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Interview invitation from a Wikipedia researcher in University of Minnesota[edit]

Hello Gen. Quon,

I am Bowen Yu, a Ph.D. student from GroupLens Research at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Currently, we are undertaking a study about turnover (editors leaving and joining) in WikiProjects within Wikipedia. We are trying to understand the effects of member turnovers in the WikiProject group, in terms of the group performance and member interaction, with a purpose of learning how to build successful online communities in future. More details about our project can be found on this meta-wiki page.

I would like to invite you for an interview if you are interested in our study and willing to share your experience with us. The interview will be about 30 - 45 minutes via either Skype or Google Hangout. You will receive a $10 gift card as compensation afterwards.

Please reach me at bowen@cs.umn.edu if you are interested or have any questions.

Thank you, Bowen

TFA[edit]

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:54, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Hey, thanks!--Gen. Quon (Talk) 14:14, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Mandela Effect[edit]

Hello Gen. Quon,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Mandela Effect for deletion, because it seems to be an article that was previously deleted by a consensus decision.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. CaroleHenson (talk) 08:06, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Another One Rides the Bus[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Another One Rides the Bus 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 Jclemens -- Jclemens (talk) 06:01, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

... and I put it on hold for some prose tweaking. You've got all the right parts in there, but the wording is awkward in several places. Nothing that can't be fixed with a bit of editing. Cheers, Jclemens (talk) 06:19, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of James Baxter the Horse[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article James Baxter the Horse 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 Bungle -- Bungle (talk) 15:02, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi, I have felt that I had to reluctantly fail the GA nomination given the number of concerns I identified, in particular the references (or lackof in crucial parts) which coupled with many prose/grammar issues meant I felt it was inappropriate to put on hold. I have also given my reasoning on the GA review page here. Bungle (talkcontribs) 16:11, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of James Baxter the Horse[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Another One Rides the Bus[edit]

The article Another One Rides the Bus you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Another One Rides the Bus 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 Jclemens -- Jclemens (talk) 06:02, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Poodle Hat[edit]

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duplicatedduplicatedduplicatedduplicated[edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
The year was 2008; I was roughly 8.52 years younger, 50 pounds (23 kg) lighter, and known by the unfortunate sobriquet User:pd_THOR. After making a lot of edits to "Weird Al" Yankovic (album), I bumped into the seemingly equally-enthusiastic Gen. Quon. We enjoyed a pretty congenial back-and-forth for a time, and I haunted both the article and its talk page until, in autumn 2010, Quon made some edits to the article that were entirely correct, wholesome, and improvements. <pout>…and I didn't like them.</pout> I had a little fit because he was right, I was wrong, and the article was not mine to own. So I picked up my toys and went home. By which I mean I invested no further effort into "Weird Al"-related articles; if Gen. Quon wanted to unilaterally make Wikipedia a better place for everyone by improving articles according to community standards, then he could do so without me.

Today, I happened upon the Good Article review of "Another One Rides the Bus" only to find that in my probably-unnoticed absence from the topic, Gen. Quon had been making his way through just about every single thing under the "Weird" umbrella, improving everything he touched along the way. Lo I am humbled. You are far-and-away the better man, and I salute you for your (dare I say) tireless efforts to improve Wikipedia.

     …especially the "Weird" parts. — fourthords | =Λ= | 04:26, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

@Fourthords: I really appreciate this. You should know that back then (over 6 years! wow!) that I was a very enthusiastic but also somewhat undisciplined editor who often made bull-headed decisions. I do really want to stress that if I caused you any anger or frustration with my edits, that I am really, truly sorry and that I never meant to! I'm still in the process of trying to improve many of the Weird Al articles, and if you are so inclined, I would love for you to jump back in. :) There's a lot of 'weird' articles!--Gen. Quon (Talk) 14:43, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
The folly here was all mine. It was I who felt as though the article was his (and only his), and it was I who was frustrated when my personal vision for the article was interrupted by your application of guidelines and consensus. I realized my mistake at the time, and have endeavored since then to follow your example. I just didn't return to the scene of the crime (as it were) because I was embarrassed by being in the wrong. You have nothing for which to be sorry! Thank you for your graciousness. — fourthords | =Λ= | 20:58, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Poodle Hat[edit]

The article Poodle Hat you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Poodle Hat for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Grondemar -- Grondemar (talk) 22:00, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Poodle Hat[edit]

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Your GA nomination of My Bologna[edit]

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February 2017[edit]

is Beucase i moved 2018 from the end date to the start date, i told you to do not edit okay? --179.60.100.12 (talk) 21:27, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

But I said the start date is moved to 2018 not the end date, you piece of sh*t! --179.60.100.12 (talk) 03:17, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of My Bologna[edit]

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Your GA nomination of My Bologna[edit]

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Astronomica copyedit[edit]

@Miniapolis: Thank you so much for your hard work!--Gen. Quon (Talk) 03:27, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Chicago Meetup at Sulzer Regional Library![edit]

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Hey there! I'm hosting a meetup at the at the Sulzer Regional Library on Saturday March 25th from 12 PM to 4:30 PM. You're welcome to come and work together with other editors on articles or other contributions, get to know other editors around Chicago, and ask any questions you might about using or contributing to Wikipedia. Food will be available, and we'll likely go out for dinner afterwards as a group. If you're interested in joining us, please RSVP at the event page here! Thanks, I JethroBT drop me a line 20:23, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

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