User talk:Wizardman

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CCI end in sight[edit]

I'm working on the Jansport87 CCI. Out of 800 plus entries, I think we are down to 12 remaining. Obviously, you've done far more than I have, this isn't a request for you to pitch in, just the opposite - I'd like you to have the "honor" of knocking off the last one (plus, I don't know how they are closed.) I'll continue to work on this on occasion today, but would like to let you close it.--S Philbrick(Talk) 13:14, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Down to nine.--S Philbrick(Talk) 14:22, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Down to six.--S Philbrick(Talk) 15:18, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Down to three!--S Philbrick(Talk) 15:41, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
One left!!--S Philbrick(Talk) 16:08, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Done!!! That one was moderately painful, due to the extremely high incidence of problems. I only did a handful, which leaves me in awe of your contributions. Thanks.--S Philbrick(Talk) 19:31, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Les Horvath[edit]

The article Les Horvath you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Les Horvath for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Lemonade51 -- Lemonade51 (talk) 15:00, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 June 2014[edit]

Your GA nomination of Rick Volk[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Rick Volk you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Wirenote -- Wirenote (talk) 21:20, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Sockpuppetry[edit]

Greetings. I noticed that you recently blocked User:Obelixobelix for being a vandalism only account. Two IPs have been edit-warring and firing off blatant personal attacks at Durga Vahini. Rather than go to ANI or open an SPI, I thought it may be faster to come to you, so you may block them as ducks, if you see fit. They are certainly quacking pretty loudly; a glance at the article history should show that. Regards, Vanamonde93 (talk) 05:11, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Les Horvath[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:03, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Rick Volk[edit]

The article Rick Volk you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Rick Volk for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Wirenote -- Wirenote (talk) 23:00, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 11 June 2014[edit]

Your GA nomination of Edward Porter Alexander[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Edward Porter Alexander you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Sturmvogel 66 -- Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:20, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed[edit]

Hi Books & Bytes recipients: The Wikipedia Library has been expanding rapidly and we need some help! We currently have 10 signups for free account access open and several more in the works... In order to help with those signups, distribute access codes, and manage accounts we'll need 2-3 more Account Coordinators.

It takes about an hour to get up and running and then only takes a couple hours per week, flexible depending upon your schedule and routine. If you're interested in helping out, please drop a note in the next week at my talk page or shoot me an email at: jorlowitz@gmail.com. Thanks and cheers, Jake Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:41, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Rick Volk[edit]

The article Rick Volk you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Rick Volk for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Wirenote -- Wirenote (talk) 17:21, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 June 2014[edit]

The Inside Corner : June 27, 2014[edit]

What's in the latest edition of WikiProject Baseball's newsletter:

The Signpost: 25 June 2014[edit]

Message from Waynejayes[edit]

I don't believe Les Hammond meets the criteria for notability seeWP:NPOL He was a mayor but being mayor is not inherently "notable" according to Wikipedias criteria. I don't beleive he meets the criteria for general notability WP:GNG "A person is presumed to be notable if he or she has received significant coverage in multiple published secondary sources which are reliable, intellectually independent of each other, and independent of the subject." Wayne Jayes 19:20, 29 June 2014 (UTC) (Moved from userpage to usertalk page by ///EuroCarGT 19:31, 29 June 2014 (UTC))

WikiCup 2014 June newsletter[edit]

After an extremely close race, Round 3 is over. 244 points secured a place in Round 4, which is comparable to previous years- 321 was required in 2013, while 243 points were needed in 2012. Pool C's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) was the round's highest scorer, mostly due to a 32 featured pictures, including both scans and photographs. Also from Pool C, Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished second overall, claiming three featured articles, including the high-importance Grus (constellation). Third place was Pool B's , whose contributions included featured articles Russian battleship Poltava (1894) and Russian battleship Peresvet. Pool C saw the highest number of participants advance, with six out of eight making it to the next round.

The round saw this year's first featured portal, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) taking Portal:Literature to featured status. The round also saw the first good topic points, thanks to Florida 12george1 (submissions) and the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. This means that all content types have been claimed this year. Other contributions of note this round include a featured topic on Maya Angelou's autobiographies from Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), a good article on the noted Czech footballer Tomáš Rosický from Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) and a now-featured video game screenshot, freely released due to the efforts of Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions).

The judges would like to remind participants to update submission pages promptly. This means that content can be checked, and allows those following the competition (including those participating) to keep track of scores effectively. This round has seen discussion about various aspects of the WikiCup's rules and procedures. Those interested in the competition can be assured that formal discussions about how next year's competition will work will be opened shortly, and all are welcome to voice their views then. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 18:48, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Fedora (operating system)[edit]

Hi Wizardman. The article was nominated for a GA by an anon, which is against the policies. I see that you delisted the nomination once, but another editor apparently reverted you (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Fedora_%28operating_system%29&action=history). Aren't IP disallowed from nominating articles? Ryoga (talk) 04:47, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

FAC comments[edit]

Hi Wizardman. I know you are not active as you used to be, but if you have time, can you take a look at Megadeth, my FA candidate? The nomination page is here, so please post your comment/vote whether you consider the article to be worthy promoted. Thanks for your time and hope to hear from you soon.--Retrohead (talk) 21:38, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Me again. Sorry for the disturbance, but can you tell me whether you intend to review the prose, or should I invite someone else? Thanks in advance.--Retrohead (talk) 17:17, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

William G. Kline[edit]

Hey, Wizardman. I'm hoping you can recall your source for this edit: [1]. Several years ago, I spent a lot of time trying to track down the birth and death dates for several of the Florida Gators coaches from the early 1900s, with only limited success. Any suggestions you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 00:51, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2014[edit]

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:06, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 02 July 2014[edit]

GAN[edit]

Reviewing seems to have dropped off during the summer. Hang in there. - Dank (push to talk) 18:46, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for reminding me of the Ebenezer Avery House GAN; I had completely forgotten about both it, and all the terrific clerking you do with GANs. Thanks a million! Go Phightins! 19:05, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 09 July 2014[edit]

PC-1 review for DOY articles[edit]

I noticed that, on or about 4 January 2014, you tagged a number (if not all) the WP:DOY articles as requiring PC-1 review. Was there a specific reason for that? I can't find a discussion of the issue. (I only noticed it because Cyberbot was acting up and tagging and untagging some of the articles; I had forgotten I had some of them on my watchlist.) — Arthur Rubin (talk) 20:01, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you so much for your speedy review of Health issues in American football! I really appreciate you taking the time to handle it when nobody seemed to want to do so. Toa Nidhiki05 02:49, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Edward Porter Alexander[edit]

The article Edward Porter Alexander you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Edward Porter Alexander for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Sturmvogel 66 -- Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 04:02, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Wizardman, congratulations on the GA. I have nominated it for DYK here, any alternative hooks are more than welcome (I also credited Dank for his copyedit). Thanks, Matty.007 12:48, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

ACF regional answers[edit]

Wikipedia:ACF Regionals answers has a lot of bluelinks and needs update. I thought you may want to remove the bluelinks there. I read your edit summary on the missing articles template. After the remaining Canadian politicians have their articles we should change the monthly focus to missing mammals. I have already started finding information related to the ones in the IUCN red list.--Skr15081997 (talk) 09:40, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of John Pope (military officer)[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article John Pope (military officer) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Stevietheman -- Stevietheman (talk) 17:21, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of John Pope (military officer)[edit]

The article John Pope (military officer) you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:John Pope (military officer) for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Stevietheman -- Stevietheman (talk) 17:40, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Stan Gelbaugh[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Stan Gelbaugh you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of TonyTheTiger -- TonyTheTiger (talk) 05:20, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 July 2014[edit]

July edition of The Inside Corner[edit]

Just a reminder that July edition of the Wikiproject Baseball newsletter will be going out soon. If you're planning to contribute something, please drop a note at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Baseball/Outreach/Newsletter desk#July 2014 edition, or just go ahead and edit the draft newsletter. Thanks for your help! isaacl (talk) 21:13, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

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)

Your GA nomination of George S. Greene[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article George S. Greene you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Tomobe03 -- Tomobe03 (talk) 12:41, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of George S. Greene[edit]

The article George S. Greene you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:George S. Greene for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Tomobe03 -- Tomobe03 (talk) 23:01, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Sause Bros. article[edit]

Hello, Wizardman. I have some newbie questions related to the Sause Bros. article I volunteered to write.

First, though, thanks for your work! I don't mean to add to the list of chores you do routinely to maintain WikiProject Companies. If there is someone else I should ask, please just let me know.

I've been working on a draft, here: User:Grand'mere Eugene/sandbox. I believe the draft is ready to move to article space, but I'm not sure how to proceed. I have left notes for the requestor, Ed manameans, but have heard nothing since Monday. What is the process if a "collaborator" just disappears in cyberspace? I'm also not clear on the mechanics of moving an article, since before I have always used the AfC process and experienced editors just moved my drafts.

Thanks for any advice you might offer. --Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 23:01, 24 July 2014 (UTC)