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WikiCup 2015 launch newsletter[edit]


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Solon Chase[edit]

Hi there, I've noticed your interest in the Greenback Party (and congratulations your impressive expansion of the 1880 Greenback National Convention article!). I started Solon Chase today and thought you might be interested. Chase was a very influential Greenback that has not received the national coverage in the 20th or 21st centuries that other Greenbacks have, but I have found a significant amount of material in primary sources. Will you take a look and edit as needed?--TM 20:50, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Thomas Jefferson Political philosophy and views section summary[edit]

Hello Coemgenus...I am currently working on a core summary of Jefferson's Polilical philosophy and views section in the Thomas Jefferson talk page...The orginial section by discussion is to be its own article and replaced by the summary to reduce the size of the article...Any editing help or input from yourself on the core summary in the talk page would be most welcome...Thanks Cmguy777 (talk) 00:35, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Coolidge Cowboy[edit]


In regard to Coolidge's well known affinity for cowboy costumes - it is no exaggeration. Nearly every Coolidge biography mentions it, including Bill Bryson's recent book: "America: One Summer 1927".

The amount of resources on the web detailing Coolidge's cowboy dress is beyond plentiful. Even the White House site mentions it:

I would recommend adding a sentence to acknowledge Coolidge's almost comical indulgence of cowboy outfits.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cpenderbrook (talkcontribs) 15:30, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Let's discuss at the article's talk page. --Coemgenus (talk) 15:32, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
Reminds me: I've been meaning to restore an image of Coolidge. Any preference? Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:56, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
I used this in the infobox when it was first featured, back in 2007. People have changed it out since then, but if it could be made less shadowy looking, it might serve. The one in the infobox now is OK, too. I've been meaning to rewrite large sections of the article. It's FA, but it's not up to the standard I like to impose on my more recent FA submissions. --Coemgenus (talk) 16:01, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
Think the current infobox image would more reward the time - the older one isn't a particularly good reproduction of the underlying photo, so there's only so far you can take it - if you check the LoC site, it's a 1.3 megabyte TIFF, which is tiny. Adam Cuerden (talk)
Cool. I defer to your judgment in such things! --Coemgenus (talk) 16:08, 5 January 2015 (UTC)


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Thanks for the review. Sorry for the delay. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 17:31, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 1880 Greenback National Convention[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article 1880 Greenback National Convention 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 Caponer -- Caponer (talk) 01:41, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

I've completed by review here: Talk:1880 Greenback National Convention/GA1. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments in the meantime. Thank you again for authoring a phenomenal article! -- Caponer (talk) 03:30, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
It is hereby a privilege to announce that this article has been passed to Good Article status! Congratulations on a job well done! -- Caponer (talk) 13:38, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Kersey Graves and Greenback Party[edit]

Hi there, I would like to further commend you for the fine, fine work you've done with the 1880 Greenback Convention article. You have written an article that is interesting and comprehensible on a topic for which sources are not so easy to come by. Great work! I was reading through it and I noticed a name I did not recognize in Kersey Graves. After reading the article for Graves, I have no doubt that he was a Greenback, but I also noticed that there is no mention of it in his article, nor could I find a citation on Google Books. I see that you have access to the book by Mark Lause, so perhaps, could you exapnd Kersey Graves to include information on his participation with the Greenback Party?--TM 12:52, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Aha, the problem was that it is early in the morning in the eastern United States and I misread his name as Kelsey. I have found multiple citations now. Either way, fantastic work!--TM 12:53, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, glad you liked it! --Coemgenus (talk) 13:20, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 1880 Greenback National Convention[edit]

The article 1880 Greenback National Convention you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:1880 Greenback National Convention 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 Caponer -- Caponer (talk) 13:42, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Jesse Harper[edit]

Hi there, I've been digging deeper into the Greenback Party's leaders and I found Jesse Harper (politician). He finished 2nd for the party's nomination for President in 1884 to Ben Butler. He was also national chairman and 1884 candidate for Governor of Illinois. I found this book. Any help you can give in writing and improving this article is greatly appreciated.--TM 17:23, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

That's a good source. I hadn't planned on working on Harper for at least a few months, but I'll put it on my watchlist and chip in where I can. --Coemgenus (talk) 18:14, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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This wiki-kitten is here to say thank you for your help in bringing Kolbe's article to GA level!

Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 17:09, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Rename your file?[edit]

I've just been looking at File:Ogallala.JPG, which you uploaded to WP in 2007 and which was subsequently moved to Commons. I'd like to give the file a more specific name; I'm thinking about "Front Street, Ogallala, Nebraska, 2007.jpg". Insufficient specificity isn't listed as one of the reasons for changing a filename at Commons:File renaming, but I think that we'd be better off with a name that describes the content in a little more detail. Would you be willing to go along with this? I've got file-renaming rights, so given your consent, I'll go ahead and do the rename. (I'll watch this talk page, so you can reply here if you'd like). Thanks — Ammodramus (talk) 13:44, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

That's fine by me. --Coemgenus (talk) 13:59, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Done, thanks. — Ammodramus (talk) 21:04, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

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DYK for 1880 Greenback National Convention[edit]

Harrias talk 01:29, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Beautiful Garbage GA[edit]

Coemgenus, thanks for reviewing and passing it. Cheers. Lapadite (talk) 22:46, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Glad to do it. It didn't need much improvement! --Coemgenus (talk) 23:34, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Version 2.0 RfC[edit]

Hi, Coemgenus. If you'd like to weigh in there's an RfC created on this page regarding the critical reception section. --Lapadite (talk) 14:43, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Regarding GA review of Bharatiya Janata Party[edit]

Thank you for your valuable feedback. I was also going through a quick read and found some factual errors, I mentioned one on the talk page. Regards. --AmritasyaPutraT 19:22, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. Any more questions you have are welcome at the GA review. I know some basics about the BJP, but I'm certainly not an expert. --Coemgenus (talk) 19:30, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

James B. Weaver[edit]

Congratulations on getting the subject article promoted to FA! Very well done! Sarnold17 (talk) 11:48, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! And thank you for your help with getting it there. --Coemgenus (talk) 13:22, 1 February 2015 (UTC)