User talk:Nergaal

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Hey Nergaal. Just thought you should get some recognition for getting Planet up to FA level. :-) It was a bit of a slog, but you stuck with it. Congratulations!Serendipodous 09:07, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
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For getting Dwarf Planet to FA, and expanding the brag sheet of the now defunct ACID. Zginder (talk) (Contrib) 16:56, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
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Nergaal has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Nergaal's day!
For your simply outstanding featured content,
enjoy being the Star of the day, Nergaal!

20:35, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

If you'd like to show off your awesomeness, you can use this userbox.

Your majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow the Triple Crown upon Nergaal for your contributions to science articles in the areas of WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FA. cheers, Casliber (talk· contribs) 14:27, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
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WP:DOH has reached its long-time goal of getting every classic era episode, 203 in total, to GA. You earned this for helping keep the drive organized, and contributing to many different articles. -- Scorpion0422 II (Talk) 00:04, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
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User:Nergaal has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Nergaal's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Nergaal!

00:04, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

The Signpost: 29 October 2014[edit]

WikiCup 2014: The results[edit]

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The 2014 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), who flew the flag of the Smithsonian Institution. This was Godot13's first WikiCup competition and, over the 10 months of the competition, he has produced (among other contributions) two featured lists and an incredible 292 featured pictures, including architectural photographs and scans of historical documents. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), 2012 and 2013 WikiCup champion, came in second, having written a large number of biology-related articles. Scotland Casliber (submissions), WikiCup finalist every year since 2010, finished in third.

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The Signpost: 05 November 2014[edit]

FT introductory paragraph[edit]

So I was thinking about how topics should now have an introductory paragraph in them (not mandatory of course), I'm curious as to how they will be implemented into the topics pages. I don't know how they will be shown on the FT and GT pages along with the topic page itself. Or how we're going to make these paragraphs for the other existing topics. Just curious what has to happen since its brand new. GamerPro64 16:49, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

@GamerPro64: use <noinclude>blurb</noinclude>. That way the paragraph is not transcluded, but is shown when the actual FT/GT page is opened (such as when openied from the main page link). The only annoying part about this is that the noinclude part does not show at TFC if put in the nomination page. Nergaal (talk) 22:59, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for cleaning up the Good Topics page. Managed to load on my computer faster than usual so it was definitely a good idea. GamerPro64 01:08, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Counties of Romania[edit]

Hi Nergaal,

I am impressed at how many articles you have managed to have promoted to featured status. I recently nominated Counties of Romania for a main page slot, and some concerns with the article have been raised here. Might you be willing to help address these concerns? As a side note, I notice that you don't list this article on your user page as one of the lists you had promoted to featured status. Is there any reason you haven't included this one with the others? Either way, any help you would be able to provide at TFLS would be greatly appreciated.

Neelix (talk) 04:40, 8 November 2014 (UTC)


I added a gallery of "great" Romanians to the Romanians article (including two Dacians).Someone more experienced should take a look.Catlemur (talk) 21:51, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 12 November 2014[edit]

Counties of Romania TFL[edit]

I did not know about that holiday until now, or that it would make an ideal date for an upcoming TFL. Thanks for educating me on its existence. I'll switch that article and the current December 1 TFL choice first thing tomorrow. Giants2008 (Talk) 23:03, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Klaus Iohannis (Oct 2009).jpg[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Klaus Iohannis (Oct 2009).jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the file's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the file description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you object to the listing for any reason. Thank you. - Andrei (talk) 09:40, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Participate the discussion please[edit]

Please participate the discussion. I would like to see you there. Mhhossein (talk) 07:43, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 26 November 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 03 December 2014[edit]

WikiCup 2015 is just around the corner...[edit]

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The Signpost: 10 December 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 17 December 2014[edit]

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Thanks for the nomination, but I moved it to December 12 because the event happened on the 12th. --George Ho (talk) 23:58, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

@George Ho: Wow, you edit was so helpful that the bot archived it 3 minutes later. How can I be anything but grateful for your edit? Nergaal (talk) 00:15, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
That doesn't matter. The rules said that nomination must be at the same date of events. I've done that accordingly, yet I realize that this is just old news. There's nothing to be done about nominating a story that is too old. By the way, one opposed it for being US-centric. --George Ho (talk) 00:18, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
@George Ho:For the sake of an argument let's say there is such a rule you speak of. Have you heard of ongoing events? Anyways, great, helpful editing there! Keep up the good job. We need more of you at ITN. Nergaal (talk) 00:32, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Ah, best wishes for a happy holiday season ...[edit]

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The Signpost: 24 December 2014[edit]