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The Bugle: Issue CIV, November 2014[edit]

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Nominations for the Military history Wikiproject's Historian and Newcomer of the Year Awards are now open![edit]

The Military history Wikiproject has opened nominations for the Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year. Nominations will be accepted until 13 December at 23:59 GMT, with voting to begin at 0:00 GMT 14 December. The voting will conclude on 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:35, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Nominations for the Military history Wikiproject's Historian and Newcomer of the Year Awards are now open![edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Nev,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Blackness Castle, Blackness, Scotland.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on December 26, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-12-26. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 19:56, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Crisco 1492. Nev1 (talk) 21:40, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Voting for the Military historian and Military newcomer of the year now open![edit]

Nominations for the military historian of the year and military newcomer of the year have now closed, and voting for the candidates has officially opened. All project members are invited to cast there votes for the Military historian and Military newcomer of the year candidates before the elections close at 23:59 December 21st. For the coordinators, TomStar81

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2015 Wikimedia photo competition[edit]

Probably too late for 2015, but has any thought been put into asking for interior pictures of listed (or other) buildings? Supermarket displays are quite ephemeral and worth recording. Modern kit makes this much more realistic to achieve than before, even without using flash. Most people take the external pic.SovalValtos (talk) 14:13, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CV, December 2014[edit]

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Happy Holidays[edit]

074 Frontal d'altar de Mosoll, els Reis d'Orient.jpg Happy Holidays
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. - Ealdgyth - Talk 15:06, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CVI, January 2015[edit]

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Grade II listed buildings in Kensington and Chelsea[edit]

Hello. Thank you for creating Grade I listed buildings in Kensington and Chelsea and Grade II* listed buildings in Kensington and Chelsea. Would you be able to create Grade II listed buildings in Kensington and Chelsea please?Zigzig20s (talk) 10:03, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

There's only 1,209 of them! Good luck! --Peter I. Vardy (talk) 11:09, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
You could break them up into several alphabetical lists, as was done for Brighton. I do think it is important to have the list.Zigzig20s (talk) 11:24, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps User:Hassocks5489 will want to help us?Zigzig20s (talk) 11:25, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
The tables were based on a database. I don't have a copy of it myself, but User:KTC might be able to help with producing lists. Nev1 (talk) 17:10, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
User:KTC: Would you like to help us with this please?Zigzig20s (talk) 07:46, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
@Zigzig20s: It would be easier if I hadn't only done it once or twice a year and half ago and has since completely forgotten how to generate the data, but here you go. -- KTC (talk) 15:43, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
User:KTC: This document is looking weird. Are you able to create the article please?Zigzig20s (talk) 16:01, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
@Zigzig20s: It's a comma-separated values file. Open it in any spreadsheet program to see it in tabular form with one listed building per row. I'm afraid not at the moment. Maybe at some indeterminate future I would find some time to do it, but not anytime soon. -- KTC (talk) 21:15, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Augustus[edit]

I would be very grateful if you could unprotect this article. It has been semi - protected for four years. 156.61.250.250 (talk) 16:47, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Sure, I've gone ahead and unprotected it though may reinstate protection if vandalism returns at a disruptive level. Nev1 (talk) 17:45, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. 156.61.250.250 (talk) 09:14, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Any thoughts?[edit]

Slack Roman fort or Slack Roman Fort? I used the first, I copied Castleshaw but I've found Bewcastle Roman Fort, Hardknott Roman Fort, Lunt Roman Fort, Ilkley Roman Fort and Strutt's Park Roman fort. As the Romans called it something else I thought it should be named like railway stations (Piccadilly railway station). Just wanted a second opinion. I suppose they ought to be named consistently. Forgot to say Hi, hope you are well. :) J3Mrs (talk) 09:42, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Ho J3Mrs, I'm keeping well - and keeping busy! Hope you're well too. My inclination with Roman forts would be much like yours: Leave fort lower case. It does end up looking a bit peculiar. I'm not sure if there's really a convention on it. Nev1 (talk) 20:30, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Ok my thoughts too. Somebody changed it but that's Wikipedia for you. I only asked as I know you're interested in castles. I have no idea where to look. Thanks anyway. J3Mrs (talk) 22:26, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CVII, February 2015[edit]

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Treaty of Louviers[edit]

If you have time, could you look over the Description section for improvements. Thanks.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 12:13, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Doug, I'll happily take a look. Nev1 (talk) 21:28, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
@Doug Coldwell: I think that section is very clear. The potential for things to get complicated is the second of those paragraphs, but I think it was handled well. It might be worth explaining in brackets what the Latin terms mean (or perhaps just swapping dominium for 'control'). Nev1 (talk) 22:15, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of Oval Books for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Oval Books is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Oval Books until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Primefac (talk) 14:18, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

List of scheduled monuments in Mendip[edit]

Hi, Your edit to List of scheduled monuments in Mendip removed a picture and references from Tithe Barn Pilton for no reason I could work out so I have reverted. Your edit summary said "(Semi-automated addition of image(s) and/or commonscat link(s) to monument list)" so I wondered if there was a problem with the gadget?— Rod talk 07:43, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

I'm the creator of the tool Nev1 used to make the edit and can confirm that this is a bug with it. I will work on a fix and hopefully have it out soon. Sorry for the error.--Dudemanfellabra (talk) 09:41, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
The fix was easier than I thought. This looks good to me. If you see anything else like this, let me know. Sorry again for the error!--Dudemanfellabra (talk) 10:02, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the fix.— Rod talk 16:38, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Hi both, thanks for fixing the tool and sorry for not picking up on that mistake in the first place. Nev1 (talk) 19:41, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
We've had a few more discussions about "bugs"/issues with using the tool on the Mendip list and List of scheduled monuments in West Somerset at User talk:Dudemanfellabra#Commons linker on List of scheduled monuments in West Somerset.— Rod talk 20:00, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/April 10, 2015[edit]

A summary of a Featured Article you nominated at WP:FAC will appear on the Main Page soon. I had to squeeze the summary down to around 1200 characters; was there anything I left out you'd like to see put back in? Could you check the article one more time before its day on the Main Page? - Dank (push to talk) 03:57, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi Dank, I'll take a look and get back to you. Nev1 (talk) 18:08, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Dank, the summary looks good to me, I don't think there's a desperate need to include more. Nev1 (talk) 16:23, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
Okay, great. Will I be seeing more of your castles soon? - Dank (push to talk) 18:36, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
As you might have gathered from how long it's taken me to reply(!) I'm a bit short of time at the moment. I can potter about a bit on castle articles here and there, but sadly the extra time needed for FAC quality may be a bit out of reach for the foreseeable future. That's the consequence of me being foolhardy and thinking I can juggle part-time post-graduate research with full-time work. But never say never, all it takes is the right castle. Nev1 (talk) 18:08, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Sounds like fun. Carry on. - Dank (push to talk) 18:34, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CVIII, March 2015[edit]

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Next meetups in North England[edit]

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Distorted map?[edit]

For this affectation map, we had removed it from Ming dynasty article, there are several other en.wiki articles still use it. Should we remove all? 98.112.79.59 (talk) 21:16, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

I know we discussed the issues with the map years ago, but I don't remember where. Do you have a link? Nev1 (talk) 18:04, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Other 4 articles use this history-distorted map: Arughtai, Treasure voyages, Yongle Emperor's campaigns against the Mongols, Öljei Temür Khan. We need to stop Chinese making false map. 98.112.79.59 (talk) 00:49, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CIX, April 2015[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CX, May 2015[edit]

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Hello from the team at Featured article review![edit]

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We are preparing to take a closer look at Featured articles promoted in 2004–2010 that may need a review. We started with a script-compiled list of older FAs that have not had a recent formal review. The next step is to prune the list by removing articles that are still actively maintained, up-to-date, and believed to meet current standards. We know that many of you personally maintain articles that you nominated, so we'd appreciate your help in winnowing the list where appropriate.

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PR request[edit]

Hi Nev1, can you spare sometime for this PR. Thanks, Vensatry (ping) 18:50, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi Vensatry, sorry for the long delay in replying. I had been hoping to get to this (which is why I hadn't responded earlier) but my to do list hasn't got any shorter in the space of three weeks. I don't think I'll have time to get round to this unfortunately. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Nev1 (talk) 20:43, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXI, June 2015[edit]

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Cadbury Castle, Somerset and missing page numbers[edit]

Hi, I've just started doing some expansion on Cadbury Castle, Somerset and noticed quite a few of the book sources are lacking page numbers. Do you have any of:

If so could you look up the relevant page numbers? Obviously any other ideas or edits for improvement would be great as I'd like to take this one to GAN sometime.— Rod talk 15:58, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXII, July 2015[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXIII, August 2015[edit]

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Editathon at a castle[edit]

Interested? Wikipedia:GLAM/Clitheroe Castle Museum. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 19:09, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Very much so, but I don't think I'll be able to make it sadly. I hope you enjoy it, Clitheroe is a nice little castle. Nev1 (talk) 18:19, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXIV, September 2015[edit]

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXV, October 2015[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:MacLellan's Castle 20080422 - entrance.jpg[edit]

A tag has been placed on File:MacLellan's Castle 20080422 - entrance.jpg requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F2 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is an image page for a missing or corrupt image or an empty image description page for a Commons-hosted image.

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The Bugle: Issue CXVI, November 2015[edit]

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GAR of Shakib Al Hasan[edit]

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Nominations for the Military history WikiProject historian and newcomer of the year awards now open![edit]

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It's that season again...[edit]

Saturnalia by Antoine Callet.jpg Happy Saturnalia
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 17:27, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXVII, December 2015[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXVIII, January 2016[edit]

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Your recent edit on Mustafizur Rahman[edit]

I undone your last edit on Mustafizur Rahman. A part of your copyediting enhanced an error. What I am more concerned about is what made you remove some words. Feel free to neglect my comments. Ikhtiar H (talk) 12:44, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Ikhtiar H. Good work on getting Mustafizur's article to GA status. It's good to see an important player getting some attention. I removed some text because I thought the tone didn't quite fit with an encyclopedic writing style. So in the bit which reads "He was embraced heavily in his outset" it's unclear what embraced heavily means. Does it mean he's a fan favourite or that he is well regarded by his team mates? Nev1 (talk) 12:51, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
@Nev1: It implies both cases but he mostly dominated the native media. Can you please raise the importance scale on both Bangladesh and cricket wikiprojects? Ikhtiar H (talk) 12:55, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
I'm happy changing the importance for the cricket project (and have done so), but am not familiar with WikiProject Bangladeh's importance scale so won't change that. Nev1 (talk) 12:59, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Wales[edit]

I thought I should bring your attention to this. [1] as there are several areas within your interest. SovalValtos (talk) 19:24, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXIX, February 2016[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXX, March 2016[edit]

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DYK for Newcastle Emlyn Castle[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 18 April 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Newcastle Emlyn Castle, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that sixty oxen were used to haul the siege engine that helped force Newcastle Emlyn Castle (pictured) to surrender in 1287? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Newcastle Emlyn Castle. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Newcastle Emlyn Castle), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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The Bugle: Issue CXXI, April 2016[edit]

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Precious anniversary[edit]

Four years ago ...
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World Heritage and good sports
... you were recipient
no. 138 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:48, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Thank you :-) Nev1 (talk) 19:01, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for today's Brougham Castle! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:11, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Five years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:29, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: A lovely reminder to start the week! Nev1 (talk) 11:08, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXII, May–June 2016[edit]

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Drone photograph[edit]

Hi! I should be interested in your opinion on this photograph. Cheers. --Peter I. Vardy (talk) 09:29, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

Chepstow photos[edit]

Thanks for uploading recent photos in and around Chepstow. I've removed the one of the Wye bridge, simply because - although more recent - it was taken on a disappointingly grey day and - more importantly - shows the temporary scaffolding that was on the bridge for a few months in 2015/16 for repairs and repainting, but which was removed some time ago. It's not far from me, so I could take a new even more up-to-date photo, on a bright day, and put it up before the bicentenary celebrations later this month. Ghmyrtle (talk) 16:23, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

Fair enough, might be nice for something in Tim for the anniversary. Nev1 (talk) 17:28, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXIII, July 2016[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXIV, August 2016[edit]

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FAC voluntary mentoring scheme[edit]

During a recent lengthy discussion on the WP:FAC talkpage, several ideas were put forward as to how this procedure could be improved, particularly in making it more user-friendly towards first-time nominees. The promotion rate for first-timers at FAC is depressingly low – around 16 percent – which is a cause for concern. To help remedy this, Mike Christie and I, with the co-operation of the FAC coordinators, have devised a voluntary mentoring scheme, in which newcomers will guided by more experienced editors through the stages of preparation and submission of their articles. The general format of the scheme is explained in more detail on Wikipedia: Mentoring for FAC, which also includes a list of editors who have indicated that they are prepared to act as mentors.

Would you be prepared to take on this role occasionally? If so, please add your name to the list. By doing so you incur no obligation; it will be entirely for you to decide how often and on which articles you want to act in this capacity. We anticipate that the scheme will have a trial run for a few months before we appraise its effectiveness. Your participation will be most welcome. Brianboulton (talk) 21:35, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Many thanks for signing up. The response from would-be mentors has been most encouraging. Schemes like this are often slow to take off, and it may be a while before we know if it's working. But with this level of support, including that of many of our most experienced FA editors, I think it has every chance. Brianboulton (talk) 16:51, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
It's a good idea and I hope the mentoring goes well. I think the number of people signing up is important as it shows people want to help. Thanks for the invite, I probably wouldn't have put my name forward otherwise since I was unsure how much time I'll have to mentor. Nev1 (talk) 18:18, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Military history WikiProject coordinator election[edit]

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Deva Victrix[edit]

Hey I wanted to talk to you about putting Deva Victrix up for FAC, as you were a main contributor, I mistakenly made the FAC without consulting anyone, I was directed towards you for advice and mentoring, as this is my first FAC. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 02:27, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi Iazyges, no worries. It's strange to think that went to FAC 8 years ago. It would be great to see it go through FAC. I'll take part in the peer review and we'll work out what needs to be done. Nev1 (talk) 09:45, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, on a semi related note do you have any idea how to fix it when your notifications say "Failed to fetch notifications?" Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 11:55, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
That's a new one to me! Perhaps go to Special:Notifications and see if things appear there. Nev1 (talk) 15:20, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
By the way Iazyges, do you have access to a library which might have sources about Deva, or perhaps some access through the Wikipedia Library? Nev1 (talk) 16:31, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
@Nev1: I have access to adam matthews, ill check if they have anything on britain. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 20:46, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
@Nev1: Do you feel Deva victrix is ready? Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 19:12, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
Hi Iazyes, sorry I didn't get round to leaving comments over the weekend, I'm working on some now. Nev1 (talk) 19:14, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, I admit I myself haven't been incredibly focused on it. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 19:14, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

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Talk:Grade I listed buildings in Herefordshire[edit]

Have added a question at the above and would be very grateful for advice.KJP1 (talk) 10:56, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Just my failing eyesight! Apologies and please ignore. KJP1 (talk) 10:58, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
A problem which fixes itself is my favourite sort. Keep up the good work with those church articles - St Catherine's is a striking place. Nev1 (talk) 11:03, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. It does indeed look astonishing. Despite living in Monmouthshire for years, I never went. This must be rectified. Best regards, KJP1 (talk) 11:09, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

You still around?[edit]

Could do with your sensible opinion over at Liverpool regarding the lede. Koncorde (talk) 14:38, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

@Koncorde: More or less, at least when I can. I'll see if I've got time on Saturday to take a look if it's still a like issues. Nev1 (talk) 19:27, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
I tried to engage, but was effectively accused of "political" bias. Much of it is fine, but it's poorly phrased in current format and any suggestion I make is rejected as some kind of anti-Liverpool bias. Between you and RichardGUK I could always get a sensible opinion. Koncorde (talk) 22:56, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

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Articles on living people[edit]

Hi there. I came across two articles you created on living people (Nazma Akter and Sminu Jindal) and added Category:Living people. As the category page says, this helps the articles be tracked by various processes and watched for vandalism. Dropping you a note for future reference for any more WP:BLP article creations. Carcharoth (talk) 18:51, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy Saturnalia![edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Blackness Castle, Scotland[edit]

Hello Nev1-

An image you originally nominated for FP has been nominated for a delist and replace. The link to the current nomination is above if you would like to comment.--Godot13 (talk) 09:56, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

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Brougham Castle scheduled for TFA[edit]

This is to let you know that the Brougham Castle article has been scheduled as today's featured article for February 19, 2017. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/February 19, 2017, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1100 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 10:23, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

@Jimfbleak: Thanks for letting me know! Nev1 (talk) 11:49, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

Several user rights changes you made[edit]

Hello Nev1, Last year you overrode extended confirmed autopromote requirements for this batch of editors. Is this still required or can they be reset to normal? — xaosflux Talk 15:32, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Hi Xaosflux, I gave the right to students so they could publish articles using the Content Translation Tool. They're studying MSc translation studies, so no fear of the text not being up to standard! The module resumes this month so I'd like the rights to be left in place a bit longer. Nev1 (talk) 11:45, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, they probably won't know to avoid arbcom restricted topic pages - but if they are focusing on course related items unlikely to wander in to them. — xaosflux Talk 15:53, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

March Madness 2017[edit]

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Monnow Bridge - a favour[edit]

Dear Nev1, I pushed the above to Peer review, as I'd really like some feedback prior to FAC. However, it's languishing just at the moment. If you've got time, and the subject's of interest, I'd really appreciate any comments/suggestions you may have. Best regards. KJP1 (talk) 06:28, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi KJP1, the article looks in good nick. I'll see what I can do. Nev1 (talk) 11:12, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks - and much appreciated. KJP1 (talk) 13:23, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
Very grateful. A thorough review and excellent suggestions. I shall follow up asap and they'll much improve the article. Tied up at the present with a GAR I've picked up but it won't be long. Then, I think I'll push on to FAC. And delighted you enjoyed it! If I can ever return the favour, just ping. All the best. KJP1 (talk) 18:49, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Monnow Bridge - again![edit]

Dear Nev1, now at FAC, where it is generating some, very helpful, interest. I'm ploughing through the comments. If you had time to re-visit, it would again be greatly appreciated. All best wishes. KJP1 (talk) 13:27, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Many thanks indeed for the support - and for taking it through Peer Review. I think we're nearly there and, if we are, it'll be a nice little Monmouthshire FA. Best regards. KJP1 (talk) 15:38, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
It looks like it's getting close, and the FAC process has helped push the quality further. Fingers crossed it passes, the subject certainly deserves a good article. Nev1 (talk) 15:46, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 19, 2017[edit]

Castle has been scheduled for the above date as today's featured article. I'd appreciate it if you could check the article one more time to make sure it's up-to-date. You're welcome but not obligated to edit the main page text; I'll be trimming it to around 1100 characters. Thanks! - Dank (push to talk) 00:27, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Rescheduled for the 19th. - Dank (push to talk) 01:23, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
@Dank: Thanks for letting me know, I'll give the text a once over before 19 July. Nev1 (talk) 15:23, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for this castle of an article, appearing on the birthday of the man who wrote The Castle! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:16, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Deletion OA pages[edit]

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@ClaraDCT: Hello, I had started to undelete the articles but forgot to finish it off. Sorry about that, I'll sort that today! Nev1 (talk) 11:04, 2 August 2017 (UTC)
If you remember, please feel free to remove the AFD tags when you undelete these articles, as they pop at WP:BADAFD and confuse the bot. I can clean up any you miss. Thanks! UltraExactZZ Said ~ Did 12:57, 2 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks @Ultraexactzz:, much appreciated. I'll try to remove the tags as I go along (hopefully I shouldn't miss too many). Nev1 (talk) 13:24, 2 August 2017 (UTC)
@ClaraDCT: @Ultraexactzz: @John Cummings: Ok, I think that should be all the pages restored as drafts. Nev1 (talk) 14:24, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

Invitation to Admin confidence survey[edit]

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Featured articles candidates[edit]

Hi there! I saw you listed as interested in archaeology and medieval history under Wikipedia:Mentoring for FAC#Mentors, and hoped that I could ask you about three articles that have just passed GA. The real question is whether they have a shot at becoming FAs? They are all relatively short articles on minor subjects, yet cover all the literature on each.

  1. Guilden Morden boar
  2. Tjele helmet fragment
  3. Gevninge helmet fragment

Thanks for any feedback! --Usernameunique (talk) 02:14, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

2017 Military history WikiProject Coordinator election[edit]

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