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En garde ...[edit]

Mme Julie Rouges, escrimeuse, en se reposant

... liement, battement, croisé, flèche!

Happy Holidays back atcha, and thank you for the card! ---Sluzzelin talk 07:50, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Dear me, in the thumbnailed miniature display it looks like you chopped off an opponent's hand. :-O Whose, I wonder? ---Sluzzelin talk 10:10, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
<clasping grip of épée> Huh? Who has been reverting your edits?? *zzhhinnnngggggg...* (Yes, I thought I was being playfully "clever" with Brchive, ... and now I'm stuck with the silly pattern. What will I do in 2014, when I've reached Zrchive?) ---Sluzzelin talk 13:04, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
Oops, shouldn't have squeezed and bumped. Inconsiderate manners, I do apologize and hope you won't take it as a challenge, you'll have plenty of that on your trip, and so, hoping to hear the clinks and chings early in January, I hope you slide happily in to The New Year, wherever you may be right then (here, we probably won't even be preparing for the festivities yet ). Enjoy your break!---Sluzzelin talk 01:27, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
(Re:this): I think she should be safe on your user page, but I know little of copyright thingies and there's a lot to read, both here and at commons. Several of my early attempts to illustrate the desks, e.g., were "fair use" images and consequently blanked sooner or later. I guess you should ask another individual (or collective). I'm sorry I missed the show :-). ---Sluzzelin talk 03:51, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Frohliche Weihnachten[edit]

Many thanks for the card Jules, have a great one yourself. Cheers! --Richardrj talk email 08:54, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

And to you too...[edit]

Back, a little[edit]

Yo. I just realized why I feel so well disposed toward you. I had a wicked crush on a girl in my grade school whose name was Linda Rossi. She was a sweet, pretty, raven-haired Italian type, like a skinny Snow White. I remember one time the teacher made us all get up and read a few sentences aloud one at a time, and she could read only very haltingly. I still remember how adorable she was in her embarassment, and my heart went out to her. We chivalrous types like to feel superior. --Milkbreath (talk) 05:06, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Conway's Game of Life[edit]

Hi Julia. I moved the question about Conway's Game of Life to the Computing Ref Desk (linky), since it's not really an Entertainment issue.

I struck through your earlier pointer to RD/E at the Village Pump to avoid misdirecting the OP if he comes back there; I hope I didn't step on your toes too hard. Feel free to modify or delete your comment as you see fit. TenOfAllTrades(talk) 14:03, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Wherefore art thou, Julia[edit]

Despite my well documented annual attacks of Santaclaustrophobia: Fröh-hö-hö-liche Weihnachten nach Australien! Roast reindeer is my favourite and a few stubbies of Coopers Ale may result in a seasonal red nose... Luv and Cuddles from Helmut. --Cookatoo.ergo.ZooM (talk) 08:41, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Restrictive - me?[edit]

Thanks for that. Most of my interventions are intended to be ironic but irony often doesn't work on the RD. I think WP is a bit censorious on the RD which is a sort of irony in itself given the much quoted 'no censorship' pillar that it is built on. I really love the say-anything format that Yahoo answers follows. Cerebrally it is often depressingly awful with it's text script questions and scary exhibitions of scientific ignorance and interweaving of reality and fantasy, but, hey each to his own and at least we have the freedom to display our ignorance, and boy I realise mine when I read some of the answers here on the RD! Have a good holiday. R —Preceding unsigned comment added by Richard Avery (talkcontribs) 16:45, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

How do I keep my talk page red? Hmm, for me it's not red it is just plain ol' white. I'm not really a techy in any way so I can't explain that. Richard Avery (talk) 10:34, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

OOH, right, now I understand what you mean. By 'talk page' you mean my signature that is red. I thought you were referring to the background colour of my actual talk page - hence your puzzling reply. It is red because I don't have a page with my name. Simple and as boring as that. R (talk) 22:51, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Very Nice Work with Aristotle Onassis[edit]

Nice to meet you. Very nice work with Onassis.

Thanks too much. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Alex Rio Brazil (talkcontribs) 15:36, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Happy new year Julia. Sucess in 2009!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:53, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes... It is me... But my IP is from Rio de Janeiro. Tel me your email. Ill send a song from here to you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Alex Rio Brazil (talkcontribs) 00:13, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi Julia! Thanks for the message, but, my birthday is 5 sept - Im virgo :) Asc Aries Moon in virgo too. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Alex Rio Brazil (talkcontribs) 01:23, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Bush crush[edit]

Hi Jules, I didn't get the chance to comment on your note before you whipped it away, but it didn't go unnoticed :) Hope you had a fine time on your holidays – here is a picture of you out in the bush (jodhpurs sadly not shown) – and are now refreshed, revitalized and ready to take on all comers at the RD in 2009. Epees at the ready, your d'Artagnan of Austria or if you will Richardrj talk email 10:21, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

I'm very well, thank you for asking. Spent a chilly but lovely Christmas enjoying the seasonal transformation of Vienna such as here. Still in one piece last time I checked, --Richardrj talk email 21:05, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Re: Gone[edit]

Yes I am. I don't know where Hamuhamu went, but until she comes back I will be revamping Hamu's articles and keeping them up-to-date. It's kinda sad actually, it's like going to a funeral. But yes, I will help with the images. – J U M P G U R U ask㋐㋜㋗ 17:40, 3 January 2009 (UTC)


Wow. My first Barnstar. Mucho thanks. Phil_burnstein (talk) 23:56, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

I'm back.[edit]

Hello Julia:

Thank you for your messages. I went away before Christmas and returned home yesterday. In between, I was in Mexico City where it was warm (though not as warm as I expected), trying to communicate in abysmal Spanish. I was fortunate not to be pushed in front of a subway train.

The pattern was 1) I would laboriously construct and rehearse a sentence, then unleash it on the waiting public, 2) They, if they understood it at all, would respond in rapid Spanish, which I would not understand. 3) I would spend the next while trying to express my request differently.

I think a big part of the problem was that by saying anything in Spanish, I gave the highly erroneous impression that I understood "some" Spanish.

The problem is exemplified by the old story of Joe, who immigrated from Europe to North America, with no knowledge of English. Joe had a buddy who helped him get a job on a construction site, and who taught him to say "apple pie and coffee" in English. Each day at lunchtime Joe went to the restaurant and said "apple pie and coffee". This worked fine until he tired of this diet and asked his friend how to order something else for a change. His friend taught him to say "ham sandwich and coffee". So the next day Joe went to the restaurant and happily said to the waiter "ham sandwich and coffee". The waiter replied "white or rye?". Joe said "apple pie and coffee".

Best wishes for 2009!

¡Feliz y próspero año nuevo!

CBHA (talk) 22:09, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

George Caddy[edit]

Nice work. Gerardw (talk) 02:53, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Saw it pop on recent changes ... so many of the N's (new articles) are vandalism, drivel, or junk and this was written and well sourced and everything. No idea about DYK. Gerardw (talk) 03:00, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Did You Know question[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Olive Cotton at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Art LaPella (talk) 20:18, 18 January 2009 (UTC)


Thank you JR. Your comments caught me at a low ebb. Thx! Victuallers (talk) 21:45, 20 January 2009 (UTC)


DYK nomination of George Caddy[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of George Caddy at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Mario1987 10:22, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Dot spot[edit]

Clever! --Richardrj talk email 08:42, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

As ever, the clue is in the subject line. You revealed the hidden secrets of the dots on your userpage. Most entertaining, --Richardrj talk email 08:55, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Nice idea. I do like looking at the POD, but that picture looks rather gloomy and, well, Wagnerian. Plus opera isn't really my thing at all so not quite sure what's going on there. Back to the desks, your own swishy-switchy Richardrj talk email 09:11, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for George Caddy[edit]

Updated DYK query On January 24, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article George Caddy, 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) 00:40, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Ancora sull'ancora[edit]

Thank you again for your barnstar. I had been reluctant to put it on my talk page, because it is the same image as the one for the The Real Life Barnstar, which I don't deserve. (Also, it took me a while to get the connection that this was a star anchor.) Incidentally, there are other "anchor" barn stars available - see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ships/Archive 6#Proposed WikiProject Ships barnstar. May I ask you to change the image here to one of these? (There's no conflict with WikiProject Ships since they decided to use a wheel.) — Sebastian 03:17, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Olive Cotton[edit]

Updated DYK query On January 25, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Olive Cotton, 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) 05:51, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Wow you have so many of these, I never get any DYKs :( –Capricorn42 (talk) 07:08, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Ahhh, it feels so nice to be watched over by you[edit]

(thats got to be a song lyric somewhere)
If we need to take ourselves too seriously, we might as well go and work for the Brittanica. Anyways thanks for your warm kudos. Phil_burnstein (talk) 12:07, 27 January 2009 (UTC)


What you posted on the short term memory thing was definitely ROFL. By the way, your Picture of the Day has a definite air of obscenity that any teenage boy would apppreciate. Phil_burnstein (talk) 16:51, 28 January 2009 (UTC)


AfD is sort of a discussion (see these). I don't think the article will survive an AfD as the subject is purely non-notable. The XfD tab is on the top of Bhaktbaba page. (NP if you have changed your mind though:)) –Capricorn42 (talk) 06:06, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Leave the noinclude box unchecked and provide the reasoning in the space provided, that would be sufficient. –Capricorn42 (talk) 06:24, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

I saw the afd, most weak keep comments based on AGF and lack of experts in the subject.:/ Well, looks like the sock issue is settled and not really relevant to the AfD context. –Capricorn42 (talk) 02:25, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Please don't take this personally, but the article will stand or (more likely) fall on its own merits. I support giving the user the opportunity to add correct references (based on WP:AGF) but if none are forthcoming I doubt anyone would challenge the AfD. Now might be a good time for you to take a step back from this debate and let the matter resolve itself. – 74  14:09, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
My response is on the talkpage, diff here[1]. Julia Rossi (talk) 22:23, 30 January 2009 (UTC)


Hi Julia Rossi, I left a response to everyone who posted on my talk page. :) Best wishes. Acalamari 23:25, 29 January 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for pointing me to Dilbert [on my talk page] . I also found The_No_Asshole_Rule - an equally funny, but more thorough treatment of the issue.--Mr.K. (talk) 19:18, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Type tip[edit]

Thanks as ever for the links. But what is tl:dr? Sm knd f txt spk? Sws sws, --Richardrj talk email 12:24, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Finnish humor[edit]

Thank you for the link, Julia (I hope you don't misinterpret my words; I did not mean to minimize the winter war. A single person killed in war is a source of sorrow to me... You know, since I was very young I used to go hiking alone in the Alps, and as I'm there I start thinking to all people sent there to their death, and I cannot help crying. I think I will never be able to go over World War I, it is too much for me. And it's a grain of sand compared to what came later...) But what a beautiful page you have! :) Cheers --pma (talk) 23:08, 5 February 2009 (UTC)


Oh, how lexically gruesome, Julia. We should create a new adjective: manue, manuer, manuest. -- JackofOz (talk) 22:56, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

It's that time of year again[edit]

Click here and damn that bot!

Your (s)wish is my command.

Aw, lovely. Thank you :)

help welcome[edit]

hello! thanks A LOT for your help with Brazilian art!!!!!! my best regards! Ricardofrantz (talk) 10:20, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Chateau-Neuf de Saint-Germain-en-Laye[edit]

Way to go, Julia. I was going to link to fr today, but you beat me to it. It seems you do French. I guess that means I didn't screw up the translation too badly. But as you saw, I tend to get bit Frenchified in my English when I do that. --Milkbreath (talk) 11:21, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

I kill diacritics whenever I find them. English uses a 26-letter alphabet. Even when they can be justified, if the word exists in English, like cafe, chateau, or facade, they are wrong and excrescent. --Milkbreath (talk) 14:42, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

I would be forever in your debt, because I wouldn't pay you back, if you would do whatever you think is necessary for the article above and beyond what I've done, like cats or refs or whatever might need to be done about my having used pics from the French article unmodified. As for the diacritics, I too believe in consistency, and I did sort of try to keep that, leaving the diacritics in the actual French stuff and leaving them off the English, but I'm sure I was somewhat sloppy. If I feel like it, I'll straighten it out to my liking (thanks), and if I never do get around to it, c'est dommage. --Milkbreath (talk) 23:27, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Don't worry about it. --Milkbreath (talk) 01:50, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Your Bon Noel template[edit]

Hi Julia, I added a message (using the "New section" button) to a user talk page here: [[2]] but it's invisible. By adding after your template, I managed to make it visible (see User talk:Halcatalyst). I don't know how many invisible messages are lurking on other user pages...! Please mend your template, or all the user pages of people to whom you sent Christmas wishes. Thanks. PamD (talk) 08:36, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Answered at PamD's user talk page, and found it was the one that slipped by me when busy correcting them at the time or people have fixed their own, afaik. Julia Rossi (talk) 07:01, 24 February 2009 (UTC)


I'm with you. WTF?!?! BrainyBabe (talk) 19:10, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Book by old time, non-notable english author[edit]

Eureka! "Yet Richard Church (b. 1893), the son of a postman, raised and educated in south London..." He wrote several autobiographical books including "Over The Bridge, an Essay In Autobiography", "The Golden Sovereign", and others. See Richard Church (poet). (talk) 17:20, 28 February 2009 (UTC)


Poarding??? What were they thinking? -- JackofOz (talk) 22:33, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Gerald N. Epstein[edit]

Thanks for your comment. I have fiddled a bit with the introductory lines, but I hope to strengthen the notablity issue with a quote about Epstein from a book on imagery theoreticians and practitioners. Unfortunately, the book isn't available to me now, and I will make the fix as soon the book gets back to me -- probably in two weeks. I will also trim and paraphrase the text where I allow Epstein to talk too much. David Hollidays (talk) 19:57, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Novels Collaboration of the Month: March 2009[edit]

Hi, Julia. You supported Shantaram (novel), which has been selected as the Novels WikiProject's new Collaboration of the Month. Please help improve this article towards featured article standard. Cheers. Liveste (talkedits) 23:47, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

SETI theology[edit]

Hi Julia,. There are several ways to approach your question. If SETI's failure is due to the fact that there are no other sentient creatures:

  1. This gives great heart to those who believe that humankind is the be all and end all of creation.
  2. There must have been a Creator.
  3. There is no spontaneous generation, and perhaps there is no evolution. What seems to be evolutionary force is God's causation.
  4. God actively prevents humanity from destroying itself.
  5. We are just damn lucky.
  6. Etc. I'm sure you can think of a lot more.

Of course SETI's failure does not prove any of the above. There are always alternate explanations.
If you want my personal beliefs, "I'll show you mine if you show me yours".
Phil_burnstein (talk) 10:35, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

The WikiProject Novels Newsletter - March 2009[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue 28 - November 2008
From the Coordinators

As you can see, this is about as bare-bones of a newsletter as you can get. The reason for this is that the newsletter has and will be inactive, but we wanted to get a last one out detailing the current state of our project. The truth is that WP:NOVELS is in bad shape. Only a few editors are active in editing inside of our project. Our Peer Review section, this newsletter, our task forces, and our collaboration center are all dead; although a collab is picked each month, not a lot of work seems to occur.

Out of these ashes, we are proposing that the project start an A-class review system. This will hopefully bring people together for reviewing, and will perhaps get the project some sorely-needed attention from others who can come in and help rehabilitate it. Final plans have not been established, but we will see about getting a mass message out to all of the project members if/when it is set up; discussion of this can be conducted on the General Forum.

This newsletter will probably be the last we will have for a long time, as neither Ed nor Kevinalewis have the time to create these every month. However, if any editor is willing to step up and create one, we would be glad to assist you in making it up.

If you don't want to create a newsletter, but would still like to help, there are plenty of things that can be done. As detailed on the right, the Novels Peer Review section has four articles needing attention, but only one review has been done; one from May, one from November, and one from December have not had any comments left on them. Please consider helping out there; even a 15-minute review would help.

Your coords,

Kevinalewis (talk · contribs) and the_ed17 (talk · contribs)

Member news
  • Talk between Kevinalewis and the_ed17, the two project coordinators, has led to us deciding to suspend elections for coordinators indefinitely. With the exceedingly low amount of participation in the last elections (five total votes), we do not feel that it is worth it to try to set up another election.
  • 20 positions remain unfilled at the Job Centre. Members who are active project contributors are encouraged to apply even if they can only do a position for a short time.
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This has been an automated delivery by BrownBot (talk) 17:03, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Olorgesailie[edit]

Updated DYK query On 10 March, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Olorgesailie, which you recently nominated. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Thanks for nominating, PeterSymonds (talk) 08:55, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Help with French translation[edit]

Fancy seeing you there? Would you like a litle help? I wouldn't dabble in your sandbox without permission! BrainyBabe (talk) 12:33, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Meh, never got around to it, and now it has been deemed copyvio. Oh well. Good intentions. BrainyBabe (talk) 07:24, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Gerald N. Epstein[edit]

Julia, A few weeks ago you said you would be willing to have a look at the revision of my entry on Gerald N. Epstein. It is up now on User:David_Holliday/Gerald Epstein. I'd appreciate it very much if you would read it. Also, can you tell me why my references aren't formatted? They were once, but I may have gummed up the works by adding some references and deleting others.

Thanks again for your help.

David Hollidays (talk) 20:04, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Gerald N. Epstein[edit]

Julia -- A quick note of many, many thanks for your partial edit and your accompanying note. It's all been enormously helpful. My computer is giving me some trouble in transferring changes, but things should be under control tomorrow. Again, many many thanks. David Hollidays (talk) 16:06, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Paint faint[edit]

Jules! Welcome back to the RD. You've been taking a break from desking, I see, although not from the pedia itself. Hope all is well with you, your frugal and focused friend Richardrj talk email 08:58, 3 April 2009 (UTC) By the way, is there a missing link in your lotteries reply?

Joke poke[edit]

Of course I want to hear it! What better way to liven up a dull Friday morning in my cubicle? Don't worry, I will tell you if it's funny or not. Never seen Lead Balloon myself, am currently open-mouthed at The Apprentice (do you get that down under?) which is funnier and more cutting than any comedy, can't believe these kinds of people actually exist. Away you go, --Richardrj talk email 09:20, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

I meant the British Apprentice, which is the only one I've seen. I only know one joke, it's kind of rude (no leather though, unfortunately) but I'm sure you can take that in your elegant stride. A man is trudging across the desert with his camel and his thoughts turn, as men's thoughts inevitably do, to sexual congress. Frustrated by his lack of recent activity, he contemplates trying it on with the beast of burden, but dismisses the thought as repulsive. Eventually however he can resist no longer, gets behind the camel and attempts to "enter" it. He has no luck though, the creature wriggles around, bites him and won't co-operate. A few days later, still appalled by the idea, he tries again but once again the beast turns round, bites him and refuses to keep still. His frustration mounts even further. Finally, after several more days of weary trudging, a beautiful girl appears from behind a sand dune, dressed in a diaphonous gown. She approaches him eagerly, saying "Oh, it's been months since I've had a man, I'll do anything for you, anything!" To which the man replies, "Right love, if you could just hold this camel's head still..." Tell me your country music joke – I love country music. Enjoy your weekend – Vienna is getting lovely and summery now. Focused as ever, --Richardrj talk email 14:38, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

More Gerald Epstein[edit]

Julia -- First of all, thanks again for your excellent editing. I've been an editor much of my life, so I feel I know good editing when I see. Not only did you do enough to help me see where I had been going wrong, the sentences you changed were done precise and deft. Thanks, thanks.... Would you mind running your eye over my entry again? I've kept most of what you have done, tried clarifying the import of the studies, made a few changes in the headings, and deleted material that I now see was irrelevant and not in the encyclopedia mode....Am I right that to insert these changes on the original entry, I simply create an "edit this page" and then make the changes? David Hollidays (talk) 18:23, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Happy Julia Rossi's Day![edit]

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Julia Rossi has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Julia Rossi's day!
For being one of our more charming RefDesk regulars,
enjoy being the Star of the day, Julia Rossi!

23:04, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

If you'd like to show off your awesomeness, you can use this userbox.

WikiProject Novels Newsletter - June 2009[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue 30 - June 2009
Member news
  • Coordinators election. An election has been long overdue, and therefore one will begin shortly. If you wish to stand, please put your name in by June 28, when voting will start. Members are encouraged to vote for the candidate they wish to support by July 21 at the Coordinator Elections. The Ed17 has decided not to stand for re-election. His work as Assistant Coordinator, along with Kevinalewis, since the last elections in October is highly appreciated by all members of the project.
  • The Novels Project now has 128 active members.
  • 17 positions remain unfilled at the Job Centre. Members who are active project contributors are encouraged to apply even if they can only fill a position for a short time.
  • The His Dark Materials task force has been set up, and the role of coordinator has been undertaken by Pmlinediter.
Project news

- Contributors are Alan16, (who searched the archives).

Task force and related news
– Position of editor for the task force has been undertaken by Pmlinediter.
Peer review and assessment news
the_ed17 (talk) and Alan16 (talk)
Member in Focus
  • Hi, I have been a member of this project for a few months now, and after finally gotten to grips with Wikipedia I have decided to take on the role of writing this newsletter (currently by myself, but any help would be appreciated) with some helpful tips from The Ed17. After undertaking this I realise why it was so difficult to keep it going. I will, however, persevere. From the members, I would encourage you to vote in the Coordinator elections, and take up roles at the Job Centre. The project has struggled recently, and I am hoping to try and revive it. If, with the publication of this newsletter, there are a couple of things that aren't quite up-to-date (like the Collaboration part), you can be certain I am working on it. I will be trying to get a newsletter out on around the 21st of every month. Finally, thanks for the help Ed. Regards, Alan16 (talk) 23:41, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Current debates
  • A Kenneth Oppel task force has been proposed. You can comment here. Oppel is a Canadian author who specialises in Young adult fiction.
Novel related news
  • American writer Michael Hemp wins the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Action/Adventure category for his novel, The Nadjik Pheromone.
From the Outreach Department

This is my first attempt at the newsletter, and I hope it at least gets close to the previous high standards set by Kevinalewis and The Ed17. I will once again encourage you to vote in the Coordinator elections, as I hope it could be the springboard to revitalise the project. I'll keep working on the newsletter, partially because I like the stress, and partially because we need it to get members and would-be members interested. Hopefully the start of great things. Regards, Alan.

Collaboration of the Month
  • Because there has been little activity on our Collaboration page for a long time, I have made an executive decision, and chosen The Tin Drum as our Collaboration of the month.
    All members are asked to assist where they can.
    The next collaboration is due for selection on 21 July, 2009 so nominate and vote.
Newsletter challenge

This month's article is Mindplayers by science fiction author Pat Cadigan. It is a previous, uncompleted challenge.

Announcements and open tasks
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WikiProject Novels - Coordinator Election[edit]

Hello. To begin, every member of WikiProject Novels will be getting this message (the joy of macros) so if you wish to get in touch with me, please post a message on my talk page. I would encourage anyone who so wishes, to stand in the Coordinator Elections. If you wish to stand, please do so by 23:59pm, June 27. Voting will the continue to 23:59pm, July 21. Can everyone please check-out the Coordinator Elections page. Also, the collaboration of the month is The Tin Drum, so if you have any spare time, please check it out. And I apologise to the seven of you for whom this will be a repeat message. Regards, Alan16 (talk).

Coordinator Election[edit]

Hello. The Coordiantor Election has begun. All members are encouraged to vote by the deadline, July 28. To vote simply add support to the comments and questions for.. section of the member of your choice.

3 users are standing:

Regards, Alan16 (talk) 19:45, 29 June 2009 (UTC).

The WikiProject Novels Newsletter - July 2009[edit]

The July 2009 issue of the Novels WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. Alan16(talk)

WikiProject Novels - Narnia Task Force[edit]

Hi! You would be glad to know that a new wikipedia ad has been created by Srinivas to encourage users to join Chronicles of Narnia Task Force. You can display that ad on your user/talk page too using the following code: {{Wikipedia ads|ad=190}}

-- Alan16 (talk) 10:36, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Novels - August 2009 Newsletter[edit]

The August 2009 issue of the Novels WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. Alan16 (talk) 17:30, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Copyright problem: George Chapman (healer)[edit]

On February 6, 2010, the article George Chapman (healer) was tagged for investigation into potential copyright infringement of [3]. Investigation shows that when you created the article in July 2007, you did incorporate substantial content from that article.

For one example, compare the following from your contribution:

Chapman's "surgery" on his patients was carried out on their spirit (or etheric) bodies, from which the benefits were transferred to the subjects' physical bodies. Among other cancers, he was credited with curing an inoperable and malignant brain tumour, as well as with improving various eye conditions and even lengthening a patient's leg. Chapman himself maintained that the purpose of his healing mission was to prove that there was life after death; he said the healings were secondary.

To the source:

Chapman's "surgery" on his patients was carried out on their spirit (or etheric) bodies, from which the benefits were transferred to the subjects' physical bodies. Sceptics may have scoffed, but Chapman's supporters point to many astonishing healings achieved. He is credited with curing an inoperable and malignant brain tumour, among other cancers, as well as with improving various eye conditions and even lengthening a patient's leg. Chapman himself maintained that the purpose of his healing mission was to prove that there was life after death; the healings, he said, were secondary.

Their publication of this text clearly preceded ours by over a year. The website is marked © Copyright of Telegraph Media Group.

I'm afraid that we are not able to utilize previously published materials without verifying that these contents are licensed compatibly for our use. Accordingly, your version of this article has been deleted and replaced with new content. While you no longer seem to be active on Wikipedia, please ensure if you return to editing that future contributions are written entirely in your own language, except if you incorporate brief and clearly marked quotations in accordance with WP:NFC. The Wikimedia Foundation takes copyright concerns very seriously; contributors who continue to infringe after warning will be blocked from editing. Thank you. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 19:21, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

White horse (mythology)[edit]

Hi Julia, there is a discussion about a segment of this article regarding whether mythology surrounding the white donkey (in reference to Jewish tradition) should or should not be included in a "horse" article. As there is only one editor on each side of the issue, I am inviting some of the folks who were actively involved in creating the article and adding substantive content to take a peek and weigh in. Thanks Montanabw(talk) 22:40, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Maugham The Casuarina Tree 2.jpg[edit]


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New WikiProject Novels initiative[edit]

We have begun a new initiative at the WikiProject Novels: an improvement drive. As a member listed here, you are being notified. Please see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Novels#5-5-5 Improvement Drive and Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Collaboration for more details. Also I would like to remind you to keep an eye on the project talk page at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Novels. Thanks, Sadads (talk) 02:12, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject Novels Collaboration for February[edit]

Thank you everyone who participated in the January Collaboration, it was quite a success with 5 new C class articles, 3 stub kills and several articles were removed from our backlogs. In support of the Great Backlog Drive, the WikiProject Novels Collaboration for February is going to help remove backlog candidates in the backlogs related to WikiProject Novels. Please join us, and help us wikify, reference, clean up plot sections and generally improve Novels content, Sadads (talk) 21:54, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

You are recieving this message because you are a member of WikiProject Novels according to Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Members

Happy Valentine's Day, wherever you are[edit]

Oh Julia, one day you suddenly disappeared from Wikipedia and I'll never know why. You'll probably never see this, but I wanted to say thank you for the laughs we shared on these pages. We always used to send each other Valentines and I see no reason to stop that now, even though you're not here anymore. So Happy Valentine's Day – I miss you. --Viennese Waltz 11:00, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Peer review/FutureSex/LoveSounds/archive2[edit]

Hi Julia. Remember me? Does music interest you? I was wondering if you could drop by the PR page. Regards, Efe (talk) 10:57, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

File:250px-Villa savoye cote.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:250px-Villa savoye cote.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Cloudbound (talk) 21:24, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Still thinking of you[edit]

Happy Valentine's Day, Julia. --Viennese Waltz 08:22, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Happy Valentine's Day[edit]

Wishing you well Julia, wherever you are. --Viennese Waltz 08:35, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:58, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

It's that time of year again[edit]

♥ Happy Valentine's Day, Julia. ♥ --Viennese Waltz 11:13, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Happy Valentine's Day[edit]

With fond affection, --Viennese Waltz 08:44, 14 February 2017 (UTC)