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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:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you have any questions, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! —jiy (talk) 03:53, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 50, 2014)[edit]

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Game design is the art of creating rules and mechanics to facilitate interactions between players in a game.

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Game design[edit]

I hope I'm not causing a bother with this edit. It looks like a large chunk of material I had just added got lost in this edit. I assume it was a mistake because of the edit summary, but if not then let's talk about it. Thanks for the good work on the article today! -Thibbs (talk) 19:03, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

That was my error, I was moving the content to the History section but I changed my mind. My apologies. --NickPenguin(contribs) 19:06, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
No worries. I was thinking that if that subsection should be shortened for aesthetic/style reasons then I'd prefer to see it merged into the board game article which is lacking a section on design. Anyway thanks again and keep up the good work. -Thibbs (talk)
There's no reason we can't copy the content into the board game article as well. It's not like we have to take a one-or-the-other mentality. I've always been a firm believer that articles can, and in many cases should, share content. --NickPenguin(contribs) 20:07, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 December 2014[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 51, 2014)[edit]

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A plate of spaghetti and meatballs.

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Seasonal Greets![edit]

Wikipedia Happy New Year.png Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2015 !!!

Hello NickPenguin, May you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New year 2015.
Happy editing,
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The Signpost: 17 December 2014[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 52, 2014)[edit]

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Natural phenomenon


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Merry etc etc[edit]

And thank you for the work you put in to making TAFI a success - Cheers, Evad37 [talk] 02:38, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the wikilove, and it's definitely a team effort. You have put in at least as much effort as the rest of us. --NickPenguin(contribs) 04:20, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 December 2014[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 1, 2015)[edit]

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Skyline


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Happy New Year NickPenguin![edit]

WikiCup 2015 launch newsletter[edit]

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Round one of the 2015 WikiCup has begun! So far we've had around 80 signups, which close on February 5. If you have not already signed up and want to do so, then you can add your name here. There have been changes to to several of the points scores for various categories, and the addition of Peer Reviews for the first time. These will work in the same manner as Good Article Reviews, and all of the changes are summarised here.

Remember that only the top 64 scoring competitors will make it through to the second round, and one of the new changes this year is that all scores must be claimed within two weeks of an article's promotion or appearance, so don't forget to add them to your submissions pages! If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAN, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages. Good luck! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs)
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The Signpost: 31 December 2014[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 2, 2015)[edit]

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Dishwashing liquid is a detergent used in dishwashing

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A cupcake for you![edit]

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg Thanks for your contribs to Wikipedia! Bananasoldier (talk) 05:30, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Dishwashing liquid TAFI[edit]

Hey, how are you? I was wondering if you might be interested in helping me use some of the references I've found at talk:dishwashing liquid. Regardless, thanks a lot! Bananasoldier (talk) 05:20, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

I will endeavour to make an effort. Even if the links aren't used immediately, locating the resources will make it easier for other editors to help improve the article, I have seen that happen on a few of our past collaborations. --NickPenguin(contribs) 07:04, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 07 January 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 3, 2015)[edit]

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The history of Mongolia includes the foundation, expansion, and fragmentation of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century

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Archives (Wikipedia:Today's articles for improvement/Holding area)[edit]

Greetings NickPenguin! I was wondering, where do the articles go that have been "archived" from Wikipedia: Today's articles for improvement/Holding area? I tried to navigate my way throughout the pages, but couldn't find anything meaningful. :P Your answer would be greatly appreciated! Cheers! Jayaguru-Shishya (talk) 18:29, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

@Jayaguru-Shishya: They are actually at the bottom of the page in a hidden section. Wikipedia:Today's_articles_for_improvement/Holding_area#Archive It's a show/hide clicky. --NickPenguin(contribs) 01:20, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
Oh, indeed. Thanks! :-) Jayaguru-Shishya (talk) 01:22, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 14 January 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 4, 2015)[edit]

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An example of prose, a type of writing that simulates the natural flow of language

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The Signpost: 21 January 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 5, 2015)[edit]

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The opening of the Beethoven Symphony No. 5, a famous symphony.

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The Signpost: 28 January 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 6, 2015)[edit]

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Freeze dried coffee, an example of the application of food science

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The Signpost: 04 February 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 7, 2015)[edit]

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Empire Field, stadium made with temporary structures, cheaper than permanent.

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The Signpost: 11 February 2015[edit]

TAFI[edit]

Thanks for all your work with TAFI - so far ;) Life may become less constrained in the future. Best wishes. SovalValtos (talk) 08:42, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Using font tags in your signature[edit]

Hello there! I'm working on a project trying to bring most of the coding on Wikipedia up to the most current standards (HTML5), and I noticed that your signature is using <font>...</font> tags which were deprecated in HTML 4.0 Transitional, marked as invalid in 4.0 Strict, and are not part of HTML5 at all. I'd love to help you update your signature to use newer code, and if you're interested, I suggest replacing:

[[User:NickPenguin|<font color="darkgreen">Nick</font>]][[User talk:NickPenguin|<font color="darkblue">Penguin</font>]]<sub>([[Special:Contributions/NickPenguin|<font color="blue">'''contribs'''</font>]])</sub>

with:

[[User:NickPenguin|<span style="color:darkgreen">Nick</span>]][[User talk:NickPenguin|<span style="color:darkblue">Penguin</span>]]<sub>([[Special:Contributions/NickPenguin|<span style="color:blue">'''contribs'''</span>]])</sub>

which will result in a 228 character long signature with an appearance of: NickPenguin(contribs)compared to your existing 210 character long signature of: NickPenguin(contribs) — Either way. Happy editing! Darylgolden(talk) Ping when replying 09:25, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 8, 2015)[edit]

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A Sicilian ice cream parlour

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The Signpost: 18 February 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 9, 2015)[edit]

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Trailer Trash is a US derogatory term for poor people living in trailers or caravans. It appears that these trailer trash happen to live on a trailer park.

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The Signpost: 25 February 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 25 February 2015[edit]

WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. 64 competitors made it into this round, and are now broken into eight groups of eight. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups. Round 1 saw some interesting work on some very important articles, with the round leader Australia Freikorp (submissions) owing most of his 622 points scored to a Featured Article on the 2001 film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which qualified for a times-two multiplier. This is a higher score than in previous years, as Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) had 500 points in 2014 at the end of round 1, and our very own judge, Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) led round 1 with 601 points in 2013.

In addition to Freikorp's work, some other important articles and pictures were improved during round one, here's a snapshot of a few of them:

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This week's article for improvement (week 10, 2015)[edit]

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There are many backup dancers accompanying the dances of the main dancer.

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The Signpost: 04 March 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 11, 2015)[edit]

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Turkish cuisine

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The Signpost: 11 March 2015[edit]

Sig[edit]

Hi NickPenguin: Just a heads up that you didn't sign your most recent post at WP:TAFI. Rather than adding an unsigned template, notifying you here. Cheers, NORTH AMERICA1000 23:17, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 12, 2015)[edit]

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Dinner


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The Signpost: 18 March 2015[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 13, 2015)[edit]

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A antagonist is a character, group of characters, institution, or concept that stands in, or represents, opposition against which the protagonist(s) must contend.

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The Signpost – Volume 11, Issue 12 – 25 March 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 14, 2015)[edit]

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A man garbage picking through a skip (dumpster)

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Today's articles for improvement[edit]

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  • Hello NickPenguin:
Please consider participating in this week's vote for TAFI's upcoming Week 17 collaboration. Last week's voting did not receive many participants. Thanks for your consideration. North America1000 15:40, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost, 1 April 2015[edit]