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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)

Thanks[edit]

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

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)

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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Yom Kippur DR[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Dispute_resolution_noticeboard#Yom_Kippur -- Purrhaps (talk) 02:23, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors September 2016 News[edit]

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A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Odysseus & Diannaa! Thanks for looking over my submission on: Gerhard Medicus. It was a cold cup of coffee, but much needed...especially my critical omission of the edit code to get article in queue. I think I should be able to drag over the finish line soon. - Behal509 Behal509 (talk) 22:38, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Armenian transliterations 2.0[edit]

Hi Odysseus1479,

Some time ago, you commented on a question which I placed on Doug Wellers talk page, about anachronstic Armenian transliterations for dynasties/kingdoms.[1] Some time ago as well, I placed a comment about this matter on the Urartu talk page, as it included numerous modern Armenian transliterations, and eventually per WP:SILENCE, I removed them today. However, I was reverted, and only after this revert, I received a reply at the aforemention talk page section. That's kinda the intro of the matter. Would you mind giving your opinion about this on the respective articles' talk page? Bests - LouisAragon (talk) 04:23, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Edit war warning[edit]

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Your correct book[edit]

This editor is a Most Pluperfect Labutnum and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain, Cigarette Burn, Chewed Broken Pencil, Sticky Note, and Bookmark.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by ‎70.197.89.247 (talk) 07:23, 30 November 2016

Thanks for the reminder; I’d been meaning to update my user page. But unless you’re counting my Commons and other sister-project edits as well (which I don‘t here) I’m only entitled to the Wikipedia Vest Pocket Edition.—Odysseus1479 07:44, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors December 2016 News[edit]

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October Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 16 through 22 October; the theme was Requests, since the backlog was getting a bit long. Of the 16 editors who signed up, 10 editors completed 29 requests. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

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Extended confirmed protection policy RfC[edit]

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Yo Ho Ho[edit]

Talk:Jain mediditation[edit]

@Anthony Appleyard: I think it should be deleted, either as an orphaned/spurious talk page (G8) or as an attempted copy-paste move (A10? G12?); the IP that created it had just previously added the misspelt word to Jainism and, on being twice reverted, copied the article text to the above title. I don’t know what the intent is, possibly a content fork, but regardless it doesn’t look at all helpful. Jain meditation itself doesn’t seem to be involved, except for being the main article corresponding to the section of Jainism where “mediditation” was added.—Odysseus1479 06:58, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 20[edit]

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Swedish Wiki[edit]

Hello ! Since you were very nice indeed, and helped me with an English->Swedish translation (template = mall), do I wonder whether you are having some kind of relation with Swedish Wikipedia ? It's impressing by number of articles. But most are brief copy-translations from this Wiki. Have you ever heard of "Wikipedia Depth" ? See the extern link. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_article_depth Quote: "The depth or editing depth of Wikipedia is one of several possible rough indicators of the encyclopedia's collaborative quality, showing how frequently its articles are updated. It does not refer to academic quality, which cannot be computed, but to Wikipedian quality, i.e. the depth of collaborativeness—a descriptor that is highly relevant for a Wikipedia." And I think I know the reason for the very poor depth-rate of Swedish Wiki. It's 5.09, and Swedish Wiki is number 121 of 135 and of large (1 million articles +) Wikis have only the rather unknown Cebuano a lower rate. I had at occasions made a few IP-edits around 2006-2007. But my first alias "JPEriksson" was created a year later. OK, a beginner makes mistakes. But that was never the problem. In the article about Josef Stalin was the Aftermath-section very short and mainly stated something like "Stalin build up the very poor agricultural country to a modern Superpower, but it was done at the price of many lives." Nothing about Gulag, the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, in which he trusted Hitler dispite the fact he never trusted them close to him. And nothing about that even his communist successor, Nikita Chrustjov, revealed Stalins' terror on his own people and that he was more or less erased within Soviet Union history. This was discussed in civil manners at the talk-page, when suddenly alias "Wapne" (later "Yger") just wrote that I would be blocked if I continued discuss this matter, in a very nasty way. And this "Wapne/Yger" continued to harass me for no reason. And I was permanently blocked by him (and "his gang", they appear to have regular physical meetings at something called "Kungsan" in Stockholm, some 600 km ,a 6-7 hour drive away from where I live) when I wrote Scanian history from a local perspective (including reliable sources). Scania was Danish until 1658, and became a regular part of Sweden by 1720. But should Scanians necessaraly be happy for this ? And there are quite a few other Swedes (including from Stockholm) who only writes here. In my mind is Swedish Wikipedia run by around perhaps ten people who all knows each other and with "Wapne/Yger" as manager.(The from media known alias Hannibal isn't involved - but ought to). I just wanted to explain this matter from my own perspective. Sorry if this was disturbing you, but I hope not. Cheers ! Boeing720 (talk) 17:42, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News[edit]

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December blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 11 through 17 December; the themes were Requests and eliminating the November 2015 backlog. Of the 14 editors who signed up, nine editors completed 29 articles. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all who took part.

January drive: The January drive was a great success. We set out to remove December 2015 and January and February 2016 from our backlog (195 articles), and by 22 January we had cleared those and had to add a third month (March 2016). At the end of the month we had almost cleared out that last month as well, for a total of 180 old articles removed from the backlog! We reduced our overall backlog by 337 articles, to a low of 1,465 articles, our second-lowest month-end total ever. We also handled all of the remaining requests from December 2016. Officially, 19 editors recorded 337 copy edits (over 679,000 words).

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Wiki Loves Earth[edit]

Good day, I write to you because you were interested in Wiki Loves Earth in Canada before. Canada is participating in the contest in 2017. If you are interested in helping organizing the contest, please contact me, thanks, Amqui (talk) 16:37, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Edmonton streetcar map[edit]

Sure, let me know when you something for me to look over.Meters (talk) 23:21, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Actually, @Meters, there’s one thing I forgot to ask earlier. The 1938 map names the ‘destination’ neighbourhoods outside the city centre: Calder, North Edmonton, Highlands, McKernan’s Lake, and Bonnie Doon. Does the 1924 map have anything like that for the western line, Jasper Place perhaps?—Odysseus1479 23:56, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
That line was Route 5, (green signs) but the map does not label the route or destination neighbourhood. Meters (talk) 00:47, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for checking, @Meters. Speaking of the signs, I have a document showing them beside the corresponding route descriptions, and considered putting them on the map, but I thought they‘d create too much clutter in the downtown area and around the bridges.—Odysseus1479 02:55, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
@Meters and 117Avenue: I‘ve uploaded the map to File:ERR route map 1938.svg; all comments & criticism welcome before I add it back to the article.—Odysseus1479 01:41, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
Looks good. Nice work. I may use this when I get around to writing the EY&PR article. The only differences I noticed from the 1938 route map in the Hatcher book are:
  1. 76 Ave line is shown as a straight line (your version could well be correct).
  2. Whyte Avenue north side stub is slightly longer than the south side stub.
  3. no CNR line heading NW (to St Albert?) at upper left. I suspect your version is correct.
  4. Portage Avenue line does not connect to 103 Street line. I believe this is correct since the book specifically states that the Portage Ave line was never connected to the rest of the system
  5. CPR line in Strathcona goes through a tunnel under the 109 Street cross-over track at the South end of the High Level bridge. This is correct. The tunnel still exists and the streetcar grade can still be seen climbing from the end of the bridge to the road grade up the west side of the railway cut. It is now used as a bike trail.
  6. The 102 Avenue line does not appear at all. It was abandoned in 1932, but I don't know when the rails were lifted, so I don't know which version is correct. The Portage Avenue line (unused many years—if ever—and not connected to the rest of the system) still appears on the 1938 map, suggesting that the 102 Ave line had already been removed. Or maybe the Portage Avenue line wasn't used but was not yet formally abandoned. It's quite possible the other version of this map you have seen is a more accurate update. Meters (talk) 02:23, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Thanks for the thorough check, @Meters.

  1. Thinking they add a lot of clutter, I got rid of the side-of-the-road notations, instead drawing the roadways as thick white strokes (some of which seem out of alignment—I have yet to check whether it‘s my drawing or the rendering) and putting the black stroke, which represents the track, on the side indicated by those notations (often already evident from the orientation of lay-bys or whatever they’re called). In this case the line along 76 Avenue is indicated to change sides, so I made the black stroke cross over approximately midway between the two pairs of arrows on the original. Does that make sense?
  2. Will fix.
  3. I got that bit from a current map: having seen it in a provincial railway map c.1930, I deduced it would have been there in 1938. I only added it when extending the drawing westward to accommodate the 102 Av ERR line. Yes, on branching from the Calder Yards line it parallels St. Albert Trail briefly, before turning north just shy of the next range road (now 156 St). I used the same railway map for the city boundaries, and also to conclude that the EY&PR spur running NW from near the west end of Jasper Av ended somewhere in the vicinity of what is now Coronation Park. I can probably find the URL if you‘re interested—just don’t remember the site offhand (Peel Collection maybe?)—there were a lot of related maps there.
  4. Will fix.
  5. I missed that; will add.
  6. The 102 Avenue line is from the 1924 map, including your description of the rails at the western end and of the period of service. (I have no reason to think my 1938 map, which I downloaded from here before it was deleted as NFC with inadequate rationale, is any different from the one in the book—aside from faults in digitizing.) I hadn’t considered the interpretation of what I called “former lines” as unused tracks still installed, but thought of it solely in a historical sense. And that wouldn’t explain the Portage Av line‘s appearance in the 1938 map but not the 1924. Should that be made clearer in the legend? I thought saying “lines” would avoid implying whether or not the infrastructure was still there. Maybe “former services“ or something?—Odysseus1479 04:12, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

About referencing for FA[edit]

Hi! I saw your comment at User talk:Katolophyromai. While I should have said "like Harvard", isn't it required that there be a bibliography section and that citations be brief (i.e. just author's last name, year, and page number)? I wasn't trying to mislead him. I'm working on GA myself, and am hoping to land a FA in the future as well. Psychotic Spartan 123 23:26, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 21[edit]

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Books and Bytes - Issue 22[edit]

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