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SS John W. Brown[edit]

Nice picture. The copyright looks fine. Gdr 22:27, 2004 Oct 19 (UTC)

You are correct. For some reason I read it as inner harbor on the ship website. It's been changed back. Thanks. --ScottyBoy900Q 22:21, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Liberty Ships[edit]

Okay Oldfarm: Finding out the finer points of the merchant marine pictures that I posted is no longer possible due to the passing of the folks who were there. However asking around [ie, my wife, whose father was there] has revealed that he only sailed on Liberty Ships. I have more pictures and if you email me at xxxxx at yahoo.com I can send them to you and we can continue the discussion about what i know [and don't know] . Carptrash 16:50, 31 Oct 2004 (UTC)

PS I notice your interest in WWII POW camps. There is a German cemetery in Reykjavik, Iceland for POWs that died there, That i had run out of film when I discovered it and don't have pictures, but it might interest you. There might not have been a camp per se, but there is a small cemetery. I also discovered a book in my library "Nazi Prisoners of War in America" by Arnold Krammer that you might not be aware of. I'll see if there are any camps that are not listed in the riolls of camps in the US of A. Carptrash 17:03, 31 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Isetta[edit]

Hello- Thanks for your great work on the Isetta page! It's needed it for a while. I've taken a pass through to tidy up some loose ends. Fantastic work! --Milkmandan 02:18, 2005 Apr 7 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Naming conventions (military units)[edit]

Hi. My watchlist shows that you were interested enough to work on a military-topic article, so I wanted to make sure you were aware of the new Wikipedia:Naming conventions (military units) project, in case you didn't see any of the announcements. — B.Bryant 22:32, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Image help[edit]

Apparently, the only way to change the name of an image is for you to save it, then re-upload it. Tag the original version with {{delete}}, explaining that you're renaming the image. As for replacing images, I'd suggest simply uploading the new image and calling it Foo2, where Foo was the original image--that way both are preserved. HTH, Meelar (talk) 15:00, Apr 19, 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Aircraft[edit]

Sorry I didn't get the appropriate info in there for you on the Grumman American AA-1 article. Thanks for your work on it already, it's looking very good! The WikiProject is voluntary, and you don't have to follow the guidelines we use, but I put the aero-stub back for our own reference. I also tend to use stubs a bit liberally, when an article is probably closer to being just incomplete, so some wikipedians would probably jump on me for that.

Anyway, thanks again for your work. I see you used to fly an AA-1 yourself - my father and I are actually looking at perhaps purchasing one this summer. They're beautiful little planes. Have a good one! eric 04:41, Apr 24, 2005 (UTC)

Tadley[edit]

Thanks for the proofing of History - I was a little tired when I typed it. Oldfarm 12:25, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)

No worries Oldfarm -- thanks for your additions that have considerably enhanced the article. I may do a little more rearranging of text later (when I'm no longer at work!). Don't know if you've been back to the Tadley area in recent years, but Aldermaston village still looks much the same as it did in the picture on your user page. Tadley, on the other hand, has changed beyond recognition, even since my childhood there in the 70s/80s. It even has a public swimming pool now! --Lancevortex 16:07, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)

RAF Aldermaston[edit]

Hi Oldfarm. Actually I wasn't that sure about the name for Aldermaston airfield after your original message but I seem to remember seeing it called RAF Aldermaston somewhere. I think at some time it had Spitfires stationed there but I'm going on memory and don't have any references to hand. BTW, AFAIK all 'US' air bases in the UK were technically known as 'RAF so-and-so' although the 'locals' may not have known them as such. During the expansion at the beginning of WWII the RAF built a considerable number of airfields, intending to have one per-squadron, but when Pearl Harbor occured and the US entered the war the RAF agreed to give-up some of its stations and allow the US to use them. That's why many RAF Bomber Command stations had several squadrons on each airfield. Regards, Ian Dunster 10:54, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

Hi Oldfarm, I am currently researching Dr. Henry Rainsford Hulme (1908-1991) and I noticed from your user page that you served a formal, five-year engineering apprenticeship at Aldermaston working under Dr. William Penney, Dr Henry Hulme and John Dolphin between 1953-58. I would be grateful if you would be willing to share your memories of your time at Aldermaston and especially any memories that you have regarding Dr. Hulme. My contact information is on my user page. Stephen Shaw 15:07, 16 July 2015 (UTC) User:Stephenshaw83

Image:StirlingCastle195811.jpg[edit]

Hi, you need to update this image's information to indicate who the copyright holder is, and what the license is. If you the copyright holder, you can add {{GFDL-self}}. Thanks. --Gmaxwell 11:43, 18 September 2005 (UTC)

Swing Riots[edit]

To be very honest with you: I can't explain why Swing Riots is considered a stub. As a participant in the WikiProject Stub sorting, I regularly move articles from Category:Stubs to relevant stub categories. Because I come across so many articles, I don't really have the time to assess the stub tags as such. I only remove stub tags when it's very obvious that the article is not a stub. In other cases, I rely on other users. If they consider an article a stub, and it's not obvious that it's not a stub, I simply follow their judgement. In the case of Swing Riots, User:Talrias was the first to add the stub tag, which was swiftly removed by User:Sn0wflake. That was reverted by Talrias the next day. About 15 minutes after that revert, I came across the article, via Category:Stubs. I simply changed the stub tag to the appropriate tag, which was {{UK-hist-stub}}. Now that I've read the article, I think the {{expansion}} tag is a bit more appropriate than the {{stub}} tag. Aecis praatpaal 23:18, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:Isetta-iso.jpg[edit]

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I'm sorry I confused you. The example I cited was on Wikimedia Commons not Wikipedia. The template "Information_1" only exists on the Commons. That is why it would not work on Wikipedia. I edited your image so your text is displayed and updated the copyright tags. You can look at WP:ICT for more info about the copyright tags. Also, please take a look at Image:19450418-Celle-01.jpg and see if everything is good. Again, I apologize. Now I can use your image as an example to others of how to source and license! -Thanks -Nv8200p talk 15:34, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Renaming[edit]

Hello there. As to the list of POW camps, frankly speaking I was perfectly happy with the previous version. However, currently there's a widespread notion to blame all German WWII camps exclusively on -more or less mysterious - Nazis. Hence, I moved the article to be consistent with List of concentration camps of Nazi Germany (previously List of German concentration camps and other similar articles. You'd have my support if all were to be moved back BTW. Halibutt 02:50, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

The March (1945)[edit]

The death march article needs to be cleaned up. The term is not "a deliberate attempt to kill some or all of the marchers". Please see Death marches (Holocaust). I simply have no time now, working on' like, 7 artices at the same time. mikka (t) 02:59, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

MEN and Multiple endocrine neoplasia[edit]

How about a redirect (or dab) at MEN since that's the correct acronym for Multiple endocrine neoplasia? Gflores Talk 02:22, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

I've done the redirect. MEN will now load the Multiple endocrine neoplasia article. Let me know if you have any comments or concerns. :) Gflores Talk 02:28, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Union-Castle Line[edit]

Oldfarm, what do the numbers in brackets after some of the ships in the table represent? It's probably obvious to everyone except me :-) -- Iantalk 02:25, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Charles Stuart William Palmer[edit]

I am curious, what was the reason for flagging this article as "This person is not notable."? Regards Oldfarm 16:02, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

A Google search does not provide any results related to him. A Google search, for just his first and last name[1] shows just one result about this guy and numerous results relating to insignificant Charles Palmers. joturner 21:02, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

You know a lot[edit]

Can I get your e-mail address? I've got several questions to ask about merchant ships used in early WWII (preferably, before Pearl Harbor)? If you want to privately contact me, my e-mail is colmarksman@msn.com. Thanks! Colonel Marksman 03:40, 14 April 2006 (UTC) PS: I'm not sure how many of those articles on ships you wrote or edited, but good job on anything you did!

Tadley[edit]

No problem. I think there's scope for more development of this article and those for nearby villages. I can also take some more pictures. Any suggestions welcome. Alan Pascoe 20:54, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Aldermaston[edit]

I don't have a picture, but I do intend to take one. The weekend weather hasn't been favourable recently. Regarding your picture, I think it should stay in addition to a new picture. Apart from the gravel road in the foreground, which is now an asphalt road, and the lack of cars, the view has not changed much. I think the two pictures would illustrate well to the reader that Aldermaston changes very little. Alan Pascoe 22:11, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Japanese POW Camp List[edit]

Hello there. I have uploaded two images that may be of use for you on the Japanese WW2 POW camps list. They are high quality maps (including index) listing all of the Japanese camps in the Pacific. Arsonal 04:43, 13 June 2006 (UTC)


Gunji Koizumi[edit]

Could you take a look at the article you wrote on Gunji Koizumi. If you have the time and inclination Wikipedia prefers a prose style rather than a list. CheersPeter Rehse 10:53, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

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regarding license of Image:USS Marlin.jpg[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you uploaded the image Image:USS Marlin.jpg. If I'm not mistaken you took this picture yourself, and licensed it as public domain. I was wondering if either you or myself (with your permission), could make this image a PD-self, as seen on Template:PD-self. It's really just a formality so that there is no question later on as to the exact license that is use. Thanks for your time and contributions. -- malo (tlk) (cntrbtns) 21:46, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Done Oldfarm 00:05, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Freedom Park[edit]

Please let me know which usage of the photos you are referring to. Both ships are located at Freedom Park in Omaha, and if its simply the matter of writing an article I will put that together very quickly - however, let me know what you are referring to. Thanks. • Freechild'sup? 02:43, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

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Do whatever you want - I do not understand the rules any more Oldfarm (talk) 00:33, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

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Do whatever you want - I do not understand the rules any more Oldfarm (talk) 00:34, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

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I am sorry but I find your message incomprehensible. Do what ever you want. I give in with the barrage of jargon I am receiving. Thank you for driving me away from Wikipedia. It has become more trouble than it is worth. Oldfarm (talk) 14:59, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

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Do what you will, I find the instructions at the media copyright questions page. incomprehensible. I give in. Oldfarm (talk) 04:05, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Partners In Care[edit]

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Gunji Koizumi[edit]

Hello Oldfarm, thank you for your kind comments regarding the Gunji Koizumi article. I am sorry to hear about your health problems. If you have any troubles with critical feedback or image use, as I see from some messages above, feel welcome to ask me if you think I can be of help. I also ran into some of these issues when I first started contributing to Wikipedia. Thanks again for your note. Janggeom (talk) 00:44, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

SS John W. Brown - categories[edit]

SS John W. Brown[edit]

Can you tell me why the Category:Freighters and Category:Troopships was/were removed from the SS John W. Brown?

Regards, Oldfarm (talk) 01:53, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for your message! Because she's in the category Category:Liberty ships, which is itself in both. Hence putting her in all three is over-categorisation. Rgds, --Trident13 (talk) 14:34, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

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