User talk:Iry-Hor

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/April 27, 2016[edit]

Hi, I'll get to work on this one tomorrow. - Dank (push to talk) 03:19, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Dank excellent summary! It seems that you have done so much work summarizing articles that you have become impressively good at it. There should soon be another FA article in the series "pharaohs of the 5th Dynasty", Menkauhor's successor Djedkare Isesi (currently undergoing GA review). Iry-Hor (talk) 06:44, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
It's not the most important writing skill, but I'm glad you like the results. - Dank (push to talk) 11:33, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Dank but that's the point: it takes more than writing skills to write summaries. Iry-Hor (talk) 12:16, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
I have come around to the idea that I'm good at this, and I'm going to start posting the notes I've been taking on my work, probably at WP:TFAC. Btw, if you're interested, look at the before and after at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/April 28, 2016 ... that's one of the hardest summaries I've done so far. - Dank (push to talk) 14:41, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Dank Yes I can see why! Please let me know when you post your summary advices as they will help me write good ledes for the articles I write, the lede being, after all, just an extended summary of the article itself. Iry-Hor (talk) 15:38, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
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Precious again, your Menkauhor Kaiu, "absolutely all that is known of this relatively shadowy pharaoh"!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:11, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Gerda Arendt Amazing!! Thanks, that means a lot. Iry-Hor (talk) 07:29, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

A year ago ...
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early dynastic and
late protodynastic Egypt
... you were recipient
no. 1260 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:48, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Thank you that's amazing, I hope to have more time for wikipedia as I long for doing edits and making articles progress on the FA road. My current circumstances unfortunately leave me with next to no free time. Iry-Hor (talk) 08:53, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, I will try one FA more for this year (my last one was mentioned in the last Signpost), but a few minor things came my way. - Precious is forever, no need to "earn" it again ;) - + real life is always more important! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:47, 5 July 2016 (UTC)


User:Dr. Blofeld has created Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Contests. The idea is to run a series of contests/editathons focusing on each region of Africa. He has spoken to Wikimedia about it and $1000-1500 is possible for prize money. As someone who has previously expressed interest in African topics, would you be interested in contributing to one or assisting draw up core article/missing article lists? He says he's thinking of North Africa for an inaugural one in October. If interested please sign up in the participants section of the Contest page, thanks.♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:25, 21 July 2016 (UTC)


Hi! Maybe you'd like to take a look at my discussion page? Someone pretending to be professor Francesco Tiradritti claims that he "never wrote anything about king Sneferka". The book "Kemet: Alle sorgenti di tempo" and Tiradritti's webpage tell different. What do you think? Regards;--Nephiliskos (talk) 12:06, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

FAC voluntary mentoring scheme[edit]

During a recent lengthy discussion on the WP:FAC talkpage, several ideas were put forward as to how this procedure could be improved, particularly in making it more user-friendly towards first-time nominees. The promotion rate for first-timers at FAC is depressingly low – around 16 percent – which is a cause for concern. To help remedy this, Mike Christie and I, with the co-operation of the FAC coordinators, have devised a voluntary mentoring scheme, in which newcomers will guided by more experienced editors through the stages of preparation and submission of their articles. The general format of the scheme is explained in more detail on Wikipedia: Mentoring for FAC, which also includes a list of editors who have indicated that they are prepared to act as mentors.

Would you be prepared to take on this role occasionally? If so, please add your name to the list. By doing so you incur no obligation; it will be entirely for you to decide how often and on which articles you want to act in this capacity. We anticipate that the scheme will have a trial run for a few months before we appraise its effectiveness. Your participation will be most welcome. Brianboulton (talk) 18:50, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Brianboulton This is a very good idea and I would like to participate, unfortunately I have currently no free time for any kind of wikipedia activity, even minor editing (how I wish I had!!), due to a combination of real-life factors which likely won't change before a few years at the least. If I happen to have short bursts of free-time, I would be happy to put down my name on the list at this time. Iry-Hor (talk) 09:41, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for replying. I fully understand, and hope that in time you will be able to participate in this scheme where I'm sure your help will be most valuable. Brianboulton (talk) 10:19, 30 August 2016 (UTC)