User talk:Paul2520

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Captial Gay request at the Resource Exchange[edit]

Hello. I noticed that you were offering your resources at the World Contest on LGBT publications. I was wondering if you could help with this request at the Resource Exchange:

  • Capital Gay, July 5th, 1985, pages 9 and 11, and the surrounding pages, if they deal with the striking miners' presence at London Pride in 1985, OCLC 952386189 (Online, with Gale Cengage access) and OCLC 724040251 (print).

If you happen to have access and would like to help with this request, please feel free to. Otherwwise, if you happen to know someone else who could help, let me know. Thanks. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 19:29, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for reaching out, MrLinkinPark333! I've replied to the thread - in short, I don't have direct access, but have reached out to the Tretter Collection, who may. = paul2520 (talk) 21:33, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Rudolf Geigy[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 16 November 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Rudolf Geigy, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Rudolf Geigy established health institutes on two continents and started a foundation that awards scholars who combine field and laboratory work in novel ways? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Rudolf Geigy. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Rudolf Geigy), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

New Page Reviewing[edit]

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Hello, Paul2520.

I've seen you editing recently and you seem knowledgeable about Wikipedia's policies and guidelines.
Would you please consider becoming a New Page Reviewer? Reviewing/patrolling a page doesn't take much time but it requires a good understanding of Wikipedia policies and guidelines; currently Wikipedia needs experienced users at this task. (After gaining the flag, patrolling is not mandatory. One can do it at their convenience). But kindly read the tutorial before making your decision. Thanks. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 09:26, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for reaching out, Insertcleverphrasehere. Reading the tutorial has been one of the most interesting rabbit holes since falling into Wikipedia in the first place. I still have to parse the tools and further reading at the bottom, but I'm definitely interested in becoming a New Page Reviewer. So I take it my next steps are to apply and subsequently (should I be accepted) go to school? = paul2520 (talk) 03:31, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
Yep, request at PERM. To be honest, I'm not sure that the school is in session any more (though I might decide to resurrect it soon). If you have read the tutorial and start cautiously, you should be right. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 04:04, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
Hey mate, I saw your other message about the school. The things I'd suggest is going for reviewing some of the 'easier' articles first and working your way up. Use the flowchart on the new page patrol tutorial page (which looks complicated but is relatively simple to use), and if you run into any trouble feel free to drop me a message. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 19:59, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Insertcleverphrasehere! I will try and find time over the weekend to do exactly that. I appreciate the advice, and that I can reach out with issues/difficulties. = paul2520 (talk) 20:00, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

New page reviewer granted[edit]

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Hello Paul2520. Your account has been added to the "New page reviewers" user group, allowing you to review new pages and mark them as patrolled, tag them for maintenance issues, or in some cases, tag them for deletion. The list of articles awaiting review is located at the New Pages Feed. New page reviewing is a vital function for policing the quality of the encylopedia, if you have not already done so, you must read the new tutorial at New Pages Review, the linked guides and essays, and fully understand the various deletion criteria. If you need more help or wish to discuss the process, please join or start a thread at page reviewer talk.

  • URGENT: Please consider helping get the huge backlog down to a manageable number of pages as soon as possible.
  • Be nice to new users - they are often not aware of doing anything wrong.
  • You will frequently be asked by users to explain why their page is being deleted - be formal and polite in your approach to them too, even if they are not.
  • Don't review a page if you are not sure what to do. Just leave it for another reviewer.
  • Remember that quality is quintessential to good patrolling. Take your time to patrol each article, there is no rush. Use the message feature and offer basic advice.

The reviewer right does not change your status or how you can edit articles. If you no longer want this user right, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. In case of abuse or persistent inaccuracy of reviewing, the right can be revoked at any time by an administrator. TonyBallioni (talk) 21:04, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, TonyBallioni. I see what you mean about project space contributions. Yes, I'm the kind that strives to do their homework. I will tread carefully, especially as I am new to this. I do intend to reach out about the NPP school. = paul2520 (talk) 13:00, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Paul2520. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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 Done. = paul2520 (talk) 21:18, 8 December 2017 (UTC)