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Hello Gerda. I’ve just read today’s featured article, Der Psalm 100, and saw you had something to do with it. For that effort I thank you. I would also like to ask if you are a musician. My mother taught me to play piano when I was a child - she played piano for the small Southern Baptist chapel she grew up in in a small town in the Southern US. I hadn’t touched a (musical) keyboard for nearly 25 years (except upon visits to my mother) until this Christmas when my wife surprised me with an electronic piano as a gift. I have greatly enjoyed relearning the true wonder of music these past few days. I was so incredibly surprised that I still remembered the notes to Minuet WoO 10, No. 2 (Beethoven)! Today I am thankful to be able to appreciate music and have a desire to learn more about it. Mr Ernie (talk) 03:53, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Thank you so much, Mr Ernie! I almost cried when you mentioned your mother because today is the birthday of my mother, and the day was chosen because this is so, DYK? In loving memory I recall that she had sung all the time I can remember, and I got a piano - something she would have loved to learn but her family couldn't afford it - when I was ten. Professionally, I did something else, but the love of music stayed (I have an infobox on my user page), and yes, this past Christmas was especially musical, - happy 2018! The psalm by Reger (celebrated in 2016) is a giant work, and carries what I stand for: rejoice, serve, serve with joy, reflect, come together to dance and give thanks. There's a YouTube link if you want to listen to us. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:30, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Freundliche Vision

Updated DYK query.svgOn 25 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Freundliche Vision, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Richard Strauss's art song "Freundliche Vision" describes a waking dream? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Freundliche Vision. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Freundliche Vision), 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) 12:02, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202

Updated DYK query.svgOn 26 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the secular Bach cantata Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202, scored for a soprano soloist, oboe, strings and continuo, pictures the transition from winter to spring? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202), 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, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

hello

The Call of the Wild
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Precious six years

Hello Gerda, I hope things are going well. Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 12:42, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for coming over, and yes, they are, - today it's 6 years that I began Precious which I consider my best contribution to the site, - not my invention but I gave it the new name and keep it going ;) - Thank you for the references tool, although I haven't found the time to check it out. - I had inspiring conversations (see above), about a cantata and the finesse of poetic translation. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:08, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
I'm still working on the reference tool; it's far from done. Glad you feel inspired. Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 15:17, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, Lingzhi. Many sad experiences (beginning in 2012 when a friend was blocked and seemed lost for the project, which made the first "Precious") inspired me to write and expand today's article, which I translate as "let go". Sadly matching this call to do things as long as we can. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:28, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
Most people would not consider me especially old (I am more than a decade from retirement), but I have various very noticeable and regrettable symptoms of mortality creeping up on me. Time marches on relentlessly. Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 15:41, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
This young man was 36. Let's not talk about age ;) - He said something I'd include in my edit notice if I had more space: "This user is a person, and nothing else matters." --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:45, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your recent communications; hope that you're well. BTW, I might need your help in the next few weeks (or months), on the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra's home page. My last edits that toned down material about Kirill Petrenko were reverted (stupidly, IMHO) by someone without the slightest meaning about writing objective articles on Wikipedia. I'm going to do some more systematic editing later that will restore those old edits, but also add new material from the German Wikipedia page. I know that you don't like to get overly involved in edit wars, but those will probably ensue there. Cheers, DJRafe (talk) 15:28, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up, will watch Berlin Philharmonic and step in if needed. DYK that I was in the Philharmonie for the first time end of last year? - You might do the same (watch and step in) for Vilde Frang where I reverted to last version with refs, from long ago. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:08, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
Will do, regarding Vilde Frang. Great that you had your first concert experience at the Philharmonie Berlin. I really do need to return to Berlin at some point. Cheers, DJRafe (talk) 14:46, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
One more request (sorry) on article-watching, namely on Andrés Orozco-Estrada, where one editor who edits only this page hasn't the faintest idea about objective content. This person has reverted my edits in the past, and will no doubt do so here again in future. I still need to work on Vilde Frang at some point, per your request, as it does need work to render it more objective. Let me know if I can be of other assistance in return, should you need it, & thanks again, DJRafe (talk) 14:08, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Because you deserve this (and much more)! Thanks for the thanks! Marrante (talk) 22:49, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
Lovely to see your name again! Alleluia! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:54, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
For Season's greetings, click on the green heart-leaf further up. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:56, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Great job on Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 125

G'day Gerda, great job with this TFA. Over 20K views! Nice work. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 11:50, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! Did you notice that peace is in its name, as in yours? And joy! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:31, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Gerda, ich danke dir herzlich für deine Kommentar

This is the first time in long years that I receive such a nice, sweet and warm comment, namely the one you placed on my Talk Page. After several years of frustration and disappointment with Wikipedia, where I've had many edits and some articles vandalized, erased, distorted, challenged, or otherwise threatened, it is comforting to encounter a caring soul like you. Just...what is a sweet nice girl like you doing in a hostile place like this?

I can see your zeal and dedication to classical music, especially that from your compatriots. I myself am a devoted fan of Johann Sebastian since I was 11 and learned my first exercises authored by him. I cannot stop enjoying his music, and among the many performing artists that have made it available to us, I have a special regard for Wendy Carlos and her extraordinary renderings, particularly her Switched-On Brandenburgs albums.

Note: I had long forgotten that reference I had added to the Joseph Jongen article, I just was (and still am) proud of having added the word "monumental" to the opening paragraph about his Symphonie Concertante, which it well deserves.

Well, to make this short, it's been a pleasure to meet you, even if you are a nine-year-old girl (which I don't believe or understand, but accept nonetheless). :)

Thank you! --AVM (talk) 02:19, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you so much! What a nice message to wake up to! - I make music here, normally related to what I sing in choirs, Look at my infobox: who is 9 years old? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:24, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

How do you do it

I've never been foolish enough to take my scaly WikiDragon hide above the clouds into the WikiHeavens - I only ever see burning planes falling from those clouds to crash in the WikiFields. Sometimes I see hear the gunfire of the editors above, but then Dr. Blofeld's plane crashed in the sward before my mountain, and I didn't even see Jaguar's end. I'd seen on your talk page and a couple of others people thanking you for your levelheadedness, and I have to wonder - how to manage the insanity that apparently lives beneath the floorboards of Wikipedia? What happens if you can't any longer? –Vami_IV✠ 08:50, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

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spirale of justice
What you call insanity is just our human condition, described well on this 1510 image. What I do? I was made immune when I survived the first pride and prejudice when a friend who gave up was banned by the community afterwards. I felt that I didn't belong to such a community, and felt the urge to leave, but then thought that some would just love that, and decided to stay. From then on (we talk October 2012), it was easier to ignore ignore ignore minor things. Dr. Blofeld has called me a princess and a monster, so I have mixed emotions. Also, he always returned after a while, so far. Same for Jaguar. I miss GFHandel who left us in 2013, and never returned. We just had the birthday of Handel, who wrote He was despised (see above, and follow the links) in 1741, on a text by Isaiah. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:07, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
I see. Well, I won't ever leave if you don't. ;) –Vami_IV✠ 09:42, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Possible DYK for nice image

The last page of the autograph manuscript, BWV 769a, the closing bars of the canon per augumentationem. It ends manuscript collection P 271 with the surviving fragment of the so-called "deathbed chorale", Vor deinen Thron tret' ich, BWV 668 (not in Bach's handwriting).

This very recently downloaded image and a carefully written of the caption might be something that you might quite like, possibly as a DYK. Peter Williams describes these as "one of the best bars in the whole of P 271".

Best wishes, Mathsci (talk) 12:17, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Thank you. Hopefully no rush, March is reserved to mostly women (look today at Miriam Makeba, pictured above) and Lent and Easter. - Any expansion (as long as sourced) to An Wasserflüssen Babylon welcome, nominated with another such image (not as clear though). That's an article that could eventually go to GA. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:44, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
During my recovery from stroke, the first thing I tried to read (with huge difficulty) was Psalm 137 on News Year's Day. I am not quite sure why you wrote Psalm 84. An Wasserflüssen Babylon was the first piece I played on the chapel organ on BWV 653 the day after being discharged. Mathsci (talk) 13:14, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing the wrong number out, - the other was on my mind in the desert (pictured above) - no rivers. - Touching, your personal memories, thank you for sharing. Would you know where to find a translation of 137? When I search for the translator, I get only other hymns, and the remark that his poetry was not so great. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:26, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
The article Psalm 137 and the wikisource are fine. The King James Bible forms part of the Protestant heritage. Perhaps the lines could be broken up into shorter fragments to match Luther's version. Mathsci (talk) 14:34, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
Dachstein's version? - Yes, could be broken up, - I added the psalm verses only yesterday, and think today more of women and singing in defiance - Ich steh hier und singe was and is my only defense. (See above a short summary of how I manage to still be here. It's one of these days that I wonder why.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:21, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
There are actually six verses (the 6th is just the standard blessing, Ehr sie dem Vater und dem Sohn, und auch dem Heilgen Geiste, ...). For a literal version see Anne Leahey's translation (Chapter 2 in J. S. Bach's "Leipzig" Chorale Preludes: Music, Text, Theology) which is mostly based on Mark Bighley's 1986 book, The Lutheran Chorales in the Works of J.S. Bach. You could also make an English variant of the literal version which doesn't sound too slilted in addition to the King James version. There is also the Latin version, Super flumina Babylonis. There is furthermore an online OUP version of Stinson's "J.S. Bach's Great Eighteen Organ Chorales", which could be useful. (By this stage there might well be online options such as a singing "google button" or even perhaps a "surgically implanted microchip".) Mathsci (talk) 16:13, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
Gerda, I have created the Hymn tune (or melody) for An Wasserflüssen Babylon following the pattern for Vater unser. I hope that is OK with you. Mathsci (talk) 07:15, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
That's great, thank you, and for all the other finds for that article! - Today is a funeral, and the featured article is by a great user we miss, The Age of Reason, may it come. She was missed by another great user who wrote on African-American literature and Shakespeare and keeps the list of those of us who died. She wrote Uncle Toms Cabin, which was quoted in the first Good article I nominated, not by me, Great Dismal Swamp maroons. - To the memory of the missed, whether dead or in the desert or in the Great Dismal Swamp! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:27, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

───────────────────────── If you're reflecting on Easter and the Passions, then BWV 621 might be a suitable Lutheran hymn for you. Mathsci (talk) 07:42, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Yes, thank you. Will write next year if I'm still alive. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:45, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
Mathsci, I'm expanding BWV 100, thinking of you a lot, - all the work you put in the related hymn. I use the hymn lead image for now, but it would make a better difference to have Bach's autograph, - any chance? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:09, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
There is an autograph manuscript of BWV 100 which can be digitised at very high resolution; the easiest for me is to use the Commons template for BWV 98. Mathsci (talk) 12:21, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
You don't seem to have acknowledged my digitised image: did you forget? Now that I have repaired my old laptop (damaged while the stroke occurred—actually when I was editing wikipedia!), it was very easy to dezoomify and crop the image, exactly as I did on BWV 99.
I have also tried to continue editing in the the spirit of your DYK hook as much as I could. One of the sentence is essentially adapted from you, with some tweaks by several other users:
"The arrangements of "An Wasserflüssen Babylon" by Reincken and Pachelbel—along with the chorale prelude "Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein," BuxWV 210 by Dietrich Buxtehude—comprise the earliest extant transcriptions of Bach, copied on a 1700 organ tablature in Lüneberg when he has still a youth; remarkably, they were only unearthed in Weimar in 2005."
I hope that is OK. Cheers, Mathsci (talk) 08:30, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:39, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
Happy Easter, Gerda. I hope you are singing! Mathsci (talk) 07:33, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Mathsci, going to sing Vierne for Pentecost, just finished the DYK nom. Life is too short for Donnerwort arguments ;) - Liner notes by Wolff, Hofmann and Gardiner are respected sources. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:58, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Zofia Posmysz

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 March 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Zofia Posmysz, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Zofia Posmysz (pictured), Auschwitz inmate No. 7566, wrote an audio play on her memories, which became the basis for her 1962 novel Passenger, a 1963 film, and a 1968 opera? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Zofia Posmysz. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Zofia Posmysz), 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) 00:01, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

  • This is a record for me: 1,254 pageviews per day. Notably, while at WP:DYK Zofia Posmysz received 25,808 pageviews. I have always believed that a collaborative working environment makes the project more successful than it might otherwise be. So, here it is. Thank you again, Gerda Arendt. Face-smile.svg Poeticbent talk 20:24, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I agree, and it was a record for me as well, for DYK at least. Until 14 March, 10k+ was the highest I got, and most musicians and pieces stayed in the 3-digit-range. Then came Camilla Nylund (see above), the first 25k+, helped by a screenshot of the Main page on TV. Zofia Posmysz is just a great topic! I hope to see the opera in Frankfurt where I saw Nylund as well. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:34, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Prehistory of BWV 56

BWV 56 seemed to have specially chosen by me in April 2009 with about 50 consecutive edits. It must have been one of my favourites. Ah, the Good Old Days. Mathsci (talk) 17:44, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

I like that. You probably know my story with it? ... and the program of the concert? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:39, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

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Case has closed. --RexxS (talk) 21:26, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

Thank you. I always wanted to find out what DS means, also who can honestly claim to be uninvolved. Is adding an infobox to an article you expanded 5 times disruptive? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:13, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

DYK Medal

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Congratulations on this outstanding achievements. Keep up the good work! Freikorp (talk) 19:32, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. DYK that 500 was also on a Good Friday, 2014? Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:01, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
Congratulations Grimes2 (talk) 14:31, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Große Kirche Aplerbeck

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 April 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Große Kirche Aplerbeck, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that on 12 April 1945, a white flag was hung from the tower of the Große Kirche Aplerbeck (pictured), one of two churches after the same design by Christian Heyden, to signal capitulation? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Große Kirche Aplerbeck. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Große Kirche Aplerbeck), 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.

Vanamonde (talk) 00:02, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Thought you'd enjoy this

I'm at an editathon currently, and they were going through the 5 pillars, and there was a screenshot of you talking with someone as an example of civility. I thought you would appreciate this :) TonyBallioni (talk) 21:44, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

I do ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:16, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
Do you think you could incorporate some of your sources for Psalm 84 in the article? Take a look at the review and more sources offered, - wonder what you think? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:18, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
I'll take a look and see if there is anything I have access to that would make it better, though you've done a great job expanding it :) TonyBallioni (talk) 15:57, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Walter Fink

Gnome globe current event.svgOn 15 April 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Walter Fink, which you created. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Martinevans123 (talk) 17:33, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Martinevans123 (talk) 17:33, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, also for your help with it. - Back from a long spring hike which gave me the idea to expand The Lord is my Shepherd today. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:18, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

QPQ for Aartswoud

That's about all I'm good for Gerda, hosting funny threads on my talk page. But don't worry, you won't drive me away by saying so. :-) Eric Corbett 12:09, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for coming over! Did you see my DYK of the day, the lady who was painted naked with Schubert? (painting - in a theatre - in the article) - I should probably have asked you wordsmith for a hook mentioning that, - I gave up. Last good one was Zofia Posmysz, related to your remark about how I feel writing about German atrocities. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:34, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
ps: Eric, did you see another language question, about "perhaps best remembered"? Harmless or to be avoided? (I never thought about it, nor did I use the phrase, - I try to avoid even "best known".) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:39, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
I don't have a problem with "perhaps best remembered". Naked ladies eh? I need to take a look at that article. Eric Corbett 13:23, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
The lady in question is armed and ready to shoot: Die zürnende Diana. There's another naked lady, whose only weapon are her arms, related to a Goethe song (see also de:Der Fischer (Goethe), with this depiction). Schubert (dressed) is painted (by his friend) as the victim of both. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:36, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
Another, Eric: I just reverted something on Gwyneth Jones (soprano), and saw that poor lead. You are the first one I could imagine to bring life to it, remembering Andreas Scholl ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:19, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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I wrote the article, it's my choice. Nice to see some honesty. – SchroCat (talk) 20:38, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
You are welcome. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:33, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

"J. S."

I agree Gerda. I wondered if there wasn't a MoS style rule about the space somewhere. Lately, I have been assuming there are more style rules than there actually are, so I'm never sure when to look. Thanks for the DYK review. Outriggr (talk) 23:59, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

Outriggr, I never know about teh rulez, only copy ;) - see here, Francis knows, and the link is in the edit summary, Wikipedia:Naming conventions (people). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:31, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Christophe Larrieu

Frauen sind besonders begabt, die Wutausbrüche der Männer zu lindern.

LouisAlain (talk) 12:25, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, how did you know. - Happily swapping the images on top, May up, despised and rejected down. (You and I, we belong in the group, but it's no reason to leave, which leaves the game to the others.) The mezzo's article has now 4 sources ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:37, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

La Monica

Dear colleague,

please consider writing an article dedicated to the song La Monica (alternative readings: La Monaca, Monacha). The melody (of Italian, or as to my mind, rather of French origin) has been used by famous composers, including several works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Weird but I could not find 'foreign' Wikipedia pages dedicated to this moving song and its professional implementations (Frescobaldi, Dowland, Buxtehude etc). Feel free to use my engravings (transcriptions of a melody) for the Russian 'La monaca" page. Olorulus (talk) 07:07, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Good idea, but not for soon. Mentioned here. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:18, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Pierre Boulez

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your help with this! It's come round more quickly than I expected... Dmass (talk) 05:11, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

He gave me an unforgettable Götterdämmerung, and more. What do you think about the discussion on his talk, mercifully archived end of 2017? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:29, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
Hi Gerda, personally I'm not in favour of an infobox. Did you see the Götterdämmerung in Bayreuth? If so, lucky you! Dmass (talk) 10:19, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
Lucky me ;) - I had the good and undeserved luck that a friend who was a long-term member of the Richard-Wagner-Verband was not in favour of Chérau's staging (nor Kupfer's of Der fliegende Holländer) and gave me her two tickets. - Did you know how that discussion started? No answer yet (in more than two years) to the question "Those opposing: please show a different way to show the data of birth and death together at a glance, which is standard for printed encyclopedias." --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:33, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Seals

Is that any good? (Very neutral!) Eebahgum (talk) 06:33, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

P.S. Delete or amend as you think fit. Eebahgum (talk) 07:01, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
Love it! Thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:12, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Hannah Arendt

Dear Gerda
A librarian friend recently lent me a copy of Margarethe von Trotta's film, about your namesake, Hannah Arendt. Having looked at the WP page, I saw it needed some major clean up and started to clean it up a bit. I was not at all surprised to see that you had contributed to it!
best, Michael

I you saw you working (on my watchlist). I did only minor cleanup ;) - No relation, unfortunately, - would be an honour! - Yesterday, I watched a lot going on on Kurt Masur who had the google doodle, - oh dear, not all positive. Had I known, I would have gotten a bit of discography over from de, and written some lead. When I noticed, I was too tired. 200k+ hits! - I formatted the line breaks, - without slash, they brake the editor colours, DYK. Also, it was the signature of a missed friend. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:44, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
Supportive hugs. M
Feels good, thank you! - Try to click on the fly on top ;) - Off to listening to The King's Singers. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:06, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 30, 2018

Thanks for the thanks :) Took me a while to get that one right. I do appreciate your frequent use of the thanks button. I think it's a brilliant addition to the interface. - Dank (push to talk) 15:21, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for saying that, feels good! I like the feature, but have been asked to not ever use it by one, and fear it would be understood as irony by some others. But, prompted by a comment from Bishonen, when I click I mean it thanks (unless I misclick, of course). I don't do more than one per day, and you deserve thanks for dealing with the whole bunch of a month's FAs speedily and diligently. Danke, as we say in German ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:48, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

Rheingold source

I've added a German language source in the "Revivals" subsection (no. 69 at present). Would you mind checking on the capitalisations? Brianboulton (talk) 10:11, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Brian, sorry, see only up to 68, or do you mean in the sandbox? Author, date, fact - any of these would also do.
I meant 61 not 68 - sorry. The ref is ""Spielplan der Wiener Oper 1869 bis 1955"...
Capitalisation fine, I'd use the English name, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, for the majority of our readers. de:Musikhochschule Wien, in German, only the word "Kunst" is missing. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:06, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
Btw, according to Lilli Lehmann - [1], and look for Lammert - a performance with the Bayreuth premiere personnal was planned or even done 8 years later, - worth mentioning? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:29, 28 July 2018 (UTC)etc Brianboulton (talk) 11:49, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
I can't read the source, but wherever this performance was, it wasn't at Bayreuth. What details does the source give concerning date, venue, stage direction etc? I can't any find any mention of such a performance in any of my sources. Brianboulton (talk) 12:00, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, should have added "in Munich". Excerpts of Lilli Lehmann's book are also (quoted) in English books, will check, but not right now. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:06, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Sara Hershkowitz

Updated DYK query.svgOn 2 August 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Sara Hershkowitz, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Sara Hershkowitz, who usually appears on the opera stage as the Queen of the Night and Zerbinetta, parodied Donald Trump in Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre at the Lowlands Festival? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Sara Hershkowitz. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Sara Hershkowitz), 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) 00:01, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day

Edit day.svg Happy First Edit Day, Gerda Arendt, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! Kpgjhpjm 04:22, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! Lovely music and scenery pictured above, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:30, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Happy First Edit Day Gerda. ―Buster7  14:53, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, came as a surprise, in nice coincidence with the soprano whose pic I took. Don't miss the video of her unique performance ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:39, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
So awesome, Gerda!! Happy First Edit Day!!!! Atsme📞📧 22:31, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Carla Henius

Updated DYK query.svgOn 7 August 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Carla Henius, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the mezzo-soprano Carla Henius performed in the premiere of Luigi Nono's Intolleranza 1960 at La Fenice, and had a composition by Dieter Schnebel written for her voice? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Carla Henius. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Carla Henius), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For the wonderful spirit of collaboration and friendship to all editors, as well as for the vigorous contribution to DYK articles, wikipedia would not be as good a place without you. 1l2l3k (talk) 11:39, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, blushing. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:28, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Boy do I agree with this barnstar! Jenhawk777 (talk) 16:52, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Ich auch. Narky Blert (talk) 23:43, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Überwasserkirche

Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 September 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Überwasserkirche, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Überwasserkirche, a Gothic hall church in Münster, was the location of the second of three sermons held in 1941 by Bishop Clemens August Graf von Galen in defiance of the Nazi regime? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Überwasserkirche. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Überwasserkirche), 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.

Vanamonde (talk) 00:02, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Montserrat Caballé

Gnome globe current event.svgOn 7 October 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Montserrat Caballé, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Stormy clouds (talk) 12:21, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
Music barnstar.png The Music Barnstar
For your work expanding Montserrat Caballé up to the standard required to appear on the main page, and all your other hard work in the music arena, I award you this barnstar!  — Amakuru (talk) 13:25, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Zur Geschichte der Religion und Philosophie in Deutschland

Updated DYK query.svgOn 31 October 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Zur Geschichte der Religion und Philosophie in Deutschland, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that following the July Revolution in France, Heinrich Heine wrote a history of emancipation in Germany, beginning with Luther's Reformation? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Zur Geschichte der Religion und Philosophie in Deutschland. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Zur Geschichte der Religion und Philosophie in Deutschland), 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, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Jenhawk777

Gerda, I so appreciate you reaching out to me; your kindness touches me. You know, I think, that I have had kind of a rocky time on Wikipedia. I am a Christian, and while I try hard to be balanced and fair by including all views equally, I sometimes fail, and often times get virulent opposition--whether I fail or not. I have taken that as part of the program here, and I have tried to learn to incorporate what others have said in every way possible. I focused on getting better--being better--working it through as much as I could--and then I tried some more. But recently I ran into virulence involving misogyny that was so apparent and so blatant it just blew me away. The argument was over how women were treated in the past and my--validly sourced--work on two different articles. His response was to jump on me for being Christian even though Christianity was nowhere in the subject matter. Then in the same week, another guy who I thought was my friend, told me he was cutting me off for a week as discipline for not obeying him by mentioning a subject he didn't want to talk about. By what right do these guys think they should get to say what I do? What makes them think they get to say what's on Wikipedia, and I should toe their line? That they have the right to get ugly-mad if I disagree and don't just obey? I got so frustrated I just decided I'd had enough. I could take one kind of discrimination, but two kinds at once was more than I could deal with.

I really loved the researching and writing on Wikipedia, and there are some wonderful people--like you--here, but overall and on balance, it's my view this is not a good environment to try and work in. I am gone for good as things stand right now. I only saw your comment because I was looking up something and haven't taken down my profile page yet, and because it was you, I wanted to explain. You make Wikipedia better, but there just aren't enough of you Gerda. Thank you for your kindness and support. I will miss you and Grabergs. I won't miss all the grief. Jenhawk777 (talk) 02:56, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

Jenhawk777 This sounds disturbing. Has this happened on WP? a/ please do not be hounded off the project. b/ I would strongly suggest you take this up at ANI or a similar board for wider community scrutiny. We cannot be losing female members, of any faith, or none, for apparent harassment, as from a quick scan of your comments to Gerda, this seems to fall under. Simon Adler (talk) 03:12, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for caring Simon Adler yes of course it was on Wp, within the last few weeks, as I have only been gone a week or so, and while I agree with you in principle, I am just not up to the fight required for ANI. When it comes down to it, it is not my way to intentionally cause trouble for others. It's better if I just quietly go away. I'm sorry. It really breaks my heart. I guess I'm not as tough as I thought I was. There's just too much meanness here on Wp for me to stay. Jenhawk777 (talk) 03:34, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
Jen, nice to hear from you, whatever you have to say!! Much better than the friend who left with a smile six years and a day ago, and I never heard another word, and miss him daily. (I adopted the design of the last message for Precious, DYK?) Look, we get treated unfairly, and then what do we do? Leave? I stubbornly stay ;) - Do me a favour: leave your profile, for those who read your articles and wonder who wrote them. On top, it would be nice to watch them. - Please don't disappear forever, because I am lazy. I would have to translate one of your articles to German in my missing routine. Spare me that please ;) - I am on vacation, and would not have been in today, but the planned hiking trail was hit by a landslide, thank goodness at night, last night, nobody injured. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:39, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank goodness for that! A landslide--how frightening! It is truly amazing no one was hurt!
I am leaving my profile up for now because I am accessing Wp for info just like everyone else in the world and it makes it easier for me. I think the articles I worked on tended to be more controversial than most, and that contributed to the issues for me here. I will do my best to keep in touch with you--without getting sucked back in to Wp. Please take good care of yourself. You matter here. Jenhawk777 (talk) 17:27, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Praeludium (Waterhouse)

Updated DYK query.svgOn 2 November 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Praeludium (Waterhouse), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Praeludium, a 1992 "dramatic concert piece" for piano by Graham Waterhouse, became a signature composition, serving as the prelude for a composer portrait CD in 2001 and a portrait concert at the Gasteig in 2012? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Praeludium (Waterhouse). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Praeludium (Waterhouse)), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

A PR of mine

Gerda, do you work on films in Wikipedia by any chance? If so, Kailash29792 and I have listed this article about a 1959 cult classic film in Tamil cinema for peer reviewing with the intention of preparing it for FAC and subsequently taking it to FA. Your constructive comments would be deeply appreciated. Thank you. Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Looking at you, kid 05:29, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

on vacation, so doing only urgent things, like writing on a film tomorrow ;) - later perhaps --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:18, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
Do let me know when you post your comments. Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Looking at you, kid 07:59, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Psalm 133

Updated DYK query.svgOn 5 November 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Psalm 133, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the complete Psalm 131 and the first verse of Psalm 133 in Hebrew comprise the text of the last movement of Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Psalm 133. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Psalm 133), 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, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

  • You didn't have to give me credit for it, but I appreciate it, Gerda! Drmies (talk) 01:43, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
    Only I didn't, Yoninah did, but I support that ;) - the psalm is all about brotherly love, br'erly love, sisterly love. Lisen to that movement, y'll. Chichester Psalms: I am improving the article in memory of an anniversary, and to remember Bernstein in his centenary year, DYK? ... and also Opening Prayer, a blessing. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:00, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Roman Twardy

Updated DYK query.svgOn 7 November 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Roman Twardy, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Roman Twardy conducted the Wiesbadener Knabenchor in the first recording of a rediscovered Passion oratorio by Johann Mattheson? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Roman Twardy. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Roman Twardy), 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, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Der Schuhu und die fliegende Prinzessin

Updated DYK query.svgOn 9 November 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Der Schuhu und die fliegende Prinzessin, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in the fairy-tale opera Der Schuhu und die fliegende Prinzessin by Udo Zimmermann, two orchestras play on stage, representing two empires in conflict? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Der Schuhu und die fliegende Prinzessin. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Der Schuhu und die fliegende Prinzessin), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

HELP!

Dear Gerda Arendt, I need your help because I can not understand what I have to do to prevent the deletion of a photo I've uploaded File:Amar-Hindemith Quartet (1925).jpg

They write: "This media file is missing essential source information. The author and source of the file must be given, so that others can verify the copyright status. Edit the file description page to add source information. Unless this issue is resolved, the file will be deleted seven days after this tag was added (3 November 2018). Usage of this tag: For categorisation purposes, always use {{Di-no source}}. If you didn't use an automated tool, notify the uploader manually."

I've just started to edit the Wikipedia pages and I can not understand what I should do. Could you help me please? (HindemithPerformsHindemith (talk) 18:02, 9 November 2018 (UTC))

(talk page watcher) HindemithPerformsHindemith, you've claimed that the photograph is your own work; however, it is clearly not your own work as it comes from this Getty Images set. Wikipedia can't accept copyrighted materials without the permission of the copyright holder. Consequently, you're being asked to demonstrate that you own the copyright or are in a position to release it for commercial re-use; if not, we'll need to delete the photograph as we can't host material that isn't either cleared for unrestricted commercial re-use, or essential to Wikipedia under fair use principles. If you know who the photographer was, and can show that they died more than 70 years ago, then we can host the image (although we still need to know who the photographer was so we can credit them). If the photographer was genuinely never recorded—e.g. it was taken by a staff photographer for a newspaper and when it was published it was uncredited or credited only to the newspaper—then it is out of copyright in Germany as pre-1947 anonymous works in Germany are automatically in the public domain, but in that case you need to demonstrate that it's genuinely impossible to know who the photographer was. ‑ Iridescent 18:14, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
@Iridescent: I apologize, I was not aware of the presence of this photo on this website. I had bought it a few years ago from a collector on ebay. What should I do now in your opinion? (HindemithPerformsHindemith (talk) 18:40, 9 November 2018 (UTC))
I am happy that Iridescent could help because images keep being a secret for me unless I took them myself which I often do (2 examples pictured above). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:15, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
HindemithPerformsHindemith, it really depends on whether you can identify the photographer, as the copyright to photographs always belongs either to the person who took the photograph or to their employer. (There are some limited exceptions to this in Germany regarding copyrights that were owned by prominent Nazis and which passed directly to Allied governments rather than to the FRG or DDR and were later released into the public domain by the US or UK government, but for a 1925 photo those are unlikely to apply.) If it's possible to identify who the photographer was, then copyright will expire 70 years after their death. If it's genuinely impossible to know who took the photograph, then the copyright will have expired.
For English (but not German) Wikipedia, even if a photograph is still in copyright you can upload it here as non-free content provided it significantly adds to the understanding of an article, and there's no free alternative available. The rules about this are strict, and a photograph uploaded under this exemption needs to satisfy all of the criteria here. ‑ Iridescent 10:44, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Luther Monument (Worms)

Updated DYK query.svgOn 10 November 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Luther Monument (Worms), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the main statue of Martin Luther in the 1868 Luther Monument (pictured) in Worms appears in several copies in the United States, including in Washington, D.C.? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Luther Monument (Worms). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Luther Monument (Worms)), 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) 00:01, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Suzanne Balguerie

DYK about her? LouisAlain (talk) 23:07, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Yes, but, - long, and you know they want citations at the end of each paragraph, minimum. We have a few days, or I'd say no ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:29, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
LouisAlain, sorry, we missed it. Any chance to something related to her and mention her in the hook? - I don't know why I thought created 9 Nov, probably confused her with the Messiaen song cycle. Hope I won't miss that also ;) - Take the rose from above, please. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:52, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 November 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the novella Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts was translated as Memoirs of a Good-for-Nothing several times, the first in 1866 by Charles Godfrey Leland? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts), 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) 00:01, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Mark Judge (writer)

There has been a new hook proposal, and a number of edits to the article, which may or may not have addressed the concerns in your review. When you get a chance, please return and let the remaining creator know where things stand. Many thanks! BlueMoonset (talk) 01:48, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, I'll look later today. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:07, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Psalm 45

Hi, I finally finished this one. It doesn't have anything about musical settings yet ... Yoninah (talk) 22:31, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Vacation backlog ;) - I just finished the longest FAC review I remember, and I did Wagner, in 2013 ;) - Psalm 102 please. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:37, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Bedford Village Historic District

Updated DYK query.svgOn 13 November 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bedford Village Historic District, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a museum in the Bedford Village Historic District occupies the former court house (pictured), erected in 1787 and the oldest government building in Westchester County? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bedford Village Historic District. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Bedford Village Historic District), 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) 00:01, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Million Awards

Guten Tag Gerda.

I see that you won a Million Award for bringing Franz Kafka to FA. How is it judged? Let's say that I made article ABC featured. If it receives one million pageviews three months after I make it FA, do I still receive the Million Award, or something else?

Thank you, Rebestalic[dubious—discuss] 03:11, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Rebestalic, sorry, I don't know, I am only a recipient, better ask on the talk page. Back then, it was given by sadly missed Khazar. I has nothing to with being, ad I think was given before it became featured, simply by readership and interest in a topic. - Did you know that I woke up today thinking of Kafka, more precisely that I find our arbitration kafkaesque? But, all who read this, ask them questions and go vote when its up. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:10, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Next question

Hello again Gerda.

What does "singen singen singen singen singen singen" mean?

Yes, I know it translates to "singing singing singing signing singing singing", but what was your motive?

Danke, Rebestalic[dubious—discuss] 03:15, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Follow the links. - "singen, singen" is a quotation from the last movement of the Historia der Geburt Christi, and you quoted slightly wrong ;) - Please, combine your questions, - I try to archive at 50, and am lazy. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:50, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Metropolitan Opera

Hi,

Just querying your revert. matinée is a link to a disambiguation page, which looks to be deliberate as it explains what a matinée is. Now a deliberate link to a disambiguation page must be made using the Matinée (disambiguation) as it shows a deliberate link. This then removes it from the list of pages requiring disambiguation. It is not really an option to avoid a redirect perse and is covered at Wikipedia:Disambiguation.Blethering Scot 20:34, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for explaining, but the socalled disambiguation page is no more than a redirect to the former. Long live formality, - too much for my little brain ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:41, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

I've withdrawn

There are enough good candidates and I'd like to see Joe Roe (who is away on working on an archaeology site right now, hence his late entry) get in. We need new blood and active editors on the Committee. Doug Weller talk 09:12, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

That is very generous of you, thank you for letting me know. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:14, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Zu den heiligen Engeln

Notice

The article Zu den heiligen Engeln has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

I can find no evidence that this is a notable church. All info I can find online seem to point to a run-of-the-mill church, which gets routine coverage, but nothing else. Not noted for its architecture as far as I can tell, not a notable history, just a church.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Fram (talk) 13:24, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Fram, I translated, then left for real life. In list of composers by name, a composer is notable when he or she has an article in a different Wikipedia. I have no time to search for additional sources today. What can we do? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:29, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
You have seven days in which to find sources and apply them :) incidentally, I didn't know about the "other wiki" thing for lists. ——SerialNumber54129 14:34, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Seven days for an article about the God's tent look ugly and suspicious? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:36, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
God's tent? ——SerialNumber54129 14:46, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Tabernacle, or the tent of God with men, such as St. Matthew Cathedral, São Mateus --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:45, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Ah, of course. Servus servorum dei. ——SerialNumber54129 17:09, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
"In list of composers by name, an composer is notable when he or she has an article in a different Wikipedia." That may be sufficient to be included in a list, but doesn't mean that they are notable enough for a standalone article. Notability is not determined by the inclusion rules of other Wikipedia language versions, who each independently decide what they deem acceptable and what not. Fram (talk) 14:43, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thank you for taking care of that pesky sock on my user page! JuneGloom07 Talk

17:11, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your kindness

Hi Gerda, many thanks for your kind remembering my last ten years in Wikipedia (or even more) as a contributor. Highly appreicated, and I'm much obliged for the barnstar. Wim van Dorst (talk) 18:53, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Wim, thank you for coming over. Sorry that I didn't meet you sooner. For years I wanted to see the scout camp as TFA, but people said it might not meet today's more rigid requirements. What do you think? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:33, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Requiem (Saint-Saëns)

Updated DYK query.svgOn 18 November 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Requiem (Saint-Saëns), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Requiem (Saint-Saëns). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Requiem (Saint-Saëns)), 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) 05:58, 18 November 2018 (UTC)