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MfD nomination of Wikipedia:TLAs from AAA to DZZ[edit]

Wikipedia:TLAs from AAA to DZZ, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:TLAs from AAA to DZZ and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:TLAs from AAA to DZZ during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Quest for Truth (talk) 20:51, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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It was a pretty good article you wrote about (Mersa Gawasis). I wish you will continue your hard work. Hashima20 (talk) 22:57, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Much appreciated, thank you! And I will keep up the hard work. --Heron (talk) 17:18, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Archimedes paradox[edit]

Proposed deletion of Archimedes paradox[edit]

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Thank you Heron for the alert at Talk:Archimedes paradox#What is this paradox actually called? showing that you found the title vacuous. A hoax like this makes our project look inept, until an effort like yours uncovers a slick piece of vandalism,Rgdboer (talk) 01:54, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

I'm happy with the proposed deletion, so I don't think I need to do anything else. The longer this article remains, the greater the danger that Wikipedia will be quoted as the source of a made-up phrase, 'Archimedes paradox', that is not in common use elsewhere. --Heron (talk) 14:14, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of CAMiLEON[edit]

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The article CAMiLEON has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The coverage (references, external links, etc.) does not seem sufficient to justify this article passing Wikipedia:General notability guideline and the more detailed Wikipedia:Notability (organizations) requirement. If you disagree and deprod this, please explain how it meets them on the talk page in the form of "This article meets criteria A and B because..." and ping me back. Thank you,

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Current intensity[edit]

Your claim at the electric current article [1] that the phrase current intensity is archaic is not agreed by gbooks, scholar, or IEEE Xplore. SpinningSpark 19:53, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

My claim was based on personal experience backed up by a cursory Google Search. I will see if I can do better. However, the previous claim that "current intensity" is "frequently used" was also unsourced, so I request that you don't revert to that until we have some evidence. --Heron (talk) 08:29, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
I wasn't intending to revert you at all. I agree with your experience, I don't use the phrase, my colleagues don't use the phrase, and, as far as I recall, I don't remember any lecturer at uni using the phrase. Just saying, there are contemporary sources still using it. More or less random sample: [2][3][4]. SpinningSpark 08:46, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
I couldn't find a citation to back up my 'archaic' claim so I removed it and replace it with a more moderate claim. Perhaps the longer form is not archaic at all, just more academic. --Heron (talk) 14:50, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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File:Plastic6.png listed for discussion[edit]

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Precious[edit]

begin and maintain articles

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Thank you for beginning in the early days quality articles such as Aqua regia and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, for helping at the reference desk science, for caring for biographies such as Albert Ketèlbey, for adding clarity, - repeating (from 11 July 2009): you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:36, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, Gerda. This award is much appreciated. --Heron (talk) 09:03, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
It comes from the cabal of the outcasts, hope you don't mind ;) - I found your name in Albert Ketèlbey, which one of us started, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:15, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Heron.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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