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2016[edit]

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Happy New Year 2016!
Did you know ... that back in 1885, Wikipedia editors wrote Good Articles with axes, hammers and chisels?

Thank you for your contributions to this encyclopedia using 21st century technology. I hope you don't get any unneccessary blisters.
   – Cullen328 Let's discuss it 04:45, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Hawkeye7![edit]

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George Grimson Article[edit]

Hawkeye7,

Hope you had a good New year. Recently, you assessed the George Grimson article as "C-class", but yet it remains a "stub-class" article. Adamdaley (talk) 23:39, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Jacob L. Devers[edit]

The article Jacob L. Devers you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Jacob L. Devers 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 Djmaschek -- Djmaschek (talk) 22:43, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Arthur V. Peterson[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Seth Neddermeyer[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Seth Neddermeyer 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 Ian Rose -- Ian Rose (talk) 05:00, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Template links[edit]

WP:NOPIPE and WP:NOTBROKEN aside, a redirect in a navbox is broken, as it does not display correctly on the target page. The link is supposed to be a bold 'non-link' on the page in question - if the link is a redirect, it doesn't do that, but instead is still is an active link, making it look like there is a different page for the subject. - The Bushranger One ping only 10:59, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

But... I am looking at it, and it does wok that way. I have put it back. Hawkeye7 (talk) 11:29, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 06 January 2016[edit]

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Oct - Dec 15 Quarterly Article Reviews[edit]

Wiki-stripe2.svg Military history service award
On behalf of the WikiProject Military history coordinators, I hereby award you this for your contribution of 4 FA, A-Class, Peer and/or GA reviews during the period October to December 2015. Thank you for your efforts! AustralianRupert (talk) 02:49, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Seth Neddermeyer[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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Request to revisit the discussion. North America1000 06:54, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-02[edit]

16:59, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Norman Hilberry[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Chicago Pile-1[edit]

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The Signpost: 13 January 2016[edit]

Tech News: 2016-03[edit]

17:56, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of X-10 Graphite Reactor[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article X-10 Graphite Reactor 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 Peacemaker67 -- Peacemaker67 (talk) 07:40, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of X-10 Graphite Reactor[edit]

The article X-10 Graphite Reactor 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:X-10 Graphite Reactor for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Peacemaker67 -- Peacemaker67 (talk) 08:40, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of X-10 Graphite Reactor[edit]

The article X-10 Graphite Reactor you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:X-10 Graphite Reactor 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 Peacemaker67 -- Peacemaker67 (talk) 22:41, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Ok, so one of them is still wrong.[edit]

I refer to this RV. "commenced construction of the plutonium semiworks, codenamed X-10" or "[X-10] was the world's second artificial nuclear reactor". The lede bounces back and forth. I don't believe the chemical extraction side was referred to as X-10, and since that is definitely part of the semi works then my edit was correct, or the rest of the lede is wrong. So which is it? Maury Markowitz (talk) 20:29, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

The first one is right. X-10 was the codename for the plutonium semiworks, of which the reactor was part. So what do we have?
"The X-10 Graphite Reactor was the world's second artificial nuclear reactor"
"In September 1942, Compton asked a physicist, Martin D. Whitaker, to form a skeleton operating staff for X-10"
"By March 1944, there were some 1,500 people working at X-10"
"Exterior of the Graphite Reactor at the X-10 site"
"the cost of construction at X-10" (Clear here that we are talking about the entire facility)
"X-10 operated as a plutonium production plant until January 1945"
"X-10 supplied the Los Alamos Laboratory with the first significant samples of plutonium"
"The X-10 chemical separation plant"
"The X-10 Graphite Reactor was shut down on November 4, 1963"
"One reactor of similar design to the X-10 Graphite Reactor is still in operation today"
I think the wording is consistent. Hawkeye7 (talk) 23:03, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
So the chemical plant beside the reactor is also known as "the X-10 Graphite Reactor"? Maury Markowitz (talk) 23:23, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
No, it is the "X-10 chemical separation plant". (Am I missing something here?) Hawkeye7 (talk) 04:09, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

"German Air Force" or "Bundeswehr Luftwaffe"[edit]

I think it would be good if you would voice your opinion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2016 January 20. Thanks MisterBee1966 (talk) 07:54, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Salamaua–Lae campaign[edit]

G'day Hawkeye, I've been trying to reference the Salamaua–Lae campaign article this weekend, but have come up blank with the base development information in the Aftermath section of the article. Given the sources you were able to bring to the Battle of Milne Bay article, I was wondering if you might be able to check your library to see if you can add the last couple of references. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time. Cheers, AustralianRupert (talk) 08:53, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

No worries. Looks like I wrote it back in March 2007. I know where it all comes from. Hawkeye7 (talk) 10:41, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Great! Thanks. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 10:45, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:55, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 20 January 2016[edit]

Whenever you're ready[edit]

—Ready whenever you are. Don't feel any need to rush. And good luck. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:46, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-04[edit]

16:39, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png This is a very special beer. It refills daily for those in the midst of a request of adminship. Cheers! MurderByDeletionism"bang!" 18:57, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Just what I've always wanted! Thank you! Hawkeye7 (talk) 23:49, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Edited your nom[edit]

[25] I'm assuming you didn't actually memorize Russian poetry by a small Iranian village. But notifying you, just in case you actually did. (I guess there could have been an anonymous Russian poet known only for living there, so becoming known by...) --GRuban (talk) 22:57, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for that. In the wake of the Vietnam War, the educational authorities decided that the Cold War was lost, and that we should all learn Russian. I found it a difficult subject, not least because I missed a term as a result of a surgical operation. You could pass by passing the exam, or by memorising and reciting a Pushkin poem. So that's what we did. Hawkeye7 (talk) 07:49, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXVIII, January 2016[edit]

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The Signpost: 27 January 2016[edit]

Congrats[edit]

Congratulation Hawkeye7, you're gonna be an admin! (N0n3up (talk) 04:04, 29 January 2016 (UTC))

It's not over yet. Hawkeye7 (talk) 06:07, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Sorry[edit]

I've opposed your bid to become an admin, with a degree of regret and awkwardness. My best to you all the same. Tony (talk) 13:19, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Sorry here, too, for not voting, but I won't be voting in any 2016 RfAs because of my work with relevant RfCs. (I suspect we'll be seeing several more big ones this year.) Best of luck, Hawkeye (and Tony, good to see you here). - Dank (push to talk) 16:15, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Dan. One thing that is worth a second look is what bits are needed for ArbCom. There was a couple of hasty RfCs when it was thought that I might win a seat; but it looks now like it has been shelved until next year. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:30, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
I've considered closing RfCs related to Arbcom, mostly because what Arbcom does and doesn't do has a big impact on RfA (as you may have recently noticed). But I'm probably out of my depth there. - Dank (push to talk) 22:39, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Hey, whaddaya trying to do? Make me change my vote?[edit]

diff | hist) . . Bill Mauldin; 22:40 . . (-2) . . Hawkeye7 (talk | contribs) (Have their own article now)

For shame, for shame! Anmccaff (talk) 23:51, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Neumann[edit]

Sadly I don't have the time to review the article in a way that would do it justice, but congrats on tackling it looks fantastic. --Errant (chat!) 11:03, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-05[edit]

21:02, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

no need for thanks <g>[edit]

I was proud to support your RfA. Collect (talk) 21:14, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Per your inquiry, the answer was probably in part here. But I'll be trying again, probably next spring or so...maybe summer, probably after the Belmont Stakes and the flurry of horse article editing surrounding the triple crown races concludes. I'd most certainly by interested in your input on how I might do a better job next time or if there are ways I could handle things better. Montanabw(talk) 23:04, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
I am in total agreement with the above sentiments. It was my pleasure to support your candidacy. I don't quite understand the process or why things work out the way they do, but I tend to believe that timing has a lot to do with it. Atsme📞 📧 23:59, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Congrats! Ditto on Collect's comment. I still think you'd be a good arb - go for it next year. Smallbones(smalltalk) 03:27, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

RfA[edit]

I expected the decision to go against you. I hope the Bureaucrats come to the right decision. I will ask one to have a look at your RfA...SethWhales talk 23:24, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Does this mean it's in the bag?Keith-264 (talk) 07:56, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
See Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Hawkeye7 2/Bureaucrat chat Nick-D (talk) 09:51, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
Ah wellKeith-264 (talk) 20:48, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Working at DYK absent the full toolset[edit]

I wonder if the DYK-relevant pages could be set to template-protection, and you could leverage your template-editor rights? Do you think that would fly, from a technical or consensus perspective? Or am I completely off the mark... –xeno talk 02:46, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

I don't think so. Why don't you do it? Hawkeye7 (talk) 10:34, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
Do what? Certainly not present the argument for it, I'm a relatively unknown around those parts. Which pages would need to be template-protected instead of fully-protected for you to work there? –xeno talk 13:50, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
I don't know if we can do that, as the protection comes via the cascading protection from the main page. I don't know enough about such things? I guess it could be request to lift that cascading protection? If possible, it would definitely be a very good idea at looking at. Harrias talk 17:41, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes, it would involved lifting the cascading protection on the main page, so I don't think it is practical. By "do it", I meant "approve the DYK hooks". Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:16, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
We could probably change the cascading full-protection to cascading template-editor protection, but the question then becomes - is the community comfortable opening up editing of the mainpage to another 142 users who weren't specifically vetted for such a role? –xeno talk 00:21, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Not sure if that's appropriate[edit]

Maybe I'm being overly paranoid, I can see how this could have happened unintentionally. But I don't think it's entirely appropriate to notify/thank among others the 4 bureaucrats ([40] [41] [42] [43]) who were positive towards your nomination, because they are still in the process of deciding the result. Anyway, I just felt I had to get that off my chest, and I don't want to cause any hassle. Feel free to remove this comment after you have read it. -- intgr [talk] 11:47, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Hawkeye thanked Avi for his work on the RFA, not his support (which Avi did not offer in any case), and the other three crats have recused themselves from the discussion, so the point, however well-meant, seems moot. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 12:11, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

I don't make this offer to everyone[edit]

You're a great editor who's feeling rather cheesed off at the moment. I get it. RfX is tough, even for successful candidates.

Take the advice on my usertalk and come chat with me in March. Because if you choose to, you can turn this around, and I'll happily turn this into a bluelink with a nomination in a few months if you do. --Dweller (talk) 13:58, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Retirement..... really?[edit]

So what if you don't get the position as an admin? Think of all of the readers you help out/make smile when you improve articles on the topics that interest you. Shouldn't that be enough motivation? - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 14:20, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Please don't leave over it. Take some time out if you need to but don't leave for good. You'll be sorely missed :)--5 albert square (talk) 20:33, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
It would be more motivating if I got some feedback from them. As it is, all I can see is page hit counts. But thanks. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:47, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
+1. Did you really join the project just to be an admin? Surely you joined to edit articles? --GRuban (talk) 20:58, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
I did. But I do everything. Without I admin toolbox, I am constantly stymied. Hawkeye7 (talk) 23:37, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
We once had such a feedback mechanism, but it had flaws. Maybe this is something we should look back into? Mz7 (talk) 22:14, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

2007[edit]

Back in 2007, one RfA was basically not deemed successful with 201 supports and 71 opposes, but the usual RfA in those days had far more votes than any recent ones - even with auto-notification to editors. The issue then was (get this) how opposed the candidate was to off-Wiki sites that must not be named <g>. Collect (talk) 14:44, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Your RfA results[edit]

I regret to inform you that your recent request for adminship was closed as "no consensus to promote". I encourage you to review the comments in the discussion and on the talk page to see if there are areas in which you could make changes. This may allow you to have a successful RfA in the future. Thank you for your patience during the bureaucrat chat and during the RfA process itself. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 18:53, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

You will make a fine admin. Must give it another go! - Ret.Prof (talk) 13:51, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Sorry about the result, but thanks for bearing "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune" for the betterment of Wikipedia. And thanks for your note. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 19:04, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

To cut the b.s., I think the reason for the failure was because you were in the lower half of the 65-75% discretionary zone, it's probably as simple as that. Whatever the 'crats might say it's basically a numbers game. A no consensus result means you could try again, and probably pass, in six months time. Now I do think you could answered the questions a little differently, please contact me if you like for my views on a strategy. But if you've had enough of RfAs I understand, you have to be pretty brave to put yourself through that. Which makes you a bigger person than many. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 19:17, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Bugger[edit]

Sorry to see it went the way it did. I didn't expect it to be plain sailing but I wouldn't have nominated you if I didn't think you had a chance, nor if I didn't think you'd be a good admin. Okay, you got a lot of opposition; some of it we foresaw, some of it we didn't. There is certainly a feeling that you haven't learnt from the evens of four years ago, or haven't moved on, or haven't shown enough contrition. But remember very nearly two hundred of your peers supported you. That's quite an incredible turnout. The lengthy and well thought-out rationales from many of those editors, among them some of the most respected editors on Wikipedia, show that you have the trust of a significant majority of the community. Beyond that, even most of the opposers spoke highly of you and praised your work and your dedication to Wikipedia. To me, it says a lot about you that even many of your detractors went out of their way to praise your contribution. Besides, most admin work is boring grunt work that's forgotten about in seconds whereas you article work will be around in one form or another for decades. People will remember Wikipedia as an encyclopaedia—not necessarily a perfect one, but one that could at least provide a decent overview of any subject imaginable—not for all the vandals that were blocked, and that's down in no small part to you. So my advice would be not to focus on the final tally, but to dust yourself off and do what you do best. And if you find yourself in Blighty, let me know and I'll buy you a drink. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:20, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks Harry. I'd really like to take you up on that. Hawkeye7 (talk) 23:40, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

And your retirement plan is......????[edit]

I'm sorry the RFA didn't work out. This time. You're the reason I got my first FA. Absolutely the reason, because you encouraged me to go forward with the effort. I was at the point of completely throwing in the towel. If it wasn't for your being there at the exact correct moment to encourage me, I'd still be diddling around in the shadows somewhere. And besides that, you're a coordinator at WP MH - fulfill the term. Your content contributions on the Manhattan Project have been somewhat extraordinary. So, what's more important - the small handful who opposed at RFA, or those educators out there who are quite probably using your articles to teach students about the Manhattan Project. Carry on and try again later. We salute you for your tireless contributions. — Maile (talk) 22:58, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Well put, Maile. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 06:35, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Charles V. Shank[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Commiserations...[edit]

G'day Hawkeye. I am sorry to see your RfA ended up as it did. I followed it closely and winced at every new oppose – it truly can be a dreadful and unforgiving process. I hope that the last week or so hasn't dampened your enthusiasm for Wikipedia, content creation, or your eventual return to admin ranks. Just remember... we all love you at Milhist! Warm regards, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 06:19, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Do we ever... ;-) Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 06:35, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
I'd third Peacemaker and Ian. I hope that you don't let the folks with an ancient grudge and love of piling onto admins get you down - you're a better editor then them all stuck together. Nick-D (talk) 07:30, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
I am sorry that your request for the tools did not succeed; although the !vote was about two to one in favour, we do know that it is not a simple mumerical majority decision. unfortunately, while a number of well-respected admins supported you, a similar number opposed. I would be happy to support again after a reasonable interval. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 13:11, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
Hawkeye7 I too am saddened that your Request had a no consensus. Sometime in the future. I will definitely cast my vote for you later. Anyways, keep on updating this Wikipedia!

Oh, no! Not another tribble![edit]

~The Special Wikipedian Tribble Award~
Go forth and multiply, we need more 'pedians like you!
You're a very special Wikipedian in my book. Your contributions to the encyclopedia - the many GAs, FAs and DYKs you've collaborated on are exemplary - and well, I have a special respect for editors who go that extra mile to produce quality work. Thank you for all you do and all you've done to make editing an enjoyable experience. Atsme📞 📧 03:07, 4 February 2016 (UTC)


Other fun banners are available at [44]

And Hawkeye7, I want to extend an invitation to you (it's actually a plea for help) to collaborate on a new project I just created, WP:Project Accuracy, for which I'd like to recruit other FP/GA/DYK editors to join. I'm in the embryonic stages of development - just now working on the header but I'm not very well-versed on changing syntax in templates, so I will probably just create a page header of my own design. I'm not sure why the TP isn't connecting or what categories to include or .... well, any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Atsme📞 📧 03:07, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

A tribble! Always wanted one. Always willing to help out. Hawkeye7 (talk) 07:18, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
I've got an ~in use~ template at the top of the page but you can ignore it if you see anything that needs fixing. Oh, and what I'd like to do is establish a 5 person PAC = Project Accuracy Coordinators who will oversee the project, and vet the fact-check promotion candidates who apply. This project is actually the foundation for a much bigger plan I proposed to WMF during their current community consultation re: their "Reach strategy. My suggestion was in regards to protection and promotion of articles that have passed stringent reviews and accuracy checks (and will carry our project seal which you can see at the project page). I tested the waters a tiny bit at Drmies TP, and now I'm hoping to get a good team together comprising content creators/FA participants/reviewers for PAC. Let me know if you're interested. Atsme📞 📧 07:48, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

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Canberra meetup invitation[edit]

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Source review[edit]

Hey Hawkeye, do you have some spare time to perform a source review on Ride the Lightning for formatting and reliability? The FA nomination is here. I usually wait for the FA coordinators to make a request at the project's talk page, but I want to get pass the image/source procedures as quickly as possible, so I can focus on other issues. Thanks in advance.--Retrohead (talk) 23:04, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your support[edit]

Peace dove.svg Peacemaker67 RfA Appreciation award
Thank you for participating and supporting at my RfA. It was very much appreciated, and I am humbled that the community saw fit to trust me with the tools. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:13, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Nimrod (computing)[edit]

Wondering if you can tick off this one? It looks like it doesn't need a QPQ, so hopefully an easy affair! Jolly Ω Janner 06:04, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Hawkeye7 (talk) 07:35, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-06[edit]

18:58, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 February 2016[edit]

DYK for X-10 Graphite Reactor[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Landing at Lae[edit]

Are you keen to take this to GAN? If you are, I will put in the nom as a co-nom. Cheers, AustralianRupert (talk) 01:28, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Sure. I thought the entire Huon Peninsula campaign could become a Good Topic, but we are still a couple of articles short. Hawkeye7 (talk) 01:52, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
G'day, I'll have a go at improving Battle of Finschhafen, but I might have to try to get a few books from the library, so it could take a while. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 02:06, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
I was intending to have a go at it too, but I am still bogged down on the landing at Scarlet Beach. My idea was the Battle of Finschhafen would cover everything between Scarlet Beach and Sattelberg. Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:38, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes, that sounds like a good idea. Cheers, AustralianRupert (talk) 03:39, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Excellent job on theX-10 reactor! Thanks for your countless articles on the Manhattan project. Afernand74 (talk) 15:26, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

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Battle of Wareo[edit]

G'day, Hawkeye, I was thinking of taking Battle of Wareo to GA next as part of the effort to get all the Huon Peninsula battle articles to GA. One concern I have, though, is the Japanese logistics section, which seems quite limited. I wonder if you have anything that you would like to add to the article before I nominate it. It was many years ago that I worked on it last, so I will need to get my head back into the article over the next week or so. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 10:53, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

Sure. I have plenty of information on this. Hawkeye7 (talk) 10:58, 27 February 2016 (UTC)
Cheers, hope you are having a good weekend. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 11:11, 27 February 2016 (UTC)
G'day, Hawkeye, I've nommed this for GAN now with you as a co-nom. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 09:46, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
G'day, Hawk, not sure if you are still keen on working on the Wareo and Finschhafen articles, but I have the Coates book for another couple of weeks or so, then I have to return it, unfortunately...I also have to go away for a week or so with work at the end of next week. If you have the time, Wareo still needs a bit of work regarding logistics, and Finschhafen...well, I'm completely out of my depth and it probably needs a considerable effort to bring it up to GA. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 12:41, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

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Re:Pronunciation[edit]

I'll be glad to help you, if you tell me the correct pronunciation. Let me see: it's pronounced as if spelled Deevers, isn't it? Italy.png イヴァンスクルージ九十八 (会話) Italy.png 20:56, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

Oh, wait, sorry; I saw it later :) Italy.png イヴァンスクルージ九十八 (会話) Italy.png 20:58, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
Done! Happy I could be helpful!! Italy.png イヴァンスクルージ九十八 (会話) Italy.png 21:02, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

Australian sports[edit]

I'd like to find someone to help with TFAs on Australian sports (such as Wikipedia:Today's featured article/March 18, 2016). Any suggestions? - Dank (push to talk) 03:46, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Sure. I can help you with that. Hawkeye7 (talk) 08:45, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
Great, give it a few whacks. We're aiming for roughly 1150 characters in the text the readers see (not counting "Full article" and below); this page gives you a character counter. - Dank (push to talk) 13:15, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
That's 1409 characters, I usually aim for 1150, I'll have a look now. - Dank (push to talk) 18:27, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
1171 according to the counter. Face-smile.svg Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:46, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

Your corruption of article on John von Neumann[edit]

You have made many changes to the article John von Neumann, including adding statements directly contradicted by the cited sources and removing statements supported by cited reliable sources. I reverted two changes, then realized how many other problems you had introduced. I do not know what your purpose is, but this is really an extraordinary harm that you have made.
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The purpose was to properly reference the article. Nothing properly referenced was removed. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:50, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
Then use "citation needed". Additionally, making up a story about the cause of his divorce, etc., does not fall under "properly reference the article".
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Never. I have supplied references. And the text has a reference. Did you check the reference? Hawkeye7 (talk) 00:29, 7 March 2016 (UTC)
[76] No idea about the other problems, but at least about the divorce the IP is correct, the source does not support your statement that the car crash had anything to do with the divorce. Fram (talk) 10:04, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

You can readily confirm that the book does not attribute the divorce to the car accident, but rather to Mariette wanting to party more: page 172 and following. Additionally, the book does not state that they had two parties per week, at least not on the pages cited.

Those are two examples of false claims that you have added to the article. An example of a true claim that you removed from the article is that von Neumann was fluent in Greek.[77] That von Neumann did know Greek is stated in the same book: page 48.

True, but the following sentence was about the professor of Byzantine history, and I couldn't find it in the reference given, or in Macrae. So I removed it while I went looking for it. I did eventually find it somewhere else, but forgot to put it back into the article. Now I guess I need to find it again, unless you happen to have a source. Hawkeye7 (talk) 10:12, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
The "Professor of Byzantine History" thing is in the source given (Life magazine)[78], but as it there is said that he made the statement "jokingly", that part is better left out. Fram (talk) 10:22, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
That's it!!! Thanks for that. I remember now. That's why I didn't put it back in. Hawkeye7 (talk) 11:01, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
Macrae also says that the rest of the family denies that Johnny and Max could converse in ancient Greek at age six. So I thought it best to leave that whole sentence out. Hawkeye7 (talk) 06:58, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
Macrae does not say that the rest of the family denies that he knew Greek. Rather, Macrae says that the rest of the family denies that Johnny "converse[d] at the lunch table with his father in [Greek]" and the rest of the family did not understand; perhaps such conversations occurred only a few times and the rest of the family did not recall. The same page tells that his father instilled in him a love a Greek (and that Greek was a required subject in high school). A google search readily turns up other reliable sources: e.g. [79] which cites Poundstone (1993)—which is already cited in the article. 81.158.250.223 (talk) 00:15, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

I have now looked at five of your edits and found three in serious error. 81.158.250.223 (talk) 22:26, 7 March 2016 (UTC) s.

You have now repeatedly demonstrated that your edits to the article should not be relied upon. What should be done? There seem to be two approaches: either someone needs to go through all your edits, checking each individually, or the article needs to be reverted to what it was before you started editing it. 81.158.250.223 (talk) 00:15, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

The article is up for review, so the former will occur. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:47, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

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Nafziger[edit]

[94] I downloaded it from carl, it looks like a RS but I'm unsure how much to include in OOB articles, since some of the pdfs are 20 pages long. Is there a rule of thumb or a WP: on OOBs? Regards Keith-264 (talk) 03:43, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Wow. What a source. I don't know of any rules about OrBats. I would toss it all in. Hawkeye7 (talk) 04:05, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, I've seen individual pdfs from it but never realised that they were part of this. I shall fill my boots. RegardsKeith-264 (talk) 04:12, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Wikiproject Military History is pretty good[edit]

I visited a bunch of WikiProject Military History articles and they are pretty good. :D Winterysteppe (talk) 01:56, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Suicide in the Trenches[edit]

Hi Hawkeye, I kind of hate to say this, but there was still one good-faith delete vote in that AfD. I'm not sure it can really be speedily closed. Take a second look, please? LadyofShalott 01:00, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

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Manhattan Project[edit]

H, I see you're into the Manhattan Project. Too bad we have a minor disagreement about a comma. Both of my wife's parents worked on the Manhattan Project. See Larned B. Asprey, where you can see me, second from left, in the photo I took with self-timer. My mother-in-law is still sharp, if you need someone with recollection from Met lab days. She gave a speech about that time when she got the Walter H. Zinn Award in 2005. Dicklyon (talk) 04:01, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Only a minor disagreement. No big. You are the fourth family member of an Atomic pioneer to contact me. I have written or improved about 100 articles related to the Manhattan Project, bringing a dozen or so all the way to featured status, including the main article. There were lots of biographies. Some are famous; some ought to be famous, but are not; and some are obscure. Isidor Isaac Rabi is currently a featured article candidate. Drop by and post a review. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:51, 20 March 2016 (UTC)
I added an infobox, some references and some commas, harmonised the date format, and repaired some link rot. Sent the article of for a MilHist B class assessment. Changes are here. As always, revert anything you don't like. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:02, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

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Take a look at Chicago Pile-1[edit]

Seen as you've done the lions share of work on the article, I thought it best to run this edit that I've made, by you. Essentially, prior to this edit, the article suggested that the rod removal was done by hand, however the reference below suggests that in the final moments it was not in fact done by hand. So I was wondering if you could clarify this ambiguity?

Richard Fox, who made the control-rod mechanism for the pile, remarked that the manual speed control that the operator had over the rods was simply a variable resistor, controlling an electric motor that would spool the "clothesline" wire over a pulley that also had two lead weights attached to ensure it would 'fail-safe' and return to its zero position when released.[1]

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Battle of Kaiapit[edit]

Was just having a look at ANZAC Day and saw you've got a rather nice Australian Military History today's featured article set for it. Nice work! I had hoped for a good Australian MILHIST article to pair with a Maori Battalion image I prepared for POTD. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:11, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

That sounds great! Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:22, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

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Hey! relatively new editor here. I wanted to comment on the military history WikiProject. I think its one of the best and biggest one. Perhaps even more extensive than others. Looks good. Quite expansive. I'll be ha ppy to just read through everything. DesertGrass (talk) 04:09, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you! Enjoy! Hawkeye7 (talk) 08:24, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

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Lede structure[edit]

H, I don't think that saying "The Metallurgical Laboratory or 'Met Lab' was the code name ..." makes any sense. You need to either use the term or refer to it (see Use–mention distinction), but this mixes them up. You could say "Metallurgical Laboratory or Met Lab was the code name", or you could say "The Metallurgical Laboratory or 'Met Lab' was part of ...". Yes? Dicklyon (talk) 02:23, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

I have no idea what you're talking about. @Dank: Paging the expert. Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:13, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
I get what you're saying, Dick, but I have a hunch it's not going to fly, because Wikipedians (at least the ones who write FAC-level history articles) aren't used to starting an article that way. Fortunately, the article is currently at A-class (Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Metallurgical Laboratory) ... float the idea there and we'll see if it sinks or swims. (P.S. Yes that was a humorous exercise in mixed metaphors.) - Dank (push to talk) 12:12, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
Actually, starting an article that way is not very common, and is often fixed by wikignomes. I think there's something in the MOS about it.. I'll look. Dicklyon (talk) 17:53, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
Agreed, Dick. What I'm saying is that "X was the code name" is a less common way to start one of the articles I normally copyedit, regardless of whether X is italicized or not. FWIW, my call would be "The Metallurgical Laboratory was part of" or "The Metallurgical Laboratory of the (whatever) was part of". - Dank (push to talk) 18:02, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

I made an edit; see if you like it, and chip in at conversation I started at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#Use versus mention in lede sentences. Dicklyon (talk) 18:38, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

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Arthur MacArthur, Sr.[edit]

The Library of Congress, the U.S. Federal Judicial Center, the Wisconsin Historical Society, MacArthur's own tombstone, and other reputable sources all give his birthdate as 1815. Care to rethink your edit? 32.218.34.11 (talk) 21:39, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:05, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 12, 2016[edit]

Hawkeye, I'll start work on this one today. You nominated the article at WP:FAC. - Dank (push to talk) 14:23, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

A great edit, thanks. Sorry for the mixup. - Dank (push to talk) 21:53, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

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This is the article before I began updating it in May. It was already there. In fact, it was in the oldest version of the article from 1 June 2007. It is possible that it did absorb the Quebec Agreement article at that point, given that it was inserted into that article in November 2005. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:19, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
Okey dokey, looks like it was a false positive. Sorry for the mistake. — Diannaa (talk) 23:23, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
I ran an automated search, and it looks like I did lift four sentences from another article I wrote, British contribution to the Manhattan Project, which I have acknowledged on the talk page. Hawkeye7 (talk) 00:17, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
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I have done so. I think what happened with the Quebec Conference material is that I moved another paragraph, and it thought that the material was new. Hawkeye7 (talk) 23:39, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

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And Gower quotes who?[edit]

If she quotes Baxter on anything it is not a RS. You as a supposed historian should know this.Juan Riley (talk) 23:27, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

Margaret Gowing was the official historian. She is a reliable source. Hawkeye7 (talk) 23:43, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
She was, yes, an "official" historian. Which means she was paid to be official. Where does she say someone other than Baxter told her he was invited back by Groves? Without that just a government sponsored questionable source. No? Juan Riley (talk) 23:47, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
An official historian is given access to the documents, which have not yet been opened to the public. The original manuscript is footnoted with the documents used as references, similar to the Wikipedia. If you have the required security clearance under the Official Secrets Act, you can go to the Public Record Office in Kew and get the manuscript. You can then request the file containing the footnoted document, which is probably a formal request from Groves to Wallace Akers. Hawkeye7 (talk) 00:06, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
Ah now 'tis all secret? Sorry I tried to discuss matters as if you were a real historian. Nothing of this material would be subject to security clearances. (Psst I have one.) Will dissect your article on the factotum in the coming days. Have a nice day. Juan Riley (talk) 00:15, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
Please think about your reputation before you proceed further. Juan Riley (talk) 00:18, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
If anyone has to worry about their reputation, I don't think it's Hawkeye. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 15:16, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

British contribution to Manhattan project.[edit]

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Main page[edit]

Excellent article yesterday - many thanks. Ignore the self-appointed "experts" (even those who claim to be so important as to have "security clearance"): it's a very good piece of work. Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 12:06, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

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Backlog Drive[edit]

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John von Neumann...[edit]

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Not necessarily disputing your revert of that comment, as I personally am opposed to IPs being involved in discussions of this kind. However, I cannot find anything in the reassessment instructions saying it is only for registered users, only that closing is only for registered users. Can you point to where that's stated? Not seeing anything at Wikipedia:Good article reassessment/guidelines. Thanks. Coretheapple (talk) 14:47, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

It says you have to be "logged in". The reasoning is that a GAR is a workshop where we attempt to repair whatever is wrong with the article. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:46, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
I saw that. It is says "use the community reassessment process if you are logged in." That's a clear reference to starting a reassessment. It's not a ban on participation. There should be a ban (ANI too) but there is not. Coretheapple (talk) 21:59, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

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Jack Verge[edit]

Hi there.... Jack Verge, which you passed for GA, is currently a FAC. If you have the opportunity to review it, I would be extremely grateful. FunkyCanute (talk) 10:41, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

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British pounds (£) to US dollars ($)[edit]

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Also, I attempted to edit the template Template:Convert to reflect the currency conversion information you provided me (perhaps a note like "For currency conversion into US dollars, please see Template:To USD" under a heading like "Currency conversion to US dollars") but, despite my additional rights, I cannot edit this template (no surprises here...). If you have template edit rights, you might want to add the link you gave me (Template:To USD) into the documentation area of the Template:Convert template, as I found it very useful and suspect other editors may find it useful too. Thanks.Mercy11 (talk) 18:58, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

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Great! Nice to have people like you in the "staff". Mercy11 (talk) 02:18, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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HMS Aquilon[edit]

Thanks for reviewing this, it's much appreciated. Just checking what the referencing gaps are, as I may have underdone the multi-sentence citations. If it's the table, would it be preferable for me to add a reference for each line, or for each field (this last might be overkill).

Am idly keen to get this to B so am happy to go back through and add more reference points as required. -- Euryalus (talk) 09:03, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

You don't need a reference for each line, just each paragraph. At the moment the Caribbean service and Peace and decommissioning sections have unreferenced sentences at the end. Hawkeye7 (talk) 11:12, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
Sorry about that - a consequence of using one ref for two sentences, then forgetting I'd done it when moving paragraphs around. Should be fixed now. -- Euryalus (talk) 15:31, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Prep building[edit]

"I've charged three more prep areas". Thank you. You make it look so easy. Yoninah (talk) 09:14, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

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Your articles are such a pleasure to read, thank you! Incredible work. Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 08:11, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

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Apollo astronaut pages[edit]

Hey there Hawkeye! Awhile back, for some reason (probably stemming from the Apollo program article) I stumbled across your userpage. I liked the boxes that you had for various categories, and then noticed the astronaut pages. I work in aerospace and have a strong interest in improving the Apollo era astronaut articles. I took your info boxes, updated them, and put them on my userpage. My plan was for users to sign up for individual astronauts with the goal of improving their articles to a minimum of B-class.

By chance, you happened to assess the first of those articles!

I was hoping for your advice on how I should continue with this. I am relatively new to Wikipedia. I was planning on including it as a subpage on WikiProject Spaceflight, but the project is pretty inactive. I can't really add it to MilHist because not all of them were pilots (although its pretty close...).

Have any thoughts for how I could proceed with this? Let me know, thanks!

Kees08 (talk) 23:30, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Long ago I intended to bring them up to Good Topics. The boxes are the ones used for Good Topic nominations. I did more than assess one; I brought Alan Shepard up to Good Article status. If you would be willing to co-nominate it with me, we could send it to FAC. I am willing to collaborate on projects like this. While WikiProject Spaceflight is pretty inactive, it would be best to locate it there, as that would be the most likely spot for someone else to find it. I am willing to sign up to do Gus Grissom. Hawkeye7 (talk) 02:46, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
I would be willing to collaborate on that effort. I didn't even know Good Topics were a thing....if there is a better format for me to use let me know.
I have located the page on WikiProject Spaceflight. I think I have Gus under my name because I just grabbed the Purdue astronauts, but you are more than welcome to put your name there.
I'll do a bit of light recruiting by looking at what users have been editing astronaut articles. Should be able to make a pretty big impact with this project! Feel free to edit the project page with any of your thoughts or suggestions, I did the best that I could but again am pretty new to editing. As a side note, I have been finding citations for the Apollo Program article off and on, but that has been quite the project. Hopefully I can close that out soon. Cheer! Kees08 (talk) 03:34, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
No worries. I'll take Scott Carpenter instead. Hawkeye7 (talk) 07:25, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
Roger that, I have moved the page to WikiProject Spaceflight and it is now located here Kees08 (talk) 06:09, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Rita Harradence[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 20 June 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Rita Harradence, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Rita Harradence and her husband synthesised penicillamine? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Rita Harradence. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Rita Harradence), 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 // 00:01, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-25[edit]

19:14, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Montreal Laboratory[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Margaret Gowing[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-26[edit]

15:42, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

DYK for K-25[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 28 June 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article K-25, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the K-25 gaseous diffusion plant was once the largest building under one roof in the world? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/K-25. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, K-25), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 19:38, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Margaret Gowing[edit]

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WWI directory and Bugle articles[edit]

Hi there. You may have already seen my note on the MilHist talk page, but I am sending this short note to the regular writers and the editors of The Bugle to point them to a WWI projects directory that I've started (in my userspace for now). Would you be able to look and see if there is anything you might be able to add or advice on what is most useful? You'll note that I've pulled together WWI-related book reviews (I think you wrote some of them), so please feel free to add to that if I missed any (plus any more that get written in the future). Carcharoth (talk) 22:24, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Four years ago ...
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people in sports and battles
... you were recipient
no. 171 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:46, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for today's Silverplate! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:54, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 July 2016[edit]

Tech News: 2016-27[edit]

19:45, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

QBQ?[edit]

Hi, Thanks for looking over my DYK nom. My only quick question is what is QPQ? It's been a while since I've done a DYK. :) Couldn't find any info on that page either. Andrzejbanas (talk) 12:21, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

See WP:DYKRULES: For every nomination you make you must review one other nomination (unrelated to you)— this is called quid pro quo or QPQ.
So you need to review someone else's nomination. Hawkeye7 (talk) 01:37, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXIII, July 2016[edit]

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If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 12:45, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination[edit]

Hi Hawkeye, If you think that List of public art in the City of Sydney is now resolved enough to have its DYK nomination restored, could you please do that and request the afternoon of Thursday August 4 (Sydney time)? I will continue adding geocodes to it and of course, there are more items that can be added to the list in future. Thanks! Whiteghost.ink (talk) 13:10, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

I have posted to the DYK nomination page why I think this would not be appropriate. It's best if someone else reviews the article at this point. Thank you for your understanding. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:47, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Margaret Gowing[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 9 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Margaret Gowing, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Margaret Gowing became the University of Oxford's first professor of the history of science, despite not having a degree in history or science? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Margaret Gowing. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Margaret Gowing), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:49, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-28[edit]

15:14, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Writer's barnstar for you![edit]

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I think Richard Feynman was awesome, I have three of his books plus the Gribbin biography. Such a worthy project! — Diannaa (talk) 03:23, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 29, 2016[edit]

Also pinging the co-nom, Reedmalloy. How does the TFA text look? - Dank (push to talk) 22:54, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Should we say that Bockscar is the one pictured? Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:59, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
Sounds good. Done. - Dank (push to talk) 00:04, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Brendan Finucane[edit]

Thanks. I'll be able to have a look next week. Dapi89 (talk) 15:22, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-29[edit]

12:01, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 21 July 2016[edit]

Template:Did you know nominations/Madeline Groves[edit]

Hawkeye7, this was initially requested to be saved for the Olympics, but the date you eventually specified, 9 September, is well after the Olympics will be over. Did you perhaps mean 9 August, which appears to be one of the swimming competition dates? Please let me know here; I can move it if so. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:06, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Oops. Wrong Athlete. I mean 7 August. Sorry bout that. Hawkeye7 (talk) 02:25, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Jane Hamilton Hall[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 22 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jane Hamilton Hall, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Jane Hamilton Hall oversaw the construction of the Clementine, the world's first fast reactor, the first to be fueled by plutonium and the first to use a liquid metal coolant? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jane Hamilton Hall. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jane Hamilton Hall), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 15:16, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Quarterly Milhist Reviewing Award[edit]

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On behalf of the Milhist coordinators, you are hereby awarded the Milhist reviewing award (1 stripe) for reviewing a total of 3 Milhist articles during the period March to June 2016. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:27, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Keep track of upcoming reviews. Just copy and paste {{WPMILHIST Review alerts}} to your user space

James Whiteside McCay[edit]

Ranks may not be hyphenated today, but they were most certainly hyphenated when McCay was alive and the rank he held was Lieutenant-General, not Lieutenant General; they actually knew how to spell then! We do not do revisionism here. It would be like calling a WWI Brigadier-General a Brigadier because "that's what they're called now". -- Necrothesp (talk) 01:00, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

The article is written in Australian English, per the Commonwealth Style Guide. Hawkeye7 (talk) 06:35, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
Did you actually read what I wrote? I'm not disputing that Australia (and indeed Britain) spell it without a hyphen now. We don't revise terms to their modern equivalent. I have raised the issue on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Military history. -- Necrothesp (talk) 14:34, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
A brigadier is not the same rank as a brigadier general. Hawkeye7 (talk) 06:35, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
It is an entirely equivalent rank. Brigadier-General was abolished and replaced by Colonel-Commandant, which was itself abolished and replaced with Brigadier. The only difference was in the rank insignia and the lack of general officer status. As I'm sure you're fully aware, Commonwealth brigadiers are considered to rank alongside non-Commonwealth brigadier generals. -- Necrothesp (talk) 14:34, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Neo-Nazi publications[edit]

Would you care to enlighten me why you think, Neo-Nazi publications (e.g. Range, Kurowksi, Schaulen) are needed in WWII articles? ÄDA - DÄP VA (talk) 06:34, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi, I've pinged you about these two books earlier today: please see Talk:List_of_Knight's_Cross_of_the_Iron_Cross_recipients_(Schu–Sz). K.e.coffman (talk) 06:33, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
Mass changes require an RfC. You need to secure consensus for them. Take it to WP:MILHIST. Hawkeye7 (talk) 06:38, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
Not a policy or a guideline I'm aware of. Please also see: WP:NOCONSENSUS. These books are not used for citations, so the onus is on those who advocate the inclusion of the disputed sources in the articles. K.e.coffman (talk) 06:40, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
Fair enough. Go ahead, citing WP:FURTHER as the reason, so long as they are only used in the Further Reading section. Hawkeye7 (talk) 07:22, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
This has been discussed ad nauseam, so there is no need for another RfC. The removal is merely quality control or implementation Of WP:REFSPAM. ÄDA - DÄP VA (talk) 06:43, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
You're saying that they were inserted by a spammer? That would be a valid reason, but I'm not seeing that. In the page above, they were inserted by MisterBee, one of our best and most highly regarded editors, back in 2007. Hawkeye7 (talk) 07:22, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
I did not say that anyone in particular is a spammer. I have pointed out the problematic nature of the source some time back. The general consensus was not to use them if possible. No matter why and by whom they were introduced into the articles at the first place, they are not RS and therefore should be removed unless there is a good reason to do so. In the recent drive to remove non-RS, I was careful not to remove them, if they were used for inline citations. Now, for what ever reason MisterBee used publications not meeting RS criteria is a mystery to me, the result is - in fact - a considerable amount of spam in German WWII biographies. ÄDA - DÄP VA (talk) 16:57, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
May point you to a relevant section of my user page for some background? Please see: Vandal's Cross of the Iron Cross in Gold with Swords and Diamonds. K.e.coffman (talk) 07:31, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Would you self revert please? Separately re: "so long as they are only used in the Further Reading section", if these sources were used for citations, would an RfC be required to remove these sources and citations? K.e.coffman (talk) 22:54, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Done. Hawkeye7 (talk) 23:21, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, but it looks like not all of them got done. Could you address this? K.e.coffman (talk) 01:54, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
Not if it was done individually, and the source was replaced with another. On any mass edit, we expect to find an edit text referring to the decision or policy. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:58, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
Re "if the source was replaced with another" — what if a neo-Nazi source was the only one available, such as Franz Kurowski at Otto Kittel article? K.e.coffman (talk) 23:01, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
They must have used some source. Replace with their original source. Hawkeye7 (talk) 23:21, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
"Replace with their original source" appears to be a suggestion that an editor procures a neo-Nazi source in question so that they could look up the sources this publication used. Is that correct?

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Hi, in you are unfamiliar with this aspect of German WWII historiography, these two threads from the MilHist archives are good for background:

It's hard for English speakers to understand the intricacies of the German publishing scene, to see which books are reliable sources and which come from dubious authors and publishers, so the threads above provide a good overview. I've also been collecting right-wing German publishers on my user page. Here's the link for reference:

I've only become aware of this fringe space once I started doing research for the HIAG (Waffen-SS lobby group) article. Hope this helps! K.e.coffman (talk) 03:46, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Barak Mizrachi[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 24 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Barak Mizrachi, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Barak Mizrachi represented Australia at the Maccabiah Games four times before being selected for the 2016 Summer Paralympics? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Barak Mizrachi. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Barak Mizrachi), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 14:17, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

References for Rabi and Von Neumann added[edit]

Done

Tech News: 2016-30[edit]

19:54, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Bot query[edit]

Hi mate, your MilHist and FAC bots continue to make life easier for the coords, but one of them could use another tweak when/if you get time: I noticed just now that the A-Class Showcase is being populated with new A-Class articles but extant articles that have since progressed to FA are still there, e.g. No. 1 Flying Training School RAAF, No. 1 Squadron RAAF, No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit RAAF, just to name some in which I have a personal interest. I guess it's the same situation and potential solution as removing articles from the GA lists when they progress to FA. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 02:48, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

I released a set of bug fixes last week. I will fix this one next week. Hawkeye7 (talk) 04:11, 29 July 2016 (UTC)