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Halloween cheer![edit]

Nomination for deletion of Template:Zodiac[edit]

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I have notified you because you have edited the template recently. Jc3s5h (talk) 16:46, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Allegra Versace[edit]

Just wanted to invite you to take a look at this weeks TAFI article Allegra Versace. Regards.--BabbaQ (talk) 18:22, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject Notre Dame Invite[edit]

Hey! I noticed you are a Notre Dame alumnus, hence I wanted to invite you to join our project. Also, I know you're already an active member of the project, but I just wanted to tell you that I'm currently in the effort to re-boot the project and make it more productive than ever.

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Hello, Funandtrvl! We are looking for editors to join WikiProject Notre Dame, an outreach effort which aims to support development of Notre Dame related articles in Wikipedia. We thought you might be interested, and hope that you will join us. If you are interested in joining, please visit the project page, and add your name to the list of participants, check out our To Do list, and join the discussion on our talk page. Thanks!!!

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Just out of curiosity, I know you're an alumnus, were you an undergrad? What dorm? Eccekevin (talk) 19:57, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I graduated in 1980 (B.A., Economics). I lived in Lewis Hall. My M.B.A. is from Loyola Chicago in 1982. It was before ND had a MBA program in downtown Chicago, otherwise I would have gone to ND for that also. At the time, they only had a full-time program in Indiana, and although I was accepted, I turned it down so I could move back to my hometown in the W. Suburbs and commute downtown to Loyola's Graduate School of Business. Cheers! Funandtrvl (talk) 20:54, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
That's great! I hope you get to visit often. Also, if you're interested, the current Lewis Hall section Hall is severly lacking. I found good sources , but I don't have time to work on it. If you want, that's definitely something that has to be done Archives[1]. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eccekevin (talkcontribs) 05:39, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Category:People associated with the Whitewater controversy[edit]

Category:People associated with the Whitewater controversy, which you created, has been nominated for deletion. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. RevelationDirect (talk) 09:16, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

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Talk:London Overground[edit]

What parameter errors did this edit fix? Surely it would have been better to fix the params instead of killing the whole box? --Redrose64 (talk) 10:11, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

It was the "reporting mark" parameter, I went back and fixed it to "marks", so the page won't be in the template parameter issues category. Actually, I added back the "reporting marks" to the infobox public transit for backwards compatibility, because I found over 50+ pages that were using the old parameter, and I believe I made the edit to that talk page before I completed that task. Thanks, Funandtrvl (talk) 19:17, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Season's Greetings![edit]

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Thank you and the same to you! Funandtrvl (talk) 20:10, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Vicky Jenson birth year[edit]

I noticed that you added a circa birth year for Vicky Jenson. Since this is a BLP, can you provide a source for this? I am not comfortable with this apparent guess. bd2412 T 14:31, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

It's from the LCCN file, I've added a source to the article. Thanks for reminding me. Funandtrvl (talk) 17:57, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Vicky Jenson (II)[edit]

I contacted Vicky Jenson to request the release of an image for her article, and she said that the birthdate now in the article is for a different animator also named Vicky Jenson (apparently this one, not this one), and that her year of birth is 1960. This website, admittedly of unclear reliability, asserts a birth date of April 1, 1960. bd2412 T 14:37, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Ok, now I'm confused! Is the Vicky that is in the article and that you contacted I or II in IMDb? Funandtrvl (talk)
I contacted the Vicky Jenson from the article (the co-director of Shrek). She indicated that she thinks the other Vicki Jenson was born in 1957, and sent me a scan of her birth certificate, which shows her own birth year as 1960. bd2412 T 01:12, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Category:People associated with the Watergate scandal[edit]

Category:People associated with the Watergate scandal, which you created, has been nominated for deletion. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. RevelationDirect (talk) 12:31, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Photo requests[edit]

Hi! Are you still in the Chicagoland area? If so, do you do photo requests? WhisperToMe (talk) 18:54, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes, I'm in Chicagoland. I'll be happy to do photo requests, depending on where in Chicagoland it would be. Funandtrvl (talk) 21:57, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
Excellent! I have some in central Chicago (Chicago Loop, Pilsen) as well as Arlington Heights, Deerfield, and Elk Grove Village. Which places are the most convenient? WhisperToMe (talk) 07:55, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
I'm in DuPage, Kane, Kendall, DeKalb and LaSalle Counties, which are all west and (very) far-west suburbs. Those suburbs are the north/northwest and far north suburbs, so it is not all that convenient. Do you have a way for me to look up the requests in my area, like in a category or on Commons? Funandtrvl (talk) 22:15, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
I've posted a list here: Commons:Commons:Picture_requests/Requests/United_States#Other_areas_in_the_Chicago_area_.28Illinois.29 - It's not sorted by county, though WhisperToMe (talk) 07:04, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, I've updated the list for Illinois at the Commons page, and will work on getting some more photos. Funandtrvl (talk) 17:39, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
You're welcome! I modified a few since in some cases I'd still like to have the building even though the company closed and removed its signage. You don't have to take them though if you aren't interested. WhisperToMe (talk) 00:35, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Happy birthday![edit]

Mick Tucker[edit]

FYI I had it as Solo Singer before when I put the info box in there. Someone else put the instrument thing in there. MDSanker 01:03, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

I know, things get changed around here. At least, it's fixed for the moment! Funandtrvl (talk) 20:39, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject Notre Dame[edit]

Hi Funandtrvl!

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Hello, Funandtrvl! We are looking for editors to join WikiProject Notre Dame, an outreach effort which aims to support development of Notre Dame related articles in Wikipedia. We thought you might be interested, and hope that you will join us. If you are interested in joining, please visit the project page, and add your name to the list of participants, check out our To Do list, and join the discussion on our talk page. Thanks!!!

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I know that in the past you've been an active Wikiproject Notre Dame. I am currently revamping the project and I'm looking for other people interested in contributing. We are in dire need, since Notre Dame has so much to be covered, but very few editors on it. There is so much to do, either adding content, or editing, or assessing. If you wanted to collaborate, there is the updated to do list (you can find it in the invite box). Are you an alumnus/a of the University? Please feel free to ask me for anything!

Best,

Eccekevin (talk) 00:35, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 16[edit]

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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,

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Tan Sri Low Yat listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXI, April 2016[edit]

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Category:Music organizations by country has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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Books & Bytes - Issue 17[edit]

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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 9[edit]

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

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Precious anniversary[edit]

Two years ago ...
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... you were recipient
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a prize of QAI!

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Category:Stock exchanges in Mongolia has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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Category:Mongolian Stock Exchange has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXIII, July 2016[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXV, September 2016[edit]

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Military history WikiProject coordinator election[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXVI, October 2016[edit]

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Proposal to rename category[edit]

Please see my proposal to speedily rename Category:Food company headquarters in the United States to Category:Food and drink company headquarters in the United States Hugo999 (talk) 04:17, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 19[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXVII, November 2016[edit]

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Your input requested on Washington state cannabis article[edit]

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXIX, January 2017[edit]

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Happy Birthday![edit]

Thanks! Funandtrvl (talk) 19:10, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Happy birthday![edit]

Thank you for all that you do for this project. Warm regards, Mz7 (talk) 21:14, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 20[edit]

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