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25 February 2015

Briarcliff Farms[edit]

I really appreciate your willingness to review Briarcliff Farms. Unfortunately I'm not exactly finished writing; I have at least seven major sources I'm going to use in finishing writing it. After that (it might take up to a week), I would love for you to review it for GA. I usually nominate early because most of my articles sit in the nomination pile for a month or two, giving me time to finish the article. I hope you understand, and thank you.--ɱ (talk · vbm) 04:51, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

No problem! I'm still going to review it during the week but will update accordingly (put on my watchlist). Good luck! Acalycine(talk/contribs) 04:55, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
Okay. I was going to say, instead, you could review my GAN-ready Briarcliff Manor Public Library article; by that time I'd be done with the Farms article.--ɱ (talk · vbm) 05:01, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
Re the citation needed, sorry about that. I searched the source in Google Books and the quote on Google and couldn't find the quote so I marked it as that. Do you own that book or are you using some kind of online academic library? Sorry. Acalycine(talk/contribs) 05:08, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
No, that's fine, completely understandable. Most of my citations are accessible on Google Books, and I link to them in the citation. So here's the relevant book: (link). The quote is on page 12, on the right column, second-to-last paragraph. It was probably harder to find as that book broke up the quotation...--ɱ (talk · vbm) 05:20, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
Just a suggestion; shouldn't the History section be at the top of the page? Or is that just a preference among editors? Acalycine(talk/contribs) 06:38, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
It depends on the article. There's nothing in the Manual of Style that dictates it, it's really up to a WikiProject. I know that WikiProject Cities' guideline says to have the History section at the top of the page, while others may list other things for the top (Rivers often start with a course description). The Manual of Style says "Wikipedia has no general standards or guidelines for what section headings are expected in the bodies of articles or what order they should take. The usual practice is to name and order sections based on the precedent of some article which seems similar. There was no early standard proposed, and there is no general outline to follow."--ɱ (talk · vbm) 07:02, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

I was just discussing 's article with another editor before I placed a review tag on it, but you beat me to it. Face-smile.svg Anyway, I wanted to suggest shortening the quote box to a key paragraph, and integrating the significant elements of the quoted page with written prose within the body of the article. The quote box is a bit overwhelming, and makes the article look lopsided. Uniformity and balance is a much better option. AtsmeConsult 15:54, 8 February 2015 (UTC) PS: While he's working on Briarcliff, you are welcome to review North American Piedmontese cattle which is the other GA candidate in the same category.

That's much easier said than done; as I wrote in hidden text on the Farms article, I have no idea how better to display the information in the quote box. I don't really want to cut any of it, which makes me think I could split it in half to two quote boxes, but even then I can't see a proper place to split it...--ɱ (talk · vbm) 16:15, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
I read you loud and clear. The Foundation simply doesn't pay us enough to go through all that work. Face-smile.svg Have you looked at the article using a mobile device? Actually, the quote box is about Walter W. Law and his aspirations for what he wanted to build. The quote box actually belongs in his BLP while not more than a paragraph or less should be included in the History section of Briarcliff Farms. When writing about the actual farm, you could start with something like, "True to Law's dream to build the ideal farm, Briarcliff Farms became yada yada yada." But hey - I'm not reviewing your GA, Acalycine is and I wish you both happy collaborating. Face-smile.svg. AtsmeConsult 22:46, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
: Is the page ready to be reviewed yet, or are you still making changes? Face-smile.svg Acalycine(talk/contribs) 22:43, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
I promise I'll inform you when I'm done; I took a short break due to real-life issues as well as a camping trip far from the reaches of any internet connection. I still have a number of Google Books sources that I'm picking through; thanks.--ɱ (talk · vbm) 07:48, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Oh, right. Thanks! Face-smile.svg Acalycine(talk/contribs) 07:49, 16 February 2015 (UTC)


Thank you for your copyedit of the Nikki Grahame article. Could you please add the GOCE tag to the articles talk page. Cheers.--BabbaQ (talk) 09:39, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Acalycine(talk/contribs) 11:32, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

February GOCE Blitz award[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Acalycine for copy edits totaling over 2,000 words during the GOCE February 2015 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 00:56, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Welcome to the GOCE! – Jonesey95 (talk) 00:56, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar Jonesey, but I joined the GOCE in December 2013. Thanks though for the barnstar. Face-smile.svg Acalycine(talk/contribs) 09:49, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

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