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Nikkimaria (talk) 04:07, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

User:Sju hav sockpuppets[edit]

Regarding this edit [1] of mine - I intended to copy an edited version of the sockpuppet tag to User:Habilemonkac. Somehow, I ended up saving that edited tag to User:Creambreek. Thank you for fixing my mistake. Too little caffeine this morning, I think! JoeSperrazza (talk) 13:44, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes; thank you for helping with this user. It's an obvious sock of Sju hav; which you can see creates an awful lot of socks; and can be a big problem because he mainly edits Norway-related articles which few editors watchlist or care about. There is a special problem with HabileMonkac since a CU found him technically unrelated, but I agree with you that he should clearly be indeffed based on behavioral evidence; he has all the characteristics of a Sju hav sock. Regards, Iselilja (talk) 13:57, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:2015 University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon racism incident[edit]

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Happy Easter![edit]

All the best! "Carry me down, carry me down; carry me down into the wiki!" (talk) 01:05, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

A new reference tool[edit]

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DYK for S.A.S. v. France[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Elizabeth Warren[edit]

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DYK nomination of Christopher Hornsrud[edit]

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DYK: Waldemar Hammenhög[edit]

Hello: Thanks for your review! I tried to clarify the issues you've brought up regarding the DYK nomination here: Template:Did you know nominations/Waldemar Hammenhög. --Bruzaholm (talk) 14:03, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks again! No, I wasn't aware that I also had to review other nominations. Surely, I'm glad to do it, but is it too late now, as regards to the Hammenhög article? --Bruzaholm (talk) 10:45, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
Well, I wasn't quite aware that additional revisions were required, but I'm currently reviewing the Arikamedu article for the DYK. Thanks again, --Bruzaholm (talk) 08:46, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Christopher Hornsrud[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIX, April 2015[edit]

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DYK for A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:02, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

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DYK for Maria Quisling[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 08:02, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for A.D. Roy[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:03, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Steeve Briois[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:03, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 May newsletter[edit]

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy; and is one of several Featured Pictures worked up by India The Herald (submissions) during the second round.

The second round one has all wrapped up, and round three has now begun! Congratulations to the 34 contestants who have made it through, but well done and thank you to all contestants who took part in our second round. Leading the way overall was Belarus Cas Liber (submissions) in Group B with a total of 777 points for a variety of contributions including Good Articles on Corona Borealis and Microscopium - both of which received the maximum bonus.

Special credit must be given to a number of high importance articles improved during the second round.

The points varied across groups, with the lowest score required to gain automatic qualification was 68 in Group A - meanwhile the second place score in Group H was 404, which would have been high enough to win all but one of the other Groups! As well as the top two of each group automatically going through to the third round, a minimum score of 55 was required for a wildcard competitor to go through. We had a three-way tie at 55 points and all three have qualified for the next round, in the spirit of fairness. The third round ends on June 28, with the top two in each group progressing automatically while the remaining 16 highest scorers across all four groups go through as wildcards. Good luck to all competitors for the third round! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) 16:34, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 11[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:The Federalist (website)[edit]

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Template:Did you know nominations/Political positions of Lincoln Chafee[edit]

It looks to me as if the nominator, responding to your request that a certain section be cited for the nomination to satisfy the DYK criteria, instead deleted the section, though he failed to note this fact on the nomination template. Even though, all paragraphs appear to be cited now, though it doesn't appear that the hook facts are cited by the end of the sentence that contains them. Can you please revisit this review? Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:44, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Paul Singer (businessman)[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Richie Farmer[edit]

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DYK nomination of James W. Fifield Jr.[edit]

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DYK for James W. Fifield Jr.[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Hillary Clinton[edit]

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Precious again[edit]

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Norwegian personalities in history
Thank you, Iselilja, for quality articles on the history and people of Norway, such as Fredrikke Marie Qvam, for creating Category:Sachsenhausen concentration camp prisoners, for supporting that "Wikipedia ought to be a fun hobby (although seriously done)", for thanks, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:13, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 913th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:40, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were recipient no. 913 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:39, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 12[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:United States presidential election, 2016/Remodeling of major party candidate areas[edit]

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LGBT Rights opposition discussion[edit]

Hey Iselilja, I just wanted to ask if you could drop a comment on the talk page about the use of bigotry as a reason for opposition? Just thought I'd ask while you seem partly interested in the article. Thanks and have a good day/night, Dr Crazy 102 (talk) 11:13, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2015 September newsletter[edit]

The finals for the 2015 Wikicup has now begun! Congrats to the 8 contestants who have survived to the finals, and well done and thanks to everyone who took part in rounds 3 and 4.

In round 3, we had a three-way tie for qualification among the wildcard contestants, so we had 34 competitors. The leader was by far Scotland Casliber (submissions) in Group B, who earned 1496 points. Although 913 of these points were bonus points, he submitted 15 articles in the DYK category. Second place overall was Philadelphia Coemgenus (submissions) at 864 points, who although submitted just 2 FAs for 400 points, earned double that amount for those articles in bonus points. Everyone who moved forward to Round 4 earned at least 100 points.

The scores required to move onto the semifinals were impressive; the lowest scorer to move onto the finals was 407, making this year's Wikicup as competitive as it's always been. Our finalists, ordered by round 4 score, are:

  1. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), who is competing in his sixth consecutive Wikicup final, again finished the round in first place, with an impressive 1666 points in Pool B. Casliber writes about the natural sciences, including ornithology, botany and astronomy. A large bulk of his points this round were bonus points.
  2. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points), second place both in Pool B and overall, earned the bulk of his points with FPs, mostly depicting currency.
  3. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), first in Pool A, came in third. His specialty is natural science articles; in Round 4, he mostly submitted articles about insects and botany. Five out of the six of the GAs he submitted were level-4 vital articles.
  4. Somerset Harrias (submissions), second in Pool A, took fourth overall. He tends to focus on articles about cricket and military history, specifically the 1640s First English Civil War.
  5. Washington, D.C. West Virginian (submissions), from Pool A, was our highest-scoring wildcard. West Virginia tends to focus on articles about the history of (what for it!) the U.S. state of West Virginia.
  6. Somerset Rodw (submissions), from Pool A, likes to work on articles about British geography and places. Most of his points this round were earned from two impressive accomplishments: a GT about Scheduled monuments in Somerset and a FT about English Heritage properties in Somerset.
  7. United States Rationalobserver (submissions), from Pool B, came in seventh overall. RO earned the majority of her points from GARs and PRs, many of which were earned in the final hours of the round.
  8. England Calvin999 (submissions), also from Pool B, who was competing with RO for the final two spots in the final hours, takes the race for most GARs and PRs—48.

The intense competition between RO and Calvin999 will continue into the finals. They're both eligible for the Newcomers Trophy, given for the first time in the Wikicup; whoever makes the most points will win it.

Good luck to the finalists; the judges are sure that the competition will be fierce!

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Books and Bytes - Issue 13[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXV, October 2015[edit]

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Possible DYK?[edit]

I think about translating the article about Margit Johnsen into english, could it be a candidate for DYK? Ulflarsen (talk) 06:56, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Looks very fine Ulflarsen. Just notice me when you're finished and I'll nominate it and try to avoid the hook problem that delayed the last nomination. Iselilja (talk) 16:55, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
Good, will try to do it this week, I'll upload it when I have translated all and then notice you. Ulflarsen (talk) 17:26, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

I have translated the article, see this link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ulflarsen/Draft01#D.C3.B8dskonvoiene_til_Malta_1942

Feel free to correct any mistakes before I move it to mainspace. Ulflarsen (talk) 11:56, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

I have now uploaded the article about Margit Johnsen, the language have been checked by several other contributors, so I hope it will be ok. Thanks a lot for nominating it for DYK. Ulflarsen (talk) 12:31, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Guess you have been busy, but the article about Margit Johnsen is translated in full from Norwegian Bokmål/Riksmål, if its possible to nominate it for DYK that would be nice. Ulflarsen (talk) 15:25, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Orphan few[edit]

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WikiCup 2015: The results[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 is now in the books! Congrats to our finalists and winners, and to everyone who took part in this year's competition.

This year's results were an exact replica of last year's competition. For the second year in a row, the 2015 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points). All of his points were earned for an impressive 253 featured pictures and their associated bonus points (5060 and 1695, respectively). His entries constituted scans of currency from all over the world and scans of medallions awarded to participants of the U.S. Space program. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) came in second place; she earned by far the most bonus points (4082), for 4 featured articles, 15 good articles, and 147 DYKs, mostly about in her field of expertise, natural science. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), a finalist every year since 2010, came in third, with 2379 points.

Our newcomer award, presented to the best-performing new competitor in the WikiCup, goes to United States Rationalobserver (submissions). Everyone should be very proud of the work they accomplished. We will announce our other award winners soon.

A full list of our award winners are:

We warmly invite all of you to sign up for next year's competition. Discussions and polls concerning potential rules changes are also open, and all are welcome to participate. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2016 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send.

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Wikicup Award[edit]

Awarded to Iselilja for participating in the 2015 WikiCup. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 18:50, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue CXVI, November 2015[edit]

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Books and Bytes - Issue 14[edit]

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WikiCup 2016 is just around the corner...[edit]

Hello everyone, and we would like to wish you all a happy holiday season. As you will probably already know, the 2016 WikiCup begins in the new year; there is still time to sign up. There are some changes we'd like to announce before the competition begins.

After two years of serving as WikiCup judge, User:Miyagawa has stepped down as judge. He deserves great thanks and recognition for his dedication and hard work, and for providing necessary transition for a new group of judges in last year's Cup. Joining Christine (User:Figureskatingfan) and Jason (User:Sturmvogel 66) is Andrew (User:Godot13), a very successful WikiCup competitor and expert in Featured Pictures; he won the two previous competitions. This is a strong judging team, and we anticipate lots of enjoyment and good work coming from our 2016 competitors.

We would also like to announce one change in how this year's WikiCup will be run. In the spirit of sportsmanship, Godot13 and Cwmhiraeth have chosen to limit their participation. See here for the announcement and a complete explanation of why. They and the judges feel that it will make for a more exciting, enjoyable, and productive competition.

The discussions/polls concerning the next competition's rules will be closed soon, and rules changes will be made clear on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring and talk pages. The judges are committed to not repeating the confusion that occurred last year and to ensuring that the new rules are both fair and in the best interests of the competition, which is, first and foremost, about improving Wikipedia.

If you have any questions or concerns, the judges can be reached on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, on their talk pages, or by email. We hope you will all join us in trying to make the 2015 WikiCup the most productive and enjoyable yet. You are receiving this message because you are listed on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Figureskatingfan (talk), and Godot13 (talk).--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXVII, December 2015[edit]

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WikiCup 2016: Game On![edit]

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DYK for Katrina Pierson[edit]

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DYK for Wided Bouchamaoui[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXVIII, January 2016[edit]

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DYK nomination of Mariusgenser[edit]

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Books & Bytes - Issue 15[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of Adam Cuerden’s several quality restorations during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. Forty-seven competitors move into this round (a bit shy of the expected 64), and we are roughly broken into eight groups of six. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups.

Twenty-two Good Articles were submitted, including three by Connecticut Cyclonebiskit (submissions), and two each by Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions), Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), and New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions). Twenty-one Featured Pictures were claimed, including 17 by There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) (the Round 1 high scorer). Thirty-one contestants saw their DYKs appear on the main page, with a commanding lead (28) by Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Twenty-nine participants conducted GA reviews with Lancashire J Milburn (submissions) completing nine.

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WikiCup 2016 March newsletter (update)[edit]

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WikiCup 2016 May newsletter[edit]

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Round 2 is over and 35 competitors have moved on to Round 3.

Round 2 saw three FAs (two by New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) and one by Montana Montanabw (submissions)), four Featured Lists (with three by England Calvin999 (submissions)), and 53 Good Articles (six by Lancashire Worm That Turned (submissions) and five each by Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions)). Eleven Featured Pictures were promoted (six by There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) and five by Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions)). One Featured Portal, Featured Topic and Good Topic were also promoted. The DYK base point total was 1,135. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) scored 265 base points, while British Empire The C of E (submissions) and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) each scored 150 base points. Eleven ITN were promoted and 131 Good Article Reviews were conducted with Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) completing a staggering 61 reviews. Two contestants, Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions), broke the 700 point mark for Round 2.

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D'Souza marriage scandal[edit]

Hello Iselilja. The cited source and other sources refer to D'Souza's affair and forced resignation as a "scandal" so I'm wondering whether WP should avoid that word in this case. We certainly should not, as editors, conclude that events constitute a scandal or controversy, but in this case it seems supported by RS citations. SPECIFICO talk 03:08, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Specifico. The sentence about scandal is sourced to a Slate article where "marriage scandal" is used in the headline, but as I can see not in the body of the article. In a blog post in New York times the word scandal is also used in the headline, but not in body. I'm in general against using phrases from headlines as citations in Wikipedia, as they are typically written by the desk and not journalists, and they tend to be more hard hitting and less nuanced than the story itself. An encyclopedia should mostly avoid the typical headline language. Even if you can find some journalists from serious publications who have used the word scandal in their own writings, I don't think we need to use the most dramatic word in an encyclopedia. An exception would be when a story is widely referred to as a scandal, so that it has become a common phrase, like the "Lewinski scandal". Iselilja (talk) 03:58, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
Got it. That makes sense. thanks. SPECIFICO talk 12:30, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2016 November newsletter: Final results[edit]

The final round of the 2016 WikiCup is over. Congratulations to the 2016 WikiCup top three finalists:

In addition to recognizing the achievements of the top finishers and everyone who worked hard to make it to the final round, we also want to recognize those participants who were most productive in each of the WikiCup scoring categories:

  • Featured Article – Cas Liber (actually a three-way tie with themselves for two FAs in each of R2, R3, and R5).
  • Good Article – MPJ-DK had 14 GAs promoted in R3.
  • Featured List – England Calvin999 (submissions) produced 2 FLs in R2
  • Featured Pictures – Adam Cuerden restored 18 images to FP status in R4.
  • Featured Portal – Yakutsk SSTflyer (submissions) produced the only FPO of the Cup in R2.
  • Featured Topic – Connecticut Cyclonebiskit (submissions) and Calvin were each responsible for one FT in R3 and R2, respectively.
  • Good Topic – MPJ-DK created a GT with 9 GAs in R5.
  • Did You Know – MPJ-DK put 53 DYKs on the main page in R4.
  • In The News – India Dharmadhyaksha (submissions) and New York City Muboshgu (submissions), each with 5 ITN, both in R4.
  • Good Article Review – MPJ-DK completed 61 GARs in R2.

Over the course of the 2016 WikiCup the following content was added to Wikipedia (only reporting on fixed value categories): 17 Featured Articles, 183 Good Articles, 8 Featured Lists, 87 Featured Pictures, 40 In The News, and 321 Good Article Reviews. Thank you to all the competitors for your hard work and what you have done to improve Wikipedia.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:53, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

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WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup[edit]

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We would like to announce the start of the 4th GA Cup, a competition that seeks to encourage the reviewing of Good article nominations! Thus far, there have been three GA Cups, which were successful in reaching our goals of significantly reducing the traditionally long queue at GAN, so we're doing it again. Currently, there are over 400 nominations listed. We hope that we can again make an impact this time.

The 4th GA Cup will begin on November 1, 2016. Four rounds are currently scheduled (which will bring the competition to a close on February 28, 2017), but this may change based on participant numbers. We may take a break in December for the holidays, depending on the results of a poll of our participants taken shortly after the competition begins. The sign-up and submissions process will remain the same, as will the scoring.

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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WikiCup December newsletter: WikiCup 2017[edit]

On 1 January 2017, WikiCup 2017 (the 10th Annual WikiCup) will begin. This year we are trying something a little different – monetary prizes.

For the WC2017 the prizes will be as follows (amounts are based in US$ and will be awarded in the form of an online Amazon gift certificate):

  • First place – $200
  • Second & Third place – $50 each
  • Category prizes – $25 per category (which will be limited to FA, FL, FP, GA, and DYK for 2017). Winning a category prize does not require making it to the final round.

Note: Monetary prizes are a one-year experiment for 2017 and may or may not be continued in the future. In order to be eligible to receive any of the prizes above, the competing Wikipedia account must have a valid/active email address.

After two years as a WikiCup judge, Figureskatingfan is stepping down. We thank her for her contributions as a WikiCup judge. We are pleased to announce that our newest judge is two-time WikiCup champion Cwmhiraeth.

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The Bugle: Issue CXXIX, January 2017[edit]

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DYK nomination of Osmanoğlu and Kocabaş v. Switzerland[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Hervé Pierre[edit]

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DYK nomination of Hervé Pierre[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Far-left politics in the United Kingdom[edit]

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DYK for Osmanoğlu and Kocabaş v. Switzerland[edit]

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Mifter (talk) 00:04, 27 February 2017 (UTC)