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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jack Schlossberg[edit]

Due to a nomination error, there were two AfDs regarding Jack Schlossberg running concurrently. Your recommendation regarding the article, originally posted to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jack Schlossberg (4th nomination), has been moved to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jack Schlossberg to merge the two concurrent AfDs. There was no error on your part; this is simply to inform you of the move of your recommendation to the consolidated AfD. --Hammersoft (talk) 14:51, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

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October to December 2017 Milhist article reviewing[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Jean-Baptiste Ouédraogo[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Jean-Baptiste Ouédraogo[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXLI, January 2018[edit]

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Greetings[edit]

Nice to see you shepherding the Italo-Ethiopian War; I've been at a dead stop lately because of a dodgy neck and the alphabet soup of potions the doctor gives me but I'm hoping to revive my Wikimojo directly. Regards ;O) Keith-264 (talk) 12:59, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Robert F. Kennedy presidential campaign, 1968[edit]

Hi: besides the RFK main article and the JFK main article, I suggested some time ago, here is another that may be of interest to you. Given this year is the 50th anniversary of RFK's death, it would be nice if at least his main article could be brought up to GA. I just do not have the time just now, to do it. Keep up the good work. Cheers, Kierzek (talk) 13:24, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

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Recommendations for your WikiProject Democratic Republic of the Congo will be delivered soon[edit]

Hi Indy beetle,

Thank you for your interest in using our tool. Sorry about the wait. We've been working on improving our tool in the past several weeks, and we will send recommendations to you very soon. Stay tuned. Thank you! Bobo.03 (talk) 23:26, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Engineer boot[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXLII, February 2018[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Engineer boot[edit]

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FARDC[edit]

Thankyou for listing FARDC for an FAR. It was overdue for reassessment and you've started that process. But if I'm going to be the only one doing most of the cleanup and fixes, it's going to ruin most of my enjoyment of WP for some time. WP is fun for me, most of the time, because I can pick and choose what I do. If I have to do mindnumbing sfn fixes for weeks on end, it might well ruin the fun. I hope you'll consider giving me a good deal of leeway on how long the fixes will take. Let's talk, anyway; maybe we can come to some reasonable compromise. Many thanks again for all your hard work on RDC and other Congo subjects, kind regards, Buckshot06 (talk) 09:38, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

@Buckshot06: I nominated this article for FARDC expecting to see it eventually delisted. The state of the article when it passed FAC back in 2007 would never have sufficed by today's standards. There is an impressive amount of info and sources here, but the prose's style is unacceptable and as I've said before there are places where directions to sources should be replaced by actual content. I'm not very concerned about getting up to the present date, as it seems most broad info about the army was last issued in 2012, though things like the current Chief of Staff and Minister of Defence should be easy enough to find. I think attention needs to be devoted to cleaning up the citations and rewriting the prose, and that will be a large effort indeed. I don't intend to "ruin" Wikipedia for anyone, and I'll happily assist you where I can. My domain is the Congo Crisis and I have a few high quality sources I can use to rewrite that section (which in some places is just simply inaccurate), including Willame's Patrimonialism and Political Change in the Congo. -Indy beetle (talk) 03:48, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Hey thanks IndyBeetle. Sure, maybe it should be delisted; I suppose that's possible. I suppose also that I'm attached to it (not surprising!!). From the Military Balance, we can do a skim update of the status, and we can definitely find the current leaders. Can you tell me what are the issues you have with the prose? What do you exactly mean by the 'prose's style is unacceptable'? I could eventually clean up the citations, but I'll have to understand what you mean a bit more before I can fix the prose style issue you identify. Please, *please* don't think that I meant *you* were trying to ruin the enjoyment of WP, for me or anyone else; you're an amazing contributor and I value your presence here greatly (eg on policing Siege of Jadotville!!) Great that you have Willame, Patrimonialism, in your personal collection - I had to find it in a library.. Many thanks again and look forward to continuing to work with you. Kind regards, Buckshot06 (talk) 05:04, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Recommending new editors to WikiProject Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

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Our system generated a list of potential new editors for your project. They may be interested in collaborating with your project members on your project's articles. As you will notice, the list contains both experienced editors and newcomers. Both are valuable for Wikipedia and your project. Please go ahead and introduce your project to them, and point them to some project tasks to start with. We also provide a template invitation message to make it easier to contact the potential new editors. Just click the invite link to write the invitation message.

We'd appreciate it if you could fill the survey to let us know what you think about our recommendations so we can improve our system.

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Swim123blue (talk · contribs) Swim123blue's editing history suggests a strong match with your project. Most articles they have edited fall under the Category Society and People, and most of your project's articles also fall under these categories. Studies have found that editors with a stronger topic match with a project tend to edit more and stay longer in the project! 2014-3-21 95 Newcomer invite survey
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Spacemarine10 (talk · contribs) Spacemarine10 edited articles similar to articles your project members edited. For example, Spacemarine10 and your project member Kaiyr (talk · contribs) edited 3 of the same articles in their most recent 500 edits. 2014-1-6 230 Experienced Editor invite survey
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Please let me know below if you have any general feedback about our recommendations. Thank you! Bobo.03 (talk) 20:26, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Odzala-Kokoua National Park[edit]

Thanks for updating the List of national parks in Africa. I'm curious if you think Template:National Parks of the Republic of the Congo should be updated as well. I submitted a request on the talk page, but another editor seems to think the article needs further updating before the template should be changed. Perhaps your update to the article helps, and I'll be suggesting further improvements in the near future. Inkian Jason (talk) 19:22, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your contribution to the discussion. User:Spintendo may not follow up, unless I re-open the edit request. If you prefer not to edit the template directly, I'll consider posting a note to a WikiProject, or revisiting the request once the Odzala-Kokoua National Park article has been improved further. Thanks again. Inkian Jason (talk) 00:43, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Can I send invitations to new members for your project?[edit]

Hi, I have been working on recommending new members for your project for a while, and have sent some lists to Indy beetle who helped invite those recommended editors. I wonder if you mind me sending invitations directly to save time and efforts of yours? Thank you! Bobo.03 (talk) 05:25, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

@Bobo.03: Thanks for the offer, but I'd prefer to have my own human discretion when making those invitations. -Indy beetle (talk) 17:57, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Jason Sendwe[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Jason Sendwe[edit]

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Miriam Makeba[edit]

Miriam Makeba
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4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008

Thank you for what you did for Miriam Makeba, "a musician and activist who had a lasting impact on music and popular culture in South Africa and abroad". I use her expressive face today, her birthday, to illustrate my own singing in defiance, - DYK ... that the hymn "Jesu, meine Freude" (Jesus, my joy) by Johann Franck and Johann Crüger mentions singing in defiance of the "old dragon", death, and fear? (March 2014). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:28, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Today, thank you for On the Mindless Menace of Violence, "a speech delivered by United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy on April 5, 1968, the day after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.. The speech has been greatly overshadowed by the famous remarks Kennedy delivered the night before in Indianapolis. Regardless, it was still considered by two of Kennedy's speechwriters, Jeff Greenfield and Frank Mankiewicz, and two prominent journalists, David Halberstam and Jack Newfield, to be one of the senator's best (it's my personal favorite, quite frankly)."! Can't be said enough. - I was just reminded of singing in defiance, and will put it on top of my user pages, following Easter consequently. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:07, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: Glad you liked it. I was hoping by making it TFA it would get some of the examination I think it deserves. As for singing in defiance, the Miriam Makeba FAC led me to Google some of her performances. She has a truly beautiful voice. And if you want more defiant singing, perhaps I could interest you in some Nina Simone? -Indy beetle (talk) 20:00, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Recommending new editors to WikiProject Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

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Here is a new list of recommendations for WikiProject Democratic Republic of the Congo. Please take a look when you get a chance. Thank you!

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Sdmoreno (talk · contribs) Sdmoreno made 11 out of their most recent 20 edits to articles within the scope of your project. 2018-1-6 20 Newcomer invite survey
Kekeo1121 (talk · contribs) Kekeo1121 made 11 out of their most recent 12 edits to articles within the scope of your project. 2018-1-5 12 Newcomer invite survey
Yalmazan (talk · contribs) Yalmazan's editing history suggests a strong match with your project. Most articles they have edited fall under the Category Geography and Society, and most of your project's articles also fall under these categories. Studies have found that editors with a stronger topic match with a project tend to edit more and stay longer in the project! 2018-1-5 16 Newcomer invite survey
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Hasive (talk · contribs) Hasive made 1 out of their most recent 500 edits to articles within the scope of your project. 2007-9-27 973 Experienced Editor invite survey
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Phailoteam (talk · contribs) Phailoteam's editing history suggests a strong match with your project. Most articles they have edited fall under the Category History and Society, and most of your project's articles also fall under these categories. Studies have found that editors with a stronger topic match with a project tend to edit more and stay longer in the project! 2017-8-15 195 Experienced Editor invite survey
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Bobo.03 (talk) 05:06, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXLIII, March 2018[edit]

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On the Mindless Menace of Violence scheduled for TFA[edit]

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January to March 2018 Milhist article reviewing[edit]

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WiR op-ed[edit]

Hi, I just noticed that you started Wikipedia:Signpost/Signpost Opinion1. Was this intended for the upcoming Issue 5 or was it for later? ☆ Bri (talk) 03:27, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

@Bri: Whenever is most convenient for The Signpost. -Indy beetle (talk) 16:27, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
Just checking in – are you done writing the piece? Reminder, cutoff for writing items for this issue is Wednesday-ish, and we are aiming to publish Friday (current status at WP:NEWSROOM). ☆ Bri (talk) 14:35, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
@Bri: I'll try to have it done by Wednesday. -Indy beetle (talk) 05:21, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
Great, I've relayed that to the Newsroom. Also, your column is moved to Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Next issue/Community view in preparation for publishing. ☆ Bri (talk) 14:54, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
@Bri: Okay I'm done with it, unless you have any final suggestions. -Indy beetle (talk) 11:26, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

Well...I have more than just African sources in mind, actually. The two I've found that are intriguing are Tajik and Bolivian, respectively:

I did find a PDF copy of the Scarecrow Press Historical Dictionary of Burundi a few months ago, but can't find it again right now; I'll give it another look soon.

Sorry I can't be of more help on Africa specifically, but I'll let you know what I find as I keep looking.

Beyond sources, have you ever considered the idea of diasporic outreach? It seems to me that we're missing a huge opportunity there. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:07, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

@Innisfree987: Sending a ping your way, as per your request. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:05, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
@Ser Amantio di Nicolao: Perhaps for now we can add what we find to the relevant Wikiprojects' pages.
As for outreach, I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. We do have a Congolese refugee community of some note. While Congolese topics are my focus I believe it would be fruitless to try and reach out, for several reasons. Firstly, most are economically disadvantaged and are not exactly in a position to be offering much help to a volunteer knowledge-gathering effort. Second, most of them (according to local news reports) speak only French or Swahili, occasionally Lingala, or only have a very limited command of English. Thirdly, there's not of cohesion among the community, far as I can tell. The Facebook group for the local community hasn't been active in two years, and most of the charities that assist these refugees are very broad-based. The only bright side is that Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, a Congolese academic with an impressive resume, including service on his country's electoral board, is a professor at the nearby University of North Carolina. -Indy beetle (talk) 01:35, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
Outreach intrigues me, because I live in an area (just outside of DC) with a number of large immigrant populations - there are Bolivian, Ethiopian, Salvadoran, Vietnamese, and Korean communities of some note, and a number of smaller groups as well. And the Fairfax County Library System offers on its website a by-library breakdown of the languages available among volunteers at each branch. I would like to see (and I should talk to the local Wikimedia chapter about this) some kind of effort at tapping into local resources like that; I don't see why we can't at the least run editing workshops at local library branches and see what we can develop from that.
Also...since it's DC, we have a large embassy community here. I did speak to someone in the Wikimedia chapter about that, once. Don't know what came of it - I should follow up. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 17:40, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXLIV, May 2018[edit]

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Thank you[edit]

I had no idea how much of a precursor you were. It was during May of last year that you reverted an edit I made on the Robert F. Kennedy article and I became curious of who you were, leading me to go to your user page. There I discovered you were an RFK fan and I didn't understand why someone that liked that person would be against adding material which wasn't negative. Since then, I've experienced a similar trend on other articles and I realized you were the first example of such behavior. So thanks for the foreshadowing. - Informant16 14 May 2018

Your GA nomination of William G. Enloe[edit]

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A fine article. A couple of issues at the bottom of the review page. Could you respond to me there. Thanks. Gog the Mild (talk) 10:46, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
Well, that was quick and easy. Not my usual sort of article, but it was so well written that I enjoyed it. If you fancy a quid pro quo let me know - I have 8 GANs queued up. Gog the Mild (talk) 19:37, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue CXLVI, June 2018[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Joseph Kasongo[edit]

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Thanks[edit]

I found your observations about the language we use to describe Western versus non-Western militaries very perceptive: thank you for sharing that. Vanamonde (talk) 08:28, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Books & Bytes – Issue 28[edit]

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April to June 2018 Milhist article reviewing[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXLVII, July 2018[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXLVIII, August 2018[edit]

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Books & Bytes – Issue 29[edit]

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A Commons file used on the Belgian Congo page has been nominated for deletion[edit]

Hi Indy Beetle,

The following Wikimedia Commons file used on the Belgian Congo page has been nominated for deletion:

Whats's your opinion about this? Do you think it is salvageable, seems to be a shame if we lose it on wiki.

Kind regards,Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum (talk) 22:47, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

@Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum: The fact that the photo was taken by CongoPresse is encouraging, because photos become PD 25 years after publication in the Congo. Unfortunately, we have no /solid/ proof that the photo was ever published so long ago in the Congo, and until we have such verification there's little that can be done. The uploader of the photo did not provide any details. -Indy beetle (talk) 02:52, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue CXLIX, September 2018[edit]

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please do not inappropriately tag articles[edit]

You tagged a featured article with over 60 references for 'more citations' - this is disruptive. Please be more careful. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.111.25.206 (talk) 08:50, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

That's because the Witold Pilecki article has many paragraphs without citations and wasn't going to bomb everyone one of them with an individual "citation needed" tag. The article itself doesn't even hold up to modern FA standards and is long do for an FA review. -Indy beetle (talk) 12:57, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
If you have SPECIFIC issues, open up a TP discussion AS REQUIRED when you apply such a template. Do you realize this is an FA article? And that the statements are already vetted? Each para does not need a cite - it is assumed that the information carries over to the NEXT citation - which the Featured Article review already did. I have removed the tag once again. If you have concerns, open up a discussion on the Talk Page. Otherwise, don't clutter FA articles.50.111.25.206 (talk) 21:30, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
You're actually quite wrong about that. Each paragraph does need a citation. I realize it's an Featured Article. I also realize it was promoted back in 2005 and last reviewed 9 years ago and would absolutely not pass FA standards now. FA status does not preclude pointing out that an article has serious problems that need addressing. As for "specific issues" you think should be addressed, here are some uncited paragraphs/ solitary strings of text from the article:
His forces held a fortified area called the "Great Bastion of Warsaw", one of the most outlying of partisan redoubts. Pilecki and his men inflicted significant casualties and caused considerable logistical difficulties for German supply lines by routinely seizing control of a strategically placed building overlooking the city's main west-east thoroughfare, Jerusalem Avenue. The bastion held for two weeks in the face of almost constant attacks by German infantry and armor.
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After the defeat of Nazi Germany in May 1945, Pilecki was sent to Great Britain as a staff officer of the Polish Armed Forces in the West
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By mid-1946 Pilecki's network had successfully made contact with Poland's anti-Soviet partisans and established an underground courier system to spirit information from Warsaw to the headquarters of the Polish II Corps in Italy. However, its greatest achievement was the recruitment of Captain Wawel Alchimowicz, an official of Poland's Ministry of Public Security (MBP), the communist secret police.
Alchimowicz provided the underground with highly-sensitive material on the MBP's covert operations, internal organization and senior personnel as well as evidence that the results of the people's referendum of June 1946 had been forged by the MBP to favor the communists and their allies.
This information was compiled into the so-called "Blade Report" and was dispatched to the II Corps in December 1946 by Pilecki. During this time Pilecki's group was itself infiltrated by Leszek Kuchciński, a former TAP member and double agent for Poland's Stalinist government.
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Pilecki told his wife in their final conversation: "I cannot live. They killed me. Because Oświęcim [Auschwitz] compared with them was just a trifle." His final words before his execution were: "Long live free Poland". The Polish government in exile decided that the post-war political situation offered no hope of Poland's liberation, and they ordered the remaining members of the Polish resistance (who became known as the cursed soldiers) to return to their normal civilian lives or escape to the West.

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your incredible magnum opus, the Lumumba Government. Fantastic work!! I've made a few edits for example to make sure that those who don't often utilize French know what a functionary is.

Should you wish to take notice of the size tag, you could move material into the Belgian Congo election 1960 and/or set up a separate article for the successor College of Commissioners-General, which deserves a separate article (in some form) anyway, and which I've redlinked. Again, thanks so much for all your hard work on this!! Buckshot06 (talk) 20:17, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

If we wanted to do the successor article, and assuming that the first Ileo Government was sufficiently covered in the existing article, would you recommend concentrating on the College of Commissioners-General? (great that General is included formally, because you may already know where College of Commissioners links to!!). Buckshot06 (talk) 20:31, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
@Buckshot06: The construction of an article on the College of Commissioners-General would be a much more straightforward process. There's plenty sourcing to work with there. Though an article on the 1st Ileo Government could probably be scraped together (and in due time probably should), sources would be a problem, and there's very little that actually happened in its several days-tenure. Mostly just Ileo and Jean Bolikango harassing and denouncing Lumumba's allies. Wikipedia isn't missing much without it. If you would be interested, I'd be happy to assist you in the creation of the College article (after all, I need something else to do while Lumumba Government drags through the review boards). We could use what's in the LG article as the basis for a "Background" section. -Indy beetle (talk) 20:47, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
OK, sounds like a good idea. Suggest we do move some material out of the LG government article to trim the readable text size even if only so slightly. Buckshot06 (talk) 21:10, 21 September 2018 (UTC)