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Virginia State Route 277[edit]

Is the "SR 277" part standard with all road articles? I ask because no one in the area calls Route 277 "SR 277". We just call it either "Route 277" or simply "277" (spoken as "two seventy-seven"). - NeutralhomerTalk • 23:22, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Eh... it differs by state, but either way it's due to the government. VADOT officially refers to them as State Routes, which is abbreviated SR in their documents. For example, you can see the abbreviations in use scrolling through the first reference for the Route 277 article. "Pepper" @ 23:32, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
Ah, OK, I gotcha. I thought it was what the route was called by locals, not what VDOT calls it. That makes sense...well, as much sense as VDOT can make. :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 23:49, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

September 2014[edit]

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Thanks for reviewing my new page James Fowler High School[edit]

I really appreciate you reviewing it. I only copied and pasted to make the page feel less, you know, empty. In the future I won't copy and paste anymore though. Although I was wondering, could you figure out the coordinates for James Fowler and add it to the infobox? I can't figure out how to add the coordinates. Thanks. Kamran Mackey (talk) 03:03, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Done. A good alternative to copy/pasting is simply rewriting the passage in your own words. And for finding coords, just clicking on a point on Google maps will give you them, and you can see how I used the syntax to enter them on the James Fowler page. Cheers! "Pepper" @ 03:12, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, but I think the stub template should go at the top of the page, as that's actually where I see most stub templates at. Can I please put the stub template back at the top of the page? Kamran Mackey (talk) 04:56, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
Nope, in this case the articles you saw (which articles by the way?) are incorrect and you can go and fix them. Per the manual of style for layout, the stub templates are always the very last things on pages. "Pepper" @ 05:13, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

December 2014[edit]

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Thank you for your careful copy edits - Russian National Park articles[edit]

They are much appreciated. I'm new to Wikipedia, and though I've studied markup style of others and read the MOS, it's clear there is still a lot to learn.
I will go back through my articles and clean up the items you've flagged. (Also, this is my first attempt at editing a User Talk page; I hope I don't wreck anything.) Every-leaf-that-trembles (talk) 05:25, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

You're welcome! There are lots of little things that take anyone a while to learn; it's just a great thing that you're putting time into creating some quality articles. "Pepper" @ 14:58, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

File:BoeIngAir.jpg[edit]

Dear Pepper, please add the location of this facility, as it is neither Ingelheim, nor Biberach or Dortmund. --Symposiarch (talk) 09:37, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

@Symposiarch: - Done, the picture is of the Ridgefield, CT location. "Pepper" @ 17:10, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for the quick reaction. You could improve the description by telling the viewers which of the depicted buildings belong to the Boehringer site. I guess these are not the buildings with the green roof;-))--Symposiarch (talk) 17:44, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Nevada SR KMLs[edit]

Hello Pepper. I've looked at some of the KML files you've made for state route articles in southern Nevada. They don't seem to load properly. They don't show the mini viewer, the Google link brings up a weird small map with multiple red lines not in place, and the Bing map doesn't load the KML at all. I'm not sure if it's something you're doing, or if it's another issue. Just thought I'd let you know. -- LJ  15:03, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Hey @Ljthefro, thanks for the message. I have also noticed this; however, (unfortunately) the problem is not just me as far as I can tell. Take a look at Nevada State Route 28 or any other articles with a KML I didn't make. You will probably still see the random lines for Google and nothing for Bing unless you click somewhere to go to the old version of Bing Maps. I think the solution is that someone has to fix our wmflabs google page.
A while back, Google depreciated their support for KML which is why we made our own version of Google Maps that would still work. It worked for quite a while but it looks like something has gone wrong. It also looks like Bing is fading out their support for KML as well, as the new version that you see when you click on the KML in an article does no longer work, and their pop-up message says that the old version (that did support KML) will be gone by the end of 2016. I have nowhere near the technical knowledge to fix these problems, which is why I was just going about my business uploading KMLs in the hopes that the problem would be resolved. I'll ping @Mr. Matté and @Rschen7754 in case I'm incorrect or there's something I don't know? Regards, "Pepper" @ 15:28, 8 November 2016 (UTC)
Have no idea on how to fix the links to get it to work (I pretty much only create the KMLs themselves) but I too have noticed that the "Google" links from the KML boxes do appear the way you were describing. There are occasional links to the "Google" map where the map/linework shows up the way it should; I have no idea on what the difference is that causes some to work and the rest not to. —Mr. Matté (Talk/Contrib) 16:03, 8 November 2016 (UTC)
Also @Evad37: --Rschen7754 19:09, 8 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. I haven't been on wiki much lately due to work (primarily just checking my watchlist), so hadn't seen this issue on other pre-existing KMLs to know it was a wider issue. Hopefully it can get resolved somehow, but sounds like it's a bigger problem with external map support. -- LJ  14:48, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

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New page reviewer granted[edit]

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Hello Pepper. 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.

  • Be nice to new users - they are often not aware of doing anything wrong.
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Merry Christmas![edit]

Recognition[edit]

The Nevada Roads Barnstar
Awarded to Pepper, for your recent efforts to create KML files for all articles under the scope of the U.S. Roads Nevada task force. Your contributions have been noticed and are appreciated. Thank you! -- LJ  00:44, 17 January 2017 (UTC)


Thanks! Even better yet, they all seems to be working :) "Pepper" @ 01:51, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - newsletter No.2[edit]

Hello Pepper,
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A HUGE backlog

We now have 371 New Page Reviewers!
Most of us requested the user right at PERM, expressing a wish to be able to do something about the huge backlog, but the chart on the right does not demonstrate any changes to the pre-user-right levels of October.

Hitting 17,000 soon

The backlog is still steadily growing at a rate of 150 a day or 4,650 a month. Only 20 reviews a day by each reviewer over the next few days would bring the backlog down to a managable level and the daily input can then be processed by each reviewer doing only 2 or 3 reviews a day - that's about 5 minutes work!
It didn't work in time to relax for the Xmas/New Year holidays. Let's see if we can achieve our goal before Easter, otherwise by Thanksgiving it will be closer to 70,000.

Second set of eyes

Remember that we are the only guardians of quality of new articles, we alone have to ensure that pages are being correctly tagged by non-Reviewer patrollers and that new authors are not being bitten.

Abuse

This is even more important and extra vigilance is required considering Orangemoody, and

  1. this very recent case of paid advertising by a Reviewer resulting in a community ban.
  2. this case in January of paid advertising by a Reviewer, also resulting in a community ban.
  3. This Reviewer is indefinitely blocked for sockpuppetry.

Coordinator election[edit]

Kudpung is stepping down after 6 years as unofficial coordinator of New Page Patrolling/Reviewing. There is enough work for two people and two coords are now required. Details are at NPR Coordinators; nominate someone or nominate yourself. Date for the actual suffrage will be published later.


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New Page Review-Patrolling: Coordinator elections[edit]

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New Page Review - newsletter No.3[edit]

Hello Pepper,
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Voting for coordinators has now begun HERE and will continue through/to 23:59 UTC Monday 06 March. Please be sure to vote. Any registered, confirmed editor can vote. Nominations are now closed.

Still a MASSIVE backlog

We now have 371 New Page Reviewers but despite numerous appeals for help, the backlog has NOT been significantly reduced.
If you asked for the New Page Reviewer right, please consider investing a bit of time - every little helps preventing spam and trash entering the mainspace and Google when the 'NO_INDEX' tags expire.


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On this day, 8 years ago...[edit]

Balloons-aj.svg Hey, Pepper. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
Lepricavark (talk) 13:35, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
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Review?[edit]

I'm still not entirely sure how these things work, and normally I don't care, but I got an email that said Dear Hijiri88, The Wikipedia page Yu Wuling has been changed on 10 March 2017 by Pepper, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yu_Wuling for the current revision., which confused me because the page history implies it hasn't been changed since 4 January. Sorry to bother you with a weird question, but WP:REVIEW isn't really clear on exactly what happened. Hijiri 88 (やや) 08:49, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

@Hijiri88: the page you'd be looking for is WP:New pages patrol. Essentially, every new page coming into the encyclopedia needs to be given the once over before it is allowed to show up on search engine results, and New Page Reviewers are the people who check that box. As there is a very large backlog, myself and the other reviews are only just getting around to looking at articles fist started in November right now. I'm assuming the email is simply because you haven't turned off a setting that notifies you when a page you created has been reviewed. Cheers, "Pepper" @ 15:12, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Iris Fontbona[edit]

Can you please delete the last IP comment from the AFD just closed out. It is inappropriate and leaves a misimpression. Obviously when the AFD was initiated none of the text, references, sources, etc were present and the IP comment implies they were, which would make the AFD I opened absurd, except that I was told to go to AFD by the editor who reverted my redirect (see here). Since I began editing in 2005, I have never asked for a closed out AFD to be tweaked but I feel strongly about it. While you're there please also (if you didn't already) delete my comment which was hidden by use of <!-- --> THANKS. Quis separabit? 01:36, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

@Rms125a@hotmail.com: while it was a bit of a dick move to leave a harsh comment after you expressed your intention to withdraw, I agree with the IP that they are entitled to a comment before the discussion was formally closed. I think people understand that articles frequently improve during the course of an AfD, and can also come to their own conclusions when seeing the comment after your clear request for closure. Feel free to ask an uninvolved admin to modify if you wish; I felt it was reasonable to leave the comments untouched at the time of closing. "Pepper" @ 01:55, 11 March 2017 (UTC)