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Merry Christmas[edit]

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Victuallers talkback is wishing Melody Season's Greetings! Thanks, this is just to celebrate the holiday season and promote WikiLove, and hopefully makes your day a little better. Spread the seasonal good cheer by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone with whom you had disagreements in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Share the good feelings. - Vic/Roger


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Malerisch's proposals[edit]

Sorry, are you planning to add all the articles Malerisch has pointed out are in level 3 but not level 4? I reverted your discussion closes because we've usually been discussing them before we add them, just to let everyone else know what's going on; but that was before I noticed you were adding them in yourself. Personally I have no problem with it, but that doesn't seem to be how we've been doing things recently. Cobblet (talk) 19:23, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the tips on the vital articles project[edit]

Hi, Melody,

I really appreciate you mentioning the Meta list of vital articles, which I studied thoroughly after you mentioned it. A list with so few editors involved, and so few total edits, will be good to revisit and update as the discussion of the English Wikipedia level 4 revisions continues.

As I've followed various WikiProjects, I've noticed that an editor is running a tool to show article pageviews by project, with results summarized in Popular pages reports for most WikiProjects. For example, you can see the popular pages report for WikiProject India at Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Popular pages and in general you can go to most WikiProject main pages and just append the subpage link "/Popular_pages" to the main page URL to see the popular pages report (there are some exceptions, that is projects for which there is no Popular pages summary). The popular pages are shown in strict rank order of pageviews from all sources, including redirects, and thus show a different count of pageviews from that shown by the link to the grok.se tool from the article's history page.

Of course pageviews are far from the only consideration when deciding what to list as a vital article on Wikipedia, but to do our work on trimming the vital article list in disregard of actual pageview behavior by Wikipedia readers seems to miss out on a valuable source of guidance on what to prioritize. What I will try to do as I respond to nominations is especially look at reference books I have at hand (more for some subjects than for others, and especially many for psychology) to see how the reference sources divide up the world of knowledge into more or less essential topics. I appreciate your thoughtful comments and careful attention in the numerous active discussions on the project talk page just now. See you on the wiki. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 22:39, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Discussion Wins[edit]

Quick closing discussions that you did not open and which are only a few days old, archiving them immediately after closing, and taking a demeaning attitude towards other users is not conducive to collective discussion. Discussion is our primary (possibly only) tool of figuring out things, discerning what we collectively want to do, and (most importantly) reassessing whether what we have done in the past is the right thing for the future. When you have disagreements in the future, I hope you'll consider discussion and engage in practices which foster such open dialogue rather than stifling it. That would help all of us not only contribute to the project, but improve it over time. Thank you. AbstractIllusions (talk) 19:43, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

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Inserting blasting caps into blocks of C-4

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A Jazz band plays in a park festival

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The Sistine Hall of the Vatican Library

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Lucky the Dinosaur at Walt Disney World was the first animatronic creation to walk on land

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Sheridan Le Fanu was one of the leading ghost story writers of the nineteenth century

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A historical map of West Africa from 1707

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A solar flare erupts from the Sun, an example of solar activity.

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A Nunivak Cup'ig man with raven maskette – in the Raven Tales the raven is the Creator god

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A handheld camcorder ia a typical consumer electronics device

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Arches were used in Ancient Roman architecture to build aqueducts, such as the Aqueduct of Segovia

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Aerial photograph of George Bush Intercontinental Airport, an international airport in Houston, United States

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Seasoned and chargrilled lamb fillet steak

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Central America is the geographic region that connects North America and South America.

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Inside an ice hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

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Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the world's first national park

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Suggestions for source list sought[edit]

Hi, Melody,

I recall we met while working on the 10,000 vital articles list. I just saw an edit of yours that reverted an edit by Aprock (a very experienced and thoughtful Wikipedian), and I support Aprock's edit because it best matches what reliable secondary sources say about the "warrior gene" issue (that there is no such gene). As it appears you have an interest in biology and genetics, I'd like to invite your attention to an ever-growing source list on human genetics I keep in user space for all Wikipedians, which can always use new suggestions of sources from knowledgeable editors. There is a lot of good stuff to read listed in the source list, but there could be more, so feel free to suggest new sources you know about so that the list becomes more useful over time. See you on the wiki. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 21:44, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

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A pizza is an oven-baked flat bread typically topped with tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings

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Sleeping is part of everyday life

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Naan[edit]

Hi Melody Lavender: per your comment at WP:TAFINOM regarding Tandoor bread, actually, I had already nominated Naan prior to your comment. See here. Cheers, NorthAmerica1000 19:39, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I didn't see that and I supported it. --Melody Lavender 19:44, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
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Military aviation and missile guidance are examples of modern military technology.

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A beach on the island of San Andrés, a tourist destination in the Caribbean

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The Mexico–United States border spans six Mexican states and four U.S. states, with a total length of 3,145 km (1,954 mi).

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Game design is the art of creating rules and mechanics to facilitate interactions between players in a game.

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education program[edit]

I understand the spirit of many of your comments - you are clearly coming from a good-hearted place, but I don't have a sense that you have a sense of the problem, nor its scope. A whole flood of articles is listed in wikiproject medicine, that students dumped marginal-to-bad-to-COPYVIO content into - all these students trying to hit their deadlines and just throwing crap into WP. I've tried to engage students and I find that they are generally really not open to hearing about things like UNDUE or even about COPYVIO. Your comments would be better received (and probably different) if you were getting into the trenches and dealing with the damage - and if you had the experience of doing that.... Jytdog (talk) 17:13, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

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A plate of spaghetti and meatballs.

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