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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)

Rollback granted

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Hi Usernameunique. After reviewing your request for "rollbacker", I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

  • Getting rollback is no more momentous than installing Twinkle.
  • Rollback should be used to revert clear cases of vandalism only, and not good faith edits.
  • Rollback should never be used to edit war.
  • If abused, rollback rights can be revoked.
  • Use common sense.

If you no longer want rollback, contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some more information on how to use rollback, see Wikipedia:Administrators' guide/Rollback (even though you're not an admin). I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, but feel free to leave me a message on my talk page if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Thank you for helping to reduce vandalism. Happy editing! TonyBallioni (talk) 01:47, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

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 ...
Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg
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

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Benty Grange hanging bowl 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) 00:00, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

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)