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Asa Gray[edit]

Superb job and QUICK. THANK YOU!!! HalfGig talk 12:27, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Copying within Wikipedia requires proper attribution[edit]

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Dodger67 and "double standards"[edit]

It's interesting to read your comment about "double standards" after you referred to my comment in opposition to Dodger67's RfA. Actually I think it is the lack of tiered standards that makes me reluctant to support him. He seems to apply the high standards we expect from an editor with 5000+ edits upon a walk-in newcomer. I wouldn't say we should strive for "double standard", but I would say the crux of the problem here is an ill-formed "one size fits all" approach. Deryck C. 22:21, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

That's not exactly the type of double standard I was talking about, even though I agree you can't expect a newbie to know what an admin knows. I was thinking more along cliques ("don't post facts that mess with the status quo") and the fact that some admins will smack a newbie for minor incivility when they'll let a vested contributor (as in someone who writes great articles but is grossly uncivil) slide and do nothing to them. Roger seems he may be prone more toward the latter, even to the point of lacking common courtesy at times. HalfGig talk 22:29, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Rollback granted[edit]

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Hi HalfGig. After reviewing your request for "rollbacker", I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

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If you no longer want rollback, contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some more information on how to use rollback, see Wikipedia:Administrators' guide/Rollback (even though you're not an admin). I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, but feel free to leave me a message on my talk page if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Thank you for helping to reduce vandalism. Happy editing! – Juliancolton | Talk 16:29, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Thank you very much! HalfGig talk 17:11, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

William T. Stearn (GA)[edit]

Thank you - I will keep a close eye on it and look forward to working with you. Michael Goodyear (talk) 22:22, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Thyridia repens[edit]

Okay, made a start on that page. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 03:35, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Very nice! Thanks! HalfGig talk 03:42, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Mimulus, Diplacus Erythranthe, Mimetanthe[edit]

At least nineteen of the species you have already moved from Mimulus to Erythranthe have never been placed there and have actually been reclassified into either Diplacus or Mimetanthe. Also, Erythranthe and Mimetanthe are feminine and adjectival species epithets must also be changed to feminine gender. Nomen ambiguum (talk) 15:50, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

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DYK q[edit]

You kindly promoted Template:Did you know nominations/Landesfunkhaus Niedersachsen. Landesfunkhaus Niedersachsen was on the Mainpage today, but no credits to article talk and mine. Can you please check what happened? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:48, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

I probably didn't copy the credit lines. So sorry. But I don't know how to get the system to give it the credit after the run started. I'll ping @Coffee: who is an admin that works DYK. Again, very sorry. HalfGig talk 14:50, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
No problem, just for completeness on the article talk. Btw, if you have time for a FAC, mine started over, and fresh eyes might be good, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:07, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
Fixed I've dispensed the appropriate credits. Coffee // have a cup // beans // 15:44, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, both! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:57, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Erythranthe[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 22 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Erythranthe, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Suksdorf's monkeyflower of the genus Erythranthe was named after the mostly self-taught immigrant botanist Wilhelm Nikolaus Suksdorf? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Erythranthe), 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.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:03, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Erythranthe suksdorfii[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 22 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Erythranthe suksdorfii, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Suksdorf's monkeyflower of the genus Erythranthe was named after the mostly self-taught immigrant botanist Wilhelm Nikolaus Suksdorf? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Erythranthe suksdorfii), 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.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:03, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

William T. Stearn[edit]

You are probably watching this article anyway, but it's now at FAC should you wish to comment Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:22, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Erythranthe cuprea[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 28 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Erythranthe cuprea, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that because of a water-soluble pigment, Erythranthe cuprea has copper-colored flowers instead of the more common red and yellow flowers found in its genus? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Erythranthe cuprea. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Erythranthe cuprea), 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.

Mifter (talk) 12:03, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

tomato userbox[edit]

  • I've seen someone else with a ubox that says "Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but wisdom is knowing that it doesn't go in fruit salads."  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 02:15, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
    • That's a good one!! HalfGig talk 02:44, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Fixit[edit]

Is it a strange kind of irony to ask a user to fix something who is blocked? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:36, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Gerda Arendt He's blocked? I am sick of his sarcastic condescending tone anyway. HalfGig talk 19:38, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt, If he's blocked why is he still trying to communicate with others? Now THAT is ironic. HalfGig talk 19:41, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
Talk page is what a blocked user can still use. I got good advice there. The block is (questioned) on several noticeboards, see WP:ARCA where even I commented, as much as I try to avoid arbcom, - look for "dream", I'm probably the only one to use that word there, - I checked, no, Opabinia regalis also use it ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:50, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Erythranthe peregrina[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 14 March 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Erythranthe peregrina, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Erythranthe peregrina (pictured) is a rare example of a species developing in multiple locations from parents that normally produce sterile hybrids? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Erythranthe peregrina. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Erythranthe peregrina), 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.

Mifter (talk) 12:01, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

Controversy over Mimulus[edit]

It should be noted that the renaming of the genus Mimulus is controversial. While a few taxonomists have advocated for a name change, the vast majority of scientists working on the genus Mimulus do not observe this change because the logic of the change was questionable.

I'm sure it was. Just so you know, I did check with someone who both edits wikipedia and has a PHD in systemic botany before making that change and they were okay with it. I'll look for reliable reference about the controversy and include it. HalfGig talk 18:52, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Ecologists and others wanting to stick with an old name because that is what they have always called the group, is not a reason to change the names used throughout the taxonomy parts of the page as with this edit. This sort of thing often happens when taxonomy moves forward, as for example with Coleus, which has become a common name for Plectranthus scutellarioides. I've made some adjustments to Erythranthe guttata, which I hope will clarify the situation. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 21:16, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Erythranthe[edit]

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Thank you. I'll do my best to improve it. HalfGig talk 03:09, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

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Thank you for taking this on, @Chiswick Chap:. HalfGig talk 10:23, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

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