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Hola Maria

Estoy traduciendo al español Robert Sterling Yard, no puedo encontrar un termino adecuado para wilderness, como estaria bien traducirlo ¿naturaleza o vida silvestre? --Rosymonterrey (talk) 02:31, 10 December 2009 (UTC) P.D. Thanks, could you answer here please.

Thanks Maria, your spanish is better than my english. I hope to finish the article, perhaps Friday or Saturday. If I have any another question, I will come with you. Thank you again --Rosymonterrey (talk) 18:17, 10 December 2009 (UTC) P.D. I can read, understand, may be speak but write is difficult for me.

Merry Christmas, Maria!

Married and a degree in the same year! Rock on! May you and Mr. Maria have a wonderful holiday. Let me know when you can do lunch again. I'll be in Jax for a few days. Congratulations many times over for what seems to be an excellent 2009! --Moni3 (talk) 13:48, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Happy New Year!

Cathedral of our Lady 7 (Piotr Kuczynski).jpg A noiseless patient spider,
I mark'd where on a little promontory it stood isolated,
Mark'd how to explore the vacant vast surrounding,
It launch'd forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself,
Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them.

And you O my soul where you stand,
Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space,
Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, seeking the spheres to connect them,
Till the bridge you will need be form'd, till the ductile anchor hold,
Till the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere, O my soul."

—"A Noiseless Patient Spider" by Walt Whitman

Happy New Year Awadewit (talk) 05:53, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Re [1]

MOS:IMAGES says that lead images can be resized up to 300px. I believe it used to recommend this; I'm not sure what happened to that wording. —Ed (talkmajestic titan) 21:46, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Okay, sounds good to me. That is a particularly cute lil' bear. ;) Also, it's nice to see you editing regularly again! —Ed (talkmajestic titan) 22:45, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Talk:The Kindly Ones (Littell novel)/GA1

Hey. Would you be able to wrap up this GA review? All the concerns seem addressed and the first reviewer has stopped editing. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 16:13, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for your review! Evenfiel (talk) 00:54, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Keats Page

Hi Yllosubmarine, Thanks for all your ref edits on the Keats page today - tidying things up. I have been adding content in the last few months but not too hot on ref'ing protocol, useful coding practices etc. I noticed you added "retrieved" dates by the newspaper articles - I was intrigued. Is this in case the papers decide to take the articles offline?

I have spent the bulk of the day fiddling with the article, the pictures and biographies. It was nice to be joined in the task. If you ever fancy adding some content to this page - especially around poetry crit you'd be very welcome. It's all been pretty much built from scratch in the last four months in place of an undergraduate essay. There is almost nothing about the poetry yet, though I have the books waiting.

Bon Voyage and good luck with all your editing endeavours, pre-rafaelite writer of the wild commons.

Best wishes

Spanglej Spanglej (talk) 20:32, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Maria. I know what you mean about it being strangely calming. I find it like knitting or soup making. Not quite sure why. Maybe WP is the new crochet :0) You have just taught me some new WP edit lore on article adding. Best wishes for the new year and do cast your expert eyes over Keats way if you feel drawn.

Anna Spanglej (talk) 00:13, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Hi Maria

We are tranlating 2009 Nevsky Express bombing to spanish, but we have a problem with this paragraph:

As one of the reports explain, based on the media and technical evidence, main cause of the derailment with the 90-95% probability could be structural defects in rail material, which in combination with prolonged stress exploitation and extreme speed of moving train (over 200 km/h), would lead to high casualty catastrophe.

I think this phrase "prolonged stress exploitation" means in spanish, something like "tensión (o desgaste) por sobreutilización prolongada", but my partner thinks the phrase refers to the machine operator (something like he was exploited and had a great psychical stress). What do you think about? Could you answer here please? Thanks and regards from Mexico.--Rosymonterrey (talk) 07:03, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Maria, I forgot to say that the text was concealed in the English article, however, your answer is very useful to us. Thanks again, and pardon please for my english.--Rosymonterrey (talk) 21:32, 5 February 2010 (UTC)


I was really excited to see the article about Flocke featured today. I remember being impressed by it during the GA review, and it looks like you have done a great job of keeping it up-to-date. Congratulations on getting the article on the Main Page! GaryColemanFan (talk) 01:49, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Double Spacing

I am unsure as to the tone of your message. Is this a suggestion, warning, or threat? In any case, the reason I do so is to make the articles shorter. I have noted before that it makes no changes and have asked an admin about whether or not such changes make any difference. The response I got was that it shortens the amount of kilobytes which is always good so I have continued to do so with articles. You are the first to take issue with this, and I have been making these sort of edits on main page articles and other such articles for a few months now. If you believe my edits to be problematic and unhelpful to the Wikipedia, I would be coll fine about seeking a third opinion. Whether you wish to or not, I shall leave the current main article alone. Cheers. :) -WarthogDemon 02:53, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Also, I hope my tone hasn't been hostile. :) -WarthogDemon 02:59, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
Looking back through them, it would appear your removal was the first time it has happened, so it would seem (to me) that you are the only person who has really taken issue with it. (Probably the first editor to even notice it, actually.) I can in the future only shorten such articles which are extremely long instead of short ones (unless I happen to be making other more important edits). I admit I can be OCD on some things, but I try not to be. (I haven't looked for double spaces on articles with just three paragraphs for example.) On a side note, I forgot to mention last time, the edits were hardly "painstaking" . . . I use ctrl+f so the edits you reverted would be 60 seconds work tops. Hardly any bloodshed. Anyways thank you for your input. Cheers. :) -WarthogDemon 22:14, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Itty bitty puddles of cuddle on the main page

What's the draw of cute to the main page? The ridiculous and the obscene are huge draws. Congratulations, at any rate! --Moni3 (talk) 17:50, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Pretty damn good! Sweet. --Moni3 (talk) 02:33, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Happy Yllosubmarine's Day!

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Congrats on being an awesome Wikipedian, but I already knew you were! -- Ssilvers (talk) 19:33, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

New GA nom

Hi. I hope your winter is going well. Just though I'd let you know that I've nominated Rupert D'Oyly Carte for GA (under "theatre, etc."), in case you'd like to take on the review (you reviewed his dad, Richard D'Oyly Carte). As usual, Tim Riley has done extraordinary research for this article, and I quite like it. All the best, -- Ssilvers (talk) 19:32, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Warriors (novel series)

Thank you for reviewing this article. I will make all possible attempts to improve the article with your advice. Just a few things I'd like to say:

  • I have already copyedited it once (but will do so again)
  • The plot summaries are quite general already; I think its mainly because the stories are very complex. However, I will try to shorten them
  • I have done my best to source secondary sources; the problem is that not many exist regarding this series despite its popularity
  • The Guttersnipe was an old website, which has now been moved. It was a blog that basically had its URL and name changed. I'm afraid that it cannot really be counted as very reliable according to Wikipedia, but my personal feeling is that the author wouldn't lie about their own work, so it should be acceptably reliable.
  • Wands and Worlds is a Sci-fi and fantasy themed book related website (not sure how to dsecribe it). Specifically, all the references point to "author chats", which are hosted by the site. Basically, an aithor agrees to have an "author chat", and registered members of the Wands and Worlds community can ask questions of the author. As per above, I doubt authors would lie about their own work, so it should also be somewhat reliable, though I understand that it is a "chat".
  • SF-Bookcase is, as they call themselves, a "reference of sci-fi and fantasy novels/authors". I myself am not particularly sure what it is like, not having checked it out myself before.
  • release dates & Amazon: I'm am afraid there really are no articles or press releases, as far as I can see.
  • I agree critical reviews need work: there are some meagre amounts of info on the pages about individual books, but not much.

Again, Thanks! Brambleclawx 22:14, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

The Open Boat

Hi. I read the article and made a few copy edit suggestions (and some broader suggestions on the talk page, but I don't feel confident enough to give it a GA review. Sorry! Let me know if you need proofreading on something else instead. Best regards, -- Ssilvers (talk) 00:49, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

DYK for The Monster (novella)

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Materialscientist (talk) 12:03, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

DYK for The Open Boat

Updated DYK query On February 22, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article The Open Boat, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

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Library classification schemes

Regarding the Ina Coolbrith article, I know nothing about library book classification schemes, and I would be guessing what her nephew instituted in Oakland. It certainly does not appear to be related to Dewey Decimal, so the nephew was clearly not at the forefront of then-current library thought, but I think maybe he established a faceted classification system, with one- or two-digit numbers showing (I think) the general subject preceding three-digit numbers, the two facets separated by an apparent decimal point. The letter 'A' or 'B' follows a few of the entries. You can see the scheme in the 1885 library catalog. In terms of the first facet, it looks like Religion is covered by several sections designated '11', '12' and 13', science extends from '18' to '22', travel is '56' to '58', and government reports are '1' through '9'. Foreign language works appear to have been excluded from the scheme. I have not tried to figure out the second facet, the one with three digits. Do you know the name of this system? Binksternet (talk) 02:04, 22 February 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for keeping an eye on progress there. If you have any further commments, please just dump them off the the article's talk page. It doesn't even have to be a full peer review, just some fresh ideas - it was all me until yesterday; when Span started doing great work on sorting out the references. So I'm especially looking for structural tips, balance between literary criticism and biography, length, flow of prose etc Thanks again and I hope to bump into you on the FA/GA pages some day soon. --Ktlynch (talk) 01:09, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Need Your Help

Hi Maria, Need your help again on Louis Marshall. Don't have the patience or tact that you do w/ off-topic edits by Anon... Thanks in advance. DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 02:31, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! :-) DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 10:51, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi Maria, So IP, for one, continues to insert/ reinsert off-topic additions to the Louis Marshall and History of the NYS CoF articles. I see a warning on this IP's talk page: User talk:; seems to have little effect. I also observe that sometimes articles are 'frozen'. I have no interest in getting into editing tit-for-tats, but... A novice, not sure where to turn next. Any suggestions? Thx, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 01:28, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Excellent, thanks. That seems like a useful next step. Let's start w/ Marshall & see to what extent it is helpful. Thanks, also, to Moni3! DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 21:20, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

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The Fox and the Hound (novel)

Rupert D'Oyly Carte

Hi. I responded to your first round of comments. Any more comments on Rupert? All the best, -- Ssilvers (talk) 15:14, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi. I didn't realize you finished your comments - gah! I apparently didn't have the page "watched". I've made some changes and replied to your comments. Please let me know if any further changes are needed. All the best! -- Ssilvers (talk) 14:18, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for all your hard work and excellent comments. Happy editing! -- Ssilvers (talk) 04:05, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

"Tell the truth but tell it slant”"

Hola Maria!

This new book on Emily is getting good reviews (The Literary Review, The Spectator, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Times): I've just ordered it. I'll let you know how I get on :)  Roger Davies talk 06:30, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

plot summary

very well, but i feel it needs additional references. they only have one references for each section. i dont really mind that, but it seems that there are very few references when i read it.Bread Ninja (talk) 19:25, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

i'm basically referring to the entire article.Bread Ninja (talk) 21:21, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

just wondering....did your last comment, had sarcasm? if not, it's fine. but it felt like i'm beeing avoided.Bread Ninja (talk) 15:44, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

i was merely talking about myself, i do give other thoughts into consideration. plus i tihnk you went too involved with me, the FA an GA assessments i usually participate in doesnt usually ave one person keep talking to the same person, instead we just wait for whatever person. your not in charge of the asssessment, but at the same time, you are able to participate.Bread Ninja (talk) 17:49, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

please be a bit civil. all I'm saying is, you don't have to talk to me when i give my opinion or any other person there. and I'm some-what familiar with FA-GA assessments. I'm not an expert...and what i meant was, you don't have control of the comments that go in there.Bread Ninja (talk) 18:01, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

sorry my brother went on for a bit and commented for me. i will not let it happen again. i agree that some things you can say, but really, if it's just a comment, i don't think you need to go deep into it. if it was intended to affect the argument, then yes, but i was merely wondering why it was in such a format. that's all.Bread Ninja (talk) 19:08, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

just letting you know, it wasn't necessary to remove tmy comments. it's almost offensive.Bread Ninja (talk) 16:28, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

no only the last comment where he told you to be civil.Bread Ninja (talk) 16:37, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Middlesex (novel)

Hi, María. Thank you for providing very helpful feedback at Wikipedia:Peer review/Middlesex (novel)/archive1. Would you take a look at my changes and see if they address your concerns? Feedback about the structure of the "Themes" section and the restructuring of the "Reception" one would be much appreciated. Best, Cunard (talk) 05:11, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi again. I've made more changes to the article per your second set of comments (Thanks for doing a second review!). I've added some publication information. Is that enough; if not, what else should be included? I've also added headers for all the themes listed in the "Themes section" and moved the shorter paragraphs to the "Background" section and the "Style" one.

About the subsectioning of the "Reception" section: I've seen subsections used in the To Kill A Mockingbird article but am not sure if its widely used. Cunard (talk) 09:33, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Ernest Hemingway

Thank you! I'm very excited and happy to have comments to work from. Thanks so much for taking the time to review. BTW - I don't really sit in front of the computer all day, but happened to log in twice today just as your comments popped up. Truthkeeper88 (talk) 20:36, 1 April 2010 (UTC)


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Boats and Favors

Glad to lend a hand! But you didn't think I was doing it out of the goodness of my heart, did you!? No way — you owe me, lady. Get to work! (I mean, if you have time and you feel like helping out. If not, I understand.) Scartol • Tok 18:29, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Development of Watchmen (film)

Hi, are you actually reviewing this. It is marked as on hold at WP:GAN, but no review page has been started, so I don't see how it can be on hold. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 19:17, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Ah, that explains it. I have been going through all the articles ion the CategoryGood article nominees awaiting review and have sorted out quite a few inconsistencies, sorry to have troubled you. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 21:05, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

The Open Boat

I headed off to FAC expecting to support this one, but that isn't quite what happened. I hope we can resolve this, but if others agree with me it may take some unravelling. Best wishes, hamiltonstone (talk) 01:24, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Karanacs hadn't seen my oppose when she promoted the article. See her comment here. Hope we can work to resolve the issue. hamiltonstone (talk) 03:10, 14 April 2010 (UTC)


I just saw that The Open Boat made FA! Now you can "nibble the sacred cheese of life" in celebration! Well done, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 02:14, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

After I read the article I went and (re)read the story on WikiSource - man could he write! Congrats again, and thanks, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 12:46, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
I didn't know this was up for FAC. Sorry I missed the fun. Congratulations! -- Ssilvers (talk) 05:26, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Question about Ernest Hemingway

Ironically I returned most of the Hemingway books to the library the day before you reviewed the article, and I'd used up my limit of renewals, so I haven't had the sources to finish the work you've suggested. Hopefully, now that a few weeks have elapsed, I will again be allowed to check out what I need. In the meantime I'm updating the GA review. Is that okay, or will it get archived at some point? Truthkeeper88 (talk) 01:29, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Strindberg Peer Review

I have fixed up some more of the August Strindberg article and would like to know what you think of it. Any improvements I greatly appreciate. Thank You User:Phaeton23 16:09

Invitation - Cowboy creation

Howdy, you are cordially invited to give your input at the photo shop

Enjoy your day! --Scott Free (talk) 21:08, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Nature fakers controversy

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Nature fakers controversy at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that 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! Materialscientist (talk) 06:04, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

GAN backlog elimination drive - 1 week to go

First off, on behalf of myself and my co-coordinator Wizardman, I would like to thank you for the efforts that you have made so far in this GAN backlog elimination drive. It has been nothing short of a success, and that is thanks to you. See this Signpost article about what this drive has achieved so far.

We're currently heading into the final week of the drive. At this time, if you have any GANs on review or on hold, you should be finishing off those reviews. Right now, we have more GANs on review or on hold than we do unreviewed. If you're going to start a GA review, please do so now so you can complete it by the end of the month and so that the nominator has a full 7-day window to address any concerns.

See you at the finish!

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MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 16:27, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

GA review - Protein allergy

Hello Maria, thank you very much for contacting me. I think there's been a bit of a misunderstanding with respect to the review of the article Protein allergy. I was never enlisted to GA review that article; I was asked to give a peer review, and have been slowly working toward a consensus on many of the points I made in the PR with the original editors, who are quite new to Wikipedia. I've stated numerous times that I don't think the article is ready for a GA nom, but as I didn't submit the nomination, I don't think I can withdraw it. If I were asked to evaluate the standing of this article now, I would not pass it, but I've contributed enough to the article that I'm not an impartial reviewer.

Again, thank you for contacting me, I really appreciate it. I had no idea that I`d been listed as a GA reviewer for this article, and am actually a bit upset that my name was just added to something without my any case, thank you.Jhfortier (talk) 19:30, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Nature fakers controversy

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Need another opinion please

Hi Maria! I noted that the the GA reviewer for Dante's Purgatorio requested a second opinion. I left a message for Awadewit, but I'm sure she's very busy at the moment. You have much more experience as a reviewer than I - would you mind having a look? Thanks. (Btw - almost done with Hemingway!) Truthkeeper88 (talk) 17:12, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

Barnstar for Nature fakers controversy

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For an excellent job on Nature fakers controversy Daniel Case (talk) 08:23, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

You know, I had only just heard about this in a sidebar in a recent issue of Hudson Valley magazine (yes, the issue depicted, with a cover derived from this picture I took), and here you made this great article from it. Looking forward to seeing it get a gold star. Daniel Case (talk) 08:23, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Quicksilver (novel)

Your major objection to the FA review of Quicksilver was the copyediting stuff. Could you take a look at the current version of the article and see if the changes that satisfy your objections? Several editors reviewed the article and cleaned it up. Thanks for the input. Sadads (talk) 22:43, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

hey there!

Just poking around on wikipedia for the first time in far too long and saw your name on my dusty watchlist, still keeping the Emily Dickinson article in shape I see. Has Wikipedia changed since I've been gone? (I've made less than 50 real edits in the last half year - terrible!) Congrats on this by the way. --JayHenry (talk) 01:47, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Well, that's the problem with people. They come and they go. Bah! You can't do a tenth FA - I only have 9 -- and I'll have to find time to get active and catch back up! Scartol somehow got up to 12 without me noticing too! That means I have to do 3 or 4 at some point. Oof. That's a lot of work... --JayHenry (talk) 03:40, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your participation in the April 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive

GAN backlog elimination drives chart up to 1 May

On behalf of my co-coordinator Wizardman, I'd like to especially thank you for your efforts over this past month's GAN backlog elimination drive. It has been nothing short of a complete success, which hopefully results in more expedient good article reviews, increasing users' confidence in the good article nomination processes. Even if you made just a small contribution, it still helped contribute to the success of this drive. Here is what we have accomplished this last month in this drive.

  • 661 total nominations were reviewed. 541 of them passed (~81.8%), 97 (~14.7%) failed, and 23 (~3.5%) ended on hold.
  • The WP:GAN page started at 110,126 bytes length on 1 April and ended at 43,387 bytes length at the end of 30 April (a 66,739 byte reduction in the page, about 60.6% less).
  • Excluding extremes, the longest wait for someone's GAN to be review was about 11.5 weeks at the beginning. (I mistook the figure when I reported to the Signpost that it was 13.) At the end, with the exception of one that was relisted, the longest wait is now at 10 days.
  • 63 different users participated, each having completed at least one GAN, with others also having helped out behind-the-scenes in making the drive a success.
  • The drive started with 463 GA nominations remaining and 388 unreviewed. At the end of the month, we ended with 89 remaining (374 or about 80.8% less) and 47 unreviewed (341 or about 87.9% less).

For those who have accomplished certain objectives in the drive, awards will be coming shortly. Again, thank you for your help in the drive, and I hope you continue to help review GA nominations and overall improve the quality of articles here on Wikipedia.

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MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 17:39, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

GAN backlog elimination drive award

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For reviewing 5 good article nominations during the April 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive, I hereby present you The Working Man's Barnstar. Nice job! Wizardman Operation Big Bear 23:35, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Congratulations on Nature fakers controversy to FAC

A wonderful article, and I am glad to see it promoted. Congratulations. Well done! Best wishes, Xtzou (Talk) 17:22, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Congratulations. I was quite impressed when I read it. Well done! (Btw - I like reading your user page, and hope you don't mind, but have stolen the code for two of your user boxes). Truthkeeper88 (talk) 18:07, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
Yes, nice work! Kudos for the new FA. Scartol • Tok 13:15, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Mary of Modena

Maria, I would appreciate it if you checked out recent developments over at the FAC. As per JohnBod's adivce, I got an FA contributor, User:Jackyd101, to assess the prose. Having already made dramatic alterations to it since your comments, and JohnBod's, I was apprised was 'of problems that I saw below' by Jackyd101. I have since rectified all of the errors he so kindly pointed out. Thanks, -- Jack1755 (talk) 01:09, 14 May 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for the clean-up! My son is sick, and I had to run him to school late (he needs to take a test) and of course I'm dealing with this too. I'd planned to rewrite the new additions. Truthkeeper88 (talk) 17:20, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Nature fakers controversy

Hi Maria, I went looking for the FAC page today to support this, but see I just missed it. First, congrats on getting it promoted, and secondly I want to tell you that it was a real pleasure to read, and I'm sorry I didn't get to add my voice to the supports. SlimVirgin talk contribs 02:09, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Ernest Hemingway

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For taking the time to write a comprehensive GAN review for Ernest Hemingway, and for reading and pointing out errors in the final push at FAC. Couldn't have done it without your input. Thanks! Truthkeeper88 (talk) 11:40, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Four Award

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Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Nature fakers controversy.

Great work! LittleMountain5 23:45, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Stephen Crane and "The Open Boat"

Hi Maria. You may or may not be aware that "The Open Boat" is scheduled as the TFA for June 5. Since it is Stephen Crane's 110th death anniversary, do you think that it would be more appropriate to feature Crane himself tomorrow (and if so, you might ask Raul to change the TFA ASAP)? Cheers, Dabomb87 (talk) 13:48, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Oh, I was unaware of your request. No problem then. Cheers, Dabomb87 (talk) 14:08, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Nature study

Great! I have a few primary sources (nature study pamphlets and lesson books) that I can scan parts of, if that will help at any point, and I'll offer whatever feedback I can. It's not something I've studied in much detail, but it's definitely a really interesting topic.--ragesoss (talk) 14:55, 9 June 2010 (UTC)


When I checked your status yesterday I remember thinking it odd that you didn't have rollback yet - sorry I didn't ask! If you haven't already, please read over the guidelines at WP:Rollback and make sure you are only using this to revert true vandalism. Rollback allows you to remove multiple edits from the most recent user. If, for example, user A makes one vandal edit, then user B makes a good edit, and user A makes 2 more bad edits, rollback will allow you to revert A's most revent 2 edits. It would not effect A's first edit or B's edit (even if B's edit was bad). Be careful - this will appear as a link after each article in the watchlist, and it is very easy to click it accidentally and revert something you didn't mean to (I have had to apologize for doing that several times now). Let me know if you have any questions. Karanacs (talk) 17:13, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, will be commencing a a two-month trial at approximately 23:00, 2010 June 15 (UTC).

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under flagged protection. Flagged protection is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial.

When reviewing, edits should be accepted if they are not obvious vandalism or BLP violations, and not clearly problematic in light of the reason given for protection (see Wikipedia:Reviewing process). More detailed documentation and guidelines can be found here.

If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. Courcelles (talk) 17:48, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

  • There was no template when I flagged you a few days ago... now there is. So, here's the template to show you what on Earth I flagged you as. Cheers. --Courcelles (talk) 17:48, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Maria Theresa of Austria

Hello, María! I've noticed that you often review FA candidates and that you have significantly contributed to several FAs, so I thought I might ask you for advice on improving the article about Maria Theresa of Austria. It is currently at GA status and I was thinking about nominating it for FA. My main concern is prose because English is not my first language. I'd appreciate your comment.I have also asked User:Ucucha for feedback. Cordially, Surtsicna (talk) 17:20, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

I'm aware that you don't normally edit such articles but I would still appreciate your opinion (just like Ucucha's). When I started editing Wikipedia, my English was poor and I only intended to make minor changes. But now I think that Maria Theresa of Austria is not so far from FA status. I haven't thought of opening up a PR (I didn't even know about it until now). I'll probably open it once I hear your opinion regarding prose and your opinion as a person who's encountering the subject for the first time ;) I've received some suggestions from Ucucha; they are located at User talk:Ucucha#Maria Theresa of Austria. Surtsicna (talk) 19:37, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
I'm in no hurry; I can wait. I have clarified the "least inbred Habsburg ruler" claim. I'm looking forward to your suggestions. Surtsicna (talk) 21:00, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you! The lack of focus on Maria Theresa's involvement in the wars is something the article needs most. It must have been extremely wearying for you to go through an article about something you are not interested in. Nevertheless, you've helped me a lot :) Thanks once again and sorry for bothering you. Surtsicna (talk) 10:58, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Confirmation bias FAC

Hi María. When I submitted the Confirmation bias article for its FAC, you kindly stepped in with some comments and encouragement. The FAC is still ongoing and more work has been done. Have your concerns been adequately addressed? MartinPoulter (talk) 18:35, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Ernie Dickerman

RlevseTalk 06:02, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Eastern Wilderness Act

RlevseTalk 06:03, 24 June 2010 (UTC)


Good to see Leopold Report on the Main Page - congrats! Ruhrfisch ><>°° 02:08, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Sylvia Plath

Hola Maria, I hope things with you are going well. I had a favour to ask. If you have a mo - I wondered if you could swing by the Plath page and have a look at some new changes. I will be combing through for typos and booboos, but would greatly appreciate another pair of (less tired) eyes. Also - I've been working on Keats. As an exerienced seer I am interested in what leaps out, what might be the next aspect of the article would be to work on... No rush. No probs if no time. Many thanks. Spanglej (talk) 12:20, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Shortened citations

Thanks for your input on the article Americana. I made all the fixes that the reviewer suggested, but I guess it is not going to pass unless I fix the citations on the book, as you suggested. I have never seen another article, not even a feature article with the citations that you mentioned. I tried reading the instructions, but, like a lot of Wikipedia instructions, I find them baffling. Can you please point me to an article that actually has such citations, so that I can learn how to do it from example. Between learning how to do it, and digging through the book to find the pages, I have my hands full now. I did not think that something like this would hold up a GA review, otherwise I would have tried to have it done that way before nomination. I guess I have to learn it some time. Thanks in advance for any help you can give in this matter.--Ishtar456 (talk) 22:52, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

This is in addition to a reply on my user page. Thanks for your help. I never did get it, but I "invented" my own way, which I think works.--Ishtar456 (talk) 01:17, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

Hola Maria! I've nominated this article for GA. This is probably the last D'Oyly Carte article that we'll bring to GA for a long time, and it's an important one for the G&S project. Tim and I think it is good enough to bring to FA pretty soon, but we're interested in your opinion on that, as a non-involved reader. Do you have time to give it the GA review? Hope you're having a nice summer. -- Ssilvers (talk) 22:18, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Yippee! Thanks! -- Ssilvers (talk) 22:39, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for all your hard work on the article. I'll go through your comments as soon as possible. I'll leave you alone for awhile re: the D'Oyly Carte family. We have two more articles (Helen and Bridget), but I don't think those need to go to GA any time soon. Tim and I are turning our sights on to The Pirates of Penzance, which is one of the "big three" G&S operas and needs much improvement. All the best! -- Ssilvers (talk) 17:34, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Hi. Did I correctly fix the ref issue now? Please let me know. Thanks! -- Ssilvers (talk) 19:06, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Guy Bradley

RlevseTalk 18:02, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Reviewer's Award

The Reviewers Award The Reviewers Award
I hereby bestow this Reviewer's Award upon User:Yllosubmarine for her continued generous and incisive reviews of WP:Good Article candidates. Wikipedia contunues to be enriched by her comments, which help other editors to improve their articles; her assistance in recognizing good content in the encyclopedia; and her encouragement of editors who are working on high-quality Wikipedia content. -- Ssilvers (talk) 17:41, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Pimp. --Moni3 (talk) 18:20, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

What lacks to achieve a GA status ...?

Hi Maria. The article Hominid (novel) has B status actually. What, in your opinion, would we have to do to achieve GA status for it? Many thanks in advance. --Torsten Wittmann (Karlsruhe) (talk) 12:08, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Hello. Many thanks for the hints, I've already begun working on it and also asked Irina for help. I've two questions now:
  • How should book titles and story titles be written correctly? In the article of Klaus Ebner they are sometimes italic and sometimes they have only quotes. Which form should really be used?
  • The Manual of Style you pointed me at is an excellent tool, but I feel that there will repetitions, especially in the parts Leading Section, Plot and Major Themes. Do I have to avoid such repetitions or is it usual and wanted that several things might be mentioned more than once? (Maybe different wording can help to keep it interesting?)
Many thanks again. --Torsten Wittmann (Karlsruhe) (talk) 11:41, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
Hello Maria. Please, if you find some time, I would highly appreciate your review and copy-edit of Hominid (novel). I did many changes. I want to know if my changes are good or garbage, and my wording can certainly be improved. I feel it wasn't my last edit, but I probably need some more time. And I didn't get any response from Irina yet. Many thanks in advance. --Torsten Wittmann (Karlsruhe) (talk) 16:38, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
Hello. Could you already tell me if the sections Major Themes, Style and Reception & Criticism are basically as they should be? Many thanks. --Torsten Wittmann (Karlsruhe) (talk) 18:50, 30 July 2010 (UTC)


Hi Maria! I can't quite figure out what's going on with this, but I wanted to bring this discussion at Wikiproject Novels to your attention. Truthkeeper88 (talk) 00:39, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Discussion at Novels

Hey did you see the discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Novels#Category:American_novels, the discussion is kindof stalling and we could use some new thoughts. Sadads (talk) 16:35, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Scope of WP:MUSICALS (Books)

Would you kindly weigh in either way on the question I raised at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Musical Theatre? Thanks! -- Ssilvers (talk) 18:10, 6 August 2010 (UTC)


Hi, do you think I should remove my comment at WT:GAN? I admit I was quite annoyed when I posted it, even though it's all true. Hekerui (talk) 17:32, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

I went ahead and removed it, including your post since you didn't object - I like that our English Wiki has less agitation than others and it's silly for me to then post something that could be read as such, but I'm still unhappy about what I found from the user. Thanks for the reply. Hekerui (talk) 17:46, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

my rimbaud additions - why did you delete?

How are you?

I read more of the wikipedia guidlines, and I don't see how you justify your deletion. For example, I never saw a request for citations first. 33gsd (talk) 09:55, 27 August 2010 (UTC)33gsd

Moved to global account

Hello María. This is just to inform you that I moved to a global account. The name of this account does not contain anymore the city of Karlsruhe, which has become senseless since I moved to Stuttgart. In addition, the idea of editors in the context of the admin discussion around Ebner, that different names in the German and English Wikipedia (Torsten Wittmann (Karlsruhe) and Torsten Wittmann) might be seen as "sock puppetry" was like a slap in my face. I placed respective information and links to both user pages and I hope my identity is clearer now.--Torsten Wittmann (talk) 10:59, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Reply for you

... at User talk:Jerzy#re: Copyright vio at Ron Eldard.
--Jerzyt 04:41, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

killer7 FAC

As someone who commented on a previous FAC on killer7, I invite you to take a look at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Killer7/archive3 and see if you could make any suggestions or perhaps lend support. Thanks, Axem Titanium (talk) 21:01, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Guy Bradley

On behalf of WP:CHICAGO, I would like to thank you for your editorial contributions. Please post this on your user page.

--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 21:01, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Help getting started

I am a fan of Wikipedia but never actually done any editing. I have a degree in English Literature and I have done some book editing and proofreading in the past. I am, however, clueles when it comes to online editing and the like. I would love to start helping your group with whatever it needs, but I simply have no idea how to get started. I have added my name to the active members list but beyond that I am at a loss. Can you help me to figure out where I can best be of service and how I go about navigating in this online editing environment?



PS I hope I am signing this post correctly.

Jjmahern (talk) 18:37, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section

Hi Maria, I know you are a reference librarian and was wondering if you (or someone you knew) would be interested in looking at the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section article. I peer reviewed it recently and there is more on its history at the peer review if you are itnerested. Please don't feel you have to work on this, just thought it might be something you either knew about or knew someone on Wiki who might know about it. Hope all is well, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 13:18, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Flower Drum Song

Hi. I hope you had a great summer and fall so far. We've been working on Flower Drum Song, and it is at FAC. Would kindly take a look and either comment or vote? Thanks! -- Ssilvers (talk) 17:50, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

FYI, it was promoted and will be on the main page (amazingly fast!) on Sunday, December 17, 2010. Happy holidays! -- Ssilvers (talk) 23:02, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Thomas G. Carpenter

Hey Maria, I just noticed that the Thomas G. Carpenter and Thomas Glenn Carpenter articles you were just dealing with at University of North Florida are separate articles. They need to be merged; do you have any preference which becomes the title?--Cúchullain t/c 14:37, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

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