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Request for peer review[edit]

Hii Maclean25. I am a new editor on Wikipedia and i request you to review the Lucknow article. Please note that i am not the admin or creator of the article but i have restructured the article according to the wikipedia guidelines. So keeping it short and simple, i am looking for your suggestions on making it a high quality (GA or FA worthy) article. link for PR:-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Peer_review/Lucknow/archive4 Thanks, Wikiboy2364 (talk) 17:10, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Featured List Candidate[edit]

Thanks for your input on List of municipalities in Yukon. I'm wondering if you have time to support or oppose it's promotion as time is nearly up. Either way, thanks for your comments! Mattximus (talk) 20:38, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

1977 Boat Race review[edit]

Hi maclean, I noticed your note (which was quickly removed) regarding a specific concern over the '77 article. You could have told me, but in any case, I've addressed that particular issue. Thanks. The Rambling Man (talk) 07:45, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Good. I figured it would be a simple fix for you. My concern is more with the quality of the review, though. maclean (talk) 03:56, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
    Feel free to let me know about this sort of issue in the future. The Rambling Man (talk) 04:54, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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Thank you for quality articles on people and their stories, such as David Suzuki: The Autobiography and Race Against Time: Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (7 December 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:05, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 305th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:25, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Four years ago, you were recipient no. 305 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:27, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

RTI International[edit]

Hi Maclean. You performed the "Good Article" review on this page in February-March of last year and no significant changes have occurred to the article since then. Recently editor user:Exit8 has tagged it for alleged neutrality problems, claiming the article has been subjected to COI whitewashing (I have a COI).

Their point-of-view appears to come from the book "The Shock Doctoring", which claims to "[Expose] the thinking, the money trail and the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades." The book seems to make a lot of bold claims of corrupt political manipulation that I have not seen in other sources.

I was wondering if you had a minute to take a look at the discussion here and evaluate whether the neutrality tag is really appropriate. CorporateM (Talk) 15:10, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Crossing the BLVD[edit]

Hi, thank you for helping me with the Crossing the BLVD page. I will go ahead and edit the text to improve its quality. Is there any way to have the old page deleted? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossing_the_Boulevard It still comes up in Google searches. Thank you! Marybarbour (talk) 22:04, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia's use CC BY-SA 3.0 License requires that all article history be preserved and therefore, the article history of that new redirect page cannot be deleted. The problem is with google's cache system which still has the old page in its memory. maclean (talk) 23:43, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Instead of a cheque...[edit]

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Thank you for all you have done to help me with the Boat Race articles. Tonight we hit a landmark, over 50% of the race articles are now Good or Featured Articles, which is a monumental achievement considering that none of the articles even existed eight months ago. Thanks again. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:34, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Bohemia in London[edit]

I have deleted your addition of Bohemia in London to the novels project as it is not a novel but a description or memoir with names changed. Dabbler (talk) 22:04, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Reception sect[edit]

Hey there, thanks so much for the GA Review!

I wasn't sure which stuff you thought was more Style and genre vs. Reception material, so wasn't sure which to move where.

Also, that might make the sect a bit smaller.

Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks again for the review,

Cirt (talk) 21:15, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Boat Race review[edit]

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Hey Maclean25, just a quick barnstar to say thanks for the review of one of Boat Race articles you conducted over the past year. As of this morning, I completed my (initial) goal of ensuing that every Boat Race had, not only its own article, but one that was either of GA or FA status: we now have 158 GAs and 3 FAs that we can all be proud of! It doesn't stop here, for me at least, I'm going to keep up with improving the quality of the GAs and look for more FA opportunities. Plus, there's the small matter of 70 Women's Boat Race articles to get up and running! But thanks again, I couldn't have done it without your help. The Rambling Man (talk) 15:52, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Peer Review[edit]

Dear Maclean25,

Would you be interested in peer reviewing Utica, New York? This article has been going through a massive overhaul over the past month. It's had a lot of WP:WTW added, confusion, a WP:FORUM on its talk page, and has gone through WP:PP and WP:S-P. Eventually, I think it is capable of being a WP:GA, but it's not ready to tread those waters until the breadth and depth is taken care of, and everything is verified, valid and reliable. Buffaboy talk 19:07, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks for your review[edit]

Thanks for reviewing my article, Earl Scruggs. I appreciate the time you spent. Regards,Eagledj (talk) 20:29, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

List of protected areas of British Columbia[edit]

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