The Bugle: Issue XCVIII, May 2014
Hey man, I'm sorry for any incoveniences. Would you like to help me organize the Sleeping Dogs (video game) article? There's a lot to do left, like the front section, development and reception sections. But I'm positive that the article will be perfect, if not excellent by the end of the day. Thanks for your cooperation! URDNEXT (talk) 12:54, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
- This is a very long article that looks, from a glance, ready for a GAN comb-through. If you're asking me if I'd like to contribute to that GAN, then the answer is no—I'm barely active, already have a very lengthy review to do, of Bikini, and video game articles are stylistically technical and outside of my area of expertise, however many of them I play. ResMar 23:17, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
- Ok. URDNEXT (talk) 23:34, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
- Sorry to be a downer. ResMar 15:17, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Sorry to bother you again. Can you please explain this comment - "The costume shocked the conservative Indian audience... Do you mean that it shocked the conservative members of the audience, or that the Indian audience was so conservative that it shocked a conservative audience? Format this sentence with one of these signal words to make this distinction clearer." I am having difficulty addressing this, because I didn't understand what you meant. Aditya(talk • contribs) 05:14, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
- No worries. This sentence troubled me because what the "conservative" in "conservative Indian audience" refers to is ambiguous, in my opinion. As I see it you can read this sentence one of two ways: the entire audience for the movie was so conservative that it found the content of the film shocking; and that it is only certain members of the audience, of conservative social virtues, who found it shocking. To make this clearer, I suggested substituting "a" for "the" in the first case, so that the sentence reads "...a conservative Indian audience", or in the second case placing "members of the" between "conservative" and "Indian" in the sentence. Either of these structures would clear up the ambiguity. I would have made this change , but I am myself unsure which of these meanings is the correct one, which is why I left this particular wording fix to you. ResMar 04:20, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
- I think I have managed to address all your concerns, apart from the dead links. I plan to update them as soon as the article is in a satisfactory shape. Please, check what else is required. Since the PR is closed, you can comment directly to the article talk page. Thanks for all the help and the patience. Aditya(talk • contribs) 15:38, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
How are things? Are you working on any interesting articles? Viriditas (talk) 02:16, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
- Only semi-active, still. Mauna Loa and Shield volcano could use attention (Hawaiian Volcano Observatory too maybe eventually), but I'm still sort of in that stage where I'm not sure I want to commit to any one project. Been thinking about getting out of volcanoes for a bit and working on some other sorts of articles. I found Jacob Little to be a refreshing experience...but haven't yet found something similarly interesting to try my hand at. ResMar 02:44, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
- I just noticed that we have no articles on either the deep biosphere beneath the ocean crust nor the intraterrestrial organisms that live there. If you have any interest in collaborating on these topics, let me know. Viriditas (talk) 09:23, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
- Isn't deep biosphere another name for what we currently have as Deep sea, though? ResMar 18:20, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
- I sure hope so. :) Less work for me. Viriditas (talk) 10:01, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
Hey ResMar! I'd love to help. What do we still need to do? I can hardly keep up with this article any more. :) ceranthor 21:29, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
- My activity level has flatlined (look how late my response is!), and classes start again quite soon. Now that Wikipedia's rendered my research and writing skills rock solid I find myself focusing more on reading books and working on extracurricular projects more closely related to my field of study then on editing encyclopedic articles on volcanoes I'll probably won't see in the next decade, if ever. Mauna Loa's unfinished state nags at me, but...all the fun (ae. the geology) is already written and it's down to combing through thinly placed sources on human history, recreation, and ecology, which I just can't get around to doing. See also my response to Volc, below. ResMar 05:31, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Where have you been? Have not seen you in awhile. Volcanoguy 22:13, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
- To be honest I've been focusing more on my personal studies, and less on Wikipedia. I still tidy things here or there, but I don't actively edit, and if I ever do in the future I think I'll focus on "discovered" articles more along the lines of Jacob Little. ResMar 05:28, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive
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WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup
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Sleeping Dogs at FAC
How's it going Mario? Remember when I asked you if you could help with Sleeping Dogs? I totally understand that you weren't available at the time, but since then the article has been really improved. In fact, I nominated it to FA alongside Czar and Tezero five days ago. The only problem is a lot of the reviewers are complaining about the article's prose, and Tezero and Czar don't have much time in their hands to fix all the issues the reviewers raised. If I was really good at writing proses, the article would have already passed, but I have only been in the site for over four months, so I'm not that good yet. Is there anyway that you could copy edit the article? Even just some sections would be extremely helpful. I contacted magioladis and some other editors about this, but I'm not sure if they're available too. Your help is really appreciated. Thank you. URDNEXT (talk) 23:43, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
- Responded on URDNEXT's talk page. ResMar 21:48, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
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