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The Signpost
28 October 2018



The feast of the gods at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis.jpg

Precious again[edit]

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Thank you, mysterious user with an unspeakable name and a clean user page, for using your knives of language for quality copyediting of articles such as Weimar and Feminine beauty ideal, for introducing art and good stories, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:24, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 893rd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:20, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were recipient no. 893 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:41, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Four years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:03, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Today's Signpost[edit]

Checking the history of the Featured Content page, I see all the really good stuff is yours. It's not just that you have a flare for language ... you focus on the actually interesting and important stuff. Well done. - Dank (push to talk) 11:47, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks very much! I'm blushing now… Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 17:24, 11 July 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for your interesting description of Elliott Fitch Shepard on the Signpost! I did want to point out, however, that the Fifth Avenue Stage Company was a stagecoach business. Shepard didn't want stagecoaches running on Fifth Ave on Sundays (presumably especially because his house was on Fifth Ave).--ɱ (talk · vbm) 15:31, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Ha! Thanks for that. I assumed too much! It did seem a bit odd, though, to have a company specialising in stage machinery operation! Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 17:23, 11 July 2015 (UTC)


Hi Xanthomelanoussprog, Thank you for looking into this.

About Dina- Dina received her MFA in illustration, but she has worked for the past several years at an art jewelry gallery. Her work there was a crash course in art jewelry, and she eventually was hired by AJF for certain writings (usually donation requests and things of that nature). Most of the actual content AJF publishes is written by art historians, curators, professors, and makers. Art jewelry (or jewellery for the europeans) certainly is an incredibly small field that has clung to analog ways for far too long (probably due in part because EVERYTHING about our field is so physical). Personally, as someone who was trained both as a metalsmith and art historian, I am acutely aware of the problems that our field now faces. I am personally invested in helping digitize the field in order to help preserve it for the future. I started with AJF because I felt like they had one of the strongest cases; they are an incredibly respected and influential non profit in our field. The content they publish both online and in print only has a few competitors (friends?), mainly Metalsmith Magazine, American Crafts, and Current Obsession. As someone who teaches both metalsmithing studio classes and design history at a University level, I know how important these publications are to not only myself, but to my students education. AJF publications are widely used in academia. I am starting to become really frustrated that there is such a gap between what we as a field know, and what I can prove to Wikipedia..... Clarefinin (talk) 22:10, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

It's not that small a field! A local auction house here managed to sell two brooches (or, for the Americans, pins) Face-smile.svg for $58,000 each (including commission). The designer of the brooches has their own featured article, but not an article on their jewellery. Hint. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 08:19, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Wood in Beer[edit]

Hi are you sure about this? It doesn't seem to be in the article. ϢereSpielChequers 20:31, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Step 6 on the Budweiser site's explanation of the brewing process; unfermented wort is added to the brew for an extra fermentation to carbonate it, and then it's aged on beechwood chips for 21 days to "mature the flavor of the beer". So ostensibly a bit like storing red wine in oak barrels, to add an oaky flavor note. Mmm… beechwood Face-smile.svg Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 20:53, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
OK so the ingredients include rice and a trace of wood, but where I come from if you say something is made from x and y you expect that those will be the principal if not sole ingredients. "Ingredients included rice and wood" would be true and probably have the quirkiness the signpost is presumably looking for. Equally with the prizes, there may well be a case of bud in addition to $198,000 but the money is the more important bit, the case of bud doesn't seem to be in the article. ϢereSpielChequers 21:14, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
$198,550. I should have put that figure in, as the precision of it tickled me. As the race is "designed to promote Busch Beer" there's probably quite a few cases involved! I had a bottle a couple of days back, sweet with a hint of honey. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 21:46, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, I got confused[edit]

Osias Beert - Oysters 1610.jpg
Huitres Cancale.jpg
John Singer Sargent - Fishing for Oysters at Cancale - Google Art Project.jpg

I think I took the featured list, but that is your part, or? You want me to do the PF's no? Layout is done, anyway. I put back the book cover because I think that is free media. Hafspajen (talk) 19:04, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Do anything you want.Face-smile.svg What I would like to do is to do something more on the Capon chapel and also Simpson, but I'll need to do some thinking. I can't think of anything to say about Goya's goat. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 19:10, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
That goat is difficult, no? How about something like: Goya was a peculiar artist who in his paintings mocked the clerical institutions and ridiculed the stereotypes of witches and their grotesque side of their festivities and ceremonies. He used grotesque figures that he made to look even more with the use of the lose brushwork, the grotesque faces provides a scary, frenzied, atmosphere to his pictures. Or something like that.... --Hafspajen (talk) 19:18, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Replace 2X grotesque with something else, I guess. Hafspajen (talk) 19:23, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Feel free to use that sentence. Ower to you, otherwise we editconflict. Hafspajen (talk) 20:13, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Ower to you now- I tried editing some of that stuff what looks like English but isn't, but I had to give up. I wonder if the guy had a stroke? Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 20:59, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Huh? You may look at MY English too, please. Hafspajen (talk) 21:55, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I wonder about the sentence: "Ariadne auf Naxos is a short opera about a short opera called Ariadne auf Naxos." and "in day of a spring equinox power of eternally fighting bull (personifying the Earth), and a lion (personifying the Sun), are equal" ... dunno what to do with it. Maybe somehing has to be done with them. Hafspajen (talk) 22:54, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
  • And it's a bit boring, too, now when Fjodor and his falconery book is gone. Don't feel like joking much, can you make things a bit brighter? Hafspajen (talk) 11:59, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Well, ower to you now- ... Hafspajen (talk) 14:12, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I am flumoxed over the bit: "in day of a spring equinox power of eternally fighting bull (personifying the Earth), and a lion (personifying the Sun), are equal" . I don't know what to do with it because I don't understand it. Hafspajen (talk) 22:11, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Every tombstone needs an epitaph. Let that stand as a memorial to the star-pilot. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 23:59, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
OPS, "Ariadne auf Naxos is a short opera about a short opera called Ariadne auf Naxos" ... it is indeed, sorry, Xanty, that's correct actually. Put that back. Hafspajen (talk) 10:49, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
I went chasing for who was the richest man in Vienna. Ended up with the richest man in Vienna, West Virginia. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 20:17, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Hm, no facy new/years/eve concerts, flashy coffehouses and Dobostorte? Hafspajen (talk) 21:44, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
Do you know where is that automated sript of Resident Mario ? I made the layout in the old style, to win time, but I wouldn't mind if the users who nominated were added by that script.
Fixed. Ower to you now- Hafspajen (talk) 15:19, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
Ower to you now-Hafspajen (talk) 13:54, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • About Jeves..."As you wish sir" to Bertie, but behind the mask he is pulling the strings, most often succeeding to put poor Bertie in an even bigger mess, thanks to his sightly sinister machinations, than Bertie originally got himself into.
I know what the article' say, but actually Jeves is quite often gets Bertie quite in a mess, while he is so called solving the trouble .... And Jeves is rather rude, in fact. Dunno if you noticed, but he gets him in quite a bit of troube. Bertie he often loses out on Jeves sightly sinister machinations, like he has to pay a lot, and is generally is getting quite in a bit of trouble before things are fixed and such.
Everybody is sooo impressed by Jeves, but if you read the stories, (I suppose you did, I guess) then you notice that he is rather mean, and rather unreliable. Hafspajen (talk) 12:35, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
Okay, changed it. I watched the series but haven't read the books (same as Mapp and Lucia). I rescued someone's journal yesterday from a junk market; he was a student 1953-1955 at Queen's College, Cambridge. He was somewhat dense, and the diary reads like a modern-day Charles Pooter- it's pretty funny. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 12:49, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
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Now, that's a big mistake. not rescuing someone's journal yesterday from a junk market; that sounds clearly fun, but not READING Woodhouse The books are ten times as funny!!! Hafspajen (talk) 12:54, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
"I paid my first visit to the undergraduate cinema, the Rex, this evening. In its favour is ample cycle accommodation: against it are the excessive familiarity of the staff and the fact that it is a very long way from my digs- especially in the evening!" Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 13:02, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
"I had tea with Mike Collett and an utterly dreadful girl from Newnham called Bridgett. How anyone like her could ever get into Cambridge is quite beyond me, for she is common, loud and vulgar," Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 13:11, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • The Daily Mail is a reactionary rag; the same company also publish the Metro and several local newspapers which have a more liberal stance. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 14:34, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Gosh. Hafspajen (talk) 15:07, 26 July 2015 (UTC)


White but dirty minischnauzer puppy.jpg Dito
..,,lö.äo-xcrtufgbuyvhp.åöäe-zxrcetfburymio,yp.å-erfm5t6yu7u8ic9o0lh. hpö5fag6hf7uj8fikony. (try every 5 letter)Hafspajen (talk) 00:39, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
Gosh! mad. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 05:24, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
Hohoho.Hafspajen (talk) 09:32, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
The Port of Saint-Tropez
The Port of Rotterdam
  • It's damn difficult to scan a pointilist painting... there is no stabile surface, it's all weird. Hafspajen (talk) 01:01, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

This is the new content. at Wp:Go. Hafspajen (talk) 19:29, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

I don't want to edit conflict Resident Mario again, so I will make now a setup to work on at least with the layout. Fixed the layout. User:Hafspajen/ Preliminary Signpost to work on, in the main while. Hafspajen (talk) 22:34, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Good! Will make some edits later. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 15:15, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
Working sketch of the mastodon rembrandt peale.jpg
  • Didn't you know that Cosimo I de' Medici came from an other ranch ? Plenty of ranches in Italy those times (OK THIS IS A JOKE): Do you LIKE this colour? Hafspajen (talk) 14:29, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
  • S'okay. I got a bottle of Majorelle blue from Morocco. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 18:37, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

…and a mystery. What is "Majorelle blue"? Majorelle is supposed to have discovered the colour in Moroccan tiles and wall-washes, so it may be a locally-produced pigment. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 21:07, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Over to you + revert page vandalism. Hafspajen (talk) 14:58, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Siesta time :) Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 15:00, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Öh, I need you when you are ready.Hafspajen (talk) 15:26, 3 August 2015 (UTC)


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  • Over to you, not sure if I will be able to more on this one. Hafspajen (talk) 13:26, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Okay Thanks. Can't do anything at moment, but this evening will have a crack. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 14:16, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
The sign of the constience: Gamaliel have mentioned you for 20 minutes ago at the Newsroom. Well, I try to put the last FPss in shape, and maybe take that art article as well, and the zaza, but I really need someone to check grammar, spelling and so. Hafspajen (talk) 16:46, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
Nil desperandum. I'll be on the case in about 3 hours. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 19:05, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Whatch out for grammar.Hafspajen (talk) 22:27, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Well, that was a lame joke. The galaxy flue. We would need some more jokes...Hafspajen (talk) 23:02, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
  •  ? Hafspajen (talk) 20:57, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Been out all day, done a bit, will do some more tomorrow, too tired at moment. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 22:18, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Very good, Xanty. Shearing the rams by the Australian artist Tom Roberts (1856 – 1931) is one of the continent's "most well known and loved paintings". Hafspajen (talk) 14:36, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
  • The smiling "tar boy' - should it have 1 or 2 ' of theses?'Hafspajen (talk) 22:57, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
  • You have spotted it with your gimlet eye! I put two. I see Tony got tired of removing the links halfway down the page. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 06:41, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Is there some rule for linking? Just asking, because I don't want to make it wrong from the beginning. Tony removed some links, and later Gamaliel put some of the same ones back. It would be good to know what is the right thing to do, so we can adjust. Hafspajen (talk) 12:34, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
  • I don't know. Personally I wouldn't link years, and things/concepts etc. that should be commonly known. Some links are useful though. I suppose we could make some rules. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 14:38, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
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I didn't realize I'd done that. Oops. Tony1 and I have different philosophies of linking, that's all. I wouldn't worry about it, the links are not particularly important. We're all more concerned about getting the prose right. Gamaliel (talk) 14:44, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
OK. Hafspajen (talk) 14:48, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Ok, the script is on, moving back everything now. Hafspajen (talk) 21:00, 22 August 2015 (UTC)


Henry V:[edit]

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Xanty, you lost this article, Henry Voordecker. I put this out in mainspace for you. we were about to co-nom to, remember? Hafspajen (talk) 14:50, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Aha! Will have a look later (being forced to do my work now) Face-smile.svg Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 15:09, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Heh, it got tagged, even if it had increation on it. Some guys just try to much. Hafspajen (talk) 21:16, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Hi Hafs! I can't say I like writing about lists, but I used to enjoy reading them when I was a kid.Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 21:39, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject TAFI[edit]

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Hello, Xanthomelanoussprog. You're invited to join WikiProject Today's articles for improvement, a project dedicated to significantly improving articles with collaborative editing in a week's time.

Feel free to nominate an article for improvement at the project's Article nomination board. If interested in joining, please add your name to the list of members. Thanks for your consideration. North America1000 09:22, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Sand Point[edit]

Thanks for your comment re Sand Point and Middle Hope. There was certainly development at Birnbeck Pier and testing in the bay and Brean Down but I've not seen any sources on this for Sand Point - have you got any references we can cite for this?— Rod talk 12:23, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

I think it's The Secret War 1939 - 1945 by Gerald Pawle. Just checked on Google maps and there's a photo of the base (with a Russian caption!)- seems to have expanded a bit. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 14:31, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Intriguing - I'm not seeing this on google maps or images.— Rod talk 15:26, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Hope this link works photo here Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 15:46, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks - Thats St Thomas's Head not Sand Point - which was why I was missing it. Also means I've found some sources: here and here, but the only one which might be RS is this book. I have walked past the site and wondered what was behind the wire.— Rod talk 15:57, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Another good source ST THOMAS HEAD WEAPONS TESTING SITE.— Rod talk 16:00, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! So the "bouncing bomb" seems to be something called a "Brennan torpedo" and it's not a listening station for Soviet submarines! I've got a few one-inch maps of the area- I scanned one in last night but unfortunately it had some ink stains so I'm going to scan another in (3rd editions from the 1900s). Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 08:09, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
Is the map similar to this? They are all available from Somerset archives maps.— Rod talk 10:23, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

───────────────────────── The ones I have are the coloured one-inch 3rd series so on a smaller scale. The archive maps look as if they've been scanned from poor-quality photostats- the centre of Weston is quite a mess! I think the originals would have been engraved on copper sheets and transferred to steel plates for printing. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 11:14, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

  • I've scanned a map, but not had much time to do anything- I'll upload it soon as. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 09:51, 3 September 2015 (UTC)


Okay, here's what I've done, in case you need to do this in future. It took 20 minutes, and only needed the bot's laid content to make work.

  • Copy list into Notepad. Search replace "* <b>[[:" for nothing.
  • Search replace "]]</b>" for "<br />"
  • Add "<gallery mode=packed heights=225px>" at the top, and "</gallery>" at the bottom
  • Put into FP section after "Twenty-one featured pictures were promoted this week." There should be nothing else besides this in the FP section.
  • Save.
  • Have a copy of the gallery to look at open as you do the editing in the next step.
  • The captions are the name of the nomination. THEY WILL NEED CLEANED UP, THIS WILL NOT TAKE LONG, BUT IS NOT OPTIONAL. Replace all captions of the form "Obvious filename.jpg" with an appropriate caption. Sometimes just removing ".jpg" and a few other words will get a decent caption, other times you'll have to check by clicking on the image.
  • Add links to all captions, usually just by putting brackets around appropriate phrases. Don't worry - you can fix any redlinks later
  • Add any necessary italics to captions.
  • Save, review gallery once more. Fix any redlinks.
Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:27, 4 September 2015 (UTC)


Hi, since it looks like the regulars aren't available this week, I was asked to do FC. I hope you don't mind if I experiment a little in this one edition. Thanks and looking forward to your return. Tony (talk) 12:29, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi Tony, that's great! I've just done some of the pics- you might want to revise the captions a bit. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 12:32, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

CDDG Page[edit]

Please check the references about our organization below. I can add them if you can please help me retain my page and then I will surely add references to all the projects in the table. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wissamraji (talkcontribs) 09:40, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Okay- I'm busy at the minute (work :( ) but I'll have a look this evening. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 09:48, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

CDDG Page regarding Neutrality and Deletion[edit]


I have made sure to cite almost every single line on the page of CDDG. Can you please let me know what is the process required to remove the mark for deletion note and the dispute of neutrality. Your help is greatly appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wissamraji (talkcontribs) 07:41, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi Wissamraji. The deletion review hasn't been closed yet (it has to be closed by an administrator) so the note shouldn't be removed. The disputed neutrality notice is perhaps due to you being seen as connected with the CDDG- i.e. you will have a conflict of interest between serving the interests of the organisation and writing an article about them on Wikipedia. The article is then seen as promotion or advertising. Also bear in mind that the article should be explanatory- you've listed various projects, but the CDDG members are not the ones funding the projects, or physically working on them (as far as I know). But explanatory using reliable secondary sources (what someone not a member of the organisation and who is a reliable narrator has written about the CDDG). I've posted on Drmies' page asking for other editors to give their input so hopefully you'll have some further opinions on the matter. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 08:01, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

CDDG Page[edit]

Dear Xanthomelanoussprog,

I read your comments with the other editor about our page and about our organization. Yes, we are a small organization with 21 members and not 12 and I am the president who is actively involved in the wikipedia page. I never mentioned in the table that we funded the projects but rather I am mentioning the funding sources. I believe Dremeis is taking the issue personally since my last edits on Samir Geagea page and how I challenged a sentence that is not true there. What more citations do anyone need for our projects. I am citing each and every project and using Google translate or any other translation program, one can easily see our involvement as technical assistance in the projects. we are an NGO that supports technical assistance of projects given by major donors. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wissamraji (talkcontribs) 12:50, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

  • Dear Wissam Raji

I apologise for the tone of my comments- the problem is not with your organisation but that all articles must be derived (in the main) from reliable secondary sources. Otherwise it would be easy for a commercial organisation or for an individual (such as a writer or artist) to use Wikipedia for their own promotion. For example Lebanese Forces had a section on its navy, which had a strong element of propaganda (I tried to rectify this). Drmies has to deal with a lot of these types of promotion, so he has a jaundiced view! I don't know about the Samir Geagea page- I have had a look at the source. It says "Asiri also praised Geagea for holding a news conference in which he defended statements by the Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah al-Sheikh, who said it was religiously legitimate to destroy churches in Kuwait because the Arab Peninsula should not see a "meeting of two religions.”" There's two parts to this: Asiri wrote a letter in which he praised Geagea for defending statements by the Mufti. Secondly the Mufti said it was religiously legitimate to destroy churches. It doesn't follow that Geagea defended that statement- it would be better to go to a report of the news conference. I can't see that the ambassador would include that in his letter. p.s. don't forget to "sign" your messages with four tildes "~". It will automatically generate a signature. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 15:38, 17 September 2015 (UTC)


Xanth, I hope it wasn't my shortening of an FA blurb last week that has caused you to take leave. We very much appreciate the flair you bring to FA, and I hope you're on your way back soon! Tony (talk) 05:36, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi Tony- no, it's "real life" catching up with me, generating lots of stress! I understand your shortening of the blurb, removing text that wasn't directly connected with the FA- sorry I was a bit snarky. Hopefully I'll be back- I need to improve my writing style as it was getting pretty choppy. All the best. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 14:24, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

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Signpost FC[edit]

Hi, Xanthomelanoussprog,
I don't know if you are still working on the Signpost article on Featured Content but this week's edition has just been posted, if you would like to help with some descriptions or resizing photos: Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2015-10-07/Featured content. Thanks for your help! Liz Read! Talk! 16:16, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Liz- I'll try and help out- got a lot of "RL" pressure at the moment which has soaked up a lot of time. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 17:14, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thanks for starting Ralph Hermann! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:31, 15 October 2015 (UTC)


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Time to launch this one, right? We were working enough on it, both. Sign it or they will not credit you... Armbrust is very severe on that point. Hafspajen (talk) 14:38, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

Added it in the cue. Can you come up with any better description but a dog and a pigeon...?Hafspajen (talk) 14:51, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
Tried but couldn't. It's difficult- random poultry, dogs, children, a washerwoman, a magpie in a cage… Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 14:58, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
That's fine. Added that too. Hafspajen (talk) 15:02, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
'How about: "An idyllic scenery is developing in front of our eyes in the picture, full of details, painted with precision and care. In front of the house there is poultry, dogs, children, a washerwoman, a magpie in a cage and doves in a dovecote, a young woman, a hunter. A cow in the stall. Change if you are not happy with it. Hafspajen (talk) 15:21, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
Looks kinda OK, no? Hafspajen (talk) 15:21, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Yes. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:50, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Yes, it is good. Sorry, been afflicted with the winter blues (and it's not even November). Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 19:50, 23 October 2015 (UTC)


I've always wondered how to pronounce Xanthomelanoussprog. Would that be Tigger, by any chance? Awien (talk) 18:13, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

I wish I was bouncy like Tigger Face-smile.svg I pronounce it Zantho etc etc but I never introduce myself in RL like that "You what, mate? You foreign or something?" Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 19:01, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Jagerswoning Rijksmuseum SK-A-1157.jpeg[edit]

Jagerswoning Rijksmuseum SK-A-1157.jpeg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Jagerswoning Rijksmuseum SK-A-1157.jpeg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:43, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Arthur Berry[edit]

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Are you going to continue butchering the Arthur Berry article? What pray is the point of your massive deletions? Peter morrell 10:53, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

It's an unreadable wall of text, with too many quotes, and is not encyclopedic in its tone. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 12:44, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

CVS Business Rates[edit]

Hi, you have nominated the above page for speedy deletion. CVS is the largest business rates company in the UK with over 200 people and a client list including the likes of Aston Martin and Costa Coffee. I believe it's relevant to wikipedia and want to ensure that it stays. What advice or help can you give to help me achieve this?

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sirdreamer (talkcontribs) 14:22, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, you just need to quote from reliable secondary sources (even one will do- an industry newsletter or periodical, and not something published by your company) with a reference. You will have a problem with Conflict of interest though if you are working for or with the company. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 15:57, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for helping me. I will do some searching now. I'm not affiliated with the company. I'm just interested in wikipedia and want to start make some additions. I have seen the company on the news and currently business rates is a big thing in the UK. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sirdreamer (talkcontribs) 10:54, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Good luck! Don't forget to sign your posts with four tildes (~)- else a bot comes along and signs them for you.Face-smile.svg If you need any help, just ask. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 11:40, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your help. Does this article meet the guidelines of being a reliable secondary source? Sirdreamer (talk) 14:09, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Doesn't look too bad- although I suspect the source of the information is a press release from CVS. On the other hand, the info's going to be accurate- however the bit about "new research from CVS" regarding delays in processing business rates appeals costing hotels £13 million might be a guesstimate on the part of the company- according to Hotel Magazine there's 45,000 hotels in Britain- I doubt CVS contacted them all! Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 17:37, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi, it does look like a press release and I agree with your reservations about the research! I will keep looking for an article. I have found a resource which I think would be perfect but it's part of an online magazine so doesn't have a direct URL. Would this suffice? Sirdreamer (talk) 10:39, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
You mean the magazine is a PDF? In the end (and this is off the top of my head as it were!) it's just a matter of helping the reader to find the original source- thus "it came from such-and-such magazine, issue XX, page YY. Try the various citation templates, which are in a drop-down menu at the top of the editing window- you have a sandbox which can be used for experimenting. I can't see a problem myself with using CVS press releases, as it's probably not an area where there's going to be a lot written about the subject by third parties. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 11:07, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi, I will add the above citation is as a reference. Will you see my resubmission? Thanks Sirdreamer (talk) 13:17, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
Had a brief look- will look again tonight. The firm not only does business rates but also assists in negotiating lease terms for occupiers of commercial premises and reduction in dilapidations liability. Thing is, their actual operations will be covered by commercial confidentiality- they give a figure of £600 million saved by their clients, but there won't be a breakdown of that figure into where the savings were made. (Hope that makes sense!). Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:00, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
Striking that out- found some case studies. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:04, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks that would be most helpful. I went to add the citation, but the page has now been deleted. I still have a version in my drafts. Should I edit that one? Sirdreamer (talk) 16:47, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Another potential link here - Sirdreamer (talk) 17:03, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

That link is a bit too promotional ("ProCook accountant Tom Owen said: "We pride ourselves on providing the best possible priced products to our customers. That's why we instructed CVS to see if they could reduce our rates bills, to ensure our customers would not suffer with inflated pricing.") It's also unclear- the article says that CVS was instructed by ProCook to reduce rates across their chain of 32 shops, but the assessor only studied one shop. CVS reduced the rates bill by £30,000 per year; at a guess that's across the whole chain. ProCook's turnover is about £12 million a year- so if they pass that saving on to their customers, they can drop their prices by 0.25%. Hmmm… Also curious is that ProCook's turnover equates to £375,000 per shop. A local charity bookshop near to me has a turnover in excess of £100,000- sell your shares in ProCook now Face-smile.svg Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 08:12, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the feedback. I can't thank you enough for all your help. I added in the bighospitality link to the drafts - Should I resubmit now? Will you do the review? Thanks Sirdreamer (talk) 09:57, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

I'll have a look later- about eleven hours from now (got to go somewhere). Looks good. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 10:15, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
Ha, please don't rush home to review my wikipedia! Thanks again for your help. Sirdreamer (talk) 10:32, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
If CVS' workload is mostly appealing against Valuation Office Agency assessments, it'll be worth putting that in. The BigHospitality page states that successful appeals can give companies a rebate on their rates for up to five years; thus there's a time limit. Unfortunately the VOA page doesn't seem to have much on business rates. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 07:45, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, thanks again for your advice. I have added the info regarding the VOA. Do you think I should resubmit? Thanks Sirdreamer (talk) 14:50, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

I'll have a look later- one thing to do is to take out phrases like "they are expert at". This-> Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Words to watch#Puffery. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 17:45, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Done! Many thanks Sirdreamer (talk) 09:34, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, sorry to bother you. Just wondering if you feel the page is suitable and ready for resubmission? Thanks Sirdreamer (talk) 15:50, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, no problem! I've been going through the references, and the Bristol Post one was written by CVS_Surveyors (which presumably is CVS) and reads like an advert. According to the Telegraph article, This 'secret' and 'scandalous' business rates shake-up will cost small firms millions, appeals made in April 2015 and after are only backdated to April 2015. Mark Rigby's quoted as saying that there were 206,000 properties whose rates had not been appealed, with the possibility of £1.72 billion in refunds being lost due to the change. I don't know whether that deadline came into force- it must have affected CVS' business. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:44, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for having a look over and improving some of the sources. I imagine the Bristol Post allowed CVS to upload the article, or maybe they did it like a guest blog and that's why 'CVS Surveyors' is the author. I have found this link which is better: I can't find any links (apart from CVS owned) which illustrates CVS' client base to go with the Aston Martin reference. I'm not sure about the deadline, I think it did come into force. Any more thoughts? I will make the above amends. Sirdreamer (talk) 17:02, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, as per above. I have amended the sources with two new ones which are completely independent. I have also taken out the reference to Aston Martin as I can't find anything online. Thanks for your help. Any further thoughts before resubmission? Sirdreamer (talk) 11:50, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, sorry for the tardy reply. As far as I remember, the article was declined on the grounds that CVS wasn't notable. Now I think they are notable- their business is based on a defective UK business rating system and they appear to be the most prominent of the firms working in this area. You could submit the article- if it gets declined I'll have a go at adding to it to try and make the case for notability. I'm a bit busy with RL at the moment (it reduces my "thinking capacity"!). Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 12:03, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Don't worry, you have been more than helpful. I really can't thank you enough. I will resubmit before the end of the day. Sirdreamer (talk) 15:21, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Just to add to the above. When I went to resubmit the page, wikipedia asked me to contact the person who initially declined my submission, which I have done here Sirdreamer (talk) 17:11, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Submitted the page now - Thanks Sirdreamer (talk) 16:09, 19 November 2015 (UTC)


Maria Fedorovna in a sleigh by J.A.R.Beer (1889, Royal Coll.).jpg

Mallord William's hit. Do you like Turner? I wanted to have a good Turner FP but mine failed. This could be a nice article ...[1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6]This is a video

Maria Fedorovna in a sleigh by J.A.R.Beer (1889, Royal Coll.).jpg

And there is plenty more out there - much MORE. Hafspajen (talk) 16:29, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Nice- could be a good article, yes. I've got a book on Turner's Fighting Temeraire which might be useful- it has stuff on his painting techniques. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:32, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
YAY! Could be both a FP and a DYK. Hafspajen (talk) 16:33, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
HowS Turner? Hafspajen (talk) 17:07, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
on the back-burner. I've been working like un mouche avec une derriere bleue. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 17:52, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
  • J'avais le même soucis que toi, impossible de trouver pourquoi.

Correggio Noli Me Tangere.jpg Hafspajen (talk) 14:13, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

  • William Henry Hunt (painter). There are only two sources for him, and one's a catalogue or pamphlet or something. I have the other one, and two of his paintings. I think maybe we should do something, maybe in a few days. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 22:02, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the review[edit]

Thanks for reviewing Singapore Women's Hall of Fame.

Can you please also review Khatijun Nissa Siraj?

Also, how long will I need for my articles to be reviewed before they get auto-reviewed, or is that not a thing?

The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) 23:24, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Done. I don't know- I'm not sure that auto-review is a thing. Mine seem to hang around for a week or two before being reviewed. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 23:32, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) 23:42, 7 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi Hanif Sulthoni is Already edited. Hope it's meet the Wikipedia Criteria. Syahiramaulidia (talk) 10:28, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi. I edited it a bit, but I don't know whether he meets the criteria for notability- he might, hopefully. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 12:32, 10 November 2015 (UTC)


I've been outpunned yet again. I'm sorry for your loss. But I'm so pleased that humour is still possible. I almost wept. Martinevans123 (talk) 17:58, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks!- it wasn't my cat, but belonged to a close friend's mother. The cat moved out about 6 years ago when a dog moved in, and has been living semi-wild since. …and now I'm going to give Barry Dufour a close shave Face-smile.svg. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 18:24, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
Just watch out for Wendolene. Martinevans123 (talk) 18:38, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Are you on? Allygggggg (talk) 16:53, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
I looked, and the switch does appear to be in the "on" position.Face-smile.svg Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:55, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Why did you tag my page?[edit]

José Jiménez - Interior of the Metropolitan Cathedral Choir School - Google Art Project.jpg

Hey I was just wondering why you tagged my page as vandalism, I only intended teaching of the Harry Potter lore. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Some Albino Sperm Whale (talkcontribs) 19:56, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

You didn't add any references. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 20:22, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks but what do you mean?[edit]

I'm not sure what you meant by "you know,". Did you make a mistake in typing it? Thanks anyway, --Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 20:59, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

How many of these beetles are there? Face-smile.svg I'm stopping now- got to go somewhere. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 21:01, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I'm getting autopatrolled asap so I don't create an endless backlog. The list I'm using is at [7]: there's at least 500. --Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 21:04, 20 November 2015 (UTC)


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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to have voted for the wrong candidates in the current Arbitration Committee election. If you wish to carry on editing here, you better change your vote. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:02, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

A Dobos torte for you![edit]

Dobos cake (Gerbeaud Confectionery Budapest Hungary).jpg 7&6=thirteen () has given you a Dobos Torte to enjoy! Seven layers of fun because you deserve it.

To give a Dobos Torte and spread the WikiLove, just place {{subst:Dobos Torte}} on someone else's talkpage, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend.

7&6=thirteen () 18:34, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm Josu4u. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Friday Film House, and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you. Josu4u (talk) 12:04, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

First step.[edit]

Hello! Sorry for taking your time. I added a comment a little bit later, that "I have just created my first article and would like to ask you to check it. I know that i did a lot of mistakes. Firstly I have been trying to add this article to Russian Wikipedia using English language - here: Category: Incubator. Then, I realized that all Wikipedias have different rules on different languages(( But English Wiki does not have "incubator" - where you can create you first article and during 1 month editors will be supporting you with some tips.". How I understood, I should add a special tag on the beginning?--Galyna Chekan 13:21, 8 December 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Galyna.symphony (talkcontribs)

This help request has been answered. If you need more help, you can ask another question on your talk page, contact the responding user(s) directly on their user talk page, or consider visiting the Teahouse.
--Galyna Chekan 14:38, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
@Galyna.symphony: See my reply on your user talk page. --Nick⁠—⁠Contact/Contribs 15:58, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
You deserve this and more, totally. Thanks for all your help, all the smaller and bigger things you do, and for doing it coolly and cucumberly. Drmies (talk) 04:51, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Penchal reddy[edit]

Hello Xanthomelanoussprog, and thanks for patrolling new pages! I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Penchal reddy, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: Not blatantly vandalism or a hoax. You may wish to review the Criteria for Speedy Deletion before tagging further pages. Thank you. -- GB fan 15:24, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

  • As the company's webpage already referenced the WP page (which had only just been created) it suggests that the whole thing is a hoax. The company tweets are rather peculiar. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 15:45, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
Then Prod or AFD is the way to go. Or you retag it with more of an explanation either in a |reason= parameter in the CSD tag or on the talk page. I will let another admin evaluate it if this is the path you want to take. -- GB fan 15:56, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
Well, it appears that the company exists- but… work-at-home-part-time-jobs/pengroups I'll leave it to you. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:00, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
Looks like you may need to get your red pencil ready. Martinevans123 (talk) 16:04, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
There was a piece about Najib Razak on "From Our Rhône Correspondent" yesterday. Reminds me of Father Ted- "the money was just resting in my account". Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:14, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
I am not sure what you are leaving to me. I did all I am going to do with the article. -- GB fan 16:18, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
Right, sorry, misread your comment above. I'll have a go at clean-up later. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 16:28, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
It's been recreated, and GB fan seems determined to let it stand. Personally I think crap like that could be construed as "damaging to the encyclopedia". Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 13:46, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
You are wrong. I do not believe the article should stand. This time you tagged it with WP:G4 and that only applies when it is deleted after a deletion discussion. As the deletion log clearly states, 12:40, 14 December 2015 RHaworth (talk | contribs | block) deleted page Penchal Reddy (Multiple reasons: speedy deletion criteria A7, G11) (view/restore), it was speedy deleted, so G4 does not apply. If the AFD, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Penchal Reddy, was allowed to run and it was deleted then we could use that. I wish that AFD had been allowed to run so this would be a done deal. -- GB fan 13:50, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
To answer your question about the A7 tag, I am not saying that the A7 tag did not apply. I have commented that I did not believe it was a blatant hoax the first time you tagged it and I commented this time that it is not a recreation of an article previously deleted after a discussion. I also commented that I would like to have seen the deletion discussion go a little bit longer and have it deleted per the outcome of the discussion so that we don't have to worry about anything other than using G4. -- GB fan 20:14, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
On a cursory first reading the facts given in the article appeared to be implausible hence I tagged it as a hoax rather than promotion. There seems to be evidence that Reddy does exist and that he does run a business- however the article seems to me to be intended to give credence to certain untruths, and was possibly more damaging than the normal promotional article. What your actions did was to delay the deletion of the article- I tried to tag the second creation with A7 after you removed my tag but the Wiki software prevented it from being tagged- how the other editor managed to tag it I don't know. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 10:07, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Nadolig Llawen[edit]

Best wishes for the holidays...[edit]

Tanzio da Varallo - Adoration of the Shepherds with Saints Francis and Carlo Borromeo.jpg Season's Greetings
Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year! Hafspajen (talk) 11:53, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

AND ...[edit]

Happy New Year!!![edit]

Santa Claus BMW 01.jpg Happy New Year!!!!
Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year! Hafspajen (talk) 15:37, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Help with languages[edit]

Hi, you edited a page I was working on, translating the text into English. Can you please tell me how I can create another page on the same topic in Italian? Grazie! Leezk (talk) 17:05, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

I'll have a look in a bit- see if I can work it out. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 18:33, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
Hi, looks like you've done it! Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 20:28, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Help with Mircea Itul's page[edit]

Dearest friend, after deletion, I have revised and improved Itul's page, which is now under my user name: Kindly please check it when you have time and please help me improve it further. If you wish to help me for Itul's page to be rescued and uploaded, I am waiting for your advice and recommendations. I have also asked Wikipedia editor User talk:7&6=thirteen. The same as you, he was very kind to offer his help. Thank you very much. Clairec78 (talk) 21:55, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi, yes sure- I'll have a look later. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 08:58, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Dearest friend, I've improved the page on 'Mircea Itul' and I've moved it to a main article page: Please help, check it and trim it as you feel it is best for Wikipedia. Please let me know. Best wishes to you!Clairec78 (talk) 12:47, 6 February 2016 (UTC) Dearest friend, Please take a look at the page Mircea Itu on which user Biruitorul is continuously removing international references, which undermines the evidence on the subject, it is obviously not a neutral point of view and creates bias. The only references that this user allowed were two Romanian sources and systematically ignored and reverted all other sources. Here is the previous version: Thank you in advance. I would be grateful if you intervene.Clairec78 (talk) 22:11, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Christian Goller[edit]

Hi. Since you wrote the article about Christian Goller, i'd like to bring to your attention, that Goller is suspect of another Cranach art forgery, that has been reported by the press during the last 14 days. The Venus, dated 1531, from the collection of Prince Hans Adam II. of Liechtenstein, who bought it from Colnaghi for EUR 7 mio. in 2013, and that has been seized by the french police at the beginning or march, might also have been painted by Goller. There is quite a couple of press articles, mostly in french. The latest article i could find has been published in autrian newspaper Der Standard yesterday and is in german: [8]. Maybe you might like to update the article about Goller? 2003:6A:6D19:88E6:3D24:ABA2:49FA:AB1B (talk) 10:18, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi- thanks for that! I'll have a look this evening. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 11:54, 20 March 2016 (UTC)
It appears that the paintings may not be forgeries- the situation appears somewhat murky. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 08:35, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

How are you on anarchist art collectives?[edit]

I am wondering whether "anarchist art collective INDECLINE" (warning - NSFW, BLP-violating imagery robust political criticism via art) is the same outfit as Indecline/Indecline Films? That would make things easier than establishing notability for Joshua Monroe. Yngvadottir (talk) 16:39, 19 August 2016 (UTC) Aha. Yes they are. I believe I now have enough. Will have to be tomorrow tho; if you or any talk page stalker would rather write them up, go for it. Yngvadottir (talk) 19:12, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

  • Here's a mention in the Guardian newspaper. A nude painting of Trump was apparently the subject of a copyright claim to eBay (according to an article linked in the INDECLINE article). I presume it's his face that's copyrighted… Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 19:25, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
Heh, thanks. That's the first I'd heard of Gore getting in trouble over copyright; all I'd seen was that she'd lost access to her Facebook account. Bed now, then work, then if no one else has done it, I'll write em up. (BTW I am informed there is demand for dashboard/cube doll versions.) Yngvadottir (talk) 19:45, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
May not have been a copyright issue- this article suggests that it wasn't, but got interpreted as such. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 20:40, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
  • I am a bad, bad person and stayed up late perpetrating Indecline. However, I am now off to bed. I know what happened in Cleveland but have yet to research Seattle and LA. And I have only an unacceptable source for where they may be based. Yngvadottir (talk) 21:20, 19 August 2016 (UTC) Hmmmm. 2700 characters. Yngvadottir (talk) 18:29, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

Voting now open![edit]

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Tunberg article / Veteran's memorial / Perspective of jurors[edit]

Hi. Thanks for your edits and explaining the controversy surrounding the memorial. It really adds to the article. You mentioned what Reed thought of the memorial, but not what jurors Woods Davy or Thomas Rhoads thought. They're two respected people in the art world and look at art from a different perspective than the layman. Thank you.Cstwct (talk) 18:38, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

  • Hi. Thanks! I've added them now. I've just had a look at what was put up- looks like something a firing squad would tie their prisoners to. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 19:01, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cstwct (talkcontribs) 19:06, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Best wishes for the holidays...[edit]

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1931 Census of Poland[edit]

What happened? Aren't you going to keep putting the same false crap on the page? Did you actually read the books maybe? (talk) 16:52, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

  • You mean you're sitting around waiting for a revert? Chciałbym się dowiedzieć kiedy się rozpoczyna i kiedy kończy, i ile kosztuje wystawa z wszystkimi tygrysami w tym tygrysa. Czy jest możliwość zapłacić za przewodnika i tłumacza dla 2 osób, jeśli tak ile by to kosztowało. Czy na zwiedzenie muzeum wystarczy jeden dzień czy więcej i o której godzinie wystawa się rozpoczyna. Czy tego 29 oprócz tygrysa jest możliwość obejrzenia innych czołgów. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 17:13, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
We want to see how many people will continue to edit war over a clearly false cite how many times. Then the question is why you are doing it? (talk) 10:24, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
  • So what you're saying is that you want to count the number of participants before you ask the question (I use plural you because you appear to have bifurcated yourself). Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 10:49, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
  • So what you're saying is that you admit to repeatedly editing the page without having read the sources. (talk) 11:43, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
  • When did you stop beating your (wife, husband, dog, meat)? The block to resolution is your marudic attitude. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 08:47, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

For the right price .....[edit]

..... we even dance the limbo.
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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For copyediting ... like a boss. Softlavender (talk) 10:17, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

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Private Passions[edit]

I'm looking at this thinking, do we do this? Then again, I suppose it's not much different from our exhaustive coverage of South Park... Drmies (talk) 01:35, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

  • The programme's a "highbrow" counterpart to Desert Island Discs- Berkeley plays the whole of the piece of music instead of the excerpts used on DID, and refers to the guest several times by their full name, to make sure you know who he's talking to (usually some cultural worker I've never heard of). Desert Island Discs has similar listings, broken down into several separate articles by year. The earlier version of the article (before Fundamentalbase added details) refers to a listing given in a book about the series, which is (I suppose) where the first version of the table was derived from. I don't know where Fundamentalbase got their information from- I can think of three sources e.g. the BBC, Michael Berkeley or a private enthusiast. "That which is not physics is stamp collecting" (Ernest Rutherford). I think that the coverage is useful, but the mentions of performers could be removed since for the most part it's Berkeley who chooses the version of a piece. I hope this reply makes sense, as it's 4 a.m here. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 02:42, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Eternal + 1hr? Drmies (talk) 04:50, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

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I'd recommend giving him the same reply I did. ‑ Iridescent 15:37, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Hmm… well I've filled in the details, source=light rays impinging on electronic sensor. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 19:41, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Surely source=mummy pig? ‑ Iridescent 21:14, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
  • …and Sfan is being a boar. We all know how that ends. Makin' bacon. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 07:39, 24 October 2018 (UTC)