User talk:Taksen

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Marienkirche Halle[edit]

Thank you for expanding this! I guess you know that the church is planned to appear in the DYK section on Christmas day. Do you want to make it a Did-you-know article? All it would need is inline citations. If yes, should it be bold in the existing nomination or do you want it nominated separately? One or the other should happen within the next three days. Musical regards, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:35, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

I went ahead and nominated it for Christmas, because then the hook can be longer. Let me know if you rather want to say something about the church, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:26, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Hello Gerda, I did what I could yesterday and added to the article some interesting references. I am not sure if I want to add more to the architectural history of church; it is not my cup of tea and I rather leave it to someone else. I am not very interested in extra work in order to get a DYK. I just sliced my middle finger while cooking. Besides I have plenty of other interests, like Oper am Gänsemarkt, may you could take a look there also? Greetings from AmsterdamTaksen (talk) 12:21, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

I feel sorry about your finger! Thank you for the church improvements, I saw what you did and nominated. Hopefully no more work will be needed. I briefly looked at the Gänsemarkt before you mentioned it and liked it, but I also have plenty of other interests. I started Christmas cantata, the other link in the hook. It's not counting DYKs that counts, it's interesting facts, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:36, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
As I hoped: no more work for you, approved, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:36, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for still improving, great details you come up with! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:58, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Re: 1740 Batavia massacre`[edit]

Hi Taksen, as you seem to read Dutch would it be possible for you to add the information about the various stands taken by the two factions? It should be in Van Hoevell around page 460. Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:48, 23 December 2011 (UTC) ~:Hello Chrisco, I am Dutch and live in Amsterdam. Vermeulen is here in the library. I have to find out about Van Hoevell. I did not interfere in your work untill now, because I have not studied the subject, and was busy somewhere else. Comparing the Dutch and English lemma, I found some irregularities, which need to solved. It seems so me Vermeulen and the bad relation between the two cousins Valckenier and Van Imhoff is essential. Taksen (talk) 05:15, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

  • Thanks. There is actually a link to Van Imhoff's write-up in the article (it is on Google books, and should be full view as it is PD). Thanks for help with the Dutch sources; I can deal with Indonesian and English sources without a problem, but Dutch... not so much. Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:18, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Please don't forget to cite your additions; otherwise I'll have to revert the information you've added as the Setiono reference does not support it. Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:01, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Marktkirche Unser Lieben Frauen[edit]

I am very impressed how this article developed. What do you think of nominating it as Good Article. I just watched one pass and think this is good,

Hello there, go ahead. I don't know how to do it. There is plenty of interesting information, and it may attract a few more readers.Taksen (talk) 20:08, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

I thought you would do that. (I never did.) - Too bad that we will not know how many readers it attracted on Christmas Day, but it looked very impressive! Did I tell you that we had a snack on the Christmas market there under the statue of Handel, spelled "Haendel"? Church closed, too late, but we walked around it, found Jonas mentioned on a plaque. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:36, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
Gerda und ich werden helfen mit dem GA. (I'm practicing my Deutsch).PumpkinSky talk 21:38, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

A detail: disambiguate Gulden. I have no idea how the Reichsgulden would be termed "en" nor what it was worth. - Please don't hide too much, we can always do it later if requested, so far we can try to find sources. I agree though that the Christmas market events don't belong in the history section. - Personal note: no, we only passed Halle on our way from Berlin and didn't visit more than mentioned. I will try to keep the article's talk interesting to the general reader of the church article, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:34, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

I will remove this article from my watchlist. You can do whatever you like. For me the work is done. I never intended to make a copy of the German article.Taksen (talk) 16:23, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

For me the work is done as well, thank you for the informative sections you created, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:50, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

St Matthew Passion in the Netherlands[edit]

The articles on conductor Johan van der Meer (also de-WP) and tenor Marius van Altena rely heavily on Dutch sources such as this, p 18 in display (16 in toc). If you have a moment, would you please check if what the articles claim is said in the sources, and add if you find more info worth mentioning, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:25, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello Gerda, Im not intested in writing on people from the 19th or 20th century. You may try him nl:Gebruiker:Floxoip, but if I find another name I will add here: nl:Gebruiker:Tjako. Taksen (talk) 10:56, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your response, I don't want you to write. Just a look to verify that what the source says about the first performance of the St Matthew Passion is what's in the article would be helpful. I will follow your suggestions, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:07, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Coucou ![edit]

Coucou ! Encore actif sur wikipedia en français?... J'aurais un tout petit service à demander... juste une ligne à traduire in het nederlands pour le wikipedia in het nederlands... --Rflock (d) 14 avril 2012 à 16:59 (CEST) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:09, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

Museum François Duesberg[edit]

It's a good start--now please at least add the references from the French article. DGG ( talk ) 21:33, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Oper am Gänsemarkt[edit]

You know ... that Venetian architect Girolamo Sartorio, the brother of composer Antonio Sartorio, designed the first German public opera house, the Oper am Gänsemarkt in Hamburg, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:32, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

Christina, Queen of Sweden[edit]

Hi mate. Thought I should let you know (though you will probably notice) I've made some changes to the above article. In most instances I have hidden content - a number of references (or material that relies on those references) which are fairly questionable or would normally be considered unreliable. I can see you've done a fair bit of work to clean different sections up so I thought it might be worth trying to tackle it together. Rather than delete content, I've hidden various sections (and cleaned them up while I was at it) so that they can be reinstated but I really don't think the content should be reinstated until the references are fixed up. Have added some content to the talk page - am happy to work through it there. Cheers, Stalwart111 (talk) 05:01, 22 August 2012 (UTC).

Template:George Frideric Handel[edit]

You are one of a handful of editors who has made at least 25 edits to George Frideric Handel. I am not a musical scholar or student and was hoping you might be able to help me organize {{George Frideric Handel}}.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 04:42, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Benedetto Marcello[edit]

Hello, could you perhaps translate the "Werke" section from the German Wikipedia's article about Benedetto Marcello to English? I think that would be a far more productive course of action than listing the individual works like you did in the edits that I've reverted. Graham87 10:32, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

  • It seems to me Wikipedia is not about the truth, but who is the leading wolf. It is not anymore by cooperating. Taksen (talk) 13:04, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
    • See my response on the talk page of the Marcello article. Graham87 15:22, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

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Unacceptable behaviour[edit]

You did not ask my permission to move my comments on my talk page to the article talk page. I consider that highly offensive behaviour and all the comments have now been removed from the article's talk page. Do not try anything like this again ~ it is totally unacceptable!!! Afterwriting (talk) 06:24, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Discussions about the content or style of an article should be on the talkpage, and not at a userpage. I asked you in the beginning to explain your clarifications on the talkpage, now it is somewhere on your userpage. It is obvious you like to hurt instead of asking yourself if you did the right thing. Taksen (talk) 07:43, 14 January 2014 (UTC)Taksen (talk) 07:51, 14 January 2014 (UTC) Your talkpage is almost empty and there is no archive. Nobody can see with whom or about you were discussing. It seems this "fight" will go on for the next few days and I suppose it is better to move the article to my website and go on there. The whole world knows when it is winter here, it is Summer in Australia, and I was not not aware, this is a problem for some Wikipedians. Taksen (talk) 08:24, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Alexander Protopopov[edit]

Hello Taksen - I have just posted a slightly grumpy revert to your addition to the Protopopov article. Done in haste - sorry about the wording. I just wanted to make the point that while Protopopov was a disaster as a minister (and probably bore even greater responsibility than Rasputin for discrediting the regime) some of the expressions use could be toned down a little. Was he really mentally ill or just a foolish and bungling politician? Did he really favor total oppression - sounds a bit like reverting to the days of Ivan the Terrible. Were the Tsarist secret police really still dreaded in their final days - or just inept and ineffectual? Please repost the passage but possibly in more neutral terms. Regards Buistr (talk) 22:49, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

February 2014[edit]

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Chevalier de Saint-Georges, your comments on Feb 26 on talk[edit]

Dear Taksen,

I am Gabriel Banat, author of “The Chevalier de Saint-Georges, virtuoso of the sword and the bow” (Pendragon Press, 2006). It was my wife and I who, shocked by the original Wikipedia allowing the original article riddled with errors about the subject of my book, felt obliged to write our own, only to find it stripped of most of its illustrations reproduced in that volume, even two pages taken from my own edition, “Masters of the Violin” (volume III, Johnson Reprint, 1982) devoted to facsimiles of first editions of Saint-Georges’ works, whose copyrights, the same as all of the others, I have secured before publishing.

Touched by your response to that astonishing act, we would like offer you, should you not own it, an inscribed volume of my Saint-Georges bio. If interested you may want to check out my website: It has excerpts from reviews of the book, including one from The New York Review of Books, and my performances, live, of two of Saint-Georges’ works. Dsteveb (talk) 16:06, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

February 2014[edit]

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  • There is no living person involved. Secondly, you understood in between Banat uploaded the pictures himself. A law case is not very likely. This discussion belongs to talk page of the Chevalier, not here.Taksen (talk) 18:38, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Honestly wikipedia's m:Mission is to provide free content. Just because an author wants to display their work doesnt mean we can accept it. If it is released under a free license thats one thing, but as it is there are major issues involved. Werieth (talk) 18:59, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

  • You should offer him help, he is famous musician and an expert on the violin, not on uploading pictures.Taksen 19:03, 26 February 2014 (UTC) Can you give me an example of an 18-century picture that caused problems? There would be no lawyer interested in a case.Taksen (talk) 19:25, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Taksen, Thank you for trying, but we are working out a deal with Wiki about the copyrights. All the pictures will get back on, and my husband only wants his there. Dsteveb (talk) 19:47, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Of course, but I hate to see long section and lines without any pictures. Yours were more interesting and mine can be removed anytime.


'peasant' connotes an agricultural worker on land not owned by them - Rasputin's occupation did not fit this description. There was no reference in that field either which weakens the argument for it being there - I was simply removing unsourced, inaccurate, dubious content. KingHiggins (talk) 21:48, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Grigori Rasputin was a peasant longer than any other of the professions mentioned. In Russia he was considered as a Siberian muzhik. Your "view" is incorrect.Taksen (talk) 21:56, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

So your "view" is that Grigori Rasputin was:

a poor smallholder or agricultural labourer of low social status (chiefly in historical use or with reference to subsistence farming in poorer countries)

and that this is one of the most notable things about him as a historical figure? Please, explain. KingHiggins (talk) 22:03, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Which book(s) on Rasputin did you read? [1]Taksen (talk) 06:27, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

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