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See Archive3 for old talk page stuff (August 3, 2008 – January 29, 2011).

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DYK for Walton J. Wood[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:04, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Robert W. Naylor[edit]

Thank you Victuallers (talk) 02:03, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Monty the meercat[edit]

To say that that "in September 2007 Monty the meerkat (pictured)" would be lying because it is not Monty. Marcus Qwertyus 20:46, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Becky Morgan (politician)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:03, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Declined PROD: Suzie Wong (TV host)[edit]

I declined the PROD here based on the existence of sufficient Chinese-language sources to indicate at least a good shot at notability, I've added two for reference. I've got no issues if you'd like to take this to AfD, I just looked far enough to convince myself that it wasn't an obvious enough case for a PROD. Have a great weekend. --joe deckertalk to me 20:02, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Ralph Drollinger[edit]

Is it really worth it to keep all that information in the article? I'm worried that legal threats are going to start flying. Zagalejo^^^ 05:17, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

  • NPOV requires that we not gloss over accurate negative information. Would we remove negative (but accurate) information from the Fred Phelps article for fear of theoretical legal threats? OCNative (talk) 20:57, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
    • In theory, no... but sometimes, we have to pick our battles. I just don't think the Drollinger battle is worth it. Zagalejo^^^ 05:59, 27 March 2011 (UTC)
      • Moot point now, as Osobhy has been blocked from editing Wikipedia. OCNative (talk) 06:36, 27 March 2011 (UTC)
      • I think to avoid problems the section should be shorter and read more netural, it sounds like someone has an agenda. Obviously his people have taken action with the last few people who signed up only to change the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by YLinda (talkcontribs) 00:37, 10 April 2011 (UTC)
        • Neutral doesn't mean glossing over accurate negative information. "Obviously, his people have taken action with the last few people who signed up only to change the article" is an irrelevant argument as "his people" have been repeatedly blocked from editing Wikipedia for being sockpuppets. OCNative (talk) 01:14, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

Thing[edit]

Nice 10,000th edit. 43?9enter (talk) 07:10, 26 March 2011 (UTC)


Disputed non-free use rationale for File:USC CA Sup Ct.jpg[edit]

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DYK for William A. Reppy[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Nuclear policy of the United States[edit]

Earlier you moved the hook for the article Nuclear policy of the United States to a prep area without its image. As the mentor of the student who wrote it for WikiProject United States Public Policy (under the Wikipedia Ambassador Program), I would like to make a special request to reconsider. I have raised the question at Wikipedia talk:Did you know#Nuclear policy of the United States and have discussed this previously at User talk:PFHLai#Nuclear policy of the United States. Please respond at the talk page for the queue. – VisionHolder « talk » 14:40, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

King Cross DYK[edit]

Hi OCNative, I've responded to issues raised by you at King Cross. Schwede66 01:04, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK Daytona Cubs[edit]

I will consent to whatever is acceptable for publication. Gamweb (talk) 07:21, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Cathy Cochran[edit]

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DYK nomination of C.C. Bridgewater[edit]

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Please see new note on DYK talk page. Yoninah (talk) 20:00, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Warren Matthews[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:04, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Craig F. Stowers[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:04, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Charles Coiner[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

James Kendrick Pyne[edit]

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DYK for Daniel J. Kremer[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:03, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for George W. Milias[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Allison H. Eid[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

25 DYK Medal[edit]

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Nice work! You have brought 25 of your newly created articles to the attention of the world, by way of the DYK section of the Main page. Your Stanford University-related biographies are a fine addition to Wikipedia. Thank you! Binksternet (talk) 03:51, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for David Schuman[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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DYK for Cathy Cochran[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 18:02, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for C.C. Bridgewater[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 18:03, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Brian Morris (judge)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 18:05, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Mary Ellen Matthews[edit]

Thanks for taking a look at my hook. I've offered a new suggestion, plus I already had an alternate hook under 200 characters. If you could review them again and offer commentary it would be appreciated. Marchijespeak/peek 22:01, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for James C. Nelson[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:02, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Renaming cases[edit]

Are you a lawyer or law student? Do you know how to rename the Rod Blagojevich corruption charges to a name like United States v. Scheinberg and convert the infobox?--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 06:40, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

  • No, I'm not a lawyer or law student, but my job requires working closely with the legal system, and I did take a few undergraduate law classes while in college. That, and way too many of my friends are lawyers. I will see what I can do with the Blagojevich page. OCNative (talk) 07:00, 26 April 2011 (UTC)
    • Is it possible that you could summarize United States v. Blagojevich, 612 F.3d 558 (7th Cir. 2010) for the WP:LEAD and properly include the bolded 612 F.3d 558 (7th Cir. 2010) in the opening paragraph.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 13:21, 26 April 2011 (UTC)
      • That's actually an exceedingly boring procedural case on whether or not juror names could be kept confidential in the Blagojevich corruption trial. I'm fine with summarizing it, but I just don't think it's all that important for the article. OCNative (talk) 13:28, 26 April 2011 (UTC)
        • Oh. I thought it might be some sort of parallel case like the CIV and CR cases for Black Friday. Forget about it then.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 17:14, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────P.S. Please see Talk:Rod_Blagojevich_corruption_charges#Requested_move.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 20:35, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

I just wanted to say thanks for your efforts guiding the merge discussion for UIGEA. It may not have given you the best first impression of the ambassador program, but if you have any interest in it, I think you'd make an excellent ambassador. --Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 15:24, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

  • Actually, my first impression of the ambassador program was via #Nuclear policy of the United States, which is an excellent new article. The fact that UIGEA is related to the ambassador program is what made me decide to intervene in the first place. Had it not been an ambassador program-related article, I would have left it to others to sort out. So what are the responsibilities and time commitment of an ambassador? OCNative (talk) 01:14, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
    • The time commitment for an Online Ambassador is a few hours per week. The main role of ambassadors so far has been to serve as one-on-one mentors for students. But we're changing that around considerably (probably) after this term... we'll try to find a small group of Online Ambassadors to help a whole class (preferably with some match between the ambassadors' interests and the subject of the class). The one-on-one thing is sometimes unsatisfying, because individual students vary widely in how engaged they are with Wikipedia and how responsive they are to mentors. So next term, ambassadors will sign on to support one or more classes (if they want to), and then answer questions and give help when asked, and in general watch out for the whole class and bring up problems to the instructor and/or Campus Ambassadors. You can poke around at Wikipedia:Ambassadors to see what what's been going on lately.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 15:30, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
      • This looks like something I'd be up to doing. Once the new format is settled for the next semester/quarter, please let me know about the format, so I can see if I'd still be able to join up. Thanks! OCNative (talk) 16:35, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
        • I encourage you to join now, and you can decide how much to get involved (or whether you need to sit out, or whatever) next term. We still need help for the last few weeks of this term, too.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 20:34, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks - fixed[edit]

I wanted to say thanks for alerting me to the problem with the hook for my DYK. It is my first article, so I am still learning. I fixed iron the page. Is there anything else I need to do? Thanks. Tstaudt (talk) 15:23, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

  • The date checks out, as does the length since you massively expanded it (way over the minimum requirement of a quintuple expansion). The only impediment to DYK approval that I see is there are not enough citations. There needs to be at least one citation per paragraph, and it looks like roughly half the paragraphs are uncited. I'm guessing that the information in each of your paragraphs is covered by at least one of your existing 34 sources, so if that is the case, see WP:REFNAME on how to link multiple places to a source. If you'd like to see a short example page, you can experiment with Notre Dame – Stanford rivalry, which I created a few months back and where I repeatedly cited a Notre Dame game notes page and the Stanford media guide (that page has multiple citations per sentence, but that is far beyond the minimum; you can see more typical citation rates at George W. Milias or C.C. Bridgewater). OCNative (talk) 16:06, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
  • I fixed the citations. I didnt realize that for a court case I should keep citing the ruling, for each and every part. If there is anything else, let me know. Thanks (So are you an ND fan or Stanford?)Tstaudt (talk) 22:06, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
    • I've reviewed Prometheus Radio Project v. FCC and approved it on the suggestions page. From this point, it still needs to go in the queue before appearing on the Main Page as an official DYK entry. Judging by the number of DYKs currently, I would estimate that the entry will spend 2-3 more days on the suggestions page and then another 2-3 days in the queue. The article should be fine, but occasionally, articles have been pulled from the queue (I've had one of mine pulled before), so it's still possible, but you have cleared the biggest hurdle. Also, I don't know what the scope of your class assignment is (and this isn't required for DYK), but it would be helpful if you added citation templates to the references to match them to the Wikipedia notation; the three that seem most relevant to the article would be {{cite court}}, {{cite journal}}, and {{cite web}}. Additionally, adding the {{Infobox COA case}} to the article would also be helpful (see an example of what the infobox looks like at United States v. $124,700 in U.S. Currency) but again not required. By the way, I'm a loyal Stanford alum and fan, and even more to your chagrin, I got my master's at USC. OCNative (talk) 07:53, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Autopatroller[edit]

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lube noob listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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DYK for Code of the Secret Service[edit]

Thanks from me and the DYK project Victuallers (talk) 18:02, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Official date that Ignatieff loses title "Leader of Opposition"[edit]

Hi OCNative. I noticed that you reverted edits at both Jack Layton and Michael Ignatieff relating to the start/end of term as Leader of the Opposition.You seem to be well-informed about Canadian politics. Why did you pick May 30, 2011 as the day that Layton takes over as the official Leader of the Opposition? I know that the results of the election are not officially released by Elections Canada until May 24, 2011. Are you saying that Parliament will be recalled a week after that? I have seen nothing to that effect, at least not in writing. What is wrong with putting May 2, 2011, as the day Layton becomes the new Leader of the Opposition, as it already states that here: Leader of the Official Opposition (Canada)? There seems to be a lack of agreement on this issue. Maybe you can help me out here. --Skol fir (talk) 08:19, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

This proclamation by the Governor General summons Parliament to meet on May 30, 2011. OCNative (talk) 08:37, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
If I understand correctly, you are saying that Ignatieff is still Leader of the Opposition until then? What if Parliament had to be recalled earlier for some reason. Would Ignatieff still be able, without having a seat in Parliament, to act in the capacity as Leader of the Official Opposition? I think not. You are mistaking the first day of the new session of Parliament as the day that the job begins, for Layton.
Officially Layton would be the Leader of the Opposition today, if a crisis arose where Parliament had to be recalled earlier than expected. This has a precedent in 1988. On that occasion, Parliament was summoned to meet only three weeks after the general election, so the list of elected Members was not tabled by the Clerk until the fourth sitting day (Journals, December 15, 1988, pp. 26‑33). In other words, officially, the Leader of the Opposition today (May 3) is already Layton, not Ignatieff. The only reason Parliament was set to reopen on May 30, 2011, was to give everyone a reasonable time to move in or out of their offices, and/or residences before the day of opening. It does not mean that Ignatieff keeps the job until May 30, 2011. There is nothing in the proclamation about that issue. --Skol fir (talk) 09:16, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
No, no that wasn't I meant; my response to you was too short and incomplete. What I mean is Ignatieff is Leader of the Opposition until the next day Parliament meets. They're not expected to meet until May 30, per the proclamation. If they were recalled sooner, then Layton would become Leader the first day the 41st Parliament meets. OCNative (talk) 09:29, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
That makes sense. Both of them are literally in a state of limbo right now. Neither of them is actually Leader of the Opposition at this moment, because Ignatieff can't claim that title (having lost his seat and the Liberals being relegated to third-party status) and Layton can't claim it until Parliament meets again. Wonderful state of affairs, that is!! --Skol fir (talk) 09:37, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
You bring up a really interesting point: I wonder when was the last time a Leader of the Opposition actually lost his seat in Parliament. OCNative (talk) 09:55, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Now you are making me work too hard! I will have to go back to 1867 and start from there, as I don't think anyone has kept that statistic. I'll get back to you in a month! :-) --Skol fir (talk) 10:03, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

It took less time than I thought. The answer is -- Never! From what I can see, looking at the list of Leaders of the Opposition since 1869, it appears that not one of these rogues has ever lost his seat in an election, while acting as Leader of the Opposition. Some have resigned, for various reasons, but never lost their seats involuntarily.
I stand corrected. There is one example noted by Rupertslander in Michael_Ignatieff#Leadership -- Sir John A. Macdonald being defeated in his own riding of Kingston in 1878, even though the Conservatives went on to win the election, making him Prime Minister. He then had to stand for election in Victoria, which he won.--Skol fir (talk) 21:12, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
So, do we still list Ignatieff as Leader of the Opposition until Layton takes over? He is like a King without a Crown! lol --Skol fir (talk) 10:46, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
I propose we shut down Wikipedia until the Canadian parliament meets. :P Though this isn't directly connected, Ignatieff refuses to resign as Leader of the Liberal Party. This is quite a state of limbo. OCNative (talk) 10:59, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
We could put a footnote after his title "Leader of the Opposition" -- [fn]Technically, Ignatieff can no longer be called the Leader of the Opposition, as he has lost his seat and second-party status all in one election. However, not to rain on his parade, we are going to leave the poor man alone, and let him fade away without much fanfare. Let him think he is still "the boss." It is a small consolation prize to tide him over into the next political reincarnation. --Skol fir (talk) 11:19, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
It appears that "SheaSheaShea" has taken the matter into his own hands and let the guillotine fall at Michael Ignatieff. "Knit one, pearl two." (Reference to A Tale of Two Cities). --Skol fir (talk) 11:25, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
Wouldn't he still hold the title until the return of the writ? OCNative (talk) 11:30, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
OCNative, I just asked "SheaSheaShea" to join our discussion. He might have the answer to your question. --Skol fir (talk) 11:41, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── It might also be useful to copy this discussion to the relevant Talk Page for Michael Ignatieff. I noticed that 117Avenue agrees with you on this. In answer to your question, we don't need Ignatieff to hold that title, until the return of the writ, because he is a lame duck anyway. --Skol fir (talk) 11:53, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Interesting, Leader of the Official Opposition (Canada) currently lists the post as vacant. OCNative (talk) 00:53, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK nom: Women in Vietnam[edit]

What am I suppose to review here per your comment? Please clarify. Thanks.-AnakngAraw (talk) 02:13, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Done for all. - AnakngAraw (talk) 03:59, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Anzac Avenue[edit]

Whoops, yes I am. Lankiveil (speak to me) 08:29, 4 May 2011 (UTC).

DYK for White House Press Secretary[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:03, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

List of La Sierra University Presidents[edit]

Please explain this edit at T:TDYK. Thanks. Materialscientist (talk) 00:34, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

I actually posted my comments a couple minutes ago. Do you think that explanation works, or do you think it's a good idea I elaborate further? OCNative (talk) 00:37, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Minneapolis wireless internet network[edit]

Sorry, I couldn't find the entry at the DYK page anymore. The nominator made some adjustments after my comments. I guess I forgot to respond. I'm fine with the lead as it is now. Hybernator (talk) 02:05, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Looking at the page history, an admin promoted it directly to the DYK queue after I wrote to you but before you saw it. Since you're fine with it, and that was the only thing left holding it back, then we should let it be in the queue in peace. OCNative (talk) 02:10, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Pitkin County Courthouse[edit]

Hello, I responded to your query at my talk page by adding some text DIFF HERE at Talk:DYK. Best -- Health Researcher (talk) 18:11, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Ghana Refugee Board DYK[edit]

Thanks for you review so far. I have addressed the issue raised by AshLin. Could you please re-review it again and possible accord the right tag to the DYK. Thanks. -- CrossTempleJay  talk 12:50, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

I just saw your message, and this is now moot, as AshLin signed off on it after you posted your message to me but before I saw it. Congratulations! OCNative (talk) 23:38, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Bernard Trottier[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 18:03, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

My DYK Medal[edit]

I'm not sure if you would have seen the thanks I gave at my talkpage so I'll add them here as well. The medal itself may be a bit of a trinket but your wording was thoughtful and greatly appreciated. Many thanks - Basement12 (T.C) 01:12, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

  • You're welcome. I figure if I can't say something thoughtful when awarding the DYK medal, then someone else should award it, as acknowledging a mere count without acknowledging quality defeats the spirit of DYK. OCNative (talk) 01:16, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Mathieu Ravignat[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:03, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Second Opinion[edit]

Hi OCNative. I was wondering if you could give a second opinion at Template talk:Did you know#Sanjak of Prizren. Do you think that we should use the Swahili clause? I am contacting you because you are very active with DYK and seem to be online now. Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:11, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

  • I gave a much longer than expected answer. In short, let's use the Swahili rule. Thanks for your willingness to seek a second opinion, and thanks for your kind words about me! OCNative (talk) 12:36, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
  • You're very much welcome, and I've seen you do great work there. I have not had much experience on AfD yet (only 5 individual noms so far) and greatly value your willingness to help me when I get confused. Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:43, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Wellington R. Burt[edit]

Thanks for the DYK wording, the 200 char limit gave me trouble finding the right words to get it all in grammatically correct and factually accurate, it's like Scrabble with added dimensions. Green Cardamom (talk) 15:54, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK medal[edit]

Thank you very much for the 25 DYK medal. It was unexpected and nice to see when I turned on my computer this morning. Finetooth (talk) 16:26, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

  • You're welcome and you deserved it. OCNative (talk) 00:13, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Guild Software[edit]

Hello OCNative. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Guild Software, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: There is sufficient context to identify the subject of the article. Thank you. Salvio Let's talk about it! 14:12, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Charmaine Borg[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:04, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Matthew Dubé[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:04, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Mylène Freeman[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:05, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Laurin Liu[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:06, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Jamie Nicholls[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:06, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Pierre-Luc Dusseault[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:07, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Question about hall of fame (Badai Pasti Berlalu)[edit]

Can I still 5x the author's article and add it to the nom? Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:40, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Yes, most definitely. I count 455 prose characters, so you'll need to get it to 2275 prose characters. OCNative (talk) 12:47, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
  • or William Shakespeare! I actually got my first Hall of Fame entry with the six articles above, thanks to newly elected members of the Canadian parliament. I'm just glad a whole bunch of political long-shots were elected because a) they got lots of news coverage from their unlikely election making it possible to write articles on each of them and b) most credible politicians already have substantial articles before they reach a national legislature. OCNative (talk) 13:05, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
Yes, that was very nice. I was quite surprised to see 5 university students elected. Okay, time to get cracking. Thanks again! Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:12, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
I have finished 5x-ing it. Not sure how to work it into the hook properly though. Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:23, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
Adding the Marga T article to the hook was easy since you already had the article linked in the hook; it only required bolding Marga T in the hook. The first three changes in this diff are all that were necessary to add Marga T to the nomination. I have to run right now, so hopefully, someone else will review it, but if no one does, I'll review it myself later. OCNative (talk) 14:37, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
So the bots can still see it? I was worried about that. BTW, I noticed you changed my review from Hermann Kasack to Hermann Kasack, Die Stadt hinter dem Strom. Does a review of a multiple nomination only count as one? Thanks. Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:45, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
Ahhhhh, that template is what I would have missed had I done it. Nice to know. Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:51, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
Referenced the article some more. Thanks. Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:43, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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I hereby grant thee, OCNative, this Barnstar of Diligence for thy never-ending patience and willingness to help myself and other editors, be they new or old, at the Did You Know? suggestions board. May thy nominations grow ever bolder! Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:42, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the barnstar! I truly appreciate it. OCNative (talk) 01:59, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
You deserve it. Cheers! Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:08, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Opinion on Prep[edit]

Hi OC, I was just wondering if you could give me some feedback on Template:Did you know/Preparation area 2. It's my first prep and I was wondering how badly I blew it. Thanks! Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:16, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

  • It looks fine; you did a good job. I'm assuming that you favored older hooks over newer hooks (after accounting for geographic and topical diversity). Since there's several quirky hooks in the set, I'm also assuming you found the Fudai, Iwate floodgate was the quirkiest (since sets should try to include a quirky hook as the last hook). I would note that it's okay to have multiple U.S. hooks and multiple biography hooks, under J3 of Wikipedia:Did you know/Additional rules. OCNative (talk) 02:31, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
You're right, I took them in order from oldest to newest on the talk page and then ordered them on the page. I wanted to avoid being Western-centric, so I skipped some noms that were about Europeans and Americans. The Fudai one seemed to have the most oomph to me, because it has not been long since the tsunami. Thanks for taking a look. Cheers! Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:29, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Discussion that involves you[edit]

This is a courtesy notice to say that I've commented on one of your actions at Wikipedia talk:Requested moves#Procedural closes of RMs. Dpmuk (talk) 09:33, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Just wanted to say thanks[edit]

For all your help with Glossary of association football terms. It's been a bit of a change of pace from my usual routine of creating an article on my own, in my own time, in one edit, nominating the obvious hook, reviewing another article, and half the time not even needing to address issues. Still, it's great to know that the collabourative nature of Wikipedia is still alive and kicking. Thanks again! —WFC— 07:52, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

  • I'm happy to help! After all, what's the point of acquiring knowledge about a process if I don't use that knowledge to help others? OCNative (talk) 07:55, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Kartam Joga[edit]

Hi OC, Just noticed your comments on Kartam Joga over at T:DYK and posted a response; sorry I didn't catch them sooner. Let me know if I've addressed your concerns. Thanks, Khazar (talk) 21:13, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Oops.[edit]

Thanks for reverting that snafu at DYK. How the heck did that happen? Note to self... don't do any edits like that 5 minutes after waking up. Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:37, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

To be completely honest, I wouldn't have noticed that if it weren't my hook! OCNative (talk) 07:10, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
Thankfully you did catch it. I think I ec'd myself and then ended up deleting both :-s Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:30, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Rick Welts[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:04, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Nazi talking dogs[edit]

Hi OC, I thought your ALTs were pretty good, but I was wondering if you could weigh in on mine. It's insane, yet sourced. Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:40, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

  • I've commented to the effect of "They're all hilarious!" OCNative (talk) 12:50, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
    • LOL, thanks. Shame it wasn't closer to April 1. Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:56, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Main page + DYK Question[edit]

Hi OC, I am in the middle of working on a 19 or so article hook (still in the early stages, only one and a half down) but will be going to Lampung in a couple of weeks. I was wondering if there is a way to see our hook as it was on the main page after its time in the sun is up. I may not have access to the internet while in Lampung, but I usually take screenshots of my hooks in DYK. Thanks. Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:18, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I don't know of any archive of screenshots of DYK or of the main page. The closest thing is Wikipedia:Recent additions, but that's more a list of DYK sets; it doesn't have the full screenshot that displays exactly how it appeared on the main page nor does it show what Today's featured article, In the news, and On this day looked like when the DYK ran. Sorry, I don't have better news on this one. OCNative (talk) 07:56, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. I've decided that running a five article hook ASAP and finishing the rest when I get back from Lampung would be best. Thanks. Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:07, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Re: striking comments[edit]

Thanks for striking rather than removing. Have a good evening. Roscelese (talkcontribs) 04:40, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hi OCNative, I'd like to thank you for your kind involvement in the article, the article's talk page and DYK. Best wishes.--Mbz1 (talk) 05:51, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for John Lipsky[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Nazi talking dogs[edit]

Hello! This nomination was moved to prep area with alt6, but alt6 is not in the article because I removed the info after I contacted the author. May I please ask you to consider commenting on another alt that is not about the dog named Rolf? Thank you.--Mbz1 (talk) 20:09, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for SDUSA[edit]

I replied at the DYK:Suggestion page.  Kiefer.Wolfowitz 08:37, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

re DYK nomination of The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family[edit]

I proposed an ALT1 hook, diff.

  1. It is still within the character limit for hooks.
  2. It is still confirmed by secondary sources within the article.
  3. It satisfies your suggestion for additional clarity within the hook itself.

Hopefully this is satisfactory to you, and the hook can now be confirmed, again? -- Cirt (talk) 06:34, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. -- Cirt (talk) 06:38, 4 June 2011 (UTC)
No problem. Thanks for the quick response! OCNative (talk) 06:39, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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Thanks for the help[edit]

Thanks for the help on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mariano Zagone. It was my first deletion try.--Vic49 (talk) 00:53, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

  • No problem. I was happy to help. For future reference, you can use WP:AFDHOWTO as a guide. OCNative (talk) 00:59, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

... in women's ice hockey[edit]

Thanks for the catch. I struck my comment about on being the ALT of the other. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 07:11, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

  • No problem. It's a completely understandable mix-up due to the single character difference in 2010 vs. 2011. There was a similar mix-up not too long ago due to the near-simultaneous DYK nominations of Julien Hoffman and Julien Hoffmann. OCNative (talk) 09:31, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
    • Still, it was an "oops" moment, so thanks. By the by, glad to know another from the OC is aboard Wikipedia. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 17:22, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
  • With 3,000,000+ people in OC, I would hope there'd be quite a few of us editing Wikipedia! :P OCNative (talk) 08:10, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

A couple questions[edit]

Hi OC, I have a couple questions. First, is the The 25 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal for 25 hooks or 25 articles? Second, could you give me your opinion on the 5 article hook that starts with Jurang Pemisah? It is a rather long hook (275 chars), but I think C3 may apply. Thanks. Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:20, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

  • The medal's for 25 articles. I loved awarding one to Bobrayner after he created a 25-article hook. I'll take a look at Jurang Pemisah, et al. OCNative (talk) 09:33, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
    • I'll congratulate Bobrayner. Wow OC, you're up late; isn't it like 11 pm over there? Thanks for the help. Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:36, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
  • That's a first: I got an edit conflict on my own talk page. Since you replied below, I'll split my original response between your two comments.
    Uh, Bobrayner's hook was a month ago. Oh, it's much later than 11 PM, but I'm a night owl, and my work hours are somewhat variable. Plus, I've developed this weird habit over the years of sleeping ~6 hours during the week and sleeping longer on weekends. OCNative (talk) 09:55, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
I noticed, but better late than never. As for the time... Darn. Freedom must be nice. Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:59, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Thank you, thank you. <bows> True enough about the grass. Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:20, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Thanks OC. Wasn't sure if C3 applied to just the article's name or the descriptor. Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:51, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
  • No problem on the help; I'm happy to do so. OCNative (talk) 09:55, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
Cheers! Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:59, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
In an aside, I never heard of DYK medals... and I'm at 61.[1] Are they for nominating articles, or for creating and expanding them? Or are they for having as many links in a nomination hook as possible? Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 17:27, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
  • You can add yourself to Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by number of DYKs. There's the "creation and expansion medals" and there's the "nomination" medals (for nominating other people's articles). The medals are given for 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 articles. OCNative (talk) 08:10, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Michael McFaul[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 18:03, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Perp walk[edit]

Hi OCNative,

Thanks for sorting the perp walk image on Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case. I originally just copied across the existing image in Perp walk but didn't know I had to provide a new NFCC rationale for that article. It subsequently was deleted on that ground and I didn't know how to provide a new rationale so I thought just to upload a duplicate under a new name with a fresh rationale. The software did recognise the image (it must use digital fingerprints I suppose) but allowed me to upload anyway. I've since been told that all I had to was edit the exiting NFCC and add a fresh rationale article, as I see you or a colleague has. Grateful and sorry to be a nuisance.

It's been marked for deletion and I'm off to defend it. I think #7 WP:NFC#UUI is clear (it's the images that are being discussed) but WP:NFCC#8 is more questionable. FightingMac (talk) 13:08, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

  • No problem. You weren't being a nuisance at all. It was a relatively easy and quick fix. OCNative (talk) 02:24, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi![edit]

Hi! I see that you watch the today show and made your own template but got removed. Im sorry for that. But i put your template on my wiki (http://todayshow.wikia.com/wiki/Today_Show_Crew) it would be awesome if you could also help me edit my wiki. If you can then thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.72.186.75 (talk) 21:42, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Suggestion for WikiProject United States to support WikiProject US State Legislatures[edit]

It was recently suggested that WikiProject US State Legislatures might be inactive or semiactive and it might be beneficial to include it in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States. I have started a discussion on the projects talk page soliciting the opinions of the members of the project if this project would be interested in being supported by WikiProject United States. Please feel free to comment on your opinions about this suggestion. --Kumioko (talk) 20:17, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ronald M. George[edit]

The article Ronald M. George you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within seven days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Ronald M. George for things which need to be addressed. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 16:40, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

  • I think I've addressed all your concerns, but please let me know if I've missed anything or misunderstood anything. Thank you for your review! OCNative (talk) 01:21, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

US National Archives collaboration[edit]

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United States National Archives WikiProject
Would you like to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the National Archives and its incredible collection? This summer, the National Archives—which houses some of America's most important historical documents—is hosting me as its Wikipedian in Residence, and I have created WP:NARA to launch these efforts.

There are all sorts of tasks available for any type of editor, whether you're a writer, organizer, gnome, coder, or image guru. The National Archives is making its resources available to Wikipedia, so help us forge this important relationship! Please sign up and introduce yourself. Dominic·t 15:22, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

All Hyderabad Trade Union Congress[edit]

Hello. I have added a review to my DYK nom now. --Soman (talk) 18:13, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Battle of Kororareka[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Battle_of_Kororareka at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Kieran (talk) 20:19, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

  • I have revised the article, and I believe addressed all the problems. Please let me know if I have missed anything. OCNative (talk) 01:11, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
    • Looks good, and marked as such. Good work! -Kieran (talk) 01:32, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Triple Crown jewels[edit]

Your majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow these Triple crown upon OCNative for your contributions in the areas of WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FC. Thank you for all your contributions to the project! – SMasters (talk) 01:04, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
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DYK nomination of Demolition of Masjid al-Dirar[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Demolition of Masjid al-Dirar at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Here's the exact location of the nomination: Template_talk:Did_you_know#Demolition_of_Masjid_al-Dirar. --Philcha (talk) 09:04, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Peace Treaty of Wiener Neustadt[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Peace Treaty of Wiener Neustadt at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Kieran (talk) 19:41, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Non-Free rationale for File:JamesRolph.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading or contributing to File:JamesRolph.jpg. I notice the file page specifies that the file is being used under Non-Free content criteria but there is not a suitable explanation or rationale as to why each specific use in Wikipedia is acceptable. Please go to the file description page and edit it to include a Non-Free rationale.

If you have uploaded other Non-Free media, consider checking that you have specified the Non-Free rationale on those pages too. You can find a list of 'file' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free media lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If the file is already gone, you can still make a request for undeletion and ask for a chance to fix the problem. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 11:10, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Approved Mangal, but see comments on Ian Agol nom. BarkingMoon (talk) 12:42, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Japanese migration to Thailand[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Japanese migration to Thailand at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! AnakngAraw (talk) 23:19, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Anasazi Heritage Center[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Battle of Kororareka[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination for Baku Museum of Modern Art[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Baku Museum of Modern Art at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! -- Rcej (Robert)talk 09:01, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

In response to your message, I checked the sources and brushed up the article a bit, then reported and proposed an ALT2. Hope it will help to reach a consensus; more searching for sources outside Azeri official channels would also be good, but right now I have to get off to San Francisco to copy an article from a book that's only available to me in the reference section of the main library there. Yngvadottir (talk) 17:22, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! It's been resolved due to your work. OCNative (talk) 10:24, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Epidemiology of syphilis[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:02, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Civil Harassment Restraining Order[edit]

Calmer Waters 18:02, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Peace Treaty of Wiener Neustadt[edit]

Calmer Waters 18:03, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Annada Mangal[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:02, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Ian Agol[edit]

Calmer Waters 06:02, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Nuku Hiva Campaign[edit]

Calmer Waters 06:03, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Demolition of Masjid al-Dirar[edit]

Calmer Waters 06:04, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Japanese migration to Thailand[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 18:03, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

re:Baku Museum nom[edit]

Hi OCN. I would have commented on the issue, but it seems it was resolved before I saw it. I enjoy reading your articles, by the way, going to read the 1812 War one once I post this. Keep up the good work. Manxruler (talk) 18:42, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the kind words, but in the interest of full disclosure, the War of 1812 one and most of my DYK nominations since mid-June are actually other people's articles, as I've been trying to encourage new editors (or at least new-to-DYK) by nominating their articles for DYK. I've largely taken a break from writing DYK articles myself to focus more on nominating other people's articles for DYK (though I'll still write one from time to time, of course). OCNative (talk) 10:28, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Ah, I see. That's a very nice of you. Variety is of course important. Good job. Accidentally somehow removed most of your talk the first I made this comment. Sorry. Manxruler (talk) 06:50, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Stefan Kuryłowicz[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:04, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Expedition of Surad ibn Abdullah[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:03, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK nom for Little Marton Mill[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Little Marton Mill at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Simon Burchell (talk) 21:23, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for History of Australian naval aviation[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 05:50, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Baku Museum of Modern Art[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 05:50, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for SS Silesia[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 18:04, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Bruce T. Halle Library[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:04, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for nominating my article on DYK. I have created another article recently called Demolition of Dhul Khalasa, will you kindly be able to create any nice facts from this? Let me know. Thanks --Misconceptions2 (talk) 01:31, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

  • Hi Misconceptions2, my efforts to nominate new articles created by other users is actually an effort to try to introduce DYK to users who have not seen it before (due to the tight 5-day nomination timeline, that's why I nominated two of your articles; though I will admit, I'm not perfect, and in a few cases, have nominated articles that turned out to have been created by users who had several DYK credits). You can find instructions on how to nominate your own articles here. Welcome to DYK! OCNative (talk) 11:12, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Convoy HX 300[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 08:04, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Reportedly haunted locations in Scotland[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 16:04, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Declaration of war by Canada[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:02, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Mount Ida Plantation[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:03, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Basaloid squamous cell lung carcinoma[edit]

Calmer Waters 08:02, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Abdulla Kurd[edit]

Calmer Waters 08:03, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK subpages[edit]

I'm sending this message to editors who commented at WT:DYK#Page restructuring and expressed an interest in setting up a subpage-based system for DYK nominations. If you have time, please see WT:DYK#New nomination setup and comment there. Thank you, rʨanaɢ (talk) 18:55, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Henry Louis Larsen[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:04, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Callao Affair[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Callao Affair at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Mjroots (talk) 05:28, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Little Marton Mill[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 08:02, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for King Creole[edit]

You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at Template talk:Did you know#King Creole's talk page.--GDuwenTell me! 16:41, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

50 DYKs[edit]

Thank you! That's very pretty and very sweet. But isn't it a bit premature? 3 of 'em were dual noms, so I was only counting those once. --Yngvadottir (talk) 12:41, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

  • I've always interpreted it as articles. I even gave Bobrayner one for a 25-article hook. From a linking standpoint, both the DYK Hall of Fame and DYKSTATS refers to the list of Wikipedians by number of DYKs (home of the DYK medals) as "for lists of users who have created or nominated the greatest number of DYK articles." From a policy standpoint, I believe DYK articles are always harder to create than DYK hooks, so I would award for articles rather than hooks. OCNative (talk) 03:20, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Angel Angel[edit]

Calmer Waters 00:03, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of SS Lanthorn[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of SS Lanthorn at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Simon Burchell (talk) 12:30, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Jeremy Howard-Williams[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 16:04, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Denmark–Eritrea relations[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:02, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Graham Leydin[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:02, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Benjamin Wistar Morris, III[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 08:03, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Alex McDonald (prospector)[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:03, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for West Ham United F.C. supporters[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:04, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Metro, Indonesia[edit]

Since you are after short hooks, you may be interested in ALT2 which is 3 characters shorter than the original. (BTW, if you are into linguistics could you give me some feedback regarding how it should be written? I have already posted a question at the nomination. Thanks!) Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:26, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Dicksonia Plantation[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for A. K. Chettiar[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for SS Lanthorn[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 16:06, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for St Mary de Crypt Church[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:02, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for İncili Çavuş[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:03, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Battle of Leitzersdorf[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 08:03, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Battle of La Flor and Battle of Las Cruces (1928)[edit]

Hi OC, I just reviewed your nomination of Battle of La Flor and Battle of Las Cruces (1928) and have a very minor quibble, which I have written at the nomination. Once you have addressed it, feel free to change my review to a pass-AGF check if you want or contact me so I can do it. Thanks. Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:14, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Callao Affair[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 16:02, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Io as an X-ray source[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 16:02, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Dorice Reid[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 08:05, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Octagon Chapel, Liverpool[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Octagon Chapel, Liverpool at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:01, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Battle of La Flor[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:06, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Battle of Las Cruces (1928)[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:06, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Iraq ed-Dubb[edit]

Thanks for helping the Did You Know project Victuallers (talk) 08:02, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Peter Raw[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:03, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Siege of Retz[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:04, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Virgin and Child with Four Angels[edit]

NW (Talk) 00:02, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for George Rowe (printmaker)[edit]

Thanks from the wiki Victuallers (talk) 08:03, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Re:The Teddy Bear Master[edit]

Just responding to your post on my talk page. Have looked at the entry for The Teddy Bear Master, but it seems to have been passed for DYK several days ago so I'm a bit confused. If there are issues with it though, please let me know and I'll look at it again. Cheers TheRetroGuy (talk) 08:32, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

  • I was just providing the courtesy notice. The issue there is what PFHLai raised: users who have at least 5 DYK credits are required to review another DYK nomination when they do self-nominations. You just need to do a review. OCNative (talk) 08:37, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Ok, I didn't know this, and now I see I've been getting away with it for several months. :) I'll take a look a bit later on, probably this afternoon. Cheers TheRetroGuy (talk) 08:44, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Have reviewed a couple of articles now. I'll review more over the next few days though to make up for all the ones I've missed out on. Cheers TheRetroGuy (talk) 17:59, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Fokker FG-2[edit]

Hi OC, I've taken a look at your nomination of Fokker FG-2 and it seems to be lacking a bit. Could you take a look at my comments and see if the problem is fixable? Thanks Crisco 1492 (talk) 17:36, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

I have brought it back from the vortex. Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:17, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Thanks! I thought it'd be a bit of a conflict of interest if I just restored it myself. OCNative (talk) 05:22, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Badi Uzzaman[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 08:04, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Paling in 't groen[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 16:02, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Lee Corner[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 16:03, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Octagon Chapel, Liverpool[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 00:03, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Nickelodeon Fit[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 00:04, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Hesperian (Mars)[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 00:05, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Quercus geminata[edit]

EncycloPetey (talk) 08:03, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Tuttuki Bako[edit]

EncycloPetey (talk) 08:04, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Maupin Carbon Dragon[edit]

EncycloPetey (talk) 16:03, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Sarah Dixon (sternwheeler)[edit]

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Another one of this kind: see Hatula. Thanks for nominating those articles, Ucucha 22:12, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Aduston Hall[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Fixed it. Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:22, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

And again Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:09, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK FC Augsburg and TSV 1860 München rivalry[edit]

Further sourcing provided, hope the article is up to standard now, thanks for letting me know, Calistemon (talk) 09:55, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Aburatorigami[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:04, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Jacopo Inghirami[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Alpine (plantation)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:04, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Yakovlev AIR-3[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:05, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Fokker FG-2[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:04, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Russian ironclad Pervenets[edit]

Thanks from me and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 16:04, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Zinaida Reich[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 16:03, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Hatula[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 16:04, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Population Estimates Program[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 16:05, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Charles A. Ray[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 16:23, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for East India Film Company[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 00:09, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Rugrats: Time Travelers[edit]

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DYK for Dundee Royal Infirmary[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:04, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

50 DYK Noms Barnstar[edit]

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DYK for Kapoeta South County[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:05, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Greater Kapoeta[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:06, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Vincenzo Sarno[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 08:05, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

July 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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DYK for Duke of Chicago[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:05, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Hefaiston[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:59, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Expedition to Lapland[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 21:11, 25 July 2011 (UTC) 21:56, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for William Anderson Coffin[edit]

Thanks from me and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 06:14, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Brian Leveson[edit]

Thanks from me and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 06:15, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Blood & Thunder: The Life & Art of Robert E. Howard[edit]

Thanks from the DYK project Victuallers (talk) 14:30, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Al ash-Sheikh[edit]

EncycloPetey (talk) 15:12, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Edward Hay Mackenzie Elliot[edit]

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DYK for Engelberg Huller Company[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 03:20, 29 July 2011 (UTC) 23:27, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK nom for The Jeremy Kyle Show (U.S. TV series)[edit]

Hi OC, I've taken a look at your nomination and the hook seems to be wanting. Could you comment at the nomination at T:TDYK? Thanks. Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:30, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK on Colas Group[edit]

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DYK nom of Active Life: Explorer[edit]

Hi OC, I have reviewed your nomination of Active Life: Explorer at T:TDYK and have a small quibble before I approve it. Could you reply there? Thanks. Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:10, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Oregon Slough Railroad Bridge[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 08:03, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Sarah Dixon (sternwheeler)[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 16:04, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Edward Hay Mackenzie Elliot[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:02, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Parkes ministry (1878–1883)[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:04, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Colas Group[edit]

Calmer Waters 00:03, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for The Jeremy Kyle Show (U.S. TV series)[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:05, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

www.helium.com/users/490158[edit]

Hello, I've whitelisted www.helium.com/users/490158. I'm only sorry that the process took so long. (IFF you're interested, a bit of background). -- Hoary (talk) 01:13, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

September 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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Welcome back![edit]

Nice to see you're back after a month. You missed most of the epic wars at WT:DYK though... Probably better that way. Hope the new DYK didn't leave you too shell-shocked. Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:54, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the welcome back message! Yeah, July started to get busy, and August was quite busy! (Yay, real-life money!) As you've noted, I'm back now. However, you will find I won't be spending too much time at DYK in the next few months, as I will be focusing on college football edits (I am a member of WikiProject College Football, after all). It has nothing to do with DYK politics or anything of that sort, in this regard, as you can see that I similarly spent last fall focusing on college football edits (though if a new college football article warrants it, I'll certainly put it up for DYK).
    It does look like it's a good thing I missed the DYK wars because it looks like the only changes that resulted from them from these two little sets of checkboxes: {{DYK hook checklist}} and {{DYK article checklist}}. I assume there were no wars over the subpages because they look pretty much like what had been peacefully discussed before my wikibreak. OCNative (talk) 04:58, 10 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Subpages, no wars. Rjanag is a little fed-up with people who aren't reading the instructions, but that happens everywhere. The reviews have more explicit criteria, including paraphrasing checks, so that that was a pretty big change. Cbl62 has been busy with College Sports as well, apparently. Hopefully I'll see a few of your nominations coming through. Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:10, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Interview with Wikimedia Foundation[edit]

Hi OC, I hope you're well. My name is Matthew Roth and I'm a Storyteller on the fundraising team at the Wikimania Foundation. In preparation for the 2011 fundraiser this November-December, I'm interviewing Wikipedians who contribute significantly to the projects. In the past, we've relied pretty heavily on Jimmy to carry the fundraising burden, and while his appeals have done very well, he alone doesn't represent the multitude of content creators on Wikipedia. I'm curious if you would like to interview with me? I would hope to speak with you for about 60 minutes and would ask you a number of questions about your personal experiences editing on Wikipedia and about its impact more generally. If you are inclined, please email mroth (at) wikimedia.org. Thanks! Matthew (WMF) 00:06, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

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Warning[edit]

You are in danger of breaching WP:3RR with your edits in the Adam Riess article. Please stop edit warring. Deterence Talk 11:34, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

  • One reversion is nowhere near a danger of breaching 3RR nor is it edit warring. OCNative (talk) 11:37, 4 October 2011 (UTC)
  • No problem. I actually agree with most of the edit your were trying to implement. I just don't know what you were reverting my small edit. Deterence Talk 11:43, 4 October 2011 (UTC)
  • My reversion was because this edit wiped out my lengthier edits. If you're concerned about this edit being wiped out by my edit, you will see that I fixed that before the warning above was even posted. OCNative (talk) 11:50, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

ITN Notice[edit]

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ITN[edit]

It was nom'd FIRST here [2] which was WELL before thisLihaas (talk) 10:03, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

  • There was no nom listed when I nom'd it here. OCNative (talk) 10:07, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
Cool, i was lilk pissed too bt then saw the hist and dont blme. it was AGFLihaas (talk) 10:22, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
  • To answer the question, he nominated way too early in an attempt to get ITN credit for it. I removed because he added a new day to the page, which messes up the bot that automatically does it. As an ITN regular, Lihaas should've known not too. Hot Stop talk-contribs 18:19, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

1934 rankings[edit]

OCNative, I noticed you recently made edits to Template:1934 SEC football standings and Template:1934 PCC football standings to "correct rankings". Where are these rankings from? The AP Poll didn't exist until 1936. Jweiss11 (talk) 06:28, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

The AP Poll has been continuous since 1936, but the first poll was in 1934. The notation on the templates said they were from the AP Poll, but the ranking numbers listed did not gel with this source, and I couldn't find any information that matched the previously-listed ranks, so that's why I changed the rankings. OCNative (talk) 06:36, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. I didn't realize there had been a poll in 1934. I appreciate the heads up. Jweiss11 (talk) 06:40, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Gigli at April Fools DKY[edit]

I have reviewed your nomination of Leonardo Gigli at Wikipedia:April Fool's Main Page/Did You Know, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thanks!--Found5dollar (talk) 19:32, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

  • I replied at the April fools page as there is still an issue.--Found5dollar (talk) 13:13, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Per your request, I've added a more recent source. OCNative (talk) 00:09, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

Standings Table templates[edit]

Something broke in those last edits so I had to revert your changes. I welcome any attempts to improve it, but it's transcluded on over 3,000 pages, so if you want to experiment on it, please use the sandbox and test cases. Thanks. DeFaultRyan 17:16, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

  • I checked several pages that were using the template, and I didn't see anything that was broken. I've now plugged my changes into the two sandboxes, and both sets of test cases seem fine. Could you describe what was broken, so I can better ascertain what went wrong? OCNative (talk) 00:12, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
    • Somehow the alignment went all wonky. It seemed like the columns were all squished into the left half of the infobox. Could have been a weird freak incident, but if the test cases look OK, it's probably good to go. A good page to see a lot of these standings is 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season#Conference standings. After you commit to the live template, I'd go there, purge the cache, and make sure it looks good. Not exactly sure what happened the other day, but I should have taken a screenshot. Thanks. DeFaultRyan 20:56, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
    • Looking at it again, and the test cases are messed up in Internet Explorer 8. (Not my browser of choice, but forced to use it sometimes). All the columns are shifted to the right. What I think is happening is that the division names and footers use a "colspan=99" parameter because they don't know how many columns they will need to span due to various combinations of winning percent, ties, division standings, etc. When the cell padding is nonzero, those extra 99 columns get rendered. It's possible that IE 8 is in the wrong, but it's a moot point with it being the single most popular version of a browser on the internet with 18% market share. Personally, I don't mind having the cell padding/spacing being zero, but if anybody wants it to be nonzero, then the division names and footnotes will need to calculate exactly how many columns it needs to span. Luckily, I put that logic into Template:Standings Table Start/colspan, so it's doable with some extra pass-through parameters - Standings Table End will need to know about ties, division standings, win percent, etc. DeFaultRyan 16:13, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
      • Alright, I think I'll just hold off for a while until IE 8 market share drops off although that'll be a couple years (IE 9 and IE 7 have equal market share right now). I wish people would just upgrade frequently. OCNative (talk) 00:11, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
        • Oh, believe me, as a software developer, I share your sentiment, especially when it comes to software that fails to conform to standards (IE 9 was a big step forward, but still falls short of Chrome). I think this is fairly telling. It seems to imply that as many as 25% of IE 8 users are only using it during the week at their workplace (as I am), which would then imply that most of the public are using more up-to-date technology at home than what their professional IT staff provide. Amusing. By the way, which browser were you using that displayed the test cases correctly? DeFaultRyan 15:48, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
          • I used Firefox 7, IE 9, and Chrome 14. I thought I had my bases covered but neglected the old version scenario. Your workplace commentary reminds me of the ridiculous time when my employer's IT finally upgraded us to IE 7 during the same month that I upgraded to IE 8. They narrowly missed being two versions behind by a couple weeks; I would have gone nuts back then if I had to use IE 6 at work and IE 8 at home. OCNative (talk) 00:58, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
          • I realize Chrome 15's only been out for a few hours, but to avert hypocrisy, I've upgraded. (The tables look fine there too.) @#&$ IE 8. OCNative (talk) 01:10, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
            • Been a few months, and IE8 continues to slowly erode. At least IE7 is in its death throes, and IE9 is narrowing the gap. IE 8 has now been passed by Chrome 16, but it's still the second most popular single version around, with a 16% share on workdays and a 12% share on the weekends. Still being forced to use it at work. I hate that piece of junk. DeFaultRyan 16:57, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

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Football standings date[edit]

It was my intention to update the date when all of today's games are over. Changing it before all of the games are in suggests, to me, that the standings are complete as of today's games, but they aren't. MrArticleOne (talk) 22:18, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

  • The problem with doing that is if some of today's games are updated while the table still has the old date, there have been instances where some users think the earlier games aren't included, so if that happened today, you would see some users changing Nebraska to 8–1, for instance. In other words, updating today's earlier games while leaving the date from last week suggests that those earlier game's team's W-L records are from last week. OCNative (talk) 22:23, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
    • Maybe we just shouldn't put a date? MrArticleOne (talk) 22:32, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
      • That would require an across-the-board change of the standings tables standards, as the standings tables for all seasons in all sports have the date on them. Also, to elaborate on my previous concern, there have also been issues of no one updating the date even after all the games are over and a similar problem when people update the rankings but not the dates after the polls come out. OCNative (talk) 22:37, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Short hooks[edit]

You like short hooks, right? Check out ALT1. Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:22, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

  • That's pretty awesome and hilarious! (However, from a practical standpoint, I'm not sure any of the three alts would work well because I'm not sure people would click on a singular question mark without explanation.) OCNative (talk) 00:22, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
Well, we could write Question Mark but then it would lose most of its hookiness. Glad you liked it; I was smiling while writing half the article just thinking of putting that ALT. Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:46, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Elena J. Duarte[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:18, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

User:87...6[edit]

Hi. You are right; see the talk page. I have already un-blocked the user. Bearian (talk) 22:16, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Re: BLP & Sandusky scandal[edit]

Thanks for the heads up. I really appreciate the help! --Jtalledo (talk) 22:51, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Richard M. Sims, Jr.[edit]

Allen3 talk 00:14, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

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WP:STANFORD[edit]

You might have noticed that someone started a Wikipedia:WikiProject Stanford University‎ wikiproject. I got them to make a sports task force. Since I've seen you around a lot on the Stanford sports pages, I thought you might want to join the group in preparation for beating Cal this week (and licking our wounds from that other unmentionable game on Saturday). --Esprqii (talk) 17:57, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

  • Thank you for telling me. I did not realize that had started. Even though you've seen me on the sports pages, I've done a lot more on alumni biographies, particularly judges and politicians. I've also added lots of alumni to List of Stanford University people. I'm definitely joining. OCNative (talk) 03:11, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
Well, clearly you're a more well-rounded and studious alum than I; I've just been mucking about the sports pages! ;-) Glad to have you join. --Esprqii (talk) 19:27, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Elizabeth A. Grimes[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 08:02, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Christopher Cottle[edit]

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What a game[edit]

Indeed, a stunner. Does Lane Kiffin have a mouth full of dip?? Drmies (talk) 04:30, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

  • Indeed, and Baylor's on the verge of knocking off Oklahoma too. What a crazy week. (It's probably a good idea for Kiffin to keep wearing that snowman clothing. It must bring good luck.) OCNative (talk) 04:32, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
    • Hehe. It'll be all SEC (plus Boise State) at the top. You know I'm rooting for Bama. I still don't know how to feel about Kiffin--he was kind of an ass at UT--and I thought Oregon played great in the second half, but still--if all but one of those one-loss teams become two-loss teams (and Stanford is not having an easy game), I'll be happy. Take it easy! Drmies (talk) 04:41, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
    • I'm betting five bucks that you've already filled in the score for Oklahoma-Baylor--do they get the two-point conversion or not? Drmies (talk) 04:50, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
    • Holy moly. Well done Baylor. Now, if Arkansas can do something like that next week... Drmies (talk) 04:58, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
      • I had to step away for dinner (I'm on the West Coast, so it wasn't that late). I had the TV next to the dinner table on, but I didn't bring my computer. BCS #2, #4, #5, and #7 all lost this week. When did that many teams lose in the top 10? (And Stanford's 3rd quarter is fixing things.) OCNative (talk) 05:51, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

conference standings[edit]

First off, not all standings templates list the date. Second, ones that do I always update. Third, I don't change the date until every game from that day has been played because to me that would mean that it's updated for every game through that day. So please don't waste my time by putting useless reminders on my talk page. And as of right now the mountain west standings aren't even updated yet you changed the date, thus through November 19 Boise State is 8–1, which isn't true. So at least have everything updated before telling me to do it right.Bsuorangecrush (talk) 07:49, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

  • Firstly, it was obviously implied that my reminder was only applicable to templates. Secondly, the only reason I posted the reminder is that you had updated the Mountain West football template without updating the date. Thirdly, the template documentation says the date should show when the standings table was "most recently updated." I updated the date of the Mountain West standings before the Boise State-San Diego State and the UNLV-Air Force games but after the Wyoming-New Mexico and TCU-Colorado State games. Finally, your hostile tone is completely unnecessary; I put a polite reminder, and you could have simply explained your disagreement without the invective. OCNative (talk) 08:06, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

rivalry game results tables[edit]

We had talked a while back at Talk:Big Game (American football) about adopting a standard format for rivalry game results tables for Pac-12 rivalry games. After an anon changed the Civil War format to yet another variation, I opened a discussion on the talk page. Would appreciate your thoughts there so we could try and implement a standard. --Esprqii (talk) 18:37, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

  • Sorry for the delay in responding. I haven't been on Wiki as much with my new job. I've added my two cents to the discussion, though I fear I may have only further muddled the discussion. OCNative (talk) 06:50, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Justice Duffy[edit]

I know that she's still listed on the Sixth District Web site, but she has retired. See, e.g., Community Water Coalition v. Santa Cruz County Local Agency Formation Commission (2011) 200 Cal.App.4th 1317. --Nlu (talk) 21:02, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

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San Francisco meetup at WMF headquarters[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:DallasCast.jpg[edit]

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Annual football conference season navboxes nominated for deletion at TFD[edit]

I have nominated all of the annual football conference season navboxes for deletion as I don't believe they are useful navigational tools. You can find the discussion here. Grondemar 03:06, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

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DYK for Leonardo Gigli[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:05, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

DYK for The Virgin Mary (book)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:04, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Requesting review of single game college football article for notability[edit]

Hi OCNative, since you are an admin and a member of wiki project college football, I am wondering if you would be willing to review the 2011 Michigan vs. Notre Dame football game article that was recently created. I do not see how it meets notability, and gave my thoughts on the talk page and tagged it for notability. The game itself is already covered extensively in both the 2011 Michigan Wolverines football team game capsule section as well as the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry page. Forgive me if this is not the appropriate way to go about this... I could not find a forum to raise the question on the wiki project college football portal. Regards, Tedmoseby (talk) 05:43, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Sian Elias[edit]

I've gone and stuck an Image on the article, I saw the request at WP:Reward board. --Tomtomn00 (talkcontributions) 17:58, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Hi Tomtomn00, your file has been listed as a possibly unfree file. I resolved the issue with the source, but could you add a link to the permission (I was unable to resolve the permission issue)? If you're able to resolve the permission issue, I'd be happy to give you the Photographer's Barnstar. OCNative (talk) 22:55, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Elections in Estonia[edit]

Hi. Following your revision of the Elections in Estonia article on 8 June 2011, two additional links appeared in the Languages section of the left-hand sidebar: namely, to id:Templat:Pemilu Parlemen Estonia 2011 in Indonesian and ee:2011. aasta Riigikogu valimised in Estonian.

The former is a template, not an article; and the latter is more properly the interwiki link from Estonian parliamentary election, 2011.

I don't know enough about Wikipedia coding to be able to see how this happened (and it may not even have anything to do with your changes!), but wondered if you might care to take a look all the same. TIA. -- Picapica (talk) 20:47, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

  • Ah, I see, the template that someone else created but I inserted into the article had those two links. I've stripped those two links from the template. OCNative (talk) 05:03, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! Aitäh! -- Picapica (talk) 10:50, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

Invitation[edit]

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Leslie Daigle[edit]

Leslie Daigle an article that was nominated for deletion recently in which you presented your opinion is again on the chopping block and this may or may not be an agenda item of concern for yourself.LuciferWildCat (talk) 01:34, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Non-free rationale for File:WilliamStephens.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons/Noticeboard[edit]

Accusations made against you (sockpuppetry, criminality, NPOV violations, etc.) are now being discussed at Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons/Noticeboard/Archive204#Ralph Drollinger. You should of course participate in this discussion. --Orange Mike | Talk 18:20, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

You're invited! FemTech Edit-a-Thon at Claremont Graduate University[edit]

October 26 - FemTech Edit-a-Thon & Roundtable - You are invited!
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Everyone is invited to the first FemTech Edit-a-Thon & Roundtable at Claremont Graduate University on October 26 from 3-6 pm. The event will open with a roundtable discussion about feminism and anti-racist technology projects, followed by an edit-a-thon focusing on feminists & women in science. Experienced Wikipedians will be on hand to support new editors. We hope you can join us!

Sign up here - see you there! 01:08, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Do people not give out the DYK barnstars anymore? Or check to see how many people have? AARONTALK 00:40, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

  • Actually, it's pretty haphazard. It's just when someone wonders by Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by number of DYKs and notices that someone hasn't received the appropriate DYK medal. As far as I know, individual users update their own number of DYKs on that list, and someone else will award the medal when they see the person hasn't received it yet. OCNative (talk) 06:50, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Documents from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum[edit]

hi

I work at the Gerald Ford Presidential Library and Museum, and we are uploading materials to Wikimedia Commons. We have a number of documents that might be of interest to you - they are located at Wikimedia, Category:Documents at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.

If you are interested in writing articles/stubs, I may be able to provide you with pictures from our archives as well. We have a limited number of artifacts, to also at Wikimedia, Category:Artifacts at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.

Let me know if I can help in any way, and please feel free to pass the word about these docs; I'd love to see some content generated around them....thanks! Bdcousineau (talk) 17:45, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
  • Hashtag #wikiloveslib or #glamwiki.
  • Registration http://wll-seattle.eventbrite.com or use on-wiki regsistration.

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 03:47, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Requesting protection of several Notre Dame football pages[edit]

Hi OC, I know you occasionally edit Notre Dame pages. I am requesting protection for the 2012 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team and for Notre Dame Fighting Irish football through the 2013 National title game. I am already starting to see reverted edits by established editors on these pages and I think to make all our lives easier it would be prudent to protect these pages, given the magnitude of two of the top teams in college football playing for the title and the media circus that is sure to ensue. Thanks!Tedmoseby (talk) 01:22, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

  • Ted, unfortunately, I am not an admin and do not have the ability to protect the page. Thanks, OCNative (talk) 04:12, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

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DYK for Gerold C. Dunn[edit]

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DYK for Gordon R. Thompson[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 16:02, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

San Diego Comic-Con International meetup proposal[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/LA/SDCC1. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 18:49, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

2013 Wikinic[edit]

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Robert S. Stevens[edit]

I have recently made changes to the page Robert S. Stevens. I merged the new information (the text you pasted in) with the original existing text. The article seems to be in much better format now. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks! Meatsgains (talk) 15:21, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup[edit]

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DYK RfC[edit]

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Wikipedia Meetup[edit]

Help build the Wikipedia community in Southern California at "Come Edit Wikipedia!" presented by the West Hollywood Library on Saturday, August 31st, 2013 from 1-5pm. Drop in for some lively editing and conversation! Plus, it's a library, so there are plenty of sources. --Olegkagan (talk) — Message delivered by Hazard-Bot at 02:53, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

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Edit-a-thons at UC Riverside[edit]

The UCR Libraries are hosting three edit-a-thons focusing on their great special collections (science fiction, water resources, the Inland Empire and more) on Oct. 12, 2013, Oct. 26, 2013, and Nov. 23, 2013. Please participate if you can! Details and signup here. All are welcome, new and experienced editors alike! -- phoebe / (talk to me) 04:07, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

I think I was looking at the first week BCS rankings when I made my edit. Thanks for fixing it. I do find it awesome/funny that we had a bye week but someone rose to 24th. Face-tongue.svg Thanks again! Cheers, —  dainomite   01:36, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Notifications overload![edit]

When I saw "10" on the notifications tab I was dreading clicking it, fearing that the IP went and undid all of those edits. Thank you for the "thanks" though! —  dainomite   06:52, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

  • I figured you needed dramatic thanks for your hard work. I undid some of the IP's hairier logo edits in Oregon State and Washington State. Your edits brought my attention to it, and I saw you finished reversing all the IP's football logo edits. I have begun reversing the IP's basketball logo edits. OCNative (talk) 06:56, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Yeah, I believe I did get all the 2013 FBS football edits. Best of luck grabbing the rest of those basketball edits. —  dainomite   07:05, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

SEC Standings[edit]

Alabama is co-champions since they and Auburn finish 7–1. Auburn, however, still goes to the Championship game.
Cheers! BenYes? 00:46, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't intentionally wipe that out. I was trying to fill in the box score, and we got in an edit conflict. OCNative (talk) 00:53, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Date on standings template[edit]

Hi, Per Template:CFB Standings End/doc, the proper manner to display the date and time of the template's last update is by using five tildes (~~~~~) to generate something like this: 04:11, 1 December 2013 (UTC).
Cheers! BenYes? 04:11, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

That differs dramatically from convention. I've consulted Wikipedia talk:WikiProject College football since we have an awkward conflict between the template documentation and the common convention. OCNative (talk) 04:27, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Opinion[edit]

Your opinion is requested: WT:CFB #Division Co-Champions. BenYes? 20:22, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

March 9 edit-a-thon at MOCA in downtown LA[edit]

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You have been invited to a meetup and edit-a-thon at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 11 am to 6 pm! This event is in collaboration with MOCA and the arts collective East of Borneo and aims to improve coverage of LA art since the 1980s. (Even if contemporary art isn't your thing, you're welcome to join too!) Please RSVP here if you're interested.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton move request[edit]

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May 10 Asian Pacific American edit-a-thon in LA[edit]

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You have been invited to a meetup and edit-a-thon at the Junipero Serra Branch of the LA Public Library (4607 S. Main St., 90037) on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm! This event is sponsored by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association and aims to improve coverage of Asian Pacific American topics, particularly as they relate to southern California. Please RSVP here if you're interested.

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LA edit-a-thons on May 23 and 31[edit]

LA meetups: Adrianne Wadewitz memorial edit-a-thons on May 23 and May 31
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

There are two LA edit-a-thons in memory of Adrianne Wadewitz, a prolific Wikipedia editor, in the coming weeks. Please join us May 23 at Occidental College and May 31 at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry to combat systemic bias and help further Adrianne's legacy. No experience needed! Please RSVP at the relevant page(s) if you plan to attend.

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L.A. events on June 21 and July 6[edit]

Upcoming L.A. events: Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon (Saturday, June 21, 12-5pm) and Wiknic (Sunday, July 6, ~9:30am-4pm)

Gallery at 356 S. Mission Rd.
Get hungry for the Wiknic!

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The L.A. Wikipedia community has two exciting events coming up in the next few weeks: an edit-a-thon sponsored by the online magazine East of Borneo, and the fourth annual Los Angeles Wiknic!

The East of Borneo event is an edit-a-thon that aims to build a better history of art in Southern California. This next chapter of their Unforgetting L.A. series will take place on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 5pm at 356 S. Mission Rd. (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. For more info, see eastofborneo.org/unforgetting.

The Wiknic is a part of the nationwide Great American Wiknic. We'll be grilling, getting to know each other better, and building the L.A. Wikipedia community! The event is tentatively planned for Pan-Pacific Park (map) and will be held on Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

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