User talk:Jakec

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I strongly oppose the Foundation's actions with regards to MediaViewer and superprotect. If you do too, please sign the petition at m:Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer

Hello and welcome to my talk page! Please add new messages at the bottom of the page. I'd rather not use email unless there's a need for privacy, and if you do, please leave me a {{YGM}} here. Thanks. --Jakob (talk)

Vimeo?[edit]

I saw on a page in my watchlist that you reverted an edit because "vimeo is an unreliable source". I'm not too familiar with Vimeo and I'm wondering why, given the popularity of YouTube citations and news articles making use of YouTube. -bleak_fire_ (talk) 04:51, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Vimeo is self-published like YouTube. That doesn't mean that it's always bad (videos by news organizations or notable experts are okay), but they should generally be avoided. I tend to be especially cautious with PC-protected BLPs. --Jakob (talk) 13:22, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Porter St.[edit]

I don't understand why you and some others remove all the content relating to PS's "End of America." This is one of the most interesting things about him, and whether his predictions have come true is also some-thing I think most readers would want to know. If the writing is POV or sloppy, it can be cleaned up. I only found what I wanted by looking at old, deleted material -- and that's not the way an encyclopaedia should be used. Kdammers (talk) 06:26, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

@Kdammers: You're talking about the Porter Stansberry article, right? I didn't actually look at the content too carefully. What happened was, I accidentally clicked the rollback button and reverted the removal of content. I then noticed my misclick and reverted it. See the page history of the article. That said, the references provided were in fact broken. --Jakob (talk) 13:13, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Frozen Run[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:52, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

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Chalcogen[edit]

Why have you rerated this article as GA? You did not leave an explanation at the talk page. It should never have been rated as GA in the first place.Axiosaurus (talk) 12:10, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

It passed the Good Article Nominations process. Just as it is against policy to unilaterally promote articles to GA without review, it is also against policy to unilaterally demote them. I have nothing more to say about this article. Discuss it with WT:ELEM instead; they are experts, I am only an amateur. --Jakob (talk) 12:15, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Sure will buddy!
I started a GAR at Wikipedia:Good article reassessment/Chalcogen/1. Double sharp (talk) 12:29, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
@Double sharp: Could you or one of the other people competent in the subject matter try to fix it according to Axiosaurus's suggestions, please? This kind of work is way beyond my limited knowledge of chemistry. --Jakob (talk) 12:34, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
I'll go look in Greenwood & Earnshaw and attempt to cover it better. (P.S. In my experience, if you read through that kind of textbook, your limited knowledge of chemistry will become much less limited! You ought to try it for one chapter and see what happens. I've done so myself for groups I'm not so familiar with.) Double sharp (talk) 13:01, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Header[edit]

You said at tea house you need to refresh for comments added by "Join This Discussion" to show up. I refreshed, but it didn't help. Naytz (talk) 20:05, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

@Naytz: Perhaps you didn't save your comment. --Jakob (talk) 20:31, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

I did, but thanks anyway. :) Naytz (talk) 20:05, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Fishing Creek (North Branch Susquehanna River)[edit]

Just wondered why you changed "BC" to "BCE", or, if it was done just to be consistent with the few other dates there, why "BCE" to begin with. CorinneSD (talk) 01:25, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

It was for consistency. I tend to prefer BCE since it's secular. --Jakob (talk) 01:28, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Lake James (Indiana)[edit]

Hello Jakob. Thanks for reviewing Lake James. I can resolve the spelling for Kimery Island (vs. Kemery Island) when I get home tomorrow (Thursday) night. (The island is discussed in the Description section.) Hopefully, I just did not spell it right in the infobox, but two sources may have spelled the same island differently from each other. Also, I'm not sure if I will get any help on new pictures soon. What did you think of the Bledsoe's postcard? Any additional areas that could be improved? TwoScars (talk) 01:29, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Looks fine to me. I think it can be passed now, since the pictures I requested are by no means a requirement for GA. --Jakob (talk) 01:34, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. It is Kemery—that has been fixed. TwoScars (talk) 21:41, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Spruce Run (Little Fishing Creek)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2014 August 16#File:Hearts XP.png[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2014 August 16#File:Hearts XP.png. Thanks. Dogmaticeclectic (talk) 12:27, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Lake Chillisquaque[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:12, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

link to meta petition[edit]

Thanks for linking to that! I've added my signature and posted the link on my user and talk pages (are you OK with me copying your text? If not I can change it). Double sharp (talk) 12:36, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

@Double sharp: Sure, that's fine. Thanks for signing the petition! --Jakob (talk) 13:24, 30 August 2014 (UTC)