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Merge[edit]

Merge Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 into the Miss Asia pacific World article. Per consensus on the pageants notability. Thanks.--BabbaQ (talk) 23:58, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

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Kowalski[edit]

I moved the disambiguation page as part of a two-part move I had planned. The supercentenarian Kowalski is most certainly the primary article. I don't think that the priest even meets our notability standards, and I say that as one of the project's most ardent inclusionists. (His beatification may have eked him by had it been done by anyone other than Wojtyla, who beatified more people than all the Popes who came before him combined.) In any case, a hat-note at the supercentenarian's article would have been the proper way to handle this. I moved "Józef Kowalski" to "Józef Kowalski (disambiguation)", while planning to move "Józef Kowalski (uhlan)" to Józef Kowalski". Apparently, we mortals can't perform such moves as the latter. This request seems straightforward and uncontroversial, so I hope you're willing to complete it for me. Joefromrandb (talk) 04:33, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Women in the military[edit]

Hi Neelix, I've just moved this article back to Women in the military. This wording doesn't imply that this is only referring to a single military force (articles like Women in the Australian military do that with clearly specific titles), and I don't think that Women in militaries is good gramatically. Per WP:BRD, could you please start a discussion if you think that the article's long standing title should be changed? Regards, Nick-D (talk) 10:33, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi Nick,
Thanks for contacting me on this issue. What grammatical issue do you have with the title "Women in militaries"? It is interesting that your concern is grammatical; that is exactly my concern with the title "Women in the military", namely that it is improper grammar to simultaneously refer to multiple militaries as "the military". You also said that you oppose the title "Military women" because that phrase refers to something other than the subject of the article. I am unfamiliar with this distinction and I would be grateful if you could clarify. I appreciate your willingness to engage with me on this subject.
Neelix (talk) 20:32, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
Hi, I don't think that 'Women in the military' would be seen as national-specific given that Wikipedia is an international encyclopaedia (eg, 'Men in the construction industry' wouldn't be seen as specific to any nation or type of business). 'Military women' could include women who have some relationship with a military force, but are not actually part of such a force, which isn't the topic of the article (eg, this could include the partner of a member of the military, civilian contractors or 'camp followers' given that such women have some kind of meaningful relationship with a military force but aren't a member of the force). I hope that this is OK. Happy to discuss further on the article's talk page. Regards, Nick-D (talk) 10:59, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Edit on The Phantom of the Opera (song)[edit]

Hi there,

I made a comment regarding an edit you made a couple of years back at Talk:The_Phantom_of_the_Opera_(song). Please reply there if you'd like to comment or disagree with it (or whatever). All the best, Ubcule (talk) 18:40, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Special request for TFL[edit]

Hi Neelix. Since you have contributed so many blurbs for TFL, I wanted to put in a request with you for a future TFL blurb. The World Cup is about to start, and I think it would be great if we had a related TFL to run sometime around the final weekend. List of FIFA World Cup finals is an FL, and looks like it would be a list of high relevance that has the potential to be one of the most-viewed TFLs ever. Do you think this is a good idea? Giants2008 (Talk) 01:26, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Dark-throated listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Purple-headed listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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  • This is probably the last of them for a while. Thanks for your understanding. --BDD (talk) 21:26, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Books & Bytes, Issue 6[edit]

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Jography listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Newfoundland move?[edit]

I declined a technical request to move Newfoundland back to Newfoundland (island) and suggested that the IP consider opening a formal move discussion. Since your move protection is still in place I'm letting you know. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 14:18, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Orthographic projection (cartography)[edit]

Could you please revert these disruptive changes? It would have been good to discuss this first. WP:NCDAB suggests nothing inappropriate about the original title. It’s not a good change. Any use of an orthographic projection results in a “map” according to several branches of mathematics, but that “map” does not necessarily mean a cartographic map in any recognizable sense. Strebe (talk) 04:56, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Antihistory listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Online Ambassador Question[edit]

Hi there Neelix.

I have applied for the Online Ambassador position for the Education program. My application is on the Education Noticeboard and is waiting to be approved. Who approves Online Ambassador applications? Course Instructors, Regional Ambassadors, other Online Ambassadors, or Admins? Thanks. --AkifumiiTalk 03:46, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

印度 listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Environment of Korea listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Main Page[edit]

Hey! Neelix, I want to say that I wNted her article to appear on the main page on her birthday (18 july). Since, i was not able to do the same with the main article of hers. Please, understand this year her birthday is colliding with the available slot of main page. I think, if no this year, then i dont think i would be able to do until next 7-8 years. As, it depends on available dates and her birthday collising on same date. Pls understand.—Prashant 02:55, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed[edit]

Hi Books & Bytes recipients: The Wikipedia Library has been expanding rapidly and we need some help! We currently have 10 signups for free account access open and several more in the works... In order to help with those signups, distribute access codes, and manage accounts we'll need 2-3 more Account Coordinators.

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Precious again[edit]

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Thank you for quality articles on underrepresented topics, such as Carabane and 2012 tour of She Has a Name, for uploading images and illustrating Featured articles, for gnomish tasks, and for your trust in collaborative interdisciplinary free access for everyone, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (29 June 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:54, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 526th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:26, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Left-handed (disambiguation) for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Left-handed (disambiguation) is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Left-handed (disambiguation) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Boleyn (talk) 15:08, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

OA for Writing Course?[edit]

Hi Neelix! I am looking for two online ambassadors to help with a course I'm teaching in the Education program. More specifically, I'm hoping to find a few ambassadors who can review student proposals for possible edits and sources from July 25th to July 30 and then review article drafts from July 30 to August 11. I'm working on putting the full schedule up on the course page but those would be the main duties of the ambassadors involved. Think you'd be interested? Matthewvetter (talk) 19:36, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Schmidlapp.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Schmidlapp.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 18:55, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Frogs disambiguation and redirect pages[edit]

I noticed that you have recently created a bunch of frog disambiguation pages. Please be aware that template:Refer should always be substituted, i.e. use {{subst:Refer}}. Also, it's useful to list the species name in italics for each species listed. Cheers! —Anomalocaris (talk) 19:21, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Anomalocaris,
Thank you for contacting me on this issue. I notice from the Refer template talk page that Rich Farmbrough objected to the template being substituted earlier this month, and I tend to agree with him; I don't see a reason to substitute this template. Has there been a discussion on this subject, or a guideline that has been written? As far as I can tell, not substituting the template facilitates consistent formatting among disambiguation pages. I would be glad to hear why you think it should be substituted.
Neelix (talk) 19:31, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
I do not understand Rich Farmbrough's point, but whatever it is, he is the only one who has spoken up for it. On page Template:refer, it says:
This template should always be substituted, i.e. use {{subst:Refer}}.
Most of the time, there are no Pages that link to "Template:refer" in namespace "Wikipedia"
and this is presumably because there are Wikipedia editors who routinely change all uses of {{refer}} to {{subst:refer}} in the article namespace. If you have more to say on this, please reply here to keep the conversation in one palace. —Anomalocaris (talk) 20:05, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
Unless there is good reason to substitute the template or there has been a discussion where the community has come together and made a decision on this point, I would recommend removing that statement from the template. The talk page does not evince reasons for substituting nor a consensus-achieving discussion. I see no benefit and only detriment to substituting this template. Neelix (talk) 20:10, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
If you think so, take it to Template talk:Refer. Good luck! —Anomalocaris (talk) 20:38, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Nondemocracy listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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