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Thorium intro[edit]

Somebody complaint about the lead of the thorium article, which was a nuclear energy advertising part. I cut out most and created a little more from the article for the lead. Can you have a look as you contributed a lot to plutonium and uranium. Thanks! --Stone (talk) 08:17, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Will do. I plan to bring that article to feature level. Californium is first though. --mav
Thanks! The thorium has a strong advertising group for the thorium fuel cycle, but a person capable to bring uranium and plutonium, which have even more NPOV problems to FA it will work even better with thorium.--20:07, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar[edit]

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The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
I, -- Cirt (talk), award the The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar to Mav, for your kind, polite, and matter-of-fact responses to FA concerns addressed during WP:FAR processes - fostering a positive and collaborative atmosphere that all Wikipedia users can hopefully learn from. Thank you very much for this professional and polite demeanor. It is very much appreciated, and makes for a warm and congenial editing environment in interactions with you. -- Cirt (talk) 03:01, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
Thanks so much for your excellent conduct at FAR proceedings. Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 03:01, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
NP - I learned years ago that being combative, defensive or passive aggressive on wiki is counter-productive — both to my own work and to the greater project. --mav
Agreed. Thanks again, -- Cirt (talk) 01:55, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

501(c)3 Letter[edit]

Hi, do you have a higher-resolution scan of WMF:File:501(c)3_Letter.png? Would it make sense to put that on Commons? Thanks!   — Jeff G.  ツ 07:54, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

That is the only version I ever had access to. --mav

Finding Dreams with a question.[edit]

I looked at how long you have been with Wikipedia. I must say that is mind blowing. I'm very impressed for what that is worth. Does Wikipedia market a software that can help someone like me better write and understand articles here? Thanks for your time.finding dreams 03:47, 12 January 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Findingdreams (talkcontribs)

See Wikipedia:Introduction. --mav (reviews needed) 23:15, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

WP Elements Triple Crown[edit]

See: Wikipedia:Triple_Crown/Nominations#Wikipedia:WikiProject_Elements. Nergaal (talk) 06:11, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Hello there! Did you ever get a DYK nominated by yourself? This is just for a barnstar for wp:ELEM. Nergaal (talk) 23:40, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Mount Fee[edit]

Mav, this is totally out of the blue, so please ignore if you're not interested. I'm reviewing the FAC for Mount Fee, and I'm finding it a bit hard going, but I'm not sure if this is because I know so little about geology, or if the article is really not very smoothly written. It's the third nom, so I hate to oppose unnecessarily. I know you've taken geology articles to FA, so I was wondering if you'd be willing to take a look, and either review it yourself, or just give me a bit of feedback about your impressions to help me assess it. Thanks -- and as I say, if you don't have time, no problems. Mike Christie (talklibrary) 17:28, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

I just went to the FAC page but it has been archived. But words like "trending" & "edifice" are standard in geography and geology. --mav
OK, good to know for next time. Thanks. Mike Christie (talklibrary) 23:48, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject Elements Triple Crown[edit]

Your Majesty, I am pleased to award this special edition platinum triple crown to WikiProject Elements and its hardworking volunteers. – SMasters (talk) 10:01, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for all your hard work. May you wear the crowns well, and may the platinum crown motivate you to contribute more outstanding articles. – SMasters (talk) 10:01, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassador Program[edit]

Hi Mav! You've probably seen things about the Wikipedia Ambassador Program already, but I wanted to invite you to join the program as an Online Ambassadors; having your wisdom and experience would be great for the program. Cheers--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 17:22, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

You have mail[edit]

I would also really like to contact you - saw your comment on radiological weapon and dirty bomb. Key reference on radiological weapon page is forgery. Roger Rhotel1 (talk) 11:58, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

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Californium FAC[edit]

I noticed the Californium FAC got archived with no consensus. Just wanted to let you know that I'm aware you were part-way through addressing the points raised in my review (at least that is what I think had happened), and that I had deferred a decision on whether to support the nomination until after that had been done. I am uncertain, though, on how to strike some of my objections if they are later addressed. If you want to transfer them to the article talk page (or would like me to do so), I'd be happy to respond there to any points you have about the other matters I raised. Carcharoth (talk) 06:30, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Yes - Let's continue there for the unresolved items; I'll copy them over. -- mav (reviews needed) 10:59, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
My 2 cents: Why not submit it for wp:GAN until all the fine details are solved? Nergaal (talk) 20:44, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
I did that. Freywa found nothing objectionable, so he decided to pass it as GA. The changes have been made to WP:ELEM/PTQ. Lanthanum-138 (talk) 13:49, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Sea of Japan East Sea naming convention[edit]

I am reviving a discussion on the naming usage of Sea of Japan and East Sea. See Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (Korean)/Disputed names. (Chunbum Park (talk) 06:22, 27 March 2011 (UTC))

Possibly unfree File:Mary and Philip medal.jpg[edit]

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Californium[edit]

So when's the next FAC for Cf coming up? (^_^) Lanthanum-138 (talk) 09:24, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

I've been busy lately with RL and will be going to a wedding today. Tomorrow looks good. --mav

Request for comment[edit]

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Main page appearance[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the main editors of this article know that it will be appearing as the main page featured article on May 28, 2011. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 28, 2011. If you think it is necessary to change the main date, you can request it with the featured article director Raul654 (talk · contribs) or at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions of the suggested formatting. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :D Thanks! Tbhotch & (ↄ), Problems with my English? 04:57, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Woo hoo!! This is great! —hike395 (talk) 05:55, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
Coolness. --mav

The Bugle: Issue LXIII, May 2011[edit]

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WP Elements in the Signpost[edit]

"WikiProject Report" would like to focus on WikiProject Elements for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Other editors will also have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. -Mabeenot (talk) 17:13, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for participating in the interview. The overwhelming response shows the excitement and dedication of the members at WikiProject Elements. I had to trim some of the interview to make it a little more manageable and to reduce redundancy. The responses to the first question and the "anything else" question were used in writing introductions for each member. I also cut an unneeded question. Please take a look at the revised interview to make sure I haven't inadvertently changed the tone or character of your response. Also check to make sure I've used the correct pronouns when referring to you. None of these changes are set in stone and we still have plenty of time until publication in which we can tweak things. Pictures and a sidebar will be added closer to the publication date. Cheers! -Mabeenot (talk) 01:52, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

FACs[edit]

Hey there! Fluorine FAC has just failed. A little sad, but that's not the point. I was about, this thing opens road to your californium FAC, keep it in mind. Have a better luck with it now! Thanks--R8R Gtrs (talk) 19:51, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Failed? That's too bad. I'll start a FAC for Cf. --mav (reviews needed) 23:16, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

meaowrrr![edit]

Hey, I meant it when I said Californium was nice. Was not trying to kiss up...or to soften a blow.

Of all my comments, the only one that I really feel hard core about wrt affecting a vote, would be getting the data in the infobox referenced (we just need to start doing that...other articles do, for instance biographies, species, etc.) That's core Wiki principle (and useful to the reader AS WELL as probably driving us to spot some errors--on F, this was the case).

All the rest of it is really stylistic input. Obviously, I sincerely meant all I said, as ways to recommend improving the article. Hopefully some was helpful insights. But use your judgment on what will make the article best for the reader.

Again, outstanding article...I really got a sense of the element's personality from reading the Wiki article. In a way, a bit similar to how Seaborg does in his book. Kudos. TCO (talk) 00:57, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Understood and thanks. :) My concern about refs in the table is the placement of the cites; having them right next to numeric data makes reading the table a bit harder than without them. I'll start to think about a way to make everybody happy. --mav
I feel ya. It is ugly to have number next to number. A ref column after might work nice, like with State reptile, because it will also drive a mindset of having to have the ref. Alternately, you can do rows underneath. Or even a final single row underneath at the very end with a "note" for referencing. Then, when you click on the note it gives you all the details of what citation refs what property. Sorta like the CRC has a discussion and list of refs after a table. No biggie. However you want to do it.TCO (talk) 02:38, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Your opinion would be appreciated[edit]

As a member of WikiProject Countries, I'm seeking your opinion on a possible issue identified at List of sovereign states. If you have some spare moments, please contribute a comment at the Discussion of criteria. Best regards, Nightw 06:04, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

reviews needed[edit]

1. This is sorta match-making (don't get the wrong idea though!), but I think it would be great if you could give a review for Manhattan Project, and the writer of that, gave a review for you. The topics have some relation to each other, so each of you might find it interesting.

2. How do I create a signature that has the "reviews needed" like yours does? Will you do it for me? Right now, I have a section on my page for reviews needed, but not sure if it is really pushing any traffic. I do sometimes start little kerfuffles on Wikipedia space talk pages...so if I could drive some traffic to needed content, it might make a little more value out of the chit chat strategizing.

TCO (talk) 18:22, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

fluorine protect[edit]

Hey, I don't want to over-react, but we had an IP (just one, just now) try to edit the article to debate fluorine for teeth (I hate it when the controversies stick their noses into our articles...glad there is no Middle East dynamic or British Isles naming issues). I think it's fine, now, would not bother protecting unless we get issues. Also, I may float the article past a couple of academics or industry experts. In which case, they may have some IP edits that are additive. So...kind of a wishy washy post, but might need admin protect in the future.TCO (talk) 18:50, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Anyone who loves cats is my kind of person. RogerRhotel1 (talk) 12:00, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Featured Article promotion[edit]

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Congratulations on the promotion of Californium to featured status! Thanks for all the work you do on Wikipedia. – Quadell (talk) 14:10, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks :) --mav

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Excellent work at Californium, and congratulations on its promotion to Featured Article quality! The referencing is meticulous, the writing is clear and concise throughout, and it's an educational and encyclopedic topic that adds obvious value to the project. Thank you for your continued quality contributions to Wikipedia. :) — Cirt (talk) 16:47, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! -- mav

The Bugle: Issue LXIV, June 2011[edit]

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Main page appearance (2)[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the main editors of this article know that it will be appearing as the main page featured article on July 21, 2011. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 21, 2011. If you think it is necessary to change the main date, you can request it with the featured article directors Raul654 (talk · contribs) or his delegate Dabomb87 (talk · contribs), or at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions of the suggested formatting. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :D Thanks! Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 15:12, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXV, July 2011[edit]

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Nomination of Genny Smith for deletion[edit]

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File:Relief map of Crater Lake area.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Mount Meager[edit]

I don't know if its of interest to you but I have been working on this page since August. It is one of the most complete Cascade volcano articles to date. Volcanoguy 08:42, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:Oxygen assessment[edit]

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Military Historian of the Year[edit]

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Proposal to shut down WP Geographic Coordinates & ban coordinates on wikipedia articles[edit]

This means you. --Tagishsimon (talk) 11:47, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

welcome back from wikibreak![edit]

Good to see you around again! —hike395 (talk) 01:39, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

It is good to be back, slowly but surely. :) --mav

Welcome back! I just wanted to confirm that this comment is in the section you intended it to be in, as to me the substance of the comment seems at odds with the section. If I'm wrong, please disregard this. Nikkimaria (talk) 04:32, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

RFC query[edit]

Mav, your comment at Wikipedia:Featured articles/2012 RfC on FA leadership is inconsistent with your !vote; could you read the RFC more carefully, since your !vote is unclear? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 05:18, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

I was about to point this out, but I see Sandy (and Nikki above) got there first. :-) Carcharoth (talk) 07:52, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
Fixed. --mav

Missed your message re reverts[edit]

Re [1] The ban is here [2]. Just because i'm not at your beckon call to answer in 5 min doesnt give you the right.

69.171.160.39 is not on the known sock list. I have every right to restore what looks like valid text that is removed w/o adequate explanation. --mav

Your comments are requested on the CHEMMOS[edit]

Hi. I've made a proposal to tighten up the WikiProject Chemistry Manual of Style a bit with regard to Accidents and Incidents as well as sources. You previously commented there, so I felt your comments would be most welcome this time around. USEPA James (talk) 17:51, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

fixing {{USGS}} and {{NPS}}[edit]

Hi, Mav! I saw your edits where you struggled with the limitations of {{USGS}} and {{NPS}}. It turns out that I have a fix --- check out the use of the source parameter at Template:USGS/testcases. I had forgotten to put an editrequest at that template --- if you copy Template:USGS/sandbox to Template:USGS, we can go live. I can also perform the analogous edit over at {{NPS}}. What do you think? —hike395 (talk) 17:05, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

So long as those templates can use archiveurl, then I'm OK with using them. Better still would be to have a note parameter on the standard cite templates; quotes really aren't a good place to have a PD notice. --mav
You can use archiveurl like so: {{USGS|source={{cite web|url=http://www.usgs.gov/foo.html|title=Old thing|archiveurl=http://webcitation.org/fetindeeyi|archivedate=2012-02-26}} }}. Hope this helps. —hike395 (talk) 10:32, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

NPOV re eruption end date of Lassen Peak[edit]

I've been trying to teach User:Noble fan about WP:NPOV and WP:RS at User talk:Noble fan#Mount Lassen eruption end date. I found that the sources do contradict one another, some say 1917 and other say 1921. To maintain NPOV, I removed mentions of the "1914 to 1921" period, and used "starting at 1914", instead. Also cited to Volcanoworld to maintain balance. —hike395 (talk) 14:42, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Roentgenium[edit]

Hi there, as you seem to know a lot about elements of the periodic table, could you please clarify something for me. The first sentence of the article Roentgenium reads:

Roentgenium is a synthetic radioactive chemical element with the symbol Rg and atomic number 111.

I don't know much about it, though I was pretty certain that a previous name for it was unununium. Should the first sentence be the below?

Roentgenium, formerly called unununium, is a synthetic radioactive chemical element with the symbol Rg and atomic number 111.

JZCL 16:55, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Unununium was just a placeholder name so it doesn't really matter either way. --mav

IP editor at Boron and Allotropes of boron[edit]

Hello Mav. I noticed your warning to the IP at Talk:Boron, so you may be interested in my note at User talk:Materialscientist#IP edit warring at Boron and Allotropes of boron. I did the semiprotection of Boron but feel that some discussion with other admins is needed before going too far forward. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 20:45, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Science collaboration of the month[edit]

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Privacy protection[edit]

Dear Mav,

Some time ago I entered Wikipedia using my own name, which was a mistake. Now, due to the continuing smear campaign by the user Materialscientist, I want to completely withdraw from Wikipedia both my account an any mentions of my former relations to it. Now I know the identity of the user Materialscientist, and have proofs that he does not act as an impartial editor, but instead is involved in a conflict of interest with my group. Moreover, he uses every opportunity to attack my real name (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Boron#User_should_not_be_deleting_the_useful_references_from_Wikipedia). Personal attacks are unacceptable. In the above link, he explicitly lies about the content of my recent article, which other users found useful and wanted to cite, and turns it against me. You can read that article, and see for yourself where the truth is. I would like to ask you to take actions to protect my privacy, by unlinking my Wikipedia name ("luebuwei") from my real name ("aoganov") and forbidding user Materialscientist to discuss me on Wikipedia. Also, if all mentions of my name on the above talk-page could be removed, I would appreciate that a lot. Thank you for your understanding!

P.S. I don't want to discuss the identity of Materialscientist on public pages, but will be able to discuss it and the facts I have by email. P.P.S. Concerning my account on Wikipedia, I don't have time to contribute to WP and did not write anything for a long time. I doubt that I will have more time for it in the future, and I certainly cannot spend time to read the rules and procedures of Wikipedia, which seem to be essential for avoiding trouble. As you can understand, experiences such as this one, are also discouraging. It would appreciate if you could delete my account. ~~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Luebuwei (talkcontribs) 00:08, 9 April 2012 (UTC) P.P.P.S. After I left this note, I saw on your page a link to another attack on me from Materialscientist - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Materialscientist#IP_edit_warring_at_Boron_and_Allotropes_of_boron.~~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Luebuwei (talkcontribs) 00:13, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

See WP:RENAME, WP:RFO & Special:EmailUser/Oversight --mav

Wikipedia Stories Project[edit]

Hi!

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Rob Lanphier suggested that I speak with you. You have been editing for quite a while!

I'd very much like the opportunity to interview you to tell your story, with the possibility of using it in our materials, on our community websites, or as part of this year’s fundraiser to encourage others to support Wikipedia. Please let me know if you're inclined to take part in the Wikipedia Stories Project.

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Science lovers wanted![edit]

Science lovers wanted!
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Hi! I'm serving as the wikipedian-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution Archives until June! One of my goals as resident, is to work with Wikipedians and staff to improve content on Wikipedia about people who have collections held in the Archives - most of these are scientists who held roles within the Smithsonian and/or federal government. I thought you might like to participate since you are interested in the sciences! Sign up to participate here and dive into articles needing expansion and creation on our to-do list. Feel free to make a request for images or materials at the request page, and of course, if you share your successes at the outcomes page you will receive the SIA barnstar! Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to your participation! Sarah (talk) 20:08, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Homeodomain fold [edit]

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Grand Teton National Park[edit]

Mav...I know you wanted to see Grand Teton NP make it to featured status...I've been plugging away at it for a year now and I think it's close...so its at peer review today here...your feedback would be appreciated if you have time and interest. It's pretty long but not sure I want to trim it...I also wrote over 100 supporting stubs on mountains, lakes and trails.MONGO 16:10, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Interest, yes, time not until after finals in a week. --mav

Jänisjärvi or Yanisyarvi[edit]

Hi, Ultrix(?) Please, look at my comment here. --WPK (talk) 19:46, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Mt Tenabo NV-750px.JPG[edit]

Mav,

I was exploring historic Cortez near the incredible new Cortez Gold Mine at the base of Mt Tenabo in northern Nevada yesterday. When I got home I checked Wikipedia for info on that area. In looking at the subject .jpg on the page, I noticed that Mount Tenabo was identified as the tall mountain visible from Battle Mountain in the picture. I believe that the peak in the photo is Mt Lewis in the Shoshone Range, south east of Battle Mountain rather than Mt Tenabo and the Cortez Mountains further south and east.

Regards,

Dustyranger (talk) 06:13, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

You are correct. I moved the image and removed it from the article. Thank you. --mav

WP Geology in the Signpost[edit]

Mav, I notice that you have contributed to quite a few of the featured articles in WikiProject Geology. It might be interesting to have your viewpoint in the Signpost interview below. RockMagnetist (talk) 05:48, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Geology for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. -Mabeenot (talk) 22:42, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Mav...it was very kind of you to mention my work on Yellowstone National Park there...I concur with your sentiments on FA level articles...though I agree that FA level work should be exceptional, it has become much more laborous than it used ot be. The grand Teton National Park effort on my part has been ongoing off and on for over a year now and I created over 100 supporting stubs on the mountains, lakes and trails there...not counting your geology article on the park and historical strutures done by editors like User:Acroterion...I still have about 20 stubs more to do before the park features and locations will be (almost) completely covered! I think in about 2 weeks I'll be forwarding the Grand Teton NP article to FAC....that's when the real fun begins!--MONGO 04:05, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Grand Teton National Park[edit]

Hi Mav...Grand Teton NP is now at FAC...I want to thank you for your assistance at Peer Review and hope you'll want to follow the FAC discussion at this link...thank you again! --MONGO 14:13, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi Mav...thank you for your suggestions and support to the Grand Teton National Park article..it is now featured!--MONGO 01:16, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations! -- mav

Nomination of Troposhere for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Troposhere is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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Berkelium[edit]

How is it? Is it FA-ready yet? Double sharp (talk) 11:28, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

GA 1D[edit]

I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I have nominated the One Direction main article for GA, although no one has started reviewing, I was wondering if you think the article is ready and could you some pointers for improvement. The article currently has more views then every article i checked which includes Justin Bieber,United States, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, The Beatles for example, so I guess its kind of important. Advice would really be appreciated AdabowtheSecond (talk) 20:51, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Commons:File:Yosemite Valley evolution-4.jpg[edit]

Re: Commons:File:Yosemite Valley evolution-4.jpg. I know this has been here more or less forever, but it looks very washed out. Did this come from a print source? If so, is there any chance of a better scan? Thanks in advance for any help. - Jmabel | Talk 15:37, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Periodic table[edit]

Hey, if you have some time, could you please participate in the periodic table PR? Your experience with elements and writing FAs would be incredibly helpful. StringTheory11 00:33, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Credo Reference Update & Survey (your opinion requested)[edit]

Credo Reference, who generously donated 400 free Credo 250 research accounts to Wikipedia editors over the past two years, has offered to expand the program to include 100 additional reference resources. Credo wants Wikipedia editors to select which resources they want most. So, we put together a quick survey to do that:

It also asks some basic questions about what you like about the Credo program and what you might want to improve.

At this time only the initial 400 editors have accounts, but even if you do not have an account, you still might want to weigh in on which resources would be most valuable for the community (for example, through WikiProject Resource Exchange).

Also, if you have an account but no longer want to use it, please leave me a note so another editor can take your spot.

If you have any other questions or comments, drop by my talk page or email me at wikiocaasi@yahoo.com. Cheers! Ocaasi t | c 17:24, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Bollywood/Actors/Male/Amitabh Bachchan[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Bollywood/Actors/Male/Amitabh Bachchan[edit]

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Tito[edit]

You may want to see Talk:Tito. --Joy [shallot] (talk) 18:41, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Soon[edit]

Coming soon, remember? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:43, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Cool. Thank you for the heads-up! I'll have to do some clean-up. --mav

Military history coordinator election[edit]

The Military history WikiProject has started its 2012 project coordinator election process, where we will select a team of coordinators to organize the project over the coming year. If you would like to be considered as a candidate, please submit your nomination by 14 September. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the current coordinators on their talk page. This message was delivered here because you are a member of the Military history WikiProject. – Military history coordinators (about the projectwhat coordinators do) 09:29, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Question re: Grand Canyon geology[edit]

See Talk:Geology_of_the_Grand_Canyon_area#Volcanic_activity_dams_the_new_canyon, it seems an edit you made 3 years ago may need clarification/verification. The volcanic dam heights and overtopping times seem out o kilter. I don't have access to the book you used as a ref and was wondering if you could check it out and clarify. Vsmith (talk) 00:56, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg old rock
Thank you for sharing for more than a decade your knowledge in quality articles, on minerals such as Beryllium and Californium, and on their monumental natural appearance such as Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (3 April 2010)! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:54, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Gee, thanks. I feel like a fossil! :) --mav

A year ago, you were the 249th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:48, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Ten Year Society[edit]

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Hi Mav,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Ten Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikipedia project for ten years or more.

Best regards, Eclecticology (talk) 21:07, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Scribes (software)[edit]

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Orphaned non-free media (File:Porky Pig1.jpg)[edit]

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Thorium[edit]

Are you still working on Th? Double sharp (talk) 12:40, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Not at the moment, but I plan to get back into that once the semester is over. --mav

A volcano for you![edit]

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I was performing some cleanup at Commons when I realized how many of the WP images of the Eastern Sierra that I consider iconic came from your 2003 and 2009 visits. Come by again some time! —hike395 (talk) 16:58, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
Cool, thanks. And I plan to! --mav

Happy holidays![edit]

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From the frozen wasteland of Nebraska, USA! MONGO 12:15, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Science collaboration of the month[edit]

From: Northamerica1000(talk) 14:43, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Ten Year Society[edit]

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Dear Mav,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Ten Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikipedia project for ten years or more.

Best regards, — Hex (❝?!❞) 20:08, 17 January 2013 (UTC).

A long long time ago...[edit]

... you were making a prediction; now I have 1,000,000 reasons to admit you were right, and it's time to thank you once again :-D --g (talk) 10:05, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

A blast from the past! Good to see your effort paid off. --mav (reviews needed) 02:06, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Article deletion[edit]

Bro, would you please take a look on the deletion discussion of the article 2013 Bangladesh riot. I think the article has to be kept. It will be nice if you help to sort it out. --Rossi101 (talk) 13:04, 3 March 2013 (UTC)Rossi101

Mono Lake[edit]

Hi, I think I asked you a question or two about pictures of Mono Lake you took in 2009. Now I'd like to point you to de:Mono Lake, the German language article I improved over quite some time. It became "exzellent" (~featured) recently and some of your pictures might have helped. Even if you don't speak any German, you might want to take a look. Maybe you can get an idea you can use here too. And I'd like to point you to de:Mount St. Helens, another German language article mostly written by me and awarded as "lesenswert" (~good). You might check the chapter on "Regeneration von Flora und Fauna" (I guess you get that even if you don't speak the language) as this topic is sadly missing in the articles here, despite being the most fascinating aspect of the mountain in my view. Again thanks for your pictures of Mono Lake. rgds --h-stt !? 14:43, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Good points - thanks! --mav

Hill 700 at Bougainville Island[edit]

I removed an edit you made nearly ten years ago in the March section of the 1943 article and the copy someone made to the March, 1943 article. The attack could not have happened on that date, since the campaign did not begin until November, 1943. Unfortunately, I don't know the correct date, so I was unable to move the edit to its proper place. If the subject still interests you, you may wish to do so. The full text was, "American forces were attacked by Japanese troops on Hill 700 at Bougainville Island, in a battle that lasted 5 days." Robert A.West (Talk) 13:08, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Public relations preparations for 2003 invasion of Iraq for deletion[edit]

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SYNC by User:Jdzarlino started at 17:45, 5 October 2007[edit]

Dear Deb Talk. How do I go about fixing the work my husband started in 2007? Your reason for deleting the page is confusing. SYNC is a project that my husband tried to explain to the world using your pages. Please advise. SYNC is now being sold via other brand names using different trade name. Blue and Me for GM etc... Please advise. I would also like to know how to have his name tag but back in service. brending is my husbands invention and rippln is a new api that will change how the internet works with respect to revenue brending.

http://brendingrippln.blogspot.com Brendingrippln (Talk) 04:33, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

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Himalayan (guinea pig)[edit]

Hello, I have been asking lots of people to add lots of information and pictures onto my Himalayan (guinea pig) article. I was wondering if you could add lots of information and pictures as I would really like to know about them. Thank you Lusa bear (talk) 17:59, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Mail[edit]

I've sent you one. I've also fixed up your talk page; somebody forgot to close a ref tag. Graham87 11:42, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

I've just imported the old edits to your user page per your reply to my email. Enjoy! Graham87 08:22, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

Help on the Fields of the Nephilim page[edit]

Hello! Sorry to bother you friendly admin, but a few years back you edited the Fields of the Nephilim page, and I was looking for help with a problem. Seems an IP is eager to revert, revert, revert, but hasn't yet realized there's a talk page or an edit description line (Talk:Fields_of_the_Nephilim#Edits_reverts). It's getting to the point of vandalism, and while I'd rather end the edit war before it gets worse, I'm not really sure how to handle it from here :( TheFlowerpotMen (talk) 10:02, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

File:Mazama collapse phase 3.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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File:Mazama collapse phase 4.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your extensive original edits on the Main Page however many years ago. Then again, you're an administrator, so I suppose it was just your job. --Matthew (talk) 15:24, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

The galleria[edit]

Hi,

thank you for helping to keep wiki clean but please stop deleting the page. i am adding information but my connection here is really bad so im having to save each time before i finish.

T — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tobias mills (talkcontribs) 17:57, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Half Million Award[edit]

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For your contributions to bring Yellowstone National Park (estimated annual readership: 931,000) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Half Million Award. Congratulations, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! -- Khazar2 (talk) 13:26, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

The Million Award is a new initiative to recognize the editors of Wikipedia's most-read content; you can read more about the award and its possible tiers (Quarter Million Award, Half Million Award, and Million Award) at Wikipedia:Million Award. You're also welcome to display this userbox:

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Cheers and all best, Khazar2 (talk) 21:19, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Remember Cf[edit]

Hi. Please review and fix "Fluorine". If it's too long, just hit sections.-TCO — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.127.137.171 (talk) 14:17, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries 2013[edit]

You're invited! Please sign up at Wikipedia:Meetup/Atlanta/Atlanta 7. To get regular alerts regarding Atlanta meetups, please add your name to this page. Ganeshk (talk) 02:05, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013

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by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs)

Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Off to a roaring start this fall in the United States: 29 events are planned or have been hosted.

New subscription donations: Cochrane round 2; HighBeam round 8; Questia round 4... Can we partner with NY Times and Lexis-Nexis??

New ideas: OCLC innovations in the works; VisualEditor Reference Dialog Workshop; a photo contest idea emerges

News from the library world: Wikipedian joins the National Archives full time; the Getty Museum releases 4,500 images; CERN goes CC-BY

Announcing WikiProject Open: WikiProject Open kicked off in October, with several brainstorming and co-working sessions

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The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 15:43, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Just to let you know -- Missing Wikipedians[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians. XOttawahitech (talk) 20:31, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Don't bite the newbies listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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As creator of the Propellant article[edit]

You may be interested in a proposal to include that article among the 1,000 Wikipedia:Vital articles. The discussion is here. Thewellman (talk) 04:36, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Ten Year Society[edit]

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Dear Mav,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Ten Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikipedia project for ten years or more. Since you are the first who wrote on my talk page 30 September 2002 I want to invite you to the Ten Year Society.

Best regards, Dan Koehl (talk) 18:22, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Elements[edit]

You founded the project WikiProject Elements and now the newbies need a little bit of cooling before they hit each other with the shovel in the sandbox.--Stone (talk) 13:49, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Hope they get this managed.--Stone (talk)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

I doubt many currently active editors remember all you did to set the ground work for this website when it was just getting underway, nor all the fine featured articles, policy developments and other outstanding contributions...but I do and just want to say thanks. Take care.--MONGO 04:18, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much for starting WP:ELEM, which will not be forgotten. You had said earlier that you wanted to get thorium to FA: I think I can do that for you. Best of luck in all your future endeavours. Double sharp (talk) 04:39, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words. I have learned so much editing and writing for Wikipedia and had a lot of fun along the way, but I've had increasingly less time for Wikipedia over the last several years. Instead, I've been focusing my free time doing mapping for the Georgia State Defense Force (a volunteer part of the Georgia Department of Defense (GADOD), and updating OpenStreetMap.org using GPS traces I create during hikes and mountain bike rides, which feeds back into the mapping. If I had time, I would also be editing Wikipedia at least about the parks I'm GPSing in and articles related to the GADOD. --mav (reviews needed) 16:44, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi again. I did a first rewrite of thorium for you, given that you implied you wouldn't have time to bring it to FA in the forseeable future (if I'm wrong about that, my sincerest apologies!) I think it is now GA-ready. FA will come later. Double sharp (talk) 13:39, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Wow! The article looks really good now. When I have time, I'll give it a better read. --mav
Thank you! I would love to read your comments once you give it a better read. :-) Double sharp (talk) 13:19, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

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old rock
Thank you for sharing for more than a decade your knowledge in quality articles, on minerals such as Beryllium and Californium, and on their monumental natural appearance such as Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (3 April 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:54, 18 September 2012 (UTC)!

A year ago, you were the 249th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:27, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Four years ago, you were recipient no. 249 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:49, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for what you did for Oxygen! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:03, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

... and for today's Thorium, the "unsung natural radioactive metal (uranium gets all the press)"! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:23, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

Six years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:26, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 22:15, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Important Data lost because of sudden crash[edit]

When the exact words from the writer cannot be re-written as he is expressing his life in writing because the computer suddenly crashes and Wikipedia doesn't have the documents. So do I press [enter] for each word I wanted to write. Totally not familiar with DOS or others except Microsoft word doc — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dreamity6 (talkcontribs) 13:48, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:RFC boilerplate 1[edit]

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Missing[edit]

You are now listed as missing. Should you ever return or choose not to be listed, fell free to remove your name. Chris Troutman (talk) 22:49, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Just in case you get notified by email if someone posts to your talk page, there is a featured article review for Plutonium at Wikipedia:Featured article review/Plutonium/archive1. Best wishes, DrKiernan (talk) 13:12, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

History of the Grand Canyon area[edit]

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Nomination of Views on the 2003 invasion of Iraq for deletion[edit]

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Geology of the Capitol Reef area FAR[edit]

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Other government types listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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A kitten for you![edit]

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why not?

JerrySa1 (talk) 18:46, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Nice contribution , pal! AwesomeFrank (talk) 05:13, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Patty Hearst.jpg[edit]

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Harry S Truman listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Just to let you know[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians, again. Ottawahitech (talk) 22:35, 3 January 2016 (UTC)please ping me

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

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Proposed deletion of Designated agent[edit]

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The article Designated agent has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The coverage (references, external links, etc.) does not seem sufficient to justify this article passing Wikipedia:General notability guideline requirement. If you disagree and deprod this, please explain how it meets them on the talk page in the form of "This article meets criteria A and B because..." and ping me back. Thank you,

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

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Speedy deletion nomination of King of England[edit]

Hello Mav,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged King of England for deletion, because it seems to be vandalism or a hoax.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Mduvekot (talk) 14:35, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

Barabic /blanguage listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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WikiProject Genealogy - newsletter No.1[edit]

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Progress report:

Since the Projects very first edit 9 december 2002 by User:Dan Koehl, which eventually became the WikiProject Genealogy, different templates were developed, and the portal Portal:Genealogy was founded by User:Michael A. White in 2008. Over the years a number of articles has been written, with more or less association to genealogy. And, very exciting, there is a proposal made on Meta by User:Another Believer to found a new Wikimedia Genealogy Project, read more at Meta; Wikimedia genealogy project where you also can support the creation with your vote, in case you havnt done so already.

Future:

The future of the Genealogy project on the English Wikipedia, and a potential creation of a new Wikimedia Genealogy Project, is something where you can make a an input.

You can

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Terrorist incidents listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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WikiProject Genealogy - newsletter No.2[edit]

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Progress report:

In order to improve communication between genealogy interested wikipedians, as well talking in chat mode about the potential new wiki, a new irc channel has been setup, and you are welcome to visit and try it out at: #wikimedia-genealogyconnect

(In case you are not familiar with IRC, or would prefer some info and intro, please see Wikipedias IRC tutorial)

At m:Talk:Wikimedia_genealogy_project#Wikimedia_user_group is discussed the possibility of creating a genealogy-related Wikimedia user group: please submit comments and suggestions, and whether you would like to be a member in such a group. Prime goal for the group is the creation of a new, free, genealogy wiki, but there is also a discussion weather we should propose a new project or support the adoption of an existing project?

Read more at Meta; Wikimedia genealogy project where you also can support the creation with your vote, in case you haven't done so already.

Future:

The future of the Genealogy project, and creation of a new Wikimedia Genealogy Project, is something where you can make a an input.

You can

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Genealogy project need your vote for creation of an email list[edit]

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Request:

In order to improve communication between genealogy interested wikipedians, as well as taking new, important steps towards a creation of a new project site, we need to make communication between the users easier and more effective.

At Mail list on meta is discussed the possibility of creating a genealogy-related Wikimedia email list. In order to request the creation of such a list, we need your voice and your vote.

In order to create a new list, we need to put a request it in Phabricator, and add a link to reasoning/explanation of purpose, and link to community consensus. Therefore we need your vote for this now, so we can request the creation of the mail list.

Read more about this email list at Meta; Wikimedia genealogy project mail list where you can support the creation of the mail list with your vote, in case you haven't done so already.

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WikiProject Genealogy - newsletter No.4: Mail list created![edit]

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Mail list is created:

The project email list is now created and ready to use!

Please feel free to subscribe at https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-genealogy

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Vietnamwar listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Mary II of the United Kingdom listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Cold War:Part 3 listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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User group for Military Historians[edit]

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"Military history" is one of the most important subjects when speak of sum of all human knowledge. To support contributors interested in the area over various language Wikipedias, we intend to form a user group. It also provides a platform to share the best practices between military historians, and various military related projects on Wikipedias. An initial discussion was has been done between the coordinators and members of WikiProject Military History on English Wikipedia. Now this discussion has been taken to Meta-Wiki. Contributors intrested in the area of military history are requested to share their feedback and give suggestions at Talk:Discussion to incubate a user group for Wikipedia Military Historians.

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WikiProject Genealogy - newsletter No.5 -2017[edit]

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A demo wiki is up and running!

Dear members of WikiProject Genealogy, this will be the last newsletter for 2017, but maybe the most important one!

You can already now try out the demo for a genealogy wiki at https://tools.wmflabs.org/genealogy/wiki/Main_Page and try out the functions. You will find parts of the 18th Pharao dynasty and other records submitted by the 7 first users, and it would be great if you would add some records.

And with those great news we want to wish you a creative New Year 2018!


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BusinessAndEconomics listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Nomination of BATMAN for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article BATMAN is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/BATMAN until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Fbergo (talk) 06:10, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Your contributed article, BATMAN[edit]

If this is the first article that you have created, you may want to read the guide to writing your first article.

You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

Hello, I noticed that you recently created a new page, BATMAN. First, thank you for your contribution; Wikipedia relies solely on the efforts of volunteers such as you. Unfortunately, the page you created covers a topic on which we already have a page – Batman (disambiguation). Because of the duplication, your article has been tagged for speedy deletion. Please note that this is not a comment on you personally and we hope you will continue helping to improve Wikipedia. If the topic of the article you created is one that interests you, then perhaps you would like to help out at Batman (disambiguation). If you have new information to add, you might want to discuss it at the article's talk page.

If you think the article you created should remain separate, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator, or if you have already done so, you can place a request here. Additionally if you would like to have someone review articles you create before they go live so they are not nominated for deletion shortly after you post them, allow me to suggest the article creation process and using our search feature to find related information we already have in the encyclopedia. Try not to be discouraged. Wikipedia looks forward to your future contributions. Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 18:14, 31 July 2018 (UTC)