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Deliberating[edit]

I just want to get straight in my mind what I feel. I dislike the fact that Wikipedia can take over, and feel unrewarding at times, but I like the sense of community, and of doing something good. I miss those I got on with on Wiki, the sense of community is good (though the interrogation scenes which sometimes occur are less than good). I think I will edit for a bit and see how it goes... And that, if anyone cares other than my deliberating mind, is the result. Matty.007 18:27, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

(Oh, and in addition, I will remove pages from my watchlist if I cannot find a good reason for them to be there.) Matty.007 18:43, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Changed mind, going. Sorry. Matty.007 19:14, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Hello again, Matty.007, You probably remember me as one of the new users you had welcomed to Wikipedia more than a year ago, if I remember correctly. I haven't talked to you for a while, but had recently been looking around wikipedia and came across Wikipedia:RFA and, after reading through it, began to consider that you had been an editor for quite a while and was about to talk to you regarding you being nominated for an administrator. However when I went on your profile it said you were temporarily inactive, and I went over to your talk page, to find this. I'm not sure exactly what happened but it appears you left wikipedia. Whether you read this or not, whether you're leaving wikipedia or not, I'd like to say that you're by far my favorite wikipedian, and that I may have left wikipedia if not for your kind welcome when I joined wikipedia. I haven't talked to you much but it's been clear to me that you're an important contributor to wikipedia, so if you're planning on leaving wikipedia, I implore you to stay. exoplanetaryscience (talk) 22:17, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

The King's Speech[edit]

In the Movie “The King’s Speech” did they use the actual speech George VI gave. If so, is there a printed copy that is available to the public? June Carroll - Gibson City, IL 99.47.199.137 (talk) 09:39, 2 November 2014 (UTC) jc_johnston@hotmail.com

Dear Matty 007

Coudl you please assist to get a CYBERPOL page up and running on WIki

Here is the details:

cyberpol.co.uk IPO lisence from the government http://www.ipo.gov.uk/tmcase/Results/1/UK00003031007

There are several publications on the web that can be used.

Best regards

LEE — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.196.60.116 (talk) 19:52, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Deleted my response...[edit]

I think you made a mistake here: [1]. Could you perhaps fix that? Thanks! --Jayron32 15:44, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup award[edit]

Awarded to Matty.007 for participating in the 2014 WikiCup. J Milburn (talk · contribs), The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 21:25, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014: The results[edit]

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The 2014 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), who flew the flag of the Smithsonian Institution. This was Godot13's first WikiCup competition and, over the 10 months of the competition, he has produced (among other contributions) two featured lists and an incredible 292 featured pictures, including architectural photographs and scans of historical documents. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), 2012 and 2013 WikiCup champion, came in second, having written a large number of biology-related articles. Scotland Casliber (submissions), WikiCup finalist every year since 2010, finished in third.

A full list of our prize-winners follows:

Congratulations to everyone who has been successful in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and a particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have participated this year. We warmly invite all of you to sign up for next year's competition. Discussions and polls concerning potential rules changes are also open, and all are welcome to participate. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2014 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! 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 (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:52, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello Matty.007. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

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Matty? Don't let the bad boys scare you off! Hafspajen (talk) 17:45, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 is just around the corner...[edit]

Hello everyone, and may we wish you all a happy holiday season. As you will probably already know, the 2015 WikiCup begins in the new year; there is still time to sign up. We have a few important announcements concerning the future of the WikiCup.

  • We would like to announce that Josh (J Milburn) and Ed (The ed17), who have been WikiCup judges since 2009 and 2010 respectively, are stepping down. This decision has been made for a number of reasons, but the main one is time. Both Josh and Ed have found that, over the previous year, they have been unable to devote the time necessary to the WikiCup, and it is not likely that they will be able to do this in the near future. Furthermore, new people at the helm can only help to invigorate the WikiCup and keep it dynamic. Josh and Ed will still be around, and will likely be participating in the Cup this following year as competitors, which is where both started out.
  • In a similar vein, we hope you will all join us in welcoming Jason (Sturmvogel 66) and Christine (Figureskatingfan), who are joining Brian (Miyagawa) to form the 2015 WikiCup judging team. Jason is a WikiCup veteran, having won in 2010 and finishing in fifth this year. Christine has participated in two WikiCups, reaching the semi-finals in both, and is responsible for the GA Cup, which she now co-runs.
  • The discussions/polls concerning the next competition's rules will be closed soon, and rules changes will be made clear on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring and talk pages. While it may be impossible to please everyone, the judges will make every effort to ensure that the new rules are both fair and in the best interests of the competition, which is, first and foremost, about improving Wikipedia.

If you have any questions or concerns, the judges can be reached on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, on their talk pages, or by email. We hope you will all join us in trying to make the 2015 WikiCup the most productive and enjoyable yet. You are receiving this message because you are listed on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk), The ed17 (talk), Miyagawa (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Figureskatingfan (talk) 18:54, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Funny stuff[edit]

I think that you should add a link to I dream of horses' Funny stuff page at your funny stuff page. Yeah, it is funny too. :) DEW. Adrenaline (Nahnah4) 05:56, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Gave you a sunshine WikiLove! :)[edit]

There, I said it. Visit your award page for a pleasant surprise! :) DEW. Adrenaline (Nahnah4) 06:01, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

GOCE coordinator elections[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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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!

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Seasonal Greets![edit]

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Hello Matty.007, May you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New year 2015.
Happy editing,
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Ah, best wishes for a happy holiday season ...[edit]

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Merry Christmas![edit]

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Dear Matty.007,
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Best wishes to you, your family and relatives this holiday season! Take this opportunity to bond with your loved ones, whether or not you are celebrating Christmas. This is a special time for everybody, and spread the holiday spirit to everybody out there! Face-smile.svg
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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!

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Happy Holidays![edit]

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Happy editing,
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Your GA nomination of 2006 CECAFA Cup[edit]

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Your GA nomination of 2006 CECAFA Cup[edit]

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Happy New Year![edit]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! A new year has come! How times flies! 2015 will be a new year, and it is also a chance for you to start afresh! Thank you for your contributions!
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WikiCup 2015 launch newsletter[edit]

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Round one of the 2015 WikiCup has begun! So far we've had around 80 signups, which close on February 5. If you have not already signed up and want to do so, then you can add your name here. There have been changes to to several of the points scores for various categories, and the addition of Peer Reviews for the first time. These will work in the same manner as Good Article Reviews, and all of the changes are summarised here.

Remember that only the top 64 scoring competitors will make it through to the second round, and one of the new changes this year is that all scores must be claimed within two weeks of an article's promotion or appearance, so don't forget to add them to your submissions pages! If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAN, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages. Good luck! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs)
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GA nominations for 2013 CECAFA Cup, 2013 in Kenyan football and 2012 Kagame Interclub Cup[edit]

Hey Matty. Just wanted to bring these 3 articles to your attention and let you know that they are currently good article nominees; their promotion has been put on hold because a few issues with them still need to be dealt with. I recently also had the 2012 CECAFA Cup article promoted to GA-class, but I've been ridiculously busy lately so I'm not always available on Wikipedia. Since you're the one who turned the 1973, 2000 and 2006 CECAFA Cup articles into GA-class material, and you're a member of WP:AfF, I was just wondering whether you could add these 3 articles to your to-do list as well. Davykamanzitalkcontribsalter ego 12:16, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

changes to the longitude of the ascending node for earth, and argument of the perihelion[edit]

As part of an astronomy course I came across a change (that people say was done by you on Dec 30th) in the value of the recorded longitude of the ascending node for Earth's orbit, and the argument of perihelion at this page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth

I don't have any inside knowledge of this topic but I wonder what prompted you to make this change. I'm hoping it's some kind of inside knowledge of JPL data, rather than somebody playing with your account. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.66.100.202 (talk) 23:08, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Claiming reward for Frederick Edward-Collins[edit]

Hi Matty.007. I noted you haven't edited on wikipedia since November 2014, but I still decided to accept your reward board challenge to improve Frederick Edward-Collins from stub-class to start-class. It wasn't easy, but I expanded the article to over 1500 characters of prose, using three of your hidden references and an additional four that I found myself. I'm not in any rush, but i'd like to claim the reward you offered whenever you log in next. Cheers. Freikorp (talk) 11:31, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

February 2015 Wikification drive[edit]

Greetings! Just spreading a message to the members of WikiProject Wikify that the February drive has been started. Better late than never! Come on, sign up! :) Grinding, grinding, grinding... what are we finding, finding, finding... (talk) 23:34, 8 February 2015 (UTC)


Valentine Greets!!![edit]

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Happy editing,
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Happy Valentine's Day!!![edit]

Happy Valentine's Day, to you and yours! Cheers, Grinding, grinding, grinding... what are we finding, finding, finding... (talk) 23:24, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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Thank you, Matty, for quality articles and contributions to Rose, folly Lund's Tower, on-time sports people such as John Baines, for taking care of requested articles and the process, for diligent reviews, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:13, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 773rd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:26, 20 February 2015 (UTC)