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Precious[edit]

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scripts and alphabets, grammar and languages
Thank you, editor with a knowledge of scripts and alphabets, grammar and languages (and what an editor is), for the quality article The Exaltation of the Flower, performed in collaboration, for copy-editing and politely questioning the edits of others including IPs, for helping at the reference desk, for pointing out mistakes, explaining and reflecting, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:51, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

A year ago, you were recipient no. 1200 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:25, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 11[edit]

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Cleopatra and Caesar[edit]

Aloha. Could you take a quick look at Cleopatra and Caesar? It's still a rough work in progress, but I would like a nice English translation of Cléopâtre apportee a César dans un tapis, which more or less reads as Cleopatra brought before Caesar in a rug, but I'm wondering if you've got a more elegant (and accurate) translation. Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 03:24, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

That’s certainly the gist of it, @Viriditas. Brought before has some connotation of a formal appearance, so simply brought to might be better for this surreptitious rendezvous—or perhaps brought to visit. And substituting carpet for rug might elevate the tone a bit. (Either carpet bag or bedroll would be somewhat closer to the original in Plutarch, but the object is thought to have been made of linen or leather, and anyway that would misrepresent the version of the story shown in the painting. The Greek word is stromatodesmon, derived from words meaning “bedclothes” and “bindings“.)—Odysseus1479 22:40, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Any changes you can make to the article directly would be appreciated, and there's a DYK in it for you! :) Viriditas (talk) 22:53, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

GOCE June 2015 newsletter[edit]

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Cat-a-lot[edit]

There's a thought, now. Only thing: it was working fine up until about four days ago, and for most of that time it was running in tandem with some other scripts; I don't believe I added anything new before it quit on me.

I'll give it a try later tonight and see what happens. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:33, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Nope, didn't work. I removed all the scripts I'd added after it, to no avail. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:02, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
Too bad, @Ser Amantio di Nicolao, sorry not to be more helpful. I wonder if it might have something to do with a site-software tweak. I see your posting on the Commons talk page hasn’t been answered … Maybe someone at WP:VPT can help; even if they aren’t familiar with the script they might have an idea of the sort of thing that may have been broken by any recent changes.—Odysseus1479 06:38, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Maybe I'll pop over there later today and have a look. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 11:44, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Waterloo Elm[edit]

Thanks, but of course, for legal reasons, my question was only was it possible rather than a request that it be done. -- PBS (talk) 09:58, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Sorry if I stepped on your toes, @PBS; I guess your use of “someone” (as opposed to, say, “one” or “a user“) made me read the query as a request, despite the absence of any other indication such was intended. I plead the general precariousness of communication via keyboard. ;)—Odysseus1479 00:46, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
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Books and Bytes - Issue 12[edit]

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Issue 12, May-June 2015
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YGM[edit]

--Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 02:40, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

@Kudpung: both received. Never tried that before, but I’m game if it will help; just let me know.—Odysseus1479 03:11, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
Its OK. I got it done by an even higher authority than me. The edits don't exist now. Thanks anyway :) Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 03:14, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

GOCE August 2015 newsletter[edit]

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Peninsular War[edit]

I think you were fooled by this edit. The edit changed the entry of a long citation which supported a short citation, for one which is not used in the article. I have undone it. -- PBS (talk) 17:12, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Corey Haim[edit]

Hallo, Odysseus1479...I reply You about Mr. Haim on Talk page of Portal:Canada. If You have time read it please. From my heart everything good. God bless You! Greetings from Cologne.:-D ( Sorry if i make something wrong with or in this talk page ) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.209.75.96 (talk) 15:14, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 13[edit]

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Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)/Archive 123#Titles of articles about ethnic groups of the United States[edit]

The discussion about titling an article about ethnic group in US has started. You can comment there. --George Ho (talk) 14:40, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Simple request[edit]

Please see this comment at Talk:Cleopatra and Caesar (painting)/GA1. Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 04:27, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

October 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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September drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 25 editors who signed up, 18 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

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JSTOR cleanup drive[edit]

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@Nikkimaria: I thought I’d poke at a few of these, but I seem to have hit a wall right out of the gate: the above list is of WP articles, not JSTOR articles. I went to that page and the first item that caught my eye was Wow! signal; on going there I couldn’t find either “JSTOR“ or “dead link” anywhere, neither in the page as displayed nor in the wikitext. How does one find the broken links, other than by clicking everything in sight?—Odysseus1479 01:04, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Hmm. These links generally don't get flagged by the dead-link bot, but usually you can find them by searching wikitext. I'm not sure why this particular page doesn't have any. Nikkimaria (talk) 01:18, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response. I guess I’ll put this down to a ghost or glitch of some kind, and try some other articles.—Odysseus1479 01:25, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Books and Bytes - Issue 14[edit]

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Closing the Gates at Hougoumont[edit]

At the moment there is no image on commons of "Closing the Gates at Hougoumont", painted by Robert Gibb (1845 - 1932) in 1903. It is in the collection of the National Museum of Scotland. An internet search on the painting's title throws up lots of images, do you know of a suitable digital candidate that could be uploaded onto commons? -- PBS (talk) 21:36, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

@PBS: I found a pretty good-sized square-on version: although it appears on a page with an ARR copyright statement, the EXIF metadata (according to Photoshop) shows it as PD, so I won’t even need to fall back on Commons policy on reproductions to upload it with a clear conscience, as far as UK law is concerned. One thing concerns me regarding the painting‘s US copyright status: it would not yet have been PD as of 1996—was it certainly published before 1923? Otherwise it would be protected in the US under the URAA provisions. I’m prepared to assume it was & proceed accordingly, but I have a couple of other things to take care of first; please remind me if I don’t get to it in the next week or so. (Incidentally, while searching I was surprised to find this brochure, incorrectly identifying a recent painting of the same episode, by Chris Collingwood, as Gibb’s. Evidently the event has inspired a few artists.)
Oh, and sorry for not getting back to you about the Peninsular War a few sections above & a few months ago; that diff had nothing to do with me. You may have been thinking of this one, where I might well have got the wrong end of the stick; nobody’s objected since you brought the question of directions up on the Talk page, so I’m sure whatever you did is fine.—Odysseus1479 03:12, 28 December 2015 (UTC)
 :-) -- PBS (talk) 12:43, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors 2015 End of Year Report[edit]

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Our 2015 End of Year Report is now ready for review.

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Thanks[edit]

For catching that. Not good for me to compound one edit with another! Doug Weller talk 07:36, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 15[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors April 2016 Newsletter[edit]

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March drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 28 people who signed up, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

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Books & Bytes - Issue 16[edit]

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Wikiproject[edit]

Hello, since I saw you edited the Wikiproject Page, you should totally join the team. Ilikeguys21 (talk) 13:49, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

My edits[edit]

Hi,

I'm not aware of any edits that I've made to any site on Wikipedia. In fact, I haven't signed into wikipedia for over 4 months or so. I only saw your message to me because it appeared on my mail. Could you elaborate? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Burrito77 (talkcontribs) 21:29, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

@Burrito77: Please have a look at your contributions page, which shows five edits this month, or look at the page history for Odyssey for today’s edits. Is there any chance someone else has access to your computer? It might be a good idea to change your password ASAP, in case your account has been hacked.—Odysseus1479 21:48, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
@Odysseus1429: Yeah, i'll be doing that soon. I received another message consisting of another article that "I" edited. But just wanted to make it clear, it wasn't me. Can you just give me an idea of what exactly the person edited in your article?
@Burrito77: It’s not my article, despite my handle … You can see for yourself by clicking a “(prev)“ link beside your name on the History pages, or the “diff“ link beside an article title on your Contributions page. But to summarize, the edits were unsourced musings about Odysseus & Calypso’s sexual relationship at Odyssey, and likewise about Billy Pilgrim & Montana Wildhack’s at Slaughterhouse-Five.—Odysseus1479 22:43, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Hello, I'm the guy who edited the gas constant wiki page. I have finished and submitted my edit. Hope it is useful!

PS: I don't know how to contact you any other way so, here, take a kitten ! :)

Bcpicao (talk) 10:08, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, @Bcpicao, much better this time. Sorry to revert you in the middle of your addition, but it didn’t make much sense as I found it. And thanks for registering an account; if you explore your Preferences and look into customizing the interface with user styles and scripts, I expect you’ll find it has many advantages.
You can start a thread on any Talk page by clicking the “Add topic“ menu tab at the top, which will provide a separate field for the section heading. Or you can click the “Edit” tab (or the “[edit]” link beside the last heading at the bottom of the page) and append your posting underneath; in this case a heading is created by enclosing the first line in pairs of equal-signs (as in the “A kitten for you!” line above). See WP:TPHELP for more information; I’ve left a template on your Talk page that includes a few more links.—Odysseus1479 21:28, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

List of XML & HTML codes[edit]

Hi (from Keithd's page) - Thanks for that. I had been looking for WP:money (as that's where I'd seen it the most!). Regards. The joy of all things (talk) 19:02, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

@The joy of all things: for more on non-breaking spaces, in project space we have MOS:NBSP; some specific guidance for application to figures & units can be found on MOS:NUM—you weren’t far off with your guess, as the latter page includes WP:CURRENCY, which can also be accessed via WP:£, WP:$, or WP:€. There’s also a brief general discussion at WP:Line-break handling#Preventing and controlling word wraps, and a technical note on where the software will automatically treat ordinary word-spaces as non-breaking (before or after certain punctuation marks).—Odysseus1479 20:50, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

June 2016 Guild of Copy Editors Newsletter[edit]

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Hello everyone, welcome to the June 2016 GOCE newsletter. It's been a few months since we sent one out; we hope y'all haven't forgotten about the Guild! Your coordinators have been busy behind the scenes as usual, though real life has a habit of reducing our personal wiki-time. The May backlog reduction drive, the usual coordinating tasks and preparations for the June election are keeping us on our toes!

May drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's record-setting backlog reduction drive. Of the 29 people who signed up, 16 copyedited at least one article, 197 copyedits were recorded on the drive page, and the copyedit backlog fell below 1,500 for the first time! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

June Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz will occur from 12 June through 18 June; the themes will be video games and Asian geography.

Coordinator elections: It's election time again; how quickly they seem to roll around! Nominations for the next tranche of Guild coordinators, who will serve a six-month term that begins at 00:01 UTC on 1 July and ends at 23:59 UTC on 31 December, opens at 00:01 UTC on 1 June and closes at 23:59 UTC on 15 June. Voting takes place between 00:01 UTC on 16 June and 23:59 UTC on 30 June. If you'd like to assist behind the scenes, please consider stepping forward; self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible; remember it's your Guild, and it doesn't run itself!

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Books & Bytes - Issue 17[edit]

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Issue 17, April-May 2016
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Guild of Copy Editors July 2016 News[edit]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the July 2016 GOCE newsletter.

June Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 12 through 18 June; the themes were video games and Asian geography. Of the 18 editors who signed up, 11 removed 47 articles from the backlog. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

Coordinator elections: The second tranche of Guild coordinators for 2016, who will serve a six-month term until 23:59 UTC on 31 December, have been elected. Jonesey95 remains as your drama-free Lead Coordinator, and Corinne and Tdslk are your new assistant coordinators. For her long service to the Guild, Miniapolis has been enrolled in the GOCE Hall of Fame. Thanks to everyone who voted in the election; our next scheduled one occurs in December 2016. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible; self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

July Drive: Our month-long July Copy Editing Backlog Elimination Drive is now underway. Our aim is to remove articles tagged for copy-edit in April, May and June 2015, and to complete all requests on the GOCE Requests page from June 2016. The drive ends at 23:59 on 31 July 2016 (UTC).

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Corinne and Tdlsk.

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Schleimann and "surreal"[edit]

Well spotted, and well-reasoned. That extremely dubious "excerpt" from "undocumented" papers (???) seems to have been imported during a recent merging of articles. "Surreal" was coined in the late 1930's, at the earliest. And there you have it. Haploidavey (talk) 09:40, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

@Haploidavey: I checked the history of the now-merged article on Luise, and the Frankenstein bit was there from the very start, in 2007 IIRC. I would have contacted its creator, but that account shows only a handful of edits and hasn’t been around for years. I had thought it just possible for a modern translator to have chosen the word “surreal” to render a German expression meaning ‘weirdly nightmarish‘ or something of the kind, but it’s reassuring to see others sharing my olfactory impression … Regarding your subsequent edits, I’d noticed that there was an effort at referencing that addition the second time around (albeit all in a clump, so one can’t tell which was supposed to support what, and without page numbers), so I had a look—since Doug Weller had expressed skepticism about the third-marriage claim in particular, I searched and scanned for that in the proffered biographies, finding not even a hint such a thing had happened, let alone the wife’s name. I didn‘t bother hunting for support for any of the preceding statements, as it was seeming like a wild-goose chase.—Odysseus1479 22:20, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
I thank you again, because I found the whole thing a deeply enjoyable hour or so. Olfactory impressions count for a lot, don't they. Sometimes one's mistaken but once started, it's hard to stop. It gives me a grim, primitive glee (I'm not at all sure that's healthy, but if it helps...) Haploidavey (talk) 23:03, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Whisperback[edit]

You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at Kudpung's talk page. 06:44, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your support! Jak474 (talk) 22:10, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, @Jak474, but I think you must have mistaken me for someone else. I’m not an admin, and I can’t think of how I might have appeared to support you, or indeed of anywhere our paths have crossed. (I occasionally comment at WT:MILHIST, but haven‘t done so in the same sections where you did.) So thanks for the thought, but I can only guess you intended to post this somewhere else.—Odysseus1479 23:14, 19 August 2016 (UTC)


Yeah. Sorry. I thought you were someone else. Jak474 (talk) 23:24, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Case filed[edit]

A case has been filed concerning you and the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain. This case is being re-filed. You are being notified since you are an editor of this article. Please give a summary of dispute here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Dispute_resolution_noticeboard#Talk:Anglo-Saxon_settlement_of_Britain.23Anglo-Saxon_settlement_of_Britain_Wikipedia_Article_Revision_discussion

Thank you. Gordon410 (talk) 17:12, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

We editors are waiting for you to give your summary of dispute. Gordon410 (talk) 12:03, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 18[edit]

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Issue 18, June–July 2016
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The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:25, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Yom Kippur DR[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors September 2016 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2016 News
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the September 2016 GOCE newsletter.

>>> Sign up for the September Drive, already in progress! <<<

July Drive: The July drive was a roaring success. We set out to remove April, May, and June 2015 from our backlog (our 149 oldest articles), and by 23 July, we were done with those months. We added July 2015 (66 articles) and copy-edited 37 of those. We also handled all of the remaining Requests from June 2016. Well done! Overall, we recorded copy edits to 240 articles by 20 editors, reducing our total backlog to 13 months and 1,656 articles, the second-lowest month-end total ever.

August Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 21 through 27 August; the theme was sports-related articles in honor of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Of the eight editors who signed up, five editors removed 11 articles from the backlog. A quiet blitz – everyone must be on vacation. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Corinne and Tdlsk.

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