User talk:Staticshakedown

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Hallo, if you're adding Persondata etc using AWB, as here, it would be great if you could also add the {{DEFAULTSORT}}, as it uses the same name you've added in the Persondata. Any chance of it? Or is this something which AWB can't do? PamD 14:29, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Hey, I wasn't aware that AWB didn't do this automatically. I don't think it's an option on AWB, but from now I'll try to add it manually. Thanks for letting me know~ static shakedown ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ 15:01, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Talairach coordinates[edit]

Thanks from the DYK project and me Victuallers (talk) 15:58, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Feedback needed on using special characters[edit]

Hello. Thank you for using VisualEditor! Having editors use it is the best way for the Wikimedia Foundation to develop it into the best tool it can be.

While we always welcome general feedback (please report any issues in Bugzilla in the "VisualEditor" product or drop your feedback on the central feedback page on, the developers are especially interested right now in feedback on the special character inserter. This new tool is used for inserting special characters (including symbols like , IPA pronunciation symbols, mathematics symbols, and characters with diacritics). It is intended to help people whose computers do not have good character inserters. For example, many Mac users prefer to use the extensive "Special Characters..." tool present at the bottom of the Edit menu in all applications or to learn the keyboard shortcuts for characters like ñ and ü.

The current version of the special characters tool in VisualEditor is very simple and very basic. It will be getting a lot of work in the coming weeks and months. It does not contain very many character sets at this time. (The specific character sets can be customized at each Wikipedia, so that each project could have a local version with the characters it wants.) But the developers want your ideas at this early stage about ways that the overall concept could be improved. I would appreciate your input on this question, so please try out the character inserter and tell me what changes to the design would (or would not!) best work for you.

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  • How often do you normally use Wikipedia's character inserters?
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  • Should the character inserter be statically available until dismissed? Should it hover near the mouse? Should it go away on every selection or 10 seconds after a selection with no subsequent ones?
  • Some people believe that the toolbar already has too many options—how would you simplify it?

The developers are open to any thoughts on how the special character inserter can best be developed, even if this requires significant changes. Please leave your views on the central feedback page, or, if you'd prefer, you can contact me directly on my talk page. It would be really helpful if you can tell me how frequently you need to use special characters in your typical editing and what languages or other special characters are important to you.

Thank you again for your work with VisualEditor and for any feedback you can provide. I really do appreciate it.

P.S. You might be interested in the current ideas about improving citations, too. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 00:20, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Medellín Metro templates[edit]

For the S-line succession boxes to work for the J Line, you first have create {{S-line/Medellín Metro right/J}} and {{S-line/Medellín Metro left/J}} to define the end stations on the line. You will have to do that again for every new line. Sw2nd (talk) 20:35, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I wasn't sure how this was done. I'll try it for the other lines. static shakedown ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ 18:19, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Snow White and the Huntsman[edit]

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Ummm, I note you've not edited the page much, are you going to be able to chase up sourcing issues? Cheers, Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 04:38, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I spotted two missing citations, are you referring to those? I can try to fix those and then nominate it for GA again at a later time, but I'm probably too busy this week to check on it. static shakedown ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ 23:23, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
I meant those and the other issues I raised on the GA review page, including other material. Look, never mind. I'll close it and the things can be worked on later without a seven day time limit and it can be renominated at a later date. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 23:33, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Snow White and the Huntsman[edit]

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DYK for P50 (neuroscience)[edit]

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DYK for Adelaide Ames[edit]

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Greetings from the other Rutgers Wikipedian[edit]

Hello, Staticshakedown, I'm very glad to make your acquaintance here, as I see you have done some great work on articles related to psychology and neuroscience. I think later this week we will have a chance to meet each other via video link as we confer about the RUL Wikipedia Project. You bring a great skill set and academic and Wikipedia background to the project, and I'm glad to see you are on board. I'm not sure if you and I have ever directly communicated on Wikipedia before, so please let me invite you to examine the source lists I link to from the top of my user page, especially the Intelligence Citations source list, which I keep in user space to help editors improve articles on controversial topics. I'm looking forward to learning from you and with you about how we can use the Rutgers library resources to build the encyclopedia. See you on video link soon. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 21:07, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Wow. Great work on the GLAM/Rutgers project page and associated subpages. Having the project pages to work on together will be enormously helpful for the productivity of the project. Thanks. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 14:44, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Center of Alcohol Studies[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Your efforts to improve and clean up so many biographies is appreciated. Nice work. Magnolia677 (talk) 20:10, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello Static![edit]

Here's the medical editathon for you: Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/May 2013. Monumenteer2014camper (talk) 15:02, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

The Yinzer Jazz Award for you![edit]

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Mimi's comment[edit]

Hi Daniela, Thanks for your message. I've gotten started by expanding the article about the artist Robert Colescott and I have another article that I've written from scratch about Robert Ellis. I'm waiting for feedback on that one before making a move. Any comments you have on either of those would be most welcome. I also had my Exhibit Design class start a LocalWiki for Las Vegas, NM. That was Britta's idea. Anyway, thanks for your offer of support. I look forward to hearing from you. User:Mimi.roberts

Rutgers University/Rutgers Camden/Rutgers Newark[edit]

Hello Statichakedown...Can you help me with an edit war. An editor (Kai445), a Rutgers student or alum keeps on reverting some edits of mine I thought helped clarify the Rutgers campuses. I created a Rutgers-Camden, Rutgers-Newark infobox, and a Rutgers-New Brunswick infobox for the bottom of those respective pages. There were things like the Scarlet Raptors page, the Scarlet Raiders page, the stadiums for those ball teams, the Newark Targum, that I linked on the respective regional campus pages I thought was helping things along. The Rutgers-New Brunswick listed links not found in the Rutgers University infobox. The editor insists on using the general Rutgers University infobox for everything. I think that works for Rutgers University, but the regional campus infoboxes I've created I think helps give links to those respective campus entities.....Any thoughts?.....Please help.... The original for all pages:

I've added these:

The user has created a deletion discussion here:

Pvmoutside (talk) 05:49, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I left a comment and I'll keep an eye on this discussion. static shakedown ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ 12:53, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Cultural competence in health care[edit]

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  • Staticshakedown, it has been a week, and I see no evidence of the issues raised in the DYK review being addressed. Are you planning to come back to this, or should we close the nomination? Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:25, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
Sorry about that. I had started working on it, but I didn't get very far since I've been busy. I closed the nomination. static shakedown ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ 13:02, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Charles F. Seabrook[edit]

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Perhaps I may help? I have some sources at hand. I am becoming so inactive on the Rutgers project that I am letting my library access lapse as of last weekend, but I had already gathered some sources on Seabrook, so is it okay if I take a look at the article and respond to the concerns of the DYK reviewer? You have been doing great work on the Rutgers project and it has been a pleasure and education to observe your approach to Wikipedia editing. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 20:46, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Hey Weiji, thanks for checking in. I had actually responded on the DYK nomination page about the fixes and now we are just waiting for a new review...though it's been a while. Feel free to add to the page from your sources, that would be great! static shakedown ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ 23:12, 4 December 2014 (UTC)


I'm sorry, my edit summary comment was mean and disrespectful. Please take the time to read the instructions at the top of the page from now on. - Hoops gza (talk) 20:52, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Charles F. Seabrook[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:59, 16 December 2014 (UTC)


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Silk Purse Award[edit]

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Wikipedia Visiting Scholar Contributions[edit]

Hey Staticshakedown!

Would you happen to have, or could you create a page listing your contributions (articles created/improved/dyk/ga/fa) as a WVS at Rutgers? Here's an example: User:Chris_troutman/Wikipedia_visiting_scholar. I hope you're doing great :)

Jake Ocaasi t | c 00:09, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Hello, User:WeijiBaikeBianji and I have a page set-up on the Rutgers GLAM project, called New Contributions, that lists all the pages we have created or significantly expanded as Visiting Scholars. Hopefully this is similar enough to what you're looking for, or if not please let me know. static shakedown ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ 00:54, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Your ping of my user name reminded me of the link, and gave me a chance to look once again at the accomplishments you've produced for the project. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 01:30, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Hey Staticshakedown! Thanks for pointing to the contributions page! Also would you be interested in writing something short (300-700 words) about your experience as a Visiting Scholar. Questions that might help prompt your writing: What have you learned in collaborating with a Library on Wikipedia work? How does the access the library provides you strengthen your ability to contribute to Wikipedia? What made your experience distinctive? What did you contribute to Wikipedia during that time?
We are trying to capture some reflections from each of the visiting scholars for both our communications of the positions and to create a short series of blog posts. Feel free to compose it on Wiki or Email it to me. I would like to have as many of you all in our pilot group represented as possible! Thanks much, Astinson (WMF) (talk) 22:29, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
Sure, I will try to work on that this weekend, if that's okay! static shakedown ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ 00:20, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
Sure thing: doesn't need to be too long, just something to give voice to your work! Whenever its ready is fine (planning on the first blog being out in a week or two and a second 3-4 weeks later). Astinson (WMF) (talk) 22:49, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
FYI, finally got the blog post out: . We trimmed a few bits, but kept most of the feedback! Keep up the great work! Already getting some comments in from others in the WMF about the great work! Astinson (WMF) (talk) 16:03, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Awesome work. Thanks! static shakedown ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ 20:14, 26 March 2015 (UTC)


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September 2015[edit]

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I have a source , I'll go add it now. static shakedown ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ 13:25, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

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Girl in cake[edit]

I noticed that you are the leading editor at Template:Cakes. Do you know if we have an article or content in a section of another article for the type of giant cake from which a model pops out for festive occasions (e. g. this video)? I understand that these are sometimes made largely or entirely of cardboard and frosting, but sometimes there is a real cake outside of the hidden compartment. I have tried surprise cake, pop cake and popup cake.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 19:46, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Just from a quick google search, it seems that these types of cake are called 'pop out cakes'. I don't see any article with that name or similar on wikipedia. static shakedown ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ 20:24, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

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Nomination of Ramriddlz for deletion[edit]

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