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For your excellent and always kind and good-tempered service to the encyclopedia, you have been awarded this coral tea cosy
to keep your jasmine tea scaldingly hot (the way 'shonen likes it). darwinfish 21:42, 19 July 2014 (UTC).

Could you please review our edits?Edit

Hello, we are the archivists at Lombard Odier in Geneva and wanted to improve the article relating to the bank, which is quite sub-par. We proposed a new version on the talk page, and the editor who replied to us kindly suggested we see with people from the Wikiproject Switzerland, where your user name is listed (we since also made a first round of improvements and fixed some formatting issues): here is the new draft.

Unfortunately the project's talk page sees little activity, and I'd like to come back to the editor with a strong consensus on the Project Switzerland side.

To be clear, the very same text has been posted in other languages (French, Spanish, German, and Italian), with editors there helpfully pitching in/editing afterwards[1][2] (as you know, German also implements gesichtete Versionen, so this text had to be reviewed by someone before appearing publicly). We're entirely fine with the article living its own life and being edited by anyone, we understand it and actually like the idea that people can research and improve content (we are big readers too!).

So if you have time, would you mind having a look and telling me if you see anyhing of concern, changes to be done, or if you think the new text is ready to go live here as well?

Thanks a lot! Hello at LO (talk) 10:08, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello Hello at LO, I responded directly at Talk:Bank_Lombard_Odier_&_Co#Reply_25-MAY-2019. ---Sluzzelin talk 20:28, 4 August 2019 (UTC)


Hi. Please explain why you mentioned me in your edit summary at African elephant. I didn't add that pipe into the image cation. -- BhagyaMani (talk) 06:04, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Hello, BhagyaMani. I misread one of your edits. You're absolutely right. I apologise for mentioning you and attributing the en.pipe to you. ---Sluzzelin talk 06:50, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
Well then all clear. I removed the pipe in one img caption, but missed the 2nd one. Cheerio -- BhagyaMani (talk) 09:13, 22 August 2019 (UTC)


My bad, I thought they were tweaking someone else's comments, in this case Fortnum. I have to ask though, in your edit summary, you described yourself as "apathetic" towards infoboxes. Why feel the need to tell me that? CassiantoTalk 19:27, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

Hey, dear Cassianto. That's a fair question, and the comment in my summary was unnecessary. I guess I just wanted to make sure my edit wasn't seen as partisan, and, truth be told, I'm not 100% apathetic, and my preferences are not entirely disinterested, I've just never commented one way or the other on these long, boring discussions, and intend to keep it that way. Nevertheless, keep up the good fight! ---Sluzzelin talk 19:35, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
Okay, the last sentence, even in the equally badly written context, sounds patronising/sarcastic if it came from an infoboxist—I definitely didn't intend to come across as sarcastic or patronising. ---Sluzzelin talk 19:58, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
I can't think of anything to add to that. CassiantoTalk 22:49, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
Nor can I. ---Sluzzelin talk 09:24, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Re this, advice taken, thanks. It is a word that I've heard many times before, know what it means, or at least what context in which to use it, but I didn't know it was a portmanteau. As I've said in many places today, including private email, I apologise for using it. CassiantoTalk 14:26, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, I appreciate that. (My own impression, here, is that those who are eager to call for sanctions based on grouchy behaviour, no matter how high an editor's net value to the encyclopaedia, are dispersed across the spectrum). ---Sluzzelin talk 16:56, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
I realised a long time ago that the expectations of a content creator is to spend a lot of time and money providing the project with an article, and then to sit back and allow others to pontificate over it. And if you dare to pipe up, well, then be prepared to be taken to ANI or ARC for it. I was always taught that it was healthy to be passionate about something, but around here, it seems like it's an offence punishable by death. CassiantoTalk 18:57, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I've certainly never experienced a working environment quite like this one, including volunteer work. I have never seen such obsession in getting rid of productive people, based on perceived slights etc. I guess not all volunteers care about the actual product, the encyclopedia, to the same degree. ---Sluzzelin talk 09:10, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
By the way, I'm not saying a collegial or even friendly and kind environment is not important. I believe these qualities should be embraced as they foster collaboration, motivation, creativity, productivity, all good things for an encyclopaedia. And I wish it'd be easier to promote such an atmosphere - but to spend all this energy on following and checking on productive editors with a temper, in order to report their slips to one of our noticeboards, to then spend more time and energy on proving and documenting their infractions, to even wish productive editors be blocked indefinitely, let alone invest time, energy (including other people's time & energy) in order to achieve that result ... that is something I find really hard to reconcile with collegiality, friendliness, kindness. I wish we were better at helping good editors tame their temper, but I wish even more that it didn't matter that much. There are plenty of opinions, even consensuses, and also individual attitudes I dislike here, but I wouldn't dream of trying to chase anyone away (with the obvious exceptions of vandals, attritional POV-pushers etc., but that's not what we're talking about). ---Sluzzelin talk 20:21, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Re- Assessment request for - Henry Lewis (musician)Edit

Hi Sluzzelin - Just a quick note to thank you for your outstanding editorial assistance in the WikiProject African Diaspora and WikiProject Jazz. When you have some free time you might enjoy assessing the article Henry Lewis (musician) for WikiProject African Diaspora. Lewis was a leading African-American classical musician and conductor who made significant contributions to the development of classical music in America despite the formidable racial barriers which existed during his era. Enjoy the reading as well as the links to his musical performances, and best wishes for your continued editorial success on Wikipedia. Respectfully, (talk) 15:51, 11 September 2019 (UTC)JJ

Thank you,, that is very kind. I just read and enjoyed the article, and it looks well-referenced and comprehensive. I'm not experienced in assessing articles. I'll have a look at what that would entail and whether I'm up to the job of grading articles according to quality and importance. I see that WikiProject Classical music doesn't assess articles. ---Sluzzelin talk 20:20, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

AfroCine: Join the Months of African Cinema this October!Edit


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Precious anniversaryEdit

Three years!

Thank you for the post to my talk, - good timing ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:34, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

Not at all, Gerda. I am frequently unsure whether to ping or not (and from what I gather some editors have adjusted the settings to make themselves unpingable). ---Sluzzelin talk 18:19, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
And thank you for the sapphire! ---Sluzzelin talk 18:20, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

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