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Your GA nomination of Heathenry (new religious movement)[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Tintin and Alph-Art[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Tintin and the Picaros[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Brian Williamson[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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Hello, Midnightblueowl. You have new messages at Template:Did you know nominations/Tintin and Alph-Art.
Message added 07:44, 10 January 2016 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

North America1000 07:44, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Tintin and Alph-Art[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Angela Lansbury[edit]

Hey there, Midnightblueowl. Been a while. How's everything with you? :-) I happened to notice that you nominated Lansbury for GA. I would very much like to review the article if it's alright. Watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks a week ago. You were right, she was fabulous in it. Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Speak 2 me 04:44, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello Ssven, yes if you would like to review it then I would be more than happy for you to do so. All the best for now! Midnightblueowl (talk) 11:07, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I've read until Mame and theatrical stardom (not including). Found little to say there. Will look at the rest tomorrow. Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Speak 2 me 11:59, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Angela Lansbury[edit]

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Hi not sure where the best place for this is. Angela Lansbury holds citizenship of 3 different countries. British, Irish and US.

She acquired both British and Irish citizenship at birth. She has held an Irish passport which is clearly a positive act identifying her as Irish. She has lived in Ireland for several years. Additionally she has lived in the US and acquired US citizenship. Thus she holds 3 citizenship from countries. If she is to be described as British American in the intro she could/should equally be described as British / Irish /American. I have edited the page in the past to reflect this but you have repeated undone my edits. What is your problem with my edit?

@Kevinc565:If you would like to make a contentious edit to the lede section then I would suggest that you open up the issue to wider discussion through an RfC over at the article's talk page rather than unilaterally changing it yourself. I personally don't take massive issue with your suggested alteration but given that you are trying to bring about a change to something that has proven contentious in the past then you must ensure that you have a consensus behind you before doing so. That's just the way that Wikipedia works. (Also, try to remember to sign your name to your comments, so that we all know who is talking!) Best, Midnightblueowl (talk) 22:20, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of James Murrell[edit]

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Your GA nomination of James Murrell[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Angela Lansbury[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your contribution in bringing Angela Lansbury to GA status. Congratulations and keep it up. Yours friendly, Pavanjandhyala (talk) 12:26, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
Many thanks, Pavanjandhyala! Midnightblueowl (talk) 11:11, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
You're welcome. All the best for your future endeavours. Pavanjandhyala (talk) 15:38, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Stalking[edit]

[Note to any readers: For any uninvolved observers, the exchange below began on 4 February 2016 when I realised that the West Wycombe Park article, which has remained FA rated since 2006, did not meet the FA criteria given that it contained vast amounts of un-cited material. I raised the issue at the article's Talk Page, where Giano, who was the original FA nominator, expressed disagreement with my perspective, and decided to be rather impolite and facetious in their comments rather than actually constructively responding to my concerns. Their condescending attitude (exhibited here, here, here, and here) was totally unwarranted and was in clear breach of WP:Civility. I soon after initiated a Featured Article Review (FAR) of West Wycombe Park, although the latter was (understandably) dismissed by other editors for being too hasty; by policy I should have discussed the issue at the talk page for a longer period of time before going to FAR. I subsequently noticed that two other articles recently edited by Giano (Buckingham Palace and Louis d'Oger, Marquis de Cavoye) also contained uncited text, and added "citation needed" tags onto them at the appropriate point. Giano responded by starting the conversation that one can find below. Midnightblueowl (talk) 21:50, 7 February 2016 (UTC) ]

At least stalking my edits in order to add silly citation tags should keep you out of mischief for a while, but it is making you look rather silly. Giano (talk) 13:56, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Oh but how can I help myself, Giano, when the temptation to stalk you is overwhelming me! Seriously, do you get some sort of pleasure out of being rude and uncivil to other editors? Does it make you feel good about yourself? Does it improve your day? Citation needed tags belong on uncited material in articles, it's as simple as that. I wouldn't be able to get an article through GAN or FAC with large chunks of uncited material in the prose, so why do you expect yourself to get a free pass on this issue? Because you're a self-professed expert on architecture and everyone should take your word that everything you write is the undisputed gospel truth? (Don't worry, I don't seriously expect to receive an answer to any of these questions). Frankly, I've never been unreasonable to you so I have no idea why you choose to act in such a manner toward me. Midnightblueowl (talk) 14:09, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
because you are clearly trawling my edits, and simultaneously amusing a great many people. Grow up and find another interest other than me. Giano (talk) 14:33, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes, yesterday I had a fairly brief trawl through some of your recent edits, I admit it. Having seen your work on West Wycombe Park I had become well aware that not only do you tend to add large chunks of information without citations to articles, but that you also seem to see no problem with doing so, even when the issues that this raises are (politely and cordially) pointed out to you. Instead you start throwing ad hominem insults around without addressing the original concern. Accordingly I decided to take a quick look at some of your other contributions (a grand total of two, I believe); when I saw that they too often included chunks of un-cited prose, I slapped a "citation needed" tag onto those sections. (But don't worry, you are not alone in being my victim here, for I actually have the alarming and monstrous habit of adding "citation needed" tags to un-cited prose whenever I see it, at any point in Wikipedia! What a fiend I must be.) Maybe I should indeed "grow up". Or maybe – just maybe – you should stop calling the kettle black. Midnightblueowl (talk) 14:46, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
  • 1; 2; 3;4; 5; 6; 7; 8 (you are edit conflicting me in some of those edits), but by then you had already expanded your search: 9. Please do not play little Miss innocent with me; I have been writing here for a great any years, and no one has ever yet proven that I make things up. I have seen you about over the last few years, you like trouble! I don't, but if it comes knocking on my door, I meet it head on. Now you have two choices, stay away from me, or go wringing you innocent little hands on some notice board or other Giano (talk) 20:18, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
Oh for Heaven's sake, you don't actually pay attention to anything that I write, do you? I certainly don't deny having put "citation needed" tags in some of the articles that you have worked on, and never have denied doing such a thing. Rather, I openly admit to doing so; thus, I haven't the foggiest what point you are trying to illustrate by showing me these links? Moreover, I have never, ever accused you of "making things up" so don't claim that I have. I merely pointed out that an article lacking in-line citations can lead to a reader suspecting that the information contained in it might be original research (a perfectly reasonable thing to point out, no?) and that accordingly it is much better if we do have inline citations in our articles here at Wikipedia. And "I like trouble" do I? Well, truthfully no I don't and have no idea how you have come to that impression of me. Perhaps it's because I speak up to impolite, uncivil entities such as yourself and actually spend a great deal of time improving the encyclopaedia with well-sourced content rather than repeatedly picking fights with other editors over the most trivial of issues. You're a very odd character, I must say. I wonder if you are so damnably unpleasant 'in real life' or whether this is just part of your online persona? Midnightblueowl (talk) 20:37, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
I'm not unpleasant at all, just rather perceptive. I have encountered your sort before. You like to swoop down on pages other people have mostly written and then nominate them for something-or-other and pretend they are all your own work (pour example). One only has to look at the revision history statistics of some of the pages you so boastfully promote on your user page - remember you enticed me, yesterday, to look at your user page - mistake, big mistake! Now go and find something useful to do. Giano (talk) 20:46, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
"Boastfully promote on your user page"? Yes, I like to have a neat, ordered, and well presented record of all of my work and awards on my user page, as much for my own reference as anyone else's. Doing so makes accessing my regularly used articles easier. Furthermore, seeing them lined up in this manner does indeed give me a sense of satisfaction and achievement. Some might see it as boastful; if that's their opinion then so be it. But I don't see it that way. I honestly don't. Moreover, given your decision to criticise me for "boastfully" referring to my contributions on my own talk page, I would like to point out that you yourself link to all of your awards and significant contributions on your own user page; is it really that different from my own approach? I don't think so. This is just yet more of the pot calling the kettle black.
"You like to swoop down on pages other people have mostly written and then nominate them for something-or-other and pretend they are all your own work." No, no I do not. That is a lie, an untruth. "One only has to look at the revision history statistics of some of the pages you so boastfully promote on your user page..." Fine, be my guest. If you actually do so and take the time to look at them you will soon find that your accusation is totally and utterly baseless. You quite clearly haven't looked at them at all; you've merely made an assumption about me without fact checking anything (just like when you referred to me as a "he" without bothering to check my gender...). Which raises the question, why are you making baseless accusations against me? Do you enjoy doing so? Does it give you pleasure? For someone who claims to be "not unpleasant at all" you sure seem to be doing everything possible to give the opposite impression.
In trying to evidence your malicious accusations you cite one just example, that of the Mick Aston article, where I briefly clashed swords with two of your Wiki-chums last year (no doubt that it is because of that instance that you know of me). However, this article too does not support your statement that I hijack the work of others to claim it as my own; rather it exposes it as the poppycock that it is. Contrary to your accusation, the Mick Aston article, as it stands, consists primarily of my own work. Check the user stats. Check the past 500 edits in the page history. I'm not lying. I'd been working on the article in concentrated bursts since 2011 until its GAN in 2015. The vast majority of prose was written by me; the majority of references were added by me; the article structure was shaped by me. Is it such a surprise therefore that I was the one who took it upon herself to (successfully) nominate it as a GA? Where's this evidence of (alleged) hijacking? Oh, it doesn't exist... As for the argument that I had on the Mick Aston talk page with your two pals, I was initially in the wrong, because my wording inadvertently belittled their contributions to the article's formatting. I was wrong to do that; hands up - I'm guilty! And I immediately apologised to them (even if they then decided to follow up with a long line of insults and erroneous accusations that just went into total over-kill and reflected a severe lack of civility on their part). Moreover, the Mick Aston situation was a lone example in which I unintentionally cocked up and offended some of my fellow editors, at which they overreacted. There is no other comparable incident in my editing history (at least in the past five years or so, I can't remember beyond that) so you are wrong to generalise from this incident and assume that it is my normal approach to editing Wikipedia. I avoid confrontation unless it is forced upon me, as it was in that instance, and as it is here, by editors that appear to enjoy a fight.
Seriously Giano, this image that you appear to have of me isn't correct. I don't go around nominating articles for GA/FA unless I have been the primary or in some cases secondary contributor to them. I just don't. I work hard to produce readable, well-cited articles, and then I nominate them for GA and then (in some cases) FA status. In that respect I'm not unlike you, the only difference being that I don't launch ad hominem attacks, mock, and belittle fellow Wikipedians - instead I try and keep everything civil wherever possible. I try to be nice, to behave cordially and with respect for others. Why you decided to be rude and obnoxious from the first instant of our encounter I have no idea; why you insist on continuing to just insult me and lie about me boggles me just as much. "I'm not unpleasant" indeed. Midnightblueowl (talk) 21:03, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Image of Sani Abacha[edit]

Good afternoon, recently I did some edits at Igbo Wikipedia. The stubb about ig:Sani Abacha would look better with a foto in it. There is one on the english version and, if I understood well, you are the holder of the rights. Is there a posibility to use the foto on other wiki's? Greetings from --Tschips (talk) 14:01, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Hello Tschips and thanks for contacting me. Unfortunately no, I do not own the rights to the image, but merely uploaded a (copyrighted) image of Sani Abacha to Wikipedia using a "non-free media rationale" which allows us to use copyrighted images in certain circumstances (the English language article on him had lacked an image up till that point). You could probably do the same thing for the Igbo Wikipedia, although I am unsure of what a non-free media rationale is called in that language. Sorry that I couldn't be of more help. All the best, Midnightblueowl (talk) 10:55, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Hey Midnightblueowl, good morning![edit]

Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg Thank you for your message. I will see what's possible... :-) Greetings from Tschips Tschips (talk) 11:36, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Tschips! All the best, Midnightblueowl (talk) 11:40, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Order of Nine Angles[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Leslie Grinsell[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Leslie Grinsell[edit]

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Bahar Mustafa race row incident[edit]

Hi Midnightblueowl, Just a wee note to let you know that I've removed some of the material re-added to Bahar Mustafa race row incident. While I would normally agree with & appreciate the BRD process that was followed, the initial removals of this particular material were performed under WP:BLP@WP:BLPCRIME; which requires that we move straight to the "discuss" phase and obtain consensus that the information complies with the BLP policy before re-adding. Hope this explains the removal. - Ryk72 'c.s.n.s.' 11:53, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your message, Ryk72. I shall open up a talk page discussion on this issue. All the best, Midnightblueowl (talk) 11:55, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Mari Lwyd[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Mari Lwyd[edit]

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/March 25, 2016[edit]

Hi MBO, this one was just scheduled for later this month. Quick question: the source for the Paris film festival doesn't give the name of the festival awards. Google Translate (on fr:Chéries-Chéris) gives a name of "Paris Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Awards 2010", and the awards won were the Grand Prize and the acting awards; do you have a source that gives a better name, or should I run with that? - Dank (push to talk) 00:26, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Hello Dank, yes I'm happy with you to run with that. Best, Midnightblueowl (talk) 11:24, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
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Precious again, your Uncle David, an "experimental independent film produced in Britain in 2010, engaging with LGBT themes"!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:36, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

Many thanks Gerda Arendt. Midnightblueowl (talk) 15:01, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Margaret Murray[edit]

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For your fascinating biography of Margaret Murray, now (finally!) featured. Josh Milburn (talk) 12:04, 29 March 2016 (UTC)
Many thanks for all your support in getting it this far, Josh! Midnightblueowl (talk) 12:26, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Leo Martello[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Leo Martello[edit]

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Marjorie Cameron[edit]

Hey, there. There's a discussion that involves your work on the article Marjorie Cameron at Talk:Marjorie_Cameron#copyright_infringement_of_Wormwood_Star_biography_on_Marjorie_Cameron_page. Just a heads up. -- Rrburke (talk) 03:04, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for alerting me, -- Rrburke. Best, Midnightblueowl (talk) 09:35, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
Just to follow up, he contacted legal@wikimedia.org via OTRS and they told him much the same thing as you and I did. -- Rrburke (talk) 10:57, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know, Rrburke. I expected that that would be how things would turn out. We best be on the lookout in case this deteriorates into vandalism and edit warring or anything like that on the Marjorie Cameron page itself. Midnightblueowl (talk) 11:00, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Vladimir Lenin[edit]

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I want to say[edit]

I am am very impressed with your commitment to only using sourced material, at the Marjorie Cameron article, and on the hard work you have done on the article. It is not clear to me, reviewing edit history, if someone else wrote large tomes, and you had to forensically edit and find sources, or if you were adding material from the sources yourself. In either case, it is a lot of admirable work.

That said, I came to the article solely on procedural grounds—the book author had approached JW, and caught his attention, and he had replied, and I wanted to make sure his reply was understood at the article page (hence my Talk entry). The reply at JW's Talk has apparently drawn additional attention as well.

Please take my comments as being collegial, and desiring both recognition of your hard work, and recognition of the likely singular nature of this particular book source. Aim is to see balance in the article (even if it is only appearance of balance that is yet needed). Cheers. Le Prof Leprof 7272 (talk) 04:35, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your comment, Leprof 7272. Please do stick around at the Talk Page of the Cameron article so that we can all sort things out amicably. Best, Midnightblueowl (talk) 10:10, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Vladimir Lenin[edit]

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Moving to talkpage[edit]

I thought we should probably stop cluttering up that GA review any more than it already is!

Yes, women's history is tragically underrepresented at the moment. With any luck, the article on women in Classical Athens will pass its GA review; I'd like to get it up to FA in due course. This is what it looked like before I got my grubby paws on it; it has quadrupled in size and the number of references have gone up by a factor of 15 since I first edited it...

I see you've been involved in some important LGBT history articles, though, so it's not like you're not doing your bit to improve wikipedia's coverage on the gender/sexuality front... Caeciliusinhorto (talk) 23:06, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

@Caeciliusinhorto: Well done on the women in Classical Athens article, and good luck on getting it to FA status! I've certainly tried to ensure that I work on coverage of women's biographies (for instance, I've managed to get Luo Yixiu, Margaret Murray, and Madeline Montalban to FA status) but on the whole I still find myself working on a greater number of male biographies, particularly in the realms of world socio-political history. Midnightblueowl (talk) 11:24, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
Unfortunately, political history has many more notable men, and they tend to be much better discussed in reliable sources. The problem is not just wikipedia's.
We shall see how the Women in Classical Athens campaign goes; I've just nominated it for a Did You Know (my first! how exciting!) Caeciliusinhorto (talk) 12:22, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png I came across your profile for the first time today, and I cannot help but salute your mighty contributions, which I hope to emulate some day. Here's a beer to help you relax after all that hard work. Vanamonde93 (talk) 19:03, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much, Vanamonde93, it is appreciated. It has taken a lot of work and a great many hours to get all the work done, but I think – or at least I very much hope – that it was all worth it! Best for now, Midnightblueowl (talk) 19:10, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Women in Classical Athens Peer Review[edit]

I have just submitted Women in Classical Athens for peer review here, and thought you might be interested following our conversation the other week. It'd be great if you could drop by and give it a look. Caeciliusinhorto (talk) 21:00, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Doreen Valiente[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Victor Henry Anderson[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Doreen Valiente[edit]

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Chomsky[edit]

You've said in the past that you tend to avoid citations in the infobox since the infobox primarily serves to summarize information found in the main body of the article and that citations in the infobox can start to look pretty messy, but what about Influences and Influenced that aren't mentioned in the main article? Should they be cited?

As an aside, I think the article is coming along rather nicely. I've been sending out some emails trying to get permission to use the photos from this project in the article, and once I get clearance we can substantially augment the article with those pictures. I also have a few ideas to improve the Linguistic Theory section some more, and then after that and a bit more polishing I think that the article might be ready for a GA nomination. Vrrajkum (talk) 10:41, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi Vrrajkum; I think that in those instances it is permissible to use citations. I'm just a little cautious about throwing in too many and having the whole thing look really cluttered. I've not been paying too much attention to the Chomsky article of late but I will return my attentions to it soon(ish); there's some more stuff from McGilvray that I think can be added. Best for now, Midnightblueowl (talk) 11:02, 8 May 2016 (UTC)
I temporarily reverted the changes that you just made; I just sent an email to chomsky@mit.edu asking for permission to use some of the photos from that project, and gave links to the specific sections where I saw certain pictures fitting in. It seems like the URL coordinates for each section hadn't fully refreshed after the alignment changes that you made, so the hyperlinks I sent in the email weren't linking to the correct locations in the article. My revert was just to make sure that everything matches up visually on Chomsky's office's end.
And Chomsky's uncle didn't go past fourth grade, which is what I was trying to convey with "dropout". It might be better to just explicitly say that he hadn't gone past fourth grade. Vrrajkum (talk) 12:42, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
@Vrrajkum: Ah, I see; I still don't think its particularly relevant that he didn't have a higher education though. After all, he is just an uncle mentioned in passing; we really don't need to give any biographical backstory about him. Midnightblueowl (talk) 12:45, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Is there any reason that you recolor the quote boxes on Chomsky's page to be blue rather than the default off-white? And, unrelated: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36296551

In case you want to work it into the Mandela article in some way. Vrrajkum (talk) 10:17, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi Vrrajkum; I used to think that quote boxes stood out better if they were coloured, but actually I'm not really sure that that's the case anymore, so I'm happy for the boxes on the Chomsky page to be changed to off-white. And many thanks for the BBC link; I had actually seen the news piece on other websites and do plan on incorporating it into the article. Midnightblueowl (talk) 10:23, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Sylvester (singer)[edit]

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Marjorie Cameron[edit]

Hi MBO, I'm impressed to see the work you've been doing on Cameron's article and I'm pleased to see you've submitted it for GA review. Funnily enough I've recently started reading Kansa's biography and I'll look into making my own contributions to the article when I've finished it. Hopefully we can get Cameron's article to FA standard as we did with Parsons'? JJARichardson (talk) 18:02, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

Sounds good, JJARichardson, although I would advise against making any further additions to the article at present (there has already been extensive debate on the issue over at the talk page). Best for now, Midnightblueowl (talk) 12:36, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
I just read the talk page and am sorry to see that you've been through such a stressful saga. You've single-handedly built this article to quality status so you deserve credit for it. JJARichardson (talk) 13:27, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks JJARichardson. I get where Mr Kansa is coming from; he has spent a lot of time and money in producing his book and perhaps relies on it for part of his income, but obviously he doesn't own any sort of copyright or legal control over the information contained within it. Still, I'd hold off packing the Cameron article with all manner of detail from the Kansa book for now, lest he starts to raise his concerns once more. Midnightblueowl (talk) 13:31, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

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Anbe Sivam PR[edit]

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Hello Ssven2; I'm not the best at PR as I tend to skim read text but will take a look! Midnightblueowl (talk) 09:58, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
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Talk:Victor Henry Anderson/GA1[edit]

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Re: Cecil Williams (anti-apartheid activist)[edit]

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Thanks Another Believer! Midnightblueowl (talk) 10:09, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

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@Sainsf: - many thanks for both the review and the barnstar! Midnightblueowl (talk) 18:54, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

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Barnstar[edit]

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That' very kind, thank you Ykraps. Midnightblueowl (talk) 18:52, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

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Brexit[edit]

I'm really sorry about the bad news. I suppose it is a victory for for UKIP and Nigel Farange. My sincere condolences. —Prhartcom 14:39, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Well, democracy has spoken. I've never been an enthusiastic supporter of the European Union (for various reasons), but clearly this will have many economic and socio-political ramifications for the United Kingdom and its neighbours; many of them will be very damaging, others perhaps more positive. We shall just have to wait and see what happens. At least it will make for some fascinating history: the disintegration of the United Kingdom and the re-establishment of an independent Scottish state, the potential unification of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, the domino effect of growing Euroscepticism across Western and Northern Europe, potentially destroying the EU itself... and maybe its eventual replacement with a new free trading block? Midnightblueowl (talk) 15:09, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 13, 2016[edit]

Hi MBO, I'm trimming this one now. Suggestions welcome. - Dank (push to talk) 18:45, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

@Dank: It's looking good to me. Midnightblueowl (talk) 20:58, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Just FYI: pinging (with or without the "ping" template) is broken. I didn't get pinged by what you just did. It works almost all the time if you: 1. create one short paragraph in one edit, 2. don't change anything with further edits, and 3. sign it at the end. - Dank (push to talk) 22:04, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
Okay, I'm stuck. It's currently 2906 characters; it needs to be under 1175. I can't figure out which are the most significant bits. Could you delete some sentences that won't be needed in the summary? - Dank (push to talk) 23:32, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
Did you want to delete any more? - Dank (push to talk) 23:17, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
I'll give it a go if you're stuck, but I'm not really sure how to determine when 1175 characters has been met; is there a way of doing that? Midnightblueowl (talk) 23:19, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
I am. http://www.javascriptkit.com/script/script2/charcount.shtml. - Dank (push to talk) 23:24, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Will have a trim now. Midnightblueowl (talk) 23:25, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
(talk page stalker)Nice job. I can't wait to read the article now. —Prhartcom 02:02, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
Thrilled to see this coming on to the MP; a great topic and a great article. Josh Milburn (talk) 16:03, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
The TFA text looks great. - Dank (push to talk) 16:37, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
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Donald Trump - ideological position[edit]

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The West Country Challenge[edit]

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Hi Dr. Blofeld and thanks for your message. I shall give the project some thought... I'd like to try and improve the article on the 'Obby 'Oss festival of Padstow. Midnightblueowl (talk) 13:02, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

3RR board[edit]

Hello, nobody is going to respond to a closed 3RR notice I think, I suggest you remove the comments, though you could try contacting the admin (EdJohnson?), on his talk. Though I suspect he'll think the two pages unconnected. Pincrete (talk) 22:17, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Ancestry charts[edit]

All due respect, but a huge number of FAs have Ancestry Charts in them, start checking here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_articles#Royalty_and_nobility. Your field data when editing out the chart gave a personal opinion and not a valid reason for removing existing work (other than a need for sourcing, but that could have been handled with a tag or two). If a Request for Comment is needed, it should be put into the Talk Page by the person proposing to remove content who has no existing policy to back that decision up. While I think it would be a good idea for the Ancestry Chart (ahenhtafel) to be reconfigured to render better on smaller devices, I do think the value of the charts is greater than that problem, particularly when there is a lot of family network discussion needed for a subject. They provide a great way of rapidly linking between a network of connected articles and understanding at a glance what the relationships are. (Putting in a tree with a bunch of non-notables is not worth anyone's time, but a significant amount of the Boris Johnson article tries to elucidate all his family connections and how they have affected his life and career and most of the people in his tree do have their own articles). His ancestry -- including its quite frankly astonishing peregrinations -- became very notable to many people after a few news pieces and the WDYTA episode but if you were not familiar with it, I would not be surprised if you removed the content because you assumed it could not be true and was potentially weasely in some way. It really isn't.--JBVaughan (talk) 01:30, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi JBVaughan and thanks for stopping by. I see your point. I was thinking largely of political biographies rather than royal ones when I made my comment. I do however think that sourcing is very important on something like this, so in my view (and indeed in Wiki policy I think) it should be properly cited before being added. Shall we discuss it in greater depth over at Talk:Boris Johnson, where we are more likely to get a larger input? Best, Midnightblueowl (talk) 22:16, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

O G S Crawford[edit]

Are you sick of the sight of my comments or would you be happy for me to review the article for GA? Happy to do it or not, as you prefer. Best, Tim riley talk 14:58, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi Tim, please go ahead and be my guest! Always happy to read your comments. Best, Midnightblueowl (talk) 22:12, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

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