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DYK for Coconut soup[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 12 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Coconut soup, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that several varieties of coconut soup exist, such as binignit, laksa, and tom kha kai (pictured)? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Coconut soup. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Coconut soup), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:02, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Coconut soup. That's like a combination of The Cocoanuts and Duck Soup. Face-smile.svg Mudwater (Talk) 22:43, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Tonkotsu ramen[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 14 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Tonkotsu ramen, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that tonkotsu ramen is renowned for the significant time it can take to prepare a proper version of the dish? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Tonkotsu ramen. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Tonkotsu ramen), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:44, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Walnut soup[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 16 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Walnut soup, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that walnut soup is a part of the cuisines of China, Italy, and Mexico? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Walnut soup. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Walnut soup), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:13, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Gun control supporter userbox[edit]

You may want to undo your close of Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Template:Gun control supporter. "What may be nominated [at miscellany for deletion]: ... Userboxes (regardless of namespace)", Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion#Information on the process. Template:Gun control supporter is a userbox, though it doesn't use {{userbox}}. Best Regards, — Godsy (TALKCONT) 00:16, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Another user reverted the close. Thanks for the notice. North America1000 07:47, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

Images of foods that weren't made in their country of origin[edit]

Hi there,
Thanks for all your food-related articles and edits but you should really be more careful when using images of foods that weren't made in their country of origin, using them on face value based only on their name or file description. File:Fried_rice_schezwan_style.jpg, for instance, is an Indian-Chinese dish and not at all related to true Sichuan fried rice although the name suggests otherwise. I've noticed similar mistakes in the past. Keep up the good work but please try to be more careful in future. Cheers, - Takeaway (talk) 05:13, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Hello Takeaway Thank you too for your food-related and other contributions, and thanks for updating the image caption at the Fried rice article. Would you be willing to update the description for the file at Commons? I ask because I hesitate to add "So-called Sichuan-style chǎofàn is a speciality of India" as stated in the Fried rice article to the file description myself, and you come across as more knowledgeable about this particular dish. North America1000 07:57, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Hi again. I changed the image caption on the article and added a ref. I have also changed the file description to prevent future mistakes. I'm really not an expert of Schezwan fried rice. I categorise lots of media over on Wikimedia Commons and I try to make sure that I do that correctly by thoroughly researching what I don't know. And one of my pet peeves is "faux cuisine", food that purports to be an authentic ethnic dish but actually just is some completely wrong version of it. See for instance File:Panangbeefcurry.jpg which used to feature as the main image on the phanaeng curry article. It's just so wrong on so many levels, and using ingredients that would never be used in a phanaeng curry in Thailand. In any case, Cheers, - Takeaway (talk) 03:45, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
Takeaway: Thanks for your work here and at Commons to keep matters accurate! North America1000 21:09, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Reviving a defunct wikiproject[edit]

Hi Northamerica1000 and Graham87,
I was thinking about reviving Wikipedia:WikiProject Criminal Biography/Organized crime. I have not yet decided it though. During the period it went defunct, I think there wasn't much activity and/or articles regarding it. But now there is. I am willing to contribute heavily to kick-start the project. There is a lot of tasks to do as per this page Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/MadMax List/1. There are further more activities which have not been included in that page. I mean, if worked on that project properly, it will definitely become a full fledged project.

I am contacting you two cuz you are experienced/knowledgeable editors (nothing to with being sysops), and one of the very few editors connected to the project who are still active.

I am aware that the project will not get attention as soon as it is revived (again). I am also willing to userfy it in my userspace till it becomes active/notable enough to moved to wikipedia mainspace; as per this.

Looking forward to discuss this further. Kindly ping me when you reply. Thanks :-) —usernamekiran(talk) 18:47, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

@Usernamekiran: All I did was move a page on the project, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Criminal Biography/Organized crime/Wikipedia, and re-add an old message. Graham87 00:41, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
But do you have any suggestions Graham? Like, should it be revived or not, and if yes, which method should be used for that purpose? Face-smile.svgusernamekiran(talk) 00:47, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
@Usernamekiran: I have no idea. Graham87 01:24, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
@Graham87: hmm —usernamekiran(talk) 01:28, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Hello Usernamekiran: If you decide to revive the project, below are some tips.
  • Notify current project members
  • Research and invite prospective project members (e.g. people interested in the topic, who edit in this area)
  • Provide links to project subpages on the main project page (e.g. Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Criminal Biography/Organized crime/wikipedia
  • Provide links to the project on other Wikiproject pages
  • Create a project banner for talk pages and a corresponding Quality scale page (e.g. such as this). Then assess pages.
Just a few ideas. North America1000 21:06, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks a lot. :-) I already have some editors in my mind, havent talked to them yet though. But do you think it should be revived? And also, if I revive it, should I do it in my user space, at its current location, or in wikispace? I dont think mainspace would be a good idea in early days. —usernamekiran(talk) 21:15, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Usernamekiran: I'd probably go for it, but I am biased in favor of Wikiprojects in general. You have the benefit of a project that has a skeleton already in place. I have created two Wikiprojects from scratch, WikiProject Brands and WikiProject Breakfast, which takes a bit more work, and also converted the Cleanup page into a Wikiproject (Wikiproject Cleanup), which took less work. You could improve on the page in a sandbox page first, and then incept when you're ready. North America1000 21:31, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
  • erm... I didnt understand the suggestion about sandbox. What i was thinking is: to create a project page in my userspace first, then to contact the active editors related to project articles, and then to provide link on other wikiprojects. —usernamekiran(talk) 21:51, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Usernamekiran: It's up to you. Personally, I would work on components of the project in a sandbox, and then just update the page directly where it's at (here). That way, potential participants would be seeing the improved project page immediately, rather than on a user draft page. North America1000 21:54, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
  • yes, this is more logical. And you did a huge mistake about admitting your contributions to Brands, and Breakfast. Now be prepared cuz I will be asking you many doubts if I come across any lol. Thanks again. I will try my best to not to bother you, but i cant guarantee it. See you around :-) —usernamekiran(talk) 22:03, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Usernamekiran: No bother at all, feel free to discuss matters/ask questions anytime. Again, I'm a Wikiproject fan! North America1000 22:06, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

5,00,000 edits[edit]

You just made it lol. I will find a nice photo or barnstar tomorrow, and replace this message with it. Happy editing! Face-smile.svgusernamekiran(talk) 22:23, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

  • @Usernamekiran: Thanks. How embarrassing... Actually, I perform a lot of automated edits, such as relisting deletion discussions, deletion sorting, etc. and also lots of minor edits, such as adding links to See also sections in articles, etc. So, a lot of those edits are not supreme in nature.
  • (edit conflict) Thanks a lot! I am currently on mobile (Blackberry Q5), so cant contribute right now. Also, its 5am here and I should try to sleep lol. See you tomorrow. :-) —usernamekiran(talk) 23:40, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 25, 2017)[edit]

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Germany at major beauty pageants[edit]

I’m just letting you know that I used your “Keep” justification when the article Philippines at major beauty pageants was under AfD. A similar article Germany at major beauty pageants is currently under AfD.--Richie Campbell (talk) 14:59, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Sandies[edit]

Sandies! Great job! I can't believe we didn't already have an article for those. Well done, my friend! Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:10, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

I'm glad you did. It is a very notable cookie. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:18, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
Anna Frodesiak: They're pretty nice, and go well with coffee...Face-smile.svg North America1000 00:21, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

A 5,00000th barnstar for you![edit]

Special Barnstar Hires.png The 5,00000 edit Barnstar
Congratulations on reaching 5,00000 edits,

Here's to another 5,00000 edits :),
Happy editing :),

Davey2010Talk 01:44, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Thanks Davey2010. Alot of my edits are automated (e.g. reliting Afds, deletion sorting, using various scripts) and minor edits, (e.g. adding references, article maintenance, cleanup, wikification, removing white space, fixing errors, page and image layout, talk page archiving, etc.), so it's not like all of these edits are supreme in nature. North America1000 10:11, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Ah it doesn't matter how you reached it - In my eyes you're still helping around so the barnstar is still well deserved, People do many many things here it's not all about articles but anyway automated edits or not this is still well deserved :), Happy editing :), –Davey2010Talk 12:15, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Well I personally I think you do alot here and I think you do more than what you give yourself credit for if that makes sense, Well I think it's thoroughly deserved anyway :), Happy editing :), –Davey2010Talk 13:21, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Hope you don't mind me pinging you about those food articles :)[edit]

Here's another one I would prod, but as I've been impressed how you were able to save a few things before... Pitaroudia - anything we can do to salvage it? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:53, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

There's an article at el:Πιταρούδια, but looks like it's mostly a recipe. —Cryptic 05:34, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Turkey ham[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 22 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Turkey ham, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in 1980, the American Meat Institute tried to ban turkey ham products from being labeled as such? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Turkey ham. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Turkey ham), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

IronGargoyle (talk) 01:55, 22 June 2017 (UTC)