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The Signpost: 16 January 2018[edit]

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Signpost issue 4 – 29 March 2018[edit]

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I have translated Your SCP Foundation article to Russian. There wasn't article about SCP Foundation in Russian segment of Wikipedia before it. Without You Russian-language article possibly never would have appeared. Thank you a lot! And sorry for maybe bad English.

LALKOVED (talk) 17:31, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 May 2018[edit]

The Signpost: 24 May 2018[edit]

Thank you very much[edit]

The RfC discussion to eliminate portals was closed May 12, with the statement "There exists a strong consensus against deleting or even deprecating portals at this time." This was made possible because you and others came to the rescue. Thank you for speaking up.

By the way, the current issue of the Signpost features an article with interviews about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

I'd also like to let you know that the Portals WikiProject is working hard to make sure your support of portals was not in vain. Toward that end, we have been working diligently to innovate portals, while building, updating, upgrading, and maintaining them. The project has grown to 80 members so far, and has become a beehive of activity.

Our two main goals at this time are to automate portals (in terms of refreshing, rotating, and selecting content), and to develop a one-page model in order to make obsolete and eliminate most of the 150,000 subpages from the portal namespace by migrating their functions to the portal base pages, using technologies such as selective transclusion. Please feel free to join in on any of the many threads of development at the WikiProject's talk page, or just stop by to see how we are doing. If you have any questions about portals or portal development, that is the best place to ask them.

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Again, we can't thank you enough for your support of portals, and we hope to make you proud of your decision. Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   11:12, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

P.S.: if you reply to this message, please {{ping}} me. Thank you. -TT


Hi, please do not relist AfDs that an admin could reasonably close as delete or soft delete. This includes low comment AfDs (see WP:SOFTDELETE.) WP:Relist bias is an essay on this topic. TonyBallioni (talk) 01:38, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

My apologies; my relist of Pet the Dog was in error. I'll try to keep a better eye out for soft deletes and not relist them[[. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 01:53, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Bringing Mississippi special election article to FAC[edit]

Hey Spirit! Thanks again for helping out with the GAN for Mississippi's 4th congressional district special election, 1981. I think it's probably the most thorough article I've ever written and it's the first time I've ever considered bringing an article to FAC. Do you have any further suggestions or details that you think need to be added to meet WP:FACR? Nomader (talk) 00:30, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi Nomader. I think you've written a strong article, although I was able to spot a couple of issues. Keep in mind that I have no experience with featured articles, so I may not be the most authoritative reviewer. Regardless, I hope this is helpful :

  • To pass a FA review, your article needs to be representative of the relevant literature. This requirement was added because someone once nominated an article on the assassination of Lincoln that had almost no book sources. Here, most of your sources are regional newspapers. I would suggest adding some book sources to the article. For example, this book contains a good paragraph on the election, while this book has some nice coverage of both the race and the role of African-Americans in the election.
    • Finding these books may be a bit of a pain if you’re not near a major library. There should be some Wikipedia programs that will assist, and the Internet Archive allows people to “check out” around 600,000 books still under copyright here.
  • The article should have a bit more detail on the role African-Americans had in Dowdy’s victory. While you mention this in the article, there are quite a few sources that study this in-depth.
  • What happened with the WAPT debate? A bit more detail here would be helpful.

Spirit of Eagle (talk) 02:26, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll be sure to make the edits before taking it to FAC. Also-- thanks again for such a thorough review, it was really terrific stuff. If you ever find a free photo of Liles Williams, be sure to let me know! Nomader (talk) 04:37, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. I couldn’t find a suitable image of Liles. I seriously doubt there’s anything available on the internet, since Liles is an obscure, living figure who flourished during a time in which all photographs are still under copyright law. I’d make a request at Wikipedia:Reward board, and hope for the best. Anyways, good luck with the FAC nomination. If you want a final check-through of the article once you’ve added all the book sources you found, please feel free to drop me a line . Spirit of Eagle (talk) 04:22, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
I actually found one from more recently on his time in the board here ([1]), but I can't for the life of me find the copyright information for Mississippi state officials and looking at elected officials' pages, seems like they're all under copyright. And will do on the check, thanks so much again for all your help! Nomader (talk) 14:05, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
I've added relevant literature to the article and fleshed it out-- let me know what you think. Thanks so much again for all the help here! Nomader (talk) 17:26, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
Ok, I've started reviewing the article. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 23:46, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
I just finished my review. There's a lot, so I posted my comments at User:Spirit of Eagle/Review of "Mississippi's 4th congressional district special election, 1981". Please feel free to edit the page, or to move it into your own userspace. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 01:53, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
Just saw this-- thank you so much for being so thorough. I'll be making a copy into my Userspace and working on it from there. Really appreciate it. Nomader (talk) 23:25, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Wanted to thank you again for your edits-- I've made all your changes sans the debate (I really can't find any more details about it, incredibly frustrating). I did also significantly add to the lead, but figure that it's the part that needs the most feedback. Lemme know if you have any additional comments, and thank you so, so much again for all of your work with me on this article. I couldn't have gotten any luckier with my reviewer here. Nomader (talk) 05:39, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

I'm very glad I could help. This was a really interesting article, and you've done some incredible work that you should be proud of. I checked over your changes, and the only problem I found was that the "Barone & Ujifusa 1988, p. 653." source doesn't link back to the Almanac of American Politics. Everything else looked good. I also think that your lead does a much better job of summarizing the main article. Going forward, I would recommend having someone experienced with the FAC process check the article over. I'm very good at working with rules and guidelines, but there are bound to be some issues that only someone with experience can highlight and help you with. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 03:26, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 June 2018[edit]

The Signpost: 31 July 2018[edit]

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Your request at Wikipedia:Reward Board[edit]

I've done your request at Wikipedia:Reward Board. See Wikipedia:Reward_board#Check_if_newspapers.com_has_this_article. Cheers, L293D ( • ) 20:16, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Oh, and also: has no archives for the Columbus Evening Dispatch or the Evening Dispatch, which is probably why I found nothing. L293D ( • ) 12:04, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Ok, thanks. The article must have come from somewhere, so this really narrows the possible locations. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 17:54, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

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ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

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The Signpost: 1 December 2018[edit]

Proposed deletion of File:Logo of the SCP Foundation.jpg[edit]


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The Signpost: 24 December 2018[edit]

SCP Foundation[edit]

Discovered this today, via [2]. Sounds fun (I'm a Lovecraft-fan), and I liked the IKEA-story. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 10:34, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

I'm glad my article helped you discover the SCP Foundation; its a pretty cool website if I do say so myself. I'd recommend checking out S.D> Locke's Proposal if you haven't already read it. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 05:38, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
Best horrorstory I've read in quite awhile. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 13:17, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

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