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Loadsa Pics![edit]

I uploaded a heap of my own pics of various markings, colours etc.

I have no idea how to show you where they are! (PippaRivers (talk) 18:04, 3 February 2011 (UTC))

Someone showed me :o)

http://toolserver.org/~daniel/WikiSense/Gallery.php?wikifam=commons.wikimedia.org&since=&until=&img_user_text=PippaRivers&order=-img_timestamp&max=25&order=-img_timestamp&format=html

There they are! Have fun with them. (PippaRivers (talk) 18:34, 3 February 2011 (UTC))

Oops ..... no categories :-( Do you want to play with those, or can you tell me how to do it? I'm far too novice on here! (PippaRivers (talk) 18:36, 3 February 2011 (UTC))

Catted them for you. Categories in Commons work just like they do here, with the same code. I like to use HotCat, it makes catting a whole lot easier and quicker. And btw... that's some frosty rabicano! Are they all New Forest ponies? Pitke (talk) 20:04, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Bless you for catting them! I am still far too much of a newbie on here, but I'm sure I'll catch on someday :o) Most of them are either pure-bred or part-bred Foresters (and several of them are mine, as they're the ones I can get closest too, most often). Bless you even more - you've inspired me with a reason to take some 'me time' and go out on the Forest colour-and-markings hunting for some more good pics. The frosty rabicano is one I came across regularly some years ago whilst hunting for my gelding (the flaxen chestnut who also donated the leg-markings and hair whorls pics). It took three days of walking (cold, wet, exhausted) to locate him to bring him home, even though we knew he'd likely be within a mile of the centre-point of his 'haunt'. Finding your pony, who runs free on several thousand hectares of Forest with loads of cool hiding places, is a lot more problematical than finding him in his own field at home! What did you think of that striking dun-appy foal? I know where a good blue-dun-tobiano usually hangs out ..... if I can find her, I will get some pics for you. We have some amazing combinations out here on the Forest; my chestnut (Sunny) has evidence of sooty, rabicano, pangare, sabino-type and splash-type white markings, as well as his more obvious chestnut and flaxen. And we have some really nice rabicanos - skunk-tails, coon-tails, frosty rump-mantles, topline frosting, and some seriously cool rabicano-classic hybrids who show up with lovely marbling effects on their coats. (PippaRivers (talk) 09:58, 4 February 2011 (UTC))

Assistance with French horse breed[edit]

We have someone who knows the topic trying to clean up Camargue (horse), but their English is not great. My French is confined to about 20 words so I'm not sure my cleanup of their cleanup has the nuance right. But you know a smattering of French, so maybe could you trot over there and see if we are making a royal mess of things? Or help make the mes even worse? Or something? Merci! Montanabw(talk) 21:04, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

What a coincidence... my Mum has been translating that very article from French to Finnish just a week ago or so! She consulted me for vocabularity and basic knowledge for all the horsey things, so I actually know the article. She compained it was a mess in French though, too inexact and stuff. I'd direct you straight to her, but even if her English and French are better than mine, she suffers from the handicap of knowing next to nothing about horses. I'll have a look-see as soon as I can get back to Net on my lappy for multi tab browsing. That should be today evening. Pitke (talk) 06:46, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
LOL! This is starting to remind me of the translation efforts needed by Lewis and Clark. English to French to Hidatsa to Shoshone to Nez Perce and back. Somehow they got all the way to the Pacific Ocean and back, though. I guess it means that patience works! Montanabw(talk) 08:52, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Oooohhh, multiple between-languages-translations! I can't remember the third language involved, but the first two were English and Russian, and the phrase was "Out of sight, out of mind," ...... and it came back after going the other way as "Invisible idiot." (PippaRivers (talk) 20:33, 7 February 2011 (UTC))

Dartmoor Hill Ponies[edit]

Hey there Pitke! I created a cat for Dartmoor Hill Ponies over in Commons, and sorted through some of the 'Dartmoor Pony' pics to put them in the right place. Someone undid one of my moves almost as I was doing it, saying there was no such thing as a Dartmoor Hill Pony, so I bunged a brief explanation plus links to both the Dartmoor Pony Society and the Dartmoor Hill Pony Association onto the talk page for each pic I moved. I'm just going to nip over there and see if they've all stayed put, or whether some of them have strayed back out of their paddock and got over into the wrong place again, lol!(btw, this is still Pippa here, I just went incognito on the name :-) ) (ThatPeskyCommoner (talk) 10:22, 11 February 2011 (UTC))

I see what you did there, good job. Took the liberty to cat some tobianos into the Dartmoor Hill Category. Pitke (talk) 13:38, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
Hmmm. I learn something every day. Never knew there were two breeds. See Dartmoor pony. For now, I suggest keeping both in the same article until or unless there is enough sourced material to split them out. Montanabw(talk) 18:38, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Add a Cat, please?[edit]

Hey there, I still can't work out how to add a cat to an existing pic!

File:ChestnutNFxTB.jpg wants to be categorised as non-NF ponies running the Forest - could you please do that for me? (ThatPeskyCommoner (talk) 04:18, 18 February 2011 (UTC))

I don't know what happened, but it's been in that cat for at least a week. Are you sure you were looking at the image's Commons page? Files linked like this as opposed to this or this first direct you to an automatically generated Wikipedia page with a link to the Commons. Pitke (talk) 07:05, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
I bet that's what happened -- the image on wikipedia appears to be redlinked in the cats, when at Commons it's properly set up. Montanabw(talk) 23:07, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
summink like that, yep! ThatPeskyCommoner (talk) 16:37, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

jpg and png[edit]

Hey Pitke, thanks for the crop on the KimBERwick photo (grin, I know, just being an annoying Yankee). Question, though: Seems like you do a lot of images in .png format, which seems to be a lot larger, slower to open and more apt to be quirky on some browsers. (definitely can be a problem for me when I'm working at home on the old dialup...) Just wondering if there was a logical reason you're doing that -- my understanding is that wiki-world likes photos to be .jpg and save .png for things like maps and diagrams. Not a mortal sin, just inquiring. Montanabw(talk) 03:34, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Just my software and old habits really. Can try and fix it. Pitke (talk) 09:18, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
LOL! I really like PNGs for diagrams, much superior to GIF, and diagrams usually not all that large of a file size. But when I'm home on the dialup (as opposed to goofing off at work on the high-speed), the photo jpgs load a lot faster! I feel like a Luddite and why they won't run a damn cable two miles down the country road beats me, but there you have it! Montanabw(talk) 05:18, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Want a Laugh?[edit]

Check out the Notorious Prehistoric Zombie Elk. And pray you never meet it on a dark night ..... ThatPeskyCommoner (talk) 16:25, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Red links[edit]

Hi Pitke, You could kill a couple of redlinks by creating short stub or start-class articles. Scandinavian Coldblood would be my first pick -- that's a type including several breeds, yes?? Maybe some other related terms too. Just a thought. Montanabw(talk) 22:01, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

  • I see no support for the idea of a group of breeds called "Scandinavian coldbloods", other than the fact that North Swedish Drafts, Dole Gudbrandsdal horses, and another Swedish/Norwegian breed whose I fail to recall now, and the mixes between these three, and Finnhorses just happen to be matched evenly enough to be raced fairly agains each other. The group of trotters excludes the Fjord Horse and the Iceladic, "Scandinavian" excudes the Finnhorse, "coldblood" could exclude as much as three breeds, and I'm sort of having feelings that the people breeding the pony-size Lyngshest/Nordlandshest won't have ther animals called ay other than "real" horses. So potential four non-coldboods here. Pitke (talk) 14:13, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
Ah, but that's precisely the thing. We outsiders need to understand that there is a term for a type, just like we have gaited horse, stock horse and, arguably, warmblood. We have some articles that break down other horses by competition class, such as in the various hunter/jumper/hack articles. So one way or another, a linked explanation of the term would be VERY useful. For example, I already DID assume that the Finnhorse was a "Scandanavian coldblood." See the problem? ;-) Maybe if you aren't up for an article, could you at least add a definition to the Glossary of equestrian terms so we can link to it as needed? (The glossary would need a source, though, we can get away with dodgy sourcing on stub articles, FYI) Montanabw(talk) 21:08, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
ERROR: No source available. Pitke (talk) 17:29, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
Also, no article for you. I refuse to do one on a foo term. Pitke (talk) 17:30, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
Montana, where did you see the term "Scandanavian coldblood"? From what Pitke is saying, it sounds like this isn't a group that sources put together, unlike gaited horses, stock horses or warmbloods, which are common groupings made by just about any source on the subject. If no sources group these breeds together as "Scandanavian coldbloods", then cobbling together an article on the "term" would be major OR. Dana boomer (talk) 17:32, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
None other than our own dear Pitke redlinked it here, it's used in a couple articles and a photo: [1]. So if it's a "foo word," it's Pitke's foo word (grin and Noogies). May want to add an entry to the glossary. Montanabw(talk) 20:49, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
Fixed Faksen, and the other instance is a work's title where it means "Swedish and Norwegian coldblood trotter breeds" as a term of convenience. No glossary entry. Maybe one for "coldblood trotter". Pitke (talk) 22:43, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
Okay, I'll digress, "Scandinavian coldblood (trotter)" does mean a thing and here it is: "coldblood trotters with varying degrees of Swedish and Norwegian breeds in their pedigree". Practically mixed breed horses that are allowed to compete with the purebred ones. Which means there has to be some sort of breeding program including both breeds, which means they must have some sort of a shared trotter standard, which brings it close to being a legitimate horse breed, and worthy of a separate article especially if we look at something like Georgian Grande Horse. This is most probably because the breeds are so closely related, and keeping them separate would be harmful for the race horse breeding as they are not large breeds at all. One of the source books I've used says, for instance, that Swedish trotters have certain faults in leg anatomy something like ten times more than Finnhorses. As for racing, I'm not sure if a Finnhorse mix would be ok, because I don't believe anyone's ever tried such a thing. Just don't ask me to find a source for this stuff. Except that I know you will, and I must understand and forgive you, because if good sources exist, they're in Swedish and Norwegian most probably, and I am the only one around who knows either any. Pitke (talk) 22:55, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
LOL! That Georgian Grande ref pretty much makes my point. (I tried and failed to keep Moyle horse out too, by the way) I find this world of coldblood trotter racing to be unique and very interesting; before your work on Finnhorse, I never even knew such a thing existed, I thought only Standardbreds and similar light trotting breeds were ever raced. So I guess where I'm coming from is that if we have obscure regional horse sports, say Ban'ei, then we maybe should kick around having something as funky, cool and regionally unique as coldblood racing, however that happens. Montanabw(talk) 05:21, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Come Play in the Nice Sandbox :o)[edit]

Heya, Montana thought you ought to come play in the nice sandbox and see if you can help out, come up with some seriously cool pics, and so on. It would be nice to see you over there :o) ThatPeskyCommoner (talk) 05:20, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Ping! Do you have any spare time to come play? I have found a few pics, but they aren't set in stone, and I'm sure you could find better ones. Ideally I'd like to have one pic for each four-to-five inches of screen-length, without making it too pic-heavy. And any input you feel happy to provide on the rest of it, of course, will be more than welcome. ThatPeskyCommoner (talk) 10:13, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Whew![edit]

You're back! We had some drive-by editor (a long time one, but not active on WPEQ) trying to change all the refs in Finnhorse to harvb format for some obscure reason, in doing so screwed up a bunch of stuff, which was reverted, then tried a less dramatic approach, but it still was weird, I reverted him and he got kind of upset at me. Anyway, Dana and I were trying to protect the article in your absence, but maybe this guy did have a legitimate issue, I don't know. So, go check out the talk page and if there are any legitimate suggestions, I told this editor that you ought to be the one who does the fixes, if any are necessary, so they don't get screwed up. I'd be glad to help, but only if I actually know what I'm doing. In the mean time, thanks for being you over at Gypsy Vanner! Montanabw(talk) 04:43, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm told that, for FA, Harvard-type references are 'preferred' - so might it be a good time to go change them all anyways? (At least once GA-wossname is over, possibly). I'd be happy to go do this if you guys would like it done. Pesky (talk) 08:51, 18 April 2011 (UTC)
For now, my suggestion is that I'd rather not scratch it if it doesn't itch. But I think Pitke addressed some of this already. Montanabw(talk) 17:32, 18 April 2011 (UTC)
Those amazing ref codes that make the refnote text highlight the source it's from? Yes please! Ö_Ö *slightly drooling* Pitke (talk) 19:40, 18 April 2011 (UTC)
As long as it's not me who has to do it, I can barely navigate a citation template! Montanabw(talk) 20:40, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Harness racing in Finland[edit]

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DYK for Harness racing in Finland[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:02, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Studbook articles[edit]

If this helps you create the Suomen Hippos article, here are some ones on other stud books/Breed associations. General Stud Book, Arabian Horse Association, American Quarter Horse Association, World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses. None quite the same as what you need to do, but possibly helpful. See also studbook selection. Montanabw(talk) 21:57, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Reipas[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 06:03, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Yay for Finnhorse![edit]

Congrats on the GA! Great job! Montanabw(talk) 18:34, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Hook thoughts[edit]

One Hook idea: "DYK that the champion harness racing Finnhorse Eri-Aaroni had his racing career cut short due to Finland's conflicts with the Soviet Union during the Winter War and the Continuation War, but still sold in 1946 for the equivalent of 680,000 Euros, the highest price ever paid for a horse in Finland? " You might need to tweak that a bit and make sure it is the proper length, all sourced, etc., but I think it will work for English readers. The suffering-and-triumph stuff is always good. Montanabw(talk) 04:40, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Computer weirdness[edit]

Hi Pitke, thanks for whatever fix you made to whatever strange edit happened on the Eri-Aaroni article. I've noticed lately that when I'm editing from home, where all I have is an old dialup that is really slow, I sometimes have had some really bizarre editing things happen, like the same edit going up three times or half of it disappearing entirely. (editing portal horses last night was one of them and whatever happened to Eri-Aaroni was another.) Not sure why this occurs, but just letting you know it's not deliberate. One of these years, when I get around to it, we will upgrade to wireless at home, but it's a PITA due to the upfront costs for the equipment (still way cheaper than going to satellite dish, the only other option), and we keep hoping that the durn doggone cable company will someday be arsed to run broadband down the last two miles of country road. But they probably won't, I've been bugging them for five years now... Sigh. Montanabw(talk) 15:56, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Assessment ;-)[edit]

(Note that I am only in disagreement with some of your changes, probably agree with about half -- don't be too mad at me!) Montanabw(talk) 17:44, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

If you wouldn't mind...[edit]

...there is a request for your input at Talk:Draft Trotter. Thanks, Dana boomer (talk) 03:02, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Prettytable[edit]

There is no template named {{Prettytable}} on this wikipedia. So, when you included it (before I removed it here), it added to the transclusions of this missing template, and caused it to appear in Wikipedia:Database_reports/Transclusions_of_deleted_templates/1. I believe you will find that my edits did not change the appearance, but just removed a completely useless invocation of a missing template. Thank you. Frietjes (talk) 21:50, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Ah, fair enough. I was just surprised to see unsummaried edits in userspace. Pitke (talk) 01:20, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Eri-Aaroni[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:02, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Pictures of horse riding[edit]

Hello, thanks for the quick editing of the pictures. I've answered your question on my site. MatthiasKabel (talk) 20:45, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

PROD[edit]

Hi. Anyone can remove a PROD if they wish, even the creator, and it cannot be put back - see "2. If any person objects to the deletion (usually by removing the {{proposed deletion}} tag), the proposal is aborted and may not be re-proposed." at WP:PROD. If, as you say, it needs to be discussed, you need to nominate the article at WP:AfD (PROD isn't a discussion anyway) -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 14:28, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Ok, no problem. I've only ever PRODded stuff at Commons and fi.wikipedia and stuff works really differently there. Pitke (talk) 15:46, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, it can be confusing if you work on different Wikipedias - but no worries, the AfD looks fine -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 18:51, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Frietjes messed with my user page(s) as well.[edit]

Frietjes messed with my user page(s) as well. Some people have some nerve. Eric Cable  |  Talk  22:28, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Horse[edit]

Hi Pitke - Montana, Ealdgyth and I have lately begun to think of taking the main Horse article up to FA status, with a view toward nominating it later this summer. If you had some time, we would much appreciate it if you would stop by, take a look, and let us know if you have any comments. We have all been staring at it so long that we can't even see basic typos, so some new eyes would be extremely useful. Thanks in advance, Dana boomer (talk) 17:54, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Wiki Changes[edit]

Thank you very kindly for the suggestion on using preview. I am a wiki-gnome, and my changes are usually very small and I only when I see they need to be made. Otherwise, I will take your suggestion under advisement 66.60.162.46 (talk) 23:20, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Kisber Felver[edit]

Thank you for the cleanup on Kisber Felver. I do a lot of cleanup but I've looked at so many articles tagged for cleanup that my standards are getting easier to meet. RJFJR (talk) 18:11, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Complex vertebral malformation[edit]

Orlady (talk) 00:02, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Nice work. Steven Walling • talk 00:10, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Finnhorse links[edit]

Hi Pitke - I see that a bunch of your major links have gone dead in Finnhorse. I started trying to repair them, but the security program on my computer starting complaining about the website - not sure why. Since as a Finnish speaker I'm sure you have a better idea of what's happening on that website than I do, are you able to repair the links? If so, it would be awesome - the less articles with cleanup tags the better! Dana boomer (talk) 02:06, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

I did a bit of this and that and discovered that most of the links if not all are indeed existing under new urls. I've been having some wiki holiday lately, but come Christmas, I will probably get back to it. Pitke (talk) 16:53, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Have a great Christmas[edit]

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Have a wonderful Christmas. As the song says: "I wish you a hopeful Christmas, I wish you a brave new year; All anguish, pain, and sadness Leave your heart and let your road be clear." Pesky (talkstalk!) 23:24, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

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Yay![edit]

Congratulations for getting FA on Finnhorse at Finnish wiki! Nice going! Montanabw(talk) 20:13, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks :) It's on front page this week too. Pitke (talk) 23:01, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Congrats from me as well - you've done fantastic work on this article across so many wikis. Wish we had 100 more editors like you just in the horse project :) Dana boomer (talk) 13:21, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Agreed. Friendly, welcomes collaboration, enthusiastic, better spelling and grammar than most native speakers -- what's not to like? Can we adopt you or something Pitke??? Montanabw(talk) 17:24, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Up your alley[edit]

Edits on Scandanavian harness racing may benefit from your review: [2] Montanabw(talk) 02:44, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Final vote on which image to use[edit]

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Horse cats[edit]

I restored Tovero and Overo over at commons, long story, but short version is that they are legitimate terms of art. I'd like to see them kept, I'm not great at commons categorization, but basically, until we have a DNA test for splash and have figured ut all the variants of sabino, including if one form of splash is the same as one form of sabino, there will always be a need for "overo." I have no real problem with the other "multiply spotted" cats other than being clunky and awkward, but I think there is a place for official terminology - even if it's "just American" -- after all, we are the ones doing most of the color genetic research and have the biggest obsession with spots -- and the most spotty horses! Montanabw(talk) 22:01, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Sure, sounds fair enough. Just maybe contact my *Commons* talk page next time it's about Commons and it's about deleting/restoring cats or something like that? Separate projects you know :P Pitke (talk) 07:27, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
Will do, I forget that commons has talk pages too. Silly me. Montanabw(talk) 19:10, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Catahoula Cur[edit]

PLEASE DO NOT USE MY PICTURES AND EDIT THEM, YOU PUT THE INCORRECT DESCRIPTION ON ONE OF THEM. THANK YOU — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bugaflee (talkcontribs) 19:59, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

What picture and caption do you mean? I have edited the captions of more than one images in that article. --Pitke (talk) 21:18, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

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Vanners[edit]

Saw you get trapped in one of my edit conflicts, I sourced your bit and am not done fiddling with the article for today. Montanabw(talk) 00:27, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Ping[edit]

I think I may have found a way out of our dilemma at the equine coat colors template. Go see what I'm thinking. I suspect we are mostly in agreement on the big points, (I think we ultimately quibble over style more than substance - hugs!) and as I thought over what you had to say, I think I have a solution that may work for you. Montanabw(talk) 19:09, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Lede Image on Catahoula Page[edit]

Have you gotten a chance to review my photos? Is it ok to change the image? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sasquatchcatahoula (talkcontribs) 17:48, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

WikiDragon[edit]

You may have noticed this [3] was made an issue about me rather than the actual content. As for me, feels like a vendetta removal. Zulu Papa 5 * (talk) 17:12, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Heeheeheehee![edit]

Glad you joined the club! LOL! Montanabw(talk) 18:30, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Infobox horse coat[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Infobox horse coat has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. eh bien mon prince (talk) 12:08, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Pitke, I didn't know this existed; do you want to salvage it and use it in the coat color articles? Maybe post at WPEQ talk and we can see what others think. Maybe do up a sample of it like we have at {{Infobox horse breed}} so we can see the finished product? Montanabw(talk) 22:56, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes, that was my intention. However for the time being I lack the energy to work on Wikipedia so I'll have to let it be for now. If you think the template could be useful, I'd be thankful for salvaging it. --Pitke (talk) 14:15, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
I'll take a peek at what I can do to salvage it. Montanabw(talk) 03:07, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

SAVED! I just did some tweaking of the design and created a sample, please let me know what you think. (and fix any syntax you think I screwed up) Montanabw(talk) 01:36, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

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Horseplay[edit]

Ok, I get it now. I still don't understand what the "even" business is about. Why must the horse have an even number of legs? And which book are we talking about? Paradoctor (talk) 13:17, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Idk about the book but the "even number of legs" business is pretty clearly just something to begin the play with, and to set up the "odd number" pun. The previous editor probably can point you in the right direction about the book... --Pitke (talk) 14:18, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

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Pictures[edit]

I found these between the Favourites of yours. Wy don't you nominate those as a FP ? File:ErcinaLakeHorse.jpg and File:View from a ridge between Segla and Hesten, Senja, Norway, 2014 August.jpg Hafspajen (talk) 20:40, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Nice idea! The latter already is a FP, I'll see what I can do with the other one. --Pitke (talk) 00:49, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
The later is a F. picture on Wikimedia Commons. But not yet on the English one. So you could try it here to. The requirements are a little different, it has to be used and so. But these are used. I found them in collection, tracing a dog picture that was there, and I said. thses are great. But then I realized that it is Your collection - and I never take any picture from anybody's page without asking them first if they don't want to do it themselfs. Hafspajen (talk) 01:12, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
It has to be a minimum 1500px X 1500px, it has to used and be in an article for a week at least - otherwise it is pretty much the same. Hafspajen (talk) 01:16, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/Nomination_procedure Hafspajen (talk) 00:45, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Interested?[edit]

Could use an English speaker who also knows French here: User:Montanabw/Horse welfare sandbox . I have the French editor of the fr.wiki article pinged too. No agenda yet, not certain if I will even create it, but if there's the energy to translate and get it up, I'm "donating" my user space. (Article will need some work to go into en.wiki). Montanabw(talk) 04:57, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

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Help Needed For Article On The Most Feared Writer In The World Today[edit]

Hello Pitke, I am writing to you in order to enlist your help in creating an article for what I believe is one of the world’s most consequential writers of the past decade—but whom no one knows who they are, if they are even a human being, and who may, or may not, be an intelligence agency, or even a computer program.

In searching for hours through Wikipedia’s Teahouse, and extensively studying the profiles and information relating to everyone there, I’ve come to the conclusion that you may very well be the only person in the world that can accomplish this feat.

Most particularly, your physical location in the world, combined with your language skills, give you, and you alone, the necessary attributes to evaluate this effort too.

The subject needing your article creation and editing abilities is Sorcha Faal (whatdoesitmean.com), who since 2004 has written thousands of articles that have been republished in nearly every language and country in the world, including Finland.

http://mettemamma.blogspot.com/2005/08/kuka-on-sorcha-faal.html

https://mesikammen.wordpress.com/tag/sorcha-faal/

http://keskustelu.skepsis.fi/message/Message/322645


About fours years ago I did attempt to create a Sorcha Faal article on Wikipedia (US), but it was eventually delisted due to what can only be described as politics and my personal inability to either understand the whole process, or to defend the subject matter.

The global consequence of Sorcha Faal though cannot be denied—with even China’s official government newspaper People's Daily in 2011 naming one of Sorcha Faal’s articles as being in their top 10 list of conspiracy stories for 2010.

http://scitech.people.com.cn/GB/25509/13684891.html


During just the past few weeks too, a Sorcha Faal article has been consuming Russia to such an extent that nearly every major media publication, and television programme, have been commenting and writing about it—including a Sputnik (news agency) reporter questioning the US Pentagon about it.

http://svpressa.ru/war21/article/140731/

http://ren.tv/novosti/2016-02-01/smi-turciya-sbila-dva-amerikanskih-voennyh-vertoleta-v-sirii-12-morpehov-pogibli 01 February 2016

http://de.sputniknews.com/militar/20160201/307523810/pentagon-hubschrauber-abschuss-dementi.html

http://www.trud.ru/index.php/article/04-02-2016/1333842_barbarossa_erdogana_mo_rf_obnaruzhilo_podgotovku_turtsii_k_napadeniju_na_siriju.html


Back in 2010 too, a Sorcha Faal article ( http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1322.htm ) alleging that the Haiti earthquake was caused by an American earthquake weapon was even citied by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez as evidence that this really happened.


From the Voltaire Network: Haiti and the seismic weapon http://www.voltairenet.org/article163729.html

From Iran government television Press TV: Chavez says US 'weapon' caused Haiti quake http://edition.presstv.ir/detail/116688.html

From the US Fox News Channel: Hugo Chavez Mouthpiece Says U.S. Hit Haiti With 'Earthquake Weapon' http://www.foxnews.com/story/2010/01/21/hugo-chavez-mouthpiece-says-us-hit-haiti-with-earthquake-weapon.html


In 2014, Iran’s Fars News Agency published another Sorcha Faal article ( http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1730.htm ) about Nazi-linked aliens who were in control of the US—and was then picked up and written about by The Washington Post and The Huffington Post among many other mainstream news organizations around the world.

Snowden Documents Proving “US-Alien-Hitler” Link Stun Russia http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13921021000393

Iranian news agency says the U.S. is secretly run by Nazi space aliens. Really https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2014/01/13/iranian-news-agency-says-the-u-s-is-secretly-run-by-nazi-space-aliens-really/

Tall White Nazi Space Aliens Are Not -- We Repeat NOT -- Invading http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/23/snowden-documents-us-alien-nazi-link_n_4592101.html


In 2009, WorldNetDaily even reported that the US Department of Homeland used Sorcha Faal articles when they created a “right wing” terror list—and Mother Jones (magazine) had their reporters contact the Russian embassy in Washington D.C. about a Sorcha Faal article too.

'Extremism' report based on Web chat http://www.wnd.com/2009/08/106695/

The Latest Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory: Obama Death Squads Targeting Gun Rights Activists http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/02/obama-sending-death-squads-after-gun-rights-activists


As of this moment, without Sorcha Faal having a Wikipedia article this very consequential, and global, author is being relegated to the nether regions of the internet with only the “snarky point of view” RationalWiki website having one written—and which is beyond disgusting.

Why this is so, I firmly believe, is because someone, or something, is very afraid of this Sorcha Faal and (it/she/he/them) are now, and have been, a target of a US government disinformation campaign described by Glen Greenwald using the secret documents proving this is so provided to him by Edward Snowden.

How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations https://theintercept.com/2014/02/24/jtrig-manipulation/


The value of anonymous writers, such as Sorcha Faal, to human society can never be underestimated, and when efforts are made to silence them, I firmly believe, those of us whom are able to defend them should.

On 28 June 2007, the Sisters in their report titled US Banking Collapse ‘Imminent’ Warns French Banking Giant gave you a nearly one and a half years warning about the 2008 global market crash.

On 25 October 2008, the Sisters in their report titled Iranian Leader In Secret Meet With Obama At US Military Stronghold In Hawaii gave you a 7 year warning about the United States rapprochement with Iran this past week.

On 1 August 2014, the Sisters in their report titled India Shocks World, Joins Russia Against Obama Regime told you the truth that the Western invasion of Libya was related to the planned Gold Dinar, and which only this week a US State Department email released under court order confirmed was true. http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1988.htm


I believe you are one such defender and hope that you are able to achieve the goal of Wikipedia having a Sorcha Faal article included in it—after all, if this Sorcha Faal isn’t “notable” under Wikipedia standards who else can possibly be?

Thank you, Diane picomtn@gmail.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.47.165.51 (talk) 16:23, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

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Holiday card[edit]

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Wishing you a Charlie Russell Christmas,
Pitke!
"Here's hoping that the worst end of your trail is behind you
That Dad Time be your friend from here to the end
And sickness nor sorrow don't find you."
—C.M. Russell, Christmas greeting 1926.
Montanabw(talk) 24 December 2016 (UTC)