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Merry Christmas![edit]

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West Virginian, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and hope your day is full of the true spirit of the day.
Plus, good food, good family and good times. :) Have a Great Day! :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 01:00, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Spread the joy of Christmas by adding {{subst:User:Neutralhomer/MerryChristmas}} to their talk page with a friendly message.

Neutralhomer, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, too! I appreciate the warm season's greetings, and look forward to working with you again in the near future! Thank you for all your tremendous contributions to Wikipedia! -- West Virginian (talk) 02:24, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

I haven't seen you editing as much lately as you used to. Hope all is well with you. Best wishes for the holidays and a happy, healthy 2016. Corinne (talk) 02:22, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Corinne, I'm taking an extended break from Wikipedia until later next month. I apologize for my prolonged absence but I look forward to working with you in 2016. Thank you for the holiday wishes, and I wish the same to you! -- West Virginian (talk) 02:26, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

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TFAR[edit]

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Romney Literary Society --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:45, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2016: Game On![edit]

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Category:City attorneys[edit]

Category:City attorneys, the subcategories of which you created, has been nominated for renaming to Category:Municipal attorneys. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. RevelationDirect (talk) 02:04, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/January 30, 2016[edit]

I tweaked this one a little from the TFAR version; how does it look? Two questions: was this one of the first library-building, literary, debating, or scientific societies in the country? (I see the sources aren't online.) Also, did the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind move in when it was first founded in 1870, or later? - Dank (push to talk) 00:33, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Dank, thank you for your attention to this TFAR. According to the offline sources cited, the society was the first organization of its kind in the present-day state of West Virginia, and one of the first in the United States, which I would assume would mean it was first library/literary society/debating society/scientific society. All the sources say specifically "of its kind." The society donated its Romney Classical Institute campus to the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind. The state accepted the donation, and the school opened at the society's former campus in September 1870. Let me know if you require any additional information. -- West Virginian (talk) 15:52, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
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Precious again, your "literary society that shaped the cultural development of a rural region of Virginia (and later West Virginia) during the 19th century ... the most comprehensive article in existence illustrating the society's activities and history"!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:18, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt, thank you so much for this! You always know how to make my day! Thank you for your continued wiki friendship! -- West Virginian (talk) 02:21, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 13 January 2016[edit]

TFL notification[edit]

Hi, West Virginian. I'm just posting to let you know that List of colleges and universities in Washington, D.C. – a list that you have been heavily involved with – has been chosen to appear on the Main Page as Today's featured list for February 19. 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) 22:20, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Giants2008, thank you for selecting this list for inclusion in TFL. I have no additional suggestions or comments regarding the intro has it is written for the main page. Thanks again; this is truly an honor for this list to be selected. -- West Virginian (talk) 22:13, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

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Welcome back![edit]

Welcome back! I hope your wiki-break was a good one. A few months ago, I nominated Sonam Kapoor for FA (in which you provided input), but it was not promoted due to some concerns regarding its prose and neutrality. Would you kindly post comments, again on Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Sonam Kapoor/archive2? I would appreciate the help. -- Frankie talk 20:38, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

FrB.TG, thank you so much for your message! I am so sorry I didn't make it to this review, but I promise to be active more regularly soon. I'll continue to keep watch for future articles of yours and I will review when I have some time. Thank you again, and I hope all is well with you! -- West Virginian (talk) 02:20, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

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FLC[edit]

Hey! would you like to look at my FLC? I would appreciate it. Thanks.Krish | Talk 15:06, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Krish!, it's so nice to hear from you! I am sorry I didn't see your message earlier. I promise I'll keep my eye peeled for future articles of yours and will review when I have some more time. Thank you again for the message, and I hope all is well! -- West Virginian (talk) 02:19, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
It's okay West! And, everything is well with me. I hope the same for you too. FYI, I have another open FLC nomination. You can review this one.Krish | Talk 09:46, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

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February events and meetups in DC[edit]

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Literary Hall[edit]

Hi, there! I wrote the article Briarcliff Farms, and submitted it to FAC, where it didn't receive enough attention in time. I recently renominated it, and would really like if you could make comments. In turn, I'd like to review your FAC, in a quid pro quo manner. Thanks so much. ɱ (talk · vbm · coi) 01:18, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

, thank you for your message! As you can see, I'm still catching up from a long series of breaks from the site. I will continue to keep my eyes open for your future articles when I am back more regularly. As I stated below, I am a huge fan, and I would be honored to review a future article of yours. -- West Virginian (talk) 02:18, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

Naming customs in the south[edit]

Hello, West Virginian -- I'm glad to see you've resumed editing after your wiki-break. I was just reading a comment on another editor's talk page, and I thought you might be able to help. It's this discussion: User talk:Yngvadottir/Archive 9#"Middle name". Yngvadottir mentioned naming customs in the southern part of the U.S., and the need for sources, and you're the only editor I know of who knows anything about the south. I know it's not your area of interest, but I thought if you had time, you might be able to help the editor who posted the original question there and may be willing to work on that article. Corinne (talk) 03:29, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Corinne, I just saw your message! I know anecdotally that middle names are usually another patrilineal or matrilineal family surname, but I don't have a specific source I can cite. I will dig around and see what I can find! I apologize for my prolonged absence, but I promise to be back more regularly soon. I miss you! -- West Virginian (talk) 02:17, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 February 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 17 February 2016[edit]

Wikipedia library Newspapers.com renewal[edit]

Your free one-year account with Newspapers.com will end on March 2 2016. Newspapers.com has offered to extend existing accounts by another year. If you wish to keep your account until March 2 2017, please add your name to the Account Renewal list here. I'll let Newspapers.com customer support know, and they will extend your subscription. If you don't want to keep your account for another year, you don't have to do anything. Your account will expire unless I hear from you that you want to keep it. HazelAB (talk) 13:52, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

An award for you![edit]

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Today, i have 24 GAs and one GA-turned-FA, and my GAN success streak stands at 25-0! Face-smile.svg Thanks for reviewing three of these 25, West Virginian! Yours friendly, Pavanjandhyala (talk) 02:29, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
Pavanjandhyala, thank you so incredibly much for this barnstar and congratulations on this momentous accomplishment! I look forward to reviewing more of your work in the future when time allows! -- West Virginian (talk) 14:56, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
Sure. I can see that you've been not so active lately. I wish you the best for Literary Hall FAC. Face-smile.svg Pavanjandhyala (talk) 14:58, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue CXIX, February 2016[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of Adam Cuerden’s several quality restorations during round 1

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WikiCup 2016 March newsletter (update)[edit]

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Precious anniversary[edit]

Two years ago ...
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diverse topics
... you were recipient
no. 787 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:35, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Gerda Arendt, thank you tremendously for your thoughtful commendation and words. I am your biggest fan on Wikipedia, and you continue to inspire me! I've been slightly inactive for a few months, but I look forward to having the opportunity to contribute regularly again! Thank you for all your continued contributions to the WikiCommunity! -- West Virginian (talk) 22:14, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

March events and meetups in DC[edit]

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Wishes[edit]

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Wishing you, your family, and your dear ones a very happy Maha Shivaratri! Keep yourself very happy and joyful, away from sorrows and worries in this moment, something which Nataraja teaches!

PS: I don't know whether you are aware of this festival or not, but i'm sure you will be happy with this gesture of WikiLove. Pavanjandhyala (talk) 17:35, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

Pavanjandhyala, here's wishing you a very happy (and belated) Maha Shivaratri in return! I am most definitely aware of this festival, as my partner is from Chennai. Nataraja is my favorite of Shiva's depictions, so I am truly humbled and honor to receive this form of WikiLove! Thank you for all you do every day for Wikipedia! -- West Virginian (talk) 22:21, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 5, 2016[edit]

Hi WVian, working on this now. - Dank (push to talk) 22:33, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Dank, thank you for all your hard work in formatting the TFA for the Whipple Truss Bridge! The TFA lede works well in its current form, although it wouldn't hurt to wiki link West Virginia Route 259. That is my only suggestion, and it works fine without the wink link, too! Thank you again, and let me know if you have any further questions or require input in the meantime! -- V/r West Virginian (talk) 00:34, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
My mistake, I added the link. Glad you liked it! - Dank (push to talk) 00:39, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
Dank, thank you again for crafting such a stellar TFA lede for the Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge! -- West Virginian (talk) 11:44, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
Dank, I just noticed that Capon Springs should be wiki linked to Capon Springs, West Virginia. I was going to make the correction myself but I didn't want to make an un-authorized edit. Thanks! -- West Virginian (talk) 11:46, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
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Precious again, your history and architecture of a historic Whipple truss bridge!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:31, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt, I love you so much. Thank you for this beautiful "precious" stone! I hope to be back on Wikipedia more regularly sometime soon! -- West Virginian (talk) 02:14, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 April 2016[edit]

Old Pine Church[edit]

Hi West Virginian,

I recently wrote the article on the Briarcliff Library and submitted it to FAC, where I'm afraid it might not receive enough attention in time. I would really like if you could make comments; in turn, I'd like to review your FAC, in a quid pro quo manner. Thanks so much. ɱ (talk · vbm · coi) 16:54, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

I still really do need your help! I hope you can spare some time. ɱ (talk · vbm · coi) 19:51, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
, thank you so much for your message! I just saw it. Unfortunately, I'm still mostly inactive on this site. I hope to return permanently soon, and I promise to review one of your future articles. I've always been a huge fan if yours, and of your work! -- West Virginian (talk) 02:14, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXI, April 2016[edit]

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Wikipedia:Peer review/Eega/archive1[edit]

West Virginian, when you are really free, can you please leave your comments there? I wish to make Eega a FA and i opine that your suggestions would help me improve it. Regards, Pavanjandhyala (talk) 09:54, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Pavanjandhyala, thank you so much for your message! I am still mostly inactive, but I promise if I do have a really free moment that I will review! I'll be back regularly one day, hopefully soon! -- West Virginian (talk) 02:12, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. If you skip the PR, no problem. You can directly post your comments at the FAC. I'm waiting. :) Pavanjandhyala (talk) 03:17, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
The FAC is open from today. If you are free and interested, please try to leave your comments here. Regards, Pavanjandhyala (talk) 04:31, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 2 May 2016[edit]

WikiCup 2016 May newsletter[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Congrats on your "Today's Featured Article" for today and all the work you have done on Romney and Hampshire County articles. Amazing job! :) NeutralhomerTalk • 07:49, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
Neutralhomer, thank you so incredibly much for this thoughtful editor's barnstar! I am so appreciative of your continued camaraderie and support, and hope to work with you soon again on another project! Here's hoping all is well! -- West Virginian (talk) 02:10, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

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Anbe Sivam PR[edit]

Hello, West Virginian, how's everything with you?. I've listed the article for PR here as I wish to take it to FA. Feel free to leave comments. Thanks. Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Speak 2 me 04:55, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

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Nomination of Tiffany Trump for deletion[edit]

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Old Pine Church[edit]

Hi, West Virginian. I added a USA map to the infobox with radio buttons to toggle to either/or or both. If you do not care for it, feel free to revert. Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 23:18, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Checkingfax, it looks good! Thank you for adding this feature to the info box template! -- West Virginian (talk) 23:20, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

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Congratulations on the Featured Article promotion[edit]

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Nice work on getting the Old Pine Church article promoted to Featured Article status. Congratulations. Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 17:04, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Checkingfax, thank you so tremendously for reviewing this article, and for bestowing this barnstar upon me. I look forward to working with you on another NRHP article very soon! -- West Virginian (talk) 18:45, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Tiffany Trump for deletion[edit]

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Category:The Only Way Is Essex cast members has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/August 20, 2016[edit]

Hi again WV, working on this one now. - Dank (push to talk) 01:51, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Dank, thank you for all your great work on this TFA feature! It looks phenomenal and I do not have any additions or edits at this time. Thanks again for choosing Old Pine Church for this important exposure to the Wikipedia community. -- West Virginian (talk) 14:41, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Film/Golden Hollywood Contest[edit]

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FAC voluntary mentoring scheme[edit]

During a recent lengthy discussion on the WP:FAC talkpage, several ideas were put forward as to how this procedure could be improved, particularly in making it more user-friendly towards first-time nominees. The promotion rate for first-timers at FAC is depressingly low – around 16 percent – which is a cause for concern. To help remedy this, Mike Christie and I, with the co-operation of the FAC coordinators, have devised a voluntary mentoring scheme, in which newcomers will guided by more experienced editors through the stages of preparation and submission of their articles. The general format of the scheme is explained in more detail on Wikipedia: Mentoring for FAC, which also includes a list of editors who have indicated that they are prepared to act as mentors.

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Category:Burials in the Royal Crypt at Nieuwe Kerk, Delft has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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Alexandria City Hall[edit]

The meeting place of the Unionist Virginia Convention of 1864 at Alexandria is sourced to the “United States District Court Room” for Virginia during the Civil War. I would like to illustrate the building exterior. Was it located in the Alexandria City Hall? TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 04:15, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Murray Mason[edit]

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No evidence of independent notability; any significance appears to be inherited from his notable family.

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Hi! Can I interest you in contributing to the new Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 Challenge? Will start a 1000 Challenge for West Virginia etc if there is the interest. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:11, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016 November newsletter: Final results[edit]

The final round of the 2016 WikiCup is over. Congratulations to the 2016 WikiCup top three finalists:

In addition to recognizing the achievements of the top finishers and everyone who worked hard to make it to the final round, we also want to recognize those participants who were most productive in each of the WikiCup scoring categories:

  • Featured Article – Cas Liber (actually a three-way tie with themselves for two FAs in each of R2, R3, and R5).
  • Good Article – MPJ-DK had 14 GAs promoted in R3.
  • Featured List – England Calvin999 (submissions) produced 2 FLs in R2
  • Featured Pictures – Adam Cuerden restored 18 images to FP status in R4.
  • Featured Portal – Yakutsk SSTflyer (submissions) produced the only FPO of the Cup in R2.
  • Featured Topic – Connecticut Cyclonebiskit (submissions) and Calvin were each responsible for one FT in R3 and R2, respectively.
  • Good Topic – MPJ-DK created a GT with 9 GAs in R5.
  • Did You Know – MPJ-DK put 53 DYKs on the main page in R4.
  • In The News – India Dharmadhyaksha (submissions) and New York City Muboshgu (submissions), each with 5 ITN, both in R4.
  • Good Article Review – MPJ-DK completed 61 GARs in R2.

Over the course of the 2016 WikiCup the following content was added to Wikipedia (only reporting on fixed value categories): 17 Featured Articles, 183 Good Articles, 8 Featured Lists, 87 Featured Pictures, 40 In The News, and 321 Good Article Reviews. Thank you to all the competitors for your hard work and what you have done to improve Wikipedia.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:52, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

We will open up a discussion for comments on process and scoring in a few days. The 2017 WikiCup is just around the corner! Many thanks from all the judges. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email)

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup
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Greetings, all!

We would like to announce the start of the 4th GA Cup, a competition that seeks to encourage the reviewing of Good article nominations! Thus far, there have been three GA Cups, which were successful in reaching our goals of significantly reducing the traditionally long queue at GAN, so we're doing it again. Currently, there are over 400 nominations listed. We hope that we can again make an impact this time.

The 4th GA Cup will begin on November 1, 2016. Four rounds are currently scheduled (which will bring the competition to a close on February 28, 2017), but this may change based on participant numbers. We may take a break in December for the holidays, depending on the results of a poll of our participants taken shortly after the competition begins. The sign-up and submissions process will remain the same, as will the scoring.

Sign-ups for the upcoming competition are currently open and will close on November 14, 2016. Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors, so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the judges.

Cheers from 3family6, Figureskatingfan, Jaguar, MrWooHoo, and Zwerg Nase. We apologize for the delay in sending out this message until after the competition has started. Thank you to Krishna Chaitanya Velaga for aiding in getting this message out.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletters, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant, 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) 01:40, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CXXVII, November 2016[edit]

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Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 Challenge[edit]

50k Challenge poster.jpg You are invited to participate in the 50,000 Challenge, aiming for 50,000 article improvements and creations for articles relating to the United States. This effort began on November 1, 2016 and to reach our goal, we will need editors like you to participate, expand, and create. See more here!
--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:40, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Sheree Whitfield for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Sheree Whitfield is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sheree Whitfield until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Mymis (talk) 20:24, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, West Virginian. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/Rajinikanth filmography/archive2[edit]

Hello there. How are things with you? Fellow editors of mine have nominated this list for FLC. Requesting your input here. Warmest regards. Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Speak 2 me 08:28, 29 November 2016 (UTC)