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Be well[edit]

Another great loss. I wish you well, and if things turn around in here, it would always be a joy to see you back. Best, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:11, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Jappalang, the effort/research you invested in your work here and on the Commons was absolutely superlative. Yours is indeed a true loss. Эlcobbola talk 18:11, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Oh, my ... both of you on one page to remind me of what Wikipedia has (not) become ... :( Happy New Year to you as well, Elc! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:12, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for all you did here Jappalang - I wish you the best in whatever you do, and hope that some day you might feel like coming back here. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 18:35, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Same from me. You're going to be missed. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 23:23, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Hear, hear to all the above, specifically for your role as an images reviewer at FAC. Sadly, our best reviewers are increasingly likely to follow suit, faced as they are with increasing ingratitude and even abuse for their selfless efforts. My best wishes and grateful thanks. Brianboulton (talk) 15:52, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
I add my good wishes. I shall miss your advice, and I hope you will be back. Tim riley (talk) 18:46, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
I have greatly enjoyed working with you, and I will miss you. Best of luck in whatever you do. With respect and admiration... Finetooth (talk) 21:08, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Milhist FA, A-Class and Peer Reviews Oct-Dec 2011[edit]

Wiki-stripe2.svg The Military history reviewers' award
By order of the Military history WikiProject coordinators, for your devoted contributions to the WikiProject's Peer, A-Class and Featured article reviews for the period October–December 2011, I am delighted to award you the Military history WikiProject Reviewers' award. Buggie111 (talk) 17:11, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Main page appearance: Conan the Barbarian (1982 film)[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of Conan the Barbarian (1982 film) know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on March 16, 2012. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/March 16, 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:

Arnold Schwarzenegger (pictured in 1984) held the title role in Conan.

Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 fantasy film. It is based on the stories by Robert E. Howard, a pulp fiction writer of the 1930s, about the adventures of the eponymous character in a fictional pre-historic world of dark magic and savagery. The film adaptation was written and directed by John Milius, and produced by Raffaella De Laurentiis and Buzz Feitshans. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (pictured) and James Earl Jones, and tells the story of a young barbarian (Schwarzenegger) who seeks vengeance for the death of his parents. Filming took place in Spain over five months, in the regions around Madrid and Almería. Conan grossed more than $68 million at box-offices around the world, though the revenue fell short of the level that would qualify the film as a blockbuster. Academics and critics interpreted the film as advancing the themes of fascism or individualism, with the fascist angle featured in most of the criticisms of the film. Critics also negatively reviewed Schwarzenegger's acting and the film's violent scenes. Despite the criticisms, Conan was popular with young male audiences, and the film brought Schwarzenegger worldwide recognition. The film spawned a sequel, Conan The Destroyer in 1984, and a remake in 2011. (more...)

UcuchaBot (talk) 23:02, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

FFD comment request[edit]

You were the image reviewer at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/A Rugrats Chanukah/archive1 which was promoted to FA on 25 January 2010. This included a review of the infobox image File:Rugrats Chanukah.jpg. I am in a debate at Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2012 April 15#File:Pilot .28The Cosby Show.29 monopoly lesson.png, which is a debate over the infobox image for a television episode. The reviewer believes that the image currently violates WP:NFCC. I was hoping you might weigh in on this debate.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 00:28, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Preview[edit]

Did you notice this? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:32, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Congrats Jappalang. Hope to see you around again sometime. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 07:17, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg bold and cheerful increase of "the world's sum of knowledge"
Thank you for leaving us quality articles such as today's timely Battle of Bosworth Field, and for your wonderful way to propose it for FA in lambic poetry, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (17 August 2009 and 30 September 2010), sadly missed! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:22, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 221st recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:44, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

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Precious and missed

Two years ago, you were the 221st recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:37, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Singapore meetup invitation[edit]

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Singapore Meetup

Meetup 6

  • Status: Planning
  • Date: 4 September 2012

Please indicate your interest on the meetup page.

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Hi there! You are cordially invited to a meetup next Tuesday evening (4 September). Details and an attendee list are at Wikipedia:Meetup/Singapore 6. Hope to see you there! John Vandenberg 00:44, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

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October 2012 Singapore meetup invitation[edit]

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Singapore Meetup

Meetup 7

Please indicate your interest on the meetup page.

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Hi there! You are cordially invited to a meetup on Wednesday the 31st of October. Details and an attendee list are at Wikipedia:Meetup/Singapore 7. Hope you can make it. JVbot (talk) 04:05, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

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Orphaned non-free media (File:NGB Meeting Alma.jpg)[edit]

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Orphaned non-free media (File:Ninja Gaiden DS Prep.jpg)[edit]

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Peer review[edit]

Hi. Since you give comments on music-related articles that are listed at WP:PR, I was wondering if you could give some helpful comments to Wikipedia:Peer review/Cher/archive1? Thanks, Lordelliott (talk) 05:29, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi. Jappalang has (sadly) not edited since January, so I don't think he will respond to your request. Regards, Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 07:36, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might have already received a similar message a little while ago regarding the Recruitment Centre, so if you have, there is no need to read the rest of this. This message is directed to users who have reviewed over 15 Good article nominations and are not part of WikiProject Good articles (the first message I sent out went to only WikiProject members).

So for those who haven't heard about the Recruitment Centre yet, you may be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around it (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:

  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with (at the time this message was sent out, 2 recruiters have volunteered), the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
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WP:FOUR RFC[edit]

There are two WP:RFCs at WP:FOUR. The first is to conflate issues so as to keep people from expressing meaningful opinions. The second, by me, is claimed to be less than neutral by proponents of the first. Please look at the second one, which I think is much better.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 06:43, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

File:Air France Flight 4590.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Air France Flight 4590.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you.  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:07, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

GA review on article you were the last GA peer reviewer on[edit]

The Sword of Shannara, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. As the apparent last GA peer reviewer, I am notifying you per policy. Cheers. N2e (talk) 20:30, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Quick question[edit]

Hi Jappalang,
WP:VG's Newsletter department is looking for editors to interview for our Featured Editor column, and your name has come up in discussions during previous quarters as a likely candidate. From your edit history it is apparent that you are not currently as active an editor as you once were, and it's completely understandable if you don't have the time to be interviewed any more. But if possible, we'd love to hear your story from you.
The interview consists of some 15 questions that you can answer however you like and which you can tinker with up until the newsletter is published. Our hope is to have a small number of interviewees cued up for upcoming Featured Editor columns so your interview would most likely appear in a future issue. You can review previous interview questions here to get a sense of the kinds of questions you would be asked. If you see this note, plase let me know at my talk page if you would be willing to answer some questions for the Newsletter. Thanks! -Thibbs (talk) 14:02, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Jappalang last edited on 5 January 2012. He shows no signs of the projected to which he contributed so effectively for five years. Brianboulton (talk) 23:05, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Regardless, if he happens to drop in and notices this post he should feel free to contact me. This is an open-ended invitation and the Newsletter would love to hear from him even if it takes quite a while. If he is too busy that's OK too. -Thibbs (talk) 13:38, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Commons deletions[edit]

Although you have not edited on wikipedia since January 5, 2012, I am notifying you since you were the image reviewer at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Cloud Gate/archive4 and Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/BP Pedestrian Bridge/archive3. File:Cloud Gate boy reflection.jpg and File:2005-10-13 2880x1920 chicago above millennium park.jpg are part of a mass deletion at Commons:Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Cloud Gate (note that you have to scroll down past a couple of closed discussions at the top).--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 06:33, 16 August 2014 (UTC)