User talk:Protonk

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I'll be working offline on draft Snapdragon (system on chip) and Paul Jacobs articles over the weekend; then I have meetings on Monday for Heather Bresch and Qualcomm, so I'll take a shot at the Yelp controversy re-organization if we don't hear back from Coretheapple by Sunday if I can finish these articles or Tuesday at the latest.

I've also been looking for help on the RealPlayer page if you're interested. Not bringing it up to GA, but just asking for some cleanup of junk sources in the second half of the Controversies section and in the RealAlternative section. I've been forum shopping a bit, but getting a lot of "I'm busy IRL" type stuff. Even though I have a reputation for not being your typical spammy or spin-doctory COI, I think it is still not the kind of thing many editors take an interest in doing. CorporateM (Talk) 22:14, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

  • @CorporateM: I'm happy to leave the Yelp review on hold as long as you need. I'll take a look at the real player page, but (unfortunately, given your other requests!) I can't promise I'll be able to spend too much time with it. Protonk (talk) 22:34, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
I put a draft re-structure up at user:CorporateM/Yelp CorporateM (Talk) 23:00, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

The draft is de-annotated. I can do some of the tedious stuff in article-space afterwards if you like, like making sure the cites still work and trimming some of the redundancies pulled from other sections. CorporateM (Talk) 21:35, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Justa Punk ban[edit]

I've noticed that you blocked one of his State Library of Victoria IP's for six months. Could you please extend it to a year to be consistent with Material Scientist (see the other IP banned at the same time - last digits of both are 26 and 22). Curse of Fenric (talk) 03:17, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

  • @Curse of Fenric: Can you point me to the other IP? Sorry for making you search for it but it's hard to track down disparate blocks for the same editor. Protonk (talk) 13:50, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
    • is the one you blocked. is the one Material Scientist blocked. Curse of Fenric (talk) 22:50, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

radium GAN[edit]

Unfortunately I am way busier than I would like to be at the moment and as such I'm worried that I won't have enough time to get everything done by tomorrow (7 days after the review) – so I'd like to request it remain open for another week, when I will very likely be able to return to last month's activity level on WP. Sorry for the inconvenience. Double sharp (talk) 14:28, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

  • @Double sharp: No worries. I should put this disclaimer at the top of my reviews, but I'm happy to leave the review open for as long as you need to improve the article. This is especially true for Radium as not all of my suggestions are line-by-line improvements. If you prefer I can change the status to "on hold" but I don't think that actually matters so long as both of us know what's going on. Protonk (talk) 14:34, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Kilgour–Matas report/GA2[edit]

I think I have addressed all your initial concerns. SilkTork ✔Tea time 09:44, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

GA Cup - Round 1 Newsletter #2[edit]

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Endorsement request[edit]

Hi, Would you mind if I used you as an endorsement for online ambassador at the education noticeboard?--CaroleHenson (talk) 20:11, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Gernatt Family of Companies[edit]

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Gamergate help[edit]

We're working on what the sections should look like and contain, but coming up with titles is hard :( Help us? Kaciemonster (talk) 00:11, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Cosmic Stories and Stirring Science Stories[edit]

I've been working on another magazine article, and I wondered if you'd be willing to take a look at it before it goes to FAC, since you've been so helpful on the other articles. No problem if you're too busy, of course. The article is on a pair of related magazines: Cosmic Stories and Stirring Science Stories. There's no hurry; it'll probably be weeks at least before my current article at FAC is done, and I have others ready to go. Thanks. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 02:19, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Ford Island ACR[edit]

Thanks for the support. Did you see the quote from the Kane book I left for you?--v/r - TP 06:57, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

  • @TParis: I did. Sorry for not responding directly because I suspect that question was one of the reasons you had to hit the library. :) I think that supports the claim in the text (I'm always a bit worried with cultural anthro statements). Two thing I'd suggest thinking about are (because Kane is not explicitly invoking other literature) attribute it to Kane in text and call it a "courtship game" rather than just a game (I realize the previous sentence indicates it is about courtship, but that's a clearer compound noun. However that's at your discretion. Thanks for following up! Protonk (talk) 14:19, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for helping a group of students in my Crowds, Communities and Technologies class! By monitoring and guiding their contributions, patiently answering their questions, and accepting their newbie mistakes, you made a difference in their first experience as Wikipedia editors. Here is an excerpt from one student report who worked on the Cheshire Cat article:

When I initially posted to Protonk's Talk page to thank him for his immediate feedback, I made the mistake of posting at the top. I had neglected to follow on the customary practice of adding new content to the bottom of the page. Instead of scolding me, or making me feel bad for this mistake, Protonk simply moved my post to the bottom of his page with a friendly reply that reminded me of this norm.

Thank you! LeshedInstructor (talk) 18:22, 27 October 2014 (UTC)