User talk:Alpha Quadrant

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Wishing you well[edit]

I definitely remember when you were active. I appreciate the contributions you made here, wish that you would return, but respect your decision. I wish you well. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 05:21, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Creating a Article listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Creating a Article. Since you had some involvement with the Creating a Article redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. John Vandenberg (chat) 11:34, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:National Registered Agents, Inc. (logo).png)[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svg Thanks for uploading File:National Registered Agents, Inc. (logo).png. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'file' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Werieth (talk) 17:34, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Missing Wikipedians[edit]

I've added you to the page above because of how much you've done for us and because you've retired. It's intended to memorialize your service to this project, and I agree: This place is getting more hostile by the day, and it's unfortunate because we even had one hell of a hard worker just walk out on us for the exact same reason. Can't we all just get along?

Anyway, if you don't want to be on this list, just remove yourself and use an edit summary e.g. "I do not wish to be on this list; please keep me off". That way if other editors come looking to put you on the list after you've been taken off, they'll see that edit summary and decide not to add you. Of course, if you do decide to come back, then you'll still have to take yourself off the list anyway. ;)

God bless, LazyBastardGuy 02:26, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

LazyBastardGuy: Alpha was already two times on that list and he wanted to be removed, see [1]. Maybe simply commenting him out with an HTML notice? mabdul 14:51, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

ATTENTION: Alpha Quadrant has already been added to the list and has kindly asked to be removed before. If you came here looking to add this user, please refrain as they have requested not to be added in the past. Thank you.

Notification of a June AfC BackLog Drive[edit]


Hello Alpha Quadrant:

WikiProject Articles for creation is holding a month long Backlog Elimination Drive!
The goal of this drive is to eliminate the backlog of unreviewed articles. The drive is running from June 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014.

Awards will be given out for all reviewers participating in the drive in the form of barnstars at the end of the drive.
There is a backlog of over 100 articles, so start reviewing articles! Visit the drive's page and help out!

The AfC helper script can assist you in tallying your edits automatically. To view a full list of changes, visit the changelog. Please report bugs and feature requests there, too! Thanks. Sent on behalf of (tJosve05a (c) by {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) using the MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:45, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Survey for editors who mentor newcomer[edit]

Dear Wikipedia Ambassador,

I am seeking input on your experience as a mentor to new Wikipedians. This survey is designed to provide insight for the development of a new mentorship support tool on Wikipedia. If you have a moment, please take this survey, it should not take more than 10 minutes of your time to complete.

Also, if you are able to, I would greatly appreciate it if you would send the following survey to the mentee you worked with:

Thank you in advance for your participation, Gabriel Mugar 13:33, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi, can you make a comment about my new project[edit]

hi, Hi, can you make a comment about my new project

Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello Alpha Quadrant. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

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DRN needs assistance[edit]

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Best regards, TransporterMan 15:52, 8 January 2015 (UTC) (current DRN coordinator)

Precious again[edit]

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Thank you for reviewing in the Contributor copyright investigations/PumpkinSky! Paraphrasing (I hope not too closely): If everybody who reads this looked at one more article it could be over today. - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (19 September 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:17, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Three years ago, you were the 30th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style. We miss you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:28, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

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Thank you for coming over and chat --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:15, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

You are missed[edit]

I just wanted to drop by and say you are very much missed. I hope you return to regular editing. --Hammersoft (talk) 17:28, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Hammersoft, I do miss it here. Looking back, I learned much while here on the project both from you and others. Learning copyright law from you for instance. Heh, I didn't take that too well at the time, but more and more I've grown to appreciate how helpful it has been both while I was on the project and even in life outside of the project. In many ways, the positive aspects did outweigh the negative. Unfortunately, I don't have as much time to devote work on the project as I once did. Though, as you can see, I'm not completely gone...receiving a CSD notice certainly will draw me out haha. Someday I will be back to regular editing, this I promise. Thanks for stopping by with the note. Best wishes, Alpha_Quadrant (talk) 05:13, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Yeah we didn't hit it off well at the start. But, one of the things I always appreciated about you is that you kept an open mind and were willing to consider other alternatives, even if you initially radically disagreed with them. That is a rare thing around these parts. I look forward to your return and hope all is well in your life. --Hammersoft (talk) 11:25, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Toyloa listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Toyloa. Since you had some involvement with the Toyloa redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. - TheChampionMan1234 00:09, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Dirt track racing in Canada[edit]

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GOVCOM listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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Help needed at DRN[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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