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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]

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Your GA nomination of Howard Llewellyn Swisher[edit]

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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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Hello, West Virginian. Please check your email – you've got mail!
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HazelAB (talk) 23:26, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
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]

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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:

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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]

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The Signpost: 04 March 2015[edit]

Precious again[edit]

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diverse topics
Thank you, unusual you, for quality articles, lists and categories on diverse topics, including education, music, (West)-Virginia, historic people such as Alexander White (Virginia), for views and reviews, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (27 August 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:39, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 787th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:21, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Gerda Arendt, thank you so much again for the PumpkinSky Prize. It's my most cherished honor bestowed upon me during my ten years here on Wikipedia. I appreciate your camaraderie, friendship, and incredible contributions to Wikipedia! -- Caponer (talk) 22:36, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Howard Hille Johnson[edit]


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Would you like to conduct a GA Review on this article? Let me know if you are interested. Face-smile.svg Pavanjandhyala (talk) 10:41, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Pavanjandhyala, it would be my pleasure to review this article. It may be delayed for a few days, but I promise to complete this review as soon as my schedule allows. I've claimed it in the meantime. -- Caponer (talk) 14:16, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
Can you please begin the GAR today if possible? Face-smile.svg Pavanjandhyala (talk) 14:21, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Pavanjandhyala, due to my schedule I won't be able to get to this until my day off tomorrow. Would that be alright? I apologize for the further delay. Let me know if this is a deal breaker. Thanks! -- Caponer (talk) 00:05, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Sure. Try to begin on 18 March and if impossible, on 19. Thanks for responding. Pavanjandhyala (talk) 04:08, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Pavanjandhyala, I've completed my review and the article only requires minor cosmetic changes. Thank you for all your hard work on this one! -- Caponer (talk) 14:57, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
I've made the necessary changes. Visit the GAR page and suggest further changes if any. Pavanjandhyala (talk) 15:48, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 11 March 2015[edit]

Romney Presbyterian Church[edit]

Hello. I see you have edited Romney, West Virginia in the American Civil War a lot. I was wondering if you would consider helping me expand Romney Presbyterian Church please? It is certainly significant enough to have its own page. Not sure if it is listed. Please reply on my talkpage. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 22:07, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Zigzig20s, thank you for creating a stub for this article and for taking an interest in the Romney Presbyterian Church. I'm currently working on completing User:Caponer/Hebron Church, which was recently listed on the NRHP. Once I've completed this task, I will begin making contributions to the Romney Presbyterian Church article. It is my understanding that research is currently under way for the church's own listing on the NRHP, which provide a more comprehensive history for us to draw from. In the meantime, I'll pull together what information I do have on the church and will expand upon the article as soon as time allows. Thank you again for bringing this to my attention! -- Caponer (talk) 14:52, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, that's great. I came across the church while I was creating William Henry Foote. Any idea when you will do that?Zigzig20s (talk) 14:54, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Hopefully within the next month or so. My schedule's been a little crazy as of late. I'd been wanting to write an article on William Henry Foote for years, so I'm elated you were finally able to! I have some more sources on Dr. Foote so I can probably provide more content for that article as well. This certainly makes my day! Thank you for all your hard work on these articles! -- Caponer (talk) 14:56, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Sounds great. It looks like he was very prominent in the Presbyterian Church. I wonder what he wrote about the peculiar institution, and if he wrote anything about repatriation/colonization. I also think it would be good to find out more about his role at Hampden-Sydney College. But do you think you might be able to add a bit more about the church (perhaps some more info with two or three more references) now please? I just feel like it would be a shame if the stub were deleted because it looks too weak. We could then extend it much more later. Do let me know if you could do that please. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 00:22, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Also if you'd like to improve/expand Strasburg Presbyterian Church. I think it might be listed as part of the Strasburg Historic District, but I thought a stand-alone article made sense given that it is another very historic church. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 03:33, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 March 2015[edit]

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The Signpost – Volume 11, Issue 12 – 25 March 2015[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CVIII, March 2015[edit]

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The Signpost, 1 April 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 01 April 2015[edit]

DYK for Thomas Bryan Martin[edit]

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Happy Easter![edit]

All the best! "Carry me down, carry me down; carry me down into the wiki!" (talk) 04:50, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Wilhelmina Will, Happy Easter to you as well, and thank you tremendously for this delicious chocolate Easter bunny! -- Caponer (talk) 08:48, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 08 April 2015[edit]

Upcoming attractions in DC[edit]

Hello!

Here are some upcoming DC meetups in April and May:

  • Tuesday, April 14: National Archives Hackathon on Wikipedia Space with American University – 2:30-5pm
    See the latest work on the Wikipedia Space exhibit in the new NARA Innovation Hub and brainstorm on new ideas for a public exhibit about Wikipedia
  • Friday, April 17: Women in Tech Edit-a-thon with Tech LadyMafia – 5-9pm
    Team up with Tech LadyMafia to improve Wikipedia content on women in the history of technology.
  • Saturday, April 25: April Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
  • Friday, May 1: International Labour Day Edit-a-Thon – 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    An edit-a-thon at the University of Maryland

Hope to see you at these events! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Cheers,

James Hare

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Boat Race reviews[edit]

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Hey Caponer, just a quick barnstar to say thanks for the many reviews of Boat Race articles you've conducted over the past year. As of this morning, I completed my (initial) goal of ensuing that every Boat Race had, not only its own article, but one that was either of GA or FA status: we now have 158 GAs and 3 FAs that we can all be proud of! It doesn't stop here, for me at least, I'm going to keep up with improving the quality of the GAs and look for more FA opportunities. Plus, there's the small matter of 70 Women's Boat Race articles to get up and running! But thanks again, I couldn't have done it without your help. The Rambling Man (talk) 15:38, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I thankfully and humbly accept this barnstar and I commend you on all your ongoing hard work to illustrate each and every Boat Race at either the GA or FA level. This has been no easy feat or accomplishment and you are almost there, sir. As I've stated before, it's always been both a privilege and a pleasure reviewing this articles for Good Article status. I look forward to reviewing more as they become available! Thanks again! -- Caponer (talk) 21:18, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 April 2015[edit]

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The Signpost: 22 April 2015[edit]

Your GA nomination of Henry Bell Gilkeson[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIX, April 2015[edit]

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DYK for Samuel Lightfoot Flournoy (West Virginia lawyer)[edit]

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