User talk:Laser brain

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A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Long overdue, I just realized I hadn't offered you a beer yet... Thanks for your help in saving Nine Inch Nails from losing FA status. I found the experience to be very fun and you a pleasure to work with. Here's to industrial rock at it's finest. Cheers! MusikAnimal talk 06:17, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Archiving Irataba[edit]

Hi. I've looked around but can't find the "substantive issues" which have caused you to archive Irataba with only about three minutes notice. Please can you provide the link to whatever page this is being discussed on? --Mirokado (talk) 18:58, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

The issues are documented on the FAC page. With additional sourced content being added as recently as today and outstanding concerns about the quality of the prose, it's a good time to archive and renominate the article when it's ready. It's usually a benefit to the article to spend a bit of time out of the FAC process when there's a good amount of work to do. There is not an established notice or warning period before an article is archived. --Laser brain (talk) 19:28, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

About a page you had semi protected.[edit]

For the page Franjo Tuđman, there seems to be a lack of neutrality. Some parts seem heavily biased and intentionally engineered to slander either the subject or the Croat ethnic group. There are also accusing wordings that can't be confirmed given that the subject is deceased. Flying such opinions as fact is quite dishonest. I made some edits with explanations attached calling out poor resources and opinionated wording. i hope you look at them and into the matter I brought at hand. Feel free to revert my changes if seem fit. But I hope for the sake of keeping Wikipedia a neutral bastion of information you have someone with historical experience look into the matter. Thank you for your time. I appreciate what you do here on the community and Wikipedia.

Jackiechan321 (talk) 19:58, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

@Jackiechan321: I don't have an opinion either way about the article—I was acting as a neutral administrator since there was a high amount of disruption on the page coming from IP editors. It is generally good to ask for high-quality sources and to remove wording that violates WP:NPOV, however I have not examined your edits in detail. It's best to remember that tensions can run high on articles like that, and discussing disputes on the article talk page is always preferable to getting into an edit war. Good luck to you! --Laser brain (talk) 17:21, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Enthiran FAC[edit]

Hi Laser Brain. I have nominated the article for FAC. It has received a neutral, two supports and one big oppose from SandyGeorgia (mainly relating to MOSNUM and Citation issues) Many editors requsted me to withdraw the FAC to better shape it. Please state your opinion on whether I should continue the FAC or withdraw it. Thank you. — Ssven2 Speak 2 me 04:08, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

@Ssven2: It's tough to say—it definitely wasn't ready at the time you posted the nomination, but it looks like a lot of work has already been done. I personally think you'll have a better experience if you withdraw it, spend two weeks hammering on it, and come back with a fresh slate. --Laser brain (talk) 18:48, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
I don't know how to withdraw an FAC. Can you close it? — Ssven2 Speak 2 me 06:36, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
@Ssven2: Looks like Ian got it. Thanks for handling this situation so well—hopefully you aren't discouraged by the withdrawal. I think you'll be in fine shape when you renominate after some work-shopping. --Laser brain (talk) 13:16, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. It's a learning experience for me. By the way, do let me know if you would like to leave comments at the article's 2nd PRSsven2 Speak 2 me 04:17, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Enthiran FAC 2.0[edit]

Hi there. As you said, I have spent two (in fact, three) weeks hammering on it, and have now come back with a fresh slate. Do let me know if you would like to leave comments at the article's 2nd FAC. Thanks. — Ssven2 Speak 2 me 01:39, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

@Ssven2: Thanks for the note! I've been really busy but I will try to find my way over there. --Laser brain (talk) 16:25, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Musical instrument/GA2[edit]

Hi, I just responded to your comment on Talk:Musical instrument/GA2. If you have time you are welcome to have a look. --Oldnewnew (talk) 22:37, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Marian Rejewski progress[edit]

How are you feeling about Marian Rejewski? I'm wondering if we will get to a point where a non-specialist (like me) can take over and just do some copyediting and cleanup. Do you feel like there are remaining sourcing and comprehensiveness issues? --Laser brain (talk) 18:02, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Please do. As potentially unclear or awkward passages have been pointed out, I have tried to rectify them. You may well be able to identify more of them. Thanks for your generous offer. Nihil novi (talk) 07:21, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
I think that the information in the "Marian Rejewski" article, and the sourcing, are pretty complete. What is needed, actually, is review by a patient general reader who might spot passages that could benefit from additional background information or from simple copy-editing. Thanks again. Nihil novi (talk) 22:20, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
@Nihil novi: I am traveling but will be home Monday and able to get back into the swing of things. I will look at it then. --Laser brain (talk) 13:21, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Holy cow, I see the issues you had. How is the lead now? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:50, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

@SandyGeorgia: Looks good! The narrative is clear—that much is certain. Can "encrypted" and "enciphered" be used interchangeably? --Laser brain (talk) 14:18, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
My edits introduced some changes in meaning, and then Nihil went through to fix them, and reintroduced prose issues. I don't think we have an FA here, and I could work for hours and hours more trying to fix it. Too much info is better stated in the article about the machine. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 14:23, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
I think it would be better to just delist it, in that case. --Laser brain (talk) 14:31, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
Now it's become a challenge for me, but I don't think it's the best use of my time. I'm not sure what the current philosophy at FAR is. And I'm just now getting in to the meat of the content, and am doubtful about how much I will be able to fix. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:21, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Ketel One Vodka - page edit[edit]

Hi Laser brain,

We spoke earlier this year regarding Ketel One Vodka's page.

I'm a communications professional working with Ketel One Vodka and I'd like to suggest some changes to our Wikipedia page to add more insight and information.

Following the feedback and recommendations I received above, which was much appreciated, I'd like to suggest some revised changes to our Wikipedia page, which are now sourced. The following changes I wish to be made are:


• 1794: Under the control of Jacobus Nolet (5th generation), family members build the Nolet Distillery windmill, known as 'The Whale.'

• 1867: The Nolet family acquires an interest in shipping and begins exporting spirits.

• 1979: Carolus Nolet Sr. (10th generation) assumes control of the Nolet Distillery.

• 1991: Nolet Spirits USA is founded, whilst Carl Nolet Jr. (11th generation) moves to the United States to dedicate himself to the growth of the company.

• 2000: The Nolet Distillery produces a super-premium, flavoured vodka, Ketel One Citroen, which is launched in the USA.

• 2003: The first national Ketel One print advertising campaign, “Dear Ketel One Drinker”, launches in the USA.

• 2009: The first television campaign for Ketel One Vodka launched in the USA.

• A new orange-flavoured vodka, Ketel One Oranje, is launched in the USA.

Would this be something you could assist with? Please do let me know if you require anything else. Thank you! AdamF Grayling (talk) 13:17, 29 April 2015 (UTC)