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Post 1

Gnomon - Summer Time

I've made the following changes and corrections to this:

fly agaric toadstool often appear --> fly agaric toadstools often appear
Evidence suggest --> Evidence suggests
the drugs hallucinogens --> the drug's hallucinogens
Nicholas of Myrna --> Nicholas of Myra
during the 1930's --> during the 1930s

smiley - smiley G


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Gnomon - Summer Time

I've fixed the Credits section now, to say:

Research into St Nicholas and reindeer
Azara

smiley - smiley G


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Post 3

BigAl Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

smiley - ta G Especially thanks for noticing the Bishop of Myr(n)a.smiley - bigeyes I've had it in mind to mention that for some while, but keep forgetting smiley - doh.

PS The last time I looked it didn't credit the artist. Could you fix that if you haven't already. smiley - ta


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Post 4

Gnomon - Summer Time

I don't know who is the artist, so I can't credit them.


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Post 5

Kerr_Avon - hunting stray apostrophes and gutting poorly parsed sentences

The ALT tag still reads 'a description of what you actually see' smiley - silly

I'd suggest that in the absence of a known artist, something along the lines of 'a Fly Agaric toadstool' might be better.

smiley - ale


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Post 6

Gnomon - Summer Time

smiley - laugh Done!


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Post 7

Recumbentman

Nice Curating! Gee it really works! Wahey!

Wonderful Entry by the way. I'll be emailing that as a link to a few people.


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Post 8

Recumbentman

Sadly the "Night before Christmas" link won't work for me.


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Post 9

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Excellent Curating and congrats to everyone concerned. Love that graphic.

Great idea to start a thread at the entrysmiley - ok

smiley - winkeye


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Post 10

Gnomon - Summer Time

Thanks, Annie, but the consensus seems to be that we should from now on report changes at the Curators page.


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Thanks Gnomon, I'll bookmark that page.smiley - smiley


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fairydoodler (artist!?!?!?:\ )

me.....I'm the artist!!!! Great article, I've retold this story so many times since I first read it!!!


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Post 13

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - applausefan-bloomin'-tastic!smiley - applause

One of the best graphics I've ever seen on hootoosmiley - biggrin


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BigAl Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

Yes, I look it too. smiley - cheerssmiley - alesmiley - santa (Hope you get credited on the FP smiley - smiley


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Post 15

Baron Grim

Is this the first day for curators?

Nice job, Gnomon.

And excellent article BigAl. smiley - cheers


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BigAl Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

I'll try and get you Credited FD.

<Merry Christmas smiley - cakesmiley - bubblysmiley - santa

smiley - biggrin


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BigAl Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

smiley - ok You're credited FD (Just thought, the fly agaric toadstool is a highly appropriate 'badge' to go with your username smiley - winkeye


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Post 18

Gnomon - Summer Time

Hi Count Zero!

Yesterday wasn't actually the first day for the Curators, we'd been working away quietly for about a week and letting the Eds take the credit for any changes.smiley - biggrin But yesterday was the first day that we were making the changes in public.

BigAl, Fairydoodler, Sorry I didn't get back to this, but I see that you've got the Credit now anyway.smiley - ok


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Post 19

Recumbentman

One more correction needed: Moore has been left in one place where the name should have been changed to Livingston, in the second-last par: "a white-bearded Santa Claus in a sleigh. *Livingston* based his ideas on popular views of Christmas . . ."

I would also humbly suggest that "synonymous with" is less appropriate usage for Hold Nickar vis-a-vis Poseidon than it is for Wotan/Odin. The former pair of deities are less easily lumped as identical than the latter. I would suggest "the Teutonic god, Hold Nickar, corresponding to the Greek god, Poseidon" (under St Nicholas).

And don't you think that the word "referenced" is an abomination that should be quietly replaced? For instance "English texts from the Renaissance mention reindeer antlers being displayed during Christmas festivities" (under Flying Reindeer)?


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Post 20

Recumbentman

Oh and -- "the Gene Autry/Johnny Marks' hit song" needs no apostrophe.


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