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DYK for Cam Newton (safety)

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:06, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 19 November 2012

RE: SS John Burke for GA


Thanks for the kind words. I am about finished with it, and would be pleased if you would review it for GA status. I need to learn about the process. Buster40004 Talk 20:36, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

I have fixed more than half of the issues that you found. I will get back to the rest tomorrow. Thanks for the guidance! Buster40004 Talk 05:32, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Almost done. I added content to history section and added links throughout section. Could you take a look at my progress and advise me on further improvements? Buster40004 Talk 14:46, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Sure. I might be a tad busy today, but I"ll cross off what you've done and write new statements by the evening. Buggie111 (talk) 14:47, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. Buster40004 Talk 02:02, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
Done. Buggie111 (talk) 03:39, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Well, I have given it my best. I have added quite a few more references and removed a few books, replacing them with others that are more specific to John Burke. I am not an expert grammarian, nor am I very good at punctuation (I use too many comma's), so it may need a little help there, otherwise I don't know what else I can do with it. If there is, please let me know. Buster40004 Talk 22:44, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for looking it over and pointing me in the right direction. It is had to find, but in Bush  deck log for the 30th, 0400 to 0800 watch includes this:

"0648-Stopped. LST's and LCI's made preparations to proceed to beach. Destroyers commenced patrolling. 0653-Enemy aircraft made run over port column of convoy and withdrew to northeast under heavy anti-aircraft fire. USS BUSH did not fire. 0701-LST's underway to beach."

Buster40004 Talk 00:32, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

I see. That point is completed, then. Buggie111 (talk) 01:22, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Teahouse reminder

Hey Buggie-- thanks for your help at The Teahouse. Just wanted to remind you to leave a reminder on the talk pages of user's questions that you've answered, so they know you've responded. I noticed that this happened for this question here. Some new users have a hard time navigating back to the Teahouse questions page, and this makes it a bit easier. You can do this by adding this template to their page:

{{WP:Teahouse/Teahouse_talkback|WP:Teahouse/Questions|question title goes here|ts=~~~~}}

Thanks! I, Jethrobot drop me a line (note: not a bot!) 21:37, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXXX, November 2012

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College and university dating

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Smashed Gladys

In response to your note below: It has taken me a year to even understand how your site works. The instructions are almost unusable. I am sure you disagree- well that is because you are used to them. Try thinking like an outsider. And I am computer savvy. I am a media designer. I would love to consolidate the two accounts and that happened in error as I couldn't figure out how to get back in. There are some serious issues with your log in page. Often times it won't let me back in even if the username and password are correct. If you want me to consolidate those two addresses please give a clear simple step by step explanation -not a "drive by" link to a help page. As I mentioned the language and design of the help sections is so un UI friendly that it hurts to look at them.

Oh- and I can not for the life of me understand how to cite a source. Can you explain in plain English please? I hope this is helpful best Sally Cato (talk) 17:04, 1 December 2012 (UTC)


I am the media designer for this company and I changed one word. Mr Mason created Blast FOR Cook, not WITH Cook. Excuse me "Mrs. Cato, you only sign on pages with the User talk prefix or talk prefix, 'not any old article'. I think your tone is a little inappropriate. What kind of verification would you like for Blast the 2001 Tony and Emmy Award Winning Musical Production that just returned from it's Eight tour of Japan? News Papers? The Tony Awards? The Emmy Awards? Will any of those do? I have inquired repeatedly for someone to provide understandable plain language instructions for how to use your verification and citations. You do realize that there professional people out here trying to protect themselves from disinformation? Thank you Mrs. Cato — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sallycato (talkcontribs) 02:58, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

I'm sorry for not answering your question on citations, which I'll get to right now. I have no qualms with the citations in Blast!, and was simply reverting your edit because I thought you had, once again, mistakenly written your signature in an article instead of on a talkpage (the article now is how it was before my edit). On the topic of signing pages, you only have to sign on Talk pages and User talk pages, (i.e., the page I'm currently writing on). You don not sign them on any random article. I apologize if my tone was deemed harsh by you. Buggie111 (talk) 03:06, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

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The page Abdirahmaan ali jeer seems to be original, although it's written in Somali; the other page looks like some strange kind of aggregator of Wikipedia and therefore can't be the source of the article. The person behind the article almost certainly isn't notable, but I'd rather wait for someone who can read Somali to be sure. Soap 04:43, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

I see. My first two bets were phonetic Arabic and Indonesian, and neither worked. Judging fro the English text, it's probably some kid who's been named Head Boy at his school. Should I take off the copyvio tag? Buggie111 (talk) 05:10, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Steve Court

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Lily Richardson

Hey, I think you did the right thing nominating this for deletion, good call there. I'm totally not trying to be an ass so I apologize if I'm coming off as one by saying this, but I think you might have come off as being kind of sarcastic in the rationale there, I think if that's Lily who wrote this she might get her feelings hurt by seeing that. I don't know, not a super big deal, I just always notice how things one writes can sound meaner on the Internet than you mean them to. Just my $0.02. Peace, delldot ∇. 04:36, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

It was my intention to be sarcastic, but I didn't see that angle. I'll go and reword it. Buggie111 (talk) 05:28, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
Right on, I appreciate that, thanks for hearing my take on it. Peace, delldot ∇. 06:52, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

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GAN review table for Talk:Russian battleship Knyaz Suvorov/GA2

G'day Buggie111, Just tidying up the MILHIST Announcements template and noticed that you hadn't completed the table with an overall pass. Could you? Thanks, Peacemaker67 (send... over) 01:43, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Done. Buggie111 (talk) 02:18, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

collateral damage

Sorry if that RFA exchange made you feel uncomfortable. Even when I'm not in the support column myself I get a little intolerant of people jumping to the wrong conclusions at RFA, and currently there are several opposes and comments in the oppose sections that leave me wishing that BLP applied to RFAs, the teenage one was no more inaccurate than some of the other comments flying around - I suspect they were all teenagers in the last decade.'s nothing. I'll go stash that thing in my wikicooler and forget about it for the next 7 years or so. I have the same qualms about RfA, and see your point. Buggie111 (talk) 22:41, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

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