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Merry Christmas![edit]

Important Notice: Your 2013 Arbitration Committee Election vote[edit]

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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)

MfD nomination of Talk:List of The Angry Video Game Nerd episodes/draft[edit]

Talk:List of The Angry Video Game Nerd episodes/draft, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Talk:List of The Angry Video Game Nerd episodes/draft and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Talk:List of The Angry Video Game Nerd episodes/draft during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. DexDor (talk) 19:31, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Template:Country flag IOC alias BEL[edit]

Hi, I talked about this to you at the start of this year, and I see now someone has reverted your change once again. Could you please revert it back into the civil flag (since the state flag is NEVER EVER used), because I don't seem to be able to change it. Thanks in advance, Takk Belgium (talk) 11:49, 29 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)

CMN Icon[edit]

Hi User:MSGJ,

We have recently been having an issue with a certain language icon template, specifically {{cmn icon}}. Unlike every other language icon I've used, this template was adding a seemingly-defunct category to pages on which it was used ("Articles with Mandarin-language external links"). I've changed the template code, I think, but the issue hasn't yet resolved itself. Would you mind taking a look? Thanks in advance. P.S. The template {{zh icon}} does not have this problem, but we cannot substitute it for the CMN template for reasons of accuracy.  White Whirlwind  咨  19:12, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

@White whirlwind: The {{zh icon}} does categorise, specifically into Category:Articles with Chinese-language external links, but that's a hidden category, so you don't see it on articles unless you have the relevant user preference set. Using {{cmn icon}} makes Category:Articles with Mandarin-language external links show as a redlink at the bottom of articles like Book of Documents because it doesn't exist, and non-existent categories cannot be hidden. --Redrose64 (talk) 20:49, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
@Redrose64:, I have created the category page and made it hidden, and the problem is now solved. Thanks very much for your help!  White Whirlwind  咨  23:47, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
OK, but why did you not set the category's wikicode to
{{polluted category}}
{{Non-English-language external links category|Mandarin}}
- this would not just have been consistent, it would also have placed it in the category tree in an appropriate place. --Redrose64 (talk) 23:53, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

WP:PLANTS use of class=SL[edit]

Hi, thanks for your revert of my addition of sl=yes to Template:WikiProject Plants/class. I did realize that it wasn't needed after you'd reverted – I hadn't fully followed through the sequence of template expansions.

As WP:PLANTS uses the "start list" class, an appropriate icon should be shown, rather than the current question mark icon. By analogy with the "bl" for a B-Class List and "cl" for a C-Class List, the icon for "sl" should be the start-class icon. This needs the following line added to Template:Class/icon:

|sl    = title="Start-Class List"    >[[File:Symbol start class.svg      | Start-Class list      |16px]]

It seems uncontroversial to me, so could you do this please? Peter coxhead (talk) 10:01, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Okay, Yes check.svg Done, although you will not usually see the icon because the fault (like for Start-class) is not to display. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 10:17, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
It does at least stop a ? appearing, e.g. at Talk:List of plants by common name which previously showed "?-icon SL" rather than just "SL" as now. So thanks. Peter coxhead (talk) 11:29, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Re Nabih Berri[edit]


All edits are backed by secondary sources. Should I find consensus with the sockpuppeteer who is doing the job of a PR firm?

Callsfortruth (talk) 00:26, 6 September 2014 (UTC)