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Circumscriptional name[edit]

Hello, Matt! Thanks for criticism on this one. I fully agree, the way it's written is rather confusing. Gonna improve this as soon as I have time or as I can figure out a better way of saying it. Cheers. Vae victis 16:30, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

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Thich Phuoc Hue[edit]

Hi. I've removed the use of the religious title as name and in the title because it really doesn't seem to be the way things are done in articles of other religious leaders. I'm afraid I've left it in a bit of mess though without the title anywhere. Do you know all of the forms of address to go in an infobox? Also I think the information that you have put up needs refences. Thanks A Geek Tragedy 17:34, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

Autodesk vault[edit]

Don't worry about "jumping the gun" sometimes an AfD is what we need to get a fire under someone to do a rewrite. Thats one of the reasons we do the AfD. Hope you keep contributing. --Pboyd04 22:40, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

You beat me to the deletion of BBBD&GWHH[edit]

I was just about to tag Big Bad Booty Daddy & Great White Hooter Hunter for deletion, but you got it first. Nice grab. Tim Sailor 22:02, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

convent riots[edit]

Are you still working on the Ursuline Convent Riots article? If not, could you removed the "under construction template?--Kerowyn 06:32, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

LAYYLIAAAAALIALYYAAAALYIAAAAAAAAAA[edit]

Was LAYYLIAAAAALIALYYAAAALYIAAAAAAAAAA meant to be funny, or did someone use your computer when you weren't looking? It's certainly a speedy candidate if ever I saw one... in fact it got speedy-deleted even as I typed this. Fourohfour 18:18, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Actually I didn't add that: I saw it on the New Pages list. I thought I nominated it for speedy; on the other hand I think it got caught up in an edit conflict -- someone marked it nonsense at the same time I did, I guess. It's not listed any more on my contributions. But then it wouldn't be if it was deleted, now would it? -- MatthewDBA 21:26, 10 February 2006 (UTC)
  • (I don't put "funny" in here; I take Wikipedia's status as an encyclopedia very seriously, and I wish I knew how my name somehow got attached to the article. Hmph. -- MatthewDBA 21:28, 10 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Given that your other contributions seemed to be of good quality, I'm quite prepared to believe you. Haven't a clue what happened, though. BTW, I think contributions aren't listed once they get deleted; it was literally speedy-deleted between my typing the first part of the sentence above and finishing it off, so it certainly would have been gone by the time you saw my reply. Fourohfour 13:08, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Alice@[edit]

Well spotted. Deleted now. Just zis  Guy, you know? [T]/[C] 22:35, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Template:Good article[edit]

Template:Good article has been listed for deletion. Please vote to keep this template at Wikipedia:Templates_for_deletion/Log/2006_March_25#Template:Good_article. —RJN 10:58, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Version 1.0 "Release Version Qualifying"[edit]

Hi, I'm interested in your feedback on Wikipedia talk:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Release Version Qualifying. It's essentially an idea to use a process similar to WP:FAC to identify and handle articles and lists that would go in a release version. Maurreen 19:47, 8 April 2006 (UTC)


WP 1.0[edit]

I thought since you are interested in this project you might be interested to see a CD version of en now exists see Wikipedia:Wikipedia-CD/Download & 2006 WP CD Selection. This is being discussed on the 1.0 project pages but progress breeds enthusiasm so I thought I would let you know. --BozMo talk 09:13, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Libya[edit]

Hi,

I've recently added Libya to the list of featured article candidates. Overall the candidature is going well with many of the objections now sorted out. The final concrete objection is with the article's prose. I have been the main contributor to the article and have been looking at it for the previous 9 - 10 months. My eyes no longer see it freshly, so I am not a suitable copy-editor!

To meet the final demand of copy editing, I have been advised to ask different people to edit parts of the article.

I would really love to get this article featured as you can probably see from the page's history! I've worked very hard on it and I see this as possibly being the final hurdle.

You can see the prose objections, mostly raised by Sandy, on the candidature page. If you have the time, please choose a section (Politics, Religion, Culture etc.) and copyedit, perfect, ace it! I would be very grateful with any help I can get.

Thanks a lot,

--Jaw101ie 16:56, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples[edit]

An article that you have been involved in editing, Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples, has been listed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples. Please look there to see why this is, if you are interested in whether it should be deleted. Thank you. --Eastmain 07:22, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Harry Potter[edit]

Hello, MatthewDBA. Over at WikiProject Harry Potter we're trying to compile a list of active participants. Your name, along with all other project participants, has been placed on the inactive list. If you'd like to get involved again, please place your name back on the active list, and take a look at the project talk page for the latest happenings.

RHB(AWB) 23:13, 30 December 2006 (UTC), on behalf of WPHarry Potter

GAC backlog elimination drive[edit]

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July 2007 GAC backlog elimination drive[edit]

A new elimination drive of the backlog at Wikipedia:Good article candidates will take place from the month of July through August 12, 2007. There are currently about 130 articles that need to be reviewed right now. If you are interested in helping with the drive, then please visit Wikipedia:Good article candidates backlog elimination drive and record the articles that you have reviewed. Awards will be given based on the number of reviews completed. Since the potential amount of reviewers may significantly increase, please make sure to add :{{GAReview}} underneath the article you are reviewing to ensure that only one person is reviewing each article. Additionally, the GA criteria may have been modified since your last review, so look over the criteria again to help you to determine if a candidate is GA-worthy. If you have any questions about this drive or the review process, leave a message on the drive's talk page. Please help to eradicate the backlog to cut down on the waiting time for articles to be reviewed.

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WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter for November 2007[edit]

The November 2007 issue of the WikiProject Good Articles newsletter has been published. Comments are welcome on this, as well as suggestions or offers of assistance for the December 2007 issue. Dr. Cash 01:16, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter for December 2007[edit]

The December 2007 issue of the WikiProject Good Articles newsletter has been published. Comments are welcome on this, as well as suggestions or offers of assistance for the January 2008 issue. Dr. Cash 01:06, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles January Newsletter[edit]

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WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter[edit]

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WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter[edit]

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April GA Newsletter[edit]

The April issue of the WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter is now available. Dr. Cash (talk) 03:57, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles May Newsletter[edit]

The May Newsletter for WikiProject Good Articles has now been published. Dr. Cash (talk) 22:16, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles newsletter[edit]

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Cleanup taskforce[edit]

I have been inactive in assigning articles and running the overhead. If soemone is willing to help then I'm willing to try to get it going again. Are you interested in helping with the organization? You can grab any of the existing articles. RJFJR (talk) 15:28, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

The Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic[edit]

I have moved your comments from my user page to my discussion page where I think they belong. Also, I have sorted the problem so please reinstate the article.

Many thanks --John Price (talk) 20:56, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter[edit]

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Cosmological argument[edit]

MatthewDBA,

I have posted a response on the article's discussion page.

12.208.25.100 71.39.35.41 (talk) 23:13, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

GA Sweeps invitation[edit]

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I am sending you this message since you are a member of the GA WikiProject. I would like to invite you to consider helping with the GA sweeps process. Sweeps helps to ensure that the oldest GAs still meet the criteria, and improve the quality of GAs overall. Unfortunately, last month only two articles were reviewed. This is definitely a low point after our peak at the beginning of the process when 163 articles were reviewed in September 2007. After nearly two years, the running total has just passed the 50% mark. In order to expediate the reviewing, several changes have been made to the process. A new worklist has been created, detailing which articles are left to review. All exempt and previously reviewed articles have already been removed from the list. Instead of reviewing by topic, you can consider picking and choosing whichever articles interest you.

We are always looking for new members to assist with the remaining articles, so if you are interested or know of anybody that can assist, please visit the GA sweeps page. In addition, for every member that reviews 100 articles or has a significant impact on the process, s/he will get an award when they reach that threshold. If only 14 editors achieve this feat starting now, we would be done with Sweeps! Of course, having more people reviewing less articles would be better for all involved, so please consider asking others to help out. Feel free to stop by and only review a few articles, something's better than nothing! Take a look at the list, and see what articles interest you. Let's work to complete Sweeps so that efforts can be fully focused on the backlog at GAN. If you have any questions about the process, reviewing, or need help with a particular article, please contact me or OhanaUnited and we'll be happy to help. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 08:30, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Montessori Method - major revamp[edit]

Mathew: I know you have been working on a "major revamp" of Montessori Method. I mentioned to you a couple of months ago that I was doing this as well. I have completed the task,and would appreciate any comments you have before I post it up. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Havis1/Montessori_method Havis1 (talk) 19:52, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

April 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive[edit]

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March 2011 GAN backlog elimination drive a week away[edit]

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WikiProject Good Articles will be running a GAN backlog elimination drive for the entire month of March. The goal of this drive is to bring the number of outstanding Good Article nominations down to below 50. This will help editors in restoring confidence to the GAN process as well as actively improving, polishing, and rewarding good content. If you are interested in participating in the drive, please place your name here. Awards will be given out to those who review certain numbers of GANs as well as to those who review the most. On behalf of my co-coordinator Wizardman, we hope we can see you in March. MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 00:12, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

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March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:

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Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.

I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!

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Research to understand article reviews[edit]

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We’re a team of researchers at Stanford University, and we’re interested in how editors review nominated articles for GA status. Rather than just looking to the assessment guidelines, we’re also interested in how individual editors then use these guidelines to evaluate articles.

We were hoping if you’d be able to spend some time with us, and help us understand how you would differentiate, say, a C-class article from a Good Article.

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GOCE March drive awards[edit]

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I award you this Copy Editor's Barnstar for insisting on clear, comprehensible, and grammatically correct articles. Thanks for copyediting a grand total of 43,749 words during the March backlog drive. We really appreciate your help! All the best, Miniapolis 20:37, 1 April 2014 (UTC)


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Copy editing[edit]

Excuse me, are you available for copy-editing? URDNEXT (talk) 15:55, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!

TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.

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GA Cup[edit]

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).

The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.

--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:29, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup
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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:04, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

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