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Script[edit]

Hi Coemgenus, I added the readable prose size script to my js file, and saved it, but can't seem to find how it's used. I am using Firefox version 56.0.2 -- I tried using it without installing, with no luck. Assuming you go to the page in question, what should be done next after it's added to the JS file? Any help would be greatly appreciated. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 21:56, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

@Gwillhickers: there should be a link entitled "Page size" on the bottom of your tools menu on the left sidebar. --Coemgenus (talk) 22:27, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes, right under my nose. Thanks. Works great! It seems everything that is counted as readable prose is highlighted in yellow. However, I noticed that the citation numbers in brackets are also highlighted. Are these being counted as RP? -- Gwillhickers (talk) 22:34, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
I don't think so, but I couldn't say for sure. Maybe test it on a smaller article and compare the word count to an actual count? --Coemgenus (talk) 22:46, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Philadelphia municipal election, 1959[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Philadelphia municipal election, 1959 you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Mike Christie -- Mike Christie (talk) 14:21, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Philadelphia municipal election, 1959[edit]

The article Philadelphia municipal election, 1959 you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Philadelphia municipal election, 1959 for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Mike Christie -- Mike Christie (talk) 20:21, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Philadelphia municipal election, 1961[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Philadelphia municipal election, 1961 you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Mike Christie -- Mike Christie (talk) 21:41, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Philadelphia municipal election, 1961[edit]

The article Philadelphia municipal election, 1961 you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Philadelphia municipal election, 1961 for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Mike Christie -- Mike Christie (talk) 14:41, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

FAC[edit]

If you have a chance, could you look at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Jean Baptiste Point du Sable/archive2. Thanks. Alanscottwalker (talk) 00:02, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Sure, I'd be glad to. --Coemgenus (talk) 13:25, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Request Mentor Assistance or should I say Fire, Help!MikeWilkins (talk) 12:09, 27 February 2018 (UTC)[edit]

Dear Sir, Coemgenus, or should I call you Kevin, as my Latin is somewhat underdeveloped.

The purpose of this contact is to request assistance, in the form of mentorship by yourself towards my attempt to edit, update and correlate my study notes of the past thirty years, into the accepted formate which Wikipedia requires. Over the years I have noticed inconsistencies, which with your help we may be able to rectify. My research and study primarily involve's American history in the burnt-over location of Pennsylvania U.S.A. With your help, we may be able to upgrade Wikipedia information pages into bronze star feature articles. I have started to correlate factual information with all the original reference details: I should have a few words written in a few weeks.

I hope that you will give my request due consideration, and I look forward to your response. If for any reason you are unable or unwilling to guide me as a mentor, due to prior arrangements or work commitments, may I say that I understand your position. Very best regards Mike Wilkins. -MikeWilkins (talk) 12:09, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

WikiCup 2018 March newsletter[edit]

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

Our top scorers in round 1 were:

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

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

If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Cwmhiraeth (talk) and Vanamonde (talk) 15:27, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Prolific Contributor![edit]

Thank you for creating so many wonderful articles for Wikipedia. You deserve much credit for your Herculean efforts!

♥Golf (talk) 04:49, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! --Coemgenus (talk) 15:02, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant FAC[edit]

I nominated the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant article for FA status here: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Ford Piquette Avenue Plant/archive1. I saw on the Wikipedia:Mentoring for FAC page that you have an interest in history, so I believe the subject of this article may interest you. This building played a huge yet mostly unknown role in the early years of the automotive industry in the United States. Any input that you would be willing to provide on its review page would be helpful, but what will help the most is confirming whether it meets the FA criteria. Thanks in advance. Jackdude101 talk cont 23:33, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

WikiCup 2018 May newsletter[edit]

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

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

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

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

Brewery name convention[edit]

I'm contacting you as an active contributor on brewery articles and/or member of WikiProject Beer. There is some discussion going on as to how we should name our brewery articles. See Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Beer#Change_brewery_titles? and Talk:Greene_King_Brewery#Requested_move_10_May_2018. If you are interested, please comment. SilkTork (talk)

Joseph L. Kun[edit]

Thank you for the fine job you did on the biography of my grandfather, Joseph L. Kun. I made a few minor corrections and additions. I also uploaded a much better picture. Let me know what you think. Bob Rjstern (talk) 15:11, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Rjstern: That's a great picture! Glad you liked the article. --Coemgenus (talk) 01:47, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:JosephLKun1927.png[edit]

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FA Question[edit]

Hi Coemgenus - I got your name off the list at Wikipedia:Mentoring for FAC. If you have a moment, I was hoping you might answer a question for me. I had hoped to see Herman Ames promoted to FA, however, it has not first gone through GA review. I nominated it to GAR, however, even considering the GAR backlog I suspect it may never see a review given it is in the least popular GAR section (Law). How inappropriate would it be to nominate it to FA without it first undergoing a GA review? Many thanks, in advance. Chetsford (talk) 18:43, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Chetsford, it would not be inappropriate. It actually happens all the time. The FA and GA processes are unrelated. GA is not a bad way to make sure your article is ready for FA, but it's by no means required. --Coemgenus (talk) 17:53, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Fantastic, thanks for the advice! Chetsford (talk) 20:34, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Raymond Pace Alexander[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Raymond Pace Alexander you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of LuisVilla -- LuisVilla (talk) 07:09, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

WikiCup 2018 July newsletter[edit]

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

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

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

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

George Washington article[edit]

Hello Coemgenus. There has been an effort to get George Washington to Featured Article. It failed the FA review. Would you be able to help out on the article or give any suggestions ? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Otherwise. Thanks for your time. Cmguy777 (talk) 03:14, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

I'll be glad to take a look at it sometime this week. --Coemgenus (talk) 12:34, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Coemgenus. Cmguy777 (talk) 15:34, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

TFAs[edit]

Just letting you know that we're running McKinley again on September 14 and Bayard on the 16th. Busy week, I hope not.--Wehwalt (talk) 22:23, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Awesome, thanks for the head's up. I know I've been less active here lately but I should be able to keep an eye on them on those days. --Coemgenus (talk) 13:44, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Precious
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Six years!
Thank you, both! Will also keep an eye on them. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:32, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for " Thomas F. Bayard: 19th-century American legislator and diplomat. A Democratic senator from Delaware, he spent most of his legislative career opposing things: civil rights, Reconstruction, tariffs, silver coinage, and pretty much anything the Republicans were for. As a diplomat, he pursued closer relations with Britain, along with trade and peace with the rest of the world. He was thoroughly reactionary, even by the standards of his time."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:43, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! --Coemgenus (talk) 15:48, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

WikiCup 2018 September newsletter[edit]

The fourth round of the 2018 WikiCup has now come to an end. The eight users who made it to the final round had to score a minimum of 422 points to qualify, with the top score in the round being 4869 points. The leaders in round 4 were:

  • South Carolina Courcelles scored a magnificent 4869 points, with 92 good articles on Olympics-related themes. Courcelles' bonus points alone exceeded the total score of any of the other contestants!
  • Hel, Poland Kees08 was second with 1155 points, including a high-scoring featured article for Neil Armstrong, two good topics and some Olympics-related good articles.
  • Scotland Cas Liber, with 1066 points, was in third place this round, with two featured articles and a good article, all on natural history topics.
  • Other contestants who qualified for the final round were Marshall Islands Nova Crystallis, Republic of Texas Iazyges, Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce, Wales Kosack and United States Ceranthor.

During round four, 6 featured articles and 164 good articles were promoted by WikiCup contestants, 13 articles were included in good topics and 143 good article reviews were performed. There were also 10 "in the news" contributions on the main page and 53 "did you knows". Congratulations to all who participated! It was a generally high-scoring and productive round and I think we can expect a highly competitive finish to the competition.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 4 but before the start of round 5 can be claimed in round 5. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. It would be helpful if this list could be cleared of any items no longer relevant. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck, and let the best editor win! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66, Vanamonde and Cwmhiraeth. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:31, 1 September 2018 (UTC)