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Welcome![edit]

Hello, Leaders100, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  --Merovingian {T C @} 22:03, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Sure thing, I'll be happy to help. Happy editing! --Merovingian {T C @} 22:11, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

To wikify something is to make it look good using wiki markup, such as '''bold text''' and [[internal links]]. Most new articles usually don't have any wiki markup, and they look a lot like just blocks of text. So, wikifying simply means cleaning it up. I hope this helps? --Merovingian {T C @} 01:04, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

You'll want to remove quotes that can't be verified. --Merovingian {T C @} 01:24, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

I think the most important things are to be respectful and have fun. --Merovingian {T C @} 01:39, 5 June 2006 (UTC)


Can you describe where you are seeing these question marks? --Merovingian {T C @} 12:51, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Ah, those are special codes to generate various characters. They're not unique to wiki markup, though; if I recall correctly they're standard HTML. In other words, it's like using the number pad on your keyboard. Anyways, when you see those in an article you should replace them with the original characters, since the wiki edit box recognizes them. --Merovingian {T C @} 01:15, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
Sure thing, although I should tell you that if you're seeing those question marks, it means that your browser may not be displaying the characters properly. The examples you provided are Japanese, so if you see question marks instead of Japanese, it's a problem over on your end. To fix this, you may have to install fonts that will allow your browser to show them correctly. Help:Japanese can provide you with appropriate steps to take.
Also, the article you pointed out to me is looking excellent. Your changes to it are very constructive, and I encourage you to continue. You shouldn't worry too much about making mistakes, since you learn along the way. --Merovingian {T C @} 01:53, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
No problem. Happy editing! --Merovingian {T C @} 02:14, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

I couldn't say; I've never heard that term before. Perhaps you could provide some context of the situation? --Merovingian {T C @} 18:58, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

From that, I'd guess it would mean something like filibustering, obstruction, etc. However, I suggest you just ask the user to clarify his or her statement. --Merovingian {T C @} 19:13, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

W. Edwards Deming[edit]

Hi, and thank you for your note on my talkpage. The best person I could direct you to for this is Nihonjoe, he is very adept at the help you seek. I hope this helps, and thanks for writing! Chris 00:50, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

It's looking excellent so far. As far as becoming a good article, I think it has a good chance. All it really needs is some visual cleanup (small things, really), but content-wise I think it's great. --Merovingian {T C @} 22:29, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Sure thing.  :) --Merovingian {T C @} 23:54, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
One good way to bring in more editors is to place a request at Wikipedia:Peer review. Then, I suppose you can try for to nominate it for GA status. I'll be monitoring the article to see how it goes.  :) --Merovingian {T C @} 19:28, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Of course! --Merovingian {T C @} 22:20, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

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Quality storyboard[edit]

It just looked like promotion to me. I removed the non-functioning external link, kept the rest, and mentioned and linked to it from storyboard. OK? --Janke | Talk 08:39, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Very helpful. Thanks.

Leaders100 18:48, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Reuven Feuerstein[edit]

Well, it's looking good so far. You seem to have plenty of material to work with, so verifiability isn't a problem. In fact, it's too long for a stub notice, so you will want to remove that and find an appropriate category to start sorting the article. Maybe Category:Israeli psychologists would work? I noticed you put a cleanup notice on the talk page. For future reference, that goes on the article itself.  :) Other than basic cleanup, I think you're good to keep working on it. I don't forsee any notability problems or such. --Merovingian {T C @} 22:35, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Well, you can remove the tag altogether if you think it's unnecessary. Anyways, to find good categories, you may want to start at Category:People, and work your way down that list, getting more exact groups. Also, since I presume Feuerstein is alive, you should add him to Category:Living people, which is used to monitor articles that may be subject to vandalism or other conflict. If you know his birth year, you can add him to Category: 19XX births (supplying the correct year, of course) as well. --Merovingian {T C @} 22:57, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes, no problem. --Merovingian {T C @} 23:11, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

W. Edwards Deming[edit]

I see you have been doing some serious work on the Deming article. You've made some great improvements to the article. I've started doing some copyediting and have made a couple of comments in edit summaries (e.g., condensing the lead; format for references). Note that there is a way of shortening long lists of references for the same book or article (which I've started to do for The New Economics for Industry). Once these sorts of tidying up activities are done, we should look at the length of the article. At 35 kb, it is already going beyond the recommended size for good articles. Because Deming is such an important (yet relatively little known) figure, the information about him in the article is all important. However, we could create separate articles for some of the subjects and write short summaries with links from the main article. I would be happy to work on this with you. Sunray 18:15, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Sunray, I am very interested in working with you on the article. I am new to Wikipedia and understand very little about mark up, the finer points of Wiki style, and visual formatting. I would like to see the article meet the GA criteria. Do you think we could create a plan to meet the FA criteria? I read about the mark up for the multiple notations but had not gotten back to studying how the mark up works. It is great to be able to observe and learn as you make these improvements. I concluded that the lead section needed to be shorter and more focused but wasn't sure where to put the material removed from the lead. I believe all the factual errors have been corrected with the exception of the 14 Points. Several of the points in the article have a few "non Deming" words added. I plan to revise the 14 Points with a list from a published source that draws from later revisions by Deming and quotes him exactly. If you see any statements that need citations, I should be able to provide them. I would like your opinion about adding an image. I am sure permission will be granted for use. http://www.deming.org.uk/images/deming_collage.jpg Thank you. Leaders100 11:59, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
Great that you are ready to collaborate on the article. To me, collaboration is the essence of Wikipedia. Markup, style and editing are easy to learn. Some groundrules: 1) For markup: copy shamelessly. Look at Featured Articles, see what works and copy it. 2) Style: The Wikipedia MoS is pretty good, but doesn't cover everything. A good manual, such as The Chicago Manual of Style, is useful. 3) Editing: Readability is the key to good editing. Readability is improved by: shorter words, shorter sentences, well-organized content. A readability level checker is a great tool. I use one to edit with.
As to Featured Article status, have you seen these guidelines?
I'm no expert on images, but am learning. We would definitely need some good pics and other sorts of images to get FA status. If you contact the Deming people you should ask them to grant Commons attritribution or share alike license. The primer on Wikimedia Commons is pretty good (just click on "Creative Commons" in the "Well-known licences" section of the link). This should give you some ideas about how we can approach people to ask for permissions. We could develop a plan of action on the talk page. Sunray 17:02, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
I can see the flaws in The Toyota Way. Right off the bat, a table of contents in the beginning of the article doesn't exactly draw the reader in. It is not a bad article, just not all that interesting for a Featured Article. Also, the way it is written, it could be seen as company propaganda. It is overly long and there is no critical analysis or even comparison with similar management systems in other settings. On the other hand, it is useful for someone who wants to know about the Toyota Production System. I will start thinking about an action plan. Sunray 18:44, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
While it doesn't have very exciting graphics, one nice thing in The Toyota Way is the addition of those info boxes to highlight key points. That is something we might want to do. Some color would make them even better. Sunray 18:47, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Action plan for Deming article[edit]

I've started a "To do" box at Talk:W. Edwards Deming. Let me know what you think. Go ahead and make any additions or changes you deem necessary. We can add sub-points for each of the points I've listed. For example, we might want to detail the tasks involved with obtaining images, so that the work can be divided up. Also, I gathered a few FA examples for people who lived during Deming's time on my talk page. We can move them to the Deming talk page if you wish. They should provide some good talking points for certain elements of style.Sunray 22:27, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

The "To do" list/plan outline is a good start, thanks for creating it. I am studying the Featured articles you suggested. Leaders100 22:44, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes, I think it is a good idea to archive the current talk page, unless there is anything that is directly relevant. With respect to Uncle Ed, since he hasn't responded, best to let sleeping dogs lie (so to speak). Sunray 00:07, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
Nothing relevant that I can see. Could you archive the page? I don't know how to make an archive. I asked Ed about a week ago when I was looking for editing help. I am sure he would have responded by now if he was interested. I found a missing word typo in one of the Featured articles. Leaders100 00:18, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
Featured articles aren't perfect—far from it. I often copyedit FA's after they have been on the Main page. There are much fewer problems of grammar and syntax than there used to be, but it is possible to edit almost any FA. Sunray 01:09, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

I've read through the talk page and agree that it should be archived, so will do that. One person we should get working on this article is mydogategodshat. He is a serious editor of business and strategic management articles. He hasn't been active on the Deming article since last October. Another one we could contact is Wikid77. He is relatively new to Wikipedia but seems to know his Deming. Sunray 02:35, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Deming Chronology[edit]

  • 1900 14 October: William Edwards Deming born in Sioux City, Iowa.
  • 1917 Entered University of Wyoming at Laramie.
  • 1921 Graduated from Wyoming, but stayed on for an extra year to study Mathematics, assist in teaching Engineering, and help in the preparation of engines for tests.
  • 1922 Entered University of Colorado at Boulder for Master's degree in Mathematics and Physics.
  • 1922-24 Assistant Professor of Physics, Colorado Mining School.
  • 1923 Married Agnes Bell.
  • 1924 Graduated from University of Colorado and commenced one year as Assistant Professor of Physics.
  • 1925 Entered Yale for PhD course (on offer of free tuition and appointment as part-time instructor in Physics).
  • 1925-26 Summer work at the Hawthorne plant of the Western Electric Company on research with telephone transmitters, thus becoming aware of Shewhart's work.
  • 1927 First meetings with Shewhart.
  • 1928 Awarded Doctorate in Mathematical Physics from Yale. Appointed as Mathematical Physicist in the Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  • 1930 Agnes Deming died
  • 1930-46 Special lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics in the Graduate School of the National Bureau of Standards
  • 1932 Married Lola Shupe.
  • 1933-53 Head of Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the Graduate School of USDA.
  • 1936 Studied Statistics with R A Fisher at University College, London.
  • 1938 Arranged for Walter Shewhart to deliver a series of lectures on "Statistical Method from the Viewpoint of Quality Control" at the USDA Graduate School.
  • 1939 Left USDA and joined the National Bureau of the Census as Head Mathematician and Advisor in Sampling. Shewhart's book: Statistical Method from the Viewpoint of Quality Control published
  • 1940 Quality Control methods first applied to National Census, with up to six-fold productivity increases.
  • 1942 Consultant to Defense Department. First quality-control courses given to firms supplying Army ordnance.
  • 1943 Intensive eight-day courses in quality control given throughout United States and Canada. Book: Statistical Adjustment of Data published; this is still frequently referenced in research papers.
  • 1946 Left National Bureau of the Census, and set up office as Consultant in Statistical Studies in Washington DC. Appointed as Full Professor in the Graduate School of Business Administration at New York University. Statistician on Allied Mission to observe the Greek elections. Formation of American Society for Quality Control (ASQC) and of the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE).
  • 1947 First visit to Japan, as Advisor in Sampling Techniques to the Supreme Command of the Allied Powers. Consultant in Sampling to the Government of India.
  • 1947-52 Member of United Nations sub commission on Statistical Sampling.
  • 1950 The "vital" visit to Japan; invited by JUSE to teach quality control to engineers, plant managers, and research workers, and also addressed about 100 top industrialists. Book: Some Theory of Sampling1 published.
  • 1951 Deming Prize inaugurated in Japan, following decision by JUSE in December 1950. Further visits to Japan, educating large numbers, including about 400 top management.
  • 1952-53 Advisor in Sampling Techniques to the High Commission for Germany.
  • 1953 Lectured at University of Kiel and several other institutions in Germany.
  • 1954 Cecilia Kilian became Dr Deming's secretary. Juran's first visit to Japan.
  • 1954-55 Consultant to the Census of Mexico.
  • 1956 Awarded Shewhart medal by ASQC.
  • 1958 Awarded LL.D {honoris causa) by University of Wyoming.
  • 1959-62 Consultant to the Central Statistical Office of Turkey.
  • I960 Decorated in the name of the Emperor of Japan with the Order of the Sacred Treasures, Second Class. Book: Sample Design in Business Research published.
  • 1964 Visiting lecturer at London School of Economics and the University of Paris.
  • 1968 Mugged in New York (stab-wound punctured lung).
  • 1970-71 Consultant to the China Productivity Centre.
  • 1972 Elected Most Distinguished Graduate from University of Wyoming.
  • 1975 Became Professor Emeritus at New York University (but did not retire!).
  • 1979 William E Conway's first meeting with Deming in March. Deming became consultant with Nashua.
  • 1980 First four-day seminar given at Sheraton Tara Hotel, Nashua. Shewhart's 1931 book reprinted as 50th Anniversary Commemorative Reissue by ASQC. NBC-TV documentary: If Japan Can, Why Can't We?
  • 1981 Became consultant with Ford (USA).
  • 1982 Book: Quality, Productivity, and Competitive Position1 published. W Edwards Deming Institute of New Zealand founded.
  • 1983 Awarded Wilks Medal by American Statistical Association and Taylor Key Award by American Management Association. Elected to National Academy of Engineering. Conway left Nashua and set up Conway Quality Inc.
  • 1985 First four-day seminar in London. Appointed Distinguished Professor at Columbia University. Biography: The Keys to Excellence by Nancy R Mann published.
  • 1986 Enshrined into Engineering and Science Hall of Fame. Book: Out of the Crisis published. Mary Walton's book: The Deming Management Method and William W Scherkenbach's book: The Deming Route to Quality and Productivity Road Maps and Road Blocks published. Lola Deming died.
  • 1987 Awarded the National Medal of Technology by President Reagan. Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award from University of Colorado. First International Deming Users Group Conference in Ohio. British Deming Association founded. Howard S Gitlow and Shelly J Gitlow's book: The Deming Guide to Quality and Competitive Position published.
  • 1988 Dr Deming became Honorary Life President of British Deming Association. First British Deming Association national conference. First Study Weekend with the British Deming Association's Research Committee at Ashridge Management College. Central ITV documentary: Doctor's Orders. First volumes of The Deming Library video series. Cecelia Kilian's book: The World of W Edwards Deming published.
  • 1989 Association Francaise Edwards Deming founded, with Dr Deming speaking at the inaugural meeting.
  • 1990 Dr Deming's first documents on "A System of Profound Knowledge". Suffered serious illness in summer and early autumn, but back in action well before the end of the year. Henry Neave's book: The Deming Dimension published.
  • 1991 Rafael Aguayo's book: Dr Deming: The Man Who Taught The Japanese About Quality Mary Walton's second book: Deming Management at Work and William W Scherkenbach's second book: Deming's Road to Continual Improvement published.

Signing up[edit]

I've added a space where people can sign up for the FA project. I note that you haven't yet signed. Was that an oversight or do you think it is a bad idea? Sunray 15:00, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

It is a good idea. There is a lot of work to do to get to FA. Leaders100 15:51, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Heijunka[edit]

Hi Leaders100, Ive come across another interesting Lean production tool being Heijunka Box & the related concept of [Heijunka]].

A search around found me this useful link, http://chohmann.free.fr/lean/heijunka_us.htm. Ive added a page for:

Just thought they may be the sort of thing your interested in. Regards --Evolve2k 08:30, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Ps. If u come across other simple Quality control tools other than those listed under Category:Quality_control_tools, let me know :)

The Quality control tools category was originally organized to contain the 7 quality control tools (also known as "the old 7 QC tools"): control charts, flowcharts, check sheets, Pareto diagrams, cause and effect diagrams, histograms, and scatter diagrams. Some lists differ on which methods are included, including a run chart and excluding check sheets. Identifying these methods as "the 7 quality control tools" developed in Japan in the 1950s/1960s. "The 7 new quality control tools" (the 7 new QC tools) were added later creating the terms the 7 old QC tools and the 7 new QC tools. Lists of the 7 new tools sometimes differ in the methods included. The 7 new tools are: the affinity diagram (KJ method), the systematic diagram, the matrix diagram, matrix data analysis, the process decision program chart (PDPC), and the arrow diagram.
The Heijunka Box is an element of the Kanban signaling system (pull system) which is a key element of JIT. Elements of quality systems are not usually referred to as quality tools/methods. Leaders100 16:41, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
Quality problem solving and analytic methods/quality systems: 5 Whys, Force Field Analysis, Taguchi loss function, 5S, Design of Experiments, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Gantt Chart, Kano Analysis, Lotus Diagram, Nominal Group Technique, Operational Definition, Poka Yoke, Quality Function Deployment, Radar Chart, Single Minute Exchange of Die, Theory of Constraints, Tree Diagram. Leaders100 14:15, 21 June 2006 (UTC)
The most important insight about quality methods is that they were developed in the context of systemic usage. There are relationships between various methods. Lack of understanding the larger systems that each method is intended to be a part of leads to superficial application. Leaders100 10:42, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

PDSA[edit]

Re article Quality storyboard ... Sorry to have assumed PDCA was meant ... however I see the new correct link to Shewhart cycle takes us to an article which describes PDCA ... the diagram in the top right makes that clear ... is there really a difference between 'Check' and 'Study'?? I'm pretty ignorant about this stuff ... I'm just coming from the angle of a copyeditor looking for clarity and consistency. Stumps 15:35, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Stumps, Thank you for catching the PDSA article link. I did not notice that the link did not lead to the Shewhart cycle article. PDSA should have a redirect to PDCA, Shewhart cycle, Deming cycle. I am new to Wikipedia and don't know how to work with redirects. There is a difference between PDSA and PDCA. Study is used to maintain the original intent of Dr. Shewhart in the cycle being a learning method based on the Scientific Method. Check implies only that the desired results occurred and that potential learning may be overlooked. The origin of Shewhart's concept is in epistemology and the work of C. I. Lewis. Shewhart was presenting a theory of knowledge. The Shewhart cycle article doesn't cover these issues and needs some work. There are some issues on OR as the history of the differences has not had much coverage. Shewhart never used PDCA which seems to have originated in Japan in the 1950s/1960s. Shewhart did not use PDSA. Deming insisted on PDSA as opposed to PDCA to focus on Shewhart's original intent of learning. To add to the confusion some call the cycle the Deming cycle. Deming never used that term as he always called it the Shewhart cycle. Leaders100 19:15, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Work on Deming article[edit]

Well, we didn't get a huge response on our request for assistance on the Deming article. That's OK, but it will take longer. Especially since I've got some other stuff that I must work on right now. Let's keep in touch via the article talk page and try to keep moving the action plan forward. Sunray 18:35, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Sounds good. Thanks. Leaders100 20:00, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Anon edits to W. Edwards Deming[edit]

I think 12.156.192.131 may be a public IP (such as in a library or school), as opposed to being a single person, since they have indeed made both positive and negative edits. Should he or she continue blanking parts of articles (as in [1]), a {{test}} tag should be placed on the user's talk page. This assumes good faith that they are merely experimenting and not truly editing with bad intent. Their reaction (including further edits) should be monitored closely, to determine if administrator intervention is required. Normally, a "three strikes" rule is followed de facto in dealing with belligerent users. --Merovingian {T C @} 03:44, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Of course.  :) --Merovingian {T C @} 04:32, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your work on Deeming[edit]

Hi,

Thanks for your work around in wikipedia.

I am not using my current IP address.

best

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Question about red links/Working on Demming[edit]

Nice to hear from you. I've been occupied in other parts of Wikipedia lately. You asked: "Leave the ones that might have an article someday and remove the rest? " Good approach, IMO. If (when) the article gets nominated for GA or FA, the remaining red links could be removed then.

I'm thinking that it is time to start condensing the main article and creating sub pages (#s 3 & 4 on the To Do list). Do you have time to work on that now? I have some time in the next few days but expect another assignment soon. We could pick one section and work on that then either one of us could continue that process until we have a nice tight article. What do you think? Sunray 08:52, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

I could contact you when I am on for a block of time (just passing through right now, and should be working on a "real world" assignment). What are the best times for you? I'm on the west coast of NA (Pacfic time zone). Sunray 19:56, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
Sorry to have missed you the other day. I will be online for the next while and can work on the Demming article. Sunray 22:39, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Howdy. I was looking at the article. It looks good, but it is up to 37 Kb. Do you have some thought about sections we might want to create as separate articles? Sunray 23:11, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Well, I see what you are saying. However, take a look at the quotes section. Would this perhaps be better on Wikiquote? Sunray 23:35, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Would it be too difficult for the reader to click to a page of quotes by Demming? Sunray 23:47, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
I've reformatted the references according to my understanding of the MoS. I wasn't able to do the links for authors names with this markup. Sunray 00:52, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
My guess: People looking for quotes by Demming.
We could pick a few of his most memorable quotes to include on the page and have a complete compendium on the new page. Sunray 23:52, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

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04:04, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
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November Esperanza Newsletter[edit]

Program Feature: Admin Coaching (needs coaches!)
Admin Coaching needs coaches!!! If you are an administrator, or even a generally experienced user, do consider signing up to be a coach.

Admin Coaching, now being coordinated by HighwayCello, is a program for people who want help learning some of the more subtle aspects of Wikipedia policy and culture. People are matched with experienced users who are willing to offer coaching. The program is designed for people who have figured out the basics of editing articles; they're not newcomers any more, but they might want some help in learning new roles. In this way, Esperanza would help keep hope alive for Wikipedia because we would always be grooming the next generation of admins.

What's New?
The Tutorial Drive is a new Esperanza program! In an effort to make complicated processes on Wikipedia easier for everyone, Esperanza working to create and compile a list of tutorials about processes here on Wikipedia. Consider writing one!
A discussion on how Esperanza relates to the encyclopedia has been started; please add your thoughts.
Many thanks to MiszaBot, courtesy of Misza13, for delivering the newsletter.
  • The list of proposed programs has been updated, with some proposals being archived.
  • There is now a new program: the Tutorial Drive! Consider writing a tutorial on something you are good at doing on Wikipedia.
  • The suggestion of adding a cohesive look to all the Esperanza pages is being considered; join the discussion if you are interested!
  • In order to make a useful interlanguage welcome template, those involved in translation projects will be asked what English Wikipedia policies are most important and confusing to editors coming from other language Wikipedias.
  • A discussion of Esperanza's role in Wikipedia is being held, with all thoughts of all Esperanzians wanted!
  • Shreshth91 informed everyone that he will be leaving the Esperanza council as life is rather busy; his spot will be filled by the runner up from the last election, HighwayCello.
Signed...
Natalya, Banes, Celestianpower, EWS23, FireFox, The Halo, Shreshth91 and HighwayCello
20:33, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
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Mediation request[edit]

A request for mediation has been filed with the Mediation Committee that lists you as a party. The Mediation Committee requires that all parties listed in a mediation must be notified of the mediation. Please review the request at Wikipedia:Requests for mediation/Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, and indicate whether you agree or refuse to mediate. If you are unfamiliar with mediation, please refer to Wikipedia:Mediation. There are only seven days for everyone to agree, so please check as soon as possible.

Brian L. Joiner[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! We welcome and appreciate your contributions, such as Brian L. Joiner, but we regretfully cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from either web sites or printed material. This article appears to be a direct copy from http://williamghunter.net/award/#joiner, and therefore a copyright violation. The copyrighted text has been or will soon be deleted.

If you believe that the article is not a copyright violation, or if you have permission from the copyright holder to release the content freely under the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) then you should do one of the following:

  • If you have permission from the author leave a message explaining the details at Talk:Brian L. Joiner and send an email with the message to "permissions-en (at) wikimedia (dot) org". See Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission for instructions.
  • If a note on the original website states that re-use is permitted under the GFDL or released into the public domain leave a note at Talk:Brian L. Joiner with a link to where we can find that note.
  • If you own the copyright to the material: send an e-mail from an address associated with the original publication to permissions-en(at)wikimedia(dot)org or a postal message to the Wikimedia Foundation permitting re-use under the GFDL, and note that you have done so on Talk:Brian L. Joiner.

It is also important that the text be modified to have an encyclopedic tone and that it follows Wikipedia article layout. For more information on Wikipedia's policies, see Wikipedia's policies and guidelines.

If you would like to begin working on a new version of the article you may do so at Talk:Brian L. Joiner/Temp. Leave a note at Talk:Brian L. Joiner saying you have done so and an administrator will move the new article into place once the issue is resolved. Thank you, and please feel welcome to continue contributing to Wikipedia. Happy editing! DavidCBryant 13:00, 30 April 2007 (UTC)


Posted by Kammy Tribus[edit]

Hi,

I have absolutely no idea how to contribute to Wikipedia except that I think I signed up for an account one time. I don't remember the details.

I would like to assist in further building the page on Myron Tribus. My name is Kammy Tribus and Myron is my father. As I am currently residing in his home I have a wonderful opportunity to assist in the accuracy of this page while continuing to learn more about Dad's most remarkable life.

I don't know who you are Leaders100 and don't know if we've met but my private email is lilith@datasync.com. Yikes! I hate leaving that text string here. Out in the open and all vulnerable to the evil bots of cyberspace. Once you have received this message, could you do two things for me? One is to let me know and the other is to strike my contact information from this post. After copying it down for your own use of course.

Sincerely,

Kamala E.R. Tribus

July 2007 GAC backlog elimination drive[edit]

A new elimination drive of the backlog at Wikipedia:Good article candidates will take place from the month of July through August 12, 2007. There are currently about 130 articles that need to be reviewed right now. If you are interested in helping with the drive, then please visit Wikipedia:Good article candidates backlog elimination drive and record the articles that you have reviewed. Awards will be given based on the number of reviews completed. Since the potential amount of reviewers may significantly increase, please make sure to add :{{GAReview}} underneath the article you are reviewing to ensure that only one person is reviewing each article. Additionally, the GA criteria may have been modified since your last review, so look over the criteria again to help you to determine if a candidate is GA-worthy. If you have any questions about this drive or the review process, leave a message on the drive's talk page. Please help to eradicate the backlog to cut down on the waiting time for articles to be reviewed.

You have received this message either due to your membership with WikiProject: Good Articles and/or your inclusion on the Wikipedia:Good article candidates/List of reviewers. --Nehrams2020 23:27, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Japan taskforces[edit]

In order to encourage more participation, and to help people find a specific area in which they are more able to help out, we have organized taskforces at WikiProject Japan. Please visit the Participants page and update the list with the taskforces in which you wish to participate. Links to all the taskforces are found at the top of the list of participants.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for helping out! ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 09:02, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter for November 2007[edit]

The November 2007 issue of the WikiProject Good Articles newsletter has been published. Comments are welcome on this, as well as suggestions or offers of assistance for the December 2007 issue. Dr. Cash 01:15, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter for December 2007[edit]

The December 2007 issue of the WikiProject Good Articles newsletter has been published. Comments are welcome on this, as well as suggestions or offers of assistance for the January 2008 issue. Dr. Cash 01:05, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles January Newsletter[edit]

Happy New Year! Here is the latest edition of the WikiProject GA Newsletter! Dr. Cash (talk) 04:01, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter[edit]

The February 2008 issue of the WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter is ready! Dr. Cash (talk) 05:25, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter[edit]

The March 2008 issue of the WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter is ready! Dr. Cash (talk) 06:04, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

April GA Newsletter[edit]

The April issue of the WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter is now available. Dr. Cash (talk) 03:56, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles May Newsletter[edit]

The May Newsletter for WikiProject Good Articles has now been published. Dr. Cash (talk) 22:16, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles newsletter[edit]

Delivered by the automated Giggabot (stop!) 01:50, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter[edit]

Sorry about the delay. AWB has been having a few issues lately. Here is the august issue of the WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter! Dr. Cash (talk) 20:39, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

You write crap......[edit]

But it's very interesting crap. I have spent the last half hour bumping around in your crap, and it's pretty interesting stuff. I plan to spend some more time in these links trying to eddyfy my evening. I started with some really great Flickr pix, then I got stuck in all this verbal stuff, and as I stated "I am stuck" so I suppose I'll wade around these verbal links for a while.

I have so many "handles" now in this electronic age, that I'm not certain how to sign in anymore, than I believe I can retail any anonymity. SRF: www.ForDesign.net —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.202.38.21 (talk) 01:19, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Please, have a look on[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:P-chart
31 October 2008
Martin Segers —Preceding undated comment was added at 19:39, 31 October 2008 (UTC).

GA Sweeps invitation[edit]

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I am sending you this message since you are a member of the GA WikiProject. I would like to invite you to consider helping with the GA sweeps process. Sweeps helps to ensure that the oldest GAs still meet the criteria, and improve the quality of GAs overall. Unfortunately, last month only two articles were reviewed. This is definitely a low point after our peak at the beginning of the process when 163 articles were reviewed in September 2007. After nearly two years, the running total has just passed the 50% mark. In order to expediate the reviewing, several changes have been made to the process. A new worklist has been created, detailing which articles are left to review. All exempt and previously reviewed articles have already been removed from the list. Instead of reviewing by topic, you can consider picking and choosing whichever articles interest you.

We are always looking for new members to assist with the remaining articles, so if you are interested or know of anybody that can assist, please visit the GA sweeps page. In addition, for every member that reviews 100 articles or has a significant impact on the process, s/he will get an award when they reach that threshold. If only 14 editors achieve this feat starting now, we would be done with Sweeps! Of course, having more people reviewing less articles would be better for all involved, so please consider asking others to help out. Feel free to stop by and only review a few articles, something's better than nothing! Take a look at the list, and see what articles interest you. Let's work to complete Sweeps so that efforts can be fully focused on the backlog at GAN. If you have any questions about the process, reviewing, or need help with a particular article, please contact me or OhanaUnited and we'll be happy to help. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 08:25, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

April 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles will be running a GAN backlog elimination drive for the entire month of April. The goal of this drive is to bring the number of outstanding Good Article nominations down to below 200. This will help editors in restoring confidence to the GAN process as well as actively improving, polishing, and rewarding good content. If you are interested in participating in the drive, please place your name here. Awards will be given out to those who review certain numbers of GANs as well as to those who review the most. Hope we can see you in April.
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