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The Bugle: Issue XCIV, January 2014[edit]

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Dolph Ziggler[edit]

The IP edit to Dolph Ziggler here isn't supported in the reference. The ref doesn't mention the Royal Rumble at all. The detail may be correct, but a new ref is needed for it. I reverted it along with the vandalism, but it seems the 7 edits are still pending, and that we bumped into each other. INeverCry 06:26, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Your reversion of the IP edit was completely correct, apologies for missing the lack of sourcing. I was there entirely to revert the image vandalism by the editor after the anon IP and didn't look further back. Euryalus (talk) 06:28, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
That same editor has vandalized the article with 2 accounts, Salah20002222 and Salah2222. INeverCry 06:38, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, both blocked for repeated vandalism. Euryalus (talk) 11:56, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

OAAA OBIE Awards[edit]

Hello,

I have created the page "OAAA OBIE Awards" and it has been deleted. The reasoning provided is proposing there is not enough sources and that the award show is not a real award. This award show is highly prestigious in the out-of-home advertising industry. I work for the Outdoor Advertising Association of America and we would like to have this page created and published. Can you please provide me with further insight as to why this page was deleted and how I can make changes to have this page re-posted?

Thank you.

Best Regards, Erica Glotfelty — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mbb1184 (talkcontribs) 16:56, 28 January 2014 (UTC)


Hi, and thanks for the message. As a starting point I need to point out that Wikipedia strongly discourages people from writing articles about themseves, their employers or anything directly related to them, as they are likely to have an actual or perceived conflict of interest. If these Awards are notable enough for an article, it is likely that someone else unconnected with them will also think so and will create the article themselves. Note you are not prohibited from creatin the article just because you work for the organisers of the awards; but there is a risk it will be re-deleted or heavily changed.
On the article itself - it was an expired procedural deletion - that is, an apparently uncontroversial deletion because its failure to meet a specific criteria was evident and uncontested over a seven-ay period. The issue with the article was notability. To be included in Wikipedia, the topic of te article must be the subject of significant independent coverage in reliable secondary sources. In this case the only references for the Awards were primary sources - that is, weblinks set up by the Award organisers. If you wished to recreatethe article you would need to include eferences for the major facts in it, sourced from (say) mainstream media outlets, reliable fact-checked specialist journals and the like. This cannot be trivial or passing mentions like a paid advertisement of a simple list of winners - it needs to be significant coverage with some level of detail.
Sorry if all the above sounds overly bureaucratic. In case you do wish to recreate the article and have enough reliable secondary sources to do so, I've saved the latest deleted version at User:Mbb1184/OBIE so you have something to work from. Euryalus (talk) 19:53, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Need Stuff on Page[edit]

Need userpage up... Never requested it deleted. (JoeCool950 (talk) 06:04, 1 February 2014 (UTC))

Need to undo deletion. If I wanted it deleted, would have put a templete up, so it needs to be back up. (JoeCool950 (talk) 06:40, 1 February 2014 (UTC))
Just give me a link that has the stuff on there, so I can copy it back up, or put it back up. (JoeCool950 (talk) 06:43, 1 February 2014 (UTC))
Userpage needs to be restored. Thank you (JoeCool950 (talk) 19:54, 1 February 2014 (UTC))
You requested your userpage be deleted here. You seem to have a long history of asking for your userpage to be deleted then changing your mind. Have restored it again. Euryalus (talk) 20:01, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
That's true,or putting up a template, and then changing my mind. (JoeCool950 (talk) 20:06, 1 February 2014 (UTC))

March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:

  • This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
  • Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
  • The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
  • An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.

Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.

I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!

--Dom497

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The Bugle: Issue XCV, February 2014[edit]

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GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive[edit]

The March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on April 1, 2014! Sent by Dom497 on behalf of MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC) 64.134.67.78 (talk) 01:36, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Natalac[edit]

Are these references good enough to reinstate Natalac 1. Worldstar hip hop video Pimp of the City http://www.worldstaruncut.com/uncut/68146, http://www.mtv.com/artists/natalac/biography/, http://www.broadjam.com/artists/bio.php?artistID=75800, 24 Hour Hip Hop Interview: Natalac To Build an Empire 1. http://24hourhiphop.com/next-in-line/natalac-to-build-an-empire/ Worldstar HipHop Video Natalac - Money Girl 2. http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshh1btN0E3Dph8OrGci MTV Releases Natalac - Hidden Adjenda Album 3. http://www.mtv.com/search/?q=natalac Florida Times Union on Nat - Do Whacho No U Shud Album 4. http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/100402/ent_10599124.shtml COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPE VOL. 225 HOSTED BY: YO GOTTI 5. http://www.datpiff.com/Yo-Gotti-Coast-2-Coast-225-Hosted-By-Yo-Gotti-mixtape.434715.html COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPE VOL. 224 HOSTED BY: KENDRICK LAMAR 6. http://www.datpiff.com/Kendrick-Lamar-Coast-2-Coast-224-mixtape.432017.html COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPE VOL. 183 HOSTED BY: WYCLEF JEAN 7. http://www.datpiff.com/Wyclef-Coast-2-Coast-183-mixtape.284549.html Natalac Express - Transportation Services 8. http://transportation-services.findthedata.org/l/1549498/Natalac-Express 9. http://www.datpiff.com/Gunplay-Coast-2-Coast-Mixtape-Vol-247-Hosted-By-Gunplay-mixtape.557689.html COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPE VOL.247 Hosted by GunPlay 10. http://www.datpiff.com/Too-Short-Coast-2-Coast-Mixtape-Vol-244-mixtape.546620.html COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPE VOL. 244 Hosted by Too Short 64.134.67.78 (talk) 01:36, 20 March 2014 (UTC) these are some recognized sites for additional refs... s.m. Davis ty for taking the time to reply…

Hi, been largely away from the keyboard for a couple of days. Will have a look today and get back to you. Euryalus (talk) 20:41, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Gracie Barra (Montreal)[edit]

There have been two AfD debates in the last month (Please see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gracie Barra Montreal (2nd nomination). The last one for an identical article in everyway except for the inclusion of brackets in the title. In my opinion it should be salted.Peter Rehse (talk) 12:55, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

You're correct, I checked this title for previous deletions, but missed that they had happened under an alternative title format. Apologies. And have salted this one as you suggest, given the number of recreations. Euryalus (talk) 20:35, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
No sweat thanks. CHeers.Peter Rehse (talk) 20:42, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

I saw that the OP was blocked right after I responded. Thanks! C1776MTalk 10:23, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCVI, March 2014[edit]

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Main Page appearance: HMS Endeavour[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of HMS Endeavour know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on April 29, 2014. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at present, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/April 29, 2014. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

HMS Endeavour off the coast of Australia. By Samuel Atkins c.1794

HMS Endeavour was the Royal Navy research vessel commanded by Lieutenant James Cook on his first voyage of discovery to Australia and New Zealand from 1769 to 1771. She was launched in 1764 as the collier Earl of Pembroke, and purchased by the Navy in 1768 for a scientific mission to the Pacific Ocean and to explore for the surmised Terra Australis Incognita. Her voyage took her to Tahiti for the 1769 transit of Venus, then south into the largely uncharted South Pacific. In September 1769 she reached New Zealand, the first European vessel to visit in 127 years. Seven months later Endeavour became the first ship to reach the east coast of Australia, making landfall in Botany Bay on 29 April 1770. Her return voyage marred by shipwreck and the deaths of one third of her crew, Endeavour reached the port of Dover in July 1771 after nearly three years at sea. In 1776 she returned to naval service for the American Revolutionary War but was scuttled in a blockade of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. The wreck has not been precisely located, but relics including cannons and an anchor are displayed in maritime museums worldwide. The Space Shuttle Endeavour was named in her honour in 1989. (Full article...)

You (and your talk-page stalkers) may also be interested to hear that there have been some changes at the TFA requests page recently. Nominators no longer need to calculate how many "points" an article has, the instructions have been simplified, and there's a new nomination system using templates based on those used for DYK suggestions. Please consider nominating another article, or commenting on an existing nomination, and leaving some feedback on your experience. Thank you. UcuchaBot (talk) 23:01, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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endeavour
Thank you, editor of military History, ships, piracy and Australian places, for quality articles such as HMS Endeavour, for a simple clear user page (with first: To do), for your endavour to gnomishly take care of articles, asking for sources, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:15, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

That's very kind of you, thanks. Euryalus (talk) 05:35, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks DPL Bot! Euryalus (talk) 09:15, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCVII, April 2014[edit]

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You were looking for "any other views..."[edit]

A while back you were looking for "any other views..." in the talk page of "bank" in the section "Definition of fractional reserve banking"... I just added a view. Cheers. Reissgo (talk) 08:41, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCVIII, May 2014[edit]

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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCIX, June 2014[edit]

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BNA Access[edit]

Hey Euryalus, you have a user email waiting for you with instructions on how to access BNA via our Wikipedia Library Partnership, Sadads (talk) 16:39, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello Euryalus, please make sure to complete the instructions, including completing the Google form, in order to receive access to BNA, Sadads (talk) 15:44, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, done. Euryalus (talk) 12:40, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

For doing the move and particularly for leaving advice on the new editor's talk page! I'm finding it hard to keep up with my watchlist, Admin duties and now my talk page which gets busier and busier! Dougweller (talk) 13:52, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

No worries. He was making a good faith attempt to move the page, but the destination page already existed so he created a veritable thicket of redirects trying to get it there. Easy fixed. Euryalus (talk) 13:56, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue C, July 2014[edit]

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Please remember to 'plate new IP vandals, etc. on their talk page[edit]

Especially when there is something apparently egregious going on[1] and they don't have an existing talk page. I tend to {{welcome-anon}} editors without talk pages when I see them; and if someone has 'plated them first it can save me some heckling. (FWIW, I think it's also fine to welcome them and 'plate them at the same time, per WP:AGF.)-- Kendrick7talk 03:03, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the message. Hard to tell from this user's single edit but they are a sock of a long-term banned user. The point of their post was to include an offensive edit summary about another editor. The reversion was in the context of WP:BAN and to enable a revdel of the edit summary, which cannot be done if it is the most recent item in the article history. As it's a throwaway IP of an inveterate vandal, there was no point in leaving a warning. The IP could have been blocked, which would justify a template, but it appeared from other posts that the vandal's IP had already changed.
Unrelated - I would be interested in your views on the value of welcoming anon IP editors. Do you get much feedback or indication it steers them towards info on how to get more involved? Euryalus (talk) 03:40, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Re: Unrelated, It's never occurred to me to follow it up. Presumably over the past 8+ years someone has taken the template's knowledge I dropped, created an account, and gone on to be a wondrous editor for the project. If not, then it's whatever's clever. :) -- Kendrick7talk 02:56, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Kendrick7 That is a well-known banned user, standard template rules don't apply. Anything of his can be reverted/reported/blocked immediately. ♥ Solarra ♥ ♪ 話 ♪ ߷ ♀ 投稿 ♀ 07:36, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
You actually can not revert encyclopedic content, per WP:PRESERVE, although that is currently a subject of debate. That said, this is a big project, with many hands on deck: nothing is "well-known"! -- Kendrick7talk 02:56, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
He just stopped by here too, to post some personal attacks from a different IP. I feel special :) Euryalus (talk) 07:38, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Deleting the Morgan Garrett page[edit]

I want this to be deleted. She doesn't have enough credits, and she's kinda a newbie like Austin Tindle and Martha Harms. So please? Wooeyparks (talk) 24:06, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

It can't be deleted as a WP:G7 because there are multiple editors and the speedy deletion criteria are very specific. If you think the article lacks notability you might consider either the proposed deletion or articles for deletion processes. Euryalus (talk) 01:38, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Hello, I am user JeanBedelBokassa, who you recently reprimanded for adding content from Narutopedia to a wikipedia page. I would like to ask why you thought I was experimenting. In actuality, I was copying content from Narutopedia so that I could read it in a wikipedia article, because I like reading text in the style of a wikipedia article. (Jeanbedelbokassa (talk) 01:26, 1 August 2014 (UTC))

This edit took a slab of text from an anime database and added it to the Wikipedia article on the Dodai tribe. Your addition had nothing in common to the article you added it to. It was either an accidental test edit or it was vandalism. Either way, this is an online encyclopedia and not a webhost for unrelated texts. Euryalus (talk) 01:39, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Dear Euryalus, Why do you feel the need to be so stern? All I did was use Wikipedia as a webhost. It's not like I inserted 500 million curse words into the article. At least the last guy who reprimanded me acted like he cared about my explanation. I really don't like you dismissively referring to my reasons for the edit as "vandalism", which, while technically correct, is really misleading. Also, I never said(or thought) that wikipedia was supposed to be used for webhosting. My initial reply to you was intended to make it clear that I understood that I had misused the power to edit and to enable you to understand why i did what i did. Sincerely, A 15-year old human being (Jeanbedelbokassa (talk) 02:20, 1 August 2014 (UTC))

Thanks for your reply. I described it as a test edit, which it evidently was. As was your previous edit to Gaston Gradis, which you self-reverted a few minutes later. You're right in saying it is hardly the worst offence in the world, but again, this is an ecyclopedia and not a general webhost - it's not helpful to have unrelated material added to articles and creates work for others in removing it later.
The best place for test edits is a sandbox which you can create in your userspace so you can see how things look when you play around with their layout. You can create your own sandbox by entering something like User:Jeanbedelbokassa/sandbox into the search box on the left of your screen. It will prompt you to create that page and you can then add material and play around with it without affecting the main encyclopedia. Of course, the usual rules apply on copyright materials and images.
So, the short version: you're right that your edits weren't some earth-shattering offence, but please don't make test edits on encyclopedia pages. And in passing, please don't let any of this discourage you from editing Wikipedia further - just keep the test edits where they belong and add the encyclopedic ones to the actual articles. Euryalus (talk) 09:57, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Technical problem?[edit]

At User talk:2602:306:CC2E:EFB0:BD56:7138:18DC:D5D0 it seems that the user is continuing to post to his talk page although the block log says his talk access is revoked. EdJohnston (talk) 03:34, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. The only thing I can think of that the address was originally rangeblocked by User:DoRD, and somehow that is the cause. I am reluctant to amend a rangeblock to block talkpage access, given the potential to affect other editors. Will pursue this elsewhere to see if there's an alternative explanation. The IP address in question is being used for lulz vandalism rather than anything truly offensive, so hopefully the delay won't cause much harm. Euryalus (talk) 03:40, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Editor still at it[edit]

Remember this? The editor is still at it. [2], [3] are the two latest ones but the behavior really hasn't stopped since the block expired. --NeilN talk to me 14:04, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know.Blocked for six months. Hope springs eternal that he will learn about reliable sources in that time. Euryalus (talk) 21:17, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Stranger things have happened. Such as a group of volunteers creating the world's leading encyclopedia :-) --NeilN talk to me 21:46, 16 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)

The Bugle: Issue CI, August 2014[edit]

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Royal Cambodian Air Force FC[edit]

Why has this article been deleted? Used to be a full article about a top Cambodian side?Abcmaxx (talk) 16:45, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi, and thanks for the message.
The article was taken to AfD here with the suggestion that it was not notable. During the discussion the article's only author, User:Dr. Blofeld, requested speedy deletion as a WP:G7 - a good-faith request by the only substantial contributor to the page.
It wasn't a full article - the entire article content comprised a brief infobox and this text: "Royal Cambodian Air Force FC, is a football (soccer) club in Cambodia. It plays in the Cambodian League, the top division of Cambodian football."
It's not much to work with but feel free to create a new version if you'd like. Euryalus (talk) 23:22, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Where's the abundance of reliable sources??Dr. Blofeld 06:15, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes, that is a fair point. :) -- Euryalus (talk) 07:53, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

I'm of the opinion that a stub is better than no article at all. If it played in the top Cambodian League it was therefore notable. The football infobox takes some time though to make, even if the article content was no more than a sentence. I would restore it personally (not sure if that's possible though) Abcmaxx (talk) 11:50, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

There's a couple of options:
  • If you disagree with the entire deletion, you can seek a reversion at WP:DRV - even though an AfD was lodged, the article was actually speedy deleted as a G7.
  • Alternatively, you can simply create a new article on the same topic. The previous one had little content and no references, but your recent edit history suggests you have a good background in sports articles so you may be well placed to fix that. To assist, I've created a userfied version of the deleted article at User:Abcmaxx/Royal Cambodian Air Force FC. If you do use this text as the basis for a new article you may wish to consider providing some attribution to User:Dr. Blofeld in the first edit summary when you move it to mainspace.
Hope this is useful, and please let me know if there's anything else I can do to help. Euryalus (talk) 00:00, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

GA Cup[edit]

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).

The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.

--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor

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