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London Irish[edit]

We have written an article to update the London Irish Amateur page. At the moment, the current article must be removed with urgency as it is full on inaccuracies. This is why we would like to change the article completely. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jshunter40 (talkcontribs) 11:00, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

Again, I apologise for doing that. I know how stupid it was

Im just asking for you to remove the UK flag from the Ireland national basketball team page and insted put up the Northern Ireland flag.

April 2008[edit]

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Well, Wikipedia isn't censored, but we kind of draw the line at anything uncited, non-notable and defamatory. Philip Trueman (talk) 15:26, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
There's no standard about where to reply to talk page messages. Some people like to keep everything together; some people like always to post on the addressee's talk page so they get a 'You have new messages' warning. Philip Trueman (talk) 15:59, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Your "addition" amounted to putting up different lyrics, ostensibly sung in derision by that team's opponents. Besides what Philip Trueman already pointed out, Wikipedia is not a blog and it's not a soapbox either. The songs and responses sung back and forth, between opposite fans, can be practically infinite. -The Gnome (talk) 21:46, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Red shirt security[edit]

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my grandad george hayward referee of british wrestling[edit]

hi there im writing to u to get some back ground on my grandad i was just wondering if there is anyone how remembers him his name is george hayward married to margret hayward and also my uncle was dedicated one of dig daddies god children but that is what my grandad said and now he has pasted i just want to find out about his days as a referee.thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nathanhayward (talkcontribs) 22:11, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Greensleeves[edit]

I would be grateful if you could stop exchanging the word Myth for Legend. This entire text (using Myth) was agreed a while back when discussing and rewriting the whole aspect of Henry VIII and Greensleeves. As I said in my note, a Myth is a popular belief. A legend is an unverified story (handed down from earlier times). In this instance the use of the word legend is inappropriate because a) there is no story to be verified (Henry clearly did not write Greensleeves) and b) there is no evidence that gives longevity to story of Henry VII and Greensleeves. In other words, it's not a legend - it's a myth. And a complete one, at that. David T Tokyo (talk) 10:24, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

(your quote) I'm sorry but Experts have said can't prove Henry VIII didn't write it and since Henry VIII is the only name they have as the composers name and its been known by most people for 500 years that Henry VIII wrote it which is longdetivity.
Please provide me with the necessary references / evidence that show that
a) Experts have said "can't prove Henry VIII didn't write it"
b) Any Experts who have said that Henry VIII is the only name they have as a composers name
c) The story that Henry VIII wrote Greensleeves is at least 500 years old.
There are existing references on the Greensleeves page that give a completely opposite story. Obviously if you are able to provide new information it will be an important development for the page. I look forward to receiving them. David T Tokyo (talk) 11:20, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Greensleaves edit war[edit]

A look at the edit history of Greensleaves shows that you both have made three reverts to the article. Either stop or you you may be blocked for violation of Wikipedia:Three-revert rule. Enter CambridgeBayWeather, waits for audience applause, not a sausage 19:48, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

As per this request I looked to see which word would be a better fit. After reading through both legend and mythology, I think, that of the two, "myth" appears to be the better fit. However, I don't have any reference works, nor does there appear to be anything that would be classified as reliable on Google, about Greensleaves to indicate or source either one. There is a reference at the end of that section and it may be able to clear it up. Having said that, I really don't think that either word fits properly. I think that the word "belief" would be more correct in the sentence. Enter CambridgeBayWeather, waits for audience applause, not a sausage 22:21, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
As both of you agreed I made the change. Thanks. Enter CambridgeBayWeather, waits for audience applause, not a sausage 14:19, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Treason Felony Act 1848[edit]

Thank you for pointing out that the infobox did not say what the status of the above Act was. I have put it right.James500 (talk) 11:20, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Medieval Total War[edit]

Hello, your recent edits to Medieval: Total War seemed to revert the article to its inferior quality of several months ago. As with all potentially controversial edits such as these, an explanation as to why it was reverted should be made on the talk page and at least be mentioned in your edit summary. You may also want to look at WP:VGSCOPE, which points out inappropriate material in articles - such as the faction list that you re-added. In the meantime I have restored the article. Cheers QueenCake (talk) 20:23, 5 March 2009 (UTC)#

Well, video game articles should not contain long lists of concepts, such as factions, the other Total War game articles that contain faction list have not been cleaned up yet. I also would not recommend creating an article devoted to factions and game play tips, wikipedia is not a guide, such an article would likely be quickly deleted. I would say to review Empire: Total War's talk page for the same discussion on why factions should not be included. Cheers QueenCake (talk) 18:32, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
I've just remembered, an article about Medieval Total War's factions was in fact created - and quickly deleted - before.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/List_of_factions_in_Medieval:_Total_War QueenCake (talk) 18:36, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
To be honest, I doubt it will be possible to assert the notability of such an article and provide it with any sources. Faction lists don't really belong on wikipedia, a summary of factions in prose on the article page is easily sufficient. QueenCake (talk) 22:05, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Re:[edit]

Just add User:UBX/Christian to your page; do it like this, though, ---> {{User:UBX/Christian}} Also, you're welcome. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 18:20, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

March 2009[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on FA Cup 2008–09. Note that the three-revert rule prohibits making more than three reversions on a single page within a 24 hour period. Additionally, users who perform a large number of reversions in content disputes may be blocked for edit warring, even if they do not technically violate the three-revert rule. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing. Please do not repeatedly revert edits, but use the talk page to work towards wording and content that gains a consensus among editors. If necessary, pursue dispute resolution. Peanut4 (talk) 18:40, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

  • Forget what Peanut4 says he is an idiot any way (and there are lots of idiots on wikipedia like him anyway). The FA site list the game to be played 17 March 2009. Arsenal-Hull. I also do not get way offical club site cant be usued as wald prove. DoctorHver (talk) 12:04, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Paul Smith (footballer born 1979)[edit]

I have removed the League Cup goal from the infobox as it was not scored in a LEAGUE game. There is no dispute as to the validity of the goal, which is fully described in the text. For reasons I won't go into here, mainly because they would take too long, it has long been established that only League appearances and goals should be noted in player infoboxes. Happy editing. --Daemonic Kangaroo (talk) 06:19, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Your recent RfA[edit]

I am sorry, but I have closed your Request for adminship prematurely. Simply put, you only have 800 edits on Wikipedia; while your edit count isn't the only determining factor, and numerous people have their own personal standards by which they judge RfA candidates, this particular RfA was all but assured of not passing.

I am sorry about this, and I hope you don't take it personally. If you continue to contribute to the project in a positive fashion, I am confident that you would be able to submit a successful RfA in the future. You may wish to consider applying for an evaluation by other Wikipedia editors for feedback on how to obtain the necessary experience. Once you are ready to request adminship again, there is a great admin coaching program available, as well as a guide to requests for adminship.

If you have any other questions about becoming an administrator, please don't hesitate to ask me. Good luck! –Juliancolton | Talk 16:50, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Tough luck. Keep up your work around here :) - Kingpin13 (talk) 17:29, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

List of sporting venues with a highest attendance of 100,000 or more[edit]

Hi! I noticed you added a few sporting venues to List of sporting venues with a highest attendance of 100,000 or more. All three have been removed because I can't find references that they ever had an attendance of 100,000 or more people for a one day event. Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford's highest attendance are 82,905 and 76,962 respectively, so they both fall short. The only reference for Ascot Racecourse having over 100,000 spectators is for the entire event held there, not just a one day record. Do you have any information about the highest attendance for a one day event is at Ascot Racecourse? Thanks! Patken4 (talk) 19:53, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

That is the highest attendance for an event, not a sporting venue. For instance in 2008, Manchester United attracted an average of 75,691 for their 19 home PL matches. The highest attendance isn't 1,438,129. It's whatever the highest attendance for one match is. If the Royal Ascot is a five day event and over 300,000 attend it during the week, than an average of 60,000 are at the Ascot Racecourse at any given time. I have found some sources that back a 70,000 capacity up; this and this. The highest one day figure I can find is 73,175. Thanks! Patken4 (talk) 23:05, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

A few things[edit]

Hi! I see you added a table for stadiums under construction to the List of stadiums by capacity. I simply added a link to the already existing article at List of stadiums under construction.

In addition, I'm thinking of making a List of closed stadiums by capacity article and have it linked from the list of stadiums by capacity]]. That way, the list of stadiums by capacity can be for current stadiums. The new article would for any closed, former, unused, or demolished stadiums that had a capacity of 30,000 or more spectators at the time of it's closing. I think we have all stadiums that held 40,000 or more, and all the stadiums in Europe 30,000 or over. What do you think? Thanks! Patken4 (talk) 01:02, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

My reason for simply linking to the existing article was because of the length of the list. There are upwards of 450 current stadiums with 40,000 or more people. There are still quite a few racing venues that can be added to the list. Name the major race series and pretty much all it's tracks will be over 40,000 (especially if infield areas or hills are included). If future and past stadiums are also included, it will cimply be a huge article.
Great, I'll get started on the new article now. Thanks! Patken4 (talk) 20:50, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

A friendly pointer[edit]

Hi! When adding stadiums to lists such as List of stadiums by capacity, make sure that the stadium doesn't already exist under a different capacity in the list. A lot of times, stadium capacities change and a stadium may be listed under a different capacity. Thanks for all the work you've done on the lists! Patken4 (talk) 20:02, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Lords and stuff[edit]

Hi!

I saw a few changes you'd made to the Alan Sugar article and I thought it might be useful to point you towards this article: Territorial designation. It gives a good explanation of how to use a person's title as a lord - which I didn't understand at all until I read it! The way it works is that you get both a title and a territorial designation, but the two are separate things. Alan Sugar has been given a title, Baron Sugar, with a territorial designation, of Clapton in the London Borough of Hackney. You can use either just his title, or his title and territorial designation, but you have to use the territorial designation in full; so he can be called either Lord Sugar, or Lord Sugar, of Clapton in the London Borough of Hackney - but not Lord Sugar of Clapton. Another example would be Lord Mandelson, of Foy in the County of Herefordshire and of Hartlepool in the County of Durham, who can be just Lord Mandelson, or Lord Mandelson, of [FULL THING]. Hope this makes sense - as I say, I had no idea how it worked until I read the explanation on there.

Have a good day!

Johnhousefriday (talk) 15:43, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

And further guidelines on referring to peers generally are here. Cheers. Rodhullandemu 15:48, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

The Apprentice (UK series six) has been nominated for deletion[edit]

As you have made significant edits to this article, you may want to participate in the discussion. Please see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Apprentice (UK series six). DJ 22:20, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

List of covered stadiums by capacity[edit]

Hi! From what I can tell, the Crucible Theatre isn't a stadium, but rather an indoor arena. The difference between the two is that a stadium host sporting events that need a larger playing surface; such as all the forms of football, rugby, cricket, baseball, etc. Indoor arenas host sporting events that require a smaller playing surface; like ice hockey, basketball, volleyball, team handball, etc. Snooker uses an even smaller playing surface than the indoor arena sports. This is why I've deleted it from List of covered stadiums by capacity.

In addition, I took out the information about Wembley. Other stadiums also have every seat under cover while the playing surface isn't, so it isn't all that unique. A lot of the information is already included in the Wembley article. Thanks for all your hard work! Patken4 (talk) 21:10, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

List of stadium stands by capacity[edit]

I'll try to find the largest EPL stands and them to the list of those I can find. The problem I see is with adding stadiums from a worldwide perspective. I know in the US and Canada, stands aren't used. For instance, Lane Stadium and Kinnick Stadium would likely fit the criteria of the list as their stands are not connected. But I haven't found a source saying what each stand holds. Both stadiums hold over 60,000 people, with a comparatively smaller capacity in the end zone stands. I would estimate that the sideline stands hold over 20,000 each while the end zones are about 10,000 each. Thanks! Patken4 (talk) 21:19, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Re: Neilim[edit]

I'm sorry, but I looked through the last 1500 edits and can't find anything to User:Neilim or User talk:Neilim. Skier Dude (talk) 21:02, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

You are mentioned here BigDunc 16:55, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

MfD nomination of User:The C of E[edit]

User:The C of E, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:The C of E and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:The C of E during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. ╟─TreasuryTagsenator─╢ 17:26, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Would you consider removing the content in question from your user page? Per WP:UP#NOT, it shouldn't be there (personal views are okay, but ones that are likely to be inflammatory should be avoided), and it's likely to cause less drama in the end if you simply pull it yourself. Best, --Bfigura (talk) 18:11, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

I for one would like to say I misread this situation and made an unfounded assumption about you. I hadn't spoken to you yet and had already lumped you into a certain category of users (the kind who create drama). I can't agree with all your views, but you still probably should have been asked nicely first. We all just assumed that would be futile. Too much past experience, you know? Sorry. Equazcion (talk) 19:07, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Editor review archived[edit]

Since it has been well over 30 days since you requested to be reviewed, I've gone ahead and archived your request as part of my effort to cleanup Editor Review. You may view your review here. Thanks & happy editing. If you have any questions, please message me on my talk page. =D Netalarmtalk 04:58, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

List of heads of state and government by net worth[edit]

Please stop making arbitrary changes to this page, this is what the discussion pages are for. I have reverted the changes you made and created a new section on the discussion page in regards to this issue. I look forward to debating this with you there. Dphilp75 (talk) 16:40, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

I apologize if I worded my comments here to sound like you had re-edited the page numerous times. You had in fact only changed the edits I had made once. I was more referring to using the discussion page before making edits. Again, apologies. Dphilp75 (talk) 17:08, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Referendum on Saint Vincent[edit]

Thank you for information! But I tracked it O-Line at the day of referendum, and I received full information immediately after the ending of referendum/ I believe, that reform of current monarchical Constitution of Solomon Islands in future year will be more successfull without referendum, and Solomon Islands will become the newest Republic of the World.CrazyRepublican (talk) 21:15, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Master Editor II[edit]

Kind of a minor detail, but since some people take these seriously... It requires 70,000 edits, he's got about 5k. Nathan T 20:27, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Quite a few people have over 70k edits; I'm not sure how many of them have 7 years, but I'm sure there is at least one. Whether they've picked up the award or not, I don't know. Could check the box and see where its been transcluded if you're really curious. Nathan T 21:48, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

List of heads of state and government by net worth[edit]

I added the full titles because not every title can be simplified so easily. There is no 'Prime Minister of Italy', the actual title is President of the Council of Ministers, not to be confused with the President of the Italian Republic. There is no 'King of Saudi Arabia", but The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques which is a title held as equivalent to a king. Sheikh Khalifa is the President of the whole U.A.E., but also hold the princely title of emir of one of the emirates, something that needs to be distinguished. It really does no harm to add the full titles, and adding them only gives better clarity to avoid colloquialisms and misunderstandings. I hope you would agree that adding the full titles does no harm, and is a more accurate description than the simplified equivalents given and would allow me to edit as such. [tk] XANDERLIPTAK 11:05, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

The Antilles and Aruba are autonomous regions but still part of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, much like Scotland and Wales within the United Kingdom. I like to keep the list of countries short because it draws undo attention to European monarchs who tended to make each new territory a kingdom and thus another title for themselves. [tk] XANDERLIPTAK 07:47, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Re this article, I have just declined your protection request, I'm reposting my comments there here just in case the bot clears them away before you get to see them.

At this point, semi-protection wouldn't address the issue. If one editor embarks on an edit war, then they can be dealt with individually. If there is a pick-up in similar content from IPs, then relist as necessary. Additionally, have you used the Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard to address the issue of whether the Ethiopian Review is reliable? GedUK  22:13, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

I added my perspective, though it may be too late. Therequiembellishere also seems to not care about the time spent coming to a conclusion about what to do with HM Elizabeth's II sixteen nations. [tk] XANDERLIPTAK 23:03, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Talk pages[edit]

Hi, I think comments on the top of the talk page on Creation according to Genesis may get less noticed. End of the talk page is where they may get read now. Cheers. History2007 (talk) 21:08, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Gallery of flags with people[edit]

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Wikipolice[edit]

Just covering for Addshore. Credit: Irismeister and Mr-Natural-Health.

Hope that helps (but I suspect it won't), - Jarry1250 [Humorous? Discuss.] 23:03, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of List of pheonix clubs[edit]

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It's not really the name of the list that is the problem, it's the fact that it is complete original research and can never be completed, especially going off your definition that a club that has been formed as a protest is included. Can you please explain to me how F.C. United are a "phoenix club" when they clearly have not "risen from the ashes" from any previous team. As far as I'm aware, Manchester United are still doing pretty well for themselves. -- BigDom 19:08, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
I don't see how a list of protest and reborn clubs would be helpful, seeing as they are two entirely different concepts. Anyway, we'll just have to see what other editors think over the next seven days now. Cheers -- BigDom 19:14, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of List of revival clubs[edit]

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Sealand[edit]

Thanks for that. As I have said, I will revert anyone who reverts that without consensus.Mk5384 (talk) 19:21, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
One thing; we have Prince Roy I listed as both head of state, and head of government for Sealand. However, the other entries seperate the title and the person. For example: The United States of America, President Barack Obama. For "President" it has the list of presidents of the United States. Then for "Barack Obama" it has President Obama's article. Should we split the two, having an entry for the history of Sealand's government to go with "Prince", and then have the article for Mr. Bates to go with Roy I? Even though Prince Roy I has been the only leader of Sealand, it has been contested, and there is currently a "government in exile", as absurd as that sounds. I feel that this would add to the legitimacy of our including Sealand in the list. What are your thoughts? All the best-Mk5384 (talk) 19:20, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Here's what I was trying to say. Take, for example, Transnistria. It's leader is President Igor Smirnov. The way the list has it, "President" goes to the article "President of Transnistria", whilst "Igor Smirnov" goes to the article about President Smirnov. Under Sealand, should "Prince" go to an article about "Prince of Sealand", whilst "Roy I" goes to an article about Mr. Bates? All the best-Mk5384 (talk) 01:32, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

mk5384[edit]

Thank you for your responses. Unfortunately, I am in the middle of several important matters at the time, and may need to take a couple of weeks off from Wikipedia. Sealand is indeed soverign,. As I have pointed out, an English court has ruled that it has no jurisdiction over it. Once I have worked out a couple of personal issues, I will return to Wikipedia. Hopefully, you and I can work together to improve the article some more. All the best-Mk5384 (talk) 20:40, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Even though I am taking a break, I am still peeking in from time to time. They reverted Sealand twice, and I have undone it both times. I went on the talk page, and clarified exactly why it does belong, and insisted that if anyone else reverts it, that they post a valid reason for doing so on the talk page. So far, so good, as it has now remained for almost 3 days. We'll see. And by the way, if someone does revert it, and you feel so inclined, go right ahead and undo it. It will not be in violation of any policy unless you were to do it ad infinitum. We have both discussed it at length, and given solid reasons on the talk page. They have reverted without even commenting on the talk page. I am certainly loathe to have an edit war with anyone, as that does nothing to help this encyclopedia. However, we have stated our case clearly, and have supported it with reliable sources. The burden of proof is now on them.Mk5384 (talk) 01:00, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

List of phoenix clubs[edit]

I've restored the article and, after looking it over, moved it to User:The C of E/List of phoenix clubs so you can continue to improve it. Please make sure it's properly referenced before considering moving it back to main article space. - Dravecky (talk) 04:30, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

Stamford Bridge capacity[edit]

Chelsea official website--87.16.234.32 (talk) 21:27, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Stadiums by capacity[edit]

Ah right (in terms of your reply about stands having to be unconnected to any other stands). Then your edit of my post was correct, though I do think the list is a little pointless if it doesn't include all stands, connected or unconnected to other stands. Dodger9 (talk) 08:18, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom/Article title[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom/Article title. DrKiernan (talk) 09:17, 18 March 2010 (UTC) (Using {{Please see}})

Rollback[edit]

Hi there! I saw Taelus' comment at RPP regarding your reverts at List of English football club owners. Rollback would have allowed you to do that with one click, rather than 5. Have a look at Wikipedia:Rollback feature, and if you fancy having it, leave a message here and I'll turn it on for you. I've seen you around often enough to trust you. GedUK  19:10, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

I'd be delighted to accept. Thank You. The C of E. God Save The Queen! (talk) 20:01, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. It's self evident how it works. Remember, it's ONLY for vandalism; if you're not sure, don't use it! It can only be used on the most recent edits on a page, and it will roll back all of that user/IP's edits until it finds someone else's: i.e. last five edits are by an IP and ALL are vandalism, you can rollback ALL of them (and only all of them, no selection). Let me know if you've any queries! GedUK  20:35, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
See also Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback. Rollback used to be an admin only feature, but then got released wider :) GedUK  13:08, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Sealand[edit]

I just got your note on my talk page, and yes, I will do everything I can to help with that. My schedule is almost unbelieveable right now, so I don't have the time to look into it this very moment. I will, however, check it out soon, and get back to you. Thank's for the note. All the best.Mk5384 (talk) 03:18, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

I've checked out, and it is amazing. The editor who removed it has stated that the talk page is "a conversation between two users", whilst himself choosing to unilateraly remove something that other editors have let stand for over a month. It was removed; we made our case; they seemed to agree. Now one editor has decided it dosen't belong? Bollocks! Also, the comments about a "juvenile nonsense joke", and "this absurdity", in lieu of AGF'ing do not sit well with me. I will happily put it back, and post some more facts substantiating it on the talk page whilst I'm at it. Here is the problem: I need your help again. Whilst I am constantly endevouring to learn, I still have next to no skills whatsoever on the computer. I now understand how to add it in there. I just can't seem to figure how to insert it alphetabetically without disrupting the others. If you could kindly leave me a brief note of explanation, I would much appreciate it. After I restore it, I will also ask for the opinions of other editors to see where everyone else stands in reference to Sealand. The others seem to be OK with it now, but we'll see. All the best!Mk5384 (talk) 05:19, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

I have added it once more, but I'm afraid that's about as far as I'm prepared to go with this. I have added more comments to the talk page, explaining the case for inclusion, whilst attempting to rebut the comments of the editor who removed it. If something such as Somaliland belongs, Sealand absolutely belongs. However, I'm not about to have any edit wars, and I just don't have the time at this point to keep fighting for it. It will probably be removed again, and if it is, know that we gave it a good shot, and maybe we can get back to it at some point. All the bestMk5384 (talk) 10:04, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of London Irish Amateur[edit]

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Major football rivalries[edit]

Hi, Why did you undo my contribution Seoul vs Suwon derby. I'm from korea and I was a big fan of K-League. I can write reference my contribution. If you don't knonw this rivaly, Please don't toutch my contribution.203.170.110.240 (talk) 11:59, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of London Irish Amateur[edit]

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London Irish Amateur[edit]

You need to expand the article with history and stuff. I added a little bit of it. But if you want to use any information and use the links provided in the second deletion discussion, then you should start to do so now. Mr. C.C.Hey yo!I didn't do it! 01:03, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Long may she reign over us![edit]

G'day from Australia!
Frightfully good to meet you old boy.
God bless brother Alastair Haines (talk) 16:23, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Strange[edit]

Hi, correct me if I am wrong, but from your edit summary you sounded like you prefer full names as oppose to vague and short names. You said "there is no need to shorten it..." yet you keep reverting Hong Kong National Football Team and South China AA back to to Hong Kong and South China, what is going on? What you are saying is the exact opposite of what you are doing, lol. Da Vynci (talk) 02:47, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

  • No worries. Oh yeah, I like your userbox, I am not sure if u r serious about it, but I appreciate the black humour. XD Da Vynci (talk) 19:00, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
  • In that case, u do aware that every wish comes with a price, right? In the real world, the leaders in PR China in 80s were (and still are) all ready to roll over HK with tanks and cut off their water and food supplies, plus UK's lack of commitment to defend HK, that's why u guys signed that agreement to sell HK out. In order for your wish to be fulfilled, UK has to back out from that international treaty she signed with China in the 80s, deal with the subsequent hostility from the Communists alliance, suppress China through diplomatic, economic and very likely military means. After this, reach a new agreement with China (if that ever happens), then a large number of troops will need to station in HK to prevent invasion and civil unrest. Seeing how UK struggled to send troops to suppress opposition force in third world countries like Afghanistan, what is the price to suppress a nuclear states like China? So the question is, are people in UK willing to pay such cost? Da Vynci (talk) 20:14, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
  • I am really ROFL reading your view. That is as unlikely for London to declare independence from UK and then request to be a US territory. This is as unlikely as for Alaska to declare independence from USA and then request to be a Russian territory. Da Vynci (talk) 20:39, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

AFD[edit]

The article survived the debate (barely). Thanks for the support GainLine 09:04, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

only have to save a few dozen more articles to get my Rugby union barnstar! cheers! GainLine 15:25, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Ireland national rugby union team[edit]

Your addition of saint Patrick flag at Ireland national rugby union team is incorrect and also against consensus . If you have an issue I suggest discussing it at WP:IMOS FLAGS or WP:RUIRLFLAG Gnevin (talk) 16:25, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

WikiPolice[edit]

FYI, regarding WikiPolice (which I think you have done an extremley good job on, I am hopefully going to allow WP:POLICE to redirect to it, instead of the current page, which is just some failed proposal that had snowball's chance in hell of passing! Thanks,Acather96 (talk) 20:57, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Your name and sig[edit]

Hello. I 've started a discussion about your name and sig on the AN/I thread you began about a possibly hijacked account. Beyond My Ken (talk) 18:00, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your civility this afternoon, it is appreciated. Beyond My Ken (talk) 01:44, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Cumbria shootings[edit]

Hi, why did you request SP for the above article? There was very little vandalism and ips had been making good contributions. MidnightBlue (Talk) 16:00, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Arsenal[edit]

No problem. I greet Arsenal's fan! :-) Maciekced (talk) 16:02, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Reviewer permission[edit]

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That sport...[edit]

Don't worry about the requests, it's all part of the job ;). I have to admit, the whole World Cup thing is pretty interesting, from an outsider's perspective... I feel a bit like a 14-year-old watching people doing drugs for the first time - it's like it is intriguing, yet the rest of the world seems to have lost its collective mind for a month, so I'm not too sure how deeply I want to be involved. Honestly, it's like once an hour another embattled ref or trade rumor pops up on RFPP... AlexiusHoratius 16:23, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

WP:RFPP, Cesc Fàbregas[edit]

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British Isles MOS entry[edit]

Hi, I have put forward a proposal that might address the concerns you expressed at Wikipedia:British Isles Terminology task force/Manual of Style. Many thanks, --RA (talk) 09:05, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Sorry[edit]

I didn't realise I wasn't supposed to post there, I'll read the instructions next time :) Sequal1 (talk) 09:10, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

No worries, these things happen :D Sequal1 (talk) 09:25, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

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Articles for deletion nomination of The C of E:List of Teams named after a sponsor[edit]

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Per the request in the AfD by The C of E (talk · contribs), I've userfied the article to User:The C of E/List of Teams named after a sponsor. I've also closed the AfD, in what is perhaps the worst AfD close I've ever seen ("speedy Userfied"). I'm blaming the AfD close script I used... Hopefully this is all non-controversial, if anyone's looking for me I'm hiding under my bed! TFOWR 20:56, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Moved from main to user space[edit]

comment I have moved The C of E/List of sports clubs owned by other sports clubs to your user space: User:The C of E/List of sports clubs owned by other sports clubs. East of Borschov 06:46, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of List of sponsored sports competitions[edit]

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Userfied to User:The_C_of_E/List of sponsored sports competitions. I don't envy your task of trying to dodge that AfD verdict though, I must say. - Jarry1250 [Humorous? Discuss.] 21:40, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Signature and archiving[edit]

Hi there! Don't worry, this isn't a comment about what your sig actually says, but I noticed on your request at RfPP that I actioned that your sig has a chunk of spaces in it for some reason. The raw text is [[User:The C of E|The C of E. God Save The Queen!]] ([[User talk:The C of E|talk]]), but it doesn't actually display the spaces, but you can see it in the edit box. Not a big deal, thought I'd point it out.

Second point is you really, really need to archive your talk page! It's getting rather long now, and older, slower computers might struggle to load it all in a reasonable time. Miszabot archives mine, and is very useful and flexible. User:MiszaBot/Archive HowTo has a useful guide on how to set it up. You can, of course, do it manually. Hope you don't mind me suggesting this. Cheers! GedUK  13:33, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Oh yes, sorry. I was meaning to change that but I have a tendency to get distracted and relativly minor things like this rarely get done. But I hope I've changed it your satisfaction. Now as for the archive thing, I'm not too keen on it mainly because I don't really know what bots do (apart from the bot that does reflinks, a wonderful tool!) and I don't quite trust an automated programme doing something that would be done better by a human on something that can be quite integral to remembering past issues. As for archiving it, I much prefer to have this all in one place rather than split up. So thanks but no thanks for the offer. The C of E. God Save The Queen! (talk) 14:03, 25 August 2010 (UTC)
No need to apologise, the sig issue was a bit of a thing that got my curiosity going more than anything.
Re the archiving, it's your page of course, but all the bot does is check whether there's been no reply to a section in x days/mins (you define) and then moves it to your archive folder (which you can define). I'm not going to lose sleep over it, just thought I'd mention it in case you weren't sure how to go about requesting the bot. :o) GedUK  14:17, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

List of European stadiums by capacity[edit]

Hi C of E, can you do me a favour and please not edit the above article or its talk page for the next hour or so. I have reverted some of your and other peoples edits to the page, and am now tidying up the page and explaining things on the talk page. Its just that I dont want any edit conflicts. Essentially I dont think the defunct and proposed stadiums should be there. I do want to achieve consensus on things though, so I welcome and request your comments on the talk page, if you can give me about an hour. Cheers. Willy turner (talk) 21:45, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Ok, give me a moment cos i'm listening to the England game and adding some proposed stadiums. I'll comment soon. Willy turner (talk) 19:53, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Razer (robot)[edit]

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Thank you for the good article nomination for Razer (robot). I thought I'd follow up on your message on the article's talk page so that it is easier for more users to be involved. Best wishes, CountdownCrispy 09:36, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for looking into asking another editor to perform the GA review. I'm not sure of another editor I would be happy to ask at this stage, but I'm glad the option's open if protocol takes too long! :-) I'll give it a day or two at least, as it is only fair that first come are first served. Please keep me abreast of any further news and developments. Best wishes, CountdownCrispy 19:08, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
Just to let you know, I've messaged Ged UK for now to see if he is interested in conducting the review. I'll do my best to keep you abreast of his response. Best wishes, CountdownCrispy 18:21, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Wikiscrapes[edit]

Hi - good question! bit of a neologism really, but Web scraping probably explains it well enough. GFDB.COM is a web scrape from Wikipedia i.e. the bulk of their content is collected by a 'bot which reads the Wikipedia site and redisplays it on theirs. Simply by adding something to Wikipedia, it will appear on their site next time it is "scraped". Therefore GFDB is not a valid site to use as a reference as it basically is referencing itself. Wikipedia fails WP:RS, therefore all sites that scrape it fail WP:RS too.--ClubOranjeT 10:15, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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RIRA[edit]

You may be interested in the obstructive reverts by pro IRA sympathisers at RIRA --87.114.237.148 (talk) 09:57, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

It appears that it is an attempt by O Fenian to censor information relating to convicted terrorists and in particular, the self-confessed former second in command of the RIRA. O Fenian's motives are somewhat obvious since he has consistently edited articles in favour of Republican terrorists. I have no doubt that his conduct is contrary to Wikipedia policy on naming such terrorists given that several reliable sources have been given. --87.114.85.253 (talk) 10:47, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Please note that the above ip is a sockpuppet of blocked vandal The Maiden City. Any concerns regarding other editors contributions should only be handled according to WP policy and guideline, and not assumed allegiances. LessHeard vanU (talk) 21:39, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Thierry Henry[edit]

Hi,

There is a factual error on the Thierry Henry page, endorsements section. This has been highlighted on the discussion page and bumped twice, to no avail. Can you deal?

The error is that there is no connection between Clare Merry and and the character of 'Nicole'.

Thanks! --78.101.108.174 (talk) 19:59, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. I wonder if you could remove 'Nicole' from inbetween Ms Merry's first name and surname? She and the character 'Nicole' played a decade or more earlier by another woman in a different ad campaign are wholly unrelated. If you could take this on trust that would be good though, if I am wrong (which I am not), then it can be reverted - with a citation. --78.101.108.174 (talk) 20:50, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Good work, but incomplete, and that is my fault. He met Merry on set and they began a relationship, later marrying. Can you further alter the text to reflect this? Something like: 'with Clare Merry, whom Henry later married and subsequently divorced' or somesuch. Sorry, I wasn't paying attention to anything other than the egregious 'Nicole' bit. Please excuse me. --78.101.84.30 (talk) 23:34, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard#Credible_source.3F[edit]

Just giving you a heads up that I moved the question. NW (Talk) 17:50, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Your recent DRV edits[edit]

Please consider the suggestions at WP:BLUDGEON. Stifle (talk) 09:23, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

WP:POLICE[edit]

BTW, I've re-written WP:WikiPolice a bit, I hope you like it :) Acather96 (talk) 10:16, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Please note[edit]

Per Wikipedia:PROD#Objecting; removed notices may not be replaced. LessHeard vanU (talk) 23:47, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

Re: Razer FA nom (again)[edit]

Season's greetings! It's good to hear from you. You're quite right that I haven't been very active over at the Razer article, or indeed at all on Wikipedia—I've just returned home for Christmas and have only this evening checked back in after an academia-based hiatus. Hopefully this second Razer FA nomination, whether or not it's successful, will see the article grow stronger and stronger. I'll see if I can make any improvements myself and will try (but can't promise) to keep an eye on the nomination.

Good luck, and if I can be of any assistance drop me a line and I'll see what more I can do. :-) -- CountdownCrispy 21:17, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Scrapheap Challenge credit[edit]

Here is the email in which Cathy Rogers confirms that it was Eve Kay who had the idea after watching Apollo 13 [1]

Heartfield01 (talk) 10:06, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

And here is page 72 of the Policy Exchange book Culture Vultures which states that Eve Kay was the originator.

Wikipolice listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Wikipolice. Since you had some involvement with the Wikipolice redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Mhiji 04:28, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

User: O Fenian[edit]

your friend is back to the same old game of refusing to even discuss any issue while resolving to threats and blackmail. See this, this and Talk:List_of_armed_conflicts_and_attacks,_2011#lone_wolf_tag(Lihaas (talk) 20:28, 20 January 2011 (UTC)).

can you see/comment on the disruptive user and his tag team User_talk:HJ_Mitchell#editor_issues(Lihaas (talk) 21:27, 20 January 2011 (UTC)).
i dont think its 3RR just yet, but ive also had bad experience over there. What wuld you suggest at ANI?
can you start something and ill add my 2p too.(Lihaas (talk) 21:48, 20 January 2011 (UTC)).
Here: Wikipedia:Wikiquette_alerts#User:_O_Fenian have a go at this and feel free to reword my comment here and there to add evidence.(Lihaas (talk) 22:21, 20 January 2011 (UTC)).

RFC[edit]

Can you see this vengeance mongering? Wikipedia:Requests_for_comment/Lihaas(Lihaas (talk) 11:31, 28 January 2011 (UTC)).

Wikipedia:Wikiquette_alerts#User:_O_Fenian per the last comment if you feel there are grounds. (Lihaas (talk) 13:25, 28 January 2011 (UTC)).
Well hes not started an ANI comment (which has backfired), he started the RFC in violation of the reasons thereof, and the tag-team partner with who he requested to "sign the dotted line" as signed that he was involved in resolving dispute. Where they've attempted to resolve dispute i dont know other than citing guideline and saying it wont happen and nothing more.
the previous Arbcom (you have seen that right?) appeal was turned down on the grounds we didnt try anything else, weve tried wikiquette (pending admin comment) and it has escalated already (escalated to where he previously said hes collating data to file a case against me. if that not a pound of flesh, what is?)
note please: "there were 2 ARBCOM and wikiquette requests on him following which he decided to slap on these 2 cases (RFC which followed his call to call me up "soon" on data he is collating) and this (ANI) that i think youd find had clearly BOOMERANGED with him doing exactly the same (and in a bad faith way to "sign the bottom line" (an allegation he has not responded to))"
and that: ":Also note his vengeance mongering stems from the conflict that started over the 2011 page with 2 other complaints and now he resorts to an ancient 2010 page that shows no dispute resolution"(Lihaas (talk) 16:05, 28 January 2011 (UTC))."(Lihaas (talk) 15:58, 28 January 2011 (UTC)).

quick points[edit]

just to point out my edit to wikiquette...

...and with that, to ask if it would be a good idea to associate an email with my wiki account. I'm sure you know what I'm saying.

Best,

Egg Centric (talk) 21:07, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hello you!

I hope you won't mind my templating this message, but as there are several users whom I wish to express more or less the same thoughts to, it seemed appropriate.

Of course it's a shame things turned out how they did with regard to the thread on ANI about Someone65, but no great harm has been done and he will eventually get his comeuppance. I'd like to thank you for your support there - it's been noted :)

Best,

Egg Centric (talk) 17:55, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Your DYK nomination[edit]

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The Avenue[edit]

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It got re-reviewed today. Maile66 (talk) 13:43, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

United Kingdom[edit]

I'll continue the conversation here, as it's of only secondary relevance to the discussion on the article. What I was saying is that in the word document which I could see on clicking on that questionnaire link (the link to http://www.statistics.gov.uk/census2001/downloads/2011census_question_ethnic.doc from http://www.statistics.gov.uk/census2001/cn_155.asp), I couldn't see anything asking which country you come from. The nearest I see asks "For which UK countries/geographies do you need this information?" and of course doesn't mention Republic of Ireland in that context, so it didn't seem to match what you had described in your post where you said "... on the form you do have to say which country you come from whether it's England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland or other.". I have now seen the census form itself (and specifically question 9), so perhaps you were referring to that, rather than to the "Consultation questionnaire on ethnic group, national identity, religion and language ..." to which you had provided the link? - David Biddulph (talk) 22:13, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Follow On (hymn)[edit]

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See WT:Did you know#Follow On (hymn). MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 18:00, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for The Avenue[edit]

Thanks for your contribution Victuallers (talk) 00:03, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Follow On (hymn)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Gunnersaurus Rex[edit]

Gunnersaurus is one of the most well known football mascots, plenty of sources, ask any arsenal fan and theyll tell you about Gunnersaurus. I advise that you take it to a AfD, and if that goes well change your mind. Wummer71 (talk) 16:54, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Follow Follow[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:04, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

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DYK[edit]

Hi, How about Last Supper in Christian art for Thursday dyk? Cheers. History2007 (talk) 16:32, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Hi, Thanks for your attention. Fixed it as you suggested. Cheers. History2007 (talk) 17:49, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
Great, the timing should just work out fine. Thank you. History2007 (talk) 18:01, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Mote Park (cricket ground)[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 18:02, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Baron Carrickfergus DYK[edit]

No problem. I would have, but OCNative has got to it already. Harrison49 (talk) 12:14, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

2011-12 Arsenal F.C. season[edit]

As you can see into the future, would you mind picking my lottery numbers for me? Thanks. --Jameboy (talk) 13:19, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Footes Lane[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:04, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Baron Carrickfergus[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 18:03, 7 May 2011 (UTC)


No color on diffs[edit]

Since after four days it hasn't been fixed, let's file a bug report: Wikipedia:Bug reports and feature requests. Looks like the only way to get it prioritized and fixed is to file bug reports. Thanks. Softlavender (talk) 01:17, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

The problem has cleared up for me, but if it hasn't for you or if it recurs: You can either start with the link I provided above, or go straight to https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/enter_bug.cgi. Set up an account if you don't have one (simple), and then choose MediaWiki as your product to report on. On the resulting scroll menus chose History/Diffs as the component; unspecified as the version; major or critical as the severity; PC (or Mac, etc.) as your hardware, and whatever OS you are on (Windows XP, etc.) for that. Then create a subject title and explain the problem and also how difficult it makes working on Wikipedia. Then just click "Submit". Softlavender (talk) 10:31, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Siam Cup[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 12:03, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

CSD notification[edit]

The page Capitol Punishment (2011) looks like it may be a valid CSD, but I prefer not to delete a page unless the creator has been notified. I understand that sometimes automated tools fail to do the notification for some reason. Not sure if that was the case, but could you make the notification?SPhilbrickT 11:40, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Tunbridge Wells Cricket Week[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Jim Eastwood[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 16:03, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for The Bouncy[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Vic Flowers[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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Where was it agreed?[edit]

Of course no reasonable people disagree with us about using the correct form for Londonderry in that article, but where was it agreed? Talk page seems inconclusive. Egg Centric 18:30, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

I'm skeptical, but since we're right and most wikipedians are tossers, I won't make a pointless fuss about it Face-wink.svg Egg Centric 18:12, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Vic Flowers[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:03, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

About Frederick Wilkinson (Second Baronet)[edit]

Good evening, The C of E. Could you possibly have a little look at this article? The Hereditary baronage may possibly perhaps not have included this baronetcy. Just a thought. --Shirt58 (talk) 11:12, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Your Requested Article[edit]

Hello, I just wanted to let you know that the article you requested, List of fictional towns and villages has been created. It went through an AfD (of my own accord) because I found a few other similar articles that had been deleted. The discussion closed with a near-unanimous "Keep". Ncboy2010 (talk) 01:15, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 2000 UEFA Cup Final riots[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of 2000 UEFA Cup Final riots 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! Drmies (talk) 05:36, 6 February 2012 (UTC) Drmies (talk) 05:36, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Canterbury Cricket Week[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 08:44, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Validity of "Big Jock Knew" article.[edit]

Hello, I am raising concerncs about the validity of this article. I have posted my concerns at WT:FOOTBALL. Feel free to comment there. Adam4267 (talk) 13:26, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Emirates Stadium GAC[edit]

Just want to say thanks for making the corrections! – Lemonade51 (talk) 16:38, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

DYK for 2000 UEFA Cup Final riots[edit]

--Allen3 talk 17:53, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Hector the Tax Collector[edit]

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DYK for Hector the Tax Inspector[edit]

Thanks from me and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 00:03, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg review in time
Thank you for spontaneously reviewing St Matthew Passion structure and helping it to a Main page appearance on Good Friday that made history, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:43, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 88th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, - you are an awesome Wikipedian! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:09, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for The Poznań[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 08:04, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Re-review of Bat'leth[edit]

Apologies for the delay in replying. I'm travelling at the moment so I'm not going to have much chance to do the re-review in the immediate future; I've asked at Wikipedia talk:Did you know#Assistance needed with re-review for someone else to take it on. Prioryman (talk) 09:00, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

I had a look and unfortunately by my count it still seems insufficiently long. I will see whether I can find anything to add; I believe you have another day to add 1,744 characters. Also I will note at WT:Did you know in case someone disagrees with my figures. I also found one problem reference on a quick examination, meaning the original hook is supported but the alternate is not. Yngvadottir (talk) 02:24, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 2012–13 RFU Championship[edit]

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Gave it the tick mark. --LauraHale (talk) 21:16, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Bat'leth[edit]

Orlady (talk) 08:04, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

DYK for 2012–13 RFU Championship[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:04, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame[edit]

You reviewed this DYK on April 20, and the nominator responded (under a different IP, but I'm pretty sure it's the same person) on April 25. Can you please see whether the information supplied is enough to move the nomination forward, or if you need further improvements or data? Many thanks.

Incidentally, I don't think hook 3 can be usefully shortened, but with three other possibilities, it doesn't matter. I personally think the 95-year-old is the best of the bunch, if it can be adequately sourced. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:03, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

email[edit]

Hi C of E, I need to send you some confidential information which could have a bearing on the use of your account. I just enabled email on my account to do this, but I see you don't have it enabled. Might you be able to do so, even on a temporary basis? Thanks, Van Speijk (talk) 15:48, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

email on its way in next minute or two. Van Speijk (talk) 16:30, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
sent. Van Speijk (talk) 16:39, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
OK, thanks. No problem. Van Speijk (talk) 16:50, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Belfast's Big Two[edit]

{{DYKbotdo 16:04, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Deletion review for Politics in the British Isles[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Politics in the British Isles. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. KarlB (talk) 21:35, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Just so you know[edit]

This made me chuckle. Good work. Basalisk inspect damageberate 08:24, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Blimey you were quick! I'd only just created the thing in the mainspace. Incidentally, I've just put it up for DYK. The C of E. God Save The Queen! (talk) 08:26, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Thursday Nights, Channel 5[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:04, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Bat'leth[edit]

Had a little free time and ran across this which has some information that might help expand bat'leth. Obviously, some of it would be overkill, but there is a lot of stuff about the origins and pronunciation of bat'leth and mek'leth that could be useful. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 16:29, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

No problem. At home, I have a copy of The Nitpickers Guide for Next Generation Trekkers (volume 1, I think). I will try to leaf through it to see if there is anything relevant when I have time. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 18:01, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

DYK for 2012–13 Arsenal F.C. season[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Well played, sir![edit]

The things you come come across new pages patrolling... --Shirt58 (talk) 09:55, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Yes, a nice piece. I remember hearing it at the Shed End a great deal in the 1970s. It would be good to have a bit of audio with the chant; the rather stupid and brutal tune (?) added to the menace. I don't recall it being quite like the tune in ID, but it was ages ago. Ericoides (talk) 11:45, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

DYK for You're Gonna Get Your Fucking Head Kicked In[edit]

Thanks from Wikipedia and the DYK team Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:04, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

DYK for IFFHS World's Best Club Coach[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:04, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

The Track[edit]

Nice article on The Track. Do you have an interest in Guernsey football?

I am trying to put quite a bit on Wikipedia, I have done a number of pages and intend to do many more. I watch all of the Guernsey FC matches at home and some away ones too. Its a great project. (Darrylgsy (talk) 11:27, 27 June 2012 (UTC)).

I have added The Track to a number of Guernsey Football articles I know about. (Darrylgsy (talk) 16:08, 27 June 2012 (UTC)).

DYK for Pukka Pies England Band[edit]

Yngvadottir (talk) 08:03, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

St Mark's Church, RTW[edit]

Hi – nice work on the article (and for using my recent pic!). I have some material with which to expand it when I get time. Cheers, Hassocks5489 (tickets please!) 16:49, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

DYK for The Track[edit]

Thank you from the DYK team at English Wikipedia. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:14, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Arsenal FC crest from 2001-02[edit]

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Way back in September 2010 you left a comment on Talk:Arsenal F.C. strip asking for the 2001-02 Arsenal FC crest. I responded there yesterday but I thought I'd bring it to your attention in case you didn't see it. Malpass93! (what I've been up to/drop me a ___) 21:51, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

DYK for St. Mark's Church, Royal Tunbridge Wells[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:04, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Admiral-Lord Mountevans rules[edit]

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DYK nomination[edit]

Hello thank you for reviewing the Template:Did you know nominations/Giosue Gallucci.But i need a little help,i am new to this process ,can you tell me what should i do next. Ayanosh (talk) 05:54, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of He Bowls To The Left for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article He Bowls To The Left is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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DYK for Admiral-Lord Mountevans rules[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:02, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on DYK prep area issue[edit]

Hi. As an active participant in DYK discussion, if you have a minute, can you drop by Wikipedia talk:Did you know#Number of Olympic hooks per day? and offer an opinion on how to address this? I'd rather get it dealt with sooner rather than later as I feel like the sheer volume will require a discussion as all people involved in building prep areas will need to be aware of whatever decision is reached. --LauraHale (talk) 21:27, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Billy Cooper (trumpeter)[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:02, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

At least he wasn't thrown out for impersonating jelly belly I guess..♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:31, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Lord's Pavilion[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:02, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Highbury Square[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:03, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Oddjob's hat[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:05, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Rum ration[edit]

Orlady (talk) 16:04, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of The Tuesday Club[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of The Tuesday Club 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! BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 06:40, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

2p[edit]

thanks for your 2p. Can't think why Mo would want me blocked.Factocop (talk) 14:49, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for your DYK review of Gibraltar Port Authority. Anne (talk) 23:44, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Accrington Stanley, Who Are They?[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

DYK for New Labour, New Danger[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:03, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

How to approve DYK noms[edit]

I'd love to, but I've no idea how to do it! The whole process looks arcane to me. See my reply to you in my own talk page. Fiddle Faddle (talk) 08:56, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for the pointer on my first ever nom. I have been pruning. Fiddle Faddle (talk) 09:14, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
I was wondering if you might run your more DYK experienced eyes over Template:Did you know nominations/Edward Upcott as it stands currently? I have no idea if you are 'entitled' to review one of mine because I reviewed one of yours, but I would value an outside opinion :) Fiddle Faddle (talk) 08:21, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
Grateful for your comments there, to which I have responded. i hope I've achieved the necessary things well enough to make the cut. But the article is slightly better for it anyway. Fiddle Faddle (talk) 12:01, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
Saw the gtg :) Thank you for your help. Fiddle Faddle (talk) 13:00, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Michael Le Bourgeois[edit]

Yngvadottir (talk) 16:03, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Gibraltar F.C.[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:01, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Charles V Wall[edit]

I have responded to your comments at the nomination's entry. I thought the tourist website was just repeating common knowledge about the history of the Rock. I was wrong. The correction improves the article by adding more detail. Thanks, Aymatth2 (talk) 14:11, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

"Media fire"[edit]

I'm not sure if you're aware of this [2]. There was no ongoing media coverage until Jayen466 deliberately stoked it. Prioryman (talk) 08:38, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Bat'leth[edit]

To speedily delete it. I did a mistake, I have never reviewed an article before. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Seonookim (talkcontribs) 07:54, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

I've reviewed bat'leth at Talk:Bat'leth/GA1. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 09:45, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

DYK for The Tuesday Club[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:02, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Old Colfeians[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Old Colfeians at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! kelapstick(bainuu) 12:34, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Also when you finish, just ping me on my talk page and I will finish the review. I am not the most observant of editors when it comes to my watchlist. --kelapstick(bainuu) 12:43, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --kelapstick(bainuu) 13:12, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Old Colfeians[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

The 25 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal[edit]

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Belated congratulations are in order for your reaching the milestone of twenty-five newly created or expanded articles appearing in the DYK column of the Main page. Your articles, primarily on sporting, musical, and military subjects, are greatly appreciated by the encyclopedia! Moonraker (talk) 14:00, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

UEFA 2000 riots[edit]

Hi,

Just to note, I added some more comments to the peer review of 2000 UEFA Cup riots. Good luck! Peregrine981 (talk) 09:35, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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WikiCup 2013 starting soon[edit]

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DYK for Queen Elizabeth Land[edit]

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Re:Wikicup submissions page layout enquiry[edit]

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Another Fucking DYK hook suggestion[edit]

I'd suggest this alternative for Template:Did you know nominations/Fucking Hell: "... that the naming of Fucking Hell ale was objected to on the grounds that there was no Fucking brewery?" Prioryman (talk) 11:28, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

On a related note, you might be interested in John le Fucker - I nominated it for an April Fools' Day DYK here. Had you considered saving Fucking Hell for 1 April as well? Prioryman (talk) 19:06, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Wales v Scotland GA review[edit]

I've gone through your list of recommended edits. Thanks Hammersfan (talk) 13:58, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Found direct, sourced quote from referee Hammersfan (talk) 10:31, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Labour Isn't Working[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:03, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Nevill Ground[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:03, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Talite Vaioleti[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:05, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Nathan Hannay[edit]

Harrias talk 16:02, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Notification[edit]

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DYK for Lord's Honours Boards[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:02, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Uniform Distribution and Accreditation Centre[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:03, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Uniform Distribution and Accreditation Centre for deletion[edit]

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DYK for Fucking Hell[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:26, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for John Hemmingham[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:04, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Ross Broadfoot[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 02:04, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Frankie Fryer[edit]

KTC (talk) 16:03, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Derry/Londonderry[edit]

I've reverted your reversion of Derry at Geographical renaming, but I agree that an explanation is needed, and have added a footnote that links to articles covering the renaming at Derry/Londonderry name dispute and Derry. Hope this takes care of your concerns. Skinsmoke (talk) 23:32, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 2013 Football League Cup Final[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 January newsletter[edit]

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  • Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) has the highest overall bonus points, as well as the highest scoring article, thanks to his work on Enrico Fermi, now a good article. The biography of such a significant figure to the history of science warrants nearly five times the normal score.
  • Chicago HueSatLum (submissions) claimed bonus points for René Vautier and Nicolas de Fer, articles that did not exist on the English Wikipedia at the start of the year; a first for the WikiCup. The articles were eligible for bonus points because of fact they were both covered on a number of other Wikipedias.

Also, a quick mention of British Empire The C of E (submissions), who may well have already written the oddest article of the WikiCup this year: did you know that the Fucking mayor objected to Fucking Hell on the grounds that there was no Fucking brewery? The gauntlet has been thrown down; can anyone beat it?

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 01:06, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

WT:GAA[edit]

Thanks for expressing your preferences at the WT:GAA page - it's very helpful to have this calm and well-ordered discussion on what has previously been a very heated topic! There is a new proposal which has come in after your contribution, which you might also like to comment on. Many thanks! Kim Dent-Brown (Talk) 08:04, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Bat'keth PR[edit]

I reopened the peer review when you asked on the WP:PR talk page, and even made some comments on the article at Wikipedia:Peer review/Bat'leth/archive2 Ruhrfisch ><>°° 16:29, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Notification of discussion[edit]

A few months ago, you participated in a discussion on Wikipedia talk:Did you know about Gibraltar-related DYKs on the Main Page. I am proposing that the temporary restrictions on such DYKs, which were imposed in September 2012, should be lifted and have set out a case for doing so at Wikipedia talk:Did you know/Gibraltar-related DYKs. If you have a view on this, please comment at that page. Prioryman (talk) 21:47, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

A pie for you![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg Have a pie. Not sure you were the beer swigging type so scoff a pie instead! ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 22:28, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Shit Brook[edit]

Nyttend (talk · contribs) 00:03, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK The Hole (Scientology)[edit]

DYK:The Hole Symbol question.svg some WP:UNDUE queries to nom and Symbol redirect vote4.png ALT3 needs another reviewer --Senra (talk) 19:35, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi C of E - I've updated the article to address the queries mentioned above. Could you please take a look at the first two sections, which I've completely rewritten, and let me know if you're happy with them and the new hook (we're up to ALT4 now, by the way). Prioryman (talk) 21:58, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for The Power of Four[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:08, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Re:Miscalculated points[edit]

Sorry, the bot's not made a mistake there; 1kb is 1024b, and so 5kb is 5120b. You're about 100b under the line-in-the-sand, so the article's not eligible. This was clarified on the scoring page after this discussion. J Milburn (talk) 10:34, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for St. Ouen F.C.[edit]

Carabinieri (talk) 16:03, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Sheffield United 1891-92 season GA[edit]

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The 50 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal[edit]

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WikiCup 2013 February newsletter[edit]

Round 1 is now over. The top 64 scorers have progressed to round 2, where they have been randomly split into eight pools of eight. At the end of April, the top two from each pool, as well as the 16 highest scorers from those remaining, will progress to round 3. Commiserations to those eliminated; if you're interested in still being involved in the WikiCup, able and willing reviewers will always be needed, and if you're interested in getting involved with other collaborative projects, take a look at the WikiWomen's Month discussed below.

Round 1 saw 21 competitors with over 100 points, which is fantastic; that suggests that this year's competition is going to be highly competative. Our lower scores indicate this, too: A score of 19 was required to reach round 2, which was significantly higher than the 11 points required in 2012 and 8 points required in 2011. The score needed to reach round 3 will be higher, and may depend on pool groupings. In 2011, 41 points secured a round 3 place, while in 2012, 65 was needed. Our top three scorers in round 1 were:

  1. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), primarily for an array of warship GAs.
  2. London Miyagawa (submissions), primarily for an array of did you knows and good articles, some of which were awarded bonus points.
  3. New South Wales Casliber (submissions), due in no small part to Canis Minor, a featured article awarded a total of 340 points. A joint submission with Alaska Keilana (submissions), this is the highest scoring single article yet submitted in this year's competition.

Other contributors of note include:

Featured topics have still played no part in this year's competition, but once again, a curious contribution has been offered by British Empire The C of E (submissions): did you know that there is a Shit Brook in Shropshire? With April Fools' Day during the next round, there will probably be a good chance of more unusual articles...

March sees the WikiWomen's History Month, a series of collaborative efforts to aid the women's history WikiProject to coincide with Women's History Month and International Women's Day. A number of WikiCup participants have already started to take part. The project has a to-do list of articles needing work on the topic of women's history. Those interested in helping out with the project can find articles in need of attention there, or, alternatively, add articles to the list. Those interested in collaborating on articles on women's history are also welcome to use the WikiCup talk page to find others willing to lend a helping hand. Another collaboration currently running is an an effort from WikiCup participants to coordinate a number of Easter-themed did you know articles. Contributions are welcome!

A few final administrative issues. From now on, submission pages will need only a link to the article and a link to the nomination page, or, in the case of good article reviews, a link to the review only. See your submissions' page for details. This will hopefully make updating submission pages a little less tedious. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) J Milburn (talk) 11:57, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

La Reyne le veult[edit]

FYI, I thought La Reyne le veult was a little thin in explaining the history of the phrase, so I've dug out Erskine May and expanded it. Hope this is OK! Prioryman (talk) 09:45, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Guernsey RFC[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Guernsey RFC at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Simply south...... catching SNOWballs for just 6 years 19:13, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

I don't believe we've met, but...[edit]

I was just patrolling Wikidata recent changes on #cvn-wikidata connect, and the bot that updates it listed you as "blacklisted". Upon investigation, it apears you were given a 2-month block on the Lithuanian Wikipedia a few hours ago. I can't read (or Google Translate) the reason given, but I find it hard to believe that a trusted EnWikipedian could do something to deserve that on another project with only 2 edits (both of which appear to have been deleted), so I thought you might want a heads-up. — PinkAmpers&(Je vous invite à me parler) 22:55, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Mid Ulster by-election[edit]

Regarding your reason for removal - "brevity is not a good reason for doing that. This is an encyclopedia intended to be comprehensive and that includes the title" - this makes no sense to me at all. The pertinent facts for that section are this: When he said he would resign. Why he said he would resign. When he actually resigned, and why. The information I removed is dealt with elsewhere as you would expect. It does not need to be duplicated in that article for Wikipedia to be considered comprehensive. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gruesome Foursome (talkcontribs) 20:08, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Guernsey RFC[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Royal Tun Wells nom[edit]

Hi – I will start reviewing your 5-part nom shortly. Bear with me, as I will have to look at it on-and-off over the next few days. If I have any questions, I'll put them here as well as at the nom page. PS Thanks for using my pic on the King Charles the Martyr article! I have a few other angles, but don't think I've uploaded them yet; maybe I should make a Commons category for them and link to the article. Hassocks5489 (Floreat Hova!) 12:18, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

OK, it turned out to be a few hours rather than a few days! I have now marked all 5 as verified. Nice work on a town I am very interested in. Hassocks5489 (Floreat Hova!) 19:36, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
Yes, multi-noms tend to get overlooked (as you say, they look like hard work!), which is a shame because they are usually pretty interesting, especially when they cover a variety of topics as this one does. I have an eight-article hook planned (for churches in Eastbourne, incidentally), but haven't yet psyched myself up to finish writing them and submitting the hook! I actually discovered your nom when you linked KCTM to Places of worship in Tunbridge Wells (borough), one of my articles from last year. Ideally every notable church would have its own article, but that's a very long-term goal! Hassocks5489 (Floreat Hova!) 20:36, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Cod. 888 (GA)[edit]

Yes, I lost one word in section "Text". Thanks. Leszek Jańczuk (talk) 14:50, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Talkback message from Tito Dutta[edit]

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DYK for Church of King Charles the Martyr, Royal Tunbridge Wells ‎[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:05, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Opera House, Royal Tunbridge Wells[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:05, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Tunbridge Wells RFC[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:06, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Roger Clarke (rugby administrator)[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:06, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Colin Smart[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:06, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for The Oval (Belfast)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:42, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Culverden Stadium[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:28, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Longmead Stadium[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:12, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Road map[edit]

The C of E, there were significant issues with your review of this article nomination, which should not have been approved given the condition it was in. I think you should consider doing another QPQ review in place of this one under the circumstances. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:33, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Windowgate[edit]

Chamal TC 16:38, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Newry City AFC[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:03, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of La Reyne le veult[edit]

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DYK for La Reyne le veult[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 2000 UEFA Cup semi-final violence‎[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:02, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Two World Wars and One World Cup[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Ferney Park[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Rollback[edit]

This is a completely inappropraite use of the rollback tool. Rollback should only be used to revert obvious vandalism and never used in a content dispute. I have removed your rollback rights until you can show that you understand how the tool should be used. ItsZippy (talkcontributions) 16:56, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

I have to say that does seem a bit extreme for one misuse out of several proper uses to remove it. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 17:12, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
I removed it because this particular use of rollback was grossly inappropraite. If it had been one case of you rolloing back a good faith edit, then I would not have removed it immediately; however, you used the tool to further your own position in a content dispute you were already involved in. I am willing to restore your access to the tool if you can assure me that you will only use it for reverting obvious vandalism in the future. ItsZippy (talkcontributions) 17:25, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
I can assure you it won't happen again. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 17:28, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
Great, I've restored it now. If this happens again, it won't be so easy for you to get the right back. ItsZippy (talkcontributions) 17:31, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Some bubble tea for you![edit]

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DYK issue[edit]

Hi there. There are some issues at Template:Did you know nominations/2013–14 Arsenal F.C. season, so if you could weigh in there and address my comments it would be much appreciated. Thanks! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:44, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 March newsletter[edit]

We are halfway through round two. Pool A sees the strongest competition, with five out of eight of its competitors scoring over 100, and Pool H is lagging, with half of its competitors yet to score. WikiCup veterans lead overall; Pool A's Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) (2010's winner) leads overall, with poolmate London Miyagawa (submissions) (a finalist in 2011 and 2012) not far behind. Pool F's New South Wales Casliber (submissions) (a finalist in 2010, 2011 and 2012) is in third. The top two scorers in each pool, as well as the next highest 16 scorers overall, will progress to round three at the end of April.

Today has seen a number of Easter-themed did you knows from WikiCup participants, and March has seen collaboration from contestants with WikiWomen's History Month. It's great to see the WikiCup being used as a locus of collaboration; if you know of any collaborative efforts going on, or want to start anything up, please feel free to use the WikiCup talk page to help find interested editors. As well as fostering collaboration, we're also seeing the Cup encouraging the improvement of high-importance articles through the bonus point system. Highlights from the last month include GAs on physicist Niels Bohr (Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)), on the European hare (Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions)), on the constellation Circinus (Alaska Keilana (submissions) and New South Wales Casliber (submissions)) and on the Third Epistle of John (Indiana Cerebellum (submissions)). All of these subjects were covered on at least 50 Wikipedias at the beginning of the year and, subsequently, each contribution was awarded at least three times as many points as normal.

Wikipedians who enjoy friendly competition may be interested in participating in April's wikification drive. While wikifying an article is typically not considered "significant work" such that it can be claimed for WikiCup points, such gnomish work is often invaluable in keeping articles in shape, and is typically very helpful for new writers who may not be familiar with formatting norms.

A quick reminder: now, submission pages will need only a link to the article and a link to the nomination page, or, in the case of good article reviews, a link to the review only. See your submissions' page for details. This will hopefully make updating submission pages a little less tedious. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) J Milburn (talk) 23:02, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Paul Burnham[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 16:03, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 2013–14 Arsenal F.C. season[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:04, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Re:Wikicup bot error[edit]

Thanks for the note. I'm looking into this. J Milburn (talk) 21:07, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Seems to have got it in the last few minutes. For whatever reason, the bot hasn't actually run in a few days- I'll let Jarry know. J Milburn (talk) 21:09, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Infobox RFC[edit]

As you are trying to defend their usefulness, please note I've started an RFC at Template talk:Infobox political post about the (IMHO) totally ridiculous use of an infobox on articles like Northstead etc. Gruesome Foursome (talk) 18:40, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Plastic Brit[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Plastic Brit at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Miyagawa (talk) 14:37, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Bank of England club[edit]

Hi! On Prep area 2. Mea culpa. There was an edit conflict earlier that caused the inadvertant miss. Thanks for pointing it out. Just checked the other templates to make sure I haven't missed anything. Sorry for the bother. Ashwin147 (talk) 18:25, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Bank of England club[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:05, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for William Orcutt Cushing[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Plastic Brit[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Ian Kirkby[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter (May 2013)[edit]

Hi, I thought I would drop you a note to say that I mentioned in this month's issue of Ichthus. If you wish to receive the full content in future, please drop me a note on my talk page.--Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 18:02, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 2013 FA Vase Final[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Inclosure Act 1773[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 06:31, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Latu Makaafi[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:03, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 April newsletter[edit]

We are a week into Round 3, but it is off to a flying start, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) claiming for the high-importance Portal:Sports and Portal:Geography (which are the first portals ever awarded bonus points in the WikiCup) and Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) claiming for a did you know of sea, the highest scoring individual did you know article ever submitted for the WikiCup. Round 2 saw very impressive scores at close; first place New South Wales Casliber (submissions) and second place Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) both scored over 1000 points; a feat not seen in Round 2 since 2010. This, in part, has been made possible by the change in the bonus points rules, but is also testament to the quality of the competition this year. Pool C and Pool G were most competitive, with three quarters of participants making it to Round 3, while Pool D was the least, with only the top two scorers making it through. The lowest qualifying score was 123, significantly higher than last year's 65, 2011's 41 or even 2010's 100.

The next issue of The Signpost is due to include a brief update on the current WikiCup, comparing it to previous years' competitions. This may be of interest to current WikiCup followers, and may help bring some more new faces into the community. We would also like to note that this round includes an extra competitor to the 32 advertised, who has been added to a random pool. This extra inclusion seems to have been the fairest way to deal with a small mistake made before the beginning of this round, but should not affect the competition in a large way. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to contact one of the judges.

A rules clarification: content promoted between rounds can be claimed in the round after the break, but not the round before. The case in point is content promoted on 29/30 April, which may be claimed in this round. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 16:25, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Tony's Cronies[edit]

Good work on Tony's Cronies. An interesting article. Paul MacDermott (talk) 18:57, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Ben Harvey (rugby union)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:04, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 2013 FA Cup Final[edit]

Allen3 talk 09:17, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Re:Multipliers[edit]

Unless I'm mistaken, the articles were not eligible for bonus points. Bonus points are awarded based on how many different Wikipedias covered the subject at the start of the year (that is, as of 31 December 2012). As far as I could see, neither of these topics were covered on five or more Wikipedias at that time. Did I make a mistake? J Milburn (talk) 09:20, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Stangmore Park[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:03, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Windowgate for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Windowgate is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Windowgate until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Harrias talk 16:31, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Tony's Cronies[edit]

Harrias talk 16:36, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Peter Cross (rugby union)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:21, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Alcohol Is Free[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:07, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for New York City FC[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:05, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Bat'leth[edit]

Hi The C of E, I'm beginning the copy-edit you requested to the above article at the GOCE Request page. Please feel free to contact me, and to correct of revert my edits if I'm doing something I shouldn't. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 00:14, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Done - I've changed the English variety to American per WP:ENGVAR; Star Trek is an American series and articles directly relating to it should follow that variety. After I added the appropriate maintenance categories I noticed you'd changed it back to British spellings. I don't particularly care what style it uses so feel free to change it all back, but this may be flagged as a problem at FAC review. Feel free to contact me about any issues arising from the copy-edit. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 19:09, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

GL Photography reply[edit]

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DYK for 2013–14 RFU Championship[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of NI21[edit]

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Surfers Paradise Meter Maids[edit]

Thanks for reviewing this. I've done the QPQ now - please could you confirm this at: the nomination. Warden (talk) 10:53, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Myles Landick[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 11:03, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Gunfire (drink)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:03, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Paul Ireland[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Joe Murray (soldier)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

The Oval (Belfast)[edit]

Hi The C of E, I'm beginning the copy-edit of the above article you requested at the GOCE Requests page. Please feel free to contact me, or to correct or revert my edits if necessary. By the way, may I suggest you archive your talk page occasionally? Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 04:29, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Done—feel free to contact me about any issues arising from the copy-edit. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 21:59, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Hi!

Bideforddevon (talk) 18:02, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 June newsletter[edit]

We are down to our final 16: the 2013 semi-finals are upon us. A score of 321 was required to survive round 3, further cementing this as the most competitive WikiCup yet; round 3 was survived in 2012 with 243 points, in 2011 with 76 points and in 2010 with 250 points. The change may in part be to do with the fact that more articles are now awarded bonus points, in addition to more competitive play. Reaching the final has, in the past, required 573 points (2012, a 135% increase on the score needed to reach round 4), 150 points (2011, a 97% increase) and 417 points (2010, a 72% increase). This round has seen over a third of participants claiming points for featured articles (with seven users claiming for multiple featured articles) and most users have also gained bonus points. However, the majority of points continue to come from good articles, followed by did you know articles. In this round, every content type was utilised by at least one user, proving that the WikiCup brings together content contributors from all corners of the project.

Round 3 saw a number of contributions of note. Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions) claimed the first featured topic points in this year's competition for her excellent work on topics related to Maya Angelou, the noted American author and poet. We have also continued to see high-importance articles improved as part of the competition: Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions) was awarded a thoroughly well-earned 560 points for her featured article Middle Ages and 102 points for her good article Battle of Hastings. Good articles James Chadwick and Stanislaw Ulam netted Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) 102 and 72 points respectively, while 72 points were awarded to Poland Piotrus (submissions) for each of Władysław Sikorski and Emilia Plater, both recently promoted to good article status. Collaborative efforts between WikiCup participants have continued, with, for example, New South Wales Casliber (submissions) and Canada Sasata (submissions) being awarded 180 points each for their featured article on Boletus luridus.

A rules reminder: content promoted between rounds can be claimed in the round after the break, but not the round before. The case in point is content promoted on the 29/30 June, which may be claimed in this round. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. We are currently seeing concern about the amount of time people have to wait for reviews, especially at GAC- if you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to reduce the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 10:35, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

2013–14 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round[edit]

Hi. I read your change in the article 2013–14 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round and the change you did was that you added two games in the second round, second leg for the scotish teams. What is your source for that? From what I know the time of the matches are not set yet and the games can be switched. UEFA has not put a time or date yet. Please give me a source or I will suggest it gets removed. The Hibernian website says everything can change: http://www.hibernianfc.co.uk/news/20130626/europa-league-update_2262950_3220667

Qed237 (talk) 15:19, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK for NI21[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:04, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK-Good Article Request for Comment[edit]

WikiCup 2013 July newsletter[edit]

We're halfway through this year's penultimate round, and the competition is moving along well. Pool A's Canada Sasata (submissions) currently leads overall, while Pool B's Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) is second. Both leaders are WikiCup veterans, and both have already scored over 600 points this month. If the round were to end today, London Miyagawa (submissions), with 274 points, would be the lowest-scoring participant to make it through. This indicates that participants will need a score comparable to last year's (573, the highest ever) to qualify for the final. The high scores this year are a testament both to the quality of participants and to the increased focus on significant content (eligible for bonus points) in this year's competition. So far this round, both Sasata and Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) have made up over half of their score through bonus points, with, for example, high importance FA koala earning Sasata a total of 440 points (from a multiplier of 4.4) and high-importance GA sea earning Cwmhiraeth a total of 216 points (from a multiplier of 7.2). Other articles on important topics submitted this round include a featured article on the Norman conquest of England by Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions), and good articles on Nobel laureate in literature Henryk Sienkiewicz, Nobel laureate in physics Hans Bethe, and the noted Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryū. These articles are by Poland Piotrus (submissions), Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) and Sturmvogel_66 respectively.

Other than that, there is not much to report! If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to reduce the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 00:03, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 August newsletter[edit]

This year's final is upon us. Our final eight, in order of last round's score, are:

  1. Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer who has contributed on topics of military history and physics, including a number of high-importance topics. Good articles have made up the bulk of his points, but he has also scored a great deal of bonus points. He has the second highest score overall so far, with more than 3000 points accumulated.
  2. New South Wales Casliber (submissions), another WikiCup veteran who reached the finals in 2012, 2011 and 2010. He writes on a variety of topics including botany, mycology and astronomy, and has claimed the highest or joint highest number of featured articles every round so far this year. He has the third highest score overall, with just under 3000 points accumulated.
  3. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), 2012 WikiCup champion, who writes mostly on marine biology. She has also contributed to high-importance topics, seeing huge numbers of bonus points for high-importance featured and good articles. Previous rounds have seen her scoring the most bonus points, with scoring spread across did you knows, good articles and featured articles.
  4. Canada Sasata (submissions), a WikiCup veteran who finished in second place in 2012, and competed as early as 2009. He writes articles on biology, especially mycology, and has scored highly for a number of collaborations at featured article candidates.
  5. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), the winner of the 2010 competition. His contributions mostly concern Naval history, and he has scored a very large number of points for good articles and good article reviews in every round. He is the highest scorer overall this year, with over 3500 points in total.
  6. Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions), who is competing in the WikiCup for the second time, though this will be her first time in the final. A regular at FAC, she is mostly interested in British medieval history, and has scored very highly for some top-importance featured articles on the topic.
  7. London Miyagawa (submissions), a finalist in 2012 and 2011. He writes on a broad variety of topics, with many of this year's points coming from good articles about Star Trek. Good articles make up the bulk of his points, and he had the most good articles back in round 2; he was also the highest scorer for DYK in rounds 1 and 2.
  8. Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions) has previously been involved with the WikiCup, but hasn't participated for a number of years. He scores mostly from restoration work leading to featured picture credits, but has also done some article writing and reviewing.

We say goodbye to eight great participants who did not qualify for the final: Poland Piotrus (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), Michigan Dana boomer (submissions), Prince Edward Island Status (submissions), United States Ed! (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), England Calvin999 (submissions). Having made it to this stage is still an excellent achievement, and you can leave with your heads held high. We hope to see you all again next year. Signups are now open for the 2014 WikiCup, which will begin on 1 January. All Wikipedians, whatever their interest or level of experience, are warmly invited to participate in next year's competition.

This last month has seen some incredible contributions; for instance, Cwmhiraeth's Starfish and Ealdgyth's Battle of Hastings—two highly important, highly viewed pages—made it to featured article status. It would be all too easy to focus solely on these stunning achievements at the expense of those participants working in lower-scoring areas, when in fact all WikiCup participants are doing excellent work. A mention of everything done is impossible, but here are a few: Last round saw the completion of several good topics (on the 1958, 1959 and 1962 Atlantic hurricane seasons) to which 12george1 had contributed. Calvin999 saw "S&M" (song), on which he has been working for several years, through to featured article status on its tenth try. Figureskatingfan continued towards her goal of a broad featured/good topic on Maya Angelou, with two featured and four good articles. ThaddeusB contributed significantly to over 20 articles which appeared on the main page's "in the news" section. Adam Cuerden continued to restore a large number of historical images, resulting in over a dozen FP credits this round alone. The WikiCup is not just about top-importance featured articles, and the work of all of these users is worthy of commendation.

Finally, the usual notices: If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to reduce the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 06:22, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Conscription[edit]

I was simply reverting to the way it has always been on the page. There was no real need to change it. To quote WP:ERA 'Do not change the established era style in an article unless there are reasons specific to its content. Seek consensus on the talk page before making the change. Open the discussion under a subhead that uses the word "era". Briefly state why the style is inappropriate for the article in question. A personal or categorical preference for one era style over the other is not justification for making a change.' Perhaps I have misunderstood. Dbrodbeck (talk) 18:43, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Football chant[edit]

If you look at the parent category Category:Association football culture, you'll see that almost all chants (except You're Gonna Get Your Fucking Head Kicked In) are filed in the child category/subcategory Category:Football songs and chants, and not in the parent category.

We try to build a family of categories where articles are filed under the appropriate subcategory and then the subcategories under the parent category. An article is typically not assigned to both the subcategory and the parent category, which is what is happening with You're Gonna Get Your Fucking Head Kicked In. Liz Read! Talk! 18:00, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 September newsletter[edit]

In 30 days, we will know the identity of our 2013 WikiCup champion. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) currently leads; if that lead is held, she will become the first person to have won the WikiCup twice. Canada Sasata (submissions), Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)—who has never participated in the competition before—and New South Wales Casliber (submissions) follow. The majority of points in this round have come from a mix of good articles and bonus points. This final round is seeing contributions to a number of highly important topics; recent submissions include Phoenix (constellation) (FA by Casliber), Ernest Lawrence (GA by Hawkeye7), Pinniped, and red fox (both GAs by Sasata).

The did you know (DYK) eligibility criteria have recently changed, meaning that newly passed good articles are accepted as "new" for did you know purposes. However, in the interests of not changing the WikiCup rules mid-competition, please note that only articles eligible for DYK under the old system (that is, newly created articles or 5x expansions) will be eligible for points in this year's WikiCup. We do, however, have time to discuss how this new system will work for next year's competition; a discussion will be opened in due course. On that note, thoughts are welcome on changes you'd like to see for next year. What worked? What didn't work? What would you like to see more of? What would you like to see less of? All Wikipedians, new or old, are also warmly invited to sign up for the 2014 WikiCup.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to reduce the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 23:44, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

FA WSL[edit]

Hi, I noticed your recent addition of the FA WSL to Wikipedia:WikiProject Football/Fully professional leagues was reverted. This is a long-standing, somewhat contentious issue at the project.1, 2. Although the league is considered semi-pro, it is a top-division league and articles about players, teams, seasons, etc. that can be created according to the general notability guideline are "presumed to be suitable" on Wikipedia. If you're interested, there is a taskforce dedicated to women's football that you are welcome to join. Hmlarson (talk) 20:36, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Kristoffer Olsson[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

October 2013[edit]

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St Jude Storm[edit]

Thanks. I seem to have reverted to the 'wrong version' Sfan00 IMG (talk) 11:59, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 October newsletter[edit]

The WikiCup is over for another year! Our champion, for the second year running, is Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Our final nine were as follows:

  1. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions)
  2. Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)
  3. Canada Sasata (submissions)
  4. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions)
  5. New South Wales Casliber (submissions)
  6. Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions)
  7. London Miyagawa (submissions)
  8. Poland Piotrus (submissions)
  9. Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions)

All those who reached the final win prizes, and prizes will also be going to the following participants:

  • New South Wales Casliber (submissions) wins the FA prize, for four featured articles in round 4, worth 400 points.
  • Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) wins the GA prize, for 20 good articles in round 3, worth 600 points.
  • Portland, Oregon Another Believer (submissions) wins the FL prize, for four featured lists in round 2, worth 180 points.
  • Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions) wins the FP prize, for 23 featured pictures in round 5, worth 805 point.
  • Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) wins the FPo prize, for 2 featured portals in round 3, worth 70 points.
  • Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) wins the topic prize, for a 23-article featured topic in round 5, worth 230 points.
  • Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) wins the DYK prize, for 79 did you know articles in round 5, worth 570 points.
  • Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions) wins the ITN prize, for 23 in the news articles in round 4, worth 270 points.
  • United States Ed! (submissions) wins the GAR prize, for 24 good article reviews in round 1, worth 96 points.
  • The judges are awarding the Oddball Barnstar to British Empire The C of E (submissions), for some curious contributions in earlier rounds.
  • Finally, the judges are awarding Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) the Geography Barnstar for her work on sea, now a featured article. This top-importance article was the highest-scoring this year; when it was promoted to FA status, Cwmhiraeth could claim 720 points.

Prizes will be handed out in the coming weeks. Please be patient!

Congratulations to everyone who has been successful in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and a particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have achieved this year. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition. While it has been an excellent year, errors have opened up the judges' eyes to the need for a third judge, and it is with pleasure that we announce that experienced WikiCup participant Miyagawa will be acting as a judge from now on. We hope you will all join us in welcoming him to the team.

Next year's competition begins on 1 January. You are invited to sign up to participate; it is open to all Wikipedians, new and old. Brainstorming and discussion remains open for how next year's competition will work, and straw polls will be opened by the judges soon. Those interested in friendly competition may also like to keep an eye on the stub contest, being organised by Casliber. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2014 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 01:30, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup awards[edit]

In recognition of your participation in the 2013 Wikipedia:WikiCup, in which you reached round 3, the quarter-finals. J Milburn (talk · contribs) and The ed17 (talk · contribs) 12:02, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
Awarded to The C of E, in recognition of Fucking Hell and Shit Brook, two of the oddest contributions in the 2013 WikiCup. J Milburn (talk · contribs) and The ed17 (talk · contribs) 12:11, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

WT:DYK[edit]

Thanks, I was probably on my phone and didn't notice that had happened. Legoktm (talk) 22:53, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for St Jude storm[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:05, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Tony Swatton[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 18:10, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Cyclone Bodil[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:34, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Brighton Football Club (RFU)[edit]

Hello The C of E. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Brighton Football Club (RFU), a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The article makes a credible assertion of importance or significance, sufficient to pass A7. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 16:36, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 2013 FIFA Club World Cup Final[edit]

Harrias talk 01:03, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2014 WikiCup![edit]

Hello The C of E, and welcome to the 2014 WikiCup! Your submission page can be found here. The competition will begin at midnight tonight (UTC). There have been a few small changes from last year; the rules can be read in full at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring, and the page also includes a summary of changes. One important rule to remember is that only content on which you have completed significant work, and nominated, in 2014 is eligible for points in the competition- the judges will be checking! As ever, this year's competition includes some younger editors. If you are a younger editor, you are certainly welcome, but we have written an advice page at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Advice for younger editors for you. Please do take a look. Any questions should be directed to one of the judges, or left on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will make it to round 2. Good luck! J Milburn (talk · contribs), The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 17:33, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Fermanagh Mallards F.C.[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Fermanagh Mallards F.C. at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 00:51, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

In reply to your talk page message: 1500 characters is a bare minimum. IMO the article is not complete if 4 years are missing from the team's history. As I said on the DYK nomination page, I took care of the close paraphrasing. Best, Yoninah (talk) 16:19, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Matt Cook DYK review[edit]

Thanks for the message - I'm always a bit cautious about DYK reviews, but I can see your point there and I've now given it the green tick. Cheers --Bcp67 (talk) 10:20, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

"We Three Kings"[edit]

Quick question on {{Did you know nominations/We Three Kings}} — would you mind a revised hook of that the carol "We Three Kings" (Magi pictured) was written in 1857? That's far more surprising to me than anything else in the article, since Christmas carols always seem to be these centuries-old traditional pieces with no clear origins. I'll also ask Bloom6132, who made the nomination. Nyttend (talk) 15:05, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

GA review[edit]

Thanks for the review. Sure I'll get right on that. I'll finish Money in the Bank (2011)'s review first and then I'll take that one over.--WillC 22:55, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for passing it.--WillC 08:45, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
I just finished up most of the Money in the Bank review so I'll be taking a look at it either tomorrow or the day after. Depends on the weather, a big winter storm is coming through. I may have no power.--WillC 01:34, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
I've reviewed The Power of Four and left behind some comments for you.--WillC 19:25, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Power of Four[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article The Power of Four you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Wrestlinglover -- Wrestlinglover (talk) 23:00, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Prince of Wales F.C.[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Prince of Wales F.C. at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 13:08, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Jurgen Klinsmann?[edit]

Nyttend (talk) 16:03, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Power of Four[edit]

The article The Power of Four you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:The Power of Four for comments about the article. Well done! Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Wrestlinglover -- Wrestlinglover (talk) 20:32, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Prince of Wales F.C.[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Prince of Wales F.C. at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! BlueMoonset (talk) 04:32, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Matthew Cook (rugby union)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Luke Baldwin[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Re:Wikicup bot error[edit]

I'm not going to override the bot in this case. While the article did appear on five Wikipedias at the start of the year, the Old English article was deleted because it wasn't in Old English and the notability was questionable. I'm also not convinced that your Scots is up to scratch. I'm really not keen on artificially boosting the number of interwiki links- the whole point is that this is a measure of importance. J Milburn (talk) 20:46, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

I don't know- I'm not familiar with the practices on the Scots Wikipedia, nor do I speak Scots. J Milburn (talk) 20:58, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

After a chat with the other judges, I have removed the other bonus points you had, as all five of the articles on other Wikipedias were created by you, and little touched (if at all) afterwards. Whether you're creating the articles on other Wikipedias in order to game the system or whether you just want to see the topic well-covered, this approach seems to undermine the fact that we're trying to use the interwiki links as a gauge of importance, not as something valuable in their own right. J Milburn (talk) 11:23, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

The rules are clear that "the judges reserve the right to adjudicate in the spirit of the rules, rather than to their letter". Interwiki links are our fast-and-dirty judge of importance. Equally, if we used views as our yardstick, we wouldn't be keen on people spamming links everywhere, or using scripts to insert thousands of page views. If we used the vital lists, we wouldn't be keen on seeing WikiCup participants descend onto the talk page to try to push their articles onto the lists. We haven't taken the time to list every way that the rules could be circumvented. This has only cost you 6 points- you'll still no problem getting through to the second round. J Milburn (talk) 11:40, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

I've removed the bonus points for Soldiers of Christ, Arise as all the interwikis are from this year (regardless of who created them). This is something of a bot error, so I've let Jarry1250 know about it, but I thought it polite to let you know too. J Milburn (talk) 19:49, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Fermanagh Mallards F.C.[edit]

Orlady (talk) 09:53, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken[edit]

 — Nyttend (talk) 03:20, 13 January 2014 (UTC) 16:53, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Soldiers of Christ, Arise[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Gleneagles Hotel, Torquay[edit]

Harrias talk 08:02, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Grace Gates[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for The Showgrounds (Newry)‎[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:03, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Amy Garnett[edit]

Article has issues that must be fixed. --George Ho (talk) 22:25, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Please see new note on DYK nomination page. Yoninah (talk) 01:20, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

2014 Football League Cup Final[edit]

I'm not a particularly appropriate person to approve the article at DYK, since my closeness to the subject means I'm reasonably likely to be editing it a lot – I meant my comment at DYK to be a general comment rether than a review. One thing I would say is that the proposed hooks aren't particularly engaging. Neither would prompt me to click through from the Main Page if it wasn't for the fact that I'm an avid fan of one of the teams involved. Not that I have too many alternative suggestions; matches that haven't happened yet don't really lend themselves interesting hooks. Record semi-final win? Perhaps too sport-specific for the general reader. Maybe there's some quirky fact that can be dug up about that hilariously incompetent penalty shootout. Oldelpaso (talk) 22:13, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Silver Cross Tavern[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:02, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 January newsletter[edit]

The 2014 WikiCup is off to a flying start, with, at time of writing, 138 participants. The is the largest number of participants we have seen since 2010. If you are yet to join the competition, don't worry- the judges have agreed to keep the signups open for a few more days. By a wide margin, our current leader is newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose set of 14 featured pictures, the first FPs of the competition, was worth 490 points. Here are some more noteworthy scorers:

Featured articles, featured lists, featured topics and featured portals are yet to play a part in the competition. The judges have removed a number of submissions which were deemed ineligible. Typically, we aim to see work on a project, followed by a nomination, followed by promotion, this year. We apologise for any disappointment caused by our strict enforcement this year; we're aiming to keep the competition as fair as possible.

Wikipedians interested in friendly competition may be interested to take part in The Core Contest; unlike the WikiCup, The Core Contest is not about audited content, but, like the WikiCup, it is about article improvement; specifically, The Core Contest is about contribution to some of Wikipedia's most important article. Of course, any work done for The Core Contest, if it leads to a DYK, GA or FA, can earn WikiCup points.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 19:54, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject Freedom of speech[edit]

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  3. Tag relevant talk pages of articles and other relevant pages using {{WikiProject Freedom of speech}}.
  4. Join in discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Freedom of speech.
  5. Notify others you think might be interested in Freedom of speech to join the WikiProject.

Thank you for your interest in Freedom of speech, — Cirt (talk) 21:07, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for joining WP:WikiProject Freedom of speech, most appreciated! :) — Cirt (talk) 21:10, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Re:Fermanagh mallards[edit]

No worries, I've restored the points. Must have been a bit of a miscommunication - J had left the article up on a list of ones to check. Miyagawa (talk) 19:41, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Nevill Ground PR[edit]

Hey, I don't know if you've noticed, but I've left you some feedback at Wikipedia:Peer review/Nevill Ground/archive2. Curly Turkey (gobble) 04:45, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Copyedit of 2000 UEFA Cup semi-final violence[edit]

I saw your request, and I'm beginning it now. I saw you want to bring it to Good Article status, so I'll give you some comments un-related to the copyedit but which will help the article if you're ok with that. -Newyorkadam (talk) 01:11, 12 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

  • "The deaths led to an angry reaction in England with Galatasaray fans being banned from attending the second leg." 'Leg' seems to be soccer (or football, I'm American :P) jargon. Please clarify.
  • "Leeds lost the tie 4-2 on aggregate." Same thing as above with aggregate.

That's it! Looks like a nice article, good luck :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 01:51, 12 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Channel Islands[edit]

Thank you very much for your support. Have you got any ideas of things to go on Portal:Channel Islands? Thanks, Matty.007 12:44, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Sutton High Street[edit]

The C of E, there are a few things that need to be added to your review here, including which ALT hooks are valid, plus the results of your neutrality and close paraphrasing checks. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:01, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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DYK for Roger McMurrin[edit]

Thanks for your article from the wiki and I Victuallers (talk) 00:02, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Leader of Alderney[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Governor of Alderney[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Judge of Alderney[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:04, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Politics of Alderney[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:05, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for President of the States of Alderney[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:05, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Re:WikiCup dates question[edit]

Hi there. Anything promoted/run on the MP between the end of round 1 and the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2. J Milburn (talk) 09:44, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 February newsletter[edit]

And so ends the most competitive first round we have ever seen, with 38 points required to qualify for round 2. Last year, 19 points secured a place; before that, 11 (2012) or 8 (2011) were enough. This is both a blessing and a curse. While it shows the vigourous good health of the competition, it also means that we have already lost many worthy competitors. Our top three scorers were:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer whose high-quality scans of rare banknotes represent an unusual, interesting and valuable contribution to Wikipedia. Most of Godot's points this round have come from a large set of pictures used in Treasury Note (1890–91).
  2. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions), a WikiCup veteran and a finalist last year, Adam is also a featured picture specialist, focusing on the restoration of historical images. This month's promotions have included a carefully restored set of artist William Russell Flint's work.
  3. United States WikiRedactor (submissions), another WikiCup newcomer. WikiRedactor has claimed points for good article reviews and good articles relating to pop music, many of which were awarded bonus points. Articles include Sky Ferreira, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus and "Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus song).

Other competitors of note include:

After such a competitive first round, expect the second round to also be fiercely fought. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2, but please do not update your submission page until March (UTC). Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 00:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Reliable sources[edit]

Thanks for your review of the Sacarello's DYK nom. As for your comment on the sources, I've been wanting to ask the following question for a while. I'm of the opinion that Neville Chipulina's site should be considered a reliable source. Although technically a blog, it's arranged as a regular website which serves as a collection of articles. Moreover, Chipulina is a subject matter expert insofar as Gibraltar's social history is concerned and has published articles in the Gibraltar Heritage Journal. The Gibraltar Heritage Trust also recently bestowed him with a special commendation, specifically for his website. So my question is if there's some way of having this site approved/white-listed as a reliable source? Thanks, --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 18:21, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

P.S. I'll have a look at your footy DYK nom later.

Apologies for not having reviewed your DYK nom on the Prince of Wales F.C. but I've been busier than expected in real life. Good news is someone has already passed it and it's now in the queue. Thanks again for this Gib article :) --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 21:37, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for 2014 Football League Cup Final[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 07:47, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group D[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group D at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! —Bagumba (talk) 20:32, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for London Irish Amateur[edit]

Thanks for another contribution Victuallers (talk) 08:02, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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DYK for UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group D[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Challenge[edit]

Well done on Wan King Path. I was wondering if you could do something similar with File:Man Fuk Rd.jpg... BTW, it's a residential district developed in the mid 1960s. Or maybe File:To Fuk Road.jpg? -- Ohc ¡digame! 13:45, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Segar Bastard[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Oval (Belfast)[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article The Oval (Belfast) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Cloudz679 -- Cloudz679 (talk) 06:30, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Prince of Wales F.C.[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 02:07, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Women's Premiership[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:09, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Bristol Ladies[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:09, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Darlington Mowden Park Sharks[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:10, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Lichfield Ladies[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:10, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Richmond Women[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:11, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Saracens Women[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:11, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Wasps Ladies[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:12, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Worcester Ladies[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:13, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Aylesford Bulls Ladies[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:13, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Thurrock T-Birds[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:13, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Oval (Belfast)[edit]

The article The Oval (Belfast) you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:The Oval (Belfast) for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Cloudz679 -- Cloudz679 (talk) 20:10, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for St Lawrence Lime[edit]

Thank you for the new article Victuallers (talk) 08:02, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Wan King Path[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Rew.[edit]

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I was thinking of taking a look att Quod scripsi, scripsi. Would you mind adding the thought I found while reading the refs, (Ref3, page 414-415) the unconscious role of Pilate, as pointing to Krist as The King. Hafspajen (talk) 17:23, 18 March 2014 (UTC) I was thinking of reviewing it. If I start working on it isn't that a conflict? Hafspajen (talk) 17:33, 18 March 2014 (UTC)


I am quite new in reviewing. Last time I changed the hook, and someone else put the tagg- reviewed, because of that... well?Hafspajen (talk) 17:40, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Right. Was not thinking changing yours Hafspajen (talk) 17:48, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, since I am reviewing this article, maybe you would like to add: According to Sabrina Longland this event demonstrate the role of Pilate as an unconscious Christian agent showing the role of Jesus and his significance. (page414) Pilate gives also the impression to have been unwilling to permit the execution of Jesus, he tries to release him and he washes his hands afterwards saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood; you will see." Matt.

Otherwise I might add it myself, later. Hafspajen (talk) 20:50, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Also, I think some re-wording of the hook is necessary for clarity. Like... Pilate replied Quod scripsi, scripsi to... when they asked why did you wrote Jesus was a King? (or something like this). Hafspajen (talk) 20:59, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
  • By the way:Jesus Christ is risen today, see here

File:JesusChristIsRisenToday.MID

  • Anything you like for your article? Hafspajen (talk) 16:02, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Oval (Belfast)[edit]

The article The Oval (Belfast) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:The Oval (Belfast) for comments about the article. Well done! Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Cloudz679 -- Cloudz679 (talk) 10:31, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for The Oval Gasholders[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 10:53, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Ride On, Ride On in Majesty![edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Ride On, Ride On in Majesty! at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! DoctorKubla (talk) 16:25, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Review of Captain Ahab[edit]

Hello, thanks very much for your kind review of Captain Ahab (Moby-Dick). I thought I'd let you know I've been editing the page since your review, and have added a second alternative hook to the nomination. I am not sure if this is allowed, though. But it would be in Wikipedia's interest to come up with the best hook one can.MackyBeth (talk) 18:02, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Church of St Mary the Virgin, Fawsley[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Church of St Mary the Virgin, Fawsley at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Prioryman (talk) 10:44, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

By the way, this is a really long page - nearly 400Kb by now. You might want to think about archiving some of it! Prioryman (talk) 10:45, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Segar Bastard[edit]


WikiCup 2014 March newsletter[edit]

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

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

DYK for Little Cockup[edit]

Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 00:02, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Amy Garnett[edit]

Thanks for making April 1st special Victuallers (talk) 08:03, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

LMAO, that's one the funniest hooks I've ever seen, only I can't imagine she or many women would find it amusing..♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:00, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Hehe yeah, I know, that's what makes it funnier to me is that you can take it literally seriously or interpret it otherwise! I suppose if it was worded that "Amy Garnett is England's most prolific international female hooker" then it would be even more obvious!♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:07, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for United States v. Article Consisting of 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Fugging[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:04, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations! A most interesting article and a fascinating read. — Cirt (talk) 19:22, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup error[edit]

Hi there- this is just a quick note to apologise for a small but important mistake in the last WikiCup newsletter; it is not 64 users who will progress to the next round, but 32. J Milburn (talk) 18:45, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Ben Maidment[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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review in time
Thank you for spontaneously reviewing St Matthew Passion structure and helping it to a Main page appearance on Good Friday that made history, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:43, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 88th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:12, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

St John Passion[edit]

The question of Talk:All Glory, Laud and Honour regarding Bach is open. Which of the chorales in St John Passion structure would it be? Please clarify that Bach didn't use anything in English. Does "use" perhaps only mean: used the concept of the text, in the opening movement? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:01, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply on my talk, please let's keep it here. How would Bach use the tune of something English? You might say that one chorale is on the same tune, - they sang many on the same tune. I still don't know which one it would be. - Sorry, I am way to busy to look into your article more deeply, enough to approve or not. What do you think of merging with the Latin? What of stressing that the original author didn't write in English? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:10, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
One more question: "Triumphal entry into Jerusalem". Since when is the entry called "triumphal", in time I mean? I have the feeling that the addition of "triumphal" was well after the hymn was written. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:19, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Hymn found[edit]

I found the connection of All Glory and St John by chance here when I started the hymn that Bach actually used. Please take the refs from the linked article to explain how that melody was composed in 1613 and sung in the Middle Ages, or am I confused? Well, all is possible if the Middle Ages people sing in English ;) - Did you see that I use {{infobox musical composition}} for hymns? -Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:46, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Church of St Mary the Virgin, Fawsley[edit]

slakrtalk / 10:43, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for All Glory, Laud and Honour[edit]

slakrtalk / 09:58, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

I wonder what tune in which language he sang ;) - DYK ... that Bach composed Himmelskönig, sei willkommen, BWV 182, for Palm Sunday as his first cantata for the Schloßkirche (pictured) of the court in Weimar? - That was in 2011, with a cute edit, which made me insert a pic of the entry, with a donkey (although the time of the painting doesn't match that of the composition). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:39, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Ride On, Ride On in Majesty![edit]

slakrtalk / 17:43, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

All Glory, Laud and Honor[edit]

As far as I've been able to tell, the default hymnal for the LDS is the US version, (though I believe there is a separate UK version, at least with different patriotic songs at the end). As such, I believe that the article there should use the US spelling. Also, given that you linked it, can you let me know when you expect to create the article?Naraht (talk) 17:49, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

The string that you wl on the page had a comma after Laud, so it was still red. I have fixed it and directed it to the page for the hymn but with Honor having the American spelling. See https://www.lds.org/music/library/hymns/all-glory-laud-and-honor?lang=eng for the default spelling (American) for the LDS church.Naraht (talk) 17:57, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Quod scripsi, scripsi[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 17:32, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for All Creatures of Our God and King[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:33, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Jesus Christ is Risen Today[edit]

Thanks for helping the wiki on Easter Sunday Victuallers (talk) 08:18, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Thine Be the Glory[edit]

Happy Easter and have a good Sunday Victuallers (talk) 16:02, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Easter hymns[edit]

I can't believe that we have no cat Category:Easter hymns. You made most, will you create it? I have a red link (needs a review) ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:21, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

DYKs and the WikiCup[edit]

Hi- I was just looking through some of the DYKs you've submitted this round, and I note that there has been some concern with a number of them concerning inadequate length/sourcing. As I'm sure you know, we've had problems with articles that aren't quite ready being submitted to DYK as a part of the WikiCup in the past- in the interests of avoiding this sort of controversy in the future, could you please do what you can to ensure that articles are "ready" before submitting them? You're welcome to message me if you'd like a second pair of eyes on a particular article. I hope it won't be necessary, but the judges can and will remove articles from your submission page if we feel that substandard articles are being submitted. J Milburn (talk) 19:42, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

I'm seeing people raising issues on a number of the nomination pages- In my experience, you generally shouldn't need much discussion at DYK noms (for comparison, here are my five most recent: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5). I've not looked at these issues in depth, but a glance suggests that the concerns may have some merit. Take Template:Did you know nominations/Ride On, Ride On in Majesty!- the nomination page is actually longer than the article, and the article required a number of edits from others; looking at it now, I'm still hardly convinced by the sources. A lot of the articles are extremely short, and others have commented on this (this is something which has attracted some ire in the past- large numbers of short articles submitted as part of the WikiCup). On more than one occasion, you've been questioned on less-than-stellar sourcing: Template:Did you know nominations/Church of St Mary the Virgin, Fawsley and Template:Did you know nominations/The Oval Gasholders are recent examples. I'm not saying that these are terrible articles, I'm just saying that it may be worth spending a little more time on future submissions before nominating them. I hope this is a little clearer. J Milburn (talk) 21:50, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
I understand that mistakes happen, and I understand that some articles are going to be shorter than others. I'm just trying to alert you to a possible problem before it happens. The WikiCup is coming under fire at the moment, and I don't want the issue of poor DYKs to raise its head again. J Milburn (talk) 22:10, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 15:25, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Billy Boys[edit]

The C of E, your most recent edit of this article, to the lyrics, has left the ending looking very odd: it ends with a colon, and nothing after it. Please clean this up right away. If it's still like this, it's going to stand in the way of the DYK nomination getting promoted for a set on May 3. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 07:43, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Digby Tatham-Warter[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:00, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Review[edit]

Hello The C of E, can you review Template:Did you know nominations/Gustav Scholz. I hope you would.--Skr15081997 (talk) 13:52, 3 May 2014 (UTC) I would be very thankful to you if you review the above DYK nom.--Skr15081997 (talk) 08:24, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 April newsletter[edit]

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

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