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CVUA

Hi Guðsþegn! I'm Electriccatfish2 and I will be your CVUA instructor. I would like you to please read WP: VAND and answer the following:

  1. Which anti-vandalism tool(s) would you like to learn how to use (STiki, Huggle, Igloo, Twinkle)?
  2. Which of the following advanced module(s) would you like to learn (Username policy, AFTv5, New Page Patrolling)?

Best, Electric Catfish 00:18, 10 August 2012 (UTC).

Thanks for agreeing to tutor me. I have read VAND. Regarding the AV tools, I have downloaded Huggle, but since I have yet to use any of them, I am open to suggestion. Which do you think is the best program (most versatile or most intuitive), given an internet connection at home that is less than stellar? Regarding advanced policies, I think I would like to learn both username policy and NPP. Thanks, Electric Catfish. I look forward to working/learning with you.   Guðsþegn    18:23, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
Okay. You will need rollback rights to use Huggle or Igloo, which you will most likely get at the end of the course. I can request STiki access for you before you get rollback rights, however. I personally only use STiki, but if you want, after the course, I can get you another instructor who will teach you Huggle and/or Igloo. Best, Electric Catfish 12:47, 12 August 2012 (UTC).
Great, let's go with Stiki now (Huggle or Igloo later). What's first?   Guðsþegn    17:22, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

I started using Stiki. It's pretty cool. Guðsþegn (talk) 05:09, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

I've made about 200 STiki decisions in the last two days. If this is not what I should be doing for CVU/A, please let me know. Guðsþegn (talk) 04:50, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
Hi! The goal of the CVUA is to train users how to fight vandalism. You're doing great; keep it up! As for Huggle and Igloo, I'll teach it to you after you get rollback. Best, Electric Catfish 00:19, 15 August 2012 (UTC).

Welcome to STiki !

Hello, Guðsþegn, and welcome to STiki! Thank you for your recent contributions using our tool. We at STiki hope you like using the tool and decide to continue using it in the future. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Here are some pages which are a little more fun:

  • The STiki leaderboard - See how you are faring against other STiki users!
  • Userboxes - Do not hesitate to wear the STiki label with pride by choosing from a selection of userboxes!

We hope you enjoy maintaining Wikipedia with STiki! If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions don't hesitate to drop a note over at the STiki talk page and we'll be more than happy to help. Again, welcome, and thanks! West.andrew.g (developer) and DBigXray 05:35, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

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CVUA Test 1

  1. Please briefly describe what vandalism is.
  2. Am I allowed to get in an edit war while reverting vandalism?
  3. What should I do after I spot vandalism? (3 steps)
  4. Please list 3 ways how to spot vandalism.
  5. If an entire article is vandalism, what should you do?
  6. Is making test edits considered vandalism?


  1. Vandalism is intentionally editing Wikipedia (specifically article space) in an effort to degrade the reputation of the encyclopedia as an encyclopedia. YesY
  2. Edit wars are not allowed. N You are allowed to get in an edit war while reverting vandalism or BLP violations.
  3. Revert the vandalism, warn the vandal, look for more vandalism by the vandal, report vandal to admin if necessary YesY YesY YesY
  4. Patrol recent changes, check your watchlist, check edit histories of suspicious edits, use STiki YesY YesY YesY
  5. Revert to a previous non-vandalized state of the article (manually if necessary), or if the article was created for vandalism then nominate it for speedy deletion YesY
  6. No, if not intentionally done to compromise Wikipedia; but revert anyway (as good faith revert) YesY


-- Guðsþegn (talk) 01:41, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity August 2012 newsletter

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ICHTHUS

August 2012

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 341 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, User:David_FLXD, User:Alexsbecker, User:Penguin 236, User:Gugi001, User:John D. Rockerduck, and User:Margaret9mary. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. We have recently added some new sections to the newsletter. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

By John Carter


Church of the month

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by User:Diliff
Frauenkirche (Church of Our Blessed Lady) in Munich, taken from the tower of St. Peter's Church


Contest of the month
We currently have a remarkable lack of Wikipedia:Wikipedia-Books. Right now, Category:Wikipedia books on Christianity contains only 12 books. We certainly could have at least one book on each major grouping within Christianity. One of the challenges for this month, then, is working to put together books on relevant topics. For this month, one contest is for editors to assemble the basic Wikipedia books for each of the main topics of the extant related projects. When finished, they should their creation of the books at the main Christianity noticeboard, and at the end of the month the project will award barnstars to those who have made a significant efforts in developing this underdeveloped content.

Also this month, we are going to have have a challenge to create and improve some of our more important missing or low-quality articles. As biographies are often a bit easier, this month we are choosing two biographies: Karl Behm, which has yet to be started, and the currently Stub-class article Nerses IV the Gracious. A barnstar will be awarded to any editor who can get these articles up to DYK quality level and ultimately selected for the DYK section of the main page.


Calendar
Thie coming month (mid-August through mid-September) includes feasts dedicated to the honor of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bartholomew the Apostle, Nativity of Mary, and the Exaltation of the Cross.

Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, William de Chesney (sheriff), Knights of Columbus, and Angelus Silesius were promoted to GA level. Our thanks and congratulations to all those involved.


Wikimedia Foundation report

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Wikinews is our sister site for developing news stories. Several events relating to Christianity, like the installation of bishops for instance, do not necessarily merit extensive coverage in wikipedia encyclopedic articles, but can and easily could be covered at greater length in a news article format. Given the number of significant news events that relate to religion, including claims of miracles, assignment of bishops and other religious leaders, church conferences, and other events, this site provides an excellent opportunity to provide in-depth coverage of current events at greater length than wikipedia.


Christian art

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Christ Crucified by Diego Velazquez.


Spotlight

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One of our newer editors, User:David_FLXD, has recently gone through much of our content related to Methodism and assessed it. We are very grateful for his efforts, and that of all the editors who have had a role in developing that content. We have every reason to believe that this will make it significantly easier for the Methodism work group to create and develop content relevant to Methodism. To help that along, we certainly encourage everyone to do what they can to help David and the other Methodism editors to bring the content relevant to their tradition to the highest possible level of quality.


I believe
... in the Holy Trinity, the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, the Arminian conception of free will through God's prevenient grace, and the regular renewal of the individual's covenant with God. I am a Methodist.



Help requests
Please let us know if there are any particular areas, either individual articles or topics, which you believe would benefit from outside help from a variety of other editors. We will try to include such requests in future issues.

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Hi! Please read WP: Cleaning up Vandalism, WP: WARN, WP: GAIV, and WP: BLOCK and let me know if you have any questions. Best, Electric Catfish 14:18, 21 August 2012 (UTC).

Done. No questions right now. What's next? Guðsþegn (talk) 05:52, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
Next, please request rollback at WP: PERM/R. Electric Catfish 13:41, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
Requested. Guðsþegn (talk) 14:33, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Your request for rollback

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Hi Guðsþegn. After reviewing your request for rollback, I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

  • Getting rollback is no more momentous than installing Twinkle.
  • Rollback should be used to revert clear cases of vandalism only, and not good faith edits.
  • Rollback should never be used to edit war.
  • If abused, rollback rights can be revoked.
  • Use common sense.

If you no longer want rollback, contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some more information on how to use rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback (even though you're not an admin). I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, but feel free to leave me a message on my talk page if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Thank you for helping to reduce vandalism. Happy editing! Calmer Waters 22:16, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I appreciate it. Guðsþegn (talk) 00:04, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

ACC tool use request

As per requirement, I need to state the following --- I requested an account on the ACC account creation interface. Guðsþegn (talk) 19:38, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Not done - Thank you for your interest in helping other users to create accounts here at ACC. Unfortunately, your application was unsuccessful on this occasion. This is because: 1). The requirement for ALL users given access to the account creation interface are to be identified to the Wikimedia Foundation due to the handling of private data. 2). There is no particular backlog or shortage of users on the team at this time. Please feel free to ask for a review of this request in a few months.
Cheers, Mlpearc (powwow) 01:10, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
Hello, Guðsþegn, sorry to say I either inadvertently deleted or never received your email message, could you please re-send. My eaddy is mlpearcwiki@gmail.com, thank you. Mlpearc (powwow) 06:34, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
Email re-sent. - Guðsþegn (talk) 20:33, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
Regarding requesting identification... I have now included the step-by-step procedure for becoming identified on the identification page. Guðsþegn (talk) 22:15, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

CVUA

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Congratulations! Please also join us as an instructor! Electric Catfish 18:17, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. - Guðsþegn (talk) 20:15, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to comment at Monty Hall problem RfC

Because of your interest in dispute resolution,, I am inviting you to comment on the following RfC:

Talk:Monty Hall problem#Conditional or Simple solutions for the Monty Hall problem?

This dispute has been going on for over ten years and there have been over 1,300,000 words posted on the article talk page (by comparison, all of the Harry Potter books together total 1,084,170 words). Over the years the dispute has been through multiple noticeboards, mediators, and even the Arbitration Committee without resolving the conflict, so a lot of wisdom is needed here. --Guy Macon (talk) 00:46, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Island Timberlands

Thank you for your note regarding your removal of my edits for Island Timberlands. My edits were in fact useful as they removed information that was inaccurate and not relevant to the topic of the page or to readers looking for information on Island Timberlands. I have since returned to the page and made my edits again. I have also inlcuded some information on safety certification, whcih Island Timberlands holds. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TracySteele00 (talkcontribs) 01:16, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations from STiki!

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The Anti-Vandalism + STiki Barnstar
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Congratulations, Guðsþegn! You're receiving this barnstar because you recently crossed the 1,000 classification threshold using STiki. We thank you both for your contributions to Wikipedia at-large and your use of the tool. We hope you continue your ascent up the leaderboard and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! West.andrew.g (talk) 10:33, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Welcoming you to the participants list on AfC!

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A few tips that you might find helpful:

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Once again, welcome to the project. Mediation4u (talk) 16:27, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

AfC submissions
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I find the box above useful for AfC quick links. Hope this helps, Mediation4u (talk) 16:27, 14 September 2012 (UTC) editing is fun

Talkback

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Hello, Thane. You have new messages at Wikipedia talk:Wikipedia Takes America/San Antonio.
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WikiProject Christianity September 2012 newsletter

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ICHTHUS

September 2012

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 344 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, User:Floating Boat, User:Dewey420, and User:Jpacobb. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. We have recently added some new sections to the newsletter. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

By John Carter


Church of the month

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by User:Diliff
The Chapel of Keble College, Oxford


Contest of the month
We currently have a remarkable lack of Wikipedia:Wikipedia-Books. Right now, Category:Wikipedia books on Christianity contains only 12 books. We certainly could have at least one book on each major grouping within Christianity. One of the challenges for this month, then, is working to put together books on relevant topics. For this month, one contest is for editors to assemble the basic Wikipedia books for each of the main topics of the extant related projects. When finished, they should their creation of the books at the main Christianity noticeboard, and at the end of the month the project will award barnstars to those who have made a significant efforts in developing this underdeveloped content.

Also this month, we are going to have have a challenge to create and improve some of our more important missing or low-quality articles. Last month's challenge articles were Karl Beth and Nerses IV the Gracious. Both articles are currently candidates for the DYK section of the main page. This month's challenge articles are the Stub-class article James Hastings and the not yet started Rudolf Sohm, A barnstar will be awarded to any editor who can get these articles up to DYK quality level and ultimately selected for the DYK section of the main page.


Calendar
Thie coming month (mid-September through mid-October) includes feasts dedicated to the honor of the Martyrs of Korea, Saint Matthew, Vincent de Paul, Michaelmas, Saint Jerome, Theresa of Lisieux, the Feast of the Guardian Angels, Francis of Assisi, Our Lady of the Rosary, and Teresa of Avila.

Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, Albertus Soegijapranata, and Reginald Heber were promoted to FA. Grade I listed churches in Greater Manchester was promoted to Featured List, and Jackie Hudson, Joyce Kilmer, Divine command theory, Bosa of York and Argument from morality were promoted to GA level. DYKs featured this past month include Church of Saint Benoit, Istanbul, All Saints Church, Hollingbourne, Neustädter Kirche, Hannover, St Mary's Church, Kirkby Lonsdale, Albert Ndongmo, If We Are the Body, List of places of worship in Tonbridge and Malling, Kulubnarti church, All Saints Church, Ulcombe, Val-Saint-Lambert Abbey, Igny Abbey, Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, Brăila, Places of Worship Registration Act 1855, Collegiate Church of San Gimignano, and St Matthew's Church, Burnley. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Wikimedia Foundation report

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As some of you may have seen, the Simple English Wikipedia has been experiencing some difficulties lately. This particular entity could be of great value to several individuals who are trying to learn English. As some of you who do speak foreign languages know, one of the most easily available, and, in general, useful learning aids for people is a text they know already, which allows them to focus on the specific words of the new language. Various recorded readings and translations of the Bible are among the best examples of this. Any efforts to try to enhance this vital means of informing a large segment of our readership is more than welcome. People interested in helping develop it are encouraged to leave a note regarding their specific articles of interest at the Christianity noticeboard. It would be wonderful if we could report some significant contributions to this sister site next month. And, of course, if we do have something to report, those involved would receive our greatest thanks.

Christian art

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The Guardian Angel by Pietro da Cortona.


Spotlight

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WikiProject Calvinism is one of our more important subprojects. It is specifically devoted to developing content relating to the Calvinist tradition, and the primary point for development of content relating to the Pilgrims, Presbyterians, Reformed churches, Congregational church, Reformed Baptists, and Low church. We definitely encourage everyone to do what they can to help this project develop the content relating to this extremely important Christian tradition.


I believe
... that human nature is insufficient for salvation, and the grace of God is required to do so. I believe that God has preordained who will and will not achieve salvation. I believe that Jesus's atonement was sufficient for the purposes for which it was done. I believe that God's grace is of such power that it can overcome any person's resistance. I believe that those whom God has chosen for salvation will, by the undeniable power of God, persevere in God's grace. I am a Calvinist.



Help requests
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Comment from S.Giora

I think it should be a mistake to dismiss note that hep hep relly was used one thousand years before crusades and that there is a connection with emperor Titus. This is historical truth.S.Giora — Preceding unsigned comment added by S.Giora (talkcontribs) 03:52, 20 September 2012 CDT

See my response on your talk page. - Guðsþegn (talk) 11:48, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Articles for Creation urgently needs your help!

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Wiki editors

Hi, it was good working with you at the event. I think the program I was thinking of was not Huggle, which is made for newchanges but Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser. Have you tried this? - - 21:58, 23 September 2012 (UTC) - — Preceding unsigned comment added by stillwaterising (talkcontribs)

I haven't tried that, I don't think. Thanks. Also, it was good working with you as well. - Guðsþegn (talk) 16:32, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

WP:MMA

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Editing contradictions page

Hi Guospegn,

I saw your message about undoing my edits on the Contradiction page. I've never made any edits to that page, ever. In fact I'm not sure that I'd ever visited it before you left me a message. Not sure what's going on here. --Negativeiamacapsicle (talk) 08:49, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

I looked into this, ..given that my welcome on your talk page just now created the page, you couldn't be responding to a message of mine there. My only message on the Contradiction page was in the edit summary on the history tab which said "(Reverted edit(s) by 216.67.23.173 identified as test/vandalism using STiki)". That edit, seen here, is definitely vandalism. If you didn't make that edit, it may be that you were using a dynamic IP address (the 216.67.23.173 number mentioned). The correction is to always use your user name to login and edit. Then you will not get messages meant for others. Hope that helps, and happy editing. -- Guðsþegn (talk) 18:28, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

evoogd20s comment

I got that info from a pokémon book and took me two hours to rephrase. I am very hurt! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Evoogd20 (talkcontribs) 02:42, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

OK, it is unlikely for you to have taken two hours to do this edit that I reverted here. I reverted it because of the test/vandalism: (1) changing "first" to "fir.t", and (2) changing "</ref> The in-game Pokédex states that Unown can make telepathic" to "</pkeununmake telepathunic". I did not revert the edit for the sentence at the end. You seem to have easily overcome that part of the deletion here, and that is fine. Thank you for contributing. I am going to assume you were kidding when you said you were "very hurt". The warning I gave did not say you were a bad person. It is labelled "test/vandalism" because sometimes new users have difficulty editing, and end up producing some jibberish, or testing, as you did (along with your positive contribution). Please do not take it to heart. Just continue positively contributing. Thank you for that. -- Guðsþegn (talk) 21:16, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Evoogd20: It is extremely hard to type a Wikipedia article on a nabi and it thinks every word is spelled wrong. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Evoogd20 (talkcontribs) 02:31, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity October 2012 newsletter

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ICHTHUS

September 2012

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 347 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, User:Dplcrnj, User:Danmuz, User:Zigzig20s, and User:Jasonasosa. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. This newsletter is one of the ways we do try to help people keep up with the project. We would always welcome any input for things to be included in it or additional editors to keep it going. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

By John Carter


Church of the month

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by User:Taxiarchos228, recently promoted to Featured Image
St. Paul's Church, Basel


Contest of the month
For the upcoming month, the contest will be to develop content related to the Christmas season, including Advent and other related topics. Please feel free to see and take part in the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Christianity noticeboard#Contest of the month - Advent/Christmas content.

One of last month's challenge articles, Rudolf Sohm, has been substantially developed by User:Jack1956 and User:StAnselm. Our deepest thanks to both of them!!

Calendar
Thie coming month (mid-October through mid-November) includes All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day and major commemorations dedicated to the honor of the Ignatius of Antioch, Luke the Evangelist, Simon the Canaanite, Saint Jude, the dedication of the Lateran Basilica, the beginning of the Nativity Fast, James of Jerusalem, Reformation Day, and others.


Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, Augustinian theodicy by User:ItsZippy was promoted to FA. Grade I listed churches in Merseyside by User:Peter I. Vardy was promoted to Featured List. The images in the Church of the Month and Christian art sections of this newsletter were promoted to Featured Picture status. John Wheelwright by User:Sarnold17, Christmas Party (The Office) by User:Gen. Quon and If We Are the Body by User:Toa Nidhiki05, were promoted to GA level. DYKs featured this past month include Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, Craiova, by User:Biruitorul, Nerses IV the Gracious by User:John Carter, Church of St Candida and Holy Cross by User:BarretB, St Laurence's Church, Morland by User:Peter I. Vardy, St Mary's Church, Longfleet by User:Bermicourt, Chor von St. Bonifatius by User:Gerda Arendt, St Andrew's Church, Penrith by User:Peter I. Vardy, Holy Rosary Cathedral (Vancouver) by User:Bloom6132, Sacred Heart Cathedral (Kamloops) by User:Bloom6132, St Columba's Church, Warcop by User:Peter I. Vardy, St Oswald's Church, Ravenstonedale by User:Peter I. Vardy, and W. E. Biederwolf by User:John Foxe. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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Portrait of John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais.
This image was promoted this past month to FM by the work of User:Spongie555. Thank you, Spongie!

Spotlight

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WikiProject Holidays/Christmas task force is the group whose purpose is to help develop the content related to the Christmas season, including Advent, New Year's, and related holidays. As many of us know, in several parts of the world, including the United States, the Christmas season is not only the time of one of the greatest holidays of the Christian liturgical year, but it is also the "make or break" time for many retailers, whose profitability for the year often depends on their success in this time of the giving of sometimes significantly expensive gifts. In other parts of the world, the winter solstice period and sometimes specifically Christmas itself means something that might surprise many Christians, like the Christmas in Japan, where Christmas is one of the times hotels receive the greatest number of, often unmarried, couples staying there for the night. The solstice season is also significant to several other religions. Many of these days are also legal holidays in several places. In Belarus, for instance, both the Western and Eastern Christmas commemorations are legal holidays. We would certainly welcome the members of this project to donate some of their time and talents in the upcoming months to improving this significant content.



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Scottish Christian Party explanation

Hi Guðsþegn, I have followed up on my talk page as you requested. Ergateesuk (talk) 18:05, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Comment from R.azz.miligi

Thanks R.azz.miligi (talk) 13:38, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Your welcome. -- Guðsþegn (talk) 14:03, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Factor V Edit

Hi, the page for factor V has no units for molecular mass, it says 330000. What is that, grams, kilograms, pounds? The accepted units is kilodaltons so I changed it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.223.191.96 (talk) 16:03, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. As I mention on your user page, it appears I made a mistake. Please accept my apology. -- Guðsþegn (talk) 16:16, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject:Articles for Creation October - November 2012 Backlog Elimination Drive

WikiProject Articles for creation Backlog Elimination Drive
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WikiProject AFC is holding a one month long Backlog Elimination Drive!
The goal of this drive is to eliminate the backlog of unreviewed articles. The drive is running from October 22, 2012 – November 21, 2012.

Awards will be given out for all reviewers participating in the drive in the form of barnstars at the end of the drive.
There is a backlog of over 1000 articles, so start reviewing articles! Visit the drive's page and help out!

EdwardsBot (talk) 00:10, 22 October 2012 (UTC)


Re Talokar

Dear sir Thanks, I am grateful for your change--I think i will later make some changes in this article, the section I had removed is quite honestly a mess both in terms of language/clarity and in terms of the various self-promotive listing of names etc that are given there by various people. As far as I could ascertain, these are a violation of various Wikipedia regulations and are neither verifiable nor true. I had in fact removed the section with the intent of rewriting the section -- however now what I shall do, is rewrite and leave a talk page note regarding the rationale behind the same. I hope that would be better. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 39.54.235.250 (talk) 05:21, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. I reverted your edit just because it appeared to be blanking a page, and there was no explanation given in the edit summary (and, let's be honest, being an edit from an unregistered user means it is more likely to be vandalism). From your response, you seem to be making good points, and I would not be against the same edit, but this time I would definitely put an edit summary explaining the edit, along with the talk page discussion you mentioned. Also, if you register as a user, it will make vandal fighters (like myself) take a second look before reverting. Thank you for caring about Wikipedia content. Happy editing. -- Guðsþegn (talk) 15:55, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations from STiki!

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The Bronze STiki Barnstar of Merit
Congratulations, Guðsþegn! You're receiving this barnstar of merit because you recently crossed the 5,000 classification threshold using STiki.

We thank you both for your contributions to Wikipedia at-large and your use of the tool.

We hope you continue your ascent up the leaderboard and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! West.andrew.g (talk) 18:18, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity October 2012 newsletter

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ICHTHUS

November 2012

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 349 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, User:Hayayika and User:Pikachu Bros.. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. This newsletter is one of the ways we do try to help people keep up with the project. We would always welcome any input for things to be included in it or additional editors to keep it going. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

By John Carter


Church of the month

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Saint-Augustin, Paris by User:Saffron Blaze

Recently promoted to Featured Image. Great work!


Contest of the month
For the upcoming month, the contest will continue with the Christmas theme, including Advent and other related topics. Please feel free to see and take part in discussion at the Christianity noticeboard.


Calendar
This coming month (mid-November through mid-December) includes the Advent season. Other major feasts are those of Margaret of Scotland, Matthew the Evangelist, Hilda of Whitby, Elizabeth of Hungary, Edmund the Martyr, the Presentation of Mary, Saint Cecilia, Clement of Rome, Catherine of Alexandria, Andrew the Apostle, Francis Xavier, Saint Barbara, John Damascene, Nicholas of Myra, Saint Ambrose of Milan, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lucy of Syracuse, and others.


Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, Crucifixion and Last Judgement diptych by, among others, User:Truthkeeper88, User:Ceoil, and User:Kafka Liz and Mitt Romney by User:Wasted Time R were promoted to FA. List of 2000s Christian Songs number ones by User:Toa Nidhiki05 was promoted to Featured List. The two images in the Church of the Month and Christian art sections of this newsletter were promoted to Featured Picture status, as were these two images of Michelangelo's Pieta Michelangelo's Pieta 5450 cropncleaned edit.jpg and of Giovanni Bellini's Saint Francis in the Desert Giovanni Bellini - Saint Francis in the Desert - Google Art Project.jpg. Derek Webb by User: Pepsi2786 and others, and Scipione Piattoli by User:Piotrus were promoted to GA level. DYKs featured this past month include Archdiocese of Râmnic, by User:Biruitorul, Diocese of Caransebeş by User:Biruitorul, Wythburn Church by User:Peter I. Vardy, St. Gumbertus, Ansbach by User:Gerda Arendt, User:Dr. Blofeld, and User:Nvvchar collectively, St. Johannis, Ansbach by User:Gerda Arendt, User:Dr. Blofeld, and User:Nvvchar collectively, Nikollë Bojaxhiu by User:ZjarriRrethues, All Saints Church, Lydd by User:Dr. Blofeld, User:Rosiestep, User:Gilderien, and User:Ipigott collectively, St Mary's Church, Acton Burnell by User:Peter I. Vardy, St Eata's Church, Atcham by User:Peter I. Vardy, Nativity of St. John the Baptist Church, Piatra Neamț by User:Biruitorul, Anna Schäffer by User:Shii, List of Archbishops of Vancouver by User: Bloom6132, James Francis Carney by User:Bloom6132, St Luke's Church, Chelsea by User:PKM and User:Johnbod, Gregory Orologas by User:Alexikoua, Ambrosios Pleianthidis by User:Alexikoua, and St Giles' Church, Barrow, by User:Peter I. Vardy. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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Three scenes of the legend of the Miraculous Sacrament, in which communion wafers were reported to bleed after being stabbed, in the St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral, Brussels by Jean-Baptiste Capronnier.
This image was promoted this past month to FM by the work of User:Alvesgaspar. Thank you, Alvesgaspar!

Spotlight

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The core topics work group is the group whose specific purpose is to help identify and develop those articles which are of greatest importance to an overall understanding of the broad subject of Christianity, based on what is included in the core topics list. These articles include some of specific churches and individuals, history, philosophical and theological matters, and more. We have had some recent discussion regarding which articles should be included in this list, and it probably makes sense to revisit the selections, and try to figure out how best to work to make them high quality articles. Discussion is beginning at WT:X regarding these matters, and all input is welcome.



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EdwardsBot (talk)

Silas (Transformers)

It is indeed copied from http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Silas, but (unfortunately) it cannot be deleted as a copyvio because that source has a compatible license - CC-BY-SA. Nor does WP:CSD#A7 apply, because that covers only real people, not fictional characters. So I have PRODded it. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 10:07, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Dispute resolution volunteer survey

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Dispute Resolution – Volunteer Survey Invite


Hello Thane. To follow up on the first survey in April, I am conducting a second survey to learn more about dispute resolution volunteers - their motivations for resolving disputes, the experiences they've had, and their ideas for the future. I would appreciate your thoughts. I hope that with the results of this survey, we will learn how to increase the amount of active, engaged volunteers, and further improve dispute resolution processes. The survey takes around five to ten minutes, and the information you provide will not be shared with third parties other than to assist in analyzing the results of the survey. No personally identifiable information will be released.

Please click HERE to participate.
Many thanks in advance for your comments and thoughts.


You are receiving this invitation because you have either listed yourself as a volunteer at a dispute resolution forum, or are a member of a dispute resolution committee. For more information, please see the page that describes my fellowship work which can be found here. Szhang (WMF) (talk) 02:46, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Articles for creation needs YOUR help!

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Articles for creation is desperately short of reviewers! We are looking for urgent help, from experienced editors, in reviewing submissions in the pending submissions queue. Currently there are 1749 submissions waiting to be reviewed and many help requests at our help desk.

Do you have what it takes?
  1. Are you familiar with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines?
  2. Do you know what Wikipedia is and is not?
  3. Do you have a working knowledge of the Manual of Style, particularly article naming conventions?
  4. Can you review submissions based on their individual merits?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then please read the reviewing instructions and donate a little of your time to helping tackle the backlog. You might wish to add {{AFC status}} or {{AfC Defcon}} to your userpage, which will alert you to the number of open submissions. Plus, reviewing is easy when you use our new semi-automated reviewing script!
Thanks in advance, Nathan2055talk - contribs

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
  • Hashtag #wikiloveslib or #glamwiki.
  • Registration http://wll-seattle.eventbrite.com or use on-wiki regsistration.

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 04:07, 1 December 2012 (UTC)