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I appreciate your comments and suggestions.


I stumbled across your list, having noticed that Haile Fide is on it. Hmm, I'd have thought writing biographies of the current Ministers of Ethiopia was a higher priority than this deceased politician.;-) However, I'll see how fast I can get to writing an article on him. - llywrch (talk) 21:51, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

I hope I completed the task fast enough for your satisfaction. ;-) -- llywrch (talk) 05:12, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

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Your contributed article, Ahmed Khatib[edit]

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If by "recently," one means "well over four years ago," and by "Ahmed Khatib," one means a completely unrelated Syrian politician, this notification makes perfect sense. —Sesel (talk) 22:23, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
Wow. How bizarre is this. The bot did it! Not sure how to fix matters ... an editor had created the indicated article today, and I left an A10 on that page ... resulting in a notice here?--Epeefleche (talk) 05:14, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject[edit]

I saw you in The Onion's edit history. So, I thought you might find the following interesting: If you haven't heard already, I've proposed to create a WikiProject for The Onion. If you like or dislike the idea, or just want more info, look here and cast your vote. —Preceding signed comment added by Nicky Nouse (talkcontribswikia) 21:47, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Alphonse Alley[edit]

There has been some discussion about finding a source for the death date for Alphonse Alley. I've looked back at the early editing history, and am asking the editors who contributed back then (including you) if they have time to comment at Talk:Alphonse Alley#Birth and death dates, to help clear things up here. Carcharoth (talk) 10:41, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

New article on your wishlist[edit]

Just so you know, I made a stub for Sergio Bagú, who is on your wish list. Enjoy! —Tom Morris (talk) 15:18, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Research survey invitation[edit]

Greetings Sesel-

My name is Randall Livingstone, and I am a doctoral student at the University of Oregon, studying digital media and online community. I am posting to invite you to participate in my research study exploring the work of Wikipedia editors who are members of WikiProject: Countering Systemic Bias. The online survey should take 20 to 25 minutes to complete and can be found here:

https://oregon.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cSHzuwaQovaZ6ss

Your responses will help online communication researchers like me to better understand the collaborations, challenges, and purposeful work of Wikipedia editors like you. In addition, at the end of the survey you will have the opportunity to express your interest in a follow-up online interview with the researcher.

This research project has been reviewed and approved by the Wikimedia Research Committee as well as the Office for Protection of Human Subjects at the University of Oregon. For a detailed description of the project, please visit its Meta page. This survey is voluntary, and your confidentiality will be protected. You will have the choice of using your Wikipedia User Name during the research or creating a unique pseudonym. You may skip any question you choose, and you may withdraw at any time. By completing the survey, you are providing consent to participate in the research.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact me via my Talk Page (UOJComm) or via email. My faculty advisor is Dr. Ryan Light. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research participant, please contact the Office for Protection of Human Subjects at the University of Oregon.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Randall Livingstone School of Journalism & Communication University of Oregon UOJComm (talk) 18:33, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Riek Machar[edit]

I have quoted you at Template talk:Did you know/Riek Machar. If you would care to check the current version of this article and comment on the DYK nomination, that would be great. Thanks, Aymatth2 (talk) 01:48, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Salima Machamba[edit]

Your wish has been done.Borgatya (talk) 16:27, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Joseph Nathaniel France created[edit]

Hi there. I created this article today and noticed you had him on your article wish list. I just created the stub today but plan on expanding it tomorrow. SGMD1 Talk/Contribs 03:22, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrol survey[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Sesel,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication

Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia

Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU,

a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known

about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!)

want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea

(the class) to the community [[Wikipedia:Village_pump_

(proposals)/Archive_82#Learn_to_be_a_Wikipedia_Administrator_-_New_class_at_MSU|HERE]],

where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a

few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes,

dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our

students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of

communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)

  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym)

will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission

to do so.

  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an

interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.

  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics

review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students

have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to

speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain

anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable

doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will

be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Sincerely,


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 07:26, 12 February 2012

(UTC)

Young June Sah --Yjune.sah (talk) 20:29, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala[edit]

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Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Wishing Sesel a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 03:38, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Your article wish-list for Guyana[edit]

Hi Sesel,

Dthomsen8 and I are trying to get WikiProject Guyana going again. I saw you had made some contributions to Donald Ramotar, so I came here to see if you might be interested in joining the project - but it looks like you're very busy already. However, I wondered if you'd mind us adding your 'wish-list' for Guyana-articles to our list of requested articles? All best, Lorelei (talk) 19:21, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

I don't mind at all. I don't contribute as much as I used to, so I probably won't join the project, but I wish it all the best! —Sesel (talk) 22:48, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
Thank you Sesel :) Lorelei (talk) 23:26, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

List of countries by system of government - references needed[edit]

As one of the main authors of the article List of countries by system of government I'd like to point out the RefImprove-Tag in this article, which stands there since 2007. Many of the details has been out of date for a long time. For more information please visit the talk. Allrounder (talk) 16:50, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Fred Degazon[edit]

Hi, I am a little concerned about this edit, which took Fred Degazon out of the living people category. For one thing, the first reference is from the official government website of the President of Dominica claims that he is alive and has been updated at least as recently as 2011. While that particular page may not have been updated in a long while, it is not our position to speculate whether or not that is the case. You also wrote "Even a representative of the Dominica government I corresponded with was not sure", but that is not verifiable. I'm not doubting that you did that, but neither I nor anyone else can verify that information. Even if the correspondence was written and you sent it to WP:OTRS, what's to say that that particular representative would know anything about it? If Degazon is living in exile, I wouldn't expect any representative of the government to be well informed about him. Overall, I don't see any compelling reason here to remove him from the living people category, which has more protections than that "possibly living" one (easier to watch for vandalism etc.).

Ever since a few editors fought hard to have Pola Illéry removed from the living people category because they just didn't believe the sources, and it turned out that she was still alive, I've watched out for these kinds of things. No one is harmed by leaving Degazon in the living people category, but I'd like to hear your thoughts. Canadian Paul 14:18, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

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Madame Agathe[edit]

Hi Sesel, Just to let you know that I have re-added a clause that you removed from Agathe Uwilingiyimana regarding her being called "Madame Agathe", with a citation. It looks from the sources as though the title is applied equally to Uwilingiyimana as well sa to Agathe Habyarimana. Thanks!  — Amakuru (talk) 11:44, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Clément Barbot article[edit]

I saw on your article wishlist that you want an article on Clément Barbot and I just created one so... yeah :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 23:54, 13 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

Move of Javier Diez Canseco[edit]

Thank you for the article move that corrected the issue of the accent in the name of the subject. I was the only one writing in the article's discussion section, and so I had little hope that anybody would act on my recommendation. Again, thank you very much! Bruno talk 20:18, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

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Deliberate bias on Moonie-related pages[edit]

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David Carliner[edit]

I see that you listed David Carliner as a high priority article on your wishlist. I have finally gotten around to writing an article on Carliner. I hope you'll take a look and edit it as you see fit. Remes (talk) 21:24, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! It looks excellent. —Sesel (talk) 00:05, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Pablo Iglesias[edit]

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The article Pablo Iglesias has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

WP:PTM, partial matches are not permitted on dabs

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

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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. Boleyn (talk) 18:56, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Al Lādhiqīyah listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Al Lādhiqīyah. Since you had some involvement with the Al Lādhiqīyah redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Batternut (talk) 09:57, 12 October 2017 (UTC)