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You've got mail![edit]

Hello, Doctree. Please check your email; you've got mail!
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@JQTriple7: I didn't receive a message. Please resend any mail that you sent to me. If you didn't find messages from me and your primary email is gmail, please look in your Social tab. Gmail's filters often route Wikipedia mail there rather than to your inbox. Regards, DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) WER 03:48, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi Im new and don't really understand how I can help with wiki so if someone could answer/tell me what I can help with it would be good. 3:03 pm 7 September 2016 New Zealand Time — Preceding unsigned comment added by No.1 Editor (talkcontribs) 03:03, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Season's Greetings![edit]

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Greetings of the Season[edit]

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Christmas! Christmas, everywhere,
on every talk page, I do dispair
Seasons being greeted and Wikibreaks told,
but still time for a little more editing, for being WP:BOLD!
So go on, go forth and enjoy beyond concern
Your Wiki will be waiting for when you return.

Have a great Holiday Season. Buster Seven Talk 18:59, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

This card designed by user:Samtar.

78.26's RFA Appreciation award[edit]

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Thank you for the participation and support at my RFA. It is truly appreciated. I hope to be of further help around here, and if you see me doing something dumb, you know where to find me. Again, I thank you. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 02:25, 24 December 2015 (UTC)


Hey Doc. I noticed you just set up your archiving for next year. Do you think you could do me the favor of setting mine up for 2016? I could make you a nice Christmas ham sandwich on rye!....with a pickle! Buster Seven Talk 03:06, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi Buster7. I just create a subpage with {{talkarchive}} at the top and cut-and-paste old messages from my talk page to archive pages. Looking at your pages, I'm not sure what you are asking me to do for you. I see User_talk:Buster7/Archive_1 that was apparently created by lowercase sigmabot III. T turn automatic archiving back on, just copy the setup from here back onto the top of your talk page. WP:ARCHIVE describes lots of ways to archive. If you can be more specific, I'll help set something up to meet your needs and desires. For now, take care, DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) WER 02:53, 28 December 2015 (UTC)


Hi. Thanks for the approval. Just want to make sure I contribute, and don't screw things up. I just approved my first request, for Batfreak02. Using the interface, I checked all the links in the IP address data (e.g. global contributions, block logs, etc.), and there did not appear to be anything untoward. Is there any way you can check what I've done and make sure it was correct? Thanks. Onel5969 TT me 00:50, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 6[edit]

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Newsletter • January 2016

Hello there! Happy to be writing this newsletter once more. This month:

What comes next

Some good news: the Wikimedia Foundation has renewed WikiProject X. This means we can continue focusing on making WikiProjects better.

During our first round of work, we created a prototype WikiProject based on two ideas: (1) WikiProjects should clearly present things for people to do, and (2) The content of WikiProjects should be automated as much as possible. We launched pilots, and for the most part it works. But this approach will not work for the long term. While it makes certain aspects of running a WikiProject easier, it makes the maintenance aspects harder.

We are working on a major overhaul that will address these issues. New features will include:

  • Creating WikiProjects by simply filling out a form, choosing which reports you want to generate for your project. This will work with existing bots in addition to the Reports Bot reports. (Of course, you can also have sections curated by humans.)
  • One-click button to join a WikiProject, with optional notifications.
  • Be able to define your WikiProject's scope within the WikiProject itself by listing relevant pages and categories, eliminating the need to tag every talk page with a banner. (You will still be allowed to do that, of course. It just won't be required.)

The end goal is a collaboration tool that can be used by WikiProjects but also by any edit-a-thon or group of people that want to coordinate on improving articles. Though implemented as an extension, the underlying content will be wikitext, meaning that you can continue to use categories, templates, and other features as you normally would.

This will take a lot of work, and we are just getting started. What would you like to see? I invite you to discuss on our talk page.

Until next time,

Harej (talk) 02:53, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Tom Wagner[edit]

Hi Doc! I am writing a new page and you were so helpful on the last I could use some advise. It is ready for publishing? Thanks in advanceRedddbaron (talk) 18:47, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

@Redddbaron:, I didn't see that you contributed to a Tom Wagner draft when I looked at your contributions. I'm presuming you're not just planning to expand Tom Wagner. Can you give me a link to the draft please? DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) WER 00:49, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
Sure Here is what I have. I personally think it could be better and more complete, but I am thinking once published other editors more experienced than me can add edits.Redddbaron (talk) 17:11, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hello Doc Tree. I just want to let you know that I've posted a few updates to the Draft Talk: Frederick Glaysher during the last few months. 1) A poetry reading at Wayne State University, funded by Poets & Writers, a leading national poetry magazine and organization. 2) A 2272-word review of The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem in The Society of Classical Poets. Thank you! Fglaysher (talk) 19:52, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

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Thank you for participating at my RfA. Your support was very much appreciated even if I did get a bit scorched. Brianhe (talk) 08:00, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

February events and meetups in DC[edit]

Greetings from Wikimedia DC!

February is shaping up to be a record-breaking month for us, with nine scheduled edit-a-thons and several other events:

We hope to see you at one—or all—of these events!

Do you have an idea for a future event? Please write to us at!

Kirill Lokshin (talk) 16:40, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

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Re: Teahouse invitation[edit]

Thank you very much for Teahouse invitation. SVDD76 (talk) 21:16, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

February 2016[edit]

Information icon Hello, and thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. This is just a note to let you know that I've moved the draft that you were working on to Draft:Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club, from its old location at User:Doctree/sandbox/Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club. This has been done because the Draft namespace is the preferred location for Articles for Creation submissions. Please feel free to continue to work on it there. If you have any questions about this, you are welcome to ask me on my talk page. Thank you. North America1000 08:27, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 7[edit]

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Newsletter • February 2016

This month:

One database for Wikipedia requests

Development of the extension for setting up WikiProjects, as described in the last issue of this newsletter, is currently underway. No terribly exciting news on this front.

In the meantime, we are working on a prototype for a new service we hope to announce soon. The problem: there are requests scattered all across Wikipedia, including requests for new articles and requests for improvements to existing articles. We Wikipedians are very good at coming up with lists of things to do. But once we write these lists, where do they end up? How can we make them useful for all editors—even those who do not browse the missing articles lists, or the particular WikiProjects that have lists?

Introducing Wikipedia Requests, a new tool to centralize the various lists of requests around Wikipedia. Requests will be tagged by category and WikiProject, making it easier to find requests based on what your interests are. Accompanying this service will be a bot that will let you generate reports from this database on any wiki page, including WikiProjects. This means that once a request is filed centrally, it can syndicated all throughout Wikipedia, and once it is fulfilled, it will be marked as "complete" throughout Wikipedia. The idea for this service came about when I saw that it was easy to put together to-do lists based on database queries, but it was harder to do this for human-generated requests when those requests are scattered throughout the wiki, siloed throughout several pages. This should especially be useful for WikiProjects that have overlapping interests.

The newsletter this month is fairly brief; not a lot of news, just checking in to say that we are hard at work and hope to have more for you soon.

Until next time,

Harej (talk) 01:43, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

Third Party Opinion Sought[edit]

Would you please be so kind as to render your opinion on Draft:Sorcha Faal after reading article and Draft talk:Sorcha Faal?

Please start a new section on Draft talk:Sorcha Faal to leave your comments at, if possible.

Thank youPicomtn (talk) 10:09, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

March events and meetups in DC[edit]

Greetings from Wikimedia DC!

Looking for something to do in DC in March? We have a series of great events planned for the month:

Can't make it to an event? Most of our edit-a-thons allow virtual participation; see the guide for more details.

Do you have an idea for a future event? Please write to us at!

Kirill Lokshin (talk) 16:30, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

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April Fools? Nope! Welcome to the Women Scientists worldwide online edit-a-thon during Year of Science[edit]

Join us!

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a Year of Science initiative

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There is an important discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Editor Retention about possibly finding a way to salvage Single-purpose editors and transforming them into positive WP collaborators in the general mainspace. I'm sure you run in to many of them as you wander around WP. I'm also sure that every now and then one of the SPA editors rises above the crowd and seems worthy of more of your time and effort. Your personal insight and experience would be appreciated. WP:WER has become a relative ghost town (and I may be one of the few ghosts left in town) and User:Robert's idea may be just the boost the Project needs to revitalize. It's an opportunity for the Project to actually do something beyond handing out awards. I look forward to your participation. Buster Seven Talk 19:04, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 8[edit]

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Newsletter • March / April 2016

This month:

Transclude article requests anywhere on Wikipedia

In the last issue of the WikiProject X Newsletter, I discussed the upcoming Wikipedia Requests system: a central database for outstanding work on Wikipedia. I am pleased to announce Wikipedia Requests is live! Its purpose is to supplement automatically generated lists, such as those from SuggestBot, Reports bot, or Wikidata. It is currently being demonstrated on WikiProject Occupational Safety and Health (which I work on as part of my NIOSH duties) and WikiProject Women scientists.

Adding a request is as simple as filling out a form. Just go to the Add form to add your request. Adding sources will help ensure that your request is fulfilled more quickly. And when a request is fulfilled, simply click "mark as complete" and it will be removed from all the lists it's on. All at the click of a button! (If anyone is concerned, all actions are logged.)

With this new service is a template to transclude these requests: {{Wikipedia Requests}}. It's simple to use: add the template to a page, specifying article=, category=, or wikiproject=, and the list will be transcluded. For example, for requests having to do with all living people, just do {{Wikipedia Requests|category=Living people}}. Use these lists on WikiProjects but also for edit-a-thons where you want a convenient list of things to do on hand. Give it a shot!

Help us build our list!

The value of Wikipedia Requests comes from being a centralized database. The long work to migrating individual lists into this combined list is slowly underway. As of writing, we have 883 open tasks logged in Wikipedia Requests. We need your help building this list.

If you know of a list of missing articles, or of outstanding tasks for existing articles, that you would like to migrate to this new system, head on over to Wikipedia:Wikipedia Requests#Transition project and help out. Doing this will help put your list in front of more eyes—more than just your own WikiProject.

An open database means new tools

WikiProject X maintains a database that associates article talk pages (and draft talk pages) with WikiProjects. This database powers many of the reports that Reports bot generates. However, until very recently, this database was not made available to others who might find its data useful. It's only common sense to open up the database and let others build tools with it.

And indeed: Citation Hunt, the game to add citations to Wikipedia, now lets you filter by WikiProject, using the data from our database.

Are you a tool developer interested in using this? Here are some details: the database resides on Tool Labs with the name s52475__wpx_p. The table that associates WikiProjects with articles and drafts is called projectindex. Pages are stored by talk page title but in the future this should change. Have fun!

On the horizon
  • The work on the CollaborationKit extension continues. The extension will initially focus on reducing template and Lua bloat on WikiProjects (especially our WPX UI demonstration projects), and will from there create custom interfaces for creating and maintaining WikiProjects.
  • The WikiCite meeting will be in Berlin in May. The goal of the meeting is to figure out how to build a bibliographic database for use on the Wikimedia projects. This fits in quite nicely with WikiProject X's work: we want to make it easier for people to find things to work on, and with a powerful, open bibliographic database, we can build recommendations for sources. This feature was requested by the Wikipedia Library back in September, and this meeting is a major next step. We look forward to seeing what comes out of this meeting.

Until next time,

Harej (talk) 01:29, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Editor of the Week : nominations needed![edit]

The Editor of the Week initiative has been recognizing editors since 2013 for their hard work and dedication. Editing Wikipedia can be disheartening and tedious at times; the weekly Editor of the Week award lets its recipients know that their positive behaviour and collaborative spirit is appreciated. The response from the honorees has been enthusiastic and thankful.

The list of nominees is running short, and so new nominations are needed for consideration. Have you come across someone in your editing circle who deserves a pat on the back for improving article prose regularly, making it easier to understand? Or perhaps someone has stepped in to mediate a contentious dispute, and did an excellent job. Do you know someone who hasn't received many accolades and is deserving of greater renown? Is there an editor who does lots of little tasks well, such as cleaning up citations?

Please help us thank editors who display sustained patterns of excellence, working tirelessly in the background out of the spotlight, by submitting your nomination for Editor of the Week today!

Sent on behalf of Buster Seven Talk for the Editor of the Week initiative by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:18, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 9[edit]

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Newsletter • May / June 2016

Check out this month's issue of the WikiProject X newsletter, featuring the first screenshot of our new CollaborationKit software!

Harej (talk) 00:23, 25 June 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for the email letting me know about suspending my ACC privileges. A couple of months back I "semi-retired", so have cut way back on my WP activity. Good luck to all of you on that project. Onel5969 TT me 19:41, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Please delete this photo because not used.[edit]

Please delete this photo because not used: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jagoganteng (talkcontribs) 17:33, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Jagoganteng, I am not an administrator so I am not able to delete anything. Since you uploaded the photo, you may request it be deleted under {{Db-author}}. DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) WER 17:47, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club[edit]

Hello, Doctree. It has been over six months since you last edited your Articles for Creation draft article submission, "Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club".

In accordance with our policy that Articles for Creation is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace, the draft has been nominated for deletion. If you plan on working on it further, or editing it to address the issues raised if it was declined, simply edit the submission and remove the {{db-afc}} or {{db-g13}} code.

If your submission has already been deleted by the time you get there, and you wish to retrieve it, you can request its undeletion by following the instructions at this link. An administrator will, in most cases, restore the submission so you can continue to work on it.

Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. JMHamo (talk) 17:52, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know JMHamo. I'll let it go since I don't have the time to properly and actively edit it right now. I saved a copy off-line. If plans work out, I'll be able to research some print publications as references and finish it next summer, 2017. Until then, it would just take up server space. Thanks again and take care, DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) WER 18:31, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

A slip[edit]

Here you appear to have accidentally blanked several messages. DuncanHill (talk) 23:36, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, DuncanHill. I'm not sure how those entries were removed when I added the shareedIP template. I reverted, then readded the template. Should be OK now. Thanks for letting me know. Take care, DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) WER 00:00, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

You've got mail[edit]

Hey Doctree! I sent you an email Sunday morning related to ACC; since you haven't yet responded to it and you've been active on ACC since I sent it, I wanted to at least make sure you were aware of it. Thanks! FastLizard4 (talkcontribs) 05:42, 4 October 2016 (UTC)