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The Gordon MonumentEdit

Thanks for your edits at this page - I'm pretty new to page reviewing, and I thought it was worthwhile disambiguating because of the various other Gordon Monuments around the world (this one was number 3 on the list when I Googled it). I see the convention is only to do that when there's another article to worry about, so I'll remember that for next time. (I'm now tempted to go and write an article about one of the other ones so I can revert you though... ;)). Cheers GirthSummit (blether) 19:56, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

@Girth Summit: Go for your life, mate! I like that attitude of writing another article just so that you are right; have done that myself before. Just have a read of WP:2DABS for completeness. Schwede66 20:25, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the link, appreciated. Oh, and consider me commissioned... GirthSummit (blether) 22:19, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Darn it - I won't be able to revert you - the thing that came at the top of all my searches is most commonly known as Duke of Gordon's Monument. Oh well, I wrote it anyway. Glad you weren't caught up in the trouble in Christchurch by the way - a terrible business. GirthSummit (blether) 15:44, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
I can sense your frustration. We got a nice article out of it, though; what’s not to like about that? Well done. With regards to the shooting, when you look after a large number of children and the Police tell you there’s a gunman on the loose, I can tell you it very much feels like that you are caught up in it. Schwede66 17:30, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
I'm truly sorry, that was flippant of me. I'm a teacher myself, I can fully appreciate that you would very much feel caught up in it, and I can't imagine the stress you must have been under. I should have said that I'm glad you and the children didn't come to harm.
As for the frustration, I'm sure I'll get you yet. I've come across this and this, I'll get there... GirthSummit (blether) 18:37, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
@Girth Summit: Now I don't want to add to your misery but I've just been doing some archiving. Just wondered whether I can archive this one, too? Or are you still keen to "get me", as you call it? Schwede66 05:15, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
I've got to admit it - I know when I'm fighting a losing battle. All these things are either known by other names, or I just can't find the enough sources to write them up - you can go ahead and archive this, I'll have to deal with the misery. If you felt like cheering me up though, I'd be grateful for any advice you could give me on improving any of the articles I've written while I was researching this - I was surprised that there were so few articles written about Cat A listed buildings in Moray (most of which seem to have been built by one Gordon or another) and have been working on a few articles about them. There are links on my userpage if you're interested. Cheers GirthSummit (blether) 08:29, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Christchurch Mosque shootingEdit

Some of you know that I live in Christchurch. Regarding the Christchurch Mosque shooting, just letting you know that I'm safely at home. Was marshalling at the school strike 4 climate when the Police asked us to help clear Cathedral Square. There are reports of 30 people dead swirling around... Schwede66 02:20, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Glad you're ok. Just heard about it, and was concerned. --Rosiestep (talk) 05:00, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, I thought that enough people know where I live to be concerned. Thanks for stopping by, Rosie. Schwede66 05:18, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
I am also glad you are safe. Such a terrible thing to happen. AIRcorn (talk) 09:34, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.17Edit

Hello Schwede66,

Discussions of interest
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Nomination for deletion of Template:1996 New Zealand general election by electorateEdit

Category:Recipients of the Medal of Merit of the GDR has been nominated for discussionEdit


Category:Recipients of the Medal of Merit of the GDR, which you created, has been nominated for deletion. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. RevelationDirect (talk) 00:38, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 March 2019Edit

A cup of coffee for you!Edit

  Thanks for writing
Thanks. A great team effort is always satisfying! Schwede66 14:14, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2019).

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Drop caps?Edit

What does your cleanup reason of "Drop caps", on the article Court of Appeal of New Zealand, mean? RJFJR (talk) 19:00, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

@RJFJR: See MOS:HEADINGS for sentence case in section headings and MOS:CAPS for prose. The text is written in lawyer's style where lots of nouns are capitalised; on WP only proper nouns are to be capitalised. Schwede66 20:02, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
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