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Your GA nomination of The Boat Race 1989[edit]

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Please fill out your JSTOR email[edit]

As one of the original 100 JSTOR account recipients, please fill out the very short email form you received just recently in order to renew your access. Even though you signed up before with WMF, we need you to sign up again with The Wikipedia Library for privacy reasons and because your prior access expired on July 15th. We do not have your email addresses now; we just used the Special:EmailUser feature, so if you didn't receive an email just contact me directly at jorlowitz@gmail.com. Thanks, and we're working as quickly as possible to get you your new access! Jake (Ocaasi) 19:48, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

I did that 12 hours ago. Did I not do it correctly? The Rambling Man (talk) 21:18, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

User Prosfilaes[edit]

Has accused me of putting falsehoods or lies into an aviation template. On 4 occasions. Here[1], here[2], here[3], here[4] here[5] and here[6]. There's probably an edit or two more. It's not true. The italics and bolds were removed per consensus, reverted, and then reversed again while a new discussion was started. This editor needs something, possibly a block, to shut him or her up....William 21:28, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

It's hard to see in the history, since it's a template in a template, but at the time he made those changes, the template said "Accidents with more then 50 fatalities are italicized". He then removed the italics from accidents with more than 50 fatalities. I've explained this elsewhere, like on the talk page of the template, but he has been more interested in accusing me of personal attacks then listening to the complaints about content.--Prosfilaes (talk) 21:45, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Note- I also put this up at Sphilbrick's Talk page....William 21:34, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Please disregard this TRM, Sphilbrick is handling it. That's unless you want to weigh in over on his talk page....William 22:31, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Boat Race 1990[edit]

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DYK for The Boat Race 1997[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 09:58, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

DYKs[edit]

Hi TRM, congratulations on being your usual proficient self with regard to The Boat Race. Here's the latest batch of DYKs:

Thanks, Matty.007 13:16, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Matty, TRM, I think it's time for some quid pro quo reviews to be offered. The Rambling Man is perfectly capable of nominating his own articles if he thinks they're appropriate for DYK, and with these four, Matty has nominated ten of TRM's boat race GAs at this point. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:31, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
I won't list them as such, and I may do some Prep building instead in the absence of Gatoclass, but I will do some form of help in the next few days. Thanks, Matty.007 15:41, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: I don't want to nominate my own GAs for DYK but I am more than happy for User:Matty.007 to do so. Please don't litter my talk page with your trash talk. If Matty has done something against the rules, fine. If not, pipe down. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:27, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 23 July 2014[edit]

DYK for The Boat Race 1989[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 10:58, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Boat Race edits[edit]

Hi. What was wrong with using the flag icons for nationality? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cantab12 (talkcontribs) 15:16, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

See WP:ICONDECORATION. The Rambling Man (talk) 16:33, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

ITFC season[edit]

Hello, thank you rectifying the problem. I didn't realise I left it like that. Skyblueshaun (talk) 20:15, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Chronological summary of the 2014 Commonwealth Games[edit]

Per the references, it looks silly now at the bottom. We should just cull it in the column and add one for the day. It could be tagged per your daily log of activities at the top instead of EVERY link. I would do it, but someone came along being pedantic. Youre an admin so its better you do it?Lihaas (talk) 02:02, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Not at all. Being an admin doesn't mean I have any more control over the content of articles. The Rambling Man (talk) 06:13, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for The Boat Race 1986[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:09, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Peer review[edit]

Hi, could you have a look at Wikipedia:Peer review/List of Test cricketers who have taken five wickets on debut/archive1? Regards, —Zia Khan 22:28, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Done. The Rambling Man (talk) 18:00, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Boat Race 1980[edit]

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User: WattleBird's reverting against consensus[edit]

I have no time to delve into this. Please take it to WP:DRN or similar. Sorry. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:16, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Consensus has been made on an edit at the American Dad! article as shown by the discussion here Talk:American Dad!#Season 11 & season 12 dispute, yet User WattleBird has reverted despite consensus and is now pretending like various editors agree with him when they've actually expressed disagreement with him.

I have made every attempt to avoid an edit war and be reasonable with User: WattleBird regarding this edit at the American Dad! article, that includes reaching out to individuals at Fox and starting up the discussion at the talk page so as to seek a consensus regarding the edit all as shown here Talk:American Dad!#Season 11 & season 12 dispute. All my efforts have been met with disruption from the user. As you'll see by the article, all editors who have contributed to the discussion besides WattleBird himself and 1 other user have expressed opposition to his desired edit.

The long and short of the editing dispute in question is that season 10 of the American Dad! aired during 2013-14. A 15-episode season 11 is to begin on October 30, 2014, on TBS. However, Fox recently issued a new report that there are 3 episodes left to air on Fox on September 14 and September 21. WattleBird believes this recent announcement is reason to change everything up, so that the 3 episodes of American Dad! on Fox are considered their very own season, a "microseason 11" as he describes it, and now the 15 episodes on TBS, a season 12. As shown by the discussion, all editors besides 1 user have expressed opposition to that.

When consensus against the 3 episode micro-season became clear, I went ahead and edited the article accordingly but was reverted by WattleBird here [7]. On the article, he went so far as claiming that a user who blatantly disagreed with him had agreed with him, as shown in the following link where he states he received no opposition from User:Spongey [8]. However, here is User:Spongey's input in that discussion in which he states pointblank "no season 11 and season 12 shit" [9]. Furthermore, User Spongey is even shown incorporating the three episodes as the end of season 10 in the following link [10].

Yet WattleBird somehow believes this user has agreed with him and that he hasn't received any opposition. As shown by WattleBird's own talk page here, he has a long history of getting blocked for edit warring and seems to be showing an eagerness to bicker and edit war with me. I simply do not have the patience for this type of behavior which is why I have come to you. If you could put a stop to the editor's disruptiveness, that be much appreciated. Thank you! AmericanDad86 (talk) 11:16, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

The reason I feel consensus hasn't been reached is because you haven't clearly explained why you feel the micro-season isn't valid and provided reason why the FOX press release that labels the episodes that air in September as a "season premiere" is incorrect. Your initial comment used "evidence" such as articles that were based on now out-of-date information and a "lack of Google search results". You haven't explained yourself properly and instead have just waited for enough people to align themselves with what you've wanted all along and then pounced and edited it and feel you should have your own way. You haven't been actively involved in the discussion at all.
You seem to think all you needed to get consensus was to get enough "votes", but you also need to explain yourself with valid arguments which you just haven't done and, for some reason, refuse to do. You MUST explain yourself so that if someone comes along in six months time and tries to edit this particular issue, they can be pointed to the talk page and can read the entire discussion to understand why it is the way it is - as it stands, they would just see a vote which is what you've turned this into. - Wattlebird (talk) 18:16, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.


Boat race articles[edit]

I didn't bring this up in the GA review, but what are you thoughts on including the equipment used in these races? I am sure they have changed many times over the years, and may not actually be known in many cases, but I thought interesting to know what kind of boats, oars, etc. that may be used.Neonblak talk - 19:32, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes, it's a good point, but the general The Boat Race article should or will cover this. When significant changes have taken place, e.g. the intro of blades, I've covered it in The Boat Race 1993 (including nice pictures). The Rambling Man (talk) 20:21, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Boat Race 1988[edit]

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DYK for The Boat Race 1990[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:38, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Boat Race 1992[edit]

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can you please help me on ebola[edit]

Not sure how to add right. please help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.121.16.108 (talk) 20:16, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

I'm guessing you're "Ramble man."[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is please add the needful to ebola page. Thank you. Ian.thomson (talk) 20:54, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

what a great guess. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:18, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Boat Race 1999[edit]

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Really, really pleased to inform you. --NickPenguin(contribs) 01:40, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Peer review request[edit]

Good day The Rambling Man, I was directed here from the list of peer review volunteers. Can I check if you would be willing and able to help peer review the Money in the Bank (2011) article about a professional wrestling event. I have already reached out to the Professional Wrestling Wikiproject and several of its members, so I was hoping to have general editors comment on the article as well. Thank you! starship.paint ~ regal 13:16, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

I'll see what I can do! The Rambling Man (talk) 18:01, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks again! :) starship.paint ~ regal 08:28, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Boat Race 1994[edit]

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Your GA nomination of The Boat Race 1995[edit]

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Your GA nomination of The Boat Race 1996[edit]

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Your GA nomination of The Boat Race 1998[edit]

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Chris Gragg[edit]

Chris Gragg is a current featured article candidate. If you have the time, please do take a look. Thanks. Seattle (talk) 15:21, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Indeed I will. I am away from now until Sunday morning, but will certainly add it to my to do list. Thanks for all your help. The Rambling Man (talk) 15:23, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Boat Race 1999[edit]

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Football featured lists[edit]

Hello, I'm writing an article about Napoli's records and statistics. I'm finding previous Featured Lists about the same topic to be a huge help, and many seem to follow the same format. Digging through the histories and the candidations it looks like you're the "original" writer/creator. I just want to say congratulations on your amazing job setting the format for the lists (if it was indeed you), and I hope you don't mind that I'm drawing inspiration (and at times stealing whole phrases) from your lists! Zidanie5 (talk) 23:19, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

@Zidanie5: Thanks. I'm sure I wasn't the first but by the looks of things, it won't be the last! Good luck with your list. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:49, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for The Boat Race 2011[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:51, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

The Boat Race 2014[edit]

Can you add the weight converter to stone and pounds, some of us still don't work in kg!♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:38, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

I used the info in the RS which was kg only. If you can use the {{convert}} template to switch kg to st and lb, be my guest! The Rambling Man (talk) 21:48, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Peer review: Didier Drogba[edit]

Hi. I listed the Didier Drogba article for peer review and from the volunteers list I can see you review football articles. That being said it would be much appreciated if you offered your input to turn the article into FA-class material, to which I think it's very close. You can see the discussion here. Davykamanzitalkcontribsalter ego 02:16, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Done. The Rambling Man (talk) 06:57, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your extensive input. I'll get to work on the article as soon as I can. Davykamanzitalkcontribsalter ego 19:35, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:57, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

User:Fatjoe431[edit]

This guy is a sock puppet of Drizzyruiz (talk · contribs) (see past archives on his talk page) who is block evading and vandalizing my talk page. Could you please take of it? Erick (talk) 07:13, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

The user is vandalizing my user page his IP 2602:306:C5F4:DA90:E5E2:F158:3301:66EA (talk · contribs · WHOIS). Erick (talk) 07:33, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Special:Contributions/Te og kaker[edit]

He/she is disrupting editing on China Girl (song), can you please block him/her? 183.171.174.10 (talk) 07:45, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Boat Race 1981[edit]

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Your GA nomination of The Boat Race 1991[edit]

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Your GA nomination of The Boat Race 1981[edit]

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Your GA nomination of The Boat Race 1991[edit]

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Redirect to my userpage[edit]

Please explain How/why did this happen? Please use {{Ping}} if you respond here. Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 06:31, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Someone else moved your user page to the mainspace, I moved it back. No need to thank me. The Rambling Man (talk) 06:33, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Okay Thanks nonetheless. —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:45, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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

A barnstar for you![edit]

Minor Barnstar Hires.png The Minor barnstar
Nice job getting The Boat Race 2012 to FA. NickGibson3900 - Talk - Sign my Guestbook 05:32, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

+1. Good work, sir. I think the TFA slot for 11th April 2015 is yours for the asking! BencherliteTalk 08:14, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

I'll take it. What a delightful birthday present (and a special one too)! The Rambling Man (talk) 09:21, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

The Boat Race 1870[edit]

Just notifying you of the fact that I just created the 1870 boat race page. I am telling you because you seem to like to update the totals. NickGibson3900 - Talk - Sign my Guestbook 08:28, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. The Rambling Man (talk) 09:23, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Didier Drogba[edit]

Hi. I need you to help me keep an eye out for Chelsea-fan1 on the article, you being a sysop and all. Been making unconstructive edits all day. Me and Jaellee have been keeping the article in check but it looks like he won't let up and it's gonna escalate into an edit war. Davykamanzitalkcontribsalter ego 16:54, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Looks like it's done. Will keep checking it. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:15, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah he went ahead and violated 3RR now. Apparently efforts to solve the dispute have been useless and I've reported him here. Davykamanzitalkcontribsalter ego 19:51, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 13 August 2014[edit]

Your GA nomination of The Boat Race 1982[edit]

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Your GA nomination of The Boat Race 1982[edit]

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