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Hello, Clem cowsie! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! -- Collectonian (talk · contribs) 02:02, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
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Music artists[edit]

Thankyou for the barnstar! As I said before, the music biographies see analysis of performance, technique and stage persona as a central understanding of the subject's notability. For instance, Micheal Jackson's musical production and influence in choreography, Janet Jackson's choreography, Mariah Carey's voice, John_Frusciante's technique on guitar and The_Notorious_B.I.G.'s form of rap, all of which are Featured Articles representing wikipedia's finest work. Of course there are other examples, Gwen Stefani has quite a few featured articles as well, including her debut solo Love. Angel. Music. Baby. and singles "What You Waiting For?", "Rich Girl (Gwen Stefani song)", "Hollaback Girl", and "Cool (song)".The Bookkeeper (of the Occult) 06:24, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Welcome to the Novels WikiProject[edit]

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Hello and welcome to the Novels WikiProject! As you may have guessed, we're a group of editors working to improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to fiction books, often referred to as "novels".

A few features that you might find helpful:

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the coordinators or an experienced member of the project; we will be happy to assist in any way we can. Again, welcome, and we look forward to seeing you around! Alan16 (talk) 02:06, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Sorry about the lateness of this, the project seems to be a little quite just now. So all the help we can get right now, the better. Regards.

WikiProject Novels - Coordinator Election[edit]

Hello. To begin, every member of WikiProject Novels will be getting this message (the joy of macros) so if you wish to get in touch with me, please post a message on my talk page. I would encourage anyone who so wishes, to stand in the Coordinator Elections. If you wish to stand, please do so by 23:59pm, June 27. Voting will the continue to 23:59pm, July 21. Can everyone please check-out the Coordinator Elections page. Also, the collaboration of the month is The Tin Drum, so if you have any spare time, please check it out. And I apologise to the seven of you for whom this will be a repeat message. Regards, Alan16 (talk).


Unless I'm mistaken, you've never edited The Tin Drum before it became the Collaboration. So I just wanted to take a minute to say thanks, both for the editing and for actually reading the newsletter. Remember the Coordinator Elections and to add any articles to the Collaboration page that you think need the works. Thanks. Alan16 (talk) 14:16, 25 June 2009 (UTC).

Tin Drum Edits[edit]

You moved the 'Characters' section that I created because it applies to the whole series. Actually, the first book is divided into three books. It all applies specifically to The Tin Drum. I am new here, so I don't want to move the whole section back without you understanding why I did it. I think it would be better if you were the one to revert the edit so that people don't think I'm starting an edit war. To be honest, I haven't read the book. I have just found critical reviews and used the info I found there, so if you have read the book and tell me the source is wrong I'll quietly go away. Thanks, Sabiona (talk) 23:39, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

The Tin Drum is in three sections? That's something I didn't know. I'll revert right after I finish typing this.
I moved the Characters section because I was under the assumption that it was about characters in the entire trilogy, not just the first, because I've never read the book either. Sorry about that. :P Clem (talk) 23:08, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, Sabiona (talk) 12:46, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Coordinator Election[edit]

Hello. The Coordiantor Election has begun. All members are encouraged to vote by the deadline, July 28. To vote simply add support to the comments and questions for.. section of the member of your choice.

3 users are standing:

Regards, Alan16 (talk) 19:45, 29 June 2009 (UTC).

Re: Barnstar/nigahiga[edit]


I just noticed you left me a barnstar on my user page a bit less than a week ago and wanted to come here and say thanks. I have "rescued" a number of articles before, but this is my first rescue barnstar and I couldn't have picked a better article to get it for.

When I created the Ryan Higa and Sean Fujiyoshi‎ page, I knew it was probably headed to AfD given that between the various names it could be searched under (Ryan Higa, Sean Fujiyoshi‎, nigahiga, etc) it had been deleted like 15 or 20 times. (Well technically I rewrote a worthless article on their movie that was proposed for deletion, but I don't think I reused more than 1 or 2 lines.)

Since I'm not an admin, I can't see the past versions but I imagine they were mostly extremely lame one-time-editor "articles" that probably said "nigahiga is the coolest YouTube channel ever" or similar with no real info. Even so, I was sure the (non existent) page was on several watch lists and would be nominated for deletion despite the numerous sources I had put in my version. Sure enough, within a few hours it had a speedy deletion tag as recreation of deleted material. The tag was invalid, as I had created completely new material form scratch and urged the tagger not to pursue deletion. Naturally he ignored me and sent it to AfD. I was surprised to see that Ryan Higa had recently been deleted at AfD without a single keep, as all the same sources existed then but I guess no one bothered to search. I expected the AfD to be a fight, but it turned out not to be a struggle at all, apparently because of the sources I posted.

Basically what I am saying (and maybe I'm just boring you with all these details) is that I fully expected it to be a struggle to keep the article and it turned out to be no big deal at all. So, yah I guess I really did do an exceptional job of "rescuing" and appreciate the barnstar to acknowledge my efforts...

It may surprise you to learn I'd never actually heard of nigahiga before I wrote the article. That said, I find it kinda silly that people can actually believe the #2 YouTube channel with >1 million subscribers is non-notable.

Since you are apparently a fan of their work, I thought you might want to know that it appears they will soon pass Fred and become #1 most subscribed on YouTube. nigahiga is only about 80K behind now and is gaining subscribers at a much more rapid rate than Fred. --ThaddeusB (talk) 03:55, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

P.S. Welcome to Wikipedia and nice work on your contributions so far! It's rare to see a new editor using proper sources, so you are definitely off to a good start. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about anything Wikipedia related at any time. --ThaddeusB (talk) 03:59, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

The WikiProject Novels Newsletter - July 2009[edit]

The July 2009 issue of the Novels WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. Alan16(talk)

WikiProject Novels - Narnia Task Force[edit]

Hi! You would be glad to know that a new wikipedia ad has been created by Srinivas to encourage users to join Chronicles of Narnia Task Force. You can display that ad on your user/talk page too using the following code: {{Wikipedia ads|ad=190}}

-- Alan16 (talk) 10:29, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Novels - August 2009 Newsletter[edit]

The August 2009 issue of the Novels WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. Alan16 (talk) 17:24, 22 August 2009 (UTC)


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I saw from here that it's been exactly three years since you joined the project. Happy WikiBirthday! Keep up the good work, rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 23:34, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

New WikiProject Novels initiative[edit]

We have begun a new initiative at the WikiProject Novels: an improvement drive. As a member listed here, you are being notified. Please see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Novels#5-5-5 Improvement Drive and Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Collaboration for more details. Also I would like to remind you to keep an eye on the project talk page at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Novels. Thanks, Sadads (talk) 00:42, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject Novels Collaboration for February[edit]

Thank you everyone who participated in the January Collaboration, it was quite a success with 5 new C class articles, 3 stub kills and several articles were removed from our backlogs. In support of the Great Backlog Drive, the WikiProject Novels Collaboration for February is going to help remove backlog candidates in the backlogs related to WikiProject Novels. Please join us, and help us wikify, reference, clean up plot sections and generally improve Novels content, Sadads (talk) 22:23, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

You are recieving this message because you are a member of WikiProject Novels according to Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Members

You should come hang out with us on the internetz![edit]

Hi! I wanted to let you know that we have created an IRC channel for "countering systemic bias one new editor at a time", aka closing the gender gap! Come hang out at #wikimedia-gendergap if that subject interests you. We hope this channel can serve as a safe haven to hang out, talk about Wiki, brainstorming, increasing women's participation in Wikimedia, article alerts and foster friendships. I hope you join us! (And if you need any IRC help, just let me know!) See you there! SarahStierch (talk) 22:37, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative[edit]

WikiWomen Unite!
Hi Clem cowsie! Women around the world who edit and contribute to Wikipedia are coming together to celebrate each other's work, support one another, and engage new women to also join in on the empowering experience of shaping the sum of all the world's knowledge - through the WikiWomen's Collaborative.

As a WikiWoman, we'd love to have you involved! You can do this by:

We can't wait to have you involved, and feel free to drop by our meta page (under construction) to see how else you can get involved!

Can't wait to have you involved! SarahStierch (talk) 00:59, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative: Come join us (and check out our new website)![edit]

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Quixotic plea[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Wikipediholism test. Thanks. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 04:37, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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