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A question on desysopping[edit]

Here, you say desysopping is a permanent sanction. But here, ArbCom says it may be reversed, and apparently quite easily. Were you wrong, or was there a change? I have never dealth with any WP Admin issues before. Somercet (talk) 08:01, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Two questions concerning milhistbot[edit]

I have a pair of questions for you concerning milhistbot: could the bot also track the nominators of successful A-class articles and list those contributors to help us track editors eligible for our various A-Class Medals, and if so could the bot also track FA/GA nominations in the same way? TomStar81 (Talk) 04:19, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

The Bot works out who the nominators are, and updates the A-class medal tracking accordingly. When it gets to three, it scrubs that and creates an appropriate A-class medal nomination (oak leaves, swords or diamonds). It could track FACs and GAs too, but there are no medals for these. Hawkeye7 (talk) 04:33, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
I know, how about tracking ACR/PR/FAC reviewers for the content review awards (if you haven't anything better to do)...?! ;-) Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 05:03, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
Seriously, tracking ACR/PR/FLC/FAC/GA reviewers for the awards is the most time-consuming job we currently have (now that ACRs and the Announcements page are sorted thanks to Milhistbot). ;-) Regards, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 05:10, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
That's exactly what I was going to ask: can we track the entire milhist related PR/GAN/ACR/FAC/FPC material so we can rest assured that our members get the recognition they deserve, becuase quite frankly, doing by hand (like I'm doing now) is a royal pain in my fingers. And eyes. And back. And other associated body parts that get heavily taxed during such extended times on Wikipedia. But not the ears, because I've got an outstanding hour and change collection of classical music conducted by the Philadelphia Symphony that I listen to for such occasions, and it makes these tedious works just so much easier :) TomStar81 (Talk) 06:38, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes, we can do that. Hawkeye7 (talk) 07:13, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

The Beginning or the End[edit]

Nice work, but why change the reference format when WP:Retain should apply? FWiW Bzuk (talk) 08:19, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

As to maintaining reference formats, there is no directive that citation or bibliographical templates are the "standard", neither being sanctioned nor accepted as such. "fixing the references" as was noted, is not necessary nor mandated; this change merely represents your chosen use of a style guide. Over the last 10 years, the Wiki editors who created the templates, left in many "bugs" including that of second authors, that interfere with the output of the standard formatting that a reader would see. Most of the problems stem from simply the computer dictum of "garbage in, garbage out". The vast majority of wikipedia editors are not trained reference librarians or editors, subsequently, the templates were created as an aid, but many editors are not even aware that a wide range of templates are being employed, nearly all of them written in the APA (American Psychological Association) or simplified variant of it. The APA style guide is widely used in research papers at academic institutions for the Sciences, but the usual style guide for the Humanities and in most publishing, is the MLA (Modern Language Association)/Chicago style for bibliographic notations. Since the vast majority of what I edit is in the Humanities, i.e. history, I tend to use that style guide whenever possible. The Wiki templates do not accommodate the MLA formatting, and although they can be modified to output in MLA, most editors would not be able to make those changes. What can be done is to "scratch catalog" the "tracings" which markup does allow and will format properly. Now, just to assuage your notion that you are dealing with a Luddite, I have been using templates for cataloguing for over 30 years, with the introduction of automation in libraries, where I worked as a reference librarian and later, author and editor for publishing houses. The typical MARc record template, however, was "bullet-proof" and has been in use for decades. Whenever an article has a hodgepodge of referencing problems, it is often easier to institute a consistent style. Using templates may seem like the simple choice, but, in reality, it is often the one issue that is the hardest to correct to output properly. Understanding the MLA and Harvard citation style guides is not for the neophyte or casual editor, so templates will have to suffice. The cataloguing/referencing issue may already be a moot point as I see that the article has been already reverted to a previous version. I would be happy to continue this dialogue, if you choose. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 08:26, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
I wasn't changing the reference format; I was expanding the article and making sure that everything was referenced. The article has more than doubled in size. I retained the language variant as US English per WP:ENGVAR and WP:RETAIN, the date format as MDY per WP:DATERET and the layout per WP:MOSFILM. I thought everything looked the same as before. Face-sad.svg I am not an editor or a librarian; I am a historian, so I don't use MLA or APA. I use the templates But if it bugs you, you can reformat the references. I never thought you were a neo-Luddite, although I was surprised that "film" is preferred over "movie", as movies are no longer shot on film. I hope we can work together to get the article through GA. Regards. Hawkeye7 (talk) 11:21, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
"Movie" has been relegated to the trash bin, mainly by convention in the Wiki: Film group. It figures that "film" is not the best choice, but is more adaptable in language as productions can be "filmed" but rarely "movied". The Wiki: Aviation group has also grappled with the similar colloquialisms of "plane/airplane/aeroplane" and made a similar decision to use the mainly imprecise "aircraft" default. As to referencing, the choice to use templates does indeed change the style guide from the MLA which was previously in use to the APA style guide which the Wiki templates output. I have tried for years to get the template creators to create a MLA variant to no avail. My problem with templates is that they are most often poorly understood by the casual editor and end up with some of the problems associated with EPA style such as second and third authors, date of first publication, or editions and that the author is associated with the date of publication rather than the publisher. Only within recent changes was the place of publication even considered. Trying to shoehorn media or non-print resources really shows up the inadequacies of the templates. As to what style to retain, I can live with the templates, as the GPA and GA reviewers invariably have no idea about any other referencing or bibliographical notations. For example, the use of second author in every style guide I know is written as first name, last name but then the templates treat the tracing as last, first name. Before my foray into the editing of this article, I had actually seen the film on TCM, began a few small changes but "fixed" the referencing style to "my own taste" much as what has happened again, however, since the article is not one that I have an abiding interest in or investment, my further contributions will be to assist in its development and possible candidacy for GA/FA review. As to my background in librarianship, it's a bit of Comme ci, comme ça; I also dabble in history as the editor of an online history site, and previously the editor of an aviation publication. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 15:50, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
I have been working my way systematically through the Manhattan Project articles. Most involve citing scientific and academic papers. The problem I have with the GA reviewers is that they demand a very high degree of consistency, which is hard for me to achieve with hand coding. But now that the citation template has been completely rewritten in Lua, it should be possible to add additional options. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:31, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────I understand your rationale for editing, but let me give you a "for instance". Recently, another editor asked me to "workup" The Secret Invasion which after some research, resulted in a revision of the article, much like I had done with The Beginning or the End. (Note: I have actually added more content than any other editor as per the edit history of The Beginning or the End article). Now after all that work, if someone had come along and begun to un-do the effort because they wanted to establish a referencing style of their own, I would likely be peeved, so would any other editor.

BTW, I have passed GA/FA reviews with my relying on a combination of MLA/Harvard Citation styles, I simply do not engage often in that type of work, as, depending on the reviewer, it can become a lengthy and convoluted exercise. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 02:28, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

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WikiCup 2015 launch newsletter[edit]

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The Signpost: 31 December 2014[edit]

Info for Milhistbot[edit]

Hi Hawkeye, just in case it might screw around with Milhistbot, I just wanted to point out that I've archived a couple of years worth of ACM awards to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Military history/Awards/ACR/Archive 3. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 00:24, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Hawk, it appears Milhistbot has hit this hurdle, it has autonommed Rupert for an ACM instead of whatever it is he should be getting, probably because Rupert's last award is on the Archive page. Regards, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 00:26, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Zawed's was also wrong, but that might have been because his first ACM wasn't on the master list... Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 03:21, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Fixed My apologies. I should have done this earlier but forgot about it. Hawkeye7 (talk) 04:16, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

McFarland[edit]

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Possible Milhistbot glitch[edit]

G'day Hawk. I've noticed that Milhistbot seems to be resetting CAC/PAC JF-17 Thunder/GA3 to CAC/PAC JF-17 Thunder/GA2 on the Announcements page, per this. Is there something that can be done about that? It was a problem in the pre-bot days, as ppl would forget to add a |2 or |3 after the article name when they listed it on the Announcements page. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 12:34, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

The problem is that the Bot goes looking for the latest review. It finds Talk:CAC/PAC JF-17 Thunder/GA2 exists but that Talk:CAC/PAC JF-17 Thunder/GA3 does not, and concludes incorrectly that GA2 is the current one. It needs to look instead at the Talk page and extract the page number from the GA nominee template. Hawkeye7 (talk) 00:08, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
Fixable? Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 13:25, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
Sure, but not until I get back home. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:38, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
No worries, I'll update it manually after the bot runs until then. Thanks, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 23:08, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Fixed The bot now parses the GAN template on the talk pages. Hawkeye7 (talk) 04:21, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Another opBOTunity...[edit]

Happy New Year, Hawkeye! UcuchaBot has been down for some time now. I've sent a couple of emails to Ucucha about it (among other things) but nothing's happened so I think it's time to look into possible replacements. The bot did four main FA-related tasks, namely bolding TFAs on WP:FA, adding a notice to FAC nominations by WikiCup participants, moving the "Older nominations" marker on WP:FAC, and notifying nominators of upcoming TFAs. All of these have been or are being done manually by various editors in the bot's absence but of course it'd be great to get them automated again. The catalyst for me asking now is WikiCup 2015 starting, and if you do think you'd like to have a go at replacing UcuchaBot's functions, the WikiCup check would be my first priority. Anyway, I know there's plenty of requests on your plate, let me know about this one when you get a chance... Tks/cheers, 12:50, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

HMS Emerald (1795)[edit]

Hello Hawkeye7, thanks for taking an interest in the above article however your edits have caused a slight problem with the heading of the reference section. I tried to remove the 0em preceding it but although the heading was reinstated, further problems were caused with the reference list. Hope you are able to take a look. Regards--Ykraps (talk) 15:57, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Already corrected by another editor. My apologies. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:41, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for British contribution to the Manhattan Project[edit]

Harrias talk 12:01, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

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Great job, Hawkeye, but I'm trying to keep these closer to 1200 characters, so I deleted a phrase. Feel free to tweak. - Dank (push to talk) 21:51, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
precious again! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:03, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

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DYK for Niles Fulwyler[edit]

Harrias talk 00:01, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for McDonald Ranch House[edit]

Harrias talk 00:01, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of John Archibald Wheeler[edit]

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Your GA nomination of John Archibald Wheeler[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-03[edit]

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Your GA nomination of John Archibald Wheeler[edit]

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Unclosed FACs[edit]

Hi Hawkeye, while trawling some archived noms from last quarter, I noticed these were not closed by the bot:

Also this promoted nom from last quarter:

As usual, nothing obvious stood out to me as to why the bot didn't catch them, so if you have a chance to perhaps re-run/check... Tks as always! Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 10:45, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

I will investigate. Hawkeye7 (talk) 11:12, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Found another one, when you get a chance: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/St Helen's Church, Ashby-de-la-Zouch/archive1. I think the article name changed during the review but thought any discrepancies were resolved... Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 23:28, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
    The Bot says: "FAC closed but Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/St Helen's Church, Ashby-de-la-Zouch/archive1 has NOT been moved to the archive page" Hawkeye7 (talk) 23:39, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
    Saw you picked up the incorrect template name at the FAC Log page -- not sure why that one ended up there. Tks/cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 00:17, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
    The problem is that the Bot could come along when you are working on it, so it allows this. In this case the name of the candidate page on the archive page did not match, so it did not find it. Bots are very fussy. I corrected the name of the page [10] and ordered the Bot to try again. This time it handled the article. Now that all the excitement has died down, I will put some procedures in place so these things are chased up in a timely manner. Hawkeye7 (talk) 00:33, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
    Very much appreciated, as always! Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 00:54, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Little Boy[edit]

Why the reversion? I didn't change the information; I only presented it in a more logical sequence to make it easier to understand. (If the larger piece was the stationary target, the WC tamper around it would make it critical.) HowardMorland (talk) 21:27, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Terribly sorry, I was reading the change, which was a good one, on a mobile device and must have accidentally triggered the revert. I have put it back the way you had it. Hawkeye7 (talk) 00:39, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

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Milhistbot going crazy[edit]

Hi Hawkeye, Milhistbot just removed almost all of the FAC candidates from T:WPMHA. I'll revert, though I guess it will take them away again. - Dank (push to talk) 01:16, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Hey Hawkeye, sorry mate but I've blocked the bot. It's getting on for 2am here so I won't be up much longer; if it's fixed within the next 12 hours (but takes longer than the next 10-20 minutes, by which time I'll be asleep), grab any admin to unblock it. I'm sure Dan will oblige. Don't worry about stepping on my toes. If I'm up I'll unblock it myself the minute you tell me the problem's solved. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 01:52, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
I've fixed the problem. It was a stray character in a regular expression. You can unblock now. Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:51, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Done, thanks. - Dank (push to talk) 03:55, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Had to block it again, still removing ongoing FACs. - Dank (push to talk) 04:21, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
No, no it is fine. I just accidentally re-ran the old code instead of the new. It's all about matching the MILHIST template on the talk page. Originally, it was going too wide, and matching any page that mentioned MILHIST, generating a false positive. Now I made it narrower, and it matched WikiProject Military History and MILHIST, but some articles use WPMILHIST. Could you please unblock? I will immediately re-run with the new version. Hawkeye7 (talk) 04:29, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Sure, done. - Dank (push to talk) 04:35, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Reload it now. It's all good. Hawkeye7 (talk) 04:43, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

ANI notice[edit]

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Mentioned you at ANI[edit]

Mentioned this comment in a link at ANI at Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Johnnydowns_and_blocked_user_Vegetablelasagna1.

Thanks for your wise comment that I cited there,

Cirt (talk) 00:47, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-04[edit]

18:13, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Template:Article history[edit]

Hi Hawkeye. :) This is just to let you know that Template:Article history is about to be converted to Lua. There shouldn't be any changes that would affect FACBot when the new version gets rolled out, but there is some discussion of changing some of the parameter names at some point in the future. ("dykdate2" and "dykentry2" would be changed to "dyk2date" and "dyk2entry" to match the action and ft parameters. The same would go for parameters starting with "otd" and "itn".) See the discussion at Template talk:Article history#Lua version now ready for more details, and if you could comment there as well it would be appreciated. Also, let me know if you have any feature requests for the module (it's at Module:Article history). Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 03:12, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Heinrich Gerhard Kuhn[edit]

Harrias talk 03:20, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 January 2015[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CVI, January 2015[edit]

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October–December 2014 Milhist reviewing award[edit]

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Milhistbot glitch?[edit]

G'day Hawk. Milhistbot seems to be just adding and removing the structure from the ACR "Promoted" page, rather than adding each article as it passes. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Assessment/2015/Promoted. Or am I missing something? Cheers, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 02:15, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Fixed Glitch. The Bot was supposed to create the new page, then update it to reflect the addition; but it forgot the text it just added. Corrected the Bot, and set the page right manually. Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:01, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-05[edit]

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2014 Year In Review Awards[edit]

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The Signpost: 28 January 2015[edit]

My talk comments[edit]

Hawkeye -

I have been getting a lot of grief from SummerPhD over my talk page comments so I thought I would discuss this here since I don't know what I have permission to say. Apparently I am not allowed to ask questions, as the act of asking questions is stating an 'opinion'. I can see where some of what I have said might be construed that way, but asking a question?
Regarding the debate over the atomic bombing of Japan.
That would seem to be common sense but in Ryuichi Shimoda et al. v. The State (1963), a Japanese court ruled otherwise.
Is the ruling of a Japanese court considered valid? Aside from the fact that the victims typically are the first ones to cry foul, it is not an international court and thus it's opinions are only enforceable in Japan?
Even the international court (read Nuremburg) has problems with validity due to some capricious and arbitrary decisions. Jokem (talk) 21:43, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Talk pages are strictly for discussion of the articles and not their subject. So yo cannot go on asking questions. Also, many of the answers you seek could be found by reading the articles. Take SummerPhD's advice to heart before you get into trouble. But the rules are different here on a User:Talk page.
I am not an expert on international law, but I presume that it is the same as our system, where the decision of a lower court stands unless and until it is overturned by a higher court. And Ryuichi Shimoda has been held as valid in Japan and the United States. For the purpose of the article, that is all that we need. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:41, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for your response Hawkeye, and also for presenting it without Stentorian undertones. Jokem (talk)

Third Opinion[edit]

I don't know if you are the right one to ask this, but since I have been getting grief from this SummerPhD person, I thought I might ask how to go about this.
see here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:SummerPhD

The responses have gotten more and more terse, so at this point I am concluding I need to either give up on being a Wiki editor, or find a third party to get this resolved.
Your opinion please? Jokem (talk) 22:48, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-06[edit]

16:31, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

DYK for James C. Marshall[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 February 2015[edit]

Not really vandalism, but looked like it...[edit]

I reverted your uncommented change of middle initial at PUREX as vandalism, before realizing it was probably serious. Trouble is, Herbert H. Anderson and Herbert L. Anderson look like maybe two different people. There's nothing in the Herbert L Anderson bios about PUREX, and the PUREX patent clearly shows Herbert H. Anderson. Of course, the latter could be an error and maybe they really are one person. Do you have more info on this? Dicklyon (talk) 20:59, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

The patent says Herbert H. Anderson was in Newton Mass (as the application date 1947, perhaps?). Herbert L. Anderson's bio doesn't show him ever in Mass., and as far as I can tell not ever at the same place/time as co-inventor Asprey. So let's leave them as two different names. Dicklyon (talk) 21:07, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Ah, this is definitive. Seaborg says Herbert H. Anderson was in his Met Lab group, which is where Asprey was. Maybe there's enough for an article on H.? Dicklyon (talk) 21:11, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for that! Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:23, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Pu[edit]

Hi. A stray </ref> text shows in the plutonium page. Since you are active, I just note & won't edit for now. -DePiep (talk) 21:33, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

I got them both. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:37, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

FAR bot processing[edit]

Hawkeye, did you see my query at Wikipedia talk:Featured article review/Coordination? Nikkimaria just closed a couple, that are in the February archive, so I'm wondering if your bot is ready to process them? Bst, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 23:05, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Hello. I see FACBot ran about 11 hours ago, but it didn't run through two demoted articles: Celine Dion and 2012 tour of She Has a Name. Did I do something wrong when I closed them? Thanks. DrKiernan (talk) 11:14, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
The FACBot runs FAR on a separate script to minimise the amount of trouble if something hits a snag. I think I only set it running on autopilot yesterday, so the next run of the FAR script would not be for another three hours. I've ordered it to run now while I am watching. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:26, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

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Martin D. Whitaker reference question[edit]

I've approved your DYK on Martin D. Whitaker, although I did just want to pop over to check something on one of your references. The Hewlett & Anderson ref is cited to pages 207–208. Am I misreading things in that source, or should it be 210–211? Didn't want to change it myself just in case I'm the one misreading something. Regardless, your DYK should be good to go. Squeamish Ossifrage (talk) 15:32, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

No, that is correct,. I have corrected the reference. Hawkeye7 (talk) 19:41, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
Glad I could help ... and glad that's one of the sections I picked to thoroughly spot-check against the reference. Our default editing areas aren't very similar (although there actually is some overlap between military history and silent film, surprisingly enough!), but let me know if there's ever anything I can lend a hand with. Squeamish Ossifrage (talk) 20:03, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
Well now that you've mentioned it, I have one article on a film, The Beginning or the End, which is currently at WP:GAN waiting for someone to review it. Hawkeye7 (talk) 02:17, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Notability hit counts[edit]

Hi. In the Ahmad Keshvari deletion discussion you mentioned that you ran a Google search and "got thousands of hits a plethora of images". Can you please explain in which manner you see Google hit counts as translating into notability per WP:NOTABILITY?--Anders Feder (talk) 01:25, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

They do not indicate notability. But the OP said he could not find anything with a Google search. The reason is that Google does not correctly handle searches in non-Latin scripts. Hawkeye7 (talk) 01:47, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
That was actually not what he said. He said he could not find anything on "Google Books, Google Scholar, Questia and High Beam", which are other engines than the standard Google web search you did. Furthermore, the subject's last name literally translates to "state" or "country"[35], while his first name (in Latin script: "Ahmad") is extremely common in the Middle East. By searching for احمد کشوری, you are merely hitting all the pages containing the Farsi equivalents of "Ahmad" and "country". Anyway, thanks for explaining.--Anders Feder (talk) 02:03, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

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WT:TFA[edit]

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DYK for Alfred Judson Force Moody[edit]

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Douglas MacArthur[edit]

I disagree with the text as it currently stands and, therefore, started a discussion at the Talk page. You might want to participate in it. Take care. -The Gnome (talk) 12:15, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Oppenheimer-related articles[edit]

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Ops (B)[edit]

Thanks for passing/improving the article. It's been one of those weeks where I never got chance to catch up! --Errant (chat!) 09:37, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

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Good, thank you, and excellent Vannevar Bush! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:25, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

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DYK for George Weil[edit]

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Nice job on George Weil! Cheers! - Location (talk) 02:28, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

The Utility of Force[edit]

G'day Hawk. Any idea why this one is still on Milhist Announcements? I failed it, but... Regards, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 13:18, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

It seems to be not updating the announcements for failed A class reviews. However, the daily announcements run sets it right. Hawkeye7 (talk) 00:04, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/March 30, 2015[edit]

Hi ... once again, a summary of a Featured Article you nominated at WP:FAC will appear on the Main Page soon. Does the article need more work? I had to squeeze the summary down to around 1200 characters; was there anything I left out you'd like to see put back in? - Dank (push to talk) 16:15, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the rewrite, but now it's 924 characters; it needs to be at least 1050. Should we add back the bit about where the staff came from, or something else? - Dank (push to talk) 23:30, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
I've increased it to 1,096 words. Hawkeye7 (talk) 23:51, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
Looks great. - Dank (push to talk) 23:55, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Agree, looks great! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:23, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

... and sturdy, Vernon Sturdee, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:45, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

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Pingie thingie[edit]

Hawkeye, since those pingie-thingies don't always work, I was wondering if you saw my query at Wikipedia talk:Unreviewed featured articles#Time for new list and if that is something you might be able to do? Bst, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 02:23, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

it worked. I'll try and run it off on the weekend. Hawkeye7 (talk) 11:26, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
No hurry ... I just wanted to be sure you saw it. I appreciate the help! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 13:55, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Me again! Pinging you to Wikipedia talk:Unreviewed featured articles#Time for new list. Perhaps if you were instead to email me a spreadsheet, I could do the first pruning cut (removing those from known active editors, etc) off Wiki? Bst, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:10, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

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Rowley Richards[edit]

Since we loathe each other, I don't expect a reply. But I noticed an obit yesterday in the SMH for this remarkable man. He's mentioned in Burma Railway, but that's about all. He would be an interesting and worthy topic for a new article, if you're inclined. Wrote two books, too. Tony (talk) 02:37, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

He already has some red links, but no article. I can create one. Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:10, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
That sounds very promising. I was struck by the sheer moral strength of this man—not morality in any religious sense, but as a manifestation of social cohesion at its best. Tony (talk) 05:29, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

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rfA[edit]

just as a concerned onlooker, I am a little concerned about the nature of your question on the ongoing Rfa. Perhaps you might want to remove it, or reword it to pick a somewhat different example. DGG ( talk ) 21:11, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Do you have a better example in mind? I could think of some real-life examples of far more egregious behaviour, but I wanted an one that was sufficiently borderline as to make one think. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:37, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
borderline in what sense--I would think that it was so far away from our proper sphere, that it seems to actually suggest it is aimed at someone doing this. When we talk about off wiki behavior of admins, we usually mean not things disgraceful in a general sense, but off wiki behavior directly harming WP, such as using an off-wiki forum to identify an editor. (just my personal take on it) . But there's no need for us to pursue it. DGG ( talk ) 01:21, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Questioning a revert[edit]

Not sure how "MOS Soldier" applies as justification for reverting my removal of the wiki-link from a red-link in today's feature article? I didn't ask for the page to be deleted; I just removed a broken link. I did due diligence that there's not another article for a matching Thomas Roderick in the mainspace, nor one immediately apparent in draft or AFC. Am I missing something?

It was not broken, it was just a red link. Per Wikipedia:Red link: red links help Wikipedia—they encourage new contributors in useful directions, and remind us that Wikipedia is far from finished. Per WP:SOLDIER general officers are presumed notable. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:32, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

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Prep 1 revert[edit]

  • May I ask what this was for? Blue asked me to get some queues ready. Yes, one of the hooks I wrote was there, but better a little COI than having DYK run late. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:13, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
It was accidental. I only just noticed it. Hawkeye7 (talk) 01:26, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
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Your GA nomination of Wendover Air Force Base[edit]

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DYK for William W. Havens, Jr.[edit]

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Your GA nomination of James Rainwater[edit]

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Boat Race reviews[edit]

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Hey Hawkeye7, just a quick barnstar to say thanks for the 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, I couldn't have done it without your help. The Rambling Man (talk) 15:47, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

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DYK for Ross Gunn[edit]

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Your GA nomination of James Rainwater[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-17[edit]

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 9, 2015[edit]

Hawkeye, a summary of a Featured Article you nominated at WP:FAC will appear on the Main Page soon. I changed very little from the lead section. - Dank (push to talk) 02:17, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Dan, actually the co-nominator was Rupert... ;-) Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 02:22, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Oops, nevermind! - Dank (push to talk) 02:49, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Rowley Richards[edit]

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Piping titles[edit]

Hello, Hawkeye! I didn't mention this point at your current FAC because it is purely a matter of personal opinion, on which the Manual of Style is silent. To my eye it breaks the flow of the prose and fractionally disrupts the reader to leave a knight's "Sir" out of the piping. Example: Major General Hastings Ismay, who consulted with Sir Henry Tizard, which I think would flow better as: Major General Hastings Ismay, who consulted with Sir Henry Tizard. A bit more work for the editor, but easier on the reader's eye, I think. Entirely your choice, naturally, but I thought I'd mention it here for your consideration. Best wishes, Tim riley talk 14:44, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

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DYK for James Rainwater[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-18[edit]

15:10, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Elda Emma Anderson[edit]

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Salvio[edit]

I've no idea why you said this where you did, other than I know you are a sympathiser of LB/dislike Eric etc. Instead of stoking the flames in a cess-pit, why not take it to ANI? - Sitush (talk) 10:34, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Excuse the mixed metaphor! - Sitush (talk) 10:35, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

It's not just the metaphors that are mixed. I don't dislike Eric; he dislikes me, which is not the same thing. And, as another editor pointed out, ANI is not the correct forum. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:46, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Elda Emma Anderson[edit]

Harrias talk 12:02, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Clinton Engineer Works[edit]

Harrias talk 12:04, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Joan Curran[edit]

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Support request with team editing experiment project[edit]

Dear tech ambassadors, instead of spamming the Village Pump of each Wikipedia about my tiny project proposal for researching team editing (see here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Research_team_editing), I have decided to leave to your own discretion if the matter is relevant enough to inform a wider audience already. I would appreciate if you could appraise if the Wikipedia community you are more familiar with could have interest in testing group editing "on their own grounds" and with their own guidance. In a nutshell: it consists in editing pages as a group instead of as an individual. This social experiment might involve redefining some aspects of the workflow we are all used to, with the hope of creating a more friendly and collaborative environment since editing under a group umbrella creates less social exposure than traditional "individual editing". I send you this message also as a proof that the Inspire Campaign is already gearing up. As said I would appreciate of *you* just a comment on the talk page/endorsement of my project noting your general perception about the idea. Nothing else. Your contribution helps to shape the future! (which I hope it will be very bright, with colors, and Wikipedia everywhere) Regards from User:Micru on meta.

Impressive work[edit]

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The Signpost: 29 April 2015[edit]

Kinsella v. Krueger[edit]

The fist trip to the Supreme Court has a bizarre procedural status. Kinsella did not seek cert, the US Government did (the named party in the District Court case). The bizarre part is that the Supreme Court granted the writ before the 4th Circuit heard the appeal. Especially unusual in that the District Court order was only a preliminary one. I've corrected the appropriate section and added a citation. --Lineagegeek (talk) 23:23, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Thank you! I don't know much about the working of the American justice system, so I don't recognize when something is unusual. Hawkeye7 (talk) 23:58, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Joan Curran[edit]

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DYK for Wendover Air Force Base[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Cyril Stanley Smith[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Cyril Stanley Smith[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-19[edit]

15:10, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 May newsletter[edit]

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy; and is one of several Featured Pictures worked up by India The Herald (submissions) during the second round.

The second round one has all wrapped up, and round three has now begun! Congratulations to the 34 contestants who have made it through, but well done and thank you to all contestants who took part in our second round. Leading the way overall was Belarus Cas Liber (submissions) in Group B with a total of 777 points for a variety of contributions including Good Articles on Corona Borealis and Microscopium - both of which received the maximum bonus.

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The points varied across groups, with the lowest score required to gain automatic qualification was 68 in Group A - meanwhile the second place score in Group H was 404, which would have been high enough to win all but one of the other Groups! As well as the top two of each group automatically going through to the third round, a minimum score of 55 was required for a wildcard competitor to go through. We had a three-way tie at 55 points and all three have qualified for the next round, in the spirit of fairness. The third round ends on June 28, with the top two in each group progressing automatically while the remaining 16 highest scorers across all four groups go through as wildcards. Good luck to all competitors for the third round! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) 16:34, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

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DYK for Grete Keilson[edit]

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 23, 2015[edit]

Hi, Hawkeye and User:Reedmalloy. A summary of a Featured Article you guys nominated at WP:FAC will appear on the Main Page soon. I had to squeeze the summary down to around 1200 characters; was there anything I left out you'd like to see put back in? I'd appreciate it if you could check the article one more time before its day on the Main Page. - Dank (push to talk) 22:01, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

I've added the bit about his role in development of the B-29 and B-47, which was much more important than his involvement in Crossroads. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:22, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, looks good. - Dank (push to talk) 22:27, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
Nothing to add from me. It's always a pleasure.--Reedmalloy (talk) 01:03, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
It seems a shame to run it on this day when the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima is coming up in August 2015. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:38, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Kinsella v. Krueger[edit]

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January-March 2015 Milhist reviewing award[edit]

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FACs not archiving[edit]

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DYK for Kinsella v. Krueger[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For helping me copyedit the lead in the List of United States Army campaigns during World War II. Tomandjerry211 (Let's have a chat) 12:28, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Biographies of physicists[edit]

Hi, Hawkeye7,

I saw your comment on another editor's talk page mentioning an interest in editing articles about physicists. I see from your user page you have a huge content contribution history and a lot of interest in military history, recently including the history of the Manhattan Project. In my youth I read a lot about the Manhattan Project and recently I have had a mind to update biographies on physicists who have won Nobel prizes. I have been gathering sources about some physicists, using resources available to me from the Wikipedia Library online database access program and from the huge public and academic libraries in my town. Which biographies do you think best deserve some updating? I'd be happy to work collaboratively with you on updating some articles about physicists. I've watchlisted a few of those for years, and I'm disappointed at how bad some Wikipedia articles on Nobel laureates still are, even though reliable sources about those persons are abundant. Please let me know how I can help. See you on the wiki. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 15:53, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi! As part of improving the articles on the Manhattan Project, I want to bring the biographies of all the participants who won the Nobel Prize up to at least GA level. Most have been done, but three remain: Aage Bohr, Val Fitch and Richard Feynman. I am proposing that we work through them in this order. The first two should be relatively straightforward. Bohr's article looks okay, but lacks references. Assuming that it is not a copyvio, we should be able to fix it up by adding references and some more facts (such as his death). Fitch's article has references, but is very sparse. Some rewriting is required. Feynman has an article that is both discouragingly large and unreferenced. There is plenty of literature about him, but cleaning up the article will be a lot of work. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:24, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Good. Great minds run in the same rut. I have the Gleick biography of Feynman at hand, as that was one article I have had watchlisted for a long time. I'll look at the other two and see what I can do to help on each one in turn, probably the most for the Feynman article. Thanks for letting me know about your plans. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 02:41, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of List of United States Army campaigns during World War II[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-20[edit]

15:41, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK for List of United States Army campaigns during World War II[edit]

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TFL notification[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Cyril Stanley Smith[edit]

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What a lovely coincidence...[edit]

to find you working on Val Logsdon Fitch. It just so happens that he was the great-uncle of an old friend of mine, and the family have asked me to thank you. Let me know if you get stuck on any facts or sources. Thanks again! Maralia (talk) 05:26, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. Glad to hear it. Hawkeye7 (talk) 06:23, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Not-So-Mad Scientists[edit]

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Richard Feynman article[edit]

Hi, Hawkeye7,

I see you maintain a rapid tempo of updating articles. I was very busy in my off-wiki life in the last few days, and meanwhile books I requested from the library about Richard Feynman have arrived at my home office. I've read some of the those books before, and what I plan to do now is an off-wiki draft as if there had never been an article about Feynman here before, dipping into multiple sources in turn, so as to produce a coherent, NPOV, complete draft of a Feynman biography article in my user space. I'll send you that link as I begin the draft expansion, and at some point I'll say, "That's enough," and then let you do as you wish in terms of using any or none of the draft I produce to update the mainspace article. I'm doing this because I'm curious to see how your experienced editorial judgment is applied to my effort to produce a "fresh start" draft of an article that has long had low-grade edit warring. Whatever you do with the draft I produce will be informative for how to do some similar fresh start drafts for biography articles about other deceased scientists, something I've had in mind to do for a long time. Thanks for your patience with my slower process of producing articles. Keep up the good work. See you on the wiki. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 19:00, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

I've brought Aage Bohr and Val Fitch up to GA standard. Then on a re-check I found two more Nobel Prize winners, Eugene Wigner and James Franck. So I've been working on the former. For what it's worth, I think creating a new version of the article is a good idea. When you have blocks of text without references, it is hard to tell if there is a COPYVIO, so you wind up having to rephrase it. The effect is similar to a rewrite, and I've often thought it takes longer. In common with many scientist articles, most of the minor edit warring has been over stupid stuff like whether he was an atheist (and whether this counts as a religion) and whether he should be listed as being Jewish or not. Nothing likely to progress the article towards being coherent, NPOV or complete.
With an abundance of material, an FA article should be possible. I have three books on Feynman:
Murray Gell-Mann told people at a memorial service that Feynman "surrounded himself in a cloud of myth, and he spent a great deal of time and energy generating anecdotes about himself." (Geick, p. 11) The Gribbins' book is a good example of printing the myth. Feynman's own books have to be treated with great caution. The fact that there is also a play starring Alan Alda doesn't help.(See Kennedy, J. Michael (December 2, 2001). "The Cult of Richard Feynman: His Peculiar Immortality Springs From More Than His Scientific Achievements". Los Angeles Times. ) Mehra's book is all about his science, and is packed with equations. Gleick comes somewhere in between. One of my favourite sources is his FBI file (via Wellerstein, Alex (July 11, 2014). "Who smeared Richard Feynman?". ); when the light gets shone on one of his anecdotes, the result is something like this. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:00, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for your helpful comments on sources. I have most of the standard Feynman biographies (including the popular collections of anecdotes) at hand. One more library run tomorrow should gather up some general reference books about Nobel laureates in physics, for comparison of the various Nobel laureates. I agree with you that sometimes a top-to-bottom rewrite is easier to bring to the level of verifiability expected by Wikipedia policy than extensively copy-editing an existing article. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 04:06, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CX, May 2015[edit]

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Query[edit]

Hi Hawkeye, I've been mining the copies of the Army List at the Mitchell, inspired by your comment re. Garrett at the assessment request page. I'd earlier assumed that, like the Navy List, you'd only find current postings/seniority and so would have to go though scores of issues to build a complete picture but, lo and behold, there are historical entries, like an Army Who's Who! One thing though, when researching Pollard in the 1962 edition, I found a posting that made no sense to me and perhaps you can help: "GSO3 Trg and Gen Duties 2 DB" -- what was "2 DB"? The book kindly provides glossaries of abbreviations for honours and qualifications, but I couldn't find anything similar for units, branches, etc, so this one left me stumped... Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 01:06, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

"District Base". I find the Army Lists invaluable. They really are like an Army Who's Who! Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:07, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Ah, many tks mate. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 03:34, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Reference trouble[edit]

I've made a modest addition to the Robert Bacher article, but ran into reference trouble. I am unfamiliar with the referencing system used for that article, but suspect the Pais reference I've added is missing an entry in some system. In any case, I noted you were a (sort of) recent contributor to the article...can you please fix my broken reference for me? (sounds pathetic... :) ) Thx, Bdushaw (talk) 18:29, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Nevermind - I found the problem, a dyslexic misspelling. So sorry. Bdushaw (talk) 18:50, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

No worries. Thanks for the edit. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:36, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

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