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Do not thank me for voting in your RFA, I find the "You have a new message" message annoying, thanks. If you have questions about my votes or question or actions there feel free to ask below.

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Welcome[edit]

Hello, Zginder, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you are stuck, and looking for help, please come to the New contributors' help page, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any queries you have! Or, you can just type {{helpme}} and your question on your user talk page, and someone will show up shortly to answer. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

We hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! By the way, you can sign your name on talk and vote pages using four tildes, like this: ~~~~. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the village pump or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! — Chris53516 (Talk) 13:54, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Your NPWatcher application[edit]

Dear Zginder,

Thank you for applying for NPWatcher! You've been approved to use it. Before you run the program, please check the changelog on the application page to see if there is a newer release (or just add the main page (here) to your watchlist). Report any bugs or feature suggestion here. If you need help, feel free to contact me or join NPWatcher.

Anthøny 22:13, 22 November 2007 (UTC)


List of New York City Ballet 2007 Winter Repertory[edit]

I was adding a category and an external link as you tagged List of New York City Ballet 2007 Winter Repertory.

May I explain the page's notability?

City Ballet has over 400 ballets in their rep. (the biggest of any ballet company in the world) and dances nearly 80 each year.

I have been putting articles about each ballet on Wikipedia for the past few months in preparation for the upcoming season (December 30th is their last Nutcracker, January 2nd the beginning of the real winter season.)

Having discussed this with dance professors, ballet masters, company members and choreographers, it's felt that one of the most valuable entries on Wikipedia would be each seasons rep. with casting.

This is information of intense interest to dance scholars and is not available on line after the season nor much of anywhere else. Casting is not made known until two weeks before performance and even then subject to (frequent) change, right down to show time.

Most evenings there will be a little slip of paper tucked into each program stating who is out injured and who is dancing in their place.

In very rare cases an announcement is made just before the curtain goes up.

These last minute changes are not necessarily recorded even on the NYCB website.

As I live in Times Square and attend City Ballet almost nightly (they've got $15 tickets for us poor folk) I can maintain a true record of the casts that perform, which is one of the most central issues in dance history -- if not the most central issue.

Ballets have large and complex casts compared with operas or plays and are sometimes mix and match affairs; in extreme situations a dancer may begin learning a dance at 10 AM and perform it at 8 PM, and this is the stuff of ballet history (not just its gossip).

I will be adding the casts as the season progresses including those pesky curtain time cast changes.

I took the liberty of removing the uncategorized tag, but may I ask that you remove the notability tag, please?

I am loathe to do so myself as this is a matter of judgement. Robert Greer (talk) 03:10, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Lead[edit]

This article has no lead and is very confusing to the reader. Zginder (talk) (Contrib) 14:30, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Point well taken! Do you have any other suggestions? Robert Greer (talk) 18:53, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
PS I leave for Stockholm tomorrow and return in three weeks. Robert Greer (talk) 16:05, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

User: BlueEarth & my Insolation Formula/charts[edit]

hello, just started using Wikipedia and I'm trying to get the etiquette at my own pace without offending anyone. I was just taking note that this user: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:BlueEarth
seems to be taking credit for articles that other people have written, including yourself.
I would like to contribute to the information in certain articles without being labeled a vandal. This link shows what may appear to be ORIGINAL RESEARCH, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Insolation but it's pretty basic astronomy, and I was concerned that if I started adding charts with the data calculated from this simple formula that it would get deleted, ... to be completely honest I have already added these charts but I was wondering if someone would hit me with the evaluation sooner rather than later.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:109_Piscium_b
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gliese_581_c
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD_108874
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/55_Cancri_f
-GabrielVelasquez (talk) 01:27, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

User:Zginder[edit]

I did a thorough browsing of your user profile, and must say,
y'r special.
-GabrielVelasquez (talk) 01:45, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your help with photos.
GabrielVelasquez (talk) 07:27, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
File:Habitable Moon 1.0.1.jpg
Yes that's my artistry, GabrielVelasquez.




























Carbon[edit]

I will take a look at Carbon and peer review it, though it will take me a few days. I will do the semi-automated peer review next. Thanks for asking, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 03:05, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

I have reacently decided to say hi to everyone that i can on wikipedia to try to help make it a more frendly place. you are the first person to be afected with my new mission. so without further anticipation, HI. Drance I know 7 19:46, 3 January 2008 (UTC)


Umm, "Creepy for Cheapy" - GabrielVelasquez (talk) 07:18, 5 January 2008 (UTC) 07:18, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
("Male" - just to be clear) Why does that village people song, "Macho Man" come to mind. "I've, got, to, bea, Macho!" GabrielVelasquez (talk) 20:02, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome[edit]

You're welcome for rollback. :) Acalamari 18:58, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Carbon[edit]

Sorry, I was completely unaware of the peer review. Probably due to the holidays, I did not keep a very close eye to the article.

Just for your reference, the initial chance in rating were because from the WP:Elements point of view, this is a GA-wannabe article (IMHO GA is more worthwile than A since the GA at least goes through a review process). Later on I decided that I should not mess up with the WP1.0 rating so I changed that one back. Several days ago I noticed that the article is not A-level anymore, and I thought the confusion vetween the WP:Elements rating and WP1.0 made somebody set both to B. Nergaal (talk) 05:48, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Admin mop.PNG Thank you for voting in my RfA, which closed unsuccessfully with 25 support, 18 oppose, and 6 neutral. Thanks for the support and I'll look forward working with you. --BritandBeyonce (talk) 06:53, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Invitation[edit]

Daoken 10:52, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

RE: Acid[edit]

Sorry, I figured it was updated on Wednesday, but apparently not. Apologies. WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDENplay it cool. 20:30, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedians for tables, bulleted and number lists, and graphs[edit]

"The policy of changing simple to understand bulleted and number lists into pros destroys the easy to readiness of the encyclopedia". You might wanna try here if you think prose is too complicated for you. I'm not even a native speaker and my English sucks, yet I still enjoy reading prose and prefer that over glancing at tables, bulleted and number lists — mainly because I like to further refine my understanding of the English language in addition to learning mere facts. Why not call it "Association of Wikipedians who hate prose as well as the fact that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia and not The Guinness Book of Records"? User:Dorftrottel 08:53, January 31, 2008


Simpsons season 9 FTC[edit]

I'm curious, I don't understand your last comment at the WP:FTC discussion? Cirt (talk) 00:55, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

You said we needed two more articles for each topic, but each has four featured articles, and 20% of 26 (rounded down) is 5, so we only need one more article for each topic. -- Scorpion0422 23:52, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Yes, but it doesn't specify that you have to round up. In fact, in the discussion, you yourself specifically said that it's 20% rounded down. 20% of 26 = 5.2. Rounded down, that's 5. -- Scorpion0422 00:43, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Are you referring to this diff? That was a previous proposal that was not implemented this one was and I had misinterpreted it anyway as shown here. Zginder (talk) (Contrib) 00:55, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Featured Sounds[edit]

I'd love to, but only if I'm not the only one deciding. In past votes, other editors have used sound and music programs to look at the sound, and judge its quality from a scientific/visual perspective and not just a subjective view. Especially when it comes to classical music. Zidel333 (talk) 00:39, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Homeschooling[edit]

Notice I've responded to the "Userbox" discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Homeschooling. DiligentTerriertalk |sign here 16:33, 22 February 2008 (UTC)


The E=mc² Barnstar[edit]

Thank you Zginder.—RJH (talk) 16:18, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: Fair use rationale for Image:Jonah poetry book cover.jpg[edit]

Thanks for pointing out a problem with the image licensing ... I must admit despite being a seasoned contributor I find this image licensing stuff pretty confusing and hard to get right .. are there recommended examples of standard things like book covers, album covers, paintings etc? Have I done the Jonah cover ok now, or not? Stumps (talk) 23:06, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

There is one section called "Low resolution?" this picture is not low resolution and might be to large for fair use. Zginder (talk) (Contrib) 23:25, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Invite[edit]

Hi Zginder!

I noticed you were a member of WikiProject Education, and thought you might be interested in WikiProject Homeschooling. In this "WikiProject," we have been together working on the collaboration of Homeschooling-related articles. As a member, I really hope you can join, and let me know if you need any help signing up or with anything else. If you have any questions about the project you can ask at the project's talk page. Cheers! RC-0722 communicator/kills 23:20, 4 March 2008 (UTC)


[edit] Image source problem with Image:CirLogix4.jpg[edit]

Thanks for the note regarding the CirLogix4.jpg. I haven't uploaded an image in a while and I seem to have made an error in the copyright notice. I created the image myself using a software program called CircuitLogix. I tried to delete the image and start again but with no success. Best regards, Carl142 (talk) 01:20, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

For coming and being part of Wikipedia:NotTheWikipediaWeekly - the files are all online now, and it was fun to chat! Thanks again! - Privatemusings (talk) 03:05, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Reporting Image Copyright Violations[edit]

Hi,

What should I do if I come across an image with a copyright violation?

Greg Comlish (talk) 14:01, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Secret Page[edit]

Nope! Well done. You did it. Except you didn't. You haven't found my secret page - are you sure you were looking properly? Sorry...

Remember: It's all linked. There's at least three possible pages...

Hope to see you trying again,

microchip08 {{ustatus|Microchip08}} (talk) 15:46, 8 March 2008 (UTC)


P.S. Good Luck!

Homeschooling Newsletter[edit]

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Rex Tremlett[edit]

Hi. Regarding Rex Tremlett, an article for which you recently warned the creator that a tag had been placed for speedy deletion [1] (I can only assume mistakenly [2]). It appears to me from the content in the article (such as it is) that the guy is notable, though the content is a bit fuxxed. It'd be better to just fix it up (it'll take me 5 mins tops ;) than nominate it for deletion. -- Naerii · plz create stuff 20:59, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Prestik.[edit]

I am in no way affliated with the creators or marketers of prestik. I did not create that page as spam or to advertise a product. I was just trying to help. T.Neo (talk) 14:26, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Time Times (2008-03)[edit]

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Thanks for your help with Mason's works -- I've done a bit of formatting on s:Home Education if you wanted to take a look and see if you can help format the rest. :) Much appreciated! Sherurcij (Speaker for the Dead) 12:45, 12 March 2008 (UTC)


Thanks![edit]

Thanks for the service badge/barnstar! It feels nice to be appreciated. Thanks also for all your work on WikiProject Homeschooling! DiligentTerrier and friends 18:13, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

thanks for being part of Wikipedia:NotTheWikipediaWeekly[edit]

all the files are now online - and thanks again for coming along for a chat... whether you were vocal, or more of a listener, your support is fantastic - and do consider hosting a skypecast of your own before too long! (I think I pressed all of three buttons this time!) - once again thanks, and I look forward to seeing you around! cheers, Privatemusings (talk) 03:18, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

WP:HOME[edit]

Thats where it should lead to. I have spoken to several administrators on this issue, and they have agreed with my stance. Twenty Years 06:59, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

WP:FTC[edit]

Sorry for the revert, I didn't see that he chose to comment at the top rather than at the bottom. For future reference, if you are going to remove a nomination, make sure you add it to the log. Even though cases like this aren't really "fails" per se, it's useful to have all past noms in one place in case someone ever needs to look back on things. --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 20:51, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

WP:Lectures on the 6th[edit]

Kim is starting the lectures on April 6th around 15:00 UTC (although that is apparently open to discussion). Just a reminder... Xavexgoem (talk) 14:14, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Featured sounds[edit]

You seem to be an expert on featured sounds. This is media of the day over on Commons; think it would be a viable candidate for FSC? Image:D-Scarlatti-Sonata-K159-C.ogg DurovaCharge! 21:47, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

The problem with most sound files, is that the uploader did not add enough information about the source of the file to meet criterion 5. Zginder (talk) (Contrib) 12:46, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

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Lectures[edit]

The lecture has started. irc.freenode.net, #wikipedia-en-lectures

--Kim Bruning (talk) 15:18, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Flagged revisions[edit]

Re your post: I'm not familiar with the terminology. Would you do me a favour and explain what the difference is between quality versions and sighted versions -- or give a link to somewhere where it's explained? Does "sighted" just mean that an autoconfirmed user (or whatever) has confirmed that it doesn't seem to be vandalism? Thanks. --Coppertwig (talk) 23:15, 6 April 2008 (UTC)


WikiProject Homeschooling Early April 2008 Newsletter[edit]

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Homeschooling newsletter[edit]

Thanks for noticing my mistake with the Homeschooling newsletter. Much appreciated. - DiligentTerrier (and friends) 21:27, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

WP:Lectures[edit]

#wikipedia-en-lectures @ 15:00 UTC today, yay. Xavexgoem (talk) 15:11, 13 April 2008 (UTC)


Testing new signature. Zginder 2008-04-14T17:27Z (UTC)

Hey Zginder, I cleaned up the logs (User:Xavexgoem/log) - is it OK if I replace your entry? Mine has bolded user names. I'm very proud :-p
Cheers! Xavexgoem (talk) 22:58, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Go ahead. Zginder 2008-04-14T23:01Z (UTC)

First of all, the Princeton Review is a horrible guide for the ACT, so I would not use their chart. You cannot place exact values for conversions between the tests, so a range is much better. If you feel a conversion chart is necessary, use the EXACT same conversion chart that is on the SAT wiki page and CREATE A NEW SECTION for the conversion chart. That seems very reasonable. The percentiles between the two tests do not match up exactly, so you need to make a new section, and not group everything together. Copy the conversion table from wiki, and keep the percentile table. Second of all it IS STATISTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE to be in the 100th percentile for anything unless you are number one. Number one does not include ties at scores of 36, and certainly does not have scores of 35 and 34 in the 100th percentile. You have also not cited your imaginary percentile rankings, probably because you have made them up. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Redskins2k9 (talkcontribs) 21:32, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:NotTheWikipediaWeekly/Header[edit]

Sorry? Anthøny 14:26, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

WP:Lectures[edit]

Today (Apr 20th), around 15:00 UTC! Possibly on Skype, but certainly on IRC (#wikipedia-en-lectures on freenode)! I don't actually know about the Skype details... Message me on Skype (xavexgoem) about that, if you have it (no harm in getting it, either), and then maybe by that time I'll have a clue :-p Xavexgoem (talk) 14:28, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Martin's Brandon Church[edit]

You just posted notice to my user page of speedy deletion of Martin's Brandon Church, and it was already deleted. I posted request to Alexf's talk page to restore, is that you also, and/or are you working closely with Alexf, who is listed as the deleter?

Anyhow, Would you please undelete it so that i can develop it. That was just too abrupt.

It was a one sentence stub with an infobox already and a Talk page pointing to references to add, and it was documented that the site is listed on the U.S. National Register. It was not "incoherent" or "patent nonsense".

Check my edit history if you like.

Please undelete. doncram (talk) 21:32, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Note, the apparently ungrammatical name is not a mistake, that is the historical name of the site, as in Martin's Brandon being an alternative name for Brandon Plantation. doncram (talk) 21:34, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
Whatever about the talkback policy, please reply to my Talk page or indicate there that you have answered here, please don't just reply here without informing me. doncram (talk) 21:37, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for replying, i suppose. You should recognize that the article should not have been deleted. A statement that a site is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places is an assertion of notability. Would you please clarify what is your relationship to Alexf? Are you or is that a sockpuppet? doncram (talk) 21:51, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
I did start the article with just a few words, and but had a copy-cache ready to put into the Talk page so went over to that for a minute. Then i was back and developed it approximately as it is now. I did not then see any db notice, so don't see how it could have happened that you marked the first version. Maybe Alexf is at fault for so quickly performing the actual deletion? But per new page patroller guidelines that i read once, I recall that you are not supposed to patrol instantly upon creation of an article, you are supposed to work on the oldest pages first or something. It is common that users create an article with several edits and it is not helpful to mark them for deletion instantly. doncram (talk) 22:12, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Time Times (2008-05)[edit]

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'Private' Image[edit]

Hi. I believed that there was actually a rationale in place already at the bottom of the page (though I noticed some sort of Bot reversion that may have changed things), but in any event, I've expanded on the rationale for Image:Private.jpg. Please note that I've reproduced rationales that are already considered acceptable for other book covers, such as A Song of Ice and Fire. Thank you. --James26 (talk) 07:01, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Recent edit to the homeschooling article[edit]

In your recent edit to the homeschooling article you seem to have inadvertently removed a large portion of the article in addition to reverting the previous edit. It's not difficult to undo, but please try to be more careful in the future. Amillion (talk) 23:11, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

If you are talking about this edit, it looks like he was using Twinkle to revert the previous edit, and didn't let it load completely. - DiligentTerrier (and friends) 12:09, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes, that was the edit I was referring to. Amillion (talk) 05:42, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
Was this a mistake, then? - DiligentTerrier (and friends) 20:56, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes, it was a mistake. Twinkle sometimes does this. Does User:Diligent Terrier watch my talk page? Zginder 2008-05-08T12:19Z (UTC)

Adminship[edit]

Good morning, and good luck with your Request for Adminship. Could you doublecheck the date on which you recieved rollback? 2006-04-16T01:44:36 Your userlog shows 11 January 2008, and you have 2006-04-16T01:44:36 - the same time and date of your first logged-in edit. Rather than comment there or changing it myself, I wanted to ping you on it so that you can correct the issue. Again, best of luck! UltraExactZZ Claims ~ Evidence 14:34, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

It must have not stored the text when I copied. Zginder 2008-05-09T14:51Z (UTC)
Meh, it happens - not a big deal at all. Thanks for the quick response, and again - best of luck. UltraExactZZ Claims ~ Evidence 14:58, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Your RFA.[edit]

I closed your RFA prematurely as unlikely to succeed; you may want to try admin coaching (if you haven't already). Sorry about that, and better luck next time. Cheers, · AndonicO Engage. 18:53, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Note: Hiberniantears believes the RFA wasn't listed for enough time; if you want me to put it back up, I'll reopen it. · AndonicO Engage. 20:59, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Just to encourage you to open it back up - if you answer the questions well, I think more people like myself and others that were neutral might change to support. - DiligentTerrier (and friends) 21:00, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. Good luck. · AndonicO Engage. 18:33, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

I'm not sure your current string of RfA opposes are doing you any favours. dihydrogen monoxide (H2O) 10:15, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Lectures time[edit]

Yeah, we're posting on time for once (40 minutes early). Todays lecture is by Vassyana (an expert mediator), who will be talking about how to deal with conflicts, whether you are a mediator or not. Hope to see you there! --Kim Bruning (talk) 14:15, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Zginder[edit]

Your RfA is currently sitting at 19%... I'm sorry, but I don't see it rebounding any time soon, and it looks like you've gotten plenty of feedback in the Opposition section. Would it be alright to pull the RfA as "withdrawn by candidate"? EVula // talk // // 18:14, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Hello Zginder. I've removed your RfA from the main page as unsuccessful. Please take the time to review it, and carefully go over the oppose concerns. Please do not let this discourage you from further volunteering on the pedia. I hope to see you again at RfA, at an undisclosed time, and will be looking to support you given improvements. :) Until then, happy editing. SynergeticMaggot (talk) 19:11, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Rfa[edit]

Sorry about the way it went. If you decide to try again, let me know and I'll be there to support you. --Regents Park (Feed my swans) 19:25, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Sorry about your RFA. There were some inflammatory comments of yours on other RFA that proved more fatal for you. Please dont be dissappointed. Take a break and come back again. If you can prove your oppose comments wrong then , I will be happy to support you . Best of the luck for the future -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 03:13, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

WBOSITG's RfA[edit]

Risker's RfA[edit]

It seems fair to notify you of my intention to Oppose any future Requests for Adminship you submit, citing the Oppose you left on Risker's RfA. I will give you the option to avert such a situation by removing your Oppose from Risker's RfA or if you do feel you need to Oppose the RfA, to provide a proper rationale for Opposing. Nick (talk) 21:33, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

thanks![edit]

Hi. Just to say that it was very kind of you to change your !vote to support me at my RfA. You didn't have to at all, and it was most unexpected. So all the more a pleasant surprise! --jbmurray (talkcontribs) 19:25, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

RFA Thanks[edit]

Thanks for your participation at my recent Request for adminship. I’m not sure that I will be able to suitably address your concern, as I don’t intend to ever be an admin candidate again, but I hope you find I live up to your expectations of administrators. Best, Risker (talk) 16:45, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

RfA thank-spam[edit]

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Zginder, just a note of thanks for your participation in my request for adminship, which ended successfully with 112 supports, 2 opposes, and 1 neutral. If there's something I've realized during my RFA process this last week, it's that adminship is primarily about trust. I will strive to honour that trust in my future interactions with the community. Gatoclass (talk) 06:26, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Homeschooling May 2008 Newsletter[edit]

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RfA thanks![edit]

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Many thanks for your participation in my recent request for adminship. I am impressed by the amount of thought that goes into people's contribution to the RfA process, and humbled that so many have chosen to trust me with this new responsibility. I step into this new role cautiously, but will do my very best to live up to your kind words and expectations, and to further the project of the encyclopedia. Again, thank you. --jbmurray (talkcontribs) 06:12, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of List of homeschooled individuals[edit]

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A proposed deletion template has been added to the article List of homeschooled individuals, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice should explain why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised because even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. Do you want to opt out of receiving this notice? Five Years 12:17, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

I see you have removed the notice. I am just enquiring as to why the notice was removed before proceding. Thanks. Five Years 12:41, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
That is how Prod works if someone opposes they remove the notice. Zginder 2008-05-18T12:45Z (UTC)
Yes. Sorry, ive misworded my question above. Why did you oppose the deletion is what i meant to ask. Five Years 12:47, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
It is not a indiscriminate collation of information. It is a list of famous people who were homeschooled. Similar lists exist on similar topics. Zginder 2008-05-18T12:51Z (UTC)
The prod tag was removed. As such I have listed it for Deletion. See the notice below. Five Years 13:00, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of List of homeschooled individuals[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, List of homeschooled individuals, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of homeschooled individuals (2nd nomination). Thank you. Do you want to opt out of receiving this notice? Five Years 13:00, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Lectures[edit]

Todays lecture is starting! The topic is "How source experts judge source reliability" and the speaker is DGG. The meeting location for setup is #wikipedia-en-lectures on irc.freenode.net. The lecture will be given over skype. Contact Filll2 or kim_bruning to be invited to the lecture chat also.

--Kim Bruning (talk) 15:08, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Arizona License Plate Images[edit]

I couldn't believe there was actually controversy about whether a license plate image is copyrighted or not. After following up on the heated discussions I see there is disagreement. It seems silly to me as I've never heard of a state objecting over novelty plate key chains with their designs. I will follow up with our Arizona DMV and see if they will approve the images. Also see if maybe they have some better ones then I've used so far. I won't upload any more images until getting their approval. Hopefully before the deadline to pull the ones uploaded so far. Skywayman (talk) 15:34, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image: IMG 0020.JPG[edit]

ERROR: Please enter the username parameter when using the {{Talkback}} template - thus {{Talkback|<username>}}.Boselawrence (talk) 11:36, 19 May 2008 (UTC)Boselawrence

you have no life! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.231.28.22 (talk) 19:43, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Image problems[edit]

ERROR: Please enter the username parameter when using the {{Talkback}} template - thus {{Talkback|<username>}}.--Boselawrence (talk) 19:46, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

History of timekeeping devices[edit]

I left you a couple of notes on the talk page, thanks for the review and helpful comments. Keilana|Parlez ici 03:03, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

my RfA - Ta![edit]

Gwen gleans, wending keen by the wikirindle.

Thanks for supporting my RfA, which went through 93/12/5. I'll be steadfast in this trust the en.Wikipedia community has given me. Cheers! Gwen Gale (talk) 01:11, 25 May 2008 (UTC)


URGENT: article on FSC for the WP Signpost[edit]

Hi, Suddenly we're filling a gap in the weekly Signpost Dispatch section with an article on Featured Sounds, and I'll have to do it within a day. I'm contacting several people on the history page, you among them, who might be able to review the draft (I hope it will be written in about 12 hours' time). Can you suggest anyone else? Do you know anyone who's been around from the start, who might know more about the history of the page? I guess I can find it via the edit histories. TONY (talk) 04:27, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Spotlight newsletter May 2008[edit]

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Changes to the project
Current proposals and discussions
  • We have discussed making the project daily again, nothing has yet been decided
Awards and honours
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Signpost article on FSC[edit]

Hi Zginder; delighted to see your text (we edit-conflicted). I've pasted mine in below, and will attempt to merge the best of both. Then I'll work further on it, adding some visual images.

Perhaps then I could buzz you to review the article? Sorry to have left you out of my historical account—I'll address that; it was hard to make it all out from the edit histories. TONY (talk) 14:19, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Homeschooling[edit]

Would you consider taking the job of writing the Homeschooling project's newsletter? - DiligentTerrier (and friends) 22:25, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

I would love to, but I do not know if I know enough of the going ons of WP:Home. Zginder 2008-05-28T02:04Z (UTC)
Just watch the Collaboration pages, look for new articles, new members, and keep an eye on the Homeschooling watchlist. Also, I reformatted the header of your comment on my talk page, as it did not appear correctly before. - DiligentTerrier (and friends) 15:59, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

RfA thank you spam[edit]

Hi there - thank you for supporting me in my RfA, which passed 69/10/3 yesterday. I will put the tools to good use and hopefully justify the confidence you had in me. Best wishes Fritzpoll (talk) 11:57, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Time Times (2008-06)[edit]

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homeschooling[edit]

Could you please justify your motive for taking away homeschoolers who had no choice in the matter? I know quite a few, who live in remote areas, and they are certainly homeschooled... thank you Snow555 (talk) 00:56, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Homeschooling newsletter[edit]

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History of timekeeping devices[edit]

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Just a heads up[edit]

I thought you might like to know that the Awards Center page has been deleted, along with its newsletter.  :(

So, where do we go from here?

To new and even more interesting projects, of course!

As announced in the newsletter, I've been preparing to co-coordinate a large collaboration/competition called Around the World. It was going to be run at the Awards Center, but since that no longer exists, the collaboration will be hosted somewhere else.

Around the World will begin July 15th as planned - it's location will be announced soon.

It'll be a blast. In the competition, participants will be helping to develop over 200 pages (drafts, which will be moved to article space once they are ready), using advanced tools to edit every single one of them!

This is going to be interesting.

And the event shall have awards which are being created specifically for it as we speak!

If you would like me to keep you informed of this and other interesting collaborations I'll be working on and/or organizing in the future, please drop me a note on my talk page, and I'll be happy to keep you in the know.

I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely,

The Transhumanist 22:19, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

I need your feedback...[edit]

Which of the following medals looks better. This one:

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Or this one:

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Which one do you like better?

Please let me know on my talk page.

Thank you.

The Transhumanist 21:45, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

What is Around the World?[edit]

It's a collaboration!

A collaboration using advanced wiki-tools!

If everything goes according to plan, it will begin on July 15th.

The event is being co-sponsored by Wikiproject Lists of basic topics and WikiProject Geography, and participants will be "traveling" all around "the World" visiting each country online (here on Wikipedia and perhaps beyond) as they apply advanced wiki-tools to improve pieces of the profiles of each and every country on Earth!. Each pass through these pages is a "trip around the World..."

The set of pages we are working on is currently located at Wikipedia:WikiProject Lists of basic topics.

Each page presents essential information on each country in a topic outline format, for ease of overviewing and navigating. Most of the topics presented are linkified, which turns these pages into a hypertextual map to material about each country on Wikipedia. When completed, they shall all become part of Wikipedia's contents system.

The pages share a standard format, with the information on each country presented in the same general order. So rather than getting stuck on a single country trying to complete it, each participant works on all 200+ political entities, completing a single data item or detail across all of the pages!

For this they use advanced tools like WP:AWB, Linky, etc. It goes fast, and since others are doing this at the same time, it makes "the World" feel like a beehive, and the participants are its bees.  :) The energy is contagious.

And since you are moving from country to country, the tasks make it feel like you are traveling around the world, and you get to learn a little about every country as you do so. This approach also allows for greater efficiency, because by the time you've done 30 or so of a particular item, you've figured out how to finish it faster and more effectively (such as where to find the data or how to make adjustments), and this specialization speeds up development - but more importantly it reduces errors.

The tasks are varied, which adds even more variety to the project. Some tasks are look-ups-and-fill-ins, some are copy and paste, some are image hunts, some are maintenance adjustments, some are link fixing, some are blue-linking (creating an underlying redirect so a link turns blue), some are fact checking, etc.

For an example of what a nearly complete page looks like, see these:

List of basic Albania topicsList of basic Argentina topicsList of basic Australia topicsList of basic Canada topicsList of basic Ecuador topicsList of basic Egypt topicsList of basic France topicsList of basic Germany topicsList of basic Iceland topicsList of basic India topicsList of basic Indonesia topicsList of basic Iraq topicsList of basic Republic of Ireland topicsList of basic Italy topicsList of basic Isle of Man topicsList of basic Israel topicsList of basic Japan topicsList of basic Macau topicsList of basic Mexico topicsList of basic Russia topicsList of basic Taiwan topicsList of basic United Kingdom topicsList of basic United States topics

There are only about 200 more pages to go!

During the collaboration, co-coordinators will be standing by, to lend a helping hand to participants, provide instruction and tips on how to use the tools, and help them find what they are looking for. Co-coordinators will also be using advanced tools to inspect the work of participants, and touch it up as needed, or if a task was done wrong throughout, point this out to the participant so he or she can make the necessary corrections.

Co-coordinators are working on the set of pages right now, to familiarize themselves with "the World" so they can help more effectively by the time the main event starts. But there's still lots of preparation left to be done, and we are looking for editors experienced in advanced wikitools who would like to become co-coordinators.

The Transhumanist 09:54, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Apollo 13 FSC[edit]

I have added a new version of the recording here. Would be grateful for feedback. Seddσn talk Editor Review 14:49, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates/Étude Op. 10, No. 10 (Chopin)[edit]

Would you like some more time for this, or shall I close it (with no prejudice against renomination)?

Go ahead. Zginder 2008-07-10T20:30Z (UTC)

You wouldn't like those other two articles?[edit]

So do you think there are any other "general solar system" articles that could be included? Serendipodous 13:00, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Using ISO 8601 at en-wiki for the fact-template[edit]

You may be interested in this Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Change_DATE_from_monthname_year_to_year-month. Nsaa (talk) 07:06, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Zoroastrian calendar[edit]

Hi, I put a serious clean up template on that page because certainly the early history section is a labyrinth of anachronisms. Perhaps the rating should be lower than B? nl:Gebruiker:Jcwf Jcwf (talk) 00:55, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

copyright[edit]

For the record, all three are in Public domain in America - Korean copyright on audio works expires 50 years after creation (thank god), and the Brazillian copyright act was revised in 1998; the Carmen Miranda songs were out of copyright under the old act in... about 1993, I think (the guidance I have is "Out of copyright in America if from before 1936"). God, I hate copyright investigation. I suppose it's just lucky I knew that many countries treat recordings differently to other media, and checked, or I'd have lost 2 weeks of work. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 10:30, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Commons Uploader[edit]

Commons Uploader can really mangle presentation of information - a couple of the things you commented on had the information there, just... mangled so that you had to know how Commons Uploader changes things to get at the original. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 15:57, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured_sound_candidates/Two_Spanish_Civil_War_songs[edit]

Could you have another look? Think I fixed the problems. 11:37, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Frog Legs Rag[edit]

Updated DYK query On 3 October, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Frog Legs Rag, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

BorgQueen (talk) 04:27, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Re: This is my point.[edit]

Well, what I meant to say is that we are actively working towards a featured topic. It's not like we will never be done. We just completed bringing a few of the topic's articles to GA status, including Final Fantasy 3 and Final Fantasy 7 (a MASSIVE project), and now we're working on Final Fantasy XIII's peer review and now bringing Final Fantasy (video game) to GA status again. Gary King (talk) 18:58, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank You![edit]

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For your assistance in keeping USS New Jersey (BB-62) vandal free while the article was up on the mainpage I herby award you The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar. Keep up the good work! TomStar81 (Talk) 00:21, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Upcoming World Development contest[edit]

Penubag has been hard at work developing awards for this project. He has completed a very professional looking medal, and is almost done with a trophy that is truly awesome - both of these awards are visually stunning.

I and a few others have been working steadily on the country outlines that will be the focus of the contest - an outline for every country of the world! They're shaping up nicely. So far, 28 of them have been moved to article space - these aren't complete, but they are complete enough to be made available for readers to benefit from them. The rest of the set still includes temporary data that was generated by template (because it matched most but not all of the countries), and before those lists can be moved to article space, all the temporary data needs to be checked for accuracy, and if incorrect it needs to be replaced with correct information.

The effort on the lists has been on 3 fronts:

  1. Working on the lists in article space to complete them so they will be good examples for editors working on the rest of the set (during the contest).
  2. Adding or correcting other data (fixing redlinks, filling in blanks, etc.). The main type of work participants in the contest will be doing. The reason we're doing this is to get a feel for it, to develop the fastest methods for each type of task, etc.
  3. Improving the overall design and implenting changes on all 247 pages, whether in article space or not.

There has been some opposition to us running the contest based on edit counts or iterations. The concern is that we should reward quality work and not quantity, for fear of crappy edits done quickly without thought just to earn an award. I pointed out that the collection of pages are drafts in the Wikipedia namespace (therefore posing no danger to article space) and that most of the work needs to be done with power tools like AWB and Linky (which are specifically designed for repetitive volumnous work), but the reply was that we shouldn't set the precedent of rewarding barnstars for numerically-based tasks, and implied the threat of continuously MfD'ing the contest if we attempted to do so (like they did with the Awards Center - I was very surprised and disappointed that participants didn't step up to defend it). So we need to be careful in determining what exactly the awards will represent, and how they will be awarded.

Since rewarding iterations (passes with AWB on all of the pages in the set) are out, we really don't need the globe-in-stand (award we were working on) anymore. Two awards should suffice.

Once we get started with the contest, I'd like to kick the whole thing off with a round of medals for those dedicated few who have worked hard on the project so far.

What do you think of all of this?

Your comments and suggestions are most welcome.

The Transhumanist 00:46, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

An invite for you[edit]

Samanthaheadshot.jpg The 36th and final NotTheWikipediaWeekly

Come for the final episode under this name on Sunday, November 2. The whole episode will be about recapping and discussing previous episodes. I am hosting this and look forward to as many of the more experienced NTWW's come to this episode. Plus, we may get a new guest, but we'll see. Anyway, its tomorrow @ 20:00 UTC. Please come! Mitch32(UP) 12:47, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia_talk:Featured_topic_candidates#Metroid_Prime_topic[edit]

Gary King (talk) 23:15, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Me (dab)[edit]

You added Montreal Exchange 56 seconds after I did. I hope you don't mind that I undid your edit since it was redundant. —EncMstr (talk) 17:03, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Washington Park, Chicago[edit]

You were involved in the original discussion. You may wish to comment at Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Washington Park, Chicago.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 01:52, 16 February 2009 (UTC)


Caspar David Friedrich[edit]

Thanks for reverting that horrid vandalisim, your a true hero. --Zaharous (talk) 14:00, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

FSC[edit]

Your Featured sound candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured sound status, Image:Gwbush2002stateoftheunion.ogg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another sound, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Xclamation point 21:05, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Country outlines project update - 2009/03/08[edit]

Remember "Around the World"?

Well, we've been around the World, and around again (virtually speaking, on Wikipedia), on this project.

Things have been slowing down again, so it's time for a big push...

We've gone live[edit]

This project needed a shot in the arm. Also, its draft pages have been littering Wikipedia's categories for months. The time seemed right to move all the country outline drafts to article space.

WHAT???

Well, the drafts had been sitting in Wikipedia space for a year.

WHAT???

Development has been moving at a snail's pace and we could use the help of the Wikipedia community at large (who are more likely to find these if they are in article space).

WHAT???

Yes, we've gone live.  :)

This puts pressure on us to get the blatantly incomplete elements of these outlines done. The only glaring problem is the government branches sections. These need to be corrected ASAP.

I've mentioned THE GOVERNMENT BRANCHES SECTIONS many times to many people over the past year, but the problem just doesn't seem to have been taken seriously. So let me put it another way:

HELP!!! I need your help on this now. Almost all the countries have a government with an executive branch, a legislative branch, and a judicial branch. The links for these branches need to be completed for each country outline:

Here's a convenient list you can use WP:LINKY on to access and edit these quickly. Please copy the list's link to the top of your talk page so that you can access it easily.

If you spot any standardization in links, and ways we can automate parts of this process, or for groups of countries that have links in common, please let me know!

Administrative support for outlines[edit]

There has been growing pressure on me to write up the administrative pages for outlines - their instructions, guidelines, etc. Therefore, I'm now in the process of composing these. Fortunately, it is mostly a matter of gathering material from messages I've written to you guys over the past year. Still, this is taking up most of my time, and I will be buried in these for the foreseeable future.

Traffic control[edit]

The next big task after the government branches sections are cleaned up is link support for the outlines.

There's quite a list of links and notices that need to be put in place around Wikipedia, providing access to them to readers, and alerting editors to the need to develop and maintain these pages. This will keep our bot people very busy (and happy).

But the most important thing right now is to get the government branches sections completed. So please, put your bots aside, roll up your shirt sleeves, and start typing.

Thank you.

The Transhumanist 03:29, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Triple Gold Club[edit]

Care to provide further comments on Scorpion0422's recent changes? rst20xx (talk) 15:00, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Wait a second here, so you opposed because you believed the article wasn't about the trophies enough. Okay, fair enough. So I added more about the trophies and yet you are still opposing. How about giving me some suggestions so that I can further improve it? -- Scorpion0422 18:55, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Contest proposal[edit]

A proposal has been posted for a contest between all 200 country WikiProjects. We need to know how this contest should be run, and what problems to look out for. And we're looking for judges, coordinators, ideas, and feedback.

(And we have some really cool awards for the contest).

The Transhumanist 18:38, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Spotlight relaunch[edit]

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Some users have decided to try and relaunch the spotlight project, and I am informing all users that were on the previous list of participants.

We thought that, rather than discuss it, it would be more effective to simply start, and try to make it work again. Therefore, we are currently working on an article.

Anyone is welcome to get involved, so please come to the #wikipedia-spotlight channel on the freenode IRC network.

 Chzz  ►  17:21, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Spotlight Newsletter[edit]

Wikipedia:Spotlight/Newsletter/2014/October

AfD nomination of Comparison of the 12-hour and 24-hour clocks[edit]

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Service awards proposal[edit]

Master Editor Hello, Zginder! I noticed you display a service award, and would like to invite you to join the discussion over a proposed revamping of the awards.

If you have any opinions on the proposal, please participate in the discussion. Thanks! — the Man in Question (in question) 19:55, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

External links[edit]

Having forgotten to explain what I had done on external links for the Bettina Shaw-Lawrence article the first time, I then returned to the edit page with message and then signed off.Now my user name appears instead of External Links. Would be most grateful if you could straighten things out. Sorry to trouble you. Regards,--Hunnyargus (talk) 13:20, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Arthur Lett-Haines[edit]

While reading over the Bettina Shaw-Lawrence article I realised that only by using Arthur Lett-Haines could one have access to him on Wikipedia. However he was always addressed as Lett-Haines so that very few people knew that his first name was Arthur. Can you do something so that Lett-Haines is automatically redirected to Arthur Let-Haines.Best regards --Hunnyargus (talk) 18:24, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

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RFC[edit]

I noticed that you participated in a previous RFC at Wikipedia talk:Notability (criminal acts)/Opinions. I was wondering if you might share your opinion here: RFC: Should Wikipedia:Notability (criminal acts) be merged with Wikipedia:Notability (events) and Wikipedia:Notability (people)? Thanks! Location (talk) 19:24, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Smallville Good Topic[edit]

Thank you for coming in an actually commenting on the topics at hand. I appreciate it.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 23:12, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Featured Sound Candidates discussion[edit]

As someone who has nominated or commented on one of the current candidates, a couple of which are getting very old, you are invited to comment at this discussion to see if we can tidy up the FSC page before Christmas (and / or one or more of the nominations). Thank you. BencherliteTalk 19:05, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

I just want to thank you for always cleaning up after me at Featured Sounds. I'm just learning the ropes there, and thus far I've seen you swoop in and fix things at least three times. Seeing all your hard work, often in the shadows, makes me wonder how the project would ever get along without you. Well, cheers, and happy new year. Sven Manguard Wha? 07:32, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

*bugs*[edit]

Because I feel like it. SilverserenC 03:14, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

FS[edit]

A sound file uploaded by you has been promoted to featured sound status.
Your sound file, File:Whitenoisesound.ogg was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate a sound file, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:12, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Just wanted to say thanks for supporting the Atlantic Coast Conference football championships featured topic. JKBrooks85 (talk) 08:10, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

FS[edit]

Your Featured sound candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured sound status, File:Wikipedia-Morse.ogg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another sound, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Guerillero | My Talk 03:00, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Featured Sounds needs you[edit]

Featured sounds was booming with activity in the March/April period, ideally that should be all the time. FS has been a battleground at times, however, it is my hope that that is in the past. I ask you all to reconsider your positions and set aside the differences you may have had with other participants for the good of the project and encyclopedia. Don't let FS become like VP, it is a path that a featured process should traverse. You were sent this message because you are listed at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates/Contributors or have been a past contributor.

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Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Major League Baseball Draft first-round picks/archive1[edit]

The naming issue you voiced at the FTC has been fixed (I believe). If you could check in again that'd be great, thanks! Staxringold talkcontribs 19:54, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates/Roast Beef of Old England[edit]

I have replied at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates/Roast Beef of Old England.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 03:03, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

WP:FSC backlog[edit]

WP:FSC has gotten backed up due to limited feedback. Your feedback would be appreciated.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 01:31, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

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Notice of discussiont to revamp WP:FS[edit]

As a formerly active discussant at WT:FSC, I would like to call your attention to Wikipedia talk:Featured sound candidates#Proposal to revamp FS.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 18:08, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

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Wikilegal research on sound recordings[edit]

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Bloomfield nj[edit]

Is there any way you could possibly add a section to "Bloomfield New Jersey" and include information on the Police and Fire Departments?

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Recent Edits from Page[edit]

Zginder,

Thanks for the notification. Shared IP... some yahoo in the office feels they're a comedian. Looking for the individual right now, will do a face-to-face talk with them on it.

This is why we can't have nice things. 161.69.89.20 (talk) 21:14, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Mystic[edit]

The situation with Mystic is rather confusing. The website lists platforms that are accessible from the street and a portable lift (both of which I can confirm in person), but the system timetable does not list it as accessible. I was going off the former information when I changed the page, but lacking other 'official' information I fully support your current edit. I may place a call on Monday to determine what a ticket agent says; if they say that it is accessible then it may be an omission in the timetable in which case I will give up on citing sources and start potato farming instead. Cheers, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 00:31, 21 June 2014 (UTC)