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Eldarion Telcontar, welcome!

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Dear Eldarion,

There are naming rules when it comes to images: the name of the author correctly spelled and capitalized, followed by a space, a hyphen ("-"), another space, and then, again with proper punctuation and spelling, the official title (but Howe's postcards don't have that). So those two images should be aptly named "John Howe - Boromir 03" (as there are already two other pictures of Boromir in Howe's gallery) and "John Howe - Barad-dûr". Also be sure to add them to the categories "Category:Images by John Howe", "Category:Images of Boromir" and "Category:Images of Barad-dûr". Please note that TolkienGateway does not have a policy of favouring "big" artists like Alan Lee or John Howe; much more the opposite: small, independant artists deserve some screen-time too. Enjoy your stay, -- Ederchil 12:30, 8 March 2008 (EST)

Aditional note: John Howe's Barad-dûr has already been uploaded to the Gateway. ~ Earendilyon 13:48, 8 March 2008 (EST)
Thank your for your help. I added the picture of Boromir to both categories but wasn't able to change the name. I am afraid this isn't possible. Eldarion Telcontar 13:18, 10 March 2008 (EDT)


Since you are the most avid worker on the Calendar, some tips for April:

I may not have time to play anything but a WikiGnome, so I thought of you... -- Ederchil 17:33, 5 April 2008 (EDT)

Thank you for these great tips. I was already wondering where I could get information about dates, which are not mentioned in the Appendix of The Lord of the Rings. I think that especially will help me very much.
I have just now added the 15th of April with the Battle of the Field of Celebrant. I will also try to fill all empty dates with descriptions of the situation, like Narfil did in January.
In the next weeks I will work on the events from The Hobbit which last more than a whole year. But I don't know any sources with events that happened on earth. Do you know some (e.g. with Dates from Tolkiens life)?
Eldarion Telcontar 14:23, 18 April 2008 (EDT)
Yes, I do... in fact, I finished going through the Letters yesterday, searching for dates. I did it earlier for January through March, but that was limited to "Tolkien writes letter X" - I've got some interesting events out of it, though. I'm thinking of adding them this weekend (get them organized first). -- Ederchil 14:41, 18 April 2008 (EDT)