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Alt.ed[edit]

Noting your comment on the Wikipedia Library: "Working on a project with mid-20th century British alternative schools". It is certainly an area that is lacking in persisting material, but I am thinking that a serious rummage in my attic may retrieve material on White Lion St and Barrowfield in particular, if these are within your area of interest? AllyD (talk) 08:00, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

@AllyD, that would be great! Would you have secondary sources? czar 04:19, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
@AllyD, ping czar 15:53, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
  • I'm keeping your interests in mind for my next venture into the attic! Meantime, I noticed an online archive of Undercurrents magazine and pages 33-37 of issue 36 may be of interest. Also a short mainstream press piece on Barrowfield Community School: [1].AllyD (talk) 16:28, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Poppybud.jpg[edit]

Hello. I'm confused. What's the issue with File:Poppybud.jpg ? The talk page has been deleted, so I have no idea. Looks like some kind of licensing issue? Thanks! --Jp07 (talk) 19:21, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

@Jp07, the discussion was at Wikipedia:Files_for_discussion/2016_August_10#File:Poppybud.jpg. The double license issue was resolved and the image was transferred to Commons, where it can be used across all language Wikipedias. czar 19:25, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge[edit]

Hello. I've revamped the contest page into this, based on the new British model. Long term goal, but I've added entries since the beginning of July to give it some initial life. Please add anything you've done then this then too! I hope it proves productive long term. The contests are still planned, but will be more tools towards increasing bulk output in overall goal. It's a permanent goal now, and open! I would be grateful if you could keep a record of all your articles you do there, as I really think seeing the combined efforts will encourage others to create more content too! Please spread the word to the others, cheers!♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:24, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

Regarding deletion of game-based marketing[edit]

Please note the differnce between the terms 'advertising' and 'marketing'. Advertising stands for promotion and Marketing stands includes everything including 'promotion, selling etc.,'. That is the main point of difference which is not noted in In-game advertising and Advertising in video games. Let me know if you have any issues... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tsnarendran14 (talkcontribs) 15:59, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Since you posted this in two places, see my reply at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Game-based marketing czar 16:07, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Just a friendly reminder[edit]

Hello! Just wanted to remind you about the few questions I asked you at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User_talk:Czar . Thanks for your help! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 15:27, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Merge[edit]

Can you merge Activision Blizzard Studios (company) over Activision Blizzard Studios? No comment on notability, just not created appropriately. -- ferret (talk) 23:59, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

@Ferret, ✓ done czar 01:44, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Xbox One system software[edit]

Hello Czar,

I have noticed that the problem with the changelog that we had last year on the Xbox One system software page is starting to creep back in. I have posted numerous warnings on the talk page, but this has been falling on deaf ears. I wonder if we can protect the article somehow by banning users or IPs who are the offenders? Wagnerp16 (talk) 13:50, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

@Wagnerp16 · Well color me unsurprised. Wasn't there a basic consensus to remove the changelogs? If so and the issue is enforcing that, I can help. If not, it needs a talk page consensus. Page protection is only for when editors are going out of process (ignoring talk page consensus, being disruptive). czar 15:45, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
@Czar If you can help me, then that would be great! The users involved are accusing us of vandalism, even though point four of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:What_Wikipedia_is_not#Wikipedia_is_not_an_indiscriminate_collection_of_information clearly states Exhaustive logs of software updates. Use reliable third-party (not self-published or official) sources in articles dealing with software updates to describe the versions listed or discussed in the article. Common sense must be applied with regard to the level of detail to be included.. You can have a look at my talk page to find out what one user has said. Wagnerp16 (talk) 16:28, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
I put a notice at WT:VG for some outside attention. I agree with you on the indiscriminate list interpretation. Bringing in outside editors usually helps stalemated discussions. czar 04:05, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for that, I don't know if you have seen the article, but it seems that some users clearly don't read these guidelines. I have tried pointing these users to the discussion that we had last year, but they don't seem to read it. I know that one user has given up on enforcing this because they were 'shouted down'. We don't have the same issue with the PS4 system software article. My argument is why do we need duplicate information, when I posted the link to Microsoft's official changelogs in the footnote of the article for reference? Wagnerp16 (talk) 09:27, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
@Wagnerp16, I agree. WT:VG is a good place to go to bring experienced users to a discussion. Just give a few objective details (explain the dispute) and editors will come. Much better than going back and forth czar 17:22, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
@Czar, I have posted a comment on WT:VG hopefully someone will pick it up. I won't do any changes to the Xbox One system software for the time being, as this would only aggravate the situation. Wagnerp16 (talk) 09:35, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

American Assassin (film)[edit]

Hello Czar! It's been long, how are you? Please take a look at Draft:American Assassin (film) and I need you to merge it into American Assassin (film), and I'll do the rest of improvements after merging. Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 08:38, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

@Captain Assassin!, ✓ done czar 15:18, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

El Ain, Lebanon[edit]

Redirect ? Xx236 (talk) 12:07, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

@Xx236, ✓ done but a little more detail would have helped jog my memory czar 15:15, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

My first FAN[edit]

About a week ago, I nominated Allen Walker to FA (first FAN) in Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Allen Walker/archive1 once a fellow user from the guild of copy-editors cleaned up the prose and a second peer review helped me fix some issues. I got two supports and image reviews after editing what issues they found. However, for some reasons the review became inactive. I'd rather the review fails due to other issues rather than inactivity so I would appreciate if you share your thoughts on the article's review. Cheers.Tintor2 (talk) 16:41, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

@Tintor2, don't have time for a full review at the moment but if I can help with anything small, let me know czar 20:48, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
Get me more reviewers? ...Sorry, just kidding. I already bothered too many people with getting feedback to the review. There is something I'm concerned though. I tried adding alt texts to the two images from the article's body: the sketches and the cosplayer. However, their text is not showing up. Did I mess up something or my computer is too old (Windows XP...)? Cheers.Tintor2 (talk) 23:40, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
@Tintor2, write them as "alt" instead of "Alt"—they're working now. I'd expand the alts, though (and add one to the infobox image). Alts are designed for the visually impaired so they should describe in a relative amount of detail what you'd want readers to see in the photo (features, context, etc.) czar 03:14, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
Expanded alts. Thanks, I hope get more reviewers. Do you think I should ask for help in the video games project? Cheers.Tintor2 (talk) 14:06, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
Totally not stalking. I could provide a review, in exchange for a source review for the Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward FAC. Been trying to drum up attention, but it seems that no one is interested. Famous Hobo (talk) 14:33, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
(That's the way to do it!) Your first few noms of anything will always take a significant effort to get up to code (and you'll learn and the rest will be easier) but, accordingly, these reviewers have a greater burden than reviewers of your later work as they need to address structural issues rather than small fixes and grammar. I'd try a Wikipedia:FAC mentor who has interest in the topic area before leaving blanket messages. I find that the latter reaps little reward unless there is a sense that previous attempts have been successful. Reviewing each other's work is also a good idea, but the reviews should be independent and rigorous, not quid pro quo to pass each other without substance. The FAC closers usually discount reviews from editors who have not shown either a history or current evidence of close reading. czar 18:15, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Jumanji (2017 film)[edit]

Hello Czar! Please move Draft:Jumanji (2017 film)Jumanji (2017 film) — Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 17:06, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

@Captain Assassin!, ✓ done czar 20:22, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Marcel Saucet[edit]

Hello there, This unpatrolled, newly created article was deleted by you some two years back. Here is the deletion discussion. Can you check whether this article qualifies for G4. Thanks Hitro talk 18:59, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

@HitroMilanese, the content is substantively different (not G4) but it's still a trainwreck and guaranteed COI. If it gets deleted again, let me know and I'll salt it czar 20:47, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Wonder (film)[edit]

Hello Czar! Please do a histmerge of Draft:Wonder (film)Wonder (film) — Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 13:44, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

@Captain Assassin!, ✓ done czar 15:48, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

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