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Barnstars[edit]

Mullet pierced.svg The Pursuivant's Barnstar
Your heraldic lions delightfully and accurately display each of the attitudes assigned to lions in heraldry. Your work has been a valuable contribution to the Heraldry and vexillology project and is greatly appreciated! Wilhelm_meis (talk) 16:13, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Design Barnstar.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
I came here via your editor review, Sodacan. While I originally intended too, I'm figuring out I won't be able to hash out a full review for you but I do see that you are sorely in need of the graphic designers barnstar. I would hope that you have already gotten much thanks for your work, but here is just another small token for you. Real quality man! jorgenev 18:48, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
Writers Barnstar Hires.png The Writer's Barnstar
Brilliant work on College of Arms. Brilliant Achowat (talk) 20:03, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
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Thanks Sodacan for helping to promote Grand_Palace to Good Article status. Please accept this little sign of appreciation and goodwill from me, because you deserve it. Keep it up, and give someone a pat on the back today. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 00:56, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
Graphic Designer Barnstar Hires.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
such effort! Turn685 (talk) 19:02, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
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Awarded for your AMAZING!!! and innumerous contributions to wikicommons --Rushton2010 (talk) 00:06, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Brilliant Idea Barnstar Hires.png The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
For starting a valuable and much needed quality article on Royal Badges of England. keep it up! ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 09:06, 21 June 2013 (UTC)
Graphic Designer Barnstar Hires.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
Great stuff here! I was wondering if I could use your French Imperial Eagle as a logo on a set of dice I am designing.

Thanks,

Evan Crazycaptain (talk) 04:53, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Graphic Designer Barnstar Hires.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
Your work is absolutely exquisite. I have posted a request for an updated version of a coat arms for the county of carmarthenshires wiki! You are an absolutely great GD. Cfnbryn (talk) 19:40, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Graphic Designer Barnstar Hires.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
Your works are just awesome :) Cálestyo (talk) 02:05, 25 December 2015 (UTC)
Design Barnstar Hires.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
Providing improved graphics in place of my basic efforts. Cdjp1 (talk) 12:09, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Personal Information and more[edit]

Hello, Sodacan. I am user LeonardoIannelliCOMPUTE. What is your real name and where do you live? I really love your work, and would like to meet you one day. Can you make things for use in media in the "Miscellaneous" category on your Commons page or a subcategory of it? You could give people a figure of Donald Trump, a black panther and more crying lions (Badge of the March Pursuivant lion). That would be cool. Thank you!

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designing heraldic devices[edit]

Hi Sodacan.

de:Benutzer:David Liuzzo has pointed me towards you and when I see your wonderful drawing he was probably right.
I'm looking for someone how is skilled enough in creative arts to design me a very special kind of heraldic device (for me personally), eventually as vector image. It wouldn't be a "normal" heraldic device, e.g. following the mediaeval rules for heraldry, which is also the reason why the people/companies who offer this on a professional level aren't of much help.
Of course I know that this would be quite some work, so naturally I'd pay for it.
If you can imagine to do something like this, is there a way to contact you via eMail or so?

Cheers, Chris. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Calestyo (talkcontribs) 16:22, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Oh and btw: you could reach me via calestyo@gmail.com perhaps you're interested... it's about elvish heraldry as defined by Tolkien. :) --Cálestyo (talk) 23:58, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Editor @ ar.wiki[edit]

Hello. I would like to inform you that I have granted you editor flag at the Arabic Wikipedia, all your edits there will be automatically marked as patrolled. Best regards.--Avocato (talk) 17:38, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Royal Standard image in Template:Royal palaces in Thailand[edit]

I don't think using the Royal Standard is appropriate for this template. The articles linked to by template include palaces of various royal family members, as well as former palaces, which are not associated with the king, to whom the flag refers. --Paul_012 (talk) 06:33, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

The royal standard is completely appropriate. The standard is a flag, flags fly on top of buildings. The royal standard was created specifically to signify the king's presence in buildings. Why should the image not be on the template that is primarily about these buildings? Sodacan (talk) 06:40, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
Hmm. The way I see it, since the flag signifies the king's presence, rather than the buildings' status, it represents only the king and not the buildings. --Paul_012 (talk) 16:41, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
The building's status as a palace depends upon the king taking residence there, hence the flag that signify his presence being used as an icon on this template. I completely agree with your point about the flag signifying the king and not the palaces. However I do not understand how there is a conflict here, in fact the logic blends in rather well together. Using the image does not in anyway diminish the status of the building, it in fact confirms the status of the buildings. Sodacan (talk) 03:51, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

your revertion[edit]

please see this article Kingdom of Funan it's ancient kingdom of khmer it's indigenous people of central thailand. if you excuse --KreanMek (talk) 10:20, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Are you stupid? Please check the my reversion on the proper page. And learn to write English properly before editing on the English Wikipedia. Sodacan (talk) 10:23, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Requested move for Buddha Loetla Nabhalai[edit]

I've opened a new requested move for the article. You may want to add to the discussion. Thanks. --Paul_012 (talk) 23:47, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Sodacan/British Royal Armorial: Anne, the Princess Royal (Scotland)[edit]

Coat of Arms of Anne, the Princess Royal (Scotland).svg Anne, Princess Royal as Dame of the Order of the Thistle: Sodacan/British Royal Armorial Thanks--2.137.96.152 (talk) 12:44, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

RFC[edit]

This RFC may interest you. Fry1989 eh? 18:02, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Opinion[edit]

Hi, i would like to have your opinion about a discussion which i started here, thank.Kingroyos (talk) 14:13, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Editing archives[edit]

It's generally considered unacceptable to change archived discussions. Nor should you edit the posts of others. Today I have identified 17 instances dating back to July 2013 where you have altered the posts of other editors in talk page archives, such as this, where you have changed multiple posts by multiple editors. While you've fixed such changes on at least one talk page,[1] you don't seem to be fixing inappropriate changes that you've made in archives. --AussieLegend () 05:58, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Recent en masse changes[edit]

Regarding the recent en masse changes you made, changing all uses of File:Australian Coat of Arms.png to File:Coat of Arms of Australia.svg, please note that Commons:Transition to SVG specifically says, "PNGs should not just be replaced en masse the instant an SVG replacement becomes available. It is often sufficient to label the image description page with a {{vector version available}} tag, and it will be migrated over to the SVG version by editors where appropriate." I've also posted this at your commons talk page in case you missed it here. --AussieLegend () 16:41, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

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Emblem of Thailand[edit]

Hello! We haven't talked for so long and you might have completely forgotten me. But that doesn't matter.

I remember that you are interested in emblems of Thailand, so I just want to share with you a video on YouTube. This 10-min video, containing Eng subs, is a part of the 2004 film The Siam Renaissance and depicts the negotiation of the Bowring Treaty between the Siamese government (during the reign of King Mongkut) and the British government (Queen Victoria). Old emblems of Thailand are seen several times during the video, especially from 08:12 mins (where the affixture of seals will also be seen). That's it. Hope you enjoy it ~

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Wikipedia:Graphics_Lab/Illustration_workshop#Twelve_Symbols_national_emblem[edit]

Hi Sodacan, how are you? Do you mind looking into our project Wikipedia:Graphics_Lab/Illustration_workshop#Twelve_Symbols_national_emblem ? Thank you for your help. Gryffindor (talk) 13:32, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

March Pursuivant[edit]

Hi, I thought you might like to know that there *is* actually a badge for March Pursuivant of Arms. I looked it up in the Public Register today and the blazon is a demi lion rampant holding a rose Gules and gorged with a coronet of four fleur de lys (two visible) and four crosses pattée (one and two halves visible) Or. It would be nice if you could do an emblazonment if you have the time please. Mark Hamid (talk) 16:56, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Dutch request[edit]

Hello, I've found this coat Arms of Sovereign Prince William I of Orange.svg with external ornaments: [2] Could you make the full coat, please?

Order collar identification: Schwarzen Adlerorden [3] Image [4]

Best regards. --Heralder (talk) 20:31, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

To denigrate[edit]

To denigrate means to criticise unfairly, to disparage. This is definitely not what the section is saying happened to the College, so the term is being misused. If the period was a low point for the College, that's what the section heading should indicate. Awien (talk) 00:31, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

That is exactly what happened during the reign of Henry VII. But Rise and Fall is too generic to describe what was a rather traumatic period in the College's early history. Sodacan (talk) 01:01, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Who said what that was unfair? Things were done, not said. Awien (talk) 01:21, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Then pick another word if you have that much concern for its descriptiveness, just try and avoid the generic cliché. Rise and fall can be use to describe anything from: Roman Empire, to New Coke, to the arguments for gold and white at #thedress. Sodacan (talk) 01:29, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
I actually turned the cliché around for effect, which you seen to have failed to notice. And a word of advice: falling into malapropism is not the way to sound clever. I am going to correct to something plain and simple for now. Awien (talk) 02:15, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for whatever you are trying to do here. But I would rather have a conversation about content and substances rather than one on section titles. Make any effect you want I will revert it until there is a change that I agree with. See how clever I am now? Sodacan (talk) 02:21, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
What do you know, not that bad! I won't revert the last edit. Sodacan (talk) 02:24, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Royal Arms[edit]

Hi Sodacan, I found that File:Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (HM Government).svg had been linked in to commons:template:OGL, commons:template:OGL2, and commons:template:OGL3, with the result that the Arms were included in each page so licensed. As this was unnecessary and seemed to gratuitously infringe I have revised those templates accordingly. This should dramatically reduce the number of "What links here" hits. I understand there is some perceived ambiguity about the legality of such usage, but there's no point in tugging the tiger's tail. LeadSongDog come howl! 19:17, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Royal Arms of HRH Prince Henry of Wales, KCVO[edit]

Coat of Arms Prince Henry of Wales KCVO.png

Good day to you sir. I hope that you would not be offended that, while you have not updated the arms to His Royal Highness the Prince Henry of Wales, I have done so for you, using your own work. Of course, once you will be able to update your work, it will be much better then anything that I can do.

Also, I must say that I have enjoyed your heraldic works for many years now. You help my interest in Heraldic art over the years. Bravo Zulu for your work.

Cheers! Ctjj.stevenson (talk) 15:41, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Commons[edit]

Hi, I'm assuming that you use the same name on commons. I've left a message and assume that you might see this sooner.--Trappedinburnley (talk) 23:22, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

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Technical question on Inkscape[edit]

Hi Sodacan, Do you know how to save a small rectangular area from a large svg file as a tile in svg format, using Inkscape? • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 09:26, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

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Reason for revert[edit]

I reverted your addition of ranks/insignia which you added to Royal New Zealand Air Force‎ because it has problems. RNZAF sergeants actually wear three stripes to indicate rank, and corporals wear two stripes. Moriori (talk) 03:55, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Thank you! I have fixed the mistake in question, hope everything is okay now. Sodacan (talk) 04:29, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Italian coat of arms[edit]

Hello Sodacan, can you help me to create an example of an Italian coat of arms for this paragraph: Other European countries?

Let me know and I'll post a picture to vectorize. Waiting for your reply --Lorem Ipsum (talk) 12:43, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

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Flags[edit]

I noticed you are changing flag images from .png to .svg. Feel free to make any necessary changes at User:Mjroots/Flags as I use these for shipwreck lists. Mjroots (talk) 07:38, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

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RAF - Cheif of Air Staff Warrant Officer[edit]

Hey Soda, saw your updates of the RAF OR Insignia

Please see attached the Unique/Positional Insignia for the Senior Airman of the RAF (Chief of Air Staffs Warrant Officer)

CASWO - Dropbox Hawkeyebasil (talk) 01:28, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Noble Wikipedians[edit]

It is unlikely that many members of the peerage are among Wikipedia's editors, but just in case I thought about making some userboxes for them based on your illustrations. What do you think of these?

Coronet of a British Baron.svg This user is a Baron
Coronet of a British Viscount.svg This user is a Viscount
Coronet of a British Earl.svg This user is an Earl
Coronet of a British Marquess.svg This user is a Marquess
Coronet of a British Duke.svg This user is a Duke
Coronet of a British Baron.svg
This user is a Baron in the peerage of England
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This user is a Viscount in the peerage of Ireland
Arms of Ireland (historical).svg
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
This user is an Earl in the peerage of Scotland
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Coronet of a British Marquess.svg
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Royal Arms of Great Britain (1707-1714).svg
Coronet of a British Duke.svg
This user is a Duke in the peerage of the United Kingdom
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Otter svg coat of arms[edit]

Mr sodacan: I need the vector of an Otter to use it for a coat of arms. Boja Terrón M — Preceding unsigned comment added by Borjaterronmasoko (talkcontribs) 11:34, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

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Thank you very much, I will be very careful. --Sodacan (talk) 03:42, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

File[edit]

File:England COA.svg is correct. The date of this siege is 1189-92 and the "new" File name is 1298- 1340. გიო ოქრო 15:23, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

England did not have a coat of arms in 1189. The files are identical herald images. The article is wrong to include the arms, the images are correct. --Sodacan (talk) 15:27, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the module update[edit]

Thanks for the update to Module:Country alias for the improved images. Just a request, because it's such a large module, if you end up editing it in the future, would you mind leaving an edit summary as to what you did? It helps track down changes if for some reason they need to be reversed or further modified. Cheers, Primefac (talk) 15:03, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

I will do so in future, Thank you! Sodacan (talk) 15:27, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

August 2017[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Sodacan,

Thank you for the picture of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azure_Dragon#/media/File:Flag_of_the_Qing_Dynasty_(1889-1912).svg

I am featuring it in a book about the stars. I hope that I am attributing the artwork to you correctly. The only name I can find is your wikipedia name "Sodacan".

Here is the attribution:

The Azure Dragon on the national Flag of the Chinese Empire under the Qing dynasty (1889-1912), details per the restoration of Beiyang fleet researcher, Wikipedia commons/Sodacan

If incorrect, please email me at davidwillhite@hotmail.com

Dwillhite (talk) 23:21, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Coronation of the Thai monarch[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Coronation of the Thai monarch at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it 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! 7&6=thirteen () 21:02, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Given the ragtag way in which your DYKs are buried in your archives (mine are the same) it is no wonder you didn't know you had five DYKs. Beautiful article. Cheers. 7&6=thirteen () 03:02, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
I have never reviewed a DYK before, let me read some of the lit and will get back to you. Thank you! Sodacan (talk) 03:05, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
I can help. I have experience, and know some methods that facilitate it. You can contact me via e-mail. Best. 7&6=thirteen () 03:50, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

2017 Military history WikiProject Coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from the Military history WikiProject! Elections for the Military history WikiProject Coordinators are currently underway. As a member of the WikiProject you are cordially invited to take part by casting your vote(s) for the candidates on the election page. This year's election will conclude at 23:59 UTC 29 September. Thank you for your time. For the current tranche of Coordinators, AustralianRupert (talk) 10:39, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Prep 3[edit]

Since you're not happy with the image that was promoted with Coronation of the Thai monarch, I moved the hook out of the image slot. IMO the nominated image shows nothing at thumbnail size, which is why I selected a sharper image from the article. FYI, once a hook is in prep, many other editors and administrators look at it, and images can be changed right up to the time it appears on the main page, with or without your consent. Also FYI, as the nominator, you are not allowed to make changes in prep. You should lodge your complaint at WT:DYK and have it discussed there. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 16:54, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

That is fine, don't nominate it. Sodacan (talk) 17:03, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Coronation of the Thai monarch[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 30 September 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Coronation of the Thai monarch, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Coronation of the Thai monarch. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Coronation of the Thai monarch), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 05:29, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

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Some advise on how to deal with unreasonable editors[edit]

I see a section above #August 2017 where you are warned about edit-waring. I have just blocked an IP address for a month who having been blocked for a week has gone back to The Protectorate article and started to edit-war again. While looking at the history of the article I noticed that you made five reverts in 24 hours on 1-2 October 2017. You are lucky that your account was not blocked for doing that because it was a clear breach of WP:3RR. You were on a hiding to nothing, as the IP address did not care if they were blocked.

If ever you get into such a revert war again stop before breaching the 3RR limit. Instead post a comment to the talk page of the article explaining your reasons your preferred version. Wait for at least 24 hours to see if the other party engages in a conversation on the talk page (if they do then follow the dispute resolution process and escalate it that way). If the other party does not comment on the talk page then make you revert and if that is reverted by the other party take the dispute to WP:ANI or Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring explaining what you did, with diffs (including those to the talk page) and what the other party has done with diffs.

If after you stop reverting, another editor takes up the baton by reverting the revert of the other party then if the other party reverts again and breaches 3RR take it to Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring.

-- PBS (talk) 20:16, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Coronation of the Thai monarch[edit]

Hello:

The copy edit that you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article Coronation of the Thai monarch has been completed.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Regards,

Twofingered Typist (talk) 20:52, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

@Twofingered Typist: Thank you so much for your hard work! --Sodacan (talk) 06:27, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

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2017 Military Historian of the Year and Newcomer of the Year nominations and voting[edit]

As we approach the end of the year, the Military History project is looking to recognise editors who have made a real difference. Each year we do this by bestowing two awards: the Military Historian of the Year and the Military History Newcomer of the Year. The co-ordinators invite all project members to get involved by nominating any editor they feel merits recognition for their contributions to the project. Nominations for both awards are open between 00:01 on 2 December 2017 and 23:59 on 15 December 2017. After this, a 14-day voting period will follow commencing at 00:01 on 16 December 2017. Nominations and voting will take place on the main project talkpage: here and here. Thank you for your time. For the co-ordinators, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:36, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

User group for Military Historians[edit]

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"Military history" is one of the most important subjects when speak of sum of all human knowledge. To support contributors interested in the area over various language Wikipedias, we intend to form a user group. It also provides a platform to share the best practices between military historians, and various military related projects on Wikipedias. An initial discussion was has been done between the coordinators and members of WikiProject Military History on English Wikipedia. Now this discussion has been taken to Meta-Wiki. Contributors intrested in the area of military history are requested to share their feedback and give suggestions at Talk:Discussion to incubate a user group for Wikipedia Military Historians.

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A barnstar for your efforts[edit]

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For your continued outstanding additions of graphics relating to heraldry and associated topics across Wikipedia. Awarded by Cdjp1 (talk) 07:52, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

April 2018 Milhist Backlog Drive[edit]

G'day all, please be advised that throughout April 2018 the Military history Wikiproject is running its annual backlog elimination drive. This will focus on several key areas:

  • tagging and assessing articles that fall within the project's scope
  • adding or improving listed resources on Milhist's task force pages
  • updating the open tasks template on Milhist's task force pages
  • creating articles that are listed as "requested" on the project's various lists of missing articles.

As with past Milhist drives, there are points awarded for working on articles in the targeted areas, with barnstars being awarded at the end for different levels of achievement.

The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project, although only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the scope of military history will be considered eligible. This year, the Military history project would like to extend a specific welcome to members of Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red, and we would like to encourage all participants to consider working on helping to improve our coverage of women in the military. This is not the sole focus of the edit-a-thon, though, and there are aspects that hopefully will appeal to pretty much everyone.

The drive starts at 00:01 UTC on 1 April and runs until 23:59 UTC on 30 April 2018. Those interested in participating can sign up here.

For the Milhist co-ordinators, AustralianRupert and MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:53, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Upcoming changes to wikitext parsing[edit]

Hello,

There will be some changes to the way wikitext is parsed during the next few weeks. It will affect all namespaces. You can see a list of pages that may display incorrectly at Special:LintErrors. Since most of the easy problems have already been solved at the English Wikipedia, I am specifically contacting tech-savvy editors such as yourself with this one-time message, in the hope that you will be able to investigate the remaining high-priority pages during the next month.

There are approximately 10,000 articles (and many more non-article pages) with high-priority errors. The most important ones are the articles with misnested tags and table problems. Some of these involve templates, such as infoboxes, or the way the template is used in the article. In some cases, the "error" is a minor, unimportant difference in the visual appearance. In other cases, the results are undesirable. You can see a before-and-after comparison of any article by adding ?action=parsermigration-edit to the end of a link, like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Foss?action=parsermigration-edit (which shows a difference in how {{infobox ship}} is parsed).

If you are interested in helping with this project, please see Wikipedia:Linter. There are also some basic instructions (and links to even more information) at https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-ambassadors/2018-April/001836.html You can also leave a note at WT:Linter if you have questions.

Thank you for all the good things you do for the English Wikipedia. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:18, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Kingdom of Burundi[edit]

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Hello, Sodacan. Excellent work. I asking you if you can make the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Burundi. Best regards.--64.237.224.228 (talk) 14:42, 6 May 2018 (UTC)