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Hi Johannes, welcome to Wikipedia! I saw your question at the teahouse and looked over your edits to Helen's Tower. You're doing great work, and I'm glad to have you aboard. You're very welcome to ask me questions on my talk page, or of course ask at the teahouse, where far more experienced editors than me are available. I hope you're enjoying things here. › Mortee talk 22:09, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

@Mortee:. I do not really know how to reply. I saw that on your talk page it says "Please reply on the same talk page as the original message", so I think this is here. Thank you so much for your intervention. What you say makes of course a lot of sense. Perhaps in most cases the reference is not the right place for the quotation. However I feel a need for recording somewhere excerpts from sources that are, once were, or might become important for the article, especially when the sources are difficult to access, e.g. when they are from a book I got through the interlibrary lending service from a library where I can hardly go in person, or when I search books in Google and might not be able to repeat the search because I exceeded the limit. Besides, how should a reviewer of an article be able to check the correctness of citations from sources that are difficult to access? On the talk page of City of London Swords and some other articles you added a section “Sources to explore”. That comes close to what I think might be needed. Perhaps Wikipedia has a place for things like that? - Besides, I like your user page a lot! Johannes Schade (talk) 20:17, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
That's odd. You're very welcome to reply on my talk page or anywhere else. I like the approach of making sources as accessible as possible, and adding excerpts can sometimes be helpful. I do tend to write lists of sources on talk pages, in case they're useful for other editors (or myself) who try to expand the article later. There's no formal way of doing that that I know of, I just do it ad hoc. Sorry my advice has been so vague so far - a lot of Wikipedia editing is quite informal, so it really is up to you to choose a style you feel comfortable with. Let me know if I can ever help. All the best, › Mortee talk 22:05, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
I have taken inspiration from your lead and made sections called Quotations and Sources on the Helen's Tower talk page. I will try this format for a while. I also looked with interest at your To-Do lists. I felt I needed something like this for pages I work on but rather not in public so that I can jot down short notes that need not make sense for the general public. The main reason is that I feel that I need to regroup small minor edits. My mean edit size is 315.3 bytes, whereas yours is 406.6. So I started a Microsoft Word file on my laptop. I might also use it to prepare texts for Wikipedia. I am used to Word and miss the spell checker a lot when editing directly on Wikipedia. How do you do these things? Thanks for chatting. Johannes Schade (talk) 10:22, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Siege of Derry[edit]

Hi. Thanks again for all the work you've done on the article. I'm not a particular expert on rating articles. If you ask on the Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Military history page, I'm sure someone better qualified will take a look at it. Regards, Lord Cornwallis (talk) 19:49, 11 January 2019 (UTC).

Saltire Stewart Arms[edit]

Alexander Stewart (1746–1831), Castlereagh and the 4th marquess all have saltires on their arms. Where do they come from?

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