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December 2012[edit]

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Estonia Star[edit]

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For redoing the List of castles in Estonia as a table with images, names, construction dates, locations, and current state. DThomsen8 (talk) 12:14, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

List of palaces and manor houses in Estonia[edit]

You have done good work on the List of palaces and manor houses in Estonia. I would encourage you to learn how to create talk pages with the appropriate WikiProject templates, and how to add See also entries for like articles in the other two Baltic states. You can see some examples where I have added talk page templates and See also sections or entries to articles you have created. I am doing this for new articles on a wide variety of topics, but I encourage those who create new articles to also create new talk pages, too. Please leave any reply or request for help right here, because I am watching your talk page and will see it soon. --DThomsen8 (talk) 14:23, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks a lot, and thanks for your earlier encouragement and award! I will certainly look into how to make proper talk pages, I wasn't sure whether I should do this myself or if I should wait for someone to review the article and also do this, but I will now of course look into how to do it properly. It's very kind of you to take the time to help out and encourage others, very much appreciated! Cheers for now, Yakikaki (talk) 14:34, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
Hi again, now I've added WikiProject templates to the List of palaces and manor houses in Estonia, was it something like this that you had in mind? -Yakikaki (talk) 15:12, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
Can you speak Estonian, I mean are you a native speaker ? Krenakarore TK 02:41, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Definitely not native speaking, no. A few words. I used to work in Estonia and since then I'm in love with the country, the people, the culture. Yakikaki (talk) 09:36, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
The way how you work... it's very similar to mine, I mean, the way how we layout the article when we create it. Hmm... I saw this Henrik Fleming at Purtse Castle. I think you should copy, paste and create it... if you don't mind me asking you that...:) ! Krenakarore TK 17:58, 20 April 2013 (UTC)
I'll gladly do that, but don't you wish to do it yourself? Cheers, Yakikaki (talk) 09:56, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
Absolutely, I have more than 4 million articles at my disposal...:) Go ahead ! Cheers, Krenakarore TK 13:26, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
Said and done! Thanks for doing all the work! ;) Yakikaki (talk) 14:32, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Kaarma[edit]

Hey, you sure that Kaarma church isn't actually in Kirikuküla, Kaarma Parish? Also then adding inline references as you did there, you should provide them at least at end of each paragraph, not only at end of section. Btw, overall very nice contributions.--Staberinde (talk) 15:59, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Hey, terribly sorry - you're absolutely right! I've moved the info about the church to where it belongs. Thanks for pointing it out! Yakikaki (talk) 09:23, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Kirikuküla, Kaarma Parish[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 14:06, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Carl Timoleon von Neff[edit]

Few tips about DYK. First, DYK articles need to have 1500 characters of prose, so it seems too short at the moment. I personally use that website [1] as it shows characters without spaces, so prose part can be easily copied and measured (it counts citations too which shouldn't be counted, but that will matter only in close borderline cases). Second, I would suggest including image in nomination whenever good one with no licensing issues is available. Its sort of hit and miss as only 1 of 7 DYKs get image on main page, but always worth trying if there is good image available (that portrait looks good enough). Finally, there were some formatting issues in your nomination which I tried to fix [2], main article should be bolded, and it seems that you forgot to put your name where author goes then creating nomination.--Staberinde (talk) 18:30, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for the help, it's my first attempt so it felt a little shaky. I'll try to fix this stuff and hopefully eventually we can have another DYK. Also, a big thank you for all your other effort, like creating the DYK for Kirikuküla and so on. Very much appreciated! -Yakikaki (talk) 19:01, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
No problem, as so productive newcomers are very rare find, I felt that I should try to help along. It is very easy to mess up various formatting details in wikipedia. Btw, I nominated your Holy Ghost Church article too [3]. At first I considered suggesting you to nominate those articles yourself, but then I figured that this would require first explaining what DYK is and then where and how to nominate etc. As I am very lazy bastard I figured it's easier for me to simply nominate few, and if you like the idea then you can follow example and figure it all out yourself :) --Staberinde (talk) 19:42, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
Oh, how nice :D

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Carl Timoleon von Neff at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Julia\talk 21:44, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Sorry Staberinde, I hadn't looked at this talk page before reviewing at DYK, so I didn't realise you were already helping Yakikaki with the article. Sorry if I've stepped on your toes! Julia\talk 21:45, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
Nah, it's ok. I didn't seriously review that nomination, I just noticed few very obvious beginner mistakes and decided to give a quick heads up.--Staberinde (talk) 08:03, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
Hi, I've tried to improve the article, please let me know what you think. Thanks for all the help! Yakikaki (talk) 20:58, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
Much better! I've just made a couple of minor changes and added a reference. Your article caught my eye on the DYK nomination page because of the Estonian connection - I wrote Kuremaa and have been really wanting to visit Estonia ever since! Julia\talk 22:02, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
Aha, then at least there are two non-Estonians who share the same fascination ;) I lived there for a year two years ago and became strangely captivated by the country and the people. If you get a chance to go you should! :) Yakikaki (talk) 17:42, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Agusalu Nature Reserve[edit]

Agusalu Nature Reserve and others are very well done, but are without WikiProject template pages. I have added several such pages for you and reviewed the articles in the past. I would like you to learn to do talk pages. You can reply to me right here.--DThomsen8 (talk) 01:50, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your comment, and for all your help earlier as well! I am, however, a bit unsure of what it is exactly that you mean - could you please elaborate a bit? Do you mean that I should create the template itself, because I thought I had done so at Talk:Agusalu Nature Reserve, or do you mean rating it (which I thought was only for users with review status?), or something else? Many thanks! Yakikaki (talk) 18:01, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
You should add class=stub for one or two references, or class=start for three or more inline citations. In general, importance=low for most of your articles. Remember that you do not review the articles, I or some other editor will do that, and will look at ratings you put in. --DThomsen8 (talk) 20:37, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
OK, thanks a lot, that makes it a lot clearer. I'll try to remember it for new articles and add it to the ones I did so far - as soon as I can. Cheers, Yakikaki (talk) 20:42, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Carl Timoleon von Neff[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:03, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Estonia#Articles[edit]

Looking at the Wikipedia:WikiProject Estonia#Articles, you will see several articles without class and/or importance. I have fixed some of them, but your assistance in fixing more would be welcomed. Estonia can be brought down to an occasional article. --DThomsen8 (talk) 17:17, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

I'll be glad to help out if I can. A question though - in many cases it seems to be easy to asses the importance as low and the quality as stub (a lot of stubs out there...) but are there any guidelines if I'm unsure? Especially concerning importance. I tried to google it but so far didn't find any. Yakikaki (talk) 21:09, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
There are a lot of stubs, 0, or 1, or 2 references. 3 or more is start, and you may see some start articles with less than 2. Change articles with 3 or more references to start, and remove stub tags in the article. Sometimes a stub has more references added, but stub is not changed. Leave any article without a class, or an importance, if you are unsure, and I will fix them when there are only a few left.--DThomsen8 (talk) 17:28, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
OK, thanks for the answer Yakikaki (talk) 18:04, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
You are a big help on talk pages, but you should fix an other templates when you fix the Estonia template. See Talk:Hannes Kaasik as an example.--DThomsen8 (talk) 00:50, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Aha, all right. Yakikaki (talk) 20:24, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Church of the Holy Ghost, Tallinn[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your excellent work on Church of the Holy Ghost, Tallinn, keep them coming! ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 15:18, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your excellent work on Estonian topics, keep up the great work in addressing systematic bias! ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 15:23, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Autopatrolled status[edit]

I would like to nominate you for Autopatrolled status, which has a requirement of creating 50 articles. I suspect you have done many more, but I would like confirmation from you. --DThomsen8 (talk) 16:03, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Oh, how very flattering. I'm afraid I haven't, though - at least I think not. Most of the stuff I've done is expanded stubs, actually. But is there any convenient way I could check, apart from going through my contribution history manually, so to speak? Yakikaki (talk) 19:02, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
You can see it here: link --Staberinde (talk) 19:46, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! I have a few to go, then... Also, I wanted to say that the two of you are extremely helpful and much appreciated. Yakikaki (talk) 19:54, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
I just realised I've done fifty-one articles by now, in case it's still relevant with autopatrolled status. Better late than never, I suppose... ;) Cheers, Yakikaki (talk) 18:17, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

RE: Kuremaa architect[edit]

Hiya, sorry it's taken me such a long time to answer your message. But I finally have - here! Julia\talk 18:16, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Stenbock House[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 08:02, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Tihu Nature Reserve[edit]

I added stub tags to this article, but if you don't think there is much more to add, then just delete them. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:53, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for taking the time! I don't have any more information about it at the moment. but there may be others who do so let's keep the tags :) Yakikaki (talk) 20:03, 20 March 2013 (UTC)


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No, please keep me posed, I will probably remove it once I've read it though, since it takes up a bit of space. Thanks a lot! Yakikaki (talk) 20:32, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Johann Heinrich Baumann[edit]

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ANON IP 75.51.171.124[edit]

Hello. There appears to be an anonymous IP 75.51.171.124 editwarring on various articles here on Wiki.. I have had to revert this editor's deleting of sourced information twice already 1. [4] 2. [5]. I am posting this because I noticed that you too had to revert the same type of edits from the same IP [6]. LoveMonkey (talk) 13:46, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Hey, thanks a lot for the heads up. I'll keep my eyes open in case there's more of the kind. Yakikaki (talk) 18:12, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
Well it has escalated just letting you know. LoveMonkey (talk) 00:03, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Karja church[edit]

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Ichthus[edit]

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Montana Ghost Town Preservation Society[edit]

Thank you for your offer to help. I need it. First question: how do I know I am dealing with someone who can help while yet anoher person is busily reviewing and removing what I put on the page? Someone named singularity42 has been busy behind the scenes undoing what I am trying to accomplish. If you advise me what to do, how can I prevent some other wikipedian from disagreeing and overriding it?

Next question: what constitute a reliable, non-trivial source? I have read the section regarding such and need understanding of: - newspaper articles and whether they are considered reliable, trusted, non-trivial, etc. for instance, an article in a large, regional paper that praises the society for its role in preserving historical sites. Is that non-trivial? - what about the need to link to non-trivial sources? To use the same example, what if the article has not yet been digitized,exists only in hard-copy or on microfilm, and thus can't be linked <a href =".."> or whatyever wiki's syntax is? Is a criterion for trusted/reliable/non-trivial that the source acvtually be online?

About the article being an orphan because no other articles link to it: sorry, I don't understand this. How does one construct a set of articles where one of the articles is the top of the pyramid, so to speak, and the other articles are sub-topics? At present none of the other, subsidiary articles exist and therefore can't point back to the parent; but they will over time assuming I survive this experience. Also, don't categories count as links?

Help would be welcome - --Chuckflood (talk) 16:11, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I'm sorry I didn't see that Singularity42 is already engaged in trying to help you. I don't want to jump into your discussion, not least since Singularity42 is a more experienced editor than I am and it looks to me as though he or she is really trying to help you out here. I guess that would be my answer to your first question. It may seem frustrating, but as Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, it is important to have verifiable, sound sources. If you do have them - whether on-line of off-line - you should name them and incorporate them into the article; I'm afraid nothing else will do the trick.

About your second question, I also think Singularity42 is trying to point you in the right direction. As an addition to what he/she has already said, see WP:SOURCEACCESS. Basically, off-line sources are just as reliable as on-line sources. But you still have to tell the reader of the article what they are.

About the article being an orphan, it simply means that no articles on Wikipedia at this stage links to it. This is not as pressing an issue. But eventually, you might wish to visit other articles on the same subject, and try to link them to this one, so that one can move easily between Wikipedia-articles.

I hope this helps you out a bit. All the best, Yakikaki (talk) 17:09, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Yakikaki, thanks for helping out here. Chuckflood, believe it or not, I really have been trying to point you in the right directions so you could improve your article. (I think you may be upset with me for deleting the information you copy-pasted from the official website, but as I have tried to point out, it was a copyright violation.) I see you might still have some questions above (such as what role Categories play, etc.). If you still want help, please feel free to let me or Yakikaki know. Singularity42 (talk) 17:15, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you both for trying to help, and please accept my apologies for being frustrated. Unfortunately (for me) I attempted to create 3 different articles at the same time - 1 for a person, 1 for a place, 1 for an organization - to get a feel for how to go about it for each type of page I am interested in setting up (i.e. infobox types). And I ran into a buzz-storm of what was wrong with them, wih no less than 6 people reviewing them, sometimes with different opinions and somewhat contradictory advice. My fault for taking on a bit too much on my first outing. What I would ask is that you bear with me on two fronts: - understanding what is acceptable as a reliable, non-trivial source; yes, I've read the definitions but that doesn't mean I fully understand them. I will be inserting what I hope are acceptable sources in the article - I can't devote more than a short time to this just now. I will try to make modifications daily, to see what sticks and what doesn't, but if/when I don't get it right and don't make revisions per your comments please understand that I'm off doing other things and will get to it as soon as time allows.

Again, thanks. --Chuckflood (talk) 16:17, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Chuckflood, no problem. I think it already looks a lot better. And I understand your frustration completely, and I for my part would like to apologise for that, since it's also the more experienced editors' responsibility to be nice to newbies and I was acting too rashly in starting to tag your article when another user was already helping you out. I'm sorry for that.

I hope we haven't scared you away - as I said, I really find your article fascinating, as I'm a history and architecture fan myself. Take care!

Best, Yakikaki (talk) 17:54, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Master Majestatis[edit]

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DYK for Bunge church[edit]

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Swedish churches[edit]

Thank you Yakikaki for your interesting new articles on Swedish churches. I see you have been using the Swedish approach of not capitalizing "church". For future reference, in English it is more usual to use capitalization, for example "Gammelgarn church" should be "Gammelgarn Church". Keep up the good work.--Ipigott (talk) 20:58, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your feedback! I'll make sure to capitalise it in the future :) Cheers, Yakikaki (talk) 20:05, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your kind words on Danish churches. I've been following your recent work on Gotland. You are doing a great job too.--Ipigott (talk) 07:29, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Lau Church[edit]

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DYK for Lye Church[edit]

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DYK for Hemse Church[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

It's really great to see these churches on the main page as DYKs. I notice several of the churches you have been covering have medieval frescos. I was wondering whether we should add a category Category:Church frescos in Sweden along the lines of Category:Church frescos in Denmark. The wall paintings in southern Sweden certainly seem to be an important aspect of Swedish art (see Category:Swedish art). Maybe the church frescos should also be specifically mentioned in the Medieval and Gothic Art section of the article on Swedish art. As you probably know, many of the church frescos in Scania are similar to those in Denmark, some apparently being painted by the same artists or workshops. I have tried to provide a more extensive introduction to the Danish frescos in Church frescos in Denmark. Sooner or later it might be interesting to write a similar article on the Swedish frescos.--Ipigott (talk) 11:00, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your feedback! I've read the article about Danish church frescos, it's really great. I think it's a good idea to do as you propose, as especially on mainland Sweden there are even more interesting frescos. There is actually a mention about the most famous known fresco master, Albertus Pictor in the Swedish art article, but it could probably be expanded and re-written. I'll have a busy week ahead of me so I'll see how much time I will have, but I think your ideas are very good. Cheers, Yakikaki (talk) 16:41, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
Glad you found my suggestion interesting. As you've probably seen, I've already created the Category:Church frescos in Sweden and am happy to say that I have been able to add 32 articles to it, although some are still rather scanty. I was also interested to see how many of your Gotland churches were relevant. There's no rush to write a specific article on the general subject now but it may be interesting to create articles about some of the Swedish churches noted for their frescos which have not yet been covered. I see there are quite a few. Maybe we should start with some of those which already have images in Commons (see http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Frescos_in_Swedish_Churches). The Danish Nordens Kirker has also covered many historic churches in Scania (see http://www.nordenskirker.dk/Alfabetisk.htm where you can simply scan through the article for "Skåne") and has the advantage of providing Creative Commons photographs which can immediately be used in Wikipedia articles: you will find most of them are already on Commons. More pertinent information can be found by simply doing a Google search on "kalkmålningar". There is of course also lots of interesting information in the Swedish Wikipedia - see http://sv.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AS%C3%B6k&profile=default&search=kalkm%C3%A5lningar&fulltext=Search&searchengineselect=mediawiki although unfortunately the articles are usually poorly referenced. I don't want to bog you down in too much information at this stage but I do seriously think it would be a good idea to write new articles about some of the Swedish churches noted for their frescos, and perhaps enhance some of the existing articles with additional information and images. I don't want to promise too much of my time (I tend to get involved in all kinds of things in addition to my special interest in Denmark and Luxembourg) but I would be happy to assist as time permits. Maybe we could share some of the work. I have a good working knowledge of Swedish in addition to Danish. Would it be useful for me to prepare a list of churches deserving special attention or would you like to suggest priorities yourself? --Ipigott (talk) 14:55, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
Sorry for my late answer, I didn't see your reply until late yesterday for some reason. You've done a lot of work already I can see! My intention is actually to write a few more articles about the churches on Gotland and then probably move on to churches in Uppland, where I know there are plenty of churches with wonderful frescos - I was visiting one of them this weekend, actually. An idea is to split the work according to province? Isn't there quite a bit of literature about churches in Skåne i Danish, for example? After all, it was Danish at the time. (And I see you've already made some work there!) It's an idea, at least. Please come with suggestions of interesting churches if you have, in Skåne or elsewhere, and I'll be happy to start digging. I have a reasonably good library nearby, and there's quite some good information available there which can't be found on the internet, so I can perhaps dig a bit deeper as well. I'm planning to do a raid there during the weekend. What do you think? --Yakikaki (talk) 16:55, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for you kind offer. Yes, we could split some of the work by region and I would be happy to make a start on Skåne. I've actually started the list which you can see at List of church frescos in Sweden. I've include some which already have articles and others which need to be added. I thought I would put it up now as a guide although as you can see, many more churches need to be included. I'll try to add as many as I can over the next few days.--Ipigott (talk) 09:23, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Oh, that's wonderful! Thanks a lot, I will do my best to contribute! Have a great weekend, Yakikaki (talk) 07:44, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Öja Church[edit]

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DYK nomination of Roslags-Bro Church[edit]

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DYK for Roslags-Bro Church[edit]

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DYK for Lärbro Church[edit]

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Uppsala Cathedral[edit]

We've finally been doing quite a bit of work on Uppsala Cathedral. I'm not sure whether you are in Sweden or Tallinn at the moment but I wondered whether you would like to look through the article, possibly with the help of some of the Swedish literature which I cannot access now that I have returned to Luxembourg. If you are too busy with other things, don't worry.--Ipigott (talk) 20:37, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Just seen you've been writing about St. Mary's Church, Ystad. Must visit it on my next trip to Bornholm.--Ipigott (talk) 20:41, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your appreciative comments. One thing you could add on Uppsala is a bit of background on the frescos which decorate the vaults and walls of the nave. They are clearly visible in several of the photographs on Commons (including the one in the article) and though I have found references to their rediscovery, I have found nothing on the artists involved, the workshops, etc. Some may even have been completely repainted by Zettervall & Co. If you are in Sweden, the public libraries should be able to help. See the bibliography. There's no rush.--Ipigott (talk) 15:57, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
Sure, I'll see what I can find. Without having any sources right now, I remember having heard several times that Zetterwall supposedly destroyed more than he restored, and tried to make the Cathedral more "medieval" than the medieval church itself was, but there may be a touch of urban legend to that. I'll look into the books. Yakikaki (talk) 16:04, 27 September 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for your edits and work on Swedish churches. Any of Ragnar Persenius, Gladsaxehus, Burchard Precht, Lågskär might interest you to collaborate with.♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:32, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, doctor, though I should be the one thanking you! The article has undergone a wonderful change. I'll see if I can help out on any of these articles. Yakikaki (talk) 08:45, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

You might be interested to hear that I've finally found some details of the old frescos in a presentation on the six "Uppsala domkyrka" volumes published in 2010. The overview by Jan von Bonsdorff also gives lots of useful architectural details. You can access it here. It therefore looks as if the fresco decorations in the nave came with Zettervall at the end of the 19th century. I will be drawing on the article for other details of the history and architecture in the next day or two.--Ipigott (talk) 14:31, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, Ian! I'm impressed by what you've been able to dig up! (And I'm still upset my local library has so little about the cathedral.) All the best, Yakikaki (talk) 19:24, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Övedskloster Manor[edit]

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DYK for Vaksala Church[edit]

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Composers[edit]

Hi, you might be interested in expanding Karl Leichter ‎and Eduard Oja.♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:50, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, I'll see what I can contribute :) Yakikaki (talk) 18:07, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Fredrik Magnus Piper[edit]

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A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Nice edits. Olowe2011 (talk) 16:06, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much :) Yakikaki (talk) 16:18, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Trolle-Ljungby Castle[edit]

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Renaissance architecture[edit]

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I am very curious to know why these two buildings are called the "House of Blackheads"!

Amandajm (talk) 23:47, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the encouragement and the advice, much appreciated. I saw you have already copyedited the section, thanks! Yes, the Brotherhood of Blackheads is a fascinating story in itself. It was a guild of unmarried merchants-cum-soldiers who were active in the Baltic states from medieval times up until the early 1920s.

Ciao, Yakikaki (talk) 18:06, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Skederid Church[edit]

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Tartupeedia[edit]

I thought I should let you know that Tartu is embarking on a QRcode project called Tartupeedia along the lines of Monmouthpedia and Gibraltarpedia. I believe you speak Estonian so you might be interested in helping with the English versions of the articles. The Sports Museum have been using the QR approach since June 2012 - so they seem to have some experince (see here. Let me know if you become involved.--Ipigott (talk) 14:53, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Sorry for my late response, I've had a very busy week at work. Thank you for the information, Ian! Unfortunately, I don't speak Estonian other than a few words (much to my own frustration), but I'm very glad to see the project up and running. Best, Yakikaki (talk) 08:23, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Enåker Church[edit]

Thanks for helping the wiki Victuallers (talk) 16:02, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Estonia under Swedish rule[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:08, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations on having your article get 5,000 views! I have added it to Wikipedia:Did you know/Statistics. StAnselm (talk) 20:49, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
Oh, wow - thanks! :) Yakikaki (talk) 21:31, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

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Do you want the new hook? Eh, the "good old Swedish times"? De gamla goda tiderna, eller? Hafspajen (talk) 21:52, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

The new hook looks great, the article is good to go. And yes, gamla goda svensktiden, or, since they speak Estonian in Estonia, vana hea Rootsi aeg :-) Yakikaki (talk) 19:12, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Well, I can't speak Estonian, but I do speak Swedish.. .Hafspajen (talk) 19:41, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Looks like it went of anyway. And I was Not meaning YOU by saying that this could have managed better. It was not you who got that article off the queue (well it was really prep) and quite undiplomatically removed the tick - well, that was a bit upsetting, and the problem was not so big, as stated - so there was no need really for all this, I really feel sad that it hurt people who worked with it and it was not fair. Hafspajen (talk) 17:44, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
Don't be sad, it's a great article and it made it through eventually, and in the end that is the most important thing. I really hope you'll continue making them, Wikipedia needs more article about hopelessly romantic gardens :) Yakikaki (talk) 18:35, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Driehaus Architecture Prize nomination for "In the News"[edit]

Hi! I nominated today's Driehaus Architecture Prize laureate Pier Carlo Bontempi to be featured on the start page of Wikipedia at "In the News". It'd be great for the whole discipline if you could support this nomination.

Please go there: Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates#Driehaus Prize and add Support or Strong Support. Thank you! All the best, Horst-schlaemma (talk) 15:15, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

It'd be also very helpful if you could also support this request (click!), so the Driehaus Prize would be considered to be included at "In the News" every year. Thank you, Horst-schlaemma (talk) 18:02, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Härkeberga Church[edit]

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DYK for Copenhagen Psalter[edit]

Thank you for this article Victuallers (talk) 16:01, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Congrats! Drmies (talk) 20:23, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Härkeberga Church[edit]

Thank you for this contribution Victuallers (talk) 00:02, 6 April 2014 (UTC)