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This Italian bucket attached to New Holland is in need of German research.

If you find that you want something entirely unrelated to controversy to work on, there's an article on German buckets that needs some research. Uncle G (talk) 14:30, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

  • Good try, but I remember well how this (wow! more than 10 years ago!) led to this, and today I won't let you do this to me!
    Reminds me of egg slicer, by the way. Hans Adler 15:39, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

Try Forehead. ☺ I had actually forgotten the pigeons, and wasn't aware of what happened after AFD. You are not the only person whose spirits I am keeping up in these trying times. See User talk:Drmies/Archive 122. Uncle G (talk) 23:01, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

The best thing is that I now get to do this. Relaxen und watchen the Brieftaubefotografie!

  • Hob, Dagmar (2014-11-28). "Als die Bilder fliegen lernten". Augsburger Allgemeine.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Redaktion (2018-04-09). "„Flieg Taube flieg" — Geflügelte Pioniere der Luftbild-Fotografie". Berliner Umschau.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • "Diese Fotos zeigen, dass Brieftauben die cooleren Drohnen waren". Journal Frankfurt. 2018-03-15.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Deutsches Technikmuseum (2018-03-21). "Sonderausstellung: Die Brieftaube als Fotograf". YouTube.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • "Die Brieftaube als Fotograf". Stiftung Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin. 2018.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Degiorgis, Nicoló; Solomon, Audrey (2017). The Pigeon Photographer: By Julius Neubronner & His Pigeons. Rorhof. ISBN 9788894881073.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

Uncle G (talk) 18:13, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

German philosophyEdit

It may all end in tears, but enjoy this in the meantime. Uncle G (talk) 11:55, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

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Court pieceEdit

Hi Hans Adler, according to this source court piece and troefcall are not exactly the same games. Troefcall has probably been derived form court piece. See also here: "It [troefcall] has some similarity to the Indian game Court Piece". I think you'd better change the article of court piece yourself, because you added it there. Thanks! Ymnes (talk) 12:25, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

Thanks! I guess you found my very old (2011) redirect from troefcall to court piece. As I remember it, at the time there were dozens of stubs and sub-stubs for various very similar games, many under several names, and often also under several spelling variants per name. None of them had a proper source. I will slightly rephrase the court piece article to make it clear that troefcall is a related game and likely derivative, not the same game. In the long run we should probably have a section on it that explains the difference, but I am not sure that I will find the time to write it myself. Depending on how substantial these differences are, a separate article might make sense, but I don't really expect that this will be necessary (or useful). Hans Adler 16:13, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for your change in the article. Well it's expected to be a derivative, but also it has similarities with belote and hearts (which are very popular among Dutch). So it may after all be a mix of several worlds. It's quite a developed card game among Surinamese meanwhile. Since I have researched quite a lot in order to write the Dutch language article, I just decided to write an English version as well. See troefcall. Have a nice day! Ymnes (talk) 16:47, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, as you clearly know this game well I trust you know what you are doing. Of course you are free to correct the court piece article yourself if more is required. There is no article ownership. Hans Adler 09:21, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

Today's Wikipedian 10 years agoEdit

Ten years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:05, 13 September 2020 (UTC)