User talk:Brian Kendig

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Hello from another Brian[edit]

I just cc'ed you on an (apparently) stray email message. I decided to look you up, and lo and behold! another wikipedian who loves Star Trek (though it's not on my user page). My first computer was a TRS-80 Level II with 16K of RAM in 1978....

Be well, and I hope to see you around the wiki!

BCorr|Брайен 16:40, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

OES survivors[edit]

I reverted your edits since there were four survivors: two walked down for help, and two survived in the snowcave. Actually there were additional students who turned back early in the hike, but since they weren't part of the ordeal, they don't count as "survivors" even though they still live. —EncMstr (talk) 19:07, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Information.svg Hello Brian Kendig! Thank you for your contributions. I am a bot alerting you that 1 of the articles that you created is tagged as an Unreferenced Biography of a Living Person. The biographies of living persons policy requires that all personal or potentially controversial information be sourced. In addition, to ensure verifiability, all biographies should be based on reliable sources. If you were to bring this article up to standards, it would greatly help us with the current 2,981 article backlog. Once the article is adequately referenced, please remove the {{unreferencedBLP}} tag. Here is the article:

  1. Bolo Yeung - Find sources: "Bolo Yeung" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · HighBeam · JSTOR · free images · free news sources · The Wikipedia Library · NYT · WP reference

Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 05:20, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Cricut[edit]

This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion because it does nothing but promote some entity or product and would require a fundamental rewrite in order to become encyclopedic. Simon-in-sagamihara (talk) 02:51, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Windows XP article milestones[edit]

Hello Brain

There seems to be something wrong with article milestones listed at the top Talk:Windows XP. Some of the dates do not match. I tried to pin the problem and edit it out, but I am unable to do so, because of my lack of experience. I feel there is one or two items missing to which you can find links from review pages; but I can't figure out what is wrong and what is right.

Perhaps you can help verify and rematch dates. Fleet Command (talk) 14:36, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Okay. I'll try my best to give you a few examples.
Item #5 from the top reads:

December 21, 2005 - Featured article review - Kept

Which points to this: Wikipedia:Featured article removal candidates/Windows XP. It starts on 7 May 2006 and ends on 18 May 2006! What happened to 2005?
Now, this item is not amongst milestones: Wikipedia:Featured article removal candidates/Windows XP/archive1? It start 3 December and ends 15 December. What happened to 21 December?
None of these two items are closed. Are they still pending?
Another example: Check third item from the top. It is Wikipedia:Peer review/Windows XP/archive1. The only entry in it is 10 September 2004 which has nothing to do with 29 January 2005!
You see? Dates do not match and items are not archived. I am officially confused, but I think you have a fairly good idea what is going on. Fleet Command (talk) 11:24, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
Oh, and please check other items too. Gotta rush now; have an exam. If you replied, I may read it in two days. Fleet Command (talk) 11:26, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
I had a look at the milestones; you're right that the 2005 "Kept" appears to link to a 2006 review and not to the review that took place in December 2005. The other dates may also be bad links. You're welcome to be bold and correct that milestones section; I recommend you have a look at some other articles with several milestones to see which events are considered milestones and which aren't. - Brian Kendig (talk) 02:35, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

external links[edit]

I wanted to continue our discussion regarding external links with an example. You seem to harden your stance in the e-mail you wrote me with regards to external links compared to your statement on Wikipedia.

Official website

Quotations related to The Simpsons at Wikiquote
Media related to The Simpsons at Wikimedia Commons

The Simpsons at the Internet Movie Database The Simpsons at TV.com The Simpsons Archive The Simpsons at the Encyclopedia of Television

Above are the external links for the Simpsons Wikipedia article, based on your comments only the first link to the official website is valid. I find this unusual because many movie and TV pages have links to IMDB and TV.com. The Simpsons Archive and the Encyclopedia of Television however seem to fall in your earlier (but changed?) comments regarding external links that provide additional information. I would say that just because the words archive or encyclopedia are attached to a site doesn't mean it's not a fan site. Shouldn't a small number of exceptions be made for sites that contain detailed information in the hopes that articles for every little niche/cult topic don't become excessively large and perhaps even for the sake of users who wish to find information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mitigating (talkcontribs) 17:40, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Deletion discussion about Faux Pas (webcomic)[edit]

Hello, Brian Kendig, and thanks for contributing to Wikipedia!

I wanted to let you know that some editors are discussing at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Faux Pas (webcomic) whether the article Faux Pas (webcomic) should be in Wikipedia. I encourage you to comment there if you think the article should be kept in the encyclopedia.

The deletion discussion doesn't mean you did something wrong. In fact, other editors may have useful suggestions on how you can continue editing and improving Faux Pas (webcomic), which I encourage you to do. If you have any questions, feel free to ask at the Help Desk.

Thanks again for your contributions! MikeWazowski (talk) 19:54, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Brian Kendig,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk)23:24, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Feedback about deletion notices[edit]

Hi Brian Kendig,

You recently received either an AfD or PROD notification, as part of a template testing experiment. If you could go to this talkpage and leave us some feedback about the new version of the templates we tested, that would be very useful. We're specifically looking for info about whether the messages were more effective at communicating how authors of articles should participate in deletion processes. You can also email me at mpinchuk@wikimedia.org if you want. Thanks! Maryana (WMF) (talk) 01:06, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Copyright problems with File:Disneys-contemporary-resort-mosaic-closeup.jpg[edit]

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ImagiNation Network Protocol Info[edit]

Brian,

I'm wondering if you happen to have the protocol information that you removed from the ImagiNation Network Talk page - I'm doing a write-up and would like to be able to see if it would be useful.

Thank you in advance!

24.160.105.178 (talk) 04:21, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

If you're talking about Talk:ImagiNation Network, on that talk page itself I had pasted the section that I'd removed from the article. Look below my comment there. - Brian Kendig (talk) 19:23, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Robert Hess (writer)[edit]

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The coverage (references, external links, etc.) does not seem sufficient to justify this article passing Wikipedia:General notability guideline and the more detailed Wikipedia:Notability (biographies) requirement. If you disagree and deprod this, please explain how it meets them on the talk page in the form of "This article meets criteria A and B because..." and ping me back. Thank you,

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10-year hoodie contribution[edit]

WikiThanks

Thank you for the way you've managed this Brian Kendig. Regards,--Soulparadox (talk) 14:01, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:33, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Brian Kendig.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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