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In case you come back...

Yeah, I know this talk page is protected. Yeah, I know you have retired. But you do the best work on Vietnamese articles I can think of, so if you want a project if and when you return, while pounding the "random article" button I came across Vietnamese family and thought maybe you'd be able to work it up a bit. Possibly needs a re-title (Family life in Vietnam?) and a lot of TLC, but when I saw it needed help, I thought I'd throw it your way. Toodles. --Jayron32 01:21, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

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Season's tidings!

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FWiW Bzuk (talk) 12:48, 25 December 2011 (UTC).

Likewise -- wish you were back... Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 15:18, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

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How sad. R.I.P. At least I can assure you that I enjoyed your company. Best wishes, Pdfpdf (talk) 10:12, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

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Kevin O'Halloran (1937–1976) was an Australian freestyle swimmer of the 1950s, who won a gold medal in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. The first Western Australian to win Olympic gold, O'Halloran learnt to swim in his home town of Katanning. He moved to Perth to attend secondary schooling at Guildford Grammar School, where he began swimming passionately. Competitive swimming was not well developed in Western Australia; races were held in muddy river pools, so in late 1955, O'Halloran moved to the east coast to support his attempt to qualify for the Olympics. His new coach, Frank Guthrie, overhauled his training regimen, and within a year, O'Halloran had reduced his times by approximately 10%. He gained Olympic selection in the relay and the 400 m freestyle. O'Halloran led off the Australian quartet on the way to a new world record, before placing sixth in the 400 m. Thereafter, O'Halloran's career was beset by ear problems, and he retired in 1958 after failing to qualify for the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. In 1976, O'Halloran died after tripping and accidentally shooting himself. (more...)

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Please come back

Look Yellow Monkey. Because you've been inactive for over a year they've taken your admin tools away from you anyway. So if you return you will hardly face a "grilling" which I believe was the reason you quit anyway. Seriously please return and just focus on content, what you do best. I really need your help with Vietnam topics. I can't believe somebody like you would do this.What exactly is it achieving staying away from wikipedia? Its bloody pointless mate. Yes they treated you badly, but who doesn't get treated badly on wikipedia from time to time? ♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:55, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

I agree: you'd be welcome back. Nick-D (talk) 11:21, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
Yes. Admin tools are a pain anyway, so let the powers that be keep them and come back!--regentspark (comment) 22:10, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
YellowMonkey, it's been a while without you and we miss you! It looks like the old crowd is slowly coming back, and you should too. — Nearly Headless Nick {C} 18:47, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
+1, you are one of the most prolific Wikipedians ever, it would be very good to see you back here -- Samir 03:06, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
I agree with above, you are welcomed back here, a year been a long time Secret account 03:36, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
Indeed, your contribution is missed. --TeaDrinker (talk) 06:01, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
Yes, stop slacking off, old son, there's article work to be done here... ;-) Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 10:00, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

By far your greatest contribution here was the masses of quality content you generated. If you decide not to return, it's a lasting legacy and thank you. It would, of course, be wonderful if you were able to add to the pile of FAs. --Dweller (talk) 11:57, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes, indeed. Please come back, sir, the world is poorer without you. Aaroncrick TALK 10:57, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

  • You've had a nice holiday. Now its time to get back to work. Moondyne (talk) 11:56, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Absolutely. Summer's nearly over now! Aaroncrick TALK 21:11, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

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Charlie Macartney (1886–1958) was an Australian cricketer who played in 35 Tests between 1907 and 1926. He was known as The Governor-General in reference to his authoritative batting style and his flamboyant strokeplay, which drew comparisons with his close friend and role model Victor Trumper. Making his Test debut in 1907, his most noteworthy Test contribution in his early career was a match-winning ten wicket haul at Headingley in 1909. It was around this time that Macartney befriended Trumper and began to transform himself into an audacious attacking batsman. The First World War stopped all first-class cricket and Macartney enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force. Upon the resumption of cricket, Macartney stamped himself as one of the leading batsmen in the world with his performances during the 1921 Ashes tour. Macartney produced an Australian record score in England of 345 against Nottinghamshire, which led to him being named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1922. After missing the 1924–25 series due to mental illness or a recurrence of war injuries, Macartney departed international cricket on the 1926 tour of England. Macartney was posthumously inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2007. (more...)

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  • Had a quick squizz at the article in YM's absence and, given it achieved FA in 2007, it seems in remarkably good condition with very few edits since then; just tweaked a couple of things that seemed in need of a little improvement... Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 04:49, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

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This always works

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There's more where that came from! Rich Farmbrough, 00:47, 31 May 2012 (UTC).


RedBananasMetepec.JPG And for dessert!
Yellow, red, we have all the colors! regentspark (comment) 02:18, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

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Are you still out there?

Dammit YM, Cricket Australia has cut its contracted player list from 25 to 17 and I'm really needing help with this article. Come back not soon but NOW, ya ratbag bastard!--Shirt58 (talk) 13:32, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Audio

Can you record the pronunciation of the word cà rốt in the audio? Phung Wilson 19:47, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Precious

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Thank you for sharing your intimate knowledge of Vietnam, its people and culture, in quality articles such as Phạm Ngọc Thảo, and for gnomish help in copy-editing, sadly missed, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (4 January 2009, 6 March 2009, 5 July 2009)! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:48, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

We miss you so badly. I want you to send me info from your books on Dien Bien Province!♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:41, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 192nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:57, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

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The State of Vietnam referendum held on 23 October 1955 determined the future form of government of the State of Vietnam, the nation that was to become South Vietnam. It was contested by Prime Minister Ngô Đình Diệm (pictured), who proposed a republic, and former emperor Bảo Đại, the head of state. Diệm won the election, which was widely marred by electoral fraud, with 98.2% of the vote. In the capital Saigon, Diệm was credited with more than 600,000 votes, although only 450,000 people were on the electoral roll. He accumulated tallies in excess of 90% of the registered voters, even in rural regions where opposition groups prevented voting. The referendum was the last phase in the power struggle between Bảo Đại and his prime minister. In the period leading up to the vote, campaigning for Bảo Đại was banned, while Diệm's election campaign used personal attacks against him, including pornographic cartoons and rumours that he was illegitimate. Bảo Đại was attacked by the government-controlled media, and police went door-to-door, warning people of the consequences of failing to vote. After his brother Ngô Đình Nhu successfully rigged the poll, Diệm proclaimed himself president. (Full article...)

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I wonder how many FAs on under-represented topics the awful treatment of YellowMonkey has cost? Nick-D (talk) 09:44, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Indeed. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 11:59, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Precious article, again, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:19, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Quite right lads. Meanwhile the real villans thrive... Anotherclown (talk) 08:45, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
Quite so, and send around New Year's presents of gift-wrapped excreta.--Wehwalt (talk) 08:56, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

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  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with (at the time this message was sent out, 2 recruiters have volunteered), the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 15:11, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK RfC

  • As a listed GA participant, you are invited to contribute to a formal Request for Comment on the question of whether Good Articles should be eligible to appear in the Did You Know? slot in future. Please see the proposal on its subpage here, or on the main DYK talk page. To add the discussion to your watchlist, click this link. Thank you in advance. Gilderien Chat|Contributions02:54, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

WP:FOUR RFC

There are two WP:RFCs at WP:FOUR. The first is to conflate issues so as to keep people from expressing meaningful opinions. The second, by me, is claimed to be less than neutral by proponents of the first. Please look at the second one, which I think is much better.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 07:45, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: Le Quang Tung

This is a note to let the main editors of Le Quang Tung know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on October 16, 2013. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/October 16, 2013. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

Lê Quang Tung (1923–63) was the commander of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces under the command of Ngô Đình Nhu, brother of South Vietnam's president, Ngô Đình Diệm. During the 1950s, Tung was a high-ranking official in Nhu's Cần Lao, a secret political apparatus which maintained the Ngô family's grip on power. Appointed as commander of the special forces in 1960, his leadership was noted more for repressing dissidents than fighting the Viet Cong insurgents. His most well-known attack was the raid on Xá Lợi pagoda in August 1963 in which hundreds died or disappeared. Tung's main military programme was a scheme in which army personnel attempted to infiltrate North Vietnam for intelligence gathering and sabotage. The program was ineffective, with the vast majority of infiltrators being killed or captured. Tung was also reported to be planning an assassination attempt on Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., the U.S. Ambassador to South Vietnam. Following the pagoda raids, America terminated funding to Tung's men because they were used as a political tool rather than against the communists. Along with Diệm and Nhu, Tung was assassinated during the November 1963 coup. (Full article...)

UcuchaBot (talk) 23:03, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Time to come back YM? --regentspark (comment) 01:21, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Second that! Abecedare (talk) 01:30, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
Thirded!! -- Mattinbgn (talk) 02:05, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
Fourthed! —SpacemanSpiff 02:31, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
Fifthed!--Grahame (talk) 00:29, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
Sixthed.--Launchballer 06:10, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

You are precious, and missed. Today is the day I remember, see my talk, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:37, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Another article by you on the Main page, Faith Leech, as above but with pumpkins, you are missed, as the one who had them on his user page and the one who took the other picture, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:46, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

I agree as well, your loss was the most deeply personal to me in the project and many of my fellow editors would agree with me. You have strong support from the community to return, and your content contributions and your laid back but firm style was invaluable and set a fine example to a future generation of editors. The project is deteriorating because we simply don't have many editors like you anymore! We need you back, whatever it takes. Secret account 12:52, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

It's been three years now, talk about forgive and forget... I'm not sure how you can go from being arguably wikipedia's most productive editor to not editing in three years.♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:53, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

At least you gave us the pleasure to see articles like Keith Johnson (cricket administrator) on the Main page, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:37, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

I finally understood the reasons of your absence and hell, I don't blame you. Wikipedia is a terrible place and extremely addictive at times, especially back in 2009. But this is a totally changed community now and we would stand behind you 100%. If you come back simply to write content, it would be one of the biggest pleasures this project have seen in years. I'm not asking you to come back full time to this headache, but to memorize the good times of your project experience and ponder about making this a part time hobby by providing your irreplaceable knowledge. Your friend. Secret account 12:27, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

"Totally changed" is a huge overstatement but there are at least a higher percentage of fairer minded people about nowadays. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:44, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter

Books and Bytes

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013

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by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs)

Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

New positions: Sign up to be a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar, or a Volunteer Wikipedia Librarian

Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Off to a roaring start this fall in the United States: 29 events are planned or have been hosted.

New subscription donations: Cochrane round 2; HighBeam round 8; Questia round 4... Can we partner with NY Times and Lexis-Nexis??

New ideas: OCLC innovations in the works; VisualEditor Reference Dialog Workshop; a photo contest idea emerges

News from the library world: Wikipedian joins the National Archives full time; the Getty Museum releases 4,500 images; CERN goes CC-BY

Announcing WikiProject Open: WikiProject Open kicked off in October, with several brainstorming and co-working sessions

New ways to get involved: Visiting scholar requirements; subject guides; room for library expansion and exploration

Read the full newsletter

Thanks for reading! All future newsletters will be opt-in only. Have an item for the next issue? Leave a note for the editor on the Suggestions page. --The Interior 21:30, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive

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Hello! A GAN Backlog Drive will begin in less than 4 days!

In past Backlog Drives, the goal was to reduce the backlog of Good article nominations. In the upcoming drive, another goal will be added - raising as much money as we can for the Wikimedia Foundation. How will this work? Well, its pretty simple. Any user interested in donating can submit a pledge at the Backlog Drive page (linked above). The pledge should mention the amount of money the user is willing to donate per review. For example, if a user pledges 5 cents per review and 100 nominations are reviewed, the total donation amount is $5.00.

At the time this message was sent out, two users have submitted pledges for a total of 8 cents per review. All pledges, no matter how much money, are greatly appreciated. Also, in no way is this saying you must make a pledge.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or leave a message on the Backlog Drive talk page. And remember, there are less than 4 days before the drive starts!--EdwardsBot (talk) 03:06, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive

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Hello! Just a friendly reminder that the GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on December 31, 2013!

If you know anyone outside of the WikiProject that may be interested, feel free to invite them to the drive!

If you have any questions or want to comment about something regarding the drive, post them here--EdwardsBot (talk) 00:00, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Out with the old...

For 2014: Wishing you a Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling NEW YEAR! Shir-El too 08:29, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Gary Chapman (director)

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The article Gary Chapman (director) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

No evidence he's a notable film director or artist. Notability tag is 4 years old. Directing one notable film is not sufficient to meet WP:ARTIST criteria.

While all constructive 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. Sionk (talk) 21:33, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Gary Chapman (director) for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Gary Chapman (director) is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gary Chapman (director) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Sionk (talk) 12:43, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: Jack Marsh

This is a note to let the main editors of Jack Marsh know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on February 23, 2014. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/February 23, 2014. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

Jack Marsh

Jack Marsh (c. 1874 – 1916) was a first-class cricketer of Australian aboriginal descent whose career was curtailed by continual controversy surrounding the legality of his bowling action. Born into the Bundjalung people at Yulgilbar in New South Wales, he first made an impression as a professional runner before playing club cricket in Sydney. In a trial match against the New South Wales state team in 1900, he dismissed two Test cricketers but was called for throwing; he then bowled with his arm in splints to prove that his action was legitimate. Having topped the bowling averages in the local competition, Marsh was selected to make his debut in the Sheffield Shield. He made an immediate impression and led the first-class bowling averages for the season after three matches. He was no-balled in his second match and then seventeen times in his fourth match, leading to angry crowd demonstrations. Marsh only played in two more first-class matches and he was passed over for selection for Australia because of his action. Regarded as one of the outstanding talents of his era, his lack of opportunities has often been attributed to racial discrimination. (Full article...)

UcuchaBot (talk) 23:02, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Precious, again, missing you, still, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:00, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Will you not come back? This project needs you. Aditya(talkcontribs) 04:07, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive

The March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on April 1, 2014! Sent by Dom497 on behalf of MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Doug Ring with the Australian cricket team in England in 1948 for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Doug Ring with the Australian cricket team in England in 1948 is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Doug Ring with the Australian cricket team in England in 1948 until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. StAnselm (talk) 02:07, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Ricky Ponting with the Australian cricket team in India in 2008–09 is also at AfD: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ricky Ponting with the Australian cricket team in India in 2008–09 Nick-D (talk) 02:16, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Precious again

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Thank you for sharing your intimate knowledge of Vietnam, its people and culture, in quality articles such as Phạm Ngọc Thảo, and for gnomish help in copy-editing, sadly missed, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (4 January 2009, 6 March 2009, 5 July 2009)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:48, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

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Precious and missed

You were the 192nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:57, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Two years ago, still missed, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:19, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Thnk you for Bob Windle on his 70th birthday! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:44, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Ahmedabad/GA2

Hi. I've opened a GAR on the Ahmedabad article for which you are a main contributor. I have concerns that it does not quite meet current GA criteria regarding sourcing and MoS. Following the guidelines at Wikipedia:Good article reassessment, I'm letting you know in case you're interested in helping to resolve the concerns, though you are under no obligation to do anything. See Talk:Ahmedabad/GA2 for more details. SilkTork ✔Tea time 14:38, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Use of photographs

I have opened a discussion of my use of my uploaded Commons photographs to augment architectural text detail in churches here. As a contributor to a previous 2009 discussion on the use of photographs I would value your input on the notice board. Many thanks. Acabashi (talk) 15:10, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

TFA nomination:

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/September 1964 South Vietnamese coup attempt --Harizotoh9 (talk) 14:33, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive

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

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

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

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

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

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

GA Cup

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).

The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.

--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:29, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup
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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:04, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

To receive future GA Cup newsletter, please add your name to our mailing list.

WikiProject Military history coordinator election

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 22:16, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day

Nuvola apps cookie.svg Happy First Edit Day, YellowMonkey, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! Vatsan34 (talk) 07:03, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Hello again

We still miss you. (Just so you know!) --regentspark (comment) 22:42, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

This guy is not coming back. Nergaal (talk) 12:23, 4 December 2014 (UTC)