Military History Newcomer of the Year, 2023[edit]

The WikiProject Barnstar
Congratulations! As the lead coordinator of WikiProject Military history it is my pleasure to present the WikiProject Barnstar in recognition of your nomination for the 2023 Military History Newcomer of the Year "for high quality castle articles such as Dolwyddelan Castle". Please accept this token of gratitude and appreciation on behalf of the project; we hope to see more of you in the years to come. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 00:14, 31 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Many congratulations, well-merited recognition of your work on here. KJP1 (talk) 07:49, 1 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! I appreciate the kind words, especially given the high quality of your own edits. A.D.Hope (talk) 20:26, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your edit of 3 June 2023 to "Gwynedd"[edit]

Greetings and felicitations. I just discovered that an edit you made to Gwynedd included

"How life has changed in Gwynedd: Census 2021". sveltekit-prerender. Retrieved 2023-06-03. ((cite web)): Check |url= value (help)
((Cite web |title=How life has changed in Gwynedd: Census 2021 |url=http://sveltekit-prerender/visualisations/censusareachanges/W06000002/ |access-date=2023-06-03 |website=sveltekit-prerender |language=en))

as a reference (currently it's used twice, for separate references). Unfortunately, "sveltekit-prerender" is not a valid domain name, and thus "http://sveltekit-prerender/visualisations/censusareachanges/W06000002/" is not a valid URL. I'm letting you know, as I do not have a solution for this and I am hoping that you do. (A Web search did turn up .) —DocWatson42 (talk) 21:17, 31 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello! This is the URL:
For some reason the auto-cite feature doesn’t create a citation with the correct URL from that part of the ONS website — I generally correct it manually, but clearly didn’t in this case! Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Would you mind making the correction? I’m on mobile and it’s bit cumbersome, thats all.
Enjoy the last few hours of 2023 (assuming it still is where you are!) A.D.Hope (talk) 21:37, 31 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sure, I'll make the correction, though it will be sometime tonight. —DocWatson42 (talk) 21:46, 31 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, as someone who strives to bring articles up to Good Article status, you should know that the guidance for leads on country articles is The article should start with a good introduction, giving name of the country, location in the world, bordering countries, seas and the like. Also give other names by which the country may still be known (for example Holland, Persia). Also, add a few facts about the country, the things that it is known for (for example the mentioning of windmills in the Netherlands article). See WPCTEMPLATE which confirms this. Also, please research the previous review of the articles good status review, which raises the lack of information regarding location in the world (i.e northwestern Europe) as a reason the article was delisted. Goodreg3 (talk) 20:10, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The introduction to Scotland does give its name, location, and bordering countries and seas. That information doesn't all need to be in the lead sentence. A.D.Hope (talk) 20:23, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It does not give its location in the world, it states that it is a country of the United Kingdom and talks about the geography of the British Isles. Location in the world is where the country is situated, i.e, northwest Europe. See other articles as examples. This was flagged during a review of the articles good article status, and merely trying to bring the article back up to the status of a good article by following the guidance on lead paragraphs for countries. Your reverted edit makes no mention to the location of Scotland in the world. Goodreg3 (talk) 20:31, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The current lead sentence is consistent with England and Wales. There may be an argument for including Scotland's location in Europe in the lead, but Talk:Scotland is the place to raise that. A.D.Hope (talk) 20:39, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And I would advocate for the position of both England and Wales in the world to also be included in the first sentence of the lead paragraph in line with all other international countries. I have raised this at the talk page on the Scotland article. Not everything has to be compared to both the England and Wales articles, as such, that is a matter for their respective talk pages. Goodreg3 (talk) 20:43, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
England is a GA article. 2A00:23C7:69B4:7101:6437:2C28:E928:7E19 (talk) 23:30, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
From 2009, in fairness. I think the current article is in reasonable shape, but this is the version which passed the GA review. A.D.Hope (talk) 23:36, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have sent you a note about a page you started[edit]

Hello, A.D.Hope. Thank you for your work on Craig Gwaun Taf. SunDawn, while examining this page as a part of our page curation process, had the following comments:

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Paula Vennells[edit]

Please engage in the talk page discussion (Talk:Paula Vennells#CBE title needs to be removed.). So far, I don't see anyone agreeing with the point you are making. Thanks. Ghmyrtle (talk) 14:25, 18 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]