You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something silly.

Worldbruce (talk) 15:01, 8 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Future use[edit]

Notes to self[edit]

The Barnstar of Diligence[edit]

The Barnstar of Diligence
For your continued unstinting and heroic labours, very largely unsupported, at the CCI. Martinevans123 (talk) 14:07, 18 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Appreciated, Martin. But I wouldn't say it's unsupported. Others, including Dianna, The 4lines, Moneytrees, Tony and yourself, have put a lot of of effort in. I think it's just that, being jubilado (! - I'm learning), I have rather more time. And tomorrow, Mr Pickford should be arriving with all my books, so, if needed, we can help Murgatroyd with A la Ronde. That, and the remaining two sections will knock off Part 1, and with 4/5/6 already done, the end will be in sight! If still rather a ways off.......! KJP1 (talk) 14:25, 18 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Doesn't he "make exceedingly good cakes"? Ah no wait, that's the other guy, isn't it... Martinevans123 (talk) 14:35, 18 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
KJP1, I had just been thinking that I should ask you how the move was going. Sounds like it's coming along well? --Tryptofish (talk) 19:09, 18 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Tryptofish - Great to hear from you. It is actually going pretty well. There are many challenges in relocating to an area where you don’t speak the language with any fluency - but there are many compensations. The city is truly beautiful, the weather is fabulous, and the tapas and wine are close to unbeatable. Now, we just need to sort the pets, the house, the wifi, the doctor, the dentist, the padron…. I really hope your own personal issues are resolving themselves. KJP1 (talk) 19:58, 18 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Olé! the claim that this is "taken from "Top of the Pops" (BBC) 1974" seems a little wide of the mark, but hey, it's hardly Coltrane is it! Martinevans123 (talk) 21:51, 18 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Beautiful weather, tapas and wine – that all sounds wonderful, and well worth the remaining hassles. Thanks for asking about me: it's a slower recovery than I had hoped, but overall good, nothing serious. --Tryptofish (talk) 22:43, 18 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Phew!! Four down, two to go. Martinevans123 (talk) 13:14, 19 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yep - we're making progress. I think I'll try Section 3 next. It doesn't seem to have those multi-edits of which you're so fond. Normally covering current events (how is Mrs Vennells by the way?), obscure jazz artists, mass murderers or Strictly contestants! KJP1 (talk) 13:57, 19 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
We're not on speaking terms, I'm afraid. Shucks, looks like you've got my top interests well and truly nailed there. Martinevans123 (talk) 14:05, 19 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I missed out a, to me somewhat unexpected, interest in the technical aspects of planes, particularly cockpits, air/road accidents, ergonomics, and matters loosely grouped as health and safety. As well as European artists as obscure as your jazz musicians. What a polymath you are. KJP1 (talk) 14:11, 19 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Polymath?? lol... More of a half-dead parrot, I'm afraid. Less "pieces of eight", and more British blues history... Martinevans123 (talk) 14:28, 19 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
That would be the New Polymath. --Tryptofish (talk) 21:21, 19 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Or more likely just Poly Styrene: [2] Martinevans123 (talk) 21:31, 19 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tired? Fed up of tedious assumed copyvio from long-dead sources? Tense, nervous headache? Take St Basil's!! ... just sayin' lol. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:44, 12 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Burying your horse in the garden?? That's worse than a dog cemetery! Martinevans123 (talk) 13:24, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
You can read my mind! KJP1 (talk) 13:27, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
...and after 3000+ copyvio checks, you can also read mine, alas... Martinevans123 (talk) 13:34, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Rheidol Stag[edit]

Thanks for the change, it looks better, especially as the image is relevant to both sections. Murgatroyd49 (talk) 13:08, 28 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Murgatroyd49 - Thanks. It's not perfect, but I think it's better than it was. At least it doesn't smash into the Refs. In an ideal world, I'd have found a cite that supported the whole para. and kept it, but it's a far from ideal world! All the best. KJP1 (talk) 13:15, 28 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

How's things?[edit]

Hello hello! Believe me, I'm tired of Montacute House – I don't think anyone arrives at a talk page to discuss fairly minor (to my mind) changes and still be there weeks later, but that's the nature of the Wiki sometimes.

On a lighter note, how are things with you? Are there any Burges-related articles left to bring up to standard, or have you finished for the moment? Personally I'm taking a bit of a break after doing Dolwyddelan and Criccieth castles, but I'm sure I'll find a project soon – I did think about bringing Penarth Fawr up to GA, it's not all that far off in its current state. What do you reckon, given you're one of the main editors? A.D.Hope (talk) 21:29, 7 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Frankly, I'm currently a little wearied by the MoS Lutherans. "Hier stehe ich, ich kann nicht anders" is a great line, but less helpful as a basis for collaboration. KJP1 (talk) 08:49, 8 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
In that case I'll leave you in peace. A.D.Hope (talk) 10:50, 8 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

February music[edit]

story · music · places

Thank you for the spring clean-up for the much-missed RexxS. - As for the question about archiving (in the edit summary), I believe that the expressions of appreciation and missing are as valid as they were when written, so for whom would would we put them into a drawer? - My latest stories concern Helga Paris and Seiji Ozawa - on the Main page for a sad reason - with personal memories of concerts with Ozawa (on my talk). -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:47, 14 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, I can see the point of view that says leave them as a tribute. Although, I think that's more common for deceased editors, and Rexxs is, very fortunately, not among that choir. Just an editor who decided there were other uses for their time. I'll see what other views may emerge. Very happy to leave as is, subject to occasional weeding, if that's the consensus view. KJP1 (talk) 09:56, 14 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
p.s. I do like snowdrops. KJP1 (talk) 09:57, 14 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. I make the image larger to show they are croci ;) - the image, taken on a cemetery last year after the funeral of a distant but dear family member, commemorates today, with thanks for their achievements, four subjects mentioned on the Main page and Vami_IV, a friend here, - that other choir. Listen to music by Tchaikovsky (an article where one of the four is pictured), sung by today's subject (whose performance on stage I enjoyed two days ago). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:21, 20 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
more music and flowers on Rossini's rare birthday --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:34, 29 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Copyright Cleanup Barnstar
Thank you for your help at CCI! Your help is greatly appreciated. Keep up the good work :) MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 15:42, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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A.D.Hope (talk) 16:22, 22 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

“In that case I’ll leave you in peace.” Well, that didn’t last long. KJP1 (talk) 17:42, 22 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I have an obligation to notify you of the discussion, as you're an involved editor, but (as the notice states) you do not have to participate and can ignore it if you wish. A.D.Hope (talk) 02:32, 23 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

March 2024 GAN backlog drive[edit]

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The Winnowing Fan Barnstar for you![edit]

The Winnowing Fan Barnstar
Awarded to those who work to separate Wikipedia's "pure wheat" from its "copy chaff"!

Only another 17 years before the next one.... the cheque's in the Andalusian post...

Martinevans123 (talk) 17:24, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Martin - thank you. What an unusual barnstar, I don't think I've seen one before. I am very glad, as I know you are, that the business is done. All the very best. KJP1 (talk) 18:06, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Here's a token gesture of my immense thanks. "A winnow-way, a winnow-way, the Copyvio lion sleeps tonight", & etc. Martinevans123 (talk) 18:18, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Wow, holy shit. Thanks a ton for your work on that KJP1. Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 19:50, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
That's good news indeed! A day that felt like it might never have come. Whew! --Tryptofish (talk) 21:40, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
(You too could have enjoyed multiple B&Q discount vouchers... and a years supply of wokerati tofu. Never mind. Martinevans123 (talk) 21:45, 1 March 2024 (UTC))[reply]
I'll settle for some leeks. --Tryptofish (talk) 22:24, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
How about some very tasty Pleurobranchaea britannica? Altogether now... "Britons never, never, never shall be slugs!!" etc. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:49, 1 March 2024 (UTC) [reply]
Is that where Boris Johnson ended up? --Tryptofish (talk) 22:53, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Still has full dining rights at the Bullingdon Club! He's not a spider!! --Martinevans123 (talk) 23:00, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

March thanks[edit]

story · music · places

Thank you for having done most of Martin's CCI - that's what he says! - On Smetana's 200th birthday -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:06, 2 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, he's "cyntaf ymhlith cyfartalion", as they say in Ystalyfera. (sorry if the mutation is a bit wonky there) Martinevans123 (talk) 09:58, 3 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Do you have ideas regarding the works by Rossini and Vivaldi, perhaps? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:37, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I'm afraid I'm tone deaf, have a singing voice like a foghorn, and can barely tell one end of a tuba from another. I'm not the person to ask musical questions of. KJP1 (talk) 14:40, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Danny Kaye could probably help you.... but perhaps Gerda was asking me?! Martinevans123 (talk) 15:11, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Why didn’t she ask on your Talkpage then? What am I, your postman!!!! KJP1 (talk) 15:25, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
why? 'cause I go by links to the flowers in alphabetical order when I update, and first comes K --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:41, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Certainly not!! More of a butler of the in-between pantry, I've always thought... Martinevans123 (talk) 15:32, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I am sorry, - I meant you both, and I didn't mean their music alone, but how these works are represented in their Wikipedia articles. See Vivaldi talk. If I say one more word I'll be accused of canvassing. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:38, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I might try and answer for both of us... I always enjoy a spot of camping. Especially if it involves a good pizza! Martinevans123 (talk) 15:48, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
... and the premiere of Nabucco - I always wanted to go to that theatre where Idomeneo premiered, and they played Mozart! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:16, 9 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Rossini's Petite messe solennelle was premiered on 14 March 1864, - when I listen to the desolate Agnus Dei I think of Vami_IV. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:39, 14 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Vacation pics uploaded, at least the first day, - and Aribert Reimann remembered. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:51, 20 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Please Support my Wikipedia Library Request (if you so choose)[edit]


Sorry for using your talk page, but I couldn't think of a better way to access you. You have shown an interest in British (Country House) Architectural History. I have suggested that Wikipedians gain access to the Country Life Archive on The Wikipedia Library (https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/suggest/). Please feel free to support this suggestion (titled "Country Life Archive (Proquest)" on the above page) if you think this is a good idea.

Feel free to @ me here with any questions.

Cheers, EPEAviator (talk) 02:46, 9 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Apologies for being a few days late, but I've only just noticed your efforts at the Monmouthshire article. Well done for attempting it! I will try to pick up any minor changes as you go. I have various offline sources (aka books), including one published by the County Council in 1974, Monmouthshire County Council 1888-1974, which may well have material that can be used (it's a very long time since I looked at it!). Let me know if there are specific questions where I may be able to help. Ghmyrtle (talk) 09:44, 10 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Ghmyrtle - No apology necessary, and great to hear from you. I stumbled into it only because I want to do a small article on the Gwent County History, and then realised there was quite a lot of work needed. It's going to be a long job - partly because it's a big topic; partly because all my books, including the Gwent County History, are still in store following a move. There's a least one issue - and likely more - that's going to need a bit of wider discussion: what to cover in Monmouthshire, and what to cover in Monmouthshire (historic), including the Wales/England status issue? And the tricky issue of the western 2/5ths of the county which were in Monmouthshire (historic) but aren't in the present county, although they were in Gwent (county) (1972-1996). This is important for things like mining in Monmouthshire, a big deal in the 18th-20th centuries, much less so for modern Monmouthshire. Anyways, all that can be kicked around on the talkpage. I'd really appreciate any help you can give. I'm not editing that intensively, so feel free to add/amend/take-away anything you want at any stage. All the best. KJP1 (talk) 10:07, 10 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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Hi KJP1, thanks for your comment at my talk, I don't mind if you jumped in. It was a question out of the blue, although did understand their concerns so merely hidden it and kept it private. Nonetheless a bit weird where they came from and how my userpage was worth the comment, I do wonder what their links are and if they're closer to the subject then they say, as they reference long-standing discussions concerning "agenda[s]". But that's speculation. Nonetheless thanks! DankJae 18:36, 23 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

DankJae - If that user is new to Wikipedia/Wicipedia, I’m a Dutchman! All the best. KJP1 (talk) 18:51, 23 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Victorian Turkish bath[edit]

Hi, I'm not going to go to the stake over this. My next edit on this point will be my last so you have final say. However, Turkish baths is a phrase used both in the singular and plural (check the 'literature'). Whether 'Turkish baths' or 'a Turkish bath' is used the phrase is either a place (housing several rooms with different purposes) or a process (involving several actions). The same applies to a Hammam. So my final compromise edit, since you prefer not to use the plural form, is to remove the word 'suite' which is tautological since '(a) Turkish Bath' or 'Turkish baths' are both by definition, a suite of rooms, or areas—in Cragside's case, five. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ishpoloni (talkcontribs) 23:03, 25 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Ishpoloni - I agree the issue is minor. I've removed the image, only because it's not a very good one (hands/oblique view/sketch), but if you have one of the bath itself we could certainly put it in. Aside from that, I've left the wording as per your latest edit. My remaining concern is that it seems unnecessary to me to describe it as a Victorian bath, the whole house is Victorian being built entirely in the reign of QV, but I understand that you are wanting to emphasise the type, more than the date. Just by way of a learning point for us both; per Wikipedia:BOLD, revert, discuss cycle, we would have been better to have had this discussion on the article's TalkpageR after the first reversion. Regards. KJP1 (talk) 06:01, 26 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for your understanding. The use of Victorian does appear a bit pedantic, I know. However, it's not being used—here or elsewhere on wiki—to qualify the bath, but to qualify the word Turkish. Two points, in a nutshell: 1. The Victorian Turkish is a specific type of hot-air bath utilising only dry air, rather than a bath specific to Turkey; 'Turkish bath' is a catch-all phrase which is now used for almost anything from a steam bath to a gay sauna; 2. Actually more important, the Islamic world generally resents things such as the Turkish bath being considered specifically Turkish rather than an intrinsic part of Islamic culture. This is all set out rather more clearly in the posts by R Prazeres and myself in the section 'Name and meaning' on the Hammam talk page in September 2020, preceding the split two years later of the "Turkish baths" article into "Hammam" and "Victorian Turkish baths".
I'm not at all unhappy that you removed the image! I wasn't sure whether I could send it to you on the talk page first. It is bad a bad image, and I wasn't familiar with my wife's camera. I do have better ones of the "wardrobe", the drench shower, the tiled plunge, and a corner of the hot room. Is there any way I can show them to you—without putting them all on Commons—so you could choose one, if you wish? Ishpoloni (talk) 11:23, 26 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ishpoloni - Not an issue at all. I was too grumpy, and probably 70 per cent to blame - if not more! One tries to avoid being too protective of articles one has taken to FA but it can be hard. I love hearing from other editors with an interest, and should have been more welcoming. I think the addition of an image of the bath would be very useful, but I don't believe I could see them without their going on Commons, unless you already have them on the web somewhere. Then you could do this. While we're chatting, you don't happen to know the "other bath" Mr Shifrin refers to, see Talk:Cragside? That may make a good footnote, following the text about it being unusual for a private house. All the very best. KJP1 (talk) 11:40, 26 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Further to your note re Malcolm Shifrin's use of 'suite'. Yes, embarrassing. I was hoping you wouldn't notice! However, that was written eleven years ago and I think I can safely say he has moved on from there—see section "Total disclosure" on Talk:Victorian Turkish baths. Ishpoloni (talk) 11:45, 26 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ishpoloni - I suspected that might be the case, but didn't want to engage in outing! The Victorian Turkish baths article is excellent - I've added a Talkpage header and given it a C quality rating. I could as easily have chosen B. Please add/remove any projects you think are aligned/inappropriate. The book looks similarly fascinating, and a copy will soon be added to my library. You might think about taking the article further - it has Good Article written all over it. If I can assist in any way, just let me know. And the Bishopsgate one, [4], which I often used to walk by, is crying out for its own article. All the very best. KJP1 (talk) 12:08, 26 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Had second thoughts on the images as I will probably use some when I come to the subsection in the article "VTb in private houses". So I've uploaded 4 images (+ 1 accidentally cropped version, by mistake, which I don't know how to delete and suspect I won't be allowed to). They are now on Commons at "Cragside Turkish baths". Do feel free to add one to the Cragside article if you wish. I will not be upset in any way if you decide against doing so. Best wishes. Ishpoloni (talk) 15:22, 26 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Added - and it looks good. Do we have a snappy quote? I like captions. KJP1 (talk) 18:36, 26 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Hi! Do you have your Pevsners to hand these days? I've been working my through the surviving Stephenson-designed structures from the London and Birmingham Railway. There are surprisingly many, though sadly the original Euston is long gone. I've found a potential FA in Wolverton Viaduct. I was hoping Nik or his successors might have an opinion on it. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:21, 31 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

HJ Mitchell - I am amazed you have the time! Unfortunately, they are all still in boxes, as we await the builders. These things can take some time in this neck of the woods. I shall add it to my list; I'm quite sure Sir Nik will have something to add. Not directly related to your quest, but have you seen this, River Irwell Railway Bridge, by his old man? As you can see from my pic, it's exceptionally hard to get a decent view of it. All the best. KJP1 (talk) 12:46, 31 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yes I have, and yes it's damn difficult to get close to! It's Grade I so you'd think it would be an easy FA but there's not much depth to any of the coverage; I have a pile of books and they all have the same three or four sentences! Might have to pad it out a bit with some background on the Liverpool & Manchester. Some of the other engineering works on that line definitely have FA potential. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:16, 31 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Semana santa[edit]

I have long observed the Triduum as a Latin Rite Christian, and that is the first time I have seen the Latin name for the week. Robert McClenon (talk) 18:11, 2 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Robert McClenon - Catholics know how to celebrate! KJP1 (talk) 07:00, 3 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Nomination of Toad Hall (The Wind in the Willows) for deletion[edit]

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Has one ever considered Magneton? Pokelego999 (talk) 16:19, 9 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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Ey up[edit]

Hello! Now that the some normality has returned after the whole Montacute thing I just thought I'd pop by and see how you were doing. Are you working on anything interesting at the moment?

I was also wondering, after your comment over at the Pevsners article, just how big your collection is – my own is quite modest and entirely composed of the more recent editions, so I'm a little envious of anyone who's managed to amass a more complete set! They do come in handy – I'm in the middle of giving Gibside a bit of an overhaul and the National Trust guidebook is one of those fairly slim modern ones, so having a copy of County Durham to hand has proved invaluable.

Anyway, I hope you're enjoying your weekend. A.D.Hope (talk) 12:38, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

A.D.Hope - Thanks for dropping by. I’m well thanks, and hope you are too. Not really got anything major on the go at present. Have been doing some bits on Monmouthshire, which still needs work. My problem, and it’s not really a problem, is that all my books are packed up following a move, and it will be a while before I have them back on shelves and readily available. Which includes my set of Pevsner. I was lucky enough to start pulling them together many moons ago, and have both the originals and the reviseds, with the exception of the recently published Isle of Man. The revised were about half the current price then, and the originals could be got for very little. Now, at £60 a pop, it would be an expensive business to pull a full set together. But they are absolutely superb - how I wrote Andrew Pettigrew without access to the, late lamented, John Newman, I shall never know. Gibside is a very interesting garden, and I look forward to reading the results. All the very best. KJP1 (talk) 21:43, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tryptofish suggested you might be of help with an article I'm writing.[edit]

See User talk:Doug Weller#My draft User:Doug Weller/Pinxton Castle. I've a lot of sources but there are contradictions between them. Doug Weller talk 13:15, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Doug Weller - I’d be delighted to take a look, and will do so shortly. KJP1 (talk) 21:23, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I'll link my sources to the talk page shortly. My main problem is disagreement among sources. Give it a day or so and I"ll put something on the talk page about that. Thanks very much, Doug Weller talk 06:43, 15 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Doug Weller - Fine, then I'll take a look. I tend to think with disagreement among sources, the best approach is to just reflect that disagreement. Piercefield House is a good example. Cadw and the book sources disagree on the build date, and even who the architect was! KJP1 (talk) 09:22, 15 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I agree entirely. Sources that I have, except the article by William Stevens which I have in hard copy, are now on the talk page with raw urls to easily identify them. Thanks again. Doug Weller talk 12:27, 15 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Doug Weller - Just in case you've missed it, I've put some suggestions on the Pinxton Castle Draft Talkpage. As has Richard Nevell, who knows more about castles than I ever will. Let me know if I can be of further help. KJP1 (talk) 15:14, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
That's fantastic. RL has been a pain for a while, plus Admin etc stuff, so I haven't gotten around to it. Then lost all my Firefox tabs, somehow Chrome got attached to my Arbcom address, etc. Now getting ready for my wife's WI evening tomorrow with people coming here and dealing with work being done on kitchen cabinets! Have to go depoo the garden now, organise my sous vide tenderloin to make Banh Mi, I forget what else. Oh, didn't finish my Treadmill 2k. Doug Weller talk 15:58, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Just checking...[edit]

I know you're interested in old churches. So I just wanted to check you were ok and hadn't been trying to get a really good photo for Wikipedia?? "I say, ding dong, old chap!" Martinevans123 (talk) 15:10, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

30! I wish. That boat sailed rather a long time ago. I’m well thanks. I am wanting to do an article on the church in our little square, but have yet to gather enough sources. KJP1 (talk) 21:27, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Well just don't be tempted to do any climbing! (Listen... a bit of Polish botox, a few dabs of mascara, and a Turkish teeth job... and no-one will ever know!) Martinevans123 (talk) 21:48, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Sam Rolfe[edit]

Hello - I was flat out wrong - I apologize! Thank you for making the article more informative and most importantly, accurate. Thanks again!


I find myself in a Chandos-similar situation at Talk:The_Merchant_of_Venice#Plot_summary, mainly about a WP:OR section about wrongs in the play, but there's the two plot-sections as well. Take a look if you like. If you don't feel like involving yourself, that shows you're a reasonable person. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 10:50, 23 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

A beer for you![edit]

For trying. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 09:33, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Michael Jackson and Bubbles - not in screaming Technicolor unfortunately
Thanks, I shall enjoy that. As to whether the attempt will be fruitful.... my expectations are not high. KJP1 (talk) 09:45, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
No, but it's never wrong to try. I seem to be getting into these "battles" lately, have another one going on at [5]. Oh well. "Knowledge production, at least in the Wikipedia sense, is part collaboration and part combat." - Stephen Harrison Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 09:56, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Did you want a packet of pork scratchings with that, mate? Martinevans123 (talk) 10:02, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ah, art. Where would we be without it. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 10:14, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
That's got to be one of the worst artworks I've seen since the last Jeff Koons showing! KJP1 (talk) 10:18, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Being a Lovecraft fan, I liked this one:[6] Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 10:23, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
And this one is great on so many levels... Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 10:25, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
'Ere mate, are you just takin' the piss or what?? [7] Tim Patch 123 (talk) 10:35, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I've actually been there and taken pictures of Piss (Černý) myself. The statues move. Note also that the "pond" they stand in is the shape of a map of Czechia. In context, that's pretty bold, but apparently, it's still there. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 10:48, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Onto a winning stream it seems. Martinevans123 (talk) 11:00, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Wikipedia, how can you not love it. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 11:12, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I was somewhat surprised to see that Commons doesn't have a Category:Kitsch art, into which all these fine examples could be placed. Perhaps you two could toddle off there and create one! KJP1 (talk) 11:19, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sounds like a fun outing to the commons, but one which might prove a little tragic. $486,500!! Martinevans123 (talk) 11:37, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Nearly 1/2 a million dollars for that geegaw. It makes the five-figures people will pay for a Thomas Kinkade seem like a steal! There is indeed no accounting for taste. KJP1 (talk) 11:48, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
How about nearly 24 million for this:[8]. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 12:04, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Did you want a packet of pork scratchings with that, mate? Martinevans123 (talk) 12:29, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
They do have Category:Kitsch. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 11:43, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
So they do. Why doesn't it come up when you put Kitsch in the search bar? And why do they not have any Kinkades! I suspect his estate is rather hot on copyright. KJP1 (talk) 11:50, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Oooh, am positively Green (Lady) with envy! Martinevans123 (talk) 11:59, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Well... I guess this is what happens when one drinks a lot of beer. --Tryptofish (talk) 22:32, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yay!! (... although in Oxford, Ohio, not China.) Martinevans123 (talk) 12:29, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Update:[9]. And 2 threads at Wikipedia:Administrative action review. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 06:19, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

It's completely hopeless. They are certain they are right, and will not listen to/read any advice/guidance that attempts to show them why they are not. I can't see any other route forward beyond a Talk Page ban. Their appeals will go nowhere but are becoming a serious time-sink. KJP1 (talk) 10:38, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yup. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 10:48, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Some passion there. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 06:10, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yes. It’s a paradox that passion can sometimes be highly productive on here, and sometimes an absolute disaster. I fear we shall see a reappearance as a sock ‘ere long! KJP1 (talk) 08:59, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
A silver lining is that even behavior this like will bring some attention to the article in question, so it tends to get some "collateral" improvement. It's just a very pain-in-the-arse (what is "arse" in Shakespearean English? Probably "arse") way of doing things. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 09:07, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Perhaps the Shakespearean for "arse" is "bare bodkin". --Tryptofish (talk) 21:31, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Tryptofish - his continual punning on the word "ass" is much discussed in academic journals. The only use of "arse" that I can find is in Romeo and Juliet; "Oh that she were an open-arse, and thou a popp'rin pear". KJP1 (talk) 07:23, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Per Trypto's edit summary I now want to mention this: The name Shakespeare probably indicates "someone to be respected/not trifled with", imagine a soldier or farmer jabbing his spear at you. However, one can, and funny-man Shakespeare likely knew this (taunts in school, perhaps?), read it as man waving his cod-dangle around in public. Or perhaps being the literal wanker. Could he have seen his coat of arms as, among other things, a good joke? If you haven't seen my Shakespeare and Star Trek article, you might enjoy it. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 07:37, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
"Star friggin' Trek, my arse"! Martinevans123 (talk) 15:23, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
It's so good to see so much scholarly thought going into keeping our editing brains up our arses. --Tryptofish (talk) 00:14, 9 May 2024 (UTC) And I shouldn't admit this, but I didn't even realize I was making a double entendre when I wrote that edit summary! --Tryptofish (talk) 01:34, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Prose and trim[edit]

You bet! Thanks and well done. Cheers DBaK (talk) 21:34, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@DisillusionedBitterAndKnackered - good to hear from you and I hope you are keeping well. Yes, but removing media trivia from country house articles is an activity akin to painting the Forth Bridge. All the best KJP1 (talk) 07:18, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Better weather though!! Stay in touch, please. All good wishes DBaK (talk) 08:29, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hope you are enjoying the night shift. Martinevans123 (talk) 10:46, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Promotion of Grade I listed buildings in England completed in the 20th century[edit]

Congratulations, KJP1! The list you nominated, Grade I listed buildings in England completed in the 20th century, has been promoted to featured status, recognizing it as one of the best lists on Wikipedia. The nomination discussion has been archived.
This is a rare accomplishment and you should be proud. If you would like, you may nominate it to appear on the Main page as Today's featured list. Keep up the great work! Cheers, PresN (talk) via FACBot (talk) 12:25, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

TFL notification[edit]

Hi, KJP1. I'm just posting to let you know that Grade I listed buildings in England completed in the 20th century – a list that you have been heavily involved with – has been chosen to appear on the Main Page as Today's featured list for June 14. The TFL blurb can be seen here. If you have any thoughts on the selection, please post them on my talk page or at TFL talk. Regards, Giants2008 (Talk) 00:29, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Old Gwernyfed[edit]

There's a lot more information about the history here, for instance. Would it help if I translated it into English? https://cylchgronau.llyfrgell.cymru/view/1380216/1382797/141#?xywh=-922%2C812%2C4611%2C2282

By the way, in my opinion the grid reference is useful, as it is more accessible than the latitude and longitude, and in particular in this article it serves to differentiate it from the new building (now the school). Ehrenkater (talk) 14:11, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Ehrenkater - If you had time to undertake the translation, that would be extremely helpful. Then, either add the additional information yourself, or paste it on the Talkpage, and I'll add it. Given the estate's very long history, I'm quite sure a great deal could be added. I get your point about the grid reference, and indeed edit conflicted with you when I was trying to add Three Cocks as the closest village, though you're right that Felindre is closer to Old Gwernyfed! But to me it still looks rather odd in the lead. I've seen it appear in IBs, we could put it there? All the best. KJP1 (talk) 14:18, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
p.s. - I shall also scour the Pevsner for materials, when I can find it! I've left it there for now as a reminder to do so. KJP1 (talk) 14:23, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
OK, will put it in the talk page. It would prob need quite a lot more work on it before it could be added to the article.
Yes, the grid reference is useful, but it doesn't need to be in the lead if you'd prefer to put it somewhere else in the article. Ehrenkater (talk) 08:01, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

18 years in...[edit]

...and I am in my very first edit-war situation. Who thought bungaroosh could be so contentious?! Thanks for today's tweaks. More eyes on the developing situation would be appreciated; our unHappy Potter is really not having it, and it has the potential to turn rather nasty. PS I was delighted to see Grade I listed buildings in England completed in the 20th century reaching its deserved FL status. I will have a chance to explore the interior of Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church later this month on a tour, so I will make sure to take plenty of interior pics to add to the category. Cheers, Hassocks5489 (Floreat Hova!) 15:42, 2 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hassocks5489 - Think yourself lucky! The approach is extraordinary. It’s like walking into a completely unfamiliar bar, loudly declaring the beer to be shit and the customers idiots, and then being surprised that no one offers to buy you a drink. If they’d only asked nicely, I’m sure a civil discussion could have been had. I strongly suspect they have a personal interest. Shall certainly keep an eye on it. Glad you liked the C.20th Grade Is. It was fun to do. At some point somebody will have a much quicker task in listing the C.21st ones. I envy you the Hampstead churches. Like the Elizabeth almshouses, I fear I may only ever see them in pictures. All the best. KJP1 (talk) 18:23, 2 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
(talk page stalker) At least it's shit! Could be worse... The wonderful Slim Dusty, and Gordon Parsons. Fair dinkum! Martinevans123 (talk) 18:30, 2 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
And for those who prefer the High culture versionKJP1 (talk) 18:39, 2 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
OMG! Just because you detest a-pickin' an' a-strummin', y'all. Every André Rieu concert comes with a health warning and a bumper-sized box of tissues. (But yes, he does bring great joy to many thousands of Europeans!) Martinevans123 (talk) 18:50, 2 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

How are things[edit]

Hey, I was just wondering how things were going since the historic house articles drama. Keep in touch Edward Jocob Philip Smith (talk) 19:28, 4 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]