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Statue of Liberty[edit]

I appreciate your work on the lede. I think it diminishes the impact of the end of the first paragraph of the lede if you insert a second "United States" there.--Wehwalt (talk) 21:14, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Good edits, thanks. I think you are seeing how I wanted this lede to be written. Short, fast, and tight. Get in, say what you need to, hit the high points, sell your subject, then get on with the article. Save all detail for the body.--Wehwalt (talk) 20:01, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
I feel good about the article now. If I didn't have an article already at FAC, I'd nominate it immediately. I don't always feel this good about an article, but I do this time.--Wehwalt (talk) 23:27, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
Discussion of art inserted.--Wehwalt (talk) 19:46, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Statue of Freedom image no good, the source page is dead and we will have problems proving it is government made. I struck it. What about the Delacroix?--Wehwalt (talk) 19:52, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

I've temporarily commented out your paragraph on the replicas until you can cite it. I can't come up with a figure for the number of replicas and fear this an open door for everyone from Las Vegas to Disneyland Paris to drop in their favorite replica. Also, I think it would be OK to mention the way the SoL appears in Planet of the Apes, most people know the movie and it will be a spoiler for very few. Thoughts welcome though.--Wehwalt (talk) 20:14, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
I will add references as needed tonight to the replicas paragraph. I am not worried about the images being scrunched, this section will, alas, not get smaller.--Wehwalt (talk) 10:33, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

FAC[edit]

What do you think of the suggestion that popular culture be inserted? I am very much against it, because if you open the door to that, there is no end to it, just look at the article on that. If you want to go ahead and ce now, I'll stay off the article for a bit. Also, do you see other things relevant to the suggestions (or anything else!) that I've left undone?--Wehwalt (talk) 16:52, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Going to bed. If you are up, it's all yours. See the comments on my talk page, btw. I think the FAC has generally improved the article, though I could have lived without the apes.--Wehwalt (talk) 03:53, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Copper[edit]

I'm dubious, although this is a widely made tale, see this search.--Wehwalt (talk) 12:57, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Ok, thanks. Thought I could trust the people at Norway.com :) Kaisershatner (talk) 13:17, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
They're sneaky SOBs. I think the majority opinion is that it came from there, and apparently they donated an ore-laden stone for display on Liberty Island in the '90s as well. I still want to see what Moreno has to say about it and I won't be home until Sunday.--Wehwalt (talk) 14:32, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Columbia and the princess[edit]

here is exactly what we need for Columbia and the Indian Princess. Are you any good at getting images out of pdfs? --Wehwalt (talk) 21:06, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Never mind, I got User:Connormah, who is a good guy and very helpful on image stuff, to take care of it. Let me know what you think. Also, there is a demand at FAC for that replicas paragraph. I will be home tomorrow so I will help out with that if it needs it.--Wehwalt (talk) 10:38, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

I think there is a good chance the article will pass FAC over the weekend if Brianboulton supports, as he seems minded to do.--Wehwalt (talk) 00:42, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Just wanted to thank you very much for all your help in getting Statue of Liberty to FA.--Wehwalt (talk) 17:11, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Collaborative news on quippd[edit]

Hey, I noticed that you had recently edited the Park 51 article, and I hoped that you could help out on another collaborative community edited project.

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I hope you check us out -- and feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.

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Hasmonean and Maccabees[edit]

I have suggested either a merge or some radical sorting as the articles are so similar. As the main editor of the former, you may have a view. Marshall46 (talk) 14:34, 11 November 2010 (UTC)


Invitation to join a discussion in Talk:Gun violence in the United States[edit]

I noticed you've done some work in the above referenced article talk page regarding NPOV issues. I wanted to invite you to take part in a discussion I have initiated to change the page name to "Guns in the United States" or "Gun Culture in the United States". This title is much less slanted and clears up a big POV problem with the article. The discussion is located here: [[1]]DesertPhox (talk) 14:54, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Game of Thrones latest/last[edit]

Hi Kaisershatner. I guess I saw it more like "George W. Bush was the last president of the United States" and less like 'final' as you mentioned. If you feel it comes across more like the latter than the former and want to revert my revert, that's fine.Caidh (talk) 19:56, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

United States Bill of Rights has been selected as the United States Wikipedians' Collaboration of the Month for June 2011[edit]

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Main page appearance: Statue of Liberty[edit]

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The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue, a gift to the United States from the people of France, is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of American independence. It has become an iconic symbol of freedom and of the United States. Fundraising for the statue proved difficult, especially for the Americans, and by 1885 work on the statue's pedestal was threatened due to lack of funds. Publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the World initiated a drive for donations to complete the project, and the campaign inspired over 120,000 contributors, most of whom gave less than a dollar. The statue was constructed in France, shipped overseas in crates, and reassembled on the completed pedestal on what was then called Bedloe's Island. Its completion was marked by New York's first ticker-tape parade and a dedication ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland. (more...)

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What did you think about the deletion notice you received?[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Kaisershatner,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


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Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 03:44, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

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What do you think of this?[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Western_culture — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.187.97.22 (talk) 05:35, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Too abstract. Doesn't say who the critics are. Pelarmian (talk) 12:21, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Novels#Task Force: Dune[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Computer game tracking websites[edit]

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