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ukexpat (talk) 21:20, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Steamtown, USA[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:02, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Well done! —Bruce1eetalk 06:04, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Humphrey Atherton[edit]

-- Cirt (talk) 06:02, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Steamtown, USA FAC[edit]

Hi Ishtar. I'm going to remove the FAC for Steamtown, USA pending the OTRS stuff. As soon as you get that resolved, feel free to re-nominate the article for FAC, even if it hasn't been two weeks. Karanacs (talk) 14:47, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Re: Questions about Steamtown photos[edit]

Sfoskett's visit is becoming irregular, so there is still hope that he might come back. The crux of the issue is that we want to be reasonably sure (with evidence) that the uploader is the copyright owner; there have been cases of users who helped their friends upload images and later these friends said they did not agree to the licensing stated. Taking your own photographs and uploading them with the appropriate information is the quickest way to handle this issue. Jappalang (talk) 00:35, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Ann Hibbins[edit]

RlevseTalk 00:03, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Margaret Jones (Puritan midwife)[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 12:02, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

DYK for October the 31st (The Fall Guy episode)[edit]

RlevseTalk 00:02, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

DYK nomination of John Howland[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of John Howland at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! cmadler (talk) 20:57, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Humphrey Atherton[edit]

The article Humphrey Atherton you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Humphrey Atherton for eventual comments about the article. Well done! Aaron north (T/C) 21:04, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Hershey Bar(bara)[edit]

Hi, quick note to say I will be revisiting the GA review in the next day or so, just had a few other things to take care of lately... Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 16:37, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Wenlock Christison[edit]

You did excellent work on the Wenlock Christison article, and I was pleased to remove the tag on it. With the kind of work you did on this and other articles, I suggest that you consider requesting Wikipedia:Autopatrolled status. --DThomsen8 (talk) 15:36, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

DYK Review note[edit]

DYK review note: Thank you for your review of Template:Did you know nominations/Murder of Jacqueline Thomas. There are still some issues concerning this nomination that may need to be clarified; please respond on that page as soon as possible. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 03:42, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Wenlock Christison[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Help request[edit]

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I started the article Chardon High School shooting and it is being vandalized constantly. One of the worst things is that editors were reporting in the article that someone has died before they actually did. When there was one fatality they reported 2 (by name) When there were 2 they reported 3 and now that there are 3 someone put in several places that there were 4 (by name). There is actually no indication that there will be a forth fatality so that last one was really uncalled for. I just had to make five manual edits to undo the damage that one editor did (and that was an experienced long time editor). It would really be helpful if the article could be semi-protected so that unregistered editors could not do what they have been doing. Good thing I am on vacation. Thank you for your help.--Ishtar456 (talk) 01:06, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Requests for page protection and mention the Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons concerns, or use {{admin help}} here or the talk page. Dru of Id (talk) 02:14, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks.--Ishtar456 (talk) 02:28, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
Anytime. :D Dru of Id (talk) 04:53, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Chardon High School shooting[edit]

Thank you for your help on Chardon High School shooting. I had some issues with some of you edits, however. First of all it is not appropriate terms such as Chardon Healing Fund to be in bold. It is appropriate for it to be linked in red, like it was, because it set it up to be a future wikilink. It is also appropriate for there to be external links to the churches where they event have been held since article on those churches are unlikely to ever be developed. I cannot automatically reverse these edits, because you did them while I was editing so I am an going to do them manually. That means I have to double my effort. I have put a lot into this article and I respectfully request that you use care with your edits. Thanks a lot.--Ishtar456 (talk) 23:20, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

I must disagree. There is no reason to believe that such a fund will ever have its own article. It is specifically derived from the shooting and therefore it is significant within its context. This is why I have given it a minor status as it will not have major status such as a section and certainly not an article. As for the external links, you should reasonably assume that a person can use search engines and the text of the article to find community relations and current community information. Please realize what Wikipedia is, and what Wikipedia is not. As for your concerns about my edits being done while yours are being done, I suggest you make smaller time periods between edits to prevent this problem.--SidP (talk) 23:30, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Wilder Rd., Chardon Township[edit]

Re Chardon High School shooting: I found a source from and will add it once I'm done here. Mapsax (talk) 02:35, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

When I found that article in a search, I also saw one to; taking that link, I saw that it was an AP article as included in the Cincinnati Enquirer. Usually those are republished newspaper articles, and sure enough, I found the original text in an article in the local paper. I will add that as the first source, since newspaper article access tends to be more stable than that to TV news reports online. I also kept the parentheses since the sentences seemed too disjunct without them. Mapsax (talk) 03:13, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Wilder Road house[edit]

I understand your rationale for using "was" since you want to reflect the time during the search, which of course is in the past. However, it still seems to me that "is" is more appropriate; otherwise, it seems to me that with the current wording the article is trying to convey that for some reason the house was demolished after the search. I don't follow your "not newspaper" reasoning, since that would actually support my argument (newspapers report on specific events in the context of when they happened; encyclopedias, wiki or not, give a general synopsis of a particular subject). Is this addressed somewhere in the MOS? Mapsax (talk) 02:46, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

the entire article is in the past tense as it is expected to be there, well, forever. Newspapers, on the other hand are writing in and for the here and now so they can be written in the present tense. The problem is writing a current event as if it is in the past tense, but that it what has to be done (IMO). I will work on rewording it so that no verb-to-be has to be in the sentence, but for now "was" sounds better to me than "is". It is in agreement with the tone of the rest of the article.--Ishtar456 (talk) 03:02, 3 March 2012 (UTC)


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DYK Check[edit]

Hi Ishtar, it looks like the problem is the time zone that you're using (UTC-5?), so that an edit at 02:57 UTC on the 27th appears to you as an edit at 21:57 on the 26th. All timings for comparisons at DYK are done using UTC. To install DYKcheck, follow the instructions at User:Shubinator/DYKcheck. Cheers, Mikenorton (talk) 21:51, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

It took me a while to remember :). Open the above link and click on the 'your skin.js' link and it should open a page for the skin that you're using. The just copy and paste in the line highlighted below that into that page and save it. The link should appear at the bottom of your toolbox list (that's on the left hand side of the page below the 'interaction' and 'navigation' boxes). Once it's there, you're in business. Good luck! Mikenorton (talk) 23:32, 3 March 2012 (UTC)


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Thank you for your interest in an article with a history, your review with a sense for quality and improvement, and your approval. If you like, you can continue with the article reviewed, a fighter for Human rights. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:22, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks again, it made Main page history, pictured, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:47, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

I know. That's great. --Ishtar456 (talk) 18:57, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Improved further, look at the top of my talk, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:25, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Passion: He was despised --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:37, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
Now the author's gem is today's good story (hidden message: "open mind"), awesome Wikipedian of 4 April 2012 ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:17, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
A year ago, you were the 47th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, you are an awesome Wikipedian! - I miss the photographer, again, and put "Letting go of the past" on top of my talk, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:33, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Harwell, Nottinghamshire[edit]

You seem to be making things exceptionally difficult. I suggest you look at it again.♦ Dr. Blofeld 23:21, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

I have altered the hook. I normally assume good faith but you seemed intent on it not being good enough for DYK.♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:56, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Its your duty to see an article you review is properly assessed if the problems you identify have been addressed. Again I'm getting negative vibes from you, have I done something to offend you in the past? I'm disheartened with DYK as it is, so when I see reviewers trying to make life tough for DYK contributors I really have little patience with them. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:43, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

1. no, you did not do anything to offend me...until now. I felt as if I explained the problems several times to you and I was getting no where. I finally X'd the nom when it seemed to me that you were not going to fix the problem. I certainly was not going to change my mind. I have had a recent review removed from prep. and it is not my intention to be that kind of reviewer. When you posted here yesterday, you did not even mention that you had changed the hook. All you had to do was say "I changed the hook, can you take another look at it". I certainly would have under those circumstances. It seemed reasonable to me for me to abandon the process when you come on to my user page and accused me of "making things exceptionally difficult"
2 I very recently suggested on the DYK discussion page that it should be a policy to that a reviewer finish a review once he/she starts it. I was told that that was unreasonable. So, I know I had no duty to continue that review, especially when you had been so contentious to me off the official discussion.
3. If you are disheartened by DYK, either become part of the solution to the problems that are bothering you or take a break from it. This experience with you has certainly disheartened me, especially the comments you made after your nom passed and you had what you wanted.
  • Just as a side note: Your nom has been there only a couple of days. Mine has been there a week (just under yours) and no one has touched it. It would have been far better for me to have made a quick pass of your nom (as I have done in the past) which is what I expected when I started it. then maybe you would have seen mine and considered doing it. But once I realized that you were going to be stubborn about the problem I gave up. 'nuf said. Let's move on. --Ishtar456 (talk) 21:45, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

I appreciate your response and explanation. Thanks for that. I don't mind reviewers suggesting a way to improve the articles/hooks, maybe if you suggested removing the "main feature" part in the beginning we'd have quickly solved it. If you want any articles reviewed I'd be happy to do it. My point was that sometimes it feels like contributing to DYK is not worth it especially when it seemed as if you were happy to fail it and leave it at that. I saw that as negative. I said that when all of the new restriction were imposed starting with the review for review thing which whilst it reduces the backlog some of us at times, myself included, really don't feel like doing it. At times it feels like a chore rather than enjoying reviewing, at least tht's how I feel about it at times. At least with GA review I can choose to do so when I want and quite like reviewing good articles at times. Anyway no hard feelings.♦ Dr. Blofeld 22:37, 5 March 2012 (UTC)


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Template:Did you know nominations/Chardon High School shooting[edit]

I've already taken a look at it. If you really want an article of mine to look at, there's a double nom for Nemoe Karma and I Wayan Gobiah that's been up for a week and a half. The nom for Teaserama may be easier though as all the sources are online and in English. Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:47, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

It is time for me to go to work now, so I will look at your noms later, if you trust me (I am doubting myself a lot right now).--Ishtar456 (talk) 11:21, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
  • No need to worry about it; we all make mistakes. Just one review is fine, but even that isn't necessary if you don't feel up to it. I'm paraphrasing some of those quotes right now. Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:46, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
I love what you have done, except for the last paragraph, Analysis section. He did not write it, he said it to a reporter. I think that that is one in particular that needs to stay. In the meantime, I took out the whole Social media section and reduced it to one paragraph as I really do not think that it is relavant to the legal case or the reflection upon what happened. I will start a discussion about this on the talk page, but I think that its importance has passed. Thanks again for your help. I am at work so I will look more carefully at the paraphrasing when I get home.--Ishtar456 (talk) 15:15, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
  • No problem. I did the paraphrasing by section, so undoing one should be fairly simple if you disagree. Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:24, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

I did Teaserama, but I did not see the actual hook online, just some other excerps, so I accepted in GF. That review was almost too easy. I don't usually find the easy ones.--Ishtar456 (talk) 21:58, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Estelle Manville[edit]

I rephrased and added another reference as regards to DYK: Estelle Manville Bernadotte. --Bruzaholm (talk) 11:17, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Image problem[edit]

{{helpme}} I am trying to add this image to Invisible Children, Inc, but for some reason it does not work. Thanks.--Ishtar456 (talk) 23:19, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Sorted with this edit. Let me know if anything is unclear. AJCham 23:39, 9 March 2012 (UTC)


By the way, when adding images to infoboxes it's useful to check the template page for usage guidance (in this case, Template:Infobox non-profit). Unfortunately our infoboxes are inconsistent when it comes to image parameters. Some only need the filename, others also require the File: prefix, and yet others (such as this one) require you to enter the full image markup. AJCham 23:47, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

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DYK for Chardon High School shooting[edit]

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I nominated an article for FA review on Talk:Steamtown, USA, but I accidentally initiated the nomination twice. The 3rd nomination was done in error and I do not know how to correct it. Can someone please help?--Ishtar456 (talk) 15:40, 11 March 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for all your work on it - I commented on the article's talk page, but I am fine with removing the section. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 16:35, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

I do not know where the rest came from - sorry. I am super busy IRL and cannot help much now. I see there are things in the lead which are not repeated in the article (like McDade) - it might be best to withdraw the nomination. If it has no comments yet, you could even have it deleted under {{db-g7}}. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 17:39, 11 March 2012 (UTC)


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Template:Did you know nominations/Illinois Central Railroad No. 790[edit]

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Your contributed article, Sandboxtwo[edit]

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Your article - Age of Steam Roundhouse[edit]

I was looking at your interesting Age of Steam Roundhouse article up for Do You Know....March 17. Then I looked at Google Maps. I like to see things on Google Maps. Why can't I see this roundhouse on the map? Then it occurred to me this might be an elaborate hoax. You don't seem to have any citations other than the website itself. How about adding the coords to the article. --GroveGuy (talk) 16:04, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for the interest in the article. It is pretty slim on citations. It is also a work in progress. It is not a hoax. You can check it out on their website. My interest in it stems from the fact that they own 4 locomotives that were in the possession of a tourist attraction that I used to visit when I was a kid. There are not many sources as it has not been open to the public yet. Besides their website, I have also cited the website of the architect and also a newspaper article about the latest locomotive they purchased in November, 2011. It is located on Smokey Lane, Sugarcreek, Ohio. I do not really know much about how to post coordinates. The fact that Jerry Joe Jacobson sold OCRR and kept all his vintage equipment is mentioned in many places, but no everyone is aware yet that he built this roundhouse. Take Care,--Ishtar456 (talk) 16:15, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

On the website there is a page called "What We Are Doing" where it says this is a 34 acre farm 2 1/2 miles south of Sugarcreek. It is located on a road called Smokey Lane and located immediately adjacent to the Ohio Central Railroad main line track. I see all this on Google Maps. But I don't see any spurs from the railroad. Not on Bing maps either. You sent me a message about Morehead News. That makes me think this is not a hoax. Also you sent me a message saying the Google Map was dated 2006. Could you tell me how you know that? --GroveGuy (talk) 16:39, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

I added coords to your article. I see it on Mapquest. You don't need to send me a photo.--GroveGuy (talk) 17:21, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Here is a Youtube video: Must be nice to have a quarter of a billion dollars.--GroveGuy (talk) 17:40, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Note that if you click on the coords and go to GoogleMaps - the map - you are also given a photo on the left of the roundhouse. Can you tell me how you know the GoogleMaps is dated 2006? --GroveGuy (talk) 18:00, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Age of Steam Roundhouse[edit]

Thanks from me and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 00:03, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg Thanks for doing the long-delayed re-review of the DYK nom for Madeline Rogero. Orlady (talk) 04:19, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Reviewing DYK nominations[edit]

Twice this morning I have tried to write a DYK nomination review and have conflicted with one you have just written. I was prompted to do some reviews by the fact that there is a large backlog of unreviewed nominations at present. Keep up the good work! (I wondered whether you were the same person as ishtar, an ODP editor at one time?) Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:36, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Re: Princess Irene[edit]

Took your advice re: lead-thanks again! We hope (talk) 01:56, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Curt Roberts[edit]

I left a reply on the page wondering if I could hold it to April 5th. I thought it was 5x expansion, but a bit short, and waited over 10 days for the review so I couldn't fix concerns. Thanks Secret account 03:23, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Margaret Bechstein Hays[edit]

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I can work on it somewhat, you want all the references formatted ?Nocturnal781 (talk) 02:09, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

I have finished adding the correct citation templates I believe. Nocturnal781 (talk) 03:56, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
Hi, sorry about that but its Shelling of StepanakertNocturnal781 (talk) 16:22, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

My DYK nominations[edit]

Hey Ishtar, I addressed concerns for the Ali al-Sulayhi and Jubbet ad-Dib nominations. I'll work on the issues relating to Hana Shalabi tomorrow. Thanks for reviewing the noms and for your patience. --Al Ameer son (talk) 02:26, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

"Did you know" hook for Princess Irene of the Netherlands[edit]

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To let you know, the ALT1 you created there successfully became promoted and then featured in the main page. Yes, I nominated the articles as part of DYK, but you deserve a lot of credit for a clean hook that got promoted. Also, credits goes to we hope for contributions to the article. Congratulations! George Ho (talk) 09:36, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Borsig Palace[edit]

Hallo Ishtar,

I watched back on the Talk page of Ultracobalt. I found out that another guy (the nominator of this article) answered on his behalf on his talk page long time ago, but I have been awaiting an answer on the DYK template page. Moreover, I don't understand whether this guy is talking with me or with the creator (or maybe with you? :-)) In other words, big mess... :-( What can we do now? Anyway, I think that the place to talk about a DYK nomination should be the related DYK template page... Alex2006 (talk) 14:38, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

I was thinking the same thing. That way every one who reviews it knows the full story.--Ishtar456 (talk) 16:55, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Illinois Central Railroad No. 790[edit]

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Congrats to another good one! Reviewer of reviewers, could you cast an eye on my nomination for Schiersteiner Kantorei? It occured only last night to me that they celebrate 50 years and sing on Saturday, would be nice to have it appear then. Btw, something went wrong with the template I reviewed for it, Marion, Utah, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:01, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Sorry, I'm taking another break form reviewing. i got a nom pulled of the front page. When that happens I know I have to take a break. I am going to finish the one I started, but I am not taking on any new ones right now.--Ishtar456 (talk) 14:26, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Figure out: did you see where the link WP:Great Dismal Swamp goes? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:13, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
  • This victim of the swamp returned to editing, and the former has the PreciousCornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg article for peer review ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:15, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

DYK: Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region[edit]

Is is referenced... --TIAYN (talk) 14:38, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you[edit]

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Thank you[edit]

I don't know that my post was bold so much as detailed and specific. I find that it helps in situations like that to spell things out as clearly as possible. After I made my "final" post, it dawned on me that the other party had displayed an excellent example of the problem and all I really needed to do was put that into focus. Perhaps that's what you were referring to as bold, the brief addendum, but it really wasn't. It's just the act of shining a light into darkness, it makes the darkness vanish. Marrante (talk) 20:35, 30 March 2012 (UTC)


Hello Ishtar,

I was not able to be on Wikipedia for a bit. Both of the issues mentioned on the nomination are actually non-issues. The first sentence of the development section is wikilinked to the source of the quote, and the chief's name appears on the official website linked right underneath.

Could you help put this back up, as you said that there were no real issues.

Thank you, Aslbsl (talk) 13:49, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

An award for you[edit]

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Golden Wiki Award

In recognition of all the work you’ve done lately! (talk) 23:04, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

GA nomination of Otis Redding[edit]

I have provided a second opinion on the nomination and tried to satisfy one of the concerns you raised.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 16:24, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Margaret Bechstein Hays‎[edit]

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Congratulations to a titanic DYK! One of the victims rose from the swamp! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 00:12, 15 April 2012 (UTC)



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DYK for Helen Jonas-Rosenzweig[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:07, 26 April 2012 (UTC)


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WP:FOUR for Steamtown, USA[edit]

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Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Steamtown, USA. TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 00:45, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

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GA review of Charles Melville Hays[edit]

I have started the review of Charles Melville Hays and thought I would mention it here as it is a long time since you nominated it. Bob1960evens (talk) 11:02, 10 May 2012 (UTC)


There are two WP:RFCs at WP:FOUR. The first is to conflate issues so as to keep people from expressing meaningful opinions. The second, by me, is claimed to be less than neutral by proponents of the first. Please look at the second one, which I think is much better.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 06:42, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Steamtown, U.S.A.[edit]


I replied to your comments there. Just dropping a note in case you miss it as you said you're not around much.

Storm in a teacup about some silly tagging and a badly thought out response to your help request with the retagging, in my opinion. The second user was probably just trying to help but didn't look properly...

Happy to remove the tags for you, but frankly, just do it yourself if you like. Either way works.

But comment there if you like...

Enjoyed the article, by the way, boys never grow out of trains, and I'm one of them. Cheers. Begoontalk 15:49, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Well handled, sir. It's on my watchlist now, so don't feel you need to be worried or start being active again just to watch it like a hawk (though you can if you like, and it would be great if you did - editors like yourself coming back in sufficient numbers just might save the place from its descent into petty bureaucratic nonsense Face-smile.svg). I despair sometimes at our introvert nature. If it's not all written for the readers, then what are we doing? See you around... Begoontalk 19:11, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

FAR notice[edit]

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Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]


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Article proposed for deletion[edit]

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Main Page appearance: Steamtown, U.S.A.[edit]

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A Steamtown excursion in Vermont

Steamtown, U.S.A. was a steam locomotive museum that ran steam excursions out of North Walpole, New Hampshire, and Bellows Falls, Vermont, from the 1960s to 1983. The museum was founded by millionaire seafood industrialist F. Nelson Blount and was operated by the Steamtown Foundation after his death in 1967. Due to Vermont's air quality regulations restricting steam excursions, declining visitor attendance, and track use disputes, some of the collection was relocated to Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the mid-1980s and the rest was sold. Steamtown, U.S.A. failed to attract the expected 200,000–400,000 visitors in Scranton and, facing bankruptcy, it sold more of the collection. In 1986, the U.S. House of Representatives approved funding to begin the process of making it a National Historic Site. Historical research was carried out by the National Park Service (NPS) on the remaining equipment. By 1995, Steamtown had been acquired and developed by the NPS as the Steamtown National Historic Site with a $66 million allocation. Several more pieces have been removed from the collection as a result of the government acquisition. Part of the Blount collection is still on display in Scranton. (Full article...)

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Precious again to see that on the Main page, where I enjoy The Lord bless you and keep you --Gerda Arendt (talk) 00:41, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

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