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Wait, you're back?![edit]

Cheers! GamerPro64 (talk) 18:16, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
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oh wow, you back! Welcome back, I'm still on hiatus but saw you on the ff project list and stopped to say hi :) (Renmirir w/o bothering to login) 99.31.117.126 (talk) 08:45, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Re: WP:VG rewording[edit]

Thanks. I noticed that the page's writing wasn't nearly up to the quality of WP:MILHIST, and did a little work to bring it closer. Your follow-up really improved the page; amazing work, as always. As for Ryu Kaze, he hasn't edited since October 2006. I check every few years to see if he's back in action, but, sadly, I don't think he's ever going to return. Great to see that you're doing major editing again, though. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 23:45, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

  • Sounds good. Recently, it seems like the number of VG FACs has drastically decreased, and I haven't been doing as much reviewing as I'd like. I'm really looking forward to seeing the results of your work. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 00:50, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Ooh, you're going to work on FF5/4? I got 4 back to GA a few months ago; I'd totally be on board with an FAC push for either of them if you want some help. --PresN 04:28, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Srsly though, hit me up if you decide to do an FA push on something, WP:SE has been really quiet for the past few months. (I figure roping you into an article enhancement push is the best way of keeping you around this time) 718smiley.svg --PresN 04:42, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Re: Hey there[edit]

Heh, you know, this is the... wow, fifth time I've been asked. Jacoplane way back in November '06, you in July '07, Wizardman last December, and MuZemike in March. I've turned them all down so far; but against my better judgment I'll go for it this time. I guess appealing to my experience in content creation was the key. :) Let the nitpicking over poorly-worded comments made years before begin! --PresN 04:25, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Alright, cool. I look forward to it! --PresN 04:30, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
Hmm, lets just go for it. If it fails for those reasons, then it would be a clear case of "wait a few months, build up experience in those areas, and try again" anyway, so same deal in the end. --PresN 05:32, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll fill out the answers tonight after work. Oh, btw, 2 FAs, 10 FLs, not 12 FAs, though maybe you were combining them. --PresN 00:34, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
All right, answers are in, and David co-nommed it. --PresN 02:33, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Re: Administrative tools[edit]

While I am honored to be considered as possible admin material, I'm going to have to politely decline. My main editing focuses are on article writing (for a very small group of subjects), copyediting and the Online print archive. I've never found myself in need of the admin tools while performing these tasks. Standard admin work—such as vandal fighting, backlog clearing and general maintenance—has never been my forté. On top of that, I have a fluctuating off-Wikipedia writing schedule, which can and has caused me to leave Wikipedia—without warning—for long periods of time. I have tremendous respect for the guys with the mop and bucket, but it just isn't for me. Sorry. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 08:37, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

  • You make a convincing point. However, I still say that adminship wouldn't suit me. I prefer to work in quiet corners of Wikipedia, and avoid hot button issues and serious problems; I leave them to the people "in charge", so to speak. However, if I possessed the admin tools—even if I didn't use them often—I would be obligated to act in such situatons. Being on call just isn't my style. I'm honored that you asked, and I realize that RfA is having problems, but I'm really not the guy for the job. Again, I apologize. It looks like Guyinblack25 and PresN are interested, though. They're both great editors, and shouldn't have any problem passing. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 08:18, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Re: Hey there... 2[edit]

How dire is the situation? As you noticed, I'm technically semi-retired, but still edit a fair amount here and there. I placed the tag there more as a notice of my erratic free time. Because of that, however, I've focused on article writing more and more (sigh... one day we'll have a real compendium of video game history), helping out with project matters when it looks like it is needed. If there is a real need for more admins, even ones that may do very little with the tools, then I can apply. But I have the feeling that I won't live up to community expectations. Just feel that I should state that upfront. (Guyinblack25 talk 15:49, 11 November 2010 (UTC))

Sorry for the late reply. Unfortunately, I'll have to decline as I just don't know if I'll have the time to ever use the tools. When my circumstances change, however, I think I would like to pursue adminship. Thanks for the offer... again. :-p (Guyinblack25 talk 17:20, 15 November 2010 (UTC))

Re: PresN[edit]

Sure, I'd be happy to help nominate him! I haven't been on Wikipedia that much for the past few months, so I'll have to brush up :) Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 17:35, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Oh and p.s., thanks for the help in polishing up Golden Sun... looking back on my old FAs is somewhat embarrassing these days, I've been trying to clean them up for a while and it's always nice to have some assistance :) Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 18:02, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
Sounds good. Only thing is I'll prolly not have a chance to be online from early tomorrow (EST) to early Saturday... if you want to run with the nom without me, go ahead, otherwise I'll get to it ASAP. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 22:17, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

November 2010 backlog elimination drive update[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive!
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GOCE November 2010 backlog elimination drive progress graphs

We have reached the midway point in our backlog elimination drive, so here is an update.

Participation report — The November drive has 53 participants at this point. We had 77 participants in the September drive. In July, 95 people signed up for the drive, and in May we had 36. If you are not participating, it is not too late to join!

Progress report — The drive is quite successful so far, as we have already almost reached our target of a 10% reduction in the number of articles in the backlog. We are doing very well at keeping our Requests page clear, as those articles count double for word count for this drive.

Please keep in mind the possibility of removing other tags when you are finished with an article. If the article no longer needs {{cleanup}}, {{wikify}}, or other similar maintenance tags, please remove them, as this will make the tasks of other WikiProjects easier to complete. Thanks very much for participating in the Drive, and see you at the finish line!


Your drive coordinators –The UtahraptorTalk to me/Contributions, S Masters (talk), and Diannaa (Talk)

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of The Utahraptor (talk) at 15:41, 14 November 2010 (UTC).


Apologies[edit]

For not replying at Requests for adminship/PresN to your question. Just wanted to avoid the ensuing drama for PresN. Voted oppose so PresN does realise the importance many others, like you too, place on leaving edit summaries :-) My warm wishes and regards. Wifione ....... Leave a message 07:43, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Commons invitation[edit]

Hi, I want to invite you to Commons. On Commons you can upload free images, fix mistakes, etc. and the images or other files are accessible for all Wikimedia projects. You should consider going to Special:MergeAccount and then go on Commons, which will automatically create an account for you there. To learn more check Help:Unified login. Regards Hekerui (talk) 23:16, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

I saw you had contributed to video game articles and I remember many video game pictures from Ubisoft were deleted from Commons, so I wondered what if anything you might have uploaded there, since it's difficult to get free content for games. And I saw you had no account which is sad because everyone able to contribute there can help protect the integrity of the Wikis as well, which fits well with being an admin. Best wishes Hekerui (talk) 08:50, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

The Reviewers Award The Reviewers Award
Thanks for all the awesome work you've been putting in at FAC. It is much appreciated. Andy Walsh (talk) 17:48, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/All I Want for Christmas Is You/archive1[edit]

Hi Deckiller. An independent copy-editor has reviewed and fixed up the article, so can you please hop on back and see if you can reconsider your views? Thanks allot :)--CallMeNathanTalk2Me 06:10, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Hi there. Fixed those issues :)--CallMeNathanTalk2Me 10:04, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Hey, I'm an admin now[edit]

Thanks for nominating me for adminship! I'm happy to have been selected; any rumors that I'm working on ways to delete the main page and not leave an edit summary while doing so are greatly exaggerated. --PresN 07:28, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

A few years back they made it impossible to delete the Main Page. Congratulations, regardless! hbdragon88 (talk) 08:07, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Act on National Flag and Anthem (Japan)/archive1[edit]

I do admit that I write a lot of FA's about subject material that can come off as dry and boring. The good thing about it is that I have almost free reign with the article so I can try a lot of things. However, the bad edge about that is when it comes to places like FAC, I get zero help. Sure, my article is under different "big" wikiprojects, but they usually do not send out their troops to help me get the article prose ready (everything else I can do pretty darn well). That is always my issue, even though English is my native language. When I put Flag of Japan at FAC, it took about 10 copyeditors to hack at it before it was passable. With the Russian anthem article, I think I used about 6 people just to do that. There is only so much I can person do and ask and if people still oppose after 4-6 copyeditors, then something is seriously wrong with the people we got or people just use prose as an auto-kill for subjects they don't understand. As I said before, with this article you have done amazing work and I do not mean of this rant to be against you. However, I just feel that no matter what I do, who I beg or what has been done copyediting wise, people will just come by and said "prose is bad, fail" and that's it. Good prose is what is needed at FAC and I do not object to that; however what I ask is to what extent do we get to say "that's enough" when it comes to the prose. 5 copyeditors? 10 copyeditors? If there are people saying the prose is bad and we have 20 copyeditors (exageration I know), then that should be something that needs to be looked at closely when it comes to promotions and failures at FAC. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 07:43, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

I addressed your inline issues and I posted a sentence suggestion at the FAC page. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 19:10, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Ping[edit]

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/2010 PapaJohns.com Bowl/archive1 Any update? --Andy Walsh (talk) 20:49, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

I can look at it probably tomorrow if you think it would help. --Andy Walsh (talk) 21:02, 21 November 2010 (UTC)
I added some comments to PapaJohns—not crazy about the writing in some places. In other news I noticed this comment. Did you mean me? --Andy Walsh (talk) 03:40, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Whoops, I didn't get a chance to get to the flag. It didn't seem to generate much in the way of reviews, did it? --Andy Walsh (talk) 04:16, 24 November 2010 (UTC)
I would want to defer to Sandy on that score. I think the main issue is it had been listed for almost a month with no support. --Andy Walsh (talk) 05:24, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

Too kind! Tony (talk) 06:38, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 November 2010[edit]

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Thank you![edit]

Thank you for your support at my RfA last week. I promise I'll do everything I can to live up to your support and expectations. PanydThe muffin is not subtle 20:57, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Final Fantasy Jobs Page[edit]

I noticed that this page is seriously under-representative of the full range of jobs in the series and doesn't include any jobs from the newest release. Is there anything I should know before working on adding new stuff? I would be happy to help clean up what is there as well but my expertise really lies with the MMOs of the series. Moonbug (talk) 00:33, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Oh, facts. I am pretty good at referencing articles - but my ability to craft a whole entry is limited. I will see what I can put together. Thanks for the advice. Moonbug (talk) 07:29, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Happy Holidays[edit]

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Hope you have a lovely holiday season. I have one request: At least once this season, completely ruin someone's attempt to piss you off. If someone cuts you off in traffic or shits on you at work, just smile and wave and tell them Happy Holidays. Maybe they'll be less of an asshole, even if it's just for the rest of the day. Andy Walsh (talk) 20:31, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Responded to your month old comment at Sandy's page, with long post[edit]

Hey, just saw your comment. I really do appreciate engaging with people who care to think about things, so thanks so much. Appreciate your thoughts on my long post (analyzed the thought structure sentence by sentence). Even if I'm wrong, want to learn HOW I'm wrong. Who knows, maybe not too old to get better at something.

P.s. Hope it did not come across as too intense or get me queered for my own FAs!TCO (talk) 03:44, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

FA review of Devil May Cry 2[edit]

I'm informing you (seeing that you did make some contributions on the article and are still around) that I nominated the Devil May Cry 2 article for an FA review. Please see Wikipedia:Featured article review/Devil May Cry 2/archive1 for details. Regards, –MuZemike 21:26, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Final Fantasy XIII copy-edit[edit]

Hey Deckiller, would you be willing to give Final Fantasy XIII a copy-edit? Sjones and I are taking it to FAC, and that's the final step I want to have done before we do. Your editing seems to be slowing down again, so I understand if you're too busy. Let me know! --PresN 22:38, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, I lost internet at my house for a bit and have been busy between finals at school and now working full time during my time off school. —Deckiller (t-c-l) 19:31, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
No problem, Sjones put in a request at the GOCE so we'll just go through them instead. --PresN 22:20, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Checking up on you[edit]

Just checking to see if you are on a break again since you said you would be back on 12/18 and its March now. GamerPro64 (talk) 05:16, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

Ah man that sucks. I hope that you get enough free time for Wikipedia soon. GamerPro64 (talk) 20:26, 11 March 2011 (UTC)
Real life... so annoying and intrusive! :) Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 20:53, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

Main page appearance[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the main editors of this article know that it will be appearing as the main page featured article on March 16, 2011. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/March 16, 2011. If you think it is necessary to change the main date, you can request it with the featured article director, Raul654 (talk · contribs). If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions of the suggested formatting. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :D Thanks! Tbhotch* ۩ ۞ 06:20, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

ser[edit]

Herostratus (talk) 06:11, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Actually, you went up two levels. Congratulations, and thank you for your many contributuions! Herostratus (talk) 06:11, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Idea[edit]

Create a mini-project to bring the articles of Neda, Mohamed Bouazizi, Khaled Said, and Hamza Ali Al-Khateeb up to GA/FA status. Possibly expand to include others whose deaths became symbols of war and peace (i.e. Pat Tillman). Would you like to work on something like this? Ocaasi t | c 23:47, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Re: Hey[edit]

Hey, good to see you! The mop is good, thanks for nominating me. Things are going well; I keep poking around a bit at WP:SE- we absorbed the Dragon Quest taskforce so our scope exploded, though participation stayed about the same. I've started writing more FAs, mainly on indie video games, and kind of bounce between doing that and slowly getting all of the WP:SE articles above stub-class. We're about 90% there, and if we can do it I think we'd be the first project of significant size to do so. I see you've graduated now- plan on sticking around for a bit, or just occasional dropping in? --PresN 04:52, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Research into the user pages of Wikipedians: Invitation to participate[edit]

Greetings,

My name is John-Paul and I am a student with the University of Alberta specializing in Communications and Technology.

I would like to include your Wikipedia user page in a study I am doing about how people present themselves online. I am interested in whether people see themselves in different ways, online and offline. One of the things I am looking at is how contributors to Wikipedia present themselves to each other through their user pages. Would you consider letting me include your user page in my study?

With your consent, I will read and analyze your user page, and ask you five short questions about it that will take about ten to fifteen minutes to answer. I am looking at about twenty user pages belonging to twenty different people. I will be looking at all user pages together, looking for common threads in the way people introduce themselves to other Wikipedians.

I hope that my research will help answer questions about how people collaborate, work together, and share knowledge. If you are open to participating in this study, please reply to this message, on your User Talk page or on mine. I will provide you with a complete description of my research, which you can use to decide if you want to participate.

Thank-you,

John-Paul Mcvea
University of Alberta
jmcvea@ualberta.ca

Johnpaulmcvea (talk) 21:41, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Deckiller,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 14:11, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Wishing Deckiller a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 00:52, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Happy Birthday (2012)[edit]

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Wishing Deckiller a very happy birthday on behalf of the Birthday Committee! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 01:46, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

WP Star Wars in the Signpost[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Star Wars for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. -Mabeenot (talk) 05:00, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

OMG Deck, the Spira page is back ???[edit]

It almost look like the one we did at Ryu's time! How did you manage this miracle ?? - Renmiri w/o bothering to login 99.68.28.109 (talk) 01:24, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

I actually haven't been around much in a couple years! Not sure how it happened! I've been in the amateur game development field now :) —Deckiller (t-c-l) 04:16, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Merge discussion for User:Deckiller/Gameplay of Final Fantasy[edit]

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Main page appearance: Final Fantasy[edit]

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Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy is a media franchise created by Hironobu Sakaguchi. It centers on a series of fantasy and science fantasy role-playing video games (RPGs), but includes motion pictures, anime, printed media, and other merchandise. The first game in the series, published in 1987, was conceived by Sakaguchi as his last-ditch effort in the game industry; the title was a success and spawned sequels. The video game series has since branched into other genres. Although most Final Fantasy installments are supposedly independent stories with different settings and main characters, they feature identical elements that define the franchise. Plots center on a group of heroes battling a great evil while exploring the characters' internal struggles and relationships. The series has been commercially and critically successful; it is Square Enix's best selling video game franchise, with more than 100 million units sold, and one of the best-selling video game franchises. It was awarded a star on the Walk of Game in 2006, and holds seven Guinness World Records in the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2008. It has also introduced many features now common in role-playing video games and has been credited with helping to popularize console-based RPGs in markets outside Japan. (Full article...)

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MfD nomination of User:Deckiller/24: The Game[edit]

User:Deckiller/24: The Game, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Deckiller/24: The Game and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:Deckiller/24: The Game during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Magioladitis (talk) 16:22, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Information icon Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in over one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed pending your return if you do not return to activity within the next month. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, and that you have not been inactive for a three year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:48, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Oh wow, surprised it's been that long! —Deckiller (t-c-l) 11:21, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial edit-a-thons[edit]

Adrianne Wadewitz edit-a-thons in Southern New England
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As you may have already heard, the Wikipedia community lost an invaluable member of the community last month. Adrianne Wadewitz was a feminist scholar of 18th-Century British literature, and a prolific editor of the site. As part of a worldwide series of tributes, New England Wikimedians, in conjunction with local institutions of higher learning, have created three edit-a-thons that will be occurring in May and June. The events are as follows:

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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

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New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

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Terminology of Final Fantasy VI listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Global account[edit]

Hi Deckiller! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to ping me with {{ping|DerHexer}}. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:31, 30 December 2014 (UTC)


WP:Missing Wikipedians[edit]

Saw you've done lots of work here and are an admin, but haven't edited since May 2014. As a result, I've added you to the above page. Remove your name from the list if you ever return. Snuggums (talk / edits) 07:04, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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Final Fantasy
Thank you, veteran editor, for quality articles on video games such as Final Fantasy VIII, adding details for general understanding, for Girl Scouts of the USA and Firefly, for "it took a team of dedicated writers to work on those articles—in many cases, I was not alone", - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (13 May 2007)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:59, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

A year ago, you were recipient no. 1120 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:35, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Now two years, - and thanks for your note! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:04, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Three years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:57, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Happy birthday![edit]

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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I've created a page for Square Enix Visual Works[edit]

Visual Works <--- I've created the page for Square Enix's CG department, Visual Works. It's an article that's clearly lacking key information: it needs a lot more work done to make it a good article. I trust that you can make all the relevant changes required.Iftekharahmed96 (talk) 12:36, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

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Notification of imminent suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Hey[edit]

Nice to see you around! --Laser brain (talk) 12:06, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the February 2017 GOCE newsletter. The Guild has been busy since the last time your coordinators sent out a newsletter!

December blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 11 through 17 December; the themes were Requests and eliminating the November 2015 backlog. Of the 14 editors who signed up, nine editors completed 29 articles. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all who took part.

January drive: The January drive was a great success. We set out to remove December 2015 and January and February 2016 from our backlog (195 articles), and by 22 January we had cleared those and had to add a third month (March 2016). At the end of the month we had almost cleared out that last month as well, for a total of 180 old articles removed from the backlog! We reduced our overall backlog by 337 articles, to a low of 1,465 articles, our second-lowest month-end total ever. We also handled all of the remaining requests from December 2016. Officially, 19 editors recorded 337 copy edits (over 679,000 words).

February blitz: The one-week February blitz, focusing on the remaining March 2016 backlog and January 2017 requests, ran from 12 to 18 February. Seven editors reduced the total in those two backlog segments from 32 to 10 articles, leaving us in good shape going in to the March drive.

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: In December, coordinators for the first half of 2017 were elected. Jonesey95 stepped aside as lead coordinator, remaining as coordinator and allowing Miniapolis to be the lead, and Tdslk and Corinne returned as coordinators. Thanks to all who participated!

Speaking of coordinators, congratulations to Jonesey95 on their well-deserved induction into the Guild of Copy Editors Hall of Fame. The plaque reads: "For dedicated service as lead coordinator (2014, 1 July – 31 December 2015 and all of 2016) and coordinator (1 January – 30 June 2015 and 1 January – 30 June 2017); exceptional template-creation work (considerably streamlining project administration), and their emphasis on keeping the GOCE a drama-free zone."

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On this day, 11 years ago...[edit]

Wikipedia Administrator.svg Wishing Deckiller a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! Lepricavark (talk) 01:58, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Today's Wikipedian 10 years ago[edit]

Awesome
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Ten years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:12, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

Sunday July 16: New England Wiknic @ Cambridge, MA[edit]

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Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors December 2017 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2017 News
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Hello copy editors! Welcome to the December 2017 GOCE newsletter, which contains nine months(!) of updates. The Guild has been busy and successful; your diligent efforts in 2017 has brought the backlog of articles requiring copy edit to below 1,000 articles for the first time. Thanks to all editors who have contributed their time and energy to help make this happen.

Our copy-editing drives (month-long backlog-reduction drives held in odd-numbered months) and blitzes (week-long themed editing in even-numbered months) have been very successful this year.

March drive: We set out to remove April, May, and June 2016 from our backlog and all February 2017 Requests (a total of 304 articles). By the end of the month, all but 22 of these articles were cleared. Officially, of the 28 who signed up, 22 editors recorded 257 copy edits (439,952 words). (These numbers do not always make sense when you compare them to the overall reduction in the backlog, because not all editors record every copy edit on the drive page.)

April blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 16 through 22 April; the theme was Requests. Of the 15 who signed up, 9 editors completed 43 articles (81,822 words).

May drive: The goals were to remove July, August, and September 2016 from the backlog and to complete all March 2017 Requests (a total of 300 articles). By the end of the month, we had reduced our overall backlog to an all-time low of 1,388 articles. Of the 28 who signed up, 17 editors completed 187 articles (321,810 words).

June blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 18 through 24 June; the theme was Requests. Of the 16 who signed up, 9 editors completed 28 copy edits (117,089 words).

2017 Coordinator elections: In June, coordinators for the second half of 2017 were elected. Jonesey95 moved back into the lead coordinator position, with Miniapolis stepping down to remain as coordinator; Tdslk and Corinne returned as coordinators, and Keira1996 rejoined after an extended absence. Thanks to all who participated!

July drive: We set out to remove August, September, October, and November 2016 from the backlog and to complete all May and June 2017 Requests (a total of 242 articles). The drive was an enormous success, and the target was nearly achieved within three weeks, so that December 2016 was added to the "old articles" list used as a goal for the drive. By the end of the month, only three articles from 2016 remained, and for the second drive in a row, the backlog was reduced to a new all-time low, this time to 1,363 articles. Of the 33 who signed up, 21 editors completed 337 articles (556,482 words).

August blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 20 through 26 August; the theme was biographical articles tagged for copy editing for more than six months (47 articles). Of the 13 who signed up, 11 editors completed 38 copy edits (42,589 words).

September drive: The goals were to remove January, February, and March 2017 from the backlog and to complete all August 2017 Requests (a total of 338 articles). Of the 19 who signed up, 14 editors completed 121 copy edits (267,227 words).

October blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 22 through 28 October; the theme was Requests. Of the 14 who signed up, 8 editors completed 20 articles (55,642 words).

November drive: We set out again to remove January, February, and March 2017 from the backlog and to complete all October 2017 Requests (a total of 207 articles). By the end of the month, these goals were reached and the backlog shrank to its lowest total ever, 997 articles, the first time it had fallen under one thousand (click on the graph above to see this amazing feat in graphical form). It was also the first time that the oldest copy-edit tag was less than eight months old. Of the 25 who signed up, 16 editors completed 159 articles (285,929 words).

2018 Coordinator elections: Voting is open for the election of coordinators for the first half of 2018. Please visit the election page to vote between now and December 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Thanks for participating!

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here ya go[edit]

Romney Classical Institute[edit]

Hi Deckiller, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your review and for your comments regarding Romney Classical Institute. I am committed to bring this article to FA status, and I am willing to make any suggested changes. I will leave a formal response on the discussion page for the nomination, and while I know you are very busy, I hope you'll help provide further guidance so that I can improve the article as you see fit. Thank you again for taking the time to engage in this thoughtful review. -- West Virginian (talk) 19:37, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

List of playable Gears in Xenogears listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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GOCE February 2018 news[edit]

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Welcome to the February 2018 GOCE newsletter in which you will find Guild updates since the December edition. We got to a great start for the year, holding the backlog at nine months. 100 requests were submitted in the first 6 weeks of the year and were swiftly handled with an average completion time of 9 days.

Coordinator elections: In December, coordinators for the first half of 2018 were elected. Jonesey95 remained as lead coordinator and Corrine, Miniapolis and Tdslk as assistant coordinators. Keira1996 stepped down as assistant coordinator and was replaced by Reidgreg. Thanks to all who participated!

End of year reports were prepared for 2016 and 2017, providing a detailed look at the Guild's long-term progress.

January drive: We set out to remove April, May, and June 2017 from our backlog and all December 2017 Requests (a total of 275 articles). As with previous years, the January drive was an outstanding success and by the end of the month all but 57 of these articles were cleared. Officially, of the 38 who signed up, 21 editors recorded 259 copy edits (490,256 words).

February blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 11 through 17 February, focusing on Requests and the last articles tagged in May 2017. At the end of the week there were only 14 pending requests, with none older than 20 days. Of the 11 who signed up, 10 editors completed 35 copy edits (98,538 words).

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Miniapolis, Corinne, Tdslk, and Reidgreg.

To discontinue receiving GOCE newsletters, please remove your name from our mailing list.

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Sloan–Parker House FAC[edit]

Good day Deckiller! I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you again for your review and suggestions for improvement of Romney Classical Institute when it was a FAC. Unfortunately, it was not promoted due to a lack of momentum, so I will be bringing it back as a FAC in the future. In the meantime, I've nominated Sloan–Parker House to FAC at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Sloan–Parker House/archive1. Given your tremendously helpful review of Romney Classical Institute, I would greatly appreciate it if you could do the same for Sloan–Parker House. Your suggestions greatly improved the last article, and I would like to glean your insights and subject matter expertise for this article, too. I know we all have busy schedules, so if you are unable to, I definitely understand! Thanks again for your continued contributions and improvements to Wikipedia! -- West Virginian (talk) 17:44, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

11 years of adminship[edit]

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List of Final Fantasy IX locations listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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June 2018 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors June 2018 News
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Welcome to the June 2018 GOCE newsletter, in which you will find Guild updates since the February edition. Progress continues to be made on the copyediting backlog, which has been reduced to 7 months and reached a new all-time low. Requests continue to be handled efficiently this year, with 272 completed by the end of May (an average completion time of 10.5 days). Fewer than 10% of these waited longer than 20 days, and the longest wait time was 29 days.

Wikipedia in general, and the Guild in particular, experienced a deep loss with the death on 20 March of Corinne. Corinne (a GOCE coordinator since 1 July 2016) was a tireless aide on the requests page, and her peerless copyediting is a part of innumerable GAs and FAs. Her good cheer, courtesy and tact are very much missed.

March drive: The goal was to remove June, July and August 2017 from our backlog and all February 2018 Requests (a total of 219 articles). This drive was an outstanding success, and by the end of the month all but eight of these articles were cleared. Of the 33 editors who signed up, 19 recorded 277 copy edits (425,758 words).

April blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 15 through 21 April, focusing on Requests and the last eight articles tagged in August 2017. At the end of the week there were only 17 pending requests, with none older than 17 days. Of the nine editors who signed up, eight editors completed 22 copy edits (62,412 words).

May drive: We set out to remove September, October and November 2017 from our backlog and all April 2018 Requests (a total of 298 articles). There was great success this month with the backlog more than halved from 1,449 articles at the beginning of the month to a record low of 716 articles. Officially, of the 20 who signed up, 15 editors recorded 151 copy edits (248,813 words).

Coordinator elections: It's election time again. Nominations for Guild coordinators (who will serve a six-month term for the second half of 2018) have begun, and will close at 23:59 UTC on 15 June. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible, and self-nominations are encouraged. Voting will take place between 00:01 UTC on 16 June and 23:59 UTC on 30 June.

June blitz: Stay tuned for this one-week copy-editing blitz, which will take place in mid-June.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Corinne, Jonesey95, Miniapolis, Reidgreg and Tdslk.

To discontinue receiving GOCE newsletters, please remove your name from our mailing list.

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August GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors August 2018 Newsletter
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Hello and welcome to the August 2018 GOCE newsletter. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Guild's June election; your new and returning coordinators are listed below. The next election will occur in December 2018; all Wikipedia editors in good standing may take part.

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Our June blitz focused on Requests and articles tagged for copy edit in October 2017. Of the eleven people who signed up, eight editors recorded a total of 28 copy edits, including 3 articles of more than 10,000 words. Complete results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the July drive. Of the seventeen people who signed up, thirteen editors completed 194 copy edits, successfully removing all articles tagged in the last three months of 2017. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are here.

The August blitz will run for one week, from 19 to 25 August. Sign up now!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators, Reidgreg, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Tdslk.

To discontinue receiving GOCE newsletters, please remove your name from our mailing list.

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