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Royal National College for the Blind[edit]

Hi. I've been asked to submit the article Royal National College for the Blind for FAC by PaulLargo, who is currently away for personal reasons and therefore unable to do it himself. I notice the last review was concluded with a request to submit the article again, but to notify those who had contributed to the discussion to determine whether they had any major objections to it being put forward again. Since the last FAC I've done some minor work on expanding it and, along with another user, have added more images. I feel it's probably ready for submission again, but wanted to run it past those who reviewed it last time before completing the nomination. If there are no objections by Monday 26 July I'll assume everything is ok and submit the FAC and wait for comments. Cheers TheRetroGuy (talk) 14:48, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

I will be happy take a look over the weekend and share any comments. My first question is if there is a talk page diff showing that you consulted with PaulLargo. I do not doubt that you have, nor do I doubt that he wants this to come back to FAC, but it is the first thing some reviewers look at and many an FAC is archived immediately if the significant contributors have not been consulted. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 17:21, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for responding. This was the original request he posted me a few weeks ago. I replied on his talk page, but haven't got round to doing anything about it till now (I wanted to familiarise myself with the topic before I put it forward for FAC where I'd probably have to do some work on it). I'll post everything on the request when I open it next week and should hopefully be able to deal with any changes/updates that are needed. Cheers TheRetroGuy (talk) 17:33, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
I've made a number of comments on the article talk page in the spirit of what my comments at FAC might be. I hope you find them helpful. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 19:22, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
Hi again. Thanks for the comments. Some very useful suggestions in there which I think would improve the article dramatically. I'm not sure if I'll be able to address everything that's been raised (e.g., the impact on former students might prove to be a bit difficult), but I'll do as much as I can from the list this afternoon then put it forward this evening. Cheers TheRetroGuy (talk) 11:18, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
ok, I think I've done everything I can with this for now with the sources that are available. I'll put it forward and see what happens. Thanks for checking through the article and making the suggestions. Cheers TheRetroGuy (talk) 19:40, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
One thing I may still need to do though is work on the lead, but I can do that over the next few days while the FAC is open. TheRetroGuy (talk) 20:08, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Hi again. I've sorted most of the things you've mentioned at the FAC and am about to start expanding the lead. Just one or two things I'm not certain about though so was wondering if you could help.

  • School age students - I'm not sure of the best way to approach this since the school leaving age in Britain has changed several times over the years. In the Victorian era people left school at 12, and it was later raised to 14 (which I think it still was at the end of the war). This seems an ambiguous statement to me and without access to the reference I can't check it. Would it be better to take it out?
It seems an important point, since it was a major change in focus for the school. It says here that the leaving age in 1944 was 15 and secondary education began at 11. The reference is here. Perhaps say that before WWII, the school admitted 11 to 15 year olds, but aftercame to and agreement with Worcester...."
  • "Outstending" appears to originate from this press release posted by the college. Again I'm not sure of the best way to approach this.

Cheers TheRetroGuy (talk) 15:55, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

There is a better reference here. All the reports are available as PDFs.
--Nasty Housecat (talk) 18:42, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for finding those. I should be able to add quite a lot of information from them. Cheers TheRetroGuy (talk) 19:34, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Walter Bache[edit]

Thanks very much for finding the pronunciation for this name. I really appreciate it. Jonyungk (talk) 22:53, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Shimer College seal and logo on User Talk pages[edit]

You recently used the Shimer College seal and logo on several User Talk pages. While it's very nice of you to thank those editors for their role in helping improve the article, can you please go back and remove the college's seal and logo from those Talk pages? Sorry but it's not fair use! Thanks! ElKevbo (talk) 04:38, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Enthusiasm over awareness, that's what that was. Of course you are right. I fixed it. Thanks for calling it to my attention. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 04:50, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
You're welcome. And congrats on the FA! ElKevbo (talk) 05:38, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Shimer FA[edit]

Congratulations! It's a fine article about a most interesting school. Finetooth (talk) 16:14, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

I somehow missed this entirely until I saw the note on Finetooth's talk page - congrats from me too! Ruhrfisch ><>°° 03:02, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

School for Creative and Performing Arts PR[edit]

I will be glad to look at it - is it at PR or would you rather have the comments on the article talk page? It will take me a few days. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 02:04, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. I have not listed it at PR, but I can if you prefer. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 03:29, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
Either one is OK by me - at PR you may get other comments too, but I will comment wherever. As I said though, it will take me a few days. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 02:53, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Good point. I've listed it at PR. Look forward to your thoughts. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 03:05, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
I am sorry it is taking me so long - I have looked at the article and think it looks very good, but just need the time to readi t carefully and slowly and make some nitpicky comments ;-) Hopefully in the next day. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 00:52, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
No worries, Ruhrfisch. I know you've been busy with your own FAC. Thanks for looking at it and look forward to your comments, the nitpickier the better. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 03:13, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the thorough review. I have taken your comments to heart and made the changes. I am still musing the video issues, since the source is one of the best available for commentary on the curriculum (where sources are otherwise scant) but may be problematic for the reasons you point out. I will think about that and leave it at PR for a short while in case another reviewer wants to comment. I expect to list it at FAC this coming week and will certainly ping you when I do. Many thanks again. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 00:36, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

The Judd School[edit]

Just regards your oppose on The Judd School FAC, is this actionable? If I went through and removed all claims not directly related to the school, or found other sources, would this satisfy your concerns?

Incidentally I got back from the library a few hours ago and the book was printed by Staples Printers, Rochester. It was published by Impress Print Consultancy Ltd, 6 Newton Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 4RR, which Google Street View suggests is a residential building. I do not believe that the book was published by the school, but indeed the forward suggests profits would be donated to the school.

I further do not believe that there are any alternative sources; I have spent days trawling through all the local and country libraries, newspaper archives and the internet. I understand concerns about reliable sources, but surely this is just an employee writing a book about his previous employer. Furthermore, he does not cover in any detail the most recent period the school; "The involvement of the author in the events of this chapter makes comments invidious, so there will be more in the way of figures and analyses".

Anyway thanks for reviewing, and I hope this issue can be adequately resolved because I spent a regrettably long time, and a lot of hard work on this article. Cheers, Tom (talk) 14:12, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

I have replied on the review page. Kindly, --Nasty Housecat (talk) 15:16, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Hi there. Just to let you know I have done some work on The Judd School and added alternative sources. Although the article still relies on Taylor, I am confident that this cannot be helped any further. I spent about 3 hours in libraries looking for alternative sources, and although I found some, there are to my knowledge no more. I hope that you will consider your oppose on this article, and hopefully strike or support as appropriate. I'd like to do some work on other school articles to get them to FA, so I hope this issue can be resolved for the benefit of all british school articles. Thanks, Tom (talk) 23:18, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
Hi NH! Dealt with all your points now I think. I'm conscious that you have spent a lot of time reviewing this article so thanks! If I can ever return the favour, please don't hesitate to ask. Regards, Tom (talk) 22:32, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Millennium Park FAC3[edit]

Thanks for coming by and commenting. I have responded to your concerns. Could you please come by and strike resolved issues and make any further comments that are warranted.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 17:34, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Can you come by again.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 20:02, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Logos Page[edit]

Hello Nasty Housecat:

I am seeking a few active volunteers with your expertise to assist with peer review of the logos page and I am hoping that you might help. Please see Wikipedia:Peer_review/Logos/archive1 for details on this request.

Thanks!

Edunoramus (talk) 01:20, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

I'll be happy to review it. It may take me a few days. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 16:57, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! We look forward to your input. Edunoramus (talk) 18:46, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

I took a quick look and decided to do it. I have left comments on the review page. I hope you find them helpful. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 20:46, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Very helpful. Thank you! Edunoramus (talk) 21:57, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Favor[edit]

Would you be able to take a look at Exelon Pavilions and comment on the peer review here? It is a fairly short article and TonyTheTiger and I are about ready to take it to WP:FAC, but would like to get some feedback from others first. Thanks in advance for any help (and no problem if you aren't able to do this). Ruhrfisch ><>°° 03:07, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Happy to. I'll take a look tomorrow. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 03:21, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks very much - looking forward to your comments. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 15:27, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Exelon Pavilions/archive1[edit]

Feel free to comment at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Exelon Pavilions/archive1.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 23:11, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Kent, Ohio FAC[edit]

I was wondering if you had any further comments at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Kent, Ohio/archive2. I ask because the FAC has pretty much come to a screeching halt and the last FAC ended up failing mostly because of how long it was taking. Appreciate any comments and/or suggestions you may have as well as comments on the changes I made in response to your previous comments. Thanks! --JonRidinger (talk) 03:30, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

You have all my comments now. I don't think I have anything else I can add. I am sure consensus will resolve any remaining issues. All the best. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 16:49, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your time, efforts, and suggestions. I don't mean to come across nearly as contentious as I think I do...I'm definitely of the stubborn variety. :) --JonRidinger (talk) 17:14, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Good article reassessment/Dhaka Residential Model College/1[edit]

It's up YellowMonkey (new photo poll) 04:08, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. I am honestly shocked to see this article at FAC. It has no business being there, of course. I can't argue with your sourcing comments. Some of these were raised (and at one point corrected) in one of the many GA and peer reviews. But a lot of them clearly don't check out. I see your point on the POV statements, but I think most of those are pretty mild and easily corrected. But in my experience with this very inexperienced editor, he may not know what to do about a GAR. I tend to agree it should lose the GA if the sourcing issues are not cleaned up once and for all, but I will the let the GAR unfold as it will before I jump in, if at all. Appreciate you letting me know. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 04:42, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

pep talk for Benny the mascot[edit]

Hi Nasty Housecat! Nice to meet you... This might be of interest to you. Let's see what happens! Edge3 (talk) 17:11, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Alas, it seems that I am getting really busy already, so I will have to go on break (again). I'll try to write up a proper response to all this soon, but for now I'll see if I can get Benny back here through Facebook. Cheers! Edge3 (talk) 22:08, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Given with respect and admiration to Nasty Housecat for your help with many articles, and in particular for finding two very useful sources on the Grant Park height restrictions for use in the Exelon Pavilions article (which will also be used in several other articles on Millennium Park). Thanks again, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 04:19, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Inlines[edit]

You did this all in one edit, so I can't decipher what you did. I have a lot of questions that I can't answer for myself, since some of the sources aren't online, so I'll put them on the FAC tomorrow. I'm familiar with pre-professional performing arts schools, and some things aren't clear to me. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 03:19, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Yikes. Not sure what happened to that diff. I only made three small changes: (1) I changed the reference to competitions to say that students are encouraged to participate and deleted the "prestigious" part. (2) I replaced "recent" with "since 2008" and (3) I added an inline comment that the section refers only to students and faculty, not alumni. I am not sure what sources you are looking for, but the sources for the section you commented on actually are online, including the student handbooks.
OK, thanks: that helps! (you can remove my inlines). I still have a lot of questions, but I'm too tired to get to them tonight, so I'll look again tomorrow when my brain is fresher :) Hopefully! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 03:33, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
Sounds good. I am traveling IRL tomorrow and won't be able to check in again until late, but I will check in. Thanks. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 03:41, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
Re-thinking this, I'll put my questions on the article talk page. Since Karanacs is recused because she reviewed the FAC (I wish I had :), I don't want to stall the FAC with my questions, but do want to be sure we address my questions before closing the FAC. 'Til tomorrow-- nice work. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 03:43, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

I'm sorry you got the double-whammy! It was just a quirky thing that happened, probably my fault. I've been very busy, FAC is backlogged, so Karanacs started reviewing some to get things moving. She knows to leave baseball, medicine, Spanish-language, and a few other topics to me, but she had no way of knowing that I know performing arts schools. I should have glanced at it sooner to save her the trouble, and avoid the situation of both delegates weighing in. Good progress there ... I'll do more tomorrow ... tired ! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 02:18, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

I am actually strangely honored. No one ever cares about school articles. That's why I write them. But you two are a tough jury ;-) Thanks again for the comments. Look forward to your responses.
I'll review and strike more tomorrow-- in between two breakfast dates (how did I manage that?) and a lunch date. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 02:55, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

I'm out for the evening-- it's looking good! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 21:28, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

NH, I'm wondering why you made this URL change? The SPCA site contains copyvios, and the Ohio State site seems more stable and is an independent source. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:17, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
SG. The SCPA link is to the 2007-08 report card, which has the ACT data. The Ohio link is to the 2009-10 report card which does not. I did mess it up a bit, but have fixed it now. The 2007 report is now cited only for the ACT data.--Nasty Housecat (talk) 15:23, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
ah, I see! Thanks :) You continue to catch small details I miss. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:26, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Reply about help at FAC[edit]

Sorry, I won't be able to help with this one. Please don't hesitate to ask in the future, though. The timing just now is all wrong for me. Best of luck with the article. Finetooth (talk) 04:05, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Finetooth. Next time I will have enough sense to ask for your help well in advance. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 05:49, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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missing page number[edit]

Noted. I will get back to you on that either tomorrow or next week, when I have a chance to reread the dissertation. Edge3 (talk) 00:52, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

For some reason the dissertation has disappeared... last week I put the book on the reshelving cart, but it hasn't been reshelved yet! :-o Edge3 (talk) 20:11, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Exelon Pavilions thanks[edit]

Northwest Pavilion.jpg <font=3> Thanks for your peer review, source help, and support for Exelon Pavilions, which is now a Featured article, and for all you do on Wikipedia!
.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) and Ruhrfisch ><>°° 20:30, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
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Congrats on the fine article and the FA! --Nasty Housecat (talk) 14:47, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

User:Nasty Housecat/Sandbox[edit]

I hid the categories in your sandbox, since userspace pages shouldn't be in categories. Sorry for the confusing edit summary; I somehow wrote "sandboxes" instead of "categories". Nyttend (talk) 15:20, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the edit. That would not have occurred to me. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 01:08, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Shimer College[edit]

On behalf of WP:CHICAGO, I would like to thank you for your editorial contributions. Please post this on your user page.

--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 21:03, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Tony! --Nasty Housecat (talk) 21:52, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Benet sourcing[edit]

Fortunately I have the entire day off tomorrow, so I'll have time to resolve some issues that came up in Benet's FAC. Are there any referencing problems that you see in the article, especially the History section? I still have a few books that I can skim through for information. Let me know!

On a related note, I've been quietly asking around about the real identity of Benny the mascot, but it seems that he hid his identity very carefully. Did you ever get a chance to view his work on Wikinews, though? My guess is that he's from Naperville. Edge3 (talk) 23:54, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

The big problem was an over-reliance on web sources, particularly those of the school/abbey/university. There are still a lot of university web sources. It would be better if some of them could be replaced. I have not had much time to work on it, other then tweak the captions a bit, but I am following. The book sources really strengthen the article. If there are more, that would be great. When you feel like you have taken it as far as you can/feel like, I will do a thorough copyedit and see how things look.
Some of the sources are duplicated and should be consolidated. If you are not sure how to do that, let me know and I can help.
For some reason I always thought Benny was a girl. No reason why. If he ever reappears, I hope he is not offended.

--Nasty Housecat (talk) 01:40, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

I can certainly help out with replacing the web sources with book sources, but the ones I have right now came from the abbey and college. The duplicated source you saw was published by the university, and the other was published by the abbey. Sadly I've found no unbiased sources that cover the history of Benedictines in the US with as much detail as the Benedictines themselves did. (Which really shouldn't be too surprising, as the Benedictines have had a reputation for recording things very well.) Hopefully this won't be too much of a problem during FAC.
Yeah I really don't know what to do with the sources when I have different page numbers to cite; would you please help me out?
hmmm...well "Benny" to me sounds a bit masculine, but you never really know! Edge3 (talk) 04:28, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Monadnock Building[edit]

I will be glad to look at the article and peer review it, though it may take me a few days. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 04:17, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks again for your kind words, helpful suggestions, and support. Petrified Forest National Park became a featured article today. Finetooth (talk) 04:08, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Monadnock Building[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Roger Waters FAC[edit]

FYI, I have re-nominated Roger Waters for FAC, and we could use your input at the FAC page. — GabeMc (talk) 22:50, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

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done with Benet article![edit]

I'm ready when you are. I've noticed that you're currently busy with an ongoing FAC, so we can wait for that to finish. In the meantime, I'll try to archive some of the websites that are at risk of giving us dead links in the future. (http://www.webcitation.org/ seems like the best option right now) Edge3 (talk) 17:53, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Would you mind waiting for a while? I've just received some books about Sacred Heart through interlibrary loan, and I'd like to look through them first. But congrats on the FA! Edge3 (talk) 16:12, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
Sure. No rush. Let me know when you are ready. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 20:32, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
I'm ready. [1] Edge3 (talk) 22:41, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
It's up there now. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 21:40, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
<applause> :D Edge3 (talk) 21:56, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Season's Greetings![edit]

Artsy Christmas Tree.jpg <font=3> Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, and all the best in 2011! Ruhrfisch ><>°° 18:58, 25 December 2010 (UTC) Buttonwood Bridge Panorama 1.jpg
Congratulations on Monadnock Building becoming a FA at long last! Ruhrfisch ><>°° 01:53, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the kudos! And the holiday card!

Monadnock Building[edit]

Congrats on the FA.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 00:05, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks Tony!

Saint Anselm College[edit]

Hi Nasty Housecat! I don't know if you remember me but my name is Eric and I was responsible for the Saint Anselm College article to get promoted to a GA while you reviewed it. Someone is trying to change the infobox picture saying the picture of the building is not adequate and the official logo has to be there. Now, I know you let it pass GA with the image that was there and that I took. There is an on going discussion on the Saint Anselm College's talk page now about this. Can you weigh in?

Thanks! Ericci8996 (talk) 21:54, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

everything ok?[edit]

Hey Nasty Housecat! I've noticed that your contribution levels have been quite low lately... I hope everything is all right in real life! If you're unavailable, I'm ready to address more concerns on the Benet FAC if needed. Edge3 (talk) 17:55, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Everything is peachy, thanks. Now that Monadnock Building is through FAC I am just thinking about what to work on next. Maybe another Chicago building, although the research is daunting and I do not have as much time as I would like. I think you are managing the comments on the Benet FAC quite nicely and have really felt no need to say anything at this point. Rest assured that I am watching and I will jump in if I think I can/need to help. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 06:13, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
[2] It looks like we weren't prepared enough... :( Quite frankly I was surprised to see this decision come in so quickly! Edge3 (talk) 21:58, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
No. We just did not get enough reviews. See User talk:Laser brain#Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Benet Academy/archive2. Apparently, when there is a backlog, they just close anything that has been up for two weeks with no supports. Frankly, that's a new one one me and I have had other FACs go a lot longer than that, but it is what it is. You have to wait two weeks before renominating. I suppose I should have posted notices on the relevant projects that the article was at FAC and pinged the previous reviewers. I didn't think about it this time, but it would be a good idea next time. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 03:03, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Monadnock Building[edit]

On behalf of WP:CHICAGO, I would like to note my appreciation for your effort to raise the quality of the Monadnock Building article.

--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 20:06, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Please peer review Institute of Chartered Accountants of India[edit]

I have recently nominated Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for peer review. I humbly request you to peer review the article. R.Sivanesh 08:57, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

March 2011 GAN backlog elimination drive a week away[edit]

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WikiProject Good Articles will be running a GAN backlog elimination drive for the entire month of March. The goal of this drive is to bring the number of outstanding Good Article nominations down to below 50. This will help editors in restoring confidence to the GAN process as well as actively improving, polishing, and rewarding good content. If you are interested in participating in the drive, please place your name here. Awards will be given out to those who review certain numbers of GANs as well as to those who review the most. On behalf of my co-coordinator Wizardman, we hope we can see you in March. MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 00:08, 22 February 2011 (UTC)


John Carlisle Rape[edit]

Hi, I am John Carlisle the former principal accused of rape at SCPA. I do request that the word rape be removed from the article and the fact I was cleared put back in. I understand your point. The girl that made the accusation resolved my lawsuit against her in December. Part of what she agreed to was a court order signed by the judge ordering the word rape removed from the record. I can provide you with a copy of that court order if you would like. Thank You.Marshallsig (talk) 07:09, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments. I have copied them to the article talk page and replied there. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 00:23, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Shimer_College on the main page[edit]

The nomination period is open for Shimer College to make a May 11 appearance on the main page at WP:TFAR.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 15:10, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks Tony. Looks like it got bumped by Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Strangely appropriate, somehow. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 15:10, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

Benet list at FLC[edit]

Glad to see that you're still checking in on happenings at Wikipedia. :) I'm not sure if you've noticed yet, but I've nominated List of Benet Academy people for FL status. Feel free to get involved! Cheers, Edge3 (talk) 21:57, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

Main page appearance[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the main editors of this article know that it will be appearing as the main page featured article on May 11, 2011. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 11, 2011. If you think it is necessary to change the main date, you can request it with the featured article director Raul654 (talk · contribs) or at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions of the suggested formatting. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :D Thanks! Tbhotch* ۩ ۞ 20:44, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

About Shimer College - History[edit]

Hi, I am Mihara57, from Taipei, Taiwan. I and JHH755 (Shenzhen, China) are translating and editing 诗默学院(Shimer College), it's a Chinese version. But we have a problem now, we can't understand "a battle over what some saw as a right-wing attempt to take over its board and administration"(Who's Buying Shimer? - Chicago Reader), what's the meaning of this? JHH755 suppose "a battle... saw as" is "See-Saw Battle" ,But I think it's "see as". And "over" is "end"? Or other meanings? Hope you can help us, thanks. --Mihara57 (talk) 17:33, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

How exciting that the article will be translated into Chinese! I see how the sentence is confusing. I will try to clarify. It means that there was a struggle for power (a battle) within the school. Many people believed (saw) that the president and some of the trustees had formed a politically very conservative (right wing) faction and were attempting to take control of the school for their own purposes. And that was what the battle was about (over). I hope this helps. Let me know if I can help further. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 20:32, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for your explanation, and it very clear. Ok! If we have some problems, we will ask you. Thanks you again. --Mihara57 (talk) 05:32, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Benet FLC[edit]

Hi Nasty Housecat! Just FYI, Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of Benet Academy alumni/archive1 is approaching the end of the FLC queue and needs a few more comments. I know that you've been inactive/semi-retired for a while, but if you have any time, I would really appreciate your input. (Though to be honest, I'm not quite sure how much weight your statements would carry, given that you've edited the article before.) Edge3 (talk) 03:40, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Sorry. I've been following the nom and it seems to be progressing nicely. Good work. I've held back since I am both involved with the article and not terribly knowledgeable about FLC. If I can add anything helpful, I certainly will. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 23:12, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

About Shimer College - Great Books program[edit]

"These sequences were capped by work in philosophy and history". Is it means "History and Philosophy of Western Civilization"? And I can't understand 'cap by', what's the meaning of this? Thanks. --Mihara57 (talk) 03:52, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

"History and Philosophy of Western Civilization" would be fairly accurate."Capped by" means culminated in or were completed by courses in history and philosophy. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 23:11, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

live life alive[edit]

what is that we live for and live with? if death is the end why are we afraid of it and give up all the happiness in the thought of death? why aren't we enjoying life to the fullest.... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nijsupr (talkcontribs) 11:45, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Meow! Please comment at Pathlight School's ongoing peer review[edit]

Meow, Nasty Housecat! I understand that you are a native speaker of British English who has volunteered to do copyedits at peer reviews. I have written an article about Pathlight School (Singaporean special school for autistic children), which could be the first-ever GA pertaining to special education. Like most Singaporeans, I am not a native speaker of English and need some help to meet the "well written" GA criterion. Could you support the quest to counter systemic bias on Wikipedia by giving constructive comments at the article's ongoing peer review? Thank you! 谢谢!Terima kasih! Arigato! --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 13:12, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Shimer College[edit]

Hi,I'm Chinese editor,can you help me on translations of Shimer College?

the first sentence of the third phase in the chapter of Campus:The campus on which Shimer resides....I can't understand "...on which...", we usually say “reside in” or "reside at" , would you expalin it? Can I use "...in which.." instead of "...on which.." in this sentence? tks!JHH755 (talk) 03:10, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the interest. In American usage, things are "on" a campus. For example, students live "on campus." The meaning in the article is that the campus belongs to IIT, but Shimer is also located there. Hope this helps. Nasty Housecat (talk) 22:14, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

  • American usage! Good infomation. Tks! JHH755 (talk) 15:32, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Peer review request[edit]

Hi Nasty Housecat,

I got your name from the list of peer review volunteers. I am hoping you wouldn't mind having a look at the Sahaja Yoga article which I've been involved with for some time. I practice the technique and my interest in the article was sparked by a desire to rescue it from a sustained critical attack. However I have not removed any reliable sources, just tried to keep it neutral and encyclopedic. Recently I have obtained the following feedback via the form at the bottom of the article:

  • Few reputable sources
  • Moderate bias
  • Contains key info but with gaps
  • Difficult to understand

The reputable sources issue is not easy to correct since there literally has not been much written about this movement.

The bias score may be skewed since readers may include both devotees and critics, both of whom may find the article is biased away from both their respective views. I would appreciate someone who is neutral such as yourself to give me an indication of how you perceive the neutrality.

Please let me know about any gaps in the information provided from your independent viewpoint.

Mostly I would like some feedback and/or help with the way it is written to enhance the comprehension for the reader.

Please let me know if this takes your interest. Freelion (talk) 02:00, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Main page appearance: School for Creative and Performing Arts[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of School for Creative and Performing Arts know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on December 1, 2011. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/December 1, 2011. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask featured article director Raul654 (talk · contribs) or his delegate Dabomb87 (talk · contribs), or start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. The blurb as it stands now is below:

Barbara Britton in 1982 performance of The King and I at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio

The School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) is a magnet arts school in Cincinnati, Ohio. SCPA was founded in 1973 as one of the first magnet schools in Cincinnati and became the first school in the country to combine a full range of arts studies with a complete college-preparatory academic program for elementary through high school students. The school rose to national prominence in the 1980s, but was nearly closed in the 1990s following a series of scandals, leadership struggles, and an arson fire which destroyed the auditorium. Its reputation recovered in the years that followed and in 2009–10, the school was featured in the MTV reality series Taking the Stage, filmed at the school and featuring SCPA students. In 2010 SCPA combined with the Schiel Primary School for Arts Enrichment to create the first kindergarten through twelfth grade arts school and first private sector / public arts school in the US. Students must audition for admission; fewer than 20 percent of those who apply each year are accepted. The newly combined school offers a curriculum designed to prepare students for professional careers in creative writing, dance, drama, music, technical theater, and visual art. (more...)

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Merry Christmas[edit]

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and best wishes for 2012!
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Please comment at Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore's ongoing peer review![edit]

Since you have listed yourself as a peer review volunteer interested in the social sciences, would you like to support the quest to counter systemic bias on Wikipedia by giving a thorough review of the article Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore? MINDS turns 50 this year and getting their article to GA status would be a great way to appreciate their support of intellectually disabled Singaporeans. Thanks! 谢谢!Terima kasih! நன்றி! --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 09:37, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

New user - review for article creation[edit]

Greetings, I am Orschstaffer, a new editor and article creator. I selected you for a new article creation reviewer from village pump and your volunteer statement, and your interest in alternative education. I have reviewed your contributions and work with Benet and the featured article at The Avery Coonley School. Should you care to look into my userpages I have explained many things about why I am here at Wikipedia, if you don't have the time to look, then I can reply to a simple request it you care to ask me. The User:Orschstaffer/OrschDraft is a request from the founder of Orsch to create an entry into Wikipedia, so in my excitement I created an account (Orschstaffer), now only to find I fall into coi. I have spent my time research/reviewing guidelines, policies, etc, and have written/rewritten the article to standards the best I can, there is still some copy/editing I plan on doing as well as more research for resources. I believe the article has shaped up for entry compared to other articles I've reviewed in the same categories. I have endeavored to maintain npov plus I have reviewed how to write a good article among others. I have not requested the article to be reviewed for creation yet (or at least till now, although I don't consider this the official request per wiki policies) and I ask for your review and edits primarily so I'm not the only editor of the article when it does get posted to live wikipedia (per suggestions I've read so far). I would like to have an article worthy of featured article status from the onset. Therefore I am not in a big hurry for publication. (Although Mrs. Jackie requested a deadline back in May). Forgive my verbosity with this request and accept my appreciation up front should you decide to contribute/collaborate on this article creation. Cordially, from the desk of  O = M C 4  17:02, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Requesting Peer Review[edit]

Dear Nasty Housecat, would you be willing to peer review the article I nominated for peer review (Touro University-California)? This is the first time I have ever put up an article for peer review. The article is currently at C class and though I don't think it's quite at good article status just yet, I have expanded the article significantly and would like feedback on how to further improve the article. I am hoping to eventually bring it to good article status or better. Please let me know on my talk page if you are willing to work on this project with me. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely TylerDurden8823 (talk) 07:00, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

TFA considered[edit]

I suggested Monadnock Building to be considered for TFA, please feel free to join the discussion, and especially prune the blurb a bit, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:33, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

  • It looks great on the front page, and I enjoyed reading it. Thanks! Drmies (talk) 03:32, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

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Precious[edit]

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Thank you for creating quality performance articles such as School for Creative and Performing Arts and Monadnock Building, - you are an awesome Wikipedian! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:46, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 260th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:51, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you so much for the wonderful article Monadnock Building! (I see you're the major, major contributor.) Richly written and illustrated. Humans are astounding! MathewTownsend (talk) 16:13, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles - Participant Clean-up (Second Call)[edit]

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Good Article Nominations Request For Comment[edit]

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A 'Request For Comment' for Good Article Nominations is currently being held. We are asking that you please take five to ten minutes to review all seven proposals that will affect Good Article Nominations if approved. Full details of each proposal can be found here. Please comment on each proposal (or as many as you can) here.

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If you have questions of anything general (not related to one specif proposal), please leave a message under the General discussion thread.

Please note that Proposal 2 has been withdrawn and no further comments are needed. Also, please disregard Proposal 9 as it was never an actual proposal.

Problem with an article you contributed to[edit]

Since I think you were the primary contributor, please see my comments at Talk:White_Stag_Leadership_Development_Program#Not_a_Good_Article. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 06:29, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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DYK RfC[edit]

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GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:

  • This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
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  • An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.

Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

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WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!

TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.

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GA Cup[edit]

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).

The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.

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WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup
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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

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Precious again[edit]

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School for Creative and Performing Arts
Thank you for creating quality performance articles such as School for Creative and Performing Arts and Monadnock Building, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:46, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 260th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:44, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

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Shimer motivation[edit]

Hey NH, I read your Shimer article many months back and recently reread it. Really nice work. I'm curious—what was your motivation to work on it? czar  20:49, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Shimer College copyedit[edit]


Thank you for the excellent copyedit! The page is much improved, thanks to your efforts. --Nasty Housecat (talk) 21:56, 24 February 2015 (UTC)