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PreciousEdit

rivers and chemistry

Thank you quality contributions to articles about rivers and canals, such as Trave and Stecknitz Canal (more to come instead of a redirect), for developing expansions in your sandbox, beginning with Water-gas shift reaction, for project tagging for topics Texas, math, statistics, and chemistry & environment, for helpful explaining edit summaries and a slim user page, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:42, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Hey, thanks! It's a pleasure to contribute. Here's hoping the Stecknitz Canal article comes out well!-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 12:49, 27 May 2016 (UTC)
A year ago, you were recipient no. 1392 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:18, 27 May 2017 (UTC)
Three years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:36, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for AnautogenyEdit

 On 23 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Anautogeny, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that anautogenous insects must eat blood in order to lay eggs? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Anautogeny. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Anautogeny), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 03:01, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for United States Courthouse (Austin, Texas, 1936)Edit

 On 18 August 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article United States Courthouse (Austin, Texas, 1936), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Austin's historic federal courthouse may become a homeless shelter? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/United States Courthouse (Austin, Texas, 1936). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, United States Courthouse (Austin, Texas, 1936)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Hudspeth County CourthouseEdit

Thank you for your assessment of the article Hudspeth County Courthouse. I believed I had completed the article as best I could with the info I had available when I submitted it for assessment. Then I went to bed for the night before having an "oh, duh!" moment when I realized I didn't include describing in text the site's various historical designations with citations. I have since added a small paragraph updating that info since it is central to the article's scope. I don't know whether that would influence your assessment any further. Fortguy (talk) 03:52, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for creating the article! I assessed it as C-class, meaning *at least C-class*; really, it's probably a B. I'll reassess it. Good work!-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 12:34, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 ChallengeEdit

  You are invited to participate in the 50,000 Challenge, aiming for 50,000 article improvements and creations for articles relating to the United States. This effort began on November 1, 2016 and to reach our goal, we will need editors like you to participate, expand, and create. See more here!

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:39, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Eider CanalEdit

 On 23 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Eider Canal, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Eider Canal was first proposed as part of Ducal Holstein, built under Danish rule, conquered by Prussia, and decommissioned under the German Empire? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Eider Canal. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Eider Canal), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Treaty of Tsarskoye SeloEdit

 On 24 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Treaty of Tsarskoye Selo, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after a Duke of Holstein-Gottorp became a Russian emperor, his wife and son traded away his ancestral lands in the Treaty of Tsarskoye Selo? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Treaty of Tsarskoye Selo. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Treaty of Tsarskoye Selo), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

Martin Gardner pageEdit

Hi Bryanrutherford - I am glad that someone finally got around to rating the Martin Gardner page. I noticed that you rated the page High-importance in WikiProject Skepticism. I certainly concur. I would argue that the page should also be rated High-importance in WikiProject Mathematics. The section Martin_Gardner#Influence cites a lot of supporting evidence for this assessment. I agree with all the other ratings. Thank you for your consistently professional work in WP.--Toploftical (talk) 16:39, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Actually, the Skepticism importance rating was there already! I'll look into Gardner's influence further. -Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 17:36, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Samborombón BayEdit

 On 5 July 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Samborombón Bay, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that sailors under Magellan may have guessed that Samborombón Bay was the birthplace of the phantom island of Saint Brendan? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Samborombón Bay. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Samborombón Bay), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

IronGargoyle (talk) 00:02, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Main Building (St. Edward's University)Edit

 On 19 July 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Main Building (St. Edward's University), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that since first being built in 1888, Main Building at St. Edward's University has been burned down, torn open by a tornado, and used as a military academy? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Main Building (St. Edward's University). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Main Building (St. Edward's University)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 00:03, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Third Silesian WarEdit

 On 20 August 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Third Silesian War, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Frederick the Great felt sure he had lost the Third Silesian War after his defeat at the Battle of Kunersdorf in 1759, until a "miracle" restored his hopes? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Third Silesian War. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Third Silesian War), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 00:18, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

DYK for First Silesian WarEdit

 On 1 October 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article First Silesian War, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Prussia entered a secret armistice with Austria in October 1741, but Frederick the Great pretended to continue fighting the First Silesian War for another two months? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/First Silesian War. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, First Silesian War), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 04:33, 1 October 2017 (UTC)

Thank you...Edit

... for creating some great sculpture articles recently. Just in case you're interested in helping out, a couple editors are working to create articles for all of the statues in the National Statuary Hall Collection. You can learn more about this effort here. No pressure, just an invitation. Happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 01:18, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for all of your work! I think I'm going to work on fleshing out Elisabet Ney's oeuvre for a bit more, but I'll look over that list next and see if any of the redlinks strikes my fancy. Cheers! -Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 01:26, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
Awesome! Take care. ---Another Believer (Talk) 01:51, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

For some reason, I find Texas Capitol View Corridors absolutely fascinating. Thanks for creating this article, and so many others. ---Another Believer (Talk) 15:53, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Second Silesian WarEdit

 On 11 October 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Second Silesian War, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in 1745, King Frederick II of Prussia came to be known as "Frederick the Great" after defeating Austria and Saxony in the Second Silesian War? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Second Silesian War. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Second Silesian War), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 02:03, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Lady Macbeth (sculpture)Edit

 On 20 October 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lady Macbeth (sculpture), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Elisabet Ney's Lady Macbeth (detail pictured), whose face resembles the artist's own, has been interpreted as a self-portrait and expression of personal grief? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lady Macbeth (sculpture). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lady Macbeth (sculpture)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 00:01, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Special Barnstar
Hey, nice job with your recent DYK nominations! MX () 00:28, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
Aww, thanks!-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 03:06, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Arthur Schopenhauer (sculpture)Edit

 On 23 October 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Arthur Schopenhauer (sculpture), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that although Arthur Schopenhauer had not invited her and initially refused to cooperate, Elisabet Ney nevertheless sculpted his portrait bust? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Arthur Schopenhauer (sculpture). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Arthur Schopenhauer (sculpture)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 00:02, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Albert Sidney Johnston (Ney)Edit

 On 6 November 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Albert Sidney Johnston (Ney), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Albert Sidney Johnston lies in repose atop his grave? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Albert Sidney Johnston (Ney). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Albert Sidney Johnston (Ney)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:03, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
Thank you for creating Albert Sidney Johnston (Ney)!Zigzig20s (talk) 05:06, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
Hooray, thank you!-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 16:30, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Hugh Roy and Lillie Cullen BuildingEdit

 On 11 November 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hugh Roy and Lillie Cullen Building, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Southwestern University's Administration Building is noted for its architecture, even though it was designed by a physicist and not a professional architect? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Hugh Roy and Lillie Cullen Building. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cullen Building), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

Administration buildingsEdit

Thank you for creating Hugh Roy and Lillie Cullen Building! I have been thinking of creating Category:Academic administration buildings, for the campus buildings where presidents/provosts/deans have their offices. Do you think this is a good idea and would this be the right way to call them?Zigzig20s (talk) 12:44, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s:: Sure, I think that's reasonable; there are certainly plenty of such buildings that already have their own articles here, and I don't see a similar competing category that already serves the same purpose. It looks to me like virtually all of the notable academic administration buildings on Wikipedia are specifically *university administration buildings*; are you thinking that there will also be a significant number of secondary or primary school administration buildings ending up in your category? If not, I might change the name to Category:University administration buildings. Some good places to start filling in your category will be the listed entries at List of Old Main buildings, Main Hall, Administration Building, and Main Building. Cheers! -Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 13:58, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
Yes, please create it! I have not gone through the rankings--do the top 100 universities all have articles for their administration buildings for starters?Zigzig20s (talk) 14:27, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
Whoops, here it is: Category:University and college administration buildings! If you see a number of primary or secondary school administrations building articles, then we could make a broader category (such as your proposed Category:Academic administration buildings) to contain them, as well as the existing post-secondary admin building category.-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 18:08, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
Good find. I don't think the Harvard one is categorized, is it? That's what gave me the idea in the first place.Zigzig20s (talk) 18:20, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
I'll go through and check the ones I can find; it looks like some are instead categorized under Category:University and college academic buildings in the United States.-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 18:46, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
That should be a subcategory.Zigzig20s (talk) 19:29, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
There are only two subcategories for specific universities at Category:University and college academic buildings in the United States. I'm surprised that is the case. Do similar categories not exist, or are they categorized somewhere else?Zigzig20s (talk) 08:53, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
Here's another problematic category: Category:University of Maryland, College Park facilities.Zigzig20s (talk) 11:04, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
And Category:University and college campuses in the United States. So it's a mess between buildings, facilities and campuses...Zigzig20s (talk) 13:19, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
I've added all the buildings on those lists that weren't previously categorized to either Category:University and college administration buildings or Category:University and college academic buildings in the United States, based on my best guess as to whether they are currently used to hold administrative functions or not; for now, I've also added that College Park category to the "academic buildings" category, pending a clearer idea of what the overall structure should be. It looks as though relatively few universities have articles about many of their buildings, and the ones that do tend to have the a category like this Maryland one, named for the "facilities" or "campus" rather than buildings. Hrm...-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 14:14, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

A beer for you!Edit

  Damn, man. Impressive work at Texas Capitol View Corridors! Fantastic article. Can't wait to see it on the Main Page! MX () 21:06, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
D'aw, thanks!-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 00:28, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

DYK for West Sixth Street BridgeEdit

 On 16 November 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article West Sixth Street Bridge, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that at a time when masonry bridges were widely being replaced by metal truss bridges, the limestone West Sixth Street Bridge in Austin, Texas, replaced an older iron footbridge? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/West Sixth Street Bridge. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, West Sixth Street Bridge), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Villa MassimoEdit

Thank you for adding Kalitzke, but I usually do such things on DYK day ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:11, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Westgate TowerEdit

 On 1 December 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Westgate Tower, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that A. R. "Babe" Schwartz fought to have the Westgate Tower condemned in the Texas Legislature, only to move into the building himself fifteen years later? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Westgate Tower. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Westgate Tower), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:03, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Texas Capitol View CorridorsEdit

 On 16 December 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Texas Capitol View Corridors, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Texas Capitol View Corridors protect views of the state capitol from a cemetery, an air traffic control tower, an interstate highway, and a University of Texas practice field? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Texas Capitol View Corridors. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Texas Capitol View Corridors), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a ☕️ // beans // 00:03, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Travis County CourthouseEdit

 On 9 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Travis County Courthouse, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse was named in honor of an early trial in the African-American civil rights movement that was heard there in 1946? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Travis County Courthouse. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Travis County Courthouse), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Norwood TowerEdit

 On 17 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Norwood Tower, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that until the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Norwood Tower held the only public restroom open to African Americans in downtown Austin, Texas? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Norwood Tower. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Norwood Tower), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 16:02, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Ludwig II (sculpture)Edit

 On 24 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ludwig II (sculpture), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that some historians believe Elisabet Ney's full-length statue (pictured) of "Mad King Ludwig" of Bavaria was created as part of a Prussian scheme to unify Germany? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ludwig II (sculpture). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ludwig II (sculpture)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:47, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Giuseppe Garibaldi (Ney)Edit

 On 2 February 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Giuseppe Garibaldi (Ney), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after making a portrait bust of Giuseppe Garibaldi, sculptor Elisabet Ney is thought to have provided him with military intelligence during the Third Italian War of Independence? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Giuseppe Garibaldi (Ney). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Giuseppe Garibaldi (Ney)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

DYK for United States Courthouse (Austin, Texas, 2012)Edit

 On 25 February 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article United States Courthouse (Austin, Texas, 2012), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Austin United States Courthouse (pictured) was given an abundance of windows and natural lighting to represent the importance of transparency in the judiciary? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/United States Courthouse (Austin, Texas, 2012). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, United States Courthouse (Austin, Texas, 2012)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Castroville Historic DistrictEdit

 On 2 May 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Castroville Historic District, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that due to the well-preserved colonial Alsatian architecture (pictured) in the Castroville Historic District, the city is known as the "little Alsace" of Texas? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Castroville Historic District. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Castroville Historic District), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

BarnstarEdit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
I, Darwinek, hereby award you this barnstar for your comprehensive and diligent work on Ramsar sites. Keep up the great work! Darwinek (talk) 19:36, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

THC as publisher for NRHP docs that they publishEdit

Thank you for your edits adding NRHP information, including links to NRHP documents that you've found from THC. I myself have been painfully using the National Archives versions of NRHP documents, which are very slow downloading, and i need to get up to speed using THC instead. However, one small thing is that your edits, e.g. this one for Cambridge Tower, are asserting that the NRHP documents are published by the National Park Service. The ones you link to are published by THC and I think THC should be stated as publisher. By the way, i do credit the National Archives for publishing their ones that I link to. In most other states, crediting NPS as publisher is routine, because they are indeed the source for the docs there. Anyhow, thanks for what you have been doing! Cheers, --Doncram (talk) 00:40, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Gethsemane Lutheran ChurchEdit

 On 5 July 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Gethsemane Lutheran Church, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, was built of bricks salvaged from the recently burned Texas State Capitol? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Gethsemane Lutheran Church. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Gethsemane Lutheran Church), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Little CampusEdit

 On 11 July 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Little Campus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the University of Texas at Austin's Little Campus was previously used as an asylum for the blind, a residence for General Custer, and a hospital for the senile? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Little Campus. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Little Campus), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Yum BalamEdit

 On 8 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Yum Balam, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Yum Balam Flora and Fauna Protection Area, which provides a habitat for jaguars, is named for a Maya jaguar god of nature? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Yum Balam. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Yum Balam), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of First Silesian WarEdit

The article First Silesian War you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:First Silesian War for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Peacemaker67 -- Peacemaker67 (talk) 06:41, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Second Silesian WarEdit

The article Second Silesian War you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Second Silesian War for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Peacemaker67 -- Peacemaker67 (talk) 06:03, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Third Silesian WarEdit

The article Third Silesian War you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Third Silesian War for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Peacemaker67 -- Peacemaker67 (talk) 00:02, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Well done!Edit

  The WikiChevrons
For developing Silesian Wars, First Silesian War, Second Silesian War and Third Silesian War to Good Article status and vastly improving our coverage of the Silesian Wars, please accept these WikiChevrons. Well done! Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 09:50, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Silesian WarsEdit

 On 7 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Silesian Wars, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Silesian Wars made Frederick (pictured) "Great"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Silesian Wars. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Silesian Wars), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Silesian Wars A class reviewEdit

It's good. Could you look at the article War of Bavarian Succession-- it contains a extended description of the problems of the Pragmatic Sanction and some of this may be helpful for you in explaining the conditions that led to the succession crisis. auntieruth (talk) 15:16, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

@Auntieruth55: I'll look into it, thanks! I agree that before these articles could be considered truly "complete" and ready for something like FAC they need a little more context and consequences, and more coverage of their historiography. Thank you for your guidance! -Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 19:35, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for List of quadrangles on MarsEdit

 On 21 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article List of quadrangles on Mars, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the first detailed maps of the quadrangles of Mars were assembled not by NASA but by geologists, mostly at the United States Geological Survey? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/List of quadrangles on Mars. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, List of quadrangles on Mars), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Second Silesian WarEdit

G'day Bryan, hope you will consider nominating Second Silesian War for Milhist ACR. I thought the first one went well, and it is a good prep for FAC, which is where I assume the first one is going shortly. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 10:26, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

@Peacemaker67: I'm definitely hoping to put them all through ACR, I just didn't want to overwhelm the system by nominating four articles at once; I figured I'd put up a new one when a previous one finished. Thank you for your encouragement and guidance! -Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 13:58, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
What I do is nominate one, then when it has two or three supports and an image or source review done (ie pretty close to passing), nominate a second one. Alternatively, you can wait until the first one is promoted as you've done here. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:33, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

For things SilesianEdit

  The Good Article Barnstar
By the authority vested in me by myself it gives me great pleasure to present you with this barnstar in recognition of your excellent work on things Silesian. Gog the Mild (talk) 22:32, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Congratulations from the Military History ProjectEdit

  The Military history A-Class medal
On behalf of the Military History Project, I am proud to present the A-Class medal for First Silesian War, Second Silesian War, and Silesian Wars Peacemaker67 (talk) via MilHistBot (talk) 00:30, 21 August 2019 (UTC)


Good Article Backlog Drive BarnstarEdit

  The Working Man's Barnstar

Thanks for your participation in the September 2019 GA Backlog drive. Your 5 reviews made a difference, as did your willingness to review particularly old nominations. The work of editors like you helped bring down the unreviewed backlog by over 35%. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 18:04, 16 October 2019 (UTC)


A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
Wonderful work on First Silesian War

May I suggest joining WP:PRUSSIA ? Kaiser Kitkat (talk) 22:45, 16 December 2019 (UTC)

West Fifth Street Bridge photo requestEdit

Cool. Another piece of Austin history on the National Register. I should be able to get some images this week. Regards. Nv8200p talk 03:39, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

  • Here a few images. Nv8200p talk 03:20, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
    Thank you! -Bryan Rutherford (talk) 03:50, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

    A barnstar for you!Edit

      The Editor's Barnstar
    Good job editing the article and responding to critics! Emicho's Avenger (talk) 02:50, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

    In appreciationEdit

      The Featured Article Medal
    By the authority vested in me by myself it gives me great pleasure to present you with this award in recognition of your excellent work in progressing the articles on the Silesian Wars towards Featured status. Great job. Gog the Mild (talk) 21:39, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

    Triple CrownEdit

     
    I am pleased to award Bryan Rutherford a Triple Crown for his continued efforts improving the article on the First Silesian War. Keep up the great work. Damien Linnane (talk) 02:34, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

    DYK for West Fifth Street Bridge at Shoal CreekEdit

     On 18 January 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article West Fifth Street Bridge at Shoal Creek, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the West Fifth Street Bridge in Austin, Texas, is a cantilever bridge designed to look like an arch bridge? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/West Fifth Street Bridge at Shoal Creek. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, West Fifth Street Bridge at Shoal Creek), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
    Gatoclass (talk) 00:01, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

    New message from Winged Blades of GodricEdit

    Hello, Bryanrutherford0. You have new messages at Talk:Vedic Mathematics/GA1.
    Message added 11:11, 20 January 2020 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

    WBGconverse 11:11, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

    Perspectives about WikiProject TexasEdit

    Bryanrutherford0, I think our digital paths may have crossed a few years ago when I was making some edits in the transportation sections of various Texas cities. However, most of my edits concern Texas history. WP Texas appears to be inactive. Do you think there is any interest in waking up the project? Do you have any insights about any of the subprojects? Oldsanfelipe2 (talk) 17:06, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

    @Oldsanfelipe2: I've been periodically trying to go through and rate the articles piling up at WP:TX, and some years back I made some efforts to improve the articles on some significant Texas institutions and landmarks, but I agree that there doesn't seem to be any real activity through the WikiProject. I'm interested in trying to restart it in a more organized way, though I'm in the process of running a series of FACs right now that may take up a lot of my editing attention over the next couple of months. I'm also active at the subproject for Austin, where I've rated and categorized many articles and created others (and I've got one nominated at GAN currently, too), but I don't see many other editors there, either. -Bryan Rutherford (talk) 19:14, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
    When you get a chance, please let me know specifics about what you would like to see from the projects. I am rating unassessed articles at WP Hou, whittling down a list from about 500. The project is far behind in reassessing stub articles, too. Best wishes for your FACs, Oldsanfelipe2 (talk) 23:23, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
    I am not seeing any real interest in maintaining WikiProject Houston as an independent entity. I think the only way to save the project is through a merger with WikiProject Texas. Similarly with the other subprojects. Do you support a merger of the various sub projects with WikiProject Texas? Oldsanfelipe2 (talk) 16:14, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
    I at least do use and follow WP:Austin, because I like having a subset of the Texas topics marked as being relevant to Austin for me to comb through and try to improve, but I don't know how many others might be finding it useful, and AnotherBeliever seems to be the only one who responded to your post at the Austin project's talk page. Haha maybe there are only two editors using that project currently! I think I'd like to put together a draft to-do list for WP:Austin indicating my priorities for improving coverage of the city and add that to the project page, since the one there now hasn't been changed since 2010. -Bryan Rutherford (talk) 18:20, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
    Just to be clear, WP Houston under my proposal would be reorganized as a task force, just as San Antonio is a task force under WP Texas. The task force does not assess articles under its own banner. But you are correct that if you want to keep distinct assessments for WP Austin, then this project should remain as is. But WP Houston, WP D-FW, and all of the university subs would still exist with their own pages and the ability to propose priorities as tasks forces.
    After another week I will probably submit a proposal for a merger, unless you have an objection. We can keep the status quo for WP Austin. WP Houston has about 3800 articles and quality has suffered through many of its articles. I have seen a similar problem with WP D-FW articles, with a count of about 2700. There are articles with Texas content which are not yet carrying the US-TX banner. If there is a merger, I can help you with assessments and also look through the stubs for articles to promote. Please let me know what you need from me. Oldsanfelipe2 (talk) 19:19, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
    Ah, then I support that change completely. These projects certainly don't appear to be getting any support from WikiProject Cities; it makes sense to treat them as subprojects of WP:TX (including Austin). -Bryan Rutherford (talk) 19:50, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
    One more question before I write my proposal: do you want a WP Austin with distinct assessments, or are you ok with the separate assessments going away (like the San Antonio task force)? Oldsanfelipe2 (talk) 15:08, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
    It definitely doesn't need to have its own quality asessments; I just want it to have its own importance ratings. -Bryan Rutherford (talk) 15:11, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

    Importance of Toll Road AuthoritiesEdit

    I am looking at Houston articles rated as top and high importance for some ideas about prioritizing improvements for WP Houston. Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) did not show up on either list. I changed the rating from low to high importance. I also noticed that WP Texas rates it as low importance. I don't know if this is true of all Texas toll road authorities, but HCTRA can issue bonds and run revolving debt, and that seem to me to be a big deal. Should toll road authorities such as HCTRA be rated as mid importance? If you agree, I will make the changes. Oldsanfelipe2 (talk) 20:40, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

    Maybe five years ago I made a sweep through the articles with higher importance ratings in WP:TX and tried to get a clear idea in my own head of what the levels meant, and I came up with something like this: "Top" means that you couldn't possibly be said to have a good understanding of Texas if you didn't know about this thing; "High" means that it's not essential to an understanding of Texas, but a serious study of the state would probably include it; "Mid" means that it's not essential at all, perhaps of only regional significance, but knowing about it does increase one's understand of Texas; "Low" means that knowing about this topic doesn't meaningfully add to one's understanding of Texas as a whole (almost all of the Texan biographies go here). So, yes, I would rate a major regional tolling authority as Mid-importance to the state as a whole, and probably high-importance to the city/regional task force. -Bryan Rutherford (talk) 03:05, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

    Your GA nomination of Summa de arithmeticaEdit

    The article Summa de arithmetica you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Summa de arithmetica for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of David Eppstein -- David Eppstein (talk) 02:41, 12 February 2020 (UTC)