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Military historian of the Year[edit]

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For "[your] ongoing efforts to improve our coverage of the Manhattan Project and nearly everything associated with it (not to mention [your] efforts as a project coordinator and continued support in the form of MILHIST bot, and help improving other articles through our review processes etc)" I have the pleasure of presenting you with this Silver Wiki. Congratulations! For the Military history WikiProject, TomStar81 (Talk) 09:06, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
Completing the Aussie trifecta with Rupert and PM -- great work, Hawkeye. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 09:09, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
Congratulations, Hawkeye. Well deserved. Cheers, AustralianRupert (talk) 10:32, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
Seconded. Well deserved mate and happy new year! Irondome (talk) 22:42, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Happy New Year Hawkeye7![edit]

--Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 20:30, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Hawkeye7![edit]

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2016 Year in Review Awards[edit]

Barnstar-stone2-noback.png The Epic Barnstar
For your contributions to history related articles in 2016, I hereby present you with this Epic Barnstar. Congratulations! For the Military history WikiProject Coordinators, TomStar81 (Talk) 04:19, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
World War II Barnstar.svg The World War Barnstar
For your contributions to articles Calutron, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Douglas MacArthur's escape from the Philippines, Chicago Pile-1, and Montreal Laboratory, all of which are related to World War II, I hereby present you with this World War Barnstar. Congratulations! For the Military history WikiProject Coordinators, TomStar81 (Talk) 04:19, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
Nuclear Barnstar Hires.png The Nuclear Barnstar
For your contributions to articles Calutron, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Chicago Pile-1, and Montreal Laboratory, all of which are related to nuclear warfare, I hereby present you with this Nuclear Warfare Barnstar. Congratulations! For the Military history WikiProject Coordinators, TomStar81 (Talk) 04:19, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
Wiki medal.jpg The Featured Article Medal
For your outstanding contributions to the Featured Articles Calutron, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Douglas MacArthur's escape from the Philippines, Chicago Pile-1, and Montreal Laboratory, all of which obtained Featured Article status in 2016, I hereby present you with this Featured Article Medal. Congratulations! For the Military history WikiProject Coordinators, TomStar81 (Talk) 04:19, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Request for comment/review[edit]

Hi Hawkeye7. Just letting you know I have a trifecta of M2M articles up for review: Shades of Purple is nominated for GA, M2M (band) is nominated for peer review (I intend to nominate it for GA once the peer review is closed), and The Big Room is nominated for DYK. I thought you might be interested in at least having a look at the improvements to the articles, if not commenting/reviewing one. I would be most happy to review one of your active nominations in return if you like. Have a nice day. :) Freikorp (talk) 07:24, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

TFA[edit]

Thank you for the Clinton Engineer Works, "the Manhattan Project's largest facility"! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:45, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Jean Tatlock[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Jean Tatlock 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 凰兰时罗 -- 凰兰时罗 (talk) 04:01, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Quarterly Milhist Reviewing Award: Oct to Dec 16[edit]

Wiki-stripe1.svg Military history reviewers' award
On behalf of the Milhist coordinators, you are hereby awarded the WikiChevrons for reviewing a total of 3 Milhist articles at PR, GAN, ACR or FAC during the period October to December 2016. Your ongoing efforts to support Wikipedia's quality content processes are greatly appreciated. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 04:05, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue CXXIX, January 2017[edit]

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DYK for S-50 (Manhattan Project)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 9 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article S-50 (Manhattan Project), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Manhattan Project's liquid thermal diffusion plant was the only production-scale plant of its kind ever built? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/S-50 (Manhattan Project). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, S-50 (Manhattan Project)), 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.

Schwede66 00:02, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-02[edit]

19:12, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of S-50 (Manhattan Project)[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article S-50 (Manhattan Project) 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) 07:20, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of S-50 (Manhattan Project)[edit]

The article S-50 (Manhattan Project) 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:S-50 (Manhattan Project) for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Peacemaker67 -- Peacemaker67 (talk) 08:01, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of S-50 (Manhattan Project)[edit]

The article S-50 (Manhattan Project) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:S-50 (Manhattan Project) 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) 10:41, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Salt Wells Pilot Plant[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 11 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Salt Wells Pilot Plant, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that on two occasions, aircraft carrying explosives from the Salt Wells Pilot Plant were struck by lightning? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Salt Wells Pilot Plant. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Salt Wells Pilot Plant), 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.

Schwede66 00:01, 11 January 2017 (UTC)


In this diff you added a sentence:
Lauritsen pushed for a decision, and in April it was decided to use the meting and casting method.
Was that supposed to be "melting and casting"? Shenme (talk) 01:16, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
Yes. Thanks for that. Hawkeye7 (talk) 04:33, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Jean Tatlock[edit]

The article Jean Tatlock you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Jean Tatlock 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 凰兰时罗 -- 凰兰时罗 (talk) 01:21, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi Hawkeye7, may I trouble you for a favor? I noticed that you are very experienced with GA nominations both on reviewing and being reviewed sides. Could you possible review my recent review of Jean Tatlock nomination? I'd like to know how my efforts conform to the "standards", and what were strong and weak points. If you feel you'll be more candid in private communication, please shoot me a short email. Thanks, 凰兰时罗 (talk) 18:47, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
I think you did a good job. I had no argument with your suggestions, but in some cases I was unsure about what you wanted. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:18, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
Did it become clear eventually, or you are still having black spots on some of my suggestions? 凰兰时罗 (talk) 23:09, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
First of all I would like to say that the article is better for our interaction, which is all-important. Secondly, resolving problems like giving the wrong impression, or implementing NPOV invariably require another pair of eyes, which is why I put the article up for review. Such problems are hard to spot because I know what I meant when I wrote it. On the other hand, I sometimes employ the full force of the English language to address issues without noting them explicitly or to skate over controversial points by being ambiguous. Your suggestion to add the suicide note was most welcome, but I suspect is what you were referring to by "already moved beyond GA criteria". Jean Tatlock is as good as I could get it but I don't think it will ever proceed any further. I often submit articles which have been written as featured articles (although they may be unlikely to get there due to the restrictions at FAC) and reviewers often get carried away and start reviewing as it it were a FAC. Hawkeye7 (talk) 23:43, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for a more detailed explanation. I completely agree with your approach, i.e. with the benefits of a second opinion. Here is what I meant by "already moved beyond GA criteria". I believe that a reviewer should not try to impose her/his style beyond GA criteria. So, when I see an issue, I'm often tempted to fix it in a particular way that is congruent with my style. However, I remind myself that my approach is no panacea, and the article's editor(s) can do the fixing in a way they are most comfortable with. In essence, by writing this phrase I was stopping myself from being too prescriptive. BTW I would apply this same logic to FA criteria. I think that there are infinitely many ways to write a featured article which will (a) satisfy all the criteria (b) will be enjoyed by the readers (c) will make the editor(s) and wiki-community proud. So, from my standpoint, a good GA/FA reviewer knows how to separate what objectively needs to be done from what he/she would do to achieve that. 凰兰时罗 (talk) 05:24, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Template:Round8[edit]

The current template is somewhat screwed up. One of the lines contains a break, which ruins the aesthetics of the bracket. See here. It's specifically on that third semi finalist entry spot. Any thoughts? - J man708 (talk) 03:10, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

It works fine for me but I have a 3rdplace=yes card. Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:45, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
I've adjusted your article (yes, I know) Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:50, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
I'm so confused at what caused that! - J man708 (talk) 04:21, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Email[edit]

Hi Hawkeye7, I sent you an email. Go Phightins! 04:18, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Page mover[edit]

Would you like the page mover user right? I noticed your comment at ORCP that you'd prefer not to fiddle with redirects when moving pages, and that user right helps in many of those situations. You obviously qualify. ~ Rob13Talk 22:36, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes! I feel embarassed. I wasn't aware of this. I remember voting for it, but hadn't noticed that it had been created. It would have come in handy this morning. Hawkeye7 (talk) 23:17, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for SS Broompark (1939)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 14 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article SS Broompark (1939), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in June 1940 the SS Broompark brought French scientists, heavy water, and diamonds to Britain? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/SS Broompark (1939). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, SS Broompark (1939)), 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.

Schwede66 00:01, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Bug report[edit]

Thx for the bot, it's very helpful. See WT:TFA#Recently featured again (not the part about Jan 4, the rest of it). I initially thought this wouldn't be an issue because it would be infrequent and I could fix it by hand ... and I can, but it's happening more often than I remembered that part of a title is italicized and part isn't, and I keep forgetting to do it. If this is going to be a pain, don't worry about it. - Dank (push to talk) 13:18, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

S-50[edit]

Thanks for the note about S-50 (Manhattan Project). Nice work! --Orlady (talk) 15:20, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Pioneer Cabin Tree[edit]

Were back and a full review is needed. Thank you. 7&6=thirteen () 17:24, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of John Clive Ward[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article John Clive Ward 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 Krishna Chaitanya Velaga -- Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk) 03:40, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-03[edit]

23:24, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 January 2017[edit]

Your Rio Photo[edit]

Just wanted to drop a quick note, great photo of you from Rio but if you attend a future major games event please don't post a photo that includes your accreditation/credentials. SportsMedGuy (talk) 19:02, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Mary Jackson[edit]

Hi! I saw your edit to Mary Jackson (engineer), and was just curious what your change accomplished. The edit summary says "rm annoying error messages," but I wasn't seeing errors on the previous version. I looked at the documentation of {{citation}} and still have no idea what ref=none does. GorillaWarfare (talk) 07:10, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

The error messages I got looked like warning: There is no link pointing to this citation. The anchor is named CITEREFCzarneckiJackson1958. By default the {{citation}} template creates an anchor equivalent to that created by ref=harv when you are using {{cite journal}} or {{cite book}}. But with them ref=none (ie do not create an anchor) is the default. The anchors are normally used with references; the {{harvnb}} and {{sfn}} templates create nice links to them. So that when you click on the link in an inline reference, it takes you down to the book in the references section and highlights the book. You don't need them in a list of publications, because there are no inline references to them. (Note that I didn't add one to the journal citation, because it didn't need it.) The ref=none form is in the documentation of {{citation}}: see Template:Citation#Anchored citations.
As to why I can see the error message and you can't, the reason is that I seem to have a Javascript that runs a JQuery to spot these errors called User:Ucucha/HarvErrors.js It's been in User:Hawkeye7/common.js since 13 November 2011; I guess I had forgotten all about it. It normally warns me that a reference is wrong. I should have marked the change as "minor", since it is invisible to the readers. My apologies for that.
Great job on the article! Hawkeye7 (talk) 10:28, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
(Belated) thanks for the explanation! I'll have to look into that script... Thanks for the DYK review also! GorillaWarfare (talk) 00:29, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for John Challens[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 21 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article John Challens, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the British scientist John Challens received the American Medal of Freedom for his work on the V-1 flying bomb and the V-2 rocket? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/John Challens. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, John Challens), 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.

Schwede66 00:01, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-04[edit]

20:15, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Herb Chen[edit]

Hey H., Noting your interest in physics biographies, I wonder if you might have a quick look at some point at the article I have been working on the past month: Herbert H. Chen. There are still some missing pieces (I have an inquiry in on Chen's dissertation title), but mostly I am sometimes foggy on some of the technicalities of Wikipedia articles. The Chen article is a little challenging - I knew him and by all accounts he was a brilliant and accomplished physicist; but he was struck down by leukemia at age 45 - hence did not become as notable as he might have. Cheers and thanks for all of your hard work on articles! Bdushaw (talk) 12:11, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

The main thing is that everything needs to be referenced. I have added his doctoral thesis. Hawkeye7 (talk) 19:58, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Jean Tatlock[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Jean Tatlock at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Andrew D. (talk) 18:31, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of John Clive Ward[edit]

The article John Clive Ward you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:John Clive Ward 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 Krishna Chaitanya Velaga -- Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk) 02:21, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

A belated welcome![edit]

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Again, welcome! Champion3682 (talk) 06:05, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-05[edit]

18:45, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Feynman[edit]

My only remaining question is about that photo with the Swedish PD tag, but it's not a show stopper so I'll ask it here. Given the response by the other person who said it can go to Commons, do you now agree or disagree with him? ie, should it go to Commons or not? HalfGig talk 20:42, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

The image is definitely in the PD. Copyright expired in Sweden, therefore also in the US. But I went through this with James Chadwick. In that case, another (but slightly different) photograph of Chadwick was taken at the same session, but it was published in the UK, and therefore was not in the PD. We had a debate on Commons and the image was kept. Then one of their cowboy admins just deleted it anyway. So the rule is: don't move images to Commons if don't have to. If we do have to, we can substitute the OTRS image (the one in the Physics section) that everyone else uses, but I'd rather not.
It's two other images that are problematic; the one of the CalTech bookstore and the Feynman Lectures on Physics. They are on Commons, so all we can do is remove them from the article. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:56, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
I'm no super image license expert, but I'd lean to keeping those two in the article. HalfGig talk 21:13, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for James N. Post III[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 1 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article James N. Post III, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Major General James N. Post III flew over 4,000 hours in the F-16 Falcon? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/James N. Post III. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, James N. Post III), 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) 12:41, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Carl Linnaeus[edit]

I read an article on the web that said this is the most viewed article on wiki, or at least most viewed bio. It's also a Top level article at WP:Plants. I was wondering what you think it'd take to get it to FA. Or as an alternative, who you'd think would be good to take a quick look at it. And congrats on getting Feynman to FA! HalfGig talk 15:45, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Request[edit]

This past July you reviewed and promoted the article on SPARS to a GA. Its talk page indicates this, but the article page does not. Might you consider fixing this apparent ommssion? Thank you. Pendright (talk) 00:01, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

A Bot is supposed to do that but did not for some reason. I've done it manually. Hawkeye7 (talk) 00:50, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

CSS styling in templates[edit]

Hello everyone, and sincere apologies if you're getting this message more than once. Just a heads-up that there is currently work on an extension in order to enable CSS styling in templates. Please check the document on mediawiki.org to discuss best storage methods and what we need to avoid with implementation. Thanks, m:User:Melamrawy (WMF), 09:11, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 6 February 2017[edit]

Tech News: 2017-06[edit]

19:45, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXX, February 2017[edit]

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Your GA nomination of High Explosive Research[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article High Explosive Research 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) 06:04, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of High Explosive Research[edit]

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DYK for David Hawkins (philosopher)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 9 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article David Hawkins (philosopher), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that an interactive exhibit about the life and work of David Hawkins was called "Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/David Hawkins (philosopher). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, David Hawkins (philosopher)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:01, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK for John Clive Ward[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 13 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article John Clive Ward, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that John Clive Ward has been called "the father of the British H-bomb"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/John Clive Ward. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, John Clive Ward), 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) 00:30, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-07[edit]

18:06, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

WPMH ACR (Diamonds).png The Military history A-Class medal with diamonds
For your work in promoting Project Y, Dayton Project, and Ames Project, I am pleased to present you with the A-class Medal with Diamonds. For the Coordinators of the Military history Project. Parsecboy (talk) 01:04, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Jean Tatlock[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 16 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jean Tatlock, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Jean Tatlock had a romantic relationship with Robert Oppenheimer, introducing him to poetry and politics? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jean Tatlock. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jean Tatlock), 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) 11:01, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK for High Explosive Research[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 16 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article High Explosive Research, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that whilst carrying out High Explosive Research, British scientists developed atomic weapons? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/High Explosive Research. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, High Explosive Research), 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) 11:01, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Million award for Featured Article Richard Feynman[edit]

Million award logo.svg The Million Award
For your contributions to bring Richard Feynman (estimated annual readership: 1,160,000) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 15:09, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Can you help me at FAC?[edit]

King Kalākaua's world tour has stalled after two supports and a couple of pretty hefty reviews. Can you add anything to the review? Either way, thanks. — Maile (talk) 22:20, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-08[edit]

19:25, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Niels Bohr[edit]

Hi, the additional citation that I added in the article Niels Bohr about the invitation by Lord Cherwell was reversed by you. The reason given was that it's already covered by existing link. Can you please let me know that existing link, because I could not find it? Thanks for your information.--老陳 (talk) 22:17, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

The sentence was sourced to Thirsk (2006), p. 374. You are claiming that you checked that book and it did not cover the sentence? I don't have a copy on hand, so I'll have to take your word for it. I did check Powers, and the claim is supported on p. 237. Looking back through the change history, I have restored the original source, which is Jones (1985). p. 280. Hawkeye7 (talk) 23:45, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply! Those 2 books do not have Google previews and Amazon look-insides. The source that I added has Google preview. It would do reader a service if that source can be included also.--老陳 (talk) 06:42, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Operation Hurricane[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Operation Hurricane[edit]

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March Madness 2017[edit]

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GA on Hurricane[edit]

Congrats, Hawkeye. Well done. SkoreKeep (talk) 18:57, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Oh, and I suppose that column sort on Hurricane was somewhat superfluous. Thanks for that, too. SkoreKeep (talk) 23:43, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-09[edit]

19:55, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 February 2017[edit]

Closure of Lead FAC![edit]

G'day Hawkeye7, I think my ping to you, here, may not have registered. Thank you. Sandbh (talk) 01:55, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Now that's Lead FAC is over, problems raised remain?[edit]

Hi, Hawkeye. I would want to clarify a few points regarding your comments on the FAC page so we can make sure we'll get it there the second time.

First, you have listed a number of paragraphs we needed to "find citations for." Most of those paragraphs had some---that noted---citations at that point. I assumed there could be particular claims that were sort of asking for a source to refer to, and I checked around a half of them (maybe more) and couldn't find it. I assumed then I wouldn't act unless you explain me what must be done. I suggested it then---and I am suggesting it now---that you list the claims needing citations or add {{cn}} tags. May I ask you to do so?

Then, to quote the subsequent WT:FAC talk, "I also wanted to see locations for the books, publishers for the web sites and - although I'm willing to yield on this point - ISSNs for the journals." I genuinely don't understand a few points here. First, locations? They could be helpful when there are multiple publishers sharing the same name and there's some bibliographical tradition to include them. On the opposite side, we have the amount of work needed to put those in and my personal feeling that this is superfluous information. This, surely enough, would matter nothing if I had to put them in---there was a requirement or something---but to my knowledge, there isn't. And unless there is (please tell me if this is the case), this is a "what I like and what I don't" thing that you surely could agree are not things to influence the process of a FAC. (You did not reply to my original response, and I assumed this review this one of those partial reviews that were not aimed at supporting but only raising some prerequisite points. I was unpleasantly surprised that you in fact were watching the progress but stayed away from replying and then this "unresolved" issue came up at the WT:FAC talk as if it was something we had to do but didn't.) So please clarify why this is a requirement to comply with (aside from "a reviewer wanted it," as I see nothing more at the moment).

Then, publishers for the web sites. I see you're probably referring to this comment: "FN 64, 164 publisher?" If that is the case, then I satisfied your call for no. 164. This leaves one. I specified that according to Template:Cite web, I should not have provided a publisher for no. 64 (though I have reviewed my stance on this one since, so we must be good on this now. Are we?).

And then, the ISSNs. Again, why is this a requirement aside from personal preferences? As for me, I am reluctant to spend time on this one unless I have to---I don't see the point: hardly anyone wouldn't be satisfied with a DOI and, in general, I don't want that to be TMI. One such code helps uniquely define an article.--R8R (talk) 10:00, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

  • It doesn't matter at all that the paragraphs have some references. Nobody cares about that. Everything has to be cited. Every last thing. This is a sine qua non. And the refusal to do so is an immediate failure at FAC or GAC. We didn't proceed with the next step of verifying the claims cited against the sources.
You're sort of missing the point. I have nothing to reply to this with but with what I've already written. Let me repeat myself, "I assumed there could be particular claims that were sort of asking for a source to refer to, and I checked around a half of them (maybe more) and couldn't find it. I assumed then I wouldn't act unless you explain me what must be done. I suggested it then---and I am suggesting it now---that you list the claims needing citations or add {{cn}} tags." Just saying generic "everything" does not help in a particular case.
Added. But I provided a like of paragraphs with unreferenced claims. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:12, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
Here's a quote from WP:FAC: "Each objection must provide a specific rationale that can be addressed [bold in the source]". That is what I am asking for. What claims do we need references for?--R8R (talk) 13:12, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
Okay, thank you. That was what I was looking for.--R8R (talk) 13:13, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
  • The claim that according to Template:Cite web you don't have to provide a publisher for web sites is utterly wrong. It isn't what it says at all! All web site citations require a publisher. As with the above, it either gets fixed, or the article will not pass FAC.
I was referring to this particular quote: "Do not use the publisher parameter for the name of a work (e.g. a book, encyclopedia, newspaper, magazine, journal, website)." Nevertheless, I did specify what you wanted here was done. Why are you still threatening with not passing FAC?--R8R (talk) 13:12, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
I'm only reviewing. It's up to the delegate to pass it. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:12, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
  • It is traditional to provide locations for books. It is the normal citation style. The reason is that when the book is looked up manually, the location is required. Nowadays, the ISBN can be used to look up a book, so it is redundant. It is still the style to provide it anyway.
I don't see how "the style" is anything more than a personal liking. There is no particular style we have to follow here in Wikipedia as far as I know.--R8R (talk) 13:12, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
Fair enough, but to look up a book you need either location-publisher-year or isbn. But not all books have isbns. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:12, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
  • DOIs aren't much use really, but the ISSN is just a preference, like alt text, so I was willing to waive it. It is required by other language Wikipedias and is used when we translate the article.
Okay, noted. Won't act now but will have in mind in future.--R8R (talk) 13:12, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Hawkeye7 (talk) 12:50, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

It is good we've framed the amount of work to be done clearly. Thank you.--R8R (talk) 21:22, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

March 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition, with 4 points required to qualify for round 2. It would have been 5 points, but when a late entrant was permitted to join the contest in February, a promise was made that his inclusion would not result in the exclusion of any other competitor. To achieve this, the six entrants that had the lowest positive score of 4 points have been added to the 64 people who otherwise would have qualified. As a result, some of the groups have nine contestants rather than eight. Our top four scorers in round 1 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, last year's winner, led the field with two featured articles on birds and a total score of 674.
  • European Union Iry-Hor, a WikiCup newcomer, came next with a featured article, a good article and a tally of 282 bonus points for a score of 517. All these points came from the article Nyuserre Ini, an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh,
  • Japan 1989, another WikiCup newcomer, was in joint third place at 240. 1989 has claimed points for two featured lists and one good article relating to anime and comedy series, all of which were awarded bonus points.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 shared third place with five good articles and thirteen good article reviews, mostly on naval vessels. He is also new to the competition.

The largest number of DYKs have been submitted by Vivvt and The C of E, who each claimed for seven, and MBlaze Lightning achieved eight articles at ITN. Carbrera and Peacemaker67 each claimed for five GAs and Krishna Chaitanya Velaga was well out in front for GARs, having reviewed 32. No featured pictures, featured topics or good topics yet, but we have achieved three featured articles and a splendid total of fifty good articles.

So, on to the second round. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

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John Glenn article[edit]

John Glenn's article has passed GA; do you think it is ready for an A-class review, or does it need significant changes beforehand? Kees08 (talk) 21:16, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-10[edit]

23:23, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

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Years of birth and death of N. Bohr's wife/widow[edit]

You undid (Niels Bohr 769071112) an edit by me where I added years for the wife/widow. What style would be more appropriate for this information? An individual who is not notable enough to have her own article? Should it be in the infobox at the beginning of the article? /JeppeSN (talk) 13:01, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

S-1 Executive Committee and the Manhattan project[edit]

There was no confusion with the Manhattan District. Mark Oliphant flew to the USA in August 1941. The US project was called The S-1 Executive Committee. This mission caused the S-1 Committee to take seriously the concept of a practical atomic bomb in December 1941. James Marshall chose 240 Broadway in Manhattan in June 1942 to be close to one of the main contractors. The names 'Manhattan District' or 'Manhattan Project' did not exist until then. Ref Pulitzer Prize Winning The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes. It is impossible that a project that did not yet exist could be expanded. This logic is irrefutable. Please restore my edit. JMcC (talk) 09:32, 9 March 2017 (UTC).

That's right. The Manhattan Project was codenamed S-1. The Army formed the Manhattan District in August 1942, named, as you note, after where it was located (as did all the engineer districts). The project continued to be codenamed S-1, but gradually the name "Manhattan Project" came to be applied to it, but even in 1945 you can still see documents referring to "S-1". The Manhattan Project came to an end on 31 December 1946, and its functions were assumed by the Atomic Energy Commission and the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project. The Manhattan District continued until 15 August 1947, when it was inactivated. The director of the Manhattan Project was Leslie Groves; the commander of the Manhattan District was Kenneth Nichols. The article is very carefully written to not confuse the Manhattan Project with the Manhattan District. Hawkeye7 (talk) 10:51, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

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FAC William Pūnohu White[edit]

Hello, I don't know if you came across Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/William Pūnohu White/archive1. It was closed today because of no traffic and only 1 review after a month. The quality of the article is FAC material in my opinion. I did not ask anybody (except two users) in the initial run to review it since I was trusting that it will receive reviews. Now I am asking a couple of people here and there to see if there is enough interest to renominate it again as recommended by the closing admin. I will only go ahead and renominate it once I find a few people who wants to give it a review. Please let me know if you are interested. Thanks either way.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 01:37, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

I know what it's like. Australia women's national wheelchair basketball team at the 2012 Summer Paralympics was closed for lack of reviews twice. I'll give it a review next time it comes up, although it's outside my area of expertise. Hawkeye7 (talk) 12:01, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you so much. Here is the second nomination Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/William Pūnohu White/archive2. Look at it when you can. Thank you.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 19:56, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
Do you have a fiat from the co-ordinator? You usually cannot re-nominate for two weeks after closure. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:33, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes, the closing admin Sarastro1 said "I've no problem if you want to renominate at once" on their talk page.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 22:34, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

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FACbot[edit]

Out of mild curiosity, is there any reason why the bot did not today run on the recently promoted/archived FAC pages? I only ask because I usually get pinged when it runs, and I just realised that I wasn't pinged! Sarastro1 (talk) 00:14, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

I get pinged when the Bot has a problem. The 11 March 2017 run did not complete. It may have encountered one of those database down events. I ran a debugging run today. This is a run where I set a flag and it chatters to me as it performs its work. No problem was encountered, and it promoted several articles. Hawkeye7 (talk) 02:21, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXI, March 2017[edit]

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Tech News: 2017-11[edit]

15:25, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Operation Hurricane[edit]

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FACBot[edit]

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Sure. I don't think the possibility occurred to me. I'll let the FACBot know what to do. Hawkeye7 (talk) 06:57, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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Great work on the Truman/MacArthur piece. I realize my prose could be rather severe, but I think its' in much better shape largely thanks to you. Tip o' the hat--216.12.10.118 (talk) 21:08, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-12[edit]

22:03, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Two Hearts (Jackie Evancho album)[edit]

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Another FACbot query[edit]

Just noticed in passing that this was never closed by FACbot. Not sure if it was something that I did, or just a glitch, but I thought I'd mention it as the article was renominated so there are technically two nominations open at once which might cause a meltdown somewhere. Sarastro1 (talk) 15:14, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

The nomination was closed and then reopened on the same day, before the FACBot could deal with it. I have closed it by hand. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:46, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

John Glenn A-class[edit]

@Hawkeye7: Hey there. Would you have time to give me guidance or perhaps even conominate the John Glenn article with me? There are some answers that seem basic that I do not know (like should NASA's website be cited as website=NASA, and therefore italicized). Let me know, I would appreciate it if you did. Thanks either way! Kees08 (talk) 21:06, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Alright. I'll have to do a pass through it and adjust the references. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:35, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
That would be great. If you just let me know which path is the right path forward to take, I can take a stab at fixing the refs more too. Kees08 (talk) 04:27, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
I've done one pass through it. I'll do another tomorrow. In answer to your question: NASA is a publisher, not a website. The main problem, though, is inconsistency, with "publisher", "website", "work" and a couple of other being used for the same thing. Hawkeye7 (talk) 09:41, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-13[edit]

14:46, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

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St Vincent-class battleship ACR[edit]

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Manhattan[edit]

G'day mate. I'm watching Manhattan (TV series) and thought of you. don't know if you've seen it? All the best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:48, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

Yes, I watched it. Almost of the characters are fictional (with odd takes on Niels Bohr, Robert Oppenheimer, Jean Tatlock and Kitty Oppenheimer), but the sets and costumes are very authentic, and the issues are quite real. In their misfit status the team in the series does resemble Seth Neddermeyer's implosion group, but it even more closely resembles Edward Teller's Super group. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:42, 2 April 2017 (UTC)
I'm quite enjoying it. It's entertaining but doesn't need so much attention that I can't dip in and out. I've been cross-referencing details with your articles! They do a good job of showing the strains of living under that sort of secrecy and the toll it took on family life. They also seem to be having a lot of sex (well, what else is there to do in the desert in the middle of a war!) and I'm not sure if that's a vital plot point or just a Game of Thrones-style cutaway to keep the viewer interested! HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 15:31, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

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17:53, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

WIR-YOS[edit]

[65]? Diff please to previous warning, as I've no idea what you're talking about. According to this, we've never even intersected on an article talk page and the only diff of yours on my talk page is unrelated. The article is listed at WP:WIRYOS, in the list of improved/created articles. I added the template created to add to those articles. In this case it appears to have been added because an image was restored and added to the article as part of the event. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 22:03, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

The article was created in June 2003, and I improved it to GA status in June 2015. I complained to Rosiestep about the attribution of articles that I have worked on in Esino Lario in 2016. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:10, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
Perhaps you mistook my username for Rosie's (re: warning), or assume that we talked about your [presumably offline] conversation in Esino Lario? Regardless, the template says "This article was created or improved as part of...", similar to all the other WiR tags, education program assignments, edit-a-thons like Art+Feminism, etc. The bar is low to add such banners, and I don't think anybody reads them as necessarily meaning "the lion's share of work done to this article was done via this event" (and, of course, the vast majority of non-Wikipedians never see it).
If you would like there to be a higher bar to add it, or perhaps template parameters which allow whoever adds it to specify the sort of work done (e.g. "One or more images were added to this article as part of..."), that's a very sensible discussion to have, and I'd probably support some version of it. "Credit" on Wikipedia is obviously fraught and all kinds of sensitive (as an aside, I keep meaning to write an essay born of frustration with people creating articles when a draft with the same name of similar quality already exists), but I don't think it makes sense to use it on the talk page of every article edited as part of an event ... unless a major contributor to the page thinks it takes away from their own contribution. Granted, it's probably a gray area, since I don't know that there's ever been any linkable form of consensus that these should be added everywhere. Thoughts? (to be clear, I'm not so much arguing this particular article -- and don't intend to restore it there -- as much as general principle). — Rhododendrites talk \\ 22:32, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
Each project is free to tag whatever articles it chooses as part of its project, so go ahead if you want to. And yes, it has been taken as meaning "the lion's share of work done to this article was done via this event" in the mainstream media. Hawkeye7 (talk) 23:15, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

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Milhistbot[edit]

G'day Hawkeye, I think Milhistbot didn't pick up that Kragujevac massacre was a joint nom at ACR. It seems to have credited 23 editor but not me. Thanks, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 09:36, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

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Jan to Mar 17 Milhist article reviewing[edit]

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Great work![edit]

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Tech News: 2017-15[edit]

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Battle of Madang[edit]

G'day Hawkeye7, as we look to wrap up the Huon Peninsula articles, is there anything that you would like to add about that campaign to the Battle of Madang? AustralianRupert (talk) 05:45, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

I don't have my books at the moment, so I can't do anything myself until I return in May. The Madang article is a little incoherernt in parts "which had been secured by US and Australian forces in January – February 1944 by troops assigned to the Huon Peninsula campaign". Furthermore:
  • The main problem here is that the key point - that Madang was secured by forces moving along the coast in boats of the 532nd EBSR is obscured
  • The Japanese were not withdrawing from Saidor, but from the Finschhafen area past Saidor
  • Where were the Japanese withdrawing to? From memory, it was the Sepik
  • The article should state when Madang was occupied, as this was far from obvious too

Regards Hawkeye7 (talk) 06:54, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

G'day, Hawkeye, thanks for these points. I have tried to adjust the article to deal with these points now. Thank you for your time. Regards, 08:30, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

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X-10 Graphite Reactor[edit]

I was at a bit of a loss where to put this in the FA list; I went for history, but if you want it moving somewhere else, let me know. Sarastro1 (talk) 20:13, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Tech News: 2017-17[edit]

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