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The Bugle: Issue CIV, November 2014[edit]

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GOCE copyediting request[edit]

Hi Caponer, I just wanted to let you know that I'm finished copyediting Alexander White (Virginia), an article that you listed on the GOCE requests page. If you have any comments about my work, please let me know. (I hope I didn't screw things up too badly. Face-smile.svg) Regards, --Biblioworm 15:13, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

GOCE copyediting request[edit]

Hi Caponer,
I've just finished copyediting Francis White (Virginia), an article you listed at the GOCE requests page. Comments are welcome. Face-smile.svg --Biblioworm 18:45, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 26 November 2014[edit]

DYK nomination of Howard Llewellyn Swisher[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Howard Llewellyn Swisher at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 00:33, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 December 2014[edit]

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

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

WikiCup 2015 is just around the corner...[edit]

Hello everyone, and may we wish you all a happy holiday season. As you will probably already know, the 2015 WikiCup begins in the new year; there is still time to sign up. We have a few important announcements concerning the future of the WikiCup.

  • We would like to announce that Josh (J Milburn) and Ed (The ed17), who have been WikiCup judges since 2009 and 2010 respectively, are stepping down. This decision has been made for a number of reasons, but the main one is time. Both Josh and Ed have found that, over the previous year, they have been unable to devote the time necessary to the WikiCup, and it is not likely that they will be able to do this in the near future. Furthermore, new people at the helm can only help to invigorate the WikiCup and keep it dynamic. Josh and Ed will still be around, and will likely be participating in the Cup this following year as competitors, which is where both started out.
  • In a similar vein, we hope you will all join us in welcoming Jason (Sturmvogel 66) and Christine (Figureskatingfan), who are joining Brian (Miyagawa) to form the 2015 WikiCup judging team. Jason is a WikiCup veteran, having won in 2010 and finishing in fifth this year. Christine has participated in two WikiCups, reaching the semi-finals in both, and is responsible for the GA Cup, which she now co-runs.
  • The discussions/polls concerning the next competition's rules will be closed soon, and rules changes will be made clear on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring and talk pages. While it may be impossible to please everyone, the judges will make every effort to ensure that the new rules are both fair and in the best interests of the competition, which is, first and foremost, about improving Wikipedia.

If you have any questions or concerns, the judges can be reached on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, on their talk pages, or by email. We hope you will all join us in trying to make the 2015 WikiCup the most productive and enjoyable yet. You are receiving this message because you are listed on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk), The ed17 (talk), Miyagawa (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Figureskatingfan (talk) 18:53, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

End-of-the-year meetups[edit]

Hello,

You're invited to the end-of-the-year meetup at Busboys and Poets on Sunday, December 14 at 6 PM. There is Wi-Fi, so bring your computer if you want!

You are also invited to our WikiSalon on Thursday, December 18 at 7 PM.

Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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The Signpost: 10 December 2014[edit]

DYK for Howard Llewellyn Swisher[edit]

Mike VTalk 08:44, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 December 2014[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CV, December 2014[edit]

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The Signpost: 24 December 2014[edit]

December 2014[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

Please be particularly aware that Wikipedia's policy on edit warring states:

  1. Edit warring is disruptive regardless of how many reverts you have made.
  2. Do not edit war even if you believe you are right.

In particular, editors should be aware of the three-revert rule, which says that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. While edit warring on Wikipedia is not acceptable in any amount and can lead to a block, breaking the three-revert rule is very likely to lead to a block. If you find yourself in an editing dispute, use the article's talk page to discuss controversial changes; work towards a version that represents consensus among editors. You can post a request for help at an appropriate noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases it may be appropriate to request temporary page protection.

(And please note that deleting an entire section of an article isn't exactly a "minor" edit.) ElKevbo (talk) 02:24, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 launch newsletter[edit]

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Round one of the 2015 WikiCup has begun! So far we've had around 80 signups, which close on February 5. If you have not already signed up and want to do so, then you can add your name here. There have been changes to to several of the points scores for various categories, and the addition of Peer Reviews for the first time. These will work in the same manner as Good Article Reviews, and all of the changes are summarised here.

Remember that only the top 64 scoring competitors will make it through to the second round, and one of the new changes this year is that all scores must be claimed within two weeks of an article's promotion or appearance, so don't forget to add them to your submissions pages! If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAN, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages. Good luck! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs)
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The Signpost: 31 December 2014[edit]

Instead of a cheque...[edit]

Barnstar-goldrun7.png The Running Man Barnstar
Thank you for all you have done to help me with the Boat Race articles. Tonight we hit a landmark, over 50% of the race articles are now Good or Featured Articles, which is a monumental achievement considering that none of the articles even existed eight months ago. Thanks again. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:34, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
  • The Rambling Man, thank you for this esteemed honor, and for your continued hard work in completing your series of articles detailing The Boat Race. It's been a privilege to have participated in this process! Thanks again! -- Caponer (talk) 22:40, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Valley View (Romney, West Virginia)[edit]


I'll have a look at it tomorrow. BTW you might be willing to read and review Philip Seymour Hoffman and Shah Rukh Khan for FAC. Any comments are most welcome!♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:20, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

  • My esteemed friend Dr. Blofeld, I will be able to begin my review of this article within the next 48 hours. I hope that will fall well within your timeline for this FA review! Thanks again for the opportunity! -- Caponer (talk) 14:35, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
Was archived yep.♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:47, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
Dr. Blofeld, I'd planned to complete it on my day off! I'm sorry I missed the boat on this one. As always, keep me posted on future nominations and candidacies. -- Caponer (talk) 16:52, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 07 January 2015[edit]

A Barnstar for You[edit]

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Thanks for taking the time to review Good Article nominations! I know it can be time-consuming, but it's much appreciated. APK whisper in my ear 06:59, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
AgnosticPreachersKid, thank you for this much appreciated barnstar. It was a privilege and a pleasure working with you throughout this process, and I look forward to reviewing your future articles! Once again, congratulations on your accomplishments! -- Caponer (talk) 07:05, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

WV Flag[edit]

God speed, and good luck........, let me know if I can help, I noted that there are a few official titles like Gov of WV Vice Pres etc etc not blue linked, if that overkill let me know. Looks Good. There is also a ref about the flag in the state constitution, which is online...Coal town guy (talk) 19:44, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Coal town guy! I'm still fiddling with this article while it is is nominated for both GA and DYK. I decided if Ohio and Indiana could have GAs for their state flags, West Virginia certainly could, too! -- Caponer (talk) 21:14, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Joshua Soule Zimmerman[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Joshua Soule Zimmerman you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ruby2010 -- Ruby2010 (talk) 04:21, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 14 January 2015[edit]

Your GA nomination of William Beverley[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article William Beverley you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Rationalobserver -- Rationalobserver (talk) 20:22, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of William Beverley[edit]

The article William Beverley you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:William Beverley for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Rationalobserver -- Rationalobserver (talk) 17:01, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Capon Chapel[edit]


Waldorf–Astoria (New York, 1893)[edit]

Hi, any chance you could review this one?♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:23, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Dr. Blofeld--Sounds good! I'm about to embark upon the work week but I will be able to complete this review within the next 48 hours or so. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns in the meantime. Thanks! -- Caponer (talk) 12:33, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
That's great thanks, I thought you might enjoy reviewing an older building like that one.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:38, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
Dr. Blofeld, thank you sir! I always enjoy new articles detailing historic structures, so it is an honor to have this opportunity. Thanks again! -- Caponer (talk) 17:44, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for taking this one on. --Rosiestep (talk) 15:29, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
Rosiestep, it's an absolute pleasure. I've missed you and Dr. Blofeld. -- Caponer (talk) 16:58, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

sculpture book[edit]

Do you happen to own a copy of James M. Goode's book The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, D.C.: A Comprehensive Historical Guide? (ISBN 9780874741384) I know it's a must-have for D.C. sculpture aficionados. (I'll order it one of these days...) If you do have a copy, when you get some free time in the near future, can you see if there's any info about the Dupont Circle Fountain dedication ceremony? I found dedication info for related articles from Testament to Union: Civil War Monuments in Washington, D.C. (ISBN 9780801858611), but unfortunately, Google Book preview isn't available for the pages I need. APK whisper in my ear 01:07, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

User:Tim1965 actually found an article with ceremony info. So I guess disregard the above message. :-) APK whisper in my ear 02:41, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
AgnosticPreachersKid, I apologize for the tardy reply as I just saw this message! I do not have a copy of this book, but I'm going to order it! This would be handy on my bookshelf. I always look forward to your latest contributions to Wikipedia illustrating D.C.'s landmarks! -- Caponer (talk) 03:34, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
Yesterday I ordered both books on Amazon. I found used copies ($5 for Goode's book and $2 for the other one!) and look forward to them arriving. They'll come in quite handy! APK whisper in my ear 04:16, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for William Beverley[edit]

Thanks for helping free speech Victuallers (talk) 15:15, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 January 2015[edit]

Your GA nomination of Joshua Soule Zimmerman[edit]

The article Joshua Soule Zimmerman you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Joshua Soule Zimmerman for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ruby2010 -- Ruby2010 (talk) 02:41, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Ruby2010, thank you for your guidance in improving this article to Good Article status. I always enjoy working with you in our various Wikipedia endeavors, and more especially, I always enjoy seeing your latest stellar contributions to Wikipedia. Thank you again for taking the time to complete such a thorough and comprehensive review of this article! -- Caponer (talk) 03:25, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CVI, January 2015[edit]

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The Signpost: 28 January 2015[edit]

You're on a roll![edit]

Thanks for the reviews! BTW, the two books I mentioned above arrived in the mail and they're great resources, especially Testament to Union: Civil War Monuments in Washington, D.C. APK whisper in my ear 21:41, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks AgnosticPreachersKid! It is both a privilege and pleasure to review your articles. You always do a very fantastic job and I thank you for documenting each of D.C.'s monuments and memorials one carefully-written article at a time. I've placed an order for both books per your recommendation--thank you by the way! -- Caponer (talk) 21:45, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

GA nominations[edit]

Thanks for your note. I've been somewhat inactive myself lately, and a couple of articles have been languishing in my to-be-written queue for several months now. Still, I'll look through your list of GA nominations, and see if I can find time to do a review on one of them. — Ammodramus (talk) 16:34, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your consideration Ammodramus! Let me know when you select the one that most interests you. Your reviews are always very appreciated! -- Caponer (talk) 21:07, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
    • FYI Ammodramus, Dr. Blofeld has begun a GA review of Capon Chapel. There are still many more to choose from, of course! Thanks! -- Caponer (talk) 21:23, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Capon Chapel[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Capon Chapel you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Dr. Blofeld -- Dr. Blofeld (talk) 21:21, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Capon Chapel[edit]

The article Capon Chapel you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Capon Chapel for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Dr. Blofeld -- Dr. Blofeld (talk) 14:01, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Did you have anything else nominated?♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:02, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Dr. Blofeld, I do indeed sir. Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge, Howard Llewellyn Swisher, Eugenia Washington, Henry Bell Gilkeson, James Sloan Kuykendall, and Flag of West Virginia are all nominated for GAR, so it depends upon whichever one of these articles interests you the most. Keep me posted as you have nominations ready for review. Thanks again, sir--you're a scholar and a gentleman. -- Caponer (talk) 16:09, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Dr. Blofeld -- Dr. Blofeld (talk) 16:21, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Dr. Blofeld, thank you for taking on this GAR of the Capon Lake bridge article! I look forward to working with you throughout this process. -- Caponer (talk) 16:28, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Museum hacks and museum edits[edit]

Hello there!

Upcoming events:

  • February 6–8: The third annual ArtBytes Hackathon at the Walters Art Museum! This year Wikimedia DC is partnering with the Walters for a hack-a-thon at the intersection of art and technology, and I would like to see Wikimedia well represented.
  • February 11: The monthly WikiSalon, same place as usual. RSVP on Meetup or just show up!
  • February 15: Wiki Loves Small Museums in Ocean City. Mary Mark Ockerbloom, with support from Wikimedia DC, will be leading a workshop at the Small Museum Association Conference on how they can contribute to Wikipedia. Tons of representatives from GLAM institutions will be present, and we are looking for volunteers. If you would like to help out, check out "Information for Volunteers".

I am also pleased to announce events for Wikimedia DC Black History Month with Howard University and NPR. Details on those events soon.

If you have any questions or have any requests, please email me at james.hare@wikimediadc.org.

See you there! – James Hare

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Your GA nomination of Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge[edit]

The article Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Dr. Blofeld -- Dr. Blofeld (talk) 10:21, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 February 2015[edit]

DYK for Flag of West Virginia[edit]

Harrias talk 00:01, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
THAT is JUST FANDAMTASTIC!!!!Coal town guy (talk) 00:32, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Coal town guy! ;) -- Caponer (talk) 18:32, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC celebrates Black History Month, and more![edit]

Hello again!

Not even a week ago I sent out a message talking about upcoming events in DC. Guess what? There are more events coming up in February.

First, as a reminder, there is a WikiSalon on February 11 (RSVP here or just show up) and Wiki Loves Small Museums at the Small Museum Association Conference on February 15 (more information here).

Now, I am very pleased to announce:

There is going to be a lot going on, and I hope you can come to some of the events!

If you have any questions or need any special accommodations, please let me know.


Regards,

James Hare


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Talk:Domnall Gerrlámhach/GA1[edit]

Hi Caponer. Thanks very much for the reviewing the article, and the kind words you left on my talkpage. I think I've addressed your comments, but I overhauled the "Kingship of Dublin" section in the process, so there might be some new quirks there.--Brianann MacAmhlaidh (talk) 23:49, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Brianann MacAmhlaidh, I just completed my review and re-review of your article since you made your edits, and I find that it is beautifully and comprehensively written and exceeds the criteria for Good Article status. It was a privilege for me to review this article, and I look forward to reading your next works! Congratulations on a job well done! -- Caponer (talk) 00:38, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks again.--Brianann MacAmhlaidh (talk) 01:27, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
You are quite welcome Brianann MacAmhlaidh! -- Caponer (talk) 01:32, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Capon Chapel[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:26, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Flag of West Virginia[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Flag of West Virginia you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of AHeneen -- AHeneen (talk) 23:40, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Flag of West Virginia[edit]

The article Flag of West Virginia you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Flag of West Virginia for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of AHeneen -- AHeneen (talk) 07:21, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg HARD work on the Flag article, well deserved!! Coal town guy (talk) 19:40, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Coal town guy, thanks for the cup of coffee sir! I could definitely use one, too. If only there were enough time in the day to write all the articles that I'd like to. Thanks again for all your continued support! -- Caponer (talk) 02:01, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Another WV topic...could be very cool[edit]

[AND THIS IS THE CHALLENGE]. I was able to do some work on it and correct a few things, BUT I JUST SO HAPPEN to have gotten another book in my library which could help with this..That s, IF you think it could be a GA????Coal town guy (talk) 00:14, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Coal town guy, that would definitely be doable, especially if you have a new source that assists and adding context to the constitution. The state's previous constitution will also probably warrant an article in the future. My to-do-list is already quite long, but I'll assist in any way I can! -- Caponer (talk) 02:52, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 11 February 2015[edit]

DYK for Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge[edit]

Thank you fro me and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 00:02, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Howard Llewellyn Swisher[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Howard Llewellyn Swisher you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Dr. Blofeld -- Dr. Blofeld (talk) 20:01, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Howard Llewellyn Swisher[edit]

The article Howard Llewellyn Swisher you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Howard Llewellyn Swisher for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Dr. Blofeld -- Dr. Blofeld (talk) 19:01, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Dr. Blofeld, as always, thank you for taking the time to conduct such a thorough review and for providing me with much appreciated and much needed guidance. You're a scholar and gentleman. -- Caponer (talk) 13:26, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 February 2015[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CVII, February 2015[edit]

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Amber Room[edit]

Thank you so much kind sir for your thorough review. I have only just now logged on, but will get to it right away. Thanks again. :) Jonas Vinther (speak to me!) 21:33, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your work and assistance in the GA-review of the Amber Room. Regards, Jonas Vinther • (speak to me!) 21:24, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Aww thanks Jonas Vinther! It was a pleasure and a privilege working with you throughout this process. Thank you for all your service to Wikipedia, and thanks again for this honor! -- Caponer (talk) 21:42, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Right back at ya. :) Jonas Vinther • (speak to me!) 23:02, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia email re Newspapers.com signup[edit]

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HazelAB, thank you tremendously! I have signed up and I am good to go! I appreciate all your assistance in getting me squared away! All the best, -- Caponer (talk) 23:35, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Lake Plunge[edit]

Hi, any chance you could improve this?♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:08, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Dr., how on Earth did you ever find this thing? Is it even notable enough for an article? Only for you will I work my magic with this article. Is there a certain timeline? -- Caponer (talk) 16:54, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
I have an alphabetical browsing tool! I wasn't sure it was notable, but I saw Connecticut and thought of you. Perhaps ChrisGualtieri would also be interested?♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:00, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Actually Dr. Blofeld, ChrisGualtieri would be a better candidate than me as Connecticut is his bailiwick. I would be happy to assist where possible though! -- Caponer (talk) 17:04, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
If neither of you think it's notable redirect it.♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:07, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
It's actually a notable slide, but more so for the tragedy in 2000... While it is definately possible to fill out the article, it should probably be redirected for the time being. The details and construction of the slide is not something you'd be able to source easily. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 18:31, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Businessman GAR[edit]

I have addressed the concerns you raised during the GAR. Please let me know whether any additional changes are needed to be made. Thanks for reviewing. Pavanjandhyala (talk) 02:35, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 February 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 25 February 2015[edit]

Your GA nomination of Eugenia Washington[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Eugenia Washington you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Coemgenus -- Coemgenus (talk) 16:20, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. 64 competitors made it into this round, and are now broken into eight groups of eight. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups. Round 1 saw some interesting work on some very important articles, with the round leader Australia Freikorp (submissions) owing most of his 622 points scored to a Featured Article on the 2001 film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which qualified for a times-two multiplier. This is a higher score than in previous years, as Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) had 500 points in 2014 at the end of round 1, and our very own judge, Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) led round 1 with 601 points in 2013.

In addition to Freikorp's work, some other important articles and pictures were improved during round one, here's a snapshot of a few of them:

You may also wish to know that The Core Contest is running through the month of March. Head there for further details - they even have actual prizes!

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Editing for Women's History in March[edit]

Hello,

I am very excited to announce this month’s events, focused on Women’s History Month:

  • Sunday, March 8: Women in the Arts 2015 Edit-a-thon – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Women in the Arts and ArtAndFeminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Wednesday, March 11: March WikiSalon – 7 PM to 9 PM
    An evening gathering with free-flowing conversation and free pizza.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup (or just show up!)
  • Friday, March 13: NIH Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon – 9 AM to 4 PM
    In honor of Women’s History Month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is organizing and hosting an edit-a-thon to improve coverage of women in science in Wikipedia. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 21: Women in STEM Edit-a-Thon at DCPL – 12 PM
    Celebrate Women's History Month by building, editing, and expanding articles about women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields during DC Public Library's first full-day edit-a-thon.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Friday, March 27: She Blinded Me with Science, Part III – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Smithsonian Institution Archives Groundbreaking Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Free lunch courtesy of Wikimedia DC!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 28: March Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup

Hope you can make it to an event! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Thanks,

James Hare

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Your GA nomination of Eugenia Washington[edit]

The article Eugenia Washington you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Eugenia Washington for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Coemgenus -- Coemgenus (talk) 00:21, 4 March 2015 (UTC)