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GA recuitment[edit]

Hi Dom, hope all is well with you. I wanted to check in with you and see where you are about resuming our improvements about the Centre. I'm assuming that now that it's late June, your exams are over. Or are you too busy watching futbol? ;) Anyway, I'm available if you'd like to continue. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 16:35, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Hey, I've tried to do many things in an effort to improve Wikipedia (aka backlog drives) and everything I've done has failed. I'm not to sure if I'm willing to put my time into the Centre be honest I no longer think its going to change anything...unless we put A LOT of effort in (which is time I don't have)....and the last thing I want right now is to go all in for something I hope/think is going to work but in the end doesn't. Sorry.--Dom497 (talk) 02:51, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Dom, if you'd like, can I work with Figureskatingfan on the Recruitment Centre? I'm guessing you're going to say no, as I am under-experienced anyways with only about 150-200 mainspace edits ;) Brandon (MrWooHoo)Talk to Brandon! 03:34, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Brandon, I'd be inclined to agree that it's too early for you to take on such a big project. If I take it on, I'll keep you in mind for support, which is always needed. There's so many other things to do around here, the least of which to improve and care for articles, so I think that's what you should focus on now. Speaking of the project--Dom, I'm still thinking. I've had some other fish to fry here and elsewhere, which is why I haven't responded, although I still haven't decided one way or the other. I'd hate for all our previous work to be for naught, doncha know. I disagree with you that the Centre has been as much of a failure as you say; instead, I'd say that your expectations have been too high. The nature of mentorship is the kind of activity that takes a lot of work, and since it's one-on-one, there are fewer results. I think that if we were to continue the Centre, we'd have to keep it small and simple. If our goal was to get more people involved in the GAC process and to improve the quality of reviews, that's a valid objective. I could also see a small core group of editors committed to the program. I'm inclined to take it on, so I'll take a look at the improvements in the next day or so and get back to you. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 04:11, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Dom, just saw your note; what a wonderful opportunity to spend your summer travelling! Anyway, if I decide to go further with this, do I have your blessings to continue without you? Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 21:22, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Absolutely!--Dom497 (talk) 22:43, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Falcon's Fury[edit]

@Themeparkgc, Wackyike, Astros4477, JlACEer, McDoobAU93: I know none of you have really done anything to the Falcon's Fury article but since I will be going on vacation for the next month (almost), I wanted to ask you guys if you could help me out by maintaining the article. At the very least, if a news article comes out, can you please archive it at Wayback and leave the link on my talk page? It would be even better if you wanted to add the info! You see, I plan on nominating the article for GA and eventually FA (I was hoping the ride would of opened in May...) and seeing that its very possible that this ride will open while I'm gone, I really don't want to come back and see the article has had a meltdown (IP's...). Thanks.--Dom497 (talk) 22:26, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

I will be on vacation next week but I will try to help out when I get back.Wackyike (talk) 22:48, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Added to my watchlist. I'll keep an eye on it. --McDoobAU93 18:16, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Goliath SFOG[edit]

I'm honestly surprised you're getting taken in by this. Please read the first "Elements" line at the RCDB listing. To save time, I'll copy it here:

200 ft tall Lift Hill with a 170 ft drop

--McDoobAU93 13:56, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Whoops....I was packing for my trip today and I took a quick break to do a final "check-up" on Wiki and wasn't really thinking straight. I misread that. Sorry.--Dom497 (talk) 16:15, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
No worries. I know and trust your work and just wanted to make sure. I added HTML comments to clarify that Goliath's first drop is not its tallest, and I also added additional prose to clear that up in the "ride experience" section. Have a great trip! --McDoobAU93 16:35, 10 July 2014 (UTC)