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Alttext for images[edit]

As you had said previously the article of tallest residentila buildings in the world doesnt passed this time, but i am still working on it and will resubmit after making some improvements and corrections.I need your help regarding adding the alttext to the images in this article, as English is not my first language can you add it ? as i dont know how to elaborate the images and write its alttext so that it explains how the building looks like, you can see its example to the vary first image of this article. regards.

Nabil rais2008 (talk) 12:15, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

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Talk:Philip the Arab and Christianity/GA1[edit]

Hi. Would you be able to close this/give a final review? It's the oldest GAN left, and I'm just picking one of the many people who left a review on it. If not I'll try and find another reviewer out of the batch. I'd review it myself but I have too many tagged at GAN and am overburdening myself as it is. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 17:35, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave[edit]

Sorry fellow Wikipedians. I was ticked at the snobbery of our nation (Canada). Most of us Canadians are conservatives at heart. At least it's in the edit history that a few aren't.
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CE Request[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if you had time to read over and copy edit Neighborhoods of Davenport, Iowa and could provide suggestions before I consider submitting it for GA. Thanks, CTJF83 chat 04:10, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Sure thing, I'll take a look at it later today. Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 14:12, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
Thank you! CTJF83 chat 21:06, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
Okay, I'm looking at this now, and I see an inconsistency I'm not sure how to resolve: the lead states "five areas for neighborhoods: downtown, central, east end, near north and northwest, and west end", while the article structure suggests "divides the city into five areas for neighborhoods: downtown, central, east end, near north, and northwest and west end". Which is correct? Nikkimaria (talk) 21:36, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
northwest and west end together should be one of the areas, thanks for the catch. CTJF83 chat 21:41, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. I've gone through the article and done some copy-editing, but there are a few places where I wasn't sure exactly what you were trying to say. Could you go through and a) make sure I haven't changed your intended meaning in any way, and b) see if you can make the article clearer, especially for non-locals? Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 22:05, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for the copy edit, I really appreciate it. Do you have anything specific that needs to be made clearer? Since I am a local, it might be hard for me to realize it. I'm headed off for a bit to take some pictures for other articles before it gets too dark, but will be back on in a while. Thanks again! CTJF83 chat 22:16, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Couple of examples of things that could be clarified: "The significance of this neighborhood derived from the west end German-American community" - significance? "five-points" - what is this? Nikkimaria (talk) 23:06, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Ok, clarified those two, I'll have to reread it to see if I can find anything else. CTJF83 chat 23:16, 9 March 2010 (UTC)


Congratulations, I have promoted Manitoba to Featured Article status! I'm impressed with how well you handled your first FAC nomination - many first nominations (especially those on geographic locations) are not promoted, and many nominators have trouble dealing with the constructive criticism. Thank you for being so receptive to feedback, and for working with nominators to improve an already well-done article. I hope that we see you at FAC again soon! Karanacs (talk) 21:44, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks very much! Hope to do this again sometime in the future. Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 22:08, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

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Philip the Arab and Christianity GAR[edit]

Hey, Nikkimaria. I've brought Philip the Arab and Christianity to GAR. The page is here. G.W. (Talk) 14:50, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

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Terry Fox GAN[edit]

I've responded to your concerns at Talk:Terry Fox/GA1. Thank you for the thorough review. It is most appreciated! Regards, Resolute 18:00, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Appreciate the thorough review! And I know what you mean about what category to put the article in. I struggled for a while to decide where to nominate it at. Thanks! Resolute 15:51, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Sociology of leisure[edit]

I have moved sociology of leisure from our pl wiki draft here. How would you like me to go about the GA nom, from the procedure perspective? Should I just nom it and let you know? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 17:38, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Done - it has been nominated. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 16:10, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

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Assassination of Franz-Ferdinand GA[edit]

Thanks for contacting me, I am afraid I have been away from Wikipedia for a year. The article has had some nice pictures added but the text has gradually deteriorated. I had done a very careful job of footnoting every controversial fact including checking the sources sources, that is to say if Albertini was drawing on Magrini or Documents Francaise, I got someone to translate Magrini for me into English as a double check and for amplification and similarly for the French telegram. ...and I made sure that the summaries were in agreement with the details. Now, the summaries are out of agreement with the details in the article (for example the summary says that the first bullet hit Sophie and the second hit Franz-Ferdinand [this is a politically popular] but the body of the article citing Albertini has the sequence the other way around) and a few inaccuracies have been introduced (for example the article used to say that Pasic became a caretaker prime minister, but now it says he became a "puppet" prime minister of the military which is absolutely false; Pasic and the military were at "daggers drawn" at the time) and there are some points of contraversy unfootnoted,so I agree it is not a GA now. Frankly, because of the controversial nature of the material it feels like a hopeless task. It will take perhaps 12 hours of effort to get the text fixed up back to where it was on Feb 10 or so last year, and then there will be a long-long period of challenges by other Wikipedians who have read something light on the subject or who see things through the colored lense of their own nationalism. Anyway, thank you for your attention to the article.Werchovsky (talk) 00:20, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

I forgot to mention the edits since February 10, 2009 also added broken links to tables that previously had only good links. Would you mind looking at the February 10, 2009 article and let me know if this is closer to GA material? Werchovsky (talk) 01:25, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

I just now found the rather long list of problems you wrote up about the article. You must have put a lot of effort into it. Thank you so much. I will work on the valid concerns based on the February 10, 2009 version, and explain why some concerns, from my point of view, do not apply to the February 10, 2009 version or are otherwise not valid or the result of misunderstandings.Werchovsky (talk) 01:25, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
I am still running down citations. A few of them I can't find and I may need to delete statements. ...but I have glanced down to the next set of issues "neutral point of view" and I have some concerns:
1) The only words I could find on the discouraged words list that were used in the article as of February 10, 2009 were related to the word "terror". The Military History reviewer agreed that the "Black Hand" could be referred to as a terrorist organization as they considered themselves as such. Likewise quotes of the terrorists referring to themselves and each other as terrorists was acceptable. Beyond that, one use of the word "terrorist" was allowed to be used referring to the self-avowed terrorists as an alternative to assassins, youths, etc. Is this one use of the word terrorist the problem or something else?
2) You wrote a long series of statements that "need to be edited". The first was "false charges". "False" was a very bland description of the charges based on Mackenzie's work on the subject. We can add a footnote referring to Mackenzie who demonstrated the trial was fatally flawed due to court packing (fire the normal judge panel and replace with the defendants long time enemies), prohibiting the defense from calling witnesses, prohibiting the defense from choosing their attornies, prosecution witnesses caught in lies, all charges dropped in mid-trial and replaced with charges of a new and unrelated crime and the (in most cases posthumous) retrial and acquittal of all defendants. The trial was a true Kangaroo Court. So, are you flexible on the need to edit some of these or can they just be footnoted? (talk) 22:24, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
I read your comments of 27 March but I have no idea how to apply them to "terror" and "false charges". I thought if we had a mutual understanding on these two, many of the other issues would be easier to understand. Another approach would be to follow the examples of two violent political GAs 9/11 and Shining Path for how they use "terror", etc.Werchovsky (talk) 17:53, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
I made edits addressing most of the issues you raised with the article "The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand". Some of the issues cannot or should not be addressed. For example, several of the references have no ISBN numbers (published in 1966 or earlier) and so their ISBN numbers cannot be added. Other issues not fully addressed may need some deep discussion. On the comments page I jotted down some notes about what was changed, or if not changed, why not.Werchovsky (talk) 21:43, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

I saw your Canada interest[edit]

I'm hoping you would be willing to review Canadian federal election, 1957 now at FAC.[1] Many thanks. The only FA about a Canadian election got FAR'd and demoted, this can hopefully replace it.--Wehwalt (talk) 14:14, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Ireland GA[edit]

Ireland is now on GAN. Having given us some suggestions maybe you would like to comment with any new suggestions or fixes. Thanks ww2censor (talk) 14:02, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Nah, I think I've said all I wanted to say in that regard. Best of luck with the nomination, though! Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 15:05, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

WoT Peer review[edit]

Hi there! I see you volunteered for PRs and are particularly interested in American modern history. Could you help out with this? Thanks in advance! --JokerXtreme (talk) 08:10, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your time. I'll try to address those issues. --JokerXtreme (talk) 15:04, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

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Nouvelles Extraordinaires de Divers Endroits[edit]

Moved the GA version, nominated. Thanks for your help! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 17:37, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

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Peer Review[edit]

I am hoping to get an article i made up to FA status, to this end i have been looking over the ways to go about it and getting peer review seems like the first step. If you have time would you be so kind as to look over The Hockey Stick Illusion and point me in the right direction, thank you mark nutley (talk) 15:52, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

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GAN Review[edit]

Hi Nikkimaria! I noticed that you have the article Murder of Huang Na under review for GA status (Talk:Murder of Huang Na/GA2. However, nothing has been done on either the article or the review in over two weeks. Are you still working on reviewing this article? Dana boomer (talk) 00:09, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Allright, that's fine. I just wanted to make sure you were still interested in this article; there are a few reviews that have been abandoned, and with the reviewing drive going on we're trying to winnow out as many of these abandoned articles as possible to be reviewed! Dana boomer (talk) 00:21, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
Seeing as how it's been a month and there hasn't been work, I would just fail it now. Given that the backlog's actually quite small right now it could be renommed and re-reviewed pretty quickly. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 04:52, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
I am back. I hope the review can be resolved over the weekend. Sorry for the delay. --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 12:39, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the review! --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 01:19, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

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Notification of FAR on article you reviewed[edit]

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hello girl!!![edit]

Great job of the Canada article..I have a request (small one) ..i know you have seen i have taken on the History of Canada article..was wondering if you can take a quick look and see if there is any major event that i failed to mention!! ,,,all the best to you ...Moxy (talk) 14:05, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

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GAN backlog elimination drive - 1 week to go[edit]

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Battle of the Cedars FAC[edit]

A followup on your comments at the Battle of the Cedars FAC would be appreciated; the article has received some attention from two other editors. Thanks! Magic♪piano 14:30, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

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DYK for Montage of a Dream Deferred[edit]

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Thank you for your participation in the April 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive[edit]

GAN backlog elimination drives chart up to 1 May

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A Barnstar!
The Silver Maple Leaf Award

Awarded for your GA review that greatly contributed to my ability to bring Terry Fox to featured status. Resolute 21:54, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Blurb check[edit]

A comment was made that the proposed Manitoba blurb for the main page was a bit short. I took the liberty of expanding it slightly. Would you be able to check here if what I've added and rewritten is OK? Carcharoth (talk) 20:10, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Looks good. I just made a small grammatical adjustment. Thanks, Nikkimaria (talk) 13:04, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

AFAIK, Manitoba was "brought into" the Confederation by the Manitoba Act. Seems more descriptive to use "brought into" rather than "entered." If you feel differently, I'll be offline, but you may want to fix this :) —Ed (talkmajestic titan) 19:38, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

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Advance congrats on the TFA[edit]

I see Manitoba's on the mainpage tomorrow - congrats on seeing your extensive work pay off. Steve Smith (talk) 20:50, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

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SMS Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand FAC[edit]

I've replied, but would like extra clairification. TKS Buggie111 (talk) 04:17, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Educational GANs - again[edit]

Thanks for your past help, this time I have three articles that will be waiting for GA reviewers in early June: details. If you are interested in helping out once more, don't hesitate to post there! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 21:26, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

FAC National Treasures of Japan[edit]

Hi Nikkimaria! Time permitting, could you have a quick look at the FAC of National Treasures of Japan. We are almost done copy-editing the article and fixing the issues you mentioned in the review. Still to be done is the image stacking problem in the categories section which does not appear on our screens. Could it be fixed with "{{-}} (which create extra white space) at the end of every section or how do you think about removing all of the images in that section (images are available through the linked list articles)? bamse (talk) 11:49, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

For comparison, I copied the categories section to my sandbox and modified it in two ways: (i) no images, (ii) clearing, i.e. {{-}} after every subsection. Please let me know which of these looks best on your screen or if you have another suggestion on how to get rid of the bunching. From what I understand image galleries are not too popular within featured articles, so that's not an option. bamse (talk) 17:58, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Core countries[edit]

Thanks for volunteering to help with that Good Article student assignment project. This is just the heads up that students have begun to work on the article. The aim is to have the article ready for GAN by June 5; feel free to wait till then - but also feel free to comment on their progress and offer suggestions before that date. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 19:24, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for helping out! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 18:15, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

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Well thank you for replying to me. I didn't think that any one was friendly in this dreary place. Please keep it up. Mista poe (talk) 14:23, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Talk:John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland/GA1‎[edit]

Hi! Just notifying you that I've tried to address your points at Talk:John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland/GA1‎. Thank you for your review. Buchraeumer (talk) 22:31, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi, again! I'd just like to inform you that concerns are hopefully addressed now regarding John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland. Thanks. Buchraeumer (talk) 23:24, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

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Core countries[edit]

Was nominated. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 07:30, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

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Copyediting Event Which May Be of Interest[edit]

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