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Saint Lucia at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

I've started the good article review for Saint Lucia at the 2008 Summer Olympics. There don't appear to be many major issues with it, and it should pass relatively easily. If you make suggested changes and I don't pass it right away, it is because I am going out of town tomorrow. --LauraHale (talk) 00:30, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Talk:Netherlands Antilles at the 2008 Summer Olympics/GA1[edit]

I completed the review at Talk:Netherlands Antilles at the 2008 Summer Olympics/GA1. It should hopefully take no more than five to ten minutes to see and do what needs fixing. :) --LauraHale (talk) 03:34, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up! I'll look at it right away. :) --Starstriker7(Talk) 03:50, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the timely response. :) Both should now be GAs. :) --LauraHale (talk) 05:37, 27 November 2011 (UTC)


Your GA nomination of Saint Kitts and Nevis at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

The article Saint Kitts and Nevis at the 2008 Summer Olympics you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within seven days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Saint Kitts and Nevis at the 2008 Summer Olympics for things which need to be addressed. Puffin Let's talk! 17:47, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

New GA![edit]

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Congratulations! Saint Kitts and Nevis at the 2008 Summer Olympics that you nominated for GA status has passed! Please continue to make quality contributions to Wikipedia! Puffin Let's talk! 16:25, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Netherlands Antilles at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

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Crazy Chart Criticisms[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Thermodynamic_equilibrium#Equilibrium_Temperature.3F_.28of_planets._Copied_from_Kepler_11..29

Some of the criticisms at this talkpage are crazy. Do you know any actual scientists that can rebutt the nonsense. 24.79.40.48 (talk) 03:28, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Bolton Landing, NY[edit]

The Bolton Landing article should have some reference to sculptor David Smith, who lived and worked there.

Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Conscientia (talkcontribs) 07:32, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

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It is with grand appreciation that I award you this barnstar for completing Good Article reviews for the December 2011 Good Article Nomination backlog elimination drive Cheers, AstroCog (talk) 22:16, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

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Berlin, New Hampshire[edit]

Hello, I was looking on the Berlin, NH talk page and saw that you are the WikiProject something, something for that page. What do you mean by feedback? Just wondering --Russianamerican1 (talk) 21:52, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Town populations (New York)[edit]

I noticed that the 2010 population given for the town of Batavia (town), New York is much smaller than that given for the city of Batavia (city), New York, even though the city is located within the town. I assume this means that the town population is only those who are not within a city within the town. But I don't see this made explicit in the definition at Town, and it runs counter to my expectations, but then I'm from a part of the country (Washington state) where towns in this sense are non-existent or at most vestigial units. --Haruo (talk) 23:09, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

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DYK for Antigua and Barbuda at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

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Good Article Review: Vanuatu at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

Hello! My name is Dom497 and I have reviewed the Vanuatu at the 2008 Summer Olympics article that you nominated for GA status. Unfortunately, the article is just a tad away from GA status and I have left 2 suggestions on the review page for you to fix. Once the issues are fixed, I will pass the article. You have 7 days to fix the issues or else I will be forced to fail the article. The review page can be found here.--Dom497 (talk) 19:07, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

I tried fixing the reference problem but nothing seemed to work...weird! Anyway, I passed the article!--Dom497 (talk) 18:47, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Good Article Review: Bermuda at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

I have reviewed the Bermuda at the 2008 Summer Olympics article that you nominated for GA and unfortunately (again), I have put the article on hold for 7 days in order for improvements to be made. The review can be found here. If you have any questions please leave a message on my talk page.--Dom497 (talk) 00:43, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

I have passed the article.--Dom497 (talk) 19:20, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Good Article Review: Virgin Islands at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

I'm going to make this short and sweet. Find a few images, remove all the links to articles that don't exist and change the wording of a sentance that I have mentioned here. Once these issues are fixed, I will pass the article. (The article is on hold for 7 days)--Dom497 (talk) 20:45, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Please take a look at the review page as I have added another suggestion.--Dom497 (talk) 18:56, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Belize at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Antigua and Barbuda at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

Hi, I have reviewed Belize at the 2008 Summer Olympics and placed it on hold for up to seven days with one concern. You can see my review here: Talk:Belize at the 2008 Summer Olympics/GA1. Canadian Paul 16:06, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the burgers! One of the reasons I wish I still lived in California... anyhow, I'll check out the Belize article now, but I also did the review for Antigua and Barbuda at the 2008 Summer Olympics, so you can check that one out on the talk page as well. Canadian Paul 16:31, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
Just reviewed Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at the 2008 Summer Olympics. I'll recheck Antigua and Barbuda now. Canadian Paul 13:49, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
I've just passed Antigua and Barbuda. It seems like I also forgot to mention that I passed Belize as well, so well done and congratulations on both! Canadian Paul 14:11, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
I've now passed Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as well. Congratulations again. Canadian Paul 19:06, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Good Article Review: British Virgin Islands at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

I have reviewed the British Virgin Islands at the 2008 Summer Olympics article and have left a few comments on the review page that need to be addressed. The article will be on hold for 7 days. If you have any questions, feel free to post them on the review page or my talk page.--Dom497 (talk) 13:09, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

I have passed the article!--Dom497 (talk) 16:50, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

Good Article Review: Cayman Islands at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

I have reviewed the British Virgin Islands at the 2008 Summer Olympics article and have left a few comments on the review page that need to be addressed. The article will be on hold for 7 days. If you have any questions, feel free to post them on the review page or my talk page.--Dom497 (talk) 16:26, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Suriname at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

After thoroughly reviewing this article, I have decided to put it on hold Good article on hold at this time. For comments, please click here. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Rp0211 (talk2me) 22:56, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Good job on responding so quickly. I went ahead and passed Good article the article since all issues have been addressed. Keep up the good work! Rp0211 (talk2me) 23:01, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Re: Suriname at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

Hey, Starstriker7. Thanks for the support! Even though there is a competition with the good article backlog elimination drive going on, I want to assure you that I am looking to make sure that every article I review meets the good article criteria. Keep up the good work you are doing with the drive as well! Rp0211 (talk2me) 23:13, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

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GAN: Haiti at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

Hi again, I have reviewed the Haiti at the 2008 Summer Olympics that you nominated for GA status. I have put the article on hold for 7 days to allow one improvement to be made on the article. Please see the review page for more details.--Dom497 (talk) 14:39, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

I have left a comment on the review page--Dom497 (talk) 03:03, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

GAN: American Samoa at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

I have reviewed the American Samoa at the 2008 Summer Olympics that you nominated for GA status. I have put the article on hold for 7 days to allow one improvement to be made on the article. Please see the review page for more details.--Dom497 (talk) 21:39, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Section Heading Issues With Olympic Articles[edit]

Hi, another reviewer pointed this out for me telling that images should not be used in the section headings. I think it would be in your best interest to remove all images in the section headings. Just a heads up. MoS:Section headings --Dom497 (talk) 20:00, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

I actually had not been aware of that. Thanks for the info. --Starstriker7(Talk) 20:02, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
No problem! Do you mind just letting me know if the Olympic Wikiproject decided to the include the images when you find out?--Dom497 (talk) 20:21, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
I don't mind at all. When I find out, I'll drop you a line on your talk page. You've actually probably had enough experience reviewing these articles to knowledgeably comment on the discussion, should there be one on the topic. --Starstriker7(Talk) 20:26, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

your GAN Solomon Islands at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

Hi,

I've reviewed your nomination and left a few comments at Talk:Solomon Islands at the 2008 Summer Olympics/GA1 for you to address. Meanwhile it's on hold.

It's a nice little article. I enjoyed it.

Best wishes, MathewTownsend (talk) 14:29, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

your GAN Tonga at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

Hi,

I like reading about the participation of these little islands in the Olympics. I've reviewed your article and made a few comments at Talk:Tonga at the 2008 Summer Olympics/GA1 for you to address. Meanwhile, the article is on hold.

Best wishes, MathewTownsend (talk) 15:42, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

your GAN Barbados at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

Hi,

I'm reviewing it at Talk:Barbados at the 2008 Summer Olympics/GA1

Best wishes, MathewTownsend (talk) 21:54, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Braidwood, IL Wikipedia Article[edit]

Hello Starstriker7!

I believe you are the Wikipedia article creator for the Braidwood, IL Wikipedia article. Is is possible to create a small section about the public library here in town?

Just an idea and a quick question! Thanks for any response!

Sincerely,

Wem621asif (Wem621asif (talk) 22:41, 18 July 2012 (UTC))

Good Article Review: Puerto Rico at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

Hello! My name is Intoronto1125 and I have reviewed the Puerto Rico at the 2008 Summer Olympics article that you nominated for GA status. Unfortunately, the article is just a tad away from GA status and I have left 3 suggestions on the review page for you to fix. Once the issues are fixed, I will pass the article. You have 7 days to fix the issues or else I will be forced to fail the article. The review page can be found Talk:Puerto Rico at the 2008 Summer Olympics/GA1.-- Intoronto1125TalkContributions 23:36, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

RE: Jamaica at the 2008 Summer Olympics edit[edit]

Then you should have only partially reverted it. The background history is not needed on each article as there is an article about X in the Summer Olympics, we could "see also" that if need be.Lihaas (talk) 20:24, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

The edit in question doesnt deal with them at the 2008 Games (As in the NOC pages a the 2012 games). Can alwasy added to the generic pages instead of waiting for an expansionLihaas (talk) 22:56, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
But thats just it, in that case we dont have to add it to give easier access. Thats not the pt or WP. How about adding a {{see|[[Jamaica at the Summer Olimpics]]}} tag? Putting that in the background section should suffice for easy access, no?
BTW- perhaps we can work together on cleaning out the 02012 pages on monday onwads?Lihaas (talk) 01:15, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

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Drive Award[edit]

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Your recognition for 2 GA reviews at the last June-July GAN Review Round. Regards. — ΛΧΣ21 16:30, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

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Beckley West Virginia[edit]

Hey- I went to the article talk page and found your comment on saying anything about Beckley as a city. There is a category on the article which, I believe does not apply. Its Populated places established in 1838. In 1838, Beckley, was a piece of paper. I was not until some 10+ years later that the place had streets (mud paths) much less permanent settlers in the city proper. Should we have this category there?Coal town guy (talk) 13:39, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

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Bradshaw, McDowell County, West Virginia[edit]

Hey- I believe about 40% of the Bradshaw article was plaagiarism. I confirmed this by finding the site and it was a verbatim copy with zero ference. Additionally, telleng me that it was the "Jewel" of WV with majestic mountains and friendly people, not so encyclopedic.I removed the copied section. HOW this is a start class article, is beyond me. I have also stated the link of the copied material withion the talk page. Could you look at this and tell me HOW or WHY it is a start??? Many thanks, I respecially enjoy editing and creating WV articles.Coal town guy (talk) 13:44, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

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DYK RfC[edit]

  • As a listed GA participant, you are invited to contribute to a formal Request for Comment on the question of whether Good Articles should be eligible to appear in the Did You Know? slot in future. Please see the proposal on its subpage here, or on the main DYK talk page. To add the discussion to your watchlist, click this link. Thank you in advance. Gilderien Chat|Contributions02:46, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! A GAN Backlog Drive will begin in less than 4 days!

In past Backlog Drives, the goal was to reduce the backlog of Good article nominations. In the upcoming drive, another goal will be added - raising as much money as we can for the Wikimedia Foundation. How will this work? Well, its pretty simple. Any user interested in donating can submit a pledge at the Backlog Drive page (linked above). The pledge should mention the amount of money the user is willing to donate per review. For example, if a user pledges 5 cents per review and 100 nominations are reviewed, the total donation amount is $5.00.

At the time this message was sent out, two users have submitted pledges for a total of 8 cents per review. All pledges, no matter how much money, are greatly appreciated. Also, in no way is this saying you must make a pledge.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or leave a message on the Backlog Drive talk page. And remember, there are less than 4 days before the drive starts!--EdwardsBot (talk) 03:00, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! Just a friendly reminder that the GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on December 31, 2013!

If you know anyone outside of the WikiProject that may be interested, feel free to invite them to the drive!

If you have any questions or want to comment about something regarding the drive, post them here--EdwardsBot (talk) 23:55, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

--Dom497

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

GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive[edit]

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

Nomination for deletion of Template:HIP 13044[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:HIP 13044 has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. StringTheory11 (t • c) 00:29, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!

TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.

If you would be interested in participating in a Backlog Drive sometime before the end of this year, please notify TheQ Editor. Also, make sure to specify what month(s) work best for you.

At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.

As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

Sent by Dom497--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

GA Cup[edit]

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).

The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.

--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:29, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup
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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:04, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

To receive future GA Cup newsletter, please add your name to our mailing list.

Missing Wikipedians[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians. NickGibson3900 Talk 07:50, 21 September 2014 (UTC)