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Main page appearance: 1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of 1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on January 21, 2013. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/January 21, 2013. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask featured article director Raul654 (talk · contribs) or his delegates Dabomb87 (talk · contribs), Gimmetoo (talk · contribs), and Bencherlite (talk · contribs), or start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you can change it—following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. The blurb as it stands now is below:

A set of four B28FI thermonuclear bombs

The 1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash was an accident on January 21, 1968, involving a United States Air Force (USAF) B-52 bomber. The aircraft was carrying four B28 nuclear bombs (examples pictured) on a Cold War "Chrome Dome" alert mission over Baffin Bay when a cabin fire forced the crew to abandon the aircraft before they could carry out an emergency landing at Thule Air Base. Six crew members ejected safely, but one who did not have an ejection seat was killed while trying to bail out. The bomber crashed onto sea ice in North Star Bay, Greenland, causing the nuclear payload to rupture and disperse, which resulted in widespread radioactive contamination. The United States and Denmark launched an intensive clean-up and recovery operation. USAF Strategic Air Command "Chrome Dome" operations were discontinued immediately after the incident, safety procedures were reviewed and more stable explosives were developed for use in nuclear weapons. Workers involved in the clean-up program have been campaigning for compensation for radiation-related illnesses they subsequently experienced. In March 2009, Time identified the accident as one of the world's worst nuclear disasters. (Full article...)

UcuchaBot (talk) 23:01, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Just a note of appreciation for the work that you're doing in polishing the article before its main page appearance - much appreciated. Regards, BencherliteTalk 09:27, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

No worries - it's been a long while since I last worked on it, so it needed some attention to get back into shape. One point that I might run past you though concerns the article name - there seems to be some precedent for this incident being known as the "Thule accident", which would override the current naming naming convention. Thoughts? Socrates2008 (Talk) 10:08, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
If that's what the sources would generally refer to it as, then that would seem fine to me. Stick up a {{requested move}} on the talk page to see what others think and we can get this sorted before main page day (particularly as I imagine renaming the article would involve a little bit of rewording of the opening few sentences of the lead). BencherliteTalk 10:41, 15 January 2013 (UTC)


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Thank you for quality articles on aviation, such as 1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash, and for devoted reviewing, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (3 July 2009)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:18, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you kindly. Socrates2008 (Talk) 10:05, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 372nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:38, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
Two years ago, you were the 372nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:22, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Three years ago, you were recipient no. 372 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:14, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Notification of discussion[edit]

A few months ago, you participated in a discussion on Wikipedia talk:Did you know about Gibraltar-related DYKs on the Main Page. I am proposing that the temporary restrictions on such DYKs, which were imposed in September 2012, should be lifted and have set out a case for doing so at Wikipedia talk:Did you know/Gibraltar-related DYKs. If you have a view on this, please comment at that page. Prioryman (talk) 22:07, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Ref R4 rifle prototypes[edit]

Hi Socrates.

Regarding the R4 rifle changes I made. I wrote as clear a ref as I could. The marketing materials mentioned cannot be accessed anymore. The manufacturer has not responded to my emails up to now. So one will have to accept the changes I made as is, im sorry, best I can do. I saw the stuff with my own eyes :-) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mike257257 (talkcontribs) 13:04, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Hello - I appreciate that you may have seen this. However, the rules at Wikipedia are very clear when it comes to verifiability. Basically, if it can't be verified then it can't be added, even if it's "true". Socrates2008 (Talk) 11:54, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Ellen Southard GAC[edit]

Hi Socrates, I just finished reviewing this very cool and interesting article. Thought you'd like to know! Good luck. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 18:28, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Ah, thanks for the note and for doing the review - I'd actually forgotten about it, it's been so long. Socrates2008 (Talk) 09:08, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome! This is totally why we ping nominators, especially since the GAC queue is often so long. I've responded to your improvements; all you need to do is work on the lead, as I suggest. Thanks, it was fun learning about new stuff! ;) Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 19:22, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Category:Korean Air Lines Flight 007[edit]

Category:Korean Air Lines Flight 007, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. ...William 13:28, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Edward Snowden employment[edit]

Please cite evidence that Snowden was an employee of CIA and NSA. Cited references state that he said that and it is shown that he worked for NSA contractor at the time of leak.Patroit22 (talk) 18:33, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Erm, please show me where I've said he's an NSA employee? Socrates2008 (Talk) 09:10, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Great photo of WYD at Barangaroo! I was somewhere just to the left of the pope mobile. Do you have any more pictures from that day? I would love to see them if it's possible. Thanks! Snookerman (talk) 18:40, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

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