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Tagging spree[edit]

An old friend has tagged Simon Hawke, Dean Shomshak, and Jonathan Tweet. Anything you can find for those would help. BOZ (talk) 02:16, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Torchiest, I do see HighBeam hits for Simon Hawke at least: [1] [2] [3] [4] BOZ (talk) 14:10, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
Ha, I just added something I originally found there saying he's won an award. There might be some other stuff to dig out of the contemporary authors source at least. —Torchiest talkedits 14:13, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
Wow, that was bizarre, you were already working on this as I was typing my post.  ;) BOZ (talk) 14:14, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
Torchiest, the tag was removed from Tweet, so we will see if someone puts it back or tries to fight it. BOZ (talk) 15:10, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Careless (album)[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Careless (album). Thanks. EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 19:12, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

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Recent trimming of Peacock language[edit]

Hi Torchiest, I saw your helpful edits just now and I was wondering if you would be interested in working on a larger-scale trim. This idea comes from a talk page proposal here that I have been meaning to attend to, but that I realize I'm kind of being apathetic about. No worries if you're too busy or otherwise uninterested. I of all people would understand that. But I thought I'd bring it up on the off-chance that you were looking for a bit of a project. -Thibbs (talk) 15:47, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

I hadn't checked the talk page, and didn't want to do too much too quickly, but I had the same misgivings about the people included and excluded from that list myself. I'll probably continue to peck at it, but I don't plan to do anything huge all at once. Thanks for the heads up. —Torchiest talkedits 16:11, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

I just had the best misunderstanding ever[edit]

Hi there, couldn't resist passing this on -- saw your recent edit to Zoe Quinn, which summary ended with "cats are subcats of the genderless ones." At first I thought you were making some very obscure, Lovecraftian statement about our feline friends. It took me WAY too long to parse your statement. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dumuzid (talkcontribs) 03:07, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Hahah, wow, very good stuff. Thanks for the laugh. —Torchiest talkedits 03:08, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Non-diffusing categories[edit]

Please stop removing articles from the parent categories of non-diffusing categories such as Category:Women video game developers. They are non-diffusing for a very specific reason: to prevent the ghettoization of women in these industries as "not real video game developers" because they're not seen when you look at the main category. —David Eppstein (talk) 03:11, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes, I noticed that after I removed them. It wasn't my intention to cause a problem in that way. —Torchiest talkedits 03:15, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

ZQ[edit]

There is a talk page section on the categories if you'd like to discuss it. If we're going to remove one of the categories, then it should be developer not the more specific programmer. — Strongjam (talk) 15:57, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

The thing is, the entire article refers to her as a developer. Programming is one specific aspect, the code itself, and development encapsulates that as well as many other aspects of product life cycle, such as debugging. Quinn has gone through all the steps for releasing at least one game on her own. —Torchiest talkedits 16:12, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
The standard seems to be to use the programmer category in such cases though. For example Peter Molyneux, Tim Schafer, Satoru Iwata, Sid Meier, are all in Category:Video game programmers and not Category:Video game developers. — Strongjam (talk) 16:19, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Right, but they're all described as programmers in their article bodies as well, so the categories match the content. Quinn is described almost exclusively as a developer in her article. Having said that, I'm not sure there is a clear standard really. I've been poking around in these categories for a couple of days, trying to sort out any kind of pattern, and things seem fairly jumbled. I'm trying to figure out if there is any clear division supported by reliable sources somewhere, or if it's been discussed before. —Torchiest talkedits 16:27, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Actually, the first paragraph of programmer is pretty enlightening, and gets at what I was saying. Programming is one aspect of development. Perhaps Category:Video game developers should be made a subcategory of Category:Video game programmers. —Torchiest talkedits 16:30, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Weird.. Hit submit to say the same thing and got an edit conflict. I think it should, but not sure what the process to suggest that is. — Strongjam (talk) 16:32, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Category:Video game developers should probably be the parent category. — Strongjam (talk) 16:34, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
But all developers are programmers, while not all programmers are developers. It's a bit counter intuitive, but similar to how all women video game developers are video gamer developers, but not the reverse, so women VG devs is the child category. —Torchiest talkedits 17:06, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Other way around in this case, Category:Video game developers are people who are involved in game development, but not necessarily programmers (script writers, designers, produces, artists, etc...) So all video game programmers are video game developers, but not the other way around. In the broader context of programmer v.s. developer, they're usually considered synonyms although sometimes people take the labels too seriously (don't get me started on "software engineer"). — Strongjam (talk) 17:16, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

July Barnstar script[edit]

I was hoping not to have to ask you, but I can't make it work for the July drive. I haven't heard from Jonesey95 and will ping Baffle gab1978, but in case no one has gotten to it (I banged my head against it all afternoon, but there are probably things I don't know) would you please run it? Thanks very much and all the best, Miniapolis 23:43, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes, sorry you're having trouble with it. I'll run it when I get home from work today. Cheers. —Torchiest talkedits 15:02, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks very much. It was a bear to get going for some reason (I have Windows 7), and then it seemed to hang up on signature markup (I'd done all the data-file preliminary cleanup I could see). For some reason I was getting the same error messages over and over—not "client mismatch", but scary stuff like "File not found". I couldn't get past DThomsen8 to save my life, but it did get me out of weeding the garden :-). I'm game to learn this, but my learning curve is steep. Hope all's well with you and the family. Thanks again and all the best, Miniapolis 19:46, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
@Miniapolis: Done. I'm guessing the spot that hung you up was the listing for Hopea foxworthyi. That line didn't have parentheses around the word count. Took me a while to find it myself. :) —Torchiest talkedits 00:35, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
Might have been, and thanks again; learning experiences are almost always painful (at least for me :-)). All the best, Miniapolis 13:16, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
Oh, and "file not found" isn't too bad. That likely just meant the script wasn't looking in the right place, either because the file was in a different place, or there was a typo in the name. —Torchiest talkedits 16:45, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

I got stuck on the same line (no parens), but I was able to make the script work once I found that problem. I made the following change to the script to automate the month name in the table header. Use it if you want:

objOutput.WriteLine "!Old rollover total <br>(DO NOT USE FOR {{subst:#switch:{{subst:#expr:{{subst:CURRENTMONTH}}+1}} |1=JANUARY|2=FEBRUARY|3=MARCH|4=APRIL|5=MAY|6=JUNE|7=JULY|8=AUGUST|9=SEPTEMBER|10=OCTOBER|11=NOVEMBER|12=DECEMBER}})"
objOutput.WriteLine "!Grand total"
objOutput.WriteLine "!New rollover total <br>(USE THIS NUMBER FOR {{subst:#switch:{{subst:#expr:{{subst:CURRENTMONTH}}+1}} |1=JANUARY|2=FEBRUARY|3=MARCH|4=APRIL|5=MAY|6=JUNE|7=JULY|8=AUGUST|9=SEPTEMBER|10=OCTOBER|11=NOVEMBER|12=DECEMBER}})"

Thanks for the script! It worked well once I RTFM'd a couple of times. – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:00, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Integrated the most recent event you added to EPA to 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill[edit]

Hey, just wanted to let you know I added your bits from EPA, to 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill. Sadads (talk) 00:24, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. I wasn't ready to create a standalone article so I put them in the EPA article to start. —Torchiest talkedits 11:05, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

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Re:Maniac Mansion[edit]

Hey, about the content you re-added. I initially deleted that because I wasn't sure it was even about the game, since the prose that the ref supports makes no mention of Maniac Mansion. Had no idea who added it and figured it was just random cruft (there has been so much of that in this article so far), so I just went ahead and cut it. I'm totally okay with its being in the article—my only concern is that the book doesn't talk about MM when it defends verb-guessing. If it doesn't, I don't think it can be included, since that goes against WP:REL and (potentially) WP:UNDUE. Since you're apparently the one who added it, could you confirm that MM is discussed by the authors during that passage? JimmyBlackwing (talk) 00:21, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

@JimmyBlackwing:I didn't add it initially, but here's the relevant passage: "But the player still has to interact with the game through typed commands. This remained so until the introduction of the point-and-click interface by LucasFilm Games in 1987 in their adventure game Maniac Mansion. Now actions like push, pull, give, open, close, use, unlock et cetera, were shown on the screen so that the player could select them using her mouse or keyboard. This avoided typing errors and having to work out which commands worked and which not. This did, however, take away some of the fun as, apart from solving puzzles, figuring out a game’s vocabulary was very much part of the enjoyment of playing (text) adventure games." Cheers. —Torchiest talkedits 01:45, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks. I'll work with this to make the connection clearer in the prose. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 02:53, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Jim Semonik[edit]

I was having all kinds of trouble with that website and after three tries I gave up. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 03:34, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

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Sooraj Pancholi[edit]

Hi User:Torchiest. Thanks for fixing above. Seems some of the New Page Patrol Javascript code seems to be buggy, possibly. That was 3 times it has happened in the last few days. Curious. Could also be something i'm doing. I'll need to suss it out. scope_creep (talk) 08:13, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Years in space templates[edit]

Hi Torchiest! Just to remind you the Years in space templates can be used on pages that are already in the year in space category. If it worked as you think it would then the templates would be useless don't you think? Also multiple pages using the template are also included in those categories which exceeds 100 pages if you wish to remove them all. Davidbuddy9 (talk) 21:43, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Whoops, that was just a misunderstanding on my part. For some reason I thought it was a category that had been added incorrectly because it had the category at the bottom of the template. I didn't even realize I'd removed the entire template. Thanks for fixing it. —Torchiest talkedits 01:34, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
@Torchiest: No problem, Its all good. I was just adding the 2012 template to the appropriate pages. I do apologize if I was a bit harsh I was a bit grumpy at the time. Davidbuddy9 (talk) 02:23, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

dnd alignments[edit]

this is ridiculous. my every contribution is essentially being deleted and/or stolen via self refuting catch 22's. "needs better cites" okay, fine, i provide highly credible citations by experts many of whom are licenced representatives. not good enough, then they use that as some kind of excuse to say it's not even exactly dnd then. okay well if it isn't exactly dnd then why is it also not applicable to place it in the gary inspired mmorpg games? and why are you ignoring the whole point of showing the level of inspiration as an argument about "how great it is bluster bluster" rather than exactly as i said QUALIFYING INSPIRATION! wtf! if ddo doesn't fit as a dnd reference then it cant then not fit for a non dnd reference. editing it out is total bs. wiki really digs contributions.... i have no reason at all to believe it would be any different on any other page nit that i'm very motivated at this point to contribute anything anymore, ever. JeffryBloom (talk) 04:39, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Alignment (D&D) article[edit]

Can you please take a look at the recent most additions. I think they are irrelevant WP:SYNTH, and have removed them, but keep getting reverted. I'm at 3RR, so I can't take them out again, but they're pretty pointless. oknazevad (talk) 20:46, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

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Talk page digest[edit]

Hey Torchiest, I just wanted to say thanks for creating the Newsletter's "WP:VG Talk Page Digest". That's exactly what I had in mind and it looks great. -Thibbs (talk) 01:18, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

Absolutely. Glad you like it. —Torchiest talkedits 16:52, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

GW video game adaptations[edit]

Space Hulk is an article in excellent shape. It make me wonder what could be made of Space Crusade, HeroQuest, and HeroQuest II? BOZ (talk) 22:20, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Boo on HeroQuest! I'll never forgive them for making Sierra rename their game Quest for Glory. ;) —Torchiest talkedits 01:28, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
LOL - blame Games Workshop, not the game. ;) BOZ (talk) 02:53, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Steven Belledin[edit]

Hey Torchiest, do you have any sources you could add to Steven Belledin? BOZ (talk) 13:39, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

If Star City Games is considered reliable, there's something of a profile of his game card artwork here. —Torchiest talkedits 00:02, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
I moved it to Draft space already, but I can add that source. Thanks! BOZ (talk) 21:11, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

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Ken Whitman[edit]

Might you have any sources to add to Ken Whitman? He is a good and controversial figure, so I have to imagine there are sources out there for him. People have been vandalizing that page almost since I started it.  ;) BOZ (talk) 21:12, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Wow, sounds like a real winner. I'll see if I can find anything this weekend. —Tourchiest talkedits 02:04, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
Hah! Great, thanks. :) BOZ (talk) 22:03, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
I haven't found anything useful yet. Seems like there are a lot of pissed off blogs about him, but almost no coverage in reliable sources. —Torchiest talkedits 20:27, 1 November 2015 (UTC)
LOL - thanks for checking. BOZ (talk) 23:09, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

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Chet Williamson[edit]

Can you do anything for Chet Williamson with these HighBeam links?: [5] [6] [7] BOZ (talk) 19:05, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

My HighBeam subscription has expired! :( —Torchiest talkedits 19:49, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
Ick. Can you find anything else for him at all? BOZ (talk) 20:32, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
I found some stuff in one of the HighBeam sources, and added that, then found the free version of the profile here. Maybe you can scrape some more out of it. I'm inclined to remove the PROD and let it go for a full AFD, just based on the number of results at HB. —Torchiest talkedits 23:26, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
I was thinking the same thing, but the PROD has a few more days left and I wanted to let it ride a bit longer to have a chance to find more sources. BOZ (talk) 23:54, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Autechre Pages[edit]

It must be because of the fact that several different authors have worked on the Autechre pages over the years but edits were a bit slapdash at points and there was no consistent style, I hope it's not beyond my remit to try inject such uniformity into the articles, I sort of appointed myself high judge magister of the pages, hah.

Billy Neil, Lover of Electronic Music (talk) 22:24, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Totally fine. They are a mishmash of styles and content. I've occasionally worked on them, but haven't been as active as I used to be. Keep up the good work. —Torchiest talkedits 03:06, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
I am having a bit of a problem that I hope I can ask your advice on; is there such a thing as 'over referencing' articles? Particularly with articles I feel might be lesser known or of questionable notability I do go slightly over the top with the references. Take the L-Event page I made for example, it's about 2 paragraphs and a couple of tables long BUT it has ended up with 14 references. Is this a bad thing? Billy Neil, Lover of Electronic Music (talk) 22:11, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
@Drneroli: No, I think it's fine. If you have half a dozen references for a single sentence, that could be an issue, but since almost half of them are links to reviews, which could later be used to expand the article, there's nothing wrong with it in that case. There was one superfluous source that didn't provide anything useful, so I pulled it, but otherwise no problems. —Torchiest talkedits 14:04, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
Right, ok, i'll try and spread out refs a bit if there are lots of them. Billy Neil, Lover of Electronic Music (talk) 20:54, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

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Wayne England[edit]

Another RPG creator has passed. Can you check to see if you have anything you can add to his article? BOZ (talk) 23:26, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! BOZ (talk) 22:14, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

MGS5[edit]

I'm currently trying mediate month-spanning disputes about the article. Can you please undue edits like this and participate in the talk page discussions? Thanks. Sergecross73 msg me 02:41, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Undone, but I'm not that hung up on it either way. —Torchiest talkedits 02:42, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

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Thank you! —Torchiest talkedits 01:19, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

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Mind weighing in on this?[edit]

Hi, long time no contribute to GOCE. Sorry about that.

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Mark Poole[edit]

Do you have any good sources for Mark Poole? BOZ (talk) 01:27, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Not much. There's this (examiner.com/slideshow/famous-mark-poole-magic-the-gathering-cards), but it has no prose. There's also these (examiner.com/article/original-art-wrath-of-god-magic-the-gathering-painting-sells-for-80-000) two brief mentions of his work appearing in exhibitions and conventions. io9 has list that mentions his work. Here's a video of a talk he gave. That's the best I've got. I also added a little the article. And apparently, based on my failed attempt to save this comment, examiner.com is blacklisted? So not a good source. Boo. —Torchiest talkedits 13:00, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Hah! Well, I appreciate it. And I know Examiner seems like it would be a fine source, but it is blacklisted. BOZ (talk) 13:04, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Gamergate Controversy on 1RR[edit]

Hey! The page Gamergate Controversy is under 1RR. You reverted twice- here, and here. Please undo your second reversion. Thanks. PeterTheFourth (talk) 06:11, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

1RR applies to making a reversion more than once, which I did not. My second edit completed restoring it to the state it was in before I reverted. —Tourchiest talkedits 10:54, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
WP:3RR: "An edit or a series of consecutive edits that undoes other editors' actions—whether in whole or in part—counts as a revert." - your first edit reverted my edit, and your second reverted a part (note the wording of Wikipedia policy on edit warring) of Artw's. Please self-revert. PeterTheFourth (talk) 23:40, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
I'm not going to reintroduce an unsourced piece of information. If you disagree, revert it, and I will take it to talk. —Torchiest talkedits 01:33, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you so much for cleaning up the mess I created by attempting to organize and sort past GOCE newsletter project pages. Sorry for the inconvenience. I am still not sure I understand the source of the problem (I categorize project pages for WikiProjects all the time), but I do appreciate you taking time to undo whatever edits of mine were causing the problem. --Another Believer (Talk) 15:35, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. It's because we transclude our newsletters instead of simply pasting the contents. That's like adding a template to an article page. Everything from the template is part of the article, so any changes to the template will change everywhere it's transcluded. If we had pasted the contents, we could later change the original newsletters and not have this problem. I can see how you would think adding cats would be helpful, but we already have a central location in the WikiProject listing all the newsletters, grouped by month and year, so it's fairly easy to navigate through them all there. —Torchiest talkedits 15:38, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors April 2016 Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2016 Newsletter
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March drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 28 people who signed up, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April blitz: The one-week April blitz, again targeting our long requests list, will run from April 17–23. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the requests page. Sign up here!

May drive: The month-long May backlog-reduction drive, with extra credit for articles tagged in March, April, and May 2015, and all request articles, begins May 1. Sign up now!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis, and Baffle gab1978.

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Reminder[edit]

Just following up on your suggestion of a reminder to send out the newsletter. Here's a link to the feature draft too: link. Thanks for helping to look it over. I just want to avoid being too harsh/critical of anyone in connection with the Lucia Black business. I also put a mention of the logo business here. We'll see if there are any comments. I guess I'm pretty resigned to the whole thing. Anyway thanks again. -Thibbs (talk) 18:43, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2016[edit]

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Austin Petersen (politician)[edit]

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DYK nomination of Adventure (Atari 2600)[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Adventure (Atari 2600) at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 01:15, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Adventure (Atari 2600)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 17 April 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Adventure (Atari 2600), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Atari 2600 game Adventure contained the first well-known instance of a video game Easter egg? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Adventure (Atari 2600). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Adventure (Atari 2600)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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Sam Pepper DYK[edit]

Hey there! So, knowing that you were the one that passed my hook, I would like you to support me in the discussion on it being removed. Now, I know that you recently commented on it, apologizing due to BLP concerns. But, the article is heavily sourced, backing up the negative info, thus passing WP:GNG/WP:BASIC. Again, I know you already commented on the matter, but I would really appreciate it if you in any way supported the hook and try to help revive it, as I am very confused on the removal. Thank you.Sekyaw (talk) 22:38, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

With respect[edit]

I'd politely ask that you take a light hand in collapsing comments. It is sometimes certainly called for, but anything that involves editing or changing the visibility of other editors' comments has a way of upping the vitriol. Thank you. Dumuzid (talk) 17:34, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Please explain to me how the comment of yours I collapsed didn't up the vitriol. It reads as plainly mocking and unconstructive. And the sentence I used in my collapse comment is a quote from the giant notice that pops up every time you edit the page. —Torchiest talkedits 20:06, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
I thought it was a somewhat silly take on the laconic nature of the comment. I like to think that even among those who disagree there can be some fun. Also, you'll notice I didn't complain about the comment you used. But do as you will. Collapse to your heart's content. Dumuzid (talk) 00:38, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
I'm fine with humor, but not when it's essentially dismissive of another person's view on such a delicate subject. I was hoping the general tone would improve after the most disruptive personality was removed, and I feel like you've made plenty of good points on the talk page before. And I'm not planning on hatting everything. Just most of it. ;) —Torchiest talkedits 01:22, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

More "Austin Petersen"[edit]

Hi Torchiest. You may recall the fighting over the page "Austin Petersen and the several attempts to get around the deletions. Not sure if you are the person I need to speak with, but "they" are at it again. Twice, they renamed the page and here is is again under a new name. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_Petersen_presidential_campaign,_2016 Bunco man (talk) 21:33, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

June 2016 Guild of Copy Editors Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors June 2016 News
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Hello everyone, welcome to the June 2016 GOCE newsletter. It's been a few months since we sent one out; we hope y'all haven't forgotten about the Guild! Your coordinators have been busy behind the scenes as usual, though real life has a habit of reducing our personal wiki-time. The May backlog reduction drive, the usual coordinating tasks and preparations for the June election are keeping us on our toes!

May drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's record-setting backlog reduction drive. Of the 29 people who signed up, 16 copyedited at least one article, 197 copyedits were recorded on the drive page, and the copyedit backlog fell below 1,500 for the first time! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

June Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz will occur from 12 June through 18 June; the themes will be video games and Asian geography.

Coordinator elections: It's election time again; how quickly they seem to roll around! Nominations for the next tranche of Guild coordinators, who will serve a six-month term that begins at 00:01 UTC on 1 July and ends at 23:59 UTC on 31 December, opens at 00:01 UTC on 1 June and closes at 23:59 UTC on 15 June. Voting takes place between 00:01 UTC on 16 June and 23:59 UTC on 30 June. If you'd like to assist behind the scenes, please consider stepping forward; self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible; remember it's your Guild, and it doesn't run itself!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.

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Guild of Copy Editors July 2016 News[edit]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the July 2016 GOCE newsletter.

June Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 12 through 18 June; the themes were video games and Asian geography. Of the 18 editors who signed up, 11 removed 47 articles from the backlog. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

Coordinator elections: The second tranche of Guild coordinators for 2016, who will serve a six-month term until 23:59 UTC on 31 December, have been elected. Jonesey95 remains as your drama-free Lead Coordinator, and Corinne and Tdslk are your new assistant coordinators. For her long service to the Guild, Miniapolis has been enrolled in the GOCE Hall of Fame. Thanks to everyone who voted in the election; our next scheduled one occurs in December 2016. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible; self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

July Drive: Our month-long July Copy Editing Backlog Elimination Drive is now underway. Our aim is to remove articles tagged for copy-edit in April, May and June 2015, and to complete all requests on the GOCE Requests page from June 2016. The drive ends at 23:59 on 31 July 2016 (UTC).

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Corinne and Tdlsk.

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2016[edit]

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:02, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

GOCE drive script[edit]

Hey Torchiest, Per this discussion, I've been advised to ask you for the script and documentation for running the end of the monthly drive counts. Do you have that available? Many thanks, Tdslk (talk) 18:43, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/MacGyver the Lizard [edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/MacGyver the Lizard . Lizzymartin (talk) 06:56, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

  • @Torchiest: Please see above. Lizzymartin (talk) 03:47, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
    @Lizzymartin: Sorry I didn't participate in that discussion, which is now closed. I couldn't find enough to form a strong opinion either way on it. —Torchiest talkedits 18:17, 28 August 2016 (UTC)