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WP:GOCE May 2014 backlog elimination drive barnstar[edit]

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Thanks for participating in the Guild of Copy Editors' May 2014 backlog elimination drive! We hope to see you again in July. —Torchiest talkedits 18:15, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Because you thanked me[edit]

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 YOU'RE WELCOME!
It's a pleasure, and I sincerely hope that you enjoy your continued improvement of this inspiring encyclopedia! – Paine

22:30, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Stanley, Wisconsin[edit]

Hi-you proposed a move on the renaming of the Stanley, Wisconsin article. Please take a look at the Stanley, Wisconsin talk page. I made a comment about the proposed change. Thank you-RFD (talk) 16:58, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I saw. Since the city is almost entirely in Chippewa County, I think the proposed title is fine, especially with redirects to accommodate alternate forms. But the overall point I'm trying to make is that there are two Stanley, Wisconsins, and neither seem to be a WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. I had another idea for an alternative, which I'll leave on the talk page. --BDD (talk) 18:52, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

GOCE June 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 51 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2,987 articles to 2,236 articles in May, the lowest backlog total since we began keeping records in 2009! Since at least 300 new articles were tagged during May, that means we copy edited over 1,000 articles in a single month. Amazing work, everyone!

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Election: You can nominate yourself or others for the role of Coordinator for the second half of 2014 here. Nominations will be accepted until June 14. Voting will begin on June 15 and will conclude on June 28.

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.

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UEFA Women's U-19 Championship[edit]

You closed Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2014 April 20#Category:2011 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship closed as "moved", but than listed the category in the wrong section on WP:CFDW in this edit, and as a result the categories were deleted and not renamed. Could you fix this? Armbrust The Homunculus 19:29, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Crap. I knew I'd screw something up; CfD is so complicated. I'm on it. --BDD (talk) 19:30, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Mail call[edit]

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"Cosmetic" relisting[edit]

BDD,

Please stop relisting RfD discussions just to reduce the appearance of backlog. As we learned from the Veterans Health Administration scandal of 2014, creating the illusion of no backlog doesn't actually make the backlog go away - and hiding it, if anything, makes the backlog worse. Ego White Tray (talk) 18:42, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure no one will die from this. I realize that it amounts to kicking the can down the road, but emptying daily pages from the main WP:RFD makes the backlog easier to navigate. You alleged elsewhere that it could reduce the chances that an admin will close the discussions. Well, I hate to say it, but there's very little admin involvement at RfD as is, and that was the case before I started this practice. I'm upfront about the fact that this only superficially shrinks the backlog. But hey, I'm about to go on vacation for a few weeks anyway. I suppose we can see for ourselves what happens. --BDD (talk) 18:47, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Dire straits ambiguity[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2014 June 4#Dire straits. Compare to the comment by User:Dohn Joe on my talk page. I am now unsure if I was reading your opinion correctly, since I thought you wanted Dire straits to redirect to your new DAB at Dire Straits (disambiguation). If it's truly uncertain what everyone meant, I might undo my closure and reopen the RfD discussion. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 18:26, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi Ed, I wanted to "keep" Dire straits as is, redirecting to Dire Straits. I added a hatnote there to the dab I created, and I was saying that should clear up any potential confusion for readers. --BDD (talk) 22:02, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

RfD[edit]

I'll try to spend a bit of time on RfD while you're away. I have done a bit there in the past, but tended to stick with the easy ones, and shy away from those where four participants say delete, retarget to A, keep, retarget to B, because it seems hard to make a decision which isn't effectively a supervote. Any advice you can give before you go will be welcome, though I know this is last-minute. Cheers, JohnCD (talk) 21:20, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Carl J. Strikwerda[edit]

I deleted the PROD tag on Carl J. Strikwerda after adding two inline citations.--DThomsen8 (talk) 19:12, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

One source fails WP:ROUTINE and the other one is not independent. Now being considered for deletion at AfD.--Launchballer 19:25, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Beef Jerky listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:John Anthony Brooks[edit]

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GOCE July 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 newsletter is now ready for review. Highlights:

– Your project coordinators: Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978 and Miniapolis.

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Talk:Free! (anime)#Comments after the move[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Free! (anime)#Comments after the move. Thanks. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:07, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Tom Walsh (game show contestant) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Tom Walsh (Jeopardy contestant) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Tom Walsh (Jeopardy) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Tom Walsh (Jeopardy!) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Bolden![edit]

It doesn't appear that you ever retargeted Bolden!, as you said you did in your close of its RfD. Jackmcbarn (talk) 00:42, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Right you are. Thanks for noticing, and for letting me know. I've fixed it. --BDD (talk) 01:48, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ireland[edit]

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RM notice[edit]

FYI: Pointer to discussion that may be relevant to you.

A requested moves discussion in which you participated in Dec. 2013 has been reopened, at Talk:Mustang horse#Alternative proposal.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  03:11, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

You have been active at the article or talk page, so here's a note about Anarcho-capitalism[edit]

I have nominated Anarcho-capitalism for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Binksternet (talk) 18:15, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Block request[edit]

Hi BDD, I created this account only to get my normal account Murrerer unblocked in the German version. I had suggested to move the article about the current 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict from the lemma that it had there, the Israeli name of the military operation. To give an example why I think such names sould be avoided I wrote they are used for propaganda and we wouldn't want to have our article about the holocaust named by the Nazi term "final solution of the Jewish question" either. I think extreme examples often help to see things more clearly. An administrator blocked me permanently, claiming I was playing down the holocaust, something I had never intended. I wrote so and several other administrators agreed. However, the majority started a big group think and confirmed the permanent block. The lemma was later changed as I had suggested by the way. In general my impression of the German version of this project is that administrators are very rude, especially towards new users. I don't want to use an account that is in any way associated with holocaust denial, even if absurdly and erroneously, so I would like you to permanently block both my accounts. I already had another account some years ago and in a few cases I had real life contacts with people I met here and I now even run a wiki professionally. At one point a lady called me and she was nearly crying and desperate because she had used her real name for her account and other users had insulted her for something I don't remember exactly but work related and in fact it had not been so clever, just it escalated and they had not allowed her to get her account deleted, so she was afraid she would get ridiculed and have problems with her job. At that point I realized it's not a good idea to let one's real life interfere too much with some internet project. I can't think of the name I had here, I later changed it to have one I could use in all versions - the one I had in the English version was already taken in the German version or the other way round. At some point I stopped contributing to wikipedia because I didn't like how people were treated in the German version, especially when new users start new articles and then they get quickly deleted and they treat them as if they had committed a crime by not getting everything perfect right at the start. Maybe I will open a new account at some point. Thanks for your help and understanding. Murrererentsperren (talk) 20:33, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

hello[edit]

I left a rather too full reply at my talk page. I was taking a break while things cooled down. I was editing under IP – not as a sock but to avoid the flak – but the address range has been blocked and the investigation is right that they are from my IP provider in Hungary but they blocked me too, so unfortunately I have to be myself again.

Thank you for your kind comments. I have been editing in my gnomesome way – fiddly bits of spelling and stuff like that – under IP. "Yet man is surely born to trouble as the sparks fly upward". Job 5:7 apparently. I am not very Christian (well that is Jewish anyway) but you can't beat the Old Testament for a decent murder, beats Agatha Christie any day of the week (and twice on Sundays). Si Trew (talk) 08:58, 1 August 2014 (UTC)