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How’s all the racial stuff going? I haven’t felt like looking yet. Anythingyouwant (talk) 04:09, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

@Anythingyouwant: In case you missed it, the article is currently going through a heated AfD discussion. Right now I'm waiting to see how the discussion pans out before doing anything major. FallingGravity 04:22, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, I hadn’t noticed that, will check it out. Anythingyouwant (talk) 04:46, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Fake News Awards[edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing—Fake News Awards—has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 23:17, 18 January 2018 (UTC)


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DYK for Protests against Faure Gnassingbé[edit]

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Please no not remove WWE events for Sports categories. It is technically a sport. Bigbrojd (talk) 20:19, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

@Bigbrojd: Not according to Galatz. FallingGravity 20:20, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
@Bigbrojd: This is not a sport. It has been discussed before on the relevant wikiproject and its clear per WP:NSPORTS that they are considered entertainment. Wrestling is a sport, professional wrestling is entertainment. - GalatzTalk 20:26, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer Newsletter[edit]

Hello FallingGravity, thank you for your efforts in reviewing new pages!
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Violation of ArbCom remedies[edit]

Hello. This revert violates bullet 1 of the ArbCom restrictions detailed at the top of that talk page. "All editors must obtain consensus on the talk page of this article before reinstating any edits that have been challenged (via reversion)." Note that the article is under ArbCom discretionary sanctions. Please self-revert and, if you wish to, seek a consensus for your edit on the talk page (your comment in talk is not a consensus). ―Mandruss  08:25, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

@Mandruss: I will "self-revert", but there's no consensus not to include a "See also" link, like you originally claimed. FallingGravity 17:50, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the self-revert. FTR, my editsum did not claim a consensus specifically against a "See also" link. But I dispute the "See also" link for the same reason that I and others disputed the body prose, which is why I referred to that consensus. Any further discussion of the content question should take place on the ATP. ―Mandruss  01:18, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Help : review article[edit]

Hi Let me introduce myself. I am Felix and I’m a novice in Wikipedia ! I wrote an article recently, it’s a biography of a french-american journalist : Laura Haim. Now, I’m waiting for validation from wikipedian reviewer. Would you be able to help me? I have no idea how long it could take… Many thanks for your help. Best

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Hi, I asked you two questions related to how Wikipedia functions on my talk page. Can you please reply, thanks. PZP-003 (talk) 18:19, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

P.S. if you want I can post the two questions here if that helps.

You never answered this question about the survey process so I'm posting it here below....hope that's OK

I have a concern/question about this "survey" - how long does it usually take before the survey concludes? ...Thanks PZP-003 (talk) 20:52, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

@PZP-003: To answer your first question, I pretty much agree with Thucydides411's comments on your talk page. It may be frustrating to work with editors who want to remove content that doesn't align with their POV, but just reverting their reverts, without taking it to the talk page, will likely get you blocked from editing. As for your second question, the RfC survey could take a while to conclude, especially if opinions continue to be divided. In the end, some administrator will come by and decide which arguments make the most sense. FallingGravity 22:37, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Could you please give an idea of how long (approximately) "a while" is?? PZP-003 (talk) 00:03, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
In my experience, probably less than a month. It's ultimately up to the closing admin, and there's no firm deadline for these types of things. FallingGravity 00:42, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Chelyabinsk meteor[edit]

Hello FallingGravity!
Thanks for adding Category:February 2013 events in Asia to this article. I wonder though why you've removed Category:February 2013 events? The event was clearly of a "global" nature (at least judging from media coverage and scientific significance), and I believe the old category was adequate. Is there a reason to remove it, or to change it to the more regional "events in Asia"? I suggest to include the article in both categories. --Renerpho (talk) 01:26, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

I was going off the "location" in the infobox, though including both categories seems reasonable to reflect the global nature of the phenomena (I think the eclipse articles follow a similar pattern). FallingGravity 04:39, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for adding it back, FallingGravity. @Dhtwiki: I see you reverted the edit, maybe this is worth taking to the article talk page I've taken it to the article talk page. --Renerpho (talk) 16:23, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

New Page Review Newsletter No.10[edit]

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Skripal poisoning[edit]

Thanks for catching my error. I've added an updated blurb that hopefully is more accurate. -- BobTheIP editing as (talk) 01:32, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject Western Governors University[edit]

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NPR Newsletter No.11 25 May 2018[edit]

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NPP Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]

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