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Hello, Ryu Ike, and welcome to Wikipedia! I'm RyRy5, recent changes patroller and part of the welcoming committee. I've been editing here for a while now and I decided to welcome you since your new here. We are here to help build Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Just don't vandalize or else you will be blocked. Well, I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you are stuck, and looking for help, please come to the New contributors' help page, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any questions you have! Or, you can just type {{helpme}} and your question on your user talk page, and someone will show up shortly to answer. If you have any questrions about using Wikipedia, please feel free to ask at the help desk. Here are a few good links for newcomers like you:

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Date autoformatting[edit]

Please note that it's no longer encouraged; see MOSNUM. TONY (talk) 08:37, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

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as ofs[edit]

I agree that they should be kept until emptied, but adding 2010-2012 will only encourage people to use them (and conversely keeping years like 1910 active). If [[As of 2012]] produces a red link, people know not to use them, otherwise we'll be fighting an uphill battle... Paulbrock (talk) 18:19, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

While the old "as of" links should be removed, delisting them from WP:As of does not stop people using them, and means we can't track them as easily. However, once the pages such as [[as of 2012]] have been deleted, then by all means remove them from WP:As of, as they are no longer in use. When I reverted your edits, the pages still existed and needed watching. – Ikara talk → 18:25, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
Agreed, we need to delete [[As of x]] as well as delist them; I've left 1990,1992 and 2009 for now in case people spot a gap in the sequence and wonder where they are... Decade barriers seem a sensible cut-off, so I'll try and do the same again once 1990-99 are clear. Paulbrock (talk) 18:31, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
Alright, since all the pages have now been deleted I removed them from WP:As of again. It would be helpful if we could clear out all the months up to 2005 as well. Your approach seems sensible and effective, thanks – Ikara talk → 18:35, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

DYK congratulations![edit]

Updated DYK query On 25 September, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Rob Swire, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

-- Congrats on the article! Alansohn (talk) 07:37, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Pendulum[edit]

I'm assuming you're heavily involved with a lot of Pendulum's articles. Have you considered their allmusic entry at link? From there you can go to individual albums / singles / EPs / charts (US Billboard). Any albums that have professional reviews can have their ratings added to relevant infoboxes. If using comments from a review in an article make sure you use proper quoting.

You're specific request was for personnel on "Another Planet / Voyager", I can't help with that but I found their personnel for the album Hold Your Colour at another link.Shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 06:59, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

"Another Planet / Voyager" reassessment[edit]

Per your request for reassessment: I will do so, but remember that you can self-assess up to and including B-class: so you get to assess the rest of the Pendulum articles, in that you are far more expert in their content than I am. If you think an article is good enough you can propose it for Good Article status. From what I've seen of the Pendulum articles they appear to be Start to almost C-class. With some more effort in the Lead section and tidying up elsewhere they could be B-class.

I have self-assessed a number of my own edits (up to and including B-class) and usually leave a comment indicating self-assessment in the relevant place as well as in the edit summary.

Other editors can change your assessment if they disagree but they should leave comments to justify their changes.

The assessment grid I use has been adapted from an album assessment grid I'd seen in one of my edit's talkpage and is NOT a compulsory grid: i.e. you don't have to use it if you don't want to. I find it helps editors of an article see where they can improve (including myself).

You've seen the singles/song grid that I use but the base grid for albums looks like (for a C-class album that needs more work in readability to become B-class):

Start class:

  • Green tickY A reasonably complete infobox
  • Green tickY A lead section giving an overview of the album
  • Green tickY A track listing
  • Green tickY Reference to at least primary personnel by name (must specify performers on the current album; a band navbox is insufficient)
  • Green tickY Categorisation at least by artist and year

C class:

  • Green tickY All the start class criteria
  • Green tickY A reasonably complete infobox, including cover art
  • Green tickY At least one other section of prose (in addition to the lead section)
  • Green tickY A track listing containing track lengths and authors for all songs
  • Green tickY A "personnel" section listing performers, including guest musicians.
  • Green tickY Independent in-line references supporting major/controversial claims

B class:

  • Green tickY All the C class criteria
  • Green tickY A completed infobox, including cover art and most technical details
  • Green tickY A full list of personnel, including technical personnel and guest musicians
  • Green tickY No obvious issues with sourcing, including the use of blatantly improper sources.
  • Red XN No significant issues exist to hamper readability, although it may not rigorously follow WP:MOS;

Note: some Pendulum articles may fail at Start class (second point) due to a poor Lead section: little content and/or doesn't summarise entire article. Hence they would be Stub class for some editors.Shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 21:15, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Hesitant to self-assess?[edit]

I know the feeling, but you could start with assessing others as a good way to learn about writing better articles yourself, eventually you get less biased at self-assessment (at least, I hope I have). Also assessing gives back to wikipedia by providing editors some advice.

If interested in Australian music you could check WP:AUSMUS and specifically at their B-class articles for more ideas. There is a broad range of quality there: some are clearly not B-class, I've seen Stub dressed as B-class!

If wishing to assess articles then hop into whichever level you like: I started with unassessed ones (where I met some Pendulum stuff) but there's only three or four left there now. So I've moved on to unknown-importance with over 4500 articles. That should keep me busy for the next few years (decades?) I picked these Categories so that I would come across lots of different styles and class levels, very few had comments added. They tend to be done by starting editors or are old articles.

However, I prefer to remain an editor primarily and only do limited numbers of assessments (up to B-class): that's why I'm happy to pass all the rest of the Pendulum works over to you.Shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 23:08, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Another Planet / Voyager[edit]

Updated DYK query On 1 October, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Another Planet / Voyager, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--BorgQueen (talk) 09:42, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

As of discussions[edit]

I'm sure you have the talk pages watchlisted, but wanted to make sure you were aware of the posts I made here and here, which have further links to the comments I made here, here and here. I think you are the (or one of the) maintainers of the (relatively new) "As of" template (previously deleted in 2006), so that's why I'm leaving the note for you. Thanks. Carcharoth (talk) 09:20, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for bringing that discussion to my attention. I've left replies at the latter three locations you link to which should make things completely clear. From what I can see though you are perfectly correct in those replies, the links are deprecated and should be replaced with the template, but not outright removed. The present incarnation of the {{As of}} template actually only dates back to July 2008 when I update an older template that output wikilinks. All the best – Ikara talk → 16:47, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
Some how missed this discussion. I've said something there and said I'd tell you about it. I'm getting a bit confused with all the templates and guidelines around. Maybe you could explain the history of all this in that thread? Carcharoth (talk) 20:31, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
I have left a reply at the discussion supporting the merge (with a suggestion for a new target). With regards to WP:Updating information and its various associated templates, they are for dealing with situation when the date of invalidity of a statement is known. By contrast, WP:As of tracks all statements that may become dated. I wouldn't worry about the former project too much, it doesn't make much use of precise language and shouldn't be effected by the merger. I'll deal with it when WP:DATED is out of the way, one way or another – Ikara talk → 22:55, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Back 2 You / Still Grey[edit]

Updated DYK query On 6 October, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Back 2 You / Still Grey, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Keep up the good work! ~ User:Ameliorate! (with the !) (talk) 08:43, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Still Alive - the Remixes[edit]

Updated DYK query On 18 November, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Still Alive - the Remixes, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

~ User:Ameliorate! (with the !) (talk) 00:38, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Revert and warn[edit]

When you revert vandalism, such as you have today on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, be sure to also warn the user, particularly repeat vandals, so that we are able to deal with the problem editors by blocking, which requires warnings first. لennavecia 15:26, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. I was in a hurry and forgot to warn the vandal, but I'll try to remember in future – Ikara talk → 16:37, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use Image:Deitophobia.jpg[edit]

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Pendulum discography[edit]

If Pendulum's Hold Your Colour sold 225,000 units in the UK (according to this Reuters article]) then it must be 2x gold? I'm guessing that In Silico must be getting closer as well. Dan arndt (talk) 03:44, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

I'm not too sure about the reliability of that article, especially as The article seems reliable, although the BPI website does not show any records of certifications for Hold Your Colour. However I am aware that the album is commonly held to be gold certified, and that reference is the best we have to go on at present. In Silico should show up on the BPI site when it hits Platinum as it has for Silver and Gold, we just have to watch for it. Thanks for the heads up – Ikara talk → 14:22, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Showdown (Pendulum song)[edit]

Updated DYK query On February 13, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Showdown (Pendulum song), which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Gatoclass 03:09, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Paul Kodish[edit]

Updated DYK query On February 26, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Paul Kodish, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Dravecky (talk) 20:21, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Booming Back at You[edit]

Updated DYK query On March 19, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Booming Back at You, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Hi, thanks for the "Booming Back at You" contribution Victuallers (talk) 21:16, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

GAC for "Showdown" (Pendulum song)[edit]

Songwriting ref at "Showdown" goes to generic search engine, user then required to input song title (you didn't provide such a note). I've often had to do the same for albums or band articles but some reviewers want direct specific link with no user input required. In that case, try a specific address e.g. <ref name="APRA Showdown">{{cite web|publisher=[[Australasian Performing Right Association]] (APRA)|title="Showdown" at APRA search engine|url=http://www.apra-amcos.com.au/worksearch.axd?q=Showdown|accessdate=6 May 2009}}</ref> For future information the important part is in the url after the q= If the song title has more than one word then each space between words is filled with %20. Can also be used to give full name of songwriter in biography article e.g. Thompson Robert Swire. Hope this helps.Shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 00:30, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

I've been trying to work that one out for some time. It is a somewhat annoying search engine (I can't even get results for some songs due to the 250 result limit). At least that's one less problem to worry about. Thanks – Ikara talk → 01:34, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

According to my assessment this article is now GA. Congratulations and please consider reviewing GAC articles yourself.Shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 02:26, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Audio cover rationale[edit]

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