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Hello, Le Deluge, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Smallman12q (talk) 02:16, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Battle of the North Inch

Thanks for the infobox addition. I noticed the other day that one hadn't yet been added, so I'm glad someone who knew what they were doing got there before me. - Dudesleeper / Talk 10:26, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Battle of Littleferry

Thanks for your work on the Battle of Littleferry page. I started the article as the Battle of Bonar Bridge because that is the location given in the book I have but I think Littleferry is more acurate. QuintusPetillius (talk) 13:36, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Nice job!

Good job on all the battle and clan articles. Its cool to see so much improvement and the articles look great, particularly Stand-off at the Fords of Arkaig.--Celtus (talk) 09:02, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Stand-off at the Fords of Arkaig

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Anonymous DissidentTalk 13:46, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Battle of Lochaber

Updated DYK query On April 26, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Battle of Lochaber, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 13:10, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

List of battles (geographic)

Hi, I just noticed this list. Not sure if your were aware of it?--Celtus (talk) 05:19, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

No - thanks. Still got a fair bit on my plate, but I'm toying with a Scottish clan battle article to act as a bit of a super-disambiguation page and talk a bit about tactics and weapons, which I don't think we really have anything on at the moment. I think I'll try and work a bit on the Big 3 articles once I've got some more battles out of the way - I've got a bit stuck at the moment. Le Deluge (talk) 07:25, 11 May 2009 (UTC)


Methinks antique examples of the Kynge's subjects' speech doth not suffice when better words exist in modern language. "Borrow me some money" may be understood, it shows that the speaker lacks the vocabulary to use the proper transitive "Loan me some money." Similarly, the past tense of "give" is "gave" and it, if you do not like "donate," then I suggest that "gave" would be better than the adjective "gifted" in this case. --StanZegel (talk) 11:30, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

clan lists

Yes, problems indeed. One possibility for the list is an info type box, listing all the clans as part of the Scottish clan page - giving clan name and nothing else. see User:Czar Brodie/sandbox (colour diferential is armigerous /normal clans), for a test in this field. My thinking is that there is demand for having all the clans listed in one place. Yours ever, Czar Brodie (talk) 14:29, 12 May 2009 (UTC)


I don't think that hits or popularity are any guide to importance. There are other more solid guides than these. Hits may go up or down, according to news stories elsewhere or media etc. Certain other factors such as size, and population, or even historical importance stay much more constant.--MacRusgail (talk) 16:57, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Accessdate parameter

I saw in this diff and this one that you added an "accessmonthday" and/or "accessdaymonth" parameter. Please be informed that these are deprecated. The preferred way is to put day, month, and year together in the "accessdate" parameter. Thank you, Debresser (talk) 19:39, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Scottish heraldry article

I was wondering why you changed the lead in the Scottish Heraldry article. There is clearly a connection between the establishment of a separate heraldic executive in Scotland and the idiosyncrasies of Scottish heraldic practice I have identified. Were there not, Scottish practice would be the same as the rest of the U.K. As to the change of “England” to “United Kingdom”, I originally said “United Kingdom” but, for inexplicable reasons, Tamfang changed it to “England.” My original language for the lead (which I thought superior) is in the May 4 edit.--Tomaterols (talk) 01:24, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

I don't pretend my bit was particularly elegant, but it was really the combined effect of the "England" bit (heading into WP:NPOV problem territory, and drawing an unnecessary distinction between England and Europe) and your original language - "certain" distinctions is getting a bit WP:WEASELy to me, "several distinctive" features more so. Either you say exactly what they are or you just drop words like "several" altogether - I know you get a bit of slack for being vague in the intro, but even so you don't need to be that vague.<g> The intro needs a substantial rewrite/lengthening in any case, to properly summarise the article per WP:LEAD. Anyway, hope that explains where I was coming from - feel free to tweak away.Le Deluge (talk) 01:36, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "drawing an unnecessary distinction between England and Europe." In heraldry there are clear, albeit minor, distinctions between heraldic practice in Scotland, the remainder of the U.K. and other European countries. The systems developed under different heraldic authorities (if any) and are somewhat distinct. That is why separate articles are being constructed. If you felt I was making some sort of political statement (something like "England is better than Europe," for example) that was not at all the case. If not, I need more of an explanation to udnerstand the potential WP:NPOV problem you identify.
Also, can you point me to any leads you think would be helpful examples in reworking this one? Have you written any leads you think I should follow (no pun intended)? I can't say I find the WP:LEAD article especially helpful given that the examples it supplies pertain to more discrete subjects. Heraldry is more a system of abstract principles than a painting, a rock group or a geographic feature. And since Scottish heraldry is, in effect, a subset of the general heraldry article, it seems to me the lead should not focus on heraldry in general but what makes Scottish heraldry different from other heraldic practices. But I don't see that repeating all the various subcategories I have identified in the text in the lead is either necessary or desirable from a stylistic point of view.--Tomaterols (talk) 13:04, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
You misunderstand me - of course we're talking about a distinction between Scotland and (England + Europe), it was just that the existing text seemed to focus as much on the distinctions between (England) and (Europe), which at best was irrelevant and at worst seemed to be introducing some kind of nationalist flavour that didn't belong in a Scottish article. I know it wasn't you that added the England bit, it was nothing personal (but beware of WP:OWNership... <g>). My leads probably aren't that helpful since I tend to steer well clear of such general (hence important!) articles.<g> The obvious thing to do would be to look at any featured articles that were similar - shame there's no heraldry FAs but Heraldry itself and Swedish heraldry would give you some idea. Another thing I do sometimes is just to go through each paragraph of the article and take 2-3 words or a phrase from each para, paste them into a text file, then jiggle them about a bit, delete several, and then use the rest as a template to create the lead. There's definitely an art to it which I don't pretend to be very good at - my edit was more just a drive-by nuking of "several" which is a red flag word for me. :-) Unfortunately leads are arguably the most important bit of the article, and yet it's really hard to get them right - the Clans articles in general are hopeless at them. But I'll happily be a second pair of eyeballs on anything you come up with. Cheers. Le Deluge (talk) 13:47, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. Part of the problem may be that it's difficult to write a lead until an article is finished. But in Wikipedia, an article is never "finished." Anyhow, I have about run out of material on this subject. I only put in the heading on "Burghs" because that material was there when I arrived and I wasn't sure whether to delete it. The Scottish authorities keep changing the burgh organization and heraldry around so that the only reliable source material would be in journals published in the past twenty years or so. None of the (few) books on Scottish heraldry are up to date. There is also one "orphan" sentence at the end of the first section I don't know what to do with either.--Tomaterols (talk) 17:18, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Brazilian battleship Minas Gerais

...that's all you need to click. ;) —Ed 17 (Talk / Contribs) 06:03, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Heh heh, good stuff. :-)) I was only thinking of a Start kinda thing, but don't let me stop you! "Most powerful ship in the world", being fired on by her sister ship, single-handedly changing US foreign policy - told you it was good! :-) Far better than all those dull, dull US BB's.... Of course the law of Wiki-digression does mean that you are now obliged to do the same to Brazilian battleship São Paulo and Minas Gerais class battleship now. :-o)))) I've already been getting distracted this weekend, so many shabby articles, so little time..... Le Deluge (talk) 16:36, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
So, (a) I missed this reply three months ago; sorry. (b) It just failed a FAC...would you be able to take a read-through the article and comment a bit on it here or on the talk page of the article? I just wanted a total third-party editor to read it :)
Replying to the above: yes, it was probably the most fun I have ever had in writing an article. Very, very interesting. Also, though I haven't gotten to the class article, take a look at Sao Paulo ;) —Ed (TalkContribs) 04:54, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
Awesome stuff. :-)) Bit tied up with things just at the minute, but yep, I'd be happy to take a look in a week or two. Now can I tell you about this really interesting minesweeper class from Bolivia....? <g> Le Deluge (talk) 13:29, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
Alright, whenever you get to it. I'm not planning on nomming it again tomorrow. :) Haha good joke. :P Next on my list is O class battlecruiser and my little list at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Maritime warfare task force/Large cruiser classes. I might trundle back in between and work on ARA Moreno. We'll see. —Ed (TalkContribs) 17:28, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Clan MacIntyre & Scottish heraldry

Hi, I just wanted to explain why I’ve made a couple of changes to your recent edits. In Scottish Heraldry I took out the reference you added to "François R. Velde" in note 11 because it didn't make sense. The URL is to the Lyon Court site, not If you had intended to add a URL to it wasn't there. In footnote 12, can you point me to where it says Velde's name should appear with the link there? I can't find this.

Also, in changing the various reference headings in Clan MacIntyre, I think I now understand the change of “Sources” to “References” but don’t understand why it was necessary to remove the “Books and articles referenced” section and just leave the two sections running together. I have revised the headings of the sections containing the various types of references using FA Stigand as the model. If you’re going to change them again, could you please explain the rationale.

It would really help me when your are referring a subpage of the MOS to cite to the specific subpage. I believe what you were following was the wp:layout subpage, but initially, I had no clue why you made the changes. I keep looking for something under "footnoting" or "references" in the main wp:MOS index and couldn’t find anything applicable.

I could use some help on another formatting matter regarding these articles, but I think this is more than enough to post for the moment. Thanks.--Tomaterols (talk) 16:39, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

The Velde thing is a simple mistake - I obviously copy-and-pasted the Heraldica ref as a template, and missed that it had a publisher in it. Thanks for catching it. Basic rationale on the ref sections is trying to unify the clan articles - most of them (not all, admittedly) go for some variation on the "Notes and references" plus a "Bibliography" theme - they don't use names like "Sources", "Footnotes" or "Books and articles referenced". I know WP:CITE goes on a bit about "general" references, but it's all a bit 2005 that - these days a "Bibliography"-type section is merely a warehouse for the "long citations" for books that get mentioned as short references ("Bloggs (2005), p15") in the inline refs. So the intention of pushing the general refs in with the inline refs is to nag people into being more specific. I should have broken out the likes of McIan and Way of Plean into a Bibliography section - I'll just plead the "late at night and getting fed up with rewriting Battle of Harlaw" excuse for not doing so! <g> As for not being more explicit on the WP:MOS sections, there's a bit of that as well, plus I'm typically fixing 4-5 different things at a time - and I didn't really expect anyone to take any notice! Now I've got Harlaw out the way I'll have a bit more freedom to catch up on things like the heraldry article, once I've cleared my head and got a few non-Wiki things out of the way. Le Deluge (talk) 17:41, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

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Excellent work. Given how common this word is as a place name, this was an important thing to find. --Kevlar (talkcontribs) 10:46, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

British Museum Ideas

Can I say - thank you for spending the time to think up all the ideas about things that could be done during this collaboration. Many of them I'm coming close to in one way or another and some are completely new. Thanks! Of course, it won't be possible to achieve everything (especially since I'm only there for 5 weeks) but these kind of longer term things can be taken to the BM to justify why some kind of WP collaboration should be kept ongoing, bringing in new residents every few months or what-have-you. Can I suggest that, during the general discussion section of the afternoon, you might want to get up and propose some of your ideas - especially the one about the BM creating citation systems on their own site? Witty Lama 22:05, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Regarding the cite web tags you mentioned. The BM has this page already: (cee "citation" at the bottom). Do you think you can prepare some kind of citation template for use on Wikipedia referencing the BM catalogue and I can see if I can get the template added to that list of citation styles? Witty Lama 12:44, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Would you be interested in participating on Museum-l? Raul654 (talk) 13:39, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Oh - and by the way - thanks for putting the word out about the Wikipedia:GLAM/BM/Featured Article prize on the various wikiprojects :-) Witty Lama 20:50, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

GANI tool update

Just a note, in case you haven't seen it. I've updated the tool with an option to list articles that don't have any JPG images and updated the database with current data. Mr.Z-man 17:51, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK nomination of ROH The Big Bang!

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Hi, it's not really a problem here. I'm giving a suggestion which I hope you would consider. You can contact me at my talk page if I don't reply soon. Thanks! AngChenrui (talk) 08:59, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
I've replied to your comment on the DYK nominations page. Regards, AngChenrui (talk) 09:29, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Baynard's Castle

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Dark they Were...

Unfortunately the geotag doesn't seem to work for me, I didn't put it there, I'll try from a different browser later. And I don't have any photos from that era, wish I did. Someone put some scans of comic strip ads on the page a while back but they were removed for copyright violations. Sorry not to be more helpful, I do appreciate the work you've done on the page, thanks. James Fryer (talk) 12:37, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Still seems a little way off to me but it's close enough. I don't think the DTW building exists any more but it was closer to the Wardour Street end. —Preceding unsigned comment added by James Fryer (talkcontribs) 13:25, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
Can't see the green arrow at all now? The red pin is close but not on St. Anne's Court. Sorry about the delay replying, I was away. Next time I'm in the area I'll take a look and remember exactly where the shop was. James Fryer (talk) 07:48, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Baynard's Castle

RlevseTalk 06:02, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Just fyi...

I blame you for my great interest in South American warships. :-) —Ed (talkmajestic titan) 08:57, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

I must admit, I felt a propietorial glow at seeing the Rivadavias on DYK. :-) But it's kinda fun how editing WP can take you down all sorts of strange by-ways, I've accidentally been doing the castles of 11th-century London lately. Awesome stuff you're doing with OMT by the way, I've only just seen it. But those articles on Bolivian minesweepers won't write themselves....! Cheers Le Deluge (talk) 09:13, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
As well you should. :-) Exactly. When I started here, I tinkered with 100% in-universe Shannara articles. Now I've flipped to 20th-century warships? Really odd. OMT is awesome. I love the collegial atmosphere; if I'm confused on something, odds are I can just ask any one of them and they'll give me the answer. Yeah yeah, give the minesweepers a rest. :p —Ed (talkmajestic titan) 17:56, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Montfichet's Tower

RlevseTalk 12:02, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Montfichet's Tower and Baynard's Castle

Sorry I didn't take note to your comment on WT:LON about the above articles, but I only stumbled across the reply today. As it happened, I did notice the work you'd put into the two and certainly think they'd pass WP:GA.

As far as Montfichet's Tower is concerned, you've put together what must easily be the most comprehensive account of it online. English Heritage manage about two lines. I don't think I have anything to add; my usual first stop for sources when writing about a particular castle is this site, and the bibliography for Montfichet is quite small so you seem to have things more than covered. Because nothing survives above ground, it was demolished in the 13th century, and the site is approximate, there's nothing to go in an architecture section which can sometimes be tricky. Given that it's pretty comprehensive, it's not a million miles of FA quality in that respect, although the prose could use a little polishing in places.

As is clear from the second article, more is known about Baynard's Castle because it had a much longer history. It too looks in good shape and pretty much comprehensive (although with a more eventful history events could perhaps be expanded upon). Well done on some excellent work and getting the articles to appear at DYK. I'm sure they'll do fine if you nominate them at WP:GAN. Nev1 (talk) 23:20, 24 August 2010 (UTC)


You mentioned that "most en. Wikipedians are in non-baseball countries". I was curious how we know that to be the case? Tx.--Epeefleche (talk) 05:24, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Well there's the problem of defining a "baseball" country - the Cuban league is amateur but it's most definitely a "baseball country", whereas there are/have been (semi-pro) leagues in places that you wouldn't consider as such, and I'm not sure how you'd label eg Canada. To be honest I was just thinking of everyone at List of countries by English-speaking population as a potential en.wikipedian - and the only bat/ball game that India/Pakistan are ever going to be interested in is cricket, ditto the UK. But you prompted me to do a little more research - based on these stats from 6 months ago it looks like servers reporting as US + Japan + Cuba account for 39.12% of total Wikipedia traffic and with a little play in Excel it looks like as of 6 months ago, 53.13% of traffic to came from US-reporting servers. Include Canada (debatable), Japan, Cuba and the Caribbean and you're still just under 60% of traffic to Set against that, the US figure will be over-reported, a lot of multinationals have networks that appear onto the internet from the US, even if the users are in other countries - a similar effect can be seen in the numbers for from "Australian" servers, as a lot of Japan's traffic reports via Aussie IPs. I'm pretty comfortable with the idea that the US is now a minority of traffic on (thinking about it, I'm sure I've seen news reports to that effect somewhere) - and that's before you start thinking about what %age of US residents are aware of baseball jargon. Anyway, the need to {{globalise}} Wikipedia is a pet hobby-horse of mine, and if even 10-20% of readers are unaware of a piece of jargon, that's reason enough to clarify it for something like DYK. Le Deluge (talk) 10:36, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
Tx. I would call Canada and Australia baseball countries. They each have notable baseball leagues. So it would appear that most en wikipedians are from baseball countries. If one looks at English as a first language, the number is even starker.--Epeefleche (talk) 23:54, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Undershaw looks like Monday morning UK time

Undershaw is in the lineup (and the picture will be used), and although Monday morning is not exactly prime time for the UK, it is at least decent. But it will largely be the dead of night in North America. :( Best wishes, Jusdafax 08:40, 29 August 2010 (UTC)


Thank you for made a copy-edit on the DYK hook of the article Who's That Girl (soundtrack). For this reason you deserve two shiny things: TbhotchTalk C. 00:04, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

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Infobox prisoner

I believe I fixed it. Let me know if there is a problem. Thanks, and congrats on being given a day above! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 02:39, 14 September 2010 (UTC)


No input yet arising from your comment at UKgeo of 6 Sept... Only a drive-by article creation of Reculver Abbey, which I've commented on at the Reculver talk page! In the meantime, I've done quite a bit more work on Reculver, can you spare a mo to see what you think, as a fresh pair of eyes? No worries if not, I'm just thinking it's probably time to do a GAN, if it's going to be done... Cheers. Nortonius (talk) 13:19, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Excellent job on Reculver, if I may say so! A thing or two I'll want to fiddle with still, plus I'll want to run through the refs again for consistency - but, your input was exactly the sort of thing I was hoping to see, but didn't feel up to organising myself. I'll be a bit busy IRL for the next day or several, but I'll try to do some fiddling as and when. Cheers. Nortonius (talk) 12:37, 17 September 2010 (UTC)


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DYK Halloween Nom. Grove Church Cemetery

Hey Le Deluge,

either is fine with me, I see that we're approaching 32 Halloween hooks (with the ones being reviewed its up to 23) and I actually have 3 hooks in the Halloween queue already, ha I didn't want to oversaturate it. Anyway, I would be fine if it was done in regular DYK, but it's up to you. Thank you - Theornamentalist (talk) 12:35, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Paddington Waterside

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Hey Deluge, long time no see! Glad to see you editing again! I still blame you for my South American battleship interest... your comment galvanized me to write Minas Geraes, and now look where I am: three more: Rivadavia-class battleship, ARA Moreno, Chilean battleship Almirante Latorre + the Rivadavias are now a featured topic + a sandbox page. Sigh... :-) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 19:26, 7 November 2010 (UTC)


I agree... it's close to GA quality, so close that I've nominated it. user:Andrewmc123's contributions have become a little more sporadic lately, so I'll assume he's busy IRL. Catfish Jim & the soapdish 14:59, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

More Scottish contribution to Halloween

New user and found your name on Scotland WikiProject. The Halloween page is being revamped and i'm trying to get much needed input from Scottish users on discussion as its too North American centric right now. Getting more Scots input where Halloween was first celebrated, and guising, would give a balanced global overview of the holiday and its customs.ColinBurchill (talk) 18:76, 15 November 2010 (UTC)


Please see here for my reply -- PBS (talk) 20:22, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Cromwell's Act of Grace

I have created a new article called Cromwell's Act of Grace if you have time please look through the list of those fined and see if there are any names which should be liked to their biographies (edits to other sections will also be appreciated). -- PBS (talk) 13:03, 24 January 2011 (UTC)


Have responded to your comment on pronunciation at Bearsted, thanks. Dick G (talk) 21:01, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

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London stuff

Thank you for letting me know! I added more post codes and organized the list by London borough WhisperToMe (talk) 23:05, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

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Bourne Estate

Hello, I noticed you've described the Bourne Estate as "well-regarded" without a citation in two articles, this may be a peacock term. Is there another way to summarising the estate with verifiable information? Thanks Grim23 18:20, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

As someone who is picky about this kind of thing myself, I know what you're trying to say, I did have a bit of a think about it. For instance the usual arbiter of British architectural taste, Pevsner, liked it but not in a way that lent itself to easy reffing, and English Heritage talk about its influence in the two listing documents. It's always difficult with this kind of subjective art-history stuff but this is a case where you could probably get seriously peacocky with the right reference, "well-regarded" felt anodyne enough in comparison to use as a placeholder. I've got more to do on that article - I took some nice pics the other day which I need to process, and I want to incorporate eg the EH material and other refs - so it should look a bit wikier when I'm done. Le Deluge (talk) 02:29, 10 March 2011 (UTC)
Fair enough, thank you for your prompt reply. Btw I love reading Pevsners' descriptions, he had a certain entertaining turn of phrase and his works were amazingly comprehensive, but I too have found that sometimes his descriptions are difficult to use as references. Grim23 00:21, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

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Hi, it's not necessary to add {{WPTIS}} to talk pages like this, because the |Scotland=yes parameter on the {{TrainsWikiProject}} has the same effect; the |Scotland-importance=mid goes with that. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:06, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Pembridge Gardens

Early on in the merger discussion of 27PG -> OWF, you mentioned that the building could be seen as being the equivalent of what we in the US call a "contributing resource" to a historic district. You commented that it might be possible to discuss the building as part of an article on the street. I would like to explore this idea further. Would it make more sense to create a new article on Pembridge Gardens and merge the 27PG article into that? I have suggested this at the merger discussion, so you can reply there. Thanks, Blueboar (talk) 14:35, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

thanks for the reply. Blueboar (talk) 21:20, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Matches Fashion conflict

I take your point about the Matches Fashion article and I am careful to keep the entry as compliant as possible, I am always more than happy to work collaboratively on these projects and I'll try and grab some pics of some of their stores in order to enhance the article RoyalBlueStuey (talk) 10:13, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Windmill articles

Re your move of Ringle Crouch Green Mill, please see the discussion at WT:MILLS re naming of mill articles. You are welcome to comment there. Mjroots (talk) 15:37, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks for all those thoughts. I'll try and respond to them properly tomorrow. (I particularly appreciate the advice re curators. That's extremely useful for us to know. --Mr impossible (talk) 16:25, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

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About a year ago, I worked on some articles about 19th-century Egypt. I know that other editors worked on restructuring and merging articles about the Khedivate of Egypt and other subjects. I know it's been quite a while, but I'm wondering if there's anything I could do to help clean up this article or others. I am working on a featured article candidate right now, but will be available to help on this subject within the coming week. DCItalk 19:52, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

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Please add your reason for the merger. Simply south...... "time, department skies" for 5 years 17:24, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

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Reculver promoted to GA!

I see you haven't been around for a few weeks, but I thought I'd let you know that Reculver was promoted to GA this evening! It took me a while to get around to nominating it, but I started on this road with your encouragement and helpful editions to the article, so thank you! Nortonius (talk) 00:09, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

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