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Marek.69 talk 19:25, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Schloss PillnitzEdit

Thank you for a beautiful article! I would like to see it on the Main page in the "Did you know ...?" section. But it would need inline citations to meet the requirements. We have time until tomorrow, I would do the nomination. Can you help? See St. Martin, Idstein for an example of citations, or - for a different style, look at Katia Plaschka (but the template {{r}} used there to have less clutter in the text doesn't work in the German Wikipedia), --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:38, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

All seems fine, thanks for asking. Watch the nomination (by clicking on the star next to the search function), eventually it will be moved, first to prep(aration) where it can still be modified, then to a queue where only admins can make changes. Once it's in a queue, you can determine at what time it will be shown, for 12 hours at present (was 6 and 8 before). Preps, queues and timetable are on Template:Did you know/Queue. Have fun! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:03, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks again for the nomination and for your help. I am honored... --Linear77 (talk) 11:45, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
My pleasure, have good memories of being there! It's now in prep4, with the picture. My calculation: 16 October, 14:00 German time, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:33, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
I will travel for some days, perhaps ask Yngvadottir who helped before, as you see in the article history, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:51, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
I just went through it, tweaked it a bit, but on the whole, it was in very good shape. There was, however, one sentence that made no sense to me, "While the Chinese elements of the castle are only decorations, this small pavilion was built in real Chinese architecture." I don't know what you mean by this. What does "in real... architecture" mean? Also, Gerda and I have a big disagreement about using interwikilinks. I think they are really annoying to the reader who opens them, but since she uses them all the time, I just went to the German Wikipedia yesterday and tried to put one in an article and that thing was reverted before I had time to blink! It is simply not allowed in articles there and I think it should be the VERY rare event here, and then, if used, should make it clear to the reader that he's about to click on an article that is in X language, in case he happens not to be able to read it. I amended yours for that reason, though I did leave it in. In my honest opinion, a red link or a stub is preferable to leading someone to open an article he can't read. Marrante (talk) 12:28, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
I was just looking at your Moritz Castle and apparently, you're working on the article, because I just got two edit conflicts in a row when trying to save, so I'm going to call it a day for now. There are a number of things that need fixing. A "cubical" in English is a small enclosed area in a large office, essentially an office with partitions instead of walls. Square is the better adjective. Remember to keep things simple. There was one sentence that had SEVEN prepositions. Avoid phrases like "is considered", which are called weasel words. I will look at this again on Monday. Marrante (talk) 21:53, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
Almost. That's what I get for writing when I'm tired. Cubicle is the word I meant to write. Cubical was still awkward. Square is better. [Inserting this late.] Marrante (talk) 00:21, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
Sorry for the conflict -- I stopped right away when seeing that you are on the same article (I was finished anyway). The mentioned problems are not from me, I did not write this article, just extended it with the feather room and some smaller items. Thanks in advance for looking into it on Monday. I am finished with this article for now. ----Linear77 (talk) 11:18, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Oh, those editing conflicts happen. It's the nature of the beast, but it's a drag if one has just spent a LOT of time on something, rather than making one or two changes and saving. It's no problem to leave an article and come back later. I'm not surprised to learn that you had not written those sentences. The one with seven prepositions was particularly noteworthy. It's always a good idea to proofread. I try to make it a habit before saving, but for small changes, I don't normally bother and then I get caught with typos, wikilinks that don't work, those big error messages WP leaves when you mess up a ref tag, etc. I've been caught by that one enough that I always scroll down to make sure the refs are appearing properly. I will get back to that article later and finish what I started yesterday. Marrante (talk) 13:01, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Pillnitz CastleEdit

The DYK project (nominate) 12:01, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Its beauty is now featured on the Portal:Germany, where it will stay a little longer! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:10, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
... and now also on Wikipedia:Did you know/Statistics! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:56, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
For your lovely work on Pillnitz Castle. Great work on German topics always very much appreciated given lack of quality editors working on them (they're mostly all on German wikipedia). ♦ Dr. Blofeld 23:59, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Grünes GewölbeEdit

Now I had a chance to look, at least generally. Very impressive! I wanted to see the precious things a bit larger, if you don't mind. In general: words such as "splendid" should be used in moderation. I don't have time for the objects now, but think a decision should be made: name them German and translate, or the other way round. I would vote for the first. Whatever, consistent please. I removed the translations from the titles, to keep the TOC (table of content) simple. Need to return to my Bach now, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:51, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank you very much. I did keep consistency in mind, that's why _all_ objects are named in English, with the first naming followed by the German name in brackets. (The other way around turned out to be impractical because the German names (actually: phrases) in picture captions etc. would look strange and might not say enough. And they might be long as a sentence, so they are better used in English ("Cherry Stone With 185 Carved Faces" -- BTW, here you kept "with" capatalized while in the "Moor with..." you changed it...?) The rooms, however, are first mentioned in German because here the English differes (guide books etc. refer to them with different English names), this way I want to avoid confusion. Furthermore, they are just one German word, that can be easier integrated into an English sentence. I hope my reasoning makes sense to you. Thanks again for doing a fast run through it. (Michael Bednarek did not respond, so I assume I have to rely on you with the English "polishing".) --Linear77 (talk) 09:12, 1 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, makes sense. Those little words such as "with" (prepositions, articles etc) are not capitalized in headings, one escaped me, - as I said, I didn't yet look for the pieces - and may not really have time until in a week or so (concert on the 12th, still need to invite ...), also am no expert on the subject, not even in German. I think a table might help for the objects, a column for each language, such as in The Creation structure#Part I. I don't remember "Vault" being explained anywhere as being part of the architecture. I don't like the very sentence of the article (not yours, as I saw) which doesn't say that it is a unique historic museum. (If a read "a museum" I might turn away.) Perhaps raise the copy edit topic on the portal talk Germany, Bermicourt is another one to ask, fluent in both languages, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:32, 1 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. I improved the introduction, but the "vault" issue I have to let to an expert.--Linear77 (talk) 10:08, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

FürstenzugEdit

Sorry for the delayed answer to your question, I think Procession of Princes is a fair translation, "of nobility" might also work. Once a translation is given, I would use "Fürstenzug" for the rest of the article. Why Strasse, not Straße? Perhaps give the German titles with a linked (!) translation. Is it "the 35 Margraves ..." - I think 2 are missing? When I wanted to check for DYK the system crashed, you probably know if it is or may be a 5* expansion. You don't need any reference in the lead (above the TOC table of content), that is supposed to be a summary of referenced statements in the article. Get a date to the lead, please, and perhaps even the 800 years ... Pretty impressive that all but one Markgraf have an article! - Did you see my German talk recently? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:15, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Court of DresdenEdit

The Dresdner Kammerchor (Main page now) sings music written for the court of Dresden, is there a proper link possible? Same question for Kyrie and Gloria of Bach's Mass in B minor, btw, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:10, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

I suggest linking to List of rulers of Saxony where everyone from the court is listed. Alternatively, the two periodes where probably most of the music was composed, could be linked in as well: Electorate of Saxony (1356-1806), followed by Kingdom of Saxony (1806-1918). Finally, the Wetting dynasty were the actual rulers for the last 800 years, so this might be proper link as well.--Linear77 (talk) 08:43, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you! The list is too long, I could pin down the actual person for the B minor 1733, and guess I will mention two for the three composers in the choir article, for those who want to read further, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:16, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Back, I need your help. The link to the first one is Augustus II the Strong, how should he be called in the article? And the next? Period 1710 to 1745. I confess I find the different names and numbers in different hierachies confusing. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:23, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
I would refer to them as Augustus the Strong, reign 1694 – 1733, and his successor, Frederick Augustus II, reign 1733-1763. (It is confusing because the various Wikipedia articles use the Polish and Saxonian court names differently.) BTW, the latter ruler has under "Trivia" Bach's Kyrie and Gloria mentioend. --Linear77 (talk) 10:15, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you, taken. How lovely to see the possibly greatest music ever composed under Trivia, smile. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:26, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

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PreciousEdit

  topics around Dresden
Thank you for improving the knowledge of the cultural treasures around Dresden, starting with Schloss Pillnitz and hopefully never ending, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:39, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 50th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, - you are an awesome Wikipedian! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:34, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you very much.--Linear77 (talk) 11:57, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Precious again

topics around Dresden
Thank you for improving the knowledge of the cultural treasures around Dresden, starting with Schloss Pillnitz and hopefully never ending, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:39, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Four years ago, you were recipient no. 50 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:07, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

Seven years now! Miss you. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:55, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

Dresden codexEdit

I have nominated the article for Good Article status (for a second time). I appreciate your additions and improvements you have made. You have a good knowledge on the subject, from apparently some past experience with the item. I feel your improvemnts will help a lot in getting it to GA status this time.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 13:45, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

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