|20 May 2015|
- Currently at FAC: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Battle of San Patricio/archive1 (article)
- Next up: Battle of Agua Dulce or Welcome to Temptation or Vision in White
- Write Battle of Refugio, Battle of Coleto, Goliad Massacre, Goliad Campaign
- Review Battle of the Alamo and create comprehensive list of what needs to be done on the talk page (back to the library!)
- Create articles for books that received the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award.
- Tornel Decree
Ping me if you need me
Ping me if you want me. Petty stuff has resulted in a threat that I believe is personal and meant for you. Regardless of why or how, it may have always been personal. Something is not right here. Indeed, other voices are needed.— Maile (talk) 14:00, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
- I am not too worried. We have a user who is seemingly obsessed with ONE sentence in an FA-quality, 6k+ word article and is blowing up the talk page of the article. At least he's not edit-warring :) I agree that something isn't right, but I can't quite put my finger on what. All we can do is keep plugging away. You're reading Fowler's SA book, and I am about to start either Tucker's or Calore's. Karanacs (talk) 15:17, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
- I've gone as far as I meant to in Fowler's book. That one chapter is all that's relevant to the article. If you want me to read more of the book, let me know. I still have it — Maile (talk) 15:46, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
Made a couple of minor tweaks, feel free to revert if that doesn't work for you. - Dank (push to talk) 23:04, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
- I also made a slight tweak to your tweak, Dank. It sounded like Houston was asleep when the Battle of San Jacinto broke out. Other than that, and I'm the one who wrote the original blurb, I'm fine with what you changed. — Maile (talk) 23:11, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
- OK, Dank. Your latest tweak makes it a much better sentence all around. — Maile (talk) 23:32, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
- And a P.S., Karanacs. Don't know if you've seen this version, but it's Official Trailer on You Tube. Just guessing, but it looks like they're kicking off the series with the Travis letter from the Alamo. The trailer makes it look like Travis sent out a gazillion copies and everybody is reading their own copy...including Santa Anna. No one who died in the Alamo is listed on Texas Rising at the Internet Movie Database. — Maile (talk) 23:28, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
Lightbreather arbitration case: special arangements
Because of the unusual number of participants with interaction bans in the Lightbreather arbitration case, the consensus of the Arbitration Committee is that:
Battle of San Jacinto
Whenever you resurface again. BTW, hope you got through the serious Texas weather this past week. If you ever get around to the Battle of San Jacinto, I think today must be the first I looked at it. Spurred by reading the old talk page threads I was archiving that questioned why Houston was retreating, and why the Mexican army weren't warned at San Jacinto. Much of it is not sourced. It's otherwise evident you're not the one who wrote it. Most of the article is not about the battle itself. Won't bog you down with details, but ping me when you're ready on this one. — Maile (talk) 00:14, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
- I'm around and checking my watchlist, just didn't have the urge to write lately. I have actually never looked at the San Jacinto article. I'd love to have it ready to be featured for the 180th anniversary next year, but I'm not even sure what other books will need to be read before then. I've got 3 Alamo books on my desk at the moment, and then I can expand my list. I will go ahead and add the page to my watchlist, though, so if you do any work I'll chime in. I'm hoping to get serious about the article late summer/early fall. Karanacs (talk) 00:50, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
The Bugle: Issue CX, May 2015
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Why the protection at User talk:Lightbreather?
There's no evidence that the IP is socking, and the vandalism is only related to one IP. Why the protect? It's also kind of stale. Grognard Extraordinaire Chess (talk) Ping when replying 16:53, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
- (talk page stalker) Probably because the posts (now suppressed) were exceptionally nasty and might have real-life repercussions. It's hardly worth risking the perp jumping to another proxy to reinsert them. Compare this AE thread. How do you mean, it's stale? It was 12 hours ago. Bishonen | talk 17:02, 23 May 2015 (UTC).
- What Bish says. This is the second IP that has posted oversight-worthy stuff on Lightbreather-related pages. The Arb case pages were already protected. I suspect that yet another IP would show up in a few hours. No one should have to put up with harassment. A few days worth of protection for her talk page seemed warranted, and unlikely to have a negative effect on anything else - LB isn't editing much at the moment. Karanacs (talk) 17:08, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
A little help
Sigh. Maile and Karen: I just got up, I see the TFA column was changed 8 hours ago. I've reverted until I can get some feedback from one or both of you. Could you have a look at User talk:Dank#TFA blurbs and article leads and Maunus's point at WP:ERRORS, please, and reply here or on my talk page? (Preferably, don't change the TFA directly, I don't want to give the appearance of rapid back-and-forth in the TFA column.) - Dank (push to talk) 10:38, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
- Re-pinging Maile. - Dank (push to talk) 10:38, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
- Also see WT:ITN#A little help; I'm checking to see how much of a problem it would be today if we have to go over. - Dank (push to talk) 10:55, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
THC Avenging the Alamo-The Road
All night long, THC has been running an hour-long Avenging the Alamo-The Road, which seems to be a prequel to the series. The history of Texas from SFAustin to the Alamo fall, with Texas Rangers mentions tossed in. Author David Marion Wilkinson, historian Andrés Tijerina, H. W. Brands (UT), Albert Camarillo (Stanford University), and a handful of main actors. Brands does most of the talking. They say they threw in the Emily West storyline to have a possible explanation of why Santa Anna went Non compos mentis (my term for his temporary brain burp) at San Jacinto.— Maile (talk) 15:52, 25 May 2015 (UTC)