User talk:Resolute

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/August 4, 2016[edit]

Hi Resolute, I'm getting to work on this TFA text now. Feel free to tweak it. - Dank (push to talk) 22:10, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll look it, and the article, over sometime in the next couple days. Resolute 00:20, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
@Dank: - Man, I totally forgot about this! I already have a proposed TFA blurb for Richard in my sandbox. The goal was a blurb with as many high quality articles as I could come up with. That proposal has 4 FAs, 2 FLs and 3GAs in it. Which, I hope, would be some sort of record. Resolute 12:54, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
I need to do a character count on that, could you get rid of the icons? - Dank (push to talk) 13:26, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
Done - see same link. I created that one when toying with the idea of a TFA blurb that was all GA or better links. Sort of burned out before the finish though. Resolute 13:55, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
Great, that's 988. 1025 is generally as low as I go, can you give it a little more? - Dank (push to talk) 13:58, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
Just dropped a sentence from your proposed TFA blurb in - though it might overload the back end with "on date x, y occurred" comments. Could use a little more tweaking. In either case, I think the Richard Riot and The Hockey Sweater notes need to be there, as both are significant examples of Richard's impact on Canadian history and culture. Resolute 14:05, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, I've transferred it to the TFA page. - Dank (push to talk) 14:29, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

FAC voluntary mentoring scheme[edit]

During a recent lengthy discussion on the WP:FAC talkpage, several ideas were put forward as to how this procedure could be improved, particularly in making it more user-friendly towards first-time nominees. The promotion rate for first-timers at FAC is depressingly low – around 16 percent – which is a cause for concern. To help remedy this, Mike Christie and I, with the co-operation of the FAC coordinators, have devised a voluntary mentoring scheme, in which newcomers will guided by more experienced editors through the stages of preparation and submission of their articles. The general format of the scheme is explained in more detail on Wikipedia: Mentoring for FAC, which also includes a list of editors who have indicated that they are prepared to act as mentors.

Would you be prepared to take on this role occasionally? If so, please add your name to the list. By doing so you incur no obligation; it will be entirely for you to decide how often and on which articles you want to act in this capacity. We anticipate that the scheme will have a trial run for a few months before we appraise its effectiveness. Your participation will be most welcome. Brianboulton (talk) 21:44, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Matthews Five Goals[edit]

Hey, thanks for your edit on the Matthews article, but I'm just letting you know that while Malone and Hyland scored 5 in their NHL debuts, they had previously played for the NHA and are thus not considered rookies by the NHL. Source. Spilia4 (talk) 02:26, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

@Spilia4: - In fairness, there was no such concept as a "rookie" in 1917 and we can't really utilize a modern concept anachronistically like that. However, the claim that Matthews was the first to score four goals in his NHL debut is flat wrong, and that is what I removed. Once the media sorts itself out, there will surely be a citeable and correct statement like "first in modern history" that we can use to puff up his remarkably impressive achievement. Cheers! Resolute 02:32, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
@Resolute: I can agree to that, but the same argument can made made for what is considered a dynasty (3 cups in 5 years). Due to a lack of salary cap, it was much easier to win 3 in 5 than it is now, and while most would consider the current Blackhawks a dynasty, the NHL does not. Same for Matthews and his 4 goals. However, I am updating the Matthews article now and will include both the 4 goal "record" alongside an explanation of Malone and Hyland's accomplishments, as this is the consensus as of now.Spilia4 (talk) 02:40, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
Well, I certainly would not consider the Hawks a dynasty.  ;) But yes, an explanatory note would be a must if we are going to treat this as a record, so good call there. Resolute 02:42, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
@Spilia4:- Actually as far as dynasties go we actually know what are officially recognized as a dynasty by the NHL. There are 9 teams. This is what the Dynasty (sports) uses as a reference for dynasties in hockey. The cutoff the NHL/HHOF seems to use is at least 4 championships. The Ottawa Senators taking 8 years to do so being the longest time frame, so it is still possible for them to join the list. -DJSasso (talk) 13:33, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
I just misread your comment I realize, you already probably know. Based on arguments I have seen online, it is really only Blackhawks fans who think they are a dynasty. ;) -DJSasso (talk) 13:50, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016 November newsletter: Final results[edit]

The final round of the 2016 WikiCup is over. Congratulations to the 2016 WikiCup top three finalists:

In addition to recognizing the achievements of the top finishers and everyone who worked hard to make it to the final round, we also want to recognize those participants who were most productive in each of the WikiCup scoring categories:

  • Featured Article – Cas Liber (actually a three-way tie with themselves for two FAs in each of R2, R3, and R5).
  • Good Article – MPJ-DK had 14 GAs promoted in R3.
  • Featured List – England Calvin999 (submissions) produced 2 FLs in R2
  • Featured Pictures – Adam Cuerden restored 18 images to FP status in R4.
  • Featured Portal – Yakutsk SSTflyer (submissions) produced the only FPO of the Cup in R2.
  • Featured Topic – Connecticut Cyclonebiskit (submissions) and Calvin were each responsible for one FT in R3 and R2, respectively.
  • Good Topic – MPJ-DK created a GT with 9 GAs in R5.
  • Did You Know – MPJ-DK put 53 DYKs on the main page in R4.
  • In The News – India Dharmadhyaksha (submissions) and New York City Muboshgu (submissions), each with 5 ITN, both in R4.
  • Good Article Review – MPJ-DK completed 61 GARs in R2.

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WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]


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Talk:Battle of Passchendaele, ANI notice[edit]

I have opened a thread at ANI at Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Move_discussion_going_nowhere_quickly about a discussion in which you have been involved. Your are welcome to contribute to the thread at ANI, DuncanHill (talk) 23:30, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Resolute.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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New 10,000 Challenge for Canada[edit]

Hi, Wikipedia:WikiProject Canada/The 10,000 Challenge is up and running based on Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge for the UK which has currently produced over 2300 article improvements and creations. If you'd like to see large scale quality improvements happening for Canada like The Africa Destubathon, which has produced over 1600 articles in 5 weeks, sign up on the page. The idea will be an ongoing national editathon/challenge for Canada but fuelled by a contest such as The North America Destubathon to really get articles on every province and subject mass improved. I would like some support from Canadian wikipedians here to get the Challenge off to a start with some articles to make doing a Destubathon worthwhile! Cheers. --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:55, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup December newsletter: WikiCup 2017[edit]

On 1 January 2017, WikiCup 2017 (the 10th Annual WikiCup) will begin. This year we are trying something a little different – monetary prizes.

For the WC2017 the prizes will be as follows (amounts are based in US$ and will be awarded in the form of an online Amazon gift certificate):

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Peer review request for Joe Warbrick[edit]

Hey Resolute. I see you have not been so active lately, but I thought I'd try my luck. I initiated a PR for Joe Warbrick and was hoping you'd have some time to take a look. The Bot is down (since November!) so the request isn't even listed at WP:PR. The review can be found at Wikipedia:Peer review/Joe Warbrick/archive1. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks! -- Shudde talk 10:56, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Infobox ice hockey team season[edit]

Template:Infobox ice hockey team season has been nominated for merging with Template:Infobox KHL team season. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Zackmann08 (Talk to me/What I been doing) 18:45, 5 January 2017 (UTC)