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Barnstars[edit]

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Thank you GenQuest for your great technical ability, you have done marvelous work on the article, very much appreciated. Ladytwentytwo (talk) 09:20, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
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Now that you've explained it, this seems entirely appropriate. I'll admit, I got duped. Still dumfounded. Great work! Stalwart111 05:54, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
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This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation.
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Because you're BRILLIANT! Ladytwentytwo (talk) 22:55, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
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For your constant work on the revamped Proposed mergers notice board, on which you have helped a great deal lately. I know dealing with merge requests can be thankless and easily overlooked, so I wanted to take the time to thank you for your work. NickPenguin(contribs) 20:35, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
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This barnstar is awarded to GenQuest for copy edits totaling over 12,000 words as part of the GOCE November 2013 copy edit drive. Thanks for the great work! – Jonesey95 (talk) 06:08, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
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For your extraordinary contributions in the more than 30(!) merge and redirects carried out as a result of the mass AfD Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Constitution Party of Alabama you are hereby awarded the Original Barnstar. -Ad Orientem (talk) 06:46, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

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On regards to what you told me on the RfC reply.[edit]

Hello GenQuest! This is Keeby. I just wanted to let you know that I understand wholeheartedly what you were telling me back on the Sasanian Empire talk page. :D

But I must ask. When you said that you were referring to the above debates, you meant the edit war? Correct? If so, then yes I do admit that back then I did have a serious issue with citing any reliable sources.

However, you have to admit that I pin pointed reliable boundaries and cited pretty reliable sources on the current RfC proposal?

Overall, I do thank you for the advice that you have given me and I thank you for you support for a new map! Cheers! Keeby101 (talk) 13:30, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Keeby, let's please keep the discussion on the article talk page so we are not talking past each other, OK? Thanks. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 03:56, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

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Mongol Armenia?[edit]

Please look at Talk:Mongol Armenia and consider the proposed change of name.--DThomsen8 (talk) 01:15, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

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The Basketweave[edit]

I've temporarily reversed the mergers to Ontario Highway 401 and Ontario Highway 427. Floydian had indicated that most of the content did not need to be copied into the 401 article. As he was the primary contributor to a Featured Article, a little deference to his opinions in how to deal with a merger is in order, I think. Sometimes, the best course of action in performing a merger is to summarize the content to avoid issues of undue weight. Imzadi 1979  02:35, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

There is no source regarding the "basketweave" on Highway 427, so it shouldn't go in. Regarding Highway 401, it is briefly mentioned in the Route description. However, the only reliable source that mentions it, aside from newspapers mentioning upcoming lane closures, is my MapArt atlas, which it is cited to. Cheers, Floydian τ ¢ 03:38, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
This is all fine. I am simply clearing mergers by moving content into the article per an AfD result. If you then feel the content is non-notable or unsourced, simply delete it (which the AfD probably should've done in this case) or correct it. Regards, GenQuest "Talk to Me" 04:44, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

South Korean Club Merge[edit]

Hi, GenQuest. Regarding FC Seoul and Anyang LG Cheetahs / Busan Daewoo Royals and Busan IPark, I think disicussion takes nearly 1 month. Many users want to merge, anyone don't use. Especially Controller GiantSnowman also want to merge. Please decide to merge. Thank you. Footwiks (talk) 11:41, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

If you have consensus, any of you can do the merge. See Wikipedia:Proposed mergers#ANSWERED REQUESTS . GenQuest "Talk to Me" 15:57, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for answering, There is not merge opposition opinion. all users who participate in discussion want to merge. Besides, This same case regading Bucheon SK and Jeju United merge. Finaly I merged articles. Is it ok? Please change discussion working to done. Thanks.Footwiks (talk)
Looks good, Footwiks. Thanks. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 14:05, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

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Hello and thank you for your note. The link I removed from the Bachelors Grove Cemetery page was placed to direct readers to slander against someone and is not useful to the topic. I added a better site which is relevant to the topic and, as a longtime historian of the cemetery, made a few notes in a couple of sections, with references added. Thanks for reviewing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aeronut63 (talkcontribs) 21:57, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

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Sorry[edit]

Misread "(COPY EDIT: Pre-Merge")". I keep expecting someone to come along and ignore the AfD. Apologies. Dougweller (talk) 15:11, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

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No problem, Doug. I'd whack you with a trout if I had one handy. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 15:14, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

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A Barnstar for you[edit]

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DYK for Nils Kock[edit]

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Middlefaire[edit]

As I don't want to get in an edit war with another user, I asked admin BOZ for help in resolving the addition to the List of Renaissance fairs as you can see here. Thanks for your understanding. Alden Loveshade (talk) 01:54, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

No problem, Alden. The number one reason the revert happened was that the edit was inserted in the middle of another entry in the table. That way, you can fix it and see what you did wrong. However, the fair that you inserted doesn't seem very notable, (probably due to it being a new one). That is why the criteria in the article was established about entries being established for so many years, etc. I will take some time tonight/tomorrow to see if I can possibly find additional sourcing, and you can do likewise, but the newness of the event will probably preclude finding much. There's no war here. Regards, GenQuest "Talk to Me" 02:10, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
I concur - no war here, and talking it out is always the best way to go. :) BOZ (talk) 03:01, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank you both for being courteous, helpful editors. I think I see where I may have caused a problem. I probably should have put a note in the talk page explaining my edit. Middlefaire is a privately-owned, permanent setting created by Paul Delacroix and others. It has a number of permanent, Renaissance fair buildings. The fair there is held at different times of the year and with different themes. These include Middlefaire Renaissance Festival, Texas Pirate Festival, and now Texas Fantasy Festival. The site has been featured in several newspapers including The Dallas Morning News, one of the largest circulation papers in the United States; on Texas Country Reporter (both the online listing and the TV program--note it was one of the few events listed on the TV show one week but was not a featured story); and (ahem) was the subject of a 'ren faire speak" article written for Yahoo! that appears here. I would have added the Yahoo! article as a source if not for the fact I wrote it--feel free to add it if you like. Note that I do not own the Middlefaire site or any part of it (you can see the disclaimer I was required to make for Yahoo! on the article), but have been a visitor there. I hope this claries my edit, and that the Texas Fantasy Festival part of Middlefaire can be added back in. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to let me know. Alden Loveshade (talk) 06:01, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
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Thank you very much for the re-insertion. Again I'm sorry for any confusion I might have caused. Alden Loveshade (talk) 04:27, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
After all that, I learned the event got changed (groan). I just fixed it in the listing. Alden Loveshade (talk) 19:04, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

dyk nomination for Samuel Wear[edit]

Hello GenQuest, I reviewed your nomination at Template:Did you know nominations/Samuel Wear and I have a couple of questions, mostly on citations. Can you take a look at my comments and provide other sources if you have them (or point out where I can find the facts in the text, if I've just missed them)? Thanks! Cmprince (talk) 03:10, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your time. I saw some of what you did. Appreciated. I will see what I can rustle-up reference-wise tomorrow (it amazes me how some on0line content just disappears so quickly). Thanks again, Cm. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 03:15, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Hard to do when the main source I used as the article outline is suddenly unavailable on the web. Withdraw the proposal, no time to get a hard copy of the book. GenQuest "Talk to Me"

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Where's Cars of the Philippines discussion?[edit]

You merged Cars of the Philippines into Transportation in the Philippines after a discussion according to the edit summary. Where is the record of that discussion? The merger created a very long article consisting mostly of a list of car names and I am wondering why that list shouldn't be either in its own article (which would recreate the cars in... article) or simply deleted. --Iloilo Wanderer (talk) 13:19, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

@Iloilo Wanderer: see the talk page of the source article for the link to the discussion(s). In this case, it would be the template on top of the Talk:Cars of the Philippines page. I agree the article probably should have been deleted instead, but that's not what AfD reached consensus on. You can ask one of the AfD admins to resurrect the original article (de-merge), but the reason for deleting most articles of this nature usually centers on reliable sourcing, or, rather, the lack thereof. Regards, GenQuest "Talk to Me" 00:05, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
You actually have to go there and scroll throught the Talk Article history. The link is: Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Cars_of_the_Philippines. Hope that helps @Iloilo Wanderer:. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 04:08, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the link. I hadn't thought about looking at old Talk pages. I did some digging but not there. --Iloilo Wanderer (talk) 07:48, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Merger of Calculus and Infinitesimal calculus[edit]

I would be glad to help. Should I just be WP:BOLD, or would you like to assign me a specific task so we are not duplicating effort? Thenub314 (talk) 20:11, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Be BOLD on this. You probably understand the math better than most here, so have at it; and, Thanks. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 20:14, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
PS: I can do the redirects, etc. if needed after you move the necessary content over. Just let me know. Thanks again. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 20:16, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

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Hello, What is your opinion on 5 + 3 with minors in collapsible lists? walk victor falk talk 17:21, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Wouldn't be my first choice. Was that even listed as an option? GenQuest "Talk to Me" 16:23, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Possible system gaming[edit]

I would like to return your attention to template:Location map Israel incident, where Sepsis II modified a long-standing version of Israeli map to "1949 borders" version without any discussion, suspiciously naming it File:Neutral Israel location map.svg instead of File:Israel location map.svg. I would like your feedback at WP:ANI following your remarks at the talk page. I shall also inform other administrators and editors involved in that incident, now posted at ANI - Gaming the system.GreyShark (dibra) 18:07, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

I have given my opinions and reasons at the ANI and the talk page's discussion area. Although Sepsis II seems to be an uncivil pain to deal with, and he went about implementing his new map additions in the wrong way, I think a blending of existing maps and his maps can be useful in bringing the article maps into something approaching NPOV. Good luck. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 16:32, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
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Steven Emerson close[edit]

I do not think you did anything wrong in your merge request of Steven Emerson. I do apologize if anything I said elsewhere has made it seem that way.Serialjoepsycho (talk) 19:19, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

"Serial vandalism"[edit]

Was this a misclicked edit that meant to revert something else, or are you describing User:Staszek Lem's merging and cutting of perceived WP:OR as "serial vandalism"? --McGeddon (talk) 19:24, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

My bad, @McGeddon: I was up 30+ hours straight when I made that edit and can't figure out what the heck I was looking at. Apologies. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 00:39, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

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Your revert of Roanoke colony[edit]

Hello. You reverted my edit of the Roanoke colony page, citing "speculative or unconfirmed information about a future event." Please note that the disappearance of the Roanoke colonists happened in the past. Does that make any difference? Akld guy (talk) 05:12, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Not really. The addition you made was more of an editorial comment or conclusion, and not very encyclopedic. We only report what others have said on any particular subject, and let the readers draw their own conclusions. Of course, if someone somewhere wrote something similar to what you put in, then in some cases it can be included in the article, but only along with a reliable source. Hope that clears it up for you. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 12:15, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for acknowledging (on my page) that the events happened in the past, not the future as you had claimed. I added my edit of the Roanoke colony page under the heading "Hypotheses about the disappearance" and its sub-heading "Other theories". Please explain why there must be a source for my theory? A theory is a theory. There appears to be an anomaly in Wikipedia's rules that require at least one source even for a theory. Please use some common sense. Akld guy (talk) 19:59, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Hello, again. The addition needs a source, even for theories. Your theory of what happened in any past event, and my theory of what happened in that same event, can (and probably are) two very different things. The same could be said for any number of editors around here. However, unless we are notable, and have published our own notable theory (think Mary Leakey), then we can't each include our own theories in articles. That's considered original research, which isn't allowed here. Common sense dictates that a notable theory or two can go into an article. Two, ten, or a hundred non-sourced, non-notable beliefs held by wiki-editors cannot. That's why a citation is needed, it's not an anomaly. See point #4 at What Wikipedia is Not/Crystal. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 22:23, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
My theory was not bizarre or implausible, but never mind. I've come to the conclusion that Wikipedia has this stupid catch so that unpalatable theories like my one that involved child abuse, adultery, and murder would never make it onto pages. Wikipedia has no common sense. Its amazing that some pages even exist, in spite of its rules. Don't bother responding as you will just be repeating the party line. Akld guy (talk) 03:25, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
There is no party line to repeat. I am the same as you, a volunteer editor for Wikipedia. Sorry that you can't, or won't, understand what notability is. I have provided the links for you to follow to several sections of the Manual of Style. You can read them and learn to be a better editor, or ignore them and continue to sulk. It's entirely up to you. Personally, I hope you choose to continue editing with us, as caring editors are hard to come by, and judging by this conversation, you seem to care. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 11:48, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

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Wild Bill Hickok – Davis Tutt shootout[edit]

I came across your revert of an IP's edit which added a citation to the article.[1] I checked the Google Books link and found the exact reference on page 85. I went ahead and re-added it with a better cite. I hope it's not a problem. Feel free to revert if there's any doubt. Rezin (talk) 20:35, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

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List of U.S. state partition proposals[edit]

I don't understand your reasoning the autonomous regions proposal is a valid and CURRENT proposal to partition New York State all the other things listed are just failed past proposals. It is NOT speculative or unconfirmed information I have four references. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cool6dad (talkcontribs) 00:33, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

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