User talk:Chiswick Chap

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File:The Defence of Duffer's Drift prologue. The book is attributed to a Lieutenant N. Backsight Forethought, otherwise known as Major General Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton..jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:The Defence of Duffer's Drift prologue. The book is attributed to a Lieutenant N. Backsight Forethought, otherwise known as Major General Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton..jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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Rcbutcher (talk) 03:02, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Right, we must delete it at once. The book's cover File:The Defence of Duffer's Drift cover.jpg must be moved to Wikipedia where I will write a fair-use rationale for it, I have already reduced it to a thumbnail for this purpose. Chiswick Chap (talk) 08:18, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
Actually, it's PD-US as it was published outside the USA before 1917, so it can go to Wikipedia at full size without further rationale. Chiswick Chap (talk) 10:07, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Autopatrol given[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones. Thank you. INeverCry 15:55, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! Chiswick Chap (talk) 16:19, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 R2 Announcement[edit]

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

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Picture of the Year 2013 Results Announcement[edit]

Picture of the Year 2013 Results[edit]

The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear Chiswick Chap,

The 2013 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results: We shattered participation records this year — more people voted in Picture of the Year 2013 than ever before. In both rounds, 4070 different people voted for their favorite images. Additionally, there were more image candidates (featured pictures) in the contest than ever before (962 images total).

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  3. In third place, 131 people voted for an image of a swallow flying and drinking.

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File:Basic constituent structure analysis English sentence.svg[edit]

1) "Predicate" is not really a linguistic constituent label like the others in the diagram. It's more a sentence role than a level of structure. 2) In any case, "Verb Phrase" and "Predicate" are competing and incompatible -- if you used one, you should have left off the other. 3) Your changed version of the file messed up some diagonal lines elsewhere in the image. 4) I would appreciate it if you would upload any future revised version as a separate file under a new name... AnonMoos (talk) 10:18, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply. You have a point about VP vs Predicate, I have no idea why VP was marked as part of the top-level item, I'd say that was clearly wrong (what does "Sentence / Verb phrase" mean, actually? Clearly that muddles together the top two nodes) and I'll remove it - better, move it as a more helpful label, "Predicate / Verb Phrase". As for saying it's nor really a label, I'll just note that it is commonly used, and clearly belongs with the node I placed it at - what else would one label that node, I wonder? I don't really agree with the "messed up" bit - I had to replace the old ones as they were not possible to ungroup, and I don't at all see why there should be two separate versions, given the now two deficiencies in the old one, but I'll certainly upload one with another name to avoid a pointless edit-war complete with 'appreciative' remarks. Chiswick Chap (talk) 13:26, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
It could be considered a flaw -- or at least a loose informality -- that the "Verb Phrase" label in my version of the diagram is moved up, and not where it technically should be at the unlabelled branching. However, your "solution" unfortunately created more problems than it solved. It might have been nice if you had raised the matter on my user talk page before overwriting the file... AnonMoos (talk) 15:08, 14 September 2014 (UTC)