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Botticelli's Venus... Gimped
And don't forget, just in case you don't get it:
Politeness and civility are just two different ways of
demonstrating passive-aggressiveness.

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Main Page appearance: Belle Vue Zoological Gardens[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of Belle Vue Zoological Gardens know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on June 2, 2014. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at present, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 2, 2014. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

Cover of the official guidebook for the 1906 season

Belle Vue Zoological Gardens was a large zoo, amusement park, exhibition hall complex and speedway stadium in Belle Vue, Manchester, England, opened in 1836. The brainchild of John Jennison, the park was intended to entertain the genteel middle classes, with formal gardens and dancing on open-air platforms during the summer, but they soon became one of the most popular attractions in Northern England. Jennison set out a small amusements area in Belle Vue during the 1870s, which was expanded in the early 20th century to become what was advertised as the "showground of the world". Popular rides included the 60 mph (97 km/h) Bobs roller coaster and the Scenic Railway. Grand firework displays were given from 1852 and there was an annual Christmas circus from 1922. The Kings Hall, opened in 1910, housed the Hallé Orchestra for several years and hosted concerts by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash and Led Zeppelin. At its peak Belle Vue occupied 165 acres (0.67 km2) and attracted more than two million visitors a year. The zoo closed in September 1977 after its owners decided they could no longer afford annual losses of £100,000. (Full article...)

You (and your talk-page stalkers) may also be interested to hear that there have been some changes at the TFA requests page recently. Nominators no longer need to calculate how many "points" an article has, the instructions have been simplified, and there's a new nomination system using templates based on those used for DYK suggestions. Please consider nominating another article, or commenting on an existing nomination, and leaving some feedback on your experience. Thank you. UcuchaBot (talk) 23:01, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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Manchester music
Thank you, user just saying NO to political correctness, for your contributions to quality articles on Manchester and music, such as Belle Vue Zoological Gardens and Affinity, for updating lists of musicians and fighting vandalism, for free speech and "If you take 'civility' out of the equation then look how much work could be done." - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:06, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were recipient no. 874 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:58, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

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