User talk:Victorianistjaf

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Hello, Victorianistjaf, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! Sadads (talk) 11:23, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Burning of Parliament[edit]

I'll split the article into two, and you can then add the new material. Tim riley (talk) 14:05, 4 June 2011 (UTC)


I greatly enjoyed today's gathering (not least your talk, which radiated an enthusiasm that was a delight). If I can ever be of help with any of your contributions to Wikipedia, please don't hesitate to leave a message on my talk page. Tim riley (talk) 19:33, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi, Tim, thanks for this -- I'm not sure if this is where I respond, but giving it a try. I've just tidied up the Andrew Forrester piece, with the sources I didn't have today. Next stop, Houses of Parliament fire! Victorianistjaf (talk) 20:18, 4 June 2011 (UTC)
There isn't any settled etiquette for where to reply to messages: some people respond on the sender's page; others respond as you have in situ. With the first, you can end up feeling that you're reading every other line of the catechism on each page, and there is much to be said for keeping the thread together. Pray leave a message chez Riley if I can help with the fire or anything else. Tim riley (talk) 22:34, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

I would also like to say that I was glad to meet you as well! Keep it up with the enthusiasm, and always remember to Be Bold!!!!! Happy editing, Sadads (talk) 20:12, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Tobias hoheisel[edit]

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The article Tobias hoheisel has been proposed for deletion because under Wikipedia policy, all biographies of living persons created after March 18, 2010, must have at least one source that directly supports material in the article.

If you created the article, please don't take offense. Instead, consider improving the article. For help on inserting references, see Wikipedia:Referencing for beginners or ask at Wikipedia:Help desk. Once you have provided at least one reliable source, you may remove the {{prod blp}} tag. Please do not remove the tag unless the article is sourced. If you cannot provide such a source within ten days, the article may be deleted, but you can request that it be undeleted when you are ready to add one. jsfouche ☽☾Talk 15:20, 5 June 2011 (UTC)


Delighted to be of use. I'll look at the two articles tonight, and report back. Tim riley (talk) 15:29, 5 June 2011 (UTC)


The British Library barnstar

Thank you for presenting and contributing at the British Library editathon, you definitely earned this barnstar!

Further teamwork on the articles created and any issues will be running at WP:GLAM/BL (so keep it on your watchlist) there are some photos from the event at Commons:Category:Editathon,_British_Library and your comments are welcome at feedback. Future events are listed at the UK Chapter wiki at wmuk:Events so you may want to keep the link in your bookmarks to see if there is anything else coming up you might enjoy. Perhaps you would like to come along to one of our regional social wiki-meets where keen Wikipedians debate all things wiki-related? We are growing the GLAM network which helps e-volunteers of all types engage with their most loved cultural institutions and you can always drop me a note or email if you would like to know more about how you could help with our work. Cheers (talk) 08:00, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

  • PS the technically minded chap we chatted with over sandwiches is Tom Morris and the plaques project mentioned is If your publisher does bite, it might be interesting to ask Tom if he would like to spare some time to have a deeper chat with their programming/design folks. Cheers (talk) 08:06, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
It is worth noting that all the data on Open Plaques is completely public domain (the images are all Creative Commons, although not necessarily with a very permissive licence). —Tom Morris (talk) 11:17, 6 June 2011 (UTC)


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British Library follow-up[edit]

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Thank you for participating in the English and Drama Editathon at the British Library on June 4. I hope you enjoyed the day and got something useful out of it.

If you are new to Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects, I hope you had any questions or problems answered and maybe found being a contributor as addictive as many of the regulars do. If you've got any questions or need help, please feel free to ask any of us on our talk page or by e-mail (, Tom Morris, Sadads, James F., RHaworth, The Land, AdamBMorgan), ask on the British Library collaboration page or through the Wikipedia Help Desk.

If you are interested in working on Wikipedia, you might want to consider joining one of the WikiProjects. These are places where team work between editors interested in a particular topic can be coordinated. Some suggestions for WikiProjects that may be of interest to you as a participant in the event on Saturday include Literature, Poetry or Science Fiction. A full list of literature and language related WikiProjects can be found here, and a list of all WikiProjects is here. The WikiProjects often have things that need doing, and if you need help you can often ask in their talk page.

But there are other places you can get involved. If you are interested on working on images, such as improving image descriptions, categorisation or uploading new media, consider getting involved in Wikimedia Commons. Wikisource also needs people willing to help make available original source material, and Wikiquote is trying to compile a directory of quotes which you may be able to contribute to.

If you want to continue some of the work we got started on Saturday, here are a few potential things to help with:

  • Following on from work on Ella D'Arcy on Saturday, work has started to make all of The Yellow Book available on Wikisource. If you go to the page on Wikisource and pick a volume then click on 'scan index' you can start helping to proofread pages from the journal - simply click on the page you want to work on, and go through to check that the text on the left reflects the text on the right. If you need any help with getting started, please ask User:Tom Morris.
  • If you created any new articles at the event, you might want to submit them to Did you know?.
  • If you are able to translate into other languages, why not pick one of the articles we worked on, translate it and post it on another language version of Wikipedia: there are now versions in hundreds of languages. On Wikimedia Commons, it is also possible to provide multilingual descriptions of images and categories: this enables editors on the other language versions to better find images and media files they can use in their project.
  • If you need images from the British Library to illustrate articles, please add them to the image requests page. If you would like a British LIbrary curator to help collaborate on an article, please add it to the collaborations page.
  • You might also be interested in attending GLAMcamp London.
  • To explore more articles related to the British Library, visit Portal:British Library.

Whatever you do, please tell us about the positive and negative experiences you have. On behalf of the organisers of the event, thanks again.

Tom Morris (talk) 11:25, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Just passing by[edit]

I see you have gone quiet on us in recent weeks. Pressure of professional work, I hope, rather than disenchantment with Wikipedia. Don't hesitate to call on me if I can be of any help. Tim riley (talk) 15:43, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Bryan Robertson[edit]

Refs fixed. A pleasure. I knew nothing of Robertson: he sounds a delightful man as well as a brilliant curator. Tim riley (talk) 08:43, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

You can see how Tim made the corrections by clicking here. See also WP:CITE. Happy editing! -- Ssilvers (talk) 14:40, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Ruth Traill[edit]

Hello. Thanks for all your good work. I found some problems with the above piece and marked it accordingly. Sincerely, your friend, GeorgeLouis (talk) 16:59, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Now fixed, and template removed. Tim riley (talk) 14:04, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks Tim. As you can see, I'm not naturally equipped for this! And I'm not doing enough to keep the structure all in my mind. One day... Best Judith Victorianistjaf (talk) 07:29, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Ruth Traill for deletion[edit]

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