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Woodlands, Dorset[edit]

Hello Pasicles. Do you know if the recent edit which changed the dial code of the above article is correct or not? I ask because that IP editor has previously added some slightly outlandish and unreferenced claims to that article (which I reverted), and because it was you who originally inserted the infobox. Cheers, PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 17:06, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Hiya, yes I think the edit is correct. Because of the difficulty in searching for this particular placename, I must have used the dial code of nearby Horton. That looks like a mistake on my part, and the Verwood dial code of 01202 looks like the correct one. Pasicles (talk) 23:56, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Uley Long Barrow[edit]

Hi Pasicles. Have you ever been to Uley Long Barrow? Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 12:57, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi Martinevans123. Yes I have - I visited it in January - I've just uploaded 3 pictures (one exterior shot and two interior shots) to Commons. :) Pasicles (talk) 13:17, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
Jolly good. Some nice images there. As you will see from the current image, it's nearly four years since I visited. I was wondering if access/ signage had changed at all, as the access route described was the only way I could get to it at that time. Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 13:42, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
Oh I see. Yes I guess access has changed - I deleted the sentences you wrote because they seemed much more complicated than when I visited. We just parked near the entrance to the field, and simply walked up the side of the field straight to the barrow. There was no "grass track", no "gap in the hedge" I had to dive through, and no switching to an "adjoining field". It was admittedly January when I visited, but there wasn't even much of a hedge. Pasicles (talk) 13:56, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
Fair enough. When I was there it was unclear that any public footpath existed from the road to the barrow, so one had to assume that people wouild just respect the fact they were crossing private land. I guess the barrow was built long before that road or those hedges even existed. Regards. Martinevans123 (talk) 14:35, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
I suspect the reason why it is currently easier to access the site is because English Heritage spent much of 2011 on reconstruction and reinforcement work there. I guess they didn't have heavy machinery back in the Stone Age either. :) Pasicles (talk) 00:57, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

The Epic Barnstar[edit]

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History of Christchurch, Dorset[edit]

Hello Pasicles, Thanks for your contribution to the above article. You probably didn't notice but there is a short paragraph about the Saxon graveyard in the archaeology section. I have no qualms if you wish to leave your edit as it is, but you may want to consider amalgamating the two, especially as there is now some contradiction (I have it that there were 34 graves). Regards--Ykraps (talk) 16:40, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Oh I see, I was puzzled why the famous Saxon graveyard didn't seem to be mentioned. I guess I just wasn't that interested in 20th-century Christchurch to read that far down. :) Given the importance of this excavation it probably should be mentioned in the "Saxon period" section, since it's a rare insight into the very earliest Saxon period in east Dorset. Oh you're right about the 34 graves (or more accurately 30 graves and 4 cremations), the "as many as forty" figure I used is probably just an initial 1977 estimate. Hopefully, I've fixed the issues now. Pasicles (talk) 18:37, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Red Dwarf - Series 10 Episode 3 Screenshot.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Red Dwarf - Series 10 Episode 3 Screenshot.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 19:56, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Blue John[edit]

Hi there. I didn't deliberately remove the picture you added to Derbyshire Blue John - rather, we had an edit conflict and I got confused. I was editing the article at the same time as you, for the same reason (to add a photo of a Blue John bowl, as requested by some feedback on the article). I considered the picture of the Castleton bowl (and experimented with putting it in and previewing it a few times), but in the end decided the Chatsworth photo looked better; then when I saved the article I saw the Castleton picture had appeared and assumed I'd left it in by mistake (normally Wikipedia flags an edit conflict, but it didn't seem to here, hence my confusion). Feel free to put the picture back; I don't feel strongly, but I don't think we need two pictures of similar bowls, and I wonder such a picture belongs better in the "Use" section, where I put my picture, rather than at the top. But I'll leave it up to you. Dave.Dunford (talk) 15:03, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Oh, and to explain my edit summaries. (1) "photo of artefact, as requested in feedback": one of the feedback comments on the article (here) asked for a picture of a vase (which was what prompted me to add the photo); (2) "correct photo": because, as explained above, I didn't realise you'd edited the article at the same time and thought I was fixing my own mangled edit. Sorry they weren't clear. Dave.Dunford (talk)
Great work on the article. I'll have a more detailed read-through later. Dave.Dunford (talk) 08:11, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

I have left you a message at Commons:Commons:Deletion requests/File:All out of horse burgers - Tesco supermarket - 8 February 2013.jpg LGA (was LightGreenApple) talk to me 00:20, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Ah yes you got it right this time. :) Anyway, duly noted. I'll be interested to see if anyone does object to the picture in its current form. Pasicles (talk) 01:05, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Kemp Howe[edit]

Hi, Pasicles, I'm thinking that your merging of the various stubs (Goggleby, Thunderstone, etc. ) into one page was a very good idea as they seem to form parts of one megalithic complex. However, looking at the relevant sources (eg: Barrowclough, Clare) I'm pretty sure that Kemp Howe isn't used as the name of the complex (although it may have been the terminus for the Southern Shap Avenue set of stones). Burl and Clare seem to think that Skellaw Hill was the focus of the avenues of stones. (Clare doesn't even name Kemp Howe, he just lumps everything under "Shap"). Barrowclough calls the whole thing the "Shap Complex", which starts in the north at the Thunderstone and ends up at the Kemp Howe circle in the south. We could call the page the "Shap Complex" or maybe the "Shap Avenue complex". Neither is very satisfactory, but I prefer the second as the "Shap Complex" sounds like a psychological condition. What do you think? I can re-arrange and expand the page if you you agree. Thanks, Laplacemat (talk) 10:30, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for the slight delay in replying -- I've been away for a few days. I've now responded on Talk:Kemp Howe. Pasicles (talk) 13:52, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Confusion over Plutarch bust image[edit]

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Thanks for your comments on Plutarch's bust image. I have now posted some comments at Talk:Plutarch. FYI, there is a modern copy of the bust of Plutarch at present day Chaeronea. Could you chime in if you get a chance? Odysses () 21:40, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for that, I've responded on Talk:Plutarch. Pasicles (talk) 13:53, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

List of English Heritage properties[edit]

Re this edit summary; I'm sorry you feel that way. In no sense was I trying to do anything to upset you. the "[[file:|90px]]" appeared to be artifacts of a bad edit of some sort and I was cleaning it up. Nothing more, nothing less. Please be aware that Wikipedia is a joint project. I was simply trying to help. --Hammersoft (talk) 00:51, 14 June 2013 (UTC)


DYK[edit]

Hi, would you mind if I nominated Erema for DYK? Thanks, Matty.007 19:27, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Go ahead, I'd be quite happy to see Erema as a DYK. :) Pasicles (talk) 19:36, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, the link is at this link. Thanks, Matty.007 20:03, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
Hee, I see you picked up on that rather chauvinistic Academy quote. :) Pasicles (talk) 20:14, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Erema[edit]

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Hell Stone, Portesham[edit]

Hello Pasicles. I notice you've changed the wording in the Portesham article so that the Hell Stone "may have been used as a resting place for people awaiting burial in the nearby Valley of The Stones", as opposed to the previous "men awaiting burial". The source for the original statement states that the Hell Stone "is said to have been the resting place of famous men awaiting burial, perhaps in 'The Valley of the Stones'". Do you have a different source which doesn't specify gender? Thanks. PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 22:43, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi PaleCloudedWhite. No I don't have a different source - but if the source used ("West Dorset Holiday and Tourist Guide") does say that then it seems a pretty wild bit of conjecture. According to the archaeology textbooks almost nothing is known about the Hell Stone because its so badly damaged - as far as I know, not one bone has ever been found there and there is no reason whatsoever to suppose that it was "the resting place of famous men awaiting burial". When other Neolithic tombs have been excavated elsewhere in Britain it has been shown that they were used as communal tombs with bones of men, woman and children, see: this link for some examples. I can't think of any reason why the 1983 West Dorset Holiday and Tourist Guide is likely to be correct about this. Oh, and I would also suggest that a guidebook from 1983 is likely to unthinkingly use sexist nouns and pronouns. Anyway, it's up to you, you can revert, I don't mind. :) Pasicles (talk) 23:36, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
No, I'll leave it as it is. I've never considered it to be a watertight source (though it is perhaps better than it seems from its title, at least for general info, as it was produced by a local authority rather than a commercial source, and much of the info it contains is corroborated by other sources). I asked because I hoped you'd have a better source, not because I was challenging your edit. PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 08:36, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Hadrian's Wall Milecastles[edit]

Just had to leave a quick note to say how much your work on the Hadrian's Wall milecastles is appreciated. I started the project in the hope that a few others would get involved, and we'd whistle through them at a rate of knots. That didn't happen, and I soon found that my level of enthusiasm dropped below the level of time I was prepared to devote. I logged on this morning after a short absence, and there were all your new articles. To say I was delighted would be an understatement. You may even have shamed me into getting involved again after my current project. Sammy_r (talk) 11:12, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi Sammy_r, thanks for your message, I wondered if you would notice. :) I don't blame you for getting disillusioned by the lack of help in creating your pages -- huge swathes of Wikipedia just seem to be completely abandoned these days: if you look on Talk pages you see lots of conversations taking places in 2007/8 and then they just dry up! As for me, I got involved in the milecastles, because I was curious about the Cumbrian Coast defences: they are vaguely mentioned in lots of sources, but they are never properly described, they seem to be the hidden secret of Hadrian's Wall! I thought I had better get some of those central milecastles done while I was at it. I have only, of course, summarised what Pastscape says: it can be quite a patchy resource at times, but it seems to have worked well so far. Anyway, you are quite welcome to edit, change, and add to anything I have done. Pasicles (talk) 23:21, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
Keep up the good work. I've found that the Handbook to the Roman Wall compliments Pastscape quite nicely, usually having a little extra detail. I recomend it, especially if you're interested in the Cumbrian Coastal Defences.Sammy_r (talk) 12:34, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Any Old Iron[edit]

I have been enjoying your additions to the Iron Age structures of Scotland. Where appropriate I have also added the links to Oldest buildings in Scotland, although some (e.g. Dun an Sticir) don't meet the criteria for that list. Ben MacDui 16:51, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks a lot. I was motivated to create a few pages on brochs because I noticed that the 3 brochs I've personally visited - Dun Beag, Dun Telve, and Dun Troddan - didn't have pages on Wikipedia, despite the fact that they're three of the best remaining brochs in Scotland. Anyway, I'm just randomly adding a few more pages on the better-preserved brochs. I shall take a look at the Oldest buildings in Scotland list if I add any more pages to see if I should add links. Pasicles (talk) 22:18, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

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Historical Scotland[edit]

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Can you pop across again, Pasicles? Just realised the import of part of your initial comment, and that may change things... :o Best wishes --Haruth (talk) 00:30, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Phidias[edit]

Hi, saw your edit and wonder if you know the correct page-link, if there is any? Do you have a name maybe, or is the current info all we have? Thanks. prokaryotes (talk) 01:18, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi Prokaryotes. No there isn't an appropriate page-link for Dicaearchus father. It was I think a common practice in ancient Greek biographies to give the name of the person's father, but most of the time the name is all we have. I'm pretty sure nothing is known about Dicaearchus father except his name. In fact very little seems to be known about Dicaearchus himself which is why we've only got a couple of biographical sentences about the fellow. FWIW Archimedes's father was also called Phidias. Pasicles (talk) 20:25, 30 May 2015 (UTC)


Stone Circle Killin[edit]

Hi- this is not on the list- best Jwheels1 (talk) 20:20, 13 August 2015 (UTC) Stone Circle Killin http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g551940-d4324757-Reviews-Stone_Circle_Killin-Killin_Loch_Tay_Loch_Lomond_and_The_Trossachs_National_Park_S.html Jwheels1 (talk) 20:20, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi don't know what 'list' you mean. But I'll create an article on the Killin Stone Circle if you like. :) Pasicles (talk) 23:05, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

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Just letting you know that I undid your recent edit to Abbeytown. While you were correct that the content wasn't cited, I was able to find sufficient references easily so I added back the information. Pitipaci (talk) 08:27, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

That's fine, just avoid spamming the same content over too many Wikipedia pages, because then it just starts looking like political campaigning. Also there is a page on the Solway Plain, I should have mentioned that I actually added the information there instead. Pasicles (talk) 16:26, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
That's fine, if you'd mentioned in your edit summary that you'd moved it to the other article I probably wouldn't have bothered adding it back (it was nothing to do with me in the first place!) but because it looked like you'd entirely removed easily-verified information I replaced it. Never mind! Thanks for replying, much appreciated. Pitipaci (talk) 13:21, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Puma Energy[edit]

Hi Pasicles, I noticed that you'd edited Milford Haven Refinery recently. I recently proposed some possible edits to Puma Energy (here on the talk page), including the Milford Haven investment but also its first investment in Colombia, as well as some updated figures (number of countries it operates in, storage capacity, service stations and revenue). Would you be interested in taking a look and seeing if you think they should be added. I have a COI – as stated on my user page, I'm a PR professional and Puma Energy is my client. Many thanks. HOgilvy (talk) 20:07, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi sorry about the slight delay in replying. I'll have a look at the Puma Energy page, but bear in mind I'm not an expert in petroleum or in multinational oil companies! :) Pasicles (talk) 17:59, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

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Applemore[edit]

I've edited OpenStreetMap based on your comment here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Applemore "There is a location called Applemore just outside of Dibden Purlieu (geograph), but it is not a village. It might, in some sense, count as a hamlet, I suppose."

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Why is this a copyright problem? Pasicles (talk) 14:04, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

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Hee, thanks a lot. While cleaning-up the rest of Seneca's pages, I noticed that there was only one treatise still absent, so I thought I'd add it. Pasicles (talk) 14:29, 2 January 2018 (UTC)