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Teahouse talkback: you've got messages!Edit

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TwinkleEdit

Hi, JennyOz. You might be interested in enabling Twinkle so you can easily rollback an instance of vandalism yourself. You can do so in your Preferences under 'Gadgets'. Happy editing– Gilliam (talk) 13:06, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

BullockEdit

Hi Jenny. I've taken Bullock out again - he's resigning, not retiring (his seat is not up for election this cycle anyway, unless there's a double dissolution). Once the Bullock -> Dodson changeover is effected (as far as I know Bullock hasn't submitted his resignation yet), which should be before the election, there'll just be a little swap down in the Senate tables where the continuing senators are listed. :) Frickeg (talk) 11:41, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

I know, trust Bullock to mess things up! On the links - they are being used as our references at the moment. Once formal election guides (like the ABC ones) come out, they can probably be moved down to external links. Frickeg (talk) 08:14, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

I couldn't remember the specifics on this, so I looked it up for Jenny McAllister and it seems to be that the parliamentary vote counts as the "election", so Dodson's term has now begun. Frickeg (talk) 01:32, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

2016 in AustraliaEdit

Thanks for your kind words! In general, I usually only add items with an article link, whether it is to an article about the event, or to people or organisations involved. But it's not a strict rule, anything with a lot of coverage should be fine, and may prompt creation of an article. With anniversaries of events, I would probably not include them unless the anniversary itself had an article (such as Australian Bicentenary), just because it is fairly subjective about which anniversaries to include and of course the original event should be in the year article when it happened anyway so it's kind of repeating the information. --Canley (talk) 05:01, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

Thanks for the 'birthday' greetings Jenny! Just reading the message on your userpage, I hope you're feeling more and more comfortable with your contributions here - you sound like the sort of person that Wikipedia needs more of. Cheers, --jjron (talk) 11:23, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

A belated thanks for the barnstar! This is some of my absolute favourite kind of work to do on Wikipedia, but it's still nice to be appreciated! Frickeg (talk) 05:53, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Old editsEdit

Try using the "undo" button first, but it will most likely fail if the edits are old and there have been subsequent edits to that section. If it doesn't work, just edit it back to the original state. --Canley (talk) 08:48, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Orange Sky Laundry - editing user space draftEdit

As a general rule of thumb I don't edit other people's user-space drafts without invitation - I'll wait until it gets moved to article space, as I'm sure User:JennyOz/sandbox/Draft1 will. However if you want me to start on some of the basics (eg WP:SURNAME or WP:NEUTRAL, per my comments on User talk:JennyOz/sandbox/Draft1) while it's still in your user-space, let me know. Mitch Ames (talk) 14:02, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Jenny! Sorry to be out of the loop on this (tied up with some other stuff in real life), but great work! I really think you can move this article into main space (if you need help to do this let me know). Once that happens, you can expect other people will start to modify it but that's OK. They would not do it if they didn't think the article useful and collectively people know about the various policies (I don't think any one human could possibly know them all - I am sure I don't). Kerry (talk) 23:41, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Mitch and Kerry thanks both for your messages (and sorry for delay in replying). Mitch, I really appreciate your advice and you are very welcome to make any changes. Thanks though for asking. I will also reply to your specific help back over at the draft talk page. Kerry, thanks for your comments. Funny (ha ha) thing is though..., because it was my first article, I did it via the Articles for Creation process. So now it's waiting with the other 700:) Oh well, luckily I'm very patient. And you're right about no-one being able to know every policy and lots kindly jumped in to share their advice when I asked for suggestions. I look forward to anyone improving the article. Thanks again. JennyOz (talk) 23:49, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
I didn't realise it was AfC, but I can help with that! Kerry (talk) 00:09, 2 September 2016 (UTC)
Kerry, Wow! I'm gobsmacked! Thank you! I didn't realise you could do that. I'll do the changes to the red links today, once I absorb what just happened. Thanks a million. JennyOz (talk) 00:32, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Orange Sky Laundry has been acceptedEdit

Orange Sky Laundry, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
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Did you know nominations/Orange Sky LaundryEdit

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DYK for Orange Sky LaundryEdit

 On 18 September 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Orange Sky Laundry, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in their second year of providing a free mobile laundry service for the homeless, the co-founders of Orange Sky Laundry were jointly awarded Young Australian of the Year? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Orange Sky Laundry. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Orange Sky Laundry), 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, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

... for the piano-related clipping. Interesting historical stuff.

I too hate the word "over-arching". See a full list of my pet hates here.

Cheers.

PS. Hi, Jenny. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 11:12, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

CoordsEdit

Hi, Jenny! I saw your comment to Scott Davis and just thought I'd give you the short intro to coords.

If you are looking at an article which is using the infobox Australian place (as Cowra and most Australian places do), then you can added the coords either as Degrees Minutes Seconds like this

| latd = 33 | latm = 50 | lats = 6 | longd = 148 | longm = 41 | longs = 33

Or if you have decimal degrees

| latd =33.835 | longd = 148.6925

There are plenty of websites that will convert between DMS and decimal degrees if you want to do that, but the infobox supports either format.

In the Australian place infobox, it is ASSUMED you are talking about a latitude that is South of the Equator and East of Greenwich (because all Australia is in the SE of the world), so there is no need for negatives. In other parts of Wikipedia and on Commons, you would put -33 or -33.835 to signify south of the equator.

If you want to know what are the coords of an Australian placename, then this is your best place to go : Gazetteer of Australia.

There's more to coords than the above, so let me know if your needs extend beyond the infobox Australian places and I will try to explain. Kerry (talk) 21:00, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

Ah thanks @Kerry Raymond: - when I'd had a quick look and compared the coords on maps with those on Cowra, it was the minus sign that confused me so you have just cleared that up for me. Certainly hadn't occurred to me that the infobox had an inbuilt assumption. It takes me so long to look up and fully comprehend each new procedure so your help is very welcome. Thank you sincerely for taking the time to message me with the intro. JennyOz (talk) 22:23, 9 November 2016 (UTC)
Please feel free to ask me for help whenever you need it; I don't pretend to know everything (Wikipedia is a vast and sprawling beast). Kerry (talk) 00:27, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

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A page you started (Rhiannan Iffland) has been reviewed!Edit

Thanks for creating Rhiannan Iffland, JennyOz!

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I haven't done new page review for a while, so I hope that was what you needed. If you want to delete the redirect from Draft1 Orange Sky Laundry in your sandbox just mark it with db-author and an admin will delete it. --Canley (talk) 08:51, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Rhiannan IfflandEdit

 On 1 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Rhiannan Iffland, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after being granted a wildcard entry, Australian high diver Rhiannan Iffland went on to win the 2016 Cliff Diving World Series championship in her rookie year? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Rhiannan Iffland. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Rhiannan Iffland), 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) 00:14, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

FWT review etcEdit

Hi Jenny, thanks for your great review and support of the FWT list. I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing Australian Cricket Hall of Fame which is also at FLC right now? It's looking a little lonely having received not one glance of attention since I nominated it a few weeks back...! The Rambling Man (talk) 07:50, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

The Rambling Man Crikey, so many heros! Will have a look over. JennyOz (talk) 15:13, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Advanced warning, on the heels of the FWT promotion, I will soon be looking at listing Trans-Tasman Trophy at FLC, so any review/tweaks you can make on that would be much appreciated. The Rambling Man (talk) 09:05, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
The Rambling Man, Thanks for the warning:) Will have look at T-TT when finished with ACHoF (but can't commit to any time frame). Congrats on FWT promotion! JennyOz (talk) 08:05, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
No worries, there's no deadline, things can hang around FLC for three months sometimes, I tend to try to "canvass" reviewers who I know are keen-eyed, interested in the subject matter and put in great reviews, and their time is precious, so I appreciate any help you can give whenever you can. Cheers! The Rambling Man (talk) 08:10, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
The Rambling Man, Just to let you know that I will add my couple of points to the T-T Trophy tomorrow. Haven't forgotten:) JennyOz (talk) 18:44, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
Cool Jenny, thanks! The Rambling Man (talk) 19:14, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Get Krack!n'Edit

Hi J Bar, thanks for creating an article for the Kates' new show. I'm not sure though that there is meant to be an apostrophe at end of its name? JennyOz (talk) 04:15, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll fix that up. They must have used one in an early article. J Bar (talk) 05:24, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, J Bar - I thought that might be the case. Thanks JennyOz (talk) 05:38, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Avenue Range Station massacreEdit

G'day, I wondered if you would mind taking a look at this article, the latest in my work on the frontier wars in SA? I'd like to get a few opinions before nominating it for GA review. Cheers,

Hi Peacemaker67, sure thing! Actually, I read the Waterloo one earlier and just finished reading Dernancourt (noticed the coincidence of name Congreve!). Will get back to you soon. Regards, JennyOz (talk) 09:51, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Jenny! Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 05:33, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Hi Peacemaker67, I have added some comments to the article's talk page. Sorry I was not able to attend sooner. Thanks for such a comprehensive coverage of the events and their multiple retellings. Best wishes, JennyOz (talk) 03:20, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Jenny. Your feedback is really appreciated! Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 05:13, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Maybe a copy-editor?Edit

Hello, again, JennyOz – I hadn't run across your user name before, so out of curiosity looked at your user page. I also don't like getting in to arguments, so avoid them whenever possible. It looks like you have an attention to detail, so you might like to participate at Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors. You could help cut down on our backlog of articles needing copy-editing. Some of the articles are in pretty good shape, and only need polishing. Others are in bad shape, or written by a non-native speaker of English, and require a lot of work. Normally, it is not contentious editing, and there's no rush; you don't have to finish an article all on one day. If you're curious, you can look at articles that have been copy-edited already and see in the revision history what the copy-editor did. Look in the archives. I'm sure each copy-editor has his or her own style of copy-editing and what he/she considers important enough to change. If you're really interested in beginning, you might like to look at the tools I've placed at the top of my talk page. Feel free to copy (in edit mode) and paste to your page any that seem useful. (Be sure to click "Cancel" to get out of edit mode.) If you're interested in Australian topics, you might look at Wikipedia:WikiProject Australia. For fun, you might look at User:Carptrash#I just resurrected, and User:EEng and User talk:EEng.  – Corinne (talk) 16:29, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the YearEdit

Hey Jenny, I have the above list at FLC, and I always appreciate your insightful comments, was wondering if you'd have a chance to cast you eyes over it? No worries if not, as you'd expect from me, it's practically perfect........ ! Hope you're well, The Rambling Man (talk) 21:58, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi The Rambling Man, will happily look at this tomorrow. JennyOz (talk) 12:46, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks, take your time, any help gratefully appreciated, as always. The Rambling Man (talk) 13:31, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Image of statuetteEdit

Following your advice, we now have a fair use image of the statuette at the (still awful but not quite so awful) Laureus World Sports Awards article. Work there continues....... I'm aiming for WP:FTC before Xmas. The Rambling Man (talk) 15:36, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Ah, thanks! Looks good, it's a very handsome piece of silverware. Let me know when you are nearing end of fixing Awards article. I won't put it on my watchlist just yet (fear of clogging up). As for Featured topics, I only very recently realised there was such a thing when editing this. The Laureus set should fly through. Regards, JennyOz (talk) 04:58, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Ellyse PerryEdit

Hi Jenny, a brief departure from the lists I so enjoy making, I've asked Lugnuts if he'd like to help get Ellyse Perry up to featured article status, and then I suddenly thought of you, and wondered if you'd like to join it too? The article is in good shape already but could use a copyedit and source review before we nominate it. What do you reckon? The Rambling Man (talk) 09:35, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

G'day The Rambling Man, funny you should ask. I spent the weekend swapping between Ian's women's fifer list and, when it was sending me cross-eyed, Ellyse's article. (She is such a magic person. Her interview discussing how she accidentally celebrated her double century on field a tad early was simply delightful.) I only did gnomey edits and only got down to the beginning of her football section. Yep I'm in. There is a massive amount of prose from earlier in her cricket days. Let me know the plan. PS As above, alert me when any more of the Laureus set are ready for FLC listing. JennyOz (talk) 10:19, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
Great, once I get clear of my sandboxing for the Segrave Trophy, I'll take a closer look at Perry and see what's happening. With regard to the Laureus lists, well I have six more up my sleeve just waiting for the FLC backlog to clear, plus the main article is now re-worked completely at at GAN waiting for a kind editor to pluck it from obscurity and review it. The lists are: Breakthrough, Sportsman, Sport for Good, Comeback, Team and Spirit of Sport. I'd be happy to take any comments on their respective talkpages should you feel so generously inclined! The Rambling Man (talk) 10:30, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

hi JennyOz, thanks for the thanks over my edits at Wikipedia:WikiProject Australian law cleanup list.

Coolabahapple (talk) 07:09, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the YearEdit

Hi Jenny, the above list is now at FLC, if you have the time and feel the inclination to have a look! Cheers. The Rambling Man (talk) 10:29, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Hey Jenny, thanks for all your ongoing reviews and support. Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability has been sitting without attention for a while now, I wondered if you'd "do your thing" on it if you have the time and inclination? Thanks again, The Rambling Man (talk) 13:20, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi The Rambling Man, Ha! I had already started looking at it! Am quite keen to help get the whole set finished as they roll through. (Segrave looks interesting too.) Regards, JennyOz (talk) 13:48, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, I have a few more Segrave-esque up my sleeve... The Rambling Man (talk) 13:58, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

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ITN recognition for Ken CatchpoleEdit

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USMCWREdit

@JennyOz: Thanks for fixing my typo> Pendright (talk) 06:36, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

@JennyOz: I’d like to nominate the USMCWR article for an ACR! So, would I be testing your patience if I asked you for a read through beforehand? If I am, no problem, I’ll understand. I hope all is well down under. Regards! Pendright (talk) 05:33, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi Pendright, Nice to hear from you again. I thought you might be heading to ACR, have been watching your changes. I will be very happy to have another read through. (All's okay downunder though a bit chilly.) Best wishes, JennyOz (talk) 05:57, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
@JennyOz: Great, thank you! Pendright (talk) 20:00, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
@JennyOz: As of this hour, I’m unable to find any italics on either the slogan ( Recruiting) or the esprit de corps (Camp Lejeune). What am I missing? Pendright (talk) 06:52, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
Hi Pendright, well that's weird. When I view this sentence "Although joint training with the Navy proved satisfactory, it did not engender the Marine esprit de corps that was expected.", esprit de corps appears in italics, and in this, "The slogan Free a Marine to Fight proved to be a strong drawing card for the Reserve...", Free a Marine to Fight is italicised. (I wouldn't worry about them.) JennyOz (talk) 07:52, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
@JennyOz: It is me whose weird! Either I've been out in the sun too long or it's time to pack it in. Anyway, I removed both sets. Humble pie is not as digestable as apple pie. Thanks! Pendright (talk) 12:06, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
Free a Marine to Fight is now supported by two links, one showing pages 1 – 20, the other from 21- 41. Please let me know if this is sufficient or more information is needed. Thanks so much for your time and effort, it sure paid off. Pendright (talk) 01:37, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Hi Pendright, I noticed you'd added the second one. I think it addresses the issue perfectly! Congratulations on the promotion! You deserve one too! Best wishes, JennyOz (talk) 02:57, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
Thanks for taking the time to provide such detailed comments on the Australian Defence Force article. Nick-D (talk) 10:05, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Thanks Nick-D!, always happy to help, especially when Australian articles heading to main page. JennyOz (talk) 10:48, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

My sincere thanksEdit

Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Laureus World Sports Awards/archive1 has just been promoted to featured topic. Thanks for your help in getting it there! The Rambling Man (talk) 21:42, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Hi TRM, Congrats! I enjoyed the process and learnt a lot - not only the interesting sport content but markup, MoS, collaboration and more. JennyOz (talk) 04:42, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Vinny LauwersEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Vinny Lauwers at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 14:29, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Vinny LauwersEdit

 On 10 February 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Vinny Lauwers, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Australian yachtsman Vinny Lauwers circumnavigated the globe solo with his "mistress"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Vinny Lauwers. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Vinny Lauwers), 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) 01:07, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

PreciousEdit

Australian sports

Thank you for quality articles about sports people from Australia, such as Rhiannan Iffland and Vinny Lauwers, for improving Van Diemen's Land v Port Phillip, 1851, for diligent corrections with clear edit summaries, "interested in current issues and BLPs in Australia being recorded correctly", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:08, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Wow, thank you Gerda! What a lovely note. I feel honoured... and I love blue sapphires! JennyOz (talk) 10:19, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
You are welcome! It's a Yogo. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:48, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
A year ago, you were recipient no. 1850 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:20, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

It's a wonder how many improvements a featured article can have after I've assumed that it's reached the perfect state :D Thank you for the corrections Jenny; really appreciate it. Lourdes 07:13, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi Lourdes, Thank you for the work that went into the article, not only an interesting and enjoyable read but an important record of Australian history. JennyOz (talk) 07:48, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Deputy PMEdit

Hi Jenny,

Just so it is clear, my edit summaries are not about you or your edits (which are clearly improvements). I was and am peeved that I made edits in several sections and then got an edit conflict and, as an IP editor, lost all the changes I'd made and was presented only with your last saved version so could not cut-and-paste my changes in. It's a fault in the software.

Cheers, a lowly IP, 125.168.41.242 (talk) 05:01, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi IP, thanks for your note. I didn't get an alert when saving and I was not aware IPs don't get alerts. I actually had another edit conflict today, with another logged in user, which I noticed when checking via 'show changes' and chose to cancel rather than attempt to save. Anyway, I understand you were frustrated and I did not take your summaries personally. Hope your day got better:) Best wishes, JennyOz (talk) 05:46, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi Jenny... to be clear, I did get an edit conflict alert, but all it displayed was your latest saved version, so unlike a usual edit conflict, it did not display what I had done and allow me to integrate the changes. Of course, there is no way that you could have known I was working on any changes. I have no idea if this was a software glitch or a design fault that produces edit conflict notices to IP users that are utterly useless for actually retaining changes from both editors. I just wanted to make sure that you knew the edit summaries were not directed at you. :) 125.168.41.242 (talk) 15:21, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Reviewer Barnstar
For your assistance on Neil Armstrong Hawkeye7 (discuss) 10:46, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Hawkeye7! I enjoyed reviewing and learning more about Armstrong. JennyOz (talk) 12:20, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

WAVESEdit

@JennyOz: Thank you so much for your edits of the WAVES article, you have a keen eye. They were also timely, because I’m planning to nominate it for an ACR. Having reviewed the article, do you have any suggestions you’d care to offer. Pendright (talk) 06:09, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi Pendright, You're very welcome. I'd been promising myself to read some more of your articles after enjoying USMCWR so much. The one thing I remember noticing was the singular WAVE, mostly when referring to a member (WAVES itself not actually being a plural), but I guessed that was a common usage. I'd be very happy to have another look and will let you know if I have any suggestions. Best wishes, JennyOz (talk) 06:48, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
@JennyOz: The literature seems inconsistent on that point, so I followed what I thought was the most common usage. Thanks for your kind words and for looking at the article. Pendright (talk) 20:30, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
@JennyOz: With your help, the WAVES article has managed to sucessfully cross the ACR finish line. Thanks again! Pendright (talk) 06:02, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Thanks for editing my contributions to Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games— Preceding unsigned comment added by Aussiesportlibrarian (talkcontribs) 12:10, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Trove citationsEdit

Thanks for spotting the dodgy Trove citations, I have fixed the references to The News. I remembered reading a discussion between some Wikipedians and the NLA about this (newspaper names and links in the automatic citations), I think it was this post and this post on the Trove forum? I remember they did roll out some fixes a few years back, it may have been to do with these discussions. Probably a good idea to set up redirects for the capitalisation issues, but they'll have to fix the link to The News at their end. --Canley (talk) 07:32, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

January to March 2018 Milhist article reviewingEdit

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Hi KCVelaga, belated thanks for this! JennyOz (talk) 10:58, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

All for your efforts. Regards, KCVelaga (talk • mail) 11:57, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

Banking RCEdit

YW, Jenny. :) Thanks for all your edits on the main article. --122.108.141.214 (talk) 07:47, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

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Thanks AustralianRupert and for all you do. JennyOz (talk) 11:01, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

No worries, Jenny. Thanks for your efforts. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 11:11, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

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FA prose reviewingEdit

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Apollo 11Edit

I have Apollo 11 up for review at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Apollo 11. We're trying to get the article in shape for running on the front page on the 50th anniversary in July 2009. Could I trouble you to work your magic on the article? Hawkeye7 (discuss) 11:01, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi Hawkeye7, yeah sure! See you there. JennyOz (talk) 17:31, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

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Hi Kges1901, belated thanks for this and for all you do. Regards, JennyOz (talk) 05:45, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Question?Edit

@JennyOz: If you care to offer it, I’d like your opinionh on a grammar situation that has troubled me from time to time. According to Hoyle (American), adding “ing” to the ending of a verb changes both the meaning and the function of the verb. In some cases, it causes the verb to act as a noun or adjective, and in others, it changes the tense of the verb. So,If the word explained is changed to explaining, did a past tense verb become a present tense something else? The more research I do, the more circular it becomes. Anyway, I hope you are well! Pendright (talk) 07:05, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Hello Pendright!, Lovely to hear from you. Crikey! The more I think about your question, the more I am thinking it needs a good thinking! Here are some examples where meaning can change with "ing". He is cooking (present tense verb) or he has a cooking room. Cooking has become an adjective because the room isn't cooking. He is running (verb) in the election but he is in the running (noun). Saying is a verb, or a noun as in 'a common saying'. You are wiring the house - but it becomes the wiring (noun). I am building (verb) something - but a building is a noun. He was drumming (verb) or he got a good drumming (noun) from the boss or even he went to his sound-proofed drumming (adjective) room. We are sailing, that is a sailing boat.
But with explained/explaining... I suppose one could say "that was a good explaining" but we have the noun explanation. Maybe, "that is a good book if you need some explaining". In that sentence is explaining a noun? We need context - want to give me a sample sentence where 'explaining' could be a problem? I'll look forward to finding the answer with you.  Best wishes, JennyOz (talk) 11:31, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
@JennyOz: Your examples helped me break through my mental logjam. I’ve been more hung up on tense than on context. So, in the future, I’ll be thinking about context, context, and context. As always, thank you for your willingness to help. I’m well and hope you are too. Pendright (talk) 04:09, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Hi Pendright, glad to hear that! Yep, I'm well thanks and it's spring downunder so the weather is more pleasant. Til next time, JennyOz (talk) 05:29, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

WAVES articleEdit

@JennyOz: It seems I’m caught between a rock and a hard place and I’m hoping you can help. Let me explain: the WAVES article is now under FAR, and the reviewer had this to say –

  • Now, this is a great topic, and I'd really like to see it promoted. Going by the lead, I think it needed a more-thorough copyedit before nomination—though the lead is hard to get right. I haven't looked at the rest. Do you have collaborators who could go over it with fresh eyes? (That is, editors who haven't yet worked on it?) Tony (talk) 01:41, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

I’ve exhausted my circle of fresh eyes, so would you consider approaching some editor(s) you know to see if they might be amenable to do the deed? In any event, thanks for any help you care to offer. Pendright (talk) 20:50, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Hi Pendright, I've been watching the review and it seems to be in good hands and I'm sure others will chime in. I'll keep in touch with it and you. Best wishes, JennyOz (talk) 11:17, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
@JennyOz: - Thank you! Pendright (talk) 19:51, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

New Zealand and Australian DivisionEdit

G'day, Jenny, I trust you are well. I have nominated the New Zealand and Australian Division article for a peer review, which can be found here: Wikipedia:Peer review/New Zealand and Australian Division/archive1. You have a very keen eye, so I would be very thankful if you had a moment to take a look. If you don't have the time, I understand. Thanks. AustralianRupert (talk) 10:31, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Hi AustralianRupert, yep I'm well thanks (though feeling a little dispirited by some of the nastiness that seems really prevalent at the moment. None of it involves me and I rarely go near the drama boards but crikey!...) Anyway, I saw the NZAD article on the Aust Alerts page and had already made some gnome notes so will post them at the peer review page very soon. Glad to see you back! JennyOz (talk) 11:08, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
Cheers, Jenny. I know what you mean, it can be difficult not to let it get you down sometimes. I appreciate you taking a look. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 11:17, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

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Alf RamseyEdit

Hi Jenny, thanks for all your comments (as usual) and particularly at Kevin Beattie's FAC. Dweller and I were wondering if you'd be able to have a quick/slow/meticulous look at Alf Ramsey who we made a major surge on in mid-2017, got it to GA and then walked away. I think content-wise it's fine for FA, but would certainly benefit from your eagle eyes. If you can't, or simply don't want to, not a problem at all. Cheers, The Rambling Man (talk) 15:00, 15 January 2019 (UTC) P.S. I may be heading down under in late February, can't wait!

Hello TRM, Yep, will have a look over Ramsey. It'll take a while, (what a full life he had!) and I have a few other things underway but will get there. Coming down under? Feb is a great time to visit, just like the other 11 months! JennyOz (talk) 10:29, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Perfect, thanks, and take your time, of course. And yes, probably a two-stopper, Melbourne and Sydney, can't wait! The Rambling Man (talk) 10:31, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Hi Jenny, just wondered if you had any idea as to if/when you might be able to take a look at Alf? Cheers, The Rambling Man (talk) 13:38, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

RamseyEdit

Thank you. I've replied on the last of your points. Apologies for the delay. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 11:49, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Solrad 1Edit

Thanks for the edits! What brought you to Solrad 1? Neopeius (talk) 14:42, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Hi Neopeius, I just noticed I hadn't replied to your message. Sorry for my rudeness! I came across Solrad 1 in the dyk queue and enjoyed reading it. I sometimes give my 2 cents at FAC and am hoping to get back there soon and will look forward seeing your articles there. Regards, JennyOz (talk) 07:39, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
Great! Well, SOLRAD 2 is about to pass FA too :) --Neopeius (talk) 14:48, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

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A question?Edit

@JennyOz: Hello: Could you tell me the two most popular style guides used in British English? And in your writing, do you or do you not place a comma before the word which? And why or why not!

I hopw you are well!

Pendright (talk) 02:43, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi Pendright, nice to hear from you! Yes I'm quite well thanks, hope you are too. Well, as an Aussie, I use our styles though they are usually close to British. There are many guides listed at style guide but each can have some different "rules" and only confuse anyone trying to find a definitive answer. Even with our own MoS house style guide, you'll find editors debating fine points. I tend to google when I have a style query and read a few sites to gauge best use.
I'm not the right person to opine on precise rules but most importantly to me, the style will depend on the subject area and concision. I just go with what "sounds" best and I'm happy if somebody tweaks what I've written. I think we should always write with the reader in mind, not grammar pedantry.
As for "which"..., some might say "always" but it depends on clauses and length of the sentence. For example, in "Apples are a fruit which grow on trees." I wouldn't use a comma because it's a short sentence that doesn't need extra punctuation to help with understanding it. For a longer sentence like "Apples, which can be green or red, grow on trees.", the comma breaks it up for the reader. (I read an article recently with a sentence so long and with so much punctuation, including multiple commas, colons and semicolons, I had to read it about three times to understand it. It would have been far better for readers if broken into a few shorter sentences. That punctuation was probably "correct" but our purpose is for readers to learn something or to quickly find what they're looking for, not to show the ability to weave a paragraph into a complex single sentence.)
I am also aware that some things I was taught aren't necessarily right. We all had a Miss Snodgrass!
Don't be too concerned. If you're working on another fine FAC, the reviewers there will suggest or tweak any punctuation that really matters.
Best wishes, JennyOz (talk) 07:26, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
@JennyOz: Thank you so much for sharing your common sense approach to Wikipedia article writing. British English does have its variety of style guides. American English has a few style guides as well, but the Chicago Manual of Style is probably the most generally accepted choice for general writing. Even (so-called) generally accepted rules are open to interpretation and they often are. I guess that’s why they call writing an art.
I’ve been working on an article that was promoted to GA in 2015, with the expectation of nominating it for ACR. When I’m done, do you think you might have time to take a look?
All the best! Pendright (talk) 23:54, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Yep Pendright, I'm familiar with Chicago MoS and its authority in the US. I'd reckon that across all English language MoSs, whether universities, media houses or even commercial organisations, they probably agree 90+% on grammar "rules".
Sure, I'll be happy to look at your latest. (And then I'll look forward to following its review. I learn so much from watching how the reviewers fine tune articles. I find ACR probably the most collegially respectful and helpful process on here.) Let me know when you're ready. Best wishes, JennyOz (talk) 01:15, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
@JennyOz: Thanks, I'll ping you then. Pendright (talk) 20:07, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Hello @JennyOz: I’ve finally finished trying to fine-tune the Cadet Nurse Corps, the article I mentioned to you. It was promoted to GA in 2015, but was in need of some repair. I hope to nominate it for ACR in due course. Anyway, thanks in advance for your walk through. No hurry. Best wishes. Pendright (talk) 04:43, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
G'day Pendright, I'll have a read through this week. If I come across any minor typos, I'll tweak them as I go and if I have any suggestions or questions I'll add them to the article talk page. You okay with that? If not, just tell what you'd prefer. I'm looking forward to learning about this service! Best wishes, JennyOz (talk) 06:01, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
@JennyOz: Sounds good, and thank you again. Pendright (talk) 06:16, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
@JennyOz: Thanks for spotting and correcting my errors and omissions. I did, however, reverse lower case fiscal year back to upper case. When used for a specific year it is upper case. Hope all is well in your part of the world. Pendright (talk) 20:03, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi Pendright, All good, no problem. I have a few minor questions to ask and should finish them tomorrow. I understand re the years. All relatively okay downunder, though I'm not particularly fond of winter! JennyOz (talk) 10:42, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

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Thank you very much Gog the Mild - I am agog! Best wishes, JennyOz (talk) 09:19, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

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Georg(e) ForsterEdit

Thank you for having a look at A Voyage Round the World before it will hit the Main Page! However, I am not sure whether I should agree with this edit: all of these books cite him as "George Forster" (and so does the original title page). On the other hand, while GF was known as George while in England, most of the literature about him uses the German form "Georg Forster", including the only English-language biography (by Thomas P. Saine) and the Encyclopaedia Britannica. The Royal Society uses George. I think there's a case to be made for harmonising all appearances of the name, but I would prefer to use the names as used in each of the publications (which then means using both Georg and George). One of these days I'll try to write something useful about this and add it to Georg Forster, but I haven't quite decided what to do... Let me know what you think about how to approach this in A Voyage Round the World. Happy editing, —Kusma (t·c) 19:14, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi Kusma, Thanks for your message (and for the article). I agree and have undone the last of my changes. My confusion stemmed from Gbooks and WorldCat both using the "Georg" spelling in their entry text, though their images of the Title Page and book cover of course show George. (A trap I'll be aware of in future!) I'm not sure harmonising is better than a simple note explaining the two spellings? BTW, the Liebersohn article (currently ref 20) at Common-Place - when I attempted to check its spelling the URL did not resolve but I found it here. I was not sure whether to change the URL. Thanks again for the article. I've never read much about Cook's second voyage and have made a note to read Forster's report when time allows. Regards, JennyOz (talk) 03:01, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Ah, I see. It is quite confusing with people tacitly using a different spelling of the author's name than on the title page (and I do the same in the article...) I put a standard web archive link in for the Liebersohn citation for now, but maybe your link is even better. Thank you for pointing this out! —Kusma (t·c) 06:32, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Page translationEdit

Hi, i want translation to page from Czech . How can i create a page? Baran Ahmet (talk) 16:29, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

Hello Baran Ahmet, Welcome to Wikipedia! You will find information at this translations page and you can ask for advice at the help desk. JennyOz (talk) 02:46, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

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