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Prep[edit]

It has 4/7 bolded bios which doesn't strike me as too much at all, especially in the circumstances. If I moved one to another queue, someone might move it back again to finish it off. I presume the Bruce Springsteen song and the mosque don't count. Blanco's image wasn't even him so that's why I used it. There must be better images–I see they're even submitting maps now... also it is taking me forever to load a page right now so I hope this saves easily. Please archive your talk page when you have time. --candlewicke 20:27, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

The image can't be used if there is a copyright problem. But, like you said, they can be swapped when more are reviewed–at least they're not all-American male bios like I saw on the Main Page once. There is a female and several countries are represented by the bios. Also, there is now a port to go with the mosque and the song so hopefully that helps. --candlewicke 20:48, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

WP:OVERLINK[edit]

Context suggests that policy applies to articles, not necessarily to other items on Wikipedia. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:52, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

I'm saying it does no harm. When was the last time that article was linked from the Main Page? I suspect it isn't featured (in any way) as often as it ought to be, considering the quality and depth of the article. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:57, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

PS - I think the "next queue" needs to be updated to "4" (since 3 was just promoted), but I've been out of action here for so long that I do not know how the current system functions (though I have a general understanding from poking around a bit). --EncycloPetey (talk) 04:05, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Hi, I just updated the DYK section because I noticed it was overdue. However I have no idea how to go about crediting the nominators. Where do I find this information? Thanks — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 10:28, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

The information is in the credits section of the queue page. But I see that Gatoclass has already taken care of it anyway. --BorgQueen (talk) 10:40, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 10:40, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
(edit conflict) I've done it for you. All you need to do is right-click on the "give" link after the user's name, copy the name of the article into the "article" field, and hit "Save".
You should also manually copy the previous update to the archives after doing the credits. I've also done that for you this time. Thanks for your help. Gatoclass (talk) 10:42, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
I might be blind, but I'm not seeing a "Credits" section on Template:Did you know/Queue ... — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 10:44, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Ah! Here! — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 10:46, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
You got it :) Gatoclass (talk) 10:54, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Hiya BQ as you put one of my Articles on the DYK page(I was very excited) & as you're so lovely, could you please send me the script to add "This user has written or expanded X DYK articles on Wikipedia" ? I don't get out much & it will make my day. Thanks Steve Bowen (talk) 11:49, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Thank-You Very Much BQ Steve Bowen (talk) 18:18, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Flash-lamp[edit]

right|100px Thanks for all the help on this article. And you thought I was not paying attention. I do have my senior moments though. AND thanks also for entering the Wikipedia:DYKSTATS. Because it was the first in the queue it did indeed get alot of attention. --Doug Coldwell talk 18:43, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

More Than Weird[edit]

Hi BorgQueen! I wrote a page about a young adult novel called more than weird. Here's the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_than_weird Could you edit it please? I asked Black Falcon to do it but he hasn't yet. Thanks! Neptunekh2 (talk) 23:36, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

NASA GAR[edit]

hi BorgQueen, I just wanted to let you know that the main NASA article is undergoing a Good Article Review. Most of the gruntwork is done now, and the article could use a fresh set of eyes to copy edit it, add more materiel, and offer suggestions and feedback. If you have a chance, I would appreciate it if you could take a look. Thanks!
Ω (talk) 23:45, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Preps[edit]

Hi, they're full right now. :) --candlewicke 00:18, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Iceland and the European Union[edit]

Is it ready for ITN? Or more needed? --candlewicke 04:57, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

There is no rush. I was just trying to stop this "drought". :) --candlewicke 13:50, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Apologies[edit]

I have just completed my 72 hour block, and I would like to apologize for anything I have done wrong, and it will not happen again. As for my future on this site, I will not be editing the current events pages for sometime, unless they are needed. Other than that, I will be editing other pages. Thank you, and again, my apologies. --Radiokid1010 (talk) 07:06, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

My comment at WT:DYK[edit]

Apologies if you misunderstood my comment at WT:DYK. I was commenting that a lot of people are not happy with the way the system runs, for better or worse, and that blaming Wizardman for saying what other editors may be thinking isn't exactly fair. I am more than aware of how difficult arranging an update is, but editors who impatiently wait for their hooks to be verified don't. \ Backslash Forwardslash / {talk} 12:53, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Recent additions[edit]

I must not have found the correct source document since you had to redo my edit. I found what I posted from the move out of Prep area 2, here, with User:Gatoclass edit comment "copied to Queue 5" following. I did not know further editing sometimes takes place there so I should have used this. Is that right? Newportm (talk) 14:47, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

ITN-Update[edit]

Could you please, as the main updater of Template:In the news/Next update/Time, comment on my suggestion at Template talk:ITN-Update? Thanks — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 15:09, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Adelaide Steamship Company[edit]

You are coordially invited to the launch of the Adelaide Steamship Company page. Pdfpdf (talk) 12:31, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Nice article! But sorry, I am not really interested in the area. --BorgQueen (talk) 14:49, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
My apologies. (Guess I got my wires crossed.) Pdfpdf (talk) 00:59, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

File:Solar Eclipse July 22 2009 Varanasi.jpg[edit]

I wouldn't use this image if I were you - looking at the uploader's previous images, he has claimed clearly copyrighted images as his own before - I have deleted and tagged some this morning. Black Kite 11:12, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, I thought so. --BorgQueen (talk) 12:39, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Re: grosgrain article[edit]

Cool?!?!?! I think?! What to make of this- is it a good thing or not? I'll presume, tentalively, good. PS- happy to co-credit/acknowledge any other contributors. Cheers!Starstylers (talk) 10:41, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Foreign relations of Morocco[edit]

I saw you reverted an intermediate edit I made. What I was starting to do is

  • Break up the big table by region (Maghreb, Middle East, Europe, US, Rest of world)
  • Convert table entries to sections, generally more readable and easier to edit
  • Reshuffle the article so the existing text for each region and the content for each country in the region is in one section
  • Bring in brief summaries for each country

I had done that, tried to save and hit the conflict. Any problem if I start over again? Aymatth2 (talk) 14:35, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

  • Didn't think of that, so lost a few minutes of mechanical work. You can see how it is now - still not finished, but I think better organized like this. Aymatth2 (talk) 14:47, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
  • I will leave it for now. The content still needs a lot of work, but I think the structure is better. Aymatth2 (talk) 14:57, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Images on main page[edit]

We've got two pictures of planets on the main page. They're different planets (Mars and Venus) but look quite similar. Have you got an alternative for a different hook? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 15:20, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

I suspect a vandal[edit]

I need some help. I think User:97.104.228.128 has Vandalized page Temple Christian School (Titusville, Florida)here is the link to show you [1] his only contributions are only two edits on Temple Chritian School (Titusville, Florida)Parker1297 (talk) 14:41, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Giant Panda[edit]

Paragraph added. Is the video OK? I'm not sure ITN uses them as frequently as DYK. --candlewicke 19:09, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

ITN Update re: India's Sub[edit]

Thanks for making the change, it is much appreciated! --Dbo789 (talk) 05:08, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

ITN for Kyrgyzstani presidential election, 2009[edit]

Cheers. Otumba (talk) 15:54, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

DYK for MV Horizon-1[edit]

Hi! Thanks a lot for your contribution.CeeGee (talk) 18:01, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Format consistency conflict...[edit]

...you just beat me to it. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 19:41, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi i have a question[edit]

How could a hook from the article Pyrrhotite be promoted and appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 24 July 2009 if it doesn't have all the DYK requirements. From what i know it has to be a non-stub article but this one is unassessed. Mario1987 12:28, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

I know the article is not a stub but it is unnassesesd in the means that it is part of the WP:Geology but This article has not yet received a rating on the project's quality scale. Mario1987 12:38, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
Doesn't it have to be assessed? Mario1987 12:41, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

ITN for Abdelkader Belliraj[edit]

Current events globe On 28 July, 2009, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article Abdelkader Belliraj, which you substantially updated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the In the news candidates page.

--Otumba (talk) 18:43, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for improving the article, and for the ITN tag on my talk page. Otumba (talk) 18:45, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Sorry...[edit]

...for the edit on prep 1, I clicked "edit" before you placed the inuse tag and have only noticed it after saving. Regards SoWhy 10:07, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

On the same topic: I have now tried to do a queue of my own (see here). Since you are probably the most clueful person around DYK, would you mind looking over it and telling me whether it's okay and what mistakes I made? Regards SoWhy 13:53, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Kedarnath Wild Life Sanctuary[edit]

quick flag, as i have to dash. You are keen on the above article, sitting at the bottom of DYK, but you might want to check the sources for plagiarism / close paraphrasing before you proceed - i looked at one, and it rang alarm bells. just a warning. hamiltonstone (talk) 06:40, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

As an author it is diffiuclt to decipher exactly where all the paraphrasing has been uncomfortably close to the original references. I read the article carefully and made some changes in the text, wherever I could percieve. I might still have missed some (difficult to discern by the author). I would be happy to make more amends where the paraphrising is still not in order. A reviewer is in a better position to exactly pinpoint the required changes. Please suggest further changes required to be done. Thanks.--Nvvchar (talk) 04:28, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi again. Yeah I am fine thanks, I have just checked WP for the first time since mid-June. I have just found myself very busy and without the time or inclination to become involved with the project. In about a month I should hopefully have a bit more of both and I will try to return as a regular contributor. Cheers - Dumelow (talk) 20:05, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Just a Comment[edit]

Hey, I noticed all your great work at T:DYK/P1 and T:DYK/Q. Just wondering...are you sure that the hook about Where's Herb couldn't be reserved for April Fool's? I mean, it is a great hook...Nice work, and try to leave the rest of us something to do! :P Cheers, I'mperator 20:06, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Wikibreaks galore[edit]

Hello, does this mean you're not on Wikibreak anymore or are you going again? I hope my comments haven't been perceived negatively but there is very little input at ITN. I have checked the contributions of some of those who know their way around there and some such as Spencer, Tone, Daviessimo, etc haven't edited this month. What do you think should be done? --candlewicke 15:50, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

OK, I will begin when I have some time (which unfortunately isn't right now). --candlewicke 15:56, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
Could you please and thank you give your opinion on the following nominations: Altinum (July 31 between the two deaths). --candlewicke 17:06, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
I have some concerns about the HIV article being incredibly detailed and not wanting to overwhelm it with recentism. Also I am not sure if the plague is internationally significant and is maybe (at the moment) just a local headline story which is attracting attention because it is the plague. It does not seem to compare to swine flu. I will look at HIV though and see if I can work something in without encountering difficulty. --candlewicke 17:16, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
Ah yes, I will do Russia. --candlewicke 17:17, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, I am just in the process of writing this one and it says here that the deal will be agreed in November? Will it not therefore be nominated again then? "A definitive agreement detailing the status of the proposed base and Russia's existing Kant base will be signed by November." Also, language-wise (the italics), "No specifics on the location of the base or the amount of troops were given, but the document signed Saturday by the leaders of the two countries indicated that Russia may be allowed to deploy the equivalent of a battalion. Media reports have suggested a base could be set up in Batken province, near the border with Uzbekistan." I am not sure that this is up to the usual standard but I will continue if you approve, although I could alternatively move it to WP:ITN/FE and note this at the nomination. --candlewicke 17:32, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Not really a big deal[edit]

But on Seal Hunting, I think a partial protect would have worked. Seems to be an IP address doing most of the edit warring. But, meh. I just noted it when making sure I wasn't consider one of the "Warring parties" :P Paranormal Skeptic (talk) 17:38, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

We normally don't use semiprotection for edit warring, since it will give an unfair advantage to those with accounts. And no, the IP was only one of several. --BorgQueen (talk) 18:16, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Scott Speicher[edit]

I looked at that too but it is the discovery of the first casualty of the Gulf War which, when compared to the death of the last person who experienced WWI, seemed quite small. There is also the Buddhist relics discovery but the article on the desert isn't very good (entire paragraphs and sections without references, two inline citations and an update tag at the bottom). --candlewicke 18:41, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Is that wise? I do try to catch people's attention on occasion but people don't usually like it or take it the wrong way. The idea of two users collaborating to create a drama... Face-surprise.svg Have there been any gay pride events lately? That usually gets them going. Face-smile-big.svg --candlewicke 18:57, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
The headline says "alleged" and, like you said, there have been no convictions. --candlewicke 19:09, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
Drama? Controversy? I can just imagine the complaints now: "Australian shock jock Kyle Sandilands is dismissed as a television judge on Australian Idol after a lie detector stunt sees a 14-year-old girl say she was raped so her mother could claim Pink tickets." Oh well... --candlewicke 21:20, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Hasan Nuhanović[edit]

Thanks for notifying me about the reference to the Hasan Nuhanović article in Do You Know. Opbeith (talk) 10:22, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

ITN[edit]

Thanks, it has been updated at last. :) --candlewicke 16:00, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

I hope to do so when I get some time. Have you noticed that 2009 Gojra riots now has two supports as well if you want to post another ITN? --candlewicke 16:16, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

ITN for plague[edit]

Thought u might like one of these :) Ashish-g55 17:47, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

bah! how do u get it to say which you "nominated" Ashish-g55 17:49, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
I fixed it. Smile.png --candlewicke 18:12, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

My double nomination[edit]

Hi, would you please help me out here? I submitted my own DYK double nomination which is now at queue. My hook highlited two brand new articles. It read originally:

Both articles were fairly elaborate. However, at this moment, while still in queue, only one article remained and is featured there, while the other one, for which I cared even more, has been cut out and discarded. I hope it was not intentional. Please take a look at it.[2] Thanks in advance. --Poeticbent talk 05:51, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
Cc.: User talk:Gatoclass

P.S.: Here's the link to the first original edit by Allen3 reducing a double nomination down to a single one.[3] --Poeticbent talk 06:06, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip. I will most certainly contact Allen3 now, but I contacted you before I traced down his original edit, that's you're the first to receive an update. And, here's the permanent link to Queue 1 where only my one article (second from the top) is featured. Thanks. --Poeticbent talk 06:27, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

P.S.: Please check what Gatoclass said. [4] This is a bit more complex than I thought. --Poeticbent talk 06:45, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

ITNs ready now[edit]

I have updated 2009 Sudanese nomadic conflicts and Indigenous peoples of the Americas (Bolivia). --candlewicke 14:45, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Fixed now. --candlewicke 15:00, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
Yes, sorry. Please be patient. --candlewicke 15:37, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
Um no, I was taking my time to carefully submit some comments to an AfD (which hopefully won't be misunderstood) and to carefully oppose the latest American shooting. But I do agree with you that the Tel Aviv ITN is notable enough. :D --candlewicke 15:52, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
I think though that there is still just about perhaps some space for a B article like Tel Aviv thanks to the TFA? ;) --candlewicke 15:54, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

ITN for HIV[edit]

Current events globe On 5 August, 2009, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article HIV, which you recently nominated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the In the news candidates page.

I don't think you got this. --candlewicke 18:41, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Help with "No MOVE option available"[edit]

Hi, I've been directed to you (User_talk:Drilnoth#No_MOVE_option_available) as the person that may have put a move-inhibit on article Joaquín Guzmán. The matter came about as I was trying to standardize the names of Mexican Drug War drug lords who, as virtually all Mexicans do, ordinarilly have 2 last names (see here --> [Category:Mexican Drug War]), and are ordinarilly so tracked by law enforcement agencies (example: http://www.state.gov/p/inl/narc/rewards/c27667.htm ).

Can you help either by unblocking the Move operation for this article (and I will proceed with the move of Joaquín Guzmán TO Joaquín Guzmán Loera myself) or by performing the operation yourself (thanks!)? This should bring consitency amongst these articles. Thanks, Rob99324 (talk) 19:18, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Where did you get the page view statistics for August 2009 for Venera 4 and the other hooks because Henrik's tool only shows 200907? Thanks in advance. Mario1987 19:58, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Here. --BorgQueen (talk) 01:46, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

ITN candidates[edit]

Hi, are this and this good enough? I have some other nominations at ITN/C too but nobody replied so I thought I'd just ask for your thoughts on these ones. --candlewicke 00:06, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Seo Hui[edit]

Dear BorgQueen, Seo Hui was written/expanded by Historiographer and Caspain blue. The refs in the bio are in Korean language. I know that you are a native speaker of Korean. Can you verify the hook? (See "Articles created/expanded on August 6" on Template talk:Did you know) You can also read the discussion here. Have a nice day! AdjustShift (talk) 14:58, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Done. That was a terribly boring stuff to read, btw. zzz --BorgQueen (talk) 15:17, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
Haha. AdjustShift (talk) 15:26, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Foreign relations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Foreign relations of Rwanda ITN plus Chad–Libya relations ITN and your nomination 2009 Nouakchott suicide bombing[edit]

Hi. These are ready if you see this and they haven't been posted, etc. --candlewicke 20:57, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Posted. But now Chad–Libya relations is updated if it hasn't been posted and you want to, etc. etc. --candlewicke 00:18, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
Note: Your nomination 2009 Nouakchott suicide bombing has now been expanded if you wish to post this as well. --candlewicke 01:45, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

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ITN for 2009 Nouakchott suicide bombing[edit]

Current events globe On 14 August, 2009, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article 2009 Nouakchott suicide bombing, which you recently nominated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the In the news candidates page.

Eventually got there. :D --candlewicke 03:12, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi. I wonder whether you've checked the amazing number of new people at ITN/C. As a long term contributor, you may want to leave a comment. --Tone 20:02, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Trust me Borg, I think you'll be glad you weren't here for this day. Oh, btw, ITN is now being watched... Apparently we're now a cabal of our own. I'll take that as a badge of honour. Can anyone create a relevant userbox? :) Otumba (talk) 21:53, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I am still in holiday and I think the timing was convenient. :-) I try very hard to stay away from that kind of wiki-politics. --BorgQueen (talk) 21:57, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
Wise, I will take that advice to heart. Oh, are you a member of the cabal? [5] :D Otumba (talk) 22:01, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
After reading our article on Cabal, I would say I probably am not; I do sometimes promote my own agenda but not in a secretive or persistent way. In general, I let other people do what they want to do here, as long as they don't harm the project in an obvious way. Personally I don't see much harm in featuring U.S.-centric items from time to time. --BorgQueen (talk) 22:19, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
You know someone is in a cabal when they deny it. I made an addition at Wikipedia:List of cabals#In The News cabal based on the AN/I discussion, which made me chuckle a few times. Kennedy would have gone up back in my day without question, though Howard the Duck would assert that I'm a unreformed pro-US inclusionist, but ITN now is sunshine-and-lollipops compared to the situation back when Pharos and I went tooth and nail against the trio that ruled the candidates page who believed the point of the candidates page was to prevent admins from posting items. Heh. I'll be sure to bring the popcorn and make myself comfortable if this RfC people are talking about on WT:ITN actually happens. - BanyanTree 00:25, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
can someone explain to me whats so suspicious about working on main page items. someone posted me on admin notice board for the kennedy thing for same reason. that i work on main page a lot. wth. and now u put similar thing in the cabal. what in the world is so suspicious about working on main page... wikipedia is all voluntary! -- Ashish-g55 23:06, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
I think, having come here to see where the possessor of this talk page had gotten to in recent times, that I am very glad that I wasn't there to see that unfold either and I still haven't managed to read it all. I also think, Ashishg, that BanyanTree was being humorous (but, even if he wasn't, then I suspect I and several others are also guilty of lurking around the Main Page areas, daring to respond to inquisitive users, committing the most cold-blooded and heartless reviews left, right and centre using all sorts of horrendous, harmful, opining, unspeakable words...) --candlewicke 02:01, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
no i know he was being humorous but i just wanna know what the suspicion is about lol. that we are automatic main page bots or something? maybe my english has gotten really bad but the word suspiciously makes no sense to me in this particular context. -- Ashish-g55 03:06, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
Wait, I just remembered that I've nominated and/or posted a couple of US-centric items myself. Does that make me an enemy of the cabal? Scary! :-D --BorgQueen (talk) 10:09, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
Oh no... I've done a shooting and a plane crash and nominated Les Paul all in the same year... I guess I'm not part of it then either. I'm too pro-having the US on ITN to be of any use to them. I suppose we can join forces to be anti-pro-anti-idea of US bias collaborators together. --candlewicke 19:00, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

How about this for the ITN picture? I'm aware that it's further down but the current one is a crest of arms (and the Gabonese one at that—we must stamp out this Gabon-centrism which is threatening to destroy ITN!) and this is a more popular event going by the page views which I saw him still feature in earlier. Should I suggest it on the ITN talk page? --candlewicke 19:00, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

By the way, thank goodness? It must've been an awful holiday. --candlewicke 19:02, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
The picture may be copyvio. I enjoyed the trip but I had to deal with certain challenges... --BorgQueen (talk) 19:10, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
Oh. Well I hope you successfully overcame them. --candlewicke 20:33, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

2009 Ciudad Juárez rehab center attack[edit]

This is ready just in case it is forgotten. --candlewicke 14:52, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Happy Labor Day![edit]

Dear colleague, I just want to wish you a happy, hopefully, extended holiday weekend and nice end to summer! Your friend, --A NobodyMy talk 06:07, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Re: ITN for 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot[edit]

Thank you. HonouraryMix (talk) 12:39, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

More ITNs[edit]

Hello, I have completed three ITNs so far today if you want to post any of them please and thank you (if they haven't been posted already). They are Niger River, LGBT rights in Uruguay and 2009 Sierra Leone shipwreck. I also wonder if you have an opinion on the Indian schoolgirl stampede and if too few of them died. And—am I doing too many ITNs? --candlewicke 02:43, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for the encouragement, it means a lot. :) --candlewicke 17:28, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

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More ITNs[edit]

Hello, today I did Vladimir Voronin, Lebanon (film) and 2009 Taldykorgan fire. Thank you. --candlewicke 02:51, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Brain GAR notice[edit]

Brain has been nominated for a good article reassessment. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to good article quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article. Reviewers' concerns are here.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 03:01, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Chocolate[edit]

Hello,

Your 1-month protection on Chocolate expired on September 10. Since then, the article suffers from chronic IP vandalism again (I can already see 7 revertion in its history. Could you please have a look and see if a longer semi-protection would be adequate?

Thanks, Calimo (talk) 09:16, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

A favor[edit]

Hi, BorgQueen. May I ask you a favor with your Korean ability? I've been working on the Gyeongju article after it has fallen into the realm of WP:FARC. Reviewers want to check on reliability and verifiability of the Korean sources that I've used, but well they don't know Korean. So if you have a spare time, could you review the references and leave your assessment on the sources to here? I would greatly appreciate if you help me. Thanks.--Caspian blue 12:27, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:Elvis Presley 1970 cropped.jpg[edit]

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If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Vancouver Outlaw (Speak) 01:31, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

ITN for Noordin Mohammad Top[edit]

Current events globe On 17 September 2009, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article Noordin Mohammad Top, which you recently nominated and substantially updated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the candidates page.

--candlewicke 19:23, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! --BorgQueen (talk) 19:25, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome. Can you check if the Du Jun and José Manuel Barroso nominations are ready to post now please? --candlewicke 01:20, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

ITNs going, going, nearly gone, clinging for dear life[edit]

Eh, hello, did you get the message above? :) Barroso is especially old now (September 16) and has support but he won't be able to last much longer before he gives up. Du Jun is under September 18 and isn't getting any younger either (I can't recall something being nominated twice and having no comment about the actual nomination on both occasions). I have asked others but alas no response so far and you seem to be online so I thought I would try again... :-o --candlewicke 04:28, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I am not really interested... --BorgQueen (talk) 06:55, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
OK, sorry to have bothered, thought you had missed the message. :) --candlewicke 08:20, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Precious (film)[edit]

Is that enough of an update? --candlewicke 20:41, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

I noticed that template although I'm not familiar with them all and don't know when they are all held. Which would you say are the most important? --candlewicke 21:54, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
I would say we should add Berlin as well if we add Toronto. --BorgQueen (talk) 21:59, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Please see this thread in which a hook that you were involved in promoting is being discussed. Cheers,--Giants27(c|s) 02:04, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Stella Obasanjo[edit]

Stella has been updated now. --candlewicke 11:19, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Irina Bokova[edit]

Irina has been updated now. --candlewicke 19:41, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

2009 Australian dust storm[edit]

Is it long enough now? --candlewicke 10:11, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Could you add Canberra to the Main Page as well please? It hit there first but Sydney took all the headlines. Article updated. --candlewicke 13:49, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

a favor[edit]

Would you consider nominating an article for "Did you know?" I just created an article on the Chicken tax, and don't quite get how to go about nominating the article. Thanks.842U (talk) 13:31, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Please try asking this user instead. He's really kind. --BorgQueen (talk) 13:33, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

2009 Korba chimney collapse[edit]

Ready? --candlewicke 00:59, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Can you post this one please? :) --candlewicke 11:17, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
I am not really interested.. --BorgQueen (talk) 11:19, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
OK, sorry didn't know. --candlewicke 11:23, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Ertuğrul Osman[edit]

Does he meet the requirements now? --candlewicke 19:46, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Hmmm... well, he has just died (or at least the BBC are only reporting now). There has not yet been tributes or funeral arrangements. But how he died and who he was with are available. --candlewicke 19:52, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
Done. --candlewicke 21:40, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
Added. --candlewicke 22:37, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Persecution of albinism[edit]

Ready. --candlewicke 00:58, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

It has been supported. --candlewicke 08:05, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Jane Ellen Harrison.jpg[edit]

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Guinness[edit]

Thanks! :D Don't worry, neither do I. ;) I think it is used as a ploy to trap unsuspecting tourists, it is amazing how many of them holiday in Ireland because of brands like Guinness and U2. And I find it quite funny when celebrities, in their attempts to make themselves feel wanted, say how much they love Guinness and how great and wonderful it is to be in Guinness country—I wonder what they would do without it. :) --candlewicke 18:14, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Alicia de Larrocha[edit]

She's ready I think. --candlewicke 01:44, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Do you have an opinion on her? :D --candlewicke 12:05, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Aruba and Palau nominations plus Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela[edit]

Could you check these under 25 September please if you have any time? :) --candlewicke 23:36, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Also Bank of the South under 27 September. --candlewicke 23:50, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Lajja[edit]

Hi,

I saw a problem on a wiki article and thought you could help. I am picking you as a random administrator (Or rather, the only one I have talked to before). There is this wiki article on the famous controversial novel Lajja by Taslima Nasreen. Well, the page was about the novel till Aug 9. Then suddenly an IP replaced its contents with stuff copied from Lajja (film). It stayed like that till today when I noticed. As another page about the film exists, I have reverted to the old form of the page - I hope I did the right thing. I am really sad that such things go unnoticed on wikipedia for so long. I would be happy if you could watch the page, as I am active only on Malayalam Wikipedia

--Raziman T V (talk) 02:22, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Cookie[edit]

Supreme Court[edit]

Thanks for helping sort this one out. Have you enjoyed your enforced lesson on matters of UK constitutional law?! I think it's impossible to explain in a short sentence, even though it's my job to try and explain legal things! Regards, BencherliteTalk 17:02, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Tee hee, you're welcome. Thanks for your lecture too. --BorgQueen (talk) 17:04, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
No problem; that will be 100 guineas, please. My clerks will be in touch to arrange your payment... BencherliteTalk 17:09, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
(fainted) --BorgQueen (talk) 17:11, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
The sentence now implies that the House of Lords no longer exists, when in fact only its judicial function has been replaced by the Supreme Court. --94.189.159.22 (talk) 17:12, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
Someone then changed it to "replacing the House of Lords as the nation's highest judicial body", which wasn't exactly right as per WP:ERRORS, and so I've changed that to "replacing the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords". I think I'll go and lie down now, or perhaps carry on working. BencherliteTalk 17:21, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
Sounds good to me, though of course you could've also just put a fullstop after "established" :-) --94.189.159.22 (talk) 17:43, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

September ITN archive[edit]

Hello, I should be able to have it done this weekend. I hadn't thought it was so well liked! :-) --candlewicke 19:57, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Ooh... mmm... I have to go to bed. I usually do them separately though (and I think you won this month—again!—anyway) Has taken me most of the night to do what I did, will look at it tomorrow. You could post 2009 northeastern Sicily floods and mudslides while you wait. ;) --candlewicke 04:38, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

AN/I notice[edit]

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ITNs[edit]

Updated both Irish referendum and Italian weather ITNs... --candlewicke 18:05, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Gibraltar balloons[edit]

In patrolling new image uploads I see you uploaded File:Gib nd.JPG without any source or licence. Did you actually mean to upload the file locally when the identical image already exists on the commons under the same name? I see from your upload summary you attempted to add description, source and licence but it did not work come through. I am sure you are well acquainted on how to fix it. Cheers ww2censor (talk)

Fixed now. Thanks for the notice, it saved me from embarassment. --BorgQueen (talk) 19:03, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Marek Edelman[edit]

You can post him now. I've also completed your other request and thank you for the lovely cookie. ;) --candlewicke 08:56, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Exceptionally powerful and newsworthy countries[edit]

I've never heard of them but what is your view on these? This IP believes Kenya is an inferior country and I'm inclined to disagree but wish to avoid an edit war. I'm not even sure which is the "exceptionally powerful" one (China maybe?) or the "exceptionally newsworthy" one (NK perhaps?)... poor old Ban Ki-Moon has also somehow become involved in this rather complicated mix of international relations... --candlewicke 09:44, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I tend to agree with the anon... --BorgQueen (talk) 10:44, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Casuals United[edit]

I cannot believe that an article that's basically anadvertisement for a racist far-right hate group was given runtime on the main page. Shame on you! Shoemaker's Holiday Over 210 FCs served 12:58, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

A number of people disagreed, including the user who verified it. [6] I guess you are going to place the "shame" thing on them all now... --BorgQueen (talk) 13:07, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
You could easily have asked me to expand on my points on my talk page, or given me some notice, instead of deciding that people saying I didn't articulate my reason well enough was good enough reason to ignore my concerns completely. Advertisements for far-right hate groups - and the article contains no substantiative criticism, but quotes the organisation repeatedly - have no place on Wikipedia's Main Page. I accept the article's creation does not necessarily show malice - poor understanding of NPOV is ample to explain it - but it still should not have gone on the main page. Shoemaker's Holiday Over 210 FCs served 13:11, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
It is your responsibility to explain why you think it is "basically anadvertisement for a racist far-right hate group", especially when a number of people verified and thought it was okay. You might have a point, but that doesn't give you a right to say "shame on you" on the talk page of an admin who was not even involved in the verification process. Please read WP:CIVIL. --BorgQueen (talk) 13:21, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
Let's see. The fact put on the main page isn't even sourced, it makes unchallenged claims that Muslims are planning a jihad against England, thereby buying into the extremist racist views of the group, and it presents the protest which supposedly (but that is not sourced) led to the organisation's founding in terms that make it appear unambiguously wrong, when that is not established. This article is distinctly and completely anti-Muslim. You messed up big time. Shoemaker's Holiday Over 210 FCs served 14:54, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
You mean the person who verified the article "messed up big time", right? Anyway, the article has been removed from T:DYK, per your requests. I've notified the article creator to join the discussion. [7] --BorgQueen (talk) 14:58, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Obviously I refute User:Shoemaker's Holiday's arguments - see discussions elsewhere. But one point that arises is whether article editors can be notified in advance that an article has been nominated for DYK - I didn't know it had been, and was as surprised as anyone to see it on the Main Page. I'll take this up somewhere.... Ghmyrtle (talk) 15:40, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Refeature[edit]

No, I'm happy to let it pass. I was just pointing out how easy it is to remove DYKs you disagree with. I'll concentrate on writing my next DYK on Hope not Hate (I could even invite Shoemaker to contribute) and making sure the article survives AfD. I'll concentrate on uncontroversial DYKs for a while!  Francium12  18:58, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Erroneous Bot from an admin[edit]

Hi there. Would you please be so kind and look into this bot from this admin? His bot included a BLP article of a nigerian award winning actress into a porn-list-log. As wikipedia is being used nowadays by the media as a source, such an inclusion into a porn-log list not only has the power to potentially damage the reputation of the subject of the BLP, but also violates against existing US and international laws. Lastly, the erroneous bot also included the article in question into other log-lists that have nothing whatsover to do with the subject of the BLP. Anybody, admin or no admin, who is unable to properly use a bot, should not play around with bots. Your admin assistance is needed here please. Thank you. Amsaim (talk) 20:12, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

I replied on your talk page. --BorgQueen (talk) 20:16, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:ITN/C#October_3[edit]

Re. Wikipedia:ITN/C#October_3

I note that you wrote 'posting soon' on a couple of threads; please could you consider adding the Thekkady boat tragedy one listed there at the same time? I think it's good to go, and I think that it should go on ASAP while it is still current; if anything else is needed, please give me a shout on my talk. Cheers!  Chzz  ►  21:58, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Please reconsider this! I've worked on it a lot today, added lots of referencing. Today, the helmsman was arrested - so it is again 'fresh news' - I have updated the tag to reflect that, but I'm worried it has gone unnoticed, down there on the 3rd.
I've done everything asked, as soon as I was asked. If anything else is required, please let me know. Thanks again,  Chzz  ►  21:25, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Your note[edit]

Thanks for the note about the recent film hooks. One needs to change things up a bit to keep it interesting. There's only so many American football articles I could write before becoming bored with the subject. Thanks again. Cbl62 (talk) 01:10, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

regarding ITN and physic prize[edit]

Don't know what you mean by "properly updated", but they all three included data and updated suorces regarding the latest prize. True they could include more, but I didn't know if that is a direct requirement for being ITN AzaToth 10:45, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

I just checked first two articles, and they both lacked citations regarding the latest prize. Please see Wikipedia:In_the_news#Updated_content: "The decision as to when an item is updated 'enough' is subjective, but a five sentence update (with at minimum three references, not counting duplicates) has generally been considered more than sufficient, while a one sentence update is considered extremely questionable." --BorgQueen (talk) 10:58, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Ah, I see, I have to have read between the lines :) AzaToth 11:39, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Mercedes Sosa[edit]

Is she good enough now (under 4 October)? Argentina would still be in the middle of its national mourning period I think. --candlewicke 20:19, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

DYK update[edit]

Can you promote prep 1 to queue 5? The bot will take care of the rest. Shubinator (talk) 23:26, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Lady Emma Herbert would have worked; ah well. Shubinator (talk) 23:32, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Diameter to Radius?[edit]

I have to say that I found this change, based on the WP:ERRORS report at the time, a bit odd. Obviously, if the ring had a radius hundreds of times larger than Saturn's radius, it also has a diameter hundreds of times larger than Saturn's diameter (although I could suppose that the wording at the time could have been interpreted as the ring having a diameter hundreds of times that of the planet's radius). -- tariqabjotu 08:04, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

RE:ITN[edit]

Hey, just wondering; do you think that this should have the US president link to it? I unlinked it due to the whole sentence being one giant block of wikilink text. It's not a big issue, of course. Master of Puppets - Call me MoP! :D 16:25, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

It's really not a big deal to me, either. Personally, I think that people know enough about the U.S. president for it not to be linked in the hook; however, that's just me. Master of Puppets - Call me MoP! :D 16:30, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Armenia–Turkey relations[edit]

I think it is ready now. And thank you very much for "The Barnskull"! :) --candlewicke 23:33, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

The Barnskull has worked wonders. :-/ One more notable death in Ireland already—may be the biggest yet (this year at least). It's even the most popular story on CNN. --candlewicke 09:31, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

List of manned Mars mission plans in the 20th century[edit]

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2009 Pakistan Army General Headquarter attack[edit]

This is ready for posting now. --yousaf465' 14:45, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Could you post this please? We've been waiting some time and it has already been delayed one day. :) --candlewicke 17:36, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Were there two different article ? --yousaf465' 02:12, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

WP:ITN[edit]

Please revert your posting of the "Father Damien" item to allow discussion. Physchim62 (talk) 19:54, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Eh.... you will need to achieve consensus first. --BorgQueen (talk) 19:55, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Erm, like you did before posting… maybe you should just write ITN all by yourself, if that's your attitude! As you yourself have stated on many occasions, one of the main roles of ITN is to promote the improvement of the encyclopedia: you actions in the face of a fairly reasonable objection have completely bypassed that in favour of a piece that you yourself proposed. Physchim62 (talk) 20:02, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Well, I already explained to you why your rationale was invalid. Please try to understand how ITN works and cooperate with others rather than being disruptive. Thank you. --BorgQueen (talk) 20:06, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
I'm not being disruptive, I'm merely pointing out your personal double standards. You objected here, last Wednesday, to the inclusion of the Nobel Prize in Physics because you deemed that the articles were not sufficiently updated. You then propose a piece today, do a minimal update yourself (only a single reference was added in the 24 hours before you posted, and that was by yourself), and post it youself (with a blurb that you wrote yourself, not using the blub suggested by Tone) after I asked you to hold on. You then refuse to revert, saying I should gain consensus, and accuse me of not wanting to cooperate with others! I could make it up if I tried! Why don't you just revert, it would be much easier for everyone. Physchim62 (talk) 21:09, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
That reference has been removed anyway, because his canonization was planned long before and the article was already properly updated. The article appears to be constantly well maintained, due to the article's former FA status and the subject's fame. --BorgQueen (talk) 21:16, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Irish National Liberation Army[edit]

Expanded. --candlewicke 01:33, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Fixed. --candlewicke 01:52, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I am haunted by these errors. Why it could have been a P or an I or anything from 23 possible other letters but no, it had to be an E... :P --candlewicke 01:59, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
Good idea. Replaced. --candlewicke 02:16, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Current Portal[edit]

This [8], needs to be updated. --yousaf465' 05:39, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

An ITN is needed[edit]

Since there is such a shortage what do you think of John O'Donoghue? The article already has a section on his resignation. I've also nominated a-ha but I suspect it'll take forever to get any consensus to post it... --candlewicke 02:08, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I am not really interested in the former. As for the latter, yes, they used to be certainly famous in 1980s but I am fairly certain that most people here will regard the splitting as a trivial gossip at best. --BorgQueen (talk) 02:26, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
Perhaps you might want to update 2005 Sydney terrorism plot? That item looks far more interesting. --BorgQueen (talk) 02:31, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Father Damien[edit]

Surely we can't discriminate and surely we can't allow the inclusion of unimportant and insignificant information... --candlewicke 09:28, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

You mean, something like the info about Stephen Gately? :-D --BorgQueen (talk) 20:32, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

ITN for 2005 Sydney terrorism plot[edit]

Current events globe On 16 October 2009, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article 2005 Sydney terrorism plot, which you recently nominated and substantially updated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the candidates page.

--candlewicke 22:39, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. --BorgQueen (talk) 22:40, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
How eerily correct you were about the Daily Mail... how do you do it... I think you have cursed this particular death. :P --candlewicke 22:45, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I have a Death Note. :-D No, seriously, if I wanted to curse someone I would select someone more deserving than him. What has he done? Except perhaps he was having too much fun... --BorgQueen (talk) 22:55, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

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Fruitadens[edit]

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Thank you for the notice - the hook on the front page looks fine. J. Spencer (talk) 23:21, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Charles Mumbere[edit]

Are you going to post your Charles Mumbere nomination? --candlewicke 16:01, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

The problem is his kingdom is not a sovereign state, more of a cultural institution... Do you think it is good enough? --BorgQueen (talk) 16:07, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
Hmmm... well if anyone objected I am sure they would mention it and it would be taken down as usual. But there has been no objection so far. The crowning of a king of any kind seems important though. --candlewicke 16:24, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

La Familia Michoacana (drug cartel)[edit]

Cool, I never thought when I edited that section it would make the front page. A first for me, lol. I'm so proud of myself (j/k). jlcoving (talk) 17:57, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

2009 Cairo train collision[edit]

The article has been expanded. --candlewicke 17:16, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Los Maniceros massacre[edit]

The article has been expanded. --candlewicke 05:58, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

ITN update[edit]

155 deaths and 500 injurd in 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings. Jolly Ω Janner 11:12, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Request of watching[edit]

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RE:ITN[edit]

Whoa, thanks! That's the first recog template I've had in a while. :) Cheers, Master of Puppets 06:58, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Sure! Do you want me to look for some new sources as well? Sometimes they've got info the others don't. Master of Puppets 15:26, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
Alright. Am I looking at the whole thing or just the sentences section? It would take me a while for the entire article. Master of Puppets 15:29, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
Maybe my mind's just numb, but I can't seem to add anything to the section that doesn't seem forced. I'll keep trying, though. Master of Puppets 16:55, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
How does that blurb work? Master of Puppets 17:07, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
No problem! And I agree, Pasqua's isn't as good. The other one works fine. Master of Puppets 17:30, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Marshall Islands presidential election, 2009 and Jurelang Zedkaia[edit]

Can you please check this election under 26 October? --candlewicke 20:48, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

RE: Signature[edit]

Hey there! On my talk page or on others? It's showing clearly for me (1200x880 resolution, I believe), and my font sizes are set pretty small. However, I'll change it if it's misbehaving on other pages. Master of Puppets 03:03, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Happy Halloween![edit]

File:Halloween Hush Puppies.jpg
Photograph of my Halloween-themed Hush Puppies plush basset hounds in my bedroom.

As Halloween is my favorite holiday, I just wanted to wish those Wikipedians who have been nice enough to give me a barnstar or smile at me, supportive enough to agree with me, etc., a Happy Halloween! Sincerely, --A NobodyMy talk 18:55, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

ITN[edit]

Current events globe On 5 November 2009, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article Imam rapito affair, which you recently nominated and substantially updated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the candidates page.

Thought you might appreciate one of these for your hard work! - Dumelow (talk) 10:40, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Apologies for not doing the timer, I will try to remember to reset it in the future. As for the numbers thing I was always taught to write out numbers equal to or less than twenty as words and use numerals for the rest but I will use the Wikipedia style from now on, cheers - Dumelow (talk) 10:01, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
ITN: thanks for your work and warm notification. Yug (talk) 06:01, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

ITN for Aardonyx[edit]

Current events globe On 11 November 2009, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article Aardonyx, which you substantially updated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the candidates page.

-SusanLesch (talk) 01:44, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:ITN archives/2009/November[edit]

Thanks, it is good to know it would be continued if I vanished mysteriously. :P No new job/date, slightly less time during the week, but quite a lot at the weekend actually. I have also been engaging in other pursuits such as reading. There was very little going on at ITN last weekend though despite my best attempts so my edit count probably appeared quite low by my usual standards. --candlewicke 19:43, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Portal:Current_events[edit]

Did you have any reason for your actions on http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Portal:Current_events/2009_November_11&oldid=325391279 67.79.10.114 (talk) 21:27, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the catch[edit]

Thanks for the catch.[9] You are correct, it was a mistake. While I did look at a recent diff on the page, I did not realize that I had hit the rollback link. --Allen3 talk 12:56, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Belle de Jour (writer)[edit]

Is updated. --candlewicke 02:29, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Nov 17[edit]

Dear Queen of Borgs, we need to assimilate knowledge about Josef Bryks on 17 Nov. Do not forget to add a DYK for Template talk:Did you know#Articles for November 17. Thank you. --Snek01 (talk) 15:38, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Possible DYK error[edit]

In the first hook on the main template, the link to Ewart Alan Mackintosh says "Ewan Mackintosh", but the article never mentions "Ewan". Could you switch it to Ewart? From WP:ERRORS. Shubinator (talk) 03:32, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Never mind, looks like Chamal got it. Shubinator (talk) 03:33, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

ITN candidates[edit]

What's the procedure re candidates still being current but listed under a previous day? the November 2009 Great Britain and Ireland floods article was nominated as a candidate for ITN yesterday. The event is ongoing and further bad weather is forecast over the weekend, so the article should really still be a candidate for consideration. I've commented on the nomination to this effect. Would you mind taking a look? Mjroots (talk) 10:12, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

I replied on the page, but one day delay is not a big deal on ITN. --BorgQueen (talk) 10:17, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
Blurb expanded. Mjroots (talk) 10:27, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

First sentence of electron summation for TFA[edit]

You might want to review the end of the first paragraph in the lead of Electron and edit your summary as it currently appears in Wikipedia:Today's featured article/November 21, 2009. The sentence "It has no known substructure and is believed to be a point particle." is extremely misleading.
V = I * R (talk to Ω) 12:52, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

My summary? I never edited that part of the summary. Did you check the history? --BorgQueen (talk) 13:11, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
Yea I checked the history, but obviously I didn't go back far enough, so you have my apologies. In my own defense, when one editor makes all but 2 edits... anyway, I'll point Raul in this direction.
V = I * R (talk to Ω) 14:01, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

The Johnny Cash Show[edit]

Let me run something by you and get your response. This DAB page is unnecessary. The Johnny Cash Show should go directly to the more well known TV show, with a DAB link at the top of that page for the album. The DAB page could then be deleted. Does that make sense to you? ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 04:58, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

I agree. --BorgQueen (talk) 05:00, 22 November 2009 (UTC)
The DAB page would have to be deleted first, yes? So that I can then move The Johnny Cash Show (TV series) to The Johnny Cash Show. ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 05:19, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

File:November 2009 Great Britain and Ireland floods map.svg[edit]

The original file at Wikimedia Commons has updated: Commons:File:November 2009 Great Britain and Ireland floods map.svg, so can you update the file used on Wikipedia, thanks. -- [[ axg ⁞⁞ talk ]] 13:01, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

Done. --BorgQueen (talk) 13:23, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

Edit War on Seal Hunting page....again[edit]

Please see History section for paper trail. I'm asking if you could "protect" the seal hunting page while those who keep calling my additions irrelevant contact me as to why and how they believe my additions to be "irrelevant". I've already opened a discussion topic over 10 days ago which has gone ignored. You'll see I've invited those who keep removing my edits to discus, but they'd rather just click the "undo" button.

Regards --XB70Valyrie (talk) 23:29, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

Email[edit]

You got mail.--yousaf465' 07:28, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Climategate hook on ITN[edit]

What are your thoughts on trimming the reference to the university at the end of the hook? I'm just looking to shorten the hook. You can reply here.--chaser (talk) 19:54, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

How is it now? --BorgQueen (talk) 19:56, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
That looks great.--chaser (talk) 01:21, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Reply on my talk page.[edit]

Hi. I left a reply for you on my talkpage. Thanks. Rumiton (talk) 13:17, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Happy Thanksgiving![edit]

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to wish those Wikipedians who have been nice enough to give me a barnstar or smile at me, supportive enough to agree with me, etc., a Happy Thanksgiving! Sincerely, --A NobodyMy talk 06:59, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Heads-up[edit]

Wikipedia_talk:In_the_news#Blurbs_lacking_adequate_context. __meco (talk) 10:18, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Balance[edit]

I know you do the balance on ITN. It is quite short for me at the moment. What about you?  Cargoking  talk  14:48, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Yes, on my screen, too. I will restore one. --BorgQueen (talk) 14:50, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

2009 Bologoye Derailment[edit]

Your Majesty, when you're next on, assuming that someone else hasn't beaten you to it, I wonder if you'd take a look at the blurb for this item I posted at WP:ITN/C and update ITN if you feel it's significant enough. I've just created the article and I'll probably be up most of the night fleshing it out. Kind regards, HJMitchell You rang? 03:52, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

And Mapiripán Massacre under 26 November please. --candlewicke 01:15, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

ITN[edit]

I am a bit confused. The guidelines don't specify a need to get consensus before adding a hook as far as I can tell. Was there something otherwise problematic with my edit? ⇌ Jake Wartenberg 02:48, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Would adding the hook hack be appropriate now that I have nominated it, or should I let another admin do it? Thanks for explaining things to me. ⇌ Jake Wartenberg 03:08, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

UFO[edit]

I am not well up on British army stuff, so don't know where to start/update an article. As far as I can see the article is RAF Air Command. If you want to do something or other, here are a few sources: MOD will no longer investigate UFO sightings, UFO investigations unit closed by Ministry of Defence, Britain will close its UFO investigation unit, UFO Files, When files were released, Dear MoD: where is ET?, All UFO files, How to report a UFO sighting. Thanks,  Cargoking  talk  14:40, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Invitation to comment[edit]

Hi BorgQueen. I am User:Cargoking and you probably have seen me around ITN. I have identified you as an ITN regular, so I thought I would inform you of a discussion opened on 5 December 2009.

MSGJ suggested on Arsonal's (who's fairly new to ITN) talk page, that ITN suggestions made on the candidate's page would be put on separate pages, such as Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates/2009-12-05. The past seven days of discussion would be automatically transcluded. "This would avoid the need for archiving and it would also leave the history of the page intact. It might also make it easier to create new days because we can use preload templates, etc." The only disadvantage to this proposal would be that each new comment would not show up on people's watchlists.

You are invited to take part in discussion here.
Thanks,  Cargoking  talk  17:28, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

User:149.254.49.22[edit]

Do you have any idea what this was about? It's earned the IP a 55hr break anyway. Mjroots (talk) 16:06, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

It is a blatant vandalism, obviously. --BorgQueen (talk) 16:31, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Overlinking[edit]

I agree with you that 'forehead' should not have been linked in the hook for Comptesse de Noailles. All these links have a dilutive effect on the link to the desired target page. I would also have piped silk stocking thus:[[stocking|silk stocking]], and possibly done away with the links to 'squirrel' and 'fur' altogether. Ohconfucius ¡digame! 05:03, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Paul Samuelson[edit]

I noticed that the NY Times article cited used the simpler term "Nobel Prize" instead of the longer formal description. Maybe a link to the full title would help readability. What do you think? --Wikiwatcher1 (talk) 19:23, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Either way it is fine, I think. --BorgQueen (talk) 19:26, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Pornstar image[edit]

Hi BQ! Just thought I'd let you know that there's a lead image coming up in a DYK update featuring a female pornstar. As I know you often like to crop rectangular images, I just thought I'd let you know that I did try to crop this one but it just didn't look right, it looks better with the three-quarter body image included IMO. Gatoclass (talk) 17:36, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Seems somebody else decided to revert my reversion. Oh well, at least I tried ... Gatoclass (talk) 06:53, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
Hmmm, well actually I was originally asking you not to crop the image when it came up, because I thought the original image was better than my crummy attempt to crop it. But then, someone restored my discarded crop so I decided at that point to just leave it as is. However, your crop of my crop looks way better, so please don't revert as I think your version will look very nice on the mainpage :) Gatoclass (talk) 12:10, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Yegor Gaidar[edit]

Please add Gaidar to In the news template. Gaidar was great, well-known, active (until today) and very criticized politician with sufficient notability. Just see full texts of the news. --TarzanASG (talk) 19:01, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! --TarzanASG (talk) 04:14, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Scary picture[edit]

Oh yes, now that I look at it. What sort of people live in Catalonia... nice flower by the way. --candlewicke 01:17, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

File:Google.png[edit]

Hi, the file summary says that it is not eligible for copyright. Do you think it is a good idea to use this on Main Page? --BorgQueen (talk) 10:58, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Well, BorgQueen. If in doubt, leave it out. I favour mistake-avoidance. I'd also avoid things that get people to write long posts on Talk: MainPage -- right or wrong, I'd rather people spend time and energy working in article space instead of debating copyright eligibility of one replaceable image on Talk: MainPage. That's my 2 cents. Hope this helps. --PFHLai (talk) 17:51, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

ITN for Google Books[edit]

Current events globe On 10 December, 2009, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article Google Books, which you recently nominated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the In the news candidates page.

-SusanLesch (talk) 04:09, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, Susan. --BorgQueen (talk) 09:41, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Seasons Greetings[edit]

File:Planet GJ 1214 b cropped.png listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, File:Planet GJ 1214 b cropped.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. KuyaBriBriTalk 21:05, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Seasons Greetings[edit]

Snowman drawing.svgHappy Yuletides! Snowflake.svg

Seasons Greeting.--yousaf465' 03:59, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

To those who make Good Arguments, who are appreciative, or supportive. Sincerely, --A NobodyMy talk 23:05, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Akmal_Shaikh[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akmal_Shaikh

time for protection? not just semi, as registered accts are vandalising it. 119.173.81.176 (talk) 06:50, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

ITN Embassy closures[edit]

Do you think the suggested blurb is fit for posting?  Cargoking  talk  01:13, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Could I kindly request a credit for this? It's my first in a while (I'm back!...maybe). Although Cargoking did a lot, I doubled the size of the update and added information for other countries. Thanks, SpencerT♦Nominate! 21:08, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Malaysia v. The Herald[edit]

Regarding this edit, did you have some reason to revert almost all of my edits, or was it a mistake? --BorgQueen (talk) 15:53, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, looks like we were both editing at the same time and were stepping on each other's toes. Not knowing how to easily merge the two sets of changes, I accidently reverted my changes. I'lllet you finish and try again later. I also added some comments on the discussion page.Wkharrisjr (talk) 15:57, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Much obliged![edit]

I wrote this obscure little article a long while ago and was pleased to see someone edit and clean up the article, plus apply some needed templates. Just wanted to say thank you.  :) --Ph0kin (talk) 17:40, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Would you consider...[edit]

Nominating the SpaghettiOs article for DYK? As in: did you know that rejected shapes for SpaghettiOs included cowboys, Indians, spacemen, stars, and sports shapes? Thanks, 842U (talk) 13:52, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

The creator of SpaghettiOs just recently died at age 83 this past Sunday. FYI --Regushee (talk) 17:52, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

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ITN[edit]

THanks for putting the notification on Talk:Beach in Pourville. I'll get the procedure right one of these days... - Dumelow (talk) 11:19, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Disruptive?[edit]

How are my edits to the Current events portal disruptive? A registered editor feels that an item should be included, I feel that it shouldn't. A simple disagreement, that's it. Neither side is being disruptive here. 83.80.18.68 (talk) 18:32, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Didn't you notice the item is on Main Page? If consensus thinks that it is significant enough to be featured on MP, how could you justify removing it from P:CE? It is disruptive to repeatedly remove an item against consensus. --BorgQueen (talk) 18:49, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
1. I didn't notice it was featured on the Main Page, and I'm very surprised it ended up there. But if it's there, it should be on the Portal, so I will rest my case. 2. The second time I removed the item, I did so because Phynicen (talk · contribs) imo wrongfully accused me of vandalism in restoring it. A disagreement is never vandalism. 83.80.18.68 (talk) 18:56, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
Ok, you didn't notice... That's understandable. Thanks for the clarification. --BorgQueen (talk) 18:58, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
As far as I'm concerned the page can be unprotected. I won't remove the item, you've got my word for it. 83.80.18.68 (talk) 21:45, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Did you know?[edit]

... that, so far, Japan Airlines is getting more hits (at 28.6k) than Cadbury plc (at 23.9k)? The important thing, of course, is that both are doing well and attracting interest. Physchim62 (talk) 01:57, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

ITN nomination[edit]

Hi. Since you are one of the main ITN admins, I'd like to suggest to take a look at this nomination from January 23. If there is still space on the ITN template, please add the blurb as it already has a lot of support. I'm currently working on a separate article that I just recently published, so that could be the main link once it is completed. Thanks. ~AH1(TCU) 22:21, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

ITN: 2010 Africa Cup of Nations[edit]

Current events globe On 1 February 2010, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, which you recently nominated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the candidates page.

-- tariqabjotu 03:17, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Son Bonds[edit]

To my English English, the removal of 'the' makes for poor grammar. I accept fully that the article in question is of American source, so I am on a sticky wicket (more English English). However, I assume the 'the' before burro later in the same arena, will also be removed. Burro - who the hell in the English speaking world calls a donkey a burro ?!? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Derek R Bullamore (talkcontribs)

Please try WP:ERRORS instead. --BorgQueen (talk) 00:55, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Sorry about not signing my earlier comment (inexcusable) - at your suggestion I have re-directed my comments to WP:ERRORS. Thanks, Derek R Bullamore (talk) 01:47, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

L'Homme Qui Marche I[edit]

Hi, thank you very much for editing the article, posting it to ITN and giving me the credit on my talk page. :) I've just seen the image that was uploaded to the article a little while ago and I believe that it is not the same sculpture that was sold at the auction. The sculpture in the picture doesn't look like it's made of bronze, it looks lighter then the one in this picture, [10]. I have read in the sources that there are a few versions of the sculpture around though, so I think it could be one of those. I was just wondering if there is a place on Wiki to go to query this? - JuneGloom07 Talk? 21:36, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

The Swiss National Bank assures us here that the sculpture depicted is indeed L'Homme qui marche I – "one of Giacometti's best known figures. In it, the artist has captured a physical movement. For Giacometti, the natural equilibrium of the stride symbolizes man's [sic] own life force." The sculpture is depicted from four different angles on the note: these are, of course, engravings made from drawings rather than photographic reproductions. Maybe it would be better to say "depicted" or "represented" rather than "pictured"? While I'm being pedantic, we should note the correct French capitalization as well! Physchim62 (talk) 22:55, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I probably should have made myself a little clearer. I was referring to the new image that was uploaded tonight. I just don't think that a rare bronze sculpture would be exhibited outside, which makes me wonder if it is one of the copies. Thank you for the reply though. :) - JuneGloom07 Talk? 23:15, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Chelsea Olympiakos CL2008 cropped.jpg[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Chelsea Olympiakos CL2008 cropped.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the file's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the file description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. --IngerAlHaosului (talk) 08:58, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

noms[edit]

Hey, i was just wondering if we have stopped leaving those notes of nominations/updates for ITN? i saw aka-bo and iranian space news posted but didnt get that note. no need to go back to post if you just forgot i was just curious if we dont do that anymore. -- Ashish-g55 16:23, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Reminder[edit]

I made a request pertaining to the wording of the blurb for the Iranian space mission with animals onboard which you probably have missed. __meco (talk) 15:13, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Please try WP:ERRORS instead. --BorgQueen (talk) 17:42, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
I was of the impression that you posted the blurb in question. It's somewhat perturbing that you didn't even respond to my request at ITN/C, if only to state what you just stated here. __meco (talk) 23:03, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
Any thoughts on this? --GPPande 10:56, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks friend. --GPPande 11:47, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Main Page balance[edit]

Do you have any idea if there are guidelines for whom the Main Page balance should be designed for? At 1280x800, without the last item you removed from ITN, I got a large amount of whitespace at the bottom of OTD. Even with the item, there is still a bit of whitespace. But now as I resize the window to make it smaller, I see that it stays fine for only a little bit. By the time the screen reaches 90% of my width, I start to see a bit of whitespace on the left, and then by 75% there's a gaping hole on the DYK side. Do you know the screen resolution we should be designing for? -- tariqabjotu 13:52, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

They have had a discussion regarding this issue before - hence the ITN template says: "In terms of Main Page balance, right now we're configured for widescreen monitors, which it appears most editors use. Non-widescreen users, please do not change the balance even if it looks off on your monitor." You might want to have a look at Wikipedia:Main page/Monitor poll. --BorgQueen (talk) 14:20, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

quick[edit]

You beat me in reverting the Talk:Shiva page. Very quick. Cheers. WorLD8115(TalK) 17:28, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Re: Balance[edit]

What is your screen resolution? I have 1024x768 now, and the balance is quite bad, with ITN longer than TFA, while DYK and OTD are comparable. I know on higher resolution, the DYK column will look longer, and I can check various display settings on weekdays, but not weekends. Materialscientist (talk) 06:57, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

I forgot to mention that I've looked through the above thread and the monitor poll. The drive for my adding DYK hooks is DYK backlog, which used to be over 300 noms/T:TDYK for many weeks, but its getting under 300 now. The resolution issue is worrying: plenty of laptops still use 1024x768 whereas most desktop screens are higher res. I guess you can lower res on your screen to 1024x768 and see what happens (although it might still not be the same result as on a 1024x768 laptop screen). When I do such test during weekdays, the balance of right/left column length changes quite a lot (image/text ratio changes, I guess), and this is worrying, because of the above duality (laptop/desktop users). Materialscientist (talk) 07:34, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

PS. Is it normal that the current TFA and OTD pictures on the main page are not protected in any way? Materialscientist (talk) 07:36, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

I don't see Commons protection either for current TFA, OTD or featuref picture image. Maybe I'm missing something? Materialscientist (talk) 09:10, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, I indeed missed cascade protection on Commons, which is much less visible than direct protection. Materialscientist (talk) 09:20, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

GA reassessment of Vitamin C[edit]

I have conducted a reassessment of the above article as part of the GA Sweeps process. You are being notified as you have made a number of contributions to the article. I have found some concerns which you can see at Talk:Vitamin C/GA1. I have placed the article on hold whilst these are fixed. Thanks. Jezhotwells (talk) 23:02, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

ITN for Abydosaurus[edit]

Current events globe On 25 February 2010, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article Abydosaurus, which you recently nominated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the candidates page.

--HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:24, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Question about "non-news"[edit]

Hi BorgQueen, haven't encountered you for a while. What do you think of this edit and are they all "non-news"? Perhaps some of them? Uganda and Ivory Coast seem fine to me but I'm not sure why all the Israeli events were removed either. I was also curious about this edit, particularly the removal of The Yorkshire Ripper. --candlewicke 10:25, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Operation Searchlight[edit]

An unwikified article heavily sourced to memoirs by officers involved in the battle shouldn't be on the main page YellowMonkey (vote in the Southern Stars and White Ferns supermodel photo poll) 06:46, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

I am not the one who posted it. I just made an earthquake article visible, for MP balance. [11]. Did you check the history? --BorgQueen (talk) 08:02, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
I know, I just had to tell you because you're a responsible MP admin and hoped to get a sympathetic ear YellowMonkey (vote in the Southern Stars and White Ferns supermodel photo poll) 08:14, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
Oh, ok. --BorgQueen (talk) 08:15, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

20 May 2010 (2010-05-20) (Thursday)[edit]

The date was wrong. Maybe the page of Current events need to be renew. Wikipedia is Hungry for new ideas, new kind of policy.--Disposable userpage (talk) 08:53, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Blast from the past User talk:Feefeefee3[edit]

You blocked this user several years ago for copyright violations. They are asking to be unblocked and since it's been so long I was thinking of granting an unblock. Checking in with you first as blocking admin. Beeblebrox (talk) 18:16, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Ok, go ahead. --BorgQueen (talk) 18:22, 29 May 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Beeblebrox (talk) 22:18, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Abraxas sylvata.[edit]

Greeting, BorgQueen. Joe Chill has nominated this article for DYK as a 5x expansion, but I noticed it does not appear to have been expanded more that 3x. I recommended you as one of three active DYK reviewers who might know more about this; the discussion is on my talkpage under "Abraxas sylvata". I hope you can help. Thanks in advance! Wilhelmina Will (talk) 22:15, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

ITN image size adjustment[edit]

Yep, I was about to do that, but you beat me to it.  :-) —David Levy 17:02, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

ITN for Armenian shoe[edit]

--Courcelles (talk) 16:17, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

"Reptile" protection[edit]

Hi, BorgQueen. Now that the "flagged revisions" trial is starting, I looked through the "pending changes" queue. I see that you semi-protected "Reptile" two years ago. I don't see any recent problems with vandalism. Would you consider un-protecting the article, please? Axl ¤ [Talk] 07:26, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

I unprotected the article. Btw, I didn't know about the "flagged revisions" thing. Could you give me a link to a page on this policy change? --BorgQueen (talk) 07:36, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
Nevermind, I found it: Wikipedia:Flagged revisions --BorgQueen (talk) 07:39, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. Axl ¤ [Talk] 07:49, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

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A file you uploaded locally[edit]

Howdy. You recently uploaded this file. The source file on Commons is tagged for deletion. I thought you may be interested.--Rockfang (talk) 04:49, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Sigh... deleted. Thanks for the note. --BorgQueen (talk) 04:54, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
You are welcome. Cool name btw. :) Rockfang (talk) 04:56, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Image for Saadanius[edit]

I saw your addition of {{reqphoto}} to the talk page for Saadanius, and wanted to let you know that I've been working on it since Thursday. I have emailed the researchers who wrote the academic article, and specifically the person listed for resource requests, but have not heard back. Given the general fear or copyleft licenses in certain parts of the academic world, I'm not entirely sure I'll receive a favorable reply. But if I do get something, you'll see it post immediately.

If I do obtain an image in a timely fashion, could the image be added to the ITN section? Just curious. – VisionHolder « talk » 16:27, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Of course! It seems highly unlikely, however. :-D --BorgQueen (talk) 16:28, 17 July 2010 (UTC)
As unlikely as it sounded, the article Saadanius now has a picture. Dr. Zalmout just responded to me with a photo and a release. (We're just waiting for the Commons guys to get around to approving the OTRS.) Would you consider it for the ITN section, if it's not too late? – VisionHolder « talk » 20:52, 18 July 2010 (UTC)
Done, thanks for the good work. --BorgQueen (talk) 14:27, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
No problem! Thank you for all the support and a great first experience with ITN. I will try to return as often as I can. Unfortunately, news about primates is not that frequent. – VisionHolder « talk » 16:15, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
Hmm, perhaps you could manufacture a 21st-century version of the Piltdown Man to come back to ITN. :-D Making news is a lot more fun than writing about it... --BorgQueen (talk) 16:25, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
LOL! If I do make the news, it will be in a year or two when my research gets published. I'll keep my fingered crossed. – VisionHolder « talk » 17:21, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

ITN Barnstar[edit]

InTheNews Barnstar.png The In The News Barnstar
This newly-created barnstar is awarded to BogQueen, for being the second most prolific editor of WP:ITN/C and by far the single most prolific editor of T:ITN and her generally excellent contributions to ITN! HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:39, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks :) Am I still the single most prolific? I've been not-so-active for a while... --BorgQueen (talk) 14:10, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
By quite a way. I'm catching you up slowly! ;) HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 14:58, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Wondering if I might bother you for an edit?[edit]

Hello there friendly friend. A while back you nominated the article Tom Krieglstein for DYK due to him being the first in line for the Obama's election nigh rally.

I was wondering if I could bother you to do a small edit that I dare not do myself because I have a conflict of interest with the subject matter. For a few years, my brother had a nice little Wikipedia biography page. After some review, it was decided that his accomplishments did not warrant a full biography, but rather belonged as snippets on pages referring to events he was involved with. You can see the final resolution of these discussions here (now archived). I dare not add these snippets myself, and I don't think the editors involved with the discussions seemed very interested in doing it. So that brings me to kindly asking you.

Specifically, would you mind adding a short snippet about my brother being first in line to the Grant Park Victory Speech, 2008 page, as was suggested by the other editors? I know it's a small little thing, but it meets Wikipedia Notability. I don't want to tell you what to add because of my CoI, but I will give you the references necessary for adding it. Here is a cache of my brother's Wikipedia biography so you can get an idea of what was written about the event before. Here are the key citations MTV, NBC, Ekstra Bladet (Danish News), Público (Portuguese News) and the Chicago Tribune (important because it revisits his experience a year later.

If you're up for it, it would be much appreciated. If not, I completely understand. Would you mind letting me know either way. Thanks for taking the time to read this Dkriegls (talk) 06:53, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

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Balaur image unlocked?[edit]

Hi there, my illustration [12] of Balaur bondoc was locked at the beginning of the month due to being placed on the front page for a couple days. Now that it's no longer there, would you mind unlocking it? I have a new version of the image that's slightly more accurate that I'd like to replace it with. Thanks! -Ferahgo the Assassin (talk) 06:28, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Done, thanks. --BorgQueen (talk) 15:56, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Niqab photo[edit]

See Wikipedia:ITNT#Niqab photo. -- tariqabjotu 22:53, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

"in the news" edit[edit]

In this edit, you made clear why you changed it back to "first state visit" (ever), but why did you change the possessive back to the form without the "'s"? That doesn't make sense under the circumstances. Michael Hardy (talk) 16:02, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Obviously, the fastest solution was simply reverting all your edits. Please be more careful when making edits to a Main Page item in the future - otherwise we get this kind of complaints almost immediately, and such errors are generally considered worse than simple grammatical mistakes. --BorgQueen (talk) 16:22, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

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You're too quick[edit]

Thanks, I was just cropping the same picture but you beat me to it! --Stephen 23:41, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Oh, great minds think alike! :-D --BorgQueen (talk) 23:42, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Stuxnet[edit]

RlevseTalk 00:06, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Source verifiability[edit]

Hi. here is written about verifiability, and I was wondering, there are a lot of non-authoritative sources which can be used as sources for given informations. The main point is verifiability, not the source's authority. E.g. if a celebrity has written something on her twitter, it can be pretty much used in wikipedia as source in her article. Why am I addressing with this issue to you? Well, because you're admin and this is not just about my issue here, it will have subsequent effect (for me at least). So to get straight ahead, he had removed my edit saying that this youtube link isn't verifiable, but how can't it be verifiable if the person, about which the article is, herself is saying it? And this is pretty much important information, as they don't live together, if there was a written version available I would add it, but we only have video-version available (youtube link), so I fail to see how it's not verifiable, I'm in advance aware what this user will say to me if I try to reach the consensus with him. That youtube-links shouldn't be used as sources, but given information, it can be used in this case. What will you suggest? It's not a "challenged" source in this case, because the person herself is saying this, not her lookalike, she herself. In the end, I'd like to go ahead and make an assumption what these rules (about source verifiability) where created for? One of the reason is to avoid lies, in some blog someone might publish an information about someone, which is can be purely made up (non-reliable), but in this case, is there a doubt that this information isn't true? If she herself acknowledged it? Userpd (talk) 07:17, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

ITN/C headings levels[edit]

I have no particular objection to hitting the equals sign a couple of extra times, but is there a reason why new nominations are headed as 4th level? For what purpose are level three headings being held in reserve? An editor seeing the date as a level 2 heading will, in keeping with normal wiki practice, make the heading below that a level 3 one by default. My experience this morning, of noticing the level of the date heading more than I did the little request above the editbox, is probably not unusual. So long as there is consistency, the ToC display is identical: the current practice forces the software to simulate the raising of each level 4 header.

You did no wrong in enforcing the rule that I missed this morning: I'm simply querying the relevance of the convention. I would suggest that as the most active admin on ITN you would be perfectly entitled to be bold in regard to this, but if you think it needs wider discussion, by all means transfer my comments to WT:ITN.


On another issue, would it be possible to make the ITN/C archive searchable, as the WT:ITN archive already is?

Thanks, Kevin McE (talk) 07:20, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

OK, you'll see the first paragraph above appear in the talk page in a few moments. Any thoughts as to desirabiliy/feasability of the searchable archive? Kevin McE (talk) 07:36, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Arguments[edit]

I believe that your statements regarding the DYK mess may have a basis which is not wholly accurate; in particular, there may be a conflation of multiple incidents.

There is the issue of optimal phrasing of hooks based on wholly fictional content, of what counts as 'real-world content'. On this issue, I've already conceded the point that if a hook gets all the way through the approval process, then the question of 'real-world content' is not a sufficient reason to remove it from the queue.

But there is also the issue of factual accuracy, which I hope you will agree is far more serious. I had genuine concerns about that hook, and I had just been verified my understanding about the proper procedure for removing a hook from the prep queue (as opposed to from the actual template) -- and isn't the prep queue a suitable location for raising last-minute concerns? These concerns have been addressed and ruled to not be a serious problem, so I'm not arguing any more regarding that particular hook.

I have also made several edits, during the intervening period, to the prep queues so as to improve punctuation and sentence structure. This does constitute the majority of my editing DYK - plus raising objections on the suggestions page (which is, however, not possible when I'm away for five days). DS (talk) 15:56, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Chess Olympiad 2010[edit]

Hi BorgQueen. I've recently expanded the article about the 39th Chess Olympiad with the informations accessible, which I've found. Could you please post it on the main page, regarding its conclusion day as 4 October, though the main events concluded yesterday. Best regards.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 16:26, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Green tickY Done.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 16:44, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
According to the FIDE regulatives, if a national team decides to avoid a match against any other team, the match results with a technical win in favor of the opposite team. It is not something special, or unusual to be mentioned. Best regards.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 16:57, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
In fact, Yemeni chess players did play against Israeli chess players on a tournament in Belarus, which was followed by the decision of the Ministry of Sports to refuse against Israel in the first round at the Chess Olympiad 2010.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 17:13, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
P.S.The outcome for the technical win in that match, could be seen here. The "+" sign annotates game won without play.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 17:16, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

What do you think about this:

"The major story seemed to be that the Yemeni team was returning home after being drawn against Israel. They didn't turn up for their Round 1 match against Isreal and played round 2 against Cameroon."(Round 2 Olympiad Games now up at The Week in chess)

, where the concrete information is given with a receipt of The Independent's report as further information?--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 17:23, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Important note[edit]

Can you please respond to my previous note, which I feel is very important relative to the situation in which both you and I have found ourselves embroiled? Thank you in advance. I very strongly don't want to seem like I'm pressuring you to respond, but if you have the time to make other edits then you clearly have the time to deal with my response to your statements regarding what you have considered to be my failure to discuss my actions.

I look forward to reading your response which will, I am certain, be well-worded and cogently-reasoned. DS (talk) 16:51, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

I was taking some time to think on this issue, and just wondering if it was really necessary to remove the hook, even for some other reason, when several people had already expressed their opinions that such removals were disruptive. Don't you think that it was an inappropriate time for that? You could have started a discussion on the project talk page first. --BorgQueen (talk) 17:02, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
I may have misunderstood the purpose of preparation areas. My understanding was that they were for experimenting with layout and sequence, and identifying last-minute mistakes. Is this correct or incorrect? DS (talk) 18:53, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Dombrovskis image[edit]

Thanks for the new image but I found this one far better than the current one. I was wondering if there was some reason that you chose the current image. --BorgQueen (talk) 17:12, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Dombrovskis is looking to his left (our right), which tends to draw readers' eyes away from the section's text. (The opposite is true for the left-hand column.)
The image that I used is of insufficient resolution for most applications (and therefore inferior, indeed), but it's suitable for use as a 100px thumbnail.
The above, of course, is merely my assessment. I don't mean to imply that it carries any more weight than yours does.  :) —David Levy 17:22, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

ITN for Jérôme Kerviel[edit]

Two can play at that game ;-) I didn't really expect an ITN for this, so it was all the more welcome as it came as a surprise. Anyway, you nominated it, so here you go! TFOWR 21:48, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! --BorgQueen (talk) 21:50, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
BTW, thanks for considering my BLP concerns about the story; the blurb that's posted is fine by me, and my modifications to the article seem to have stuck. Best wishes, at least until tomorrow's Nobel Prize ;) Physchim62 (talk) 23:06, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

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Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Korea#.22First.2FSecond_etc_Republic_of_South_Korea.22[edit]

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Sorry, I'm not really interested in Korea-related topics. --BorgQueen (talk) 05:00, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

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Hi BorgQueen. I was just wondering... Because of your name-space protection applied here, does it concern you that article Vlad gheorghiu now exists? The new article of course, can't be moved to its proper noun space, but because of its obvious lack of independent notability and weak sourcing, I'm left uncertain whether requesting a page-move is really worth the bother. It occurred to me as well, that redirecting Vlad gheorghiu to its parent band article may also have the potential of being problematic if not protected. Perhaps you could take a look and apply any logical changes if necessary. Thank you.  -- WikHead (talk) 01:45, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

Picture request for Myanmar Snub-nosed Monkey[edit]

The animal has only just been discovered by western science: I've seen no claim of any photograph having been taken. I have no idea of how to research/decide open the status of the computer gererated graphic that has been on many press reports: can you? Kevin McE (talk) 09:47, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

Let's be optimistic, and perhaps a bit of faith. Some free image might come in a few years, and there's no harm in having the request on the talk page. It's not some kind of dispute tag. --BorgQueen (talk) 09:56, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
I was, but no longer... Kevin McE (talk) 16:04, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

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Regarding this thread, I read the quotes as you making a blurb suggestion. Pardon me if I misinterpreted you.--Chaser (talk) 23:14, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

No worries, the latest news must be driving a lot of people wild :D --BorgQueen (talk) 23:21, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

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as an aside, i see you didnt give ITN credits when posting. Per Wikipedia:In_the_news/Admin_instructions#Article_talk_page_and_credits, ive given the ven. prez one that you recently posted.(Lihaas (talk) 21:47, 26 December 2010 (UTC)).

wine in foie gras[edit]

Hi ~ if you read the discussion, citing wasn't the problem, it was that wine had no place in the article. I don't wish to get into a scruffle, so see if you read the same thing i did in the discussion[13]. 174.74.68.103 (talk) 05:00, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Please read another discussion below. The user said "Once you have a citation, I don't object. Without citations, it just seems really random." Which I agree. --BorgQueen (talk) 05:09, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
And in the discussion you quoted: "There is a certain snobbishness about the section and although I am neutral about whether it should stay or go I do think it needs to be trimmed down to only include well sourced statements." --BorgQueen (talk) 05:16, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
Here is the exact quotation from an admin that should put the wine addition to rest: [14]
I have removed the wine section as it was silly.'
Following that was:
I notice that the milk article does NOT mention cookies, or cereal or use in coffee. Certainly these are major items that milk is served with but it would be nonsense to have them in the milk article because they aren't relevant to the subject. The same is true for the Accompaniment section in this article, I think. Even the cheese article doesn't mention crackers or wine (as an accompaniment). Thanks Theresa knott for removing the wine mentions.
I really should have directly quoted her earlier rather than making you guess at which statements I was referring to, my apologies. As this was an admin decision, I'll go ahead and reinstate it, and maybe you can take it up with Theresa if there is further confusion, she looks to still be an active user. 174.74.68.103 (talk) 22:34, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
1) According to the context, it appears that she said it was silly because it was uncited. 2) You keep saying "it was an admin who did it". So what? It was based on her personal opinion, not an official policy. They are not some kind of ruling class. Do you realize I am an admin too? 3) I see you have been already reverted by someone else. What you are doing is getting disruptive and perhaps should be dealt with a bit more force. --BorgQueen (talk) 04:00, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

2010–2011 Philippine floods[edit]

Hello! Could you please take your attention to the 2010–2011 Philippine floods on the WP:ITN/C. I believe it is ready for posting, with 5 supports against 1 oppose. GreyHood Talk 12:40, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks!GreyHood Talk 13:35, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Possible imposter[edit]

[15]. Just thought I'd let you know even though it's already been taken care of as a precaution. Ks0stm If you reply here, please leave me a {{Talkback}} message on my talk page. 16:21, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Wikipedia Ambassador Program[edit]

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In the news[edit]

Why exactly do I have to nominate the Golden Globe results for inclusion in the In the News template? From what I understand, there are many topics, certain award shows among them, that inherently meet the importance criteria, and do not need to be voted on to gain consensus. As far as I can remember, the Golden Globe results have always been documented on the main page. Orane (talk) 07:51, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

It does not necessarily mean that the particular article is adequately updated. It is true that the Golden Globe is listed at Wikipedia:In the news/Recurring items, however the page states: Items which are listed on this page are considered to have already satisfied the 'importance' criterion for inclusion on ITN, every time they occur. However, the relevant article(s) will still have to be updated appropriately and proposed on the candidates page before being posted. That happens to be our consensus, and we will have to follow it although some of us might think that it could be inconvenient. --BorgQueen (talk) 08:01, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Golden Globe[edit]

I nominated it here for you, and guess what, so far consensus is against it. --BorgQueen (talk) 19:53, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. I guess it's not as notable as I thought it was. I checked, and saw that last year's wasn't posted either, which is weird, because I seem to remember it.
As a side note, though, my posting it in the "In the news" template without consensus wasn't an attempt to slight the process, but simply a lack of experience on my part. I've been on many areas of Wikipedia, but this simply wasn't my niche. Orane (talk) 03:28, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Old ITN images[edit]

Hi BorgQueen,

I was flipping through the enwiki fully-protected files and noticed a few that sprouted from ITN. I'm not as familiar with ITN's processes, so it would be great if you could unprotect/delete as necessary. The files (I don't care as much about the ones late last month):

Shubinator (talk) 13:55, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Done. --BorgQueen (talk) 14:13, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks :) Shubinator (talk) 01:59, 19 January 2011 (UTC)


Spam and Vandalism[edit]

Hello there is a situation thats out of control this user: (62.228.76.199) continuesly spams and Vandalizes Anorthosis Famagusta FC wiki Please have a look at his edits and you'll understand that he is a real pain. the representative (Alexf) used to help the situation but he is away for some weeks now. Thanks in advance (Argento1985 11:26, 22 January 2011 (UTC)) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Argento1985 (talkcontribs)

Where did everybody go?[edit]

Just thought I'd drop you a line, since it looks like it's pretty much just you and me adminning ITN at the minute! Any idea where everyone went? Anyway, glad to see you're still around! HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 04:15, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Cigarette additives[edit]

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ITN sun image[edit]

I'm guessing the reason you did not use File:Far side of the Sun 3D STEREO crop.jpg is because it was taken before the satellites reached 180 degrees of separation and it is therefore not a complete image of the far side. Frankly, I'm a bit peeved that NASA made this announcement without making such an image available. However, I still think that image is superior to one from 2007, as many people will expect the lead image to have something to do with the announcement. The 3D anaglyph, although from STEREO, is not a product of the situation that has been in the news for the past few days. I'd suggest the recent image and "preliminary view pictured" or something along those lines. What do you think?--Chaser 14:04, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

I don't really mind. Please feel free to switch the image. --BorgQueen 14:28, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
Done. Thank you.--Chaser (talk) 19:35, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

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ITN credit[edit]

Thank you for your valuable work at ITN. I was wondering, could you please give me an ITN credit for GLONASS-K? I did not receive one for some reason. Nanobear (talk) 19:54, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

ITN pic[edit]

Hi, thanks for the image and I've cropped it a bit more. I hope you won't mind. --BorgQueen (talk) 18:17, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

I kind of liked the context, but it's okay. Also, why did you re-protect the image? Is the cascade protection on the fritz? -- tariqabjotu 18:19, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
By, the way, you should have made your incarnation File:Muammar al-Gaddafi, 12th AU Summit, 090202-N-0506A-534 cropped once again.jpg. -- tariqabjotu 18:20, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
Oh dear... I was just kidding. You didn't have to rename the image. -- tariqabjotu 19:17, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
Hmm... --BorgQueen (talk) 19:56, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Did you hate him so much?[edit]

You've replaced the ITN pic just after about 4 hours. :-D --BorgQueen (talk) 00:05, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Smiley emoticon noted. (:
Regarding the general issue, past discussions have shown consensus that we generally should illustrate the newest item when feasible. Variety is important too (and we wouldn't want four hours of one image followed by two days of another), but we can revert to an earlier image if a subsequent one stagnates (especially if neither item appears at the top by this point, rendering that aspect irrelevant). —David Levy 00:21, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Egyptian take over the SSI[edit]

Article in-need of major help[edit]

I know that this article is need help. If you look at the history of the page, you will notice that I am almost the only editor who worked on it. I have tried to update it but I have been super busy joining the protesters in Egypt and when I have time, I work on other articles that I think I can have a more NPOV on. That's why I think it will be good to mention it ITN so more editors can pay attention to it and help edit it to bring it up to wikipedia's standards. -- The Egyptian Liberal (talk) 00:24, 6 March 2011 (UTC) -- The Egyptian Liberal (talk) 16:28, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- The Egyptian Liberal (talk) 16:28, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Post it?[edit]

Can you post it now? -- The Egyptian Liberal (talk) 16:28, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Can you add more references? We usually require at least three. --BorgQueen (talk) 16:32, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

MENA protests[edit]

I would imagine that most of our readers have no idea what MENA refers to. Would it be fine to label it "Arab World protests" or something similiar perhaps? NW (Talk) 00:18, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

I see it has been fixed by someone else already. --BorgQueen (talk) 06:04, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

RE: Verifiable sources[edit]

If I may, [16]. While probably not what would qualify as an RS on Wikipedia, it is reliable enough. I found it via Project Syndicate. --Sherif9282 (talk) 00:09, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
We are working to wikileaks to translate the papers and release them (even the sheered papers). I think the army is going to release some info on the topic too. I aslo think it has been in the news [17]. -- The Egyptian Liberal (talk) 10:35, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

LSE LIbya Links[edit]

Hi BorgQueen! I just wanted to thank you for all the work you've put in on our page. We really appreciate. There is some editing left, but we're slowly getting there. This was my first real Wikipedia page and it's been a bit of a steep learning curve, but you've been great help! Erik 16:38, 9 March 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Erikringmar (talkcontribs)

Hi again, great picture of Gaddafi Jr on the page! I had problems finding suitable pictures before. If you find any please add!! Btw, any idea why examiner.com in Boston would be on a Wikipedia blacklist? There is a pretty good article there, I'd like to use as a reference.Erik 16:17, 12 March 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Erikringmar (talkcontribs)

Posting ITN candidates[edit]

We've started adding [Ready] and [Posted] to ITN candidates that are ready/have been posted to make them clearer and stand out, can you try and remember to make the change when you post stuff? Cheers. -- Eraserhead1 <talk> 19:26, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm sure you can change it yourself. We are not talking about a protected template - it can be edited by anyone, including you. --BorgQueen (talk) 19:49, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
True enough :). -- Eraserhead1 <talk> 21:55, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

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DYK for LSE Libya Links[edit]

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.xxx[edit]

I did just revert you on .xxx for a couple of reasons. 1) The mention of censorship didn't appear to be exactly in the refs. 2) The section in question is just about the ICANN/ICM interaction.

There are plenty of opinions on all sides as noted in the 'Background' section. Rather than just re-revert perhaps you'd like to try and improve that. Or make a more balanced 'Reaction' section? Myself I feel the link to Wikinews is probably sufficient. Wwwhatsup (talk) 11:21, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Actually the mention of censorship does appear exactly in the refs: "Industry members say they fear they could be subject to arbitrary censorship by governments and even by a new board overseeing the dot-xxx domain." Having said that, I don't really care, as I added it just to meet the minimum update requirements for ITN. --BorgQueen (talk) 11:36, 21 March 2011 (UTC)


Admin assistance/advice required[edit]

I plucked your name from Wikipedia:Admins willing to make difficult blocks. I have a problem with user:Racepacket who is threatened User:LauraHale, a newcomer to Wikipedia. Knowing that she is a PhD student, he first raised unfounded and utterly absurd allegations of plagiarism in a Good Article review. Then he demanded that she email him scans of her sources, which I warned him was not on and would be considered harassment. He attacked on meta in the (mistaken) belief that she was an employee, which I consider meets the definition of harassment. Now he continues to fish for some kind of evidence of misconduct. All the while, he is also defending other allegations over on Wikipedia talk:Requests for comment/Racepacket 2. I think he losing all perspective and well, just going bonkers. Understandably, User:LauraHale is very upset.

For the first time ever I feel myself reaching for the block button. Your advice on this matter would be much appreciated. My apologies for dragging you into this wikidrama. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:52, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I am too busy at the moment. Can you ask another admin? Thanks. --BorgQueen (talk) 08:02, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

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Hi borg queen, I wanted to give you a heads up to let you know that I removed the story from ITN about the head of the IMF. I'm sorry I didn't do this with prior discussion or any sort of consensus but I would rather be bold and have my change reverted than to leave something I felt was inapproriate. I know it went through the process, however allegations are simply that. This hasn't even progressed to becoming a court case or anything as such. Such high profile equivalents such as Chirac/Berlusconi have only ever made it to the front page when they have gone to court and I think that we should be careful when publicizing a story such as this. This wasn't a decision based on any policy just what I felt was common sense. If you feel that there are no problems then feel to revert me, i certainly wont force the issue :) Just had alarm bells in my head and wanted you to just have a second think before letting this one go. Apologies for any inconvenience by me doing this. This is has been done entirely in good faith. Seddon talk|WikimediaUK 16:34, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

I already know you did, and notified here. I don't really care that much, but the consensus is overwhelming so far. --BorgQueen (talk) 16:37, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
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RE: Amn Dawla Leaks[edit]

They created a new page. Here is the link [18]. It's in Arabic. It has most of the documents that we got our hands on and has been verified. -- The Egyptian Liberal (talk) 05:53, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

ITN removals[edit]

Given these seem to be continuing to happen, what can we do so that you guys are happy just to press rollback when something gets removed without justification? -- Eraserhead1 <talk> 22:29, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

A good start would be complaining to the rogue admin who did it. I recall he got into trouble after doing something similar at DYK a few months back. --BorgQueen (talk) 00:36, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
Done already :). -- Eraserhead1 <talk> 17:53, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

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Trial of Geert Wilders[edit]

How about the verdict in the major trial of Geert Wilders for the "In the News" section of the Main Page? It's pretty big news and has quite some coverage in the world's media, as it was a pretty major occurance. Polozooza (talk) 10:53, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Sure, you might want to give it a try. Please nominate it on WP:ITN/C. --BorgQueen (talk) 10:56, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
As you already noticed, I did, although I'm rather new around here so I did not know the proper procedure. As I saw you were the one updating the news template, I came to you. Hope you don't mind. Polozooza (talk) 11:04, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
I don't mind, but as I noted the article will have to be updated more. --BorgQueen (talk) 13:38, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

License rationale on Whitey Bulger photo[edit]

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Whitey Bulger[edit]

Hi. I think I did encounter an edit conflict as you suggest, but from what I can tell, according to the diff you provided the difference in text between the two versions was only 151 bytes, which mostly corresponds to the removal of this cruft: The campaign focused on Greig, describing her as an animal lover who frequently goes to beauty salons.[1]. This is not "quite a bit of text", unless you are referring to the following paragraphs:

  • "He added that he loves his brother..."
  • "A US District Court judge found on September 5, 2006..."

Neither of these were removed, however. According to the diff in question, the former was condensed into the previous paragraph (by me) and the latter moved (I think by a different editor) further down the article. Anyway thanks for looking out for the article. I understand it is probably a magnet for vandals and such. Yours, Rms125a@hotmail.com (talk) 00:52, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi, again!! I apologize if I offended you. I wasn't trying to play a semantics game. I take your point regarding edit conflict messages. Yours, Rms125a@hotmail.com (talk) 10:59, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
I just re-read, as per your suggestion, about Bob & Alice. I think I can safely say I will not make the same mistake again re edit summaries. Thank goodness for copy and paste. Rms125a@hotmail.com (talk) 11:04, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks for catching my error!  :-) —David Levy 18:56, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

ITN: 2011 Syrian uprising[edit]

  • The Syrian military moves into two villages, one on the border with Turkey and the other on the border with Lebanon, with civilians reportedly being shot in the village near Lebanon. (BBC News), (AFP via Al Jazeera)
  • Over 1,000 Syrians flee into Lebanon to escape the unrest. (Al Jazeera)
  • Syrian forces attempt to reinforce the border with Turkey. (The Guardian)

Any of them could be ITN if you are looking for something to post -- The Egyptian Liberal (talk) 17:25, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

There is no point in telling me this. I can't post anything without others' supports. --BorgQueen (talk) 17:27, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
Post it and you will get my support :D You also do (as long as I agree with you) -- The Egyptian Liberal (talk) 18:06, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

The lion of Egyptian revolution (Qasr al-Nil Bridge).jpg[edit]

I was wondering if you could give you opinion on the picture nomination to be a featured picture. -- The Egyptian Liberal (talk) 09:57, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

ITN[edit]

Nice to se you taking the initiative to rapidly update ITN. Only thing is per the admin instructions there, you should also be giving credit to noms/updaters when adding it.Lihaas (talk) 07:58, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

No, I don't have to. Read the instruction again. --BorgQueen (talk) 09:00, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

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Hiya, Im currently helping out with WikiConference India 2011 [19] (first such a national annual Wiki event in India). Just wondering if you can spare time to help out with the programming Team. Cheers, Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते 08:24, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

But I am not in India. Is it a problem? :D --BorgQueen (talk) 08:34, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

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I think it's ready to be posted. What do you think? -- The Egyptian Liberal (talk) 07:46, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

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Hello! Have you lost anything recently? Is this yours by any chance? Or is it a close relative? I'm not sure if it's supposed to be put down! ;) --candlewicke 10:21, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

What do you mean? --BorgQueen (talk) 10:31, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

unblock of Coronacomp (talk · contribs) on hold[edit]

I agree they were spamming, but they were not given any explicit warnings at all before being blocked, and they have indicated they understand the block and will not spam in the future. Was thinking of handing them the rope but checking with you first as blocking admin. Beeblebrox (talk) 20:45, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Sure, no problem. --BorgQueen (talk) 03:45, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks[edit]

Thanks a lot for fixing the balance :) Snowolf How can I help? 00:45, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

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