User talk:BorgQueen

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Welcome to the discussion page. --BorgQueen


Thanks and a question[edit]

Hello BQ. Thank you for blocking (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log). I was placing a warning on their page while you were doing this and I came across something that I had not seen before. They have a bot that is archiving their talk page. That requires someone to go into the archives to see the long history of warnings. As I type this I realize that there isn't anything particularly wrong with it as it doesn't violate any guidelines but it still seems odd and I wonder if you have encountered it before. Thanks for your time and for your work as an admin here at WikiP. MarnetteD | Talk 15:36, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

It doesn't really strike me as something odd. I think I've seen such a practice several times before. --BorgQueen (talk) 16:41, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. I guess it shows that no matter how long you edit here there is always something new to discover. Cheers. MarnetteD | Talk 16:44, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear BorgQueen,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, were it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 16:13, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Gumby's pizza listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Gumby's pizza. Since you had some involvement with the Gumby's pizza redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Clarityfiend (talk) 03:03, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Talkback (2)[edit]

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David Levy 06:40, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Bo Xilai entry[edit]

Hi, thanks for posting. Can we add a couple more of links onto that entry?

Bo Xilai, Chongqing Committee Secretary of the Communist Party of China... Colipon+(Talk) 18:00, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Mostly because very few people in our readership would know where Chongqing is... Colipon+(Talk) 18:01, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Lockerbie Bombing[edit]

I don't get why they won't let my edit stay and remove it without giving a reason, when i provided proof.

Lockerbie Bombing was done by Iran, it has been believed to be done by them for long now since they admitted it too, So posting about it here won't be a point, here's the source:- — Preceding unsigned comment added by Justicejayant (talkcontribs) 12:55, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Please start a discussion on the article's talk page, not here. --BorgQueen (talk) 12:57, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
I have Read your both messages, and right now unable to even post at discussion there, So telling. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Justicejayant (talkcontribs) 13:14, 18 March 2012 (UTC)


See article talk page (talk) 15:37, 22 March 2012 (UTC)


Hello BorgQueen,

Aren't you supposed to give me credit for INT? This is my first nomination that makes it to the main page. Mohamed CJ (talk) 12:35, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

The credit is not a trophy -- If you want to have it, you can copy and paste the template yourself. Admins are not required to do that. --BorgQueen (talk) 12:40, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
I see. Thanks for posting anyway :) Mohamed CJ (talk) 16:59, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
Thers inconsistency on giving it though ;)
Anyhoo, noticed an error on the posting. We dont usually link countries as you did to Mali but its no biggieLihaas (talk) 17:04, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
We apparently do link certain countries. --BorgQueen (talk) 17:15, 1 April 2012 (UTC)


Here's a start. Should pass speedy, don't know about AfD. Bongomatic 08:56, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Ping. Bongomatic 14:44, 15 April 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. --BorgQueen (talk) 15:08, 15 April 2012 (UTC)


Hi there. Justicejayant (talk · contribs · logs) contacted me via email and asked me to review his recent block. I told him I would look into it. May I asked why his talk page was locked down? It's my understanding that users may remove or archive talk page comments at their discretion. I think it would be better if he had his talk page as a venue to discuss his block or request an unblock. --Laser brain (talk) 20:23, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

My understanding is a serial blocked user is not supposed to blank his talk page because it gives a wrong impression to other users that he has never been warned and never had any problems. If he was honestly going to discuss his block on the talk page he wouldn't have blanked it as soon as he was blocked. --BorgQueen (talk) 07:08, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
I see your point. I do think we need to allow him an avenue to discuss his block. Can we unlock his talk page with a request that he not blank the warnings in place? --Laser brain (talk) 13:45, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
Sure, you are welcome to alter the current block, but if you do, I would like to ask you to keep an eye on the user. --BorgQueen (talk) 14:29, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
I will do so. I was one of the previous blocking admins, so I've been trying to keep an eye out. --Laser brain (talk) 14:38, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

ITN Armenia[edit]

Can you post this? Bzweebl (talk) 00:06, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

ITN Orbit Tower[edit]

Hi BorgQueen. I've been working on the Orbit Tower nomination on ITN/C - I was just wondering whether you could provide your opinion on whether enough consensus is reached there (it's a minority topic) or not yet... Thanks! Khuft (talk) 19:32, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Hi BorgQueen
Yes, I did in fact check the article you mention. The issue is Gemstone Treatment has evolved significantly over the last several years. As I am sure you noted, the references quoted on that wiki are significantly aged. In fact, i think the most recent reference on there is that of the US Nuclear Reg commission - in 2008! (and government bodies tend to lag new technology significantly)...also irradiation is but one form of treatment..
In the end, there is no substitute for GIA qualified experts with experience in the industry. Primarily due to the fact that as long as gemstones are precious, there will always be someone trying to mimic a precious stone in any way possible..which is part of the reason i used an online source, and I used a site with no ads and no sales.
Lafirt (talk) 01:53, 18 May 2012 (UTC)Lafirt


ow! seems to be moving along nively more days without postings. Kudos. Dont get complacent to your own high standard though ;)(Lihaas (talk) 19:24, 22 May 2012 (UTC)).

ITN Dom Rep presidential election[edit]

Hi BorgQueen, fully agree with Lihaas above - many thx for your work on ITN! Am just bringing to your attention the Dom Rep presidential election, which is on its second-last day. The article has been updated and has a ready tag - would be great if you could have a look at it and either post or feedback on what might still be missing. Thx in advance! Khuft (talk) 19:36, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

ITN Dominican Republic[edit]

This has been ready for over 24 hours. Can you post it? Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 22:24, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Lesotho election[edit]

Article is ITN readyLihaas (talk) 15:05, 29 May 2012 (UTC)


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For posting five items today, and a total of twelve in the past four days- excellent job keeping ITN moving! Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 04:41, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Fully agree with Bzweebl! Thx a lot! Khuft (talk) 20:56, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Hosni Mubarak#Trial[edit]

I've updated the section a little more. Could you have a look at it? Thanks. --BorgQueen (talk) 09:35, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

That looks fine, but I should have retracted the statement earlier. As it has two orange tags, it really shouldn't be posted. That being said, they've been up for a very long time. -- tariqabjotu 09:40, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Mr. Trololo[edit]

Hello! Could you please review this ITN nomination. It is down the page and should be either posted or not posted today. There was a large discussion and there are more support than oppose votes. GreyHood Talk 10:16, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

ITN review[edit]

To let you know, I am going to ask for a review of the "Australian outback" news posting. doktorb wordsdeeds 18:26, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

If any crime related articles should be posted on ITN its this one. I dont see why users have to challenge every single crime related article being posted at ITN. Especially in this case when it is quite obvious that the article is definitly something that should be mentioned in the section. Just stating my opinion.--BabbaQ (talk) 18:40, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Greek election[edit]

Tariqabjotu has asked that another admin determine whether the update at Greek legislative election, June 2012 is sufficient for an ITN posting yet. The nomination can be found here. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 01:23, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

RE: Salman bin Abdulaziz itn[edit]

can you add the chap who dfied?(Lihaas (talk) 13:56, 19 June 2012 (UTC)).

dfied? --BorgQueen (talk) 14:47, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
the dead fellow...who was repalced.(Lihaas (talk) 16:03, 19 June 2012 (UTC)).

Deletion of the Flag of Hezbollah[edit]

Is there a reason why you deleted the Flag of Hezbollah? It is referenced in several articles and is now missing.Poyani (talk) 16:03, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

It has been deleted on Commons. --BorgQueen (talk) 16:08, 20 June 2012 (UTC)


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For your great work at ITN LukeSurl t c 17:49, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
The Battle of Gao and related stuff is ready for a day or 2 now and very current on the news. can we post?(Lihaas (talk) 22:45, 30 June 2012 (UTC)).
It's always me, isn't it? :D --BorgQueen (talk) 22:47, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
Its a good thing? ;)(Lihaas (talk) 08:03, 1 July 2012 (UTC)).
Articles been good to go for over 24 hours..(Lihaas (talk) 12:09, 1 July 2012 (UTC)).


Could you replace it with the first Wimbledon on the WP:ITN/C page, at WP:ITN/C#Wimbledon, which covers all the major games? TAP 16:57, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Tongan Wedding & the ITN[edit]

Why is the ITN picture not of the church they got married in, why is it still relating to Wimbledon? Oakley77 (talk) 17:22, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Because the church is not directly relevant to the item -- it does not mention it. --BorgQueen (talk) 17:36, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
I see, my bad. Oakley77 (talk) 19:09, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Ready for ITN[edit]

I am just notifying you that (this blurb) is ready for posting. You seem to be active in the process, so I am just telling you. Oakley77 (talk) 02:27, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

ITN image[edit]

If you're online can you check the ITN image looks OK to you? Not the best subject for a thumbnail... Thanks Stephen 03:48, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Looks great, thanks. --BorgQueen (talk) 06:45, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Death of Maeve Binchy[edit]

Looks like we finally got consensus to post. If it's not already pushed off the template, please check. -- (talk) 22:23, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

ITN errors[edit]

please see ITN errors. the Libya nomination was highly pov and should not have been verbatim taken.Lihaas (talk) 20:20, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay[edit]

How is hthis ready? There is absolutely no sourcing on the data on the page. Mere vote counting doesnt make somethign ready for ITN. please see the article \:Did you see the article before posting? Where was the update for the result which is what was for ITN posting. I see 2 lines and a sentence describing the 4 runners for the winning team.Lihaas (talk) 16:18, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

I'm not the one who posted it. User:Chaser did. --BorgQueen (talk) 16:38, 12 August 2012 (UTC)


I think it's obvious! It's because I want to eat Muslim babies and sacrafice them to the great Jew God. Or scrapping that, it could be something to do with their homophobic agenda and silly demands. Hurrr (sorry, could not reply on said ITN/C - can't scroll down to the comment -_-). Seriously, even though some users will tell you other wise I do not hate or have anything specific against Muslims.--Τασουλα (talk) 23:44, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

as productive as this comment, is, please keep it to your weblog. Your sacrcasm is not frutiful hereLihaas (talk) 12:56, 23 August 2012 (UTC)


Hey. While I appreciate posting Nabeel Rajab I also wonder why it was posted below Assange story. Shouldn't newer stories be on top? Mohamed CJ (talk) 06:11, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

ITN Kenya[edit]

Can you link to "prior to an election" with a wikilink to Kenyan presidential election, 2012?Lihaas (talk) 12:55, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

ITN image[edit]

Sorry, I felt I had to revert your latest change of the ITN image [1]. I believe the copyright status of the Basescu image File:1 LUP9036.jpg is dubious; I can't see any reason why it should be PD-RomaniaGov as claimed. I've proposed it for deletion on Commons. Fut.Perf. 21:11, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Well done, thanks. --BorgQueen (talk) 21:18, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Question about ITN[edit]

I always thought that new things being posted get posted to the top of it. Is that not true? SilverserenC 01:48, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

It depends on what you mean by "new things". The item I just posted happened on 20 Aug, therefore it should be posted under the 21 Aug items. --BorgQueen (talk) 01:52, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I see. What would happen if two things were posted at the same time, one from the current day so it's nearer the top and another from an older day, so it's the last one on the list, but the inclusion of the former one would automatically push it off the list? Then it would not have been up at all, even though the consensus was for it to be posted. SilverserenC 02:09, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
I would personally leave the older one for at least 12 hours. But I've seen other admins rejecting noms only because they became too old. --BorgQueen (talk) 02:54, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
If so then what about events which happen in the same day? Do you get to choose which one you like more or does the newer one goes up? I'm asking because my question above was not answered. Rajab and Assange stories were nominated the same day (Assange first). Assange's was posted first, yet when you posted Rajab's, it was the second story. Mohamed CJ (talk) 02:31, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
Yes, so I fixed. Do you really have to bother a busy admin with these trivial things, when you can check the history to see that it has been corrected? --BorgQueen (talk) 02:54, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
My bad. I had checked the history, but didn't notice the change. Mohamed CJ (talk) 02:58, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
Generally, it the event that occurs first that fgoes higher up. Not by nomination. Ive seen later nomination go below (which means they last less time on the main apge)Lihaas (talk) 10:16, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:In_the_news/Candidates:Lebanon Clashes[edit]

The nominator had himself put in Ready tag in the header of Lebanon Clashes. Is it prudent for him to do that? Please read the discussion completely.Regards, theTigerKing  05:44, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I know he did, and I see no reason why he can't, as long as it is reasonably accurate. I did read the discussion and found that consensus clearly supports the item. Please notice that, after posting, another user has stated his support as well. --BorgQueen (talk) 05:50, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
btw- that is 'explicitly' said against in the intro explanations at ITNC that nominators cantmark it as ready.Lihaas (talk) 10:14, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Regarding Wikipedia policy and my opinions thereof[edit]

I don't have any problem with any person contributing to a discussion, per se, but Wikipedia policy, as established by consensus, holds that users should not create a secondary account to contribute to discussions on policy. See WP:SOCK which explains that in fairly unambiguous language. If the policy did not exist, then I would not have raised any objections. In other words, the main source of your objection should be the existance of that line at WP:SOCK, and it is vitally important that you work on getting that line removed. Insofar as the policy is there, and insofar as it appears that it has the weight of the community consensus supporting it, I don't see where I did anything wrong in noting the existance of that policy. In simple terms, change the policy if you don't want people to refer to it, don't complain when people refer to unambiguous policies and when they are clearly broken. --Jayron32 16:38, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

1. What you did wasn't simply pointing out to the policy. Your tone was rather sarcastic, in particular you totally ignored the user's reasonably well-written rationale and instead was suspicious immediately that the user seemed (to you) too familiar with "arcane" (whatever you specifically meant by it) terms of Wikipedia for a new user. I don't think that was constructive.
2. What makes you conclude that it has to be a secondary account? Have you considered the possibility that the user in question might have been an IP user who had been browsing Wikipedia for a while and decided to create an account to state his/her opinion? Had they participated as an IP, you or someone might have quoted the following: Editing logged out in order to mislead: Editing under multiple IP addresses may be treated the same as editing under multiple accounts where it is done deceptively or otherwise violates the above principles. Where editors log out by mistake, they may wish to contact an editor with oversight access to ensure there is no misunderstanding. (from Wikipedia:SOCK#Inappropriate_uses_of_alternative_accounts)
3. The policy section you have quoted states in the very beginning: Editors must not use alternative accounts to mislead, deceive, disrupt, or undermine consensus. I don't see any proof that the new user has stated his/her opinion to "mislead, deceive, disrupt, or undermine consensus". If there was any user that was being disruptive, I think it was someone else. --BorgQueen (talk) 17:08, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, you're correct on that. I probably could have been (strike that, should have been) more tactful. Handling it as I did was a bad idea, and you were correct to call me on that. Thank you for setting me straight on that. It is useful to have one's toes kept to the fire by others, and I thank you for bringing this up. I was in the wrong, and you were right to note it. --Jayron32 17:39, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Armstrong pic[edit]

I hope I didn't do anything wrong here [2], did I? It's the first time I add an image to the main page. (Actually, I considered this one, for the symbolism, but then I saw it wasn't actually Armstrong's but Aldrin's.) Fut.Perf. 20:53, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

It looks fine... --BorgQueen (talk) 20:58, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
I'm a bit curious why that image was chosen over the official portrait though. -- tariqabjotu 04:02, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
Feel free to exchange it if you prefer another, no problem with me. Fut.Perf. 10:18, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Not saying it was necessarily a full-blown conflict, but I feel it could've gotten pretty bad in there. Thanks for an excellent suggestion which in my view solved it very quickly, while maintaining NPOV, and allows me to sleep peacefully! Thanks. Activism1234 07:30, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Since Egeymi is the names of two cats, I would like to express my appreciation of your very civil and reasonable comments and views with this kitten. Thanks,

Egeymi (talk) 13:45, 29 August 2012 (UTC)



Rachael Corrie has been marked ready for about a day.


-- (talk) 20:46, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Clarification needed[edit]

Hello! Please see Wikipedia talk:In the news#Option D: Only the most recent blurb should have an image. Thanks! —David Levy 22:01, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Sorry David, I can't really focus on the issue since I am being distracted in real life. Can you please summarize here why suddenly my short one-sentence comment has become a subject of debate? Thanks. --BorgQueen (talk) 22:13, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
Actually, this pertains to option D's wording.
Kevin McE has interpreted "the most recent blurb" as a requirement to begin sorting same-date events by their exact times (and if "the most recent" one occurred an hour later than another one did, only it would be eligible for illustration).
Conversely, given that idea's impracticality and irrelevance to the issue under discussion, I assume that you meant "a blurb with the most recent date" (with the understanding that we would continue placing the illustrated item above others with the same date). —David Levy 22:31, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
What does it have to do with me? I am not the one who wrote option D. --BorgQueen (talk) 22:49, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
Yikes! I somehow confused you with Jayron32 (and believed that you initiated the straw poll). I apologize for the error and the inconvenience caused. —David Levy 23:17, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
Kevin McE has interpreted "the most recent blurb" as a requirement to begin sorting same-date events by their exact times (and if "the most recent" one occurred an hour later than another one did, only it would be eligible for illustration).
No: I interpreted "chronological" as meaning "in order of time". Kevin McE (talk) 10:16, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
Those two statements aren't mutually exclusive. Feel free to cite any specific inaccuracies in mine. (But please do it on my talk page or yours, as BorgQueen already has been inconvenienced by my error.) —David Levy 13:46, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

A question[edit]

BorgQueen, there is a notice in the box for T. al Hashimi, stating no blurb specified. And you deleted the blurb. Can you please explain? Thanks, Egeymi (talk) 21:40, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

It must have been an editing mistake; restored now. Next time there is no need to ask me, just restore it yourself. --BorgQueen (talk) 02:23, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
BorgQueen, it was my first nomination. So I could not figure out. Thanks,Egeymi (talk) 05:35, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

ITN Libya[edit]

can you add "attacked by mobs"?(Lihaas (talk) 12:23, 12 September 2012 (UTC)).

RE: Italics[edit]

I saw that. I was going on that others had previously done so, didnt know the duideline you cited. Thx.Lihaas (talk) 13:29, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Blurb typo[edit]

Thanks for posting. Needs to be victims - plural. Can you modify? Thanks. Leaky Caldron 20:34, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

ITN Spain[edit]


Please take a look at Pro-independence protest in Catalonia. It's marked ready.


--IP98 (talk) 23:06, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Recent Deaths[edit]

Hi. I am rather frustrated. The suggestion to institute a "recent deaths" ticker has been discussed three times on ITN/Talk. Once informally, now archived. And a second and third time with a formal RfC and even an entirely redundant question after the RfC as to whether its conclusion should be implemented. All three questions showed a strong consensus in favor of the change. Please let me know what else needs to be done, assuming you or someone else cannot simply implement it now. If you can and will implement it yourself, please consider doing so with the recently archived Peter Lougheed nomination, although that may also merit a full listing at ITN. I will watch here. Thanks. μηδείς (talk) 04:54, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

ITN Candidates[edit]

Could you check the nomination of September 19? I was unfairly treated and attacked. Timothyhere (talk) 17:01, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Main page balance[edit]

Have you got a widescreen monitor? I'd have to find my manual to tell what my monitor's aspect ratio is.--Chaser (talk) 17:04, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I am using a widescreen monitor at the moment. But I've been told that other factors could also affect it. --BorgQueen (talk) 17:44, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
I'm seeing it on another monitor now. It looks good.--Chaser (talk) 02:21, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Paddy Roy Bates[edit]

Hi BorgQueen,

I just wanted to tell you that even though I advocated pulling the item, I think you were right to post it. At the time, there was consensus to post. I disagree with comments like "another error by BorgQueen", and hope you don't take them personally. Thanks for helping out at ITN.

Cheers, --IP98 (talk) 23:04, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

I second that! --Jethro B 23:15, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for the notes. I am just being busy in real life at the moment. I've been an admin here since 2006 and acquired a thick hide as a result. :D --BorgQueen (talk) 03:17, 15 October 2012 (UTC)


Hi, just a quick feedback on the most recent Template:ITN post: UCI was not who decided to strip these titles. It merely decided not to contest the recommendation by USADA to ban and strip in arbitration. NYTimes has it right. --hydrox (talk) 13:37, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Never mind, I'll bring it up on the nomination page and see if someone can come up with a better blurb.. --hydrox (talk) 13:41, 22 October 2012 (UTC)


Hi BorgQueen. Could you please take a little bit care of the user μηδείς and his offensive comments against me on ITN/C? There is really no reason to tolerate comment in which someone calls me "invalid" claiming something that is even not true. If this is the way how the editors should talk to each other on the English Wikipedia, then it would be better to live it and find a more prominent place to do something. Thanks. Best regards.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 00:11, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Well, if he really called you "invalid" for whatever reason, I agree that it is unacceptable. However I am taking a sort of wikibreak these days, so you might want to contact someone else to assist you. I hope you would understand. Best regards, --BorgQueen (talk) 01:05, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Name on watchlist[edit]

It wasn't until I saw your name pop up on my watchlist that I realized I hadn't seen it in a while. Glad you haven't given up completely. Cheers. --Floquenbeam (talk) 22:02, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

ITN credit[edit]

Hi BorgQueen. Thank you for posting the article I updated. Could I trouble you to give the nominator and me an ITN credit? Cheers! —Bloom6132 (talk) 22:19, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Category:Association football clubs by capital[edit]

대사관(Embassy)에서 보고 요청(request) 드립니다. ko:위키백과:삭제 토론/분류:수도별 축구단를 참조하시고 이 분류를 CfD에 올려봐주실 수 있나요? 이유는 '축구와 수도와의 특별한 속성을 알 수 없으며 과잉 분류 (overcategorizing?)' 이면 될 것 같습니다.--Altostratus (talk) 13:09, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Proposal at TAFI talk[edit]

A discussion that may interest you is occurring at Wikiproject TAFI's talk page at: Proposal: use Theo's Little Bot to automate the schedule and queue. Northamerica1000(talk) 12:24, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

File:Babri rearview.jpg[edit]

You deleted this as there is a file with the same name on commons, but there is not. The one on commons was also deleted as apparently it was a copyvio or higher resolution pictures exist. Can it be restored under fair use? Darkness Shines (talk) 18:59, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

File:Water hieroglyph.png listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Water hieroglyph.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 21:31, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Million Award[edit]

Million award logo.svg The Million Award
For your contributions to bring Durian (estimated annual readership: 1,210,000) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 15:50, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

The Million Award is a new initiative to recognize the editors of Wikipedia's most-read content; you can read more about the award and its possible tiers (Quarter Million Award, Half Million Award, and Million Award) at Wikipedia:Million Award. You're also welcome to display this userbox:

Million award logo.svg This user won the Million Award for bringing Durian to Featured Article status.

If I've made any error in this listing, please don't hesitate to correct it; if for any reason you don't feel you deserve it, please don't hesitate to remove it; if you know of any other editor who merits one of these awards, please don't hesitate to give it; if you yourself deserve another award from any of the three tiers, please don't hesitate to take it!

I have to add that I think durian may be the world's foulest food. But that doesn't mean I admire your hard work here any less! Cheers, -- Khazar2 (talk) 15:50, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Why, thank you so much. Folks here keep inventing new awards -- some are lame but I like this one! --BorgQueen (talk) 15:09, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
My pleasure, and thanks! -- Khazar2 (talk) 15:14, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:The Demolished Man.jpg[edit]


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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Help with Protected Topic ?[edit]

Dear Mr. BQ, I am inexperienced and unable to determine how to make an addition to a 'protected' topic. Since you seemed to be describing or administering the situation I hope you can educate me as to who to communicate with, etc. to get the addition made. The topic is [1] and I have made my minor request (with ref) at the end of the Talk there. Thank you for your help Wildlatin (talk) 17:46, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Literary Criticism[edit]


Depending on your opinion of/tolerance for Ayn Rand, you might find her Romantic Manifesto and her posthumous The Art of Fiction interesting reading. (Both books originated in the 1960's, so very recent literature will be missed, and modernism/postmodernism is given short shrift). The first book is a collection of essays on aesthetics, not all focused solely on literature, but commenting on naturalism versus romanticism, from Victor Hugo to Mickey Spillane.

The second book is a transcript of a ten part lecture series on fiction writing. It goes into detailed criticisms of good and bad writing, with excerpts from authors like Thomas Mann and Sinclair Lewis. The principles apply today. If you benefit from those works there are also academic works like What Art Is and others.

μηδείς (talk) 19:01, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! --BorgQueen (talk) 19:32, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Water hieroglyph.png listed for deletion[edit]

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