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Thank you for your Poland-related contributionsEdit

Hello Pustelnik! Thank you for your contributions related to Poland. You may be interested in visiting Portal:Poland/Poland-related Wikipedia notice board, joining our discussions and sharing your creations with us.

-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  02:00, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Welcome to WikiProject ShipsEdit

Hello Pustelnik, and welcome to WikiProject Ships!

Please see the navigation sidebar on our main project page for information about our project guidelines, resources, and pending tasks. You can post any questions at the project talk page. Thank you for joining - we look forward to working with you! Maralia 14:20, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Welcome to WikiProject Former countriesEdit

Welcome, Pustelnik, to the Former countries WikiProject! Please direct any questions about the project to its talk page. If you create new articles on a former territory, please tag their talk page with our project template {{WPFC}}. A few features that you might find helpful:

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me or any of the more experienced members of the project, and we'll be very happy to help you. Again, welcome, and thank you for joining this project! Domino theory (talk) 17:24, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Thank You / 4 Martyrs of El SalvadorEdit

Thank you for the work you put in on Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, and Dorothy Kazel in December 2007. I keep meaning to go back to those and add more documented details... Never enough time! -- LisaSmall T/C 23:42, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you/ Roud folk song indexEdit

Thank you for the work you are doing on the Roud folk song index. Stering stuff. Ogg (talk) 19:05, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

There's a Valley in Spain called JaramaEdit

It's good to know that at least two of us are interested in it :) --ROGER DAVIES talk 00:12, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar of Good HumorEdit

  The Barnstar of Good Humor
Talk:Joe_the_Plumber#Life_Imitates_Art adding the Mr. Block message on the talk page was beautiful. Too bad not enough people saw your message. Inclusionist (talk) 04:35, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Perry County narrow gaugesEdit

I probably don't have the time to do major expansion on these railroads anytime soon, but if you'd like me to do some lookups for you, I have copies of Taber's "Railroad Encyclopedia and Atlas of Pennsylvania", Hilton's "American Narrow Gauges", Rainey & Kyper's "East Broad Top", Pierson's "Tommy Varner's Red Rooster", and Kohler & Weinschenker's "Narrow Gauge in the Sherman's Valley". Choess (talk) 20:45, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

I'll try to work on the cluster when I get a chance. (BTW, I moved your comment to my talk page proper.) Have you met Peterkingiron (talk · contribs)? He's an academic who specializes in ironmaking in medieval England. I'm just a biochemist who dabbles in Pennsylvania industrial history, I hope somewhat successfully. (Which reminds me, I also have a Rails Northeast on the Pittsburgh Southern I have to work on sometime.) Choess (talk) 21:42, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
I'm working on the Pittsburgh Southern, but it's going to take a while (plus work starts again Monday); I have about five different secondary sources, all of which seem to be slightly at variance with one another. Thanks for finding the HAER source, that's very useful. Choess (talk) 04:11, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Coal inclinesEdit

The original linens for the P&LE Mon Branch (the McKeesport and Belle Vernon) show a number of coal inclines. They aren't online yet. I saw copies, grabbed snaps with my iPhone, and can share if you wish. Dbrashear (talk) 17:45, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

The coal "gravity plane" that ran in the gorge north and east off s. 18th street was built before 1844. Pustelnik (talk) 13:42, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Bisphenol AEdit

Borrell, Brendan (21 April). "Toxicology: The big test for bisphenol A". Nature. 464: 1122–1124. doi:10.1038/4641122a. Retrieved 21 April 2010. Check date values in: |date=, |year= / |date= mismatch (help)

You are now a ReviewerEdit

Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, will be commencing a two-month trial at approximately 23:00, 2010 June 15 (UTC).

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under flagged protection. Flagged protection is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial.

When reviewing, edits should be accepted if they are not obvious vandalism or BLP violations, and not clearly problematic in light of the reason given for protection (see Wikipedia:Reviewing process). More detailed documentation and guidelines can be found here.

If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. Courcelles (talk) 23:19, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Inclines and Street Railways RevisitedEdit

I added Pittsburgh, Knoxville & St. Clair Electric Railroad today. It was erroneously credited as the original access to Knoxville, but that was the Mt Oliver incline of 1870; This road was completed in 1888, and lasted under 3 years before it was in receivership. The rack railway section which climbed from the South Side to Brosville must have been an operational nightmare not to mention hugely expensive.

Dbrashear (talk) 00:49, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

The J&L incline after it fell into disuse was investigated for conversion into a passenger incline, in 1886. Haven't found the primary source, it was covered in '00 years ago'

Dbrashear (talk) 22:54, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

Endocrinology task forceEdit

You indicated on 7 June 2009 that you were interested in joining an Endocrinology task force of WPMed. There were 4 signatures and no objections. If nobody backs out in the next few days I'll give it a nudge forward. LeadSongDog come howl! 18:25, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject PittsburghEdit

Hello Pustelnik, this message is being sent on behalf of WikiProject Pittsburgh. You have previously signed up as a member and we are currently trying to determine any members that have become inactive or no longer care to be a member. If you still wish to be on the member list, please sign your name here. Thank you, on behalf of the project, Grsz11 17:46, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Theofil KacmarcykEdit


In 1898 he founded the the Ruska Bursa (Rusyn Boarding School) in Nowy Sącz.

"Theofil Kacmarcyk". Carpatho-Rusyn American. 18 (1): 3. 1995.

Wikipedia:WikiProject Pittsburgh activityEdit

Wikipedia:WikiProject Pittsburgh is rolling out some new features (see our discussions at WT:PITTSBURGH). We are also trying to determine how many members are active, and interested in contributing to Pittsburgh content or coming to our real life meetups to discuss Wikipedia in general. If you could go to Wikipedia:WikiProject Pittsburgh/Members and move your name from inactive to the active or semi-active group (depending on your interest in Pittsburgh issue and overall activity) groups, this would be great. Hopefully in a near future you'll also receive our first newsletter with various information on what we have been doing, and what useful tools are available. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 20:02, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Wiki MedEdit


I'm contacting you because, as a participant at Wikiproject Medicine, you may be interested in a new non-profit organization we're forming at m:WikiMed. Our purpose is to help improve the range and quality of free online medical content, and we'll be working with like-minded organizations, such as the World Health Organization, professional and scholarly societies, medical schools, governments and NGOs - including Translators Without Borders.

Hope to see you there! Anthonyhcole (talk) 04:33, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library!Edit

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
Hi Pustelnik! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! SarahStierch (talk) 20:26, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library now offering accounts from Cochrane Collaboration (sign up!)Edit

The Wikipedia Library gets Wikipedia editors free access to reliable sources that are behind paywalls. Because you are signed on as a medical editor, I thought you'd want to know about our most recent donation from Cochrane Collaboration.

  • Cochrane Collaboration is an independent medical nonprofit organization that conducts systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials of health-care interventions, which it then publishes in the Cochrane Library.
  • Cochrane has generously agreed to give free, full-access accounts to 100 medical editors. Individual access would otherwise cost between $300 and $800 per account.
  • If you are still active as a medical editor, come and sign up :)

Cheers, Ocaasi t | c 20:35, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Need a musical person's inputEdit

Hi Pustelnik, I got your name from the Wikiproject page on trad music, can you help me? I've written an article on a stage song called 'Villikins and his Dinah', which as you probably know became very popular in 1853-4 and the tune of which gave rise eventually to other songs e.g. Sweet Betsy From Pike (actually the only version I've heard). I can largely understand the debate about the evolution of the lyrics; but I don't read/understand music, and so the section I've written about the tune is weak. Can you help me improve it?RLamb (talk) 14:03, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to the World Digital Library project!Edit

Hi Pustelnik! I'm so happy to see you signed up to join the project - welcome. You can dive into our to-do lists here. Be sure to watchlist your favorite to-do lists, as they will continue to grow as new content gets added to the WDL website. Also, you can always search the WDL website for something that you're interested in. And be sure to share your outcomes here. If I can help with anything just ask and welcome aboard! SarahStierch (talk) 04:31, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Poland Newsletter • January 2014 • Issue IIEdit

WikiProject Poland Newsletter • January 2014 • Issue II
For our freedom and yours

Welcome to the second issue of WikiProject Poland newsletter, the Monitor (named after the first Polish newspaper).

Our Project has been operational since 1 June, 2005, and also serves as the Poland-related Wikipedia notice board. I highly recommend watchlisting the Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland page, so you can be aware of the ongoing discussions. We hope you will join us in them, if you haven't done so already! Unlike many other WikiProjects, we are quite active; we get close to a hundred discussion threads each year and we do a pretty good job at answering all issues raised. Last year we were featured in the Signpost, and our interviewer was amazed at our activity. In the end, however, even as active as we are, we are just a tiny group - you can easily become one of our core members!

In addition to a lively encyclopedic, Poland-related, English-language discussion forum, we have numerous useful tools that can be of use to you - and that you could help us maintain and develop:

  • we have an active assessment department. As of now, our project has tagged almost 83,000 pages as Poland-related - that's an improvement of over 3,000 new pages since the last newsletter. Out of which 30 still need a quality assessment, and 2,000, importance assessment. We have done a lot to clear the backlog here (3 years ago those numbers were 1,500 and 20,000, respectively). Can you help assess a few pages?
    • assessing articles is as easy as filling in the class= and importance= parameters on the talk page in the {{WPPOLAND|class=|importance=}} template. See here for a how-to guide.
  • once an article has an assessment template, it will appear in our article alerts and news feed, which provides information on which Poland-related articles are considered for deletion, move, or are undergoing a Good or Featured review. Watchlisting that feed, in addition to watchlisting our project's main page, is a good way to make sure you stay up to date on most Poland-related discussions.
  • you can also see detailed deletion discussions at Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Poland (which is a good place to watchlist if you just want to stay up to date on possible deletions of Poland-related content)
  • we have also begun B-class quality reviews on our talk page, and if our activity increases, hopefully we will be able to institute our own A-class quality reviews. As of now, we have about 500 C-class articles in need of a B-class review. If you'd like to help with them, instructions for doing B-class reviews are to be found in point 10 of our assessment FAQ. In addition to this automated list, you are also encouraged to help review articles from our B-class reviews requested list found here.
  • also, those articles will be included in our cleanup listing, which allows us to see which top-importance articles are in need for attention, and so on. We have tens of thousands articles in need of cleanup there, so if you ever need something to do, just look at this gigantic list. (I am currently reviewing the articles tagged with notability, either proving them notable or nominating for deletion; there are still several dozens left if you want to help!).
  • did you know that newly created Poland-related articles are listed here. They need to be reviewed, often cleaned-up, occasionally nominated for deletion, and their creators may need to be welcomed and invited to our project if they show promise as new authors of Poland-related content.
  • we are maintaining a Portal:Poland
  • automated Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland/Popular pages lists the most popular Poland-related pages from the previous month(s)
  • Breaking news: we are looking for a Wikipedian in Residence for the New York City area. See Wikipedia:GLAM/Józef Piłsudski Institute of America for details.

This is not all; on our page you can find a list of useful templates (including userboxes), awards and other tools!

With all that said, how about you join our discussions at WT:POLAND? Surely, there must be something you could help others with, or perhaps you are in need of assistance yourself?

It took me three years to finish this issue. Feel free to help out getting the next one before 2017 by being more active in WikiProject management :)

You have received this newsletter because you are listed as a member at WikiProject Poland.
Please remove yourself from the mailing list to prevent receiving future mailings.
Newsletter prepared by Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here and sent by Technical 13 (talk) using the Mass message system.

The Pulse (WP:MED newsletter) June 2014Edit

The first edition of The Pulse has been released. The Pulse will be a regular newsletter documenting the goings-on at WPMED, including ongoing collaborations, discussions, articles, and each edition will have a special focus. That newsletter is here.

The newsletter has been sent to the talk pages of WP:MED members bearing the {{User WPMed}} template. To opt-out, please leave a message here or simply remove your name from the mailing list. Because this is the first issue, we are still finding out feet. Things like the layout and content may change in subsequent editions. Please let us know what you think, and if you have any ideas for the future, by leaving a message here.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:23, 5 June 2014 (UTC) on behalf of WikiProject Medicine.

BMJ offering 25 free accounts to Wikipedia medical editorsEdit

Neat news: BMJ is offering 25 free, full-access accounts to their prestigious medical journal through The Wikipedia Library and Wiki Project Med Foundation (like we did with Cochrane). Please sign up this week: Wikipedia:BMJ --Cheers, Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:14, 10 June 2014 (UTC)


Mazbanitis Narrow-guage railway
Dates of operation1963–
Track gauge600 mm (1 ft 11 58 in)

Mazbānītis is a narrow gauge steam powered heritage railway in Ventspils, Latvia. It was originally built as a 1 km loop in 1963, as part of the Ventspils Seaside Museum. The route was expanded to 1.3 km in 1996, and an additional 2 km was added in 2010. At present, it runs from the Seaside Park to the Ventspils Adventure Park.

HISTORY The train re-creates a typical 600 mm narrow gauge line, as built in Latvia during the First World War. From 1916 until the early 1960s, there was a regular service from Ventspils along the coast to Mazirbe and further down to Talsi and Stende. A replica of the original Mazirbe station on the modern line contains a display of local narrow gauge railway history.

Ojars FeldbergsEdit

Ojars Avrids Feldbergs
Born(1947-10-10)October 10, 1947
Known forSculpture
AwardsOrder of the Three Stars

Ojars Feldbergs is a Latvian sculptor. He founded the Pedvale Open Air Museum.

in 1992[1]

ArbCom elections are now open!Edit

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:52, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikiversity Journal of Medicine, an open access peer reviewed journal with no charges, invites you to participateEdit


Did you know about Wikiversity Journal of Medicine? It is an open access, peer reviewed medical journal, with no publication charges. You can find more about it by reading the article on The Signpost featuring this journal.

We welcome you to have a look the journal. Feel free to participate.

You can participate in any one or more of the following ways:

The future of this journal as a separate Wikimedia project is under discussion and the name can be changed suitably. Currently a voting for the same is underway. Please cast your vote in the name you find most suitable. We would be glad to receive further suggestions from you. It is also acceptable to mention your votes in the wide-reach email list. Please note that the voting closes on 16th August, 2016, unless protracted by consensus, due to any reason.

DiptanshuTalk 14:33, 11 August 2016 (UTC) -on behalf of the Editorial Board, Wikiversity Journal of Medicine.

Nomination of Take a Whiff on Me for deletionEdit


A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Take a Whiff on Me is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Take a Whiff on Me until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Steve Quinn (talk) 18:47, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Europe 10,000 Challenge inviteEdit

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like Germany, Italy, the Benelux countries, Iberian Peninsula, Romania, Slovenia etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. If you would like to see masses of articles being improved for Europe and your specialist country like Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon, sign up today and once the challenge starts a contest can be organized. This is a way we can target every country of Europe, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant and also sign under any country sub challenge on the page that you might contribute to! Thank you. --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:09, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 ChallengeEdit

  You are invited to participate in the 50,000 Challenge, aiming for 50,000 article improvements and creations for articles relating to the United States. This effort began on November 1, 2016 and to reach our goal, we will need editors like you to participate, expand, and create. See more here!

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:40, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

New 10,000 Challenge for CanadaEdit

Hi, Wikipedia:WikiProject Canada/The 10,000 Challenge is up and running based on Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge for the UK which has currently produced over 2300 article improvements and creations. If you'd like to see large scale quality improvements happening for Canada like The Africa Destubathon, which has produced over 1600 articles in 5 weeks, sign up on the page. The idea will be an ongoing national editathon/challenge for Canada but fuelled by a contest such as The North America Destubathon to really get articles on every province and subject mass improved. I would like some support from Canadian wikipedians here to get the Challenge off to a start with some articles to make doing a Destubathon worthwhile! Cheers. --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:55, 22 November 2016 (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!

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Writer's Barnstar
Thanks for your work on Shermans Dale, PA. SusquehannaMan (talk) 02:05, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of Daddy, What's a Train? for deletionEdit


A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Daddy, What's a Train? is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Daddy, What's a Train? until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Just Chilling (talk) 14:44, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

  1. ^ Bates, Megan (2015), "Strange Events and Mythological Materials, a conversation with Ojars Feldbergs", Sculpture, 34 (6): 50–53 Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
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