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John Tyler[edit]

Is there any chance you could look over the FAC on this? Good work on the convention. I have Judah P. Benjamin coming up soon. He had a close relationship with the Bayard family, I gather that many of the letters that survive (he destroyed all of his papers he could) came from them. Didn't see any way of giving them a shoutout in the article, though.--Wehwalt (talk) 05:23, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Sure, I'd be glad to. I should be able to make a few comments tonight, at least. I didn't know that about Judah Benjamin. Bayard's main biographer didn't mention him, but he was probably closer to James than Thomas, I would think. Then again, Bayard's biographer is an odd one, so who knows? Looking forward to reading the JPB article, too. --Coemgenus (talk) 11:18, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Ulysses S. Grant FA nomination[edit]

Hello Coemgenus. I am not sure how the FA nomination process works. I have yet to find someone to be co-nominator. Do you have any suggestions on this matter? Thanks for your time. Cmguy777 (talk) 16:56, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Check out the directions at the top of WP:FAC, they should be pretty straight forward. You don't need a co-nominator, you can do it yourself. As I said, I don't have time this month, I'm swamped at work, but I'll try to answer questions you have when I can. --Coemgenus (talk) 18:25, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Coemgenus for the link and information. I will look into nominating the Ulysses S. Grant article for FA status. Cmguy777 (talk) 22:38, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 June newsletter[edit]

After an extremely close race, Round 3 is over. 244 points secured a place in Round 4, which is comparable to previous years- 321 was required in 2013, while 243 points were needed in 2012. Pool C's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) was the round's highest scorer, mostly due to a 32 featured pictures, including both scans and photographs. Also from Pool C, Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished second overall, claiming three featured articles, including the high-importance Grus (constellation). Third place was Pool B's , whose contributions included featured articles Russian battleship Poltava (1894) and Russian battleship Peresvet. Pool C saw the highest number of participants advance, with six out of eight making it to the next round.

The round saw this year's first featured portal, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) taking Portal:Literature to featured status. The round also saw the first good topic points, thanks to Florida 12george1 (submissions) and the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. This means that all content types have been claimed this year. Other contributions of note this round include a featured topic on Maya Angelou's autobiographies from Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), a good article on the noted Czech footballer Tomáš Rosický from Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) and a now-featured video game screenshot, freely released due to the efforts of Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions).

The judges would like to remind participants to update submission pages promptly. This means that content can be checked, and allows those following the competition (including those participating) to keep track of scores effectively. This round has seen discussion about various aspects of the WikiCup's rules and procedures. Those interested in the competition can be assured that formal discussions about how next year's competition will work will be opened shortly, and all are welcome to voice their views then. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 18:48, 30 June 2014 (UTC)


Since you commented at Wikipedia talk:Good article nominations#The State of GAC, I thought you might want to comment at Wikipedia talk:Good article nominations#Formal decision on nomination limit. Most people who commented on the initial discussion do not seem to be following this page, because the formal decision has gotten very few responses.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 21:48, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!

TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.

If you would be interested in participating in a Backlog Drive sometime before the end of this year, please notify TheQ Editor. Also, make sure to specify what month(s) work best for you.

At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.

As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

Sent by Dom497--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)


Just so you know, I am not ignoring your talk page question. All I wish to express, is if someone thinks it is worthwhile to do, go for it and good luck. I will hopefully be able to lend some support around the edges. Alanscottwalker (talk) 15:35, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I'm a little sick of that talk page, myself. --Coemgenus (talk) 16:29, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Hayes Cabinet image[edit]

Fair enough, understood. Would there be any place in the article for this image?-Godot13 (talk) 04:43, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

In terms of space, yes, maybe in "Post-war finances". I'm not sure it really adds anything, though. We already have his signature in the infobox. --Coemgenus (talk) 12:23, 28 August 2014 (UTC)