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DYK for West Hendford Cricket Ground, Yeovil

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 17:03, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for The Crescent, Taunton

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:31, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Richie

Hi Harrias, thanks yet again for your support on the BR articles, looks like we'll just have the first and last to concern ourselves with in due course! In the meantime, do you fancy taking a look at Richie Benaud and if you're happy the sourcing concerns at ITNC has been largely addressed, would you consider adding it to RD? Cheers. The Rambling Man (talk) 11:15, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

The Richie article looks in a decent state now, so I've posted that. I don't really know my way around ITN, so hopefully I've done it right! No worries with the Boat Race articles, just a shame that 1829 hasn't made it yet. I assume after 1829 and 2015, the parent article is the next challenge? Harrias talk 11:46, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Well I may try to at least get it to GAN by tonight, and hope for a review before tomorrow evening.... Then yes, 2015 to GAN then FAC while I'm working in the main article, all help grateful received!!! The Rambling Man (talk) 11:52, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
@Both: Would you be interested in conducting a review on this GAN? Vensatry (ping) 06:44, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Boat Race reviews

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Hey Harrias, just a quick barnstar to say thanks for the many reviews of Boat Race articles you've conducted over the past year. As of this morning, I completed my (initial) goal of ensuing that every Boat Race had, not only its own article, but one that was either of GA or FA status: we now have 158 GAs and 3 FAs that we can all be proud of! It doesn't stop here, for me at least, I'm going to keep up with improving the quality of the GAs and look for more FA opportunities. Plus, there's the small matter of 70 Women's Boat Race articles to get up and running! But thanks again, and for your recent help on the inaugural race article... I couldn't have done it without your help. The Rambling Man (talk) 15:42, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Sieges of Taunton

Allen3 talk 16:19, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

A cheeseburger for you!

Cheeseburger.png hi it is dfrr . just spreading the love. add this to your awards.:-) Dfrr (talk) 18:53, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Talk:1998 ICC KnockOut Trophy Final/GA1

Harrias, the nominator responded to your most recent set of requests back on March 21; in a few hours, the review will have been open for three months. Can you please get back to it soon? Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:37, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for 1963 Gillette Cup Final

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Your GA nomination of Taunton by-election, 1754

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DYK for 1964 Gillette Cup Final

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List of women's international cricket hat-tricks FLC

I finally responded to your review of my FLC, and went to review your list back... only to find I took so long it had already been promoted! I owe you one review, then- next nomination you have (at FLC or elsewhere) let me know and I'll take a look at it. --PresN 02:55, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks and ...

Jiang Biwei is the lead hook in the set you kindly loaded into the DYK queue, thanks. I think the hook should say "nude one" and not just "nude" as without this word it fails to have the intending meaning. This was the wording originally agreed. Could you assist? Victuallers (talk) 16:05, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

@Victuallers: I'm afraid I disagree, I think the wording works better as it is now, rather than the proposed hook. Harrias talk 17:26, 23 April 2015 (UTC) That's OK ... as long as makes sense to someone. Cheers 17:48, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

2nd person in DYK hooks

Sorry I didn't get a chance to respond to this before it got taken off the page. But ... I'm not aware of any discussion I could point you to. However, I know we've done similar hooks in the past that were not on April Fool's.

See Hypoalgesic effect of swearing. The hook that ran on Aug. 21, 2013 was "... that you should swear when you hurt yourself?" It got a lot of views, which is the idea .., you want people to clock on the bolded link, so (I have understood) we allow a little bit of deviation from our usual stylistic structures for that.

I suppose you could start a thread about this at WT:DYK if you want. Daniel Case (talk) 20:04, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Probably not worth the energy. DYK people are .... odd. Best for your mental state to leave it and fix things when they appear on the main page. As usual. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:59, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Champion County match

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 08:02, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of songs recorded by Ricky Martin/archive1

Hey Harrias! I am into a new list right now. As per your request I opened the writers on this one. Can I have your input on the list in total? Thanks. — Tom(T2ME) 12:19, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Coincidence

While randomly going through this list, came across Leah Poulton and immediately located her on wiki. Actually a bit surprised to see her article already been listed as a GA. It's been exactly five years since it passed GAN. Do we have any GA on women cricketers, especially from the pre 1980s era? Vensatry (ping) 17:22, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

@Vensatry: If you take a look at Wikipedia:WikiProject Cricket/Women's cricket task force, you'll see we have a few GAs for women, but they are all recent players. I've done a bit of work on some from longer ago, but the information is seriously lacking depth. Harrias talk 17:26, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
Okay, any update on the "unusual" FLC? Vensatry (ping) 18:52, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Crescent, Taunton

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The final FLC nom of a list of Scheduled monuments in Somerset

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Big Inch

While I appreciate the thought, the person who did the work to make Big Inch a GA was Hchc2009 (talk · contribs). I only started it long ago as one of my first new articles. Yoshi24517 (talk · contribs) might have misunderstood the GA vs creator distinction for DYK. I've copied the DYK credit over to Hchc2009's talkpage and won't claim credit for the DYK. Acroterion (talk) 11:09, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/Meghan Trainor discography/archive1

Would you mind leaving some comments? Thanks, All About That Bass (A word?? / Stalking not allowed...) 05:32, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

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Ranji

It's nowhere near ready! If you want to quick fail it or anything, that's fine by me. I recognise the nominator - he has a habit of doing this, if I remember correctly. Sarastro1 (talk) 12:44, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Somerset County Cricket Club in 1882

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2003 Cricket World Cup Final

Hi, I know that you were aiming at a similar article a while ago. I'm planning to take the 2003 men's article to FAC. It would be so kind of you if you could give your feedback and inputs here. Thanks, Vensatry (ping) 13:59, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Next project?

Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World looks like a good candidate for a scrub up and nom? The Rambling Man (talk) 21:13, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

@The Rambling Man: Had a bit of a crack at it, what do you reckon? Harrias talk 20:42, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Like. The tables look a little bare, not sure what other info you could add? The Rambling Man (talk)
I considered the rationale, but I figured that realistically, there would be little way to avoid just copying exactly what Wisden put, or para-phrasing too closely. The only other option I thought about was whether they were recognised as a batsman/bowler/all-rounder/wicket-keeper, but it's a little too subjective, though Engel does provide a bit of a guide. I think to be honest, what is there might be all we can manage. This ref provides the best summary of all the information, what do you reckon? Harrias talk 20:55, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
I think FLC is the way ahead. Less is more. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:57, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

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A GAN you may like

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World Fantasy Special Award—Professional FLC

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DYK for 1911 County Championship

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We need a clear philosophy of what is and isn't OK for DYK hooks

I'm bringing this up privately (so to speak) so as not to add to The Rambling Man's current tantrum. I more-than-generally agree with your judgments at DYK (where good judgment is sometimes hard to come by -- especially timely good judgment) but I would really like you to think about your pull here [1], prompted by [2]. Must we always be at the mercy of the skittish schoolmarms? Must anything fun and intriguing, which just maybe teaches the reader something new and interesting (i.e. re Roanoke) alongside the main hook fact, be smothered in its crib because one IP don't get it, after which a grump with his nose in the air chimes in he DONTLIKEIT? EEng (talk) 23:59, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

@EEng: In my opinion that hook was just trying to do too much. As the IP correctly pointed out, saying that this is "no danger" of something "mysteriously" disappearing is more or less a direct contradiction, while drawing a comparison between the Percina roanoka and the Roanoke Colony was extremely tenuous. The problem with ERRORS is that all decisions become somewhat rushed and often lacking in general consensus, but I try my best: they have been a number of times that complaints have been dismissed too, it isn't just a case of bowing to the moaners! Harrias talk 07:12, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
@EEng: please stop referring to me in derogatory terms across the encyclopedia. I don't do it to you. And you wonder why you drove me away. The Rambling Man (talk) 07:58, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
Harrias, it's precisely because you don't bow to all the moaners that I approached you. I'd like to discuss with you a framework for thinking about this, after which we can approach the broader field of DYK participants. It occurs to me there are really two things to talk about: (a) to what extent may hooks depart from utterly straightforward "just the facts, ma'am" style?; (b) what should be the criteria for a pull? I'd like to start with (b). Are you game to talk this through a bit? EEng (talk) 20:27, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
@EEng: I'm always happy to talk anything through, though I'm not around so much at the moment as I would like. That said, I check up on WP a few times a day, even if I don't edit, so feel free to post; I will definitely read and think about it, even if I don't reply straight away. Harrias talk 20:32, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
OK, good, but if you're pardon me I've changed my mind and would like to go back to (a). Let's start with this food for thought: what do you think of ALT3 of this nom? EEng (talk) 22:43, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
@EEng:Personally I think that is fine. It is slightly misleading, but intriguing. It remains completely factual, retains the correct capitalisation, and uses professional language. There is nothing wrong with quirky hooks, but I think hooks are perhaps straying too far towards an April Fools style joke or pun. For example (and I was actually the admin that promoted this from prep to queue) the hook currently on the main page: ...that Thao Ma's 1966 Laotian coup bombed? In my opinion on the Main page of Wikipedia, we should be using a professional level of English, and "bombed" in this usage, is an informal or slang term. Therefore, while I did promote it, now that I'm considering where the line should be, I would actually rule against that hook. I'm going to stop pinging you after this post, and just assume you're watching my talk page, because the pings annoy me! Harrias talk 17:07, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, been traveling, but let's continue when I'm settled. EEng (talk) 14:00, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
Picking up in the discussion at TDYK... Exactly because I think you and I are at somewhat different points on the spectrum of what we feel is acceptable, I thought we two might be able to clear a lot of the underbrush before opening a discussion with the wider group. That's what I'd still like to do with you once I catch my breath. EEng (talk) 16:47, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Sounds sensible; buzz me back whenever! Harrias talk 16:52, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
I kind of lost my fire there for a bit. So just to continue feeling out each other's sensibilities (that sounds kind of naughty, I guess) do you feel anything here is problematic? I'm thinking particularly of steakburger, Dr. Young, John Harvard, Jean Berko Gleason, and the brutalist gray elephant. EEng (talk) 15:10, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
<bump>? EEng (talk) 21:04, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I've taken a break from DYK, so forgot about this. I'm not keen on the "brutalist gray elephant" one, while I would clarify the John Harvard one, if only because I think it would make it more interesting. But otherwise, while some are a little tacky, I wouldn't have any problems with them. Harrias talk 15:09, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Well, I'm just a tacky guy, and I appreciate your being willing to let that pass. What would you do to the Harvard hook? And what problem do you see with the elephant hook? EEng (talk) 19:40, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

The elephant hook is too much of an EGG for me: it is not at all obvious what the piped link is sending you to, too much so. The Harvard hook, something like:
That said, the main reason for that, is purely that I'm so used to completely misleading hooks that I was expected the links to just be two unrelated John Harvards, so I didn't find it interesting. Someone with less DYK experience probably would. Harrias talk 20:46, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
I'm really glad we're having this talk. On elephant, see... People come to DYK for a little fun and to learn something new, so I don't think it needs to be obvious where the link goes. Someone wanting to optimize his time and make every click a targeted and productive one probably should look at DYK some other day when he's in a more relaxed mood. EEng (talk) 01:22, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
I think this is certainly one point on which we differ! I get your point entirely, but my personal belief is that DYK hooks should still adhere to our MOS as fully as possible. As an April Fools hook, it would be fine, but any other time, for me it crosses the line. Harrias talk 11:58, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
But listen, we'll have to come back to the "acceptable hooks" issue later -- we've got bigger problems. If we can't get something like this (Wikipedia_talk:Did_you_know#So_what_do_other_editors_think.3F) passed, then we'll be stuck in this low-quality hell forever. At the moment we actually have editors saying it's too much to ask. Please add your comments. EEng (talk) 23:13, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── (Note: I've moved things around a bit here so that the conversations flow a bit better, hope you don't mind.) To be honest, it's that sort of thing that has led me to take a break from WP:ERRORS and T:TDYK: I'm fed up of both the attacks on DYK (both the justified and unjustified ones) and the people who say there is nothing wrong with DYK. Frankly, I think we're at a stage where the real question needs to be: "In it's current format, is having DYK as a feature of the MP a viable prospect." And personally, I think the answer, at the moment, is no. The process is completely broken. I value the project as a whole, I think it is a good way into both article creation and "admin" tasks for newer editors, and helps to motivate people to write articles. However, I think the size of the backlog too often makes people rush things, which is why we keep getting complaints. In some ways I appreciate it would be more useful for me to stay there, and try to help the fight, but frankly, I come on WP as a hobby, to write. Through May I probably spent more time trying to keep DYK working and as "good" as possible than I did on mainspace articles, and yet still it fell behind and had complaints about hooks. Harrias talk 15:31, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

I completely agree on every point, and though I never thought of it before, the moment you said that maybe DYK should just be scrapped (at least until something new is built from the ground up) I saw that that might be not only possible but desirable -- perhaps the only way to get from where we are to (maybe) something decent in the future. And I know what you mean about putting in so much effort -- I was startled to find I've made 2000 (!) edits to noms and preps in the last 10 months alone! And it seems like trying to hold back the ocean.
If I may repeat myself, I think the acid test is the proposal I and a few others (maybe including you -- I forget) have on the table at Wikipedia_talk:Did_you_know#So_what_do_other_editors_think.3F. If we can't get the passed -- and right now we have several people saying it's asking too much -- then the situation is hopeless and we might as well start working to scrap the whole thing and hope something new can be built in the future. Do you not agree? EEng (talk) P.S. See? Special:Diff/666579208 It's not, as TRM keeps saying, that people just need to be yelled at so they'll know grammar matters; many people actively think that it doesn't matter, and so will just ignore him -- unless we can make grammar and style an explicit part of the criteria.

SH aside

Aside... I see you're a SH fan. :) EEng (talk) 19:58, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Indeed; thanks for your revisions on the plot summaries; they are much improved. Please feel free to go through the others and do similar; I really struggled with those! Once I've got a layout established, I hope to go through the other collections and do similar. Harrias talk 11:58, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
See edit summary here Special:Diff/666287057 and then the change to "Scandal" here Special:Diff/666356315. Ha! (EEng (talk) 23:13, 10 June 2015 (UTC))

Carl Lewis

Hi Harrias, any chance you could take another look at the Carl Lewis review, please? Hopefully should be ready to pass now. Many thanks, ~ FunkyCanute (talk) 07:17, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

@FunkyCanute: Yes, it's still very much on my to do list. I've got a bit behind on a few things, so bear with me! Harrias talk 12:53, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
Great... thanks! ~ FunkyCanute (talk) 14:52, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK for St George's Church, Fons George

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DYK for The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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DYK for 2014 Irish cricket season

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DYK for Craig Young (cricketer)

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GT and FT candidates

Thanks for your contribution at Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/English Heritage properties in Somerset/archive1 which has now been promoted as a good topic. Would you be kind enough to take a look at Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Scheduled monuments in Somerset/archive1 which is currently nominated for featured topic?— Rod talk 07:19, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Sieges of Taunton

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Somerset cricket grounds

No promises but I will have a think & try to remember the camera when travelling (ignoring Yeovil):

  • Agricultural Showgrounds, Frome – Still in use. - is it the same site used for the fairground shown in lots of images on geograph? - don't go that way often but you never know
  • Rowdens Road Cricket Ground, Wells – I travel that way on a regular basis & most likely that I can stop off & take a look some time
  • Imperial Athletic Ground, Bristol - I drive passed this almost daily. As you say now housing but next to football & other sports pitches so may still be part of the old cricket pitches possible to photograph. The housing development is a long thin one next to the road, between the road & sports pitches.

I will see what I can do.— Rod talk 17:14, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

If you go from the coords for the Frome ground you get to this, on page 2 are some fairground images which I thought might have been on it, but I don't know Frome well either.— Rod talk 17:30, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Robert Ramsay (cricketer)

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Precious again

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Somerset cricket
Thank you, Ben, happily settled in Somerset, for quality articles such as Somerset County Cricket Club in 2009 and the club's people such as Lionel Palairet, for featured lists of cricketers and their constant update, for "infobox tidying, add image", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:08, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 918th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:50, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Your GA nomination of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Tonedale Mills

Hello,

Your DYK nomination of the above has been reviewed. With correction of minor difficulties, it should be ready to go.

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Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of cricketers who have taken five-wicket hauls on ODI debut/archive1

Hi, can you have a look at this nom? It's been sitting in the queue for quite sometime attracting no reviews. Vensatry (ping) 17:46, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

@Vensatry: Yeah, no worries. I'm super busy at work this week, but I should be able to give it some time. Harrias talk 18:26, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
@Vensatry: BTW, waiting for you to continue the review for Robert Ramsay (cricketer) when you've time. Harrias talk 18:08, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Requesting a shot at this one too! :) Vensatry (ping) 11:50, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Siege of Lyme Regis

Gatoclass (talk) 07:12, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Tonedale Mills

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 11:41, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Tunisian Arabic

Dear User,

Tunisian Arabic is nominated for GA Status. Please review this work and adjust it if it involves several deficiencies.

Yours Sincerely,

--Csisc (talk) 12:32, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Withdrawing Carl Lewis GAN

Hello Harrias, due to other commitments, I don't have the time to respond to all the points on Carl Lewis. So I am going to fail it (following procedure) and I might come back to it some other time. FunkyCanute (talk) 08:16, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

@FunkyCanute: Sorry to hear that, let me know if you get a chance to come back to it, I'll happily take on the review from where we were. Harrias talk 08:21, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you... and also for all your time reviewing it. Very much appreciated. FunkyCanute (talk) 08:23, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Chappell centuries list

Harrias, sorry to say but I may have to decline your request. I'd be glad to review your other lists. Vensatry (ping) 09:18, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

No worries, I'm sure I can find plenty of others later! Harrias talk 13:50, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of accolades received by Aadukalam/archive1

Hello, Harrias. Do let me know if you would like to make any comments on the FLC page. Thank you. — Ssven2 Speak 2 me 01:13, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Suggestion on Home/Away team in cricket tour squad box

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Greenidge centuries list

I see that you are currently working on this list. The list was one of my "to-do" tasks. Shall we collaborate on this one (and the parent article)? Vensatry (ping) 11:55, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Can do: I've been working on the parent article for a while here. Even if you didn't do anymore work on the list, I would include you as a co-nom, as you created the list in the first place. Harrias talk 11:59, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Silk Mills Park and Ride

In my sandbox I'm currently working on a list of local nature reserves in Somerset (not complete yet - source list). I can get photos for most of them from geograph, but there are a few where I can't source any suitably licenced pics. I was wondering if you every travel anywhere near Silk Mills Park and Ride, just outside Taunton? If so would you mind taking a camera with you?— Rod talk 16:59, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

@Rodw: No problem, I run that way pretty often, and it shouldn't be any bother to take a backpack with a camera to get some pictures. I can get some alternatives for the other reserves around Taunton as well hopefully. Harrias talk 18:07, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
That would be great. I'm still thinking about whether some of these meet notability for articles or just link to geography sections of other articles eg Children's Wood/Riverside.— Rod talk 18:20, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
I'll be honest, I know Children's Wood pretty well, as it's near where I live, and I can't see it meeting WP:GNG. I doubt most people in Taunton would even know it by that name. Harrias talk 18:33, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks - useful advice - I'm also struggling with South Taunton Streams (Mill, Galmington, Blackbrook 1&2) which covers four separate small areas.— Rod talk 18:47, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
I saw that/them on the map – a little odd that they are clustered together as one! Harrias talk 19:50, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Result Status

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FL

I had resolved all your comments on the flc, so i thought to inform you.Krish | Talk 15:41, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Why being so rude? At least you can give a reply here. No?Krish | Talk 17:50, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
I wasn't being rude, I was simply doing other things. All sorted now. Harrias talk 07:44, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
No worries. And, thanks for your on the flc.Krish | Talk 16:49, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.

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Holiday note

WikiCup 2015 September newsletter

The finals for the 2015 Wikicup has now begun! Congrats to the 8 contestants who have survived to the finals, and well done and thanks to everyone who took part in rounds 3 and 4.

In round 3, we had a three-way tie for qualification among the wildcard contestants, so we had 34 competitors. The leader was by far Scotland Casliber (submissions) in Group B, who earned 1496 points. Although 913 of these points were bonus points, he submitted 15 articles in the DYK category. Second place overall was Philadelphia Coemgenus (submissions) at 864 points, who although submitted just 2 FAs for 400 points, earned double that amount for those articles in bonus points. Everyone who moved forward to Round 4 earned at least 100 points.

The scores required to move onto the semifinals were impressive; the lowest scorer to move onto the finals was 407, making this year's Wikicup as competitive as it's always been. Our finalists, ordered by round 4 score, are:

  1. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), who is competing in his sixth consecutive Wikicup final, again finished the round in first place, with an impressive 1666 points in Pool B. Casliber writes about the natural sciences, including ornithology, botany and astronomy. A large bulk of his points this round were bonus points.
  2. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points), second place both in Pool B and overall, earned the bulk of his points with FPs, mostly depicting currency.
  3. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), first in Pool A, came in third. His specialty is natural science articles; in Round 4, he mostly submitted articles about insects and botany. Five out of the six of the GAs he submitted were level-4 vital articles.
  4. Somerset Harrias (submissions), second in Pool A, took fourth overall. He tends to focus on articles about cricket and military history, specifically the 1640s First English Civil War.
  5. Washington, D.C. West Virginian (submissions), from Pool A, was our highest-scoring wildcard. West Virginia tends to focus on articles about the history of (what for it!) the U.S. state of West Virginia.
  6. Somerset Rodw (submissions), from Pool A, likes to work on articles about British geography and places. Most of his points this round were earned from two impressive accomplishments: a GT about Scheduled monuments in Somerset and a FT about English Heritage properties in Somerset.
  7. United States Rationalobserver (submissions), from Pool B, came in seventh overall. RO earned the majority of her points from GARs and PRs, many of which were earned in the final hours of the round.
  8. England Calvin999 (submissions), also from Pool B, who was competing with RO for the final two spots in the final hours, takes the race for most GARs and PRs—48.

The intense competition between RO and Calvin999 will continue into the finals. They're both eligible for the Newcomers Trophy, given for the first time in the Wikicup; whoever makes the most points will win it.

Good luck to the finalists; the judges are sure that the competition will be fierce!

Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs) 11:48, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

WBCM-LP

Just wanted to get clarification on this talk page post from the other day. Per WP:SOCIALMEDIA, since the Facebook link is from the station's official Facebook page, it would be considered a reliable source, correct? Just want to make sure. Enjoy your vacation....NeutralhomerTalk • 15:58, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

More or less, yes. Technically, it is still not considered reliable, but a special exception can be made for limited use of such references. Harrias talk 17:45, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
I am only using it for the station's launch date, August 8. So, it isn't being used multiple times, just once in the infobox and once in the article itself. Both times, citing the same thing. - NeutralhomerTalk • 18:06, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
  • @Harrias: I asked for other admin options regarding this at AN. I mentioned you, so I am letting you know about the discussion at AN. I am just trying to figure out who is correct (you or The Rambling Man) since I am considering taking the article to GAN. - NeutralhomerTalk • 01:20, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

TFL notification

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List of local nature reserves in Somerset

Hope you had a good holiday. Thanks for your comments on the FLC of List of national nature reserves in Somerset which has now passed. I wondered if you would be willing to take a look at List of local nature reserves in Somerset and make any comments at: Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of local nature reserves in Somerset/archive1?— Rod talk 19:11, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Siege of Lyme Regis

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Triple Crown

I am very pleased to be presenting this Genghis Khan Edition Conquest of the Wiki World Triple Crown to Harrias, who is the seventh person to receive this award, for his outstanding contributions to cricket articles. Keep up the fantastic work! Freikorp (talk) 22:08, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

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DYK for 2009 Twenty20 Cup Final

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DYK nomination of List of international goals scored by Bobby Charlton

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Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of teams and cyclists in the 2015 Tour de France/archive1

Hi Harrias. I hope you had a good holiday. Just wondering if I could get you to have a look at my response to your comments on this FLC? Many thanks. Relentlessly (talk) 16:15, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

DYK for South African cricket team in England in 1907

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DYK for Pope Theodore II

Yunshui  14:53, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Chidambaram Stadium fifers

Harrias, thanks again for your comments at the FLC page. I have resolved them.  — Ssven2 Speak 2 me 02:29, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Pope Theodore II

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DYK for List of international goals scored by Bobby Charlton

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