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Imperial Napoleonic Triple Crown jewels[edit]

Your majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow these Imperial Napoleonic triple crown jewels upon H1nkles, for your contributions in the areas of WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FC, particularly on articles related to the Olympics. Thank you for your contributions to the project. – SMasters (talk) 04:49, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks much appreciated! H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 17:40, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXXIV, May 2012[edit]

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Please Assess a New History Article Moncacht-Apé[edit]

I found you on the list of peer review volunteers. Please look at Moncacht-Apé from a history article point of view and add any appropriate history or other categories and templates. Neither the author nor I request a full peer review. I'm new and my interests are Citizen science and Ornithology. I try to new page patrol a couple of articles from the back of the backlog to fulfill what I consider a duty to Wikipedia. Most new pages are dreadful; I recommend deletion of far too many and do a lot of work to make many others barely acceptable. User:Feis-Kontrol researched and cited his article well. I was pleased to add a couple of obvious categories but I chose to leave adding any History categories and adding the Project History template to the article talk page to someone with more background and interest in history. Hope you'll take on this task or recommend a historian who might. Thanks in advance, DocTree (talk) 02:33, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Hey there, and thank you for working on all sorts of different parts of this project and doing your "duty". I'm not really in a place where I have time to research and add to articles, but I can read and evaluate what has been written. That is more of what a "peer review" is supposed to do. I'll do that and would suggest posting a request for expansion help at the wikiprojects that have an interest in this article. Having never heard of this topic before I have no clue where to point you but if you look on the talk page you should be able to find wikiprojects that would have an interest in this subject. After reading the article I'll have more to say on direction for getting it expanded. Cheers! H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 21:02, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
Many thanks for wikiwork above and beyond. Most sources are written in 18th century French so I won't be contributing more. Thanks again, DocTree (talk) 23:36, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive[edit]

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Review request[edit]

Hey H1nkles. I know you aren't super active, but if you ever get a chance, I'd like to bring Dan Oates to GA. You're one of the best reviewers I've met so it would be great if you could give me some advice to get the article there. Ryan Vesey Review me! 16:14, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Ryan, thanks for the compliment, you're right I'm not super active but I'll see what I can do for you. H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 21:59, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the review. Now that it's been to DYK I'll probably take a short break for more sources to appear and then finish up the improvements. Ryan Vesey Review me! 23:02, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

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Main page appearance: Olympic Games[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of Olympic Games know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on August 12, 2012. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/August 12, 2012. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask featured article director Raul654 (talk · contribs) or his delegate Dabomb87 (talk · contribs), or start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. The blurb as it stands now is below:

The opening ceremony of the 2012 London summer Olympics

The Olympic Games are considered to be the world's foremost sports competition and more than 200 nations participate. The Games are held biennially, with Summer and Winter Olympic Games alternating, so that each of these is held every four years. Originally, the ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, which is still the governing body of the games. The 20th and 21st centuries have seen several changes to the games, such as the creation of the Winter Games for ice and winter sports, the Paralympic Games for athletes with a physical disability, and the Youth Olympic Games. The Olympics have shifted away from the pure amateurism envisioned by Coubertin to allow participation of professional athletes. The growing importance of the mass media has created issues around corporate sponsorship and commercialization of the Games. World Wars led to the cancellation of the 1916, 1940, and 1944 Games. Large boycotts during the Cold War limited participation in the 1980 and 1984 Games. (more...)

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Precious[edit]

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Thank you for striving for the highest goals in your Olympic articles, namely Olympic Games, - you are an awesome Wikipedian! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:26, 12 August 2012 (UTC)
Wow thank you! What an honor! H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 15:56, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
You won! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:57, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to do that, it is actually very encouraging! H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 16:08, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
I do it once a day, it's good exercise ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:12, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
A year ago, you were the 211st recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:50, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Getting Wikimedians to the Olympic Games[edit]

Hi. I am part of an effort to get Wikimedians access to the 2016 Summer Olympics as accredited reporters and photographers. Part of this effort includes covering the 2012 Summer Paralympics. Two Wikimedians have credentials to attend these games as reporters through Wikimedia Australia. As English Wikipedia does not allow original reporting, this is largely through Wikinews with a project page found at Wikinews:Paralympic Games. If you are interested in helping to get Wikimedians to the next Summer Olympics,I'd encourage you to assist with Wikinews efforts, and also to work on all language 2012 Summer Paralympic Wikipedia articles before, during and after the Games to demonstrate a track record of success. Thank you. --LauraHale (talk) 04:40, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

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I refer you to two topics on which you have your say[edit]

Type of Disability and Disability Class and Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Paralympics. --Kasper2006 (talk) 07:18, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

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Greetings[edit]

Hello, I noticed you haven't been very active recently. Anything I could help you with? Drop me a note at my talk page. Best wishes! Biosthmors (talk) 23:39, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the message. I wish you well! I'll word the WP:PRV page to reflect your status. I've been going through and cleaning it up. I hope to do what I can by "reviving" the peer review process a bit. And thanks again for your willingness to comment at peer reviews. =) Best wishes! Biosthmors (talk) 20:56, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

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Peer review request -- French and Indian War-era fort[edit]

Hello H1nkles, I saw your name listed on the PR volunteers list, and I thought based on your interests you might be able to help review my article, Fort Dobbs (North Carolina) (review here). The article passed ACR over at WP:MIL and passed GAN yesterday; I'm now pressing on to try to do FAC. The subject-matter is very narrow, and relatively minor, so sources are challenging and few and far between. I would appreciate any help you can give me! Cdtew (talk) 12:36, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Congrats on passing GAN. I'd be happy to review the article though it may take a few days to finish the review. H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 02:14, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
H1nkles, thank you for your comments! I have taken time to respond to each one, and would appreciate any further responses or advice you may have! Thank you once again for taking the time to review my work. Cdtew (talk) 18:35, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
I've added a couple of comments and a general remark on tangental information as it is viewed at FAC. The comments are all my opinion so take it for what it's worth. Best of luck! H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 19:07, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

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new article review, if you have time[edit]

Greetings H1knles,

This is gagegs. I have been working on a new, and my first, Wikipedia article called Rittenhouse Elementary School. I'm brand-spanking new to Wikipedia, and am slowly learning my way around (slowly being the operative word). I found your talk page on a list of folks who may be willing to review new articles. If this is so, would you be willing to take a look, or direct me to the appropriate spot for new article reviews?

Thanks in advance for your help...everyone at Wikipedia has been amazingly helpful, and this has been a tremendous experience.

cheers, gagegsGagegs (talk) 23:08, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

James Moore Peer Review[edit]

H1nkles, since you have been very helpful in the past, I was hoping you would take a look at Wikipedia:Peer review/James Moore (Continental Army officer)/archive1, which I would like to get towards FA at some point if possible. Thank you for your assistance, if you find the time! And if not, thanks anyways. Cdtew (talk) 15:58, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXVII, June 2013[edit]

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2009 Mediterranean Games[edit]

Hi H1nkles,

Thanks for providing your input! Unfortunately the timing of this review was not the best as it coincided with the end of my academic semester. I was preoccupied with the seminars, project work, exams, etc. I nominated this article on January 30, but never expected that it would take this long (more than three months) for anyone to pick it up. I've been meaning to ask you: if I renominate it a week later, would you like to review this? I'd be ever grateful. I'm not sure what's the current status. But I'd like to work on your concerns. — Bill william comptonTalk 14:06, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

I don't think you need to renominate it I could finish it off, but I don't want to step on the toes of the original reviewer. If there could be a way to delicately pass the reins over I'll happily finish it off. I have poked the reviewer but no response. Perhaps I can just be bold? What do you think? H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 19:56, 25 June 2013 (UTC)
I don't think that the reviewer has much clue about the GAR process or the kind of article x/he is reviewing. It'd be great if you take over. Regards. — Bill william comptonTalk 04:53, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
Ok I've finished it up. Best of luck to you. H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 14:29, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much! 2009 Mediterranean Games medal table is under featured list review. If you would like to leave comments which concern you or would cast a vote in support or opposition based on your findings, I would much appreciate it. The list has garnered several good (and resolved) reviews, but no votes have been cast. Thanks again. — Bill william comptonTalk 15:29, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
I'm in the midst of reviewing a GA Nominee that has been sitting since March. I'll try to get to your list but, as I'm sure you can empathize, I feel I should give my attention first to the article that has been sitting for so long waiting for a review. H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 15:33, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
It's disconcerting to run into this discussion on accident. I wish that there was some sort of gratefulness for my attempt to help. Instead, I feel like people want to complain that I took too long and that I don't know what I am doing. I tried to help close out a long-waiting article since it had sat for so long; granted, it took me a month and a half, large in part to my own schedule, but I figured it was better to help close it than leave it to sit unreviewed.--domesticenginerd 16:06, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
I've replied to your concerns below so my reply to your comment here is that I can't speak for the other editor's statements, but I feel as though I have been gracious in deferring to your position as the original reviewer. I don't feel as though my comments were ungrateful or complaining. I was stating facts but certainly did not intend them to be a complaint. I understand that we are all volunteers here, doing work when we can for the greater good. I hope this situation does not sour you on GA reviewing, it is an important role. H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 16:19, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
domesticenginerd, I never meant to offend you, and I am deeply sorry that you had to endure this. I just assumed that you were unfamiliar with the GAR process, but honestly, I'm truly grateful that you took the time to review the article. I guess we both had busy schedules. — Bill william comptonTalk 17:15, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

2009 Mediterranean Games[edit]

Hello H1nkles. I saw that we changed the status of the GAN of 2009 Mediterranean Games. I am a bit concerned because I completed my final assessment of it and shared what it was missing. There were the grammar/tense issues. Additionally, and what I believe is a bigger issue, the article is missing a controversy/concerns section. Through searching online, I was able to find controversial events that occurred related to and during the event. I shared these and the nomination said he'd investigate, yet nothing was added. Can we please address this gap?

Last week, I tried changing the nomination status on the artcle's talk page but the infobox didn't change.--domesticenginerd 15:56, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Hello and thank you for listing your concerns. I did complete the review and pass it to GA. My feeling upon reading your review, reading the article and reading the review by DOM497 was that the concerns had (for the most part) been addressed. I agree that there may be need for some discussion about controversies and I will bring this up with the editor of the article. To be honest my decision came down to feeling as though the article did meet the GA criteria, had been pending a decision for a long time, and I had sought further comment from you with no response. As I stated in my second opinion review, I am one to always defer to the original reviewer but in this case, since there had been no communication, I assumed that you were indisposed or were otherwise unable to finalize the review. As such I didn't feel it fair to the nominator to continue to hold the review indefinitely. At this point I would like to try to work with the editor to address your concerns without re-opening the review since bots have done their work and it would be a bit of a nightmare to undo the process if that is ok with you. H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 16:13, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
If domesticenginerd agrees with this arrangement, then I'll do all my best to answer the concerns. — Bill william comptonTalk 17:22, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

winter olympics[edit]

why would you not accept the inclusion of a book that describes -- in significant detail -- the winter olympics of 1928, 1932 and 1936. I believe historical literature helps puts things in perspective. respectfully, ES Kraay 01:02, 17 July 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Baddyo (talkcontribs)

Thank you for your comment and edit to the article. I reverted your edit because it does not conform to Wikipedia's Manual of Style. I am 100% in support of including historical literature. What you can do is take information from the book that you feel is relevant and add it to the article. Then cite the book and put it in the references section. That way the book is included and readers who don't have access to the book can enjoy the information from the book in the article. One other note: it appears as though you wrote the book that you wish to include, which is fine as long as you mind Wikipedia rules regarding advertising. I hope that makes sense and please feel free to respond if you have a question or disagree. H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 01:17, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks and a question[edit]

Hello! I want to start by saying a huge thank you for your review of Rocks and Honey. Very happy that it's been approved, hard work paid off. Thanks for your co-operation and assistance. It's appreciated!

I wonder if I could ask you a quick question just in case you know what to do about this... I saw when the Rocks and Honey page on the Hungarian Wikipedia was nominated to be listed as a Featured Article, someone advised the editor to copy the "Critical reception" content from the English version. They eventually did, and the content was copied and translated word for word. I know that on the English Wikipedia we have to add a template that says "This article contains a translation of Rocks and Honey from hu.wikipedia." Does this also apply in the Hungarian language? Just because "all Wikimedia projects use the same or compatible licensing for most of its content" apparently. Thanks, Bonnietylersave (talk) 15:28, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

First you're welcome and yes hard work does pay off. As far as translation stuff goes, I wouldn't be a good source for answering that question. Unfortunately I just haven't run across this issue in my dealings. I know that material we write is not owned by us in that we can't claim copyright infringement if it is copied nor can we demand some sort of attribution, but I'm not sure if they are forced to add a template indicating translation. BUT that being said, I did find this policy that may help: WP:TrU. From here it does appear as though editors are supposed to acknowledge that the article was translated from English WP. This applies specifically to full articles so I don't know if that would also apply to sections but it may be a good jumping off point. Best of luck to you, oh and how in the world did you determine that parts of the English article had been translated word for word into the Hungarian article? H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 14:38, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
Oh that's alright, I was just wondering if you had much experience in this kind of matter, not to worry! I was more wondering if it's a requirement that any text copied from one language to another needs a note adding to the Talk page to make that clear, but then as you say, something copied from a small section might be different still. Thank you very much! And to answer your last question, I went onto Google Translate and copied the text, and found that the text translated exactly into the English-written version. That suggests that when translated into Hungarian, the editor did exactly the same. But I'm not viewing it as a violation in any way, but just want to find out if a note is needed. Perhaps contacting the editor would be my first step. I don't even think a translation template exists on the Hungarian Wiki! Bonnietylersave (talk) 15:50, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
Interesting, never thought to do that. It's kind of cool to see your work translated and spread into other languages. For those of us who will never publish a book it's kind of a little bit of validation. Keep up the good work. H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 14:57, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
Well it certainly was a compliment to oversee the FA process and read that a reviewer recommended the editor follow a similar style or writing to the English version by ensuring that both positive and negative reviews are mentioned in the "Critical reception" portion of the article. Apparently their original writing only contained positive reviews, and the comment from the reviewer was a nice way for me to see that I'm starting to get the hang of Wikipedia editing. Bonnietylersave (talk) 16:07, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXVIII, July 2013[edit]

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DYK RfC[edit]

  • As a listed GA participant, you are invited to contribute to a formal Request for Comment on the question of whether Good Articles should be eligible to appear in the Did You Know? slot in future. Please see the proposal on its subpage here, or on the main DYK talk page. To add the discussion to your watchlist, click this link. Thank you in advance. Gilderien Chat|Contributions03:04, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

"Finale" (The Office) GAN[edit]

It looks like NoD'ohnuts might not have been available to fix the issues, but I believe I managed to get them. How does the article look now?--Gen. Quon (Talk) 17:27, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Ok I've passed the article to GA, thanks for picking up the ball and pushing it across the finish line. H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 22:01, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXIX, August 2013[edit]

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Jefferson Davis[edit]

Greetings! I wondered if you would have any interest in a peer review of Jefferson Davis. I recently brought it up to GA status, but I don't want to stop there; I'd like to see it featured. Any suggestions? Thanks! Omnedon (talk) 03:39, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Kirill [talk] 16:51, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXXX, September 2013[edit]

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Your user page offer to do possible peer reviews[edit]

Hi User:H1nkles. Your user page seems to show availability to do a possible peer review for theology/religion articles. I am thinking of recommending a page upgrade for a GA article to FA article status which may involve the reading of one key book if this might be possible for you. The book is the theological best-seller "Evil and the God of Love." Any possible interest? AutoJellinek (talk) 09:27, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Hey there thanks for thinking of me, I would normally jump all over an offer like this but I am in the midst of an online masters program that is consuming all free time so unfortunately won't be able to help out on this. I'm sorry. H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 16:58, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

With appreciation for getting back so quickly, and good wishes with the on-line course. There were so few names on the list for theology/religion review i thought to ask if you might recommend someone for such an FA nomination review. If needed, i might be able to find some good book review for the book i had previously mentioned as a ready substitute for reading it in its entirety. If you might think of anyone for this, possibly you could leave a short note here. Good wishes with the on-line course! AutoJellinek (talk) 17:55, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

I don't work heavily in the religous/theology community here at WP. My offer is based on extensive study in years past and an interest in Christian theology. Unfortunately I wouldn't know who to refer you to though. I'm sorry - two bad answers I feel bad. H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 16:58, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Carlos-Smith.jpg[edit]

A file you have been previously involved with is under discussion at Wikipedia:Non-free_content_review#File:Carlos-Smith.jpg Trackinfo (talk) 07:12, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCI, October 2013[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCII, November 2013[edit]

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GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! A GAN Backlog Drive will begin in less than 4 days!

In past Backlog Drives, the goal was to reduce the backlog of Good article nominations. In the upcoming drive, another goal will be added - raising as much money as we can for the Wikimedia Foundation. How will this work? Well, its pretty simple. Any user interested in donating can submit a pledge at the Backlog Drive page (linked above). The pledge should mention the amount of money the user is willing to donate per review. For example, if a user pledges 5 cents per review and 100 nominations are reviewed, the total donation amount is $5.00.

At the time this message was sent out, two users have submitted pledges for a total of 8 cents per review. All pledges, no matter how much money, are greatly appreciated. Also, in no way is this saying you must make a pledge.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or leave a message on the Backlog Drive talk page. And remember, there are less than 4 days before the drive starts!--EdwardsBot (talk) 03:12, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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If you know anyone outside of the WikiProject that may be interested, feel free to invite them to the drive!

If you have any questions or want to comment about something regarding the drive, post them here--EdwardsBot (talk) 00:05, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCIII, December 2013[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCIV, January 2014[edit]

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Main Page appearance: 1952 Winter Olympics[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of 1952 Winter Olympics know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on February 6, 2014. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/February 6, 2014. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

The original Oslo flag used in the 1952 Winter Olympics

The 1952 Winter Olympics took place in Oslo, Norway, from 14 to 25 February. All of the venues for the games were located in Oslo's metropolitan area with the exception of the alpine skiing events, which were held at Norefjell, 113 km (70 mi) away. A new hotel was built for the press and dignitaries, along with three dormitories to house athletes and coaches, creating the first modern Olympic Village. The games attracted 694 athletes representing 30 countries, who participated in 6 sports and 22 events. There was one demonstration sport, bandy, in which three Scandinavian countries competed. Women were allowed to compete in cross-country skiing for the first time. Portugal and New Zealand competed at their first Winter Olympics, and Japan and Germany competed for the first time since World War II. Norway won the overall medal count with sixteen medals, seven of which were gold. Hjalmar Andersen from Norway was the most decorated athlete with three gold medals for speed skating. The games closed with the presentation of a flag (pictured) by the city of Oslo to the International Olympic Committee. The "Oslo Flag" has been displayed in the host city during each subsequent winter games. (Full article...)

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Ike Altgens redux[edit]

I've brought this former Featured Article back to snuff as best as I can tell. I need more eyes, for obvious reasons, and you're listed as a volunteer in the history category. Equally obviously, if I can be of assistance of a similar nature, I assume you'll let me know. xD —ATinySliver/ATalkPage 09:25, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:

  • This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
  • Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
  • The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
  • An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.

Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.

I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!

--Dom497

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The Bugle: Issue XCV, February 2014[edit]

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GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive[edit]

The March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on April 1, 2014! Sent by Dom497 on behalf of MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCVI, March 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCVII, April 2014[edit]

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Was Voltaire wrong about William Penn's 1683 treaty with the Lenape Indians?[edit]

There is a discussion here about William Penn's 1683 treaty with the Lenape Indians, and specifically whether Voltaire's famous quote ("...a treaty never written, never broken") from his 1764 Dictionnaire philosophique was incorrect. Could you please take a look at it? Thanks! --Guy Macon (talk) 16:51, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCVIII, May 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCIX, June 2014[edit]

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Peer Review Request -- Hamish Peacock[edit]

Hi, I am requesting a peer review for Hamish Peacock. Peacock is an Australian javelin thrower who has competed at: Senior, Junior and Youth World Championships and is competing in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in the coming weeks. I know you prefer olympic articles but this is not far off and I would greatly appreciate if you could review this article.

Review Page: Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography/Peer review/Hamish Peacock NickGibson3900 (talk) 11:35, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue C, July 2014[edit]

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Precious again[edit]

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citius altius fortius
Thank you for striving for the highest goals in your Olympic articles, namely Olympic Games, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:26, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 211th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:06, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!

TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.

If you would be interested in participating in a Backlog Drive sometime before the end of this year, please notify TheQ Editor. Also, make sure to specify what month(s) work best for you.

At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.

As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

Sent by Dom497--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CI, August 2014[edit]

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GA Cup[edit]

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).

The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.

--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor

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WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup
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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

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The Bugle: Issue CII, September 2014[edit]

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