User talk:Brambleclawx

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Hello there, and welcome to my talkpage. Feel free to contact me here by starting a new section at the bottom of the page. Thank you, and remember, be polite! I will try to address any concerns, but in order to do that effectively, we must all be calm.

Also, please note that I will probably not need {{talkback}} templates: either I have watchlisted you (if I work with you often, or you are in WikiProject Warriors) or I will be periodically checking for replies.

Thank you! Brambleclawx

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Thanks for welcoming me![edit]

Thanks! I'm new, but I hope to help more people like you helped me! Thanks again! ^^ WhisperWindz~ 14:57, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

May 2014[edit]

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uploading a jpg[edit]

How can I upload a .jpg photograph of a living person within the article about the person? This is a photograph that was sent to me personally by the owner who is also the subject of the article, with verbal instructions to upload the photograph into the article. There are no copyrights. How do I demonstrate I have permission to use the photograph? Houston5December 19:43, 2 June 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Houston5December (talkcontribs)

Wikipedia:COPYREQ is the page you want to read. I suggest the person directly upload it him or herself or send an email as directed Wikipedia:Declaration_of_consent. You may be able to as this person's appointed representative, I'm not sure. You may wish to confirm with the owner of the photograph what sort of license they wish to release this under;
"Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported" and GNU Free Documentation License (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts)" 

is the general Wikipedia default, but if he or she wishes to completely relinquish control of the image, it could be released to public domain (note that once released, you cannot reverse the decision). Brambleclawx 22:25, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you.143.111.84.117 (talk) 13:43, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

No problem. Brambleclawx 15:48, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Warriors Quiz[edit]

Hi Brambleclawx! I'll put whether you got the answer right or wrong on here, so that the other quiz-takers (is that a word?) won't cheat. Anyway, question one was right! I usually go by the main books (within the arcs) so I'll accept Fernshade. I read Yellowfang's Secret a loooong time ago, so I don't remember much. (All the books come from the library, except for Into the Wild and Sunrise) Thanks, ❀Larksky12358Guestbook 18:39, 8 June 2014 (UTC) (PS: my answer to question 8 is: Smudge, and he thought he had to join ThunderClan. You know, the shallow dip in his front yard that was the former SkyClan camp!) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Larksky12358 (talkcontribs) 19:03, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Larksky12358 Yep, you're right! Brambleclawx 20:32, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Haha, good! Brambleclawx 13:54, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

June 2014[edit]

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Deletions[edit]

Both were very short unreferenced stubs, neither appears to have been a redirect previously. Both had bee tagged for speedy for multiple reasons by other editors. The Tiger one ended Watch out for "Leafpool's Wish", which came out on April 22. And, "Dovewing's Silence", which coming out in November, the date not known. I can copy you the text of each if you like, but your suggestion of redirecting makes sense, so I doubt that there is much point Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:35, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I will make them redirects. Brambleclawx 13:13, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Warrior Cats Verbannt.jpg[edit]

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 00:20, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Edit Warring for Rutgers[edit]

Thanks for the note. The user doesn't have a talk page to leave a comment. Not a big deal, but college conferences don't change until July 1. Can you block user until July 1?. I've left notes in comments multiple times, and there are a couple of us protecting pages until July....Pvmoutside (talk) 14:20, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

You can create a talk page for that user. Which I've already done when I posted an edit-warring notice on his/her talk page. Also, I don't have administrator privileges, so I can't block (and even if I could, I don't think I would be allowed to block a user who hasn't been warned yet). But anyway, leaving notes on user talks are a much more direct way of informing users why they should stop a certain type of editing, as opposed to in edit summaries, since you can elaborate on why you've decided as a group to not change it until July 1. Brambleclawx 14:23, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the note.....I'm giving up. The info is technically wrong for 12 more hours. If the user is that adamant about making the changes without reading why he is technically incorrect until midnight tonight, then I can overlook the edits. Ashame they can't wait......Pvmoutside (talk) 15:39, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Gadicherla V.R. Rao[edit]

Hi Brambleclawx

Thanks for your message. Please free to delete my new page Gadicherla V.R. Rao if it does not meet the Wikipedia guidelines.

I will then try to collect the details again (from the family members) and create a new page

Thanks again --Kautilya1 (talk) 02:59, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

It's been deleted already, and I wasn't the one who tagged it for deletion in the first place. That said you need reliable secondary sources: collecting information from family members is considered pirmary/original research. Brambleclawx 14:13, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! (from snowbooks1419)[edit]

Hi Brambleclawx! I just wanted to thank you for welcoming me when I first joined Wikipedia, and for inviting me to the Warriors project earlier today. I would love to join this project, and I just signed up on the project page! :) -Snowbooks1419 — Preceding undated comment added 20:49, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

You're very welcome! Brambleclawx 14:09, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

images for https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Paul_F._McManamon[edit]

Hi Brambleclawx,

Some of the images in the above page are deleted. They are: 1. Paul presenting his report to Secretary Chu 2. Paul giving a keynote speech in China 3. Paul receiving the presidential award.

I believe I have selected "None" or something like that for the license while uploading. These photos are published in online news stories and do not have any commercial value.

How do I go about them? Some of the thoughts are: 1. Locate the news stories online and include them in the references. 2. If possible locate the authors of the news stories and try to get their permission 3. If they are taken for Paul (during the event) then can I obtain Paul's consent?

Thank you very much for your help Kautilya1 (talk) 15:53, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Kautilya1. Sorry about the late reply. Your best bets are to find a freely licensed version of those pictures, or contact the photographers and try to get their permission. If Paul owns the rights for the photo, then he could give permission, but he might not have the rights to the pictures, you'd have to ask. Brambleclawx 15:26, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Signature[edit]

hello this is Daniel Sky(Daniel Sky (talk) 22:22, 22 August 2014 (UTC)) I am new to this so you will have to bare with me. Where do i sign my name on the page which I edited?

Hi Daniel Sky. If you are on a talk page, then at the end of a comment you type four tildes (~~~~) to auto-generate a signature. Brambleclawx 15:29, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm Bmicomp. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Geraldine L. Richmond, and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you. BMIComp 15:55, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Note: Posted a question on BMI's talk page. Airplaneman 00:52, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, to my amazing TPS. Brambleclawx 13:59, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

GA Cup - September 2014 Newsletter[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup - September 2014
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Welcome to the GA Cup! In less than 72 hours, the competition will begin! Before you all start reviewing nominations we want to make sure you understand the following:

  • This is a friendly competition so we don't want any cheating/breaking of the rules. However, if you do believe someone is going against the rules, notify the judges. All the rules are listed here.
  • If you are a new editor or new to reviewing Good article nominations, it is imperative that you read the 4 essays/guides listed under FAQ #4. If you do not understand something, ask a judge for clarification ASAP!
  • The competition is not entirely about who can review the most nominations. Per the "Scoring" page, there is different criteria in which you can earn more points. Theoretically, you could review 10 nominations and have 80 points but another user could have reviewed 5 nominations and have 100 points. Yes, we want you to review as many nominations as you can as this will greatly increase the number of points you earn, but you must also keep in mind that every single review will be looked over by a judge. If we find that you are "rubber-stamping" (in other words, the review is not complete but you still passed/failed the article) you may be disqualified without warning.

Also, rather than creating a long list on what to remember, make sure you have read the "Scoring", "Submissions", and "FAQ" pages.

Now for the one question that we guarantee you have: how on earth will the rounds work???

Yes, we never actually had a solid platform regarding how the rounds would work because we had no idea how many people would sign-up. Even though the competition is about to begin, because sign-ups are still open, it is impossible to say exactly how each round will work. As of now, we can confirm that Round 1 will have everyone compete in one big pool. Depending on the final number of participants after sign-ups close, a to-be-determined number of participants will move on (highest scorers will move on) to Round 2. We guarantee that the top 15 will move on, so make sure you aim for those top positions! Moving on to Round 2, participants will be split into pools of even numbers (for example, every pool will have 6 participants). The pools will be determined by a computer program that places participants by random. More details regarding Round 2 will be sent out at the end of Round 1.

It is important to note that the GA Cup will run on UTC time, so make sure you know what time that is for where you live! On that note, the GA Cup will start on October 1 at 0:00:01 UTC; Round 1 will end on October 29 at 23:59:59 UTC; Round 2 will commence on November 1 at 0:00:01 UTC. All reviews must be started after or on the start time of the round. If you qualify for Round 2 but do not complete a review before the end of Round 1, the review can be carried over to Round 2; however that review will not count for Round 1. Prior to the start of the the second round, participants who qualify to move on will be notified.

Finally, if you know anyone else that might be interesting in participating, let them know! Sign-ups close on October 15 so there is still plenty of time to join in on the action!

If you have any further questions, contact one of the judges or leave a message here.

On October 16 or 17, 2014, check the Pools page as we will post the exact number of participants that will move on to the next round. Because this number will be determined past the halfway mark of Round 1, we encourage you to aim to be in the top 15 as the top 15 at the end of the round are guaranteed to move on.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

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GA Cup -Round 1 Newsletter[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup - Round 1
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As we move into the middle of Round 1, we wanted to report some of the lessons we've learned thus far, as well as announce a major rule change going into Round 2, which begins November 1. Remember, sign-ups for this year's Cup ends on September 15.

Thus far, we're very happy with the results of the competition. One of our major goals, reducing the long backlog at GAN, is well on the way to being accomplished, mostly due to the enthusiastic efforts of Jonas Vinther, who has earned over 250 points. Over 80 reviews have been made thus far. Thank you all for your efforts and for your part in making the GA Cup a success.

However, this is the inaugural year of the GA Cup, so there have been some unforeseen circumstances that have come up. One has been a glaring inadequacy with the rules, which the judges feel makes the competition unfair. As a result, there will be a major change in the rules, starting at the beginning of Round 2:

  • Your review must provide feedback/suggestions for improvement, and then you must wait until the nominator has responded and all issues/suggestions have been resolved before you can pass the article. Failure to follow this rule will result in disqualification.

What this means is that you must provide some feedback to the article's nominator, and must wait for him or her to respond before passing the article. If the nominator has not responded in the standard 7 days, you can fail the article. We're instituting this rule change to prevent the possibility of competitors passing articles for the sake of passing articles (or failing them) and to gain more points. We believe that the change will make it more fair to all competitors in the GA Cup.

Also, in case you haven't noticed, we increased the "guarantee" for Round 2 to 25 participants. The exact number will be decided in the near future.

We thank your for your participation, and for your flexibility and understanding as we learn what works and what doesn't work in this competition.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

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GA Cup Newsletter Correction[edit]

Hi everyone,

It was brought to the attention of the judges that there was an error in the newsletter sent out earlier today.

Sign-ups for the GA Cup will close on October 15, 2014, not September 15, 2014 (as mentioned in the newsletter).

Sorry for any confusion.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

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GA Cup - Round 1 Newsletter #2[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup - Round 1
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Hello GA Cup competitors!

The judges have learned a great deal in this first part of the competition, and we appreciate your patience with us as we've figured out what works and what doesn't work. As we reported in our last newsletter, an inadequacy in the scoring system has been illuminated in the past 15 days, which has resulted in a major change in the rules. It has also resulted in one withdrawal.

To ensure fairness, we've decided to further increase the number of participants moving onto Round 2. Everyone who has reviewed at least one article will automatically be moved forward, and will be placed in pools. You have until October 29 to take advantage of this opportunity. It is our hope that this will make up for the unforeseen glitch in our scoring system.

Best of wishes to all of you as you continue to help improve articles and make Wikipedia a better place.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletter, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant, you will be on the mailing list no matter what as this is the easiest way to communicate between all participants.

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Welcome template[edit]

Your header at your welcome template was causing problems because the </font> closing tag, instead of the </small> tag, was used. I have fixed the typo, if you are fine with that. – Epicgenius (talk) 02:28, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Brambleclawx 23:00, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Happy Halloween!!![edit]

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Wilhelmina Will has given you some caramel and a candy apple! Caramel and candy-coated apples are fun Halloween treats, and promote WikiLove on Halloween. Hopefully these have made your Halloween (and the proceeding days) much sweeter. Happy Halloween!

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If Trick-or-treaters come your way, add {{subst:Halloween apples}} to their talkpage with a spoooooky message!

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Cheers! "We could read for-EVER; reading round the wiki!" (talk) 18:04, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

GA Cup - Round 2[edit]

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Greetings, GA Cup competitors!

Wednesday saw the end of Round 1. Jaguar took out Round 1 with an amazing score of 238. In a tight race for second, Peacemaker67 and Ritchie333 finished second and third with 152 and 141 points, respectively.

Two users have scored the maximum five bonus points for article length (60,000 characters+). Anotherclown reviewed Spanish conquest of Yucatán (77,350 characters) and MrWooHoo reviewed Communist Party of China (76,740 characters). The longest review was by Bilorv who reviewed Caldas da Rainha. The review was approximately 22,400 characters which earned s/he two bonus points (20, 000 - 29, 999 characters).

In Round 1, 117 reviews were completed, making the first round of the GA Cup a success! A total of 86 articles were removed from the backlog during the month of October! We hope to see all remaining users fighting it out in Round 2 so we can lower the backlog as much as possible.

To qualify for the second round, one completed review was needed, which 28 users accomplished. Participants have been randomly put into 7 pools of 4; the top 2 in each pool will move onto Round 3. There will also be one wildcard. This means that the participant who comes in 15th place (all pools combined) will also move on. Round 2 will start on November 1 at 0:00:01 UTC and end on November 29 at 23:59:59 UTC. Information about Round 2 and the pools can be found here

Also, remember that a major rule change will go into affect starting on November 1, which marks the beginning of Round Two. Round 1 displayed a weakness in the rules, which we are correcting with this new rule. We believe that this change will make the competition more inherently fair. The new rule is: Your review must provide feedback/suggestions for improvement, and then you must wait until the nominator has responded and all issues/suggestions have been resolved before you can pass the article. Failure to follow this rule will result in disqualification. The judges will strictly enforce this new rule.

Good luck and remember to have fun!

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletter, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant still competing, you will be on the mailing list no matter what as this is the easiest way to communicate between all participants.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:04, 31 October 2014 (UTC)