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Hello, Tbhotch! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! fetchcomms 04:09, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

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Hello, it occurs to me that we have two pages performing complementary tasks and with some minor adjustments the two could be harmonised. WP:TFAREC is the newcomer - indeed, you may not have seen it. I created it to enable TFAR nominators to see relatively quickly which similar articles had been TFA in the previous six months or so and any future scheduled TFAs. It works on a series on monthly subpages (e.g. Wikipedia:Today's featured article/recent TFAs/November 2014) which are transcluded into the "recents" page until their time is up, when they are then transcluded to the year's archive page. The table coding means that we don't have new tables every month, allowing sorting of columns across different months without difficulty. The topic headings follow the WP:FA topic headings as far as possible (e.g. "Warfare – Biography"), although I then subdivide further, and I also give country details where possible. As people in the past have been interested in knowing how long it takes for articles to reach TFA after promotion, I give this too, along with the method of selection to show the activity or otherwise of TFAR.

TFASTATS presents similar information - it has the date, country details, topic headings and of course page view statistics. However, the way the page is set up does not allow the columns to be sorted across different months; the topic headings do not follow WP:FA (e.g. "military" instead of "warfare", "nature" instead of "biology"); the country details use flag icons, which is perhaps unnecessary decoration; and the list of articles uses {{las}} to give links to history and talk etc, which again is perhaps unnecessary given the primary purpose of the page.

So... what do you think about a "page views" column being added to the monthly recent TFAs page, then combining the two pages? That way, the list of articles/dates/topics/countries only has to be created once, when the articles are scheduled for TFA, and all that needs to be thereafter is to add the page views? It should make it easier to keep the statistics up to date, and ease your workload (as you seem to be the primary updater of the page view statistics). Best wishes, BencherliteTalk 10:06, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

I have gone ahead and merged WP:TFASTATS with WP:TFAREC; I am nearly finished adding page view statistics for 2014 to Wikipedia:Today's featured article/TFAs in 2014, which will then replace Wikipedia:Today's featured article/Statistics 2014. BencherliteTalk 16:05, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Sorry for not answering before, I'll take a look. Thank you for your job. © Tbhotch (en-2.5). 01:29, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Tbhotch[edit]

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Tbhotch, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Tbhotch and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Tbhotch during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. —John Cline (talk) 09:23, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

I have closed this discussion as delete, but I will be happy to restore this into your user space if you would like to keep it. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 18:07, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Don't worry, as far as I know there's nothing I need from that page. © Tbhotch (en-2.5). 01:29, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Wikimedia genealogy project[edit]

Just wondering if you have any thoughts re: the idea of WMF hosting a genealogy project. If so, feel free to contribute to this discussion. And apologies if I have made this request before. ---Another Believer (Talk) 16:56, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, but I'm not very active nowadays. © Tbhotch (en-2.5). 01:29, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Disruptive editing problem/Not asking for consensus[edit]

HI there,

I have a problem. User: Atomic Meltdown keeps on changing the Performers table without a through discussion by Film awards members and/or people who have been involved with the FLC process? Can you tell the user to please discuss first before making changes?

--Birdienest81 (talk) 18:25, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

About your (non)participation in the January 2012 SOPA vote[edit]

Hi Tbhotch. I am Piotr Konieczny (User:Piotrus), you may know me as an active content creator (see my userpage), but I am also a professional researcher of Wikipedia. Recently I published a paper (downloadable here) on reasons editors participated in Wikipedia's biggest vote to date (January 2012 WP:SOPA). I am now developing a supplementary paper, which analyzes why many editors did not take part in that vote. Which is where you come in :) You are a highly active Wikipedian (78th), and you were active back during the January 2012 discussion/voting for the SOPA, yet you did not chose to participate in said vote. I'd appreciate it if you could tell me why was that so? For your convenience, I prepared a short survey at meta, which should not take more than a minute of your time. I would dearly appreciate you taking this minute; not only as a Wikipedia researcher but as a fellow content creator and concerned member of the community (I believe your answers may help us eventually improve our policies and thus, the project's governance). PS. If you chose to reply here (on your userpage), please WP:ECHO me. Thank you! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:01, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Book:Maya Angelou listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Book:''Maya Angelou''. Since you had some involvement with the Book:Maya Angelou' redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Steel1943 (talk) 20:01, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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Thank you, Axel, for quality lists and articles such as List of accolades received by Up and Halo, for helping hands reviewing, fighting vandalism, updating stats, creating redirects, for images and the night spent to assemble your userboxes, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (23 November 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:33, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 902nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:58, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank you so much. © Tbhotch (en-2.5). 17:03, 3 July 2015 (UTC)


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Vanjagenije (talk) 21:15, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Like a Virgin (song)#Requested move 4 August 2015[edit]

I recently started a move request. --George Ho (talk) 08:47, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Moving Burma to Myanmar - new 2015 poll[edit]

You participated in a Burma RM in the past so I'm informing you of another RM. I hope I didn't miss anyone. New move attempt of Burma>Myanmar Fyunck(click) (talk) 09:29, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Trouble (Keith Richards song)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 07:47, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Category:Singles certified gold by the Canadian Recording Industry Association[edit]

Category:Singles certified gold by the Canadian Recording Industry Association, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Ricky81682 (talk) 05:12, 17 August 2015 (UTC)