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Nomination of 501st Legion (Star Wars) for deletion[edit]

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Question on adding links to other Wikipedia pages[edit]

Question, you have removed some of my good faith edits, mainly links I have added to other articles. An example would beHMAS Adelaide (1918), my standard on adding links is my young son, he often gets frustrated when reading an article and has interest in another subject on the current page he is reading and has to open a new page on his browser and type in the word. An example here would be midget submarine. I base adding links to something I think a younger person would be interested in reading as a follow up to the subject he or she is currently ready, and to give the reader quicker and easier access I added the link to midget submarine which you later removed. My question is if the link does not hurt the current page why remove it? I can see not adding links to subjects such as ice, water, air or a basic subject but my link to midget submarine to me seemed a positive addition to the page. Is there a guide line for what subjects we should and should not link?

Thank you for your help in this matter. --duanedonecker 7:27, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

The main guideline for linking to other articles is at Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Linking, with the section on Overlinking and underlinking being the most relevant. This recommends (among other things) that links should be "relevant connections to the subject of another article that will help readers understand the article more fully". It also advises against linking "names of major geographic features and locations", which I personally define as nations, states, and major cities, particulatly if there is an adjacent or near-adjacent link to a more specific location.
Above and beyond this, one of my personal considerations is to avoid misleading readers by connectiong two or more links in a single "block of blue" where possible. To quote the alt text from this XKCD comic "I hate when I read something like '... tension among the BASE jumpers nearly led to wingsuit combat ...', and I get excited because 'wingsuit combat' is underlined, only to find that it's just separate links to the 'wingsuit'; and 'combat' articles." Having [[midget submarine]] [[attack on Sydney Harbour]] together runs the risk of people looking for either target ending up in the wrong article, and in this context, the attack link is more relevant to the article than the sub link.
Hope this helps. -- saberwyn 09:56, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Got it, thank you so much for your help!! --duanedonecker 8;05, 18 January 2013 (UTC0 —Preceding undated comment added 20:05, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

HDML's[edit]

Hi Saberwyn, I was wondering what your opinion was on the HDML's and whether those that were reclassified as SBD's should be named as such. Example: HMDL 1321 and 1324 were both reclassifed as SBD's during their post war service. Regards Newm30 (talk) 08:28, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

I have no specific thoughts on the matter, beyond the usual "most common name" argument...are they more famous andor better known for their wartime or post-wartime service? -- saberwyn 09:56, 18 January 2013 (UTC)
These two are better known as HDML's due to their war careers. Thanks Newm30 (talk) 04:17, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXII, January 2013[edit]

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Peter Wray[edit]

Hi, I was hoping you'd revisit the Peter Wray article and let me know what you think please. Hexrei2 (talk) 20:58, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

I'm not entirely sure what you're asking of me... I've never visited the article in the first place. -- saberwyn 23:42, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

RAN ship class hyphenation[edit]

Hi, given that you're one of our experts on the RAN, could you please weigh in on the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ships/Archive 36#Hyphenating Royal Australian Navy classes. Please do disagree with me if I'm wrong! Regards, Nick-D (talk) 10:59, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

I'm choosing not to comment because I really don't have an opinion on this one, although I suspect there's not enough consistency to justify an exception to the rule here. Most of my books are in storage at the moment (just moved, haven't had time to get new bookcases), so I can't do a survey to see what the sources favour. -- saberwyn 11:15, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
OK, thanks for that. As I'm a one man band here, I suspect that I'm not in the right ;) Regards, Nick-D (talk) 10:25, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Bismarck[edit]

Hi Saberwyn, it's The Dart here. I have contributed to several articles on Naval history since you welcomed me to Wiki editing, but I have recently been having problems with the main editorial consortium (monopoly) on 'The Bismarck' & related "Last battle of the battleship Bismarck' articles. No matter how many citations I provide for my additional evidence, the following editors continually delete my contribution. Parsecboy & Wdford. Even though I quote highly respected experts such as Antony Preston, David L. Mearns, Capt. Donald McIntyre, Rear Admiral G.G.O. Gatacre RAN, Iain Ballantyne and others, using the proper Wiki protocols and clear concise English, they continually throw out my work claiming it's rubbish. I believe that as these two articles stand they exhibit a very strong German bias and are not NPOV, which is why I add the RN point of view which is fully supported by my references. Just wondering if you have ever encountered these two bigoted bullies as editors. Parsecboy (3.262 Lightyearsboy I call him) claims to be an Administrator and threatens to block me if I don't tow his line. What can I do about this?The Dart (talk) 19:39, 13 February 2013 (UTC) As an example of some of my work on other sites, you might check out Nelson class battleships or HMS Rodney (29) to see what I am capable of. I have had no problems with disputation there. Indeed, I have had friendly discussions with other editors who agree or don't object to my work.The Dart (talk) 19:57, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Since I have been mentioned specifically, allow me to clarify what The Dart claims. He violated BLP by making disparaging remarks here; I advised him to remove them. When he rejected that advice, I informed him that BLP is non-negotiable and that the alternative would be blocking his account. He then removed the problematic line. We are now hunky-dory, at least on that count.
As for treating his edits as rubbish, as far as I can tell, he only made two edits to the Bismarck article, one that damaged formatting, and a second that was problematic for a number of reasons, not least of which because it confuses verification of the hit (which it is not) and verification of the claim (which it is, and superfluous to what is already in the article), and it is a primary source, which cannot be used for such things. Parsecboy (talk) 22:26, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
Hi Saberwyn, I have actually tried to make other edits but they have instantly disappeared or not been saved due to edit conflict. As an Administrator does Parsecboy have priority over saved edits even before they're saved? Any way I have decided to abandon all hope of countering the blatant German bias in these articles. They claim that the British side of the story is 'Propaganda' but the German survivors story is 'Fact' and disregard Mearns and Ballantyne as not reliable but allow their German references, Garzke, Zetterling & Mullenheim to dominate the historical record on the topic. Plainly I am wasting my time with these two and have become so frustrated by this experience that I probably wont bother to even consult Wikipedia again on Naval topics. I will be posting my annoyance on the Wikipedia Review website, where I notice Parsecboy's name has already appeared several times before as a reason for people abandoning Wikipedia. Thank you and goodbye, I am out of here. I have got more important things in my life to worry about.The Dart (talk) 11:12, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

I'm... not sure what I'm expected to do here. -- saberwyn 13:41, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Er. Nothing! Thanks for your perseverance, you can't fight ignorance I guess. These people are living in denial and I don't mean Egypt.The Dart (talk) 14:08, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
Hi Saberwyn, the Rodney Vs Bismarck sceptics (a new pair) are at it again on the Nelson-class battleship talk page if you have any interest in the subject.The Dart (talk) 13:33, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXIV, March 2013[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXV, April 2013[edit]

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Minas Gerais aircraft carrier[edit]

I understand you are a major contributor to this article so, since I am planning to nominate it towards GA status, I was wondering if you were interested in enacting a cooperative nomination of this article. Please respond on my talk page. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 18:50, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

If you want to nominate the article, go for it. I'll help out where I can, but be aware that I'm not particularly invested in the topic: my main interest is in the British and Australian era of her career. -- saberwyn 11:36, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

HMAS Australia[edit]

remove external link to image. Why? Pdfpdf (talk) 11:25, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

What is the purpose of having an external link on a disambiguation page that goes to a single image of one of the disambiguation items (without specifying which)? At the time I also thought that we already had the image on Commons, but its from a different perspective. -- saberwyn 12:50, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
Well, if it was a dab page, I would agree with you. But it isn't a dab page - is it? (i.e. I may be wrong, but if so, I'd like to know how/why I'm wrong.) Pdfpdf (talk) 15:44, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
A ship index page is for most intents and purposes a disambiguation page, just allowed to break a few of the rules (specificity, the "one link per entry" rule and the inclusion of content common to all/majority of entries, like battle honours). All other dab page rules and conventions apply. -- saberwyn 21:01, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXVI, May 2013[edit]

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AE2[edit]

I've filled out the description of the boat and have been poking around trying to find out what kind of work is being done to preserve her in preparation for a GA nomination. The AE2CF site doesn't describe much after 2010 other than the commemorative plaques and I'm more interested in legislative and physical measures for which info seems to be lacking. Do you know of anything?--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 17:00, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Not off the top of my head, but will see if I can come up with anything. -- saberwyn 20:18, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
I still need to add the results of the 2008 expedition in more detail, but there doesn't seem to be much out there.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 21:42, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
I've found some bits and pieces and added them to the article, but I think I've exhausted all at-hand sources (although Beneath the Dardanelles: The Australian Submarine at Gallipoli looks pretty solid... I may need to track down a copy). -- saberwyn 11:42, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
Contact me off list about that. I might know a source. I've only skimmed it, but it didn't contradict any of your earlier work so I haven't gone through it in detail.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 15:49, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
I've gone back through the article and made a few tweaks, see if they're agreeable. Read Beneath the Dardanelles, but it's really just matching accounts from Stoker and the Turkish destroyer captain about AE2's time in the Dardanelles and the Sea of Marmora. We could use that info to expand the account of AE2's activities then if you think that that's worth pursuing, although I think the article covers that well enough already. The other issue is about the commemorative plaques, we probably need to establish which ones have been installed and add those to the article, but the AE2 Commemorative Foundation hasn't said much in the last three years, so plans may have stalled. What do you think? I suppose we could contact the Foundation and ask ourselves, although that might be a bit hard to source as I'm not sure how to cite a personal email.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:08, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
I'll have a look over the next couple of days. As for getting an RS about status of the plaques, 'encourage' them to do a press release updating the status of the Foundation's various activites? -- saberwyn 07:14, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
That would work. Do you want to, or shall I?--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 08:02, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
More than happy for you to take lead on this... I don't have as much free time as I'd like at the mo. -- saberwyn 08:15, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
Just tried to email the contact address from the foundation, but it was rejected as no such address. I guess I'll try one of the other addresses on the page.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 01:05, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
That's... promising :P -- saberwyn 10:32, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

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Regarding recent back-and-forth at HMAS Otama[edit]

As one of the parties involved in the recent back-and-forth at the article HMAS Otama, I invite you to come to the article's talk page and discuss potential ways forward. -- saberwyn 09:11, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

INS Sahyadri[edit]

Thanks for the nice images of INS Sahyadri. Would it be possible for you to get the close-ups of the VLS systems of the ship? It has an 8 cell system for BrahMos and supposedly also a Barak SAM system with probably 24 or 32 cell. Images of any of them would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, ƬheStrikeΣagle sorties 05:10, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

I have a few photos already loaded of the weapons. File:RAN-IFR 2013 D2 69.JPG has a closeup of the bow section, including an armature for a missile launcher (above and behind the turret), and what looks like a 16-cell VLS. Sorry its a little blurry... this was about the point that my primary camera started crapping out and I had to switch to backup. File:RAN-IFR 2013 D3 171.JPG has a sideview of the forward turret and the armature launcher, while File:RAN-IFR 2013 D5 16.JPG has a forward view. I can trawl through my other photos to see if I have anything better, but like I said, the first photo was when my camera was having problems, and the other two didn't put me in a situation with enough elevation to see the forward Very Loud Surprise. -- saberwyn 07:04, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
No problem, it seems quite a good shot.....looks like a 16 or 24 cell VLS to me and considering it's size, it could be Barak CIWS. I'll try zooming the full res image and crop it..will let you know if it yields a good clarity one. Cheers and thanks a lot, ƬheStrikeΣagle sorties 07:47, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
Haven't been able to find any better photos, sorry. However, was able to find some tech specs in a local naval magazine for Sahyardi, which describes the missile load including 8 Novator Alfa Klub-N in VLS silos, 4 octople Barak VLS anti-missile missiles (which would gel with the 16-cell VLS in my photo), and an Shtil launcher for 24 anti aircraft missile (the armature launcher) <ref>{{cite journal|date=October 2013 |title=Foreign Warships of IFR 2013 |journal=The Navy|publisher=[[Navy League of Australia]]|volume=75 |issue=4|pages=27 |issn=1322-6231}}</ref> A decent enough source until you find an edition of Jane's or something to use. -- saberwyn 03:29, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

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Melbourne-Voyager[edit]

Hi. I wonder if the recent additions you made to the collision article might constitute rather too much detail? Sentences like, The Law Institute investigation, and subsequent investigations by receivers appointed in 2010 found multiple issues, including full legal fees being charged despite agreements for a discount on Voyager cases, double payment of disbursements (one payment to whoever provided the service, the other to Hollows Lawyers), doing work for multiple clients then charging each individual client the full cost, and "writing back in" costs previously written off bills seem to me a bit elaborate for an article that is really about the collision. The occasional reader who is looking for that kind of information has only to click on the links. Cheers. Rumiton (talk) 08:59, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

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December 2013[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCIII, December 2013[edit]

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Luna Park, Sydney[edit]

Just wondering why you deleted the category of Darts Venue? It hosted the 2013 Sydney Darts Masters.--Kpaspery (talk) 05:40, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

I don't think the category is justified, giving the subject of the article. Categories are meant to be for the defining features of an article. Luna Park is, first and foremost, an amusement park...that's what its famous for. If Luna Park was being used regularly as a darts venue, then adding the category would make sense. However, this was a one off event, held in a single multi-purpose building that over the course of 7-10 days could be a darts venue, a wedding venue, a trade show venue, and a metal gig venue. -- saberwyn 05:52, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Agree. Sloppy editing. I have added the 2013 Sydney Darts Masters to the appropriate section and re-added the category.--Kpaspery (talk) 00:24, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
I still don't think its an appropriate category. Being a darts venue is not a significant or defining characteristic of the subject, any more than being a boxing venue or a video games exhibition venue. How many times in the amusement park's 70+ year history has the amusement park been used as a darts venue? Once. -- saberwyn 01:13, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

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Your downgrading assessment and tagging as potential copyright violation SS_Kate_(tug)[edit]

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Great work tracking down one of these ships! Nick-D (talk) 11:08, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks for the feedback, Saberwyn. Am not sure if I made a mistake, but have re-read everything and the HMAS Sydney search article looks OK. Have standardised RAN/R.A.N. and added a comma! Am not sure how to contact you otherwise! Pjmpjm (talk) 03:38, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
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HMAS Berrima[edit]

Gday. It might have come up on your watch list but if not I have done a bit of work on HMAS Berrima today. That said I really don't know much about ships, so I was hoping you might be able to run your eye over the article and check I haven't got anything wrong. In particular I changed date it was sold for breaking up from September 1939 to 1930 (per several different sources available online). Not sure where the original date (1939) came from but I'm a bit concerned I have somehow missed something. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. In particular I don't have Bastock but it was originally listed as a source and I wonder if there might be some important details in there. Is there any chance you have this source and could cross check? Thanks in advance. Anotherclown (talk) 08:38, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

I don't have Bastock (they only printed 750 copies), but theres a library I can access that does. Won't be for a weekend or two. I'll read the article over during the week anyway and fiddle as appropriate. -- saberwyn 11:31, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
If its not too much trouble that would be greatly appreciated. Anotherclown (talk) 10:48, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
Should be able to look at Bastock tomorrow. You just need Berrima, or are there any other vessels from the era you'd like me to look at? (its a reference book, so I can't take it home with me) -- saberwyn 07:06, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Howdy - thanks muchly. Only Berrima - I just happened across it as part of the backlog drive and decided to try my hand. Anotherclown (talk) 09:47, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

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Australian Hospital Ship Centaur was attacked and sunk by a Japanese submarine off North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia, on 14 May 1943, killing the majority of those on board. She had been launched in 1924 as a combination passenger liner/freighter, operating between Western Australia and Singapore. Following her early-1943 conversion to a hospital ship, Centaur served as a medical transport between New Guinea and Australia. Before dawn on 14 May 1943, while on her second voyage, Centaur was torpedoed. Of the 332 medical personnel and civilian crew aboard, 268 died; the 64 survivors had to wait for 36 hours before they were rescued. The incident resulted in public outrage as attacking a hospital ship was considered a war crime under the 1907 Hague Convention. Protests were made by the Australian and British governments to Japan. Despite this, it was not until the 1970s that identity of the attacking submarine, I-177, became public. The reason for the attack is unknown, and the events surrounding the sinking of Centaur are controversial because she may have been in breach of the international conventions that should have protected her. The wreck was found in 2009. (Full article...)

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Precious[edit]

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precious again, today's hospital ship. We will watch it, enjoy your vacation, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:24, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

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Photographing the Canberra class LHDs[edit]

Hi Saberwyn, I'm going down to Melbourne in a couple of weeks and, if the weather cooperates, am planning to travel out to Williamstown to photograph the two Canberra class ships fitting out. Could I ask where you took File:LHD Canberra fitting out.JPG from? - was this from the wharf where HMAS Castlemaine is moored? Thanks, Nick-D (talk) 08:34, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Its from one of the wharves in the Seaworks Maritime Precinct, which is a little closer to the shipyard and doesn't have a marina of sailyachts in the way. I think I was at 37°51′35″S 144°54′37″E / 37.859627°S 144.910281°E / -37.859627; 144.910281 for the shot. -- saberwyn 13:01, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Nick-D (talk) 22:50, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
As a somewhat belated follow-up, I trekked out to Williamstown, but unfortunately the Sea Shepard fleet was occupying the wharf at Seaworks and File:Future HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Canberra at Williamstown June 2014.jpg was the best I could do. I stumbled across an excellent view of the two ships from Port Melbourne the next day (with completely sunny weather to boot), but hadn't brought the zoom lens for my camera with me! The two ships are certainly a very impressive sight. Nick-D (talk) 10:51, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

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List of ships of the Royal Australian Navy[edit]

User:Dunno2014 has made a number of edits which I beleive are wrong. Can you double check as I do not have access to my books. Regards Newm30 (talk) 01:49, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Pretty sure fictional patrol boats from Sea Patrol and Patrol Boat are outside that list's scope. -- saberwyn 10:37, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

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HMAS Vendetta (D08)[edit]

Gday. Have you considered putting this one through a GA review? It looks pretty good to me although I'm no ships expert. Given that a GA backlog drive is about to start tomorrow you'd probably have some luck getting someone to take up the review fairly quickly. I might even be able to have a look myself if time permits. Anotherclown (talk) 10:18, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestion, but I avoid the formal review processes. I find I'm better off expanding articles to a decent standard at my own pace than trying to jump through hoops to improve one article to an Official Standard. That said, you and AustralianRupert have been doing a much better job of expanding RAN ship articles recently than I have, so bravo to you two. -- saberwyn 12:26, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
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Gona Barracks and the six-inch gun reportedly from the HMAS Sydney[edit]

I have checked with the Qld Maritime Museum, who know nothing about this gun. They say the only six-inch gun they had came from the Cowan battery. So I have removed the reference to the QMM having the gun. But as they nothing of the gun in question, they could not help re the claim about coming from the HMAS Sydney. Not being a military history person, I don't really know where to go next to resolve this. Do you know where we might go? Kerry (talk) 04:17, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

The only Sydney I guns I know of are the ones mentioned at HMAS_Sydney_(1912)#Decommissioning_and_fate: 2 at Rottnest Island, one at Thursday Island. The sources I have do not mention any other used main guns from Sydney 1, and no artifacts of any size except a liferaft from Sydney 2. Seeing as the Queensland Heritage Register is the source cited to this questionable claim (and you've already disproven the claim that "its at the QMM" is the incorrect), asking the relevant authority (the Queensland Heritage Council?) for the origin of the statement is the best way forward. Either they can provide the origin of the claim (which could be used to strengthen the Gona Barracks and other articles), or they can't (and they remove the incorrect information from their database, improving what they provide to the community). Failing that, the Royal Australian Navy's Naval Heritage Centre may be able to help. -- saberwyn 11:32, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

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