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Sandbox inviteEdit

Anyone may play in my sandboxes, in the archive list to the right, IF you promise to behave. This means:

  • No kicking sand
  • No hitting other people over the head with toys
  • No pooping, even if you are a cat and neatly cover it up!
  • It's my sandbox, so I can throw you out if you misbehave! :-)
Typical talk page discussion thread
"[The] readers will not be privy to the massive undercurrents of dross that underpins WP. They require well written, well sourced, encyclopaedic material that can inform, enlighten and satisfy their interest."

—User:Leaky caldron to User:ThatPeskyCommoner

"We live a time when criticism, especially here on Wikipedia, is considered to be a personal attack, which is at the root of this nonsense. Yet without criticism we can't improve."

—The user formerly known as Malleus Fatuorum

"Montana, you know I respect you greatly--you write FAs that have fewer adjectives than that outburst."


"Every edit, especially bold ones, is disruptive. Disruptive just means changing the status quo and because Wikipedia is in a constant state of evolution, it is in a constant state of disruption ..."

—User: Liz

Hello, can you please come to the Brumby page and have a look and give some suggestions. I was called to the page myself due and asked to mediate a better term than ferial, as we have a Federal judge that in a ruling has eluded to the fact that this label is a little misleading and I tend to agree as it can give a narrative that a could lead to its mistreatment. His term that he has chosen is Brumby Shenqijing (talk) 09:15, 7 June 2020 (UTC)

Before you post on my talk page (humor)Edit

Happy Montanabw's Day!Edit

User:Montanabw has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Montanabw's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Montanabw!

01:39, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

For a userbox you can add to your userbox page, see User:Rlevse/Today/Happy Me Day! and my own userpage for a sample of how to use it.RlevseTalk 01:39, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Awww, gee! That was really super nice! Thank you! Montanabw(talk) 04:47, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
Louisa Venable Kyle wrote a children's book on The Witch of Pungo --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:50, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
Precious translates to the PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:03, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Ten years ago! - Did you know that few users still have that on their current talk, only the brave ;) - I miss PumpkinSky. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:11, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

This is coolEdit

Parking the link:


Sunflowers in Walsdorf

Thank you for improving articles in August! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:34, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

A first for me today: a featured list (= a featured topic in this case) on the Main page, see Wikipedia:Main Page history/2020 August 21, an initiative by Aza24 in memory of Brian. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:34, 21 August 2020 (UTC)

Rhythm Is It! - I expanded that stub on my dad's birthday because we saw the film together back then, and were impressed. As a ref said: every educator should see it. Don't miss the trailer, for a starter. - A welcome chance to present yet another article by Brian on the Main page, Le Sacre du printemps. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:49, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

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September Women in Red edithonsEdit

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WikiCup 2020 September newsletterEdit

The fourth round of the competition has finished, with 865 points being required to qualify for the final round, nearly twice as many points as last year. It was a hotly competitive round with two contestants with 598 and 605 points being eliminated, and all but two of the contestants who reached the final round having achieved an FA during the round. The highest scorers were

  •   Bloom6132, with 1478 points gained mainly from 5 featured lists, 12 DYKs and 63 in the news items;
  •  HaEr48 with 1318 points gained mainly from 2 featured articles, 5 good articles and 8 DYKs;
  •   Lee Vilenski with 1201 points mainly gained from 2 featured articles and 10 good articles.

Between them, contestants achieved 14 featured articles, 14 featured lists, 2 featured pictures, 87 good articles, 90 DYK entries, 75 ITN entries, 95 featured article candidate reviews and 81 good article reviews. Congratulations to all who participated! It was a generally high-scoring and productive round and I think we can expect a highly competitive finish to the competition.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 4 but before the start of round 5 can be claimed in round 5. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. It would be helpful if this list could be cleared of any items no longer relevant. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk), Cwmhiraeth (talk) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:52, 1 September 2020 (UTC)


Just popping in to thank you for your contributions. I try to do this occasionally with certain editors that I run across. Yes, even those I have disagreements with. I missed not making a trip to Montana and Glacier NP this year. Very fond memories of Gunsight Lake and Jackson Glacier. We lived near Bridger Canyon in the foothills. I have been monitoring the recent wildfires in the area and it has really devastated some locally. I really hope you have a wonderful day and thank you again for your contributions. It makes Wikipedia just a little more relevant having you as an editor.Tsistunagiska (talk) 16:16, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

@Tsistunagiska:, thanks for the kind message. I too once lived in the Bozeman area, up through the late 80s. I am definitely tracking the fire... I once lived on the south side of the Story Hills, so some of the fire photos taken from I-90 show the ridgeline behind one of the places I used to live. I also worked on a horse ranch up Jackson Creek Road for a time. Was talking to my vet the other day, he said the Bridger Canyon Stallion Station property was affected by the fire. (You may recall it if you lived up Bridger, it was the big horse ranch that often had mares and foals running in a pasture visible from the road.) From a quick look at their public Facebook page, it looks like their indoor arena burned down. That's a real bummer, but apparently the other barns and the house was saved. Montanabw(talk) 16:33, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
I am very familiar with B.C.S.S. It breaks my heart though I know buildings can be replaced. I just hope everyone stays safe. I spent most of my three years in Montana, as a pre-teen, running through the hills. My family took subsequent annual trips back. We spent so much time on the Crow reservation and in the parks. I can't tell you all the hours I have spent backpacking across the state.Tsistunagiska (talk) 16:47, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
Heh, you probably have done more backcountry backpacking than me, and I'm a lifelong Montanan... but you know, work, school, etc... have you ever been to Two Dot or Dobson? (LOL) Montanabw(talk) 16:52, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
@Montanabw: Just picking back up on this. I know exactly where Two Dot is and been there and through it many times. Do they still have the bar and grill off the main highway? Dobson? Hmmm, isn't that just outside one of the reservations? I think I remember they have a little county fair there. We were in Montana last summer. I took my daughter and niece on a road trip. We stayed in Eureka before spending the next few days in Glacier NP. I took them to see the peaks outside Bozeman but we didn't stay long before heading to Yellowstone.Tsistunagiska (talk) 15:17, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
Heh, sounds like you’ve been through Two Dot more than I have! All those little towns have a bar and grill, only question is whether it’s open at any given moment, LOL! Well, glad you’ve enjoyed your trips up here. Yeah, Dobson is on Hwy 2 by Fort Belknap on the hi-line. Montanabw(talk) 17:11, 22 September 2020 (UTC)


Dahlias in Walsdorf

Thank you for improving articles in September! - I was reminded of your RfA, when you "failed" over trying to help me. Did you know that the editor who caused you problems hasn't editing for long enough that I dared to ignore their purely personal preference. - Yesterday, I passed the place where I took the Dahlias pic, on my way to Kreuzkapelle. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:34, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

October editathons from Women in RedEdit

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