User talk:EvilLair

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I am EvilLair. To view my user page, click here.
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My current signature is EvilLair ( | c) 22:26, 20 October 2014 (UTC).

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Thanks for appreciation. :) Njoy deep (talk) 06:31, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Njoy deep. -- EvilLair (talk to me!) 22:00, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your welcome[edit]

thanks for being my first contact in Wikipedia :) (talk) 19:49, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome and the links. Artistmaj (talk) 17:30, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

@Artistmaj: Oh, that's a message I sent automatically with Twinkle. -- EvilLair ( | c) 17:32, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Harry Swarth has been accepted[edit]

Harry Swarth, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as Start-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. Note that because you are a logged-in user, you can create articles yourself, and don't have to post a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

MatthewVanitas (talk) 01:36, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Adding image to your new article[edit]

Greetings, since the subject is deceased, you can upload one photo of this person under WP:Fair use. Please see Wikipedia:Uploading images for details. If you get confused in the process, visit WP:Teahouse for advice from volunteer mentors. MatthewVanitas (talk) 01:38, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

I've added the image. -- EvilLair ( | c) 02:36, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Expanding Harry Swarth[edit]

Nice work, but it needed an explicit WP:Lede (don't start with birth, start with why he's famous; it's not for being born in Chicago).

If you want to expand it, I suggest searching variants of his name and "birds" or "ornithology" on GoogleBooks. See what facts about him are established in serious academic works. If you find a fun fact, just copy the GoogleBooks URL (while inside the book) and paste it into to instantly turn it into a full Wikipedia footnote.

Consider too making a "Works" section listing out the books he's written (just title and date). Use WP:Columns if it starts displaying too long, so folks don't need to scroll so much.

I'm still doing some research. -- EvilLair ( | c) 05:30, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Great work, and hopefully you've learned a few tricks so far. Hope you'll stick around to keep building Wikipedia! MatthewVanitas (talk) 04:47, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Perfect job uploading the pic under Fair Use; so many new editors think "I found it" means they can label it "Own Work, Released Under Public Domain" and the image gets deleted months later when someone catches that mis-label. Properly doing "Deceased - Fair Use" and citing the immediate source should mean you're bulletproof. MatthewVanitas (talk) 04:49, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
I've labeled a few images with proper copyright information before, like the book covers for two Dr. Seuss books, so I know how to label copyrighted images. -- EvilLair ( | c) 05:05, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
I've done some of my work looking at -- EvilLair ( | c) 06:11, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Happy Halloween!!![edit]

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Wilhelmina Will has given you some caramel and a candy apple! Caramel and candy-coated apples are fun Halloween treats, and promote WikiLove on Halloween. Hopefully these have made your Halloween (and the proceeding days) much sweeter. Happy Halloween!

'"On Psych, A USA Network TV series Episode 8, The Tao of Gus, Season 6, Shawn refers to pumpkins as "Halloween Apples" because he thinks all round fruits are a type of apple.

If Trick-or-treaters come your way, add {{subst:Halloween apples}} to their talkpage with a spoooooky message!


Cheers! "We could read for-EVER; reading round the wiki!" (talk) 18:33, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

@Wilhelmina Will: Thanks! -- EvilLair ( | c) 18:36, 31 October 2014 (UTC)


Hi EvilLair -

Can I ask why on earth you reviewed Saddam_jaffery and marked it as okay? It was an unsourced autobiography of a child actor... Kevin Gorman (talk) 02:32, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm Cranberry Products. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Hamdy Gamal, and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you. Cranberry Products (talk) 05:16, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Your experience with Wikipedia so far[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia! I am conducting a quick survey about newcomer support and I would like to hear about your experience so far. Your response will go a long way to help us build a better experience for newcomers like yourself. The survey will take you around 10 minutes to complete.

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Gabrielm199 (talk) 19:28, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 launch newsletter[edit]


Round one of the 2015 WikiCup has begun! So far we've had around 80 signups, which close on February 5. If you have not already signed up and want to do so, then you can add your name here. There have been changes to to several of the points scores for various categories, and the addition of Peer Reviews for the first time. These will work in the same manner as Good Article Reviews, and all of the changes are summarised here.

Remember that only the top 64 scoring competitors will make it through to the second round, and one of the new changes this year is that all scores must be claimed within two weeks of an article's promotion or appearance, so don't forget to add them to your submissions pages! If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAN, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages. Good luck! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs)
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Your experience with Wikipedia so far[edit]

Hello EvilLair,

I am conducting research about newcomers to Wikipedia and I was hoping to ask you some questions. I’ve noticed you’ve had some good activity recently. Is there any chance you have time in the next month to speak with me? If you are interested or have any questions, please email me at gmugar [at] or leave a message on my talk page.

I hope to be in touch soon,

Gabrielm199 (talk) 22:10, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

@Gabrielm199: I have the time. -- EvilLair ( | c) 22:21, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your interest! A few quick questions to help us coordinate: What time zone are you in? I am on the east coast of the United States (UTC -5) What time of day (your time) works best for you? What day(s) of the week work best? Next week Monday-Thursday is flexible for me. For communication, do you prefer skype, google, phone, email? Thanks. Gabrielm199 (talk) 12:07, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
@Gabrielm199: 1. Eastern US Time Zone, 2. 3-7 PM, 3. Email, my secondary one is -- EvilLair ( | c) 14:38, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. 64 competitors made it into this round, and are now broken into eight groups of eight. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups. Round 1 saw some interesting work on some very important articles, with the round leader Australia Freikorp (submissions) owing most of his 622 points scored to a Featured Article on the 2001 film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which qualified for a times-two multiplier. This is a higher score than in previous years, as Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) had 500 points in 2014 at the end of round 1, and our very own judge, Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) led round 1 with 601 points in 2013.

In addition to Freikorp's work, some other important articles and pictures were improved during round one, here's a snapshot of a few of them:

You may also wish to know that The Core Contest is running through the month of March. Head there for further details - they even have actual prizes!

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email)

Thanks for your assistance! Miyagawa (talk) on behalf of Wikipedia:WikiCup.

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Happy Easter![edit]

All the best! "Carry me down, carry me down; carry me down into the wiki!" (talk) 05:04, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! - EvilLair ( | c) 15:38, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 May newsletter[edit]

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy; and is one of several Featured Pictures worked up by India The Herald (submissions) during the second round.

The second round one has all wrapped up, and round three has now begun! Congratulations to the 34 contestants who have made it through, but well done and thank you to all contestants who took part in our second round. Leading the way overall was Belarus Cas Liber (submissions) in Group B with a total of 777 points for a variety of contributions including Good Articles on Corona Borealis and Microscopium - both of which received the maximum bonus.

Special credit must be given to a number of high importance articles improved during the second round.

The points varied across groups, with the lowest score required to gain automatic qualification was 68 in Group A - meanwhile the second place score in Group H was 404, which would have been high enough to win all but one of the other Groups! As well as the top two of each group automatically going through to the third round, a minimum score of 55 was required for a wildcard competitor to go through. We had a three-way tie at 55 points and all three have qualified for the next round, in the spirit of fairness. The third round ends on June 28, with the top two in each group progressing automatically while the remaining 16 highest scorers across all four groups go through as wildcards. Good luck to all competitors for the third round! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) 16:53, 4 May 2015 (UTC)