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Mofaz vs Bibi[edit]

Hello,

The issue is much more complex than the question you posed.

Firstly, please be aware that there were multiple committees set up to create alternatives to the Tal Law. Each one failed. I believe there were three total. The committees included representatives of Likud, Kadima, etc. The last one, I believe, included just a few people and was supposed to be based on the previous committee's recommendations, and was made up of Likud and Kadima senior members (including Mofaz).

Here's an article in which the Plesner Committee was dissolved (since they didn't recommend equal service for Arabs, and when I say equal I don't mean discriminating against Arabs who serve, I mean having Arabs serve in the army just like any other Israeli citizen). As you can see, the plan was for Bibi (he had some of his senior members do it) to work with Mofaz to create a solution.

In fact, Bibi and Likud accepted the recommendations of the Plesner Committee, excluding the part about Arabs not serving. The question then was what should the new law have. Yisrael Beytenu wants full equality across the board, as do most Israeli citizens, to a certain extent. Yisrael Beytenu is an important player in the faction. Their leader is the Foreign Minister of Israel. Yisrael Beytenu planned to oppose any bill that didn't give full equality. Or should they try to appease Shas (in my opinion, they shouldn't), and lessen the draft for haredim?

Initially, they were making progress. The team consisted of Vice Premier Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) and Yohanan Plesner (Kadima) and also consulted with representatives from the Defense, Finance and Justice ministries as well as civil service officials. But then, they just got stuck. In short, they had two opposing ideas for the alternative law.

Kadima wanted more of an overhaul to the system than Bibi's Likud. Bibi/Likud wanted more of a compromise. Yes, Bibi still did rely on the religious party Shas for support, even though his approval ratings in the polls are overwhelmingly high, he needs it for his coalition. Bibi's first run as prime minister in the 1990's resulted in many political failures regarding the faction. And so far, Bibi has been the exact opposite, and has thwarted many of these failures in his second run as prime minister now. He intended to keep it like that. Kadima was never part of the faction (since Livni was stupid like that), and only joined to make it easier to find a solution.

After the Yaalon-Plesner committee broke down, Bibi planned to propose a new law. I am not certain, but I believe that Bibi's proposal was the following. 50% of ultra-Orthodox Jews, or Haredim, between the ages of 18 and 23 would be drafted by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) and another 50% would be drafted into operational civil service between the ages of 23 and 26.

So now Kadima is out.

In the end, it will only hurt Mofaz. Public approval of Bibi was high around September last year, when there was talks of an early election, and he would've been voted again. Mofaz hasn't garnered that large support. Staying in the coalition and creating a breakthrough was really the only way he would be able to do it. But now, people see him as just a politician who does things for his own gain and accuses others of his failures. Plus, his own party is splitting up, with 4 members wanting to join Likud. It will only grow weaker.

[NOTE: This MAY NOT happen. These are my predictions]

Any questions?

Regarding what I said in my last paragraph... See this article for more info. Parties on the right AND the left are trying to carve up Kadima like a pumpkin pie. Kadima was never meant to last for long, it was a splinter group which never had any success. Its second leader was forced to resign over corruption charges, its third leader couldn't even create a government coalition, and its fourth leader has showed incompetence in negotiating. It's done for.--Activism1234 04:33, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the detailed summary. For the record, I do know the main things that are going on in Israeli politics, as I have been reading a lot of Israeli news sources for the last five years. However, I might not always know all of the details. Your analysis seems very different from that of Peter Beinart -- http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/05/your-move-mofaz.html , who argued that the only way for Mofaz to revive Kadima's public support is to withdraw from the Netanyahu coalition. However, Beinart might not be the best source for Israeli political analysis, considering that his prediction that Kadima's public support will be revived if it withdraws from the coalition ended up being false. Netanyahu's final compromise bill actually does sound like a good solution. I did not know before that he proposed such a bill. It's actually quite interesting that the Right and Left are trying to break up Kadima nowadays and I've also heard that some Kadima MKs want to initiate another leadership election. I don't get the point in Kadima MKs being so angry at Mofaz considering that he only did what most of them wanted him to do (withdraw from the coalition). Also, I don't get the point in most (24) Kadima MKs voting to withdraw from the coalition, considering that working with Bibi and getting a draft bill through was the only way that the party could have revived its public support. I wonder if Mofaz would be willing to rejoin the Likud if Kadima completely collapses in the near future. To be honest, Mofaz is my current favorite prominent Israeli politician outside of the Likud.

Also, I have a question--where do you except to see the Arab-Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian peace process in five years? Do you think that Bibi will still be the Prime Minister at that point? Also, how do you expect Obama and Romney (depending on who wins here in the U.S. in 2012) to treat Israel in the new Presidential term (2013-2017)?

I really enjoy discussing Israeli politics, considering that I was born in Israel and lived there for almost nine years. It appears that you are extremely knowledgeable about Israeli politics, so thank you for discussing this issue in depth with me. Futurist110 (talk) 23:14, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

I am more than happy to engage in these friendly discussions about a topic I love so dearly. I'm going to take specific parts of what you wrote, put it in quotes, and then respond to it. Makes it easier.
"Your analysis seems very different from that of Peter Beinart -- http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/05/your-move-mofaz.html , who argued that the only way for Mofaz to revive Kadima's public support is to withdraw from the Netanyahu coalition." - Please don't rely on Beinart for advice or info about Israel. His views are considered radical and on the fringe by most supporters of Israel, and he has actually gone beyond most leftists (who simply oppose settlements) to actually calling for a boycott of them. He has been denounced by so many people and organizations.
"Netanyahu's final compromise bill actually does sound like a good solution. I did not know before that he proposed such a bill." - Yes, it is a good solution for now when there's only about 6 or 7 days before August 1, when the Tal Law is set to expire. Still, most Israselis want full, or nearly full, service across the board. Think about it, why should one person have to serve to protect their country while another person doesn't, just because he's religious? But I think most Israelis would accept the current solution that Bibi proposed, and over the years, gradually increase it so more and more are drafted. I mean, let's be honest - it's unrealistic to say that 90% of all haredim or Arabs have to serve as a replacement to the Tal Law. It just won't happen. And these sectors would protest fiercely. But if you gradually increase it and integrate them into the army, it could work.
"I don't get the point in Kadima MKs being so angry at Mofaz considering that he only did what most of them wanted him to do (withdraw from the coalition)." - I assume you're referring to the 4 Kadima politicans who wanted to leave the coalition and join Likud (it used to be 6 actually)? And on the same note, I'll throw in that Kadima under Mofaz would lose many seats in the next election according to polls - from 29 seats to about 12. Yup, that much. A lot of people who became member of Kadimas became disappointed with the leadership (explained in my first comment) and their failures, and the overall failure of Kadima to achieve any tangible results. Joining the coalition was Kadima's chance to stay alive and gain more seats for the next election, as opposed to having an early election and only getting 12. But they've destroyed that chance out of political rivalry. Very silly. Also, many people joined Kadima not because they didn't like Likud, but because they thought Kadima would be better. To them, Kadima hasn't been better, and they feel that their proper and correct home is back in the Likud.
"Also, I don't get the point in most (24) Kadima MKs voting to withdraw from the coalition, considering that working with Bibi and getting a draft bill through was the only way that the party could have revived its public support." Haha that's politics for ya! Also, many Kadima members had a huge distate for Likud and Bibi, or political rivalry, and couldn't stand being in the coalition, much like former Kadima leader Livni who refused to join Bibi's coalition, which brought about Kadima's downwards spiral. This downwards spiral was also caused by the fact that she herself failed to form a coalition, and did hardly anything other than condemn Bibi for every recommendation or bill he voted on, even those that she supported before Bibi was elected!
"I wonder if Mofaz would be willing to rejoin the Likud if Kadima completely collapses in the near future." Unlikely, he joined once and tried it out, and now he left. Rejoining would just seem weak.
"To be honest, Mofaz is my current favorite prominent Israeli politician outside of the Likud." Whose your favorite in the Likud?
The other questions are too controversial for me to write here. I will email it to you, and you can respond via Wikipedia email to those specific questions. Thanks. --Activism1234 23:34, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Wait--I have a question--did some Kadima members already announce that they want to join a new centrist party led by Livni and Haim Ramon (if they decide to actually make a new party) or are Livni and Ramon allegedly just trying to get some Kadima members to leave the party right now without much success? Also, considering that Tzachi Hangegbi announced that he wants to rejoin the Likud right now, what would be the harm of Mofaz trying to rejoin the Likud when his political positions are pretty similar to Netanyahu's (with the exception of the draft issue)? I've heard that Mofaz only left Likud in the first place because he was losing the Likud leadership race.

I get that Bibi's compromise bill might not be good enough for many Israelis, but it's still better than nothing. As for my favorite prominent politicians in the Likud, I'd say Bibi and whichever other ones also support the two-state solution, since the two-state solution is the only realistic solution to this conflict that both sides can be at least somewhat happy with. Futurist110 (talk) 01:18, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

"Wait--" - haha don't worry I'm waiting!
"I have a question--did some Kadima members already announce that they want to join a new centrist party led by Livni and Haim Ramon (if they decide to actually make a new party) or are Livni and Ramon allegedly just trying to get some Kadima members to leave the party right now without much success?" Hmm I'll just give a general overview of the whole Livni-Ramon and Hanegbi business.
Hanegbi and Bibi attempted to persaude several Kadima MK's (members of Knesset) to leave the party and join Likud. Some of the members were offered spots as ministers and deputy ministers as an incentive to leave. However, this did not work, as the law requires 7 MK's to leave in order to split the party, and they only got 4 MK's. Initially, they had 6. It is believed that Ramon and Livni foiled Hanegbi's plan by approaching some of the MKs who were considering splitting and asking them not to join Hanegbi.
Ramon quit Kadima soon after it joined a unity government with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and recently announced that he will establish a new centrist party to compete with Kadima. Livni lost in the leadership race for Kadima against Mofaz, and is not liked that much in the Israeli public, so I highly doubt this party will gain any good traction.
Hanegbi, meanwhile, announced that he would be leaving Kadima and returning to Likud. Perhaps his reasoning will help you understand better why some MKs felt this way. This is what he said.

“Some Kadima members felt the same way as I did, that the party’s leaving the government was a serious error. I tried to bridge between them and the Likud. Unfortunately, some were afraid to act according to their conscience out of fear that they would not be placed in a realistic spot on the Likud’s list for the next Knesset."

"Also, considering that Tzachi Hangegbi announced that he wants to rejoin the Likud right now, what would be the harm of Mofaz trying to rejoin the Likud when his political positions are pretty similar to Netanyahu's (with the exception of the draft issue)? I've heard that Mofaz only left Likud in the first place because he was losing the Likud leadership race." I'm not 100% why Mofaz left Likud actually, but I have a general idea. 24 hours before he left Likud, Mofaz said:

I will never, ever leave the Likud, it is my home.

Of course, that was a lie, which is why many people aren't fond of Mofaz, and accuse him of hypocrisy, particularly Likud members who recall him saying that. Mofaz could have left weeks before he did, together with Sharon, and would've been one of the most natural candidates to do that, and was also liked by Sharon and the military establishment since he was a defense minister (and Sharon was involved heavily in the army and defense). Mofaz decided to stay, to try and win over the Likud - he began campaigning, hired advisors, attacked Bibi Netanyahu, Sharon and Kadima. When he saw things weren't going his way, that he wasn't winning over the Likud to his side, I believe that is when he left, 24 hours after he said "You don't leave your home."
Now, I'm not sure what you mean by Hanegbi having to do with Mofaz rejoining. Mofaz tried a coalition with Likud, he felt it didn't work out, he quit. He isn't going to join Likud in a coalition again just because a Kadima member plans to. Should he? Of course. Especially if he wants to guarantee political survival. But that would make sense for after an election, when a governmental coalition is being formed. Right now, he just left - it'd be silly to rejoin again. And also, Mofaz isn't left-wing, and Bibi has become less right-wing in recent years, but they do differ on some key points and ideaologies, but I think more importantly, Mofaz just has an envy and big rivalry against Bibi.
Btw, it appears that the plan to get left-wing members to leave and form a new party isn't working out, much like the plan to join Likud didn't work. You can read more about it here. Essentially, that means that major rifts in Kadima will appear before the next election, from right-wing to center to left-wing, and will destroy Kadima even more.
"I get that Bibi's compromise bill might not be good enough for many Israelis, but it's still better than nothing." What I meant by my comment is that it was a pragmatic move and a necessary one, but it's important not to leave it as it is and to upgrade it over the years.--Activism1234 01:39, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

In regards to Mofaz rejoining the Likud, I meant in a couple of years, not now. I used Hanegbi as an example to show that rejoining the Likud after leaving it is certainly possible. I read on Haaretz several months back that Sharon offered Mofaz the #2 spot in Kadima, but Mofaz's initial refusal to join Kadima cost him this spot. Had Mofaz accepted, he would have become the Israeli PM after Sharon's stroke instead of Olmert, which would probably have been a good thing for Israel.

Also, in regards to Peter Beinart, automatically dismissing someone's argument due to a negative characteristic of the person is an example of a logical fallacy called argumentum ad hominem. Beinart's work has been praised by Bill Clinton, if I recall correctly (of course, Bill Clinton isn't exactly pro-Israel either and he has a long-standing grudge against Bibi). However, due to Beinart's prediction being spectacularly wrong this time, I will be more careful in taking what he says at face value without other (pro-Israel) sources backing him up.

I'd be very glad if Livni's attempts to split Kadima right now fail. Mofaz was gracious to her and stayed in Kadima after he lost the Kadima leadership election, 2008 (a page which I recently improved a lot), but Livni refused to do the same when she lost a rematch to Mofaz this year.

I'll respond to your e-mail in a minute. :) Futurist110 (talk) 05:27, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

I'm going to go to sleep now. I'll probably respond in either 8-15 hours. --Activism1234 05:30, 25 July 2012 (UTC)
In that case, I'll wait until the morning to respond. Futurist110 (talk) 07:38, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Beilin-Abu Mazen agreement[edit]

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I responded on that nomination entry page right now. Futurist110 (talk) 06:31, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
More comments. Secretlondon (talk) 17:12, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
Responded there. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:35, 30 July 2012 (UTC)
I responded again right now. Sorry for the delay. Futurist110 (talk) 03:15, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of James McCoubrey[edit]

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Seems like a blatant WP:HOAX - only page about is on invisionfree as an old thread - not confirmed.

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James McCoubrey's age is NOT a hoax. His age has been verified by the Gerontology Research Group. Futurist110 (talk) 06:17, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Editing practice[edit]

Hey there,

It's great that you started a Wikipedia article and you were really active about it (the Beilin-Abu Mazen agreement).

A few tips that are crucial:

  • Any statement you make MUST be cited at the end of the sentence (or in middle, if relevant). Saying "I know it though" or "I interviewed this person" isn't good.
  • References (what you cite) should come from reliable, published sources. For example, reliable media outlets, or books.
    • This was an issue with your references to the Jerusalem Center for Public Affair. While I know that what they wrote was true (and is generally true), it's better if you can find different references, either from media outlets, books, journals... You can leave the JCPA references for now though until you replace them.
  • Statements that are made by a writer or author should be attributed to that author, rather than written as a fact.

I'm planning on an article for the One Minute of Silence campaign - the campaign to hold 1 minute of silence to remember the victims of the 1972 Munich Massacre at the Olympics. I already added most of the references that will be used in my sandbox. OF course, more can be added. I'd appreciate all the help I can get in creating the article, since it will be a rather long one, and if you're interested, you can go ahead and take some of the references, read what they say, and create a passage or paragraph or sentences about them, and place the reference at the end of this paragraph or passage or sentences. Here is the sandbox that you can edit.

Edit however you want. Wikipedia editors are not allowed to team up to edit with a particular POV, although you can't edit with a POV regardless. Rather, edit solely based on what the references say and in a neutral manner.

Thanks.

Why are the JCPA sources not the best when it comes to this? Also, sorry for not responding to your e-mail, but I was kinda busy lately, considering that I made 5 new maps (check my upload page on my Wikimedia Commons profile (it's still Futurist110)). I'll respond to your e-mail eventually when I'll have some extra time. And I just want to clarify--I always edit based on the facts and in as neutral of a manner as possible. Futurist110 (talk) 05:12, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

It's fine if you don't respond to my email, we're both very busy.
The thing with JCPA is that we should try to minimize its usage as much as possible in order to increase the rating of an article. JCPA isn't like a media outlet, and they write analyses or discussions based on their own political bias. Now, if JCPA offered their own analysis, it'd be fine to write "According to JCPA..." But when you want to get just facts down, it's always better to find a reliable published media outlet, journal, book, paper, etc... I'd consider research papers/reports from the JCPA good as well. The thing is, it's not that they're bad, but editors will reject it because of political bias, no matter how correct they are, and you'll be engaging in a winless argument. Which is why it's fine to include these refs at first, especially on a new article, but to improve it and increase its rating, it's always better to find different sources.
I've seen that you edit based on the facts and in a neutral way - I was just giving a general guideline for the future. They certainly dont apply to you, you're good with those. --Activism1234 05:25, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Your DYK nomination of The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge[edit]

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I fixed it. Sorry for the delay. Futurist110 (talk) 03:14, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

Maps[edit]

I've removed your maps from History of the Jews in Europe and Aliyah. This one has a large amount of whitespace at the bottom and no key. You also inserted a large amount of original research into the caption, and formatted the references incorrectly. This one has no key, and This one has no key and is over 50% whitespace. Number 57 08:17, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

To be honest, I think it would have been better to fix the flaws in my maps and captions than to simply delete them. I'm new at using Inkscape and Wikipedia, so I might make some errors. Futurist110 (talk) 20:11, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
I can't fix the maps as they are images. Number 57 20:54, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Can't one simply download the maps and then fix them on Inkscape or on another drawing software? Futurist110 (talk) 21:27, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
I don't have any drawing software that can take svgs, and I also don't know the scale you were using. Number 57 22:04, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
I used Inkscape, which is free to download. As for the scale, do you mean the picture size? Futurist110 (talk) 05:16, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, I meant the key, which you omitted from the maps. Number 57 14:50, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, the reason I omitted the key from the maps was because I tried adding it in and it didn't work. I put the key at the Description part of the images. Futurist110 (talk) 20:39, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

A belated welcome![edit]

Sorry for the belated welcome, but the cookies are still warm! Face-smile.svg

Here's wishing you a belated welcome to Wikipedia, Futurist110. I see that you've already been around a while and wanted to thank you for your contributions. Though you seem to have been successful in finding your way around, you may benefit from following some of the links below, which help editors get the most out of Wikipedia:

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Again, welcome! Activism1234 03:55, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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You're great to talk with and your contributions are perfect! Activism1234 03:56, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much! :) Finally, my own barnstar! :D Futurist110 (talk) 04:47, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Roman Chatov[edit]

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I apologize for the copyright infringement. I did not know that such a strong Wikipedia policy against it existed. Would it be okay if I re-wrote the article in my own words and asked you to double-check it? Futurist110 (talk) 04:51, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Free websites[edit]

From reference desk...

Thank you very much. Futurist110 (talk) 01:31, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

I already read the Jerusalem Post and Haaretz a lot, and sometimes I go to those other websites that you mentioned as well. Do you know which free sites are good for U.S. and world news and for demographics and demographic maps? Thank you. Futurist110 (talk) 04:48, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

I mentioned Washington Post above which is good for U.S. and world news. http://www.theatlantic.com/# is also good. Also CNN http://www.cnn.com/ and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ All of these do have political biases, but they're generally considered good media outlets and reliable. --Activism1234 05:02, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

I don't know much about demographics, sorry. But you can try the CIA World Factbook. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ --Activism1234 05:03, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much. In addition to all those U.S. news sources, I also read Time Magazine and the New York Times, along with some other news sources occasionally, such as the Christian Science Monitor. Futurist110 (talk) 05:07, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Sounds good. I don't read the Christian Science Monitor really (not saying it's bad, I can't make that judgement call) and Time Magazine varies based on author, but New York Times is also a good one, although has come under criticism for editorializing its articles. Well it's tough to find a media outlet that reports in a fairly neutral manner, but you can just be on the lookout for bias and understand opposing views. --Activism1234 05:11, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Yeah I primarily want articles that tell the whole story. I don't care if they do it in a biased manner (as long as the bias isn't too large), since I can figure out and filter the biased stuff whenever I see it. Futurist110 (talk) 05:13, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Goldman Sachs / Ref Desk[edit]

Regarding Goldman Sachs, what evidence can you offer that these papers are in any way notable? As it stands, that entire section should be removed (as Wikipedia is not an arbitrary list of stuff). — Lomn 22:00, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

If I provided you with a reference to these papers from media sources (such as TIME Magazine and Bloomberg Businessweek), would this be enough for you to consider them notable? Futurist110 (talk) 22:02, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
Here are some contemporary (within six months of the date of publication) sources for you:

For Economics Paper No. 99:[edit]

  • "Get Ready for 'BRIC' Power Bloc: Goldman",Jacqueline Thorpe, October 3, 2003, Financial Post.
  • "Why the G7 must soon make way for the 'Brics'," By Andrew Balls, Financial Times, October 7, 2003.
  • "Follow the Yellow BRIC Road", The Economist, October 11, 2003.
  • "The BRICS Are Coming -- Fast", Business Week, October 27, 2003.
  • "How Solid are the Brics?: EMERGING MARKETS: Peter Temple takes a look at some immense markets that are expected to become a great deal bigger", Financmes (Lial Tiondon, England), February 7, 2004.
  • "Rise of the BRICs", Pensions Week, March 8, 2004.

For Economics Paper No. 188[edit]

The 2012 Economics and Olympics Paper[edit]

Global Economics Paper No. 152 (India's Rising Growth Potential)[edit]

Global Economics Paper No. 134[edit]

In regards to Economics Paper No. 134, I have not found any contemporary sources talking about it. However, I did find numerous sources from several years later talking about the Next Eleven, which is a term that this economic paper first created and brought into popular usage.

As for the rest of the papers that I mentioned, you can either find some media reports about them yourself or remove these papers from the Goldman Sachs article. Futurist110 (talk) 22:46, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, that looks like reasonable coverage for those papers to me. — Lomn 00:35, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

comment restored[edit]

A comment you made on the Science desk that was lost in a strange edit conflict has been restored to Wikipedia:Reference desk/Archives/Science/2012 July 31. (See history for details, or ask me if you're curious.) —Steve Summit (talk) 11:47, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Could I please get more details? And I just want to make sure--my comment and all of the people's responses to it have all been put back to where they belong, right? Futurist110 (talk) 20:24, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
Short answer: yes, your comment and all other responses should be back where they belong.
Long answer: at 01:12, 3 August 2012‎, the bot archived the Science desk for July 31 [1]. A minute or two later, for some as-yet-undetermined reason, as part of his own edit, Tango reverted the bot's edit to the Science desk [2]. So now the July 31 content existed in two places: on the Science desk proper, and at Wikipedia:Reference desk/Archives/Science/2012 July 31.
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Reading and writing about what everybody's talking about[edit]

Dear Futurist, I hope you found my response to your RD/H query on Druze in Israel helpful. I do believe you're a good-faith participant in your queries that encourage in-depth understanding of complex issues. Your regular respondents are sincerely helpful and the contributions are generally respectful of sometimes sensitive topics. The caveats I offered in my remarks were mainly directed towards the lurkers - whom I believe number in uncounted hundreds or thousands - who read the RD for information on topics of interest. It would probably be more effective and responsible of me to provide links to specific articles from the sort of sources I advise reading, and once I complete a current time-consuming RL obligation I can do that more often.
Now that I've read your User page, I will trust you won't misunderstand me if I describe the Druze stance on foreign policy as basically hawkish. (This is an example of language I won't use on the RD unless my judgment is temporarily impaired.) I'd further state that it's fair to generalize such a thing as a Druze "stance" because theirs is quite a cohesive community and culture, not only religious tenets. But for me to write in a general forum without attribution, no.
Mainly I want to encourage you to read features, commentary, and op-ed pieces in the Haaretz online English edition and Ynetnews (the online English edition of Yedioth Aharonoth; ignore the occasionally poor translations and editing). I can't vouch for NRG (Maariv's equivalent of Ynet) and don't know the Russian-language press. Get to know writers whose judgment you trust and read them not only on topics of interest but on anything - it's a great way to broaden and deepen your knowledge base. If you're a fulltime student, it's way faster than reading any of the many excellent (and others not-so-good) books on the past and present of Israel and the Middle East. Hope this helps! I'll keep following the Humanities RD and see how I can contribute better. Cheers, Deborahjay (talk) 05:48, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

I'm really sorry for the very late reply. I was kinda busy lately, which is why I didn't respond sooner. Thank you very much for all of your help, Deborah. I already read pretty much whatever Israeli news sources I can find. To be honest, I find Haaretz to be too left-wing for me and some of the other Israeli newspapers and news websites to be a bit too right-wing for me. However, I generally know how to filter out biased info and reach the right conclusions. Forgive me for asking, but which Israeli political party do you support? Futurist110 (talk) 04:00, 19 August 2012 (UTC)
My turn to apologize for a very late reply, mainly due to limitations of my online writing. As a socialist and kibbutznik (immigrated 09/1984 from the U.S.A.) I come from a minority population on the Israeli political spectrum, so it should be no surprise that I support a minority party: Meretz, which evolved out of the oldtime Mapam. Their platform is closest to what I believe is best for this country. Only once did I and my family "leave the fold": we voted for Tzipi Livne (less so for her party, Kadima, but there weren't separate elections for P.M. that time). Indeed, Kadima was the people's choice! But not only did she fail to form a coalition, Livne turned out not to be the leader we had sought, even in the opposition, so from now on we'll vote (and work) for a small party and get their legislators into the Knesset where they can promote domestic policymaking. Along those lines: while I, as a Zionist, would never vote for their parties, I can commend the legislative work of M.K. Ahmad Tibi and former M.K. Tamar Gozansky. I feel that's a meaningful part of the political picture in Israel. Hope that helps shed some light. -- Deborahjay (talk) 13:28, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

List of United States Presidents by net worth[edit]

Can you add references to your new page, List of United States Presidents by net worth? Thanks! --Mr. Vernon (talk) 04:34, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

The reference that I used (the link in my article) covers the net worth of all of the U.S. Presidents. Futurist110 (talk) 05:58, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

DYK for The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge[edit]

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Award[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar! I appreciate it.

I noticed you have many userboxexs. If you'd like, you may want to click "edit" on my userpage and copy my format that I use for userboxes, to make them all in a row and by categories. It may be helpful to organize it.

Hope it helps!

Thanks. --Activism1234 21:19, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Roman Chatov[edit]

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Template:Did you know nominations/Beilin-Abu Mazen agreement[edit]

Thanks. Replied there. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 00:48, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Replied there. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:05, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
I am fine with it, it's Nikkimaria who has to sign off on the close paraphrasing issue. G'luck. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 06:05, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
I tried contacting her (posting on her talk page, etc.) but she still hasn't responded to me and it's been two weeks or so now. Is it possible for me to get someone else to double-check this article? Futurist110 (talk) 01:16, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
You can try to ask at WT:DYK. I am sorry, I don't do those checks. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:38, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Some falafel for you![edit]

Falafel award.png For getting that DYK through! I knew you could do it! Activism1234 01:52, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much, and thank you for helping me out. When a DYK of mine gets reviewed, I try very hard to push it through by any means that work. Futurist110 (talk) 01:56, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Roman Chatov[edit]

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DYK nomination of Stanley Lebergott[edit]

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Net worth[edit]

You need to change the hook, not just the list. At the very least, you need to say which source says Kennedy was the richest, as there are many reliable sources that say Washington. Probably a fairer hook would say Washington or Kennedy, and perhaps the fairest hook would say Washington. Savidan 22:12, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

I fixed the hook to remove JFK and made it about Truman instead, since there is no dispute that he was the poorest U.S. President since 1929. Futurist110 (talk) 22:29, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Making False Assumptions[edit]

Regarding this edit:

(cur | prev) 19:35, 7 July 2012‎ Futurist110 (talk | contribs)‎ . . (43,310 bytes) (+47)‎ . . (→‎Chronological list of the verified oldest living man since 1961: -- Added John Joe Begay since he is pending and Augusta Holtz is pending and listed here and since Begay is listed on the American oldest living men list)

Please undo the John Joe Begay listing. You are confusing two lists.

The GRG "Pending Validated" list includes Augusta Holtz, but NOT John Joe Begay.

Instead, he is listed in what's called a "one-star" list: only one document citation. Pending-validated cases have at least three document citations, and are under case review.

Check out the GRG Table EE for "pending validated" cases...there's no mention of John Joe Begay there, but you'll see Augusta Holtz.69.15.219.71 (talk) 23:21, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Allright, I'll remove him from both the Oldest people page and the List of supercentenarians from the United States page. Just give me a minute. One question, though--do you have links to both lists? Futurist110 (talk) 23:34, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

DYK for List of United States Presidents by net worth[edit]

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Thanks. I saw that e-mail about you wanting to become my instructor for a Wikipedia user training academy or something like that. My response is, sure, I'm willing to do it just as long as I don't have to spend a certain amount of time on Wikipedia each day. Futurist110 (talk) 20:33, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
Nope feel free to move at your own pace, if it takes you a month, great, two months, great, five months, great. --Activism1234 20:47, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
OK good. Where do I start? Futurist110 (talk) 21:03, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
Simple. Just sign up here (and remember to request me). --Activism1234 00:12, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
Done. I hope that I did it correctly. Sorry for the delay, but I'm a bit lazy when it comes to this. Futurist110 (talk) 05:59, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
No problem. In a few hours, you should officially be my student, and then I'll post the info regarding how it will work on your page. Looking forward. --Activism1234 06:13, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
OK good. :) Futurist110 (talk) 01:29, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

CVUA[edit]

Hey Futurist110!

I'll be your instructor at the Counter-Vandalism Unit Academy.

I will help train you in using two tools, among training you at identifying vandalism.

Firstly, I will need to know whether you have WP:Twinkle enabled in your gadgets, and whether you have downloaded WP:STiki.

A reply here would suffice. Thanks! --Activism1234 16:39, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

I have not downloaded either of these two programs/gadgets. Futurist110 (talk) 01:29, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

All right so we'll start off with downloading Twinkle. Just simply enable Twinkle by clicking here and if necessary, scroll up to "Twinkle" and check it. It's as easy as that!

As the Twinle page explains, "It provides users with three types of rollback functions and includes a full library of speedy deletion functions, user warnings and welcomes, maintenance tags, semi-automatic reporting of vandals, and much, much more." All of these options are now on the top of your Wikipedia page when you click on a new icon labelled "TW." The options are abbreviated, but hovering over them lets you see what they stand for.

So let's say you want to request deletion of a page and open an XFD. Simply click "TW" and then "XFD." Let's say you want to warn an editor about unconstructive edits. Simply click "TW" and then "Warn," and select the warning level that you wish to use. Information on warning levels should be read here. --Activism1234 16:50, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Stanley Lebergott[edit]

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CVUA subpage[edit]

Hello,

Please use this custom page I've created for your CVUA studies to communicate with me. Put it on your watchlist to check for recent edits.

Thanks,

Activism1234 --Activism1234 01:40, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Sure thing. Thanks Activism. :) I'm giving you a heads up that I'd probably be unable to work on my CVUA training for at least several days, either due to schoolwork or due to a desire to work on certain articles on Wikipedia. Futurist110 (talk) 01:55, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

No problem. Work at your own pace. --Activism1234 18:17, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

It's been a few days... If you look at the page, it really isn't complex at all. I just hope you havent forgotten, that's all. --Activism1234 23:07, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Historical religious demographics of the United States[edit]

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apologies[edit]

Egads. Everything I write in the Help desk seems to come out wrong. What I meant to say: I appreciate and value the contributions that you, Robert, and others have made, and make to Wikipedia very much. And your off-wiki efforts to better humankind- well, just, thanks. --Robert Keiden (talk) 07:54, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Thanks for awarding me the Barnstar award. I intend to upload more maps (1936-1944) in the coming weeks.--Tilden76 (talk) 23:48, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

You're welcome! :) I'm glad you liked it. :D I will enjoy seeing your new maps whenever you are able to complete and download them here on Wikipedia. Just curious, but where did you get the data for all your maps? Also, could you please introduce me to more Wikipedia members who are interested in the United States, politics, history, and demographics? Despite being very active on Wikipedia, I don't think that I became acquainted with the community here nearly as well as I would have liked to by now. Futurist110 (talk) 00:03, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

For the elections 1788-1852, I used Michael Dubin's United States Presidential Elections, 1788-1860: The Official Results by County and State. For the elections 1856-1892, I used Walter Dean Burnham's Presidential Ballots, 1836-1892. For the elections 1896-1932, I used Edgar E. Robinson's Presidential Vote, 1896-1932. I just recently bought Edgar E. Robinson's They Voted for Roosevelt (which I will use for the elections of 1936, 1940, and 1944).

As for meeting new people with similar interests, I would check out these members http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_United_States/Members --Tilden76 (talk) 22:04, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Time graphic[edit]

Here is the graphic you requested. Please let me know when you get it, so I can remove it. —innotata 22:24, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Beilin-Abu Mazen agreement[edit]

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Ray Long DYK[edit]

Not sure if you saw my comment at the DYK nomination - this still needs more work. –Roscelese (talkcontribs) 17:37, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

I did see your comment. I'll fix it, probably in several days. I have a test tomorrow and I'm kinda busy right now, so I'll get to it eventually. Futurist110 (talk) 21:44, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Carl Berner (supercentenarian)[edit]

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Template:Did you know nominations/Historical polling for U.S. Presidential elections[edit]

Futurist110, did you plan to come back to this article to add the necessary non-Gallup citations for the 2004 and 2008 elections? They are required. It's been since September 7, and I see you have been busy on other projects, so perhaps you've decided not to pursue this DYK nomination further. If you do wish to proceed, note that, like all of your DYK submissions going forward, you will yourself need to do a quid pro quo review of a DYK nomination. You will also have to post something to the template very soon. BlueMoonset (talk) 13:56, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

If you want me to do an article review for someone else, I can try doing that today. And actually, I do want to pursue my DYK? nomination for the Historical polling article further. Let me do my article review and then I'll come back and add citations for 2004 and 2008. Is that okay for you? Futurist110 (talk) 00:52, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

Review[edit]

Please review this for me.--Lucky102 (talk) 15:57, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

For your input at Matthew Brisbane. Wee Curry Monster talk 21:29, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

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Reference templates[edit]

Hello,

You've done an excellent job here. However, I noticed that some of your reference templates aren't correct. Here are a few tips and what I'm referring to.

  • If something is referenced to The New York Times, or any other outlet, you can just reference it as "The New York Times." Don't reference it as "city.nytimes.com" or "select.nytimes.com," because that isn't the name of it. That's just the URL. I believe that the latter is actually the opinion section. Perhaps you can do "The New York Times: Op-eds," but don't use "select.nytimes.com."
  • When referecing a Google book, be aware that this book exists in real life, and was simply uploaded to Google. Google Books isn't the producer or publisher. When you want to see the information for a book on Google Books, go to the left side of the book where there's a scollarbar, scroll down to below the searchbar/title/author, and click "About this book." Now, on this page, scroll all the way down (on the right) until you reach "Bibliographic information," and there you have all the info to reference.
  • A useful tool for referencing can be found by clicking "MY preferences" on the top of Wikipedia --> Gadgets --> going down to the section "editing" --> putting a check mark next to "ProveIt." It's really useful, and I use it all the time.

Hope this helps! --Activism1234 03:22, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Sure no problem, will look at it this evening. Wee Curry Monster talk 07:16, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Carl Berner (supercentenarian)[edit]

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DYK for Ray Long[edit]

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DYK for Historical polling for U.S. Presidential elections[edit]

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Supercentenarian article[edit]

Since I've seen your fascination with supercenterrians, perhaps you'd be interested in creating an article on Zechariah Barashi, if you know enough about him. He's 112 years old, and is Israel's oldest citizen. Seems right up your alley!

--Jethro B 22:37, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

If he'll eventually get verified, I could do an article about him. He was born in Kurdistan, so there might be problems with verifying/confirming his age. Futurist110 (talk) 00:42, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
I don't know where he was born, but this RS outlet (which brought it to my attention) writes 112 years and is central to the article itself. --Jethro B 00:52, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
The media might say one thing, reality might be different. It says here (http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/article.php?p=102068) that he was born in Kurdistan. Futurist110 (talk) 00:57, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
And that one also says he was 111, and that was a year ago. My main point was that it's very possible it is in fact confirmed, and we have reliable sources saying just that. But you're the expert here, not me. --Jethro B 01:08, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
Yes, and he could have easily exaggerated his age several decades ago in order to get an early pension. Nothing is confirmed until we see some early-life documents showing that he was indeed born in 1900. Until we see these documents, everything is just speculation. Maybe he actually is 112, but maybe he is actually 102 or 92. We just don't know. Futurist110 (talk) 01:12, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

You're invited! FemTech Edit-a-Thon at Claremont Graduate University[edit]

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Ref Desk removal[edit]

This question of yours was removed: [9]. There's a discussion of it at the Ref Desk talk page. StuRat (talk) 04:11, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Category:Documents at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum[edit]

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I work at the Gerald Ford Presidential Library and Museum, and we are uploading materials to Wikimedia Commons. We have a number of documents that might be of interest to you - they are located at Wikimedia, Category:Documents at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.

If you are interested in writing articles/stubs, I may be able to provide you with pictures from our archives as well. We have a limited number of artifacts, to also at Wikimedia, Category:Artifacts at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.

Let me know if I can help in any way, and please feel free to pass the word about these docs; I'd love to see some content generated around them....thanks! Bdcousineau (talk) 19:31, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

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Palestine 2012 UN Statehood Vote[edit]

Hi, Futurist, since edits and additions to archived/transcluded threads don't show up on individual watchlists, I'd like to let you know about a roll call and links I posted at Wikipedia:Reference desk/Humanities#Palestine 2012 UN Statehood Vote. Have a good weekend. —— Shakescene (talk) 07:12, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

I thought you might also be interested in the 1949 UN Gen. Assembly debate and vote that admitted Israel. See http://unispal.un.org/UNISPAL.NSF/0/0B3AB8D2A7C0273D8525694B00726D1B
I was inspired by the Sporcle quiz that someone had made of the 1947 roll call partitioning the Palestine Mandate and creating Israel (which I got right with some background knowledge and much guesswork), and was wondering whether it would be possible to spin off another quiz on e.g., which of the 33 UN members in 1949 who voted to admit Israel later also voted in 2012 to recognize Palestine as a non-member state. It turns out to be a majority (e.g. New Zealand, USSR/Russia, South Africa, Cuba, Norway). All of the 12 members who voted against admitting Israel in 1949 voted to recognize Palestine's non-member statehood in 2012, as did all but one (the UK) of the nine abstainers in 1949.
I'm fiddling right now with Excel 2000 spreadsheets of both votes (1949 & 2012). There are some clumsy ways I could forward those to you if you're interested (e.g. converting to a Wiki-table for a non-encyclopedic sandbox or attaching them to an e-mail), but the 1947 and 1949 debates would probably interest you more. Regards —— Shakescene (talk) 09:12, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

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Census map[edit]

I only colored the countries that have enumerated people by ethnicity/race in the last two decades (since 1991). Probably, I should specify that. --Երևանցի ասելիք կա՞ 21:16, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

I made a new version of the map. Please take a look at it.--Երևանցի ասելիք կա՞ 22:10, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
Done.--Երևանցի ասելիք կա՞ 01:31, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

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Pardon[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Kame Nakamura[edit]

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Adelina Domingues[edit]

Hi, I don't want to sound rude or unbecoming but even though I like the new article you wrote about Adelina Domingues, I think every article that had been previously deleted and hasn't been approved to be remade by the deleting administrator or community consensus but wasn't a blatant recreation of the original deleted article should go under Deletion review where the community can establish a consensus to keep the article or not. I hope you understand that I'm just trying to follow protocol and am not trying to offend you. Whether the article is kept or not isn't my business and for the most part I am recusing myself from the actual conversation besides putting in the request. Thank you. --Thebirdlover (talk) 00:02, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

If you want to have a debate about whether or not this article should be re-deleted, fine. However, since she is now retroactively recognized as the WOP for May-August 2002, and since she was mentioned in the media, I think that her article should stay. When this article was previously deleted, Domingues was not yet recognized as the WOP since back then Kamato Hongo's case was still accepted. Futurist110 (talk) 00:16, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
I had already noted that on my request. Personally, I am fine with the article staying for that reason alone but I just believe it should have some sort of community consensus. If I would've had a problem with the article, I would've requested AFD. --Thebirdlover (talk) 00:19, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
You don't really have to be concerned anyway. Most of the people commenting seem to agree that it should be kept. --Thebirdlover (talk) 05:48, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

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DYK plan for Barcelona Metro 9000 Series[edit]

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Asian Pacific American[edit]

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Historical religious demographics of the United States[edit]

"The percentage of non-religious people (atheists, agnostics, and irreligious people in the U.S. has drastically increased from 2% to 13%. This occurred at the same time that Americans became much more educated on average."

The above statement occurred in your edit of this article (as mentioned in the headline above), drawing correlation between education levels and religious beliefs, implying that religion is something that the un- or under-educated need. There is no proper citation, but even then, it is unnecessary and speculative, and does not follow WP:OPED.

This is coming from a stark atheist. -Miranda (talk) 01:11, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

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Re. Disarmament of Libya DYK nomination[edit]

Just wanted to let you know that I've reviewed the article; very good job. =)

There are just a couple of niggling details with regards to the hook that I've outlined there, in which I think you might want to consider. Bear in mind, this is my first ever DYK review, so my standards might be a bit detached from that of others actively involved in the page.

Oh, and I also went ahead and proposed an alternative hook, if you're interested. The one you have right now is probably fine, but I thought you might like to see the one that I came up with before settling on the original.

In any case, take care. Looking forward to passing the article in the near future. =) Kurtis (talk) 15:49, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks very much for the DYK review of my article on Walter Buckler! NinaGreen (talk) 19:00, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

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Another useful link about Israeli demographics[edit]

Since the date seems to have already been archived, here's a link to my reply on an IP user's Humanities Ref Desk query of 4 February, on the demographics of Israeli cities. I'm curious whether you've used that website's search engine; unfortunately I won't have the time in the foreseeable future to explore it myself. I will try to get back to you before long about the message you left recently on my User talk page -- Cheers, Deborahjay (talk) 13:24, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for List of springs in Florida[edit]

Symbol question.svg I think that some of the source citations might need to be more thorough (if you catch my drift), but other than that it looks pretty good. I think that it you fix some of the source citations we should be good to go. Futurist110 (talk) 08:58, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't understand what you mean by "more thorough". Are you suggesting that each table item have an individual citation rather than the overall citation for the column? Mgrē@sŏn 18:49, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

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Just to let you know, I've expanded the article. I think it now passes the basic requirements of a DYK nomination. Kurtis (talk) 02:38, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

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Hi[edit]

I had an Identity prior to my current one, where I gave information about myself. That ended up getting me a stalker here and of wikipedia. So I prefer not to give any identificatory information. μηδείς (talk) 05:07, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Alright. Yeah, I strongly dislike stalkers as well. Speaking of which, do you have any advice on how to avoid stalkers? I don't want or need any trouble here on Wikipedia, so yeah. Also, if there's anything that you're willing to tell me via PM, feel free to do so. Also, if you're interested in learning a little more about me, you can look at my profile at the 110 Club forum. For the record, if you are a woman, you appear to be one very smart and cool chick. :) Futurist110 (talk) 06:42, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
My stalker was following me to other websites. That could have been avoided if I hadn't used the same user name here as there. The rest is common sense. μηδείς (talk) 16:08, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Resource Request[edit]

Hi Futurist110, I have located the book you put in a request for, and I was wondering if you could clarify what exactly it is you need (I am fairly ignorant in the relevant subject matter, so please bear with me). Do you have any specific date ranges you would like aliyah data for? The most complete data available is for the years 1919-1948, but rough estimates also are available for Jewish immigration in Palestine for the years 1882-1903 and 1904-1914. From 1919-1948 there are 5 periods in which the immigration is split: 1919-1923, 1924-1931, 1932-1938, 1939-1945, and 1946-1948. For each of these periods, I can give you the numbers of registered immigrants, broken down into "Immigrants on arrival", "Illegal immigrants" (immigrants who arrived in Palestine illegally, were intercepted by the authorities, and afterwards registered as immigrants), and "Travelers registered as immigrants", and unregistered immigrants, broken into "Illegal immigrants" and "Travelers remaining illegally". For each of these periods I can also give you a percent breakdown of the immigrants from continent of origin (Europe, America, Asia, and Africa). If this is not the data you need, please message back and I will do my best to find it. Unfortunately, I do not have access to a scanner, but I can certainly type out any info you need. Regards, HMman (talk) 17:49, 25 February 2013 (UTC).

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Federal subjects of Russia[edit]

Hi, Futurist. I reverted your recent edit to Template:List_of_federal_subjects_of_Russia because it left the table in a broken state. Dricherby (talk) 10:07, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK review[edit]

Hi Futurist. I saw your notice on the DYK talk page. The fact that your nomination has not been reviewed a few days after you nominated it is not surprising. It usually takes 2 or 3 weeks for all nominations made on a certain date to be reviewed, as there is a huge backlog and not so many reviewers. So be patient ... and start another article! Best, Yoninah (talk) 11:07, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

review request[edit]

I haven't been able to find where you get the stats for MA and RI, although I do see the national stats are confirmed. But I cannot seer for the life of me why we'd go with the horribly tortured wording of ALT6 at this point, given it amounts to the exact same claim as the original blurb. Can you tell me on which exact pages the stats for MA and RI are located? Do you want me to approve ALT6? At this point I far prefer the original hook. μηδείς (talk) 03:50, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

After thinking about it, I want you to approve ALT HOOK 7 of mine. Basically the problem with my original hook was that Massachusetts might have become urban-majority in 1850 (the U.S. Census was taken in June 1850, not January 1850). Therefore the "1840s" part in this hook would be inaccurate. ALT HOOK 7 of mine might be a little long, but it is also pretty clear. As for the pages, this info for both MA and RI (and for all other U.S. states) is located on page 1 (not page XI or any other page with a Roman numeral). This info/data is listed in Table 1, which is as I said on page 1 of both of these documents/reports. I hope that you are able to find the data for these two U.S. states. Good luck and let me know if you need any more help. Thank you very much. Futurist110 (talk) 05:46, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
You'll have to forgive me for being just plain useless, but I still cannot find the stats on MA and RI for 1840-1850. Easiest would be if I had something on that page unique to serach for, like a population figure (e.g., 12,788,197) that would take me right there when I do a search on the document. Could you provide such a figure from the relevant lines/pages? (PS, I do think that new hook is much better and will okay the nom as soon as I see the stats.) thanks. μηδείς (talk) 18:47, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
I have verified the data. The problem was I thought they were all in the one pdf on the US as a whole. Two other issues. The article is long enough to have a lead separate from the body of the text. I put an Urbanization header after the first paragraph. It's a little awkward but workable--if you dislike it just revert it or change as you see fit. The second problem is the data table and the images conflict, so I cannot see the data table, and have to scroll to the bottom past all the images to get to it. I am of no help whatsoever with that sort of formatting, so you should probably ask at the Help Desk if necessary. I can't okay the article till that format issue is corrected. The othert possibility is moving all the images to the bottom, below the table. Either way, people with smaller screens than my 17" are going to have difficulty. μηδείς (talk) 19:53, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

I have marked it as ready. I suggest you restore those images as a gallery below the table or in some other manner, they really nicened it up. μηδείς (talk) 15:51, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

How about, "according to the 1850 US Census, Massachusetts and Rhode Island were the first U.S. states to become urban-majority, 70 years before the U.S. as a whole?" That goes by the sources, is easy to understand, and can't really be quibbled on over June-based calendar years. μηδείς (talk) 01:41, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Feel free to propose it as ALT HOOK 9. I would support either ALT HOOK 6, ALT HOOK 8, or this hook as the hook which should be approved. I think that BlueMoonset should make the final decision on this, though, or else this article will never get approved. Futurist110 (talk) 01:56, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
I'll support whatever you propose, the objections have seemed weak to me. I'd be surprised if there was an objection to what I just suggested if you post it. But beyond my support it may be necessary to ask for a third opinion. μηδείς (talk) 02:00, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

gallery[edit]

I mostly love the images you have used on Urbanization, but I would suggest you ask at the Help Desk how to make some of them into a separate gallery section with separate columns. Otherwise I am quite sure the next deletionist who comes along will cut most of them. (I think having the best ones run along side the refs section is a good idea as is. μηδείς (talk) 02:35, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

I will do this in a day or two. I am studying right now so the time that I can devote here right now is limited. That said, if you want to improve upon this gallery, please do so. I was aiming at having pictures from various time periods and from various regions of the United States. I also tried including some pictures of people, rather than just of buildings. Futurist110 (talk) 02:40, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

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Ronald L. Thompson[edit]

Hi- I started an article about Ronald L. Thompson who served in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. He was married to Elsie Thompson who just died and lived to be 113 years old. Feel free to expand the article-thanks-RFD (talk) 12:15, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi Futurist[edit]

Hi Futurist it is Okawa-Nakamura from the 110 Club. I was wondering if you can tell me why I was suspended from the 110 Club? Thank you O. Nakamura. Mjjd226 (talk) 20:44, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Grover Cleveland Presidential campaign, 1892[edit]

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DYK for Grover Cleveland Presidential campaign, 1892[edit]

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Thank you very much for your barnstar. I really appreciate it. It's very nice and feels very good when one's work on Wikipedia is finally acknowledged (more). Futurist110 (talk) 21:30, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Historical racial and ethnic demographics of the United States[edit]

Please see {{Did you know nominations/Historical racial and ethnic demographics of the United States}}, where I've identified something that needs modification. Nyttend (talk) 01:19, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the expansion; response given there. Nyttend (talk) 03:54, 4 May 2013 (UTC)
Just realised that you'd responded; I'm sorry for the delay — it's really easy to miss WP:Notifications because they trashed the helpful orange banner. I'm uncertain about a little of the sourcing, but I wonder if I'm perhaps misunderstanding something, and repair (if needed) should be quick. Nyttend (talk) 02:06, 5 May 2013 (UTC)
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Discussion on Ashkenazi Jews talk page - should Sholem Aleichem be in the collage[edit]

Hi :-) Due to the fact I saw you interested in the topic, I thought you might want to take part in it.

There is a discussion on the Talk:Ashkenazi Jews regarding should Sholem Aleichem and Mikhail Botvinnik be in the collage or not. The discussion is called "Ones and for all, should Sholem Aleichem and Mikhail Botvinnik be in the collage".

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Overcategorisation on USA articles[edit]

Hello, I recently noticed that there were a number of articles in Category:United States of America, which is a "container category" that should have only 2-3 articles directly in it, with all others sub-categorised. So Urbanization in the United States and Grover Cleveland Presidential campaign, 1892 should not be directly in the cat. Looking closer, I notice a lot of those articles had a large number of way too broad cats (Like Category:Cities for Urbanization in the United States, and Category:Corruption for Grover Cleveland Presidential campaign, 1892.

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DYK for Historical racial and ethnic demographics of the United States[edit]

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Please take part in a new discussion[edit]

Hi :-) I started a new discussion on the Talk:Ashkenazi Jews page I thought you might want to take part in. It's called:

"Which 2 people should be in the collage - Botvinnik, Gershwin, Bernstein, Von Neumann" ([10]).

Hopefully after that discussion it will be totally clear what the consensus is and what people want! 90.196.60.197 (talk) 17:17, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Narcissus of Jerusalem[edit]

Hi Futurist110. I reverted your edit removing Narcissus of Jerusalem from the List of centenarians (religious figures), because it constitutes original research. The threshold for inclusion on Wikipedia is verifiability, not truth. Is it true that Narcissus was probably not 116? Absolutely, I would put money on it. But is it verifiable? No, unless you have a source that gives a younger age for him or explicitly questions his age (in which case, just show it to me and he'll be gone from the list). With sources claiming that he was 116, and without any that question it, saying that he wasn't 116 is, at best, original research or, at worst, your subjective opinion, neither of which are appropriate for Wikipedia. After all, you removed him from the list, but certainly he was very old. How do you know that he wasn't 100 or 101, a perfectly reasonable age for someone to attain? Furthermore, just because the GRG has only verified one 116 year-old man doesn't mean that he is the only 116 year-old man in human history, just the only one who can be verified. Even the GRG admits that. So unless you have a reliable source that challenges his age, please don't remove him again. Thanks. Canadian Paul 00:02, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

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Jiroemon Kimura of the 19th-Century[edit]

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I noticed the recent press releases and updates to Jiroemon Kimura's Wikipedia article, declaring him the last living man of the 19th-Century. I would like to dispute this claim on the basis of the Wikipedia entry for Mr. Jozef Kowalski, born 2 February, 1900, acknowledged as the world's oldest living military veteran, possibly Europe's oldest living man. I think it would be a credit both to Mr. Kimura and Mr. Kowalski if a correction could be made to the former's biography. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

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Nice work with Historical racial and ethnic demographics of the United States. Glad I was able to provide a source. I spent some time searching ancestry for earlier records of James King or his parents but the only thing I could find was an entry for a marriage certificate dated 1878. Have you thought about writing to the Independence County or Arkansas State records office to see if a birth certificate is available? I don't know what the situation was in Arkansas but I know that birth certificates weren't always done in rural areas of the US even in the early 20th century. GabrielF (talk) 01:02, 7 June 2013 (UTC)
That marriage certificate from 1878 could be useful (probably not nearly as useful as an 1860 U.S. Census match for him, but still useful). Could you please save it somewhere and e-mail it to me? In regards to writing, I will probably need to do more research about this first, since as you said, many births were not recorded back then (we are talking about the pre-U.S. Civil War era, after all) in the Southern and rural parts of the United States. I did leave a message on his great-granddaughter's page on the Find-A-Grave website asking for more information about him, though. There might be some hope that a baptismal record or a family Bible entry for him still exists somewhere today, though. After all, I heard that many people in the U.S. wrote down births in their family Bibles and baptised their children. Thank you very much for all of your help in regards to this case. Unfortunately, it is a pain in the neck that little early-life information about this man exists, considering that (based on the documentation that I researched and found so far) he was very possibly indeed 112 years and almost 7 months old (as well as the oldest man ever by far) when he died in June 1967. If this isn't too much to ask, are you able to please check some newspaper archives that you have access to at your college/university for any mentions of James M. "Uncle Jim" King and for any more information about him? Considering King's (claimed) age, I would think that some newspaper(s) out there would have mentioned, for instance, King's 110th, 111th, and/or 112th birthday. Futurist110 (talk) 00:23, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
I've emailed two newspaper articles, one from 1950 saying that King, then aged 96, collected on a 46-year-old life insurance policy and another from 1964 on his 110th birthday. Hopefully that will help. Let me see what else I can find for you. GabrielF (talk) 01:34, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for National Atlas of the United States[edit]

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Nomination of Last surviving 1800s-born people for deletion[edit]

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Date updates[edit]

Your recent edit to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_verified_oldest_men broke a template that automatically updates the age of a living person, and that template is quite useful so that that info doesn't have to be manually updated each day. :) Seanette (talk) 22:43, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Hansi Brand[edit]

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DYK for Julia Sand[edit]

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Friendly request[edit]

Could you look at Template:Did_you_know_nominations/Daniel_Vineyards and if you feel it's now ok to approve, do so? It seems to have stalled.PumpkinSky talk 23:04, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! You put it in Prep3 making an 8th hook. It's probably better if you move it to the last slot in Prep4.PumpkinSky talk 23:17, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
Tips on my talk page. Also, do you want me to help you set up talk page archiving? Yours is getting pretty big. PumpkinSky talk 23:44, 15 June 2013 (UTC)....Very nice. You left "(pictured)" in the Danish hook, so I removed it. I've been doing this for years and I still do that sometimes. Check your email.PumpkinSky talk 00:30, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
One last thing, the bottom hook should be "quirky", but the problem is that for many weeks now the supply of good quirkys has been very low. PumpkinSky talk 00:44, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Wangjing SOHO[edit]

Hi Futurist. Thank you for promoting the article to prep4. However the accepted hook was ALT2 after discussion with the reviewer, not the one currently at prep4. ALT2 is: "... that the design of the Wangjing SOHO towers in Beijing has been pirated?" You can verify this at Template:Did you know nominations/Wangjing SOHO. Thanks again. Δρ.Κ. λόγοςπράξις 05:48, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Károly Pap[edit]

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Problems with DYK promotion formatting[edit]

Futurist110, it appears that you're attempting to include your own template formatting text when you promote DYK nominations, and it's causing very anomalous behavior.

When you promote a template, you should only be doing two very small things to activate the template's built-in substitution mechanism:

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Because you've been editing by hand, you've been missing some important deletions and additions.

What I'd recommend is that you go back through all your promotions to undo and redo them so they have proper formatting and inclusions. I've just done the Fishing industry in Denmark one, which is especially problematic in that it currently shows an aberrant "if yes" (in braces) on the T:TDYK page.

Thanks! BlueMoonset (talk) 16:03, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

  • Follow-up: Since it appears you've only promoted one set of seven, I'm going to clean the rest of them up now, since there are others showing that same "if yes" on the nominations page. (I thought there would be many more than that.) However, there is one other thing you should be aware of: you should not both approve and promote a hook, as you did with some of the seven. DYK is set up so different people do the approving and promoting, so you have two different people checking the nomination: sometimes the promoter finds issues that the approver missed. So, in future, when you're adding a hook to a set, make sure it's one that you yourself haven't approved or even proposed a hook for. This way we get the maximum number of people vetting a nomination. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:07, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Robert Alexander Early[edit]

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Proposed deletion of U.S. Presidential rematches[edit]

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DYK nomination of History of the Jews in Namibia[edit]

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Just to say, the intro is too short at the moment. The article would probably read better if you split it differently - for example, into pre-independence and post-independence. Otherwise, it's mostly fine. Smurrayinchester 21:48, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Pregnancy :)[edit]

I don't have a child either. I am 19. All my questions at the Ref Desk are in order to work on my next novel. Sometimes I get stuck and I just ask. Thanks for your help.

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DYK for History of the Jews in Namibia[edit]

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Wikilinking[edit]

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DYK for Max Hermann Maxy[edit]

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Precious[edit]

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Thank you, secular humanist of many interests, for quality articles such as List of United States Presidents by net worth and Max Hermann Maxy, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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Proposed deletion of James Wiggins (supercentenarian)[edit]

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DYK nomination of Leyb Gorfinkel[edit]

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  • Futurist110, it has been eleven days since this was posted here. The issue here is close paraphrasing, and since you have not addressed it yet, the article has been tagged with a close paraphrasing template. Please give this your attention right away; usually we allow a week for a start to be made on fixing issues, and it's been well over that already. We definitely need to hear from you before two weeks have passed, which is under 72 hours from now. Gorfinkel sounds like an interesting guy; it would be a shame if this DYK foundered. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:04, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
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DYK nomination of Henri Wald[edit]

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Request for comment[edit]

There is a discussion at Talk:List of United States congressional districts related to style of new district-level maps for the post-2013 United States congressional districts. Your input would be appreciated. Thank you. --7partparadigm talk 02:10, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Day-Elder[edit]

Thanks for the review, I hope to see the article up soon. As far as I know, non-free, fair use images are okay for articles. If it was to be used on the front page, I could see how it would be problematic. Anyhow, I will follow up and try to figure out who to ask, but since I wasn't looking to include the image to be used in DYK I guess it makes very little difference. Cheers,  Mr.choppers | ✎  04:26, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Henri Wald[edit]

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March 9 edit-a-thon at MOCA in downtown LA[edit]

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DYK for Berta Fanta[edit]

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May 10 Asian Pacific American edit-a-thon in LA[edit]

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I've re-responded to the nomination. Bilorv (talk) 08:29, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

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Saar status referendum, 1935[edit]

I'm slightly bemused by your repeated edits to this article today, changing the size of the picture (17 times it looks like). Are you aware that you can use the "Show preview" button to see the effect of your change, rather than keep saving? This is deemed preferable because it means less server space is needed for Wikipedia because you aren't adding any new versions until you're happy with it. Number 57 00:19, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Well, I previously knew that I can use the "Show preview" button to do this. I simply forgot about this option while I was doing it today. I'll definitely try hard to do this the right way in the future. Futurist110 (talk) 00:44, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Languages in censuses[edit]

Could you write article Languages in censuses and Religions in censuses?--Kaiyr (talk) 16:32, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

  • I invite you to help write Languages this article.--Kaiyr (talk) 13:52, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Smithsonian APA edit-a-thon May 10, 2014[edit]

FYI, just wanted to let you know about the Smithsonian APA edit-a-thon happening May 10, 2014. There are events in NYC, DC, Los Angeles, San Diego and Austin, TX. You can also work virtually, but just wanted to let you know, since you have been active on the Asian American projects. Thanks! -- Fuzheado | Talk 20:32, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

LA edit-a-thons on May 23 and 31[edit]

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There are two LA edit-a-thons in memory of Adrianne Wadewitz, a prolific Wikipedia editor, in the coming weeks. Please join us May 23 at Occidental College and May 31 at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry to combat systemic bias and help further Adrianne's legacy. No experience needed! Please RSVP at the relevant page(s) if you plan to attend.

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DYK for Sergei Grigoriyevich Stroganov[edit]

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DYK for Saar status referendum, 1935[edit]

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L.A. events on June 21 and July 6[edit]

Upcoming L.A. events: Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon (Saturday, June 21, 12-5pm) and Wiknic (Sunday, July 6, ~9:30am-4pm)

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The L.A. Wikipedia community has two exciting events coming up in the next few weeks: an edit-a-thon sponsored by the online magazine East of Borneo, and the fourth annual Los Angeles Wiknic!

The East of Borneo event is an edit-a-thon that aims to build a better history of art in Southern California. This next chapter of their Unforgetting L.A. series will take place on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 5pm at 356 S. Mission Rd. (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. For more info, see eastofborneo.org/unforgetting.

The Wiknic is a part of the nationwide Great American Wiknic. We'll be grilling, getting to know each other better, and building the L.A. Wikipedia community! The event is tentatively planned for Pan-Pacific Park (map) and will be held on Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

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