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August 2011[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Ameristralia[edit]

Hello Newyorkadam,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Ameristralia for deletion, because the article doesn't clearly say why the subject is important enough to be included in an encyclopedia.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Thanks, Barney the barney barney (talk) 16:35, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

  • More to the point, Ameristralia does not exist - the article is based on a joke Reddit page. That's why I have deleted it. - Mike Rosoft (talk) 17:39, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

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List of HIV-positive people[edit]

Please DO NOT make moves like this. Notability is implicit in all 'people' lists, and all you will succceed in doing is creating work for others when the article is moved back. AndyTheGrump (talk) 22:41, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

List of first black Major League Baseball players by team[edit]

(Copied from User talk:64.85.217.209, moved here since I have a dynamic IP.)

Hey, I don't really understand you reverting my edit on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_first_black_Major_League_Baseball_players_by_team .

Isn't it by players that joined, not by team they joined? Why can't you list two players from one team?


Newyorkadam (talk) 14:30, 18 September 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam

Hello, Newyorkadam! I have a dynamic IP so it changes every time I log off; I've move the discussion to your talk page so it won't be overlooked. The list isn't a chronological list of when black players joined each team; rather it is a list of when the first black player joined each team. Since Aaron joined the Braves several years after Jethroe, and Jethroe is already on the list as the Braves' franchise first black player, Aaron's entry on the list is out of place. Please respond here and I'll check back for a few days in case you have a follow up question. Rgrds. --64.85.214.46 (talk) 20:24, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

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Oh, thanks, I get it. Just wondering, why don't you just make an account and then what IP you're using doesn't matter? Newyorkadam (talk) 17:48, 3 October 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam

Google and Yosemite[edit]

In the Department of Irony, did you see that Google's commemorating Yosemite today? Acroterion (talk) 14:41, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, haha. That's why I originally posted it, I clicked on the Google doodle and it searched 'Yosemite National Park'. The News articles that popped up were talking about how it shut down. Newyorkadam (talk) 23:53, 1 October 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam
That explains why the vandals (present company excepted, obviously) have been hitting the article and not other park articles. I ended up having to protect the article. I do think there might be something in a couple of days to add to the budget section of National Park Service, given the proposals that have been floated to fund the NPS separately (i.e, pay for the popular government programs) and the perennial coverage that the parks receive when the government shuts down as one of the most visible manifestations of these budget fights. Acroterion (talk) 03:09, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
How do I report someone who's vandalizing articles? Here's someone who only vandalized the Yosemite National Park article, but seems to be a good contributor otherwise: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/15.203.233.75 Newyorkadam (talk) 17:47, 3 October 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam
You'd go to WP:AIV, which deals with vandalism, though in general admins will only act after three or four strikes and appropriate warnings. In this case the IP is registered to Hewlett Packard and is probably shared by many users, so I'd assume that the Yosemite edit is a one-off by someone who was fooling around. In any case, one incident is usually just reverted and ignored. A pattern of all bad edits, or rapid vandalism, would be addressed with a block if warnings fail. Acroterion (talk) 22:28, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
Ah, thanks! So I went to the page you sent me to, and I found out how to report someone. I understand everything except for this:
"Anonymous Users (IP addresses):
Registered Users:
1: What do the "IPvandal" and "Vandal" parts mean? I understand the IP address and username part.
2: Why do you need to state a reason for reporting someone who isn't registered, but for someone who is registered you don't have to?
Thanks for all your help! =)
(Writing it isn't working just look at the source and you'll understand)Newyorkadam (talk) 01:50, 4 October 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam
It's a good example of Wikipedia's user-unfriendly interface and cumbersome reporting methods. If you've got an IP who's causing problems you'd copy the IPvandal example below the line, replacing IPaddress with the IP and tagging a short reason. The vandal report would use the username instead, and it also requires a reasoning. I think the distinction is just a technical limitation, as in principle there should be no difference. However, my (and other admins') treatment of IPs is different from registered users, as IPs with a modest history of vandalism and a first offense would get blocked for maybe 31 hours (to prevent them from coming back at the same time the next day and picking up where they left off), and assuming that the IP address will turn over to someone else eventually. Registered users with a pattern of nothing but vandalism tend to be indefinitely blocked as vandalism-only accounts, whereas an IP would very rarely be indef-blocked. Repeat offenders get blocked for longer terms, usually increasing by factors of 2 or 3 for successive blocks, especially when they appear to be the same person. School IPs are routinely blocked for long terms, up to a year, if they are consistent sources of vandalism (you can see IP registration through the WHOIS button, though it's often inconclusive). Acroterion (talk) 03:55, 4 October 2013 (UTC)
I just reported someone, do Admins automatically check the page? Just wondering, how did you know so quickly I edited the Yosemite page? I'm currently using Lupin's anti-vandal tool.

AIV reports[edit]

Hello. Please note that it is not necessary to report editors to AIV for one recent bad edit, especially if they're IP addresses that have edited once in the last three years. Instead, try to warn them accordingly, and report the ones that continue vandalizing after receiving a full set of warnings. Let me know if you have any questions. Best, m.o.p 20:54, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

How do I warn a user? Thanks in advance! Newyorkadam (talk) 21:00, 20 October 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam
There are multiple ways; the 'old-fashioned' way would be copying the relevant warning from here onto the user's talk page. For example, if someone just vandalized a page and it's their first edit, you'd use {{uw-vandalism1}}.
If you'd like to automate the process, you can use tools like Twinkle or Huggle that make parts of the process easier.
One thing to note about IP addresses; while some of them are static and are only used by one editor, an overwhelming majority of them are shared between users (for example, at a library, school, or business). If you encounter an IP address which just vandalized a page and see that it has previous warnings on its talk page, check the date on the warnings; generally, if they're more than a week old, and unless there's an identifiable pattern to the user's edits, it's safe to assume good faith and issue a new set of warnings that treat the editor like a new user. If they ignore those warnings and keep disrupting, you're safe to report them to AIV.
Hope that helps! Best, m.o.p 21:12, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
Ah, thanks for the information! :) Newyorkadam (talk) 21:15, 20 October 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Anytime. Thank you for helping maintain Wikipedia! Cheers. m.o.p 21:45, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
Responding to your request on my talkpage, what m.o.p. said. Most of the time a warning will stop the problem and will remind the vandals that we're watching them. It sometimes comes as a shock to people that it's not really so easy to mess with the 'pedia, and most people really aren't being malicious, at least not seriously. There are relatively few occasions where I'll block someone without any warning at all, they'd have to show themselves to be irredeemable through gross libel or be an obvious repeat offender. I saw the Yosemite edit because it was on my watchlist, as I've done a lot of work on National Park Service articles. Acroterion (talk) 19:22, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
Ah, thanks for clearing that up! :) Newyorkadam (talk) 23:44, 21 October 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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Your submission at Articles for creation: HabitRPG (November 13)[edit]

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Hi there[edit]

Hi there Could you please check my references for "Conyers Baronets" article - I had wished to put page 19 with the reference to "Bowes'" on it - but I have done it wrong and tha actual Page 23 - not 19- gets shown. This reference is the last one I did before your king fix up. I do hope this makes sense Cheers Mike — Preceding unsigned comment added by 110.149.168.121 (talk) 09:08, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi there. Please see above - it is Reference number 5. I do hope this helps - can you fix up how it should be done please? cheers Milke

Hi there Mike! I changed the reference to page 19 as asked: the problem was that it said
"http://books.google.com.au/books?id=7a8KAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA23&dq=sir+ralph+conyers++eventual+heiress+jane+blakiston+burkes&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cp-ZUr2FKMHIkAWorIGQBQ&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=sir%20ralph%20conyers%20%20eventual%20heiress%20jane%20blakiston%20burkes&f=false"
I changed it to
"http://books.google.com.au/books?id=7a8KAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA19&dq=sir+ralph+conyers++eventual+heiress+jane+blakiston+burkes&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cp-ZUr2FKMHIkAWorIGQBQ&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=sir%20ralph%20conyers%20%20eventual%20heiress%20jane%20blakiston%20burkes&f=false"
Unrelated: In the future please press 'New section' at the top of my Talk page, as this makes a new section so I can organize what's on my talk page better. Also, in the future please sign your comments. This can be done through putting four tildes (~)'s at the end of your message. Thanks for the question!! :) Newyorkadam (talk) 09:22, 30 November 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Thankyou so much
Could you please do one more check to see if it is all OK with the conyers Baronets page. I will try to contact you correctly next time. Thanks again
Mike — Preceding unsigned comment added by 110.149.168.121 (talk) 09:28, 30 November 2013 (UTC)
I'll do a check! Just so you know, there's a live IRC help channel available if you ever have a quick question--you can access it here! Newyorkadam (talk) 09:33, 30 November 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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Player FA[edit]

No particular player in mind - User:Brambleberry of RiverClan and I are working on improving Cole Hamels to GA status. We could go for FA after that, if you want to join the team. Go Phightins! 23:28, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Of course! What do you want me to do first? Unrelated, hear about Halladay? Newyorkadam (talk) 23:36, 9 December 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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Minor Alteration to the article 'The Rats in the Walls'[edit]

Some months ago I was reading up on my H.P. Lovecraft. I checked out a few wiki articles on his works and became drawn to the short story 'The Rats in the Walls'. I enjoyed the tale immensely, partly because of how well it was written but also because of how quaint the language was, in comparison to present English. Granted some of it could no longer be considered politically correct, for example the name of the chief character's favourite cat: Nigger Man. Now obviously this is a fairly poor name for a cat, and in fact it was changed in later releases to 'Black Tom'. However I fail to understand the necessity of the removal of this name from the article in question. Granted near the end the fact that the cat was originally named 'Nigger Man' is mentioned, also the fact that it was later changed to 'Black Tom'. It reminds me of the Agatha Christie story, 'Ten Little Niggers'. The book underwent numerous revisions of its title, quite recently transitioning from 'Ten Little Soldiers' to the somewhat more curious 'And Then There Were None'.

My point is that when I originally visited this article the name of 'Nigger Man' was plain to see, if nothing else being a historical curiosity from a time when people were more ignorant than they are now. Noticing it absent (until near the end of the article) I corrected it, imagining that no-one would mind nor care. Within a short time however Newyorkadam removed my edit, stating that it was not constructive.

I put it to you now: Was it constructive? Possibly not. Was it closer to how the article had been when I last visited the page? Yes. Wikipedia is supposed to be a universally accessible encyclopedia, filled with facts and information about countless subjects. What is the point in retroactively removing the word 'nigger' from material in which it was not intended to cause offence, or, if it was intended to cause offence how much more important is it to retain the original language in order to better understand the ignorance of our forebears?

Ladies and gentlemen, I do not expect this poor argument of mine (if you can even call it that) to hold any sway with you, but in my madness I felt it necessary to make some remark after my edit was removed.

Peace be with you all,

Antonius Varus.

You're right, and I'm sorry for me reverting your edit. In the future, if you decide to change it back, please write "Black Tom (previously called 'Nigger Man')". I use anti-vandalism tools that automatically detect possible vandalism and at first glance, your edit appeared to be vandalism.
Thanks for telling me, and I hope you continue to contribute positively to Wikipedia! Newyorkadam (talk) 03:25, 17 December 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam

Edit to Euphonium article[edit]

Newyorkadam, I did leave a description of my actions in the edit history. I apologize if you feel my edit was not a positive contribution to Wikipedia. However, there was some content on the euphonium page that was poorly placed, and I was simply moving it to a more appropriate position.

I apologize for the inconvenience.BassHero55 (talk) 00:30, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Ah, very sorry about that! I use huggle to detect vandalism, and for some reason edit summaries aren't showing up. I'll delete the warning on your talk page. I generally move through possible vandalism very quickly; upon further investigation I wouldn't have made that revert. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, sorry! :) 00:33, 18 December 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam
I'm also reverting my revert on the article.
Thank you for reverting the change, Newyorkadam. I'm pretty new to Wikipedia, and having one of my first significant changes reverted was kind of scary, honestly. Have a good night, I guess. BassHero55 (talk) 00:45, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
I'm fairly new to Wikipedia too :) If you ever have a question don't be afraid to ask :D Newyorkadam (talk) 00:59, 18 December 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam

yooooo[edit]

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hey, i saw that you edited my edit when i changed something to "vaginas" and you just won me $10, a friend of mine said that i could just change something to anything random and it would go unnoticed but i was like nah, people will see it, you can trust wikipedia with that stuff Mogar livingston (talk) 23:52, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, my first award! :D And it's about vaginas :o In the future please don't vandalize; consider contributing :D Leave me a message if you need any help! Newyorkadam (talk) 23:58, 18 December 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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Happy holiday season....[edit]

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Damn need a few of these after a frenetic year and Xmas. Hope yours is a good one....Cheers, Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:45, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, have a great year Cas :) Newyorkadam (talk) 22:19, 30 December 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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The Signpost: 25 December 2013[edit]

Hi Sir[edit]

Where are you theses day? I have been looking around for you.I hope all is well. Further I have created a new article here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Kota . Please guide me for the article.

With best regards Saxenanishank (talk) 05:34, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi Saxenanishank, I'll check out that page when I get the time. Thanks for the heads up! Newyorkadam (talk) 19:46, 29 December 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam


Barnstar Thanks! Reply[edit]

Thank you for the barnstar. I am happy to say that your barnstar was the first one I received in the several years editing and article creation on Wikipedia. It is much appreciated. ruben jc ZEORYMER (talk) 00:31, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

It's good to let people know and congratulate them when they do good work :) Newyorkadam (talk) 05:06, 30 December 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Oops. Sorry about that oversight. I have altered the captions to flow with the content. ruben jc ZEORYMER (talk) 21:11, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks :) Newyorkadam (talk) 21:14, 30 December 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam
The error was mine. Appreciate the comments on my userpage, although I can not take the credit for the coding: the sectional design was based on an older Wikipedia user. ruben jc ZEORYMER (talk) 21:34, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
My pleasure :) Newyorkadam (talk) 21:37, 30 December 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam

Please explain: User:Ladymellifluous was reviewed by Newyorkadam[edit]

I received the notification User:Ladymellifluous was reviewed by Newyorkadam. What does it mean? Please explain, I'm rather new here. Ladymellifluous (talk) 01:25, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

It pretty much means that I checked the page and said it was o.k., and that it isn't abusive in some way (e.g. being hateful or threatening people). It didn't change the page in any way. Newyorkadam (talk) 05:05, 30 December 2013 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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Thank you, you too :) Newyorkadam (talk) 17:58, 1 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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Untitled post #1[edit]

I never meant for it to be submitted into the, "articles for creation". When researching on wiki, I realized I could move my own articles directly into the main space, and that is what I was trying to do. Clearly, I am a total newb at this. Sorry. Rachel Polant 03:30, 10 January 2014 (UTC)Rachel Polant — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rachel Polant (talkcontribs)

It's ok :) You don't even have to use articles for creation, but it's good to help you learn about Wikipedia and its policies. If you really feel it's ready you can technically move it out of Articles for Creation without breaking any rules. Also, at the end of your posts on talk pages, please add four tildes (~) like so: "~~~~". This will automatically sign your comments :D Newyorkadam (talk) 03:48, 10 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! I actually really like Wikipedia, but it feels a bit like Oz. Maybe that's why I enjoy it. How do I move it? Thanks again ;)
Rachel Polant 03:56, 10 January 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rachel Polant (talkcontribs)
It's a fairly confusing process, so I'll do it, but I have to do some work for school now. If it's ok with you, I'll do it tomorrow. If it's urgent I can do it now though. Newyorkadam (talk) 04:32, 10 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Tomorrow is fine. I appreciate your help. Thanks again :) I think I know how, but I'll get in trouble again ;) I think you hit move, then choose article, change name to, "Sandy Kronenberg" enter reason, and then save. I could be wrong. Rachel Polant 04:40, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
You're absolutely right, but I messed something up somewhere when I moved your article to the Articles for Creation page. I'll need to sort it out tomorrow :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 04:50, 10 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
) Cool --Rachel Polant 04
55, 10 January 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rachel Polant (talkcontribs)
Sorry for butting in, but I spotted what has happened and I'll do the move once the admins have cleared the additional pages created by Newyorkadam out of the way. Rankersbo (talk) 10:00, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Rankersbo, I'll try to get an admin to clear the pages tonight. -Newyorkadam (talk) 12:39, 10 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Nevermind, User:RHaworth fixed it up I think :D -Newyorkadam (talk) 12:40, 10 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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DYK for Asus Transformer Book Duet[edit]

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DYK for Mills Community House[edit]

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The welcome[edit]

Thanks, I appreciate it. 173.171.118.119 (talk) 04:01, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

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Dijon[edit]

No, your reversion to the previous versions does not at all appear constructive, because it returns several statements that are simply false, as well as destroying much time consuming work. Since there was an intervening correction (a period), I cannot simply revert your errors. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.224.103.123 (talk) 16:17, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

I reverted this edit, which does not appear to be constructive. I'm not sure why you made that edit, but whatever. The tool I'm using to revert edits automatically reverted all of your other edits, and I'm sorry about that. Either way, I've fixed the problems and you're all good to go. Sorry for the confusion! -Newyorkadam (talk) 16:21, 19 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
I actually reverted that edit myself (so I guess we both reverted). I was unsuccessfully trying to fix a layout problem where the "Culture" title was overlapping with a photo. I now assume that apparently partly depends on the browser.
When you sent me your first message with the link to your edits, it showed ALL my corrections erased, and said I could not revert. I was a bit upset. Thanks for fixing that.
David from Dijon — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.224.103.123 (talk) 16:44, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
So it's all good now? Do you need help with anything else? Consider creating an account :D -Newyorkadam (talk) 16:48, 19 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Thanks for the offer of aid. I've actually joined a few times over the years, but I use so many computers & connections, it's nice to forget about passwords for once. I'm an old Internet hand, having been on the third connection of ARPANET at UC Santa Barbara long before WWW and wikis. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.224.103.123 (talk) 17:04, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
Ah, that's very cool! Once again, if you ever need anything, don't hesitate to ask me or anyone else! I'm also online a lot on the IRC channel #wikipedia-en-help connect if you ever want live help :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 17:23, 19 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
I've reverted the page to what I consider the correct revision. Could you please contact me if you have doubts or problems with this version, or edit only the errors you find, rather than erasing all my edits? I will likely continue working on the page, trying to transform it into a real encyclopedia entry, rather than the rather random haphazard collection of additions it has become, perhaps using the French wiki page and other sources as a guide, even though I am pretty much an expert on the subject. Thanks, David 82.224.103.123 (talk) 15:24, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
I never meant to cause any harm to the article, I can assure you that. Misteaks happen. If you need any help on the article don't be afraid to ask :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 15:25, 21 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
No accusation intended!  ;-) I miss my steaks all the time. Thanks 82.224.103.123 (talk) 15:33, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

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A page you started (Brachymeles bonitae) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating Brachymeles bonitae, Newyorkadam!

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Opportunity to collaborate[edit]

Hi. I've been editing since 2005 but with long gaps of inactivity and only a couple of articles I personally created or wrote the bulk of, but I have wanted to do more...for years I've been planning to write an article on the History of pharmacy in the United States, which doesn't yet exist, and this week I have begun building it in earnest in my userspace: History of pharmacy in the United States. When I popped into the #wikipedia-en IRC to poke around for possible collaborators, User:Howicus mentioned you as someone who might be interested. So I thought I'd ask.... Keep wiki'ing on, NickDupree (talk) 02:51, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Sure, I'm interested :) What should I do first? -Newyorkadam (talk) 03:11, 22 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
It's an important topic, and the academic sources on pharmacy's development, and what it reveals about American history and the history of medicine, are extensive and rich. But I have barely incorporated two sources and I already might be getting too long-winded... see if there are obvious/glaring concise phrasings that I've overlooked, and maybe you have great sources you'd like to add? Every little bit helps. —NickDupree (talk) 03:50, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
I'll look around :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 04:02, 22 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Thanks so much! —NickDupree (talk) 06:02, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi, could you send me that NY college of pharmacy article again? its previous link doesn't work. That particular piece is especially useful for my article, as it is the earliest example I've seen so far of licensed pharmacists talking smack about the unlicensed (U.S.-wise). NickDupree (talk) 21:53, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
@NickDupree: I don't remember which article it was, and I did a search on the website (BigChalk/ProQuest historical newspapers) for 'new york college of pharmacy' and there's hundreds of articles. On IRC your username is NickDupree right? I'll talk to you on there. -Newyorkadam (talk) 22:30, 22 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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In case you didn't see the note I left on Ed's talkpage, we can run the contest special report this week. Just make sure it's ready by Wednesday. –Mabeenot (talk) 22:04, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

It definitely will be! It'll probably be ready for copyedit by tomorrow :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 22:05, 26 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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DYK for Brachymeles bonitae[edit]

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WikiCup 2014 January newsletter[edit]

The 2014 WikiCup is off to a flying start, with, at time of writing, 138 participants. The is the largest number of participants we have seen since 2010. If you are yet to join the competition, don't worry- the judges have agreed to keep the signups open for a few more days. By a wide margin, our current leader is newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose set of 14 featured pictures, the first FPs of the competition, was worth 490 points. Here are some more noteworthy scorers:

Featured articles, featured lists, featured topics and featured portals are yet to play a part in the competition. The judges have removed a number of submissions which were deemed ineligible. Typically, we aim to see work on a project, followed by a nomination, followed by promotion, this year. We apologise for any disappointment caused by our strict enforcement this year; we're aiming to keep the competition as fair as possible.

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Hamels[edit]

I have written season reviews for 2007 - 2010. Do you want to take 2011 - 13? Go Phightins! 21:58, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

@Go Phightins!: Sure! I'll do them soon, but it might not be today. -Newyorkadam (talk) 22:00, 3 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Sounds good, and no rush. Btw, for 2011, we need to be sure to cover the Phour Aces stuff with Oswalt, Halladay, Lee, and Hamels. two sources. Go Phightins! 22:04, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
FYI - I also wrote up 2013, leaving only 2011-12 before I am comfortable with a GAN. Go Phightins! 20:19, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
@Go Phightins!: Thanks. I didn't forget about my parts-- I've been busy with the Tyop Contest. I'll probably get it done tonight. -Newyorkadam (talk) 20:31, 7 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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Tyop Contest Judging[edit]

Hi Newyork. We might need more judges for the tyop contest because with users using AWB and the like we might have up to a 1,000 edits to judge a day so we might need more than 2 high schools students to judge this. so maybe we should do more scouting for experienced users willing to judge.--Jeffrd10 (talk) 14:02, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

@Jeffrd10: I agree. I've been trying to find s'more judges to no avail. Any ideas? -Newyorkadam (talk) 14:42, 4 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Try Putting a request for more Judges on the Project page mabey or do more asking around on Irc.--Jeffrd10 (talk) 14:45, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
@Jeffrd10: Yeah, I'll probably just keep asking at IRC. -Newyorkadam (talk) 14:45, 4 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

I would like to volunteer to be a judge. Please contact me at my talk page with more info on how to take part as a judge. Thanks! Carriearchdale (talk) 04:34, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi Newyork!

I was testing judging an entry under John of Reading's section. It was supposed to be number 121, and I tried to put the aye tag, but I am not sure I did it correctly since the numbered theme seemed broken. Can you take a peak at it? Let me know. If I can learn to judge them completely correctly, I will be glad to do a bunch more. Please let me know! I hope you have a great New York type of day or state of mind... Isn't that a SONG? ...but I digress......

Let me know, please. Thanks, Carriearchdale (talk) 21:34, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

@Carriearchdale: Hi Carrie- the problem was that you put empty lines before the entry, which caused the numbering to restart. And yes... it is a song :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 20:36, 7 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

Tyop contest[edit]

Might be that you're planning to do so later, but because of your edit summary of "judging done for all listed", I figured I'd point out that while you've checked the edits, you haven't yet updated the scores. ;) AddWittyNameHere (talk) 21:18, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

@AddWittyNameHere: Yeah, I kinda stopped updating the scores for now. You can get a basic gist of how many points everyone has by looking at the number of diffs they have. I'll just update the current scores at the end of the contest, maybe halfway through. And by the way, I saw your request for AWB, presumably for the contest. I'm asking around on IRC (which I think you should join :) for someone to give you access. -Newyorkadam (talk) 21:22, 6 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
For general help in fixing typos, but yes, it would be useful for the contest as well, just not the sole reason for requesting it. I'll think about joining IRC.
If you want, I can run through the list of entries every other day and update the scores. So long as I don't have to do the updating of the lists and checking the edits, just counting points assuming 1 if no other info given, otherwise as listed behind them, would not be all that much work.
Current score would be Newyorkadam - 0; Jamesmcmahon0 - 189 (for the first 120 listed edits, the rest do not seem to have been checked yet); Chris857 - 18; TheOriginalSoni - 0; Casliber - (still) 28; Ramakoudsoud2000 - 0; The Triple M - 0; AddWittyNameHere - 50; Roberticus - you have it listed as 32, but assuming that both edits marked with a questionmark are invalid, the score would actually be 30; John of Reading - 207 (for the first 121 listed edits; rest not yet checked); GoingBatty - 83 (only first 65 edits are checked, so score is only for those).
Note: GoingBatty's 16th edit does not have any bonus points listed afterwards, despite having multiple corrections in it. Have not taken this into account in the score, nor have I checked other edits to see if any points were missed. AddWittyNameHere (talk) 21:53, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
@AddWittyNameHere: If you want, feel free to update the current score. I counted 49 for you-- did you see the X'd off one? Just a note to clarify, if it says +2, that mean the one point from the check, then add one. So if I have 'Green tickY +2', I have two points, not three. I'll check on Batty's 16th edit, thanks for telling me. -Newyorkadam (talk) 22:52, 6 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Yes, that's how I counted. Well, it's what it boils down to, anyway. Mathematically it's more along the lines of (number of edits checked one way or another) - (number of edits not accepted) + (bonus points as listed -1 each (because that first point already falls under the first category)) = points. And yes, I saw that. What happened is that I accidentally counted one of the bonus-points twice. Will update tomorrow, after I get a chance to re-check while not suffering from a severe headache. Less chance of stupid mistakes that way. AddWittyNameHere (talk) 23:29, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
@AddWittyNameHere: Hope you feel better :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 00:38, 7 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
@AddWittyNameHere: I'm actually going to try and get a bot to do this. It shouldn't be too hard. Feel free to update the scores in the meantime though :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 20:40, 7 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Will do so. Feeling a bit better than yesterday, not perfect but good enough. Currently fighting a couple of vandals, will update the scores sometime in the next few hours, though. Before midnight UTC, anyway. AddWittyNameHere (talk) 20:47, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Going to be a bit later what with fighting off, cleaning up after, and documenting IPs and accounts used in, a 4chan raid. AddWittyNameHere (talk) 00:25, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

@AddWittyNameHere: Yeah, I was on huggle during that time, lots o' reverting :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 01:24, 8 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Indeed. I was keeping an eye on the /v/ thread to keep an eye on their next target, tracking them down through their contributions to their next targets, keeping Mark Arsten informed of their next targets so he could protect the pages, searching the correct versions of pages in a few cases, helping with reverting here-and-there and when the raid was over, tracking down the throw-away accounts and IP-addresses used in the raid for documentation and so that he could hit them with a block. About 50 IP-addresses and a good dozen of articles. AddWittyNameHere (talk) 01:33, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
@AddWittyNameHere: I didn't see the thread... link me? -Newyorkadam (talk) 01:36, 8 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Was alerted to it by Mark Arsten. Can't link you, as 4chan is blacklisted. You'd have to check Mark Arsten's talkpage (here for the link). If you scroll down far enough, you'll even see a screenshot of my conversation with Mark Arsten. There was a short follow-up thread as well, though that one seems to have been deleted. AddWittyNameHere (talk) 01:44, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
@AddWittyNameHere: Ok, thanks. Any thoughts on IRC? -Newyorkadam (talk) 01:49, 8 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Not today, it's nearly 3am here, but yeah, I'll hop in sometime soon, see if I like it, perhaps hang around, perhaps not. Updating the scores will be tomorrow, thinking straight is a good idea when doing that. Being too exhausted to keep my eyes open and focused on the text I'm editing is not.AddWittyNameHere (talk) 01:53, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Crabtree Edit[edit]

So these edits are "not neutral": Michael Alex Crabtree (born September 14, 1987) is a American football phenomenal wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). The 49ers were unable to defeat the Seahawks and the self-proclaimed "best cornerback" in the game.

but this is: Michael Alex Crabtree (born September 14, 1987) is an American football sorry wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). On the NFC Championhip, he was owned by Richard Sherman, the best cornerback in the game.

I admit I would get if you deleted the "phenomenal", but the rest is a million times more neutral than the bullshit that is currently up.

You're a sorry human being. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 107.193.9.149 (talk) 23:46, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Both edits are not ok to be on Wikipedia. All of the Wikipedia editors edit it on their own time, so please don't be rude. If you need help with editing, feel free to ask :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 23:48, 7 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam


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Tyop contest scoreboard[edit]

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Thanks, looks good :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 21:24, 8 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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and again. AddWittyNameHere (talk) 22:17, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

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WP:Vada[edit]

I just wanted to tell (as it seems to be you who are the developer of Vada) that the summary gots a little wierd when reverting an IP-adress. How it looks after a Vada-edit:

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If I have misinterpreted that you are the developer, then maybe you could notify him/her for me. (tJosve05a (c) 10:54, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi there @Josve05a: A930913 is the developer, and I'm helping them test. Those reverts were the first tests since we moved the code from test.wiki to en.wiki and we're working to improve the functionality of Vada. Thanks for telling us though :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 18:59, 14 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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February GOCE blitz[edit]

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@Finnusertop: Adopted! Check your userpage :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 23:37, 20 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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The Signpost: 19 February 2014[edit]

Drawception's notability?[edit]

Someone requested in the video games request for an article of [drawception.com Drawception]. Would you consider this game notable? Thanks, Bananasoldier (talk) 00:57, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

That's strange; how did this post turn blue and stick to your signpost message? Bananasoldier (talk) 00:59, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Ooh! It's a talkpage stalker paying this talkpage a visit! Actually, both your post and the signpost message stuck to the March GOCE copyedit drive message. Solved by pressing enter once at the right place. AddWittyNameHere (talk) 01:06, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
@Bananasoldier: I'd say so-- go ahead and see what happens :)
And thanks AWNH :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 03:16, 24 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
No problem, Newyorkadam. =) You've probably noticed, but there was a question regarding the bonus prize of the Tyop contest on said contest's talkpage. Now I'll stop interrupting your conversation with Bananasoldier (nice username, by the way), and focus on more productive matters, like figuring out whether or not I'm sober and awake enough to edit Wikipedia articles without leaving huge run-on sentences and a mass of typo's behind. XD AddWittyNameHere (talk) 03:25, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
:) And I just responded, thanks :D -Newyorkadam (talk) 03:26, 24 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Thanks! Bananasoldier (talk) 03:41, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Random header 'cause I'm lazy[edit]

Which I responded to to point out how out-of-date my page is. Wait, I promised I wouldn't interrupt your conversation anymore, eh? Oh well, another header solves that issue. XD Also, you're welcome. Face-smile.svg AddWittyNameHere (talk) 03:32, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

GA nomination of Flappy Bird[edit]

Hello, where is the nomination for this?--Launchballer 23:07, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

@Launchballer: Uhm, what do you mean? It can be found here, I'm reviewing it now. -Newyorkadam (talk) 23:24, 24 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
That's exactly what I meant.--Launchballer 00:27, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

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*Munch* Thanks :D -Newyorkadam (talk) 12:27, 25 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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Flappy Bird[edit]

I've corrected all your grammar and prose related queries to the article, and soon get round to some of the controversies on its violence (of which I was completely unaware!). It was a joy to be marked by you, such a pleasant and happy man. Have a nice day The Almightey Drill (talk) 10:59, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Quick fixes, nice :D You missed one: "In Nguyen's quote from Twitter, he didn't italicize 'Flappy Bird', he put apostrophes around it. We don't want to misquote ;)" -Newyorkadam (talk) 12:34, 25 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Done! It all counts! I'm impressed by how well this article has taken shape in under a month The Almightey Drill (talk) 17:00, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
@The Almightey Drill: Cool! Once you get the murdering part done (Face-sad.svg) I'll take another look. And it's probably the game is very popular, so tons of edits. -Newyorkadam (talk) 17:13, 25 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
I'm skeptical that it even happened - "flappy bird murder" yields only articles on Nguyen "killing" the game, and this article pointing to a hoax by a parody site. http://www.idigitaltimes.com/articles/21738/20140202/teen-boy-kills-brother-over-flappy-bird-video-game-chicago-murder.htm The Almightey Drill (talk) 17:40, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
Articles regarding deaths thanks to Flappy Bird - as well as the murder of Jabari Wright, you missed the apparent murder of Nguyen himself - all come back to Huzlers.com, which is this (which appears on the footer of every page):

Huzlers.com is a combination of real shocking news and satire news to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief.

which is a two-time reliability loser as far as I'm concerned.--Launchballer 18:51, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Yeah, you may be right. Should the article mention the hoax? -Newyorkadam (talk) 19:32, 25 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

I'm not too sure actually, I was hoping you or The Almightey Drill would have an opinion on that. Face-smile.svg--Launchballer 19:47, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
In my opinion, due to the infinity of hoaxes possible in the Twitter age, only those which duped mainstream media into believing it - such as the recent apparent criminalization of Islam in Angola - meet Wikipedia notability. The Almightey Drill (talk) 19:54, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
@The Almightey Drill: @Launchballer: So it shan't be mentioned! Congrats on the pass :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 20:31, 25 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

Thanks for restoring the wiki/Muthanna_Province page's content[edit]

It turns out someone from the same IP as mine replaced it's content with a racist statement: "محافظة شيعية نجسة" which means "A Shi'ite filthy province". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 37.238.72.209 (talk) 08:29, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Face-sad.svg I'm happy it got restored :) Consider creating an account :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 12:22, 27 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

JSTOR[edit]

Hi, I wonder if you would be able to locate a JSTOR article for me please? Details: The "Innocent and Touching Custom" of Maidens' Garlands: A Field Report (Rosie Morris) Folklore Vol. 114, No. 3 (Dec., 2003), pp. 355-387. Published by: Folklore Enterprises, Ltd. Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30035124 I would be mighty grateful if you were able to email me a copy. Thanks. Blackberry Sorbet (talkcontribs) 15:58, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Please disregard - I finally managed to recover my JSTOR log in! Hope I didn't put you out of your way. Blackberry Sorbet (talkcontribs) 16:48, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
@Blackberry Sorbet: You didn't, happy you found it! Face-smile.svg -Newyorkadam (talk) 22:57, 27 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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Hello![edit]

Promised to give you an update on the typos for the bonus prize of the tyop contest. I've been busy gathering the info (and verifying the info in edit summary is correction for those edits) I need for my list of edits-per-typo for the Tyop Contest off-wiki so I can upload them in one go to my userpage. Unfortunately, it's going a little bit slower than expected and I will need a few more hours before I'll be done. Should at the very latest be done at March 1st, 11:59PM UTC (=approx. 24h from now), hopefully sooner. In the mean time, this is the info I have so far: Hubner -> Hübner is the most-corrected typo by me. Assuming AWB correctly counted the number of corrections each edit, the total amount of corrections for Hubner -> Hübner should be 7426. As it seems highly unlikely that AWB will be off by more than 5% in either direction, I'd say it's safe to say that the total must be somewhere in the range of 7050 to 7800. Will have the exact amount for you soon, however. (But manually checking edits with 100-320 corrections to see if the count isn't one or two off is... not much fun and not something I can do with focus for more than an hour-and-a-half straight) AddWittyNameHere (talk) 00:11, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

No rush! I just didn't want the contest to have to wait for you to finish your stats, but that clearly isn't happening :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 01:17, 1 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Nah, and it helps me here that it'll be a while still before the judging will be done, eh? In any case, good luck working away that backlog. If just checking my own edits is a shitload of work, I don't even want to imagine how busy you two must be. AddWittyNameHere (talk) 14:27, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
There a reason you put a welcome-template on my talkpage? XD Not exactly new, y'know. Face-tongue.svg AddWittyNameHere (talk) 01:31, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Someone mentioned that you've never been welcomed before, and everyone deserves to be welcomed =D -Newyorkadam (talk) 01:40, 2 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
'cept I have been XD (Well, sort of, anyway. Does asking at the teahouse if someone could dump a welcome template on my talkpage 'cause I needed some of those links count?), in July '13. It was cluttering up my talkpage, however, so has since then been removed. Same for the shitload of talkback-templates, Signposts (though for some reason, I decided to keep those, just off-page), etc. The gesture is appreciated, however. :)AddWittyNameHere (talk) 02:53, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Kendallina[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Pilot (Lost)[edit]

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Joe Purdy[edit]

Hey. I am a huge JP an and I appreciate your efforts but that douche site has a lot of spammy citations on wikipedia.

Here is an article from ASCAP. ASCAP licenses songs for use in other media. Definitely a reliable source and might have some more information for you to site elsewhere:

http://www.ascap.com/playback/2005/fall/radar/purdy.aspx DouglasCalvert (talk) 02:27, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

@DouglasCalvert: Ok Face-smile.svg I'll add that source, it seems good :D -Newyorkadam (talk) 02:41, 2 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

This week's article for improvement (week 10, 2014)[edit]

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Because it is so vast, there are a large number of different cultures involved in Prehistoric Asia

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DYK for Cole Hamels[edit]

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Lost[edit]

Sure, I haven't seen Lost or edited its articles in a long time, contributing to a long hiatus in editing its articles, but I sure have an interest in building more GAs out of the episodes. Restoring this could be a priority, but I don't know if building Featured Lists (or even GAs, it's been common to recent TV season articles) would be too hard for you. igordebraga 02:24, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

@Igordebraga: Ok, if you wanna help, I'm currently going through and re-watching Lost while editing and fixing up the article that I'm currently watching. But if there's any specific article that you wanna work on, I'm up for it :) I might do that topic in the future, but not right now. -Newyorkadam (talk) 02:29, 4 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
I'm going much ahead than your rewatch, editing The Cost of Living (Lost) as it even fits another user's project. Anyway, if you can take a look at that, specially as it's almost good enough for a GA nom, you'll be welcome. igordebraga 22:30, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
@Igordebraga: I'd be glad to help! I don't think I'll edit the plot summary section, but I'll do some work on the other sections :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 22:50, 4 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

Please, don't rush with FA nominations even if they give more points in the WikiCup. I had a much more comprehensive Lost article in my last attempt (that still failed). Trying to get Good status from more articles is worth a shot, though. igordebraga 22:11, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

@Igordebraga: I wasn't trying to get WikiCup points, but maybe I did rush it. I'm having some trouble finding sources for Tabula Rasa (Lost), but I'd like to get it to GA before I move on. -Newyorkadam (talk) 22:46, 10 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

I found a great ref... but for the pilot and the main show article, if you can read and add tidbits to the articles. igordebraga 03:15, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

@Igordebraga: Thanks :D Will add it later. I'm trying to get the main Lost articles to GA too :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 11:15, 11 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
@Igordebraga: I've begun work on White Rabbit (Lost). -Newyorkadam (talk) 00:50, 17 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

Here's some healthy salad for all your hard work on the Bacon page![edit]

Thanks Meatsgains :D I'm going for FA! -15:32, 4 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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Newyorkbrad[edit]

No relation to longstanding Arbitration Committee member Newyorkbrad? Surprised no one else brought this up on your userpage. TeleComNasSprVen (talkcontribs) 03:46, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

No relation known to me! Regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 03:48, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
It comes up on IRC every other day :P -Newyorkadam (talk) 12:10, 5 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
@Newyorkbrad: Wait brad how'd you find this post? You weren't pinged. -Newyorkadam (talk) 12:11, 5 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Your userpage is on my watchlist, and when I saw "Newyorkbrad" as a section header it caught my eye.
Now if you ask me the obvious next question, which is how your userpage got on my watchlist to begin with, the answer to that one is "I don't remember"; I have something like 7500 pages on there by now. Regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 17:07, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Typos[edit]

Please update Template:Userbox tyop contest. The Wikipedia:Tyop Contest should for the general contest, whereas the specific contests held over the years should be assigned separate pages. For Example, Asia Cup is general, whereas 2014 Asia Cup is specific. Secondly Wikipedia:Tyop Contest also needs updates. It still says that: The 1st annual Tyop Contest is planned to be run from February 1st to March 1st., is it still running? Please also give a time frame for the announcement of results. Regards. 182.187.43.52 (talk) 14:52, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

No, it's not, thanks for pointing this out. I've been swamped with work and am still in the process of judging the entries along with the other judge. The contest will hopefully be running again next February to March :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 14:58, 5 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

Mistake[edit]

Dear Newyorkadam, I deleted the stuff on gas gangrene on accident, sorry :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dogyeey (talkcontribs) 16:16, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

It's okay :) Just please be moar careful in the future. -Newyorkadam (talk) 16:26, 7 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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Hello![edit]

Hi! 117.197.85.166 (talk) 19:15, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

I have a suggestion. Would you like to hear? I have tried many forms of vandalism on this site. While many get detected by the automatic filter, the nowiking does not. So, why don't you add blocking large parts of page under nowiki tag in the edit filter? 117.197.85.166 (talk) 19:21, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi! Please stop with the unconstructive edits, you're hindering progress on us helping the world :) And how about you just not be a dick and stop vandalising the encyclopedia, consider becoming a Good Faith editor? Few know that I started out with unconstructive edits, and look at how I've turned around! -Newyorkadam (talk) 19:24, 8 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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Apologies for vandalism[edit]

Apologies for the vandalism on the Damian Burr article, somebody else was using my account. I'll change password.

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@Benjji22212: Just please try to make sure it doesn't happen again Face-smile.svg -Newyorkadam (talk) 19:23, 12 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

WikiProject Baseball newsletter[edit]

As you've indicated an interest in working on the WikiProject Baseball newsletter, is there a specific task you'd like to work on for the first issue? If you could indicate the area you're planning to work on at the newsletter desk, that would be great! isaacl (talk) 05:39, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done! -Newyorkadam (talk) 11:12, 14 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Thanks! I've moved it to Wikipedia:WikiProject Baseball/Outreach/Newsletter desk/Showcase queue. Feel free to bank more material there for future issues. isaacl (talk) 12:26, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

WikiConference USA in NYC[edit]

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Thank you for noticing the snow shovel article I made. I am very passionate about snow shovels and I am pleased to have found an appreciative audience. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:27, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

@Bluerasberry: I knew your name sounded familiar, nice name! I actually live in Philly, but I can likely make it to New York. I'll see what I can do, thanks for the invite :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 19:31, 14 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
P.S. I'm surprised the snow shovel article didn't already exist :P
I can probably go! Not registering yet incase something else comes up, but maybe I'll see you there :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 19:38, 14 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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Untitled post #2[edit]

Hello, I appreciate your effort and dedication to fairness, however, I do find error with your opinion on my posts. The page was VASTLY outdated (2011) and was greatly slanted in the opposite direction. Nothing that I posted was factually inaccurate and I would implore you to research it if you do not believe me. If anything, I was making the page more neutral because anything that I removed, edited, or added was to fix an outdated and previously biased page. The previous iteration of said page was far more biased then how I left it. A prime example being the fact that everything I posted was constructive (the previous page had a lot of deconstructive opinion and outdated at that).

Thank you for your time and I hope you reconsider your opinion on the matter. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thebasketballman (talkcontribs) 05:53, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi there! The reason I reverted your edit is because you included statements such as 'the state's best organized college athletic program'. According to who? What if I think they're the worst team in the world? If you were to say, "According to ESPN, they are the state's best organized college athletic program" (assuming ESPN said this), that would be ok. I suggest you take a look at this Wikipedia discussion on bias. Another thing I suggest you take a look at is referencing. Statements such as 'UofL is consistently the most profitable college sports franchise in the nation and the program has been deemed to have the most equitable fanbase of any school in the country, according to studies' need references. What studies said this? You'll need to reference them, so I highly advise viewing this discussion on why referencing is important and how to do it. If you have any more questions, feel free to write back here :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 06:04, 16 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Hello there,
Once again I appreciate your helpfulness in this matter. However, I feel that the biggest issue here, if anything, is adding sources (which I need to do some research on due to the fact that I don't have the technical side down). But as far as accuracy of information, I still feel that it is very much factual. The portion where I said it was the best organized college sports program in the state was backed up by the entirely factual pieces that I added about The university having the most profitable sports franchise in the nation (which is supported by numbers an figures researched by the NCAA themselves) and the fact that nobody can argue that the university is doing better performance wise at the moment than any other team in the state (being the only school in the state to be in a BCS bowl, college world series, and consistently be in the final four in the last half decade). Perhaps I could have worded it slightly different, but I feel like everything I posted is well supported. Thank you :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thebasketballman (talkcontribs) 13:43, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
Also, it was a very recent article that stated that UofL has the most equitable fanbase in the country. It was pretty prominent and received without question since I think it was ESPN that researched it. Once again, biggest issue is sourcing that I need to figure out. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thebasketballman (talkcontribs) 14:01, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
Two things: First of all, you need to reference the the figures by the NCAA, or else the reader doesn't even know they exist. Second of all, the reason you can't say 'best organized' is because everyone has a different idea of what is the 'BEST' organized. You'd need to say, "The Cardinals are considered the best organized team by the NCAA and ESPN.(put references here)" I hope this helps! -Newyorkadam (talk) 16:38, 16 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Well, since we have determined that the issue here is not bias or lack of accurate facts and simply a lack of referencing could you please assist me in getting to my edit so that I can add necessary sources and fix it up all neat and proper? I do not know how to get to it since you took it down. Thanks.
Here. Everything you've deleted is on the left; everything you've added is on the right. I know that referencing can be very confusing, so please don't hesitate to ask for help Face-smile.svg -Newyorkadam (talk) 20:59, 17 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Okay! Thanks a ton man. I am about to post a revised edit. I hope with the sources it is more up to standards. I think that I have posting with sources mostly figured out. Thanks!

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I've made some minor changes, mostly syntax-type things (such as references go directly after punctuation, without a space). But nice improvements :D -Newyorkadam (talk) 22:57, 17 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

Thanks! :) I feel I've grown as an editor. Lol. Adding sources isnt really as hard as it looks. Just wasnt used to computer code.
Cool :D Hope you continue to contribute :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 23:41, 17 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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Dom Brown[edit]

My bad with the Phillies Nation. You're right it apparently isn't a blog. Feel free to add that part back.--Yankees10 01:50, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

I'll add it back in, thanks :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 02:02, 29 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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BBC ONE[edit]

Hey,

Since you have edited the BBC One page recently, Can you add your views and opinions about, a single user recent complaints about the page, which includes spiting the page. I will be grateful for any feedback on the issues. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:BBC_On --Crazyseiko (talk) 13:00, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

@Crazyseiko: Hi, the only edit I made on that page was fixing a typo. I don't have a lot of experience with BBC One, and I don't feel comfortable making a decision on this. Thanks for asking me anyway :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 14:59, 29 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Hi thanks for your reply, Is it possible you could even come over to the page to help talk about the overall content, IE not what is postage but to see if the issues highlight are actually valid, if you know what I mean? I'm having real trouble with a user who clearly does not have a clue and is bring in his own personnel views onto a page " I think, I cant etc. I'll had to explain upmteen things just to get some better details but any help and points of view would be extremely grateful. --Crazyseiko (talk) 10:52, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
@Crazyseiko: I'll check it out in a bit, but just so you know, in a way you're canvassing, try to avoid doing so in the future. -13:25, 30 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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Threes![edit]

Howdy! Have you seen Threes! lately? I can't believe it grew into a good article. I'm fascinated, as I saw the page when it was "born." Bananasoldier (talk) 05:47, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

@Bananasoldier: Yeah, it's been on my watchlist, I've been following its improvement and GA nomination, it's looking good :-) -Newyorkadam (talk) 17:13, 30 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

WikiCup 2014 March newsletter[edit]

A quick update as we are half way through round two of this year's competition. WikiCup newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (Pool E) leads, having produced a massive set of featured pictures for Silver certificate (United States), an article also brought to featured list status. Former finalist Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) (Pool G) is in second, which he owes mostly to his work with historical images, including a number of images from Urania's Mirror, an article also brought to good status. 2010 champion (Pool C) is third overall, thanks to contributions relating to naval history, including the newly featured Japanese battleship Nagato. Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who currently leads Pool A and is sixth overall, takes the title for the highest scoring individual article of the competition so far, with the top importance featured article Ian Smith.

With 26 people having already scored over 100 points, it is likely that well over 100 points will be needed to secure a place in round 3. Recent years have required 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) and 100 (2010). Remember that only 64 will progress to round 3 at the end of April. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page; if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 22:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

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This week's article for improvement (week 14, 2014)[edit]

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An April Fools' Day hoax marking the construction of the Copenhagen Metro in 2001.

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GOCE March 2014 barnstar[edit]

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I need a good Mentor[edit]

Greetings, I need a good mentor for advice concerning uploading of photos, linking to secondary sources in print that are not readily available on the Internet at present (and in doing so, avoiding copyright policy issues) and COI (I already got whacked for this because I changed my residence and removed a dead link on the stub page about me Frank Niro. See also talk:Frank Niro. I promise not to take up very much of your time. Appreciatively, Frank Niro (talk) 20:21, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi Frank, I'd be happy to help you with any questions you might have Face-smile.svg Which would you like help with first: uploading a photo, linking to print secondary sources, or avoiding copyright issues? Thanks, Newyorkadam (talk) 20:39, 1 April 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
  • Wow, thanks for the quick response! Please add me to your list of current adoptees. We can start with photos (there's no urgency on any of this) I requested a current photo from Susan Polgar to replace the old one on her page and she sent it to me. It is in jpg format, but I'm not sure how to get it onto Wikipedia. If you could point me to the appropriate instructions, I would appreciate it. To see what I am up to in a global sense, please see User:Frank Niro under CJA project notes and status. Thanks again,Frank Niro (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 20:54, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. I uploaded my first photo to Paul Truong. I have Susan Polgar and Lev Alburt (and others too) to do now, but I need to gain an understanding of rules for using photos that aren't my own for which I have the subject's permission. I appreciate your help very much. Heading to NY now. I'll try again in a few days. Frank Niro (talk) 05:34, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Nice, good luck! -Newyorkadam (talk) 11:24, 2 April 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

GOCE March drive leaderboard award[edit]

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GOCE March drive wrapup[edit]

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WikiCup mistake[edit]

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We need your help testing latest huggle[edit]

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The Signpost: 09 April 2014[edit]

Seeking Adoption[edit]

Dear Newyorkadam,

I seek your adoption because I am very confused about all of Wikipedia. I love language and therefore copy-editing, which I have done for five years, and Wikipedia seems like my Internet forever-home.  :)

Duxwing (talk) 15:05, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

@Duxwing: Sure, I'd love to adopt you Face-smile.svg I too love copyediting.
Would you rather:
a. Go through a formal question-and-answer layout guide where you do different activities and I validate that you did them correctly
or
b. Just ask me questions whenever you have them?
Also, I'm very active on different IRC channels including #wikipedia-en-help connect, where you can ask experienced Wikipedia users for help :) Even if I'm not online, you can ask someone else :D
Thanks! Newyorkadam (talk) 01:27, 14 April 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
  • hugs, whining and gurgling* I'm adopted! Face-smile.svg The two approaches seem non-mutually-exclusive: want to do them both? What is your IRC handle? Duxwing (talk) 02:02, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
Sure! Head over to User:Newyorkadam/Adoption school and you'll see what to do. My IRC handle is Newyorkadam, same as Wikipedia :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 02:40, 14 April 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

This week's article for improvement (week 16, 2014)[edit]

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Entertainers at a festival

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Adoption questions[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 17, 2014)[edit]

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Kazimierz Nowak on exploration through the Rwenzori Mountains in Africa

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Merge bacon and back bacon[edit]

Hi Newyorkadam, I saw that you were active on the Bacon talk page. I suggested a merger of Bacon with Back Bacon but don't have the rights to add the tags. Do you think you could do it? Thanks Vile-eight (talk) 22:07, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

April blitz wrap-up and May copyediting drive invitation[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 18, 2014)[edit]

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Fresh produce in a grocery store

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WikiCup 2014 April newsletter[edit]

Round 3 of the 2014 WikiCup has just begun; 32 competitors remain. Pool G's Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Round 2's highest scorer, with a large number of featured picture credits. In March/April, he restored star charts from Urania's Mirror, lithographs of various warships (such as SMS Gefion) and assorted other historical media. Second overall was Pool E's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose featured list Silver certificate (United States) contains dozens of scans of banknotes recently promoted to featured picture status. Third was Pool G's United States ChrisGualtieri (submissions) who has produced a large number of good articles, many, including Falkner Island, on Connecticut-related topics. Other successful participants included Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who saw three articles (including the top-importance Ian Smith) through featured article candidacies, and Washington, D.C. Caponer (submissions), who saw three lists (including the beautifully-illustrated list of plantations in West Virginia) through featured list candidacies. High-importance good articles promoted this round include narwhal from Canada Reid,iain james (submissions), tiger from Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and The Lion King from Minas Gerais Igordebraga (submissions). We also saw our first featured topic points of the competition, awarded to Nepal Czar (submissions) and Indiana Red Phoenix (submissions) for their work on the Sega Genesis topic. No points have been claimed so far for good topics or featured portals.

192 was our lowest qualifying score, again showing that this WikiCup is the most competitive ever. In previous years, 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) or 100 (2010) secured a place in Round 3. Pool H was the strongest performer, with all but one of its members advancing, while only the two highest scorers in Pools G and F advanced. At the end of June, 16 users will advance into the semi-finals. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 17:57, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 19, 2014)[edit]

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Filming of a travel documentary

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Rollins[edit]

2005-2011 still need done. I am bored with the article, but if you can crank out a few of those seasons, I can get to work on the profile, and we can have it at GAN by June 1. Go Phightins! 23:40, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

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This week's article for improvement (week 20, 2014)[edit]

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Hopetoun Falls in Beech Forest, a forest in Australia

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Typo Contest[edit]

Hello! I think that the "Tyop Contest" should be moved to "Typo Contest" because for example the name of the team is "Typo Team" and not "Tyop Team"! Can this be moved or should it be requested at requested moves? Also I see that there has been very little progress in the update of the scorecard of the contest. Why Jeffrd10 is not helping you in the judgement? Rather he is concentrating on Anti-Vandalism work. I don't think that if we continue with the same pace, the process will be completed before February next year. Faizan 13:34, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

@Faizan: It's called the Tyop Contest because it's ironic. I've seen a mostly positive reaction to the current name. Also, I'm very sorry about the slow judging, I've been busy these past few weeks. I'm going to go on a judging surge and will definitely try to contact Jeffrd10 to help me out.
Thanks :) Newyorkadam (talk) 14:02, 16 May 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Just an observation that your signature always embeds your name 2 times, one in the beginning and the other at the last! Is it deliberate? Also may be your talk page needs archiving? Jeffrd10 ought to be active at judging himself. Well hope for the best, but I am sure that the judging will not be a one man's game. Faizan 16:01, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
@Faizan: I have two 'Newyorkadam's because I do "~~~~Newyorkadam". I used to do this as a newbie and it's a sort of tradition I've kept :) And I'm planning on archiving soon, thanks :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 14:28, 20 May 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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NTWW[edit]

Hey, um... would you be interested in starting up Not the Wikipedia Weekly again? That was rather fun, and it does serve a useful purpose. Probably would need to roll it into the Signpost, but... Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:17, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

@Adam Cuerden: Sorry, I don't know what that is, so I don't know how I'd start it up again :) But it sounds interesting, how can I help? -Newyorkadam (talk) 14:29, 20 May 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
You remmeber, that Wikipedia podcast Durova used to run? It could be fun to get five or six editors together for a monthly recording. Might deal with creation of different types of content int he first few episodes. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:14, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

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The Battle of Varoux, part of the French Revolutionary Wars

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Resource request[edit]

I know this might be a silly question, and it would be an f***ing load of work as well. But I would very much appreciate any sources of a more or less "overview" nature, particularly like articles in reference sources, relating to the subject of Soka Gakkai. The existing, rather minimal, content on the subject has been rather contentious for some time, and it would be extremely useful if we could get a clearer idea of what existing reference and overview academic sources say about the topic to get a better idea of what to put where. John Carter (talk) 19:05, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

@John Carter: Will look at this tomorrow. Thanks -Newyorkadam (talk) 01:59, 28 May 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
@John Carter: What's your email so I can send you these sources? Thanks. -Newyorkadam (talk) 11:29, 28 May 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
warlord-john@hotmail.com will work, and thank you very much for your efforts.John Carter (talk) 14:44, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
@John Carter: Emailed you. -Newyorkadam (talk) 14:36, 31 May 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

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Roger Ebert, well known for his contributions to film criticism.

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The Amazon Basin, pictured in yellow, holds the largest rainforest in the world.

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I agree that it makes sense to add a photo of Andrew from the WikiConference USA, your photo, unfortunately, is not well-lit or focused.

A cropped version of File:2014 WikiConference USA (Group H) 09.JPG, File:2014 WikiConference USA (Group H) 11.JPG might be better. This one File:2014 WikiConference USA (Group H) 14.JPG might be the best, although it could use some cropping. What do you think?--S Philbrick(Talk) 16:50, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

@Sphilbrick: I think #3 is the best, it gives the best view of his face and he's smiling. I added my photo because it was the only one I knew of that existed at the time. -Newyorkadam (talk) 13:29, 6 June 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Thanks. I replaced the photo; I slightly modified the caption, because I don't recall which session this was, he spoke more than once.--S Philbrick(Talk) 13:59, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

GOCE June 2014 newsletter[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 24, 2014)[edit]

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The Tickle Me Elmo toy was based on the Sesame Street character Elmo

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This week's article for improvement (week 25, 2014)[edit]

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The old buildings of the National Library of China house historical and ancient books, documents and manuscripts

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GLAM Day Out at the Chemical Heritage Foundation[edit]

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GLAM Day Out at the Chemical Heritage Foundation[edit]

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Anubis, the jackal headed god of ancient Egypt

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GOCE July 2014 newsletter[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 27, 2014)[edit]

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Reconstruction of the head of Java Man

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WikiCup 2014 June newsletter[edit]

After an extremely close race, Round 3 is over. 244 points secured a place in Round 4, which is comparable to previous years- 321 was required in 2013, while 243 points were needed in 2012. Pool C's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) was the round's highest scorer, mostly due to a 32 featured pictures, including both scans and photographs. Also from Pool C, Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished second overall, claiming three featured articles, including the high-importance Grus (constellation). Third place was Pool B's , whose contributions included featured articles Russian battleship Poltava (1894) and Russian battleship Peresvet. Pool C saw the highest number of participants advance, with six out of eight making it to the next round.

The round saw this year's first featured portal, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) taking Portal:Literature to featured status. The round also saw the first good topic points, thanks to Florida 12george1 (submissions) and the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. This means that all content types have been claimed this year. Other contributions of note this round include a featured topic on Maya Angelou's autobiographies from Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), a good article on the noted Czech footballer Tomáš Rosický from Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) and a now-featured video game screenshot, freely released due to the efforts of Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions).

The judges would like to remind participants to update submission pages promptly. This means that content can be checked, and allows those following the competition (including those participating) to keep track of scores effectively. This round has seen discussion about various aspects of the WikiCup's rules and procedures. Those interested in the competition can be assured that formal discussions about how next year's competition will work will be opened shortly, and all are welcome to voice their views then. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 18:48, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2014[edit]

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter
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This week's article for improvement (week 28, 2014)[edit]

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Stir frying in a wok

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Inserting blasting caps into blocks of C-4

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July edition of The Inside Corner[edit]

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A Jazz band plays in a park festival

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The Sistine Hall of the Vatican Library

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New huggle 3.1 is going to be released soon[edit]

Hi Newyorkadam, we are to release a new major version of huggle, but we did receive almost no feedback from our beta testing team, which you are a part of (see https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Huggle/Members). It would be of a great help if you could download it (if you have windows, all you need to do is getting http://tools.wmflabs.org/huggle/files/huggle3.1.0beta.exe and putting it to a folder where you have installed huggle) and test it. You can always get a help with making it @ #huggle connect!

Major changes:

  • Multisite support - you can now log in to unlimited number of wikis in 1 huggle session and get a huge queue of all edits made to these wikis. This is good for smaller projects which gets overlooked often.
  • Ranged diffs - you can select multiple revisions and get a huge diff that display all changes done to them.
  • Fixes of most of bug reports we had so far

In case you found a bug, please report it to bugzilla: https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/buglist.cgi?product=Huggle&list_id=147663 thank you! Petrb (talk) 10:19, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

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This week's article for improvement (week 32, 2014)[edit]

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Lucky the Dinosaur at Walt Disney World was the first animatronic creation to walk on land

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Sheridan Le Fanu was one of the leading ghost story writers of the nineteenth century

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A historical map of West Africa from 1707

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GOCE July drive and August blitz[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 35, 2014)[edit]

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A solar flare erupts from the Sun, an example of solar activity.

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WikiCup 2014 August newsletter[edit]

The final of the 2014 WikiCup begins in a few short minutes! Our eight finalists are listed below, along with their placement in Round 4:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer, finished top of Pool A and was the round's highest scorer. Godot is a featured picture specialist, claiming large numbers of points due to high-quality scans of historical documents, especially banknotes.
  2. Scotland Casliber (submissions) is a WikiCup veteran, having been a finalist every year since 2010. In the semi-final, he was Pool B's highest scorer. Cas's points primarily come from articles on the natural sciences.
  3. Nepal Czar (submissions) was Pool A's runner-up. Czar's points come mostly from content related to independent video games, including both articles and topics.
  4. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Pool B's runner-up. Another featured picture specialist, many of Adam's points come from the restoration of historical media. He has been a WikiCup finalist twice before.
  5. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) won the WikiCup in 2012 and 2013, and enters this final as the first wildcard. She focuses on biology-related articles, and has worked on several high-importance articles.
  6. Florida 12george1 (submissions) is the second wildcard. George's points come primarily from meteorology-related articles. This year and last year, George was the first person in the competition to score.
  7. Colorado Sturmvogel 66 (submissions), the third wildcard, was the 2010 champion and a finalist last year. His writes mostly on military history, especially naval history.
  8. Canada Bloom6132 (submissions), the fourth and final wildcard, has participated in previous WikiCups, but not reached any finals. Bloom's points are mostly thanks to did you knows, featured lists and good articles related to sport and national symbols.

We say goodbye to this year's semi-finalists. Herm Matty.007 (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), United States WikiRedactor (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Greece Yellow Evan (submissions), Portugal Prism (submissions) and Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) have all performed well to reach this stage of the competition, and we hope they will all be joining us again next year.

There are two upcoming competitions unrelated to the WikiCup which may be of interest to those who receive this newsletter. The Stub Contest will run through September, and revolves around expanding stub articles, especially high-importance or old stubs. In addition, a proposal has been made for a new competition, the GA Cup, which the organisers plan to run next year. This competition is based on the WikiCup and aims to reduce the good article review backlog.

There is now a thread for brainstorming on how next year's WikiCup competition should work. Please come along and share your thoughts- What works? What doesn't work? What needs changing? Signups for next year's competition will be open soon; we will be in touch. If, at this stage of the competition, you are keen to help the with the WikiCup, please do what you can to participate in review processes. Our finalists will find things much easier if the backlogs at good article candidates, featured article candidates, featured picture candidates and the rest are kept at a minimum. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:09, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

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A Nunivak Cup'ig man with raven maskette – in the Raven Tales the raven is the Creator god

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A handheld camcorder ia a typical consumer electronics device

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MfD nomination of Wikipedia:WikiProject WikiGoals[edit]

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FYI[edit]

Your userpage is out of date. :) Best regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 19:55, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

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This week's article for improvement (week 38, 2014)[edit]

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Arches were used in Ancient Roman architecture to build aqueducts, such as the Aqueduct of Segovia

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Arches were used in Ancient Roman architecture to build aqueducts, such as the Aqueduct of Segovia

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The Inside Corner : September 28, 2014[edit]

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Aerial photograph of George Bush Intercontinental Airport, an international airport in Houston, United States

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WikiCup 2014 September newsletter[edit]

In one month's time, we will know our WikiCup 2014 champion. Newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) has taken a strong lead with a featured list (historical coats of arms of the U.S. states from 1876) and a raft of featured pictures. Reigning champion Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) is in second place with a number of high-importance biology articles, including new FA Isopoda and new GA least weasel. Scotland Casliber (submissions), who is in his fifth WikiCup final, is in third, with featured articles Pictor and Epacris impressa.

Signups for the 2015 WikiCup are open. All Wikipedians, new and experienced, are warmly invited to sign up for the competition. Wikipedians interested in friendly competition may also like to sign up for the GA Cup, a new WikiCup-inspired competition which revolves around completing good article reviews. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:11, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q3 2014[edit]

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter
Volume 7, No. 3 — 3rd Quarter, 2014
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Seasoned and chargrilled lamb fillet steak

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Central America is the geographic region that connects North America and South America.

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WikiProject Baseball newsletter[edit]

Hello—I was wondering if you were planning on resuming your contributions to The Inside Corner, be it in writing up blurbs for featured images, or in any other capacity? Thanks. isaacl (talk) 04:49, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Hey, I unfortunately haven't been very active on Wikipedia recently. I'd be interesting if helping with The Inside Corner, however. Anything specific you'd like for me to do? Thanks, -Newyorkadam (talk) 12:59, 16 October 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
As I mentioned, you could continue with writing up blurbs for featured images. Or you could try your hand at writing blurbs for featured articles. Feel free to bank multiple entries in the holding queue, which helps avoid a crunch time just before a planned newsletter release date. If you haven't already, please put Wikipedia:WikiProject Baseball/Outreach/Newsletter desk on your watchlist, and take a look at its talk page, where you'll see some suggestions for material that could be included in the newsletter. Any of the sections in the newsletter could use help, be it some interesting news tidbits, or updating the list of featured content from this month. If you have any ideas that you'd like to kick around, feel free to discuss them. Of course, if you'd rather spend your Wikipedia editing time working on actual article content, I fully understand and encourage this. Happy editing! isaacl (talk) 01:16, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
@Isaacl: Alright, thanks! I'll definitely look into writing some blurbs :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 15:13, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

GOCE October 2014 newsletter[edit]

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Inside an ice hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

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Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the world's first national park

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A pizza is an oven-baked flat bread typically topped with tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings

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The Inside Corner : November 3, 2014[edit]

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WikiCup award[edit]

Awarded to Newyorkadam for participating in the 2014 WikiCup. J Milburn (talk · contribs), The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 21:25, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014: The results[edit]

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The 2014 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), who flew the flag of the Smithsonian Institution. This was Godot13's first WikiCup competition and, over the 10 months of the competition, he has produced (among other contributions) two featured lists and an incredible 292 featured pictures, including architectural photographs and scans of historical documents. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), 2012 and 2013 WikiCup champion, came in second, having written a large number of biology-related articles. Scotland Casliber (submissions), WikiCup finalist every year since 2010, finished in third.

A full list of our prize-winners follows:

Congratulations to everyone who has been successful in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and a particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have participated this year. We warmly invite all of you to sign up for next year's competition. Discussions and polls concerning potential rules changes are also open, and all are welcome to participate. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2014 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:52, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 05 November 2014[edit]

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Sleeping is part of everyday life

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Military aviation and missile guidance are examples of modern military technology.

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The Signpost: 12 November 2014[edit]

Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello Newyorkadam. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

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A beach on the island of San Andrés, a tourist destination in the Caribbean

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The Mexico–United States border spans six Mexican states and four U.S. states, with a total length of 3,145 km (1,954 mi).

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WikiProject Baseball newsletter: post winter meetings edition[edit]

Greetings—just checking in to see if you'd like to contribute something to WikiProject Baseball's newsletter. Your work on selecting featured pictures was helpful in the past and if you'd like to do it again, that would be great. Blurbs on articles to showcase would also be good and useful to bank in advance, to make it easier to put out future newsletter issues. If you're looking for other ideas, see the newsletter desk discussion page, where I have offered a number of suggestions for possible topics in various threads. If you plan to submit something, please chime in at the the "Post 2014 winter meetings edition" discussion thread. Thanks! isaacl (talk) 02:06, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 December 2014[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 is just around the corner...[edit]

Hello everyone, and may we wish you all a happy holiday season. As you will probably already know, the 2015 WikiCup begins in the new year; there is still time to sign up. We have a few important announcements concerning the future of the WikiCup.

  • We would like to announce that Josh (J Milburn) and Ed (The ed17), who have been WikiCup judges since 2009 and 2010 respectively, are stepping down. This decision has been made for a number of reasons, but the main one is time. Both Josh and Ed have found that, over the previous year, they have been unable to devote the time necessary to the WikiCup, and it is not likely that they will be able to do this in the near future. Furthermore, new people at the helm can only help to invigorate the WikiCup and keep it dynamic. Josh and Ed will still be around, and will likely be participating in the Cup this following year as competitors, which is where both started out.
  • In a similar vein, we hope you will all join us in welcoming Jason (Sturmvogel 66) and Christine (Figureskatingfan), who are joining Brian (Miyagawa) to form the 2015 WikiCup judging team. Jason is a WikiCup veteran, having won in 2010 and finishing in fifth this year. Christine has participated in two WikiCups, reaching the semi-finals in both, and is responsible for the GA Cup, which she now co-runs.
  • The discussions/polls concerning the next competition's rules will be closed soon, and rules changes will be made clear on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring and talk pages. While it may be impossible to please everyone, the judges will make every effort to ensure that the new rules are both fair and in the best interests of the competition, which is, first and foremost, about improving Wikipedia.

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This week's article for improvement (week 50, 2014)[edit]

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Game design is the art of creating rules and mechanics to facilitate interactions between players in a game.

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GOCE coordinator elections[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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Candidate nominations for Guild coordinators to serve from January 1 to June 30, 2015, are currently underway. The nomination period will close at 23:59 on December 15 (UTC), after which voting will commence until 23:59 on December 31, 2014. Self-nominations are welcomed. Please consider getting involved; it's your Guild and it won't coordinate itself, so if you'd like to help coordinate Guild activities we'd love to hear from you.

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.
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The Signpost: 10 December 2014[edit]

RfC United States same-sex marriage map[edit]

I opened up an RfC for the U.S. same-sex marriage map due to the complicated situation of Kansas: RfC: How should we color Kansas? Prcc27 (talk) 12:38, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

December 2014 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2014 Newsletter
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Drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in November's Backlog Elimination Drive. Of the 43 people who signed up for this drive, 26 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: The November Drive removed 26 requests from the Requests page and 509 articles from the {{copy edit}} backlog. We copy edited 83 articles tagged in the target months; July, August, and September 2013. Together with tag removals from articles unsuitable for copy editing, we eliminated July 2013 from the backlog and reduced August and September's tags to 61 and 70 respectively. As of 01:01, 1 December 2014 (UTC), the backlog stood at 1,974 articles, dipping below 2,000 for the first time in the Guild's history (see graph at right). Well done everyone!

Blitz: The December Blitz will run from December 14–20 and will focus on articles related to Religion, in recognition of this month's religious holidays in much of the English-speaking world. Awards will be given out to everyone who copy edits at least one of the target articles. Sign up here!

Election time again: The election of coordinators to serve from 1 January to 30 June 2015 is now underway. Candidates can nominate themselves or others from December 01, 00:01 (UTC), until December 15, 23:59. The voting period will run from December 16, 00:01 (UTC), until December 31, 23:59. You can read about coordinators' duties here. Please consider getting involved and remember to cast you vote—it's your Guild and it doesn't organize itself!

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This week's article for improvement (week 51, 2014)[edit]

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A plate of spaghetti and meatballs.

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The Inside Corner : December 16, 2014[edit]

What's in the latest edition of WikiProject Baseball's newsletter:

The Signpost: 17 December 2014[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 52, 2014)[edit]

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GOCE holiday 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors Late December 2014 Newsletter
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Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the December Blitz. Of the 14 editors who signed up for the blitz, 11 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

January drive: The January backlog-reduction drive is just around the corner; sign up here!

Election time again: The election of coordinators to serve from January 1 to June 30, 2015 is now underway. The voting period runs from December 16, 00:01 (UTC), until December 31, 23:59. Please cast your vote—it's your Guild, and it doesn't run itself!

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The Signpost: 24 December 2014[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 1, 2015)[edit]

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Skyline


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Happy New Year![edit]

Happy New Year Newyorkadam![edit]

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Happy New Year!
Hello Newyorkadam:
Thanks for all of your contributions to improve the encyclopedia for Wikipedia's readers, and have a happy and enjoyable New Year! Cheers, Bananasoldier (talk) 00:36, 1 January 2015 (UTC)


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Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year 2014}} to user talk pages with a friendly message.
@Bananasoldier: Thanks, Happy New Year to you too! Looking to get back into Wikipedia again :) Getting Bacon to GA!! Newyorkadam (talk) 02:11, 2 January 2015 (UTC)Newyorkadam
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Have a bacon-filled new year![edit]

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As a member of WikiProject Bacon, I'm wishing you a very happy New Year's Eve and a great 2015! May your new year be filled with positive experiences, great wiki contributions, and of course, well-smoked thin-cut bacon. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 01:41, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

@SuperHampster: Thanks, likewise! Newyorkadam (talk) 02:12, 2 January 2015 (UTC)Newyorkadam
Oops... @SuperHamster:

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg Some strawberries to welcome you back to Wikipedia! By the way, you might want to look into setting up automatic archiving for your talk page (sorry I don't know where to link you to). Bananasoldier (talk) 07:47, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
@Bananasoldier: Thanks! Yeah, I need to do that soon. -Newyorkadam (talk) 18:52, 5 January 2015 (UTC)Newyorkadam

WikiCup 2015 launch newsletter[edit]

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Round one of the 2015 WikiCup has begun! So far we've had around 80 signups, which close on February 5. If you have not already signed up and want to do so, then you can add your name here. There have been changes to to several of the points scores for various categories, and the addition of Peer Reviews for the first time. These will work in the same manner as Good Article Reviews, and all of the changes are summarised here.

Remember that only the top 64 scoring competitors will make it through to the second round, and one of the new changes this year is that all scores must be claimed within two weeks of an article's promotion or appearance, so don't forget to add them to your submissions pages! If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAN, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages. Good luck! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs)
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The Signpost: 31 December 2014[edit]

GOCE 2014 report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2014 Annual Report
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Our 2014 Annual Report is now ready for review.

Highlights:

  • Summary of Drives, Blitzes, and the Requests page;
  • Review the election results;
  • Membership news;
  • Changes around the Guild's pages;
  • Plans for 2015.
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This week's article for improvement (week 2, 2015)[edit]

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Dishwashing liquid is a detergent used in dishwashing

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q4 2014[edit]

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter
Volume 7, No. 4 — 4th Quarter, 2014
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Project At a Glance
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Please comment on Talk:Shooting of Michael Brown[edit]

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The Signpost: 07 January 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 3, 2015)[edit]

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The history of Mongolia includes the foundation, expansion, and fragmentation of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century

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History of Mongolia


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The Signpost: 14 January 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 4, 2015)[edit]

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An example of prose, a type of writing that simulates the natural flow of language

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The Signpost: 21 January 2015[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 5, 2015)[edit]

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The opening of the Beethoven Symphony No. 5, a famous symphony.

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Symphony


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The Inside Corner : January 25, 2015[edit]

What's in the latest edition of WikiProject Baseball's newsletter:

Huggle message[edit]

Hey Newyorkadam! You are receiving this message because you are subscribed at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Huggle/Members#Beta_testers

I have recently launched a new downloads for beta testers that contains nightly builds of huggle, eg. versions that are built every day from our master branch and contains latest huggle. These builds are currently provided only for Windows and Ubuntu. You can find them here: http://huggle.wmflabs.org/builds/

Please keep in mind that these don't have any automatic updates and if you download and start using nightly build, you will need to update it yourself! So don't get yourself to running old version, it's possible to install both stable and nightly huggle, which is what I suggest.

Keep the bug reports coming to phabricator: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/task/create/?projects=Huggle Many thanks! Petrb (talk) 10:06, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 28 January 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 6, 2015)[edit]

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Freeze dried coffee, an example of the application of food science

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The Signpost: 04 February 2015[edit]

February 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2015 Newsletter
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Drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in January's Backlog Elimination Drive. Of the 38 people who signed up for this drive, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We were able to remove August 2013 from the general copyediting backlog and November 2014 from the request-page backlog. Many thanks, everyone!

Blitz: The February Blitz will run from February 15–21 and again focuses on the requests page. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one request article. Sign up here!

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Please comment on Talk:Public Ivy[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 7, 2015)[edit]

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Empire Field, stadium made with temporary structures, cheaper than permanent.

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The Signpost: 11 February 2015[edit]

tell me BOURGEOIS SCUM[edit]

what the fvck do thou think that FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA is ADMIN SANCTIOPEDIA, FREEDOM is SLAVERY, WAR is PEACE, BLACK is WHITE??? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 104.219.54.250 (talk) 12:41, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes. -Newyorkadam (talk) 12:43, 14 February 2015 (UTC)Newyorkadam

This week's article for improvement (week 8, 2015)[edit]

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A Sicilian ice cream parlour

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Mikhaily Teh-White (February 19)[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. The reason left by Sam Sailor was: Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved. -- Sam Sing! 12:13, 19 February 2015 (UTC)


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Hello! Newyorkadam, I noticed your article was declined at Articles for Creation, and that can be disappointing. If you are wondering or curious about why your article submission was declined please post a question at the Articles for creation help desk. If you have any other questions about your editing experience, we'd love to help you at the Teahouse, a friendly space on Wikipedia where experienced editors lend a hand to help new editors like yourself! See you there! -- Sam Sing! 12:13, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Why is this showing up as Newyorkadam's submission? It looks from the history like it was drafted by someone else altogether. (I ask only because the Newyorkxxxx Cabal has to stick together.) Newyorkbrad (talk) 22:18, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

@Newyorkbrad: I'm not sure. I edited it most recently by closing a reference tag that was causing an error, and it seems as though the page auto-resubmitted the article to AfC for some reason. I certainly didn't mean to submit it to AfC, nor do I recall pressing the button to submit it. It appears that it was resubmitted in the same edit that I fixed the ref tag. -Newyorkadam (talk) 23:02, 19 February 2015 (UTC)Newyorkadam

The Signpost: 18 February 2015[edit]

Some interesting reading for you...[edit]

Please read WP:UP#CMT. It's some interesting stuff. I found the sentence that says "Policy does not prohibit users, whether registered or unregistered users, from removing comments from their own talk pages." Almost poetic if you ask me. You could almost set it to song. --Jayron32 01:36, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

@Jayron32: Alright, I just assumed that users were not allowed to remove warnings from their talk pages, as this might be seen as trying to hide they fact that they have been warned in the past. I don't understand why this comment is so condescending for my making a simple mistake. -Newyorkadam (talk) 01:56, 22 February 2015 (UTC)Newyorkadam

Nonsensical awards![edit]

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Congrats on being mistaken for an admin (twice!) on IRC! I guess it's nonsensical awards season, so here's a mop for you! Cheers, --L235 (t / c / ping in reply) 05:33, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
I think this is my first time! Well I guess it was also my second time ;) Thanks :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 05:35, 22 February 2015 (UTC)Newyorkadam

Your submission at Articles for creation: TagPro has been accepted[edit]

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