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I saw from here that it's been exactly five years since you joined the project. Happy WikiBirthday! Keep up the good work, rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 17:35, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

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40-year old Fargo business page question[edit]

Hi MathewUND, I found you in the ND project page. I'm a new "registered" user of Wikipedia and am wanting to learn more about the possibility of creating a page for the company I work for, Swanson Health Products. It's a very large international distributor of natural health supplements that was founded in Fargo, ND, and is still family owned. We represent over 17 nations with our large and growing staff. We're one of the best employers in the state and have a significant economic impact. I posed the question on my user page and was given a very nice response by another user saying it would probably be best not to write this on my own. I have read all the guidelines and know he is probably correct. I'm wondering if somebody else would have better luck at writing an article about Swanson, or if it's a lost cause altogether. Any tips? Advice? Point me in the direction of another editor/author? Thank you very much for any help you could give me, and I apologize if this is not the correct forum to ask my question. Hansonbe (talk) 21:14, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

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GF as featured article - GF Herald working on a story - please respond[edit]

Hi, this is Ryan Johnson from the Grand Forks Herald. I'm working on a quick story about Grand Forks being the featured article on Wikipedia's homepage today, and thought you sounded like a good person to speak to about this.

If you can talk for a few minutes today about GF's time in the limelight, I would greatly appreciate that.

You can email me at rjohnson@gfherald.com

Or call me. My direct office line: <redacted> My cell phone: <redacted>

Hope to hear back from you, and thanks in advance!

Ryan Johnson Reporter, Grand Forks Herald

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Congratulations on the Grand Forks article being the featured article of the day!! You are finally recoginzed for all of your hard work!! You do excellent work!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.38.41.65 (talk) 07:25, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

+1. The Grand Forks article is quite nice. Good job. Philippe Beaudette, WMF (talk) 03:37, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! Also thanks to Philippe for the feedback for the local paper's article. Check out the story here.--MatthewUND(talk) 03:52, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Shields, North Dakota[edit]

Could you take a look at Shields, North Dakota. It's been expanded heavily using WP:OR and does not comply with WP:NPOV, particularly the commentary on population. It's been edited by an 96.3.137.168 IP editor and User:Global.Geo.Historic.Data, whom I suspect are the same person or persons. Global.Geo apparently is a "group account," which violates WP policy (per that users talk page). They were questioned in their editing of Bismarck, North Dakota and reprimanded for origional reseach and edit warring. If Global.Geo has stopped editing and switched to this IP as a resuylt, he or she may be trying to subvert these past warnings. The edit pattern is similar, and I've posted a comment on the IP's talk page.

I think the information this person could provide could be beneficial, but I don't want to see articles on North Dakota expanded poorly just for expansions sake. Could you advise on what options there may be?DCmacnut<> 13:41, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

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Removal of Grand Forks school info[edit]

Matthew,

I edited the page to include all the Elementary and Middle Schools due to the High Schools and some of the Elementary and Middle Schools being previously listed and in part due to my personal appreciation of several other town pages that have listed their schools, it makes it easy to research education when relocating to a new town. I was a little confused though when I came back and saw that you had edited it to list only the High Schools. My question to you I guess is this, what makes it ok to post some but not all of the schools in the district? What makes the High Schools more important than the lower schools? Personally, I would rather see all the schools listed but I can understand that listing each school individually may not appeal to some people so I wouldn't have a problem with your edit had it played out evenly across the board. In a situation like this, proper etiquette dictates an "all or nothing" approach. What's good for the goose is good for the gander!

Sincerely,

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Other contributors of note include:

Featured topics have still played no part in this year's competition, but once again, a curious contribution has been offered by British Empire The C of E (submissions): did you know that there is a Shit Brook in Shropshire? With April Fools' Day during the next round, there will probably be a good chance of more unusual articles...

March sees the WikiWomen's History Month, a series of collaborative efforts to aid the women's history WikiProject to coincide with Women's History Month and International Women's Day. A number of WikiCup participants have already started to take part. The project has a to-do list of articles needing work on the topic of women's history. Those interested in helping out with the project can find articles in need of attention there, or, alternatively, add articles to the list. Those interested in collaborating on articles on women's history are also welcome to use the WikiCup talk page to find others willing to lend a helping hand. Another collaboration currently running is an an effort from WikiCup participants to coordinate a number of Easter-themed did you know articles. Contributions are welcome!

A few final administrative issues. From now on, submission pages will need only a link to the article and a link to the nomination page, or, in the case of good article reviews, a link to the review only. See your submissions' page for details. This will hopefully make updating submission pages a little less tedious. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) J Milburn (talk) 01:20, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

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Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Information icon Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in over one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed pending your return if you do not return to activity within the next several days. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, and that you have not been inactive for a three year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. MadmanBot (talk) 00:30, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Please do not remove my sysop capabilities. I will return to the project in the near future. Thanks.--MatthewUND(talk) 01:27, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Question about Steven K Sydness[edit]

I don't know much about Wikipedia but see that you have a history here and made some changes on the article about Steven K Sydness. A recent change indicates that Mr. Sydness died in April of this year. Did you make that change? If not, who did? Where does that detail come from? Do you have any independent verification of the death? Thank you.

Question about Steven K Sydness[edit]

I don't know much about Wikipedia but see that you have a history here and made some changes on the article about Steven K Sydness. A recent change indicates that Mr. Sydness died in April of this year. Did you make that change? If not, who did? Where does that detail come from? Do you have any independent verification of the death? Thank you.72.198.222.69 (talk) 22:08, 15 May 2014 (UTC)