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English Wikipedia makes many references to (see for a list) - mostly to the African Plants collection.

I have transitioned the relevant specimen pages to The remainder require an understanding of the new naming scheme at the appropriate jstor sites, compared to the naming scheme at

I would be grateful if you could supply me with this information.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Farmbrough


January 2017 at Women in Red[edit]

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January 2017

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"Listas" edits[edit]

Hi. I filed phabricator:T154346 just now after noticing your recent "listas" edits such as these. I think duplicating default category sort keys between subject-space pages and talk pages is kind of crazy and we should stop doing it once there's a better/more automated functionality available. --MZMcBride (talk) 01:43, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

It's an interesting question. There may be circumstances where the two should be different, but I'm not sure that anyone cares enough. I was also considering whether template magic could pick up the DEFAULTSORT in the same way it can pick up redirectness - this may be one of the methods you mention. User:JimCubb did a great job on maintaining these for several years, alas he is no longer with us.
In terms of the number of edits, catching up a five year backlog has been tedious work, but I am hoping that we can be smarter going forward and add living and listas when the banner is added. All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 07:30, 31 December 2016 (UTC).

The exceptions are probably too few. This phab ticket was a brilliant idea. -- Magioladitis (talk) 12:06, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

I think we would keep the listas template parameter available for overrides and exceptions, but the (implicit) default value of the parameter would be the subject-space's default category sort key. --MZMcBride (talk) 14:16, 31 December 2016 (UTC)
Indeed! (This is the approach I like - the vast majority just works, only the exceptions have elaborations.) All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 14:35, 31 December 2016 (UTC).

Happy 2017![edit]

Happy New Year! Wishing good health and happiness as we start the new year! --Rosiestep (talk) 19:22, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Thank you! All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 20:45, 1 January 2017 (UTC).

Happy New Year Rich Farmbrough![edit]

--Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 19:31, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Looking forward to it! You too! All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 20:45, 1 January 2017 (UTC).

Happy New Year, 2017 Rich[edit]

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Another year; another edit. Keep up the good work. Best wishes 7&6=thirteen () 20:51, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks! This year is going to be busy! All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 20:55, 1 January 2017 (UTC).

Happy New Year, Rich Farmbrough![edit]

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Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 10:35, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

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Photo request for Lebanon PA[edit]

Why did you remove the places category from the photo request at Talk:Lebanon, Pennsylvania? JustinTime55 (talk) 15:05, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Because Category:Wikipedia requested images of places is "intended to organise other categories and not for specific article talk pages. Using ... one of the sub-categories or using the in= parameter implies it is a photograph request of a place." All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 22:52, 3 January 2017 (UTC).

Arbitration Case opened[edit]

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Wikidata weekly summary #242[edit]

Request for a custom list of pages[edit]

Hi Rich,

I'm looking to try and sort some of the many "next" redirects and think a list of a subset of them would be a good place to start. I don't know how to generate this, but I think it is the sort of thing you can do. If so, please could you to generate a list of all redirects that:

  • contain the word "next"; and
  • contain at and least one of the words "assembly", "by-election", "by-elections", "byelection", "byelections", "debate", "debates", "election", "elections", "parliament", "parliamentary", "president", "presidential", "season", "senate", "session" or "spill"; and
  • target a page that does not have the word "next" in the title.

(all case insensitive) And post the result to a new page in my userspace, ideally as a sortable table with a column for the redirect, a column for the target, and a column for the date of the last revision (this is the least important).

Thanks, Thryduulf (talk) 19:13, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

YesY Answered on user's talk page. All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 22:55, 11 January 2017 (UTC).


What's this about Rich? Hawkeye7 (talk) 10:07, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Fellows of the Royal Society who do not have articles. Note they are all men, as all the women have been covered. All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 12:28, 12 January 2017 (UTC).
Oh. Well, you can strike William Richard Joseph Cook off your list. Hawkeye7 (talk) 19:00, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! And indeed quite a few others! All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 23:53, 14 January 2017 (UTC).

The Signpost: 17 January 2017[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #243[edit]

Magioladitis workshop page[edit]

Hi Rich - could you move your edit here to the "Comment by others" section please? Thanks. Doug Weller talk 17:04, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Netanyahu (disambiguation) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Netanyahu (disambiguation). Since you had some involvement with the Netanyahu (disambiguation) redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. --Nevéselbert 23:45, 19 January 2017 (UTC)