- 1 Antonin Scalia at FAC
- 2 EBW
- 3 Revision to Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri articles
- 4 Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions
- 5 TUSC token d0ecd031f52329f39b4af5dbeb4bc1fd
- 6 Talk:John Calvin
- 7 template
- 8 FAR notice
- 9 Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference
- 10 hyphens
- 11 MSU Interview
- 12 List of signers of the United States Constitution
- 13 File:Constitution signatures.jpg listed for deletion
- 14 Nomination for deletion of Template:WikiProject Pennsylvania State University
- 15 Nomination for deletion of Template:WikiProject Pennsylvania State University
- 16 Romina listed at Redirects for discussion
- 17 Request for comment
- 18 Gas metal arc welding FAR
- 19 Welding articles at URFA
- 20 Gas tungsten arc welding FAR
- 21 Orphaned non-free image File:Octavio Paz.gif
- 22 ArbCom elections are now open!
- 23 Nomination of Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering for deletion
- 24 Extended confirmed protection
- 25 Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins
- 26 A new user right for New Page Patrollers
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- 28 Administrators' newsletter - February 2017
Antonin Scalia at FAC
Why is Steigerwald the only manufacturer of EBW equipment allowed to be mentioned on this page?
126.96.36.199 16:43, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
Revision to Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri articles
I intend to revise those articles following the Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Article guidelines. There are more details on the discussion pages of those articles. I'd be interested in any comments you have. It would be best if your comments were on the discussion pages of the two articles.
Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions
I'm no longer particularly interested in the topic, and I'm not going to stop you from making your changes if you can cite them, but I would urge you to see if you can do more research, in the interest of as much accuracy as possible, and I think accuracy is something both of us are interested in. I no longer have the relevant books in hand, but I am certain that several years ago, when I was studying this topic, that the documents I saw gave the Virginia Resolution as singular, which was particularly striking beside the plurality of the Kentucky Resolutions.
It's my understanding that the original text of the Virginia Resolution gave it as singular, but that a misconception that they were plural became widely propagated, even in historical texts, because
- it's such an easy mistake to overlook
- their "sister" resolutions in Kentucky were plural, leading many to assume the same for Virginia's and
- the two sets are usually spoken of together in the phrase "Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions", leading to the idea that the plural "Resolutions" applies to the latter "Virginia" part, when in fact the phrase is only plural because the two sets are being spoken of in combination
It was a long time ago, and I can't remember. I unfortunately can't add any more information other than what I've said, though if I ever stumble across the source again, I'll get back to you. Happy editing, and thank you for seeking feedback. :) —Lowellian (reply) 19:00, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
TUSC token d0ecd031f52329f39b4af5dbeb4bc1fd
I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!
Spangineer, on the Talk:John Calvin page, you say you were asked via e-mail to comment on the lead image. Would you mind going to Talk:John_Calvin#Consensus_for_change and disclosing who contacted you, because another user has claimed, falsley, that it was I who contacted you. TuckerResearch (talk) 18:01, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
- Sorry; I've been out. Looks like the issue of who contacted me has been resolved. And it seems that the image argument has cooled; I'll keep an eye on it though. --Spangineerws (háblame) 00:26, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't quite know how that happened. I was editing the sandbox version of that template in my userspace (old page, when I created it), replacing it with something else.
I have nominated Welding for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here.-- Cirt (talk) 17:27, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference
Hello there. This is an automated message to tell you about the gradual phasing out of the preference entitled "Mark all edits minor by default", which you currently have (or very recently had) enabled.
On 13 March 2011, this preference was hidden from the user preferences screen as part of efforts to prevent its accidental misuse (consensus discussion, guidelines for use at WP:MINOR). This had the effect of locking users in to their existing preference, which, in your case, was
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They aren't dashes, they're hyphens. That's the punctuation used by sources that bother with standard English punctuation. When terms are familiar, we tend to drop hyphens (you'll notice that several of the sources I gave for carbon-arc welding are inconsistent), but as an encyclopedia we can't assume our readers are that familiar with the topic. — kwami (talk) 00:47, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
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 communityHERE, 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.
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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 email@example.com (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.
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I have nominated List of signers of the United States Constitution for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here.
File:Constitution signatures.jpg listed for deletion
A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Constitution signatures.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Albacore (talk) 23:32, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
Template:WikiProject Pennsylvania State University has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. —Justin (koavf)❤T☮C☺M☯ 08:20, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
Template:WikiProject Pennsylvania State University has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. —Justin (koavf)❤T☮C☺M☯ 17:46, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Romina listed at Redirects for discussion
An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Romina. Since you had some involvement with the Romina redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). – Paine Ellsworth CLIMAX! 21:39, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Request for comment
Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC). Your comments
Gas metal arc welding FAR
I have nominated Gas metal arc welding for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:06, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
Welding articles at URFA
Hey there ! Spangineer, we would love to get the two welding articles off of the Wikipedia:Unreviewed_featured_articles#2005_to_June_2006_FAs_without_FAR list of old unreviewed featured articles. They are missing only a few citations, so it shouldn't take a lot to get them into shape, and avoiding a FAR would be optimal. Are you able to update them anytime in the near future? That page is about winding down, and we're ready for a new list! Saludos, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:00, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
Gas tungsten arc welding FAR
I have nominated Gas tungsten arc welding for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 02:24, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Orphaned non-free image File:Octavio Paz.gif
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Nomination of Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering for deletion
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A new user right for New Page Patrollers
A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.
It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.
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- Briangotts • JeremyA • BU Rob13
- A discussion to workshop proposals to amend the administrator inactivity policy at Wikipedia talk:Administrators has been in process since late December 2016.
- Wikipedia:Pending changes/Request for Comment 2016 closed with no consensus for implementing Pending changes level 2 with new criteria for use.
- Following an RfC, an activity requirement is now in place for bots and bot operators.
- When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
- Following the latest RfC concluding that Pending Changes 2 should not be used on the English Wikipedia, an RfC closed with consensus to remove the options for using it from the page protection interface, a change which has now been made. (T156448)
- The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.
- JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.
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