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Wikipedia:Featured article review/Music of Athens, Georgia[edit]

I wasn't sure if you were aware or not, but the nominator of the above FAR has withdrawn it. Dabomb87 (talk) 01:21, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

I will be taking a look at FAR today. Joelito (talk) 16:24, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Birds February newsletter[edit]

The February 2009 issue of the Bird WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. MeegsC | Talk 22:02, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Scouting FARC[edit]

Care to explain this since the only person who thought it should go to FARC was the nom and even he admitted the refs were fixed and everyone else thought issues were not FARC worthy, minor, etc? RlevseTalk 02:58, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

The nominator him/herself did not strike his/her other (even though minor) concerns. In any case, two weeks in FARC should not hurt the article if it is indeed up to FA standards. Joelito (talk) 03:22, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
Minor concerns do not warrant losing FA status. What really irks me is the nom didn't even bring this up on the talk page first. I don't mind improvements to the article but the way the nom went about it and the obvious weak rationale (except for refs, which was fixed and stricken) left a lot to be desired. It's possible the nom isn't even watching the FAR now. RlevseTalk 03:28, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
Nom has asked the FAR be withdrawn. See FAR page. RlevseTalk 20:53, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
I will take a look later today. Joelito (talk) 12:44, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Speed of FAR process[edit]

The FAR page says that an article normally stays in the discussion phase 2-3 weeks, but I see some articles that stagnate there with no improvements for close to a month now. Shouldn't these be move to the FARC phase sooner? I'm asking this because there are more articles that should be nominated for FAR, but the FAR page recommends that an editor open only one FAR at a time. Xasodfuih (talk) 17:26, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

This is entirely my fault. I have been slow to move articles from FAR to FARC. Please let me know which article you feel should me moved to FARC. Joelito (talk) 04:54, 1 March 2009 (UTC)
Chemical warfare. Xasodfuih (talk) 00:54, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

The WikiProject Puerto Rico Newsletter Year III - Issue 1 - Fall & Winter 2008-09[edit]

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The WikiProject Puerto Rico Newsletter
Year III - Issue 1 - Fall & Winter 2008-09

"Yo exigí que se tocara La Borinqueña." - José Torres to Rafael Bracero, discussing the preparations for his championship fight against Willie Pastrano.

From the editor

Hello, Joelr31. This is the sixth issue of WikiProject Puerto Rico's newsletter. The newsletter is intended to help all members to keep up with the latest news relating to the project. Continuing our new format, this issue will discuss the news, achievements and other incidences relevant to our project between fall and winter. - Caribbean~H.Q. 22:34, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Flags and records

Greetings, during the past months, there has been a lot of activity and active discussion surrounding articles within our scope. Of particular interest is one that took place in Flag of Puerto Rico, in which several project members exposed their points of view regarding the tones of our flag. Ultimately, research brought forth a severe loophole in the regulation employed by the Senate of Puerto Rico. Our flag doesn't have official tones! Attempting to prevent future conflicts, I presented a proposal in the project's talk page. The subsequent discussion served as an perfect example of consensus. Thanks to everyone for your participation. In other news, our friend Tony the Marine added another impressive achievement to his brilliant resume. On December 8, 2008, his DYK hook for Ivan Castro (soldier) broke the previous all-time record for more views, receiving 71,300 visits. Tony has also been actively cooperating with this Newsletter, the inclusion of a new "Did you Know?" section, was entirely his idea. - Caribbean~H.Q. 22:34, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Users who helped with this newsletter
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Never forget, regardless of colors or ideals, this flag represents all of us.
Project News
Puerto Rican Highlight
On November 1, Jonathan González won the flyweight division's gold medal at the International Boxing Association's Youth World Championships. (Primera Hora) González joins John John Molina, Aníbal Santiago Acevedo, Carlos Febres and Daniel Alicea as gold medalists in this competition.


Did you Know?
That the Elfin-woods Warbler, an endemic bird of Puerto Rico first observed in 1968, is the last New World warbler species to be discovered?

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WikiProject Birds March newsletter[edit]

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FARs[edit]

Yeah, I should be able to keep up with them. I'm unlikely to go on a long wikibreak anytime soon, so should be able to keep up to progress with it. D.M.N. (talk) 08:47, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Homo floresiensis FAR[edit]

Hello. Yes, I agree with closing the review. Jan.Kamenicek (talk) 22:30, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Stepping down[edit]

Are you sure about this? Is there any way I can convince you to change your mind? Raul654 (talk) 21:15, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

I also wish you would reconsider, Joelito; you are such an effective delegate there, often stepping in to the most difficult decisions. Perhaps having YellowMonkey as a backup will make the work more enjoyable for you? Also, many that are currently on the page have declarations from YellowMonkey, meaning that he shouldn't be the one to close them. You are a real asset at FAR, and losing you would be sad; is there anything that will make this easier for you? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:51, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
I will stay for a while longer but I desire to edit articles again. At the moment 95% of my time in Wikipedia is spent reading FARs. I appreciate both Raul's and your requests but I think it is time for me to step down and let new people take care of FAR. Joelito (talk) 15:57, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
The timing of Marskell's return is still uncertain; would you be able to hang in there a while longer? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:59, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
I cannot guarantee anything since there is no return date for Tim. Time will tell. Joelito (talk) 23:40, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Well, I don't think I should close the ones where I already advocated a position in the second half, although I think in quite a few of them, the articles were quite abandoned, so you don't have to think about too much. YellowMonkey (click here to vote for world cycling's #1 model!) 02:52, 16 March 2009 (UTC)


Epa, Joelito, ¿qué tal? I don't know if you saw Raul's note on my talk page, but YellowMonkey may have quit, and Raul put out a query about appointing another FAR delegate. It looks like YM isn't currently closing FARs, so I was hoping to trouble you to do the next run through ? Espero que sigas bien alli ... saludos, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:06, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Estupendo; me contenta mucho :) SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:14, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Soccer in PR[edit]

I would suggest that while soccer is not at the level of basketball, baseball and volleyball, its popularity has been increasing dramatically:

  • The Islanders are moving up and developing a very strong fan base-they sold out at Juan Ramón Loubriel Soccer Stadium in their game against Mexico's Cruz Azul with tickets selling for twenty bucks, much more than most other tickets.
  • Soccer is increasingly being taught in private and some public schools
  • Soccer leagues are developing in many communities---Fraigcomar and others

It probably already is the fourth most popular sport in PR. Pr4ever (talk) 00:39, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

I could make a similar argument for wrestling but I would not compare it with baseball, basketball and boxing. Joelito (talk) 01:33, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Birds April newsletter[edit]

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WikiProject Birds May newsletter[edit]

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Peterborough Chronicle[edit]

Hi Joel. Can you move this down please? I normally don't have a problem with moving my own noms down as long as I don't close them but in this case I think there would be a riot...the author has said that he feels that citations aren't needed anyway so I don't think extra time is needed (it's been on FAR about 4 weeks without any action) YellowMonkey (cricket calendar poll!) 00:57, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Birds June newsletter[edit]

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NowCommons: File:Amazona vittata range.PNG[edit]

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You have been nominated for membership of the Established Editors Association[edit]

The Established editors association will be a kind of union of who have made substantial and enduring (and reliably sourced) contributions to the encyclopedia for a period of time (say, two years or more). The proposed articles of association are here - suggestions welcome.

If you wish to be elected, please notify me here. If you know of someone else who may be eligible, please nominate them here

Discussion is here.Peter Damian (talk) 19:06, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

FARs need closing[edit]

A pile that I nominated: Aramaic language, Peterborough Chronicle, Krag-Jorgensen YellowMonkey (cricket calendar poll!) paid editing=POV 08:40, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Will get to this later today. Joelito (talk) 14:16, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

FAR discussion[edit]

FAR Interview[edit]

Hey there. I would like to conduct an interview regarding the Featured Article Review process over the next week or two. Are you available / are you interested? --Cryptic C62 · Talk 15:01, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Birds August newsletter[edit]

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Notice[edit]

Hello, Joelr31. This message is being sent to inform you that there currently is a discussion at WT:FAR regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The discussion is about the topic Wikipedia_talk:Featured_article_review#Inappropriate_comments_at_Featured_article_review_by_Disinfoboxman. Thank you. --Cirt (talk) 18:56, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

FAR[edit]

Joel - you've been away for quite a while now. Since then, Yellowmonkey has been handling FAR more-or-less by himself. He asked for another delegate, and I've appointed Dana Boomer. I also removed you and Marskell, but if you want the job back, please let me know. Raul654 (talk) 21:39, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Revision to Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri articles[edit]

I noticed that you have revised either Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri or Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire.

I intend to revise those articles following the Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Article guidelines. There are more details on the discussion pages of those articles. I'd be interested in any comments you have. It would be best if your comments were on the discussion pages of the two articles.

Thank you.

Vyeh (talk) 23:46, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Template:WPPR listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Template:WPPR. Since you had some involvement with the Template:WPPR redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Feedback (talk) 07:08, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

The article Puerto Rican Amazon is schedule to appear as the main page featured article in the near future[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the main editors of this article know that it will be appearing as the main page featured article on October 22, 2010. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/October 22, 2010. If you think that it is necessary to change the main date, you can request it with the featured article director, Raul654 (talk · contribs). If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :D Thanks! TbhotchTalk C. 19:27, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:PRCollab[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:PRCollab has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Mhiji 06:11, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Notification of Deletion[edit]

Centro del Sur has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion HERE. Thank you, Mercy11 (talk) 23:35, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

usertalk:<email address redacted>[edit]

Hi

You deleted this wikipedia page. I am not sure why you did. Please can you explain? also you have left my email showing in public. Please can you delete this as this has privacy and data protection law requirements. You have left this showing saying (redirected to <email address redacted>).

Please can you address these issues. thank you Jbrito (talk) 09:48, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

@Joelr31 - not sure why he posted this here
@JBrito - the talk page was deleted because its title contained your email address, and you want all mention of your email address removed; the more you keep posting it in messages like this, the more it will get picked up by spambots. Now your account has been renamed and the redirects from the old one which contained your email address have been deleted, your email address is no longer on view anywhere in Wikipedia, unless you post it again. JohnCD (talk) 11:00, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Joelr31,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 23:04, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

File source problem with File:Arecibo flag.gif[edit]

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Science lovers wanted![edit]

Science lovers wanted!
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Hi! I'm serving as the wikipedian-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution Archives until June! One of my goals as resident, is to work with Wikipedians and staff to improve content on Wikipedia about people who have collections held in the Archives - most of these are scientists who held roles within the Smithsonian and/or federal government. I thought you might like to participate since you are interested in the sciences! Sign up to participate here and dive into articles needing expansion and creation on our to-do list. Feel free to make a request for images or materials at the request page, and of course, if you share your successes at the outcomes page you will receive the SIA barnstar! Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to your participation! Sarah (talk) 02:08, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

GAR assessment[edit]

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Governor of Puerto Rico[edit]

Thanks for your contribution! I made some changes to reflect the need of going over caciques, Conquistadores, and United States rule. Please check out Governor of Puerto Rico when you have a chance. —Ahnoneemoos (talk) 18:00, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

History of Puerto Rico[edit]

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File:Isabela flag.gif listed for deletion[edit]

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Possibly unfree File:Mayaguez skyline.jpg[edit]

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Puerto Rico - Cost of living section[edit]

Joel, on April 14 you offered to write something in the "Cost of Living" section of the Puerto Rico article. I know you have contributed a great deal to the article, so it would be great (as the #1 editor) if you could help out one more time (!) I'll wait a few days...if nothing happens, I'll take a stab at it myself. The NPOV tag has been up there a long time, and I'd like to resolve the matter and remove it. Thanks! Sarason (talk) 07:02, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)