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Dag Lotje, hartelijk dank voor de verwittiging want ik was me nergens van bewust - ik kom niet elke dag op wikipedia. Ik heb inmiddels een antwoord geformuleerd ivm die foto's en zou persoonlijk zelfs liefst de foto's zien verdwijnen van wikipedia omdat ze er niet thuis horen. Misschien moet men ooit eens een familiewebsite maken of zo, maar wikipedia is echt meer iets voor dingen met encyclopedische waarde. Hopelijk wordt mijn mening me niet kwalijk genomen door hen die het anders willen... vriendelijke groeten, Nico Declercq — Preceding unsigned comment added by Prof-Declercq (talkcontribs) 13:54, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

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Ey Lotje - wie ben jij dat je over Kunmings metrosysteem schrijft. Woon je er? bluppfisk (talk) 15:34, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Dag bluppfisk, neen. Lotje (talk) 15:54, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks for your comments, the reason I undertook the reverts was due to the effect they had had on the page view when viewed from some desktop browsers, I had taken some care in putting the page together and was going to look again at your additions and how to accommodate them, if you can take that onboard when adding material please. I hope that explains my work. Thanks for your input Bulverton (talk) 07:17, 15 August 2017 (UTC)


why are you ruined my names of the links at conleth hill's page?

Negreydens (talk) 10:55, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

PAUL MARTIN (Flog It!) I'm just wondering if there is any etiquette on Wikipedia? A few weeks ago, I was looking up Paul Martin and was surprised to find that there was no photograph of him on his entry. It then took me considerable time and trouble to find a good image of him that could be used under a CC licence. There are loads of pictures of him on the internet, but nearly all 'commercial', so no possibility of a licence. I found this very good picture of him on Flickr but it was an 'all rights reserved' copyright. I then got into a dialogue with the chap who took the photograph (and that took some doing!) and he agreed to give it a CC licence. I put the picture up yesterday, intending today to edit it into the Paul Martin entry - to find that you had been there before me and had already uploaded it! Have you just been sitting waiting for a pic of Paul to appear? It could hardly have escaped your notice that the picture was being uploaded by a third party, ie, me. Why would I be doing that if I wasn't intending to put the picture on the Martin entry? It would have been polite to leave it to me. ArchaicW (talk) 19:04, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

@ArchaicW: (what's in a name) Face-smile.svg Sorry if you feel angry about me having added the image to the article. It was not my intention to hurt your feelings. Next time, I suggest you insert it in Paul Martin (Q7152232) where I replaced the image by yours.

Not angry, Lotje, pained ArchaicW (talk) 16:08, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Oops! wrong wikidatalink. Lotje (talk) 05:22, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

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Hi Lotje! Thanks for your thanks!

Yes, it was quite a surprise to me to discover that on the Paul Martin / Flog It! Pages there were no illustrations in particular of Paul Martin. While it may just be popular culture, it’s still been around for what 17 years and watched daily by a couple of million people. Nearly everybody in the UK must have watched an episode at some point in time!

I don't know how interested in the subject you are or not, but one mystery I could not get to the bottom of was the date of the last recording day and how many episodes they had in hand at that point?

The BBC official Flog It! Facebook page describes a recording at Dover on 8 Feb 2018, then nothing. But an entry for Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery describes a recording around 15 March 2018. But I can find nothing in between. IMDb just petters out. Also somewhere I read that at the end of recording they had some 60 new shows in hand! Have they all been shown? Most daily shows are repeats.

If you could find anything else that would be good and I think worth putting in the Article?

Cheers ArchaicW (talk) 11:27, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

@ArchaicW: Wish I could help you with more information. If I come across something, I'll give you a buzz.   Lotje (talk) 13:17, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

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Hi Lotje, hope you might remember me, ArchaicW, we were in touch a few weeks ago. Lotje, I've been working on an article about an English country house, Fonthill Splendens, the home of William Beckford. I thought I had put it up as a draft, but somehow, it's got directly onto Mainspace! Do you think you could move it to being a Draft, as it's not really complete. I've got illustrations to add etc before asking for it to be Reviewed. If you could move it now, I would be very grateful. Thank you so much ArchaicW (talk) 18:34, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi Lotje, sorry to bother you earlier - I worked out what to do and have been able to move the article back to Draft:Fonthill Splendens. I'll perhaps ask you to have a look at it in a few days when it's more complete. Thanks, sorry to bother you now ArchaicW (talk) 21:51, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

@ArchaicW: you might wish to take a look at the Draft talk:Fonthill Splendens. Lotje (talk) 05:57, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi, Lotje, thanks, sorry for all the bother yesterday. I got it sorted and moved the Article back to Draft. I do think that Wikipedia can be quite complicated - well, you work out after a while how to do something, then you don't need it for a few months and you've forgotten completely how you did it! Anyway, glad you had a look at the Draft, and many thanks for the links to the two images. As you would have seen, I still have a bit of tidying up to do. Regrding the images, I've actually been to Fonthill and have some very good photos of that marvellous gateway! I was going to put one up for the Article, and I'll let you know when it's there. The other one I didn't know about, but I think it actually relates more to Fonthill Abbey than Fonthill Splendens. If you are interested in the whole William Beckford thing, there is a remarkable book FOC online. Its one I referenced in the Article, 'Fonthill Recovered' and you can download the whole book here: https://www.uclpress.co.uk/collections/area-studies-1/products/88271 Amazing Many thanks Ross ArchaicW (talk) 14:13, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

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Hi Lotje, Thought you might like to see my photo of the wonderful gateway at Fonthill: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fonthill_-_north_gateway_to_estate.jpg I took the photo longer ago than I thought, but it's still pretty good! I've got a couple of plans to add to the Draft Article - they are Public Domain, being over 200 years old, but they still apparently need reviewed. Ross ArchaicW (talk) 19:47, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

@ArchaicW: maybe this could be of interest. I am considering creating a category on commons. Is that a good idea iyo? Lotje (talk) 04:18, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi Lotje, you're a step ahead of me now! These two images, the elevation and plan of Fonthill Splendends, are the ones I've put up to go in the Draft Article. I was waiting for them to be reviewed, which I see you have done, thank you very much. I'll now go ahead and put the three images in the Draft.

Re having a Category for Fonthill Splendens images, I've been wondering about this. There is actually a Category just for Fonthill, with hundreds of photos in it! But there's a problem - half of them relate to a house in the USA! Really they ought to be subdivided into 'Fonthill Wiltshire' and 'Fonthill USA', but a lot of work!

So, suggest your idea of a separate Fonthill Splendens category is a good one, we leave it at that and maybe some other images will be added. Many thanks Ross ArchaicW (talk) 11:03, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi Lotje You've been at work! Thanks very much for the various edits and tidying up that you have done - much appreciated. Illustrations in particlar seem to do strange things when I try to move them! I think I've now done as much as I can to the article. Would you think I could now move it to Review? (If I can remember how to do it!) Can you review it yourself, or does it need to be looked at by someone else? Many thanks for your help Ross ArchaicW (talk) 17:17, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

@ArchaicW: since Theroadislong is interested in architecture, you might ask him to take a closer look. :-) Lotje (talk) 09:36, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi Lotje, morning, thanks, that's a very good idea. I know 'Theroadislong', in fact he approved my previous two articles. Not sure if you know him personally so to speak, or saw that he had been involved in my previous articles? I hadn't thought to contact him, as it's ages since I was in touch with him. It seems to take me a long time to find subjects that I think are relevant, then even longer to write an article! I'll contact him and ask him to look at the draft. Yet again, many thanks for your help. Ross ArchaicW (talk) 11:09, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

You are most welcome. :-) Lotje (talk) 11:15, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

Dear Lotje Many thanks for contacting 'Theroadislong' re the Draft article. He's left a comment and sounds very positive. I've managed to put the correct AfC thing up on the article. However, when I was writing to 'Theroadislong', I just copied and pasted the 'Submit' box to let him know what I'd done - and it's put the whole thing on his Talk page! Very embarrassing. Thanks for the page with the list of specialist reviewers - that is very helpful and I've bookmarked it. Best wishes Ross ArchaicW (talk) 14:26, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

Glad I could be of help. Lotje (talk) 14:29, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi Lotje Just wanted to say thank you very much for your help on this article. Very pleased that 'Theroadislong' moved it up. I've just been having a look at it and I think I might make a couple of small changes - the floor plan image is perhaps a little too small now, and the James Lees-Milne quote I might expand - it looks a bit prominent all on its own! Anyway, thanks very much - I'll be in touch if I think of anything else to write about in the future! Ross ArchaicW (talk) 11:49, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

@ArchaicW: congrats with the article, keep going, don't be shy :-) Lotje (talk) 11:54, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

I'll think about it!! Ross ArchaicW (talk) 16:36, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

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Thanks for sticking that picture of the Talmud into tractate taanit article

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@Akiva100: glad I could be of any help. :-) Lotje (talk) 07:54, 15 July 2020 (UTC)

Thank you again. I think I tried to insert the picture but it wouldn't let me upload it. Any chance you can tell me what I wasn't doing correctly? Akiva100 (talk) 07:59, 15 July 2020 (UTC)
Don't know what exactly you meant to do, but maybe going through Wikipedia:Images, Wikipedia:Wikimedia Commons will give you the answer you are looking for. Lotje (talk) 08:03, 15 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks again. I added a picture of Megillat Taanit to wikimedia and inserted in into article. My first picture upload and insertion :) Akiva100 (talk) 08:46, 15 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks and keep going with the good work. :-) Lotje (talk) 08:48, 15 July 2020 (UTC)

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Precious anniversaryEdit

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@Gerda Arendt: how kind of you   Thank you very much. Lotje (talk) 08:33, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

Charlotte (1784 ship)Edit

Hi Lotje, when you changed my cites to Lloyd's Register in the article, you changed the result from going to the actual page to going to the front page of the book. With your form of cite the reader would then have to search through the book to find the vessel's listing. Note, because this is an old book with low-quality printing, the OCR-based search engine often fails. To find the vessel one has to scroll through to the names, with a new vessel one possibly has to look in two places. The cite form I had uses the page's URL and so takes you to the page, or within a page or two of it. That's why I include in my cites something like "Seq.No.C17" so one can scroll to the actual line. Please don't change any more; the changes make the situation for someone checking the cite worse, not better. Cheers, Acad Ronin (talk) 11:50, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Thank you Acad Ronin. Wondering if you would give your opinion on the bare urls in that article. I would prefer having ReFill go through it. Thank you for your time. Lotje (talk) 14:23, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
Hi Lotje, I looked at the New Zealand Company ships and all the references to Lloyd's Register are crap. All cite the volumes, but without any url to the volume, let alone the page. If you can run something that would link to the volumes, I could from time to time go in and replace those cites with cites to the correct page. Does that seem a reasonable approach? Cheers, Acad Ronin (talk) 15:28, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
I think I will have a word (ahum) with ReFill  . If in your opinion the result is not satisfactory, just undo my edit. Thnks. Lotje (talk) 15:31, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
1) I only looked at the Lloyd's cites and there replacing them with a cite to the book, with url, would be an improvement. It would do what is currently being done, but with a URL that would at least get the interested into the volume. From there I could, in time, replace with cites that go to the page. That would mean unleashing ReFill first. 2) I have just looked at your two most recent implementations and I see no reason to worry, though those were not cites/refs I had anything to do with. My verdict would be "Sound on anything I know nothing about."   Cheers, Acad Ronin (talk) 20:36, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

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Frisia Landscape & GeographyEdit

Greetings Lotje,

Thank you for 'thanking' me for joining Frisia wiki site, which was welcoming and nice!

Can you speak Frisian? Can you write in Frisian?

I am interested to attempt to learn some Frisian speaking and listening.

In America, Los Angeles, California, where I live, but I was born in Amsterdam, I am still connected Frisia in a distant way. My first language in America was not English, but Nederlands. As I began to learn English, first speaking English, then reading and writing in English, I continued to listen to Nederlands, as my parents spoke to me in Nederlands, as did my Grandparents, aunts and uncles.

I wish to mention that I have been to Texel one time, circa 2000, for a few hours, and felt drawn to visit as I like islands and seashores, but I was only there for a few hours.

Peace, 'Roy' Robert Jan van de Hoek (talk) 16:11, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

No, talk, unfortunately I do not speak Frisian (though I understand some words), but as yourselves, I am keen on learning.   As a matter of fact, I mentioned your name to Drewes. Lotje (talk) 16:17, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
There is also a wiktionary, if that is helpful to you. Lotje (talk) 16:20, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

Google Purchase links?Edit

Hi, Lotje. I came across the Edward Southey Joynes article today when correcting some Virginia politician articles. I notices it has google play links to various books, but only one is actually now available, less than a couple of months after your check for dead links. This man died in 1917, before the cutoff date for U.S. copyrights (long 1923), so I was surprised to find the 3 links as purchase only. I don't claim to be a copyright expert and of course the Library of Congress is closed to the public because of Covid. I remember seeing a few articles several months ago where Amazon links were removed for much newer books because they were only for purchase, and I think the rationale was that such violated some wikipedia policy? Do you know anything about that? Thanks.Jweaver28 (talk) 21:12, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Hi Jweaver28 wish I could be of more help to you. Though, you might put your question forward to Jeff G. on commons :-) Lotje (talk) 04:56, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
@Jweaver28: Try asking at WP:RSN.   — Jeff G. ツ 05:06, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
FYI, I just did.Jweaver28 (talk) 19:50, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
Great! Lotje (talk) 05:45, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Anjali PichaiEdit

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Hi Lotje Apologies for not being in touch for a long while, hope you are OK and busy. Lotje, I've been doing a bit of work on Invergarry Castle, a minor but very interetsing Scottish Castle. I've put some images up on Wikimedia Commons, but as usual I find all the copyright stuff very confusing! Could you look at these and see if they are OK and can be 'passed'? They are under Category: Invergarry Castle. One is a survey drawing by General Petit from 1714. It comes from the National Library of Scotland, who allow use on a CC-BY licence with acknowledgement. The other are two pages from an old book, MacGibbon & Ross from 1889. If you could have a look at these I'd be very grateful Best wishes ArchaicW (talk) 13:33, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

@ArchaicW:, I'm fine, just fine, thank you for asking. How are you doing? Going through the files on commons, I noticed there is a Lewis Petit des Etans on wikidata: (Lewis Petit (Q56430830) and Lewis Petit (Q18576637)). Now that,... is rather confusing to me. The Lewis Petit (Q18576637) should be deleted I guess. I did some linking to Lewis Petit des Etans to which I'll see if I can add some more images.   Wondering if this file would fit in the Commons:Category:The castellated and domestic architecture of Scotland, from the twelfth to the eighteenth century (1887) (The date on the file reads 1889) or if it should be added to Commons:Category:MacGibbon and Ross. I can hardly believe there would (still) be copyright on those images. Lotje (talk) 15:25, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Hi Lotje Thanks for looking at these images. I'm going to put the 'Petit' plan on the Invergarry page with some extra text, I hope tomorrow. Yes, odd that there are two 'Petit' pages, but I wouldn't know the difference! Yes, you are quite right, the MacGibbon & Ross two pages should be linked to the MacG&Ross 'Category' page - I've looked through it and Invergarry does not show up. Anyway, MacG&Ross book definitely long out of copyright. All five volumes are on the Internet Archive and Volume 3 is shown as 1889. I'm getting on OK, thanks, but this Covid business is very trying. Let's hope a vaccine really is on the way. Best wishes Ross ArchaicW (talk) 18:29, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

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Just thought I would write and wish you a Happy New Year! Nothing new to report, few weeks now since I added quite a lot to the Invergarry Castle page, and it seems to be OK. Got a minor project to add some photos to another page, but progress slow! ArchaicW (talk) 17:14, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello ArchaicW, a Happy New Year for you and your loved ones too :-) Good to see the Invergarry Castle page is stil okay. Meaning you did a good job. Cheers. Lotje (talk) 17:19, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

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