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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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Round one of the 2015 WikiCup has begun! So far we've had around 80 signups, which close on February 5. If you have not already signed up and want to do so, then you can add your name here. There have been changes to to several of the points scores for various categories, and the addition of Peer Reviews for the first time. These will work in the same manner as Good Article Reviews, and all of the changes are summarised here.

Remember that only the top 64 scoring competitors will make it through to the second round, and one of the new changes this year is that all scores must be claimed within two weeks of an article's promotion or appearance, so don't forget to add them to your submissions pages! If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAN, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages. Good luck! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs)
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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)

Today's Featured Article: Notification[edit]

This is to inform you that Thomas Blamey, which you nominated at WP:FAC, will appear on the Main Page as Today's Featured Article on 24 January 2015. The proposed main page blurb is here; you may amend if necessary. Please check for dead links and other possible faults before the appearance date. Brianboulton (talk) 16:00, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

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)

The Signpost: 07 January 2015[edit]

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]

16:08, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

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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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Nomination for deletion of Template:Canberra Capitals 2014/15 Roster[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-07[edit]

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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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Tech News: 2015-08[edit]

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DYK for Martin D. Whitaker[edit]

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DYK nomination of Franklin Matthias[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-09[edit]

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DYK for Robert Brode[edit]

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