User talk:Ceranthor/Archive 14

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Re: RfA

Not an embarrassment at all. Though I still think you should be an admin, the community knows best. In any event, would you like to start a more formal admin coaching program, and give it perhaps one last shot in six months or so? –Juliancolton | Talk 14:39, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Ping

I sent you an email with more info. Dabomb87 (talk) 16:50, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

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Congratulations!

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Your Valued picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for valued picture status, File:Armero aftermath Marso.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Valued picture candidates. wadester16 17:16, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

FAR

Thanks, although I wouldn't say that FAR is back on track if you mean preserving stars. Most are outmoded and haven't been improved since they passed three years ago, so FAR is more a result of three years of apathy than anything. Only 15% of articles at FAR have been saved since the start of May; it's the result of a whole generation of articles not moving enough with rising standards. I've only got enough time to try and fix some old Australian FAs and it's mostly up to the WikiProjects to fix their old FAs. Only the Australian one does FA saves, and Yannismarou does the Greek ones all by himself. But even then, although all seven Aus FARs since late 2007 have or will be saved, the continual rise of FA standards means that a lot more have been rendered unsatsfactory and will be inevitably be FARed once they all pile up. WP:INDIA has lost 20 in the last 24 months and the FA count has stayed stuck to around 65 for the last two years. The same thing could happen to Australia if there an underclass of FAs gets left behind because it's hard to deal with lots of FARs at once on the run unless there are a lot of people from the same WikiProject all working on them. YellowMonkey (cricket calendar poll!) paid editing=POV 02:37, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Amak Volcano

Updated DYK query On July 11, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Amak Volcano, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

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Re:FAR

Yeah; it looked as though it needed more reviews than FAC does. JKBrooks85 (talk) 23:55, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

Woohoo! If I can give you a hand on that article somehow, don't hesitate to ask. JKBrooks85 (talk) 07:49, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
I've reviewed the Whale Song FAR. If you're seriously planning to rescue the article, I wish you good luck ... given the state of it, you're going to need the luck. JKBrooks85 (talk) 11:11, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
That's a very big "just". :) JKBrooks85 (talk) 11:17, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
I'll take a look at it after I sleep for a few hours. Keep in mind that I've already read it, and if you're looking for someone to take a fresh look to check for unclear spots, I might not be the best person. JKBrooks85 (talk) 11:45, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Re: Amak Volcano

Hey Ceranthor, sorry for the late reply. Um, its not that I'm busy, its just that I'm not in the mood to review articles, really. But, I do have a lot of nominations up at GAN, so I'll review your article. :) --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 16:09, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

No, no. I'm not busy... I swear. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 16:15, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
Just so we're clear, you still want me to review the article? --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 16:07, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Just checkin'. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 16:39, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Re: Redoubt

Ah...that was a big whoops on my part. For some reason I was under the impression that it was a picture of the 2009 eruption. Thanks for setting the record straight. -RunningOnBrains(talk page) 16:35, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Knowing

I saw this months ago, but I think the edit is not vandalism. It does bloat the plot summary though ...we can read in the article that the solar flare strikes the planet and kills everything, and there's no need to describe what buildings are seen being blasted thanks to special effects. I went ahead and reverted. - SoSaysChappy (talk) 23:01, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

WikiCup participates in the Wikipedia:The Great Wikipedia Dramaout

Hello all, iMatthew here. I just wanted to let you know about "The Great Wikipedia Dramaout" which starts this Saturday. The goal of the Dramaout is to spend five days working on improving articles and abstaining from any of Wikipedia's drama. I don't think that any of you will have a problem focusing on articles for five days, because of course, any work you get done during the Dramaout will count towards your score in the WikiCup. Details are on the page; hope to see you all signing up! :) iMatthew talk at 00:27, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

POTD notification

Hi Ceranthor,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Venus globe.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 24, 2009. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2009-07-24. howcheng {chat} 07:32, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

WikiCup Newsletter XXV

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DYK for Bobrof Volcano

Updated DYK query On July 21, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Bobrof Volcano, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Wizardman 18:00, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Davidof Volcano

Updated DYK query On July 23, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Davidof Volcano, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Wizardman 00:02, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for making WP:NODRAMA a success!

Thank you again for your support of the Great Wikipedia Dramaout. Preliminary statistics indicate that 129 new articles were created, 203 other articles were improved, and 183 images were uploaded. Additionally, 41 articles were nominated for DYK, of which at least 2 have already been promoted. There are currently also 8 articles up for GA status and 3 up for FA/FL status. Though the campaign is technically over, please continue to update the log page at WP:NODRAMA/L with any articles which you worked during the campaign, and also to note any that receive commendation, such as DYK, GA or FA status. You may find the following links helpful in nominating your work:

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Again, thank you for making this event a success! --Jayron32.talk.say no to drama 02:46, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

African plate

Which motion is African plate moving. Is it more north or it is more east. The thing is East Rift, when West Africa splits from east Africa. This doesn't see any evidence of South Amerca moving south, it is generally moving west, but some showing is South America is moving west-northwest.--69.228.145.50 (talk) 22:31, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

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Whale song

Are you still working on this? Dabomb87 (talk) 23:11, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I am. I've been a little too busy lately, but hopefully tomorrow I can get some work done. ceranthor 02:25, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
Courtesy ping. I seconded your request for more time, but others are getting restless.... Eubulides (talk) 07:57, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

OS election comment

[1] No one's ever said kinder words. Thank you. :) hmwithτ 12:27, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Meh. ceranthor 12:28, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Yes, he's quite the charmer. I personally liked how he left 10 highly flowery, overblown personalized support messages for almost every single candidate running, followed by one terse, snarky, unhelpful no vote, despite the fact that the header specifically said not to leave comments, a request that nobody seemed to have a problem obeying except him. Makes his participation in the election voting look a bit pointy and rather passive aggressive if you ask me. But then again, few people do. Have a blessed day. Bullzeye contribs 20:04, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

erm... ceranthor 20:48, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
I have no desire to break this particular butterfly upon a wheel. I would, however, strongly urge you to reconsider your comments in the future if congeniality is your goal. Your earnest protestations aside, even the most cursory glance of the page would show that nobody else was dropping comments, least of all negative ones. That's for a reason, since CU and Oversight elections are not intended to be a "second RFA"; all of the candidates have been vetted by ArbCom and have long and upstanding enWiki careers. Anything more than a cursory perusal of the CU/OS election process would likely have made this distinction clearer to you. While, again, I'm 100% certain you acted purely in good faith, a good question to ask one's self before posting is "Will this generate light, or merely heat? Is this helpful to the Wikipedia process to which I am contributing?". If all else fails, I try and fall back on what I learned in elementary school; if you walk into a classroom with 12 kids and leave cupcakes for 9 of them and hock a loogie in eye of the 10th, people might think you're spoiling for a fight and call you out on it. And with that, I'll trouble you no further, Sir. Bullzeye contribs 21:16, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
I'd just like to make it clear that I meant this oppose in a totally non-bitey way. Jennavecia and I have no conflict between us, but I wouldn't say we are friends, nor acquaintances. ceranthor 11:45, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Note: Several of the candidates have comments that were made and then moved further up into the comments/questions section so the vote section appears relatively uncluttered. Search for "comment moved from vote section" on that page for examples; not all have them, but more than one or two do have them. Obviously not all have been moved, but definitely more than one voter has left additional commentary during the process. FWIW.  Frank  |  talk  14:49, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

POTD notification

Hi Ceranthor,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Hubble2005-01-barred-spiral-galaxy-NGC1300.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on August 2, 2009. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2009-08-02. howcheng {chat} 04:02, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

WikiCup Newsletter XXVII

Delivered for the WikiCup by  ROBOTIC GARDEN  at 21:41, 31 July 2009 (UTC). To report errors see the talk page.

Memorial

Hi, I am surprised that you encouraged an editor to create a memorial in his/her userspace, when WP:NOTMEMORIAL indicates "using user space to create a memorial is generally not acceptable". Regards, WWGB (talk) 11:46, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

BMB Fixed

Hey. I was wondering if the tags placed on the Black Metal Box page would be removed. I looked at the help page that determines if a band is notable enough for a page here and found that the band met the requirement that they are played on major radio stations. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Epeu (talkcontribs) 02:52, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Vandalism to Feckenham

Sorry about that, I had only just noticed today his three vandal edits in a row, and because of my slow connection, I may also have added another warning while you were replying on my talk page. No over enthusiastitic reporting intended.--Kudpung (talk) 13:01, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Another IP: User talk:80.42.11.90 made three identical edits to the same page. Another member of our project already issued one warning.--Kudpung (talk) 13:12, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
I've filed a sockpuppet report at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/80.42.11.90 - in fact there are 3 IPs possibly in use by this user. First time I have done this, I hope I've done it right - I don't like wasting admin time ;) --Kudpung (talk) 14:03, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Alt text review

I looked at the Altviewer summary and have these comments:

  • The alt text for the first map has too many irrelevant details (e.g., colors), and not enough of the gist of what the map tells the viewer, (e.g., where are the two seismic zones?). It also contains details (like the interpretation of the green and red circles, or the fact that the Cottage Grove fault was responsible for the quake) that cannot be verified by a non-expert who is looking only at the image. Please see WP:ALT#What not to specify. I'd reword it to mention only the locations of the two seismic zones, the location of the Cottage Grove fault, and perhaps the fact that the New Madrid zone has more little circles.
  • The Gateway Arch alt text has irrelevant detail about vegetation and cars. I assume that the illustration is there mostly to remind people what the arch itself looks like, so the alt text should (briefly) do that and then stop. There's no need to say "Gateway Arch" in the alt text since it's already in the caption.

Hope this helps. Eubulides (talk) 04:54, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Talkback

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== WikiCup Newsletter XXVIII ==

Delivered by –Juliancolton | Talk at 15:43, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

User:Jaeger Lotno

Hi! You recently tagged User:Jaeger Lotno for speedy deletion as a test page. Please note that that criterion explicitly doesn't apply in the user's own user space. Regards, Jafeluv (talk) 12:45, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Whoopsies, my mistake. I tend to deal with G11's for userspace, so I guess I'll stay there. :) ceranthor 12:58, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Preemptive Removal of Page Protections

Is there a reason you are removing the fulfilled requests? The bot can handle that on its own and you are not giving enough time for people to see the reason of the fulfilled/declined requests. I personally think you should relax on it and just not do it. –túrianpatois 22:19, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

I way only doing the denied requests. Alright, okay. I figured that since I was only doing the obvious ones, it would be okay. Sorry. ceranthor 22:22, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
It's nothing big. I just would hate to see someone repost a request because they can't find their first one. –túrianpatois 22:25, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Confusional AfD - reply

Hi Ceranthor. Actually, I have some experience with CSD and AfD, and I also consider myself as a patient person :)) The problem is that sometimes I act a bit clumsy (Czechs say: "like an elephant in a chinaware shop"). I was 100% sure this is A7. Btw, I often patrol new articles in the morning in the Mitteleuropa, and I can confirm that sometimes a patrolling admin is as rare as a living white mammoth :) ...now I've started a lesson about Elephantidae, uff... Thanks for your kind words, Ceranthor. Have a good day. --Vejvančický (talk) 12:40, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Ping

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How is it not up to the standards

Its all true what is it not important enough for you guys,you know sometimes you geeks who stay on the computer all day piss me off —Preceding unsigned comment added by Groomer2 (talkcontribs) 22:24, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi, Groomer2, welcome to the project. I see that you are confused with the tagging of the article you created for deletion. The article is copied directly from here, and unfortunately, that website is copyrighted, so the article can't be kept in its current state. If you'd like, you can try rewriting the article, without removing the speedy template and using reliable sources. I'll be glad to see if you can bring the article to a standard worth keeping, and you seem sensible, so please stay around! ceranthor 22:32, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
The article was deleted, so would you mind, if you try to rewrite the article, writing it in userspace? ceranthor 22:37, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Perhaps you can

Elaborate? Maybe I haven't had enough coffee yet today, but I don't understand the closure, or what is on the talk page that I missed that might help me to understand the answer to that question. Not very bright this morning/afternoon, okay, but someone helping to understand would be appreciated. Tiamuttalk 09:58, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for elaborating. I'm still a little confused, but appreciate your efforts to help me understand. Tiamuttalk 10:13, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Christian African Relief Trust

Hi Ceranthor! Much of the above article was copied from [2]. Please check the link more carefully in the future before removing the CSB-notice. :) Theleftorium 14:30, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Shoot, I must have missed the second paragraph somehow. Oh well, thanks for letting me know. :( ceranthor 14:32, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
No worries, everyone makes mistakes. Even me! ;-) Theleftorium 14:47, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Hell in a Bucket's discussion

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