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Regarding your article "Caught"[edit]

Article: You added the reference improve template in September 2012. But why does this article need more citations? The current citation to the Lords website is the definitive source for any law of the sport cricket. Any additional citation CANNOT add additional points as not stated in the Lords laws, and as such will not do anything but duplicate what already was in the Lords Law.

So, why exactly?

PS: The current citations reference the law "Bowled" when they actually should refer to Caught. As I stated above, the cricinfo sources are unnecessary since the Lords Laws are the single definitive source of all knowledge on cricket laws.

SigmaG (talk) 03:56, 14 January 2018 (UTC) SigmaG

That's because articles need multiple references to demonstrate notability. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:08, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

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Bots Newsletter, March 2018[edit]

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Thank you! edited by: Headbomb 03:11, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

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CFD: C2A vs.C2B?[edit]

Was something wrong with my CFD for "Shipwrecks of the Spanish-American War"? C2A clearly covers "Appropriate conversion of hyphens into en dashes or vice versa". Removing the CFD and then reinserting it resets the clock on the 48-hour waiting period, but I don't see any benefit from it. Does C2B have some advantage? This makes me feel like I am missing something. Chris the speller yack 15:10, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

The top of WP:CFDS says "They must be tagged with {{subst:cfr-speedy}} so that users of the categories are aware of the proposal." And it was easier to tag the category with WP:Twinkle. Armbrust The Homunculus 18:06, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
OK. I'll try not to miss that step next time. I have done a few of these, but it has been quite a while. Thanks for catching my slip-up. Chris the speller yack 20:55, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

2018 Romanian Masters[edit]

Hi Armbrust,

Why would you move 2018 Romanian Snooker Masters to 2018 Romanian Masters and said that "not part of the tournaments name"? The tournament's full name is "Romanian Snooker Masters", you can see that from their facebook page[1], the logo of the tournament and the articles posted by World Snooker[2][3]--QBear (talk) 05:15, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Signpost issue 4 – 29 March 2018[edit]

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Gold dust day gecko[edit]

Thanks for closing this featured picture nomination and notifying me of promotion. I noticed my image's page on Commons does not note its Featured status by showing the star badge like other featured images. Is this an automated process that will happen in the next few days, or do I need to do it? Also, will it be scheduled at a Picture of The Day on Wikipedia? How does all of this work. I've seen other featured images have all of these things, but I never really knew how they happened. Any insight into the process is appreciated. Steevven1 (Talk) (Contribs) (Gallery) 23:58, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

The template (commons:Template:Assessments) to indicate the images featured status needs to be added by someone, there is not automated process for it. It was previously done by Julia W.
The scheduling of POTDs is done by Crisco 1492, so you should ask him about that. Armbrust The Homunculus 09:10, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
I still do it, just too infrequently these days! I'll start a run this evening to catch up on them all. Julia\talk 08:56, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the info! Steevven1 (Talk) (Contribs) (Gallery) 17:18, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Happy Birthday[edit]

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Wishing Armbrust a very happy birthday on behalf of the Birthday Committee! Chris Troutman (talk) 17:40, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 19:07, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

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DYK file[edit]

Re: File:80 - Machu Picchu - Juin 2009 - edit.2.jpg is duplicative local categorisation needed though? Hundreds of DYK images have only had the template and category added on Commons. Furthermore, the banner now appears twice on the description for English Wikipedia users, which strikes me as unnecessary... —innotata 03:57, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

That categorisation is used on almost 10000 files, so removing it from only one file isn’t really a good idea. Armbrust The Homunculus 04:01, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
There's no reason most of those can't be moved gradually to the identically structured Commons category, which is why the Commons category was created. I fail to see how this takes away from any maintenance. Maybe best to bring this up at the DYK project talk page though it seems obvious to me. —innotata 04:14, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

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Thank you! edited by: Headbomb 15:04, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

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1933 Double eagle[edit]

Hi Armbrust

It seems a bit like splitting hairs to me, not to include the 1933 eagle in the featured set, just because it was promoted at a different time. It clearly fits with the others, it's featured just like they are, and surely the purpose of such a set is to be useful to the commnunity as a set, not to have one separate just for WP:Wikilawyeringing reasons? Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 21:16, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, but stating that an image was promoted in a nomination, which doesn't even mentions the picture, is just plain missleading. Armbrust The Homunculus 00:41, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

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Precious anniversary[edit]

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Five years!

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Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 13:01, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Q re an edit of yours on WP:EL/P[edit]

Hi — re the change to put a Supplement template on WP:EL/P, I haven't been able to find an RfC or other discussion. Can you point me to such? (I did find Wikipedia talk:External links/Perennial websites/Archive 2#RfC: Proposal for promotion of Wikipedia:External links/Perennial websites to a guideline which ends w a mention of ‘supplement’ but there's no discussion specific to that.) Thx, Humanengr (talk) 03:07, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

I have no idea. That was too long ago. Armbrust The Homunculus 14:17, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Speedy Rename - Help Me Please[edit]

I was confused by your undoing of my request for a speedy rename of a category ([[4]]). You said, "Read the lead before listing pages here." I had read it and thought the category applied under the criteria WP:C2D as stated. I was directed to this page by policies such as C2D. At the top of the page, regarding C2D, it states, "after a page move discussion resulted in explicit consensus to rename" which I considered the link I provided to show. Is this considered too controversial given the latter clarification on that criteria, "If the page names are controversial or ambiguous in any way, then this criterion does not apply," or did I miss something else? I'm trying to follow through with this and have not done this before. Using "pro-choice" as a title seems to go against WP:NPOV. In accord with having a neutral point of view, the groups who usually call themselves "pro-life" are labeled "anti-abortion" and those who usually call themselves "pro-choice" are labeled, "abortion rights" while listing their own self-description after the main title. >> M.P.Schneider,LC (parlemusfeci) 19:54, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

@MPSchneiderLC: What I meant is actually higher on the page. It's "Tag category with {{subst:cfr-speedy|New name}}". Also this applies for every page you want to rename through this process, and they all need to be listed on the page. Armbrust The Homunculus 19:59, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Can you offer some history on the "Car" vs "Automobile" discussion?[edit]

I'm looking at this recent category name change and wondering about the history here as well as at the Car article. This looks like a name change that had been going on for a while. Do you know why it changed in October? Here is the discussion closed on the 22nd: Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2018 October 10#Category:Automobiles Thanks Springee (talk) 04:01, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

Not really. Armbrust The Homunculus 16:13, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
OK. Since you were involved with this topic I letting you know there is a current discussion of the topic: Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2018 October 26#Category:Cars. I've notified all editors involved with the Oct 22 discussion and the previous discussions linked via the Oct 22 discussion. Springee (talk) 01:56, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured topics/NWA World Historic Light Heavyweight Championship[edit]

Thanks for the heads up I had not realized it's already been three months. I have put it up for GA and will push it through, the topic is demoted at least I can bring it back to Good Topic once the article has been improved. MPJ-DK (talk) 14:48, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Jamie Clarke Snooker player[edit]

Why did you change the above player's name to Jamie Rhys Clarke? . Clarke has clearly stated he wants to be know as Jamie Clarke ok ?. Also World Snooker call him by his proper name Jamie Clarke (talk) 18:58, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

That was because of several objections to that at WT:SNOOKER. It was clearly states, that if you want that change to happen than you need to initiate an WP:RM on the talk page. Armbrust The Homunculus 19:01, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
I don't care what it states you are wrong to include Rhys in his name when the player has directly stated his name is Jamie Clarke ok (talk) 20:35, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
His name was correctly changed after much chat on here and I did not see anyone complaining. (talk) 20:37, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

How do I get his name changed to his proper title of Jamie Clarke? . What is the process? . You did not discuss this with anybody did you just make the change yourself ?. (talk) 19:47, 13 November 2018 (UTC)