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DYK nomination of Giorgio MitrovichEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Giorgio Mitrovich at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! SL93 (talk) 11:14, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Richard Ellis (Maltese photographer)Edit

 On 15 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Richard Ellis (Maltese photographer), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that before Richard Ellis became a photographer, he was a tightrope walker in a travelling circus? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Richard Ellis (Maltese photographer). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Richard Ellis (Maltese photographer)), 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.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Turkish Military CemeteryEdit

 On 19 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Turkish Military Cemetery, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Sir Harry Luke called the Turkish Military Cemetery and the adjacent Jewish Cemetery in Marsa, Malta, "the only place in the world where Arabs and Jews lie peacefully together"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Turkish Military Cemetery. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Turkish Military Cemetery), 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.

Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Jewish Cemetery, MarsaEdit

 On 19 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jewish Cemetery, Marsa, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Sir Harry Luke called the Turkish Military Cemetery and the adjacent Jewish Cemetery in Marsa, Malta, "the only place in the world where Arabs and Jews lie peacefully together"? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jewish Cemetery, Marsa), 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.

Amakuru (talk) 00:03, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of St Elmo BridgeEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article St Elmo Bridge you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ed! -- Ed! (talk) 21:21, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of St Elmo BridgeEdit

The article St Elmo Bridge you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:St Elmo Bridge for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ed! -- Ed! (talk) 21:41, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of St Elmo BridgeEdit

The article St Elmo Bridge you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:St Elmo Bridge for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ed! -- Ed! (talk) 03:02, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Giorgio MitrovichEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Giorgio Mitrovich at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 22:34, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Għarreqin GateEdit

Hello, I just wanted to point out that the name "Għarreqin Gate" is also used in the article Greeks Gate, so it should be rewritten. Cheers, --Hektor Absurdus (talk) 11:22, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

@Hektor Absurdus: Thank you for pointing that out - I just removed the mention of it from the article. Since then I researched a bit about the topic, and came up with the following:
  • This source mentions a "Bieb el Grekin, (Bieb l-Għarreqin), the ‘gate of the Greeks’ at Mdina". This suggests that etymologically, the term Għarreqin was corrupted from Grekin (Greeks). Therefore, the Greeks Gate itself might have originally been colloquially referred to as Bieb l-Għarreqin (Għarreqin Gate).
  • The tunnel leading to the Greeks Gate (for now I'll call it the "Outer Greeks Gate") seems to be officially referred to as Il-Mina tal-Għarreqin (Għarreqin Gate/Tunnel - mina means tunnel in Maltese, but it can also refer to a gate - for example the Hompesch Gate is known as Il-Mina ta' Hompesch). The term Il-Mina tal-Għarreqin refers to this gate on the Planning Authority Geoserver, both in the base text of the map as well as on old survey sheets from 1968.
  • The gate which was opened by the British through Magazine Curtain in the 19th century is sometimes referred to as "Għarreqin Gate", but I believe that this is an error. The confusion probably arose since the street in part of the ditch is called Triq l-Għarreqin (Għarreqin Street), which begins from the "Outer Greeks Gate" and goes all the way down to the fields located below Mdina. The street happens to pass in front of the 19th-century gate. The gate does not seem to have any official name - is not referred to by any name in the 1968 survey sheets or base text of the Geoserver.
On Wikipedia, the confusion arose after I first referred to the 19th-century gate as the "Għarreqin Gate" in this edit I made to the Fortifications of Mdina article in January 2016. I used this source (written in 2013), which in hindsight is not reliable, and since I was not aware of the PA Geoserver at the time I had no idea that the information regarding this gate might be inaccurate. I was not the first person to be misled by this, a book in German written in 2014 also refers to the 19th-century gate as the "Għarreqin Gate". The confusion is summed up in this 2018 article on Lovin Malta.
When I have time I will look into the matter further and edit the articles of Greeks Gate and Fortifications of Mdina appropriately, and I will recategorize the images on Wikimedia Commons (there's quite a lot of confusion there, with "Inner Greeks Gate", "Outer Greeks Gate, "Għarreqin Gate" etc). I will use the term "Għarreqin Gate" to refer only to the tunnel leading to Greeks Gate, since that seems to be the only place officially known by that name.
--Xwejnusgozo (talk) 13:06, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
The Greeks Gate, which seems to have been colloquially referred to as Bieb l-Għarreqin in the past
The tunnel leading to Greeks Gate ("Outer Greeks Gate"), which is referred to as Il-Mina tal-Għarreqin
The 19th-century gate through Magazine Curtain, sometimes erroneously called "Għarreqin Gate"

DYK for Giorgio MitrovichEdit

 On 27 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Giorgio Mitrovich, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that although Giorgio Mitrovich respected and admired the British, he criticised the British colonial administration of Malta for its lack of freedom of the press? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Giorgio Mitrovich. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Giorgio Mitrovich), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

A year ago ...
 
fortifications of Malta
and memory of buildings
... you were recipient
no. 1848 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:56, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

GirnaEdit

Hi! I happened to look at your page on the church of Manikata – nice work! I seem to remember that it caused quite a bit of controversy at the time, and there might perhaps be scope for a Reception section there? Anyway, I went to link girna ... and found that we don't have that page. So I wondered if you might feel like remedying that? I'm sure you'd do it better than I might. Regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 11:40, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

@Justlettersandnumbers: Thank you :) You're right - there's room for a lot of expansion in the Manikata church article. I recall it was controversial (I think Archbishop Gonzi did not like the design), and a "Reception" section would be useful. The "Architecture" section can also be expanded.
Regarding the girna link, there are actually articles about it on the French and German Wikipedias (fr:Girna and de:Girna), but not the English Wikipedia! I do intend to write an article on it (or do a translation from one of the existing ones).
For the time being, I am trying to write as many articles as possible on Maltese architecture - therefore for some of the more significant works such as the Manikata church I'm not going into as much detail as possible for now (although I do intend to expand and improve later on). There's a lot of work to be done, but bit by bit I hope to achieve a decent coverage about the topic on Wikipedia. I'll add Girna to my "to do list" since it's definitely a notable topic worthy of its own article.
All the best! --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 13:30, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Rediffusion HouseEdit

 On 1 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Rediffusion House, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Rediffusion House in Malta cannot be used for immoral activities? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Rediffusion House. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Rediffusion House), 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Revenue stamps of MaltaEdit

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Your GA nomination of Revenue stamps of the United KingdomEdit

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Your GA nomination of Revenue stamps of MaltaEdit

The article Revenue stamps of Malta you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Revenue stamps of Malta for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of No Great Shaker -- No Great Shaker (talk) 16:41, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Revenue stamps of MaltaEdit

The article Revenue stamps of Malta you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Revenue stamps of Malta for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of No Great Shaker -- No Great Shaker (talk) 12:22, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.17Edit

Hello Xwejnusgozo,

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  • A discussion recently closed with no consensus on whether to create a subject-specific notability guideline for theatrical plays.
  • There is an ongoing discussion on a proposal to create subject-specific notability guidelines for chemicals and organism taxa.
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Your GA nomination of Revenue stamps of the United KingdomEdit

The article Revenue stamps of the United Kingdom you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Revenue stamps of the United Kingdom for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Spinningspark -- Spinningspark (talk) 18:41, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Revenue stamps of the United KingdomEdit

The article Revenue stamps of the United Kingdom you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Revenue stamps of the United Kingdom for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Spinningspark -- Spinningspark (talk) 18:02, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

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