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24 December 2018

Merge proposal[edit]

Hi, if you want to propose merging two articles you need to put the merge template on both articles and have them both point to a section on the destination article's talk page that gives your reasons why they should be merged so others can comment - see wp:merging#Proposing a merger. Richerman (talk) 22:36, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Open–closed political spectrum[edit]

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Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Open–closed political spectrum, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 2017 French presidential election was not fought between left and right, but between open and closed? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Open–closed political spectrum. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Open–closed political spectrum), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Mifter (talk) 00:02, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for helping out at peer review![edit]

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Thanks for your help at Wikipedia peer review! --Tom (LT) (talk) 21:56, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Battle of Bamber Bridge[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Battle of Bamber Bridge, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Battle of Bamber Bridge began when white American military police arrested a black USAAF soldier in an English village pub (pictured), and ended with a mutiny that left one dead and seven injured? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Battle of Bamber Bridge. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Battle of Bamber Bridge), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Vanamonde (talk) 01:24, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Government News Network[edit]

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Homepage?[edit]

Congratulations on the promotion to FA status of your Northern England article. I think it would make for an excellent article on the home page. I think you should propose it at WP:TFAR. I will certainly support it. Best, Edwininlondon (talk) 20:51, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

@Edwininlondon: Thanks! Have nominated it here Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Northern England. Smurrayinchester 08:26, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Northern England scheduled for TFA[edit]

This is to let you know that the Northern England article has been scheduled as today's featured article for September 4, 2017. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/September 4, 2017, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1100 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:18, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for "an increasingly distinctive cultural area, shaped by centuries of Celtic, Roman, Saxon, Danish, Norman and Scottish invasion and more recently by the rise and fall of heavy industry"! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:26, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Next Conservative Party (UK) leadership election[edit]

I've nominated this article for deletion. As a contributor, your comments are welcome at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Next Conservative Party (UK) leadership election. Robofish (talk) 22:57, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Irene Clennell[edit]

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DYK for Irene Clennell case[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 21 September 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Irene Clennell case, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Irene Clennell was deported from the UK, despite having a British husband, because she had spent too long abroad? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Irene Clennell case), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
— Maile (talk) 12:43, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

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DYK for GRIM test[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 30 October 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article GRIM test, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a GRIM test on a sample of published psychology articles revealed that over half contained at least one mathematically impossible result? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/GRIM test. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, GRIM test), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

A year ago ...
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Chester trust "for life"
... you were recipient
no. 1522 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:25, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Two years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:30, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

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Your submission of Alem Bekagn at the Did You Know nominations page[edit]

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DYK for AU Conference Center and Office Complex[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 February 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article AU Conference Center and Office Complex, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that claims have been made that the headquarters of the African Union, donated by the Chinese government, was bugged by the Chinese? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/AU Conference Center and Office Complex. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, AU Conference Center and Office Complex), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Gatoclass (talk) 00:03, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Alem Bekagn[edit]

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DYK for Alem Bekagn[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 February 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Alem Bekagn, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the killings at the Alem Bekagn prison were visible from the windows of the Organisation of African Unity headquarters, but were never mentioned by the OAU? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Alem Bekagn. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Alem Bekagn), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:04, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Ten Year Society[edit]

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Dear Smurrayinchester,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Ten Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikipedia project for ten years or more.

Best regards, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Evrik (talkcontribs) 14:19, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

DYK for July 1968 England and Wales dust fall storms[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 9 November 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article July 1968 England and Wales dust fall storms, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that during storms on 1–2 July 1968, hailstones the size of tennis balls fell in Cardiff and blood-red rain covered Southern England? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/July 1968 England and Wales dust fall storms. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, July 1968 England and Wales dust fall storms), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

List organisations in the United Kingdom with a royal charter listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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