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Welcome back![edit]

I hope you are well. Your work here is important and you do it better than anyone else.Paul, in Saudi (talk) 13:15, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Thanks Paul, I am doing well. It's very good to be back, and also to be appreciated. :) Freikorp (talk)

A Barnstar for you![edit]

Music barnstar.png The Music Barnstar
For your work on Don't Say You Love Me (M2M song) Hawkeye7 (talk) 09:02, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. =D Freikorp (talk) 11:03, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

... and on the article reaching featured status. (Note that the barnstar comes in shades of purple.) Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:12, 29 October 2016 (UTC)
Haha I got a good kick out of your observations of the barnstar's colour. :) Freikorp (talk) 12:16, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Dark Angel (TV Series)[edit]

Hello:

The copy edit that you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article Dark Angel (TV Series) has been completed.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Regards,

Twofingered Typist (talk) 13:19, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Re: Thanks[edit]

Thank you for the barnstar.

Actually four articles, Blackrock (film), The Fifth Element, Murder of Leigh Leigh & Tank Girl (film), they're all featured articles in Chinese Wikipedia, so thank you for those wonderful writing, I also agree with "Murder of Leigh Leigh" is your masterpiece.--Jarodalien (talk) 00:37, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Hey thanks for letting me know that Tank Girl has been translated as well. Cheers! Freikorp (talk) 01:46, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup
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Greetings, all!

We would like to announce the start of the 4th GA Cup, a competition that seeks to encourage the reviewing of Good article nominations! Thus far, there have been three GA Cups, which were successful in reaching our goals of significantly reducing the traditionally long queue at GAN, so we're doing it again. Currently, there are over 400 nominations listed. We hope that we can again make an impact this time.

The 4th GA Cup will begin on November 1, 2016. Four rounds are currently scheduled (which will bring the competition to a close on February 28, 2017), but this may change based on participant numbers. We may take a break in December for the holidays, depending on the results of a poll of our participants taken shortly after the competition begins. The sign-up and submissions process will remain the same, as will the scoring.

Sign-ups for the upcoming competition are currently open and will close on November 14, 2016. Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors, so sign-up now!

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DYK for Max Guevara[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 17 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Max Guevara, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Max Guevara), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Materialscientist (talk) 00:51, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Dark Angel (video game)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 17 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Dark Angel (video game), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Dark Angel (video game)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Materialscientist (talk) 00:51, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Freikorp. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Big Room[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article The Big Room you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of DannyMusicEditor -- DannyMusicEditor (talk) 21:40, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

4th Annual GA Cup - Round 1[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup
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Greetings, GA Cup competitors!

November 28, 2016 was supposed to mark the end of the first round. However, we needed 16 competitors to move on, and currently only 10 have completed articles. Thus, the judges have come together to let the participants decide what we shall do. Please complete this quick survey to let us know whether you would like a holiday break.

There will be two options for what we will do next in terms of Round 2 depending on the results of this poll.

  • If the survey indicates that the competitors want a break, we will have a 2nd round after the break ends with just the 10 competitors who have reviewed articles, starting in January (with a specific date TBA).
  • If the survey does not indicate that participants want a break, we will extend Round 1 until the end of December.

We apologize for sending out this newsletter late. Cheers from 3family6, Figureskatingfan, Jaguar, MrWooHoo, and Zwerg Nase!

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WikiCup December newsletter: WikiCup 2017[edit]

On 1 January 2017, WikiCup 2017 (the 10th Annual WikiCup) will begin. This year we are trying something a little different – monetary prizes.

For the WC2017 the prizes will be as follows (amounts are based in US$ and will be awarded in the form of an online Amazon gift certificate):

  • First place – $200
  • Second & Third place – $50 each
  • Category prizes – $25 per category (which will be limited to FA, FL, FP, GA, and DYK for 2017). Winning a category prize does not require making it to the final round.

Note: Monetary prizes are a one-year experiment for 2017 and may or may not be continued in the future. In order to be eligible to receive any of the prizes above, the competing Wikipedia account must have a valid/active email address.

After two years as a WikiCup judge, Figureskatingfan is stepping down. We thank her for her contributions as a WikiCup judge. We are pleased to announce that our newest judge is two-time WikiCup champion Cwmhiraeth.

The judges for the 2017 WikiCup are Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs), and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email).

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Your GA nomination of The Big Room[edit]

The article The Big Room you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:The Big Room for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of DannyMusicEditor -- DannyMusicEditor (talk) 14:41, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Two years ago ...
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black rock
... you were recipient
no. 1067 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:00, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

All the best festive cheer to you and all your loved ones from me, Mrs Cliftonian and the two little Cliftonians. :) A Happy New Year too. —  Cliftonian (talk)  08:21, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. Merry Christmas and best wishes to you and your family too. :) Freikorp (talk) 08:29, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

2014 White House fence jumper[edit]

Given your work on 2011 White House shooting and 2014 White House intrusion, I wonder if you have an opinion about the appropriateness of 2014 White House fence jumper (see this diff before the article was redirected) and/or have any interest in expanding to GA status, too. There are many more links on the article's talk page. Sorry if I've asked before -- it's been a while since working on the aforementioned articles. Best! ---Another Believer (Talk) 18:02, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Ah, sorry, I see now that you commented at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2014 White House fence jumper, so you at least knew about this article before. I still think the article could be expanded and promoted, but maybe I'm facing an uphill battle. Keep up the great work here at Wikipedia. ---Another Believer (Talk) 18:03, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
Hi there. Well to be fair I do think this incident is less notable than the other two, and considering the amount of opposition it has already faced (and is liable to face again in the future) I don't really relish the idea of starting what looks like it would be a rather difficult (and whether you like it or not, probably unsuccessful) campaign. Its not something I want to put my energy into, considering I have so many other (uncontested) things I want to work on. If I were you I wouldn't start trying unless you can find some ongoing coverage or something that will help address all the concerns that this falls under ONEVENT, otherwise I think any efforts to turn it back into a stand alone article will have the same result as the AfD. Freikorp (talk) 23:18, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy Holidays![edit]

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Wishing you a very happy holiday season and a fulfilling 2017. Thanks for your contributions to Wikipedia. --Another Believer (Talk) 18:07, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

(Sorry, I know I just posted above, but I enjoy reading some of your work year-round, so just wanted to send some thanks and well wishes. ---Another Believer (Talk) 19:16, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Cheers. Hope you have a great holiday season as well :). Freikorp (talk) 23:04, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

4th GA Cup - Round 2[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup
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Greetings, GA Cup competitors!

December 29th marked the end of the first round, after it was extended from its previously scheduled conclusion at the end of November. Because of the smaller pool of contestants this year, it was decided to keep sign-ups open throughout the month of December.

This extension proved to be very helpful as we saw that more users signed up and completed many reviews. Krishna Chaitanya Velaga earned an impressive 402 points, followed by Cartoon network freak with a close 338 points. Shearonink who signed up after our extension was in third with 170 points.

We had a rule clarification in Round 1 which was that many articles were being passed with blatant copyright violations and plagarism occurring in the articles. Thus, the judges have concluded that if an article is passed even if it has a copyright violation/plagarism, we will not provide points for that article as it wouldn't be considered a "complete review" under the scoring rules.

In the end, 94 articles were reviewed by 14 users who will all advance to Round 2. The judges had planned on having 16 contestants advance but since only 14 did, we are changing the pools in this round. We will be having 2 pools of 3 and 2 pools of 4 in Round 2, with the top 2 in each pool advancing to Round 3 as well as the top participant ("9th place") of all remaining competitors. Round 2 will begin on January 1 at 00:00:00 UTC and will end on January 29 at 23:59:59 UTC. Information about Round 2 and the pools can be found here.

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Your GA nomination of Isabelle Eberhardt (film)[edit]

The article Isabelle Eberhardt (film) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Isabelle Eberhardt (film) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of SuperMarioMan -- SuperMarioMan (talk) 06:01, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Shades of Purple[edit]

The article Shades of Purple you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Shades of Purple for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Hawkeye7 -- Hawkeye7 (talk) 08:02, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

List of drug-related deaths[edit]

an autopsy report had shown that Carpenter died from overdosing on ipecac, a drug used to make her vomit, and when taken in large quantities, this is proof that it could be drug related (Unsigned comment by User:Forrest Lesak (talk) 02:14, January 7, 2017)

Your edits are being reverted for two reasons:
Firstly you keep adding Matthew Ansara to the article, when the criteria for being included on the list is that the individual be notable enough to have their own Wikipedia article. We are not going to accept this edit until Ansara has a Wikipedia article. If he meets Wikipedia's notability guidelines, you are welcome to create his article, at which point he can be added to the list, assuming the sources used meet wikipedia's reliability guidelines.
Secondly you keep adding Karen carpenter to the article when you are completely aware that there is no consensus to do this. Whether or not you are correct is irrelevant; the fact is you insisting on adding contested material without making any attempts on the article's talk page to obtain consensus for it. Instead of contacting me directly, please start a conversation on the talk page at List of drug-related deaths. Freikorp (talk) 04:55, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

The Day You Went Away[edit]

Are you sure [1] The Day You Went Away was not released as a single? It appears in the discography. [2] (NB: Pretty Boy [3]) Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:38, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi Hawkeye7. After quickly reverting that last night I actually decided I was going to search for sources for this again today. As those Discogs links suggest, I'm fairly sure both Pretty Boy and The Day You Went Away were released as at least a promo single somewhere, however, my extensive searching has found no reliable sources for these releases. The closest I came was finding a source that a music video was filmed for The Day You Went Away, which accordingly is what appears in the article. I can assure you the singles were definitely not released in the western world. The fact that no independent coverage of their release seems to exist originally made me think they shouldn't be mentioned at all, but perhaps I can just add that they exist citing the singles themselves using information found at Discogs and similar sources. Freikorp (talk) 23:09, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
So I added to the article that The Day You Went Away was released as a a promo single in Mexico. Even though a music video for Pretty Boy is readily available on YouTube, this double Madonna/M2M promo CD seems to be the only audio release, at least currently according to Discogs, Amazon and Ebay, though interestingly enough there is currently a promo Video CD on Ebay for Pretty Boy [4] (Warner Music Taiwan 7567929722). Do you know much about Discogs identifying codes? The single for The Day You Went Away had a barcode number which I added to the reference so that it can easily be identified. The double single for Pretty Boy does not, though I note the code 'PR 402' appears next to the title, and Discogs seems to assign it the code "[r2028851]", though I'm not sure if that's just the code to identify it in the Discogs collection. Do you think this joint promo CD is too trivial to mention in the article? If we do mention it and use it itself as a source I really think it needs an identifying code of some sort. Freikorp (talk) 00:25, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for The Big Room[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 17 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article The Big Room, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that M2M appeared on an episode of Dawson's Creek to promote their album The Big Room? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/The Big Room. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, The Big Room), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 17 January 2017 (UTC)