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DID YOU KNOW??????[edit]

Your FL in WV is only the 6th FL for ALL of WV??Coal town guy (talk) 14:41, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

  • Coal town guy, I was surprised by this, too! I am currently working on writing articles for the remaining red links on the West Virginia featured lists for state parks (James Rumsey Monument), Attorneys General, and colleges and universities. (I think this is keeping these FLs from being featured on the main page). Once those are all complete and I am back from India later this month, I’ll commence another potential FL for West Virginia so we can make it 7! Thank you again for your hard work and dedication to West Virginia topics on Wikipedia! — West Virginian (talk) 15:05, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for List of West Virginia state parks[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 6 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article List of West Virginia state parks, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that West Virginia's 37 state parks include a working grist mill (pictured), a scenic railroad, a reconstructed 18th-century fortification, and a Natural National Landmark? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/List of West Virginia state parks. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, List of West Virginia state parks), 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, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXLI, January 2018[edit]

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Cities and remote WV places[edit]

We have a user who is placing REMOTE WV communities in the cities project....Is there something afoot? I removed the cities project tag from Caress WV and Fraziers Bottom WV. Just Curious?Coal town guy (talk) 19:51, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Coal town guy, thank you for keeping me posted about this! I am not familiar with this user or this cities project, but I will definitely keep my eyes open for further activity. Thank you for letting me know! -- West Virginian (talk) 17:33, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Sloan–Parker House[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 11 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Sloan–Parker House, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after Richard Sloan eloped and ran away with his employer's daughter, the couple settled in the Mill Creek valley and built the Sloan–Parker House (pictured) around 1790? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Sloan–Parker House. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Sloan–Parker House), 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) 12:02, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Happy Pongal, Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Bihu to you![edit]

May all your endeavours have a fruitful beginning and prosperous ending! Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Looking at you, kid 09:56, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Ssven2, I've returned from my amazing journeys in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka, and I'll be posting some latergrams of my journeys on my Instagram account linked at the top. Stay tuned, and thank you so much for your Pongal wishes! I also lit my first bogi fire this year, too. Miga miga nandri, Ssven! -- West Virginian (talk) 17:32, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 January 2018[edit]

DYK for Booker T. Washington State Park (West Virginia)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 18 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Booker T. Washington State Park (West Virginia), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that prior to creating Booker T. Washington State Park, West Virginia's Conservation Commission justified its segregation policy by explaining that "our Negro citizens would feel ill at ease" using parks alongside whites? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Booker T. Washington State Park (West Virginia). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Booker T. Washington State Park (West Virginia)), 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.
Gatoclass (talk) 03:47, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Morgan Morgan Monument[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 20 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Morgan Morgan Monument, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Morgan Morgan Monument memorializes one of the earliest European pioneers to settle permanently in present-day West Virginia? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Morgan Morgan Monument. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Morgan Morgan Monument), 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.
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Your GA nomination of Sloan–Parker House[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Sloan–Parker House 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 Usernameunique -- Usernameunique (talk) 05:01, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Potomac River[edit]

Hello West_Virginian -- On 20 March 2006 you wrote: ′The article for the Potomac River is an overall "good article" but it is missing content in many important areas including the sections on its history and its various tributaries and segments. The article is also lacking cohesiveness throughout ...′

I have been eagerly awaiting your return from vacation in order to ask whether you are still interested in working on the Potomac River article with the objective of eventually enabling it to qualify as a "GA"? And, if so, whether you think that we might collaborate toward this end? -- P999 (talk) 22:23, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

P999, thank you so much for your message! I apologize for my late response as I'm just now returning to Wikipedia after a long vacation! I would definitely like to assist with a Potomac River article, and I'd also like to split off the South Branch Potomac River for its own article because it definitely has its own unique history and geology. Let me know how and when you'd like to proceed with this! -- West Virginian (talk) 17:30, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
Hello West Virginian -- This is wonderful news! I think that giving the South Branch Potomac River its own article is an excellent idea. At present, I am working on developing a "Fauna" section for PR; a "Flora" section should follow. Perhaps eventually these two sections may be combined into a "Biota" section? It seems to me that the article is also in need of a "Geology" section and a "Recreation" section. I made the lists of tributaries collapsible, which I think improves the over-all appearance of the article, but an ancillary result was that a few images had to be removed because there was no longer enough text to support them. I have placed these images into a special section at the end of the article so that we can keep them in view and, in at least some cases, put them back into the article as the text expands. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about how we should move forward. Many thanks-- P999 (talk) 19:22, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • P999, I am currently tying up some loose ends with a FAC and two GARs. Once I have these taken care of, I can begin committing my time to the Potomac River and a new South Branch Potomac River article. I can definitely add more information on the geology, recreation, and anything else you see fit! I also concur with the need for an overall biota section. -- West Virginian (talk) 16:53, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Hello West Virginian -- Many thanks for your message. I have spent the past few days working on Fauna; the Fish sub-section proved especially challenging since there were so many lists that had to be compared and combined. Today I did Flora; its components were much more straightforward because I was able to link directly into the Maryland DNR compilations. Perhaps we will want to add some text to each sub-section? Perhaps also we might include one image in each sub-section? Will wait to hear from you about this, and am also looking forward to hearing any other suggestions you may have when you have had time to look at the PR article. -- P999 (talk) 02:55, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Sloan–Parker House[edit]

Hello, West Virginian – I hope you had a nice visit with your family. I saw the comments at Talk:Sloan–Parker House/GA1 and decided to respond to some of the comments. I realized that after the first comment, I pretty much agreed with all of the reviewer's comments, so I went ahead and made the suggested changes, and did a little re-wording here and there. I hope you don't mind that I did this. If you would prefer to address the issues yourself in the future, let me know and I won't do this again. I marked the ones I dealt with with the "Done" template, and I left a few for you to deal with. Of course, feel free to undo or change anything I changed. Best regards,  – Corinne (talk) 20:47, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Hello Corinne! I am just now making my triumphant return to Wikipedia after an amazing vacation with my family. Thank you so much for your kind words and well wishes! And thank you tremendously for all your efforts to address the concerns outlined in the GA review for the Sloan–Parker House! I don't mind at all, and I am so appreciative of all your hard work! I am about to review the article and the review page as we speak and I'll let you know if I have any comments. Corinne, I cannot express just how much I appreciate all you do for Wikipedia, and all you do to improve my own contributions! -- West Virginian (talk) 17:29, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Marshall S. Cornwell[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Marshall S. Cornwell 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 Ed! -- Ed! (talk) 10:21, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Marshall S. Cornwell[edit]

The article Marshall S. Cornwell you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Marshall S. Cornwell for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ed! -- Ed! (talk) 05:01, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Good day Ed!! I've just returned to Wikipedia after a much needed vacation. I'll be reviewing your comments and will be addressing them as soon as I can. I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to engage in this GAR! Thanks again! -- West Virginian (talk) 17:26, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 5 February 2018[edit]

re:RCI[edit]

Thanks for your reply! It's a nice article and I just wanted to help in any way I could. I'll take another look this weekend. —Deckiller (t-c-l) 02:50, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Deckiller, thank you so much again for your kind words and your tremendously helpful comments on the FAC page. I've addressed all those comments left thus far, so please let me know if there is anything outstanding from those. I look forward to your further comment, and I appreciate and value all your guidance! I exhausted all the available resources (online and in-person) for this article, so keep that in mind as you read it. Some of the sources were worded vaguely, and my wording mirrored that so anything I can do to mitigate would be wonderful! -- West Virginian (talk) 16:55, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXLII, February 2018[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Marshall S. Cornwell[edit]

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  • Ed!, thank you tremendously for expending the time and thoughtfulness to perform this comprehensive GAR. I really appreciated your guidance throughout this process. I wanted to let you know that I currently have a FAC under review, and several more GANs awaiting review: Booker T. Washington State Park (West Virginia), Morgan Morgan Monument, and Olga FitzGeorge. Even if you do not have time to review any of these in full, I would really appreciate it if you could provide any informal suggestions for improvement. -- West Virginian (talk) 21:55, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Potomac River discussion continued[edit]

  • Good morning P999! You have been doing an excellent job expanding the Potomac River article! It will be interesting to see how many potential splinter articles could be created once all the content has been added! (E.g. Biota of the Potomac River, etc.) I am going to start a sandbox for the Geology portion, and will share the link once it’s started. I will be trying to follow the similar formats of featured river articles for this. I’ve already started a sandbox for the South Branch Potomac River, too. I won’t formally publish the SBPR article until it’s done so that it can qualify for DYK. If there is enough content, I can also publish a NBPR article. I’m going to try and add content to all of them as I discover it to avoid duplication. Since the PR article is already so long, we will be able to submit it for DYK once it reaches Good Article status! (If it hasn’t already been a DYK). This is shaping up to be a very busy week for me work wise but I will try my best to begin work related to PR! Would you mind if I went through the current article and did a thorough copy edit and edit of the internal citations and references? Let me know! And as always, please feel free to revert any edit I make that you don’t concur with! Thank you again for all your extraordinary work! (Sending from my mobile phone, so I apologize for any typos). — West Virginian (talk) 13:21, 13 February 2018 (UTC) West Virginian (talk) 13:21, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Hello West_Virginian -- I had been hoping that you might be willing to do a thorough review and copy edit of PR, but was hesitating to ask since you have been so busy lately! I am also very grateful that you will be checking the internal citations and references. I have done minimal editing of the text, having focussed instead on developing the Routemap and Geobox and searching for images. Do you think that we might be able to transfer into a sandbox the section I set up to temporarily hold the "orphaned" images? Re DYK, as you know, the anniversary of the Great PR Flood is upcoming (17-19 March) -- perhaps that event would qualify? Many thanks -- P999 (talk) 17:13, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Good day P999! I wanted to touch base with you since I have been on Wikipedia so sparingly lately due to my work schedule and other things increasing consuming my day-to-day life! I am sorry I missed your last message above, too! I wanted to touch base with you to see if you had a specific section I could work on for the PR article. Should I concentrate on a Geology of the Potomac River section and then choose another subtopic to tackle? Let me know how you’d like me to proceed! The article is looking great! For the flora and fauna, we may need to start massaging these subsections into prose from the tables. You’ve been doing a phenomenal job! — West Virginian (talk) 15:26, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
So good to hear from you, West Virginian! BTW I also sent you an email a while back; believe I found a workaround for the problem referenced therein since then, but would still appreciate your thoughts on the subject. Re Potomac River, thank you for your encouraging words; however, I began to feel very bogged down in the Flora and Fauna sections a few weeks ago and decided to just leave them be until you had time to take a look. Because their current state is bothering me so much, I wonder if you would mind looking at them first, revising what I have written as you may consider appropriate, and suggesting how we might better present them? I don't want to give up any information (perhaps mainly because I like reading those lists and wondering where I can see various species that I have not yet encountered, etc), but I think they need to have text added. Perhaps like I did in the case of "Mammals"? Or, perhaps something radically different. Do you feel at all inspired to undertake this? Because I really developed some kind of a block and know that I will not be able to do any more with those sections, at least for many months to come. Another matter -- but this one is, I fear, far beyond our ability to do anything about -- is the following: I happened to look at the PR article on my iPhone recently and noted that the 'mobile' format makes it appear totally chaotic. I believe that this is because said format causes all templates and lists to be expanded, no matter what their default setting is. I have been very careful to set the default on the routemap and the lists to minimized, but at least on my iPhone, they all are automatically opened the instant the page loads; do wish that the people who program WP's 'mobile' format would do something about this. -- P999 (talk) 11:54, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 20 February 2018[edit]

Your GA nomination of Sloan–Parker House[edit]

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Wirgman Building[edit]

  • Baffle gab1978, thank you so much for engaging in this thorough and comprehensive copy edit of this article! You greatly improved this article, and I am so appreciative of your expertise and seamless prose! Thank you tremendously for another job well done! — West Virginian (talk) 13:55, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Booker T. Washington State Park (West Virginia)[edit]

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WikiCup 2018 March newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition, with 4 points required to qualify for round 2. With 53 contestants qualifying, the groups for round 2 are slightly smaller than usual, with the two leaders from each group due to qualify for round 3 as well as the top sixteen remaining users.

Our top scorers in round 1 were:

  • United States Aoba47 led the field with a featured article, 8 good articles and 42 GARs, giving a total of 666 points.
  • Germany FrB.TG , a WikiCup newcomer, came next with 600 points, gained from a featured article and masses of bonus points.
  • India Ssven2, another WikiCup newcomer, was in third place with 403 points, garnered from a featured article, a featured list, a good article and twelve GARs.
  • United States Ceranthor, India Numerounovedant, Minnesota Carbrera, Netherlands Farang Rak Tham and Romania Cartoon network freak all had over 200 points, but like all the other contestants, now have to start again from scratch. A good achievement was the 193 GARs performed by WikiCup contestants, comparing very favourably with the 54 GAs they achieved.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews.

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Precious four years![edit]

Precious
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Four years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:59, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

  • Gerda Arendt, thank you so much for making my day with this thoughtful message! It is hard to believe that it has been four years since I first received this very distinguished “precious” honor! It has been such a delight to edit alongside you on Wikipedia, and I thank you for all your extraordinary additions and efforts! Here’s to many more “precious” years together here on Wikipedia! Vielen Dank, mein Freund! — West Virginian (talk) 13:52, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for continously working for quality, - the goal of the cabal of the outcasts! (while - just in 2018 - one of the precious left because of harassment, one was indef blocked, one banned by the community, one banned by the arbitration committee, - so you made my day, - I run a blackish talk these days.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:02, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Gerda Arendt, you always make my day, whether it be through a message or seeing your latest articles in DYK. It seems like the number of familiar editors continues to decline, so we have to continue to keep each other sane and supported! Thank you for your continued contributions and fellowship to Wikipedia and it’s community! — West Virginian (talk) 15:22, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
You said that so well: "keep each other sane and supported". Happy Easter! My "latest" DYK was supposed to appear today, but didn't make it, April Fool is more important ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:41, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Olga FitzGeorge[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Olga FitzGeorge[edit]

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Travel to the Mountain State[edit]

I will be heading to Charleston WV in a few months....ANY photo requests?Coal town guy (talk) 16:02, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

  • Hey Coal town guy, I am so sorry I am just now seeing this message! Thank you tremendously for reaching out to me and letting me know about your trip, and for asking whether I needed any photos! I am looking forward to seeing your image captures from your trip! Thanks again, and I continue to appreciate all your amazing contributions to Wikipedia! — West Virginian (talk) 15:14, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXLIII, March 2018[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Booker T. Washington State Park (West Virginia)[edit]

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Signpost issue 4 – 29 March 2018[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CXLIIV, April 2018[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Shanghai, West Virginia[edit]

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The Signpost: 26 April 2018[edit]

WikiCup 2018 May newsletter[edit]

The second round of the 2018 WikiCup has now finished. Most contestants who advanced to the next round scored upwards of 100 points, but two with just 10 points managed to scrape through into round 3. Our top scorers in the last round were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with three featured articles
  • Republic of Texas Iazyges, with nine good articles and lots of bonus points
  • India Yashthepunisher, a first time contestant, with two featured lists
  • Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce, a finalist last year, with seventeen good topic articles
  • United States Usernameunique, a first time contestant, with fourteen DYKs
  • San Francisco Muboshgu, a seasoned competitor, with three ITNs and
  • South Carolina Courcelles, another first time contestant, with twenty-seven GARs

So far contestants have achieved twelve featured articles between them and a splendid 124 good articles. Commendably, 326 GARs have been completed during the course of the 2018 WikiCup, so the backlog of articles awaiting GA review has been reduced as a result of contestants' activities. As we enter the third round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them. When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met; most of the GARs are fine, but a few have been a bit skimpy.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:10, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXLIV, May 2018[edit]

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The Signpost: 24 May 2018[edit]

Controversial reverts should never be marked as minor[edit]

Information icon Thank you for your contributions. Please mark your edits, such as your recent edits to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, as "minor" only if they are minor edits. In accordance with Help:Minor edit, a minor edit is one that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute. Minor edits consist of things such as typographical corrections, formatting changes or rearrangement of text without modification of content. Additionally, the reversion of clear-cut vandalism and test edits may be labeled "minor". Thank you. DrKay (talk) 19:56, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

DrKay, I have been updating and correcting royal and noble ancestry templates. I was not aware that any of my updated links were “controversial reverts.” I apologize for any wrongdoing on my part, and was certainly not aware of any “controversial reverts.” — West Virginian (talk) 23:42, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
Almost none of them are controversial, but that particular section has been discussed at length on the talk page (because of the ludicrous suggestion that she was black). In fact, virtually all the talk on that page is about her ancestry, so edits to the section are policed more rigorously than you'd naturally think. DrKay (talk) 16:49, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Removing sources[edit]

Information icon Please do not remove content or templates from pages on Wikipedia, as you did to Alexander of Greece, without giving a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. Your content removal does not appear to be constructive and has been reverted. If you only meant to make a test edit, please use the sandbox for that. Thank you. DrKay (talk) 16:17, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

DrKay, I did so unintentionally and I thank you for notifying me! — West Virginian (talk) 23:39, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Royals Ancestry[edit]

Discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Royalty and Nobility#Royals Ancestry [edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Royalty and Nobility#Royals Ancestry . עם ישראל חי (talk) 20:31, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Morgan Morgan Monument[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Morgan Morgan Monument 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 Ceranthor -- Ceranthor (talk) 19:21, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi, West Virginian! It's been more than 10 days since I posted the review notice - are you around and able to get to my comments? I just want to make sure; once it hits two weeks (i.e. the 21st) I was planning to fail this GAN for inactivity. ceranthor 18:38, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXLVI, June 2018[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Morgan Morgan Monument[edit]

The article Morgan Morgan Monument you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol oppose vote.svg; see Talk:Morgan Morgan Monument for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ceranthor -- Ceranthor (talk) 19:01, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Ceranthor, I apologize for not seeing your messages earlier, and I thank you for leaving me these notices! I will renominate in the future when I have more time and I will let you know when that happens. Thanks again, and I apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for all you do for Wikipedia! — West Virginian (talk) 11:06, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 June 2018[edit]

WikiCup 2018 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the 2018 WikiCup has now come to an end. The 16 users who made it to the fourth round had at least 227 points. Our top scorers in round 3 were:

  • South Carolina Courcelles, a first time contestant, with 1756 points, a tally built largely on 27 GAs related to the Olympics
  • Scotland Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with two featured articles and three GAs on natural history and astronomy topics
  • Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce, a finalist last year, with a variety of submissions related to transport in the state of Washington

Contestants managed 7 featured articles, 4 featured lists, 120 good articles, 1 good topic, 124 DYK entries, 15 ITN entries, and 132 good article reviews. Over the course of the competition, contestants have completed 458 GA reviews, in comparison to 244 good articles submitted for review and promoted. As we enter the fourth round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Please also remember that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them. When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met. Please also remember that all submissions must meet core Wikipedia policies, regardless of the review process; several submissions, particularly in abstruse or technical areas, have needed additional work to make them completely verifiable.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Cwmhiraeth (talk), Vanamonde (talk) 04:55, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Morgan Morgan Monument[edit]

The article Morgan Morgan Monument you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Morgan Morgan Monument 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 Ceranthor -- Ceranthor (talk) 02:41, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXLVII, July 2018[edit]

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TFJ[edit]

Hi, West Virginian, do you think you'll be able to review Three Fingered Jack for GAN? If not, no worries - I'll post it at the WikiCup reviews page and I'm sure someone will get to it soon. ceranthor 14:04, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Ceranthor, thank you for the opportunity to review. I am reviewing it as we speak! -- West Virginian (talk) 02:15, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 July 2018[edit]

Something Wonderful in Deepwater WV[edit]

As you are a fan of all things west virginian, I think you should look at Deepwater, West Virginia. You have a pic of one of the last extant Virginian Railway bridges there now....WITH the Virginian Railway name on it....Coal town guy (talk) 15:29, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Hey Coal town guy! Thank you so much for sharing this with me! That is awesome! I will have to make a stop by Deepwater the next time I visit the Greenbrier! Hope all is well! -- West Virginian (talk) 00:09, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXLVIII, August 2018[edit]

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A question pls[edit]

Hi Sorry to bother u I think you are an editor In the page of William II of the Netherlands He is a king but in his categories he is put as and lgbt head of goverments also with him being lgbt heads of state So is this right As a king he is a head of goverment How is that Can you please clarify if u dont mind And thx AdamPrideTN (talk) 15:48, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi AdamPrideTN! Thank you so much for your message! For the record, I’ve only edited the ancestry portion of the article for William II of the Netherlands. As monarch of the Netherlands, William II was indeed the head of state for that country. Depending upon a country’s form of government, a head of state can be a president, prime minister, or a monarch. The head of state is usually a ceremonial role with limited powers, whereas the head of government is the effective leader of a government. In a federal republic system like the United States, the President is both the head of state and head of government. In a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy like the United Kingdom, the monarch is the head of state and the prime minister is the head of government. On an episode of The Crown, the Elizabeth II character refers to this system as “the dignified and the efficient.” The monarch or head of state is a “dignified” representation of the state while the head of government is the “efficient” leader of the government. The Netherlands is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy, so it has a monarch who is head of state and a prime minister who leads the government. I hope this makes sense! Please let me know if you have any other questions in the meantime! — West Virginian (talk) 12:49, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Yes thx a lot for responding Thats why There are other lgbt heads of state and they are kings But none of them is put as lgbt heads of goverment And in here List of Prime Ministers of the Netherlands It cites that there were two prime ministers under the reign of william 2_nd he was not a prime minister No other lgbt king of head of stae is put under lgbt heads of goverment Is it accurate? AdamPrideTN (talk) 15:49, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi AdamPrideTN! The current Prime Minister of Luxembourg is openly gay and his article is categorized under Category:LGBT heads of government. A gay monarch would be categorized as a LGBT head of state, but a head of government would be categorized under Category:LGBT heads of government. A constitutional monarch is rarely, if ever, a head of government. I hope this helps! — West Virginian (talk) 23:23, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

TFL notification[edit]

Hi, West Virginian. I'm just posting to let you know that List of colleges and universities in Delaware – a list that you have been heavily involved with – has been chosen to appear on the Main Page as Today's featured list for September 7. The TFL blurb can be seen here. If you have any thoughts on the selection, please post them on my talk page or at TFL talk. Regards, Giants2008 (Talk) 21:28, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Giants2008, thank you so much for this wonderful news and for this notification! The TFL blurb is perfect as is! Thank you for this momentous opportunity! Please let me know if you have any questions for me in the meantime. -- West Virginian (talk) 15:32, 18 August 2018 (UTC)