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Louis Ducos du Hauron's picture : Agen vs Angoulême ?[edit]

Good morning,
Sorry, my english is a bit rusty.
I just check your changes on this page. Due to family reasons, I know Agen quite well. Visited some hundreds of times. The picture you assess being from Angoulême shows many elements that perfectly match to Agen's local geography, being :

  • the picture is shot from a spot of which coordinates, according to Google Earth, are 44°12'33.58"N 0°36'56.47"E, alongside the road to the port. This road runs alongside the hill overlooking the city.
  • On the foreground, the river-like green ribbon is in fact the Canal du Midi.
  • At the foot of some trees, you can see (difficlut), the railtrack, the main Station of Agen being a few meters on your left.
  • In the background, on the left are shown the hills north of Agen and Bon-Encontre, east of the small city of Pont-du-Casse.
  • On the right of St Caprais church, at the horizon line, you can see the slopes of the region of Caudecoste, Dunes,...
  • across the river Garonne's plain, which yiu can guess in the middle.
  • On the other hand, I know nothing about Angoulême's topograpĥy, unless, it is notably steeper.

Hope this is clear enough to you, so that I can ask you to please check the origin of your many changes around this picture, as I feel the original one is most likely to be wrong. Thanks and regards, et Hop ! Kikuyu3 (talk) 10:20, 21 May 2015 (UTC) (apologise again for poor level in rusty english speaking).

Thanks for the feedback; your English is quite good. I assumed that someone might a comment if they disagreed but from the information I could find especially this other version of the image which was scanned from a book clearly identifies the image as Angoulême while File:Duhauron1877.jpg this does not use the town name in the title. Back in 2006 File:Duhauron1877.jpg was promoted to Featured Picture on the enwiki per Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Old Angouleme and I assumed that people would have been observant and check the actual location at that time but I suppose they went of faith. I also noticed this use fr:La Comédie humaine which even more convinced me Angoulême was correct. Obviously if I am wrong I will revert the changes. I can visit Agen in the near future and check out what you say but you do appear to be correct and the book the linked image comes from may be incorrect. It happens. ww2censor (talk) 10:42, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
I was able to visit Agen a few days ago and took a few photos as close as possible to the original image. Several of the foreground buildings are still there and you are correct. It was impossible to take any photos from the exact vantage point that Louis Arthur Ducos du Hauron used because of the highly overgrown vegetation on the hillside. I will see how to proceed because even the Kodak George Eastman House records, where the image is housed, identified the location as Angoulême as far back as the 1950s. @Kikuyu3: thanks for pointing this out. ww2censor (talk) 16:38, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
See c:File talk:Duhauron1877.jpg from more details of my investigation. ww2censor (talk) 22:36, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks to you, Ww2censor, for this huge job you did. I'm very proud if I helped prevent Human being from a major mistake. Cordialement, et Hop ! Kikuyu3 (talk) 09:54, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Wheels infobox?[edit]

You tagged Comstar wheel as needing an infobox. I'm not aware of what infobox would apply here. Could you suggest one? — Brianhe (talk) 23:38, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

@Brianhe: I assessed the article and expected to find a suitable engineering type infobox template that would apply. Having a look around I surprises me that could not find one easily, so I suppose it will have to do without unless your search is more fruitful then mine. Perhaps there should be one to cover mechanical or engineering design products. Thanks ww2censor (talk) 13:16, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
OK, thanks for checking. – Brianhe (talk) 13:58, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 4[edit]

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Newsletter • May/June 2015

Hello friends! We have been hard at work these past two months. For this report:

The directory is live!

For the first time, we are happy to bring you an exhaustive, comprehensive WikiProject Directory. This directory endeavors to list every single WikiProject on the English Wikipedia, including those that don't participate in article assessment. In constructing the broadest possible definition, we have come up with a list of approximately 2,600 WikiProjects. The directory tracks activity statistics on the WikiProject's pages, and, for where it's available, statistics on the number of articles tracked by the WikiProject and the number of editors active on those articles. Complementing the directory are description pages for each project, listing usernames of people active on the WikiProject pages and the articles in the WikiProject's scope. This will help Wikipedians interested in a subject find each other, whether to seek feedback on an article or to revive an old project. (There is an opt-out option.) We have also come up with listings of related WikiProjects, listing the ten most relevant WikiProjects based on what articles they have in common. We would like to promote WikiProjects as interconnected systems, rather than isolated silos.

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Until next time, Harej (talk) 22:20, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Henry Arthur Herbert (1815–1866)[edit]

In September 2007 you requested an image for the above page. I have made a suggestion for such an image on the above's talk page - apologies I am not using the correct Wikipedia procedure to make this suggestion. May I seek your comments on the suggestion? Alekksandr (talk) 22:20, 3 July 2015 (UTC)