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Archive 1 (my creation - December 31, 2005)
Archive 2 (January 1, 2006-December 31, 2007)


Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Ucirvine-seal.png[edit]

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Game theory FAR[edit]

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TfD nomination of Template:Img-confirmation[edit]

Template:Img-confirmation has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. mattbr 18:32, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Request for Peer Review help[edit]

Thank you for you work as a peer review volunteer. Since March, there has been a concerted effort to make sure all peer review requests get some response. Requests that have gone three days or longer without a substantial response are listed at Wikipedia:Peer review/backlog. I have three requests to help this continue.

1) If you are asked to do a peer review, please ask the person who made the request to also do a review, preferably of a request that has not yet had feedback. This is fairly simple, but helps. For example when I review requests on the backlog list, I close with Hope this helps. If my comments are useful, please consider peer reviewing an article, especially one at Wikipedia:Peer review/backlog (which is how I found this article). Yours, ...

2) While there are several people who help with the backlog, lately I have been doing up to 3 or 4 peer reviews a day and can not keep this up much longer. We need help. Since there are now well over 100 names on the PR volunteers page, if each volunteer reviewed just one PR request without a response from the list each month, it would easily take care of the "no response" backlog. To help spread out the load, I suggest those willing pick a day of the month and do a review that day (for example, my first edit was on the 8th, so I could pick the 8th). Please pick a peer review request with no responses yet, if possible off the backlog list. If you want, leave a note on my talk page as to which day you picked and I will remind you each month.

3) I have made some proposals to add some limits to peer review requests at Wikipedia_talk:Peer_review#Proposed_limits. The idea is to prevent any one user from overly burdening the process. These seem fairly reasonable (one PR request per editor per day, only four total PR requests per editor at a time, PR requests with cleanup banners can be delisted (like GAN quick fail), and wait two weeks to relist a PR request after it is archived), but have gotten no feedback in one week. If you have any thoughts on these, please weigh in.

Thanks again for your help and in advance for any assistance with the backlog. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 21:16, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Complete list of United States Supreme Court cases submitted to peer review[edit]

Hi. I found your name at Wikipedia:Peer_review/volunteers#Society_and_social_sciences and thought I'd let you know that I've submitted List of United States Supreme Court cases (formerly Complete list of United States Supreme Court cases) for peer review here and thought you might like to comment. Thanks.--Cdogsimmons (talk) 13:59, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi. It was brought to my attention that I asked too many people to comment. Looks like you're off the hook if you want to be.--Cdogsimmons (talk) 00:00, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Requesting Peer Review of Homosexual transsexual[edit]

There is an article cleanup tag on this page and I want to know if the quality of the article is such that it can be removed. This is a controversial article. There is currently a POV dispute. I am not looking for anything related to that dispute. Simply is the article good enough to not have a cleanup tag at the top. I am seeking at least two reviews before doing anything.

This exact term has been used in various psychological theories that deal with transsexuality. The latest one is quite contfoversial. I don't desire to drag you into the controversy. I simply want to know if the article is good enough to not have a cleanup tag at the top. Does the article effectively communicate the issues? And an overall impression of the article it self.--Hfarmer (talk) 06:33, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks and a request[edit]

Thanks for signing up at Wikipedia:Peer review/volunteers and for your work doing reviews. It is now just over a year since the last peer review was archived with no repsonse after 14 (or more) days, something we all can be proud of. There is a new Peer review user box to track the backlog (peer reviews at least 4 days old with no substantial response), which can be found here. To include it on your user or talk page, please add {{Wikipedia:Peer review/PRbox}} . Thanks again, and keep up the good work, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 03:20, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

Congratulations Kzollman! Your image Image:Downtown Irvine overhead.jpg was the Random Picture of the Day! It looked like this:

Downtown Irvine overhead.jpg

Image credit: [[User:Kzollman (talk)|Kzollman (talk)]] ([[User talk:Kzollman (talk)|talk]] · [[Special:Contribs/Kzollman (talk)|contribs]])

. - Talk to you later, Presidentman (talk) Random Picture of the Day 19:04, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Pittsburgh event for Wikipedia's tenth anniversary[edit]

Hi! Since you're listed as a Wikipedian in Pittsburgh, I wanted to invite you to the Wikipedia Tenth Anniversary celebrations we're having in Pittsburgh on Saturday, January 15. During the daytime, we're going to be having a photo contribution drive where anyone can bring in their digital photos or prints and Wikipedians will teach people how to upload them and add them to articles, and maybe introduction to Wikipedia workshops as well. Then in the evening, we'll have fun at the Carson City Saloon. There will be free Wikipedia t-shirts and other goodies, as well. See the Pittsburgh meetup page for more details. I hope to see you there!--ragesoss (talk) 15:20, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Nash bargaining Game[edit]

Kzollman,

Just to let you know, I merged Nash bargaining game into Bargaining problem. These were two articles about identical topics. Please give this a review and make sure the way I structured the combined article makes sense, fixing as appropriate.

Also, I noticed that neither of the original articles have footnotes. I know this is significantly more work to do, but it would be helpful to have them. Someone even put in some APA-style citations, which is a no-no on wiki.

Thanks, D O N D E groovily Talk to me 05:55, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

The article was written when APA citations were acceptable on wikipedia (before the current software had footnotes built in). You're welcome to make the changes, I will if I have the time. --best, kevin [kzollman][talk] 03:39, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Partnership game[edit]

Hello-Can you discuss partnership game, maybe at the project page? There's no references for the article, and in my cursory search, it looks like "partnership game" means something a bit different than what the article says. CRETOG8(t/c) 20:53, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Matching pennies[edit]

Hello! I saw that you had offered to answer questions at Talk:Matching pennies. I was doing some redirects after creating coin-matching game, an old confidence trick. The lede at matching pennies says it is sometimes called the "pesky little brother" game. I just left a comment on the talk page, because it seems that this may not be strictly accurate. I thought "pesky little brother" was like Windows vs. Linux, where an established competitor with proprietary technology was challenged by a new non-proprietary technology (maybe Britannica vs. Wikipedia would be a better example!). I didn't want to add that to the article, because I wanted to get input from people with more knowledge of this topic. Would you mind weighing in? Thanks! Jokestress (talk) 04:43, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Ucirvine-seal.png[edit]

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Should Rendezvous Problem be added to list of Game Theory problems?[edit]

I think the List entry is excellent - and the only problem missing that occurred to me was the Rendezvous Problem. There is/was a Wikipedia entry on "Rendezvous Problem." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendezvous_problem Jon Soroko (talk) 17:37, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

I am proposing a move for an article that you edited[edit]

Please check Talk:The_evolution_of_cooperation#Requested_move, thank you. --Enric Naval (talk) 11:53, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Kzollman,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 03:53, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:JEL code[edit]

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Request for comment[edit]

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Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Pittsburgh meetup[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Kzollman.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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List of years in computer games[edit]

@Kzollman: Article was renominated for deletion. Since you have contributed to this first nomination of the article, I want you to be aware of this deletion and to weigh in on the decision again. Yoshiman6464 ♫🥚 16:15, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

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