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WikiProject Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter[edit]

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February 2012

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Governor General's Literary Awards[edit]

Dear SimonP, thanks for initiating Wikipedia's numerous entries about Canada's Governor General's Literary Awards. If this is a topic you are still interested in pursuing, you might like to have a look at a series of articles that a colleague and I have published in the peer-reviewed academic journal, _Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada_. In these articles ( we have done our best to correct the numerous errors contained in the original list of Governor General's Award winners released by the Canada Council. (You will see that the list has now been removed from the Canada Council website.) Thanks again for your interest in this topic. Sincerely, Andrew Irvine

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

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13:37, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Latter Day Saint (disambiguation)[edit]

Hi Simon,

I just nominated a page you created way back in 2003 for speedy deletion: Latter Day Saint (disambiguation) is currently a redirect, and doesn't redirect to a disambiguation page, so it should probably get deleted.


--Slashme (talk) 08:15, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Kinlen for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Kinlen is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kinlen until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Nerd1a4i (talk) 17:47, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Sevastopol' listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Sevastopol'. Since you had some involvement with the Sevastopol' redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. — Gorthian (talk) 23:01, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

List of years in computer games[edit]

@SimonP: Article was renominated for deletion. Since you have contributed to this first nomination of the article, I want you to be aware of this deletion and to weigh in on the decision again. Yoshiman6464 ♫🥚 16:13, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

File:Last best west.jpg needs authorship information[edit]

Dear uploader:

The media file you uploaded as File:Last best west.jpg appears to be missing information as to one (or more) of the following :

  1. The author or creators of the work, (including information as to the author's lifespan).
  2. Where and how this particular version was obtained.
  3. When the work was created,

If you did provide such information, it is currently confusing for others trying to make use of the image.

It would be appreciated if you would consider updating the file description page, to make the authorship of the media clearer.

Although some images may not need author information in obvious cases, (such where an applicable source is provided), authorship information aids users of the image, and helps ensure that appropriate credit is given (a requirement of some licenses).

  • If you created this media yourself, please consider explicitly including your user name, for which: {{subst:usernameexpand|SimonP}} will produce an appropriate expansion,
    or use the {{own}} template.

Please also add authorship and sourcing to other files you created or uplopaded. You can find a list of files you have created in your upload log.

If you have any questions please see Help:File page. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 21:57, 24 February 2017 (UTC)