User talk:Rosiestep/Archive 15

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Happy New Year

Thanks for the greetings. It is now almost time for the new year to beginning in your country. Let me me wish you a very prosperous and very happy new year 2011. I will attend to the park article later in the day.--Nvvchar. 05:18, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Happy new year both!!♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:08, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Caves of Aruba

The DYK project (nominate) 14:05, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Happy New Year! I've destubbed the park. A good hook would be about the largest tree, however one of the sources says it is ctually located just outside of the reserve area, this needs verifying. Kankakee Torrent needs a helping hand, somebody already nominated it but it requires more and ref fills to be DYK worthy.♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:08, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

BTW I think our date convention should now be e.g 1 January, 2010 as the book ref tool lists it like that.♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:44, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

I have completed my inputs to Pureora Forest Park.--Nvvchar. 15:33, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Nice one, maybe disperse some of the gallery photos into the article. Are they really all of the reserve? I think maybe we ought to expand some of the national parks of New Zealand , maybe work on a double or triple set over the next week or so. Most of them need an awful lot of work..♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:59, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

I am sure you would like to add to this article Lake Alexandrina, New Zealand to make it 5x. Also add to this Wallblake House.--Nvvchar. 17:05, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
I have fixed reference to fact tag and also completed all conversions of units. The article is expanded by more than 5x. You may like to nominate.--Nvvchar. 23:34, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

I've nominated Wallblake House. There is an article I want to do as soon as possible, Shark fin trading in Costa Rica in light of the recent news about Gordon Ramsey. I am highly intrigued to learn about it.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:50, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

I am sure you would like this Te Matua Ngahere in New Zealand, your favorite country. It needs more references and inputs to make it 5x, which I am sure you would be able to locate. Please let me know the url of wikicommons where I can find [Wallblake House]] imgs. I will upload them. One more article will be coming soon on St. John's Cathedral in Antigua.--Nvvchar. 12:59, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
This is also done St. John's Cathedral, St. John's. It is 5x

I've started User:Nvvchar/Saint Barthélemy. Let me know if you are interested. I suspect though that a lot of the information available will be in French.This source should take us half the way there... ♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:41, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

I've nommed Shark finning. Can you review somebody else's hook later?♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:29, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Georg Carl Amdrup

The DYK project (nominate) 20:04, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for T'aenghwa

Materialscientist (talk) 08:38, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Songgwangsa

Thanks for this article Victuallers (talk) 21:00, 3 January 2011 (UTC)


Sampit needs a bit more text to be DYK worthy.♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:43, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Ayo Rock Formations is almost ready for DYK. May like to add and nominate. Thanks.--Nvvchar. 04:03, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
Nominated. May like to add an alternate hook. I have made substantial additions to this User:Nvvchar/Saint Barthélemy. Will need much more text to make it 5x.--Nvvchar. 13:48, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

You may be interested in expanding Malibu Lake.♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:09, 9 January 2011 (UTC) I was wondering if you could start California Film Commission?♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:31, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Wallblake House

Grondemar 23:12, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Pictures, and categories

Hi again. I haven't forgotten about the pics you requested. They are just hard to come by. Next summer I want to get out of town and perhaps go into the interior, so maybe I will have more luck. I assume that you want pics of the people, right?

Also, I did some clean up on Westfield Galleria at Roseville. The "controversy" section mystifies me, but I am loathe to blank it. Hopefully the template helps. Also, I did some clean up in the section about last years fire. I also added what I felt were some relevant categories. I realize that not all fires are notable, but this was one hell of a fire that closed the mall for a week and destroyed 20 stores. I clicked on the categories and noted other buildings that have experienced significant fires are listed thusly. Anyway, I just thought you might take a peak. Thanks again! AlaskaMike (talk) 22:21, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

  • I see you made a few changes to the article, thanks! I was down there last May when I visited some of my family. You probably remember me contacting you after I posted a photo of the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary. (Parents in Roseville, and a sister in Auburn) I remember being shocked by the fire. I'm glad things are getting back to normal. I have one or two photos to add to the article, not sure why I never thought of it before. :) AlaskaMike (talk) 14:07, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Lake Alexandrina, New Zealand

The DYK project (nominate) 12:04, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. --Nvvchar. 07:08, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Lake Malibu residents

Hi. I see you are currently adding to the list of Lake Malibu residents. Can I ask you to be a little careful when doing this with current residents, as there may be privacy issues involved. I left a note about this on the talk page, but I thought I'd better let you know here as well too. AndyTheGrump (talk) 02:43, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi Andy. I fully support the privacy issues associated with BLP, and as you can see, I'm only adding names to this article if there is an appropriate inline citation. That said, if someone were to remove any of the names, I wouldn't knowingly put them back on the list. --Rosiestep (talk) 02:55, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
Hi Rosie (should I call you Rosie?). Thanks for the response. I think with BLP there has always been a tenancy to err toward assumption of privacy with addresses and the like, even if available on RS. On that basis, I'm thinking of suggesting that we explicitly limit the list to former residents - it is a small area after all. I'll put a note on the talk page, to see what others think. AndyTheGrump (talk) 03:01, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
I'll go along with that and I'll remove some of the names I just added. They can always be put back on the list if someone else disagrees with the action. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:09, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

If it is sourced it should be absolutely fine.♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:14, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Terra Chã needs a bit of a copyedit and can then be nominated. I've also started User:Nvvchar/Health benefits of honey using material from the honey article and will begin building upon it later. It has the potential to be a very comprehensive article as there should be a wealth of material we can use in four out of five of the books I've listed in the bibliography. Honey appears to have magical powers! Very interesting actually.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:57, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi! This needs your expertise in copy editing for the joint article to be retrieved. The book references on travel have been questioned. I have added some text to Lake Malibu article. I hope it is OK. Thanks. --Nvvchar. 06:02, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for nominating Terra Cha. However, Malibou Lake article cannot be expanded beyond 2x with out adding extraneous material. I am not proceeding further on that. On the Saint Barthélemy article, I don't know what more is required since the tags are still on. You may like to indicate to me what more is expected to be done by us. Thanks.--Nvvchar. 05:20, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, Rosie. Six references in Ariko Rock Formations are not considered adequate for DYK. Hence I have agreed with MS's suggestion to drop it as DKY nominee. I suppose same is the situation in the case of Saint Bartholemey article. I find that the references have been disturbed after the editing. It needs lot of work to verify. More over some of the book references also open partially only. --Nvvchar. 13:29, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Pureora Forest Park

The DYK project (nominate) 06:02, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Shark fin trading in Costa Rica

The DYK project (nominate) 18:03, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Te Matua Ngahere

The DYK project (nominate) 06:02, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Excellent work.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:32, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK nom

I performed the review of your DYK nom, Terra Chã, but did not understand why the article was nominated. In the last 5 days, it has not undergone 5x or even 2x expansion of the text. Unless I'm missing something obvious in the rules, then the article is not eligible. Feel free to comment on the DYK nomination page. – VisionHolder « talk » 03:31, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Never mind. I saw your comment and apologize for the confusion. – VisionHolder « talk » 03:42, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Sorry I didn't make that clear when I initially nom'ed the article, and thank you for reviewing it. --Rosiestep (talk) 04:35, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

I've expanded (a little) and nommed Malibu Lake.♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:15, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Clint Eastwood is just about to undergo GA review. If you could give it a read make any copyedits I'd be grateful.♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:10, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks also for starting Malpaso Creek!♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:03, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. Yeah, I think it just minor grammar fixes that are needed, like misplaced commas etc. I want to take it to FA eventually but I feel it needs even more book research and perhaps additional sections on Eastwood's directorial style and perhaps even one on his macho image and influence on cinema. But for GA it should hopefully be good enough.♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:15, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Can you see if you can start California Film Commission?♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:17, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

WOw, excellent job!♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:28, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

What happened to the Saint Barts nom afterwards? I've started Wat Botum which might interest you. If you do a google book search though you have to type Phnom penh after it.. I haven't asked Nvv as I suspect he is busy at the moment...♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:13, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Oh dear I just discovered what happened with the Saint Barts article. Now we have somebody with "issues" frantically editing it. Who would have thought a small Caribbean island would bring a skeleton out of the closet... He's ranting on as if he owns the article and hasn't edited since 2007.I will look at it shortly. It surely can't be as bad as is claimed.♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:26, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Oh well, we always get extremists like that every now and again. But he seems to think that every single sentence needs sourcing and can't be bothered to find citations himself.♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:04, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way and Nora Sayre may interest you. Both seemingly have plenty of available sources...♦ Dr. Blofeld 22:46, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Doulcy's completely shat all over the article. He removed the section about its restaurants and wineries too. It looks dreadful thanks to him. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:14, 16 January 2011 (UTC) Thanks for inviting me on University of Cambodia. I added some text and I find that it is already through on DYK.--Nvvchar. 02:46, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Malibu Lake

The DYK project (nominate) 12:04, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Happy 10th Anniversary of Wikipedia!

Enter CBW, waits for audience applause, not a sausage. 16:01, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Hope you're feeling better soon. We're just enjoying another blizzard. Enter CBW, waits for audience applause, not a sausage. 16:25, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Khmer Writers' Association

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Khmer Writers' Association at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Soman (talk) 12:42, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Terra Chã

Materialscientist (talk) 18:18, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Malpaso Creek

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:08, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Glad you're feeling better. Can you se eif you can further expand and nom Malosco?♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:15, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Samrong Sen

I have started it here User:Nvvchar/Samrong Sen. You may like to add and edit. I will start on Chinit River tomorrow.--Nvvchar. 15:14, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

This User:Nvvchar/Chinit River is also done for further inputs from you. A few imgs and maps would be helpful. --Nvvchar. 15:13, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
I have completed my inputs to Ssmrang Sen. If Chinit River is also addressed by you and Dr. B, the two could be posted as double article hook, as mooted by DR.B. Thanks.--Nvvchar. 07:15, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

I'll look at Chinit tomorrow. You might be interested in expanding Zerat.♦ Dr. Blofeld 22:21, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Travie McCoy

I saw some likely, and quite juvenile, vandalism to the Travie McCoy page. It came from a previously unknown ISP address. As a "first offense", I put a "soft" warning here Handled, just a little admins FYI. :) AlaskaMike (talk) 03:06, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Cancer previvor

I took the liberty of merging Cancer previvor into Cancer survivor. My apologies for not going into a formal discussion, but the term was a neologism of limited scope, the article was an orphan with one link (the "See also" section of its new home), the referencing was light (although the NYT article was an excellent start), and it fit perfectly with the list of terms at the destination. I hope you don't my my bypassing protocol, but the outcome seemed too obvious.Novangelis (talk) 20:07, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

  • Makes sense to me, too. Thanks. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:52, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Online Ambassadors

I saw the quality of your contributions at DYK and clicked on over to your user page and was pretty impressed. Would you be interested in helping with the WP:Online_Ambassadors program? It's really a great opportunity to help university students become Wikipedia contributers. I hope you apply to become an ambassador, Sadads (talk) 21:10, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Chinit River

Yes. I have also started on this Uige Province under the A-Z list on Angola.--Nvvchar. 06:02, 22 January 2011 (UTC) Tropical would be more relevant. Please delete temperate.--Nvvchar. 07:51, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

I have deleted names of places in the geography section. I hope it is ok now though the reference mentions that name. You may like to nominate it. Samrong Sen is nominated and is through. I have also added some text to Zerat. Rayat or Royt is part of this system. I have also started on User:Nvvchar/Luoyang Museum, China.--Nvvchar. 04:31, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
I have fixed reference to tag and also deleted Laos in the lead of the Chinit River article. You may now like to nominate it. MS has done some tidying also. Luoyang Museum is complete from my end. You may like to add and post it. Uige is also ready. May like to suggest a hook, please? Thanks.--Nvvchar. 09:27, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

I don't think so. There are some things which don't add up. The Kyoto source shows the Chinit River as the looped river which explains its length. But the article claims the source is in mountains somewhere and seems to be strangely similar in course to another river of a different name... I did look at Raiyat but Nvv said it would be best to merge them or something..♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:29, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

  • I think it is now all right as per sources referred. --Nvvchar. 02:05, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
  • I have nominated Zerat with an img of indigo cultivation.--Nvvchar. 02:45, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
  • In User:Nvvchar/Luoyang Museum I deleted objectionable reference to the novel and the related text. It probably needs more expansion.--Nvvchar. 06:23, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
  • I have also started this User:Nvvchar/Kwango River. But I am not able to find much information. May like to expand.--Nvvchar. 09:01, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Very nice rearranging and editing. Thanks. I could not find anything more to add.Nvvchar. 05:58, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
  • I have fixed three references to one. I will add an img to the hook now.--Nvvchar. 03:59, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
  • I have reviewed articles for all DYKs. Please look into this User:Nvvchar/Organ Pipes National Park in Australia as I have completed my inputs. I will be away for two days will start editing on Friday night. On the Uige Province DYK there was a remark by the reviewer which I have replied. You may like to supplement. You may also like to suggest another short article for Australia.--Nvvchar. 16:07, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
  • I agree. I am not very sure while fixing many pages of a pdf article. Kindly fix it as appropriate. I also want your help in copy editing this article Kwango River, which has invited a reviewer's comment under DYK? Thanks.--Nvvchar. 13:56, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the copy edit. Will this reference [1] be OK since I could not find any other reference to the fall. Tazu as a place on the Cuango River has been mentioned in the pdf artcile and not the fall. I will fix reference to tag also. Angola article also gives reference to the Tazua Falls (a flickr photo reference). Pl advice.--Nvvchar. 08:27, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
I have added Tazua falls and related reference now. I hope it is OK.--Nvvchar. 13:33, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

California Film Commission

Sorry about not adding the tick mark; I was not entirely clear about the process. It has now been added. Thanks.Verne Equinox (talk) 16:52, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Malosco

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 06:02, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Khmer Writers' Association

The DYK project (nominate) 18:03, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for California Film Commission

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:04, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for University of Cambodia

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:05, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Chinit River

Thanks from me and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 06:04, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

You might be interested in expanding Ransom Dunn.♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:19, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:23, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

I'm ashamed to say I'd never heard of Clawdd Coch yet it is only about 10-15 minutes drive from my house!! It has an interesting Roman heritage.. Can you see if you can expand it to start class. In google books you might pick up hits though for Y Clawdd Coch which is a mountain in North Wales I think. You might wish to start that if you have time..♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:40, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Been doing some local history work today. You might find more sources and info on Merthyr Dyfan.♦ Dr. Blofeld

DYK for Samrong Sen

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:04, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. I have made some minor edits, conversions and links. You may like to get it transferred to main space and nominate it on DYK with a suitable hook. Your edits and rearranging has made the article more impressive.--Nvvchar. 15:43, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

I'm afraid I have a lot of work to do on here at the moment which is why I was too slow to respond to expanding Uige Province,,, There seems to be a big rush to nominate articles before I can even get to them!!! I'll have to let you two work on them without me for a while, at least until I can commit more of my wiki time to writing with you.. Sorry to disappoint..♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:47, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Uíge Province

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:02, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Adding broken templates

Hi. I noticed this edit of your which introduces broken |needs-photo=. (Check code to see what I mean. It has curly bracket instead of pipe). Are there others like that? Did anyone reported it before? Did you fix the problem? -- Magioladitis (talk) 03:05, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Hello - Hmm. Looks like a typo. No one reported it before. It's been fixed. Thanks. --Rosiestep (talk) 04:07, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Olov Janse

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 06:03, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Zerat

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:02, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Health benefits of Honey

Thanks for the editing of Kuwango River article. I have noted that the text and I reference I added are not OK. I have only retained one sentence which was there er earlier. I have now noted below the DYK hook that you have copy edited the article. I have now added text to User:Nvvchar/Health benefits of honey. You may like to add and edit. Thanks.--Nvvchar. 02:15, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

  • Thanks. I will add lot of text to this Wombat State Forest in the next day or two. I am trying to find imgs in flickr. If you feel the User:Nvvchar/Organ Pipes National Park is ready for moving to main space then I will request MS. Dr. B has contributed to it and I have also requested him again if he has add anything more.--Nvvchar. 05:49, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
I have completed my inputs to the Wombat State Forest. I have requested for release of an img in flickr. If the author agrees, then I will upload and fit it in the Infobox.--Nvvchar. 03:00, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
Nominated Organ Pipes National Park on DYK. You may like to suggest an alternate hook.--Nvvchar. 14:29, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
I could not get the flickr img released. You may now like to nominate Wombat State Forest as it is now on deadline date.--Nvvchar. 03:07, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
On the A-Z run, I have started this User:Nvvchar/Sozh. User page of Dr. B says that he has retired. I hope you want to continue to collaborate with me on the A-Z run and other of mutual interest.--Nvvchar. 05:24, 3 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Shall I move the Benefits of Honey article to main space and post it on DYK?--Nvvchar. 05:38, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
I have also started expanding Vetka (an interesting history and tragedy linked to Charnobyl)) in the main space to go as a double with User:Nvvchar/Sozh. Plenty of time I suppose to add and edit.--Nvvchar. 17:31, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I agree. I will try to condense it and then request for transfer. I will nominate it thereafter. --Nvvchar. 04:01, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. I will move Sozh River to main space after you complete your inputs to Vetka. I was thinking of using the second para of the lead section related to Chornobyl disaster as the text for the double article hook. Pl let me know if you have any other suggestions for the hook. Nex I am starting Betty's Hope. If you have any specific suggestions on other articles to be started, pl let me know. --Nvvchar. 05:39, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
In the honey article, I have tried to put the benefits under subcategories. I have deleted a few sentences. Most of it has been taken by Dr. B. probably from the Honey article. This article will invite attention of all medical people. Please advice if it should be posted on DYK at all. I have now completed this also Betty's Hope for your inputs and edits.--Nvvchar. 13:20, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
I am sure you would like to add to this User:Nvvchar/Chesme Church also. I will post Sozh and Vetka after you complete your inputs and tomorrow is the deadline.--Nvvchar. 05:35, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Both hooks of Wombat State Forest are fine. I don't know why no reviewer has looked at it so far. I am keeping a watch. I will nominate the double article hook today.--Nvvchar. 06:41, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
I have nominated the double article hook. You are welcome to post an alternative hook.--Nvvchar. 13:13, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
Wombat is cleared. Any hook suggestion for Chesme Church?--Nvvchar. 06:12, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Ransom Dunn

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Ransom Dunn at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 14:15, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Luoyang Museum

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:03, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Ransom Dunn

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:04, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

I'm off now, phew these Scottish villages need a lot of sorting! I thought you might be interested in expanding Roberto González Goyri?♦ Dr. Blofeld 01:18, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Samuel Danford Farm

I'm confused by your comment at T:TDYK about the Samuel Danford Farm — you discuss the alt hook, but there's never been an alt hook. Nyttend (talk) 17:14, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, but no problem; I was just a little confused. Nyttend (talk) 02:13, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Organ Pipes National Park

Materialscientist (talk) 00:03, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Roberto González Goyri

Looks beautiful - thanks for the help on my rudimentary Spanish. Shall you nominate, or shall I? --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 05:34, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey, thanks. Sorry for the non-response; I've been sporadically busy over the past couple of days. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:48, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK: Ellen Hayes

Thank you for reviewing my new article. I've expanded it and if I've read the criteria correctly, I think it is now long enough. Gamaliel (talk) 05:36, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Wombat State Forest

rʨanaɢ (talk) 20:56, 9 February 2011 (UTC) 12:03, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Here is one more for our collaborative effort on A-Z User:Nvvchar/Prickly Pear Cays. May like to add on History also, since I could not find much.--Nvvchar. 17:06, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
Yes, Ain Dara temple is interesting. I will add text in the evening as I am busy during the day with my official work.--Nvvchar. 06:31, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
I have added text from a pdf source authored by John Mason, which is also the main text mentioned in the book that you have referred where the text of the same author is given on pages 12 to 19. More can be added but it may be better to be brief. I hope I have done the needful.--Nvvchar. 02:38, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Roberto González Goyri

Orlady (talk) 00:03, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Vetka

Materialscientist (talk) 06:03, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Sozh

Materialscientist (talk) 06:03, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Ogmore Castle

Thank you for your help Victuallers (talk) 06:02, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Ain Dara Temple

I thought of introducing a section on "Lay Out" but merged it with the architectural section. It may be better to include the "Ground" section in the beginning of the architecture section. The first sentence in the lead could be a good hook text for DYK nomination.--Nvvchar. 04:15, 15 February 2011 (UTC) Reference 3 is a book by Hess where Monson's article also appears from pages 12-19 and hence I have mentioned it under work=. This has been fixed correctly now. Your rearranging of text is excellent. Now, I have also fixed an img of the Solomon's Temple.--Nvvchar. 07:15, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. I have added an img to the main hook. Since the image is not very distinct, I thought of an ALT Hook with colossal lion img, which I have added now. I hope you agree. --Nvvchar. 07:53, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
Yes. However, the user from Syria who has reviewed the DYK has preferred the first hook and img in the infobox. Now, here is another article User:Nvvchar/Khor Virap from Armenia which is equally interesting as it has lot do with Christianity spreading in Armenia. Please add and I will also add more on History today.--Nvvchar. 04:07, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
I have completed my inputs to the Armenian article.--Nvvchar. 14:46, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. I propose this hook ...that the notability of Khor Virap in Armenia and its declaration as the world’s first Christian nation in 301, during the reign of Tiridates III, is attributed to Gregory?--Nvvchar. 06:13, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
Nominated with slightly modified hook. You may like to suggest an alt hook. --Nvvchar. 09:03, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Prickly Pear Cays

Materialscientist (talk) 18:04, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Chesme Church

Thanks from me and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 12:03, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi. My issue is being dealt with so I have no reason to continue to stay away. You may wish to expand Cidomo.♦ Dr. Blofeld 22:29, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Arctic shrinkage article

Hi Rosiestep. I've suggested a name change on the talk page for the article Arctic Shrinkage that you created. If you get a chance, I'd be most interested to hear your thoughts about this proposed name change on that talk page. Thanks, --Abc-mn-xyz (talk) 19:32, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Ain Dara temple

Materialscientist (talk) 12:18, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Yes, very much. I visited this place about 20 years ago and the local Kyrgizians had arranged a picnic for me. I have also started expanding this User:Nvvchar/Nahuel Huapi National Park in Argentina which I am sure you would be interested. I hope to finish this tomorrow.--Nvvchar. 16:18, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Not too pleased to see me Nvv? Rosie I've started Sunset Marquis Hotel, might be a little too rock n roll... Excellent job on Arstanbap.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:46, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

I've also started Stone Canyon Reservoir which is located in Bel Air. You may wish to expand it. Amazed it was missing. There is a lovely photo here which I've asked Nvv to ask for. I will make a map but the servers at OSM are bad at the moment. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:55, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

You may also be interested in Achnahannet, Inverness district but you'll have to google book Achnahannet and loch ness to get the correct settlement. Its bizarre Rosie look at google street view at here. Do you spot the alien like figure in white standing at the side of the road there one minute, gone the next?♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:25, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

I have nothing more to add to Arslanbap. You are welcome to nominate it on DYK.--Nvvchar. 06:26, 21 February 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I'm a new member of WP:AOW. I've noticed that the stub templates have been proposed for rename ... no problem, but the stub categories have also been nominated for deletion. Could I get your help to oppose the category deletions (here: Wikipedia:Stub_types_for_deletion/Log/2011/February/15) --Hutcher (talk) 17:24, 21 February 2011 (UTC)


You were just ahead of me, I was about to add the *''Reviewed'': {{T:TDYK|Shchi}}. Moonraker2 (talk) 05:28, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Arslanbob

Materialscientist (talk) 00:04, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Kottarakkara is a taluk in Kollam district and all commercial operations are linked with Kollam the port city. I wrote it initially for Kollam history and then tried to link it to Kottarakkara, though a very loose link. If it does not pass muster, it could be deleted. You can take a view by either strengthening the text or delete the para.Thanks.--Nvvchar. 02:39, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
The 'Adventure' section in User:Nvvchar/Nahuel Huapi National Park could be given a different heading so that most of the text could be retained. I am now in Bangalore on a personal visit and my editing inputs would be sporadic for the next 10 days. --Nvvchar. 02:44, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. Rosie can you copyedit Mother India before I nominate for GA?♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:44, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

East of the Mediterranean might interest you. Much more info in the source given and other sources I think.♦ Dr. Blofeld 23:00, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Margaret Creek is up for AFD. Can you help show its worth?♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:09, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Looks good, thanks.♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:20, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Khor Virap

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DYK for El Grande (tree)

Materialscientist (talk) 00:04, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Gwichyaa Gwich’in and other stuff

I haven't given up on obtaining pictures of the Gwichyaa Gwich’in people, per your request. The problem now is that I am even farther away, Juneau - a fair haul from interior Alaska. I have a note of it, and will get one when I am able.

Since I now live in a new part of the state (new to me) I have been able to add a lot of information on the Juneau area. I did some editing to the Douglas Island page. I felt that it would be educational to make the distinction that it is a tidal island. I also added a photo of the bridge that connects it with the rest of Juneau. I intend to add a lot of other photos and information about Douglas Island, nearby Thane, etc.

One of my recent projects, as part of Wikiproject Alaska, has been adding relevant categories. I believe that appropriate cats are vital, as they cross reference information. One big project was my restoring the Category:Non-profit organizations based in Alaska. That page had previously been deleted because it was empty. I restored it and populated it with 23 page links so far and I'm on the lookout for others.

Any way, just sending a little salute and update to my fav Wiki-collaborator :-) AlaskaMike (talk) 15:29, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Khor Virap

Materialscientist (talk) 18:04, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Juneau-Douglas Bridge

OK with it? YES! That is awesome!! I went in and added an infobox, imported my photo, and added another category (of course! lol) I also added it to a couple of relevant WikiProject's on its discussion page, but I'll let others with less of a vested interest in it rate its importance. That was great, thanks! AlaskaMike (talk) 12:44, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

  • I hope I have clarified the point, that Juneau and Douglas are one and the same. Feel free to tweak it further. I also added another photo of the bridge, showing the buildings superstructure and architecture. I thought the boat sailing by was a nice touch :) Nice working with you on this article! AlaskaMike (talk) 18:40, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Ohinetahi

The DYK project (nominate) 06:02, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Stone Canyon Reservoir

Materialscientist (talk) 18:05, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Caccia Birch House

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Caccia Birch House at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Regards, Cinosaur (talk) 01:21, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Juneau-Douglas Bridge

Gatoclass (talk) 02:02, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Caccia Birch House

Gatoclass (talk) 02:03, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

You may wish to expand Boat of Garten and Ullinish.♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:59, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Also can you help me cleanup Mymensingh. It contains a LOT of information mostly unsourced which should be condensed and split into separate articles..I've cleaned up a vast amount of it. However, can you give the notble landmarks a major overhaul which is organized and perhaps create some new articles from them with some sources and condense it in the main article. Also sources need to be added to most of the other paragraphs, can you find some sources and fix some of the current references from urls?. Some of the missing newspapers could also be started but I cleaned that section up at least..♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:18, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Excellent work!♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:16, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Can you nominate Ullinish?♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:11, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

I'll nom it later. Two articles I came across you might be interested in expanding are Shaohao Tomb and Ixtepeque..♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:52, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

National Museum of Mauritania or Presidential Palace (Mauritania) also has potential♦ Dr. Blofeld 22:10, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Sure I'll look at it this evening, but my eye and head are playing me up today, you known when your eyelids really ache? Note that I can't access some of the material you've as sources like ref 1 because of US vs UK copyright google paranoia! All I get is the organge cover sadly!♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:55, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

I think he said he'd be away 10 days. It seems like he has been away at least 3 weeks! Hope he returns soon!♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:51, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Google paranoia I think. this was published in 1893 and is easily pubic domain in UK but all I can see is the cover like so many US publications. A shame. Nonetheless I will try to find more sources.♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:53, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

I managed to find a few paragraphs picked up in google book search but sadly couldn't access them properly. Can you check to see if the info I added it correct as for some of them I couldn't read the whole sentences. I think its ridiculous that google won't let the UK view pre 1920 material...♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:18, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm off now but you might be interested in expanding my new stub Esentepe.♦ Dr. Blofeld 23:12, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Can you get Diosso beyond the DYK threshold?♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:50, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Old West stubs

Hi - there seems to be a bit of confusion as to what I was actually proposing here - hopefully my latest comments have explained things a bit better - could you have a second look, please? Grutness...wha? 23:37, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Margaret Creek

Thank you for your article Victuallers (talk) 10:02, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Bason Botanic Gardens

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 10:03, 7 March 2011 (UTC)


I'm not looking for guidance, or for that matter a slap on the back lol, but in the past few days I've added more photos to several Alaskan pages. You have shown an interest before, so I thought you might be interested to see them. Juneau-Douglas Bridge Douglas Island Taku Indians Perseverance Theatre Thane, Alaska Have a wonderful day! :) AlaskaMike (talk) 14:51, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

  • Regarding your reply on my talk page, I have LONG felt that Wikipedia provides a LOT of great information about Alaska, but with VERY FEW pics to go along with it. The result was, the pages ended up being very dry. As I have long stated on my page, my main goal in becoming involved with WikiProject Alaska was to add some much needed photos to the pages.

I can add content by introducing pages when I feel a relevant, notable subject isn't recognized here, such as I've done with Fourpeaked Mountain and Cali Swag District, etc. I don't limit myself to Alaska, even though that is my main area here. But when a mountain that hasn't erupted in over 10,000 years erupts, thats notable! And when a hip hop group, previously unknown, has a Platinum single, that's notable! But textually, my main goal is to make improvements and add information, not to create pages. Photos, though, really transform pages here, and that is where I feel I can truly make a difference on Wikipedia. AlaskaMike (talk) 21:01, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

1400 characters

Can you point me to the rule on minimum size for DYKs? Thanks. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 21:10, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. I count about 1900 after my most recent edit. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 21:20, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Bushy Park Forest Reserve

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:53, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Ullinish

Materialscientist (talk) 08:13, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Zainul Abedin Museum

Materialscientist (talk) 16:03, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Welcome to the Wikipedia Ambassador Program

Hi Rosie!

Congratulations! Your application to join the Wikipedia Ambassador Program as an Online Ambassador has been accepted.

First off, I apologize for the following info-dump. If you're wondering how to get started or are wondering what's going on, please contact me.

If you haven't already done so, take a look at the Online Ambassador guidelines: Wikipedia:Online_Ambassadors/Guidelines

The "mentorship process" section lays out approximately what will be expected of you as a mentor. If you'd like, you can also volunteer to be the coordinating online ambassador for a class or two.

Please add yourself to the top of the list of available mentors, and note the number of students you think you'd like to mentor next term (it doesn't have to be a final answer, this is just to help with matching students and mentors once the students start getting active) and if you'd like to take on the coordination role for any classes note that as well: Wikipedia:Online_Ambassadors/Mentors (Don't add yourself to the lower "Additional online ambassadors section; that's for ambassadors-in-training and ambassadors who are already mentoring all the the students they want to take on.)

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You can catch with what's been going on so far with the first major message this term, with details about what the group should and shouldn't be used for: Wikipedia_talk:Ambassadors#Information_for_Ambassadors_about_January_-_May_2011_term

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If you have any questions, please let me know.

--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 18:59, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Mymensingh Museum

Materialscientist (talk) 00:02, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

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Mentor Needed

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DYK for Alaska-Gastineau Mine

Materialscientist (talk) 16:03, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Fort Abbas

You might be interested in expanding this.♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:01, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Alaska-Gastineau Mining Company

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:04, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Bartlett L. Thane

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:04, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, Rosie. My visit to my hometown (T.Narsipur) was a long drawn religious extravaganza which involved more than two weeks of hectic activity with all my siblings present for the occasion. I am now back to editing. Yes, I will add to the article you have suggested.--Nvvchar. 05:15, 19 March 2011 (UTC)
I hope I have done justice to this article Jurassic Museum of Asturias. My suggestion for the hook is ...that among some of the replicas exhibited in the Jurassic Museum of Asturias in Spain one is of the copulating Tyrannosaurus Rex (pictured) dinosaurs?--Nvvchar. 15:12, 19 March 2011 (UTC)
I have completed my inputs to Sierra del Sueve. --Nvvchar. 13:35, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
I will be away for three days. I have nothing more to add to the article Sierra del Sueve. You may like to nominate it after after Dr. B adds his inputs. --Nvvchar. 13:35, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
I think you forgot to nominate the artcile on DYK!--Nvvchar. 12:40, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
Here is my suggesrtion for the hook...that in the mountain of Sierra del Sueve (pictured) in Asturias, Spain, distribution of ferns in a non-tropical area makes them rare, not only in Asturias but throughout Europe?--Nvvchar. 14:59, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
You may like to contribute to this Barbados article User:Nvvchar/Chamberlain Bridge, Bridgetown. --Nvvchar. 03:10, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
I have also added more text to this article User:Nvvchar/Nahuel Huapi National Park. You may like to add or edit before it is moved to main space.--Nvvchar. 14:20, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the nice rearrange. can you suggest a hook for the DYK?--Nvvchar. 04:24, 27 March 2011 (UTC)
Nice suggestion for the hook. I will post it soon. I have expanded Mehadia and also started on User:Nvvchar/Tierra del Fuego National Park in Argentina for your inputs.--Nvvchar. 05:33, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Silver Bow Basin

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:03, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter: 21 March 2011


This is the third issue of the Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter, with details about what's going on right now and where help is needed.

Delivered by EdwardsBot (talk) 22:26, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Alaska-Juneau Gold Mining Company

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:04, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Dear Rosiestep, I am working on creating or editing wikipedia pages at MSU Bozeman for my NAS Indian Law Policy class. I am looking for an online ambassador as was hoping you could be mine. Please let me know if you would be available. Thank you.

Lisa.wallen (talk) 20:23, 23 March 2011 (UTC)Lisa.wallen

Hi Rosiestep, I'm doing a project for my class on the role of NGOs in the international arena and was wondering if you would be my online ambassador... I would really appreciate it! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jahugh04 (talkcontribs) 17:51, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Diosso

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 08:04, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Expanded and nommed. Perhaps you can find some scraps to get Buckingham Hotel (the hotel where Wainwright died) up to DYK length.. I always find people and subjects with a touch of flamboyance/grandeur interesting. Sorry I haven't had the time to expand the Asturias articles, the Jurrassic museum was nommed before I even had a chance to look at it and I like you have been busy the last few days. Haven't been feeling to well either, feel much better today gladly.♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:35, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Excellent, I couldn't find number of rooms and dates of fire etc. Well done!♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:05, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

I made a map for Lake Beechey..♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:08, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

You might not have time but can you see if you expand Mehadia? Its was famous for its Roman baths, there's numerous descriptions of them in books.♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:42, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Editing Fridays article for 25 March

--In actu (talk) 17:58, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Ellis Wainwright

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 08:04, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi Rosie I salvaged Martin Miller (Czech actor) from deletion. I was wondering if you could try to find some biographical information about him.♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:26, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

No worries. I made it pretty sound with what I could find. You may be interested in expanding Penally Abbey, now a hotel. History is here. it has a handsome old 12th century chapel which has an image in the commons and a nice rose from the gardens. Lovely part of the country west Wales... Also Llanwenarth House needs a few more scraps to scrape over the DYK requirement. You might look beyond page 5 in google book search.♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:51, 27 March 2011 (UTC)