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Fractional Reserve[edit]

Hello Jonpatterns. I saw your note on Fractional Reserve Banking talk. I suggest you review the history of the article and talk page and archives. The problem has not been a lack of other editors attempting to engage in talk and policy-based editing there. Please have a look if you wish. SPECIFICO talk 13:25, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

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Project update[edit]

Regarding this discussion, I created a watchlist so we can get a good look at the current project activity. Here's the last 250 edits. Viriditas (talk) 12:29, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

@Viriditas: great stuff, it may be worth getting the 'popular pages' for the project - if it doesn't already (Wikipedia:Lists_of_popular_pages_by_WikiProject). Jonpatterns (talk) 13:34, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, that's an excellent suggestion! More later... Viriditas (talk) 01:18, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Update: as you may or may not know, Toolserver is down, and many accounts are either migrated or in the process of being migrated to the new labs server. The "popular pages" list was, I believe once updated by this tool. It is not yet clear to me if this tool is still in use. However, a similar tool maintained by a bot run by User:Kaldari, appears to be active. I have made a request about using it here. Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 03:42, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the update, not sure want is happening with User talk:Mr.Z-man, who set up the stats for the economics project. (PS - I haven't forgotten your question regard the Anti-war, but I need to spend a little time to think about that.) Jonpatterns (talk) 08:54, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Scope of Anti-war project[edit]

Regarding the importance scale, I'm still having a problem with the scope, so I'm staying focused on that now for the moment. I stopped using the importance scale many years ago, and several large projects have deprecated the parameter and phased out its usage. It certainly gives editors busywork, but results in little benefit. The way to proceed is to organize by topic, and to figure out the scope from there. Any ideas on how you would change the current scope if you could? At present, the scope says it is focused on anti-war movements and ideologies, but it's so much more than that. Does that scope best describe what editors are currently doing? Viriditas (talk) 11:01, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

@Viriditas: I take your point about the 'importance scale' making a lot of work for little return. Although I find it interesting to look at the statistics. I guess it only becomes useful if there or a few editors willing to work on what ever the scale indicates. Regarding the scope, it does say articles relating to anti-war movements and ideologies - not just those things in themselves. It would be useful to have example which do fall under those categories, and compare to examples which should be included - but which aren't covered by that scope. Jonpatterns (talk) 09:27, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
It would be helpful if you could identify the top 10-30 articles that are essential for understanding the topic of antiwar. That would help narrow the scope. In addition, a list of key concepts would be instructive. Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 22:30, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

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Hello, Jonpatterns.

Can you assist us by giving your opinion on the matter of inclusion/removal of Antisemitism, Anti-Masonry, and Islamophobia? Rainbowforpeace is not budging on the issue and neither am I, so we need a third opinion (hopefully more) to determine consensus. Could you please help? Thank you. Gstridsigne (talk) 10:50, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

WP:ECONOMICS[edit]

I noticed you were in the past an active contributor to WP:ECONOMICS. At the moment it seems rather inactive. Would you want to help me to make it more active again? NotYetAnotherEconomist (talk) 19:57, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

NotYetAnotherEconomist Yes I can help in a limited way. What have you in mind? Jonpatterns (talk) 22:10, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Oh great. One thing we want to do is to make the main page more accesible. Is should become easier to coordinate what to do and how to do it. The current draft is here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Economics/Redesign NotYetAnotherEconomist (talk) 00:38, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Help with Blackboard Inc[edit]

Hi Jonpatterns, I'm looking for some help with a new draft that I'm proposing to update the Blackboard Inc. article's History section and add in a new Mergers and acquisitions section. Having noticed you made a helpful edit to the article earlier this year, I was wondering if you would be interested to take a look at my suggestions? I should note, I'm working for Blackboard Inc. to propose these changes, but as an editor with a financial conflict of interest, I will not be making any direct edits to the article. Instead, I would be very grateful if you could review my proposed changes and make them in the live article, if they look ok.

Here is the full draft of the History and Mergers and acquisitions I'm proposing in my user space, and here's a diff between the live version and my draft History section, so that you can see the changes I'm proposing. Let me know if you have any questions or comments! Thanks in advance. 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 15:02, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi again, just a quick note to let you know that another editor has responded to my request and I'm all set now. Thanks, 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 12:38, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

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