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Notice concerning an action at ArbCom[edit]

A request has been filed for the Arbitration Committee to look at long-term issues with editing in the Article Titles and MOS areas at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case#Article titles/MOS. I have added your name as a party, since it is clear that you have been involved at RMs, or at pages that are within the scope of the action.

Bacchus, I really hope things are going well for you. I will understand if you are reluctant to get involved with this one. But I'm certain that your evidence and assessments would be invaluable to ArbCom if it decides to proceed with a case.

Best wishes!

NoeticaTea? 05:25, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Article titles and capitalisation case[edit]

An arbitration case involving you has been opened, and is located at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Article titles and capitalisation. Evidence that you wish the Arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence sub-page, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Article titles and capitalisation/Evidence. Please add your evidence by February 12, 2012, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can contribute to the case workshop sub-page, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Article titles and capitalisation/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, Alexandr Dmitri (talk) 15:02, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

Make your own[edit]

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All the best to you. Thanks for your contributions. Drmies (talk) 19:14, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Wishing you a happy retirement - have a cuppa[edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Sorry to learn that you're doing the same as numerous other editors by leaving the project. All the best, and I hope you find a warm welcome if you reconsider. -- Trevj (talk) 14:58, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Article titles and capitalisation closed[edit]

An arbitration case regarding article titles and capitalisation has now closed and the final decision is viewable at the link above. The following remedies have been enacted:

  1. All parties are reminded to avoid personalizing disputes concerning the Manual of Style, the article titles policy ('WP:TITLE'), and similar policy and guideline pages, and to work collegiately towards a workable consensus. In particular, a rapid cycle of editing these pages to reflect one's viewpoint, then discussing the changes is disruptive and should be avoided. Instead, parties are encouraged to establish consensus on the talk page first, and then make the changes.
  2. Pmanderson is indefinitely prohibited from engaging in discussions and edits relating to the Manual of Style or policy about article titles.
  3. Standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all pages related to the English Wikipedia Manual of Style and article titles policy, broadly construed.
  4. Born2cycle is warned that his contributions to discussion must reflect a better receptiveness to compromise and a higher tolerance for the views of other editors.

For the Arbitration Committee, Alexandr Dmitri (talk) 23:01, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Can you join an article rename discussion[edit]

Hi GTBacchus,

I noticed you were involved in the closure of the Swami Vivekananda article rename discussion, here: [1]

Could you also look at a similar discussion here [2]. This is the 7th day of discussion. The article was originally called Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj for a long time, and a week ago, a user changed it to Kripalu Maharaj. I made several arguments, and other people have made arguments but overall, I think that wikipedia policy dictates that article should be changed back to Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj, and I think I have shown that.

Can you please take a look?

Thanks. Lotusjuice (talk) 12:22, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi there Lotusjuice. Not sure how much GT checks his talk page these days. I know he posted a "retired" template a while back, and he hasn't been real active for a while. Personally I hope he's still about and returns soon, but just thought I'd mention this in case he doesn't notice it. Best of luck though. — Ched :  ?  12:52, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Home language listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Home language. Since you had some involvement with the Home language redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 > haneʼ 08:46, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Requested move of Côte d'Ivoire[edit]

There is currently a discussion on moving the article Côte d'Ivoire to Ivory Coast. You are being notified since you participated in a previous discussion on this topic. Please join the discussion here if you are interested. TDL (talk) 02:27, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

GB calling[edit]

Hello GTB :-)

I was looking at article "2018" and found: <<Estimated completion date for the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia which is expected to become the tallest building in the world and the first to reach 1 kilometer in height.>> which doesn't look right to me! I have no idea what the height should be though, so I'll leave it for you to fix. I was checking to see if there was a note of the 2 consecutive blue moons in 2018, but I believe the time zones may be wrong for this to occur in the USA. Ref: http://www.fullmoon.info/en/fullmoon-calendar/2018.html (2 full moons in January, followed by 2 full moons in March). That's pretty rare even for blue moons!

I do hope you're well, hugs Galaxybabe (talk) 15:08, 27 June 2012 (UTC)Galaxybabe

Moving Burma to Myanmar - ongoing poll[edit]

This is to let you know that an ongoing poll is taking place to move Burma to Myanmar. I know this happened just recently but no administrator would close these frequent rm's down, so here we go again. This note is going out to wikipedia members who have participated in Burma/Myanmar name changing polls in the past. It does not include banned members nor those with only ip addresses. Thank you. Fyunck(click) (talk) 23:26, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)[edit]

Welcome to the first edition of The Olive Branch. This will be a place to semi-regularly update editors active in dispute resolution (DR) about some of the most important issues, advances, and challenges in the area. You were delivered this update because you are active in DR, but if you would prefer not to receive any future mailing, just add your name to this page.

Steven Zhang's Fellowship Slideshow

In this issue:

  • Background: A brief overview of the DR ecosystem.
  • Research: The most recent DR data
  • Survey results: Highlights from Steven Zhang's April 2012 survey
  • Activity analysis: Where DR happened, broken down by the top DR forums
  • DR Noticeboard comparison: How the newest DR forum has progressed between May and August
  • Discussion update: Checking up on the Wikiquette Assistance close debate
  • Proposal: It's time to close the Geopolitical, ethnic, and religious conflicts noticeboard. Agree or disagree?
Read the entire first edition of The Olive Branch -->

--The Olive Branch 19:04, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Notice of change[edit]

Hello. You are receiving this message because of a recent change to the administrator policy that alters what you were told at the time of your desysopping. The effect of the change is that if you are inactive for a continuous three year period, you will be unable to request return of the administrative user right. This includes inactive time prior to your desysopping if you were desysopped for inactivity and inactive time prior to the change in policy. Inactivity is defined as the absence of edits or logged actions. Until such time as you have been inactive for three years, you may request return of the tools at the bureaucrats' noticeboard. After you have been inactive for three years, you may seek return of the tools only through WP:RFA. Thank you. MBisanz talk 00:20, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

You're invited! Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon at the University of Oregon[edit]

Saturday, March 9 - Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon at the University of Oregon - You are invited!
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Come celebrate Women's History Month at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, on March 9! This event, facilitated by WikiWoman Sarah Stierch, is hosted by the Fembot, in collaboration with ASOU Women's Center, the Center for the Study of Women in Society, the School of Journalism and Communication, and the UO Libraries.

Please bring your laptop and be prepared to edit about women and women's history!

The event is March 9, from 1-4 PM, at the University of Oregon Library.

You must RSVP here - see you there! SarahStierch (talk) 20:28, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Novel categories[edit]

Hi, I just wanted to stop by and thank you for this conversation which I actually enjoyed. After logging out and thinking about it, I realized that I probably have never understood how categorization is used here in regards to novels and I tend to treat cats as tags - the more the merrier on a page. But also probably the reason I'm being chastised on my talk, so might take a low profile for a while. To be honest l laughed to see the black banner at the top of your page b/c my blue banner is close to going black. All that said, if you do manage to kick start another conversation that's useful and we can actually find a solution without a ton of spinning, I'd be thrilled. Truthkeeper (talk) 12:17, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Re your talk page: Yikes! After a day or two back from retirement, it sure is easy for me to remember why I left. When my orange "you have a message" banner lit up, I had a moment of panic. Thank goodness it's you. If I'm going to stick around, I either need to get my patience up to Job level, or it won't be pretty.

So, apparently this "tags" idea is called Wikipedia:Category intersection around here, and that's the page for talking about it. I've made a wake-up-the-talk-page post there, referencing the current situation, but so far the only reply has been from JPL, telling me that my summary was wrong. We'll see how it goes, but I wouldn't hold my breath as far as avoiding "tons of spinning". I'm going to keep making noise about it for now, so if nothing else, people will remember that there was a lot of noise made about it. Oh, and unsurprisingly, the German Wikipedia has already implemented this, presumably because of how gosh-darn much sense it makes. -GTBacchus(talk) 12:36, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

I know that moment of panic when the orange bar lights up! Anyway, thanks for jumping in, category intersection is apparently what we need, so if something good comes from this it will have been worthwhile. Welcome back btw. I won't be editing much in the next some weeks but will be watching this as it spins out. Truthkeeper (talk) 16:19, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

A few posts that may be of interest to you here User_talk:Jimbo_Wales#On_structural_and_categorical_sexism, and here Wikipedia_talk:Category_intersection#A_working_category_intersection_today. I have prototyped cat intersections, and it works, and it's easy for the user. Give it a whirl. --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 00:55, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Good to see you back[edit]

Welcome home. The chips and dip are still on the counter, beer is still in the fridge ... but they kinda changed a few things while you were gone (WP:ECHO) ... hope all is well with you. — Ched :  ?  01:12, 2 May 2013 (UTC) (pssst ... go get your tools back - we could use the extra hand. :))

Discussion about novelist categories[edit]

Greetings! You are invited to take place in a conversation happening Category_talk:American_novelists#Stalemate here about how to move forward with discussion on subcategories of by-country novelist categories.— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 16:04, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might have already received a similar message a little while ago regarding the Recruitment Centre, so if you have, there is no need to read the rest of this. This message is directed to users who have reviewed over 15 Good article nominations and are not part of WikiProject Good articles (the first message I sent out went to only WikiProject members).

So for those who haven't heard about the Recruitment Centre yet, you may be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around it (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:

  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with (at the time this message was sent out, 2 recruiters have volunteered), the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 15:09, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Gastrointestinal tract listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Gastrointestinal tract. Since you had some involvement with the Gastrointestinal tract redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talk) 19:26, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

Mexico State. listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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A Tesla Roadster for you![edit]

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Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! Gg53000 (talk) 01:42, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

You are invited! Wiki Loves Pride

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride, a global campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia during the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. The project is being spearheaded by two organizers with roots in the Pacific Northwest. Meetups are being organized in some cities, or you can participate remotely. Wikimedia Commons will also be hosting an LGBT-related photo challenge.

In Portland, there are two ways to contribute. One is a photography campaign called "Pride PDX", for pictures related to LGBT culture and history. The Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, June 21 from noon–4pm at Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 236 at Portland State University. Prior Wikipedia editing is not required; assistance will be available the day of the event. Attendees should bring their own laptops and cords.

Feel free to showcase your work here!


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Karşılama[edit]

Hi there, I would like you to take a few minutes of your time to look once more at the titles karşılama and karsilamas. Sometimes I think The Free Encyclopedia means whoever wakes up earlier may abuse this freedom to make the encyclopedia a place for cultural pillage. In other words, if I or someone else wants to write things only from their own idiosyncrasy, without respect for other people, cultures, etc and there is no or less people from that other culture around or ready to defend it, this person may write their own WP. Greece is Greece, but Turkey is "Asia Minor". Turkish and Greek minorities in respective countries were exchanged by a population exchange agreement between the two countries, and the Greeks are "refugees" but Turks are "immigrants". There is no need to use a link to Turkey, while we abuse links about others etc. There are too many examples to this situation in WP, regrettably. And I am not accusing nor criticizing you -or WP- about anything, I just wanted to share these observations with someone. Regards. --Why should I have a User Name? (talk) 19:28, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

TfD nom of Suggest incubation[edit]

Hello, GTBacchus. Hope you're enjoying the semi wiki-retirement. This is a small note to let you know I've nom'd {{Suggest incubation}} for deletion. It seemed appropriate given its status as part of a project that lays ever dormant. You're of course welcome to comment at the template's entry on the discussion page. Thank you for the energy and thoughtfulness you put into supporting contributors in need of a helping hand, through that project and, its softly sleeping template. –91.125.182.5 (talk) 05:39, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for notifying me. I've made a comment in that discussion. -GTBacchus(talk) 13:26, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Feminist+Queer Art Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Saturday, September 13, Portland, Oregon[edit]

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You are invited to the Feminist+Queer Art Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, to be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from noon–4pm at the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC), located at 1001 SE Division (97202).

Prior Wikipedia editing is not required; assistance will be available the day of the event. Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend, but all are welcome. Hope to see you there!

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