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Unknown Somerset windmill[edit]

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Unknown watermill[edit]

Unknown watermill.jpg

Shropshire windmills[edit]

The List of windmills in Shropshire has been created. I've added those I couldn't find references for to the talk page. If you can provide reliable refs please feel free to add them to the list. Need to search for photos too. Mjroots (talk) 06:51, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

PS, no idea on the mill photos yet. May have a card of the watermill but not sure.


The OS maps are definitely a RS. OK, they sometimes show mills that weren't standing at the time of publication, but that's inevitable with differences in survey dates and publishing dates. By all means add the maps to the lists if you can. Mjroots (talk) 19:57, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Mills task force[edit]

It's decision time, see WT:HS. Mjroots (talk) 07:40, 23 June 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for sharing your insight into the technical aspects of the SECR N class article, which is now FA. Regards, --Bulleid Pacific (talk) 20:22, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks- I'm glad to have participated in a small way in the article's progress. Ning-ning (talk) 21:37, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

SECR K and SR K1 classes[edit]

Do you fancy giving us a hand with this article? It's just passed GA, but I'm sure there's a bit more that can be added to the article prior to submittal for peer review, especially if you are any good at looking at prose. A good check for glaring fctual errors would also come in handy... Cheers, --Bulleid Pacific (talk) 22:43, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Yes- thanks for the invite! Ning-ning (talk) 05:35, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your help so far, the article is beginning to improve even further. If there is anything else you can add/improve, please do so (I haven't been able to reply as I've just got back from a railtour behind 70013 Oliver Cromwell over the Devon Banks. She managed to complete the return leg between Plymouth and Exeter in 58 minutes, which is a staggering performance, and well within the top five of recent years!)! Regards, --Bulleid Pacific (talk) 18:32, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I should have more to add in a day or so (I move a lot slower than Oliver Cromwell!), mostly from Holcroft's two books. Holcroft's conjugated valve gear patents are available on the net [[1]] is the 1921 patent. Ning-ning (talk) 21:12, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Considering that I have now done a second railtour through the Surrey Hills behind 34067 Tangmere (crested Gomshall Bank at 42MPH), and have a bit of work to do prior to continuing my push for an MA, I have somewhat neglected this article of late. However, I feel it prudent to wait for EdJogg to return before carrying on, as it is better if we have three people working on the article. What do you think? --Bulleid Pacific (talk) 18:33, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Fine-I've been pretty busy myself of late, and have been feeling guilty about not doing anything! Ning-ning (talk) 19:20, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Worcester Castle[edit]

Sticking my nose in others people businiess, I thought you might like to know about this website. It's not ideal as a source itself but the person who compiled the website seems to have included what seems like every journal article or entry in a book about each castle. If you are interested in more information about the castle, after a quick glance at the books for Worcester Castle I wouldn't recommend searching for them as they appear to be mostly tangential mentions but the book on urban castles might be useful. Of the journal articles they too look a bit vague, but the 1968-9 Transactions of the Worcestershire Archaeological Society might have some useful information (although only a couple of pages). Happy editing, Nev1 (talk) 21:32, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi, thanks. Looks a pretty useful site. I'd never heard of Worcester Castle till it turned up as a redlink in Urse d'Abetot, mentioned in the context of the Bishop's curse. The layout is interesting- a motte next to the river with the baileys bisected by the town wall so that (it appears) the castle was half in and half out of the town. Ning-ning (talk) 22:09, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

I was surprised to see that it's a redlink. Since Worcester was an urban castle and built in the aftermath of the Norman invasion it's a very important castle (I could add some stuff about urban castles when you move the article into the mainspace). There's a little info here that would be useful for making an infobox with a map such as that in the article on Warwick Castle. Having the town wall bisect the castle is unusual, most urban castles integrated the town walls as part of their defence but that layout seems to completely disregard that. It's unusual for castles to disregard the local defences, but Leicester Castle demolished part of the wall of the Roman town. Nev1 (talk) 22:17, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
I was going to mention Leicester Castle, but I wasn't sure about its relationship to the wall. I'll try and get the article done this week... Ning-ning (talk) 22:30, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

That is really weird?[edit]

A phone call call for Peter Perez Burdett? I can't believe there are two of them. Was this a phone call at work? Is there someone who has changed their name to mirror this just notable person from history? Is it a call from "beyond the grave"??? Wow I am intrigued. Victuallers (talk) 15:54, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

It was a phone call at home- 1.46 according to my phone. I misheard the name as Peter Perez Burnett -n rather than d. Called out to a friend that I'd just got a call for Peter Perez Burnett and I realised the name sounded familiar. I distinctly remembered the "Perez" bit. Wish I'd been quicker on the uptake. Either a strange auditory hallucination, or my phone number's somehow got attached to the subject of an article I made minor edits to in June 2008! Ning-ning (talk) 21:21, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

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I would like to thank you for your improving edits in Skanderbeg and also for those in Vangjel Meksi. I don't forget, :-). I am little by little trying to get Skanderbeg to GA and am asking Malleus and you if you find too many things which are wrong before I bring it to GA in December. I merged some paragraphs today to make it flow chronologically, and also wrote the long lede, but I am aware that some references are still missing, or are from encyclopedias, in addition wording is far from perfect. Still I would like you to just spend a couple of minutes and tell me what do you see wrong with the article. Thank you for your precious time. --Sulmuesi (talk) 01:06, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Bus v plane at RAF Weston-super-Mare[edit]

Thanks for the message re RAF Weston-super-Mare. Take a look at this forum which seems to relate to the bus incident.— Rod talk 21:33, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Yes- that's it. I was on a double decker bus in the early 1970s when a twin-engined aircraft came in to land. I think it cleared the top of the bus by about 10 feet. I also remember a glider coming in across the road and just clearing the hedge, with the instructor shouting "Pull her up! Pull her up!". The other accident the field's famous for is a mid-air collision between two biplanes at an air display- this was non-fatal and photographed. Ning-ning (talk) 21:49, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
Mid-air collision. is a link to a blog post by one of the pilots involved. Ning-ning (talk) 22:07, 23 January 2011 (UTC)


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Flybe HQ[edit]

Thanks in advance! If you do get the photo, please let me know :) WhisperToMe (talk) 19:08, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you so much! I'm now going to post it in various Wikipedia articles WhisperToMe (talk) 23:07, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Your image is now on the Commons at File:JackWalkerHouseExeter.jpg WhisperToMe (talk) 00:33, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

And your image is being used at Flybe, Exeter International Airport, and East Devon on EN. It will also be used on other language Wikipedias. WhisperToMe (talk) 00:35, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Indonesian locomotives[edit]

I support your pruning here (although maybe the narrow gauge / express aspect warrants coverage?). See also Special:Contributions/ Andy Dingley (talk) 12:50, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. Think the IP was a registered editor who forgot to log in, as the stuff they added was similar to some previous additions. Ning-ning (talk) 21:59, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

an invite[edit]

Hi NN, hope to see you at Derby Museum on the 9th. Do sign up as good to meet. Victuallers (talk) 19:37, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi V, thanks very much for the invite- haven't signed up yet as I'm unsure at the moment whether I will be in the Midlands on that date. Hopefully I'll be able to make it. Ning-ning (talk) 20:33, 23 March 2011 (UTC) That would be superb. We have some good surprises Victuallers (talk) Almost final programme now available. Last chance for some time to record the history in the silk mill and the 95,000 items they don't show? Victuallers (talk) 00:03, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

Oh yes![edit]

That was the funniest edit I've read in a long time. Thank you so much. I'm still trying to recover from reading Gillian McKeith. It's all my nightmares rolled up into one! --Epipelagic (talk) 09:12, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! I recommend a dose of Mark Crislip's podcasts as a good antidote! Ning-ning (talk) 21:00, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Exeter House[edit]

Great NN! Ive been looking for such a picture. It is relevant to Exeter House page and Samuel Ward (taster). I really need some local help with the "Wright Challenge". We have mavellous gearing at the moment. If anyone write anything about Derby Museum then it will ber in 3-10 languages in 3-10 days. So any contribution in next 12 weeks are extra vaulable. Victuallers (talk) 10:04, 17 June 2011 (UTC) Thanks for article expansion - it looks very good. If you get bored then the best version of George Sorogold is in Finnish .... seriously! ....aand it has water wheels! Victuallers (talk) 07:36, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Dear Sir, Best you do not remove people’s names from pages simply because you decide their mention is unimportant. Having worked tirelessly with my husband to write and produce a highly regarded international publication for many years, I was quite unimpressed to be deleted by you from our page, we have had people calling us to ask if I had died!!! If you do this again I will be contacting Wikipedia itself for further explanation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by GPRGPR (talkcontribs) 12:23, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

After the Battle[edit]

I see you're engaged in a minor reversal feud regaring this article, namely the factoid that Gail Parker is a co-author in the magazine. Please be aware that while Wikipedia guidelines do not encourage edits by contributors who may have a conflict of interest, they don't prohibit them either. In this case, we're simply dealing with a factual statement, and as long as it's correct, a potential conflict of interest is irrelevant, as it does not add any bias. Frankly, I don't feel this is anything worth pursuing, so I'll just ask you not to revert the current edit. Thanks! Asav (talk) 22:03, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

List of historic houses in the United Kingdom[edit]

Awesome, thanks. Exactly what we need for each county to find the missing houses.♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:26, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! Ning-ning (talk) 22:02, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

PA by IP[edit]

I've issued a uw-npa3 for that. The IP has made no other edits. Mjroots (talk) 11:19, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

THANKS, guys for taking care of the mis-guided attack on my talk page with such swift action. Cheers, Kierzek (talk) 14:17, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your efforts to remove vandalism, and the overall prevention of fraud herein, I award you this Barnstar. Cheers, Kierzek (talk) 15:46, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Merry Lees railway station[edit]

Thankyou for creating Merry Lees railway station. I have now amended Desford's succession box so that it directs to Merry Lees instead of Bagworth and Ellistown. I have also amended the appropriate entry on the Ivanhoe Line article's route diagram from "Stag and Castle Inn" to "Merry Lees". I have also revised the Merry Lees article as, inter alia, you seem to have omitted any mention of the Leicester and Swannington Railway. I have also formatted your citation of Helena Wojtczak's book and added an authorlink.

You locate the two Merry Lees stations very precisely in relation to each other but do not give co-ordinates. If you are working from a map source, please will you add the latitude, longitude and OS grid reference to Merry Lees's infobox? If you are working from an old map that has no OS grid squares, it should be possible to compare it with a more modern map that does have grid squares, and thereby determine a six-figure grid reference for the former station. I suggest the co-ordinates of only the second station will suffice.

Thankyou, Motacilla (talk) 22:21, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

I'll do that- most likely way will be scanning the old map and overlaying it on a modern map to get the co-ordinates. Ning-ning (talk) 07:11, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Fairfax Harrison[edit]

Err... the cited source says "...for the class of 1923 - the P-4s, which wer to become celebrated..." American source, American railroad, use "P-4s" not "Ps-4" which is incorrect per the source. Please revert. Ealdgyth - Talk 21:29, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Done it- looks to me through a web search that the cited source is incorrect- no mention of a P-4 class even on Wikipedia.Ning-ning (talk) 21:38, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
I suspect it's an "internal to the railroad" class name, personally. Can only go with what the source states though. Thanks! (I'm also fine with just saying "Pacific" and leaving the class "name" out also ...) Ealdgyth - Talk 21:44, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
Found a web page with information derived from Southern locomotive diagrams. I think (though the writers don't say this) that the 's' stands for 'superheated'- some locos were upgraded from class P-1 to class Ps-2 by the addition of superheaters. Ning-ning (talk) 21:54, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, definitely WAY too much information for the article on Harrison. I'm about to dig into my father's files on railroads (he was a huge railfan) looking for information on the two named passenger trains, but I'm betting I turn up nothing. He was more interested in logging railroads than passenger trains... Ealdgyth - Talk 21:58, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

(outdent) Dad had an undated Railroad Magazine article in his files titled "Locomotives of the Southern Railway" - and it listed all the Pacifics with various internal class names - including Ps4, P4, etc. This would seem to indicate that it's an internal class listing, and we're best off following the cited source or just stating something like " class of the Pacific locomotives became...."

I bet you could use those files to get Shay locomotive to an FA! Ning-ning (talk) 06:24, 6 September 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for taking care of the personal attack directed at me last night. I was in bed sleeping at the time; a necessary evil. BTW, the User:Drindl has been blocked and was a sockpuppet for banned User:Wiki brah. Cheers, Kierzek (talk) 03:37, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

No problem! Took me a while to make sense of what was going on! Ning-ning (talk) 07:05, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

A beer for you[edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thankyou for participating in my request for adminship. Now I've got lots of extra buttons to try and avoid pressing by mistake... Redrose64 (talk) 15:00, 14 October 2011 (UTC)


Thank you for helping at the Ely article. Much appreciated. Regarding Babylon-ware. I was previously a little concerned about the RS of the blog, so I requested a source at the resource exchange (which is still outstanding). In the meantime I do have an article by David Hall (2003) which I can email you (if you drop me an email first) though it only has three mentions of the word Babylon. In addition, I have a copy of Cessford (2006), which I have not yet got round to reading. The index has entries for Babylon (3 pages), Babylon-ware (17 pages), pottery (30 pages or so), pottery-kilns (20 or so pages), post-medieval [pottery](3 pages). The confused picture which is emerging for me is that Ely had a nearly 800 year or so pottery industry and Babylon-ware was one small part of it. Chapter 6: Page 83:

Probate records include around 80 individuals named as potters, all based in Ely, suggesting a virtual monopoly of production within Cambridgeshire, at least as a full-time occupation. The earliest named potters (in the records] were active in the late 16th century and after this it is clear that there was always a potter active in Ely with no gaps [until 1898]. There appear to have been between one to three actual potters, each probably employing three to four workers. Given the Ely pottery industry's origins in the 12th century its survival into the late 19th century represents a remarkable degree of longevity

— Cessford, C., Alexander, M. and Dickens, A. (2006), Between Broad Street and the Great Ouse: waterfront archaeology in Ely, Cambridge: Cambridge Archaeology Unit and East Anglian Archaeology Report No.114

. There were other wares produced at e.g. at Pottery Lane in Ely. If we can replace the blog I would feel much safer. Hope this helps --Senra (Talk) 22:26, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

'S good. This source here seems to restrict the term Babylon ware to handled tankards with a dark brown glaze, then goes on to mention the foundations of a pottery kiln with Babylon wasters and other Ely ware. Elsewhere emphasis is laid on the glaze being the defining feature of the ware, e.g. a pot whose upper half is covered in a thick brown glaze. A brief search seems to indicate that the brown glaze may have been produced by dipping the pot in a clay slip (American Stoneware mentions Albany slip producing a brown glaze). Ning-ning (talk) 08:37, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
Hope I didn't upset you with my cannon-head comment which was meant as a term of endearment --Senra (Talk) 13:19, 4 December 2011 (UTC)
Not at all- didn't even realise you were referring to me! Not having the book available, I was wracking my brain(s) trying to remember the name of the whole system- nothing on the web as far as I can tell, except for that one page. I should have access to the book in late December. Ning-ning (talk) 15:08, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Ely west curve[edit]

I guess I'm prying, sorry. I noticed some railway related contributions in your log, so I suspect you know far more than I on such topics. The railway in Ely has a west curve known locally as the Adelaide loop—the curve being through and around the East Cambridgeshire village of Queen Adelaide. I am not even certain which came first: the village or the curve. In any case, is such a curve rail-transport unique or in any other way significant? If so, would you consider adding well sourced prose about this to the Ely article? Not my field you see :) --Senra (Talk) 09:11, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Had a brief look at Railways in Ely; I think (off the top of my head as it were) that the loop was named after the village- given that Queen Adelaide died in 1849 and the loop was constructed in the 1890s, this suggests that the village may have been named some time in the early 1850s (when memories were fresher). I'll post a question on the WikiProject UK Railways board later, as I'm stumped on its significance! Ning-ning (talk) 10:03, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
Apparently it is unique- I'll probably be able to find more on it next week, when I'll get access to a good reference library. Ning-ning (talk) 21:49, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
Wow! Thank you. I am looking forward to it --Senra (Talk) 22:15, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Me 321 accident[edit]

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Ely railway station[edit]

User talk:Senra#Ely GAC or more directly Talk:Ely, Cambridgeshire#Notes from Ely Chronicle confirms your statement that Ely railway station was opened in 1845 --Senra (Talk) 16:35, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for helping to raise Ely, Cambridgeshire to GA status -- Senra (Talk) 01:14, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Holiday wishes...[edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 17:30, 21 December 2011 (UTC)Ealdgyth - Talk 17:25, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

ISBN format[edit]

Hi, it's pointless de-hyphenating ISBNs because Helpful Pixie Bot (talk · contribs) will only put them back again. --Redrose64 (talk) 23:05, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks- habit engendered by entering too many ISBNs into Amazon! --Ning-ning (talk) 06:00, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
Re this edit - if you want to be exact, and don't have the book to hand, there is a general guide to the positioning of the hyphens at International Standard Book Number#Pattern. It doesn't matter if you get them wrong though, because the number and positioning of the hyphens (or spaces) is unimportant - it's only the digits themselves that matter. If you misplace the hyphens, sooner or later Helpful Pixie Bot will rearrange them, as it did here (see under "Line 715:"). --Redrose64 (talk) 17:31, 30 March 2012 (UTC)


when someone changes spelling from American English ("honor") to English English ("honour") in an article (such as Exeter War Memorial) I revert it. Basic guideline is who gets there first gets it her or his way. However because you are doing such good work there and since the War of 1812 is over, I'll leave it alone. Put another way, nice working with you. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 14:38, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. I was a bit doubtful about doing it, but then noticed that the quotes in the article spell it "honour" anyway. --Ning-ning (talk) 14:48, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
Point taken. It is good to be consistent. Carptrash (talk) 15:14, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) In the case of an article which is unquestionably about something in the UK, such as Exeter War Memorial, the guideline MOS:TIES overrides MOS:RETAIN. So, even if "honour" occurred just once and "honor" 99 times, I would still alter the spelling to "honour" throughout. I might also ensure that a {{use British English}} is present - either at top of the page, or just above the categories. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:08, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Exeter War Memorial[edit]

The whole tense thing on he contemporary events needs to be closely edited. This was happening as I wrote it, and it is now past tense. Cheers. 7&6=thirteen () 15:17, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

DYK for John Angel (sculptor)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Exeter War Memorial[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

I ran across you[edit]

at Exeter War Memorial or perhaps John Angel or maybe both and now looking at your user page I wonder if you have read War with the Newts by Karel Čapek and if you have, how can you still make disparaging remarks about newt intelligence? Wondering-in Dixon aka Carptrash (talk) 00:00, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

Unfortunewtly I haven't read it- guess I'll have to, looks like those salt-water newts have evolved somewhat... Ning-ning (talk) 17:57, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
It might change your whole outlook on newts. Or . . . ............ might not. Carptrash (talk) 17:59, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

NP 2223[edit]

Yes, but what you've done is upload a photo to Flickr, tagged it with "All Rights Reserved" and a date of 1948, then transferred it to Wikipedia with a CC3 licence and a claim to be the copyright holder. That's going to attract the attention of the Wikipedia "image police"... Ning-ning (talk) 16:48, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

— I believe you're the one who attracted their attention. Sca (talk) 21:23, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Vale of Rheidol ownership record.[edit]


can I ask what you know about the ownership of the Vale of Rheidol after 1989 apart from that column in Steam Railway?

thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Andrew4047 (talkcontribs) 18:10, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi, nothing at all- sorry. Ning-ning (talk) 21:16, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Linking to railway station[edit]

As a recent contributor to Sheffield station you are invited to comment at WT:UKRAIL#Linking to railway station. --Redrose64 (talk) 21:40, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Seasons greetings...[edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 17:25, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Amphibian greetings from KL[edit]

as per above (talk) 00:59, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

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Thank you for quality articles for project Derbyshire, for lists such as List of historic houses in the United Kingdom, for dedicated copy-editing and for ignoring our saying "Sei kein Frosch" (don't be a frog) but croaking exquisite questions, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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A year ago, you were the 462nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:49, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Two years ago ... - miss you, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:19, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Three years ago, you were recipient no. 462 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:15, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Angelo Antonio Toriello[edit]

Hi. I have been asking help to write this article since long, but in reply I get just comments. I'm trying my best to translate from Italian sources into English, which is not my mother tongue language and moreover the conversion in English is very difficult, just sticking to the original story written by journalists of the time. I'm really and literally reporting the facts as they were reported by press of that time. No more, no less. (In fact, I'm not asking you expert editors to read the full story of the person) Although that, user Scott Martin commented: "Remove bio stuff in first sentence; inappropriate for lede and duplicates early life stuff below. This is a terrible article". I know that my English is very poor, so could you please advice me and help me to make this article acceptable? What does it mean your "hacking" comment on the view history section, and what does it mean the one of user Scott Martin?. Please don't leave me unanswered and whatever help you could give it will be highly appreciated. Thanks. DrKlain (talk) 22:11, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

Personal attacks[edit]

No one seems to have given you the obligatory "only warning" for your comments about Ironholds and Jimbo the other day. Consider this it. Conduct like that is inexcusable, and it's only because of your edit count that I'm not dropping you a curt {{uw-npa4im}}. — PublicAmpers&(main accounttalkblock) 20:19, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Happy Holidays...[edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 23:53, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

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Possibly unfree File:Denby Pottery mug signed by Glyn Colledge.jpg[edit]

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Happy Holidays[edit]

074 Frontal d'altar de Mosoll, els Reis d'Orient.jpg Happy Holidays
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. - Ealdgyth - Talk 15:06, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like Germany, Italy, the Benelux countries, Iberian Peninsula, Romania, Slovenia etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. If you would like to see masses of articles being improved for Europe and your specialist country like Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon, sign up today and once the challenge starts a contest can be organized. This is a way we can target every country of Europe, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant and also sign under any country sub challenge on the page that you might contribute to! Thank you. --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:09, 7 November 2016 (UTC)