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Calvin discovers Wikipedia[edit]

  • "A little rudeness and disrespect can elevate a meaningless interaction into a battle of wills and add drama to an otherwise dull day." -- Calvin, of Calvin and Hobbes. --Guy Macon 7&6=thirteen () 13:55, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Circular referencing?[edit]

I'd love to see the article kept, but that source says it's "from Wikipedia". --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 14:37, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Surami Synagogue Okay. Got it. 7&6=thirteen () 14:43, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
Sorry. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 14:44, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
I think I solved the problem. Added references. It will be deleted when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.
Or when there is a consensus in support, which I do not foresee. 7&6=thirteen () 19:33, 22 August 2017 (UTC)


I might have asked you before (memory of a very elderly goldfish and all that) but why is this a redlink? --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 14:54, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

I don't know if you asked me before. I am not in opposition to it.
  1. It looks like a lot of responsibility to me. I've thought about it, but to me it would be a commitment. I recognize it is a service to the Wikipedia project/community and I would not want to disappoint those who might entrust me with power, which should be exercised with restraint. And of course, there are volumes that I don't know about being an admin, so my areas would necessarily be circumscribed.
  2. My interest has historically been content creation. With some wiki mopping on occasion. I have created articles that I knew about or caught my fancy. I have been involved (periodically) in article rescue, which is something I like to do.
  3. I would guess that some will find nits to pick on any nomination. E.g., not enough AFD participation.
  4. I am a mere WP:Wikignome.
  5. And I have been cutting back on my edits and wikitime. It is an addiction.
  6. I also think that after 100K edits it would be opening a Pandora's box for my critics. I don't want to be Joan of Arc on the pyre, even if I would be the guest of honor.
So thank you for thinking of me. 7&6=thirteen () 15:30, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Some responses, respective to your bullets:

  • That is a great perspective and one that will go down well at RfA. No-one enters RfA an expert in all admin areas. Humility is good. What we want is people who respect policy, know where to find it, and follow it. And restraint is much valued.
  • RfA loves content creators. You're here to build the 'pedia. We're a bit odd. We don't like candidates who frequent the drama boards, but we do like a bit of a track record in some kinds of adminny areas (eg CSD / AfD) so we can see if you can follow policy
  • See User:Dweller/Tips_for_aspiring_future_admins#Wikignomes
  • There's no limit on the number of admins, so if you're not going to use the tools 1000 times a day, it's no loss to us if we give you the tools. You're not depriving someone else of them
  • That is the biggest problem. RfA can be harsh. If you don't like what you're hearing, you can withdraw.

Read the tips essay I linked in my bullets and see what you think.

And my first question will be what disputes you've had in the past. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 15:39, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Howard B. Meek[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 27 August 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Howard B. Meek, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Howard B. Meek was the founder and dean of the first college to train professional hotel managers? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Howard B. Meek. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Howard B. Meek), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 00:04, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

DYK for S 9 (Abydos)[edit]

I can't manage to ping you and neither the ping, nor the reply to nor the u templates work with your user name! Anyway I wanted to let you know that I have done my QPQ for DYK on S 9 (Abydos), having reviewed this article. Iry-Hor (talk) 07:49, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Yunnan hare[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Yunnan hare at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Doug Coldwell (talk) 13:03, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Addressed your concerns. Thanks for the prompt rereview! 7&6=thirteen () 14:45, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Yunnan hare[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Yunnan hare 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 Dunkleosteus77 -- Dunkleosteus77 (talk) 23:01, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Yunnan hare[edit]

The article Yunnan hare you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Yunnan hare 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 Dunkleosteus77 -- Dunkleosteus77 (talk) 01:22, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Mountain dog [edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing—Mountain dog —has been proposed for merging with Molosser. If you are interested, please follow the (Discuss) link at the top of the article to participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Cavalryman V31 (talk) 02:45, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I am honored to work with you! It was an awesome experience. Face-smile.svg Adityavagarwal (talk) 03:24, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. Great result of a mutual effort. 7&6=thirteen () 11:54, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Organic mineral[edit]

Greetings, arithmetically correct editor! I like most of the changes you have made to Organic mineral, but I'm wondering whether it was really necessary to split References into two parts. After all, there are only 10 sources. Using {{harv}} makes sense if you're citing different parts of the same work, but here it just seems to add complexity with no benefit. RockMagnetist (DCO visiting scholar) (talk) 23:33, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Sorry - I should have read the article talk page first. RockMagnetist (DCO visiting scholar) (talk) 23:39, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
Replied on the article talk page. Cheers. 7&6=thirteen () 01:08, 9 September 2017 (UTC)