on the talk page I had fitted quite a lot in already in different parts of the article :-) Glad you liked it, too. I keep finding these really big (or even basic - Tenement???) things that the English Wikipedia doesn't have an article on. ... I still haven't re-enabled my watchlist, by the way. For one thing, I now have very little time because of my job (can no longer edit from work, and have been working 6 days a week). So people need to ping me. Yngvadottir (talk) 04:14, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Corncobs for Haffy...

Corncobs showing most of the kernels removed

Hi Hafs: Thanks for the ping notification (on another user's talk page) about matters regarding the Corncob article. North America1000 02:00, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

  • Looks like you were busy eating them on your way here. :) Thanks for the doggy-bag... Hafspajen (talk) 15:28, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

NGA works

...ready for you...--Godot13 (talk) 05:01, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

How about this one? Looks classic. Hafspajen (talk) 15:43, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Time is about to expire for comments. Your input would be helpful. Best. 7&6=thirteen () 11:05, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

You need to vote. That was the one I voted for. Two great minds going down the same path. 7&6=thirteen () 15:49, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
Just voted on it. Hafspajen (talk) 15:54, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
Excellent. I trust your eye and judgment. 7&6=thirteen () 15:58, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
Hey! That was the one I voted for! Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 17:29, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
How wonderfully sympatric this is. Hafspajen (talk) 17:31, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps they'll all produce offspring. Martinevans123 (talk) 18:02, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

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Fixed. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 07:57, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
Bless you my child. And "blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl"... (Deuteronomy 28)Hafspajen (talk) 14:04, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Boyar Wedding

I only chose the painting because it looked nice... Now I'm getting sucked into researching it! ;-) I am going to the Smithsonian next week and, time permitting, will try to see the painting at Hillwood Estate (and ask if they have additional information). I'm finding all sorts of articles from the early 1900s (beyond what I've added to the refs already) and need to figure out how to organize the material. Here's a fun "fact" (but I want to find a second source to confirm it)- the American collector who bought the painting from the artist outbid the Tsar of Russia...--Godot13 (talk) 06:46, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

I was thinking about putting this css crop (links to the full painting) under the opening image, in the painting section. They are a main focus of the story... If we add the artist background or historical context above, it won't seem so crowded. What do you think?--Godot13 (talk) 05:42, 1 November 2015 (UTC)
We should think about a DYK nom for this (I hoped we had a little more time). In terms of off-the-wall type DYK facts we have two options: that the painting was bought by an American jeweler who outbid the Tzar, or that the painting was once in the collection of Robert Ripley (as in Ripley's Believe It or Not!)...-- (talk) 18:03, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
Godot13, I would go with the Ripley hook. And I would make it "pictured." If I am included as a cocreator, I have a spare DYK review I would be pleased to contribute. 7&6=thirteen () 18:19, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
7&6=thirteen- I'll leave that up to Hafs. I'm away until Saturday and my notes and additional refs for this are at home. I'll try to reconstruct what I can.--Godot13 (talk) 02:03, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, go for it. Where is the nomination, by the way, Godot13? Hafspajen (talk) 15:55, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
The page became a live article sooner than expected. I get home Saturday and can add additional info and have the DYK submitted by Sunday with three nominators 7&6=thirteen, if that works...--Godot13 (talk) 21:09, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
Here is a spare Template:Did you know nominations/Hold Me While I'm Naked review, which I contribute to the cause. 7&6=thirteen () 21:12, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
7&6=thirteen- The article has been nominated at DYK, Template:Did you know nominations/A Boyar Wedding Feast can you check it over. I went with two versions of the same hook, if you have any other suggestions, feel free to add... I'm not sure if I made any other mistakes (DYK is not my strength...)--Godot13 (talk) 01:33, 8 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Hafs- I ordered and received this book. I'm going to give it a read through and thought it may give the added insight to push this article toward a GAN for us...--Godot13 (talk) 03:20, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Halloween cheer!

5 Million: Celebrate your contribution

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We couldn't have done it without you
Well, maybe. But the encyclopedia would not be as good.

Celebrate 7&6=thirteen () 13:16, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

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art project

Time for you to stop being lazy, and decorate this page:

Who should be running this year? Who should be re-elected this year? What are the main criteria? And what sort of picture best tells the story of each potential candidate? Inquiring minds want to know.

  • WP:ACE2015 , rules are here , potential candidates must be willing to reveal their full legal name to WMF, age 18+, at least 500 mainspace edits. Self-nomination period is Nov 6th through Nov 17th.

Here are some people that ran last time, which is an example of a seriuz voterguide format, no pictures whatsoever.

And the final results:

I will work on gathering some data, and thinking up some potential candidates, as well.

p.s. Saw your talkpage-notice, requesting hauntingly-beautiful kitten-pictures, so here you go.  :-)

HAHAHA!!!!! Hafspajen (talk) 17:44, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

75.108.94.227 (talk) 15:11, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Seventyfour, it's your fault that I nominate for FPs. You SAID I should start working on CAs, but that's not my strong side. So, I went in for FA.ARB But COM??? Are you CRAZY? I think you should try. Maybe they will accept an IP user... Nice pics those above!!!! Hafspajen (talk) 15:29, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA A CAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hafspajen (talk) 15:30, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
I DID NOT REQUESTWD HAUNTING CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hafspajen (talk) 15
30, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
  • No, it says very clearly: "[Don't]...Put Pictures of tragic, haunted and ghastly things + cats on this page"
You should be happy that you are getting kittens. Here, have some more.
Catching FISH!!!!!!!
But on the serious topic, no Mandy, I'm not saying *you* should run for arbcom. You are a notorious wiki-criminal on the Swedish Wikipedia, you will never get enough votes to be on arbcom!  :-)     But what I am saying, is that you should write a nominations-guide, and a voter-guide. Instead of running yourself, you can just help pick the rulers of Kvenland Arbcom, with your wise advice. In other words, since I cannot be an arbcom candidate as an anon-editor (see rules), and since you are afraid of felines, I suggest we come up with some names to trick into doing the dirty work for us urge politely that they run for arbcom. Who do you know that has a lot of edits, and a lot of time on their hands, who would make a GOOD arbcom-member? Here is a good place to start, skim through this list of names, WP:List_of_Wikipedians_by_number_of_edits, then tell me which wikipedians on the list you know and like. 75.108.94.227 (talk) 15:44, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
How about Yngva?? Hehe. Hafspajen (talk) 15:51, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
Would be an excellent pick, but would probably end in a heart attack. Somebody more pugnacious, like a prizefighter. Strong-hearted, but also strong-headed. 75.108.94.227 (talk) 16:04, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
Oh, well, how about Drmies? Hafspajen (talk) 17:45, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
Maybe Xanthomelanoussprog? Has a cool head. Hafspajen (talk) 17:50, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
Disqualified by having few edits, no time on their hands, and an almost complete ignorance of Wiki-rules. Also my head's jammed in an icebox. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 18:33, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Agree about drmies, but we will have to bushwack him, to get him to agree. Xanthomelanoussprog, is a wikipedian I've never met, but Hafs's say-so is a strong recommendation. But okay, since editcountitis was brought up, let us try this. Skim through here, and pick out the names you trust. (Hafs o'course... but also you too User:Xanthomelanoussprog, since you refuse to do the dirty job yerself  :-)     Here are the people that have 50k edits, are currently admins, never ran for arbcom before, and have been active in the past month:

Some of these names I recognize, and some you probably do as well. Let's pick some, and see if they can be urged to run. p.s. Have you seen the movie referent? 75.108.94.227 (talk) 22:40, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

This is very funny ... do watch it to the end! [2] Rosemary Cheese (talk) 11:51, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
WAHAAA; Rosy, Rosy. Hafspajen (talk) 13:54, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Dennis Brown? Rosiestep? Bbb23? I've not heard of 90% on the list. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 14:05, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Two of the three names you picked, I also have interacted with, and agree they would be good picks. (Plus I like the looks of Rosiestep, from scanning their recent contribs and their talkpage-interactions.) I also like Hafs's suggestion of Drmies, who I've interacted with, but will mightily resist I believe. Thus, I suggest we three, give those four, some peer pressure on usertalk, to see if they can be urged to run. Or failing that, to see if they can be urged to skim through this list, and pick some other likely potential candidate for arbcom. Arbcom elections demand a self-nom, so we have to be persuasive in our arguments.  :-)     I will make some posts, and ask hafs to decorate them for me. 75.108.94.227 (talk) 21:08, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Chicago Kennel Club's Dog Show, advertising poster, 1902.jpg
Hafspajen , I mean Mandy , if you druthers -- will you please tastefully (no cats! :-)   decorate the following:
User:Rosiestep is thinking it over. User:Dennis Brown is resisting, but has suggested User:Casliber (who is also resisting). User:Drmies is ignoring us with dignity, but will not be able to do so forever, because Hafspajen and myself can be very insistent wikipedians. I have also brought User:Bbb23 into the mess, who was nom'd for admin by Drmies and Dennis, and thus p'raps they'll try to pass the buck thataway once more? There are three candidates running at present, see WP:ACE2015/C.
  • User:Salvidrim! , first edit Jul'10 , rfa 107/33/6 in Jan'13 by Sergecross73/TParis , 18k edits , never ran for arbcom before
  • User:AKS.9955 , first edit Jan'14 , rfa WP:NotJustYet , 17k edits , never ran for arbcom before
  • User:Hawkeye7 , first edit Jun'05 , rfa 70/21/13 in Nov'09 by self-nom , 60k edits , never ran for arbcom before
Hafspajen, please look over the contribs of these people (see if they have added any pictures of cats especially! ick!) and then start your voterguide page at User:Hafspajen/ACE2015, with your initial thoughts on the candidates, and if you want, on potential candidates. 75.108.94.227 (talk) 10:45, 8 November 2015 (UTC)
  • A lot of good people on that list. Ask King of Hearts. Tedder. MQS. Jayron. Bencherlite. Ed. Gatoclass. Ponyo. Guy. Don't ask me--I don't know. Drmies (talk) 23:42, 8 November 2015 (UTC)
    • MQS I never thought of, would be a fascinating member to have on the team. Big fan. --kelapstick(bainuu) 00:01, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Talkback

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Potential FP candidates. North America1000 16:13, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Canaletto - Bucentaur's return to the pier by the Palazzo Ducale - Google Art Project.jpg

Canaletto - Bucentaur's return to the pier by the Palazzo Ducale - Google Art Project.jpg
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Co-nominate?

A Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms

Hi Hafspajen: Per our discussion on my talk page, I have nominated A Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms for FP consideration. The discussion is located here. Feel free to add yourself as a co-nominator if you'd like. Cheers, North America1000 16:50, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

GOSH; uh. Well, Northamerica1000 - I suggest that you and Crisco 1492 (who uploaded the picture) write an article together, and then try to co-nom with HIM. That will surely do. In worst case I will help you guys to write that article, either way, you should co-nom with him, he is the one who uploaded of the pic... It's kinda his. Hafspajen (talk) 12:48, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
I withdrew the nom, because people weren't supporting per a lack of content about the painting in the Pieter Aertsen article. North America1000 21:59, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Titian - Venus with a Mirror - Google Art Project.jpg

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A barnstar for you! II

Time for a treat....
Secret pathway?


Barnstar of Humour Hires.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
For all the joy you give to others, I award you this barnstar. Happy posting! Softlavender (talk) 02:06, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

meow woof (translation into Australian English, upper left Perth dialect: "Jeez, I leave for a day and there's a cat stuffed in the computer")

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Neither is this one.

Okay, pay attention agent nejapsfaH. I will use your secret codename so nobody knows it is you. So, now we have some arby's people that wanna wield the sword of truth and balance the scales of justice. Or something.

Teniers, David the younger - A Sow and her Litter - Google Art Project.jpg

But nobody can vote yet. People are still asking them questions. Other people are writing voter-guides. See these:

List O'Guide

Raw heatmap data, four candidates excluded, question-phraseology somewhat questionable.
Blue line is votes-cast-per-hour, green dots are mass-message-events, red-line shows WP:HIGHSCOREs of average voter during that hour.
Blue is total editcountitis for 2015 electorate (as of November 26th so far), red is 2014, yellow is 2013.

Also there will be now is a signpost article (two articles kind of) which comes out on Friday 20th or Saturday 21st or something like that.

Lastly, arb-voters will start have started casting their ballots on November 23rd , voting is open for a couple weeks, until December 6th.

  • Special:SecurePoll , must be logged in , not currently blocked , have 150+ edits to mainspace , and created your username before November 2015

Between now and then, lots of discussion about the candidates on their question-pages. You already asked one, I am writing up mine. Delightfully yours, 75.108.94.227 (talk) 04:04, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Updated some more... there are now 21 official voterguides and 21 official candidates.  :-)     75.108.94.227 (talk) 15:32, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanksgiving II: Revenge of the Turkeyboxen

Picture of Turkey... note the scary boxen!
Update again: I added the cat to my NO-GUIDE, now that I am back to decent, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:40, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Gerda, you have been added to the categorized voter-guides. Do you also want to be added to the advertised voter-guides at {{ACE2015}} as well? Do you also-also want to be added to the WP:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-11-25/Arbitration_report comparison-chart in the WP:SIGNPOST right now? My interpretation of your voterguide would look ROUGHLY something like this, which you are free to tweak of course:

guide Cal. Cas. Drm. Gam. Gor. Haw. Hul. Kei. Kel. Kev. Kir. Kud. Lfa. Mah. Mar. NEE. Opa. Ric. Thr. Tim. Wil.
Ger.[a][4] No~ Yes+ Yes+ No No Yes No~ mu Yes+ No No~ No~ No~ Yes~ y~ mu Yes+ Yes No y+ Yes~
  1. ^ This is an exceedingly rough translation of Gerda's thinking, which necessarily involves a lot of guesswork and reading between the lines; she gives no explicit support-column, and no explicit oppose-column either. Those marked as Green tickY++ were ones where she boldfaced their answers as being supported, the others are mostly spectrum-guesstimates, which are then re-calibrated to vaguely match the available slots.

Gerda, let me know if you want to be "advertised" (which does not require a colorized chart), or even advertised-and-also-in-the-signpost. Best, 75.108.94.227 (talk) 14:15, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

Smiling at your interpretation ;) - Don't advertise votes, but if you can advertise the thoughts, fine. For votes, go by Bishzilla, just double her line if needed. I - needless to say - didn't vote by answers alone, but by knowledge of the candidates. I supported the ones with some bold (Cas Drm Kei Kel Opa Tim), and opposed all others. As I said on the talk: I can't support an arb who voted for desysopping Yngvadottir. Everybody is free of course to draw different conclusions. I added some footnotes today, one being my surprise that nobody questioned my opening statement of question 1: "Arbitration findings and the wishes of principal editors govern the use of infoboxes in articles." They could all have said: "Really? How awful!" - Anyway, there was an interesting close, reopen, and then the wiki broke ;) - I have a banner on my user page for the secret slogan of Opabinia regalis: "Readers come first." --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:09, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
Yes, my intrepretation was based on a significant amount of guessing, obviously.  :-)     You and the great Bishzilla disagree on at least two candidates: Keilana and Timtrent, at the moment.
guide Cal. Cas. Drm. Gam. Gor. Haw. Hul. Kei. Kel. Kev. Kir. Kud. Lfa. Mah. Mar. NEE. Opa. Ric. Thr. Tim. Wil.
Tot.[a] Yes
67%
5th
Yes+
91%
2nd
Yes+
84%
4th
No
24%
13th
Low
44%
9th[b]
No--
10%
18th
No
33%
10th
Yes~
55%
6th
Yes+
88%
3rd
No--
13%
17th
No
27%
11th
Yes~
52%
8th
No
28%
12th
Out
4%
20th
No--
9%
19th
Yes~
61%
7th
Yes+
95%
1st
No
27%
14th
No
26%
15th
Out
71%
5th
No
30%
16th
Ger.[c][5] No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No No No n No No Yes No No y No
  1. ^ This quasi-predictive information is calculated using the ArbCom election procedures, but applied solely to the unofficial advertised voter-guides... Take these numbers with a large grain of salt.
  2. ^ Minimum threshold for winning a seat on WP:ARBCOM is 50% thus the 'pundits' predict it is possible the 9th seat will be vacant.
  3. ^ This listing is not derived from Gerda's voter-guide, which analyzes the answers to specific questions. These support/oppose markings reflect her broader decision, based on her wider knowledge of the candidates, and not just their answers to her specific questions. "I supported the ones with some bold (Cas Drm Kei Kel Opa Tim), and opposed all others."
So the list shown just above, is your actual recommendation, I think... if you wish me to, I can add that information to the Signpost comparison-chart. I need to tweak the other rows anyways (some need updating), so it will be easy to add the Gerda-row to the comparison-chart, if you want me to do it.
  You said this above: "Don't advertise votes..." But I was not sure what you meant: did you mean, that you had not *yet* advertised your votes? Or did you mean, that I should not advertise your votes, in the Signpost? Either way is fine by me, of course, so please help me figure out what you want to happen. I see you have added yourself to the Template:ACE2015 already -- getting crowded with 28 voter-guides for only 19 candidates!  :-)     Best, 75.108.94.227 (talk) 22:33, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
I don't think a Gerda-row would change much, + it's not a recommendation, just what I did. The great Bish and I differ on one possible candidate who is a friend of mine, I am biased ;) - The other one where we differ unfortunately withdrew. I like what Boing! said Zebedee said about him: "He can cut through it where those more hung up on rules and procedure often can't." - No need for you advertising my views, - advertising to break rulez that lead to absurdity is just fine. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:52, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
No, adding your row doesn't change much, just a courtesy, if you wanted to see it there.  :-)     My personal prediction is that all your picks will become arbs in 2016, except for Mister Faddle who experienced unforeseen off-wiki events, that prevent his candidacy from continuing. I've added in the percentages above, which are calculated *without* including the Gerda-row. They would be slightly different with the Gerda-row added in, but not enough to change positions for anybody, I don't think. Best, 75.108.94.227 (talk) 23:12, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

chitchat

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  • Nah, this is not hard. You can see how easy it is, I just copied the links from here, {{ACE2015}}. Plus added one other, that I saw via User:Rschen7754 usertalk. And missed one, adding it above.... If you wanna write one, you can. User:Hafspajen/ACE2015, it's not hard, just pick somebody else's and then make your own list of reasons to support and reasons to thump. No cat-lovers on arbcom. For sure. I'm maybe gonna write one, if you just wanna decorate something, and not "work". And will be asking some other people to write their own voterguides, respectable types like User:Dennis Brown, not canine-crazy artistaz like you dear Haffy. I mean, dear Mandy. I'm not sure if User:Drmies can write his own voterguide, to support himself!  :-)   Seems like self-dealing, vvurry nnotty!!  ;-)     So it is up to us rabble. Because it is templates all the way down, don't you know? 75.108.94.227 (talk) 14:18, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
ANd I will get NOT AN ADMIN CROSS CROSS CROSS- eh? Hafspajen (talk) 14:24, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
You are not thinking hard enough, little rabbit. You are worried, that if you *do* write your voter-guide, you will be blocked? Making adminz angry! That is the least of your troubles.
But think about this! What will happen to poor agent nejapsfaH, if you do *not* write your voter-guide? Remember User:Drmies already knows where *your* little talkpage is! Eeeeek.  :-)   You got him into this mess,[6] he might be vengeful with his block button, and go completely rogue. Look here,[7] he already blocked poor innocent little User:Timtrent for interference. He seeketh the ultimate dirty mop, now! :-)     75.108.94.227 (talk) 15:17, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

>>>>Indeed. I understand now how you feel. Hafspajen (talk) 15:23, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Added some more. Starting to be a party. 75.108.94.227 (talk) 13:49, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
Don't forget Iridescent's easy guide: vote for Cas and Opinia, oppose the others. Not my strategy though, would leave too much influence for those we have already, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:23, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
Pronk?
Added, thanks. But Gerda, you are mis-interpreting what Iridescent was saying -- specifically this bit ...

...there are a few weak "make up the numbers" supports...

That implies Iridescent is fully behind Casliber and Opabinia, and for *this election* at least, is also mostly behind Drmies, Keilana, and Timtrent. Which is only five of the nine open seats, so there is also a list of Weak Opposes, seven other folks that are the "lesser of two weevils [with the implication they are competing for a singly hypothetical open seat]" as is often said[citation needed] in the USA and the UK, where first past the post voting system is commonly employed. Arbcom elections use a kind of approval voting, so the phrase is not exactly applicable in a parallel fashion... something more like "lesser of seventeen weevils competing for the remaining four open seats". As I read her recommendation, Iridescent is giving StrongSupport for two people, WeakSupport for three more people, and WeakOpposeButBetterThanTheAlteratives to an additional four-to-seven candidates. Pinging Iridescent, in case they with to set our conflicting reading of the tea-leaves straight. 75.108.94.227 (talk) 11:37, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
More accurate to say the first category is "definitely support", the second is "I can see serious problems and ordinarily wouldn't support, but will probably be better than an empty chair", the third is "will oppose but could be persuaded" and the fourth is "hell, no". There's absolutely no need to feel one needs to support nine people just because there are nine slots; there are advantages to broader representation, but also disadvantages. (Ever tried to participate in a fifteen-way conversation by email? It isn't pleasant.) It won't be a disaster by any means if only two, one or even no candidates reach the 50% mark, particularly in a year like this which IMO has the worst group of candidates since the days of Jimbo unilaterally appointing his drinking buddies; Arbcom could function perfectly well with three members, let alone ten. ‑ iridescent 11:53, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
Okay thanks, that helps clarify. I think that the pool *is* reasonably strong this year, though I do think that plenty of people who should have run, and were arm-twisted to do so, could have made it even stronger. *cough*ahem*hack*hrrmm, pardon me, just clearing my throat.
  Perhaps the evidence of 664 emails per day may have scared off some of the potentials; most common reason I heard for not running was "no time". Second most common was "not wanting to be trolled/doxxed/etc" which is probably more crucial of a flaw, but also a very tough problem to truly solve. I think part of the reason to have such a large committee, besides the need to have a reserve-group for when people retire midway through their arb-terms, is so that tasks can be divvied up ('many hands make light work')... but of course, arbcom is horrid at divvying things up (see the recent elimination of WP:BASC), so instead tasks get over-analyzed and too-much-conversation-not-enough-action ('too many cooks in the kitchen').
off-topic proposal to solve the woes of 15-person-discussions , by pre-emptively divvying up the case-load via PRNG rules
  I would strongly support having each arb-case assigned to five randomly-selected arbs from the pool of 15, with the next arbcase assigned to five *other* randomly-selected arbs from the remaining pool of ten. The third arb-case would then be assigned to five randomly-selected arbs from the ten not assigned to the 2nd arb-case. The fourth arb-case would be assigned to five randomly-selected arbs from the ten not assigned to the 3rd arbcase, and so on. There would have to be a mechanism for the parties to appeal to the full arbcom... but rather than re-litigate the entire arb-case, it would be better just to have sanctions be appealed to the full arbs (as they already currently handle appeals thataway, post-BASC, this would involve no changes in the appeals-process, just in the case-acceptance and drafting-process). To keep things sane, I think a 2yea-2nay-1abstain deadlock would have to be defined as 'no consensus' for this proposal to work in practice, which would mean 3-of-5-agreement was needed for implementing any sanction or accepting any case. 60% sounds like about the right target. Also, if an arb was picked as a member of the five for any given case, but recused, another arb would need to be randomly selected, so that each open request had five *active* arbs working on it, and the 3-of-5-to-act math would work out properly.
Be that as it may, I think your top-five are exceedingly likely to become arbs, including the first non-admin arb, from reading the voter-guide tea leaves. Inertia, and tactical voting, probably means that the other four seats also will be filled, though I'm detecting the whiff of an extremely strong antidisestablishmentarian sentiment in the wiki-air this time around. 75.108.94.227 (talk) 15:04, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
See my comments here for my thoughts on both how to address the over-large and over-worked committee issue, and on predictions. Basically, attempting to call this election is a fool's errand, as the talkpage-spamming of 100,000 users to vote means all bets are off. The 'electorate' in most Wiki processes consists of those with an interest and knowledge of the topic, whereas this one is going to be decided by an electorate of whom many aren't even aware Arbcom exists, and most have little idea what it actually does; consequently, the winners are likely to be the candidates who can spout the most convincing sounding platitudes, rather than those who are best suited to the job. ‑ iridescent 00:14, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

... There's also now User:Sjakkalle/ACE2015 but I won't presume to figure out how to add it above. Still no Hafspajen Nejapsfah guide? Yngvadottir (talk) 12:21, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Added, thanks. 75.108.94.227 (talk) 15:17, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Alice in Wonderland? Nope, Mandy in Wonderland

Computer: define hoe-down.

I'm shrinking... shrinking........[8] ...I see what you did there! 75.108.94.227 (talk) 14:58, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Slim is fit. You don't want to terrorize your poor Mandy-clubb with that kind of spaghetti you did to your last page. Think it will be soon peace and love and stuff. Hafspajen (talk) 15:03, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

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     They're a maniac, maniac on the floor / And they're dancing like they've never danced before
                On the ice blue line of insanity / Is a place most never see
             It's a hard won place of mystery / Touch it but can't hold it

Eduard Gurk - Die erste Giraffe im Schönbrunner Tiergarten - 1828.jpeg

Woe unto the botmaster, for the bot shalt not obey, but turn upon thine archives and consume ALL!  :-)   75.108.94.227 (talk) 17:43, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

AHHH! Hafspajen (talk) 17:45, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Userbox for you

Jonesey created this userbox. It would be very appropriate for you too. Bgwhite (talk) 06:18, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Me too! User:Polentarion/lad provides a translation of a current German neologism. Feedback welcome. Regards. Serten Talk (renaming ongoing to Polentarion) 13:41, 23 November 2015 (UTC) HOW about this for a picture? File:Squirrel-lift.jpg Hafspajen (talk) 16:03, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Serten, why are you disconnected? No link to your userpage? Hafspajen (talk) 16:36, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
Corrected now! A follower of mine, an infinite blocked candidate, had occupied my acccount name in trWP. Back to the roots then. Polentarion Talk 18:41, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
SERTEN, that's YOU
 ! Hafspajen (talk) 15:50, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
You said that. If you put it on my userpage, I will accept it ;) Sol lucet tenebris Polentarion Talk 18:46, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Art query

Hafs (or talkpage stalkers), Commons:Category:Paintings by Joseph Mallord William Turner is so subdivided I can't be sure, but I don't think we have Turner's Pope's Villa at Twickenham. I see umpty-bazillion versions at Google images. If we don't have it, could you please find a good one and upload it so I can stick it in Pope's villa? Thanks. Yngvadottir (talk) 21:41, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Stalkpage talker here… I had a look, and the only image of the painting on the web is an engraving after Turner (and not a very good one) (on a blacklisted site). I'm guessing that the original was a watercolour and is lost, like his one of Leicester Abbey. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 15:33, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
  • THAT category is a nightmare. Hafspajen (talk) 16:29, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
  • @Xanthomelanoussprog: ? See also this article, which I got from that search. The painting is extant but was whisked from a UK private collection to a US one. Yes, Hafs, the category made me cross my eyes, and I like Turner. Yngvadottir (talk) 21:16, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Hmm… I'm so so wrong Face-smile.svg Sold on 9 July 2008 at Sotheby's Old Master Paintings Evening Sale- the image isn't available in the online archive. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 22:16, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Unobtainium

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Billingr's girl, bitch, and Odin by Frølich.jpg You are sometimes elusive but always appreciated
And/or missed.

I did not know of Billingr. What a great story. 7&6=thirteen () 15:12, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Good advice. Well said. 7&6=thirteen () 16:33, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Mythology is a collection of lunatics behaving weirdly. Hafspajen (talk) 16:34, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
Some might say that about all religion. 7&6=thirteen () 16:54, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
LOl. Sceptical movement is strong in the WP. Beware! In my case - I valdesi sono tutti ribelli ! Polentarion Talk 18:45, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
Here is a religious or mythological note (take your pick): Xenu? 7&6=thirteen () 16:53, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

Smile

7&6=thirteen () 16:54, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open!

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Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:33, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2015 November 24

Since you use this template, you might want to have input on the request to delete it.

7&6=thirteen () 13:53, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Efforts to illuminate

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Keep up the good work! Although we will not follow in these footfalls. 7&6=thirteen () 18:57, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Abolition of Prussia

Siegesallee looks somewhat more acceptable now. Badische Grüße ;) Polentarion Talk 21:40, 24 November 2015 (UTC) PS.: The title is a disaster, but was a reasonable decision.

Wikipedia:No climbing the Reichstag dressed as Spider-Man SICNR on another Berlin topic. Polentarion Talk 13:59, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

pronk?

Les mers d'été.jpg

Mandy, look at this:

Joan de Joanes - The Immaculate Conception - Google Art Project.jpg

Do you want to start pet breeding, so we can show the naughty cat-lovers who is boss, on this here 'pedia?  :-)     Or maybe there is already an article about it, with a different name? I did not find one, though. 75.108.94.227 (talk) 13:35, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Special musical treat showing a very well bred animal. Martinevans123 (talk) 15:29, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps you'd prefer some well-bred Danish visitors? Martinevans123 (talk) 00:07, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Antonello da Messina - St Jerome in his study - National Gallery London.jpg

Antonello da Messina - St Jerome in his study - National Gallery London.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Ambrogio de Predis - Bianca Maria Sforza - Google Art Project.jpg

Ambrogio de Predis - Bianca Maria Sforza - Google Art Project.jpg
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DYK for A Boyar Wedding Feast

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

grammar check

pronk?

"...is a painting by the Netherlandish artist Pieter Aertsen (1508–1575)."

Is that a word, Netherlandish?  :-)     75.108.94.227 (talk) 23:02, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

...well, ish. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:51, 4 December 2015 (UTC)


  • WHOA, what weird plants... !!! They look guilty somehow... Hafspajen (talk) 15:27, 8 December 2015 (UTC)


Art

Hi Hafs- Could you please remind me of the pieces you would still like. I apologize, life has been very busy and I'm getting ready for a five week trip starting at the end of the month...--01:35, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Zelfportret - Hendrikus van de Sande Bakhuyzen.jpg

Zelfportret - Hendrikus van de Sande Bakhuyzen.jpg
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A barnstar for Haffy!

Fine Arts Star.png The Barnstar of Fine Arts
Thanks for your great work in developing A Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms. The article provides a detailed overview of the painting, and your work is appreciated. North America1000 05:57, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Also, the article was moved to main namespace on 7 December 2015‎, so six days left to create a DYK nom if you're still interested in doing so (per my talk page where you said "I do the DYK?, OK?".) Go for it if you'd still like to. Cheers, North America1000 16:12, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
please; DO THE DYK. I can donate one of my stuff, I think I still have like ... 7 left somewhere. And co-nom with Chris, right? This is my Christmas present for you two. Hafspajen (talk) 16:16, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
' Crisco 1492... Hafspajen (talk) 16:29, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

...

enlightenment
Lucia in Vienna 4.jpg
thank you
Stability-ball-abdominal-crunch-2.gif The Barnstar of ...
…for your good sense Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:47, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Hm, maybe... but I was asked not too. Hafspajen (talk) 16:56, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:58, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, but...

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I was pinged in your comments to Phil's page but I think it is unwise for me to respond there since she has asked me not to post on her talk page.
As you can see here and here, in November I asked Phil not to take potshots at me. I haven't been looking at her contributions, we just run into each other on user talk pages and when we do, she often makes a snide remark. As I said in my final comment to her, "I know I can't change your mind about me but I just ask that when you feel that impulse to say something negative about me, please resist it. And, of course, I will do likewise. Let's focus on improving Wikipedia. I appreciate the contributions of all editors, even ones that seemingly can't stand me." To that, she responded by deleting my post with the edit summary, "None of these are insults nor uncivil/disrespectful unlike your comments. Stop your pathetic blatant personal attacks against me, grow up & learn some integrity." That was where things were left until Sunday.
Regardless of her feelings about me, I have no ill will towards Phil and tried to disarm her insults with humor but that backfired. All I want is to edit without the insults. That's it. We all contribute to Wikipedia in different ways. And I don't think rehashing issues surrounding my painful RfA does anyone any good. Like others have said, enough drama, let's all move on and get back to work! But I appreciate your effort at trying to broker a peace arrangement. Liz Read! Talk! 20:59, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Yes, Liz is right. Efforts to broker peace arrangements are to be heartily supported and praised. They often get overlooked and trampled in the rush to apportion some more blame, and create yet more drama and acrimony, at AN/I. So you get my vote, Hafs. Well done. Martinevans123 (talk) 23:27, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
Heartily seconded. More bridge building and less use of C4 would be good around here. Irondome (talk) 23:35, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
Nice. I hope the two can avoid tracking one another. I would also suggest, if I may (I'm definitely not taking sides here; please be assured of that), that Liz avoid tracking Eric and avoid responding to him or talking about him. I personally think that creates a lot of bad blood on many fronts. Let's all just edit in our own spheres and avoid the drama as much as possible, and if the other parties show up in the same discussion or page, just ignore them. Live and let live. Thanks all. Softlavender (talk) 07:00, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
I'm not tracking anyone, Softlavender. If another editor and I have the same user talk pages or noticeboards on our Watchlists, it is not tracking another editor if you end up contributing to the same discussion. I often run into you at ANI and I'm not tracking your contributions, we both just regularly check it.
And since I was the target of the ire, maybe your advice should be given as well to the editors who make snide remarks to me and about me (don't worry, it's a short list). I would be ecstatic if they would ignore me. I tried to bring it to an end but was unsuccessful. Liz Read! Talk! 14:47, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

Adoration of the Shepherds

Shepherd, with her sheepdog.

Hi Hafs-

I uploaded the image you requested from the Google Art Project, but am now puzzled. The links you left on my page do indeed contain a painting by the same artist, with the same title and year, but it is not the same image. Wanting to be certain before replacing the existing image (poor quality) with a different image (higher quality) of the same name, artist, etc., I did a google search on the painting title and on the artist. Results did not once show the new upload, while the existing file was there. I'm not sure how to proceed, or what this means. I hope that you (or any of your talk page followers) could perhaps offer some advice. Thanks in advance.--Godot13 (talk) 05:18, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

  • (talk page watcher) Old Honthorst knocked 'em out it seems- the Uffizi has got Adoration with shepherds of 1616 and the remains of Adoration of the shepherds of 1620 (wrecked by a car bomb in 1993). The two 1622 versions are in two different German museums. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 20:36, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Godot13 - yes. Basically is the same picture ... but this one is the only one available on Google art project... The other version has some kind of emblem, too, that MIGHT raise issues at FP too... So, considering that this is rather high quality scan, I think that using it and changing it might not be a bad decision... Hafspajen (talk) 11:38, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Godot13 - made the nom, just post and sign ... Merry Cristmas everybody!!!Hafspajen (talk) 12:23, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

...

I have an image of an image, this is what was able to find, but it is not my dream, not laughing, one angel instead of two, for example,- help and illumination welcome, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:25, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

Donald Mattison

Food for thought. His lillies didn't need gilding. 7&6=thirteen () 20:15, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks....!!! Hafspajen (talk) 12:26, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!!

Hafspajen (talk) 12:28, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Ein Schmusekätzchen kommt vorbei.

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Best before Christmas ;)

Polentarion Talk 16:01, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!

A very happy Christmas and New Year to you! Scrooges third visitor-John Leech,1843.jpg


May 2016 bring you joy, happiness – and no trolls or vandals!

All the best

Gavin / – SchroCat (talk) 16:17, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Season's Greetings

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To You and Yours!

FWiW Bzuk (talk) 16:43, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks!!! Hafspajen (talk) 13:16, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Season's Greetings

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Season's Greetings
A very happy holidays to you! --Godot13 (talk) 21:43, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Yo Ho Ho

Allow others to flood your page with seasonal greetings because Christmas is coming... Jim Carter 13:03, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Yippie!! Thanks. Hafspajen (talk) 13:12, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Season's Greetings!

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  • Thanks North!! The brother of Meat-stall. We could try Egg dance soon ... you know what I mean. Hafspajen (talk) 13:11, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Nadolig Llawen

Thanks, Mele, very moody. Hafspajen (talk) 10:47, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

(Season's Greetings)

Viggo Johansen: Happy Christmas (1891)
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
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Frohe Weinachten und
alles gute zur neuen Jahr!
Wesołych Świąt i
Szczęśliwego nowego roku!
Linksmų Kalėdų ir
laimingų Naujųjų Metų!

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Sca (talk)
THanks, Sca, that's a nice picture! Hafspajen (talk) 13:09, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

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Wikiclaus' cheer !

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Michael Q. Schmidt talkback is wishing you the happiest of Wikiclaus' Wikipedian good cheer.
This message is intended to celebrate the holiday season, promote WikiCheer, and to hopefully make your day just a little bit better, for Wikiclaus encourages us all to spread smiles, fellowship, and seasonal good cheer by wishing others a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone with whom you had disagreements in the past, a good friend, or just some random person.
Share the good feelings and the happiest of holiday spirits from Wikiclaus ! Christmas tree.svg Face-smile.svg Christmas tree.svg Face-smile.svg Christmas tree.svg Face-smile.svg Christmas tree.svg
Thanks, Michael, Santa in bondage, that's new!! :) Hafspajen (talk) 13:08, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Solstice & Season's greetings

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Best wishes to you and your family. And thank you for all you do to make Wikipedia better. 7&6=thirteen () 13:21, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
Aren't you glad you aren't paying he electric bill! {:<{)> 7&6=thirteen () 13:56, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas!!
Hello, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year,

Thanks for all your help on the 'pedia! Face-smile.svg

   –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 16:20, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks, Davey!!! Hafspajen (talk) 13:07, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

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A Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms - Pieter Aertsen - Google Cultural Institute.jpg
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A very merry Yuletide to you


Thanks, Yngvadottir !! By the way; I have references to the Yule-log. There is -was a tradition of putting logs in the fire. Reason= because it was the longest night when the fire was not allowed to be without continuous ... whatever, Hafspajen (talk) 13:05, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

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Hoho

Weihnachtsmann im schnee.JPG 🍁 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🎄
Enjoy the holiday season, gutes Heimkommen and thanks for everything you do to maintain, improve, and expand Wikipedia.

Cheers, Polentarion Talk 03:57, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

  • Thanks!!! If I may... Hafspajen (talk) 13:02, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
Much too polite! You may. (A) secular collegue(s) tried to get heimkommen on the mainpage for Christmas eve in German "Schon gewußt?", but there was an and there is an AfD with a lot of shouting and anything about marketing is wrotten. Funny thing that is. All the best! Polentarion Talk 13:22, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
HAHAHAHA! By the way, Polent-Serten, are you interested in translating German articles?? Hafspajen (talk) 13:24, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Best wishes for the holidays...

L'Adoration des bergers, 1633, Londres, National Gallery.jpg Season's Greetings
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year! Adoration of the Shepherds (Poussin) is my Wiki-Christmas card to all for this year. Johnbod (talk) 10:26, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
YAY!! In style! Thanks! Hafspajen (talk) 13:52, 23 December 2015 (UTC)


Seasons Greetings

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Christmas! Christmas, everywhere,
on every talk page, I do dispair
Seasons being greeted and Wikibreaks told,
but still time for a little more editing, for being WP:BOLD!
So go on, go forth and enjoy beyond concern
Your Wiki will be waiting for when you return.

Thank you for your never-ceasing artistic flair! Have a wonderful New Years -- samtar whisper 14:11, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, Samtar ... !!!Hafspajen (talk) 10:48, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Wonderful holidays

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Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! --Tremonist (talk) 15:15, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

It's that time of year...

Christmas tree worm, (Spirobranchus gigantic)
Time To Spread Some Happy Holiday Cheer!!
I decorated a special kind of Christmas tree in the spirit of the season.

What's especially nice about the digitized version is that it doesn't need water,

and it won't catch fire.
Wishing you a joyous holiday season...
...and a prosperous New Year!! 🍸🎁 🎉

Atsme📞📧 15:26, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
Pure pun-ishment. [9]
  • ? Punishment? Looks nice! Hafspajen (talk) 10:52, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Greetings

Season's greetings and all the best in the upcoming New Year! Brandmeistertalk 15:40, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

THANKS!! Hafspajen (talk) 11:17, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Christmas greetings

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Hafspajen! I hope 2016 turns out to be a much better year for you than this one was.

Corinne (talk) 16:36, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
Hah, well. Who knows. Hafspajen (talk) 10:49, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and happy new year

Merry Christmas and happy new year. (:

--Pine

  • May it be peace, Pine. Hafspajen (talk) 10:52, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Thank you kindly

Lovely choice of painting. Happy editing into the new year! :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:19, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!!
May you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

Thanks for all your help and support, and of course all your work, on Wikipedia!

   – Onel5969 TT me 03:50, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
I wish upon that star, Onel, thanks! Hafspajen (talk) 10:51, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Christmas fern, with new leaves

Christmas Fern Polystichum acrostichoides Early Plant 2448px.jpg Happy Christmas and a wonderful new year
Wishing you a very happy Christmas and 2016 full of good things. May every troll you've ever encountered turn over a new leaf. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 18:37, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Looks Curly, that new leaf... Hafspajen (talk) 10:50, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Season's Greetings

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CMR Xmas greeting.jpg
Wishing you a Charlie Brown
Charlie Russell Christmas! 🎄
Best wishes for your Christmas
Is all you get from me
'Cause I ain't no Santa Claus
Don't own no Christmas tree.
But if wishes was health and money
I'd fill your buck-skin poke
Your doctor would go hungry
An' you never would be broke."
—C.M. Russell, Christmas greeting 1914.
Montanabw(talk)
Thanks, Montanabw!! Hafspajen (talk) 10:45, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy Holidays

La danse (I) by Matisse.jpg
Season's greetings!
I hope this holiday season is festive and fulfilling and filled with love and kindness, and that 2016 will be successful and rewarding...Modernist (talk) 00:06, 25 December 2015 (UTC)
  • This painting ... our teachers made us paint as a giant mural....but it wasn't as good as the original, when ready.- Rather the opposite. Hafspajen (talk) 10:56, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas Haffy : DreamSparrow Chat 10:07, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

And now for 2016

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A view of Lake Bondhus in Norway, and in the background of the Bondhus Glacier, part of the Folgefonna Glacier.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 15:46, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Best wishes for the holidays... this what we hope for!

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Wenceslas Hollar - A lion standing, after Dürer (State 1).jpg Season's Greetings
Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year!

Best wishes for the holidays... but who knows...

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Adolf Eberle Eine erfolgreiche Jagd.jpg Season's Greetings
Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year!

Please

Rubens-Höllensturz.jpg

Could you help me by taking a look at the article about Clara Henry. I dont understand why the External links section doesnt show when I save the edits. Regards,--BabbaQ (talk) 19:51, 29 December 2015 (UTC)


Padovanino Venus durmiente con angelitos col par.jpg Season's Greetings'Season's Greetings'Season's Greetings
A Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year!

Nice!

VidGajsek - White carpet and a white hat.jpg

That's a nice pic with your Greetings, too. Looks kinda like Vilnius, though I guess it isn't. (Especially this year! Glad to say we got some snow on the 23rd where I live.) Sca (talk) 15:33, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Yes it is IS VILNIUS-ISH, isn't it? But it is some other country. Hafspajen (talk) 16:46, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year 2016!

2016 Happy New Year.png Happy New Year 2016
Looking forward to working with you in 2016! Or even just leaving some pretty pictures on each other's talkpages. ;) Rosiestep (talk) 17:40, 30 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, Rosie!!! Hafspajen (talk) 18:07, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Müller?

Seonamsa Daeungjeon (Main Hall) 11-06962.JPG
Marie Müller Landsknecht.jpg

2016

Happy New Year .jpg
Happy New Year 2016!
Did you know ... that back in 1885, Wikipedia editors wrote Good Articles with axes, hammers and chisels?

Thank you for your contributions to this encyclopedia using 21st century technology. I hope you don't get any unneccessary blisters.
Cullen328 Let's discuss it 22:34, 30 December 2015 (UTC)    –

!

Jesus said: I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

Gerda Arendt, I want peace bell too!! Face-smile.svgHafspajen (talk) 12:57, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

2016
RyoanJi-Kane.jpg
peace bell

Sorry for being slow, needed food ... Thank you for your imaginative support, - thanks with my review, and the peace bell by Yunshui! - Everybody can pass this, - a QAIbox is easily modified, from the original monster to peace. If you look at my review you might get an idea how to get your lead images in a row, thank Alakzi, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:37, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, but taking it is not the same as geting it, thanks, Gerda! Hafspajen (talk) 16:23, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
And here's some important gender equality promotion from Bolton. But at least it involves an Evans. Martinevans123 (talk) 13:46, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
WHOAA!! Hafspajen (talk) 13:48, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Here's another

Friedensglocke, Dessau sca
Església de Sant Jaume d'Entensa.jpg

Yeah, that is very interesting. Do they ring on it? On what occasions? Hafspajen (talk) 17:30, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

All I know is what's in the article (link in caption). Sca (talk) 17:57, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

'A meeting poinf for .... someting. Hafspajen (talk) 18:02, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
If only all the AK-47s in the world could be melted down & made into peace bells. Sca (talk) 00:15, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
PS: Haffy, your talk is up to 21,000 words. Sca (talk) Face-grin.svg
Yes, it is... must fix the mess some day, Scaa. Hafspajen (talk) 23:33, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
Bell's Scotch Whisky barrel, patiently awaiting Hogmanay .... or perhaps you'd prefer some of this!
  • Whisky for everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, Marty.Hafspajen (talk) 18:06, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Svensk Whisky AB... uhuh. Hafspajen (talk) 18:37, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Hafs, thank you. He's so sweet! Yngvadottir (talk) 19:50, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

2016

Happy New Year .jpg
Happy New Year!
Hello Hafspajen:

Did you know ... that back in 1885, Wikipedia editors wrote Good Articles with axes, hammers and chisels?

Thank you for your contributions to this encyclopedia using 21st century technology. I hope you don't get any unneccessary blisters.

North America1000 20:34, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Spread the WikiLove; use {{subst:Happy New Year elves}} to send this message

Charlie Russell

Hi Haf, I am SOOOOO glad you have turned your eye to Charles Marion Russell (aka "Charlie Russell" or "CMR"). One image we don't have at commons that should be is The Exalted Ruler (examples here, here, story here, and in short, we don't have images of the Russells at the C. M. Russell Museum Complex, though it might be possible for me to set up a road trip there (or maybe User:Tim1965 might have photos of the place and the paintings there). Anyway, let me know how to help you and support your image magic. (I'm doing a happy dance...!) Montanabw(talk) 21:31, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Do you know in what museum the The Exalted Ruler is, Montanabw? Hafspajen (talk) 21:38, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
There are a GREAT amount of high quality files HERE - MUCH MUCH better quality than the ones used in the article:
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/indian-women-moving/agEESaPi2_rcAA?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/in-the-enemy-s-country/eQEUB40ID4F6nA?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/medicine-man/GwEaZiYgG_KuBg?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/crow-indians-hunting-elk/aQGBwlVi1RO2gg?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/lost-in-a-snowstorm-we-are-friends/sgHhDe8-Z6ADaA?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/the-medicine-man/cgE02ebrTjoCng?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/smoke-talk/qgFqcPPyP67hdw?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/christmas-at-the-line-camp/pwEGLk17R_Y2WA?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/i-beat-you-to-it/FgHXLieNEV6lLg?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/the-buffalo-hunt-no-39/HAEswK73IzRLPw?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/a-tight-dally-and-a-loose-latigo/tgGuANXTBwtwWQ?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/cowboy-camp-during-the-roundup/_QHORDrBavV9Xw?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/indian-scouting-party/XQF5KTKQZFXE1w?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/christmas-dinner-for-the-men-on-the-trail/DAG_9LsQSH6ELw?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/intercepted-wagon-train/6QEhtjH-MPZJ9w?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/christmas-dinner-for-the-men-on-the-trail/DAG_9LsQSH6ELw?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/intercepted-wagon-train/6QEhtjH-MPZJ9w?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/when-mules-wear-diamonds/lwHOO6Tsg4XieA?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/bringing-home-the-meat/JAFW114D33Ggjw?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/indian-sighting-buffalo/3wFqFl0RbYO7vg?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/roping-em/dAHtiuM_jp9_Mg?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/caught-napping/XQGIcofbfUnYEA?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/wildmans-truce/OAHwCuHMV5hd_w?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/lewis-and-clark-on-the-lower-columbia/dAGLPgLPdC0P9Q?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/roping-a-wolf/OAHnFTxJ2hhP1g?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/running-fight-between-crees-and-blackfeet-old-style-warfare/egGbS7DWQFk9Uw?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/huntsman-and-dogs/_AF1pjSLcz2MSQ?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/bucking-horse-and-cowgirl/nAGhMKane3un7w?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/wild-horse-hunters/LgFYZ5MY7QAVfg?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/breaking-camp/zAE1mRigGGZBgQ?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/loops-and-swift-horses-are-surer-than-lead/5AEMa8mSw4b4hg?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/approach-of-the-white-men/9gGXou9qixDspQ?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/the-posse/XQFmKToX2qiY-Q?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/when-mules-wear-diamonds/lwHOO6Tsg4XieA?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/smoke-signal/PAEvcTG4JXlXHw?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/the-stand-crossing-the-missouri/kQGsyjeuFt5mzg?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/bucking-horse-and-cowboy/-QEN4M2ZlyDocg?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/a-piegan-flirtation/ewE5zjy5wr2BRA?projectId=art-project

. . . .https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/bronco-busting/KQGIrHu4K-04Iw?projectId=art-project

Also drawings:
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/mrs-corbet-lifted-him-by-the-ears-and-put-him-out/TwFMSn5efBZq5w?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/bold-hunters-heavens-a-grizzly-bear/GwGiaa14zKnLYA?projectId=art-project (funny..)
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/staw-with-him/jQHBKTj7HXgKVQ?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/the-hide-trade-of-old-california/TAEkxZ1CtqtW4g?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/a-mandan-village/ggGFBQ-axAsdUA?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/the-fight-between-the-two-had-been-a-lively-one/igFA-CG7iz-ceQ?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/the-bear-in-the-park-are-awfully-tame/zQGSy6rfCMz02Q?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/have-one-on-me/cwEwoNA4Qj4mJg?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/before-the-white-man-came/BwF8djvbG62-_Q?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/nattuce/5gFMeOnTj7Of1Q?projectId=art-project
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/the-picture-robe/OQEztCDACF4cgg?projectId=art-project

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/contrast-in-artist-s-salons-my-studio-as-mother-thought/CwH_trFxhTxJBA?projectId=art-project

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/entity/%2Fm%2F01y0c5?projectId=art-project
  • I agree. How to get them all into Commons and then to replace the images in there? (Yes, the ones there are sometimes stuff I took at the Historical Society museum with a point and shoot camera!) I'm game to help, but wonder if there's an automated script like you can use with Flickr. Montanabw(talk) 23:05, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
I believe "The Exalted Ruler" is at the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls. FYI, some useful stuff might be available in the article C. M. Russell Museum Complex. I have the biography of Russell, Charles M. Russell: The Life and Legend of America's Cowboy Artist by John Taliaferro. Some day, I was gonna work on the Charlie Russell article but never got around to it. If you need help with info from that book, I can certainly provide it! :) - Tim1965 (talk) 03:04, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
Yes, Exalted Ruler is in Great Falls, last I know. There are some decent scans of it out there, what's the rule for grabbing random images of PD artwork off the various museum sites and such? Plenty here: [10] For color balance only, this one (context here) might be good, as one can correct the human's skin tone and then compare the image to flatter scans from other sources. Yes, a mission for Godot13? Montanabw(talk) 04:25, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Uno más – Have a Happy and Daffy New Year Haffy!

Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.
AWWW! LOve it!!!FIREWORKS. Hafspajen (talk) 22:04, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year 2016

Abraham Bloemaert - The adoration of the Magi - Google Art Project.jpg

I was trying to find a song, but a fireworks display will have to do. 7&6=thirteen () 22:10, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

I spoke too soon. Enjoy! 7&6=thirteen () 22:39, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Hafspajen (talk) 16:11, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Wishing you a happy. prosperous, peaceful and joyous 2016

Anton Doll Am Heimweg von der Sonntagsmesse.jpg

Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 00:01, 30 February 1935 (UTC)

Thanks Xanty. Hafspajen (talk) 16:11, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Hafspajen!

Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Gerard van Honthorst - Adoration of the Shepherds (1622).jpg

Gerard van Honthorst - Adoration of the Shepherds (1622).jpg
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+

Eanger Irving Couse: Elk-Foot of the Taos Tribe
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Susanna and the Elders (Tintoretto)


Happy New Year, Hafspajen!

Charles R. Knight New Years's Card.jpg
Godt Nytaar! 1916.jpg
(Unknown artist, Norway, 1916)

Yes

Woonkamer vol keurig geklede kinderen die bij de kerstboom dansen.jpg

This is exactly how my family celebrated Christmas. Drmies (talk) 20:42, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Carl Holsøe

A rather messy start made. The source given in Danish Wikipedia is frankly nasty about his work, and I need to look for more sources anyway. I also need to track down a source for who is who in that quintiple portrait. However, now I must go to bed. Yngvadottir (talk) 13:55, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for A Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Anton van Dyck - The Vision of the Blessed Hermann Joseph - Google Art Project.jpg

Anton van Dyck - The Vision of the Blessed Hermann Joseph - Google Art Project.jpg
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Meat stall painting

This sign reads in Flemish as: "behind here are 154 rods of land for sale immediately, either by the rod according to your convenience or all at once."

Regarding the post from North America above: I asked Hafs about the sign, and he sent the explanation at left:

(The unit of area probably should be translated as rood, not rod.)

I don't see how this could be interpreted as "a warning to society at that time." Sca (talk)

Upon reconsideration, I can. Sca (talk) 01:46, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

N.b. See the source below, which is used in the article to verify content. North America1000 02:08, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
Houghton, Charlotte M. (March 2001). "A Topical Reference to Urban Controversy in Pieter Aertsen's 'Meat Stall'" (PDF). Vol. 143, No. 1176. The Burlington Magazine. pp. 158–160.  (subscription required)
Read that & reconsidered. Sca (talk) 15:05, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
OK, so that's settled, good. Hafspajen (talk) 15:12, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

As Paley said....

There is always beauty in the world, if one looks in the right direction. Mr Spiky
Time Saving Truth from Falsehood and Envy.jpg

Isn't that madness hacking someone's computer? Yes it is. Broking into ones private computer, planning evil deeds day after day ... Is this the way Wikipedia was meant to work? If I don't like your ideas, I will hack your computer? Was this what Wikipedia was meant to be? In the dark, in the shadows ... I will make this dark deed ... I will break up your files, sneak and search... I will violate your privacy, your home, your thoughts. And .... Nobody will know, nobody will care. Hacking is a poisonous invisible attack. Is this the way we are supposed to build Wikipedia? A nice, collaborative project=? Is this the way things will happen from now on? This is how it is going to work? No respect for any rules, laws ... It is not about only me. It I bout us. It is about our efforts ... Was. Hafspajen (talk) 17:35, 13 January 2016 (UTC)




To my friends

Remember, I always loved you very much. All of you. Hafspajen (talk) 17:35, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

@Hafspajen: well as an editor who hardly knows you, you seem very lovely and a pleasure to edit with Face-smile.svg is everything okay? -- samtar whisper 17:58, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
@Hafspajen: I've been wondering where you went. Please don't let the meanie drive you off. It is still about us working together making an encyclopedia. There's Holsøe waiting for you to make his page look better, and so many other things we could all have fun on ... Yngvadottir (talk) 19:43, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
@Hafspajen: Reading above, you may wish to do the following:
  • Download and install the free Malwarebytes Anti-Virus/Malware from here (or here should that link fail)
  • Run a full scan using the above
Hopefully that will find something, but if not let me know Face-smile.svg -- samtar whisper 20:23, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Charles Marion Russell – Smoke of a .45 – Google Art Project.jpg

Charles Marion Russell – Smoke of a .45 – Google Art Project.jpg
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Tiepolo Immaculate Conception - location

The Tiepolo article says it's in the Prado in Madrid? Blythwood (talk) 22:07, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Fixed now. Blythwood (talk) 08:04, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Meanwhile, up on the roof ...

Glass of Rioja anyone? —————————————— Someone must have let Picasso out of his cage again. – sca
Martinevans123 (talk) 22:46, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Drink ..?
Yes please.
But do keep away from the 'edge
... clipped beech hedge in Germany
— | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 14:09, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

IN the middle of the heat

I found some feminist sources for the Taharrush gamea in German and transfered them to the en and frWPs. Helping hands are welcome. Polentarion Talk 19:23, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Les Grandes Baigneuses

Nice article. At first, I didn't notice that it was one of your children orphans. {:>{)> 7&6=thirteen () 17:58, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Haffy, re Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Les Grandes Baigneuses (Renoir), you might be interested in a question I raised about "in the large." Sca (talk) 17:50, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
Sca and Hafspajen, I had already raised it at Talk:Les Grandes Baigneuses (Renoir)#Description. I just added an additional comment right under Sca's at the FP page. I was kind of waiting for Hafs to respond on the article's talk page. Corinne (talk) 23:25, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

The Immaculate Conception (Tiepolo)

Nice work. Ceoil (talk) 20:20, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Opinion on categories that locate paintings in a town, region, country

I have started the process. Not the most fun thing to do, but if time, place, and manner are important, then this should be. Many of the entries for specific town are about a specific museum or collection, some are not.Rococo1700 (talk) 13:07, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Matthew the Apostle

Hafspajen and watchers – What do you think of this edit to Matthew the Apostle and what the editor plans to do (see edit summary)? Corinne (talk) 20:03, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Johan Christian Claussen Dahl – View from Stalheim – Google Art Project.jpg

Johan Christian Claussen Dahl – View from Stalheim – Google Art Project.jpg
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Happy New Year!!!

Chinese New Year decorations along New Bridge Road, Singapore - 20150215.jpg
Singapore Dragon-used-for-traditional-dragondance-01.jpg

I'm a week early, but knowing me I'll forget. So, I'll wish you a happy Chinese New Year there in Singapore!!! Send me some photos. Don't eat too much Chicken feet for your dim sum meal. Mmmm, love that stuff. Bgwhite (talk) 09:09, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Google Cultural Institute

Hi, Would you give an answer on Commons please? ;) c:User talk:Yann#Questions. Regards, Yann (talk) 14:00, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Jules-Élie Delaunay

Hafspajen, and any talk page watchers -- I was just reading the article on Jules-Élie Delaunay. In the second paragraph we read that Delaunay

  • ...abandoned the ideal of Raphaelesque perfection for the sincerity and severity of the quattrocentists.

"Quattrocentists" is a red link, so I was looking for something I might be able to link it to. I found the article Quattrocento. The first sentence of that article says that "Quattrocento" is the "cultural and artistic events of 15th century Italy". However, Delaunay lived in the 19th century. Was Delaunay really adopting a style of the 15th century? Very puzzling. Corinne (talk) 22:30, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary

Two years ago ...
Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg
international image inspiration
... you were recipient
no. 753 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:05, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

News from Prussia: 40 Girls schools and 110 pictures

Bubiköpfe at Chemistry 1926

Dear Hafspajen, User:Polentarion/reifenstein is under translation, de:Benutzer:Polentarion/ListeRstSch a longer list with elder pics in progress. Feedback is welcome. Polentarion Talk 17:04, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

I miss you

POL Lwów COA.svg Semper fidelis
My pages are lonely.

Your presence is missed.
Wishing you well.
Spring cannot be far behind. 7&6=thirteen () 22:36, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification

Hi Hafs,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Tom Roberts - Shearing the rams - Google Art Project.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on April 12, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-04-12. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:52, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

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Ferrari to Begin Using Hellcat Engines 7&6=thirteen () 18:44, 1 April 2016 (UTC) Happy 16th day after the Ides of March

FP Nomination

Tobias and the Angel - Filippino Lippi.jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Tobias and the Angel - Filippino Lippi.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. -The Herald (Benison)the joy of the LORDmy strength 15:24, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Some dim sum for you!

Xiao Long Bao dumplings.jpg Thanks for your contributions to Wikipedia. North America1000 08:36, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

Editor of the Week : nominations needed!

The Editor of the Week initiative has been recognizing editors since 2013 for their hard work and dedication. Editing Wikipedia can be disheartening and tedious at times; the weekly Editor of the Week award lets its recipients know that their positive behaviour and collaborative spirit is appreciated. The response from the honorees has been enthusiastic and thankful.

The list of nominees is running short, and so new nominations are needed for consideration. Have you come across someone in your editing circle who deserves a pat on the back for improving article prose regularly, making it easier to understand? Or perhaps someone has stepped in to mediate a contentious dispute, and did an excellent job. Do you know someone who hasn't received many accolades and is deserving of greater renown? Is there an editor who does lots of little tasks well, such as cleaning up citations?

Please help us thank editors who display sustained patterns of excellence, working tirelessly in the background out of the spotlight, by submitting your nomination for Editor of the Week today!

Sent on behalf of Buster Seven Talk for the Editor of the Week initiative by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:18, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification

Hi Haffy,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Jan Vermeer - The Art of Painting - Google Art Project.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on May 12, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-05-12. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:26, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

New article for you (and a Finnish friend)

Fabianinkatu 17. I wish you were here to arrange the images nicely. Yngvadottir (talk) 20:02, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

There's a DYK there about 10 tonnes of coffee beans, but for the life of me I can't frame it into anything comrehensibl comehen sensible. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 05:46, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification

Hi Hafspajen,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Kitagawa Utamaro - Toji san bijin (Three Beauties of the Present Day)From Bijin-ga (Pictures of Beautiful Women), published by Tsutaya Juzaburo - Google Art Project.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on June 1, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-06-01. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:47, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification

Hi Hafspajen,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Sir Anthony Van Dyck - Charles I (1600-49) - Google Art Project.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on June 18, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-06-18. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:19, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification

Hi Hafspajen,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Hipp hipp hurra! Konstnärsfest på Skagen - Peder Severin Krøyer.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on June 29, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-06-29. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:06, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification

Hi Hafspajen,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Vincent van Gogh - Almond blossom - Google Art Project.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on July 30, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-07-30. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:56, 13 July 2016 (UTC)