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Wikibreak

I was watching your page and noticed your online. Is your wikibreak over? By the way, I stole the signature you used at the test wiki.--RyRy5 (talk) 00:42, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, hopefully. It just feels weird NOT being here. :) And yes, that was the signature I used sometime last year (or early this year, I don't remember), but never got around to updating it at other wikis.   jj137 (talk) 00:44, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Would just like to notify you that the WP:SOX missed two newsletter deadlines. Also, the scouting office was WP:MFD and deleted...--RyRy5 (talk wikify) 00:54, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
May I have your opinions on Baseball uniform?--RyRy5 (talk wikify) 01:11, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Sure, any help possible. You my want to look at the talkpage for some places to start. I already helped a bit but any other help would be useful.--RyRy5 (talk wikify) 01:16, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. :) While you were gone, the original image for the "busy" status was deleted. I use a different one now. Just take a look at User:RyRy5/StatusDiv to see what new image I use for "busy".--RyRy5 (talk wikify) 01:22, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
I see. Well, there's a lot more you missed but I won't tell you all. 1st off, Stormtacker94 is now User:Red Thunder, I have a new adopter, User:Steve Crossin, I think you missed the RFA withdrawal of Stormtracker. That's all I can think of right now. Oh, I also got two new members to join WP:SOX.--RyRy5 (talk wikify) 01:31, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikibrak

Awesome - you back? I see you got rid of of the wikibrak notice on your userpage, and if your back, I'll take a match to the one on your talk. « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie ( talk / contribs) 01:18, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Great - and done. Remember the Gmail chat invite I sent you decades, a few months ago? Can you go ahead and accept it? I have yahoo too, so whatever you want. Discussing Celtics, Red Sox - what not, would take back to back talk messages. Hope you don't mind. « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie ( talk / contribs) 01:30, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Dong. « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie ( talk / contribs) 01:46, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Are you watching the game ATM? « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie ( talk / contribs) 00:47, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Oh. My. God

DID YOU SEE LESTER? HPJoker Leave me a message 03:53, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Sorry to step in, but I did. I heard he pitched a no-hitter today.--RyRy5 (talk wikify) 03:54, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
I saw the entire game, it was amazing. RedThunder 10:58, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
I starting saying no hitter in the 5th. Thats my mark when I start thinking that the pitcher could go all the way. The great thing is that hes not a power pitcher. He mainly uses a cutter, fastball combo and complements that with a sweeping curve. HPJoker Leave me a message 19:59, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Elizabeth Halverson

I am looking to find someone willing to lock the Elizabeth Halverson page from anon edits. I've tried to eliminate the clear bias from some of the article where it concerns Halverson’s Disciplinary Issues, but ThreeOneFive both logged in and using an IP seem to think that it's important to have all sorts of trash / dirt / innuendo as well. I think my last edit here: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Elizabeth_Halverson&oldid=213789446 is perfectly adequate within the scope of a Wikipedia bio, and that this version http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Elizabeth_Halverson&oldid=213786635 is clearly gratuitous, unnecessary, and just someone’s vendetta. It’s tabloid trash not fitting for Wikipedia. Not only that, it’s just bad writing that rambles on. I might ad, it also opens Wikipedia to the kind of liability we have seen with other notable people who have been dragged through the mud in the pages of Wikipedia. Proxy User (talk) 21:13, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Copy-Edit

Hello again. I was just busy copy-editing, wikifying, and assessing Red Sox related articles. I was wondering if there was a wikiproject similar to the above title that exists. Is there?--RyRy5 (talk wikify) 00:38, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

That's a good project. Just what I was looking for. Thanks. I changed my signature so I can help out more often. --RyRy5 (talk copy-edit) 00:56, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. :) Oh, I installed your "tag as unref" script. I don't see the "unref" tab at the top. Can you see what I did wrong?-- RyRy5 (talk copy-edit) 00:59, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
He, I don't know how. I'm using Safari right now. I know what to press, but do you press it all at once, include the hyphen, one-by-one, etc.?
I'll try that in a little while. I'm busy renovating/redesigning User:Perfect Proposal's user page.--RyRy5 (talk copy-edit) 01:14, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Protection of Hunting

Howdy, just noticed you beat me (by a fraction of a second!) to undoing an edit to Hunting by an IP. The article indicates that it's indefinitely semi-protected, so I'm left scratching my head... Has the protection perhaps lapsed? (Or do I misunderstand semi-protection?) Thanks! Fogster (talk) 00:36, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

It looks like on April 20 it was semi-protected for a month, so the protection just expired this morning, and I guess no one got around yet to removing the tag.   jj137 (talk) 00:38, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Oh, I see what happened. The 'text' of the image indicated that it was indefinite, not timed, and I forgot that I could check the log easily. Apologies for bugging you about an edit I could have, in hindsight, made myself. ;) Now I see why it was semi-protected, though! (In other news, it looks like this guy is typing out his message by hand after each revert...) Fogster (talk) 00:48, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Some things

User:StatusBot/Status/Jj137 seems to be updating (You may want to transclude it to your it so it'll automatically update as before). I just started List of Boston Red Sox managers. Third, I replied to your email. ANd are you watching the game at the moment? « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie ( talk / contribs) 01:17, 21 May 2008 (UTC)


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My Recent Edits

Um, do you think I over did it copyediting, wikifying, and assessing articles in my last 500 or so contributions? Thier all red sox related articles I contributed to . It's fun helping out WP:SOX.--RyRy5 (talk copy-edit) 23:48, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Oh god not again

Check this out.... HPJoker Leave me a message 02:06, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Thats why I'm say F**K YOU! KEEP IT THE WAY IT IS! Getting tired of being admin? HPJoker Leave me a message 20:29, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

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My RfA

Hey Jj137. I would like to thank you for your support in my RfA and the confidence expressed thereby. I appreciate your trust. :) Best wishes, —αἰτίας discussion 18:48, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

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What do you think of everything above? Also, there's a new project called WP:CUBS.--RyRy5 (talk) 03:34, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Oh, by the way. While your were gone these past 2 or 3 days, I overdid it contributing to the WP:SOX. I assessed over 50 articles (according to the script) and copy-edited over 50 articles in the process. Just thought I'd let you know since you were gone.--RyRy5 (talk) 03:43, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Yeah. Well, I'm impressed about the article's drive page. That's a useful page. I don't even know how you got those red links. User:Camanda and me seem to be the only very active contributers that page though.--RyRy5 (talk) 03:49, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Oh, never mind. Do you have an account on Mibbit? Many wikipedians do. --RyRy5 (talk) 03:54, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
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Re:Monobook

Hmmm... yours is too. It must be some script that you made. (The assessing script, I suppose?) « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 23:41, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Yep. I should do the same considering I never use it. « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 23:51, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
I have a quick question for a script. Can you go online so I can explain it all to you? Thanks, « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 23:57, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Nope. Did you forget add-tab? « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 00:45, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Boston red sox

In the userbox area you should put all other team userboxes.

Wikidude57 Pika! 17:45, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Which userbox area?   jj137 (talk) 23:40, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
You know, small userboxes.; Wikidude57 Pika! 22:26, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
I know, I mean, on which page?   jj137 (talk) 17:16, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

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Could I please have a copy of the deleted article List of homeschooled individuals at User:Diligent Terrier/List of homeschooled individuals. Thank you. - DiligentTerrier (and friends) 15:50, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

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Script request

Hmm... I forgot to give you this from the previous script you helped me on:

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For creating several useful scripts, I « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie hereby award you this Barnstar. Congrats! « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 23:45, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

...I have another request. :P On User:Milk's Favorite Cookie/sandbox/Bengals, I need the script to:

  1. Switch the last names to first, first to last (you'll know what I mean when yo usee it)
  2. Link all the players.
  3. Link all the years like: [[XXXX Cincinnati Bengals season|XXXX]]
  4. Link all the colleges.

Do you think you can help? Thanks (again) « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 23:45, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

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Soxrock

Hi there. Did you know that Soxrock left Wikipedia? On his talk page (before all the content was removed) he listed you as a friend. I just found out today and was floored. The user made a lot of contributions and it is sad to see him go. Maple Leaf (talk) 23:44, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Re:Script

OK. Thanks. Its not big deal if you can't link the colleges though, as long as the other ones can be done. Furthermore, would you mind creating a simple find and replace script so over here it will replace (for example) "BOS" with [[Boston Red Sox]]? Thanks again for the help! « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 22:13, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

It won't work (at least on my monobook) - can you run it in your monobook on the page? Thanks « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 03:01, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
Can you run it on the article. (I'm online BTW) « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 03:41, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
All right - thanks. « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 03:46, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

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Pete Smith (baseball)

Hello Jj. I was wondering what you though about the above article. --RyRy5 (talk) 02:47, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Looks good.   jj137 (talk) 02:48, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
I was just wondering. -- RyRy5 (talk) 02:50, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
That's what my adopter does sometimes. Do you think you can be a little more thorough? Whenever you have the time is okay. --RyRy5 (talk) 03:40, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Jj. :D If you look at the thread above the one you posted, you should notice that it appeared on the mainpage as a WP:DYK today. --RyRy5 (talk) 18:49, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
I'm working on Pete Young now (another baseball player with "Pete" as a name). I have doubts about this one though. --RyRy5 (talk) 18:55, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Bobby Farrell

Hi, unfortunately this page is once again under attack from the "pay-for-gay guy"... Could you please intervene? Thanks a lot, Jvhertum (talk) 20:22, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

...once again under attack from the "pay-for-gay guy"...

And you deem this verbal usage appropriate? That slander has nothing to do with the single edit I made to farrell. But you went ahead and played along with that request. The link does not violate anything, and you know it. Why do you enjoy sitting on two chairs? USRepublican (talk) 04:13, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

You tube link removal

Since when is removing links to possible copyvio (as per WP:EL) considered vandalism? If the link in the article concerned is legitimate, please provide a rationale to prove it. 62.56.83.45 (talk) 14:01, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, that was an accident; I meant to place just the {{reflist}} back but accidentally placed that Youtube link back too. My mistake.   jj137 (talk) 14:04, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

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Speed!

Dude.... you're fast as hell! You've beaten me about 3-4 times so far Katanada (talk) 21:55, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Well, I was about to recommend Huggle but it seems you're already using it too :)   jj137 (talk) 21:57, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
Hahah yea I'm using Huggle too! thats why I noticed Katanada (talk) 22:16, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Oi?

You're online... and yet you're offline? RC-0722 361.0/1 22:01, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

I logged on about 15 minutes ago, so I guess the bot hasn't gotten around to updating my status yet.   jj137 (talk) 22:03, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
Ah, I see. That would explain it. :) RC-0722 361.0/1 22:03, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
Speaking of status - the bot's blocked. It won't update :( « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 22:47, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
Uggh :(   jj137 (talk) 22:49, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Israelites

You reverted the wrong edit. This was the edit that should be reverted. I fixed it. :) Cheers, Kingturtle (talk) 22:13, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Ugh, that was a pretty bad mistake. Thanks for finding it (and fixing it).   jj137 (talk) 22:14, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
No problem. Looks like I missed some too. Kingturtle (talk) 16:24, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Script

What was the name of the script you used to link all the players on the NFL head coaches list? I'm afraid I need it again. Thanks, « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 00:15, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Okay. On this can you reformat the football script so it will link the years like: [[YEARNAME baseball season|YEARNAME]]? Thanks for the help (again) « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 23:34, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Just noticed that - maybe WP:CELTICS will get popular, and a lot more work will get done? :D « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 00:59, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Oooh... [1] "Finals this year?" - My prediction was right. :D « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 01:01, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Hmm... did you discover a way to switch the last name to first; first to last, from the discussion we had a while ago? « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 01:14, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Rollback Feature

Hi, I was just wondering if I could get priviledges to use the rollback feature. When I try to revert edits or vandalism, I find it really inconvenient to actually edit the page and click 'Save Page'. Also, I would not abuse this right... Thanks! -Cool Piplup (talk) 02:13, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Done, you now have rollback.   jj137 (talk) 23:10, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

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Wow. Did you hear? HPJoker Leave me a message 20:53, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, I did...   jj137 (talk) 03:52, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Hockey

Don't know how much you're good with hockey/like it - but could you create a script similar to the football one you created, which will replace "XXX" with "[[TEAMNAME]]"? I started this and need a faster way to convert the names. Thanks for the help, « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 01:21, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

And also - a hockey "year" hockey script: For example, it'll replace "1979-1980" with [[1979-80 NHL season|1979-1980]]. Could you help? Thanks, « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 01:25, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
Blah - could you make a basketball one similar to the first request above? (Not the season one, the XXX one...) Asking for too much here - thanks if you can help, « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 18:48, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! I really needed the NBA script. I do plan on creating more hockey-related articles, so a script would be helpful. However, take your time, as I don't plan on creating them soon. (Gotta get the NBA ones done first) Thanks again for the help! « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 22:28, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
Okay - thanks, there is of course, no rush. Also, is it possible for a script that will link players? I asked this a while back, but it seems you did it manually that time, the lists that I create would be made easier if I could have the players linked with a script. Tell me if you know how. Thanks, « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 22:36, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Hypothetical

I was thinking, if somebody just bumped the vandal counter ubox up by one, and your page wasn't vandalized, can it be considered vandalism? (BTW, I haven't done this, nor will I, this is just a question/joke.) RC-0722 361.0/1 16:22, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Hmm... good question. I would say if the owner of the userpage considered the edit to be vandalism since it wasn't really helping, then yes, it would be vandalism, although I'm probably wrong.   jj137 (talk) 22:22, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
But then the edit would turn into a good faith edit because the user who increased the counter would be helping by increasing the counter because he vandalized the page by increasing the counter. Is your head hurting yet? RC-0722 361.0/1 22:40, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
Sort of... the first part made sense but then I kind of lost you.   jj137 (talk) 02:55, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
Don't worry... I lost me too. :) RC-0722 361.0/1 02:58, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

WP:PHILLIES

JJ, I was wondering if you could possibly create a newsletter for WP:PHILLIES. I would do it myself but I have no idea how. If you could give me some direction, I could do some myself as well. Let me know, thanks. KV5Squawk boxFight on! 15:04, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Sure. If you take a Sox newsletter like this one and change around the colors, articles, dates, etc. and anything else you want to change you should arrive at a Phillies newsletter, if that makes sense. If not, I'll try to be more specific.   jj137 (talk) 20:18, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Just a heads up

I thought you might like to know that the Awards Center page has been deleted, along with its newsletter.  :(

So, where do we go from here?

To new and even more interesting projects, of course!

As announced in the newsletter, I've been preparing to co-coordinate a large collaboration/competition called Around the World. It was going to be run at the Awards Center, but since that no longer exists, the collaboration will be hosted somewhere else.

Around the World will begin July 15th as planned - it's location will be announced soon.

It'll be a blast. In the competition, participants will be helping to develop over 200 pages (drafts, which will be moved to article space once they are ready), using advanced tools to edit every single one of them!

This is going to be interesting.

And the event shall have awards which are being created specifically for it as we speak!

If you would like me to keep you informed of this and other interesting collaborations I'll be working on and/or organizing in the future, please drop me a note on my talk page, and I'll be happy to keep you in the know.

I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely,

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Re:Script

Thanks! I'll go test it right now. « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 20:51, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

It doesn't seem to be working. Hmm... it seems to be formatted like the other scripts. Do you see anything wrong? « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 15:13, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Re: Script

What are you? A Lakers fan :P (sig). Well, I didn't test it on my monobook, I tested it here. I didn't see anything wrong either. I'll try it again. « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 02:55, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

No, not forcing you (I kind of like the colors too, for that matter) But your choice. « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 02:59, 28 June 2008 (UTC)
Okay - the script works. (What was I clicking last time?) « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 03:02, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

Hugh MacLeod

We'd only just linked to Hugh MacLeod from Fail Whale, and now he's gone. Was he not notable enough, or was the problem lack of content? Garthrk (talk) 02:19, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Hi. I deleted the article because the Prod tag on the article had expired (after five days); the original reason being: The article lacks reliable sources to verify notability. It is based entirely on self-published accounts. I occasionally will go through and delete the articles with these expired tags, but I did not make the reason. If that explanation didn't make much sense, just ask me, or if the reason for its deletion (in italics) didn't make much sense, I would ask JodyB, who originally placed the Prod tag there and added the reason. Thanks   jj137 (talk) 22:03, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

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What is Around the World?

It's a collaboration!

A collaboration using advanced wiki-tools!

If everything goes according to plan, it will begin on July 15th.

The event is being co-sponsored by Wikiproject Lists of basic topics and WikiProject Geography, and participants will be "traveling" all around "the World" visiting each country online (here on Wikipedia and perhaps beyond) as they apply advanced wiki-tools to improve pieces of the profiles of each and every country on Earth!. Each pass through these pages is a "trip around the World..."

The set of pages we are working on is currently located at Wikipedia:WikiProject Lists of basic topics.

Each page presents essential information on each country in a topic outline format, for ease of overviewing and navigating. Most of the topics presented are linkified, which turns these pages into a hypertextual map to material about each country on Wikipedia. When completed, they shall all become part of Wikipedia's contents system.

The pages share a standard format, with the information on each country presented in the same general order. So rather than getting stuck on a single country trying to complete it, each participant works on all 200+ political entities, completing a single data item or detail across all of the pages!

For this they use advanced tools like WP:AWB, Linky, etc. It goes fast, and since others are doing this at the same time, it makes "the World" feel like a beehive, and the participants are its bees.  :) The energy is contagious.

And since you are moving from country to country, the tasks make it feel like you are traveling around the world, and you get to learn a little about every country as you do so. This approach also allows for greater efficiency, because by the time you've done 30 or so of a particular item, you've figured out how to finish it faster and more effectively (such as where to find the data or how to make adjustments), and this specialization speeds up development - but more importantly it reduces errors.

The tasks are varied, which adds even more variety to the project. Some tasks are look-ups-and-fill-ins, some are copy and paste, some are image hunts, some are maintenance adjustments, some are link fixing, some are blue-linking (creating an underlying redirect so a link turns blue), some are fact checking, etc.

For an example of what a nearly complete page looks like, see these:

List of basic Albania topicsList of basic Argentina topicsList of basic Australia topicsList of basic Canada topicsList of basic Ecuador topicsList of basic Egypt topicsList of basic France topicsList of basic Germany topicsList of basic Iceland topicsList of basic India topicsList of basic Indonesia topicsList of basic Iraq topicsList of basic Republic of Ireland topicsList of basic Italy topicsList of basic Isle of Man topicsList of basic Israel topicsList of basic Japan topicsList of basic Macau topicsList of basic Mexico topicsList of basic Russia topicsList of basic Taiwan topicsList of basic United Kingdom topicsList of basic United States topics

There are only about 200 more pages to go!

During the collaboration, co-coordinators will be standing by, to lend a helping hand to participants, provide instruction and tips on how to use the tools, and help them find what they are looking for. Co-coordinators will also be using advanced tools to inspect the work of participants, and touch it up as needed, or if a task was done wrong throughout, point this out to the participant so he or she can make the necessary corrections.

Co-coordinators are working on the set of pages right now, to familiarize themselves with "the World" so they can help more effectively by the time the main event starts. But there's still lots of preparation left to be done, and we are looking for editors experienced in advanced wikitools who would like to become co-coordinators.

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All Star Game tonight

Tonight at 7:00 PM ET at Yankee Stadium. Joe Buck was on Conan last night and told Conan that he might say "BUDDY BOY" like James Cagney. So PAY EXTRA ATTENTION!!!!


Telling everyone about this lol. Enjoy the game buddy. HPJoker Leave me a message 23:28, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

WP Baseball newsletter

Hey, just wanted to let you know I started a rough draft for the newsletter, you can find it here. Feel free to add anything to it, or leave me a note about anything. Hopefully we can get a pretty good system going after the first few newsletters. I think we'll need to start an "outreach" department within the project, so if you have any ideas for that, that would be cool too. Thanks! Blackngold29 02:57, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

That looks good so far. Do you think it would look better if we centered the title and issue number/date? (Just a suggestion.)   jj137 (talk) 15:54, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
Well, I must confess that I'm pretty inexperienced in the whole template area, but That sounds fine with me if you know how to do it. Blackngold29 16:06, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
Ok, I added it. The title looks good centered, but I'm not sure about the Issue line.   jj137 (talk) 16:17, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
I centered the pic too, just so everything matches. You probably saw by now, I left a messege about the GAs and FAs in the past month on the WP:BASE talk page, hopefully somebody will let us know if we've forgotten any. I was thinking the All star game (july 15) would be a good release date for the newsletter, hopefully we can get some kind of an outreach dept set up by then. If you wanna change anything else, go for it! Blackngold29 16:23, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
Right now, I can't think of anything else to add, but if I do, I'll go ahead and add it. Also, the Outreach department and All-star Game delivery date sound like great ideas.   jj137 (talk) 22:15, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

I might as well contact you directly, since the response to the outreach dept. idea has been... well, there hasn't been any. I started a simple outline in my sandbox, if there are any ideas that you have, maybe from other WPs, feel free to add them. I would like to put it up to coincide with the newsletter release, though with departments like this it would be preferable to have some backing from the Project, but since there's no opposition either, hopefully it will catch on and attract some people to the cause.

Oh, and you'll probably notice the "From the editors" message that I wrote for the newsletter. I just got back from the Pirates / Yanks game and was bored, so that was the result. Even though you'll never get me to root for the Yanks or think their stadium is the best in a thousand years. Hopefully we can get someone to write a little column for each newsletter, perhaps the more personal approach will also help to boost project involvement. Blackngold29 05:22, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

I definitely agree with you about the Yankees but think the "From the editor" section is perfectly fine; Yankee Stadium does have some history behind it, no matter what angle you look from. Also, I think in the News section, one of us could add before delivery the results of the HR Derby. As for the delivery... should we give deliver it to everybody at first (so that the most people will see it) and have an "opt-out" list? And I'm guessing we will have one of our delivery bots deliver it in that case, as we have a lot of members.   jj137 (talk) 17:23, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
Good idea about the HR derby. I don't know about how the whole bot delivery thing works, the newsletters I've delivered before weren't going to enough people to require one, that'd be awesome if you could either set it up or show me how it works (I'm always eager to learn new stuff). The opt-out list sounds good too. Blackngold29 17:37, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
Check out the Outreach dept. Because the newsletterBot will take about 12hrs I'm gonna have the newsletter delivered now and update the HR derby winner as soon it's over, being that it's a template it'll update everyones. Blackngold29 00:34, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Heh, funny story. I went to Newsletterbot and tried to have it deliever the newsletter like you recomended, but unfortunatley the bot can't seem to find the links to the users, so MFC suggested I might try JJBot which apparently is run by you! So would you mind delivering it or is there something that has to be set up to allow it to do so? Thanks! Blackngold29 01:11, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I don't have AWB so that would probably be the quickest way. If there's anything I could do to help get it approved for the Baseball WP in the future I'll certainly help. Thanks! Blackngold29 17:52, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
I forgot about that "opt out list". I put it on the Newsletterbot application, but I forgot about it after. Thanks! Blackngold29 18:16, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Skitt's law

Hallo, You deleted this on 26 Dec 2007 (well, you closed the AfD so I suppose you deleted it). Is there any way to retrieve the content now, or has it disappeared completely? I'm editing Muphry's law, which I reckon to be notable and well sourced, but Skitt's law is one of the umpteen variations mentioned and I wondered if there was anything worthwhile in the deleted article. Thanks for any help you can offer! PamD (talk) 11:05, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Sure, I added the deleted article at User:Jj137/Skitt's law. Hope that helps.   jj137 (talk) 16:33, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. There doesn't seem to be anything there which needs adding to Muphry's law - I've found it talked about in a Cambridge UP book, so hope that this article will survive. Have made redirects from the various other names, including Skitt's law, both to help readers looking for them and to deter duplicate articles. PamD (talk) 17:29, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Re:BRFA

Just do another BRFA, it should be speedily approved. Or, ask Stormtracker's bot. « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 16:22, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

See the next edit (soon after) « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 21:18, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
I actually added something to the script (as a test) and as you can see, I had to remove it. « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 21:25, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, per WP:BOLDTITLE, I added something so it would replace "'''[[" with "'''" - but of course there are other things that are bolded and linked other than the title. So it screwed up. « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 04:38, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
I also had it to the other end: "]]'''" - replace that with "'''". So thats how it messed up there. « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 21:24, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
Can you give me a revision where it shows the second one (where 1919 season is bold and linked) Thanks, « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 00:15, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
Sorry for my confusion. Shouldn't "Cincinnati Reds" be bolded as well? Also, shouldn't "1919 season" be unlinked per WP:BOLDTITLE? « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 01:20, 20 July 2008 (UTC)
Funny how we are talking so much on a small topic! « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 17:25, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

wikiproject red sox

Hello Jj137. My name is Soccer5525, and I'm an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. (GO BECKETT!) I was wondering if I could join the Red Sox wikiproject. --Soccer5525 (TkCtrb) 22:09, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Sure, feel free to add your name to this list. We can always use more Sox fans :)   jj137 (talk) 04:35, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! I put name on the list just a couple of minutes ago! --Soccer5525 (TkCtrb) 13:41, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi Jj137. I have question that's kind of about the Red Sox wikiproject. Is there a userbox that say that you're a member of the wikiproject? If so, I'd like to add it to my userpage. --Soccer5525 (TkCtrb) 20:31, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Nevermind! I found it on your userpage, so I copy and pasted it to my page. --Soccer5525 (TkCtrb) 20:34, 21 July 2008 (UTC)