User talk:Msnicki

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Barnstars and other nice things[edit]

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for being so clear eyed, consistent, and even in tone while working on the whole Deluna page/umpteen socks investigation. Good work!Tao2911 (talk) 21:05, 24 August 2011 (UTC)
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For keeping peace and letting everybody use their opportunities. APS (Full Auto) (talk) 22:37, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
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Your one of the best debaters I have seen in some time. I have great respect for you my new friend. Moxy (talk) 20:22, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
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AN/I can be quite a hectic place at times, but incredibly you managed to stay together in one piece the whole time. You are a really prolific editor Msnicki, don't let drama change peoples views on you as an editor! Cheers --Acetotyce (talk) 20:19, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for finding additional notability evidence for ConnMan

Yacz (talk) 20:24, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

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Thank you. But I don't know what I did to deserve it. Msnicki (talk) 14:25, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks :)

CutestPenguinHangout 16:06, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

A Dobos torte for you![edit]

Dobos cake (Gerbeaud Confectionery Budapest Hungary).jpg 7&6=thirteen () has given you a Dobos Torte to enjoy! Seven layers of fun because you deserve it.

To give a Dobos Torte and spread the WikiLove, just place {{subst:Dobos Torte}} on someone else's talkpage, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend.

7&6=thirteen () 19:18, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Editor of the Week[edit]

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Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week for your determination and dedication to help the encyclopedia grow. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

Editor Buster7 submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

User Msnicki is an editor that values the importance of respect and appreciates the mutually pleasant work space that respect can create. An active editor since early 2011, she has almost 9000 edits and always uses the edit summary. She doesn't hold grudges and has been described as "clear eyed, consistent and even in tone" and someone that holds "keeping the Peace" in high regard. Her general area of interest seems to be computers and programming; areas of editing that are fraught with arguments and strife over sometimes trivial differences. I invite you to read some of the talk pages on articles Msnicki has worked on and notice the co-operative environment she creates with her fellow editors. Where others might "go on the attack" and increase the building tension, she negotiates from a position of understanding. She is a great example of what it takes to be a good Wikipedia editor. This nomination was seconded by User:MelanieN.

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Respects, appreciates and creates a pleasant work space. Clear eyed, consistent and even in tone.
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Thanks again for your efforts! Buster Seven Talk 13:53, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, Buster7. I like finding outcomes that seem fair to everyone, supported by the sources and consistent with our guidelines. I have a good time here and I learn a lot along the way. I'm honored by this award and delighted that you think I'm making things better. Again, thank you. Msnicki (talk) 18:40, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Keep doing great work! There are perfect people and you're above them. APS (Full Auto) (talk) 01:17, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Thank you. Msnicki (talk) 19:28, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Editor of the Week : nominations needed![edit]

The Editor of the Week initiative has been recognizing editors since 2013 for their hard work and dedication. Editing Wikipedia can be disheartening and tedious at times; the weekly Editor of the Week award lets its recipients know that their positive behaviour and collaborative spirit is appreciated. The response from the honorees has been enthusiastic and thankful.

The list of nominees is running short, and so new nominations are needed for consideration. Have you come across someone in your editing circle who deserves a pat on the back for improving article prose regularly, making it easier to understand? Or perhaps someone has stepped in to mediate a contentious dispute, and did an excellent job. Do you know someone who hasn't received many accolades and is deserving of greater renown? Is there an editor who does lots of little tasks well, such as cleaning up citations?

Please help us thank editors who display sustained patterns of excellence, working tirelessly in the background out of the spotlight, by submitting your nomination for Editor of the Week today!

Sent on behalf of Buster Seven Talk for the Editor of the Week initiative by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:18, 22 April 2016 (UTC)


I saw your ping about an article about Nicole Hamilton. It does sound interesting and I would be willing to assist if you were to sandbox a biography of her in your userspace and ping me to look it over. I have autopatrolled rights on WP and could move it into article space once it is good enough to avoid the AfD crowd. I usually recommend people avoid AfC or draft space (where good draft articles go to die), just use your own space and do up a sandbox like this: User:Msnicki/Nicole Hamilton. Montanabw(talk) 22:47, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

@Montanabw: Can I do that? I have a WP:COI. Msnicki (talk) 00:16, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
If you work on it in your own user space, that is OK. (Just saw where they did that for someone else) Then when you are ready to go to article space, then ask a user -- or better yet, more than one -- to review the article for neutrality, sourcing, notability and all that. Basically, it's like an AfC review, only with people who actually create content and who will be willing to help you work on the article and be sure it passes WP:N, WP:RS and all the other WP:ABCDEFG stuff. Once it moves to prime time, the {{COI}} template might have to be placed on the talk page to acknowledge your role in its creation, but with enough review from neutral people, it should pass. As you know, I favor seeing good articles on women in STEM fields being created, but no one is going to accuse me of being somehow biased in your favor, which actually will help. I might ask a couple other editors I respect to look it over, and if it gets the green light, you can then not only have the article moved into article space without running the gauntlet of AfD trolls, you also will have those of us who reviewed it already set to defend it if someone goes after it anyway. At least, that's my thinking. I'm looking at ways that the WP:COI issue can be handled in a way that allows appropriate articles to be created by knowledgeable people without causing a TOS/MOS/COI (ABCDEFG) violation of some kind. So yeah, I'm in and would be glad to help. Montanabw(talk) 01:55, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Kanwal Ameen[edit]

I disagree with your revert, and am here to ask you to self-revert in order to prevent things from escalating. I consider the following comment a PA against me - "deeply resent your aspersion that the "delete" !votes are expressions of gender bias" for two reasons: (1) "deeply resent" is not representative of AGF, and (2) I did not say "!votes are expressions of gender bias" and consider it as casting aspersions. Atsme📞📧 15:11, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

You did say you thought the delete !votes indicated gender bias. I thought that remark was uncalled-for and complaining about others' sharp remarks unnecessarily hypocritical. I'm not self-reverting. Sorry. If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen. If you don't want people to take you to task for what you say, don't say it. Msnicki (talk) 15:21, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
No, that isn't what I said - see my explanation at Randykitty's page where I've been asked to not post again. And that editor is an admin? Atsme📞📧 23:22, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
It's close enough that I have no interest in hair-splitting the difference unless you insist. But before you do, please read WP:BOOMERANG. You've also questioned Randykitty's good faith and accused him of making personal attacks. Now here's the thing: If you're wrong in those accusations, that makes you guilty of a personal attack. Going forward, is it better to keep pushing at this string or do you think you could let it go? Msnicki (talk) 23:35, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
  • I am all ready to let it go on this page, Msnicki. Your changed !vote here, you just made my day and I am doing a happy dance. Your thoughful consideration and willingness to take a second look is what I wish more people were able to do here. Thank you. Montanabw(talk) 02:56, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
You're welcome. If you poke through my history, you'll notice I change my !votes quite frequently when I decide someone else has presented a better argument or better sources. I always argue my case as strongly as I can, but I also try really hard to listen to what the other side is saying and to avoid thinking of this as winning or losing. It's supposed to be about finding consensus and if we're not actually going to listen to each other, that's not a consensus, it's just a vote. I decided you were right after all. Have a nice evening. I'm glad I could make you happy. Msnicki (talk) 03:16, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
The wiki would be a better place if more people did that. The sad truth is that "consensus" around WP is too often just yelling until everyone else is worn down and gives up. Montanabw(talk) 01:45, 19 July 2016 (UTC)