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DYK

Updated DYK query On 2 September, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Nancy Warren, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Daniel 01:26, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Congrats

Great job to you and bqzip. article is fantastic, and a well earned fa.

 Oldag07 14:02, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the medal! Where shall we go next. I personally would like to see the Corps of Cadets get promoted, but I'd like some feedback on a recommended layout first. — BQZip01 — talk 22:24, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Wiki medal.jpg The Featured Article Medal
I hereby award the Featured Article Medal to Karanacs for her exceptional work on three separate Texas A&M article and their promotion to Featured Article status. If there were more editors out there like you, this world wold be a better place! — BQZip01 — talk 22:24, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Traditions

Howdy. how are you. posted some stuff on the class gift on the talk page of the traditions page. i was wondering what you thought about adding it? Oldag07 11:44, 5 September 2007 (UTC)


Aggie Bonfire

Hello, congrats on Aggie Bonfire! I'm sorry I never got to finish my review, but the article looks great. Thanks also for your help with Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/2005 Texas Longhorn football team. UT got off to a very shaky start this weekend, but at least we're not Michigan! Johntex\talk 05:01, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Thank you!

Hello, thank you very much for the Barnstar - that is a wonderful gesture. I will display it proudly and always try to live up to what it represents. Best, Johntex\talk 18:21, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Sure

Any additional help would be useful...

BTW, here's what ThreeE wrote in response: "Those few additional sources would make a huge difference. Holding your breath is still not recommended though.  :)"
Personally, I believe this person appears to have a vendetta against A&M, the band, me, or something.

— BQZip01 — talk 20:45, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

  • If you had told me last week, last year, or at almost any time of my life that I would someday spend all this time working on a few sentences related to the "tamu band". I would have told you that you were nuts. Strange how life evolves, isn't it?  :-) Johntex\talk 19:24, 14 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Touché - very good point! We have really bought into this whole NPOV thing, haven't we? Johntex\talk 19:37, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Can you undo ThreeE's recent edits. I am trying to avoid the 3RR, but this guy is really pushing it. The statements in question largely do not refer to the band, but to Aggie fans at the game and the band is only mentioned in passing. The first sentence isn't supported by the text. The second and third are direct quotes, but seem to be taken out of context. The fourth has nothing to do with the Aggie Band. — BQZip01 — talk 20:42, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

you're welcome

Not a problem. And, in case it happens again, feel free to use {{subst:vangel}} to thank the kind person who reverts vandalism in future. :) — Timotab Timothy (not Tim dagnabbit!) 20:57, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Bruno Maddox at FAC

Hello Karanacs. If you have a moment would you mind revisiting your vote at WP:FAC for the Bruno Maddox article? It has been considerably copyedited. Comments of any kind would be appreciated.-BillDeanCarter 17:54, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

RFC/USER discussion concerning (ThreeE)

Hello, Karanacs. Please be aware that a request for comments has been filed concerning ThreeE's conduct on Wikipedia. The RFC entry can be found by "ThreeE" in this list, and the actual discussion can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for comment/ThreeE, where I would appreciate your participation and comments. — BQZip01 — talk 11:48, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Donald Powell

Karanacs, I'm trying to stay away from the FTAB talk page until I hear back from BQ on my peace offering. I did want to tell you that I think stating the computer line with attribution to D. Powell (if that is who said it in the reference) would be ideal. If the reference indicates he said it and if article clearly says he is making the claim we are golden. ThreeE 01:34, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Beer

You gonna be in CS for the Okie Lite game? I'd love to buy you a beer after all this help. I'm bringing in some guys (4!!!) from pilot training for a game, my treat, and my brother is hooking me up with tickets on the student side. I was planning on showing them the Dixie Chicken and we could meet at a time you want. I can also bring the book and we can talk about it for a few minutes. You up for it? — BQZip01 — talk 02:15, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Bonfire

You wanna put Aggie Bonfire on the main page still? LOL — BQZip01 — talk 02:16, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Hey lets edit every article to get A&M referenced in it somehow.Thedukeofno 04:41, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure no one tried to get A&M referenced in every article...this is about a specific article, not bonfires in general — BQZip01 — talk 05:44, 18 September 2007 (UTC)
As for the comment above, I think the solution is beer...we definitely need more beer...much more... — BQZip01 — talk 05:44, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

I think the t.u. reference was fine, even in the lead. By not mentioning it, it is omitting the stated purpose of Bonfire. I agree it may be a bit contentious, but it is not an extraordinary claim. — BQZip01 — talk 17:24, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

While I think we have a POV here, it isn't done in a manner that pushes some sort of agenda. It states a fact (the stated purpose of bonfire) and then moves on. It certainly doesn't need to be in the lead sentence, but I think the lead is a perfect place to put it. How we phrase it is another matter altogether. — BQZip01 — talk 17:59, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Batt Quote in Fightin' Texas Aggie Band Article

To me, and thus probably many other readers (think those outside TX or the US) it is not clear that the Battalion is or is not affiliated with the University. I dispute it even being used as a source, since it is self-published. However, if the quote must stay, we should clarify to those not familiar with the University that the Battalion is not an everyday periodical. It's name is dropped in the article as if it were the NY Times or the Washington Post. I have read the issue at the Rowling article and I don't really see the comparison here. Do you think that it is safe to assume that someone a reader in, say Finland, is aware that the Battalion is the student paper?Thedukeofno 04:41, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

That is why it is wikilinked and is the purpose OF a wikilink. — BQZip01 — talk 05:45, 18 September 2007 (UTC)
...much as I have done above... — BQZip01 — talk 05:47, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

This is going nowhere

I went ahead and just requested mediation. This argument is pointless if his mind cannot be changed. The RfC didn't solve anything since no admins will do anything. Next step is arbitration. — BQZip01 — talk 21:27, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

I don't think he will compromise...and his "proofs" seem to be intended as "how to waste someone else's time". — BQZip01 — talk 21:49, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
Feel free to weigh in — BQZip01 — talk 21:54, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Sully

Sure, but it's gonna have to wait until tomorrow. Gotta get some rest.

On a related note, ThreeE turned down mediation...which makes you wonder what kind of "consensus" he wants. — BQZip01 — talk 03:01, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks

Hello. This is a group thanks to all of you for your many comments and help in making the Bruno Maddox article reach FA. All the copyedits really helped polish up the article. I hope to work with you all once again. Best of luck on your own projects, BillDeanCarter 00:49, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Eadbald

Hi -- you mentioned a week or two ago that I should let you know if I put any more Anglo-Saxon kings up for FA. Well, Eadbald of Kent is at FAC now; the nom is here. No obligations, but of course I'd be very glad to get any feedback you have time to give. Thanks -- Mike Christie (talk) 19:59, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Water tower pic

Howdy, Karanacs. I still remember that you wanted a picture of the water tower. Do you still need that? My camera actually broke when I got to Aggieland, so I had it fixed and it's working fine now. Is there any angle you would like the picture to be taken from, or do you just want a pic where all the letters show? BlueAg09 (Talk) 05:08, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

William Cooley

Thanks for your review. I fixed some points but I need your help in some others. Thanks a million.--Legionarius 21:49, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

FAC Golden Film

Thank you for your comments on Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Golden Film. I have posted a short reply. – Ilse@ 19:34, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for the advice

I appreciate it. Using strike outs wasn't my first choice, and now that I know about {{done}} and related templates, I'll use them. Thanks again. -Fsotrain09 09:21, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Biography Newsletter 5

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Barnstar

Thanks! I promise I'll get that water tower pic to you soon. :) BlueAg09 (Talk) 20:16, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

I finally took the picture. I tried to get a pic of the water tower from Rudder but there were construction machines in the way (they're still working on the Life Sciences Building). This was the best one I could take with all of the text showing on the tower. Feel free to crop the tower out or what not. Let me know if you would like any other pictures, as I'll be glad to take more. BlueAg09 (Talk) 02:04, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Good rewrite

Thanks! — BQZip01 — talk 15:28, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Roy Bean

I just wanted to take a second to say thank you for the rewrite and cleanup you did on old Judge Roy Bean. His article has needed some TLC for awhile now, so thanks for pitching in and getting in a presentable format. Feel free to drop by any time. --Brownings 02:56, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Florida Atlantic FAC

Thanks for your comments on the above article at WP:FAC. I believe I have addressed your concerns. Thanks, KnightLago 21:47, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

I just worked on your most recent comments. I left a few questions for you. The owls one I am going to have to work on when I get home. Thanks. KnightLago 18:38, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
I just realized that the cite right above it covers that sentence as well so I moved it down. There are a few questions at the FAC for you. KnightLago 18:48, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Edward Low FAC

Hi Karana. Most of the changes you suggested have been made, but a few of them have not (one because it conflicts with what the FAC reviewer just above you said). Neil  10:31, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

The changes you suggested on Wikipedia:Featured_article_candidates/Edward_Low have been made or why they have not been made has been detailed - do you have any response to this? Neil  09:52, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
I think I have figured out what the "first section" issue was - to me, the introduction is the first section. Also publishers have been done. Should be okay now. Neil  17:12, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
Darn it, I hate citation templates. All done now, plus a piratey insult for you!  :) Ahoy! Neil  17:44, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for the cookies, matey. Arrr. Neil  10:27, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

University of Houston Importance Rating

I listed this article for assessment in the wikiproject Texas list, and it seems you've rated it a B-class article, thanks for the rating! However, I noticed you did not rate it on the importance scale. Would you mind rating it there too? Thanks! Brianreading 19:01, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Thank you! Brianreading 19:16, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Mumia Abu-Jamal FAC

Hello, I just took the time to throughly read through all the comments atWikipedia:Featured article candidates/Mumia Abu-Jamal. Thanks for all the constructive comments; I've been trying to apply them to the article. I also just noticed that user:IchiNiSan is a sock of a banned user (who sounds truly horrible based on the description on his userpage.) Does this mean that the FA nom is invalidated? I came across the page while reading Wikipedia:WikiProject Philadelphia#Announcements. I was hoping to help get the Philly project another featured article, but if its a lost cause because of this banned user, I'd like to know so I can move on to something more productive. Thanks. Sbacle 20:26, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Lawrence Sullivan Ross FAC

Thanks for taking my suggestions. I'm currently running through the article and copyediting it as I go. I cleared up what I thought was a little bit of murkiness in the order of events surrounding his assuming the presidency of Texas AMC. If you could check it to see if it still makes sense and follows what you had originally intended, I'd appreciate it. Once I finish up my copyediting sweep, I'll sign off on the article. Good luck with the rest of the FAC! JKBrooks85 15:12, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

One favor: for the sake of my sanity and the sanity of anyone else who copyedits your articles, could you please not double-space after every sentence? I'd really appreciate it. Your articles are clear and well-written, but those spaces are driving me up the wall. :) Thanks! JKBrooks85 20:16, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
I guess it simply comes from growing up in a post-typewriter and newspaper background. I'd never heard of or seen "French spacing" until college, and even then, it was just in examples of what not to do. Good to know that it doesn't show up in Wikipedia code, though. It'll help the work go a lot faster! Thanks. JKBrooks85 20:45, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Your nominations of Texas Jewish articles

Hi Karanacs: You recently nominated a few articles relating to Jews and Judaism in Texas for deletion (James Simon (Businessman), Henry Cohen Community House, Jimmy Kessler, Rosa Levin Toubin, Simon Theatre.) In the future, when dealing with articles that touch upon Jews and Judaism anywhere, could you be so kind as to list the relevant AfDs at Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Judaism. Thanks a lot, IZAK 04:16, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Nominations of Texas Jews articles for deletion

Hi Karanacs: The discussions between us from my talk page are now posted at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Judaism#Nominations of Texas Jews articles for deletion for greater community input. Thanks a lot, IZAK 21:29, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Juneteenth

Why did you remove Juneteenth from Category:Holidays in the United States? It's celebrated in more places than just Texas. CJ 19:18, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

GA Review for Traditions of Texas A&M

The article has been passed. These are the comments I left on the talk page:

Excellent work. A very comprehensive, knowledgeable, and easily-accessible look at the many traditions at Texas A&M. The article is written in a clear and concise style and is supported with good citations and appropriate pictures. I've only got two big suggestions for the article:

  • An explanation of the term "Aggie," its meaning, and origin.
  • In the Privileged words section, an explanation of the consequences of using one of the words in a forbiden manner would be useful, as would explanations of their origins and the definition and origin of "redass."

I'd also suggest bumping down the beginning of the Aggie Spirit section so that it starts below the table of contents. It's merely a stylistic concern, and completely my opinion. I just think that starting directly to the right of the table of contents crowds the page a bit too much. I'd recommend checking out Georgia Tech traditions to see an example of what I'm talking about. All in all, however, it compares well with its sibling article, Georgia Tech traditions. JKBrooks85 20:59, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Answered these questions (though unsourced) on the talk page. — BQZip01 — talk 21:31, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Oops. My bad. Thanks for the fix. BTHO KU!!! — BQZip01 — talk 16:24, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

You stubbed me

In looing at my Jack Crain article, I noticed that you basically rewrote the whole article and classified it in the lowest possible way, as a stub. What is up with that?Bill Spencer 21:15, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Hi Bill. I stumbled across the article on Jack Crain while cleaning up the Texas politicians category. The article really doesn't have a lot of information about him, which is why I labelled it a stub. The guidelines for how to rate a WikiProject Texas article are here (you can also request a reassessment on that page too if you think it's warranted). I also rewrote parts of the article to be more in line with wikipedia manual of style guidelines, and to make it more of a neutral point of view. You did a great job getting the basic information together, though, and there's nothing wrong with an article being a stub - at least now he has an article! Karanacs 21:21, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
Parting words... go easy on newcomers like me because without them there will be no Wikipedia, that is unless you plan to write the encyclopedia all by yourself.Bill Spencer 20:30, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Texas Jewish history-related deletions

Hi! It appears that some folks are contesting these deletions. Since PROD applies to deletions that are expected to be uncontested and it appears these aren't (rightly or wrongly), suggest using the AfD process if there any additional deletions in this vein. Thanks for your help. I understand the ultimate result may well be the same. Best, --Shirahadasha 22:11, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Great Work

Been extremely busy at work as of recently. Great job on the Sul Ross and the Traditions pages. Thanks and Gig em! Oldag07 23:40, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Congrats!Oldag07 03:46, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

JK Rowling

I've done everything you asked, but I'm not sure about the lawsuit section; focusing on that one lawsuit might make Rowling-haters cry bias. Serendipodous 08:21, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Please. I understand you're busy but really you can't just make comments and then leave things hanging like this. It's unfair. Serendipodous 18:28, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for everything. Sorry if I got grouchy but my level of wikistress is quite high at the moment. Looks like it's almost done and dusted. Now I have to go and fight my corner in the endless "Dumbledore is gay!" debate. See you later. Serendipodous 19:35, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
The focus on Nancy Stouffer in the legal dispute section I think was a mistake. Already it has encouraged people to post new or subsequent legal disputes on Rowling's page. I've revised the legal disputes section, reducing the emphasis on Stouffer and subbing it with part of the intro to the main article. I think the old style was too pro-Rowling and too narrative. I think this new version is more encyclopedic. Serendipodous 09:03, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Lawrence Sullivan Ross FAC

The article is better than most. Good job! Leranedo 09:36, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami

Thank you for taking the time to give your comments on the Leave Comments section for this article's submission to Featured Article. I spent a couple of hours addressing your valid comments last night (when I should have been sleeping!) and little by little got through all of them. At your convenience, I invite you to please come take a second look at the page. Thanks again. NancyHeise 12:25, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Citations

At Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Sai Baba of Shirdi you said every fact needs to be cited. There has been a trend towards this and I'm sure it will be made into a crisis once the current Wikipedia:Featured articles with citation problems loses its steam (which way articles-with-less-than-50-footnotes or inappropriately-over-cited articles I cannot guess). Along with this trend of citing random things I've noticed inappropriate or unreliable sources being used to get that extra footnote. To avoid this pressure, I urge moderation when commenting on this issue (Wikipedia:When to cite outlines reasonable demands). Every fact should be verifable (hence the reference section, though I notice few people fact check FACs) but every fact need not be footnoted. --maclean 19:33, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Your arguements sound familiar. I used them years ago when 30 footnotes was considered ridiculous and FAC reviewers were requiring nominators to remove them. I am one who agrees with your basic sentiment, that is simply how you and I edit articles. But my point is to avoid extreme statements. They will lead to unintended consquences, like using marginal sources to beat xx number of footnotes. Like you've done at other FACs, it is better to list the specific statements that require footnotes with reasons why they are required, rather than a blanket statement that could scare someone into citing info to whatever source they can find. At FAC, citations are only required "where appropriate" and the FAC director defined that here: User:Raul654/When to cite. Beyond that criteria we are just imposing our preferences on nominators. --maclean 22:34, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for the note re pass & support. Just followed what he said earlier. Good tip for future reference, much appreciated. Twenty Years 15:15, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Sai Baba

Sorry. Which points do you think can be struck out? Best regards, Kkrystian 19:21, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Texas Cemeteries

Hello, I think these could be merged into other articles. I have not found enough information for them to be stand alone articles. What do you think: merge, deletion, AfD? Thank you for contacting me. Take care. Bhaktivinode 21:30, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, no problem. Looks like the info is already on other articles. Thanks again. Take care. Bhaktivinode 21:41, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
I placed the (speedy) tags on both of the articles. Let me know if anything else needs to be done. Thanks. Bhaktivinode 21:48, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
They are both deleted now, I used the users deletion tag on the second. Thanks. Bhaktivinode 11:25, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Ganesha FAC

Please take a look at Ganesha again to sort out any issues that still compels you to oppose the article in FAC. You had pointed out the references issues. I have reduced no of ref by combing them. The references can be verified and are accurate. Thanks. --Redtigerxyz 07:46, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Governor General FAC

Thanks for catching the error in the cite - my mistake - I fixed it now though. Perspicacite 21:21, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Well done on Sully!

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Accordingly, I hereby award you the Tireless Contributor Barnstar for your continuing efforts to improve all articles related to Texas A&M. Excellent work!!! — BQZip01 — talk 23:03, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
Well, hopefully Fran won't sap your patience much longer... As for this weekend, I could care less as long as none of our players get hurt/tired. If we beat t.u., we can end on a high note! — BQZip01 — talk 01:49, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Congrats!! (again)Oldag07 03:47, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Welcome message

Thanks very much for your notes! PostStreetArchivist 13:40, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

FAC nomination

Hi -- I saw that you commented (but never supported or opposed) at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/The Green (Dartmouth College). The nomination page has been sitting unedited for eight days, and at 3 supports to 1 weak oppose, it needs more people to weigh in for support or rejection. Could I trouble you to come back and review it? I think the point we were stuck on was the presence of the gallery, which I've since cut down to a single line of five images. Thanks! Dylan 20:54, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply? I've cut down on the images in the article -- what do you think now? Dylan 14:05, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami

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I just wanted to thank you for all your editing comments on this page. I think the article is greatly improved because of your comments. I have addressed all of them and I have eliminated some things that other editors did not like (logos and .com references). I have not added any new references so I dont think I can ask for a revote from you on this page but I just wanted you to know that your comments were addressed as much as I could address them and I appreciate your time and effort. NancyHeise 20:02, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Battle of the North Fork of the Red River

Hello. I just finished this article, and knowing you are well versed on Texas history, decided to ask you to take a look at it. Any help would be welcome. John1951 01:18, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

THANKS!

Hi my friend! I appreciate your help a great deal! I was getting ready to post a huge article on the Comanche raids into Mexico prior to the Mexican-American War, and it is a good thing I posted this one first, and you warned me on the POV structuring - I don't want to fall into that trap! (And I have major restructuring to do the raids article to avoid it!) Anyway, your help is greatly appreciated. I am trying to make a contribution by writing new articles without POV, and I needed your assistance. THANKS -John1951 23:37, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

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Scifi groups

There is a whole category of them when I suspect several of them have no WP:RS. But the one I've been look at is Birmingham Science Fiction Group which has no WP:RS mentioned in the article, and yet because the fans/those who know it say it's 'important to the history of birmingham scifi groups' or something (when did that give notability without WP:RS? It's stayed so far. I'm loath to list at AfD as the fact there's a whole category of these groups leads me to think they're allowed to stay, by precedent. What do you think? I know I can always list for AfD but it's depressing to be snowballed if you think it's unfair, plus one of the fans has already accused meof lack of WP:AGF for no reason, which I can only at best think is a misunderstanding of who I am and mistaking me for someone else.-- Merkinsmum (talk) 20:27, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Bobby Eaton

When you get a chance, would you be able to look over this article again to see if we have fixed everything that you mentioned? The Featured Article nomination has been going for ten days, and I'm concerned it will fail due to lack of consensus if we don't ensure that the previous Oppose votes have their concerns addressed. I appreciate your feedback, and I think it has signficantly improved the quality of the article. Thanks. GaryColemanFan (talk) 20:14, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

JK Rowling copyedit

I was wondering if you knew anyone who might want to give an impartial copyedit to JK Rowling. I've hit the reefs of Tony1, and, while I've done a copyedit myself, I'm sure it's not enough. Serendipodous 09:30, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Howdy!

Just wanted to check up on you guys. Haven't heard from you in a long time. How are you doing? Ohio is cold. The real world is hard. Keep up the hard work. Have a good one. Oldag07 04:20, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Leon Toubin

Hello Karanacs, good to hear from you again. Since the last deletion - 2 additional references were published. I recreated the page due to a recent story in the Austin American Statesman on Leon Toubin - just yesterday. If you are interested, it is located at [1]. The other refernce is a slideshow by the same newspaper [2]. Thanks. Bhaktivinode (talk) 21:40, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

FAC query

Hi, Karanacs; your solid reviews are missing recently at FAC and much needed! Reading through Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami and checking the article, it looks like most of your concerns were addressed eventually, and text that was puffed up to self-published sources was either sourced or removed. Your Oppose hasn't been struck. Can you doublecheck that items were addressed and leave a note on the FAC? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 05:48, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Storm over the Romance Novel

Karanacs, Thank you for your courtesy in explaining your actions regarding the Romance Novel page. I am not a reader of modern romance novels; I am a reader of literature of all kinds, so I'm going to defer to your expertise for now. However, a few points I'd like to make to clarify what I'm trying to do:

  • I'm not trying to discredit anyone, ruin anyone's article, or be a general nuisance; my objections are based on the fact that, before about 1930, the term "romance novel" was not widespread. Jane Austen, to take an example, could hardly have thought of her novels as light, popular, escapist entertainments with little pretention to literary value (the current understanding of "romance novel," at least as I understand it), and to suggest that she did is to suggest she's the 19th-century equivalent of Nora Roberts. The (modern, commercial) genre developed out of a long tradition of fiction that started with medieval Romances, went through the 18th-century "sentimental" novel (Richardson), and permutated through Austen into something that, much later, was the starting-point of the modern "romance novel." To my understanding, calling Pride and Prejudice a "romance novel" is thus something like calling an American slave song a "hip-hop track."
  • As for the example of Richardson's Pamela (1740) as the "first popular novel told from a woman's perspective," the assertion is (with all due respect to whoever inserted it) flatly wrong, and I will change it back. Think about it: even in England we had Defoe's Moll Flanders in 1722, and La Princesse de Clèves, wildly popular in its day and still studied by millions of students in French schools, came out in 1678. The Lettres portugaises (anglicized as Letters of a Portuguese Nun were more popular than any of the above, and appeared in 1669. I find it difficult to imagine anyone making a case that any of those three novels were published later than 1740, that any was not popular, or that any is not told from a woman's perspective.

Now, I'm going to go to my critical sources and see what I can dig up to back myself up with regard to the first point. Thanks again for your collegiality; I have little doubt that, in the end, we can come up with a version of this page that's acceptable to everyone. Hubacelgrand (talk) 17:19, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Update : See what you think of my reworking of the Pamela reference. Hubacelgrand (talk) 20:55, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Sami Brady

Hi! I'm coming to you first and explaining my actions. I know the Sami article needs work. I'm busting my butt on it so I'm going to remove the tag you placed since I already know about the issue. If that will upset you, I'll leave it but as tags are to make people work on the article, it's kind of redundant. Her article is #1 on my priority list. IrishLass (talk) 16:25, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Wow, I've never had someone remove a tag because they were already planning to fix it! Thanks for cleaning up the article :) Karanacs (talk) 16:26, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
Not planning, actually in the process of. If you look, I have a lot of contributes to that article already. I just didn't want to offend or have you assume I removed it because I disregarded your feelings on the matter. I understand completely and am working on it offline so I can work on it at night when I can't get online. That in-universe stuff is hard. IrishLass (talk) 16:36, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

tekphoto

Hello Karanacs, This article (Thomas Krueger) is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia's deletion policy. The references have been added to the page making it and the artist notable. This is simply a Biography of the artist. All of the references and External links verify this artist. Please help me resolve this issue. Thank you. --Tekphoto (talk) 05:40, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Template A&M

TAMU Template

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Oldag07/Sandbox

do you like it? changes? Oldag07 (talk) 02:55, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Re Thanks

Hey thanks for the barnstar! Haven't seen you pop up on my watchlist much so hope you're doing well.. or just editing other things ;) --ImmortalGoddezz 17:49, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Aggie Bonfire

"My God, what have we done?" - Robert Lewis co-pilot of the Enola Gay

<user shakes head side to side> :-) Well, congratulations...to us all...I think...

I have no idea if I will have time to edit its associated picture, but is there any way you can rotate it a bit and trim off the excess? — BQZip01 — talk 23:34, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

See my discussion with BQ about images on the Bonfire article.BlueAg09 (Talk) 17:53, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Is/are

Karanacs, regarding this edit, um, I don't understand. Is "headquarters" really used in a plural sense? I mean, I know it has an 's' at the end, but... I don't think I've ever seen it like that before. —ScouterSig 18:04, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

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