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Portal

I've made changes as you suggested. How now? Better? --sony-youthpléigh 20:23, 12 November 2007 (UTC)


Nav template

Hi. I've set the navigation plate at condensed at present. I'm thinking it best to split by continent when I get around to adding all the entities. Even if closed peope would probably object to having them all in one template I think seems as there are over 700!! I'll draw it up gradually in my sandbox and eventually I hope we have pages set up for all of them/ Where possible I think they should be on seperate pages as much as possible ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Talk"? 14:30, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Your footnote

Hi ww2censor

I'm afraid that I have several times posted below your bottom-of-page note, because the +button is simply to useful and habitual time-saver to ignore ... and when using popups, its possible to create a new section without seeing any of your page first.

However, I do see why you want a note at the bottom, so I thought you might be interested in the code below, which I adapted from somewhere else. I have placed it right at the top of my talk page, to create a note at the bottom. I thought I would pass it on to you, in case you wanted to consider it as a possible compromise between your desire to place a footnote on your page and your readers familiarity with being able to use the '+' button (note that the text of the message needs to be kept quite short). Hope this helps! (and pls ignore if it doesn't) --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 19:34, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

<div style="margin-bottom: 3.25em;"><div style="position: absolute; bottom: 5em; right: 1em; font-style: italic; background-color:red; font-weight:bold; border: 1px dotted white; color:white; padding:0px 3px">If you leave a new message on this page, I will reply<br />on this page unless you ask me to reply elsewhere.</div>

Am I stupid or something? All I see is a red text box at the bottom right of the page. I expectetd to see it at the top. On your talk page I found the red box in the User_talk:BrownHairedGirl#CfD_Category:Oil_fields_of_... section. Actually no, it's position varies on your page unless I refresh the page. If I click the + button I never get to see it. What am I missing? ww2censor (talk) 19:48, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

IWNB, FA's, GA's at al

Hi. Just thought I'd let you know. If you were trying to wind me up by adding an apostrophe to my contribution, you succeeded. MurphiaMan (talk) 11:24, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

I certainly did not intend to wind you up it stood out like a sore thumb! Don't mean to lecture as I assume you know the difference but I just wanted to correct an improper use of 'thats' when 'that's' is the correct. FA's is correct, as is GA's too because those are plurals, but 'thats' is not a plural it's a contraction of 'that is'. Improper use of the apostrophe is unfortunately quite common. Thanks for your contributions as we need more active Irish editors who do decent work. Cheers ww2censor (talk) 15:26, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
I will not argue with you about the use of FAs v FA's as that depends on the usage; are we using it as a genitive or a plural, but your use of 'thats' should have been 'that's' or 'that is'. That's all I was correcting. A simple grammatical mistake which I thought would be accepted as such. ww2censor (talk) 23:21, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
Whether it was grammatical or not, it was mine. I'm not perfect and I don't pretend to be. Please leave my talk contributions alone in future. I like people to see me warts and all, not how someone else sees me. And you wonder why very few people respond to your IWNB post? MurphiaMan (talk) 07:35, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

A note about copyvio tags....

Hi - and thanks for caring about copyvios on Wikipedia!

One note - please don't subst the copyvio tag, as you did to Carndonagh Community School. It creates a mess, and makes the post-processing harder. Take care! --Alvestrand (talk) 08:13, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Somewhat-Belated RfA Thanks :-)

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Blessington

Hi there you editid my post about blessington,

The link added was just simpley a link to the development for tourisim that is discussed in the artical


Regards —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.43.82.119 (talk) 11:11, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

George Moore (novelist) again

Any plans to continue on this one? Hate to remove it after work already done. Marskell (talk) 10:23, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Actually yes, I have some books on loan but expected Ceoil to help out but that does not seem to be happening, so I am on my own. Will try to do more but not being a literary chap makes it harder to do. Thanks ww2censor (talk) 16:19, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

WP:IR template problem

Hi, I saw your note about the {{tl:WP:IR}} problem. I have a suspicion someone made some minor change to the code, and it's causing transclusion of the main project page to overide the transclusion of the template. I see that just tonight Gimmetrow renamed your template {{WP IR}} in order to fix this. I changed the Bobby Sands template over to this and it seems to have done the trick. I have to get on writing an exam right now so I can't change any more, but I'll post something on WP:IR to let them know. Good to hear from you! Walkerma (talk) 06:27, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

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Templates and dabs

I tagged a hundred or more of these but they don't appear in the summary box. Which kinda defeats the purpose - the IrlProj tag allows for class=template and class=dab - but if it doesn't appear on any report what use is it and how do we keep track? (Sarah777 (talk) 22:50, 23 December 2007 (UTC))

I just looked through your talk page contributions and chose a few assessments made on 10 and 12 December. They all appear in the appropriate categories and they also all appear in the assessment log for the appropriate dates. Where are you expecting them to appear besides there? Am I missing something? ww2censor (talk) 23:01, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
One of us is confused! - probably me. Where can you see a summary of the IrlProj 'template' pages? Can't find it myself....- Sarah777 (talk) 23:27, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
You will find all your assessment contributions in the sub-categories of this page. Hope that is what you want. ww2censor (talk) 00:18, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks - I have finally spotted them. Happy Christmas! - Sarah777 (talk) 20:02, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
Cool. Are those some Wikila' sheep on your Christmas card? Have a good one. Cheers ww2censor (talk) 22:33, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

RfA and FP

WOW! I didn't think that was going to happen - the Ireland Portal, I mean, the RfA was sewn up from the start! Thank for your help on both. The RfA doesn't get me down too much, I made it on a whim and I don't see admin tools as being a big deal. In fact, "losing" the portal would have been a worse ...

No idea of the through-flow. Do you think that it would be possible to get stats like that for Portal pages - there is a great distinction between them and articles. I can understand not revealing the numbers on articles, but portal would be quite worth while to know e.g. how often do I need to update? are there extra busy times of the year? Who is looking at the portal (unregistered, newly registered, the same people, long-timers).

If you'd be will to help, I'd like to go and ask that these be revealed. It's basic site maintenance type stuff and maintaining the portal is more web master stuff than anything else on WP. I think there's a good case to be put. --sony-youthpléigh 17:09, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

BHGbot tagging

Please can you cast your expert eye over BHGbot's next job? See Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ireland/Assessment#BHGbot_tagging_begins. Thanks! --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 16:06, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

And another one: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ireland/Assessment#BHGbot_stub_tagging. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 16:00, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Notification of image deletion

I happened across three images you tagged for deletion and posted notices to an uploader here. There has been some discussion about image deletion notification on the non-free content page and while Betacommandbot does notify the talk page of the article where an image is currently being used, you don't appear to do this. The advantage being that editors who have such a page on their watchlist may be able to fix the fair-use rationale and so avoid deletion, especially in cases where the original uploading editor is no longer active. This seems to be the case with Jtdirl and for many older uploaded images where the fair-use rationale is an issue. I have often noticed that an image was no longer available on an article page only AFTER it was already gone and only when someone marked the image on the article page as now deleted either by commenting it out or deleting the reference to it. Perhaps you would consider leaving an article talk page notification in future as this might facilitate the rescuing of many images that may otherwise go unnoticed. Obviously not knowing what an image was makes it difficult for any interested editor to decide if it might have been worth while saving by writing or fixing the fair-use rationale or been better to attempt to find a suitable replacement. I reply where I first post). Thanks ww2censor (talk) 14:55, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Actually now I dig a little deeper it appears that you tag the image for deletion right on the article page. If you do that every time, it is another great way to get some attention especially when the uploading editor is not active. If it is an occasional thing I would suggest doing it every time in future. Cheers and thanks ww2censor (talk) 15:07, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
I use Twinkle, which should do that every time, yes. —Remember the dot (talk) 18:16, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Ireland article

Ww, I saw your comments on my sudden "change of mind" on the ridiculous sectarian addition to this article. Not surprised you were puzzled; I was being a bit WP:POINTY on an unrelated matter. Have resumed taking the tablets and am now slowly improving! Regards Sarah777 (talk) 13:04, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Actually you just brightened my morning with a smile with your comment. While you may sometimes be hot-headed I just try to avoid controversial topics mainly because I have little interest in them unlike some of your interests but Ireland yesterday was too much even for me to ignore and let someone else deal with. Anyway, as we say, cool head loose trousers!. Cheers ww2censor (talk) 16:24, 30 December 2007 (UTC)


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George Moore

It seems User:Ceoil is back. I suggest you contact him about whether he is able to help.--Peter Andersen (talk) 20:16, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

I saw that at work and will contact later today. Cheers ww2censor (talk) 21:33, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
Hi Ww2censor, did you see George Moore was kept? Dr Kiernan stepped in at the last moment, and did a lot of tidying up. The article still needs a lot of work, it passed, but barely. I found it very hard to find sources for this, most of what I found was indirect, ie mentions of him in other biographies. Anyway, I'll get back to this...god knows when. Thanks for sticking with it. Best Ceoil (talk) 09:31, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Of course. I have the page watchlisted, and if I find anything I'll add it in. Best of luck! Ceoil (talk) 15:33, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Wall Box

My Wall box page features a lot of Irish material, but it needs your attention to sort it out correctly. I expect you have some better images too. Mine are rather limited. Can you help?Kitmaster (talk) 16:15, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

2008 California Arctic Storm

This article is not a db-repost; there can hardly have been an AFD closed as delete in the 1 day since the storm began. Christopher Parham (talk) 06:42, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Maybe repost is not the correct word but how can this article have been created at 1:49 and then created again at 2:09 according to the editor's page at this time unless it was reposted again after deletion. Of course this record will disappear if the article is deleted. True that there cannot have been a AFD in that short a time, so perhaps a different tag is needed but that looks like a repost to me. ww2censor (talk) 06:48, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
Those are two different article titles (one spelled incorrectly and since redirected). Also note that without an AFD an article is never a repost for the purposes of speedy deletion. Christopher Parham (talk) 06:52, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
Well spotted, thanks for that. I'm doing RC patrol when I should have been in bed about 2 hours ago. Cheers ww2censor (talk) 06:55, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Blacworks

I want to clarify that it is not my intention to use Wikipedia as a soapbox to push my company. I was attempting to make an entry based on facts only and was never going to use it to advertise or make solicitations. Blacwiki (talk) 01:07, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Random element

Thanks, Ww2. I'll take a look to see if I can figure it, but if you think that there is any bit that needs explaining in particular then please let me know. --sony-youthpléigh 15:17, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

I added a random component - a series on cities in Ireland. Thanks for the help and advice. --sony-youthpléigh 14:31, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Unreferenced History

Ww - take a look at what I've done to 1349 in Ireland! Events are being taken out of the "Annals of Ulster" but the generalised refs makes checking impossible. Being BOLD I am suggesting that we insist on in-line refs unless there is a link to a Wiki article which contains the information. Otherwise we'll have all sorts of junk and fiction listed and spotting hoaxes will be near impossible without time-consuming research. Sarah777 (talk) 17:23, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

At first I though you had added lots of details to this page but then, after looking at the history, I see what you have actually done with the citation tags. Well, the question will be whether these year pages should have references or do we accept the info as taken from the main article in which it is mentioned, so long as it is referenced there, which it may not be. Much of this historical type data seems to have been written back in the day before references were a big deal like they are now, so much data is not referenced in the main article either. You make a good point that a load of garbage might be added if there are no references so perhaps we need to insist on them and even place a notice on each page indicating that unreferenced additions will be deleted. This topic might be better discussed elsewhere in more detail, maybe on the Irish Wikipedian's notice board would be best. See you there. Cheers ww2censor (talk) 17:50, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of 1248 in Ireland

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Portal:Philately

I see you are working on the portal and have to tell you that you're doing a great job. If you need any help just ask. Bewareofdog (talk) 00:12, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

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Rowan Gillespie

Hi there Ww2censor

I just noticed you replaced an 'article needs refs' tag on the Rowan Gillespie page ....thought I'd done what was required to remove the tag by adding a Refs section and citing references? Can you explain what you mean by 'its still unsourced'...? i've used the latest published biog of the artist to back up the text and verifiable weblinks Pamela Gardiner (talk) 19:21, 20 January 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pamela Gardiner (talkcontribs) 18:31, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Snap!

Also, I've left messages for you on my page re Pamela above - you are slow tonight!Sarah777 (talk) 02:02, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Indeed, but we have visitors from France here, so little work being done. I will get to it soon. ww2censor (talk) 05:05, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

I agree the refs are a bit messy, italics here, no page there....I'm a beginner! Thanks for removing the tag, I will try to tidy them up. All tips welcome Pamela Gardiner (talk) 12:12, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Hi, I've done what I know how to do on the Refs, check it out! I'm not sure how to do that =name thing? ...so that the refs to the same book, dont need a full citation?.... Perhaps if you get a minute, you'd like to demonstrate? ..I'm a quick learner you wont have to do it twice!Pamela Gardiner (talk) 18:15, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Hope you like my mini gallery! I know its too small....but dont delete it yet, I'm waiting for a reply from the man himself for more photo's....hang fire!Pamela Gardiner (talk) 23:46, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

thanks for sorting out my first attempt at refs!...I had no idea how to do that Source thing..Cheers! Pamela Gardiner (talk) 17:46, 24 January 2008 (UTC) 17:44, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
No problems. I did point you towards the citation templates but now you see how to do it yourself. ww2censor (talk) 19:16, 24 January 2008 (UTC)


Good to see you good folk gettin' along just fine! Sarah777 (talk) 22:12, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
amused! i like your style sarah. i've added a new section on Proclamation...I know it needs refs for Parnell and George Bernard Shaw etc!! will get back to it asap, going to crash with a bottle of vino now though. Received unofficial permission for half a dozen pics for gallery from artist, waiting for his answer to 'wiki permissions free license template'...watch this space! Pamela Gardiner (talk) 23:37, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
Make sure that you get a suitable copyright licence. A license just for use on the English Wikipedia is not good enough. Check out these images licences and try to get a suitable free non-restrictive license, such as, {{PD-release}}, {{GFDL}}, or {{cc-by-sa-3.0}} license from the copyright holder - others may have limitations which restrict its use. Cheers ww2censor (talk) 23:59, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
ermmm....i havent seen these licenses...i used the 'beginners guide' to uploading and i sent 'the creative commons 'attribution license' 3.0 because I was asked if he would be 'attributed'..? is that ok?? ..i hope so ..coz I dont think Rowan's 'PA' (who guards him very fiercely) will take too kindly to me changing my tack on the license front..and if I send her another email, she'll probably just delete me as SPAM!91.109.145.194 (talk) 08:22, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
Mission accomplished!! two more pics that wont upload, one of Yeats and one of Joyce...think its the colour...back tomorrow!Pamela Gardiner (talk) 22:57, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

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Thanks for cleaning up USPS page

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Another FAR

I noticed you noticed Geography of Ireland is at FAC. I'll (and I realise my word is not reliable to you at the moment!!) would be willing to take this on, but I need help. Can you russel up a few other countrymen/women, I suspect the likes of Sarah777 and Guliolopez would be well versed in this area, but I don't know them well enough to ask. Best Ceoil (talk) 10:49, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

You wrote and I realise my word is not reliable to you at the moment!! lol!!! We all have other things to do.
I already asked here, here, here, here and here but the silence is virtually deafening, except for Sarah's comments. I will ask Guliolopez but I am sure he has seen my plea already. I am already working on it and am trying to find some book sources online but they don't seem to exist and I don't have anything here to refer to, so I am left with regular online sources only. Cheers ww2censor (talk) 17:40, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Copyediting

Hello -

I looked at the two articles because Tirkfl asked me. I'm not a philatelist at all. Tirkfl and I have been acting somewhat as partners lately regarding translating, so you may see my name in some edit histories of his articles, but that is the extent of my participation.

You needn't watch my talk page or respond, but I figured I'd let you know.

By the way, I'm American, so feel free to fix up any Yank-isms that creep into the articles.

Danke. Scbarry (talk) 19:27, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

I was just thinking...

...that if only I had my geography book from fifth class, I could provide a reference for the statement "Ireland's climate is temperate". FlowerpotmaN·(t) 00:33, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Well, you could try Met Eireann! Sarah777 (talk) 00:58, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
I did :O); they didn't. FlowerpotmaN·(t) 00:59, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Eeep. I didn't see that was a link. I tried a Google search on the Met Eireann site using temperate, and I didn't find that page. FlowerpotmaN·(t) 01:00, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Google schmoogle! You gotta know where to look!Face-grin.svgSarah777 (talk) 01:16, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
I did not get around to looking for a ref for that yet. I wish some geology types would step in a help out. ww2censor (talk) 03:29, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Geography of Ireland

Thanks for improving the references I added to the article. If I mess up anything, feel free to revert my edits. Bláthnaid 19:41, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Joint issue

Dear Ww2censor, goodmorning! I'm not sure what motivated you to delete my Greece entry, but anyways I'm glad you reinstated it. I believe the addition in the Australian section with the Greek Joint issue should also be reinstated since the discussion in the Joint Issue page seems to support listing all joint issues under each country. Lastly, I believe that since we are talking about stamps, some effort should be made to at least include links to the images of the stamps if not include the actual stamp images on the page itself. Aliverdos (talk) 05:59, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Israel and Palestine

Hi. What's the problem with the article. As a matter of courtesy, perhaps you could discuss this with me? Pls reply to my Talk. Thanks. HG | Talk 16:24, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your reasonable tone and note. Let's continue on article Talk, where I posed a naming question to you.thanks, HG | Talk 21:46, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Hi again. Thanks for all your help and knowledge of style, image, ref, etc. Question -- I found a site (Sol Singer Collection) with some stamp images. On commons, the category now says that Israel govt allows free use without restriction of images of its stamps. (I checked the Hebrew myself.) So, can I copy and upload the images I find on various sites? Thanks. pls reply to my talk. be well, HG | Talk 21:38, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

PS I'd like to nom a DYK for the Israel article, any suggestions for the hook? Thanks. HG | Talk 21:40, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
Hey, you didn't tell me you submitted the DYK. ;-( ...HG | Talk 09:20, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Anyway, thanks for help with the image copyright stuff. Do you think you could add an Israel entry to Commons:Stamps/Public domain and/or create a template to make it easier for folks to upload Israel stamps? Thanks muchly, HG | Talk 09:20, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Hi. I put in some local and transition info that I think fits well with the Israel & Palestine article. Any chance you're thinking there might be a role for an overview? Maybe you'd like it to have a name that doesn't fit the country-specific articles? It covers the EEF, Mandate, Jordan/Egypt, Israel and PNA, plus the JNF, Safed and other ad hoc local postal history? I see that we might lose both DYKs, which isn't the end of the world, though I have put alot of effort into this thing. Thanks for your consideration. (I also put info on the article talk about the overview.) HG | Talk 17:51, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Israeli postal history

Updated DYK query On 10 February, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Postage stamps and postal history of Israel, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Daniel Case (talk) 10:20, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

  • Mazel tov and thanks for your fine work on this! HG | Talk 11:38, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Year in Northern Ireland

Hi w2c, if you have a mo, I'd welcome your comments on my doodles at User talk:Sarah777#Years_in_Norrn_Iron (about a template). --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 00:01, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Great saves (from Marskell)

George Piro is the FBI agent who interrogated Saddam Hussein

1. I was the person who created this very important page... Why am I not listed as the creator?

Because the original article, that I presume you are referring to was deleted, twice, as you can see from the page log.

2. I ask for help in clean up, and whoever did it, Thanks.

You can see every edit that was made by looking at the revision history of the article.

3. I used no copirighted pictures or any pictures at all...

Too bad.

4. I would appreciate a courteous response and fix to the above.

You got it, but what do you want fixed?

5. George Piro is the FBI agent who interrogated Saddam Hussein and appeareed on 60 minutes. That makes him notable. No need for speedy deletion.

The reason the page you created was deleted was because it was copyright information, not because he was not notable. You cannot just copy and paste copyright text from another website. Wikipedia does not allow it.

Thank you, Worldedixor (talk) 15:22, 13 February 2008 (UTC)


I find those "quick" to delete offensive... You or whomever "quickly" deleted the article, could have just removed or reworded the text leaving a place holder for someone who care to add unique content... or just done clean up that I SPECIFICALLY asked for... Now, instead of my getting the credit for creating the article, someone else did... I have not posted on Wikipedia for a looooooooooooooooooong time and I let VERY important unique information go UNADDED to Weikpedia because I do not want to deal with the antics that some of you pull here... You comments "Too bad!" was unnecessarily antagonistic... Anyway, it is Wikipedia's loss... I am out of here... enjoy your ego trip!... Worldedixor (talk) 02:53, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

New article

... or maybe a stub? Started Mobile post office, partly by scouting around WP and a little new info. I've made an imperfect effort at improving my work on refs. Would welcome your input and anyway, fyi. Take care, HG | Talk 03:50, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Template:WikiProject Ireland tweaked

See Wikipedia talk:WikiProject_Ireland/Assessment#Importance.3DNA_now_has_a_different_effect. This brings the behaviour of the importance=NA paramter into line with that of other wikiproject templates, but it will affect the statistics.

I hope that my explanation at my explanation on the assessment talkpage clarifies the effect and the reasons I did it. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 16:54, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Official mail

Updated DYK query On 17 February, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Official mail, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--BorgQueen (talk) 16:35, 17 February 2008 (UTC)


postal history

The portal seemed to clash with the text (I'm on a different computer now, and it looks okay, but I imagine that a lot of computers could be the same). I just wouldn't have the white space there. Ultimately I don't really mind though! I was just enjoying the article, and changed it because it was out of accord with basic style norms. Do as you please! Wikidea 23:42, 21 February 2008 (UTC)


My comments about Gay Bryne were not VANDALISM!!!! I'm from Boston and remember watching him on People are Talking. Please get your facts straight before calling additions VANDALISM. If I am short of proof that's another issue. sgwalker@btopenworld.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.157.124.219 (talk) 07:54, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Some questions

Hello! At the moment I have a lot of spare time and I am translating the article de:Briefmarkenbogen. But there are some terms, of which I don't know the English word. I was looking at that page for some words, but did not found all of them. I am missing especially the words "Schalterbogen" and "Kehrdruck". Please can you tell me the English equivalents? Kind regards, — Tirkfltalk 12:46, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

While I don't know the terms myself, I assume Kehrdruck is tete-beche so look at de:Tete-beche. It seems like the German Tete-beche should be renamed Kehrdruck and the lead edited a little. I have no idea what Schalterbogen is so perhaps you can describe what it is. I could not understand the German article but I found this page which translates it as counter sheet. I don't know the term nor have ever used it in 25 years of collecting. Perhaps it is only used in other languages and not in English. The only thing I can find is a suggestion that Schalterbogen is the pane (sheet) of stamps as sold by the post office, rather than the sheet as printed. It seems that many stamp collectors use the term sheet for the sheets sold when these are really panes; a sheet of stamps is the full sheet of paper as printed on the printing press before being cut into panes for sale. ww2censor 14:46, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for the quick reply! I was not sure, if the term tête-bêche is used in English too (I thought it's only used in French). I think counter sheet would fit well. Thank you for providing the link to the philatelic dictionary too! The German article describes the difference between the printed sheet and the counter sheet very well; the two terms are often mistaken. — Tirkfltalk 14:57, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
No problem, just in for a few minutes. Yes indeed, tête-bêche is used by English speaking stamp collectors. Cheers. ww2censor 15:00, 22 February 2008 (UTC)