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The WikiCup[edit]

Congratulations on your victory in the WikiCup. I could see way back in September that you would be likely to win if you continued nominating your excellent images at Featured Pictures at the same rate. After that realisation, I eased back on writing new articles for DYK, which had slowed down dramatically in any event, although I still managed 65 in the two month final round. I could have tried to speed up the FAC of Barn owl and the two GANs currently under review that seem to have stalled, but there was little point with you so far in the lead. The other finalists may also have abandoned hope at an early stage.

I had thought I ought to retire from the Cup if I were victorious again, so I am quite pleased that you have won, because I enjoy taking part and would feel disappointed at having to give it a miss. :-) Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:16, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

  • Cwmhiraeth- Many thanks for your most gracious note. The only reason I pushed so hard to stay ahead is because I never quite knew what you had up your sleeve. You are a juggernaut (the unstoppable part) in the WikiCup and I owe my good fortune in part to the small pool of FP reviewers who did not burn-out but perhaps learned a few new things about banknotes. I do not know whether I will participate again, but I do look forward to watching you compete again next year!--Godot13 (talk) 17:18, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

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A small cup of coffee.JPG Yes, YES !!!!! Hafspajen (talk) 17:24, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the coffee Hafs, I understand...--Godot13 (talk) 18:09, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
Intelligent guy. Hafspajen (talk) 18:10, 1 November 2014 (UTC)


Cuban banknotes and WP:MILHIST[edit]

For practical purposes, I'm thinking the gallery should just contain the final proofs of the sides with the Cuban heroes. That sound good? I don't think we could CSS crop in a gallery. Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:27, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Adam- If the main goal is to show the portrait, it's probably best to just use the front of the 1936 certified proofs (black and white, with purple stamp) so yes, I agree as they are all hard cropped and uniform.--Godot13 (talk) 18:10, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
A few here that may belong in the gallery too...--Godot13 (talk) 18:18, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

List of people on United States banknotes[edit]

Sorry I didn't respond earlier, but I haven't had as much time for editing as I've wanted lately and this slipped my mind. Your idea sounds good, but I am concerned about using an experimental photograph style in a list that is going on the main page. My suggestion is to replace the portraits and see how the new ones work. If they work fine, great; if not, they can be removed without exposure to reader criticism. Giants2008 (Talk) 16:11, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Giants2008- No worries. The articles I've used it in all seem to work well (see first 10 in List of Presidents of the United States, and Cuban silver certificates. I'll get the thumbnails ready, insert them in a few edits, and let you know. If you have concerns, simply undo the edits. Okay?--Godot13 (talk) 18:06, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
Giants2008- I've made 47 (out of 53) substitutions so far, at least 40 are with banknotes that are featured pictures. Please let me know what you think.--Godot13 (talk) 05:42, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
I like the new system, and it helps that we are linking to other featured content. It looks good to me, although we'll have to look out for any complaints. If someone is confused by the large photos, you could always add an explanatory sentence to the table intro. Giants2008 (Talk) 23:22, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
Giants2008- Fantastic, glad to hear. I'll finish up the rest (there will be 5 images for which I don't have notes, but can work on it). I'll make a footnote for the images column in the table very briefly explaining the crop to full image link. I'll finish the images in a single second edit, therefore if anything should go wrong, the two edits can be reverted/rolled back without other damage...--Godot13 (talk) 23:41, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

MILHIST FPs[edit]

Thanks for pointing out the set with all the Union generals on dollar bills. I shall certainly add that, but, as we had a bumper month this month, I'm going to make it part of November's list, as November, without the Wikicup, will likely be a little slower. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:18, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Adam - No problem at all. The last two images from this set might also be appropriate...--Godot13 (talk) 01:06, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
That's one of those ones where it's a little hard to tell - I mean, the original painting, definitely would be, but these are primarily being used as extracted examples of details on US banknotes. So could go either way. Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:11, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
Adam- Understood. The actual note for Surrender of Gen. Burgoyne is featured (and it's one of three known). Either way, I get it. Any word on the use of css image crop? I'm prepping portraits for my first FL (going on the MP later this month) as the css template has never given me issues when presented in a table format...--Godot13 (talk) 01:36, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
Well, it's certainly better than cropping an image outside of CSS. That said, I do want to avoid getting people in the habit of, for example, cropping out half of a Mathew Brady image to get a face and shoulder pic - as that's bad practice in 99% of cases anyway, so I worry about providing too much freedom to people not educated on appropriate image use - over the years, I've heard way too many really flat-out stupid suggestions for using images, like cropping a Victorian montage print into individual images. Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:39, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup awards[edit]

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Awarded to Godot13 for the strongest contribution of featured pictures in the 2014 WikiCup. J Milburn (talk · contribs), The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 20:53, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
Awarded to Godot13, WikiCup 2014 champion! J Milburn (talk · contribs), The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:32, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
  • My apologies, with everything that has been going on I forgot something very important: thank you J Milburn (talk · contribs), The ed17 (talk · contribs), and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) for the herculean task of keeping the game running. It was an incredible challenge and (despite some of the BS involved in discussion over-eager FP critics during the game) I enjoyed the competition and feel like I was able to contribute to Wikipedia in a meaningful way...--Godot13 (talk) 06:57, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014: The results[edit]

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The 2014 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), who flew the flag of the Smithsonian Institution. This was Godot13's first WikiCup competition and, over the 10 months of the competition, he has produced (among other contributions) two featured lists and an incredible 292 featured pictures, including architectural photographs and scans of historical documents. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), 2012 and 2013 WikiCup champion, came in second, having written a large number of biology-related articles. Scotland Casliber (submissions), WikiCup finalist every year since 2010, finished in third.

A full list of our prize-winners follows:

Congratulations to everyone who has been successful in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and a particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have participated this year. We warmly invite all of you to sign up for next year's competition. Discussions and polls concerning potential rules changes are also open, and all are welcome to participate. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2014 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:52, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Congrats[edit]

Hey Godot13! Congratulations on being the winner of the 2014 WikiCup. Your restorations of photos and banknotes to FP status are highly appreciated. If you are willing to compete in the 2015 WikiCup, the signups are open now. Best, ///EuroCarGT 23:06, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks ///EuroCar.--Godot13 (talk) 07:51, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Indeed, way to go! (But we're not losing you yet, right? I mean, you can still make 350 in one year!) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:55, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
    • ((gulp...)) I'm on life support, but I'm not gone yet. Seriously I'm not sure how much juice I have left right now (working on some right-brain stuff in my user space to give the other side a break). Maybe I should just reach into my magic hat and pull out a ready-made set? Cause, ya know, that's how we do it... (imagine face-palm image here).--Godot13 (talk) 02:45, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
      • Facepalm3.svg Facepalm (There's a template for that). I've got... images of probably 5 different dances which are good to go up for FPC, one of which still needs an article written about it. But the three I've nominated so far are not drawing any comments, so I'll hold back on my most recent (condong). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:33, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 05 November 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 12 November 2014[edit]

Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello Godot13. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

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Source[edit]

Given negatives are very often flipped horizontally:

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Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:34, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Andrew,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Israel-2013-Aerial 21-Masada.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on December 14, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-12-14. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:28, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Japanese occupation money[edit]

  • Say, do you have scans of the 1944 printings? (The "roepiah"?) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:13, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
    • Also, I think I've gone far enough with the history section. If we can cite the specifications of the bills and expand the lead, we can build ourselves a featured list. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:22, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
      • I will flesh that out tomorrow (later today).--Godot13 (talk) 09:30, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
    • (ec)Crisco- There is a 1944-45 Pemerintah Dai Nippon 100 and 1,000 roepiah (don't have either) and a Dai Nippon Teikoku Seihu (1944): one-half, one, five, ten, and 100 (I have images of all except the one-half). I was actually doing some reading on this today and it seems that Japanese gulden was used significantly for a year or so post-occupation because there was so much readily available. I'll get some of the Japanese roepiah up later today/tomorrow--Godot13 (talk) 09:24, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
      • I see you've been busy...-Godot13 (talk) 09:25, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
The Cribb article is the one I was reading today. Dense, but good info...--Godot13 (talk) 09:28, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Very dense (*shudder*). I hope I didn't mess up too bad. Do you have any good sources on the use of the currency during the occupation itself (printing, etc.)? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:30, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Will look. Did you come across this? Not better than Gibbs, but a bit different coverage...--Godot13 (talk) 09:50, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Crisco- I found a few examples of "NICA" notes printed by American Bank Note Company. Might be helpful to work up one or two in the article seeing as they were printed (but not issued) at the same time, no?--Godot13 (talk) 00:07, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • This is awesome. I'll have to ask RX later. What's the copyright on the NICA notes? (1945) (Also, what's the full citation for Gibbs? Is that what you referenced for the new section?)  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:19, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Crisco-Article is en route already... Series date on the notes is 3 March 1943. Although engraved and printed by American Bank Note at the behest of NICA, final authorization was by Royal Dutch decree. Based on series date and Dutch authority, that puts us at 71.5 years (EU anonymous). That was my thinking...--Godot13 (talk) 00:43, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • But isn't 70 Anon for published works? The notes weren't "published" (circulated) until 1945 in Borneo and eastern Indonesia, and 1946 in Java (Cribb). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:47, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Humpf... This will take some thought...--Godot13 (talk) 00:56, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
    • Crisco- Yup, no way around this one (barring a newspaper article in Jakarta discussing the NICA notes in late 1943...). I added the refs for the first paragraph on issuance (more to come). Ref #13 is based on Cribb's comment on the ORI notes. But it was the same machinery (unless it was downgraded) the Japanese notes were printed on, beginning in 1943, so I generalized the reference. Is that okay?--Godot13 (talk) 02:30, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
      • What about one fair-use NICA image? At least readers get a sense for what it is...--Godot13 (talk) 03:07, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
        • I think that, under a strict interpretation of WP:RS, that may have difficulty floating. Not too sure if the NICA one should be here, or in its own article. I mean, it was issued by a different government, and there are probably enough sources to support an article. (I've added Yoshimasa; hopefully the weighting and my understanding of the material are appropriate). Are you okay with me nominating this at DYK while its still in construction? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:40, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
          • Understood. By all mean on the DYK, I think we're in good shape (and looking good for a FLC in a short while...)--Godot13 (talk) 05:49, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
            • Excellent (though for the description, I rather like having it in tables, like at banknotes of the rupiah but with sources... otherwise we may have people question whether this is a list or an article). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:59, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
              • Crisco-Given that concern, perhaps the layout of the tables should be consecutive, not concurrent (gives it more of a "list" feeling)? Also, the citation link you provide for Cuhaj takes me to a 2009 edition. Using the 2012 version, your page numbers put you in Morocco. If you don't mind, I'll verify the page numbers (for Cuhaj) and tweak as necessary--Godot13 (talk) 06:08, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
                • Dammit! Yes, thanks. Banknotes of the Rupiah is what I meant (on a side note: I've got most of the pre-revision notes scanned, just not uploaded... missing a good copy of the old 20k bill). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:24, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
                  • Crisco- I added a bit more info into the banknote tables (printing blocks and images depicted). I'm not married to either, let me know what you think...--Godot13 (talk) 07:21, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
                    • Love it. Worth including the size as well? Or format of the serial numbers? Sorry for the late response, got a translation job... I'm thinking of using part of the money for a new camera body with better low-light performance. We'll see about that. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:38, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

1928 series notes[edit]

  • Scheduling the 1928 series, but I noticed that the Series of 1928 (United States Currency) article also includes a 20, 50, and 100, 500, 1000, etc. note. So... what happened here? Are the larger notes all part of the 1928 series, or? Also, the 1928 article does not include the $1 note in the running text. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:00, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Cool... There were a few types of small size 1928 notes: Legal Tender, Silver, Federal Reserve, and Gold. Only Legal Tender and Silver had a $1 and a $2. With the FRN denoms under $500 in the article I had planned to nominate them as a set but for some reason did not. Do you think it would be okay to nominate (now) the $5-$100 (along with the already featured $500-$10,000, not for promotion) to have the complete FRN 1928 denomination set? I will also tidy up/improve the article a bit...--Godot13 (talk) 01:18, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Which 1928 set are you scheduling? There was one of Federal Reserve Notes and another of Gold Certificates. Neither should link to United States Note (unless you want to run the small size 1928 #1 set of $1, $2, and $5, some of my first currency FPs actually)...--Godot13 (talk) 01:46, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Crisco 1492-I get it now, you're scheduling the 1928 legal tender (United States Notes) $1, $2, $5... Funny, I just moved them to the series 1928 article as well. Yes, that would be the correct link United States Note.--Godot13 (talk) 01:49, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Right, POTD is scheduled on a FIFO basis (generally), and we're finally up to your earliest FPs. My earliest FPs with my Canon 60D are probably going to start showing up around ... mid-2015. Sorry I wasn't more clear (didn't realize there were so many 1928 series!) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:12, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Crisco- No worries. I hope to work on some numismatic topics next year to organize a bunch of this stuff. I need to learn the art of the GA. Are there any short to medium length GAs you would recommend as models for direct and to the point?--Godot13 (talk) 03:26, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
More notes
  • Well, I am fairly happy with Beauty Revealed and National Press Monument (not to mention the numerous films), but those aren't quite the same topic. Most of my GAs are under 20k in length, though admittedly the more recent are better put together. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:12, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
  • On an unrelated note (ouch!), do you think it better to hold off any future sets until a better condition 2004 issue note can be obtained (assuming it's possible)? Or is it okay like this? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:42, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
    • Crisco- (Ouch is right...) it doesn't appear to be a prohibitively scarce note and between the blueish staining on the lower front/upper reverse margin and the quasi-frayed (?) upper edge I would hope for a better example (i.e., something that feels visually crisper). If it's rarer than I'm giving credit then perhaps it's okay...--Godot13 (talk) 02:31, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
      • I could probably get more, so yeah I'll put that off. These notes are in the strange position that they're too recent to really be collected (and sold to collectors), yet too old to actually get mint or near-mint condition notes in daily transactions. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:36, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Okay, you can check out the POTD blurbs here, here, and here. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:06, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
    • Will do soon. Had a very long day...--Godot13 (talk) 02:05, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
      • Tell me about it. (Well, not literally). Anywho, I'll do the page move. There's a ketoprak performance tonight; hopefully the lighting is good enough to allow some good shots. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:19, 28 November 2014 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Confederate States of America, first issue (1861)[edit]

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The Signpost: 26 November 2014[edit]

For you[edit]

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Congrats for your Wikicup! Happy ever after! Hafspajen (talk) 15:14, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
  • LOL! Thanks Hafs...--Godot13 (talk) 15:33, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 December 2014[edit]

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Andrew,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Israel-2013-Aerial 00-Negev-Makhtesh Ramon.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on December 29, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-12-29. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:24, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Crisco-Will check it out, thanks! Also, the banknotes and Masada (both in the next week or so) look good).--Godot13 (talk) 11:33, 7 December 2014 (UTC)


WikiCup 2015 is just around the corner...[edit]

Hello everyone, and may we wish you all a happy holiday season. As you will probably already know, the 2015 WikiCup begins in the new year; there is still time to sign up. We have a few important announcements concerning the future of the WikiCup.

  • We would like to announce that Josh (J Milburn) and Ed (The ed17), who have been WikiCup judges since 2009 and 2010 respectively, are stepping down. This decision has been made for a number of reasons, but the main one is time. Both Josh and Ed have found that, over the previous year, they have been unable to devote the time necessary to the WikiCup, and it is not likely that they will be able to do this in the near future. Furthermore, new people at the helm can only help to invigorate the WikiCup and keep it dynamic. Josh and Ed will still be around, and will likely be participating in the Cup this following year as competitors, which is where both started out.
  • In a similar vein, we hope you will all join us in welcoming Jason (Sturmvogel 66) and Christine (Figureskatingfan), who are joining Brian (Miyagawa) to form the 2015 WikiCup judging team. Jason is a WikiCup veteran, having won in 2010 and finishing in fifth this year. Christine has participated in two WikiCups, reaching the semi-finals in both, and is responsible for the GA Cup, which she now co-runs.
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Japanese invasion money of the Netherlands Indies (gulden, 1942)[edit]

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...317...

  • I dare say that that's a record. BTW, I got some images of Detroit which I may nominate in the coming week. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:00, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 December 2014[edit]

Happy Saint Lucia's day[edit]


"Good Morning"Godot :
Thanks for all of your contributions to improve Wikipedia!
13 December is the day when Swedes perplex the rest of the world by showing up way too early in the morning dressed in white tunics, candles in their hair, singing and bringing saffron buns and breakfast in bed to nice people. Hope you have a bright day!Face-smile.svg Hafspajen (talk) 09:23, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Hafspajen- and a happy Saint Lucia's Day to you too!--Godot13 (talk) 18:41, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Worcester College, Oxford (Porter’s Hall)[edit]

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Your image, File:UK-2014-Oxford-Worcester College 02.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 04:07, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 December 2014[edit]

Seasonal Greets![edit]

Wikipedia Happy New Year.png Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2015 !!!

Hello Godot13, May you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New year 2015.
Happy editing,
The Herald : here I am 14:55, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to user talk pages with a friendly message.

Season's Greetings![edit]

Snacks at a Christmas party, Chatham, Ontario, 2014-12-13.jpg Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2015 !!!

Hello Godot13! As we gather to celebrate the changing of years and reflect on the meaning of life, the universe, and everything, I would like to wish you and yours a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Attached is a small snack which I hope will give you the energy to continue being an amazing person and editor in the coming year.


Happy editing,
 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:42, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

A page used for propaganda[edit]

Hi Godot13 and thanks for your explanation about copy paste. I would like to ask you to look at this page which was hijacked by pro-Palestinian and used for propaganda. It has almost no info about the equipment but probably every mention of it in the media. If you think it does require change, I would love to hear your opinion of why. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashtul (talkcontribs) 07:02, 21 December 2014 (UTC)