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Looks like your doing great on the Top 2000 article. Navou talk 23:27, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

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Thanks for your kind words about my maps[edit]

Thank you, Omega, for your kind words about my maps. It's fun, and one way to contribute. MapMaster (talk) 20:15, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

September 2009[edit]

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I understand. I translated the article from the dutch wikipedia. It seems the person who created the dutch article did use a credible source, ill ask him to confirm it and then ill add it. Omegastar (talk) 10:26, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

RE: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/James Webb (historian)[edit]

The site you mention appears to be a mirror of wikipedia. Ikip (talk) 18:40, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

I see. cheers. Omegastar (talk) 19:02, 13 September 2009 (UTC)


Colgone War? Auntieruth55 (talk) 18:22, 14 September 2009 (UTC)


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DYK nomination of William of Enckenvoirt[edit]

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Can you articulate more at the AFD on why to keep the article, your remarks are being disregarded because they were so short ... AT another AFD the same remark was ignored and the article deleted, even though you voted to keep, the admin person disregarded your tersely written comments. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 04:03, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Anders Örbom

Can you just add a little more detail at Anders Örbom, so your !vote is not discounted? --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 01:45, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

Biljoen Castle[edit]

According to someone who knows a lot more about computers, probably this happened. Due to some strange error in Explorer the menubar I mentioned was painted in backgroundcolor. I experienced this before, but the trouble is that you don't realize it when it happens the first time you look at a site. So that site seemed a lot smaller than it actually was ! Maasje 11:27, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Well im glad it was sorted out :) Omegastar (talk) 13:18, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

adding edit summary[edit]

Hi Omega, how is the article going? Just a thought...I've noticed on your edits on Martin Schenck (and others) that you've not completed an edit summary. Just a brief description on that line saying what you did would be helpful. Auntieruth55 (talk) 19:07, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Oh i thought you knew already. I finished the article, its here: Claude de Berlaymont Its not that much, but he wasnt that remarkable ^^ Ill remember to put something in the edit summary for my future edits. Omegastar (talk) 19:24, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Joachim Cronman is up for deletion again[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Joachim Cronman (2nd nomination)

DYK for William of Enckenvoirt[edit]

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Photo request[edit]

Is Amstelveen convenient to where you are? If so, would you mind photographing the KLM headquarters in Amstelveen? Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 20:16, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

  • Ah - Thanks anyways :) WhisperToMe (talk) 20:25, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Ó and O[edit]

Hi Omegastar, thanks for the compliment. One thing; I'm trying to get all the Ó's back under the O listing for County Galway, but not sure how. Help? Fergananim (talk) 00:16, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi again. No, what I want to know is how to merge all the Ó's into the O section. Or if it should be done at all. I do not want to change Ó to O. Fergananim (talk) 22:01, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Joachim Cronman (3rd nomination)[edit]

Hi! You might be interested in the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Joachim Cronman (3rd nomination). Thank you. Eastmain (talk) 23:19, 25 October 2009 (UTC) (Using {{Please see}})

Citation needed for Noordsche Compagnie page.[edit]

Hi. Nice work on the page you just created. I never got around to making a page for the Noordsche Compagnie. I was wondering if you could tell me what your source was for the following:

"Willem Cornelisz. van Muyden, a resident of Amsterdam, was one of the first captains to set sail for the company. On board there were five French Basques and an English navigator, Alan Sallows. The remaining crew came from North-Holland."

I added the tidpit about Sallows. I assume you were referring to the expedition sent to Spitsbergen in 1612? As that was the only year I know of where they had to use an English pilot. I'd like to know, in particular, where you obtained the information on the five French Basques used for the expedition? I had only known of Basque whalers being used for the 1613 expedition to Spitsbergen (in which they shipped a dozen), but I thought they didn't have any on their first hunting expedition to Spitsbergen. Could you clear this up? Jonas Poole (talk) 02:25, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Worst Genocide in Human History[edit]

Please create the AfD subpage with {{subst:afd2|pg=Worst Genocide in Human History|cat=S|text=Your reason for deletion}}. Thanks, MrKIA11 (talk) 15:07, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

No problem. MrKIA11 (talk) 15:48, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

county of Namur[edit]

Namur was erected as a marquisat (margraviat, two sinonimous terms at that time) for Baldwin IV of Hainaut, though before this could be completed Baldwin had died and the large marquisat (Namur, Laroche and Durbuy, probably also Luxembourg and Hainaut, but I'd have to look that up) intended for him was split and his son only received a remnant of the original county as his marquisat. So your move of that page was not entirely correct, on the other hand, the county is better known.--Caranorn (talk) 16:25, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Actually the two articles Margrave and Marquis seem to treat the terms at different periods in time. Or to be exact, the marquis article seems to deal with the modern, particularly british context, while the margrave article looks at the historical context. And yes, margrave means count of a march (border), a very specific type of count. Note, the dutch language article actually talks about the margraviat Boudewijn IV verwierf uiteindelijk Namen als markgraafschap terwijl Ermesinde Luxemburg, Laroche en Durbuy verwierf. The french language article also mentions this, unfortunatelly without going into any detail (thought I'd have added that back when I was active on the various wikipedias). I can't read any of our other articles about the county so can't say what state they are in. Anyhow, I will take a look at two sources to see how I can expand the medieval period section.--Caranorn (talk) 17:52, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
Hadn't seen your comment on the coats of arms, thanks. I will probably just add some material to the county of Namur article for the time period from Henry I to the arrival of the Dampierre dynasty. I plan to stay wiki-retired, but I still contribute on occasion.--Caranorn (talk) 18:14, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

George Frideric Handel[edit]

Hello Omegastar, could you take a look at George Frideric Handel and improve my English where necessary. I am in trouble with some wikipedians from downunder and need your help in the first half of the article (till 1741).Taksen (talk) 14:10, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

I dont understand. What problems do you have with those other wikipedians? Cant you work together? Omegastar (talk) 11:54, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Jaffna Kingdom[edit]

Thx Taprobanus (talk) 21:12, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Edit summaries[edit]

(explained here) are really helpful to other editors, in that if you add them it is quicker to work out what you've done. Please consider using them. HeartofaDog (talk) 15:07, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I know it can be a pain - not the end of the world if you don't.HeartofaDog (talk) 02:12, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Doornenburg Castle[edit]

Hello Omegastar. If I am not mistaken, your Doornenburg Castle article is actually a translation of the Dutch article Kasteel Doornenburg which happens to be written by me. Would you be so kind as to acknowledge this fact by indicating it at the end of the article or on the discussion page - whichever is deemed an appropriate copyright notice at en-wp. Thank you in advance. Muijz (talk) 19:52, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

In fact the idea of the template is that you refer to a specific version of the article, (the version that you actually translated). Not to the article in general. (The article might have been totally altered.) Please refer to the version that was translated. See Template:Translated page for more details. Muijz (talk) 18:36, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

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Oh my god! Thank you! I have been feeling like this for ages =\ what do I do?! LPC (talk) 14:12, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Lists of state leaders per year[edit]

The title of these articles explicitly state that they are lists of rulers in a given year, and that's what these lists now provide, in a clearer and shorter format.

The pattern I've been using is this:

Where the name of the state implies the title of the ruler e.g.

[[Duchy of xxxx]] - [[name]], [[Duke of xxxx]]

I've condensed it down to

[[Duchy of xxxx]] - [[name]]

and where the name of the ruler includes the title, I've condensed that down e.g.

[[yyy, Duke of xxxx], [[Duke of xxxx]]

condenses down to

[[yyy, Duke of xxxx]]

In addition I've been adding diacritics, correcting unbalanced parentheses, fixing the sort keys for the categories, etc. The reader who wants a link to the full set of rulers for a particular state can find that link in the article for the specific ruler or the specific state that they're interested in. Colonies Chris (talk) 17:43, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Your comparison with removing years or the state name makes no sense because in removing the title, where the state name already implies it, I'm not taking anything away that isn't readily available; the state name and the years are essential to the stated purpose of these lists so of course they must be present. A question that needs to be considered is 'how might any reader actually use these lists?' - how would they get to one of these lists and, and what would they be looking for? To take a year at random, look at List of state leaders in 1016. This is only linked from the preceding and following years, and from 1016 and from the article Lists of state leaders by year, which is a list of links by year. So unless a user types the full article name - which is unlikely - they're only going to get there from other year-specific articles. It seems likely to me that a reader would be looking for information about a specific year, and probably about a specific state or region at that time. That's what these articles are for - they're an index from year and state to ruler-name. I can't see any likelihood that a reader would be looking for the complete history of a specific ruler's title. Colonies Chris (talk) 20:08, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
That WikiProject has been tagged inactive since 2008 (and it still recommends linking the years: I agree with you that they'd be better not linked), so there'd be little point in starting a discussion there. (And there doesn't seem to have been any discussion about the format anyway.) The articles seem rather neglected to me - just look at the wildly inconsistent state of the category keys, which I've been slowly sorting out. I've now almost reached the point where someone looking at Category:Lists of state leaders by year will see all the articles in a sensible order.
  • Predecessor and successor are always available on the ruler's page, which will also link to the article about the role/title itself, which will give the entire history of the holders of the title.
  • There is no issue about multiple roles - I'm only condensing as described above, so no confusion about regents etc, could arise.
  • I expect there are some cases where the link to the person doesn't exist but the link to the title does (but I haven't come across any). A good approach to that might be to create redirects from the person's name to the generic article about their title; this would provide the reader with some contextual information about that person and allow for possible expansion into a full article later. Colonies Chris (talk) 23:58, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

En dashes[edit]

Spaces are indeed used on both sides of an en dash indicating a range when the terms on either side are themselves spaced (21 October 1864 – 9 October 1952), but no spaces should be used between plain year numbers (1938–2002). Please see WP:NDASH: "Disjunctive en dashes are unspaced, except when there is a space within either one or both of the items." Deor (talk) 01:20, 10 June 2011 (UTC)


This is just to say a big thank you for you nice comment on my page. I appreciate it when other editors like yourself, give a keep it up note here and there. Will continue to expand Ghana and Africa related topics on WP. Once again, thanks. A friend called -- CrossTempleJay  → talk 19:16, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

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Edit summaries redux[edit]

Hello, Omegastar,

A string of twenty-one (21) of your recent edits showed up recently on my watchlist minus edit summaries. I am now faced with the unenviable choice of either ignoring my watchlist, or of painstakingly wading through the Edit histories of 21 articles. In the former case, the purpose of my watchlist is negated; in the latter, I waste my time in an unenjoyable dull task that may be unnecessary. Either case can be perceived by me as rudeness, but I shall take it on good faith this time that it is somehow a case of simple error.

In the future, could you please include an edit summary, even if it is checking the box for "This is a minor edit"?

Georgejdorner (talk) 01:01, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Apologies accepted. I did check the first couple of your edits without summaries, and detected no malign intent. I am sensitive to edit summaries due to a recent rash of adolescent vandalism on articles on my Watchlist.

Why not check off that little box for "This is a minor edit" and let it go at that, with no commentary needed? That lessens your burden as you go about your useful little editing chore. It's just one little click.

And I want to end by thanking you for undertaking that little chore. Small improvements in existing articles can accrue into great improvements, and I admire your diligence in correction.

Georgejdorner (talk) 21:31, 21 December 2011 (UTC)


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Thanks, Omegastar! Actually, i created that article in a very short notice, so i may imagine that is was bad. Sorry, i usually check my articles several times, but that one sliped me... :) All best, and thanks again! --WhiteWriterspeaks 19:47, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

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Heh, what a useful bot, I did make a mistake there ^^ Omegastar (talk) 13:43, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

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Butler dates[edit]

do you have a source for all these detailed dates thatt you're adding to the Butler articles? If so, can you ref it please? Laurel Lodged (talk) 16:51, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

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