User talk:John of Reading
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Lincrusta edit questionEdit
You seem to have been the main contributor for the Lincrusta page. I have two images of a rare example of Lincrusta wall art that was found behind a mirror above the fireplace in my house when I renovated. I have no idea how to upload them in an edit. I tried twice and the system said it couldn't verify that the images were 'mine'. They are. Most of the examples of this type of Lincrusta were destroyed in renovations. My house was built custom in 1920, and there's a good chance that it's been there since then, or shortly thereafter. I will try to attach them here, but have no idea if it will work. They are located in a private home in Bellevue, Pennsylvania. And even though it totally altered my living room plans, I didn't have the heart to destroy it. This may be one of the only examples of Lincrusta as wall art that exists. I tried attaching and the system won't accept. How can I get them to you?
- @Timoria63: No, I only fixed a grammar error in that article, back in 2011. To upload the pictures, you would use the Upload Wizard at Wikimedia Commons, but I suggest you ask at this help page first. If the artwork dates from the 1920s, a copyright may still be held by the artist/company that created the work. -- John of Reading (talk) 06:19, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
Typo fixing on ship articlesEdit
Hi John of Reading, many thanks for your cleaning up of the typos I leave behind. After one of your catches I usually take the opportunity to recheck the articles further. I often find other typos (I am pretty good at making them), or opportunities to update things, introduce templates, etc. Bit by bit the articles and WP get better. Regards, Acad Ronin (talk) 18:53, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
Portal:Freedom of The Press listed at Redirects for discussionEdit
An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Portal:Freedom of The Press. Since you had some involvement with the Portal:Freedom of The Press redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. UnitedStatesian (talk) 02:12, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Hi John of Reading -- back in 2015 your bot converted many portals to use a mobile-compatible format. This worked ok on my two portals, but appears to have broken others such that they are permanently single column. I'm trying to understand what happened to Portal:Amusement parks, so that I can set it back to the intended two-column style. I and others have tried various things but to no avail, so I wonder if you could troubleshoot? Espresso Addict (talk) 14:32, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
- Replied at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Portals#Reverting portals to the manual version -- John of Reading (talk) 14:51, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
A barnstar for you!Edit
|The Special Barnstar|
|The Special Barnstar is awarded to a user as a gesture of appreciation when there is no other barnstar which would be appropriate. XTMontana (talk) 14:07, 8 May 2019 (UTC)|
Dissapearance of William Morgan in 1826Edit
I had edited the 1826 page with the dissapearance of William Morgan. I'm not that skilled at the technical aspect of editing.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Morgan_(anti-Mason) This is the page of William Morgan (anti-Mason)
This is the source of his dissapearance.
if i do not know how to say a certain word or word in english, then is it allowed to help yourself in using google translate? i know that some websites are against rules, is that so? (i'm really right now so if there is no permission then please avoid punishment.Atlantic Channel (talk) 21:25, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
- @Atlantic Channel: It should be OK to use Google Translate to help you with a word or phrase, especially if you can find another way to check Google's suggestion. One way to check is to use Google Translate back again, asking it to translate the English back into Hindi and Assamese. Another would be to check the English word by searching in Wiktionary. But try not to rely on Google Translate for whole sentences or longer text, because it is not reliable enough for that. -- John of Reading (talk) 05:16, 19 May 2019 (UTC)