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User:GeeJo/Draft[edit]

I found a link to this in one of the TFAR talk page archives. Wow, what a lot of work went into it! (I speak with a little knowledge on the subject, having done something similar at User:Bencherlite/TFA notepad for my own purposes as a new TFA delegate). Anyway, I hope you don't mind, but I went through your page and took out the articles that had appeared on the main page / been demoted at FAR since you last edited it. I've added a link to your page for my own benefit at my notepad page, and I'm sure I'll consult it regularly when I'm trying to work out what articles to schedule as TFAs. Thanks for your efforts. Regards, and best wishes. BencherliteTalk 23:54, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

The Life[edit]

I'm thinking of nominating The Life (advertisement) for GA status. I just thought I'd let you know first as you are the one who has done the vast majority of the work on it. Cheers, James086Talk 16:23, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

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For writing The Life to a GA standard. James086Talk 06:29, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library now offering accounts from Cochrane Collaboration (sign up!)[edit]

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Cochrane has generously agreed to give free, full-access accounts to 100 medical editors. Individual access would otherwise cost between $300 and $800 per account. Thank you Cochrane!

If you are stil active as a medical editor, come and sign up :)

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WP:FOUR RFC[edit]

There are two WP:RFCs at WP:FOUR. The first is to conflate issues so as to keep people from expressing meaningful opinions. The second, by me, is claimed to be less than neutral by proponents of the first. Please look at the second one, which I think is much better.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 06:33, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

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Magic: The Gathering parody cards[edit]

Where'd you go to make your Wikipedia Magic cards? I've got a few ideas, but anywhere I find doesn't let me put in an expansion symbol. (I prefer to keep all discussions on one page, so please respond here) (I'll be off-wiki from Tuesday afternoon til Saturday sometime, so it might take a while before I respond) Supernerd11 :D Firemind ^_^ Pokedex 02:27, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Man, I made those nearly a decade (and three computers) ago now. I honestly have no idea what I used, except that it was on the first page of results of whatever search engine I was using back then. I do recall that I added in the expansion symbol to the finished product using Photoshop, but that's about it. I'm honestly surprised that five of the six of them are still up and about.
Looking back, Arbitration Committee definitely needs a massive rewording. "Skip a turn"? seriously? End the turn (activate only when you could cast a sorcery) would work, though that's not much of a drawback, since you can use it post-combat. Skip your next turn would work too, though I can't imagine a situation that would ever, ever be improved by using that card. Ah, and it needs to specify that the spells are cast 'without needing to pay their mana cost', too. Wheel War is pretty parasitic, I'd probably let it apply to all creatures. The rest aren't bad, though Collaboration of the Week should be a darned-sight cheaper for its effect. GG would probably do it. GeeJo (t)(c) • 13:44, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Maybe "Skip your next combat phase"? I was thinking of, among other things, a Legendary Land for each WMF project, a Cluebot creature with the Evolve mechanic, and a massive cycle of the various WikiFauna with corresponding effects. When I get back, I'll see about making some (minus the Wikipedia expansion symbol since I don't have GIMP or Photoshop or anything like that), would you mind if I added them to the existing gallery? Supernerd11 :D Firemind ^_^ Pokedex 14:33, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Sure, no worries. You know that GIMP is free (and relatively easy) to use, though, right? GeeJo (t)(c) • 15:00, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Yep, and I'm quite fond of it! Unfortunately, my home computer died and the school doesn't like us downloading stuff, so I'm up a creek without a paddle in that respect. Supernerd11 :D Firemind ^_^ Pokedex 15:05, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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T:DYK/N listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi GeeJo.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. Mdann52 (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

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