User talk:SGBailey/2009

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new WP:RDREG userbox[edit]

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The box to the right is the newly created userbox for all RefDesk regulars. Since you are an RD regular, you are receiving this notice to remind you to put this box on your userpage! (but when you do, don't include the |no. Just say {{WP:RD regulars/box}} ) This adds you to Category:RD regulars, which is a must. So please, add it. Don't worry, no more spam after this - just check WP:RDREG for updates, news, etc. flaminglawyerc 23:32, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Bizz buzz[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Bizz buzz, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bizz buzz. Thank you. Schuym1 (talk) 23:21, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Carcassonne references[edit]

Sure, happy to explain. Wikipedia has clear policies about what does and doesn't count as a reliable source; you can read them at WP:RS. In essence, we need a quote from a newspaper, magazine, academic paper, or a respected authority in the field. Sites with open editing policies (like BGG and Urban Dictionary) aren't any good as sources, because anyone can add material there with zero editorial oversight (I could, in a couple of minutes, create BGG and UD sources that confirm the wooden pieces in Carcassonne are actually called "McGeddons").

meeplepeople.com and meepleschoice.org aren't great sources either, because they have no particular authority, beyond naming their business after the word; they'd naturally have a vested interest in claiming that "meeple" is the only common colloquialism for Carcassonne pawns.

It shouldn't be too hard to find a better source for this, though; presumably there's an interview with Klaus-Jürgen Wrede where he mentions it, or at least a review in a respected games magazine that specifically mentions how "meeple" is a common term among gamers. --McGeddon (talk) 10:19, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

How about a reference on Rio Grande games? http://www.riograndegames.com/games.html?id=244 (If the review shows hidden, unhide it!). -- SGBailey (talk) 10:48, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
Not bad, although that review implies that they're officially called "meeples" by the game rules, which (the last time I checked) they aren't. It'd be good to get a source that mentions how the term originated and spread among players. --McGeddon (talk) 11:33, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Reg. Col. B[edit]

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Dicdef; thould be transwiki'd to Wiktionary.

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I took it to AN/I: WP:ANI#External links in signature. rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 01:45, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Word_carcassonne.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for letting me know. I never like to delete anyone's work, even if there is a note, unless they say it is ok. Happy editing. MBisanz talk 11:45, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Alt Text February 2009 tornado outbreak[edit]

Please can you do all alt text images for me? Showtime2009 (talk) 12:50, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

thank you, but a user says there is issue with two of them. Here is his comments: Showtime2009 (talk) 19:31, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

I was asked to review this article's alt text. It looks pretty good; I particularly liked the description of the tornado. However, the last two maps need work. Alt text for a map should convey the gist of the useful information conveyed by the map, rather than focus on unimportant details such as the false colors used (please see WP:ALT#Maps). So, the alt text for File:Tornado Watch 10 2009.gif should focus on that strikingly intense straight line of thunderstorms running north-northeast from San Antonio to southwest Missouri, and the alt text for File:02102009 1.radarloop Mineola tornado.gif should cover the striking pattern of an amorphous region moving west and a bit north through the map. Since neither map has a legend that says "thunderstorm" the alt text should not say "thunderstorm"; instead, that sort of interpretation should be in the caption (please see WP:ALT#Verifiability).

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For you work with alt text on February 2009 tornado outbreak. Showtime2009 (talk) 19:24, 14 December 2009 (UTC)