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

Math games - Big Brother Mouse activity day.jpg

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)

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

Spaghetti with Meatballs (cropped).jpg

A plate of spaghetti and meatballs.

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Seasonal Greets![edit]

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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.
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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]

Afwasmiddel.jpg

Dishwashing liquid is a detergent used in dishwashing

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Dishwashing liquid


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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]

Mongol Empire map.gif

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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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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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]

Sicilian ice cream parlor.jpg

A Sicilian ice cream parlour

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

Trailer Park Trash.jpg

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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