User talk:Mjquinn id

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Welcome to Wikipedia[edit]


Hello, Mjquinn id, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! -- Scarpy (talk) 00:43, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Nuvola apps cookie.svg Happy Birthday, Mjquinn id, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

RE: Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the message you left on my talk page [1], and glad I could be of service! The easiest way to clean up vandalism and spam is via the rollback tool. If you are willing to abide by the rollbacker rules (WP:ROLLBACK), I would be more than happy to grant you access. If, after reading WP:ROLLBACK, you promise to follow the rollback rules to the best of your ability, just drop a quick message on my talk page saying as much and I will update your rights. Thanks again for your help in keeping Wikipedia clear of vandalism and spam! --Kralizec! (talk) 12:45, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Not sure about Huggle, but the user rights log still shows you as being a rollbacker [2]. — Kralizec! (talk) 17:56, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Your request for rollback[edit]

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After reviewing your request for rollback, I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

  • Getting rollback is no more momentous than installing Twinkle.
  • Rollback can be used to revert vandalism only, and not good faith edits.
  • Rollback may be removed at any time.

If you no longer want rollback, then contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some information on how to use rollback, you can view this page. I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, just leave me a message if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Happy editing! Kralizec! (talk) 03:20, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

You da'man! -- Mjquin_id (talk) 03:40, 2 December 2008 (UTC)


Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thanks for reverting the vandalism on my userpage! Iamawesome800 Talk 01:29, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello, Fellow de-orphaner![edit]

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I noticed you added your name to the list of participants in WikiProject Orphanage. We really appreciate your help! The first things you could do to get started with us are:

  1. Read the Wikipedia:WikiProject Orphanage page, especially the section marked "Criteria". The page contains a lot of good advice to get you started, as well as the standard procedures we are using to de-orphan articles.
  2. Look at {{orphan}}, {{do-attempt}}, and {{articleissues}} closely and make sure you know how to use them correctly. (It's not difficult, but it is easy to screw up. Trust me, I have.)
  3. Keep de-orphaning! Category:Orphaned articles contains all orphaned articles organized by month. Right now we're just trying to keep up with all the new orphans being created, so please start with the current monthly category. Once those are cleared out, we can start working on the backlog in reverse-chronological order.
Of course, you may have already known all of this, in which case sorry for the spam. Either way, let me know if there's any way I can help you contribute more to the project!

Aervanath (talk) 18:10, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Messaging members[edit]

To perform the roll call, I went down our members list, checked who had not edited anything recently and moved them to the Retired list, then messgaed everyone else using copy-and-paste. Then I used What Links Here to find anyone who had the userbox but wasn't on the members list, and send them a message about the roll call. All in all, it took me a couple of hours.

However, I think there might be an easier way, because some projects send out newsletters to all their members (which I think is a bot task). It depends on how many members you have whether this is a good idea. strdst_grl (call me Stardust) 10:28, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:MusicPortal[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svgTemplate:MusicPortal has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Svick (talk) 12:38, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Spoken Wikipedia Review[edit]

Hi there. I noticed that you signed up to review a Spoken Wikipedia article and was wondering if you were still working on that project. Thank You--Fumitol (talk) 08:04, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I thought I had finished all with my name on it. Yes, still interested, never have enough time, live intervenes, yada, yada, yada... Here comes the renewed effort to take more time for me! -- Mjquinn_id (talk) 16:21, 8 April 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for fixing the link on the user box on my user page. --How may I serve you? Marshall Williams2 Talk Autographs Contribs 01:17, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for April 9[edit]

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Request for help concerning energy...[edit]


I noticed you listed yourself as a participant of the Energy WikiProject.

There are 2 new outlines in this area that attempt to consolidate Wikipedia's coverage of their respective subjects, gathering and organizing the articles about them into one place and including descriptions for convenience. The purposes of these outlines are to make it easier for readers to survey or review a whole subject, and to choose from Wikipedia's many articles about it.

The new energy outlines are:

Please take a look at them, and....

if you spot missing topics, add them in.
if you can, improve the descriptions.
add missing descriptions.
show parent-offspring relationships (with indents).
fix errors.

For more information about the format and functions of outlines, see Wikipedia:Outlines.

Building outlines of existing material (such as Wikipedia) is called "reverse outlining". Reverse outlines are useful as a revision tool, for identifying gaps in coverage and for spotting poor structuring.

Revising a work with multiple articles (such as Wikipedia) is a little different than revising a paper. But the general principles are the same...

As you develop these outlines, you may notice things about the articles they organize. Like what topics are not adequately covered, better ways to structure and present the material, awkward titles, articles that need splitting, article sections lacking {{Main}} links, etc.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me on my talk page or at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Outlines.

Thank you. Sincerely, The Transhumanist 00:49, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

P.S.: see also Outline of energy

Invitation to WikiProject Brands[edit]

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Hello, Mjquinn id.

You are invited to join WikiProject Brands, a WikiProject and resource dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of brands and brand-related topics.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 15:41, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
Hi Mjquinn id! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! SarahStierch (talk) 22:25, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Spoken article review[edit]

Disambiguation link fixing one-day contest[edit]

I have decided to put on a mini-contest within the November 2013 monthly disambiguation contest, on Saturday, November 23 (UTC). I will personally give a $20 gift card to the disambiguator who fixes the most links on that server-day (see the project page for details on scoring points). Since we are not geared up to do an automated count for that day, at 00:00, 23 November 2013 (UTC) (which is 7:00 PM on November 22, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the project page leaderboard. I will presume that anyone who is not already listed on the leaderboard has precisely nine edits. At 01:00, 24 November 2013 (UTC) (8:00 PM on November 23, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the leaderboard at that time (the extra hour is to give the board time to update), and I will determine from that who our winner is. I will credit links fixed by turning a WP:DABCONCEPT page into an article, but you'll have to let me know me that you did so. Here's to a fun contest. Note that according to the Daily Disambig, we currently have under 256,000 disambiguation links to be fixed. If everyone in the disambiguation link fixers category were to fix 500 links, we would have them all done - so aim high! Cheers! bd2412 T 03:09, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Backlog drive[edit]

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Hello Mjquinn id,

WikiProject Orphanage is holding a month long Backlog Elimination Drive to de-orphan articles which have orphan tags!
The goal is to eliminate the backlog of orphan articles. There are currently 141911 articles which have orphan tags. The drive is running from April 12, 2014 to May 12, 2014.

Awards will be given out for all editors participating in the drive in the form of barnstars at the end of the drive. To add your name in the participants list click here.
So start de-orphaning articles! Click here to see the list of articles need de-orphaning.
Visit Suggestions for how to de-orphan an article to know more!

Thanks. Opt-out Instructions by Jim Cartar on behalf of WikiProject Orphanage through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:20, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I've been doing lots of work on World TeamTennis articles and noticed what you wrote six years ago on the talk page for the main article about the league:

I am trying to validate information from Pittsburgh Triangle History

In the fall of 1972 Chuck Reichblum and his partner, local attorney Bill Sutton, hatched the idea that tennis fans might be more enthusiastic about rooting for a team rather than individual, and sometimes unknown, players in the standard tournament format. So they formed the National Tennis League (NTL), held a New York news conference, and began offering franchises to investors around the country for $250,000. The original Triangles franchise was owned by Reichblum, Sutton, and Fox Chapel businessman, sports promoter, and financier Frank Fuhrer, who eventually acquired a controlling interest in the Triangles. A few months later in February , 1973, Larry King (Billie Jean's husband) and a group of sports business men also announced plans for a team-based tennis league, the International Professional Tennis League (IPTL). But before the inevitable lawsuits were launched, the NTL and IPTL merged amicably and WTT was born. It consisted of sixteen franchises in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Toronto (the Eastern Division) and Florida, Chicago, Houston, Denver, Minnesota, Hawaii, Los Angeles, and San Francisco/Oakland (the Western Division). Each team would play a forty four match season.

The external link to the Pittsburgh Triangles History page is broken. But I have found two reliable citations about the formation of the Triangles:

Announcement of founding of WTT
Announcement of Fuhrer acquiring majority control of Triangles

I made some changes to the Pittsburgh Triangles article about the team's history, but the article still needs a lot more work. I could get to it eventually, but I thought you might want to take a look, since you seem to be personally interested in the Triangles. You may want to look at the other 1970s World Team Tennis articles I've created for an idea of what I'm proposing to set as a standard for articles about these teams. Unfortunately, complete information on many of the teams is hard to track down, and some were more intensely covered by the local media in their markets than others. The Triangles appear to have gotten lots of coverage in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. So, I think that completing the article will be fairly simple with a few Google searches. If this isn't your thing, no worries; I'll get to it.

As for the original franchises that are mentioned in the Triangles History web page you referenced, the information they give is a bit incomplete. The 16 franchises they mention are the ones that started the 1974 season. But by that time, the St. Louis franchise had moved to Florida, the Phoenix franchise had moved to Baltimore, and the San Diego franchise had given itself a name (the Swingers) and then moved to Hawaii. See 1974 World Team Tennis season#Charter franchises and relocation.

The dealings between the Triangles and Leis regarding Sue Stap and Nancy Gunter are not stated correctly in the Triangles article. presumably this came from the source cited above which appears a little weak. Here are two sources that describe the nature of the deal the teams made:

Stap traded Hawaii
Stap back to Pittsburgh for Gunter

Taxman1913 (talk) 02:40, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:KIS/WPTennis[edit]

Wikipedia:KIS/WPTennis, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:KIS/WPTennis and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:KIS/WPTennis during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. DexDor (talk) 23:15, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

You are invited to the Great Colorado Wiknic 2015[edit]

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Don't forget the Colorado Wiknic this Sunday afternoon. We hope to see you there.  Buaidh  16:40, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
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