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Food utensils[edit]

Hi. I saw your changes in the list today, and I do recall your participation in the talkpage discussion (worth re-reading). I was wondering a few things:

  • Are you were planning on putting the information that was removed into one of the more appropriate locations? (eg Bain-marie)
  • Does the "Butcher block" entry in that list need to be moved elsewhere, or should it be replaced? (possibly you were planning on completing the merger suggested on that article?)
  • Do you have any thoughts about the new-navbox that was suggested in the old discussion? (Primarily the list of links in Kitchenware#See also) I'm thinking an ArticleSeries {{sidebar}} might be good for this, to prevent us from having to disambiguate "how x differs from y, which you may be looking for" in the lead, quite so often.

Thanks! –Quiddity (talk) 00:04, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

I'll explain what I think about each item that I removed:
  • Bain-marie could easily be added to cookware and bakeware (it's currently listed there as a double-boiler with no description), but I was reluctant to add one because it's unsourced and I'm not sure where to put it.
  • Banneton is already adequately covered in proofing (baking technique)
  • I can't figure out where to put butcher block, but am convinced that it does not belong in this list. The information is located at butcher block, so we haven't lost anything.
  • There was extremely little information at cauldron and casserole dish (which would belong at cookware and tableware respectively).
  • Frying pan is adequately described and illustrated at cookware.
  • I have added muffin tin to cookware and bakeware.
  • Tawa is currently considered interchangeable with griddle in cookware and bakeware. I have added a wikilink to the specific article, and will leave any further judgement call to editors at that article.
  • Wonderpot is adequately described in cookware and bakeware.
My opinion on a sidebar would depend on its length. They tend to cause problems on articles which have tables (either by narrowing the table and creating a lot of whitespace down the side, or by delaying the start of the table and creating a lot of whitespace at the top). —WFCFL wishlist 14:54, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

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Watford FC[edit]

Can I ask what's wrong with player nationality flags?

Apologies about the full fixture list, I forgot to re-add the "< ! - - " when importing from excel again. FitzyJ (talk) 18:36, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

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Thank you for that. You explained that very well and it does make sense. I've thought that about Doyley and Bond and wondered how to display that. I'll try and make this season to a similar same standard as the one you mentioned... FitzyJ (talk) 20:06, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

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I would have thought that inserting a new L2 would have been better than hatting our comments out (but I won't revert the ediitor's hat), because some of the comments were relevant to the general ills of the process, so I'll respond here: I'm not quite sure I understand your comment. On the the linked RfA there was at least one classic example of every kind of oppose !vote that has brought the process into disrepute and some that would have brought about an incivility block if made elsewhere. In fact it was one of the most contentious (fairly) recent examples of an RfA that finally passed with a solid consensus, while of course some of the opposition may well have been perfectly justified but politely expressed. Introduce some clear control over the process, take the lies, trolling, PA, and disingenuous !voting out of it, and if needs be provide some minimum qualifications for voters (as they do on some other major Wikipedias), and we'll have a relatively clean process, and hence more candidates. This is the message we need to get across to the community. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 01:30, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

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Article Feedback Tool update[edit]

Hey WaitingForConnection. I'm contacting you because you're involved in the Article Feedback Tool in some way, either as a previous newsletter recipient or as an active user of the system. As you might have heard, a user recently anonymously disabled the feedback tool on 2,000 pages. We were unable to track or prevent this due to the lack of logging feature in AFT5. We're deeply sorry for this, as we know that quite a few users found the software very useful, and were using it on their articles.

We've now re-released the software, with the addition of a logging feature and restrictions on the ability to disable. Obviously, we're not going to automatically re-enable it on each article—we don't want to create a situation where it was enabled by users who have now moved on, and feedback would sit there unattended—but if you're interested in enabling it for your articles, it's pretty simple to do. Just go to the article you want to enable it on, click the "request feedback" link in the toolbox in the sidebar, and AFT5 will be enabled for that article.

Again, we're very sorry about this issue; hopefully it'll be smooth sailing after this :). If you have any questions, just drop them at the talkpage. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) 21:35, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

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Expansion of TFL on the main page[edit]

Following on from a conversation in which you participated over a year ago, a new discussion regarding the Expansion of TFL on the main page has been started. Your views on this matter would be appreciated. – SchroCat (talk) 09:46, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

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I didn't know that the next spacewalk was coming up. Later today, I'll move some things around to optimize the dates as you suggest. It does leave us scrambling a little bit at the last minute, but we'll see if the resulting number of hits is worth the effort. Giants2008 (Talk) 17:09, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

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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 15:27, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

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