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Good Article Recruitee[edit]


I was wondering if you would be willing to accept me as a recruitee for the good article training?

Thanks, MrBauer24 (talk) 15:53, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Report[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Good Articles for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Hope you have a great day! -buffbills7701 13:57, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Realm of the Mad God title screen.png)[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svg Thanks for uploading File:Realm of the Mad God title screen.png. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'file' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Werieth (talk) 20:51, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

GA recruit[edit]

Hi , I saw your name in GA recruiter list.I am interested in becoming your recruitee.Hope you will accept me.RRD13 (talk) 15:44, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to STiki![edit]

Hello, Shaun, and welcome to STiki! Thank you for your recent contributions using our tool. We at STiki hope you like using the tool and decide to continue using it in the future. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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We hope you enjoy maintaining Wikipedia with STiki! If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions don't hesitate to drop a note over at the STiki talk page and we'll be more than happy to help. Again, welcome, and thanks! West.andrew.g (developer) and Pratyya (Hello!) 05:06, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

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GA recruit[edit]

Hello, can you recruit me? I saw your name in the list. Philroc (talk) 18:07, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Rondo 1[edit]

Hi! Can you explain me why you mark my edition on Rondo 1 as a vandalism? Current photo is outdatted, even the cllading isn't completed, it's form 2005. It was made from close, perspective is very unnatural. It's old and bad photo.

Also the address is incorrect. It's not Rondo Onz 1, correct form is rondo Organizacji Narodów Zjednoczonych 1, or rondo ONZ 1, or r. ONZ 1. ONZ is an acronim from Organizacja Narodów Zjednoczonych (ang. United Nations)Cyrkiel-network (talk) 21:37, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

To add photos, you need to use wiki-text [[File:Salad.jpg]]. Without it, it's not a picture. It's just letters. I though I marked this in good faith, but if I clicked vandalism, sorry. §haun 19:39, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Possible Good Article Recruit[edit]

Hello, my name is Sssssss340, and i am interested in becoming a Good Article Reviewer. I also have an interest in Gaming and would like to become a greater contributor to Wikipedia, and this seems like a good way to do it. If possible, i would like you to take me on as a Recruit, so i may eventually recruit others myself, thanks. sssssss340 13:27, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

I am busy with life for a while so my edits are very sporadic. I'd like to, but I suggest you find another reviewer as I am not always 100% available. Thanks, §haun 19:35, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Shaun: I don't mind, but so that I know, is my CVUA page inactive? Thanks, Matty.007 19:55, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Technically, no. §haun 19:58, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Technically? What I am asking is this: are you planning on setting anything else, or are you too bust? I honestly don't mind. Thanks, Matty.007 20:01, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
I will add more, on your request. Otherwise consider the page defunct. §haun 20:02, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
I don't want one of those "no, you choose" discussions; but I feel it is up to you: if RL needs sorting out, I have no problem with that. (Oh, and I am watching the page.) Thanks, Matty.007 20:04, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks §haun 21:28, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! A GAN Backlog Drive will begin in less than 4 days!

In past Backlog Drives, the goal was to reduce the backlog of Good article nominations. In the upcoming drive, another goal will be added - raising as much money as we can for the Wikimedia Foundation. How will this work? Well, its pretty simple. Any user interested in donating can submit a pledge at the Backlog Drive page (linked above). The pledge should mention the amount of money the user is willing to donate per review. For example, if a user pledges 5 cents per review and 100 nominations are reviewed, the total donation amount is $5.00.

At the time this message was sent out, two users have submitted pledges for a total of 8 cents per review. All pledges, no matter how much money, are greatly appreciated. Also, in no way is this saying you must make a pledge.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or leave a message on the Backlog Drive talk page. And remember, there are less than 4 days before the drive starts!--EdwardsBot (talk) 03:15, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Your opinion appreciated[edit]

Hi Shaun,

Feel free to voice your opinion here. --Philippe Jackson (talk) 16:33, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! Just a friendly reminder that the GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on December 31, 2013!

If you know anyone outside of the WikiProject that may be interested, feel free to invite them to the drive!

If you have any questions or want to comment about something regarding the drive, post them here--EdwardsBot (talk) 00:08, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Good article recruit[edit]

Hi Shaun,

I'm interested in becoming a good article reviewer.


Dr Ashton (talk) 20:39, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not really up to teaching right now, maybe at another date §haun 14:50, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:

  • This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
  • Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
  • The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
  • An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.

Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.

I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!


--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:58, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Articles for creation March 2014 Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]


Hello Shaun:

WikiProject AFC is holding a month long Backlog Elimination Drive!
The goal of this drive is to eliminate the backlog of unreviewed articles. The drive is running from March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014.

Awards will be given out for all reviewers participating in the drive in the form of barnstars at the end of the drive.
There is a backlog of over 300 articles, so start reviewing articles! Visit the drive's page and help out!

A new version of our AfC helper script has been released! It includes many bug fixes, new improvements and features, code enhancements, and more. If you want to see a full list of changes, visit the changelog. Please report bugs and feature requests there, too! Thanks.
Posted by Northamerica1000 (talk) on 02:12, 28 February 2014 (UTC) using MediaWiki message delivery (talk), on behalf of WikiProject Articles for creation

GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive[edit]

The March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on April 1, 2014! Sent by Dom497 on behalf of MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

GA article recruitment[edit]

Hello, was wondering if you're free to recruit me for GA article training.


Neuroxic (talk) 13:28, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

I've been really busy and not sure If I have the time now. Maybe at another date §haun 14:50, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Removed Content[edit]

Yes I removed content because it was incorrect. The tables I had put up with correct info from the school have also been taken down — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:36, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

If you don't explain what you are removing or why in the edit summary box, It just looks like you're removing stuff for no reason. Please do it in the future. Feel free to undo my edit, thanks, §haun 15:53, 25 April 2014 (UTC)


hey, I'm User:IBCPirates, and I was wondering if you could consider giving me feedback about my page, John F. Ryan Elementary School. →→IBCPirates (talk) 21:37, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Crap, Didn't see this until now. Sorry man. Shaun 00:11, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!

TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.

If you would be interested in participating in a Backlog Drive sometime before the end of this year, please notify TheQ Editor. Also, make sure to specify what month(s) work best for you.

At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.

As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

Sent by Dom497--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

GA Cup[edit]

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).

The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.

--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:29, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup
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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:04, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

To receive future GA Cup newsletter, please add your name to our mailing list.

Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello Shaun. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

       Sent via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Editing several articles at once because of a template[edit]

How can I edit parameters of a template that are containe in several articles. For example, if I edited an infobox by changing a parameter, how can I easly replace this parameter in all articles that are using this infobox? -- (talk) 13:58, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

CVU student request[edit]

I was wondering if you were available to guide me through the animalistic mess that is vandalism on Wikipedia, via the CVU academy. I have contributed 156 edits to Wikipedia so far, of which (approx.) 135(?) are in the main space. I'm not specifically looking for a training in any of the lesser-known intricacies of the world's largest encyclopedia, but if you feel that something maybe deserves more attention, then I'm a very easy-going person. I'm on a Macbook Pro, not that it matters. My current skills include -- Twinkle (I know how to use it), Properly Citing sources[1], and profiling edits which might be vandalism on Recent Changes. k_scheik (talk) 22:23, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

  1. ^ k_scheik. "I also never lie.". 
I've been rather busy, and rather inactive, but if you want I can. I may disappear at any time, but if you want, I'll be happy to help. Shaun 02:41, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
That would be great. Would you mind adding my name to your current students, and sending me a message on my talk page when you would like to start. I'm not familiar with what the actual training will entice, but I previewed the sylabus. Thank you for your time. k_scheik (talk) 00:03, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Sounds good. Sorry, I'm a bit screwy. Done, Page added Shaun 23:37, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism Academy: New student submission[edit]

Dear Shaun — I have recently been promoted as a pending changes review, but I am really interested in getting to be a rollbacker on Wikipedia. However, I feel like I need some more training with removing vandalism from Wikipedia, and came to the Counter-Vandalism Academy to get training from top anti-vandalism experts, and your in my time zone. I am requesting that you become my anti-vandalism teacher, and teach me the ways of removing vandalism, and tips, so I can be ready to take on the role of a rollbacker. I am ready to train when you are, and I am very excited for this new journey on Wikipedia. Hopefully, we will discuss this possibility very soon! By the way, I live in Oregon, PDT. Cheers, lets talk soon! CookieMonster755 (talk) 05:06, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

I think you would be better off finding someone else at this point in time. I'm not really disposed at the moment to help, though I'd love to. I really need to update that CVUA page. Looks like I'll finally get around to it. Shaun 22:36, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Shaun plays chess. (And so do I)[edit]

Do you want to start a game of chess? If I play white then first move is c4.Nfisher32 (talk) 21:54, 9 April 2015 (UTC)nfisher32 4-9-15 4:54 pm GMT -06

A food invite[edit]

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Hello Shaun! Welcome to WikiProject Food and Drink! We are a group of editors who work together to better organize information in articles related to food and drink.

The goals of WikiProject Food and Drink:

  • Consensus about the organization of food and drink related articles.
  • Coordination of editing on food, drink, and restaurant related articles.
  • Categorization of food, drink, and restaurant articles.
  • Creation, expansion, and maintenance of food, drink, and restaurant articles.
  • To help maintain the food portal.

What you can do right now:

Once again, welcome to the project!

Dfrr (talk) 01:17, 18 April 2015 (UTC) (Talk to me:-)


Hi. The Counter Vandalism Unit is still very much an active project and users regularly ask for training. as you now very rarely log in I have removed your details from Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism Unit/Academy/Instructors. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks.--Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 02:53, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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) 16:52, 24 November 2015 (UTC)