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Hello Tucoxn: Thanks for all of your contributions to Wikipedia, and have a happy and enjoyable New Year! Cheers, Northamerica1000(talk) 19:25, 31 December 2012 (UTC)



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Alfred 'Ken' Gatward

Hello. I see you added a curation note on this page - Alfred 'Ken' Gatward - I created. I've tried to decipher what needs to be done but can't fathom what's required. If you can update the first reference, I'll follow suit on the others. Or, alternatively, direct me to a page with the correct citation format and I'll update the page accordingly. Cheers Londonclanger (talk) 11:16, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

I changed two of of the references on Alfred 'Ken' Gatward using {{cite news}} and {{cite web}} but I could have used {{London Gazette}} for at least one if I had known that template existed when I made that first edit. That should be enough to get you going on Gatward. It looks like you've created a bunch of pages already using the same reference style -- I'm not surprised this issue hasn't been mentioned by another editor because properly citing references can be a real pain. However, there are several templates you can use for making neat citations (and explanations on how to use them) at Wikipedia:Referencing for beginners, Wikipedia:Template messages/Sources of articles#Examples, Category:Citation templates, and Wikipedia:Template messages/Sources of articles/Citation quick reference (the most concise). - ʈucoxn\talk 12:53, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
Boy, what a palaver that is! Any hoot I followed suit and completed the citations and removed the notification. I could see myself spending more time on completing citations than writing articles... Cheers for the advice ttfn Londonclanger (talk) 15:34, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Steve Hall (criminologist)

Note that the editor claiming to be the subject of the article has now changed their position about wishing for the article to be deleted and wants it to be kept (albeit with the proviso that the article is protected.) If that changes your position in the AfD, then we can close the AfD as withdrawn by the nominator. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 23:46, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

WP:GOCE January backlog drive award

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Hi, I only made the page you noted for deletion, because I wanted a 'redirect' to the page in another language. I don't have time to translate these articles, and I was told that it was simpler to make a redirect. However, there has to be a wiki page of some kind first!172.14.57.185 (talk) 08:00, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks

Speedy deletion declined: En.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz Ritterbusch

Hello Tucoxn, and thanks for patrolling new pages! I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of En.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz Ritterbusch, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: SS-Obersturmführer is a high-ish rank in the SS, and in my opinion this meets the low bar of A7. You may wish to review the Criteria for Speedy Deletion before tagging further pages. Thank you. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 08:14, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. I think the anon editor above (IP: 172.14.57.185) was talking about that page. You can see that the anon editor only wanted to make a redirect to a foreign language wiki article, something that I think is outside WP policy. Anyway, the article had to be deleted to be moved. I'm glad you moved it. This was part of my intent for the CSD nomination. Mr. Stradivarius, thanks again. - ʈucoxn\talk 08:22, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

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Yes check.svg Done: thanks. This is corrected. - ʈucoxn\talk 19:04, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Don't re-prod

Re International School of Project Management: the rule book says very clearly that anybody, including the article's author may remove a prod tag and once it has been removed, it must not be put back. The next stage in cases like this is AfD. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 23:04, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done: This has been corrected per WP:DEPROD here and here. I suppose you noticed these changes. Thanks. - ʈucoxn\talk 01:11, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

The talk page message was inaccurate: you did not second the prod - you reinstated it. Seconding a prod is the use of the {{prod2}}. More importantly, presumably you still think the article should be deleted, so why did you not take it to AfD? — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 14:30, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done again: I updated the talk page here. This took more time and I don't know if it's ok to post modified templates like that but I suppose it's more accurate regarding the seconding issue. Thanks for being a stickler for details.
I didn't take the International School of Project Management article to AfD simply because I'm hesitant to open one of those discussions. I don't want to build a history of proposing/starting deletions that get denied, as happened here. In that case, an admin. subsequently moved the article, and re-proposed it for deletion, similar to what you suggested not to do. His PROD got denied here. Thanks again. - ʈucoxn\talk 21:15, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

No - this was not a re-proposal for deletion. It was a first time prod and totally OK. If a speedy is declined and you still think an article unsatisfactory, then prod or AfD are the options open to you. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 22:48, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

I know I've seen this before elsewhere (doesn't mean that it's right, though). In fact, an admin re-proded this article here (it's easier to see it in the article's still short history). I admit, I did it there too but that was before you gave me an apt notification. Perhaps this part of the WP:DEPROD policy should be included in the PROD template. Looks like the bold font is not enough - ʈucoxn\talk 12:10, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Centerless grinding DYK

Thanks for reviewing my DYK nomination; this was my first nomination, and one of the first articles I significantly contributed to. Thanks so much! Kierkkadon talk/contribs 14:20, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Thank You Very Much!!! :)

Hi Tucoxn! Thank you so much for reviewing my very first DYK nomination, and I actually wanna thank you for the latter half of your comment specially! It feels good when you say you'll be ready to help develop it... And I'm glad!!! Thank You and Cheers Ajayupai95 (talk) 01:18, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi Ajayupai95, Although I would like to read it, I unfortunately have not read the book and don't have access to it at my local library, which is rather small. There are several content issues in the article that someone who has read the book should fix. While I might be able to de-orphan the page, expanding the article to the right DYK length (1500 characters of prose) should be done by someone who has read the book. - ʈucoxn\talk 01:30, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

AWB

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DYK nomination of Metroxylon vitiense

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Articles for deletion

Hi, regarding your comment at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Edit (application), I found that too be a bit uncivil (eg: does the nominator have something against historical Apple software) I actually found all the articles at once from at link at the Edit article. It was already tagged for notability and I could not find anything for it. You can prove me wrong without those fairly uncivil comments, by adding reliable sources and addressing my concerns in the article (thanks for starting to do that according to your recent response). Please just assume good faith and stay civil. TBrandley (what's up) 21:17, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

I must agree with you and I removed those comments. I did not intend to be uncivil. It might have helped had you explained in your AfD nomination that you found all the articles at once from at link at the Edit article. It was overwhelming to see all of those articles proposed for deletion at once. Thanks for your contributions! - ʈucoxn\talk 21:32, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
That's fine, thank you. I had actually been searching through articles with notablity concerns that contain the {{GNG}} template and ran into the Edit article. Thanks for your contributions as well! TBrandley (what's up) 21:39, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Suwa FC

Hi. Think you might have made a couple of errors in the move here. Firstly the move itself should not have been made as it is not, as you would have been I formed when attempting the move, uncontroversial since both the old and new files show the spelling of the club to be Suwa not Suva. Just because they are from Suva doesn't mean the club would be spelled the same way, particularly as Ws and Vs are readily interchanged in pronunciation.

The second issue is with the logo you have substituted. Firstly there is no indication that that is a more up to date logo and from the state of the image my first impressions would be that it is probably not. Secondly there is a technical issue with the fair use rationale you have added. You state the source of the image is another wiki but this image does not have a correct fair use rationale as it does other state from where the original image has come from.

I'm not saying your changes were wrong but they are currently unsourced and contradictory to the images supplied. Also you need to update the f.u.r. Fenix down (talk) 22:34, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Sorry my eyes deceived me it is spelled with a v so you can ignore my comment above although I think the issue with the fair use rationale still stands as currently the image is unsourced. Fenix down (talk) 22:46, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
I think the "Suwa" logo was either a well-intentioned graphic editor's mistake or a hoax. Either way, I live in Suva and the updated graphic is what I see on shirts here. Some new looking graphics (here and here) appear on facebook pages (here and here) but I don't know that those graphics are the official logo. Bottom line: I need to find some sources. - ʈucoxn\talk 23:21, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
Well it certainly seems that that logo is the correct one. I was surprised at such a simple logo, but weltfussballarchiv is usually quiet reliable. I wonder whether we can use the facebook link as the source for the image (which is clearer than the current upload and in colour). It appears to be an official page, and to be honest I can't see many questions over reliability being raised. Who would do a fake page?! Maybe it would be better for you to replace the current image with the first one above that just shows the logo alone and to alter the f.u.r. so it points to the facebook page. Fenix down (talk) 16:21, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
I understand. I'd like to ask some people (again, I live in Suva) to see if the images on the Facebook pages are really the official logos being used on shirts. Unfortunately, the majority of Fiji professional association football teams have not put their own crests on their game jerseys for several years; the Fiji Football Association logo and sponsors logos appear on jerseys now but team crests and logos appear on fan shirts -- Labasa F.C. is an exception because of their strong fan base. Lots of these so called "Official" Facebook pages are not sanctioned by the team -- this is a phenomena in many developing countries and I wouldn't be surprised it the above referenced pages were hoaxes, as such. It's Friday here -- give me at least until Monday to do some research on this. Thanks. - ʈucoxn\talk 19:33, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

RfA: thank you for your support

Tucoxn, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support during my recent RfA. Your late-breaking support, and willingness to do your own homework, meant a lot to me. Warm regards, Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 19:26, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

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Re: Operation Storm Prose

Hi. Thanks for volunteering your time and efforts to copyedit the Operation Storm article. Indeed the sentence you pointed out at my talk page was unclear. I tried to clarify the situation breaking down the sentence in two and moving the information around a bit. Please see how that worked out. I also took the opportunity to fix a small inaccuracy pertaining to JNA translation offered - Serbian and Croatian names differ slightly there. Cheers!--Tomobe03 (talk) 01:29, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi again. I noticed your fine copyedits, but there's one item I'd like to check with you additionally. You changed "Krbava Polje" to "Krbava Field". Even though Croatian word "polje" indeed translates into English as "field" and some sources do term the area as "Krbava Field", this is somewhat different situation. Polje is a term in English as well, denoting karst plains - such as the Krbava Polje/Field. I was unsure which term to use as both are found in sources and even though polje is a valid term in this specific situation, I was concerned that the term might be too "scientific" in this, arguably non-geological article. What do you think?--Tomobe03 (talk) 11:16, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for keeping an eye on my copyedits. I took a moment of reflection when I make that change, even looking up the Battle of Krbava Field as well as the translation of Polje as a karst field. As someone knowledgable on the subject, do you think the activities on 7 August 1995 on Krbava Polje were at the same location as the 9 September 1493 Ottoman battle? Another option (and better, I believe), would be to keep the term "Krbava Polje" and the wikilink to Krbava but make it read "approaching from the opposite side of the Krbava Polje (Croatian: Polje or karst field)" (which is "approaching from the opposite side of the [[Krbava|Krbava {{lang|hr|Polje}}]] ({{lang-hr|[[Polje]]}} or [[karst|karst field]])"). (Also, note that the link for karst field redirects to polje.) This copyedit notes that "polje" is an English and a Croatian word (I think it's indeed a pan-Yugoslav word). I don't think it's poor editing to add this bit of geology/geography to a military history article, especially since it would now be part of a translation; in fact some military operations enthusiasts might be interested to know that part of the campaign was fought on land like other poljes. Your thoughts? - ʈucoxn\talk 13:54, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
I'm not quite sure how to handle the polje/field issue - when I opted for one writing the article, I had to choose something but I was far from certain what would be the best solution. I'd prefer a simple solution but I cannot honestly say which one should it be. As far as the 1493 battle is concerned, yes that's the same geographic area (mind you, the Krbava Field covers 67 square kilometers, and exact spot of the 15th century battle is anybody's guess).--Tomobe03 (talk) 14:07, 8 March 2013 (UTC)


Regarding "Lička Kaldrma" mentioned in the 8-14 August 1995 section, is this the town/village of Kaldrma (translation: network of paved roads) with a population of about 30 in the Lika region? Ideally, there should be at least one wikilink here since this is the first/only time the town is mentioned in the article, if it's a notable town. I imagine there's a couple correct spellings of Lička/Lika, depending on the language. Thanks! - ʈucoxn\talk 00:55, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Actually, the village's the same, except that its name was changed from Lička Kaldrma to just Kaldrma at some point between 1995 and 2013. Not sure when though. There's nothing spectacularly important about the village, except its position on the border (see: hr:Kaldrma) is where the specific unit noted in the article reached the border.--Tomobe03 (talk) 02:28, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Hi again. At the Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Operation Storm A-class review an issue was raised regarding exclusion of all translations of terms in the article that do not substantially add to the article - with specific examples listed at the review page. I tend to agree, so I'll remove some of those, hope you don't mind.--Tomobe03 (talk) 14:48, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Metroxylon vitiense

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Thanks much

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Happy Easter!!!

Happy Easter!

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Reply

Thanks for the reply and it did help out. By the way, do you ever archive your talk page at all on routinely manner? Just letting you know on the latter, it tends to build up quite a bit. Sundogs talk page sandbox 02:12, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

GOCE March drive

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user blocked while an adoptee

Re: Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Banaticus, I was rather upset with what happened to Darkfire. 1) When he got into trouble I felt he should have asked me for help instead of going and smashing his head against a wall. Just be calm. 2) I felt that the person who blocked him should have come and said something to me instead of indef blocking him -- he had an adoptee message on his page and obviously he needed more guidance. I was trying to provide that, but 3) I can't possibly oversee every edit an adoptee makes, especially when they don't bother to let me know ahead of time what edits they're making and don't bother sharing when they get into trouble. I have a job, at the time I was also enrolled in college classes -- I can't watch a person's edits 24/7 or generally even watch edits as frequently as every few days. If an inability to provide constant unceasing overwatch means that I shouldn't be an adopter any more, well I stopped adopting quite a while ago. Banaticus (talk) 13:52, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

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Assasination (Wait, no!) Revision: Assassination

Thanks for catching such a simple mistake. I will be nominating this article for GA status soon, that typographical error might not have boded over so well. QatarStarsLeague (talk) 05:26, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Melchizedek

I presume you didn't notice that your edit there was a minor correction to a previous post that said he created the Great Pyramid of Giza. Dougweller (talk) 06:57, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Indeed, I did not notice that. What an amazing feat it would have been! I'm glad you removed such unsubstantiated information from the page. - tucoxn\talk 10:16, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination

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Fixed. Shubinator, thank you for running such a useful bot! - tucoxn\talk 10:16, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

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The other way around

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OOPS! See my reply at Template:Did you know nominations/Ivan Petrizhitsky-Kulaga. - tucoxn\talk 08:47, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Tête nucléaire océanique

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DYK nomination of Shagging (baseball)

Thanks for the review! Could I trouble you to help me move the nom to the Special occasion holding area near the bottom of the page and create a heading for May 3. And don't worry, you didn't take any of the humour out of the article. "Shagging baseballs" still gets the meaning across – who knew that shagging inanimate objects could cause such harm. —Bloom6132 (talk) 20:49, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I made that move but I think you can do that yourself in the future. I don't think moving the DYK nomination to the special occasion holding area will alleviate additional scrutiny. - tucoxn\talk 21:26, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
Cheers! —Bloom6132 (talk) 21:46, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

French translation

Hello. I was on Wikipedia:Translators available and notice that you were on the list for French to English translators and wondered if you could translate fr:Pierre d'Orléans (1845-1919) to Pierre, Duke of Penthièvre? Thank you.--The Emperor's New Spy (talk) 22:46, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Sorry no need for German, that was a typo...I just generally go around wikipedia looking for biography of historical figures that other language wikipedia have that the English wikipedia is lacking and seeing if other users would like to translate them. --The Emperor's New Spy (talk) 22:06, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
Did you forget?--The Emperor's New Spy (talk) 09:06, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure if you're watching this, or the userspace draft, but I am slowly continuing the translation after taking a hiatus from it. I hadn't forgotten but it was overcome by other events for a while. You may be interested in looking at the progress. - tucoxn\talk 01:35, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Looks great. Thank you. I think it is good to go.--The Emperor's New Spy (talk) 00:55, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

April GOCE Blitz

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Your templates at Haji Baz Gul Afridi

Hello,

Could you tell me why each of the template was added? I am pretty sure almost none of them are justified, not after the long discussion he had at the IRC over it. TheOriginalSoni (talk) 00:54, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

You can certainly feel free to be bold and remove them if you wish. Give me a while to respond directly to each template as there are lots of problems with that article. - tucoxn\talk 01:02, 23 April 2013 (UTC)
I added 9 templates. Here is my rationale for each (Stating "I believe" is a way of expressing my interpretation of the article and the article creator's username — reasonable people can certainly differ on their interpretations of such things.):
  1. {{refimprove}} - Added because I believe that there are "some, but insufficient, inline citations to support the material currently in the article".
  2. {{coi}} - Added because I believe the "article is biased or has other serious problems as a direct result of the editing done by the subject of the article or a person with a close connection to the subject". Specifically, I believe the article creator is "professional public relations staff" for the subject.
  3. {{pov}} - Added because I believe the article lacks a WP:Neutral point of view.
  4. {{disputed}} - Added because I believe the I believe the article creator was acting on behalf of the subject and may have added factually inaccurate content.
  5. {{BLP sources}} - Added because this is an articles about a living person and I believe it "need[s] additional references, and [is] therefore in need of immediate attention."
  6. {{original research}} - Added because I believe the article creator was acting on behalf of the subject and added unreferenced information, like for example "Since 1999, he was not directly involved in politics."
  7. {{recentism}} - Added because I believe this article places "undue emphasis on recent events" — indeed, it was likely originally written at this time because the subject is a candidate for an upcoming election.
  8. {{unbalanced}} - This template adds articles into Category:Articles needing more viewpoints. It was added because I believe the article creator was acting on behalf of the subject and added unbalanced information, in favor of the subject. I believe the article could benefit from additional viewpoints.
  9. {{uncategorized}} - Added because the article had no categories. Demiurge1000 added Category:Pakistani politicians here and rightfully removed that template.
You can certainly be WP:BOLD and remove whatever templates you want — this is wikipedia. Indeed, Demiurge1000 removed a few and I don't intend to revert those edits. I do not expect you to respond here to each, or any, of my comments.
I hope that adequately responds to your question. - tucoxn\talk 01:42, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

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Copyedit

Hi there, Tucoxn. I don't know if you remember me, you copyedited the article Cane Ashby for me a few months back? Anyhow, I was wondering if you would have any interest in copyediting the article Adam Newman. I completely understand you are probably very busy, but I just thought I'd ask to see if you would be interested. Thanks! Regards, Creativity97 21:39, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi Creativity, I noticed that you listed this article on the WP:GOCE request board in late April. Please put a {{copyedit}} template on the article. The June 2013 GOCE Blitz will run on June 16–22 and I will try to edit it then. Also, the peer review link seems to be broken on the talk page. Working on the Cane Ashby article, I found that I'm not much a fan of soap operas, though. - tucoxn\talk 22:31, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
I'm not quite sure why the peer review link is broken, perhaps it was deleted, or it was messed up and never fixed? I don't really know. I will do that, and because you're not really a fan of these types of articles I'll only ask you to do this one then, so you can focus on other articles you enjoy editing. Thanks so much! Creativity97 01:06, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

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thanks for unediting my vandalism on the book of mormon :) (brother of jared page) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.48.77.165 (talk) 00:50, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

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Can you respond to this? Thank you. πr2 (tc) 12:21, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

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My description of Richard Ingle was meant to be constructive

My contribution of giving a description to Richard Ingle on Ingle_(surname) was NOT vandalism. The book written about him is subtitled "Maryland Pirate and Rebel". See the first page: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26958/26958-h/26958-h.htm

It seems odd Richard Ingle is the only Ingle on that page that has no description. If you look at the history, he plundered Maryland, so I think "pirate" is a very accurate description. If you want to water it down, you could just say he was a "colonial seaman and privateer", but that's lame IMO. Please reconsider your edit here.

Fijian Wikipedia

I can delete pages there, but I would prefer letting a local admin handle these requests: fj:Category:Candidates_for_speedy_deletion πr2 (tc) 00:26, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Again. ;) πr2 (tc) 01:38, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done in July... just keeping up with the talk page! I'm checking the recent changes on Fijian Wikipedia daily or sometimes more often. - tucoxn\talk 02:46, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

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Was trying to add Travis d'Arnaud to the notable people section, but could not seem to understand that new editing function. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.81.130.146 (talk) 22:38, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done: Thanks for the note. I was going to fix that for you, but I noticed that the article on Travis d'Arnaud says he was "born and raised in Lakewood, California". I see why this happened and it might be worth reporting as a bug in VisualEditor. - tucoxn\talk 22:58, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

thank you, saw the error. Sorry about that. Have a nice day. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.81.130.146 (talk) 23:33, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

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Hi, I'm Prestonmag. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Bridgeford school, and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you. Prestonmag (talk) 15:35, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Green tickY Thanks for the notification. It looks like that page got reviewed/curated when I nominated it for speedy deletion with CSD G12 (copyvio and a duplicate of <http://www.bridgefordschool.com/about/about.htm>). The page was since deleted by NawlinWiki. Thanks again for the notification! - tucoxn\talk 22:04, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

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Hi. Could you help me with the articles César Cielo and Thiago Pereira??? I need urgently a native speaker of English to review the grammar of these articles, and leave them without errors of tense, verb agreement, finally, to get the grammar correct. Nobody helps me, and these articles are in GA, can not pass only because of that. I think in 1 hour, at most, it's possible to let these 2 articles with perfect grammar. Rauzaruku (talk) 00:00, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Hello Rauzaruku. The prose in those articles could use some serious work. Also, (not including the lists) they're 3921 words and 2818 words, respectively; which means that each article would likely take me more than an hour to copyedit up to the GA standard. You did the right thing by listing them at the WP:GOCE requests page. It also looks like you already asked APerson to do the copyedit, which was accepted here and I don't appreciate being the second/backup person requested to do this. I'll try to get to it but I rarely take personal copyediting requests. I strongly suggest that you ask your GA reviewer for more time since there are no deadlines on Wikipedia. - tucoxn\talk 00:32, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
I've asked to APerson, but it was three days ago, and he seems extremely busy, so I think he would not do so early this copyedit. I have no intentions of doing so many different articles from GA, until because of the difficulty in this aspect (language), but these two items I really like to put in GA. And I'm getting kind of despair. The article may not even turn GA, but I would like him to stay in perfect grammar... 2 more days and I'll end up asking for more time. Rauzaruku (talk) 00:51, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
I'll edit César Cielo for you. In the future, would you please spread your requests around to different editors or be a little more forgiving with deadlines. I requested a deadline extension from the article reviewer at Talk:César Cielo/GA1 that I expect to be honored. I'll start editing the article in the near future. - tucoxn\talk 00:40, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

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Hi Tucoxn, what's the status of your copy-edit of the above article? Your last edit to it was at 11:07 (GMT), on 20 August 2013‎, and you haven't declared the copy-edit done on the GOCE Requests page.‎ Can you please let us know whether the request is completed so it can be be archived, left alone or returned to the list for another editor to work on? If there's no update or activity in seven days, I'll strike your acceptance and return the request to the list for someone else to take up. Thanks. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 03:49, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi and thanks for the note. I want to finish the copy-edit of this article. I've been spending the bulk of my editing time on smaller things and editing this article takes more energy and effort. Thanks for prompting me -- I will get back to it! - tucoxn\talk 04:43, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
No worries; thanks for the update. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 22:09, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - I finished the copyedit this morning. - tucoxn\talk 22:36, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the Clarification!

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I want to thank you very much for your copyedit at the César Cielo article. I'll take even the copyedit to implement improvements in English in other articles. Now they began to make the GA process of another article I've edited: Thiago Pereira. I've ordered 20 days ago a copyedit, but nobody has done the same, yet. If you are interested, I would be honored with another copyedit done for you. If not, no problem. I understand it must have been tiring doing the Cielo copyedit, I do not want to be boring, or require too much. Rauzaruku (talk) 14:19, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi. I will start working on the Thiago Pereira article after September 1, if someone else hasn't already claimed it. It looks like nobody has yet removed the duplicate links from the César Cielo article. The Thiago Pereira article also has several duplicate links (including to Michael Phelps, which is linked twice in the header section -- sloppy). You can find the duplicate links with the tool found here: User:Ucucha/duplinks. I strongly suggest that you remove the duplicate links in both articles. In this part of Wikipedia's Manual Of Style it says: "Generally, a link should appear only once in an article, but if helpful for readers, links may be repeated in infoboxes, tables, image captions, footnotes, and at the first occurrence after the lead." A decent reviewer will request that change, so you should do it anyway. - tucoxn\talk 03:51, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
Done! Thanks for the tool. Rauzaruku (talk) 14:11, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

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Meaning of a federated athlete, in Brazil = Person / thing that is federated, united in confederation. One who is part of a federation. I don't know if the United States use another term, when the athlete begins to participate in championships defending a club or a state / national federation or something. It's like "it's no longer an amateur, is defending anything official, and he is receiving money, cost assistance, support, stay and study" I just don't know exactly how to explain, if he is defending his club or a federation of a Brazilian state, as an American was defending Florida or Texas or any other state. But it's like a profissionalization. Rauzaruku (talk) 21:33, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

I took a sample of the Triathlon Federation of the State of São Paulo (a state of Brazil) site: "Be a federated athlete! In 2013, in addition to the São Paulo Championship, we have three major national competitions in São Paulo: Brazil World Cup, the Brazilian Championship and the Brazilian Championship Duathlon Paratriathlon. Only with the Unified Registration "in the day" (with everything ok, updated and paid), you will be able to federate and punctuate at these state and national championships, and can help Sao Paulo to rise in national Ranking and still qualify for the World Championship." Rauzaruku (talk) 21:43, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Rauzaruku, before reading this article I had never seen the term "federated" used in this way before. Usually, the words "confederated" and "federated" are used when talking about a government. I also looked it up in google and only found Spanish and Portuguese related websites using the term related to athletes. Can you point me to a Portuguese language page about athletics that uses the term "federated" (when translated into English)? We'll try to get the correct English term from that. Thanks! - tucoxn\talk 00:50, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
Well, CBDA (the high level Brazil's organ in terms of swimming) is the Brazilian CONFEDERATION of Aquatic Deports. The words "federation" or "confederation" are widely used in Brazil in the case of any state or national sports association. It is a designation used for government agencies of the Brazilian country or Brazilian states, like "Brazil Federation of Tennis" or "Rio de Janeiro Federation of Water Polo". The page I've cited before is that: http://sptri.org.br/seja-um-atleta-federado/ , calling people to "be a federated athlete". Rauzaruku (talk) 01:15, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
This page gives some notions on the subject: "To participate in events and competitions held by the Federation of Jiu-Jitsu in the state of Espirito Santo, teachers and athletes need to regularize the membership. athlete may only participate in an association affiliated, and the FEJJES document with the seal of 2013. deadline for submission of documents to the entity is April 25. " - http://globoesporte.globo.com/es/noticia/2013/04/campeonato-capixaba-de-jiu-jitsu-tem-1-etapa-marcada-para-maio.html Rauzaruku (talk) 01:31, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
I've corrected it. Can you continue with the copyedit? The reviewer is asking for it too. Thanks. Rauzaruku (talk) 02:29, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

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Thiago Pereira

Hi Tucoxn, what's the status of your copy-edit of the above article? Your last edit to it was at 22:17 (GMT) on 10 September 2013‎, and you haven't declared the copy-edit done on the GOCE Requests page.‎ Can you please let us know whether the request is completed so it can be be archived, left alone or returned to the list for another editor to work on? If there's no update or activity in seven days, I'll strike your acceptance and return the request to the list for someone else to take up. Thanks. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 00:09, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

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I've finished the c/e (it nearly sent me to sleep!). Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 03:47, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, I've been occupied with other off-WP things. You can see why it took me so long to get this article and César Cielo to the point where they were. - tucoxn\talk 18:17, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes I fully understand that RL must take priority. They are very boring articles, thank you for working on them. ;-) Thanks for the update, happy editing. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 22:13, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

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Request for Help with Translating a Citation

Hi Tucoxn, There's an article at http://www.lemonde.fr/vous/article/2007/09/05/fredy-girardet-il-faut-arreter-avec-les-gouts-brouilles-et-sucres-des-plats-d-avant-garde_951504_3238.html that some of us could use some help with regard creating a citation for [Frédy Girardet]. Could you help us out? Transcendence (talk) 01:20, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

I got a look at the article and I should be able to help. Please let me know what needs to be translated. I hope you're not on a time crunch because my internet connection is not the best in my current location. - tucoxn\talk 07:38, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

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The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs) 16:48, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 15:40, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Prince Pierre, Duke of Penthièvre


1953 Iranian coup d'\xC3\xA9tat up for deletion

Redirects of this sort are being discussed at Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2013_December_9#.5Cx22Weird_Al.5Cx22_Yankovic. —rybec 23:39, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

You're invited: Art & Feminism Edit-a-thon

Art & Feminism Edit-a-Thon - In a city near you! - You are invited!
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The first ever Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 across the United States and Canada - including Washington, D.C.! Wikipedians of all experience levels are welcome to join!

Any editors interested in the intersection of feminism and art are welcome. Experienced editors will be on hand to help new editors.
Bring a friend and a laptop! Come one, come all! Learn more here!

SarahStierch (talk) 05:26, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

GOCE December 2013 Blitz wrap-up and January Drive invitation

December Notes from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The December blitz ran from December 8–14. The theme for this blitz was articles tied in some way to religion. Seven editors knocked out 20 articles over the course of the week. Our next blitz will be in February, with a theme to be determined. Feel free to make theme suggestions at the Guild talk page!

The January 2014 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on January 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in October and November 2012 and complete all requests placed before the end of 2013. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in October and November 2012", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there!

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Coordinator election: Voting is open for candidates to serve as GOCE coordinators from 1 January through 30 June 2014. Voting will run until the end of December. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

– Your drive coordinators: Torchiest, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95 and The Utahraptor

To discontinue receiving GOCE newsletters, please remove your name from our mailing list. Message delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:24, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Not going to be cleared...

Hi Tucoxn, looks like never going to reach the goal of clearing the backlog... an experienced editor (11 years, 360K+ edits) is protecting their own articles on the Rongorongo text in a way that to me seems crazy. Articles written Feb 2008, images deleted from commons June 2008 - so the images were up for 4 months and been unavailable for 5.5+ years, yet every removal promptly reverted. I challenged why they were defending such old dead links [1] and all I got was "As a reminder they need to be restored"! I agree that they look like desirable images, but if there simply are no 'free' images available then it's just pointless and makes the articles look crappier. I googled for a while but couldn't even identify copies of the images in non free source, so I assume just in books. Oh well — KylieTastic (talk) 12:18, 30 December 2013 (UTC)