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Wikipedia:Surveillance awareness day[edit]

You were supportive of the idea that Jehochman proposed: "A message is most effective when it matches the format of the media. We're an encyclopedia. On Feb 11, I suggest we fill our front page with articles, blurbs and news about mass spying and privacy. That will send a strong message, and help educate people. It's sort of like what we do on April 1, except serious instead of foolish."

Since this proposal received so much support, I and several others have done our best to begin the process of implementation. That said, the proposal is very controversial with Main Page insiders who have, understandably, objections that boil down to WP:NOTADVOCATE.

It's valuable to have feedback from people who oppose any deviation from the status quo, but we really need feedback from people who understood Jehochman idea, supported it, and could tell us whether we're succeeding in "implementing the vision" that Jehochman laid out and how to improve the proposal.

If you have the time, would you lend your view over at Wikipedia:Surveillance awareness day. If you want to see a list of custom content that could be available, we have a Arbitrary mockup #2, that shows lots of proposed content on one page.

Your feedback is most appreciated. --HectorMoffet (talk) 09:53, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

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January 2014[edit]

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DYK nomination of Émile Coulaudon[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Émile Coulaudon at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 23:41, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject assessment tags for talk pages[edit]

Replacement filing cabinet.svg Thank you for your recent articles, including Émile Coulaudon, which I read with interest. When you create a new article, can you add the WikiProject assessment templates to the talk of that article? See the talk page of the article I mentioned for an example of what I mean. Usually it is very simple, you just add something like {{WikiProject Keyword}} to the article's talk, with keyword replaced by the associated WikiProject (ex. if it's a biography article, you would use WikiProject Biography; if it's a United States article, you would use WikiProject United States, and so on). You do not have to rate the article if you do not want to, others will do it eventually. Those templates are very useful, as they bring the articles to a WikiProject attention, and allow them to start tracking the articles through Wikipedia:Article alerts and other tools. This can help you too, as the WikiProject members will often defend your work from deletion and try to improve it further. Feel free to ask me any questions if you'd like more information. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 23:42, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Dab link in Émile Coulaudon hook[edit]

The DYK hook for Émile Coulaudon (currently in Prep 3) contains a link to the disambiguation page Auvergne. I'm guessing that you meant to link to Auvergne (region), and I've edited the hook accordingly, but it would be good if you could confirm this before it hits the main page. Thanks. DoctorKubla (talk) 09:33, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes, thank you. Formerip (talk) 18:26, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Émile Coulaudon[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 01:03, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

snowed under?[edit]

So glad to hear that "you and your bird" enjoy such a variety of outdoor pursuits, (with or without adult supervision). Martinevans123 (talk) 18:18, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Capitalization of defense minister[edit]

Kindly read the following article on BBC where defense minister is capitalized http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-echochambers-26374884 nd then tell me why we shouldnt capitalize, are u better than the BBC writers? :) jthomas91 02:24, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Jacques Dutronc[edit]

Thanks very much for marking my edits to Jacques Dutronc as good faith. I'm new to the DAB process so I'd be glad to know more about the reasoning behind reverting the disambiguating I did for Gaumont Musique. As I understand WP:INTDABLINK, links should point to an article, not a disambiguation page. In this case, there is no entry for Gaumont Musique on Gaumont so the reference to Gaumont Musique on Jacques Dutronc's page should either be unlinked or a redlink. If I've missed something, please let me know as I want to be sure to interpret the guidance correctly. Thanks very much Mfbjr (talk) 18:37, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Molyneux RfC[edit]

The problem with the argument you presented in your vote is that none of "Eric Cantona, John Lennon and Lady Gaga" (nor you) seem to have reliable sources calling them a philosopher, or citing that they produce philosophical output. Information on Wikipedia is based on verifiability, not "truth", and I've presented a pageful of sources that describe his career directly as "philosopher" or make equivalent reference to it by using similar words like "philosophy show" or "philosophical website". You may believe that it can't be true that he is a philosopher, based on your personal preference that that term be reserved only for those in academia, but that is irrelevant in the face of a massive number of sources of all types that confirm his career as being philosopher. Please reconsider, or please explain why so many verifiable sources should be ignored in favor of your belief. -- Netoholic @ 04:21, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

[1], [2], [3]
That took me about 30 seconds. Formerip (talk) 10:57, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
Great. And if one were to gather a pageful of sources that establish that they produce philosophical output which has been commented on and cited several times, especially if we can document that they consider themselves a member of that profession, we should absolutely include that moniker in their articles. -- Netoholic @ 18:50, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

R v AB and CD[edit]

I note you reverted my addition of a reference to R v AB and CD as that ref didn't link the cases and I will not revert you but take a look at this BBC report, this newspaper, this itv story and this news item which all use AB & CD and link them to that arrest.— Rod talk 20:23, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

OK, thanks. I hadn't seen sources using "AB" and "CD". Please feel free to add back using one of those sources. Formerip (talk) 20:49, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

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Editing other people's posts[edit]

Please don't do that again. Clearly if you believe what you wrote you haven't bothered looking. The Rambling Man (talk) 11:24, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Tell you what, you promise not to archive sections in order to avoid questions, and I'll promise not to edit your posts.
Can you link me toy a news report on Leach's death (not an obituary), because I couldn't find any. Formerip (talk) 11:28, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Diacritics RfC[edit]

Hello - I'm inviting you to be part of a small group to help devise a comprehensive RfC on the topic of diacritics usage on WP. I'm trying to include editors with a broad range of approaches, and openness to collaboration, in order to make it as strong a proposal as possible. If you're interested, let me know, or pop over to User:Dohn joe/diacritics to participate. Thanks! Dohn joe (talk) 17:11, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Thorough RfC closes[edit]

Thank you for your excellent RfC closes! Talk:Gun politics in the United States#RfC: Replace existing Nazi gun control paragraphs? (permanent link), your first WP:ANRFC close, was explained very well, as was your later closes.

A note: If an editor ever reverts one of your closes, and you cannot come to an agreement with that editor, I recommend that you start a closure review at WP:AN. See a list of previous closure reviews at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Closure review archive. I hope you continue your prolific quality work at ANRFC helping editors resolve disputes. Your thorough closes are very appreciated. Thank you again! Cunard (talk) 05:11, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Formerip (talk) 08:53, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
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I thereby award you with The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar for closing discussions listed on the Requests for closure subpage of the Administrators' noticeboard. Keep up the good work. Armbrust The Homunculus 14:46, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
And thanks. I guess now I've earned my barnstar I can stop doing it... Formerip (talk) 14:53, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
BTW there is a template to indicate that you're about to close a discussion. It's called {{Closing}}. Armbrust The Homunculus 19:38, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for R v Incedal and Rarmoul-Bouhadjar[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:33, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:BNA access email[edit]

Hey ForemerIP, just wanted to remind you that I sent an email 4 days ago detailing how to get access to BNA through The Wikipedia Library; please make sure to follow those instructions and complete the Google Form. Thank you, Sadads (talk) 16:26, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Digital democracy project[edit]

Hello FormerIP. I wanted to drop you a note, firstly to thank you for all of your input to the attempt to community source the submission to the Speaker's Commission on Digital Democracy. Even though the work hasn't been overwhelmed by large numbers of contributors I think it has led to something valuable. We are going to look at encouraging submission to the next theme - representation - and the final theme, when it is announced. Each theme will have a separate submission (to include the talk page) but at the time of the final one we'll be compiling some kind of report as an accompaniment. The second point is I definitely agree we need to encourage more people to participate directly on the call for the second theme (and those subsequent). I would love to get some suggestions from you on this. I have deliberately been quite reticent about promoting the project through Wikipedia channels as I don't want to do anything that could upset the community. Do you have any views on how we could get more people involved? Thank you for all of your help so far, it is appreciated. Stevie Benton (WMUK) (talk) 15:13, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

RfC close[edit]

Hey FormerIP, please don't take my position on your RfC close personally. I work in the intellectual property field--though almost exclusively not in relation to copyright these days--so I'm just trying to set things straight there. I couldn't care less about the bogus lawsuit. You'll note that I spent a substantial amount of time and effort in relation to the RC at issue. Thanks.--Ubikwit 連絡 見学/迷惑 00:21, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

FormerIP, I assume that you know that I respect your work here on Wikipedia, though I did find lapses and other issues in the text of the close at issue.
I don't want to have to spend this much time on the issue (I'm trying to wrap up a couple of issues, scale back and go on a Wikibreak), but there are a couple of nuanced points that need to be addressed, so I've provided input in relation to those. I really don't want to have to go through some procedural process of challenging you your close so that others don't misread the situation, and hope you will cooperate with me in finding the path of least resistance (and least time consuming) forward.
Please check the response I've left and let me know if you are aware of a way to solve this dilemma with minimal effort.--Ubikwit 連絡 見学/迷惑 16:33, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Nice job on the close at Yank Barry! KeithbobTalk 12:00, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Burp.
Cheers! Formerip (talk) 17:35, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you so, so much for your extremely well-worded and well-handled close of the Oathkeeper RfC. That discussion needed closure on multiple levels, and I'm beyond pleased to see it handled so well. DonIago (talk) 19:37, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Close on Oathkeeper[edit]

Please be advised that your close-action on the Oathkeeper RfC also covered parts of the discussion that were not part of the RfC. The RfC asks for comments on whether the primary source alone is sufficient support for the text in question, but you also closed sections that discussed secondary sources, including secondary sources that were brought in after the RfC was already (de facto) over. If possible, please adjust the closure to leave these sections open.

I notice that your closing notes do not mention any of the secondary sources that were being used to support the text at the time of the RfC. You address the use of the primary source alone—which was after all the subject of the RfC. Were you aware that secondary sources were also in use? If not, please confirm on Talk:Oathkeeper that your decision applies to the use of the primary source alone and not to the use of secondary or say explicitly that you are applying it to both (though if you want to weigh in on the ongoing discussion, I'd be glad of it). Darkfrog24 (talk) 01:16, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you ever so much for helping to bring some closure to the matter. We've been waiting for this sort of assistance for almost a month, and with varying levels of patience. I know there is some more to sort out, but this sort of clarification was really, really helpful to the discussion. Thanks again. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 03:07, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

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