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Nice adds

Thanks for adding the old photos to various historic Boston articles. They look great! Swampyank (talk) 15:07, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin

Awesome - I'd been meaning to create this one for some time. Way to beat me to the punch. :-)

Fascinating character, isn't he? You know there's a portrait of Mother Seton out there that he did while she was still married? I have it in a book at home. No flatbed scanner, or I'd add it here. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 15:03, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Deletion request

Hi M2545. Your article John Harrington (ventriloquist) is actually a decent article. I deleted it per the request, but decided to (temporarily) restore it since the page was actually a nice start (see note on article's talk page, too). I respect your deletion request, but it's not a bad article; any reason for wanting it deleted? Best, JamieS93 be kind to newcomers 21:49, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

I just looked at your contribs. It appears that the original page title was a mistake (John instead of Jonathan). Deleted the page again. :-) Have a nice day. JamieS93 be kind to newcomers 21:53, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination

I have nominated Benjamin W. Crowninshield for deletion. The discussion is at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Benjamin W. Crowninshield. -- Donald Albury 15:12, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Category:People from 20th-century Boston, Massachusetts

Hi, M2545. I'm curious why you created Category:People from 20th-century Boston, Massachusetts; it seems idiosyncratic to me. Powers T 13:10, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi LtPowers. The Category:People from Boston, Massachusetts currently lists some 1,354 articles, just one after another, from A to Z. The high number of articles makes browsing an arduous process. I figured it might be helpful to differentiate at least between centuries, especially given Boston's relatively long history. M2545 (talk)
I'm not sure that's the best way to divide them up. Are there any other "people from" categories divided up this way? Powers T 17:04, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
You know, I checked around for precedent-- People from New York City; People from London; Paris; etc.-- and saw none with sub-categories specifying "People from" by century. However there are plenty of other topics subdivided by century, so I thought I'd be bold and just do it, and see what people think. M2545 (talk)
Well, I have a few thoughts. First, I'm not sure the category was big enough to need splitting. It may be better to add an alphabetical index first before splitting the category up. Second, I'm not sure by-century is a good way to split it (although I don't know of any better ways off-hand), because its meaning is ambiguous; is someone born in 1975 from "20th-century Boston"? What if they didn't live there until 2001? Third, the wording is odd; is "20th-century Boston" all that different from "21st-century Boston"? What does it mean to be from one versus the other? But these are just my thoughts. Powers T 12:37, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Boston Marine Society

Thanks for this -- I've been navigating in and around Boston for 40 years and never heard of the Society -- except when I saw it red-linked as I was editing Nixes Mate a few days ago. I did some minor touchup -- your background looks more political history than marine, so you missed a couple of links -- but it's a great little piece. Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talkcontribs) 16:53, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Nice adds

Great photo additions to various Boston historical articles this week. They really add a lot to the articles. Swampyank (talk) 16:57, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Sea Witch

Thanks for the illustration of clipper Sea Witch. Bigturtle (talk) 02:23, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Boston Brigade Band

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Category for deletion

The following subcategory of the Category:People from Boston, Massachusetts has been proposed for deletion: Category:People from 20th-century Boston, Massachusetts. A link to the discussion is provided at the top of the subcategory page. --Robert.Allen (talk) 12:01, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

photo adds to John Mein (publisher)

Thank you for the Bickerstaff's Boston Almanack adds to this article. They look awesome! --Rosiestep (talk) 14:08, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Removal of Proposed deletion

You removed the proposed deletion of Boston Housing Court without supplying any reason, or fixing any of the problems that I brought up in the prod. It is general courtesy to explain removal in the edit summary. I have listed this article at Articles for Deletion, and you are welcome to comment. --Fiftytwo thirty (talk) 20:59, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

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Caroline Healey Dall

Good to see someone starting this. I've been working around the edges of William Healey Dall and thought Caroline was an obvious gap in coverage.

I took the liberty of putting up a different file of the 1872 portrait. Archive.org generally has better scans than Google Books. This might benefit from enhancement - I don't have the right software. The downside of the Archive.org scans is the yellow background. Dankarl (talk) 16:08, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Boston Custom House

I noticed that you recently edited the the Boston Custom House article, removing the reference to the Custom House District which it is a part of. It is significant that it is part of the historic district that bears its name, and thus should be noted so. - not just "added to the National Register of Historic Places" which doesn't lead anywhere related. In fact, this article should really be given a "Contributing Property" infobox as part of the ongoing effort to unify historic properties as part of the Wikipedia:WikiProject National Register of Historic Places. Your thoughts?--Marcbela (talk) 14:41, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi Marcbela - The "Boston Custom House" article was intended to cover customhouses, generally, in Boston. The buildings have been located in different parts of the city, not just in the Custom House District. So it makes sense to include a "See Also" link to Custom House District. As for the 1849 building, the Custom House Tower (built 1915) seems to be the NRHP entity. Your thoughts? M2545 (talk) 14:50, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
The 1849 Custom House and the 1915 Tower are a unique situation. Normally, they would all be in a single article, IMO. However, they each have their unique aspects and history. the Boston Custom House article is very informative with the previous buildings, with history to the present. I am not really sure at this point. How about stating in the first paragraph of the Boston Custom House article, "The 1849 Custom House along with the 1915 Tower are part of the Custom House District added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973." This would clarify it.--Marcbela (talk) 15:04, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
Great idea. Thx for discussion M2545 (talk) 15:06, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Libraries

I noticed that you have started a bunch of articles for List of public libraries in Massachusetts. You may want to cross reference with List of Carnegie libraries in Massachusetts and Category:Libraries on the National Register of Historic Places in Massachusetts. There are many articles already existing, many with photos. For example, I added a photo to Ashland Public Library (Massachusetts).--Marcbela (talk) 16:26, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip. M2545 (talk) 20:14, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Antoine Sonrel

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DYK for Frank Hill Smith

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Wilbraham Public Library

Hi this is Tom991. I apologize for the deleations. I have decided that the article can stay up there. The reason why I deleted the article was because I was concerned because several years ago the Library people tried to go for a Taj Mahal type library and it was voted down and I am worried that they may try and do so again in the future when there are more important things to worry about in town such as a new Fire Station and new Police Station. I don't want the Wilbraham Wikipedia page becoming a war zone because that is not what it is intended for. So your right in keeping the library information up there. Again I apologize for the inconvience. Tom991. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tom991 (talkcontribs) 00:20, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Milton: A Compendium (The History Press, 2010) by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco

I have removed material from this book from several articles, including, in one case, edits of it by you. If User:Anthony Sammarco is not the author, Anthony Mitchell Sammarco, then they are all copyright violations. If they are the same person, then it is, I think, WP:PROMOTION. I've never run across a case where we've allowed an author of a modern work to insert many paragraphs of his copyrighted work into WP:EN -- have you? . . Jim - Jameslwoodward (talk to mecontribs) 11:32, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

  • Hi Jim: Yes, I agree that the recent additions by "Sammarco" seem like book promotion. However if the user "Sammarco" is indeed the author Anthony Sammarco, he is well-regarded, and Wikipedia would benefit from his content contributions. M2545 (talk) 11:44, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for uploading photo of Dewey Square.

I just wanted to say thank you for uploading your photo of (essentially) [Dewey Square]. If it is okay with you I also added it to the Dewey Square article in the following manner? Dewey Square. Is that okay? CaribDigita (talk) 03:02, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

World

Just some thoughts: Maybe your entry in World should be in italics? Do you think it should be listed a little further down on the list (as it is no longer in circulation)? —Prhartcom (talk) 20:41, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Beal & Sons

Hi there. I noticed that you created an article on J. Williams Beal & Sons. My great grandfather, Orvile Alden Howard, was employed at J Williams Beal from about 1900 through 1922. I notice that you are quite active on Boston-area historical subjects and I was wondering if you might know if there are any surviving drawings from the early 1900s.

Thanks,

Scott Welch scott@harwel.com Islandeagle (talk) 01:40, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

WP:Wikipedia Loves Libraries

I had heard there was some hope of the Cambridge Public Library this time around, has that had problems?--Pharos (talk) 01:18, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

  • Please see discussion on the Wikimedia-boston list. M2545 (talk) 04:32, 5 October 2011 (UTC)


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Category:Ebsco

Hi, Don't you think that a better name for this cat would be "EBSCO" or "EBSCO Industries"? I've never seen the use "Ebsco". --Guillaume2303 (talk) 14:03, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Patch Media

Hi. I spent a great deal of time last week making a "criticism" section of the article. It's just as long as the "patch philosophy" section. That's typically the way that one judges that an article is balanced on Wikipedia. Also, in the interest of balance, I put in Patch's responses to that criticism. I'll ask it this way, how can the article be made more balanced? --Mblumber (talk) 12:51, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your note. I think the "criticism" section is great, but it seems weighted in favor of Patch (and its giant parent company, AOL Inc.). For example, critiques of Patch are not necessarily also critiques of the "hyper-local news business model;" Patch is owned by a giant corporation, whereas other hyper-local news sites may be owned by actual local communities. See the "local doesn't scale" campaign begun in 2011 by a collective of small news publications. Also, the defensive quote from Farnham should be balanced by other quotes from different points of view.
As for the "Patch philosophy" section: Any commercial enterprise can claim to operate by a "philosophy," but the reality may be otherwise. AOL's stated goal for Patch is wonderful, but observers are reporting variances between the ideal and the actuality.
The following sentences contain several repetitions of words like "community" and "local," which begs the fact that every Patch site is a commercial undertaking by AOL Inc.: "The concept behind Patch is "hyperlocal journalism," with local community news editors filing stories and updating community-specific websites on local news from within the communities they serve. As of December 9, 2010, Patch had established hyperlocal sites in more than 500 communities across the United States." Wikipedia readers would be better served with more objective language that did not mirror public-relations-speak. -- M2545 (talk) 14:17, 15 April 2012 (UTC)
I see what you're saying, however if you look at most articles about a topic on wikipedia, they generally have a mildly positive stance toward the subject. I don't think there's any doubt that AOL is trying to make money, and that Patch is a commercial venture. However, the language that you inserted was much more cynical and negative. There's no need to say, "patch claims to be a hyper-local publication but is in-fact a commercial venture by AOL that accepts advertising and uses it to pay for the site." That's true about any business. I'll continue to try and find alternative viewpoints, but in my opinion the article is fairly balanced at this point. --Mblumber (talk) 18:26, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
Hi. Perhaps we might open our discussion to others. Would you mind if I cut-and-pasted our dialogue to the Patch talk page? -- M2545 (talk) 18:03, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for not responding faster.Yeah sure go ahead. --Mblumber (talk) 20:27, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

November 2012

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Baedeker guides you have added

Hello, since you've added only the English titles of the classic guides, I thought I was being specific, unless you're thinking of adding the German and French titles as well. Personally, I think you could consider putting all these titles you've added in a new article on Classic Baedeker guides ( as the German Wikipedia article does), as you've done with the list of Murray guides article - by the way, you've done an excellent job there. One gets to see the titles without having to wade through the history of the firm. Perhaps this could be done with your Baedeker lists as well.

As this article is supposed to be about the history of Baedeker guides to the present day, I think the classic Baedekers should go in a separate article, as you're leaving out the modern guides. Just food for thought.

Your input is tremendous. Congratulations. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zananiri (talkcontribs) 14:13, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

PS Rather than have 'English' added to each tirle, I, personally, would prefer 'English' in the section heading for clarity, as they are 'all' English titles. --Zananiri (talk) 14:31, 8 January 2013 (UTC)


NB I note that you have reverted to my headings for the new sections you created. I have just had another look at your Murray's Handbooks for Travellers article and find it excellent. I really do think that if you created an article entitled something like 'Baedeker classic Engish travel guides' or handbooks, it would be a welcome addition to the existing Baedeker articles. I deliberately kept away from entering only titles of classic English guides and revised editions, and entered only the new titles in all three languages produced by each Baedeker. So, it does look a bit odd and out of place (to me, anyway), seeing only English editions. I think there is a very strong case for creating a new article, with your lists a la Murray. In any case, I feel, your very useful lists are being wasted here and make this article far too long and disjointed. They deserve a home of their own, in my view.--Zananiri (talk) 19:51, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

As you have not responded, I think I should let you know that I am considering deleting your 'lists' which for the history of Verlag Baedeker, which is what this article is about, appear to me to be totally irrelevant and superfluous i.e. out of place, since almost the whole article was written by me, before you made your entries, and I do not wish to endorse it in its present form. However, I may decide to move or remove all my own contributions to this article, rather than keep it in its present form, if you would prefer that alternative...--Zananiri (talk) 10:24, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

I am pleased to see you have created the Baedeker English guides page. I am not pleased about two sections which I inserted into the Karl Baedeker article I re-wrote completely being hijacked, as I do think that is where they belong. Karl Baedeker discovered the Wagner firm. It was his idea to have the maps. That should be acknowledged in the article on him. Also, I did some research on Hinrichsen as well and that, too, should stay there, as it refers to the first Karl Baedeker Rhine guide D000.

As your lists are not really an article, I hope you will put back my material where I placed it. In any case, Wiki rules frown upon what you have done, as far as I am aware. One is supposed to ask the writer of the material if he/she agrees. I will certainly try to do what you suggest about expanding the KB firm article with information about its other activities.

Re your Baedeker English list, unless you eventually include German and French titles, it will never be a complete list e.g. Indien in German, with coverage of India, Ceylon, Burma, South East Asia will never show up under your 'global coverage'. Worth thinking about. I like your various guide lists in general, but because Baedekers were published in three languages, you have to give this some thought. It is easily done.--Zananiri (talk) 10:44, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

User:M2545/sandbox

Hi there, I removed the square brackets around the categories in User:M2545/sandbox because they were making it appear in the article space categories diff. User drafts aren't supposed to appear in those categories. Please just add the square brackets back when you move it to the mainspace. Kind regards, James086Talk 13:28, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Centuries

Hello M2545, I've noticed that you have been adding "Further Reading" sections to numerous articles. These seem like a good addition to Wikipedia. What I'm wondering about is your choice to abbreviate "century" with a "c." like in the form "Published in the 20th c." Since Wikipedia's style is generally to avoid abbreviations, and "c." is already in the Manual of Style as the abbreviation for "circa", I'm wondering if that abbreviation is the right choice. What do you think? SchreiberBike (talk) 17:50, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Aleppo

Your Jakarta timeline is another interesting addition, and reminded me of my stay there. It is many years since I was in Aleppo, which no longer exists as I saw it, but I think if you did an Aleppo timeline, it should be useful, seeing that it is in the news almost every day now. There are good Wiki articles on Aleppo but nothing like your timeline. Baedeker's Syria and Palestine contains some very useful information. Incidentally, there is not much information to add to the history of the Baedeker firm, as Karl Baedeker, who started out with some books for schools, devoted practically all his time to research and work on the travel guides and handbooks. His descendants followed suit. I notice that the German Wiki articles on Baedeker don't even mention the textbooks for schools and also dwell entirely on the guides. I know the firm published a magazine, unrelated to guidebooks, but that was incidental. Travel guides is essentially what the firm was about. It is also what made Baedeker different.--Zananiri (talk) 13:01, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Yes, I will do what I can with your Aleppo proposal, though I regard you as an expert in this field. As for the so-called Argentine Baedeker, it is well-known for not being a genuine Baedeker but collectors like to get hold of it because of its novelty value. I take it you are going to add the 1920s soon. By the way, Ireland was never covered in Great Britain, only in Grossbritannien. I will have a look at my Baedeker collection to see if I can provide you with any other information you may require.--Zananiri (talk) 16:33, 18 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Pleased you like the additions, but please note: I do not want any credits whatsoever. It is your article and yours alone. I was going to add the Alexander the Great bit today but as you've already done it, yes move it to mainspace. I notice you always say 'in power'. I would have said 'conquers' but we are playing with words, so it is a minor poimt. I think you should mention somewhere that Aleppo used to be known as Haleb and Beroea in previous incarnations. What do you think?--Zananiri (talk) 14:44, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
  • I absolutely do not want any credit, amigo. When you think you are ready to move it to mainspace, do so. I will add to it as and when, if I find any missing bits.--Zananiri (talk) 15:02, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
PS Re Aleppo earthquake, some sources say it was the third deadliest, others the 'seventh' so I just left it at 'one of the deadliest'. The Richter scale did not exist then. When I was at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, there was a kind of weighing machine there, on which one could stand and, by pressing buttons, experience different levels of the Richter scale. Incidentally, it is one of the best museums I have seen in the world. I think I spent more time there and at the Mexico anthropological museum than at oher national museums, apart from the British Museum and the Louvre. Have you done a Mexico city timeline? Or Oaxaca, where 80% of the people are purportedly descended from ethnic Indians? Oaxaca is absolutely riveting, in my opinion (POV)--Zananiri (talk) 16:18, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Baedeker Scandinavian guides

I don't know why you have not included these in your list under global coverage (Sweden, Norway, Denmark etc.). I think they are among the best. Perhaps you have a reason? Also, when you give a Baedeker as a reference in your timelife articles, wouldn't it be better to give the last edition published, as that would be the one with all the details e.g. Egypt 1929 when listing it in Cairo or Alexandria? Just a thought.--Zananiri (talk) 11:36, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes, but you've already got Sweden, Norway, Denmark in your main list. Just transfer the countries to the geographic section. I will do as you suggest and add more Baedekers to the 1920s list.--Zananiri (talk) 12:00, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

1920s

I think I have got all the 1920s and have started on the 1930s. If you find any gaps, please add them. Re your other timelines, if you don't mind, I will add the population figures here and there.--Zananiri (talk) 13:41, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

I have now finished the 1930s as well, so your list is complete, I think. I like your Alex (as the locals call it} timeline.--Zananiri (talk) 18:31, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Post-WWII

Hello, after the war, when Baedeker was revived, a very small number of Baedekers were published in the old format in English, before the Baedeker family sold the firm. As we are dealing only with old-style English Baedekers, I would like to add these, the last ones were the three GB guides in the 1960s. The intended fourth GB guide was never published. There is nothing in the 1940s, so we would have a couple for the 50s and the ones for the 60s and that's it, all wrapped up, but since it is your list, I will only add these if you think you want them there.--Zananiri (talk) 11:20, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

I agree, but a second opinion is always useful.--Zananiri (talk) 12:50, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Synagogues

I think one ref in Alex and Cairo should suffice, as it is the same one throughout, unless you think differently.--Zananiri (talk) 13:59, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

BC and AD

Hello, When I was making additions to some of the Timeline articles you have created, I noticed that you still use B.C. and A.D. with the stops. I was going to change them but it would have taken ages so, reluctantly, I just added my own according to your style, but I notice that Wikepedia, too, advises against the use of stops: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:ERA#Era_style

I also think B.C. and A.D. are out of date.--Zananiri (talk) 15:46, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Alex

BTW not many foreigners left in Alex. When I was last there in 2006, they were a rare sight. You may also find this site useful: http://aaha.ch/

Keep up the good work. Where do you find the time?--Zananiri (talk) 13:00, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Timeline of Yangon history

It might make more sense to create an article on Timeline of Burmese history. And, you might want to look at Timeline of New Zealand History for formatting help. --regentspark (comment) 20:20, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Addendum. I see we already have a Timeline of Burmese history. Still, you might consider working on that article. Most of what you have is probably duplicated there anyway. --regentspark (comment) 20:26, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Some technical suggestions about your Timeline articles

Hallo: thanks for your contributions about the timelines. I consider them a very good work, seriously, but about the question "history and geography" (and about your message to me) you have misunderstood what were my actions: Yesterday I've thinked to write to you 3 suggestion about article copyedit but, ok, I write 'em today:

  1. About my contribs: I've not removed any geographical info, is not my habit and Historical geography is not related to the problem. This is a simple technical issue about the usage of navbox templates. Btw: I've simply done some action for copyedit and formatting: Geographical subdivision navboxes (quarters of the city x, municipalities of the province of xx etc) must be used only in the pages they link (city, quarters, municipalities etc). Their usage into other pages related to cities is forbidden. They are conceived only to link a list of administrative units within a city (quarters) or a province/county etc (municipalities, counties etc)... and so on... When you write the timeline for the history of a city you can add (if exist) a general city and town topic template (as Pune topics, Mumbai topics, Marseille, Berlin, Dubai topics, London topics etc...) even if your article is not linked (a timeline is, IMHO, an important general city topic), but not every template linking the city you're writing. For example in Timeline of Marseille history article "Marseille" template is allowed, "Arrondissements of Marseille" not, the shoulder template "History of France", of course, yes. For example, in timeline of Buenos Aires history you added also the template:World's most populous metropolitan areas only because it linked BA. Just a pair of examples (also to note that I've any prejudice about your work): in the generic city templates "Berlin" and "Havana" I've added a link to your timeline articles, than I've placed 'em (the templates) below your articles. In that case, the action is normal. Last (and recent) example regards Buenos Aires: As I said, I removed the templates about the list of wards (barrios), the most pop. metropolitan areas, and greater BA (that's a list of settlements and partidos). But just some minutes ago I've discovered the Template:Buenos Aires, in which I've linked the "timeline" article and placed below your article. Anyway, I hope I was clear and "easy to understand" about this technical "template" issue. Sorry for my English... Ah, yes... If you want to link on "see also" section articles about administrative subdivisons of the city you're writing, that's ok.
  2. How to categorize your articles: When you add the "category:history of city x" it is redundant (also per style) to add also the catmain (ex.: "Category:History of Johannesburg" is sufficient, the "Category:Johannesburg" is redundant). Another kind of categories (when they exist) that could be good to add in your articles is "Category:city x-related lists" (ex.: Category:London-related lists) or, at least, the "Category:naxtion x-related lists" (ex.: Category:Uzbekistan-related lists). If the "history of city" category doesn't exist, as for Yangon, your categorization (Category:Yangon) is the deepest and so right. Of course, if you want, feel free to create an eventual Category:History of Yangon if you want.
  3. Commons: This is just a simple suggestion to find the deepest and most related commons link to your articles, that are "history of ..." (history of johannesburg, of moscow, of madrid etc...). Suddenly they exist (you can search here on Commons typing -city name you need- after). If yhey don't exist, also the simple city link is well.

Anyway, I hope I was sufficiently clear explaining the problem and writing this technical suggestion. It is because I consider your articles very good works only needing some minor technical details. Btw, good work and regards. --Dэя-Бøяg 14:42, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

In the case of Timeline of Cape Town history the template:Western Cape Province you added may stay. It's an administrative navbox but, as it rarely happens, it has also some general topic links. And 2 links to history and timeline about province capital are, IMHO, allowed (as I did on tmp). Greets. --Dэя-Бøяg 15:02, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
Ok, well. To answer: A template showing and conceived only for administrative units (boroughs, cities etc) is used only for them. By default, it's a normal standard per manual of style, copyedit and, for what I remember, this rule/policy could be even more strict than what I said. Your articles are primary topics related to cities (as geography of, history of, transport in, politics, demographics, coat of arms etc etc...) that are conceived to be transcluded into city topics templates, as Template:Johannesburg or Template:Buenos Aires (in which I've linked the articles you created). To resume: "to each article its closely and directly related template". Regards and good work :-) . --Dэя-Бøяg 22:59, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for your efforts to improve Wikipedia's coverage of historical topics with your creation of the new Timeline of Accra history article. Northamerica1000(talk) 16:38, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Timeline of Mobile

Hey, thank you for creating the Timeline of Mobile, Alabama history page! It was a needed addition and I've added it to the main {{Mobile, Alabama}} template. Thanks again. Altairisfar (talk) 12:32, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

NPS

Hi, I have reverted your copy-and-paste of National Park Service to United States National Park Service. First, National Park Service is the official name; United States is just something you've added. Second, there's no indication that this needed to be disambiguated. I'm not aware of other countries having an agency by the exact same name, and this title has been fine for eleven years. Third, articles should be WP:MOVED, not copied-and-pasted, so that the edit history is preserved. Now there's just an article with an enormous edit as if you wrote the whole thing at once, with no reference to previous changes. Thanks, Reywas92Talk 15:04, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Well we don't have an article about the Nigeria National Park Service for it to get confused with, and that does appear to be its official name. Should there be other articles, a hatnote would be appropriate. United States is not part of the official name of the NPS, so it would be inappropriate to call it that. There are also many other related articles using the NPS name, so they should be consistent (National Park Service Ranger, National Park Service Organic Act, Architects of the National Park Service History of the National Park Service, National Park Service General Authorities Act, and several others). Reywas92Talk 15:23, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Timeline of Burlington, Vermont history for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Timeline of Burlington, Vermont history is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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CFD for Category:Types of library

Hi

In this edit[1] changed your nomination after I had replied to it, which makes a nonsense of my reply :(

Please can you undo that edit, and add your further suggestion in a separate signed comment? Thanks! --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs)

Timeline of Atlanta history

Congratulations on creating that! It's almost unbelievable since I was so manic about creating Atlanta articles, but I'm no longer doing so as I have moved to Mexico City, so I'm now concentrating on improving the content for things around here. I had a look and your article looks great! One of the problems with Atlanta articles is that they were not balanced (they showed glory but not segregation, struggle and suffering) and yours is balanced. Kudos! I haven't checked but make sure it's well linked to from the main articles. Keizers (talk) 13:59, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Chronological order

Please do not put lists in reversed chronological order on the congressional district articles. For example. this change. Can you change the order so it's back in correct chronological order?—GoldRingChip 12:41, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

  • The 1920s/1910s edit is a clarification. The localities represented in the 1910s differ from those in the 1920s. M2545 (talk) 12:49, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
    • That's great. I love the additions you're editing in! However, while you're at it, then, can you put them in the correct order? I suppose maybe a different editor before you was the one who started the reverse chron. Can you correct it?—GoldRingChip 13:43, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
      • That's it (MA-4) - thanks! By the way, check out how that information is incorporated into the List of Representatives at California's 1st congressional district. What do you think? —GoldRingChip 13:51, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
        • Thanks. The table format for localities represented in the history of California's 1st congressional district is great. Easy to read, clean design. Do you know of an open-access source that provides precise dates for redistricting in each Massachusetts district? I will get there eventually using Official Congressional Directories and other annual sources, but a single comprehensive history would be nice. Advice welcome. M2545 (talk)
          • Isn't the date the same as the beginning of the new term of Congress (March 4 or January 3)?—GoldRingChip 14:36, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
            • Start date for each newly drawn district might be the same as the beginning of the new term of Congress (March 4 or January 3), but not sure. Also need open-access source specifying start/end year and names of localities for each redistricted district. M2545 (talk) 15:07, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
              • I don't have a good open-access (or any) source for the names of localities. The dates, however, do start/end on the date of the Congress. Usually, it's on the 3s: 1803, 1813, 1823, etc.—GoldRingChip 19:35, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey

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Timeline of San Diego history

Hello! I see that you recently moved the page Timeline of San Diego history to Timeline of San Diego, per Concision. I think the original title was better and have started a discussion at the talk page. Please give your thoughts and let's see what consensus turns out to be. Thanks! --MelanieN (talk) 18:00, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi MelanieN. I think either style is fine. Some interpret "timeline" as implying history, so the inclusion of both "timeline" and "history" is redundant (see e.g. Talk:Timeline of Richmond, Virginia history). M2545 (talk) 18:08, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Oh, I see from your contributions history that you have made dozens hundreds of such changes recently. Was there some discussion or consensus on which all these moves are based? --MelanieN (talk) 18:02, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

The "Timelines" recently renamed were all created by me not too long ago, and none have had many additional editors. Since both "Timeline" title styles exist in Wikipedia, I figured I would be bold and go with the shorter version. M2545 (talk) 18:08, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
Well, I liked your original title better, but it appears no one has objected to the moves at other articles, so I guess I will take that for (at least passive) consensus. --MelanieN (talk) 19:18, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
I wasn't aware of this article until you linked it to at San Diego. I have a particular interest in San Diego history so I will continue to add to the timeline. --MelanieN (talk) 21:14, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Mark me down as liking Timeline of Portland, Oregon history better, but I like the above I don't object to the change strenuously. Cheers, Valfontis (talk) 22:06, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Paris Timeline

Thanks for your suggestion for the Paris timeline. This timeline is closely linked to the History of Paris article, so I've been following basically the same section headings there, those generally used in French history articles; (ancient, middle ages, renaissance, enlightenment, Revolution, Empire, etc. I'm worried that the 19th century is going to be a very large century, and I was planning to break it up into several sections. The 20th and 21st centuries can be defined simply as centuries, as they are now. Let me finish the timeline, and then we can look at it again and see if it would make sense to divide it up differently. SiefkinDR (talk) 13:49, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Shouldn't there be standards for the inclusion of items into this timeline? I didn't think this was meant to be a comprehensive list of every event that has taken place in Paris, but a selection of important historic events. I've been looking at other timelines and it seems to me that the best model for Paris is the Rome timeline, which is concise and is limited to important historic events. As you request, I will restore those items, but I'm afraid this list is going to get extremely long of there's no requirement that the events have some importance to Paris history.

Also, while I'm in a complaining mood, have you looked at the article on Paris in the 19th century, in the banner that's been added to the timeline? It's truly awful- a Marxist version of French history, full of mistakes and opinions, and no citations. Why are we linking to that? SiefkinDR (talk) 19:32, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Lagos

Hi M2545. Please join me and invite other interested editors to join WikiProject Lagos by signing up at Participants. I'm delighted to collaborate with other editors to improve on and create excellent Lagos articles at our own conveniences. Eruditescholar (talk) 15:00, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi Erudite. I signed up yesterday! Excited to help expand coverage of Lagos in Wikipedia and on Commons. -- M2545 (talk) 16:49, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Timeline

Hello M2545, You are doing a great job with the Lagos timeline. Thanks. Stanleytux (talk) 20:46, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

City Archives Edit-a-thon

Thanks for helping us out remotely yesterday! Marta Erin (talk) 19:22, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for hosting! -- M2545 (talk) 16:03, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Granada/Timeline merging

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Blackwell article

I haven't been able to find the full text of that article online, and I'd like to read it. Any chance you could smuggle me a copy by email (kelleher@ramblingrose.com) or other nefarious means? --Rosekelleher (talk) 18:42, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

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Nomination of Salvatore LaMattina for deletion

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March 2015

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DYK nomination of List of cities of the Russian Empire in 1897

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A kitten for you!

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This wiki-kitten is here to thank you for your timelines!

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Timelines are good

Timelines are good, but instead of just plopping a list of all the cities in Poland into each article, just use the "Template:Principal cities of Poland" template at the bottom. Cleaner and keeps the article on topic (Bialystok, not every other city). Plus I added a bunch of stuff and linked it in better. Ajh1492 (talk) 15:18, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Some milk for your household!

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A cup of coffee for you!

Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg Your diligence in creating and assisting in timelines is much appreciated. :) Elspamo4 (talk) 20:04, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Timeline of Dubai

Not at all, thank you for starting it! :) Will add more as time permits! Alexandermcnabb (talk) 09:08, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the Barn Star!

I appreciate it! I hope you enjoy all the contributions to Timeline of Richmond, Virginia Peace, MPS (talk) 20:09, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Timeline of Maryland?

Why have you added the non-existent Timeline of Maryland link to History of Maryland, List of Governors of Maryland, and Timeline of Baltimore? -- Pemilligan (talk) 14:26, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Isn't it usual to add the links when a page has been created and not before? -- Pemilligan (talk) 14:36, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Oslo - further reading

Thanks for your contribution to Oslo-articles. It is not clear why you shifted all the litertature ("further reading") to the "timeline" article. I will revert this edit in the Oslo-article. --— Erik Jr. 18:07, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Please do not bold a non-verbatim reiteration of the title

Please do not bold a non-verbatim reiteration of the article title in lead, as you did in Timeline of Nijmegen and other articles. "[I]f the article's title is absent from the first sentence, do not apply the bold style to related text that does appear" (MOS:BOLDTITLE). Thank you. Finnusertop (talk | guestbook | contribs) 23:24, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Alternative formatting

Hi, you might want to have a look at Template:Timeline-item for an alternative way to format timelines. See Safety_lamp#Timeline_of_development for an example. Regards, Martin of Sheffield (talk) 10:18, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip! -- M2545 (talk) 11:17, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

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[1] Please help me with the article Timeline of Nancy, France, which was moved to History of Nancy without discussion. I have restored the timeline but would like to show its history (begun November 2015).

[2] Also the new article History of Nancy looks as though I created it, which I did not. How to correct its revision history to show its creation on 22 January 2016 by User:Gryffindor?

M2545 (talk) 09:32, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

This is a misunderstanding of how page moves work. When a page is moved, its entire history is moved along - you can think of it as renaming the article. So you did create what's now at History of Nancy, just not under that title. The old name was turned into a redirect that pointed anybody still looking for "Timeline of Nancy, France" to the content's new location. In particular, there's no need to duplicate the page's content since people searching for either name would have ended up at the same page (under the new name) anyway. I'll thus restore the redirect. If you think the content should better be under the old name - I tend to disagree since we don't have Timeline of Paris, France but History of Paris, for example - I'd advise you to discuss the issue on the (new) talk page, Talk:History of Nancy. Huon (talk) 16:06, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Years in [state] template

What is your standard for putting {{Years in state}} in articles? For example, are you putting {{Years in Arkansas}} in every article about Arkansas? You put it in List of United States Senators from Arkansas, and that seems excessive and unnecessary.—GoldRingChip 13:30, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi @GoldRingChip:. I have added the template sparingly, to state-related lists and histories that span a substantial number of years, usually a few articles per state (more than 2, less than 10 generally). The goal is to aid navigation thru the years of history relevant to that particular article. The list of Arkansas senators for instance spans decades, and so the year box may be of interest to some readers of that page. -- M2545 (talk) 13:59, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

City timelines

Timelines are cool, but it would be great if you would use spaced en dash rather than spaced hyphen as separator. Also, it would be best to not include trivia like "X becomes mayor" unless you're noting something special about that. Dicklyon (talk) 21:49, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

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Please help me with resolving the following disagreement: 1800s heading vs 19th century. Thanks. -- M2545 (talk) 14:49, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

This is fine. All I ask is that a more common location be used for any extended discussion as it potentially applies to more than just one article. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 15:18, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
As Stevietheman has alluded to, your own talk page (and by proxy, a {{help me}}) is not the best place/way to gather discussion (since I might be the only person who sees this before it gets closed). If there is no one article this discussion is about, you should open a discussion at the Village Pump. If it is about a specific article, please use its talk page. If you want more help, stop by the Teahouse, Wikipedia's live help channel, or the help desk to ask someone for assistance. Primefac (talk) 15:22, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. M2545 (talk) 16:25, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Genuine thanks for your work

Although there is a minor dispute over the presentation of centuries, I do genuinely appreciate the improvements you have made to Timeline of Louisville, Kentucky recently. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 15:15, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! M2545 (talk) 16:26, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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For your continued efforts to expand Wikipedia's coverage of history via Timelines. Vami_IV✠ 01:19, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

Suggestion for Erfurt

Hey, I saw you're working on Timeline of Erfurt and thought you might like to know that I put a bunch of work into Principality of Erfurt at the start of the year; you might find it useful for expanding the Timeline. Great work! — OwenBlacker (Talk) 22:24, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. -- M2545 (talk) 13:14, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

reply from Belastro

Hi M2545 -- Although Hathitrust allows anyone to read books scanned by Google, Hathitrust only allows "members of partner institutions" to download such books. Perhaps you access Hathitrust via an academic account at a school that is a "partner" (i.e., one that paid to get past the Hathitrust pay-wall); in that case you might not see this restriction. The Internet Archive allows both viewing and downloading, as does Google books, while Hathitrust allows only viewing -- unless of course, as a member of a very exclusive club, your access has been purchased; by far the vast majority of people on this globe do not have such paid access to Hathitrust. Just sticking up for the rest of us... --Cheers, Belastro — Preceding unsigned comment added by Belastro (talkcontribs) 22:14, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. -- M2545 (talk) 22:31, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
By the way, congratulations on being selected as a Wikipedia Scholar. And, this time, correctly signed: Belastro (talk) 16:33, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Yarsanism

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Nomination of Timeline of Syracuse, Sicily for deletion

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Timeline of Dhaka: worldwide view

The bibliography at the end of Timeline of Dhaka has been tagged with {{Globalize}} from your very first revision, in 2013. The bibliography has grown considerably, but no one has removed the tag, perhaps because the reason you placed it is unclear. Would you elaborate here or at Talk:Timeline of Dhaka on what viewpoints you think may be missing, or remove the tag yourself if you consider it resolved? --Worldbruce (talk) 19:34, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

Tag is now removed, since the bibliography has expanded a bit more since 2013. -- M2545 (talk) 19:38, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

Centre for the Study of Existential Risk

Hi, could you elaborate on Talk:Timeline_of_Cambridge as to why Centre for the Study of Existential Risk belongs on the timeline? Thanks --Pontificalibus (talk) 11:13, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

Timeline of Port Louis

I have removed a CSD from this article. It was probably vandalism. If it happens again let me know and I will block the user. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 11:21, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Rouen

Hi M2545, I just happened to look at the article for Rouen (mainly because I drove past the other day and was interested to find out about the place). It struck me as odd that the article talks mainly about "technicalities", while the history has been moved to a separate article. At the same time, the history article is reasonably short so that made me wonder why it was moved into a separate article. My gut feeling was to merge this back into the main article to make that one more balanced and well-rounded. As you split the articles at the time, I was wondering what your thoughts are? Regards, pseudonym Jake Brockman talk 11:24, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Jake Brockman: I agree the "History" section in the main Rouen article should have a few paragraphs summarizing the city's history. The separate History of Rouen was created because the city is quite old, and has had an eventful history; the article could be expanded and improved, especially in terms of its sources. Also, the French language version has 36,744 bytes, while the English language one contains only 13,639 bytes at present. -- M2545 (talk) 11:51, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
To be honest, compared to Paris or Stuttgart (two cities I picked randomly), the history article about Rouen already seems like a summary. I don't think it makes sense to summarise this even further without making the history part look like a stub in comparison to other well rounded sections. My instinct would be to merge the history article back into the main article (with redirect - as it was before) until such a point where someone with French skills can take the native article and build on that. pseudonym Jake Brockman talk 13:57, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
@Jake Brockman: It would make sense to copy and paste this discussion to the Talk page of the Rouen article. Do you agree? -- M2545 (talk) 11:17, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
agree and done. pseudonym Jake Brockman talk 12:13, 18 October 2017 (UTC)


Expanded article for Liwonde National Park

Hello, M2545. On behalf of the nonprofit organization African Parks via the Wyss Foundation, and as part of my work at Beutler Ink, I've submitted an expanded and updated draft of the Liwonde National Park article for consideration at Talk:Liwonde National Park. I am looking for someone to review this draft for accuracy and neutrality, and to copy over content appropriately as a replacement of the current article, which is almost entirely unsourced. Since you're a member of WikiProject Africa, I thought I'd reach out to see if you are interested in taking a look at the proposed draft. My requests for help at several WikiProjects have gone unanswered for a while now. Might you be willing to take a look at the draft? Thanks for your consideration. Inkian Jason (talk) 15:46, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

@Inkian Jason: The article looks quite good. Thanks for working to improve it. A few suggestions:
  • Avoid using tabloid newspapers as sources. For example instead of the Daily Mirror, use a reputable source.
  • Try to find scholarly sources (rather than newspapers). What have scholars from various disciplines written about park? Has scholarship evolved over time? This type of summary info can be quite helpful to readers. Also, articles sourced with scholarship are easier to defend against potential accusations of public relations bias.
  • Link to other Wikipedia articles only once. For instance, it is okay to link to the first mention of Malawi in the first paragraph, but not in subsequent mentions.
Overall, great work. Drop me a line if you have any more questions. -- M2545 (talk) 17:05, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for taking a look at the proposed draft. Regarding your 3 concerns: 1) I found other sourcing about the 2003 stampede, and removed a DM source citing the presence of egrets, to reduce reliance on DM. 2) I searched for sourcing at Google, Google News, Google Books, and HighBeam Research, and tried to incorporate as many citations as possible, including scholarly works. In addition to newspaper, inline citation direct readers to books, International Union for Conservation of Nature reports, and journals. 3) My experience is that words are linked once in the lead and the first time they appear in the article’s body, but I am fine with you removing a few, if it reduces any sense of overlinking. Given these changes, do you have any interest in replacing the current article with the proposed draft? Of course, you're welcome to make the adjustments needed for the article to be fully compliant with Wikipedia's guidelines. Thanks again! Inkian Jason (talk) 17:35, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
@Inkian Jason: Can you move the draft to the main namespace yourself? -- M2545 (talk) 10:42, 24 October 2017 (UTC)
I don't edit articles directly because of my conflict of interest, so I am looking for a volunteer to copy over the markup appropriately, hence the edit request on the article's talk page. Is this something you would be willing to do, assuming you're comfortable with the proposed draft? Inkian Jason (talk) 15:41, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Books in France

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Media of Germany

Your text doesn't mention the GDR.Xx236 (talk) 10:26, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Nice timelines!

Ethanbas (talk) 05:13, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Books in the United States

Hi! I see you're trying to give your new article Books in the United States some wikilinks so it's not an orphan.. but in my opinion it doesn't belong on library list pages. I understand the reasoning, a library holds books, your article is about books, but should a list of public libraries in Georgia, Seattle, etc really have a "See Also" section linking to this specific page? I'm even more confused why a reader would find that link helpful if looking for a List of libraries in 18th-century Massachusetts. It's going from something very specific to something extremely general. I guess I just don't see how it fits appropriately. The "See also" section is usually reserved for articles intrinsically tied to the page in question, not topics loosely connected by a general word (in this case, books). I figured I'd ask on your talk page because I'm interested in your thoughts! Thanks! SEMMENDINGER (talk) 18:18, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the question. Libraries exist to collect and preserve books, so Wikipedia readers interested in one US-specific topic might appreciate a "See also" link to the other. -- M2545 (talk) 18:56, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
It just seems awful general. For example looking up a specific cancer I would expect to see related cancers under that header, but not something general like "illnesses of the human body". I might just be picky! SEMMENDINGER (talk) 19:01, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Template:Florida_History_Navbar

Hi M2545, I wanted to let you know that I've edited the Florida History Navbar with the explanatory summary "The possessive "state's" modifies the following noun, not the adjectival "Native American"; the state doesn't have ancestry, but it has history." I saved this change, but it's not reflected on pages with that navbar. I don't understand the transclusion process, even after reading the associated help pages. Could you please take a look? I should say also that your prolific work on timelines is much appreciated. Carlstak (talk) 14:59, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Years in Nicaragua

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Nomination for deletion of Template:NYC year nav

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Category:Music lending libraries has been nominated for discussion

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