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Deleted post[edit]

Hi -- I think this post of yours got deleted and not restored in the back-and-forth earlier. Up to you if you want to try to fix it and reinsert it where it should have been. This evening I'll try to go through and make sure nothing else is missing. I plan to go through this article and bring it up to modern MoS standards; should have done that a while ago. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 16:52, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing that out Mike Christie – I'm sure a few bits popped in and out during that storm in a teacup, and I wasn't in a hurry to revisit it. I just had a quick look through and added my comment back: I'm not sure anything else is missing now, but would be grateful if you would indeed have a look. I'm pleased to hear you plan to go through the article too, let me know if at any point you would like me to have a look at that as well. Cheers. Nortonius (talk) 17:30, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK for HMS Spiteful (1899)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 8 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article HMS Spiteful (1899), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that, in 1904, HMS Spiteful (pictured) became the first warship to be powered solely by fuel oil? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/HMS Spiteful (1899). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, HMS Spiteful (1899)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

J. W. Reed obituary[edit]

While I couldn't see any more of Engineering via Google Books than you, I found a mention in something called The Engineer which may be helpful. (I say "may" as I haven't had a chance to read it myself due to connection problems - it's ~15 MB.) BlackcurrantTea (talk) 02:10, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

That looks much the same as the text that I'd asked for, BlackcurrantTea, it was probably networked from one source to the other or from somewhere else entirely – found and read, thanks so much! Nortonius (talk) 11:22, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
You're welcome! Glad I could help. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 00:40, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Precious three years![edit]

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Three years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:31, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

It's touchingly kind of you to keep this up, Gerda, thank you! Nortonius (talk) 11:24, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Searching Grace's Guide[edit]

I find their site search frustrating, too. The easy way is to tell your favorite search engine what you're looking for. On Google the syntax is "battle of the boilers".

That still showed only 16 July, so the 23 July link came from .

The Google search results lead me to believe you may also find something useful in the 31 January 1913 issue. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 01:08, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

That's a neat trick, thanks again BlackcurrantTea – and thanks for the tip(s)! Nortonius (talk) 10:35, 18 February 2017 (UTC)