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I moved this from article space to the above location, as that was clearly where it belongs, and presumably where you intended it to be. I42 (talk) 17:06, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Hohenlohe Regiment‎[edit]

Mate, this article is looking good, well done! As I said in my edit summaries, you can't assess an article you've been involved in as B-Class or higher, you need to make an entry for it at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Requests and someone will assess it for you (I think it has a decent shot at B-Class myself). Then when it's up to B, enter it into the next Monthly Contest (May), which someone will set up shortly. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 04:05, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Well thanks for the compliment. It was a bit of an adjustment when I realized that it is actually harder than I would have guessed to contribute to an article the right way, even if my approach to editing is very scatter shot.

review

I am double posting this here as you appear to be new user and it might be easier this way. I have assesed the article for B-class and unfortunately it does not yet meet the criteria for two reasons:

  • You have two unsourced statements (look for the [citation needed])
  • I would like some more information of what the regiment did during the French intervention (any battles?, cities taken?).

If you would like a reassesment please post on my talk page (or here) and I will have another look at the article. Also, feel free to bug me for any questions you might have Yoenit (talk) 10:40, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

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Copyedit of Siege of Damascus (634)[edit]

I noticed that you started copyediting Siege of Damascus (634) on April 30 but have since stopped editing the article. Do you mind if I continue your work and finish the copyediting? Bobnorwal (talk) 04:54, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

If he doesn't reply by the 14th, its yours. ɳorɑfʈ Talk! 00:02, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

If you'd like go for it. LeonidasSpartan (talk) 03:04, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

File source problem with File:Douglasporch.jpg[edit]

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Proposed deletion of 21st Marching Regiment of Foreign Volunteers[edit]

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Regarding the Foreign Legion[edit]

Hello LeonidasSpartan. I have two concern with your edits on Foreign Legion articles.

The first is about your addition of the Foreign Legion to the allegiance section of the infoboxes. As the allegiance section is mainly for units that are not a part of the regular armed forces of a sovereign state, I would like to know why you have added them to the Foreign Legio units that are a part of the regular armed forces of a sovereign state. Romantiscism and myth aside the Foreign legion is no different from the Troupes de marine or Chasseurs alpins execept the recruit foreigners instead of Frenchmen.

The second concern is your name change of the 13th Demi-brigade article. Your reason behinds this was stated as “More accurate name”. That might be true, but what is important on wikipedia for naming units are what the most common name in reputable historical works and that is the 13th Foreign Legion Demi-Brigade. Carl Logan (talk) 18:35, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

First of all Carl, let me say that I have great respect for the work you have done on the French Foreign Legion in general. I feel that you are to be commended for it. That being said, to address your questions, I chose to to throw the allegiance section into the French Foreign Legion info boxes not due to any idea of romanticism or some misconceived notion that today their only loyalty is to the Legion itself (that is hardly the case), instead I chose to throw the allegiance section in there because from my readings, the French Foreign has despite its recent incorporation as an integral part of the French military, it became very clear to me that the French Foreign Legion is in many ways quite distinct from the French military as whole. It was the historical separation between the espirit du corp of the Legion and that of the French Army that I was trying to express there. I shall elaborate more tomorrow.07:16, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

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GA review of Hohenlohe Regiment[edit]

Hi. I've reviewed the article on the Hohenlohe Regiment. The article leaves a number of questions unanswered; I've placed the nomination on hold. Magic♪piano 17:51, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Article review[edit]

I was wondering if you could fill out the B-class review template when you review articles - it's always useful to know what an independent reviewer thinks is needed to improve an article, especially in MILHIST, where the gap between a start-class article and a B-class article is so wide. Thanks for looking at the backlog. Acroterion (talk) 21:25, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Chevrons![edit]

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For your outstanding suggestion to create a think tag dedicated to improving the military history project which lead to the creation of the page Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Coordinators/Strategy think tank, I hereby present you with the WikiChevrons. It is ideas like this that keep our project ahead of the pack. Keep up the good work! TomStar81 (Talk) 10:26, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much, Tom. I am honored. I will do my best to keep providing quality contributions to this project. Thank you again.LeonidasSpartan (talk) 20:56, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

List of Confederate arms manufacturers[edit]

Do you have any references for this article? Regards, P. D. Cook Talk to me! 21:44, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Yes. I do have references for that article. The books I used for that page are sitting in a library right now. I can fetch them and provide the citations within the next week. LeonidasSpartan (talk) 21:50, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Strategy Think Tank Essay[edit]

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WPMILHIST assessment[edit]

Thank you for assessing all of the articles I have been creating. Since I am not part of the project, I wanted to make sure someone reviewed them. Keep it up, Sadads (talk) 17:05, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Sadads, you are welcome and your thanks is very much appreciated. That aside you should consider joining up on the Project. Best Regards, LeonidasSpartan (talk) 17:08, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Something for you[edit]

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For prolific work in dealing with the backlog of unassessed military history articles, I am delighted to be able to award you, LeonidasSpartan, this barnstar. Thanks for your hard work and keep it up! AustralianRupert (talk) 01:24, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Marcel Alessandri[edit]

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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive! We have now passed the halfway point, so here's an update.

Progress Report - Progress toward the targets has been good. 751 articles out of the approximately 1,600 we would like to get completed by the end of the month were done by July 15, so we will be very close to meeting the target for volume. However, we would like to clear all of the 2008 articles from the backlog, and there are still 892 left to do. Please consider choosing one of these older articles when looking for something to copy edit. If we focus our firepower we can completely wipe out 2008 from the queue.

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GOCE Backlog Elimination Drive Wrap-up[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors July 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thanks to all who participated in the drive! Over 100 editors—including Jimbo Wales—signed up this time (nearly triple the participants of the May drive). This benefited the Guild as well as the articles in need of copy editing. You can see from the comparison graphs that we increased the number of completed copyedits substantially. Unfortunately, we were not able to meet our goal of completely wiping out 2008 from the queue. We also were not able to reduce the backlog to less than 6,000 articles. We suspect people were busy with real life summertime things, at least in the northern hemisphere! We were able to remove the months of January, February, March, April, and May from the backlog, and we almost wiped out the month of June. We reduced the backlog by 1,289 articles (17%), so all in all it was a very successful drive, and we will be holding another event soon. We'll come up with some new ideas to try to keep things fresh and interesting. Keep up the good work, everybody!


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GOCE backlog elimination drive chart up to 31 July
  • Eight people will receive The Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Barnstar (100,000+ words): Chaosdruid, Diannaa, Ericleb01, Lfstevens, Shimeru, S Masters, The Utahraptor, and Torchiest.
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4. Torchiest (100) The Utahraptor (117,347) GaryColemanFan/Slon02 (6)
5. Shimeru (80) Ericleb01 (114,893) Bejinhan/The Utahraptor (5)


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General/Colonel Bernelle[edit]

I have substantially added to the article on Colonel Bernelle. I plan to add more on Colonel Conrad. I lack real depth in the background of the Carlist war, so I'd appreciate some review. V. Joe (talk) 05:05, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive update[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2011 backlog elimination drive update
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors May 2011 Backlog elimination drive! Here is your mid-drive newsletter.

Participation
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So far, 54 people have signed up for the drive, and 33 are actively participating. If you signed up for the drive but have not participated yet, it's not too late! Try to copy edit at least a few articles. Remember, if you have rollover words from the last drive, you will lose them if you do not participate in this drive. If you have not signed up for the drive yet, you can sign up now. If you have questions about getting started, feel free to talk to us. Many thanks to those editors who have been helping out at the Requests page. We currently have 17 articles awaiting edit.

Progress report

We are making slow progress on achieving our target of reducing the overall backlog by 15%; in order to accomplish this goal we will need to complete about 400 more articles. However, we are making good progress on the 2009 backlog, as we have eliminated over half of the articles from 2009 that were present at the start of the drive. Let's concentrate our fire power on the remaining months from 2009; leaderboard awards will be handed out for 2009 articles this drive. Thank you for participating in the May 2011 drive. We hope it will be another success!

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May barnstar[edit]

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This Modest barnstar is awarded to LeonidasSpartan for copy edits of over 4,000 words in the May 2011 copy edit drive. Thank you for your participation! Diannaa (Talk) 01:31, 5 June 2011 (UTC)


Re: milhist coords election[edit]

Hi LeonidasSpartan. I hope you don't mind me offering some friendly advice on a couple of things. Firstly, some people might regard this section of your userpage as canvassing (particularly the part of the message where you ask them to consider voting for you personally and link it to your section of the election page). Although something like a neutrally worded notice on their userpage is normally permitted if, say, an editor is running for adminship, Wikipedians in my experience are sensitive about anything that looks like campaigning. If you want a message there it might be best to keep it to a simple announcement that there's a milhist coord election underway and link to the page rather than any particular section. Secondly, thanking everyone who supports your candidacy can be counter-productive - it can give the appearance of being a bit too keen and actually put people off. I realise that you're probably just being polite, but you can guarantee there's always some who take things in the worst possible way! I hope you don't mind me butting in like this, but I don't want to see you fall foul of the last section of our coord election FAQ. Personally I think you'll make a good coord - I like the way you've answered the questions - and look forward to seeing you on the team. Best, EyeSerenetalk 16:10, 16 September 2011 (UTC)


The Great Arkansas Barnstar[edit]

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I award you the Great Arkansas Barnstar for your efforts to clean up articles listed on List of Arkansas Civil War Confederate units. Thanks! Aleutian06 (talk) 21:35, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you Muchas gracias, merci, vielen Dank and many thanks for your trust and voting me into the team of coordinators. MisterBee1966 (talk) 07:52, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

MV Empire Faith[edit]

In what way does this article not meet the Referencing and Citation criteria? Mjroots (talk) 15:17, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the re-assessment. Mjroots (talk) 19:38, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

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Notability of State related military awards[edit]

I noticed your question to FRAM and I wanted to part my 2 cents as well. Personally, I would love for Wikipedia to haev these awards and I don't personally think its an issue of notability but of verifiability. I think that in many cases your going to have a tough time finding sources for many of them because even the states don't give very good guidance to their own members. You might want to bring the issue up at WikiProject Military history, and Orders and decorations. Historically though the general view is unfortunately that many of these are non notable and the general attitude is that all the colorful ribbons are a waste of space on articles. Not my opinion just the perception I haev seen. There is currently a discussion about military ribbons on the Military history talk page that relates as well that you might be interested in. --Kumioko (talk) 19:01, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

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Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 28 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the May drive! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.

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The Signpost: 23 April 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 30 April 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 07 May 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 14 May 2014[edit]

The Bugle: Issue XCVIII, May 2014[edit]

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The Signpost: 21 May 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 28 May 2014[edit]

GOCE June 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 51 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2,987 articles to 2,236 articles in May, the lowest backlog total since we began keeping records in 2009! Since at least 300 new articles were tagged during May, that means we copy edited over 1,000 articles in a single month. Amazing work, everyone!

Blitz: The June blitz will run from June 15–21. This blitz's theme is Politics. Sign up here.

Election: You can nominate yourself or others for the role of Coordinator for the second half of 2014 here. Nominations will be accepted until June 14. Voting will begin on June 15 and will conclude on June 28.

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.

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The Signpost: 04 June 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 11 June 2014[edit]

The Bugle: Issue XCIX, June 2014[edit]

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The Signpost: 18 June 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 25 June 2014[edit]

GOCE July 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 newsletter is now ready for review. Highlights:

– Your project coordinators: Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978 and Miniapolis.

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The Signpost: 02 July 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 09 July 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 16 July 2014[edit]

The Bugle: Issue C, July 2014[edit]

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The Signpost: 23 July 2014[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CI, August 2014[edit]

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GOCE July drive and August blitz[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to everyone who participated in the July drive. Of the 40 people who signed up this drive, 22 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2400 articles to 2199 articles in July. This is a new month-end record low for the backlog. Nice work, everyone!

Blitz: The August blitz will run from August 24–30. The blitz will focus on articles from the GOCE's Requests page. Awards will be given out to everyone who copy edits at least one of the target articles. The blitz will run from August 24–30. Sign up here!

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.

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The Bugle: Issue CII, September 2014[edit]

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 22:06, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

GOCE October 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors October 2014 newsletter is now ready for review. Highlights:

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The Bugle: Issue CIII, October 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIII, October 2014, Redux[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIV, November 2014[edit]

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Nominations for the Military history Wikiproject's Historian and Newcomer of the Year Awards are now open![edit]

The Military history Wikiproject has opened nominations for the Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year. Nominations will be accepted until 13 December at 23:59 GMT, with voting to begin at 0:00 GMT 14 December. The voting will conclude on 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:35, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Nominations for the Military history Wikiproject's Historian and Newcomer of the Year Awards are now open![edit]

The Military history Wikiproject has opened nominations for the Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year. Nominations will be accepted until 13 December at 23:59 GMT, with voting to begin at 0:00 GMT 14 December. The voting will conclude on 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:41, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

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GOCE coordinator elections[edit]

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Candidate nominations for Guild coordinators to serve from January 1 to June 30, 2015, are currently underway. The nomination period will close at 23:59 on December 15 (UTC), after which voting will commence until 23:59 on December 31, 2014. Self-nominations are welcomed. Please consider getting involved; it's your Guild and it won't coordinate itself, so if you'd like to help coordinate Guild activities we'd love to hear from you.

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.
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December 2014 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2014 Newsletter
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Drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in November's Backlog Elimination Drive. Of the 43 people who signed up for this drive, 26 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: The November Drive removed 26 requests from the Requests page and 509 articles from the {{copy edit}} backlog. We copy edited 83 articles tagged in the target months; July, August, and September 2013. Together with tag removals from articles unsuitable for copy editing, we eliminated July 2013 from the backlog and reduced August and September's tags to 61 and 70 respectively. As of 01:01, 1 December 2014 (UTC), the backlog stood at 1,974 articles, dipping below 2,000 for the first time in the Guild's history (see graph at right). Well done everyone!

Blitz: The December Blitz will run from December 14–20 and will focus on articles related to Religion, in recognition of this month's religious holidays in much of the English-speaking world. Awards will be given out to everyone who copy edits at least one of the target articles. Sign up here!

Election time again: The election of coordinators to serve from 1 January to 30 June 2015 is now underway. Candidates can nominate themselves or others from December 01, 00:01 (UTC), until December 15, 23:59. The voting period will run from December 16, 00:01 (UTC), until December 31, 23:59. You can read about coordinators' duties here. Please consider getting involved and remember to cast you vote—it's your Guild and it doesn't organize itself!

Thank you all once again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve anything without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.

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Voting for the Military historian and Military newcomer of the year now open![edit]

Nominations for the military historian of the year and military newcomer of the year have now closed, and voting for the candidates has officially opened. All project members are invited to cast there votes for the Military historian and Military newcomer of the year candidates before the elections close at 23:59 December 21st. For the coordinators, TomStar81

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The Bugle: Issue CV, December 2014[edit]

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GOCE holiday 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors Late December 2014 Newsletter
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Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the December Blitz. Of the 14 editors who signed up for the blitz, 11 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

January drive: The January backlog-reduction drive is just around the corner; sign up here!

Election time again: The election of coordinators to serve from January 1 to June 30, 2015 is now underway. The voting period runs from December 16, 00:01 (UTC), until December 31, 23:59. Please cast your vote—it's your Guild, and it doesn't run itself!

Happy holidays from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978 and Miniapolis.

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