User talk:Richard Nevell (WMUK)

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Hi!, & welcome Johnbod (talk) 14:27, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi John, and thanks for the welcome! It's nice to be working at Wikimedia UK, though I may need to change my name to avoid confusion. Richard 2.0? Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 15:14, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
Oh no, it'll be fine. This way, we can continue to say send it to / ask Richard when anything Office related comes up. :) And of course, welcome! KTC (talk) 15:46, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Training the trainers - Newcastle

Hi Richard. I have started a discussion about the location of the February train the trainer course that you've signed up to. You might be interested in commenting - see Talk:Training the Trainers/February 2013 event. Thanks, Bazonka (talk) 21:49, 10 January 2013 (UTC)


Hi Richard, I haven't heard anything about the expense claim that I made for mileage to the train-the-trainers event in Manchester. Is it still being processed, or has it got lost? Thanks, Bazonka (talk) 19:50, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi Dan - replying instead of Richard here. I'll check this up tomorrow. There are a lot of things currently awaiting payment, but I'm still dealing with expense claims coming in from people in January - last Financial Year - so I have to keep switching between the 2012/13 and 2013/14 accounts! Complicates things a bit and I have to keep two sets of figures in my head. I'll ensure that it goes through tomorrow, or that I contact you if I haven't got what I need. Richard Symonds (WMUK) (talk) 00:05, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
OK thanks. You probably won't have all the necessary info, so you'll need to get in touch. Bazonka (talk) 19:14, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Picture on blog post

Hi Richard, I've just noticed that whilst my doorway photograph links back to the commons page when it is used on the WMUK main page, on the blog post you cannot click on the picture and there is no link to the original picture on Commons, which is the bare minimum required for the CC BY-SA 3.0 license. I think it would set a good example for WMUK blog posts to follow the licensing terms of pictures used on the blog. Thanks. BabelStone (talk) 08:23, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi Babelstone, I've added a link back to Commons from the blog. We usually do that, but that was an oversight on my part (hopefully we do set a good example). Thanks for catching that, and apologies for missing out the link to begin with. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 09:34, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
No problem, thanks for putting the link in. BabelStone (talk) 22:26, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Training the Trainers Nov -> Feb

Thanks for the note about the postponement of the Training the Trainers event in Cardiff from Nov to Feb. Is there a sign up page for Feb yet as putting a note on the Nov page doesn't seem logical?Rodw (talk) 15:22, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Drink this

Wars of the Roses Barnstar.svg For outstanding services to tea making
YOU KNOW WHY Katherine Bavage (WMUK) (talk) 15:44, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Job descriptions

Hi Richard. Is there a reason why job descriptions are now being uploaded in (unsearchable) PDF files rather than using the wiki pages that already exist in Category:Job Descriptions? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 13:48, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Mike, I will defer explanation to Jon Davies. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 13:59, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
Jon's answer by email (posting with permission) was "The answer is that both versions should be available but the PDF is also useful in that it represents the 'locked' current version as agreed by the staff member with WMUK." I'm not sure why protected wiki pages can't be used to do this, though since changes to those are just as noticeable as uploading new PDF versions would be... Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 14:33, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
(ec) The answer is that both versions should be available but the PDF is also useful in that it represents the 'locked' current version as agreed by the staff member with WMUK. On behalf of Jon, who is having a problem with editing this page. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 14:34, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

WikiSuource runner-up

I have to say I am more than a bit surprised by the notice, as I didn't do that much before my CPU got fried in early December, which, with various other things, led to my being inactive for a while (see recent comments at the WikiSource scriptorium) but I thank you very much for the information. I don't know if, at this time, it would be too late to claim, but if you were to drop an e-mail to me or leave me another message at my WikiSource talk page, I could probably find, I hope, some older PD sources on the net available I could pick up or something similar. Thank you again. John Carter (talk) 18:37, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi John, it's certainly not too late to claim, I'll drop you an email. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 12:29, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Women as Classical Scholars editathon

Hi Richard - apologies for not being logged in - my computer keeps half-booting me out and not allowing me to log out.

Looking forwards to meeting you on 23 Sept at the WCS editathon, see that you are a regular editor of archaology pages and was wondering if there was anything we can do to bring in some of the community that edit the page?

Claire 75 12:20, 29 August 2014 (BST)

Hi Claire. There might be a couple of places it would be worth posting notices as we might get some people joining the editathon remotely. The classics page is watched by more than 100 editors, so a message on the talk page might have some impact, and there's a WikiProject devoted to Classical Greece and Rome. It's a place on Wikipedia where people interested in the topic can discuss improving articles, so that might be worth a try. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 13:29, 29 August 2014 (BST)

Project grants/The Great Britain/Ireland Destubathon

Hi there, it's up. Cheers.Dr. Blofeld (talk) 14:59, 3 February 2020 (GMT)

@Dr. Blofeld: Brilliant, thank you! Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 16:04, 3 February 2020 (GMT)

Does 'ping' work on this wiki?

Wasn't sure so I posted her about this Casliber (talk) 01:27, 16 September 2021 (BST)


Hi Richard, hope you're doing well - an age ago you renamed my account if I'm remembering correctly. I've since been renamed again on the SUL wikis to remove the apostrophe. Rather than bother you again, I was wondering if you could grant me the bureaucrat right so I can self-rename (and I tend to be pretty active on here, so would be more than happy to help out with any 'cratwork)? ~There'sNoTime (to explain!) 13:07, 20 October 2021 (BST)

Hi There'sNoTime I'm not entirely sure of the procedure for making people 'crats, and assume there's some sort of access control to take into account. Failing my knowledge of that, I'm more than happy to rename your. It's a long time since I've done it, but it seemed to go without a hitch, and dealing with requests like this doesn't take long! Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 17:13, 20 October 2021 (BST)
No worries! :-) and it looks like it worked perfectly, thank you ~TheresNoTime (to explain!) 21:08, 21 October 2021 (BST)

Tweak to WMUK Toolforge tool?

Hi Richard. I'm not particularly a participant in WMUK but as a Listed Building enthusiast I use the Toolforge tool a lot on Commons (as user Dave.Dunford - for some reason I can't log in here with my normal account details). One thing I've noticed is that, by default, the tool inserts the {{Listed building England}} template within the {{Information}} template on the Wikimedia Commons file page, like this (my emphasis):

|description={{en|1=Gate piers and front garden walls to Calveley Hall<br/>
{{On Wikidata|Q62124137}}}}{{Listed building England|1230244}}
|date=2022-03-31 14:33:46
|other versions=

I'm not sure whether it's a failing of the Listed building England template, or the slideshow wiki software, but the result is that if the photo is used in a Wikipedia article and you view the pictures in that article as a slideshow, the description text ("Gate piers and front garden walls to Calveley Hall" in this case) is suppressed, and instead the rather less informative text "This is a photo of listed building number 1230244." appears as a caption by default (see, for example, [1]). Now that I know about it, I manually remove the contents of the "List entry number" box on the Upload Wizard "Describe" tab, and insert the template (e.g. {{Listed building England|1230244}}) in the "Other information" box instead, which has the effect of placing the template outside the {{Information}} template:

|description={{en|1=Barn at Pear Tree Farm: Grade II listed building in Mill Brow, Marple, Greater Manchester.<br/>
{{On Wikidata|Q26535071}}}}
|date=2022-08-27 18:43:41
|other versions=
{{Listed building England|1242263}}

with the ultimate result that the slideshow includes the caption (see, for example, [2]).

I'm not sure whether this is the best place to put it, but it (to my mind) is an improvement over the default behaviour. Could this behaviour be amended in time for WMUK 2022? 13:40, 30 August 2022 (BST)

Just to tie up loose ends, I've replied to Dave on en.wp. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 15:42, 30 August 2022 (BST)