User talk:Storye book

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MTV Unplugged (Thirty Seconds to Mars EP)[edit]

Hi Storye book! I saw that you recently reviewed the article MTV Unplugged (Thirty Seconds to Mars EP) for the DYK nomination. I was wondering if you would review it for the good article status. Thanks, --Earthh (talk) 21:31, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for asking me - much appreciated. However I only have one Good Article achievement myself, and I don't suppose that qualifies me as a GA reviewer. So I have simply done a copyedit on the article - it was basically fine except for one or two items (see my edit summary). It's unfortunate that the article involves a TV show and an EP with the same name, and both have to be in italics. That means I had to make the difference clear. Yes of course it's easy to work out which is which if you read it carefully, but at first glance it can be confusing. I hope that's OK. --Storye book (talk) 11:27, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) I',m pretty sure you don't have to have any particular qualification to do a GA review. Wikipedia:Reviewing good articles EEng (talk) 12:53, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the kind encouragement, EEng! However I don't feel ready for that, right now, especially as the DYK-backlog-clearing job is taking far longer and is far more intense than I had estimated. I am happy to contribute in small ways to GA article development if I am asked, though. --Storye book (talk) 12:58, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
I wasn't being kind. I just like to butt in and be a knowitall. EEng (talk) 13:37, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Haha, tough job, but someone has to do it. --Storye book (talk) 13:46, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
It brings tears to my eyes to know that at least someone appreciates the many sacrifices I make to bring knowitall-ness to Wikipedia. Thank you. I can die happy now. BTW I'll do Jack and Ed Biddle today -- there's a delay on Jean Berko Gleason but not too much longer. EEng (talk) 18:08, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
OK, no probs. --Storye book (talk) 18:25, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Skr15081997 is giving you this special award for maintaining high standards while reviewing DYK nominations which is much needed for building the best encyclopedia. Skr15081997 (talk) 12:33, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
Wow, thank you! --Storye book (talk) 12:44, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for George Lloyd (archaeologist)[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 10:05, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

My 50th DYK[edit]

Hi! Hope you're doing well. Since you asked me to let me know when my 50th DYK hit the main page, it happened yesterday. Also, thanks for the reviews you've done for my nominations. --Jakob (talk) 08:39, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Done. Congratulations! --Storye book (talk) 08:55, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

I have removed the other hooks, is it now ready? Sorry this is my first time. Bymedia (talk) 09:25, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
Re Template:Did you know nominations/Fire of Manisa. Replied on your talk page. --Storye book (talk) 09:37, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Re: DYK nomination of Gong Shi[edit]

Hi, thank you for notifying me about this. I am finding more information detailedly describing what happened and what means did the eunuchs adopt during this practice. It's 9:30 pm in China so I may get back to improve the content in about 1 day. :) Cheers, Kou Dou 13:31, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you!--Storye book (talk) 14:11, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Jean Berko Gleason[edit]

FYI it's going to take another few days on this. I received a lot of corrections to the research section which will take some work to integrate. Thanks for shepherding this. EEng (talk) 14:48, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Replied on your talkpage.--Storye book (talk) 15:14, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
I'll be wrapping this up this weekend. Listen, you may have noticed I'm on a bit of a hook-pull rampage, and I dinged a couple which you had approved. I hope you're not sore. I just never noticed until now how really hollow so many hooks are under their eggshell veneers. EEng (talk) 22:53, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
You do exhibit unusual calmness of spirit. EEng (talk) 11:52, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/1973 CECAFA Cup[edit]

I want to accept that one. But how I can? Other than editing template. Thanks a lot. OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 11:28, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

I replied on your talkpage. --Storye book (talk) 11:42, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Church of St Thomas, Thurstonland[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:32, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Normandy landing[edit]

Not to blow up the DYK nomination further: I don't know what 11/11 means, and if it's November, I guess the answer is no, at least I asked about August in May and the answer was "no, no more than six weeks in advance". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:11, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Replied on your talkpage.--Storye book (talk) 13:36, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

St John the Evangelist's Church, Kirkham[edit]

Hi! You may be interested to know that Hassocks5489 has found a 1907 online citation for the bells - see Ref 10. --Peter I. Vardy (talk) 13:34, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Just to say....[edit]

Thank you, Super DYK Avenger, you are my hero! Swoon. [inexplicably shows bounteous cleavage and legs as she's whisked away] Belle (talk) 12:57, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Replied on your userpage. --Storye book (talk) 13:35, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
ditto thanks Victuallers (talk) 15:00, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for G&S Opera Company[edit]

I fixed your concern here. Please let me know if you have further concerns. All the best! -- Ssilvers (talk) 18:11, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Thx. I replied on your userpage. -Storye book (talk) 10:25, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
I addressed your last two concerns. Can you promote now? -- Ssilvers (talk) 15:00, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Thx. Replied on nom template. --Storye book (talk) 15:12, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Fixed last comment. -- Ssilvers (talk) 15:18, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Done. --Storye book (talk) 15:38, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

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Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden[edit]

Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 17:19, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

You are welcome. --Storye book (talk) 17:25, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of User talk:Launchballer/archive/2014/401-500[edit]

A tag has been placed on User talk:Launchballer/archive/2014/401-500, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

Custom histmerge, could all revisions of User talk:Launchballer before this one be moved here please.

Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not meet basic Wikipedia criteria may be deleted at any time.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator, or if you have already done so, you can place a request here. Launchballer 09:07, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

That was sent to you by accident per my reply on my talk page; you can probably ignore it.--Launchballer 09:35, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
I replied on your talk page. It's cool. --Storye book (talk) 09:49, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK review[edit]

Hey Storye book! I visited your talk page to just say a huge thanks for reviewing my DYK nomination and for your patience in waiting. On the other side, I'm sorry that I did not responded immediately because of my busy school life. I hope you have a great day! FairyTailRocks 17:31, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page. --Storye book (talk) 17:43, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Felisa Vanoff[edit]

Hello. I fail to see how we can expect to have fully referenced articles, without what you call close paragraphing. But to be more constructive, why don't you try to improve the article? Bear in mind there was no article about all when I created it, even though she was a very prominent entertainer.Zigzig20s (talk) 17:46, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Replied on your talkpage. --Storye book (talk) 18:01, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Donating QPQs[edit]

Hi Super DYK Avenger. How does donating QPQs work? (I realise I'm probably not being my normal razor-edged-self here; probably low blood sugar or my refusal to let the Professor inject me with the Brain Enhancer serum this morning; OK, so it makes you super intelligent, but the giant pulsing brain look is so off trend) Belle (talk) 13:24, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

(watching) for me it worked like this: a friend was reminded that everything was fine with a nom but the missing qpq, I had no idea when he would see that, and did one for him, which was accepted, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:44, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
But that wasn't retroactive was it? I'm thinking I've done hundreds (probably tens but I like to talk myself up) of reviews without a single nomination. Can I donate one of those if I take pity on some drowning nominator, or would I have to do another review? (not that that would be a problem as I am a reviewing machine, sometimes I do as many as three in one day; count them, three; that's more than a camel can count on one hoof.) Belle (talk) 14:13, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks guys for your generous QPQ donations. @ Belle: I think the principle is that QPQ should help a little to rectify the awful backlog of DYK noms, i.e. it's there to make things better for DYK in general, and not there to hassle nominators who for whatever reason might find QPQ too difficult. Some nominators are clearly not ready. Some are struggling with English as a second language. Some don't have time or have disappeared. So that's my own motivation for donating. The only proviso is that donated QPQs should be found easily by admin when promoting the nom. If you think that admin won't find your donated QPQ, include a link to the template that you reviewed. No need to do a brand new extra one. Sorted. I do hesitate to donate sometimes, when I'm dying to shove the nom upstairs quickly to get rid of it, and the nominator is clearly capable of doing a QPQ but they have delayed, and might be offended if I do stuff for them. Nothing is clear-cut, really. --Storye book (talk) 14:55, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks, Storye book. I'll give them out sparingly (and patronisingly) Belle (talk) 01:08, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  • LOL, yes. You only get to win a few friends at this game. If you give selectively you're patronising or missing out the needy, and if you don't give at all you're mean, and if you give too much to too many you're undermining the system. But there are always some who are pleased or relieved to get a free QPQ, and they keep me going. --Storye book (talk) 06:30, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

The honorific Mushir-ul-Mulk[edit]

According to this source it means Advisor to the Kingdom. It comes up in numerous sources as the title of a Minister (foreign minister from context, particularly Persian). Yngvadottir (talk) 00:00, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, Yngvadottir - much appreciated. I have added the information to Template:Did you know nominations/J. Mohammed Imam. --Storye book (talk) 08:25, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

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Paige DYK[edit]

Hi Storye book, just like to update that FairyTailRocks did give a more detailed QPQ review, so Paige's DYK did run after all. Thanks for your patience and help during the review! :) starship.paint ~ regal 08:11, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

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