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This week's article for improvement (week 50, 2014)[edit]

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Game design is the art of creating rules and mechanics to facilitate interactions between players in a game.

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Ambiguous statement[edit]

Re [1] due to the ambiguity of the indenting and the pronoun "that" I don't know what you're agreeing with. NE Ent 11:40, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

I was responding to SergeWoodzing, who seconded my recommendation that users "read the two sections instead of relying on SergeWoodzing's account or mine." The indentation became ambiguous when Vanisaac accidentally inserted a reply above my message (instead of below it). —David Levy 12:23, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 51, 2014)[edit]

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A plate of spaghetti and meatballs.

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Hi there![edit]

Read your message on my talk page. No hard feelings at my end. Thanks for 'Fiona'! :) All the best to you. AnonNep (talk) 11:25, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Are you the David Levy that discovered the comet that hit Jupiter?[edit]

Shoemaker-Levy 9 (1994) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sagittarian Milky Way (talkcontribs) 04:38, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Nope. I'm an American with no claim to fame. —David Levy 12:00, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Enjoy![edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 52, 2014)[edit]

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Merry Christmas![edit]

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Dear David Levy,
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Best wishes to you, your family and relatives this holiday season! Take this opportunity to bond with your loved ones, whether or not you are celebrating Christmas. This is a special time for everybody, and spread the holiday spirit to everybody out there! Face-smile.svg
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Merry Christmas[edit]

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Merry Christmas!!
Hello, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year,

Thanks for all your help on the 'pedia! Face-smile.svg
   –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 04:53, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Quick note - I hope you don't mind me posting here as I know we both got rather pissed at each other months ago, Anyway on a nicer note enjoy the rest of your day :)

This week's article for improvement (week 1, 2015)[edit]

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Hi, This is BnPerdue16, I don't know how to leave a message so I'm hoping this will work. Anyway, Stennisville is NOT a hoax. It is real. It is where Napoleon used to be before they located the settlers off the land in the 1960's for the building of Stennis Space Center. Several homeless people continue to dwell there. It is located back in a thicket next to the space center. A barbed wire fence boarders it on one side and and the highway to Pearlington borders it on the other side. The reason I know about it is because my grandfather lived there for many years, and died there. I've seen it before. The workers at the space center are unaware of it, because the highway department are the ones who allow the homeless to stay there. there is a page for Napoleon at this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon,_Mississippi . It is no longer referred to as Napoleon though, it is now called Stennisville. I suggest that you delete the page for Napoleon and replace it with the page that I created. Thank you so much for contacting me, and I hope we can get this all cleared up quickly :) -Benjamin Perdue (AKA BnPerdue16), Downers Grove, IL — Preceding unsigned comment added by BnPerdue16 (talkcontribs) 17:46, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Vice President of Ghana[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Vice President of Ghana, has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. →Enock4seth (talk) 14:44, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 2, 2015)[edit]

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Dishwashing liquid is a detergent used in dishwashing

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This week's article for improvement (week 3, 2015)[edit]

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The history of Mongolia includes the foundation, expansion, and fragmentation of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century

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Thanks yourself![edit]

I appreciate that you pay attention to the "forced bold lead" nonsense; it really drives me nuts. Plus the guy got it wrong, the poisoning was reported to the world press on the 11th, but occurred on the 9th. μηδείς (talk) 23:00, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Indeed, the resultant statement (that the poisoning occurred when when it was reported) was utterly nonsensical. Thanks again for reverting. —David Levy 23:11, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
I've reverted a second time from a different user, so I added some hidden boilerplate and a comment on talk. I have also restored the pluperfect past where it was grammatically correct--it is odd how this scares people. So I ask you share the style-ogre burden and stay on top of the MOS:BOLDTITLE issue. Thanks. μηδείς (talk) 03:22, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
You were mentioned at ANI when I asked that the IP vandal be blocked. μηδείς (talk) 18:30, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 4, 2015)[edit]

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An example of prose, a type of writing that simulates the natural flow of language

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This week's article for improvement (week 5, 2015)[edit]

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The opening of the Beethoven Symphony No. 5, a famous symphony.

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Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon[edit]

Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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You are invited to join us at New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for our upcoming editathon, a part of the Black WikiHistory Month campaign (which also includes events in Brooklyn and Westchester!).

12:00pm - 5:00 pm at NYPL Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), by W 135th St

The Wikipedia training and editathon will take place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, with a reception following in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building at 5:00pm.

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File:Historical.png listed for deletion[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 6, 2015)[edit]

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Freeze dried coffee, an example of the application of food science

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This week's article for improvement (week 7, 2015)[edit]

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Empire Field, stadium made with temporary structures, cheaper than permanent.

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Add bs.wiki to the list[edit]

Hi David. Some time ago there was a discussion about adding bs.wiki on this list. If there are no further arguments against it, could you please perform this addition? Thanks. -- Edinwiki (talk) 18:14, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Done. —David Levy 18:26, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you David. Could you also please update the template for the main page interwikis? Regards -- Edinwiki (talk) 11:33, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
Done. My apologies for forgetting. —David Levy 15:36, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 8, 2015)[edit]

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A Sicilian ice cream parlour

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O great Main Page Picture Czar...[edit]

Prokopis Pavlopoulos is the top item in ITN, and has a valid pic to go with it. Can you update? Grassy ass. --Jayron32 00:13, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Done. —David Levy 01:25, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
You da man... --Jayron32 01:30, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 9, 2015)[edit]

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Trailer Trash is a US derogatory term for poor people living in trailers or caravans. It appears that these trailer trash happen to live on a trailer park.

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This week's article for improvement (week 10, 2015)[edit]

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There are many backup dancers accompanying the dances of the main dancer.

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This week's article for improvement (week 11, 2015)[edit]

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Turkish cuisine

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Sunday March 22: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Sunday March 22: Wikipedia Day NYC 2015
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You are invited to join us at Barnard College for Wikipedia Day NYC 2015, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference for the project's 14th birthday. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00pm - 9:00 pm at Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, by W 118th St

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 21:58, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

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ITN image[edit]

I note you've updated the image to show one of the victims of the recent helicopter crash, for which thanks. But... there has been some discussion as to whether it is appropriate to highlight just one of the three notable deceased, when we have free images for all three. If the article is still pictured when you're next around could you possibly rotate in one of the other two? Many thanks, Espresso Addict (talk) 22:49, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Hello! Indeed, I planned such a rotation (barring the addition of a new item with an image). In the past, I believe that we've usually waited about a day, so that's what I had in mind. Do you think that sooner would be better? —David Levy 23:19, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
Excellent! I'd suggest rotating more frequently than 24 hours, if you've got the energy, to make it clear there's a rotation ongoing and reduce the likelihood of one being left out. 12 hours, perhaps -- if that works in your timezone, of course? (I really must get my head around how to protect main-page images if one isn't a Commons admin.) Cheers, Espresso Addict (talk) 23:36, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
Instead of rotating the images manually, I set up some code to handle it automatically on a pseudo-random basis (with one in three odds of a particular image being displayed in a given page load). —David Levy 00:50, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
That's a very good solution, thank you. Espresso Addict (talk) 00:54, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Cascading protection on templates[edit]

I noticed you recently applied cascading protection to Template:In the news/random; I watch for this because cascading protection on templates is usually the wrong thing to do (details at WP:PROT#Protection of templates). In this case, it looks like you have already protected the intentional subtemplates, and further if it really does become transcluded onto Main Page then the main page's cascading protection will handle it (and do so correctly even if the template gets a /doc subpage). Is there a reason for the cascading protection on this template specifically that I'm missing? Anomie 18:33, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

I cascaded the protection as a measure of redundancy. Did this cause some sort of harm that I'm missing?
In fact, Template:In the news/random exists purely to enable said redundancy and prevent the subpages thereof from having no immediate parent page; it isn't intended to serve any other purpose. Only the aforementioned subpages were transcluded at Main Page (via Template:In the news), and any future reuse (which is strictly hypothetical at this point) would be the same. —David Levy 23:11, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
The harm is only that protecting a template itself doesn't always behave like people would expect.
I note that Template:Random number is currently cascade-protected thanks only to this template. Template:Mod too, but that's already fully-protected so it doesn't matter so much. Anomie 21:56, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I hadn't noticed that {{random number}}'s protection level was reduced (and I'm not sure that it should have been, but that's a separate matter). I've removed the cascading protection. —David Levy 23:37, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 12, 2015)[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 13, 2015)[edit]

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A antagonist is a character, group of characters, institution, or concept that stands in, or represents, opposition against which the protagonist(s) must contend.

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