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WikiProject Birds March newsletter

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The Birds WikiProject Newsletter
March 2009

Articles of note

New good articles:



Article statistics



Project news
Cockatoo needs you...
  • Our first collaboration article for 2009 is Cockatoo—a well-known Australasian family of parrots. The article is already in reasonable shape, thanks to early efforts by a number of contributors, and with a little more work, we should be able to get it to GA/FA status. Can we get our first "group star" for the year on this one?
  • On a related note, be sure to vote for April's collaboration article, which will be chosen on March 31. If none of the existing nominations interest you, consider adding a new one!
  • Please be sure to mark any featured lists as FL-class rather than FA-class. All of our current featured lists have been moved into this new(ish) category.
  • Beginning in April, we'll be removing from our "active participants" list the name of any editor who hasn't edited on Wikipedia for 6 months or more, putting them instead into a "retired editors" section. (Please note that will be easy to move yourself back into the active category if you start editing again after an extended absence.) This should help us to better evaluate our project's editor retention and make for more efficient newsletter delivery.
Videos
  • We all know the old adage "A picture is worth a thousand words." And if that's true, videos are probably worth 10,000! They're a great way to add information to articles—for instance by showing behaviours that are hard to explain with text or static pictures. They can also include audio, adding a dimension unavailable in a photo. If you don't have your own video camera, you can still help the project by finding and requesting videos from others who have already taken them (checking, for example, at Flickr, YouTube or The Internet Bird Collection). If you have questions about how to upload videos, several project members, including Richard001 (talk · contribs) or Aviceda (talk · contribs), may be able to help.
Newsletter challenge

Shyamal (talk · contribs) took up the last newsletter's challenge, and started our article about distraction displays—behaviors used by birds to lure or drive potential predators away from nests or young. This month, we're looking for someone to start an article about acoustical luring, which is a method used by some predatory birds to lure potential prey into reach. The person who creates this article and gets it beyond a mere stub level will be mentioned in the next newsletter.

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WikiProject Birds May newsletter

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The Birds WikiProject Newsletter
May 2009

We've done it! With the awarding of a GA rating to Australian Magpie, we reached the milestone of 100 FA/FL/GA articles for the project. And that's fitting, since it was Casliber (talk · contribs) who both shepherded the magpie article to its rating, and who challenged us to the goal of reaching 100 in the first place. We also reached our goal of 50 FA articles, when Rufous-crowned Sparrow got its star. Well done everybody; those are major accomplishments. Now, on to 150…

Articles of note

New featured articles:

New good articles:


New project members


Article statistics


Red Knot
Project news
  • May's collaboration article is Red Knot, a widespread species which is in increasing peril across much of its worldwide range. (Some scientists have predicted that the American subspecies, for instance, may be extinct as soon as 2010.) Help us to raise the profile of this worldwide shorebird.
  • On a related note, be sure to vote for June's collaboration article, which will be chosen on May 27. If none of the existing nominations interest you, consider adding a new one!
"Heard" birds

Spoken articles are Wikipedia articles which have been read aloud and recorded. Such recordings make Wikipedia content available for visually challenged users, for those who can understand English but cannot read it, for those who enjoy podcasting, and for people learning English. Currently, WP:BIRDS has 14 spoken articles—a tiny fraction of the more than 13,000 articles and lists overseen by the project. There is a real need to increase this number, and it's easy to help with the process. Recording an article can be done using a home computer with a microphone and the free software Audacity. The Spoken Wikipedia WikiProject oversees all recording efforts, and their project pages should be followed carefully to ensure that agreed standards of access, content and performance are met. Please contact AshLin (talk · contribs) for more information.

Newsletter challenge

Shyamal (talk · contribs) stepped up yet again and created an excellent, well-referenced start to the ornithophily article. This month, we're looking for someone to split the article about Bonelli's Warbler into two species: Eastern Bonelli's Warbler and Western Bonelli's Warbler, both of which currently exist only as redirects. The person who splits this article and separates the appropriate information into each new article will be mentioned in the next newsletter.

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WikiProject Birds June newsletter

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The Birds WikiProject Newsletter
June 2009

With three new additions to the project's FA/FL/GA article count, we're on our way towards our next goal — of 150 such articles. Ruff and Alpine Chough are currently good article nominations; drop by their candidacy pages to comment, review or suggest improvements!

Articles of note

New featured list:

New good articles:


New project members
Secretary Bird
Project news
  • June's collaboration article is Secretary Bird, about an iconic long-legged African raptor, which is widespread throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Our current featured articles display a decided "Anglophone" bent; can you help us to get our first African species to FA?
  • On a related note, be sure to vote for July's collaboration article, which will be chosen on June 27. If none of the existing nominations interest you, consider adding a new one!
  • There still 16 bird families with articles currently considered to be Stubs—great progress if you think back to the scores we had last year, but still more than we should have. Any assistance in reducing that number would be much appreciated!
Newsletter challenge

SP-KP (talk · contribs) met last month's challenge and split our former "Bonelli's Warbler" article into Eastern Bonelli's Warbler and Western Bonelli's Warbler, reflecting widespread agreement among taxonomists that the two former subspecies merit their own species; jimfbleak (talk · contribs) helped with taxobox reorganization. This month, we're looking for someone to wikify our Brazilian Merganser article. The editor(s) who perform this needed service will be mentioned in next month's newsletter.

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If you have uploaded other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on those pages too. You can find a list of 'file' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free media lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. J Milburn (talk) 14:19, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Right, thanks. You may want to think about archiving this talk page, or perhaps removing all of those newsletters. J Milburn (talk) 15:06, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

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You can find instructions at this page- sadly, it requires manual updating. J Milburn (talk) 16:20, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

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WikiProject Birds August newsletter

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The Birds WikiProject Newsletter
August 2009

We're looking for input on several topics this month — including whether we should change the period of time we work on collaboration articles from a month to a quarter, and whether we should change the authority for our species (and article) naming from Handbook of Birds of the World to the International Ornithological Committee's World Bird List. Be sure to add your two cents (or pence or rand or rupees or pesos or bolivars or whatever other currency is appropriate) to the discussions...

Articles of note
Macaroni Penguin — just one of the project's new Featured Articles

New featured articles:

  1. Macaroni Penguin (June 2)
  2. Australian Magpie (July 7)
  3. Ruff (July 14)

New good articles:

  1. Alpine Chough (June 23)
  2. Red-throated Diver (July 18)


New project members


Article statistics


Potential collaboration changes

The question has been raised as to whether we should change our collaboration article period from monthly to quarterly. Please weigh in on the debate — and be sure to list anything you'd like to have considered for possible collaboration efforts.

Project news
What's my name? Help decide — see the text.
  • A proposal has been made to change the standard source for species (and article) names from Handbook of Birds of the World to the International Ornithological Committee's World Bird List. Do you agree or disagree? Comments and opinions are sought here.
  • There's renewed interest in getting some of our nearly-there topics ready for a run at Featured Topic. Currently, there are a trio of potentials: the Procellaridae, the New World vultures and the choughs. Each of the first two have two articles that will need to be improved to at least GA-class before the topic can be nominated. For the procellarids, Procellariiformes is currently B-class and Diving-petrel is currently Start-class. For New World vultures, New World vulture is currently B-class, and Cathartes is currently Start-class. The choughs are currently up for Good Topic listing — but getting either Alpine Chough or Chough to FA-class would enable us to put that one up for featured topic as well.
  • Last month saw the start of an Outline of Birds, which should eventually provide a project index, allowing interested readers to more easily access all of the articles associated with WikiProject Birds. Help to populate the outline with any articles you find missing.
I need a proper introduction!
Newsletter challenge

Prashanthns (talk · contribs) met the last newsletter challenge and wikified the Brazilian Merganser article. This issue, we're looking for someone to expand the Semnornis (toucan-barbets) article from Stub-class to Start-class. The editor who does so will be named in next month's newsletter.

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April Fool's

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What's New?

What's New?: The new articles are now being identified by a robot, and new members are being invited. At Wikipedia:WikiProject Saskatchewan/New articles please check out our new Saskatchewan related articles - of which there are an assorted variety numbering close to 50 new items since the last news letter!

Member News
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Wikipedia launches new project!!

  • There is now a Wiki for left handed viewers of wikipedia. Please help to edit our right handed articles for the new left handed wikipedia! The new format will be ready to view on April 1, 2008! Please help rotate all content on existing Saskatchewan related articles from the left side of the article to the right side of the article by 180 degrees for ease of clicking on links and handling article content for left handed viewers.

New Talk Page Banner Addition

  • The Saskatchewan communities has been joined by Wikipedia:WikiProject Canadian communities. Now all communities, neighbourhoods, cities, towns, villages, hamlets, rural municipalities, and any place name can have a rating within the Canada talk page banner. In this way, all articles can be rated as belonging to Canada, and any province or territory as well as any demographic can have their own rating.
  • The full Canada template is located at Template:WikiProject Canada. When rating articles for Saskatchewan related content, add supporting work groups also such as: cangov, ppap, riding, canlaw, education, tvshow, music, road, sport, geography, and now community!!

Hackers have infiltrated Saskatchewan related articles

  • Hackers have "hacked" into Wikipedia, and into this wikiproject site, breaking through our security. For some time now the hacker who was named ap®1L_f001$’ has been making attempts to break through our security on this site, and has now gained access and has made changes to website articles on wikipedia and wikiproject Saskatchewan articles. Please see this article for how you can help.

Wikinews

  • Does anyone have the notion to be a news reporter for Saskatchewan events. Saskatchewan wikinews content has very historical news reports.

Notability

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DYK?

Updated DYK query
The Editor's Desk

Welcome and April's Fools!!:

  • Lastly, this is your newsletter and you can be involved in the creation of the Newsletter. Any and all contributions are welcome. Simply let yourself be known to any of the undersigned, or just start editing!
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Wikipedia talk WP SK :

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  • New highway change for Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan adopted the International metric system in 1971, and even though school trustees would like the imperial system returned to the classrooms, there is a new change intended for Saskatchewan. The latest news to hit the province of Saskatchewan is to adapt the new traffic directionality concept that Saskatchewan drivers will undertake. As of the beginning of the month, drivers will begin driving on the left side of the road rather than the right side. Which Side Of The Road To Drive On? Left Or Right For more information on changes to Saskatchewan Highways.
Saskatchewan Communities & Neighbourhoods - There goes the neighbourhood!

Saskatchewan Communities & Neighbourhoods

See this page for new areas of discussion: talk page Communities & Neighbourhoods

Prince Albert is one of the Saskatchewan city articles which has been growing by leaps and bounds. Many communities are being created and are picked up by the new article robot. Please help to tag these and all community articles with the new assessment talk page banner at Template:WikiProject Canada. *Stub class just barely introduces the topic, much is missing.

  • Start class gives a bit more knowledge but it shows one of these to expand upon a stub article;
    • a particularly useful picture or graphic
    • multiple links that help explain or illustrate the topic
    • a subheading that fully treats an element of the topic
    • multiple subheadings that indicate material that could be added to complete the article
  • B-Class checklist
    • 1. It is suitably referenced, and all major points are appropriately cited.
    • 2. It reasonably covers the topic, and does not contain major omissions or inaccuracies.
    • 3. It has a defined structure, including a lead section and one or more sections of content.
    • 4. It is free from major grammatical errors.
    • 5. It contains appropriate supporting materials, such as an infobox, images, or diagrams.
  • Please feel free to sign up as a Spotlight administrator and nominate more excellent and notable Saskatchewan editors on Wikipedia who deserve attention, and honour. For every wikipedia user who is mentioned in the spotlight department, they will receive a Wikipedia Saskatchewan Ribbon on their user pages for excellent service! Every newsletter will bring an update to the Spotlight Department, so please keep tuned for other excellent contributors.

This months Spotlight Award goes to SriMesh (talk · contribs). She is the creator of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Saskatchewan, the project newsletter, and countless other departments within the project including starting the Saskatchewan portal. She has also took it upon herself to start, edit, revamp many Saskatchewan based articles. As well, she is an active member of Wikipedia:WikiProject Saskatchewan Communities & Neighbourhoods. SriMesh has tirelessly worked towards improving the quality of Saskatchewan related Wikipedia articles.

Looking forward toward more contributions from you! Happy Editing
Editors of April 2008


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July 2008 Birds Project Newsletter

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The Birds WikiProject Newsletter
Issue V (July 2008)

Welcome to the fifth issue of the Birds WikiProject newsletter. June was another good month for article improvement, with a total of seven achieving the highest classes—we're well on the way to reaching our first 100 milestone.

Articles of note

New featured articles and lists:

  1. Common Treecreeper (June 4)
  2. White-winged Fairy-wren (June 4)
  3. Tawny Owl (June 22)
  4. Red-backed Fairy-wren (June 24)

New good articles:

  1. Willie Wagtail (June 18)
  2. Antbird (June 21)
  3. Nuthatch (June 27)


Welcome to our newest members


Bird article statistics


100 FA/GA article push

Earlier this year, Casliber (talk · contribs) challenged the project to try to get 100 articles to FA or GA status before the end of the year—and we're certainly well on our way, with more than 80 articles currently at those levels. Casliber has made a listing of existing articles with significant content here; if you'd like to try your hand at improving an article, this might be a good place to start.

Collaboration efforts
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  • Move us nearer to that 100 article goal by helping to improve this month's project collaboration. The Hoatzin is an unusual South American bird known for its unique digestive sytem, foul odor and clawed wings (as a juvenile).
  • In a related note, be sure to vote for August's collaboration, which will be chosen on 21 July. We could use a few new nominations...
Project news
  • The ongoing drive to improve our bird family articles continues; despite significant efforts by a number of editors, there are still at least 37 bird family articles currently rated as stubs—mostly because we keep finding articles we'd forgotten to include! If you'd like to help improve one or more, the list of those needing work is here.
  • A change in Wikipedia's taxobox setup has meant the removal of the IUCN status scale image from all articles. To re-display the scale, add "| status_system = iucn3.1" to the taxobox parameters in any article for which it is appropriate.

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WikiProject Birds August newsletter

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The Birds WikiProject Newsletter
Issue VI (August 2008)

Welcome to the sixth issue of the Birds WikiProject newsletter. Things were a bit slower in the "Articles of Note" department last month, but many editors were quietly working away on an impressive array of tasks. Casliber (talk · contribs), in particular, has expanded multiple articles—getting many of them featured in the Main Page DYK section in the process.

Articles of note

New featured articles and lists:

  1. Nuthatch (July 25)

New good articles:

  1. Greater Crested Tern (July 15)
  2. Great Spotted Kiwi (July 29)


Bird article statistics


Macaws
Collaboration efforts
  • This month's collaboration is our first group attempt to upgrade a genus level article. Ara is a genus of macaws—spectacularly large parrots which live in the neotropics. Several of the eight living species are highly endangered (at least one is already extinct), and all are beloved by aviculturalists. Help us improve the article about these intriguing birds.
  • In a related note, be sure to vote for September's collaboration, which will be chosen on 21 August. As always, we could use a few new nominations...
WikiProject Birds Cleanup listing

Thanks to Snowmanradio (talk · contribs), there's now a link to the most recent cleanup listing right from the navigation bar. And according to that listing, we've added nearly 100 new bird articles in the past month, with only a small rise in the number of articles needing attention, so we're doing something right! There are still more than 700 articles requiring work though—everything from copyediting and the addition of sources, to requests for expansion and verifications of facts. If you're looking for something helpful to do which takes less time than creating an article from scratch, sorting some of these problems out might be right up your alley. Special thanks to Rabo3 (talk · contribs), who's been plugging away on the neotropical articles, resolving all sorts of issues...

Project news
  • We're finally down to fewer than 30 "stub" bird family articles, thanks to herculean efforts by Sabine's Sunbird (talk · contribs). Can you help to improve the remainder? If so, the list of those needing work is here.
  • A change in Wikipedia's taxobox setup has meant the removal of the IUCN status scale image from all articles. To re-display the scale, add "| status_system = iucn3.1" to the taxobox parameters in any article for which it is appropriate.

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WP:NICK Newsletter — October 2008

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WikiProject Birds February newsletter

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The Birds WikiProject Newsletter
February 2009

Apologies for the long gap between the last newsletter and this one; if anyone is interested in helping to produce these regular updates, assistance would be much appreciated! A new year means new goals: can we get to 50 featured articles for the project before mid-year? We're only three articles away at the moment...

Articles of note

New featured articles and lists (since Oct 31):

  1. Northern Bald Ibis (January 27)

New good articles (since Oct 31):

  1. Huia (January 13)
  2. Djibouti Francolin (January 16)
  3. Golden White-eye (January 20)



Welcome to our newest members


Last year's collaborations
Month Article Status
Jan Andean Condor FA
Feb Emperor Penguin FA
Mar Moa B
Apr Cattle Egret FA
May Cockatiel B
Jun White Wagtail B
Jul Hoatzin B
Aug Ara (genus) B
Sep
Oct Bird of prey Start
Nov Penguin B
Dec
Project news
  • After a few month hiatus, we're about to start up our monthly collaboration article improvement drive again. The results of last year's collaborations were mixed. We started strongly, with three of our first four efforts reaching FA status—two of them before their months had even expired! However, things quickly tailed off after that, and none of our later efforts even reached GA status. Please vote for 2009's first collaboration, which will be chosen on Valentine's Day (14 February). If none of the existing nominations is of interest, consider adding a new one!
  • Bogbumper (talk · contribs) took up the last newsletter's challenge, and started our article about the Northern Rockhopper Penguin, which is recognized by many of the world's taxonomic authorities as being worthy of species status. This month, we're looking for someone to start an article about distraction displays—behaviors used by birds to lure or drive potential predators away from nests or young. The editor who starts this article and gets it to at least a reasonable stub class will be mentioned in next month's newsletter.

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WikiProject Birds April newsletter

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The Birds WikiProject Newsletter
April 2009

So close! After many long months of effort, we're only one article away from our project goal of 100 good or featured articles and lists. Can we make it by next month?

Articles of note

New good articles:



New project members



Article statistics



Project news
Start your puffins...
  • April's collaboration article is Puffin—a genus-level article about the "little brothers" of the ocean. Although this is another popular article with Wikipedia readers (the 59th most popular bird article, according to February's statistics), it currently ranks only as a "Start". Help us to improve its usefulness to our readers!
  • On a related note, be sure to vote for May's collaboration article, which will be chosen on April 27. If none of the existing nominations interest you, consider adding a new one!
  • The latest copy of the project's cleanup listing shows we're now overseeing more than 14,000 articles. Unfortunately, nearly 900 of them (more than 6%) are tagged as needing cleanup of some kind—from citations for questioned facts and entry of missing ISBN numbers to resolution of POV disputes and requests for expansion. While a considerable number of these could be resolved in a manner of minutes, scores have been awaiting cleanup for the better part of two years! If you've got a few minutes to spare, why not dip into the list and help to reduce the backlog. Of primary importance (from a project standpoint) are the problems identified with our FA articles—including Turkey Vulture.
  • As noted last month, we'll be removing from our "active participants" list the name of any editor who hasn't edited on Wikipedia for 6 months or more, putting them instead into a "retired editors" section. (Please note that will be easy to move yourself back into the active category if you start editing again after an extended absence.) This should help us to better evaluate our project's editor retention and make for more efficient newsletter delivery.
Commons and bird images
  • Except in very rare cases, all bird-related images, sounds and videos should be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. Those uploaded directly into en.wikipedia cannot be used by other Wikipedia or Wikimedia projects, and are also much harder to find. Unfortunately, there are currently a number of such images in existence. Some are not used in articles, and most are not placed into a bird-specific image category. If you come across one, please consider moving it to Wikimedia Commons, which has a much better system for categorizing bird images. You can search for and move images yourself, but or you can simply add them to Category:Bird images (which should only contain images from en.wikipedia, with the occasional exception such as featured pictures), which allows others to find and move them. If you need any assistance in getting starting, please contact Richard001 (talk · contribs).
Newsletter challenge

It was decided (by talk page agreement) that last month's challenge was too specific; instead a redirect was created to the aggressive mimicry article, which was expanded slightly with bird-related information. This month, we're looking for someone to start an article about ornithophily—pollination by bird; currently, this "article" exists only as a redirect to the more general article about zoophily. The person who creates this article and gets it beyond a mere stub level will be mentioned in the next newsletter.

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Questions regarding WikiProject

I'm wondering why you created Wikipedia:WikiProject Greater Albany/Savannah/Valdosta (South Georgia) instead of creating a Task Force under Wikipedia:WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state). Also, did you enter it as a proposal at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals? It's normally recommended that you have support from 5-10 active Wikipedians before creating a seperate WikiProject. - —Preceding unsigned comment added by Absolon (talkcontribs) 08:45, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Hey!

Sorry about the lag in replies, but still interested in that ad? :) Glad to see RPOTD is back up, by the way! Keep up the great work, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 18:56, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

An exciting opportunity to get involved!

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As a member of the Aviation WikiProject or one of its subprojects, you may be interested in testing your skills in the Aviation Contest! I created this contest, not to pit editor against editor, but to promote article improvement and project participation and camraderie. Hopefully you will agree with its usefulness. Sign up here, read up on the rules here, and discuss the contest here. The first round of the contest may not start until September 1st-unless a large number of editors signup and are ready to compete immediately! Since this contest is just beginning, please give feedback here, or let me know what you think on my talkpage. - Trevor MacInnis contribs 04:56, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

SK highways

Tried to add some WWW links on the SK WP roads talk page and its project page in answer to .... junction mileage? kind regards SriMesh | talk 22:02, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

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Townsville, Queensland

Hi! You old name Patricknoddy was listed on the Townsville wikiproject page. Do you still have an interest? The Towwnsville artilce is up for GA nomination, if interested it would be great if you would have a look over the article. Cheers ROxBo (talk) 14:18, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

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WikiProject Scouting elections

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  • Uh, why are you adding yourself and Gadget850? RlevseTalk 21:47, 30 November 2009 (UTC)
ah okay. I misunderstood. RlevseTalk 21:56, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

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January 2010

Please stop making invalid edits to pages, as you did again to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. There are established project standards - available at WP:Airports and WP:Airlines - and all airpoet/airline articles should adhere to these. Your edit - despite repeated reverts in the past - constitutes vandalism ans has been reverted yet again. Thanks, Jasepl (talk) 11:57, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia Saskatchewan newsletter

Hello there. Thank you for your note that you may be interested in doing the newsletter. You may set it up in whatever format and delivery style you wish. There are several robots that can deliver it for you. The one which had been used was for the delivery of WikiProject Saskatchewan's newsletter delivery job was with ENewsBot. Thanks again, and good luck!!! Kind Regards SriMesh | talk 23:58, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

How is it going with thoughts about the February newsletter. There is a new note on the talk page, which may help the newsletter out, thought I would give you a shout about it. I am not online much, but thought I would give you support in your new venture. Kind RegardsSriMesh | talk 02:51, 24 January 2010 (UTC)
Hello there. You are absolutely wonderful! Your pilot newsletter looks great! Can I offer one suggestion. I am so happy you are recruiting members, however I had a "school of hard knocks" when I first began, and ventured out the "wrong way"...so to help others not have my experience, can you suggest that the best way of recruitment within wikipedia policies is to offer the invitation template from the Outreach Page on prospective user talk pages. I can see you will do very well! Thank you for keeping the wheels rolling so to speak. Did you wish to set it up delivery via robot again, or will you try hand delivery to start with? SriMesh | talk 16:00, 24 January 2010 (UTC)
Hi there I added a note to the newsletter,...giving up the reins so to speak... I hope you don't mind.
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Your wonderful act of kindness to take on editorial capacity of the Saskatchewan Wikiproject news letter is much appreciated! Thank you so much!!! Nice cup of tea and a sit down. "A nice cup of tea and a sit down is for when things have gone beyond that, and there is a need for some more formal and serious niceness." Kind Regards SriMesh | talk 18:47, 24 January 2010 (UTC)
Excellent, I feel so bad canceling it, when you are right on the bit. Kind Regaards SriMesh | talk 22:32, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

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Hello and welcome back to the WikiProject Saskatchewan newsletter! I, User:Presidentman, am the new editor. You may see some changes due to the fact it's my first newsletter. I'm just going easy on myself, but it will get more complex as time goes on.

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Murtha edits

Thanks for your contributions. It would be helpful to other editors if you were to include an edit summary and use the preview button to reduce the number of edits people look through, especially on a busy page such as John Murtha. Thanks!  Frank  |  talk  21:28, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of List of U.S. cities with minority mayors

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WikiProject Atlanta

Hey - the WikiProject has been marked as inactive. WhisperToMe (talk) 13:30, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

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