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Chili Peppers[edit]

Unfortunately, the article is once again receiving heavy vandalism from IP users. If it isn't too much trouble, could you perhaps protect it again? NSR77 TC 04:05, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Alphaman[edit]

I noticed that you deleted the Alphaman article on July 12, 2007. I looked up what "prod" meant in this context. Am I correct in assuming that you proposed deletion of the article, then no one responded within 5 days, so you went ahead and deleted it?

The fact that it wasn't a long article, that if I'm correct in assuming that no one objected within 5 days, and the fact that it took me 8 months to realize it was deleted seems to confirm that it wasn't notable.

Still, I think it's notable in relation to the rouge-like games. And I'm asking now because today there was some information I remember was on the Wikipedia page and no where else.

I was going to ask if the page was truely deleted everywhere, but while I was looking I found the page archive on the Internet Archive http://web.archive.org (and found the information I was looking for). So now I'm more just asking if it was deleted simply because it was short and no one objected to its deletion.

Featured Article queue[edit]

I'm not sure exactly what the issue is you're tackling at the TFA requests talk page, but if you can't watch the page constantly (to do . . . whatever it is you need to do), I can handle that for you. It'd be nice to have Surfer Rosa appear on the Main Page for its 20th anniversary, and you've been long overdue an appearance there (For comparison's sake, I've had two articles appear on the Main Page already. This was back when we could nominate any article, and I personally nominated neither. Odd that.). WesleyDodds (talk) 06:57, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

There's my three official current projects (In Utero, Definitely Maybe, and Britpop), but I get distracted easily. As a result I've done a lot of work on Bauhaus (band). There's a few more Replacements articles I should send you. Remind me to if I don't e-mail them to you over the weekend. WesleyDodds (talk) 22:05, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
I just listed my support for Surfer Rosa, by the way. If you have time, could you take a look at Vitalogy? I think we can list it for a Good Article nomination soon; it just needs some tweaking. WesleyDodds (talk) 11:12, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Persian Gulf mediation[edit]

For the third time, I would like to know if you are abandoning the Persian Gulf mediation. It seems to have foundered with the dispute unresolved, and at least two other editors are misconstruing the notes from the mediation. If you are unable or disinterested in remaining involved, please let me know, so we can resubmit to mediation. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 22:40, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

I disagree, the current mediation shouldn't be abandoned. We were closer to a resolution than ever, before Arcayne all of sudden abandoned the discussions. However, a solution is still not out of reach. --Sia34 (talk) 22:49, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Then you are far ore optimistic than I, as I haven't really seen any compromise from any of your edits in the article, discussion or mediation, as that is somewhat the intention of mediation. Also, might I trouble you to avoid stalking my edits? It's kinda creepy. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 22:58, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
You haven't seen any compromise from me? I am the one who introduced a compromise version, which everyone was OK with BUT you. If you were willing to compromise and hadn't abandoned the discussions, there would be a solution by now, and I am not the only one who is saying that. It's still not too late, you can still show that you're willing to compromise by resuming the discussions on the mediation, rationalizing your objections and bringing counter-proposal until there is an agreement. And how am I "stalking your edits" exactly? I am simply leaving a message for the mediator. --Sia34 (talk) 23:27, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
I'm happy to resume mediating the dispute. (Arcayne, I may have missed your messages on the mediation; if so, I'm sorry! I haven't been on here as much recently, but I should be back to normal editing levels now.) Do you we all agree to resume on the current mediation page? CloudNine (talk) 23:30, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much CloudNine, I do agree with the resumption of the current mediation. --Sia34 (talk) 23:40, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
As do I. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 23:45, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Ready when you are, Cloudnine. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 21:16, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Surfer Rosa[edit]

Really nice article here...a great read. Congrats on the TFA! dihydrogen monoxide (H2O) 09:51, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Radiohead Taskforce[edit]

WesleyDodds and I had the idea of a Radiohead taskforce. He told me that you would be the person to talk to in setting one up, as you have set up all the other ones. Could you please help? Ka5hmirTalk To Me! 10:41, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative music Newsletters[edit]

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NewMarqueeDayMoonRising, Thundermaster, and SuperNeek joined the alternative music fold during March.

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Accelerate[edit]

I've only heard the singles, although I might get a cheap copy soon. "Supernatural Superserious" sounds better if it's on the radio surrounded by lesser tunes. "Hollow Man" sounds good when you get to the chorus, though (at least judging from the live performances on YouTube). WesleyDodds (talk) 23:14, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

By the way, editing Accelerate (R.E.M. album)‎ has been consistently frustrating. You really have to go through pages of history and the archived talk page to get the full story, but suffice it to say it's taken a lot of work to try to shape the article into something decent while constantly running into problems. Funny thing is, I haven't even heard the album yet. WesleyDodds (talk) 06:02, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Double Nickels[edit]

I only had to do a little bit of prose tweaking on Double Nickels on the Dime (unfortunately couldn't find more references). It's definitely ready for GAC; go ahead and nominate it. WesleyDodds (talk) 03:13, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

By the way, I'm confused by this: "Several songs on Double Nickels on the Dime were outsourced to or inspired by contemporaries, such as Black Flag's Henry Rollins and Jack Brewer of Saccharine Trust." WesleyDodds (talk) 03:17, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
Put it up for GA! WesleyDodds (talk) 22:13, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Wakey, wakey - Persian Gulf again![edit]

A recent post seems to pretty much seal the deal on adding the term. What do you think of The controversy over the name of the Arabian Gulf / Persian Gulf? - Arcayne (cast a spell) 04:31, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

How does that post "seal the deal" about anything? I think you should re-examine it more closely, it's just a bunch of rants and original research added by a Pan-Arabist who needs to be reminded that Wikipedia is not a soapbox.--Sia34 (talk) 04:58, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
Sigh. Then Sia, I urge you to go to the page an discuss the matter there. Had you actually read all of my post, you would have seen that the point of the post was to have Cloudnine check it out for themself. And please, stop tossing around labels, Someone could easily salp you with the label, Pan-Iranist. He isn't soapboxing; he is presenting info. Maybe you could actually read it before dismissing it? - Arcayne (cast a spell) 05:04, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
I did read it, it's propaganda, soap-boxing, and nothing more. "He is presenting info"? Whose info? His own original research? I don't see a single verfible source in that post. --Sia34 (talk) 05:10, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative music Newsletter[edit]

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Overhaul of FL criteria[edit]

I've re-started the process here and am notifying the four candidates for director as well as advertising at FLC talk and FAC talk. Your input would be valued. TONY (talk) 05:24, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Requesting your input at Wikipedia:WikiProject Economics/Featured Article drive[edit]

Since you are a member of WikiProject Economics, I would like to direct your attention to Wikipedia:WikiProject Economics/Featured Article drive. We are currently deciding on an economics-related article to bring to Featured Article status and we would like your input. Thanks! Gary King (talk) 15:18, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

grunge[edit]

just to let you know i have reverted your your revision you failed to address the issue on the talk page there has been an on going disscusion there,as an administrator you should know better than to just revert without a disscusion please see grunge talk page and please do not do any further revisions without a disscusion as an administrator you are not suppose to show a bias one way or another but i can clearly see there is a click like mantality and a unwillingness to work with other people who have issues on alternative music pages smells like article ownership happening--Wikiscribe (talk) 04:18, 21 May 2008 (UTC)


me and dodds had come to some sort of consenus that is why i suggested that you should have gone to the talk page and would see--Wikiscribe (talk) 22:34, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Progress[edit]

A lot of other users have been less active (NSR77) or disappeared (Brandt Luke Zorn). I was pretty busy in April so my editing dropped off drastically as well. April was the first month in over a year with no alt-rock articles promoted to FA staus. However, we're trying to turn that around this month, and there's already some FAs and FLs for May (in particular, check out "Touch Me I'm Sick"). If you're interested in cleaning up some Pearl Jam articles and getting them to GA status, that would be great; User:-5- has done a lot of work on them, and we've already pushed Ten and Vitalogy to GA status. By the way, the last issue of Spin I bought (R.E.M. on the cover) has a Kim Deal interview, so let me know when you get the urge to work on that article again, and I'll help you out. WesleyDodds (talk) 23:24, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

"In Bloom" became a GA a few hours ago. WesleyDodds (talk) 11:27, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative music newsletter[edit]

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Pixies songs[edit]

Please explain why you reverted the redirects that I put in place for the following songs

As I explained in the edit summary, they all fail Wikipedia:Notability_(music)#Songs, and thus do not require articles. Regards Nouse4aname (talk) 15:03, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

From the link above... "Most songs do not merit an article and should redirect to another relevant article" and "Songs that have been ranked on national or significant music charts, that have won significant awards or honors or that have been performed independently by several notable artists, bands or groups are probably notable". None of these songs charted, and there is no assertion of significance for any of them. Generally album-tracks are not notable enough to require a separate article, regardless of what information you can find. Such information should be incorporated into the album article, if anything. Nouse4aname (talk) 15:30, 28 June 2008 (UTC)
But you have failed to assert any significance or notability for any of the songs. Nouse4aname (talk) 15:35, 28 June 2008 (UTC)
OK, fair enough if you are confident of that, but I want to see three featured articles by Friday! Happy editing... Nouse4aname (talk) 15:39, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative music newsletter[edit]

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Wikipedia:Manual of Style updates[edit]

Hi CloudNine. I was in the process of categorizing Wikipedia:Manual of Style updates, but noted that it doesn't seem to have much activity. If you would like to have it speedy deleted, please add {{db-author}} at the top of the page. Otherwise, please add the category Updates to the bottom of page. Thanks. Bebestbe (talk) 19:01, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Some Pixies discussion[edit]

Hi,

I tried to make some corrections on the Pixies article that were overturned by you and I just wanted to go into some details to maybe hammer this out.

Kim Deal stated in numerous interviews that she was not responsible for the content/lyrics/any songwriting of any of the songs other than the two (unless you count Levitate Me, a multi-credit one that shifted later, three) songs in which she was credited for songwriting. In fact, she said they never talk/talked about the lyrics at all, and she had to learn them by listening to him (radio interview on TLM tour??) It therefore seems unlikely to me to think that a change in the songwriting and subject matter had anything to do with her. On the contrary, Charles (Black Francis) talked about in his Melody Maker tour diary about writing the new songs on tour and wondering what type of response they might get from their other fans. It's also worth noting that several other songs regarding aliens etcetera had been recorded before Bossanova (Manta Ray, Into the White etcetera).

That being said, Kim did express in interviews a frustration at being marginalized in other ways, like not having as many backup vocals to sing (most of the songs w/prominent vocals on BN and TLM were ones that were written/arranged before the recording of the album, i.e. Dig For Fire, Subbaculta)

I think that is a much clearer way of presenting the information.

24.22.170.115 (talk) 19:36, 14 July 2008 (UTC)Sean R

Album FT[edit]

I know you aren't too active right now, but I'm sure we'd all appreciate your input here. WesleyDodds (talk) 08:21, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative Music Newsletter for July 2008[edit]

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Arbocalaviv, Samushi101, Carbonrodney, Red157, and dmodlin71 joined the alternative music fold during July.

Editors

User:WesleyDodds

SoxBot II (talk) 03:13, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Tagging[edit]

I pretty sure I explained to him why he doesn't need to do this. I thought he had stopped. Go ahead an tell him again if need be. It wa pretty annoying when he copied the project layout and then just copied and pasted alt-rock WP and Metal WP FAs and FLs onto the WP Rock front page. WesleyDodds (talk) 07:01, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Reminder that I have a Kim Deal Spin article from this year. Or, if you want to hold off a little longer on that, there's been some vague talk between a few of us at getting MTV Unplugged in New York to FA, possibly in time to appear on the front page to mark the 15th anniversary of the performance. WesleyDodds (talk) 09:12, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for unblocking me. really appreciate it. --Be Black Hole Sun (talk) 16:10, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

States[edit]

I do live in California, but I'm actually on vacation at the moment. I was in Chicago the last week or so and right now I'm in Seattle. I'm going to London in a couple of days and then to New York (where I'm originally from) for another couple of days before I'm due back in LA for school and stuff. If you're taking a road trip, I highly suggest you (when you come to the West Coast) go to Big Sur. I've gone there for years and it's an amazing place. Absolutely serene. Thanks for the offer; I'll drop you a line when it's done. On another note, where have you been for so long? NSR77 TC 23:32, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Well, it seems like Disintegration is finally done. Are you still willing to look it over? Oh, and "Monkey Gone to Heaven" is a disturbing, but impeccably crafted work of art. NSR77 TC 03:26, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Let us talk[edit]

As you said "Yes, but the alternative wikiproject is the more specific of the two", thats wrong when it comes to Queens of the Stone Age related articles, One genre has something to do with alternative rock, while three genres which is in scope of the rock project. If its goin to be specific the rock music project should be added. I can find reliable sources if you want to. I'm not adding it before this discussion over okay. --Be Black Hole Sun (talk) 13:06, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Why duid you revert my edit on the Template:WikiProject New Wave music? --Be Black Hole Sun (talk) 18:30, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Okay thanks. --Be Black Hole Sun (talk) 18:42, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

I'm replacing the alternative wikiscope with the rock scope on the queens of the stone age articles cause of this discussion Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Alternative music#Queens of the Stone Age scope where i've got to supports. --Be Black Hole Sun (talk) 04:41, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Pixies[edit]

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Category:Pixies, which you created, has been nominated for deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Occuli (talk) 15:56, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Sub Pop[edit]

I've started work on Sub Pop. I'm focusing on the basics for now, so there's a lot of things to fill in when you can get around to it. WesleyDodds (talk) 05:58, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative Music Newsletter for August 2008[edit]

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Corythepaperboy, Hiram111, Yozzer66, and Lugnuts joined the alternative music fold during August.

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Wikipedia 0.7[edit]

Have you seen this news yet? If you aren't too busy with the non-Wiki world, can you select versions of your FAs and GAs that have made the selected queue? WesleyDodds (talk) 05:39, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative Music Newsletter for September 2008[edit]

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ThinkBlue joined the alternative music fold during September.

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WikiProject Rock music Newsletter for October 2008[edit]

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  • This month's "Recommended Rock Album" is Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994).

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Main Page redesign[edit]

The Main Page Redesign proposal is currently conducting a straw poll to select five new designs, before an RFC in which one will be proposed to replace the Main Page. The poll closes on October 31st. Your input would be hugely appreciated! Many thanks, PretzelsTalk! 10:09, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative Music Newsletter for October 2008[edit]

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SanePsychotic joined the alternative music fold during October.

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Teen Idles[edit]

Have a look. Ceoil (talk) 13:53, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative Music Newsletter for November 2008[edit]

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A Stop at Willoughby and Trap The Drum Wonder joined the alternative music fold during November.

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Love Systems[edit]

I was working on a "company page" and I wanted to make sure several Wikipedia admins would approve the page. Whenever you have time, could you give me some pointers on how to improve the page? The page has to go through a DRV before it can get back up. Any feedback is much appreciated!

The page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Coaster7/Love_Systems

Thanks in advance. Coaster7 (talk) 01:19, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

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Friends[edit]

Hey there. I understand that you were working on the Friends article last year and attempted to get it into shape. :) Well, I have begun working on it, User:Cornucopia/Friends, but it is a mess right now. If you want to help, please feel free, but if you don't really want to, I was wondering if you have any leftover sources that I could use, especially filming information in the apartments. Thanks, Corn.u.co.pia / Disc.us.sion 13:56, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative Music Newsletter for December 2008[edit]

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Papa November and S. Dean Jameson joined the alternative music fold during December.

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WikiProject Alternative Music Newsletter for February 2009[edit]

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MikeGruz and Blackadam2 joined the alternative music fold during February.

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Hullo[edit]

Are you ever going to finish up the rest of those Pixies album articles? WesleyDodds (talk) 10:23, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative Music Newsletter for March 2009[edit]

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Disputed non-free use rationale for File:PixiesVelouriaVideo.png[edit]

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Pixies[edit]

Hi, I've noticed that you've been heavily involved in the Pixies articles and though I'd let you know that I've uploaded a new image of the band to commons - file:Pixies 2004.jpg. Do you think it should be used to replace the non-free image currently being used on Pixies? --JD554 (talk) 08:51, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative Music Newsletter for April 2009[edit]

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The Alternative music WikiProject Newsletter
Issue 25 - April 2009
"The other day I had these Jehovah's Witnesses come round to my house, and they tried to convince me that the Pope was the Devil's representative on Earth. So I told them that Jesus was the world's first communist. So they left. They were genuinely enraged.'" - Ian Brown
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Editors

User:WesleyDodds

SoxBot (talk) 10:50, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

GA Sweeps invitation[edit]

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I am sending you this message since you are listed as a GA reviewer. I would like to invite you to consider helping with the GA sweeps process. Sweeps helps to ensure that the oldest GAs still meet the criteria, and improve the quality of GAs overall. Unfortunately, last month only two articles were reviewed. This is definitely a low point after our peak at the beginning of the process when 163 articles were reviewed in September 2007. After nearly two years, the running total has just passed the 50% mark. In order to expediate the reviewing, several changes have been made to the process. A new worklist has been created, detailing which articles are left to review. All exempt and previously reviewed articles have already been removed from the list. Instead of reviewing by topic, you can consider picking and choosing whichever articles interest you.

We are always looking for new members to assist with the remaining articles, so if you are interested or know of anybody that can assist, please visit the GA sweeps page. In addition, for every member that reviews 100 articles or has a significant impact on the process, s/he will get an award when they reach that threshold. If only 14 editors achieve this feat starting now, we would be done with Sweeps! Of course, having more people reviewing less articles would be better for all involved, so please consider asking others to help out. Feel free to stop by and only review a few articles, something's better than nothing! Take a look at the list, and see what articles interest you. Let's work to complete Sweeps so that efforts can be fully focused on the backlog at GAN. If you have any questions about the process, reviewing, or need help with a particular article, please contact me or OhanaUnited and we'll be happy to help. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 07:08, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative Music Newsletter for May 2009[edit]

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The Alternative music WikiProject Newsletter
Issue 26 - May 2009
"Well, I remember hearing girls behind me in English class talking about turning 18 and being old enough to strip. It wasn't that weird at the time.'" - Brandon Flowers
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User:WesleyDodds

SoxBot (talk) 10:50, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative Music Newsletter for June 2009[edit]

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The Alternative music WikiProject Newsletter
Issue 27 - June 2009
"The only confusion was, I think we all thought they were women. Kim was obviously a woman, but they all had this shaved-headed, pretty, soft look. And there were lots of lesbian bands at the time, and we always got booked with them, so we just thought the Pixies were another, like maybe they were like angry divorcees or somthing that formed a band.'" - Kristin Hersh
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User:WesleyDodds

SoxBot (talk) 22:44, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Disputed non-free use rationale for File:This Ain't No Picnic.png[edit]

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GA reassessment of Alternative rock[edit]

I have conducted a reassessment of the above article as part of the GA Sweeps process. I have found some concerns with the referencing which you can see at Talk:Alternative rock/GA1. I have placed the article on hold whilst these are fixed. Thanks. Jezhotwells (talk) 18:09, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

GA reassessment of Kurt Cobain[edit]

I have conducted a reassessment of the above article as part of the GA Sweeps process. I have found some concerns with the referencing which you can see at Talk:Kurt Cobain/GA1. I have placed the article on hold whilst these are fixed. Thanks. Jezhotwells (talk) 16:42, 26 July 2009 (UTC)


WP:Hornbook -- a new WP:Law task force for the J.D. curriculum[edit]

Hi CloudNine,

I'm asking Wikipedians who are interested in United States legal articles to take a look at WP:Hornbook, the new "JD curriculum task force".

Our mission is to assimilate into Wikipedia all the insights of an American law school education, by reducing hornbooks to footnotes.

  • Over the course of a semester, each subpage will shift its focus to track the unfolding curriculum(s) for classes using that casebook around the country.
  • It will also feature an extensive, hyperlinked "index" or "outline" to that casebook, pointing to pages, headers, or {{anchors}} in Wikipedia (example).
  • Individual law schools can freely adapt our casebook outlines to the idiosyncratic curriculum devised by each individual professor.
  • I'm encouraging law students around the country to create local chapters of the club I'm starting at my own law school, "Student WP:Hornbook Editors". Using WP:Hornbook as our headquarters, we're hoping to create a study group so inclusive that nobody will dare not join.

What you can do now:

1. Add WP:Hornbook to your watchlist, {{User Hornbook}} to your userpage, and ~~~~ to Wikipedia:Hornbook/participants.
2. If you're a law student,
(You don't have to start the club, or even be involved in it; just help direct me to someone who might.)
3. Introduce yourself to me. Law editors on Wikipedia are a scarce commodity. Do knock on my talk page if there's an article you'd like help on.

Regards, Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook 20:24, 2 August 2009 (UTC)Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook 04:45, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative Music Newsletter for July 2009[edit]

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The Alternative music WikiProject Newsletter
Issue 28 - July 2009
"I rip off more fuckin' people than anyone in the world. I rip off my own rip-offs." - Jared Followill
Project news
New members

Guitarherochristopher and Andrzejbanas joined the alternative music fold during July.

Editors

User:WesleyDodds

SoxBot (talk) 08:03, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

File:Buster Martin.jpeg[edit]

Hi, I nominated this file for deletion as replaceable. Regards Hekerui (talk) 09:44, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative Music Newsletter for August 2009[edit]

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The Alternative music WikiProject Newsletter
Issue 29 - August 2009
"We've been having lots of sex, and we're pregnant with the new baby already. It's vicious! It will have claws, like Freddy Kruger's lovechild.'" - Tom Meighan
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New members

Dylan620, SteelersFan UK06, Guitarherochristopher and Thatguykalem joined the alternative music fold during August.

Editors

User:WesleyDodds

SoxBot (talk) 15:21, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Cynthia Lennon[edit]

It was recently de-listed as not being good enough, but I have worked a lot on the article and have cleaned lots of things the de-listing reviewer had problems with. Could I ask you to review it again for a GA rating? Thanking you in anticipation, --andreasegde (talk) 01:35, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Economics census[edit]

Hello there. Sorry to bother you, but you are (titularly at least) a member of WP:WikiProject Economics, as defined by this category. If you don't know me, I'm a Wikipedia administrator, but an unqualified economist. I enjoy writing about economics, but I'm not very good at it, which is why I would like to support in any way I can the strong body of economists here on Wikipedia. I'm only bothering you because you are probably one of them. Together, I'd like us to establish the future direction of WikiProject Economics, but first, we need to know who we've got to help.

Whatever your area of expertise or level of qualification, if you're interested in helping with the WikiProject (even if only as part of a larger commitment to this wonderful online encyclopedia of ours), would you mind adding your signature to this page? It only takes a second. Thank you.

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FAR listing for Pixies[edit]

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Next drive[edit]

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Main page appearance[edit]

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The Pixies in concert in Kansas City in 2004

Doolittle is the second studio album from the American alternative rock band Pixies, released on 18 April 1989 on 4AD. The album's offbeat and dark subject material, featuring references to surrealism, Biblical violence, torture and death, contrasts with the clean production sound achieved by the then-newly-hired producer Gil Norton. Doolittle was the Pixies' first international release, with Elektra Records acting as the album's distributor in the United States and PolyGram in Canada. Two tracks were released as singles: "Here Comes Your Man" and "Monkey Gone to Heaven". Doolittle has continued to sell consistently well in the years since its release, and in 1995 was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album has been cited as inspirational by many alternative artists, while numerous music publications have ranked it as one of the most influential albums ever. (more...)

Nomination of Buster Martin for deletion[edit]

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The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Buster Martin until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. Kittybrewster 03:43, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of FRIENDS as FA[edit]

I nominate friends as a featured article.Beacause you are one of the most contributors of the article, please help me in the nomination procedure.--nijil (talk) 18:05, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

File:PixiesVelouriaVideo.png listed for deletion[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear CloudNine,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 14:03, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

File:BamThwokiTunes.png listed for deletion[edit]

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Main page appearance: Black Francis[edit]

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Black Francis performing at Brixton Academy in 2009

Black Francis (born 1965) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known as the frontman of the influential alternative rock band Pixies. Following the band's breakup in 1993, he embarked on a solo career. After releasing two albums with 4AD, he left the label and formed a backing band, Frank Black and the Catholics. He reformed the Pixies in 2004 and continues to release solo records and tour as a solo artist. His vocal style has varied from a screaming, yowling delivery as lead vocalist of the Pixies to a more measured and melodical style in his solo career. His cryptic lyrics mostly explore unconventional subjects, such as surrealism, incest and biblical violence, along with science fiction and surf culture. His use of atypical meter signatures, loud–quiet dynamics and distinct preference for live-to-two-track recording in his career as a solo artist give him a distinct style within alternative rock. As frontman of the Pixies, his songs (such as "Where Is My Mind?" and "Debaser") received praise and citations from contemporaries, including Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. Cobain once said that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was his attempt at trying to "rip off the Pixies". However, in his solo work and records with the Catholics, he received fewer popular and critical accolades. (more...)

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Main page appearance: Joey Santiago[edit]

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Joey Santiago performing with Pixies at "Where the action is" in Stockholm, Sweden

Joey Santiago (born 1965) is a Filipino-American guitarist and composer. Active since 1986, Santiago is best known as the lead guitarist for the American alternative rock band Pixies. After the band's breakup in 1993, Santiago produced musical scores for film and television documentaries, and he formed The Martinis with his wife, Linda Mallari. He also contributed to albums by Charles Douglas and former Pixies fellow bandsman Frank Black. Santiago resumed his role as the Pixies' lead guitarist when they reunited in 2004. Santiago has described his guitar technique as "angular and bent," and he cites Les Paul, Chet Atkins, Joe Pass and Jimi Hendrix as major influences on his style. His guitar playing, as part of the Pixies' sound, was held in high regard by critics: MTV's Laurel Bowman commented that Santiago's "sonic plow was the key element in the Pixies' monstrous presence." (more...)

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Precious[edit]

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Thank you for making us almost hear the music of artists such as Joey Santiago and Black Francis. Consider to return from the cloud and let us hear more, - remember you quoted "People forget how fast you did a job - but they remember how well you did it."? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:23, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Main Page appearance: Bam Thwok[edit]

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Kim Deal

"Bam Thwok" is a download-only single by the American alternative rock band Pixies. The song was written and sung by bassist Kim Deal (pictured), and released exclusively through the iTunes Store on June 15, 2004. It was the band's first recording since the 1991 studio album Trompe le Monde; the Pixies broke up acromoniously in 1993 and reformed in 2004. Frontman Black Francis, the band's principal songwriter, said the recording session "was very relaxed, a nice way to break the ice". Originally composed for the movie Shrek 2, the song was not selected for the final soundtrack. The lyrics display a surrealistic and nonsensical nature typical of the band; Deal's inspiration was a discarded child's art book she found on a New York City street. She commented "This kid had written ... about a party that took place in another universe, about people and monsters that were partying together." The song is structured around a four-beat guitar melody which incorporates major chords throughout. It begins with full instrumentation, over which Santiago layers a short guitar solo. "Bam Thwok" debuted at number one on the first release of the UK Download Chart. (Full article...)

You (and your talk-page stalkers) may also be interested to hear that there have been some changes at the TFA requests page recently. Nominators no longer need to calculate how many "points" an article has, the instructions have been simplified, and there's a new nomination system using templates based on those used for DYK suggestions. Please consider nominating another article, or commenting on an existing nomination, and leaving some feedback on your experience. Thank you. UcuchaBot (talk) 23:01, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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Alternative musicians
Thank you for making us almost hear the music of artists such as Joey Santiago and Black Francis. Consider to return from the cloud and let us hear more, - remember you quoted "People forget how fast you did a job - but they remember how well you did it."? - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:23, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 150th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:13, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

I forgot to mention TFA Bam Thwok, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:34, 15 June 2014 (UTC)