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Books & Bytes - Issue 5[edit]

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Issue 5, March 2014
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Welcome, roadfan![edit]

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  • Sorry about the welcome stuff here, but we don't really have a project welcoming template for editors who have been around for a little while! –Fredddie 22:44, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
I appreciate the sentiment either way. :) Thank you for getting the junction table on Route 77 up to standards. --CrunchySkies (talk) 04:24, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

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Books & Bytes, Issue 6[edit]

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Issue 6, April-May 2014
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The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed[edit]

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Neighborhoods in Lincoln, Nebraska[edit]

Hey CrunchySkies,

I would more than welcome any help with the Neighborhoods in Lincoln, Nebraska article! Wikipedia is relatively new to me, so what just had happened and I guess what I did to make it happen is quite a bit confusing to me. I see that the page is still there, but how it works in the greater scheme of things and with the articles of creation is a bit beyond me. I'm good with editing pages (really happy to be able to help out on Lincoln! - my hometown for all my life except for a two-year stint in-between in China) but creating, not so much.

So I guess to sum it up... I don't think anything bad happened, but is there anything that needs to be corrected just to be safe???

Also, don't know if you noticed, but I nominated the Lincoln article for GA status. I know there will probably be quite a few issues with the article, but I thought it would at least give an idea of where the article stands if the changes needed for GA would be unmanageable within the allotted time period for improvements. Hopefully but we'll see.....

Thank you once again so much for your help in advance! Hanyou23 (talk) 01:26, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 7[edit]

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Issue 7, June-July 2014
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Marion Stokes[edit]

Awesome work on the Marion Stokes article. I remember reading something about her after she died and thought at the time she'd make an interesting Wikipedia article subject. It's already an excellent article, Wikipedia needs more like this! Thank you! Andrew Lenahan - Starblind 12:44, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! :) Glad you appreciate the new article. --CrunchySkies (talk) 13:20, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for creating the Marion Stokes article - What a fascinating obsession - I wish that she could have been able to have been a WP contributor, can you imagine the content she could have added and cited! KConWiki (talk) 14:54, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

So true! Her legacy is quite promising for Internet Archive, and perhaps information from the content she amassed will trickle down, and benefit Wikipedia indirectly. :) I'm glad you enjoy the article. Thank you for finding a place for Marion in the IA navbox. --→CrunchySkies« talk ± gawk » 10:42, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

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Thanksgiving (United States)[edit]

Oops, I thought I was addressing only a section blanking incident, but now I see that I also undid your thoughtful changes to Thanksgiving (United States). I would have discussed it first, had I realized. I like a format with 28 rows, so that the 28-year cycle is apparent. What do you think? Leegrc (talk) 14:55, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

I think it works this way. This format does make the table appear quite a bit larger, but I'm not opposed to it because it adds clarity in terms of the cycle, which wouldn't otherwise be possible. While this will have to be updated every year, I think the article receives enough traffic to where it won't be a problem... even in the month of May (which is about as opposite of Thanksgiving as possible), it gets as many as 1,200 daily views depending on the day.
Incidentally, I didn't even realize this table had previously been part of the article until after making my own table... that strange blanking happened several edits prior and I didn't notice it right away. I just figured there had never been a table there before. Thank you for your work on this. --→CrunchySkies« talk ± gawk » 08:14, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
The table auto-updates the year, so that viewers any year will see the then current year up front an center, and in bold. Leegrc (talk) 16:06, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 8[edit]

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Issue 8, August-September2014
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New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (November 2014)[edit]

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Seeking collaboration[edit]

Hi CrunchySkies, I’m currently working on the page for David M. Cote and I’m seeking out guidance from experienced editors to collaborate with. I’ve disclosed my COI on the article talk page, but have yet to receive any responses there. When you have a quick moment, would you mind taking a look at the draft I have on my sandbox? I’d appreciate any feedback or suggestions you might have. Thanks! --FacultiesIntact (talk) 03:53, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

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Your #REDIRECT on WCAU-TV[edit]

I have changed your edit on WCAU-TV from WCAU#As a CBS station to WCAU because it should be redirected to the article as a WHOLE not just during its time as an affiliate of the CBS Television Network. TheGoofyGolfer (talk) 20:31, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

The reason I had it redirecting to the CBS section is because the -TV suffix was dropped once NBC took control. The callsign WCAU-TV is really just a former name for WCAU, so I had it pointing to the era when it was referred to as such. That said, I see it as a fairly minor detail, and have no intention of contesting your redirect to the article as a whole... I mostly just wanted to explain my rationale for originally having done that. →CrunchySkies« talk ± gawk » 07:23, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 9[edit]

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Issue 9, November-December 2014
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Elisa Lam[edit]

I am sorry for having been so bold; when I discovered that we had been duplicating our efforts I was rather short of time and didn't know when I'd be able to come back and work on the article I had started (the Valhalla train crash had just occurred and, since I live in the region and have some expertise in that area and it was a breaking current event I decided to temporarily devote my time to it. Ordinarily I would have approached you first, but since I figured that the ultimate result would be a redirect to the "Death of ..." article (it is the correct title per WP:NC as the event is notable while she herself is not) I just decided to forego that conclusion, since otherwise we'd have to spend time reconciling the two articles on top of the time I was already devoting to the train-wreck article (and with a weekend coming up and weather and some family issues limiting the amount of time I could spend editing over the weekend). That, IMO, would have taken away time that would have been (and now will be, I hope) better spent getting the article to enough of a final form for it to be able to run on DYK on the 19th (which, it seems, is at least something we both wanted). This is by no means how I usually operate.

However, I should note that I had started the "Death of ..." article two days before you began the expansion you had promised in October, of what was then a redirect to Cecil Hotel (Los Angeles). When I began mine, I did a search for mentions of her name, and not finding any other article just began working. Only when I decided it would be a good idea to change the target of the redirect did I discover the one you started—during a period when, without explanation, you hadn't been editing for a couple of days, and hadn't edited the Lam article since your initial expansion.

So, you've learned something the hard way (sometimes the only way to learn): before you start (or expand from a redirect) an article on something you don't think we have an article on, do a search to make sure. It could save you some grief later (I had that experience once or twice, way back when, I think). I also remind you that the edit window has always had that warning that your work "can be edited, used, and redistributed—by anyone"

That said ... I went over your additions to the "Death of ..." article and I do thank you for adding some sources I hadn't gotten around to. I would like to add you to the DYK nomination as a cocreator, if that's alright with you, given what's happened.

However, at the same time, I removed some of your other additions, with explanations in the edit summary that I will reiterate below:

  • As far as I can tell, only the link to her Facebook memorial would qualify for inclusion under WP:EL. The video (more on this later) is already linked from an {{external media}} box within the text next to relevant commentary, per policy. The links to the films are sort of spammy, related to current or upcoming films based on the event, and should really be in articles about those films themselves should they prove to be notable (And as for The Bringing, an article should be created only if and when the cameras start rolling). There's no point in linking to the Snopes article if it doesn't tell a reader anything our article doesn't, so it fails WP:ELNO, too.

    I also got rid of the two categories related to Lam as a person since, as I stated above, this is a "Death of ..." article about an event, not a person, so they're not needed.

  • I also removed the bit about the "LAM-ELISA" TB vaccine; this is one of those examples of conpiracy theorists investing completely, obviously random coincidences with quasi-mystical significance. It has no demonstrable relevance to her death. Therefore, it does not belong in the article.
  • Lastly, I removed the screenshot image (again) because it simply doesn't, and won't, meet that aspect of the fair-use criteria which has been interpreted to require that the inclusion of such content outside the whitelist be supported by sourced critical commentary on that image itself in the accompanying text. We just don't have that for a screenshot from the video.

    Paradoxically, it would be far easier to justify including a clip of the video itself. If we can convert it to webm. or .ogv format, I think we could easily create a montage of its more interesting moments and put it in the article.

Once again, I am sorry to have rubbed you the wrong way on this; I hope you understand why I did as I did and I look forward to working with you on improving Death of Elisa Lam in the future. Daniel Case (talk) 19:19, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

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Books and Bytes - Issue 10[edit]

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Issue 10, January-February 2015
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A new reference tool[edit]

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Books and Bytes - Issue 11[edit]

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Issue 11, March-April 2015
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Books and Bytes - Issue 12[edit]

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Issue 12, May-June 2015
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