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DYK for D. H. Turner

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 May 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article D. H. Turner, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that until D. H. Turner organised its loan, the Gospels of Tsar Ivan Alexander (detail pictured) had not been in Bulgaria for half a millennium? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/D. H. Turner. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, D. H. Turner), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:41, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Birgit Arrhenius

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 May 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Birgit Arrhenius, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Birgit Arrhenius revealed that a Torslunda plate helmeted figure, thought to represent Odin, had its eye deliberately struck out, consistent with the associated legend? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Birgit Arrhenius. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Birgit Arrhenius), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:42, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

... that after a future philologist's older brother reportedly shot their missionary mother, their reverend father said he would not let the facts be known?

BRAVO. That is all. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:56, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for that, The Rambling Man. With reference to this discussion, do you think it reads better as is, or with the addition of the two extra articles? Upon reflection I'm thinking it might just be better as is. --Usernameunique (talk) 19:17, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Stephen J. Herben Jr.

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 May 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Stephen J. Herben Jr., which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after a future philologist's older brother reportedly shot their missionary mother, their reverend father said he would not let the facts be known? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Stephen J. Herben Jr.. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Stephen J. Herben Jr.), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:52, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

DYK for George Foster Herben

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 May 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article George Foster Herben, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after a future philologist's older brother reportedly shot their missionary mother, their reverend father said he would not let the facts be known? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, George Foster Herben), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:52, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Grace Foster Herben

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 May 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Grace Foster Herben, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after a future philologist's older brother reportedly shot their missionary mother, their reverend father said he would not let the facts be known? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Grace Foster Herben), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:52, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Stephen J. Herben

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 May 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Stephen J. Herben, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after a future philologist's older brother reportedly shot their missionary mother, their reverend father said he would not let the facts be known? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Stephen J. Herben), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:52, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
For George Foster Herben creation and edits. Robertgombos (talk) 22:15, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, Robertgombos! Glad you enjoyed the article. --Usernameunique (talk) 00:15, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Ortwin Gamber

Updated DYK query.svgOn 29 May 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ortwin Gamber, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ortwin Gamber, an expert on medieval weapons and armour, is a recipient of the Theodor Körner Prize? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ortwin Gamber. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ortwin Gamber), 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) 00:56, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Ranbir Kapoor filmography

Usernameunique, I wasn't sure whether you saw that the QPQ you requested had been supplied here. If you could return to check it out and see whether the nomination is ready for a tick, it would greatly be appreciated. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:47, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

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DYK for Ian Meadows (archaeologist)

Updated DYK query.svgOn 1 June 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ian Meadows (archaeologist), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ian Meadows discovered both the Anglo-Saxon Pioneer helmet and the first conclusive evidence for viticulture in Roman Britain? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ian Meadows (archaeologist). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ian Meadows (archaeologist)), 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) 05:34, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

TFA 3

Altrhein Geinsheim.jpg

Thank you for Pioneer helmet was made for battle. Utilitarian in design, it was discovered along with a pattern welded sword in the Anglo-Saxon grave of a man of about 25. Yet as plain as it is—compare it with the Coppergate helmet, which is almost identical in its underlying structure but much richer—it is both rare and significant. The helmet’s 1997 discovery marked only the fourth time an Anglo-Saxon helmet had been unearthed, and the boar atop its crest evokes the world of the epic Beowulf, a tale that lies in the ephemeral haze between fiction and reality." - Have my June pic, as a little token of thanks for the steady flow of quality articles. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:54, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Guilden Morden boar etc.

Hello! Without your work there'd be nothing for me to translate, so I must thank you back. It's very nice to see featured content in Anglo-Saxon archaeology. Most of the good content in the Anglo-Saxon domain tends to be biographical in nature, so it's a welcome change of pace. – Swa cwæð Ælfgar (talk) 22:38, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

DYK for John Onesimus Foster

Updated DYK query.svgOn 3 June 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article John Onesimus Foster, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that at the time of his death, John Onesimus Foster was believed to be the oldest active professor in the United States? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/John Onesimus Foster. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, John Onesimus Foster), 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) 04:31, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of John G. Hawthorne

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of John G. Hawthorne at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 20:38, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Usernameunique, please don't forget about this nomination; a post to the nom page would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:43, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of John W. Brady

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of John W. Brady at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 22:12, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Gevninge helmet fragment/archive1

Many congratulations on the latest FA- a really fascinating series. I'm sorry I never got around to supporting the article; it just didn't jump out on my watchlist, I suspect. Josh Milburn (talk) 18:31, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

J Milburn, was actually just about to post a thanks/apology on your talk page; thank you for taking the time to review another of my nominations, and sorry I hadn't yet responded to your comments! (Your suggestions have been incorporated, however, with the exceptions of naming Denmark—does "Danish" not imply that?—and dropping the lead's third paragraph, though I'll probably trim and reword it.) It's been a fun series to write, though John Doubleday (restorer) will probably be the next one nominated. What's next on your plate? Looks like congratulations will soon be in order for you as well. --Usernameunique (talk) 00:02, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

DYK for John G. Hawthorne

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 June 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article John G. Hawthorne, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that hailing its "pioneering" approach, Professor John G. Hawthorne lauded the University of Chicago for ending a student sit-in "without bloodshed, beatings, or other violent acts"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/John G. Hawthorne. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, John G. Hawthorne), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Alonzo Ward Hotel

Usernameunique, can you please return to this review and follow-up on the latest edits by the nominator? Or, if you aren't planning to return, please let me know so I can call for a new reviewer. Many thanks! BlueMoonset (talk) 01:18, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Shorwell helmet scheduled for TFA

This is to let you know that the Shorwell helmet article has been scheduled as today's featured article for July 25, 2018. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 25, 2018, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1100 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 16:03, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Sutton Hoo Helmet (sculpture)

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Sutton Hoo Helmet (sculpture) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Premeditated Chaos -- Premeditated Chaos (talk) 07:41, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Will P. Brady

Updated DYK query.svgOn 26 June 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Will P. Brady, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that 19 years after Will P. Brady prosecuted the "legal lynching" of a 15-year-old murder suspect, Brady's brother, a judge, himself became the defendant in a death penalty trial? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Will P. Brady. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Will P. Brady), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Huh? Re: John W. Brady
In 1893 he purchased property from his parents for $1,000;[note 1]
In 1858 John Brady sold the property back to his parents for the same price.
Born 6 April 1869
Selling it back before bought is pretty hard. Selling anything before you are born is outstanding! Shenme (talk) 02:14, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
Attorney, judge, murderer, time traveler. Shenme, you and I have someone to look up to! —Usernameunique (talk) 02:57, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Sutton Hoo Helmet (sculpture)

The article Sutton Hoo Helmet (sculpture) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Sutton Hoo Helmet (sculpture) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Premeditated Chaos -- Premeditated Chaos (talk) 21:41, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

DYK for John W. Brady

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 July 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article John W. Brady, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when Texas judge John W. Brady (pictured) heard his sentence for murdering his mistress, he cried out: "I didn't do it; I didn't do it. I do not deserve that sentence"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/John W. Brady. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, John W. Brady), 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, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Nigel Williams (conservator) scheduled for TFA

This is to let you know that the Nigel Williams (conservator) article has been scheduled as today's featured article for July 15, 2018. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 15, 2018, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1100 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 10:00, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the short and complete view on the person, described: "Nigel Williams was a conservator at the British Museum before conservation was recognized as a profession, and as an early figure in an emerging field, he reconstructed a number of world famous artifacts. When only 23 he was tasked with restoring the Sutton Hoo helmet, regarded as “the most iconic object” from "one of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries ever made", and near the end of his life he took to pieces and reconstructed the Portland Vase, “probably the most famous glass object in the world”. He spent his entire career, and most of his life, working at the museum, and died while in Jordan to work on an excavation."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:49, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Gerda Arendt, it was a fun and interesting one to write—and, like most of the articles I've brought to FA, one that you had a hand in at DYK. It's an article, like the related one on John Doubleday that is currently nominated, that I wasn't expecting to do much with, yet the two turned out to among my favorites to write. Back to helmets after this I think, though: next one is another of yours. --Usernameunique (talk) 09:11, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for today's Shorwell helmet, "built for fighting. It is strong, exhibits hardly any decoration, and is so plain that it was at first thought to be a broken pot and was purchased for only £3,800. Yet it is one of only six helmets known to exist from Anglo-Saxon England, a scarcity that—along with other rare objects found with the helmet, such as a pattern-welded sword and hanging bowl—suggests its owner was a high-status warrior. Found on the Isle of Wight in 2004, today it is in the collection of the British Museum."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:52, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Gevninge

Updated DYK query.svgOn 30 July 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Gevninge, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Gevninge, a Danish village dating to the Viking Age or earlier, may have been the port for the seat of the Scylding kings? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Gevninge. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Gevninge), 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) 00:03, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Precious anniversary

A year ago ...
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historic treasures
... you were recipient
no. 1705 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:52, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Benty Grange hanging bowl

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Pioneer Helmet

Hi Usernameunique; thought of you today when I visited the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds and saw the Pioneer Helmet. There was a good bit of information about it, so I think visitors will realise it was something worth noticing. It was great to see it up close after reading about it on Wikipedia. It was in a very dark case, though, so I don't think I wouldn't have been able to take a better picture than the one currently used in the Wikipedia article... Josh Milburn (talk) 16:35, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Benty Grange hanging bowl

Updated DYK query.svgOn 19 August 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Benty Grange hanging bowl, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a pair of yellow "dolphin-like creatures" from a 7th-century hanging bowl finds its closest parallel in manuscript art? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Benty Grange hanging bowl. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Benty Grange hanging bowl), 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) 00:07, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Luxembourg articles

Just a friend.ly poke that I've done everything you asked at these two GA reviews. Courcelles (talk) 04:21, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Sorry for not respondong earlier, Courcelles. Will finish in a day or two, currently on a vacation with limited wifi. --Usernameunique (talk) 16:16, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
no worries :) Have a fun trip! Courcelles (talk) 16:36, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

John Doubleday (restorer)

Rather than talk on the FAC page, I thought it better to bring the discussion here. I'm afraid that, through no fault of yours, the FAC is something of a poster child for FACs languishing at the bottom of the list. We could discuss it all day, but I would not have been happy promoting right now, and I suspect neither would the other coordinators. And the fact that it has been there over two months means that we have to call a halt sometime. But an archived nomination is hardly an albatross, and I think that a restarted nomination is the best course of action, and will probably bring more review. If those who supported before do so again, that is fine, and we may get a little more commentary, which would be needed for promotion. I can even add a note to the top of the page when you renominate to explain why it was archived (and had this not been open for more than two months, the comments it received would not have meant that we needed to archive, it could have sat for longer.) Sarastro (talk) 22:51, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Sarastro1, thanks for the responses. With three supports, I would have thought this article was not languishing at the bottom of the page, but waiting to be promoted at the bottom of the page. Ian Rose's comment from the 7th would seem to imply this also, focused as it was on a minor image issue. It seems odd that the most deference in the review seems to have been paid to someone who only read the lead, and who appears to have stopped responding. --Usernameunique (talk) 23:12, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Gevninge helmet fragment scheduled for TFA

This is to let you know that the Gevninge helmet fragment article has been scheduled as today's featured article for October 30, 2018. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/October 30, 2018, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1100 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 14:20, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Biographical Dictionary of British and Irish Numismatists

You asked if there is an entry for John Doubleday (yes, p.80) and Timoleon Vlasto (yes, p.298). You can locate copies of this book on WorldCat [www.worldcat.org] Hkb (talk) 16:01, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Hkb, thank you for checking and letting me know. Is there a chance you would please scan/photograph the relevant pages and email them to me? I've tried twice to ILL a copy, but without success. --Usernameunique (talk) 16:05, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Have posted them on twitter [twitter.com] Hkb (talk) 16:26, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Looks great Hkb, thank you! --Usernameunique (talk) 16:29, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Nadine Gordimer

Thanks for adding Nadine Gordimer to Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/October 3. Unfortunately, the "Honours and awards" section of the article is very poorly referenced, and so the article will not be eligible for inclusion. Also, I'm changing your blurb slightly. Seventh woman to win is not a great hook, so I made it first South African to win the Literature prize. If you can cite that section before 3 October, then I'll be happy to put her article back in. Thanks. howcheng {chat} 17:17, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks Howcheng, I’ll work on it when I have some time tonight. Lquilter, I see you added some of this. If you still have the sources at hand or would like to pitch in, any help would be appreciated! Cheers, —Usernameunique (talk) 18:26, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
Howcheng, I've gone through and thoroughly cited the section. Would you please mind putting the article back in? Additionally, though I realize it is not always possible to include a photograph, I would much appreciate it if this could be done in this case; as you can see by my initial edit to Selected Anniversaries in December 2017, this is an article that I have been interested in, and looking forward to a main-page display, for quite a while. Thanks, --Usernameunique (talk) 02:07, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
I'm terribly sorry I didn't see this earlier (basically, I just stopped at the Honours section), but the Bibliography could use citations as well, not for the titles that have articles, but the red links. Ideally, you have a single source that has her complete bibliography and you can use it for the entire section, but if that doesn't exist, you can combine things like WorldCat and other sources so that readers can verify that these titles aren't made up. I'm afraid it won't be able to be included for today, but her birthday isn't too far away and we can list her there instead. howcheng {chat} 06:53, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
Howcheng, I’ve added a citation at the bottom of the section which accounts for almost her entire bibliography. We still have more than 12 hours before it switches over to October 3; that would be preferable to her birthday if doable, which as I understand it does not run in the picture slot. Thanks, —Usernameunique (talk) 11:41, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
OK, looks good. Thanks for putting in the work! For some reason, I got it into my head that this was supposed to go on Oct 2 and I was thinking it was now too late, but for Oct 3 we are fine. howcheng {chat} 16:01, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for working with me on this, Howcheng, was nice to see it run yesterday. —Usernameunique (talk) 14:37, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Four Award

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Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Gevninge helmet fragment. « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 21:59, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the article, TFA today, "a gilded piece of metal that would fit in the palm of your hand, is seemingly ripped from the charred pages of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf. It was found in Gevninge, a coastal Danish village by Lejre, the contemporary royal capital and thought to be the site of the fabled mead hall Heorot. Beowulf’s trip to the hall takes him by such an outpost, where a “noble warrior”, brandishing a spear, rides down to meet him. If ever there were an artifact that one could imagine as singularly identifiable with a place and a person in Beowulf, the Gevninge helmet fragment is it."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:29, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks Gerda Arendt! As always, I appreciate your kind words. --Usernameunique (talk) 15:15, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

WikiCup award

Awarded to Usernameunique for the strongest contribution of did you knows in the 2018 WikiCup. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:05, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Hector Berlioz/archive1

In case you haven't seen it, this is an interesting FAC. KJP1 (talk) 22:36, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Quite the read, KJP1. Goal for tomorrow is to work "lickspittle" into everyday conversation. Speaking of the "oppose on lead" hammer (which thankfully it seems this nomination is likely to survive), thanks again for weighing in both times on John Doubleday; glad to see it finally get through. --Usernameunique (talk) 21:24, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

A beer for you!

Export hell seidel steiner.png I made sure it's a very pale-colored fruity one! Good work with Doubleday, if second time around the arena.Great stuff! ——SerialNumber54129 21:13, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, Serial Number 54129, next round's on me; seems like we'll have another second-round celebration soon enough. --Usernameunique (talk) 21:31, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
And there you have it. Thanks very much for all your help! ——SerialNumber54129 15:20, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

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DYK for University of Reading War Memorial

Updated DYK query.svgOn 30 November 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article University of Reading War Memorial, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the University of Reading War Memorial (pictured), designed by Herbert Maryon in memory of fatalities from World War I, serves now as a memorial to servicemen who died in World War II and Afghanistan? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/University of Reading War Memorial. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, University of Reading War Memorial), 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, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

Wihtred

Hi -- I noticed you'd switched Wihtred to sfn style citations. Would you mind if I switched it back to the previous style, which is what I tend to use on everything I work on? I understand that a lot of people find sfn preferable, but I've never become comfortable with it. If you feel strongly about it it's fine as it is, but it would make it easier on me if I need to update the article in the future. Thanks -- Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 04:29, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Hey Mike Christie, no problem—just switched it back. Sorry for the (unintentional) intrusion; I completely understand how having a familiar citation style makes editing more comfortable. It's a nice article, thanks for taking the time to work on and nominate it. --Usernameunique (talk) 05:01, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! I appreciate it. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 05:07, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Kirkhaugh cairns

Updated DYK query.svgOn 7 December 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Kirkhaugh cairns, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that 79 years after Herbert Maryon and Joseph Alderson discovered one of Britain's earliest known metal objects in the Kirkhaugh cairns, a group including Alderson's great-grandsons discovered another? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Kirkhaugh cairns. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Kirkhaugh cairns), 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.

Mifter (talk) 00:03, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

December 2018

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Seasons

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Wishing you all the best for x-mass, hope it is a time of cheer. Ceoil (talk) 21:32, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

Austral season's greetings

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Tuck into this! We've made about three of these in the last few days for various festivities. Supermarkets are stuffed with cheap berries. Season's greetings! Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 22:12, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Björn Ambrosiani

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John Doubleday (restorer)

Just letting you know it will be TFA on 31 December 2018. Good work.--Wehwalt (talk) 00:25, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks Wehwalt, appreciate it. --Usernameunique (talk) 00:49, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
Not wanting to step on any toes, but I was just wondering if the anniversary of his death on 25 January might be marginally better? Perhaps it does not matter very much. 213.205.240.196 (talk) 09:09, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the idea. Either date is fine by me, and I'll leave this at the discretion of Wehwalt. If there is any one date attached to this article, it is probably 25 January as you say, or perhaps 10 September (completion of Portland Vase restoration). Generally speaking, however, having articles run on specific dates is not something that is particularly important to me. --Usernameunique (talk) 22:51, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
I don't think non-major anniversaries of death worth it. I'd be inclined to let it stand where it is. Of course, part of it is that I enjoyed the article! To let you know, the other TFA coordinators and I are working on a standard notification to suggest keeping an eye on WP:ERRORS on the day before and the day of, because blurbs and even the article have been edited without the principal author being in the loop.--Wehwalt (talk) 01:53, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
Sounds good to me, Wehwalt, thanks for the input (and for your words about the article)! --Usernameunique (talk) 02:33, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

The recent edit on the blurb is problematic, so I guess my question is: do you trust me to fix it? If so, I'll get to work. - Dank (push to talk) 18:21, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Go for it Dank, no need to ask for my permission. What makes it problematic? --Usernameunique (talk) 18:55, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
Okay, there we go ... does that work? - Dank (push to talk) 23:33, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for "him", introduced: "Talented as he was, the British Museum's first restorer owes his renown to the actions of a drunkard. John Doubleday is best remembered as the man who restored the Portland Vase after it was smashed by a young man at the end of a week-long bender; along the way, he also testified in criminal trials, traveled internationally, and sold Shakespearean artifacts. Or at least so he said." --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:16, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

John Doubleday

Excellent article, Usernameunique, a pleasure to read. Thank you. --Tagishsimon (talk) 18:59, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

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2018 Year in Review

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For your work on Nigel Williams (conservator), Pioneer Helmet, Shorwell helmet, Gevninge helmet fragment, and Benty Grange helmet you are hereby awarded these WikiChevrons. Congrats! TomStar81 (Talk) 19:01, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
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For your work on Nigel Williams (conservator), Pioneer Helmet, Shorwell helmet, Gevninge helmet fragment, and Benty Grange helmet you are hereby awarded The Epic BarnStar. Congrats! TomStar81 (Talk) 19:01, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
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For your work on the article Nigel Williams (conservator), you are hereby awarded this Biography Barnstar. Congrats! TomStar81 (Talk) 19:01, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
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For contributions to archeological and middle ages Military History-related articles you are hereby presented with this WikiProject Barnstar. Congrats! TomStar81 (Talk) 19:01, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Björn Ambrosiani

Updated DYK query.svgOn 6 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Björn Ambrosiani, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Björn Ambrosiani spent six years excavating at the Viking Age settlement Birka? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Björn Ambrosiani. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Björn Ambrosiani), 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, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

The WikiCup

As a WikiCup judge, I have removed your submission of the DYK for the Björn Ambrosiani. It does not qualify for the 2019 WikiCup because the substantial work on the article was done during 2018 and not during this year's contest. The WikiCup rules explain this in greater detail. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:26, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Makes sense Cwmhiraeth, forgot about that. Thanks for the heads up. --Usernameunique (talk) 15:47, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

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2019

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Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht

Happy 2019 -

begin it with music and memories

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:47, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Please check out "Happy" once more, for a smile, and sharing (a Nobel Peace Prize), and resolutions. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:31, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

John Middleton (Norfolk artist) - GA review

Hi Usernameunique, I have addressed the comments from your second read. Happy to do some more amending if you think it should be done! Amitchell125 (talk) 17:34, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Works of Herbert Maryon

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Your GA nomination of Lokrume helmet fragment

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Four Award

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Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Emesa helmet. « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 15:28, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Ha! Myself and Gonzo fan2007 were both attempting to award you this at about the same time. I have reverted mine - you only get one Face-wink.svg. Five now! Hearty congratulations. I am impressed. Gog the Mild (talk) 15:35, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

(watching) You need to stay up until 00:01 before you can award this :p ——SerialNumber54129 15:39, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Much appreciated, Gog the Mild! Shame you reverted—for a minute there I thought I was Wikipedia's first recipient of the coveted Eight Award. --Usernameunique (talk) 15:43, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Haha beat you to the punch Gog the Mild! « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 15:58, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
@Gonzo fan2007: You did indeed. I must try harder. I shall let you and Usernameunique fight it out over the latest nomination. Too late, I see that you are already there. What a service! Gog the Mild (talk) 16:11, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Emesa helmet TFA

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DYK for A. L. Burt

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— Maile (talk) 12:03, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Sputnik 1

Usernameunique, since pings often go astray, I wanted to be sure that you'd seen the nominator's response to your DYK review. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:47, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Benty Grange helmet scheduled for TFA

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We also suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors on the day before and the day of this TFA. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 13:51, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

I'm afraid I had to move it, so it will be on Wikipedia:Today's featured article/April 26, 2019 when I get that date scheduled Jimfbleak - talk to me? 14:28, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Not a problem, Jimfbleak. Given that it's so close already, I wonder if it's worth bumping it another week to coincide with its date of discovery, May 3rd? But no worries if that doesn't make sense. --Usernameunique (talk) 15:26, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
If you don't feel strongly about it I'd rather leave where it is, since I'm not scheduling May Jimfbleak - talk to me? 15:56, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Works for me, thanks Jimfbleak. --Usernameunique (talk) 16:10, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Ian Eaves

I have completed a review at Template:Did you know nominations/Ian Eaves. Let's hope we can move this forward. Cheers. Flibirigit (talk) 23:11, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Heiko Steuer

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— Maile (talk) 12:01, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Lamellenhelm

Updated DYK query.svgOn 9 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lamellenhelm, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that of the three main types of helmets that proliferated in early medieval Europe, the lamellenhelm (example pictured) was the only one derived from eastern, rather than Roman, examples? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lamellenhelm. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lamellenhelm), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Coffin of Nedjemankh

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 — Amakuru (talk) 12:01, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Ian Eaves

Updated DYK query.svgOn 17 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ian Eaves, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ian Eaves has catalogued the arms and armour of Queen Elizabeth II, and written about those of King Henry VIII? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ian Eaves. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ian Eaves), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 01:52, 17 March 2019 (UTC)