Just thought it was about time that somebody said welcome, and thanks for your input to Shetlopedia.
All information is gratefully received. Not that we will always all agree, but that is democracy ;-) or should that be Wikicracy?? ;-)
If it's not being nosey, or impertinent, would you mind telling us if you live in Shetland?
Or more importantly, to stop me and Oddrun saying "she or he", can you at least admit if you are male or female.. ;-)
Welcome to Shetlopedia
Robbie 15:42, 10 January 2008 (MST)
- Welcome from Hamburg, too ... ;-)
- ... and ... yes ... feel free to correct my English ;-). In case I don't like the result for one reason or the other, I will recorrect or axe ... ;-) "Fighting" here keeps my last braincell working ... ;-) Islandhopper 19:46, 10 January 2008 (MST)
- Thanks for making those Listed Building and category pages. I've added a 'redirect to section' command, which will work better in case we suddenly get a lot more on the Historic Scotland page, which we should really :-)
I'll have to have a look through other pages which mention listed building status, and create similar links. Sadly too many people, including myself, have no idea what these categories refer to, until we come up against the planning department ;-)
And thanks for answering my nosey questions ;-)
Robbie 08:55, 15 January 2008 (MST)
Melvyn Leask Shields
I've stumbled across the name Melvyn Leask a few times now.
Who, Where, What???
Obviously a great artist, but is he professional or amateur ?
And why don't we have a page for him yet? Please make one if you know anything. ;-)
Robbie 15:43, 31 January 2008 (MST)
Melvyn was the Junior Jarl in 1977 and also spent several years on the senior committee before resigning. He used to paint the galley head. Played a lot of music too back in the eighties. Can't remember what he's doing currently but will find out.
EM 16:06, 31 January 2008 (MST)
As for the shields themselves, this year they are all linked to the Kol Kalison sagas. Half are hand painted by Melvyn and depict various events including the Menai Straits battle and the cathedral construction. The others are based on previous Jarl's squad shields of Jarls related to Kalison. Charlie Grant prepared an interesting document describing the significance of each shield.
EM 16:14, 31 January 2008 (MST)
Thanks for "The two main Shetland Model references", - I ordered them both. Congratulation to your location picture! Since we are living on a museum sailing barge I marked this place on my "have to see after retirement"-list! --G eorge 09:07, 12 March 2008 (MDT)
Pictures from Norway 1985
Hei EM !
I've just found out that TMY Manson travelled on the Loki to Norway in 1985, among other things, they were visiting the place where Betty Mouat drifted ashore on Lepsøy. I wonder if you have any pictures taken on that occasion ?? It whould have been great to have some to add to the "Betty" page !
Cheers, --Oddrun 11:54, 16 April 2008 (MDT)
- At the moment I don't know. My expectation is that there probably are some slides from that trip, but it will not be simple to find out. Fedder's slide collection is quite well organised up to the end of the 70's, but the later ones are not generally easy to locate. He also took far less photos as time went by and by the 90's was using print film rather than slides. It is my intention to get some scanned over the coming months and will keep an alert eye out for anything that looks like 80's Norsky cruises.
- EM 13:44, 16 April 2008 (MDT)
TUSEN TAKK, I'm looking forward to see what comes ;-),
CHEERS, --Oddrun 13:48, 16 April 2008 (MDT)
Classic pictures EM.
Robbie 14:21, 13 March 2010 (MST)
- Nice pictures !!
Dear EM, can you write something about the construction of the Galley ???
And maybe you have a few pictures of that too.....
Even I have to admit that this galley really looks like a real boat ;-)))))
It has been done a fantastic job on her !!!!
Cheers, --Oddrun 09:35, 19 March 2010 (MDT)
- Yes, I will provide some relevant construction info. I have yet to collect photos of the early stages. I was leavbing the photography to others who had better cameras. Some quite interesting ones were taken.
- Nice to see that my dragon head pic was used on the Shetland Times cover today :-)
- EM 10:01, 19 March 2010 (MDT)
Cheers, --Oddrun 10:03, 19 March 2010 (MDT)
Lerwick Junior Up Helly Aa
- Excellent EM - if i can contribute to the Lerwick Junior UHA page I will :-)
Here's a Junior Galley Head pic i 'cleaned up' taken at the LUHA shed a week or so ago. Feel free to use or not.
--Kozetland1 17:14, 7 July 2010 (MDT)
- Ooops edit conflict...;-), (nice pic Kozetland1)
WOW EM, you have uploaded quite a piece of history here ! (You are sitting on some amazing pics!!) The boys must have learned quite a bit of art and craft ....
As I said on another talk, I think we have to make them as a category of it's own...the boys deserves that ;-)...(Well those in your pics are not peerie boys anylonger ;-))
I can make the pages, than you can come with the info you have...., and I already see that Heimdal has some extra info to one of the pics...he knows a lot about a lot of things !
I still have not figured out how I got involved in the UHA pages, never been near a Galley or a Jarl, but now I'm just leaning back and sort some little bits of all the good info and pics that appeares ;-)
Cheers, --Oddrun 17:26, 7 July 2010 (MDT)
Head-wise I must confess to being more impressed with the older ones :-S
I hadn't noticed Heimdal's info until you pointed me to it. Thanks for that. Might be an idea to have all discussion page changes listed in the main page's Recent Discussions list?
EM 18:41, 7 July 2010 (MDT)
- agree that the old ones are more impressive !
As for the talk, neither Category talk or Picture talk shows up on the Main Page list, I don't know why....have to ask Gary about that....
I usually opens Shetlopedia on "Recent Change", and expand it to show the last 500 changes, and if I have done a lot myself, Iclick on "hide my edits", in that way you have a fair chanse to see all talks...
Cheers, --Oddrun 03:30, 8 July 2010 (MDT)
Did you not read the edit comments? I cut a lot of stuff out of these which is out of date.
Why wasn't there an article on cod on Shetlopedia? I mean you've only had several years to do so like. You don't seem like you have that much else to do.--Pett 08:06, 16 December 2011 (MST)
- Play nicely now children.
Pett, your comment is the first rude one I've had time to see.
But to answer your rude comment:
There would have been a page on Cod earlier, just as there would have been pages on so many more items if a site like Shetlopedia could be created by people who have a passionate interest in Shetland, it's history, it's present, and it's future, without the hassle from certain elements within Shetland who only want to criticize and pick fault with every attempt to record information. Most notable amongst the Shetlopedia disruptor's being people who could be so helpful if they weren't so typical of the Shetland tendency to hate other people who try to do anything.
Also, on your comment about time to do things. I take exception to this. I have made more edits on Shetlopedia than anybody else. But I do have something else to do. A job which can be up to 12 hours a day. Then I have a wife (who is the 2nd highest editor on Shetlopedia) and I need to spend time with her. I also have other interests... So I hope your rude comment was only directed at EM, in which case,, yup, he's had several years to make a Cod page. ;) (Joking EM ;) ;) But du can dö da Piltock page... ;) ;) )
Robbie 15:43, 17 December 2011 (MST)
What were the rude comments? I only saw factual statements. --Kozetland1 09:37, 18 December 2011 (MST)
- It will indeed be interesting to hear what they are and why. When I noticed this Rude comments section had been added I considered it quite odd for somebody to categorise their rudeness, but on reading the Atlantic Ocean article I noted the following text: This article is currently being edited. No more rude comments please. I must therefore presume that Pett believes I have been rude somehow. Clarification please?
- EM 03:12, 19 December 2011 (MST)
- Erm, isn't Shetlopedia supposed to be a co-operative effort? Nice way to try and drive people off here. The guff you wrote belongs at best on a discussion page, not someone's article. Did you not read my edit summary like? Did you think I was just going to leave it like that?
- I've been working hard to put stuff on here, some of it about pretty basic subject matter that should have been on here a long time ago. (North Sea oil being one of them, Udal Law being another) I'm aware 1911 Britannica is out of date in some ways (not all ways) and I try and get rid of that stuff. Since European copyright was extended from 50 to 70 years after the author's death, back in the 90s, it's pretty hard to get any vaguely up-to-date material which isn't in copyright.
- No, I expect you weren't intending to be rude. Just "banter", right? If I went around talking like that round here, I'd get my face caved in.--Pett 09:31, 19 December 2011 (MST)