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Ship Barnstar[edit]

Patina Barnstar with Helm.png WikiProject Ships Barnstar
For creating numerous ship articles in outstanding condition! Brad (talk) 18:49, 10 December 2007 (UTC)


And seriously, I was surprised that no one had given you this award yet. I do a lot of maintenance checks on Navy ship articles and I began to notice that your articles are almost perfect from the moment you post them. In fact, by sight alone, I can tell if an article is one you created 99% of the time without even checking the article history. Creating ship articles is oh, so much more than just copying them out of DANFS and waking away but you have grasped what a wiki article really means.

Please don't ever be discouraged by the complainers and rebel Bots leaving messages on your talk page about what you did wrong or didn't do, as I happen to believe that your articles are a model that everyone else should follow. --Brad (talk) 18:49, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, Brad... my plan right now is to collect the remainder of the Civil War Union ships not listed, which is almost done... (When I started there were about 168 ships in category:Union Navy ships and now there's over 600.) I'm also cleaning up earlier ones I did. After I finish that effort, I would like to go into the already-paged Union Navy articles that have no infobox or Wikified text and improve them... and also update the text from other DANFS sources. (There are more than one DANFS source.) I hope I don't upset anyone doing that... When that total effort is complete, I would like to learn how to insert photos/illustrations, and insert DANFS photos in the Union Navy ship articles that need them. -- Thanks for your comments. It's nice to know that someone cares. Wikited (talk) 19:00, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Rats, I was coming here to give you a barnstar! I'm sorry to see that someone beat me to it—but it's probably for the best, as I sure hope you already know how much I appreciate your work, and I'm glad to see someone else recognizes it too. Well done, sir! Maralia (talk) 21:38, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, tomorrow's my birthday, so I'll take all this as a birthday greeting. Wikited (talk) 21:52, 10 December 2007 (UTC)


Ship disambig pages.[edit]

New trick I learned for ship disambig pages. Instead of {{disambig}}, use the {{shipindex}}. And then you can fine tune it further by using {{shipindex|Michigan}} if you were making a page for the USS Michigan, for example. Just another hidden feature of tagging :) --Brad (talk) 17:26, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks... I'll give it a try. It might save me some time and effort. Thanks again. Wikited (talk) 17:31, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

And also a trick with the {{DANFS}} template. You can, for example use the template like this: {{DANFS|http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/a7/alloway-ii.htm}} which gives you:

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

So, using the template with the link inside can eliminate the need for an External Link section to point to the reference. Just another easy but not so apparent ability and the article looks cleaner as a result. --Brad (talk) 00:41, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Interesting... but what if I have two DANFS refs?Wikited (talk) 00:50, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
Here's what I'm talking about: see USS Vanderbilt (1862)

Wikited (talk) 01:22, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

There was a conversation about dual links at Template_talk:DANFS#Link_parameter_added but apparently the template isn't able to handle two links yet. At least I just tried to do so with USS Vanderbilt (1862) and it didn't seem to work. Or maybe it would only work with one link to the .mil site and one to hazegray? My thoughts were more like yours; to make the linking more flexible. --Brad (talk) 01:41, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Update[edit]

The templates are working now. I changed USS Vanderbilt (1862) as you pointed out. I'm not too sure though, if using the second link for photos is a good idea since the template text is geared toward pointing to a ships article in the DANFS itself. You can also link within the {{NVR}} template the same way for those ships not listed in the DANFS. --Brad (talk) 06:54, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Re: Nice[edit]

When we were writing the Extended Duration Orbiter article we were looking for pics of the lost EDO pallet and I found one made during STS-107 payload processing. When you added the Freestar link to the Columbia article I remembered I had seen a picture with FREESTAR when looking for EDO pictures and I could easily find it back on commons. --TheDJ (talkcontribs) 20:14, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Civil War ships.[edit]

Howdy - Was there a main list somewhere that you used as a reference when you were filling in articles on Civil War ships? I haven't been able to find any definitive list of ships from that era. Reason I ask is that I noticed USS Cornubia (1864) has no article but there is a DANFS listing [1]. And the Cornubia is only listed at List_of_United_States_Navy_ships,_C#Co. --Brad (talk) 01:05, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Howdy partner -- Somebody has Cornubia listed as SS Cornubia, with a category Union Navy ships.

You can find it at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Cornubia_%28ship%29

I'll go ahead and put it on my list to fix (and make it USS Cornubia (1863)) unless you have the urge to do so.

Thanks for noticing that ... Wikited (talk)


You should be able to find a complete list by looking at the category.Wikited (talk) 01:14, 22 January 2008 (UTC) Category:Union Navy ships Wikited (talk) 01:15, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Ok, thanks. I see you moved it where it should be. I should have thought to do a word search on Cornubia to find the article. --Brad (talk) 04:00, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Ship infoboxes[edit]

Has anyone pointed out the all new infobox at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Ships/Tables for you? Seems that word isn't getting out very well. They're extremely flexible for those instances where you have a ship with a long history. --Brad (talk) 19:34, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Brad... I've been using the newer light blue one for a while, although originally I started out with the dark blue one. Now, when I see one of the older shipinfoboxes, I replace it with a new one, such as USS Sciota (1861) which the author did with the dark blue box. Is that what you are taling about? Am I missing something here? Wikited (talk) 19:47, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
Whew.. tough question. There are many old boxes we aren't using anymore. The dark blue ones are very old and are being selected for replacement by looking at [2] . The light blue one you seem to be using is also old (but not as old as the dark blue ones) and is listed here: Template:Infobox Ship. The most recent infobox is here: Wikipedia:WikiProject_Ships/Tables and while it may appear similar to Template:Infobox Ship, it is very different in how it works. Compare the text of the boxes to see the differences. As I said above, word isn't traveling very well on what box should or should not be used.
Also, if you look at [3] you will find articles that have no infobox at all; additionally I've seen more Civil War era ships in that category that you aren't aware of because they haven't been given a Civil War ship category. I hope this hasn't confused you even more but by all the conversations I've seen at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ships, the infobox to be used is now at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Ships/Tables. --Brad (talk) 20:43, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

No, you haven't confused me... Let me study the situation... As for the Civil War ships you mention that don't have an infobox, every Civil War Union ship is listed in the Category:Union Navy ships - there should be no absentees in that category, except for maybe a couple of stone ships. If you can, let me know about the ships in question. Thanks. Wikited (talk) 20:51, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Brad... I'm looking at the newest template you mentioned, and I see I've used it once or twice. I'll go ahead and put that template in use. It seems there are only a couple of additions on the newest template, and those newest additions are ones I don't use anyway for the ships I'm working on. By the way, I've done most of the Civil War ships. The category originally had about 160 ships when I started and now you can see it contains now almost 800. So I've been busy in that area.Wikited (talk) 21:15, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
Ok then. There isn't any need to go and replace the ones you've already put down with old style boxes. Here is a few of the ships I was questioning USS Ammonoosuc (1864), USS Antietam (1864), USS Chattanooga (1864) and others marked for needing infoboxes at [4] and I'm not sure if those ships qualify as Civil War ones. --Brad (talk) 00:30, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

No, they are not Civil War ships as they were too late to make the cut, but I'll see what I can do about getting them infoboxes and more text when I get back on line tomorrow. Thanks for calling them out, also any others you run across in your travels, just send them my way. Ted Wikited (talk) 02:22, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Ammonoosuc is absolutely stunning! Nice painting you found too. Thanks. I was calling them Civil War ships but I guess that Civil War era would have made more sense since they launched during the war. Whenever you're bored just look at [5] or [6] and there's always something to work on. I've been trying to do 5 a day to get the lists pared down to reasonable levels. --Brad (talk) 18:28, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Brad... Big difference on Ammonoosuc, huh? I enjoy making text like that look good. Anyway, take a look at USS Antietam (1864). I couldn't do much with that page, but it looks much better now. I couldn't find a photo of the ship for the infobox, but I found one of midshipmen looking at a model of her, which I put down in the text. As for five a day, that sounds about right. I still have a lot of Civil War ships to smooth out. As for the category of Union ships, I kind of agree with you and will probably go back and make them that category. Thanks again. Ted Wikited (talk) 18:50, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

DANFS / NHC[edit]

Hi. I notice you've been using the {{DANFS}} template to link to the NHC's image library. That isn't exactly part of DANFS, and having two links that claim to link to DANFS may be confusing. What to do... Well, we don't have a specialized template to the history.navy.mil/photos/ pages, but you can use generic citation templates, e.g.

*{{cite web
 | url= http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-civil/civsh-s/satellit.htm
 | title= USS ''Satellite'' (SP-1012)<!-- Typo corrected. -->
 | date= 30 March 2003 | work= Online Image Library | publisher= [[Naval Historical Center]]
 | accessdate= 2008-01-30 }}

to produce

And maybe stick the {{NHC}} attribution tag in somewhere. But maybe that's redundant.
—WWoods (talk) 08:19, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks.... The problem is known and has been discussed before and, you are right, something has to be done about it, so I'll use your recommendation as a possible solution.Wikited (talk) 12:40, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

I tried that on the other USS Satellite and it worked nicely. See USS Satellite (1854). Thanks for the help.Wikited (talk) 13:00, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Infobox Help[edit]

In the Polish Wikipedia there is an infobox for Ethnic Group, which would also be useful in the U.S. Wiki for subjects like Appalachians, Polish-Americans, African-Americans, Southerners, Indian tribes, and so on. In Polish the infobox is as follows;

Template:Grupa etniczna infobox

Is there an English infobox for cultural groups, and, if not, can the Polish excample be used to create an English one? If so, How???

There is one here: {{Infobox Ethnic group}}. Let me know if you have any trouble figuring it out :) Maralia (talk) 03:57, 7 February 2008 (UTC)


Terrific! That's very helpful.... How do you know all this stuff?? I'm amazed.Wikited (talk) 12:40, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

USS Hendrick Hudson (1859)[edit]

USS Hendrick Hudson (1859), I found a duplicate article at Hendrick Hudson (1859) and have suggested a merge. Likely a simple redirect will solve this but I thought you might want to decide what is best. Thanks. --Brad (talk) 20:04, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Let me verify the texts and make sure all contain verifiable info, and will then redirect one or the other... Wikited (talk) 20:19, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
They contained the same info from DANFS, so I redirected the one page to the other. Thanks again. Wikited (talk) 20:24, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I redirected the talk page as well because there were assessment tags on the article. --Brad (talk) 02:45, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Image Tagging for Image:Kurpie stamp 02.jpg[edit]

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USS Frolic - USS Advance[edit]

Here's another.. USS Frolic (1862) and USS Advance (1862) are articles on the same ship. Advance seems to be the older of the two but is written a bit differently than Frolic. Merge or maybe shorten each article to the respective name? --Brad (talk) 02:13, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Brad... I'll check it out based on DANFS sources and see which is the more popular name and then merge into one page. Also will check for verified content. As you may have noted, I've been working on some Polish articles (Kurpie being one of them) and now I think I need to go back and clean up some more of the Civil War ships, including getting some pix for more of them. Ted Wikited (talk) 13:31, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
Trying to figure this mess out at the DANFS level ... should have it complete probably by tonight or tomorrow morning. Ted Wikited (talk) 01:02, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
Well, no hurry. I saw another CW ship the other day that had no infobox but I've forgotten which one :) I should have left a message here when I saw it. --Brad (talk) 09:36, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Done.... USS Advance (1862) looks ok now (significantly expanded from DANFS and Wikified) and USS Frolic (1862) is redirected. Thanks. Let me know if you find any others that need drastic help. I'll continue sampling Civil War ships that need improvement, pix, etc. TedWikited (talk) 01:17, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Yep, looks good. I keep finding articles that have languished for several years in various states of disarray. I've also been finding some ships listed in danfs that were used for the Stone Fleet but that article didn't list them as part of the fleet. Couldn't find a definitive list of Stone Fleet ships anywhere around. --Brad (talk) 02:45, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Hello![edit]

Haven't heard from you in a bit; hope all is well with you. I wanted to let you know about a general wiki meetup in DC that's being planned for May. I live in Northern Virginia and will probably make it (presuming I can offload my kid on someone for the day!). User:TomTheHand is going to try to make it up from NC. We're talking about trying to get over to the Navy Museum, too (unfortunately the NHC offices & library are closed on weekends). Interested? The planning page is at Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 4. Maralia (talk) 17:25, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Sounds interesting. Let me check out the details, plus my schedule which includes a ship reunion in Annapolis about that time, plus my teaching schedule. Thanks for the heads up.Wikited (talk) 19:07, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

USS Awatobi[edit]

Hey Ted! I noticed that you just created USS Awatobi (YTB-264), and I had a couple of suggestions and requests. First, in the infobox, the "Ship class=" field displays as "Class and type:", so instead of filling in both "Ship class" and "Ship type" it's better to just put "Cahto-class district harbor tug" into "Ship class=". Second, when you add categories to a new article, please place them in the most specific categories possible. Category:World War II ships really shouldn't have many articles directly in it; Awatobi would be better categorized in something like Category:World War II auxiliary ships of the United States. Thanks! TomTheHand (talk) 15:44, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Good point... I didn't notice that and didn't realize we had that category of World War II auxiliary ships of the United States. Do we have one for World War I auxiliary ships as I'm working on some of them too... I'll take care of it right after lunch, unless you want to make the changes for me. Thanks. Wikited (talk) 15:50, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the fix on Awatobi. I found the cat for Category:World War I auxiliary ships of the United States and am changing cats on those World War I auxiliaries.Wikited (talk) 16:52, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Your images[edit]

I like your images, but have two comments. You should use a infobox and geotag the images; and they should go to the commons! :-) --evrik (talk) 17:36, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

I thought they were going to the Commons. But I don't understand what a geotag is. Can you direct me to an image where all this is properly done so I can better understand the process. Thanks.Wikited (talk) 23:53, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of MineRon[edit]

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Interwiki[edit]

Thanks for creating articles about Polish forests. Don't forget to add relevant interwikis ([7], [8], and so on). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 16:45, 2 July 2008 (UTC)


Thanks. Will do...Wikited (talk) 18:25, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Ships with ID numbers[edit]

Hi Ted. When you create a ship article that uses an ID number like (ID 1234) you need to remember to use the dash so that (ID-1234) is in the article title. I had to move several of your most recent articles. --Brad (talk) 21:09, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Brad.... I was not sure which way it went...Wikited (talk) 23:28, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

USS Imperator (ID-4080)[edit]

Hi. I've nominated USS Imperator (ID-4080), an article you worked on, for consideration to appear on the Main Page as part of Wikipedia:Did you know. You can see the hook for the article at Template talk:Did you know#Articles created/expanded on July 12, where you can improve it if you see fit.

Wikited, one more thing: years are usually not wikilinked when alone. Guidelines recommend not to wikilink years when they are alone, without specific context and rationale for linking to them. Hence it's "1912", not "1912". On the other hand, full dates should always be wikilinked so as to ensure the date will be rendered as formatted according to the reader's date preferences; hence, it's "July 12, 1912", not "July 12, 1912". Regards, Masterpiece2000 (talk) 05:23, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

ThanksWikited (talk) 22:27, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

You asked for it[edit]

I had to laugh when I looked at them! I'll put them on the to-do list. Not a problem.Wikited (talk) 22:29, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
No problem... I'll check it out...Wikited (talk) 22:03, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Merged... Polaris had some good Wiki links... moved them and merged...Wikited (talk) 22:19, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Discussion of U.S. Navy ships by place of construction categories[edit]

Wikited, I have started a discussion regarding the necessity and naming style of a series of newly created categories that you created, of the form Category:United States Navy ships built in STATE for 26 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The discussion may be found here. Your thoughts and inputs are welcome. — Bellhalla (talk) 00:16, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

With your permission, I'd like to nominate all the "United States Navy ships built in STATE" for upmerging into "Ships built in STATE" at WP:CFD. That way all of your categorization work would be preserved and all the articles you've categorized will be moved into the appropriate "Ships built in STATE" category. Let me know if this is OK or not. Thanks. — Bellhalla (talk) 18:54, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Fine by me. Many thanks for helping to solve this problem. Much appreciated.Wikited (talk) 19:24, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
The nominations are here if you wish to comment. — Bellhalla (talk) 13:22, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Category:Ships built in Germany on Category:Barbarossa class ocean liners articles[edit]

Ted, Category:Ships built in Germany doesn't need to be added to articles that are in Category:Barbarossa class ocean liners because the former category is a parent category of the latter. — Bellhalla (talk) 20:14, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Okay... thanks... I notice the same applies to Scottish ships built by Clyde...Wikited (talk) 20:16, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Don't know if you're usiing a script or something automated or not, but these all showed up with the Category:Ships built in Germany on them again. I've removed it since Category:Barbarossa class ocean liners is a sub-category of Category:Ships built in GermanyBellhalla (talk) 17:56, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll be a little more careful. Thanks for keeping an eye on things.Wikited (talk) 17:58, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Something else to think about. Submarines are not considered ships, but boats. So I've not put any under "Ships built in..."... Any ideas? Wikited (talk) 17:59, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
Also, I see transports of the General G. O. Squier class (AP–130 to -159) are all in Category:General G. O. Squier class transport ships which is a subcat of Category:Richmond, California ships which is in turn a subcat of Category:Ships built in California. I'll go through and remove these. — Bellhalla (talk) 18:11, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
By the way, since in most cases adding the location built is a non-controversial addition to the article, can you mark the edits as "minor". That way people can filter out minor changes from their watchlists to make sure they don't miss any vandalism or other changes to articles? Many thanks in advance. — Bellhalla (talk) 18:23, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your assistance based on your experience which is more than I have. I think I'll forget about adding any more and let it occur naturally. Any answer on the submarine classification, or do you think it's not necessary? Wikited (talk) 18:28, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Sorry. Missed the part about the subs. I don't have any problem including submarines in the "Ships built in…" categories. I think if they fit within the definition of ship for WikiProject Ships, then they should fit for the category. If you're still unsure, bring it up on WT:SHIPS to see what others may think. — Bellhalla (talk) 23:32, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Assessing WP:SHIP articles[edit]

Hi Ted - When you start a new article could you begin placing the following tags on the talk page:

  1. {{WikiProject Ships|class=|importance=}}
  2. {{WPMILHIST|class=|Maritime=yes|US=yes}} - assuming its a US Navy ship
  3. {{DANFS talk}} - assuming it contains danfs text

If you don't care to assess the article that's ok but adding the tags would help reduce my growing workload these days. --Brad (talk) 00:59, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Will do... if there is anything I can do to help the effort, let me know. Thanks.Wikited (talk) 01:10, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
I see you've been rating them too which is good. Your articles are without exception a C-Class rating for WPSHIPs but MILHIST doesn't use the C-Class system so that's why it shows as start. The SHIPS template requires that criteria 3-5 are met to warrant a C-Class rating otherwise it would also be a start. --Brad (talk) 18:25, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

I'm kind of new at all this rating business, Brad. Let me know if I do anything wrong in that regard. As far as the articles, my attitude is not to take ownership, but just to start them for others. That is why I am adding stub to some of them when I know there are people around who can provide more information. This especially applies to the "missile ship" articles, which I'm working on now.Wikited (talk) 19:28, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

With the milhist banner you need to watch how you use the periods and conflicts rating as |WWII=yes is for ships that participated in WWII. The other periods are:
|Classical= |Medieval= |Muslim= |Crusades= |Early-Modern= |ARW= (American Revolutionary War) |Napoleonic= |ACW= (American Civil War) |WWI= |WWII=
If a particular ship doesn't fall into one of these periods then it doesn't need a rating in that respect. --Brad (talk) 16:33, 21 August 2008 (UTC)


Oh, I see what you mean... thanks, will watch it in the future.Wikited (talk) 18:34, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Orinoka Mills[edit]

I see that you created the page for the Orinoka Mills, and are also interested in military history. I was told that in the 1940s there was a wartime production training facility/operation going on at the property on Ruth St, which may have been coordinated and run by Mastbaum (the vo tech school). I've contacted the Mastbaum alumni association, as well as the old orinoka historical person at the lantal company, but they were not able to provide much of any data on this. Might you know if there are any ways to find out more about these war and military related productions/trainings and/or government purchases from Orinoka/this property from any government or military sources of info? If so, how does one find or retrieve that information? Thanks Centerone (talk) 19:34, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Good question. It was difficult getting information for the Orinoka Mills page. I am sure there is more information on the Mills and also on other activities in the area, but many of the Government records are still not on the internet. You might want to look at the following web site to see if it can give you any leads:

Wikited (talk) 20:34, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

YMS Minesweepers[edit]

Are you familiar with YMS wrecks, or know anyone who is? I have some photos of one wrecked off Long Beach, that I am trying to identify. Geoff Plourde (talk) 00:06, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

No... but I would suggest sending an email with photo(s) attached to

gpriolo@navsource.org <gpriolo@navsource.org>Wikited (talk) 21:56, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

"Thanks Geoff Plourde (talk) 21:07, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Fischer catalog[edit]

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Fischer catalog page has been generated in response to it being listed under "List of stamp catalogues" in another Wikipedia page. If Fischer catalog is to be deleted then all the other catalogs of stamp collecting under that Wiki page should be deleted under the philosophy stated in the request for deletion. To attempt to delete Fischer catalog, when it provides the ONLY detailed information on Polish stamps, is completely inappropriate and ill advised. I suggest the person who placed the request for delete look at List of stamp catalogues and reconsider the request. I firmly believe the page should stay as shown.Wikited (talk) 13:43, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

File source problem with File:John Britt - Hollywood Stamp Club.jpg[edit]

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I see what you mean.... I took the photo myself. I should have indicated that.Wikited (talk) 13:44, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

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Philatelic biographies[edit]

I have noticed your recent, rather prolific contributions to the philatelic biographies, mainly recipients of the Lichtenstein Medal which incidentally, I have suggested be merged with the Collectors Club of New York article. It is great to see some new blood here doing some new philatelic work. I do however have some concerns about the way these article are composed. Not to be overly critical or to offend you, but by way of constructive comment, they are not really very encyclopaedic in their layout. You make several section headings and each section has at most one or two short sentences, or is composed of bullet points. It would, in my opinion, be better to write some prose combining these thought under one heading because it is all rather disjointed. You also, as yet, don't seem to grasp the method for doing references. Let me help you in that by referring you to the citation templates that are used to verify statements made, and the "See also" section should be used to link to articles of interest that are not already linked in the article itself. If I get some time, I will try to copyedit one of them into what I think would be a better form. I do have a question for you. Why are you using the "Engineer infobox" instead of a more usual {{Infobox Person}} infobox template? One last thing, are you aware that we have a Philately WikiProject and you nay wish to join us in forwarding philately on this wiki. We also have a Philately Portal that show visitors some of the interesting philately articles. You can leave me a {{talkback}} note on my page or I will just watch this page for a while as I really detest having disjointed discussions. Thanks again for your work. ww2censor (talk) 22:18, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

New Range Instrumentation Ship[edit]

I added a stub on USNS Howard O. Lorenzen (T-AGM-25) and some links to both the MRIS and OI pages. (came across it while searching for other ships that a friend and his wife used to work on in the 70's-80's). Since you seem to be the "Subject Matter Expert", I thought you might want to take a look. Beachgrinch (talk) 16:11, 4 April 2009 (UTC)


Philatelists categories[edit]

Saw your note about creating categories on Sebjarod talk page. BTW by adding the category link to the post, you have actually listed him as an Category:Italian philatelists. You need to use the <noinclude></noinclude> tags to avoid this. Anyway, regarding some philatelic categories, some time ago, I don't remember how long, all the subcategories of a parent category, I think it was "Stamp designers" were nominated for deletion because they were so few article being populated by very few articles and all sub-category articles were included only in the parent category at that time. The idea of sub-categories is to use them when there are sufficient articles to warrant a sub-category, not just a handful. So if I may suggest that you only create subcategories where they are necessary and will have at least five or more entries. With all the new philatelist articles recently written there is certainly a need for some new sub-categories. Cheers ww2censor (talk) 20:25, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Okay... thanks.Wikited (talk) 20:37, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
BTW, do you mind joining our club? :) --Michael Romanov (talk) 18:37, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Sure... I specialize in Brazil and Poland, stamps and postal history. Just attended the BOPEX stamp exhibition in Bowie, Maryland.Wikited (talk) 21:14, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

OK, then, please feel free to add your name on the participants' list. --Michael Romanov (talk) 04:01, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Philately Wikiproject[edit]

I see you joined, so welcome to the Philately WikiProject. Hopefully you have a good time, start many new articles and can contribute lots to the existing ones as we need that. Cheers ww2censor (talk) 14:40, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Fritz Billig[edit]

I see that you have added Billig to the category American Philatelists. I thought that Billig was Austrian or German. I know he had to flee Austria to escape the Nazis. Do you have any evidence that he became an American? I would also like to echo a comment above that the links to the APS Hall of Fame or similar should really be under External links not Reference. I know a web site can be a reference for an article but as I understand Wikipedia policies, ideally an article would have a References (plural) section with multiple sources and a separate section for external web site links. Keep up the good work. Regards, Maidonian (talk) 12:17, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments. As for Billig I assumed he was both an American and Austrian philtelist, and I would have put down Austrian philatelist also, but I don't think there is such a catergory yet. However, if you want to change it back to simply Philatelist, I have no qualms about that. As for the APS Hall of Fame philatelists, I can ref them uner the "external links" instead of "reference." Not a problem. The problem I'm having is that when I have a link to, for example, an obituary or the APS Hall of Fame listing, this is not satisfactory as a source. This is a problem since it is very difficult for find an additional source. I would like to add more philatelists from such sources, but, if it is not right, perhaps I should stop. The other alternative is to cite the source as an external link as you mention, and then list the page as a stub. What do you think?Wikited (talk) 15:53, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. I have always thought Billig was in exile, in common with many others that fled their homelands around that time. I would assume that the term American would refer to nationality, not residence and as there is no evidence about his nationality I think we should leave it unstated until there is and remove him from the American philatelists catgeory (he probably was an Austrian national but there is no evidence for it, he could have been German or Hungarian for all we know). Regarding the biographical articles, please don't stop! I know how difficult it is to find reliable sources in this area and I find Google an invaluable aid, particularly pdfs of society journals, library catalogues etc. Obituaries that appear in philatelic society journals can be good. One tends to find a lot of stuff about awards and collections but little about the subject's profession, family, nationality etc which make a more rounded bio. When you can find this information it can be surprising, for instance Hans Reiche whose entry to Canada was facilitated by Albert Einstein. I think the philatelic bios on Wikipedia could be a bit more rounded. I acknowledge your difficulty where there is only one source and it is a website. I think the answer is to try to find more than one then you can put the written sources in references and the web site in external links, or perhaps you should just keep doing what you are doing and let someone else add the references as it would be a shame to lose your input. Good luck. Maidonian (talk) 18:01, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Your comments are appreciated and thought provoking. From what you are indicating, my inputs up to this point are simply stubs and probably should be marked that way. If I can find only one source, I'll indicate it as an external link ans stub it. On the other hand, I'll see if I can find other sources. I agree with you that pages for philatelists are somewhat unbalanced as they show only the philatelic activity as the primary reason for the page. It would be nice to find personal information as to family life, other interests, and so on.Wikited (talk) 13:10, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Bowie Stamp Club[edit]

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Philatelic exhibition[edit]

This is a useful page that I am surprised did not already exist. I wonder, however, whether the list of exhibitions might not be better on its own page in simple list form? Then the article could be just about the history and organisation of philatelic exhibitions, judging etc. I am also concerned that as it stands it does not represent a worldwide view. What do you think? Maidonian (talk) 01:05, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

You are very observant and probably right. I had some doubts about the page when I submitted it. The page could refer to a "List of Philatelic Exhibitions" and the list could be by country. Also, it would be nice if the list would provide some information about each of the exhibitions; for example, the club/society sponsor, where it is usually held, how often, level (international, regional, local, etc.) within the country, when first started and so on. That way, it would have a worldview and also provide some detail on each exhibition. Each of the major exhibitions has a great history. What's your feeling about this more detailed proposal? And how to do it?Wikited (talk) 07:56, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

I moved the list to a separate page with country listings so that it has a worldview. The list now needs some filler of societies from other countries. I'm looking for some, hope others can help.Wikited (talk) 08:57, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

You beat me to it. I anticipate that separate pages for each exhibition will now be created linked off the list. I will have a go at a few shortly.Maidonian (talk) 12:22, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Separate pages for each exhibition!!!! That's going to create a lot of work, but then that's what we're here for... Great idea...Wikited (talk) 16:20, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Separate pages for each exhibition!!!! Do you really think it is possible each of these would be notable enough to withstand deletion nomination. Some of your article have already been deleted for this reason and while you are a hard worker many of the article are very marginal in their notability indeed. Lacking in references and reliable 3rd-party sources. One good general article with a worldview would serve this wiki much better imho than a load of stubs. ww2censor (talk) 16:33, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
This is a little harsh Ww2censor. (I assume your comments are directed at Wikited). What I meant when I made the suggestion was just that if we are going to have a list, which does no harm, inevitably someone will create some articles linking off them. The notable ones are likely to be mainly the internationals, not every exhibition ever held. I agree a stub for every one would be just clutter. I am thinking of for instance The London Festival of Stamps 2010 which has yet to be held, and London 1980, both of which I think would stand up on notability. (I have not visited non-UK ones) Maidonian (talk) 17:07, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
London 2010 is going to be interesting. Cheers.Wikited (talk) 18:43, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
Oops, you think I was too harsh, sorry, it was not meant to come across that way. I think there are better ways to spend our time than creating a separate listing of several relatively non-notable philatelic exhibitions. I would just make a short representative list of national and international shows in the main Philatelic exhibition article but only if they are referenced using reliable sources. One of the problems seems to be that one should think of the bigger encyclopaedic picture which in my mind is creating or improving philatelic articles that people actually read. If you use the "Traffic stats" button you will be surprised to see how few visitors many of the article get, so it seems better to direct our efforts onto those pages that get decent traffic, not at the expense of new articles, but as a preference from a time point of view. Just my 2¢. ww2censor (talk) 03:34, 19 May 2009 (UTC) Understood (sorry to hijack your page Wikited). Maidonian (talk) 23:56, 19 May 2009 (UTC)


No offense taken... glad to hear opinions and viewpoints as it helps promote understanding of a common objective. Feel free to advise/comment this page. Cheers. Wikited (talk) 14:44, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Dates[edit]

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Thanks... I did not know the practice was deprecated. Appreciate the comment. I'll go back and unlink them.Wikited (talk) 20:28, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

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Long time, no hear from you... I see you are still doing a lot of good work on Wiki. Thanks. I'll remove the hangon I put on the page. Wikited (talk) 22:26, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

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The illustration is shown in the U.S. Navy website as shown in the information related to the photo. I would assume that it is no longer under any copyright protection if it is shown on that site.Wikited (talk)

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USS Pegasus (AK48)[edit]

Re this article, which you created - as a Danish merchant ship, further info may be found via this website. Depends how good you are at working out Danish though! Mjroots (talk) 18:53, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

I checked out the site, and it has an English language version. I placed Rita Maersk in its search directory, but it replied it could find no corresponding data. Thanks. Wikited (talk) 21:26, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

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Rajzel Żychlińsky[edit]

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Thanks. Hannah Kahn was a close friend of mine, and she would be pleased to see Rajzel getting the recognition she deserves. Wikited (talk) 12:47, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Rajzel Żychlińsky[edit]

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Stach Konwa[edit]

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Will do...Wikited (talk)

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DYK for Zygmunt Padlewski[edit]

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Ship information[edit]

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OK. I'll ask my question here if that's okay with you. In your page on the USS Gull (AMS-16), you noted that it "was launched as YMS-324 by the Al Larson Boat Shop, Terminal Island, California, 14 October 1943." Do you have any idea where you found this information? I'm just trying to figure out who built the USS Gull, and I'm not sure that it was Al Larson Boat Shop. Any information that you can provide would help. Thanks! (Mjiafe (talk) 01:19, 14 September 2011 (UTC))

Go to the Dictionary of American Fighting Ships published by the U.S. Navy. It is on line at

[9]

http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/g9-list.htm Wikited (talk) 01:37, 14 September 2011 (UTC)


For additional history: See also:

[10] http://www.navsource.org/archives/11/05016.htm 01:43, 14 September 2011 (UTC)


Thank you, I will continue my search there. You have been a great help! (Mjiafe (talk) 02:06, 14 September 2011 (UTC))


Gull was the name assigned to AM-399, to be built by the Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Mich., in 1945. The contract was cancelled 16 May 1945.

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John H. Steinway listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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USS Munargo (AP-20)[edit]

Hi, I wonder if, as the original creator of the article, you would know how best to insert into

On 17 April [1942] she embarked British troops on Iceland, then carried them to Gourock, Scotland. After another such voyage, she returned to Boston, Massachusetts, 27 June...

the information -- to be found in the New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957 -- that she transported Royal Navy personnel from Glasgow (Gourock) to New York (Brooklyn) 1-11 May 1942, on their way to join RN vessels. I.e. I'm not sure whether or not this was the "other such voyage" already mentioned. Many thanks if you can help. -- Picapica (talk) 09:40, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

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Nomination of Percy Gray Doane for deletion[edit]

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Global account[edit]

Hi Wikited! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to ping me with {{ping|DerHexer}}. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 01:45, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of McCoy Reynolds for deletion[edit]

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Project Dominic[edit]

Hi Wikited, interesting career you had,
I saw Project Dominic mentioned on your userpage and noted we don't have a page on it, yet. This link: Technical Nuclear Safety Study of Project Dominic: B-52 Airdrops, from "26 FEB 1962" in PDF format, a declassified report on it may be of interest. 220 of Borg 14:48, 30 March 2015 (UTC)