Nomination for deletion of Template:Beethoven's funeral
Template:Beethoven's funeral has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. --woodensuperman 08:35, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
Hi MinorProphet, and jeez, I'm sorry. When commenting on the Beethoven template it totally didn't enter my mind that someone created it, and I just thought of an inclever joke and typed it. My apologies. What I should have said was that the topic drew me to look at the template, because it's an interesting topic. I've never read about his funeral, and am now interested in doing so. Any template is savable, but upon seeing a red-link title, and doing a quick but informative look at the links and the progression of the subject, I went with my one-liner instead of expressing my feelings. So, I liked it, but something (including a title article) was missing, and I didn't take the time to educate myself about the topic to see what that would be. Thanks for putting my attention on the subject, which is what a good template should do. Randy Kryn (talk) 21:23, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
- And thank you, I've never heard of either The Miracle or the following movies until looking at your articles on the 1912 films (nice work!), and they sound really interesting. I'll check on youtube later for the two 1912 films. I've been doing a lot of Miracle of the Sun and related edits today, so finding this play and the three films falls into that pattern, so I'd like to do more editing on the pages at some point. Thanks again. (EDIT: Yes, I see that the one 1912 film is on youtube. Nice.) Randy Kryn (talk) 21:58, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
Your draft article, Draft:Arnaldo Conti/Conti sources
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James Beveridge Thomson
Curious about your edit with respect to Sir James' birthplace. And your interest in him?
I am related to this individual and have information that puts his place of birth at Dalmellington. What source have you got for the Clydebank reference?
- Hi, @Jr thomson: Thanks for your interest in the article. I randomly became interested in another Chief Justice of Fiji, Maxwell Hendry Maxwell-Anderson. I couldn't find a single complete historical list of all the judges, so I compiled it on Wikipedia with as many references as possible for future editors. Part of it has has since been split off into Chief Judicial Commissioner for the Western Pacific, which duplicates most of the contents of the Fiji list. There was already an existing article on Thomson, and I simply enlarged it with the refs I had found.
- I'm fairly sure that the reference to Clydebank is not in fact mine, I believe it was already in the article before I first edited it on 14 March 2012 (click the 'View History' button at the top of the article, then click 'prev' on a version previous to mine. The lh column shows what was there already, the rh column shows what was added/changed.) I seem to remember that couldn't find any corroboration for or against Clydebank, and just left the info as it was.
- Since you say you are related to Thomson it might be best not to edit the page yourself, see WP:COI, but I'd be happy to do it for you. Would you happen to have any printed secondary source giving Dalmellington as his birthplace? (ie newspapers or books, or a even genealogy website at a pinch.) Primary sources such as birth certificates or letters, etc. are not considered reliable sources on WP, see WP:RS, although I'm fairly sure that it would be a useful and non-controversial addition to the article. If you could provide some source for the info that would be great: if not, I can probably update it with a  tag on it. Cheers, >MinorProphet (talk) 16:35, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Hello (again) MinorProphet:
I may have primary source documents only - there are photos, letters, documents etc to be gone through sitting in a box. I appreciate your caution against editing the page myself (bias, agenda, method to madness etc etc).
Source of Dalmellington as his birthplace is only a brief family tree my mother wrote for my oldest son when he was in primary school - my mother being Sir James' son's wife (Robert Antony Adam Thomson b. 1934, d. 2012 - only child)
Interestingly, my wife and I were in Carrbridge in September and were invited into the house Sir James owned (Craig Gowan). Hadn't been in it since 1973! Fascinating remembering being there at age 9. Thanks and best regards jr_thomson — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jr thomson (talk • contribs) 17:42, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
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RfC at Robert E. Lee
As a recent contributor to Robert E. Lee, you are receiving this notice for an RfC at of a proposed restatement of a wp:primary source which contains more points than the existing block quote from the letter. The primary source is a 1856 letter of Lee’s to his wife from Texas as found at Alexander Long, Memoirs of Robert E. Lee: his military and personal history (1886), p. 82-83. Opponents have seen wp:original research in the proposal as drawing conclusions not found in the primary source. A rewrite of the first proposal follows an edit break. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 09:09, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
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