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November 2013[edit]

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Natchez Massacre[edit]

I am thinking of taking the article to FAC, what would you say about doing this sometime in december?User:Maunus ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 17:12, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

I remember that mil-hist project members recommended after the last FAC that I seek an A-class rating from their project before trying for FA a third time. But if they now think, after your beneficial work, that the article is fit to go straight to FAC, I will agree to that. I will ask some of them for opinions and will make a few edits to the article soon, based on a short list I have. Thanks for reminding me about this! Jsayre64 (talk) 21:40, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
We could definitely try to do the milhist first. Why don't we go ahead with that first?User:Maunus ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 21:45, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
Sure, you can go ahead and nominate the article for that. The to-do list of changes that I have somewhere is not that much. Hopefully on November 29, 2014, the article will be TFA. Jsayre64 (talk) 23:29, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Congrats, well done with the fixes for the A class review! Now we're almost there, and a FAC should be definitely bearable. I am ready to nominate when you are. User:Maunus ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 16:51, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Fossil Beds[edit]

Thanks for your recent edits to John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. I'd been wondering what to do about the batch of recent changes by User:Iceagecaver, and today I reverted them with an explanation on the talk page. Past difficulties with this particular article upset me more than any other article I've worked on. After the FAC fiasco two years ago, I stopped nominating anything further at that venue. I've thought about renominating the fossil beds article many times but haven't done so. I wonder if you'd be interested in co-nominating at some point down the road. I'd like to reduce my "ownerish" feelings toward the article, for one thing, and for another thing, the article might benefit from your input. For example, Iceagecaver raised the issue of the Cretaceous rocks (Goose Rock in particular) and the older fossil bits found near Mitchell, though not in the park. You raised this issue quite some time ago, but I resisted. Now I'm thinking it might be a good idea to say something about Goose Rock and the Mitchell finds at least in a note at the bottom of the article. Regardless, I think the original FAC opposer will still oppose on the same grounds as before, but I have never found any RS that summarizes the paleontology in the way he prefers. If we renominate, I think we will have to be prepared to argue that his objections are non-actionable and hope that the other delegates agree. Or maybe there is some other way. I don't know. No hurry on this. Just let me know if you are interested or have any suggestions. Finetooth (talk) 23:18, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for the delayed reply; I was traveling and thinking this through at the same time. I would be excited to see the article back at FAC eventually. I can't promise to have as big of a role as you, mostly because you are more familiar with the topic, but I will at least review what I added two winters ago. [1] So let me read through that once more and I will try to respond soon with a proposal for how to integrate some of that stuff again. We both know that this paleontology is often tough to grasp! [2] Jsayre64 (talk) 17:32, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your continued interest, help, and advice. And, yes, the green precipitation color you switched to looks good. Finetooth (talk) 19:06, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

COTW[edit]

Thanks for the COTW award. It's been a long time since I've earned one of these. This one was fun. Finetooth (talk) 05:36, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

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Ashland[edit]

Thanks for the kind words. I agree that the Ashland, Oregon, article does not need a lot more to make GA. I haven't read the whole thing closely for a while, but I'll take another look tomorrow. A WP:ORE collaboration would be fine. Finetooth (talk) 04:06, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

SG[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Ashland, Oregon[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Ashland, Oregon you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Montanabw -- Montanabw (talk) 06:00, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ashland, Oregon[edit]

The article Ashland, Oregon you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Ashland, Oregon for comments about the article. Well done! Montanabw(talk) 06:48, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you User:Jsayre64 for the nudge toward GA, for your nomination of the article, and for your hard work in getting the article up to GA standards. I was particularly happy to find that you had completed the RSing of that long list of notable people. I was getting really tired of that chore, and you did more of them than I. I thought it was very nice of User:Montanabw to do some of them as well. In the past, every time I looked at that unsourced list I said to myself, "OMG, I'm not going there." I think now it will be easier to enforce the RS guideline on that particular list. No RS, fuggeddaboutit. Finetooth (talk) 19:25, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Amazing how many people drop off a list once you insist on sourcing those! LOL! Bozeman,_Montana#Notable_people is a big reason that article will not be GA any time in the near future, yet no one believed me when I added Sarah Vowell to the list and they insisted on two sources! (As a teen, she babysat my daughter, I knew damn well she grew up there, but of course my personal knowledge is "teh dreaded" WP:OR!) Trivia sections can be a bane. LOL! Montanabw(talk) 20:34, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year on this foggy Christmas Eve. Finetooth (talk) 01:47, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

For you[edit]

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For your fantastic work on Natchez revolt, and for your contribution by way of that article to Wikipedia's coverage of colonial American history. Cdtew (talk) 00:32, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
Wow. Thank you so much! I'm very glad the article is now featured. Jsayre64 (talk) 01:55, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
Great! Congrats Jsayre, your initial efforts were also epic, and we started from a very good basis. It was a pleasure collaborating with you, this has basically restored my faith in wikipedia's review process.User:Maunus ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 16:33, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

{{featured article}}[edit]

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WP:FOUR for Natchez revolt[edit]

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Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Natchez revolt. TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 14:51, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks! I'm glad I didn't have to nominate myself. Jsayre64 (talk) 16:46, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
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February 2014[edit]

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Salt Creek (Middle Fork Willamette River) DYK[edit]

A fact from the hook at the DYK nomination appears to be missing. Nice article, fix this and it is ready for promotion. (Template:Did you know nominations/Salt Creek (Middle Fork Willamette River)) 78.26 (I'm no IP, talk to me!) 13:44, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

All good, thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Thanks! 78.26 (I'm no IP, talk to me!) 17:03, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Salt Creek (Middle Fork Willamette River)[edit]

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Interested in doing a PR?[edit]

I'll be sending up Mucho Macho Man for FAC, but want to do a peer review first, care to look? Montanabw(talk) 02:00, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Sure, I'll at least check it out and make some edits. Jsayre64 (talk) 02:08, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
Great! Definitely need non-horse eyes. Montanabw(talk) 00:05, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, haha, you've got that! Jsayre64 (talk) 02:51, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
And may at FAC, so best to go through the gauntlet now... heh, heh, heh... Montanabw(talk) 01:13, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your stopping by; I have the article at FAC now. Wish me luck and watchlist the FAC is you'd like to! Montanabw(talk) 20:52, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
Sounds good, and I'll continue to look at the article and check for more tidying. Jsayre64 (talk) 04:27, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

April 2014[edit]

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Hey, User:Jsayre64 I made no change to Chase Utley entry. Wrong IP. Again, Wikipedia fails to identify its users correctly.68.82.164.150 (talk) 20:28, 3 May 2014 (UTC)J.G. Sandom

May 2014[edit]

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Informal note[edit]

Hey, I notice that you have HighBeam access and you seem to have a few topicons. That being said, if you are interested, I've created {{Wikipedia:HighBeam/Topicon}}. No reply to this message is necessary (and I won't see it unless you ping me), just wanted to let you know it was available. Face-smile.svg Happy editing! — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 23:57, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Which ones did you like best? Most people don't realize there's anything here but desert (I didn't when I first came here!), you have to look pretty hard for them... gotta get off the beaten track and all that... Famartin (talk) 05:09, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

I was looking at your user page and saw the panoramas from those surprisingly high mountains in the Basin and Range. What I noticed is how the Range (rock, trees, and even some lakes and snow in the summer) really stood out against the Basin stretching out far below. As you said, it must have taken some tough hikes up those peaks, I'm sure. Jsayre64 (talk) 17:56, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Ah OK. I've added a lot to Wikimedia, some of which ends up on Wikipedia, but certainly not the majority. Yeah, several of those hikes were over 4,000 feet elevation change (4,000 or more up and of course 4,000+ back down), and one of those (Marys River Peak) was also 18 miles total horizontal distance (9 in, 9 back out). Famartin (talk) 08:15, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Outhouse![edit]

Deleted the picture of the outhouse on the Adrian, OR site. The picture of the outhouse with the US flag is not an accurate (either morally or ethically) representation of the my hometown for which I am from!

SFC(R) Michael L Stephen75.163.202.113 (talk) 23:16, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Okay, I see the issue there and you are free to take it off the page. I should have looked more carefully at that photo. I wasn't the one who took the photo or uploaded it or added it to the page; I only moved it from the middle to the top of the page. But I understand your concern. My apologies. --Jsayre64 (talk) 02:00, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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