User talk:Wehwalt

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Season's Greetings[edit]

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Wishing you a Charlie Brown
Charlie Russell Christmas! 🎄
Best wishes for your Christmas
Is all you get from me
'Cause I ain't no Santa Claus
Don't own no Christmas tree.
But if wishes was health and money
I'd fill your buck-skin poke
Your doctor would go hungry
An' you never would be broke."
—C.M. Russell, Christmas greeting 1914.

Precious anniversary[edit]

Four years ago ...
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words of reason and trust
... you were recipient
no. 16 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:21, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Remember how reformation started then? "Glad to know you." Yes, glad, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:52, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

I do remember. Thank you for keeping the tradition going. I remember how much fun it was selecting the Yogo, before all the drama started.--Wehwalt (talk) 03:14, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
Did you see my top example? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:23, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Enjoyed today: Regents of the University of California v. Bakke! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:48, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

I'm glad you did. That was fun to do. Thank you for reading it.--Wehwalt (talk) 17:42, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
Who was the kind person who was also involved? Did you know that of all people who received Precious, that one is the only one with "Friendly" in the user name? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:46, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
ps: look tomorrow - first image of a woman in the March DYK - for some legal case I nominated, after the article was made GA thanks to Notecardforfree, after the main author left us, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:51, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Carousel (musical) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:32, 28 March 2016 (UTC)
Sorry about that one. Do you think you could cast an eye on the un-Christian Requiem by Max Reger, for FAC, and his list of works, a new style? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:26, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
I will do that as soon as I am up to date on current work and that promised. Likely this weekend.--Wehwalt (talk) 04:53, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for a good start! I replied, and would you have time to continue? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:33, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your helpful comments in the first FAC of Reger's Requiem. Please look if any concerns are left, don't be afraid to be blunt and open if yes, I try again, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:05, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

OK, I will, but it may be a few days.--Wehwalt (talk) 10:46, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

Today: "a well-beloved children's classic, that adults can happily sneak a look into without being accused of being in their second childhood" - how lovely! In the FAC, I found several supporters, - I'd still be interested in whether the questions you raised were satisfied, no more, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:17, 28 May 2016 (UTC)

Today: Coinage Act of 1873, thank you! - For the above-mentioned requiem, the question came up whether the background is too long. What do you think? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:27, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

DYK Mr. Dooley? Now I do, thanks to you, lovely article! - I nominated the Requiem for TFA, - thanks for your help with the FAC! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:48, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for that.--Wehwalt (talk) 03:48, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for United States Sesquicentennial coinage and for all you do for freedom, independence and reformation in general, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:35, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, and to you. Like integrity, freedom is very important, though I suspect we've made a mess of it, and we've downgraded to liberte. No king to favor us with knighthoods, though Terry Pratchett put it well when he said that the only thing a knighthood is good for is to keep your ears warm in bed. Although people will sell their souls for a bar of soap from Air Force One, or, virtually, less, so we're not the ones to talk.--Wehwalt (talk) 12:34, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
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16 July 2016

Thank you for copyediting and support! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:37, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

You're welcome. Thank you for what you do.--Wehwalt (talk) 16:16, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
For today, you gave us a man who "may have been the most influential man in America in the 1850s and 1860s, possibly even more than Lincoln for part of the Civil War", - thank you! - I have a FAC open with funeral bells, DYK? We survived the 2016 Munich shooting, but kids didn't. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:05, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Courtesy notice[edit]

A few months ago we had a discussion about the Bixby letter on the John Hay Talk page. I've helped make improvements to that article (including some of what we discussed) which has just been elevated to GA status. I thought I'd let you know in case you're interested. Libertybison (talk) 22:45, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

I recall. I will look at it. If you feel modifications to the Hay article are needed, please do what you feel is necessary and drop a note of explanation on the talk, if you'd be kind. Congrats on the GA!--Wehwalt (talk) 04:21, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

"big" article needing informal PR[edit]

Hi Wehwalt, would you be so kind as to take a look at Secretariat (horse). Another editor and myself are trying to get it to GAN level (and ultimately FAC) and I for one am getting bug-eyed. It's a "big" article, right up there with a lot of human biographies (probably the most famous race horse in the world, no big deal, LOL) and I'd like to see a non-horse-person look at it and comment on what we need to improve beyond the work we've been doing. Thanks Montanabw(talk) 02:57, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

OK. Happy to.--Wehwalt (talk) 03:02, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Voyageur.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Film/Golden Hollywood Contest[edit]

Doc's just started up this contest about topics and articles covering Classical Hollywood cinema. Do express if you are interested or not by signing up under the "Editors Interested" section. Thanks. Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Speak 2 me 09:10, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

In case you are interested...[edit]

... here are a bunch of commemorative coin redirects for future expansion. :) ---Another Believer (Talk) 19:16, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for that, I've been working on Maine, actually, and for your edits to the various articles.--Wehwalt (talk) 01:50, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Proposed FAC mentoring scheme[edit]

Following discussions on the WP:FAC talkpage and with the agreement of the FAC coordinators, Mike Christie and I have finalized a "page of instructions" relating to the proposed voluntary mentoring scheme for new FAC nominators. The final draft can be viewed here.

We hope to begin the scheme shortly, on a trial basis. However, I think it would be unwise to go live until we have around a dozen or so potential mentors signed up – I hope many more than that will sign eventually. As your contribution to the discusssion indicated that you generally favoured the idea of a voluntary mentoring scheme, I am now inviting you to add your name to the list of possible mentors on the instruction page. I emphasize that the extent to which you commit yourself to this scheme is entirely a matter for you; you incur no specific obligation by adding your name. If anything about the scheme is not clear to you, please drop me a note and I'll try to explain. Brianboulton (talk) 11:35, 21 August 2016 (UTC)


Hi, Wehwalt. Can you tell if this is actually a free image? It was removed from The Music Man and is about to be deleted. All the best, -- Ssilvers (talk) 02:14, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

It probably isn't. Playbill started including copyright notices mid seventies I think.--Wehwalt (talk) 02:21, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

01 July 1867[edit]

Apparently you not want to refer to the first Dominion Day, 01 July 1867 directly as "Dominion Day" but indirectly as "what came to be known as Canada Day". Why? --Laughtond (talk) 10:38, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Because more people have heard of Canada Day than Dominion Day, thus the "what came to be known as". Would "what has come to be known as Canada Day" help?--Wehwalt (talk) 13:40, 26 August 2016 (UTC)