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Todo list[edit]

Ping me if you need me[edit]

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)
You're right - for this particular article, I assume there's nothing else relevant in the book. Karanacs (talk) 15:47, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 25, 2015[edit]

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)
Oh, heck, Dank, I just realized that you made it "Texian army of English-speaking settlers". Tejanos (Mexicans born in Texas) under the command of Juan Seguin were also in the Texian army and fought at San Jacinto. I tweaked it again. Tag! You're it! — Maile (talk) 00:08, 10 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)

It's today: Texas Revolution, precious again --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:01, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Lightbreather arbitration case: special arangements[edit]

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Battle of San Jacinto[edit]

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)
Good, then. You've given me time to do some editing on it, and you can have a look at it later down the line. I was reading the book "Paper Republic" to do a book article. Decided I can't. It takes a numismatic oriented person to do an article on this book. — Maile (talk) 12:09, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CX, May 2015[edit]

Looks like you don't subscribe, so here's a link for you. They quoted from your FA nomination, which looks wonderfully refreshing in their newsletter. — Maile (talk) 23:09, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

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Why the protection at User talk:Lightbreather?[edit]

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)
Alright Grognard Extraordinaire Chess (talk) Ping when replying 17:10, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

A little help[edit]

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[edit]

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)


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Hey Karanacs, have you seen my email to you? Thanks! Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 23:37, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
I saw it, meant to respond and say I was thinking about it, apparently forgot to respond, and will get back to you by Monday. Pinkie promise. Karanacs (talk) 00:02, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Take your time—there's no hurry! I was worried that I'd messed up the address or some similarly silly mistake. Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 04:17, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Just a small reminder; there's still no hurry. :-) Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 19:31, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
My brain apparently interpreted that as next Monday. Sigh. All done now :) Karanacs (talk) 18:02, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

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Just some yadda yadda[edit]

If you haven't already seen it, a few people have been adding reviews on the Texas Rising article. I've started to look at it as entertainment, because it's starting to stray a lot from history. Although...if it wasn't meant as Texas history, that storyline about Emily and Santa Anna is like...well...maybe a soap opera, and it's not bad in that way. Not sure why Indians keep getting thrown into they take this series far enough for the 1841 Enchanted Rock stand off between the Comanches and John Coffee Hays...what part of Durango, Mexico will substitute as Enchanted Rock? — Maile (talk) 23:08, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

I'm planning to catch up on it this weekend (I don't usually have time to watch tv during the week). I figured it would be less than historical, which is why our article was important. It has Brendan Fraser and Bill Paxton, and that makes me happy :) Karanacs (talk) 00:06, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Romance WikiProject[edit]

Hello, I've noticed you've edited Romance articles in the past and wanted to see if you had any interest in joining a new WikiProject for romance plange (talk) 17:48, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Absolutely, if there's a romance novel WikiProject I would join! One of my goals this year is to increase the coverage of romance novels, starting with the RITA-Award winning books. Karanacs (talk) 18:33, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
awesome!! Oops my link was bad, here it is WP:ROMANCE. I just started it this weekend so am still fleshing out pages. I'm awaiting AWB approval and will then start tagging. I started fleshing out articles last week when I saw that many RITA authors didn't have pages, so I started pages for the likes of Sherry Thomas and more. (Also nominated it for a DYK) I originally thought to just make it a task force under WP:WPBIO but realized that wouldn't do. As you note, books are in desperate need. I was kind of horrified at how lacking the site is in this area, but that's not surprising. Also, don't know if you saw on WP:NBOOK's Talk page but there's a discussion going on to add bestseller lists to notability... My WP knowledge is only strong on bios so if you have anything to add to the guides on novels (or to bios or anything else there) I've set up please feel free. I just see what i have there now as an initial stab until others start joining and add to the concensus....plange (talk) 20:41, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Tempted to email you...but...[edit]

I perceive you as a person who prefers transparency, so I'm here. This is my opinion of the latest. There will never be an end if we continue to respond. You can make your own decision, but I choose not to feed it. I have seen this before. There seem to be among us certain really, really, really needy individuals who fill up talk pages. Every response is a green light for them to keep going. Whatever it is, this looks to be endless. It does tend to kill motivation, which in and of itself might be what lies beneath. That would be a form of disruptive editing, right?— Maile (talk) 23:34, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

I agree with you. The arguments are becoming ridiculous and the sheer amount of text is problematic. I do still believe the article needs an overhaul. I've got a stack of books on my desk, just have to find the time to dive further into them. Hopefully life gets calmer this summer! Karanacs (talk) 14:36, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Comparing behavior[edit]

Comparing behavior:

  1. Lightbreather replaced a POV term in the NRA lead with the term used by WP:V, WP:SECONDARY, WP:RS[1] - per three talk-page discussions.[2][3][4]
  2. Scalhotrod completely re-wrote the lead, omitting term used by WP:V, WP:SECONDARY, WP:RS.[5]
  3. Lightbreather restored #1.
  4. Lightbreather asked Scalhotrod, on his talk page, to stop. Discussion head "NRA Lead".[6]
  5. Scalhotrod followed Lightbreather to another editor's talk page, went to Wikipedia:Ownership of articles to add LB's question to other editor as an example of ownership statements, then (two minutes later) accused LB of ownership on other editor's talk page.[7]
  6. Lightbreather asked Scalhotrod, again on his talk page, to please stop.[8]
  7. Lightbreather removed Scalhotrod's "ownership" example.
  8. Scalhotrod went to his page, changed discussion head "NRA lead" to "Do things my way," wrote this:[9]
Next you'll probably add a THIRD request because of [1] [This was hidden text]
<snark>You'll need to be more specific, my mind reading abilities don't work on Lightbreathers. Oh wait, did you hurt something else and you're now under the influence of something stronger than Ibuprofen?[2] Or maybe you'd like to post a lengthy list of sources that only make sense to you. And don't forget to notify a dozen or so Editors and Admins that you got a boo boo and that some boy is being mean to you[3][4]...
Is that what you are referring to when you say "Please stop." Heck, why don't you file at ANI for old time's sake[5]. Are you bored over the lack of drama over the last week or so?[6][7] I threw in a dif or two to support my claims, did you like that? Say Hi to Eric Corbett[8], Sitush[9], and Hell in a Bucket for me. Oh wait, you can't...</snark> --Scalhotrod (Talk) ☮ღ☺ 16:41, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

His edit summary on that last post was Is duh wittle User upset? and you think his behavior and mine are comparable?[10] Lightbreather (talk) 20:21, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

You left out the part where you insinuated another editor was either a meat or sockpuppet [11]. So yes, I do think that both of you are being equally disruptive. Karanacs (talk) 20:27, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
FTR, I also believe his ownership example is entirely appropriate and would support leaving that on the page. I saw that before I knew it was something you had written. Karanacs (talk) 20:28, 5 June 2015 (UTC)


Needs to be said by somebody. — Maile (talk) 00:04, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

RITA books[edit]

You've been working on RITA books, and I've been working on the authors, and I typically probably won't be doing many novels, but I've been using the Sherry Thomas article as a testing ground for an article's layout, etc., and put it up for a sitewide PR to see what the wider expectation is for a writer bio. Anyway, in the course of this, have been getting reviews for her two RITA books--are you okay with me going ahead and stubbing those out? I didn't want to step on your toes if you had them already in a sandbox... plange (talk) 12:57, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

I'm not working in a sandbox - I write directly in the article. If you've got the info, go for it! Right now, I'm trying to get Vision in White (not a RITA pick) ready for a potential FAC run. Karanacs (talk) 13:20, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Deal with this user[edit]

In every edit History he is calling himself a celebrity from Bollywood and Hollywood. --Cosmic  Emperor  13:36, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Tahera Ahmad[edit]

Hi there, on an encyclopedia note could you take a peek at Tahera Ahmad article. I started a stub and have tried to illicit help from the who you'd think have the most interest in improving the article but alas they have not noticed or decided to ignore. It may be facing deletion soon and I think I've made a case for notability on the talkpage but the writing could be improved. I'm not the strongest writer but my research tells me she is not only a good candidate for an article but also one that helps actually helps the profiles of Muslim women in general. I did tell an anon that if they want to delete after our discussion I will start it on their behalf for full disclosure. Not asking for a !vote should it come to it but help in gauging notability certainly prior to that. Hell in a Bucket (talk) 02:02, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

I don't know about that one. They are right that the coke can incident is really not notable. The other - being the first American woman to recite the Qu'ran publicly - that might be enough to meet the notability criterion. Have you found anything else that discusses how rare that really is, or is it just line items that she did it? This may be a case of she's too "current" for the RSs to have given her enough in-depth coverage to justify the article today. Karanacs (talk) 14:28, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
The way I was seeing it, being the first women to read quran at americas largest muslim convention is one, being featured as a chaplain in The Calling, a pbs special, and coverage that I can show that ranges from 2011-2015. That's four years of covering her work and opinions, I can understand the pop can being somewhat minor but then there is articles like Kai the hatchet weilding hitchhiker and his murder trial and I look at this woman I can't reconcile how that is so different. Maybe I'm missing something. Hell in a Bucket (talk) 00:52, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Invitation to Peer Review[edit]

Hello, Karanacs. I'd like to invite you to comment at Wikipedia:Peer review/Chetro Ketl/archive1. I've already had lots of great feedback there (so it should be pretty tight at this point), but it would be really nice to get some more, particularly from FA vets. I'd appreciate anything you are willing to suggest. Thanks! RO(talk) 15:51, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

BLP violation[edit]

You've just restored personal attacks/abuse targeting me. You may want to reconsider. I've reverted you and demand that you not restore it, as it's subject to revision-deletion which I've already requested. NorthBySouthBaranof (talk) 19:41, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) Wikipedia:No personal attacks states that it would be a personal attack if the content is "Linking to external attacks, harassment, or other material, for the purpose of attacking another editor." The IP seemed to merely be providing an example of personal attacks against other users, not linking to them for the purpose of harassment/attacking. Update (20:04, 16 June 2015 (UTC): Just noticed User talk:NorthBySouthBaranof#vandalism?, BLP got it.Godsy(TALKCONT) 19:59, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

That edit very much violates several policies on outing, harassment, and BLP. Do not restore content like that again. GorillaWarfare (talk) 22:02, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Advice on book article[edit]

Created this this morning and it got redirected back to the author's page. I haven't worked a lot with books, but doesn't it meet #1 in WP:NBOOK? Especially as it stands now in my sandbox? Should I just revert and place new content and see how it fares if put in afd? Thx! plange (talk) 18:56, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

I believe it does. Revert the redirect and move your sandbox version over what's there. Oh, and can you please sort out that "an historical" nonsense in Sherry's article? Eric Corbett 19:18, 17 June 2015 (UTC)


Wow, shes really reaching for the rope again now. With all the harassment stuff I think she could have gotten some leniency due to responding in tress or something, but getting blocked repeatedly for violating sanctions I think shes in for it. Even GW blocked her. Gaijin42 (talk) 19:57, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Heads up[edit]

In case you miss the two questions on Talk:List of Alamo defenders:

  • "this says that Highsmith reentered the Alamo with Martin and Smith" - I'm unclear on which Smith you mean.
  • Please have a look at how I handled the entries to Seguin's bunch, just to make sure that's what you meant.

I have to say, you did a lot of reading and note taking this weekend. I'll work on updating the lead another day. I'm been working on the individual minutia for the last 11 hours. I need a break, but I'm trying to head off any questions that might come up in a review. Diddle with any edits you want.— Maile (talk) 22:29, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the summary, I just logged back in. I spent most of the evening re-reading Lindley. I'll go look back in the book to see which Smith that was, and I'll check on the Seguin entries probably tomorrow. I'm supposed to be working on real work, I'm just weak :) Karanacs (talk) 22:31, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Maya civilization FAC[edit]

Hi Karanacs,

Would you mind revisiting the Maya civilization FAC? I have trimmed it to a point where it is below the length of the Manhattan Project when it made FA, which was the first on the list you posted a link to. Many thanks, Simon Burchell (talk) 09:13, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Battle of the Alamo[edit]

Since I'm primarily a lurker on the Battle of the Alamo page, is it worth addressing the flag/absence thereof in the text?--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 18:47, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Gaarmyvet, I don't think the flag or lack thereof is significant to the article. Do you disagree? Karanacs (talk) 14:20, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
Gaarmyvet, nobody knows which flag or flags were even at the Alamo, except for the flag of the New Orleans Grays. Santa Anna captured that one, and sent it back to Mexico where members of the Mexican congress stomped all over it. Traditional lore (and John Wayne) have said the 1824 flag flew over the Alamo, but scholars have since discounted that because the flag was designed to support the restoration of the 1824 constitution, while in the Alamo they were fighting for a Republic. What some refer to as the "Seguin flag" was actually the flag of Coahuila and Tejas, which the Mexican army hoisted over the Alamo. The Flag of the Republic of Texas was not designed until later. The Dimmitt bloody arm flag was not at the Alamo. — Maile (talk) 16:10, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
I only thought it might be helpful because casual editors keep "improving" the infobox. Maybe a comment in the infobox -- like that for Audie Murphy's birthdate -- would work. I'll yield to the judgment of those working the issue.--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 17:37, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
I think a comment is an excellent idea. Karanacs (talk) 17:59, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

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Thank you![edit]

I enjoyed the Signpost piece about your article writing. Thank you for the time and energy you put in to making this site wonderful. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 21:30, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Me too, and thanks for the shout-out to your peeps. - Dank (push to talk) 22:09, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
Let me add myself to this list. Amazing work. Your contributions have increased the overall value of this encyclopedia.--Skr15081997 (talk) 09:59, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, y'all! Karanacs (talk) 20:24, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Food for future thought[edit]

East Texas/Nacogdoches before and during the revolution has been bothering me. It's like Nacogdoches was an entirely different country that was unlike both Bexar and Goliad. I think most of the books we read ignore this altogether. Certainly the movies and television don't seem to know about it. I found something Lack wrote in a chapter in the Poyo book. Here are my notes. The only thing WP has is Fredonian Rebellion and the post-revolution article Córdova Rebellion. I have no idea what we do, if anything. Thoughts? — Maile (talk) 17:33, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Lack's other book goes into detail about some of those same instances, at least the pre-Republic stuff. I included the tidbit about the soldiers taking over the election in the Texas Revolution article. For the most part, though, you're right - historians haven't given a lot of focus to that region. My long-term list of articles to improves includes the Battle of Nacogdoches (1832). I had been working to improve Mexican Texas too - there is likely plenty of room for improvement in how that article discusses Tejanos, and if you have any ideas on how to do that, it would be welcome. I haven't done a lot of reading on the post-Revolutionary period, but I think there ought to be an article somewhere about the treatment of Tejanos during the Republic of Texas years. They faced similar poor treatment around Goliad, and to a lesser extent outside Bexar. Karanacs (talk) 18:01, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Agree on the idea of an article about the treatment of Tejanos during the Republic. That might be a lot to bite off, but it's probably a good thing to do in the long run. 18:36, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
And somehow in clicking links from Fredonian Rebellion I ended up back on the Alamo Mission in San Antonio page and now I want to cry. So much hard work went into that article, and my first glance at it this time showed an uncited/poorly cited bunch of nonimportant fluff (mixed with flat-out untruths - that San Antonio was founded on the Alamo grounds) told in bad prose. How the heck can so many people not know the least bit about how to write? Looks like the same editor who "fixed" it also redirected San Antonio de Bexar to the presidio instead of the town (which I've now reverted) years ago ... and no one noticed. I guess I get to spend my time today fixing the article back to a more coherent and accurate version instead of writing new content. Karanacs (talk) 18:42, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
I'm not sure I've ever looked at that article before. The redirect fixer you're talking about has an ongoing agenda that makes me think they are either wildly loyal to downtown SA, or they're with the visitor's bureau. A number of articles I created, such as NRHP in that city, were later visited by that editor who change EVERYTHING that said the city's name to their their favorite phrase. I would write something like "located in the Bexar County city of San Antonio in the U.S. state of Texas" and somewhere down line it was changed to that favorite phrase of someone else. It was a mania. Like a slow-moving bot. I sympathize with you. I see we now have irrelevant pix in there, also. — Maile (talk) 22:04, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Congratulations, you have been selected to be either the voice of reason, or the person to point a directional sign on this. I deleted a hunk from the Alamo Mission that I thought was just local politics (and still do). I think somebody has an axe to grind. Most of the bunk was loaded in 2012 on three different articles. Big coincidence, different name but same articles and same stuff. One of these is a BLP article, and it seems borderline libel to me. Should anything be done? — Maile (talk) 20:47, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
I fixed the BLP article. Ridiculous stuff. Karanacs (talk) 20:05, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

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Battle of the Alamo[edit]

Per this edit, Battle of the Alamo is now fully protected for 6 months and can only be edited by an Admnistrator. Don't know where you are, but I hope you're enjoying the summer. — Maile (talk) 12:21, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

I take a break for a few days and everything blows up. I'm remembering why I retired.... Karanacs (talk) 16:54, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Union Avenue Historic Commercial District[edit]

Hi, would you mind looking at this article and make suggestions on what can be changed to this to make it a GA or better? I doubt it would make a FA but at least one article I started I'd like to be a GA! Hell in a Bucket (talk) 14:46, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Remind me again in a few weeks? I'm way behind - I promised to look at a few others and haven't gotten there yet. Karanacs (talk) 20:06, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your numerous contributions to the wiki, and to the world through the pursuit of high quality writing here. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 15:50, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

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Battle of Malvern Hill FAC[edit]


I've just renominated Battle of Malvern Hill for FAC. You commented last time. Mind taking a look again. It's been through a copyedit and an A-Class review over at the Military History WikiProject. Link is here: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Battle of Malvern Hill/archive2. Thank you, --ceradon (talkcontribs) 07:30, 24 July 2015 (UTC)


Hi Karanacs. Now the dust has settled on the Maya civilization FAC, I just wanted to say many thanks for taking the time to review the article, it's always difficult to cut back an article and especially so in this case, but spinning off some of that information made for a more concise article, and some if it was certainly unnecessarily detailed - after an epic haul the article made FA at the weekend. Best regards, Simon Burchell (talk) 09:16, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/October 28, 2015[edit]

Karen, a summary of a Featured Article you nominated at WP:FAC will appear on the Main Page soon. It mostly follows the lead section; how does it look? I try to cap these when I can at 1150 characters, and it's currently around 1100. I'm not sure if I made the best choices for what to cut; any suggestions? - Dank (push to talk) 22:38, 10 October 2015 (UTC

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Precious again, your Battle of Concepción where you "tried hard to keep the article from weighing too heavily towards" one side!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:40, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

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Nominations for the Military history WikiProject historian and newcomer of the year awards now open![edit]

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It's that season again...[edit]

Saturnalia by Antoine Callet.jpg Happy Saturnalia
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 17:26, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/March 2, 2016[edit]

Karen, I'll get to this one today. Please look it over. - Dank (push to talk) 15:25, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

I like it. Thank you! Karanacs (talk) 19:15, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
Oops, I didn't get to it till today :) How about now? We aim for 1150 characters; I trimmed it down to 1173. - Dank (push to talk) 03:10, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
I just wanted more space on the main page ;) I tried to make some tweaks, but I couldn't make it sound better than you did. Karanacs (talk) 14:08, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
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Precious again, your "mostly forgotten episode that had little actual impact on the war or its outcome, although it has the distinction of having been fought at just about the same hour that leaders in Texas were declaring independence several hundred miles away"!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:29, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Three years ago ...
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historical romance
... you were recipient
no. 427 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:23, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Emily Ratajkowski/archive3[edit]

I am taking one last run at getting Emily Ratajkowski promoted to WP:FA in time for a 25th birthday WP:TFA on June 7th. Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Emily Ratajkowski/archive3 needs discussants. Since you were a Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Emily Ratajkowski/archive1 participant, I am hoping you might give some comments.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 01:35, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Emily Ratajkowski/archive4[edit]

You were involved in one of the prior WP:FAC or WP:PR discussions about Emily Ratajkowski. The current discussion at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Emily Ratajkowski/archive4 needs more discussants. In my prior successful FACs, success has been largely based on guidance at FAC in reshaping the content that I have nominated. I would appreciate discussants interested in giving guidance such guidance.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 03:56, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Covent Garden[edit]

The Covent Garden article has been scheduled to appear on the main page at the end of this month on the 30th. Shortly after it was scheduled, a FAR was opened by User:Scott: Wikipedia:Featured article review/Covent Garden/archive1. I am looking at addressing his concerns, though they are vague, and he appears unwilling to expand on his concerns. As you were involved in the FAC in 2011 (Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Covent Garden/archive1) would you mind looking at the review, and providing some guidance as to how to proceed. There is some concern that we may need to reschedule because it would be inappropriate to have a featured article on the main page while there is a FAR in place. SilkTork ✔Tea time 19:12, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

A question of about your Danielle Steel edit from (gulp!) 2007.[edit]

Hello - I hate to bother you about a single word in an article, but back in 2007 you made an edit on her article and I wondered if you made a simple mistake (See here - ). You wrote, "she studied literature design and fashion design," and I wondered if you had used the word design twice by mistake. I've never heard of a major called "literature design" and I'm pretty sure it doesn't exist (if it does I'd like to know what it is!). I started to just delete it but I was afraid this was one more of those things-that-actually-exists-but-I've-never-heard-of-it, a list that is surprisingly long (and to think I thought I knew everything...).

Btw, the cited link for that into is now dead (that darn Internet has done it again). Thanks. __209.179.36.56 (talk) 20:24, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

(See here - )