User talk:Brianboulton

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List 1: projected TFA dates[edit]

List 2: FAs not scheduled or projected as TFA[edit]


Reminder to me: check opera discographies - regularly.


Watch it! (prose and referencing)

Pierce and Seward (reminders)[edit]

(moved to here, otherwise too easily overlooked) Handsome but stupid, rather like Kennedy in that regard. He's now at FAC. Dare I mention that I have left William H. Seward at Peer Review? He is perhaps best known for his folly, but he did quite a bit more than that. There is no hurry whatsoever. He's waited 142 years, he can wait a while longer.--Wehwalt (talk) 21:24, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

I'll get to Pierce at FAC quite quickly, Seward at PR little later. There will be reciprocation requests in due course. Your industry is astounding. Brianboulton (talk) 21:45, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 August 2014[edit]

More FA congratulations, etc[edit]

Just a quick note to congratulate you on the promotion of Noye's Fludde to FA status recently. I know you know all about WP:TFAR (specific and non-specific date slots) and the "pending" list, so this is just a reminder to use them as and when suits you. Many thanks.

Fludde as TFA for 15th July, perhaps?

Re TFA notices, I've scheduled up to 22nd September now if you want to send some notes out (no urgency, most of the last batch are either primary editors nominating at TFA or inactive/deceased editors). I emailed the botop yesterday and will get the ball rolling on a replacement botop if I don't hear by the end of the week. Best wishes, BencherliteTalk 14:03, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

15th July would be a nice joke – I'll note it in my "remind to nominate" list. I will begin sending out TFA notifications later today, to extant editors. Brianboulton (talk) 14:37, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Today's Featured Article: Notification[edit]

This is to inform you that Gustav Holst , which you nominated at WP:FAC, will appear on the Wikipedia Main Page as Today's Featured Article on 21 September 2014. The proposed main page blurb is here; you may amend if necessary. Please check for dead links and other possible faults before the appearance date.

Holst TFA[edit]

The link-checker is up the Swanee at the moment (something very peculiar going on that I don't understand), but I'll plough through the links manually and make sure they all work before the page goes up for the coconut shy. Tim riley talk 21:36, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

I'll do a prose check to identify any unwelcome addenda. Brianboulton (talk) 13:11, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
I see you are helping Bencherlite with reminders to FA noms about TFA nomination. I have volunteered to help. Tell me what to do and I'll do it. Tim riley talk 19:13, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
What I do is send a standard message I've devised, here, in conjunction with TFA: this month's queue, to the nominators of the chosen TFAs. Care has to be taken that the links in the message are the right ones. If the nominator is retired, blocked or deceased I don't send the message. I have cleared up to 22 September; to avoid us tripping over each other's feet, I will handle any further notices until I go to Sweden on 13 September, after which I shall be incommunicado for a week. If you can take up the reins for a bit then, I'm sure the other Tim will be delighted. Don't forget to send me a note if one of my noms turns up, as I am mightily forgetful of these things. Brianboulton (talk) 15:32, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
Brian and Tim riley, I've scheduled to 8th October in a burst of enthusiasm, so as and when you get a chance to let people know, I would be most grateful. BencherliteTalk 13:09, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Aha! A coincidence! BB and I have just lunched together and I have been appointed Lord High Substitute in his absence on hols from Saturday. Tim riley talk 16:10, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Updated the three added since, viz 9 to 11 Oct. Tim riley talk 09:18, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 September 2014[edit]

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TFA reminders[edit]

(that's 30 October)

September 2014[edit]

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A general invitation to page watchers[edit]

My most recent expansion, Margaret Bondfield, is at peer review. This is a general invitation to comment here, and I will be grateful for any attention, however fleeting. Brianboulton (talk) 17:48, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

PR for the Wigan Nightingale[edit]

Evening squire,

After the son came the father is all very much in the cart-before-the-horse territory, but the little clean up of the Formby Snr article got a little out of hand and turned into an overhaul. For better or worse, the Wigan Nightingale is now at PR for comments, criticism and complaints. If you have the time or the will I'd be delighted to hear your views, but I appreciate that your Wiki time may be limited. Pip pip – SchroCat (talk) 22:42, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Well, I am off to Sweden tomorrow – back 20th, and if it still needs comments then I'll be pleased to oblige. Brianboulton (talk) 00:05, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Have a great time—a great, if expensive place to visit. Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 08:24, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 September 2014[edit]

One hundred years ago today ...[edit]

... the Revenue Cutter Bear arrived in Nome, carrying the survivors of the Karluk. Thank you for writing The Voyage of the Karluk. JKBrooks85 (talk) 03:17, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Great music[edit]

I read that on Ernst Roth? See also. I couldn't help thinking of Warlock. No trivia were added to Roth, or Gardiner, for another example. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:17, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Formby Snr[edit]

Hi Brian, a well-timed holiday has meant you managed to miss the PR on George Formby Snr, but you don't get to escape entirely, as he is now at FAC, if I can persuade you to pop over for a review? I hope you had a good time in Sweden? Cheers – SchroCat (talk) 20:29, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 September 2014[edit]