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Welcome![edit]

Hello NickPenguin, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Pop Culture Barnstar[edit]

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I do hereby award you this barnstar in a ceremonious and verbose fashion, for all your tireless editing, improving, and lobbying against deletion of (notable) articles within the scope of WikiProject Popular Culture. Legions of stupefied project members bow in homage to your thankless efforts, but your check is in the mail, I assure you. --ErgoSum88 (talk) 10:56, 29 June 2008 (UTC)
Heh, thanks. There's enough others out there who deserve barnstars, hopefully they all get one too. Thanks. --NickPenguin(contribs) 14:49, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

The Cleanup Barnstar[edit]

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For great work with the WP:PM backlog in general, and for performing the enormous List of characters in Redwall merger in particular, I award you this well-deserved barnstar. Keep up the good work! Jafeluv (talk) 08:27, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
Cheers, thank you. You've been a great help clearing up that backlog too, so you keep up the good work as well. --NickPenguin(contribs) 17:56, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your contributions to WikiProject Today's article for improvement, which have served to expand the project and increase participation and collaboration there. Northamerica1000(talk) 12:56, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, I will hang it on my barn.

TAFI[edit]

...so.....colddd.... Today it's -30 Celsius. ;) Thanks. --NickPenguin(contribs) 17:01, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Contributions to Writer[edit]

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For your good work on Writer.
Love the change from "Information based" to "Academic" very descriptive. — Bill W. (Talk) (Contrib)  –  17 April 2014, 21:58 (UTC)
Thank you. I was trying to find a word to capture the idea, and then it struck me after my third sniffer of brandy. Now if you'll excuse me, the Commodore and myself are preparing the horses for a game of polo, and we can't keep the Viscount waiting much longer. --NickPenguin(contribs) 23:39, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
Well get to it, nobody wants to see an angry Viscount. — Bill W. (Talk) (Contrib)  –  17 April 2014, 21:58 (UTC)

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This week's article for improvement[edit]

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Oracle bone of the Shang Dynasty, ancient China – an example of recorded history

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Posted by: Northamerica1000(talk) 04:10, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Sociology in medieval Islam[edit]

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I then had 2nd thoughts and redirected it to History_of_sociology#Ancient_times which has more on the topic than this stub had. PamD 09:30, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
The redirect sounds good to me. --NickPenguin(contribs) 16:59, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

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WP:GAN nominations[edit]

In order to nominate articles at WP:GAN, please follow the procedure in the instructions tab. Otherwise the bot will revert your nomination attempt like it already has.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 09:07, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

My bad, I didn't see the Instructions tab. I did read the entire GAN nominations page, and I must have missed the line that indicated that you should read the instruction tab. Maybe this line should be in bold? I also figured there would be a commented out message when you tried to manually edit the page, but I didn't see one there either. I will follow the proper procedure. --NickPenguin(contribs) 17:42, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
Hi, I reverted your recent GANs. Please read WP:WIAGA and try to make sure the article meets the criteria before nominating. Paragraphs without any citations are a red flag for reviewers to quick-fail, and any maintenance tags should be addressed beforehand. Thanks, Sasata (talk) 19:17, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
I appreciate you drawing my attention to this. On further reflection, I will simply not get involved with the GA process. --NickPenguin(contribs) 19:46, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

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This week's article for improvement[edit]

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A typical Nepali meal

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Posted by: Northamerica1000(talk) 22:36, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Flying Ace[edit]

Hi. Did you read what I answered to you on my talkpage? Diako1971 (talk) 22:44, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

I did, I will reply there. --NickPenguin(contribs) 05:28, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

K. Sedghi[edit]

Hi. I have done what you told me and labeled the article as prod. But the User:Safiel has reverted my label. Diako1971 (talk) 08:15, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

We might as well just leave it the way it is then. If it is deemed to be false information, then it can be removed from the flying ace article. We did our best. --NickPenguin(contribs) 12:15, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
The reason I removed the PROD tag was that the article had already gone through the Articles for Deletion process and thus was ineligible for PROD. Safiel (talk) 14:32, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
@Safiel: What would be the proper procedure in this case then? --NickPenguin(contribs) 04:18, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
If you are seeking deletion of the article, the only recourse at this point is to renominate the article for deletion under WP:AFD. Safiel (talk) 04:23, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

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Happy New Year NickPenguin![edit]

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Happy New Year!
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This week's article for improvement[edit]

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An animal-head post found in the Oseberg vikingship, an example of Nordic art

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The Low Countries as seen from space

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WikiCup 2014 January newsletter[edit]

The 2014 WikiCup is off to a flying start, with, at time of writing, 138 participants. The is the largest number of participants we have seen since 2010. If you are yet to join the competition, don't worry- the judges have agreed to keep the signups open for a few more days. By a wide margin, our current leader is newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose set of 14 featured pictures, the first FPs of the competition, was worth 490 points. Here are some more noteworthy scorers:

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This week's article for improvement (week 6, 2014)[edit]

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The life sciences involve the study of living organisms

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This staircase is an impossible object

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TAFI vote[edit]

Hi Nick, would you mind closing last week's TAFI vote and setting up a new one? Real life is suddenly a bit hectic for me - Evad37 [talk] 01:35, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Not a problem, I was anticipating on doing that tonight anyways. --NickPenguin(contribs) 04:46, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
@Evad37: Want me to take care of this weeks noms? I can do it in about 10 hours, around 4 UTC. --NickPenguin(contribs) 17:12, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, thanks. If you could do it for the next couple of weeks that would be great. - Evad37 [talk] 23:11, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

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Model of a German SAR-Lupe reconnaissance satellite inside a Cosmos-3M rocket

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An example of the human skeleton

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WikiCup 2014 February newsletter[edit]

And so ends the most competitive first round we have ever seen, with 38 points required to qualify for round 2. Last year, 19 points secured a place; before that, 11 (2012) or 8 (2011) were enough. This is both a blessing and a curse. While it shows the vigourous good health of the competition, it also means that we have already lost many worthy competitors. Our top three scorers were:

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Because it is so vast, there are a large number of different cultures involved in Prehistoric Asia

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Body hopping[edit]

While this is a hot mess, I am not sure that it's not notable. Bearian (talk) 18:18, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

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The knee of a patient is examined with help of radiography after an injury.

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An April Fools' Day hoax marking the construction of the Copenhagen Metro in 2001.

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Major trauma[edit]

Not sure why the deletion? ~

It wasn't a deletion, it was a merge and a redirect to Injury. It was discussed at Talk:Injury, and I posted all the relevant messages in the edit summaries describing my actions. --NickPenguin(contribs) 13:15, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

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Lobamba is the traditional and legislative capital of Swaziland.

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This week's article for improvement (week 16, 2014)[edit]

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Entertainers at a festival

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