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Please comment on Talk:South Asia[edit]

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Thanks[edit]

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I, on behalf on the entire WikiProject, thank you wholeheartedly for your edit made to "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" as it helped to clarify an important issue. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 19:01, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
This just may be the "thanks" I'm most proud of receiving.  :-) --Noleander (talk) 19:06, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
Happy to know. I really appreciate what you did today. You know when i first saw your edit, i was annoyed. I have to be honest. Actually, i have not been in a very good mood today. Sorry if ever i seemed rude or arrogant. Your willingness to help me shows that you are definitely a very nice Wikipedian as well as a good person in RL. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 19:09, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Family honor GA[edit]

Do you think it is a B-class article? If so, could you update the ratings? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 23:10, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Yes, I do think it is B class. I've updated the ratings. --Noleander (talk) 23:25, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Thanksgiving[edit]

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Done. --Noleander (talk) 23:13, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

GA Review Family Honor[edit]

Hello Noleander,

I was wondering if you could take another look at the article and tell me if you see any improvements that you can mark off on our GA checklist? Also, if there are things the article is still lacking as we continue to work on it? Thanks.

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Done. --Noleander (talk) 16:55, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

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Done. --Noleander (talk) 16:56, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Ely, Cambridgeshire[edit]

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Done. --Noleander (talk) 23:30, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Birth control article[edit]

Hello! I thought I'd drop by and let you know that I just read through the History of Birth Control article (which I see you wrote) and I found it very interesting and informative. Thank you! The one thing I missed was some stats on exactly how common the use of birth control was: what percentage of people/couples used it regularly, etc...is there not any info on that? I'd be really interested to know. You kind of assume (at least I did) that barely anyone used contraception in the first half of the century, but the article makes clear that wasn't the case. I'm still intrigued to know roughly how widespread it was though (I don't think the article says that anywhere)? --Lobo512 (talk) 21:03, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the kind words about Birth control movement in the United States ... I'm planning on nominating it for WP:Featured article status soon. Your question about prevalence of usage in the first half of the 20th century is a good question. I have not yet been able to find any good statistical data on that time period. I have seen several sources that say that "most women" or "most upper class women" (wealthier persons had greater access & disposable income) used birth control. But I have not seen any source that says "46% of couples in New Jersey ..." or anything approaching that kind of accuracy. Part of the problem is that there were so few scientific studies of birth control during that time: it is was a rather taboo subject until the 1940s. I'll dig some more and see if I can find some stats. --Noleander (talk) 23:45, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
So you do think it was probably the majority of people? I'm just asking now to satisfy my own interests (I love twentieth century social history), even if you can't confirm it on the article. :) Good luck at FAC by the way, you've brave haha. I'm a bit scared of taking an article there. --Lobo512 (talk) 14:17, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
One reliable source says the US birth rate was cut in half between 1800 and 1900 ... which is a huge drop. Then came WW I and the speakeasy/prohibition/flapper/jazz era, and things got even more liberal. It appears that most of the information transfer was word-of-mouth: woman to woman. --Noleander (talk) 15:25, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Azad Kashmir[edit]

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I'll skip this one: a rather ill-formed RfC. --Noleander (talk) 15:48, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

My Sincere Wishes For This Festive Season[edit]

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I Wish You And Your Family A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year 2012. May The New Year Bring Much Happiness, Prosperity, Peace, And Success In Your Life. I Am Very Happy To be Part of Wikipedia And To Have Great Friends Like You. Cheers.

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And happy holidays to you too! --Noleander (talk) 16:55, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. :) Jivesh1205 (Talk) 17:00, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Nazareth[edit]

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Passing on this one. --Noleander (talk) 15:47, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

My Heartfelt Thanks[edit]

I express you my heartfelt thanks. ""Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" has passed. I am very happy. Your feedback and kind words helped me considerably. Thanks again. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 17:52, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

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Done. --Noleander (talk) 15:28, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

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Done. --Noleander (talk) 15:33, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

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GOCE 2011 Year-End Report[edit]

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We have reached the end of the year, and what a year it has been! The Guild of Copy Editors was full of activity, and we achieved numerous important milestones in 2011. Read all about these in the Guild's 2011 Year-End Report.

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Where is your coffee? [1][edit]

Here you are! Graham Colm (talk) 21:34, 2 January 2012 (UTC)


Thanks! My spelling should improve now :-) --Noleander (talk) 21:36, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

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Done. --Noleander (talk) 16:21, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

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Done. --Noleander (talk) 16:25, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

FAC image check[edit]

I can take a look at it, though it may be a few days. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 21:50, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, there is no rush. There is only one reviewer so far. --Noleander (talk) 22:09, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

WT:Featured article candidates/Mark Satin/archive3[edit]

Hi, this is back at FAC, and Babel has answered questions on the FAC's talk page left over from the previous FAC. Thanks for looking at this last time. - Dank (push to talk) 01:48, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Okay, I added some comments. --Noleander (talk) 14:17, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Flag of Western Sahara[edit]

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Done. --Noleander (talk) 20:52, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Turning Point (2008)/archive4[edit]

All issues have been addressed at the above FAC. Thank you for your comments.--WillC 08:11, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Sure, I have time for a review.--WillC 20:17, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
I'll be sure to get to this as soon as possible. I got a few things to attend to first.--WillC 16:09, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. --Noleander (talk) 16:40, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Category:Cases related to the ACLU[edit]

This category seems to be an even broader and more vague one than a previously deleted category, as "related to" is incredibly open ended. Given that the ACLU files amicus briefs in plenty of cases in which they aren't even a party or providing representation for someone, it's a rather non-defining characteristic of a case. postdlf (talk) 15:15, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Ah, thanks for pointing that out. If the consensus that the new category is too vague - a tool can be run to just convert that "Cases related .." category into the existing ACLU category (there were about 5 cases in that latter cat already). I really dont care which category they are in: but they should be in some category: the ACLU cat is fine. --Noleander (talk) 15:19, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
That would be even worse, as the articles most relevant to the ACLU would then be flooded by articles for every SCOTUS case in which they did...something, anything. And it would still be categorizing the case articles based on the same relationship as the "related to" category, so it wouldn't solve anything either. This information really should be left to List of court cases involving the American Civil Liberties Union for that reason, rather than trying to deal with it through the category system as well. postdlf (talk) 15:24, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
Hmm. I thought that Lists and Categories were mutually exclusive indexing systems? A reader should be able to start at the ACLU top-level cat, and find all cases that the ACLU was significantly involved in, true? The list is good, of course, but a person looking at article on case A, would not know that it is in the list. I'll initiate a discussion in WP:Categories to get more input. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. --Noleander (talk) 15:28, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
I initiated a conversation at Wikipedia_talk:Categorization#Category_for_legal_cases_that_ACLU_is_involved_in.3F. Thanks again for bringing it up. --Noleander (talk) 15:36, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

File:Du Bois 95th birthday in Ghana 1963.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Done. --Noleander (talk) 14:39, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia:Mediation Cabal/Cases/24 October 2011/Battle of Tali-Ihantala[edit]

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Done. --Noleander (talk) 20:46, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Taliban[edit]

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Done. --Noleander (talk) 02:15, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Schomburg Center[edit]

Hi, I am editing the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Can you point me to one book about his life that will be helpful to me, please. 66.234.33.8 (talk) 20:18, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi, I am not Noleander, I am leaving the note for him below. Alas, I cannot answer your question, but I used the listening room at Schomburg once, in 1997 - amazing place - and wanted to wish you well with your article. - Babel41 (talk) 22:31, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
@IP 66.234.33.8: Hi. Glad to hear you are working on the Schomburg library article. Are you asking about books about Du Bois? (I presume that is the topic of your inquiry since I recently submitted W. E. B. Du Bois for WP:FA status). There are hundreds of books about Du Bois, but far and away the best overall biography is by David Lewis. Other than that, the next book I enjoyed (although it was more narrowly focused) was Black and red: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Afro-American response to the Cold War by Horne. --Noleander (talk) 02:04, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the response. I am interested in the best book about Du Bois w respect to his dealings w the Schomburg Center. I'll go w Lewis unless you have something better. 66.234.33.8 (talk) 21:15, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
And I agree on Horne. Cause I am editing the Paul Robeson article also. 66.234.33.8 (talk) 21:17, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Temple Library comes through for "Satin" biography[edit]

Hi. I am the principal author of the Mark Satin biography which you helpfully commented on at the FAC page December 11 and again January 7. Just wanted to let you know that this weekend, an emeritus librarian at Temple U.'s "Contemporary Culture Collection" gave me, for Wikipedia, a much shorter URL for the New World Alliance and New Options Correspondence Files (essentially, Satin's papers from 1977-1992). So the last issue remaining from your December comments has been resolved. - Babel41 (talk) 22:31, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Cool. Glad to be of help. --Noleander (talk) 01:55, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Good on you[edit]

Good on you for spotchecking that wrestling article at FAC. Spotchecking entertainment articles is hard for me, but you did well. Fifelfoo (talk) 00:33, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback! --Noleander (talk) 01:55, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:East Germany[edit]

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Done. --Noleander (talk) 15:43, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

latest proposed change in 1953 Iran coup article[edit]

I'm polling editors active in the 1953 Iranian coup article on the issue of cleaning up the article to fix duplication, contradiction and bad chronology. Here are my proposed changes. Please leave a comment. --BoogaLouie (talk) 22:37, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

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Done. --Noleander (talk) 16:22, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Peer review[edit]

I started a new thread at WT:PR if you want to comment there - as far as I know, no coordinated effort to get more reviewers across projects has been made, thogh there is some overlap (Brian and I are active at FAC - Brian much more than I, and The Rambling Man is active at FLC and does some PRs). Ruhrfisch ><>°° 12:31, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. I added comments there. --Noleander (talk) 14:35, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

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Protection and WEB DuBois[edit]

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Yes, I saw that. Thanks for the info. --Noleander (talk) 01:48, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

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Fixed. --Noleander (talk) 15:02, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Fellows v. Blacksmith/archive1[edit]

Thank you for your comments. I have made changes to the article and responded. Savidan 22:48, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Your Du Bois article looks quite good. However, my preference is to only review featured article candidates in subject areas with which I am familiar. Otherwise, it takes more time that I currently have to spend to get comfortable supporting. I suggest leaving a note at the applicable WikiProjects. Savidan 01:43, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
I have responded there. I am not keen to the RFC idea. Savidan 19:56, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Would you mind clarifying on the FAC page whether or not your concerns regarding citation style persist? Savidan 08:03, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

No problem: I'm not a big fan of that style, but it is not a bar to FA. I'm almost prepared to support ... could you look at a small issue I raised at the FAC page? --Noleander (talk) 01:42, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Periyar (river)[edit]

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Thank you...[edit]

... but I really didn't do anything. You deserve all the congratulations. Great work! — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 03:59, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Ah, but you offered encouragement when I was flagging during the long march to FA status. :-) --Noleander (talk) 04:25, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
My thanks too, but I agree that the congratulations belong chiefly to you - well done! Ruhrfisch ><>°° 04:23, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

RE[edit]

Congrats on the article, sucks though because I was gonna finish the rest of the article today. I get burned out if I read it all at once, I miss things so I did it in sections. I got 4 left, would you like me to continue? Also, I had an idea. I see you plan to nominate more for FA and as do I. Was wondering if you wanted to make an agreement to review each other's? I never know which ones to review.--WillC 09:21, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Yes, by all means, continue reviewing the article: just post your comments on the article's Talk page, and I'll take care of them. Regarding an exchange of reviews: I think the FAC delegates might frown on such an agreement, since they may perceive that the reviewer's objectivity is compromised - rightly or wrongly. If you just steadily review other articles, the principle of karma guarantees that your articles will attract reviewers :-) --Noleander (talk) 13:42, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
Yeah I thought the same. I've been here for 4 years, everyone seems to get a stick up their ass about something. Thought I'd make the offer anyway, I like your articles, they are done well. If I can ever get sourcing issues out of the way for mine, I hope to a 13 article FA topic, not sure if it will ever happen though.--WillC 08:22, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Gregory v. Chicago[edit]

Hi. I started going through Category:Flagged U.S. Supreme Court articles due to your complaints. I randomly selected an article from the category (Gregory v. Chicago), quickly noticed that it was in your writing style, and then discovered from the page history that you, indeed, were the author.

This is exactly the type of article that should be flagged for improvement. The infobox is all kinds of messed up and the accompanying article text needs fixing (as I said previously, there's a high correlation between infobox issues and article text issues). --MZMcBride (talk) 02:49, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

I'm sorry you're still in denial about the quality of the template. When a software user complains about the performance of a script/template, there is only one thing to do: improve the software to better accomodate the user. --Noleander (talk) 03:44, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
Just out of curiosity, in this version of the article, how, exactly, is the template supposed to know which Court to output when you completely omitted the "SCOTUS" parameter? Magic? Mind-reading? That was why the article was flagged. The article also happened to have a number of other issues, which I corrected for you. No trouble at all. Glad I could help. :-)
A large number of users have correctly used this template without issue (and previous iterations of the template). In nearly every instance that you've used the template, it's been wrong. That's an interesting common denominator. --MZMcBride (talk) 17:00, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

And, all snark aside, I really do appreciate the work you've been doing creating these articles. It's a tedious process and not many people are willing to help. Minus the aesthetic/stylistic issues, the articles are good stubs. :-) It's a bit sad that it's taken so long for some of these (very important) case articles to be created, but I'm quite glad that it's finally happening. --MZMcBride (talk) 17:03, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, you're right. Sorry if I sounded snippy ... there was no call for that. Anyway, thanks for working on the template. I posted a query to User:Postdlf a few days ago asking if he could suggest some improvements for those stubs I created. --Noleander (talk) 18:16, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

MEDRS[edit]

See WP:MEDRS, I'll post a note to WT:MED asking for help, and this Dispatch is helpful: Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2008-06-30/Dispatches. Basically, you want to go to PubMed, search on birth control, and then on the left-hand side of the search results, narrow it down to reviews. Then if you also find full text reviews, bingo ... another thing you can do is sort out the statements that are specifically medical, and ask the docs for help in finding sources. Ping me if I can help, but my time is a mess right now. Good luck-- this will help avoid a lengthy FAC. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 05:39, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the detailed guidance. I'll make sure it gets up to the required standards. --Noleander (talk) 05:41, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
Colin-- who is a topnotch reviewer-- made a preliminary stab at WT:MED. I hope you saw it, since you asked for commentary to be placed on article talk? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 09:29, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing that out ... I've replied at WT:MED, and I'll implement the suggestions he made. --Noleander (talk) 14:06, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Foley Square trial[edit]

Nice job. --Figureofnine (talkcontribs) 16:15, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. Articles are easier to write when there is an interesting story behind them. --Noleander (talk) 17:05, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
Fascinating time in American history. If it interests you, look into Oppenheimer security hearing. Figureofnine (talkcontribs) 17:22, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
Excellent article. I hope we never see an era like that again. Let me know if you want me to do a Good article review on it. --Noleander (talk) 17:32, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

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Foley Square trial[edit]

I think you can make it into a political/cultural event. I got a little involved in writing some on the Hollywood blacklist, Dalton Trumbo. and even created an article: Trumbo. I was surprised at how many citations were missing and how much was not covered. You noted all the articles referring to the issues, but is there one regarding that particular collective event (the trials, the defense strategy, that particular decade etc.) It's an interesting event/period and should be covered somehow. You just need the right title.

Best wishes, MathewTownsend (talk) 02:35, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the input ... I'll see what the sources say: they'll be a good guide to suggest the best way to treat the topic. Thanks again for all your suggestions! --Noleander (talk) 02:38, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Sorry to edict conflict with you. I think some days away from the article plus some new eyes in Peer review will be very helpful. I know I'm past the point of being able to be helpful, unfortunately, at this point. Maybe I'll refresh myself! Best, MathewTownsend (talk) 00:02, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Good Article backlog elimination drive barnstar[edit]

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9/11 CT article RfC[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Awarded to Noleander, for taking W. E. B. Du Bois to Featured Article status. Well done indeed. JN466 03:52, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much. --Noleander (talk) 03:53, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
I just read this article, myself, and wanted to pass on my appreciation -- very well done! --Coemgenus (talk) 13:34, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiCup 2012 January newsletter[edit]

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WikiCup 2012 is off to a flying start. At the time of writing, we have 112 contestants; comparable to last year, but slightly fewer than 2010. Signups will remain open for another week, after which time they will be closed for this year. Our currrent far-away leader is Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions), due mostly to his work on a slew of good articles about The X-Files; there remain many such articles waiting to be reviewed at good article candidates. Second place is currently held by Minnesota Ruby2010 (submissions), whose points come mostly from good articles about television episodes, although good article reviews, did you knows and an article about a baroness round out the score. In third place is Mauritius Jivesh boodhun (submissions), who has scored 200 points for his work on a single featured article, as well as points for work on others, mostly in the area of pop music. In all, nine users have 100 or more points. However, at the other end of the scale, there are still dozens of participants who are yet to score. Please remember to update your submission pages promptly!

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Thank you for bringing up W. E. B. Du Bois to a Featured status. On behalf of Wikipedia:WikiProject Sociology, Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 19:03, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Noleander by Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me on 19:03, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much. And thanks to you for all the work you do in GAN and other places: your contributions are outstanding. --Noleander (talk) 19:16, 1 February 2012 (UTC)