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re Signpost[edit]

I should be able to have the Features and Admins and Report on Lengthy Litigation pages updated by 20:00 UTC tomorrow, yes. seresin ( ¡? )  21:51, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

The first page — News and Notes — is done, I'll start to work on the ROLL page shortly. Do you have a list of all the articles you're intending to publish? I think that might be a good thing so that we don't have people writing multiple articles on the same story. seresin ( ¡? )  02:01, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

signpost[edit]

Thanks for taking on publishing the 'post. Need any help? I can pitch in. -- phoebe / (talk to me) 22:59, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

OK, sounds good. I'll work on it when I get home tonight (3 hrs from now). It seems like the Virgin Killer block & Stanton Foundation both deserve their own articles; the fundraiser is important but probably there's not more than a paragraph to say about it. I wonder if the draft dispatch & project report that were posted should be published later (so there will be some content for the next issue?) -- phoebe / (talk to me) 23:34, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
The 'post looks great. Thanks again for pushing to get this done. -- phoebe / (talk to me) 00:17, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up, but I've been around longer than my account. ;) StonerDude420 (talk) 01:35, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

One big signpost[edit]

Have you considered doing the signpost like the Germans? It doesn't have issues, it just has one page. Anyone who wants to add an article can. - Peregrine Fisher (talk) (contribs) 03:35, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

signpost: German Federal Archive[edit]

Fine with me in whatever form it hits signpost. I just thought this is an important piece of info, to let wikipedians know that there are plenty of new pics for use now. `'Míkka>t 18:56, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

List of iPhone applications AfD[edit]

I noticed you contested a prod on Talk:List of iPhone applications. It has since been proposed by another editor for deletion; you may want to comment at the discussion. ~ PaulT+/C 18:28, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Technology Report[edit]

Do you still need someone to do the technology report for the Signpost? I would love to help out with this somehow. Please let me know what I can do. Cheers, Jake WartenbergTalk 13:12, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Ramblings[edit]

Hey there. I was going through RFPP, then got sidetracked to reading a policy page, which took me to someone's talk page, where there was a Signpost, got lost in that for a half hour or so, and ended up on your userpage... you know how that goes here on Wikipedia. As someone with a biochemistry degree who has dreams of going on to study history (and eventually teach it), I was fascinated. If someone switched our userpages, I would only have to make minor edits to feel right at home - what userboxes don't apply, I wish they applied.

At any rate, if you need any help with any projects, I'm looking for fresh work. Keep me in mind; I'll watch the Signpost for opportunities, also. Tan | 39 22:59, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

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WikiProject History of Science newsletter : Issue V - January 2009[edit]

It's here at long last! The January 2009 issue of the WikiProject History of Science newsletter is ready, with exciting news about Darwin Day 2009. Please feel free to make corrections or add news about any project-related content you've been working on. You're receiving this because you are a participant in the History of Science WikiProject. You may read the newsletter or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Yours in discourse --ragesoss (talk) 02:57, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

You're invited![edit]

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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, look at our approval by the Chapters Committee, develop ideas for chapter projects at museums and libraries throughout our region, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the November meeting's minutes and the December mini-meetup's minutes).

We'll make preparations for our exciting museum photography Wikipedia Loves Art! February bonanza (on Flickr, on Facebook) with Shelley from the Brooklyn Museum and Alex from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

We'll also be collecting folks to join our little Wikipedia Takes the Subway adventure which will be held the day after the meeting.

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back.

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Re:BotREQ[edit]

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§hep¡Talk to me! 22:33, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi there, I did have some problem pages I couldn't edit. The following is my error log:
If deemed necessary in the future I can choose to ignore the restriction templates, but I can not edit the protected pages. I hope I've proved a bit helpful, holler if you need anything else! §hep¡Talk to me! 21:41, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
Will do. §hepTalk 22:05, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

FPC[edit]

Thanks for you participation with Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Mitt Romney. I was wondering if you would please elaborate your comment and its tie to the FP criteria so I can learn for future FP attempts. Thanks. --Eustress (talk) 06:06, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks...for all I knew, "soft" meant it was too emotion-evoking or something :) --Eustress (talk) 06:34, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

The Counterfeit Sovereign/Coin[edit]

Glad to help. Discovering the correct name made sourcing notability easy. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 07:41, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Chester R. Davis[edit]

I don't see his notability as clearly as you do, though I'm willing to be persuaded. THF (talk) 20:23, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Pete Davies[edit]

That's pretty impressive of him to influence an administration that ended before he was born. Are you just deprodding mechanically without evaluating notability? That a writer donated his research about Eisenhower to the Eisenhower Library doesn't make him notable. THF (talk) 20:38, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Signpost[edit]

I'll get the signpost delivery. Xclamation point 22:47, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! --ragesoss (talk) 22:49, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Warfarin[edit]

Hi there. In the beginning of December you kindly reviewed warfarin as a GA candidate. The original nominator (who is not a regular contributor to the article) initially agreed to participate in whatever editing would be necessary, but despite reminders this editor has not returned. In the meantime, I have implemented most of your recommendations.

Could you review the article against your recommendations? I would fully understand if you failed it on this occasion. Alternatively, if there are only minor issues, please let me know so I could do the final push. I've slowly chipped away at this article for months, but it was nominated at a slightly inconvenient time. JFW | T@lk 14:37, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Barack Obama "HOPE" poster[edit]

Updated DYK query On January 20, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Barack Obama "HOPE" poster, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Dravecky (talk) 19:51, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the encouragement![edit]

As the creator of the article ,A Guide to the Good Life,I thank you. Kerry Douglas 04:32, 24 January 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kerrydouglas (talkcontribs)

Byline[edit]

Thanks for all the edits you made to my story. Do you want to add yourself to the byline? I'm not sure what the etiquette on that is. — Jake Wartenberg 18:49, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Re:Signpost delivery[edit]

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§hepTalk 03:14, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

I just noticed the article on Mobile access, and was wondering if it would be appropriate to add a link to Wikipedia:Mobile access on the page somewhere? Or since it's been published it shouldn't be touched? Thanks, §hepTalk 03:45, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
Awesome. Just wanted to let you know that I have a slower connection than usual so the delivery will be taking longer. I'm running on my W7 using a 20gig hard drive and half a gig ram; I'm suprised it's even running considering what micro recommends. §hepTalk 04:12, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Signpost[edit]

Sorry for this; I must confess that I'd not read the dispatches before making that edit, and so I'd no reason to imagine that the comma was intentional. Good on ya for the cleverness, then, and apologies for my oversight. Cheers, Joe 21:27, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Deletion of "The Transporters"[edit]

My wife heard about "The Transporters" DVD on NPR, and I wanted to find more information about. My first instinct is to check Wikipedia, and I found a notice that you had deleted the page on the DVD due to questions about notability. I don't have any particular interest in this particular DVD, other than my children are both diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), but I thought the deletion should be undone.

I'm not positive of wikipedia's threshold that establishes notability, but here are two facts:

  • The DVD is not a form of entertainment, but rather the first commercial implementation of a fairly new method of treatment for ASD, specifically, the goal is to train children with ASD to recognize emotions. If it is effective, then this is a very big deal, as the therapies available to date have been pretty ineffective at this.
  • A number of mainstream media sites have covered the therapy and DVD:

DVD Helps Kids With Autism Read Faces, Emotions

DVD teaches autistic kids what a smile means

Animated series helped children with autism recognize emotions: study

Training Faces

This sort of thing may not factor very large into the popular culture, but I can assure you that among the autism community, this sort of thing is important and notable.

The Autism Research Center in the UK, which helped develop the therapy in question says that the therapeutic approach can be characterized as "Systemising Empathy". It's possible that the information on the DVD should be included in a page on that, or as a subsection in Autism therapies

More info: The Transporters (Animation DVD): Teaching emotion recognition to preschoolers with autism

The Transporters Website

Patrick95350 (talk) 04:01, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for cleaning up after me. I think I inadvertently edited from the old revision that was linked on Wikipedia talk:Wikipedia Signpost. By the way, thanks also for stepping up the effort to keep the Signpost going strong. I know it takes a good bit of work. --Michael Snow (talk) 18:26, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

NYC Meetup: You're invited![edit]

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Signpost[edit]

I just saw that the signpost is released, want me to deliver it? Xclamation point 20:45, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Orphan articles/Red links[edit]

Hello. I just read your article on Orphan articles, and wasn't sure whether there was a dedicated place to comment - so I came here in the meantime. Mainly just to thank you for noting that there seems to be a massive anti-red link campaign in many quarters: I've noticed it myself, even to the point of people editing out links I'd deliberately left for bizarrely-overlooked important articles-to-be-written (there are still some glaring omissions on many of the topics I'm interested in).
I suspect the trend is symbiotically linked, however, to practices of over-linking. e.g. the contrary tendancy to link every other word in an article whether or not it has any bearing on the subject to hand. (In fact, frequently this seems to become "particularly if not".) There have been specific drives to remove the linking of dates (with some validity - they all-to-often become trivia magnets of dubious relevance in many cases), and related 'unnecessary' links - which has further leaked over into removing very-necessary links because they look similar to those elsewhere deemed unnecessary. I think that the removal of red links, or a drive to stem their creation, can be seen to be hand-in-hand with those types of push. Sometimes.
Similarly, on the same/other hand, mass-creation of red links is another common "problem" - it can either (some say) cast doubt on the notability of a subject by stating/implying that there are no obvious references to it anywhere here, or else suggest that the editor is over-zealous in their own interpretation of what might be eventually considered sufficiently notable (i.e. assuming that every "best boy" and "grip" in a film's cast & crew list will ultimately warrant their own separate page).
After which slight rambling, all I really wanted to say was "Thank You" for trying to reassert the significant benefits and usefulness of red links, and for highlighting why they are important, necessary and worthwhile. ntnon (talk) 00:32, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Wow[edit]

Hey, I just saw the orphan article you put together, and I was like, Holy Crap! That was a great piece of analysis - I didn't even know what the Pareto principle is. And I'd never done the distribution myself, so I was shocked to see how nicely the data played out. That was a great synthesis of the information I'd put together - the way you found meaning in the numbers and tied it in with other ideas/studies was nothing short of masterful. Seriously. --JaGatalk 04:34, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

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Re:Not A Member[edit]

Oops! It seems a mistake was made. Sorry if that caused any inconvienence. Bye.Cssiitcic (talk) 21:13, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Darwin portraits[edit]

I found a MUCH higher quality version of the Maull & Fox portrait, but it's cropped more tightly than the one in your list now. Not sure which one you want to go with, so I put them both in there for now. Kaldari (talk) 01:14, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I notice you've moved your articles into mainspage, will do the same for my three shortly. I'm also halfway through drafting Fertilisation of Orchids so will make that live in the next day or so. Is there a rush for me to put them up for DYK? Thanks for all your work, dave souza, talk 19:05, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! All a bit of a last minute scramble, will aim to get things together soon. . dave souza, talk 20:03, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Ravenloft (module)[edit]

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Hartford Meetup: We need your help![edit]

The next Connecticut Wikipedia meetup will take place sometime during April 2009 at Real Art Ways cafe and arts center in Hartford, Connecticut. Please list on the meetup page whether or not you can go. Also please contribute ideas for topics and dates! Hope to see you there!
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DYK nomination of Vitamin C and the Common Cold[edit]

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Post[edit]

Doing... §hepTalk 21:11, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Signpost design[edit]

Hey Ragesoss, this is just a note to ask for some feedback on a refresh of the Signpost design I've been working on. I'd be thrilled if you would give me some comments or pointers as to whether this would be a good idea to use or not. PretzelsTalk! 00:03, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Darwin Day hook[edit]

Done. I've moved all the other Darwin Day hooks to the appropriate section at the bottom of the page so nobody else makes the same mistake :) Gatoclass (talk) 17:08, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Portraits of Charles Darwin[edit]

Updated DYK query On February 11, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Portraits of Charles Darwin, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

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DYK for Vitamin C and the Common Cold[edit]

Updated DYK query On February 11, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Vitamin C and the Common Cold, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

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DYK for Darwin Centennial Celebration (1959)[edit]

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Dravecky (talk) 03:32, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Ooh...[edit]

You know what I'm thinking, right? :)

Ping me when you have the chance between writing all those DYKs. Let's get you a featured picture credit. From the looks of the work you did on the last one, you should knock this out rather easily (assistance available as needed). All the best, you talented hardworking fellow. Cheers! DurovaCharge! 04:19, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

DYK for One gene-one enzyme hypothesis[edit]

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Dravecky (talk) 09:32, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease[edit]

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Gatoclass 21:16, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Non-Darwinian Evolution[edit]

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Gatoclass 03:16, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Evolution Sunday[edit]

Evolution Sunday?? :-) Sorry I missed the Darwin DYKs by the way. I read them and they were very interesting. Carcharoth (talk) 23:54, 14 February 2009 (UTC)


Talkback[edit]

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Duly replied. :) PretzelsTalk! 00:52, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for setting up the article test, it looks a lot better now! I'm about to give the footer another look. The change you mentioned just separates the feature name and weekly headline, so they can be formatted differently; of course, they can still be combined if neccessary - eg as you mentioned, in the sub template. I may be on IRC a little later too. PretzelsTalk! 15:41, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
Hey, I did a lot of work on the article layout recently. What do you think? PretzelsTalk! 20:03, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
User:Pretzels/Signpost-subscription is ready to go, if you're happy with that. I see you've already noticed I updated the Single-page view code. PretzelsTalk! 00:41, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Duly done. Let me know if anything else pops up. PretzelsTalk! 01:03, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Yes, you'll need to add subst: to the three templates on that page when you publish. This will freeze the page from any further updates. PretzelsTalk! 02:17, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the tip, I replied to some of the comments there. It all seems to have gone smoothly, and proved popular overall. The main concern seems to be delivering the full version to talk pages, so I'll have a look at making a smaller delivery version for the spamlist. Thanks for all your support in making this happen! PretzelsTalk! 17:08, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
I added a Mediawiki-based search to the Archives page a few days ago, have you tried it? PretzelsTalk! 17:34, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Pages are ready[edit]

I'm very sorry for being late (again!), the time slipped past. They're both ready. It seems the pages have all gone to the new format; I assume you will take care of that, or should I? seresin ( ¡? )  05:30, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Delivery[edit]

Good to go? §hepTalk 05:45, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Up and running. The new issue looks nice...feels fresh. §hepTalk 05:51, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
I wanted to make sure that my modification to {{SignpostNavigation}} was okay with you. I hope I didn't screw anything up for you with that. §hepTalk 07:07, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Awesome, sorry for buggin' you. §hepTalk 07:13, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

signpost announcement[edit]

Nice work on the 'post. I think we should announce the new format & your editorship at various places -- the village pump & wiki-en-l, probably -- and also use that as a chance to ask people to contribute tips and discussions. If you want I can send the mailing list message -- I don't know if you're on those lists. Let me know. -- phoebe / (talk to me) 09:16, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Signpost[edit]

Good with your editorship; the new style and content looks good. --Stephen 21:10, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Second that, excellent fresh new look. . dave souza, talk 21:44, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Well done![edit]

Barney the Bishapod.png The Services to Science Award
For tremendous contributions organising and contributing to DYK for Darwin Day 2009, I award ragesoss the Services to Science Fishapodstar. Many thanks from dave souza, talk 21:44, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Signpost article for next week.[edit]

I wrote this article for next week's Signpost, but I'm completely lost as to where I should submit it! So instead of spending another hour trying to figure out where the hell I'm supposed to submit this, I'm giving you the link to my sandbox.

Feedback is appreciated. Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 05:50, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

I've tweaked the article following your feedback. The link above is still valid.Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 07:43, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
The first paragraph has been rewritten for a wider audience.Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 20:38, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Symposium: FAC and the sciences[edit]

Thank you![edit]

Thanks very much for the barnstar... It was nice of you to stop by and leave that! Best wishes to you, too, in your new role at the Signpost. I like the new look and am excited about the new features such as the discussion report summary - what a great idea! κaτaʟavenoTC 03:35, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Signpost Barnstar[edit]

Consider adding the Signpost Barnstar to Wikipedia:Personal user awards or perhaps even Wikipedia:Barnstars. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 14:57, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Connecticut Meetup: You are invited![edit]

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re: The Press Barnstar[edit]

Wow, I guess it's my first barnstar. Thanks for the kind gesture. Dforest (talk) 04:13, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Hope Poster GAN[edit]

Hey, I'm Hunter. I'm reviewing you GAN for the Barack Obama HOPE Poster, and I've placed my initial comments in the review page, which you can access on the article's talk page. Looking forward to working through the suggestions with you and getting this article to GA status! --Hunter Kahn (talk) 06:09, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

I'm still hung up on the "iconic" thing (see my further comments in the review page) but all other objections are addressed. We're almost there; nice work. --Hunter Kahn (talk) 16:32, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
That's a pass. Very good job! --Hunter Kahn (talk) 19:17, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Signpost[edit]

I will be home soon and can get my part of the signpost submitted in 1-2 hours. -- Aude

Discussion report[edit]

Sorry I took so long; it's kind of skimpy in some sections. I did a very quick copyedit to remove the glaring errors but another pair of eyes is welcome. If you want it sent out in the next 5 min. or so let me know. After that I'll be offline for awhile. Cheers, §hepTalk 05:35, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Awesome. §hepTalk 05:38, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Ragesoss,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Peach Glow water-lily at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on February 26, 2009. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2009-02-26. howcheng {chat} 17:51, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Excellent summary in Signpost at "Philosophers analyze Wikipedia as a knowledge source". Thank you. 19:34, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Signpost delivery?[edit]

In case you didn't know, I'm back from wikibreak (and have been for a few weeks), so I can deliver the signpost again. Xclamation point 19:38, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi Ragesoss, I had a quick go at getting the delivery message done but I'm really pushed for time just now and my first attempt turned out pretty badly, so I've asked Shep to deal with that. Sorry for not being around the last few days. PretzelsTalk! 23:30, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
What do you think about reverting to the old style(or keep what we have now for another week) just to get it out on time-ish? §hepTalk 00:24, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
That works just as well. Sorry I couldn't take on the task. §hepTalk 00:28, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
Sounds good. §hepTalk 00:39, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Dang it! Trend Micro keep detecting a "Suspicious risk" that I can't make go away. The IP listed in its report is 208.80.512.2; tracks back to Wikimedia on WHOIS. It stalled at about 9pm EST...There's about 400 left (doing right now). Dang it. Sorry, §hepTalk 16:43, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Should be done now. Sorry about that... §hepTalk 22:38, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Excellent work (re: Signpost)[edit]

Hello, just wanted to thank you as a reader of Signpost. I think you're doing an excellent job. It is a joy and very interesting to read. Keep it up! (No need to reply, I am sure you are quite busy enough). --bodnotbod (talk) 15:36, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Barnstar thanks[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar! howcheng {chat} 17:06, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

WP:Wikistory (Sentence)[edit]

Hello. I noticed that you restored WP:Wikistory (Sentence). However, in doing so, you apparently forgot to restore its Talk page.--Unscented (talk) 20:06, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Great job![edit]

Signpost Barnstar icon.png The Signpost Barnstar
Re: Philosophers analyze Wikipedia as a knowledge source (Feb.23, 2009) You wrote an excellent piece in the Signpost where you review the articles in the current issue of Episteme. I found the information in your article to be current, valuable, and well written. The new academic voice in Signpost is most welcome! κaτaʟavenoTC 22:04, 24 February 2009 (UTC)


The deaths of the Halls[edit]

I pass on information from the Cambridge Uni HPS network about the recent deaths of the Halls – Rupert & Marie Boas Hall, two leading British historians of science. Maybe for your Hist Sci newsletter or whatever. Haven't seen any obits yet.

I personally regard their most important contribution as their 1962 publication of Newton's Unpublished Scientific Papers that revealed Newton himself attributed his first law of motion to Aristotle.

--Logicus (talk) 19:21, 25 February 2009 (UTC)


From: hps-discussion-bounces@lists.cam.ac.uk on behalf of Tamara Sent: Tue 24/02/2009 12:14 To: HPS discussion Subject: Rupert Hall' funeral Sadly, Rupert Hall, one of the founding members of HPS, passed away recently. Details of his funeral can be found below:

From: clarissa thomas [1] Sent: 20 February 2009 13:15 Subject: Rupert Hall' funeral

We now have a date for the funeral, Wednesday 4th March at 12 noon. The service will be at St Nicholas Church Tackley, Oxon with a burial in the churchyard. We are asking that there be family flowers only and that donations are made to the church of St Nicholas, my father was a great supporter of the church building and has helped with many of the previous appeals.

There is limited parking at the church but plenty at the village hall. If you drive passed the church to the village green, may be some spaces along left hand gravel area or kerb, and take the right fork passed the pub , the village hall and shop ate adjacent to the sports field.

We would love as many people as possible to come to the Village Hall afterwards for refreshments and to talk to Marie and other members of the family. For those of you who don't know Marie has been very unwell following a hip fracture in mid December and is still in a wheelchair but I am sure would love to talk to you.

If you would like any further information about the funeral or travel to Tackley please contact me. I would like to ask you also to pass this information on to any of the other colleagues of Rupert's who you may be in touch with as it is so hard for us to contact everybody.

I look forward to meeting you all, Clarissa



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From: hps-discussion-bounces@lists.cam.ac.uk on behalf of Tamara Sent: Tue 24/02/2009 12:27 To: HPS discussion Subject: Funeral of Rupert Hall and Marie Boas Hall In response to the previous notice about Rupert Hall's funeral, I have been sent the following very sad message:

It is with deep regret and sadness that I have to report that Marie Boas Hall, sometime Reader in History of Science at Imperial College and widow of Rupert Hall, died yesterday.

I now have information on the funeral which will now be a joint one for both Rupert and Marie Hall. This will be on Wednesday 4th March at 12 noon.

The service will be at St Nicholas Church, Tackley, Oxfordshire, with a burial in the churchyard. The family ask that there be family flowers only and that instead donations are made to the church of St Nicholas.

There is limited parking at the church but plenty at the village hall. There is also a railway station at Tackley with trains from London, Oxford, and Birmingham.

Frank James

Frank A.J.L. James Professor of the History of Science The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS, England. Direct line 020 7670 2924 Switchboard 020 7409 2992 Mobile 07957 172 123 E-mail: fjames@ri.ac.uk Web page: http://www.rigb.org/assets/uploads/docs/fjames_publications.pdf


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Thank you![edit]

Hello, Ragesoss;

Thank you for the barnstar! I hope your week is going well! J. Spencer (talk) 00:50, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Avery-MacLeod-McCarty experiment[edit]

Hi, read the article again and really like the changes. The new background section gives the reader context, and should be helpful for those university students trying to understand their biochem/micro notes :) I regret failing the article now without giving you a chance to respond, seeing how fast you were able to fix it up. I'll blame my relative inexperience as a GA reviewer. I'm sure it will pass without much opposition now, and with the ongoing GAN backlog drive, it probably won't be sitting in the queue for long. Am looking forward to seeing more of these interesting historical articles on Wikipedia. Speaking of which, I'll be joining the History of Science Wikiproject; I've been organizing sources for a "History of Mycology" article, and think it would be great material for a cross-project collaboration. Cheers, Sasata (talk) 05:04, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Super Spike V'Ball/Nintendo World Cup‎[edit]

I didn't think about dabifying the article in that particular way; I really haven't seen that type of dab before. Anyways, thanks, MuZemike 08:12, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Gosh, thanks for the Barnstar! -- and for your many helpful comments and edits. Macdonald-ross (talk) 19:18, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Thank you, Ragesoss; that was most kind of you ! I do enjoy the Dispatches for some perverse reason ... Best, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:48, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

You seem to be making yourself popular by awarding barnstars... Thanks ever so much. JFW | T@lk 09:48, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Signpost delivery[edit]

I guess while I'm on, need me to deliver the signpost? Xclamation point 07:29, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Re Signpost template[edit]

Thank you for your message, it did help. Is it actually normal that the template doesn't update for weeks in a row ? Rosenknospe (talk) 09:37, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

For all it's worth, it happens on all three computers I usually use, and I browse with Firefox, IE6 and IE7. Rosenknospe (talk) 19:10, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia Weekly Episode 71[edit]

Wikipedia Weekly Episode 71: We have no shame has been released. You can listen and comment at the episode page, and, as always, listen to all of the past episodes and subscribe to the RSS feed at wikipediaweekly.org. WODUPbot 05:30, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Haeckel's tree of life[edit]

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Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/Suggestions#Rf.22D.22[edit]

Just wanted to point you to the above on the tipline. This seems to be a unique situation and Jimbo ended up getting involved. Keep up the good work. Thanks! KnightLago (talk) 15:00, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Delivery[edit]

Hey there. Sorry again for my lateness, I wasn't actually planning on doing much with it this week after some talks, thankfully Hermione1980 stepped in and saved my butt. If everything's ready I'll be around for the next few hours to send it out if you want. Another good read, §hepTalk 20:50, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Sounds good. Should be able to start within the next 30 minutes or so. §hepTalk 21:03, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
Apologies for my absence. I've updated the design at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Tools/Spamlist/Message. Fingers crossed this will be more popular than the previous format. I hope this is in time for this week's delivery. PretzelsTalk! 19:23, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Would you mind checking my title update on the spamlist message? I want to make sure I didn't screw anything up before spamming it. 98.31.12.146 (talk) 21:25, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Nvm, I've checked it about 20 times and don't think there are any problems. §hepTalk 21:43, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Charles Darwin[edit]

Hi, cleaning house a little bit. Your restoration on Darwin is really better than mine. Don't see it in the article, though. I'd like to start a delist/replace nomination, because other than its use at rotogravure the current FP doesn't really have any advantage over your work. Great job you did; it ought to be recognized. Best regards, DurovaCharge! 02:26, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Street newspaper FAC[edit]

Thank you for your thorough comments at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Street newspaper. I have tried to address your concerns, and have left some questions (at that page) where I wasn't sure if the issues are totally resolved yet or not. Best, rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 01:52, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Re: Thanks[edit]

Kind words, and I'm certainly glad the deletionist AfD is over. Happy editing. -- Wikipedical (talk) 04:25, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

You deleted patrick stumps fim page... WHY? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.24.163.203 (talk) 16:22, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

You're invited![edit]

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In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back.

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Signpost[edit]

Hi, I'm on the computer for the next few hours, if you need the signpost delivered I can do it. I tested the script on a private wiki, so it shouldn't break this time. *crosses fingers* Xclamation point 20:51, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Laugh-Out-Loud Cats[edit]

Updated DYK query On March 25, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Laugh-Out-Loud Cats, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 00:08, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

WordpRSS and the Signpost[edit]

Hey, I'm so excited to see the Signpost on Wordpress, with all its RSS goodness -- thanks for whatever part you played in making that happen! I'm happy to do an announcement on the WikiProject Oregon blog -- if you have any preferences on timing (i.e. if there's more to come soon and I should hold off for a bit), let me know. -Pete (talk) 00:55, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Hue chemical attacks[edit]

I've responded. thanks YellowMonkey (click here to vote for world cycling's #1 model!) 02:53, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Revolution review[edit]

I have finished reviewing this book. Here is my review:

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Full disclosure - I was interviewed for this book, and am mentioned by name in it. I also made a few small contributions to the afterword.

Andrew Lih's book 'The Wikipedia Revolution' is probably the single most comprehensive discussion of Wikipedia's history that has been written. Lih's insider understanding of Wikipedia, along with his cogent explanation of technical aspects of the site (in which his background in computer science is apparent) make this book unique among the many thousands of pages that have been written about Wikipedia.

The book is organized as follows:

  • Chapters 1 through 3 are about the early days (Ward Cunningham, Bomis, and Nupedia).
  • Chapter 4 is part history and part technical primer (the early slashdotting, server load, etc). * * Chapter 5 describe aspects of editing Wikipedia (dot maps, gdansk, bots).
  • Chapter 6 describes how each of the language versions have their own culture and technical issues
  • Chapter 7 is about governance
  • Chapter 8 is about controversies
  • Chapter 9 is about Wikipedia "making waves" - the world's response to us.

As someone who participates only in the english language community, I found chapter 6 (describing the cultural and technical issues facing non-english Wikipedias) particularly interesting. The end of the book includes a novel feature -- an afterword collaboratively written by several high profile users. Although the afterword does, to some extent, repeat some of the things said earlier in the book, it also provides a heretofore unexplored perspective of the community - the community's view of itself.

I don't agree with all aspects of this book. Just to give one example, based on personal observations, I think Lih overstates the influence Sunir Shah's Meatball wiki had on Wikipedia (Meatball was marginally important when I started editing Wikipedia back in 2003. I doubt most of the people reading this in the signpost today have even heard of Meatball.) For the issues Wikipedia is facing today, while the book gives a good overview, it is not comprehensive. It mentions one arbcom case, Wikiprojects exactly once, and featured content of any kind exactly twice (two passing mentions of featured articles, the second of which was in the context of saying that they degrade over time - an effect that, like the Yeti, is talked about much but for which relatively few concrete examples have ever been shown.) In short, Lih has left himself plenty of material to cover should he ever decide to do a sequel. And, in fairness, nobody else has written that book yet either.

'The Wikipedia Revolution' is an excellent retrospective - invaluable documentation of where Wikipedia came from. It's hard not to appreciate the sheer amount of work that Lih put in to sifting through the vast (vast, vast) archives to pull out the nuggets he quotes so liberally throughout the book. For anyone who wants to know where Wikipedia came from, this book is for you. Raul654 (talk) 08:19, 28 March 2009 (UTC)


Thanks[edit]

Thanks for turning my attention to the scheduling for the chat about assignments. AEG English4994 (talk) 14:32, 28 March 2009 (UTC)AEG English4994

Dispatch March 30[edit]

I'm not sure we'll have a Dispatch this week: it's almost there, but not quite finished. I hope it's OK to miss two consecutive weeks ... preferable to throwing something together, although I could cook up something tomorrow if I had to. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:00, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

I'll keep you posted (if it gets finished up in the next 12 hours or so). SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:11, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

There's a draft posted on my talk page just now that I need to look at ... we may be able to run it this week ... but I'm heading out now and can look at it when I'm home in a few hours. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:53, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Ragesoss, I do think it should be a Dispatch (it deals with featured processes, and is the rollout of an important new process); I should be through it soon. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 02:17, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

working on the post licensing article now...[edit]

sorry it's so late. phoebe / (talk to me) 22:48, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Subscriptions[edit]

Hi Ragesoss, just to let you know I added a new subscriptions footer to the front page of the Signpost, with links to the RSS and Twitter feeds. The Twitter icon is not quite accurate, but I'll get this sorted soon. Hope this is ok. PretzelsTalk! 01:34, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

OK, I'll remove it now. I also updated the series template on the License update article to match the new design, and slightly altered the In this issue formatting. PretzelsTalk! 02:17, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Today's Wikipedia Assignments Wikivoices?[edit]

Hi Ragesoss, Do I Skype in to today's conversation via the Wikivoices page? This is my first Wikipedia podcast. Thanks. AEG English4994 (talk) 15:55, 31 March 2009 (UTC)AEG English 4994

My skype name is j.e.broughton -- John Broughton (♫♫) 18:07, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. My skype name is anne.ellen.geller AEG English4994 (talk) 20:28, 31 March 2009 (UTC)AEG English 4994

Delivery[edit]

Should I go ahead with it? Xclamation point 19:15, 31 March 2009 (UTC)