User talk:Hchc2009

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Your GA nomination of Southsea Castle[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Tilbury Fort[edit]

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Assessment/J. R. Kealoha[edit]

Let me know if you can possibly give this another review. I am trying to get it eventually to feature article status as a very short featured articles. Thank you!--KAVEBEAR (talk) 05:26, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Apologies for the delay, have reviewed. Best of luck with it! Hchc2009 (talk) 23:49, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Tilbury Fort[edit]

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Good article reassessment: Hyazinth Graf Strachwitz[edit]

A community good article reassessment has been started for the article on Hyazinth Graf Strachwitz, an article which you edited. The reassessment page can be found here. Interested editors are encouraged to take part and comment on whether they believe the article still meets the GA criteria, or to provide suggestions about how it could be improved so that it can retain its GA status. K.e.coffman (talk) 04:47, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

``I've been editing on Wikipedia since 2009, so I'm still relatively new."[edit]

I thought this comment at the top of your userpage was pretty funny, considering that Wikipedia itself only got started in 2001. In fact, have you considered running for adminship? Nsk92 (talk) 19:49, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

I still think of myself as pretty new - there's always more to learn around here, and its a good state of mind to maintain! On the admin side, I doubt that I'd have the occasion to use most of the more technical tools and I'd feel awkward about asking the community to trust me with them. If we went down the "unpacking admin tools" route, I might be more tempted, but I don't think we're near a consensus on that yet. Hchc2009 (talk) 19:54, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
You are of course right on the first point, but it was still a funny comment to make -:). Regarding adminship, I sort of agree with you in general, and I also would like to see a substantial degree of unbundling of the adminship toolkit. Still, there is certainly a place for content-oriented admins even now. E.g. at DYK, FA, ITN and other things related to the main page, there are many functions that only admins can perform. You could, just as an experiment, ask for some feedback at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Optional RfA candidate poll. Explain your reservations there and see what others think. Anyway, just a thought. Nsk92 (talk) 20:11, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Hay Castle[edit]

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Neville–Neville feud[edit]

Hi Hchc, hope you're well! Just wondered if you could take a look at this latest one, and advise on the layout? Frankly, I think it looks pretty crap- too busy, pretty messy? But if you could cast your jaundiced eye over it and recommend any stylistic alterations...? No rush of course.

Have a great weekend :) Muffled Pocketed 16:20, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
Will take a look tomorrow - you too! Hchc2009 (talk) 18:04, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
  • I've taken a quick copy-editing stab at the paragraph structure; see what you think; pls revert if they don't work for you!
  • In terms of layout, you're probably ok, but it is a tiny bit busy on my screen. I'd be inclined to remove the Beaufort picture, and "upright" Ralph's, which would ease the flow. You could then left justify Raby Castle into the "background" section, which would make it even smoother.
  • Did the Neville arms really have a patterned red background, btw? I'd have thought it would have been plain red.
  • An interesting piece - thanks for writing it! Hchc2009 (talk) 07:26, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks very much! Taken your suggestions on board, and it looks much better. Do you think, if you've got time
I think you got cut off there... :) Hchc2009 (talk) 11:14, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, sorry about that... must be a bad line ;) Can't remember now, but anyway, I've gone through it implementing the relevant points you raised about the Bonville-Courtenay feud peer review (double quotes, caps etc). What you reckon? Muffled Pocketed 12:22, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Hull Castle[edit]

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York Castle[edit]

Instead of keep reverting, why not format the references correctly yourself, then post the diff to EdwardUK's talk page. That way, he might actually learn what he is doing wrong. Part of editing Wikipedia is collaboration, is it not? Also, you don't own the article. Good faith editing is encouraged, even if such editing is not optimal. Mjroots (talk) 18:33, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the talkpage message, most other pages I've looked at use a different citation style so it took me a while but think I've worked out where I was going wrong - it didn't help that when I tried to cut+paste the text that the italic tags kept changing into quotation marks, (very frustrating) EdwardUK (talk) 18:48, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Hull Castle[edit]

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WWI directory[edit]

Hi there. Apologies for the impersonal nature of this post. I am sending this short note to a number of people who were involved (some still are) with World War I topics, letting them know about a WWI projects directory that I've started (in my userspace for now). Would you be able to look and see if there is anything you might be able to add or advice on what is most useful? If you want any follow ups, please put your name on the talk page. Many thanks. Carcharoth (talk) 22:22, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Hay Castle[edit]

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Haughley[edit]

Sorry about this I was endeavouring to produce using the archive in our village I'm somewhat new to all this. I think you will get this message I'm not sure if this is the way to reply? Vanfluff (talk) 19:23, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

No problem. Can I check (because I don't want to cause offence by teaching anyone to suck eggs!) how familiar you are with writing academic articles or essays? You mention on your page that you're the chair of a local history group, so if I was to draw comparisons between how to write on the wiki, and how academics use citations etc., would that be helpful? Hchc2009 (talk) 19:46, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Thank you I do appreciate your help. We are so new to Wikipedia and not quite sure how and what to do. We have so much information and things to share but we are now loathed to share it and spend time in case it is deleted so not sure what to do. What do you suggest as we only fit this in when we have time. I don't think there is a conflict of interest as some of us merely live in the village Vanfluff (talk) 08:23, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Empress Matilda[edit]

Why do you keep wiping out my work? What is wrong with what I have written? I have cited several books, and in fact, the new facts which have been added are relatively few. Much of my work is about for clarity and context. There is nothing untrue or offensive in what I have written, no abuse, no large-scale deletions. There seems to be something mindless about this rubbing out of other people's work. I wish you would be reasonable.

I'd advise that you take up the discussion on the talk page of the article; three different editors have now observed that the changes are not an improvement. Hchc2009 (talk) 19:04, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
You are the second person to ask that I should take the discussion to the talk page, so I have done that. I hope you will now state, on that talk page, why the changes are unacceptable.

Your GA nomination of Deal Castle[edit]

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The West Country Challenge[edit]

I presume you have heard about The West Country Challenge?

The The West Country Challenge will take place from 8 to 28 August 2016. The idea is to create and improve articles about Bristol, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

The format will be based on Wales's successful Awaken the Dragon which saw over 1000 article improvements and creations and 65 GAs/FAs. As with the Dragon contest, the focus is more on improving core articles and breathing new life into those older stale articles and stubs which might otherwise not get edited in years. All contributions, including new articles, are welcome though.

Work on any of the items at:

or other articles relating to the area.

There will be sub contests focusing on particular areas:

To sign up or get more information visit the contest pages at Wikipedia:WikiProject England/The West Country Challenge.— Rod talk 16:51, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for organising this Rod; will see what I can contribute. Hchc2009 (talk) 17:07, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Quarterly Milhist Reviewing Award[edit]

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On behalf of the Milhist coordinators, you are hereby awarded the Milhist reviewing award (2 stripes) for reviewing a total of 4 Milhist articles during the period March to June 2016. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:22, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Keep track of upcoming reviews. Just copy and paste {{WPMILHIST Review alerts}} to your user space

Thanks Peacemaker! Hchc2009 (talk) 12:53, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

New Buckenham[edit]

Reliable sourcing...?

Hope all well! Muffled Pocketed 11:07, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
Will take a look... Hchc2009 (talk) 12:53, 24 July 2016 (UTC)