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I am Asking you to Certify a RFC on User:TMC1982[edit]

I have used a an example of you conversation as part of the RFC, I would appreciate your input Weaponbb7 (talk) 22:09, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

VPC[edit]

— raekyT 10:49, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

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DYK for List of Florida Marlins first-round draft picks[edit]

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Happy Birthday (2010)[edit]

Armbrust Talk Contribs 15:20, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Vandalism?[edit]

Could you explain this one?

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=500_home_run_club&diff=377218321&oldid=377212430

It seems pretty mean to remove the work I did and call me a vandal. I'm trying to make a good-faith effort to add more detail, and everything is sourced properly. The only reason this stuff was removed in the past was because it was partially unsourced. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.180.193.21 (talk) 15:13, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

You reply that the table was "still heavily unsourced" -- what part was unsourced? Nearly every cell in the table linked to a box score or other outside citation. --67.180.193.21 (talk) 02:01, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Signpost[edit]

Hi Stax, the column is ready for you. Just insert your blurb at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2010-08-09/Features and admins, where it says: "Choice of the week. Staxringold has written 26 featured lists..." If you can get it in before Sunday evening (North American time), that would be great. Thanks, Dabomb87 (talk) 15:33, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Re: Season 4[edit]

To quote Batman, "That's not what I wanted to hear", but at the same time I kinda knew I was gonna get this message. This is gonna be a hard task for me, but I'll try, don't guarantee anything. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 21:03, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Hopefully that's done soon; I just checked the topic retention notes, this should be at FLC basically by the end of the month, and season 5 needs to be supplementally nominated. Just pointing it out since I'm here, and the season article looks almost there at least. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 00:33, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
"Season 4" has been nominated, from your point make sure everything is in order and stuff. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 22:57, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Favor[edit]

Hey. Just checking to see if you have time tomorrow or Wednesday. If so, could you update all the draft lists for whoever ends up not signing? I'd do it but I'll be on sparingly all week, the bit of time I do have will go to working on the Nats draft list. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 21:57, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Also, Stax, if you have the time, a couple baseball lists could use a review: Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of St. Louis Cardinals first-round draft picks/archive1 and Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of Colorado Rockies first-round draft picks/archive1. I hope you're well. Dabomb87 (talk) 03:47, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Yeah, sorry, getting ready for the move to law school hence my quiet Wiki-editing. Staxringold talkcontribs 18:07, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
  • No problem. KV5 picked up on them anyway, and FLC in general has been more lively the past few days, so nothing dire. Good luck with the move. Dabomb87 (talk) 18:42, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

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DYK for 1962 National League tie-breaker series[edit]

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RBI champions[edit]

You undid my renaming of List of Major League Baseball runs batted in champions to List of Major League Baseball runs-batted-in champions, saying, "They aren't called 'runs-batted-in', this list shouldn't be." I believe you misunderstood the point of my move. When I first saw the article title, I asked myself, "what the hell does 'batted in champions' mean as a description of 'Major League Baseball runs'?" Of course, I figured it out, but it would be more clear if the compound modifier "runs batted in" were joined with hyphens. Personally, I would prefer "RBI champions", but I suppose that was considered to, um, "inside baseball" [w] for a WP article title... - dcljr (talk) 04:50, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Favor[edit]

Can you do me a favor and copyedit the Ben Paschal article for me, I'm a very bad copyeditor. Thanks Secret account 15:15, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

A DYK?[edit]

Perhaps, if you're not too busy with your move, a helping hand would be appreciated at T:TDYK#Scott Barry? Thanks. Hope you're doing well. — KV5Talk • 16:38, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Cool. Let me know when you're up and running full-time again. Cheers. — KV5Talk • 16:57, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

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Signpost on WT:MLB[edit]

Regarding your note there, it's going to go up a lot when I move the Phillies roster to mainspace - almost 2000 more links! Eek! — KV5Talk • 18:25, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

User:TonyTheTiger/sandbox/cup[edit]

It appears that you are one of the finalists. I have put together a summary chart for us to sort of get to know each other. Feel free to come by and fill in User:TonyTheTiger/sandbox/cup.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 20:08, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

WikiCup 2010 August newsletter[edit]

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We have our final eight! The best of luck to those who remain. A bumper newsletter this week as we start our home straight.

  • Pool A's winner was Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions). Awarded the top score overall this round, Sturmvogel_66 writes primarily on military history, favouring Naval warfare.
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We say goodbye to the six who fell at the final hurdle. Flag of Oppland.svg Geschichte (submissions) only just missed out on a place in the final eight. Alberta Resolute (submissions) was not far behind. Republic of Ireland Candlewicke (submissions) was awarded top points for in the news this round. Toronto Gary King (submissions) contributed a variety of did you know articles. Finland Suomi Finland 2009 (submissions) said "I'm surprised to have survived so far into the competition", but was extactic to see Finland in the semi-finals. Norway Arsenikk (submissions) did not score this round, but has scored highly in previous rounds. We also say goodbye to Australian Federation Flag.svg Ian Rose (submissions), who withdrew earlier this month after spending six weeks overseas. Anyone interested in this round's results can see them here and here. Thank you to Bavaria Stone (submissions) for these.

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Our final eight will play it out for two months, after which we will know 2010's WikiCup winner, and a variety of prizes will be awarded. As ever, anything you worry may not receive the necessary attention before the end of the round (such as outstanding GA or FA nominations) is welcome at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews, and please remember to continue offering reviews yourself where possible. As always, the judges are available to contact via email, IRC or their talk pages, and general discussion about the Cup is welcome on the WikiCup talk page.If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn, Fox and The ed17 23:15, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of 1962 National League tie-breaker series[edit]

The article 1962 National League tie-breaker series you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within seven days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:1962 National League tie-breaker series for things which need to be addressed. Brad78 (talk) 21:06, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Added two further suggestions. Brad78 (talk) 21:43, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
Everything looks smashing. However, I'll keep it on hold in case you can find any source for the 2001 SFG-LAD game. If you can get verification from somewhere that that was indeed the game that broke the 1962 tiebreaker length, I'd be tempted not to mention the NYY-Red Sox match at all, otherwise you'll have to revisit this page every time the record is broken, when in fact the most important subsequent game in this regards is the one that superceeds its length. Brad78 (talk) 00:31, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
Just found this game too:
"The previous American League record was 4:22, which the Yankees and Orioles set on Sept. 5, 1997." [1] Don't know if that helps find a source to say when the 1962 tiebreaker record was beaten. Brad78 (talk) 00:59, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
Good find and great work. Passed it. Brad78 (talk) 01:37, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
Been editing without an account for ages. Decided I wanted to actually focus on trying to write GA content so guessed an account was better way to do so. Brad78 (talk) 01:40, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

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Nomination of What Is… Cliff Clavin? for deletion[edit]

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Barry Bonds[edit]

Can you update your strikes and respond to my queries.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 18:18, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

I don't know why you aren't striking or reponding to some of my actions. I think I have now addressed all of your concerns.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 20:45, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for spending time with this review. I have responded again.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 00:35, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Triple Crown nom question[edit]

I'm reviewing your triple crown nomination during sporadic downtime while I'm at work, and I had a question about the GAC The Problem Solvers. At a glance, I noticed you created the article, but it seems like someone else ran it through GAC and fixed the problems. Since I don't have the time at the moment to track down information regarding whether or not this is your GAC credit, I was wondering if you could provide additional information and appropriate links. – VisionHolder « talk » 19:09, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Alexander the Great Triple Crown[edit]

I, VisionHolder, am pleased to award the coveted Alexander the Great edition triple laurel crown to Staxringold for all his work on sports and entertainment articles. This special award recognizes the rare editor who contributes at least 15 pieces of featured content, 15 good articles, and 15 "Did you know?" entries. Well done, – VisionHolder « talk » 19:53, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
How'd that go again... "Given my limited GA contributions I won't be able to catch you in this race for a long while"? Yeah, that's what I thought. Congrats! By the way... I have another DYK on the nom page today? Anything you need? — KV5Talk • 20:21, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
I responded to Cbl's comments but I don't think xe will be the one to pass the hook. You're welcome to hit it if you like. :) — KV5Talk • 14:44, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
Nice. Tx. — KV5Talk • 19:26, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

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DYK for List of Major League Baseball hitters with four home runs in one game[edit]

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Thanks![edit]

Thanks for reverting [2] a disruptive editor at Racism and ethnic discrimination in Israel. I'm starting to think the editor's behavior has something to do with the JIDF: their account was just created a few weeks ago, and seems consistent with the ANI discussion at [3]. --Noleander (talk) 22:33, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

AfD of Major League Baseball team captains[edit]

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FLC National Treasures of Japan swords[edit]

Hi! Since you already reviewed a List of National Treasures of Japan, I thought you could help out with the following. List of National Treasures of Japan (crafts: swords) is currently a featured list candidate and listed as Nominations urgently needing reviews which means that it might fail unless somebody (you ;-) ) reviews the list. So far it received two "support" votes and one "oppose". All issues raised in the oppose vote have been addressed (the reviewer, "The Rambling Man") just needs to revisit the page). I'd be happy if you could take the time to review the list and leave comments, questions, suggestions and a vote ("support" or "oppose") on the nomination page. Thanks. bamse (talk) 09:43, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

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Nomination of List of largest single day Jeopardy! winnings for deletion[edit]

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Question[edit]

How does season four look? --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 15:17, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, when I did a read through of the summaries, I tweaked them a bit so that they no be copy-vio, but just to be on the safe side I'll ask for a copy-edit, better that way, right? You deserve credit, I mean you did add some useful info. into the season page, so, besides it might be best not to do it alone. ;) And by that I mean nominate it alone, kinda scary. Yeah, I want to get this over with so I can start work on season five. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 15:37, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I guess we should delete the current ones, and rewrite them. Well, I'm glad that info. is available for the new season, cause I just started work for the season premiere, the second episode, and the live episode, so I guess we're set with the first few episodes, and you don't have to break a sweat. ;) Maybe we can get those DYK?'s right this time, you know. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 16:10, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
Alright, alright, I got it, don't need to yell at me. :) Yes, I went hardcore, I'm trying to be ready so that we don't have the same problem we're having with season four, so. I'm ready, I'm gonna do what I did with "Emanuelle Goes to Dinosaur Land" and "I Do Do", meaning create it the day after the broadcast, which I believe I did with the two, or the same day but after it has aired, cause I want a DYK? out of it. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 16:31, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Hey, is that DYK? I submit for "The Fabian Strategy" a good one? --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 03:39, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Oooh, that's a good hook. If they have a problem with it I'll change it to that, and you can get credit as you suggested it. So, what do you think of the plot from the episode? I'm only asking if you saw the premiere, if not then don't answer this. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 05:02, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm gonna fix the run-on sentences, I promise you that. :) Hey, do you think I should add in Liz and Carol's plot what Liz tells him at the end, you know see you October 14 which so happens to be the live episode or do I not add it at all? I need a second opinion about this. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 20:40, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Re: 1946 National League tie-breaker series[edit]

I should be able to finish it up within the next two weeks. Been so busy with offwiki matters that I've barely had time to handle FTC; heck I've reviewed maybe one GA this month, lol. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 03:26, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

So I'm finally getting off my lazy butt and finishing this one. Better late than never I guess. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 02:16, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

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It's me again[edit]

Hey Stax. I'm (finally) finished with the data entry for the Phillies roster. I have one lead done, and I'd like your opinion before I get in too deep. If there's anything I can do for you, let me know. Thanks! — KV5Talk • 16:32, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

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The Gift of the Woodi[edit]

Hi Staxringgold, I noticed you first created the What Is… Cliff Clavin? article. I'm assuming you are a Cheers fan). I am hoping that you will be sympathetic to my cause. I created the The Gift of the Woodi article years ago to cover the Cheers episode in which Woody sings the K-E-L-L-Y song. People who apparently know nothing about Cheers are threatening to delete this article. Please take a look at the article and judge for yourself.Clerks. (talk) 19:15, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your feedback. I appreciate your participation in the discussion. I disagree with your opinion, as I believe Wikipedia is better for having this article.Clerks. (talk) 19:49, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

WikiCup 2010 September newsletter[edit]

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We are half-way through our final round, entering the home straight. New Orleans TonyTheTiger (submissions) leads at the time of writing with 1180 points, immediately followed by Hungary Sasata (submissions) with 1175 points. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) closely follows in third place with 1100 points. For those who are interested, data about the finalists has been compiled at Wikipedia:WikiCup/History/2010/finalists, while a list of content submitted by all WikiCup contestants prior to this round has been compiled at Wikipedia:WikiCup/History/2010/Submissions. As ever, anything contestants worry may not receive the necessary attention before the end of the round (such as outstanding GA or FA nominations) is welcome at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews, and please remember to continue offering reviews yourself where possible. As always, the judges are available to contact via email, IRC or their talk pages, and general discussion about the Cup is welcome on the WikiCup talk page.

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Oh goody[edit]

Looks like there's probably going to be a tie-breaker article to write after tomorrow's games are done. Both SanFran and Atlanta have to win to prevent one. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 22:56, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

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30 Rock Season 4[edit]

Sorry to bother you with this... again, but since there's a deadline for the 30 Rock seasons page, October 18 I believe, I was wondering if you can look over the plot summaries, which I worked on with what you suggested that I do and stuff, and tell me what you think, and if everything is set for a nomination at FLC. I would appreciate this A LOT. ;) --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 02:16, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

FYI Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/30 Rock (season 4)/archive1. Courcelles 23:37, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : LV (September 2010)[edit]

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The WikiCup 2010 Award for Featured Lists[edit]

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WikiCup 2010 Final 8[edit]

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WikiCup 2010 October newsletter[edit]

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The 2010 WikiCup is over! It has been a long journey, but what has been achieved is impressive: combined, participants have produced over seventy featured articles, over five hundred good articles, over fifty featured lists, over one thousand one hundred "did you know" entries, in addition to various other pieces of recognised content. A full list (which has yet to be updated to reflect the scores in the final round) can be found here. Perhaps more importantly, we have our winner! The 2010 WikiCup champion is Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), with an unbelievable 4220 points in the final round. Second place goes to New Orleans TonyTheTiger (submissions), with 2260, and third to New South Wales Casliber (submissions), with 560. Congratulations to our other four finalists – War ensign of the German Empire Navy 1848-1852.svg White Shadows (submissions), Bennington Flag.svg William S. Saturn (submissions), Connecticut Staxringold (submissions) and Colombia ThinkBlue (submissions). Also, congratulations to Hungary Sasata (submissions), who withdrew from the competition with an impressive 2685 points earlier in this round.

Prizes will also be going to those who claimed the most points for different types of content in a single round. It was decided that the prizes would be awarded for those with the highest in a round, rather than overall, so that the finalists did not have an unfair advantage. Winning the featured article prize is New South Wales Casliber (submissions), for five featured articles in round 4. Winning the good article prize is Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), for eighty-one good articles in round 5. Winning the featured list prize is Connecticut Staxringold (submissions), for six featured lists in round 1. Winning the picture and sound award is Flag of St. Louis, Missouri.svg Jujutacular (submissions), for four featured pictures in round 3. Winning the topic award is Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), for forty-seven articles in various good topics in round 5. Winning the "did you know" award is New Orleans TonyTheTiger (submissions), for over one hundred did you knows is round 5. Finally, winning the in the news award is Republic of Ireland Candlewicke (submissions), for nineteen articles in the news in round three.

The WikiCup has faced criticism in the last month – hopefully, we will take something positive from it and create a better contest for next year. Like Wikipedia itself, the Cup is a work in progress, and ideas for how it should work are more than welcome on the WikiCup talk page and on the scoring talk page. Also, people are more than welcome to sign up for next year's competition on the signup page. Well done and thank you to everyone involved – the Cup has been a pleasure to run, and we, as judges, have been proud to be a part of it. We hope that next year, however the Cup is working, and whoever is running it, it will be back, stronger and more popular than ever. Until then, goodbye and happy editing! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn, Fox and The ed17 03:11, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

WikiCup 2010 Ribbon of Participation[edit]

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30 Rock Season 4 and 5[edit]

In what way were my corrections to the 30 Rock viewing figures vandalism to the previous editor? If an episode was watched by 4.996 million it rounds up to 5.0, does it not? Similarly, 5.66 rounds up to 5.7 - that is correct. I'm getting a little tired of making any edit whatsoever to Wikipedia and some militant member comes and gets rid of it. You submit your work and anyone can change it - why do some users have such a problem with their work being changed? RM-47 (talk) 00:00, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

No worries, apology accepted. It seems like there's quite a few ratings mistakes in the 30 Rock episode list. A number of them seem to need rounding up correctly. Maybe I'll get around to it, unless somebody else spots it. RM-47 (talk) 00:30, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

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Re: List of Major League Baseball players with a career .330 batting average[edit]

Thanks for the message, Staxringold. I've just re-worded the "considered rare" part in the article and added a source. As for .330, that just seemed like a good cutoff, in my personal opinion. There are much fewer players over .340, and a lot between .320 and .330. - PM800 (talk) 14:28, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Good point. Although of course, there was no source for .325 either. I also just found this 1959 Baseball Digest article. It's an interesting read, if nothing else. - PM800 (talk) 15:03, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

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30 Rock (season 4) at FLC[edit]

Hey Stax. This list is close, but the reasonable objection over grammar in episode summaries is outstanding. Anything you could do to push it along? The Rambling Man (talk) 17:31, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

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Pete Rose[edit]

Hi there,

I know it may seem silly, but I keep editing the caption of Pete Rose on the "3000 hit club" page because mentioning his 4256 hits in the caption is irrelevant because the page isn't about his 4256 hits. Mentioning his 3000th hit is, IMO, very relevant. I'm just trying to provide the best information, as are you, and I just wanted to explain my actions.

Best wishes, -Jason 66.213.24.10 (talk) 15:58, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

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Wesley Clark[edit]

Hi ! I've translated this article for the french wp and I try to make it a featured one. So I have several questions about your version (I say "your" because you seem to be the main contributor), could you answer to it, please ?

  • About topic concerning Bosnia you say that Clark followed Holbrooke on a mountain road before being attacked during the first week. Is that possible to know the exact date of this "first week" ?
  • I'm not sure to have well translated this section. Are that the Bosnian fighters who led the wounded man to the hospital ? Why did they do that ?
  • The article says "The bombing was noted for its high degree of accuracy, with estimated 495 civilian deaths and 820 wounded reported to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia as a result of the entire campaign" in the Kosovo war section. Why talking about "accuracy" while the ICTY said so many civilians were killed ? You mean that all the targets have been destroyed successfully ?

I'm sorry for language mistakes, if any :). Could you answer me on my french page please ? Thank you ! Petit Djul (talk) 15:24, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

  • I haven't touched the article or source material in a long time, so I don't know. Though I will say 495 civilian deaths is not "so many" at all, that's an exceedingly low total for a large scale bombing campaign. Staxringold talkcontribs

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Albert Farrington[edit]

Hi Staxringold, do we know the lifetime dates of Albert Farrington of this? Regards Hekerui (talk) 11:07, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

I tend to agree that it's mostly taken care of, but if one wanted to make as a good a case as can be, what would be the rationale for the UK in that case regarding Farrington, considering that he's a known contributor? Hekerui (talk) 14:41, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

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'59 tiebreaker[edit]

Hey. Just checking to see how that's coming along. I'll try to start working on one of the three remaining articles to get that topic wrapped up, though with all the other stuff i do here now who knows. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 20:32, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

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Online Ambassadors[edit]

I saw the quality of your contributions at DYK and clicked on over to your user page and was pretty impressed. Would you be interested in helping with the WP:Online_Ambassadors program? It's really a great opportunity to help university students become Wikipedia contributers. I hope you apply to become an ambassador, Sadads (talk) 23:27, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Romania ties[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Romania ties has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. — This, that, and the other (talk) 11:00, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Help?[edit]

Hello I saw you work with baseball articles and maybe you would be interested in helping 2009 Little League World Series get to GA status? Its currently at Peer Review. I know you work with professional baseball but maybe you can give it a look. Its important event for the city of Chula Vista which im trying to expand coverage of for their centennial this year. Its ok if you dont want too help. Spongie555 (talk) 04:16, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

MIP[edit]

FYI: the Miss Intercontinental page that you deleted before was renamed into another title Miss Intercontinental Pageant with basically the same content. --Ped Admi (talk) 00:57, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Proposed new WikiProject University of Connecticut[edit]

I remember you mentioning to me at one point that you were a Connecticut Huskies fan, so I thought I'd ping you with this:

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You are cordially invited to join the newly-proposed WikiProject University of Connecticut, designed to promote collaboration and improvement on UConn-related articles on Wikipedia. Specifically, the following articles are proposed to be within the new WikiProject's scope:

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  • Notable alumni, including both athletes and non-athletes.

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Re: Alicia Fox[edit]

I did! I'm just trying to clear some of the backlog on my watchlist. :( Gone four days and it seems I have a mountain of revisions to check. I should get to it soon. Thanks for the review by the way! NiciVampireHeart 02:18, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

WikiCup 2011 January newsletter[edit]

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We are half way through round one of the WikiCup. Signups are now closed, and we have 129 listed competitors, 64 of whom will make it to round two. Congratulations to Cherokeenationalflag.png The Bushranger (submissions), who, at the time of writing, has a comfortable lead with 228 points, followed by Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), with 144 points. Four others have over 100 points. Congratulations also go to Greece Yellow Evan (submissions), who scored the first points in the competition, claiming for Talk:Hurricane King/GA1, Principality of Sealand Miyagawa (submissions), who scored the first non-review points in the competition, claiming for Dognapping, and United Kingdom Jarry1250 (submissions) who was the first in the competition to use our new "multiplier" mechanic (explanation), claiming for Grigory Potemkin, a subject covered on numerous Wikipedias. Thanks must also go to Jarry1250 for dealing with all bot work- without you, the competition wouldn't be happening!

A running total of claims can be seen here. However, numerous competitors are yet to score at all- please remember to submit content soon after it is promoted, so that the judges are able to review entries. The number of points that will be needed to reach round two is not clear- everyone needs to get their entries in now to guarantee their places! If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 22:43, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

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2009 WS[edit]

I'd say maybe go to PR first just to make sure everything's covered/any deadlinks are caught, then we can try fac. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 03:54, 1 February 2011 (UTC) I'll read through the article and comment at FAC thursday night. Would do it earlier but have some featured topics to promote and the GAN drive to finalize so there's no issues come march 1. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 04:36, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for 1959 National League tie-breaker series[edit]

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Re: 1959 tie-breaker[edit]

You are welcome. Happy to help. Chris (talk) 00:23, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

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DYK for List of Pittsburgh Pirates first-round draft picks[edit]

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1959 National League tie-breaker series[edit]

Hi Stax. Just a quick note to let you know about the GA review here. I found the game summaries to be particularly good reads, so I'll look again tomorrow to ensure that I have scrutinized them objectively, and I always leave the lead until the very end. On the whole it's an excellent article, and I look forward to promoting it soon. Regards, —WFC— 08:25, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

I have done some re-wording of the "aftermath" section to emphasize further the falling fortunes of the Braves which contrasts with the rising (or continuing) fortunes of the Dodgers. It's possible you'll want better wording. And if you want specifics for their positions in each year, Retrosheet could be a good source,[4] or the MLB site for that matter. I think the closest they came again to first place was 7 games behind, in 1960, and they finished double-digits behind pretty much every year after that. Basically, they were competitive but not strong enough to win the pennant. There was also a resultant decline in attendance which helped fuel the drive to Atlanta. I was expecting to see a list of Braves year-by-year records somewhere, but I didn't find one. Maybe I looked in the wrong places. Anyway, 1959 was a watershed year. It established and legitimized the Dodgers in L.A., and while they didn't know it at the time, the fun was over in Milwaukee after several giddy years. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 13:13, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
Notice I made more of a thing of it immediately above than in the article. But if you think it's still editorializing too much, feel free to fix it. :) ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 13:27, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

L.A. Coliseum[edit]

The official baseball guides had "92,500" as the baseball seating capacity for the Coliseum, which was probably a round number. Capacity could be more like 100,000 for football and other events. However, "over 90,000" is certainly a safe figure. The three World Series crowds ranged between 92,300 and 92,700. The largest-ever regular season crowd was about 78,000, as the seats in the east end of the stadium were too far away, but they were opened up during the World Series, resulting in those huge crowds. The folks in the lower rows of the east-end seating probably got a good view of the right field fence and not much else. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 02:14, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

I'm worthless at doing the proper citations, so I'll give it to you: Official Baseball Guide 1960, compiled by J.G. Taylor Spink in collaboration with Paul A. Rickart and Clifford Kachline, published by Charles C. Spink & Son, St. Louis, Missouri (The Sporting News Publishing Company). Page 51, Los Angeles Dodgers info: "Park Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Figueroa and Exposition Streets. Seating Capacity: 92,500". 1958 and 1959 editions say 94,600. 1961 edition says 92,500, same as 1960. That covers the 4 years the Dodgers were there. Largest crowd ever was 93,103, "Roy Campanella Night" on May 7, 1959. Hard telling where 2,100 seats went between the beginning of 1959 and the beginning of 1960, if they even existed. "Over 90,000" is still a safe bet. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 05:22, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Herbie Hewett/archive1[edit]

Thanks for your comments at this review, I have responded to each of your points, and hoped you could revisit? Harrias talk 12:37, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Good point with regards to the cap: it's linked now. Nice to get input from outside the cricketing world, it's so easy just to slip jargon in without even realising it! Harrias talk 14:54, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

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MLB[edit]

If anything happens over WikiProject way that deserves my attention, let me know. Otherwise, I've un-watchlisted it. I have too much important work to do writing content to worry about politics.

Starting to get disenfranchised again... — KV5Talk • 01:43, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

I regret to inform you that one of your featured sounds uploads was delisted. However another of your uploads, the original, unedited version of the same song, was promoted in it's place. Details are at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates/delist/A Long Way to Tipperary. Sven Manguard Wha? 22:14, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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WikiCup 2011 February newsletter[edit]

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So begins round two of the WikiCup! We now have eight pools, each with eight random contestants. This round will continue until the end of April, when the top two of each pool, as well as the next 16 highest scorers of those remaining, will make it to round three. Congratulations to Cherokeenationalflag.png The Bushranger (submissions) (first, with 487 points) and Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions) (second, with 459), who stormed the first round. Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished third with 223. Twelve others finished with over 100 points- well done to all of you! The final standings in round one can be seen here. A mere 8 points were required to reach round two; competition will no doubt be much more fierce this round, so be ready for a challenge! A special thanks goes, again, to United Kingdom Jarry1250 (submissions) for dealing with all bot work. This year's bot, as well as running smoothly, is doing some very helpful things that last year's did not. Also, thanks to Bavaria Stone (submissions) for some helpful behind-the-scenes updating and number crunching.

Some news for those who are interested- March will see a GAN backlog elimination drive, which you are still free to join. Organised by WikiProject Good articles, the drive aims to minimise the GAN backlog and offers prizes to those who help out. Of course, you may well be able to claim WikiCup points for the articles you review as part of the drive. Also ongoing is the Great Backlog Drive, looking to work on clearing all of the backlogs on Wikipedia; again, incentives are offered, and the spirit of friendly competition is alive, while helping the encyclopedia is the ultimate aim. Though unrelated to the WikiCup, these may well be of interest to some of you.

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