DYK for Nain JauneEdit

 On 18 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Nain Jaune, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the classic French card game of Nain Jaune is named after the seven of diamonds, which is depicted as a yellow dwarf on the game board (pictured) ? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Nain Jaune. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Nain Jaune), 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) 12:01, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK for SpitzelnEdit

 On 23 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Spitzeln, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that although Spitzeln was also called German l'Hombre, it had little more in common with the most successful card game ever invented than the fact that it was played by three players ? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Spitzeln. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Spitzeln), 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) 13:35, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
Vielen Dank für Ihre vielen Übersetzungen im Laufe der Jahre! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:16, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Portal moves to WikiProjectsEdit

Hello B, do you plan to move the other regional portals that you maintain to the corresponding WikiProject, like you did with Portal:Palatine Forest, and if so, could you give me a sense of timing and let me know if I can help with the moves in any way? UnitedStatesian (talk) 15:19, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi UnitedStatesian, that's kind. To be honest I'm not sure what to do. I suppose my view is that we should call a halt to all portal creation and deletion activity and engage seriously to reach consensus on the purpose of portals, where they should be located, how they ought to be maintained and to what standards. But there seems to be no appetite for that while those who are driving for portal deletion continue to press home their advantage based on a one-sided view of their purpose. I suppose I'd rather move a portal to project space than see it deleted entirely, so that it can continue to be useful as a project tool. If that happens, I'd welcome your help. But in general I am rather reluctant to waste too much time on them while the rampage continues. It's the kind of behaviour that makes me want to quit Wikipedia. Bermicourt (talk) 17:00, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of ElfernEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Elfern you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   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 Lee Vilenski -- Lee Vilenski (talk) 11:01, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of ElfernEdit

The article Elfern you nominated as a good article has failed  ; see Talk:Elfern for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Lee Vilenski -- Lee Vilenski (talk) 11:22, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Assistance on German translation?Edit

I'm currently attempting to improve the article, Trip World and there are only scanned images for the german reviews of the game. Here are the links to the scanned images: [1], [2], [3]. It would be a great help if I can get these translations to expand the article.Blue Pumpkin Pie (talk) 05:18, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Where to sort section "References", or, what about later RefsEdit

Here on Persilschein you reverted me. Ok, got it. But now, the reference within the final section "Literature" looks ugly... which was the reason why I changed the sorting. That has to be solved without a "ref", right? Can you do that? Thanks so far!
--H.Marxen (talk) 10:55, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

@H.Marxen: I see what you mean. I've turned it into a direct link to the archive, but am not 100% sure if that's the way we're meant to do it. It might be better to link it from a suitable place within the text and just have the book, unlinked, in the Literature section. Bermicourt (talk) 11:03, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for taking care of it. --H.Marxen (talk) 11:11, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Deutscher Eintrag zu EnglischMatthiasvon (talk) 12:27, 18 October 2019 (UTC)[1]Edit

Hallo, es wäre schön, wenn du vielleicht behilflich sein kannst den Eintrag über den Venice TV Award im englischsprachigen Wikipedia Portal sprachgerecht einzustellen? Vielen vielen Dank. Liebe Grüße Matthiasvon


Hallo Matthiasvon, hab' einen kurzen Artikel gemacht. Bermicourt (talk) 20:10, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

new name for Template:GeoQuelle?Edit

Hi, I would like to discuss a new name for {{GeoQuelle}}. See Template talk:GeoQuelle. Markussep Talk 14:06, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Playing card rulesEdit

Thanks for the note. All I was doing here today was scrubbing out playingcarddecks.com, which User:TWJohn had been adding to articles in the form of references. I hope that's uncontroversial. All of these sources were quick how-to-play blog entries written that same day, apparently by John himself (they are all credited to "John Taylor" who is "a content writer and freelancer through the company Upwork.com") with no context for where those rules came from. I assume they're cribbed from Pagat or Wikipedia itself, which he links to in the blog entries.

I noticed and removed one cardgamesplanet.com link in passing: it was a reference stuck needlessly after the name of the card game in the opening line, and is just a blog covered in poker ads. --Lord Belbury (talk) 16:58, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

From the profile links these look to be the same person, but even if it is some cosmic coincidence, would you agree that rules posted on this retailer's blog don't have the weight of rules published by Piatnik? On closer inspection the site does put out some original content ([4] is an original interview written by a boardgamegeek.com user who says on BGG that they "first published" the interview with playingcarddecks.com), but these card game rules seem questionable, with no suggestion that they aren't just repeating Pagat, Wikipedia or the writer's own recollections. --Lord Belbury (talk) 18:51, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Paris Saint-Germain railway, 1838Edit

Which of the many Saint-Germains would this be? Any ideas? If you don't know, do you know who would? Thanks, SpinningSpark 18:55, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

I guess Saint-Germain-en-Laye, see fr:Ligne de Paris-Saint-Lazare à Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Markussep Talk 19:18, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Workshop for the creation of new Portal GuidelinesEdit

Hello Bermicourt. There is currently a workshop going on about the creation of a new Portal Guideline: User talk:Scottywong/Portal guideline workspace. Your insights and ideas would be appreciated. --Hecato (talk) 16:27, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Regions of GermanyEdit

Hello and thanks for all the good work with German regional portals. I see that there are a few more near the bottom of the portals by pageviews list. Is there anything that should be done to maintain or move these pages? Certes (talk) 18:08, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

Good work maybe, but now largely wasted. As you know, I think pageviews are a poor way to assess portals since a) they're not articles yet that's how we're treating them and b) they are not searchable and badly linked from mainspace, both of which could be fixed. But as it's clear there's no appetite to retain them in portal space, I'm in the process of moving them to project space where they can still be used to view and expand topics without irritating anti-portal editors. This will take time since the remaining one's have numerous subpages designed to enhance their appeal to readers, something which is now redundant. So I can't promise to do this quickly. But I wouldn't worry, they'll get deleted anyway. And those that are not "near the bottom" will fall into that category as deletionists make their way up the list. Bermicourt (talk) 19:28, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

Please reviewEdit

Hi, and thanks for all your work on WP. Could you please check this edit I made on the page you started? It seems to have been missing a noun which I couldn't guess. Thank you. --LilHelpa (talk) 18:21, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

No problems; I've checked the original and clarified the meaning. Bermicourt (talk) 19:04, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

NertzEdit

Apologies for overlapping edits, and thanks for getting the sources down! I know alternate names for card games can be a real unsourced mess on here - I was trying to be careful in my edits and don't think I lost anything through a revert, I was just trying to avoid having two separate lists of names on the go. The infobox should be using "alt_name" instead of "subtitle", I think? --Lord Belbury (talk) 19:48, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

And hats off for the "Nerts" move, I was just wondering about that myself... --Lord Belbury (talk) 19:48, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

@Lord Belbury:, no worries. I was just trying to tidy it up and source it properly and I guess you were doing something similar, by coincidence, at the same time. At some point I plan to compare the "official rules" (usually with card games there's no such thing) of the NNA - an organisation which doesn't seem have any official status and seems to be just self-proclaimed - with those on John McLeod's www.pagat.com website which is widely acknowledged in the literature as a reliable source. Some of the stuff about the electronic games may also be non-notable or bordering on advertising. Bermicourt (talk) 19:55, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
PS in fact I suspect the National Nertz Association is a front for a commercial organisation as its official site is a blogspot advertising the electronic games and its NNA link goes to Facebook where we see around 650 followers (very small for a national association). Bermicourt (talk) 20:03, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

DYK for KaschlanEdit

 On 3 January 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Kaschlan, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the card game of Kaschlan, named after its top trump, became so popular that it was used in the Prussian idiom "my stomach's playing Kaschlan with my bowels"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Kaschlan. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Kaschlan), 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, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Eight years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:58, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

Hills of WiltshireEdit

Hello! Thanks very much for compiling this useful article. I am wondering whether the table included in the article is exhaustive of the criteria that you give? As in, are all of the hills in Wiltshire that fall into the categories included in the table? The reason I ask is that I am looking to make an endurance hiking/running challenge that covers all significant hills in Wiltshire and I thought your list could be a good starting point - or even the finished item if it covers everything! Thanks, George — Preceding unsigned comment added by Manofwessex (talkcontribs) 16:21, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

@Manofwessex: The list is based on the Database of British and Irish Hills at www.hillbagging.co.uk and currently reflects their highest hills down to Castle Ditches, with the exception of Scratchbury (197 m) which should immediately precede it. The last two in the list are included because, although there are higher hills, they are considered more notable. Hope that helps. :) Bermicourt (talk) 12:56, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

WörschachklammEdit

Hello Bermicourt, concerning this edit:

First of all, my apologies: I didn't realize my edit was already the second reversion, because the previous edit summary was "m" – instead I thought my reversion was the first one in WP:BRD... I also didn't checked the de-4 babel on your userpage.

Recently I revised a larger number of articles loosely based on a version in the German Wikipedia. Often there were names like ...tal, ...berg, ...bach, ...schlucht where it's obvious to German readers what kind of object that is. To give this information in the English Wikipedia, too, I added valley, mountain, river, gorge etc., although this is somewhat tautologous for someone who speaks German.

Do you really think that the "of" is appropriate here? I thought this phrase is not the case of "Queen of England", "Mull of Kintyre etc., but the case of "River Rhine", "Mount Kilimanjaro" and so on, therefore without the "of".

--Cyfal (talk) 17:10, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

@Cyfal: it's a good question. As a native English speaker, I feel I instinctively 'know' when to use "of" and when not to. I've tried to capture usage for these geographical terms under conventions as part of the Germany WikiProject. These are based on common usage. In some cases there are two options e.g. "Eckernförde Bay for Eckenförder Bucht and Bay of Mecklenburg for Mecklenburgische Bucht (use whichever is the widely accepted English form; if there is no English usage, prefer XX Bay.)" For many, less well known geographical features there is little or no mention in English sources, so we follow the pattern of the more well known examples. In the case in point the following would seem reasonable to me:
  • The lake is drained by the Wörschachbach which flows through the Wörschach Gorge...
  • The lake is drained by the Wörschachbach stream which flows through the Wörschachklamm gorge...
  • The lake is drained by the Wörschachbach which flows through the gorge of [the] Wörschachklamm...
Points to note: Streams ending in -bach are not usually split i.e. Wörschach stream is an unlikely translation. Rivers and streams are usually just called "the X". Rivers are almost always called "River X" or "the X river" in British English, but "X River" in American English. If we don't translate the generic part of the German name, we can add its English equivalent even though (we translators know) it's a tautology. I expanded the convention, partly to help me with consistency in the articles I created and also to try and establish consistency among editors translating from German. I did a lot of research of English-language sources in doing this. HTH. Bermicourt (talk) 21:30, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your enlightening explanations. Although I've read WP:GERCON, it seems I haven't understand it fully before. Now it seems to me the best option is: "The lake is drained by the Wörschachbach which flows through the Wörschach Gorge...", because within the context its clear that the Wörschachbach is a river, and the Wörschachklamm can be subsumed under group B of WP:GERCON. I will change it accordingly in the near future. Thank you again --Cyfal (talk) 23:14, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

A goat for you!Edit

This goat approves of your gaming articles! Thanks for your hard work!

Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 09:40, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

re: Help with 19th century PolishEdit

I can try :) But since they are 19th century, you don't have to email them, you can just post them on wiki in a sandbox or such, they are public domain. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 08:51, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

PS. See [5], there's a picture of some grid related to the game. Also [6] bout the German origin of the name. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 08:58, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

DYK for BräusEdit

 On 23 April 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bräus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Bräus, from the Swedish island of Gotland, differs from all other card games in that not all cards are playable? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bräus. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Bräus), 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) 12:02, 23 April 2020 (UTC)

DYK for DreegEdit

 On 5 May 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Dreeg, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Dreeg is a card game played with German-suited cards that is described as "a special Franconian form of Sixty-Six"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Dreeg. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Dreeg), 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, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

WieseEdit

Please undo the move from Wiese to Wiese (Norwegian DJ). As a reason for doing this move, you state that there are "many people with the last name Wiese". That is correct. However, is is only one who is know for just Wiese and has that as his stage name. This artist has many millions plays on Spotify and several articles and reviews on Google that justify this. I don't blame you for doing your job but in this case the decision was not right, so please undo as this is the right thing to do here:) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tangatarzan (talkcontribs) 21:37, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

Well that's interesting and you are very welcome to propose a move request on the talk page and seek consensus that a Norwegian DJ is the primary topic on English Wikipedia; which is what you should have done in the first place. Cheers. Bermicourt (talk) 07:14, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

LordshipEdit

Did you know there is already a disambiguation page at Lordship (disambiguation)? --R'n'B (call me Russ) 01:59, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

Aha. Then it would make sense to combine them. Bermicourt (talk) 07:24, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Brus (card game)Edit

 On 21 May 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Brus (card game), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in the Danish card game of Brus, if a seven is led, the player risks it being beaten by the beggar king? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Brus (card game). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Brus (card game)), 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) 07:42, 19 May 2020 (UTC) 12:14, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Locomotive running gearEdit

 Template:Locomotive running gear has been nominated for merging with Template:Locomotive styles. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. PPEMES (talk) 11:52, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Translation requestEdit

Hi. I'm trying to improve the Nicrophorus vespilloides article (currently working on a userspace draft). N. vespilloides is a burying beetle: a curious type of insect that buries dead mice and birds below the ground before converting the carcass into an edible nest in which it raises its young. It's also becoming an important model organism in evolutionary biology. I've found the original formal species description and would love to discuss this in the article, but it's a paragraph of German published in 1783 (https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/44317#page/234/mode/1up). I saw you listed here and wondered if you might be willing to translate this? Whilst less vital, it would also be fantastic if you'd be able to translate the first page of the document (https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/44317#page/197/mode/1up) which introduces the manuscript. Acather96 (click here to contact me) 18:10, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

The section entitled "Nicrophorus" reads: "It is certainly very similar to N. Vespillo, but not the same however. The difference is as follows: it is barely half as big. the club of the feelers is not brown, but black. Head and thorax (“breast shield”) are not covered in yellow hairs; the latter is not smooth, but has four smooth bumps at the front and 3 at the rear; when its elytra are lowered, there is a small yellow spot at the base, on Vespillo this runs into the yellow band; the lowest yellow band does not reach the side, but is only an oval spot. The abdomen is not covered with yellow hair, but is smooth and black. These distinctive signs are always the same." HTH. Bermicourt (talk) 06:55, 11 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for DrużbartEdit

 On 10 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Drużbart, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Drużbart, named after its second-highest card (shown), was the favourite card game of Polish novelist Count Henryk Rzewuski? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Drużbart. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Drużbart), 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) 12:01, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for another good one. I remember your mountain articles, - could you perhaps expand Altkönig a bit? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:37, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

Template:HistLexBayEdit

Would you please investigate the error caused by this edit at Franconia. I don't know what should have been done but that edit gave Script error: No such module "Str" at reference 113. The error is due to use of #invoke:Str in {{HistLexBay}} rather than #invoke:string (twice). However, something else needs to happen to fix the article and I'm hoping you know what. No talkback thanks. 07:15, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Sorted. Bermicourt (talk) 07:25, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

MatzlfangenEdit

Hi! I am interested in card games and have been in mail contact with Austrian player Christian Daglinger about this fascinating game. I have been careful not to bombard him with questions, but I think I have managed to sort out all question marks now. Regards Feynman~svwiki (talk) 19:13, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

I was a member of the ICPS until recently. I am now involved in a patient's organisation and I am following the scientific literature in that area. I am afraid that means that I currently don't have time to write any texts or artciles for Wikipedia, although it of course would be nice to have a German text on Matzlfangen and to involve Christian Daglinger. It sure would be nice to know what German card games you recently wrote about, and if possible also to read the articles. Feynman~svwiki (talk) 05:48, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for info. I have also been working with John McLeod. I helped him with his article on the Swedish card game vira 20 years ago. Feynman~svwiki (talk) 06:46, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

I'll take a closer look at the articles about various forms of "knack" later, but I alread have one comment. You use a translation as the title for Norrlandsknack, "Norseman's Knock", but you keep the original Swedish names for the other versions ("svängknack" etc.). I would recommend a consistent terminology, and I think it is best to keep the original Swedish names in this case. "Norseman's Knock" doesn't sound good. As you correctly point out in the text, Norrland is actually a geographical region. So, strictly speaking, Norseman is not a correct translation.

By the way, it interesting to note that "Norrland" has been used in other card games to denote variants that contain strong elements of gambling. There was for example a version of vira called "Norrlandsvira", which contained some contracts with larger payments and larger element of chance than previous versions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Feynman~svwiki (talkcontribs) 21:23, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

OK, I understand. If an English terminology already has been established, it makes sense to follow it. It is always nice with references to the Vikings, but I must point out that we have become much more mild-mannered during the last thousand years. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Feynman~svwiki (talkcontribs) 11:53, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

I will try to contact Christian Daglinger again. I don't know if he is familiar with Wikipedia and has an account. Perhaps it is better if we communicate by email. Do you have an address where I can reach you? My address is sten.helmfrid@bredband.net. Feynman~svwiki (talk) 18:03, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

Concerning the rules for trick taking. My understanding from my conversation with Daglinger is that you must follow suit if possible. If you cannot follow suit, you must play trump. Subject to these rules, you must head the trick if possible. That means that if you cannot follow suit and you cannot head the trick, you must still undertrump if possible. I never asked if you must head the trick even if your partner is in the lead. I just presumed that you always have to head the trick, no matter who is in the lead.

By the way, how did you find out about Neid-spiel? Feynman~svwiki (talk) 18:10, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Taroc l'HombreEdit

 On 11 July 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Taroc l'Hombre, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Taroc l'Hombre imported bidding from the world's most successful card game, Ombre, a feature that was crucial to the future of Tarot games outside Italy? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Taroc l'Hombre. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Taroc l'Hombre), 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) 12:03, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

DYK for HusarlnEdit

 On 14 July 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Husarln, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the card game of Husarln ("Hussar") is dominated by the distribution of tarot cards, giving it "that brisk and energetic feel" which is reflected in its name? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Husarln. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Husarln), 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:01, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

Robert SedlaczekEdit

Would you consider translating the German article about Robert Sedlaczek? The DYK led me to Illustrated Tarock which mentions "Mayr and Sedlaczek" without explanation of who they are. Mayr also has an article, but it looks mostly like a stub. Thanks! Psu256 (talk) 14:47, 14 July 2020 (UTC)
Done. See Robert Sedlaczek and Wolfgang Mayr - Tarock card game experts. Bermicourt (talk) 10:08, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

Category:Hardys has been nominated for deletionEdit

 

Category:Hardys has been nominated for deletion. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. DexDor (talk) 14:23, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Request of translation of a German pageEdit

Hi Bermicourt, there is a german page which could be translated into English for the english Wikipedia. The page is ModuleWorks, it seems to be a company in Germany but it is operating internationally. What do you think? Or how can I request this? Thanks a ton in advance, ElviraElvira Just (talk) 09:57, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Hi Elvira. You've already created this yourself, but your submission was declined on grounds of notability, so I'm reluctant to put my head in the same noose. Sorry. Bermicourt (talk) 12:39, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

DYK for BruusEdit

 On 13 August 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bruus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Bruus, once the national card game of Hamburg, rewards players for "daring and tormenting" certain top trumps, and that such tactics lend the game "a certain charm"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bruus. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Bruus), 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.

Wug·a·po·des 00:33, 10 August 2020 (UTC) 00:02, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

KukurtluEdit

Hi. Have you a source to support this edit to Mont Blanc you made back in 2016, by any chance? It seems odd to have a redlinked summit so prominently listed over all this time, without supporting evidence. I've managed to add an illm link to ru-wiki, but feel a source is needed for this obscure point. Thanks, Nick Moyes (talk) 00:52, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

Sure, I've just added it. I'm happy to create the article for the red link by translating the German Wiki one. Bermicourt (talk) 07:14, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

Translation requestEdit

Hello, since you were on the list of translators from German to English, I was wondering if you would be interested in translating de:Gerhard Schramm (Biochemiker). Regards, 70.172.136.61 (talk) 03:09, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

Not really my subject area, I'm afraid. Bermicourt (talk) 16:55, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

HellebergEdit

Thank you for writing Helleberg (ridge). I fixed incoming links to Helleberg yesterday and all seven were for the Leine ridge, but I lacked the courage to change it to a dab as I know some editors are keen to keep a surname page at the base name. I think you've done the right thing: it has no information about the surname and it clearly collects links intended for another topic. Certes (talk) 10:50, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

Czechia and Names of ThingsEdit

Hello. I have no dog in this fight, not even a very small one. I just read up on it a bit because I saw someone change CR to Czechia without comment ... which is, I think, what you do if you are very sure you are right, or are maybe hoping just to get away with it ... or something. So I had a look at the CR wikiproject, where I think there is nothing current, and then back through the archives, where I found you arguing for a guideline. This seemed to be to be very reasonable, but did you ever get anywhere with it?

I can't emphasize too strongly that I am not trying to reopen a debate, start a crusade or anything. I need a dispute like this like a hole in the head. I have enough difficulty trying to keep Middlesbrough spelt right! (or, like, people changing England to UK and UK to England and Scotland to whatever.) I am just interested, I suppose, in the wiki-processes and wiki-thinking that went on, and would love to know if it did ever get closer to resolved. I'm certainly, absolutely, I promise you, not planning on reverting the edit that I saw! Cheers DBaK (talk) 09:22, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

@DisillusionedBitterAndKnackered: I have raised this several times on the project talk pages because every time I was given the reasonable response that Czechia is just an acceptable short (and indeed officially approved) form of CR, I found my edits in practice being changed to CR. The final time I raised the topic, it flushed out some different views clearly opposed to the short version. So there is no consensus. That should mean both are acceptable, but on Wikipedia if there is a small band of editors determined to spell something one way, regardless of the sources, it's almost impossible for reason to prevail. In your case, there are two options. If this is the first edit, then you can revert it under WP:BRD and invite discussion on the talk page. The second option is to leave it - it won't be long before other editors swoop in to revert it whether BRD applies or not. Bermicourt (talk) 12:27, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Saxon Switzerland Climbing RegionEdit

Hi Bermicourt, I would like to expand/improve the article on the Saxon Switzerland Climbing Region in the course of the next weeks. My impression is, that the translation from the German page might not be entirely suitable within the English Wikipedia and within the scope of articles relevant to rock climbing. I would like to add a section on the history, climbing style, and maybe a list of notable climbers. Would you like to collaborate? I'm not an English native speaker but I am a rock climber from that region. Since I'm relatively new to Wikipedia, I would appreciate some guidance as to where I could first create a draft version of proposed changes. Or maybe we can discuss the changes first on the Talk page of the article? Would appreciate any help. Bohnenkraut11 (talk) 10:21, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

@Bohnenkraut11: That's great. I generally translate articles on German topics from German to English Wiki which is how this one got started. I'm happy to collaborate on improving this one. If you want to create a draft either of the entire article or of a section the best thing to do is create a page called something like User:Bohnenkraut11/Saxon Switzerland climbing region draft. Then it's in your own workspace and no-one is going to fuss while you work on it. I often do this for articles and, when I'm happy, I move the page to mainspace or copy the content into an existing article. Obviously whatever we do must conform to Wiki guidance e.g. no marketing, be properly sourced etc. Hope that helps, Gruß. Bermicourt (talk) 12:07, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Great! Thank you for the advice! I will do that and let you know when I'm ready for some feedback and language editing. Bohnenkraut11 (talk) 12:35, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Hi Bermicourt! I've partly finished my edit on User:Bohnenkraut11/Saxon Switzerland climbing region draft. I would welcome your input. Ignore the section on the history for now. This will take a bit longer but I thought I could first finish the other sections and start adding them to the main page. I've also created a draft on the German climber Bernd Arnold: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Bernd_Arnold. If you have time and this is of interest to you, I would be very happy about a review. Thank you so much and viele Grüße!

Missing cite in The Compleat GamesterEdit

The article cites "Cotton 1674" but no such source is listed in bibliography. Can you please add? Also, suggest installing a script (explained at Category:Harv and Sfn no-target errors) to highlight such errors in the future. Thanks, Renata (talk) 06:36, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

@Renata3: it's the first entry in his list of works and there's even a link to an online copy. Do I really need to repeat it in the Bibliography? Bermicourt (talk) 07:11, 23 September 2020 (UTC)