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thanks so much

Thanks for the lactose intolerance fix[edit]

You were right, the only edit I intended was fixing the weasel words. I'm glad there are other eyes that watch to catch mistakes like this. Thanks. 24.79.82.67 (talk) 22:28, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you to Joe May 22/12[edit]

Dear Joe, Thanks for your comments. I understand your points related to conflict of interest and accurate referencing of sources. I did not understand, until you told me, that the sourcing had to relate directly to the subject of the article; rather, I thought of it as a link to more information in general.

I have a question: What do I do, for example, to provide a source about an honour like "Honorary Texan" when there is no secondary source? Should I just remove it altogether?

I will look for reliable sources and resubmit. Many thanks for your help.

M. Buttignol 23:53, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

Simply put, you should source anything to where you yourself found it out. That is what it indicates: the source of the information. It's OK to use primary sources to verify simple facts (see WP:PSTS). But the majority of the article should be based on reliable secondary sources. joe•roetc 09:55, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for reviewing Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet. I've nominated it for DYK as you suggested. Thanks again. Zeete (talk) 22:48, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

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Sgt. Pepper straw poll[edit]

There is currently a straw poll taking place here. Your input would be appreciated. ~ GabeMc (talk|contribs) 00:02, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks![edit]

Thanks so much Joe Roe for adding a lot of good archeological information to the Shell jewelry article. Invertzoo (talk) 13:04, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. There's a lot to say - I didn't even get to my period (the European Neolithic and its ubiquitous Spondylus ornaments). It was a good idea to ask Wikiproject Archaeology for collaboration. We tend to focus quite narrowly on "archaeology articles" but I think there's a lot of work to be done adding and improving archaeological background information on less directly related pages. joe•roetc 14:47, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Dunhuang Project event[edit]

Hi Joe,

Great to hear you're interested in coming along. Are you thinking of attending all three days, or just one? Andrew Gray (talk) 12:45, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

Not all three, but those are the days I could come. I was going to see how the schedule shaped up before deciding, if that's OK.
One thing: I don't have a laptop. Is that going to be a problem? joe•roetc 14:03, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
No, that's certainly fine - I'll be in touch again closer to the date to sort out passes etc. Regarding laptops, I can probably arrange to borrow one for you. Andrew Gray (talk) 14:26, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
Hello again!
I'm just doing some of the advanced work for next week's event - have you decided which day you might like to come over? If you can let me know a couple of days in advance I can arrange a security pass. (Note that you won't need to register for a readers pass) I've checked and we will definitely have a laptop available, though on Wednesday afternoon we'll also have a largish student group in so there may not be a spare computer then.
One of the other things we're looking at is images. The IDP has a very large collection of manuscript and artefact images, as well as a lot of site photographs, historic material from expeditions, etc. We're hoping to upload a lot of this during the week, but if there's anything specific you'd like to request, please let me know and we'll bump it up the list.
Thanks, and looking forward to seeing you next week! Andrew Gray (talk) 18:51, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
My schedule has reversed itself: I could only come Friday afternoon now. It doesn't really seem worth it for such a short time at the end of the week. Sorry! joe•roetc 17:46, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
No worries! If you do find yourself with the time after all (or you decide you'd like to come on Friday regardless), just let me know. Andrew Gray (talk) 22:16, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

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improved article[edit]

Hi Joe Roe, I now improved my second article about the musician Stefan Obermaier, but I am not sure if I put it correct for approval... I already asked at the help desc, this is now few days ago, and there is still no movement with the article... can you help me? Have I done it right this time? The first time it was declined, because I haven't found enough secondary resources about the musician in the internet, (just in paper form -where I have my informations from), now the artist had new releases and I found on the internet reliable recourses (few in German, few in English). Can you please take a look at it? Thanks, best, Kirschblume (talk) 11:18, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

It usually takes more than a few days for submissions to get reviewed; there's a massive backlog. But your article looks good now and I've accepted it.
For future reference, paper sources are just as good as online ones. You should cite the place you got the information from, regardless of the medium. joe•roetc 12:28, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! About the paper sources stuff, probably I can improve so the article and my feature ones! -But how does that function, I wright f.e. "from magazine Beat, site 33, December edition, 2012"? And how do I link the English site to the German one? Thanks, best! Kirschblume (talk) 13:11, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
Hi Joe Roe, forget my last question with the languages, I got it! best, Kirschblume (talk) 13:24, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Hello joe;

You edited my article an decline it awhile back and since then I have made necessary changes to the article. Only problem, is for some reason, Wikipedia is not allowing me o resubmit it for review. Is there something I am doing wrong?

Speak soon!

Charmin White — Preceding unsigned comment added by White.charmin (talkcontribs) 18:21, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Nectresse Decline[edit]

Hello joe;

You edited my article an decline it awhile back and since then I have made necessary changes to the article. Only problem, is for some reason, Wikipedia is not allowing me o resubmit it for review. Is there something I am doing wrong?

Speak soon!

Charmin White

Oh here's my link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Nectresse — Preceding unsigned comment added by White.charmin (talkcontribs) 18:22, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Looks like it's now in the review queue. Someone should get to it shortly. joe•roetc 20:31, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

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You are being contacted because you participated in this RfC in February about the scope of the article on Indigenous peoples. The discussion has now been revived at Talk:Indigenous_peoples#Scope_of_article.2C_Definitions.2C_etc and your input would be appreciated. ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 12:41, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

I'm reluctantly writing up a short reply to Crock81's wall of text as we speak, since I was mentioned by name. Reluctantly because while I've been keeping an eye on the discussion I'm utterly confused by his position and where to start tackling it.
Kudos on keeping your cool and bringing some semblance of direction to the discussion, by the way. joe•roetc 12:47, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

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Your edit on Dredd[edit]

You made an edit that got reverted. I made the same edit before you and got it reverted too. At that time I appeared to be the minority, but there's been a couple of other editors that suggested that very same change, so you may want to participate here. See you around. --uKER (talk) 01:39, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, but scanning the talk page, I don't think I want to get involved. It's unbelievable what some people will argue about. joe•roetc 08:13, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Notion[edit]

Would you be so credible to put the same message on Nicknack009 talk page? Rheton (talk) 12:48, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Move List of important publications in anthropology[edit]

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