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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Magdalene College Dining Hall, Cambridge, UK - Diliff.jpg[edit]

I've edited out the lens flares. See if you think it's good enough. I have a PNG version so can go back if I miss anything. Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:16, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

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Wikibomb list subjects[edit]

How did you create this list? it would help to know as we might be able to discern some notability characteristics from its source.

I have been looking at Google hits using the search string 'site:adb.anu.edu.au AND ("sydney university" OR "university of sydney") AND female' which gives 109 results... and because it is limited to ADB they will likely be notable......

Regards, Ariconte (talk) 23:17, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

They are from the alumni office and are mostly winners of awards (OAM / AO /AM / etc). I have a few extra details on each like what degree they did and what year. Having looked at a few of them, many will be difficult to write about with limited sources. So your ADB list would also be useful - can you add it to the bottom of the page (with a column for users to sign up to their choice)? I think the organisers were hoping to concentrate on living subjects, but at this stage let's just use a broad net. --99of9 (talk) 03:03, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
I have added a couple into the list.... possibly they should be in a separate table???? Feel free to revert my adds and do a separate table with names taken from ADB.... I have not found a good way to dump the list from Google. I'm busy till Monday afternoon so will wait for your decision, Regards, Ariconte (talk) 07:43, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
I've made an addition to the main WB page, in response to what happened after the previous Wikibomb (and reiterate that I don't really think bomb is an appropriate name, but that's irrelevant). Everyone must be really clear that a link to a faculty website and a list of publications may not be seen by all as significant coverage in independent reliable sources, as required by WP:GNG. I, personally, don't really understand the intricacies of WP:PROF, but try to err on the side of more references are needed than fewer. The ADB refs are great - they definitely count. But we don't want articles being up for PROD, BLPPROD or AFD in the coming weeks. Good luck! The-Pope (talk) 04:15, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks - happy to include that. My suspicion is that most articles will be about famous graduates rather than faculty, but we shall see. I'm going to swat up on WP:PROF before the event :). --99of9 (talk) 04:23, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
I like to stick to sportspeople , with the occasional dabble in actors, music and politicians; where the notability rules are just so much clearer in most cases. Academic notability is so subjective. Last time round, the Wikibomb did some pretty good work, but a few articles on borderline notable professors were created, with little or no referencing. If it is going to be a partially guided event, then referencing must be emphasised as being essential, not just a nice to have. All the

best, The-Pope (talk) 12:04, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Usyd wiki project[edit]

Thanks for the May Hollinworth photo. Looking forward to the research.Readlib (talk) 12:02, 27 October 2014 (UTC)readlib(talk)

Hi 99of9, could you clarify where on the sample userpage I find "edit source" to copy into the source of my userpage. I'm missing something, ie I can find edit,but do you mean select edit, and then copy the source, rather than 'edit source"? Many thanks Readlib (talk) 02:20, 28 October 2014 (UTC) Readlib(talk)
@Readlib: Your interface must look different to mine. Try the procedure you've mentioned and see if it works. --99of9 (talk) 02:30, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
Done, Could you take a look at my user page? -- Readlib (talk) 03:40, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
@Readlib: looks good! --03:43, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome- looking forward to participating in this event! Spottedpufferfish (talk) 00:25, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Actually, would it be possible for you to help me to upload an image of my notable woman? I don't have a confirmed account, so I can't upload it myself, until I've made enough edits. I've checked whether the image is out of copyright, and it appears to be, because it was a photograph taken before 1955. The image is located here or here on p.56. Thanks so much! Spottedpufferfish (talk) 05:23, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Yep, I can do that. Thanks for the copyright check. --99of9 (talk) 06:16, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
@Spottedpufferfish: done. It's in your sandbox. --99of9 (talk) 06:38, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Spottedpufferfish (talk) 23:26, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for all your diligence and organisation yesterday. One newbie has gone on to contribute to Florfenicol and I notice that at the bottom of the "Antibacterials" box is a random "SprayberrySprayberrySprayberry" which I think is some sort of error introduced (by some earlier person) into a template. Is it an error and if so is it possible to remove it? Whiteghost.ink (talk) 00:42, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

I removed it as it looked like vandalisam.... Ariconte (talk) 01:01, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

--Jacqui Matthews987 (talk) 05:13, 3 November 2014 (UTC)I thought I still had my article on Susie O'Reilly in my Sandbox, because I hadn't finished putting it together on friday, but when I went to polish up today it had been tidied up, edited and posted? Is this normal? Or must I have clicked something by accident?

@Jacqui Matthews987: It looks like one of our Wikipedian helpers reviewed it and thought it was ready to go live. Congrats. Completely normal, but sorry for the surprise! It may get argued about and copy edited, so if there's anything you want to chip in, go for it. I'll try to find a better picture, because it seems the previous one has been deleted for some reason. --99of9 (talk) 05:19, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
OK that's fine - I was just confused...Jacqui Matthews987 (talk) 06:50, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

ROBYN OVERALL[edit]

This article was speedy deleted.... see: User_talk:Vjcwade. I don't remember the article so can't opine on its quality - only saw the speedy because I had the user page on my watchlist.

This is a fallacy of using the category to track the articles created - because the cat disappears with the article. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 17:23, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Hang on, will take a look. Undelteted now. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 19:25, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Ariconte (talk) 20:42, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the note. I've also tried to watchlist all of them, but I expected to have at least 24 hours between any nomination and deletion! Maybe this should go back into userspace for protection? Draft is apparently too risky. Thanks for getting it back Cas. --99of9 (talk) 21:33, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Why move Wikibomb cat to talk so soon?[edit]

Seeing as the Wikibomb cat was hidden anyway, why move it to the talk page so soon? It probably make sense to do so at some stage (perhaps a week or a month later), but while the articles are newly subject to the review of the wider Wikipedia community, things like the Related Changes were still usefull. (Luckily we still have the Meetup Related Changes.) Don't change them back now, of course, just noting for future Wikibombs. Mark Hurd (talk) 09:45, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

@Markhurd: Well, I agree with you, but someone came complaining to Wikipedia:Australian_Wikipedians'_notice_board#HELP.21, citing technical categorization policy and threatening deletion. Feel free to speak up over there. --99of9 (talk) 09:50, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

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Precious again[edit]

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Thank you for your contributions to quality articles such us Redback Spider and Lord Howe Island, enjoying collaboration, for excellent tasty images, for helping Australia's foreign relations to illustration, for "helping newcomers or important neglected pages" and for enjoying "seeing others expand or improve articles I've worked on", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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Thanks for Thanks[edit]

99of9 I really appreciate your thanks for a very simple addition. Wikipedia is largely a thankless task and so you made a real difference to my day. Castlemate (talk) 23:49, 7 January 2015 (UTC) Scott

@Castlemate: You're welcome. Thanking is so easy I should try to do it more often. If you're interested in a bit more human interaction, you might want to add your username to Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/Invite. --99of9 (talk) 00:30, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
That sounds way to scary! I'm too shy to even create a user page after about eight years of editing. Castlemate (talk) 00:36, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
@Castlemate: All it means is that three or four times a year I will come by your talk page to invite you to an event. You can turn them all down if you like! --99of9 (talk) 00:44, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

I wasn't being too serious. Can you help me sort out the "alma mater" problem in info boxes? For that reason I should come along to a Meetup. The USyd Wikibomb day looks amazing. I'd like to see a few of those days created for Australian architects and for Old Newingtonians. Castlemate (talk) 00:50, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Can you briefly explain what the alma mater problem is? I don't edit infoboxes very often. --99of9 (talk) 01:20, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Mike Baird is a good example. Instead of Education the info box has Alma mater. Some say that is only your tertiary institution. I dispute that but more importantly most people who have been Premier of NSW haven't been educated beyond high school. All info boxes should list Education and whatever levels are known should be listed: primary, secondary and tertiary. Some sporting info boxes (particularly North American) have College team ...blah blah blah! Do you get what I mean? Castlemate (talk) 10:35, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

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Would like a new user name[edit]

Hi, I saw that you are a renamer. Would like to change my name to A21sauce if that's still available, to further anonymize myself. thanksAichik (talk) 23:37, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

I see this is already done. --99of9 (talk) 12:25, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Change user name[edit]

Hi, I am here for a new username. I gave one of my recognized nickname "smartjkm" which I would like to change. Would appreciate a lot if it can be changed to smartuserblack. thanks. User:smartjkm (talk) 18:18, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

@Smartuserblack: @Smartjkm: Done... I think. This was my first global rename, so let me know if anything seems wrong. --99of9 (talk) 12:24, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi thanks seems right... :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Smartuserblack (talkcontribs) 13:39, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for the encouragement, awesome user page! Harryp2 (talk) 04:45, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

@Harryp2: Cheers. I was impressed that you've had a wiki account so long before they got you editing. Now that you've started you'll never go back. --99of9 (talk) 05:02, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Check something for me?[edit]

Would you mind going back to https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:99of9/sandbox3&oldid=645853719&veaction=edit if you have a moment? I think this is fixed, but I want to make sure that it works for you. Feel free to {{ping}} me or drop a note on my talk page—whatever's easiest. Thanks, WhatamIdoing (talk) 19:07, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

@WhatamIdoing: yes it works fine now, thanks for closing the phab report. --99of9 (talk) 00:20, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. One bug down, always more to go.  ;-)
By the way, Citoid will probably arrive here on Monday afternoon (PDT; about 20 hours from now). The decision will depend mostly on the reports from French and Italian Wikipedia. If any new problems have popped up, then it'll stay frozen at the two-wiki mark. But my e-mail inbox isn't on fire, so I'm assuming that all's well there. There were some unexpected doi-related problems last week, but I believe that patch has already reached production. We'll see—and do please let me know if you try it out and have any thoughts on it. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 03:16, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

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@Crisco 1492: Thanks, I've made an edit you're welcome to check. --99of9 (talk) 00:27, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

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Would like a new user name[edit]

Hi, I notice that you are a renamer. Would like to change my name to RenewableEnergy1 if that's still available, to avoid any misunderstandings and avoid being accused of act of impersonation. Thanks a lot in advance! Meisam tab (talk) 18:47, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi User:Meisam tab. The best place to request this is at m:Special:GlobalRenameRequest. --99of9 (talk) 22:13, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Hans Freeman[edit]

Since you are connected to USyd chemistry, could you find out if there is a photo of the late Prof. Freeman which could be used in the infobox? Thanks. EdChem (talk) 15:56, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi User:EdChem sure thing, I'll check it out. Wow, nice work on the article! --99of9 (talk) 23:45, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
A quick update User:EdChem: we don't know the provenance of the usual one we use (prob university-hired professional), and I haven't found anyone who personally took one, but a friend of the family is going to contact them. --99of9 (talk) 00:28, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the update. I wonder if Mitchell Guss might have a suitable photo with a WP-compatible license, he is a co-author of all of Hans' most cited publications and they evidently collaborated over a long period. Cheers, EdChem (talk) 01:22, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

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