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Revenue stamps of Northern Ireland[edit]

Hi. I removed this link from the template as Northern Ireland should be dealt with in the Revenue stamps of the United Kingdom article I think. It could be split out if that article gets very large but it is still quite short. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:43, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

P.S. You don't have to keep blanking this page, you might find it easier to leave messages up so that they form a record of other people's comments and your replies but it is up to you. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:45, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Inline references[edit]

I saw what you did with the references but the idea about in-line ones is that they are a bit more precise than general sources. So they should usually verify a particular point or fact in the article with a page reference from the book rather than general content. The way we have the Barefoot references now is not wrong, but it is no more helpful than just saying Barefoot was the source for the whole article. Hope my meaning is clear. Keep up the good work. Thanks. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:09, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Revenue stamps template[edit]

Are you no longer intending to do those other countries? I hope you will, because if it falls on me it will take a long time. Thanks, Philafrenzy (talk) 16:51, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

I still intend to do them, but I am currently a bit busy so I don't have time to do all of them now. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 17:00, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
I understand, there is an unlimited amount of articles that could be done if we had time. Philafrenzy (talk) 17:06, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Malta[edit]

Nice work on the inline referencing. I removed the 2 column tag until the reference list is longer. You might want to consider using http://www.webcitation.org/ to archive pages included in references in order to prevent link rot. There is nothing sadder than a well referenced article where the original references are all dead and nobody archived them. Philafrenzy (talk) 18:51, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Revenue stamp template[edit]

I removed some of the places inside the UK from the template as it is getting too crowded. Unless you are going to create proper separate articles about, for instance, Gloucestershire or Ely, then we don't need to add them to the template which I think should be restricted mainly to separate countries, not sub-divisions of countries like counties. (There may be a few exceptions). Philafrenzy (talk) 12:12, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Revenue stamps of the United Kingdom[edit]

Please note that Alderney, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man are NOT part of the United Kingdom, even though the Barefoot catalogue includes these places. I removed your content in the above article in that respect. They certainly could have their own articles if you have enough detail. Your contributions in respect of those places is still in the history if you want to create the articles. I note also that the UK article seems to be turning into a list. This project is not a catalogue so there is no need to list every type of revenue ever issued for each country. A general discussion of the main types is more helpful for the general reader. Thanks. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:35, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Underprints[edit]

Could you please elaborate on your use of the term underprint in the article Revenue stamps of the United Kingdom? I am note sure that I understand what you mean or that the term is being used correctly. Thanks. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:40, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

They were printed on paper which already had the wording (eg CUSTOMS) printed on the paper before the embossed stamp was impressed on top. The term "underprint" is used in Barefoot for these as well.
I will have a look at what he says. Thanks. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:20, 23 June 2013 (UTC)
I found what he says and agree with your use of the term. I also created the article Underprint for good measure. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:51, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Barefoot Catalogue[edit]

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French Algeria[edit]

Hi Xwejnusgozo. I think that the proper way to proceed is to provide reliable sources for your statements. Moreover, the infobox is supposed to summarize the contents of the article. If no sourced mention to such a fact is provided within the body of the article, it's weird to include an unsourced and unmentioned fact in the infobox unless proper sources are provided. Am I missing anything? Best regards --El extranjero (talk) 14:37, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Gibraltar[edit]

Hi there. Just wanted to thank you for your Gibraltar-related philately articles Face-smile.svg. There's a small list of Gibraltar-related philately articles to be created here in case you're interested in giving any of them a go.

I've just had a read through your articles on the different periods of Malta's history which I've found very interesting (my mother is Maltese). I never knew Gozo had been independent for 2 years!

This article may be of interest to you. --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 11:21, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Copyright problem: Auberge d'Aragon[edit]

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Vassallohistory[edit]

Hi! Nice work on the auberges! However, I don't think you should be using the vassallohistory site as a source here - as far as I can see, it just copies chunks of stuff from elsewhere on the web, without attribution or references. Apart from making it an unreliable source for our purposes, that also raises concerns about copyright (see WP:COPYLINK). Regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 09:49, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I saw that in some cases it was directly copied from another website, eg. Auberge de Bavière and Auberge d'Italie. However for some of the others, eg. Auberge d'Allemagne it seems to be the only resource. This is especially the case with the demolished Auberges. Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 11:26, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
Yes, that may be, but is not in itself a justification for using it. The reasons for not using it remain valid. I get a good number of hits in this search and at least one useful one (Mifsud 1907) from this one. I'll add another reference from JSTOR in a minute.

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DYK nomination of Gozo (independent state)[edit]

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DYK nomination of Fortifications of Malta[edit]

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DYK for Fortifications of Malta[edit]

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Template:Did you know nominations/Cittadella (Gozo)[edit]

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I don't know what else to add to the article for now, so I think it's best to close the nomination.--Xwejnusgozo (talk) 12:41, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Fort Campbell (Malta)[edit]

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DYK for Fort Campbell (Malta)[edit]

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DYK for Saluting Battery (Valletta)[edit]

Thanks from the DYK project and me Victuallers (talk) 16:01, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Froberg mutiny[edit]

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May 2015[edit]

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I could not find a source, but he is definitely of Maltese descent. Spiteri is a Maltese surname, and he played with Parramatta FC, a soccer club formed by Maltese immigrants to Australia. --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 18:38, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
No source = no edit. Read WP:BLP. GiantSnowman 18:42, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
I found a source now. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 20:03, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
A forum is not reliable, see WP:SPS. GiantSnowman 20:44, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Fort Binġemma[edit]

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Xwejnusgozo, there are further issues regarding your DYK nomination: you will need to perform a quid pro quo review since you now have had five nominations approved for the main page. Please reply on the nomination template if you have any questions. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:13, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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DYK for Parliament House (Malta)[edit]

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DYK for Bash Tapia Castle[edit]

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DYK nomination of Froberg mutiny[edit]

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@BlueMoonset:, what are the issues to be clarified? I replied on the nomination entry yesterday. Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 13:20, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
Xwejnusgozo, although you said you thought Drmies's edits were fine, the issues raised had to do with the article as it stood after those edits. These are fixes that need to be made. In particular, the ones raised in the comment I related from Nikkimaria: the incorrect source citing, the need for a copyedit, and a bit of close paraphrasing. I hope you can take care of these soon. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 14:11, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

WP:Intertranswiki[edit]

Hi. I invite you to this project. It's not specifically for translating from other wikis, but it is to address systematic bias, Malta very much a part of that. I was wondering if you could pick a topic and finding 10 missing Maltese article to add to the stub focus as the next round. Perhaps monasteries or something? I stubbed Monastery of St. Scholastica which you may wish to expand.♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:06, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: I'm not sure I understood what the project is about. Do I have to pick 10 articles in the Maltese Wikipedia, and then translate them into English? If so, I can try (but the number of articles on the Maltese Wikipedia is very limited - I intend to sometime try to create more articles there, but for now I don't have time.) Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 20:36, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
Not if Maltese wikipedia articles are poor. It's basically a missing article project, so any missing Malta articles are welcome. Can you like me 10 missing Maltese churches or forts or something?♦ Dr. Blofeld 07:37, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: Here is a list of 10 Maltese fortifications that still need an article:

With the exception of the Falca Lines article on the German Wikipedia, I don't think these articles are covered elsewhere. Is this OK? Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 15:51, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Yes. Can you create some of the articles on the general ones and I'll try to do the last few?♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:57, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: OK, I'll try to do at least some of them today. If you have trouble finding sources for the batteries, I'll try to help (the National Inventory of Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands is a good start - particularly the list here). By the way, the Vendôme Battery I'm referring to is the one at Armier Bay (35°59′22.3″N 14°21′12.6″E / 35.989528°N 14.353500°E / 35.989528; 14.353500) since other batteries/redoubts (such as Dellija Redoubt) are also sometimes referred to as "Vendôme Battery". Xwejnusgozo (talk) 16:06, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll add them to the board then.♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:08, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
Excellent work on these. BTW, I see most of the Maltese municipality articles are not exactly in the best shape. I wondered if you'd be interested in helping restart/rewrite a few and even going for a WP:Good article on a few of them?♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:17, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Would you and Ipigott be up for getting the capital city Valletta up to GA status?♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:20, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: Thanks :) I'll try to write the article on Pinto Battery sometime this week. I know that the municipality articles need a lot of work (in fact I already tried to improve some of them - Dingli, Mdina, Santa Venera and St. Paul's Bay come to mind). For now I want to focus on the fortifications (there are still a number of articles I intend to create), but when they're done I'll try to improve some of the articles on the municipalities, particularly the larger ones and the cities. In the meantime, I'll try to gather some sources for the Valletta article. It would be nice for it to be a GA, since there are only 4 good articles on WikiProject Malta. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 21:29, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

If Xwejnusgozo can take the lead, I can help out a bit with Valletta (although I've unfortunately never been there) but I don't want to have too many irons in the fire all at once. My priority for the time being is Jean Sibelius which now seems to be coming along quite well. Once we have managed to get that one up to at least GA, I can begin to spend more time on cities. I seem to remember Dr. Blofeld recently raised the possibility of bringing Copenhagen up to FA. That would certainly be an interesting assignment too. And I have not forgotten our intention to work on four more Danish cities (i.e. Randers, Kolding, Horsens and Vejle) so that Denmark's ten largest cities are all have GA status.--Ipigott (talk) 06:56, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Froberg mutiny[edit]

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Maltese civilization[edit]

Hi. I have a question in here: Talk:Malta#Maltese_civilization. Could you answer the questions? Subtropical-man talk
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DYK for Fort Binġemma[edit]

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Category:Limestone buildings[edit]

Hello. You add Category:Limestone buildings to many articles of building in Malta. This is no make sense - too many articles. Please use Category:Limestone buildings in Malta (like Category:Limestone buildings in the United States) and Category:Limestone churches in Malta - for churchas (like Category:Limestone churches in the United States). Subtropical-man talk
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Sources[edit]

Please read WP:Rs as we normally don't use blogs, especially that type of fringe blog. I've raised this at WP:FTN. Doug Weller (talk) 19:14, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

See reply on the article's talk page. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 20:12, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

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Orange Free State and the OVS disambiguation page[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Fort Manoel[edit]

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Palazzo Dragonara[edit]

Please revert name of Dragonara Palace article to Palazzo Dragonara. Academically it should be referred to its original name and then other names should be added and explained in the article. I wrote this in the first entry paragraph. I will be writing some article on places which start by 'Palazzo' since when being built. We cannot change a name when someone changes the original name. Just in case a new article should be written. Reference to the palace as 'Dragonara palace' started after world war two and the language problem after indipendence. See also Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Malta) and Palazzo Parisio. They have two different articles for a reason. They are at the same site but one is a palace with its history and the other is a ministry which may move over time. They are not the same thing. Continentaleurope (talk) 10:55, 23 August 2015 (UTC)Continentaleurope

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@Continentaleurope: I moved the article as per WP:COMMONNAME. The palace is usually referred to as "Dragonara Palace" not "Palazzo Dragonara", so the more common name should be used. Similarly, Auberge de Bavière is no longer referred to by its original name "Palazzo Carniero", or Fort St. Angelo is no longer known as the "Castrum Maris", and their Wikipedia articles use their common (but not original) names.
By the way, I'm not saying that all articles on palaces should use palace rather than palazzo (eg. Palazzo Parisio is never referred to as Parisio Palace, so its article should use "Palazzo Parisio" and not "Parisio Palace").
If the name "Palazzo Dragonara" becomes more popular over time, then it is perfectly acceptable to use that name on Wikipedia.
Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 11:13, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Ok then :) Continentaleurope (talk) 11:27, 23 August 2015 (UTC)Continentaleurope

@Continentaleurope: I just added an infobox and changed part of the lead section of the article. By the way, nice work on the articles on the palaces. :) Xwejnusgozo (talk) 12:12, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
    • thanks. I am still a beginner.

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Your GA nomination of Fort Manoel[edit]

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...and a personal, non-automated message to say "well done" - keep it up! Hchc2009 (talk) 19:41, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
@Hchc2009: Thanks :) I'm trying to improve articles on Malta's major fortifications to GA status. I already nominated Fort Tigné, but the articles about many other important fortifications (eg. Fort St. Angelo, Fort Ricasoli etc) still need work, particularly with references.
By the way, well done for your work on the Device Forts articles. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 21:22, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

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Malta Dockyard[edit]

I don't know what your current plans are, but I'd really appreciate it you could put your considerable map-making skills on a map of Malta Dockyard. I'd most like to see where the various drydocks and quays are, mainly during the WW2 period, but an older map would be cool as well. I've enjoyed working with you on your last two GANs; I'd be happy to review any new ones if you ping me about them.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 23:37, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

@Sturmvogel 66: First of all, sorry for not replying earlier, I had not seen your message. I don't know a lot about the dockyard, and I'm not that familiar with the Cottonera/Corradino/Marsa area. However, I'll have a look around to see if I can find some information regarding the docks, so I can make a map showing their locations. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 19:30, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
No problem, I know how hard it can be to keep track of everything. Whatever you can do would be appreciated.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 19:32, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

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Hi! Thank you for your work on Palazzo Parisio (Valletta); I hope the rewrite will soon be moved into place (I can't do that, but have asked for it to be done.) Nice work! So … I wondered if perhaps you'd like to look at doing the same again, for one or more of Palazzo Parisio (Naxxar), Dragonara Palace and Villa Parisio, all listed at WP:CP for the same reason. Even a very short stub with a couple of proper reliable sources would be better than nothing, and could always be expanded over the years. If you don't have time or the inclination, no problem, I'll try to do something about them next week. Regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 22:18, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

@Justlettersandnumbers: Currently I don't have a lot of time to write new articles, but if I find some time, I'll try to rewrite them. Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 22:40, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
@Justlettersandnumbers: Talk:Villa Parisio/Temp is ready, and I'll continue work on Talk:Palazzo Parisio (Naxxar)/Temp and Talk:Dragonara Palace/Temp as soon as possible :) Xwejnusgozo (talk) 18:23, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

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I need to know if some of the municipal flags you uploaded are free to use for country data templates, particularly those of Kalkara and Paola. Thank you.

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@Jerome501: I don't think that they can be used in the country data templates since the images are non-free use (I didn't create the images, they were taken from the Flags of the World website). If someone else uploads a free version of the image, then it should be OK to use it in the template. Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 19:43, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

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Photos[edit]

Are there any photos that you wish me to take? Is there a requested photos list? Continentaleurope (talk) 19:53, 6 December 2015 (UTC)continentaleurope

I will see what I can do. I am paying attention to copyright issues when writing. Palazzo parisio in valletta gave me permission to use the site 'wording' but have no idea where to upload the permission. At this stage we dont need it. There is one specific mistake in it. The palace passed to the british first as a post office then to the maltese goverment. Can bring photos of valletta. I uploaded several photos of palaces and houses in Valletta. Note most of the article I suggested are of important interest. Only few buildings are modern with reasons to suggest them. Also I have uploaded pics on Villa Guardamangia and Augerge de Castile]]. Remove any which you dont like or see fit. Continentaleurope (talk) 20:25, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

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Tal-Wejter Tower[edit]

Note that despite no report claim it the tower has been restored. You can easily see the different from the times of Malta and my photos on article. Continentaleurope (talk) 17:23, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

Health in Malta[edit]

I'm happy to put a short summary in the main article. But I think health merits an article of its own, which I hope to elaborate. Though assistance would be very welcome.Rathfelder (talk) 14:32, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

@Rathfelder: It would be great if you can write a short summary :) I agree that healthcare in Malta merits its own article; unfortunately I don't know a lot about the topic and I don't think I have any books etc about it. However, in the (probably distant) future I intend to create/expand articles on historic hospitals in Malta. I recently created the articles Palazzo Vilhena and Lazzaretto of Manoel Island which both served as hospitals, so there might be some useful info in these articles which can be added to Healthcare in Malta? Xwejnusgozo (talk) 14:49, 20 December 2015 (UTC)
Good. I know very little about Malta, but there is quite a lot of international comparison literature, so we can approach the topic from different points of view. Rathfelder (talk) 14:53, 20 December 2015 (UTC)
@Rathfelder: I'll see what I can do to improve the article. There seems to be some basic information here. The Ministry for Health website also seems to contain useful info. Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 15:13, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

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Testaferrata Gate[edit]

Can you help determine which name is appropriate for Testaferrata Gate. On the time of Malta it is said that the door is known as gzira gate or door and officially named Fawwara Gate, but less reliable sources named it Testaferrata Gate for the family who built it.

  • @Continentaleurope: The gate does not seem to have any official name since it was privately built (unlike the Hompesch Gate etc), and the Times of Malta source is just a letter not an article. I personally prefer Fawwara Gate, but I can't really offer an opinion since I didn't even know that the gate existed prior to reading the article. Do you know what the locals call it, or are all four names used? Xwejnusgozo (talk) 22:09, 28 December 2015 (UTC)
  • ok please can you chnage it to fawwara gate. We have an agreement. It looks from what i just read that the gate is a commemoration by a priest for the building of the road similar to the commemoration of Homoesche Gatemfor the city. Continentaleurope (talk) 22:16, 28 December 2015 (UTC)
  • thanks. Also I dont mind if you find time to improve the article. As you can see my work is very simple while you have much experience in writing here. You wrote very good articles. I uploaded many oics lately which may become in use for some articles i suggest to write about. Thanks again and by the way HaPy HoLiDaYs !!! Continentaleurope (talk) 22:27, 28 December 2015 (UTC)
  • If I have time, I'll see if I can find some more info to include in the article. By the way, your work is very good, and it is definitely improving. Considering that you have edited Wikipedia for less than a year, the quality is impressive. Your latest articles are much better than some of my earlier ones (such as Emvin Cremona and Auberge de Bavière which I wrote 2013-14). Your pics are also very useful in illustrating many articles, some of which had been missing photos for years. Awguri u s-sena t-tajba :) Xwejnusgozo (talk) 22:57, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

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Create it in Maltese?[edit]

You should also at least create American University of Malta at the Maltese Wikipedia as well. I'm highly obsessed with interwiki links. Philmonte101 😊😄😞 (talk) 01:26, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

  • @Philmonte101: I created a short stub in Maltese here, it's a translation of the lead of the English Wikipedia article. I don't really edit the Maltese Wikipedia a lot because an article on the English version is more useful, ie. it would be read by more people than if the article was on the Maltese version. Since practically all Maltese people speak English, when they look up something on the Internet they're also more likely to use English than Maltese. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 17:45, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

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Castellania[edit]

I received permission to photograph the interior of the Castellania in Valletta, the Ministry of Health... . Is there anything you believe I should give prominence to photograph? I intend to photograph the entrance hall, Sir Temi Zammit laboratory, architecture, interior niche and yard, and other interesting parts. I have never been there. If there are no decorations on the facade, such as previous xmas, festa and other, I will take a new photo if it too.Continentaleurope (talk) 13:26, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

  • @Continentaleurope: I have never been in the Castellania, so I don't really know what features are worth photographing. It would be good if you are able to take a pic showing the ornate main doorway and top floor (such as this), and one showing more of the facade (such as this). Regarding the interior, if possible I would take photos of the courtyard, chapel and prison cells (which are mentioned in the NICPMI listing), as well as any ornate rooms etc. It would be great if you have access to Temi Zammit's lab, since a photo of that might also be useful in the Themistocles Zammit and Brucellosis articles. Anyway, keep up the good work on uploading photos and creating/editing articles :) Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 18:09, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • They agreed on giving me access to the place except for one office. They mentioned the cells in particular when i had contacted the ministry. A person will be there to show me around from 10am to 12:30. I have been told that there is poor light and my tablet is not any better either. I got no professional camera. I will do my best. Will be going there this week. I have many photos of different places but not sure which I should upload as I have many. I have photos of the natural history museum, Maritime Museum, Ghar Dalam, Art Museum - Valletta (Admiralty House), Maison Demandols - Ministry of Finance (no article yet - two articles required; one for the ministry and one for the building), Domus Rumana, Palazzo Laparelli (not Laparelli War Rooms), Arches of Birgu (Birgu appears to have 4 arched entrances, one after the other, and a 'new' archway), Palazzo Bettina - Birgu (no article yet), Casa Viani (no article yet), etc.Continentaleurope (talk) 19:37, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • @Continentaleurope: If you have a lot of photos, it would be a better to upload them on Wikimedia Commons instead of Wikipedia (like the photos of the Parliament which you uploaded back in August). The photos on Commons can still be used in Wikipedia articles. In particular, if you have photos of the Birgu gates or bastions, they would be very useful in the Fortifications of Birgu article, since only the Couvre Porte Gate is pictured there. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 19:57, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
  • I am trying to upload there but this is not possible. It is asking me to pay money. There must be some issues. I still believe photos uploaded locally can be reused in other wikipedias. Continentaleurope (talk) 20:06, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Re-Castellania[edit]

You can delete any photo you wish on the article, not all photos came perfect as I wish but was told I can go and visit again if some do not come out good. Continentaleurope (talk) 14:59, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

  • @Continentaleurope: Actually, good work on the photos. The quality of most of them came out OK, especially the pics of the exterior/courtyards. Regarding the chapel, do you know the circumstances of how it was destroyed (since your pics show the remains of the chapel and its site rebuilt)? Was another chapel built in the Castellania (or another room converted into a chapel etc)? Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 15:19, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
    • Just uploaded a photograph of the entrance, the façade of the chapel and the interior architecture still stand while is rest is of British period, now a meeting room, they still call it the chapel.Continentaleurope (talk) 15:31, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

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Baldassare Cagliares[edit]

How could Bishop Baldassare Cagliares establish the Parish of Qrendi in 1916? There is a clear mistake. Can you check his arricle please? Thanks Continentaleurope (talk) 23:58, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

@Continentaleurope: Thanks for pointing it out. It seems to have been a typo for 1618 (as per here). I now corrected it. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 00:04, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
  • I have written the article of Swatar. It said that it was previously created and deleted. I hope now it is better. Tc Continentaleurope (talk) 00:09, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

National Museum of Fine Arts, Malta[edit]

The article of the National Museum of Fine Arts, Malta needs to be updated. A seperate article for the Admiralty house needs to be written. The museum will move very soon and much of the info about the location will be outdated. I will write an article about the palace when I have time. There must be an article of the museum (collection) and on the palace (present location). The museum must move either late this year or the next. The Auberge d'Italie is currently being restored to accommodate the museum permamently. It had to move before but was delayed due to ping pong politics.Continentaleurope (talk) 09:39, 22 February 2016 (UTC) Continentaleurope (talk) 09:39, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

@Continentaleurope: Go ahead and write the Admiralty House article; I agree that for museums housed in historic buildings there should ideally be articles on both the museum and the building (such as the National Museum of Archaeology in Auberge de Provence and the National Museum of Natural History in Palazzo Vilhena). I would be happy to help out, but right now I'm quite busy in real life and I don't really have time to write long articles or make major changes. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 20:23, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

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Swatar[edit]

Could you interwink Swatar with other languages such as https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatar ? Thanks Continentaleurope (talk) 21:52, 4 March 2016 (UTC) Continentaleurope (talk) 21:52, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

Vincenti Tower[edit]

Is there a reason why the Vincenti Tower is not in the List of fortifications of Malta umder the towers section? I uploaded photos of it. Tc Continentaleurope (talk) 22:31, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

@Continentaleurope: Vincenti Tower was privately built, so it is listed in the section Fortified houses and privately built towers, which also includes the Bubaqra Tower, Gauci Tower etc. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 22:46, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Ok thanks. If you have time and know how please interlink Swatar as i explained above. Thanks.
@Continentaleurope: I didn't notice that message, sorry. I have now linked the English, French and Hungarian articles (btw, it is easy to do - just click on "Add links" on the left of the page) :) Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 22:54, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
  • I have different settings on tablet, maybe that is why but maybe because I am afraid to do something wrong or similar. Thanks for the info. You have no reason to apologize. Thanks again.

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Hi, I was hoping you could help me with a question related to stamp paper of British India/Pakistan. Do you know the reasons behind why the paper has such intricate designs? Was it due to security reasons or were there other reasons? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks Rzafar (talk) 18:21, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

  • @Rzafar: I guess security issues would have been a major factor in the designs of stamped paper (a simple design would obviously be much easier to forge). However, until the mid-20th-century, many other types of documents (eg. cheques, invoices etc) also had similar engraved designs, so it might have just been the trend of the time to use an intricate design. I must clarify that I'm not an expert in this area and I don't have any literature regarding stamped papers, so the above is just an opinion. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 18:40, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Briconet Redoubt[edit]

I have some confusion. The article of Briconet Redoubt shows your scatch about Briconet Redoubt but according to what I noticed it does not include Casa Monita (the pics that I just uploaded). This place is fortified and is not originally built to be a residence. Can you check what I did wrong and can you tell me something about the pics ai uploaded there. Only one is of the former police station.(now abondoned and moved long ago). Continentaleurope (talk) 19:32, 18 March 2016 (UTC) Continentaleurope (talk) 19:32, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

  • @Continentaleurope: Briconet Redoubt is the pentagonal building with the blockhouse in the centre, ie. the former police station, as shown in this photo. I had never heard of Casa Monita until now; is it the building found between the redoubt and the church? I had a quick look on the internet, and couldn't find anything about Casa Monita. Could it have been a private building (farmhouse?) which was lightly fortified so as to protect the inhabitants from attacks?
By the way, do you know when the police station closed? The National Inventory listing here (published 2013) says that the redoubt is managed by the Police Department and the Scouts Association, but it might be outdated. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 20:22, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
  • It is the building between the redoubt and church yes. The old part is just the wall and the shooting boxes i photographed. The wall is similar to a redan butntall. The living quarters are not old. One of the sources you habe used for the article says that a redan was built but not clear which. The name Casa Monita is quite new in my belief as this fortified building was for sure not a house in its origin. Apparently the redoubt was a police station in operation long ago but remains in hands of the police. The police station there has moved two times. It is currently in two containers in the playing field next to church. The place is open and accessible through a window but I did not went it because of transpassing or similar. From what I saw it is abondoned and vandalised. The photos I uploaded should be removed from article if they remain unclear. The only one that should remain is the main one. Sorry for the mistake.Continentaleurope (talk) 23:56, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
  • @Continentaleurope: I think the term redan is used erroneously on the Marsaskala Local Council website - probably it refers to the boundary walls on the redoubt's gorge and flanks. Regarding Casa Monita, the only explanation I can think of is that the building might incorporate part of a coastal entrenchment. However, I can't find a source to support this, and it is just speculation on my part. For now, I removed the pictures of Casa Monita from the redoubt article, but I included one of the images in the Marsaskala article. Thanks for uploading the pics - particularly those of St. Thomas Tower, St. George's Tower and the Jerma Palace Hotel - they're really useful in illustrating the articles. :) Xwejnusgozo (talk) 01:58, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

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Ximenes Redoubt[edit]

The article of [Ximenes Redoubt]] requires update. Even the sources use about vandalism it imolies that restoration was ready. My photos are evident of this too. Similarly aslo Tal-Wejter Tower was restored but no source about it. Continentaleurope (talk) 16:44, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

  • @Continentaleurope: I updated the Ximenes Redoubt article, do you know if it has opened as a visitor centre as was originally planned? I can't find anything on the internet regarding the restoration of Tal-Wejter Tower, do you know when it was done and who carried it out? Was it restored after you took the photos? Xwejnusgozo (talk) 17:39, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Tal-Wejter: When I took the photos it was already restored and upper floor rebuilt - roof appears missing Ximenes - there are no graffiti now and when I went there it was not opened yet, maybe after they complete all projects in the road; so lets give it time.Continentaleurope (talk) 22:12, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

@Continentaleurope: I can see that some repair works have been done to the tower by comparing this 2012 photo and the more recent ones you took. However, I don't think it can be called a restoration as such, since the building is still dilapidated (and probably abandoned?). If you're able to find a source about the repairs/restoration, you can add it to the article. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 22:50, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

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Michael Gonzi[edit]

As long as I know Michael Gonzi is not even a priest much more not an archbishop. Why does the entry in Murder of Karin Grech link to him? There is a page confusion or must be a joke.Continentaleurope (talk) 19:16, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

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@Nevborg: I'll see if I can make it sometime. :) Both projects seem interesting, and I'd be happy to participate in the Europeana Art History Challenge, particularly in writing articles on the English or Maltese Wikipedias. I was already aware of Wiki Loves Monuments, but unfortunately I cannot take good photos with my mobile and I don't have a decent camera either. However, I would suggest involving User:Continentaleurope, who's already doing an excellent job in taking photos of landmarks and monuments around Malta. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 22:48, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
@Xwejnusgozo: I'm glad to hear that you're interested, it would be great to see you at one of our sessions sometime. We'll be holding a brief introductory session on the Europeana Art History Challenge this Saturday at 11am at St James Cavalier, please feel welcome to join us if you would like to do so. As for Wiki Loves Monuments, there is plenty of work to do aside from the photos themselves (making sure that the content of articles related to the monuments themselves are up to scratch, for instance!), so there are many ways to be involved without ever taking a photo :) Thanks for pointing me towards User:Continentaleurope, I will be speaking to him/her too! Nevborg (talk) 22:31, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
  • At the moment I am a bit busy to write articles while I already have drafted some that need to be finished off. By summmer I intend to cover most articles that I have suggested on wiki project Malta. Will be more available in two months.Continentaleurope (talk) 23:12, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Tower in Zejtun/Marsascala[edit]

Can you tell what is this tower please? There is a date 1603 and a family coat of arms on building next to it but maybe are unreliable.Continentaleurope (talk) 20:26, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

Tower in Malta.jpeg
@Continentaleurope: I did not know about this tower. I knew of two towers in Marsaskala which still don't have Wikipedia articles: Tal-Buttar Tower (located at 35°51′34.5″N 14°33′36.1″E / 35.859583°N 14.560028°E / 35.859583; 14.560028, more info here) and Tal-Gardiel Tower (located at 35°51′28.8″N 14°33′47.8″E / 35.858000°N 14.563278°E / 35.858000; 14.563278). However, the one in your picture is located at 35°51′22.1″N 14°32′50.3″E / 35.856139°N 14.547306°E / 35.856139; 14.547306 in the area of Ħal Tmiem, far from either Tal-Buttar or Tal-Gardiel towers. The 1987 book Bliet u Rħula Maltin does mention several other towers in Marsaskala (although it does not include Tal-Buttar or Tal-Gardiel, perhaps they're known by other names), but it does not illustrate/describe them well so I can't tell which one this is. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 21:09, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
  • The tower is about 400 years old but is not armed similar to other towers. I have many photos of it even close to it.
    Tower in Hal Tmiem.jpeg

There should be an article some day about Hal Tmiem. There are many vernacular houses and is a prime location of traditional housing. There are many barumbara (towers/follies) and this is is particularly different.Continentaleurope (talk) 21:28, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

    • I have photographed some structures today but cant figure out which could be the Buttar Tower.Continentaleurope (talk) 20:25, 17 April 2016 (UTC)
  • @Continentaleurope: The one you uploaded a pic of is Tal-Buttar Tower, not Tal-Gardiel. I can't find a pic of Tal-Gardiel Tower online; it seems to be surrounded by modern buildings, in a plot between Triq tal-Gardiel and Triq Vittorio Cassar. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 20:35, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

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Windmills[edit]

The article List of windmills in Malta have some mistakes such as the first windmill that links says is in Gozo and the fourth that should be replaced in alphabetical order. I uploaded some pics there. It appears that there are other msitakes such as some are reported as demolished but are not according tomoics and links (such as one in Gozo secrion). The whole article needs a check.Continentaleurope (talk) 22:38, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

  • @Continentaleurope: I agree that the list needs to be rewritten; if I have time I'll give it a shot. Thanks for uploading pics of the windmills, you did an excellent job in illustrating the list. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 16:30, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Carlo Gimach[edit]

In the article you wrote about Carlo Gimach it appears that you made a mistake when you wrote that he died in 1780; you meant 1730. Continentaleurope (talk) 19:13, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

@Continentaleurope: I corrected the mistake. Thanks for pointing it out! Xwejnusgozo (talk) 20:04, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Corradino Lines[edit]

Not sure if you noticed. I uploaded some pics on the Corradino Lines article. Pls arrange pics and remove those you do not think are appropriate. Is there anyhing there you wish me to photograph as well? Currently the ditch is occupied by the cleaning services who gently allowed me entry. Best side is partially visible from outside. There is like a battery and on the inner side there is a tennis court or sports... . It is planned to be used a a recreational park. I habe photos of the prison building too, not sure if you need them as well. Let me know. Continentaleurope (talk) 19:52, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

  • @Continentaleurope: Thanks for uploading the pics. I don't really know a lot about the layout of the lines, I have never actually been there and I don't recall ever reading a detailed description of the area. If you have pics of the prisons, feel free to upload them. Although there is no article on the Corradino Correctional Facility yet, the pics would be useful once the article is written. Meanwhile, I've been moving some of your photos to Wikimedia Commons, so they could be used in other language Wikipedias as well. Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 20:42, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

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Temple of Proserpina[edit]

I think you should read this p. 207 and copy the inscription from there rather than other sources unless you have a photo of the original inscription. Continentaleurope (talk) 19:19, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

@Continentaleurope: The original inscription (which has unfortunately been largely destroyed, only fragments survive) is pictured here. I just edited the article and included this source. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 19:29, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

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Ta' Tabibu Farmhouse[edit]

In line with the official name and the roadsigns and some sources the Ta' Tabibu farmhouse article should be named as Ta' Tabibu Farmhouse. I just uploaded some photos there, removed others and added the information box (pls revise it).Continentaleurope (talk) 17:19, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

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Valletta Wignacourt fountain at Marina[edit]

The Marina fountain, as part of the Wignacourt aqueduct, still exists. I tried to see whether the source you have used made any sense but it was either a misinterpretation by the sources's author or a typo/mistake. I have made some changes and uploaded pics of the fountain, but one or two pics should be removed because there is a cluster of pics now. I wish that if you have some time you may opt to archive the sources that I added and see if you would like to write a different version. Continentaleurope (talk) 13:54, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Royal Opera House, Valletta[edit]

Since 17 May till 20 June (more than a month) the Royal Opera House in Valletta 'belonged' to a certain Kyle Schembri. This was certainly a type of vandalism. I removed that and checked other contribution of the anonymous editor. There was one on the article of Ira Losco which was already removed. Continentaleurope (talk) 02:24, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Mount of Piety[edit]

Tomorrow I am visiting the Mount of Pieta in Valletta. Is there anthing there that you may know is interesting to photograph? I am given permission to photograph some parts of the building. By the way, I have several photographs of Valletta. Rest assured that in respect to you I would go and photograph any building in Valletta. I was given access to photograph some interiors as well. The DOI informed me that wikipedia can use their photos, similar to the USA system. All you need to do is give credit to the photographer and DOI, or just DOI if name is missing. Photos belonging to the DOI can be used anywhere but in the information of the photo should include that belongs to them. You do not need to include the reference in the articles but only in the photo information. The photos of DOI are important for Prime Ministers and Presents of Malta. Continentaleurope (talk) 20:46, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

@Continentaleurope: I never visited the Monte di Pietà (I only saw the building from the outside) so I cannot comment on what might be interesting to photograph. When the building was given to Giuseppe Cohen in 1749, a plaque (somewhat similar to this one at the Castellania) was installed at the building. This is no longer there (perhaps it was removed in 1773?), but I've seen pictures of it in books so it probably still exists. I don't know if it is somewhere inside the building, or in some museum or private collection, but if you come across it, please take a picture since it would be useful. You're doing a great job with the photos, and keep up the good work. Regarding other buildings in Valletta, I can't think of any others which still need a picture (except for the housing estates instead of the Slaves' Prison, but that's not a priority).
By the way, sorry for not responding for your earlier messages on my talk page since I was busy with exams. Regarding the Wignacourt fountain, I did not know that it still existed, I had just assumed that it was destroyed over time. I intend to rewrite parts of the Wignacourt Aqueduct article (and perhaps nominate it to Good article status), so I will address these issues. Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 21:00, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
@Continentaleurope: I know it's not in Valletta, but if you happen to be in Floriana, could you please take a pic of the Wignacourt Water Tower since restoration is now complete and it looks much better now? Xwejnusgozo (talk) 21:05, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

You will have them by tomorrow. Block of flats, Floriana water tower, and search for plaque. There are still original windows at the mount of piety that are used to serve clients, a nice central courtyard, some restored parts, other parts are undergoing restoration, some parts are offices and nothing interesting. There are still several houses in Valletta that require an article. I have a photograph of them but will keep until an article pop up. Note that some townhouses are called Palazzo but they are not palaces. TBH I was writing an article about the Admiralty House. I added sources that give you further knowledge about the palace. It was originally known as Palazzo Sousa y Silva after the first resident, was known as Miari after the last resident before the French and last knight to occupy it and Admiraly...however the source i gave you clearly states other names.. It changed name every time a new lease was comtracted. The coat of arms were defaced during the french. The architecture is rococo but similar to baroque. However Belli was famous for his baroque staircase part 1. The palace is mention in part2. Some chnages will be taking place ([1]). I had a dissertation, assignments and exams too. :) Continentaleurope (talk) 21:28, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

@Continentaleurope: Thanks for finding those sources, when I have time (probably tomorrow or this weekend) I'll add more info to the article. I also found this detailed monograph about the Admiralty House, which should also be useful. If your article has info which is missing in my article, please add it. :) Xwejnusgozo (talk) 21:53, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

That monograph is the main source I was speaking about that gives all the information you need to then nominate it to GA. I included that in the further reading part some hours agp before this conversation. It is that source that gives all the names, french perios, and bibliographies. Frendo basis his observations on that actually.Continentaleurope (talk) 22:03, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

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Hostel de Verdelin[edit]

I am sure that the Hostel de Verdelin was built in the 1650s since in 1662 the premises were already transferred to his brother Paul and in 1666 was elected/chosen. The 1662 and 1666 and 1660s are all mistakes by the tourist guides and unprofessional reasearch. The academia source is most correct. I believe the other date should be put in a note and not in the main text. Clearly should state the claims of the dates and what actually happened on those dates. Continentaleurope (talk) 15:05, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

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Castellania[edit]

I posted some comments on the talk page and only did some edits on the main page of Castellania. I have some photos from different views of the statues of lady justice if you want. Try to address my minor comments. It is already a GA status according to me but my comments if addressed can make it a better articles. I managed to understand how to archive a source but it took me some time to do so. Do you need more photos of Valletta apart from the house near Castille? I uploaded several pics recently. I do have photos of roman villa in Hal Millieri and Hal Safi if you decide to write an article.Continentaleurope (talk) 22:18, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

@Continentaleurope: I read your comments on the talk page, if I have time I'll add more info to the article tomorrow. Regarding Valletta, I can't think of anything else for the moment (except for Auberge d'Italie when restoration is fully complete with bust back in place etc - but I don't think it's finished yet), but if you find an interesting building or a coat of arms etc which still doesn't have any photos on Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons, I would take a picture. If you have photos of the Hal Millieri and Hal Safi Roman villas, you can upload them even though for the time being I'm not planning to write an article about them (until now I wasn't aware of Roman remains in those areas) as they can be useful in the future. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 22:39, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

French Occupation[edit]

Ever came accross this source? It is the full history in detail about the French occupation of Malta from the French and British perspectives. Maybe you should archive the source and set it under further reading of that article. Thanks. Continentaleurope (talk) 18:31, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Siege of Malta (1798-1800)[edit]

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Castellania[edit]

According to the book Bliet u Rhula Maltin, the Castellania was built by 1748 (as also written on the inscription in latin). It also says that works continued and mentioned the date of the architect in 1756 and end of works in 1760. Maybe it started ro function but other works were going on. It says that the chapel stopped functioning since 1855. It says those condemed to death were taken to the chapel for prayers and then followed by a procession till Floriana where they are executed (or close to city gate?). The procession was with the Brotherhood (priests or prayer groups?) walking in front and the executer a the the back of the condemned (omit this part as I am only explainign context). It also says that is was The Gas Office (l-Ufficju Tal-Gass) after it the courts were moved (another source I read said that the entrance was where back then was the entrance and exit of the prison, on the side). It was the gas office simaltanously when used by a tenant and a school. The school was projected by director Paolo Pullicino and opened to the public in April 1856 during the government of William Reid with a monthly payment of 5 'xelini' and a yearly rent of £100. The gvernment paid for the sallaries of the teachers. It further described the interior statues of Justice with the scales. The Gas office was still there until the book was written (2005?). One of the Architects is Bonnici or Bonici? book says Bonnici but not an issue. If by any chance you wish to give me your email I can sent you the full text but it is up to you. It would be interesting to add this info but if done do it before the GA study starts or after. I thought you should know this info since it would be better to make things clear specifically the dates since I wish wikipedia remains reliable as much as possible.

If you need more photos about the Cecilia Chapel please let me know and will take some time to upload them.Continentaleurope (talk) 20:41, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

@Continentaleurope: The date on the inscription is "MDCCLVIII", meaning 1758 (maybe the building opened in that year but was fully completed in 1760?). I added a note stating that some sources claim that construction began in 1748. I changed the date when the chapel was deconsecrated to "19th century" to avoid the contradictory claims that it stopped functioning in 1855 or 1888. The surname of the architect Giuseppe Bonici is sometimes incorrectly written as "Bonnici", but reliable sources generally use "Bonici". Feel free to add some info about the Gas Office etc. Regarding Santa Cecilia Chapel, the pics you uploaded here and on Wikimedia Commons are already good enough, but if you have more it can't hurt to upload them if you wish. Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 22:53, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Tas-Samra Battery[edit]

The two canons in front of Tas-Samra Battery are the armaments and remains of the battery. See this source here Continentaleurope (talk) 18:37, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

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Notre Dame Gate[edit]

The Notre Dame Gate at Birgu was designed by Romano Carapecchia and there is no doubt about that; the walls or lines of Cottonera were likely designed by Mederico who was a military engineer or likely so. Carapecchia's designs are recognisable to some extent and they are most of them found in London. When Mederico is attributed with a Baroque or very decorated façade do doubt it. His focus was rich in defence rather than aesthetically pleasing architecture.Continentaleurope (talk) 22:08, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for reverting my removal of links to the article San Lawrenz. I should (of course) have done that myself when I restored the deleted article, but I didn't think to do it. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 13:37, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

@JamesBWatson: No problem. :) Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 13:39, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

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Villa Golcher[edit]

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Some photos that are categorized as Casa Grognet are actually of Villa Golcher which is of another large residence on the other side of Mosta. Please consider recategorize them and kindly find them on the side on this message.Continentaleurope (talk) 18:08, 30 October 2016 (UTC)

List of types of revenue stamps[edit]

Now that i did a load of work to improve and rescue this list, can you please go through it and fill in the rest of the missing article links even if they will be redlinks. I'm not entirely familiar with all the countries. If not then please give me some pointers and I'll try to do it. Thanks ww2censor (talk) 23:09, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

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Category:Entrenchments in Malta has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Entrenchments in Malta, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Rathfelder (talk) 10:26, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Times of Malta[edit]

Lots of work went to trash. It is useless that we have been archiving articles of the Times of Malta since now they inserted robot.txt and this will not allow you to see the previously archived sources, nor archive others. Hence the Times is less reliable in the long run but they are likely to archive their own articles themselves on the website. What ever is the case, the newspaper's articles lost their value for research and instant verification. You can verify that they did this here. The site have been archived 17,596 timesContinentaleurope (talk) 14:46, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

@Continentaleurope: It's very annoying that they inserted robots.txt. The archived pages should be re-archived using a website which also archives pages with robots.txt, such as WebCite. This site still works with the Times of Malta, for example I archived this page just now. Unfortunately it takes longer for pages to be archived on WebCite than on the Wayback Machine, and it would require an enormous effort to re-archive every source. Currently I'm quite busy, but when I have I'll try to help. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 17:05, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Allow me to suggest that perhaps you should archive their sources without showing it on reference. Perhaps just write "access date" and then archive any source anywhere possible. The access date would be enough to know when the source, approximately, was archived even without stating the archive source. I have observed that a number of editors do this on other major articles.

I have uploaded some photos which you have requested, including Auberge de France.Continentaleurope (talk) 18:29, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Apparently Times of Malta have updated their copyright and consider archives as violation of their intellectual property (see)Continentaleurope (talk) 00:09, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

Armeria di Rispetto[edit]

The large building next to the Fortification Centre was the Armeria di Rispetto (magazines of the Falconeria).

Your GA nomination of Auberge d'Italie[edit]

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History of Malta[edit]

Hello. I noticed that you are the author chronological articles about the history of Malta:

However, I would like to point out that "1091–1530" was a very long period in the history of Malta (mainly under the rule of the County of Sicily and Kingdom of Sicily) and... ... still do not exist article about this: History of Malta under Sicily or neutral name History of Malta (1091–1530). You are an expert in this field, you may want to create such an article in the near future? :) Subtropical-man (talk / en-2) 22:11, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

@Subtropical-man: I do intend to write such an article in the future, but currently I am very busy and I don't have time to do so. Eventually, there should also be articles about:
When I have time I'll try to work on these articles. :) Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 18:51, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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I noticed that you are the nominator of the above GA candidate. Have started my Review - would welcome your input. Shearonink (talk) 00:57, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

The referencing issues need to be fixed before the Review can proceed. Shearonink (talk) 00:27, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Auberge d'Italie[edit]

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New Page Review - newsletter No.2[edit]

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New Page Review - newsletter No.3[edit]

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Fortifications help[edit]

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Hi Xwejnusgozo, you've done excellent work on the fortifications of Malta and was hoping you might help me. How would you classify the fortification at the bottom of the photo on the right? It's some kind of causeway extending from the wall, behind which stands a gate (below and to the right of the photographer). It's from Acre, so Ottoman, probably late 18th century. Thank you.

@Poliocretes: Although I am very interested in the subject, I'm far from an expert on fortifications. I've never seen a fortification similar to the one in your photo, and I still didn't understand exactly what it is. It might be similar to a barbican, but I'm not sure. You can try looking it up in Stephen C. Spiteri's Illustrated Glossary of Terms used in Military Architecture which is available online here, although that resource seems to focus more on European fortifications rather than Ottoman. Have you tried searching about the walls of Acre, perhaps there is some info or a map which describes this feature? I'll get back to you if I find any information about this. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 15:30, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, great, I'll look it up. This, btw, is what it looks like from below. Poliocretes (talk) 18:51, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
@Poliocretes: Seeing the structure, it does remind me of this barbican in Fort St. Angelo. Both structures are quite similar and seem to date from roughly the same era, and the St. Angelo barbican protects a ramp leading from the fort's main gate, while the Acre structure is protecting a gate. I'm still not 100% sure, but it does seem to fit in Spiteri's definition as "an outer work defending the gate of a castle or citadel, frequently a fortified gate house." Xwejnusgozo (talk) 19:20, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Triton Fountain[edit]

I will upload some other photos of the dismantling of the fountain. However I am finding difficulty to upload photos one by one. Is there another way to upload a group of photos together when it is the same subject? Thanks for the help.Continentaleurope (talk) 16:58, 17 April 2017 (UTC) Continentaleurope (talk) 16:58, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

@Continentaleurope: Have you tried using the UploadWizard? Although I haven't uploaded anything for quite a while now, if I recall correctly it should allow you to upload multiple files at once. I think you still need to add details and categories one by one though. Regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 17:22, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
@Xwejnusgozo: Thanks for the information. It is allowing me to upload about 20 pics at a time. You will need to name the first one and then gives you an option to regenerate the name and adding a different number at the end. I will used this method to upload about 5k pics.Continentaleurope (talk) 20:53, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Wirt Ghawdex[edit]

Hi Xwejnusgozo. Would it help if I suggested some extra material for your Wirt Ghawdex page? I am one of their volunteers, very new to Wikipedia editing, but could maybe make a contribution here. GiovanniGozo (talk) 15:49, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

@GiovanniGozo: First of all sorry for the late reply, I've been a bit busy lately. Feel free to edit/add content to the Wirt Għawdex page, and if you want I'll take a look at the page once you finished editing to see if it is OK. Your contributions would definitely be welcome! Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 10:29, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
@Xwejnusgozo: Thanks for that. I'll get to work and show you the results. I hope to do more in due course but am just finding my way. Best regards, GiovanniGozo (talk) 14:56, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - Newsletter No.4[edit]

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ITN recognition for Maltese general election, 2017[edit]

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Grenfell Tower fire[edit]

I added Category:Brexit because the fire is likely to lead to a delay in the Tory/DUP alliance being formed, and thus a delay in the opening of the Brexit negotiations. Please would you undo your edit? Mjroots (talk) 19:32, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

@Mjroots: I don't think that it's enough to justify the addition of Category:Brexit. The article is about the fire, not its implications on Brexit. After the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, campaigning for the general election was suspended, but the page on the attack is not in Category:United Kingdom general election, 2017. However, if you feel that the Brexit category should still be added, go ahead and undo my edit and other users who are more familiar with the subject can decide whether or not to keep it. --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 20:08, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
In the spirit of WP:BRD, I'll raise this at talk and see what consensus develops. Will copy the above over. Mjroots (talk) 20:11, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
FYI, consensus is against me. Mjroots (talk) 07:36, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer Newsletter[edit]

Hello Xwejnusgozo, thank you for your efforts reviewing new pages!
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