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June 2014[edit]

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Nomination of 2014 Brickyard 400 for deletion[edit]

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WP:CRYSTAL[edit]

I am going to give you fair warning. You cannot list future events in that manner. If is was to rain all weekend, then the race would be postponed and not be the 14th round. It should only be added after the first notable event of the weekend is completed (qualifying). If you continue in your violation of WP:OWN, WP:CRYSTAL, and WP:CIVIL, I will seek further action. United States Man (talk) 18:35, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Please check in on a user's history before consoling them[edit]

I was completely uninvolved with Useitorloseit before the ANI thread, so my comments on his behavior are purely from examining it, not from any sort of article dispute. He was brought up for a topic ban because he has literally done absolutely nothing but POV-push a bit of libel onto an article, and has refused to listen when everyone said no. Regardless of how many edits he has, he is trying to bully the site into hosting improperly sourced slander. It is not a single editor, it's almost everyone that is telling him to stop. Please do not encourage him in violating this site's policies.

Also, few people reach 100 edits in a day (except bots). Last year, I was in the top 5% most active, and would usually only make three to seven edits a weekday. And except for the few people working for the Wikimedia Foundation (who have "WMF" at the end of their username and are really getting paid to keep the site working, not to edit), no one here is getting paid. If someone is getting paid, please let me know so we can report them at the conflict of interest noticeboard. Ian.thomson (talk) 15:46, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

i agree with your comments[edit]

I agree with the comments you made on the ANI thread. The section above is a good example of why you are right.

Wikipedia operates on who is the most active; a group of bad actors can overwhelm good editors and make such a mess of debate that everyone just throws up their hands and walks away. I had to laugh when the guy who started the ANI thread admitted "there's a reasonable case for its inclusion" about my edit. Useitorloseit (talk) 21:55, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

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July 2014[edit]

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Rupert Murdoch[edit]

I put the user up at Wikipedia:Usernames for administrator attention as an attack name. See WP:BLPABUSE Meters (talk) 03:07, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your addition to her talk page. I was a little short with her and I was going to revisit it, but you beat me to it. Meters (talk) 17:41, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Ariana Carly[edit]

Hi. I was just wondering why you chose to list Ariana Carly at Articles for deletion instead of tagging it via WP:CSD#A7. Regards,  NQ  talk 23:25, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Alright. I asked simply because we both seemed to have tagged the article for deletion at the same exact moment. Normally short articles like these with no claims of significance rarely go to AfD. Anyway thanks for clearing that up. Have a good day.  NQ  talk 00:25, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

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August 2014[edit]

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Please join the ongoing discussion Template talk:Infobox golfer#Nationality field, rather than reverting prematurely 86.13.182.103 (talk) 20:12, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Unsolicited advice[edit]

I saw your post at WT:RFA and had a look at your recent contributions. Since you specifically mentioned vandalism, I'd like to suggest that you make a practice of warning whenever you revert vandalism, especially from IPs but also from newly registered accounts. The series of templates for different purposes can be found here. For a report at WP:AIV, it's normally necessary for a vandal to have been given the entire sequence of warnings; and they were constructed to be matter-of-fact and are quite often an effective deterrent to further vandalism. I saw you wrote a personal note to one user: that can also work, but has the disadvantage that it doesn't leave the trail needed for AIV. Another possibility with a registered user is teh specialized welcome templates, found here - for example "welcomevandal" and "welcometest". Yngvadottir (talk) 16:50, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

  • A lot of good faith RfAs fail because candidates did not take the advice they were offered, or indeed refused to read all the advice pages that they were linked to before they transcluded their RfA. Here's one that is essential even if it means investing a couple of hours reading it and all its linked articles and essays. That said, a November target may be just a tad premature, but significantly more focus on administrative areas over six months or so may demonstrate the required knowledge. Claiming 6 years on Wikipedia may not stand up to scrutiny. Listed in the advice page is this essay which I'm sure you will also find interesting.Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 01:15, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Ryder Cup flag order[edit]

I created a talk page item concerning the flag order on the Ryder Cup 2014 page. I explained what appears to be the standard practice, but then why it could be confusing. I left the page itself as-is until the matter is resolved. AMLNet49-Talk-Cont 19:07, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

October 2014[edit]

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ANA Inspiration category[edit]

Instead of creating a new category, Category:ANA Inspiration, you should have listed Category:Kraft Nabisco Championship for speedy renaming (see WP:C2D). I think you still need to do that, although it may be more complicated now that you've already created the ANA cat. Tewapack (talk) 05:14, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Edit summaries[edit]

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Garth Mulroy changes[edit]

Hi...I'm just learning my way around here. I didn't know how to use talk pages. Clearly, I was using it incorrectly on my talk page. I thought I was tagging user Tewapack to let him know that the info I have on Garth is correct and to stop changing it. He spoke with the European Tour this morning and they changed his info to reflect his correct height and weight (6' and 170 lbs). His correct date of birth is July 8th, 1978. European Tour has it written as 8/7/1978 as in day/month/year. PGA tour (web.com) has his info incorrect as well. It just hasn't been updated. He's lost 30 lbs this past year. He didn't shrink though. That info has always been incorrect. They have the right DOB though. Sunshine Tour has the wrong DOB. They're writing it as 7/8/1978. He'll have them fix it. Garth is getting a little irritated that my changes keep getting changed...as am I. Please leave the info as is. It is correct. Thanks. (TriSports123 (talk) 16:10, 23 January 2015 (UTC))

WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

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WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. 64 competitors made it into this round, and are now broken into eight groups of eight. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups. Round 1 saw some interesting work on some very important articles, with the round leader Australia Freikorp (submissions) owing most of his 622 points scored to a Featured Article on the 2001 film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which qualified for a times-two multiplier. This is a higher score than in previous years, as Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) had 500 points in 2014 at the end of round 1, and our very own judge, Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) led round 1 with 601 points in 2013.

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Note of hand[edit]

Just a note of hand to thank for your time while sharing a soulmate's thought, or rather your encouragement. Be well. MiewEN (talk) 14:56, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

2016 Masters (snooker)[edit]

Hello, John Smith, unfortunately I had to redirect the above article to the Masters as it was too soon for this article. As the main contents of the page were the 2015 figures and a blank draw (with references relating to the 2015 draw), I thought it was the best decision to redirect. I hope that you can understand & you can always revert my redirect closer to the time, as 2015 article wasn't created until December. Regards ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 03:34, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 May newsletter[edit]

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy; and is one of several Featured Pictures worked up by India The Herald (submissions) during the second round.

The second round one has all wrapped up, and round three has now begun! Congratulations to the 34 contestants who have made it through, but well done and thank you to all contestants who took part in our second round. Leading the way overall was Belarus Cas Liber (submissions) in Group B with a total of 777 points for a variety of contributions including Good Articles on Corona Borealis and Microscopium - both of which received the maximum bonus.

Special credit must be given to a number of high importance articles improved during the second round.

The points varied across groups, with the lowest score required to gain automatic qualification was 68 in Group A - meanwhile the second place score in Group H was 404, which would have been high enough to win all but one of the other Groups! As well as the top two of each group automatically going through to the third round, a minimum score of 55 was required for a wildcard competitor to go through. We had a three-way tie at 55 points and all three have qualified for the next round, in the spirit of fairness. The third round ends on June 28, with the top two in each group progressing automatically while the remaining 16 highest scorers across all four groups go through as wildcards. Good luck to all competitors for the third round! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) 16:35, 4 May 2015 (UTC)