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— raeky (talk | edits) 04:28, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Awards FT[edit]

So, I'm probably not going to be around WT:MLB much in the next few days. I was just really offended by some comments by other users there. I haven't decided whether I'm going to continue working on the MLB awards FT or not. Depending on how I decide to move forward with Wiki now, I might defer being involved in the nomination for not-entirely-unpolitical reasons. Felt you deserved a courtesy note for your recent contributions and support. You wouldn't think that a comment by one user could chase someone else off, but it's possible. KV5 (TalkPhils) 01:08, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

It's nice to be needed, but apparently not needed enough. There are a lot of users out there in the Project that I respect, but one of them basically just told me my opinion doesn't matter, talk page policies be damned. Is it worth it? I don't know. I wouldn't have anywhere else to go on Wikipedia if I left the baseball project; I don't know enough about anything else but music, and the only music stuff I know is already well-covered. It is what it is. I thought I needed some time to cool down, but I'm really not angry. I'm just disappointed and feel disrespected. KV5 (TalkPhils) 01:21, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
I wish the debate was about content; that's what I know. Maybe I should just keep my nose, my head, and my ever-growing ass out of policy discussions... ^_^ KV5 (TalkPhils) 01:47, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Featured sound[edit]

Your Featured sound candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured sound status, Image: USAFB Czardas.ogg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another sound, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Shoemaker's Holiday Over 208 FCs served 04:48, 24 September 2009 (UTC)


By the way, I'd appreciate if you could find some more: It's all me at present, which is less than ideal. Shoemaker's Holiday Over 208 FCs served 04:49, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Re: 30 Rock[edit]

You're welcome, just assuming good faith. Sure, I'd be glad to help out. With this, we can get a good topic, just like season two. I have my eyes on "Reunion", my favorite episode of the season, as well as "The Ones". --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 20:39, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Alright, I'll try to find some info. about the episodes, which is the only thing needed in "The Ones", as well as a plot cleanup. Yup, important episodes in their own right. If you need help, let me know and I'll see what I can do. :) Good luck on your test. :P --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 21:05, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
The DVD was just released this week. I'll see if I can rent it or check it out from my near-by library. If I do, I'll write notes about the episodes and share them with you. :) --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 21:23, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
I'll be sure to visit the review page. :) --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 02:00, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

RE: World Series MVP[edit]

The MLB MVP and Cy Young are the most important regular season awards in MLB, which is why I added those two on the table. This is like a why or why not factor, but in my opinion, having more information is better than having less, though having too much isn't necessary. I think the MLB and Cy Young Awards are in between the more and too much, so ehh... -- [[SRE.K.A.L.|L.A.K.ERS]] 01:31, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Though you are right that remembering colors is pretty difficult, I think the actives, HOFs, losing team, and multiple winners are fairly easy to identify, as it looks pretty obvious IMO. The awards can easily be identified from the symbols, as there are only 3 left, but ehh... If you want to remove, go ahead and edit the article. -- [[SRE.K.A.L.|L.A.K.ERS]] 01:42, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award[edit]

What do you think? Is it ready? KV5 (TalkPhils) 01:51, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

FL red link criterion discussion[edit]

See here. Cheeers, Dabomb87 (talk) 01:51, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Nardwuar the Human Serviette[edit]

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Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Nardwuar1-photo-rgb NR.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Makeemlighter (talk) 03:42, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

CPOY format[edit]

Ooh yes, I likes it. Comeback column shouldn't be sortable. While you're in there, make sure your win-loss records have en-dashes! Cheers, budday... KV5 (TalkPhils) 17:24, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Comeback Players for 2009 were announced. I filled them in, with blank "Comeback" info cells for now. Just wanted to let you know! KV5 (TalkPhils) 19:24, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
If he is the first player to win both awards for different years, then definitely worth it. KV5 (TalkPhils) 19:46, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Comeback player template[edit]

Yeah sorry about that.--Yankees10 00:22, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

WikiCup Newsletter XXXII[edit]

MILHIST admins[edit]

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DYK for Randall's Thumb[edit]

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLIII (September 2009)[edit]

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DYK for Do-Over[edit]

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BorgQueen (talk) 00:28, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Mount Rushmore FPC nom[edit]

Hi. There's an alternate version of the picture you supported in this nom. I'd appreciate it if you could state a preference for the original or the edit so that I can determine which one to promote. Thanks. Makeemlighter (talk) 01:06, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Mount Vesuvius VPC nom[edit]

Hi. There are now 4 versions of this picture. Please state which one you prefer. Thanks. Makeemlighter (talk) 01:23, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Philly Baseball WOF[edit]

Found you a ref. KV5 (TalkPhils) 17:14, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

I've thought about a managers topic for a while; I think it could work. We would just have to think about logistics.
For the source: how is it tenuous? "[The] A’s Society learned in January 2003 that the Phillies new ball park would not have space to accommodate the 25 Athletics plaques or any future inductees" is what I considered to be the ref for that.
As to the main article for the Awards topic, we can't FLC it right now. Muboshgu (whose name you did spell correctly) has an open FLC right now, as do I. He's the creator, and I'm the primary contributor, because I rebuilt the thing in my sandbox. We'll have to wait until both of ours are cleared off of there because of the current backlog. That is the main reason why I was holding off. I'd like to concentrate on reviewing and helping to clear the backlog before I nominate that, but it's almost ready at this point. KV5 (TalkPhils) 17:32, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
I wouldn't have any problem with that, as long as it's done properly. My problem is this: are FT reviewers going to expect, along with the team managers lists, that each manager have a GA or FA? Because that's likely an unattainable goal. KV5 (TalkPhils) 17:41, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
I also don't think I'm digging the table concept for this list. For a lead article, I'd like to do something more along the lines of List of MLB awards, where there is more room for images, a blurb about the manager and his record, so on and so forth. KV5 (TalkPhils) 17:52, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
I don't know that it's particularly "personal"; surely it's subjective, but every article has a measure of subjectivity regardless of content. If we set the standards to include the manager's name, place of birth, record, and other etc. that you would find in a standard table, it also gives us leeway to write about awards or championships that the manager has won. Honestly, I feel that those managers like Cox and Torre who have accomplished scads in baseball deserve a little more face time than A. J. Hinch (though I do like him since he's a former Phillie!). KV5 (TalkPhils) 18:11, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
So Drew Carpenter is just as notable as Bobby Cox? KV5 (TalkPhils) 18:26, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
I guess we differ in opinion there. The only major issue I see with that topic right now is that someone really needs to update List of Washington Nationals managers. I know it's a big project, so I'll lay claim to Oakland 'cuz I know no one else wants to do it. Gives me at least SOME Philadelphia connection. KV5 (TalkPhils) 18:34, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Those are probably both destined for WP:PR; I don't think either is long enough to be able to pass an FLC yet. KV5 (TalkPhils) 18:43, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Shit, I didn't realize they'd had 10 managers already in only 16 years! Just goes to show how much attention I pay to the Fishes. Before we dismiss the idea of a text list (above) out of hand, let me see if I can mock something up tonight and then we can talk about it later. Work? KV5 (TalkPhils) 18:52, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Yo. I have a very rough mock-up (only three teams semi-done right now) in my sandbox if you'd care to comment. KV5 (TalkPhils) 23:03, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Baseball Rubbing Mud[edit]

I just went ahead and created the article :) Gary King (talk) 23:57, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Issues re FLC for List of Major League Baseball leaders in RBI in one inning[edit]

I've made the changes per your suggestions to the article List of Major League Baseball leaders in RBI in one inning. Please let me know if you have any other suggestions. Alansohn (talk) 22:11, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

WikiCup Newsletter XXXIII[edit]

WSMVP[edit]

No problem. I only checked because I almost did the same thing. I've been on B-Ref all day trying to work on Mets-Phillies rivalry, so it was a quick hop skip and jump over to check. KV5 (TalkPhils) 17:57, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Re: Edits![edit]

Thanks Stax, nice to see you around on the Wiki again. Like you, my pace of contributions has slowed since starting college, but I still love to tack on snippets of info that I find about politicians and the like. Harro5 01:39, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Good luck[edit]

I'm out. Too much drama. Peace. KV5 (TalkPhils) 16:21, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, not this time. It will be some time before I'm back regularly. As long as my FLC noms go through tonight, I'll just be dealing with those and then fading out for a bit. KV5 (TalkPhils) 20:26, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
I've tried. I'm just not having fun anymore. I used to love this place; hell, I still do. But there are a few people who have ruined it for me, and it's starting to give me RL stress. I need some time off, but who knows how long it will be? KV5 (TalkPhils) 20:44, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/DHL Delivery Man Award/archive1[edit]

Needs a revisit. Cheers, Dabomb87 (talk) 16:44, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

WikiCup Newsletter XXXIV[edit]

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttttttttttt[edit]

I finally get to looking back at my second attempt at a Rumford Prize FL, and what do I find? It was already promoted!! :O Wow thats cool, that someone knows how to do alt-text. I'd talked to Eud but he had yet to respond. To my great suprise I come to the FLC and see not "Not promoted" but "promoted."

I guess I'm writing to you to convey my bewilderment ;D. But hey, the community saved an FLC for me when I was inactive...wow thats cool :O ResMar 23:18, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Not today[edit]

Don't start; it's not over yet, and I've had a reeeaaallllllyyy bad day... I need a day off badly. KV5 (TalkPhils) 02:47, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Besides... I want my next GA first. I've tried FA before and I fail. KV5 (TalkPhils) 02:49, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Hey, got your msg. I shifted some stuff around to get the dates referenced, I just hadn't gotten to that source yet. Thanks. KV5 (TalkPhils) 16:27, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

No problem. "I agree to license my contributions under the..." blah, blah, etc. KV5 (TalkPhils) 17:03, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Featured list candidate[edit]

I was wondering if you felt your comments at Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of Major League Baseball players with 100 triples/archive1 had been adequately addressed. The nom is still open, if you have any other concerns. Coemgenus 15:08, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Sets[edit]

Is a set of four counted as one or four FPs? Should you just list the one 'lead' image in the galleries? --jjron (talk) 02:31, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Which is one of the many reasons sets are such a mess and one of the many things that has never been discussed or resolved (or I believe even handled consistently). I think some closers have only used a 'lead' image in the past. Surely a nom with four (six, ten, sixteen...) images that only gets four votes can't then produce four or whatever FPs? Isn't that rather unfair? Wouldn't it need 4 x 4 votes? --jjron (talk) 02:48, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
Which doesn't resolve the set mess - copying a mistake is still a mistake :-). Refer to mikaul's comment at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Tristram Shandy for example. Neither of these (the set you just closed or the one you referenced) have even been established properly according to that entirely reasonable suggestion (and per his comments here he does support sets, where he further elaborates on the comments above). And refer to File:Pin tumbler no key.svg, File:Pin tumbler bad key.svg, File:Pin tumbler with key.svg, File:Pin tumbler unlocked.svg for an example where only one (the third one) is used in galleries (FP subpage, FP thumbs), etc. --jjron (talk) 03:31, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
I'm dropping this onto FPC:Talk for wider input (don't think I'm having a go at you, you were just trying to close it). But it's not up to us to resolve. --jjron (talk) 03:47, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/Whig_Primary,_1848[edit]

I've uploaded an edit to fix some problems. Can you review? Shoemaker's Holiday Over 214 FCs served 16:49, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Kenyon Cox nude study[edit]

I've uploaded a version which has what I feel are more realistic colours for a graphite drawing. Can you review? Shoemaker's Holiday Over 214 FCs served 16:53, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

WikiCup Newsletter XXXV[edit]

30 Rock Season 3 FLC[edit]

Hey Stax, it was a pleasure. Hope it passes soon, can't really see anything holding it back now. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:15, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

I just supported the FLC. Anyways, yeah, User:Jamie jca and I collaborated for a while and got the second season to a good topic, but both of our activity has really minimized lately. I actually haven't seen the third season, and I can't really contribute as much as I used to, but I'd definitely be up to the task if you need any help. Anything you're thinking of working on in the near future? Corn.u.co.piaDisc.us.sion 06:07, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Well, I have exams for the next few weeks, so I'll be away, but after that I'll definitely help out. And the third season does sound great, so I'll try watching it soon (unfortunately they air it at like midnight here in Australia, so I've been unable to keep up). Corn.u.co.piaDisc.us.sion 10:46, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Apologies[edit]

Sorry for the revert, I didn't you you reverted your edits. CardinalDan (talk) 07:24, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Re:30 Rock[edit]

Rambo is right, topics have 3 months to include articles from the date of their creation, but many articles (such as this one) can't be GA/FL at time of creation because of stability issues. Hence instead, the article needs to be audited by way of a completed Peer Review by the end of those 3 months, and then it can be included as an audited article until such a time as it is eligible for GA/FL, in this case once the season ends - it then gets 3 months from that date to achieve GA/FL. Notice the difference between criteria 3.a and 3.c, and how the two articles you mentioned, Degrassi: The Next Generation (season 9) and DJ Hero, both have two retentions - one for the PR, and a second for the FL/GA. 30 Rock (season 4) has two as well, and it is the first but not the second it is currently failing on - rst20xx (talk) 11:30, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

No, articles can be added and removed in FTRCs (sorry :P) rst20xx (talk) 02:25, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Abusive admin award[edit]

I, Durova, honor WP:BEANS by awarding Staxringold the abusive admin barnstar for vandalizing my user space with his 12,000th edit.[1] Thank you for reverting immediately. Now I'll go see what I can do in Photoshop for your current featured picture candidate. Cheers and best wishes, Durova348 13:55, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I'm so proud, I'd like to thank the academy! (and I am in class Durova, yay laptop + wireless) Staxringold talkcontribs 13:58, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Monitor calibration[edit]

You should be seeing three circles here.

Hey Stax, your monitor may need calibration. Did you save an interim edit in TIFF format before your most recent upload? It looks like you accidentally enabled the "hard edge" setting on the clone tool. The sampling from source and destination areas that differ in brightness causes problems which jump out on a calibrated monitor. The tool size should be 8-10px for that border rather than 50-55px. If you've got an older version of the edit without the problems we could go to that, or even (don't groan) start afresh. Properly done, this is a big job. Might be better to tackle something under 100MB. Best regards, Durova348 14:34, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Category Invite[edit]

Please add the category [[Category:Wikipedia Featured Picture contributors]] to your userpage. The category is for ease of access to a list of serial FP contributors, and will not be used for spam. Thanks,  Nezzadar [SPEAK]  05:00, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

2009 World Series[edit]

Your removal here cites precedent from 2004, but 2008 World Series seems to have all the flags and alternative networks. Why are we using 2004 as a model instead of 2008? GlassCobra 14:56, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Okay, no problems here. Was just curious why that one was the benchmark. Should the flags/networks from 2008 be removed as well? GlassCobra 15:11, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Very much agreed on both counts. :) I added the Game 2 summary and sources this morning, let me know if there's any more I can do as the Series progresses. GlassCobra 15:30, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Into the Crevasse[edit]

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SoWhy 19:00, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

FP promotion[edit]

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Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:1937 all stars crop FINAL2.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. ZooFariBoo! 05:42, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Could you return the favor[edit]

and take a look at this: Wikipedia:Peer review/List of Chicago Cubs Opening Day starting pitchers/archive1 BUC (talk) 16:49, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

09 WS redux[edit]

Are you sure this is right? Isn't the 2 homers that he hit notated by the 2 in parentheses that's already there? Matsui, who also hit two homers, just has the two in parentheses there. GlassCobra 01:37, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Understood. Okay, thanks for the clarification. GlassCobra 01:55, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Hank Aaron Award[edit]

It should be noted that this award has little prestige associated with it. Furthermore, the award does a poor job at selecting winners. Showing that the best hitter rarely wins the award ought to be in the article. To an outsider reading Wikipedia, the Hank Aaron Award seems to be as reputable as the Most Valuable Player Award. --Pgp688 (talk) 04:29, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Scrap salvage propaganda poster[edit]

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Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Salvage Scrap propaganda poster crop2.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. jjron (talk) 12:34, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

2009 WS references[edit]

Seems to me that we should probably try to make these consistent. For example, I've always used Major League Baseball over MLB.com when I cite references from their website, but I know that others do the opposite. Perhaps the compromise is to use MLB.com in the "work" field, and Major League Baseball in the "publisher" field? I've seen that on a couple of the citations, I believe, and that seems like a good way to go. Let me know what you think. GlassCobra 21:13, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of members of the Basketball Hall of Fame/archive1[edit]

Could you revisit this FLC? Thanks—Chris!c/t 18:57, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

WikiCup Newsletter XXXVI[edit]

Talkback[edit]

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DYK for Season 4 (30 Rock)[edit]

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Royalbroil 14:42, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

The jinxers[edit]

Should we try to get full protection for the next week or so on all these Yankees and WS related articles? I'm spending more time reverting edits and less time enjoying the game than I'd like. --Muboshgu (talk) 03:56, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

You may be right about the wait and see approach. But I live in Manhattan, so if Mo does what Mo usually does, I will be heading out to the streets very soon. (Knock on wood.) --Muboshgu (talk) 04:18, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

I just replied on my talk page, in case you're not watching it. --Muboshgu (talk) 18:17, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

List of WS champions[edit]

I actually avoided the B-Ref reference because it includes pre-1903 postseasons, but if you think it's OK, 'tis whatev. KV5 (TalkPhils) 20:30, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Actually, Commissioner's Trophy (MLB) does show a link to the All-Star Game MVP award... right at the top. Either way, I'm ok. KV5 (TalkPhils) 20:37, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
I can help with that; I actually did a lot of the re-arranging and writing that was split out into the pre-World Series champs article, since Scorp and I were working on that together. When he disappeared temporarily, I kinda forgot about it. I'm actually looking at where I can scrounge some GAs from, because I want to advance to the next level of triple-crown-dom. :-D You can take a look at my next one: probably the most obscure player with a chance at GA. Anything you need/want help with, just let me know. KV5 (TalkPhils) 20:42, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Don't worry, the only one I care about is already done. Sorry if you needed that one... As to managers, it's a good idea with a good head-start, and I'm raring to go on the A's. I was just waiting to try and get some of these other GAs out of the way first. Someone needs to go proofread the completed ones, though; the List of Nats managers is seriously out of date. KV5 (TalkPhils) 20:59, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
As an aside on both topics, the List of MLB awards FLC is going fairly smoothly, and the List of MLB managers is still progressing slowly in my sandbox.
In a completely unrelated vein, a second admin has now suggested that I hit up RfA. I'm kind of petrified of it though. Haha. KV5 (TalkPhils) 21:16, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Let me have a little time to consider. KV5 (TalkPhils) 21:30, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Hey, sorry if I kept you hanging for a while (I'm sure you were super-stressed about it and everything). I'm not going to undertake an RfA right now. I don't think it's the right time for me. KV5 (TalkPhils) 18:50, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

DragonLair04[edit]

It might interest you to know that User:DragonLair04 is being very uncivilized and uncooperative in the needless discussion of his changes to the lead of Mariano Rivera. At User talk:Muboshgu#Mariano Rivera, he's basically sworn off listening to you, me, or Muboshgu, and he's threatening to report us to administrators (LOL). This coming from a guy with less than 20 edits! He also posted messages on both our user talk pages asking us to "Please refrain from abusing warning or blocking templates" just because we warned him to stop disrupting the quality of a FAC article. Not sure what to do here, but it might be worth opening a discussion on WP:ANI if he keeps this up. Y2kcrazyjoker4 (talk) 05:33, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Yet again, he's leaving these warning templates on my talk page warning me about vandalizing pages. All because I am reverting his changes, disagree with him, and am making it well-known on talk pages. I would leave additional warnings on his talk page informing him of his own hypocrisy, but I'd rather not instigate him anymore than he already is. I'd rather just have someone with more influence deal with him. Is there anything you can do? It's getting to the point where I'm thinking he's bordering on WP:HOUND. Y2kcrazyjoker4 (talk) 07:31, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Test your World War I knowledge with the Henry Allingham International Contest![edit]

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLIV (October 2009)[edit]

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XLIV (October 2009)
From the coordinators
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. 1982 British Army Gazelle friendly fire incident
  2. Amagi class battlecruiser
  3. Battle of the Alamo
  4. Brazilian cruiser Bahia
  5. Ellis Wackett
  6. Inner German border

New featured lists:

  1. List of Knight's Cross recipients of the Waffen-SS
  2. Order of battle in the Atlantic campaign of 1806

New featured portals:

  1. United States Air Force

New featured pictures:

  1. A synagogue in New York City remained on D-Day
  2. Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
  3. Journée du Poilu. 25 et 26 décembre 1915
  4. Siege of Sevastopol, 1855
  5. The burning of Columbia, South Carolina, February 17, 1865

New A-Class articles:

  1. AH-56 Cheyenne
  2. John Lloyd Waddy
  3. Lewis McGee
  4. M22 Locust
  5. Operation Coburg
  6. Operation Teardrop
  7. SMS Nassau
  8. Tosa class battleship
  9. USS Congress (1799)
  10. USS President (1800)
  11. Winter War
Project news
Contest department
  • The contest department has completed its thirty-first month of competition; its second month under the new and improved scoring system. A total of 53 articles were entered by nine editors. Sturmvogel 66 came in first with 96 points, followed by Auntieruth55 on 80 points. They are presented the Chevrons and Writer's Barnstar respectively. Honorable mentions go to Ian Rose (38), Abraham, B.S. (33) and Parsecboy (10). Our thanks go to Cuprum17, Ed!, The ed17 and Piotrus, who also fielded entries. All editors are encouraged to submit any articles that are working on for next month's contest.
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Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/Supplicating_Pilgrim_at_Masjid_Al_Haram._Mecca,_Saudi_Arabia[edit]

Take a second look at this FP nomination, the quality is due to the rules of the Mosque, cameras are forbidden so any images inside are mostly cell phone images or cheap cameras people are not afraid to have confiscated. Technical quality issues should be ignored in such situations where the best we can get is going to be poor quality images do to restrictions. — raeky (talk | edits) 00:22, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Re:Barnstar[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar. A lot of free images of Yankee parade are in here so I uploaded three Images. (Hideki Matsui World Series parade 2009.jpg, File:CC Sabathia Mark Teixeira World Series parade 2009.jpg, File:Mariano Rivera World Series parade 2009.jpg) My English may be inappropriate, because I am Japanese.--KANESUE 15:33, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Pere Tàpies[edit]

Hi. Some years ago you deleted Pere Tàpies; the article has a couple of incoming links and I would like to add some content to it. Please undelete the article. --Una Smith (talk) 15:22, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

Undeleted[edit]

Hello I just wanted to inform you that I undeleted Huntsville (game), as it is an article on software, and therefore does not fall under the CSD policy. --Coffee // have a cup // ark // 04:24, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

DYK for The Problem Solvers (30 Rock)[edit]

Updated DYK query On November 17, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article The Problem Solvers (30 Rock), which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Materialscientist (talk) 18:50, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

List of 30 Rock eps[edit]

Hey again. I've been thinking about how we have summaries of each episode at both the "list of episodes" page, and at each respective "season article". This creates the problem that when one summary is edited, the other remains the same, and thus we may have two totally different summaries for many episodes. I'm thinking that we should just delete all summaries from the "list of episodes" page, like I did here, and leave the summaries for each episode at the season page. I think it would make things much easier to manage. Corn.u.co.piaDisc.us.sion 15:40, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Well you've been doing a good job, but you shouldn't have to waste your time. I'll delete the summaries and see how it goes from there. Corn.u.co.piaDisc.us.sion 04:05, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
I'd love to help out, but yeah, I haven't been able to watch the episodes. I'm not sure if you'd be able to find enough information for only one appearance or so, but you could establish notability by providing critical reception, and some development of the character. I had a quick look but couldn't find much on development. Good luck! Corn.u.co.piaDisc.us.sion 04:45, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
Hmm, well unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to contribute much anymore. I'm really busy in real life nowadays, but I'll still be around. The only topic I can see developing are either characters or episodes. I think episodes are much easier in any case. Other than that, most major articles of the series are developed quite well. Corn.u.co.piaDisc.us.sion 05:27, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

non-free images[edit]

I nominated two images for deletion. I need your opinions here.--KANESUE 11:59, 24 November 2009 (UTC) My English may be inappropriate, because I am Japanese.

I think it's time[edit]

Hey Stax. As much as I still dread the process as a whole, I think it might be RFA time. After all, if one man calls you crazy, ignore him. If a second man calls you crazy, start to wonder. If a third man calls you crazy, buy a straitjacket and a drool-bucket... I'll let Secret know that I've reconsidered as well. KV5 (TalkPhils) 17:21, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Killervogel5[edit]

As I know you been gone for awhile (an old welcome back btw), just letting you know an RFA can't be processed without the candidate answering the questions first. I know it was a bit different when we got promoted to adminship back in 2006, but now editors are extremely worried about the answers towards questions. Thanks Secret account 18:37, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

And regarding your recent response, very well said. KV5 (TalkPhils) 15:43, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Becoming an administrator[edit]

Hey Staxringold. Although I'm quite new, and I only have rollback rights of any priveleges (that isn't spelled right), are there any tips on how I might be nominated for adminship? Please don't consider this a beg, I'm not asking for an adminship nomination, simply the ways I may be able to receive one. Thank you for your time. --ҚЯĀŽΨÇÉV13 other crap 22:19, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Ok, thanks. Appreciate the help. On a relatively seperate note, why is it that you don't do a lot as an admin? --ҚЯĀŽΨÇÉV13 other crap 18:38, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

2009 World Series Quotes[edit]

OH I'M SORRY STAX IS THIS YOUR ARTICLE? DO YOU OWN IT? A VIDEO OF THEY ACTUAL CALL IS NOT A REFERENCE??? By the way what does this mean? "Linking to a random video is not a cite and a series quotes section is NOT in the 2 FA WS articles" I don't mean to be rude, but I don't read gibberish, please spell it out 2 FA WS?????? If your trying to say series quotes are not part of any other World Series articles YOUR WRONG CHECK THE LAST THREE... UM just how is the video random??? Looks to me the FOX LOGO is clearly there, it is available on yankees.com, mlb.com, and phillies.com It does not seem to be random when you click on it, it show you what you need to see. It is as credible as any source out there, on any other wikipedia page. By the way we sure could use someone like you, I need you to troll all the other Wikipedia pages, and remove all those sources that are dead links. I nominated you for this very special job.--Subman758 (talk) 05:32, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
Well Thank you for clearing that up. I still feel the quotes should be there, in some way, shape, or form. Having them does not take away from the article, they add to it. Imagine if we took the quotes away from say Apollo 11, Vin Scully, or Walter Cronkite. We would be taking from those articles, while making their subjects seem less important.--Subman758 (talk) 03:11, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

2010 WikiCup Signups Reconfirmation![edit]

To ensure that everyone who signed up is still committed to participating in the 2010 WikiCup, it is required that you remove your name from this list! By removing your name, you are not removing yourself from the WikiCup. This is simply a way for the judges to take note of who has not yet reconfirmed their participation. If you have not removed your name from that list by December 30th, 2009 (by 23:59 (UTC)) then your name will be removed from the WikiCup.

It's worth noting the rules have changed, likely after you signed up. The changes made thus far are:

  • Mainspace and/or portal edits will not be awarded points at all.
  • Did you know? articles (which were worth 5 points last year) will now be worth 10 points.
  • Good articles (which were worth 30 points last year) will now be worth 40 points.
  • Valued pictures will be now awarded points, however the amount (5 or 10 points) is still being discussed.
  • Featured lists (which were worth 30 points last year) will now be worth 40 points.
  • Featured portals (which were worth 25 points last year) will now be worth 35 points.
  • Featured articles (which were worth 50 points last year) will now be worth 100 points.
  • Featured topics (which were worth 10 points per article last year) will now be worth 15 points per any article in the topic that you were a major contributor to.
  • Good topics (which were worth 5 points per article last year) will now be worth 10 points per any article in the topic that you were a major contributor to.
  • In the news will still be awarded points, however the amount (5 or 10 points) is still being discussed.

If you have any final concerns about the WikiCup's rules and regulations, please ask them now, before the Cup begins to avoid last minute problems. You may come to the WikiCup's talk page, or any of the judge's user talk pages. We're looking forwards to a great 2010 WikiCup! On behalf of the WikiCup judges, iMatthew talk at 03:47, 5 December 2009 (UTC)


Golden Steeplechase[edit]

Golden Steeplechase award

I hereby dedicate this Golden Steeplechase custom-restored in honor of Staxringold for earning featured credits in all six featured content types: articles, pictures, lists, portals, topics, and sounds. You've got a lot to be proud of! Durova373 17:14, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

RfA[edit]

Even though you didn't explicitly support (!?), obviously your encouragement has been invaluable to me. Thanks a lot for all of your confidence in me. Spam for you!

A piano keyboard encompassing 1 octave Hello, Staxringold! This is just a note thanking you for participating in my recent Request for Adminship, which passed with a total of 93 support !votes, 1 oppose and 3 editors remaining neutral. While frankly overwhelmed by the level of support, I humbly thank the community for the trust it has placed in me, and vow to use the tools judiciously and without malice.
KV5 (TalkPhils)

Now where's the key to the executive washroom? Hahaha..... KV5 (TalkPhils) 02:42, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Hey, just another question: if I want to practice with tools, am I allowed to practice on my doppelganger (like blocking User:KV5, protecting its talk page, etc.?) KV5 (TalkPhils) 02:54, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Being digital negroponte.gif[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Being digital negroponte.gif. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of "file" pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Skier Dude (talk) 07:14, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

RE: Padden[edit]

Cheers! Found lots of interesting bits of info about him. It's a little confusing when I've not even seen a baseball match! Hopefully my wife will take me to her local Fenway Park someday. SGGH ping! 17:55, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, Staxringold. You have new messages at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Military history/Assessment.
Message added 03:57, 10 December 2009 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

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Family Guy FAC[edit]

Hello. You had previously reviewed Family Guy for FAC. The article has been nominated again, and the review page can be found here. Thanks. Ωphois 14:56, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Template:Did you know/Queue/6[edit]

For the hook on merrilactone A, it still says "(molecular structure shown)" even though it isn't being used as the DYK image. Jolly Ω Janner 19:50, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

RfA thanks[edit]

Admin mop.PNG Thank you for voting in my RfA, which failed with 21 support, 39 oppose, and 11 neutral.
This is highly belated, but I wanted to thank you for the support in the RfA discussion. I do apologize for taking so long to reply to you, after the failure I laid back for a while. I just dove into another article and am working more diligently on WP.

Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 06:36, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Dick Padden[edit]

Updated DYK query On December 15, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Dick Padden, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Materialscientist (talk) 03:36, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

DYK for List of New York Mets first-round draft picks[edit]

Updated DYK query On December 16, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article List of New York Mets first-round draft picks, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

SoWhy 03:42, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

No quorum?[edit]

Eight days, 2 supports (remember it needs 4 other than nominators). How long do you want it to stay there? You've been around long enough to know what the sections are for, and the use of decision time has been discussed before. --jjron (talk) 15:44, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLV (November 2009)[edit]

The Bugle.png The Military history WikiProject Newsletter Issue XLV (November 2009)
Project news
  • The Academy Content Drive concluded on 31 October. The first place Golden Wiki went to TomStar81 for 13 entries; the Silver Wiki was awarded to YellowMonkey for 11 entries, and Patar knight was presented with the Bronze Wiki for 3 entries. All other entrants were awarded the WikiChevrons or a barnstar for their contributions. Thank you to everyone who fielded an entry! All editors are encouraged to check out the newly expanded Academy.
  • A discussion about the notability of military people has resulted in an update to our in-house style guide. Prompted by some recent "articles for deletion" discussions, members felt that we should provide clearer guidance on the types of person that are most likely to meet Wikipedia's biographical notability criteria. The resulting advice, which you can see here, should be very helpful in both future deletion discussions and in deciding where best to focus article-writing efforts.
  • Our Task Force housekeeping discussion is now coming to a close. In October a number of proposals were made for rationalising our extensive list of Task forces. Although a few areas remain to be decided, project members have approved the changes summarised here. These will be enacted shortly, so if you haven't yet had your say, now's the time!
Articles of note

New featured articles:

  1. Cologne War
  2. Nikita Khrushchev
  3. Operation Teardrop
  4. SMS Derfflinger
  5. SMS Lützow
  6. John Lloyd Waddy
  7. Ton That Dinh

New featured pictures:

  1. Turkish heliograph at Huj

New A-Class articles:

  1. Arrow (missile)
  2. Battle of Bardia
  3. Canadian National Vimy Memorial
  4. Collins class submarine
  5. Frederick Scherger
  6. Iven Giffard Mackay
  7. List of Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords or Diamonds recipients of the Waffen-SS
  8. USS Chesapeake (1799)
  9. Walter Peeler
Contest Department
  • The contest department has completed its thirty-second month of competition; its third month under the new scoring system. A total of 52 articles were entered by seven editors. Sturmvogel 66 came first with 168 points, followed by Ian Rose on 51 points. They are presented the Chevrons and Writer's Barnstar respectively. Honorable mentions go to Auntieruth55 (31), Ed! (26), Abraham, B.S. (26), The ed17 (17) and Piotrus (7). All editors are encouraged to submit any articles that are working on for next month's contest.
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Featured picture candidates/First World War maps[edit]

I have uploaded a partially restored version of an image you commented on. Please review Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/First World War maps and see if the new version addresses your objections?--Labattblueboy (talk) 13:44, 22 December 2009 (UTC)