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Please comment on Talk:Robert E. Lee[edit]

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 DoneOwenBlacker (talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 08:58, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

Dunwich contradiction[edit]

Hi Owen, sorry to bother you. I saw you tagged Dunwich for contradicting itself and I hoped that you were intending to go back to Talk:Dunwich and enlighten us? That would be great ... I've had a quick look and abjectly failed to pick it up, so a steer would be very useful, please. Thanks and best wishes DBaK (talk) 23:22, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

@DBaK: No need to apologise, I should have posted on Talk:Dunwich at the time, shouldn't I? I have done so now; I hope that helps :) — OwenBlacker (talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 08:47, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you so much, that's brilliant. I wish I were the person to unravel it all and make it right, but the best I can do is to hope that someone clever will happen along and sort it out! Thanks also for your second edit with the additional link. Good stuff. Cheers DBaK (talk) 20:06, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
Glad it looks useful, at least. Hopefully someone will swing by soon :) — OwenBlacker (talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 20:18, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

Precious three years![edit]

Precious
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Three years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:06, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 January 2018[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:2018[edit]

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DYK for Bill Dubuque[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 28 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bill Dubuque, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Bill Dubuque's scripts for The Judge and The Accountant were both featured on the Black List of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bill Dubuque. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Bill Dubuque), 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.

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Please comment on Talk:Oakland Coliseum station[edit]

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The Signpost: 5 February 2018[edit]

Recommendations for your WikiProject AIDS will be delivered soon[edit]

Hi OwenBlacker,

Thank you for your interest in using our tool. Sorry about the wait. We've been working on improving our tool in the past several weeks, and we will send recommendations to you very soon. Stay tuned. Thank you! Bobo.03 (talk) 23:18, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Recommending new editors to your WP AIDS[edit]

Hi OwenBlacker,

Our system generated a list of potential new editors for your project. They may be interested in collaborating with your project members on your project's articles. As you will notice, the list contains both experienced editors and newcomers. Both are valuable for Wikipedia and your project. Please go ahead and introduce your project to them, and point them to some project tasks to start with. We also provide a template invitation message to make it easier to contact the potential new editors. Just click the invite link to write the invitation message.

We'd appreciate it if you could fill the survey to let us know what you think about our recommendations so we can improve our system.

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Gun jack 5000 (talk · contribs) Gun jack 5000's editing history suggests a strong match with your project. Most articles they have edited fall under the Category Science and Geography, and most of your project's articles also fall under these categories. Studies have found that editors with a stronger topic match with a project tend to edit more and stay longer in the project! 2018-01-08 13 Newcomer invite
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 Not done: Low-quality edits have all been reverted
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 Not done: Only relevant edit was low-quality and reverted
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 Not done: Interests seem to be elsewhere — pticly sport
Topper13009 (talk · contribs) Topper13009 made 6 out of their most recent 500 edits to articles within the scope of your project. 2016-02-02 264 Experienced Editor invite
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Please let me know below if you have any general feedback about our recommendations. Thank you! Bobo.03 (talk) 05:17, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Nagorno-Karabakh[edit]

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Recommending new editors to WikiProject AIDS[edit]

Hi OwenBlacker, Here is a new list of recommendations for project AIDS. Sorry that I introduced some bugs in the previous version as I mentioned, but everything has been fixed. I might be sending one or two more new lists to you in the coming Mondays, and hope you'll find great new members!

Username Why we recommend this editor First Edit Date Total Edits in ENWP Editor Status Invite Survey
Pseudonymous Cognomen (talk · contribs) Pseudonymous Cognomen's editing history suggests a strong match with your project. Most articles they have edited fall under the Category Society and History, and most of your project's articles also fall under these categories. Studies have found that editors with a stronger topic match with a project tend to edit more and stay longer in the project! 2014-10-3 61 Newcomer invite survey
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Dxcrunner (talk · contribs) Dxcrunner edited articles similar to articles your project members edited. For example, Dxcrunner and your project member Jfdwolff (talk · contribs) edited 3 of the same articles in their most recent 500 edits. 2015-4-3 100 Experienced Editor invite survey
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Mojackjutaily (talk · contribs) Mojackjutaily made 23 out of their most recent 500 edits to articles within the scope of your project. 2011-6-26 268 Experienced Editor invite survey
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Thank you! Bobo.03 (talk) 16:52, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi OwenBlacker, please take a look at those recommendations if you have a chance. Thank you! I would also help invite some new members, but they are not the ones on this list. Bobo.03 (talk) 20:10, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
@Bobo.03: Sorry, I'm snowed under in my dayjob at the moment, so I've not been giving this any thought. I would expect to be able to do so within the next few weeks. Sorry again! — OwenBlacker (talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 14:08, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
Oh, got it. Thank you for letting me know! All the best with your work! Bobo.03 (talk) 14:58, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of BrowseAloud for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article BrowseAloud is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/BrowseAloud (3rd nomination) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. KTC (talk) 15:11, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 20 February 2018[edit]

Discussion about MOS:JOBTITLES[edit]

There is a discussion about whether to add clarifying text (shown in boldface ) to MOS:JOBTITLES at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Capital letters#Clarification of "Titles of people" that you may be interested in. Sincerely, HopsonRoad (talk) 15:02, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Paektu Mountain[edit]

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Recommending new editors to WikiProject AIDS[edit]

Hi OwenBlacker,

Here is a new list of recommendations for WikiProject AIDS. When you get a chance, please take a look. Thank you!

Username Why we recommend this editor First Edit Date Total Edits in ENWP Editor Status Invite Survey
Pthistlethwaite (talk · contribs) Pthistlethwaite's editing history suggests a strong match with your project. Most articles they have edited fall under the Category Society and Arts, and most of your project's articles also fall under these categories. Studies have found that editors with a stronger topic match with a project tend to edit more and stay longer in the project! 2009-2-25 46 Newcomer invite survey
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Adagio67 (talk · contribs) Adagio67 made 4 out of their most recent 240 edits to articles within the scope of your project. 2008-5-1 240 Experienced Editor invite survey
Deanex (talk · contribs) Deanex made 3 out of their most recent 146 edits to articles within the scope of your project. 2010-1-17 146 Experienced Editor invite survey
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Morganizach (talk · contribs) Morganizach's editing history suggests a strong match with your project. Most articles they have edited fall under the Category Society and Geography, and most of your project's articles also fall under these categories. Studies have found that editors with a stronger topic match with a project tend to edit more and stay longer in the project! 2016-4-2 104 Experienced Editor invite survey

Bobo.03 (talk) 04:48, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

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 Not done: This is a needed article, rather than an incorrect dablink — OwenBlacker (talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 10:38, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:National Rifle Association[edit]

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 DoneOwenBlacker (talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 11:14, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

Signpost issue 4 – 29 March 2018[edit]

Please comment on Talk:Muslim conquests of the Indian subcontinent[edit]

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 Not done I have no strong feelings on the matter — OwenBlacker (talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 12:50, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

{{Wiktgle}}[edit]

It's not a duplicate of using {{lang}} as the latter does not make a Wiktionary link. It's now in use. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 17:56, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Also, you may want to look at the edit I just made where I added <noinclude> to the template. If what I did is confusing, feel free to post to my talk or use {{ping}} here on this page. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 19:26, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
@Koavf: It's not {{lang}} that it duplicates, but {{wikt-lang}}. I've updated the uses you added to use {{wikt-lang}} and checked they actually have Wiktionary entries. Sorry, we were both editing simultaneously and I took forever checking (as I was eating dinner during it all), so I've overwritten your work; I wasn't trying to be as passive-aggressive as that probably comes across. — OwenBlacker (talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 19:37, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
(And sorry; I assumed that {{db-meta}} would handle a sensible includeonly version of the template, but deletion templates are often really terrible and useful inline messaging.) — OwenBlacker (talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 19:39, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for this! I've made several of these templates and always knew that I should supersede them some day--glad to see that someone did the good and efficient work. My computer is pretty busted now so editing is cumbersome but I'll replace these soon and request their speedy deletion. Thanks, Owen. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 19:59, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
@Koavf: No problem — and again, sorry if I've come across as confrontational; that's not been my intention. There's a handful of people being putting effort into language templates recently, pticly User:Erutuon, who created {{wikt-lang}}, and User:Trappist the monk, who's done a boatload of work on Module:LangOwenBlacker (talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 20:06, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
Confrontational?! Not at all--very polite and helpful. Redundant templates should be deleted and alerting me to a more elegant solution makes things easier on me. Thanks again. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 20:09, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Neo-Nazism[edit]

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The Signpost: 26 April 2018[edit]

DYK for Patrick Mayrhofer[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Collaboration in German-occupied Poland[edit]

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 Done Dab to Supernatural (U.S. TV series)OwenBlacker (talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 20:12, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

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Please comment on Talk:Anatolia[edit]

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 Done Dab to Central Intelligence Agency#Directorate of AnalysisOwenBlacker (talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 09:26, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

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