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Help with Chuck Yeager article[edit]

I found your name on the Military History project page. Trying to clarify whether Chuck Yeager ever got promoted to Maj Gen (ret) in 2005 or at any other time. There are a number of news reports that describe him in passing as a retired Major General, but they could have gotten that info from old versions of Wikipedia. I've found where Congress authorized the president to promote him to Maj Gen (Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005, 108th Congress [1]), but I don't know whether the president/military command ever actually made the promotion. I'm assuming that if he had, there would be a press release or statement from the president's office somewhere. Dezastru (talk) 21:35, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

I don't think that it ever was completed. I searched for this also over a year ago and found about the same thing you did. I just found a reference to an online petition [2] from last August that apparently died on the vine. On his web site, Gen Yeager makes no reference to it. I would say that this particular initiative is stalled. --rogerd (talk) 05:11, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks for checking. Dezastru (talk) 15:21, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Can you PP an article please?[edit]

Hi Rogerd. Could you page protect 2010–11 Georgia Bulldogs basketball team so that IPs are no longer allowed to edit it? A long while back I removed a section called "Quality of officials" because it's clearly WP:UNDUE weight on a very biased facet of that season. At the time I removed it, I had no idea that another editor had already tried removing it several times, but some stupid anon with an agenda keeps re-inserting it. The section violates UNDUE, NPOV, and certainly doesn't belong in the article. This IP has been warned several times ([3][4][5]) about his editing behavior, and that last diff is a final warning. Even after the final warning, he reverted me again. I am probably in the middle of an edit war so I don't want to continue this nonsense with the IP, but he's clearly got an agenda to let the world know his beloved Georgia Bulldogs were apparently screwed in 2010–11 because of referees. Please page protect this, indefinitely if you don't mind, so that only registered editors can edit it. It's tiresome to keep seeing notifications that my legitimate removal has been reverted by a disgruntled Georgia fan or player (for the record, I have no affiliation with Georgia nor with any of its rival schools, I'm merely a college basketball editor who is tired of fighting this uphill battle against a pathetic IP). Thanks! Jrcla2 (talk) 13:07, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

I have semi-protected it against unconfirmed users for 3 months and also added pending changes indefinably --rogerd (talk) 23:54, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

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Thank you for your RfA support[edit]

Hi there, a bit of a form letter from me, Cyphoidbomb, but I wanted to drop you a line and thank you for your support at my recent RfA. Although I was not successful, I certainly learned quite a bit both about the RfA process and about how the community views my contributions. It was an eye-opener, to say the least. Thank you! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 00:42, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

En dashes[edit]

Seasons that span two seasons, like 1971–72 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team, use en dashes, not hyphens. Categories use en dashes as well. Jrcla2 (talk) 17:05, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. Apparently there were some links to the improperly formatted name. I have deleted the cats that you flagged as db-empty. --rogerd (talk) 17:38, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

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Sorry!![edit]

I feel like such an idiot about the Harry Lancaster thing, I saw the "r" usernames and somehow my brain decided it was the same editor posting stuff for me to start the article. The thread of comments makes a lot more sense now! I'm really, really sorry about that, I didn't mean to step on your toes and take the article away from you. Kithira (talk) 23:09, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Heavens no, I don't have that level of ownership. You have no need to apologize about anything. You did a great job, the fact that you got to it before me doesn't bother me in the least. As they say in wikipedia, be bold! --rogerd (talk) 23:36, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Southeastern Conference university president navbox[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Southeastern Conference university president navbox has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. —Eustress 19:30, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Atlantic Coast Conference student newspaper navbox, etc.[edit]

Roger, as a follow-up to the previous discussion you started on my user talk page, I have nominated seven navboxes regarding student media organized by university athletic conference for deletion. As this is a subject in which you have have previously expressed an ongoing interest, you are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Regards, Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 17:13, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

DL - thanks. Good argument --rogerd (talk) 13:58, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Roger, I also started a separate third TfD discussion for the Ivy League business, law and medical school navboxes: Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2015 March 2#Template:ivy League business school navbox. I separated these three from the rest of the herd because (a) they do have stand-alone list articles supporting the navbox topics, and (b) sometimes the media does refer to Ivy League law schools, etc. I didn't want these three to confuse the discussions for the other 22 navboxes naominated. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 20:09, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

TfD: SEC law schools navbox[edit]

Roger, here's one we missed: Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2015 June 12#Template:Southeastern Conference Law Schools. Given your past interest in related navbox subjects, I thought you would want to know. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 04:49, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

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Thank for !voting at my recent RfA. You voted Support so you get a whopping three cookies, fresh from the oven!
All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 19:08, 16 July 2015 (UTC).

Season's Greetings[edit]

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To You and Yours!

FWiW Bzuk (talk) 15:07, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Wishing you all the best . . .[edit]

Merry Christmas, Roger, and may your holidays be merry and bright . . . . Cheers. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 15:24, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

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