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28 October 2018

Codename Lisa[edit]

Hi, re this edit: nobody has usurped the account - what happened was that nobody had remembered to do this. Hence this should not be necessary; and indeed, its presence means that we can't detect other mailing lists that may need to be cleaned. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 21:48, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

Check the block log and user contributions, the account was usurped after a rename. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 21:49, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

Military Historical Society of Australia[edit]

G'day, Headbomb, I saw your request on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Military history, and have had a go at putting something together for the Military Historical Society of Australia. I haven't written anything like it before, so I'd welcome your feedback if you had a moment to take a look. I also created a redirect for the journal, Sabretache, per your suggestion. If you have any suggestions, would you mind putting them on the talkpage? Thank you. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 09:51, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

@AustralianRupert: That's a rather impressive article you whipped up! No real suggestions for now, I couldn't have written an article like that on that society myself. WP:JWG has a guide for the journal section, that's about the advice I can give you. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 15:41, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
No worries, thanks for your time. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 22:51, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Citations and preprints[edit]

Hi Headbomb, can you please explain that it's not compliant with English Wikipedia policy and practice to state that links to preprints in citations are misleading and outright remove them just for this reason? Thanks, Nemo 22:31, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you're asking me to do here. The issue with zenodo is one of copyright, not preprints. And as a rule, preprints links should not be used in lieu of free links to full versions of record, especially if they're redundant with arxiv/citeseerx links. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 23:05, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

A |preprint-url= would be useful in citation templates though. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 23:06, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
I'm asking you because I think you have good institutional memory to provide directions on the policy and practice on preprints in citations (copyright aside, which is being discussed elsewhere).
I agree on avoiding redundancy where feasible. I wouldn't personally oppose a preprint-url parameter but we don't have one and there's no alternative standard on how to link preprints, is there? (Some repository records also contain more than one version.) Nemo 23:42, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Template:Sovereign states of Europe[edit]

How would

be added to the bottom of this template? —Eli355 (talkcontribs) 21:37, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/1984 (magazine)[edit]

Hi Headbomb, what's going on with this AfD nomination that you created? You note "Bad AFD nomination, meant to RFD". However, RFD is for redirects, and 1984 (magazine) is an article, so I'm not sure what you mean by that. Additionally, if you want to close an AfD, it should be done this way, not by asking for a G6 deletion. Natg 19 (talk) 21:41, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

What I mean by that is I clicked on AFD when I meant to click on RFD. It should be G6'd as there is no actual AFD nomination worth keeping. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 21:47, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
Okay, just curious then, did you create an RfD somewhere? I'll close the AfD nomination then, if this article should not be at AfD. Natg 19 (talk) 21:50, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
See 1984(magazine) for the real one. And the AFD shouldn't be closed, it should be deleted. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 21:51, 13 November 2018 (UTC)