User talk:PumpkinSky

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Request[edit]

Someone please delete and protect my user and talk pagees. Thank you. PumpkinSky talk 21:35, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

I can delete your user page but unless you're obviously being harrassed or the page is vandalized, your talk page will have to remain open so people can contact you. You're free though to remove the content of your talk page if you think the page has become too busy. But why would you like to have your pages protected? De728631 (talk) 21:40, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
I've protected the user page per your request, but administrators typically can't delete talk pages barring a right to vanish. Best of luck to you, PS. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 23:20, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

kafkaesque[edit]

... becomes a new meaning Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:44, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Indeed, damned if you do, damned if you don't. Hang in there Psky, and come back one of these days, the Montana articles need you! Montanabw(talk) 03:07, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Sanddunes Sunrise IV[edit]

Sanddunes Sunrise

pumpkin sky
I miss your Precious support

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'tis the season

Louisa Venable Kyle wrote a children's book on The Witch of Pungo ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:20, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Goodbye[edit]

Just realized that you have departed, PumpkinSky...I hope you change your mind and return one day. ;-) Liz Read! Talk! 16:11, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

...as do I. ES&L 17:17, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

AN discussion[edit]

PumpkinSky, I'm not sure if you're monitoring this page whatsoever, but as this discussion is something that interests you, I am advising you of its existence ES&L 11:21, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Farewell[edit]

PumpkinSky, I am so sorry that you have decided to leave us. You have been a well-respected contributor and I hope you reconsider your retirement. Warmest regards, Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 03:36, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Echoing. Collect (talk) 19:01, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Very sorry to see you go. Do hope you will return, whenever or however you can. Martinevans123 (talk) 19:14, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
I sign on to these messages as well. Be well PS and come back asap. Thankfully wiki time is flexible enough to accommodate any length of time off. Take care. Δρ.Κ. λόγοςπράξις 20:33, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
Me too. North8000 (talk) 00:12, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Hope to see you IRL. --evrik (talk) 05:11, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

SG for Grace Sherwood[edit]

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:30, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanksgiving[edit]

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Sharing

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 00:09, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Do justice: Did you know ... that Mark Williams-Thomas researched and presented The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, an award-winning ITV Exposure documentary? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:07, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Visste du att...[edit]

Look for a familiar blue image on sv:Wikipedia:Visste du att..., thanks to Hafspajen, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:28, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Main Page appearance[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let know the main editors of the article List of Medal of Honor recipients educated at the United States Military Academy that it will be appearing as the main page featured list on March 31, 2014. You can view the TFL blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured list/March 31, 2014. If you think it is necessary to change the main date, you can request it with the featured list directors Giants2008 (talk · contribs), Crisco 1492 (talk · contribs) or SchroCat (talk · contribs), or at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured list. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions of the suggested formatting. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. Face-smile.svg Thanks! © Tbhotch (en-2.5). 05:19, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

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Precious and missed

nice --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:57, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
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30 June 2012: Precious appeared

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:04, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Just to let you know -- Missing Wikipedians[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians. XOttawahitech (talk) 08:32, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Long overdue[edit]

Just wanna thank ya, for your May 2013 comments at WP:Arbitration Committee, concerning the then barring of my talkpage. GoodDay (talk) 19:57, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! PumpkinSky talk 22:42, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For all you did when you were here. Jim Carter (from public cyber) 11:16, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
Why thank you! PumpkinSky talk 22:42, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

List of stutterers[edit]

Great to see the list of stutterers on the Main page today! I remember working on Heck together, sentimentally so. Liked your signature above ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:53, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

More than 7k hits ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:24, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
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Remember, four years ago you asked if running a Bach cantata DYK among all the Halloween hooks was ok? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:40, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

RfC - 14 months later than intended[edit]

Interested users are invited to comment at Wikipedia:Administrators/RfC for an Admin Review Board. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 04:47, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanksgiving again[edit]

Pumpkins served on the Main page, turkey inside the TFA: thanks for all you did here and happy thanksgiving to you and your page stalkers! I am free from the want to have you back here, but it would be a better place with you. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:38, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Precious - three years![edit]

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--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:54, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

What a beautiful poem dedicated to you in 2007: "Ho, come out with the wind of spring, ... Come, ye loved friend, weary and worn, I will lead you over the hills of morn."! - Read my TFA today ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:41, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

You do fine work, Gerda.--Wetman (talk) 01:32, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Six years today, and I remember it as if it was yesterday. Thank you also for inspiring images! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:15, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

I have an image license question in my DYK nom for Aplerbeck, - could you say something there please, the image was removed from the nom? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:01, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hi this dfrr. I see you left no spam. good job. this is not a Spam Message.:-) Have a good day Dfrr (talk) 20:16, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Baden-Powell[edit]

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I could really care less about any article or editing anymore. Wiki is waaaaay too dysfunctional and always will be. But thanks for telling me. PumpkinSky talk 20:46, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanksgiving
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Shout for joy

Editing or not: Happy Thanksgiving! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:36, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

PUF listing notice[edit]

Hey... your previous user page is protected and not redirected, so Twinkle breaks. Thought I should do the courtesy of letting you know, but you probably don't want the official templated notice, so here's something a little more personal: so that you are aware, I have listed File:Eldred eagle medal.jpg as a possibly unfree file, since "educational use only" contradicts the GFDL/CC-BY-SA license stated. I plan to convert File:Eldred Color Eagle.jpg to Fair Use with similar reasoning. I hope you are well. Storkk (talk) 09:19, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year 2016[edit]

Christmas lights pumpkin farm.jpg Happy New Year 2016 + Christmas lights pumpkin farm
Best wishes for your for the Christmas Season and a Happy new Year! Hafspajen (talk) 19:09, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

2016 year of the reader and peace[edit]

2016
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2016 had a good start, with a Bach cantata (a day late) and an opera reflecting that we should take nothing to seriuz, - Verdi's wisdom, shown on New Year's Day, also as a tribute to Viva-Verdi. (Click on "bell" for more.) Miss Yunshui (among others) and his harmonious editing. We can only try to follow the models of those who left, - like you. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:29, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

I didn't know when I chose the image (from the article of a missed user) for whom the bell tolls, - I pass Impact in his memory. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:49, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Impact[edit]

Impact
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Thank you for your impact
in writing the most successful TFA,
in teamwork across language barriers,
in founding a project for
qualiity article improvement,
making people's day by calling them
Awesome Wikipedian!

Four years ago, you were recipient no. 4 of Precious, a prize of QAI! I follow your footsteps, feeling a bit lonely. Enjoy whatever you do now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:45, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

10 July, - took only 300 years to restore a good name. Thank you for the article! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:20, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks kindly[edit]

... for the input on the image problem at today's TFA. - Dank (push to talk) 17:02, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

You're welcome. See new comment there and fix on Commons. PumpkinSky talk 00:57, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Happy Halloween! (apropos)[edit]

You are missed!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 06:37, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

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Happy Thanksgiving[edit]

Danke
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Variedades de calabaza

Thought of you when I took the pic --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:55, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

Giving thanks for five years precious, and thank you for your help with images, much appreciated, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:41, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

Hello PumpkinSky. I just became aware of your editing contributions from my watchlist. Although you have been active for a short while, today is the day you've given me joy in seeing your return. And today is the day I am very glad to welcome you back.

I hope you are, and have been well, and I hope you remain well, and active, for as long as you possibly will. If there is anything I can do to help you along, please fell free to call on me. Also, do know that should I observe need, my help will ensue without your having to ask. Again, welcome back, indeed, thank you for your gracious return!--John Cline (talk) 19:08, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

Thank you. Very kind of you. PumpkinSky talk 19:14, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
Delighted to see you back. You have always been an asset to Wikipedia! Montanabw(talk) 16:56, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you but I'm mainly here for Grace Sherwood and a few gnomish edits. PumpkinSky talk 16:58, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Networking[edit]

By the way, I pinged you at Dawnleelynn's talkpage. She's a semi-new user, been here since last fall, but she's been doing absolutely fantastic work with articles on cowboys, bull riding and bulls. I've been helping her some, but it's time to expand her network and I thought of you, given your interest in topics related to the western USA. She's sandboxing a list article on one of the halls of fame and I think she'd value input from more good faith editors (besides moi, of course...). Great person, good contributor. Montanabw(talk) 17:08, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Image to commons[edit]

Can you move File:Wolkentanz I.jpg to the commons, please? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:13, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: Afraid not. I would if it was under a free license. The photo info clearly says it's copyrighted and being used under fair use = not Commons eligible. PumpkinSky talk 16:53, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

TFA[edit]

Thank you for the Witch of Pungo, whose good name Grace Sherwood was restored after 300 years OTD. There's hope for our names ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:40, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

 :-) PumpkinSky talk 09:37, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
For the album, a soprano singing your praises ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:41, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

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Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

Gaufre biscuit.jpg A quick note to thank you for the work you've done on the Kafka FA. It's a beautiful piece, I'm using it as an example of not just Wikipedia's most excellent, but also about how Wikipedia collaboration happens - via talk pages and other communication between editors. Thanks for all you do! Monikasj (talk) 19:38, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
Oh, why thank you. PumpkinSky talk 19:41, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

4th Fighter Wing[edit]

I see you edited 4th Fighter Wing to change the number of USAF units that can trace their history "to another country" from three to two. I'm having trouble figuring out where either of these numbers comes from. I come up with either 0 or 8, depending on the meaning of "to another country" . The eight are the 23d Fighter Group (formed from the American Volunteer Group), the 74th, 75th and 76th Fighter Squadrons (formed from the 1st, 2d and 3d Pursuit Squadrons of the AVG), the 94th Fighter Squadron (formed in part from Escadrille N.124) and the 334th, 335th and 336th Fighter Squadrons (formed from RAF Eagle Squadrons). If we're talking about countries, rather than units, then 3 would be correct (UK, France, China). In any case, making this statement about the 4th Wing is inaccurate because it is its subordinate squadrons, not the wing headquarters (which was activated in 1947) that were formed from the Eagle Squadrons.--Lineagegeek (talk) 20:28, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

  • Lineagegeek, I just used the official 4TH FW history, reference item 2 in the article, it's about the second line on that web page or so. You clearly know more about this than I do, so I defer to your knowledge. It's probably worth re wording the sentence so it's clear what it's talking about. PumpkinSky talk 20:35, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Today's Wikipedian 10 years ago[edit]

Awesome
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Ten years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:56, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for both. Happy Thanksgiving! PumpkinSky talk 12:52, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

Please be aware that your signature uses deprecated <font> tags, which are causing Obsolete HTML tags lint errors.

You are encouraged to change

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Respectfully, Anomalocaris (talk) 06:36, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Test. AGAIN. PumpkinSky talk 11:52, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! —Anomalocaris (talk) 20:00, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

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Thank you ...[edit]

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Precious six years

... for improving article quality in January 2018! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:57, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#User:PumpkinSky and User:HalfGig[edit]

You have been mentioned at AN/I. -- Colin°Talk 11:35, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

February 2018[edit]