User talk:Karanacs

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20 May 2015

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]

Because of the unusual number of participants with interaction bans in the Lightbreather arbitration case, the consensus of the Arbitration Committee is that:

1. All i-bans and associated restrictions are suspended for participation on the /Evidence page. This suspension extends solely and exclusively to the /Evidence page but some tolerance will be given on the /Evidence talk page to link to material on the /Evidence page.

2. For simplicity, and for the purposes of this case only, one-way i-bans are regarded as two-way i-bans.

3. Threaded interactions of any description between participants are prohibited on both the /Evidence and the /Evidence talk pages.

4. Similar arrangements apply to /Workshop page and the /Workshop talk page.

The original announcement can be found here. For the Arbitration Committee, --L235 (t / c / ping in reply) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:40, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

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)