User talk:Rwendland

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Request for information[edit]

Hello; I am working on a Brexit article and would like to use the information on Labour Party membership on the Wiki Commons. The publishers have asked if we can supply the underlying data. Would you be able to give me a source for it? Very grateful if so.

As background on me, I am Alan Freeman and wrote a biography of Tony Benn, recently with a second edition and a new postscript. You can contact me at directly if you prefer (it's easier for me as I haven't been active on Wikipedia for a looong time). But I will check this talk page, and my own, for messages also

Thanks for any help and also for the excellent graph! --Alan XAX Freeman (talk) 19:30, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi Alan, you'll find the data sources described in the Data sub-section of the commons page for the png graph here, under the graph itself. Let me know if there is any additional info you want. Rwendland (talk) 00:23, 8 October 2016 (UTC)
NB I've heard talk of 650,000 membership recently on radio/TV, but so far have not found a solid reliable-looking source for such a number so have not used it in my data. Rwendland (talk) 00:26, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

Considering going to London 15th Birthday Party?[edit]

Thanks for the message, but next Saturday I'm going to a photography workshop at Tyntesfield. I don't know of anyone else planning to trip up to London either. Have fun if you do go.— Rod talk 20:34, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

On Unha reverting[edit]

Hi. I'm the original editor who edited the English name of North Korean rockets into "Milky Way". "Galaxy" as a translation of "Unha" is not appropriate because in astronomy a galaxy means technically one of countless celestial entities. However, "Our Galaxy" or "Milky Way" is the term which North Korean government implies. I'm a South Korean and I know Korean language. In Korean/Chinese language "Unha" means Milky Way or Our Galaxy not the modern astronomical term. Unha can be literally translated into "the silver stream (in the sky)". Polpol (talk) 05:22, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation edit requests[edit]

Please see Talk:Emirates Nuclear Energy CorporationFhclement (talk) 14:31, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

The West Country Challenge[edit]

I presume you have heard about The West Country Challenge?

The The West Country Challenge will take place from 8 to 28 August 2016. The idea is to create and improve articles about Bristol, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

The format will be based on Wales's successful Awaken the Dragon which saw over 1000 article improvements and creations and 65 GAs/FAs. As with the Dragon contest, the focus is more on improving core articles and breathing new life into those older stale articles and stubs which might otherwise not get edited in years. All contributions, including new articles, are welcome though.

Work on any of the items at:

or other articles relating to the area.

There will be sub contests focusing on particular areas:

To sign up or get more information visit the contest pages at Wikipedia:WikiProject England/The West Country Challenge.— Rod talk 17:12, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Hinkley Point C[edit]

Hi, I saw that you had previously been editing Hinkley Point C, I thought you might be interested in discussions taking place on the talk page at Talk:Hinkley Point C#Cost comparison there currently - an editor is claiming that some content does not contravene WP:OR whereas myself and Beagel agree that it is. Absolutelypuremilk (talk) 18:27, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Ukraine Today[edit]

Apologies for the request for RS. I was in slapdash mode and should have checked the refs before the sloppy request... particularly as it's barely more than a stub. Happy editing! --Iryna Harpy (talk) 00:49, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

No probs. Have done it myself! Rwendland (talk) 09:28, 11 August 2016 (UTC)


Hi Rwendland. The photo you are replacing is ten years old and not a portrait style head shot as per photo guidelines. I am searching for an improved photo but for the time being this recent head shot is far more policy compliant for the infobox, regards Govindaharihari (talk) 12:44, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Have to say I disagree, MOS:LEADIMAGE says "Lead images ... should also be the type of image that is used for similar purposes in high-quality reference works, and therefore what our readers will expect to see". The current image is pretty much the opposite to this. Perhaps we should take the MOS advice: "Lead images are not required, and not having a lead image may be the best solution ...". Rwendland (talk) 12:56, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
I am good with that - remove till a correct image is available Govindaharihari (talk) 13:09, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
I agree, no lede image til we have a decent one. I don't mind the old standing one being used in the body to illustrate some point. Rwendland (talk) 13:12, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
I won't remove it as I support its inclusion in the infobox - imy interpretation on the guidelines - we are not looking for a top class portrait , just a photo that does not violate wp:blp - as for the other photo, what use historically can it really be? Govindaharihari (talk) 13:18, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
I don't feel strongly about the other photo. Happy to have none for the time being. Rwendland (talk) 13:26, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Rwendland. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

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I changed the 'GDP growth' in 'economy of Ukraine' to the 1,5% as it was in 2016 but you changed it back to 2015 data. Why? Aren't we supposed to update statistics instead of reverting them back 2 years in time? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Igorpetrovich96 (talkcontribs) 18:15, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Igorpetrovich96: You do understand that Rwendland is an experienced editor, and that such 'sock' accusations are regarded as aspersions by the Wikipedia community. Please be respectful and assume good faith, just as you would expect other editors to approach you. Thank you for your understanding. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 21:52, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
Sorry Igorpetrovich96, I wasn't implying you were a sockpuppet and should have written more carefully - your change got caught up in my larger revert (Undos were no longer possible). User:Australiaslithuanian is the sockpuppet of Eimukas22 who was is recorded as being blocked for "a long history of problematic, if well intentioned editing, including introducing/updating statistics with no sources, putting economic forecasts into infoboxes, introducing and constantly updating USD exchange rates into infoboxes, constantly rounding economic data with no regard for precision or sources and changing pictures in economy articles". I thought it best to block revert his often uncited updates to 2016 numbers, and accidentally included your perfectly accurate change to 2016 GDP growth. I should have taken more time over the revert. Sorry again. When I have more time I'll have a go at updated the other numbers to 2016. Rwendland (talk) 11:04, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Oh I see. Doesn't matter. I also changed the largest import and export partner of Ukraine, which is the European Union. On the other hand I could not find how big the other partners are.

Kind regards,

Igor. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Igorpetrovich96 (talkcontribs) 11:12, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Igorpetrovich96: Facepalm3.svg Facepalm My sincerest apologies. I jumped the gun and misread this as an accusation against Rwendland. Note to self: I'm a silly woman who ought to remember that to "assume makes an ass out of u and me". Feel free to trout slap me! --Iryna Harpy (talk) 20:42, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
I appreciated it! Even though I'd been a bit careless this time!! regards Rwendland (talk) 11:52, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

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