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Mocha[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mocha.jpg Fail link to your user page.

...and one question - how did you do that?!? :D If you can spend a little time for explain I will be very happy! :)

Gryzzly92 (talk) 18:20, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Re: Phytopathology Articles[edit]

Great, thanks! I'll set those up as subpages soon so we can work on them.

I have an article written on the effects of climate change on plant disease. My dissertation is going to include a chapter on the effects of climate change on potato late blight most likely. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Earlycj5 (talkcontribs) 21:12, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Phytopathology Articles[edit]

I see you're a plant pathology Ph.D. student as well. I've got four more articles that I wrote for Prelminary Exams or Qualifying Exams, whatever you call them on your side of the pond. Would you be interested in helping me get them cleaned up for Wikipedia? I saw what you did with the Epidemiology one. I wasn't sure how to handle the references in the article itself, thanks for fixing those for me. I've articles on climate change effects on plant disease, I just posted plant disease forecasting but didn't clean it up much, remote sensing applications to plant pathology, and GIS applications to plant pathology. Cheers! Earlycj5 (talk) 19:16, 8 March 2008 (UTC)


Article History[edit]

Have you looked at the tables on {{ArticleHistory}}? If so, give me an example of a page you need to update and we can work it through. I will be offline much of tomorrow though because I am driving with a caravan of Obama supporters to register Michiganders to vote.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 07:41, 9 August 2008 (UTC)


University of Nottingham Halls of Residence[edit]

I would like some clarification regarding your reversion of my edits to the above article, because the article referred to, although a blogger article, contains the correct legal statements and is of an original source. It is obvious that the information reffered to certainly is of relevance to this wiki article. I may also question your motives and impartiality as a former student of the University of Nottingham. Beatlesfan456 (talk) 16:39, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Oh, and you could do with brushing up your grammar also. Beatlesfan456 (talk) 18:37, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

I have to say that I concur with Million's position here. Blogs do not meet the guidelines at WP:RS, and so are not eligible as references. If you wish to question someone's neutrality on this, then I must ask quite why you are so insistent that this be included. -mattbuck (Talk) 20:10, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
Why, wouldn't you be? And in any case she needs to brush up her grammar before she considers issues such as referencing. Beatlesfan456 (talk) 21:48, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
I don't think the issue of what a reliable reference is and my grammar are related. I know I am bad at grammar and spelling, I told you I acknowledge this on my user page, so stop bringing it into the equation. Million_Moments (talk) 06:51, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
"Please can the discussion be brought to Talk:University of Nottingham Halls of Residence where it will be seen by more of the community which will hopefully address your issue of neutrality. Million_Moments (talk) 06:57, 4 September 2008 (UTC)"
Can you not do it yourself? Moreover I do think your ability to edit Wikipedia and your spelling and grammar are related. Although adequate spelling and grammar are apparently not required for a Biology Ph.D. If you revert other people's edits, then expect to be scrutinized yourself. Beatlesfan456 (talk) 20:12, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
Please refrain from personal attacks. -mattbuck (Talk) 11:32, 5 September 2008 (UTC)


Phyllody[edit]

"I love your picture of phyllody on cornflower, which I put on the phytoplasma article as well. How did you know which phytoplasma disease it had?" Hi MM -- I'm so glad you liked my photo! I especially like how the "normal" coneflowers are visible in the background. Your praise means a lot since I see you're a biologist.  :) I think I just lucked out on finding aster yellows as the disease. That and I'm a good Google User.  :) It seems fairly common on Echinacea and the description at the University of MN Extension Service talks about green, distorted, erect, stunted flowers. I was sad to read I had to destroy the infected plants as the disease can spread. I thought they were rather cool looking -- sort of like alien plants. I did dry two of the really neat looking ones and took a lot of photos. Thanks for adding the photo to the phytoplasma article, MM. Feel free to correct "aster yellows" if it turns out I guessed the wrong disease. ~ Alicia aka Estreya (talk) 14:12, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Adoption[edit]

I need to know a little about what kind of work you can teach me. Tell me and maybe I can consider it. MKguy42192 (talk) 06:39, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Wow, sounds like you get a lot of favorable replies. I think you got yourself a pupil. MKguy42192 (talk) 19:10, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
Well, then good! MKguy42192 (talk) 04:11, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Good, just visiting my family. I haven't been online lately. MKguy42192 (talk) 06:50, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Hey, check out my Constantine page on Wikipedia. All nice and perked up, huh? MKguy42192 (talk) 07:40, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

GA review[edit]

I am displeased with your review and GA result. I thought your comments were all addressed, and you allowed no time to address Matisse's comments. By the way, the Knightley article has obvious deficiencies - so should it be delisted? Gimmetrow 12:36, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Why do you apparently believe that your displeasure gives you the right to remove the record of this review from the article's talk page? --Malleus Fatuorum (talk) 20:53, 21 October 2008 (UTC)


Ipswich 2006 serial murders[edit]

Congratulations on the GA! I don't necessarily want to post on the talk page about anything I see, but I will here. I'm not sure how deeply an FA review will look at the extant sources, but in case they do, there are some that are now dead links and I couldn't find adequate sources to replace them, however, I didn't tag them as dead links, just to avoid issues from that. They are all from sky.com. I've noticed that there are consistently sites where references will disappear - yahoo news, google/ap news, etc., but I've not come across sky.com. In any event, citation 53 (http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1300814,00.html Prostitute murder trial begins), citation 55 (http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1300460,00.html Jury Sworn In For Suffolk Murders Trial), and citation 60 (http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1305048,00.html Ipswich Killer Should Face Death Penalty) are the three links I found. I'll look deeper at the article later today. Wildhartlivie (talk) 20:47, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Heads up[edit]

Hi Million Moments,
Thanks for the links & all the information on how to get about the editing. I was hoping more that someone would improve on my feeble attempt - Not to be so!!

While you're on the line - I was actually looking for information on diseases of hops - do you have any good leads? I had intended building on the page slowly, firstly collecting websites and then putting together a page specifically on hop "agronomy/horticulture". I wil get it right in the end!
Regards Andbrew.downes (talk) 08:16, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

A note from the GACC[edit]

Hi there Million Moments!
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copyright tag[edit]

ty for your message re North Downs photo

I have no idea what further information is required or how to go about adding it. This is a photograph which I took myself, so there should be no copyright problem Ehrenkater (talk) 17:34, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

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UoN logo on floorball club[edit]

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Moscow Gold[edit]

Please excuse my extended absence. I haven't been paying attention to Wikipedia lately because of RL issues, thanks for your patience. Will check GA Review immediately. ;)

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WikiProject Novels Newsletter - June 2009[edit]

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Ta[edit]

Thanks for the welcome. Dominic Hardstaff (talk) 18:26, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

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Service awards proposal[edit]

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Hey! File:CA - CDCR Map.png is not a logo. A free map could be made. However because CDCR has most of its content as public domain, I'll just move it to the Commons. WhisperToMe (talk) 20:37, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

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Photo for thesis[edit]

Please do use my photo in your thesis! It's an honor to be chosen. :) You can credit me as "Alicia Williams". Actually, I see I uploaded a really low resolution photo. If you want the full-sized photo, just email me at therealestreya AT gmail DOT com and I'll get it to you! Good luck to you!

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Survey[edit]

Hi Million Moments!

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Science lovers wanted![edit]

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University of Nottingham Students' Union Council[edit]

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Good Article Nominations Request For Comment[edit]

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WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:
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WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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DYK RfC[edit]

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GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! A GAN Backlog Drive will begin in less than 4 days!

In past Backlog Drives, the goal was to reduce the backlog of Good article nominations. In the upcoming drive, another goal will be added - raising as much money as we can for the Wikimedia Foundation. How will this work? Well, its pretty simple. Any user interested in donating can submit a pledge at the Backlog Drive page (linked above). The pledge should mention the amount of money the user is willing to donate per review. For example, if a user pledges 5 cents per review and 100 nominations are reviewed, the total donation amount is $5.00.

At the time this message was sent out, two users have submitted pledges for a total of 8 cents per review. All pledges, no matter how much money, are greatly appreciated. Also, in no way is this saying you must make a pledge.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or leave a message on the Backlog Drive talk page. And remember, there are less than 4 days before the drive starts!--EdwardsBot (talk) 03:10, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! Just a friendly reminder that the GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on December 31, 2013!

If you know anyone outside of the WikiProject that may be interested, feel free to invite them to the drive!

If you have any questions or want to comment about something regarding the drive, post them here--EdwardsBot (talk) 00:03, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

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:

  • This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
  • Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
  • The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
  • An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.

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!

--Dom497

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:58, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive[edit]

The March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on April 1, 2014! Sent by Dom497 on behalf of MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

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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.

If you would be interested in participating in a Backlog Drive sometime before the end of this year, please notify TheQ Editor. Also, make sure to specify what month(s) work best for you.

At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.

As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

Sent by Dom497--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

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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