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Hello & Recent Observation[edit]

Hello! Hope you’re doing well. I have long admired your editing and the profound work you have done to improve Wikipedia. I gave you a barnstar, for whatever they’re worth, in 2016, in part for your work on the “Rommel myth” article, which I still feel is a fantastic achievement.

Moving beyond introduction/flattery: I recently encountered a series of edits that might interest you. Specifically, a long-term editor (“MisterBee1966”) seems to be undoing your work. Check, for instance, the edit histories for Franz Barten or Willy Kientsch—both restored from redirects to full articles. Maybe something has changed in notability guidelines for MilHist, but I doubt it.

I do not have the knowledge to properly deal with the situation. That said, let me know if I can help at all. Mainly 22:06, 22 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It seems they delight in creating articles about irrelevant dead nazis for some reason. Here is another one of theirs: Paul-Werner_Hozzel, a pilot whose notability seems entirely to be having gained the Iron Cross at some point, hardly remarkable. (talk) 01:47, 26 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Hi, I've started an RfC on the talkpage of Ben Roberts-Smith that may be of interest to you. AlanStalk 09:27, 17 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

June thanks[edit]

June songs
my story today

Thank you for improving articles in June! -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:03, 20 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Precious anniversary[edit]

Seven years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:02, 29 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

On today's Main page, you can find a cantata that Bach first performed 300 years ago (thanks to you!), and an iconic saxophonist from East Germany. Also: a bit about the history of QAI on my talk. Thank you for being part of it! A new member designed a user box that I adopted. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:57, 18 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, I was interested to read a bit about your efforts, particularly in military history, to remove incorrect information or biased presentation. My (albeit limited) experience is that this is a wider problem in Wikipedia. I have recently tried to tackle the overstatement of the achievements of Austronesians in developing boats and ships (e.g. [1], but plenty of earlier attempts this year). In this subject, we find one editor who habitually over-cites with references, none of which support a questionable piece of article content. Changes are often vociferously contested – possibly because they are perceived as some sort of attack on the ethnicity of the editor. I cannot make my mind up whether or not the other editor knows that they are misrepresenting the sources.

I sometimes wonder whether some of the problems are with editors whose English comprehension is poor (not necessarily due to English not being their first language). Perhaps they truly believe a source says what they are putting into Wikipedia, when actually it does not.

Anyway, just a philosophical observation of one of the failings of Wikipedia, to which there is probably no solution, beyond editors, like yourself, who ask questions about the quality of the content. ThoughtIdRetired (talk) 22:09, 29 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discussion on Talk:Nazi Germany[edit]

You may be interested in and have useful contributions to make to this discussion on whether to refer to people or things as Nazi, Nazi German or just German.Nigel Ish (talk) 07:39, 20 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Keep up the excellent work! Wikipedia is better with you. Dave (talk) 16:10, 21 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sincere congratulations on the Wired Article.[edit]

I just read:

My honest and sincere thanks. The disinformation has already started, and is running strong. I hope that you weather the storm. Thanks. (talk) 23:13, 21 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A kitten for you![edit]

Just read about your struggle to keep nonsense out of WP. Good for you, here's a kitten.

Ehusman (talk) 17:00, 22 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Charles III requested move discussion[edit]

There is a new requested move discussion in progress for the Charles III article. Since you participated in the previous discussion, I thought you might like to know about this one. Cheers. Rreagan007 (talk) 06:47, 24 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good show[edit]

Well done. Carry on. Thanks. (I read the Wired article) Midgley (talk) 17:15, 26 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

September thanks[edit]

September songs
my story today

Thank you for improving articles in September! -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:15, 20 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]