User talk:RL0919

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Administrators' newsletter – August 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2017).


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added AnarchyteGeneralizationsAreBadCullen328 (first RfA to reach WP:300)
removed CpromptRockpocketRambo's RevengeAnimumTexasAndroidChuck SMITHMikeLynchCrazytalesAd Orientem

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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:12, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Reactivation of WikiProject Objectivism[edit]

Hi RL0919,

I am reactivating WikiProject Objectivism. You are currently listed as a participant of the project. I am going to purge the list. If you would still like to be on the list, please comment below on whether or not you would like to be on the list. I will wait two weeks and update the list on August 22nd.


Michipedian (talk) 20:36, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

I will stay on, thanks. --RL0919 (talk) 22:18, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know and for the prompt response! :) Michipedian (talk) 23:09, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
Also, if you look at my user page, the "Current drafts" list is the list of articles I would like to add to the list of Objectivism-related articles. Michipedian (talk) 23:20, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

DYK for The Fountainhead[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 17 August 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article The Fountainhead, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ayn Rand found the title for her novel The Fountainhead, her first major success, in a thesaurus? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/The Fountainhead. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, The Fountainhead), 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.

Alex ShihTalk 01:04, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Addition of RGV on 'List of people infenced by Ayn Rand' page[edit]

Hi! For the revision , the message left was "...has been added in the past and removed due to lack of adequate sourcing;" Is it a Non-Wikipedia source being asked for? Shashank16392 (talk) 20:40, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Yes, specifically a reliable source that speaks to the inclusion criteria for this list, which call for inclusion only if Rand has been an important influence on the person. It is not supposed to include everybody who mentioned her once in an interview or were seen reading one of her books. --RL0919 (talk) 20:57, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
Makes sense. I'll hold back until I find a few such sources online Shashank16392 (talk) 21:21, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

The Blue Flame (play) scheduled for TFA[edit]

This is to let you know that the The Blue Flame (play) article has been scheduled as today's featured article for September 21, 2017. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/September 21, 2017, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1100 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 13:57, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for "the stage play with a distinction that most would not want: it may be the worst play ever performed on Broadway. Audiences laughed at supposedly serious lines; words like "abysmal" and "freakish" appeared in reviews." - I hope to get to your FAC, but am quite busy (Der Messias and others). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:20, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2017).


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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:35, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Walle (Winsen)[edit]

Hi, the purpose of the phrase "Also worth mentioning" in this article was to introduce to the reader two apparently unconnected facts. It was a mini "scene setter" if you like. Anyway, I've restructured and reworded the article, so that a section header now fulfils the function instead.Bermicourt (talk) 18:44, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

The new edits are definitely an improvement, thanks. When introducing additional items, "In addition" (which you used in your revision) serves well. "Also worth mentioning" is WP:EDITORIALIZING, and thus should be avoided in favor of other phrasings. --RL0919 (talk) 19:27, 14 September 2017 (UTC)


Hi Richard, thank you for your comments at my RfA. Your support is much appreciated! Cheers, ansh666 19:36, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – October 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2017).


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added Boing! said ZebedeeAnsh666Ad Orientem
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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:23, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

The Bat copyedit[edit]