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The Wikipedia Signpost: 18 January 2010

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Bonaire referendum

"that's an easily made misinterpretation of the sources. I'll add a paragraph back in today or tomorrow with solid references. In short, the previous party would not have had a referendum, and the changeover was orchestrated to have one" Okay, but if so, then why was the referendum already planned for 15 January back in 2009 when the old government was in office, and when will it be held now? —Nightstallion 23:44, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Can you show me a source for the referendum actually being scheduled while the UPB was in power? All I remember from that time period is vague promises with no action. It was a major bone of contention, with a lot public pressure and noise on the radio, but my memory is that the referendum did not get scheduled until after Nicolaas's defection and the resulting change of governments. The sources I used support my memory. If you can find one that contradicts it, I'll research and try to figure out the contradiction.—Kww(talk) 04:33, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
When did the government change actually occur? From what I've gathered, it seemed to me that the referendum was not held on 15 January as planned; at least I have not found ANY report on the referendum having taken place... —Nightstallion 09:45, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Switchover was 15 June 2009, per http://www.rnw.nl/nl/caribiana/article/%E2%80%9Coproep-kalmte-bonaire-niet-nodig%E2%80%9D. Sorry, I wasn't able to find an English language source. The referendum is in a bit of limbo right now. Apparently the government realised that the threat of a referendum was a more effective tool against the Dutch than actually having one and probably losing it. Today's elections are for local offices on Bonaire, and the expectation is that the pro-referendum forces will be removed from office. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.—Kww(talk) 15:21, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Oh? I thought the switchover was much more recent. Either way, the referendum announcement was from December 2009. —Nightstallion 17:51, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
I just e-mailed George DeSalvo, the owner/editor of the Bonaire Reporter. Apparently the January 15 date was never formally scheduled, just floated about. The exact text of a referendum has never been set, and the exact date has never been set. That's why we can't find good, solid sources giving dates and texts. It tends to support my theory that the government is using the threat of a referendum as a bargaining tool with the Dutch.—Kww(talk) 19:09, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Okay, great, thanks. Then we should probably delete the article, no? —Nightstallion 20:19, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
I think that would be premature. Even the threat has had some notable impacts, such as the cessation of funding for hospitals, schools, and police; the corruption accusations against Nicolaas; and placing the status of Saba and St. Eustatius in doubt. I'll have to figure out a way to rewrite the thing to reflect reality a little better. I have a hard time not letting my bias show (if you haven't detected, I'm pretty strongly against the referendum ... even if a free association would have been a better choice, I think that ship has sailed), so it's hard for me to go through the sources without cherry-picking a bit. On the other hand, there aren't a lot of editors that can handle the Dutch and Papiamentu sources effectively, so I'm probably least handicapped.—Kww(talk) 21:01, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, okay. How about this: You simply tell me when you're finished reworking it and then I'll try to see whether I can detect any undue weighting in the article? (I can half-way understand Dutch and Papiamentu, as I'm a native German speaker and Dutch/Papiamentu are close enough to handle, but it's more suited for quick fact-checking than for parsing long articles.) —Nightstallion 22:04, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

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Referendums in French Guiana and on Martinique

Hello, NightStallion! What do you know about referendums of January, 10th, 2010 in French Guiana and on Martinique? [1],[2]CrazyRepublican (talk) 11:57, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

They rejected increased autonomy. what more is there to say? The referenda were an attempt to react to the economy-induced unrest in mid-2009. —Nightstallion 14:18, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Thank you! May be it means, that majority of the populations of these French colonies wanted to became independent? - CrazyRepublican (talk) 21:36, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
Absolutely not. They rejected more autonomy out of fear that it would mean detachment from mainland France; they desperately want to remain part of France. —Nightstallion 21:40, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLVII (January 2010)

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From the coordinators
  • It's only a month into the New Year, and we've already made changes to the project's infrastructure, merging and improving several task forces (see below). Much content within the project's scope has also been improved: eleven new featured articles, two featured lists, two featured pictures, a featured sound, and seventeen A-class articles. Thanks and congratulations to all editors who contributed and/or nominated these items.
  • In other news, the elections for new project coordinators are coming up in March. Think about whether you would like to run or not, and self-nominations will be coming up at the beginning of next month.
  • Lastly, our project's A-class review process is desperately in need of new reviewers. Please consider looking at least one and leaving comments, no matter how small or trivial. It will be greatly appreciated by the article's nominator(s).
  • For the coordinators, —Ed (talkmajestic titan) 03:32, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Battle of the Nile
  2. Bodiam Castle
  3. Charles Eaton (RAAF officer)
  4. Frederick Scherger
  5. Helmut Lent
  6. James Whiteside McCay
  7. Johann von Klenau
  8. Peter Heywood
  9. The Battle of Alexander at Issus
  10. Thomas Baker (aviator)
  11. Walter Peeler

New featured lists:

  1. List of Asian American Medal of Honor recipients
  2. Order of battle at the Battle of the Nile

New featured pictures:

  1. Return of the Great White Fleet
  2. SMS Moltke (1910)

New featured sounds:

  1. It's a Long Way to Tipperary

New A-Class articles:

  1. Alexander Pentland
  2. Battle of Osan
  3. Battle of Winterthur (1799)
  4. Cedric Howell
  5. CFM International CFM56
  6. Florida class battleship
  7. Friedrich Freiherr von Hotze
  8. HMS Lion (1910)
  9. List of battlecruisers of Germany‎
  10. List of Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves recipients: 1940–1941
  11. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann
  12. Operation Windsor
  13. Petlyakov Pe-8
  14. Robert Peverell Hichens
  15. Smedley Butler
  16. USS Hawaii (CB-3)
  17. Vernon Sturdee
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Some errors

Hi, Nightstallion

You had editted Grand National Assembly of Turkey on the 24 th of July 2007 (just after the elections). Thanks for your contribution. But I am afraid there are some factual errors. Please, see the talk page of the article. Have a good day. Nedim Ardoğa (talk) 14:11, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLVIII (February 2010)

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From the coordinators

March, as you know, is an election month for our project, when we pick the coordinators for the next six months. We are seeking motivated individuals willing to devote some of their time and energy to the project so it continues to grow and prosper.

Also, I am making a personal appeal to each of you, the members of this project, to come out and vote for the candidates that run. These users will be responsible for managing the assessment process, answering questions, and making sure that the project's other needs are met. We have approximately 1,000 users who identify as being a part of our project, yet on average only about one-tenth of that number participate in elections. Moreover, as we typically hold referendums on major issues affecting the project along with these election, those who do not vote miss the opportunity to give their opinion on matters affecting the project as a whole. Remember, one vote always makes a difference. For the coordinators, TomStar81 (Talk) 23:47, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Admiralty Islands campaign
  2. Alexander Pentland
  3. Anthony Roll
  4. Battle of Winterthur (1799)
  5. Cedric Howell
  6. HMS Calliope (1884)
  7. The Disasters of War

New featured lists:

  1. List of battlecruisers of Germany
  2. List of National Treasures of Japan (castles)

New featured pictures:

  1. Australian military encampment, 1918
  2. Injured Arriving by Boat at Balaklava
  3. USS New Jersey, 1918

New A-Class articles:

  1. Battle of Taejon
  2. Bombardment of Papeete
  3. First Battle of Maryang San
  4. Henry George Chauvel
  5. List of Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves recipients: 1942
  6. Michael J. Daly
  7. Nguyen Van Nhung
  8. No. 1 Wing RAAF
  9. Oswald Watt
  10. Red Tail Project
  11. Siege of Godesberg (1583)
  12. SMS Goeben
  13. Yermolayev Yer-2
Project news
  • A discussion has begun concerning our military history manual of style's guideline recommending preemptive disambiguation on the naming of military units. As the outcome of the discussion will likely effect a number of pages within our scope we are seeking input from the community on whether the guideline should be changed.
  • Late last year, several largely inactive task forces were merged. However, the mergers of the Australia and New Zealand task forces did not take place as there was no consensus for a new name. To resolve this, a discussion has begun and all editors are encouraged to participate.
Contest department
Awards and honours
Editorial: Reliable sources in military history

Across Wikipedia, guidelines have been set up so that editors can vet sources for themselves. Links to some of these and a guide for checking if a source is reliable can be found in an excellent Signpost dispatch written by Ealdgyth (talk · contribs). However, for the majority of military history-related topics, we strive for more than just a basic reliable source. Specifically, we aim for peer-reviewed articles and books over, for example, most websites.[N 1] Contemporary news articles or accounts can and should be mixed in (if possible) to give a picture of the general view point of the time—were they calm, afraid, unsure of what was going on?

Another major tenet is neutrality. If an editor rewrote the article Dieppe Raid using only the official Canadian history,[N 2] we would have a problem; while it does contain a thorough and in-depth overview, a point-of-view can still be read. For one, it gives an undue amount of focus to Canada's input in the planning of the landing, and it would probably give an undue focus to their troops if a majority of the landing forces hadn't been Canadian. Granted, this is a book written to document that country's role in the Second World War, so you would hope it focuses on them, but this same reason makes it unusable as the primary basis for an article.

In this case, you would like to utilize a few recent, peer-reviewed books and journals, the official British, Canadian and German histories, possibly a few books written by historians from the aforementioned countries, and newspapers from that time period.[N 3] Obviously this is ideal, but you need to represent all three sides in this (the United States would be a fourth, but they played only a minor role in the planning and invading). This neutrality aspect applies especially for battles and to a lesser degree biographies, but it can be utilized in virtually every article in our scope. For example, it could be beneficial to obtain Japanese accounts of B-29 Superfortress bombing raids or non-Puerto Rican peer-reviewed sources for that insular area's role in the Second World War. —Ed (talkmajestic titan)

Notes
  1. ^ It should be noted that certain sites like Combined Fleet or Navweaps, which are authored by recognized or published experts in the field, are not "most websites."
  2. ^ Stacey, Colonel C.P. Six Years of War: The Army in Canada, Britain and the Pacific. 1, Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War. Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1955.
  3. ^ For example, some of the Canadian newspaper articles written about the raid are listed on their War Museum's website here, while a London Gazette supplement written after the war can be seen on their website. Anyone with access to the archives of The New York Times can view the stories printed by that paper on the raid by searching their archives, and the Google News archive lists many newspapers, some of which were scanned by Google and are available at no charge; most of the non-free material requires a subscription to ProQuest.

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News about introducing of Euro in Latvia

Today Latvian government adopted the sharp date of introducing of Euro. It's January, 1st, 2014. [3] (Attention: source on Russian!) CrazyRepublican (talk) 23:54, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

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/notes

Hey Nightstallion, how you ? I have your /notes on my watchpage, they've always been of interest. I spotted the following today - " European Union: Treaty of Lisbon rescue — either a revote in Ireland, a core Europe or an entirely new treaty. " Does this mean you've missed an update, or are the notes not updated as much anymore?

doktorb wordsdeeds 16:17, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Oops, must've missed that one. There are some parts of the page which I tend to forget to update... Thanks! Anything else I've been overlooking? —Nightstallion 16:23, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
Heh, I don't /think/ so, I'll inform you first if I spot it :) :) doktorb wordsdeeds 16:47, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! ;)Nightstallion 16:57, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLIX (March 2010)

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From the coordinators

I am pleased to report that the March coordinator elections have concluded, and that 15 members have been selected to serve as coordinators from April to September. Special congratulations go to AustralianRupert, Dank, MisterBee1966, NativeForeigner, Patar knight, and Ranger Steve, all of whom are newly elected coordinators. As we start this new tranche we welcome all returning coordinators, and wish those who decided not to stand for reelection luck as they move on to new things.

In other election news, a motion made to extend the coordinator tranche from its current six-month term to one full year gained consensus from the election participants. This will take effect in September, during the next election cycle. For the IX Coordinator Tranche, TomStar81 (Talk) 05:02, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. 21st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
  2. Battle of Osan
  3. Bayern class battleship
  4. Dutch 1913 battleship proposal
  5. Karl Aloys zu Fürstenberg
  6. Mary Rose
  7. No. 1 Wing RAAF
  8. USS Congress (1799)

New featured lists:

  1. List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Boxer Rebellion
  2. List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Vietnam War
  3. List of United States Military Academy alumni (Confederate States Army)

New featured topics:

  1. Battlecruisers of Germany

New featured pictures:

  1. Cavalry At Balaklava

New A-Class articles:

  1. Allan Walters
  2. Army of the Danube
  3. Battle of Dürenstein
  4. Byzantine-Sassanid War of 602–628
  5. HMAS Sydney (R17)
  6. Horses in World War I
  7. Lê Văn Duyệt
  8. Michael P. Murphy
  9. Roderic Dallas
  10. USS Triton (SSRN-586)
Project news
  • Operation Normandy

    In May 2008 a small group of editors, operating from a page in Cam's userspace, began work on improving Wikipedia's articles relating to the pivotal Second World War Battle of Normandy that took place in northern France between 6 June and the end of August 1944. Milhist has now adopted this collaboration as our third special project. The aim of Operation Normandy is to bring all core topics—official operations, battles, and the invasion beaches—to featured status by the 70th anniversary of D-Day on 6 June 2014. More information can be found on the project page; any interested editors are most welcome to sign up and help us meet this challenging goal!

  • Henry Allingham World War I Contest

    Our Henry Allingham World War I Contest ended on 11 March with the following results: in first place was Sturmvogel 66; in second place was Ian Rose; in third place was Dana boomer; and the finalists were Abraham, B.S., Carcharoth, and XavierGreen. The contest produced an incredible 238 recognised article improvements, of which 6 were Featured articles, 13 were A-Class articles and 22 were Good articles. In addition 43 newly created or expanded articles were successfully submitted for the 'Did you know' section on Wikipedia's main page. Our warmest congratulations go to the medallists and finalists, and our grateful thanks go to all participants and particularly to Eurocopter for organizing the contest.

  • Would you like to get more involved in the project? There are many open tasks that could use your help. The project's review department is always in need of input at peer reviews, A-class reviews, FACs and FARs; these can be found here. Also, the project maintains a list of deletion debates for military-related articles that have been nominated for deletion; project members are encouraged to provide their opinions in this forum so that consensus can be established. Finally, if content creation is more what you are looking for, each of the project's 48 task forces maintains a list of requested articles.
  • Your comments are invited in the following ongoing project discussions:
Contest department
Awards and honours
Editorial: Translating article writing to real life

I (Ed) am a college student in the United States, and as part of attaining my desired degree, I chose to take a course in Arab-Islamic history. We began in the early 600s and spent some time on the origins of the Islamic conquering of the Sassanid Empire and partial takeover of the Byzantine Empire (c. 634–750). From there, we have moved through the various ages of history, and the class recently began discussing the Ottoman Empire and other Islamic regions of more recent times.

As we began discussing the Ottoman Empire's role in the First World War, our professor mentioned that they were blockading the Bosphorus, using it as a chokepoint to cut off needed supplies traveling to Russia's only warm-water port, Sevastopol. An astute classmate, realizing this meant the use of warships, wondered what naval technology was like during this time. The professor turned and asked me to answer the question, as he knew I had been studying naval history and believed that I knew more about the subject.

The point of this anecdote is not to boast, but to provoke some thought. By virtue of the research Wikipedia writers must do to write complete, referenced articles, many of us are acquiring knowledge in specialized topics that can surpass even learned scholars. Wikipedia might even provoke some of us into becoming learned scholars through the subjects we find here. To profile one such case, take a look at Parsecboy.

Beginning in May 2007, he came across a few essentially empty stubs on German battleship classes. Nearly 3 years later, he's written or collaborated on more than forty articles rated as good or higher, including over a dozen featured articles and a featured list; the majority relate to German warships. The work Parsecboy has done for Wikipedia has had a tremendous impact on his academic career: to complete his undergraduate degree, Parsecboy is currently writing an Honors Thesis that will analyze the British and German battlecruiser squadrons during the First World War. Parsecboy plans to attend graduate school and continue his research in the area, culminating in a dissertation. He comments that "without a doubt, I would not have had nearly as much knowledge and interest in the topic, nor would I have known where to begin researching if I had not become so involved with the topic here on Wikipedia."

The knowledge you acquire through writing Wikipedia articles will remain with you for the rest of your life. Try to find a way to use it to your advantage.

Ed (talkmajestic titan) and Parsecboy (talk)

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Discussion on the usage of "Turkmen" and "Turkmenistani" on categories and templates

Heya, you may want to participate in this discussion regarding to the term should be used to describe Turkmenistan people. Thanks. Arteyu ? Blame it on me ! 09:40, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Tropical cyclones WikiProject Newsletter #29

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The project has gone since August without a newsletter, due to a lack of interest in its publication and development. This issue aims to catch up on major events and milestones since late summer 2009, and set a series of goals for the upcoming hurricane seasons. Your help in writing future issues is appreciated.

Tropical cyclone activity
2009 Atlantic hurricane season
2009 Pacific hurricane season
2009 Pacific typhoon season
2009 North Indian Ocean cyclone season
2009–10 Australian region cyclone season
2009–10 South Pacific cyclone season
2009–10 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season
2010 Pacific typhoon season
2010 North Indian Ocean cyclone season

Typhoons Morakot, Ketsana, and Parma caused extensive damage to China, Taiwan, Philippines, and Vietnam in August and September. Their collective damages total in the billions of dollars and each storm caused hundreds of fatalities. All three of the storms' names were subsequently retired.

Member of the month

Cyclone barnstar

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Members
Thirteen Wikipedia users have joined the project since September, and several have returned after an extended absence: Hurricanehink (talk · contribs), Yellow Evan (talk · contribs), and Darren23 (talk · contribs). The list of inactive or retired users has remained mostly unchanged.

Goals for the upcoming season
Hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific and Atlantic basins is quickly approaching. Activity from new users typically increases substantially during the summer months, especially during active periods of tropical cyclone strikes. Precautions should be taken to ensure that content covering ongoing or recent events is kept up-to-date. Moreover, creation of new articles should be discouraged unless the storm in question presents an immediate or long-term threat to land.

Nonetheless, the project should encourage new editors to get involved; for this purpose the standard Wikipedia:WikiProject Tropical cyclones/Invite template may be used.

The project should also make an effort to evaluate existing recognized content. A Project audit of featured articles has been proposed; ideally, each article should be reviewed for continued compliance with the FA criteria. Articles that no longer meet the criteria may be nominated for demotion, or alternatively, improved and updated.

Main Page content
Three articles appeared on the main page as Today's Featured Article: Cyclone Orson on September 22, Hurricane Fabian on January 30, and Hurricane Lane (2006) on March 22

Article statistics

Project news
September 2009 – A debate on the numbering of JMA tropical depressions in season articles took place. Much of the discussion can be read here.
October 2009 – The project was featured in a Signpost article, detailing its progress over the past two years.
December 2009 – Multiple Wikipedia Books—organized and printable compilations of related articles—are created under the project's purview.
Nilfanion (talk · contribs) proposed a revamp of the project's track map standards and naming conventions. This is likely a long-term project, and will be largely executed on Wikimedia Commons.
March 2010 – One of the project's core articles, Hurricane Katrina, was demoted from featured article status. Later in the month, it was suggested that more tropical cyclone-related articles are added to the rotating list of the Main Page's Selected anniversaries.

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Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow's name

Hi Nightstallion,

I'm still on the French Wikipedia but nearly dead here. I don’t have nerves enough to argument on two Wikipedias. But there is here something I can’t stand silent about. The talk page doesn’t match the page anymore. If you’re still an administrator, may I ask you to fix it please? Thank you very much. Švitrigaila (talk) 22:01, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Danke schön. :-) Švitrigaila (talk) 22:09, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
Gerne! —Nightstallion 08:53, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

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Free South Ossetia?

Why not free South Ossetia? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Questionairre (talkcontribs) 19:00, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Because in that particular case, I happen to value territorial integrity of Georgia higher, especially because of dislocation of refugees and so on. —Nightstallion 19:33, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
So, you support first the return of the 15,000 Georgian refugees, and then a gradual and transitional path towards freedom? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Questionairre (talkcontribs) 19:53, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
Assuming that *after* all the displaced people (mostly ethnic Georgians) return, a majority would still be in favour of independence (which I personally doubt), I'd be willing to reconsider my opinion. —Nightstallion 08:53, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
And why not the same prekondition for Kosovos case? Id reckon that 200,000 is a considerably larger number than 15,000. Additionaly, the facilitation of the return of all refugies and IDPs was a key precondition of the Contact Group to even begin the Kosovo status prosess. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Questionairre (talkcontribs) 15:59, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
I think you're confusing the numbers a bit there; even with Serbian refugees returned (which I wholly support!), Kosovo would have a vast majority of Albanians. South Ossetia is really not the same. —Nightstallion 16:01, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
I'm not. Both prior to the war and after there is a clear and undeniable determination of the people of South Osetia for freedom with an overwhelming majority. It is ilogical to claim that even the return of virtually all Georgian refugees would have impact on the undeniable fact that the vast majority of the population of their country are Osetians. Are you saying you disagree? The independence referendum is a good proof. By the way, there was no referendum in Kosovo! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Questionairre (talkcontribs) 18:42, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : L (April 2010)

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From the coordinators

It's been a month since the end of the coordinator elections, and I am proud to inform the project that the IX coordinator tranche is doing well. Our new coordinators are rapidly learning the ropes, and the last of the task forces under consideration for merging have been consolidated into a new task force which should increase productivity and improve quality article output.

At the moment the coordinators are discussing preliminary plans for an improved version of The Bugle, and are working with editors from the American Civil War task force who are in the process of organizing a new special project relating to that conflict. It is our hope to see these changes implemented in the upcoming month. Lastly, as many of our members are also in school, we extend our best wishes to all who will be taking final exams both this month and next. For the IX coordinator tranche, TomStar81 (Talk) 22:36, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Battle of Dürenstein
  2. Battle of Pulo Aura
  3. Battle of Taejon
  4. Battle of The Cedars
  5. Brougham Castle
  6. Cleomenean War
  7. Harry Chauvel
  8. Japanese battleship Yamato
  9. Lester Brain
  10. Myles Standish
  11. Roderic Dallas
  12. USS President (1800)
  13. War of the Bavarian Succession

New featured lists:

  1. Order of battle at the Battle of Camperdown

New featured topics:

  1. Yamato class battleships

New featured portals:

  1. Biological warfare

New A-Class articles:

  1. 22nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
  2. Battle of Chochiwon
  3. Battle of Chonan
  4. Battle of Naktong Bulge
  5. Battle of Pyongtaek
  6. Battle of Slater's Knoll
  7. Battle of The Cedars
  8. Battle of Valcour Island
  9. Brian Eaton
  10. Douglas MacArthur
  11. Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein
  12. HMAS Australia (1911)
  13. Kongō class battlecruiser‎
  14. List of battleships of Germany
  15. Massachusetts in the American Civil War
  16. Operation Sandblast
  17. Order of Saint Hubert (Bavarian)
  18. Ordnance QF 25-pounder Short
  19. Petlyakov Pe-3
  20. SMS Helgoland
  21. Sovetsky Soyuz class battleship
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Editorial: Milhist's special projects

This month we're taking a look at the Military history WikiProject's special projects. At present we have three—Operation Great War Centennial, Operation Majestic Titan, and Operation Normandy—with, as Tom mentions in his introduction, a fourth coming on line as this newsletter goes out.

  • Operation Great War Centennial

    Officially the longest running of our special projects, this started in December 2008 with the ambitious goal of improving our core articles relating to the First World War by June 2014. As it states on the project's page, "the centenary of the start of World War I ... will doubtless be a mammoth commemoration of one of the most significant wars in history, attracting vast interest from schools, universities, veterans groups and the media. It offers us the chance to showcase what a brilliant resource Wikipedia is". With World War I receiving well over 20,000 page views per day on most days, the truth of these words is evident and the opportunity too good to miss. Operation Great War Centennial has compiled a list of over 300 articles covering topics such as battles, geographical areas, people, armaments, and technology; while some have achieved featured or good status, the majority are at B-Class or below, so there is plenty there for willing editors to get their teeth into.

  • Operation Majestic Titan

    The home of our much-respected and admired "Battleship Cabal", Operation Majestic Titan started in June 2009 with the aim of creating the "single largest featured topic on Wikipedia, centered around the battleships considered, planned, built, operated, canceled, or otherwise recorded." At time of writing the prolific Majestic Titan team has produced an impressive 33 featured articles, 19 A-Class, 60 good articles, three featured topics and six good topics. According to the project's working list, there are only 427 more articles to go...

  • Operation Normandy

    Although it first appeared in Milhist's pages in March 2010, this project had been formerly operating out of Cam's userspace as the "Normandy Team" since May 2008, making it a contender for our longest-running unofficial special project. Operation Normandy is aiming to create a Featured Topic on the Second World War Battle of Normandy by the 70th Anniversary of D-Day on 6 June 2014. With nine featured articles so far and 29 more to go, progress has been steady. More help, however, is always welcome.

  • Our fourth special project, American Civil War Sesquicentennial, is in the process of organising and at present lacks a name (see this discussion if you have any suggestions). The project will be looking to improve Wikipedia's coverage of the American Civil War by its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2011. The beginning of a drive is always an exciting time to get involved, so interested editors are strongly encouraged to drop by and sign up.

Special projects are a great way of organising a long-term collaboration with a specific end-point in mind, and tend to be more goal-oriented and focused than the general task forces or informal working groups. Joining a special project is also a fantastic way to work alongside like-minded editors with whom you'll undoubtedly develop close working relationships; by your third or fourth FA submission you'll hopefully be operating as part of a well-oiled team. Editor roles are many and varied: content writers, source material providers, image- and map-makers, copy editors, reviewers, MoS gurus, wikignomes, specialists and generalists... you're sure to find a job that suits you and benefits the team. If you have an idea for a special project or are already undertaking a collaboration that you think fits in with the ethos of those above, and you'd like to benefit from Milhist's support and infrastructure, consider dropping the coordinators a note. Personally I've found the synergy and teamwork of contributing to a special project (Operation Normandy in my case) to be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable aspects of my time here. I hope you will too. EyeSerenetalk 14:16, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

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Hi would you like to come discuss your recent addition to thisd article on its talkpage, thanks. Off2riorob (talk) 18:32, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

I also find it hard to understand how you have been here since 2004 and have 60000 edits and yet you can't format a citation? If you need help with that feel free to ask me. It does not take long to cite your content correctly. This is an easy way to do it,thanks

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : LI (May 2010)

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From the coordinators

With Eurocopter's resignation (see editorial below), this month marks the end of his tenure as a project coordinator. Eurocopter has been with the team for almost three years now and will be sorely missed, but he has taken the tough decision that his real life commitments have unfortunately made it too hard for him to focus on his coordinator duties. We wish him good luck in the future, both in real life and on-wiki.

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—your IX Coordinator Tranche, May 2010

Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Action of 1 August 1801
  2. Battle of Villers-Bocage
  3. Brian Eaton
  4. HMAS Australia (1911)
  5. HMS Lion (1910)
  6. Japanese battleship Tosa

New featured lists:

  1. List of battleships of Germany

New A-Class articles:

  1. 102nd Intelligence Wing
  2. Battle of Quebec (1775)
  3. Bombing of Yawata (June 1944)
  4. Deutschland class battleship
  5. Indiana class battleship
  6. Russian battleship Slava
  7. SMS Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand
  8. SMS Hannover
  9. William Ellis Newton
Project news
  • With consensus reached on a name the American Civil War task force has officially opened our newest special project. Codenamed Brothers at War, its goal will be "...to improve [US Civil War] related Wikipedia articles to featured status, and to see as many of these as possible appear on the main page on their respective 150th anniversaries."
  • The straw poll concerning preemptive disambiguation of military units as outlined by our Manual of Style has been closed, with near unanimous consensus that the current practice of preemptive disambiguation be retained. Thanks to everyone who participated in either the discussion or the straw poll.
  • Members of Operation Majestic Titan have adopted a three-tiered award system to show appreciation to those who have done work on battleship or battlecruiser articles. Formally known as the Titan's Cross, the award has been issued to Parsecboy, Climie.ca, The ed17, and MBK004.
  • The project's official IRC channel (#wikipedia-en-milhist) has been restarted. Project members and anyone interested in military history are encouraged to join us for substantive discussions, social discourse and a few laughs. Instructions on how to get on IRC are available here.
Contest department
Awards and honours
Editorial: Project coordination and constructive editing

For those of you who might not know me, I'm Eurocopter. I served as a coordinator of the Military history WikiProject from August 2007 until few days ago, when I decided to resign due to real life issues making it impossible for me to continue to perform project duties on a regular basis. Reflecting on my experience and activities within the project, I decided to write this editorial to set out a few thoughts and offer some advice to interested members.

First of all, what does project coordination mean and how does it help the Military history WikiProject? Although the coordinators do not have any real executive powers, they play an important role in project management. To make editing contributions easier for our members we establish guidelines, manage Peer and A-Class reviews, and consult and assist when needed. The primary goal of the coordination team has always been to stimulate the development of quality articles and, once they have been developed, to facilitate maintaining them at a high standard for as long as possible. This has been carried out through the organization of a considerable number of assessment drives, contests and special projects. However, there is still much to be done to make the project one of the best and most active wiki-communities. Coordinator involvement in trying to achieve this, as the central promoters of any activity undertaken within the project, is more than important; the coordination team should stand as an example of civilised and constructive cooperation. Perhaps the most annoying issue—unfortunately quite widespread through the pages of Wikipedia—is POV-dominated conflict. While such a phenomenon might seem inevitable in a community within which hundreds of members of different nationalities with different historical and political views interact, it doesn’t mean we should accept it. The ability to neutrally mediate such conflicts is an important and desirable coordinator function.

Secondly, but most importantly in my opinion, is the question of how the project enables editors to contribute effectively. Perhaps you already know how difficult it is to take an article to the highest quality levels such as A-Class or featured status. It is even harder to do this working alone. I believe the best thing the Military history WikiProject has done is to bring together groups of editors with similar interests. As there are very few editors skilled in all the diverse article development areas, you might feel the need for help from editors more experienced in, for example, advanced copy editing, image editing etc. To this end the project provides task forces and special projects where members should always feel encouraged to ask questions, discuss, debate and give advice. Such cooperation is the best way to create properly balanced articles and to establish a neutral point of view. Our Style guide and Academy are also useful in guiding you along the path of writing an article. A final, but vital, part of the collaborative article writing process is editor behaviour when interacting with other editors who are contributing to the same article. Even on those occasions where an editor upsets you or allows their personal opinions to influence their editing, always remain calm, civil and try to reach an agreement. Contributing to Wikipedia is something most of us do as a hobby; time spent in useless conflicts is precious editing time wasted.

All in all, the Military history WikiProject is a good meeting point for milhist-interested editors, both beginners and advanced, with someone always there to give help and advice when needed. I wish to thank all my fellow coordinators and project members who keep this beautiful community running. I will certainly miss it!

Best regards and happy wiki-editing! Eurocopter (talk) 20:24, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

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Help:English to Latin Translation

Hello! I need some help on English to Latin translation. Please help me to translate the following list of english words to Latin.

  • Bishop of Rome
  • Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
  • Patriarch of Alexandria
  • Patriarch of Antioch
  • Patriarch of Jerusalem

Thank you. Amit6 (talk) 18:09, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

They are:
  • Episcopus Romanus
  • Patriarcha/Archiepiscopus Constantinopolitanus
  • Patriarcha Alexandrinus
  • Patriarcha Antiochenus
  • Patriarcha Hierosolomitanus
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Help:English to Latin Translation 2

Hello! Please tell me about the translations below, right/wrong? If wrong, feel free to suggest your own words.

  • Bishopric of Rome (Latin: Episcopatus Romanus)
  • Patriarchate of Antioch (Latin: Patriarchatus Antiochenus)
  • Patriarchate of Constantinople (Latin: Patriarchatus Constantinopolitanus)

Thank you. Amit6 (talk) 10:15, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

It is:
  • Diœcesis Urbis or Diœcesis Romana
The other two are correct.
Nightstallion 17:19, 11 June 2010 (UTC)
Episcopatus Romanus, what do this words mean? Amit6 (talk) 18:17, 11 June 2010 (UTC)
It's simply not called that; the term is "Diocese of Rome", not "Bishopric". —Nightstallion 18:23, 11 June 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. Amit6 (talk) 11:42, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
Patriarcha Constantinopolitanus Oecumenicum, is this right translation for Ecumenical Patriarch of Constaniple? - Amit6 (talk) 13:33, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
Again, "Patriarcha Oecumenicus" would literally mean "Ecumenical Patriarch", but the title is "Patriarcha Constantinopolitanus" in Latin, with no mention of ecumenicity. —Nightstallion 13:37, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

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Hey, I notice in your "Notes" that you have links for two proposed acts of parliament I have now created sketchy articles for : Fixed Term Parliament Bill and Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill. In your "Notes", the former has a hyphen between "fixed" and "term", something I haven't done....doktorb wordsdeeds 10:31, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Well, according to the most official source I can think of, it should be "Fixed-term", shouldn't it? Kudos for creating the articles. :)Nightstallion 10:39, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
Heh, balls. I'll move the article now then :) 11:15, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
;) BTW, the PVSaCB article seems to have some formatting issues; is it still a work-in-progress? —Nightstallion 11:17, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
That abbreviation looks like a German political party :) Er....I am at work, so can only get onto Wiki as and when I've not got other things to do, if it looks rushed or incomplete, it's because I am not able to finish off all the templates and boxes without being asked by my boss how things are going with my actual job :) If I can't do it today, it's WiP for the future.....doktorb wordsdeeds 11:45, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

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HAitian elections

I dont know if you happened to be more nuanced on Haitian politics or just poltiics in general, but you seem to have created the page for the haitian elections and was wondering if you could help on an expansion. there seem to be "about" 20 candidates for the presidential election and we need to list them. also need expansion for the "general" election (ie- legislative bit). Lihaas (talk) 23:19, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

I don't really have much expertise in Haitian politics in particular, but I'll try to keep an eye out for anything that would be useful to add to the article. —Nightstallion 07:50, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

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Hello! Please visit this page and translate that following list of english words to Latin. Sorry if I am disturbing you. --Amit6 (talk) 16:43, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, too many. —Nightstallion 17:06, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

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Re UUP leadership, I wont change your edit because you have perfectly accuratly recorded from the source, however I suspect that the source is wrong. Reading Elliott's writing in recent days it appears that there is a slightly more nuanced position in relation to the Conservative Party than the BBC have reported, ie "no more UCUNF" is reported as "no more Tory link", which isn't the same thing. Anyway, just thought I'd flag it up and wait for another source.Traditional unionist (talk) 14:55, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Oh, okay. Thanks; let's hope some source picks up on that in the coming days. —Nightstallion 15:10, 25 August 2010 (UTC)
Have done so now.Traditional unionist (talk) 10:33, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

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The WikiProject Tropical Cyclones Newsletter #31

Number 31, September 10, 2010

The Hurricane Herald

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Storm of the month
Hurricane Frank is the storm of the Month.

Hurricane Frank

Tropical Depression Nine-E formed on August 21 south of the Gulf of Tehuantepec. It developed into a tropical storm the following morning. On August 23, Frank continued to intensify, but later faced shear and entered a period of weakening. However, on August 24, as shear decreased, it began to reorganize and strengthen again, becoming a hurricane on August 25. Two days later, Frank weakened into a tropical storm. Rapidly weakening overnight, NHC issued that it have been degraded into an remnant low. The area of low pressure associated with Frank was absorbed with another area of disturbed weather which later developed into Tropical Depression Ten-E.

Throughout Central America, Hurricane Frank produced torrential rain that resulted in at least 30 fatalities, most of which took place in Nicaragua and Honduras. In Guatemala alone, damage from the system was estimated to be up to $500 million. In Mexico, six deaths were reported. A total 30 homes were destroyed with 26 others damaged. Two major roads were damaged with another road blocked due to a landslides. Several rivers overflowed their banks as well. Losses from the storms totaled millions of dollars. Water Currents form a nearby volcano were damaged as well.


Other tropical cyclone activity

  • Atlantic Ocean– In the Atlantic Ocean, around three storms and one depression formed. Tropical Depression Four early on August 2. Early the next day, the depression strengthened further into a tropical storm and was named "Colin". Tropical Storm Colin was downgraded to a tropical depression late morning on August 8. Tropical Depression 5 formed on August 10, with no improvement, it dissipated within 24 hours. Tropical Depression Six developed near the Cape Verde Islands on August 21, the first of the series of Cape Verde-type storms. On August 22 the system attained tropical storm status, thus earning the name "Danielle" The next day it attained hurricane status, becoming the second of the season and strengthened further to a Category 2 hurricane. On August 27, Hurricane Danielle strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane, becoming the first major hurricane of the season, and further strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane shortly after.Danielle later weakened to a Category 3, then Category 2 hurricane, and later became a Category 1 Hurricane due to an eyewall replacement cycle, while avoiding land areas. It became extratropical early on August 31 southeast of Newfoundland without having directly impacted land. It was fully absorbed by a larger extratropical low on September 4 over Greenland. On August 25, Tropical Depression 7 formed east of Hurricane Danielle. Later that day it was upgraded to Tropical Storm Earl. On August 29, 2010 Earl strengthened to become the season's third hurricane. Earl then quickly intensified to become the season's second major hurricane on August 30. The hurricane weakened to a Category 3 hurricane after an eyewall replacement cycle before becoming a Category 4 again. Earl made landfall in the Canadian Maritime Provinces, twice in Nova Scotia and once in Prince Edward Island (PEI) at hurricane intensity. On August 30, when gale-force winds and better organization resulted in the development of Tropical Storm Fiona, skipping tropical depression status. It struggled to develop further, however, as it was hindered by high wind shear from the outflow of the much larger and stronger Earl.
  • Eastern Pacific Ocean– Three depressions formed in the Month of August. A tropical depression formed on August 5. slowly intensified, reaching tropical storm status on August 6. On August 9, it was downgraded into a tropical depression. On August 10th Estelle dissipated. Tropical Depression Eight-E formed on August 20. However, the depression weakened slightly overnight. The depression continued to weaken and the National Hurricane Center issued its final advisory on August 22. Tropical Depression Nine-E formed on August 21 south of the Gulf of Tehuantepec. It developed into a tropical storm the following morning. On August 25 it became a hurricane. Two days later, Frank weakened into a tropical storm. Rapidly weakening overnight, NHC issued that it have been degraded into an remnant low. Throughout Central America, Hurricane Frank produced torrential rain that resulted in at least 30 fatalities, most of which took place in Nicaragua and Honduras. In Guatemala alone, damage from the system was estimated to be up to $500 million. In Mexico, six deaths were reported. A total 30 homes were destroyed with 26 others damaged. Two major roads were damaged with another road blocked due to a landslides. Several rivers overflowed their banks as well. Losses from the storms totaled millions of dollars. Water Currents form a nearby volcano were damaged as well.
  • Western Pacific Ocean– Eight depression formed in the Month of August. Early on August 4, After Domeng, had merged with the low pressure area PAGASA reported that Domeng had intensified into a tropical storm and reached its 10-minute peak sustained windspeeds of 65 km/h (40 mph). In Luzon, heavy rain produced by the storm led to a few landslides, prompting road closures. Offshore, three people drowned after their boat capsized amidst rough seas produced by Domeng. Later that day PAGASA reported that Domeng had weakened into a tropical depression, before reporting early the next day that after it had passed through the Babuyan Islands, Domeng had weakened into an area of low pressure. Early on August 6, the JTWC reported that a tropical disturbance formed within the monsoon gyre about 800 km (500 mi) southeast of Taipei, Taiwan. During that day the JMA started to monitor the depression before the JTWC designated it as Tropical Depression 05W. The depression was then upgraded into a tropical storm by the JMA and named "Dianmu". After moving northward for several days, it turned northeastward and struck southern South Korea. Dianmu weakened as it crossed the Korean peninsula and emerged into the Sea of Japan. Heavy rains produced by the storm resulted in one fatality after a cargo ship sank amidst rough seas produced by the storm. This marked the first time in nine years that a rain-related fatality took place in the capital city of Seoul. More than 3,000 homes were destroyed in eastern China after heavy rains from the outer bands of Dianmu struck the region. The storm made landfall on Japan; exiting the country within five hours. Heavy rains were reported through out the islands. Nearly a week after the two ships sank off the coast of the Philippines, 31 crew members remain missing and are presumed dead after numerous coast guard rescue attempts. Damage from the storm on Jeju Island amounted to 5 billion won ($4.2 million USD). Early on August 17, an area of low pressure formed about 415 km (260 mi), northeast of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. On the evening of August 18, as it crossed Babuyan Islands, the disturbance's low level center (LLC) weakened due to land interaction and high vertical wind shear. It regenerated on August 20 when it was located about 280 km (175 miles), to the west of Dagupan City, Pangasinan. Early on the next day, the LLCC of the disturbance became partially exposed due to a Tropical Upper Tropospheric Trough (TUTT) that was developing off Luzon at that time. On the afternoon of that day, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) upgraded the system into a tropical depression. The next day, they further upgraded the depression into a tropical storm and named it "Mindulle". At the same time, the JTWC reported that Tropical Depression 06W has intensified into a tropical storm. Thousands of fishermen were urged to return to port. According to Vietnamese officials, contact was lost with 10 vessels on August 24 and the 137 fishermen on the ships were listed as missing. Rainfall, peaking at 297 mm (11.7 in),[59] led to significant flooding and agricultural losses. A Tropical depression formed on August 26, it survived for three days with no change in strength. it rapidly traveled northwest and dissipated on August 29. On August 28, the JMA upgraded the system to a Tropical Storm and was named "Lionrock". Early of september 1, Lionrock made a Fujiwhara effect with Namtheun, whilst Lionrock maintained it's strength while Namtheun was absorbed. Lionrock made landfall on the east coast of Guangdong Province, China, just north of the city of Shantou. It then started to dissipate and weaken into a tropical storm and moved over Guangzhou, Guangdong's capital. Lionrock soon lost it's intensity as it went over Guangdong. Midday of August 29, the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC) issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert (TCFA) on the system as a Low Level Circulation Centre had become organized. On the morning of that same day, the JTWC announced that the system had quickly developed into a tropical storm and assigned the designation "08W". Intensification continued, then by midday of August 30, the JMA reported that the depression had intensified into a tropical storm and assigned it the international designation "Kompasu". In addition, PAGASA also announced that the low pressure in the northeast of Batanes had formed and assigned it a local name, "Glenda". At the same time, the JTWC also upgraded Kompasu into a category 1 typhoon. On the next day, Kompasu crossed the island of Kadena and rapidly intensified into a category 2 typhoon equivalent. On September 1, Kompasu was upgraded by JTWC as a category 3 typhoon equivalent, becoming the strongest typhoon of the season. The storm later weakened to a category one typhoon in the Yellow Sea, before veering northeast and making landfall on Ganghwa Island, northwest of Incheon and Seoul, killing at least four people.[61] Kompasu was the strongest tropical storm to hit the Seoul metropolitan area in 15 years. On August 27, an extensive cloud formed in the waters east of Taiwan. On August 28, it developed into a low pressure. At 18:00, near Yaeyama Islands, the Japan Meteorological Agency upgraded the low pressure into a tropical depression. There were two tropical cyclones developing on both sides of 09W (namely Lionrock and Kompasu), and Typhoon Kompasu had a relatively stronger intensity, causing 09W moved southwest to Taiwan Strait. On August 30, it caused heavy rain in northern Taiwan. Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau could only issue a tropical depression warning since it had not strengthened to a tropical storm. At 20:00, 09W suddenly intensified into a tropical storm, and was named Namtheun. However, due to the development of another stronger tropical storm Lionrock at South China Sea, the increase of intensity of Namtheun was difficult. In the evening hours of August 31, Namtheun weakened into a tropical depression north of Taiwan Strait. Whilst Lionrock maintained it's strength while Namtheun was absorbed. Late on August 28, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center reported that an area of low pressure system associated with a tropical disturbance had developed about 1,000 mi (1,600 km) to the southwest of Honolulu in Hawaii. Isolated thunderstorms were developing in association with the small low-level circulation. During the next day the disturbance moved towards the west and moved into the western Pacific where the JMA immediately designated it as a tropical depression. The depression was expected to bring inclement weather to Majauro and nearby atolls, although the system significantly weakened before reaching the area.

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The October member of the month is CrazyC83. Since joining the project near its inception, CrazyC83 has been involved in bringing twenty two articles to Good Article status and one article to Featured Article Status. Not only this, he is been working with the [[2010 Atlantic hurricane season 24/7. Our Favorite member Jason Rees looks like he has gone on a short break with the west, but he still continues with the east.


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  • A tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a large low-pressure center and numerous thunderstorms that produce strong winds and heavy rain.
  • While tropical cyclones can produce extremely powerful winds and torrential rain, they are also able to produce high waves and damaging storm surge as well as spawning tornadoes.
  • The term "tropical" refers to both the geographic origin of these systems, which form almost exclusively in tropical regions of the globe, and their formation in maritime tropical air masses.
  • Many tropical cyclones develop when the atmospheric conditions around a weak disturbance in the atmosphere are favorable. The background environment is modulated by climatological cycles and patterns such as the Madden-Julian oscillation, El Niño-Southern Oscillation, and the Atlantic multidecadal oscillation.

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This month the editorial member award has been disputed to CrazyC83 & Jason Rees. CrazyC83 has been working mainly with the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season while Jason Rees is working with the 2010 Pacific typhoon season. Jason has also created sandboxes for western Pacific Typhoons and North Indian ocean cyclones, Rashmi and Dianmu are a few good examples of this work. Anirudh Emani (talk) 08:35, 10 September 2010 (UTC)


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Nigeria

Why was the version I wrote of the 2011 Nigerian election deleted?--TM 17:58, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Because I moved a more comprehensive article over the current location. Don't think I missed any content by that, but if I did, please re-add what's missing. —Nightstallion 18:29, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

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  1. There is an election page about the Swiss referendum next week (some days away) but doesnt have much more than 1 paragraph. Do you know the details for that election to add something? It has no real value yet.
  2. The Bosnia elections are coming up. Do you know anything to help on an expansion? Seems liek quite a notable place but it doesnt have much yet.Lihaas (talk) 23:59, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
It's a single-issue referendum, so I'm not sure there'll be much more to say about it... And whenever I find something about elections, I tend to add it to the article; haven't seen too much about the Bosnian ones so far, though. :(Nightstallion 01:29, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
For the former will you take charge of updating with the results? then it can be nom. on ITN.Lihaas (talk) 09:38, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I can do that. —Nightstallion 10:21, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

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Kyrgyzstani parliamentary election, 2010

all set to go ifyou want to nominate at ITN. Or we can wait for government formation, but that could take a while upon which the election would be old (a la Belgium/Iraq). Theres been precedence for plurality, and the crisis there makes this notable.

 Done, but was reluctantly. you can support. Lihaas (talk) 03:29, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

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Czech Senate election, 2010

the first round is over, with more votes thsi coming weekend, but the page is disastrous. I havent heard much of it, but was wondering if you have.

Also, suggestign a merge with the legislative election, after this is "legislative."Lihaas (talk) 10:09, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

I'll update the article when I have time, but I'm strongly against merging the two articles; Senate elections are held every two years, just like in the US, and are completely separate from the legislative elections, which are held every four years but whenever they feel like it. —Nightstallion 11:44, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

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Storm of the month
'Typhoon Fanapi' is Storm of the Month

Typhoon Fanapi approaching Taiwan

Early on September 14, the JMA reported that a tropical depression had formed east of Taiwan. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center soon designated the depression as 12W with PAGASA naming it Inday shortly thereafter. Later on the same day, the tropical depression was upgraded to a tropical storm and was officially given the name Fanapi by the JMA. On September 16, the storm further intensified into a severe tropical storm. That same day, the JMA further upgraded it into a typhoon. Fanapi turned west and intensified into a category 1 typhoon that night. On the following day, the storm further intensified into a category 2 typhoon. On September 18, the storm further intensified to a Category 3 typhoon and moved straight into Taiwan. It made landfall in Hualien County at 8:40 a.m. (10.40am AEST) on September 19, with winds of 162 kilometres (101 mi) and across the island at a speed of 20km/h. Shortly after its landfall, it moved south and again turned east and rapidly weakened into a Severe Tropical Storm. It had a Category 1 equivalent strength at that time. At 06:00 PM (Local time), the typhoon went back into the ocean. Post Storm Analysis proved that the system stayed on land for 9 hours approximately. The storm made its second landfall at Zhangpu County, Zhangzhou, Fujian province, China, at a Category 1 Typhoon intensity. The Storm caused a large scale damage to Taiwan. In the early hours of September 21, Fanapi weakened into a tropical depression over Guangdong province, China. On Septemner 22, Fanapi dissipated completely.

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Jason Rees is the member of the month - October 2010

Jason is been awarded the member of the month - October 2010 for his excellent work at the construction of Tropical cyclone related articles. He is excellent when it comes to referencing. His work at the article Typhoon Fanapi (2010) is remarkable.

To do

  • Improve the 14 WPTC core articles to FA status
  • Finish List of Pacific typhoon seasons
  • Expand every season article worldwide to mention every storm in the season
  • Expand the articles in Category:Tropical cyclone articles to be expanded
  • Get every article on the vital articles list to GA status

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Project News

  • The 2011 Northern Hemisphere cyclone season articles are awaiting creation.
  • A replacement for Template:Infobox hurricane current has been discussed.
  • Hurricane Earl (2010) dab issue solved.
  • List of tornadoes spawned by Hurricane Earl (1998) being discussed for deletion.
  • Flattening MODIS real time images discussed.
  • List of Tropical Storms David, Hurricane Humberto, Tropical Storm Alex discussed.
  • NASA GRIP (Genesis and Rapid Intensification Project) explained.
  • Book:Greatest Category 5 Hurricanes, which is related to this project, has been nominated for deletion.
  • Early hurricane season names brought up a large discussion.
  • Format for season articles discussed
  • Use of colour in charts on season articles duscussed
  • new map icon discussed
  • Lists on Cyclones, Hurricanes, and Typhoons discussed
  • several of our SWIO categories have been nominated for CFD
  • moving of storm articles and the year in retired storm articles decided
  • Storm Article titles discussed

--Anirudh Emani (talk) 10:12, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

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Two issues

Hi Nightstallion! I have two questions for you...

1. One admin moved Democracy is Freedom – The Daisy to Democracy Is Freedom – The Daisy as an uncontroversial move. It was controversial indeed as è (in English is) was not capitalized in the original name of the party. We discussed that before and there was no consensus about the move. I contacted the admin for explanations but he did not manage to explain much. Would you mind to move the article back to its original (and more correct) title?

2. Where can I find opinion polls on Austrian elections? I'm sure I already asked about this but I don't remember what was your answer then. How are Austrian parties doing in polls right now? What is your forecast for the next general election to be held in 2013?

Thank you for your attention. --Checco (talk) 11:35, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

1. I've asked on the article's talk page.
2. neuwal.com, for example. FPÖ is closing in on SPÖ and ÖVP, Greens slightly above recent results, BZÖ close to the threshold. 2013... far, far away. —Nightstallion 13:09, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
1. Let's see what happens...
2. Thank you for the website. But what abouth Carinthia's FPK? --Checco (talk) 13:18, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
2. What about it? It's part of the FPÖ again now. —Nightstallion 13:37, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Its regional branch in Carinthia... Well enough, interesting, but what is the identity of BZÖ right now? Its chances of survival, without its Carinthian branch, are close to zero: why, then, is it gaining almost 5% of the vote in polls? Where does its support come from? --Checco (talk) 12:07, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
SPÖ and ÖVP are doing a really bad job right now; there's enough disappointed voters that even the BZÖ could survive the next election. —Nightstallion 12:11, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. Take care, --Checco (talk) 12:14, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

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im not gonna, but you can always nominate this for ITN. It wasnt on before and a govt is now formed so itll get support.

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