User talk:Hegvald

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Thanks[edit]

Thank you for your support at my RfA. I will do my best to live up to people's confidence in me. Yngvadottir (talk) 18:23, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Flo Parish[edit]

Thank you for helping me with this article ;) --Tobias1984 (talk) 08:53, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

About your move[edit]

Move review for Riksdag[edit]

An editor has asked for a Move review of Riksdag. Because you closed the move discussion for this page, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the move review. Railie May (talk) 21:58, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Interwiki links[edit]

Hello Hegvald and thanks for your contributions. When you add new articles that already exists in other language versions, such as Axel Kock, it would be useful if you also added interwiki links, see Help:Interwiki linking. Or at least in those cases when you know about the other articles. :-) Greetings, Tomas e (talk) 11:51, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

No humor, please![edit]

Stopsmile.gif Dear Hegvald: Your edits, as in this diff, have shown traces of a sense of humor, which is disruptive of the serious, somber, and relentlessly grim mood that so many other good people in all walks of life have exhibited just before burning out entirely. Be advised that if you continue on this present course, you run the risk of enjoying yourself while at work on this project, and you may even have a similar effect on other editors. Please consider very carefully whether you want to be responsible for such consequences. Thank you. -- — Sebastian 20:00, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Wilhelmina von Hallwyl[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 08:02, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Your revert of my move[edit]

I see you reverted my move of Swedish emigration to the United States to Swedish immigration to the United States. Sorry if I come off sounding like your high–school English teacher, but it is indeed a question of grammar and you have moved it back to an incorrect state. The two words are not synonymous – in fact, they are antonyms. See wikt:emigrate. Both "emigrate to" and "immigrate from" are incorrect constructs in the English language and the use of the term "Swedish emigration to the United States" creates ambiguity – did the author really mean "Swedish emigration from the United States" or "Swedish immigration to the United States"? It is clearly grammatically incorrect, but which one of those two grammatical errors has the author made? The way you have restored it is like saying "Swedish people leaving to the United States" – you can tell it sounds wrong, and you can most likely divine the author's intent, but there's clearly an error in there and that creates the ambiguity. For reference please see [1], [2], and [3], or just Google it enough to confirm it to your own satisfaction and then move it back. If you have additional concerns, I am happy to discuss them with you here or on the article talk page. Sorry if I'm ranting, but the decline of the English language is one of my pet peeves and we shouldn't be contributing to it – especially not in the voice of Wikipedia. Thanks, Mojoworker (talk) 22:02, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

That these are different words with different meanings was exactly my point, but that is not a grammatical distinction. The article is about emigration from Sweden, which went mostly to the US. But the focus of the article is on the emigration and its social and political circumstances within Sweden, not on the immigration to and settlement in the US, even though it is obviously impossible to completely separate these aspects of the same process. I think you are approaching this from a US-centric perspective, rather than seeing that there are two sides of the coin.
(There were other targets of Swedish long-distance emigration of the same period, such as Argentina, Australia and New Zealand, but the circumstances in each case are so specific that I can understand why the author chose to limit this article on the emigration directed towards the US.)
My suggestion would be for you to discuss this with User:Bishonen, who is the main author of the article. Part of my reason for reverting your move was a point Bishonen made in a recent edit comment, when reverting a change similar to yours. --Hegvald (talk) 11:59, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
OK, I see your point about focusing on emigration, but my contention is still that one cannot emigrate to anywhere – it is a grammatical impossibility. I will take it up with Bishonen, but if I'm understanding you correctly, then moving the article to something like Emigration from Sweden to the United States would handle both of our concerns. Please correct me if I've misinterpreted you. Thanks, Mojoworker (talk) 16:42, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
As far as I am concerned, Emigration from Sweden to the United States looks fine, but go through WP:RM in any case. In the case of a featured article, there is the likelihood of old discussions and decisions about scope and title that you should take into account and address. --Hegvald (talk) 12:10, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Input request at DYK: Nils Kock nomination[edit]

I have added an additional ALT-hook at the DYK nomination of Nils Kock; per your comments. Much appreciated. If you can, please have another look. Thank for your original input, GenQuest "Talk to Me" 21:24, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

University art museums and galleries[edit]

Hi Hegvald, I can see why you were tempted to move the University art museums and galleries to University art museums and galleries in the United States, but would it be better to leave the title as it is and add a {{Globalize}} clean up template? From what I understand of the conversation of other editors at AfC, they thought an article on University art museums was a valid split from the Art museum article. Unless there are some specific issues unique to the USA, it seems worthy of a general title. Sionk (talk) 12:06, 1 July 2014 (UTC)