User talk:Bobamnertiopsis

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DYK for Ely Hall[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 25 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ely Hall, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Vassar College's Ely Hall once housed the largest collegiate swimming pool in the US? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ely Hall. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ely Hall), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:01, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Widgiemoolthalite[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 26 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Widgiemoolthalite, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that widgiemoolthalite, which is composed in part of nickel, was first described by a man named Nickel? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Widgiemoolthalite. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Widgiemoolthalite), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Δ34S[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 26 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Δ34S, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that δ34S values in certain Archean pyrites suggest that sulfate-reducing organisms were present 3,470 million years ago? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Δ34S), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:02, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Trylon Microcinema[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Trylon Microcinema you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of 23W -- 23W (talk) 06:01, 28 May 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Trylon Microcinema[edit]

The article Trylon Microcinema you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Trylon Microcinema for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of 23W -- 23W (talk) 22:01, 28 May 2016 (UTC)

2016 GA Cup-Finals[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016 GA Cup - Round 3
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Hello, GA Cup competitors!

Tuesday saw the end of Round 3. Sainsf, for the third time, won with a sizable 487 points and a shocking 29 articles reviewed. In second, MPJ-DK had 168 points and 7 reviewed articles. In second place, MPJ-DK earned 168 points with just 7 articles, and in third place, Carbrera received 137 points with just 9 articles. Our two wildcard slots went to J Milburn with 122 points and Sturmvogel 66 with 101 points.

In Round 3, 65 reviews were completed! At the beginning of the GA Cup, there were 595 outstanding nominations in the GAN queue; by the end of Round 3, there were 394. Another demonstrable way in which this competition has made a difference is in the length of time articles languish in the queue. At the beginning of the GA Cup, the longest wait was over 9 months [1]; at the end of Round 3, the longest wait had decreased significantly, to a little over 5 months [2]—nothing before 2016. It's clear that we continue to make a difference at GAN and throughout Wikipedia, something we should all be proud of. Thanks to all our competitors for helping to make the GA Cup a continued success, and for your part in helping other editors improve articles. We hope to see all remaining users fighting it out in the Finals for the GA Cup so that are successes continue.

To qualify for the Finals, contestants had to earn the highest scores in each of the three pools in Round 3; plus, as well as the top 2 of all remaining users in all of the pools. For the Finals, users were placed in one pool of the remaining five users. To win the GA Cup, you must have the most points. The Finals started on June 1 at 0:00:01 UTC' and end on June 30 at 23:59:59 UTC. Information about the Finals and the pools can be found here. A clarification: in order for the points to count, you must mark your reviews as completed; it's not up to the judges to ensure that all reviews are completed by the end of a round.

We wish all the contestants the best of luck!

Cheers from Figureskatingfan, 3family6, Jaguar, MrWooHoo, and Zwerg Nase.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletter, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant still competing, you will be on the mailing list no matter what as this is the easiest way to communicate between all participants.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:24, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

something wrong with your sig; HighBeam[edit]

Hey, I was gonna approve you for Highbeam, but it was hard for me to edit below your sig. There's something wrong with it. I verified by looking at your sig on Talk:Trylon Microcinema/GA1, and yep, same problem. Anyhow, check your email in 10 or 15 minutes for HighBeam goodness. Later.   Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 06:00, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

I've edited my signature on the application page if that helps. No idea why you were having trouble as I've never had that complaint before but I hope that resolves whatever problem there may have been. Sorry about that and thanks much! Best, BobAmnertiopsisChatMe! 06:05, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Just look at this page again. It isn't me; it's you. :-) It has the same prob in pop-ups. But anyhow, good luck in all things.   Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 06:10, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

DYK for John Quincy (Minnesota politician)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 18 June 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article John Quincy (Minnesota politician), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that both John Quincy and Andrew Johnson currently serve on the Minneapolis City Council? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, John Quincy (Minnesota politician)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Andrew Johnson (Minnesota politician)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 18 June 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Andrew Johnson (Minnesota politician), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that both John Quincy and Andrew Johnson currently serve on the Minneapolis City Council? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Andrew Johnson (Minnesota politician)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Orfield Laboratories (June 18)[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. The reason left by Velella was: Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved.
 Velella  Velella Talk   13:20, 18 June 2016 (UTC)


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Hello! Bobamnertiopsis, I noticed your article was declined at Articles for Creation, and that can be disappointing. If you are wondering why your article submission was declined, please post a question at the Articles for creation help desk. If you have any other questions about your editing experience, we'd love to help you at the Teahouse, a friendly space on Wikipedia where experienced editors lend a hand to help new editors like yourself! See you there!  Velella  Velella Talk   13:20, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Andrea Jenkins[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Andrea Jenkins 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! — Maile (talk) 13:36, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

We just need the QPQ. Everything else is good. — Maile (talk) 13:36, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

A messy situation[edit]

I'm not sure whether you are aware that a recent DYK {{Did you know nominations/Howe Street Stairs}} has played a role in some messy discussions including a one month block User_talk:LavaBaron#Blocked and a proposed topic ban Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard#Request_DYK_topic_ban.

I'm trying to look into the background to see if I can sort out what's going on.

I do need to share with you that I'm troubled by the approval of the DYK. If I read the history correctly this version was tentatively approved subject to the need to increase length. As has been subsequently pointed out, this version includes the claim that the stairway is 1.3 miles long and was covered in under two minutes, a feat that is obviously impossible. There were issues regarding how long the staircase was (not mentioned is the puzzling fact that staircases are usually measured in steps or height not length) and it has been noted that the source for the time is a self published source.

I'm aware that there have been concerns about the DYK process and the possibility that inadequate vetting is taking place. While it is obviously easier to identify some of these things after the fact, I do have some concerns that this review missed some things, which have led to some very unfortunate follow-on situations.

I wanted to make sure you knew about this in case you felt you should weigh in.--S Philbrick(Talk) 13:58, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your response - which hit home to me. I sometimes joke that my gut is very good to me - I sometimes take an action that doesn't match my gut feel, and it often goes badly, so I have taken to listening more closely to my gut. I still ignore it on occasion, and often regret it. I don't know how long you've been involved in DYK, so you may or may not know that there was quite a blow up a couple years ago over some DYKs that should not have been accepted. If this seems like a mountain out of a molehill, the backstory is relevant.--S Philbrick(Talk) 16:50, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Andrea Jenkins[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 26 June 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Andrea Jenkins, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Andrea Jenkins plans to collect up to 400 hours of transgender oral history? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Andrea Jenkins. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Andrea Jenkins), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 17:06, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

2016 GA Cup-Wrap Up[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016 GA Cup - Final/Wrap-Up
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Hello to our truly awesome GA Cup competitors!

Thursday, June 30 saw the end of the 2016 GA Cup. It was a huge success. In the final, our five competitors reviewed an astonishing 207 articles, the most in any GA Cup final thus far. We continue to reach our goals and make a substantial impact in how quickly articles are reviewed for GA status. On March 1, the start of this competition, the article longest in the queue had languished there since June 26, 2015 [3]; in the July 1, 2016 list, the average wait length is just four months [4]. It's clear that we continue to make a difference at GAN and throughout Wikipedia, something we should all be proud of. Thanks to all our competitors for their enthusiasm, and for helping to make the GA Cup a continued success. Remember that most articles can't even be considered for FA status unless it's been passed to GA first, so our efforts have created hundreds of potentials FAs. That is, as they say, a big deal.

The final this time represented a real horse race between our 1st and 2nd place winners. First-time competitor (who had won all previous rounds) Sainsf earned an impressive 1456 points with 91 articles reviewed during the final. Close behind, in second place was Carbrera, also a first-time competitor, reviewed the most articles (94). Their enthusiasm was a treat to witness. Congrats to you both!

The competition went relatively smoothly, with very little drama this time. We had to clarify one rule: in order for the points to count, you must mark your reviews as completed; it's not up to the judges to ensure that all reviews are completed by the end of a round. We were strict about adhering to this clarification, especially at the end of the final. We intend on stressing it in the stated rules for our next competition, which will be announced soon, so watch out for it. We also intend on applying for a grant through Wikimedia to include gift certificates for our winners, to further incentivize the GA Cup.

MrWooHoo should receive special recognition for acting as our main judge, and for stepping in for the rest of the judges when real-life busyness took over. He reviewed the majority of the submissions during our final round. Thanks for your hard work, and for the hard work of all our judges. We look forward to the next competition.

Again, thanks to all our competitors, and congrats to our winners.

Cheers from Figureskatingfan, 3family6, Jaguar, MrWooHoo, and Zwerg Nase.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletter, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant still competing, you will be on the mailing list no matter what as this is the easiest way to communicate between all participants.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:26, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For Children's Literature and Novels, there are very few of us who do the deep research needed to keep the articles from being WP:ALLPLOT. Thank you so much for rescuing Love Among the Walnuts and I hope that you keep writing in this subject area! Sadads (talk) 12:38, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for List of lakes in Minneapolis[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 6 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article List of lakes in Minneapolis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the "City of Lakes" has a ship's wheel on its flag, a sailboat in its logo, and 13 lakes of at least 5 acres (0.02 km2) (Lake Nokomis pictured)? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/List of lakes in Minneapolis. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, List of lakes in Minneapolis), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:19, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination of James Nguyen[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of James Nguyen 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! Church Talk 05:20, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for James Nguyen[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 01:01, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Tapestry Folkdance Center[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 28 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Tapestry Folkdance Center, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Tapestry Folkdance Center's permanent home was discovered on a bike ride? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Tapestry Folkdance Center. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Tapestry Folkdance Center), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:16, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Cloud Man[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Cloud Man 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! --DYKReviewBot (report bugs) 03:58, 28 August 2016 (UTC)