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  1. ^ I do have a life, so I will be here somewhat infrequently.
  2. ^ In New York City
  3. ^ Yes, I know that's where Donald Trump is from. And where Antonin Scalia grew up. Guess what, I don't care!! Just saying



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Reminder to work on[edit]

Category:Chinese-American culture in New York City. Don't forget that. epicgenius (talk) 01:03, 6 September 2016 (UTC) Bumping thread. epicgenius (talk) 01:03, 6 September 2016 (UTC)


NYC Subway/Bus/commuter map[edit]

http://www.bulletmap.info/ epicgenius (talk) 03:18, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Cool. (Note to myself: Add this somewhere.) epicgenius (talk) 03:19, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Bumping thread. epicgenius (talk) 03:19, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

While we're on that topic:
https://www.fastcompany.com/3045892/new-york-city-subway-wireless-network
M23 epicgenius (talk) 03:18, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Ahmad Khan Rahami[edit]

He is currently at large and the main suspect, information and images need to be added this requires immediate expansion. Valoem talk contrib 14:02, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

@Valoem: Yeah, but not much more than a one-sentence stub, so I am reverting for now. epicgenius (talk) 14:03, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
Would it not be better to help me expand? He is the main suspect, attacked NYC should have article and image, please understand why this is a big deal especially now. In terms of sourcing he already passes WP:GNG. People are move likely to expand a stub than a redirect. Needs image immediately, in fact the best way to expand the article is to nominated if AfD, per IAR this would be the time to do it. Valoem talk contrib 14:07, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
I am going to try and add more sources please give me sometime. Valoem talk contrib 14:10, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
I don't know... I'm still doubting why this should be a separate article. epicgenius (talk) 14:26, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
It shouldn't per WP:ONEEVENT. oknazevad (talk) 17:45, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
So I guess my suspicion is right – Rahami is a POI for only these bombings, so he is only notable for these bombings. (Note to anyone else who may be reading this: Committing an attack with high casualties ≠ a way to get your own wiki article.) epicgenius (talk) 18:25, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

WP:VPP discussion about terrorism[edit]

There is a VPP discussion about distinguishing between terrorist attacks and non-terrorist attacks, if you would like to participate. Parsley Man (talk) 23:06, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Two London Underground track maps[edit]

epicgenius (talk) 01:54, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Deleting hours of work[edit]

Hey, I need some advice what to do about User:Sir Joseph. He accused me of deleting vital information from articles in an underhanded way, didn't respond (yet) to my rebuttal, and reverted at least 3 articles that I've worked on: Yisroel Spira, Ephraim Oshry, and Shmuel Kamenetsky. I am especially bothered by the first two, and worried he will revert more. Might you take a moment and see what he's done? StonyBrook (talk) 15:40, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

@StonyBrook: I don't know if you've tried to post on Sir Joseph's talk page directly. However, I think that maybe Sir Joseph's objection is that you didn't add the information with the footnotes included in the Yisroel Spira article, and similar things were done to the other articles (but to a lesser extent). So maybe you can just throw in a few footnotes, and there won't be as much of an objection. epicgenius (talk) 16:11, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, he did respond. No, his accusation is that I am removing information. I am actually just simplifying, and putting things in chronological order. I am utilizing the same references. My suspicion is that he saw blank spaces, and didn't take the time to read, and see that all the facts are still there before destroying all the work. Of course I could reinstate it myself, but I want him to do it. Shouldn't he be the one? StonyBrook (talk) 16:26, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
@StonyBrook: Actually, you can boldly reinstate it after you and Sir Joseph have come to an agreement. If not, there can be concerns of edit warring. He doesn't necessarily have to reinstate anything, but if you provide the proof, there is nothing to argue about. Of course, you can mention a reference several times in the same article using this syntax: <ref name=RefName>Reference text</ref>. epicgenius (talk) 16:33, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, point well taken on references, but again, that didn't seem to be his concern. I am waiting for him to retract his accusation about me removing or repeating (huh?) information. StonyBrook (talk) 16:44, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
You need to check your attitude or you will most likely end up being blocked down the line. 🔯 Sir Joseph 🍸(talk) 17:16, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
Well, I guess you guys do need to discuss these edits to the respective articles. I don't think Sir Joseph needs to retract; as long as no behavioral policy is being broken, no administrators need to be involved in this. epicgenius (talk) 17:35, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
I'm glad to have Sir Joseph respond. I'm not asking for Sir Joseph to retract. But in the absence of any demonstration of wrongdoing, I propose to reinstate the edits, if there are no objections here. Let the other editors decide if they are worthy or not. I will chalk up the personal rubs, such as questioning my language skills, to a bad hair day. StonyBrook (talk) 17:54, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, good idea. If you guys get into a dispute over these edits again, better to bring it to the article talk page. epicgenius (talk) 19:31, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Rahami's bail[edit]

Hi. Regarding this edit, the part about the bail being "set high enough..." is factual. Quoting from the PIX11 source: "What the judge did," said Kuby, in response, "was to set an impossibly high bail that this man cannot possibly attain because he's legally required to actually set bail." "So, you ask," Kuby continued, hypothetical inquiring, "'what if the ISIS Defense Fund decides to put up the money? The judge doesn't have to accept that money." StrokeOfMidnight (talk) 19:53, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

@StrokeOfMidnight: So I guess it is sourced. But anyway, most people know that the point of bail is to raise it to an extent that is likely too expensive for the person who is jailed. (I know that from watching too much Law & Order, but still...)epicgenius (talk) 20:03, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
Again pinging StrokeOfMidnight. The last one was wrong. epicgenius (talk) 20:04, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
All right. Are you OK with this being re-added, or you oppose it? People do post bails, so this wasn't meant to be a trivial observation. (The article is already huge, and the story just started). The judge is basically playing games here. StrokeOfMidnight (talk) 20:34, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
@StrokeOfMidnight: If it's sourced, interesting (as in, it adds new information and cannot be immediately inferred), and relevant, then by all means post it. epicgenius (talk) 20:40, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

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DYK review to keep an eye on[edit]

Check The Top Notes (QPQ needed). epicgenius (talk) 19:04, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Select Bus Service Q70[edit]

I was in the middle of editing the Q70 page to update it for the Q70 including the table and whatnot and then I realized that you finished it while I was in the middle of trying to do it. Oops. Thanks though!--Kew Gardens 613 (talk) 20:59, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

@Kew Gardens 613: Sorry about that; it looks like we were trying to do the edit. But you're welcome. You can add your edits to the Q70 stop table, too. epicgenius (talk) 21:00, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

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