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Sparassodonta[edit]

Although I'm currently busy with other article, do you want help to improve the article of Sparassodonta? --Rextron (talk) 00:29, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

I definitely want to improve it. I'm busy with work and other things as well, but intend to compile some recent literature as soon as I can and at the very least flesh out the equivocal nature of the classification. Animalparty (talk) 00:38, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
Ok, I'll see if I have some papers relevant for the article.--Rextron (talk) 19:32, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

Hello, Animalparty, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few links to pages you might find helpful:

Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 00:04, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

And a personal welcome[edit]

How did you manage to have an account for several years with no edits? Nevermind that, welcome to the editing side of the project.

Have you considered contributing at Wikispecies? davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 00:04, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Davidwr, when I saw Animalparty editing the Mating article on November 16th (Wikipedia time; was actually the 15th for me), and checked to see how experienced Animalparty is as a Wikipedia editor soon afterward, I concluded that he or she is not new to editing Wikipedia; the vast majority of new Wikipedia editors don't know how to edit this site with the experience that Animalparty showcased in his or her initial edits or currently shows. If they do edit with such experience, it's usually because they previously edited as a registered account, solely as an IP address, or got that experience from being trained via the WP:Education program. I considered commenting on this on the 16th, but, seeing Animalparty at the Mating article today, I decided to go ahead and comment on it today.
Either way, you are doing good work at this site, Animalparty. Not that you need me or anyone else to tell you that. Flyer22 (talk) 16:00, 19 November 2013 (UTC)
Hey, thanks Davidwr and Flyer22. I don't have plans currently to further develop the article, but it definitely needs expansion and internal cohesiveness. I'll be keeping an eye on it. The To-do list in the Talk:Mating page looks like a good start. And to answer your question, Davidwr, I registered years ago, completely forgot about it, but only recently came back to the editing/creating side. Glad to be here. --Animalparty-- (talk) 17:46, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Categories for Monogenea[edit]

Hi. I have seen that you looked at some recent pages on Monogenea. There is a main problem with this group: the name of the group is Monogenea (right), the main page in Wikipedia and Wikispecies and Wikimedia is Monogenea (right), but the category is Monogenoidea (wrong). I have posted a comment about that on the talk page in May 2013. Could an administrator rename the category Monogenoidea into 'Monogenea, once for all? Then we will be able to make subcategories. Thank you Jeanloujustine (talk) 21:47, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Renaming now requested via the "official" way. Jeanloujustine (talk) 11:43, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Nankangia[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:18, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia from the Anatomy Wikiproject![edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia from Wikiproject Anatomy! We're a group of editors who strive to improve the quality of anatomy articles here on Wikipedia. One of our members has noticed that you are involved in editing anatomy articles; it's great to have a new interested editor on board. In your wiki-voyages, a few things that may be relevant to editing wikipedia articles are:

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  • Thanks for coming aboard! We always appreciate a new editor. Feel free to leave us a message at any time on the WikiProkect Anatomy talk page. If you are interested in joining the project yourself, there is a participant list where you can sign up. Please leave a message on the talk page if you have any problems, suggestions, would like review of an article, need suggestions for articles to edit, or would like some collaboration when editing!
  • You will make a big difference to the quality of information by adding reliable sources. Sourcing anatomy articles is essential and makes a big difference to the quality of articles. And, while you're at it, why not use a book to source information, which can source multiple articles at once!
  • We try and use a standard way of arranging the content in each article. That layout is here. These headings let us have a standard way of presenting the information in anatomical articles, indicate what information may have been forgotten, and save angst when trying to decide how to organise an article. That said, this might not suit every article. If in doubt, be bold!
  • Lastly, why not try and strive to create a good article! Anatomical articles are often small in scope, have available sources, and only a limited amount of research available that is readily presentable!

Feel free to contact us on the WikiProkect Anatomy talk page if you have any problems, or wish to join us. I wish you all the best on your wiki-voyages!--LT910001 (talk) 01:51, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Plant anatomy[edit]

You added a ref improve tag to the Plant anatomy article. While I agree that almost every article in the Wikipedia could stand improvement in citing sources, the Plant anatomy article is well sourced. As a summary and navigational article, most of the sources are contained in the links, and it is not necessary to import them. For example, while the section on the history of plant anatomy does not have any footnotes, it is summary in nature and supportive sources are contained in the linked article about each person. Other things are cited inline. Please could you identify what exactly you see as needing citation? The best way would be to use the citation needed template and mark them in the article. Thanks. --Bejnar (talk) 07:37, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I've added a couple more references to the article, as well as some more wikilinks and a redirect to History of botany which gives more details for the interested reader. As such I'm satisfied with the summary structure and have removed the Ref improve tag. Hope you like the new images too!--Animalparty-- (talk) 20:43, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Re: Tom Clancy's Op Center (1995)...[edit]

Dear Animalparty: received an email that you reviewed this article, but cannot find your assessment on its talk page or any comments on the Assessment Request page. Without them, there's no proof that it was assessed. Could you please clarify? Cheers, Shir-El too 07:43, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi there. I encountered the article on Special:NewPagesFeed, and reviewed it using Wikipedia:Page Curation. Marking it as reviewed simply denotes to others that the newly created article has been evaluated by at least one experienced user, and gives a chance to address any serious flaws (e.g. copyright violations, attack articles, hoaxes, etc.) right off the bat. The proof of review is in the Page Info button on the Curation Toolbar, along with a green checkmark signifying the article has been reviewed, but a review is not the same as a Quality assessment. I added a few elements to the article during reviewing but chose not to add any comments to the talk page. I hope this clears things up. Cheers. --Animalparty-- (talk) 08:08, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the Asian mussel article![edit]

Hello Animalparty, I wanted to say thank you so much for the very nice article on the Asian mussel. The article is a very welcome addition to WikiProject Bivalves. I fixed it up a little bit and decided it deserves a B rating. I would also like to invite you to join the bivalves project. Sad to say there is something wrong with my internet connection right now, but I will be sending you an invitation soon I hope. Invertzoo (talk) 21:05, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! although I didn't do much more than add some common names and a redirect. Credit goes to many more people beyond me! I don't know much about bivalves in particular but as a zoological generalist I like to add or improve content wherever I can.--Animalparty-- (talk)
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I've noticed your edits on pages relating to Bivalves; perhaps you'd be interested in joining WikiProject Bivalves.
If you would like more information please visit the project page.

Well in any case, thank you for your help! Best wishes, Invertzoo (talk) 22:39, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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How to check links?[edit]

Thanks for reviewing Apsethus the Libyan. How I can check the amount of wikilinks, about single specific page? OccultZone (Talk) 07:52, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

I didn't place the wikilinks tag, but there are only three topics linked in the article, as indicated by the blue links. I think the bigger problem is the lack of context (see MOS:INTRO). When did he live? Where? Why is he worthy of having an article about him? You need to provide notability and context, or else the article might be deleted or merged.--Animalparty-- (talk) 08:02, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
Lived around 2nd Century AD. Added ref. Source seems to be accurate, it cites 222 AD to be before Hippolytus's death. Because Hippolytus died in 235. OccultZone (Talk) 05:00, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Native birth discrimination article[edit]

I randomly came across this article as it was on the newly created articles list, I think it almost fits in the category of an attack article and the user who made the page yesterday, Trenttrip1, is no longer active. I see you've marked the article as reviewed, but I suggest the useful things be merged with the Reverse discrimination article and the article, as it now stands, be deleted. Uno b4 (talk) 00:32, 11 February 2014 (UTC)


Feedback needed on using special characters[edit]

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DYK for Ocepeia[edit]

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Borderline life[edit]

Hello. I noticed you are a biologist. I wonder if you could weigh in/advice/fix/delete/rename the "Category:Borderline life". It hurts my head to see someone in Wikipedia state that oligonucleotides, polipeptides, etc may be alive. Thank you for your time. Cheers, --BatteryIncluded (talk) 14:16, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

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Review of Santa Cruz Shakespeare[edit]

Hi, I just got a notification that you reviewed Santa Cruz Shakespeare. I've never seen that before. Is this part of a vetting process for new articles? Thanks! --GentlemanGhost (converse) 23:21, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

@GentlemanGhost:Hi! I'm not sure how new it is, but yes, it's a way to review and vet articles that are created directly (e.g. not through WP:AFC). You can see more at Special:NewPagesFeed. As an aside, in this case I'm familiar with Shakespeare Santa Cruz, but didn't know about the rename. News to me!--Animalparty-- (talk) 23:28, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
I don't create many articles from scratch, so I guess I've just never received a notification before. I debated about putting all the info in the original SSC article, but ultimately decided that with the name change AND the organizational change, it warranted a fresh article. I have no ownership hangups about that, though, so if the consensus is to merge it back into Shakespeare Santa Cruz, I'm OK with that. But yes, they have changed the name. Apparently they were able to negotiate staying in the Glen, but not keeping the old name. If I had to choose between the two, I'm glad that they were able to keep using the Glen. Although, really, what was UCSC going to do with it otherwise? You can only stage so many Kenny Loggins concerts. ;-) --GentlemanGhost (converse) 23:39, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Grand wailea[edit]

Hi, I have no emotional connection to the article nor am I angry but I think that the notability tag should be removed from the Grand Wailea. It is a pretty important hotel in my opinion and we have articles about other hotels, for instance the Plaza hotel in NYC.

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Call for comments[edit]

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If you have some spare moments, please have a look at the two Afd discussions on : (1) afd List of dictatorships (2) afd List of modern dictators in Latin America. Note that List of dictatorships and List of modern dictators in Latin America used DD_index as a source. I created the maps and sortable tables as part of my submissions to Wikimania 2014 using country codes: A data curation hub for students, journalists and writers: Country data reuse and coordination. Your comments on any of the above are welcome and appreciated. Thanks.--(comparingChinese Wikipedia vs Baidu Baike by hanteng) 15:49, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Siphoniulus[edit]

Thanks from me and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 16:02, 8 April 2014 (UTC)