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Thank you GenQuest for your great technical ability, you have done marvelous work on the article, very much appreciated. Ladytwentytwo (talk) 09:20, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
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Now that you've explained it, this seems entirely appropriate. I'll admit, I got duped. Still dumfounded. Great work! Stalwart111 05:54, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
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This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation.
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Because you're BRILLIANT! Ladytwentytwo (talk) 22:55, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
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For your constant work on the revamped Proposed mergers notice board, on which you have helped a great deal lately. I know dealing with merge requests can be thankless and easily overlooked, so I wanted to take the time to thank you for your work. NickPenguin(contribs) 20:35, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
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This barnstar is awarded to GenQuest for copy edits totaling over 12,000 words as part of the GOCE November 2013 copy edit drive. Thanks for the great work! – Jonesey95 (talk) 06:08, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
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For your extraordinary contributions in the more than 30(!) merge and redirects carried out as a result of the mass AfD Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Constitution Party of Alabama you are hereby awarded the Original Barnstar. -Ad Orientem (talk) 06:46, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
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You are a brilliant editor, please help with 'The N Factor Normandy Youth Club', it needs it with a table incorrectly inserted. Thanks for being a great Wikipedian! Ladytwentytwo (talk) 12:05, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
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Thank you very much for honouring my work at WP:PM. I really appreciate your support. Nightwalker-87 (talk) 10:44, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Iroquois[edit]

Knock it off Peter Flass (talk) 14:25, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

I'm sorry. Why would you write the above? Did you leave a similar pointy comment at the editor who just broke 3R? (I thought not.) Do you have a non-fringe reference for that name added to the Lead of the article, no less? Then add a citation ... or remove it... I don't really care one way or another. Or do I have to take this to ANI to get it removed? GenQuest "Talk to Me" 14:35, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

Okay, I apologize for being so brusk. There's just not a lot of Mohawk language stuff on the Web. I found a couple:

Cite added from Beauchamp. Peter Flass (talk) 15:16, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your civil response. Appreciated. I couldn't find much of anything. Regards, GenQuest "Talk to Me" 15:40, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

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Hovercards prefs[edit]

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June 2016 Guild of Copy Editors Newsletter[edit]

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Hello everyone, welcome to the June 2016 GOCE newsletter. It's been a few months since we sent one out; we hope y'all haven't forgotten about the Guild! Your coordinators have been busy behind the scenes as usual, though real life has a habit of reducing our personal wiki-time. The May backlog reduction drive, the usual coordinating tasks and preparations for the June election are keeping us on our toes!

May drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's record-setting backlog reduction drive. Of the 29 people who signed up, 16 copyedited at least one article, 197 copyedits were recorded on the drive page, and the copyedit backlog fell below 1,500 for the first time! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

June Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz will occur from 12 June through 18 June; the themes will be video games and Asian geography.

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you do it[edit]

There is more than one Maple Park Cemetery in Missouri. Finding Davis Tutt's grave in the cemetery which it's in took some time. Your deletion removed verifiable information from Wikipedia, which is a characteristic of vandalism. I can see that you're not going to revert your "correction," so how about putting the link in an External Links section as you suggested, or doing a <ref> ... </ref>? I leave it up to you. - 173.28.93.51 (talk) 23:49, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

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Books & Bytes - Issue 17[edit]

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Explanation[edit]

Hello, I'm GenQuest. I wanted to let you know that one or more of your recent contributions to State of Franklin has been undone because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 13:15, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Information icon Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did at John Sevier. Your edits appear to constitute vandalism and have been reverted or removed. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Repeated vandalism can result in the loss of editing privileges. Thank you. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 13:21, 18 June 2016 (UTC)


Hello and thank you for your message. Regarding my efforts on the John Sevier article, all I was trying to do, was a translation of the Article to the Greek language with a view to make it available to Greek speaking people. Obviously, I was doing it all wrong, but vandalization would be a harsh word in my case. Anyway, I figured it out and I’ve started translating the Article in el.wikipedia.com. Kind regards, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Madmarga (talkcontribs) 14:33, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Good. Let me know if I can help with that. GenQuest "Talk to Me"

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revert[edit]

Hi. Listen; The revert has a negative on it, which means that it shouldn't of happened. The abbreviation and "AKA" for Freerunning is FR. I added both if one didn't satisfy anyone. I ask that you please accept my revision. - Gavin Sch — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gavin Sch (talkcontribs) 20:42, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

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Hi there. I'm new here! I would like some help please. LisaTheHelper (talk) 23:45, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors July 2016 News[edit]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the July 2016 GOCE newsletter.

June Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 12 through 18 June; the themes were video games and Asian geography. Of the 18 editors who signed up, 11 removed 47 articles from the backlog. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

Coordinator elections: The second tranche of Guild coordinators for 2016, who will serve a six-month term until 23:59 UTC on 31 December, have been elected. Jonesey95 remains as your drama-free Lead Coordinator, and Corinne and Tdslk are your new assistant coordinators. For her long service to the Guild, Miniapolis has been enrolled in the GOCE Hall of Fame. Thanks to everyone who voted in the election; our next scheduled one occurs in December 2016. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible; self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

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However[edit]

Hi there.

Is there actually a written rule about this? However many rules may exist, they all have exceptions. See, it is perfectly OK to start a sentence with "however". Cheers. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 08:42, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi, @JackofOz:. There is. I should have been, however, clearer in my edit summary. "However" should never start a sentence when used in its conjuctive form. A fast and simple rule taken from Strunk and White's "The Elements of Style," states that you shouldn't start a sentence with "however" when you mean “nevertheless” or “but.” This is use as a conjuctive adverb, and should be avoided as the initial word in a sentence (although some recent grammar tomes seem to be relaxing that prohibition). Happy editing! GenQuest "Talk to Me" 22:31, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for that. I appreciate the response. However, - I did that intentionally - you may wish to read this to the very end.
Me, I hate embedded "however"s. I would always prefer "However, I should have been clearer in my edit summary" over "I should have been, however, clearer in my edit summary". The former flows much more naturally; the latter is contrived and awkward. But, - or, if you prefer, however - to each his own. Cheers. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 07:13, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

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Roanoke Colony[edit]

If article is not overlinked, then why does Cleanup message with specific note about overlinking appear at the top of the page? Does this message need to be edited/removed? Additionally, there are multiple cases where topics are linked multiple times throughout the article. Please clarify. TastefullyDeclined (talk) 20:30, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

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Spoetzl Brewery page[edit]

Per your message below, I changed your reference on the Spoetzl Brewery page because it is inaccurate, just as it is in the source you cite, the Official Texas Handbook. The original beer from the Shiner Brewing Association was not a Lenten beer, but a German-style Pilsner, brewed year round. The "Lenten" reference refers to Shiner Bock, which was not produced until 1913. Technically it was a seasonal beer, not specifically a Lenten beer, but that is splitting hairs and, while not entirely accurate, isn't inaccurate either. Traditionally German Bock beers were only brewed in spring, around Lent, and that has become a very common perception. but in fact, Shiner Bock is more accurately classified an American Dark Lager than a true Bock, according to many sources including the Brewers Association (http://shiner.com/shiner_news/index.php?p=43, http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style04.php http://www.beertutor.com/styles/lager_styles.shtml).

Regarding the specific line in question, I'm likely the most reliable source you need - I work for the brewery and have for many years. But I know that probably isn't sufficient, so you can also refer to Shine On (the official history of the brewery (written by Mike Renfro, Bright Sky Press, 2008. Specific references about the original Shiner brew, called "Premium" and also "Texas Special" can be found on pages 18, 36 and 38. References to Shiner Bock coming along after the brewery had been around a few years - and so not the "original" beer, can also be found in the book as well as many other sources (http://www.beerinfo.com/index.php/pages/ShinerBock.html, http://www.texasbreweries.com/shiner.htm, http://www.wideopencountry.com/18-things-about-shiner-beer/).

Since this involves deleting information, rather than adding it, it isn't clear how a citation would work.

Thank you, Eric Webber Spoetzl Brewery

Hello, I'm GenQuest. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Spoetzl Brewery, but you didn't provide a reliable source. It's been removed and archived in the page history for now, but if you'd like to include a citation and re-add it, please do so! If you need guidance on referencing, please see the referencing for beginners tutorial, or if you think I made a mistake, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 16:58, 13 June 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mosizlak (talkcontribs)

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