User talk:Midgrid/Archive 9

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Archive 8 | Archive 9 | Archive 10

1995 Brazilian Grand Prix

I'll add some to the "Race" section, then you can add bits from the Autocourse in. :) D.M.N. (talk) 13:16, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

I've done what I can of the post-race section so I'm happy for you to add bits from Autocourse or change bits if you wish to. :) D.M.N. (talk) 13:58, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
Finished! :) I've done what I can with it. The race section may not flow well as I've only used what I've can from the BBC video. If you could try and replace some of the BBC refs with Autocourse references, that'd be great. The page size after you add bits from Autocourse will be nearly 60kb(!!) I think, so I'll definitely take it to peer review to trim it down a bit... the other race reports are only about 35/40kb! Whoosh! D.M.N. (talk) 19:12, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
I've removed the bit about the air temperature. Does the Autocourse provide post-race quotes, either about the actual race or to do with the appeal? If so, could you add a bit of "skin" for the post-race section if you have a minute.... don't feel rushed doing it, I won't be taking it to PR till the 22nd May (after my first few exams finish). :) D.M.N. (talk) 16:10, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. D.M.N. (talk) 20:46, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for adding a bit.... hopefully the other yearbook has a bit more quotes in it! I won't take it to GA straight away, I think I'll go for PR then onto GA (although I won't do that for a couple of weeks). D.M.N. (talk) 19:06, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Nice! I've got the Monaco GP preview edition from '95 - downloaded off "some popular racing site" a few months back. ;) D.M.N. (talk) 15:04, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Just replying to a peer review done by The Rambling Man (talk · contribs) over at Wikipedia:Peer review/1995 Brazilian Grand Prix/archive1, and there's a particular line which is poorly prosed: "Hill made a set-up change that he turned out not to be happy with," - is there any particular set-up changes he made in the session; do any of the 2 yearbooks mention anything specific? If not... I might remove that little bit as it appeared not to have an overall effect on his grid position.

2008 Turkish Grand Prix copyedit

After your magnificent copyedit of the 2008 German Grand Prix article, I was wondering whether you can copyedit the article I am currently working on, the 2008 Turkish Grand Prix. If you are busy in that strange and alien thing known as real life :) don't worry! Thanks, Darth Newdar (talk) 16:50, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Thank you very much! I have removed most of the double-refs from the race section, apart from three where they are needed. I hope this is now okay? Once again, thank you very much. Darth Newdar (talk) 13:07, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
I have expanded the race section a bit, especially with Kovalainen's passes on different people. See what you think. Darth Newdar (talk) 16:25, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. Your copyedit will, no dobut, help the article pass GAN much quicker than otherwise! Darth Newdar (talk) 18:23, 12 May 2009 (UTC)


do you have a featured article? I'm sending out now!!!! Chubbennaitor 18:06, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

I'm sending it out. Chubbennaitor 19:38, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

April Newsletter

Chubbennaitor 19:55, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Name change starts from here. Midgrid

Hey, Midgrid!

Hey Midgrid (this is weird, I feel like I should be asking Diniz), when you've got a moment, could you take a look at 2008 Monaco Grand Prix for me? I want (eventually) to take it to FAC, but I want to get as many eyes on it as I can before I do so. Thanks in advance, Apterygial 12:53, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, I've responded to your questions on the talk page. I honestly have no idea how I ever wrote any articles without Autocourse, it was so useful here. Apterygial 00:10, 12 May 2009 (UTC)


For adding more bits and bobs to the 1995 articles. :) I'm working on 1995 Argentine Grand Prix next, in my sandbox. D.M.N. (talk) 21:22, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Wow! That's a lot. Makes you wonder who'd want to get rid of them! After Argentina, it'll then by Imola. :) D.M.N. (talk) 21:45, 26 May 2009 (UTC)
Just wondering, do any of your books mention any other upgrades for 1995 European Grand Prix apart from Williams and McLaren? Based on PR comments from Apterygial, I've moved the bits about the upgrades into the background, so wondered if any other teams had made any notable upgrades. Thanks, D.M.N. (talk) 13:30, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! :) D.M.N. (talk) 13:56, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Ferrari car articles renames

Hi Midgrid. I've started a discussion at WT:F1 about the four Ferrari F1 car articles you recently renamed. Note that I support the changes you made; I just wanted to make you were aware of the discussion. Regards. DH85868993 (talk) 15:20, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

WPF1 Newsletter (May)

Cs-wolves(talk) 02:04, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

GP2 race reports

It seems the user has created 2009 Monaco GP2 Race and 2009 Turkish GP2 Race also. I've put it on the AFD page for the 2009 Spanish GP2 Race. Cs-wolves(talk) 20:50, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

1995 British Grand Prix

Oooh.... =D I really hope BBC pick it as one of their Classic races - they should do (I hope!). D.M.N. (talk) 15:45, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Ah, OK. (re: Autosport magazines)
1995 was still a good race, obviously Schumacher/Hill and of course Herbert's first win... it might at least get short highlights. Europe, Italy and Belgium have a solid chance of being put on as well I guess. Speaking of Europe, I think the FAC will fail (unfortunately), I'll probably take it down PR in that event. D.M.N. (talk) 15:58, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
Hmm, that's interesting. I'll start with the easy bit: I don't like the thought of using "free practice" and "qualifying practice" as it could get confusing for the layman, with repetition of "practice". Sticking with "practice" and "qualifying" would be easier (and simpler) I think.
I'm not keen on introducing the factor of four sessions (two on each day). Reason being is that it'd get confusing if we are putting in something which we are not actually going to refer to. The Autocourse annual only refers to it as two sessions, as do Gale Force F1, so it seems like changing it, in my view, would complicate things. Not sure about changing it to "Friday's session" and "Saturday's session"... as long as we note on first occurance that the 1st session refers to Friday and Saturday is 2nd session, then I don't think we need to change anything. If a reader sees something at FAC that appears overcomplicated, they'd end up ignoring it... the above in my view seems like overcomplicating it. D.M.N. (talk) 19:37, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

When you've got a moment, check the talkpage. I've put a batch of quotes and stuff on there from a Damon Hill book I downloaded a week or so ago. Hope it is of use. ;) D.M.N. (talk) 17:24, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the "Thanks". Europe 1995 failed, as expected I guess, so off to PR I trundle. Note that I may not be active as much for the next few days - got a few viruses, treading on thin ice. :( D.M.N. (talk) 19:52, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
Just letting you know I haven't given up on the 1995 project, I'm just taking a bit of a break from it and working on other stuff. I'll probably come back to it in a week or two. =] D.M.N. (talk)
Thanks for the note - will watch when I've got a moment. I am downloading things BTW, I've downloaded:
  • Brazil + San Marino [BBC], Argentina + Australia [Eurosport]
  • Reviews - FIA & Eurosport
  • Spain Quali 1 [Eurosport] + Monaco Quali [Currently downloading, Eurosport]
Plus I've got a few random ITV F1 things from 2001 and '02 on my USB stick! Brazil I'm probably going to take to FAC considering it's had a good few peer reviews, Europe will be going back to PR and I'll work on... something shortly. I'm making my mind up. ;) [add to the above a Damon Hill book] D.M.N. (talk) 17:49, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Looking back over the Brazil PR, I noticed this comment of yours: "I bought the 1995 F1 season preview issue of Autosport two days ago on eBay, which should explicitly state each driver's chances going into the season. Remind me to check the magazine when it arrives!--Midgrid(talk) 14:35, 26 May 2009 (UTC)" - any chance you could have a quick look at the preview issue at some point and add a bit? ;-) D.M.N. (talk) 09:13, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for that. ;) I've left a comment on Brazil talk re. fuel rigs. D.M.N. (talk) 19:35, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

2009 turkish GP

Are all the images uploaded? Chubbennaitor 21:22, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

I'll try and get round to it. Chubbennaitor 15:18, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

WPF1 Newsletter (June)

--Midgrid(talk) 15:58, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Motto of the Day

Nuvola apps kedit.png

Hi there, Midgrid! Thought you might be interested in Motto of the Day, a collaborative (and totally voluntary) effort by a group of Wikipedians to create original, inspirational mottos. Have a good motto idea? Share it here, comment on some of the mottos there or just pass this message onto your friends.

MOTD Needs Your Help!

Delivered By –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:46, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

WPF1 Newsletter (July)

Cs-wolves(talk) 22:43, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

2009 Hungarian Grand Prix

Hey man, apologies for the rushed sendout for the latest Newsletter. I only remember that it was an August 3 sendout at like eleven o'clock. My bad for that. I was hoping you could do me a favour if you're not busy...I was hoping that your vast copyediting skills could come into play for the article. User:Bretonbanquet helped out for the majority of it, but we were hoping for a third set of eyes to pass over the article.

Hope you can help. Regards. Cs-wolves(talk) 22:09, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Ta much for doing that. Some of the text had been there before I got to work to it, and kinda mistakenly left it in. I'll get round to introducing the changes to the article. Cs-wolves(talk) 21:26, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
On another point, I'll make the changes to the article then strike them off on the talk page. That way then you can check it more efficiently. Regards. Cs-wolves(talk) 21:57, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day!

Nuvola apps cookie.svg Happy First Edit Day, Midgrid, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! MC10 (TCGBLEM) 01:27, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Happy first edit day!


Wishing Midgrid/Archive 9 a very Happy First Edit Day!

Have a fantastic day!

From the Wikipedia Birthday Committee

--I dream of horses If you reply here, please leave me a {{Talkback}} message on my talk page. @ 02:29, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Templates for deletion nomination of Template:Speedcar Series seasons

Nuvola apps important.svgTemplate:Speedcar Series seasons has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. –xenotalk 17:52, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Patrick Watts

Hi. Just to let you know that your photo of Patrick Watts actually appears to be of Tim Harvey. It looks like it says "Harvey" in the rear side window of the car. Also, the "leave a message" link at the top of this page creates a new message on your old user talk page rather than this one. Cordless Larry (talk) 13:20, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. I contacted the Flickr user and he's now corrected the title there too. Cordless Larry (talk) 08:15, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

WPF1 Newsletter (August)

Cs-wolves(talk) 15:07, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Happy birthday

Have a great birthday, Midgrid! Good health, and good luck! —what a crazy random happenstance 17:07, 16 September 2009 (UTC)


Turns out we gots ourselves a new contributor for the newsletter. Not too sure if it'll be for the best mind you, in regards to this. Seeing as you are the main editor, I'll leave the decision up to you.

Oh, and happy birthday by the looks of it. ;) Cs-wolves(talk) 22:42, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I suppose so...wait and see is the appropriate option. No problem at all. :) Cs-wolves(talk) 14:36, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Re: 1995 British Grand Prix - Peer review

I have replied to you comments on the PR page. The images are fine, obviously they are not particularly high quality, but work at the size they are displayed at on the page. The only thing I would say is that the Montermini spin image doesn't really work at the size it is currently displayed at; you can't really see it. That infobox image still needs sorting, but apart from that, fantastic article! Good luck with it. Darth Newdar talk 15:28, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

2009 Singapore Grand Prix

That race report was really good, anything better than I could do. It would be very helpful if you could do this for every race. (Although there are only 3 races left) lol. I usually do the Practice and Qualifying Reports but can never really word the race section and would be great if you could do this. Thanks --Troggy3112 (talk) 20:33, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

WPF1 Newsletter (September)