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BBC ContactEdit

Hi Jack sorry to contact you in such a manner but I can't seem to find any other another way of doing so (I am very new to Wiki and a complete novice). I was hoping to contact you in the hope that you would allow us to use one of the images you have uploaded of Vice-Admiral Robert Fitzroy. We are making a documenatry about the history of weather forecasting and we would love to use this image. Please do contact me on scott.ward@keofilms.com Many Thanks

Robert LoweEdit

Have just run across your excellent image of Ape's 3-D caricature in the NPG. Delicious! Tim riley (talk) 20:53, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Charles Thomas WooldridgeEdit

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Olivia RobertsonEdit

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

fascinating people
Thank you for sharing your knowledge about people, even some you know personally, and for your vast interests, from Biblical archeology to tv programmes in which you appeared, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:44, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 239th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:41, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Four years ago, you were recipient no. 239 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:24, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Five years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:58, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for remembering. Jack1956 (talk) 16:41, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
Seven years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:42, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Manuel Perez (animator)Edit

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Dorset streetEdit

Hi Jack,

You posted a photograph of Dorset street on the page about Jack London's "People of the Abyss". I am researching this area and would be interested in using the photo. Do you own the rights to it or are you able to tell me who does?

Thanks

KM — Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.84.110.149 (talk) 15:20, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. As the image was first published in 1902 under international copyright law no one owns the copyright. It can be freely used. Jack1956 (talk) 15:25, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Black Mike WinageEdit

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:02, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for William L. CarlisleEdit

The DYK project (nominate) 00:04, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Coralie BlytheEdit

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:03, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Stanley Mordaunt LeathesEdit

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

DYK for John Beresford LeathesEdit

The DYK project (nominate) 08:04, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Trilby (play)Edit

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Help a new DYK reviewer?Edit

Hi, saw you reviewed and blessed Elmer Flick at DYK, immediately under that article at T:TDYK is Beholder (horse), which has been reviewed and approved, but the reviewer noted that he/she would like one other person to look over the review because it is their first-ever DYK review. Would you be able to pop over and do so? (My nomination, so I can't). Thanks! Montanabw(talk) 23:07, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for looking at the review, much appreciated --Bcp67 (talk) 07:41, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Farren SoutarEdit

The DYK project (nominate) 00:05, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Robert SoutarEdit

The DYK project (nominate) 00:05, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Peer reviewEdit

What ho, Jack! I don't usually bother you with my peer reviews, as I don't think you go in for such things as a rule, but I think perhaps Ralph Richardson might be of interest to you. Quite understand if not, and there is absolutely no hurry at all even if you are interested. If you do look in, please run an eye over the short list of questions at the top of the peer review page, on which I'd be grateful for colleagues' thoughts. – Tim riley (talk) 20:30, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

100 DYKs!Edit

  The 100 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Congratulations on reaching this milestone! Your 100 articles on a wide variety of people and topics make Wikipedia a much more interesting and informative place! Keep up the good work! Yoninah (talk) 22:52, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

File:St Marys Hitchin.JPGEdit

Was this taken on an overcast day, or early evening perhaps? It seemed a touch dark. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 08:48, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Yes, I think it was a bit overcast that day. I will try and brighten it and reupload it tomorrow. Jack1956 (talk) 09:05, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
We can keep both :) Sfan00 IMG (talk) 11:29, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

JosephusEdit

Hi. An image you uploaded made me curious: File:Josephusbust.jpg. Can you point at that source book? Do you remember if it had anything to say about the bust itself? Thx, trespassers william (talk) 21:42, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Mrs Howard PaulEdit

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

UnblockEdit

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Accept reason:

I can see how you could easily be caught in autoblocks, so I have reinstated your IPBE. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 11:54, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

I have had this problem before and received an exemption. Jack1956 (talk) 10:51, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

You should go to WP:IPBE and use the email interface there to request a permanent exemption, then. Daniel Case (talk) 02:20, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

IP block exemptEdit

I have granted your account an exemption from IP blocking. This will allow you to edit through full blocks affecting your IP address when you are logged in.

Please read the page Wikipedia:IP block exemption carefully, especially the section on IP block exemption conditions.

Note in particular that you are not permitted to use this newly-granted right to edit Wikipedia via anonymous proxies, or disruptively. If you do, or there is a serious concern of abuse, then the right may be removed by any administrator.

Appropriate usage and compliance with the policy may be checked periodically, due to the nature of block exemption, and block exemption will be removed when no longer needed (for example, when the block it is related to expires).

I hope this will enhance your editing, and allow you to edit successfully and without disruption. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 11:54, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much. That is very helpful Jack1956 (talk) 11:56, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Henry Howard PaulEdit

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:03, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Did you know? Well I didn't, and much enjoyed reading about him. Thank you for this article, Jack. Tim riley talk 18:29, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Margaret RodgersEdit

Thank you for your review. Margaret was indeed a remarkable woman. She was extraordinarily canny and diplomatic, and a real survivor. Would have made an excellent prime minister. I observe that you are located in England; let me say that the fact that Margaret succeeded in working with four archbishops who were as essentially different as Marcus Loane, Donald Robinson (bishop), Harry Goodhew and Peter Jensen (bishop) is amazing in itself. The article Anglican Diocese of Sydney gives part of the picture. Amandajm (talk) 00:45, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

It was a great read about a fascinating woman. The article itself was a pleasure to review - well written and fully referenced. Jack1956 (talk) 06:48, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Frederick FedericiEdit

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:33, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Margaret Rodgers (deaconess)Edit

[1] No. I am really not happy about that hook. I had already removed the additional quotation that the hook is based on, before I realised that EEng had turned it into a hook and you had OKed it. I have left my reasons. The subject has only been dead a fortnight. I was at her funeral and her memorial service. I want the article to do her justice. The addition to the article (on which that hook was based) put a focus on her media role that overshadowed ever other aspect of her remarkable life. Amandajm (talk) 10:26, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, Jack! Yes, Margaret really was a remarkable person. If you come from out of the diocese and are ignorant of the politics in Sydney, it is hard to appreciate just how very remarkable she was. I believe that her commitment was to the survival and preservation of the Anglican Church in Sydney, and that one of her main skills was what you might call "damage control". Several speakers at the memorial service got dangerously close to being non-p.c.. There was a point at which I thought that the dean, (who conducted interviews of the various speakers, wearing a suit and tie, like a T.V presenter) was going to spit the dummy. The bishops, of whom there were a number present, were properly attired. Unfortunately, the Bishop of Gippsland's funeral was the same day, and a number of people who wanted to attend both, couldn't. Amandajm (talk) 10:53, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Of course, just from reading an article we can never really get the feel of a personality and what they actually really achieved in their lives and the effect they had on others. I hope people get some sense of this remarkable lady from your article. Jack1956 (talk) 11:01, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

BINGEdit

Great work on the article. I started it as a stub a while back having been passionate about the Dickin Medal. Glad to see it evolve. Best to you. The Rambling Man (talk) 22:52, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Hippodrome, AldershotEdit

Hi Jack. I've just been looking through your interesting article which reminded me of many of the variety stars of my early days. I took the liberty of moving the title simply to Hippodrome, Aldershot (in line with Hippodrome, London, etc.) as this appears to be the usual style. It also makes it easier to find the article in searches. I found the capitalised "The Hippodrome" unusual in the running text and changed the definite article to lower case. I look forward to seeing the article on DYK soon.--Ipigott (talk) 05:56, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Hippodrome, AldershotEdit

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:37, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Nice one! You might be interested in expanding Tom Leamore..♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:31, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

British Newspapers ArchiveEdit

Hey Jack1956, I recently saw your DYK for Hippodrome, Aldershot and thought that you would be a really good candidate for one of the accounts from the The Wikipedia Library for access to British Newspaper Archive. If you are interested, feel free to sign up at WP:BNA, Sadads (talk) 16:09, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Diary of a Nobody first.jpgEdit

Hey Jack1955,I work with Professor Philip Nel and he is writing another book about Crocket Johnson's Barnaby, and apparantly the Diary of a Nobody was a favourite of Crocket Johnson. Phil noticed your cover to the first edition and admired it. He wanted me to help him contact you because he would like to have access to a scan/copy of the first edition. Would you mind if I put you in contact with him off-wiki? If that is okay, go ahead and send me a a user email. Thanks much! Sadads (talk) 14:11, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Schalcken the PainterEdit

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 07:43, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Editor's Barnstar
For some great edits on Miles Malleson, on New Year's Day. Your work elsewhere is also very much appreciated! Happy new year! CassiantoTalk 22:59, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

One of the holy grails of ripperologyEdit

Hi Jack, Yasou.

I saw your edit here and was wondering that if you should happen to have access to primary documents, would you try finding anything with Chapman's handwriting? Before his execution, he intentionally avoided writing and inferred that the priest was trying to trick him into getting his handwriting (Sugden). That writing is out there somewhere on a ship's manifest, catholic registry, British immigration or census records or as you have found, maybe on a marriage license. Chapman had more than one marriage so the potential is there. Obviously, comparison to the Lusk letter is the eventual goal. I'm sure it may be a challenge but you seem to be resourceful enough to succeed. So, if you just happen to meander in the archives... :)
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 23:43, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

I'll give it a go. Always up for a challenge! Jack1956 (talk) 23:50, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Outstanding. The discovery and book deals are yours...I just want to see it happen. Do you have Sugden's The Complete History of Jack the Ripper? That has the most-detailed treatise on Chapman that I know of and it may give you ideas...this may also help. Cheers...that makes me really happy to know someone is trying.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 00:10, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
Oops. I linked to the trial doc but meant to link this suspect page.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 01:03, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

I have found a marriage date of 1889 to Lucie and what appears to be another wife, and am still searching for a signature. Jack1956 (talk) 09:37, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

I'm really sorry but after a thorough search I have not been able to find a signature or sample of handwriting. Sorry. Jack1956 (talk) 15:41, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

That's okay. I really appreciate that you tried and I see that you are making improvements to the article from your search efforts so it was a winning proposition nonetheless. You may still yet think of other places to look at a later time. Cheers,
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 16:27, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Llewellyn CadwaladrEdit

Harrias talk 06:26, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Whoops ...Edit

Did I just manage to wipe out your comment on Talk:Maddie Ziegler? If so, I apologise profusely, it was certainly unintentional! SagaciousPhil - Chat 08:54, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

No problem. Jack1956 (talk) 08:57, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Would you like me to try restoring it, or is it better for you to add it again yourself? SagaciousPhil - Chat 09:02, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Seems to be still there. Jack1956 (talk) 09:03, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Weird, I can see it now. Maybe it's to do with this problem again? Anyway, sorry to bother you. SagaciousPhil - Chat 09:11, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

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I'm burning the candle at both ends, oh wellEdit

What a fine drummer he was. This track a triumph, I feel. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:50, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

A great loss and still sadly missed in his native Aldershot where he still has family. Jack1956 (talk) 22:53, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
A tragic loss. And I'm glad that he now gets recognition here. Thanks for your fine efforts, Jack. Martinevans123 (talk) 23:00, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Martin. That is very kind of you and I appreciate it. Jack1956 (talk) 23:01, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Citation Barnstar
Hi Jack1956,

Thank you for providing Jennie McNulty's dates of birth and death, You are an extraordinary researcher. Congrats. Albiet (talk) 15:45, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you. That is very kind of you. 16:06, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Citation Barnstar
Hi Jack1956,

Thank you for providing Jennie McNulty's dates of birth and death, You are an extraordinary researcher. Congrats. Albiet (talk) 15:46, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

DickensEdit

Hello Jack,

My name is Lottie Smith. I have various Dickens connections to my family tree. My 4th great grandfather was Frederick Evans the printer/publisher/friend of Charles Dickens, you have most likely come across his name with association to Bradbury and Evans. I am actually attempting to write a fictional story based on the friendship fo Frederick and Charles, I am obviously a bit prejudice but I believe their tale is very much underrated as a story and I want to tell it. I have noticed your contributions to the Dickens wiki pages and am interested in corresponding with you about trying to get more information on the families and also photographs. If you would like to speak with me my email is lottie.rs@googlemail.com.

Thank you for all the help you have been so far!

Kind Regards,

Lottie — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.30.5.151 (talk) 19:18, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Eileen SharpEdit

Hi Jack, thank you for the wonderful articles you've created on Gilbert & Sullivan and various cast members of the D'Oyly Carte. I wanted to contact you about my grandmother Eileen Sharp who was a mezzo-soprano and much loved member of the cast in the '20s before appearing in a number of roles on the 'legitimate' stage. You can see the Bassano portrait of her as Mad Margaret in the National Portrait Gallery online archive. There is also a captivating portrait by Count Michael de Torby and a series of prints by Einar Nerman for The Tatler, playing rather daringly for the period, a Tahitian native, opposite Henry Ainley as Gauguin in Somerset Maugham's 'The Moon & Sixpence'. I have a book and all the archive material from the V&A Theatre Archive but would dearly love to connect with a reputable Wikipedia member who might be kind enough to take an interest in helping document this on the site so more people can know of her so she is not forgotten. I would be completely lost attempting this on my own and not able to do this justice as it is clearly quite an art form. Sadly much was lost in a fire when she died rather young so it has been truly fascinating discovering her story now that so much of what would have previously been lost forever can be shared publicly in new archives online. If you have any advice on how I might contact you or any other thoughts it would be lovely to hear from you. Many thanks, Daisy Shields — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.175.205.227 (talk) 15:04, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

  • I would be honoured to attempt this for you. I have made a start here at Eileen Sharp. Can you help me out with any personal information, such as where she was educated, who her parents and husband were, why she died so young, etc? Jack1956 (talk) 17:32, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
    • I too would be honoured to help out. Although not that familiar with D'Oyly Carte, I do have knowledge within the English music hall era. I'd be happy to help out. CassiantoTalk 19:10, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your wonderful article which is so exciting to see, I will check back with my father what else we have. Apologies for doubling up I just sent a message to SSilvers as I do have some wonderful portraits which could be added, a lovely one of her playing the Fairy Queen, the DeTorby portrait, perhaps I could send what I have? Thank you again Ilovevinyl (talk) 21:11, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Jack and Ms. Shields, can we please continue this discussion at User talk:Ilovevinyl, so that it is all in one place? All the best, -- Ssilvers (talk) 21:36, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Just to confirm I've continued this thread at my own talk page, currently trying to work out where best to share the images and cuttings−−Ilovevinyl (talk) 20:58, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Special Barnstar
Thank you for making sure Eileen Sharp, mezzo-soprano and actress, is recorded and remembered in your excellent article Ilovevinyl (talk) 21:00, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you - that's very kind of you. It was a pleasure to be able to help with it. Jack1956 (talk) 21:09, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Could you possibly advise where I could send a small handful of photographs and cuttings I have of her, in case any of these are acceptable to be included? Ilovevinyl (talk) 21:16, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Send them to me at rekts@yahoo.co.uk

Just to let you know I've sent those through to you and to Ssilvers, but having a few email issues this week so just wanted to quickly check if you received them okay? Ilovevinyl (talk) 15:45, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Eileen SharpEdit

Nominated at DYK: Template:Did you know nominations/Eileen Sharp. -- Ssilvers (talk) 10:09, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Dear Jack1956 could you let me know whether you received the further info on Eileen Sharp I sent across? I don't want to re-send these and clutter your inbox if you've already got them, and unfortunately all the messages I sent to Ssilvers have bounced back. I'm wondering if it's an issue with my server... I had a lot of progress on permissions to use the images all of which I've outlined in the email... Very many thanksIlovevinyl (talk) 16:20, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for tirelessly editing Eileen's page, it is fascinating and a brilliant piece of work! Ilovevinyl (talk) 20:28, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

C.H. ChapmanEdit

Hi Jack, just wanted to let you know I reverted your most recent edit to C.H. Chapman because the image you upload doesn't appear to have been uploaded correctly. Thanks Isabelle 21:42, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Never mind, just saw your edit summary saying that you were still trying to upload it. Sorry about the mix-up! Isabelle 21:44, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Eileen SharpEdit

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!Edit

A very happy Christmas and New Year to you!  


May 2016 bring you joy, happiness – and no trolls or vandals!

All the best

Gavin / – SchroCat (talk) 13:28, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Rfc on another JackEdit

Hi. I've opened an Rfc here Talk:The_Sins_of_the_Cities_of_the_Plain and am hoping for some feedback. I selected you off the Feedback list because it concerns a character called Jack! Even better, I noted on your Talk page the Ripper articles, and this concerns someone who lived for a time in Cleveland St near Mr Sickert. So it's neighbourhood stuff. ;-) Engleham (talk) 17:12, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Lowestoft Maritime MuseumEdit

 On 25 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lowestoft Maritime Museum, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Lowestoft Maritime Museum (pictured) is Britain's most easterly museum? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lowestoft Maritime Museum. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lowestoft Maritime Museum), 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 cup // beans // 12:01, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Laurence IrvingEdit

Hi Jack1956,

I like your work. I have been reading about Laurence Irving and can you please tell you where the information about what he did in the war. helping Peter Fleming to recruit and train an underground force of saboteurs.

Thanks

  • thanks for your message. If I remember rightly that info came from his autobiography 'Great Interruption'. Jack1956 (talk) 22:13, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

October 2016Edit

B. Hick and SonsEdit

Hi Jack, do you have any idea whether the 10' disc wheels apparently lent by GWR to convey the Duke's statue to Hyde Park Corner were used to transport the sculpture by rail or were the GWR wheels adapted by Woolwich Arsenal for the road carriage? Regards81.149.141.199 (talk) 12:54, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Hume grave markerEdit

Many thanks for the picture of the Hume grave marker. I am curious to know who is buried under the similar looking stone that is visible in the background. I am hoping that you are not too far off from Brookwood Cemetery. It seems that the significance of the shape of the marker is a bit of a mystery. Cheers. Shyamal (talk) 11:21, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your message. I am going back on Monday and I'll have a look. Jack1956 (talk) 11:22, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Brookwood & ImagesEdit

Hello Jack - forgive me if you are already aware of these points as you are a prolific contributor. So - all photographers including you (under the copyright Designs & Patents Act & similar in various countries) own the copyright of all images they take. Wikipedia does not arrogate copyright and indeed is concerned that those who upload images do in fact own that copyright as the copyright owner is the only person who can then agree that images are bound by Creative Commons. If Wiki did not take this path then anyone who used images from Wiki or the Commons could be open to legal action. I'm not adept at use of Wiki. The wording used with my images right now (which is more explicit) was suggested by a supportive Wiki editor as we often went through a cycle of new contributors or those who newly came across these images questioning copyright ownership and consequent 'right' to offer CC. As with your images you own the copyright and thus can offer them up for 'free' usage under CC. The issue to watch for - in my opinion - as I've seen some examples, is images posted under CC which also then include a note that the uploader must be contacted for permission to use the image commercially etc. That is a contradiction of CC. Hope this explains why my images contain a reference link to my website and clear statements about copyright ownership in order to give Wiki assurance that indeed I can offer CC.

By the way you appear to be a frequent visitor to Brookwood Cemetery - much easier now it owned by the local council. I see from your photo that the Columbarium has now had the breeze blocks replaced by an appropriate gate. A major improvement. Have you discovered the grave of Ruth Ellis yet? She is back in the news on the anniversary of the events leading to her death.

Best wishes, WyrdLight

PS: I didn't say that if you take an image which is taken illegally (outside the High Court during some proceedings, the Eiffel Tower lit at night and so on) and that image is placed on Wiki and subsequently used in good faith you may be liable technically for any action that arises. Unlikely but feasible.

H.M.S PinaforeEdit

Hello, Jack! It seems as though you have accidentally deleted my comment without replying, or am I mistaken and you have decided to use the theologian's age-old trick of avoiding logic-driven discourse? I have reproduced it below for you. I shall eagerly await your response. All the very best. Mathygrammar (talk) 17:16, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

You have reverted my edit on Pinafore with the comment "Rv to last good version. Please take your case to the Talk Page." As you are addressed and directed me to the Talk in a very personal way, and also implied that my edit was not good, I would suggest that you peruse Civility. I note that you and Ssilvers have had sustained friendly discourse through your Talk pages. This is a splendid thing, friendship, but I think it would be inappropriate to make nonconstructive edits if it simply means "standing up" for your buddy. Talk discussion had already been initiated, so your stating this was unnecessary. Please, feel free to join in the discussion there as to why you believe omitting a clarifying phrase is an edit that is not good.

  • Thxnks for your message. You are correct that I sccidentally deleted your message without reading it in a tidy up of my Talk Page. Firstly, I do not think there was anything uncivil in my edit, which was polite and used the word 'please'. We are all working here for a common purpose - to make a good and accurate encyclopaedia. Secondly, I was not merely standing up for my buddy; I genuinely thought your edit was unnecessary but realised you would disagree hence the offer to take it to the Talk Page for discussion. I hope that clears the matter up. Jack1956 (talk) 18:01, 10 November 2016 (UTC)
  • That does, and I do appreciate that. I have edited HMS again in accordance with what I, too, believed to be in the very nature of WP as an unbiased, accurate encyclopedia. However, at this point, I am ready to concede. I realize now that part of WP is the community itself, and so there is required a certain adaptability and flexibility in the part of the editor. I am the first to admit that I can be, well, a bit headstrong and set in my ways. I will revert to your edit and never look back, as I know it will remain in good editors' hands. Mathygrammar (talk) 18:14, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for St Mary's Church, GuildfordEdit

 On 30 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article St Mary's Church, Guildford, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the funeral of the author Lewis Carroll was held at St Mary's Church in Guildford? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/St Mary's Church, Guildford. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, St Mary's Church, Guildford), 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, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Bernard Barham Woodward copyright concernEdit

I see you have copied some material from an obituary on file at Wikisource into the above article. If the material is public domain, you need to provide attribution using {{PD-notice}}. But I don't think it is provably in the public domain in the source country, as the anonymous author of an article written in 1930 could very well not have been dead by 1946 (70 years ago). The material is likely not provably in the public domain in the United States, either. I have removed most of it. But it is still visible in the page history in case you would like to re-write it in your own words. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 22:33, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

  • Sorry about that. For some reason I assumed that as it was on a site called Wikisources it was freely available for use. Jack1956 (talk) 22:46, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
It's supposed to be, but they make mistakes I suppose. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 12:30, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Ernest William MoirEdit

 On 23 December 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ernest William Moir, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that civil engineer Ernest William Moir invented the first medical airlock? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ernest William Moir. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ernest William Moir), 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, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Monumental brass of John RudyingEdit

 On 25 December 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Monumental brass of John Rudying, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the "very remarkable" monumental brass of John Rudying in St Andrew's church in Biggleswade was rediscovered when the floor was lifted? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Monumental brass of John Rudying. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Monumental brass of John Rudying), 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, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Photo questionEdit

Greetings, Jack...I was recently copying some of your excellent photos to Commons and I noticed you had recently visited and photographed Aldershot Military Museum - by any chance did you happen to photograph the old M and N block barracks? They are both Grade II listed buildings and the only surviving examples of barracks of that type.[2][3] Kelly hi! 13:50, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure I did and will go through my photos. If not I'm going down Monday and will take them then. Jack1956 (talk) 21:17, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Many thanks for the photos - I did want to check with you on the identification of File:Aldershot Military Museum M Block.jpg. From what I can see of the listings and included maps, M and N blocks should be right next to each other and of basically identical construction. I think that your earlier photo File:Aldershotmilitarymuseum2.jpg may be of both M and N blocks. Kelly hi! 15:20, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Yes, of course you are right. I think I was swayed by the word 'hut' in the description. Just in case I took length views of both barrack buildings. I'll put the other up,later. Jack1956 (talk) 15:42, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
    Is the current photo the museum's archives building? If so I'll rename the file. Kelly hi! 16:05, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Congratulations!Edit

Just saw your user page update! Kelly hi! 15:55, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

 
Συγχαρητήρια!
  • Thanks to both of you. How clever of you both to spot it too. Jack1956 (talk) 16:59, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

Sorry to ruin the surpriseEdit

You left me a thank you notification for your nomination as Editor of the Week....which I much appreciate. The problem is, you should not have known about it for another seven weeks (or so) by which time it would have (and still will be) seconded and move up the Queue and be awarded about late August. We have been clerking the Editor of the Week award for many years and only rarely does the intended get "wind of it"! I accidentally pinged you by using the "User10" and then signing at the same time. I usually seperate the two actions. Anyway, let me be the first to congratulate you (seven weeks early). Thanks for all you do! ―Buster7  15:09, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

George Frederick William DeRelwyskowEdit

Hello Jack1956

I am the Founder of the Friends of Roundhay St. John's Church, Leeds, UK. I am also the webmaster for our website, www.roundhayfriends.com. I found the postcard you have of George DeRelwyskow, 1908 and was searching to see if it was copyrighted. I would like this picture for our website as he is buried in the north yard along with several other members of his family, all involved in the wrestling scene. I have included a picture of the grave (actually the family are buried in 2 separate graves) and I thought that it would be interesting for viewers to see what this remarkable champion wrestler looked like. I understand that the photo of him in the wrestling pose is public domain.

Since you are an ecclesiastical person, obviously with many interests! I thought that you might be interested in the many other aspects of the church which is now virtually abandoned. Ancestors of the Duchess of Cambridge are buried in the south (and older) churchyard.

Keep up the good work! and Cheers, Caro. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Caro1948 (talkcontribs) 18:19, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Editor of the WeekEdit

  Editor of the Week
Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week in recognition of your dedicated research. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

User:Buster7 submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

Like most of us Editor Jack1956 is working here for a common purpose - to make a good and accurate encyclopedia. Making improvements and contributions to articles as a result of diligent search efforts are his calling card. Many Charles Dickens wiki pages as well as those created on Gilbert & Sullivan and many others have received his careful editing. He says on his home page: "I feel as if I have been waiting for Wikipedia all my life; ever since I was a boy I have been collecting snippets of information, as well as books, pamphlets, documents and letters, photographs and postcards of people and historic events, etc." He deserves an Editor of the Week award for putting into words the feelings of many of us.

You can copy the following text to your user page to display a user box proclaiming your selection as Editor of the Week:

{{User:UBX/EoTWBox}}
 
 
 
This is NOT Jack1956
Jack1956
 
Editor of the Week
for the week beginning August 20, 2017
A good and accurate encyclopedia is his intent. Makes improvements and contributions having made diligent search efforts. A Userpage quote says it all: "I feel as if I have been waiting for Wikipedia all my life; ever since I was a boy I have been collecting snippets of information, as well as books, pamphlets, documents and letters, photographs and postcards of people and historic events, etc."
Recognized for
Notable work(s)
Charles Dickens and Gilbert & Sullivan
Submit a nomination

Thanks again for your efforts! Lepricavark (talk) 20:00, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

Congrats Jack1956. This is so well deserved. I particularly enjoy the names of actors and entertainers on your "articles created" list. Thanks for all your work on the 'pedia. MarnetteD|Talk 20:15, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks very much. I feel very proud to receive such an honour and I thank Buster7 for their kind nomination. Jack1956 (talk) 20:44, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
The banner I just added here will be displayed at the WER Project page, the Editor of the Week page and in the WER Hall of Fame. ―Buster7  01:27, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
It's a great banner! We all work quietly away here with little recognition until something goes wrong so an award like this is really great. Thanks very much. Jack1956 (talk) 08:39, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
Whoa! Congratulations, Jack! Many thanks for all the great editing over the years! -- Ssilvers (talk) 20:42, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red World ContestEdit

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

Sir Arthur SullivanEdit

I am importuning close colleagues to look in, if they are inclined, at the peer review for Arthur Sullivan. Ssilvers and I are planning to take the article to FAC, and if you are inclined to look in at the peer review and give us your comments, it will be esteemed a favour. – Tim riley talk 22:55, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Sullivan againEdit

As no good deed goes unpunished, we are alerting everyone who was kind enough to contribute to the peer review on Sullivan that Ssilvers and I now have the article up for FAC. If you have the time and inclination to look in, we shall be most grateful. Tim riley talk 12:00, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

New Page ReviewingEdit

Hello, Jack1956.

As one of Wikipedia's most experienced editors,
Would you please consider becoming a New Page Reviewer? Reviewing/patrolling a page doesn't take much time but it requires a good understanding of Wikipedia policies and guidelines; currently Wikipedia needs experienced users at this task. (After gaining the flag, patrolling is not mandatory. One can do it at their convenience). But kindly read the tutorial before making your decision. Thanks. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 00:29, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

New page reviewer grantedEdit

Hello Jack1956. Your account has been added to the "New page reviewers" user group, allowing you to review new pages and mark them as patrolled, tag them for maintenance issues, or in some cases, tag them for deletion. The list of articles awaiting review is located at the New Pages Feed. New page reviewing is a vital function for policing the quality of the encylopedia, if you have not already done so, you must read the new tutorial at New Pages Review, the linked guides and essays, and fully understand the various deletion criteria. If you need more help or wish to discuss the process, please join or start a thread at page reviewer talk.

  • URGENT: Please consider helping get the huge backlog down to a manageable number of pages as soon as possible.
  • Be nice to new users - they are often not aware of doing anything wrong.
  • You will frequently be asked by users to explain why their page is being deleted - be formal and polite in your approach to them too, even if they are not.
  • Don't review a page if you are not sure what to do. Just leave it for another reviewer.
  • Remember that quality is quintessential to good patrolling. Take your time to patrol each article, there is no rush. Use the message feature and offer basic advice.

The reviewer right does not change your status or how you can edit articles. If you no longer want this user right, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. In case of abuse or persistent inaccuracy of reviewing, the right can be revoked at any time by an administrator. TonyBallioni (talk) 01:02, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

Happy HolidaysEdit

  Happy Holidays
From Stave one of Dickens A Christmas Carol

Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail. Mind! I don’t mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country’s done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

So you see even Charles was looking for a reliable source :-) Thank you for your contributions to the 'pedia. ~ MarnetteD|Talk 22:47, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for that. A Merry Christmas to you and yours also. Jack1956 (talk) 01:07, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

Articles for Creation ReviewingEdit

Hello, Jack1956.
AfC submissions
Random submission
2+ months
4,294 pending submissions
Purge to update

I recently sent you an invitation to join NPP, but you also might be the right candidate for another related project, AfC, which is also extremely backlogged.
Would you please consider becoming an Articles for Creation reviewer? Articles for Creation reviewers help new users learn the ropes of creating their first articles, and identify whether topics are suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia. Reviewing drafts doesn't take much time but it requires a good understanding of Wikipedia inclusion policies and guidelines; currently Wikipedia needs experienced users at this task. (After requesting to be added to the project, reviewing is not mandatory. One can do it at their convenience). But kindly read the reviewing instructions before making your decision. Thanks. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 01:47, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

New Years new page backlog driveEdit

Hello Jack1956, thank you for your efforts reviewing new pages!

Announcing the NPP New Year Backlog Drive!

We have done amazing work so far in December to reduce the New Pages Feed backlog by over 3000 articles! Now is the time to capitalise on our momentum and help eliminate the backlog!

The backlog drive will begin on January 1st and run until January 29th. Prize tiers and other info can be found HERE.

Awards will be given in tiers in two categories:

  • The total number of reviews completed for the month.
  • The minimum weekly total maintained for all four weeks of the backlog drive.

NOTE: It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing. Despite our goal of reducing the backlog as much as possible, please do not rush while reviewing.


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Brannam Pottery showroomsEdit

Jack, I saw your photo of the building - FYI, I believe that it's listed. Kelly hi! 22:11, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the information. I was unaware of that. Jack1956 (talk) 22:14, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the Woking Crematorium pics!Edit

Dear Jack1956, thank you ever so much for the pics of Woking Crematorium which you provided the other day. This really fills a gap, well done! One question I still have, though - why is it that you uploaded them here on en.wikipedia.org rather than on Wikimedia Commons, any particular reason? Many thanks again, and please keep up your great work! Cyan22 (talk) 23:12, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. I nearly killed myself walking from Brookwood Cemetery to Woking Crematorium but I think the end result was worth it. Regarding Commons, it's mostly because I'm not very good at uploading to there. Jack1956 (talk) 23:46, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

Ah. “not very good at uploading there”. Yes, first time around it is a bit off putting. However, the next time you find you're twiddling your thumbs with nothing useful to do – just have a go. Uploading to WC is very easy really. Even if your first attempts get deleted, you will be informed as to why. WC doesn’t expect all up-loaders to get it right first time. And their help desk can advise if you run into problems. Then you can sort through your shoe-box collection of old negatives, scan them, turn them into positives and upload them to WC. Once on WC the images can be used by all. Persevere, explore and have fun whilst your doing it. Aspro (talk) 00:38, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Jack, I'm an admin at Commons - let me know if you ever have any problems with photos there. I'm sure you've noticed I tend to move a lot of your photos over there when I have time. Kelly hi! 09:10, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
I have noticed and I am very grateful to you for doing so. Jack1956 (talk) 09:59, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Not all of your photos have been added to this yet, but Commons has the category c:Category:Photos by Jack1956. Kelly hi! 10:14, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Peter WyngardeEdit

I enjoy a spot of original research as much as anyone, but might it not be better to put some of the references to primary sources as footnotes, rather than expanding the main text? I took out a lot of your earlier detailed (and, I'm sure, accurate) research from the "Early life" section; more fastidious editors might think it should not be retained at all. Of course, we don't yet know whether the more contentious aspects of his personal life might become acknowledged by his associates following his death. Ghmyrtle (talk) 18:31, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

  • I don't think I know how to do that so please help yourself. Jack1956 (talk) 18:34, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
{{Template:Refn}} - there is one example already in the Early life section, so if you like you could just follow the same approach in relation to his possible marriage. Up to you. Ghmyrtle (talk) 18:44, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

NPP Backlog Drive AppreciationEdit

  Thank You
Thank you for reviewing articles during the 2018 NPP New Year Backlog Drive. Always more to do, but thanks for participating. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 05:21, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer NewsletterEdit

Hello Jack1956, thank you for your efforts in reviewing new pages!
 
The NPP backlog at the end of the drive with the number of unreviewed articles by creation date. Red is older than 90 days, orange is between 90 and 30 days old, and green is younger than 30 days.

Backlog update:

  • The new page backlog is currently at 3819 unreviewed articles, with a further 6660 unreviewed redirects.
  • We are very close to eliminating the backlog completely; please help by reviewing a few extra articles each day!

New Year Backlog Drive results:

  • We made massive progress during the recent four weeks of the NPP Backlog Drive, during which the backlog reduced by nearly six thousand articles and the length of the backlog by almost 3 months!

General project update:

  • ACTRIAL will end it's initial phase on the 14th of March. Our goal is to reduce the backlog significantly below the 90 day index point by the 14th of March. Please consider helping with this goal by reviewing a few additional pages a day.
  • Reviewing redirects is an important and necessary part of New Page Patrol. Please read the guideline on appropriate redirects for advice on reviewing redirects. Inappropriate redirects can be re-targeted or nominated for deletion at RfD.

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Women in RedEdit

Hello Jack. I'm glad to see you are now an "official" member of Women in Red. We're lucky to have such an experienced Wikipedian with such wide interests and a highly successful background as a schoolteacher. You have already created many, many interesting biographies of women and I'm sure you intend to write many more. Please feel free to make any suggestions as to how we can improve our WikiProject and let us know if there's ever anything we can do to help you along. Happy editing!--Ipigott (talk) 14:46, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Women's History Month 2018 at Women in RedEdit

Welcome to Women in Red's March 2018 worldwide online editathons.


Historically, our March event has been one of the biggest offerings of the year. This year, we are collaborating with two other wiki communities. Our article campaign is the official on-line/virtual node for Art+Feminism. Our image campaign supports the Whose Knowledge? initiative. Women's History Month 2018

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

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April 2018 at Women in RedEdit

Welcome to Women in Red's April 2018 worldwide online editathons.


Focus on: April+Further with Art+Feminism Archaeology Military history (contest) Geofocus: Indian subcontinent

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

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New Page Review Newsletter No.10Edit

Hello Jack1956, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

ACTRIAL:

  • ACTRIAL's six month experiment restricting new page creation to (auto)confirmed users ended on 14 March. As expected, a greatly increased number of unsuitable articles and candidates for deletion are showing up in the feed again, and the backlog has since increased already by ~30%. Please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day.

Paid editing

  • Now that ACTRIAL is inoperative pending discussion, please be sure to look for tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary.

Subject-specific notability guidelines

Nominate competent users for Autopatrolled

  • While patrolling articles, if you find an editor that is particularly competent at creating quality new articles, and that user has created more than 25 articles (rather than stubs), consider nominating them for the 'Autopatrolled' user right HERE.

News

  • The next issue Wikipedia's newspaper The Signpost has now been published after a long delay. There are some articles in it, including ACTRIAL wrap-up that will be of special interest to New Page Reviewers. Don't hesitate to contribute to the comments sections. The Signpost is one of the best ways to stay up date with news and new developments - please consider subscribing to it. All editors of Wikipedia and associated projects are welcome to submit articles on any topic for consideration by the The Signpost's editorial team for the next issue.

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May 2018 at Women in RedEdit

Welcome to Women in Red's May 2018 worldwide online editathons.



New: "Women of the Sea"

New: "Villains"

New: "Women in Sports"

New: "Central Eastern European women"


Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

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Frederick BovillEdit

As you are the author for this page, I'll leave you to decide whether or not to include info from these two newspaper clippings. They come from the British Newspaper Archive which does not allow use of its images on Wiki, so they are transcriptions:

"Mr. Frederic Bovill cannot boast a very long professional career. After some experience as an amateur he made his debut in The Mikado, taking the part of the Noble Lord Pish-Tush. Without a very great deal to do, he makes the best of his part, and his excellent voice and artistic singing are heard to advantage."

Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News - Saturday 04 July 1885 p4 c3 [This issue apparantly also has a portrait of him (taken from a photograph by Lombardi, 13 Pall Mall East) but the relevant page is missing from the BNA source].

"MR. FREDERICK BOVILL. Principal Baritone, Grand Opera. Count di Luna, Valentine, Count Arnheim, Don José de Satiterun, Don Pedro, Danny Mann, &c. Mr. N. Vert, Cork-street, W."

The Stage - Friday 12 July 1889 p3 c4 [This is the only advert I can find of him advertising his services]

Colin aka Henri Merton 12:00, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

DYK for George Bentham (singer)Edit

 On 4 May 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article George Bentham (singer), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after a decade-long opera and concert career, George Bentham originated the leading role of Alexis in The Sorcerer by Gilbert and Sullivan, which proved to be his last performing engagement? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/George Bentham (singer). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, George Bentham (singer)), 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) 12:01, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Wiki Loves FoodEdit

Hello! After the successful pilot program by Wikimedia India in 2015, Wiki Loves Food (WLF) is happening again in 2018 and this year, it's going International. To make this event a grand success, your direction is key. Please sign up here as a volunteer to bring all the world's food to Wikimedia. Danidamiobi (talk) 08:40, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

Invitation to participate in studyEdit

Hello,

I am E. Whittaker, an intern working with the Scoring Team to create a labeled dataset, and potentially a tool, to help editors deal with incivility when they encounter it on talk pages. We are currently recruiting editors to be interviewed about their experiences with incivility on talk pages. Would you be interested in being interviewed? The interviews should take ~1 hour, and will be conducted over BlueJeans (which does allow interviews to be recorded). If, so, please reply to this message or email me at ewhit@umich.edu in order to schedule an interview. .

Thank you Ewitch51 (talk) 15:19, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.11 25 May 2018Edit

Hello Jack1956, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

ACTRIAL:

  • WP:ACREQ has been implemented. The flow at the feed has dropped back to the levels during the trial. However, the backlog is on the rise again so please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day; a backlog approaching 5,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.

Deletion tags

  • Do bear in mind that articles in the feed showing the trash can icon may have been tagged by inexperienced or non NPR rights holders. They require your further verification.

Backlog drive:

  • A backlog drive will take place from 10 through 20 June. Check out our talk page at WT:NPR for more details. NOTE: It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing. Despite our goal of reducing the backlog as much as possible, please do not rush while reviewing.

Editathons

  • There will be a large increase in the number of editathons in June. Please be gentle with new pages that obviously come from good faith participants, especially articles from developing economies and ones about female subjects. Consider using the 'move to draft' tool rather than bluntly tagging articles that may have potential but which cannot yet reside in mainspace.

Paid editing - new policy

  • Now that ACTRIAL is ACREQ, please be sure to look for tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary. There is a new global WMF policy that requires paid editors to connect to their adverts.

Subject-specific notability guidelines

  • The box at the right contains each of the subject-specific notability guidelines, please review any that are relevant BEFORE nominating an article for deletion.
  • Reviewers are requested to familiarise themselves with the new version of the notability guidelines for organisations and companies.

Not English

  • A common issue: Pages not in English or poor, unattributed machine translations should not reside in main space even if they are stubs. Please ensure you are familiar with WP:NPPNE. Check in Google for the language and content, tag as required, then move to draft if they do have potential.

News

  • Development is underway by the WMF on upgrades to the New Pages Feed, in particular ORES features that will help to identify COPYVIOs, and more granular options for selecting articles to review.
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Women in Red June EditathonsEdit

Welcome to Women in Red's June 2018 worldwide online editathons.



New: WiR Loves Pride

New: Singers and Songwriters

New: Women in GLAM

New: Geofocus: Russia/USSR


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DYK for Betty KnoxEdit

 On 10 June 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Betty Knox, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that eccentric dancer Betty Knox, of Wilson, Keppel and Betty, later became a war correspondent and reported on the Nuremberg trials? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Betty Knox. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Betty Knox), 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) 11:13, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

NPP Backlog Elimination DriveEdit

Hello Jack1956, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel: there are currently 2900 unreviewed articles, and 4000 unreviewed redirects.

Announcing the Backlog Elimination Drive!

  • As a final push, we have decided to run a backlog elimination drive from the 20th to the 30th of June.
  • Reviewers who review at least 50 articles or redirects will receive a Special Edition NPP Barnstar:  . Those who review 100, 250, 500, or 1000 pages will also receive tiered awards:  ,  ,  ,  .
  • Please do not be hasty, take your time and fully review each page. It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing.

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July 2018 at Women in RedEdit

Hello again from Women in Red!


July 2018 worldwide online editathons:
New: Sub-Saharan Africa Film + stage 20th-century Women Rock
Continuing: Notable women, broadly-construed!


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August 2018 at Women in RedEdit

An exciting new month for Women in Red!


August 2018 worldwide online editathons:
New: Indigenous women Women of marginalized populations Women writers Geofocus: Bottom 10
Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative
Notable women, broadly-construed!



For the first time, this month we are trying out our Monthly achievement initiative

  • All creators of new biographies can keep track of their progress and earn virtual awards.
  • It can be used in conjunction with the above editathons or for any women's biography created in August.
  • Try it out when you create your first biography of the month.

Latest headlines, news, and views on the Women in Red talkpage (Join the conversation!):

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NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018Edit

 
Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months. (Purge)

Hello Jack1956, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

June backlog drive

Overall the June backlog drive was a success, reducing the last 3,000 or so to below 500. However, as expected, 90% of the patrolling was done by less than 10% of reviewers.
Since the drive closed, the backlog has begun to rise sharply again and is back up to nearly 1,400 already. Please help reduce this total and keep it from raising further by reviewing some articles each day.

New technology, new rules
  • New features are shortly going to be added to the Special:NewPagesFeed which include a list of drafts for review, OTRS flags for COPYVIO, and more granular filter preferences. More details can be found at this page.
  • Probationary permissions: Now that PERM has been configured to allow expiry dates to all minor user rights, new NPR flag holders may sometimes be limited in the first instance to 6 months during which their work will be assessed for both quality and quantity of their reviews. This will allow admins to accord the right in borderline cases rather than make a flat out rejection.
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Good afternoon !Edit

For the attention of User:Jack1956 Please review request for your expertise. I was glad to see that you have contributed to the Wikipedia of Cheek by Jowl <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheek_by_Jowl> who directed the first production of the Greek South African Angelique Rockas <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelique_Rockas> . I noticed that the first reference for Cheek by Jowl is the link to their archives in the Victoria and albert collections, which is also an external link..


The Wikipedia Angelique Rockas page has gone through great difficulties as a result of a Greek editor from Greece Chalk 19 questioning the value of stating the British Library archives and the use of scans of reviews from years in which the stated newspapers and magazines do not have direct links from the Internet Archive, and blocking every contributor in his ignorance. Accusations of unsourced material and paid contributions have been levelled , The admin Doc James is known for catching out pharmaceutical companies using PR companies to promote their product on Wikipedia , so his banners after consulting Chalk of Dollar signs and paid contribution is no surprise. The archives mean nothing to him . The real question is why should the work archived in the British Library, Scottish Theatre archive, BFI and the UK National Archive plus Akademie Der Kunste need paid editors?


Editors Atlantic and Melcous have restructured the article , and Chrissynad removed the flick links As an academic of Greek Cypriot cum English ancestry , with first hand knowledge of Uk theatre and newspaper logos you are best qualified to add your contribution to this article with its Theatro Technis and Greek connections so that the banners can be removed


I am not sufficiently qualified to carry out this task but you with your academic status, track record on Wikipedia etc etc can put a stop to this . And I hope you understand that I wish to remain anonymous. Thank you. Anon {----} sorry they are not real — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.8.119.247 (talk) 13:48, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

  • What these editors are saying is that a citation to the actual newspaper review (Joe Bloggs, Review of Humpty Dumpty, The Times (12 October 1982) pg 4) is acceptable but a scan of a review or letter in an archive or library on Flickr is not. They are also saying that while sources such as the BFI are acceptable it seems that there has been a significant use of sockpuppets by someone who is either the article's subject, someone close to the subject or someone paid by the subject or an agency working for her to inflate the article. A lot of the evidence seems to be pointing in this diewction. Jack1956 (talk) 16:01, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Latest developmentsEdit

To User:Jack56 Thank you again for your attention . Regarding your comments about citations Are you aware :1) Wikipedia community and Internet Archive partner to fix one million ... https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/10/26/internet-archive-broken-links/ 26 Oct 2016 - Wikipedia community and Internet Archive partner to fix one million broken ... More than one million formerly broken links in the English Wikipedia ... And, yes, we are now working to extend this effort to other Wikipedia's (and .

2) Many news sources of 39 yrs ago are not availble via digital links so you cannot dismiss the work of persons who broke new ground in theatre because the news sources about the work are not digitally archived to provide direct links. Scans or screen shots on the Internet Archive are acceptable to many editors working in Wikipedia who do accept internet archive scans as they are not a `fake` .. 3) If Wikipedia and Internet Archive are working together to save links then maybe logically it is best to upload the reviews and news sources onto the Internet Archive even if the reviews and news sources are after 2000 4) There is also <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internationalist_Theatre > Best {___} Anon — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.8.115.249 (talk) 14:02, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.13 18 September 2018Edit

Hello Jack1956, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

The New Page Feed currently has 2700 unreviewed articles, up from just 500 at the start of July. For a while we were falling behind by an average of about 40 articles per day, but we have stabilised more recently. Please review some articles from the back of the queue if you can (Sort by: 'Oldest' at Special:NewPagesFeed), as we are very close to having articles older than one month.

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As part of this project, the feed will have some larger updates to functionality next month. Specifically, ORES predictions will be built in, which will automatically flag articles for potential issues such as vandalism or spam. Copyright violation detection will also be added to the new page feed. See the projects's talk page for more info.
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October 2018 at Women in RedEdit

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request for help, improvement and re-reading for Lori Jo Hendrix, Milena Miconi and Sabrina FerilliEdit

Dear Professor, Good morning from Coreca, I write it to say hello and know how it is. I am well enough for now, starting my first day at university, at the age of 34...but there is never a time limit for study. I saw that you participate in a project interesting for me, which in this period I absolutely need, that of Women in Red project, I have three biographies to propose, one of which must be completely redone according to the biography on two sites not so encyclopedic . But I'm sure it will be easy for you to do it. this is the biography of Lori Jo Hendrix, I send you the two links, here and here, to get an idea of the biography to be added and reformulated. as concern Sabrina Ferilli and Milena Miconi if she can help in general with regard to the biography, to make it more fluid and legible. Sure of a positive response, I greet you and thank you, and I hope I can soon return your courtesy.--Luigi Salvatore Vadacchino (talk) 04:36, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

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NPR Newsletter No.14 21 October 2018Edit

 
Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

Hello Jack1956, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

Backlog

As of 21 October 2018, there are 3650 unreviewed articles and the backlog now stretches back 51 days.

Community Wishlist Proposal
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NPR Newsletter No.15 16 November 2018Edit

 

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

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Community Wishlist Survey – NPP needs you – Vote NOW
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If this proposal does not make it into the top ten, it is likely that the tools will be given no support at all for the foreseeable future. So please put in a vote today.
We are counting on significant support not only from our own ranks, but from everyone who is concerned with maintaining a Wikipedia that is free of vandalism, promotion, flagrant financial exploitation and other pollution.
With all 650 reviewers voting for these urgently needed improvements, our requests would be unlikely to fail. See also The Signpost Special report: 'NPP: This could be heaven or this could be hell for new users – and for the reviewers', and if you are not sure what the wish list is all about, take a sneak peek at an article in this month's upcoming issue of The Signpost which unfortunately due to staff holidays and an impending US holiday will probably not be published until after voting has closed.

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File:Commissioner John Lawley c1900.jpgEdit

Do you still have the original postcard? It would be nice to list the original publisher if the author is unknown.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:09, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Also File:Booth-Lawley-Lazarus-1905.jpg ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:10, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
I still have them but I think they may be in storage. I will have a rummage. Jack1956 (talk) 17:58, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Church of St Katharine, IcklefordEdit

On the Wiki page it says that the triptych is by Charles Buckeridge but I don't find that in any of the references. Is there a source for that or a date for it? AndyScott (talk) 22:53, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi. The attribution was in the guide book my copy of which is in storage with all my books at present. I see you have connected it to Charles Edgar Buckeridge on his page so I have changed the links in the article to him. The guide book simply said "Charles Buckeridge" and the author may not have been aware of the distinction. Jack1956 (talk) 23:33, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for clearing that up. AndyScott (talk) 09:41, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Old postcards..Edit

Found another one - File:Envoy Darkie Hutton.jpg,, Clearly pre 1921, so no issue with it being PD in the US. It would be nice to have some more detail on the publisher/photographer, Were these put out by The Salvation Army themsleves? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 11:26, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.16 15 December 2018Edit

Hello Jack1956,

Reviewer of the Year

This year's award for the Reviewer of the Year goes to Onel5969. Around on Wikipedia since 2011, their staggering number of 26,554 reviews over the past twelve months makes them, together with an additional total of 275,285 edits, one of Wikipedia's most prolific users.

Thanks are also extended for their work to JTtheOG (15,059 reviews), Boleyn (12,760 reviews), Cwmhiraeth (9,001 reviews), Semmendinger (8,440 reviews), PRehse (8,092 reviews), Arthistorian1977 (5,306 reviews), Abishe (4,153 reviews), Barkeep49 (4,016 reviews), and Elmidae (3,615 reviews).
Cwmhiraeth, Semmendinger, Barkeep49, and Elmidae have been New Page Reviewers for less than a year — Barkeep49 for only seven months, while Boleyn, with an edit count of 250,000 since she joined Wikipedia in 2008, has been a bastion of New Page Patrol for many years.

See also the list of top 100 reviewers.

Less good news, and an appeal for some help

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Merry MerryEdit

  Happy Christmas!
Hello Jack1956,
Early in A Child's Christmas in Wales the young Dylan and his friend Jim Prothero witness smoke pouring from Jim's home. After the conflagration has been extinguished Dylan writes that

Nobody could have had a noisier Christmas Eve. And when the firemen turned off the hose and were standing in the wet, smoky room, Jim's Aunt, Miss. Prothero, came downstairs and peered in at them. Jim and I waited, very quietly, to hear what she would say to them. She said the right thing, always. She looked at the three tall firemen in their shining helmets, standing among the smoke and cinders and dissolving snowballs, and she said, "Would you like anything to read?"

My thanks to you for your efforts to keep the 'pedia readable in case the firemen chose one of our articles :-) Best wishes to you and yours and happy editing in 2019. MarnetteD|Talk 01:45, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

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January 2019, Volume 5, Issue 1, Numbers 104-108


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Per JacobssonEdit

Jack, you took a picture of my grandfather's grave. Did you take more than one? If you did could you send them to me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.168.231.79 (talk) 18:00, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

I took three, including what I guess is your grandmother, Violet? Do you have an email? Jack1956 (talk) 18:39, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Per JacobssonEdit

Yes, Violet was grandmother's name. My niece named one of her daughters after her. My e-mail address is senatorhatrack@yahoo.com

Bryan Per Björnson 75.168.231.79 (talk) 00:25, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

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Toplis PhotoEdit

Hello. Just a query about the Percy Toplis photo you uploaded several years ago. This is the best reproduction I have seen and just wondering who owns the original/source image? I've spoken to Mike Sassi at the Nottingham Evening Post and he is sceptical that they ever owned the original image. Have also contacted the British Library, Carlisle Police Archive and Imperial War Museum. They all denied ownership. Several cropped versions of this same image have appeared in various publications through the year and all seem to have misattributed it (including the famous book by Fairley and Allsion). Most publishers tend to reproduce the image that appears in Edwin Woodhall's Detective Days (1929). Very glad you did upload it though. It's a bobby dazzler.PixSrgy (talk) 11:22, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Should I email you insteadEdit

RE: Toplis photo. I can email you if you prefer? We are in the process of creating a small Toplis display for The Glassworks pub in Chesterfield. The pub stands on the corner of Sheffield Road and Sanforth Street - the street where Percy was born. We're keen to use the image in the display and would prefer to have the permission of the owner (as it is in a public place). As the Nottingham Evening Post don't possess the picture, we are wondering who does? PixSrgy (talk) 19:28, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Not clearEdit

Sorry but I've just realised its not clear who uploaded the picture. If you were to click on the picture of Percy Toplis (posing as an officer) in the media viewer's history panel, it suggests that the user Skjoldbro uploaded it in May 2018. But the history comparison tool suggests Jack1956 performed the upload:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Percy_Toplis&type=revision&diff=401602089&oldid=401601677

If someone could clear this up, that would be great. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PixSrgy (talkcontribs) 20:23, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Hi and thanks for your messages. I uploaded a smaller photographic portrait of Toplis which was a cropped version of the seated image now at the op of the article - which as you say was uploaded by Skjoldbro. However, this makes no difference to its use. As it was taken before 1923 the image is freely available (hence why it can be used on the article under a Commons tag) so can be used by you in the way you describe. I hope this makes things a little clearer. Jack1956 (talk) 21:27, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, that's great. I spotted the full Toplis pic among your 'My Pictures' list on your user page and thought there was a better chance you might have uploaded it. One thing I did learn during the time we spent seeking permission to use it, is that the picture doesn't belong to any of the archives that it's previously been attributed to - not the Imperial War Museum, not the Nottingham Evening Post, not the Carlisle Archive Centre (Cumebrland Constabulary Archive) and not the British Library. Given that the same cropped version appeared in the Daily Mail on the very same day, it always seemed doubtful that it was owned by the Nottingham Evening Post (especially as both papers had made substantial efforts to 'remove' the chair in the background). See you're interested in the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee. Interesting to see Charles Reeve's nephew, Harry Reeve at the centre of the rumpus at Etaples. The account of the mutiny by James Cullen confirms this pretty much (famous boxer, holder of the Lonsdale belt etc). Fascinating period. PixSrgy (talk) 08:27, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLV, March 2019Edit

 
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NPR Newsletter No.17Edit

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News
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  • Two elements of CSD G6 have been split into their own criteria: R4 for redirects in the "File:" namespace with the same name as a file or redirect at Wikimedia Commons (Discussion), and G14 for disambiguation pages which disambiguate zero pages, or have "(disambiguation)" in the title but disambiguate a single page (Discussion).
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H. G. Robley photoEdit

Hi! May I ask how you ascertained the date of creation of File:Major General H. G. Robley MA I175386 TePapa.jpg to be c. 1887?--Roy17 (talk) 20:36, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

I'm afraid I can't remember after all this time but it must have been based on some evidence. I know the source says 1860 but he doesn't exactly look 20 in it, does he?

Check the link for a portrait of Robley aged about 20 and a photograph in 1895 in which he looks rather more like the image here. https://www.robley.org.uk/h-g-robley.html Jack1956 (talk) 22:11, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

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June 2019
The Top 6 Articles
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The sad news was the 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings. The Top 6 most popular articles about People in WikiProject Christianity were:

    1. Louis XIV of France – a monarch of the House of Bourbon who reigned as King of France. He did say, "Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful."
    2. Mary, Queen of Scots – arrested for Reigning While Catholic (RWC), Mary was found guilty of plotting to assassinate Elizabeth I of England in 1586, and was beheaded the following year.
    3. Elizabeth I of England – The Virgin Queen, Elizabeth was the last of the five monarchs of the House of Tudor who ushered in the Elizabethan Era, reversed re-establishment of Roman Catholicism by her half-sister.
    4. Henry VIII of EnglandKing of England, He was an accomplished musician, author, and poet; his known piece of music is "Pastime with Good Company". He is often reputed to have written "Greensleeves" but probably did not. He had six marriages.
    5. Martin Luther King Jr.
      " There are three urgent and indeed great problems that we face not only in the United States of America but all over the world today. That is the problem of racism, the problem of poverty and the problem of war."
    6. Billy Ray Cyrus – Having released 12 studio albums and 44 singles since 1992, he is best known for his number one single "Achy Breaky Heart", which became the first single ever to achieve triple Platinum status in Australia.
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Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork, Ireland

Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral is a Gothic Revival three-spire cathedral in the city of Cork, Ireland. It belongs to the Church of Ireland and was completed in 1879. The cathedral is located on the south side of the River Lee, on ground that has been a place of worship since the 7th century, and is dedicated to Finbarr of Cork, patron saint of the city. It was once in the Diocese of Cork; it is now one of the three cathedrals in the Church of Ireland Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin. Christian use of the site dates back to a 7th-century AD monastery, which according to legend was founded by Finbarr of Cork. The entrances contain the figures of over a dozen biblical figures, capped by a tympanum showing a Resurrection scene. (more...)

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New Page Review newsletter July-August 2019Edit

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Ichthus July 2019Edit


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July 2019
The Top 6 Articles
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A suicide attack on July 11th claimed by Islamic State (IS) near a church in the Syrian city of Qamishli shows that Christians remain a major target of the terror group. The Top 6 most popular articles about People in WikiProject Christianity were:

    1. Henry VIII of EnglandKing of England, He was an accomplished musician, author, and poet; his known piece of music is "Pastime with Good Company". He is often reputed to have written "Greensleeves" but probably did not. He had six marriages.
    2. Elena Cornaro Piscopia – was a Venetian philosopher of noble descent who in 1678 became one of the first women to receive an academic degree from a university, and the first to receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree. In 1669, she translated the Colloquy of Christ by Carthusian monk Lanspergius from Spanish into Italian.
    3. Mary, Queen of Scots – arrested for Reigning While Catholic (RWC), Mary was found guilty of plotting to assassinate Elizabeth I of England in 1586, and was beheaded the following year.
    4. Bob Dylan – American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist.
      " Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them."
    5. Elizabeth I of England – The Virgin Queen, Elizabeth was the last of the five monarchs of the House of Tudor who ushered in the Elizabethan Era, reversed re-establishment of Roman Catholicism by her half-sister.
    6. Billy Ray Cyrus – Having released 12 studio albums and 44 singles since 1992, he is best known for his number one single "Achy Breaky Heart", which became the first single ever to achieve triple Platinum status in Australia.
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Eric and Leslie Ludy were 21 and 16 respectively when they first met, English professors suggest that older singles are unlikely to gather hope from their story.

When God Writes Your Love Story: The Ultimate Approach to Guy/Girl Relationships is a 1999 book by Eric and Leslie Ludy, an American married couple. After becoming a bestseller on the Christian book market, the book was republished in 2004 and then revised and expanded in 2009. It tells the story of the authors' first meeting, courtship, and marriage. The authors advise single people not to be physically or emotionally intimate with others, but to wait for the spouse that God has planned for them.

The book is divided into five sections and sixteen chapters. Each chapter is written from the perspective of one of the two authors; nine are by Eric, while Leslie wrote seven, as well as the introduction. The Ludys argue that one's love life should be both guided by and subordinate to one's relationship with God. Leslie writes that God offers new beginnings to formerly unchaste or sexually abused individuals. (more...)

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This month's refresher course

Why I Hate Speedy Deleters, a 2008 essay by long since retired Ballonman, is still as valid today. Those of us who patrol large numbers of new pages can be forgiven for making the occasional mistake while others can learn from their 'beginner' errors. Worth reading.

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