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Extralife radio

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D&D articles for Wikipedia 0.7[edit]

Hi there!  :)

As someone who's worked on D&D and/or RPG articles before, I'm inviting you to participate in our goal to both improve articles that have been selected to be placed in the next Wikipedia DVD release, as well as nominate more to be selected for this project. Please see the WikiProject D&D talk page for more details. :) BOZ (talk) 16:13, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Robert's Coffee[edit]

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I have nominated Robert's Coffee, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Robert's Coffee. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time. Spartaz Humbug! 16:48, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Illinois high school boys basketball championship[edit]

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WP:ITN/C[edit]

Could you make some comments on the MV Francop nomination? --BorgQueen (talk) 16:10, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Looking at it now.--Johnsemlak (talk) 16:46, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Interesting...[edit]

... mistake (I suppose). [1] --BorgQueen (talk) 06:20, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Cubs fan?--Johnsemlak (talk) 04:08, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Invitation to comment[edit]

Hi Johnsemlak. I am Cargoking and you probably have seen me around ITN. I have identified you as an ITN regular, so I thought I would inform you of a discussion opened on 5 December 2009.

MSGJ suggested on Arsonal's (who's fairly new to ITN) talk page, that ITN suggestions made on the candidate's page would be put on separate pages, such as Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates/2009-12-05. The past seven days of discussion would be automatically transcluded. "This would avoid the need for archiving and it would also leave the history of the page intact. It might also make it easier to create new days because we can use preload templates, etc." The only disadvantage to this proposal would be that each new comment would not show up on people's watchlists.

You are invited to take part in discussion here.
Thanks,  Cargoking  talk  17:39, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Paul Samuelson[edit]

I've replied to your query on WP:ITN/C. Do you have any further comments? --BorgQueen (talk) 04:05, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Seasons Greetings[edit]

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Seasons Greeting.--yousaf465' 03:59, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

ITN: Goodluck Jonathan[edit]

Current events globe On 11 February 2010, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article Goodluck Jonathan, which you recently nominated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the candidates page.

-- tariqabjotu 19:59, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

ITN for 2010 Moscow Metro terrorist bombings[edit]

Current events globe On 29 March 2010, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article 2010 Moscow Metro terrorist bombings, which you recently nominated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the candidates page.

--HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 10:06, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

ITN for Volvo Cars[edit]

Current events globe On 30 March 2010, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article Volvo Cars, which you recently nominated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the candidates page.

Cheers - Dumelow (talk) 10:49, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

ITN for Pritzker Prize[edit]

Current events globe On 30 March 2010, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article Pritzker Prize, which you recently nominated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the candidates page.

--HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:18, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Ted Roberts[edit]

I recommend you withdraw your nomination given the recent bombings :4 April 2010 Baghdad bombings, 3 April 2010 Baghdad shootings, 5 April 2010 Peshawar Bombing, 5 April 2010 Timergarah bombings. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (talk) 20:47, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

ITN: Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot[edit]

Current events globe On 20 April 2010, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, which you recently nominated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the candidates page.

-- tariqabjotu 03:31, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

ITN for May 2010 Greek protests[edit]

--HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:26, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

ITN for July 2010 Kampala attacks[edit]

--HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 02:25, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Reviewer permission[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, is currently undergoing a two-month trial scheduled to end 15 August 2010.

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under pending changes. Pending changes is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial. The list of articles with pending changes awaiting review is located at Special:OldReviewedPages.

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If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:30, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

ITN for Roman Polanski[edit]

--BorgQueen (talk) 03:59, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

ITN for 2010 Tour de France[edit]

--HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 01:35, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates#Gennady Yanayev[edit]

I'd beg you to reconsidere your vote... You voted oppose due to the articles size, i've been working on it today and it has been considerably expanded. If this helps, please vote support for its inclusion. --TIAYN (talk) 22:18, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

ITN for 2010 Istanbul bomb blast[edit]

--HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:05, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Andy Irons[edit]

Expanded YellowMonkey (new photo poll) 02:51, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Nomination of 2010 Shanghai fire for deletion[edit]

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Azerbaijan–Denmark relations (2nd nomination)[edit]

Hi, I've undone your non-admin "keep" closure of this AfD per WP:NACD: "Close calls and controversial decisions are better left to an administrator." If you wish to close such AfDs, I encourage you to apply to WP:RFA. Regards,  Sandstein  08:13, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

ITN for 2010 Stockholm bombings[edit]

--HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:22, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

ITN: January 2011 Rio de Janeiro floods and mudslides[edit]

Titoxd(?!? - cool stuff) 01:38, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Rollback[edit]

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Hello, per your request, I've granted you Rollback rights! Just remember:

If you have any questions, please do let me know.

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:30, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

ITN: Pakistan cricket spot-fixing controversy[edit]

Re: ITN comment[edit]

Nope - I was able to access the main page as well as most articles on Wikipedia for the several week span when I was there. I have never seen the main page blocked but it likely has several times by now due to posting of entries and images that could be deemed 'sensitive'. Some individual articles were blocked as expected but several articles at the time (2009) were surprisingly unblocked. ~AH1(TCU) 00:40, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at WP:ERRORS's talk page. -- Eraserhead1 <talk> 08:40, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

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I did before you did and you added the sections before discussing without anyone's opinion. Qampunen (talk) 14:00, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

ITN: 2011 Copa del Rey Final[edit]

-- tariqabjotu 06:34, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

ITN Templating the regulars :)[edit]

--RxS (talk) 21:36, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Skype[edit]

--RxS (talk) 03:45, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

itn[edit]

Take a chill pill with all the hyperbole buddy user:DC —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.82.64.32 (talk) 16:42, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of 2010 Barack Obama visit to India[edit]

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Nomination of 2010 Barack Obama visit to India for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article 2010 Barack Obama visit to India is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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Talkback[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Frank Dikötter[edit]

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July 2011[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, we would like to remind you not to attack other editors, as you did on Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates. Please comment on the contributions and not the contributors. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. You are welcome to rephrase your comment as a civil criticism of the article. Thank you. This was not called for. Mtking (talk) 03:56, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

I stand by my comment.--Johnsemlak (talk) 04:01, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

ITN for Greek government debt crisis[edit]

ThaddeusB (talk) 19:23, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

ITN for 2011–12 Egyptian Premier League[edit]

--BorgQueen (talk) 06:32, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

ITNR for elections[edit]

As someone who regularly contributes to election articles: Due to recurrent discussions that lead nowhere, an open-ended discussion and proposals are invited Wikipedia talk:In the news/Recurring items/Elections for ITN on the main page as to what should be recurrent without ITNC discussionsLihaas (talk) 07:24, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Science lovers wanted![edit]

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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 (from anthropologists to zoologists) 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! SarahStierch (talk) 19:21, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Russia vs Ukraine (1999)[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Russia vs Ukraine (1999)[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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– Arms & Hearts (talk) 21:24, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

ITN for 64th Primetime Emmy Awards[edit]

--SpencerT♦C 03:11, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

Deviation from the source[edit]

Now, please explain exactly why you make changes that deviate from the source. Sources should be respected, not changed by editors at will. So you need to conform to what the sources say. If you keep deviating from sources, in the end you will get blocked. It will take a few discussions, but you already know that the deviation train goes to blockland. History2007 (talk) 18:07, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Several historians are cited as disagreeing with this in the article.--Johnsemlak (talk) 19:16, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
There are not several, and as stated there none can get an academic position, and Wikipedia needs to follow sources - as discussed there. History2007 (talk) 20:10, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

WP:3RR Notice[edit]

In this edit you have either crossed WP:3RR or are just about to. I did not count that carefully. But you are clearly due for a block if you perform another revert, so please read WP:3RR and note that it is a "bright line rule" which always results in a block, once you have been informed of it. The issue is being discussed, you must stop reverting, or be blocked. History2007 (talk) 21:01, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Ways to improve Addisleigh Park[edit]

Hi, I'm Rosscoolguy. Johnsemlak, thanks for creating Addisleigh Park!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Good work making an article. Please add some more references and expand the article.

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse.

Unsourced claim[edit]

Just checking, did you look for sources for the claim/have reason to believe it was false, or did you just remove it because it was unsourced? (Trying to decide whether to look for a source or not) Ryan Vesey 16:03, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

  • I did make a simple quick google search to try to find a source and failed; I felt at that point that it was better to remove the claim. I don't find it a particularly notable event anyway--I'm not sure it needs to be in the article at all. But that's my opinion.--Johnsemlak (talk) 16:07, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

ITN credit[edit]

ThaddeusB (talk) 01:05, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

ITN for 2013–14 Ashes series[edit]

--SpencerT♦C 21:23, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for the note. I fixed the link to Sixth Avenue (Manhattan). Cheers.--Johnsemlak (talk) 14:36, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

ITN credit[edit]

ThaddeusB (talk) 04:11, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Alfredo Di Stéfano[edit]

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For talking the time and effort to greatly improve Alfredo Di Stéfano so that the article could be posted on ITN instead of just complaining about our standards, I hereby award you this barnstar. Thanks for improving Wikipedia; keep up the good work! ThaddeusB (talk) 19:24, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for updating Alfredo Di Stéfano's article and adding citations where necessary. The article was posted on the Main Page thanks to your efforts, and I greatly appreciate them. Happy editing! ComputerJA () 16:55, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Eduard Shevardnadze[edit]

--Matty.007 16:20, 14 July 2014 (UTC)


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Great work on referencing a difficult article and enabling it to be featured on the main page. All the best, Matty.007 16:20, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Garner[edit]

Hey John, great work in the updates to the Garner article. Much appreciated considering the pressure applied to post a weak and under-referenced article to the main page, right now we have a seriously improved article because of your efforts and the fact we didn't just give up at the first hurdle. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:59, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Irony[edit]

A couple years back when we were discussing the death of Phyllis Diller for ITN, you said that "if Robin Williams or Joan Rivers dies, that would be notable enough." Two years later, both of these people are dead within less than a month of one another.

Funny how that works out sometimes, isn't it? Kurtis (talk) 12:21, 5 September 2014 (UTC)