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Arthur Schultz

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The WikiProject: Good Articles Newsletter (January 2013)

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GA review

Still waiting for a conclusion on the American Gangster review. igordebraga 16:37, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Can you take another look? igordebraga 14:46, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Midas award

Can you look at User:Jclemens/Midas and give me some feedback on it? Cheers, Jclemens (talk) 05:27, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Venric Mark

Mifter (talk) 12:03, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Image comment

Hi. Would you mind weighing in on this discussion about image use for Aaliyah (album)? You seem to be very experienced in GA/FA article reviews and media reviews, and any comments would be appreciated. Dan56 (talk) 17:45, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Great idea with picture series

Unfortunately for me, Pauley Pavillion didn't allow lenses longer than 3" in my last visit. I even got hassled at the door that my small lens was removable (like I was gonna throw anything that valuable).—Bagumba (talk) 23:43, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Phil Pressey

Orlady (talk) 08:07, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Television/Seasons for creation

I'm afraid that creating season pages of Twin Peaks is unnecessary. Must we duplicate text material about the whole two-season series? One-season shows should not be duplicated into season pages.

Also, making award-winning seasons the high-priority is... too many words I cannot adequately describe, but it's something that I would not put into top. I've created Cheers (season 3) as part of top priority not because of awards, but due to big changes. One actor died, while another debuted. There were two pregnant actresses, but one's pregnancy was not incorporated. Even I want to make the fourth season the top priority due to Woody Harrelson and my following the chronological order. --George Ho (talk) 10:12, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

If you have no objections, I'm going to remove seasons of Twin Peaks because total amount of episodes is thirty (30). Same for two-series British series Extras because total is twelve (12). --George Ho (talk) 04:22, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
All right. Out of all contributors of Twin Peaks (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views), whom shall we contact first? --George Ho (talk) 04:31, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
I've made RFC in Talk:Twin Peaks. --George Ho (talk) 04:50, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

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Main page appearance: first inauguration of Barack Obama

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Talk:Patrick Omameh/GA1

I have started the GA review for Patrick Omameh. Just so you are aware, this is my first GA review, so please pardon any goof ups, as I am fairly inexperienced at this. AutomaticStrikeout (TC) 03:59, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

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Howard FA

Hi Tony: I thought I would give you some background of where I am coming from offline from the FA. I reviewed an FA before, and also pointed out that a books that was available. One reviewer said that they had read the book before, and that there was nothing new there. When I later read the book, after the FA passed, I felt there was a lot of key points that were missing from the article. I really think books offer a bigger-picture, comprehensive perspective that is missing from new/magazine articles. As I said, I wont oppose for the lack of them. However, in this specific case, it might help fill in his life before high school if other sources can't be found. FYI: I'll be offline for a few days.—Bagumba (talk) 22:07, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

FYI, I haven't forgot about the FA. I'll try to get back to it by this week.—Bagumba (talk) 00:38, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Cardiff template

Good morning Tony,

May I ask you the reason for this revision?
Also how is one supposed to access the content?
 – Gareth Griffith-Jones – The WelshBuzzard – 09:57, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for replying
 – Gareth Griffith-Jones – The WelshBuzzard – 17:12, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

New Pavilion pic

I added it to the article for now - on my monitor there was a blank space where one last pic would fit. Alternatively, we could swap it for the lower right pic in the lead composite. I think the Gehry article should have one image of each of his major works, and the current image of the pavilion there is better in terms of giving the reader an idea of what that looks like (so the new pic does not need to be in the Gehry article). Ruhrfisch ><>°° 13:28, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Your layout looks OK on my monitor too - with all the different platforms possible, no single layout is going to be ideal for every machine. If you want me to swap it into the lead composite (lower right), please say so. While it is a very nice picture, at 300 pixels wide (or fewer) it really does not show much of the bandshell part of the pavilion itself, though it does give a good idea of the dramatic skyline and background. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 13:03, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
The problem with Trellis (architecture) is that it is such a short article there is not much room for more than two pictures. If I had to pick one to add, it would be the view from the stage as the trellis against the sky shows up more clearly in that photo. I like the picture of the crowd, but the trellis / lattice is harder to see there. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 04:31, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you!

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Congrats on getting another article promoted to GA status. AutomaticStrikeout (TC) 20:13, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Sucker M.C.'s

Regarding my revision to Sucker M.C.'s. I am the one who added the remark that Davy DMX created the beat in the first place. After speaking with Davy DMX personally and getting the facts (it was in fact Orange Krush member Trevor Gale who created the beat) I removed my edits to the page. I don't know how to make comments in the edit section (sorry not that Wiki-savy). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:52, 19 January 2013 (UTC)


This is Aurora, Illinois, right? Seeing some stupid comments on FPC made me feel like doing some Chicago stuff. Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:59, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Interested in creating an article?

Hi Tony - Wondered if you'd be interested in creating anarticle. It;s right in your wheelhouse - a Michigan player. Looking for someone to create Steve Grote - he's a redlink on Template:United States Squad 1974 FIBA World Championship and UM named their hustle award for him. He went on to be announcer after his playing days were over. Interested? Rikster2 (talk)

I'll put him on my list, but he's not at the top.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 12:15, 20 January 2013 (UTC)


Yeah thank you TonyTheTiger! Just saying, I'm working on getting Money in the Bank (2011) to GA as well, which is also part of WP:CHICAGO. All thanks to Chicago's great wrestling crowds which make the shows so much better, as I pretty much only have time to improve the articles of excellent shows. Starship.paint (talk) 05:05, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Is it okay if I close this nomination? Perhaps you can re-shoot once you incorporate the tips from Muhammad and JJ Harrison. Jujutacular (talk) 19:26, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Re: Lens Image

Hi, the 18-55mm lens was shot in a single image (not stacked). The macro lens that I use, provides decent DOF when it is not used at macro level. The lighting was provided by a bounced external flash. Bouncing the light usually gives very good results (Kumar_Anish.jpg) without the need of an elaborate setup. The picture was of course taken indoors though I'm not quite sure why I never nominated it. These two images Rambutan white background alt.jpg and Pistachio macro whitebackground NS.jpg utilize similar technique but with focus stacking --Muhammad(talk) 10:35, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

The image does not meet the new resolution requirements. I'll nominate once I reprocess the original. --Muhammad(talk) 14:58, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 January 2013

FA review - Joe West

Hi Tony - I apologize for prematurely striking through your comments at the Joe West FA. It was based on my limited GA experience, but I realize that this is different and I won't do that again. Again, I'm sorry! EricEnfermero Howdy! 08:26, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

South Side, Chicago

I've started the GA review for South Side, Chicago, and listed some issues that seem to need attention. Take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks for your work on this one! -- Khazar2 (talk) 14:28, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Just to let you know

Your contributions are ggggggggrrrrrreeeaaaattttttt!!!!!!!Bashereyre (talk) 17:21, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

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Just a heads up. Saw the FPC discussion that mentioned them, reviewed, and think that it certainly serves no useful purpose a year and a half later. Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:24, 31 January 2013 (UTC)