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Are you sure? Nothing came through on my inbox... --Jayron32 10:06, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

The Center Line: Spring 2014[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 24, 2014)[edit]

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The Tickle Me Elmo toy was based on the Sesame Street character Elmo

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Disparaging Comment[edit]

I didn't remove the comment. An IP, probably the troll, disparaged the amount of editing in mainspace that one of the Reference Desk regulars does. The regular deleted the exchange. Another IP re-inserted it. Spinningspark re-removed it. I was just stating that insulting comments may be removed. Replying here rather than on the Reference Desk as a less obvious place for the troll to see. Robert McClenon (talk) 23:29, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

A or D[edit]

I think that this might actually be category "A" for that RFC's question instead of "D" (not watching this page; I don't need a reply). WhatamIdoing (talk) 00:17, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 25, 2014)[edit]

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The old buildings of the National Library of China house historical and ancient books, documents and manuscripts

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This week's article for improvement (week 26, 2014)[edit]

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Anubis, the jackal headed god of ancient Egypt

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A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thanks for your suggestions to me regarding my recent dispute resolution request. Also, how cool that you have your own day named after you! Daniellagreen (talk) 18:04, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 27, 2014)[edit]

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Reconstruction of the head of Java Man

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WikiCup 2014 June newsletter[edit]

After an extremely close race, Round 3 is over. 244 points secured a place in Round 4, which is comparable to previous years- 321 was required in 2013, while 243 points were needed in 2012. Pool C's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) was the round's highest scorer, mostly due to a 32 featured pictures, including both scans and photographs. Also from Pool C, Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished second overall, claiming three featured articles, including the high-importance Grus (constellation). Third place was Pool B's , whose contributions included featured articles Russian battleship Poltava (1894) and Russian battleship Peresvet. Pool C saw the highest number of participants advance, with six out of eight making it to the next round.

The round saw this year's first featured portal, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) taking Portal:Literature to featured status. The round also saw the first good topic points, thanks to Florida 12george1 (submissions) and the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. This means that all content types have been claimed this year. Other contributions of note this round include a featured topic on Maya Angelou's autobiographies from Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), a good article on the noted Czech footballer Tomáš Rosický from Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) and a now-featured video game screenshot, freely released due to the efforts of Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions).

The judges would like to remind participants to update submission pages promptly. This means that content can be checked, and allows those following the competition (including those participating) to keep track of scores effectively. This round has seen discussion about various aspects of the WikiCup's rules and procedures. Those interested in the competition can be assured that formal discussions about how next year's competition will work will be opened shortly, and all are welcome to voice their views then. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 18:48, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Enjoy, you deserve it! Cheers, Huldra (talk) 20:27, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Slainte!--Jayron32 20:48, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Skål! Huldra (talk) 22:29, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

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 would greatly appreciate if you could review this article.

Review Page: Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography/Peer review/Hamish Peacock NickGibson3900 (Talk - Cont.) 19:04, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 28, 2014)[edit]

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Stir frying in a wok

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This week's article for improvement (week 29, 2014)[edit]

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Inserting blasting caps into blocks of C-4

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"Color" of electricity[edit]

Believing something that we can't see "is" the color we see as its effect at least makes sense. The scary extension is that a fair number of college students believe certain elements are the color their textbooks have used to represent them. So oxygen atoms are presumed to be, say, red, if one could see them at the atomic level--failure to understand what's an artifact of the model or representation vs the reality. Even much worse, some seem to remember that we can't see individual atoms, so the color would only make sense if talking about a visible collection of them (presumably their critical-thinking braincells died from lack of oxygen after breathing not-red air). DMacks (talk) 22:27, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Euphemism treadmill[edit]

I must say that I liked this post of yours [1]:

I'm not resisting anything. I'll use whatever word you want. What I won't do is pretend that using a new word has any practical effect on helping the situation. You help people by helping people. You have compassion by having compassion. You treat people respectfully by treating the respectfully. You allow people their dignity by treating them as though they have it. You don't, however, do any of that by merely changing a few arbitrary vocal utterances to a different arbitrary set of vocal utterances, and the pretending that is in any fraction sufficient to correcting any part of the problem.

so much that I felt compelled to thank you for it personally (well, as personally as this medium permits), and to say that I might quote it elsewhere in the future, in whole or in parts. No such user (talk) 08:07, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Well, thank you for your kind words! --Jayron32 15:07, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 30, 2014)[edit]

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A Jazz band plays in a park festival

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Encore[edit]

My email's ralphaelturtle@yahoo.com

Is it ok for Us to Email each other, so I can ask you questions about Encore?(73.48.225.235 (talk) 17:08, 22 July 2014 (UTC)).

Encore? --Jayron32 17:10, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Hello J. It looks like this Wikipedia:Reference desk/Entertainment#Law .26 Order Season 6 Episode 15: Encore is what the IP is referring to. You may have already figured this out and i would have thought R Turtle would have been too busy with the world wide press junket tour for his new film to bother you with this :-) Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 17:38, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

You have a Mangina![edit]

You have a Mangina!

This week's article for improvement (week 31, 2014)[edit]

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The Sistine Hall of the Vatican Library

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