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Egypt Demographics[edit]

I would like to know why did you undo what I edited in the Arab league article. The population is not accurate because the source cited is 3 years old Egypt's population increased since then. The article is also not consistent because its Egypt population is different from one section to another. Here is a link to Egypt's Central Agency for Public Mobilization And Statistics> I hope you undo your edit please. Thanks Here is the link http://www.msrintranet.capmas.gov.eg/pls/fdl/tst12e?action=1&lname= — Preceding unsigned comment added by Riuken (talkcontribs) 11:35, 17 August 2011 (UTC) --Riuken (talk) 11:52, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

I'm confused, all I have done is fill in reference details, I haven't changed the article in any significant way. Mattg82 (talk) 14:22, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

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We Want Blood! deletion[edit]

I noticed you closed the AfD for this article with no discussion whatsoever. Lacking access to deleted edits, I cannot comment on the content of the article. I can only say that this seems to be incredibly bizarre and not in keeping with normal AfD procedure. I'd like to hear your take on the matter, but barring some sort of inarguable rationale I feel obliged to take the matter to deletion review. Note that I am not challenging your rationale (WP:NALBUMS), but rather saying that, as someone who can't see what the article was or was about, there's no way of determining whether that rationale was valid. In the absence of discussion, I feel a summary deletion is unwarranted. Throwaway85 (talk) 07:35, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Actually, given that your last edit was 10 days ago, I feel DRV is probably the better forum to address this issue. Throwaway85 (talk) 07:40, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

List of best-selling music artists[edit]

Now that we have the certified sales for all of the artists, should we consider listing it at Wikipedia:Featured list candidates? We both have work on it a lot, so if we decide to list it there, we both should include our names as nominators. What do you think? Is it in a condition to be listed at WP:FLC?--Harout72 (talk) 23:00, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

OK, yes I think we are close to it being an FL candidate, maybe we could get it Peer Reviewed first? Looking at other FLs we may need to add some images. Mattg82 (talk) 23:20, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
Sure, Peer Review sound good. As for the images, do we really need them? I mean we don't seem to have space for anything more:). Maybe a few images of the most popular artists at the top of each section. For example, for 75 million to 99 million records, we can have small sized images of Eminem, Rihanna, Santana, I mean those with the most certified sales in each section. What do you think?--Harout72 (talk) 23:58, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
OK I've setup PR page here. As for the images, yes we could include an image for the top certified artist in each section and maybe images for the top three artists, Elvis, Beatles, Jackson ? Mattg82 (talk) 02:46, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── OK good, let's see what should be improved. Should we wait on the images for now, until the PR process is completed?--Harout72 (talk) 06:52, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

The images are not urgent, maybe wait until PR is over as you say. Mattg82 (talk) 02:41, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
I addressed some of the requests made by Peer Reviewer. I included images for each section as suggested and made some few other minor changes, see if you can help out on some others. Thanks.--Harout72 (talk) 16:55, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
Alright I'll go through the suggestions. Mattg82 (talk) 17:16, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of universities in India/archive2[edit]

Thanks for your support of the list. I was wondering if you have an idea how to resolve the issue you commented about. I tried to use constant columns widths here and this seems to have the same effect. Best regards. --Muhandes (talk) 17:31, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Adding a fixed width to the whole table seems the best way
{| class="wikitable sortable collapsible plainrowheaders" border="1" style="text-align:left; width:76%"

Mattg82 (talk) 00:11, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, I applied your suggestion and it seems to work. --Muhandes (talk) 18:41, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Fixes should fix[edit]

Thanks for the fixes made in [this edit. The only problem, is that they weren't all good fixes.

  1. Template:Infobox musical artist#website indicates that you should "use {{URL}} as {{URL|example.com}}." I hadn't updated so your fix didn't make it worse.
  2. WP:NUMERO reads: Avoid using the # symbol (known as the number sign, hash sign, or pound sign) when referring to numbers or rankings. Instead use the word "number", or the abbreviation "No."
You actually removed a correct value, No., and inserted the pound.

There are so many little guidelines that it's hard to know them all. I wouldn't have known the second if someone hadn't shown me. The former I discovered by reading the documentation for the template. I added the "No."s back and made the change to the infobox as well. --Walter Görlitz (talk) 03:29, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Ah, ok thanks, I didn't know that :/. So many guidelines, so little time to read them all. Mattg82 (talk) 03:43, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

File undeletions[edit]

Hello there Mattg82! If it is any easier for you, feel free to just drop off a list of undeletions on my talk page. Otherwise I will see you around at Wikipedia:Requests for undeletion. Just thought I would offer. Have a happy 2012, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 05:16, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Jag borde förstås vetat bättre for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Jag borde förstås vetat bättre is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jag borde förstås vetat bättre until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

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Jag borde förstås vetat bättre[edit]

Although I think the nomination was a little quick for article, I am not convinced you have fully established notability. May I suggest that you look for more details about the song to ensure it is notable. Something about the arrangement/lyrics of the song, maybe a quote from a critic's opinion on the song, another reference or two. At present it is little more than a discography entry, rather than an encyclopedic entry. Just my opinion. You may also like to make it clear that that you think the article should survive at the AfD. Hope all this helps. Cheers. --Richhoncho (talk) 14:59, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

I agree with Richhoncho, Matt. I nominated to keep this article myself, however it would be helpful for you to express your !vote of confindence at the articles nomination page. Stubbleboy 16:23, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

About your response[edit]

Hi there! This is Jedd Raynier. The problem with my userboxes is that whenever I get or choose a picture from Wikimedia Commons the picture does NOT appear. I've already tested ways to fix it, yet there's no way to solve it. Can you help me, Mattg82? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jedd Raynier (talkcontribs) 07:15, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi Jedd, could you copy the userbox code and the picture here and I'll see what I can do. Mattg82 (talk) 13:42, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi again. This is one of the images I am about to use in my userboxes:

<pic removed>

With the description: This user likes to dine at KFC.

The problem is: The image code appears instead OR the image is too large for the userbox.

I was making the userbox, but since I DID NOT save my work (as the picture can't appear, instead the image location appears) the userbox code (?) cannot be seen here. Jedd Raynier (talk) 07:20, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

There you go, you need to add brackets and the size required. Mattg82 (talk) 15:27, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

{{userbox |border-c=red |id=[[File:KFC logo.png|50px]] |id-c=white |info=This user likes to dine at [[KFC]]. |info-c=white |float=right }}

KFC logo.png This user likes to dine at KFC.

Thanks, Mattg82 for helping me! It is of great help because I am creating new userboxes for myself. It is something that I can use whenever I create new userboxes. Jedd Raynier (talk) 07:06, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

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Hedgehog[edit]

Thanks for your help w/ that Hedgehog page! i've submitted it and now have my fingers crossed. Anyhow, i'm really happy to become what's imo the best website on the planet. But it really is a lot harder than i expected to post on Wikipedia. So... i take my hat off to you and all other contributors. Thx again!

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No problem :) Mattg82 (talk) 23:05, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

Peer review limits changed[edit]

This is a notice to all users who currently have at least one open peer review at Wikipedia:Peer review. Because of the large number of peer review requests and relatively low number of reviewers, the backlog of PRs has been at 20 or more almost continually for several months. The backlog is for PR requests which have gone at least four days without comments, and some of these have gone two weeks or longer waiting for a review.

While we have been able to eventually review all PRs that remain on the backlog, something had to change. As a result of the discussion here, the consensus was that all users are now limited to one (1) open peer review request.

If you already have more than one open PR, that is OK in this transition period, but you cannot open any more until all your active PR requests have been closed. If you would like someone to close a PR for you, please ask at Wikipedia talk:Peer review. If you want to help with the backlog, please review an article whoe PR request is listed at Wikipedia:Peer review/backlog/items. Thanks, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 02:49, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

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Chatham Vase[edit]

Hi, I noticed you redirected the Chatham Vase article to Chevening. You are far more experienced in these matters than me, so I'd appreciate the reason. I would have thought that in merging or redirecting, there should be no loss of information, but not only is the Chatham Vase not mentioned in the Chevening House article (only a photograph, which was first used in the Chatham Vase article), but the history of the vase, its connection to the Prime Minister, the inscription, and the accurate geotag have been lost. The Vase used to show up in Google Earth and the like, but that doesn't happen now. JBel (talk) 15:22, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi there, I redirected it at the time as it was unreferenced for a number of years and didn't seem notable. As the target article contained the photo of the vase, I mistakenly believed it also contained info about the vase also. Anyway I have restored Chatham Vase as it is grade II listed and added a reference. Mattg82 (talk) 22:06, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Teahouse updates[edit]

Hi Matt! A few updates for you about Wikipedia:Teahouse, since you're one of our awesome Teahouse hosts!:

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  • The host lounge is open! Please take time to review the materials in the space and start contributing to the how-to pages. Your input is valuable. Not only is it great practice to get our minds thinking like hosts, but, you can also provide easy to understand instructions and sound bites for fellow hosts!
  • Join the conversation by participating on the host lounge talk pages[1][2]. We also have an IRC channel now for hosts to get to know one another, develop your skills, and eventually the channel will serve as an additional help space for new editors!
  • Let new editors get to know you by creating your Teahouse profile. Contribute your profile on the host page at the Teahouse! This serves as a fun way for new editors to get to know the people behind the usernames. You can post a photograph of yourself or an avatar, add a quote about yourself or something you enjoy, and share projects and activities you participate on wiki (with wikilinks).

Very exciting things are taking place, and we'll be opening the Teahouse no later than Monday. Feel free to ping me on or off wiki, and I can't wait to work with you to welcome new editors with a warm cup of tea :) SarahStierch (talk) 03:37, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for taking the time to review my GA submission, and for the helpful suggestions you offered for improving the article. Cheers! 28bytes (talk) 00:03, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

The Teahouse is Open![edit]

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Hi Matt! Great news: The Teahouse is open for business! We're ready to start inviting new users, answering questions and inspiring one another. If you haven't already taken a look at the links provided in the most recent Teahouse update, posted on your talk page, please do! Don't forget to add yourself to the Host page if you haven't already. What's next? Inviting hosts and reporting your invitation information.

  • Please familiarize yourself with this brief rundown of your responsibilities as a Teahouse host.
  • Use the invitation guide to invite new users and report your invites.
  • Make sure you have the Q&A page on your watch page and dive in when answers get asked! Feel free to ask your own questions - either seeking help or inspiring others to share their projects, ideas and inspiration for editing.

See you at the Teahouse! SarahStierch (talk) 18:53, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi Matt! Just dropping by to let the hosts know about some new suggestions I've made based on interactions at the Teahouse thus far. Please take a look when you can! Thanks and I look forward to seeing you participate at the Teahouse! New suggestions regarding Q&A participation for hosts. SarahStierch (talk) 19:24, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Roxette[edit]

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Teahouse ping![edit]

Hi Matt! We haven't seen you at the Teahouse yet since it opened and I just wanted to drop by and say hi and see if you were still interested in participating in the pilot -if so, great! And if not, that's fine too, but it'd just be great to know your status (or if you're busy and will be helping out soon!)! We need hosts to be helping invite and continue to answer questions on the Q&A page! Let me know if you're still interested in participating in the pilot, and hopefully we'll see you there :) Sarah (talk) 23:44, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

The Tea Leaf - Issue One - Recent news from the Teahouse[edit]

Hi! Welcome to the first edition of The Tea Leaf, the official newsletter of the Teahouse!

Spring has sprung! Stop by the Teahouse for a cup of tea under the cherry blossoms.
  • Metrics are out from week one. Week one showed that the need for Teahouse hosts to invite new editors to the Teahouse is urgent for this pilot period. It also showed that emailing new users invitations is a powerful tool, with new editors responding more to emails than to talk page templates. We also learned that the customized database reports created for the Teahouse have the highest return rate of participation by invitees. Check out the metrics here and see how you can help with inviting in our Invitation Guide.
  • A refreshed "Your hosts" page encourages experienced Wikipedians to learn about the Teahouse and participate. With community input, the Teahouse has updated the Your hosts page which details the host roles within the Teahouse pilot and the importance that hosts play in providing a friendly, special experience not always found on other welcome/help spaces on Wikipedia. It also explains how Teahouse hosts are important regarding metrics reporting during this pilot. Are you an experienced editor who wants to help out? Take a look at the new page today and start learning about the hosts tasks and how you can participate!
  • Introduce yourself and meet new guests at the Teahouse. Take the time to welcome and get to know the latest guests at the Teahouse. New & experienced editors to Wikipedia can add a brief infobox about themselves and get to know one another with direct links to userpages. Drop off some wikilove to these editors today, they'll surely be happy to feel the wikilove!

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Removed your name from active hosts list for now[edit]

Hey Matt,

Just writing to let you know that I've removed your name from the list of active Teahouse hosts, because it looks like you haven't participated much since the Teahouse opened. This wasn't supposed to be some passive-aggressive swipe at you; we're really just trying to make sure the list of hosts (and the host profiles that new users see) reflects people who are actively working the Q&A board, inviting new users, etc. This is so new users who are browsing through the host list feel confident that the people the see there are available and engaged. Anyway, we'd still love to have you around and value your contribution, so feel free to come by and add yourself back in when/if you want to take part. Any questions, ping me. Cheers, - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 22:02, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Yeah no problem, I haven't got the energy to be a host right now. Mattg82 (talk) 23:08, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

File:Roxette(per and marie).jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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The Tea Leaf - Issue Two[edit]

Hi! Welcome to the second edition of The Tea Leaf, the official newsletter of the Teahouse!

  • Teahouse celebrates one month of being open! This first month has drawn a lot of community interest to the Teahouse. Hosts & community members have been working with the project team to improve the project in many ways including creating scripts to make inviting easier, exploring mediation processes for troubling guests, and best practices regarding mentoring for new editors who visit the Teahouse.
Springtime means fresh tea leaves...
  • First month metrics report an average of 30 new editors visiting the Teahouse each week. Approximately 30 new editors participate in the Teahouse each week, by way of asking questions and making guest profiles. An average of six new questions and four new profiles are made each day. We'd love to hear your ideas about how we can spread the word about the Teahouse to more new editors.
  • Teahouse has many regulars. Like any great teahouse, our Teahouse has a 61% return rate of guests, who come back to ask additional questions and to also help answer others' questions. Return guests cite the speedy response rate of hosts and the friendly, easy to understand responses by the hosts and other participants as the main reasons for coming back for another cup o' tea!
  • Early metrics on retention. It's still too early to draw conclusions about the Teahouse's impact on new editor retention, but, early data shows that 38% of new editors who participate at the Teahouse are still actively editing Wikipedia 2-4 weeks later, this is compared with 7% from a control group of uninvited new editors who showed similar first day editing activity. Additional metrics can be found on the Teahouse metrics page.
  • Nine new hosts welcomed to the Teahouse. Nine new hosts have been welcomed to the Teahouse during month one: Chicocvenancio, Cullen328, Hallows AG, Jeffwang, Mono, Tony1, Worm That Turned, Writ Keeper, and Nathan2055. Welcome to the Teahouse gang, folks!
  • Say hello to the new guests at the Teahouse. Take the time to welcome and get to know the latest guests at the Teahouse. Drop off some wikilove to these editors today, as being welcomed by experienced editors is a really nice way to make new editors feel welcome.

You are receiving The Tea Leaf after expressing interest or participating in the Teahouse! To remove yourself from receiving future newsletters, please remove your username here. -- Sarah (talk) 21:43, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

List of best-selling music artists[edit]

I see you're not very active nowadays on wikipedia, but I'd want to ask you if you'd want to participate in listing the List of best-selling music artists for WP:FL. After all, we've both participated in the peer review, and you have helped in many aspects of it. Note that I've recently split the page into two, so my guess is that both would need to be listed separately on WP:FL.--Harout72 (talk) 15:25, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

OK I'll help out when I can. It might be best to leave the second page until the first has completed it's FLC. Mattg82 (talk) 22:20, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
I didn't hear from you, so I went again and listed it at WP:FLC. Feel free to add your name if you wish.--Harout72 (talk) 22:22, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── You may understand the request of the reviewer better than me. For the "Total certified units" column, the reviewer states You should ensure that when I click on the heading of the column of "Certified sales" that it sorts by the total of sales. Any idea what he's asking and how to do that?--Harout72 (talk) 15:53, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Never mind I got it.--Harout72 (talk) 18:06, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Host feedback needed at the Teahouse![edit]

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Hi! We're seeking your feedback as a current or formal host at the Teahouse about the project. Please stop by and lend your voice at your convenience, here. Thanks :) Sarah (talk) 20:11, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

The Tea Leaf - Issue Four[edit]

Hi! Welcome to the fourth issue of The Tea Leaf, the official newsletter for the Teahouse!

  • Teahouse pilot wraps up after 13 weeks After being piloted on English Wikipedia starting in February, the Teahouse wrapped up its pilot period on May 27, 2012. We expect this is just the beginning for the Teahouse and hope the project will continue to grow in the months to come!

Thank you and congratulations to all of the community members who participated - and continue to participate!

  • What you've all been waiting for: Teahouse Pilot Report is released! We look forward to your feedback on the methodology and outcomes of this pilot project.
  • ....and if a pilot report wasn't enough, the Teahouse Pilot Metrics Report is out too! Dive into the numbers and survey results to learn about the impact the Teahouse has made on English Wikipedia.
  • Teahouse shows positive impact on new editor retention and engagement
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  • 409 new editors participated during the entire pilot period, with about 40 new editors participating in the Teahouse per week.
  • Two weeks after participating, 33% of Teahouse guests are still active on Wikipedia, as opposed to 11% of a similar control group.
  • New editors who participated in the Teahouse edit 10x the number of articles, make 7x more global edits, and 2x as much of their content survives on Wikipedia compared to the control group.
  • Women participate in the Teahouse 28% of Teahouse participants were women, up from 9% of editors on Wikipedia in general, good news for this project which aimed to have impact on the gender gap too - but still lots to be done here!
  • New opportunities await for the Teahouse in phase two as the Teahouse team and Wikipedia community examine ways to improve, scale, and sustain the project. Opportunities for future work include:
  • Automating or semi-automating systems such as invites, metrics and archiving
  • Experimenting with more ways for new editors to discover the Teahouse
  • Building out the social and peer-to-peer aspects further, including exploring ways to make answering questions easier, creating more ways for new editors to help each other and for all participants to acknowledge each other's efforts
  • Growing volunteer capacity, continuing to transfer Teahouse administration tasks to volunteers whenever possible, and looking for new ways to make maintenance and participation easier for everyone.
  • Want to know how you can lend a hand at the Teahouse? Become a host! Learn more about what makes the Teahouse different than other help spaces on Wikipedia and see how you can help new editors by visiting here.
  • Say hello to the new guests at the Teahouse. Take the time to welcome and get to know the latest guests at the Teahouse. Drop off some wikilove to these editors today, as being welcomed by experienced editors is really encouraging to new Wikipedians.

You are receiving The Tea Leaf after expressing interest or participating in the Teahouse! To remove yourself from receiving future newsletters, please remove your username here. Sarah (talk) 16:45, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

The Tea Leaf - Issue Five[edit]

Stop by for a tasty glass of wiki-iced tea at the Teahouse, today!

Hi! Welcome to the fifth edition of The Tea Leaf, the official newsletter of the Teahouse!

  • Guest activity increased in July. Questions are up from an average of 36 per week in June to 43 per week in July, and guest profile creation has also increased. This is likely a result of the automatic invite experiments we started near the end of month, which seeks to lessen the burden on hosts and other volunteers who manually invite editors. During the last week of July, questions doubled in the Teahouse! (But don't let that deter you from inviting editors to the Teahouse, please, there are still lots of new editors who haven't found Teahouse yet.)
  • More Teahouse hosts than ever. We had 12 new hosts sign up to participate at the Teahouse! We now have 35 hosts volunteering at the Teahouse. Feel free to stop by and see them all here.
  • Phase two update: Host sprint. In August, the Teahouse team plans to improve the host experience by developing a simpler new-host creation process, a better way of surfacing active hosts, and a host lounge renovation. Take a look at the plan and weigh in here.
  • New Teahouse guest barnstar is awarded to first recipient: Charlie Inks. Using the Teahouse barnstar designed by Heatherawalls, hosts hajatvrc and Ryan Vesey created the new Teahouse Guest Barnstar. The first recipient is Charlie Inks, for her boldness in asking questions at the Teahouse. Check out the award in action here.
  • Teahouse was a hot topic at Wikimania! The Teahouse was a hot topic at Wikimania this past month, where editor retention and interface design was heavily discussed. Sarah and Jonathan presented the Teahouse during the Wikimedia Fellowships panel. Slides can be viewed here. A lunch was also held at Wikimania for Teahouse hosts.

As always, thanks for supporting the Teahouse project! Stop by and visit us today!

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The Tea Leaf - Issue Six[edit]

Hi! Welcome to the sixth edition of The Tea Leaf, the official newsletter of the Teahouse!

  • Teahouse serves over 700 new editors in six months on Wikipedia! Since February 27, 741 new editors have participated at the Teahouse. The Q&A board and the guest intro pages are more active than ever.
A lovely little teahouse nestled in Germany from Wiki Loves Monuments
  • Automatic invites are doing the trick: 50% more new editors visiting each week. Ever since HostBot's automated invite trial phase began we've seen a boost in new editor participation. Automating a baseline set of invitations also allows Teahouse hosts to focus on serving hot cups of help to guests, instead of spending countless hours inviting.
  • Guests to the Teahouse continue to edit more & interact more with other community members than non-Teahouse guests according to six month metrics. Teahouse guests make more than twice the article edits and edit more talk pages than other new editors.
  • New host process implemented which encourages anyone to get started as a Teahouse host in a few easy steps. Stop by the hosts page and become a Teahouse host today!
  • Host lounge renovations nearing completion. Working closely with Teahouse hosts, we've made some major renovations to the Teahouse Host Lounge - the main hangout and resource space for hosts. Learn more about the improvements here.

As always, thanks for supporting the Teahouse project! Stop by and visit us today!

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C'mon on back to the Teahouse![edit]

It's easier than ever to be a Host at the Teahouse
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Hi Mattg82! The Teahouse has recently went through some design changes in order to improve it's usability for new editors and for our Hosts. As a former Host, we'd love to see you back. A few changes have taken place about hosting:
  • A new and improved Host Lounge which features calls to action and resources.
  • A simplified Host sign up process. It just takes a few simple steps to add your new profile to our new Host profile page.
  • Concerned about how much time you have to contribute? Don't be. With our new automated Host check in system Hosts can feel less pressure to participate outside of their volunteer capacity - only participate when you want.
  • Teahouse invitations are currently automated! We encourage you to keep inviting, but, there is no pressure or quotas as HostBot does the task for the you.

I hope you'll come back and join us, your skills at making new editors feel welcome and appreciated are invaluable to the Teahouse, and the Wikipedia community. See you there! EdwardsBot (talk) 17:31, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

New suggestion at the List of best-selling music artists[edit]

Hi, I know you're not active nowadays on wiki but if you see this message, I have a new suggestion on raising the bar on the required certified sales. Let me know what you think about it here. Thanks.--Harout72 (talk) 15:50, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Removing Orphan tag with AWB[edit]

I notice on Wikipedia:WikiProject Orphanage under your name that you are active removing tags using AWB. I have been trying to get this to work but have not so far succeeded. How do you get AWB to check for links to a page and remove the orphan tag? --Traveler100 (talk) 06:07, 21 October 2012 (UTC)


Merge discussion for Morris Reserve [edit]

Information.svg An article that you have been involved in editing, Morris Reserve , has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. AltStikMan (talk) 23:56, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

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The Tea Leaf - Issue Seven[edit]

Check out the Teahouse Easter Egg Badge, awarded for helpful suggestions about improving the Teahouse.
Check out the Teahouse Genie Badge, awarded for solving issues on the Teahouse Wishlist.

Hello again! We have some neat updates about the Teahouse:

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Thanks again! Ocaasi 02:20, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

The Tea Leaf - Issue Seven (special Birthday recap)[edit]

A celebratory cupcake from the Teahouse Birthday Badge

It's been a full year since the Teahouse opened, and as we're reflecting on what's been accomplished, we wanted to celebrate with you.

Teahouse guests and hosts are sharing their stories in a new blog post about the project.

1 year statistics for Teahouse visitors compared to invited non-visitors from the pilot:

Metric Control group Teahouse group Contrast
Average retention (weeks with at least 1 edit) 5.02 weeks 8.57 weeks 1.7x retention
Average number of articles edited 58.7 articles 116.9 edits 2.0x articles edited
Average talk page edits 36.5 edits 85.6 edits 2.4x talk page edits
Average article space edits 129.6 edits 360.4 edits 2.8x article edits
Average total edits (all namespaces) 182.1 edits 532.4 edits 2.9x total edits

Over the past year almost 2000 questions have been asked and answered, 669 editors have introduced themselves, 1670 guests have been served, 867 experienced Wikipedians have participated in the project, and 137 have served as hosts. Read more project analysis in our CSCW 2013 paper

Last month January was our most active month so far! 78 profiles were created, 46 active hosts answered 263 questions, and 11 new hosts joined the project.

Come by the Teahouse to share a cup of tea and enjoy a Birthday Cupcake! Happy Birthday to the Teahouse and thank you for a year's worth of interest and support :-)

-- Ocaasi and the rest of the Teahouse Team 20:48, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
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Emerante Morse[edit]

Back in 2010 you PRODded this, and it was deleted. Undeletion has now been requested at WP:REFUND, so per WP:DEL#Proposed deletion I have restored it, and now notify you in case you wish to consider AfD. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 21:51, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

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Request for comment[edit]

Hello Mattg82, I'm here onbehalf of WP:ORPHAN in which you are also a participant. So, we want your opinion to a WP:ORPHAN related matter. It is a proposal by Technical 13. Please have a look here. Your opinion (i.e support, oppose etc) are very much appreciated there. Thank you. By Jim Cartar through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:02, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Backlog drive[edit]

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Hello Mattg82,

WikiProject Orphanage is holding a month long Backlog Elimination Drive to de-orphan articles which have orphan tags!
The goal is to eliminate the backlog of orphan articles. There are currently 120363 articles which have orphan tags. The drive is running from April 12, 2014 to May 12, 2014.

Awards will be given out for all editors participating in the drive in the form of barnstars at the end of the drive. To add your name in the participants list click here.
So start de-orphaning articles! Click here to see the list of articles need de-orphaning. Visit Suggestions for how to de-orphan an article to know more!

Thanks. Opt-out Instructions by Jim Cartar on behalf of WikiProject Orphanage through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:21, 11 April 2014 (UTC)