|A Note on threading:
Interpersonal communication does not work when messages are left on individual users' talk pages rather than threaded, especially when a third party wishes to read or reply.
Being a "bear of very little brain", I get easily confused when trying to follow conversations that bounce back and forth, so I've decided to try the convention that many others seem to use, aggregation of messages on either your talk page or my talk page. If the conversation is about an article I will try to aggregate on the article's talk page.
I may mess up, don't worry, I'll find it eventually. Ping me if you really need to.
please note this is a personal preference rather than a matter of site policy
(From User:John/Pooh policy)
The Signpost: 6 February 2017
A barnstar for you!
A few requests
I'm not sure how busy you are at the moment, but if you are looking for articles to turn your talents towards, there are a few at FAC where I'd appreciate someone checking the prose. There is Nyuserre Ini (FAC here), Ben Crosby (FAC here) and House of Music (FAC here). None of them have anything glaring, but prose reviews are hard to come by, and if you find yourself with any time, your help on any of these would be appreciated as always. If not, no worries! Sarastro1 (talk) 00:49, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
Do you remember haing made audio samples for peace and joy? In the FAC, there are questions about them, - could you please take a look, because I don't even understand the questions, FUR, seems to have to do with licensing. - Happy Valentine's Day, flower on my talk! Of all New Year's cards, I kept yours ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:46, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
Other, less good things
Galicia and Galicia ?
Hello John ! Perhaps you could help me a bit. In Spain, there is a province called Galicia. But in Poland and Ukraine there is also a province with that name, but I have seen it spelled as "Galizia" (or possibly "Galizien"). Anyways, do you think it would be wrong to spell Galicia (Eastern Europe) as Galizia, in order to solve the confusion with Galicia (Spain). As I see it, does this come down to the English language and (possibly ?) how well the Galicia (Eastern Europe) is known , in English. If you have any thoughts about this issue, that is. The eastern province was involved in the First World War Eastern Front (between the Russians and the Austro-Hungarians, I think) Cheers ! Boeing720 (talk) 19:01, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
March Madness 2017
G'day all, please be advised that throughout March 2017 the Military history Wikiproject is running its March Madness drive. This is a backlog drive that is focused on several key areas:
As with past Milhist drives, there are points awarded for working on articles in the targeted areas, with barnstars being awarded at the end for different levels of achievement.
The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project, although only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the military history scope will be considered eligible. More information can be found here for those that are interested, and members can sign up as participants at that page also.
The drive starts at 00:01 UTC on 1 March and runs until 23:59 UTC on 31 March 2017, so please sign up now.