User talk:Serendipodous

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Traffic report for this week[edit]

Hi Serendipodous, will there be a Traffic report for this week? Thanks, --Pine 20:08, 7 January 2015 (UTC)


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Hello. Your contributions to Wikipedia have been analyzed and it seems like you'd have some interest in a new project. I hope you can contribute to it by expanding the main page and later start editing the articles in its scope. Make sure to check out the Talk page for more information! Cheers

Tetra quark (talk) 19:52, 30 December 2014 (UTC)


Oh sorry. I only wanted to add the Adventure Time example because is the inverse of others like Futurama. You that dislike others, in AT humans are extincted. Elvin Lazo (talk) 20:32, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

BLP violation[edit]

Hi, Serendipodous, I think you have a BLP violation. There is no mention in Bruce Jenner that he came out as transgender, much less any sourced reference to this claim. I think this comment needs to be removed from both the Top 10 and Top 25 and oversighted. Liz Read! Talk! 15:07, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Liz is absolutely correct here. It's an egregious BLP violation, is completely unsourced, and to some people, could be considered libelous (tho' I disagree). I've gone ahead and RevDel'd those mentions - Alison 17:37, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps its a violation, but please keep in mind that "The Signpost" treats itself as a publication, so t would have never occurred to me (perhaps very wrongly) that there was a problem. I amended the article more because it is a violation of truth to claim the Bruce Jenner article was popular due to a car crash. This is an interesting issue, because it is far from the first time that a BLP article is popular due to very controversial event. In fact, it is almost a weekly occurrence.--Milowenthasspoken 18:30, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Do WP:BLP and WP:NPOV apply to the Top 25 report? There's discussion on Talk:Bruce Jenner about various claims, while the article is currently protected from editing. While some viewing spikes are attributable to Google Doodles, reddit threads, film/album releases, or annual events, others are based on what's reported in the "news media", whether reliable sources or not. GoingBatty (talk) 18:56, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Valentine Greets!!![edit]

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Hello Serendipodous, love is the language of hearts and is the feeling that joins two souls and brings two hearts together in a bond. Taking love to the level of Wikipedia, spread the WikiLove by wishing each other Happy Valentine's Day, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person.
Sending you a heartfelt and warm love on the eve,
Happy editing,
 - T H (here I am) 12:13, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

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Top 25[edit]

Hey, Serendipodous,
I was organizing the Category:Top 25 Report and I noticed there was not a report for these dates: Wikipedia:Top 25 Report/April 8 to 14, 2013 and Wikipedia:Top 25 Report/September 29 to October 5, 2013. Did you skip these two weeks? I can understand if you did as you have otherwise published it 52 weeks a year! Thanks. Liz Read! Talk! 17:48, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Liz, this is awesome. I had no idea how that organization could be done, now the category is all chronological when you view it! Fantastic!--Milowenthasspoken 18:36, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes, Milowent, I had the pages organized chronologically but I took a break in June 2014 and the Top 25s since then had been in alphabetical order. I was telling Serendipodous that at some point, the pages should be organized by year but that involves a lot of retagging and I'm taking a break for categories right now. Some day! Liz Read! Talk! 18:45, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

some challenges this week[edit]

  • Just looked at the new 5000, and there are a few challenges! Just parking my thoughts here to the extent they might help: Academy Awards definitely has non-human views polluting it heavily (and with .59% mobile would be excluded); query whether 87th Academy Awards (3.02% mobile) should go as well, probably so. Kayne West is legitimately caused by people checking "" due to press coverage [1], Momofuku Ando was a google doodle, Finance looks bot-influenced as does Bitcoin, as well as Tablet computer despite the 22.90% mobile count (similar to Real estate and Computer).--Milowenthasspoken 17:13, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I actually heard about the Kanye thing on the radio!--Milowenthasspoken 14:54, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Traffic report[edit]

Actually, we know who owns Gamaliel (talk) 16:58, 10 March 2015 (UTC)


Saw this. For totally unrelated reasons (totally different project, at least), am curious where that prior capitalization discussion you had is archived. Curious about how assorted debates on that topic went in other project areas. Just wondering, won't be editing in your area, no worries! Montanabw(talk) 04:49, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk back[edit]

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traffic note[edit]

  • Its pains me that I even know this, but Dwayne Johnson (raw #21) (aka The Rock) appeared at WrestleMania 31 (raw #6) after flying from some event related to Furious 7 (raw #4). Definitely an American lowbrow culture takeover more than usual this week. And I don't see any hard news stories at all likely to make top 25 unless i missed one!--Milowenthasspoken 02:34, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Top 25 Report[edit]

Hi Serendipodous. When you do Wikipedia:Top 25 Report, can you do so without including images used under a claim of fair use? As per WP:NFCC#9, fair use images should only be used in article space. File:WWELogo2014.svg is in your last two reports and it is tagged as fair use. --B (talk) 20:24, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Video Game future[edit]

Could you make Future of Sonic, Megaman, Doom, Metroid, Zelda, Mario, Kirby, Final Fantasy and Pokémon?

Make videogame-related future. (talk) 14:40, 16 April 2015 (UTC)


Is very boring. Even 1 word would be nice. Can't you spare just one? Or should I delete it? Dougweller (talk) 18:16, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello from the team at Featured article review![edit]


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Thanks for your help! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:30, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi, me again! Since RJHall has retired, and many of his articles are in your area, I was hoping you could let us know if you watch or maintain any of them and let us know if they are still at standard? Bst, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:30, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks so much! Do you watch any of those listed for Worldtraveller (retired)? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:40, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Hey there[edit]

  • I used to be Ling.Nut. I saw your username on Sandy's talk, and dropped in to say hello. I don't really edit anymore (can't stand the bureaucracy, for one thing... I'm mainly here to update/tidy some old lists of endangered languages... but ran into aforesaid bureaucracy, slowing things down tremendously...), but I enjoy taking data files and turning them into lists using Python (programming language), so if you have something like that to do, feel free to drop me a line. But anyhow, hope things are going well. • ServiceableVillain 21:41, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Question about Traffic Report and Top 25[edit]

Hey, Serendipodous,
I'm organizing the Signpost archives and I have a question for you. According to Category:Top 25 Report, you started the Top 25 back in January 2013. But the traffic reports started much later (see Category:Wikipedia Signpost Traffic report archives 2013), there was one in April 2013 and then they began appearing regularly in June 2013. Because none of the Signpost articles were categorized, I can only search for them by guessing the dates. For example, there is a Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2013-04-29/Traffic report so I searched for Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2013-04-22/Traffic report but there is no report for that date.
Does this match your recollection? I had assumed that you started putting together the Traffic reports and then expanded them into the Top 25 but it appears that it was the other way around. I just want to be sure I'm not missing some pages. Liz Read! Talk! 10:04, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Liz, what you are saying sounds right. We publicized the Top 25 and WP:5000 in a February 2013 signpost article but they were on the fence about wanting it in the Signpost weekly at first.--Milowenthasspoken 02:35, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Halley's Comet[edit]

Dear Serendipodus, can you please explain your fascination with not letting me edit the Halley's Comet page? My name is Halley Lewis III, and I am named after my grandfather who was born in May 1910 while Halley's Comet was overhead. Accordingly, the proper pronunciation of my name and the Comet is important to me. You cited TWO links in your efforts to show that the Comet can also be pronounced "Hailey"... so I respectfully ask you to review your own sources.

The first was Merriam-Webster, so please go to their link and click on THEIR pronunciation button. Your own link pronounces it to rhyme with "valley." Moreover, they specifically list these words (and ONLY these words) as rhyming with Halley: alley, bally, challis, dally, galley, gally, mallee, pally, rally, sally, Schally, tally, valley.

Your second link is to an old anonymous Q&A from the New York Times. In that link, they specifically say that they telephoned 16 Halleys living in London to ask them what they called themselves. Three declined to say but every one of the remainder admitted to ha-li (rhyming with "alley"). With such an overwhelming verdict about the present pronunciation of the name there was no point in continuing the survey.

So to summarize, your two links strongly support MY position that they proper pronunciation of the Comet is to rhyme with "valley"... yet for some reason you refuse to let me or anyone else make this notation on the Wikipedia page.

I posted reference links to NASA and the actual Halley Research Station itself, for God's sake, but for some reason YOU think that you know more than those people? What is your problem? Halleygator (talk) 16:48, 6 May 2015 (UTC) Halley Lewis

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Halleygator (talkcontribs) 16:44, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your response. Can we perhaps compromise? I know that you want the page to be as accurate as possible, and the proof is clear that the "valley" pronunciation is far more prevalent. Even your two cites mention this fact. How a particular name was pronounced 400 years ago is not relevant — Preceding unsigned comment added by Halleygator (talkcontribs) 19:21, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

sorry, I was not finished. I was saying that the pronunciation 400 years ago is not relevant to today's pronunciation amongst the scientific community. If a broadcaster needed to know the correct pronunciation for his newscast, every single video pronounces the word to rhyme with Valley.I am just hopeful that you will see it to make some sort of indication on the page that the valley pronunciation is the commonly accepted one. Thanks!----hal

I would also point out that while your citation points out several different SPELLINGS for Halley's name... there has NEVER been any dispute about the proper spelling of the COMET's name. Accordingly, the different pronunciations you discuss would be more appropriate in an article about Edmund Halley and not the comet. Once the "Halley" spelling was chosen for the comet, then along with it came the "valley" pronunciation. Thx — Preceding unsigned comment added by Halleygator (talkcontribs) 13:18, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

I just wanted to thank you for adding the cite to the pronunciation article. The article explains it perfectly. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Halleygator (talkcontribs) 19:10, 8 May 2015 (UTC)


I find myself swamped with paid labours for the next two days. Probably cannot do report before Thursday if you'd be inclined to step in. At least wanted to update someone when they can't find me! cheers.--Milowenthasspoken 10:46, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

  • swapping would be great --- thanks!!!--Milowenthasspoken 00:53, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Slender Man[edit]

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Hi! Wanted to let you know that I just posted the review for the body. I'll be back (hopefully) later tonight with my review of the lede :) Kaciemonster (talk) 16:47, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Slender Man[edit]

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Ownership issues[edit]

You seem to have some ownership issues with Planets beyond Neptune. Reverting constructive edits just because they don't fit your idea of what the article should focus on is inappropriate. Please try to edit more cooperatively. -Jason A. Quest (talk) 12:53, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

You aren't even trying to understand the point of my edits, are you? -Jason A. Quest (talk) 13:08, 17 May 2015 (UTC)


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Notice of Edit warring noticeboard discussion[edit]

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2100s (decade) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect 2100s (decade). Since you had some involvement with the 2100s (decade) redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 04:43, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Million Award[edit]

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For your contributions to bring Slender Man (estimated annual readership: 1,204,848) 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! Bobnorwal (talk) 14:28, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Pluto Discovery[edit]

Your recent removal of reference to the monumental 1951 Eckert-Brouwer-Clemence tables is justified by non-citation so here is the text with link:

"in 1942 L. Wylie at the U. S. Naval Observatory gravitationally estimated 91% of an earth, which was the mass used for the historic 1951 tables of W. Eckart, D. Brouwer, and G. Clemence (Astronomical Papers of the American Ephemeris volume 12), and which remained the official U. S. N. O. mass of Pluto until 1968."

E.-B.-C. was the first reliable numerical integration ephemeris for the whole solar system, starting a tradition carried on by E. M. Standish and his Jet Propulsion Laboratory colleagues at the California Institute of Technology with such success that special perturbations supplanted general perturbations by the 1980s as the basis for national ephemerides and for navigating spacecraft accurately to their targets.

Why suppress the unchallenged fact that Rawlins published the best estimate of Pluto's mass before 1976-8? Unlike the 1934 commentators, he ran a perturbational analysis (MNRAS 1973, sensitive enough to assess Neptune's mass), included occultation-failure, realized that gravity measures were inadequate, and provided a hard number. He has a long record of vindications, as seen at his journal's brag page and as recognized by Standish in a June, 2002 letter to Sky and Telescope. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DwPnt (talkcontribs) 22:20, 21 May 2015 (UTC)