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Million Award[edit]

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For your contributions to bring Virginia (estimated annual readership: 1,470,000) to Featured Article status and NATO (estimated annual readership: 1,580,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 12:05, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

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If I've made any error in this listing, please don't hesitate to correct it; if for any reason you don't feel you deserve it, please don't hesitate to remove it; if you know of any other editor who merits one of these awards, please don't hesitate to give it; if you yourself deserve another award from any of the three tiers, please don't hesitate to take it! Cheers and all best, -- Khazar2 (talk) 12:05, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Awards[edit]

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After seeing the amount of contributions you've made to the NATO page, how consistent you've been, how high quality they've been, and how long you've been at it, I wanted to give you this for all your contributions. This seemed like the most fitting star. Bogo1983 (talk) 09:02, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
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The Missing Barnstar
Additionally, the fact that you didn't have other barnstars already is confusing to me. You've contributed so much to Wikipedia, you've deserved this for at least a year or two now. Bogo1983 (talk) 09:32, 1 February 2014 (UTC)


GAR[edit]

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NYC Bronx Zoo picture[edit]

Hi, Patrickneil -

I feel that the new image of the Bronx Zoo in the NYC article leaves much to be desired - it's rather dull and non-descript. Giraffes in NYC, on the other hand, scream "zoo." Would you mind replacing this image with the previous one, or perhaps try a different one? Castncoot (talk) 03:52, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I'm not wedded or anything. I'd suggest we look for one that includes some onlookers, zookeepers, or if possible an iconic structure/sign as well as some sort of animal activity. I liked the sea lions because it was capturing an action. My issue with the giraffes is perhaps that there's nothing particularly "New York" about the photo, it could easily be the Chicago or Atlanta Zoo. A photo that just includes animals would be fine to illustrate the article on the zoo or on the particular animal, but what I mean by an image that says "zoo" is that it shows more of a park experience unique to the Bronx.-- Patrick, oѺ 04:32, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
OK, how about the Flickr image from "cacostello" which simply shows the Bronx Zoo sign close up? It's an attractive picture which shows the iconic sign yet doesn't show an empty after-hours picture. Or how about one of the others showing a crowd? It won't be possible to get the sign and live animals in the same image, however. Feel free to upload an image that you like.

(I've never uploaded from Flickr by the way, how is that done?) Castncoot (talk) 04:46, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

You mean this one? Its good. No animals, but it is unique to the Bronx. This was my favorite of the images I looked at today. I like the domed Zoo Center building as something unique to the zoo, and that the image also has animals is great. As far as uploading from Flickr, I use the Flinfo tool that fills out many of the fields for you.-- Patrick, oѺ 13:54, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes, that one, but I agree with your favorite as well. I looked at Flinfo and still don't understand the uploading process - who is giving the permission to upload - the Wikipedia editor? Or the original photographer? Please feel free to change the image in the meantime.

Castncoot (talk) 15:34, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Okay, I uploaded four options to the commons, and will put in the reindeer for now.-- Patrick, oѺ 16:35, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
Fantastic job, Patrickneil, thank you. Gives people a cadre of good images to rotate amongst for variety as desired.

Can you please explain the uploading process to me? Thanks again. Castncoot (talk) 18:13, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

(Will look it up myself, thanks...)

Castncoot (talk) 02:10, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

It's very easy, just copy the Flickr URL to Flinfo, and the download the highest resolution file from the link it gives you. Copy the text and click Open Upload Form. Paste the text in and browse for the file. Easy as it gets!-- Patrick, oѺ 03:53, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, will try it next time! Castncoot (talk) 17:13, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 15:14, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for the Barnstar[edit]

Thanks for the Tireless Contributor Barnstar award you gave me on 25 January for the Georgetown men's basketball articles. It is a labor of love (I've been a fan of the team since 1977), but it's good to know someone else enjoys it; I appreciate your show of support and I am sorry to have taken so long to respond. With all the seasons created, I have gone back to add season recaps to each of them. So far, I've completed the recaps from 1906-07 up through the 1987-88 season, and I'll keep plugging away until I finish them. The late 1970s and early 1980s were particularly fun to do – they brought back a lot of memories – and now I'm arriving at the Mourning-Mutombo era. Looks like the NIT in 2014, but Hoya Saxa anyway! Mdnavman (talk) 03:16, 15 March 2014 (UTC)mdnavman

Absolutely! You're welcome! Keep up the good work, and let me know where I can help. And yes, I telling myself next year will be better.-- Patrick, oѺ 18:35, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Stadio della Roma[edit]

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