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Northern Pacific Railway locomotive No. 2223 stops on a frigid day in Carrington, N.D., in February 1948. The locomotive is a 4-6-2 "Pacific" type. The station agent in the overcoat and fedora is my grandfather.
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Hi Sca,

I remember we had a brief conversation a while ago (still on my archived talk page) about Eastern Europe and Lithuania in particular. I don't know why I didn't take the time to read your user page properly back then but I've done so now and find we have many interests in common, like an appreciation for German culture and a fascination for Eastern Europe. I am from and live in Sweden but have been a lot in the east of Europe and the German cultural sphere, and keep returning to it in many ways, not least by writing reviews of Eastern/Central European literature in translation for a cultural magazine here whenever I get the opportunity (so to speak on the side, my professional life is as a civil servant). I read on your user page that you are a journalist by training and that you've written about the expulsion of Germans from east of the Oder and it made me curious. Would it at all be possible to get a digital copy of Revenge? You'd make a fellow Germanophile happy.

Kind regards, Yakikaki (talk) 19:38, 11 September 2017 (UTC)


Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis - FAIRY TALE (FAIRY TALE OF KINGS) - 1909.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on September 12, 2017. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2017-09-11. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:59, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

Kings' Fairy Tale, a painting by the Lithuanian painter, composer, and writer Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875–1911) completed in 1908–1909. During his lifetime, Čiurlionis created about 300 paintings, composed about 400 pieces of music, and wrote many literary works and poems. Considered representative of the fin de siècle epoch, he contributed to the symbolism and art nouveau movements.Painting: Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

"You're not fired (yet)!"Edit

Let's hope we don't get too many of these. Martinevans123 (talk) 16:12, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Regarding the Billy Graham discussionEdit

If you can justify that this was going to result in a positive change to the encyclopedia, feel free to undo the close and allow that discussion to reach it's natural conclusion. I don't see it, but maybe I missed it.--Jayron32 04:58, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

That Closing BugEdit

I fixed that issue with the closing template covering all nominations under the nomination regarding the former French President getting arrested. Kirliator (talk) 15:06, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks – I thought I fixed it. Looks like you fixed it before I 'fixed' it. Ha. Sca (talk) 15:43, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Victoria Memorial situated in KolkataEdit

I have made some adjustments. Edit2 is the latest iteration and incorporates the feedback received till now. Please check and further advice. Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 18:02, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

I have uploaded a newer version of the original image and titled it Edit4. I think this has addressed the exposure issue to a better extent than the earlier efforts. Would be grateful if you can spare some time and review Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 13:34, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

Slight slope towards right has been corrected and uploaded as an updated image within the Edit4 image. Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 14:24, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

Is everything alright?Edit

I thought we were having a bit of fun with spiders, but the message on my talk page that you promptly reverted with no comment leaves me wondering. I meant no offense, but I won't interact with you further if that's your wish. Isa (talk) 14:01, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Large Gautama Buddha statue in Buddha Park of Ravangla, SikkimEdit

The concerns basis which you had opposed the candidature of the image has been addressed in the subsequent edits by me. Request you to review and share your latest views - Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 02:17, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

St. Martin, IdsteinEdit

We met on Errors. Do you think it's an error that we say Johann Sebastian Bach and not John Sebastian Creek because this is the English Wikipedia? - I'd like to show you around in Idstein. Ask Floquenbeam ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:49, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
Gerda, how about calling Bach Jack Creek on English WP? (OK, I'll shut up now.)   Sca (talk) 14:30, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
I can highly recommend the tour. Idstein is charming. --Floquenbeam (talk) 21:34, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
Das wäre ein Genuß! (Did I say that right?)
Gerda, Floquenbeam: I hope you both realize my comments re St. Martin were based solely on editorial considerations, and that there was nothing personal about them. Honest people may differ but remain friends, nicht wahr? Sca (talk) 14:01, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
Sehr wahr! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:16, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

A Dobos torte for you!Edit

  7&6=thirteen () has given you a Dobos torte to enjoy! Seven layers of fun because you deserve it.

To give a Dobos torte and spread the WikiLove, just place {{subst:Dobos Torte}} on someone else's talkpage, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend.

7&6=thirteen () 15:29, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Your ITN/C replyEdit

It seems you misunderstand me at ITN/C. At this edit I was replying to LaserLegs who claimed article is using "anonymous source". I actually edit conflicted with you, then I thought you'll understand because I don't want to interpolate my response between yours and his especially given you're also responding to him directly.. Thanks. –Ammarpad (talk) 18:35, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Beethoven QuoteEdit

By the way -- your cited Beethoven remark, "Musik höhere Offenbarung ist als alle Weisheit und Philosophie" should be: "Musik ist höhere Offenbarung als alle Weisheit und Philosophie." --Obenritter (talk) 15:44, 19 October 2018 (UTC)


You appear to be in danger of climing the Reichstag dressed as Spider-Man. Please be aware that this is strengen Verbot and can result in a definitely indefinite block. Guy (Help!) 12:24, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

It's obvious I've hit a stone wall of opposition.
(However, upon reflection, I'm reconsidering my view on the Stan Lee posting.)
PS: FYI, that would be streng verboten (or strengstens verboten).Sca (talk) 15:27, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Standard Youtube licenceEdit

I don't think anyone ever informed you but stuff like "Standard Youtube licence" are meaningless. It's simply rather the uploader has chosen as the licence and doesn't allay concerns that the upload has zero rights to upload whatever it is they uploaded. You need to make sure that the uploader has sufficient rights.As already said, if it's an official channel of the artist or record company or something like Vevo then it's okay. If it's not, then no. As also mentioned, since likewise anyone can say they are an official channel, you do need to be careful that they really are an official channel. There are various signs you can use to guide you, some of them already outlined (number of views of that channel etc), also the Youtube verified tick, but you do need to take care and to some extent it is a matter of experience. But definitely anything like frizt24343 or tia8943 or chococookiesf43241 are not likely to be okay for music from professional artistes. Also anything where the video is random pictures likewise for music from professional artistes. Likewise videos with scenes from movies or TV series are generally a problem. Nil Einne (talk) 19:24, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Not sure how you came to be posting here, but thanks for the info. Sca (talk) 21:45, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Hi Nil, I quite agree with you that "Standard Youtube licence" is quite useless and usually indicates that no copyright choice has been made at all. But you may have overlooked a recent development at YouTube whereby YT itself adds, for many music tracks, explicit permissions from the publishers or record companies concerned, tucked away under "SEE MORE" in the description field, see e.g. this fine record It is my understanding that these statements allow for public use (although there may be conditions attached, e.g. that YT can insert adverts. etc). Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 19:41, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
 Y Sca (talk)

"standard YouTube license"Edit

From the brief research I did, it seems that that is a license that video creators release their videos under when they upload them. If it is incorrectly applied to content the uploader does not own, that is the equivalent of a Wikipedia editor releasing text they do not own under the CC BY-SA 3.0 License and the GFDL, which is what you do every time you save an edit to English Wikipedia. We have strict policies forbidding the release of text that the uploader does not own, but not everyone always follows those rules all the time; the same is true of YouTube. For this reason, you can't just rely on what the "license" says about the video, and must apply proper judgement when determining whether a YouTube video is bootleg or not. Hijiri 88 (やや) 06:05, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

 Y Sca (talk) 14:30, 16 November 2018 (UTC)



Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht

Happy 2019 -

begin it with music and memories

Thank you for your help last year, and your good wishes! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:46, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Please check out "Happy" once more, for a smile, and sharing (a Nobel Peace Prize), and resolutions. I wanted that for 1 January, but then wasn't sad about having our music pictured instead. Not too late for resolutions, New Year or not. DYK that he probably kept me on Wikipedia, back in 2012? By the line (which brought him to my attention, and earned the first precious in br'erly style) that I added to my editnotice, in fond memory? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:47, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Manic memoriesEdit

At the risk of offending your aesthetic sensibilities, here's another version of happy. Those were the daze.... Sca (talk) 16:51, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Lovely!! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:09, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Please stop your disruptionEdit

As you well know, newspapers and websites have their own Manuals of Style, and we have ours. If you have an issue with ours then take it up at that page, not repeating the same issue at Errors. Stephen 22:32, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Stephen: No newspapers I know of use the numerals 'style' dictated by WP:MOS. I'm not traipsing off to MOS to try to convince whoever misguidedly devised this policy of what is obvious. Cases in point:
 • AP: "a gasoline explosion killed at least 79 people"
 • BBC: "Mexican authorities now say at least 79 people were killed in Friday night's fuel pipeline blast."
 • Guardian: "The death toll from the explosion of a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves in central Mexico has risen to 73"
 • Reuters: "at least 79 people died from a powerful explosion at a gasoline pipeline in central Mexico"
 • New York Times: "thieves punctured a pipeline north of Mexico City, causing an explosion that killed at least 79 people and injured 81 others."
– Again, no website is an island, entire to itself. As to "disruption" – WP:CENS. – Sca (talk) 22:52, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
But this website follows it's own MOS. And yes, disruption. Just as you've been accused of disruption on previous occasions by raising the same non-issues over and over again. Stephen 22:57, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
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