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A barnstar for you![edit]

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In this special anniversary for Venezuela, I wanted to award you with the Tireless Contributor Barnstar. ¡Thank you so much! Jamez42 (talk) 09:39, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Important Notice[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is Cursing at me. Bellezzasolo Discuss 20:48, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

I'm just letting you know that I just closed the ANI discussion that you were involved in, as action doesn't seem to be necessary. Just take the advice that I gave to you there; keep civility in mind with all of your edits, discuss disputes properly when they come up, and you'll be fine. You definitely don't want to have that kind of behavior become a habit; else, it'll make "wiki life" harder for you in many aspects and ways. My user talk page is always open to you should you have questions, need input or advice, or if you're feeling frustrated and need someone neutral to step in and help. I'll be happy to assist. :-) Best regards - ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:43, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, I have taken the time to apologise to the user, and invited them back for discussion. I'll now think of messaging you when anything prompts me to let out frustrations like that again! Advice received and taken, thanks. Kingsif (talk) 01:46, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

@Oswah - hey, I'm getting frustrated and letting it out via sarcasm on the talk page for Juan Guaidó, specifically here - a pair of users who edit once a year have come out of hiding to be rude to me, I'd appreciate another voice? Kingsif (talk) 01:48, 25 January 2019 (UTC) - Friendly talk succeeds! Kingsif (talk) 02:07, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Harris Wofford[edit]

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Hi. I noticed the recent activity of (talk · contribs · WHOIS). I thought I should let you know that there's an user called Apollo The Logician that was blocked permanently and ever since they have tried to evade the block. Being a Marxist, since the presidential elections they have taken interest in pushing their point of view in articles related to Venezuela. I don't think there are enough edits to determine this IP edit behaviour, but after seeing its disruptive editing I think they should be looked after. This detection test also shows me that the IP is a proxy. Feel free to make any request if you collect enough evidence from any IP or account. --Jamez42 (talk) 13:47, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

I'll keep a watch of their edits, thanks for the info Kingsif (talk) 13:49, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

Re: 2019 Venezuelan protests[edit]

Hello, please have a look at the talk page where I'm discussing why I've removed that information. I will revert it back after 24 hours, because as it stands it is extremely inaccurate. BeŻet (talk) 13:03, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

@BeŻet: I'm not sure if I actually thanked you for bringing this to discussion, but with rampant edit warring and generally disruptiveness, I really appreciate it! Kingsif (talk) 19:27, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
No worries! I do believe it's best to discuss things instead of doing pointless edit wars. BeŻet (talk) 10:31, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

While you are doing that[edit]

You recently reverted my edit on the Venezuela crisis. Yes my edit was in good faith and designed to improve the article - thanks for mentioning that. While you are re-organising the references to substantiate what the article says can you also try to make the article read a lot better? It is like a dog's breakfast at the moment. I suppose this is because a lot is happening quickly and no one is taking ownership of the overall look of the article. Here are a few points that I noticed in the few minutes that that I spent looking at it:

1. There is a lot of repetition which could be removed

2. Why mention what other countries are doing in a sub-section entitled "United States"

3. I would be surprised if you found a source which said that Maduro had asked ALL Americans to leave the country - I think he restricted himself to US diplomats. I think I read somewhere that the US government may have suggested that US citizens would be better of leaving the country for safety reasons. Perhaps this is what was meant.

Anyway have fun with the editing.Burrobert (talk) 15:22, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, yeah it's a bit of a mess. Will try to help clean, but it would need to calm down or have a major edit tag stuck on it! Nice catch with the Americans, will fix (unless you've done it!) Kingsif (talk) 16:05, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

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Template:Did you know nominations/R. Hari Kumar[edit]

Please see note on your DYK review. Yoninah (talk) 00:49, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Archiving on Juan Guaidó[edit]

I noticed you undid my revert of cluebot III automatic archiving on Talk:Juan Guaidó. I moved the threads from the archives as the the automatic archiving was clearly incorrectly configured. SandyGeorgia's edit summary when setting the archiving from 25 days to 30 hours implies that she did not know that the age was measured in hours. None of the threads on the talk page were older than 15 days, so, if the archive was correctly configured, none would have been archived until February. Furthermore, one of the archived threads was an open edit request, which needs to be responded to. I have moved the threads back to the talk page in the meantime. Danski454 (talk) 20:04, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Many of them were disruptive or trolls and should have ideally been archived to allow for productive discussion - I believe the open edit request is also one of those. By moving them back, remember, you reset the clock, so they'll now be some of the last to be archived! If you could re-revert to the archive, that would be great. Kingsif (talk) 20:09, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
You are correct that I read incorrectly the parameters on the autoarchiving, but the threads archived are old and of little use, the talk page is cluttered, and my misunderstanding of the parameter is not a reason to unarchive the gibberish that has overtaken the talk page. An open edit request could be reinstated if it has not been responded to, but I do not agree with reversing the entire archival, which was necessary. Please revert yourself, and seek consensus on talk. It is not helpful for a very active talk page to have multiple sections on the same thing or already addressed edit requests. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:11, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
I have re-archived everything except the open edit request and the Humor in the midst of it all section (the two most recently opened threads) Danski454 (talk) 20:20, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks-- that is most helpful and appreciated! I am taking a break for now. I got all the External link sources at least worked in to the article, but the flow/chronology need work. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:45, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

What you call "heavily name-dropping sources" on wikipedida is referred to as WP:ATTRIBUTION, see also WP:QUOTE. All direct quotes should be attributed. I'm typically not very good at doing that, but I try. I also choose generally to use quotes from notable people.

Also, I try to keep articles I edit and watch up to standard vis-a-vis policy and guideline. You used no edit summary on this edit, but the text contains old accessdates, suggesting that you may have taken the text from other articles. Whenever you are copying text from one article to another, you should include that information, and a link to the article you copied from, in the edit summary.

Thanks for attempting better section headings on the media quotes ... I struggled with that for a long time, and for NPOV, also spent hours scouring the internet trying to find something negative on the dude. There's not much! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:55, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

1. are we not allowed humorous edit reasons? I clearly wasn't criticizing, there's no good reason to pick up on that. In fact, if you read the full edit reason it would be evident that it was being used in context to say "I understand why this was put under this heading, i.e. has a lot of media names in it, but it's not exactly correct". Honestly. 2. from the eswiki article on Guaidó, a parallel update that doesn't require attribution since the pages are already linked.
I think you can tell I'm not unfamiliar with Wikipedia, so why say such? Kingsif (talk) 20:35, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
Actually, I expected you might appreciate the tips. It's generally not good practice to edit other people's comments,[1]. And I'm glad to hear your intent was humorous! Thanks again for the section headings. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:53, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

In my experience, auto-archiving doesn't work on articles with a very high level of activity. If archiving faster than 7 days is necessary, it's best to do it manually with OneClickArchiver. power~enwiki (π, ν) 18:50, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Agree ... and thanks for the aggressive archiving! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:54, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Free Will[edit]

Holy Cow, I don't know, maybe it was Freudian ! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:22, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Haha, Freudian it may well be - I was thinking more "common phrase" :) Kingsif (talk) 19:25, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
I hate wikipedia naming policy on this score ... writing Venezuelan articles is made so much harder by the time it takes to look up article names. Anyway, thanks for catching that. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:28, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
No problem, I don't think I'd have noticed it myself if not for having linked the article a lot recently! Kingsif (talk) 19:33, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Were you planning to work on Humberto Calderón Berti and Elisa Trotta Gamus, or should I? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:10, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

I was planning on it, but don't have a massive amount of time - which I'm spending trying to keep the big pages clean. You could do it, if you wanted to. Kingsif (talk) 22:12, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
I have been housebound for days with a cold, so do not mind getting them started-- will do. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:16, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Aw, man - get well soon! Kingsif (talk) 22:20, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Almost better now, but it was a killer. By the way, at first, I was disappointed in how much better the articles are than ours on these bios. But on closer examination, I have found they are full of errors-- small and large. So I am not trying to translate from them, but I do look at their sources for starting points. Will get on those two later today. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:23, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Glad it's better! I think the main issue with es wiki is that there are fewer editors, and only a handful of dedicated ones. The active ones are usually absolutely stellar at taking on as much as they can - but if it is a bit too much for the en wiki editors, imagine the overload over there. I sometimes feel I should contribute more to it. Kingsif (talk) 22:36, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

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Hi! I noticed that a discussion was opened in the reliable sources noticeboard regarding the reliability of Telesur. I thought you might be interested in participating. --Jamez42 (talk) 13:01, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! Kingsif (talk) 14:15, 1 February 2019 (UTC)


Kingsif, could you look at this response to my ping at Elcobbola's talk on commons? During the years I was the Featured Articles delegate, Elcobbola was the number one image reviewer, and I respect his opinions on images to the utmost. I managed to never have to dig in to any commons/image stuff, because I had so many excellent people on it at FAC, so I never really learned it thoroughly (actually, image stuff scares the crap out of me, because I don't want to violate copyright!) Notice his reasoning. I questioned my own lawyer about whether the word "entity" might typically be used to describe a person; he said never. So it is beginning to look like that image is gonna have to go. It seems like someone should be able to write to someone and just get a better image. Maybe me if I find time! Or @ZiaLater: or @Jamez42:. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 00:37, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Read, sure. There are other pictures of Guaidó, that one was just ideal because of the quality. We could use some of the others on commons. Kingsif (talk) 14:59, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
I Hate Image issues :) Just keeping you in the loop. I will be out again most of the day ... SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:04, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

By the way: have a look at the images here: Maduro is facing to the left so he should have been placed on the other side of Guaido, so that he is facing the entire article instead of having his back to Guiado ... just in case we end up with another combined photo, that's a Manual of Style thingie. Best, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:10, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Luz Mely Reyes[edit]

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Texas Flood World Tour[edit]


The copy edit you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article Texas Flood World Tour has been completed.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


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DYK for Manuel Trujillo Durán[edit]

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Are you going for DYK on Venezuela Aid Live? Do you want me to comb through it? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:31, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

I could do. It would sure be interesting, any checks would be great. Kingsif (talk) 01:31, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
After my bubble bath! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:32, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Man, that sounds nice. Office chair for me. Kingsif (talk) 01:42, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Daily ritual! I have a decade-long hate-hate relationship with DYK, but keeping Venezuela on the main page is A Good Thing! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:52, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
That it is! Kingsif (talk) 01:55, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

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