User talk:Sunsetsunrise

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PeterSymonds

Canadian Ivy League[edit]

Hey there, I've been working on the Canadian Ivy League article for a while now, but an IP editor has been reverting changes as I make them, although I've supplied a boatload of citations and reasonings for why the article can be fleshed out. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind looking at the article and letting me know what you think/posting your thoughts in the discussion there. Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by AccuratEdit (talkcontribs) 00:25, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Typos![edit]

Hi, hopefully you don't take this the wrong way, but I reverted some of the edits you made, since there were some glaring typos! For example, One of oldest school in Montreal, McGill... isn't grammatically correct, and definitely not the best for the lead! I'm sure your edits were spurred by peer review contributions, but recall that McGill IS one of the oldest universities in Canada: Université Laval was first in 1663, followed by University of New Brunswick in 1785 (oldest English-speaking university in Canada), followed by University of King's College in 1789, then Saint Mary's University in 1802, then Dalhousie University in 1818, and McGill in 1821. As far as I'm aware, McGill is the 6th oldest university in all of Canada, and is likely one of the top in the 15 oldest post-secondary institutions of the nation. I added a citation to reflect that, and something to consider about the peer review is that most of the Ivy League schools have Misc./Pop culture reference sections... should McGill's be removed, when an encyclopedia is meant to provide as much info as possible?

Please do move the sections as you previously did if you wish, but PREVIEW before finalizing, and make sure to remove excess spaces beneath finalized section moves, since they show up very clearly as white gaps! Many other university pages also have Athletics separate, which is why I left it as such, so if you want to look into that, please do! Thanks!AccuratEdit (talk) 00:33, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Hey, I'm trying to improve the lead somewhat, can you find anything that states not to repeat article citations in the lead? The University of Toronto, Queen's University and University of British Columbia utlize rankings in their leads and all use citations. Some of the citations I've added are not in the article as well, but some are just for convenience (those could be changed easily though).AccuratEdit (talk) 20:52, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Response by PeterSymonds[edit]

Hi Sunsetsunrise. Unfortunately there's no list of articles that have appeared on the main page, but you can check one against WP:Featured articles that haven't been on the main page. The list is updated regularly, usually by Bole2 (talk · contribs). The article's primary contributor is usually the nominator (for selfnoms anyway), so you can find this at WP:List of Wikipedians by featured article nominations. The author appears on the left with the articles on the right (former featured articles are shown by rust coloured stars).

You can put anything you like on your userpage. You may want to use Userboxes to cover yourself: personality, interests, beliefs, Wikipedia work — just about everything's covered really! See User:DBD for an example of this. Also, you could divide it up into sections like User:Judgesurreal777 by creating subpages (create them in the same way you would a sandbox). Hope this helps, and if you need any further help, let me know. :) Best, PeterSymonds | talk 07:24, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

McGill University[edit]

Hi Sunsetsunrise. I've had a read through and it's good. However, it needs some work to get it to FA status, so here's what I suggest:

  • Read Wikipedia:What is a featured article? for some pointers. Also, compare it to Duke University, a FA, and see what how the information is presented.
  • Open a peer review for the article by following the instructions at that page. For the reason, write that you wish to get it to FA one day.
  • Consult the volunteers list and ask those who have specified an interest in the article. The Society and Social Sciences will be the best bet. Also ask a few from the "General copyediting" section to copyedit the article (basic grammar, MOS issues etc).
  • Once the peer review is complete (wait at least a week, and ensure that you have at least three reviews for security), it would be good to get the article copyedited once again. I prefer that it's done by someone uninvolved with the article (perhaps ask someone at the WP:PRV page that you didn't ask before), but it's up to you.
  • Nominate for FA!

Hope this helps! PeterSymonds | talk 08:08, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

PR error[edit]

Don't worry, these things happen to us all. I've requested the deletion of archive2 per WP:CSD#G7, so that'll then leave you with archive1 as the only peer review page. I've also fixed the talk page so it links to archive1. The peer review's working okay; editors will be able to add their comments. I'll have a proper read through it and leave mine tomorrow (GMT 23:08, no time right now!). Any further queries don't hesitate to contact me. Best, PeterSymonds | talk 22:09, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

McGill University[edit]

I would be happy to. However, I am very busy and will be busy until the end of this month. I will make a note to review it when I get some free time. KnightLago (talk) 15:00, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

I'm afraid I can't help you much on this one. I don't have much experience working on articles above a B class, so I don't really know what to look for to improve a GA class article. The only thing I can think of is you can ask the same thing at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Universities. Sorry I can't be of more help. --Eruhildo (talk) 22:00, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Flag of Canada[edit]

Hi, could you please respond back at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Flag of Canada? Cheers! Gary King (talk) 03:15, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Images[edit]

Hmm, how odd. On the left, you click "Upload file" in the "toolbox" section below the search bar. A screen with a blue background should appear, listing all the different licenses for the file. Click on the one you want and the upload form appears.

  • Below the terms, conditions etc. at the top, there's a box called "source filename". Click "browse" and search for the image you want to upload, which will be stored somewhere on your computer.
  • The "destination filename" box below will be automatically filled by the file's name, followed by the extension (.jpg, .png or something else). Bitmap files can't be uploaded. If the title of the image is obscure on your computer (eg.pf88382.jpg), change the title to a description (eg. Tower Bridge, London England.jpg). Remember to keep the extension or the file won't upload properly.
  • In the "summary" box, type the details. For the source (if it's not self-made), make sure you're specific, ie. the full website, or "scanned from [title] p. [29] by [Author]. The other_versions is generally left blank, unless you're uploading multiple versions of the same image.
  • Next, select the licensing. That depends on what the licensing is. Sometimes it's filled in automatically, but if it's not, choose from the drop-down list.
  • Then click "upload file". After a short loading period, you're image should appear.

Let me know if these steps don't work.

As for free images, I know of only two. On Flickr, you can search images that have a creative commons licence: [1] You can upload a particular image from Flickr using this tool: [2] Stock.xchung is a free image library which has several million images. Hope this helps, PeterSymonds | talk 16:55, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

McGill Uni[edit]

Hey, ive done part of my peer review for the article. Ive still got alot of it left to finish. It will be done in the next day or two. Hope this helps. Five Years 05:01, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Have completed my peer review of the article. If you need any further help on the article or clarification on any of the points, feel free to drop me a line on my talk page. Cheers. Five Years 19:35, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the comments. You may add your comments if you wish, but I'm not going to ask you to for obvious reasons. :) As for McGill, sure thing, I'll have a thorough read tonight and post my comments, either tonight or tomorrow. Thanks and best, PeterSymonds | talk 21:29, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Hi Sunsetsunrise, I wanted to say thank you for supporting my request for adminship, which passed with 100 supports, 0 opposes and 1 neutral. I wanted to get round everybody individually, even though it's considered by some to be spam (which... I suppose it is! but anyway. :)). It means a lot to me that the community has placed its trust in my ability to use the extra buttons, and I only hope I can live up to its expectations. If you need anything, or notice something that bothers you, don't hesitate to let me know. Thanks again, PeterSymonds | talk 23:14, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

I'm about half way through McGill. I have a fair few things on my list so far but I haven't cross-checked them with what's already there yet. :) But you and the others have done a fantastic job with it. PeterSymonds | talk 23:14, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

McGill[edit]

Hmm, a difficult one. I suppose the best thing would be to have a look at the webpage and see if still verifies the information. If it does, then stamp today's date on it (or tomorrow's, or Tuesday's etc). I think that's the quickest way, short of going through the page history and finding when the sources were added; but that would be incredibly tedious.

Yeah, it's partly my admin work and partly my real-life commitments that prevent me from doing anything but basic tasks at the moment. I've not forgotten though, and when I have a bit more time on my hands I'll dedicate quite a bit of time to it (as I did with Facebook and Degrassi: The Next Generation). Best, PeterSymonds (talk) 15:33, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Indeed, it's confusing, but it's been moved to the talk page. It can be found here. I'll update that link as well. :) Best, PeterSymonds (talk) 19:59, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Great job on the McGill article. Aftermatt (talk) 16:52, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia retirement[edit]

My sincere apologies about not being able to fulfill your requests (or responding sooner). Unfortunately, I have recently decided to leave Wikipedia for good, due to overwhelming studies and personal subjects.

In my place, I recommend User:Alastair Haines or User:Ceoil to do the job.

Sincerely yours, LaPianista! 17:35, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Talkback from Livitup[edit]

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Flood FAC[edit]

I've responded to your concerns at the FAC page. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs (talk) 18:28, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

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New discussion at McGill talk page[edit]

Please see Talk:McGill University#Splits and summaries and let me know what you think! Thanks! Livitup (talk) 15:03, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Re: Resignation from Artix Entertainment Project[edit]

That's perfectly understandable. School is a very time consuming thing. ^_^ You are perfectly welcome to leave the project as well as rejoin it whenever you want. I see that you've already marked yourself as inactive, so why don't you mention the reason and the estimated amount of time over there too. If you ever find yourself with some extra time, feel free to drop by - we can always use help cleaning up stuff, which is something that can be done even if you're not up to date on the game. We look forward to when you have the time to to be active in the project again. --Eruhildo (talk) 16:06, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

The Sword of Shannara[edit]

SandyGeorgia closed the FAC, so will you help me improve this so that we can re-nom it? I can't get to any more sources (the U.P. doesn't have much), including the ones listed on the talk page...could you possibly help with that? Thanks! the_ed17 00:34, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

I renominated Sword after finding the book Young Adult Fantasy Fiction so that I could add more refs. Feel free to comment or help. Cheers and thanks, -talk- the_ed17 -contribs- 02:21, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Copy of Sunsetsunrise - PeterSymonds talk of citations[edit]

I have noticed your message on your user page that you are not quite as active, so I understand any slowness in answering. However, I am still a bit confuddled about the proper ref structure. Could you possibly try to explain it in a nutshell?

I know there is always this but I always find that direct explanation is more beneficial.

I am mainly asking as to restructure the footnotes in McGill. Yes I am still working on it. =D

Thanks for any available help, Sunsetsunrise (talk) 03:12, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi there, good to see that article coming along nicely! :) By ref structure, I presume you mean the inline citations (footnotes). To insert a website source, you would do this after the punctuation in the sentence you want sourced (replacing the access date with the current date):
<ref>{{cite web |url= |title= |accessdate=12 December 2008 |work= |publisher= |date= }}</ref>
In those fields, you put the web address in the URL part; the title of the work; the date you accessed it; the work it came from (ie. a journal); the publisher; and the date it was published. There are other parameters, should you require them, in {{Cite web}}.
If you want to cite another medium (book source, newspaper, video, etc), have a look at what's available in Wikipedia:Citation templates. You should be able to find one specific to your need. The reason the parameters are used is because it gives the reader a lot more to go on. For example, if there was just a weblink and a date, there wouldn't be sufficient context to verify the website, and the reader would have to do some digging to find the full details. Alternatively, for the most common cite templates, put this into your monobook.js:
importScript('User:Mr.Z-man/refbuttons.js');
That will display the {{cite web}}, {{cite news}} and {{cite book}} in the editing buttons above the screen. In one click, they will display the necessary parameters, including an automatic access date, making life easier in terms of citing sources (after putting that into your monobook, play around with it in your userspace, so you can get the hang of it).
Is that helpful to you? Best, PeterSymonds (talk) 11:00, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
Yes, thank you so much. Sunsetsunrise (talk) 18:26, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
You're most welcome. :) PeterSymonds (talk) 18:44, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Canadian Ivy League[edit]

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