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Dyk50.png The 50 DYK Medal   
Congratulations on hitting the 50 DYK mark. Your articles have covered government officials, with a focus on thoroughly-researched, well-written articles about all things Oregon, which I assume has some vague connection to your user name. The first 25 are the hardest and I assume that you found that 26 through 50 came a good bit easier once you had figured out the DYK process. Based on my experience, I can assure you that 51 through 100 will come just as easily and that Wikipedia will benefit from your creation of more articles. Keep up the great work and please accept this medal as a token of appreciation for all of your efforts. Alansohn (talk) 18:25, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Oregon Wikipideans[edit]

Hello Orygun. I've read recently on that Oregon has a high number of wikipedia editors. Do you know any information outside of Wikipedia (or maybe in Wikipedia?) where I can learn more about meeting with fellow Wikipedians in Oregon? Leitmotiv (talk) 03:14, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

There are at least a dozen very active participants in WikiProject Oregon. You can find info on many of them under "Introduce Yourself" hot-button in "Participants" section on the WikiProj Oregon home page. Number of those who introduce themselves never become active, but most of the active players have signed in there. You can identify many of the active Wiki-Oregon players by following discussions on the WikiProj Oregon talk page as well. In addition, there’s a home page called About us which has some additional info on Wiki-Oregon community/players/interests. Here’s team photo from that site. Finally, there's a Wiki-Oregon Blog. It advertises an after-work "Wiki-Wednesday" get-together at the Backspace Coffee Shop in Portland. I’ve never attended since I don’t live in Oregon right now. Recommend you make some inquires either on blog site or WikiProj Oregon discussion page before showing up…just to be sure it’s still happening. Among the most active Wiki Oregon editors are:
Hope this is helpful.--Orygun (talk) 23:17, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for your help Orygun! Leitmotiv (talk) 18:33, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Nevada-California-Oregon Railway Passenger Station[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 00:04, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

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DYK for Suttle Lake (Oregon)[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:36, 10 May 2012 (UTC) 16:06, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

DYK for James G. Blaine Society[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:04, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Congrats on another DYK, Orygun. And nearly 3900 page views. Too bad an editor changed your hook wording at a late stage, as I felt the original wording (as shown also in the nomination template linked above) was better and was not grammatically incorrect. SJ Morg (talk) 06:52, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Wallowa County Courthouse[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:02, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Larry O. Spencer[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:02, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Reference format[edit]

Noticed you changed "Reference" formula in Whitehorse Ranch article from "reflist|2" to "reflist|30em". Have always used former. What's the difference, I can’t tell?--Orygun (talk) 21:51, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

30em is a parameter of the template that makes the references display in a different number of columns depending on the size of a reader's browser; more columns for a wider screen and fewer for a narrower one. I think 30em is a good idea for articles with a long reflist, but if it's not that many, I'd just put {{reflist}} Jsayre64 (talk) 00:07, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
Interesting...thanks!--Orygun (talk) 04:50, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Whitehorse Ranch[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:03, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for The Bulletin (Bend)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Nice work expanding my pitiful stub! I was quite suprised to see the message from the DYK bot today. Cheers! K~

DYK for Roba Ranch[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:02, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Derrick Cave[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 14 September 2013 (UTC)


  • Just added info box to Oregon High Desert Grotto article. May want to do quick fact check to ensure info is correct.--Orygun (talk) 06:05, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
    • Thanks a bunch. The photo is of U of O students in Redmond Caves doing an archaeological survey. I suppose we could upload a photo of the OHDG to the wikicommons at some point... Good work on the Derrick Cave page. Leitmotiv (talk) 06:41, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
  • FYI...have also added section on "Exploration" to OHDG article.--Orygun (talk) 23:15, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

New News[edit]

Have you been seeing all the latest buzz over Oregon High Desert Grotto's involvement with Oregon Field Guide on the Mt. Hood Sandy Glacier Caves? Some related articles:

and I'm sure plenty of others in the form of videos, or soon to be released, to say nothing of the actual Oregon Field Guide episode... Leitmotiv (talk) 20:05, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

  • Yes, have seen lot of ads for OPB show on Sandy Glacier ice cave…am looking forward to seeing it on Thurs. I just moved back to Central Oregon after many yrs away...and must say, it’s nice to have access to programs like OFG again.--Orygun (talk) 23:23, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
Hey you are the only other central Oregonian wikipedian that I know of. Were you in the valley before? Leitmotiv (talk) 02:07, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Was in military so I lived all around country plus overseas. Have now settled in Redmond.--Orygun (talk) 06:36, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
New article created: Sandy Glacier Caves. Leitmotiv (talk) 23:03, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Hart Lake (Oregon)[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:04, 18 October 2013 (UTC)


Congrats on the promotion of Hart Lake (Oregon) to GA. Finetooth (talk) 16:25, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Ray Hatton[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 18:09, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Picture Rock Pass Petroglyphs Site[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:31, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Hillsboro Fire Department[edit]

Nice article on Hillsboro Fire Department. Saw that Hillsboro Fire and Rescue logo was very small. It's not a big deal, but I found larger version that still has very good resolution. Is there any reason I shouldn't do pull-and-replce with larger version of HF&R logo.--Orygun (talk) 05:29, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

A larger version would be great, but not too large due to FUR issues. I just went with what was on the department's web page, which is a bit small. Aboutmovies (talk) 06:30, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done--Orygun (talk) 02:01, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Dick Magruder and Roger Martin[edit]

  • Valfontis: Some time ago, you said you had copies of Oregon Voter magazine which including Who's Who in the 19XX Oregon Legislature editions for 1959-1973. Am finishing articles on Dick Magruder and Roger Martin who were both in House of Rep's during latter part of that period. Have enough info for 2 good articles, but am missing one of birth for both. Can document that Martin was born in Oregon, but not sure where...probably Portland or Lake Oswego. Am pretty sure Magruder was also born in Oregon...probably in Clatskanie or nearby town with hospital (St Helens perhaps), but haven’t found source to confirm that. Short bio probably won’t have that info for either, but worth checking. Also, wouldn’t mind checking your source for stray facts I missed. If you still have info, can you pass along notes from 1971 session at you conveyance...thanks! If you don't have this info any more, thanks anyway...appreciate your time!--Orygun (talk) 19:18, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
I thought these were in a box but I just looked on the shelf and the 1971 issue was on top. I'll take a look. Valfontis (talk) 19:45, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
P.S. I typed a couple of these out verbatim for Aboutmovies. I'm willing to do it again but can you check with him and make sure they weren't Magruder and Martin. I'm pretty sure I did Martin. Valfontis (talk) 19:47, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
I've joined the 20th Century and hooked up this scanner someone gave me! Send me an e-mail and I'll send you scans. Valfontis (talk) 21:11, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
  • That would be great. Thanks!--Orygun (talk) 21:19, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Burt K. Snyder[edit]

Orlady (talk) 16:04, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for The Oregon Desert[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 04:11, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Roger E. Martin[edit]

Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 16:02, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Dick Magruder[edit]

Thanks for the help Victuallers (talk) 00:37, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

USGS quad maps[edit]

  • What’s the status of Public Domain quad maps from the United States Geographical Survey when they are found on commercial topographical map web-sites? Can I use a USGS map image that is carried on a commercial web-site? One like this topozone map. If so, how is the image source recorded when it is uploaded into Wikipedia? Here's a USGS map that is available on Wikipedia Commons. It cites USGS as the source, but it doesn't say what on-line source it was taken from.--Orygun (talk) 01:32, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • They're simply copying PD works, so you can use them, as long as you're not copying stuff they've added; for example, I've seen websites (can't remember at the moment which one/s) that add their logo here and there over the map. The situation is analogous to a newly published book that includes PD-old text: you can copy that text all you want, since it's already in the public domain, and republication of a PD original doesn't recopyright it. Nyttend (talk) 02:22, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Great...thanks!--Orygun (talk) 06:10, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Pine Tavern[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 04:31, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Corbett State Park[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Elliott Corbett Memorial State Recreation Site at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know!

Howdy. Not sure if this is an issue but the citation (Oregon State Parks A Complete Recreation Guide) for your hook is not an online source. The second possible source (Atlas of Oregon Lakes) for the hook sentence does not verify the size and location of the park. Canuckle (talk) 17:22, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks for comments on Elliott Corbett Memorial State Recreation Site DYK nomination. I’m 99% sure appropriately documented facts can be used in DYK hooks even if the source isn’t on-line (i.e. taken in good faith when there’s no red flag that raises doubt about the legitimacy of the source); nevertheless, I've provided an ALT hook that can be verified on-line. New hook is as follows:
ALT: "… that Elliott Corbett Memorial State Recreation Site is a wilderness park located along the southern caldera rim of Blue Lake Crater in the Cascade Mountains of Central Oregon?"
Online source says in para 1: "...Blue Lake is a small, but very deep Cascade Mountain lake, and is often called "the Crater Lake of the Central Oregon Cascades." … The lake basin is an explosion crater formed from a violent steam explosion, a result of hot volcanic rock coming in contact with underground water." (i.e. a caldera); in para 3 it says: "Elliott R. Corbett Memorial State Park (official name is Elliott Corbett Memorial State Recreation Site) includes part of the south and west shores of Blue Lake (USGS maps show its mostly on southern shore). The park is preserved as a wilderness area …"
Hopefully, this addresses your concerns. If so, request you clear DYK for release. If not, please let me know and I'll do additional follow-up as required. Thanks!--Orygun (talk) 21:57, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg ALT hook. QPQ resolved with above. Sorry, my error. Did not see Magnetic anomaly review on my first scan of user contributions & misunderstood the 'Reviewed:Magnetic anomaly' above to be a user named magnetic claiming to have reviewed this nomination. Oops. :) Apologies for mistake made by new reviewer. Looks good to be promoted to DYK Canuckle (talk) 19:53, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Elliott Corbett Memorial State Recreation Site[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 3 April 2014 (UTC)