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Happy Birthday![edit]

Happy birthday, David! Best wishes. --[[User:Whosyourjudas|Whosyourjudas\talk]] 01:45, 11 Dec 2004 (UTC)

You're very welcome. --[[User:Whosyourjudas|Whosyourjudas\talk]] 23:33, 13 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Creating Articles w/ Categories[edit]

Good work creating new articles. When you create things, it helps tremendously to assign them to an accurate category (see WP:CG for info). If you're really not sure about categories, at least assign your new articles a stub category (see WP:SC for info). By assigning a category, you help make sure your new articles don't get lost as 'orphans' that are not associated with related topics. Feco

User categorization[edit]

Greetings! Your user page hasn't been vandalized :-) --it was updated to use the new User Categorization scheme. I have categorized your User Page as a Wikipedian in North Dakota (Category:Wikipedians in North Dakota) since your name was listed on the Wikipedia:Wikipedians/North Dakota page. The Wikipedia:Wikipedians/North Dakota page is scheduled for deletion. Thanks! Roby Wayne Talk • Hist 01:51, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

Wikiproject North Dakota[edit]

Hi! you might be interested in helping Wikiproject North Dakota off the drawing board. --AlexWCovington (talk) 22:33, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject North Dakota is official! Sort of. Lot of cleanup needed on the project page and plenty of work to do making a decent to-do list, etc. etc., but it all starts somewhere. Thanks for all your help! --AlexWCovington (talk) 05:28, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Adolfo Farsari[edit]

Hi David, Would you mind reading this article on Adolfo Farsari and suggesting on the featured article candidate page whether you think its worthy of featured article status or not? No worries if not, but I'd like your sage commentary. Thanks. Pinkville 23:53, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Happy Birthday![edit]

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Happy Birthday, DavidA! SCongratulate.gif Wishing you a very happy birthday and an awesome upcoming year! Don't forget to save us all a piece of cake! Choice toxicity icon.png

Best regards from the Birthday Committee and myself! --lovelaughterlife♥talk? 18:41, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

MatthewUND's RfA[edit]

I just self-nominated myself for administrator's status on Wikipedia. As an active member of WikiProject North Dakota, I feel that having admin status would allow me the ability to be more useful to the project and to curtail vandalism and other problems. An admin is able to protect pages that are being bombarded with vandalism and to more quickly revert pages that have been vandalized. I've always hoped that we could get an admin to join the WikiProject so we would have someone to turn to in times of need. Since we still don't have an active admin within the project's membership, I decided to nominate myself. I really hope you will visit my request for adminship and support me. Thanks! --MatthewUND(talk) 10:47, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

The WikiProject North Dakota Newsletter - Issue 1[edit]

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The WikiProject North Dakota Newsletter

Issue 1

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New articles
There are always new North Dakota-related articles on Wikipedia. The following articles were recently created. Please help to expand and improve them.

Lloyd Omdahl | Alexander McKenzie (American politician) | Bob Peterson (North Dakota) | North Dakota State Auditor | Ken Karls | Bob Stenehjem | Kelly Schmidt | North Dakota State Treasurer | North Dakota Public Service Commission | Rick Berg | Ben Clayburgh | Steve Sydness | Earl Strinden | Beaver Lake State Park | Cross Ranch State Park | Devils Lake State Park | Wheelock, North Dakota | Robert Wefald | Valley City Public School District | State Historical Society of North Dakota | Metropolitan Opera House (Grand Forks, North Dakota) | Plains Art Museum | Prairie Knights Casino and Resort

Welcome to the WPND Newsletter!
This is the first issue of the new WikiProject North Dakota newsletter. You're receiving this because you have previously signed up to be a member of WPND. If you do not wish to receive future issues, please add your name to the opt-out list.

The WPND newsletter is a work in progress. Future issues may have different types of content and may use a different look. If you have any interesting ideas about what you would like to see in future issues or about the appearance of this newsletter, please share your ideas at the newsletter's talk page. Together, we can make this an interesting, informative, attractive newsletter. Watch for the next issue of the WPND newsletter!

News
-Assessments-
An intial round of assessments was recently done on all pages within the scope of WPND. These initial assessments...all 1,200+ of them...were done by MatthewUND. Matthew tried to generally follow the assessment guidelines found at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment.

To see the assessment of any North Dakota page, simply go to the page's talk page and check the WPND banner. The assessment is presented in a color-coded field in the WPND banner. To change an assessment, edit the page and change the word after "class=" in the WPND banner. Add one of the following codes:

Stub - for very small articles
Start - for slightly longer, higher quality articles
B - for high quality articles of an appropriate length
List - for lists
Cat - for categories
Template - for templates
NA - for pages that are not articles, templates, or categories

Any WPND member should feel free to change any page's assessment. However, keep in mind that there are assessments (particularly GA for "Good Article" or FA for "Featured Article") which can't be applied without having gone through a nomination process.

Current project statistics

North Dakota
articles
Importance
None Total
Quality
Featured article FA 1 1
A-Class article A
GA 2 2
B 41 41
Start 709 709
Stub 573 573
Assessed 1326 1326
Unassessed 0 0
Total 1326 1326


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This newsletter has been delivered to you by --MatthewUND(talk) 05:54, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

The WikiProject North Dakota Newsletter - Issue 2 - July 2007[edit]

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The WikiProject North Dakota Newsletter

Issue 2 - July 2007

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Current project statistics

North Dakota
articles
Importance
None Total
Quality
Featured article FA 1 1
A-Class article A
GA 2 2
B 45 45
Start 727 727
Stub 659 659
Assessed 1434 1434
Unassessed 6 6
Total 1440 1440


News
---North Dakota Portal---
Wikipedia now has a new portal devoted exclusively to the state of North Dakota. Check out Portal:North Dakota.

WPND member NDCompuGeek has constructed the initial framework for the portal and it should now be easy to update the portal on a month-by-month basis. The portal will serve as a kind of "front door" for people using Wikipedia to learn more about North Dakota. It is a great starting point for branching out into the many aspects of the state.

Each month a different article, picture, city, and biography will be showcased along with current news and happenings from around the state. The July version of the portal showcases the Mandan tribe, Governor John Hoeven, and the capital city of Bismarck.

Visit the portal's talk page to share your opinions and ideas regarding the portal.

New articles
An exceptionally large number of new North Dakota-related articles were created during June. Please help to expand and improve the following articles which were created during the past month.

Alfred Wallin | Alvin C. Strutz | Andrew A. Bruce | Andrew Miller (North Dakota) | Arne Dahl | Ben Meier | Bennett Elementary School | Berta E. Baker | Beryl J. Levine | Bismarck Governors | Charles Fisk | Climate of Grand Forks, North Dakota | Curtis G. Olson | David Morgan (North Dakota) | Don L. Short | Edward Engerud | Edward T. Burke | Edwin F. Ladd | Evan B. Goss | Fargo-Moorhead media | Fred Gottfried Swenson | Geography of Minot, North Dakota | Guy C. H. Corliss | H. Kent Jones | H.F. Gierke III | Harrison A. Bronson | Harvey B. Knudson | Henry C. Hansbrough | Henry Linde | Henry Thomas Helgesen | Herbert L. Meschke | Herman Thorson | History of Grand Forks, North Dakota | J. Philip Johnson | James D. Gronna | Jim Kusler | John Dorso | John Flittie | John Knauf | John M. Cochrane | John N. Hagan | John Steen | Joseph Bartholomew | Ken Karls | Kevin Cramer | KFBN | KKLQ | KXBQ-LP | Liberty Memorial Building | Luther E. Birdzell | Lyman R. Casey | Martin N. Johnson | Math Dahl | Minot Vistas | Myron Just | Newton C. Young | North Dakota American Legion Baseball | North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture and Labor | North Dakota Congressional Districts | North Dakota Department of Agriculture | North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education | North Dakota Department of Labor | North Dakota Labor Commissioner | Oakes Municipal Airport | Obert A. Olson | Obert C. Teigen | Olger B. Burtness | Patrick Daniel Norton | Paul M. Sand | Porter J. McCumber | Robert Byrne (North Dakota) | Robert Vogel | Robert W. Peterson (North Dakota) | Sarah Vogel | Susan Wefald | Thomas Frank Marshall | Tony Clark (North Dakota) | Usher L. Burdick | Vernon R. Pederson | Walter C. Taylor | William A. Neumann | William C. Gilbreath | William N. Roach | William Paulson

The WikiProject North Dakota newsletter is a work in progress so please share your ideas about how the newsletter can be improved.
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This newsletter has been delivered to you by --MatthewUND(talk) 22:06, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

The WikiProject North Dakota Newsletter - Issue 3 - August 2007[edit]

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The WikiProject North Dakota Newsletter

Issue 3 - August 2007

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News
---Grand Forks now a Featured Article---
Grand Forks, North Dakota was recently designated as a Featured Article. This means that the article has gone through a nomination process in which it was reviewed and its quality was assessed. The fact that this article made it through the process shows that it is a high quality, well-written, well-sourced article. Currently, there are only a little over 1,500 Featured Articles in the almost two million articles on the English language Wikipedia. That means that only about one in 1,270 articles has been given this designation.

The Grand Forks article is a great example to follow when working on other city articles, particularly those about North Dakota cities. We would be very well off if our other major city articles were similar to the Grand Forks article. Keep the Grand Forks article bookmarked and refer to its structure and style when you work on similar articles.

---New assessment parameter---
You're likely aware that all WPND articles now include a quality rating located on the article's talk page. Now, a new assessment parameter is being implemented. The importance rating aims to gauge the "importance" of the article's subject as it relates to North Dakota. As an example, Bismarck, North Dakota would not be considered as being very important in relation to the country or the world, but it is of top importance when considering just the state of North Dakota.

The importance of each article is gauged as either Top, High, Mid, or Low. Since "importance" is a rather subjective term, some WPND members are trying to come up with a general set of guidelines. Check out this thread on the WPND talk page to see proposals and to share your own opinions of what is and isn't "important" in the state.

Please help to improve and expand these articles which were recently added to the WPND project:
Cities Area Transit | Dakota Territory Air Museum | Fight On Sioux | Fort Totten State Historic Site | Grand Forks Chiefs | It's For You, North Dakota U | List of people from Grand Forks, North Dakota | Log Cabin Museum, Sheyenne, ND | McKenzie Electric Cooperative | North Dakota Democratic-Independent Party | North Dakota Railroad Commission | North Dakota State Cabinet | Old Main (Minot State University-Bottineau) | Pembina State Museum | Politics of North Dakota | Ruth Meiers Hospitality House | Spirit Lake Casino | Stand Up and Cheer (song) | Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation | UND Alma Mater

The WikiProject North Dakota newsletter is a work in progress so please share your ideas about how the newsletter can be improved.
If you no longer wish to receive this newsletter, please add your name to the opt-out list.

This newsletter has been delivered to you by --MatthewUND(talk) 00:29, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Invasion of Naboo[edit]

I have nominated Invasion of Naboo, an article you created, for deletion. I do not feel that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Invasion of Naboo. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time. David Fuchs (talk) 20:46, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Treaty of Algeron[edit]

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I have nominated Treaty of Algeron, an article you created, for deletion. I do not feel that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Treaty of Algeron. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time. Do you want to opt out of receiving this notice? Judgesurreal777 (talk) 20:02, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles requested for more than a year[edit]

Hi DavidA. With the year almost up, we're making an effort to reduce the number of listings at Wikipedia:Articles requested for more than a year. You've been a big help in the past with that project page and I am hoping that you can knock out a few to contribute to the effort. Thanks. Bebestbe (talk) 20:27, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Bespin[edit]

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I have nominated Bespin, an article you created, for deletion. I do not feel that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bespin. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time. Do you want to opt out of receiving this notice? Judgesurreal777 (talk) 21:21, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Saesee Tiin[edit]

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A proposed deletion template has been added to the article Saesee Tiin, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice should explain why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised because even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. --EEMIV (talk) 15:18, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Information.svg Hello DavidA! Thank you for your contributions. I am a bot alerting you that 7 of the articles that you created are tagged as Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons. The biographies of living persons policy requires that all personal or potentially controversial information be sourced. In addition, to ensure verifiability, all biographies should be based on reliable sources. If you were to bring these articles up to standards, it would greatly help us with the current 1,337 article backlog. Once the articles are adequately referenced, please remove the {{unreferencedBLP}} tag. Here is the list:

  1. Ian Watson (scientist) - Find sources: "Ian Watson (scientist)" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images
  2. Robert Cowley - Find sources: "Robert Cowley" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images
  3. Suhaib Badr-Addin Al-Baz - Find sources: "Suhaib Badr-Addin Al-Baz" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images
  4. Hope Cooke - Find sources: "Hope Cooke" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images
  5. Denys Johnson-Davies - Find sources: "Denys Johnson-Davies" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images
  6. Justine Pasek - Find sources: "Justine Pasek" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images
  7. Véronique Tadjo - Find sources: "Véronique Tadjo" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images

Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 08:13, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Consensus discussion on photo[edit]

Hi. I've started a consensus discussion here, and would appreciate your input. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 03:23, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of The Well of Lost Plots[edit]

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The article The Well of Lost Plots has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Non-notable book. No independent refs. No evidence of awards or charting.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Stuartyeates (talk) 05:54, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Juanin Clay for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Juanin Clay is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Juanin Clay 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 high-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 notice from the top of the article. Newjerseyliz (talk) 17:01, 2 August 2013 (UTC)