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California historic sites

Hi, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Historic sites/California historic sites task force is now open! Please sign up at wp:calhsites and participate at wt:calhsites. Hopefully we'll have a quorum to sustain some real discussion, and have fun together geting more done on California. Thanks for your support already.  :) doncram (talk) 00:44, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

How do you feel about mops?

Hello Rosie! I noticed that FlyingToaster asked you a bit ago if you would be interested in applying for the mop, and I actually was curious about this as well. I'm very impressed with your track record, it's truly astounding how much great work you've done. Why aren't you an admin yet? :P GlassCobra 19:33, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Hello GlassCobra. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. I'm jazzed that FlyingToaster and now you have contacted me about the mop! IRL, I've been helping out with plans for an awesome family event that takes place later this month. So your Nom or Co-nom in early May would be great timing for my RfA. Ok? (Btw, at FlyingToaster's suggestion, I started up some RfA musing in my Sandbox. I'll be expanding it.) --Rosiestep (talk) 20:23, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
Sounds great! I'll take a look at your sandbox when I have a free moment; looking forward to working with you further! GlassCobra 21:10, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Actually Rosie, let's make that a non-rhetorical question: why haven't you run yet? You've had the "I wanna be an admin" userbox for a couple months now, and your contribs seem to be more than strong enough for a self-nom. Is there a particular reason you haven't? GlassCobra 03:16, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Hey there, GC. I don't want to self-nom; not my style. By the time Flying Toaster was done with her RfA, and she was ready to Nom me, I had been pulled into coordinating a family event. I reckoned that as I might not be available 7 days in a row to reply to questions/comments until after April 18, it was a no brainer to postpone my run until after that. I figured if the mop is no big deal, then waiting a few extra weeks is no big deal. Rosiestep (talk) 04:50, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
Quite right, and well said. :) See you in May! GlassCobra 11:45, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Righto, still feeling up to this? Let me and/or FlyingToaster know when you're ready. :) GlassCobra 20:23, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

I'll be ready in a few hours. The family get-together, followed by a business trip, are over; both were great! Having returned home yesterday, my focus is now back to normal. I'll be updating a few things asap, then I'll comment here to say I'm ready to go for it, and I'll put tb messages on FT's and your pages. Rosiestep (talk) 16:15, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
GC and FT, I'm ready for my RfA! I'd appreciate your Nom/Co-nom and thank you for offering it. Let me know if you need anything else from me, either right now, or after the RfA gets going. --Rosiestep (talk) 18:39, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
Hello Rosie! I've sent you an email. :) GlassCobra 20:03, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
I'll add my conom in a few minutes. FlyingToaster 20:46, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

GC, regarding Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/nominate#Warnings, after FT's co-nom, should I update the "scheduled to end" before transcluding so the time represents my acceptance of both nom and co-nom, or should I leave it alone (it currently represents nom acceptance time)? --Rosiestep (talk) 00:00, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/nominate#What to do if you are nominated by someone else says "At the top of your RfA page, change the time when your RfA will expire to exactly seven days after your edit accepting the nomination." GlassCobra 00:10, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
FT's co-nom is up, so unless you'd like me to change anything on the nom statement, transclude it whenever you're ready. :) Good luck! GlassCobra 01:32, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Thank you, GC and FT, for your nom and co-nom. I appreciate your kind words and support. My RfA bid is now official: I've transcluded the RfA page, and updated my user page, but please let me know if you've noticed something that I missed. Again, thank you! --Rosiestep (talk) 02:13, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Re: the mop

Hey Rosiestep. I'm so glad to hear that you're considering RfA, and obviously I'm still happy to nom or co-nom. May sounds great, and your sandbox is starting to come together well. Just a couple suggestions:

  • You could be a bit more explicit in question 1 about which admins functions you'd use, what other areas you might move into, and that you wouldn't edit in a new section without experience in it. Another DYK-focused editor, Law, is RfAing now - you may want to check out his answers.
  • I wouldn't use the cat pic. I know, it's ridiculous, but in the past people have actually gotten opposes for lolcats.

:) So excited to see you going for it! FlyingToaster 22:13, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Calleras

Just so you know, I noticed your article Calleras at Special:NewPages and translated one line about a church from the Spanish Wikipedia. That's basically the extent of the es.wikipedia article's content, except one mentioned fact about "Cuarto de los Valles" that I didn't quite understand the context of (I'm a native speaker of English, and know a bit of Spanish). So I haven't removed the "translate" tag from the article, but you can do so if you feel it's sufficient. :) Best, JamieS93 00:00, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

AWB

I don't see why not - just tell me which sets of them need doing, and I'll get on it. I can try and get started on it tonight, but I've got a couple of other things to do first. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 00:24, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

OK - I'll work on those other things, and then I'll start on this. Hopefully I can do a handful tonight. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 00:57, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
I did the first batch - tell me if that's what you want, and I'll work up some more. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 02:38, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
OK, excellent. I'm trundling off to bed for now, but I'll be back tomorrow evening to do some more. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 04:33, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
I haven't forgotten you - I've had a lot on my plate these past couple of days. I'll try and get to some more infoboxes later this week. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 02:20, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Swedish towns

Thanks! That is the first Barnstar I got =) --Skizzik talk 06:54, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Re:Indian villages

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You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

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Thanks

Thanks for the barnstar! There are still a lot more to come (mountains, not barnstars necessarily). Afasmit (talk) 21:42, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Thomas Henry Manning

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DYK for Grey Goose Island

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Gatoclass (talk) 18:47, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Asturian parishes

Told you I hadn't forgotten - cast an eye over what I've done, and make sure it's proper. But I did a good bunch tonight. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 02:41, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

OK - but be warned, I'll be out of town next week, and won't have a chance to do much Wiki-ing, if any. So it may have to keep a little longer. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 14:09, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Award for being swell

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I salute you for doing the best you can :) Mrpotatohead 2 (talk) 21:26, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
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Keep up the good work and keep smiling Mrpotatohead 2 (talk) 21:26, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

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Infobox

The weather here has been odd. Above normal one day and normal the next. February was warmer than normal and March was cold like February. Hope things are keeping well with you.

The infobox uses "cities" but shows "settlements" here. One thing that would be useful is another line that shows the province/state/region like the towns infobox. I also added a mapping section to the Resolute Bay article.

I just came across an article in the latest Up Here (magazine) last night and thought you might be interested. It's a short piece on the Sadlermiut and includes an interview with Susan Rowley, an archaeology professor from the University of BC, who is the daughter of Graham Rowley (Rowley Island). In it she mentions about doing research in Igloolik, Nunavut and not knowing any better asked an elder that, if besides the Sadlermiut being killed they intermarried with the Inuit. Apparently the answer was yes, but that it wasn't something that people talked about. Unfortunately it's not really a good enough source for the Sadlermiut article and it also appears that the magazine article is not available on the Up Here website. Cheers. Enter CambridgeBayWeather, waits for audience applause, not a sausage 15:22, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks so much for the barnstar. I really can't claim originality for the mapping idea. It first came up at Template talk:Coord#Globe Icon and I liked the idea. I'll certainly let you know if the article appears online. Cheers and thanks again. Enter CambridgeBayWeather, waits for audience applause, not a sausage 16:28, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

award

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to Rosiestep, for almost 1500 new articles on wikipedia. Well done. Casliber (talk · contribs) 05:24, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

eg. I did give jimfbleak this as Greater Crested Tern became the second tern featured article after Arctic Tern, not sure if he was that amused but I couldn't help myself...Casliber (talk · contribs) 05:33, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Your RfA…

…has just been closed as successful—congratulations! Now the CSD backlog is over yonder, here's a mop and a bucket Face-wink.svg -- Avi (talk) 21:07, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

FYI we're keeping CSD well-mowed these days, but you're welcome to grab a rake, broom, hedgeclipper or other implements of destruction and join in. Gratz on a spectacularly uneventful RFA! - Dank (push to talk) 21:23, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Congrats congrats congrats! :D FlyingToaster 21:31, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Congrats! Carlossuarez46 (talk) 04:36, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Congratulations. I'm glad that "alphabet soup" comment didn't damage your chances. Like someone else said, damned if you do, damned if you don't. Enjoy the moppin'! :-) —Willscrlt “Talk” ) 04:51, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Best wishes. You'll do a great job. Bearian (talk) 15:55, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Congrats on your successful RfA! Look forward to edit conflicting with you at CAT:SPEEDY ϢereSpielChequers 18:48, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
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Thanks!

Thanks for the book. --Abce2|Howdy! 01:30, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Happy Rosiestep's Day!

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Rosiestep has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
so I've officially declared today as Rosiestep's Day!
For , according to your RfA (congrats BTW, sorry for not participating), being one of the best users we've ever had,
enjoy being the star of the day, dear Rosiestep!

Signed,
Dylan (chat, work, ping, sign)

For a userbox you can put on your userpage, please see User:Dylan620/Today/Happy Me Day!.

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Dylan, that is so sweet... thank you! --Rosiestep (talk) 02:11, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Re: RfA Thank You

  • You're welcome for my support! Acalamari 20:01, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Congratulations. Enter CambridgeBayWeather, waits for audience applause, not a sausage 14:48, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Stop testing your tools and just go start using them willy-nilly! Just kidding. ;> Congrats on your successful RFAxeno talk 18:09, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Bernhard Hantzsch

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JamieS93 (talk) 19:21, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the T-Shirt

It's probably the best award on the wiki :-D -RunningOnBrains 18:34, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Shameless thankspam

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FlyingToaster Barnstar

Hello Rosiestep! Thank you so much for your support in my recent RfA, which passed with a tally of 126/32/5. I am truly humbled by the trust you placed in me, and will endeavor to live up to that trust. See you at the Maker's Faire! FlyingToaster

Congrats on your admin

Belated congratulations on your Administration nomination. Chris (talk) 12:57, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Doris Foley Library for Historical Research

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JamieS93 00:56, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Maker Faire

Hi! Can you please email me your full name for the Maker Faire volunteer list? -- phoebe / (talk to me) 16:56, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

DYK for John Flint Kidder

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DYK for Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad

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Victuallers (talk) 14:29, 28 May 2009 (UTC) 02:21, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Nevada Brewery

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Dravecky (talk) 14:21, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Niles Searls

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Dravecky (talk) 08:21, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XXXIX (May 2009)

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AMPROFON

Hi again! You were such a HUGE help to me on Eric Durchholz, perhaps you could help with AMPROFON. I could clean up the spelling, etc., but it really needs a work over. Its a worthwhile article, but needs some extra tlc. Michaelh2001 (talk) 07:03, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

I'm glad to help! I just gave AMPROFON a bit of copyediting. Let me know if there's anything else you'd like to collaborate on. Cheers, --Rosiestep (talk) 15:49, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! I noticed the big improvements to AMPROFON. I noticed some issues with the article Varsity Fanclub this morning and added the "copyedit" and "refimprove" tags, as well as the "fact" tag in a couple of places. It looks like fans were responsible for most of its content. If it hasn't changed by the time I get off work tonight I'll work on it. Michaelh2001 (talk) 16:12, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

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Reverted my comment

I thought it a little heavy handed that you reverted my comment in the discussion Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Geography#Location_maps_for_continents_-_proposal. I have added it back in (changed slightly). I was holding out a bit of an olive branch to Bosonic who I thought was being very unreasonable in continually changing the map on the Antarctica despite consesus going against it during in the midst of a discussion we had some time ago. By not telling me you had done this my endorsement in the discussion was eradicated. Polargeo (talk) 12:24, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

I DID NOT MAKE THAT EDIT! My username appears to have been hacked while I'm on the road (I've been traveling since June 13). I need to figure out who did this and how to stop it from recurring. I will leave a note at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Geography#Location_maps_for_continents_-_proposal also. --Rosiestep (talk) 15:20, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
If you haven't already, change your password! It might also be worth posting at WP:ANI - it;s possible that someone could run a checkuser to work out where the account was compromised from. Cheers, This flag once was redpropagandadeeds 15:37, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Good advice; thanks. I just left a note at ANI. I'll definitely change my password, and I'll create an account to use while traveling... something I've thought about doing anyway. Bummer way to start a Friday morning -- learning that your username has been spoofed. And btw Polargeo, thanks for letting me know about this; obviously I was clueless. --Rosiestep (talk) 15:53, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Okay thanks for clearing that up. I know I get to people sometimes so I just assumed people were annoyed with me. Odd for someone to log on and use your username for that specific revert alone though, so maybe I have annoyed someone who will remain annon. Polargeo (talk) 16:17, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Polargeo, I owe you an apology. The sleuths at my ANI inquiry looked in on this issue, and it appears the edit was mine... though I was unaware of it... and it was certainly accidental. I'll leave a note on the project talkpage, too. --Rosiestep (talk) 18:00, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

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Coords for Wales

Hi, I noticed you amended the {{coord missing}} on the pages Battle of Crogen and Battle of Crug Mawr to {{coord missing|England}}. Please note that both places are in Wales, not England, as is made clear in the articles. I realise it's easy to make a mistake whilst doing consecutive edits such as these, but I hope you will take a bit more care with places that may be unfamiliar to you so that we may be spared the embarassment of seeing this happening again. Regards, Enaidmawr (talk) 22:09, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Hello Enaidmawr. Thanks for your assistance with the coord template on Battle of Crogen and Battle of Crug Mawr. --Rosiestep (talk) 15:45, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
Croeso (You're welcome), Rosiestep. Hope I didn't sound too harsh, but it does touch a raw nerve for any Welsh person to see us put under England, as I'm sure you appreciate...  :-) Enaidmawr (talk) 21:37, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

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