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Hello, if you are here it is most likely that you want to complain about me or my edits, sigh. I'm incoherent when it comes to my messaging pattern, sometimes I reply here, sometimes at your talk page or sometimes at both. I archive my talk page manually, when it reaches about 45000 bytes and I start to burn calories while scrolling.

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16 July 2014


BRO[edit]

It should be "you're" **facepalm**

If you look at my edit count, I barely do now. But I'll never quite 100% leave either. (Chill (talk) 01:57, 14 April 2012 (UTC))

"Chill", now that deserves a real facepalm! Haha. We need to keep in contact offwiki? — R2 09:22, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
Well I think its what most angry editors need to do, so it felt right :p. Best two spots to get ahold of me:

www.facebook.com/rwarrell www.twitter.com/TheRamblingElf

(or e-mail works, but less preferable)

I'm not on fb, I do use twitter on occasions. Are you not on AIM anymore? — R2 19:45, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
I do use AIM, but I'm more frequently on Skype (name theelfoidtfs). Go give the twitter a follow (and give me your account name so I know who it is). Maybe I'll sign on to aim sometime just for your sake! (Chill (talk) 01:46, 15 April 2012 (UTC))
You're not on facebook? That's just anti-social. :P The Bookkeeper (of the Occult) 05:21, 15 April 2012 (UTC)
I Literally deleted it about a week ago, I'm a teacher now so I was advised to. I'll add you o twitter Elfoid (I refuse to call you Chill, ever!). — R2 07:53, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Miss You Much[edit]

Like the song says. :) The Bookkeeper (of the Occult) 09:52, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

I was looking at your edits to Hunger Games yesterday actually, nice to see you editing a lot more. Are you still watching over the Janet articles? I saw her live in London last year, amazing! x — R2 09:54, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
I still look over Janet related articles. Most recent expansion has been on the Janet (album). The Bookkeeper (of the Occult) 10:02, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
Good to hear. I'm semi debating whether to come back to Wiki during the summer holidays. Michael Jackson needs a lot of work, it's probably not FA standard now, alas. — R2 10:14, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
Can't believe it. — R2 10:16, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, he was a good editor and I had/have a lot of respect for him. The Bookkeeper (of the Occult) 10:17, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles (Participant Clean-Up)[edit]

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Update for: WikiProject Good articles (Participant Clean-Up)[edit]

Sorry for having to send out a second message but a user has brought to my attention that a point mentioned in the first message should be clarified. If user's don't sign on this page, they will be moved to an "Inactive Participants" list rather then be being removed from the entire WikiProject. Sorry for any confusion.--Dom497 (talk)15:22, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

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The GAN Newsletter (November 2012)[edit]

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GAR[edit]

Speed Demon (song), an article that you may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article.--Tomcat (7) 16:17, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Peer review[edit]

Hi. Since you give comments on music-related articles that are listed at WP:PR, I was wondering if you could give some helpful comments to Wikipedia:Peer review/Cher/archive1? Thanks, Lordelliott (talk) 05:29, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

The WikiProject: Good Articles Newsletter (December 2012)[edit]

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The WikiProject: Good Articles Newsletter (January 2013)[edit]

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WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter - February 2013[edit]

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Good Article Nominations Request For Comment[edit]

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Please note that Proposal 2 has been withdrawn and no further comments are needed. Also, please disregard Proposal 9 as it was never an actual proposal.

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:
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  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

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DYK RfC[edit]

  • As a listed GA participant, you are invited to contribute to a formal Request for Comment on the question of whether Good Articles should be eligible to appear in the Did You Know? slot in future. Please see the proposal on its subpage here, or on the main DYK talk page. To add the discussion to your watchlist, click this link. Thank you in advance. Gilderien Chat|Contributions03:03, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Million Award[edit]

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For your contributions to bring Michael Jackson (estimated annual readership: 6,343,000) to Featured 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) 03:16, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

The Million Award is a new initiative to recognize the editors of Wikipedia's most-read content; you can read more about the award and its possible tiers (Quarter Million Award, Half Million Award, and Million Award) at Wikipedia:Million Award. You're also welcome to display this userbox:

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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! -- Khazar2 (talk) 03:16, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Just to let you know -- Missing Wikipedians[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians. XOttawahitech (talk) 14:33, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:

  • This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
  • Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
  • The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
  • An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.

Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.

I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!

--Dom497

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:58, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive[edit]

The March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on April 1, 2014! Sent by Dom497 on behalf of MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Input needed[edit]

Greetings Realist2, I nominated the Wizkid article for GA status. Unfortunately, it was declined by a good article reviewer. I disagree with some of the comments left by the reviewer. All of the references I cited are reliable references. I personally want you to take a look this article and tell me what parts of the article needs fixing/modifying. I read on your user page that you are a good article reviewer. The numerous work you've done on the Michael and Janet Jackson articles speak for themselves. I will appreciate your input. Thanks! versace1608 (talk) 21:47, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your essay at Realist2/Genre Warrior. Bearian (talk) 15:37, 8 July 2014 (UTC)