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Peace award[edit]

I, Dweller, award thee, Ummitt, ye dove of peace in glorious recognition of peacemaking in the midst of yea we the savages of the Ref Desk.

Congratulations. --Dweller 12:33, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Did you see this? --Dweller 09:23, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Pastafarian Award[edit]

[[:Image:Touched by His Noodly Appendage.jpg|thumb|right|This Pastafarian award goes to Steve Summit in recognition of his elaborations on building a spaghetti bridge. Unceremoniously presented by Sluzzelin ]] Hello Steve Summit. I found your insightful elaborations on building a spaghetti bridge interesting and appetizing. I prepared myself some pasta and decided to award you one Flying Spaghetti Monster for your answer at the Science Reference Desk. ---Sluzzelin 23:13, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Heh, this gave you away. :) ---Sluzzelin 20:23, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Image name fix[edit]

If you want to revive the image: its name changed from “Touched by His Noodly Appendage” to “Touched by His Noodly Appendage HD”. --CiaPan (talk) 13:26, 16 May 2017 (UTC)


Here is a little reward for creating the ever-so-great archival bot for both the help desk and reference desk. — E talkbots 06:26, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Why, thank you! —Steve Summit (talk) 11:25, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
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For creating the ever-so-great archival bot for both the help desk and reference desk. — E talkbots 06:26, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

The Butterfly Effect[edit]

Cherry pie with lattice top, April 2006.jpg Have a Pie!
You are hereby awarded ONE PIE for having the line of the day on the Science Desk!

ArakunemTalk 19:52, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Yum! Thanks! :-) —Steve Summit (talk) 19:57, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Bot archived an unsigned RefDesk question within a wrong date[edit]

In these two edits

the bot moved an unsigned (and un-dated) note from a 'Feb 14' section to the 'Feb 15' archive. Strange, although it grabbed the Feb 14 comment, it did not archive or remove the 'Feb 14' section header.

It's not a big problem, actually not a problem at all – anyway I thought I tell you, just in case you'd like to know. --CiaPan (talk) 07:05, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Wow -- you were really paying attention!
The bot doesn't actually look at date headers at all -- it considers (well, I consider) them untrustworthy, even though they're usually added by the same bot. The bot archives solely based on signatures, which poses a problem when there are unsigned questions. In that case, the bot ends up using the date of the first answer or, as here, the next question, which occasionally ends up being on the next day. (Also, since it doesn't trust them, the bot simply deletes date headers off of the main pages, and recreates them on the archive pages based on the "proper" date ranges it thinks it's intuited.) —Steve Summit (talk) 10:37, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Sunday July 16: New England Wiknic @ Cambridge, MA[edit]

Sunday July 16, 1-5pm: New England Wiknic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" at John F. Kennedy Park, near Harvard Square, Cambridge, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1–5pm - come by any time!
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia banner!

We hope to see you there! --Phoebe (talk) 16:33, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

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Survey Invite[edit]

I'm working on a study of political motivations and how they affect editing. I'd like to ask you to take a survey. The survey should take 5 minutes. Your survey responses will be kept private. Our project is documented at

Survey Link:

I am asking you to participate in this study because you are a frequent editor of pages on Wikipedia that are of political interest. We would like to learn about your experiences in dealing with editors of different political orientations.

Sincere thanks for your help! Porteclefs (talk) 19:50, 28 July 2017 (UTC)