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Happy New Year, Astros4477

Thanks, happy new year to you too!--Astros4477 (talk) 17:57, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Roller coaster names

Quick question for you ... you edited the article at Wild Eagle to remove the italics from the coaster name, and your edit summary said something to the effect that roller coaster names weren't normally italicized. When did that change? If you can link me to a discussion thread, I'd appreciate it. I'm not making any changes/edits to add them back until I see what happened and where consensus fell. Thanks. --McDoobAU93 18:33, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

There was never a discussion. I've never seen a roller coaster article on Wikipedia where the title is italicized. I've only been here for a year so did they used to be italicized?--Astros4477 (talk) 19:03, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes, when Wikiproject Roller Coasters was a separate WikiProject, the group's Manual of Style (so to speak) stated that coaster names were to be italicized, like titles. I am gonna try and find that page as a reference. --McDoobAU93 21:35, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
I remember there were guidelines, but those haven't been updated in years. If you look at all the Good Articles in the project, barely anyone of them follow the old guidelines.--Astros4477 (talk) 22:51, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
I was curious about this too. Outside of Wiki it goes both ways: ACE and the European Coaster Club do italicize coaster names in their publications. IAAPA italicizes all ride names, not just coasters. Park World and Amusement Today don't italicize coasters or rides. I haven't italicized any coaster names in the articles I've edited online, because I didn't think we did that on Wiki. If there is an agreed upon preference or style sheet, let me know.JlACEer (talk) 23:07, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
McDoob, if you can find that reference, it would help us reassess the need. At this point, however, roller coasters are being treated as names of structures or landmarks similar to the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Big Ben, etc. I've been editing a bit longer than Astros (since 2010), and haven't seen italics being used for coasters either. --GoneIn60 (talk) 05:26, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
I've been trying to locate it in the old WP Roller Coasters files, but they seem to have disappeared after WPRC was assimilated into WP Amusement Parks. For much of my time here (October 2006), coaster names have been italicized, but I'll go with whatever consensus desires. --McDoobAU93 17:16, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
Just to let you know, nothing was deleted from Wikipedia in the merger so it is probably still out there somewhere. This page might help along with the edit history of this page. Hope this helps. Themeparkgc  Talk  23:17, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Put a reference on the article Central Park Carousel

Will you please put a reference on the article Central Park Carousel becuase I dont know how to put a reference so can you please do it because I want it to stay on wikipedia. Please do leave a message on my talk page. Starship9000. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.131.177.233 (talk) 00:51, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Operation B&M

Two things:

1. Did you forget to nominate Bizarro (Six Flags Great Adventure) for GA-status. I see that you re-wrote the whole thing (making it GA-ready) but you never nominated it. I don't want to nominate it because I did nothing to the article other then add a ref right now.

2. Just to keep my self busy, I created Operation B&M. If you wanna help out, your free to do so. :)

--Dom497 (talk) 20:05, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

I completely forgot so thanks for the reminder! The Operation B&M is a great idea! I noticed you're pretty much only working with B&M articles so I think it would be really cool to have all or most of the articles GA class. I'll be glad to help out where necessary. I plan to get GateKeeper to FAC but I don't see that happening until late this year cause it'll have to go through a copy edit, GAN and FAC. Also just a note, I think we should keep these article being reviewed by people outside of the project.--Astros4477 (talk) 21:17, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
Dom, have you ever thought of making operation B&M as part of the Amusement Parks WikiProject? Themeparkgc  Talk  22:52, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
@Astros, your gonna have to get rid of the Pointbuzz refs for any chance at FA! :p After reading your post I looked at the Levi article and I think it might stand a chance at FA after a copy-edit, what do you think? Also, I agree with the reviewing. @Themeparkgc, well my intention was to keep my self busy on Wikipedia for at least the next few months. To be honest, I was ready to retire (I know, again) just last month because it was sooo boring here but I was able to pick my self back up and this is a way to make sure that won't happen for a while. In the end, I guess we could bring it into the project and if we do, we should probably come up with another "operation".--Dom497 (talk) 03:06, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
Just a couple things about getting Leviathan to FA, I'd suggest removing the references in the lead per WP:LEDE. Also, I'm pretty sure image galleries are discouraged at GAN (I could be wrong on that). I'd suggest adding a reception section too. Besides that, I think it's pretty good. Btw, I hope you stay as long as possible. The project has been making great progress in the last year and it would be nice to see it continue.--Astros4477 (talk) 03:42, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
During the GAN review, we discussed how biased all the reviews out there are so we settled to leaving the section out. :P --Dom497 (talk) 03:55, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
Oh, and to Themeparkgc, give me a day or two to think about moving into the project.--Dom497 (talk) 03:58, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
O and it doesn't matter to me if its moved into the project. Honestly, I don't think anyone besides us will look at it anyway.--Astros4477 (talk) 04:02, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
That was exactly what I was thinking, in which just make it look better...why not move it? I just don't know where to move it in the project. ;) --Dom497 (talk) 04:19, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
So we all know my attempted revival of collaboration of the month was a flop, so I decided to make Operation B&M a replacement. Basically I have made it replace most of the existing content here with edit history still preserved here. Themeparkgc  Talk  22:22, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
I figured I'd jump on the bandwagon and improve Batman: The Ride. If you have any thoughts on the discussion I started here it would be greatly appreciated. Themeparkgc  Talk  23:36, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, not trying to butt in. Just thought I'd offer some advice as well. Some of the images on the left in Leviathan will need to be moved right or removed. Per MOS:IMAGELOCATION, they should not be used at the beginning of a section. Thought I'd leave the decisions on how you want to modify that up to you. I'll go ahead and make other minor changes that are needed. --GoneIn60 (talk) 04:50, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
You're always welcome to butt in Goneln, the more help the better :).--Astros4477 (talk) 04:55, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Zyklon (roller coaster)

I will improve the article Zyklon roller coaster and put more information about this defunct roller coaster by researching it. Please do leave a message on my talk page. Starship9000 (talk) 19:09, 5 January 2013 (UTC

DYK nomination of Millennium Force

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Millennium Force 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! Rlendog (talk) 02:56, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

  • I just want to clarify so that there is no confusion in the future that the requirement for DYK is for a 5x expansion (or a new article altogether), since DYK's main purpose is to highlight new articles. The exception is unsourced BLPs, where a 2x requirement is used. The DYK eligibility rules are here and here. I think you did an excellent job with the article, but there was already too much there before to make it a good DYK candidate. Rlendog (talk) 15:24, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Talkback

Take a look at the Wing Coaster talk page, I left a message there. --Dom497 (talk) 20:55, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

WP AP newsletter

I saw your post on WP: AP's talk page so I came up with a rough template of what the newsletter can look like, its the old WP: Good Articles template I used to use in October so I just changed it up a bit to fit with this WP (I haven't changed the text).--Dom497 (talk) 03:16, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Geez, I forget to post the link to the rough template. Let me know what you think.--Dom497 (talk) 17:07, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

It's obviously hard to read with the black background but from what I can read, it looks like a good format.--Astros4477 (talk) 17:11, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
How can the background be changed? It's hard to work on with it being black. Also when are we thinking about distributing the first release?-- Astros4477 (Talk) 22:17, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
Any thing that has the colour code #000000 is black. Change that code to what ever colour you want and it will get rid of the black. Also, I was thinking we could aim for March 1 (Q2) as that gives us a month but if we need longer June (Q3) would be fine. I only have one more exam tomorrow and the rest of the week off so I will have a lot of my time to be online where I can start working on the newsletter.--Dom497 (talk) 00:24, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
Q1 would be from January 1 through to March 31. Q2 begins on April 1. etc Themeparkgc  Talk  01:03, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
Whoops!--Dom497 (talk) 02:00, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Article request

Hi. I'm not sure if you take article requests, but would you be able to tackle Geauga Lake? I don't have the time myself to tackle it but would like to see it become a GA. Wizardman 17:09, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

I've had it in the back of my head to get Geauga Lake to GA status someday. Last winter I was able to promote Cedar Point to GA status so I think I could do the same for Geauga Lake. I'll start looking into it soon.--Astros4477 (talk) 17:14, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

A brownie for you!

Brownie transparent.png Here's a brownie for you. Starship9000 (talk) 22:38, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you!--Astros4477 (talk) 00:25, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Ride Logos

I started a discussion on User talk:GoneIn60 after he moved a ride logo from the infobox of Texas Giant with the explanation that using a photo was the current trend. I would be interested in your opinion.JlACEer (talk) 17:32, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

FLC

The FLC was getting close to the two-month mark, by which time we really need to see some evidence of community support to keep a candidate up. There was only one support and continuing source-related questions. Under the circumstances, I felt that a consensus to promote the list wasn't going to be reached at this FLC, and that's why I closed it. Hopefully this makes sense. Unlike FAC, we have no required waiting time before a renomination, although I'd suggest that you clear up the most recent source queries before nomming it again. So when you clear up the remaining issues, feel free to bring the list back for another try. Giants2008 (Talk) 02:50, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

There were only two references issues. I addressed one of them, the other shouldn't be a problem but I'll be glad to comment on it if it's brought up again.--Astros4477 (talk) 04:10, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

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GA Thanks

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On behalf of WP:CHICAGO, I would like to thank you for your editorial contributions to Jason Kipnis, which has recently become a GA. --TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 00:50, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

notable amusement rides

What are some notable amusement rides besides the WindSeeker at numerous Cedar Fair parks, roller coasters, and first rides? I want to know? And is the Solar Flare thrill ride at Galaxyland notable? I need to know other notable amusement rides besides the WindSeeker at numerous Cedar Fair parks, roller coasters, and first rides. Please tell me and leave a note on my talk page. --Starship9000 (talk) 01:21, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Hello Astros4477. You have signed my guestbook! Thank you very much.--Pratyya (Hello!) 18:20, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you!-- Astros4477 (Talk) 22:14, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk logo.jpg)

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how to earn the Coaster Barnstar?

I wonder how I am supposed to earn the Coaster Barnstar becuase I have been improving and editing numerous roller coaster articles such as:Superman: Ultimate Flight , Manta (SeaWorld Orlando),Big Dipper (Geauga Lake), and Volcano, The Blast Coaster so how do I earn the Coaster Barnstar since I improved these 4 articles? Please do leave a message on my talk page if you have anything. --Starship9000 (talk) 14:27, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Making more improvements to articles would help. Maybe once you get more familiar with Wikipedia, you could try to get an article to Good article criteria.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 20:25, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

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roller coaster articles

Is there any roller coaster articles I should improve? --Starship9000 (talk) 21:40, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Take a look at Operation B&M for some articles.--Dom497 (talk) 21:45, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
Just look at Bolliger and Millard and tell me which roller coaster articles I can improve? --Starship9000 (talk) 22:54, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
For beginners, any article that is below B-Class. If you think your up to the challenge to get an article to GA-Class, then edit any article that you can find reliable sources for to get the article to Good Article status, though I suggest you first get used to the format of roller coaster articles and start of nice and easy (edit stub-class/start-class articles).--Dom497 (talk) 00:18, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
Would I earn the Coaster Barnstar if I get a article to good status? --Starship9000 (talk) 03:09, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
Barnstars are not something you should expect to get for doing something. They are given out by users who would like to share there thanks (in a way). Look at me, with all the articles I've improved/written, I've never gotten that barnstar.--Dom497 (talk) 13:32, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Big Dipper (Geauga Lake)

Hello,

In regard to your comment to us about the Big Dipper at Geauga Lake - That was a first edit made to Wikipedia by my middle school age son, who is a roller coaster enthusiast. His and our knowledge of the Wikipedia collaboration process is definitely at a novice level. At any rate we discussed this and the necessity of finding multiple sources. My son's assertion was that the Big Dipper was demolished (rather than standing but not operating) but we subsequently found that the news stories supporting his assertion were all in the future tense and even found a TV news story that the Big Dipper had been saved from demolition. However we also see from that article that it is to be dismantled and put into storage. So on a surface inspection by my adult eye I see conflicting reports which would lead me to need either firsthand knowledge or a full chronology of the news stories to set them straight. Lacking the motivation to do this myself, I'm sure my son will research it and enter the Wikipedia collaboration process with a keener eye to verifying and researching sources as well as documenting edits to articles written by others.

We do appreciate your patience and your article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.98.242.201 (talk) 14:36, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Hello, thank you for explaining everything. The situation of the Big Dipper is tricky. It has been set to be demolished several times but it has never happened. I visit Wildwater Kingdom often (the water park located adjacent to Geauga Lake) and I know for a fact that Big Dipper is standing but not operating. In a recent news article, it shows video of the Big Dipper still standing. Many of us on Wikipedia would love to help him and get him a better understanding of how Wikipedia works.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 14:54, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
I actually added in the article "It is currently Standing but not operating". --Starship9000 (talk) 16:45, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

SheiKra

Hello Astros4477. Is there anyway's I should improve the article SheiKra? --Starship9000 (talk) 15:42, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

I'd suggest that you try to find referees for the article.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 18:22, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
What do you mean by that? --Starship9000 (talk) 18:14, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
Whoops, I meant to say references.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 19:31, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

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SkyScreamer

Hello Astros4477, is the SkyScreamer article ready to be nominated to good status since it now has references in the table of the installations section of the article? If yes, I will nominate it to good status. --Starship9000 (talk) 21:33, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

How to earn a barnstar?

How do I earn a barnstar? I really want to earn barnstars. --Starship9000 (talk) 02:05, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Don't rush it. It takes a while to understand wikipedia. I've been here a year and there's still stuff I don't get sometimes. You'll come to understand it more and you'll get more involved in creating and promoting articles. Keep up the hard work.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 02:08, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

File Finding

Hey, can you try to find this photo on flickr? It is likely copyright infragment and it needs to be deleted. I tried looking for it but couldn't find it. Also, if you don't mind, try to find the other 2 images that Starship uploaded as those need to be deleted to.--Dom497 (talk) 03:25, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

I actually brought this up with an administrator a couple weeks ago. He said he would notify someone on Commons but never got back to me. They are all copyright infringements, I don't even think they are from Flickr. I think he just uploaded them straight from the Internet. I'm going to try to find the discussion.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 03:34, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
You can see the conversation at the bottom of this page.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 03:39, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
 Done I've tagged the remaining files as copyvios. Easy way to find images is to go to Google Images and click on the little camera icon on the right hand side of the search bar. Copy and paste the direct wiki URL (i.e. this, and not this) and it will generally find the image for you. The copyvio template at Commons can then be used. Themeparkgc  Talk  04:18, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

SkyScreamer nomination

Is there anything I need to add besides the references in the installations table to get it to b-class? I already added references in the table. --Starship9000 (talk) 16:45, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Tunnel of love/Love

Your input would be appreciated at Talk:Tunnel of love (ride)#Move?. Thanks. 188.28.85.27 (talk) 06:07, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

February 2013

Hello Astros4477, how do I nominate Superman Ultimate Flight and Batman The Ride to good status? --Starship9000 (talk) 23:50, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Those articles are going to be nominated by another user. You shouldn't nominate an article unless you did the work.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 23:52, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
How do I nominate articles to good status such as SkyScreamer? --Starship9000 (talk) 00:08, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

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MLB stadium refs

Hi Astros. I don't know if any of the four sites are reliable enough for FLC/FAC. We'd probably need to see some evidence that they are before I'd be comfortable seeing them used. Giants2008 (Talk) 01:45, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Do you know of any reliable websites that provide the information for the article? Would the stadium's website be ok? Btw, next time respond on you're page, there's a nice note at the top of this page :).-- Astros4477 (Talk) 01:51, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

GA Review

Hi! Just to let you know, i'm currently reviewing your articles Nighthawk and Firehawk. There are a few minor issues on the review pages but they should pass. Thanks! Retrolord (talk) 07:36, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Millennium Force

Hi Astros4477, I'm beginning the copy-edit you requested to the above article at the GOCE Request page. Please feel free to contact me, or to correct or revert my edits if I'm doing something I shouldn't. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 13:26, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Done - I think this needs more work before nominating for FA status, so I recommend that you seek a peer review. Feel free to contact me about any issues arising from the copy-edit.Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 04:46, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
I'm actually surprised to hear you say that but thanks! You always do a great job.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 05:01, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks; well I can only work with what's there and the GOCE never guarantees an FA or GA pass after a copy-edit, so PR is the next logical step. I think the leader needs to summarise the whole article and I think the article needs more in-depth coverage of the ride, especially Reception. I also added a 'citation needed' tag in History—but that's probably a minor point. Anyway, good luck with it. :-) Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 05:44, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Category:ACE Coaster Landmarks

Category:ACE Coaster Landmarks, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Od Mishehu (talkcontribs) 12:14, 9 February 2013

Baseball book

Here it is. It's $10.24 new and a buck and half used from Amazon: [1]. It's a great book. It's about 10 years old by now, I think, but the info is good. It has the full list of every ballpark every current MLB team has used, and has at least a 2-4 page rundown of many of the historically important ones. --Jayron32 00:13, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! I'll have to look into it.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 00:24, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Blue Streak (Cedar Point)

I am really happy to help promote Blue Streak (Cedar Point) to good status so anything I should do so that way I can promote it to B-Class first. I do not see any issues and I am more happy to work on it and try to help promote it. Any ways that I can help with it. Is there any issues? Should I add the Awards that it won if it already won it? I really want to help promote that article to B-class then good status so is there any ways? --Starship9000 (talk) 00:38, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

You need to find reliable sources about the history of the ride.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 00:40, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
What are reliable sources? Do you mean external links? It appears to have no issues at all. --Starship9000 (talk) 02:35, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
Starship, NEVER say there are no problems with an article when it is c-class!--Dom497 (talk) 12:33, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Firehawk

Regarding the train section, I'm beginning to question the statement that claims the trains used to recline outside of the station and move back to an upright position prior to re-entering. The first source cited seems to say that they were designed to recline inside the station. The second source, which is a review of the ride, mentions that they have the ability to recline on the lift hill, but doesn't say anything about returning to an upright position prior to re-entering the station. Do you know of any other sources that confirm this? --GoneIn60 (talk) 16:56, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

I don't know specifics about Firehawk but I know with Nighthawk (the prototype) that the trains were supposed to recline on the lift hill and return to the upright position on the brake run. I don't believe they EVER actually reclined outside the station. It was supposed to, but it never happened. Maybe in testing but I don't know about that.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 19:51, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
OK, well, I'll try to find sources to back the claim. If not, we may just want to remove it for now until at least one source is found. Interestingly, the Nighthawk article doesn't mention it at all. --GoneIn60 (talk) 21:06, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
The prototype Stealth was designed to raise and lower in the station. The next two models, Batwing (roller coaster) and X-Flight were designed to have the seats lowered on the lift and raised outside the station. Originally a hot rail run along from the brake run, into the station and up the entire lift to provide power for the lifting/lowering mechanism. The system never worked as designed and when X-Flight was moved to KI, the hot rail was removed and the mechanics on the trains were also removed. The station was redesigned and the mechanism to raise and lower the train is only in the station now. I believe the same is true at Batwing, although the old hot rail may still be in place.JlACEer (talk) 15:48, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Here's a good photo showing the hot rail when it was at SFO.JlACEer (talk) 16:38, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the info! It's always nice to learn something new. Is there any source or magazine that we can use in the article that states that.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 18:55, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
I'll see what I can dig up.JlACEer (talk) 19:30, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Have any of you looked at the press release? It says clearly that the train was to recline on the lift hill.--Dom497 (talk) 01:55, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
That works. Thanks! --GoneIn60 (talk) 00:47, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Nighthawk (roller coaster) GAR

I'm sorry Astros, but I took a look at the Nighthawk article and the references do not meet the GA criteria. I have created a reassessment page here where the issues can be found.--Dom497 (talk) 21:46, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Thank you!

Thanks for the message. I do not know how to edit HTML so it is very hard for me. I have tons of info on roller coaster related sites, but I don't know how to type in HTML. I would like help making my user page. Can you help me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zxwystyeboy (talkcontribs) 00:00, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes, feel free to leave any questions you have here.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 18:45, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

GAN: Mean Streak

I have reviewed the Mean Streak article which you nominated for GA status. At the moment the article is on hold, so please see the comments at the review page to see what needs to be improved. As I am still busy in real life I may be slow to respond, but I'd be willing to extend the 7-day window if you have any queries and I haven't responded within a reasonable time. Themeparkgc  Talk  04:43, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Just a friendly reminder that there are still some issues at the review page which need resolving. Themeparkgc  Talk  23:50, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
The article is very close now; however, there still are a few issues. I'll return to it in just over 24 hours to make a final review of it's status. Themeparkgc  Talk  05:47, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
I have passed the article. As you now have promoted 22 articles to GA status, I would encourage you to assist by reviewing an article currently in the backlog. A number of articles in your area of interest can be found here. Themeparkgc  Talk  10:05, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
I thought we kind of decided that we should keep having people from outside the WP review the articles?-- Astros4477 (Talk) 11:40, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Well in the end, the rules are that as long as you haven't contributed to the article significantly, you can review it. When you think about it, it would probably be more beneficially for me to review one of your articles as because I (and you and Themeparkgc) are enthusiasts, we have a greater knowledge on these types of articles which then enables use to better critic the article and in the end, make the article better. I also think (if I remember correctly) that the decision to keep people outside of the WP from reviewing related articles was made by us three and not a WP as a whole so I think we can scrap it. Also, and I'm being honest, I've been looking at the list of nom's for the past few weeks trying to find an article to review and I keep hovering over your's and Themeparkgc's nom's....I WANT TO REVIEW THEM!!!!! But I remembered this "rule" so that's why I stopped my self. Finally, I'm in all support to scrap this "rule". </end of rant> --Dom497 (talk) 00:46, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
As long as the review is objective, I don't see a problem with it. Themeparkgc  Talk  09:20, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Well if everyone agrees it's ok, I don't see a problem with it.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 20:55, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

S9000

Sorry to drag you back into this (it pains me to do so), but would you comment on S9000's talk about the latest debacle, this time involving Commons? Thanks. --An editor who's favorite baseball team is probably going to win more than yours Face-smile.svg (Go Phightins! 02:29, 24 February 2013 (UTC))

On my talk page, I told you that before I go tell a Commons admin, I will tell A4477 (Astros4477) or D497 (Dom497), his best friend. I just told you that. --Starship9000 (roller coaster fan) 02:47, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

X-Flight GAN

I have reviewed the X-Flight article and have left a few comments on the review page. A thing to note is that I have put the article on hold for only 6 days (not 7) as I am leaving for a trip/cruise one week today. If you need more time just let me know I can get another user to close the review.--Dom497 (talk) 00:08, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

I'll work on it now. I would think it'll be done by the time you leave! What cruise are you going on?-- Astros4477 (Talk) 19:13, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
MS Oasis of the Seas (Eastern Caribbean)! First cruise I will ever be on :P .--Dom497 (talk) 19:48, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
That'll be awesome! I've been on two, the Carnival Inspiration and the MS Mariner of the Seas. Royal Caribbean is so much better than Carnival. I like to call Carnival the Six Flags of the seas :). I'm actually planning to go on the Oasis of the Seas next year so tell me how it was!-- Astros4477 (Talk) 20:04, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Well if your going on oasis, be prepared to be hearing ca ching, ca ching, and ca ching (supposed to sound like a cash register opening :p ) a lot. Nothing is free on that ship but lemonade (yup, thats right, you want water, you got to pay for it). Anyway, at least with RC you have a lessser chance of getting stranded in the middle of the ocean or end of having the ship on it's side... (i'll let you know how it is when I get back :) )--Dom497 (talk) 20:10, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

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Cav's sorting

Hey, I think it's because you've included a symbol in the "1st" cells which causes it to sort out of numerical order. My suggestion is to not have the text bold, nor the cell shaded blue nor have the symbol because you already have that blue and symbol in the league cell, that should be enough to denote the fact they won the league. The Rambling Man (talk) 09:28, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! Btw, next time I leave you a message, please reply on your talk page.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 18:24, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
Ok, well I'll usually reply where I like, especially when I'm taking time out to fix other people's problems. Cheers. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:55, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Roller-coaster PR

You've got mail! [2] Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 01:38, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

I'm done with this PR now. Since I've done this for you, would you mind some quid pro quo? I have some things pending that need more eyes: Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of honors received by Maya Angelou/archive2 and Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Sesame Street research/archive3. Let me know how else I can help. Yesterday, I was driving home from work, heard this song on the radio, and thought of you: [3] ;) Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 23:24, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Haha well roller coasters are very fun! The lines can suck but once you become familiar with amusement parks, you know the days to go and not go and the order in which you do the rides to avoid the longest lines. I've heard many times people say that it's pointless to wait 2 hours for a 2 minute ride. Anyway, thanks for the peer review! This is going to be my first FAC so I hope it goes well. I'll be glad to review your list!-- Astros4477 (Talk) 17:59, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
Ah some more mail, along with some unsolicited advice: [4] Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 20:27, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Indians TV

I re-worded the Indians TV section, as because Fox now owns STO and the Indians rights, they will be producing the games, and WKYC will merely be simulcasting.

When STO was it's own entity owned by the Tribe, they had a deal with Ch. 3 where 3 would provide the production facilities, technical know-how, cameramen and whatnot. And in return, STO threw 20 games a year WKYC's way.

Now that Fox owns STO, Fox is handling all of that themselves, and WKYC is merely simulcasting 4 games.

This is like the deal FS Ohio has for Cavs games on WUAB 43, where 43 is merely piggybacking off FSO's coverage in simulcasting 5 games a year.

Vjmlhds 13:36, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the clarification. I knew Fox bought STO but I didn't know how the simulcasting would work now.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 19:13, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

List of roller coaster rankings

Do you know why the list uses italics for roller coaster names? Articles do not, and I thought it was mentioned in another discussion that the WikiProject would need to address the issue if we were going to start using them. Just curious, thanks. --GoneIn60 (talk) 17:07, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

They were italics from the beginning and I guess nobody thought it was worth going through and removing all of them. It would be ideal to remove the italics because the rest of the WP doesn't use them, atleast not anymore.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 19:56, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

If you have the time...

I know this is very off topic, but my FLC is stalling Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of people on United States banknotes/archive1. If you have the chance, some kind of review would be helpful. Either way, I enjoyed your list and gave my support.--Godot13 (talk) 17:41, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll try to take a look tonight but if not, I definitely will be able to tomorrow.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 19:57, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! I appreciate your comments. All but one have been addressed and/or fixed. The remaining one is difficult (reducing the info in the title/comments section) because what is currently there is the most skeletal look at what made these people worthy/qualified to be selected to be on U.S. Currency. I will work on it... Again, thanks for reviewing something outside your area... --Godot13 (talk) 06:07, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

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Article Feedback deployment

Hey Astros4477; I'm dropping you this note because you've used the article feedback tool in the last month or so. On Thursday and Friday the tool will be down for a major deployment; it should be up by Saturday, failing anything going wrong, and by Monday if something does :). Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 22:18, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

A Cosmic Brownie for you!

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For your work dealing with featured content, among other things, here is a snack to help tide you over till Opening Day! AutomaticStrikeout (TC) 17:40, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! Opening Day can't come soon enough!-- Astros4477 (Talk) 17:41, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
No, it can't! Ready to finish in second or lower again? Face-wink.svg AutomaticStrikeout (TC) 17:46, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
It should definitely be much closer this season! The key to the Tribes season is how well our starting pitching holds up.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 17:54, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I expect you guys will be improved, especially with Francona as your manager. I had previously hoped that he would be the one to succeed Leyland in Detroit. AutomaticStrikeout (TC) 17:59, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks

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I've had Kyrie Irving on my watchlist for a while since it used to be hit with a lot of vandals, and I've noticed all of your helpful contributions to the article. Keep up the great work! TCN7JM 21:02, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! My goal is to eventually get it to GAC.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 21:11, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Crusing

So, did you hear about Carnival? Talk about deja vu (almost) regarding my comment before I left!--Dom497 (talk) 00:29, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes I heard about it! When I first heard that another incident happened on a cruise ship, the first thing I thought was hopefully it's not the Oasis!-- Astros4477 (Talk) 03:17, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

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Just looking for your opinion in my SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment task force proposal. :) --Dom497 (talk) 15:41, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

List of awards and nominations for American Idol Contestants

Wow. I am so sorry. I made a mistake and did not know that I had accidentally deleted all of that information. I was putting the Teen Choice Award section into a table and was fixing the American Music Award section. When I went to preview it, I had no idea that had accidentally deleted it. :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.111.68.211 (talk) 03:45, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

How do you make your name stand out?

How do you make your name stand out and in two colors?Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan) (talk) 15:20, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker)Well, you got to know some wiki code and it all depends on exactly what you want (font, color, background, symbols, boxes, etc). On another note, nice to (somewhat) meet you and hope you stay here for the years to come! :)--Dom497 (talk) 19:19, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Dom497! Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan) (talk) 14:00, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
I'd be glad to help make you one, what colors/design would you like?-- Astros4477 (Talk) 19:25, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
User:Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan)Blue for the "Roller Coaster Rider" part, black for the "(Jonathan)" part. I would also like a shadow like yours. —Preceding undated comment added 15:43, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
Go to the preferences at the top of the page and put <span style="text-shadow:grey 0.4em 0.4em 0.5em;"> '''[[User:Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan)|<font color="blue">Roller Coaster Rider<//font><font color=black" (Jonathan)">4477</font>]]''' ([[User talk:Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan)|<font color="darkblue">talk</font>]])</span> in the signature box.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 02:07, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
Ok, thanks! Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan) (talk) 14:00, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! But it didn't show up right. Why? <span style="text-shadow:grey 0.4em 0.4em 0.5em;"> '''[[User:Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan)|<font color="blue">Roller Coaster Rider<//font><font color=black" (Jonathan)">4477</font>]]''' ([[User talk:Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan)|<font color="darkblue" (talk) 14:04, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
I'm going to try to fix it but for the mean time, put [[User:Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan)|Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan)]] ([[User talk:Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan)|talk]]) back into your signature box.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 14:19, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Jonathan, there is a box under the signature field in your preferences labeled Treat the above as wiki markup. Make sure that box is checked. Also, the signature provided by Astros has a couple of syntax errors; the corrected version is this:
<span style="text-shadow:grey 0.4em 0.4em 0.5em"> '''[[User:Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan)|<font color="blue">Roller Coaster Rider</font> <font color="black">(Jonathan)</font>]]''' ([[User talk:Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan)|<font color="darkblue">talk</font>]])</span>
which produces Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan) (talk). However, this uses 271 characters of code, which violates the limit of 255 characters prescribed by WP:SIG#Length. This is the downside of having such a long username. You will have to pick something from this signature to drop; the easiest would probably be the color for the talk page link (that is barely noticeable anyway), which brings it down to 241:
<span style="text-shadow:grey 0.4em 0.4em 0.5em"> '''[[User:Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan)|<font color="blue">Roller Coaster Rider</font> <font color="black">(Jonathan)</font>]]''' ([[User talk:Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan)|talk]])</span>
which produces Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan) (talk). Does that help? jcgoble3 (talk) 17:24, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks so much, Jcgoble3! [[User:Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan)|Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan)]] ([[User talk:Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan)|talk]]) (talk) 17:47, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
Here's the finished product: Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan) (talk) 17:48, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the help with that jcgoble!-- Astros4477 (Talk) 18:21, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
Agreed! Thanks jcgoble3! Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan) (talk) 22:46, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
No problem. :) jcgoble3 (talk) 00:36, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

GateKeeper

Just wanted to let you know that in a recent interview with Matt O., some discussion about GateKeeper took place that might be useful for you to add in the article.

http://llnw.libsyn.com/p/f/f/9/ff9b0d3f4d93b294/The_Season_Pass_229.mp3?s=1364606664&e=1364610986&c_id=5538390&h=4bb7cf1f1c65f9891d92b232f566105a

Oh, and he mentions that Cedar Points next coaster is already in the works....lucky you!--Dom497 (talk) 01:52, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks I saw that! I think he was talking about all of Cedar Fair so there's hope for you! Although I think the next big coaster will go to Kings Island. The thought of a quality dark ride coming is also a good sign!-- Astros4477 (Talk) 02:11, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
Probably....B&M STRATA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (We all know that won't happen) :P --Dom497 (talk) 02:36, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
Dom497, you really are a "talk page stalker"! You show up everywhere! <span style="text-shadow:grey 0.4em 0.4em 0.5em;"> '''[[User:Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan)|<font color="blue">Roller Coaster Rider<//font><font color=black" (Jonathan)">4477</font>]]''' ([[User talk:Roller Coaster Rider (Jonathan)|<font color="darkblue" (talk) 14:06, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Found source.

Look up "Fabio Lanzoni and at the bottom of the page you will see the incident info.It will say "the bird was later found dead with a broken neck.


Thanks.

--24.126.214.219 (talk) 21:54, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

That article is wrong, I've fixed it.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 02:30, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

I've seen 2 articles (You edited one of them) that said something about the bird getting killed,so you are currently doing the wrong thing.

--24.126.214.219 (talk) 21:54, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

The articles were clearly wrong.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 00:33, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Amusement Park Quarter 2, 2013 Newsletter

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Lists at FLC

If you have time or interest, feel free to take a look at my two lists at FLC: List of awards and nominations received by Fiona Apple and List of songs recorded by Pink Martini. Thanks so much! --Another Believer (Talk) 15:54, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Successive links

Recently, I noticed another editor point out that successive links are discouraged per WP:LINKSTYLE, meaning we shouldn't place links right next to each other. That was news to me too, so I've been going through a number of articles and removing the unnecessary ones. In the case of Firehawk, "steel" isn't really necessary anyway in the opening line, since all "flying roller coasters" are steel!  :) --GoneIn60 (talk) 22:15, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

I understand that, I just feel that not everybody will know it's steel. We have to treat as if the readers don't know anything about the subject.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 23:56, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
Yes, that's true. However, it's already in the infobox and linked there. If you are set on keeping it in the opening line, then we should unlink it or change the phrasing so that the link to "flying roller coaster" isn't sitting right next to it. --GoneIn60 (talk) 07:30, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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For bringing List of roller coaster rankings to featured status, and for all you do on roller coaster articles generally. It's much appreciated! -- Khazar2 (talk) 22:21, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, it took a while but we finally got there!-- Astros4477 (Talk) 23:56, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Cotton Bowl Classic

"The Cotton Bowl is one of only six sites under consideration for the national title game on Jan. 12, 2015 that will crown the champion of the Football Bowl Subdivision's first playoff."

This is incorrect information. Cowboy's Stadium and Tampa bid for this game; not the Cotton Bowl. As for other sites being under consideration, again, incorrect information. The reference is from an outdated ESPN article which is no longer correct. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.143.100.130 (talk) 03:16, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 21:52, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Test

Hey Astros, would you mind doing me a favour and going here and click on the link within that website and tell me if you see the letters "D" "O" and "M" drop down and bounce?--Dom497 (talk) 19:14, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

I'm on Safari and when I clicked on it, it said, "Download Failed. Safari cannot download this file."-- Astros4477 (Talk) 23:48, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
 :/ Ok thanks.--Dom497 (talk) 01:09, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Notifications box replacement prototypes released

Hey Astros4477; Kaldari has finished scripting a set of potential replacements available to test and give feedback on. Please go to this thread for more detail on how to enable them. Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 14:53, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Dow Jones Industrial Average Components

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Cookies!

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List of former Kennywood attractions

I created the page and I think it should be List of Defunct Kennywood Attractions. Former is kind of wrong because the ride is former. Defunct though are rides that are no longer running at Kennywood. I would like it if you don't keep it as List of former Kennywood attractions. Kennywood fan (talk) 20:27, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Former is the same thing as defunct. Also, List of former Kennywood attractions is consistent with other articles such as List of former Cedar Point attractions, List of former Kings Island attractions and List of former Disneyland attractions.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 01:06, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Hello!

It's been a while since I've talked to you, so I just thought I'd drop by to say Hello! AutomaticStrikeout  ?  21:04, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Hey! Yes I know, I haven't been on Wikipedia much lately. I should return to normal editing levels in the next month. I've been busy watching the Tribe crawl up to the # 1 spot Face-wink.svg.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 01:10, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
I hope you enjoyed that for the few hours while it lasted Face-wink.svg AutomaticStrikeout  ?  01:25, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Millennium Force FAC

Hi, I've left a couple of comments on the FAC. Also, if you have some time, would you care to review my FAC for God of War: Betrayal? --JDC808 23:49, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

I have addressed that comment, I'll try to take a look at your FAC soon. Thanks, -- Astros4477 (Talk) 16:18, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Bolliger & Mabillard

Someone has done two edits to the waterbrakes section on the B&M page. Do you have rollback rights? It needs to be rolled back to the last edit by ThemeparkGC.JlACEer (talk) 14:49, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

All taken care of :).-- Astros4477 (Talk) 18:04, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Precious

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amusement park attractions
Thank you for quality articles for project Amusement Parks, such as Mantis (roller coaster) and Krake which attracted 8k viewers (DYK?), for featured lists and templates, and for believing in infoboxes, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:47, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Just joking around here...I love how I get 0 credit for Krake! :P --Dom497 (talk) 20:59, 24 May 2013 (UTC)
Thank you!-- Astros4477 (Talk) 15:52, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

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More Cookies

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Hi Astros4477/Archive 2013 (January - present), here are some delicious cookies to help brighten your day! Because I'm over-killing this cookie sharing thing, keep the plate to yourself! :D--Dom497 (talk) 01:04, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Gather Together FAC

Hey Astros, I see that your roller coaster is very close to passing to FA. Congrats! I have one there, too, but it's dangerously close to failing due to lack of support. Would you mind going over there [5] and taking a look. I appreciate it. The delegates may be waiting for one more support for your article, so I recommend asking one more editor to weigh in for you. Thanks. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 22:45, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

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The Roller Coaster Barnstar

To be awarded for outstanding contributions to the field of amusement park-related articles. The Roller Coaster Barnstar
For promoting your very first FA article (and all the other GA's you've written). Congrats!--Dom497 (talk) 13:10, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! Congrats to you too and good job on keeping the project in line! I'm not gone from Wikipedia, just been busy lately.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 16:06, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Giant Dipper GA

I apologize for posting about one of your GANs in violation of your talk page instructions, but I wanted to make sure you knew I had a GA open at Giant Dipper. There's a few things that I need your thoughts on. Thanks and all best, -- Khazar2 (talk) 11:37, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

It's ok! I miss a lot of things on my watchlist these days, I really need to go through and unwatch half of them. I'll take a look ASAP.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 16:52, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. And I just saw Dom's note above--huge congrats on your first FA! -- Khazar2 (talk) 16:56, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
I've given you some extra leeway since you had to wait so long for a review, but this has been open for nearly two weeks without your responding to most of the points. If I don't hear from you soon, I'll have to close for inactivity, though obviously you're welcome to renominate after that. Thanks again for your work on this one either way--I think you've already brought it very close to GA. -- Khazar2 (talk) 12:44, 2 July 2013 (UTC)
I've jumped in here on the GA review. I think I have addressed the remaining issues. Themeparkgc  Talk  23:03, 2 July 2013 (UTC)
That's very gracious of you, thanks. I'll try to get to that tonight. -- Khazar2 (talk) 23:44, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Amusement Park Quarter 3, 2013 Newsletter

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WP Amusement Parks in the Signpost

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Amusement Parks for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. –Mabeenot (talk) 05:27, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Amusement Park Newsletter Special (July 2013)

Shoot the Rapids

not sure how to edit on here or about the incident post regarding cedar point's shoot the rapids... there were 8 passengers ( not loading row 3...) the boat got to the top of the first( the bigger) lift hill there were then two clicks ( said from a passenger) when there is usually only one and then the boat started to go backwards, I at this point was an eye witness watching the boat go back down the lift hill, very fast... it hit the concrete bend I'm the flume which cracked and shattered and from there the boat flipped upside down. there were screams of terror and in a heart beat there were so many of us ( adult guests) jumping over two fences, running across the railroad tracks and jumping into the water to try to flip the boat back over... we were so worried somebody was going to drown. we got everybody out of the boat. there were 5 adults and the children ( all under 10) one of the adults had disabilities and the another one had a head injury and was brought to the hospital. besides being very shaken everybody will be able to be with their families tonight.

Michelle malom031@ymail.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1009:B00A:4A30:9089:737F:7B7A:4DFC (talk) 05:49, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

GateKeeper (roller coaster)



Just a quick mention that there might be some useful information that you can use from this video.--Dom497 (talk) 23:45, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

That is an amazing video of just a beautiful ride. GateKeeper is by far one of the best looking roller coasters out there. I'll be sure to include that in the article.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 03:47, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

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Review Links

Hey, I've always gone by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:ELMAYBE#Links_to_be_considered when cleaning up and updating external links. Since a review is someone's opinion, I don't see it as being encyclopedic to refer readers to the site, as it will have a bias slant. Whereas it can be used within the article to support claims for or against the popularity or critical acclaim of a ride. FirstDrop87 (talk) 00:56, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

I wasn't aware of that so thanks for letting me know!-- Astros4477 (Talk) 17:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

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Halloweekends article

Hi, Astros4477 great job on the Halloweekends article! I just wanted to bring a few things to your attention; one I added Zombie High School as the new house for 2013 and I renamed U.R. Dade School of Mortuary Science to its official name Undertaker U.. Thanks, for spending the time to make the Halloweekends article GA! VX1NG (talk) 13:20, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

@VX1NG: Thanks for your contribution! I have readded Club Blood back to current attractions because it hasn't officially been announced by Cedar Point what Zombie High School is replacing.-- Astros4477 (Talk) 15:03, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Literary Tourism

Dear Astros4477, I am researching at Plymouth University, Devon UK into how value is created in Literary Tourism. My research methodology is from Caughey and from Riessman, and my data collection method uses a Google+ Community called Travel and Books

I would be very pleased if you would join the G+ Community and contribute a story if you have ever been on any literary visits. Thanking you in advance.

Warmest wishes from the South Hams, England. Charlie

Charlie Mansfield Plymouth University — Preceding unsigned comment added by 31.51.254.211 (talk) 10:10, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Banshee (roller coaster)

Alex ShihTalk 00:03, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon for Ramona Park

Hello -

I am working with the East Grand Rapids MI Public Library as they embark on a GLAM project. I'm a mid-newbie, which is why I'm reaching out....

East Grand Rapids was the home to Ramona Park and to the Jack Rabbit Derby Racer [6]. As a kick-off project they would like to expand Ramona Park during an edit-a-thon. The Library is home to a local history room - a room filled to the ceiling with memorabilia, photos and artifacts from Ramona Park.

The plan is to upload much of this material via Commons (hopefully before the edit-a-thon on October 19, 2013 - coincidentally during Wikipedia Loves Libraries month).

One problem - there are few locally evident Wikipedia editors to actually show up at the library for an edit-a-thon.

Do you think if we set up a Google hangout, you might be interested enough to remote in? There is a possibility of a cool tee-shirt [7] donated by the library for some, too!

I might be able to provide you/this project with a preview of the historical materials - it seems to me there might be more than one article to create.

Also I've come up with a DYK candidate: Did you know that President Gerald Ford worked at Ramona Park, home to one of three derby racers in the US? (The Ford part is true, not quite sure of the derby racer stat, though!)

Thanks for your consideration, Bdcousineau (talk) 23:59, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Check article

Can you check my article? Article's name is Veron (Software). Is this article satisfy Wikipedia's notability guidelines ? Faisal6545 (talk) 22:52, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Mean Streak

Astros4477,

I think this sentence in the Mean Streak article is incorrect "With a duration of 3 minutes and 13 seconds, the Mean Streak had the longest ride time of any roller coaster in the park until 2000." I believe the Mean Streak still has the longest ride time of any roller coaster in the park.VX1NG (talk) 18:21, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

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A request for peer review

Just looked over GateKeeper (roller coaster) and gave it a quick copyedit. If you could please glance over OpenOffice.org, I would be most grateful :-) - David Gerard (talk) 21:51, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Hey I'm sorry I didn't get to your article in enough time but thank you!-- Astros4477 (Talk) 18:10, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
No problem :-) Of course, it's now up at FAC and in need of reviewers ... - David Gerard (talk) 18:28, 12 October 2013 (UTC)