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Hello, old friend![edit]

It's wonderful to hear from you, and gratifying to see that you remain a dedicated, cheerful, and positive influence on the "wiki-community!" :) You're made of stronger stuff than I, as it took me many years to recover from my own case of wiki-burnout. I was lured back to volunteering when I stumbled across some unsightly backlogs; but, I am determined to stick to simple tasks and avoid any controversy. Otherwise, I'm doing quite well, and the note from you only helped me feel that much happier to have returned to editing. Warmest wishes, Xoloz (talk) 20:30, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Baseball newsletter[edit]

As you've indicated an interest in working on the WikiProject Baseball newsletter, is there a specific task you'd like to work on for the first issue? If you could indicate the area you're planning to work on at the newsletter desk, that would be great! isaacl (talk) 05:36, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

GA review[edit]

Greetings Secret, can you please review the Wizkid article again? I made sure all of the sources currently cited, are reliable. I also removed all but one in text citations from the article. It doesn't fail WP:CLOSEPARAPHRASING anymore. I also copy edited the article thoroughly. I really think it is good to go now. If you do not think that the car accident is important, you can remove the whole section. I added it because this was an incident that could have taken the artist's life. It was covered by many news sources in Nigeria. versace1608 (talk) 06:20, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Mayberry[edit]

Secret, I am free all afternoon and evening (after 3-4 PM EDT) for GA fixes if you could possibly review Mayberry today. Thanks. Go Phightins! 14:35, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 1945 Homestead hurricane[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article 1945 Homestead hurricane you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of TropicalAnalystwx13 -- TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk) 03:10, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Frog[edit]

You bugger! If I'd spotted he was mop-less I'd have nominated him and got the credit :o) Guy (Help!) 00:53, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your great work removing passed GAs when the bot was down. Well done! Best, Matty.007 14:38, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Zack Greinke/GA1[edit]

Secret, you opened this review on February 20, and haven't been back since. Do you still plan to complete the review soon, or should it be put back into the reviewing pool? Please let me know if the latter. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:37, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Marriage and health/GA1[edit]

I've reverted your strange closure of this ongoing reveiew. I am actively reviewing it, it is not on hold, and I have an active request for sources on the resource exchange board. Please do not interfere with this review again. Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 03:14, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Jackie Slater[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Jackie Slater[edit]

The article Jackie Slater you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Jackie Slater for comments about the article. Well done! Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Yellow Evan -- Yellow Evan (talk) 03:11, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Sorry I missed you[edit]

Good to know you're done with Slater. We're about at the point where we need to move forward with Ruth if we are going to have any expectation of having it on July 11.--Wehwalt (talk) 08:46, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCVI, March 2014[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Vern Bickford[edit]

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The Inside Corner : March 30, 2014[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Vern Bickford[edit]

The article Vern Bickford 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 needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Vern Bickford for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Go Phightins! -- Go Phightins! (talk) 01:00, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Vern Bickford[edit]

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YGM[edit]

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RfA[edit]

Hi Secret, thanks for your thoughts at my RfA. If there's one thing I would be as a result of this process, whether as an admin or a normal editor, it is cautious, especially when the community expresses concerns about my knowledge of AfDs and things of that nature. Receiving the criticism isn't disappointing, but people assuming that I wouldn't do anything differently in the face of criticism is disappointing. Anyhow, thanks for keeping and open mind about me, regardless of the outcome! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 15:29, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

The Inside Corner : March 30, 2014[edit]

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Talk:History of Burger King/GA1[edit]

Secret, I just wanted to be sure this hadn't fallen off your radar screen: you were going to start the review within a week, and it's now been over two since you opened it. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:09, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

A cheeseburger for you![edit]

Cheeseburger.png Thanks for your hard work reviewing not only my GA nominees, but others' as well. Moreover, thanks for your work writing. You are a fantastic Wikipedian! Enjoy this virtual cheeseburger - go get a real one Face-smile.svg! Go Phightins! 02:16, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

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Secret, I hereby award you The Barnstar of Diligence for taking the time to review and pass five stale Good Article reviews that had been lingering on the vine! Your dedication to Wikipedia and your willingness to help others does not go unnoticed! Thank you for all that you do. -- Caponer (talk) 04:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 March newsletter[edit]

A quick update as we are half way through round two of this year's competition. WikiCup newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (Pool E) leads, having produced a massive set of featured pictures for Silver certificate (United States), an article also brought to featured list status. Former finalist Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) (Pool G) is in second, which he owes mostly to his work with historical images, including a number of images from Urania's Mirror, an article also brought to good status. 2010 champion (Pool C) is third overall, thanks to contributions relating to naval history, including the newly featured Japanese battleship Nagato. Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who currently leads Pool A and is sixth overall, takes the title for the highest scoring individual article of the competition so far, with the top importance featured article Ian Smith.

With 26 people having already scored over 100 points, it is likely that well over 100 points will be needed to secure a place in round 3. Recent years have required 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) and 100 (2010). Remember that only 64 will progress to round 3 at the end of April. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page; if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 22:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Teddy (story) - GA failure[edit]

Dear Secret - It is customary for the editor to read the article for which a GA status is requested; if it fails, the editor should provide a brief description of its inadequacies, regardless how flagrant the failure may be. RSVP. 36hourblock (talk) 02:11, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

History of Burger King[edit]

I have several issues in your failure of this nomination. To address your points:

  • In response to your initial point regarding key dates, this is easily fixed, and has been.
  • Regarding the Whopper, this issue is easily fixed, and has been. However, the article is about the corporate history of the company - its ownership, business model and expansion, it is not about its products. That subject is covered in the related articles Burger King products and Whopper. I touch on those subjects lightly, and include the links to those articles in the included see also links.
  • This issue is easily fixed.
  • This one is outright wrong. From the First section, forth paragraph, last line- The company eventually became known as Burger King Corporation and began selling territorial licenses to private franchisees across the US by 1961 1959. There was an error there, but I corrected it.
  • In response to your claim that Answers.com source is not reliable, could you please provide a reason why you believe this? If you go to the end of that article, you will find an extensive bibliography used by its author in the creation of it. That source has been used in several related articles, several of which are at GA status. In the case of the main Burger King article, it was found to be viable in not only in the initial GA review, but also in a second GA review and during a peer review. If several, different editors found it reliable, why do you not?
  • The Key dates issues have been resolved, it just needed a simple copy edit. In regards to the sourcing of the timeline relying on a single source - this issue is easily fixed, and has been.

I really don't see why you failed this, these issues are truly minor and are easily fixed. --Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 22:38, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

I wouldn't have autofailed it if the key events and the answers.com source didn't copy and paste from each other, therefore WP:CLOSEPARAPHRASING. Answers.com is a fork that uses Wikipedia articles and there has been many complains of its usage in the past but close paraphrasing is a autofail in my book. Secret account 02:00, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Belated thanks[edit]

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I know this is terribly late but I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your participation at my RfA. I appreciated your thoughtful and compassionate participation in the process. I look forward to the opportunity to work together in the days to come. Best wishes, -- KeithbobTalk 19:55, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to User Study[edit]

Thank you for your interest in our user study. Please email me at credivisstudy@gmail.com. Wkmaster (talk) 18:40, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Could you send me an email? I will then send you additional information to set up some time for the user study. Thanks! Wkmaster (talk) 23:16, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup error[edit]

Hi there- this is just a quick note to apologise for a small but important mistake in the last WikiCup newsletter; it is not 64 users who will progress to the next round, but 32. J Milburn (talk) 18:55, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

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Thome[edit]

I am going to be out for most of the night tonight, but wanted to check in on your close paraphrasing spot check at Jim Thome's FAC, and when you might be finished with that. I would like to get the article through FAC so I can claim the WikiCup points ASAP, and the close paraphrasing is the last thing holding it up. Whenever you can get to this, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks a million! Go Phightins! 21:22, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

WINC (AM) GAN[edit]

Since you are busy, I asked another editor to review the WINC (AM) article. Take Care...NeutralhomerTalk • 02:21, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 1945 Homestead hurricane[edit]

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Talk:Health issues in American football/GA1[edit]

Hey, it's been a couple of weeks and you haven't posted anything in the GA review you took on here. I'm sure you're busy or forgot, but I just wanted to remind you about it. :) Toa Nidhiki05 15:58, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Recent revertions[edit]

Why Have you Reverted some of my edits? TitusFox'Tribs 17:03, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

I think people are aware that they not participating in the WikiCup this round and you are making such a big deal with that clearly inappropriate template. Secret account 17:06, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCVII, April 2014[edit]

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1949 Sun Bowl Controversy GA review[edit]

Hi Secret! Thank you for all your comments on our GA submission (1949 Sun Bowl Controversy). I've made all of the changes you suggested, including cleaning up our reference section. We would greatly appreciate it if you would take another look at the article and consider it for the GA award. Let me know if there are any additional changes needed! Thanks, --Jaironerao (talk) 15:06, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

April edition of The Inside Corner[edit]

Hi Secret: you had indicated you were interested in providing some content for the newsletter, such as book reviews. Is there something you would like to submit for the April edition? Thanks! isaacl (talk) 00:55, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Pipp pipp cheerio[edit]

Hiya. Thanks for the Gattis review, and all the other ones you've done. I don't usually ask for reviews, but would it be possible for you to look at Wally Pipp soon? I need that GA to survive to the next round of the WikiCup. If you're busy, then it wasn't meant to be. – Muboshgu (talk) 16:01, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Talk:John Baker White (West Virginia politician)/GA1[edit]

Hey Secret, thank you again for your thoughtful and thorough review! I've left my comments at Talk:John Baker White (West Virginia politician)/GA1. Please let me know if you have any further suggestions or questions for me! Thanks! -- Caponer (talk) 11:35, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png For your comprehensive review, which improved the overall quality of John Baker White (West Virginia politician) so that it now meets the criteria for Good Article status! Thank you! Caponer (talk) 00:08, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Typhoon Krovanh (2003)[edit]

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The Inside Corner : April 27, 2014[edit]

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WikiCup 2014 April newsletter[edit]

Round 3 of the 2014 WikiCup has just begun; 32 competitors remain. Pool G's Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Round 2's highest scorer, with a large number of featured picture credits. In March/April, he restored star charts from Urania's Mirror, lithographs of various warships (such as SMS Gefion) and assorted other historical media. Second overall was Pool E's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose featured list Silver certificate (United States) contains dozens of scans of banknotes recently promoted to featured picture status. Third was Pool G's United States ChrisGualtieri (submissions) who has produced a large number of good articles, many, including Falkner Island, on Connecticut-related topics. Other successful participants included Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who saw three articles (including the top-importance Ian Smith) through featured article candidacies, and Washington, D.C. Caponer (submissions), who saw three lists (including the beautifully-illustrated list of plantations in West Virginia) through featured list candidacies. High-importance good articles promoted this round include narwhal from Canada Reid,iain james (submissions), tiger from Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and The Lion King from Minas Gerais Igordebraga (submissions). We also saw our first featured topic points of the competition, awarded to Nepal Czar (submissions) and Indiana Red Phoenix (submissions) for their work on the Sega Genesis topic. No points have been claimed so far for good topics or featured portals.

192 was our lowest qualifying score, again showing that this WikiCup is the most competitive ever. In previous years, 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) or 100 (2010) secured a place in Round 3. Pool H was the strongest performer, with all but one of its members advancing, while only the two highest scorers in Pools G and F advanced. At the end of June, 16 users will advance into the semi-finals. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 17:57, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

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Maurice Richard GA review[edit]

Hi Secret! Thanks again for the various reviews you have done over the past while! You did indicate that you would review the Maurice Richard nomination a couple weeks ago, but nothing has happened. I'm just curious to see if you will still have time to do that review. I ask primarily because I am holding a couple books from the library that have to go back soon if the review will take some time. (And since I am out of the WikiCup, there is no rush if you should choose to relinquish the review.) Cheers! Resolute 20:06, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks' for the review and the pass! I will definitely be taking the article to PR in advance of a FAC run, so any further comments you may have at that time will be most appreciated. Thanks! Resolute 21:31, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

About Talk:Ezra Johnson/GA2[edit]

I believe that even if I misinterpreted the good article criteria, there should be explanations on why the page suits all the criteria. If no one cares about it, the page may be delisted.Forbidden User (talk) 07:47, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Which hook?[edit]

Hi, which hook did you approve for Armen Dorian? Can you please specify. Étienne Dolet (talk) 01:03, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Kiko4564 unblock discussion[edit]

Hello Secret, sorry to trouble you, but Kiko4564 (a user you have previously blocked, changed the block settings for, or unblocked) has requested to be unblocked. There is a discussion at ANI which so far has attracted no interest, if you wish to leave a comment, you can find the discussion at Wikipedia:ANI#Unblock_request_by_User:Kiko4564. Nick (talk) 17:44, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Purvis Short[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Larry Centers[edit]

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Please comment[edit]

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Baseball/Archive 38#Teams minor league player pages--Yankees10 03:56, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Urban Ladder Deletion[edit]

Hi, you have marked Urban Ladder wiki page for speedy deletion saying that the information is from press releases while those are actually articles written by independent newspapers on the company. Urban Ladder is one of the few companies operating in the online furniture retail space and has been widely covered by independent publjcatipns . I believe it does follow wikipedias guidelines. Could you suggest any edits that may be required? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sudhanvaraom (talkcontribs) 01:07, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCVIII, May 2014[edit]

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The Inside Corner : May 31, 2014[edit]

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Talk:1901 Louisiana hurricane/GA1[edit]

Just a reminder that you opened this review page on May 11, and the article remains unreviewed. Please begin it soon, or let us know if you need it put back in the reviewing pool. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 20:52, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Curtis Greer[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Curtis Greer at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it 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! BlueMoonset (talk) 02:40, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

  • Note that the review was posted back on May 12, so a swift response is needed to keep the nomination from being closed. Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:40, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your support[edit]

Secret, I would like to take this moment and thank you for the trust you had placed in me and for your support in my RfA that happened a while ago. Although it didn't turn out as I had planned, I certainly appreciated all the comments and suggestions given by you and other people. I will learn from all of them and will hopefully run again someday when I'm fully ready. Thank you. TheGeneralUser (talk) 13:14, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Typhoon Krovanh (2003)[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCIX, June 2014[edit]

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The Inside Corner : June 27, 2014[edit]

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WikiCup 2014 June newsletter[edit]

After an extremely close race, Round 3 is over. 244 points secured a place in Round 4, which is comparable to previous years- 321 was required in 2013, while 243 points were needed in 2012. Pool C's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) was the round's highest scorer, mostly due to a 32 featured pictures, including both scans and photographs. Also from Pool C, Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished second overall, claiming three featured articles, including the high-importance Grus (constellation). Third place was Pool B's , whose contributions included featured articles Russian battleship Poltava (1894) and Russian battleship Peresvet. Pool C saw the highest number of participants advance, with six out of eight making it to the next round.

The round saw this year's first featured portal, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) taking Portal:Literature to featured status. The round also saw the first good topic points, thanks to Florida 12george1 (submissions) and the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. This means that all content types have been claimed this year. Other contributions of note this round include a featured topic on Maya Angelou's autobiographies from Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), a good article on the noted Czech footballer Tomáš Rosický from Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) and a now-featured video game screenshot, freely released due to the efforts of Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions).

The judges would like to remind participants to update submission pages promptly. This means that content can be checked, and allows those following the competition (including those participating) to keep track of scores effectively. This round has seen discussion about various aspects of the WikiCup's rules and procedures. Those interested in the competition can be assured that formal discussions about how next year's competition will work will be opened shortly, and all are welcome to voice their views then. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 18:48, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

FA comment[edit]

Hello Secret. If you have some spare time these days, can you take a look at Megadeth, an FA candidate of mine? The review is here, so I'll be grateful if you can leave your comment/vote whether the article deserves to attain FA status. Have a nice day.--Retrohead (talk) 23:10, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi colleague. Are you able to provide some input regarding the FAC, or should I contact another user?--Retrohead (talk) 09:27, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

AFD[edit]

I'm not seeing a consensus in this recent AFD which you closed. Please reconsider. Andrew (talk) 07:44, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Secret - I didn't see a consensus in this other article - List of chess-related deaths and I would also suggest we reconsider for a number of reasons -

First of all there was no consensus - to dismiss the keep arguments as not policy based is a bit of an oversimplification.

The grounds you gave for closure were original research and lack of verifiable sources. I didn't see too much in the article that was unsourced or that could be regarded as original research. --Zymurgy (talk) 11:36, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

== chess-related deaths -- Sorry, but there was no consensus to delete List of chess-related deaths and your argument was unsubstantiated. I'm going to try to get it reinstated, which is a tedious and annoying process - I'd much rather be doing real editing. - DavidWBrooks (talk) 13:34, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Deletion review for List of chess-related deaths[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of List of chess-related deaths. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. DavidWBrooks (talk) 13:38, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion[edit]

Hi, I am new user of Wikipedia and English is my second language so forgive me possible mistakes. Last week you deleted my article about Smart Specialisation from Wikipedia. I have already talked with Mr and it turns out that there was wrong Creative Commons logo on the external website where this article comes from. The article's author gave me permission to transfer his text to wikipedia so I will try to do this again and I hope that everything will be fine. - Agnieszka Dudka — Preceding undated comment added 06:54, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Yung Lean[edit]

Hello. I find your closing rationale somewhat hard to fathom. Firstly the bulk of the Delete !votes were made when the article contained barely any sources, and since the article was expanded and sourced, certainly satisfying the WP:V policy, many of these sources going way beyond 'passing mentions', the majority of editors !voted to keep on the completely guideline-based argument that the subject satisfies both the general and subject=specific notability guidelines. Indeed since the article was improved (see my comment from 6 July) there was not a single policy or guideline-based argument for deletion presented, just 'per X' or 'not notable' without any reasoning. Can I ask to take another look at the discussion please and reconsider your decision. There is certainly not a consensus there to delete. Thanks. --Michig (talk) 20:10, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

I undid my closure, messy AFD that I missed a key source. Thanks Secret account 00:28, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for reconsidering your closure, Secret. Just a minor point, but WP:MUSIC criterion #1 is nearly identical to WP:GNG. So if GNG is met, then in almost all cases WP:MUSIC is met, by way of criterion #1. Thanks again. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 00:48, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. --Michig (talk) 06:04, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Madison_McKinley[edit]

Hi. I find your one sentence closing statement was rushed and one sided. The bottom line issue here is notability. The first editor who put down “delete” YET admitted that the subject has some trace of notability. The second editor who put down “weak keep” also admitted that the subject has trace of notability. There is clearly a consensus of some trace of notability. Moreover, the references are clearly from reliable sources, if you search on Google under the subject name plus Latimes, Denverpost, thedenverchannel, and the New York Times, you will find there are articles about the subject and information about the subject’s filmography respectively. Also, have you actually read the subject’s articles? Please reconsider your decision. There is certainly not a consensus there to delete. Thank you. Mycat99 (talk) 14:55, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

July edition of The Inside Corner[edit]

Just a reminder that July edition of the Wikiproject Baseball newsletter will be going out soon. If you're planning to contribute something, please drop a note at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Baseball/Outreach/Newsletter desk#July 2014 edition, or just go ahead and edit the draft newsletter. Thanks for your help! isaacl (talk) 21:08, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue C, July 2014[edit]

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GetSmarter[edit]

Hi,

I have updated the copy for the GetSmarter Wikipedia entry. Please review it and let me know if the page can be 'undeleted', to contain this encyclopedic entry, that has no reference to any advertising in it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:KJSlack/sandbox/GetSmarter

Thanks.

Talk:Larry Centers/GA1[edit]

Secret, it looks like this is about to be failed since you haven't returned to address the issues as promised. You might still have time if you do so right away. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:01, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Larry Centers[edit]

The article Larry Centers you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol unsupport vote.svg; see Talk:Larry Centers for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of TParis -- TParis (talk) 23:02, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Helen Keller Day[edit]

Hi! I've noticed that on 3 July 2014 you deleted a page "Helen Keller Day" as WP:G5 (creation by blocked user) [1]. I've also noticed that the WP:G5 policy says that pages may be deleted if they are created by "blocked users in violation of their ban or block, and which have no substantial edits by others". Now, this article was about an obviously notable topic (a US federal holiday), and it was created on or before 16 May 2013 [2]. Now, I'm wandering how is it possible that an article on such a notable topic was posted for more than a year, and it did not have any substantial edits by others except the original creator? I don't say that it's impossible, but I'd like to check that out. If I'm wrong, please excuse me, and do not take this as a criticism of your work. Vanjagenije (talk) 22:47, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

RfA[edit]

Hi. I'm sorry to have lost your support vote. I wonder if you might expand on what I was "flip-floppy" about in my responses. AFAIK, there was just the one question where I gave an off-the-cuff answer that turned out to be wrong. When I found that out, I admitted that I shouldn't have answered and that I was wrong.

If you could tell me which answers were shocking and made you think I was clueless (something I don't get called much), perhaps I can clarify or learn something. Here would be best – I've barred myself from any further rebuttal-level postings at the RfA since they are now automatically being viewed in the wrong light. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 08:24, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

I'd like to clarify that you shouldn't feel obligated to answer, and I understand if you don't. I'm sincerely not trying to pick fights or stir up trouble. Despite the way my rebuttals are being viewed, I do want to know when I'm wrong (or misunderstood to be). —[AlanM1(talk)]— 21:43, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

The Inside Corner : July 27, 2014[edit]

What's in the latest edition of WikiProject Baseball's newsletter:

Sock Question at my RFA[edit]

I know the user was a sock, but I typed out a very lengthy response to that question (spent almost an hour on it). Should I still post it? ♥ Solarra ♥ ♪ Talk ♪ ߷ ♀ Contribs ♀ 23:26, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Go ahead if you want. Secret account 01:27, 30 July 2014 (UTC)