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Kudos and insertion arias[edit]

Hello, I checked to see who had done such a nice job improving "Schleifer" and it was you. This led me to spot your notes on insertion arias, which suggest a really interesting article once you are done. A possible nugget you might enjoy for this purpose is the history of Luigia Polzelli, the mediocre soprano who was the cause of Haydn's composing several insertion arias. Happy editing, Opus33 (talk) 17:47, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Many thanks! I'm not done with Schleifer yes, and I've only begun "Interpolated/insertion" (name to be decided), not to mention I'm still working on Ziegfeld Follies of 1919, and, and.... :) -- kosboot (talk) 19:03, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

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Help with source?[edit]

Hi Kosboot! I'm trying to help someone over at WP:ASTRONOMY. They're looking for an obituary of Priscilla Fairfield Bok which was published in: Sky & Telescope, vol. 51, p. 25 (1976). I've tried the databases I can access from home, but without luck. :-( Is that accessible through the digital database on-site in your library system? The record for the online database isn't clear about how many years it goes back. If all else fails, I'll stop at the library and copy it from microfiche. Thanks in advance for any help! Cheers, AstroCog (talk) 02:52, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

I should be able to get it at work tomorrow - will let you know! -- kosboot (talk) 03:54, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Oh well - the material online is only from 1993 on, so I guess one would need to go to the originals or microfilm. -- kosboot (talk) 14:15, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for looking anyway! Cheers, AstroCog (talk) 15:00, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Ruddigore[edit]

Good luck, and have fun! -- Ssilvers (talk) 15:41, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! -- kosboot (talk) 15:43, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Leading-tone Triad[edit]

I was asked not to at User_talk:Devin.chaloux#Leading-tone_Triad. Hyacinth (talk) 00:08, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Read that section again; my suggestion of reverting was endorsed. -- kosboot (talk) 00:42, 19 March 2012 (UTC)
Please do not comment on other users language skills. Comment on the content, not the contributor. Hyacinth (talk) 01:24, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
When others ignore what is said, it's valid to question their language skills. -- 02:21, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries at Wikimania[edit]

Hi I noticed that you signed up for attendance at the WLL event at Wikimania. It'd be great if you could fill out this doodle to help use schedule when exactly the event will be. Maximiliankleinoclc (talk) 16:59, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi - not only did I sign up already - I'm supposed to give one of the talks at the GLAM session. Gotta figure out what to say. -- kosboot (talk) 18:37, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia New York City Annual Meeting Sat Jun 30[edit]

Join us at Jefferson Market Library on Saturday starting at 1pm for our annual meeting and elections, details at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC!--Pharos (talk) 17:31, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Minetta Creek[edit]

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Wikimania[edit]

Yeah, it's a pity - the post came up too late to get funding sorted, and I'd already decided I coudln't afford to go this year on my own account. On the plus side, I'm getting a lot done this week ;-)

Please do spread the word about the project to anyone you meet who might be interested - it's settling down a bit now, but it would be good to get more feedback before it closes. Andrew Gray (talk) 12:34, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Drexel Collection[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:03, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Seeking Diagram Sketch from Wikimania 2012 Grand Ballroom[edit]

Great meeting you in person at Wikimania. At the NYC table, there was a diagram on the tablecloth. Can you help me understand what it described? Thanks. 96.239.227.123 (talk) 10:27, 27 July 2012 (UTC) Please reply via:

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Citation Source[edit]

Talkback at outreach:User talk:Maximilianklein#Use of Wikipedia in Academia

Your DYK nomination for Drexel 4257[edit]

Congratulations on an impressive article. You have nominated a hook for DYK, and I have raised some minor issues. Your citing is also very good, but I notice there are a number of duplicated references. There are ways of avoiding this. Some editors use <ref name=xxx>citation</ref> on the first occasion, and <ref name=xxx/> thereafter. More recently I have used Template:Sfn, which takes a bit of learning, but it is elegant, and it automatically combines any duplicate references. If you would like to see a simple example of how this works, have a look at F. X. Velarde. Good luck.--Peter I. Vardy (talk) 14:18, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Many thanks. This Sfn templates is exactly what I've been looking for (and I've been too lazy to use the other "rp" technique). I'll try to learn it and fix what's in the article (also standardizing my inconsistent use of British/English. -- kosboot (talk) 14:24, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the note about this - it's a very impressive article, and my congratulations on it! I think the BL copy is probably Add MS 32339 - "SONGS set to music by John Gamble; the words attributed to Thomas Stanley. Paper; ff. 57. Late XVIIIth cent. The name, of Elizabeth St. John is scribbled on the fly-leaf. Belonged to Bishop Percy." This doesn't mention Rimbault, but two others (Add MS 24889 and 53723) are definitely from his collection.
I'm not sure if 32339 is likely to be suitable for an article - it's a lot shorter and there doesn't seem to have been much scholarly work on it - but as a companion volume, perhaps it'd be appropriate for a section on the main work? By strange coincidence, I have two images of Add MS 32339 on my desktop at the moment - I spent this afternoon preparing an upload of various music MS images, which should be up in the next couple of days! Andrew Gray (talk) 22:10, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks a bunch! I think of it as "Wikipedia uniting collections that once belonged together." So any additions/emendations you care to make are welcome. I'll check my sources to see if they specifically mention which BL manuscript(s) are the allied ones. Thanks! -- kosboot (talk) 22:18, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
Lo and behold - commons:Category:John Gamble. The RISM catalogue entry for this MS (which is more detailed than the BL one) is here. This is a very long way from being my field, but hopefully there's enough there to confirm if this is the MS in question or not. :-) Andrew Gray (talk) 23:48, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Drexel 4257[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:03, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your superb efforts in writing Drexel 4257 which surely has FA potential. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:54, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

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Oh, Boy! (musical)[edit]

Hi! I think this text file at the NYPL should have a copyright notice at the top. You'll see that the creators licensed the library to display it and make it available for research but retained all other rights. -- Ssilvers (talk) 00:55, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

I'll ask about it - thanks! -- kosboot (talk) 02:01, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC this Saturday Dec 1[edit]

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The Real Life Barnstar[edit]

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DYK for David Chan (violinist)[edit]

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Precious[edit]

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music library
Thank you for quality articles on music, such as David Chan and New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and for adding your professional knowledge to the discussions of the music projects, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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Teahouse invite for IP editor[edit]

Sent! Thanks for pinging me, Kosboot. HostBot actually only sends invites to newly registered editors who meet certain criteria, but I posted a standard Teahouse invite on the IP's talkpage. You should also feel free to use these invites anytime you find someone who could use a little direction. Cheers! - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 20:35, 25 December 2012 (UTC)


Wikipedia Day Celebration and Mini-Conference in NYC Saturday Feb 23[edit]

Doing the "Open Space" thing at one of our earlier NYC Wiki-Conferences.

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Tour of Consumer Reports' laboratories[edit]

Wow! Laboratory tour!

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DYK for Drexel 4041[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 09:47, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

The King and I is at FAC[edit]

Hi, Kosboot. I hope you're doing well! The King and I has been nominated for FAC. It would be great if you could take a look at the article and give comments at the FAC. Thanks for any time you could spare! -- Ssilvers (talk) 00:21, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Discussion on the AFT5 Request for Comment[edit]

Hey Kosboot - this is to notify you that there is a discussion starting on the Article Feedback RfC talkpage that has ramifications for the RfC itself. Your input is much appreciated :). Thanks! and apologies if I've missed anyone Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 16:43, 28 January 2013 (UTC)


GA review of Minetta Creek[edit]

Hi. I notice that there has been no activity on Minetta Creek since 10 February, and wondered if you were still interested in getting it to GA. Regards. Bob1960evens (talk) 18:55, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I am - just haven't had the time and was sick all last week, and I have an important deadline on Monday. But I plan to start resuming work on it by Tuesday March 5 - is that ok? -- kosboot (talk) 19:27, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Yes that's fine. I'll keep it on hold. Bob1960evens (talk) 21:55, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your patience! :) -- kosboot (talk) 22:27, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Hi. I have failed the GA review, as it has been on hold for two months and the suggested time limit is seven days. As mentioned at the bottom of the review, if you can get the issues sorted, then renominate it, and if you want me to conduct the second review, drop me a note and I will be happy to do so. Regards. Bob1960evens (talk) 23:03, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at WikiProject Opera[edit]

I'm writing to members of WikiProject Opera who have been active on the talk page over the last year. We currently have a proposal to add infoboxes about individual operas to their articles. As this would involve a fairly major change from our current practice, and lead to a potentially lengthy transition, it would be helpful to hear the views from as many project members as possible. The discussion is at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Opera#Opera infoboxes. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 09:04, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup NYC this Sunday April 14[edit]

Hi Kosboot! You're invited to our next meeting for Wikipedia Meetup NYC on Sunday April 14 -this weekend- at Symposium Greek Restaurant @ 544 W 113th St (in the back room), on the Upper West Side in the Columbia University area.

Please sign up, and add your ideas to the agenda for Sunday. Thanks!

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Libraries![edit]

Hi! Yes, I'm excited to work on this. I replied on my talk. best, -- phoebe / (talk to me) 21:59, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

May 3 2013, 19-20h UTC, GLAMout Google Hangout Link Location is Wikipedia:GLAM/GLAMout#Link[edit]

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South Pacific (musical)[edit]

Please comment on our PR for this important musical at the PR page, here. We are on the way to FAC -- Ssilvers (talk) 21:34, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Libraries[edit]

Replied on my talk. I'm working on cleaning up the outreach pages... am thinking that can be the multilingual/global portal/collection of past resources. -- phoebe / (talk to me) 04:12, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Opera Project stuff[edit]

Hi Kosboot, I'm writing to members who participated in the March 2013 discussions about the possibility of developing an opera infobox. We now have a reasonably stable and usable box with examples of how it would look in articles at Template:Infobox opera and a new discussion re its potential addition to the project's Article Guide as an option for opera articles. The discussion is at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Opera#Opera Infobox update. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 08:00, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your comment there, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:27, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

E-mails[edit]

Hi, Kosboot. I've sent you a couple of e-mails. Would you kindly respond one way or another? All the best! -- Ssilvers (talk) 21:44, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn! Saturday September 7[edit]

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Article Feedback Tool update[edit]

Hey Kosboot. I'm contacting you because you're involved in the Article Feedback Tool in some way, either as a previous newsletter recipient or as an active user of the system. As you might have heard, a user recently anonymously disabled the feedback tool on 2,000 pages. We were unable to track or prevent this due to the lack of logging feature in AFT5. We're deeply sorry for this, as we know that quite a few users found the software very useful, and were using it on their articles.

We've now re-released the software, with the addition of a logging feature and restrictions on the ability to disable. Obviously, we're not going to automatically re-enable it on each article—we don't want to create a situation where it was enabled by users who have now moved on, and feedback would sit there unattended—but if you're interested in enabling it for your articles, it's pretty simple to do. Just go to the article you want to enable it on, click the "request feedback" link in the toolbox in the sidebar, and AFT5 will be enabled for that article.

Again, we're very sorry about this issue; hopefully it'll be smooth sailing after this :). If you have any questions, just drop them at the talkpage. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) 22:01, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Inno delle nazioni[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 3 September 2013 (UTC)


Howard brothers[edit]

If you could get to it right away, we can get it on DYK. -- Ssilvers (talk) 03:06, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

There is a lot of disagreement among the sources about exactly what the brothers did up to about 1904. When you look into this, see if you can comb it out. Right now, in the article, I have chosen the facts given by what seem to me to be the most persuasive sources, but if you look deeper, you may be able to give the early years more certainty. For example, which amateur nights did they compete in? What professional performing, if any, did they do between 1897 and 1900? -- Ssilvers (talk) 14:44, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
Great job expanding the article. Is the clipping that you refer to from a newspaper or a magazine? Let's specify. Also, there are a few places where you added a cite to a newspaper article, without a page number. I've tagged those. Can you take another look and see if you can find a page number for them? If there is no page number available, just remove my "page needed" tag. Thanks! -- Ssilvers (talk) 05:31, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks - they're all newspaper clippings. In many cases there were no page numbers apparent. I did the easy part. There were lots of articles that had discussed their kind of comedy and had selections from their comedy routines, but that's going to take longer. Eventually the part about Willie is going to be much longer since he had the longer and more prominent career. -- kosboot (talk) 15:49, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Is there an online archive for the New York Herald Tribune that might help you find the page numbers, and also give urls? -- Ssilvers (talk) 16:05, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Nope - the NY Times owns the Herald Tribune but I think they are deliberately withholding making that archive accessible online. I could go to check microfilm but that's a lot of time that I don't have. -- kosboot (talk) 16:09, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah, unless this eventually goes to FAC, going into the microfilm would be beyond the call of duty!  :-) Happy editing! -- Ssilvers (talk) 16:12, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup! Saturday October 5[edit]

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You know who[edit]

Yes. We would need Dr. Emma Sculate (formerly of TIT, the Texas Institute of Theory, http://web.archive.org/web/19990127234125/ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/~bogo/tit/home.html) to solve the case, but I think she retired quite some time ago. -- Hucbald.SaintAmand (talk) 08:21, 3 October 2013 (UTC)


Ways to improve Julia Gerity[edit]

Hi, I'm Sulfurboy. Kosboot, thanks for creating Julia Gerity!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. orphan tag. otherwise great article. thanks.

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. Sulfurboy (talk) 04:00, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

"Pluggers" vs. "demonstrators"[edit]

I believe these are different things, that song pluggers went around to publishers, while song demonstrators worked in department stores, singing songs to encourage people to buy the sheet music. If I'm incorrect, do you have a source saying so? Beyond My Ken (talk) 20:21, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

No I don't have a source specifically defining the difference, although I've never heard of people going around to different places in order to plug a song. -- kosboot (talk) 20:57, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
Alright, let me see if I can find anything. Beyond My Ken (talk) 23:05, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Julia Gerity[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

E-mail[edit]

Hi, Kosboot. Please check your e-mail. -- Ssilvers (talk) 16:25, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon" at Queens Library! Friday December 6[edit]

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The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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Precious again[edit]

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music library
Thank you for quality articles on music, such as David Chan and New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and for adding your professional knowledge to the discussions of the music projects, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:45, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 344th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize. Thank you for precious help during the last year, looking forward to more music, some today! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:27, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Dorle Soria[edit]

Harrias talk 12:04, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Nice to see her, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:12, 27 December 2013 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kat Walsh[edit]

I made a small request to you at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kat Walsh Smallbones(smalltalk) 20:12, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Saturday: NYC Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon[edit]

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WP Countering Systemic Bias in the Signpost[edit]

Comment below is reposted. Djembayz (talk) 22:58, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Countering Systemic Bias for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. –Mabeenot (talk) 00:52, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: January 2014[edit]

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Headlines
  • France report: Public Domain Day; photographs
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  • Netherlands report: New Years Reception; 550 years States General; Content donation University Museum; Wikipedians in Residence; OpenGLAM Benchmark Survey
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  • USA report: GLAM-Wiki activities in the USA
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Incomplete lists[edit]

You mentioned List of compositions for piano duo, I met today String sextet repertoire, - I guess such lists have some value even knowing they will never be "complete". They might be more useful if sortable. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:54, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi Gerda! Did you see the one reference? It was to IMSLP - meaning only scores that they have (silly reference). I don't see the value in such lists - users would be better told to go to a comprehensive library - and even there you can't be sure you have all the works of a particular medium. People spend months/years writing books attempting to include all the works of a medium. I think it's silly to do it on WP unless one really tries to make it "almost" complete. -- kosboot (talk) 00:00, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

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Konzentrationslager[edit]

While I am well aware of their extermination functions, both Auschwitz and Majdanek were Konzentrationslager in title as well as also functioning in that capacity. Is there something in the context of that film that requires the term "death camp", for example does it focus only on victims being gassed?Hoops gza (talk) 21:24, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

I've seen the film many times and even did a shot-by-shot analysis and even have a copy of the musical score. What I'm saying that today, in 2014, Wikipedia is making a very clear distinction between Nazi concentration camps and Extermination camp. If you read the article on concentration camps, it's about political prisoners--that's not what the film is about. It mentions political prisoners, but all the 1955 footage is from Auschwitz and most of the b/w film footage is also from Auschwitz. -- kosboot (talk) 21:38, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

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Berge a woman[edit]

Is it possible? The first name sounds feminine, with the "ee" at the end, and, looking for a source for the film music thing I found this, which says she was virtually the only woman in the profession of writing silent film music:

That might make interesting material to expand the article a teensy bit, but it's essential to figure out whether Berge was a man or a woman. Here's another source suggesting woman:

alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 16:22, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes, when I first started working on the person I assumed it was a woman. But that he was married and that many of the little notices I found specifically mentioned "him" I think it's unquestionably a man. -- kosboot (talk) 16:35, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
BTW, thanks for that Sanderson reference - I will incorporate that. -- kosboot (talk) 16:38, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
I see. I misread the Sanderson thing. The "she" there refers to Sanderson, not Berge. And Altman just has it wrong, clearly.— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 16:55, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
OK, it'll be good to go as soon as you can add an inline citation for the film music thing.— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 17:33, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
Argh - I'm editing right now and just lost a passage due to an edit conflict. -- kosboot (talk) 17:38, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Finally made it! Congratulations!— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 22:35, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

And thank you so much for your help & assistance! -- kosboot (talk) 22:47, 21 March 2014 (UTC)


DYK nomination of Irénée Berge[edit]

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Thinking about coming back[edit]

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DYK nomination of Drexel 4175[edit]

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I know I need to study up on what to do. I'll try to learn tonight. -- kosboot (talk) 00:54, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset:After going through the documentation I realized it's a bit too much for me to take on at this time. Can you point me to how I can withdraw the DYK nomination? -- kosboot (talk) 13:11, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
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Drexel 4175 not a GA[edit]

I removed the "GA" marking from Talk:Drexel 4175. We have a WikiProject that organizes the evaluation of nominated articles for good article status. Chris Troutman (talk) 14:43, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

The editor who reviewed the DYK suggested I submit it for GA status. -- kosboot (talk) 15:08, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
Indeed, you should. The instructions are at WP:GAN/I. In order to nominate it, add {{subst:GAN|subtopic=music}} to that talk page. A GA reviewer will (in time) start the review and post any comments or recommended changes before acceptance. Please ask if you have any questions about the process. Alternatively, you can always ask a member of WikiProject Classical Music for an individual review for B-class before nomination to GA. Chris Troutman (talk) 15:21, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the instructions. -- kosboot (talk) 15:22, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

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Hi, I just wondered if you've been receiving my e-mails? -- Ssilvers (talk) 16:54, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

eek - yes - sorry I've not responded. Problem is all my sundays are taken until June! -- kosboot (talk) 16:56, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
A weekday evening, perhaps? -- Ssilvers (talk) 19:22, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

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I think I accidentally deleted that category. Wholly unintentional! Sorry about that. OR drohowa (talk) 21:21, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

And the List of fictional...etc. Not a problem! -- kosboot (talk) 21:25, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Also with the other List of fictional literature featuring opera! ughh I guess I reverted your edits. Not sure why I would do this. It's possible that my mouse or keyboard is out of whack and has been selecting things. I have noticed some weird page directs just now. Checking it out. I was merely looking at your recent edit history to check out NYPL Performing Arts articles bc Metro is making a little Wiki-book via Pedia Press of articles worked on by Metro members. I'll just send you an email instead. Thanks. OR drohowa (talk) 21:26, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

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Greg Kohs and WikiConference USA[edit]

Dear Kosboot: Is this report accurate: WikiConference USA bans critic from open meeting? If it is accurate do you know if a response from the conference organizers is forthcoming? I won't spend time explaining exactly how upsetting this is and how very bad it looks on its face until the accuracy of the report is confirmed. It looks really bad, though, and I really hope there's a plausible explanation. Note that I'm not asking about the rejection of Kohs's presentation, but only about the allegation that he was barred from an event touted as "open to all participants, regardless of previous level of involvement with Wikipedia or the Wikimedia projects. We welcome the curious, the skeptical, and others wishing to engage in meaningful conversation about the Wikimedia movement in the United States, free culture and digital rights, advocacy and outreach, community building, and technology." I posted the same question on Newyorkbrad's talk page, but he declined to respond substantively. I am also leaving it on the talk pages of the other conference organizers.alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 14:45, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

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Francis Tregian the Younger[edit]

Hello Kosboot, and congratulations for your edits on Francis Tregian the Younger (an article I started as a stub years ago). The new section you introduced ("How Tregian's name became associated with music") is a pleasure to read and wonderfully informative. Thank you very much. Nick Michael (talk) 08:11, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome! My intention is to create an article on Drexel 4302 but once I began to work on it, I realized it would be easier to put all that information in the Tregian article. -- kosboot (talk) 10:38, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

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Greetings from Brooklyn College theater history class[edit]

Hello Kosboot! My name is Haruki, MFA performing arts management student taking Professor Hughes' Theater History course at Brooklyn College. Thank you for helping us in our project, and I look forward to working with you! Decafespresso (talk) 22:45, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi there, Defacespresso! I look forward to helping and working with you! -- kosboot (talk) 06:52, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Greetings![edit]

Hi Kosboot,

I am a student in Professor Hughes's Theatre History to 1642 course. Thank you in advance for all the support and advice!

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Hi there Jcbjaw12! I look forward to working and helping you! -- kosboot (talk) 06:51, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Another Brooklyn College Theatre History to 1642 student[edit]

Hello Kosboot,

I am a first-year MA candidate for theater history and criticism. Many thanks for helping our class with the Wikipedia project. I appreciate your support!

Marni Mcraab123 (talk) 00:38, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi there, Mcraab123 - I look forward to helping and working with you! -- kosboot (talk) 06:53, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

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Hello from BC Student[edit]

Hello! My name is Lindsay and I am a MFA in Amy Hughes History of Theater class this semester. Thank you for helping to guide us through this new wiki world! --Lindsay M. Roberts 23:23, 14 September 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by MissJoyProductions (talkcontribs)

Hi there MissJoyProductions - I look forward to helping and working with you for the class. Generally on Wikipedia, people don't use their real names (unless they chose a username which is their real name). There's an easy way to sign your contributions to dialogues like this: use 4 tilde signs ~~~~. This will produce your signature with the date and time you left it, like this: kosboot (talk) 00:07, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Greetings from another Brooklyn College Student[edit]

Hello! I am Julia Sattler and I am in Professor Hughes Theater History Class. Thank you in advance for helping us out this semester. I have a question about the time stamp. Mine does not seem to be syncing up with the correct New York Eastern Time. Is that normal? Do you know how I can change that? Jsattler07 (talk) 15:22, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi there Jsattler07! (Generally people refer to others by their username, keeping their real name private if desired.) You can change the timestamp by going into your preferences (one of the selections on the top right of the screen after you've logged in). In Preferences, there should be eight tabs; the second one is "Appearance." Select that one, and the third "box" within that tab should be "Time Offset" where you can set your local time as "America/New York." Then click save at the bottom left of that tab page and you should be ok! -- kosboot (talk) 16:54, 15 September 2014 (UTC)


Hello from Brooklyn College[edit]

Hi Kosboot. Thank you for helping us out this semester. I have tried my hand at editing an article and I am excited to be a part of this grand project. I have to say, I've been stumped on how to use the Talk Page for days!! Then I remembered to think simple, and remembered the video where the woman said that you always ignore the little EDIT button. Wouldn't you know... Anyway, I look forward to the next few months. Best, OrangeZabbo (talk) 17:48, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia, OrangeZabbo (it's amusing to think of what an orange zabbo would look like). Yes, your talk page--as well as others, such as mine--is how you communicate with other users. Every article has its own talk page--that's where people can discuss the article. In any case, I'm looking forward to working with you and helping out on Wikipedia--not just for the next few months, but hopefully beyond that. :). -- kosboot (talk) 18:45, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Hello again Kosboot. Amy and I were discussing a project I'd like to take on, and she suggested I run it by you. There is a Downtown Theater, Soho Rep., whose Wiki page is severely lacking. I would like to work on improving their page as their past productions and staff are integral to the Downtown Theater scene's evolution over the past 30 years. I can gain access to their archives for some of this information, much can be found at the Performing Arts Library documenting past productions, and of course the NY Times has been reviewing their work and writing articles about their staff for many years. Since 1975 their theater has changed location multiple times, been run by influential Artistic Directors who have moved on to have significant international careers, and most recently (under Sarah Benson) have been produced back-to-back-to-back critically acclaimed and award winning work, making them a pinnacle location for boundary pushing theater in New York City. What do you think? Is this a good idea? Do you think I will have enough legit sources? Thanks for your help. OrangeZabbo (talk) 14:49, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi OrangeZabbo (apologies for not getting back to you sooner!) Actually I think the current article on Soho Rep is a good start (compared to many organizations that have just a few lines). With a 30-year career and extensive coverage in the press, my guess is that the challenge one of curation - going through all the available material to come up with a narrative of the history of the organization, its goals and perhaps any influence it has had (and other notable features of the organization). Note that even though you may have access Soho Rep's archives, Wikipedia requires that any source used must be published or widely available (see WP:SOURCE - especially the note about unpublished sources). Given the plentiful amount of information (almost too plentiful), you might want to limit the scope to just the history or other aspect of the organization that interests you. Let me know what you think. (Note that responses begin with a colon; each successive response adds another colon so that your response should begin with three colons). kosboot (talk) 00:57, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

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Manuel Klein[edit]

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Notes to students in THEA 7212X Theater History to 1642 (Fall 2014)[edit]

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