User talk:Benzband/Archives/October 2013

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October 2013 Wikification Drive[edit]

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Help test better mass message delivery[edit]

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Zine[edit]

Would you like to publish the third issue of the zine sometime this month? --Guerillero | My Talk 04:18, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Sure! Is there (and if not, should we create) a page listing recipients so that they can subscribe/unsubscribe easily? That way we could use a bot too. benzband (talk) 17:21, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
I need to look. If there isn't a list, we need to make one --Guerillero | My Talk 18:33, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
Found our last list --Guerillero | My Talk 19:18, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
I have created Wikipedia:WikiProject Punk music/Zine/Recipients. I have go to run now but I'll get to Wikipedia:WikiProject_Punk_music/Zine/3/Deliverable later. benzband (talk) 10:03, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
 Done All set to go, shall I ask EdwardsBot to deliver it? benzband (talk) 13:17, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Looks great. Thank you for all of your hard work on the zine. I set EdwardsBot to the task and it appears to have worked well. --Guerillero | My Talk 04:35, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Verdi's mottos line-break[edit]

Hi Ben, I hope all is okay and goes well for you!
I'm going to approve the two Verdi's mottos for 9 and 10 October 2013. What do you think? Is it better to separate the two mottos by a single blank line (as per wikipedia):

Motto #1

Motto #2

or by two <br> HTML TAGs:

Motto #1<br /> <br />Motto #2

or in another way? Thank you in advance & happy editing! –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:10, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

I don't really see what the difference would be. When we have line breaks in mottoes we usually use <br /> tags (because they don't break the ===headlines===), so I suppose they're the tried-and-trusted option, but I don't see why a blank line would be a problem. Wouldn't either be fine? benzband (talk) 11:32, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Okay, thanks!!! –pjoef (talkcontribs) 11:52, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

The Underground: Issue 3 (October 2013)[edit]

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BACKLOG OF THE WEEK Category:Pages with broken reference names[edit]

Hello - some editors fight off the vandal hordes, as I do repairing pages with citation errors. If I didn't - there would be a large backlog in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting and in Category:Pages with missing references list as in Category:Pages with broken reference names (more than 1500 yesterday). But it is impossible to work it alone. Do you know how to do a "Blitz" (excuse the comparision) to find willing editors to work on it. It is much more easier to repair references if you do it one hour, one day or one week ago after the errors were made instead of months and years after the error was done. Very, very difficult to find these errors.

Only with WikiBlame Search it is possible to find and repair such errors.

Best wishes --Frze > talk 08:50, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, Benzband. You have new messages at Wikipedia talk:Requested articles.
Message added 16:07, 13 October 2013 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Since you commented on my previous message there, here's a follow-up to the script I'm considering writing for WP:RA ~ Matthewrbowker Make a comment! 16:07, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Hola, quisiera hacerte una propuesta de trabajo en la wiki![edit]

Hi, I'm JD3rulo. I read you are able to write articles in Spanish, so I hope you could undestand the headline. The thing is that I'm a huge fan of Jessie J, I have made changes in her page, but other users have removed them, replying that the links I referred to don't belong to reliable sources. So I'm wondering if you could dedicate part of your time in helping me to fill some topics that are abandoned, such as Jessie J's vocal type, range and also writing updated news about her career lately. Espero que puedas ayudarme a mejorar su pagina, pues tal parece que la han dejado en el olvido. Si necesitas ayuda en la redaccion de algun articulo o busqueda de informacion, puedes contar conmigo, esto es solo lo que puedo ofrecerte: mi amistad y compañerismo para hacer de la wiki un sitio mejor y actualizado. Chao, have a nice day! JD3rulo (talk) 07:21, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

VisualEditor newsletter on 16 October 2013[edit]

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Jessie J[edit]

Hi, it's me JD3rulo. I read your message in my talk page, thanks for trying to help me to upgrade her page. I can't find links to reliable sources neither, but I won't give up, sooner or later I will make it. Thanks for spending your time in trying to help me, I appreciate it. If you need some help for updating any article, you can let me a note anytime, that I'll do my best to help you. Hasta pronto!JD3rulo (talk) 20:22, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Backlog template made by User:TheJJJunk[edit]

Backlog status (Purge)
Category Current status
Pages with incorrect ref formatting Not done
Pages with missing references list Not done
Pages with broken reference names Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".

Best wishes --Frze > talk 04:27, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

New REFBot[edit]

There is a suggestion on Wikipedia:Bot requests#New REFBot for a new REFBot working as DPL bot and BracketBot do. I beg politely for consideration. Please leave a comment if you wish. Thanks a lot in anticipation. -- Frze > talk 04:27, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks!
Ein Dankeschön!
Frze > talk

05:12, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

I already posted there :) benzband (talk) 12:13, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

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The Biggest Prize in Sport[edit]

Thankd for creating the page for The Biggest Prize in Sport. Did you see this? :D It is not ready at the moment and there is not much material on the subject but…. Bestest! –pjoef (talkcontribs) 13:26, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013

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Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Off to a roaring start this fall in the United States: 29 events are planned or have been hosted.

New subscription donations: Cochrane round 2; HighBeam round 8; Questia round 4... Can we partner with NY Times and Lexis-Nexis??

New ideas: OCLC innovations in the works; VisualEditor Reference Dialog Workshop; a photo contest idea emerges

News from the library world: Wikipedian joins the National Archives full time; the Getty Museum releases 4,500 images; CERN goes CC-BY

Announcing WikiProject Open: WikiProject Open kicked off in October, with several brainstorming and co-working sessions

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A Dobos torte for you![edit]

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Thanks for the helping hand. {:{)> 7&6=thirteen () 18:57, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome! Thanks for the cake :) benzband (talk) 19:12, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Happy Halloween![edit]

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Trick or Treat! Happy Halloween Benzband/Archives! I hope you have a great day and remember to be safe if you go trick-or-treating tonight with friends, family or loved ones. Happy Halloween! Face-smile.svg  dainomite   15:14, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

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