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Template:Did you know nominations/Cabal of Naples[edit]

Mindmatrix, I wanted to let you know about a DYK requirement that has been instituted since you last submitted a nomination: the quid pro quo (QPQ) requirement. Basically, once you have had five nominations approved—and though it's been a while, you've had more than that number appear on the main page—you have to do a full review of someone else's nomination in order for your own to get a full review and be approved. I've left some links about DYK reviewing and rules on the nomination template; when you've completed the review, just add a link (like the one in the subject line above) to the template you reviewed. You can choose any nomination still needing review on the T:TDYK page. Thanks, and let me know if you have any questions about the QPQ process or DYK reviewing in general. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:55, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

I've suggested an alternative version of your original hook at Template:Did you know nominations/Cabal of Naples. Could you please let me know if you're OK with it? Prioryman (talk) 20:54, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Sumangali (child labour)[edit]

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DYK for Cabal of Naples[edit]

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DYK for Khong kangjei[edit]

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License tagging for File:Ernest Melville DuPorte.jpg[edit]

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Done. For the record, in case any non-bot is interested, it required {{Non-free biog-pic}}, which was not documented in the usual places for non-free content licencing (I've added it in this edit.). It is included in Category:Wikipedia non-free file copyright tags, but not easy to pick out. Mindmatrix 01:33, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Wong Foon Sien[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Perl Best Practices[edit]

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Hayflick Limit article[edit]

You are removing a useful resource to this article because you claim the resource is "promotion for a website for sale". Note the following two rebuttals: (1) The resource is a thoroughly researched article, based on multiple sources, which adds valuable complementary information to the Wiki article in question, and (2) simply because the resource states in a single line, located at the bottom of the page, below the disclaimer, that the site may be for sale, doesn't in any way alter the primary mission of the resource: to provide quality information. Keep in mind: ALL WEBSITES ARE FOR SALE. If this resource really was simply a "promotion for a website for sale", wouldn't the offer be more conspicuous? Who sells a website with a small line at the bottom of the page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stamford347 (talkcontribs) 03:27, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Ughh[edit]

Thank you for catching the fact that I'd deleted UrbanNerd's comments. I hadn't even noticed. Ironic that I chastised him for crossing-out Canoe's comments while I delete his. I should have stayed in bed this morning. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 19:31, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Me too. Instead I shovelled several metric tonnes of snow. And when I was done, there was another half inch of accumulation, with no apparent end to the snowfall. Sigh. Mindmatrix 19:36, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

For this and any other vandalism reversions you make. Best, M∧Ŝc2ħεИτlk 21:51, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

No problem. Mindmatrix 21:53, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Yukon Hotel[edit]

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History of Pizza[edit]

Dear Mindmatrix, I'm trying to build a consensus on a revision of the History of Pizza entry. I've added a comment on the talk page for that entry under the original entry for cheese. Thank. Pg1945 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pg1945 (talkcontribs) 10:01, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Catastrophic injury[edit]

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DYK for Onésime Dorval[edit]

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DYK for 1977 Major League Baseball expansion[edit]

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MySQL "promotional" link...[edit]

Dear Mindmatrix: I would ask you to reconsider (and reverse) your deletion of the link I added to the MySQL page. Yes- I wrote the page. Yes- there are links there to other things I've done... but there is COMTENT on the page, relevant to people wanting to know more about MySQL. I am delighted that Wikipedia is not full of.... "stuff"... taking us to pages where people are trying to sell things. But I use Wikipedia to FIND OUT about things, to learn... and I imagine that is what most people use it for. How does the material you took down the link to contravene that spirit? Tkbwik (talk) 14:00, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Your site is decent, so referring to it as "promotional" may have been excessive. However, external links should satisfy criteria in WP policies and guidelines, especially WP:EL and WP:ELNO; in particular, they should elaborate on the subject. A HOWTO or installation guide fails that criteria, and there are far too many of them on the internet to warrant including links to them in the article. Mindmatrix 14:23, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your response. I have (so far) reviewed WP:EL. In that is says.... external links should be considered for sites which "contain neutral and accurate material that is relevant to an encyclopedic understanding of the subject". If you re-read my pages, you will find that they are much more than "click this/ click that" "how tos". I go out of my way to explain WHY the aspiring user should click this or that, so that they may //understand// the thing they are working with, in this case, MySQL, the subject of the article. I would arue that my pages do "elaborate"... if anything, too much.
I have also reviewed the other resource you suggested, the "don't link to..." criteria. Do you maintain that any other than #11 apply? I agree that there are many poor "personal web page" articles on the web... and would cheer to see links to them removed. Hoe=wever, I get 10,000 visits per week to my pages about understanding and using databases. Are there really that many people out there who are duped into wasting their time on an "inaccurate" or "un-useful" source of information? Is the Google search engine really so faulty?
When I need to know about something myself, I frequently turn to Wikipedia, in particular the (scrutinized and weeded) "External Links" lists. Are you saying that I should look elsewhere to learn mopre about topics covered by Wikipedia? Are you saying that someone who studied the pages I tried to link to from the WP MySQL page wouldn't learn more about MySQL there? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tkbwik (talkcontribs)
It's probably best to discuss external link additions for MySQL at the article's talk page. Usually, links that describe installation, configuration, or usage are rejected, and I suspect your link will be too. BTW: when I said 'elaborate', I meant on the subject's history, design, goals, etc., not on techniques for its use. Moreover, as you said, there are many poor guides on this topic, but there are also plenty of good ones; Wikipedia is not a web directory, and will likely not include any of them. Your HOWTO seems good from a quick skim of its contents, but that is rarely material to inclusion on WP. :::Finally, thank you for engaging in discussion instead of complaining. Mindmatrix 16:16, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Holocron[edit]

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Done. Mindmatrix 17:43, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Removal of links to online Hearing Test and Tinnitus Test[edit]

You did remove links to very useful online hearing and tinnitus tests:

What is the logical explanation for such a mindless, harmful to Wiikipedia community action ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.111.118.27 (talk) 20:59, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

These are promotional links. Please read WP:EL and WP:ELNO for Wikipedia policy and guidelines regarding links to external websites. Mindmatrix 21:18, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
Promotional ??? You must be kidding !!! We are providing this free service to many laboratories, universities, schools and individuals around the world for the last 10 years. Please use logic and base this on merit. Do not Mindlessly apply the "rules'. These are guidelines and one has to apply logic. Quote comes to my mind " When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.". Please do not act as the man in this quote ;-) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.111.118.27 (talk) 21:29, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
The fact that it's free does not imply it's not promotional. External links must be to websites that elaborate on the subject; anything else is promotional. This includes calculators (eg - mortgage calculators) and services (such as the website to which you link), in addition to goods for sale. Stating that someone is mindlessly applying policy doesn't make it so, and certainly doesn't help your argument. Mindmatrix 21:44, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
Link to website: http://www.audiocheck.net/testtones_hearingtestaudiogram.php is much less informative and useful (and promotional), yet does not bother you. Our website contains a lot of educational material and the process of testing is very educational. Wikipedia suffers from harmful work of "editors" like you. It reminds me about situation when my paper explaining cancer / prevention / treatment was removed as "self promotion". It could save millions of lives / year. Yet some stupid ignorants removed it 'since it was their duty". Your argument is shallow and actions harmful to global science / Wikipedia. Another quote comes to my mind "The difference between genus and stupidity is that genus has it limits." Albert Einstein. Wikipedia should revise its policies and keep people of your sort away. It harms only the reputation of Wikipedia and makes it less useful and informative than it could be ... (86.111.118.27 (talk) 06:46, 14 March 2013 (UTC)) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.111.118.27 (talk) 06:39, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
Attacking other editors because they remove spam from the site is unproductive. Your claim that your cancer paper (for which you did not provide a link, and your editing history at this IP address does not indicate you added it anywhere) could save millions of lives if only it was included on WP is delusional. Moreover, WP medical articles have much tougher standards for inclusion of material. For example, see Medical Manual of Style and Medical reliable sources. Anyway, I don't generally participate in medicine-related articles, so please discuss your link at Talk:Tinnitus, Talk:Hearing test, or Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine. Regarding your comment that WP "suffers from harmful work of editors like you", here are examples (a minor subset) of my work making WP "less useful and informative". I have contributed hundreds of new, well-sourced articles to WP, you've only added links to your website. Once again, per WP:ELNO point 5, links to web pages promoting services are to be avoided. Mindmatrix 15:01, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
I am not attacking anyone or discussing your original contributions, since I do not know them. I am simply evaluating your response to my useful links which will enrich Wikipedia. You are not a specialist in acoustics and audiology and you simply can't evaluate their merit and value. Link to website: http://www.audiocheck.net/testtones_hearingtestaudiogram.php is less useful and also promotes certain products. It should be also removed if you use the same standard. Link to my paper about cancer would indeed save millions of lives (http://www.digital-recordings.com/publ/cancer.html). You are delusional about your importance and righteousness. If you have guts to discuss this issue with me on Skype, we can. I will also contact funder of Wikipedia to talk with him about this and related issues ... (86.111.118.27 (talk) 17:08, 14 March 2013 (UTC))
Any discussion involving Wikipedia content and editing in which I engage will be done in the open on WP talk pages. (I do not have a Skype account, and have no plans to obtain one.) You can contact WP's founder Jimbo Wales on his talk page, but I seriously doubt the issue will be important enough for him to bother answering. As I stated above, if you want your link added to an article, discuss it on that article's talk page. (And yes, you are attacking me when you say things like "Wikipedia should revise its policies and keep people of your sort away".) Mindmatrix 16:25, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Holocron[edit]

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DYK for Catastrophic injury[edit]

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DYK for 1969 Major League Baseball expansion[edit]

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DYK for National colours of Canada[edit]

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On automatic formatting[edit]

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Sorry about that. I'm usually quite careful using that tool. Mindmatrix 13:27, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

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Whitespace[edit]

Hi. What was your rational for changing some instances of period-space-space to period-space in Wide-angle lens as part of your recent edit? I'm not aware of any Wikipedia policy or guideline that prefers one over the other and the number of spaces after a period has no effect whatsoever on the rendering of the page: the period at the end of this sentence has a huge block of whitespace after it but that space renders just like any other. Most of what you did in that edit was very helpful and definitely improved the article but, in my opinion, changing the inter-sentence whitespace has no benefits and clutters up the diff, making it harder for other editors to check what substantive changes were made. Dricherby (talk) 08:13, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

The spaces certainly don't matter when the text is rendered and displayed on a browser, but it certainly affects display on other media. There are mirrors and forks, for which the issue is not particularly relevant, and other users of the content that create derivative works for print, for which whitespace is an issue. Should Wikipedians be concerned with this? Probably not, but its not difficult to pay attention to small details like this. I prune excessive whitespace where I can, usually using the Advisor.js tool. Mindmatrix 15:15, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
OK, though no sane HTML parser cares whether there is one space or two between sentences so I doubt anyone gains from that particular change. Dricherby (talk) 10:06, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Bats of Canada[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 16:03, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Pruning the see alsos[edit]

Good! We could consider going further and really getting rid of redundant items from all of these food lists. Thoughts? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 16:52, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

I prune these lists occasionally, as I find they become bloated and useless, but there are editors who persistently add such links. I would prune anything that appears in a navigation template or directly in one of the included categories. Mindmatrix 17:05, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
I agree. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 20:44, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Discussion of proposed move of Fouta Djallon to Futa Jalon/Jallon[edit]

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I've made no contributions to the article other than changing a stub template in 2005, and do not have sufficient familiarity with it to participate in the discussion. Mindmatrix 13:24, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for National colours of Greece[edit]

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DYK for Wins Above Replacement[edit]

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DYK for Crostata[edit]

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Open-source hardware modifications[edit]

Hi,

You have deleted the contribution I have proposed on the "Open-source hardware" page. You said that it is a promotional link, but it is not "a promotional link" at all. It is a new information provided to the community that something is moving also concerning open Hardware in the area of embedded and critical systems. So, Open source is not dedicated only for general purpose products but also begins to be used in ones where human life is engaged. It is a much more complex problem because assurance design is imperative here, life cycle of expected products is more than 15 years and the way data and knowledge are shared is much more difficult than in other initiatives. That is what I wanted to illustrate in the sentence ...ways to collaborate in hardware development, as well as a model for sustainable development [14]... Which is a minimum link I could propose on this new international subject.

The initiative has begun in France in 2009; a new stage is proposed for this common cause with an international visibility offered to who would like to join. Wikipedia seemed to be a good way to inform interested people but maybe I was wrong.

Deleting the purpose has been done maybe a little bit too quick. Could you re-consider your position? I am new on Wikipedia and maybe the way to introduce my purpose was not the good one. I didn't want to be too much intrusive for a first post on Wikipedia, that is why I have tried to be soft in the link proposed.

Again tell me if I was wrong. If not, thank you in advance to publish again the information proposed.

Cheers,

Loic URBAIN — Preceding unsigned comment added by Loic.urbain (talkcontribs) 18:35, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

King City Weather radar[edit]

The mention to the detection of asteroids by this weather radar has removed by an Environment Canada IP user. Since I'm working for the Canadian Weather Service, I asked my contact at the radar what was the truth about this and he confirmed that CWKR is not related to the NEODyS program. The discovery of those asteroids has been done probably by one of the finve astronomical observatories near King City (http://www.touristlink.com/canada/king-city/cat/observatories.html).

I am therefore removing all links in article between asteroids and Knig City radar.

Pierre cb (talk) 22:47, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

OK. Is there a definitive source for this? Since they were all discovered by the same person, could we find out where he worked to establish this fact. Mindmatrix 22:37, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 2013 Canadian federal budget[edit]

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Will do. Mindmatrix 22:37, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Commissioning editor[edit]

I have removed several internal links you have added to those articles which are on my watch list. The article you have linked to refers solely to book publishing, and is thus not applicable to people working in television. While it is true the new commissioning model of Britain's Channel 4 thirty years ago was compared to book publishing, unlike the then practices of the BBC (or, I assume, your own Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), the term is perhaps sufficiently self-explanatory not to need a link to any article. The publishing model of Channel 4 is explained in the relevant article under Programming, and any addition to the 'Commissioning editor' piece, to explain other uses of the term, plus a revert, might be unnecessarily convoluted. Philip Cross (talk) 22:31, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Oops. I thought I had filtered those out of my list, but reviewing my edits, it's clear I didn't get them all. Thanks for that. BTW: I was thinking of generalising the article to all its variants, instead of restricting it to book publishing. Mindmatrix 22:35, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 2013 Canadian federal budget[edit]

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Canadian Firearms Registry[edit]

Greetings. I see there was a minor edit kerfuffle on the Canadian Firearms Registry article relating to compliance figures provided by LUFA (30%) and others posted on the CBC (75%). Given the wide variations, I thought it reasonable that both sides of the debate be mentioned - there are widely divergent opinions as to how many guns and gun owners there are in the country. I added a reference from the Coalition for Gun Control that states 90% of firearms were registered. Blotto adrift (talk) 20:25, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 2013 Canadian federal budget[edit]

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DYK for Slow code[edit]

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A kitten for you![edit]

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...for keeping WP clean.

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Adding Canada Day Festival to City of Orillia[edit]

Hi Mindmatrix, you removed Canada Day Festival from the City of Orillia page? The Canada Day Festival is the largest free festival in the city, Mariposa Folk Festival would be the largest but it is not a free event. In 2012 and 2009 they even had the Snowbirds put on an airshow which made the Canada Day celebration a two day event and attracted 40,000 people. The festival has a long rich history in Orillia and in 2017 will be the highlight of Orillia's and Canada's 150 year anniversary. The festival is put on by the Citizens of Orillia and has strong community and city support. Much of the Canada Day Festival is tradition within the city, such as the Mayor and Council serving breakfast. Or the large Canada Day cake, largest enough for 2,000 pieces of cake. The Canada Day Festival attracts between 15 to 20 thousand people for the event and has over 300 volunteers. The festival provides free activities for kids and fireworks at night. But it is the only festival not listed on the Orillia Wikipedia page. You removed it as "(revert - not needed)" please reconsidered listing the Canada Day Festival. Thank You Oreeya (talk) 04:46, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

The reason I removed it is because most Canadian communities have some sort of Canada Day event. If this one is particularly large, well-known, or otherwise notable, then undo my revert, but please explain why it is notable with supporting references. (The Canada Day event website is not a valid source. A source must be an independent, third-party article in a reliable newspaper, magazine, book, or other medium.) Mindmatrix 13:25, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, will add outside sources. Oreeya (talk) 14:18, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

The 25 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal[edit]

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Questions[edit]

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Hi Mindmatrix,

I notice you recently reverted a reference I made to my book on long tail keywords on the long tail page.

If I have made a mistake during my reference, thank you for removing and correcting it.

I believe the publication is of use to readers interested in utilizing the long tail which is why I posted it. If you could be good enough to instruct me on how to do this correctly it would be much appreciated.

If you have any doubts as to the legitimacy of the book I would be more than happy to forward a copy to you to set your mind at ease as I understand you must have a lot of this sort of thing from unsavory members.

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I removed it for several reasons. First, it's a conflict of interest (see WP:COI), in which you added information about yourself or your works. Second, its promotional, linking to a vendor page for the source in question (ie - it's not a reference). Third, your book doesn't appear to have been referenced or reviewed by reliable third-party publications. To be honest, it just appears to be promotional. If you disagree, you can open a discussion on the article's talk page about inclusion of that material to elicit input from other editors interested in the subject, so that you need not rely just on my opinion. Mindmatrix 17:35, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Infobox[edit]

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Precious[edit]

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Thanks. I did try to add an infobox to the infobox article, but I couldn't find an appropriate one. Luckily, I haven't had to deal with abusive editors for years, and I hope that trend continues. Mindmatrix 13:42, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

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Dog and Duck[edit]

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I'll review it in the next day or two. Mindmatrix 14:44, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

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I've replied there. Mindmatrix 19:49, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

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Done. Mindmatrix 17:20, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

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Help request by Mustha jm[edit]

hello. i have been working with my sandbox for days and my references keep getting errors. i'm trying my best. i could use some assistance, are you able?

thank you. Mustha jm (talk) 00:31, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

I've corrected it for you, though I'm not certain that article would merit inclusion per WP:BIO. Mindmatrix 21:00, 2 August 2013 (UTC)


Sorry I'm new to Wikipedia, I need to ask some help to insert link, I don't know how to get help from talk. One of my friend told me that you can ask help from other by using wiki talk. Thanks for your help on inserting links and also thank you very much for instructing how to get help from other. And I'm very sorry what I'm done to your page unknown. -- Musthanjith — Preceding unsigned comment added by 103.247.48.182 (talk) 23:15, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Questionable block[edit]

Mindmatrix, can you explain why this user (Bettina Maris) is blocked? The reason given is "And you", and her contribs don't show any vandalism. I'm concerned that this wasn't deserved because I judged (almost) all her edits to be wholesome.––Ɔ ☎ ℡ ☎ 07:33, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

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Hmm. Thanks for the help!––Ɔ ☎ ℡ ☎ 09:22, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

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Great work you did reverting these edits

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Great work User:mindmatrix 81.178.217.252 (talk) 17:21, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
Umm, was it another anonymous IP editor you were thinking of? The one you mention has never edited Wikipedia. Mindmatrix 17:55, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Oops I ment 156.61.160.61 81.178.221.136 (talk) 16:54, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

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Site in NWT that I can only spell if I copy and paste the name and I forgot to do so before coming here[edit]

Thanks for the heads up. I actually did use one of the recommended tools for word count, and it told me (iirc) there are 1592 words. Either I misused the tool or inadvertently failed to delete a reference or something. I will add more text. Thanks, again. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 15:31, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the input. I have never been involved with DYK in the past (I'm sure that's obvious). --Skeezix1000 (talk) 17:56, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
No problem. Sahoyúé-§ehdacho looks like a decent introductory article, so it should pass DYK so long as you expand it a smidge. In case you haven't seen them (though I'm sure you have), here are the rules and supplementary guidelines for DYK. The important points to remember are: article is original and at least 1500 characters, hook is sourced and reasonably short, and refs/citations use a common format. BTW: for word count, I sue the Unix tool wc. Mindmatrix 18:39, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

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Heading style changes - if it's not broken, please don't fix it[edit]

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Before making similar changes to other articles, please consider that some editors do prefer to have the spaces there. Thank you. Jeh (talk) 21:36, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

There are 15 headings in that article, and I used an automated tool to make them consistent - the tool chooses to convert all headings to the format that occurs most frequently in the article. In this case, there were 8 with no spaces, and 7 with spaces. Yes, I'm familiar with WP:MOS and the way in which wiki text is rendered as HTML. Mindmatrix 09:16, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you[edit]

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Thanks MindMatrix, the news links were very useful and I have been able to expand the history section. The sources are sparse - This school does not appear to have a web site. I have reduced the use of the Brait ref (which mentions that they are funding a computing teacher. I'm not so attracted to the Dinaledi ref as it appears to just be relabelling what the school was doing anyway. I think the issues you mention have all been addressed and the additions have improved the article. Victuallers (talk) 09:11, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Want to promote a hook?[edit]

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DYK review.[edit]

You should probably be aware that the DYK you reviewed regarding the Death of Ayakannu Marithamuthu has been raised at WP:ANI as a WP:BLP violation. [1] I would suggest that you respond there. AndyTheGrump (talk) 14:55, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, I've already read through some of the discussions. I can't believe I missed this issue; I'm usually quite thorough in my reviews. Mindmatrix 15:12, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

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Please see my proposal to speedily rename Category:Wildlife sanctuaries in Pakistan to Category:Wildlife sanctuaries of Pakistan Hugo999 (talk) 23:11, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Asplenium DYK review[edit]

See my comment over there, but I just wanted to make clear that my cranky edit summary was directed at the process, not you. I appreciate your taking the time to review: I know it's a daunting task to scrutinize large articles at DYK. I appreciate your contribution. Choess (talk) 16:14, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

No problem - I wasn't offended by your comment. Mindmatrix 16:32, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

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User:Anne Delong/CE links needing update[edit]

Hi Mindmatrix. I see that you have been removing the duplicates from my list. I wasn't sure if I should do that because it kind of shows how many links are on the page, but likely people can figure that out themselves with the "Find" in their browser. At any rate, I had to go out before I would have had time to do it, so thanks. I wonder what other web sites besides Wikipedia are going to have to relink! —Anne Delong (talk) 23:31, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps for these articles we can add the number of links in parenthesis after the name of the article. Mindmatrix 14:49, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

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Canadian encyclopedia[edit]

Dear Mindmatrix: Since you seem to be on top of this, if you feel that my page with the list of Canadian Encyclopedia links is not needed, just let me know and I will get rid of it. —Anne Delong (talk) 17:40, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

I'm not so much on top of it; I simply deal with the links as I come across them. I think we should keep your userpage list until the links have been updated, as it's quite a handy reference. (It's much faster to load than waiting for results from the external links search page.) Mindmatrix 17:55, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Hacker[edit]

Hello Mindmatrix,

I would like to fix the definition and opening section of hacker_(term)[1]. It needs help badly. I see that you are an occasional editor of that page. I have about 6 main points of how it is badly broken as well as some suggestions about how to fix it. See my talk page entry: [2] I would like some community consensus before I totally rewrite such an important and much searched term as Hacker. We also need to unite the different disambiguations of the term.[3] It has a pretty clear meaning, etymological story-line and common usage so no need for such confusion. Furthermore, wikipedia guidelines makes it easy to resolve these disputes.[4] Can you reach out to me on my talk page or the Talk:Hacker_(term) page under my entry to advise. Thanks.   SKYchild  01:12, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

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