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DYK for Rubber Room (film)

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:02, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi Again!

Hope you enjoyed your vacation. My other mentor, Pol, went out of the country in June, was due back in July and to my knowledge never came back. Can we do some work soon? Would be great to get my user page looking like I know what I'm doing around here! "Selene Scott (talk)" —Preceding undated comment added 04:53, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Yes, please lets get started. What sort of overall look do you want? I can help you design it if you give me a few details. Rcsprinter (babble) @ 19:47, 19 August 2012 (UTC)
Well, I like Occult themes and looks, like calligraphy writing and things commonly labelled as Gothic. Storms, fog, and mist.....So the user page tells about the user, what they do here on Wikipedia, right? What other types of info would be put on the user page?Does that help you any?"Selene Scott (talk) 09:12, 20 August 2012 (UTC)"
Okay, I've taken a thorough look at your user page and additional info I can provide is just that I have mostly edited articles on movies, actors, and directors. I guess I'd like area's for specific info like you have but with a dark, gothic look to it, if that's possible. One thing I would like you to do if you can,I know you are quite busy, is take a look at this User:Pol430/Adoption/Selene Scott and look over the work I did and evaluate it. That will give you a good idea what material I was given and just what exactly I got out of it and where I left off.Thanks to you for this. Just let me know what other info I can provide yo with to help you design my page"Selene Scott (talk) 10:13, 20 August 2012 (UTC)"
I've started a sort of rough sketch at user:rcsprinter123/Sandbox. Please edit it as you would like. However, we are restricted to these fonts so I won't be able to make it nice and gothicy like this, sorry. You may also want to have a look at the Userpage design centre which is very useful. Rcsprinter (converse) @ 10:22, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
Wow, that's all code. I put some details about myself. I like the picture and the name as you have it. "Selene Scott (talk) 13:39, 20 August 2012 (UTC)"

Great. Are you ready for this to be moved to your userpage or is there more stuff you'd like to add? I'd recommend some more userboxes; there is a great choice at WP:Userboxes/Gallery. Rcsprinter (articulate) @ 10:44, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks for the recent award - a total surprise! Sorry I haven't replied earlier but have been on holiday and just found out. Regards Fishiehelper2 (talk) 18:06, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Proletarian Nights : the workers dream in Nineteenth Century France

Thanks for your close. I moved the AfD notice, because the page was moved (twice) while the discussion was in progress. Stuartyeates (talk) 22:41, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

OK, no worries. Rcsprinter (lecture) @ 22:43, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Re Bjarne O Page

I have read the section you recommended but I am completely lost as to what you mean I should do...I have inline citations that are from the British Film Institute, Danmarks Radio the country's largest TV station, a Variety review, etc...

Kindly be more explicit about what I need to do to successfully submit this page...

For one of Bjarne O's films, Eye of the Eagle, one of the references is from imdb...I had been told that imdb was not an acceptable reference and yet there is an accepted Eye of the Eagle page...I included that as an external link instead...

I can see that I have neglected to number the footnote list, and can correct that of course, although I am not sure how to get this effect: ^ following the number.

I have been struggling with this for some time. Please be much more explicit about exactly what my article lacks...

Also I am not sure what the problem with this multi-produced, internationally-awarded writer should have demonstrating noteworthiness, for almost a decade and a half his Sven the Bold TV series was unsurpassed in ratings, for example. I note that one of the actors in Eye of the Eagle has a Wiki page: Bjørn Floberg. He has also had an impressive career and been awarded but I find it difficult to see why his page was acceptable and this one is not.

I am not putting down your authority - I am really trying to understand what you mean.

Kindly explain...

Thank you! Bjarnmar (talk) 15:24, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

For inline citations use <ref></ref> and put {{reflist}} at the bottom. The numbers will appear automatically. Rcsprinter (converse) @ 11:11, 31 August 2012 (UTC)


Hi Rcsprinter. Good luck with the upcoming week, I hope you do well. You may want to double check your statement and questions for spelling mistakes and other errors (I was picked up on these at my RfA!) Also, make sure you actually answer all parts of questions asked... there's nothing wrong with long answers! Again, good luck. WormTT(talk) 09:18, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Any mistakes would be due to typing it on an iPad in bed. Thanks for the luck, I'll try to answer all questions best I can. Rcsprinter (lecture) @ 09:21, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
Oh, got an iPad now have we?  Adam Mugliston  Talk  09:28, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Deletion discussion

The result of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Island province was keep? There were three opinions (including mine as nom), and one was quite misguided. I can see how that would be no consensus, but I don't understand how it could be seen as keep. In what way did the keep 'side' use arguments more in line with wikipedia policy and guidelines? CMD (talk) 16:45, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Contributor copyright investigations#Rcsprinter123

I have filed a contributor copyright investigations report at Wikipedia:Contributor copyright investigations#Rcsprinter123 after reviewing the copyright violation concerns mentioned at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Rcsprinter123#Oppose by Reaper Eternal (talk · contribs). Cunard (talk) 23:59, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

WikiCup 2012 August newsletter


The final is upon us! We are down to our final 8. A massive 573 was our lowest qualifying score; this is higher than the 150 points needed last year and the 430 needed in 2010. Even in 2009, when points were acquired for mainspace edit count in addition to audited content, 417 points secured a place. That leaves this year's WikiCup, by one measure at least, our most competitive ever. Our finalists, ordered by round 4 score, are:

  1. Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions) once again finishes the round in first place, leading Pool B. Grapple X writes articles about television, and especially The X-Files and Millenium, with good articles making up the bulk of the score.
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  8. Canada Sasata (submissions) is another WikiCup veteran, having been a finalist in 2009 and 2010. He writes mostly on mycology.

However, we must also say goodbye to the eight who did not make the final, having fallen at the last hurdle: Russia GreatOrangePumpkin (submissions), England Ealdgyth (submissions), England Calvin999 (submissions), Poland Piotrus (submissions), North Carolina Toa Nidhiki05 (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), Cherokee Nation The Bushranger (submissions) and Republic of Macedonia 1111tomica (submissions). We hope to see you all next year.

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Copyright problem: Preston Passion

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Hi Rcsprinter. I closed your RFA early as it looked unlikely to pass. Keep your chin up :-) If you'd like me to reopen it please let me know. Regards, Steven Zhang Help resolve disputes! 01:02, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of The Snottle

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