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Piccolo Quintet[edit]

Did you see Piccolo Quintet on the Main page today? On the composer's birthday (I remember how you helped me with my first article!) - and it occured to me only later. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:46, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Azeline Hearne[edit]

The best source I found, the book about Azeline Hearne, is already in the article. I'll see if I can track down the other sources I saw. UltraExactZZ Said ~ Did 13:02, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Articles for deletion/Jameel Dumas[edit]

In your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jameel Dumas, you noted, "If someone finds and adds suitable sources to the article, I will reconsider." I have tonight completely re-written the article incorporating extensive news coverage on Dumas, consisting of multiple feature stories about him. I'd ask you to give it a second look. Cbl62 (talk) 07:34, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

You didn't sign your keep vote. Cbl62 (talk) 15:39, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

DKY nom.[edit]

Hi, would you mind taking a look at my DKY nomination: my nomination's entry for Nov 5. I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.El Johnson (talk) 19:19, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Closing DYK talk sections[edit]

It is much too early to do this. It's only been two days and not many people have commented. Please don't close any more. Johnbod (talk) 14:07, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! Plenty of people don't edit daily, & it is noticeable that we've had no comments from some of the individuals who would be most affected by the caps etc, and others who had contributed to the earlier discussions. Requests for comment on far more trivial matters are normally open for two weeks and often longer. I think the remaining sections should be closed after they've been open at least a week, or when nobody has commented (on any of them) for 24 hrs. Johnbod (talk) 14:41, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

John Howland[edit]

I watched my DYK entry for John Howland for several days. It's been a busy week, and you posted that there were issues, but it got removed before I had a chance to respond. Can you tell me what happened or lead me to where I can see what happened. I would like to know what the issues were. --Ishtar456 (talk) 02:57, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

List of Renaissance fairs[edit]

Hey there. I don't know if you're still active, but if you get a minute, could you take a look at this article? An anon IP has been repeatedly adding a column that has the company that hosts the event. It started by them making this edit elsewhere to mention "Mid-America Festivals Inc.", but then it expanded to the List article as well. Personally I think it's advertisement, but I could be wrong, so if you could chime in, that'd be most appreciated. Thanks. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 19:49, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Note also this edit. cmadler (talk) 20:32, 17 November 2010 (UTC)
Ah yeah, I forgot about that one. But do you think the companies belong on the list page? — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 20:37, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassador Program at MSU[edit]

Hi! I'm leaving you this message because you're listed as a Wikipedian associated with Michigan State University. The Wikipedia Ambassador Program is currently looking for Campus Ambassadors to help with Wikipedia assignments at MSU, which will be participating in the Public Policy Initiative for the Spring 2011 semester. The role of Campus Ambassadors will be to provide face-to-face training and support for students on Wikipedia-related skills (how to edit articles, how to add references, etc.). This includes doing in-class presentations, running workshops and labs, possibly holding office hours, and in general providing in-person mentorship for students.

Prior Wikipedia skills are not required for the role, as training will be provided for all Campus Ambassadors (although, of course, being an experienced editor is a plus).

If you are interested in being a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador, or know someone in the East Lansing area who might be, please email me or leave a message on my talk page.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 20:23, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. If you add yourself to Wikipedia:Campus Ambassadors as an interested ambassador for Eastern Michigan University (see the "add a new school" instructions at the bottom) and/or University of Michigan, hopefully there will be a chance for you to be a campus ambassador in a future term. Ambassador are actually active at University of Michigan already (and there's a Wikipedia student club), although we're not working with any classes there yet.
Also, have you seen the Online Ambassador? That's a big need right now... Online Ambassadors to be on-wiki mentors for students. If you're interested in that, please apply! (And sorry for the delay in getting back to you.)--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 16:30, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Bach cantata[edit]

Thanks for spicing The Legend! Do you remember that the Bach cantata for 26 December (with the ellipsis, I don't mind) is still open? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:36, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the reminder; I've approved it and moved it to 12/26/10 holding spot. Cheers! cmadler (talk) 17:23, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Thank you, the holidays can come, then. Enjoy! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:34, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

DYK hook[edit]

I saw you are active at adding hooks to DYK, so I am hoping you can answer a question for me. I verified a hook at Template talk:Did you know#Articles created/expanded on December 28 for List of managers of defunct Major League Baseball teams. However, I am unsure about the "New" criteria; only the prose lead has been expanded fivefold, not the list. Could you please look at the article history and confirm that it meets the "new" criteria. Thanks. maclean (talk) 01:40, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

  • The requirement is that the article be newly created (which this is not, it was created on 11/28/2009) or have gone through a fivefold expansion of the readable prose. DYKcheck shows (and a visual check confirms) that as of five days ago the article had no readable prose (diff). Just to be sure that this wasn't a case of gaming, I also checked several prior article versions back to late-February 2010, and none of them had any readable prose either. Given that, any amount of readable prose could be said to be an infinite expansion on the prior readable prose, so that requirement is met. Keep in mind that DYK also requires at least 1500 characters of readable prose, so even though less than that would have met the expansion requirement, it still wouldn't be long enough to qualify. However, that is not a concern in this case, since I see 2492 characters of readable prose. cmadler (talk) 12:29, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
    • Thanks. I've verified the hook accordingly. [1] --maclean (talk) 02:57, 30 December 2010 (UTC)


You tought me IAR, that's what would be needed DYK Dec 11, I don't dare to, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:58, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Cmadler! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 03:30, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

6 January[edit]

Hi, I saw your name in the queue discussion, can I interest you in a different question raised there, moving a ("my") Special occasions hook for 6 January to prep? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:49, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done cmadler (talk) 14:09, 5 January 2011 (UTC)


I took the hyphen off the word drukyal in the national symbols of Bhutan DYK nomination. Spongie555 (talk) 21:14, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Bhutan is known by many names but drukyal is the most common. Dru-gäkhap(Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon) is the same meaning as drukyal(Land of the Thunder Dragon) just it changes Land with Kingdom. Since Bhutan is a kingdom it makes sense that would be a different name for it. Spongie555 (talk) 19:15, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Alexander Ferdinand Grychtolik[edit]

I saw your name on my watchlist, please have a look at the discussion of Alexander Ferdinand Grychtolik, it's the first deletion discussion for me (not my article), --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:45, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

A result of the discussion: O angenehme Melodei, BWV 210a and O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit, BWV 210, translating to "O pleasing melody" and "O lovely day, o hoped-for time", --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:06, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Hmmm, what's the source for the translation of O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit as "O lovely day, o hoped-for time"? I'd probably give it as "Oh lovely day, wished-for time", Google translate gives "O lovely day, desired time" and this source gives "O gracious day, desired time". I would certainly use "Oh" rather than "O", which in English is archaic. cmadler (talk) 16:19, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
[2], - precisely because it's a matter of taste, translations are not wanted for the bulk of the text of the Bach cantatas, but I liked the tradition of giving at least a hint of the meaning of the first line, no more. "desired" is much stronger than erwünscht, but I never heard "wished-for" before, learning --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:40, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
And I see another source that uses "Oh glorious day, longed-for time" ([3]). "Glorious" and "longed-for" might be too strong for holder and erwünscht, but that seems to me a better English translation. Again, notice that this one uses "Oh" rather than "O". cmadler (talk) 17:56, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Glorious is way too strong for "hold", "desired" seems better than "longed-for", but both too strong to express just "wünschen" = to wish, and the archaic note matches Bach's time, when the U.S. were not yet born, and matches "hold" which is also not used any more other than in "Holder Knabe im lockigen Haar". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:40, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
As I see only now, "glorious" was already in the external links", --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:40, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Hmmm, I hadn't realized that hold was considered archaic in German; in that case it makes more sense to use the English-archaic "O". So maybe "O gracious day, desired time"? cmadler (talk) 13:26, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
Without telling you, I had taken our discussion to the Project Classical music. - Different topic: BWV 73, nominated for DYK to appear 23 January, is still waiting for a review, I was slow to respond because I'm travelling, would you mind taking a look. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:04, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Postlude: Grychtolik on the Main page, smile, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 00:11, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Tony Lombardi[edit]

Hey Cheif! take a look at Tony Lombardi ... I've exauhsted my research on this article, you might have some more to add.--Paul McDonald (talk) 15:05, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Gave it a little start; I'll see what other sources I can find this weekend. cmadler (talk) 16:39, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
looks a lot better! GOod job!--Paul McDonald (talk) 18:37, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

I apologize ahead of time if I screw up the format of any of this, but this is my first day on Wikipedia. Someone alerted me to the fact that there was a page with my information on it and that's pretty neat. Most of the information is accurate but there are some things I could clear up, but I have no idea how to do it. If you'd be interested in getting the accurate information I can be reached at Cedar Rapids Washington HS and there is an email directory on the website. Nice article, when did it get posted? TL Asuuow (talk) 12:03, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Jules Fournier DYK nom[edit]

Hi, I've responded to the issues you raised at the DYK nom for Jules Fournier. Would you be able to swing by and take a second look at all? Thanks, Arctic Night 13:52, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Soccer musical[edit]

Thanks for your smile about repetitiveness. Did you have a look at the soccer musical with the funny title, hard to translate, mentioned above it? You may like that. William Waterhouse was moved to William Waterhouse (bassoonist), I don't like it, it breaks links. What do you think? Should I try to oppose it? Or better not, being not completely free of personal interest? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:36, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

EMU off campus housing[edit]

Hi cmadler, I wanted to see what your opinion on off campus housing listed on the Eastern Michigan University student life page under housing. The reason why I ask is because i've never seen on a university page housing listed like pen place (or equivalent). I've seen affiliated housing listed but pen place for emu is not affiliated. Have you seen this on any other pages? I've been searching on the Wikipedia:WikiProject Universities article Pwojdacz (talk) 07:09, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

  • I haven't really looked. I saw that a user had added it to the main EMU article. I moved it to the student life article and tried to improve it for neutrality and sourcing. I think that given the degree of on-campus v off-campus, it's appropriate to talk about it as long as it's neutral and appropriately sourced. That's partly why I added the universities numbers on on-campus and nearby off-campus students, and why I pulled Peninsular Place, Beal, and Barnes & Barnes into a single paragraph (to try to avoid undue weight on any one of them). cmadler (talk) 13:45, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
  • I agree with you that EMU has a large number of students who live off campus but most universities (emu size and larger) dont house the vast majority of its students. I agree on keeping it neutral as possible.

The Chesapeake Bay[edit]

Re: this edit: Oh, I have no doubt that the locals use the definite article. My question is, does their usage mean that the article must necessarily use it? Some of them have apparently, when the subject has come up in the past, insisted yes, Wikipedia must follow local convention. That is what I question. I want a diverse group to decide how the article should read, and if general usage in the English-speaking world is to say "Chesapeake Bay is a body of water", instead of "The Chesapeake Bay is a body of water", then the article should read accordingly. To my Midwestern ears, the article's use of the definite article reads very oddly. HuskyHuskie (talk) 02:13, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

EMU uniform[edit]

Unfortunately I'm not able to do it right now since I'm in class, but because there's such an issue with EMU's uniform, I will draw the updated image later today. Please do not remove the image from the main page or restore the image to the 2009 season article, as it will be replaced with another image. --Kevin W./TalkCFB uniforms/Talk 16:48, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Did you read the comment I left for you? Please stop re-inserting incorrect information, and please do not overwrite this historical uniform. If you are going to upload an image of the current uniform, that's fine, but it should not overwrite the pre-2010 uni. cmadler (talk) 17:20, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Ok, you're completely ignoring the point. The pre-2010 uniform and the 2010 uniform will be two separate images! That's why it won't be on the 2009 page and why the image needs to be on the main page. How do you not get that? --Kevin W./TalkCFB uniforms/Talk 17:27, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
  • There will be two files: File:MAC-Uniform-EMU.png and File:MAC-Uniform-EMU-??-2009.png (whatever the first year may be). The former will stay on the main page and the latter will be added to the 2009 page. Now, please stop reverting my edits, as I'll have the images done within a couple of hours. --Kevin W./TalkCFB uniforms/Talk 17:31, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Ok, I've gone ahead and uploaded the new uniform. Unfortunately, time constraints will prevent me from uploading the old uniform image right now, but it will get done eventually. I'll be able to make some improvements to the current uniform image when images of it become available via EA's TeamBuilder, which gives me a much better look at the uniforms than photographs do. --Kevin W./TalkCFB uniforms/Talk 20:26, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

  • The new uni image looks good. The only things I'd argue with are that: the "E" on the helmet should be thicker, with the serifs almost closing off the inside of the letter (close-up helmet photo); the contrasting shoulder features should be narrower, closer to the neck, slightly curved, and come farther down (the points are even with the point at the bottom of the collar, and are just barely above the team name; image). Thanks! cmadler (talk) 21:00, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Yeah, unfortunately I had to make do with that logo, since I couldn't find a good block E online and just had to use the text feature in Paint. As for the shoulders, would you say they're like USC's? I based the image off of Northwestern's old uniform but USC's are a bit different. --Kevin W./TalkCFB uniforms/Talk 21:18, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
    • Actually, after going back and looking at some photos I took, the shoulder features in your image are reasonably accurate to what the team actually wore, the school must have tinkered with the design a bit. As for the helmet, the "E" you used looks like what the school uses in the other logos, which is about the same as the helmets from 2002-2009 (see images at The Helmet Project). cmadler (talk) 13:22, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

A more clear explanation of my reversion since I was limited by space: the date is not included in the current version of uniforms because that is where future uniforms will be uploaded. Leaving the date off means that it won't have to be updated every time a new uniform is added. However, dates are added to the old uniforms. Also, as for the "football team" part, the NFC licensing clearly states that it's in an article about the football team, so adding in the phrase like you did is redundant. --Kevin W./TalkCFB uniforms/Talk 08:37, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Paul Downing at Oregon State[edit]

Hey champ! Need a little research help at Talk:Paul Downing#Stanford? -- I think we've got the same person in question, but not so sure. Do you have anything on Oregon State history?--Paul McDonald (talk) 21:46, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Sorry, my resources are pretty much limited to Eastern Michigan, a little other MAC stuff, and a little Kentucky stuff. cmadler (talk) 13:29, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Malcolm MacVicar[edit]

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Do you plan on actually giving this a shot in mainspace? I'm gonna watchlist this now. Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 > haneʼ 03:51, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

  • LOL. Doubtful, unless I someday find reliable secondary sources sufficient to support notability (and avoid OR, which is what the whole thing is right now!). Which I don't really expect to find... cmadler (talk) 13:53, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Advice needed[edit]

I need help at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_College_Basketball#Chris_Hill_.28basketball.29.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 21:11, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Joseph McCulloch[edit]

Thanks for the note about Joseph McCulloch. Feel free to DYK nominate if you like. The hook tying in the stars he coached in WWI is probably the best bet. Sorry I wasn't able to find more on Dwight Watson. If I have time, I'll try to dig a bit more on Watson. Cbl62 (talk) 17:24, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

BTW, I searched and didn't find anything else matching a football player named Kofed of Carnegie Tech or and Mackall of Virginia in the WWI time period. Cbl62 (talk) 17:32, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Joseph McCulloch[edit]

Symbol confirmed.svg Hello! The submission of Joseph McCulloch at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed and confirmed. Nice work and thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Leidseplein (talk) 04:38, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Morića Han[edit]

Will you please check again about Morića Han. I performed minor copy edit, at the extent I was able to. Since I am participating in WikiCup, I could use those 5 DYK points very much, because this round will be over in 3-4 days.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 17:36, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

  • I think I've done the best I can on it, please check to make sure I didn't change the meaning of anything. Also, please indicate the language of each non-English reference. I am guessing they are Serbo-Croatian (and yes, I know the name of the language itself is controversial); if that's the case, just add |language=Serbo-Croatian to each citation template. Let me know if you need help with this. cmadler (talk) 18:22, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your help. You did everything perfectly well. I added language (Serbo-Croatian) which I intentionally left blank because of controversial name of BSC language.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 19:15, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Depot Town[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Depot Town at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 13:00, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Please see new note on talk page. Yoninah (talk) 21:51, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Depot Town architectural descriptions[edit]

Hmm. For historic districts I generally don't write detailed descriptions of the individual buildings unless they're very few (i.e., Bank Street Historic District (Waterbury, Connecticut)) or there's only one or two resources on the property that really merit such (can't think of an example on short notice). I will take a closer look at the article later and see what would be right (not being at all familiar with the area, alas). Daniel Case (talk) 14:45, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Saw it on DYK. I will get to doing this for you ... I looked at the pictures and began thinking about what I would say. Just gotta see about finishing up Ski Lift No. 1 first (Yes! A ski lift listed on the Register! Only in Aspen!) Daniel Case (talk) 19:17, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum[edit]

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Genevieve Foster[edit]

I've created this now. Feel free to look it over. I'm put it up for DYK too. Thanks for pointing it out. BarkingMoon (talk) 15:04, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Jeanette Eaton is also created and listed for DYK now. Both were quite interesting. BarkingMoon (talk) 00:25, 22 May 2011 (UTC)
Nice! I knew nothing about either of them beyond the multiple Newbery Honors. One note is that they both received their Newbery Honors years after the fact. The Newbery Honor was initiated in 1971, and the retroactively named Honor recipients back to 1922. cmadler (talk) 12:45, 22 May 2011 (UTC)
Do you have a ref for the 1971 thing? I didn't see one. I've also done another Newbery Honor writer: Agnes Hewes BarkingMoon (talk) 01:13, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
According to the official site, prior to 1971 they were just "runners-up", but then were retroactively termed "Newbery Honor Books". Our Newbery Medal article mentions this without citation. cmadler (talk) 01:32, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
I'll add this to the main article. Also note, many of the early honor recipients would have passed away prior to 1971 and never known about the Honor thing. BarkingMoon (talk) 20:12, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
Such as Eaton (died in 1968). cmadler (talk) 20:16, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

EMU student life[edit]

    • cmadler I totally agree with you that the main emu article is to long. I feel that the student life article is trying to encompass to much information that is very different from each other. I am cool with splitting the information (which you are right about the size) as long as it's an article that matches other formats with universities with good setups compared to WikiProject Universities. I want to make this article notable enough to make it on this list one day, which i'm sure you would love to see too. Can we try and find a middle ground? Maybe follow a format on the page similar to Student life at Brigham Young University or Campus of Brigham Young University? Maybe create a separate page for housing, a page for buildings like List of Brigham Young University buildings and we can do more research on some pages that fracture off to follow a similar format?Pwojdacz (talk) 14:27, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
      • Reworking it into more discrete topics like that is fine with me. I don't even particularly care what the articles are called. I just think there's a lot of information that has a place in Wikipedia but not in the main Eastern Michigan University article: things like the list of fraternities and sororities, more detailed information on housing, etc. Generally speaking that can all be grouped in the classification "student life" (cf. Student Affairs#Student Affairs areas and note that "student affairs" is generally synonymous with "student life"). cmadler (talk) 14:35, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
  • would you be cool with an eventual renaming of the page? IDK maybe something like Student organizations? To try and encompass less information because the other pages are created for housing a such? I currently work in student affairs at another university and graduated from EMU so I will be able to pull enough information to create the pages.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Pwojdacz (talkcontribs) 14:41, 31 May 2011

M-17 GAR[edit]

It's been almost two weeks since the last activity on the GAR page. I'd like to get that process closed in some fashion. Imzadi 1979  18:41, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

I apologize for the delay. I've asked for help in changing this to a community reassessment. cmadler (talk) 16:43, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
I've also asked for your help at the first GAR to find the sources, because I couldn't find any. The purpose of a GAR, I thought, was to fix things and keep the article listed. Your actions have come across to me as wanting to just list deficiencies, de-list/demote the article and move on. I'd appreciate any help in identifying the appropriate sources, but searches with Google News have not turned up anything. Imzadi 1979  20:44, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Sampagitang Walang Bango[edit]

Expanded. See Template talk:Did you know#Sampagitang Walang Bango. Thanks. - AnakngAraw (talk) 00:10, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Re: DYK[edit]

I'm guessing my addition of sources just missed the cutoff point for Sadiq al-Ahmar to be considered for DYK status, or? ~~ Lothar von Richthofen (talk) 17:25, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, I think it had gone too long; here's the removal diff. cmadler (talk) 18:07, 17 June 2011 (UTC)
Damn. Oh well. Thanks! ~~ Lothar von Richthofen (talk) 22:45, 17 June 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for the nice bunch! Music in return: The Proud Bassoon and the Thomanerchor, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:35, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

reviewer's guide[edit]

Pick a nomination: I suggest to add something like "If you are new to this, pick a field in which you are interested and an author whom you can trust. Comment in your review that you like a second opinion." (When I started reviewing I did that without a guide.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:02, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done (diff) Feel free to expand the section further. cmadler (talk) 20:27, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
Seen, like it! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:35, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
Next idea: the normal case reviewer is one who has to do a qpq review, that means who should know the requirements for DYK. Perhaps the guide might be shortened and refer to the requirements (formulated already) for the (rare, I expect) reviewers who just want to review? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:11, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
Next: I like that the guide stresses that the article should be reviewed first, only then the hook. I am not done with the one which caused a hot discussion about the wording of the hook (+ a lot of attention) until I said that it was not expanded enough, period. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:27, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Nomination as a United States Wikipedians' Collaboration of the Month candidate[edit]

The Hope Diamond has been nominated to be a future United States Wikipedians' Collaboration of the Month. All editors interested in improving this article are encouraged to participate. You can vote for this or other articles article of the Month here. --Kumioko (talk) 19:38, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Leroy Petry[edit]

Hi Cmadler, I've written a new ALT hook at the DYK nomination for Leroy Petry that I think addresses your concerns. Could you sign off on the nomination? OCNative (talk) 11:26, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Twig the Fairy article[edit]

Thanks for fixing my lame attempts at referencing in the Twig the Fairy article. I appreciate your cleaning it up! :D — Preceding unsigned comment added by Estreya (talkcontribs) 02:00, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

You're most welcome! Is there any possibility that you could upload a better-quality image of the book cover? Not higher resolution, of course, because of WP:NFCC, but more clear. The current image is a bit blurry, which is most obvious in the text. cmadler (talk) 02:08, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
I sure can -- it has been deleted before but I think that was because I put it on Wikipedia Commons rather than on Wikipedia itself. I take it they don't allow book covers. It made me a bit afraid I was doing something wrong here. I will get a clearer photo and replace this one. Thanks again for your help. :) Estreya (talk) 20:33, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
Commons only accepts free (libre) files, while Wikipedia accepts non-free files under a limited "fair-use" provision. If you own the copyright (generally meaning you took the photos and did any photomanipulation), you can release the cover either under a free license (like Creative Commons) or into the public domain and put it on Commons, but you will probably be asked for verification that it is actually your work. Or, if the copyright holder has released it under a free license or into the public domain it can go on Commons, but again, there will need to be a way to verify that it's been released. Otherwise, it can go on Wikipedia (but not Commons) as a fair-use image, but it must meet all the requirements at WP:FAIRUSE. A key element of this is "contextual significance". WP:NFCI states that "Cover art from various items, for identification only in the context of critical commentary of that item (not for identification without critical commentary)" is acceptable. What this means in plain English is that, in order to use the book cover under a fair-use provision, the article needs to include "critical commentary" about the book. Please ask if you have any further questions! Thanks, cmadler (talk) 12:27, 29 July 2011 (UTC)


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DYK checklist template[edit]

Hi Cmadler, when you have a moment could you check WT:DYK#Template discussion and let me know if the alternate characters I mentioned ( and ) or other characters at Tick (check mark) and X mark also show up as mojibake for you? Thanks, rʨanaɢ (talk) 20:58, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Album categorization by artist[edit]

Thanks I appreciate your note, but albums are categorized by the artist to whom they are credited, not by each individual who actually played on it. Note that (e.g.) Led Zeppelin II is not categorized under Category:Robert Plant albums because it's not a Robert Plant (solo) album. It is appropriate to make Category:Led Zeppelin albums a sub-category of Category:Robert Plant albums, as he performed on all Led Zeppelin recordings. It would be virtually impossible and highly unweildy to categorize albums by all of the performers that are on the album and I believe that consensus is in favor of categorizing according to this scheme (see this discussion which mentions articles categorized by jazz performers.) Please let me know if this doesn't make sense to you or if my explanation is lacking. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 16:08, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Miami Scandal[edit]

Cross posted to the named article: I admire the care taken by User:Blueboy96 and User:Cmadler carefully to source their additions to the article with WP:RS. I still don't like the speculative feel to it all (what happens, for example, if in the extreme Shapiro is making most of it up?), but a) I guess that this article on a current issue is the proper place for this kind of material, and b) I'm outvoted 2 to 1 here. I would, however, appreciate it if this recentist material would be kept out of the articles on the death penalty and on Miami football until something much more substantive appears. regards, Sensei48 (talk) 20:12, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Fair enough. (I'll leave longer comments at the articles.) cmadler (talk) 09:46, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Scott Lutrus[edit]

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Template:Did you know nominations/Strange Son[edit]

I replied to your concerns at Template:Did you know nominations/Strange Son. Joe Chill (talk) 14:04, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

I reworded the hook and removed the film section. Joe Chill (talk) 14:50, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for 2011 University of Miami athletics scandal[edit]

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Template:Did you know nominations/Strange Son[edit]

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A kitten for you![edit]

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WP:CBBALL discussion[edit]

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Consensus A-A templates[edit]

As a reg, I thought you might have an opinion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject College football#Colors.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 19:07, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

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CFB season records table options[edit]

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United State Senate election in Michigan, 2012[edit]

Please monitor the United States Senate election in Michigan, 2012 article as someone is trying to sneak in an uncited minor candidate without a citation to support its inclusion. Steelbeard1 (talk) 15:42, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. He appears to me to be a bona fide candidate (per the removed mLive citation), and is probably running as a Republican (given his history and comments on his website about third parties) but as you mentioned in your edit summary, the citations do not explicitly state a current party affiliation. cmadler (talk) 15:49, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

DYK Ypsilanti Heritage Festival[edit]

DYK nomination of Ypsilanti Heritage Festival[edit]

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Slight prob with your nom: the ref for the hook fact doesn't mention the cruise. 842U (talk) 13:38, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Ypsilanti Heritage Festival[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 14:48, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Congrats, good to see you back! I kept three items on my talk from 2011 as still relevant, one is yours. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:09, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

National Champs Helmet project copyright question[edit]

Hello, FYI, the crusade Mtking started at Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2011 December 11#File:LSU Helmet.png is still going on at Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2011 December 11#File:Florida Gators football helmet.gif and several files listed below that one. You mentioned that you had contacted the owner of the blank helmet work to see if he would be willing to license that blank helmet CC-by-SA, since that's all we apparently need to clear this FUR hurdle. Have you heard anything back? Just wanted to make sure you were aware that it's still going on, in any case. -Jhortman (talk) 08:12, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Continuing discussion[edit]

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Hale Bopp[edit]

(Late) hail to you: perhaps you remember your first hook suggestion for Graham Waterhouse back in 2009, about Hale Bopp. I suggested a similar one to the German Wikipedia's similar section, and - because of a great pic - it attracted 15k hits in 24 hours. Thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:59, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Kentucky Fight for deletion[edit]

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January 2012 USCOTM - The Star-Spangled Banner[edit]

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The Rite of Spring[edit]

Why did you contact me regarding this? Hyacinth (talk) 19:04, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Going back to my original comment to you, I contacted you because you had uploaded one (or possibly several) excerpts from the piece. I happened to notice that some excerpts were marked as fair use of copyrighted material, and others were marked as public domain. I thought you might know which was correct. That's all. cmadler (talk) 19:21, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
You seem to have a better idea than me. The templates currently on the files give little indication. Hyacinth (talk) 09:21, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

I just returned[edit]

from offering an opinion at The Hiker (Fall River, Massachusetts) and clicked on your link just to see who you are and was pleasantly surprised to to see that we have an Ypsi connection. For a long time the lead photo at that article was mine and I still have several in that article as well as most (all?) of the cross pictures at the Ypsilanti Water Tower article. I recently discovered a bunch of pictures of the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival - a few of which I might post. My wife and I met while being tour guides in the historic home tour element of that event. excuse this outburst, but I am now 1,000 miles or so away and just got excited. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 16:09, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Some Heritage Festival photos would be wonderful (especially any older ones)! User:Dwight Burdette has taken some good photos around the area recently, but has no Heritage Festival photos, and I only had one really usable photo (the base ball game). Of course I can (and probably will) take plenty when it comes around again this year! Cheers from Ypsi, cmadler (talk) 16:47, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
Nice! cmadler (talk) 21:07, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Leon Panetta as a United States Wikipedians' Collaboration of the Month candidate[edit]

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File:Mackinacpoint.jpg needs authorship information[edit]

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I just noticed this, as it was flagged by a bot for transfer to Commons, and wanted to let you know. My main concern is the lack of authorship information combined with the source URL now being a dead link. cmadler (talk) 19:01, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

This came from a US government database of lighthouses photographed by the US Coast Guard. No authorship was provided on the site, which apparently has been moved. I uploaded many of these lighthouse images at the time. I can't provide any more information.--Asher196 (talk) 00:49, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

College football barnstar[edit]

NCAAFootball barnstar.jpg The College football Barnstar
For your hard work and leadership in driving the implementation of importance assessments for WikiProject College football, I hereby award your this barnstar. Jweiss11 (talk) 06:36, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Aw, shucks! Well, the real payoff comes when we are able to spot sections of important CFB coverage that need improvement, and get the most important CFB articles into a release (I think 0.9 is next). cmadler (talk) 17:36, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

CFB article importance matrix[edit]

Cmadler, please confirm that a former player who is a CFBHOF inductee should be rated as "high" on the importance scale (two levels above the standard "low" importance for players). Although not expressly mentioned in your matrix, I assume that CFBHOF membership is a "major national award." Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 17:38, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

With approximately 1,000 CFBHOF inductees, I don't think it's appropriate to rate them all automatically "high". I would put that under other major national awards (including positional awards, coaching awards, All-America teams, and national halls of fame) should start one level higher than given, meaning they would automatically be "mid", but can be bumped up to "high" on a case-by-case basis. Indeed, since a player "must have been named a First Team All-America by a major/national selector" to be eligible for CFBHOF, and the CFBHOF also includes the "post-football record as a citizen" and academic performance, I think mid is the appropriate baseline for CFBHOF members. cmadler (talk) 19:30, 24 February 2012 (UTC)


Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg start and encouragement
Thank you for helping me with my first article, the one and only I wanted to write on Wikipedia to fill a red link, and to my first DYK. Here is another expansion of the topic for fun, Chinese Whispers, award-winning again, did you know? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:19, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
Recommended reading: Main page history, people in oppressive circumstances pictured, did you now? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:15, 10 March 2012 (UTC)
Thomanerchor 800 years! Celebrated a bit: Gotthold Schwarz, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:14, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
Did you know that today is the third anniversary of my first DYK? (You nominated!) - I show it again on my talk, now pictured. A new DYK with the Thomanerchor is proposed, Martin Petzold, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:55, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg cmadler (talk) 10:18, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
About a year ago, you were the 54th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize (actually the 38th, I counted wrong, hope you don't mind), you are an awesome Wikipedian! I miss the photographer, again, and put "Letting go of the past" on top of my talk. The people in oppressive circumstances were pictured on the German Main page, quite successfully, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:36, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
It's two years now, same sentiment, new list, missing you. Did you know that Opus I by Graham Waterhouse was premiered in 2014, 34 years after the composition started? True, but no article yet ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:06, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Valued image candidates/Estadio José Jorge Conte.JPG[edit]

Hi Cmadler, you've voted on my VIC nomination which is linked in the headline. I've changed the scope now, so give a new vote if you want so. Regards, --Dr.Haus (talk) 14:50, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Request for Comments: Team infobox practices[edit]

Cmadler, your comments regarding team infobox practices are solicited: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject College Basketball#Request for Comments: NCAA Sweet Sixteen phantom appearances. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 13:00, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your help finding references on the EMU student center article. it was much appreciated. Pwojdacz (talk) 02:17, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival[edit]

I have to admit, when doing a little run of Sports and Games GA reviews, I've been ignoring this article because I am not sure what to do with it. My inclination is to fail the nomination, as it just doesn't feel very complete - i.e.: virtually the entire history section deals with 1978-79, and nothing really beyond. (Also, I would move "The game that never was" up to the history section.) I don't want to fail it because of how long it has been in the queue, however. I realize it is a relatively small festival, so there won't be a multitude of major historical events, but is there more that can be added? Also, a section on the festival's organization would help. Who organizes it now? Is it volunteer based? What impact does it have on the community? Adding some of these things would definitely help the article out. Cheers, Resolute 01:24, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestions; I'll see what I can do in those regards within the next week or so. cmadler (talk) 09:44, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
No problem. Ping me when you do, and I'll try to give it a review then. Resolute 14:14, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

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Talk:Ypsilanti Heritage Festival/GA1[edit]

Talk:Ypsilanti Heritage Festival/GA1 is reviewed. Please address concerns. --LauraHale (talk) 21:43, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Passed. Thanks for responding so quickly. --LauraHale (talk) 11:01, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

BSA Great Lakes Field Service Grade[edit]

Thank you for your estute and well written comments in your assesment of the Great Lakes Field Service article. There's a hored amount of unverified and original reasearch in this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:35, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Proposed college football notability standard[edit]

I had a little bit of time to try to distill things into a proposed standard: Proposed college football notability. Comments welcome here. I'm going to be on vacation for the next few days but I'll check in when I return. Cbl62 (talk) 01:41, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Message at Commons[edit]

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Tkfy7cf is kinda a jerk isn't he?[edit]

I was just looking at User talk:Tkfy7cf/archive 1 and saw your interaction with sad user. He is, in my opinion a jerk plain and simple. That's why I added him to my shit list. I think the bottom line is, he has a Masters in Poetry and a Ph.D. in English and therefore 1) is probably unemployed and has nothing better to do with his time, 2) thinks he's smarter than everyone who doesn't have a bunch of letters after thier name. and 3) is probably a single skinny nerd. Peace.  Eric Cable  |  Talk  17:13, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Wikimeetup Kentucky? Join us at THATCamp KY, June 1-2, 2013[edit]

Wikimeetup Kentucky - We need you!
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T: template redirects[edit]

Hi, you participated in Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2010 December 29#T:, some of which I have relisted at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2013 November_18#T:WPTECH. Please come along and share your thoughts .. ;-) John Vandenberg (chat) 15:39, 18 November 2013 (UTC)


Hi. I noticed you have done several re-assessments for the above project, the last one 10 months ago. Are you the only one doing them, because the one you did 10 months ago is the last one in the archive? Can you , if you are not able to do them anymore, possibly point me in the direction of someone who can? I don't feel I have the experience to do them myself as of yet. Thanks for anything you can do. John from Idegon (talk) 05:01, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Normal practice is that any editor -- including the article creator/editor -- can assign a quality assessment of Start, Stub, or List, and a Low-importance assessment. Any editor uninvolved in the article can assess importance, and quality to C or B. Assessment to A-class requires support from two uninvolved editors (see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment/A-Class criteria#Basic method), while Good Article, Featured List, and Featured Article assessments have special processes. cmadler (talk) 23:11, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:KaestnerErich.jpg[edit]


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Precious again[edit]

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start and encouragement
Thank you for helping me with my first article, the one and only I wanted to write on Wikipedia to fill a red link, and to my first DYK. Here is another expansion of the topic for fun, Chinese Whispers, award-winning again, did you know? - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:19, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Three years ago, you were the 38th (or so) recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:06, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Four years ago, you were recipient no. 38+ of Precious, a prize of QAI! (It says 54 but that was my mistake.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:02, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Quixotic plea[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Wikipediholism test. Thanks. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 04:38, 23 May 2015 (UTC)


Long time, no see, Cmadler. You've been missed. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 03:08, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Not really back in a big way, but I noticed that WT:CFB discussion because of a new (?) "alerts feature" that notified me that I had been mentioned in that discussion. cmadler (talk) 03:41, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
Back in a small way is better than gone. Maybe we will see more of you as the fall season approaches, old friend. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 04:01, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Article for Deletion: Michigan State Miracle[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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You made my day! Cristiklein (talk) 18:28, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Math, Science, and Technology Center listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Math, Science, and Technology Center. Since you had some involvement with the Math, Science, and Technology Center redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 12:08, 17 February 2017 (UTC)