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Welcome back![edit]

Not sure if you remember me; you were the one who granted my account rollback rights all the way back in the fall of 2008 (back when I was known as "Master&Expert"). Pleased to see you're active again. =) Kurtis (talk) 02:42, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

You Only Live Once?[edit]

"Yolo"..? Random twelve-year-olds write "yolo" in our online encyclopedia? Excuse a non-native speaker, but what do they mean by it? I see you've even edited Yolo (a dab page)! So… is yolo really an annoying phrase used by 5 year olds whenever they get in trouble for spilling their juice box..? Even Google doesn't know. Bishonen | talk 15:42, 31 January 2013 (UTC).

Barnstar of User Protection![edit]

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I hereby award you the Userpage Shield for helping to squish the vandals of user pages and user talk pages by Anons, and to help users protect their pages when they've been vandalized. --Thomas (The Lord of Time) (talk) 02:34, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for Protecting Macintosh! That page was getting out of control! Andrew Wiggin (talk) 03:33, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Timeline of PlayStation 3 SKUs[edit]

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The article Timeline of PlayStation 3 SKUs has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

This can be covered just as well, if not better, in the primary PlayStation 3 article. Similarly, there are no articles regarding Timeline of Xbox 360 SKUs and Timeline of Wii SKUs, so how is a PlayStation 3 article any more necessary?

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. GSK 06:01, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:WikiProject Xbox[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:WikiProject Xbox has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. JJ98 (Talk) 09:18, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

header[edit]

I suggested an alternate hook and wanted to be sure you had the opportunity to weigh in. DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·cont) Join WER 01:03, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for NGC 5585[edit]

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2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting[edit]

You are invited to the 2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting, on 20 July 2013 in Boston! We will be talking about the future of the chapter, including GLAM, Wiki Loves Monuments, and where we want to take our chapter in the future! EdwardsBot (talk) 09:24, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Main page interwikis[edit]

Hi Thingg. I've just noticed that you've recently updated the languages templates on the main page with interwiki links to Georgian and Latvian Wikipedia as two language-editions that exceed 50,000 articles. Could you please also consider the inclusion of Macedonian and Hindi Wikipedia since both of them appear to merit the same? Best regards.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 01:20, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi. You might be interested to see some of the archived discussions on the thread to get insight of what has been discussed in the past. I agree with you that the inclusion of new links will make the sidebar rather long and will make it necessary to set the threshold higher in order to maintain its current size, but having a selective approach of which links should be included does not seem to be the right solution. Can you tell me on what merits the Macedonian and Hindi Wikipedia are less qualitative than the Georgian and Latvian Wikipedia to revoke their inclusion and put them back for discussion? Or why the Georgian and Latvian Wikipedia should be granted special right to circumvent the discussion there and thereby be included in the templates? In my opinion, all of these Wikipedias are qualitative enough for inclusion and should find their place in the templates. Best regards.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 20:38, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Neptunium[edit]

I hope you won't mind if I do some work in your sandbox on the article? :-) Double sharp (talk) 10:08, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

(Should I use Kelvin or Celsius as default temperature unit? Is that codified in the MOS?) Double sharp (talk) 10:12, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

(I know it's not an FA, but I honestly feel berkelium is a better model than U and Pu for the Np article.) Double sharp (talk) 11:34, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

that's fine by me. It's definitely better to keep the technical stuff later in the article if we can. Thingg 18:32, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
OK. I was also thinking that maybe we don't need to go into such detail about Np purification. We can save that for the comprehensive reviews like Yoshida...
(P.S. If you're interested in working on any other elements, I've been thinking for about a year on making iron an FA, but never got around to it. Perhaps once we get Np done?! :-P I can tell it would be scary due to massive history, but it's one of the most popular element articles, after all...) Double sharp (talk) 12:54, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
Yeah that's fine. Tbh I was kind of thinking the same. Maybe like do a paragraph or two the part about how it's separated from nuclear reactor products and then a couple more discussing the other ways it can be done. And yeah that sounds like it could be a nice project. I was thinking either that or aluminium would be good since both of those are pretty high traffic and I'm not feeling ready to tackle gold at this point haha. I do want to get Np mostly done (and maybe take a small break after that) before I get into iron though. Thingg 18:41, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Still thinking about the layout and where to put Np's solution chemistry. Feel free to discuss. I would put it just over oxides and hydroxides – the ions are found in acidic solutions and in basic solutions you instead get the (aqueous or solid? are these soluble?) oxides and hydroxides. See the new section I wrote! :-D Double sharp (talk) 09:53, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Greenwood and Earnshaw Double sharp (talk) 10:46, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

(Can I overwrite the talk page for your sandbox? Because I don't really like having to spam you with a new message notification every time I have something I want to tell you about the article, and putting it in the article looks ugly. HTML comments are easily to miss.)
The history section should extend somewhat past the discovery. Surely it does not just end there? (Bk has this problem too. If not for that it would probably be nearly FA-ready. In terms of usage Am, Cm, Bk are better models, especially Am because it can reach those high oxidation states like +6 and very unstable +7. Kinda like Np really. Cf is marginal: I think mav cut too much out. But that's another article, and well, he did get FA.) We should continue with isolation at the very least, and then some major milestones. (I've been looking at this from a chemical perspective, so I'm not too sure at the moment what these milestones are. Later.)
There should be clearer links between hydroxides/oxides and solution chemistry.
More details for the MeV neutron applications
I think fissionability should be under isotopes rather than atomic structure. The other as I see it should have electron configuration, how this impacts physical and chemical properties (like Yb), atomic radius other stuff blah blah blah. This is especially interesting because Pa is when 5f starts filling, Pu is when the complexity is greatest, U and Np are on the cusp.
compare Np more to its neighbours U and Pu. Feel free to also do other actinides, but that's not a must, only when relevant.
Is there any source explicitly stating how Np-238 and Np-240 are made. (I can see how, but don't see how that would be remotely detectable.) Furthermore where does Emsley get his info from that Am, Cm, Bk, and Cf are natural. (Es should be too.) I would prefer a published paper to just him. We have published papers for Np-237, Np-239, Pu-238, Pu-239, Pu-244, and I dunno what other Pu isotopes.
You mention Np is very mobile, why? I wanna know. I suspect the reader also wants to know. Double sharp (talk) 13:18, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
moved stuff to sandbox talkpage Thingg 19:34, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Userfication request[edit]

Could you please userfy Donkey Kong's animal buddies and Kleever for me? I feel there is helpful content in those two articles (even if the latter is poorly written). I'm trying to reserve non-copyrighted, deleted Wikipedia articles. Thanks. 2005-Fan (talk) 14:00, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done see your talk page. Thingg 20:08, 19 October 2013 (UTC)
Would you be willing to see if there are any revisions where some gaming guide content is removed in Donkey Kong's animal buddies? I know that happens sometimes. Also, Wizpig used to be an article, but was deleted in 2007 and re-created as a redirect in 2010 (also with List of non-Kremling Donkey Kong enemies, created as a redirect in 2011). Same goes for Krunch, which was deleted in November 2007. I hope my userfying requests aren't becoming ridiculous; it's just that I think the information is useful elsewhere, but not here on Wikipedia. People have put effort in those deleted articles, y'know.
Oh, and a quick tip. When you restore pages, you might want to move them to my userspace (e.g. 2005-Fan/Kleever) like what happened with Game Zero magazine (an admin restored it and moved it to a sub-userpage of the requested user with the article's name. He also didn't leave a redirect to the original article.
Thanks for the help, Thingg :). Basically, I also want Wizpig, Krunch, and List of non-Kremling Donkey Kong enemies userfied. 2005-Fan (talk) 21:23, 19 October 2013 (UTC)
replied again Thingg 22:29, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
Are you fond of my idea of reviving certain Wikipedia content and userfying it? There are useful gaming guide information on those articles that are helpful; they might not be suitable here, but they definitely could be for another wiki. As I stated earlier, people worked hard on those articles, and I don't want to put their work to waste.
So why are you more than happy to userfy some non-illegal or copyrighted articles for me? A nice administrator, I suppose? Also, I found Kritter, another page that I want userfied (it's a redirect, but there was userful information prior to it being a redirect). 2005-Fan (talk) 23:12, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

asking for help on another element[edit]

Hey, I'm trying also to finish up working on Flerovium and GA-ing it. I have a sandbox specifically for it; could you help? (Kinda hard to find sources for that last section – history of island of stability, how this impacts nuclear properties of flerovium isotopes, etc. You have been warned, should you try.) Double sharp (talk) 15:17, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

header[edit]

Hey man, you speedy deleted my page "Appreciate What I'm Doing". Can you please let me know what i need to do to get it back and be able to stay up? or what am i not mentioning that i should. thank you sir — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bryce Williams (talkcontribs) 00:34, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Image deletion SFOBBESR[edit]

Please see article talk for my justification for reverting your edits.

- Leonard G. (talk) 06:22, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

In response to your ping in the article talk, I think it appropriate that we continue our discussion on the talk page, where you may review (and respond if desired) to my comments. The press of various non-wiki matters has delayed my response to your ping and I appreciate your patience. Best wishes, - Leonard G. (talk) 05:27, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

User lobbying for support[edit]

User:Region190 has been lobbying User:Aleksa Lukic to help him/ her edit war on Commons. Please see here I have kindly translated the Serbian into English. As an admin would please advise them that lobbying for help edit warring is against Wikimedia Policy. Regards IJA (talk) 10:11, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Tedious wikilawyer stuff[edit]

Hi,
I completely share your frustration here. It's a long-running POV problem and we need more action against POV-warriors. However... WP:ARBMAC requires a warning before imposing ARBMAC sanctions, and whilst the editor has had various warnings about problematic editing on that topic (and on other wikis too), none of them mentioned ARBMAC. Perhaps this would affect sanctions. I don't know whether that's a problem; over to you... (Of course, if there are more edits then a block would be uncontroversial anyway) bobrayner (talk) 14:47, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Film cast lists[edit]

Thank you for looking in at Template:Did you know nominations/The Stand Up. Just to assure you, per MOS:FILM, cast sections of film articles do not usually require citations. This is one of those rare instances where consensus allows such information as reflected in a film's on screen credits. Best regards, Schmidt, Michael Q. 04:42, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

RFPP declines[edit]

I'm not entirely sure how the McLaren F1 hasn't had enough recent vandalism to warrant protection. There are 8 outright vandalism edits from the last 3 days alone; 4 occurred today. It's clearly just one user doing this, given the IP range (dynamic IPs, obviously), but even so, that should be more than enough for some form of semi-protection (or even pending changes), failing that. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 17:05, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Protection of Template:ESp[edit]

I filed a request to change the protection level of Template:ESp from full- to template-protected, and you marked it as already protected. Can you clarify what you meant here? Jackmcbarn (talk) 16:18, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Hello.[edit]

Hello Thingg,

I am an anonymous that very rarely contributes to Wiki. I left a comment on this talk page and user IJA responded with some form of threat. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:FkpCascais&diff=prev&oldid=584588007

I would like to know is this the usual manner of conversations and will he suffer any penalty or not simply because I am just an IP. Several of them (IPs) to be precise, but that is not my fault.

TaaTaa 212.178.225.61 (talk) 11:30, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Threatening a sock that they will get blocked is quite reasonable. bobrayner (talk) 07:46, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
Prove it. TaaTaa 109.106.224.161 (talk) 19:14, 12 December 2013 (UTC)
I really don't know what is going on here, but I haven't seen anything that warrants sanctions for anyone imo. If you're not being disruptive, you'll be fine. Thingg 20:19, 12 December 2013 (UTC)
Hello again Thingg, boobrayner deleted my post on a talk page completely. Is this by the wiki book of rules? http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk%3AKosovo_War&diff=587497816&oldid=587497406 Will you help me out? TaaTaa 109.106.234.94 (talk) 13:51, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Given how obvious it is that you are socking (and are almost certainly Evlekis), and the fact you're deliberately misspelling Bobrayner's username in a potentially offensive way, I think it's quite obvious as to why you're being reverted. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 13:54, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Not Evlekis, admins can check, I am called a sock, I guess that is not an insult in your book. I left opinion on talk page, there is no reason for it to be deleted. Those who have truth on their side have no reason to delete other peoples "nonsence". My edits on that page are backed by sources and common sence. ;) TaaTaa 109.106.234.94 (talk) 14:07, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Protection of some Pages[edit]

Hello Thingg Can you fully Protect some pages called the Earth Jesus Barack Obama George W Bush the White House Washington DC Osama Bin laden Vandalism and New york please for highly vandalized pages - 5.70.123.253 (talk)

Template:Did you know nominations/FTC v. Actavis, Inc.[edit]

Please stop by. If the tick you added to Launchballer's review was a reflection of your own review of the article, please make it clear. Otherwise, there were reasons why the tick had not yet been appended; maybe you can check them yourself. I've cancelled out the tick for the moment so the nomination isn't promoted before this is sorted out. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:57, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

WP:RFPP[edit]

Hello Thingg, I saw that you protected the One Piece page and I would like to thank you for that. However, do you think you can raise the protection period for longer than a couple days? Its last protection period (which was for a month) had just ended three days ago and the vandalism returned in waves. I am sure it is likely to return after just a three day protection, so considering the protection history and recent protection period, a longer amount of protection is appropriate. Cheers, STATic message me! 20:01, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

I kind of guessed something like that happened, but thanks alot. Face-smile.svg STATic message me! 20:09, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
Now that the article's been locked for two months, would it be a good idea to try pending changes after one month (that is, downgrade to PC on or around January 15)? Because of the article's previous protection history, it would probably be a good idea to keep it semi-protected for a month, but what about PC afterwards? Thanks. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 05:39, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Re:Merle Allin[edit]

Thanks for protecting the page. The Merle Allin thing is sort of a mess. He's a minor musician that I'm not personally interested in, but I've seen a slow revert war going on at the article for 4+ months involving several editors and anon IPs, so thought I would get some policy involved. CCS81 is an occasional editor interested in the subject who has worked to keep unreferenced info out of the BLP, and Wissingwm was working to add unreferenced, dubious content. It seems likely to me that some of the IP editors are socks of Wissingwm, and possible that this user's recent revert of an IP is intended as distraction from this, but again, because I don't care much about the topic, I haven't been willing to escalate, and CCS81 may not be aware of policy options open to him.Dialectric (talk) 21:52, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Now that the IPs are blocked, Wissingwm has resumed revert-warring over the content. I left him a message about this back in November, and got no response. Unless you have other suggestions, it seems like this should go to Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard to get resolution.Dialectric (talk) 23:26, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography[edit]

Hi, thank you for your review. I've expanded the prose section in the article and was wondering if you could give it another look? - JuneGloom Talk 14:34, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Edit warring[edit]

Hi, you blocked this user for 3RR. After unblock the user continues the same edit war. What do you thingk about more block?. - Altenmann >t 10:00, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Looking deeper into history (of Belarusian_American), I'd rather suggest full article protection, because it is a long-going revert was of IPs and registered users alike. - Altenmann >t 10:03, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
FYI, it's been protected. I just contributed to this discussion.--Elvey (talk) 19:14, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Your vandalism accusation[edit]

I see you have accused some IPs of vandalizing Earthquake_prediction. What prompted you to do so? I haven't visited the page recently, other than to crib some quote formatting from it today, when I happened to notice the page protection you imposed, asserting persistent vandalism and adding {{op-vandalism}}. I see some edit warring, but I don't see any vandalism (other than this one drive-by), after reviewing the 40-odd edits this month. --Elvey (talk) 18:29, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

(Note: ah well -rules for Pending Changes: "Like semi-protection, PC protection should never be used in genuine content disputes, where there is a risk of placing a particular group of editors at a disadvantage.")--Elvey (talk) 15:45, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Thingg was prompted by a request for protection, following "40-odd" instances of edit warring by an anonymous editor who would not engage in discussion on the Talk page. That an incorrect template was used is beside the point, and hardly amounts to an accusation. Hopefully it is no longer needed.
Not that this should concern Elvey, who, as an auto-confirmed editor, was not disadvanteged in any way. And certainly it would have no connection with his previous content dispute at that article. ~ J. Johnson (JJ) (talk) 20:32, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
FYI I unprotected it to see if we're good now. I will keep an eye on it though. Thingg 22:04, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Please do. It would be good if constructive edits by users other than that page's owner had more than a slim chance of survival; it would require an admin's attention. Thank you; seemed prompt to me! Happy holidays! --Elvey (talk) 23:00, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Constructive edits by others — as distinguished from the junk material that Elvey has previously insisted on adding — would be welcome. But I doubt Thingg cares to have this argued on his talk page. More to the point is that already we have resumption of the addition of the same questionable material by an anonymous IP. As Elvey presumably would have no objection to the prevention of edit-warring, I will attempt a rollback. And of course, as Elvey (presumably) would not be affected by re-application of protection, presumably he will have no objection to that, either. ~ J. Johnson (JJ) (talk) 22:47, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
The anonymous, undiscussed edits continue. ~ J. Johnson (JJ) (talk) 20:40, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

The Wolverine[edit]

Would you mind taking another look at The Wolverine (film)? The protection you recently placed on it has lifted and as soon it did the vandalism resumed. Perhaps a lengthier protection is needed. Thank you.--TriiipleThreat (talk) 13:17, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

One Piece[edit]

Hello Thingg. I noticed that you semi-protected One Piece for about two months. I was wondering: would it be a good idea to experiment with PC when the protection has reached the one month mark? (which should be sometime next month) Or is that not a good idea? Thanks. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 07:45, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

By the way, Merry Christmas!

New England Wikipedia Day @ MIT: Saturday Jan 18[edit]

NE Meetup #4: January 18 at MIT Building 5
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You're invited: Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March[edit]

Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March - You are invited!
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New England Wikimedians is excited to announce a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons that will be taking place at colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts as part of Wikiwomen's History Month from March 1 - March 31. We encourage you to join in an edit-a-thon near you, or to participate remotely if you are unable to attend in person (for the full list of articles, click here). Events are currently planned for the cities/towns of Boston, Northampton, South Hadley, and Cambridge. Further information on dates and locations can be found on our user group page.
Questions? Contact Girona7 (talk)

You're invited![edit]

NE Meetup #5: April 19th at Clover Food Lab in Kendall Square
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New England Wikimedians would like to invite you to the April 2014 meeting, which will be a small-scale meetup of all interested Wikimedians from the New England area. We will socialize, review regional events from the beginning of the year, look ahead to regional events of 2014, and discuss other things of interest to the group. Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

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Edit-a-thon invite[edit]

Conchita[edit]

Could you please add a photo of Conchita Wurst to the ITN section. I have added a appropriate photo to the winners ITN nomination.--BabbaQ (talk) 00:36, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

How should I proceed[edit]

Hi, this is regarding my declined RPP request for Babur. I'm not sure how to proceed. The IP-hopping user continuously is replacing See also links with those specific three which are already linked multiple times within the article--an obvious violation of MOS:SEEALSO. Replied but ignored my explanations on User talk:182.182.7.228 and User talk:182.182.70.7. Does this still make it a valid content dispute?

I know this is silly but if it weren't for this obvious MOS violation, I would have compromised...actually I wouldn't even care. So, should I just let this be? -Ugog Nizdast (talk) 05:32, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

your neptunium sandbox[edit]

completed two more sections. Now we just need organometallics and biological role and precautions and it's ready for mainspace. The first looks easier. Double sharp (talk) 08:31, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial edit-a-thons[edit]

Adrianne Wadewitz edit-a-thons in Southern New England
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As you may have already heard, the Wikipedia community lost an invaluable member of the community last month. Adrianne Wadewitz was a feminist scholar of 18th-Century British literature, and a prolific editor of the site. As part of a worldwide series of tributes, New England Wikimedians, in conjunction with local institutions of higher learning, have created three edit-a-thons that will be occurring in May and June. The events are as follows:

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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Userfication request that does not seem automatic[edit]

You are listed at Category:Wikipedia administrators willing to provide copies of deleted articles and since I don't want to inundate the people whose names start with the letter a, I have jumped to the Ts (given my username). I have made a request at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive262#Userfication of deleted and salted content. The article has been deleted through AFD twice and the first time was upheld at DRV. The first version was 49KB readable prose, while the second version was 33KB readable prose. Although many have argued the second was a recreation of the first, two separate admins reversed their own WP:G4 deletions upon further review. It seems that a third admin speedily declined another G4 although I am unable to see the history right now and did not notice this during the second AFD. I have a long history at successful recreations (12 articles now at WP:GA are formerly deleted articles that I have recreated, including "Cat Daddy" which was deleted 4 previous times). The second AFD seems to be an indictment against any future recreation of the article, which is befuddling to me. I would like to learn something from this seemingly odd result. I have requested a userfication that includes history and talk page so that I can investigate policy/guidelines. So far the best userfication offer was by Floquenbeam to restore it for a fixed 2 week expiry. I have stated that 2 months would be more appropriate than 2 weeks because no policy discussion can be guaranteed to conclude within 2 weeks and I have several that I would like to pursue. Floquenbeam, has stated his hesitance is based on assumptions of bad faith regarding my intentions and that I have made a phantom "refusal to agree not to bug people about tagging or edits they made to the article prior to deletion" which I never made (I was actually concerned about the 2 week expiry and forgot to assent to the request). I am unable to discuss things with Floquenbeam who has not edited in 3 days (since 20:43, 28 May 2014). As a frequent recreator of content, I would like a chance to become a better editor by examining the various policies related to this outcome with the content available for illustration and instruction.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 14:22, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Just so you know, Tony has forum-shopped this request at Wikipedia:Deletion_review/Log/2014_May_6 and then Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard#Userfication_of_deleted_and_salted_content where he received answers he disliked. He has since requested on 9 different admin talk pages, including: User_talk:TParis, User_talk:Thingg, User_talk:Titoxd, User_talk:Thespian, User talk:Tawker, User talk:The Placebo Effect, User talk:Thehelpfulone, User_talk:Toon05, & finally User_talk:ThaddeusB who restored the article on request to User:TonyTheTiger/Jabari Parker's high school career. I apologize for spamming this message, but since Tony has failed to let you know that he has forum-shopped to successfully get the outcome he wanted, I felt you all deserved to know that you do not need to respond to his request. Cheers, TLSuda (talk) 16:43, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

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New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.

Actinides[edit]

I finished off the last sections and put it in mainspace, it being somewhat complete now. Double sharp (talk) 07:49, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

I nominated it for GA, as I think it's ready. I think all the transuranics from Np to Es could reasonably become FAs in the near future (Bk is the closest, in my opinion). Double sharp (talk) 07:54, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
It passed! (^_^) Double sharp (talk) 08:08, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

In case you want to do an even more important actinide, I'm working on Th in my userspace. Originally I was going to do other elements first, such as Tm, alkali metal, Fl, etc., but given Mav's retirement I felt I ought to do something to thank him for all that he did for WikiProject Elements. So I chose Th given that it was one of the things he said he planned to work on. (Another one was Be, but that's already a GA, so improving Th would be better for our readers.) Nevertheless, writing neutrally on Th as a nuclear fuel isn't easy for me, especially as I don't know as much about that than about the chemistry of Th. So if you want to help (hint hint...) ;-)

As for Np, I asked R8R Gtrs for some tips on how to make it an FA, which will probably be given in August. Eventually it would be really sweet to make Actinide a featured topic. (We're not that far from a good topic: we need Th GA, which is important, and we need Md, No, Lr GAs, which are really unimportant and can be simply produced following the style of one of my transactinide GAs like Mt.) Double sharp (talk) 11:06, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

I did Md, No, and Lr. The first has been promoted: the second two are just awaiting reviewers. I think they are already ready. Then we just have thorium left to do. Double sharp (talk) 21:37, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Do you want this?[edit]

Wikiproject Video game is having a bit of a spring clean, and this popped up Portal:Xbox 360/about . Does it serve a purpose? Can it be deleted? - X201 (talk) 15:34, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Portal:Xbox 360/about[edit]

Portal:Xbox 360/about, 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/Portal:Xbox 360/about and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Portal:Xbox 360/about 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. X201 (talk) 08:38, 18 September 2014 (UTC)