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If you message me here, i will reply here, as that is the logical place, keeping the conversation in one place; in replying, i will ping you, in case you haven't watched this page.

If i have written you a message on your talk page, likewise, please reply there; i have watched it. Thanks.



Clarification

If it happens that you have come here thinking you were going to talk with a user called Kahtar, you should know that i am also Kahtar; i use that account to make semi-automated edits, and don't watch the talk page. Feel free to write here, instead.


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"Democracy and totalitarianism"(a book of Raymond Aron )” listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Military history[edit]

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Super Mario Bros[edit]

You wrote: Hello, I'm LindsayH. An edit that you recently made to Super Mario Bros. (disambiguation) seemed to be a test and has been removed. If you want more practice editing, please use the sandbox. If you think a mistake was made, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks! Happy days, LindsayHello 18:23, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Well, no, it wasn't a test. I get sick of hearing people pronounce the games "Mario Bros" (like "hose"), and thought Wikipedia and in particular this disambiguation/landing page might be a good place to remind everyone to pronounce "brothers" in full. Definitely not a test though! Would there be a better place? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.22.242.174 (talk) 18:40, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

OK, mine apologies, User:129.22.242.174; i assumed that it was a test, because Bros is the standard abbreviation for Brothers, and its standard pronunciation is the full word. I still believe that the clarification you put in is unnecessary, and should not be there, primarily because, as i say, it is standard pronunciation, any mispronunciation is fairly rare, and we aren't a guide to how to say words, anyway. I do apologise, though, as it was not mine intention to offend or make an accusation. I hope you will stay, and continue to help, learning more about WP and our ways. Please ask, if i can help in any way. Happy days, LindsayHello 18:50, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
Well, although it is the standard pronunciation, if you spend enough time around kids, teenagers, and 20somethings, or watch enough YouTube videos about the games, you will definitely hear them pronounce it "bros" quite a lot. I think it would be useful to put it somewhere; I know many Wikipedia articles have pronunciation guides for proper names, so why not this? What do you think would be the best way to do it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.22.242.174 (talk) 19:21, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
Ha! I'll be honest, i have never watched a video of it ~ i always enjoyed playing the the games myself, can't imagine that watching someone else is at all interesting; perhaps that shows more about me.... Anyway, i'm not ignoring you, i am just thinking about how best to incorporate the pronunciation. Happy days, LindsayHello 19:43, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
I have made an adjustment; no guarantees that it will stay, however; there may be people who dislike it. Happy days, LindsayHello 10:44, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
Hey, that looks nice and I hope it will be helpful to people! Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.22.242.174 (talk) 16:04, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:2018 in science[edit]

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New Page Reviewer Newsletter[edit]

Hello LindsayH, thank you for your efforts in reviewing new pages!
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The NPP backlog at the end of the drive with the number of unreviewed articles by creation date. Red is older than 90 days, orange is between 90 and 30 days old, and green is younger than 30 days.

Backlog update:

  • The new page backlog is currently at 3819 unreviewed articles, with a further 6660 unreviewed redirects.
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New Year Backlog Drive results:

  • We made massive progress during the recent four weeks of the NPP Backlog Drive, during which the backlog reduced by nearly six thousand articles and the length of the backlog by almost 3 months!

General project update:

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Please comment on Talk:2018[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Nagorno-Karabakh[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Noah Oppenheim[edit]

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Seal of Athens[edit]

Hello, thank you for contacting me. The seal/emblem/coat of arms of Athens has two versions. Because Athens is visited by a lot of tourists it has an English and a Greek version. They have the exact same colours and design, the only change being the lettering. The old version had wrong colours and some design problems. The version I added is the most accurate one as the document is official. TakisA1 (talk) 19:10, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Ronald Reagan[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Lists of earthquakes[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Mikhail Bulgakov[edit]

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Share your experience and feedback as a Wikimedian in this global survey[edit]

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New Page Review Newsletter No.10[edit]

Hello LindsayH, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

ACTRIAL:

  • ACTRIAL's six month experiment restricting new page creation to (auto)confirmed users ended on 14 March. As expected, a greatly increased number of unsuitable articles and candidates for deletion are showing up in the feed again, and the backlog has since increased already by ~30%. Please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day.

Paid editing

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Nominate competent users for Autopatrolled

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  • The next issue Wikipedia's newspaper The Signpost has now been published after a long delay. There are some articles in it, including ACTRIAL wrap-up that will be of special interest to New Page Reviewers. Don't hesitate to contribute to the comments sections. The Signpost is one of the best ways to stay up date with news and new developments - please consider subscribing to it. All editors of Wikipedia and associated projects are welcome to submit articles on any topic for consideration by the The Signpost's editorial team for the next issue.

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Please comment on Talk:Jorge I. Domínguez[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:George Washington[edit]

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Reminder: Share your feedback in this Wikimedia survey[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Cristiano Ronaldo[edit]

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Your feedback matters: Final reminder to take the global Wikimedia survey[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal[edit]

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Torch/Flashlight[edit]

Wikpedia currently carries a US English Title and for this Topic and appears to be aggressively defending it. The Oxford Dictionary sides with Torch- a portable means of illumination, acknowledging the US word of "FLASHLIGHT" as an alternative despite this being used initially as a product description by manufacturer. Changing this would seem to be the correct thing to do. The word Torch, is, it seems , being adopted in US English to describe a Stick with with combustible material at one end, which is up to the US. However, if Wikpedia is genuinely to become a world resource, the world -wide name in use should take preference. Until this is the case, Wikpedia should carry a Language disclaimer at the forefront of any definition that the dominant content in Wikpedia will be US English and that the Definitions contained are only appropriate to The US. WIKPEDIA should also stop asking for donations from outside the US if they wish only to serve the one Language and region.

The same would be said in the Petrol vs Gasoline argument. More countries around the world say Petrol Rather than Gasoline but guess which one Wikpedia uses.

Often busy with Work.....? not when someone edits Flashlight though ???

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/torch https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/torch

torch (plural torches)

A stick with a flame on one end, used chiefly as a light source; a similarly shaped implement with a replaceable supply of flammable material. The mob of angry villagers carried torches and pitchforks to the vampire's castle. THE US

(Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa) A portable light source powered by electricity; a flashlight. - The Majority of English speaking Countries........

Ernst slipped and dropped his torch on the flagstones, shattering the bulb and plunging us into darkness. (slang, US) An arsonist. Short form for blowtorch or oxy-gas torch Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.5.97.181 (talk) 15:37, 29 April 2018 (UTC) (reply)

Please comment on Talk:Sarah Paulson[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Ariana Grande discography[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Nextdoor[edit]

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NPR Newsletter No.11 25 May 2018[edit]

Hello LindsayH, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

ACTRIAL:

  • WP:ACREQ has been implemented. The flow at the feed has dropped back to the levels during the trial. However, the backlog is on the rise again so please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day; a backlog approaching 5,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.

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Paid editing - new policy

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Please comment on Talk:InfoWars[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Steve Down[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Jabel Mukaber[edit]

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NPP Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]

Hello LindsayH, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel: there are currently 2900 unreviewed articles, and 4000 unreviewed redirects.

Announcing the Backlog Elimination Drive!

  • As a final push, we have decided to run a backlog elimination drive from the 20th to the 30th of June.
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