User talk:MelanieN

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For your perusal.....[edit]

You made the news. Just a passing mention mind, no indepth coverage yet. ;) Dylanfromthenorth (talk) 01:50, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Oh, and again here (at the bottom). Dylanfromthenorth (talk) 01:54, 3 February 2011 (UTC)
Wow, and here it is again [1] in a separate story about the same issue. Think I'm notable yet? 0;-D --MelanieN (talk) 00:22, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Required Notification[edit]

This is to notify you that I have opened a complaint about your behavior in the Victoria Pynchon matter here:

Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive757#Complaint About Editors' Behavior In Victoria Pynchon Deletion Discussion

Pernoctus (talk) 21:23, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

I modified the link for the record when the discussion was archived. --MelanieN (talk) 15:57, 2 July 2012 (UTC)


Hey there; as thanks for your great articles, I've granted you the "autopatrolled" userright :). Keep up the good work! Ironholds (talk) 00:04, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

No problem! The articles you've been writing are awesome :). Ironholds (talk) 00:44, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Recent RfCs on US city names[edit]

April 2012: Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (geographic names)/Archives/2012/June#WP:USPLACE was not officially made into an RfC or officially closed.

September-October 2012: On another page, Talk:Beverly Hills, California#Requested move was closed as "No move".

An extensive November 2012 discussion involving 55 people was closed as "maintain status quo (option B)". Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (geographic names)/Archives/2012/December#RfC: US city names.

A discussion in January 2013 later was never officially made into an RfC or officially closed; discussion died out with 18 editors opposed to a change and 12 in favor. Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (geographic names)/Archives/2013/February#Request for comment .

Discussion started in June 2013: Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (geographic names)/Archives/2013/June#Naming convention; speedy-closed per WP:SNOW.

December 2013-February 2014: Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (geographic names)#Should the article be at Bothell or Bothell, Washington? . Closed as "no consensus to change existing practice (that is, USPLACE)."

January-February 2014: Associated proposal for a moratorium on USPLACE discussions. Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (geographic names)#Moratorium on WP:USPLACE change discussions. Closed as "There is a one year moratorium on changing the policy at WP:USPLACE unless someone can offer a reason that has not been discussed previously."

A burrito for you[edit]

Tasty San Diego

If I were in San Diego right now I'd buy you a local-style burrito at your favorite place. Thanks for doing what you do on Wikipedia. Cheers! Binksternet (talk) 01:26, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, Binksternet! I'll bring the guacamole! --MelanieN (talk) 01:35, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
P.S. Was there anything in particular that inspired this delicious gesture? I don't remember our paths having crossed recently. --MelanieN (talk) 09:05, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
I saw you cross swords with somebody at DYK and I wanted to register my pleasure at your presence here. Best! Binksternet (talk) 22:11, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
LOL! OK, thanks. --MelanieN (talk) 22:19, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Halfstar Hires.png The Half Barnstar
You were an important part of improving Glore Psychiatric Museum, and you did it while enduring a horse whipping. More importantly, you did it with poise and style. In spite of the misguided efforts of some, the article is better than my simple start. I'm looking forward to working with you again soon. Dennis Brown |  | WER 01:40, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
LOL, that's my first half barnstar! Thank you, Dennis, it was a pleasure working on this article with you and I'd enjoy doing it again. This time I'll avoid the drama! --MelanieN (talk) 01:43, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
Sometimes it can't be helped, and drama hunts you down, with the skill and grace of Elmer Fudd hunting Bugs Bunny. Dennis Brown |  | WER 02:02, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
BTW, Dennis - it may have been a hassle, but at least the DYK listing DID induce more than a thousand people to read your article. That's something. Maybe a few of them will even visit the museum - and say "I read about it on Wikipedia!" --MelanieN (talk) 18:52, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
That is true, thanks for the optimistic message :) BTW, when you use a [[User:name]] or {{u|name}} template to ping someone, the software will not read it and ping them UNLESS it also sees four tildes, so if you add it later, you MUST remove your old sig and put in ~~~~ again. The tildes are the trigger to tell it to look for pings. ie: I didn't get the ping. Dennis Brown |  | WER 22:55, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
OIC. So long I've been here, so much still to learn... --MelanieN (talk) 22:57, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
Ha, see the archived section on my talk page re: quotes. I had crow for dinner. Dennis Brown |  | WER 23:02, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
And when you want to mention someone but don't want to trigger the echo notification system, you can use {{noping|username}} template. That template uses a lua script to void the notification. Face-grin.svg Jim Carter 04:33, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Then why would you use any kind of coding on the name? Why not just say their name, if you don't want to ping them? --MelanieN (talk) 04:58, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
To avoid confusion. For example there are 12 editor with the name first name, Sarah. If I say "please take a look on the Sarah's userpage" then you will get confuse finding her. To avoid such confusion as well as to link her userpage without notification. We use it like this: Sarah. We also use it on our Editor of the Week project. I used that template to link your userpage without mentioning you, when I nominated you for Editor of the Week. Face-smile.svg Jim Carter 08:37, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
We use the noping template at WER for the editor of the week, as Jim noted. Or asking for a review on someone and you aren't on an admin board. It isn't used often, but can be handy. In some areas like WP:SPI, the ping templates don't ping them anyway, to prevent notification that isn't manual. Dennis Brown |  | WER 09:50, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes... I forgot about SPI. Face-tongue.svg Jim Carter 11:00, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, both of you. Always learning in this place! --MelanieN (talk) 14:25, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Actually, Dennis, your page got more that TWO thousand views.[2] Its time on the front page must have been split between two days as Wikipedia counts them. No question but you picked an interesting topic to write about! --MelanieN (talk) 15:44, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Preston Taylor[edit]

Hey Melanie, the article I was working about Preston Taylor is now almost complete. Please take a look here. You will see that there are some red links. Most of the redlinks are notable and I'm planning to start an article about his wife, Georgia Gordon Taylor.

Now I was thinking to take this article for DYK. Currently I'm having three articles on my userspace waiting for you to nominate. Since you already know that DYK is in trouble, and it is not possible to take Preston Taylor article for GA standard. So, what should I do?? Jim Carter 06:01, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Let me think about it - and take a look at your article. Some nominations for DYK do go through easily; they aren't all horrible. --MelanieN (talk) 13:50, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Okay take a look and let me know whenever you decide to nominate. Thanks, Jim Carter 14:36, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Great article! You have really done the research and made an excellent article; he was even more important and interesting than I thought. I tweaked it a little (as I usually do). Here's an idea about DYK: Do you have drafts of any other related articles, such as Greenwood Cemetery or Georgia Taylor? We could do a double DYK if you want to try that. Or maybe it would be better to keep it simple and just do him. --MelanieN (talk) 15:14, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

All credit goes to you. Face-smile.svg I'm just a writer of that article but the idea was given by you. So, in this case you have to add yourself in the credit list. Yes, I have a draft of Greenwood Cemetery (I haven't moved it) It is here. I'm also doing some research work so that I can start article on Georgia Gordon Taylor. BTW, What is double DYK?? Jim Carter 16:54, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
A double DYK is a Did You Know question that references two brand-new articles in one hook. I have only done one double; you can see it here, it's the one about William Walter Leake and John E. Hart. There's no particular merit in doing a double, but it does give you credit for two DYKs at one time. On the other hand, under current circumstances it would mean that both articles would be held to current high standards. The Preston Taylor article would certainly be OK under that kind of scrutiny; I'm not sure about Greenwood Cemetery, which has less sourcing available. Maybe we'd better just stick to Preston Taylor. And since I am not sure Greenwood Cemetery could meet their current criteria, maybe you should consider just moving it to mainspace and not worrying about DYK. That would "blue" one of the redlinks in this article. --MelanieN (talk) 17:13, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
P.S. There could still be a problem with copyvio/close paraphrasing between your article and some of its sources; that is likely to become an issue at DYK. For example, comparing the article to this site. Example: Your article: "Taylor was deeply affected by the exclusion of Black communities from post-war reconstruction projects. Once settled in Mt. Sterling, Taylor secured a contract from the Big Sandy Railway to build sections of track from Mt. Sterling to Richmond." Source: "Deeply affected by the exclusion of Negroes from local Reconstruction projects, Taylor secured a contract to build several sections of the Big Sandy Railway from Mount Sterling to Richmond, Virginia." You might want to do a comparison of the article with the sources and make sure you don't have too much similarity. --MelanieN (talk) 17:25, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
BTW I don't know much about images; since the photo of Preston Taylor given in several of the references is almost certainly from before 1923, does that mean it is public domain? Talk page stalkers, any help with this question? --MelanieN (talk) 17:32, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Although I double checked the draft with respect to there references, it's possible that I overlooked any copyvio issue. Currently I'm out of town with my phone. And today is a very bad day for me. I lost my luggage bags (someone stolen), due to heavy rain trains were delayed by 13 hours, and now I'm sitting in the railway platform with my phone saying "20% charge left". Very bad day for me. Hence I can't compare the draft for few days (I'm not going to have laptop access) so I was wondering if you can do this work. And I don't know about image copyrights, maybe Dennis can help here. Thanks, Jim Carter 18:15, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Anything pre-1923 is automatically PD in the US, thus at Wikipedia. As long as it can be reasonably demonstrated or surmised from the photo itself. Dennis Brown |  | WER 19:16, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Dennis, that's what I thought. Jim, sorry to hear you are having such a bad day! I'll see what I can do with the article. There's no rush as long as it is still in draft form. --MelanieN (talk) 19:29, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Murder of Danielle van Dam[edit]

I have closed the RM, but the lead needs to be rewritten. Cheers, --kelapstick(bainuu) 20:36, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll get right on it. --MelanieN (talk) 20:43, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Good bye[edit]

Hello Melanie, I'm going to take a long wikibreak, for more than 2 years. That means I'm not going to edit for sometime. So, I request you to help improve my draft articles and move it to mainspace. You can take Taylor for DYK if you wish. Many thanks for all you did. God bless, good bye. Your friend, Jim Carter 19:05, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Jim, not really! I hope you will be back before that. But in the meantime, good luck with whatever you have going on, and come back sooner than that! --MelanieN (talk) 02:48, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for ‪United States Custom House (San Ysidro, California)‬[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:47, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Very cool, no I didn't see, thanks for submitting it and also following up. The DYK area is all new to me, very neat. It does go back to the original reason why I bother writing things for Wikipedia. Because more people will see it and benefit by the information than any other way of publishing. Keizers (talk) 14:55, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

WikiDefender Barnstar Hires.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
For inspired talk page stalking... :D Peridon (talk) 19:42, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
LOL, thanks! Did you see the discussion where they want us to stop saying "stalker" and start saying "watcher"? What fun is that??? --MelanieN (talk) 20:42, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
P.S. Don't think I convinced him, though. I posted the same note on his talk page, and he told me, very politely (got to hand it to him), to buzz off. --MelanieN (talk) 21:15, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Oh, look at that: he finally got someone to userfy it for him! Persistence pays! --MelanieN (talk) 21:21, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
(ec) He's been to the Teahouse, amongst other places. Not listening, because we're not saying what he wants to hear. He'll repost it with references to unsuitable places - or maybe none at all. I'll leave it to someone else. Anyway, I'm staying as a talk page stalker (except occasionally I an a stalk page talker just for the hell of it...). Peridon (talk) 21:27, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
I put the title on my watchlist, so I'll know when/if he launches it again... --MelanieN (talk) 21:29, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Humble request[edit]

MelanieN, if you have time, please take a look at my interaction yesterday with Lightbreather, starting first at the Teahouse, and then on my talk page. If I was too harsh with her, I will apologize. Thank you. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 21:15, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

LOL, I saw my talk page light up and I thought "oh, oh, I must have annoyed Cullen with my stalking". I'll take a look but from what I saw at your talk page end of the discussion, you were absolutely correct. Shall I {{tps}} that conversation too, just to back you up? --MelanieN (talk) 21:18, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
You have never annoyed me once. No need to comment on my page, as I would prefer to move on. But if you see anything I should be aware of, please let me know here. And thanks again. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 21:26, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Just FYI, that's no newbie. A newbie is not likely to be capable of launching an Arbitration Enforcement Request. And now I see that s/he has been to ANI multiple times (read the discussion that this links to, where s/he is called an SPA with multiple previous visits to ANI, a proposed Fresh Start which didn't work out, etc.), another ANI launched by this user which nearly boomeranged into a topic ban [3], etc. etc. Clearly you have nothing to apologize for in dealing with this user. IMO they are an experienced POV warrior trying to play the newbie-with-hurt-feelings card. --MelanieN (talk) 21:38, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I was aware of much of that. I read (or skim) a lot more ANI threads than I comment on. Often, silence is the best response, in my opinion. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 22:49, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Just a nice thank you.[edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Thanks for the arrow tip, Melanie, If you have any curiosity about UFOs, keep stalking Rjc1. It's going to get pretty interesting when I finally adapt comfortably to this medium. Rjc1 (talk) 17:03, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the cookie! --MelanieN (talk) 17:05, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

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LOL, thanks! You are the fastest talk page stalker on Wikipedia! 0;-D --MelanieN (talk) 19:11, 13 July 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for your message about this recent talkpage discussion, it sounds very interesting. Unfortunately I completely missed the discussion on the page subsequent to my comment and I don't have permissions for deleted pages. Thanks very much for saving a copy - perhaps next to the other stuff would be an appropriate place to archive this new content to - and it will be visible to all editors via search I guess. Nice to see you around again, all the best --nonsense ferret 00:10, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Replied at your talk page. --MelanieN (talk) 03:10, 17 July 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for the changes you made to the article on Lucille Norman. Looks much better! She had a most beautiful voice, and deserves a great page. CatherineCathlec (talk) 18:59, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Since nobody has commented[edit]

Hi MelanieN. While I have no objection to this edit at Non-apology apology, I do think that you may have been a little quick to make the change. You noted the content was dubious on 14 July and then removed it on 17 July. Bold editing is absolutely allowed and even encouraged. Still, my own practice in such cases is to wait at least a week to see if anyone responds to talk page comments in which I propose removing content. That's not based on policy or consensus; it's just my own practice, developed in response to occasional objections from other editors. You can take that advice for whatever you think it's worth. Happy editing, Cnilep (talk) 23:23, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your input, @Cnilep:. I'm glad to know you don't object to the change, and equally glad to know those articles are on somebody's watchlist. I often do wait a week for reaction, but I don't make it an absolute rule; sometimes if all I hear is crickets I just go ahead and do it. In this case if someone shows up and objects, I will revert (as in BRD) and discuss it with them. --MelanieN (talk) 23:32, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Stanford Main Quad[edit]

I welcome the help. --Erp (talk) 02:38, 19 July 2014 (UTC)


FYI:User talk:Kudpung#School AFDs. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 03:37, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Julián Castro, HUD Secretary[edit]

Hi, Without knowing recent history with the move discussion, I asked Drmies about adding the acute accent to Secretary Castro's name. It is a fact that "Julián" is correct. Secretary Castro spells his name with the diacritic; and in my view, the incorrect spelling of his name places Wikipedia in a poor light. Secretary Castro also pronounces his name as one would with the diacritic.

It is apparent that editors have made note of the fact that many periodicals have spelled his name "Julian", and they have used that as justification for maintaining status quo. Many wrongs do not make that right. The HUD website is spelling his name with the diacritic, and the HUD Office of Public Affairs Press Secretary has emailed me to confirm that his name is spelled with the diacritic.

Since you had been involved in the discussion, and presented good thought in support of the move, I would like to ask you for a brief history, and any possible thoughts that you may have concerning accomplishing the addition of the diacritic at this point. Thank you in advance for your thoughts. Doc2234 (talk) 23:47, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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rescued for San Diego
Thank you for quality articles around San Diego, its people, places, education, for chocoholic, Dial, for rescuing several hundred articles from deletion by diligently adding sources, and for encouraging reviews, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:00, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 562nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:18, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Thank you again, Gerda, you are PRECIOUS yourself for your dedication to spreading Wikilove! --MelanieN (talk) 17:10, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, I like "dedication", but it's recognition of merits more than love ;) - I had great examples, - did you see in the list that the first bunch received an individually chosen poem, for example? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:18, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

United States Army Reserve Center, Rio Vista[edit]

Nice work! Thanks for taking this on. I came across it while going through orphaned articles, so if you could try de-orphan it that would be great. Thanks. Graham Gbawden (talk) 06:41, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

@Gbawden: It is de-orphaned already (minimally: two other articles link to it). If it survives the current AfD I may try for a few more links. --MelanieN (talk) 15:09, 7 August 2014 (UTC)


Peace Barnstar 6.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
because you apparently don't have enough of these Dkriegls (talk to me!) 08:03, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Dkriegls! --MelanieN (talk) 14:32, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject TAFI[edit]

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Hello, Melanie. You're invited to join WikiProject Today's articles for improvement. Feel free to nominate an article for improvement at the project's Nominated articles page. Also feel free to contribute to !voting for new weekly selections at the project's talk page. If interested in joining, please add your name to the list of members. Jim Carter (from public cyber) 09:51, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
I personally want you to join, we need experienced eyes. It is far better than DYK. I have also joined the project. Please join. Thanks, Jim Carter (from public cyber) 09:51, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the invitation, but I think I'll pass. I'm not very fond of organized, let's-all-do-this approaches and edit-a-thons and such. I like to find my own "articles for improvement". But enjoy! --MelanieN (talk) 17:44, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Okay. Btw I saw your comment at one of the current Afd. I saw you mentioned a link to WP:42. Don't forget to see WP:NOT42 and talk page of 42. Regards, Jim Carter (from public cyber) 19:39, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I am familiar with WP:NOT42. It is just an essay, "the advice or opinions of one or more Wikipedia contributors", and I choose to ignore it. I personally find 42 a useful shortcut, and I think it can be helpful to newbies and people wondering why I am trying to delete their article. --MelanieN (talk) 21:30, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
P.S. Please also see Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:The answer to life, the universe, and everything, where the decision was "snow keep". Some people hate this page, but there was a strong consensus to keep it. --MelanieN (talk) 21:35, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Hmm. No problem I thought you might like to see it, I myself also use to link it at Afd. Btw I already saw that MfD. Anyway, I have a question, Let there be two editors, X editor and Y editor. Both of them were editing and improving an article, X editor thought to change its citation style from {{cite}} to {{Sfn}}. And X editor started changing it being WP:Bold. Suddenly Y editor reverted the change with an edit summary WP:CITEVAR and WP:CONSENSUS. X editor started a thread for consensus at it's talk page. Y editor was having a disagreement with X editor. Although the article looks like a mess and have heavy citation clutter with {{Cite}} but still Y editor supported using {{Cite}} with reasons like, Newbies will not understand how {{Sfn}} works. Suddenly another newbie came in and supported editor X. Y editor almost confused and can't handle the situation, he left messages at two admins talk page (Both the admins were good friends of Y editor) and started calling them at the articles talk page for discussion although both the admins have no relation with the article (never have edited that page). Y editor explained one of the admin at the admins talk page that X editor is an inexperienced newbie (X editor helped 1 article to meet GA, 1 article to meet FL and have started 3 DYKs). One of the admin came and took the side of Y editor and accused X editor for WP:BATTLE. I have tried my best to explain the case, now the question arises who is correct, X editor or Y editor?? Didn't Y editor actually canvassed when he called those unrelated admins (admin interven was not required)?? Is it correct to call X editor inexperienced newbie when he have done some good works like DYK, FL, GA?? Did X editor used common sense??

I would like to know the answers, Thanks, Jim Carter (from public cyber) 06:27, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Wow, that's hard to follow. I assume you are talking about an actual situation, but I can't evaluate it without seeing the actual case. But the bottom line is that both styles, "cite" and "sfn", are equally acceptable here. I gather that the article was originally written in "cite" style. Editor X prefers "sfn" style and changed it; that was BOLD. Someone else objected and changed it back; that was REVERT. Time to DISCUSS, but I don't really see what there is to discuss. If there is no consensus to change to "sfn" style, IMO it should remain in the style which the original author of the page used, which in this case was "cite". Again: Wikipedia has no preference for one style over the other. It's unfortunate that someone personalized the decision by talking about the editor instead of the article, but I wouldn't make a federal case out of that; sometimes we have to have a bit of a thick skin here. This may not be the answer you were hoping for, but IMO it's time for editor X to drop it and move on. --MelanieN (talk) 09:01, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
OK, I found the discussion you are talking about. There was nothing wrong with bringing some well respected admins into the discussion, and they all said pretty much the same thing: that either style is acceptable, and you are wrong to try to insist on "sfn". Personally I don't like the sfn style, I prefer cite, but that's beside the point; either is acceptable. My opinion remains: time to move on. And also, in the future, you should not insist on the sfn style if others object to it. BTW don't be offended by people thinking you are a newbie; on this "public" account you look like one - here less than two months, only 600 edits. Remember, a search of your contributions only shows your "public" account; it doesn't show all the stuff you did under your original account. So the description was not accurate, but it was understandable, and not worth getting upset over.
I'm glad you asked me about this. You know that I will always give you my honest opinion, even if it is not what you want to hear - and you also know that I am your friend. --MelanieN (talk) 09:14, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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You deserve three barnstar, this one because your advice to my question here. Jim Carter (from public cyber) 10:30, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For improving and moving Preston Taylor Jim Carter (from public cyber) 10:34, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For improving articles that are minutes away from deletion. Jim Carter (from public cyber) 10:40, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
My goodness! I came to my talk page this morning and was dazzled by all the stars! Thank you, Jim Carter. --MelanieN (talk) 14:05, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Main Quad (Stanford University)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:03, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

So what did you study at Stanford?[edit]

Wondering what it was like. I visited the campus in 2012 and took lots of photos but did not know enough to write descriptive captions.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 18:38, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

I majored in chemistry - with a minor in German. It was (and is) a pretty amazing place! I could help with captions, or if I can't, Erp could. We have a number of articles that could use photos, including a brand new article about the Main Quad that just came off DYK. Thanks for asking! --MelanieN (talk) 19:35, 20 August 2014 (UTC)