User talk:Ricardiana

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WikiProject Children's Literature Roll Call[edit]

Honório Carneiro Leão, Marquis of Paraná peer review[edit]

Hello, Ricardiana! I saw on peer review volunteers page that you enjoy "Nineteenth-century history, primarily British, but European, American, and Chinese as well". Could you open an exception and thus expand you interests field to take a look at the article Honório Carneiro Leão, Marquis of Paraná and share your thoughts to what it needs to be nominated for featured article? It is about a leading Brazilian politician when Brazil was an Empire in the 19th century. Anyway, even if you are not interested, thank you for your time. Regards, --Lecen (talk) 22:19, 24 January 2010 (UTC)


Non-free use rationale for File:Hbtt1rev.jpg[edit]

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File:Secondndths.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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File:Thirdndths.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Request for peer review[edit]

I have recently listed Horrible Histories for a peer review. I saw that one of your specialities is children's literature, the genre into which I would most likely place the series. I was wondering if you would give the article the peer review that it is in such a dire need of. :)--Coin945 (talk) 06:45, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

You should come hang out with us on the internetz![edit]

Hi! I wanted to let you know that we have created an IRC channel for "countering systemic bias one new editor at a time", aka closing the gender gap! Come hang out at #wikimedia-gendergap if that subject interests you. We hope this channel can serve as a safe haven to hang out, talk about Wiki, brainstorming, increasing women's participation in Wikimedia, article alerts and foster friendships. I hope you join us! (And if you need any IRC help, just let me know!) See you there! SarahStierch (talk) 22:21, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Happy Girl[edit]

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The article Happy Girl has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

A search for references failed to find significant coverage in reliable sources to comply with notability requirements. This included web searches for news coverage, books, and journals, which can be seen from the following links:
Happy Girlnews, books, scholar
Consequently, this article is about a an album of Kelly Chen that appears to lack sufficient notability.

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You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Gh87 (talk) 06:46, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Main page appearance: Tom Swift[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of Tom Swift know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on March 19, 2012. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/March 19, 2012. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask featured article director Raul654 (talk · contribs) or his delegate Dabomb87 (talk · contribs), or start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. The blurb as it stands now is below:

Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle (1910), the first Tom Swift book

Tom Swift is the name of the central character in five series of books, first appearing in 1910, totaling over 100 volumes, of American juvenile science fiction and adventure novels that emphasize science, invention and technology. The character was created by Edward Stratemeyer. His adventures have been written by a number of different ghostwriters over the years. Most of the books are published under the collective pseudonym Victor Appleton. The 33 volumes of the second series use the pseudonym Victor Appleton II. The character first appeared in 1910. New titles have been published as recently as 2007. Most of the various series focus on Tom’s inventions, a number of which anticipated actual inventions. The character has been presented in different ways over the years. In general, the books portray science and technology as wholly beneficial in their effects, and the role of the inventor in society is treated as admirable and heroic. Translated into a number of languages, the books have sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Tom Swift has also been the subject of a board game and a television show. Development of a feature film based on the series was announced in 2008. (more...)

UcuchaBot (talk) 23:03, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Pride & Prejudice (2005 film) peer review[edit]

Greetings! I found your name at the peer review volunteers page. Would you be interested in weighing in on my article Pride & Prejudice (2005 film)? Even a few short comments would aid in its improvement. You can find the review page here. Thanks, Ruby 2010/2013 17:38, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

PR request[edit]

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Precious[edit]

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Thank you for bringing fictional characters in Children's and Young Adult Literature almost to life, such as Tom Swift and Nancy Drew, - you are an awesome Wikipedian! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:02, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 259th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:21, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might have already received a similar message a little while ago regarding the Recruitment Centre, so if you have, there is no need to read the rest of this. This message is directed to users who have reviewed over 15 Good article nominations and are not part of WikiProject Good articles (the first message I sent out went to only WikiProject members).

So for those who haven't heard about the Recruitment Centre yet, you may be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around it (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:

  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with (at the time this message was sent out, 2 recruiters have volunteered), the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 14:51, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: Adelaide Anne Procter[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of Adelaide Anne Procter know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on December 16, 2013. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/December 16, 2013. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

Adelaide Anne Procter

Adelaide Anne Procter (1825–1864) was a British poet and philanthropist. She worked most prominently for unemployed women and the homeless, and was actively involved with feminist groups and journals. Procter's literary career began when she was a teenager; her poems were primarily published in Charles Dickens's periodicals Household Words and All the Year Round and later published in book form. Her charity work and her conversion to Roman Catholicism appear to have strongly influenced her poetry, which deals most commonly with such subjects as homelessness, poverty, and fallen women. Procter was the favourite poet of Queen Victoria. Her poetry went through numerous editions in the 19th century; Coventry Patmore called her the most popular poet of the day, after Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Nonetheless, by the early 20th century her reputation had diminished. The few modern critics who have given her work attention argue that her work is significant, in part for what it reveals about how Victorian women expressed otherwise repressed feelings. Procter never married, and some of her poetry has prompted speculation that she was a lesbian. She died of tuberculosis at the age of 38. (Full article...)

UcuchaBot (talk) 23:01, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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Thank you for bringing fictional characters in Children's and Young Adult Literature almost to life, such as Tom Swift and Nancy Drew, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:02, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 259th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:10, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:07, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: sandbox (May 20)[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. The reason left by 333-blue was: Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved.
333-blue 23:13, 20 May 2016 (UTC)


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Hello! Ricardiana, I noticed your article was declined at Articles for Creation, and that can be disappointing. If you are wondering why your article submission was declined, please post a question at the Articles for creation help desk. If you have any other questions about your editing experience, we'd love to help you at the Teahouse, a friendly space on Wikipedia where experienced editors lend a hand to help new editors like yourself! See you there! 333-blue 23:13, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

Charlie Chan at FAC[edit]

Hi Ricardiana, I have removed your FAC nomination of Charlie Chan as unprepared. While I appreciate the hard work you have put into the article in the past, you haven't edited it in over six years and it is clearly not up to FA standard at this time (for example, uncited statements are easily located). Please review WP:WIAFA and ensure the article is properly reviewed and prepared before bringing it back. You may wish to make use of the peer review process. --Laser brain (talk) 11:51, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Al Giordano (May 25)[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. The reason left by Robert McClenon was:  The comment the reviewer left was: Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved.
Robert McClenon (talk) 17:13, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Al Giordano[edit]

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