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Attu/Alexai airfield[edit]

Well, at least your source of the P-38 crash says as well that Attu Airfield and Alexai Point are the same (see the link to Alexai Point), as does our article about Attu Airfield (that also states how Attu Airfield was a base for bombing the Kuriles). So the only, very unlikely explanation would be that Alexai Airfield and Alexai Point are two different locations. Could it be that the airstrip you are referring to, the one with the Marsden mats, was a provisional construction and was later relocated and named the Attu Airfield? Because in that case it would in fact be the same facility. De728631 (talk) 22:33, 17 July 2010 (UTC) P.S.: as the article on Attu Airfield states, "It is located at Alexai Point and Casco Cove on Attu" → one widespread airbase. De728631 (talk) 22:42, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Hmm, you might want to mention all that in the article and also in the this merging debate I initiated. On a technical remark we should perhaps better use the {{Infobox military structure}} template for Alexai Point, not the generic airfield box. And last but not least, please remember to sign your talk page comments (~~~~). De728631 (talk) 23:35, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of John Sellwood[edit]

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Spice comment[edit]

Hi, apologies regarding the Spice vandalism comment it was not directed at you, I was merely stating that further remove constitutes vandalism because that section was removed not once but twice without explanation. I understand after reading the the comment that it could come of as abrasive though that was not my intention. I have since removed the comment. Valoem talk 03:42, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

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Categories in sandbox page[edit]

Hi. I noticed that one of your sandbox pages, User:BGinOC/SS Northerner (1850-1860) was showing up in some ship category pages. I surrounded the categories on that page with <nowiki> tags to suppress the categorization. Cheers. HausTalk 18:01, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

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Portland Basin (geology)[edit]

I have repaired the damage that you did to the Dukinfield Junction/Portland Basin pages. Your text is now at Portland Basin (geology). I am sure it was an error caused by late nights and too much time spent on WP. Anyway geology articles are badly needed- I have just uploaded some images commons:category:Géoscope that you may be able to use. As to the real Portland Basin, you will find its unique canal warehouse of pivotal importance to the Industrial revolution and worth a visit. --ClemRutter (talk) 22:00, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

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BLP[edit]

I have fixed some errors that you made in the biography of Helen Engelhardt. If you have any questions about it, please let me know on my talk p. or the article talk p., This is the sort of article where extreme care is needed. DGG ( talk ) 03:09, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

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Spear article[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXIX, August 2013[edit]

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Wiki Takes PDX 2013![edit]

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You're invited to participate in the upcoming "Wikipedia Takes Portland" campaign, to be held during the month of September. The local campaign occurs annually in conjunction with Wikipedia Takes America and Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States. Photographing sites included on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the main focus of Wikipedia Takes Portland. In typical Wikipedia fashion, you can work individually or create a team.
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The Bugle: Issue LXXXXX, September 2013[edit]

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Wikipedia Edit-athon![edit]

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You're invited to attend the upcoming "Wiki Loves Libraries" edit-athon. The event will be held from 1–4pm on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum's Crumpacker Family Library, located on the second floor of the Museum's Mark Building (formerly the Masonic Temple). The edit-athon will focus on the local arts community (but you can work on other topics as well!). It will also kick off the Oregon Arts Project, an on-wiki initiative to improve coverage of the arts in Oregon. Details and signup here!

Hope to see you there! --Another Believer (Talk) 15:55, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCI, October 2013[edit]

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"Wiki Loves Libraries" edit-athon in Vancouver, WA[edit]

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You are invited to attend the upcoming "Wiki Loves Libraries" edit-athon. The event will be held from 2:30–4:30pm on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Vancouver Community Library (901 C Street) in Vancouver, Washington. The edit-athon will focus on creating and expanding articles related to Vancouver and Clark County. Details and signup here!

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Disambiguation link fixing one-day contest[edit]

I have decided to put on a mini-contest within the November 2013 monthly disambiguation contest, on Saturday, November 23 (UTC). I will personally give a $20 Amazon.com gift card to the disambiguator who fixes the most links on that server-day (see the project page for details on scoring points). Since we are not geared up to do an automated count for that day, at 00:00, 23 November 2013 (UTC) (which is 7:00 PM on November 22, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the project page leaderboard. I will presume that anyone who is not already listed on the leaderboard has precisely nine edits. At 01:00, 24 November 2013 (UTC) (8:00 PM on November 23, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the leaderboard at that time (the extra hour is to give the board time to update), and I will determine from that who our winner is. I will credit links fixed by turning a WP:DABCONCEPT page into an article, but you'll have to let me know me that you did so. Here's to a fun contest. Note that according to the Daily Disambig, we currently have under 256,000 disambiguation links to be fixed. If everyone in the disambiguation link fixers category were to fix 500 links, we would have them all done - so aim high! Cheers! bd2412 T 01:56, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCII, November 2013[edit]

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Get your cameras ready! Christmas in Oregon and PDX Pods[edit]

This month, WikiProject Oregon features two photo campaigns:

The concept is simple: upload photos of these two topics and share your work! Whether you upload one or one hundred, these images will help capture the culture of our state and illustrate Wikimedia projects. Have fun, and happy holiday season! You are receiving this because you are listed as an active member of WikiProject Oregon or WikiProject Washington. This message was delivered on behalf of Wikipedia:Meetup/Portland by EdwardsBot (talk) 19:48, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCIII, December 2013[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Tracy Tran[edit]

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The article Tracy Tran has been proposed for deletion because it appears to have no references. Under Wikipedia policy, this newly created biography of a living person will be deleted unless it has at least one reference to a reliable source that directly supports material in the article.

If you created the article, please don't be offended. Instead, consider improving the article. For help on inserting references, see Referencing for beginners, or ask at the help desk. Once you have provided at least one reliable source, you may remove the {{prod blp}} tag. Please do not remove the tag unless the article is sourced. If you cannot provide such a source within ten days, the article may be deleted, but you can request that it be undeleted when you are ready to add one. ...William 01:54, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCIV, January 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCV, February 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCVI, March 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCVII, April 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCVIII, May 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCIX, June 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue C, July 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CI, August 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CII, September 2014[edit]

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 22:15, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CIII, October 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIII, October 2014, Redux[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIV, November 2014[edit]

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Nominations for the Military history Wikiproject's Historian and Newcomer of the Year Awards are now open![edit]

The Military history Wikiproject has opened nominations for the Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year. Nominations will be accepted until 13 December at 23:59 GMT, with voting to begin at 0:00 GMT 14 December. The voting will conclude on 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:35, 7 December 2014 (UTC)