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I have archived old discussions at Archive 1.

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GA R Marquette Building[edit]

Thanks for taking a look at the GAR. I like the {{Chicago}} tag that you add to a lot of articles. I think the general protocol is that most templates should be added to articles that are actually linked in the template. This template has been used quite liberally with respect to this standard. I think the banner is good in its current form because each of the linked words should probably have its own template. As we get the project organized better this will be more easily done.

Once we get the assessment department up and running I think CBOTB will grade out at an A class article which means that GAs should not have to match it to retain their ratings. I have no clue were to research for additional breadth. I believe the article actually meets the standards of WP:WIAGA. I would love for it to be broader, however. I would appreciate any assistance you might lend in this regard. I am not a landmark specialist although I find they are underrepresented on WP and thus provide a decent researcher with opportunity to make a contribution to WP. I just happened to have the inside scoop late last year that the next Argo Tea location would be at the Marquette Building (Chicago) and noticed it had no article. I don't know enough about the Chicago School of Architecture or architecture in general to say much more than I have said about why it is a NHRP building. I would appreciate any assistance that you can lend to improving the article. TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 16:47, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Tagging[edit]

I had a bot tag most of the the categories at Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/Categories. There is probably a problem on which railroads to tag by bot. Any advice? TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 18:59, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

The problem is that I mostly worked from all subcategories of Category:Chicago, Illinois. If you know of relevant categories not included, we should get them properly parented so that they appear as a subcat of our main category. Add them to the page and I will look at them to see how to parent them properly. Currently, note that neither Category:Chicago metropolitan area nor Category:Cook County, Illinois and their subcats are included in the bot run. What do you think? We can always add their cats later I guess. TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 19:27, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
My apologies. The bot is only through about half the categories I have requested so far from what I can tell. I think the categories you mention are on the list. TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 21:26, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Union Stock Yards GA[edit]

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You were a contributing editor to Union Stock Yards during its tenure as CHICOTW. It has successfully achieved Good article status thanks in part to your efforts. See its GA review and help us raise it towards the featured article classification level. Recall that during its tenure as CHICOTW we achieved this Improvement. See our CHICOTW Improvement History. Note our good articles.
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TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 21:40, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Merge[edit]

Post it on the WP:WPChi page along with the other discussions going on. I support your proposal. TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 17:49, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

CHICOTW[edit]

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Last week you voted for the Chicago COTW. Thank you! This week Chicago Blues Festival has been chosen. Please help improve it towards the quality level of a Wikipedia featured article. See the To Do List to suggest a change or to see an open tasks list. See past CHICOTWs. Note our good articles.
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TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 00:34, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Tagging[edit]

Thanks for your thoughts. This is the only article out of about 7000 tagged so far that has put up a fight. Let me know what you think of my response to her. Also, in preparation for next week's WP:CHICOTW I posted a page that may eventually become an official policy page for WP:WPChi on stubbing. Feedback or editorial assistance are welcome. TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 14:39, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

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Review request[edit]

Hey there. This request isn't really NRHP or Illinois related but my contributions in those areas have been limited of late as I have worked on Space Interferometry Mission (current GA nominee) and Rock Springs Massacre (passed GA in mid-April).

Since Rock Springs Massacre reached GA status I have undertaken a significant expansion/overhaul/source verification mission which has resulted in a new version of the article. Soon, I hope to take it to Featured Article candidates. What it needs now is some outside input and copy editing. Anything you can offer in the area would be helpful. You may want to start by taking a look at the talk page, I have been updating my progress on the article there regularly. If you could just add your own section on the talk page, like a peer review, I just ignored that process because it has been pretty stale of late. This, is all, of course, dependent on your willingness and availability. Anything you could do would be helpful, thanks ahead of time for your help. IvoShandor 08:25, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Hi ChicagoPimp, thanks for your help editing the 1013 Project articles. My students are learning a lot from their interaction with Wikipedians. They're starting to get the hang of this, and they seem to be enjoying themselves. "Final" revisions on their articles are due next Thursday, so please help look out for them over the next week. 1013-josh 07:25, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Citation needed[edit]

Can you add a citation for this edit. TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 15:38, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

CHICOTW[edit]

I realize that there was no voting last week. However, please accept this notice

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Last week you helped edit the Chicago COTW, but did not vote. Thank you for your help! Your input in future selections would also be appreciated. This week Chicago Landmark stubification has been chosen. Please help improve it towards the quality level of a Wikipedia featured article. See the To Do List to suggest a change or to see an open tasks list. See past CHICOTWs. Note our good articles.
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TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 06:12, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Chicago Landmark Stubification[edit]

Four weeks ago, you contributed to the WP:CHICOTW when Chicago Landmark was the article. This week, we are attempting to stubify the numerous redlinks with a goal of getting over half the redlinks stubified (we began with about 25%). This will improve our chance of getting it approved as a featured list candidate. When reviewing this weeks contributing editors your name was absent. You may want to choose a redlink or two from Chicago Landmark and create a stub before this week's project ends so that you can be a part of our drive for featured list status. TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 15:34, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Alpha Phi Omega Notable Alumni[edit]

I noticed your comments on Alpha Phi Omega on the GA/R. You expressed concern about notable alumni. The Notable Alumni is so large that it is its own article, List of notable Alpha Phi Omega members. Naraht 12:58, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

GA/R[edit]

I see you have been quite active at WP:GA/R. I concur with your delist vote on Super Chief, but disagree with Hillary Clinton. It is one man one vote so you are entitled to your opinion. However, we miss you at WP:CHICOTW this week. TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 17:46, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Top Importance[edit]

I am sorry to hear you are not interested in stubification. Your hard work is missed. If nothing else, stubification efforts give you a chance to have created some interesting articles.


now that the project has >8000 articles, do you have any thoughts regarding other articles that might merit top importance? i have been giving thought to topics of high notability but often paired with low recognition, several of which i consider "foundational" knowledge about chicago that i have mentioned previously. for example, (1) daniel burnham may merit top importance because of widespread influence in planning, architecture, and politics. (2) great chicago fire because of influence in architecture and street planning. (3) chicago river because of influence in landscape, economy, neighborhoods, etc. ChicagoPimp 20:03, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

I have been thinking about this. We are near the end of the bot tagging. In fact, User:Speciate and I have been discussing it.

The current list of candidates for top includes the following Northwestern University, Chicago Loop, Chicago 'L', O'Hare, Soldier Field, Walter Payton, George Halas, Al Capone, Sears, Harold Washington, Grant Park (Chicago), Magnificent Mile, Museum Campus, George Pullman, Dick Butkis, United Airlines, McDonalds, Playboy, Red Grange, Chicago Tribune, Cyrus McCormick, Frank Lloyd Wright. I like Great Chicago Fire. I have to think about Daniel Burnham's work and influence outside of Chicago. One thing I have realized is that people Chicagoan's think are important to them are not as important to others. Ernie Banks is not on ESPN Sports Century, but we think of him as Mr. Cub. I think any athlete must be on this list to be considered because of our definition. I think the number of top articles will be governed by the following rule going forward. The greater of [lesser of (40,0.20% of all articles),.0.10% of all articles]. Essentially, this gives us .20% of all articles until we get to 40 top importance at 20,000 articles. Then, we have to make good tough decisions until we get over (40,000 articles). This will account for us becoming familiar with our own articles and then give us room for growth after we get a lot more. I still have to do a lot of research on Chicago companies. Which of these candidates to you think is most important based on Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/Priority Scale? Are you against any current tops?

I am looking for some feedback here Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chicago/Assessment#Current_Top_Priority_Candidates. TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 20:47, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
I looked more closely at Burnham and added him to the page above. TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 01:19, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Chicago Landmark WP:FLC progress[edit]

I am writing you because you either (1) edited Chicago Landmark 5 weeks ago when it was the WP:CHICOTW (2) edited it or created a stub last week when we had the stubification drive for it or (3) you nominated an article to be the CHICOTW in the last few days.

I have finally had a chance to take a tally on last week’s stubification effort. Based on my manual count we now have 109 bluelinks on a total of 241 landmarks. Preliminary indications were that for our article to be successful at WP:FLC we would need to eventually rename it (something like List of Chicago Landmarks) and get the majority of the landmarks linked. Based on my cursory count we need to write 12 more articles to get to a majority. It would be great if you might be able to assist by creating a couple stubs to assist in this effort. Here are some of the stubs that were created during last week’s efforts: Black Metropolis-Bronzeville District, Historic Michigan Boulevard District, Arthur H. Compton House & One North LaSalle. Among the articles still redlinked are 2 buildings on this week’s CHICOTW, Magnificent Mile (Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton Office and Studio, Woman's Athletic Club). Recall that each redlink on Chicago Landmark has a footnote to a reference that gives you enough info to create a stub. If you create a new stub please add it to Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chicago#Newly_Created_Chicago_Related_Pages so that we can keep track of the progress. TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 15:31, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

For exemplary service to the Chicago WikiProject[edit]

Let me update my thanks

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For exemplary service to the Chicago WikiProject (WP:CHICOTW especially) please allow me to present the Chicago Barnstar award to you? -- TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 14:32, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Help needed at WP:GA/R[edit]

Hey, I noticed you are a frequent contributor to WP:GA/R. There are a few discussion threads that are floundering and need additional comments from other editors. I would like to act on these soon, as they have been up for discussion for several weeks, but so few people have commented that I can't even archive as "no consensus" since we have a near null-set of comments. If you have the time, could you take a peek at the following articles and make any comments at WP:GA/R as you see fit? The articles needing additional comment are: Jeremy Clarkson, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Anaximander, and Syncaris pacifica. Thanks in advance for your help with this! --Jayron32|talk|contribs 18:30, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Burnham Park GA[edit]

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You were a contributing editor to Burnham Park during its tenure as CHICOTW. It has successfully achieved Good article status thanks in part to your efforts. See its GA review and help us raise it towards the featured article classification level. Recall that during its tenure as CHICOTW we turned a redlink into this. See our CHICOTW Improvement History. Note our good articles.
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TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 18:26, 19 May 2007 (UTC) Here is a new template I will be using going forward for more notable contributions:

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TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 04:31, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Your user name[edit]

I am offended by your user name and request that you change it, unless there is some non-sexist, non-misogynist, use of the term in American English that I am unaware of, one that doesn't objectify an entire gender, in which case feel free to enlighten me, and, in which case, please use your signature for clarification to prevent future misunderstandings.

KP Botany 23:32, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Chicago Theatre GA[edit]

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You were a contributing editor to Chicago Theatre during its tenure as CHICOTW. It has successfully achieved Good article status thanks in part to your efforts. See its GA review and help us raise it towards the featured article classification level. Recall that during its tenure as CHICOTW we achieved the following Improvement. See our CHICOTW Improvement History. Note our good articles.
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TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 14:59, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Editorial assistance[edit]

I apologize for not recognizing you earlier. I am just getting familiar with this type of userbox. You may want to place the following on your user page:

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TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 20:44, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

AT&T Corporate Center GA[edit]

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You were a contributing editor to AT&T Corporate Center during its tenure as CHICOTW. It has successfully achieved Good article status thanks in part to your efforts. See its GA review and help us raise it towards the featured article classification level. Recall that during its tenure as CHICOTW we achieved the following Improvement. See our CHICOTW Improvement History. Note our good articles.
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TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 23:45, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

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Douglas Park GA[edit]

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Contributing editors:ChicagoPimp, DS1953, Speciate, TonyTheTiger.
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TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 15:04, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

RfC on your username[edit]

In lieu of outright blocking, I've moved the discussion about your username from WP:UFA to Wikipedia:Requests_for_comment/User_names#ChicagoPimp. In the event that the community discussion comes to a consensus that your username is inappropriate, you may be forced to change it.--Chaser - T 17:30, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Also note that you can nip this whole situation in the bud by simply agreeing to change the username to something inoccuous. Requests go to Wikipedia:Changing username and usually take a few days, but a standing request would probably satisfy all concerned about your username being offensive. Cheers!--Chaser - T 17:37, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Username Allowed[edit]

Hello, ChicagoPimp. While there had been some discussion here about whether your username met Wikipedia policy on what usernames editors can use, the result was to allow it, and that discussion has now been closed. If you would like to see what concerns were raised, you can still find that discussion in the page history (here). You do not need to change your username. Thank you. -- -- Chrislk02 (Chris Kreider) 20:41, 11 June 2007 (UTC) -- Chrislk02 (Chris Kreider) 20:41, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Not a problem, just defending free expression. See you around soon hopefully. : ) IvoShandor 20:51, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Welcome back[edit]

You were missed. I have been feeling like I have been carrying the WP:CHICOTW by myself. Feel free to jump in. Also, cast your vote at WP:CHIASSESS for top importance. We will make new promotions this weekend. TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 04:58, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Since you are coming back, I have nominated Chicago Board of Trade Building for WP:PR as a step toward nominatiing it for WP:FAC. TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 21:34, 12 June 2007 (UTC)
I don't know how to find info on the waterfall/waterspout info for Crown Fountain, this week's WP:CHICOTW. Have any advice? TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 14:06, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
If you are doing the unit conversions they have many great templates at Category:Conversion templates. Thanks for the help. I will probably do some conversions myself. I think the templates correct for non-breaking spacesTonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 14:35, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Username[edit]

Sir, you have no doubt noticed that you are blocked. This is because your username is, debate notwithstanding, unacceptable. Additional meanings be damned, the primary meaning of the term "pimp" is still essentially synonymous with being a slaveholder. It is as unacceptable as "Grammar Nazi". On this, I am unyielding; I have friends who are former prostitutes. They speak of the horrors of the pimp.

Once you have chosen your new username, you may post here, requesting to be unblocked so that you can post a request for a Change of Username. DS 04:27, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Also, please do allow me to state that you are an excellent contributor, the type the project needs more of. I hope that you do not choose to leave the project over this. DS 04:44, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

i care too much about wikipedia to let this issue continue to be a distraction to the good work that is occuring with the project. i will change my username. please unblock my account and i will request a change of username. ChicagoPimp 15:11, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your cooperative and polite response. I have unblocked you, and expect you to post a request on Wikipedia:Changing username forthwith. DS 19:22, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your mature response. I've removed one last remaining grossly misogynistic comment from your user page. Let's leave it at that. --Tony Sidaway 22:29, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

My recent RfA[edit]

Thanks for your support in my recent, unsuccessful RfA. It's much appreciated. IvoShandor 16:37, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Chicago Landmark WP:FLC[edit]

You helped us at WP:CHICOTW create and improve List of Chicago Landmarks. This week we have nominated it at Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of Chicago Landmarks. Feel free to make comments about its candidacy or to come by and help respond to the comments of others. TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 00:21, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Chicago Theatre[edit]

I noticed your description of the Y and snapped a pic yesterday of the Chicago Theatre sign. TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 18:03, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

AT&T Corporate Center lighting[edit]

You never got around to citing this edit and it was removed in large part. TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 01:22, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Top Candidates[edit]

I was hoping to get some feedback on prospective top candidates before we get to 10500 articles and then take our next top candidates vote when we get to around 11000. Your feedback would be appreciated. TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 13:05, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

WPChi falling on its face?[edit]

I hope you have been following along at Wikipedia:Featured_list_candidates#List_of_Chicago_Landmarks. If you have, then you may have noticed that the only drawback that seems to have emerged is the number of redlinks in the list. If you check in at WP:WIAFL this should not be a surprise. There is nothing much else really to complain about, IMO. I have said from the initial CHICOTW nomination. Unfortunately, once we worked on the page we found preponderant redlinks. I have always known this would be a problem and asked for help creating stubs. You may recall I encouraged us to spend an [Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chicago/COTW/History/CLstubification entire extra week creating stubs]. This still fell short of getting the majority of articles linked. I continued to suggest that we attempt to create stubs. This whole effort six weeks ago seems to have brought down WP:CHICOTW. Since this attempt to get people to create redlinks for a budding WP:FL people have stopped participating in the CHICOTW. This week marks the fifth week in a row that there has been no significant editorial contribution during the CHICOTW. I would say I am afraid to lose CHIICOTW support by mentioning this, but since NO ONE has come by to help this week, it could not get any worse. If anyone cares about getting an FL at CHICOTW for our past efforts it might be a good idea to express such concern by creating 5 or so stubs from among the redlinks at List_of_Chicago_Landmarks. Since I have already created about 3 dozen I have mentioned on the discussion that I am standing pat with my contribution to this concern. However, if any of you cares, feel free to make some stubs. The 20 minute stub instructions are still available. If you create any such stubs list them at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chicago#Newly_Created_Chicago_Related_Pages so that everyone can help you to clean it up. TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 14:59, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

More help needed[edit]

If you have been following along at WP:FLC#List_of_Chicago_Landmarks you know we need help creating stubs for the List to make it a more useful list and help it achieve WP:FLC status. Since I reminded people of this 7 stubs have been created. We need about 40 more to be safe although we may have a successful candidacy with the article as it stands.

Some of you may also be following the success of WP:CHICOTW at Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/COTW/Good Articles. For the last 4 weeks no one has been very active. Thus, I am fearful that Historic Michigan Boulevard District, Harold Washington Cultural Center, Crown Fountain, & Art Institute of Chicago Building will all fail at WP:GAC when their turns come up. Also, Magnificent Mile did not experience the collaborative spirit. Our reputation as a successful collaboration is at stake. In addition to making stubs for the FLC we need your contribution to our collaborations. I am sorry to pull you away from whatever other wikipleasures you may be experiencing, but we need your help. TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 16:55, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

A coloured voting box.svg Thank you for your support and comments at my RfA
Hi LurkingInChicago, It still amazes me that otherwise "anonymous" editors take the time to place !votes and comments on RfAs. Whilst I would have normally thanked you at the time of you leaving your message, the importance of my not appearing to be canvassing prevented me from so doing. Now that everything has progressed successfully I can finally thank you. I intend to uphold a style of good adminship and will welcome your further comments at any time in the future, even if they are in the form of admonishment. I will be happy to help as an admin wherever and whenever I can --VS talk 23:56, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

I thank you for your good intentions. You seem to have missed a bit of the point of the stubification efforts. By following the instructions you will then be able to produce fairly high quality stubs in about 20 minutes per page. Look at the other newly created pages to get a feel for what everyone else is doing and you will see what I mean. Could you go back and take another 10 or 15 minutes with each of your pages to produce a quality stub? Following the instructions will help you in the future to create good stubs in addition to helping this effort. --TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 18:24, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

I'll correct one to show you how all the instructions can make minimal text look like a decent page. Check out Chicago Building in a few minutes. --TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 18:35, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Commission on Chicago Landmarks[edit]

I like the article. I think I would leave the things in the list article where it is. It is important for a Featured List to have a meaty introduction. We don't want to take the meat away. I added a template and a link. You are free to remove either as they are just suggestions.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 05:22, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

P.S. Did you use the {{Infobox nrhp}} tool from the directions to create a cut and paste infobox? I think one article you had created had an infobox that either you or someone else added. I added infoboxes to 2 of your articles. --TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 05:24, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

WP:CHICOTW[edit]

I am glad to have you back and helping out. You are sorely missed on the CHICOTW. Do you have anything that can help us beef up Arts Club of Chicago.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 14:48, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

List of Chicago Landmarks FL promotion[edit]

Thanks for being among the core group of individual wikipedians who helped List of Chicago Landmarks achieve WP:FL status. You may with to add the following userbox to your userpage

--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 15:09, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

List of Chicago Landmarks Template concerns[edit]

You may have noticed I made several templates for List of Chicago Landmarks . I am looking for suggestions on additional templates. One I am considering is a Transportation template with Chicago Harbor Lighthouse, Cortland Street Drawbridge, Dearborn Street Station, Garfield Boulevard "L" Station and Overpass, LaSalle Street Cable Car Powerhouse, Michigan Avenue Bridge, & Union Station. Let me know what you think of this one and how you think some of the other listings might be grouped if you have a chance.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 00:09, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the template ideas. If you have quick lists of which building fall where on your suggested templates let me know. I will probably attempt to make some more templates tomorrow. --TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 00:28, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

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CBOTB[edit]

I guess the WP:FL work got me distracted. I have had some time to get back to the Wikipedia:Peer review/Chicago Board of Trade Building/archive1. We have to work on the lead. However, I do not understand the sculptures on the building that well are any of them cited here? --TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 00:21, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the flag. Like I have said the next biggie for the project is getting CBOTB to FA if possible. I'll try to focus my efforts on that and will be looking for your help. I am following the WP:PR, which has not gotten any action other than the automated review. However, that is helping me to improve the article.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 17:52, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
I think we just need to beef up the WP:LEAD. I will try to get this done, but could use some help. After the lead is beefed up I will nominate it for WP:FAC.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 19:14, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
I hope you are follow along at Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/Discussions
In response to a WP:FAC request, I beefed up all the citations except the last one coming from this edit. Do you know how to find it now?--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 17:35, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
I am sorry to be so pesky, but where are you at man. I could use some help here. I especially need you to clarify the aforementioned link.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 20:43, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
If you don't have a citation for this edit we may have to remove it based on current discussions at WP:FAC.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 22:42, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
I am going to comment it out and if you find a citation you can put it back in.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 22:43, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the Will Rogers citation. Right now our FAC may fail if we can't address the concerns of the strong opposition. Can you come up with anything?--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 22:10, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
This one was quite a team effort. I thank you for your help (especially at the WP:CHICOTW stage). You may want to post this on your user page: --TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 22:16, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

The Psychic Paramount[edit]

hey, thanks for the cleanup, this was one of the first articles I did, and didn't really have a good wiki-head on yet. Unfortunately, I haven't gone back to most of the articles I did at the beginning, so haven't fixed a lot of the stuff that could use fixing. Thanks for catching it! Murderbike 19:04, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Deleting KMNR DJs list[edit]

What's your rationale for removing the DJ list from the KMNR Wiki?

Montgomery Ward & Co. Catalog House[edit]

I merged your text into Montgomery Ward & Co. Catalog House, which was created in May.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 00:50, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Lou Piniella[edit]

You were so charitable, putting a fact tag on the notion that Piniella is going to be a catalyst to the World Series. Every managerial hire for every team comes with that hope. Where the Cubs are concerned, they said it about Frankie Frisch and Bob Scheffing in the 1950s, about the College of Coaches (well, maybe not that); about Leo Durocher; about Jim Frey and Don Zimmer; about Don Baylor, Dusty Baker, et al. I just had to laugh, and removed that crystal-ball stuff. What's going to be the "catalyst" has little to do with a particular manager, an nothing to do with billygoats, or Steve Bartman, or any of that stuff; it's going to have to do with fielding the best team money can buy. They came close in 2003, but in reality they didn't quite have enough, and it cost them. d:( Baseball Bugs 02:08, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

There's a place for "many believe", or whatever, when it's either verifiably true or is common knowledge, but too often it's used as a way for an editor to interject his own opinion (and I should know, since I've done it myself). Regarding Cubs managers, I'd like to quote you this comment, from a book called The World Series and Highlights of Baseball, by Lamont Buchanan, which goes through the 1950 season. At that point it was only 5 years since the Cubs' last Series appearance, but already the warning signs were there. You may have already seen this in the Chicago Cubs article, but it's worth repeating: "From the sublime to last place! Wrigley Field, the ivy of its walls still whispering of past greatness, watches its Cubs grow less ferocious in '47, '48, '49. New doctor of the cure is smiling Frank Frisch, veteran of previous baseball transfusions who thinks, 'It's nice to have the fans with you.' Chicago has a great baseball tradition. The fans remember glorious yesterdays as they wait for brighter tomorrows. And eventually their Cubs will bite again." We're still waiting for that "eventually". Baseball Bugs 03:16, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
Oh, and thanks for the comment on the "self-sockpuppet" thing. I'd had sockpuppets on the brain recently, due to various problems with them. I probably came up with that at some point when I was a tad sleep-deprived. That's when some of my best inspirations have come. :) Baseball Bugs 03:19, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
Another quotable quote, that you may have heard, comes from George Will, erudite writer and lifelong Cubs fan, who said about the Cubs, "Anybody can have a bad century." Baseball Bugs 03:22, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

World Community Grid[edit]

I've responded to your comments at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/World Community Grid. Any additional constructive feedback would be welcome. —Remember the dot (talk) 03:54, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Alamance Battleground[edit]

Thanks, for adding the NHRP info box to Town Creek Indian Mound. I just started another article, Alamance Battleground. I have searched to see if it is National Historic Landmark, Battleground, etc. with the reference you provided for Town Creek. I am not having success using it due to limited internet access at my current location (work). Could you check and see if it is a NHRP site? And add the info box if neeeded? Dincher 23:57, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the information and the work on the article. It was one I had lost interest in while I was working on it. Thanks for improving it! Dincher 01:46, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Aquarium Fishes August 2007 Newsletter[edit]


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The Aquarium Fishes WikiProject Newsletter
Issue IX - August 2007
News
Discussions & Collaborations
  • From the live-bearing aquarium fish article: "Why is this article only about 'aquarium' fish? Are the only fish in the world that bear live young found in aquariums?" See more here
  • Discussions related to the Green spotted puffer. See more here


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Top Importance[edit]

Did you have any opinion on which articles should be nominated for consideration in the next set of Category:Top-importance Chicago articles at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Chicago/Assessment? We will need to choose 3 or 4 more soon.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 19:34, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

If you support any of the nominees voice your support on the talk page like everyone else. Voting on the current crop of candidates is going on at the bottom of WP:CHIASSESS. Please come vote.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 01:39, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Chicago Meetup[edit]

I hope the time and place for the Chicago Meetup are convenient. Your reply would be appreciated.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 19:12, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Top Importance Chicago articles[edit]

I apologize if you have consciously omitted your votes, but you continue to be the most active WP:CHICAGO member who has not voted at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chicago/Assessment#Current_Top-importance_Candidates voting ends in a day and a half.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 16:16, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

National Mint of Jubia[edit]

Thanks for the copyedit. I translated it from Spanish as you can see; but evidently too literally. -- Chris Btalk 14:25, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

List of Chicago Landmarks[edit]

I am revising List of Chicago Landmarks for new designations since July 2003. You will see many redlinks that need articles if we want to retain WP:FL status. For details of the update that is underway see the talk page. Please help out and create some articles.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTD) 04:44, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Beer category decision[edit]

A discussion has been opened on changes that have been made to the existing Beer category system. The changes reverse the decision made by the Project in April 2006. The changes were based on agreement by only two people, and by a discussion that took place outside the Beer Project. There may be some merit in the changes, and to prevent future conflict it is important that there is some discussion of the matter. If you're interested, please see Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Beer#Brewery_cats. SilkTork *YES! 15:50, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

WP:CHICAGO survey[edit]

WP:CHICAGO[edit]

You have been marked as an inactive member of WP:CHICAGO since you have not updated your status at Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/members. If you consider yourself either an active or semi-active member of the project please correct your status. If you consider yourself a member you may want to get involved in the Wikipedia:Meetup/Chicago 3. Also, if you are a member, be advised that the project is now trying to keep all the project's WP:PR, WP:FAC, WP:FAR, WP:GAR, WP:GAC WP:FLC, WP:FLRC, WP:FTC, WP:FPOC, WP:FPC, and WP:AFD discussion pages in one location at the new Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/Review page. Please help add any discussion you are aware of at this location.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 16:43, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

WP:CHICAGO[edit]

You have been not signed up as an active member of WP:CHICAGO, but you have a userspace page linked to {{User WPChicago}}. If you consider yourself either an active or semi-active member of the project please sign up as such at Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/members where you may currently be listed as inactive. Also, if you are a member, be aware of Wikipedia:Meetup/Chicago 3 and be advised that the project is now trying to keep all the project's WP:PR, WP:FAC, WP:FAR, WP:GAR, WP:GAC WP:FLC, WP:FLRC, WP:FTC, WP:FPOC, WP:FPC, and WP:AFD discussion pages in one location at the new Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/Review page. Please help add any discussion you are aware of at this location.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 18:52, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

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The Aquarium Fishes WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XI - May 2009
News
Discussions & Collaborations
  • Hippocampus kuda has been significanty expanded, however more input would be great.
Other
  • Activity in Wikiproject Aquarium fish has slowed to a crawl, it seems. We still have a few dedicated editors plus a few new faces (myself included). Any participation is appreciated, however we really can't tackle big projects with this level of activity. Give us a shout if you want to become active again!

GA reassessment of Chicago Theatre[edit]

I have conducted a reassessment of the above article as part of the GA Sweeps process. I have found a number concerns with the article which you can see at Talk:Chicago Theatre/GA1. You are being nominated as you have more than 7 non-minor edits to the article. I have placed the article on hold whilst these are fixed. Thanks. Jezhotwells (talk) 12:59, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

An exciting opportunity to get involved![edit]

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As a member of the Aviation WikiProject or one of its subprojects, you may be interested in testing your skills in the Aviation Contest! I created this contest, not to pit editor against editor, but to promote article improvement and project participation and camraderie. Hopefully you will agree with its usefulness. Sign up here, read up on the rules here, and discuss the contest here. The first round of the contest may not start until September 1st-unless a large number of editors signup and are ready to compete immediately! Since this contest is just beginning, please give feedback here, or let me know what you think on my talkpage. - Trevor MacInnis contribs 23:04, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Zoo Important Notice[edit]

In addition, if you could add your name to the list of participants, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! The Arbiter 19:44, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Missouri[edit]

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There hasn't been much activity at WikiProject Missouri or any of its child projects lately, and I saw your name on the list of active participants. If you are willing to jump in again, please consider helping to revive the project:

If you know anyone who might be interested in Missouri (its history, culture, sports, people, places, architecture, etc.), please pass this message along to them! If you are still interested in the project but aren't currently active, please add yourself to the list of inactive participants at the bottom of this list. Thanks!

On behalf of the project,  fetchcomms 22:15, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Newsletter[edit]

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The Aquarium Fishes WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XII - May 2010
News
Discussions & Collaborations
Other
  • Activity in Wikiproject Aquarium fish has slowed to a crawl, it seems. We still have a few dedicated editors plus a few new faces (myself included). Any participation is appreciated, however we really can't tackle big projects with this level of activity. Give us a shout if you want to become active again!
  • We are now ready to restart the awards program, but no one has done it yet. If you are up for the chalenge plese come forward.

Newsletter[edit]

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The Aquarium Fishes WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XII - May 2010
News
Discussions & Collaborations
Other
  • Activity in Wikiproject Aquarium fish has slowed to a crawl, it seems. We still have a few dedicated editors plus a few new faces. Any participation is appreciated, however we really can't tackle big projects with this level of activity. Give us a shout if you want to become active again!
  • We are now ready to restart the awards program, but no one has done it yet. If you are up for the challenge please come forward.
  • I made a mistake when distributing the last newsletter, sending it only to those who are on the non member newsletter list. Sorry.
  • An automatic newsletter bot would be appreciated.

Newsletter[edit]

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The Aquarium Fishes WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XII - January 2011
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Other
  • Happy New Year!
  • We are now ready to restart the awards program, but no one has done it yet. If you are up for the challenge please come forward.

Wikimedia Stories Project[edit]

Aloha!

My name is Victor Grigas, I’m a storyteller at the Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco working on collecting stories of interesting Wikipedians that can be used to compel donations for the 2011 fundraiser.

I found your user name on this list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedians_in_Chicago

I'm originally from Chicago and have edited a far bit about my home city. I would like to see Chicago represented in this years fundraiser.

If you are interested in participating, and would like to schedule a telephone or Skype interview with me, please send me an email (vgrigas@wikimedia.org) along with any questions or concerns you may have.

Thanks for your time!

Victor

PS If you know of anyone with whom I should speak please let me know :)

WP:FOUR for Chicago Board of Trade Building[edit]

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Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Chicago Board of Trade Building. TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 19:14, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 19:14, 5 September 2013 (UTC)