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DYK nomination of Principality of Erfurt[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:"Polish death camp" controversy[edit]

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 Not done. Hells no.  :o) — OwenBlacker (Talk) 18:40, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

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DYK for Principality of Erfurt[edit]

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 Done Disambiguated to Ryokan (inn)OwenBlacker (Talk) 13:04, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

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 Not done Sorry, no. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 12:22, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

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Tone policing[edit]

Want to work on this sometime this month? --Guerillero | Parlez Moi 01:10, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

@Guerillero: I don't tend to collaborate on articles much and it's not really an area I edit, to be honest. I mean, I could, but I'm not sure I'd be very good at it and the time I spend here varies wildly according to what's going on in my life. So, erm, maybe? :o) — OwenBlacker (Talk) 22:25, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

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@Ed Erhart (WMF): Sorry, I have seen your email; I've been doing a handful of things the last few days and should be able to get back to you on Thursday or Friday :o) — OwenBlacker (Talk) 22:27, 1 March 2016 (UTC)
No worries, Owen—we went ahead and published at the end of the 26th. Apologies. :-/ Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 05:45, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
@Ed Erhart (WMF): No problem. Sorry, it's an area I don't know a huge amount about, tbh. My editing time tends to steer clear of controversial topics. Where was it you published? — OwenBlacker (Talk) 07:50, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
The Wikimedia Blog! We're mainly a public-facing outlet, but one of my personal goals (having been in the community for eons) is telling Wikipedians' on-wiki stories to the world. Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 08:15, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
Ah awesome; I'll go look :-) — OwenBlacker (Talk) 09:04, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

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Reference errors on 6 March[edit]

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 Not done. If it were a coherent RfC I'd consider it. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 09:46, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

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 Done. Dab to Mother Jones (magazine). — OwenBlacker (Talk) 09:46, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

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 Partly done This isn't an RFC. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 13:22, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

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 Not doneOwenBlacker (Talk) 18:08, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

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 Not done I have no strong feelings on this matter. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 15:24, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

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 Done OwenBlacker (Talk) 08:49, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

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 Not done OwenBlacker (Talk) 15:22, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

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 Done Dab to Lazarus of BethanyOwenBlacker (Talk) 09:21, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Jacob Applebaum[edit]

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 Not done Deliberately ambiguous link is deliberate. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 11:12, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

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 Not done Not an RFC. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 09:13, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

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 Not done Not an RFC. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 06:06, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

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 Not done This is deliberate. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 10:24, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

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Please don't "fix" redirects[edit]

I saw from your post to Template talk:Infobox person that you've been bypassing redirects with pipes. For several reasons why it's not a good idea, please see WP:NOTBROKEN. Cheers --RexxS (talk) 23:03, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Don't worry. I know which kinds of redirects should not be bypassed, thanks. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 23:12, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
Okay. This was the one that made me wonder, but I now conclude that you didn't like the capitalisation of FOX, right? That would have been a better edit summary than "bypassed redirect to Fox Broadcasting Company". Cheers --RexxS (talk) 23:32, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

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