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WikiCup 2011 July newsletter[edit]

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The finals are upon us; we're down to the last few. One of the eight remaining contestants will be this year's WikiCup champion! 150 was the score needed to progress to the final; just under double the 76 required to reach round 4, and more than triple the 41 required to reach round 3. Our eight finalists are:

  • Scotland Casliber (submissions), Pool A's winner. Casliber has the highest total score in the competition, with 1528, the bulk of which is made up of 8 featured articles. He has the highest number of total featured articles (8, 1 of which was eligible for double points) and total did you knows (72) of any finalist. Casliber writes mostly on biology, including ornithology, botany and mycology.
  • Russia PresN (submissions), Pool B's winner and the highest scorer this round. PresN is the only finalist who has scored featured topic points, and he has gathered an impressive 330, but most of his points come from his 4 featured articles, one of which scored double. PresN writes mostly on video games and the Hugo Awards.
  • Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Pool A's runner-up. Hurricanehink's points are mostly from his 30 good articles, more than any other finalist, and he is also the only finalist to score good topic points. Hurricanehink, as his name suggests, writes mostly on meteorology.
  • Ohio Wizardman (submissions), Pool B's runner-up. Wizardman has completed 86 good article reviews, more than any other finalist, but most of his points come from his 2 featured articles. Wizardman writes mostly on American sport, especially baseball.
  • Principality of Sealand Miyagawa (submissions), the "fastest loser" (Pool A). Miyagawa has written 3 featured lists, one of which was awarded double points, more than any other finalist, but he was awarded points mostly for his 68 did you knows. Miyagawa writes on a variety of topics, including dogs, military history and sport.
  • Canada Resolute (submissions), the second "fastest loser" (Pool B). Most of Resolute's points come from his 9 good articles. He writes mostly on Canadian topics, including ice hockey.
  • Greece Yellow Evan (submissions), who was joint third "fastest loser" (Pool A). Most of Evan's points come from his 10 good articles, and he writes mostly on meteorology.
  • Australia Sp33dyphil (submissions), who was joint third "fastest loser" (Pool B). Most of Phil's points come from his 9 good articles, 4 of which (more than any other finalist) were eligible for double points. He writes mostly on aeronautics.

We say goodbye to our seven other semi-finalists, Flag of Portland, Oregon.svg Another Believer (submissions), Poland Piotrus (submissions), United Kingdom Grandiose (submissions), Bavaria Stone (submissions), Norway Eisfbnore (submissions), Saskatchewan Canada Hky (submissions) and Wisconsin MuZemike (submissions). Everyone still in the competition at this stage has done fantastically well, and contributed greatly to Wikipedia. We're on the home straight now, and we will know our winner in two months.

In other news, preparations for next year's competition have begun with a brainstorming thread. Please, feel free to drop by and share any thoughts you have about how the competition should work next year. Sign ups are not yet open, but will be opened in due course. Watch this space. Further, there has been a discussion about the rule whereby those in the WikiCup must delcare their participation when nominating articles at featured article candidates. This has resulted in a bot being created by new featured article delegate Ucucha (talk · contribs). The bot will leave a message on FAC pages if the nominator is a participant in the WikiCup.

A reminder of the rules: any points scored after August 29 may be claimed for the final round, and please remember to update submission pages promptly. If you are concerned that your nomination, be it at good article candidates, a featured process or anywhere else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, 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 receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 00:13, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Sp33dyphil 2011![edit]

I for one am rooting for Australia. jorgenev 02:22, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Good to know there's someone cheering me on! Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi! Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 07:00, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Thanks![edit]

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For all of your excellent work on fighter aircraft articles, including many Good and A-class articles, I award you the WikiChevrons! Keep up the good work! Parsecboy (talk) 11:57, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
What a most pleasant surprise! It's good to recognised for my dedicated work, but my long sought-after accomplishment is to write an FA article – do you mind lending me help? Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 07:34, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Sure, what can I help with? I'm out of town for the holiday weekend, but I should be back on either Monday or Tuesday. Parsecboy (talk) 12:03, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

MILHIST coordinator[edit]

Phil, I note that the MILHIST coordinator elections are hapenning soon (or now?), and I was wondering if your were going to run for it? - BilCat (talk) 07:26, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Hi BilCat, good to see you. I am running for MILHIST coordinatorship, having just added my name at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Coordinators/September 2011. Are you running as well? Hope to see some of your comments about me. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 08:07, 3 September 2011 (UTC)
No, I'm not running, as I don't do much work in the formal article improvement assesment. I was just wondering if you were. I'll definitely take a look at it. - BilCat (talk) 08:11, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Your Opinion[edit]

Hi. I was wondering if you would please give an opinion on the Qatar Airways Talk Page on the section Go-Around Controversy please? Thanks --JetBlast (talk) 21:45, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 05 September 2011[edit]

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GAR for P.1154[edit]

Talk:Hawker Siddeley P.1154/GA1 only needs some minor attention before I can promote it.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 04:55, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

I'm not sure, but I think Phil might be unclear on what it is he needs to do. Are specifications for the Navy variant essential, or is the issue something else? --Demiurge1000 (talk) 10:30, 10 September 2011 (UTC)
Oops, ignore that, I see it had already been passed. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 13:15, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

AV-8B things to check[edit]

Hi Phil. In the last line of this edit, HJ has asked for checks of a few things he's changed. The changes needing checks are marked in his edit summaries in the history of the article. They all look fine to me, in that I think what he's changed them to are indeed the meaning intended, but I wanted someone more familiar with the material to check them over as well. Could you have a look, and reply here/there/somewhere? Thanks --Demiurge1000 (talk) 09:33, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

An ATF for you![edit]

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I'm leaving an ATF here just to congratulate you on your first featured article, the other sort of ATF. (Click the full-size image to see Tornado afterburners in action in the background.) Well done to you and everyone else involved in helping get the article to featured status. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 14:55, 10 September 2011 (UTC)
Congratulations from me too on your first FA, Phil -- well done! Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 15:49, 10 September 2011 (UTC)
Oh what? That's unbelievable! I really didn't think I'd promote something to FA. Thanks guys! Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 22:23, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Boeing 737 MAX[edit]

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Featured Article promotion[edit]

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Thanks for all the work you did in making Northrop YF-23 a Featured Article! Please these wikiwings in honor of your accomplishment. Your work is much appreciated. – Quadell (talk) 23:42, 10 September 2011 (UTC)
Thank you Quadell :D Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 23:43, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Re:WikiCup[edit]

Sorry, but not a lot. Jarry's various tools count a total of your claims throughout the competition- as the rounds in which you could have claimed these are over, you can't now claim them at all. J Milburn (talk) 00:07, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

No, not really. Sorry, we can't really retrospectively/retroactively add points to scores. J Milburn (talk) 00:17, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXVI, August 2011[edit]

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re:GA reviews[edit]

Thanks for your offer but I really don't think I'm eligible to evaluate this article. Firstly my knowledge with that subject is mediocre and secondly I'm not a native speaker of English so I can't give a thorough judgement on the language. Thanks again for your request and good luck with the nomination I'm sure it will be approved in no time.--Rafy talk 18:50, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

There is a mop reserved in your name[edit]

Mop.png I have observed some remarkable contributions from this account. I am curious, why are you not an administrator. Pardon that you have struck me as the kind of editor who could be a good one, and that you seem qualified by a cursory review. You exemplify the essence of an Administrator without tools! I hope you will consider serving in the fuller capacity.

My76Strat (talk) 07:07, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

What a great thing to hear, especially coming from an established user like yourself My76Strat :). To answer your question, I've been thinking about becoming an admin for a few weeks now, because I'm ready to move on from writing articles and working more behind the scenes. You might not have noticed, but I'm not as well-versed in engaging others about maintenance aspects as I am with writing articles. To alleviate this problem, which might become a big issue should I go for adminship right now, I've started to participate more in AFDs more often during the last month (see my contributions and look for particularly the percentages). I need to do immerse myself in the admin environment first before I can even think about nominating myself (it'll better if someone else nominates me) for the mop. I hope to be ready to take the plunge by the end of January next year. Again, thanks for your warmest of messages, and yeah, I hope I will finally lay my hands for one of those mops. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 07:20, 12 September 2011 (UTC)
You are definitely on the right track, and you have a very good attitude about it. Regardless that I personally believe you are already qualified, what matters most is your own comfort level. And some of your reservations are genuinely valid. Like I said there is one with your name on it, when you put your hands on it will be your decision. When you decide that you are ready, you can request for someone to consider nominating you at WP:RRN. I hope to see WP:ALTRFA functioning by years end, and if so, it will just be another option for you to consider. By all means, God speed. Best - My76Strat (talk) 07:32, 12 September 2011 (UTC)
If I go for adminship, you'll be the third person I ask to participate in the event. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 07:42, 12 September 2011 (UTC)
Be cautious of asking people to participate! For sure someone will accuse WP:CANVASS. Don't worry about telling me, I will know as soon as you transclude it. Or the very next time I login after. My76Strat (talk) 07:48, 12 September 2011 (UTC)
Right, be careful about asking people in general ahead of time for help, but don't worry about asking anyone who brought the subject up on your talk page. - Dank (push to talk) 14:23, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
Please let me know as well, whenever you decide to try for adminship. It won't be canvassing to let me know. – Quadell (talk) 12:04, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

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I need assistance[edit]

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Hello, I've got a problem with Twinkles. During the last few CSD tags (see my contribs), TW hasn't updated my CSD log. I don't understand what's going on. Explanations will be appreciated. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 11:35, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

You might be better adding this to Twinkle's own talk page. Could just be a downtime for maintenance - we had one just recently. Peridon (talk) 12:01, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Abdul Qavi Desnavi[edit]

Would help if you could quote the Afd for it. I can't see one in the delete history - not even a prod (which wouldn't count anyway - not a discussion). Could be another variant of the name. Peridon (talk) 12:17, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

I watchlisted the article, and saw "Deletion log", clicked on it, and saw the article there. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 12:20, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Aviation articles[edit]

I'm frustrated too ... I see a lot of activity in aviation articles, but we're kind of stuck until we get more aviation people working on each other's articles, and that just doesn't seem to be happening in Milhist's A-class review. You asked me to ask people to get moving ... but I've found that doesn't work well on Wikipedia; people get interested when they get interested, so the only things that seem to work well around here are hard work and patience. My two cents is: try putting some of your articles up at Aviation's A-class review (and I'll help with reviews), and try helping other aviation people out with their articles, for instance, articles that are up for GAN ... that might inspire them to help you out. - Dank (push to talk) 14:28, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

RE: Article creations[edit]

Hello. The minor planet articles are listed by the hundred and groups of ten of them are concatenated into longer lists. As to their notability, outside of potentially hazardous and trans-Neptunian objects, most smaller minor planets, particularly those of the main belt, are, I agree, not of great importance. Many are technically unremarkable yet still have received names; the names are arbitrary designations which make reference easier. The names are also primarily up to the whims of the discoverer(s). The page on common article deletion discussion outcomes says only

Asteroids and comets are acceptable e.g. List of asteroids, List of non-periodic comets, and List of periodic comets.

Under these guidelines I have been operating to complete Wikipedia's record on the minor planets. --Merovingian (T, C, L) 03:12, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

I have just tagged a host of these. By Merovingian's own words, these are un-notable objects. I thought I was tagging good-faith article creations, but I see you have already brought this issue up to Merovingian and even suggested a reasonable alternative: making a list or adding to an existing one. Wikipedia cannot possibly be a catalog of every astronomical object discovered. I'll likely be putting these up for either speedy deletion or AfD soon. Have you got any further suggestions, Sp33dy? AstroCog (talk) 18:59, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
Hmm, thinking about it, I think they should be nominated for deletion, because they're not notable (fails WP:GNG). However, please leave the possibility of bringing them together under one article (as a list maybe) wide open. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 23:00, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
There's hundreds of them. Can they all be nominated at the same AfD page? AstroCog (talk) 23:15, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
I don't think that's a bright idea – it'll clog up the logs. I'd propose them for deletion, if I were you; quick, smart and easy, and uncontroversial :) Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 23:23, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Persatuan Anak Kelantan Perantauan Malaysia (Perakan Malaysia)[edit]

Thanks for reviewing new articles. Please be aware that foreign-language articles are not considered to be patent nonsense and should normally be tagged {{notenglish}} and listed at WP:PNT. However, I have deleted this article as an advert. Stifle (talk) 10:21, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Hello Sp33dyphil! I hope you enjoy this cookie as an amicable greeting from a fellow Wikipedian, SwisterTwister talk 07:31, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
Oh thanks SwisterTwister. Yum! Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 07:33, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Yumi Clothing page[edit]

I've tried to comply with Wikipedia's tips in the creation of the page Yumi Clothing, but it has been put forward for Speedy Deletion. Why is this? And what can I do to prevent this from happening? This is a global company that I was shocked was not already listed... (LCPR (talk) 08:29, 16 September 2011 (UTC))

It needs to be written from a neutral point of view. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 08:45, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. I tried to write from a neutral point of view. Are there any particular lines that you can recommend revising in order to save the page? (LCPR (talk) 04:12, 17 September 2011 (UTC))

Please rewrite the article in your userspace under User:LCPR/Yumi Clothing. Please familiarise yourself with Wikipedia's guidelines and rules regarding page inclusion (particularly WP:CORP). When writing articles, please write from a neutral point of view, reference all controversial statements with independent, reliable and high quality sources. Have fun! Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 04:37, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Fremantle and Fremantle (suburb)[edit]

Hi, I feel like I'm fighting a war with bots here - and they wonder why newbies are leaving in droves! The two articles have entirely different scopes - the (suburb) one is focused on one small bit (in geographic terms) and has a decidedly more local focus, whilst the main article is focused on the whole thing. I'd actually written this on the talk page before you went through. This is becoming increasingly standard for places in Australia - eg Perth, Western Australia and Perth (suburb). The situation's been rectified now but could you please look at the settings for whatever tool you're using to identify these things - I mean, it doesn't bother me all too much as a going-on-6-year editor, but it would probably stop newbies from wanting to contribute. Orderinchaos 11:59, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

I don't think it's worth duplicating info on a subject which isn't as notable as Perth. For the record, it seems like Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are the only areas that have both suburb (CBD) and city articles. Searches on Ballarat, Geelong, Gold Coast and the lesser major towns only yield one article for each of them. I think Fremantle isn't classified as a state capital, so IMHO it shouldn't have two duplicated articles. Also, I see that the coordinates, area (which is small), population etc. are virtually similar, which contradicts your claim that the suburb article documents a smaller geographical area. This might confuse some readers, and will split the effort of other editors. Lastly, can you please explain your last sentence? Cheers Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 13:38, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
In response to your main point here - we have two schema, one being cities and one being suburbs, with for example East Fremantle or South Fremantle having curiously more coverage by default than the CBD in spite of the CBD being more notable. From a reader perspective, why is this so? In fact, I was asked this exact question by someone the other day. It's as if we're saying the CBD of Fremantle is somehow less important *because* it is a CBD. If you read enough Australian city articles, you get a sense that they suffer from a split personality as they're sort of trying to cover both and getting very confused. You say the populations are "virtually similar", but I fail to see how 7,000 and 25,000 are similar - one is almost four times the other. You mention the Gold Coast but the Gold Coast's CBD, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, has its own article. It makes little sense to suggest it is more notable because it has a different name. And lastly, about splitting effort, the Fremantle article is already largely complete, so is actually difficult to contribute to beyond maintenance, whereas the Fremantle (suburb) article is a stub and hence can be a seed for further growth as we now have active interest in the area due to the Wikipedia Takes Fremantle activity tomorrow from non-Wikipedians. Read some of the editor research and this is borne out.
With regards to my last point, in my view, you handled this poorly. What would have been wrong with engaging in a little dialogue on the talk page or on the user's talk page rather than going straight to the "CSD A10" and intimidating notice stage? If I had have been a newbie, I would have felt that my contributions were undervalued and perhaps not come back. The editor survey is clear that the biggest group we are losing is non-vandal newbies, and at Wikimania we discussed the impact of the "bot" mentality of Wikipedians as being a big factor in this - it's needed for some things, but this wasn't one of them. Orderinchaos 14:07, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
Sorry for my ignorance, and, as you said, I was wrong about the population (silly me). Can you explain to me how the area difference between Fremantle (5.6 km2) and Fremantle (suburb) (5.6 km2) correlates to a population difference of nearly 17,000? Before I tagged the latter for SD, I looked at the infoboxes of both articles and saw that they were basically the same (except for the pop. diff), which led me to tag it for CSD A10. BTW, when I saw that the creator of the suburb article was a sysop, and with more than 50,000 edits, I went oh oh. Sorry about my action, but I at the time it occurred strongly to me that this was indeed a duplicate because of I wasn't aware of the apparent guideline. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 14:39, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
Eh, these things happen, I was more concerned about method than the content issue. Yeah the separation was done hastily, the area on the bigger Fremantle article should be more (I'll fix that when WP starts behaving normally again, I can't access my own talk page right now :/.) Hopefully once I get back from tomorrow's festivities activities, we'll have a few more eyes on the Fremantle pages so can sort out the anomalies. Orderinchaos 14:48, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Richwales 2[edit]

It's bad form to ask five questions at a single RfA. We're not testing candidates over every single little detail. Not to mention that your questions are vague in what they're asking for. Are you going to oppose if they disagree with you on Q10, or if they don't write down every single mental process in Q9? Q12 is especially misleading—do you want them to say histmerge because they read it as a copy-paste move, or did you mean that it was copied from an external source?

If you want to ask questions at RfA, please limit yourself to the one or two most important ones and ensure that you are wording them well. That is, unless you want to trip up the candidate, in which case, just don't bother asking questions at all. /ƒETCHCOMMS/ 19:05, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

And speaking of copyright violations, it seems that your userpage features one prominently. /ƒETCHCOMMS/ 19:10, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

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Article creations -- Rivers[edit]

Replied on my talk page.♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:37, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

Replied again, cheers.♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:58, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Boeing E-3 Sentry[edit]

The article Boeing E-3 Sentry you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Boeing E-3 Sentry for comments about the article. Well done! There is a backlog of articles waiting for review, why not help out and review a nominated article yourself? Harrison49 (talk) 14:13, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrolling[edit]

Please do not tag any more pages until you have read and fully understood WP:NPP. Thanks. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 00:02, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Hi Kudpung, thanks for your message. I don't have any problem with understanding WP:NPP, but I'm taking an indefinite break from new page patrolling, as I think my views on the standards that should be expected from new content are not quite the same as the community's right now, and I'd rather get back to creating content of my own. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 00:51, 23 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation. The community actually sets high standards for new articles. The problem is getting New Page Patrollers to enforce them. You may be interested in WP:ACTRIAL. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 00:55, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Advanced TIFF Editor page[edit]

What are problems with this page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by GraphMan1 (talkcontribs) 00:04, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Insufficient context to identify the article's subject (CSD A1), unambiguous promotion (CSD G11), and copyright infringement (CSD G12). →Στc. 03:19, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

William King[edit]

Your speedy deletion request had been dealt with before I logged in again. If you read the article you will see that it cites two eminent sources, one of which states (as quoted) that King was one of the ten best players of his day in the 1750s. That underlines his notability. If you have doubts about the sources, and this applies to other projects also, I suggest you raise a question on the WikiProject talk page before turning to the deletion process. ----Jack | talk page 18:10, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

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Removal of cats[edit]

We appear to have a problem in that you seem to be removing cats quicker than I can add them? not sure why you think multi-engine is a parent cat it has always been used for aircraft with more than one engine. If it is a parent cat then what do you suggest we use for twin-engined aircraft? On another note you are adding the introduced in cats which I understand we said we would not use on aircraft, thanks. MilborneOne (talk) 08:53, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

The cat says "This is a container category. Due to its scope, it should contain only subcategories."; I don't know how you interpret it but I think it means it should not directly contain articles; I suggest you create separate cat for twin-engine aircraft. To answer your last point I wasn't aware that there was a discussion on this and that a few articles already had them. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 09:32, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
Apology Speedyphil I had not seen it says container cat. I will look for the discussion we had on introduction cats. MilborneOne (talk) 10:16, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
No worries, we all make mistakes. You can chat to me further about any of the two issues at [1]. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 10:21, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
Found intro discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Aircraft/Archive 31#Introductions MilborneOne (talk) 10:30, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
Chipping in: this was discussed several months ago on the WP:AIR talk page as well...IIRC the consensus was that cats by number of engines would be a good idea, with "multi-engine aircraft" as a container cat. - The Bushranger One ping only 21:32, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks for the welcome message, but are you lagging like come of my computer games! I doubt if I'd need it ;) Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 23:47, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Interview with Wikimedia Foundation[edit]

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Hi Sp33dy, Hope this finds you well. I'm a Storyteller on the fundraising team at the Wikimania Foundation. In preparation for the 2011 fundraiser this November-December, I'm interviewing Wikipedians who contribute significantly to the projects. In the past, we've relied pretty heavily on Jimmy to carry the fundraising burden, and while his appeals have done very well, he alone doesn't represent the multitude of content creators on Wikipedia. I'm curious if you would like to interview with me? I would hope to speak with you for about 60 minutes and would ask you a number of questions about your personal experiences editing on Wikipedia and about its impact more generally. If you are inclined, please email mroth (at) wikimedia.org. Thanks! Matthew (WMF) 23:51, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

What an offer! Yes, I'm willing to have a interview with the Foundation. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 03:53, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
Excellent, can you email me mroth (at) wikimedia.org and we'll set up a time? Cheers! Matthew (WMF) 21:43, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your Comments[edit]

Phil, Thanks for your feedback regarding my withdrawal from the coordinator election. I appreciate your candor and see the truth of statement. It is quite true that I have not been participating in the project discussions as much as I could. Upon some consideration, I think that should increase my participation in project discussions and who knows I might even contribute something productive. Regardless, thanks for the feedback.LeonidasSpartan (talk) 07:37, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Main page appearance: Northrop YF-23[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of Northrop YF-23 know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on September 30, 2011. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/September 30, 2011. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask featured article director Raul654 (talk · contribs) or his delegate Dabomb87 (talk · contribs), or start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. The blurb as it stands now is below:

The two Northrop YF-23s

The Northrop YF-23 was a single-seat, twin-engine fighter aircraft designed for the United States Air Force (USAF). In the 1980s, the USAF began looking for a replacement for its fighter aircraft, especially to counter the USSR's advanced Su-27 and MiG-29. Several companies submitted design proposals; the USAF selected proposals from Northrop and Lockheed. Northrop teamed with McDonnell Douglas to develop the YF-23, while Lockheed, Boeing and General Dynamics developed the YF-22. The YF-23 was stealthier and faster, but less agile than the competition. After a four-year development and evaluation process, the YF-22 was announced the winner in 1991 and entered production as the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. The U.S. Navy considered using one of the ATF aircraft types to replace the F-14, but later canceled these plans. The two YF-23 prototypes were on exhibit in museums as of 2009. (more...)

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Congratulations for this Phil Nick-D (talk) 11:46, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

I am pleased to inform you that you have been elected as a coordinator of the Military history WikiProject. Congratulations on your achievement, and thank you for volunteering!

Discussions of our plans for the coming year will no doubt begin in the next few days. In the meantime, please make sure that you have the coordinators' discussion page on your watchlist, as most of the relevant activity happens there. If you have not already done so, you may want to read the relevant courses in the project academy, as well as the discussion page and its recent archives.

If you have any questions about your work as a coordinator, or anything else, please don't hesitate to ask me directly. Kirill [talk] [prof] 02:03, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Congratulations! - BilCat (talk) 02:24, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks BilCat, I hope I can serve the Project well. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 02:41, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you Muchas gracias, merci, vielen Dank and many thanks for your trust and voting me into the team of coordinators. MisterBee1966 (talk) 07:48, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar, greatly appreciated! It's pretty cool that my efforts are appreciated in faraway Australia :) Best wishes, Toдor Boжinov 06:40, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

No problems. Please keep in mind to award other users who do good deeds, no matter how small or gnomish they are. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 06:45, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

KC-10[edit]

Responded on my talk page and also wanted to note that I have looked over the article. It may sound strange, but I have always made it a point NOT to look too much into the KC-10 article before because I always knew that if I did, I would want to work on it (regardless of whether or not I actually had time to.) It definitely needs some work, but I'm too tired tonight to really quantify that thought. First thing that DOES pop out is the "incidents" section which I have already boldly removed. The KC-10 has had a very accident-free track record, but even if it didn't, I don't see the need for such a section. We don't have an "incidents" section for the Honda Accord for every time someone dies behind the wheel of one. Unless there is a VERY notable reason why the aircraft itself, through a reason such as design flaw, contributed to someone's death, I fail to see a reason to specifically examine it within the article. I will look at it some more tomorrow. Trusilver 06:53, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I've definitely changed my mind. It's been a couple years since my last encounter with the esteemed members of the Aviation Wikiproject, and I had forgotten their nasty tendency to own articles.[2] I'm happy to read over the article and give my input as a pilot of said aircraft, but I really have no interest in participating in the actual article itself. I will simply be lurking in the background as needed. Trusilver 15:38, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

McDonnell XF-85 Goblin[edit]

Phil, my guess is the delegates are going to want someone to do "spotchecks", wiki-jargon for checking the article against some of the sources for accuracy and (lack of) close paraphrasing. Which sources are available at least in "snippet view" at Google Books? - Dank (push to talk) 20:21, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Sorry Dank, I'm afraid that there aren't any books available for snippet view at Google Books. I believe that I've written the article very well to avoid any form of copyright infringement – I summarised what I read before rewriting them, and then Bzuk and yourself come along and give it some expansion and touchup, so a chance of infringement being present is almost nil. In any case, I'll go over the article again to make sure. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 22:52, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
Right, I hope I'm not giving the impression that I think there's anything shady about your writing, I'm just dealing with FAC realities here ... for anyone who's new or relatively new at FAC, "spotchecks" are needed to pass, and that means someone other than you has to compare at least some of the sources against the current article text ... and it's not just a yes/no, copyright infringement or not kind of check, it's also to get a general sense of whether someone reading the article will take away the same information as if they had read the sources. Probably, some people who have read my notice at WT:MIL about this FAC will have the books, and I'll ask over at WT:AV as well. - Dank (push to talk) 23:26, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
No, I'm not offended – I understand where you're coming from. I hope the spotchecks will pass with flying colours. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 23:30, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
See my comment on this astounding request. P, if you aren't offended, you should be, I certainly am. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 16:40, 1 October 2011 (UTC).

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9/GA1[edit]

Hi what's happening with the Talk:Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9/GA1 review, It seems to have stalled.Jim Sweeney (talk) 07:21, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

B Class assessments[edit]

Hi can you stop removing the B Class assessments from articles. If they ever get downgraded they need the assessment filled in or they will go to Start Class. Jim Sweeney (talk) 10:48, 30 September 2011 (UTC)


Congratulations![edit]

Coordinator of the Military history Project, September 2010-September 2011

Congrats on your election as Coordinator of the Military history Project! In honor of your achievement, I present you with these stars. Parsecboy (talk) 22:07, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Oh thank you very much, I wasn't expecting it. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 00:56, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

Airbus A330[edit]

Thanks for nominating the A330 for review as an A-class article for WP:AVIATION this has been succesfull and the article has been promoted to A-class, thanks. MilborneOne (talk) 09:06, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

WikiCup 2011 September newsletter[edit]

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We are on this year's home straight, with less than a month to go until the winner of the 2011 WikiCup will be decided. The fight for first place is currently being contested by Principality of Sealand Miyagawa (submissions), Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions) and Australia Sp33dyphil (submissions), all of whom have over 200 points. This round has already seen multiple featured articles (1991 Atlantic hurricane season from Hurricanehink and Northrop YF-23 from Sp33dyphil) and a double-scoring featured list (Miyagawa's 1948 Summer Olympics medal table). The scores will likely increase far further before the end of the round on October 31 as everyone ups their pace. There is not much more to say- thoughts about next year's competition are welcome on the WikiCup talk page or the scoring talk page, and signups will open once a few things have been sorted out.

If you are concerned that your nomination, be it at good article candidates, a featured process or anywhere else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, 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 receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 12:52, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

Milhist FA, A-Class and Peer Reviews Jul-Sep 2011[edit]

CRM.png The Content Review Medal of Merit  
By order of the Military history WikiProject coordinators, for your devoted work on the WikiProject's Peer, A-Class and Featured Article reviews for the period Jul-Sept 2011, I am delighted to award you this Content Review Medal. Buggie111 (talk) 22:57, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar![edit]

Thanks for the barnstar! Its my pleasure to contribute to aviation-related articles! Snoozlepet (talk) 01:04, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

And from me too. "Operation Anglesey" is about 1/3rd complete now! BencherliteTalk 08:24, 2 October 2011 (UTC)
No worries, I'm glad to award people barnstars. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 08:35, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

August... in October![edit]

Wrong drive ? ;) — CharlieEchoTango — 06:40, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for that! Silly me Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 06:43, 2 October 2011 (UTC)
 :) — CharlieEchoTango — 06:44, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Image Copyright Questions[edit]

Hello! I just wanted to ask something small. How should I add copyright information to pictures taken by myself? I have taken a photo of the GE90 and I thought I might share it :) ! EmadIV (talk) 16:30, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Firstly, to answer your question, have you uploaded the photo yet onto Commons? TBO, it's quite easy to release the photo freely, you just choose one of the many copyright (or copyleft) options when you download it, depending on whether you want others to: attribute the work to you as they distribute it however they like, even commercially (CC-BY); release derivative works of your photo under the same license as yours (CC-SA); or both of the above (CC-BY-SA). I think there are more subcategories to it, but I can't remember. Anyhow, please make sure that your photo is free and it suits Wikipedia's (or WikiCommons) criteria, that is, it must be free for public (that includes commercial) consumption. For more information, please see license selection and reusing content outside Wikipedia. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 22:13, 2 October 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Helped me a lot with my next upload. --EmadIV (talk) 17:59, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your endless and very successful work on aviation and military history articles, and efforts to make many other areas of the encyclopedia run smoother. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 07:10, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Oh, what a surprise! Thank you. This is like drugs, it gets me moving again ;) Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 07:15, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Monday night National Football League games prior to 1970[edit]

I have removed the {{prod}} tag from Monday night National Football League games prior to 1970, which you proposed for deletion. I'm leaving this message here to notify you about it. If you still think the article should be deleted, please don't add the {{prod}} template back to the article. Instead, feel free to list it at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. Thanks! InforManiac (talk) 13:38, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject Wikify's October Newsletter[edit]

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Alt text for Project A119 images[edit]

Hi Sp33dyphil. You requested the addition of alt text to the images on Project A119 as part of its A-class review. I've added text to each of the three images, as you can see here. I'm pretty unfamiliar with alt text in general though, especially when trying to reach a standard this high, so I was wondering if these descriptions are adequate or if you feel they need to be changed at all. Thanks for your time. GRAPPLE X 22:53, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

I think your alts are very good – they describe the photos really well, leaving nothing significant out. Just remember that you're trying to paint a visual in a vision-impaired person's brain. Please see WP:ALT for further info. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 23:31, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. I was never too sure where the line was between enoug detail and possible condescension through too much detail. If you think they're good enough then I'll leave them as they are. GRAPPLE X 23:38, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Sevastopol[edit]

I"ve replied to your comments. Thanks again for participating. Buggie111 (talk) 03:04, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrolling[edit]

Hi. I see you tagged Gregory S. Rosen. Closer examination would have revealed that the footnote is not a reference. Please be sure to place a WP:BLPPROD tag on such unreferenced BLPs. Thanks. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 05:11, 4 October 2011 (UTC) (edit conflict) Why isn't it a ref?

Umm, that footnote is a reference. It is not a reliable source, but BLPPROD does not require the source to be reliable – a generic PROD would be more appropriate. I will be removing the BLPPROD tag after leaving this note. Jenks24 (talk) 05:17, 4 October 2011 (UTC)
It's not a source. It's a mere mention of the subjetc's publication that could just as easily have been incorporated in the prose flow of the body text of the article. But I'm not here to argue with you, I'm doing research into possible improvements both of the BLPPROD and NPP systems, and how to make the work easier for patrollers. Thanks. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 05:23, 4 October 2011 (UTC)
Interesting - someone has even sent it to AfD. Even better. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 05:44, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrolling[edit]

The ToppMan was a blatant G3 hoax. You are right to be cautious, but tihs one was quite obvious. Please use the correct template because it automatically puts an appropriate warning on the creator's talk page. Keep up the good work! --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 01:50, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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New Page Patrolling[edit]

Hi. I don't quite understand how you can classify Ooski as gibberish.Please read WP:NPP and review your template criterion on this article. Thanks. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 07:47, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I was meant to press G3. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 07:49, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

A cupcake for you![edit]

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg Thanks for the Barnstar and acknowledgement. Cupcake for u. :) Redtigerxyz Talk 10:48, 5 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll enjoy it no doubt. Face-grin.svg Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 22:57, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Re: Wikification of Maroroy, Daraga, Albay[edit]

I did not. I made Maroroy, Daraga, Albay a redirect to Maroroy, and then I "wikfied" the latter (or something like that).

  1. 07:59, 3 October 2011Pjoef (talk | contribs)(21 bytes [it was 232 bytes before]) (REDIRECT to Maroroy)
  2. 08:35, 3 October 2011Pjoef (talk | contribs)(3,309 bytes [it was 97 bytes before]) (wikified + infobox + categorized)

Cheers. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 14:21, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Update

I got it now! (lol) I added both articles to the list... and that was not my intention, I've just forgot to remove the redirecting article. You were right, thanks for the advice. All the best. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 15:13, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

The identical twins award[edit]

"The identical twins award" from Demiurge1000 454082292

Thanks a lot! What a pleasant surprise to be waking up to an FA promotion! Hmm, I don't know if there are any; the first thing that came into my mind was Prototype. I think you can create List of prototype aircraft, although the list would be soo long that I'd spend more time reopening my crash-prone browsers than writing the article itself! Cheers! Now, let's see what we've got after thisSp33dyphil "Ad astra" 22:21, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 3 October 2011[edit]


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ACR closure[edit]

Hi mate, hope you don't mind me stalking, great you're getting into this duty, especially when it's with one of my noms... ;-) Just a few things:

  1. At the top of the review page you should sign the result (e.g. Promoted -- ~~~~)
  2. On Lukis' page your three dashes towards the end were indented a space so caused a bit of odd formatting
  3. Unless you had to take a break and just haven't got to these yet, don't forget listing at the A-Class Articles page, updating (or starting) this month's Bugle A/FA articles page, updating the ACM eligibility tracking page and, if required ( not in Lukis' case I don't think) the ACM nom.

All the above are in the collapsible section A-Class review/reappraisal closure instructions for coordinators on the A-Class review page. I've been doing this for yonks, and still find it best to have those instructions open on a spare tab for reference while I perform the steps. BTW, got a feeling you may not have put a result or signed another ACR you closed (perhaps closed w/o consensus) not long ago but I forgot to mention it at the time, so you might want to check back and add the result and fake the signature timestamp to when you actually closed it... Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 08:10, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Featured Article promotion[edit]

"Featured Article Wikiwings" from Quadell 454201347

Thanks, I hope this is a sign that more great things are coming. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 01:12, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Link rot[edit]

How do i address link rot on my page 747 Wing House — Preceding unsigned comment added by Carsonl87 (talkcontribs) 21:28, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

You reference the refs properly, so they include things like titles, publishers, date of access, date of publication, etc; see WP:REF.
A quick way to address this issue, if you have the Vector skin, is to go to User:Sp33dyphil/vector.js, copy and paste that into User:Carsonl87/vector.js. When you're done, go to the 747 Wing House and at the left, there'll be a list of links in the toolbox, and one of them is "Reflinks". Click on it and the script will do the rest, although you do need to press save. When finished, make sure to go over the refs that somehow haven't been refed by the script, and do it manually. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 22:04, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
The correct and easiest way to address linkrot is to read WP:CITE. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 05:07, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, those are scripts that I use, so please don't use them unless you know what you're doing and how refs work. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 05:16, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Tagging[edit]

Hi Sp33dyphil, I appreciate your vigilance, but in general before tagging to death an article minutes after birth, please allow at least a few days for the author(s) to develop it. Benevolo is one of the most notable architectural and urban historians of the 20th century, and has articles on five other Wikipedias. In my limited time I was simply starting to close a gap in Wikipedia's coverage bias. I'm afraid that this kind of quick tagging discourages contributions. --Elekhh (talk) 23:26, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

(talk page stalker)An article that is going to take 'a few days' to develop should be developed in user space where it will avoid the danger of being deleted, and this is what we should be encouraging users to do. . The number of new articles that might get developed, is so great that there is a risk that not tagging them will leave them forgotten, and undeveloped by their author. Common sense will tell us on a case-by-case basis if we should wait 15 minutes oe 1 hour before tagging an A1 or an A3, or even delete them instantly. Other tags, if applied quickly enough, may draw the creator's attention to the problems (as it did with Elekhh) while they are still online and logged in. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 01:05, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Agree with Kudpung. Most Wikipedians never assist in their creation's growth, leading to an encyclopedia full of tags. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 01:10, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
Sorry but have to disagree. Placing tags between my edits do not help me in any way. While for me these tags are just distracting, for new editors are discouraging. I don't think it helps Wikipedia either, as overall is incoherent when lack of notability is claimed for highly notable subjects while barely notable ones are unquestioned only because there is quantitatively more referencing of whatever nature. I think some basic research would be useful before tagging articles. Regarding how to start an article, I always have been developing articles in article space as Wikipedia supposed to be a collaborative project, and this allows other editors to contribute. Writing my "own" articles in a private sandbox has no appeal for me, but thanks for your advice. --Elekhh (talk) 03:47, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
(talk page stalker)Wholeheartedly agree with Elekhh, especially in this specific case. — CharlieEchoTango — 04:06, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
The tags weren't meant to help you, they were supposed to alert others that there is a possible non-encyclopediac article. You might not know how hard it is, but there are only a handful of people patrolling the NP log, so naturally we are very critical of all and every page. When I tagged your article, the intro sentence was "Leonardo Benevolo (25 September 1923) is an Italian architectural and urban historian." I didn't see any reason *not* to tag it, as it was no different from a lot of articles that don't assert the significance of their subjects, not to mention hoaxes, etc. I thought the article could be developed further, but I was still suspicious because the sentence didn't say why the person was notable/important, so I tagged it for lead too short and notability. Otherwise I would have PROD it, instead of CSD (CSD A7 says "No indication of importance -- an article about a real person, individual animal(s), organization, or web content that does not indicate why its subject is important or significant".) Us new -page patrollers don't have all day to wait for articles to develop, because there are heaps of others that are slipping through the flimsy cracks. If only you had indicated why he was important, I would have marked it as "patrolled" and moved on straight away. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 04:25, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
There were however interlanguage links, incoming links and google hits. In any case thanks for explaining how the system works. Will keep that in mind, and start articles with more substantial intro. I do appreciate a lot notability patrolling, and have no intention to make your work any harder than it already is. --Elekhh (talk) 04:54, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
Good thing we cleared that up. For my part, I will be more easy on those that have stayed here for long and racked up heaps of edits. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 05:13, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
@Elekhh: As a regular editor with over 12,000 edits, you may even wish to consider helping out with patrolling new pages. The instructions are at WP:NPP - a system we're currently working very hard on with the WMF to improve. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 05:17, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Kudpung, while we're at it, can you explain to me why my CSD tag (A9) on On the Old Fall River Line was rejected? Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 05:19, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Incidentally, with exactly fifty articles created, Elekhh might well be a good choice to have the autopatrolled userright. This would save time for new page patrollers, and (in instances like the above) for Elekhh as well. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 13:29, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Sp33dyphil|, Your CSD tag (A9) on On the Old Fall River Line was declined because the criterion clearly did not apply. You should know that by now after the number of times I've suggested you read WP:NPP and WP:CSD ;) Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 09:08, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

I think it's useful to answer new page patrollers' questions, not just repeatedly imply that they might not have read something that they should have done :)
Phil, my guess is that the issue is that criterion A9 only applies to "musical recordings", and On the Old Fall River Line is (supposedly) a song rather than a recording (despite half the lead talking about a recording). What's the difference, you might ask. Well, the distinction seems to be rather confused. For example, Hurt (Johnny Cash song) is arguably a recording, not a song; and that link is a redirect to Hurt (Nine Inch Nails song), which is an article about a song written by Trent Reznor, but the article's two infoboxes, and most of its sections, are not about the song, but are about recordings of the song as performed by the aforementioned Johnny Cash and Nine Inch Nails.
I had to strain my brain to think of a plausible hypothetical use of A9, but here's an attempt. Paparazzi (Lady Gaga song) is a song written by Lady Gaga and Rob Fusari - even though the article seems to be about the recording, not the song (I'm starting to see a pattern here...) Now, Greyson Chance became famous by doing a recording of that song (performed by himself), and posted it on YouTube on April 28, 2010. The article about Chance himself was only created May 12, 2010 (let's ignore any short-lived previous versions, for the sake of our example). If someone had tried to make an article about Chance's recording of Gaga's song, before May 12, and didn't indicate why the recording is important or significant, then that article would have been eligible for deletion under criterion A9, since it would be an article about a musical recording (not the song, which is Gaga's) for which no article existed for the artist. As soon as the article for the artist (Chance) was created on May 12, A9 would no longer be valid for the recording. (Another criterion might still be valid - unremarkable web content or something, perhaps).
To put this another way, criterion A9, like many of the criteria, is, intentionally, extremely limited in what it can be used for. If, this afternoon, I write the "New Page Patrol is so much fun" song, and created an article about it, that article would not be eligible for A9, because it's an article about a song, not about a musical recording. Hopefully it would be eligible for some other criterion... --Demiurge1000 (talk) 10:44, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
OK, to make sure I don't commit the same sin the second time, I'll steer well clear of A9. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 23:43, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Welcome to the Wikipedia Ambassador Program[edit]

Hi Sp33dyphil!

Congratulations! Your application to join the Global Education Program as an Online Ambassador has been accepted. The steps you need to take now, a few things you need to read, are bolded.

When you get a chance, please add your username to the official list of Online Ambassadors and add a profile for yourself here (which helps match Online Ambassadors with classes in their areas of interest).

Here are some things you should know to help you get started:

The role of the Online Ambassador[edit]

The main role of for an Online Ambassador is to join the "pod" for one or more participating classes. The pod is the team of people helping a class of students contribute effectively to Wikipedia, consisting of the course instructor, the local Campus Ambassadors who will work with the class in person, the Online Ambassadors who work with the class online, and the Regional Ambassador for the pod who will check in periodically with the pod to make sure everything is going well.

A prototypical pod might look something like this:

  • An instructor who is fairly new to Wikipedia, leading a class of 20 students assigned to make significant contributions to new or existing articles related to the course subject.
  • Two Campus Ambassadors, one of whom is an experienced Wikipedian and one of whom is new to Wikipedia. The Campus Ambassadors will have gone through a training program on the basics of Wikipedia and how to help students contribute effectively.
  • Two Online Ambassadors, one moderately experienced on Wikipedia and one very experienced, who can answer basic questions and give good editing advice and find others to help when they get in over their heads, one of whom has a particular interest in the subject area of the course.
  • One Regional Ambassador, a moderately experienced Wikipedian who is working with 15 different pods spread across a big geographical region.

(That's an idealization, but it gives you an idea of the spectrum of people in each of the roles in the program.)

The expections for an Online Ambassador in a pod (and what you can expect from other pod members) are laid out in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between pod members. In short the role of the Online Ambassador is to:

  • Help students in your class(es) when they ask for it, answer their questions, and generally watch out for them
  • Help students to get feedback on their work (whether from you or other editors an interest in / knowledge of the subject area)
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re: barnstar[edit]

Thanks, will do! :) --♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:43, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

I liked your wording :P --♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 04:41, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks for the Barnstar![edit]

Hey Sp33dyphil, just to say thanks for the Barnstar! (Midnightblueowl (talk) 10:40, 8 October 2011 (UTC))

Re: A barnstar for you![edit]

Thanks a lot, Sp33dyphil! I'll make sure I follow your advice :) Have a great weekend! Toдor Boжinov 10:52, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Marin Datković[edit]

Hi, I have removed the Prod because articles that have had a Prod declined previously cannot be prodded again - please see WP:PROD. TerriersFan (talk) 19:43, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

No problems, I wasn't aware of that. It's all cool. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 23:39, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Comanche GA review[edit]

Hello Sp33dyphil. I've made some comments here: Talk:Boeing/Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche/GA1. Anotherclown (talk) 23:56, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Yep, I've already addressed them, thanks for your time. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 00:03, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar[edit]

I don't do much on WP any more, because I got sick of fighting the bureaucrats, who care more about making everyone jump through their hoops than about making a better encyclopaedia. I refuse to play their game any more. Good luck. -- Zsero — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.112.170.178 (talk) 02:16, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Oh, what a pity! Wikipedia's vision is losing another of its puzzle pieces. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 02:42, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
Did you not notice that Zsero has been blocked for over a year? --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 03:43, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
Blocked or not, I assume good faith and that his 276 articles on Dylan and Cole Sprouse were done with good intentions, and that they helped the article get the GA status. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 03:46, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
What made me check was the fact that he did not sign his post, and the bot signed it with an IP address. That meant I had to check that IP for possible block evasion edits - which in this instance is not the case. He did a lot of good work but also has a significant block log. These are tricks of the trade of being a good patroller - there's more to NPP than just looking at a new page and pasting some tags ;) It's detective work really - it helps to catch long term vandals and socks. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 04:13, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks![edit]

Thank you for the barnstar I've never gotten one before! much appreciated :) GroundZ3R0 002 07:12, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Yeah I tend to edit the articles nobody really cares about lol like Saw (video game) GroundZ3R0 002 07:17, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

RAF Eastcote[edit]

Thank you for your review of RAF Eastcote. I've made changes based on your suggestions. Harrison49 (talk) 17:53, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for passing the article. Harrison49 (talk) 18:04, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

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Template:WPMILHIST Announcements[edit]

Thanks for doing some of the work on this. For FACs only (I'm not sure if anyone cares about the other categories), please mention the name of the article that was or wasn't promoted in your edit summary. Also, at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Arado E.381/archive2, it's easier to keep track of comments if each new review starts their review with something bolded ... "support", "comments", whatever. I'll make the edit. - Dank (push to talk) 11:24, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Because you're a great Wikipedia contributor and kitty looks lonely and like he could use a friend like you. Good work and congrats on the wikiCup.

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A beer for you[edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thankyou for participating in my request for adminship. Now I've got lots of extra buttons to try and avoid pressing by mistake... Redrose64 (talk) 14:48, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
Great! Please be careful with the new buttons though, we don't want any wild chickens setting the whole site alight! Sp33dyphil ©© 22:01, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Play Misty For Me[edit]

Hi Sp33dyphil. I recently finished correcting the formatting of several citations on the Play Misty for Me article. In doing so, I included in the citations all of the relevant information pertaining to the sources (books). There is also a section in the article titled Bibliography which has the same information about those books. After completing all of the work on fixing the citations I decided to remove the Bibliography section because, after my work, the reference section included all of the same information.

However, right after I finished this work, you undid all of it, and sent a message to me saying I removed content without specifying a reason. When in fact I entered this, "removed Bibliography sections as it is unnecessary now that citations are correct" as the reason. If you think that the Bibliography section needs to stay, then it can stay. But can you at least revert the page back to where all of my work on the citations is done? Best, DaffyBridge (talk) 00:21, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Sorry about that, I didn't see your rationale. Anyone, I think the bibli needs to stay because the refs would be meaningless if there are no books or publications to tell the reader, for example, which book "Eliot (2009), p. 129" is referring to. Sorry for my mistake, and, happy editing! :) Sp33dyphil ©© 00:25, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
I had corrected the citation for "Eliot (2009), p. 129" so that it reflected all of the information in the bibliography. I did the same with each of the other citations. It doesn't show right now because you undid all of that work. I don't understand how because I did all of that before I removed the Bibliography section. I undid your 'undoing' so that you can see it. Please review it and if you still think it needs the Bibliography section, I will add it back in. DaffyBridge (talk) 00:31, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
I'm find with the current revision. Sorry for my action, is there anything you'd like me to do for you? Sp33dyphil ©© 00:34, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
No, thank you for your understanding. Sorry if I sounded demanding; didn't mean to. I was just frustrated when I saw that all of my work disappeared.DaffyBridge (talk) 01:10, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Alex Biega (2nd nomination)[edit]

Just a note that I've reopened this AFD and undeleted the article. The G4 deletion was a mistake because the first AFD was about a hockey player. --Ron Ritzman (talk) 21:57, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Tupolev Tu-142[edit]

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User:24.143.224.15[edit]

Greetings. I see you're attempting to get this user to put the brakes on, too. I've left a message on their talk page asking them about maybe finding a cached copy of this site instead of simply deleting it wholesale. The last two times he's deleted something I've left edit summaries asking him to do so and to check his talk page. I'm hoping he sees it soon, because if he doesn't, I'm tempted to start reporting his edits as being disruptive. --McDoobAU93 00:32, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Warnings[edit]

You've templated me twice--have you read my edit summaries or looked at the edit history to which I've referred? I'm attempting to remove original research, in which a user has been using Wikipedia to push their theories with a neologism. 99.137.209.90 (talk) 00:42, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Please use some restraint at Commoditization[edit]

Hi. It looks like you have been busy doing good things by patrolling for vandalism, but I fear that your reverts at Commoditization are having the effect of fanning the flames in a content dispute. The user you have been reverting has been explaining his/her edits in edit summaries. The problem is that they need to discuss the matter on the talk page instead. Please restrain yourself there -- and encourage talk page discussion. Thanks! --Orlady (talk) 04:43, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Sorry for my quick and, I dare say, thoughtless actions. I wasn't aware that the user had posted edit summaries. Sp33dyphil ©© 04:45, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Could you explain?[edit]

Why did you make this edit? Whenever a coach's team makes it to the World Series, that team hosts the next year's All-Star Game. 71.146.20.62 (talk) 05:26, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

My Huggle window only posted the change from $250 million to $250,000,000, so I reverted solely because of that. Sp33dyphil ©© 05:30, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
Can I revert the other edit back to...you know what, never mind, it's already fixed. 71.146.20.62 (talk) 03:34, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for the cookie, it was yummy! :p

♛♚★Vaibhav Jain★♚♛ Talk Email 09:41, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Mmmmmm, yummy...wait, it's a kitten, I can't eat that! Why are you starving me to death!? Face-grin.svg Sp33dyphil ©© 09:45, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
Users like you always make wiki a good place to be. :) ♛♚★Vaibhav Jain★♚♛ Talk Email 09:50, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
You too -- I love your enthusiasm :) Sp33dyphil ©© 09:56, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Parallax Propeller[edit]

I think your complete removal of material posted by user:173.13.137.221 was a bit hasty. In principle his edits were fine! At most you could have placed a few [citation needed] tags. What he wrote however was factually correct, and already covered by the given links, it certainly wasn't vandalism. I have asked the user to register, become aquainted to the rules and regulations of WP, and then try again. Mahjongg (talk) 13:07, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing that out, I wouldn't certainly have known that! When I looked at his edits (particularly at the end of paragraphs), I didn't see any refs. However, on closer inspection, I did see one of two cite templates which only indicate the title of certain publications; some other info were unrefed. Past experience tells me that IPs that have been reminded about large additions of unsourced text almost never come back to cleanup their work, so I decided to be a bit heavy-handed because we might not know that some of the info might be made-up. Obviously this is not the case to this article, but I hope my explanations give you somewhat of an insight into my perspective of the site. Sp33dyphil ©© 06:13, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
Oh, I certainly understand where your reasoning was coming from, and I also could see some "red flags" in the posts. Its only that I am somewhat familiar with the Parallax Propeller so that I could recognise that it wasn't nonsense what was posted. The only thing is that it would be hard to find a reference anywhere (that isn't a blog) that literally says the same thing, as its often worded in a different way. In that sense its more or less OR, but its still information that you can extract from the official documentation of the Propeller. Mahjongg (talk) 12:28, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Post flagged as spam - New to Wikipedia[edit]

Distilinc (talk) 06:39, 17 October 2011 (UTC) Sp33dyphil - you flagged a post to Web Scraping as spam. Please verify why and what I should do differently.

The reason that I tagged it spam is because of your name "Distilinc", which strongly indicates that you are promoting an organisation. Please edit under a different user name and stop adding unsourced info. (I'm not the only who thinks you're misbehaving though Face-tongue.svg). Sp33dyphil ©© 06:43, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Tupolev Tu-142[edit]

Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself and let you know I am glad to be reviewing the article Tupolev Tu-142 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. →Στc. 05:53, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Re:FAC stalling[edit]

There's not really too much which can be done. Try adding it to User:Tony1/FAR urgents and Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews, and ask on the appropriate WikiProject talk page- this may bring in some reviews. As you probably realise, it's not going to pass as it is now. I'd promise to review myself, but I can really only find stolen moments on Wikipedia at the moment; I've found myself very busy. J Milburn (talk) 09:10, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

I've reviewed it, and assigned it "Pending Support". Please read my comments to see what that means. Sven Manguard Wha? 07:32, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for your tips Philadelphia 2009 (talk) 17:05, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Another case of "total built - two prototypes, and nothing else"[edit]

Republic XF-84H (and it doesn't appear on the masterplan). --Demiurge1000 (talk) 17:43, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrolling[edit]

Hi. Re: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Niloufar M.Aliha. Please be sure to complete all the required steps when listing articles for WP:AfD. Thanks. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 00:58, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

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Wikicup[edit]

Hey man, good luck to you too in this last week of the cup! :P Thanks for the message. I'd watch out for Yellow Evan, since he's on an editing streak. Granted, I think it'll all come down to if your FAC passes. In that case, I'd better get editing! Of course, as Durova said, Wikipedia is the winner. :) --♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 01:42, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, the only winner is Wikipedia (and probably Jimbo). Whatever the outcome will be, you deserve much praise! Sp33dyphil ©© 04:30, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

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Something to make your life easier[edit]

Is it really true? Does it contain malicious codes??Dipankan001 (talk) 09:59, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Question

How to make our signature attractive?(Like your one's with a copyright symbol).I just can't understand how to make it;-)Dipankan001 (talk) 09:59, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

No, no malicious mind-boggling mumbo jumbo -- if I can use it, then everyone can use it ;) Try follow my instructions above. As for the signature, I don't think it's that hard to make one. Just go to edit mode and check it out. I've had fancier signatures in the past, but I've matured now. If you wanna see more fancy ones, visit WP:CJ. Sp33dyphil ©© 10:07, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

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Copyedit of Tupolev Tu-142 now complete[edit]

Hi Phil, just to let you know that the copyedit of Tupolev Tu-142 for GA is now (finally) complete. Thanks for your patience. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 17:30, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Re: Editor review[edit]

I wanted to say thanks for your review, it was very clear and thorough and I appreciate the time you took to write it. I have thought about writing an article in the past, perhaps one day soon. I will get started on your editor review. :) SwisterTwister talk 22:51, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

RefLinks[edit]

Thanks for that tool, friend!It is really a very useful tool,and will help me in making better references.Dipankan001 (talk) 05:49, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

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Warsaw Robinsons GAR[edit]

Hi, I made some edits and incorporated some of the suggestions you made at the Warsaw Robinsons GAR [3]. Can you take another look? Thanks.  Volunteer Marek  17:38, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

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Thank you![edit]

"What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar" from Touch of Light 457772274

Need some help![edit]

Thanks again for the IRC chat - also very helpful. What I need help with is This and was wondering if you could (with your privileges) accomplish what I had asked the user yourself. It seems that the user is inactive anyway, and it is a pet peeve of mine to get rid of wasted space in Backlog Persondata!. Thanks for your help and if this is completely confusing then just let me know and I will try and explain better. Thanks again! Touch Of Light (talk) 05:33, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not completely grasping what you're trying to say -- please explain further. :D --Sp33dyphil ©© 05:36, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
In simpler terms - I need this page to be edited and this line of code in the page: SHORTDESCRIPTION: to be filled in with a period so the notice does not appear on the backlog. Little bit simpler? Maybe? Haha. Touch Of Light (talk) 05:48, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
I'm afraid I can't help you there, since I have no admin privileges to edit protected articles. However, you can can to the IRC page I've informed you about and ask the many friendly admins who are ever-present online. Just a question, is the page in question a sandbox, or is there already an article that is in the mainstream? /EditCounterOptIn.js pages are supposed to be used for the edit pie when you go here, and should not used for nurturing new pages. If the user does not respond to your queries, please relax and not give a fuck -- a resolve will eventually be found -- and continue with some other articles. Cheers mate! --Sp33dyphil ©© 06:03, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
In order to enable the edit counter thingummy, one needs to create one's "EditCounterOptIn.js" with any content. It seems that User:Jschauhan, in order to complete this task, created his EditCounterOptIn.js file by copying in (without attribution) a version of the article Nathuram Sharma, which is about an Indian fellow - a poet - who died in 1932.
Now, that article (and thus, now that .js file) contains a Persondata template. And User:Touch of Light is on a quest - itself worthy of epic poetry, no doubt - to remove this template from places where it shouldn't be. This .js file is one of those places.
Now, Touch Of Light, you've probably already been told this, but Sp33dyphil can't help with this; you need an administrator. I suggest you contact User:Fastily, who is at least slightly familiar with the owner of the .js file in question, since he blocked him a few weeks ago. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 06:01, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification (which was a tad late, as my little brain figured it out before your post) and suggestion of what to do! --Sp33dyphil ©© 06:10, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for all of your help - The quest continues! I am contacting Fastily now. Touch Of Light (talk) 18:33, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Rambhadracharya[edit]

Hi! I recently though that Rambhadracharya might be complete to be promoted to A class. Its already a GA. However since no WikiProject associated with the article has a formal A-Class review process, i proposed the proposal on the talk page as per WP:A?. Kindly review the article an support/oppose the proposal here. Thanks for your consideration. :) ♛♚★Vaibhav Jain★♚♛ Talk Email 05:45, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

As the article is relatively long, it'll take me two or three days to fully analyse it. So, I'd like to ask you to be patient and let me do what I can. Cheers! --Sp33dyphil ©© 06:06, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

hello[edit]

I do not understand why you said i removed content. I added several colons whidh needed to be added. I added italic to the show The Five which I believe is needed also. I did move one segment (art auction) which is no longer daily because people started to win bids for the drawings and then not send in the money, so the show stopped doing that segment. Did you not see that I only moved this segment and did not remove the content? They complained on the show about people winning the bid but not paying, so they then stopped having the art auctions. I did remove the one word "progressive" from in front of Media Matters and the bolding that was placed on Media Matters because that much detail along with the footnote and unneeded bolding seemed to be promoting media matters on the Red Eye page for unknown reasons. I don't think it is necessary to go into that much detail about media matters on Red Eye page, when simply saying Memdia Matters will do for encyclopedia purposes on Red Eye, don't you agree? Is that the content you were referring to that I removed, the single word "progressive"? If that's the removed content you are referring to, then why did you get rid of all my many other helpful edits I made to improve the page, including 3 references which I added with great trouble? Couldn't you have left my helpful edits and just reinserted the one word "progressive" if you wanted that unnecessary qualifier to stay there? Or do you consider all these other edits not helpful to the page either? As far as I can see, there are lots of edits made all over the place with some actually removing real content without any comment about the edit as to why they did that edit and they are not changed they way you did to me? Please explain.--172.162.22.221 (talk) 07:26, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Looking over your edits, I see that you've moved the section elsewhere instead of blanking it -- this is entirely my fault. However, you removed words and a hidden comment that about the word progressive without providing an explanation in the edit summary. If you think some of your other additions have been made in good faith, and particularly the three references (are they reliable though?), please go back to the article's history and reinstate those changes. Next time, it'll be good if you'd provide a helpful edit summary.--Sp33dyphil ©© 07:34, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
Thankks for replying so fast. Just for the record, if you check the very resent edit history on Red Eye page, I originally removed the word "liberal" from in front of Media Matters with the edit comment "media matters is not liberal" and then someone came soon after my edit and added "progressive" and bolding and an unecessary reference and comment in the page. I really don't feel all that qualifing is really necessary on Red Eye page, so you can see I'm not trying to cause any trouble or be a pain, just trying to keep it very simple for the encyclopedia without adding unnecessary complications. I think you now can see I'm trying to be helpful here. As to the 3 references, I know they kinda suck, but for what they are trying to prove ~ sub-liminal messages ~ they are good enough (and as good as they are going to get) for that kind of silliness. --172.162.22.221 (talk) 07:49, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
OK, if you edit in good faith, then nobody can do anything to you Face-grin.svg, besides giving barnstars! Please improve the article as much as you can -- Wikipedia needs more people like you. Why don't you edit under a registered user name? --Sp33dyphil ©© 08:08, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

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Re: A tool for you![edit]

Thanks! PoinDexta1 | Talk to Me 08:15, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks from me as well. :) SwisterTwister talk 04:17, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Led Zeppelin copyedit[edit]

Hi

I have been asked about the status of the Led Zeppelin copyedit. Have you completed it, or did you withdraw? The requests page simply has "working" crossed out, so I am unsure as to which path you have taken. Can you please reply on User_talk:Sabrebd#Led_Zeppelin_copyedit as they are the "main" regular editor and the one I have been discussing the ce with since the one I did a few months ago (we had some issues with the copyedit request as the IP editor put it up on the requests page while work was ongoing, indeed more than once).

Sorry if this is a hassle :¬) Chaosdruid (talk) 17:10, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for that :¬) Chaosdruid (talk) 15:34, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

A tool for me?[edit]

HI Sp33dyphil. You've just dropped your "A tool for you?" message on my talk page for a second time. I'm not sure why I've received this - presumably you've noticed something in my editing that makes you think I would benefit from the tool, but I'm curious what that is? Also, I'm not sure why I've got this twice? Thanks, Sparthorse (talk) 04:14, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Oop sie daisy, I didn't realise that I've already messaged you. However, I sent the second post because you didn't seem to do anything about Billy Hurley when you patrolled it. --Sp33dyphil ©© 04:24, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Happy Halloween![edit]

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Happy Halloween to you too! Australians don't really celebrate Halloween, but who cares, I 'll go along with it! Mwahahahaha! --Sp33dyphil ©© 05:13, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Happy Halloween to you too! :)[edit]

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I'm already happy! Cheers! --Sp33dyphil ©© 05:48, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
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A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png For all your hard work on MilHist. LauraHale (talk) 06:02, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Hey thanks, don't mention it. I'm doing this for the common good. --Sp33dyphil ©© 06:06, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Happy Halloween to you too and more...[edit]

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Internationales Studentenhaus Innsbruck[edit]

I have declined your PROD because, although the PROD tag was not removed, deletion was contested on the article talk page. Consider AfD. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 13:26, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Happy Nevada Statehood day to you too![edit]

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Thanks for caramel and candy apple and your post at the Cup talk page.YE Pacific Hurricane
Thanks everybody for your kind words and appreciation. Cheers --Sp33dyphil ©© 22:06, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

HMS Duncan GAN[edit]

It's been over two weeks now; what's going on with this review? If you don't have time, that's fine, but let me know so I can find another reviewer. It's the last article I need to finish off a good topic so I want to put it to bed.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 18:21, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

WikiCup 2011 October newsletter[edit]

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The 2011 WikiCup is now over, and our new champion is Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), who joins the exclusive club of the previous winners: Dreamafter (2007), jj137 (2008), Durova (2009) and Sturmvogel_66 (2010). The final standings were as follows:

  1. Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions)
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Preparation for next year's WikiCup is ongoing. Interested parties are invited to sign up and participate in our straw polls. It's been a pleasure to work with you all this year, and, whoever's taking part in and running the competition in 2012, we hope to see you all in January! J Milburn and The ed17 00:49, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks and Congrats[edit]

Thanks for the Halloween treat... and congratulations on getting Vietnam Airlines to GA! You really put a lot of sustained effort into developing the article, and that's finally paid off. Here's to seeing it reach FA :) --dragfyre_ʞןɐʇc 15:02, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

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Robinsons of Warsaw GAs[edit]

This user is asshamed of his inaction and will try to respond more swiftly in the future.

I don't mean to be nagging and normally I wouldn't ask again (since October 26), but my last question was archived with no response. I was wondering if you were going to follow through with the GA review at Robinson Crusoes of Warsaw (October 14). After leaving your initial comments you have not followed up on any of it, and like I said, my previous question about it was archived, or something.  Volunteer Marek  03:18, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Happy Halloween![edit]

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Something for you[edit]

"The Airborne Warfare Barnstar" from Jim Sweeney 458732288

I wasn't expecting it, but I'll take it. --Sp33dyphil ©© 07:22, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Aboard a Boeing 777 during Frankfurt flight .jpg[edit]

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I asked the photographer for permission to upload on Wikipedia, and he said yes, but I don't know how to upload the permission to OTRS. . --Sp33dyphil ©© 02:31, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

See: Wikipedia:Contact us for providing permission to submit photos that you did not take. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 14:20, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

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I love you[edit]

Awww, that's very touching. Although you're an IP user, I think I have an idea of who you are <3 --Sp33dyphil ©© 04:31, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Murder of Selena[edit]

I would like to thank you for copy-editing the article for me :) I have some questions, why did you remove most of the celebrities that identify as being fans of Selena? And also, why did you put {{POV}} when you didn't identify the problems on the talk page so I can fix them? Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 13:15, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

I removed the celebrities because it violates UNDUE, and partially POV, because you seem to be glorifying Selena by listing every single celebrity who claims to admire the singer. --Sp33dyphil ©© 23:33, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
Hey can you reply on the talk page of this article? I replied. Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 02:00, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

WikiCup 2011 runner up[edit]

Awarded to Sp33dyphil, runner up in the 2011 WikiCup. Congratulations! J Milburn and The ed17 22:06, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
Congrats mate! Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 23:11, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
Oh thanks Ian. Cheers! --Sp33dyphil ©© 23:30, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

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Hey my name is Meaghan. (Mfwilliams3 (talk) 19:54, 9 November 2011 (UTC))

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October Wikification drive[edit]

"The Greater Working Wikifier's Barnstar" and "The Bronze Wikification Barnstar" from Nolelender 459624744

Thanks for your help![edit]

"The Guidance Barnstar" from Basalisk 459849530

Thank you! I was just posting messages to those participating in the GOCE November drive. Obviously I didn't know you had a query about the issue. I hope you find it useful :) --Sp33dyphil ©© 05:11, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Copyediting of Brampton Walk of Fame[edit]

Thank you so much for copyediting Brampton Walk of Fame, it's very much appreciated! -- Zanimum (talk) 21:20, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

What can I say except for "You're welcome"? :D --Sp33dyphil ©© 05:12, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

First Transjordan attack on Amman (1918)[edit]

Hi, Thanks very much for the Barnstar - much appreciated. I must be going nuts because I thought I left you a message thanking you for your work copyediting this article, yesterday. It was certainly my intention - anyway Thank you very much. All the best --Rskp (talk) 22:14, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

The clarification you requested has been deleted after adding a couple of subsections and rewriting that terrible sentence. If you have any problems with this, please let me know. All the best --Rskp (talk) 00:40, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:List of scientists opposing the mainstream scientific assessment of global warming[edit]

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RE: interview :)[edit]

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Barnstar?[edit]

Hi! I think you might have accidentally given a barnstar to the wrong person, as I did not contribute to Weiquan movement (unless I did it in my sleep!). Heh :) Theleftorium (talk) 16:52, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! :D Theleftorium (talk) 09:09, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for the barnstar[edit]

Thank you very much for the barnstar, Sp33dyphil! Happy editing--L1A1 FAL (talk) 00:24, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

How to mark an article with the "working" tag so another copy editor doesn't step on my changes?[edit]

Hi, Phil. Someone just told me about the Copy Editors' Guild and I saw your name. Still reading the instructions for copy editors but would rather get to copy-editing. :^) — Preceding unsigned comment added by CousinJohn (talkcontribs) 21:58, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

You place {{GOCEinuse|date=November 2011}} at the top of the page. --Sp33dyphil ©© 00:03, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Re: A tool for you![edit]

Hi, and thanks for the duplicate-links tool script. I noticed that, unlike the page-size tool, the duplicate links remain after you click the toolbox link again. Now I can't get page sizes any more on article sections by clicking "Page size" in section-edit-preview mode, and am unable to delete the duplicate-links script from my .js page to see if one may be interfering with the other. The same problem exists in Firefox and Chrome, so I don't think it's a browser thing. Is it working okay for you? All the best,--Miniapolis (talk) 03:25, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

The page size tool does work in preview mode, whether you're using duplicate-links tool or not. BTW, why would you want to use the page size tool in edit mode? --Sp33dyphil ©© 03:32, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
The only way to get the word count for a section (sometimes only a section is tagged for copyediting, not a whole article) is to go into edit mode, click on "Preview" and then on "Page size". That worked for me until recently.--Miniapolis (talk) 03:44, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
Strange, it works perfectly for me for each section in edit mode, and I use Chrome. How come you can't remove the Duplinks script? Have you tried bypassing the browser's cache? --Sp33dyphil ©© 05:24, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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For your hard work on MilHist, DYK and elsewhere. :D

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Barnstar[edit]

Thank you for the appreciation :) Fintan264 (talk) 11:36, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for the copyediting in Tute, and the barnstar for King Creole!--GDuwenTell me! 15:59, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Interesting. Thanks Designate (talk) 17:40, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

HMS Hermes (95) ACR[edit]

I changed my vote to support & I think you can promote it now to A. Thanks! Kirk (talk) 17:26, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

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Great, awesome! Thanks for telling me about this. I will be directing any enquries at you. --Sp33dyphil ©© 04:47, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Editor review[edit]

I've completed my editor review here. SwisterTwister talk 04:50, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your reviews of my edits. If you're not being frank already, you can say whatever you like about my edits, because I'd like to be a good contributor to Wikipedia. Please tell me all that you'd like to see me do, so I can "extend my horizon" and make myself a more complete Wikipedian (don't worry about ArbCom, I'm not eligible). Once again, thanks for the reviews. Cheers! --Sp33dyphil ©© 04:58, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

A cupcake for you![edit]

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Comparison of A330-200F and 767-300F[edit]

If the aircraft are being offered as comparable, the sales figures of both aircraft are relevant in that the reader has a better understanding of which equipment type is utilized more often.Hans100 (talk) 07:49, 16 November 2011 (UTC)Hans100

I see. Sorry for my temporary not-up-to-scratch judgment. --Sp33dyphil ©© 07:51, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

copy editing of the Sonora article[edit]

Bless you for going over the Sonora article! Im great at researching and expanding articles, but with big ones like these, I have to shamefully admit that I dont proofread my own work well. Mexican state articles are very important, so feel free to check some others I have done such as Jalisco, Colima, Chiapas, Morelos, Veracruz and Puebla.Thelmadatter (talk) 19:43, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Input requested[edit]

WT:New editor feedback#Proposed office hours. Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 21:32, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Configuration Menu Language[edit]

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Lex and Terry[edit]

So I see you improved on what I wrote in this article. I appreciate any help, and I'm looking for people to fix up the article again. I know there needs to be a section on the radio show's content, but the best source seems to be an article written in 1997, and I put what's there under "history". Some of that is probably valid information for a content section. And some of what's in that source is ... not exactly G-rated. I didn't even want to touch it even though I know Wikipedia is not censored.GeorgeFather (talkcontribs) 17:40, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Future of the US Education Program and the Ambassador Project[edit]

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Barnstar[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar last week. As you suggest, I'll try to look out for opportunities to recognize deserving editors and give out a barnstar once in a while. Take care, Moisejp (talk) 06:47, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

I've addressed the tags you added. Thanks for the copyedit! HurricaneFan25 14:39, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

No worries, if you think I do a good job at copyediting, you should consider telling me when you'd like any article to be copyedited. --Sp33dyphil ©© 23:13, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors November 2011 backlog elimination drive update
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors November 2011 Backlog elimination drive! Here's the mid-drive newsletter.

Participation: We have had 46 people sign up for this drive so far, and 28 have copy edited at least one article. If you have signed up but have not yet copy edited any articles, please consider doing so. Every bit helps! If you haven't joined, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: We are making great progress in our goal of clearing out the oldest articles (April, May, and June 2010) from the queue. There are 122 articles left in those categories, which compares very favorably with the 281 that were present at the close of the September drive. We have reduced the 2010 backlog by 184 articles so far.

Coordinator elections: The term of our second tranche of coordinators will be running out at the end of the year, and we will be accepting nominations for new coordinators early in December. The election will likely run in the last two weeks of December. Please consider helping out by nominating yourself or someone else in the Guild as one of our coordinators. The commitment is for a six-month term. Thanks.

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Sonora editing work[edit]

Thanks for your efforts on this article!!!! I did some work with disambiguation and citation but to be honest, some I couldnt do (likes names of fish or what kind of paddleboats...)Thelmadatter (talk) 02:04, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

No problems. That article took a loooong time to copy edit because of the sheer size of it :S . I thought I haven't done enough, but you seem to be very happy with it. If you have any other articles that you'd like me to copy edit, please tell me. Cheers! --Sp33dyphil ©©
I dont get the tag you just added to Sonora. My source doesnt say why they people are on the border like that, but my experience as a former AZ resident tells me most of them are there because either a) they dont have the money to get back home further south or b) are working on a way to try and cross the border again along with c) they just decided to stay because there are factories and stuff in that area. However, that's all sheer speculation as there hasn´t really been any study of the issue. All that is known is that they are there. Anyway.... my larger articles are usually the ones that need major copy edit. Because of the size and effort, the Spanish of my sources screws up my (native) English! Which has caused Manus to tag them as "machine translated" (happened twice! the first time with Oaxaca, long since fixed, mostly by Dr. Blofeld, and the second time with Sonora :D). My goal is to get all thirty one states in shape, at least content-wise as I figure that is the most useful thing I can do since I can read Spanish and live in Mexico. If youre looking for some I know could use work... Chiapas and Colima come to mind (especially Chiapas as its so much better known). Right now Im working on a Mexican art article, which shamefully does not exist in either English OR Spanish. Im no expert in the topic and its a slow go. That one will definitely need a going over, especially from an outsider's POV to make sure the content is complete and adequately explained. Ill let you know when it is up.Thelmadatter (talk) 08:40, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Trouted[edit]

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You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something silly.

You have been trouted for: touchiness

keep up the content work[edit]

Sorry, I had to slap you at your editor feedback and at Mallman's page.

I really meant what I said about you being one of the BEST new editors. Contributing content (info out of books) on high view topics is the most important thing at Wiki.

I meant the criticism as well. When someone gives you help, you should not mouth off to them. I know you are touchy about your age and don't like getting reprimanded. So, please don't take it too hard. But criticism stands.

I hope you will keep learning how to write better. Dig in and do some work. (Have you finished the Tony exercises yet?)

P.s. A330 is a damned good article GA++!  ;~)

P.s.s. I promised not to IP edit anymore...but I saw your note and just wanted to reach out in a positive manner.

P.s.s.s. Didn't leave cause of you. Or FA. Different concerns.

P.s.s.s.s. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oy, Oy, Oy! (visited once and backpacked the east coast. Amazing land. Noosa, Byron Bay, etc. etc. etc.)

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Thanks[edit]

Ta for the barnstar - another one to add to my modest collection. Hope you enjoyed the trio of articles. Yours, BencherliteTalk 07:50, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Re: Barnstar[edit]

Thank you for that! :) Oz talk 10:47, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Re:Barnstar[edit]

Thanks a lot :) —Commander (Ping me) 14:21, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Analysis on quality[edit]

One slide on the Aviation Master Plan in chapter on Some high importance efforts. Just notifying you.

PowerPoint: Wikipedia's poor treatment of its most important articles

69.255.27.249 (talk) 17:33, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Wow, that's really interesting. Thank you for notifying me. Regards --Sp33dyphil ©© 23:38, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
FYI, I randomly spoke on your behalf here. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 18:25, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Hi. My name is Jivesh. On Wikipedia, I devote most of my time editing Beyonce-relate articles. Actually, I need the help of someone urgently. Do you copy-edit articles? If yes, are you good at converting quotes into original prose? Please reply quickest possible. Thanks in advance. Jivesh 1205 (talk) 12:11, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

I can copyedit, and I think it shouldn't be that hard to convert quotes into prose. --Sp33dyphil ©© 21:18, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
Sorry for late replay. I was not here since the last three days. Thanks for replying. The article is "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". Well, there is not much to copy-edit but i still want you to have a look. Hmm, the following sections:
  • Composition
  • Critical reception
  • Music video
  • Live performances
  • Cultural impact

Jivesh 1205 (talk) 13:36, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

I will have a look at in tomorrow. --Sp33dyphil ©© 05:28, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. Jivesh 1205 (talk) 14:24, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
When will you start? The FAC might get closed if you take too long. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 04:40, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
You should've told me it was at FAC, in which case I'm afraid I can't provide you with the support you might be expected. I will help out at the article, but to give the article its best chance, please ask for support elsewhere. --Sp33dyphil ©© 04:53, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
Lol, you know... I am tired of asking. People just find flaws but they are not ready to help. I trust you. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 04:56, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
If you insist, then I'll try my best. Ask others for help as well. --Sp33dyphil ©© 05:59, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thanks for the barnstar for my GA contributions! Meet you at the down town Sports bar for some classic Guiness! :P — Legolas (talk2me) 03:43, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Appreciation acknowledged. Please acknowledge others' works as well. --Sp33dyphil ©© 04:16, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thank you for the barnstar! I appreciate it! :) Status {talkcontribs 02:52, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Talk:Bidi Bidi Bom Bom[edit]

I responded :-) Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 17:52, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

E751[edit]

Hi! I know it's not right to bypass the GOCE queue to get an article copyedited - I normally go there before any GAN, but this one seems to have slipped my attention in that respect - and review comments posted at Talk:European route E751/GA1 include problematic prose. The reviewer has already copyedited the article, but could you please take a look too?--Tomobe03 (talk) 23:03, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Please make a request at Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Requests so I can claim it for my word count. --Sp33dyphil ©© 07:13, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Done. Thanks for volunteering.--Tomobe03 (talk) 09:24, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the copyedit. I have tried to address two out of three clarification templates in the article, but I not sure what you meant by the remaining one in there. Could you please explain that, so that I may take care of that one as well?--Tomobe03 (talk) 11:47, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
OK, the article doesn't start off with "The European route E751, or E751", but later in the article I see "The E751". Could you please make the article consistent? Thanks --Sp33dyphil ©© 23:36, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
I'm afraid I don't see what's there to fix. The article now starts with "The European route E751, or E751" and all subsequent references to the route are "the E751" - what am I missing?--Tomobe03 (talk) 23:58, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
It's all about consistency. The reader may probably ask why "European route E751" is not preceeded by the while "E751" does. Am I being unreasonable? --Sp33dyphil ©© 04:38, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Usage share of operating systems[edit]

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The Signpost: 28 November 2011[edit]

Barnstar for you[edit]

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Small question[edit]

Hello Speedyphil. I have a little question: how do you set an image as the background on your userpage? I would like to set my background to an A330 image. Thanks —»εϻαdιν ΤαΙk Ͼδητrιβμτιoης 16:52, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

This may be a bit complicated. You have to paste the following at the top of the page...

<div style="position: relative; height: 1%;">
 <div style="position: relative; margin: 0 -1em; padding: 0; background-color: transparent; border: 1px none #ddd; height: 1%;">
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    </div>

... and the following at the bottom.

 </div>
   </span></div>
  </div>
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</div>

<div style="margin: 1em -1em 0;">
 <div style="width: 995px; margin: 0 auto;">
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Change the width pixels and image to suit your needs. --Sp33dyphil ©© 07:54, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the recommendation. Check out my user page now, it has been completely overhauled. Tell me what you think about it and give me any recommendations if needed. →εϻαdιν ΤαΙk Ͼδητrιβμτιoης 16:16, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
Meh, take a look at my very first user page and my current one. Such a difference. I must thank you for your help. →εϻαdιν ΤαΙk Ͼδητrιβμτιoης 16:44, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Feedback Dashboard upgrade[edit]

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Copyediting request[edit]

Could you copyedit User:Hurricanefan25/Sandbox 1 — to be specific, the lede, "Statistics and background" section, "Climatology" section, and "Landfalls" section? Thanks! HurricaneFan25 18:33, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Moved it to the mainspace. Feel free to continue copyediting it now — let me know when you will start copyediting again. :) HurricaneFan25 17:55, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Invitation to the December Wikification Drive[edit]

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Some barnstar for you![edit]

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Requesting Peer Review[edit]

Hi ! Could you review Acharya Institute of Technology ? I want it to get GA status. Regards, Sourav Mohanty (talk) 12:52, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

In addition to that, could you please copy-edit this article ? Thanks, Sourav Mohanty (talk) 12:56, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Where can I find the good article barnstar? Regards, SunCreator (talk) 22:45, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Hmm, I can't find it, although I swear it exists. Oh well, it looks like I'll have to create a new barnstar. --Sp33dyphil ©© 01:29, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

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Thank you![edit]

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Thank you for the barnstar. Soerfm (talk) 09:04, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

No problems. Is this supposed to be a barnstar? --Sp33dyphil ©© 09:34, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

My Heartfelt Thanks[edit]

Thank you very much for helping me. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 09:11, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Sure. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 09:58, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
I did not know about that. Thanks. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 10:33, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
You may leave a note to the recent commentators. I have fixed all their concerns. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 09:08, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for the barnstar[edit]

Hi! Thanks for the barnstar. Still, your copyedit really made the difference.--Tomobe03 (talk) 10:59, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Would you be interested in copyediting another future GA nom - the Port of Split?--Tomobe03 (talk) 12:39, 4 December 2011 (UTC)
If so, a check over Boletus bicolor would be useful as quite a bit of redundancy occurs in latter part of article. Regards, SunCreator (talk) 14:11, 4 December 2011 (UTC)
I'll have a look at them. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 21:23, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

I have a favour to ask you. "S&M (song)" is struggling at it's current FAC, and was wondering if you would be able to give it a c/e for me please? CalvinWatch n' Learn 15:14, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

My specialty isn't copyediting articles at FAC, but I'll give it a try. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 21:24, 4 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. CalvinWatch n' Learn 00:04, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks![edit]

I'm very grateful for your tipping me off to that bit of Reflink code. I'm going to get started on fixing those linkrots like nobody's business! I, Jethrobot drop me a line (note: not a bot!) 21:40, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

No problems. Have fun! --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 04:35, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Main page appearance: McDonnell XF-85 Goblin[edit]

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A McDonnell XF-85 Goblin at the National Museum of the US Air Force

The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin was an American prototype fighter aircraft conceived during World War II by McDonnell Aircraft. It was intended to be carried in and deployed from the bomb bay of the giant Convair B-36 bomber as a parasite fighter. The XF-85's intended role was to defend bombers from hostile interceptors, a need demonstrated during World War II. Two prototypes were constructed before the program was terminated. The XF-85 was a response to a United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) requirement for a fighter to be carried within the Northrop XB-35 and B-36, then under development. This was to address the limited range of existing interceptor aircraft compared to the greater range of new bomber designs. The XF-85 was a diminutive jet aircraft featuring a distinctive egg-shaped fuselage and a forked-tail stabilizer design. The prototypes were built and underwent testing and evaluation in 1948. Flight tests showed promise in the design, but the aircraft's performance was inferior to the jet fighters it would have been facing in combat, and there were difficulties in docking. The XF-85 was swiftly canceled, and the prototypes were thereafter relegated to museum exhibits. (more...)

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Please comment on Talk:Beatrice Rosen[edit]

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congrats on the TFA[edit]

Plane looks slick, there on front page! — Preceding unsigned comment added by TCO (talkcontribs)

Thank you! Can you go on IRC right now? --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 05:13, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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No problems. If you have any other articles that need to be copy-edited, don't be hesitant about asking. Thanks --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 04:30, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

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Wowza[edit]

168 in nine days? You weren't kidding when you said "obliterate the backlog". FTR, the one-month record is 475, which you're on pace to top, should you decide to no-life it through Christmas ;). Keep up the great work, Nolelover Talk·Contribs 16:45, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

I plan to take Christmas Day and New Year's Eve off, and wikify every other day at a rate of 30 articles per day. Hope you could do the same :) --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 21:16, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Congrats on wikifying all that stuff. :D

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors November 2011 backlog elimination drive report
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Born This Way[edit]

I just want to thank you for you copy-edit. LOL, hope you didn't think that I forgot about it. :) —DAP388 (talk) 18:54, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

No worries. I hope you're happy with it :) --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 23:52, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Southern Baptist Convention[edit]

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Merry Christmas![edit]

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Stable version[edit]

As you are listed as one of the main editors of McDonnell_XF-85_Goblin, I wanted to let you know about a new template that was added to the talk page. The stable version template is used to mark a stable version of the article, as a measure that combats edit rot, the deterioration of formerly good articles after they stop being supported, and is as well an option for people to access a version of the page that is less likely to be plagued by vandalism and other problems. Feel free to check it out on the template page. This does not change how the article itself is viewed or edited, and as the article evolves and things change, the stable version may of course be updated by simply replacing the permanent link in the template (it is stable, but not fixed). Congratulations on making the front page! Falconusp t c 19:08, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for informing me about this development -- I was previously unaware of it. So far, it sounds really good. is this template being added to every GA/FA at the moment? Thanks --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 22:11, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
No, it is not; I've added it to a couple dozen, but so far I think that only about three editors have been involved with it. I'm glad you like the sound of it though! Falconusp t c 22:27, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
Edit: Also, it's not only for featured and good articles; in theory it's for any "stable" article - we have at least one on a C-class. Falconusp t c 22:27, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
With over 3,000,000 articles on en.wiki, I don't think it'll be easy rolling out the template. Again, thanks for informing me. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 22:29, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Thanks for the new barnstar. I am also accepting Tigers on my user page.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 05:28, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Thx for the new barnstar for me, too. Take care! Moisejp (talk) 01:42, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar wording[edit]

I was wondering if you might want to update the wording in your Good Article barnstar link: instead of "give some a pat on the back", either "give someone" or "give somebody". Just a thought! You're so great to give them to people who've worked hard on a good article. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:06, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Damn it! I thought I've changed the wording. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 00:00, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Your gold plated typewriter has arrived[edit]

"Leaderboard Award—5k articles—1st Place", "Leaderboard Award—Word Count—1st Place" and "Leaderboard Award—Number of articles—1st Place" from Diannaa 465492180

3d Wing[edit]

Not done yet with it yet. Information is coming from 3rd Wing History PDF at JB Elmendorf-Richardson Still want to expand the Cold War and Vietnam War sections. Will include the <refs> Bwmoll3 (talk) 04:21, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

OK, please keep doing what you're doing :) --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 04:22, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Wikification[edit]

Hi! I took a look at the wikification and I think I might contribute. I'll probably have some time available in a couple of days, when I plan to tackle some of these.

I am very happy with your copyedits because of the cleanup tags which you insert in addition to "regular" copyediting - thanks for those. Please do not feel obliged to copyedit because of wikification - I'm glad to contribute anyway. Still, if you have time and will to copyedit, I'll be very grateful because your contributions to articles you copyedited earlier on were very helpful!--Tomobe03 (talk) 14:22, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the praise, but I've yet to reach my best at copyediting because I've only started copyediting last month. I'm still learning the tricks and trades of copyediting by looking at what others actions and learn from them. So, if you don't mind, I might still be making some mistakes on your articles. BTW, you might need to convert the "Transport facilities" section of Port of Split from dot points into prose. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 22:38, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
You might be right on the bulleted list - but since a similar solution passed GAR with the Port of Rijeka, I'm tempted to leave this as it is too... until a GA reviewer possibly objects to that.--Tomobe03 (talk) 22:52, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
I tried to wikify Novi Vinodolski article. Since I have not done this before, could you take a look at it and see if I did it as it should be? (diff) Thanks!--Tomobe03 (talk) 21:39, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
It's slightly difficult to analyse your edits, but as far as I can tell, you've done a good job wikifying your first article. Just have a tab of WP:WIKIFY, which has all the instructions, open, so you don't forget what you're asked to do. Since you're new to wikification, I recommend you use CatScan to search for small unwikified articles. If you need help with it, just ask me. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 00:23, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
I started wikifying Croatia–Hungary relations now - and this one was quite a different story. The original text was copied verbatim from a published scientific article summary! I thought it the best to replace the whole thing.--Tomobe03 (talk) 00:49, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
Wow, that's a really great effort! Although it is expected that you report the copy-paste violation, you have taken the matters into your own hands. Bravo! Anyway, as I said above, I think you should work on smaller articles first; I'll show you how if you log onto http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikipedia-en under a random nickname, and ping me. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 00:56, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 12 December 2011[edit]

A Proposal[edit]

Here is a proposal I wrote up, discussing the future of WP History. If you have time, could you check this out and possibly provide feedback? DCItalk 00:37, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

{{copypaste}} tags[edit]

Where you find a source and the copyvio is obvious you may wish to consider tagging for G12 speedy rather than tagging as a copypaste. This would be particularly useful because, at the moment, due to a broken bot copypaste tagged articles are not being listed at WP:CP and so are often going overlooked. I'm trying to clear some of the backlog and have converted a few of your copypaste tags to G12s. Dpmuk (talk) 02:38, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

I'd tagged articles with G12, with there were some people who simply removed the tag and removed the violated text. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 03:14, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Do you...[edit]

... think the FAC will pass? Jivesh1205 (Talk) 05:51, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Yes, I do. There are eight supports, and two opposes, one of which is not legitimate as demonstrated by your response. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 06:22, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

I still have hope. Thanks for everything you have done. You were just great. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 06:23, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
I didn't do much. BTW, I'd like to have a chat with you on IRC :) 06:36, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Sure but ... What is that? Jivesh1205 (Talk) 06:37, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikipedia-en, if you don't want to reveal to others your IP, make a stupid nickname and ping me in private. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 06:39, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Damn, I gtg. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 06:41, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Ping me whenever you are around. Take care. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 06:45, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Still there? Jivesh1205 (Talk) 10:48, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes; I quit IRC because you seemed inactive at the time. I'll log on. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 10:52, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
I'm on; ping me privately by pressing on my name on the right column and click "query". --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 10:57, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
I'm there. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 11:01, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Tomorrow. Right now, i have work. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 11:44, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Can you wait ten minutes? Please wait. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 05:37, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
Busy right now. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 07:51, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Virgin Australia fleet[edit]

Hello Speedyphil, I'd like you to leave a comment at [4]. We have two separate articles for V Australia (now Virgin Australia International) and Virgin Australia. Their website states that the V Australia 777-300ER is now operating for Virgin Australia. Would you help clarify this? Thanks. →εϻαdιν ΤαΙk Ͼδητrιβμτιoης 11:43, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

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Yet another copyediting request[edit]

User:Hurricanefan25/Sandbox 3 — If you have the time to give this a thorough copyedit, please do! I plan to send this one to DYK, GA, and later PR and go for FA sometime in the future. Thanks! HurricaneFan25 — 16:11, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

I'll have a look. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 22:05, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
'kay. HurricaneFan25 — 22:21, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 19 December 2011[edit]

GOCE newsletter[edit]

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My Sincere Wishes For This Festive Season[edit]

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I won't continue to spam up your talk with giant red-and-green christmas templates, so I'll pile on here instead and say thanks for your work with WWF, good luck with the GOCE election, best to you and yours, and enjoy all the eggnog you can find (hey, its only on the shelves for what, a month out of the year?). Merry Christmas! Nolelover Talk·Contribs 16:30, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
Lol. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 16:34, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

"The Barnstar of Diligence" from Wilhelmina Will 467045124

Well, I think my three main resolutions, Wikipedia-wise, for 2012 will be: 1. Continue to help the improvement of the encyclopedia, both in the content and in the behind-the-scenes, any-which-way I can think of. 2. Improve my play in this year's Wikicup, from last year. And 3. Become a much better wikifier and copyeditor, then see about becoming more prolific in each! Mind you, now that I've told you this, you've got to hold me accountable, especially on that third one! ;) Cheers! Wilhelmina Will (talk) 08:56, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Moving forward w/plans[edit]

I have began a restructuring of WikiProject History's Review Department, which I have come to realize, after discussions and feedback, will be the most active part of any W.P. History reincarnation. I'll be unavailable until January 1st, due to the holiday season, but should be around quite a bit after that. DCItalk 01:10, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

While you're away, have a very happy and safe festive season! --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 02:03, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

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GA barnstar[edit]

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My Heartfelt Thanks[edit]

I express you my heartfelt thanks. ""Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" has passed. I am very happy. Your feedback and kind words helped me considerably. Thanks again. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 11:16, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

Merry Christmas for 2011[edit]

Sp33dyphil,

Would like to say "Merry Christmas" for 2011! Hope you have a wonderful day and have good memories with family and friends. Adamdaley (talk) 00:31, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

Season's tidings![edit]

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Hello[edit]

Season's greetings![edit]

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Thanks for your help this year, have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. --JetBlast (talk) 09:02, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

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Merry Christmas[edit]

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Merry Xmas[edit]

Pick-a-season greetings[edit]

I know I've been stepping on your toes lately; no offense intended, and I'll make it up to you. If we can develop a working FAC request process at WP:GOCE, I'd like to be involved in that ... if not, fine. Thanks for all your work for Milhist and the Guild. - Dank (push to talk) 22:10, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you mean, but I think you're referring to the AV-8B FAC, in which case I am not offended at all because I understand the problems associated with the article. There's no need for the apology since it's a pleasure and privilege to be working with you. As for the FAC process, I'm happy to help with whatever I can, although not during the next few days since I'm scaling back my editing (Wikipedia is killing me!). --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 22:23, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
BTW, could you please fail the stalled MilHist ACR for the AV-8B? Thanks
Sure thing, I've closed it. Glad to work with you too, enjoy your holidays. - Dank (push to talk) 00:25, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Happy holidays[edit]

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Best wishes for joy and happiness. Hope you have a great one! Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 00:23, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Talk:Tyler Lockett/GA1[edit]

Please review Talk:Tyler Lockett/GA1. I believe I have addressed all your concerns.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 06:21, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Hmm[edit]

Yes. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 08:29, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXIX, November 2011[edit]

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The Signpost: 26 December 2011[edit]

Thx[edit]

Thanks :) Rcej (Robert)talk 04:35, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Request[edit]

Thanks for checklinks on Hollywood Walk of Fame, but Reflinks might have been a better choice, since it can, in some cases, automatically find archive resources. --Lexein (talk) 04:42, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for telling me, I wasn't aware of it. Can you show me where this feature is? Thanks --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 04:44, 29 December 2011 (UTC)
I forgot that Checklinks offers easy Wayback Machine and WebCitation lookup as well. But Reflinks is here, for what it's worth. --Lexein (talk) 05:28, 29 December 2011 (UTC)
I thought so, and never mind Reflinks, I've got my script. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 05:38, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks![edit]

Thank you for the barnstar earlier! Hurricane Angel Saki (talk) 07:14, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

No probs; please be aware that there are many people who work without getting much recognition. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 07:36, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

GOCE template issue... maybe[edit]

I could be wrong, but based on User talk:Crisco 1492, I think there may be an issue with template:GOCEtb. I was scrolling down the page and noticed that you seemed to have placed this template on his page out of chronological order, because it was dated for today but up with November's posts. So I checked the history and you're not in it for today. I check the template again, thinking I'm missing something, and notice both your post and mine (each using this template) have the same time stamp.

It's gotta be one of three things: 1) A bug in the template, 2) A bug in my browser, 3) A bug in my brain. Can you check and see if it's rendering the same for you? Thanks, Zoë Alkaia 05:49, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Okay, I figured out the problem. The template code includes template:Currentdate, so every time a page the template is posted to is loaded or purged, it updates with the current date and time. I'm not sure if I can fix it; templates have never been my thing. Zoë Alkaia 05:57, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

I'm not sure what part of the template on Crisco 1492's talk page you're referring to. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 06:47, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
Compare the time stamps on this one by you to the one on this one by me. Zoë Alkaia 07:10, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
Oh no I see the problem. In any case, I don't think it's such a big deal; if there are any problems, please tell me. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 07:16, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thank you for your kind Barnstar Award. Much appreciated!Orsoni (talk) 06:40, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

No worries. Please remember to do the same thing to those who deserve to be acknowledged. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 06:46, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2012 WikiCup[edit]

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A class medal nomination[edit]

Hi Phil, Thanks for closing the Air raids on Japan ACR and nominating me for the A class medal. I should note however that I'm up for the A-Class medal with Oak Leaves as this would be the sixth time I've received this award (see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Military history/Awards/ACR/Archive 2#Nick-D). Regards, and happy new year, Nick-D (talk) 07:20, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Corrected; sorry for the mistake, and have a wonderful and productive new year. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 07:23, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

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A Reward for a great wikifier[edit]

The WikiLink Barnstar from Assassin's Creed. 468917876

I did what I had to do -- minimise the backlog. But since pretty much nobody wikified during the middle of the month, the magic number 19,000 wasn't reached. Nevertheless, we both did what we could, and that's the thing that counts. Thank you for the barnstar --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 22:02, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Yes We did our job, and I think we'll reach the magic number 19,000 in the next drive. Thanks again.--Assassin'S Creed (talk) 18:59, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

The gender of ships[edit]

Hey - noticed the comments on the GAN for Tula. Ships are indeed normally she...except for Russian and German ships. The Russian/Soviet and German languages have their ships being masculine - they refer to them as "he". - The Bushranger One ping only 22:12, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I wasn't aware of that. But after having looked at Bismarck class battleship and some Googling, I might have to ask you to produce a reference. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 22:38, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for butting in but the German articles for the Bismarck and Tirpitz both use die in the lead sentence, die is feminine, der is masculine and das is neutral (noting that we should not use WP articles as a reference). I speak German fairly well and can look in to it further if you like. Nimbus (Cumulus nimbus floats by) 01:57, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
I'd have to do some digging to find a reference - this is one of those things that "I've always known it, never bothered looking it up" - pretty sure I first learned it from Clancy (Red October of course, hardly a RS. ;) ) Can't recall where I saw the Germans using it but as a ship nut it stuck in my brain. I'll look around and see if I can find anything. - The Bushranger One ping only 02:25, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
I'm not changing it yet until Bushranger can produce a ref about Russian ships. @The Bushranger you seem to have a passion with Clancy novels, like me! @Numbus are you aware of MoS convention about the naming of Russian submarines and ships? I'm not sure whether to use "Tula (K-114)" or "K-114 Tula". --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 02:33, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
Know nothing about Russian language but the Germans seem to use feminine, same as we do. Nimbus (Cumulus nimbus floats by) 02:58, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
OK then, since this is En.wikipedia, looks like I'll be sticking with she. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 03:02, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
Exactly.Nimbus (Cumulus nimbus floats by) 03:04, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
LOL, I thought Bushranger wanted me to use she in Russian and German ship articles on En.wikipedia, until I read his opening comment again. :P --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 03:06, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
Best to use feminine until RS'd otherwise - most non-Russian sources will use "she" anyway, and I doubt Captain Raimus will be popping up to yell at us about it. =P And yeah, Clancy's novels are good - up through Without Remorse, anyway. Rainbow Six was OK, but from The Bear and the Dragon onwards, the less said the better. (And the less said about the movie version of Sum of All Fears the better - Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan? What were they smoking?!) - The Bushranger One ping only 03:41, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── The Hunt for Red October is the best; all the others are alright. I'm reading Patriot Games ATM. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 03:44, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
Agreed - both with regards to the book, and the movie. Wish they'd made a movie of Cardinal though. - The Bushranger One ping only 03:48, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

GOCE 2011 Year-End Report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2011 Year-End Report
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We have reached the end of the year, and what a year it has been! The Guild of Copy Editors was full of activity, and we achieved numerous important milestones in 2011. Read all about these in the Guild's 2011 Year-End Report.

Highlights
  • Membership grows to 764 editors, an increase of 261
  • Report on coordinators' elections
  • Around 1,000 articles removed through six Backlog elimination drives
  • Guild Plans for 2012
  • Requests page report
  • Sign up for the January 2012 Backlog elimination drive!


Get your copy of the Guild's 2011 Year-End Report here
On behalf of the Guild, we take this opportunity to wish you Season's Greetings and Happy New Year. We look forward to your support in 2012!
– Your 2011 Coordinators: Diannaa (lead), The Utahraptor, and Slon02 and SMasters (emeritus).

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Thanks for editing Jammin' Java[edit]

Thanks for the help. It's always great to get other people to look over and improve an article, so I really appreciate you for taking the time out to work on it. Evan-Amos (talk) 09:12, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

No problems; the article wasn't that big anyway. Have you considered joining the Guild yet? We need everyone's help in minimizing the backlog. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 09:14, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Coords talk page[edit]

Hi. Just wanted to point you to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Coordinators (apologies if you already knew of it). I've made a proposal there about archiving the requests pages. Cheers, --Stfg (talk) 11:24, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

GOCE request update (The IRS Tapes: Who'll Buy My Memories?)[edit]

Thanks for the copy-editing, it's way better now.--GDuwenTell me! 16:55, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

List of India Twenty20 International cricketers[edit]

Thanks for copy editing the article. Happy new year too :) Commander (Ping me) 16:56, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Can you help me out with the article. There is a problem with sorting. Commander (Ping me) 18:32, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
I don't think you can make the "Batting", "Bowling" and "Fielding" sortable since they span more than one column each. I've encountered similar problems with List of Boeing 777 operators, but it's been solved. The best thing I can think of is to move the rows "Batting", "Bowling" and "Fielding" to the top, so "Inn", "NO", etc are on the second row. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 02:55, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
No I'm able to sort that column. But it doesn't work properly. Check the fourth and fifth comment of User:The Rambling Man in the Peer review. Commander (Ping me) 08:47, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
I don't totally get what "Suggest you force the en-dashes to sort before 0's in all columns." meanss? Maybe Rambling Man wanted to you convert all the zeros to en-dashes? --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 09:42, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

2010 Nobel Peace Prize[edit]

Hi. I'm just tidying up the requests page a bit. Could you let me know the status of this request please? Cheers, Simon. --Stfg (talk) 17:45, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Russian submarines[edit]

I've answered at WP:SHIPS where the original request was made. Cheers Buckshot06 (talk) 02:50, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Russian submarine K-114 Tula[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 07:16, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Project collaboration[edit]

I may be interested. What Soviet/Russian sub articles did you have in mind?Федоров (talk) 04:17, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

I'm currently compiling a list of sources (both offline and online) about the K-141 Kursk, the K-18 Karelia, and a number of X-class submarine (notably Oscar and Typhoon). Recently I've created Russian submarine K-114 Tula, which, although there aren't many English sources, I plan to take to MilHist A-class status. Since you've a valuable relationship with the Soviet/Russian naval leadership, I'd like to know if they're willing to provide any info on the operational aspects on these boats -- there's hardly any extensive and reliable documentation on the submarine branch of the Russian Navy. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 04:27, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Just wanted to acknowledge your request Sp33dyphil. K-114 Tula looks fantastic as it is - it's a great article, but I will start hunting around for further sources. Search for Michael Holm, www.ww2.dk/new/vvs.htm (he's in Denmark). He has a whole site on the Soviet Armed Forces in English including histories of units. He appears to be working directly from original books published in Russia. His e-mail is on the site: would recommend you contact him. Buckshot06 (talk) 09:43, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for your rely. I've had a look at the site, but there doesn't seem to be much information about the Tula, only a brief mention of "K-114". However, as per your suggestion, I have sent Michael an email asking for assistance on the subject. To be honest, I don't think there's anymore reliable information Tula operations during 1991–2000, so I think that article won't be getting any bigger. If I was to nominate it for MilHist A-class status now, what is your thought on it? --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 09:59, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Could you verify the sentence "During 1987–1988, the boat conducted seven patrols, including five in the Arctic, 17 combat duties, and firing of twelve missiles"? In the ref, it says, "In the period from 1987 to 1998, "Tula" performed 7 fighting services, including 5 in the high Arctic, 17 combat duty, 12 rockets fired from an underwater position. Passed 134,856 running miles and 77,245 of them in a submerged position." Now, compare that to the Google Translated version of ru:Тула (подводная лодка). Thanks --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 10:04, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
I'd invite you to check out http://www.ww2.dk/new/rvsn/Sources.htm. If Michael has access to all those books on the RSVN, think about the books that must be available in Russian on the Soviet Navy. Give him time though - he's quite slow to respond. Try also a Google Scholar search in Russian on the boat's name. Also check Eastview Press. As for A-class now, go ahead: it's completely A-Class standard. For the verification of the text, go to User:Ezhiki - my Russian is limited. Please tell him you came at my request, ask him to help, and tell him you're not worried about translation of exact technical terms; his military Russian/English translation knowledge is not full US/NATO standard. Have you e-mailed Pavel Podvig? Buckshot06 (talk) 10:09, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
I've had a quick look at the top results from Google Scholar, but all the information are already in the article. I'm afraid that, with much information, the article will fail, at MilHist ACR, on 1) comprehensiveness due to a lack of information, and 2) the reliability of current sources (WikiMapia and Deepstorm.ru). Do you have any suggestion on what I should do to address the latter? There simply isn't much choice. I've requested assistance from user Федоров, who has a relation with the Soviet and Russian Navies. I doubt if they'll disclose any operational data of their submarines, unlike the more liberal US Navy. All in all, Russian submarine K-114 Tula has just ran aground (hahaha), and I don't think nobody could help her. Kursk all over again ... --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 10:30, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
If you think it might fail a review, don't run it through one. Have a quiet word to a couple of the senior coordinators and ask them about what they think of Deepstorm.ru. Wikimapia indeed is out. However, short articles (like USS Kentucky (BB-66) have gone through FAC before; you should not fail on comprehensiveness; this is a Russian subject after all. Let me have a think also. Cheers Buckshot06 (talk) 10:42, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I see, "comprehensive" means all notable and available is included in the article -- if it doesn't exist, there's no need to piss in my pants over it. Cool --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 10:48, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
You haven't mentioned the grounding in the article as far as I can see. Am I missing something or are you planning to add that? Buckshot06 (talk) 11:10, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion converted to PROD: Longest concert by a solo artist[edit]

Hello Sp33dyphil. I am just letting you know that I have converted the speedy deletion tag that you placed on Longest concert by a solo artist to a proposed deletion tag, because I do not believe CSD applies to the page in question. Thank you. Bryce (talk | contribs) 06:32, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Yep, I see -- WP:NOTCSD; thanks for that --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 06:45, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

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Translation of Russian text[edit]

It is a fairly accurate translation, although somewhat abridged compared to the original (but only the secondary details have been abridged). Do you need me to translate the whole sentence, or is this confirmation enough for your purposes?—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); January 4, 2012; 14:30 (UTC)

Please translate the whole sentence, particularly "7 боевых служб" and "17 боевых дежурств" -- I ran them through Google but I can't distinguish "seven military service" from "17 combat duty". Could you also check whether that Russian paragraph, which has existed from 27 June 2007, was a translation from http://wikimapia.org/20830035/K-114-Tula-Delta-IV-Class-Submarine-SSBN, or vice versa. Thanks --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 22:05, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Here's the translation:
During 1987–1998, Tula conducted 7 combat duty operations, including 5 in the high-latitude regions of the Arctics, as well as 17 combat alert missions and 12 underwater missile-firing exercises. 134856 miles were traversed, 77245 of which were in a submerged state.
Also please note that Buckshot was right when he said that I am in no way a specialist in military terminology, but the above translation should be pretty close to the original meaning (and if anything sounds especially awkward, let me know, I can probably come up with an alternative term).
Regarding the Wikimapia passage, it seems indeed to be an attempt at the literal translation of the Russian text, so I would say that the Russian text was written first, especially considering that the text in Russian is well-written, while the passage on Wikimapia is horrible. However, I suspect the Russian passage in ru-wiki was lifted from some other Russian-language source (perhaps verbatim) without attribution, but that's just a hunch.
By the by, Wikimapia really shouldn't be used as a source for anything anyway, since it is just a wiki.
Does this answer your questions?—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); January 5, 2012; 15:25 (UTC)
Thanks for your detailed answer. I was really tight on sources, so I used WikiMapia. If I was to remove it, I really don't know what other source to use. Once again, thanks for your contribution; I don't know where to go from here. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 22:10, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Film December 2011 Newsletter[edit]

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Thanks[edit]

Thanks for welcoming me on the Military History Project! Greetings, JCAla (talk) 09:04, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Hey no problems. It's one of my roles as a MilHist Coordinator anyway. If you have any problems regarding the WikiProject, please ping me. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 09:09, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/American Airlines Flight 1572[edit]

Didn't mean to vote delete instead of keep? Your reasoning is for deleting this article,- William 00:01, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

copyedit of Second Transjordan[edit]

Hi, just noticed you are doing this copyedit but it was copyedited in November after being requested on 22.10.11 and a second copyedit of this article was not requested by me.

I think it may be a mix up because a copy edit of the First Transjordan attack on Amman (1918) was requested on 17.10.11 but has not been done. Would you be able to do the First Transjordan instead? --Rskp (talk) 01:28, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

I think I was the copyeditor of First Transjordan attack on Amman (1918). And are you sure Second Transjordan attack on Shunet Nimrin and Es Salt (1918) had been copyedited? --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 01:29, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
Regarding 1st Transjordan, sorry, my mistake; another foolproof method failure! :) But regarding the 2nd Transjordan it was my understanding the work of Elinruby between 29 November and 2 December was a copyedit.--Rskp (talk) 04:17, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
I'll look into it anyway, but can you at least remove it from the GOCE request page? --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 04:55, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
If Elinruby was a copyeditor and did a copyedit, wouldn't Elinruby have already done that?--Rskp (talk) 01:42, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
OK, if you're happy with it, then you can revert my edits. Good luck with the GA. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 01:47, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
Still a bit confused. I did wonder at the time, if Elinruby was in the copyeditors' guild. I haven't looked at your work, but suspect it may be superior to Elinruby's. If you don't mind, I would prefer for you to continue, as I would like the article to be as good as it can be.--Rskp (talk) 02:07, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
No way is my copyedit superior, I'm only a beginner! I'm not sure what your take is, but I can't compete with an adult! Yeah sure, I can have a look at it, but don't expect anything from me. If you're not satisfied with my work, you can always revert it, because 1) as I said, I have no expertise in copy-editing, but nobody started out as experts, and 2) I don't have a lot of background knowledge of the subject. It's your call --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 02:12, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

OK. I've just had a look at the work you have done and clearly the article will be improved if you were to continue. Don't worry, the subject is not at all well known, but I have hopes.--Rskp (talk) 02:33, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Critical inventory[edit]

I can't believe it, but someone actually came after you prodded the article Critical inventory and put it up for an AfD. I wish I could yell at this user more... Funnyfarmofdoom (talk to me) 01:40, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, I don't know what got into that editor's mind. However, we (and yourself as well, since you didn't object the PROD) both think that it's violated WP:OR, it doesn't really matter what steps had been taken, as long as a reasonable conclusion is reached. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 02:35, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
The reason I noticed it was because I was going to prod2 it ;) Funnyfarmofdoom (talk to me) 02:41, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
Oh oh oh, I thought you were the article's creator, silly me! This guy should be spanked and be sent to the naughty corner. I'm participating in the AfD now. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 02:45, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier[edit]

Hi you may have noticed that the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier has passed a GA review. Belated thanks for your assistance with the copy edit. Jim Sweeney (talk) 11:01, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

No no no no, I must give credit where credit is due -- you're the one who deserves all the credit. I only played a minor role in its GA promotion. Thank you for your effort, and I hope you can bring this article to FA. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 11:08, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Copy-edit of Molde FK[edit]

Hi there, and thank you for your copy-edit of Molde FK. I just have a couple of questions regarding your edits:

  • "Its home matches are played at Aker Stadion, which has a maximum capacity now is 11,800 attendants." is a mistake right? I can't that sentance to make any sense.
  • Done Yes check.svg Done
  • You added a "lead to short" tag on the article, do you have any suggestions for what info I could add to the lead now that you've read the whole article?

Again, thank you and have a nice day. Mentoz86 (talk) 15:53, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

  • The club's history hasn't been summarised. How successful was the club? Any notable period? --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 21:49, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Elected period[edit]

Hi

I couldn't think of a better way to phrase that, sorry :¬) I thought the GOCE coordinator roles were for a six month period rather than a year? Chaosdruid (talk) 22:25, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Yeah that's right, as per WP:GOCE/COORD. Why did you ask? --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 22:27, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
The thanks message you sent to me and at least one other voter :¬) "During the next 12 months, I will be looking forward to your input on how I can perform my role ..." Chaosdruid (talk) 23:03, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
All right, back then I thought it was 12 months :P --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 23:08, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
Cool, I wasn't sure if you realised, so thought it best I ask - I don't see any reason why you shouldn't be successful in June either though ;¬) Chaosdruid (talk) 23:32, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Bloody Knife[edit]

Thank you very much for starting the copy editing on the article. I didn't think anyone would get around to that for at least another month. Be sure to contact me when you think it's ready to be renominated for GA status again. RG (talk) 01:29, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

I haven't finished with it. I like to copy-edit, then take a break, and come back during the next few days to finish it off. It helps if you have a "strategic distance" when you copy-edit, so you can spot mistakes easily. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 01:39, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

NPP[edit]

Just to let you know, I blanked the contents of that ChildNudity crap that you just CSD tagged. Thought it was appropriate pending deletion. Basalisk inspect damageberate 05:38, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. The creator should be reported. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 05:40, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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DYK for Russian submarine K-84 Ekaterinburg[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

I found a ref, but ...[edit]

See here re ref, etc. Needs a bit of re-wording  ;P Pesky (talkstalk!) 06:12, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

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Justin Bieber[edit]

i m an bieber fan & i think he is the cutest boy in the world. How can anyone hate him? udo u love him? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 116.202.164.110 (talk) 12:18, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Are you going to have a go for me then?[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:CBethanH/Association_of_Applied_Biologists

) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.177.171.163 (talk) 14:18, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
Sure, I'll give it a thorough shake up. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 21:49, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks!!! To me it seems perfect now but what would you recommend in terms of editors? Is this 'passable' now do you think? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.177.171.163 (talk) 09:32, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Not yet; the refs need to be filled in; some of the standalone sentences need to be merged under a common theme. Please read WP:MOS first before completing the article. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 09:55, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

I've had another go - what do you think? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.177.171.163 (talk) 12:32, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

It's getting close. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 22:06, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

what else can i do? — Preceding unsigned comment added by CBethanH (talkcontribs) 22:40, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

I'm giving it another look. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 22:42, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

I can't tell you how excited I am for it to be right!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by CBethanH (talkcontribs) 22:48, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Take it easy. There are paragraphs that haven't been referenced. Please make sure that there is no copyright violation in the article. Oh by the way, please sign your posts. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 22:52, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

thanks. Any recommendations? CBethanH (talk) 22:56, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

OK, here is a preliminary list of everything I'd like you to do, and it includes requests from above.
  • Check that there are is no copy-right violation.
  • When done, please wikify, or link, words that are relevant in the article. The first paragraph of "History" might be a good place to start.
  • Add references to everything.
  • Convert the aim section from quote to prose.
  • How come there's a separate section for "Notable presidents since 1904"? I suggest merging it with the table

Great one, thanks for your guidance CBethanH (talk) 23:08, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

I'm scared to ask. But please can you have another look? CBethanH (talk) 10:38, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

It's good now. Before you nom it for DYK, please expand the lead appropriately. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 10:59, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

I don't actually know what to do next. how to i request/nominate ot for DYK. I really appreciate your help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by CBethanH (talkcontribs) 11:31, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Template talk:Did you know. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 11:32, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Your userpage[edit]

...is awesome. How did you get that design? HurricaneFan25 00:53, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

[5]. It's not copyrighted, since it's just a bunch of formatting, not an artwork. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 00:58, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
Could you take a look at Cyclone Rewa? Another user is currently copy-editing the article, but would it be possible for you to make the prose "consistent"? Thanks, HurricaneFan25 18:59, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
As in changing it to Australian English ;) HurricaneFan25 22:17, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
There isn't much difference between Australian and British English, except for a drop in sophistication in normal talking and several different words. But, the latter do not apply to meteorology, so I wouldn't/can't change anything in the article to suit your perceived need. I would've thought meteorological words constitute their own language, so I'd be more worried about ensuring such words, instead of Aus Eng, are present in the article. By the way, the article is great -- hope to see a star on it Face-smile.svg --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 22:26, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
It's all Jason Rees (talk · contribs)' work ;) HurricaneFan25 22:35, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the copyedit - you may get your wish soon of a star on it.Jason Rees (talk) 16:49, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
Oh don't mention it, it was nothing. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 00:57, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Vilyam Genrikhovich Fisher[edit]

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Thank you for assessing the Vilyam Genrikhovich Fisher article for "B class". I would like to add it to the list of assessments for the following: GAN and "Did You Know" assessments. Helping me work out these would be appreciated. Once again thank you. Adamdaley (talk) 06:07, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

For DYK, go to Template talk:Did you know. I'll be here if you need any assistance. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 06:42, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Milhist FA, A-Class and Peer Reviews Oct-Dec 2011[edit]

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SS-18 / R-36 (Russian ICBM) entry.[edit]

In that article it mentions the Peacekeeper as being the largest US ICBM. This is incorrect. The Titan II has that title. The Titan I, II, and Atlas were all larger and heavier than Peacekeeper. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.195.225.210 (talk) 04:53, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Reverted edit[edit]

I properly cited the reason for removing the content in the edit description. The section of the article is in no way controversial and doesn't warrant a talk page discussion. 24.52.248.111 (talk) 06:11, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Since I cannot verify the paragraph, why should I believe what I say is true? --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 06:33, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

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Fisher Article (GAN)[edit]

Sp33dyphil,

I have left some comments/replies to some of your changes in your review. I apologise if I am blunt with one or two of them. Adamdaley (talk) 22:13, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Article done for GAN Assessment. Adamdaley (talk) 10:58, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

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Dont Deatle[edit]

No, that was me[edit]

Trying out the place, trying to be helpful.--Wehwalt (talk) 00:09, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

I hope you will call IRC home, because I'd love to talk to you about the intricacies of composing well-written articles. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 00:11, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
I intend to spend more time helping people, though certainly not giving up writing. I welcome your help in learning the ins and outs of the place.--Wehwalt (talk) 00:24, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Fisher Article: GAN Update[edit]

Sp33dyphil,

I have changed the things you have recommended. Please update the GAN Review for any addition improvements. Adamdaley (talk) 06:57, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

I don't know if your not interested in updating what is still wrong with the changes I made. Could you please reply, and update me on what is still wrong with the article please? It's frustrating not knowing what is wrong with it still. Adamdaley (talk) 08:49, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
Well, that's the whole point of my request for a second opinion. Look, I don't know what the rush is about, but I think you're being slightly unreasonable here. After all, there are GANs that haven't received any attention after more than four weeks? I ask that you be patient, as I'm do all I can. In the meantime, why don't you review another GAN? (BTW, have you requested a copy-edit for the article as per my request yet?) --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 12:19, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
No one else is interested. Adamdaley (talk) 12:30, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
That's why you review another person's GAN and request them to have a look at your article in return. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 12:33, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
hmmm. Adamdaley (talk) 13:10, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
You can assess the article now. Adamdaley (talk) 07:15, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

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For your work on T2[edit]

The WikiProject Film Award from IllaZilla. 472974172

Happy Australia Day! Thank you for contributing to Australian content![edit]

Australian Wikimedian Recognition (AWR) from LauraHale. 473257993

Awww thanks! You deserve some much praise yourself too! --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 01:59, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Quick question[edit]

Hey Sp33dy. You seem to be the go-to guy for the aviation project, and I was wondering if you think the article Valentich disappearance falls under the project's scope (it's essentially an aircraft disappearance/disaster). I'm thinking of polishing it up for GA and A-Class reviews in the future and I'd like to know if it belongs to a project with serious members, since sourcing is likely to be contentious and pretty out-there, and it's probably going to need stern assessing in light of that. And congrats on T2, by the way! Probably my third favourite 90s film with Robert Patrick playing a bad guy opposite a huge action star (that maybe doesn't say much). GRAPPLE X 06:33, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Yes, it should be included in the Project, as there are various documents about the crash itself, the mention of UFOs (although that's not technically aviation-related), and also, just because the flight didn't have any flight numbers doesn't translate to exclusion from the Project. In addition, the RAAF sent a plane to look for the wreck, plus the main subject was a pilot. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 06:42, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Ah, good. I'll stick the project banner on its talk page now. Thanks! GRAPPLE X 06:45, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
And, about the T2, it's about my favourite film ever (I think I already said this), as it combined the arguably hottest (in all senses of the word!) Hollywood star at the time, science fiction and spectacular special effects (and a memorable quote, maybe two) to create the most culturally-significant movie of all time. Geez, the franchise would still be kicking ass if Jim Cameron didn't leave it for Titanic and Avatar. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 06:48, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
I dunno, looking at Jim's output, every film he makes seems to be a notch worse than the last—The Terminator is quite perfect, Aliens is great, The Abyss was almost great (someone could probably edit out all of the alien nonsense and turn it into a genuinely good political thriller instead), and T2 is pretty good. Beyond that we've got three more films that really should just never have happened. (I don't know how Piranha 2 fits into this though). I think Ed Furlong and the slap-in-the-face retconning of the first film are what annoy me about T2 but I could gladly sit and watch it at a moment's notice and still enjoy it. GRAPPLE X 07:02, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
You don't like Eddie? Well, I think including a kid helped make the movie a hit -- I don't think it's a coincidence regarding the lack of under 18s in the other three Terminator films and the fact that they haven't received quite as much ratings as T2. No offense to Stan Winston and Industrial Light & Magic, their contribution was awesome, WITH A CAPITAL A! Anway, I've talked to Betty Logan and he/she thinks that the article can get to FA provided that some info from the books about the film to be included in the article. Looks like we've hit the Great Wall. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 07:10, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
I managed to find a rake of print sources for a neo-noir flop featuring half of the Miami Vice cast (currently at FAC), I'd be very surprised if there didn't exist similar material for a film as huge as T2. I've finished my uni course for the year so I'm going to be using the library there for my own purposes during the wikicup, I'll have a look to see if I can turn anything up next time I drop in. JSTOR's journal records might also turn something up—you felt the release information was scant, so maybe archives of Billboard would have information on home media or the like; and I can imagine the change in Hamilton's character from onlooker to badass has probably merited an article or two of feminist criticism. It's out there, no doubt, but finding it is the issue. GRAPPLE X 07:17, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
I'm currently busy with another article; the ref gathering depends on you now, whether you want to improve the article or win the WikiCup. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 09:19, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Also eurgh Furlong. Check out Animal Factory and American History X for more good films he goes out of his way to ruin. GRAPPLE X 07:18, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello again[edit]

Hi Phil. I'm just curious since you never wrote back to me and it's been a few weeks, did you finish your copyediting of the article I was working on? Just note that I'm not trying to rush you if you haven't finished with it and I'm very grateful for the work you've done so far on it. RG (talk) 04:16, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

I have finished the article; sorry for the lack of notification. I'm not sure why the reviewer failed to promote the article during its previous GAN, since the article looked great then. If you think the article could still be improved, please tell me so -- I'm a work in progress :) --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 05:29, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Good Article backlog elimination drive barnstar[edit]

The Invisible Barnstar from Astrocog. 473464355

Imperial triple crown jewels[edit]

Imperial Triple Crown Jewels from SMasters. 473611525

Oh thank you very much! --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 06:48, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Indian rupee[edit]

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Thank You...[edit]

Beyoncé - Pavilhão Atlântico.jpg *****************The Beyoncé Knowles WikiProject Thanks You*****************
I, Jivesh, thank you wholeheartedly for your comments on the FAC "Halo", which has now passed.

-> Jivesh1205 (Talk) 04:39, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

Hmm a bit later. I have vandalism to revert. See you soon. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 05:15, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
Lol. I do it everyday. Vandalism is something that will never stop on Beyonce's articles. :) Jivesh1205 (Talk)

Re:[edit]

"The Copyeditor's Barnstar" from Secret of success. 473806975

Thanks for the Barnstar, and please accept my apologies for not taking notice of this sooner. Best of luck and have a good day! X.One SOS 12:25, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

No no no, I wasn't meaning to ask you for an award when I gave you the GA Barnstar -- I was trying to say that you contributed greatly to the article's promotion to GA, and I felt partially relieved that somebody was able to compensate for my deficient, but improving, copy-editing skills. Now I should be the one apologizing. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 12:33, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
Of course I didn't mean that you asked for an accolade. I was referring to not taking notice of your copy-editing work to the article, as I wasn't very active at that time. Never mind, let's not push ourselves too much. Regards. X.One SOS 14:06, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

Jonathan Agnew at FAC[edit]

Hey Sp33dyphil, thanks for your comments at the Aggers FAC. I was hoping you'd be able to come back to see if we'd adequately addressed any concerns you had. All the best, The Rambling Man (talk) 14:57, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

Anzac Mounted Division[edit]

If you want your comment on Mil Hist to count towards supporting the move, you will have to add it here [6]. --Rskp (talk) 00:53, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Re:Ping[edit]

Give me 15 mins. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 10:52, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Where are you? Jivesh1205 (Talk) 09:01, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Carrie Graf[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:04, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiCup 2012 January newsletter[edit]

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WikiCup 2012 is off to a flying start. At the time of writing, we have 112 contestants; comparable to last year, but slightly fewer than 2010. Signups will remain open for another week, after which time they will be closed for this year. Our currrent far-away leader is Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions), due mostly to his work on a slew of good articles about The X-Files; there remain many such articles waiting to be reviewed at good article candidates. Second place is currently held by Minnesota Ruby2010 (submissions), whose points come mostly from good articles about television episodes, although good article reviews, did you knows and an article about a baroness round out the score. In third place is Mauritius Jivesh boodhun (submissions), who has scored 200 points for his work on a single featured article, as well as points for work on others, mostly in the area of pop music. In all, nine users have 100 or more points. However, at the other end of the scale, there are still dozens of participants who are yet to score. Please remember to update your submission pages promptly!

The 64 highest scoring participants will advance to round 2 in a month's time. There, they will be split into eight random groups of eight. The score needed to reach the next round is not at all clear; last year, 8 points guaranteed a place. The year before, 20.

A few participants and their work warrant a mention for achieving "firsts" in this competition.

  • Florida 12george1 (submissions) was the first to score, with his good article review of Illinois v. McArthur.
  • Florida 12george1 (submissions) was also the first to score points for an article, thanks to his work on Hurricane Debby (1982)- now a good article. Tropical storms have featured heavily in the Cup, and good articles currently have a relatively fast turnaround time for reviews.
  • Russia Sp33dyphil (submissions) was the first to score points for a did you know, with Russian submarine K-114 Tula. Military history is another subject which has seen a lot of Cup activity.
  • Russia Sp33dyphil (submissions) is also the first person to successfully claim bonus points. Terminator 2: Judgment Day is now a good article, and was eligible for bonus points because the subject was covered on more than 20 other Wikipedias at the start of the competition. It is fantastic to see bonus points being claimed so early!
  • Byzantine Empire Speciate (submissions) was the first to score points for an In the News entry, with Paedophryne amauensis. The lead image from the article was also used on the main page for a time, and it's certainly eye-catching!
  • Mauritius Jivesh boodhun (submissions) was the first to score points for a featured article, and is, at the moment, the only competitor to claim for one. The article, "Halo" (Beyoncé Knowles song), was also worth double points because of its wide coverage. While this is an article that Jivesh and others have worked on for some time, it is undeniable that he has put considerable work into it this year, pushing it over the edge.

We are yet to see any featured lists, featured topics or good topics, but this is unsurprising; firstly, the nomination processes with each of these can take some time, and, secondly, it can take a considerable amount of time to work content to this level. In a similar vein, we have seen only one featured article. The requirement that content must have been worked on this year to be eligible means that we did not expect to see these at the start of the competition. No points have been claimed for featured portals or pictures, but these are not content types which are often claimed; the former has never made a big impact on the WikiCup, while the latter has not done so since 2009's competition.

A quick rules clarification before the regular notices: If you are concerned that another user is claiming points inappropriately, please contact a judge to take a look at the article. Competitors policing one another can create a bad atmosphere, and may lead to inconsistencies and mistakes. Rest assured that we, the judges, are making an effort to check submissions, but it is possible that we will miss something. On a loosely related note: If you are concerned that your nomination, be it at good article candidates, a featured process or anywhere else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, 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 receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 00:18, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

T2 congrats[edit]

Congrats on the T2 GA. 85,000 people per month come to see it. 100 times the viewership of median GA.

Not an easy topic either, with the sourcing and the different aspects. Good job!!!

TCO (talk) 03:39, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the support. I've got problems getting it to FA though. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 03:41, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Haven't watched the processbut don't doubt it. Film articles are a ballbuster to get through FA (see the struggles of Texas Chain Saw Massacre). You really might be better off (for the readers and competitions) using your time to take another one to GA, vice that to FA.
Getting T3:ROTM to GA would be nice, but a rewrite and expansion would demand a lot of time, especially since school starts in 39 hours. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 03:47, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Also because it might involve having to sit through the bloody thing... :( GRAPPLE X 03:48, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, just one big chase, nothing else. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 03:50, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Hey-- I won't remove the PROD unless others agree it should be removed. I hope I'm not causing any trouble in my editing, some parts of wikipedia I know very well, some parts I'm still only semi-familiar with, but if you see me off track, just shout.

I've added another link to another incident covered by a source independent of the subject-- this time in 2012. I think this brings it up to speed but i'm not a big stub guy usually, so let me know if I'm still off. HectorMoffet (talk) 05:44, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

No, I still don't think the article should be kept as per WP:GNG, WP:BASIC and WP:EFFECT (I may be wrong though). But, I like how you go about improving articles, so please stick around. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 06:02, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

In one hour[edit]

... Way too early here. I still have to brush my teeth etc. :P Jivesh1205 (Talk) 04:42, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

GOCE barnstar[edit]

"The Working Man's Barnstar" from Diannaa 474525862

premature?[edit]

I guess not. The article/list looks well-constructed and you received three supports for your work. Some articles seem to fast-track during the review process and some procrastinate until they turn green. MisterBee1966 (talk) 08:14, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

I can do it for you. MisterBee1966 (talk) 08:40, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
Well done! Congrats MisterBee1966 (talk) 09:18, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Re: Copyright[edit]

We're allowed to use sources when creating images. As long as the work was produced essentially de novo, there isn't a problem. If you look at academic textbooks, you'll often find that works are produced "after Suchandsuch". If you find new evidence, make sure to notify Commons as well. Regards, Papa Lima Whiskey 2 (talk) 08:55, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

I'm not sure if there's been any confirmation that the picture was de novo, and as images are much harder to work with images than text, I've decided to strike my support for the FPC. I've left a message on the author's talk page though. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 09:17, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
Well, you should read my comment there, because it turns out the information you've been looking for can be found. Papa Lima Whiskey 2 (talk) 09:24, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
As a music publisher, I'm always interested when I see the word "copyright" pop up. I've done my best to track both of your comments/conversations on this subject. While I am not a judge of this particular diagram or its purported source (I was not able to locate Modern Battlefield Warplanes pages 218-219 to read online without purchase), I will say that--for Wikipedia purposes--relying on practices observed in academic textbooks simply falls short of the mark when it comes to adherence to U.S. Copyright Law. Human nature chooses to rely on that which proves its point and disregard that which refutes it. Thus we have U.S. Copyright law as our arbiter. Every day the extent of copyright violations in this world becomes greater exponentially. Simply saying something is compliant with current statutes because it is following the example of something else which exists in "published" format is less than a weak argument. In determining if something is a totally "de novo" work, or, if it is in fact a derivative of a copyright protected work, when there is a reasonable perception that the work is an unauthorized derivative, then I would not expect someone to support its inclusion on Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons.Gordios (talk) 09:43, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, lemme hire an interpreter; your level of English is too high for me. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 10:32, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
My interpreter (who I don't want to disclose) would like you to get to the point. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 10:38, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
To add context, the relevant images [7] [8]. I believe there's enough disparity between the two images for the Commons file to be treated as an original work. After all, there's bound to be similarities between designs of the same plane. —Dark 11:07, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Congrats[edit]

On the promotion on the submarines. Drop me a line please when you nom for FL and I will look in!--Wehwalt (talk) 09:09, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

RE:Can you confirm...[edit]

Confirm what? This image i draw myself, i basis on the book that i written in description, but is not a copy. Sorry by my awful english.--Altoing (talk) 09:53, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

  • No, i am not use "Modern Battlefield Warplanes" (and can't find in internet free version of this book, to see what kind of sheme in here). If you mean sheme like this [9] (have weapons and looks like original version had colors), i am not use this, it's VERY inaccurate whith serious errors.--Altoing (talk) 10:36, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

"The Military history A-Class medal" from EyeSerene 474765006

Online Ambassador, Spring 2012[edit]

Hi, Philip! As you probably know, the Wikipedia Education Program has instilled a new set of standards that courses must meet to officially join the program for the semester. As you can see, one of the requirements is that at least one ambassador or professor is a Wikipedian, as this should give students more access to helpful information about contributing to Wikipedia and creating good content. You are listed on the Online Ambassador page; are you still interested in remaining active this semester? Some of these classes will have to remove themselves from the program should they fail to meet these standards, but we would like to ensure that new students are receiving proper support during the editing process. Please let me know if you are still interested in mentoring these students this semester and/or visit the Online Ambassador talk page to select a course that still needs an Online Ambassador. Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by JMathewson (WMF) (talkcontribs) 01:01, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Nom[edit]

I'll look in in a day or two. I need to familiarize myself with FL criteria.--Wehwalt (talk) 07:48, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Thank you very much. Recently I am not very active on en-wiki, because I have some job on pl-wiki (e.g. Billy Graham, Amiatinus). I will return in April or May. Leszek Jańczuk (talk) 09:19, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Don't forget![edit]

Don't forget User:WWB Too, we were working together on the Cracker Barrel article, I didn't do all of it myself. In fact, he did most of the article content writing, I did most of the formatting and other things. SilverserenC 16:25, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for the barnstar I saw on my talk page today. It's always nice to get a little recognition for the work I do here, and it's very much appreciated. Giants2008 (Talk) 16:38, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

--Hodgdon's secret garden (talk) 09:27, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Cheers![edit]

You're too kind! RandomArticles||Talk 12:56, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Liner[edit]

hello,

do you mean [10]? There are several sources at the bottom, including reliable sources like Lenta.ru or NG.ru. Regards.--♫GoP♫TCN 12:15, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Total BS[edit]

Many thanks for the Barnstar—it's very much appreciated! Cheers - SchroCat (^@) 14:04, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

GOCE Drive Wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors January 2012 backlog elimination drive
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors January 2012 Backlog elimination drive! Here is your end-of-drive wrap-up newsletter.

Participation

45 people signed up for this drive this time; of these, 35 participated. This is similar to the number of editors who helped out in November. Thanks to all who participated! Barnstars will be distributed in the near future.

Progress report

Recent drives have been focusing on the oldest three months in the backlog. During this drive we were successful in eliminating our target months—July, August, and September 2010—from the queue, and there are less than 300 articles remaining from 2010. End-of-drive results and barnstar information can be found here.

When working on the backlog, please keep in mind that there are options other than copy editing available; some articles may be candidates for deletion, or may not be suitable for copy editing at this time for other reasons. The {{GOCEreviewed}} tag can be placed on any article you find to be totally uneditable, and you can nominate for deletion any that you discover to be copyright violations or completely unintelligible. If you need help deciding what to do, please contact any of the coordinators.

Thank you for participating in the January 2012 drive! All contributions are appreciated. Our next copy edit drive will be in March.

Your drive coordinators – The Utahraptor talk, S Masters (talk), Diannaa (Talk), Stfg (Talk), Sp33dyphil (talk), and Dank (talk)

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DYK for Russian submarine B-585 Saint Petersburg[edit]

Orlady (talk) 08:57, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Svengali[edit]

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DYK for USNS Montford Point[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 13:55, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Re:Since you promoted a DYK of mine, do you know...[edit]

Yep, I've had a couple of lists featured on DYK. Most recently List of Queens Park Rangers F.C. seasons, and before that List of Scotland national football team hat-tricks, U.S. state dog breeds and List of Best in Show winners of Crufts. However I did have one turned down, which was List of San Marino national football team results. The reason for that failure was because the reviewer decided that the prose portion of it mirrored information already available on other articles and therefore wasn't "new" to fulfill the DYK requirements. I think that's the key point, is that you need to make sure that the prose is unique (or from a unique angle compared to the other articles). Miyagawa (talk) 08:52, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Thank you! Prioryman (talk) 08:58, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Happy Valentine's Day![edit]

Happy Valentine's Day! Wilhelmina Will (talk) 10:36, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Help needed with mailing list[edit]

Hi, Sp33dyphil. I have recently done some work consolidating our mailing list into a central location to facilitate using EdwardsBot for the mail-out of our newsletters. I was wondering if you have time to help update the list by removing any inactive editors? What I was thinking is that anyone who has not edited in a year or longer should be removed from the mailing list. Could you help out by checking the editors from User:Dtgriffith through User:Levalley and removing any inactive editors from the list? Any duplicates can also be removed. If you don't have time please let me know and I will reassign that block. Thanks in advance, -- Dianna (talk) 14:00, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi, Sp33dyphil. I C U R both doing lots of things and "wikibonked" :) Would you like me to do this one? I could start in about 12 hours from the time of this message. Best, --Stfg (talk) 22:26, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
I have started this and got down to the end of the letter F. -- Dianna (talk) 06:42, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
OK, I will finish. --Stfg (talk) 12:24, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. --Stfg (talk) 14:39, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of R-29RMU2 Liner[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of R-29RMU2 Liner at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that 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! The Bushranger One ping only 21:33, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

re:Barnstar[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar you gave me a few days ago. YE Pacific Hurricane 22:53, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

February Melbourne Meetup[edit]

Hi All. Just letting you know that we have another meetup planned for Melbourne, on Sunday, 26th February at 11am. More details can be found at the meetup page. Pizza will be provided. Look forward to seeing all of you there :-) SteveBot (talk) 23:25, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Ref script[edit]

Unless I'm missing something about this edit, your script appears to be malfunctioning. Kuru (talk) 12:33, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

I don't know what happened, but I suspect that was only a one-off. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 22:02, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Drive launch instructions[edit]

Hi, Sp33dyphil. I have prepared some instructions for coordinators to use to launch the copy edit drives and placed it at the bottom of the drive main page. Please read it over when you have time and let me know if there are any questions or if any of the instructions are not clear. This action was prompted by the absence of The Utahraptor, who has not edited since the beginning of February. I am going to try to contact him by email as I am starting to get concerned. --Dianna (talk) 05:03, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you very much for the invitation to the Military History WikiProject. I'm pretty busy working on a couple of papers right now, but I should be able to make some good contributions in the future. --JonathonSimister (talk) 22:18, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Did you know help: Australian women water polo players[edit]

Hey! :D Do you remember how I did the Canberra Capitals and took every player on the current squad to WP:DYK? I'm drafting articles about the current Australia women's national water polo team 2012 Summer Olympics squad on my user space. I'm hoping to take these articles to WP:DYK in a week or two. (Trying to get pictures for the articles first.) If you could help improve the article drafts in my user space in preparation for eventually moving them to the main space, that would be fantastic. The articles I'm working on are:

At length
At length - Existing article merge
Not at length

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Require merging DYK check elsewhere

They are all properly cited. They need help fixing the grammar, the flow, the organisation and possibly with information box info. If you can help improve them in my user space before they are eventually moved over and nominated, I would be happy to help give you credit on the DYK nomination. :) --LauraHale (talk) 02:39, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

The Utahraptor has resigned[edit]

Hi Sp33dyphil,

I have been notified by The Utahraptor that he has resigned as Lead coordinator of the Guild due to pressing real-life concerns. I have opened a discussion thread at Coordinators talk page to decide what to do next. Thanks. -- Dianna (talk) 05:41, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

DYK review[edit]

Hi, I replied to your review and question several days ago. Would you please reply so the review process can move forward? Nothing can happen until you or someone else replies to what I've written so that it's clear what the next step is to be. Thank you. Marrante (talk) 22:27, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi, there's a question to you at this DYK nom. If you can answer it, then the article can proceed to the next step. Thank you. Marrante (talk) 20:58, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

page review[edit]

hi

can you please review a page called: sakib

thanks :) --Historyfeelings - talk 06:45, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

There seems to be suspicious paragraphs of text that are unwikified. Make sure they're full of copyvio first before I go ahead with the full review. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 09:37, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

GOCE March copy edit drive[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXI, February 2012[edit]

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Thank you[edit]

Thank you for the barnstar. In case of Turhan Bey promotion to GA level User:Cplakidas did most of the job so I am glad that you did not forget him. All the best.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 07:52, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Molde FK lead[edit]

Hi there.

In response to your copy-edit of Molde FK and the converse we had about it in January, I have now expanded the lead of Molde FK. Would be thrilled if you could take a look at the new lead. Thank you, in advance. Mentoz86 (talk) 15:25, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

I will have a look at it during the next week. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 01:21, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Re:List of Sturgeon class submarines[edit]

I've moved List of Sturgeon class submarines's DYK nomination back to the listing so you can put the image up there now. Miyagawa (talk) 22:41, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

DYK rules require that any image included in a DYK nomination has to also be included in the article itself. As the image added to that nomination is not in the article, I've had to put a hold on the nomination until either the image is added to the article or removed from the nomination. Sorry about that, but the rules are quite specific with regard to images. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:43, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Hello Sp33dyphil. Thanks a lot for the barnstar, it is much appreciated (and a great motivation to carry on editing!) - Dumelow (talk) 07:33, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

"The Original Barnstar" from Pine 478739326

Thank you so much. Obviously I wasn't expecting it :) It helped get me up during my psychological slump. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 09:48, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Russian submarine St Petersburg[edit]

Take a look at the Leningrad Naval Base article, and remember that article is old-ish, so the submarine may have been resubordinated from the under-construction and repair brigade it was assigned to. Cheers Buckshot06 (talk) 13:29, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Quick question for you - what was the reason for creating List of Sturgeon class submarines instead of adding that wonderful table and peripherals to the original class article? Cheers Buckshot06 (talk) 22:58, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
Well, my reasoning behind the creation of the list is that, if the list was embedded in the article, then it would be undue as it would dominate the prose-deficient article. On the other hand, if the article was expanded to its maximum potential and the list was also included, then Sturgeon class submarine would be too long. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 01:07, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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You're too kind! Mercy :D --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 01:10, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

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DYK for Sophie Smith[edit]

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Just as an FYI...[edit]

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