User talk:Jack Greenmaven

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About Quicksort page[edit]

Hi, I received your message in which you are communicating me that you undid my change on the partition algorithm because you believe that the previous version was better.

Unfortunately you didn't explain why, or gave any evidence of your understanding of my change.

I am new as a contributor of Wikipedia, so I don't know its etiquette, but the way you proceeded seems rude to me.

Anyway if this is normal practice, sorry, my bad.

In any case I would like to discuss my change with you.

My change remove unnecessary operations in the execution, so seems to me clearly better.

But maybe you think that the only reason of that box is to give an understanding of how the algorithm works, and doesn't need to be cleaned to be operational.

Or maybe you just believed that my change was not correct? It is possible I made some syntax mistake and I would be happy to verify that, if this is the problem.

I would really appreciate your answer. Thanks, Anselmo

Anselmotalotta (talk) 18:32, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

I suspected your version was not correct. The article has been around for a long time and I thought any errors would have been picked up long before now. My apparent rudeness comes about because I am using an automated tool to pick up malicious or vandalistic edits. The messages are pre-written and may not be appropriate in every case. Vandals sometimes mess with formulae or statistics, so I reverted your edit. In this case I am mistaken, it seems. I sometimes check over 300 articles a day and I make some mistakes. Apologies. --Greenmaven (talk) 20:24, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
I see, no problem then. I am new and I have to say I haven't read all the docs I should have before committing. I created the account just to modify that algorithm because I noticed a minor defect. If you are a software engineer (or equivalent) may you review it more carefully, please? Anselmotalotta (talk) 21:09, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
I am not expert in sorting algorithms. I will try to locate an editor who is. If you do more editing, I believe you are better off explaining a little about your professional background on your user page. Then people will have more confidence in accepting edits where there is some doubt. --Greenmaven (talk) 22:11, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I will! Anselmotalotta (talk) 17:15, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Any news? I found something that I would like to change in the Merge Sort algorithm page as well, but I was waiting for this to be approved first. Thanks. Anselmotalotta (talk) 17:14, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
The editor I contacted has not got back to me. I hope your changes will improve the Merge Sort article. We rely to some extent on experts watching articles. I do have a continuing concern because you are altering algorithms that have probably been unchallenged for some time. But of course you may still be able to improve on them. So, go ahead. --Greenmaven (talk) 18:29, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply. About the Quicksort page and the partition algorithm, the change I wanted to apply removes not necessary swap operations on the same element, but the current version is still correct and easier to read. Also, being written in pseudo code, it can be implied that a call to swap the same element of the array is just ignored. In other words, I guess it is ok not to change it. About the Mergesort, I think that the change I wanted to apply is even less meaningful, so it is not worth it. Thanks again. Anselmotalotta (talk) 01:44, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks: that has been a useful discussion. --Greenmaven (talk) 01:49, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Jennifer Lyon[edit]

Hi! I've recently been cleaning up Survivor-related articles, along with User:Gloss. I've noticed that he will redirect articles without consensus, so I assumed it was appropriate to do that. So you're saying that even if an article clearly doesn't meet notability guidelines, it still needs to get consensus before being deleted or redirected? Survivorfan1995 (talk) 02:17, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

A lot of these articles do not receive much editor attention or viewer traffic, so when an article is in violation of WP:BLP1E - it's safe to say that saving everybody's time by boldly redirecting the pages to the appropriate articles is an easy solution. Lyon is one of these cases. She is only known for one event (her appearance on Survivor) so the redirect should not be a problem. Gloss • talk 02:23, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Your actions are high handed and I have taken it to WP:ANI. Who are you to judge that an article should be removed because there is not, at this time, much traffic to it? I will read WP:BLP1E. --Greenmaven (talk) 02:27, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
High handed? After you're done reading that, take a look at WP:BOLD - "The Wikipedia community encourages users to be bold when updating the encyclopedia." - we aren't making any harmful or controversial decisions. The article violated a policy and as a result, it was redirected to a different page where all important information about the target can be found (including her death information). Regardless, you should try to discuss ANY situation before wasting everybody's time bringing it to an administrative noticeboard. Gloss • talk 02:47, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Much less time would have been wasted if you had begun to discuss it instead of blanking the page a second time. A look at the references shows that she came to the attention of the media again after she contracted cancer. She began a second, different, struggle as a "survivor". Therefore she passes WP:BLP1E. I repeat, the TV show she appeared in was syndicated worldwide, hugely popular, and people do have an interest in the cast's later life outcomes. BTW I find "Can we hold the dramatics for a second?" on ANI, offensive. --Greenmaven (talk) 02:54, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
I need to go out. I will check where we are up to in a few hours. --Greenmaven (talk) 02:58, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Well, Survivor contestant Russell Hantz also passed WP:BLP1E, but got redirected anyway (see the article as it was). If you want to keep this article, we should get consensus to recreate Russell's article. Otherwise, Jenn's article should be redirected as well. Survivorfan1995 (talk) 06:14, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
WP:BLP1E cannot possibly apply. She is dead. Please be more careful. As for the Hantz article, I saw no clear consensus. No consensus defaults to "keep". Cullen328 Let's discuss it 07:39, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

User page[edit]

Please tell me how to create a user page. I could really use your help from you. TheRocknRollPat (talk) 01:20, 4 January 2014 (UTC)TheRocknRollPat

I have typed a short message in your User Page to show you how to get started. The best thing is to look at a few pages others have made. You will get a few ideas and see how most people do it. There are no hard and fast rules, but remember: this is how other editors will form their opinion of you, other than seeing the edits you make. Have a look here too Wikipedia:User pages. --Greenmaven (talk) 01:29, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Astronomer13 reply to Mr. Jack Greenmaven[edit]

Hello! I believe I have figured it out now! I left you a reply on my talk page.(It will explain this reply) From now on I will reply to you on your talk page. ThanksAstronomer13 (talk) 03:23, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

No. You definitely have not figured it out. You keep the conversation ON ONE PAGE. You don't keep flipping from one talk page to the other. And you don't start a new section with everything you want to say (if it's on the same topic). When you want to start a conversation with someone, you start a section on their talk page, because they will automatically get notified that you have left a message, and it will not get ignored. From then on you have the conversation where it started, on their page. You also need to "watch" their page, so that you get notified on your watchlist WP:WATCH. See the sections above this one, to see how other people do it. --Greenmaven (talk) 04:21, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Astronomer13 reply to Mr. Greenmaven[edit]

You asked if I was okay about leaving the Horse Head Nebula article the way it was.

No. I think that somewhere in the article it should at least say 'Star Formation has never been observed'. The article assumes that star formation exists: this is false information! Especially since the top of the page states "Encyclopedic content must be verifiable."Astronomer13 (talk) 03:54, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for leaving the article alone and not inserting 'Star Formation has never been observed'. --Greenmaven (talk) 05:28, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

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Re your edit.[edit]

Please reinstate the edit. I provide that William Epter of New York and, most importantly, Roger Horchow himself can verify the contents of this edit. Further Meshulam Riklis, if still alive, can verify some financial maneuvering in the eventual sale of the Kenton Collection to Horchow. Unfortunately Edward and Stanley Marcus have passed. Roger is your best bet since, as noted in the edit, he admitted that the page was totally true. Please contact me if you need more.

Don Shipman, 214 763 2957 or laiva@swbell.net — Preceding unsigned comment added by DONALD SHIPMAN (talkcontribs) 23:22, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

I have received your message and will reply before long. It might be helpful for you to read WP:COI in the meantime. --Greenmaven (talk) 01:53, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
The fundamental problem with your addition to this article, is that it is what WP calls 'original research' WP:OR, as opposed to being verifiable from reliable secondary sources; see WP:V. The next problem is that it is not written from a 'neutral point of view' - WP:NPOV. You report a conversation in which someone is called "a bumbler" - not neutral! You also begin your edit with the words "SEQUENCE OF DEVIOUS EVENTS LEADING TO..."; this is also not neutral. You also clearly have a conflict of interest WP:COI; you are one of the participants! The entire edit is not encyclopedic, because it is a long account of conversations and opinions; see WP:NOT. I hope you can see that none of it is acceptable, and will remain deleted. Thanks. --Greenmaven (talk) 10:37, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

BBC TV and WWII[edit]

Hi, I was the one who made the edit to the History of Television page about BBC TV service being ended at the onset of WWII. I understand that you reverted my edit because believe the line about the service being ended to prevent transmissions being used for tracking by enemy aircraft is both factual and important tot he article; I will not argue whether this is correct or not, although it seems to me logically inconsistent with radio broadcasts continuing for the duration of the war. However, the source cited for the two lines I edited states something different about the content of those broadcasts immediately before and after the war than what is stated in the article. I have re-edited the article to correct the sentences with reference to the content of the broadcasts; I have left the claim about tracking, but it needs a citation. Thanks, and have a good day!--KnucklesKnave (talk) 02:33, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

That's a good outcome - I agree that a citation would be good. Regards --Greenmaven (talk) 02:58, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Nazim al-Haqqani's organization[edit]

First of all, how are you? Happy new year, sir. Second of all, I'm a bit concerned about this edit at Nazim Al-Haqqani as the source given is the website of an organization run by the subject itself. Doesn't it raise some issues of reliability in that context? MezzoMezzo (talk) 03:44, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year to you too. Here's how I see this section of the article. Firstly, this man is clearly a notable religious leader. Secondly, an encyclopaedia is intended to be informative, and those who view this page could reasonably expect to be told what he stands for, or "his mission". So, where would you expect to find accurate information about that? The website, of course. I see this as a different case to the one, where certain events are claimed to have occurred. Then one can reasonably say "we want verification". But here we see statements about intention and by implication, beliefs. Whether or not we believe them, or find them ridiculous or disagreeable, is not relevant. Religious articles all over WP are full of unverifiable statements. As you know they are often disputed over. I should make it clear that I am not a Muslim nor a follower of Sufism. I wish to be impartial. But I try to err on the side of leniency on religious articles, out of a desire not to offend those who edit in good faith, that is WP:AGF. --Greenmaven (talk) 05:32, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
The user who you welcomed after he edited the article, Rafaelmaron, actually vandalized it. He deleted a section with reliable sources which is often deleted by the subject's followers. He's a noob but I think it's behavior worth watching, followers of Muslim religious leaders can get aggressive real quick in my experience. MezzoMezzo (talk) 04:06, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
I was aware that his edit might be disputed. I welcomed him so that he would be able to find basic policies and guidelines on editing WP. --Greenmaven (talk) 04:13, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Michael Slater Personal Life[edit]

Hi Jack, The information about Michael slater is in the main subjective, and misleading..... I am working with Michael and decided to take it all down, and then will repost, what is more factually correct

OK. I am watching the article. Go ahead. --Greenmaven (talk) 04:14, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

A Tesla Roadster for you![edit]

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Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! Gg53000 (talk) 20:33, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

A Tesla Roadster for you![edit]

Roadster 2.5 windmills trimmed.jpg A Tesla Roadster for you!
Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! Gg53000 (talk) 20:33, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
Wow! Two cars now. Are you sure you can afford this! I may have to give one away! Thanks for your gift! --Greenmaven (talk) 20:44, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Unreliable Box Office Mojo[edit]

Rounding figures seems inappropriate to me, which is why I made my edit but thinking about it more I see a bigger problem. I am not happy with unreliable sources. Fixing mistakes in unreliable sources seems very close to original research. Since you disagreed with my edit your opinion to help get to some consensus would be helpful. Please discuss on article talk page. Please do not reply on this talk page. This may be indicative of a larger problem with Box Office Mojo and may need to go to WP:MOSFILM to get a larger consensus. -- 109.76.224.73 (talk) 17:56, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Copypasta wrong link error. I meant to ask you to reply on the article talk page -- 109.76.224.73 (talk) 17:58, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Thought Disorders[edit]

Hi, I noticed you reverted my edit to Thought disorder, in which I removed a reference to a viral video that an anonymous editor had inserted into the text, returning it to what it was before their edit (here's the diff of their edit). I was wondering if this was an accident, or if not, whether you could provide your reasoning for reverting it. Thanks! LeftNoise? 03:00, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

I have reverted my edit. Sorry. It looked like removal of sourced material. Hard to tell - a disordered monologue! --Greenmaven (talk) 03:29, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

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Flag of Guam page[edit]

I can't seem to figure out how to edit the references on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Guam, the first reference on that page is going to an outdated link that just needs to be changed but I can't seem to figure out how to do that. It shows ^ http://flagandbanner.com/fab/productpage.asp?id=SGUAM1218 but that link is invalid it should be http://www.flagandbanner.com/Products/FBPP0000012671.asp, Link should basically say Modern flag design based on 1949 art.

Is there any way you can figure out how to fix this? I saw you were the last person to edit the page in November. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jean1972 (talkcontribs) 20:09, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done See the page history for the change I made. --Greenmaven (talk) 20:37, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

I did NOTHING[edit]

I didn't edit any pages in Wikipedia. nor do I have an account! 81.148.71.240 (talk) 20:24, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

IP addresses such as yours, above, are often shared, usually without your being aware of it. So, someone else has been editing using that IP address. If you do want to edit in future, it would be worth registering. These shared IP Accounts are one reason why we recommend becoming a registered editor. --Greenmaven (talk) 22:29, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Misplaced Post[edit]

Hello Jack, I now understand that my post was misplaced. And after stepping away from the computer to walk my dog I was going to change it. I must inform you that I am Hurt by what you did. I worked hard on that post and did not save it anywhere. I now know I should have started a new article about "Starry Eyed Boutique". What I wrote was not meant to take away from your work or article. If it looked like that I am Sorry!! Can you help me please by tell where I should have post the article.McBarker T. (talk) 06:02, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Your post does not stand a chance of surviving as an article. Your shop is in no way notable and your post was a blatant advertisement for it. Please read WP:NOT for further details. WP is not a free website for people to promote their own self-interest. --Greenmaven (talk) 08:11, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Biami people, near Nomad patrol post, 1964.jpg[edit]

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I have sent an email to the copyright owner as requested. --Greenmaven (talk) 23:41, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Leaving KIBULI Village 6th June 1963 – Oriomo-Bituri Patrol.jpg[edit]

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I have sent an email to the copyright owner as requested. --Greenmaven (talk) 23:42, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Afore patrol post, police barracks consruction 1964.jpg[edit]

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I have sent an email to the copyright owner as requested. --Greenmaven (talk) 23:52, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
Then we will have to wait until someone has read that e-mail. --Stefan2 (talk) 13:31, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Adele Marcus article[edit]

Hello, I would like to ask, why did you made the change (removed what I added in the article)? Thanks 35.11.56.100 (talk) 04:28, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

It would help if you signed your posts. I edited that name out because the person did not appear to be notable. However, I see other names in the list that have no article of their own, so I have undone my edit. Thanks for asking. --Greenmaven (talk) 04:44, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. I'm still new to the Wiki. That name is a very notable person in the music world. The name is also listed in the link in the sources section. Thanks If20222425 (talk) 05:24, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Notability has a particular definition in WP. If you look here WP:N, and follow the links, you will find there is a section on notability for performing artists of various kinds. I hope this helps. --Greenmaven (talk) 05:37, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

ANI[edit]

I've asked for other eyes to review at this thread at ANI in which you are mentioned.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 04:50, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

It will be interesting to hear the opinions of other editors. --Greenmaven (talk) 05:21, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

My edit[edit]

I was correcting a spelling error. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.4.176.27 (talk) 05:59, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes. You were doing well with correcting the spelling error in Kingdom of Redonda. Unfortunately, you then changed "The Purple Cloud" to "The Purple Butt" - we call that vandalism. --Greenmaven (talk) 06:04, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Rittenhouse[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Jack Greenmaven. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to David Rittenhouse because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Greenmaven (talk) 04:48, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Jack, I apologize. I will tell my children to stop messing around with Wiki articles. I'm sorry to have taken up your time. 173.49.138.210 (talk) 15:20, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for helping to keep WP accurate and reliable. --Greenmaven (talk) 22:12, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
I have looked through all the edits performed by IP address 173.49.138.210 . Almost all of them were not helpful and have been undone by other editors. If you want to keep on editing, please register an account. IP addresses are often shared and perhaps not all the edits originated from your computer. --Greenmaven (talk) 22:29, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 January 2014[edit]

Monsters We Met (Land of Lost Monsters)[edit]

Hello, my name is Preston. I am a fan of the BBC miniseries Monsters We Met and I have watched the series repeatedly since I got it last Thursday. I revisited their Wikipedia page and noticed significant changes. While what was created would make an awesome documentary series, I simply know that this is not the show I had watched. The first two episodes are entirely wrong, and the third is a reference to Wild New World, another BBC miniseries which also uses CGI animals alongside actors and live animals. I am looking all around for suspects, which is what brought me to you. I checked the dates of the update, and that lead me to you. So can I ask you why you put all of this incorrect information there (provided it was you, of course as you are only my first contact, I will be looking into other people as well)? I do not mean any form of attacks or argument, I am just trying to get to the bottom of things.

Thank You for your reply. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PMS123 (talkcontribs) 23:07, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

I mostly work on reverting vandalism. A slab of text had been removed without explanation, so I put it back in. Feel free to revert my edit. --Greenmaven (talk) 23:15, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Procurement PunchOut[edit]

Hi Mr. Greenmaven, I just started editing Wikipedia articles, and I noticed that you undid a couple of changes that I had made on an article. Granted it was a subject that I knew nothing about, I was just trying to look for grammatical errors. I came across a few, and changed "their" to "his or her" in order to denote a single entity. I noticed that a few hours later, you changed it back to the original "their." I was just wondering if perhaps I could have an explanation for this, as I thought that I was bettering the article by finding some minor grammatical flaws. Thank you. Ray Fishman (talk) 21:51, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

The use of "his or her" is a clumsy construct, whereas using "their" is a well established and concise way to maintain gender neutrality. I reverted it partly because I wanted to forestall you from systematically making this change all over WP. --Greenmaven (talk) 00:50, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Mike Scaccia[edit]

Hi, my name is Max Brody. You have taken it upon yourself to remove what I had added to Mike Scaccia's page. Why? Is it not enough that I was in Ministry with him, became his close friend, and recorded several hours of music that has only partially seen the light of day? Do you think it is your place to decide what his fans know about? Goobersmoochers is a real project, and you can listen to it for yourself if you go to my website: maxbrodyworld.com

Who are you, and why did you do this? At the moment, I am offended. Can you explain yourself? What am I missing here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.203.157.49 (talk) 01:23, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Firstly, "Goobersmoochers" looked like the typical nonsense that vandals add to WP pages. So I was actually trying to protect your friend's page. No, it is absolutely not enough that "I was in Ministry with him, became his close friend, and recorded several hours of music that has only partially seen the light of day". Any editor can remove content that has not got a verifiable source. Instead of being offended, supply a reference to demonstrate that "Goobersmoochers" actually exists. --Greenmaven (talk) 01:39, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

I am glad you, like myself, feel the need to be "protective" of Mr. Scaccia, but I am trying to tell you that you are doing him a disservice. He cared and was proud about the project, and would want it mentioned. I know this. It also doesn't matter what YOU think of our project's name, and you still have not answered my question as to who you are. Are you an "editor" for wikipedia? I'm just trying to understand why I'm getting picked on and by whom. I want to play by the rules here, of course. But I would hope that you would do your due diligence before just hitting the old delete button.

Meanwhile... you ask me for a "reference to demonstrate that "Goobersmoochers" actually exists". And I feel that I had done that already in the original communication. To quote; "Goobersmoochers is a real project, and you can listen to it for yourself if you go to my website: maxbrodyworld.com". So go to the website, click the "projects" tab on the upper left side of the page, and the word "Goobersmoochers" will pop out. You can listen to several songs there and read about it... or copy and paste the link http://www.maxbrodyworld.com/goobersmoochers.html

Does that qualify as "actually existing"? What more do you need? Are you unable to navigate to the site? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.203.157.49 (talk) 06:42, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 22 January 2014[edit]

Finding Bigfoot Bobae[edit]

Hello my good man, I believe that you have missed a very inportant relationship in this show, which i do infact watch every sunday. please return Bobae so that i may have some enjoyment, Professor Dr.Phil — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zebraslayer47 (talkcontribs) 04:39, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

You have vandalised two pages. Goodbye. --Greenmaven (talk) 05:13, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

About my Edmund Ironside Contribution[edit]

I think it was rather unfair to have deleted my edit on Edmund Ironside's death because what I said was true, Edmund Ironside really did get stabbed through the asshole while he was on the toilet.

In that case provide a reference that backs it up. It would be more encyclopaedic to use the word "anus". I will watch the article. --Greenmaven (talk) 22:53, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Longmont Potion Castle edit to Longmont Colorado[edit]

Hello.

I believe you removed my post based on the assumption is was vandalism on the Longmont, Colorado website.

There is a well known prank phone call artist named Longmont Potion Castle whose work is available for purchase online and whose discography is well documented (I will leave it to you verify this). I posted on the Longmont Colorado website that he is a "notable person"

This post was removed. If you can please explain why I would appreciate it. Thanks, Gary — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.208.128.225 (talk) 03:32, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Firstly, it looked like vandalism. OK, he exists. But his article Longmont Potion Castle states that no one knows who he is, so how can he be claimed as a resident of Longmont, Colorado? --Greenmaven (talk) 05:15, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Okay[edit]

Thanks for the notification. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DoctorWho&Comics (talkcontribs) 23:16, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Highest point on King Island[edit]

The highest point on King Island is not, I repeat, is not Mt Stanley. It is an unassuming hill called Gentle Annie. In my justification for the change on my talk page I cited a web reference to that fact, even though it was a person living next to Gentle Annie that told me on the day of my walk. On reflection, the King Island 1:100,000 map also showed that fact: Gentle Annie 162 m, Mt Stanley 148 m. It took me four hours to walk from the town of Grassy to Mt Stanley and back. It would have taken me half that time to reach Gentle Annie, even though the bush probably would have prevented me from actually attaining the summit. That's two hours of unnecessary walking all because of an error in Wikipedia. It seemed worthwhile correcting. Rob Cannon 119.18.14.6 (talk) 22:09, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Like you I try to make sure WP contains accurate information. I could only find "Gentle Annie" as the name of a song, and some other unrelated references. It is the sort of thing that vandals do to a page. On the other hand, I could find references to "Mt Stanley" as a highpoint. So I made a judgement that that was the correct highpoint. Now I will make sure that the info you have uncovered finds its way back into the article. --Greenmaven (talk) 05:56, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Second thoughts: I see I was not the first editor to undo your edit. I see also that Mt Stanley was deemed to be 213m high, not 148m as you state above. I will therefore not restore the info you entered. --Greenmaven (talk) 06:15, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

I did give a reference to a document that states that Gentle Annie is the highest point on King Island. You might like to google <gentle annie king island 168>. When I do this, the relevant document and the one I cited is number 1 in the finds, along with a couple of other probable derivative references. I suspect that the difference between the heights of 168 m in the older documents and the 162 m on the King Island map might be because of a change in the base sea level used over the years. There is also a transmitter called Gentle Annie: it is near but not on the highest point. I also googled <gentle annie king island 162>. Among the pages found was one at peakbagger.com which suggested that Gentle Annie and Mt Stanley were alternatives. However the Australian Gazetteer (at www.ga.gov.au/place-names/)gives the two places at different locations. There is a property called Mt Stanley near Gentle Annie (I passed it on my long walk, and access to the transmitter is via it). I have also informed Encyclopedia Britannica of their identical mistake. I guess I'll find out in a few days whether they believe the proof I have provided.

119.18.14.6 (talk) 12:20, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Self-awareness[edit]

You have multiply tagged the article Self-awareness, claiming that it may have been copied and pasted from a source, and may contain excessive or improper use of non-free material. However, on the talk page you have not indicated the sources you think were inappropriately used. Would you please point to those sources. Thanks. --Epipelagic (talk) 03:52, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Epipelagic. I occasionally keep an eye on Jack's page as he tends to be swamped with enquiries, uncivil responses to valid concerns expressed by him, etc. The article in question appears to be of a highly specialised nature, yet heavily lacking in references and citations for in-depth, analytical descriptions and definitions of 'self-awareness' in a plethora of areas. I don't think it is up to Jack to sort through potentially paraphrased, plagiarised and WP:OR tractats. I'm certain you're aware of the onus being on those involved in the development of the article to cite and provide WP:V and WP:RS.
In tracking some of the major contributors, I haven't encountered anyone who could be regarded as a qualified scholar in any of the specific areas. Qualified nurses (not veterinary but human) writing authoritatively about self-awareness in animals? There are detailed sections, such as In Schizophrenia, that are virtually unreferenced. In fact, the 'In philosophy' section and... well, pretty much everything, has rung an alarm bell or two for me. How do autodidacts manage to be so thorough and balanced without having studied more than one or two texts? --Iryna Harpy (talk) 04:43, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
I'm not suggesting for one moment the article is well written. It needs rewriting from the ground up. But that's not the issue here. The issue is that Jack has claimed the article has plagiarised and improper use of non-free material. I can't find text that is plagiarised from online sources. Perhaps Jack has access to offline sources that are plagiarised. In any case, it creates difficulties to make sweeping allegations like these without specifically disclosing the sources the allegations are based on. Otherwise other editors , like me, end up wasting time trying to track them down. If I find plagiarised text, I usually try and clean it up myself. I do not tag it for someone else to do the hard work. But if it is tagged, then I think there is an onus on the tagger to indicate the problematic source or sources they have found, and not add unnecessarily to the work load for other editors. --Epipelagic (talk) 05:14, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
A large section of text from the article can be found here [1]. The Image of the dog also appears on the same page. --Greenmaven (talk) 05:22, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
I now see that the medlibrary site acknowledges its content comes from WP. God help us all. --Greenmaven (talk) 05:25, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
I am still suspicious of this material. Take look at this diff [2], which is where I came in on this article. On December 10th, 8,078 bytes were added in one edit - always an indicator that it might be a copypaste. In particular, see how it includes references in the post. They are not done in the correct way. It reeks of a copypaste. --Greenmaven (talk) 05:34, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Here is our source of wisdom, from his User Page: "Hello my name is Jeremy and am enrolled in Psychology of Consciousness. I hope to expand my knowledge in this exciting course." (User:Jeremyhausman 12 September 2013). Check out how much editing he has done for WP. --Greenmaven (talk) 05:42, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Ouch! Add to that, the 'development' of the section in his sandbox. If only I could put a lucid section together in just two edits! I don't know where it has come from, but I'm a monkey's aunt if it's his own. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 06:01, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps he has access to online material that is not picked up by search engines. Maybe we will hear again from User:Epipelagic. I will take this opportunity to say that all work is voluntary on WP. No one is obliged to "do the hard work" (they choose to), or to blame another editor for not following something up. Tags have been developed precisely so an editor can flag a problem without going on to resolve it. --Greenmaven (talk) 06:10, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
I can find no evidence that Jeremyhausman additions are copypastes. It is not good enough to reject the efforts of new editors trying to get started merely on the ground that you are "suspicious" and think their efforts "reek" of a copypaste. You need to show that they actually are a copypaste. Likewise, I have not found evidence of passages in the rest of the article that have been copied and pasted, or contain excessive or improper use of non-free material. Where the material is duplicated elsewhere on the web it occurs on Wikipedia mirror sites, or on the scurrilous "topdefinitions.com", a site which rips Wikipedia off without acknowledgement. Accordingly I have removed your tags. If I were to criticise the article, it would be on the grounds that it is unbalanced with undue emphasis in certain areas, and contains additions that might belong better in other articles. --Epipelagic (talk) 11:16, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
For starters, the article discusses psychology (psychology is not a single, cover-all science) without referencing the two most important branches of psychology investigating the area: Behavioural psychology, and Clinical psychology which embrace virtually all aspects of 'Self Awareness' including the behavioural psychology of all species. That's a serious hole in the premise of the article, full stop. It's desperately in need of specialists to clean it up, not lay people. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 22:53, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
There are significant philosophical and biological inputs, even cultural and spiritual inputs that belong also to this article. It is a multidisciplinary field, and not one that is likely to be within the scope of a single specialist. Also, waiting for "specialists" on Wikipedia is bit like Waiting for Godot. --Epipelagic (talk) 23:21, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Well, I'm not going to lose any sleep over the matter.
P.S. If you enjoy a bit of absurdism (and who doesn't), find a little time to read articles in the Eastern Europe section wearing your, "I'm just a reader, not a contributor." hat. It's just like finding a new monologue from Lucky every day. Cheers! --Iryna Harpy (talk) 05:24, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Why my info is deteled from the Wiki page of Omar Abdullah (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Abdullah)[edit]

Hi,

I have added the information related to his profile in Social media like Twitter. He is very famous in Twitter and this information should publish in his Wiki page. I don't find any thing which is irrelevant to the info posted by me and neither it is against 'Good Faith' of Wikipedia.

if you are thinking that info is not concrete and having some wrong info then please do cross verify his twitter account. And please let me know the valid reason to delete the info related to his social media.

Thanks, Wiki Contributor — Preceding unsigned comment added by Homespun33 (talkcontribs) 10:03, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Your edit was reverted by myself and another experienced editor. I see you have still inserted it. I think it is a borderline case, so I will leave it stand. I think it is arguably a form of promotion of the subject of the article. --Greenmaven (talk) 05:39, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Correction to the Kylie Ireland page[edit]

The correction I made was accurate and constructive if you follow the link posted you will note the source cited as her website which directly contradicts the portion I removed

Thanks for providing a reference Biography which led me to the discovery that you have cut and pasted from there, which breaches copyright and is strictly forbidden in WP WP:COPYVIO. I have therefore removed the content you added (without replacing it with what was there previously, which is probably incorrect). --Greenmaven (talk) 04:06, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Gurjara-Pratihara[edit]

An IP has messed up this article by adding ORs.Please undo that .I would have done it but I can't do it with mobile edits.thanks

I cannot judge the accuracy of recent IP edits, however, they do not have the characteristics of vandalism, so I will not take any action. --Greenmaven (talk) 05:19, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 January 2014[edit]

Answer to change[edit]

Sir, I just thought that it would be more constructive to end the film, and forgot to add the fact that the part added was the end of the film. I will fix it, and also log in (I forgot to log in). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.84.148.227 (talk) 04:02, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

You have provided no information that allows me to know what you are talking about. --Greenmaven (talk) 19:38, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Joan Crawford[edit]

Hi. Just wanted to let you know that this edit, which you fortunately deleted quickly, was, however, decidedly NOT "good faith". Yours, Quis separabit? 13:48, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

It's "good faith" in that the editor believes it to be true, as opposed to outright vandalism. --Greenmaven (talk) 19:35, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

World Citizen page[edit]

Hello Jack,

Further to your suggestion of creating a sub-page for World Citizen under my user page (this is now stored in your 2013 Archive), I have done just that. I've tried to keep it simple and within the Wikipedia guidelines.

I would appreciate your feedback and suggested changes before I ask everyone on the World Citizen Talk Page. I really want to get this right as I don't fancy being accused of being disruptive again; I shouldn't, but I take these things to heart!

Here's what I've written:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:NaysanFaizi/sandbox

Thank you, Jack.

NaysanFaizi (talk) 06:28, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

I will try to look at this within 24 hours. --Greenmaven (talk) 21:52, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
I have read your prospective article. The main difficulty will be in establishing that the company is notable. See WP:NOTABLE, in which it says "If the subject has not been covered outside of Wikipedia, no amount of improvements to the Wikipedia content will suddenly make the subject notable." See also Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources. --Greenmaven (talk) 06:00, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Jack. Will need to leave this for a while until World Citizen® becomes a global topic of conversation :-) Many thanks for your constructive feedback, as always. --NaysanFaizi (talk) 01:01, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

About Sinhalese People Article[edit]

Hi Jack Greenmaven,

I received your message about my edits to the Sinhalese page. Thanks. Let me start out by saying that I'm a native Singhala and English speaker so that you'll understand my background and why I feel I have enough knowledge to make the edits. To anyone who knows Singhala, the correct spelling is Singhala with a G or Singhalese with a G in fact if you look at some older literature you might find the name spelled "Cingalese". The word Sinhala is, as you say, an anglicization because the British colonizers couldn't pronounce the word properly. There is no reason for us to continue to propagate their mistake, particularly in a democratic forum like Wikipedia, where colonizers and colonists share equal footing, and particularly about a whole people. You're right also that the title spelling is different and would cause confusion; I would have liked to change the title spelling to bring it in line with the rest of the article but didn't know how to do that, so I hoped to elicit a response from an editor like you so that I could learn how to make the change. So please tell me how or direct me to an instruction page. You are right that I had inadvertently changed the title of a book and I apologize for that. I tried to be careful when I was doing the edit, but slipped up. Hope to hear from you soon Thanks again,

draalles Draalles (talk) 12:13, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

I am in agreement with you and will help in the next 24 hours. To change the name of the article you need to "move" it. I will do it later if you like. --Greenmaven (talk) 21:46, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
Have a look hereSinhalese - you will be opening quite a can of worms. I suggest you will need to alter many articles to preserve consistency. --Greenmaven (talk) 21:51, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
More than 200 articles link to this page. They all use the spelling Sinhala or Sinhalese. I think it would be best to leave this spelling as it is. There is no reason why you should not state in this article that the spelling Singhala also exists. --Greenmaven (talk) 06:16, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 January 2014[edit]

Reply: Dan Schneider (TV producer)[edit]

Hello there. Unfortunately, I undid your edit since you added back information that is unsourced. Here at Wikipedia, these types of things must contain reliable sources. If they are not sourced in the infobox directly, then most likely they are in the body of the article. As for this one, if sources are provided then the info may be restored. Thank you much for looking out. Tinton5 (talk) 06:07, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Zou people[edit]

Thanks, but if you'd looked up further you would have seen that there is a discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Burma (Myanmar)#Zou, Zo, Zomi Kuki about this. There is an IP and a new account that either hasn't seen that or doesn't care, and that is likely to be a continual problem now that editors are trying to take a pov set of articles and make them NPOV. But that's life in these areas of Wikipedia, sadly. Short answer to that one, although Zo may be spelled Zou at times, there is a Zou tribe with that official spelling. There was no Zo people article and the Zou one covered both. That's been fixed with a new article created. Zomi used to be basically a copy of someone's website (and a redirect before that) and cover what are really called the Zo people. Various groups hate various names, with people being killed over names. Dougweller (talk) 07:37, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation. I will read up on the details. --Greenmaven (talk) 21:36, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
This is so confusing I will be backing right away from it. --Greenmaven (talk) 06:22, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Recent History of Stonehenge Round Table edit[edit]

Hi Jack Greenmaven, the edit I made in the above section of the wiki page above was to include King Arthur Pendragon in the article (he was recently edited out of it, even though he was fundamental to setting up the round table and picketed at Stonehenge for years). Alysraven (talk) 13:59, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Alysraven, you should have added Arthur Uther Pendragon. What you added was confusing. Dougweller (talk) 16:32, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
Yes. The reason I took out "King Arthur" was that it appeared to be vandalism and a reference to the historic Arthur. --Greenmaven (talk) 21:39, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Jackson C. Frank[edit]

Hi Jack Greenmaven, I was just looking at this article and saw what looks like an edit war developing. I don't edit WP much these days so, I hope you don't mind if I leave it to you to sort out. Look at the edit immediately after the one you made on 17 Jan 2014. The edit is still current even though there are a couple of more recent edits. SMeeds (talk) 10:58, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. That was hilarious - fixed now. --Greenmaven (talk) 03:18, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Conan[edit]

Hi, I was wondering what the criteria were for reverting the edits made by a new editor using the IP address 72.185.29.182 in the Future Boy Conan article? The contributions were marked good faith and removed. I've added a part of the contributions back in, with a bit of expansion and reference and left a welcome message on the IP editor's talk page. Can I ask you to add a note explaining your reverts on the talk page of the IP editor, perhaps to encourage this editor into contributing further to Wikipedia? Verso.Sciolto (talk) 04:51, 8 February 2014 (UTC) (edit: typo)

The words "Conan and Lana may also be sample prototypes for Potsu and shita in Castle in the Sky" are vague. WP should not be filled with speculations. Elsewhere, the words "may hint that" are also speculation. Your later edits were very helpful. I am not going to add any comments to his talk page. Feel free to refer him to this discussion. --Greenmaven (talk) 05:06, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for clarifying. I'll put a link to our comments up on the IP's talk page. Verso.Sciolto (talk) 05:28, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Trinity Christian College[edit]

I'm sorry about that edit. It was a reference to Trinity's mascot, the Trinity Troll. Perhaps it wasn't an appropriate addition in that form.12.68.162.226 (talk) 19:16, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Unknown[edit]

thanks, don t know what a tilde is or how to use it tho. maybe... 71.200.118.206 (talk) 21:53, 8 February 2014 (UTC)wesw maybe not... I don t know, but I got your point anyway. thanks again, wes w

This is a tilde ~ top left on my keyboard. --Greenmaven (talk) 22:13, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

International Workers Association[edit]

I see you reverted my edits in this. The article was originally in one form of English, and has been changed recently back. I was just restoring it to it's previous state. I know it's a hot topic in here, but this user has been warned repeatedly on their talk page to please stop, and they are doing so. There's a time and place for the discussion of engvar, and that would be on the talk page, not one users whims. Please revert your...reversion, when you get a chance. Cheers — Preceding unsigned comment added by 177.67.82.39 (talk) 09:43, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

I have reverted my edit, as you requested. I found a version in December 2006, which contained at least two words using non-British spelling. Regards --Greenmaven (talk) 21:53, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

my birthday[edit]

Thank you for pointing out this discussion to me, Jack. It seems slightly absurd to be arguing about my birthday, but I understand that other editors don't necessarily believe that I am me. I'm too concerned about privacy and identity theft issues to upload my passport and don't really know quite how else to prove it to you. Maybe the New London Connecticut public records office could set you straight - they should have a record of my birth. If that's too much trouble and no one will take my word for it, then leave it at 27 May; it's wrong but I don't know how to make it right. Anyway, you make me two months younger than I am. I shouldn't complain. Elbeejay (talk) 07:32, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

I agree it is absurd! Certainly, do not upload anything. --Greenmaven (talk) 10:03, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Bandook Rat[edit]

Hello Jack Greenmaven,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Bandook Rat for deletion, because the article doesn't clearly say why the subject is important enough to be included in an encyclopedia.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. --Animalparty-- (talk) 10:35, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

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Curious about your deletion.[edit]

Hi, I'm curious as to why you deleted a small edit I made to the Veronica Mars page. Under syndication, where it already had - "In July and August 2005, four episodes of the first season aired on CBS, UPN's sibling network, in an attempt to gain more exposure for the series.[130] The series aired on SOAPnet in 2012.[131] Pivot will air the series beginning January 2014.[132]"

I added "Available on Amazon Streaming".

You stated "I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to Veronica Mars because it did not appear constructive."

How is additional information about where the series is available not constructive? Additionally, Amazon is by far the most (and for many only) availability at this time.

I realize this is a very small issue and you noted elsewhere that you review 300 articles a day. However, it puzzles me as to why you would take the time to remove such an innocuous and plainly helpful edit. If you had a valid reason, I would be interested to know it. I don't want to get into a debate about this, not worth my time or yours. Just curious about the reason - it may be that it's not worth anyone's time to add to Wikipedia unless you're a "semi-pro" at it, in which case I'll just ignore errors I notice or any information I could add. Don't want to be a bother. 72.234.244.214 (talk) 07:30, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

I considered it a promotion for Amazon. I will not object if you restore it. --Greenmaven (talk) 08:35, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
I have had time to look at it in detail. You wrote "All three seasons are currently streaming on Amazon Instant Video and are free with Prime membership (January,2014).". This is clearly promotional in its intent. I therefore stand by my earlier removal of your content. --Greenmaven (talk) 23:00, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

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Re: The Price is right: Concerning Kathy "Fingers" Greco[edit]

Actually, Kathy Greco WAS nicknamed "Fingers" after she gave then host Bob Barker a backrub back in the early 80's, as he was suffering from back problems such as sciatica and a herniated disc at the time. Bob mentioned she had "Magic Fingers" and the Fingers moniker stuck with her ever since.[1] Kaos 42 (talk) 02:03, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

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Mistake on the Vincenty's formulae[edit]

Hi Jack,

I thinks there is a mistake in the Direct Problem, because in the Notation section you write that : U1 = arctan[(1 − ƒ) tan φ1] whereas in the Direct Problem you write that :

 \tan U_1 = (1 - f)\tan \phi_1 \,

It is not the same phi.

This is why i have change the phi.

Regards

Pierre Semécurbe — Preceding unsigned comment added by Semecurbep (talkcontribs) 13:01, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

my edits were in support of other editors, who thought they were reverting vandalism. I am not a mathematician, so I will accept that your knowledge on this matter is greater than mine. --Greenmaven (talk) 22:56, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Mistake[edit]

My edit was factual. Please fix your mistake and stop reverting constructive edits. (Personal attack redacted. Eyesnore (pc)) have a great day!

What article are you referring to? --Greenmaven (talk) 02:21, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

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Books & Bytes - Issue 5[edit]

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Issue 5, March 2014
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  • New Visiting Scholar positions
  • TWL Branch on Arabic Wikipedia, microgrants program
  • Australian articles get a link to librarians
  • Spotlight: "7 Reasons Librarians Should Edit Wikipedia"

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April blitz wrap-up and May copyediting drive invitation[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2014 Blitz wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 17 people who signed up for this blitz, eight copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 28 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the May drive! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.

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The Signpost: 23 April 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 30 April 2014[edit]

Roman-Gaul Baths of Entrammes[edit]

Hi, dearest Jack, how are you? Here Spring is come, and wheather is quit good.

I just made this short new page about a place I like too much, and I ask you some minutes to read it, and please to correct my mistakes.

I thank you very muche for your precious help!

Rei Momo (talk) 21:23, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

I would appreciate it if Wikipedia would stop sending me irrelevant messages[edit]

For example

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:210.55.212.218&redirect=no

I've had several like this. They come up when I do searches or whatever. In all cases, I don't know what you are talking about.

Thank you for refraining from this sort of thing in future.

219.89.201.169 (talk) 00:38, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

As the above link explains, you can avoid these messages by setting up a Wikipedia account. IP numbers, such as 219.89.201.169, do not always provide a unique address, so you receive messages that were directed to some other editor using the same IP number 219.89.201.169. Regards --Greenmaven (talk) 01:22, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Popping in to say, "Hi!"[edit]

See section title.

How are you holding up? Looks as though your overwhelmed by the same old same old (should there be a comma between the two instances?). Keep up the good fight/fight for the good of the project! Hugs. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 03:58, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi Iryna. I have been having a rest. I will be back at some stage. Best wishes to you. --Greenmaven (talk) 08:32, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
You deserve a good rest. Kick back and enjoy RL. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 23:09, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

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Books & Bytes, Issue 6[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 6, April-May 2014
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs)

  • New donations from Oxford University Press and Royal Society (UK)
  • TWL does Vegas: American Library Association Annual plans
  • TWL welcomes a new coordinator, resources for library students and interns
  • New portal on Meta, resources for starting TWL branches, donor call blitzes, Wikipedia Visiting Scholar news, and more

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:59, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

GOCE June 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 51 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2,987 articles to 2,236 articles in May, the lowest backlog total since we began keeping records in 2009! Since at least 300 new articles were tagged during May, that means we copy edited over 1,000 articles in a single month. Amazing work, everyone!

Blitz: The June blitz will run from June 15–21. This blitz's theme is Politics. Sign up here.

Election: You can nominate yourself or others for the role of Coordinator for the second half of 2014 here. Nominations will be accepted until June 14. Voting will begin on June 15 and will conclude on June 28.

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.

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The Signpost: 04 June 2014[edit]

Tavo Burat[edit]

Hi Jack, how are you?

I made this new page about this italian journalist, not too much known, but he defendend the small local communities in Piemonte and Lombardia, and was also a great echologist.

I ask some minutes of your time to read anc correct my mistakes, please. Thanks a lot for your help!

Rei Momo (talk) 09:09, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 11 June 2014[edit]

The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed[edit]

Hi Books & Bytes recipients: The Wikipedia Library has been expanding rapidly and we need some help! We currently have 10 signups for free account access open and several more in the works... In order to help with those signups, distribute access codes, and manage accounts we'll need 2-3 more Account Coordinators.

It takes about an hour to get up and running and then only takes a couple hours per week, flexible depending upon your schedule and routine. If you're interested in helping out, please drop a note in the next week at my talk page or shoot me an email at: jorlowitz@gmail.com. Thanks and cheers, Jake Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:41, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 June 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 25 June 2014[edit]

GOCE July 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 newsletter is now ready for review. Highlights:

– Your project coordinators: Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978 and Miniapolis.

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The Signpost: 02 July 2014[edit]

Informal note[edit]

Hey, I notice that you have HighBeam access and you seem to have a few topicons. That being said, if you are interested, I've created {{Wikipedia:HighBeam/Topicon}}. No reply to this message is necessary (and I won't see it unless you ping me), just wanted to let you know it was available. Face-smile.svg Happy editing! — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 23:57, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello Jack

I changed 'systems design' to 'system design' because of lingual inconsistency.

  • Somebody designs one system, not several, not all systems.
  • Thus, using the plural is inconsistent with reality, as well as with the expectation of the reader.

I cannot help when most people call it 'systems design' in English. Thus, I pledge for a consistent usage of language, and agains 'common usage' (quite some terms got common usage despite lingual inconsistency; I would like to correct such faulty developments).

All the best - Studi321

--Studi321 (talk) 09:55, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 23 July 2014[edit]

Books and Bytes - Issue 7[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 7, June-July 2014
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs)

  • Seven new donations, two expanded partnerships
  • TWL's Final Report up, read the summary
  • Adventures in Las Vegas, WikiConference USA, and updates from TWL coordinators
  • Spotlight: Blog post on BNA's impact on one editor's research

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The Signpost: 30 July 2014[edit]

How are you? I happened to notice a message from you. You've got me confused with someone else as I never contributed to "Creatures of Terabithia" topics you accused me of doing!! Here's a copy of your message to me. " Hello, I'm Jack Greenmaven. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to Creatures of Terabithia because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Greenmaven (talk) 04:15, 31 December 2013 (UTC). Thanks, Mark Vinci NYC jazz musician. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.108.85.115 (talk) 14:10, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 06 August 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 13 August 2014[edit]

GOCE July drive and August blitz[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to everyone who participated in the July drive. Of the 40 people who signed up this drive, 22 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2400 articles to 2199 articles in July. This is a new month-end record low for the backlog. Nice work, everyone!

Blitz: The August blitz will run from August 24–30. The blitz will focus on articles from the GOCE's Requests page. Awards will be given out to everyone who copy edits at least one of the target articles. The blitz will run from August 24–30. Sign up here!

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.

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The Signpost: 20 August 2014[edit]

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The Signpost: 01 October 2014[edit]

Books and Bytes - Issue 8[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 8, August-September2014
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs)

  • TWL now a Wikimedia Foundation program, moves on from grant status
  • Four new donations, including large DeGruyter parntership, pilot with Elsevier
  • New TWL coordinators, Wikimania news, new library platform discussions, Wiki Loves Libraries update, and more
  • Spotlight: "Traveling Through History" - an editor talks about his experiences with a TWL newspaper archive, Newspapers.com

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The Signpost: 08 October 2014[edit]

GOCE October 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors October 2014 newsletter is now ready for review. Highlights:

– Your project coordinators: Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978 and Miniapolis.

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The Signpost: 15 October 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 22 October 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 29 October 2014[edit]

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (November 2014)[edit]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today :)

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for, free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for:

  • DeGruyter: 1000 new accounts for English and German-language research. Sign up on one of two language Wikipedias:
  • Fold3: 100 new accounts for American history and military archives
  • Scotland's People: 100 new accounts for Scottish genealogy database
  • British Newspaper Archive: expanded by 100+ accounts for British newspapers
  • Highbeam: 100+ remaining accounts for newspaper and magazine archives
  • Questia: 100+ remaining accounts for journal and social science articles
  • JSTOR: 100+ remaining accounts for journal archives

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 23:25, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
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The Signpost: 05 November 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 12 November 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 26 November 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 03 December 2014[edit]

GOCE coordinator elections[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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Candidate nominations for Guild coordinators to serve from January 1 to June 30, 2015, are currently underway. The nomination period will close at 23:59 on December 15 (UTC), after which voting will commence until 23:59 on December 31, 2014. Self-nominations are welcomed. Please consider getting involved; it's your Guild and it won't coordinate itself, so if you'd like to help coordinate Guild activities we'd love to hear from you.

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.
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The Signpost: 10 December 2014[edit]

December 2014 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2014 Newsletter
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Drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in November's Backlog Elimination Drive. Of the 43 people who signed up for this drive, 26 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: The November Drive removed 26 requests from the Requests page and 509 articles from the {{copy edit}} backlog. We copy edited 83 articles tagged in the target months; July, August, and September 2013. Together with tag removals from articles unsuitable for copy editing, we eliminated July 2013 from the backlog and reduced August and September's tags to 61 and 70 respectively. As of 01:01, 1 December 2014 (UTC), the backlog stood at 1,974 articles, dipping below 2,000 for the first time in the Guild's history (see graph at right). Well done everyone!

Blitz: The December Blitz will run from December 14–20 and will focus on articles related to Religion, in recognition of this month's religious holidays in much of the English-speaking world. Awards will be given out to everyone who copy edits at least one of the target articles. Sign up here!

Election time again: The election of coordinators to serve from 1 January to 30 June 2015 is now underway. Candidates can nominate themselves or others from December 01, 00:01 (UTC), until December 15, 23:59. The voting period will run from December 16, 00:01 (UTC), until December 31, 23:59. You can read about coordinators' duties here. Please consider getting involved and remember to cast you vote—it's your Guild and it doesn't organize itself!

Thank you all once again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve anything without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.

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New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (December 2014)[edit]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today :)

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for, free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for:

Other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team.00:25, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 17 December 2014[edit]

  1. ^ http://priceisright.wikia.com/wiki/Kathy_Greco