Sunflowers in Walsdorf

Thank you for improving articles in August! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:36, 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. Also, thank you for scheduling! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:39, 21 August 2020 (UTC)

Thank you today for California Pacific International Exposition half dollar, about "a coin whose high mintage proved to be its undoing as relatively few sold. Unusually, the sponsors went back to Congress and got a second year of striking, but again, most wound up melted. Still, it's a beautiful design."! - Nice Main page today, - I have a chapel pictured under DYK, + 2 of the hooks I approved ;) - the chapel is one of the places I was "given" for my birthday, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:41, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

DYK: 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) 14:07, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

Yes, that is always good. I will read the article on the Rhythm film.--Wehwalt (talk) 14:53, 31 August 2020 (UTC)


Dahlias in Walsdorf

I like today's Main page, with the TFA (thank you for your FAC comments, and scheduling!) on the anniversary day (of both dedication and our concert), a DYK, and a great photographer who didn't make it soon enough, Jürgen Schadeberg, - more on my talk, mostly about the tribute to Brian who shared his sources. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:45, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for The Bread-Winners, about "a rather dated book by John Hay, subject of my last nomination. Controversial as it presented a hostile view of organized labor, Hay prudently published the book anonymously, which led to quite a guessing game that is now entirely forgotten, but that was one of the literary events of 1883."

From tribute to tribute, now with loads of thanks to Jerome Kohl. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:24, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

Many thanks, as always.--Wehwalt (talk) 13:47, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
I looked a bit at the DYK proposal, 1789 Virginia's 5th congressional district election, - 2 minor points: I don't get what the "initial" before we even have an article title means, and why there's so much white space in the refs (which 20em per column could "cure"). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:33, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
Is that better?--Wehwalt (talk) 23:50, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
Yes, thank you! - In contrast: matching colours music to the Dahlias, "brute loud and secretly quiet". - The music (specifically "Meermenschen") was given to me for my birthday. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:20, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
Thank you today for Alfred Worden, about "the command module pilot of Apollo 15. That was only a small part of a life that included being a test pilot, scientist, engineer, businessman, and public speaker, promoting the space program and STEM education. His 88 years left us the richer; hopefully we do not squander what he has left us."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:42, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
You're welcome. I see the DYK appeared last night. :).--Wehwalt (talk) 21:20, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
Yes, and well received. I have the pictured DYK right now, and am proud that's the third pic from my places (click on September). The annual pilgrimage to No. 1 happened today, and I'm determined to see No. 2 soon. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:51, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

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I haven't had much time for Wikipedia in the last few months, so I've decided to stop posting the WikiProject Numismatics newsletter until things die down. Would you please remove my MMS user group? I have no use for it now. - ZLEA T\C 14:42, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

Sorry to hear that. You've done a huge amount for WP:NUMISMATICS. I hope you're able to resume. I've done that. Let me know if you want that back.--Wehwalt (talk) 15:03, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, I'm hoping that I can resume by next year. - ZLEA T\C 13:59, 4 September 2020 (UTC)

Removal of content pertaining to Richard Nixon's racismEdit

The removal of the content is unjustified , please take a look at the talk page of the article , or add the information to a more relevant place, if you think that is necessary . However it's complete removal would be unnecessary censorship . What do you think ? Meethamonkey (talk) 07:32, 5 September 2020 (UTC)

I've now posted to the talk page. Thanks for your comments. I get that Nixon said a lot of things that would not pass muster in 2020 but I think there needs to be a showing that this was a major part of Nixon's career, and that Nixon played a major part in this. Nixon probably said derogatory things about other peoples as well, but if we set out all of them, we will have an even longer article that contains less and less a proportion of what Nixon actually did. Presidency of Richard Nixon might be a better place for it.--Wehwalt (talk) 07:35, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
The solution to this problem is not to delete content. If that content is unbalanced, then a new article needs to be created. The reality is reliable sources do examine Nixon's record on racism. Wikipedia articles are not places to revere the subject. It is also not the place of editors to cherry pick reliable sources. Editors should summarize reliable sources. All of them. To omit content is to lie. Mitchumch (talk) 03:36, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
I don't think the Nixon article is terribly favorable to him. I'm pretty sure there was more in the article about his personal attitudes towards minorities than was once there, and it is hard to keep track of every edit though I try. The problem, over the years, has been to keep a balance. Nixon said a lot of negative stuff about a lot of people, but he also signed the bills for affirmative action, and supported court-ordered busing. But you may be right, a new article concerning Nixon's views on racial matters may be a solution.--Wehwalt (talk) 07:34, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

Presidents and African AmericansEdit

Hi Wehwalt. I wanted to offer a suggestion regarding your content surrounding U.S. presidents and African Americans. You might want to consult Jones, Stephen A.; Freedman, Eric (2012). Presidents and Black America: A Documentary History. SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781608710089. Consider it as a starting point for related content. Mitchumch (talk) 03:24, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

That sounds very reasonable. Thank you.--Wehwalt (talk) 07:28, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

Florin (British coin) scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the Florin (British coin) article has been scheduled as today's featured article for Wikipedia:Today's featured article/October 8, 2020...! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 10:58, 9 September 2020 (UTC)

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DYK for 1789 Virginia's 5th congressional district electionEdit

 On 19 September 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 1789 Virginia's 5th congressional district election, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in the 1789 Virginia's 5th congressional district election, two future U.S. presidents opposed each other? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/1789 Virginia's 5th congressional district election. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 1789 Virginia's 5th congressional district election), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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