User talk:Palm dogg

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Here are my archived Talk pages:
October 2005 - January 2006 | February - June 2006 | July 2006 - November 2009 |

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests#April 10[edit]

Hi, when you get the chance, can you reduce the size of and WP:OVERLINKING in the blurb? Thanks, Dabomb87 (talk) 00:25, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I have striked my oppose and made some suggestions on Talk:3rd_Battalion_3rd_Marines#TFA_request. Please let me know if the article gets a further workout and I will review and amend at Wikipedia:Today's_featured_article/requests again. Regards, SunCreator (talk) 00:55, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
The organization section is no longer fully referenced. Regards, SunCreator (talk) 18:30, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Nawa-I-Barakzayi District reviews[edit]

Hi Palm dogg. Glad you found the peer review of Nawa-I-Barakzayi District article at Wikipedia:Peer review/Nawa-I-Barakzayi District/archive1 to be helpful. Actually, it is not necessarily over. The peer review has not been closed. You could, like many editors do, respond to the comments there, for example inserting your responses and/or asking questions. If you respond that you have edited to address a specific concern, then the reviewer who raised the concern may well give you further feedback on how you did. Also i noticed you have somehow put it up for GAR, but it seems not properly done as it is currently showing you yourself as the GA reviewer, and it also seems not correct to do while the peer review is still open, though i am not well informed about GA. I participate in the PR review process sometimes but frankly unfamiliar with how the GA process works. Anyhow, you could comment further in the PR or simply ask there that it be closed. --doncram (talk) 01:05, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Happy Palm dogg's Day![edit]

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00:02, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Nawa-I-Barakzayi District[edit]

The article Nawa-I-Barakzayi District you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within seven days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Nawa-I-Barakzayi District for things which need to be addressed. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 13:31, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

DYK nomination[edit]

I have reviewed the DYK nomination of Terminal Lance and found a couple of problems, which can be found at the T:TDYK page. Cheers, BigDom 11:28, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Main page appearance[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the main editors of this article know that it will be appearing as the main page featured article on December 4, 2010. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/December 4, 2010. If you think that it is necessary to change the main date, you can request it with the featured article director, Raul654 (talk · contribs). If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :D Thanks! TbhotchTalk C. 06:14, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Iraq War in Anbar Province[edit]

I have to say I am very impressed by this article. For what its worth, well done. Anotherclown (talk) 11:33, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

  • Thanks! I served there, so it's a labor of love on my part! Palm_Dogg (talk) 12:59, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

USMC Portal[edit]

I see that you are still an active editor. Would you be willing to take on maintenance of the USMC Portal? It has not seen regular maintenance for a long time. I hope you can do this. I rarely on Wikipedia these days and haven't been working on the Portal for years.

If you can't do this, perhaps you could recruit some fellow editors who have a passion for the Marine Corps.

ERcheck (talk) 08:55, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Sorry but I kind of go in one-two month bursts of editing myself. I'd suggest just merging into the general Portal:Military of the United States. Palm_Dogg (talk) 13:13, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
It would be a shame that one branch of the US Military did not have its own Portal. Do you know any other editors who would be willing to take on the job? All work for a year — except "in the news" could be done in advance. — ERcheck (talk) 13:26, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, but I'm kind of a Wiki-Rōnin, so I don't know who else could. On the other hand, it looks like the other Service Portals are having the same problem so it might make sense to merge all of them. Palm_Dogg (talk) 13:57, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
I made some changes to it -- removed the "in the news" section — which requires at least monthly attention. The rest is automatic. I
If you feel so inclined, during your bursts of editing, I'd appreciate you taking a look at the portal. Thanks— ERcheck (talk) 14:11, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Will do! Semper Fi! Palm_Dogg (talk) 14:20, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Nawa-I-Barakzayi District[edit]

An article that you have been involved in editing, Nawa-I-Barakzayi District has been nominated for a good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the good article reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article. AIRcorn (talk) 22:52, 23 February 2012 (UTC)


Psst...articles can't be at A-class review and FAC at the same time! Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 01:26, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

I know, but User:Dank recommended it and I'm kind-of in a dead-end without copy editors. Palm_Dogg (talk) 02:08, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Ah ... sorry for being unclear, I meant you should take it to A-class if it failed FAC. I've just supported, and you should be okay on the prose requirements. Btw, I'm gathering sources for an article on robotics in the Iraq War ... don't know if that interests you, but you're welcome to co-nominate if you like. - Dank (push to talk) 12:32, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
Much appreciated! For robotics, anything on the Danger Room blog should help out. I have to confess, though, that aside from the UAV's (and even then I'm only partial to the blimps) I'm not a big fan. Yes, it was safer to send a robot to defuse an IED than a man, but I just saw so many examples of needless technology -- the Army's robotic dogs and mules are my favorites -- that I'm skeptical of the field. Palm_Dogg (talk) 12:52, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Iraq War in Anbar Province A class review[edit]

Hi, I've just deleted Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Iraq War in Anbar Province as a housekeeping measure. This will make it easier for you to re-start the review in the event that the FAC isn't successful (the alternative is messing around with archives, which seems unnecessary). Regards,

Thank you, oh masked editor! Palm_Dogg (talk) 15:23, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Battle of Piva Forks[edit]

G'day, Palm_Dogg, I've been doing some work on articles around the topic of the Bougainville Campaign. I'm hoping to one day have all the articles in the series at a B class standard or higher. So far I've written all six of the main Australian battles, and one American one (Battle of Hellzapoppin Ridge and Hill 600A), to that level. In looking through the campaign box I see that you wrote Battle of Piva Forks back in 2007. I've only taken a quick look at it, but it seems like it would probably be quite close to B class standard. The only thing that I think is holding it back is that the lead should probably be expanded slightly and the referencing needs to be improved. I've marked where I feel the references are needed with "citation needed" tags. If you think its excessive, please feel free to revert – I just wanted to add them there to draw your attention to the article. Are you interested in getting involved in the article again? If you still have the sources you used to write the article, it would probably only need a little bit more work to get it up to B class standard. Anyway, have a happy and safe Easter. Cheers, AustralianRupert (talk) 03:02, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

I just created it. The dramatic expansion was done by User:Newm30. Right now I'm busy working on more modern stuff: Iraq War in Anbar Province and Nawa-I-Barakzayi District. If/when I finish those, I'll take another look. Palm_Dogg (talk) 16:21, 7 April 2012 (UTC)
No worries, good luck with those articles. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 23:53, 7 April 2012 (UTC)


I'm willing to help. I'd love to see this article featured. I think it's just a matter of pulling the text into line with the sources in some places. There aren't large discrepancies, but enough minor gaps to be concerning. --Laser brain (talk) 17:18, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! The other reason is I'm tied up this week until my Wiki-Duty on Friday, when I will be "standing" barracks duty all day with nothing to do except edit Wikipedia. I'll go through what I can before then, and then roll into it hard on Friday morning. Palm_Dogg (talk) 18:00, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
Just created a Military History A-Class Review, if you want to jump in on that. Palm_Dogg (talk) 14:17, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Iraq War in Anbar Province/archive2[edit]

Graham says one thing needs looking at. - Dank (push to talk) 03:47, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of September 2012 Camp Bastion raid[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of September 2012 Camp Bastion raid at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that 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! Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 20:45, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

DYK for September 2012 Camp Bastion raid[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:02, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Main page appearance: Iraq War in Anbar Province[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of Iraq War in Anbar Province know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on March 20, 2013. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/March 20, 2013. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask featured article director Raul654 (talk · contribs) or his delegates Dabomb87 (talk · contribs), Gimmetoo (talk · contribs), and Bencherlite (talk · contribs), or start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you can change it—following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. The blurb as it stands now is below:

Marines from the 3rd Battalion 3rd Marine Regiment patrolling through the town of Haqlaniyah in Al Anbar Province, 2006

The Iraq War in Anbar Province was a counter-insurgency campaign in the Iraq War, waged in the Al Anbar Governorate in western Iraq from 2003 to 2011. It was fought primarily between the United States Marine Corps and the Federal government of Iraq against members of the Iraqi insurgency led by Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). Almost 9,000 Iraqis and 1,335 Americans were killed during the war in Anbar, mostly between April 2004 and September 2007. Savage fighting occurred in the province in 2004, including the First and Second Battle of Fallujah. Though the fighting initially featured heavy urban warfare, in later years insurgents focused on ambushing the American and Iraqi security forces with improvised explosive devices. Both sides committed multiple human rights violations, such as the Fallujah killings and Haditha killings. In August 2006, several tribes located near Ramadi and led by Sheikh Abdul Sattar Abu Risha formed the Anbar Awakening and revolted against AQI. US and Iraqi tribal forces regained control of Anbar Province in 2007 and turned it over to the Iraqi Government in 2008. The last American forces left the province on 7 December 2011. (Full article...)

UcuchaBot (talk) 23:01, 4 March 2013 (UTC)


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Thank you for quality articles on battles and wars, such as Iraq War in Anbar Province, for "ceaseless pursuit of excellence" on difficult articles, and for pictures instead of words, to raise awareness, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (31 March 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:20, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 430th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:40, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 430th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:01, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Three years ago, you were recipient no. 430 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:37, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

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I have nominated Battle of Badr for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. FutureTrillionaire (talk) 14:00, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

FAR - Starship Troopers edition[edit]

So I just about to submit Starship Troopers to FAR and I noticed that another of your articles you helped promote, Battle of Badr, is there as well. I don't know if I should submit it now even though it is not in a good condition at all. GamerPro64 18:39, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

I put Starship Troopers up for FAR right here. Hopefully it can retain its status as it looks like it has potential to stay a Featured Article. GamerPro64 19:23, 27 June 2013 (UTC)