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GOCE news and September drive invitation[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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I've commented on your candidate for FP, would you care to submit your opinion on mine? Thanks! WingtipvorteX PTT 20:08, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror[edit]

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GOCE September activities[edit]

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FiverFan65 is going to get a new kitten![edit]

Dear Pine, You were my very first friend and tutor on WP - and you Sent Me a Kitten!, so now that I think I'm going to choose to take home a new, real, furry kitten (possibly two, if they are litter-mates), I want to ask you what name YOU would give it (or them), if the naming choice were up to you.

I live right next to an enormous PetCo, where they have kittens looking for homes every day. This week, they have several - and those kitties get adopted really fast! So:

  • two black kittens
  • two orange kittens
  • a black-and-white with a, um, guess you'd call it a "Groucho moustache"
  • a calico, who was frantic one hour and possibly sedated an hour later; or maybe that's just being a kitten

My preference would be black kitten(s). And since you're clever, I'll take your suggestions seriously! Hugs, FiverFan65 (talk) 09:01, 2 September 2012 (UTC) FiverFan65 (Oh, and since I'm a newbie, I don't know whether I should look for your response on my own Talk page or yours. I'll learn. I'm learning as fast as I can!)

Dear Pine, I've realized that probably anyone can figure out who FiverFan is. Please advise me: Should I choose a new name? Or are there so few interested people that I shouldn't worry about it? Thanks, as always, for your advice. FiverFan65 (talk) 09:27, 2 September 2012 (UTC) FiverFan65
  • Hi there.
    • Will the kitten be male or female?
    • Regarding where to post, when you want to ask a specific person then it's often better to ask on the other person's talk page. If you want to ask everyone then you can ask on your own talk page or on the talk page of an article or WikiProject if the question is about the article or the project.
    • Regarding anonymity, you are allowed to choose a new name if you want to be anonymous. Some people want to be anonymous and some people don't care one way or another. However, once you've started posting, it's sometimes possible for a determined investigator to deduce that two accounts are owned by the same person.
  • Pine 19:49, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
Hi again! I'm thinking of maybe a male and a female, both entirely black. A passerby at the PetCo said, "If I took that one, I'd name her Salem," which is clever - and I'm a horror film fan - but since I've always allowed my cats out for a few hours in the afternoon, I'm not sure I'd want to go calling "Salem!" in the neighborhood if one were late coming home, you know? Though it's better than, loike, "Grimalkin."
Second point understood; and, thirdly, yes, I suppose I don't care about anonymity. I have no scandals for anyone to pursue me for.
I think one black kitten has already been adopted, but they have new kittens all the time, and I'd prefer to get litter-mates. - Hey, make suggestions only if you're interested! Naming pets can be both fun and difficult. I didn't mean to sound like, "You're cool, so now do more for me!" I like black cats best, and gray cats next, and then silver tabbies, and will assuredly not choose TWO of any other color. So we're off the hook for probably a week, until new kittens arrive.
You're so cool; and you don't have to do more for me unless it's fun for you.
Thanks again! FiverFan65 (talk) 07:49, 4 September 2012 (UTC) FiverFan65
Your cats come when you call them? Cats around here come only if I'm offering food!
(laugh) Home cats like regularity, familiarity, and scheduled meals. I've always allowed my cats out into the back yard (and, yes, they're free to jump over the fence, which is a normal red-picket fence) and wander, chase lizards, say hello to the neighbors (who are friendly to cats). But my cats have always known that they're allowed out until around 5:00 pm, which is when everyone starts driving home from work, and the street fills up with Scary Cars. At this point, my cats have always said, "Gee, that reminds me, time to go home and get dinner." It's only partly training; it's going along with what cats would like anyway: a few hours outside to run around, and then come home to eat and sit in laps.
Regarding names for two black cats, how about looking at this webpage? http://www.catnamesmeow.com/black-cat-names.htm If you want to pick a few from those I'll tell you my favorites of the ones you've chosen.

Oh, wow, you've done research for me! Let me go look right now!

- Bagheera - of course, that should be obvious! As soon as a kitten grows... Well, one might even have a Bagheera kitten, of course.

- Besides Bagheera, I see lots of Indian names. As I know only about a handful of Indian phrases, but think them beautiful, I would certainly accept any of your suggestions.

- Basalt? not always black, but I wouldn't be embarrassed calling that name in the neighborhood

- Blackula Prince of Darkness - I'd use that name at Halloween, probably. (I REALLY get into celebrating Halloween - I wear outfits for all kinds of super-girls).

(Nothing with "bob" - not EVER. For fear of someone wanting to dump kitty's face into a bucket of water, loike.)

Lots of names for black-and white cats, I see...

- Cinderpelt - Interesting because I've never run into it. But I'd sooner choose, like, "Alec Baldwin," I think.

Cosmic Creeper - That's simply funny. But how do you break it down into a nickname?

Hmmm... More interesting names - Did I tell you I'm a cartoon-phobe? That rules a lot of names out immediately. Sorry. I know people think I'm a party-pooper, but I really do have a phobia about cartoons.

- Fargo - interesting, I wouldn't mind calling that name. But why... Black comedy movie?

- India Ink - that's both old and gorgeous.

-- Wait, I'm being called for possum duty! (Have I told you about opossum duty?) - Okay, you tell me what names you like, as I probably won't get back to you for another day.

Please, longing to know!

Pine, thanks so much! - gotta run! FiverFan65 (talk) 10:08, 6 September 2012 (UTC) FiverFan65

Okay, quickly: PetCo have already given away their black kittens. They'll have more of all colors next week.
I did partial possum duty - I went and put out food, and the possum didn't come closer, but didn't run away. Now that I'm back in my office, she's probably eating. - Again, tell me some names that you like, now that you have an idea of what I like. Please.

FiverFan65 (talk) 10:15, 6 September 2012 (UTC) FiverFan65

I like Bagheera and Basalt. Your comment about cartoons gave me another idea. What about Carbon? I like Carbon too. Pine 19:42, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
Carbon is not only awesome, it's funny! WE HAVE A WINNER! FiverFan65 (talk) 11:16, 8 September 2012 (UTC) FiverFan65

... cat news. (deleted)

Pine, another thing? I've just contributed a New Article! It's about Robert J. Sawyer's collection, "Relativity." I know that I have to wait weeks. I guess there's no question, really; I'm just anxious, and wanted to put my anxiety out there.

This has been All About Me. Please, Pine, how are YOU? ...

Hugs, but more soon, I hope, FiverFan65 (talk) 11:51, 8 September 2012 (UTC) FiverFan65

I'm great, thanks. I helped with last week's Signpost Featured content report. That NASA video is one that I nominated for Featured Picture. If you have a moment, watch that video full screen in a dark room. It's awesome.
If you want to chat more I suggest that we take this conversation to email so that we can talk without the whole world overhearing us.
Have a nice weekend! Pine 20:31, 8 September 2012 (UTC)
Hi again, and sorry about my rambling. I'd had about 2 hours sleep in 2 days and was space-y and yakking. I watched the video partway, and then it froze; but I'd been watching in real time on that wonderful night. I probably need to download some Java or something; I'm not clever about these things. But I want to say, Hey! That was great that you contributed to that wonderful event! Thanks so much for telling me; I'll share it with friends. More soon! FiverFan65 (talk) 09:10, 12 September 2012 (UTC) FiverFan65

WP:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-09-03/Featured content[edit]

Great work! - Dank (push to talk) 23:51, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the note! Pine 00:43, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
    • I made some tweaks; feel free to revert. - Dank (push to talk) 03:16, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
      • That looks good except I think the use of the word "dominated" there may be an American colloquialism. Pine 04:26, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
        • "dominant" actually. "Overpowering" would usually refer to his strength, which is different. Oxford Dictionaries says "having power and influence over others"; Cambridge Dictionaries says "more important, strong or noticeable than anything else of the same type". Both of these are more or less what Americans mean when referring to a "dominant" player ... but of course, sports lingo tends to be jargony; does the phrase sound wrong in BritEng? - Dank (push to talk) 12:14, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
          • It sounds strange to me as someone who's familiar with the use of the word in genetics and rarely listens to sports chatter, but I did a web search and found that the BBC has used this term the same way in sports, so I guess you're right. Pine 19:47, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

The Tea Leaf - Issue Six[edit]

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Short (finance) request[edit]

Hi there, Pine. I appreciated your input on the financial articles I worked on for MFA in late spring, and I'm working with them again to improve and clarify some other articles on financial subjects. If you have a moment, would you be willing to read a proposal I've made on the Short (finance) discussion page, and offer your thoughts? Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 19:35, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: August 2012[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Kevin Murphy[edit]

Hi there- I've uploaded a larger resolution shot, and provided an explanation of the strange setting. If you get the time, could you take a look back and change your vote if you feel it is warranted? If not, I understand. Thanks, J Milburn (talk) 19:10, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Endeavour silhouette[edit]

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GOCE September 2012 drive wrap-up[edit]

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Participation: Out of 41 people who signed up this drive, 28 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We achieved our primary goal of clearing July, August, September and October 2011 from the backlog. This means that, for the first time since the drives began, the backlog is less than a year. At least 677 tagged articles were copy edited, although 365 new ones were added during the month. The total backlog at the end of the month was 2341 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We completed all 54 requests outstanding before September 2012 as well as eight of those made in September.

Copy Edit of the Month: Voting is now over for the August 2012 competition, and prizes will be issued soon. The September 2012 contest is closed for submissions and open for voting. The October 2012 contest is now open for submissions. Everyone is welcome to submit entries and to vote.

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Crew of STS-107[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/LH 95[edit]

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This Month in GLAM: September 2012[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/R Coronae Australis region[edit]

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This Month in Education: October 2012[edit]





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GOCE fall newsletter[edit]

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  • Voting is in progress for the September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest. Everyone is welcome to vote, whether they have entered the contest or not.
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  • November 2012 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on November 30 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in 2011 and to complete all requests placed before the end of October. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/BMW Towers and Museum[edit]

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Hello Pine, I was not aware of the nomination. Thanks a lot for nominating that image. I am glad you liked it! --Poco2 02:24, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: October 2012[edit]

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GOCE November 2012 copy edit drive update[edit]

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  • The September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest was won by Baffle gab1978 for his copy edit of Expulsion of the Acadians. Runner up was Gareth Griffith-Jones for his edit of I Could Fall in Love. Congratulations to both.
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Invitation to tech chats[edit]

Hi there, Pine! I wanted to invite you to watch and participate in our live tech chats, which include video streaming. The next one is next week and you'll be able to watch, live, via screensharing, as a developer fixes a bug, including investigation, a git commit, getting it reviewed and merged, and closing the Bugzilla ticket.

Hope this is of interest! Best wishes, Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Manager (talk) 16:19, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the invitation. I've responded on MediaWiki. --Pine 19:17, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
Just a reminder that this is in at 20:30UTC/12:30PT -- in less than a day. Looking forward to seeing you! Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Manager (talk) 05:11, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, sorry, I was busy to day with IRL activity. --Pine 23:51, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Centaurus A[edit]

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GOCE November drive wrap-up[edit]

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Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 38 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy-edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here. All the barnstars have now been distributed.

Progress report: We achieved our primary goal of clearing November and December 2011 from the backlog. For the first time since the drives began, the backlog consists only of articles tagged in the current year. The total backlog at the end of the month was 2690 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We completed all 56 requests outstanding before November 2012 as well as eight of those made in November.

Copy Edit of the Month: Voting is now over for the October 2012 competition, and prizes have been issued. The November 2012 contest is closed for submissions and open for voting. The December 2012 contest is now open for submissions. Everyone is welcome to submit entries and to vote.

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Coodinator election: The six-month term for our fourth tranche of Guild coordinators will expire at the end of December. Nominations are open for the fifth tranche of coordinators, who will serve from 1 January to 30 June 2013. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

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This Month in GLAM: November 2012[edit]

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GOCE mid-December newsletter[edit]

End of Year Events from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The December 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best December copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • Voting is in progress for the November 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest. Everyone is welcome to vote, whether they have entered the contest or not.
  • From Sunday 16 December to Saturday 22 December, we are holding a Project Blitz, in which we will copy edit articles tagged with {{copyedit}} from January 2012. The blitz works much like our bimonthly drives, but a bit simpler. Everyone is welcome to take part, and barnstars will be awarded.
  • January 2013 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on January 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in January, February, and March 2012 and complete all requests placed before the end of 2012. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in January, February, and March 2012", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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Coodinator election: Nominations are open for candidates to serve as GOCE coordinators from 1 January to 30 June 2013. Nominations close on December 15 at 23:59 UTC, after which voting will run until the end of December. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

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