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Nomination of Nathan's Garden for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Nathan's Garden is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Nathan's Garden until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. User:HopsonRoad 01:40, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Article reviewed but forgot to patrol[edit]

Dear Ken Gallager,

i Want to thank you for taking your time to edit https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babasola_Ogunwa article

Notice it wasn't patrol after your edit, will like to request you use your good office to patrol the article to be live on google.

Looking forward to a positive response/ patrol of the article.

Thanks. Prince Kekeocha (talk) 08:37, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

State Forest v. Other areas owned and protected by the state[edit]

Hi Ken. There doesn't seem to be a "State Forest" designation in New Hampshire. State lands often have the name state forest in them but others don't. Should the list article be expanded to include similarly protected areas that don't happen to be called state forests? Or am I missing something and there is more to New Hampshires state forests than what's in their name? FloridaArmy (talk) 03:40, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi. There are two divisions in the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources which manage lands. The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation manages the state parks, which are more recreation oriented, while the Division of Forests and Lands manages the other lands, such as state forests. It's not clear to me which body maintains the other things that are on the list, such as Natural Areas. Overall, I would proceed with caution in terms of deciding which lands merit an article. I don't believe every property owned by DNCR needs one. You might consider starting with the largest properties, e.g. greater than 1,000 acres. If there are any trail networks or other developed recreation on a state forest, that's good, too. Fox State Forest comes to mind. Small state forests, such as Craney Hill for example, which is being used for mineral rather than lumber extraction, probably aren't notable enough for an article. For comparison, consider that New Hampshire has a lot of lakes and rivers; however, in general only lakes larger than 100 acres and rivers with a certain size of watershed have articles. Best wishes, --Ken Gallager (talk) 13:13, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Article about New Hampshire Route 127[edit]

I appreciate all the information about the state roads. However, NH 127 is the major road through Webster, NH, but the town is not mentioned at all in this article. It should be listed between Warner and Salisbury. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Hampshire_Route_127 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sioux1242 (talkcontribs) 14:14, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi - Webster was originally listed in the box, but because there are no intersections with other numbered highways in the town, another editor removed it. I will copy your request to the Route 127 talk page, where everyone interested in the article can see it and comment/fix/etc. --Ken Gallager (talk) 15:38, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Mt Resolution[edit]

Have you any information about Mt Resolution? According to an 1882 source, quoting Samuel Bemis:

"“Report,” said I [the author], “credits you with naming most of the mountains which overlook the intervale.”
“Yes,” replied the doctor [Bemis], “Resolution, over there”—indicating the mountain allied to Crawford, and to the ridge which forms one of the buttresses of Mount Washington—“I named in recognition of the perseverance of Mr. Davis, who became discouraged while making a path to Mount Washington in 1845.”"

Davis will likely be Nathaniel T. P. Davis, who created the path in 1845 per the Crawford family article sources. - Sitush (talk) 17:16, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

That's a good story quoted there! I don't have any further information at my fingertips. I could consult the AMC White Mountain Guide later today, but I doubt it will have any choice bits. --Ken Gallager (talk) 17:30, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
It didn't. --Ken Gallager (talk) 12:11, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
OK, thanks for looking. - Sitush (talk) 15:27, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
It came from this, which I think I have also seen scanned at archive.org. If the AMC guide even mentions Mt Resolution then that would likely be enough to tack the info on to the end of the stuff we already have regarding placenames associated with the Crawford family. And, of course, perhaps also to that recently created article of yours about some other mountain where I subsequently added a note about Davis. - Sitush (talk) 17:47, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Concord stagecoach[edit]

Hi Ken, have you ever seen any suggestion that Abbot or Downing held any patent over the thoroughbrace suspension design? I thought I remembered a suggestion that they did when I wrote up the article about them some months ago but I've never come across any statement making that claim. Any thoughts? Thanks, Eddaido (talk) 11:03, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

I have not, but I'll look around. Best wishes, --Ken Gallager (talk) 12:11, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of Jessica Fitzwater for deletion[edit]

As a previous contributor, a heads up that a discussion is taking place as to whether the article Jessica Fitzwater is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jessica Fitzwater until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article.Bangabandhu (talk) 20:51, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

David Butler (general)‎[edit]

"just so it sorts properly by the title of the article ... " - Well, yes, now that you point it out. But ... does it really sort them properly by the title of the article? i.e. If all the David Butler articles are just cat sorted by "Butler, David", what sub-order do they actually sorted into? i.e. How can you be sure that David Butler (artist) will come before David Butler (general) when they are both labelled with just "Butler, David"? (And just to clarify, I agree that "Butler, David Matheson" makes the problem worse, not better.) Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 16:27, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

The way the software works, if something in the title, such as "general" or "artist", is not specified, the unspecified thing goes in alphabetically. Conversely, if something is specified that's not in the article title, it goes after all the other things with the same titles. Thus, "Butler, David Matheson" went after all the other David Butler articles. I realize that in this case it was a rather trivial change, but in some categories, especially "Living people", the placement of the article can move around quite a bit depending on what gets specified. --Ken Gallager (talk) 17:28, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

Phillips Exeter principal[edit]

Hey, an edit I just made was undone, changing the name of the principal of Exeter. Lisa MacFarlane stepped down this year, and since the school year is over (with her tenure), I found it fit to change the infobox's entry to the new interim principal, William K. 2601:196:4900:1126:6DDB:CF06:6C80:53A3 (talk) 15:40, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Okay, thanks. The school website hasn't been updated, so I reverted. I haven't checked the article yet, but make sure you add a cite. --Ken Gallager (talk) 01:55, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Swedish Princes[edit]

The Ducal titles of Swedish princes and princesses are secondary to their royal titles, and are not commonly used. Therefore they should not be sorted by ducal titles. --Marbe166 (talk) 17:56, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Mount Sunapee[edit]

facts for Mount Sunapee I want to add the following facts to the Mount Sunapee Page: Is this OK?

EINSTEIN’S THEORY OF RELATIVITY AND MOUNT SUNAPEE: perhaps the most bizarre prediction of general relativity: the idea that not just space, but time itself is distorted by heavy objects. To prove it, a team of physicists, including David Scherer, Microsemi, carried out a remarkable experiment. They used two atomic clocks that were in near perfect sync, accurate to a billionth of a second. The master clock remained at sea level while the second clock was taken to the top of New Hampshire’s Mount Sunapee. General relativity tells us that as you move away from the mass of the planet, time should speed up. After four days at the top of Mount Sunapee, the test clock was taken back to the lab for comparison to the sea level master clock. Gravity, the distortion of space and time, becomes weaker as you move away from the surface of the planet, so while the test clock was up on Mount Sunapee, time sped up, and was 20 nanoseconds, 20 billionths of a second, ahead of the sea level clock. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/inside-einsteins-mind.html joe (talk) 02:49, 18 July 2018 (UTC)Josephbrophy

Hi Joe, this sounds very interesting. If you could find one or two other sources in addition to the Nova link, and if you could tone down language such as "bizarre" and "remarkable", it would be a good addition. --Ken Gallager (talk) 19:22, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

A Dobos torte for you![edit]

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Yum! --Ken Gallager (talk) 13:05, 6 November 2018 (UTC)