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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)

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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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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)

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Precious again[edit]

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

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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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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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volcanic eruption dinosaur image[edit]

Hello, I have some time to start thinking about this image, but need your input. Anything you can tell me about would be helpful, but I can start with some questions.

  • Are we going for hyper/photorealistic or more illustrative?
  • Do you want dino corpses?
  • Do you want a more panoramic perspective, with eruptions in the distance, or something more local, like stifling closeness of a dying forest?

Anything you can share about the vision would be perfect. de Bivort 20:52, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. I think I have an idea of what you want. Can you give me some technical details on the eruption itself? Was it a series of fissures? If so, any estimate on their count or density? I.e were they distributed broadly or tightly concentrated? Should I imagine something like an intensified Laki eruption, or something more like all the volcanoes in the Cascades erupting simultaneously? de Bivort 22:18, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
Another question - the eruptions evidently occurred over tens of thousands of years. At any one time, how many eruptions would be visible from a nice vantage point? de Bivort 00:48, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi - thanks for the ping. I'm busier than I expected, but have had a little time to work on it. I'm starting by compositing the landscape, will add specific fissures, lava floes and maybe a large volcano or two, followed by vegetation and then dead dinosaurs. but this is the start. [1]. component images are from Iceland, naturally. de Bivort 16:29, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Yep life is catching up with me, and is likely to do so for a while. (start of the academic year). I'm happy to relinquish my role, or hand off my image if someone else wanted to use it as a backdrop. I would still enjoy completing this, but I probably shouldn't guarantee any timelines. de Bivort 19:21, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
I will get around to it, and enjoy it ... eventually. You could post to the image review thread and find volunteers, though most people make images of dinosaurs against empty backgrounds, rather than scenes. de Bivort 19:32, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

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Need for disambiguation on Belden Inc.[edit]

I disagree with your opinion that Belden Inc. needs disambiguation. Belden Inc. is the unique, legal name of the company. If it were say Belden (company) I would agree. Belden Brick Company does not even use incorporated as part of there name, if they did that would be a minor point of confusion. In my opinion it is near impossible that someone linking to Belden Inc. intended to get Belden Brick Company.--Svgalbertian (talk) 14:15, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

You have convinced me. I have retargeted the redirect accordingly. Neelix (talk) 14:22, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

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Tunnel Railway[edit]

I've removed the image from the lead and TFA blurb of Tunnel Railway; since the whole point of the article running now is to mark the re-opening of the tunnels, it's too confusing to have a lead image (let alone a TFA main page image) that shows the tunnels as sealed and derelict. If I get the chance, I'll nip along the coast and get a picture of the things as they look now, but not making any promises. – iridescent 2 09:44, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

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Invitation to review[edit]

Hello Neelix, I hope you are well. As I greatly respect your opinion and your voluminous work here, I am inviting you to review Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Tintin in Tibet/archive1. I know you mostly as the editor who once had time to be one of the principle editors of the Tintin articles, back in the earlier days of Wikipedia, long before you were needed on more important projects. Sometimes I feel like I have taken over the work you began. Anyway, this will be my first Featured Article and I have only asked you and one other editor. If you are able to provide your thoughts and support to this article, I thank-you. Cheers. Prhartcom (talk) 14:14, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Mind Meld[edit]

Hi there, I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your article on Mind Meld. So much so that I've nominated it for Did You Know at Template:Did you know nominations/Mind Meld. Feel free to add extra hooks etc, I did the QPQ review already for you. Regards, Miyagawa (talk) 22:31, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

What do you think of the Masters of the Universe?[edit]

I have crudely starting splitting articles as I don't know the correct manner in which to do it. I very much respect your opinion what do you think of these articles Snake Face (fictional character), Roboto (character),Shadow Weaver (character),Stinkor (character),Moss-Man,Ram-Man (character),Man E Faces,King Hssss I split them as I believed they now have enough sources to be legitimate solo articles. If you think they should be merged to List of Masters of the Universe characters by all means do it. But could show me how to merge and split articles so I don't make these mistakes in the future. Dwanyewest (talk) 00:42, 5 September 2014 (UTC)


On a unrelated note I made the same mistake with Miyamoto UsagiDwanyewest (talk) 01:10, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
If deletion is the correct option do what must be done because this issue will come up eventually. If you have to do this with Miyamoto Usagi also do it. Dwanyewest (talk) 02:26, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Miyamoto Usagi and Talk:List of Usagi Yojimbo characters#Split Miyamoto Usagi as a solo article might explain things. Dwanyewest (talk) 03:01, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Usagi_Yojimbo_characters&oldid=371533844 3 July 2010 was when Miyamoto Usagi was merged. Dwanyewest (talk) 03:16, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

I tried reading about splitting I am too easily confused I think I will wait for someone to split and add the sources and sentences. Dwanyewest (talk) 03:58, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

If you think I added enough content for can you separate some of the articles. Dwanyewest (talk) 20:50, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

OK I will work towards improving the list as stated then. Dwanyewest (talk) 21:23, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Sandra Zober[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Gloria Rand[edit]

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DYK for Mind Meld[edit]

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Not my life[edit]

Hi Neelix, pleased that you're still focused on this depressing issue! Have only had time to have a brief look, shall carry on in morning. It is looking like a quality article. All best Iztwoz (talk) 22:46, 16 September 2014 (UTC)