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Netherlandish Proverbs[edit]

Hello I'm not sure if you're still active on Wikipedia, but I've been looking at the excellent article you wrote for the painting Netherlandish Proverbs. I think it would only take a very small amount of extra work to get it to GA standard and it seems a shame to leave it as-is. I'm happy to do the required work myself, but since the lion's share of the work has already been done by you, I wondered if you might like to collaborate on the last little bit? All the best! --Brigade Piron (talk) 13:46, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

I'm not active much on en wp any more (having been persuaded by the arguments put forward by Mr Mortis and Google's active attempts to avoid showing the actual articles), but just for the record if anybody wants to improve anything I've worked on they won't get any arguments from me - of course, they equally won't get any arguments if they make it worse because I probably won't notice. Yomanganitalk 15:25, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Million Award[edit]

Million award logo.svg The Million Award
For your contributions to bring Platypus (estimated annual readership: 1,538,000) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 01:37, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

The Million Award is a new initiative to recognize the editors of Wikipedia's most-read content; you can read more about the award and its possible tiers (Quarter Million Award, Half Million Award, and Million Award) at Wikipedia:Million Award. You're also welcome to display this userbox:

Million award logo.svg This user won the Million Award for bringing Platypus to Featured Article status.

For reaching the highest tier of this award, you've been added to the Million Award Hall of Fame. If I've made any error in this listing, please don't hesitate to correct it; if for any reason you don't feel you deserve it, please don't hesitate to remove it; if you know of any other editor who merits one of these awards, please don't hesitate to give it; if you yourself deserve another award from any of the three tiers, please don't hesitate to take it!

Thanks again for helping so many readers worldwide; your contributions make a tremendous difference. -- Khazar2 (talk) 01:37, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Looks like I owe you two more of these!
Million award logo.svg This user won the Million Award for bringing Beagle to Featured Article status.
Million award logo.svg This user won the Million Award for bringing Thylacine to Featured Article status.
I know you're not active much any more, but thanks again for all you've done here; it's amazing the number of readers your work continues to serve. -- Khazar2 (talk) 16:28, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Harry McNish[edit]

Hello, this is just a brief note to let you know (if you happen to log on between now and then) that Harry McNish will be appearing as Wikipedia:Today's featured article/September 11, 2013. Standard text follows, most of which is irrelevant if you're not here... If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask me. If the blurb needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. Congratulations on getting the article to FA, by the way, and I hope that the TFA appearance goes smoothly. Sorry for the late notification - you may have already spotted this news through your watchlist; the bot that was meant to tell you seems to have broken. (I'm also sorry that you weren't notified that McNish was under consideration at WP:TFAR - the instructions do say that you should have been. Oh well...) Regards, BencherliteTalk 19:45, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: Harry McNish[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of Harry McNish know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on September 11, 2013. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/September 11, 2013. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

Harry McNish, cropped from crew photo

Harry McNish (1874–1930) was the carpenter on Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914 to 1917. At 40, he was one of the oldest members of the crew and was regarded as somewhat odd and unrefined, but was highly respected as a carpenter. He was responsible for much of the work that ensured the crew's survival after their ship, the Endurance, was destroyed when it became trapped in pack ice in the Weddell Sea. He modified the small boat, James Caird, that allowed Shackleton and five men (including McNish) to make a voyage of hundreds of miles to fetch help for the rest of the crew. He briefly refused to follow orders on the crew's long trek pulling the boats across the pack ice, and, despite his efforts during the journey, was one of only four of the crew not to receive the Polar Medal. After the expedition he returned to work in the Merchant Navy and eventually emigrated to New Zealand, where he worked on the docks in Wellington until ill-health forced his retirement. He died destitute in the Ohiro Benevolent Home in Wellington. McNish Island, which lies in the approaches to King Haakon Bay, South Georgia, was named in his honour. (Full article...)

UcuchaBot (talk) 23:01, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013

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by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs)

Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

New positions: Sign up to be a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar, or a Volunteer Wikipedia Librarian

Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Off to a roaring start this fall in the United States: 29 events are planned or have been hosted.

New subscription donations: Cochrane round 2; HighBeam round 8; Questia round 4... Can we partner with NY Times and Lexis-Nexis??

New ideas: OCLC innovations in the works; VisualEditor Reference Dialog Workshop; a photo contest idea emerges

News from the library world: Wikipedian joins the National Archives full time; the Getty Museum releases 4,500 images; CERN goes CC-BY

Announcing WikiProject Open: WikiProject Open kicked off in October, with several brainstorming and co-working sessions

New ways to get involved: Visiting scholar requirements; subject guides; room for library expansion and exploration

Read the full newsletter

Thanks for reading! All future newsletters will be opt-in only. Have an item for the next issue? Leave a note for the editor on the Suggestions page. --The Interior 21:54, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 15:55, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

You have no idea ..[edit]

.. how much I've missed seeing these. Loved the "yuck ..." - it made me laugh and it's been a long time since that's happened here. Thanks so much by the way for stopping by. Happy Holidays and all that! Victoria (talk) 01:40, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Happy holidays[edit]

JSTOR Survey (and an update)[edit]

Hi! Just a quick update that while JSTOR and The Wikipedia Library discuss expanding the partnership, they've gone ahead and extended the pilot access again, until May 31st. Thanks, JSTOR!

It would be really helpful for growing the program if you would fill out this short survey about your usage and experience with JSTOR:

SURVEY

Cheers, Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:47, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Please fill out your JSTOR email[edit]

As one of the original 100 JSTOR account recipients, please fill out the very short email form you received just recently in order to renew your access. Even though you signed up before with WMF, we need you to sign up again with The Wikipedia Library for privacy reasons and because your prior access expired on July 15th. We do not have your email addresses now; we just used the Special:EmailUser feature, so if you didn't receive an email just contact me directly at jorlowitz@gmail.com. Thanks, and we're working as quickly as possible to get you your new access! Jake (Ocaasi) 19:48, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

Precious again[edit]

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constructive critical article improvement
Thank you for taking the time to improve the Great Dismal Swamp maroons, with careful attention to detail and precision, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (4 September 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:17, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Three years year ago, you were the 43rd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:31, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

List of birds of Belize FLRC[edit]

I have nominated List of birds of Belize for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Seattle (talk) 03:53, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Yo man[edit]

I was once in your shoes, and feelin' out with the blues. Come back to us, maybe? Kafka Liz (talk) 11:04, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Ruthharknesspanda.jpg[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:56, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Four years ago ...
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constructive critical
article improvement
... you were recipient
no. 43 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:06, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Yomangani. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)