User talk:Armbrust

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The Signpost: 06 August 2014[edit]

Open access[edit]

Hi, I just noted that you had Category:Open access archives speedily moved to Category:Open-access archives. However, this is certainly not uncontroversial. After many discussions, all articles and categories about "open access foo" have omitted the hyphen, so this one is now the only one that deviated from that. Just have a look at the contents of Category:Open access (publishing). --Randykitty (talk) 17:54, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

That's because in the first category it's a compound modifier, and according to WP:HYPHEN#3 it needs a hyphen. Even description of the category hyphenates the term. Armbrust The Homunculus 18:12, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
Please see the discussion here. --Randykitty (talk) 16:35, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi, did you have a chance to look at that discussion? --Randykitty (talk) 17:51, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, and I think it reached a wrong conclusion. If you want that the category is renamed back, than you need to initiate a full discussion. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:57, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps you have noticed that I did not give an opinion myself at that discussion. Personally, I couldn't care less if a hyphen is included or not. However, I do find it irritating that we now have a whole lot of articles and categories that don't use a hyphen and one category that does... Being the one who introduced the inconsistency, I think you should either start moving everything to include a hyphen, or undo the one outlier. --Randykitty (talk) 18:33, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
I don't really want to commit to such a task, and categories can only be renamed through CFD. Armbrust The Homunculus 18:47, 24 August 2014 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for closing this Talk:Acharya S#Request for comment. Anything as closer you can do about the outcome being apparently overruled by a user? In ictu oculi (talk) 09:15, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

I could add back the full name per the RFC and WP:NOTCENSORED and suggest another discussion if they want it to be changed, but I don't really want to get involved in this situation. Armbrust The Homunculus 09:29, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Mitchell Mann[edit]

Hi, saw you deleted a Mitchell Mann article a few years ago, before he turned professional. Just wondering if it was about the snooker player or if it was possible to restore it as he is now a pro.--Snooker155 (talk) 21:23, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

I didn't deleted the article, I just nominated it for deletion (because it was about an amateur snooker player). I also can't undelete the article, as I'm not an administrator. If you want it to be undeleted, than you should initiate a discussion at WP:DRV. Armbrust The Homunculus 21:43, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, if not sucessful I will just create a new one.--Snooker155 (talk) 21:53, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

2014 Paul Hunter Classic[edit]

Seen's tweets hence I looked up Anton Waywod. Anyway turns out Vyacheslav Nikiforov normally goes by the name Slava Nikiforov found a PDF stating his club was CSC Regensburg so maybe you could ask them [1], they're also on twitter, but not so active. As for Ali Masoudi Alavi his club is SC Mayen-Koblenz [2]. ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 17:15, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Hopefully they can give us the missing information. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:50, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
I presume you got a response given you changed Nikiforov's nationality to German as for Alavi this says he's German. ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 16:19, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, they supplied this information via Facebook. Armbrust The Homunculus 16:37, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Great, that's that sorted then. ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 16:45, 15 August 2014 (UTC)


Kérhetem a segítségedet ezzel kapcsolatban? Az itt található üzeneteimet kellene lefordítani. (Kérlek, hagyd figyelmen kívül az ugyanott arra vonatkozóan tett megjegyzésemet, hogy kifejezetten ellenzem harmadik fél bevonását a fordításba, mivel időközben kiderült, hogy az állítólag anyanyelvi szinten magyarul beszélő szerkesztőtársunk valószínűleg egy szót nem beszél gyönyörű nyelvünkön.) Előre is köszönöm! Borsoka (talk) 12:43, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Bocsi, de én ebbe nem akarok belekeveredni. Különben sem szeretek fordítani. Armbrust The Homunculus 16:55, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Rendben. Borsoka (talk) 18:35, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Featured Pictures Removals Question[edit]

Wasn't sure who to ask this to. Since you usually close FPCs, most likely you know the answer to this. I randomly went on Tomato and noticed that File:Bright red tomato and cross section02.jpg is a Featured Picture itself. And as I was looking over it, I saw that the resolution for its height is lower than the required minimum in the criteria. But I'm wondering if because it has low resolution it warrants a delisting nomination. GamerPro64 02:39, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

The resolution has raised a couple times. If it's only a little under resolution requirement, leave it; if it's way, way under, then it might be worth reconsidering. There are some people who hate resolution-only reasons to delist, though if it's really, really under, I think they'll need to shut up. Or if there's any other issues. Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:51, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
For that one... well, we haven't had formal shots like that in a while at FPC, and I'd be inclined to leave it until we have someone able to replace it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:54, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Got it. Honestly, I'm probably one who would not be sure about what issues a picture would have to be delisted anyway. GamerPro64 03:08, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Washington Family[edit]

Edward Savage - The Washington Family - Google Art Project.jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Edward Savage - The Washington Family - Google Art Project.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. --Mdann52talk to me! 15:20, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 15:29, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 13 August 2014[edit]

Columbia Flight Recorder[edit]

Hello Armbrust! The Columbia Flight Recorder you put into the article on the disaster is a fake... Can you change it please, I dont know how to do it. Here is 2 links to the right one :, out of respect for the crew, this should be put right. Thank you and kind regards. Best, jone — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:32, 20 August 2014‎

I have removed the image, but didn't upload any replacement for now. This is because the proposed Flickr image is all rights reserved and the copyright status of the collectSPACE images is unclear. If you think the image is a fake, than you should nominate it for deletion on Commons. Armbrust The Homunculus 18:36, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 20 August 2014[edit]


I just got back to Yogya and I am both ill and facing internet issues. Would you be able to schedule a couple POTDs? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:21, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

@Crisco 1492: Sorry, but I can't help you with that. I could choose the images, but writing blurbs is something I rather not do. Armbrust The Homunculus 18:45, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Alright. In that case, if possible could you pick a week's worth of images (I'm getting a bit better), and I'll handle the blurbs. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:41, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
@Crisco 1492: Yes check.svg Done I have added images until the end of September. Armbrust The Homunculus 08:10, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm feeling a bit better, so I should be able to work through some blurbs tomorrow. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:14, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Great. BTW what do you think about the selections? Armbrust The Homunculus 08:19, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Well spaced and well selected. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:27, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

FP and footnotes...[edit]

Hi Armbrust- Not that I plan to ramble needlessly, but is there a way to use one or two footnotes in a FP nomination - without screwing up other things? Thanks -Godot13 (talk) 02:19, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

@Godot13: Yeah, there is. Just add {{reflist|group=n}} at the end of the nomination, but above the categories. Armbrust The Homunculus 08:13, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks!-Godot13 (talk) 18:17, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/New Court of Corpus Christi College[edit]

Corpus Christi College New Court, Cambridge, UK - Diliff.jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Corpus Christi College New Court, Cambridge, UK - Diliff.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. --Mdann52talk to me! 05:38, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 05:53, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 August 2014[edit]

Hey, just a note...[edit]

...Well, now that the confusion regarding me knowing about WP:NACD and not that specific line in WP:RMCI has been resolved, I have a suggestion regarding something sort of related. Well, long story short, I wasn't basically on Wikipedia at all during your recent WP:RFA nomination. I was reading through some of the opposes, and it seemed like a few of them voted to oppose due to your disregard of WP:NACD when it came to some of the discussion closes. This is just my two cents, given something I had talked to you about in the past: an idea that may help "fix" that confusion, as well as help Wikipedia fix a contradicting policy, is to somehow propose that WP:NACD (and WP:BADNAC), WP:RMCI, and any other applicable closing instructions pages get synchronized to avoid other editors being confused between the contradicting policies, and then revert/oppose editors when only one of the policies is violated (like I did with you twice recently in the past few months). Do you have any thoughts on this? Steel1943 (talk) 04:22, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, this should be done by someone else. Armbrust The Homunculus 07:22, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Draft categories[edit]

Thanks for handling the case corrections on the draft categories. Since you know how it's done, here are a few more that need fixing: Category:WWE Draft, Category:National Basketball Association Draft. I hope you will... Dicklyon (talk) 00:51, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Armbrust The Homunculus 07:20, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

2014 Bulgarian Open[edit]

I created the above page early this morning, I filled in some of blanks in regards to flags with the help of now they have the draw done. As for the blanks on Teodor Chomovski and Stefan Simeonovski are Bulgarian [3][4]. Josh Mulholland and Anthony Jeffers are English [5][6]. That leaves four outstanding. ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 23:15, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Ok, down to two, I think Conor McCormack is from Ireland not sure if he's from the Republic or the North maybe ask NIBSA as he seems to be listed on their rankings. I'm pretty sure Karen Osipov is from Russia [7][8] not Bulgaria as stated by Lastly what's the situation with Farhan Mirza I thought he represented Pakistan previously did he switch allegiance to Sweden. ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 01:02, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 September 2014[edit]

POTD redux[edit]

Thanks for all the scheduling. If you prefer, I can go back to scheduling images now. RL has calmed down a bit. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:14, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Actually, I think I'll schedule the images now. There's an evil plan afoot. Face-wink.svg — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:33, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
@Crisco 1492: Okay. I only scheduled one for 1 October, because the image was on the unused list. Armbrust The Homunculus 06:02, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
No worries. After the 7th, do you want to continue, or do you think it best for me to get back to scheduling? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:04, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Fine with me either way. Armbrust The Homunculus 06:06, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Alright, I'll do the scheduling. BTW, if you have a zoomable image (GArt, for instance) that you want but we don't have, let me know. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:17, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

MRV template override[edit]

Hi Amrbrust, I'm curious about this edit of yours.

The headers you removed are actually put there by Template:MRV top. If those headers are undesirable, wouldn't it be easier to modify the template instead? ~Amatulić (talk) 20:24, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

The headers are only needed until there are open discussions on the log page to separate them. After every discussion is closed they become redundant. Just like on WP:DRV. Armbrust The Homunculus 20:31, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
The template documentation says the headers should remain on the page until the monthly log is archived.
The point I was trying to make is that closing admins don't put those headers there. The closing admin replaces the header with {{subst:MRV top|[[header]]|result}}, and that template then re-inserts the header. It seems that the best way to avoid having to remove them from closed discussions is to fix Template:MRV top rather than the symptom. I have just done so, although I am not sure if this will mess up the bot that archives that page, if the bot is expecting to see those headers and remove them. ~Amatulić (talk) 21:29, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
And I have reverted you, {{MRV top}} doesn't need fixing. The headers are needed on the page until all the discussion are not closed, and they make closing the sections easier. Especially for users who use the User:Armbrust/closemrv.js script. Armbrust The Homunculus 21:34, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Tennis article discussion[edit]

Because you and others were instrumental in forming our current tennis guidelines on seasonal articles for special players, I though you might be interested in the re-visit being discussed at talk:projectTennis. Currently, because of input from that 2011 discussion, any singles player skilled enough to win a grand slam tournament is allowed continuous seasonal articles. No grand slam tournament win, no season article. A grand slam tournament win in 2012 allows seasonal articles in 2013 and 2014 whether or not more grand slam tournaments were won. I was against these articles, but even I have to admit it has worked reasonably well and there really haven't been all that many articles made. A recent deletion of the 2013 Maria Sharapova tennis season has brought this to the forefront once again and we at Tennis Project are trying to decide if we leave things as they are or narrow the parameters in several different ways. We could use more input (whether your views have changed or not). I gave the old discussion link so you can see your original thoughts, but all those who gave their view before are being invited to discuss. Thanks. Fyunck(click) (talk) 09:47, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 September 2014[edit]


Can you point me to a policy allowing you to notdone requests at RFP/C? Cheers, Thanks, L235-Talk Ping when replying 02:09, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

There is no such a thing. Armbrust The Homunculus 07:34, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

2014 IAAF Continental Cup[edit]

You placed an objectionable tag on the top of this article. As the editor who placed most of the results in this article, that's my work your are complaining about. There is virtually no prose in the article, so it is results. I placed the meet results site at the bottom. Every result on the page is one or two links off of that main page. Do you want 40 different sub-references to the same site? That would be absurd. Where would we put them? There is not another track and field results page that has something like that. What exactly are you expecting? Trackinfo (talk) 06:57, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

It's quite obvious: more inline citations are needed. There is nothing absurd about it. The references could be placed in the first column. Armbrust The Homunculus 07:34, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Are you serious? 40 references because YOU don't know how to click on the name of the event on the currently sourced site? That has never been done before. Trackinfo (talk) 10:12, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 September 2014[edit]

Miss International Queen[edit]

All the Miss International Queen articles have been unredirected. 2601:0:200:62A:9467:2372:43EA:AB75 (talk) 04:15, 19 September 2014 (UTC)