User talk:Stanning

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HMS Stork[edit]

Hello! This article may not have the correct title, I would have thought it should be HMS Stork (disambiguation) the same as HMS Beagle (disambiguation). Danrok (talk) 16:22, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

HMS Beagle (disambiguation) - and a very few others like HMS Victory (disambiguation) - are exceptions because of the high notability of one of the set. Those pages, and HMS Stork and scores of similar pages, are not in fact disambiguation pages but set index articles. Take a look at Category:Set indices on ships.
Stanning 16:42, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

List of Heads of Mission of the United Kingdom[edit]

Saw your comment on the talk page for this entry, and totally agree this is lamentable at present. Your suggestion to make the updates automatic looks like the way to go, and I'll give it a try, starting with the entries that I can spot are out of date. But I'm still a newbie, so do take a look to make sure I'm not making things worse!Hyegyong (talk) 18:47, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your help! Stanning (talk) 21:42, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

A page you started (Michael Aron) has been reviewed![edit]

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Sir John Addis[edit]

I note that you created the entry of Sir John Addis in November 2013 and an obituary from the Times was used as one of the supporting sources. Recently, I've been planning to expand Sir John's entry in the Chinese Wikipedia but I have not been able to find the Times' obituary in my Proquest 5000 data base. As such, I should be most grateful if you can kindly send a copy of the obituary to my email address at purely for my internal reference and research purpose. Sorry for bothering you!. --Clithering (talk) 07:20, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

@Clithering: No problem. I sent you email with obituary attached. Stanning (talk) 10:48, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
I would like to let you know that the biographical entry of Sir John Addis in the Chinese Wikipedia has been completed (please refer to 艾惕思). It would not have been completed without your kind assistance in providing me the important pieces of reference materials. Thank you very much. --Clithering (talk) 06:58, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
@Clithering: Well done. You're welcome! Stanning (talk) 14:43, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Brian Andre Doyle[edit]

Thank you so much for expanding the biography that I started on Brian Andre Doyle. I was just about tearing my hair out trying to find information about him! I'm so glad you've been able to come up with the dates and places of his birth and death, etc! David Cannon (talk) 10:15, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

@Davidcannon: No problem. I'm in the UK, where it's easy to access biographical data for notable British people such as Doyle because public libraries hold copies of Who's Who and, for really notable people, the Dictionary of National Biography. Both are also available on-line with a UK public library membership. But I see that you're based in New Zealand, so access may not be so easy! Doyle, though, is in the International Who's Who which looks to be a useful resource. Stanning (talk) 20:44, 28 September 2015 (UTC)


Sorry. The proper formatting style for lists of women nobles who are knighted (i.e. granted a damehood of some kind, i.e. DBE, GBE, DCB, DCMG, DCVO, GCVO) is as follows, for examples:

Quis separabit? 22:00, 18 February 2016 (UTC) Hmmm. Interesting. Thank you. Stanning (talk) 06:30, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

George or Richard?[edit]

Are you sure that Lord Nugent was more commonly referred to as Richard rather than George? My own, admittedly very fallible memory, suggests that when he was MP for my constituency some half a century ago, the local paper - The Surrey Advertiser - always referred to him as George. JH (talk page) 21:07, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

@Jhall1: As sure as I can be from the sources. His first name was George, of course, so that in official documents where his name is given in full, he's "George Richard Hodges Nugent". But otherwise, he's called Richard Nugent. There are two links from the Wikipedia article: Hansard, and the Independent's obituary, which actually calls him "Dick Nugent". Google search for him is difficult, because there's someone called Sir Richard Nugent O'Connor who gets in the way, but if you search for "Sir Richard Nugent" -O'Connor you find a few references. But if you're in the UK and have a card for your local public library, you can search the Times online archive and find dozens of mentions of Mr Richard Nugent, and later Sir Richard Nugent, as MP for Guildford. — Stanning (talk) 08:07, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. That seems pretty conclusive. JH (talk page) 09:00, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Copying licensed material requires proper attribution[edit]

It appears that you have added material to the article Interception of Communications Commissioner using content from a UK Government website. While you are welcome to re-use licensed content, here or elsewhere, Wikipedia's licensing does require that you provide attribution to the original contributor(s). When copying from other compatibly-licensed websites, please at minimum mention in an edit summary at the new page where you got the content. The attribution has been provided for this situation, but if you have copied licensed material between pages before, even if it was a long time ago, please go back and provide attribution. Let me know if you have any questions. — Diannaa (talk) 20:20, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Who's Who[edit]

Is there a Wikipedian subscription or does it have to be paid for off of your own steam? Who's Who HistoryAlight (talk) 09:05, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

@HistoryAlight: There's no Wikipedian subscription that I know of. The online edition of Who's Who (UK) is published by Oxford University Press, but it's not available via WP:OUP.
If you're in the UK, it's easy. All you need is a card for your local public library, or an OpenAthens or Access Management Federation account from your university or institution, and you can log on for free at Who's Who is still in print and some reference libraries still carry the book. But if you're not in the UK, maybe the simplest way is to ask someone who is, such as me. Unless the people you're interested in died a long time ago – the 1920 edition of Who Was Who is out of copyright and is online at — Stanning (talk) 14:40, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Thank you - yes I am in the United Kingdom so will check with St. Catherine's. 15:42, 3 November 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by HistoryAlight (talkcontribs)

@HistoryAlight: Oh, you're at Catz. OK, then click "Login with Athens/Access Management Federation", on the next page select University of Oxford, then you can log on with your Oxford username and password. — Stanning (talk) 16:49, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the help! HistoryAlight (talk) 17:19, 3 November 2016 (UTC)