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William Fetter from Germany into English[edit]

Hello Philg88, now my next article. William Fetter in German is in the ANR and English on my user page. I am not finished with all the syntax corrections and some small translation in the references - I do it this week. The text is finished and can use some corrections. I will ask @W.carter: also for help.

At WP:en is a stup about William Fetter. I did a complet new research an did write the text complet new. Please take a first look. best.--Maxim Pouska (talk) 16:41, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Hi there Maxim, welcome back! To avoid the attentions of the Notability Police, the first thing I suggest you do is to convert the external links into references. A single reference isn't sufficient for en Wikipedia. Cheers,  Philg88 talk 17:44, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
OK, no more external links. It's done (I hope).--Maxim Pouska (talk) 04:57, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
@Maxim Pouska: Sorry, the references I was referring to are those for the existing stub that you linked above. I've now found the other version in your sandbox and will see what I can do with that. Cheers,  Philg88 talk 07:42, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
Hello Philg88, I corrected in the last days many small errors like syntax and translations. But now I don't find more. I hope you now have less work with my text. Best.--Maxim Pouska (talk) 05:54, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Hi Maxim, I have copyedited the article and left a number of requests for clarification. It is shaping up nicely but still needs some work. Cheers,  Philg88 talk 06:57, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

@Philg88: OK, I do the work in the next days. Best.--Maxim Pouska (talk) 11:33, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
@Philg88: Hello today I did a last correction of the Article [William Alan Fetter] on my user page. I did the work you asked for and thanks to the help by @W.carter: I fixed some more and now the last link – deleted because he is no more to find. Can you please now merge my article with the old stub about William Fetter. The lemmata for the article is best William Fetter and not William Alan Fetter. Best.--Maxim Pouska (talk) 14:09, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Maxim Pouska: All done. Please shout if there are any issues. Best,  Philg88 talk 09:22, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Dzungar genocide[edit]

Hi, can you look at this Rajmaan is posting clearly biased contents.

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Technical Request[edit]

Even though you said "1 done" here, your log has no record of you performing the move. Just posting here in case you forgot. Snuggums (talk / edits) 13:40, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

@Snuggums Weird. Don't know what happened there, sorry. Now done.  Philg88 talk 13:58, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

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Your edits about water supply and sanitation on the China page[edit]

I like that you reverted the removal of content about water supply and sanitation and to rather add a note that more citations are needed, see here. We've had some discussions with other editors about this, because we had added equivalent content so quite a few country pages (several in Asia, too). Could you take a look at the comment that I put about this issue here?: EvMsmile (talk) 05:11, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi there EvMsmile and thanks for the message. I think that where there is sufficient sourced information on a country's water and sanitation infrastructure then there is no reason why a subsection can't be added to an existing "Economy" section or elsewhere if appropriate. That said, Wikipedia works on consensus and mine is a single opinion. I think you need to address the issue on a case by case basis and as a separate activity start a generalised discussion on the template issue. Good luck,  Philg88 talk 07:40, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

CE request (4)[edit]

Hi my dear, Phil! I'm extremely sorry that I have been flooding your talk page with so many copyedit requests. I feel bad to trouble you every time, but you see, the skill you possess is something I will need 100years to attain. So, can you do me another favor? If you are not already preoccupied with other important things, could you please lend your expert hands on this little list I've created? :) Thank you very much! Jim Carter 15:15, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

I have moved it as the title was grammatically incorrect and then cleaned up as much as I can. The meaning in two places remains unclear as indicated in the article.  Philg88 talk 15:52, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
I have clarified the two requests which you have left in the article. Please take a look. BTW thanks a lot for moving the article! Jim Carter 11:02, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Should be OK now.  Philg88 talk 11:58, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much, Phil! Do you have some time to copyedit this small draft? I'll be merging it (cut-and-paste) to Henri Desbordes once a bit of clean up is done. Thanks a million times Jim Carter 15:04, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Yes check.svg Done, and as I think I've said before please start a new section for a new topic/request otherwise it is difficult to keep track of where you're posting.  Philg88 talk 15:15, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Oh, yes, you told me once. I'm sorry I forgot. Jim Carter 15:56, 9 November 2015 (UTC)


Looks like you overlooked (the second) one: [1] - ? - (talk) 17:05, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Well spotted. Thanks.  Philg88 talk 17:09, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

About you removing my last edit...[edit]

It was not an experiment, and I found it be constructive. I added that he is Fenno-Swedish (which he is) and linked to the page "Finnish-Americans" because it includes Fenno-Swedish Americans too.

What should I have done better? Leave out the link? And maybe change to sources that say he is Fenno-Swedish? (didn't read the sources so they might have already mentioned that). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:17, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Hi IP Actually, in Wikipedia terminology Linus Torvalds is a Swedo-Finnish American. This term is preferred over Fenno-swedes which is a redirect. Swedo-Finnish are not to be confused with Sweden Finns. It is understandable if Philg88 and other non-Swedes and non-Finns does not know about these distinctions. Nevertheless, the first sentence in a Wikipedia article only deals with what citizenship/nationality a person has and not what group of people within that country they belong to. What kind of Finn he is, is addressed in the first part of the Linus Torvalds#Early years section in the article (with a link to Swedish-speaking population of Finland), where it belongs. I know that most Swedo-Finns are very particular about being addressed as such, but in the lead section of a Wikipedia article it only matters what the passport says so it was right to remove your edit. Cheers (from the Swedish editor), w.carter-Talk 06:42, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the input kompis, looks like you nailed it already. I know people can be very sensitive about these labels. Best,  Philg88 talk 07:22, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Alright, I understand. (talk) 14:22, 9 November 2015 (UTC) 

Hi Phi[edit]

Why your Chinese is so good?Are you one of 海外华人? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 大梅伦敦登顶 (talkcontribs) 05:54, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

不是海外华人,过十年多住在中国。祝好  Philg88 talk 06:44, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Last request[edit]

I know you feel disturbed for my repeated requests, another request, small one here. I'm sorry for this, I'll not annoy you again for some time. Thank you! Jim Carter 08:56, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

No problem with the request, the problem is that the article is incorrect. Brush pots originated in China, not Korea a lot earlier than the Joseon. I'd recommend you do some significant background reading before continuing.  Philg88 talk 09:07, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
Can you point me to a source for that? I couldn't find much in Google Books about Brush pot's history, this is not my subject I actually need your help. Thanks! Jim Carter 09:28, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
Sorry no, I'm happy to help with copyediting but I'm afraid you'll have to do your own research. A lot of the sources will be in Chinese so its probably not the ideal topic for someone who can't read the language.  Philg88 talk 10:04, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
Ok, no problem. Then could you please help copyedit the other sections? I'll remove the background section, and merge it with the existing article. Then I may ask Zanhe for additional help. Cheers! Jim Carter 10:10, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Yes check.svg Done  Philg88 talk 10:39, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Taking a number and waiting in line[edit]

Standard queuing-ticket system for copy edit requests

I've added a couple of bytes to the Swedish History Museum, and since it is one of our most important museums I figured it deserves some good language. Would you mind taking a look at it when you have the time and feel so inclined? Caution! Article is very dry. Be sure to don dust goggles and grab a beer before entering. Cheers, w.carter-Talk 11:04, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done kompis. Only a light polishing required so next time you can jump the queue and use the express checkout. Cheers,  Philg88 talk 13:31, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much! I'll have to start looking for the top icon for that extra privilege. And thanks for teaching me a new word: "aegis". Face-smile.svg I'll make corf my next little project. It is a very common item for anyone who's ever fished in the Stockholm archipelago and more diverse than the article currently says. best, w.carter-Talk 14:31, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
You're welcome. "Aegis" is indeed a fine word. Apropos (there's another) "corf" I was horrified to find an article with "or" in the title and quickly remedied the situation. I mean really, a universal font of knowledge that isn't sure how to spell something ...  Philg88 talk 15:56, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────... ahem... hi again. Trust me to step into a mess. When I settled down last night to add to the corf article, I noticed that is was not only about fishing any longer, it was also about mining diff. Two very different uses of the word in the same article. Someone had originally made a page with a dubious spelling and someone else had in fact made a disambiguation page, only without the disambiguation. (In their defense, it put us on the right track since there were heaps of Victorian articles on mining that were linked to the original fishing article.) Looking at the pages that linked to it, it was clear that both uses of the word were equally popular, so I figured that a "real" disamb page was in order. (Sidebar: When used in fishing it is usually spelled "corf", while the mining stuff seems to prefer "corve".) I moved the page to Corf (fishing) to make way for Corf disamb and then split Corf (mining) from the fishy article. I added hat notes to the two articles. So far so good. After that I went about fixing the links to Corf and sorting them to fishing or mining. (Look at my contribs) I also sorted out the links that had been made to Corf or Corve, but in doing so I found another disamb page: CORF. This is where I stopped. Should the two entries at Corf be added to CORF and the first page be removed or made into a redirect or are these two spellings considered different, or...? Other hat notes on all articles?? Advice and/or help would be much appreciated. w.carter-Talk 00:01, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

...Hm... WP:TWODABS. There isn't really a need for a separate disambiguation page here as there isn't a WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. Corf could have been supplemented with Corf (mining) with a hatnote on the former. This is why you've hit an issue with CORF, which is a red herring anyway - readers do not generally type in upper case and the framework doesn't care - a search for "corf" will take you right there. I would suggest that you put the fishing corf back at the base name, keep and expand corf (mining) and ignore CORF. You will need a friendly admin to move corf (fishing) because of the page history. Luckily, you know one Face-smile.svg  Philg88 talk
Ah! Me stupid, You elegant solution finder. So, can I make a request here to said friendly admin to move corf (fishing) back to corf or should I make a formal request at ‎Uncontroversial technical requests After Screw-ups? Could a redirect be left at corf (fishing) while I change all the fishy links back to the original, after which I guess that page can be deleted? Thanks for sorting this out, w.carter-Talk 08:07, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
Strange how we started this with the Swedish History museum and ended up dealing with an odd kettle corf of fish. Anyway, I've moved corf back with a redirect in place so that you can sort out the links. Let me know when that's done and I'll zap the redundant page. Best,  Philg88 talk 08:25, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
"The WP moves in mysterious ways." All the fishy links are now going to the corf, corf (fishing) is all yours to zap. Talking about strange things that the WP does: After all the source-searching I did for Blasting mat, the search engines and pesky cookies are still flashing me adverts for dynamite and mining equipment. It's educational. Need something blown up? Give me a call. w.carter-Talk 09:24, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────End-result or Everything You Need To Know About Corf. Face-smile.svg w.carter-Talk 00:00, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Good job, kompis. Well done!  Philg88 talk 06:32, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

about Khalistan[edit]

sir the article about Khalistan movement i know you have written article on th bases of Bias-Media which doesn't show one sided. Being a Stranded of particular region , I have read lot of things about this movement . sir it's fine if you want to write , you can write but pls have deep rooted knowledge . now also present time , that is today I don't know you heard but police picked innocent youth and put them under bar with false cases . I know you won't believe in me . sir you are quite far siting and enjoying tea but come here , you will lend too much info , what's going on . can you imagine , Bunch of people register with case in which they are blamed to be anti nation . reason was they come up and raised their voice against cruelty . and strange thing Media showing one side of scene sir I really disappointed about things which were written . sir I respect your site but pls go thru the whole thing

Taranjeet singh Khalsa (talk) 18:56, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
@Taranjeet singh Khalsa: Hi there and thanks for the message. I do not take one side or the other as far as Khalistan is concerned. My role is purely to ensure Wikipedia's policies and guidelines are adhered to and in particular that the article remains neutral and unbiased.  Philg88 talk 06:57, 16 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi Phil, if you have time, please take a look at Chandrala, Gudlavalleru mandal, Chandrala, Mylavaram mandal, Chandrala (Vijayawada), Chandrala,_Near_Gudivada and also User_talk:Vin09#Regarding_conflicts_with_page_Chandrala. The user moved pages, though there were sufficient references. If you have time please correct it. Chandrala, Mylavaram mandal, Chandrala, Gudlavalleru mandal are the genuine pages. If you need anymore info I'll provide, hope I'm not taking your time. Thanks.--Vin09 (talk) 03:29, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

@Vin09: I assume that the strike through means you have everything under control?  Philg88 talk 07:15, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
No actually I've reported it in WP:ANI with the help of User_talk:NeilN#Suggestion disscussion.--Vin09 (talk) 07:18, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
OK.  Philg88 talk 07:30, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

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Bling-bling map[edit]

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...Hmm kompis. Alas, my map making muse appears to have deserted me right now - possibly due to burn out from making too many. Can I suggest that you add the second Tsodilo Resources map as an external link? That will also avoid any potential copyright issues. Best,  Philg88 talk 07:38, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
Excellent idea, my friend, I'll add the link 'til I've figured out how to make a passable map myself. You might consider removing the offer to make maps temporarily from your user page, until the muse returns. Also thanks for adding the date to the article. In all the hustle and bustle of searching news articles for facts and what with the ITN and all, I was stressed and forgot many basic things in the article. But it was an exciting find and I got a bit carried away. Cheers, w.carter-Talk 10:48, 21 November 2015 (UTC)