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Atsme

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Time to do some serious editing. 😊 Actually, it's 2008 and I'm in Buenos Aires drinking coca tea.
Atsme (right) with wikifriends heading to WCNA2019 @ MIT
Heading to Sturgis, SD!
Chillaxin' at the Sturgis Bike Rally
Ok, so there's an ass at the door.
When Happy Hour runs into overtime.
Appeal the t-ban in 6 mos.
Knowing when it's time to drop the stick.



Well...some of it you can.

Can somebody explain how that dude on TV dropped 40lbs on Jenny Craig, and escaped jail time?

On a serious note...sorta...for new editors: read WP:AVDUCK for no good reason.



Helped w/promotion & review of FAs & GAs, also includes FPEdit

 
 
 
Good Karma
Atsme
 
Editor of the Week
for the week beginning February 17, 2019
One of the best contributors to Wikipedia, she has created 43 articles and provided 84 Images. A member of WP Response Team, the Guild of Copy Editors and Wikipedia:WikiProject Horse racing. A talk page filled with humor and enjoyably fun.
Recognized for
writing or significantly expanding articles on a regular basis
Notable work(s)
American paddlefish, Faisalabad, Taj Mahal
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 The file Pink anemonefish, created & uploaded by this user, is a Commons featured picture.
 The file Longnose batfish, created & uploaded by this user, is both a WM:Commons & WP:Featured picture.
 The file Spotted trunkfish, created & uploaded by this user, is a WM:Commons & WP:Featured picture.
 The file Caribbean Reef Squid, created & uploaded by this user, is a WM:Commons & WP:Featured picture
 The file Chain Moray, which this user created & uploaded, is a Wikipedia:Featured picture.
 The file Yellow papillae flatworm, created & uploaded by this user, is a WM:Commons & WP:Featured picture
 The file Troupial (Icterus icterus), created & uploaded by this user, is a Commons featured picture
 The file Arches fingers, created & uploaded by this user, is a Commons featured picture.
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 This user has reviewed 8 Good Article nominations on Wikipedia.
 This user helped promote the article Underwater diving to good article status.
 This user helped promote the article Secretariat (horse) to good article status.
 This user helped promote the article Faisalabad to good article status.
 This user helped promote the article Cicada to good article status.
 This user helped promote the article Paddlefish to good article status.
 This user helped promote the article Nirmala (novel) to good article status.
 This user helped promote the article Gabor B. Racz to good article status.
 This user helped promote the article Alligator gar to good article status.
 This user helped promote the article American paddlefish to good article status.
 This user helped promote the article Bowfin to good article status.
 This user helped promote the article Loham to good article status.
 This user helped promote the article Charmayne James to good article status.


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(Scratch my back, I'll scratch yours.)
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(All their work has been doctored.)
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QuotesEdit

Thought Grenades


There's something indescribable, yet intrinsically beautiful about sharing knowledge, making contributions, and helping others.
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The quantity of one's edits matters far less than the quality of one's prose.
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We don't appreciate history until we become an integral part of it.
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I may not be perfect, but I can certainly strive to be.

Atsme📞📧


Any Point?
Your quote- "I may not be perfect, but I can certainly strive to be."
If there is absolutely no chance of being perfect, why try to be. Just a random question. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.99.140.221 (talk) 22:39, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
Because as long as you are striving to be perfect you keep getting better. Grasping that concept may be difficult for those who set limits on themselves or lack self-confidence.Atsme📞📧
Oxymoron
Requesting a block against an editor for ignoring all rules when WP:IAR is our policy.
06:03, 18 February 2015 (UTC)


Hmmmm.....

Don't let your fingers type faster than your brain can analyze context.
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The problem with being "politically correct" today is that we have allowed it to obfuscate truth.
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Having character and being a character are not the same. ~Atsme
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A classic line by User:NE Ent [1] during the 2014 ARBCOM elections: Um, if wiki elections were run on American Democratic party guidelines IPs could vote early and vote often.
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The universe is made of protons, neutrons, electrons and morons. ~anonymous
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On Wikipedia, it's important to know when to stop arguing with people, and simply let them be wrong. ~anonymous

Atsme📞📧


DeclarationEdit

If you really must know.
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.

Declaration

  • See December 1, 2015 interview, Issue #37 for Bokeh magazine
  • Founder and Executive Director (emeritus) of Earthwave Society, a small non-profit conservation organization (see following section, My first year, 2011);
  • Former National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) judge;
  • 1985 NCHA National Nonpro Champion but have not shown a cutting horse or cut cattle since 2008;
  • Publisher of regional & local horse magazines (sold & retired)
  • Scriptwriter/executive producer of weekly television series
  • Field producer for CNN Headline News
  • Documentary filmmaker, producer of [2] for PBS
  • In the business of boarding horses and ranching; it's inescapable
  • Retired freelance writer of various print and online articles. I still pay dues to the Outdoor Writers Association of America.
  • Contribute much of my time to volunteer work when I'm not diving, snorkeling, or basking in the sun on the small island I love and escape to as a permanent resident.
  • Scuba and NITROX instructor (emeritus) for NAUI, former SSI accredited open water instructor, and also taught underwater photography/video;
  • Published freelance writer of magazine articles, and self-published photographic lay-flat coffee-table books;
  • If you discover something I've done or am involved in that isn't included here, please feel free to remind me on my TP, especially if you think it may create a WP:COI. Errors and omissions are not intentional.

Barnstars, DYKs, GAs, FAs/FPsEdit

Barnstars and other accolades that represent the wonderful community that is Wikipedia
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.


I added this section, not as a show of vanity, but as a reminder for why I tolerate the occasional injustices, ill-will, and incivility by the few who are here to push an agenda or WP:RIGHTGREATWRONGS while hiding behind the veil of anonymity. It's one thing to disagree - it's healthy discourse when collegiality is maintained - but when disagreements lead to PAs and aspersions that result in a successful railroading to eliminate one's opposition, it's nothing short of despicable. No editor is immune, so if it happens to you, just pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again. Atsme📞📧 20:40, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Gabor B. RaczEdit

Thought of complimenting you for this article. A good one mainly in terms of prose quality. Best --PeterCRames (talk) 19:20, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

What a nice compliment. Thank you, PeterCRames.AtsmeConsult 03:50, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Resilient Barnstar
OK, I hope you're happy with your work, I think it's fabulous! And I'm also glad that we could (resolve? set aside? put on hiatus?) our differences elsewhere and that it led to this accomplishment of yours. Cheers! — alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 19:11, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Alf. It means a great deal more to me coming from you. I don't even consider our differences as anything to set aside, much less consider. I learned a great deal from the experience, and thank you kindly. Now then, is the article still supposed to be in my sandbox, or did I screw-up yet again? AtsmeConsult 19:17, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
No, it's normal that it's still in your sandbox. When you move a page out of userspace into mainspace that just happens. You can blank the sandbox version and it won't affect the real version, and then use your sandbox for other stuff. Would you be interested in trying to write a DYK (WP:DYK) from your new article? It'll get it on the main page for a few hours. That process can be a little overwhelming, I know, but if you'd like to try I can help you, or if you'd like it to happen but don't want to get involved, I can do it for you (which is normal, other people proposing DYKs for new articles).— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 19:23, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
I'd love to do something new. If you have the patience to work with me, I'm game. Also, I noticed in the "view history" of my new article, it shows all the edits. Uh oh? Or is that normal? You might want to take a peek at it. AtsmeConsult 19:26, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
It's supposed to show the history, don't worry about that. I'll think about what might be a good hook, and maybe you can read over the instructions at the DYK page. I believe you have 5 days or 10 days or something from when it's moved into mainspace, so it's not a super hurry.— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 19:28, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
You can take the lead, and just coach me along so I can see first hand how it's done. Is that ok? AtsmeConsult 19:33, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
OK, will do later today or tomorrow and let you know what's going on.— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 19:38, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

I miss your insightfulness, your patience, and your genius, Alf.laylah.wa.laylah. I hope you are checking in from time to time, and will see my post. Please come back soon. AtsmeConsult 20:49, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

The above thread is referring to Gabor B. Racz which further substantiates how wrong it was for editors to initiate a WP:GAR within minutes following the wrongful accusations of a COI against me at COIN, particularly regarding this BLP. What ensued at the GAR discussions and on the article's TP should serve as a lesson to all of us regarding allegations of COI without justification, and the only reason I am now bringing it up.

Atsme📞📧 17:19, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Alligator garEdit

The article Alligator gar you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Alligator gar for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Cwmhiraeth -- Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:42, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

For your information, your chain moray eel image is now in The Signpost. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:57, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Cwmhiraeth, thank you for the update, and congratulations on your accomplishments!! AtsmeConsult 03:59, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

I did the DYK nominationEdit

It's here: Template:Did you know nominations/Gabor B. Racz‎. You might want to put it on your watchlist because it's sometimes necessary to do a little editing before it's accepted, but in this case I think that'll be minimal. By the way, you should be quite proud of the minimal attention the article got from new page patrollers. You probably didn't realize it, but those two or three small edits people made right after you moved it were just the tip of the iceberg of probably around a hundred people looking it over to make sure it wasn't too crappy to survive, and then it got assessed with a C by the bio wikiproject. Very good!— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 22:10, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Makes me smile. Thank you. I'm reading up on QPQ, DYK, KMA, IDK, MMD, etc., etc., etc. I have a 6 ft. sheet of initialisms and acronyms that will probably take me 3 years to learn. Atsme talk 22:23, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
@Alf.laylah.wa.laylah: So what happens next?

DYK for Gabor B. RaczEdit

slakrtalk / 23:08, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations!Edit

For this!— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 22:23, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Oh, WOW, Alf!!! WOW!! We did it!!! Thank you, thank you!!! Atsme talk 23:46, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Did you look at the main page and see it on there? I took a screenshot for you in case you want a souvenir, which I can email to you if you'd like. Fabulous work, it flew right through the review. That's very rare on a first try. You should be proud. There are all kinds of little widgets you can put on your userpage to commemorate the occasion if you want to.— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 00:20, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
The article's main page, or one of the links on the banner? Not quite versed in navigating DYK. I would love a souvenir, Alf - thank you bunches, and thank you for the kind words, but I can't take full credit. I had one helluva teacher in you! Where do I get the widgets? Oh, and I added the DYK tool, I think. I need to read up on the DYK procedures, because right now it's all a bit confusing. Once that light goes on in my head, I'll be on the fast track. I also made my first template, and uploaded more pictures to Commons. That was fun, too. Just have to be careful I don't grow roots in this chair. I lose track of time, and before I realize it, 10 to 12 hrs have passed. Atsme talk 02:46, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
No, the actual front page of Wikipedia that the whole world sees when they land on it. It's still on there now, so you can see it live, but in case you don't get this in time I'll send you the screenshot anyway. It's amazing how time flies, isn't it?— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 02:58, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Oh, Wow!!! No, I didn't know!! Atsme talk 03:01, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, that's the payoff for writing good new content. Amazing, isn't it? Do you know how to check page views in the article history? Wait till the date changes and you'll see your article got thousands of views today.— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 03:05, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Sure is a good feeling, Alf. Amazing, and very rewarding. Page views? I don't know how to check page views. That is really awesome beyond words! Is there a link to the Widgets for my user page? --Atsme talk 03:17, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure if there's a general link. I use little teensy ones that I copied off someone else's page, you can see them on my user page. Also you can just look at other people's userpages who do DYKs and see what they do. That's probably the best way to find them, but also there might be a category or a list of them somewhere, I just don't know.— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 03:24, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Alligator garEdit

Gatoclass (talk) 05:37, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

Great works!! You have improved a lot....Keep up.... The herald 15:33, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
The Herald - how sweet - thank you!! And thank you for being so patient and giving of your time. I'm pretty excited about a couple new projects I'm working on offline, and also trying to improve a very inaccurate "start" article that relies heavily on self-published sources, and original research. AtsmeConsult 16:13, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of American paddlefishEdit

The article American paddlefish you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:American paddlefish for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of FunkMonk -- FunkMonk (talk) 00:42, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of BowfinEdit

The article Bowfin you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Bowfin for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Chiswick Chap -- Chiswick Chap (talk) 18:43, 29 September 2014 (UTC)


DYK for American paddlefishEdit

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:02, 7 October 2014 (UTC)


BarnstarEdit

  The Original Barnstar
To Atsme, an overdue barnstar for the impressive articles she has written on "primitive" fish. Well done! --Epipelagic (talk) 19:38, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you kindly, User:Epipelagic. Your recognition is much appreciated. AtsmeConsult 22:31, 11 October 2014 (UTC)


DYK for BowfinEdit

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:43, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Synodus intermediusEdit

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Gabor B. RaczEdit

The article Gabor B. Racz you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Gabor B. Racz for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Cwmhiraeth -- Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:03, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Cwmhiraeth, thank you for your tireless efforts. AtsmeConsult 22:06, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

FA congratulationsEdit

Just a quick note to congratulate you on the promotion of American paddlefish to FA status recently. If you would like to see this (or any other FA) appear as "Today's featured article" soon (either on a particular date or on any available date), please nominate it at the requests page. If you'd like to see an FA appear on a particular date in the next year or so, please add it to the "pending" list. In the absence of a request, the article may end up being picked at any time (although with about 1,287 articles waiting their turn at present, there's no telling how long – or short! – the wait might be). If you'd got any TFA-related questions or problems, please let me know. BencherliteTalk 10:46, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, Bencherlite. I believe in the DYK/GA/FA process, admire the reviewers for their diligence, and generosity of their time, and hope I will be able to help bring more quality articles to Wikipedia. AtsmeConsult 12:25, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Today's Featured Article: NotificationEdit

This is to inform you that American paddlefish, which you nominated at WP:FAC, will appear on the Wikipedia Main Page as Today's Featured Article on 24 December 2014. The proposed main page blurb is here; you may amend if necessary. Please check for dead links and other possible faults before the appearance date. Brianboulton (talk) 23:24, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

PreciousEdit

intrinsic beauty of sharing knowledge
Thank you, free at last, for quality articles such as American paddlefish and Gabor B. Racz, written with the background of experience and in the spirit that there's "something indescribable, yet intrinsically beautiful about sharing knowledge", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:49, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

One of the best Christmas gifts ever. Thank you Gerda Arendt. It is such an honor to receive this from you!! AtsmeConsult 13:35, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were recipient no. 1072 of Precious, a prize of QAI! Thank you for great wishes, starting early, - I am still on my way and found in a 16th century text (and music) inspiration to go over the mountains, be inspired, support each other, and sing! All the good wishes are open now on my talk, to be shared, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:17, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
Two years ago, you were recipient no. 1072 of Precious, a prize of QAI! My Christmas card will appear on my talk later today. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:57, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
Awww...thank you, Gerda Arendt. Your "Precious" prize generates feelings of warmth, love and peace. You are a very special Wikipedian as its founder and distributor. Atsme📞📧 15:00, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Precious three years!Edit

Precious
 
Three years!

Had to be OTD ;) - card improved but still needs more decoration, look at Puer natus est nobis --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:02, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

  • Gerda Arendt, thank you sweetie pie. I love your "Precious" gems. Just one question - in 2014, you adorned my page with the 3 yr. precious gem. Has time stood still? *lol* Atsme📞📧 17:16, 24 December 2017 (UTC)
I am perhaps too brief: in 2014 I found you precious, still on this page, but collapsed, therefore I sent the reminder that it was three years ago. It's forever ;) - Did Texas see my green heart? (There will more tomorrow, but a start is made.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:22, 24 December 2017 (UTC)
Ohhhh...now I understand. Love it even more. Atsme📞📧 17:27, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Chain MorayEdit

An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Chain moray eel.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 03:32, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
Congrats. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 03:00, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. AtsmeConsult 08:36, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Barnstar Awarded!Edit

  The Barnstar of Integrity
In recognition of your COI Ducks essay, which I find to be of value in facing the fact that Wikipedia has a serious ongoing problem. It takes bravery and moral conviction to stand up against the forces of organized COI editing. Thanks for your work. Jusdafax 15:38, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

By the way, I see you had the same type of visitor I had today. I've banned him from my talk page, just so you know you aren't the only one. Best wishes, Jusdafax 21:47, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

  • Thank you for the lovely barnstar, Jusdafax. My TP will wear it with pride. AtsmeConsult 04:08, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

To AtsmeEdit

  Ice Cream Award
Atsme, gotta love being propped up to do a favor for others, only to be thrown to the wolves with no one by your side, eh? Welcome to Wikipedia! I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out how to make it up to you, and then i remembered..... ice cream exists. Please have some. You deserve it. petrarchan47tc 23:10, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

  I'll definitely take it!! Thank you, Petra! AtsmeConsult 01:16, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

While you're enjoying your ice cream, you might feel to watch this. petrarchan47tc 23:25, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
And this. petrarchan47tc 00:12, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Believe it or not, I just sat down with a bowl of ice cream (Chocolate Royale) and fired up the computer and read this, so yes, I thoroughly enjoyed all the treats, thank you! AtsmeConsult 02:14, 9 April 2015 (UTC)


A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Copyeditor's Barnstar
For your work in Nirmala. Looks like you are a bit busy with all. Good day.. -The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 03:59, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

This is lovely, TH. Thank you. It was a fun article to collaborate on with you. AtsmeConsult 04:05, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

God willin', you will have another collaboration soon. Its a mammoth one. -The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 04:13, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
Shall I hint you? It's the most beautiful building in the world. Check my contribs and help me. -The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 07:31, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Some bubble tea for you!Edit

  Drink it and tie your belt to review pending changes..:) -The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 09:16, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Bubble tea!! Thank you!! AtsmeConsult 17:37, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

EssayEdit

  The Barnstar of Diplomacy

I really can't claim to be a fan of the essay, but I would like to say that I appreciate the edits made in response to my concerns. I also respect and appreciate that you were willing and able to hear my concerns in the midst of an emotional and confrontational discussion. Formerly 98 talk|contribs|COI statement 12:54, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, Formerly 98. I am flattered and honored by your gesture of kindness. I do hope we can work together in a productive collaboration in the near future. I really do like your style.   AtsmeConsult 00:23, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

Woke up just now to see Nirmala already a GA!!! Gratitude........

-The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 02:03, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Almost, but not quite. I'll still gratefully accept the fuzzy little kitty.   AtsmeConsult 03:28, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
You deserve the barnstar and the credit. Forget not to add a userbox in Nirmala's name.... -The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 11:33, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Dearest Mentor O Mine, I am honored.   Thank you. AtsmeConsult 15:49, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Great..can you do just another small favor? Check your mail...-The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Editor's Barnstar
GREAT job! 7&6=thirteen () 19:36, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, User:7&6=thirteen. Your collaboration was much appreciated. AtsmeConsult 01:12, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

A cupcake for you!Edit

  Have a nice day Atsme Govindaharihari (talk) 13:50, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

How sweet! Thank you, Govindaharihari. Your cupcake made it a nice day. Atsme📞📧 14:20, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

A beer for you!Edit

  (It was this or something called "bubble tea"- hope you like beer!) I see WP has regained a bit of its sanity. Welcome back xxxooo petrarchan47คุ 00:07, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for uploading the picturesEdit

  A cute pinto foal for you!
Thanks for uploading the photos, I added them to the articles (both the I Am Jose ones to his article, and one of him and the arena picture to the TWHNC article. Thanks again! 😊 White Arabian Filly (Neigh) 20:33, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

You are very welcome! 😊Atsme📞📧 17:03, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

By the way, you're invited to suggest material for my crazy edits page. 😀White Arabian Filly (Neigh) 21:38, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Some dim sum for you!Edit

  Thanks for your contributions to Wikipedia. North America1000 09:54, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Copyeditor's Barnstar
For your tireless contributions in bringing Loham to GA status. :-) Charles Turing (talk) 11:35, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, Charles Turing. It was an interesting project to work on.   Atsme📞📧 17:55, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

Meow! This cat swings all ways, vax and anti-vax, and will accept homeopathy, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, and milk. And kitten hugs.

Drmies (talk) 14:34, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purr. *lol* Thanks, Drmies. If that cat ever authors a book about feline acupuncture, I'll do my best to include a section on the motivation and inspiration behind it. In kitty language, CAM/Alt Med can only mean one thing - creature comfort. Cats are pretty amazing creatures, as I'm sure you're well aware. Following is what homeo-pity meant to our 20+ yr. old barn cat who actually knew she was going to die. I say that with conviction because of the events that led up to it, beginning with her rare visit to the house. She stood at my front door meowing until I answered. I didn't know what was wrong with her - she looked fine for her age - so I picked her up, and sat on the porch swing with her in my lap. She responded well to a little love and attention; laid very still purring while I gently rubbed her head. After I went back into the house, she stayed there in the swing. I found her little lifeless body the next morning exactly where I left her. She came to tell me goodbye. Atsme📞📧 17:04, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you!Edit

  Have a coffee and get ready.... -The Herald (Benison)the joy of the LORDmy strength 16:52, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

Yay!! Thank you. Glad you're back, TH. Atsme📞📧 16:57, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

TippingEdit

  The Involuntary Recumbency Barnstar
For your contributions toward a greater understanding of human–bovine interactions. Thank you for the GA review of Cow tipping. Moo. Brianhe (talk) 14:03, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
Well earned, although I personally have to admit that when I saw "involuntary recumbency" in the edit summary I was thinking that it was some sort of euphemism for being sick or in the hospital or something. John Carter (talk) 14:26, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
Thank you Brianhe - it's not only a creative barnstar, it's one that is udderly appreciated. It really moooved me. Sooo...along the lines of what John Carter said, when I first saw "involuntary recumbency" I thought someone was going to force me to ride a recumbent.   Q: What did the cow say to the cow-tipping rednecks? A: Don't mooove a muscle! Atsme📞📧 15:39, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
So is that what "don't forget to tip your server" means? --Tryptofish (talk) 16:49, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

When you need an engineer insteadEdit

 
"Everything I Know About Engineering" Award

The highest honor bestowed upon editors who ask scientists a question that only engineers can answer. Choo-choo on that for a while.
  Atsme📞📧 13:38, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

HelloEdit

Hi Atsme, I saw your post on Anarchyte's talk page and just now discovered your amazing work on Wikipedia. Why have you not yet applied for the Rfa? Xender Lourdes (talk) 00:34, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for the kind words, Xender Lourdes. I actually self-reverted after I re-read A's user page and realized their userbox correctly displayed their time as an editor, which to me is pretty amazing considering all the accomplishments in such a short period of time. And thank you Xender for your contributions and the excellent work you've been doing. I actually have given some consideration to adminship but I'm not quite ready for it. I occasionally help at DRN when I can - not as much as I should - and from time to time I'll close at ANI, but at this point in time, I very much enjoy working with the Equine Project team, creating articles, reviewing GA/FA candidates, improving/expanding articles for GA/FA promotion as well as helping others prep theirs, and I also enjoy spending time on Commons, providing photographs that are needed for articles, and helping review FP candidates. It's "happy time" for me. Admins have a huge responsibility, and to do the job right requires a great deal of time, patience, and understanding. Perhaps after I achieve most of my goals as a content creator and GA/FA contributor, adminship may be something I'd consider. Atsme📞📧 04:26, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
Understood :) It was good to have come across you. See you around. Xender Lourdes (talk) 10:16, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Working Woman's Barnstar
For your thankless efforts at the Faisalabad GA review, and, in general, for all your splendid contributions to Wikipedia. We are blessed to have someone like you here! Sainsf (talk · contribs) 07:45, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, Sainsf. What a wonderful surprise, and an honor. Atsme📞📧 10:47, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

What goes around...Edit

  ...comes around. With the "what" being the fact that I'm going to have that image on my talk page beyond the death of humanity itself, when only the barren expanses of the empty internet remain. But I'll let crazy pig man speak for himself. Colonel Wilhelm Klink (Complaints|Mistakes) 01:31, 30 August 2016 (UTC) Seriously though, I'm glad you enjoyed my depository of failed amateur comedy user page.
Colonel Wilhelm Klink, I don't trust that the internet will be here in recognizable form in the future, so I printed & framed your crazy pig man and hung it on the wall. Our little pot bellied pig gazes upon it dreamily every day.   Atsme📞📧 15:13, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
I hope your pig gets many hours of enjoyment from it (because God knows nobody else will). Now the only thing left to do is invite Kramer over to your house. ("Jerry! It's the pig man!") :) Colonel Wilhelm Klink (Complaints|Mistakes) 18:11, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

POTD notificationEdit

Hi Betty,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Chain moray eel.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on September 22, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-09-22. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:12, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, Crisco! Great news...I'll check the caption.Atsme📞📧 11:30, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Chris SherwinEdit

 On 10 November 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Chris Sherwin, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that animal behavior scientist Chris Sherwin wrote that insects can experience "negative mental states"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Chris Sherwin. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Chris Sherwin), 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.
Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
You went above and beyond helping a newcomer to Wikipedia. Magnolia677 (talk) 16:52, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Awwww...thank you, Magnolia677. Atsme📞📧 19:16, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Longnose batfish.jpgEdit

An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Longnose batfish.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 20:29, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
Congrats! It's an excellent likeness of me! --Tryptofish (talk) 21:39, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
I uploaded that image in your honor, Tryp!! Atsme📞📧 00:32, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
If I say so myself, the red lipstick looks very fetching on me. --Tryptofish (talk) 00:36, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  And it doesn't leave a trace. Kiss away!! 👄💋Atsme📞📧 01:04, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Nice to see it made it. • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 18:24, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
for your engagement on the NPP and ACTRIAL issues whether or not your opinions concur with mine. At least you now have the eyes and ears of the WMF. Thank you :) Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 03:58, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you Kudpung, but it is you I applaud for your leadership and steadfastness in this worthy endeavor. I believe we are of the same opinion regarding the essential elements; however, as an ideaologist who makes-up words I'm not above throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks, especially when there's a stalemate. It is long past due for the project to have safeguards in place to assure sustainability and integrity of the encyclopedia. Atsme📞📧 16:41, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the kind words:) If you have not already done so, you might like to follow the other pages this issue spreadaccross, namely WP:KNPP & talk, WT:NPPAFC, andWikipedia talk:New pages patrol/Analysis and proposal. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 02:39, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/spotted trunkfishEdit

An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Spotted Trunkfish.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 13:05, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
Congrats again, and having looked at the FPC page, I actually have a question that reflects my limited knowledge of photography: what does "high EV" mean? --Tryptofish (talk) 21:32, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, Tryptofish - EV = Encyclopedic Value...it's a requirement for WP:FP candidates, but not for Commons FP candidates. They judge differently. Atsme📞📧 21:37, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
Oh, of course, and nothing to do with camera settings! If I weren't a fish already, I'd self-whale! --Tryptofish (talk) 21:41, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
And Tryp, I had the perfect template made for that, too -   Self-whale...for when a trout just isn't enough, as you already know, but reminders don't hurt considering the antsy trigger fingers of template deletionists which make the saying "use it or lose it" encyclopedic. I was hoping that my template creator would add the words "...when a trout just isn't enough." to the self-whale templateI figured it out, now done!20:24, 5 August 2017 (UTC) but I was happy and appreciative for the template he created. I will add that he did make the perfect template for   Just curious... which included the emoji & dots... Atsme📞📧 22:35, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Special Barnstar
To Atsme, for your tireless and patient mentoring of me on the article Charmayne James in order to bring it to good article status. My first good article attempt. And also for your outstanding editing skills. There aren't enough words. Thank you!
Awwww...how sweet of you Dawnleelynn. It truly was my pleasure. Atsme📞📧 22:49, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

The Half BarnstarEdit

  The Half Barnstar
For cooperating so well with MrX on the article and talk page for Trump campaign–Russian meeting and for taking it with a good balance of grace and productivity, I award you the Right Half of the Barnstar! DARTHBOTTO talkcont 20:53, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

😂 My first!! Priceless...thank you, DarthBotto. You get the other half + a whole one!! Atsme📞📧 21:11, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

BlessingsEdit

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(talk page stalker)Google translate gives "A week ago and the day of al - Hussein peace and mercy be upon you". Galobtter (talk) 12:34, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
Galobtter Thank you for the translation. Atsme📞📧 20:39, 14 November 2017 (UTC)


Some kale for you!Edit

  Hello! Tryptofish has given you some delicious kale to go along with whatever else you have! You see, these things promote WikiLove and hopefully this has made your day better. Spread the WikiLove by giving someone else some delicious kale! Enjoy! --Tryptofish (talk) 18:25, 27 June 2018 (UTC)


Karma needs help sometimes...Edit

  Karma needs help sometimes...
Smudge away the negativity and maybe karma will visit more expediently. Worth a try, right?! -- ψλ 22:35, 11 August 2018 (UTC)


Just cuz...Edit

ᛗᛁᛟᛚᚾᛁᚱPants Tell me all about it. 15:47, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Extremely rare awardEdit

 
I hereby award you the rarest of rare barnstars! Given only to American Flag lovin All-Americans!--MONGO 18:13, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Dang, she's a beauty! PackMecEng (talk) 18:16, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, but with a big nose! --Tryptofish (talk) 18:17, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
Tryp, I've heard that's far more desirable than small hands. Atsme📞📧 18:58, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  Like --Tryptofish (talk) 19:36, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
Oh my!! I'm speechless, MONGO. Anybody know a good ghostwriter I can contract to write a speech for me? I'm too emotional to write it myself right now but I can dictate the parts I want expressed in my own words. Oh, and I prefer someone who won't turn on me 20 years from now. 🤣 God save the flag-wearing eagle!! 🤠 Atsme📞📧 18:29, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
Just don't let the wackos drag you too deep into their cesspool of idiocy. If their system of government actually worked, the cities/municipalities and states where they are in charge would not all look like either a war zone or a poorly maintained boy scout jamboree tent city.MONGO 15:34, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Trump Barnstar
Is hereby awarded for hugely contributing to articles relating to Donald Trump and his presidency. WikiProject Conservatism is a fun and friendly place for winners who enjoy making Wikipedia great again. – Lionel(talk) 09:54, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Well deserved, Atsme. You've been a cool head and someone who is able to inject some good humor into moments where things could, or are ready to, blow apart with tempers and impatience on either side of a discussion at some highly charged talk pages, not just at the Donald Trump article. Thanks for recognizing her, Lionelt . -- ψλ 13:31, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Thank you so much, my WP friends. I am flattered, very appreciative of the kind words, and equally appreciative of your efforts in deflecting potential disruption by putting collegiality first when editing highly controversial political articles. I often visit the “Thought Grenades” at the top of my user page - it helps keep things in perspective.   The world is experiencing a Trumpadigm shift, much of which has been a culture shock to the establishment, a wake-up call on a world-wide scale, and a welcome reversal to those who opposed the open border/global direction proposed by establishment elites who mistakenly believe they know what’s best for everyone, including how best to spend other people’s money. The compilation of Davy Crockett memos by Edward Ellis speaks volumes, as does this very telling email. Happy editing!!! Atsme📞📧 15:54, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

A Chick-Fil-A sammie for you!Edit

  Hello! Lionelt has given you a delicious Chick-Fil-A sammie for finding the Newsweek article at Presidency of Donald Trump. You see, these things promote WikiLove and hopefully this has made your day better. Spread the WikiLove by giving someone else a delicious Chick-Fil-A sammie! Enjoy! – Lionel(talk) 06:36, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

Yummy!! Breakfast!!! Thank you, Lionel. Atsme📞📧 10:08, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

A pie for you!Edit

  A neighborly nod, country-style. I've missed seeing you around and reading your viewpoints. -- ψλ 15:12, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, Wink - Atsme📞📧 15:36, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Disappearing World (TV series)Edit

 On 6 December 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Disappearing World (TV series), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that one of the producers of the television series Disappearing World acknowledged that the episodes "more often reflect a changing world than a disappearing one"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearing World (TV series). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Disappearing World (TV series)), 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.
Vanamonde (talk) 12:02, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, Atsme, for improving this and helping get it to DYK! Rigadoun (talk) 17:10, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
You're welcome Rigadoun - as a retired producer of nature programming for PBS, I know how difficult it is to find RS for verification and accuracy. Every now and then I get lucky with my research; there's no other way to do it except to throw stuff into the Google search bar and various archives to see what sticks. Atsme✍🏻📧 18:37, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Jerry FrankelEdit

 On 23 December 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jerry Frankel, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Broadway producer Jerry Frankel sometimes named racehorses after his shows, their songs and actors? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jerry Frankel. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jerry Frankel), 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.
Alex Shih (talk) 12:02, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

Greetings from WalesEdit

  The daffodil is the national flower worn on St David's Day (1 March) in Wales. The daffodil may be known as Welsh: cenhinen Bedr (Saint Peter's leek)
I know I'm a week too early, but I hope to put some cheer on your talk.
For what it's worth, I always enjoy your humour. Don't let the B*s*a*d* grind you down!
All the best! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 20:26, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

❤ to my special new friend. Atsme Talk 📧 21:13, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Staffordshire Bull TerrierEdit

The article Staffordshire Bull Terrier you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Staffordshire Bull Terrier for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of FunkMonk -- FunkMonk (talk) 15:01, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, FunkMonk. It was one endeavor we won't soon forget. Your patience, understanding and the fine work you did as a reviewer is much appreciated. I hope all who participated will proudly share the GA achievement on their UTP. Atsme Talk 📧 15:30, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
Welcome, I look forward to working with you again under less heated circumstances! FunkMonk (talk) 14:05, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
I'll be sure to time my future GA noms for Fall and Winter. 😁 Atsme Talk 📧 14:28, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

Holidays and special occasionsEdit

Holiday greetings beginning with 2015 to present
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.


Happy Thanksgiving!Edit

  A Thanksgiving turkey for you!
Happy Thanksgiving! White Arabian Filly (Neigh) 16:22, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

How sweet!! Thank you!! I intend to make it the happiest Thanksgiving ever!! I say that every year and because of my spotty memory, each one is the happiest!!! Atsme📞📧 16:43, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Hope it was happy, now that it's mostly over!😃 White Arabian Filly (Neigh) 02:53, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Happy Holidays!Edit

--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:16, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and Happy New YearEdit

  Santa Claus and horses
Merry Christmas and happy new year!🎄🎁🎉 White Arabian Filly (Neigh) 23:01, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

happy holidays to you as well

Season's GreetingsEdit

To You and Yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 11:00, 20 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, Bzuk, and the same to you!! Atsme📞📧 19:28, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Season's Greetings!Edit

Use {{subst:Season's Greetings}} to send this message

Beautiful!! Thank you, Northamerica1000 --Atsme📞📧 19:28, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry ChristmasEdit

 
Merry Christmas!!
Hello, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year,

Thanks for all your help on the 'pedia!  
   –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 16:12, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Best wishes for the holidays... II youEdit

  Season's Greetings
Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year! Hafspajen (talk) 11:53, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Beautiful - thank you, Hafspajen.

GreetingsEdit

 
Season's greetings and all the best in the upcoming New Year! Brandmeistertalk 15:31, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry ChristmasEdit

 
Merry Christmas!
I've been hearing from the elves that you've been a little worried about how Santa's list is looking for you. They say he's almost done with his second check, and so far it looks like you've hardly been naughty at all! Thanks for the work you do and the help and nice words that you have shared with me. You have brought joy into my work here.

I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year Gandydancer (talk) 17:52, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

My thanks to you...Edit

...for your card. I hope that you and yours have had, and will have, a good holiday, and a happy and productive New Year. BMK (talk) 20:38, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Wonderful holidaysEdit

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! --Tremonist (talk) 15:22, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Awwww...how sweet, Tremonist. Thank you!!! Atsme📞📧 15:35, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
Merry Christmas Atsme! Popish Plot (talk) 20:34, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
Back at ya, Popish - on your TP. Atsme📞📧 20:56, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Season's GreetingsEdit

Wishing you a Charlie Brown
Charlie Russell Christmas! 🎄
Best wishes for your Christmas
Is all you get from me
'Cause I ain't no Santa Claus
Don't own no Christmas tree.
But if wishes was health and money
I'd fill your buck-skin poke
Your doctor would go hungry
An' you never would be broke."
—C.M. Russell, Christmas greeting 1914.
Montanabw(talk)
Thank you, Montanabw. I imagine it's snowing where you are right now, so snuggle up by the fireplace and stay warm. I hear a fire in the fireplace is ok on Christmas Eve because Santa has an alternate route.  🎁 Atsme📞📧 20:37, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Season's GreetingsEdit

Season's Greetings
A very happy holidays to you! --Godot13 (talk) 06:03, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Best wishes for 2016 . . .Edit

Atsme, may you continue to make Wikipedia a better place in the New Year. Cheers. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 04:42, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Auld Lang Syne brings back so many memories. 🎼 🎤 Thank you, Dirtlawyer1. I am ready for the countdown. 💃🍸🎉  Atsme📞📧 15:08, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Atsme!Edit

Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.
Thank you, Davey2010!! It was certainly happy last night!! Wishing you a happy and productive 2016!! Atsme📞📧 16:00, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
You're welcome :), Haha same here!, By Monday It'll all be back to normal & everyone will be miserable again  , Thanks and I wish you a very Happy New Year too :) .... again!  . –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 22:10, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Yo Ho HoEdit

2016 year of the reader and peaceEdit

2016
 
peace bell

Thank you for your wishes, returned with my review, and the peace bell by Yunshui! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:33, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

So sweet! Thank you, Gerda Arendt. You are such a special Wikipedian. Atsme📞📧 15:09, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! - Click on bell for the sound ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:09, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
Oh, wow! Beautiful sound. It resonates! Thanks, Gerda. Atsme📞📧 14:33, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Happy Easter!Edit

  Happy Easter
To celebrate Easter and the beginning of spring, here's a cute Easter bunny for you! White Arabian Filly Neigh

Awww, how cute...thank you, White Arabian Filly and HAPPY EASTER to you, too!! Atsme📞📧 15:41, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Happy Easter!Edit

  Happy Easter
Happy Easter! And have a great day! Horsegeek(talk) 17:15, 27 March 2016 (UTC)Horsegeek

Thank you, Horsegeek! I love bunnies that lay eggs!! Hope they're full of chocolate inside.   Atsme📞📧 17:18, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Of course Atsme! 😋🍫 Horsegeek(talk) 17:21, 27 March 2016 (UTC)Horsegeek

Happy Fourth of July!Edit

  Happy Fourth of July!
Here's hoping you have a great Fourth of July! White Arabian Filly Neigh

I'm wearing ear plugs and body armor. Times have changed!! *lol* Thank you for the well-wishes, White Arabian Filly!!

Happy 4thEdit

  Happy 4th!
Hope your 4th is red white and blue! (With other colors too) Horsegeek(talk) 22:11, 3 July 2016 (UTC)Horsegeek

Thank you, Horsegeek - I'm enjoying the fireworks displays all around me while being thankful for the rains we just had, especially considering the expanse of my coastal hay fields - the same fields we haven't been able to cut because of all the rain. Atsme📞📧 02:50, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Halloween cheer!Edit

Thank you, Northamerica1000. I look forward to your cheers on holidays/occasions. They remind me what day it is!!   Atsme📞📧 01:14, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
Well, Halloween is already over on UTC time, but glad to provide the reminder! North America1000 01:42, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Halloween cheer!Edit

  • Sorry I was meant to have sent this last night, Late's better than never :P, Anyway a Happy Halloween :), –Davey2010Talk 12:30, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
  •   I'm still wearing my Halloween costume so you're right - it's never too late!! Thank you for the cheers, Davey2010 Atsme📞📧 17:58, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Happy Thanksgiving!Edit

  Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of good food and family! White Arabian Filly Neigh

Ohhhh...how sweet!! Thank you, White Arabian Filly. I'm feeling a little homesick for our American traditions and above all missing my family, but it's hard to resist the beautiful sunrises and sunsets of this island. Wishing you & yours a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Atsme📞📧 23:38, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
Island? That sounds interesting and exotic. I'm jealous! --Tryptofish (talk) 00:44, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Tryptofish, spreek je Nederlands? Dat doen we op Bonaire alsmede Papiamentu, en een Spaanse, en Engels.   Atsme📞📧 02:43, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Mais non. Je parle Anglais très mal, bien sur, aussi un peu de Français. Je suis encore jaloux. Papiamentu? Formidable! --Tryptofish (talk) 22:42, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Tryptofish   I think your English is great, and I'm impressed with your French. I'd be happy to give you a personal tour of the island as my honored guest if that will lift your spirits. As for Papiamentu, I can throw out a few sentences....Un buricu no ta un bestia bunita, ma tampoco un bestia mahos. And in closing, I can say without reservation, "Mi ta hari henter dia." Atsme📞📧 23:32, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
LOL! Don't hear Dutch spoken very often. (That is Dutch, right?) Horsegeek(talk) 04:45, 24 November 2016 (UTC)Horsegeek
Yes it is - the perfect Google translate Dutch.   Atsme📞📧 13:31, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
So I'm not the only Wikipedia editor who can't speak multiple languages?! 😊White Arabian Filly Neigh 15:45, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Totally not! I can speak Cantonese, and a bit of Vietnamese. Mostly on the understanding side though. So not perfect! Horsegeek(talk) 18:06, 24 November 2016 (UTC)Horsegeek
Impressive!! Atsme📞📧 23:32, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

GobbleEdit

  Gobble
"Gobble. The gobble is a loud, rapid gurgling sound made by male turkeys. The gobble is one of the principal vocalizations of the male wild turkey and is used primarily in the spring to let hens know he is in the area." Happy Thanksgiving! Let's just say you've been gobbled. Horsegeek(talk) 18:04, 24 November 2016 (UTC)Horsegeek
Horsegeek, if I've been gobbled, it's probably because my wattle confused ole Tom. Hoping you had an amazing turkey day!! 😂 Atsme📞📧 23:06, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
I hope you had a good one too! Though honestly, I had more ham than turkey Horsegeek(talk) 04:02, 25 November 2016 (UTC)Horsegeek

Happy Holiday!Edit

Atsme, Happy Holiday/New Year!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:42, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Ozzie10aaaa - thank you so much for the beautiful wishes! I will reciprocate in kind by wishing you and yours a joyous and merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as we near the close of 2016. I pray we'll be around to celebrate many more!! Atsme📞📧 16:57, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!Edit

  Merry Christmas
Hoping you stay warm and have lots of good times and good food this holiday season! White Arabian Filly Neigh

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!Edit

 

  Merry Christmas!
Have a safe Christmas! Horsegeek(talk) 17:17, 16 December 2016 (UTC)Horsegeek

Season's GreetingsEdit

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Thank you, Northamerica1000. Your greeting is as close as I'll be getting to snow this holiday season.   
It's a nice time of the year, at any rate. Hope you and yours have a happy 2017! North America1000 16:38, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry ChristmasEdit

 
Merry Christmas Atsme!!
Hi Atsme, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year,

Thanks for all your help on the 'pedia!  
   –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 01:41, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Holiday cardEdit

 
Wishing you a Charlie Russell Christmas,
Atsme!
"Here's hoping that the worst end of your trail is behind you
That Dad Time be your friend from here to the end
And sickness nor sorrow don't find you."
—C.M. Russell, Christmas greeting 1926.
Montanabw(talk) 23 December 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, Montanabw, I'm looking forward to seeing some really kewl racetrack pictures!! Atsme📞📧 23:34, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

Muhammad AliEdit

Hi Atsme, could I get some feedback or assistance from you on how to convert Muhammad Ali into a GA article? Please note that there are some regulars who have been contributing to this article, and if you decide to get involved personally, it might help if you comment on the talk page of this article. Thank you. Soham321 (talk) 00:06, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

and a very merry christmas and happy new year to you. Soham321 (talk) 00:15, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi Soham321, I'm happy to help. Will give it a look tomorrow. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too!! May your holidays be filled with many blessings! Atsme📞📧 02:02, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Christmas 2016Edit

--Tito Dutta (talk) 15:51, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy HolidaysEdit

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I know this is terribly lazy, but there is so much else to do! A good one to you and yours! Samsara 15:54, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Yet anotherEdit


Merry
Rexxmas


--RexxS (talk) 16:12, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Oi!, Marine Boy, me ol' china ...Edit

Season's GreetingsEdit

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Season's greetingsEdit

Hi Atsme, many thanks for the card, and a very Merry Christmas to you too. Best, SarahSV (talk) 17:02, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Yo Ho HoEdit

Merry, merry!Edit

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 19:51, 24 December 2016 (UTC)  

Seasons Greetings!Edit

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Holiday Greetings! AtsmeEdit

  Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Thank you for helping make Wikipedia a better place. Blessings. May we all have peace in the coming year. 7&6=thirteen () 15:08, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Belated Holiday GreetingsEdit

 
Merry... uh, well, I guess Christmas!

My apologies for not reaching you sooner; I've been on a three week break for some reason. Hence, let me belatedly thank you for your thoughts this holiday season; I am very grateful for the thought, and I sincerely appreciate the gesture. Allow me to wish you and your loved ones a happy (remainder of the) holiday season, and a prosperous year to come. :) Colonel Wilhelm Klink (Complaints|Mistakes) 21:49, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy Easter!Edit

  Happy Easter
To celebrate Easter and the beginning of spring, here's a cute Easter bunny for you! White Arabian Filly Neigh

Awww, how cute...thank you, White Arabian Filly and HAPPY EASTER to you, too!! Atsme📞📧 15:41, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Happy Easter!Edit

  Happy Easter
Happy Easter! And have a great day! Horsegeek(talk) 17:15, 27 March 2016 (UTC)Horsegeek

Thank you, Horsegeek! I love bunnies that lay eggs!! Hope they're full of chocolate inside.   Atsme📞📧 17:18, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Of course Atsme! 😋🍫 Horsegeek(talk) 17:21, 27 March 2016 (UTC)Horsegeek

Happy Fourth of July!Edit

  Happy Fourth of July!
Here's hoping you have a great Fourth of July! White Arabian Filly Neigh

I'm wearing ear plugs and body armor. Times have changed!! *lol* Thank you for the well-wishes, White Arabian Filly!!

Happy 4thEdit

  Happy 4th!
Hope your 4th is red white and blue! (With other colors too) Horsegeek(talk) 22:11, 3 July 2016 (UTC)Horsegeek

Thank you, Horsegeek - I'm enjoying the fireworks displays all around me while being thankful for the rains we just had, especially considering the expanse of my coastal hay fields - the same fields we haven't been able to cut because of all the rain. Atsme📞📧 02:50, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Halloween cheer!Edit

Thank you, Northamerica1000. I look forward to your cheers on holidays/occasions. They remind me what day it is!!   Atsme📞📧 01:14, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
Well, Halloween is already over on UTC time, but glad to provide the reminder! North America1000 01:42, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Halloween cheer!Edit

  • Sorry I was meant to have sent this last night, Late's better than never :P, Anyway a Happy Halloween :), –Davey2010Talk 12:30, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
  •   I'm still wearing my Halloween costume so you're right - it's never too late!! Thank you for the cheers, Davey2010 Atsme📞📧 17:58, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Happy Thanksgiving!Edit

  Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of good food and family! White Arabian Filly Neigh

Ohhhh...how sweet!! Thank you, White Arabian Filly. I'm feeling a little homesick for our American traditions and above all missing my family, but it's hard to resist the beautiful sunrises and sunsets of this island. Wishing you & yours a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Atsme📞📧 23:38, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
Island? That sounds interesting and exotic. I'm jealous! --Tryptofish (talk) 00:44, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Tryptofish, spreek je Nederlands? Dat doen we op Bonaire alsmede Papiamentu, en een Spaanse, en Engels.   Atsme📞📧 02:43, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Mais non. Je parle Anglais très mal, bien sur, aussi un peu de Français. Je suis encore jaloux. Papiamentu? Formidable! --Tryptofish (talk) 22:42, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Tryptofish   I think your English is great, and I'm impressed with your French. I'd be happy to give you a personal tour of the island as my honored guest if that will lift your spirits. As for Papiamentu, I can throw out a few sentences....Un buricu no ta un bestia bunita, ma tampoco un bestia mahos. And in closing, I can say without reservation, "Mi ta hari henter dia." Atsme📞📧 23:32, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
LOL! Don't hear Dutch spoken very often. (That is Dutch, right?) Horsegeek(talk) 04:45, 24 November 2016 (UTC)Horsegeek
Yes it is - the perfect Google translate Dutch.   Atsme📞📧 13:31, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
So I'm not the only Wikipedia editor who can't speak multiple languages?! 😊White Arabian Filly Neigh 15:45, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Totally not! I can speak Cantonese, and a bit of Vietnamese. Mostly on the understanding side though. So not perfect! Horsegeek(talk) 18:06, 24 November 2016 (UTC)Horsegeek
Impressive!! Atsme📞📧 23:32, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

GobbleEdit

  Gobble
"Gobble. The gobble is a loud, rapid gurgling sound made by male turkeys. The gobble is one of the principal vocalizations of the male wild turkey and is used primarily in the spring to let hens know he is in the area." Happy Thanksgiving! Let's just say you've been gobbled. Horsegeek(talk) 18:04, 24 November 2016 (UTC)Horsegeek
Horsegeek, if I've been gobbled, it's probably because my wattle confused ole Tom. Hoping you had an amazing turkey day!! 😂 Atsme📞📧 23:06, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
I hope you had a good one too! Though honestly, I had more ham than turkey Horsegeek(talk) 04:02, 25 November 2016 (UTC)Horsegeek

Happy Holiday!Edit

Atsme, Happy Holiday/New Year!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:42, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Ozzie10aaaa - thank you so much for the beautiful wishes! I will reciprocate in kind by wishing you and yours a joyous and merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as we near the close of 2016. I pray we'll be around to celebrate many more!! Atsme📞📧 16:57, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!Edit

  Merry Christmas
Hoping you stay warm and have lots of good times and good food this holiday season! White Arabian Filly Neigh

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!Edit

 

  Merry Christmas!
Have a safe Christmas! Horsegeek(talk) 17:17, 16 December 2016 (UTC)Horsegeek

Season's GreetingsEdit

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Thank you, Northamerica1000. Your greeting is as close as I'll be getting to snow this holiday season.   
It's a nice time of the year, at any rate. Hope you and yours have a happy 2017! North America1000 16:38, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry ChristmasEdit

 
Merry Christmas Atsme!!
Hi Atsme, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year,

Thanks for all your help on the 'pedia!  
   –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 01:41, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Holiday cardEdit

 
Wishing you a Charlie Russell Christmas,
Atsme!
"Here's hoping that the worst end of your trail is behind you
That Dad Time be your friend from here to the end
And sickness nor sorrow don't find you."
—C.M. Russell, Christmas greeting 1926.
Montanabw(talk) 23 December 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, Montanabw, I'm looking forward to seeing some really kewl racetrack pictures!! Atsme📞📧 23:34, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

Muhammad AliEdit

Hi Atsme, could I get some feedback or assistance from you on how to convert Muhammad Ali into a GA article? Please note that there are some regulars who have been contributing to this article, and if you decide to get involved personally, it might help if you comment on the talk page of this article. Thank you. Soham321 (talk) 00:06, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

and a very merry christmas and happy new year to you. Soham321 (talk) 00:15, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi Soham321, I'm happy to help. Will give it a look tomorrow. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too!! May your holidays be filled with many blessings! Atsme📞📧 02:02, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Christmas 2016Edit

--Tito Dutta (talk) 15:51, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy HolidaysEdit

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I know this is terribly lazy, but there is so much else to do! A good one to you and yours! Samsara 15:54, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Yet anotherEdit


Merry
Rexxmas

--RexxS (talk) 16:12, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Oi!, Marine Boy, me ol' china ...Edit

Season's GreetingsEdit

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Season's greetingsEdit

Hi Atsme, many thanks for the card, and a very Merry Christmas to you too. Best, SarahSV (talk) 17:02, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Yo Ho HoEdit

Merry, merry!Edit

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 19:51, 24 December 2016 (UTC)  

Seasons Greetings!Edit

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Holiday Greetings! AtsmeEdit

  Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Thank you for helping make Wikipedia a better place. Blessings. May we all have peace in the coming year. 7&6=thirteen () 15:08, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Belated Holiday GreetingsEdit

 
Merry... uh, well, I guess Christmas!

My apologies for not reaching you sooner; I've been on a three week break for some reason. Hence, let me belatedly thank you for your thoughts this holiday season; I am very grateful for the thought, and I sincerely appreciate the gesture. Allow me to wish you and your loved ones a happy (remainder of the) holiday season, and a prosperous year to come. :) Colonel Wilhelm Klink (Complaints|Mistakes) 21:49, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy happy!Edit

 
Happy New Year!
North America1000 01:51, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
Beautiful picture, Northamerica1000. Thank you, and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!!! My kindest & warmest wishes to you & yours with hopes for a prosperous and peaceful new year. Atsme📞📧 14:16, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Atsme!Edit

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

Thank you, Davey2010 - can you believe another year just passed us by? Wow...I hope we can celebrate many, many more!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!!!   🎉🎈🍾🍸 Atsme📞📧 14:13, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
You're welcome, I know eh 2016 had gone too quick but in the end It was a crap year so kinda glad it did fly by! :), Arr thanks and I too hope we celebrate many more!!!, I hope you and your family have a very Happy and Healthy New Year :), –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 16:03, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Happy New YearEdit

 

Happy New Year!

Hello Atsme: Thanks for all of your contributions to Wikipedia, and have a great New Year! Cheers, CAPTAIN RAJU () 21:38, 1 January 2017 (UTC)



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CAPTAIN RAJU - thank you!!! Happy New Year to you!! May all your wishes for 2017 come true!!! Atsme📞📧 00:42, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Happy Easter!Edit

  Happy Easter
To celebrate Easter and the beginning of spring, here's a cute Easter bunny for you!

White Arabian Filly Neigh 20:57, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank you White Arabian Filly. I hope you had a Blessed holiday, too!! Atsme📞📧 02:53, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Halloween cheer!Edit

Thank you, Northamerica1000 - I'm looking forward to all the Skittles & Snickers bars the kids will be bringing home!! Atsme📞📧 00:41, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

Halloween cheer!Edit

Thank you, Adityavagarwal - such sweet words. I'm still eating Halloween candy, so that's a one-day holiday that keeps on giving!! Atsme📞📧 15:00, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
Enjoy the candy! :D It is awesome that despite the halloween being finished, your candies are not. I am taking a few candies from you, as it is not over yet, and i also love to eat them! :) Adityavagarwal (talk) 16:20, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

Happy thanksgivingEdit

Davey2010Talk has given you a Turkey! Turkeys promote WikiLove and hopefully this has made your day better. Spread the WikiLove by giving someone else a turkey, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend. Happy Thanksgiving!

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YUMMY!! I'm thinking Cajun this year. 🦃 Atsme📞📧 21:02, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Happy Thanksgiving!Edit

  Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of good food and family! White Arabian Filly Neigh 22:42, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, WAF!!! Tomorrow is going to be a fun day for us!! Hope it is for you, too!! Atsme📞📧 22:48, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Happy Turkey DayEdit

  Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with your family and friends! dawnleelynn(talk) 20:54, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Great times! Thank you, Dawn!! Atsme📞📧 16:07, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

Happy turkey dayEdit

 
Northamerica1000 is wishing you a happy Thanksgiving. If you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, don't forget that "Any time is turkey time" (see image). North America1000 05:53, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
Yes indeed it is!! Thanks, NA1000!! Fun times! Atsme📞📧 16:08, 24 November 2017 (UTC)


Holiday Cheer + a barnstarEdit

  The Happy Holiday Barnstar
How about combining a Barnstar with a Christmas Card? That is why this message is appearing on your talk page. Simultaneously and at the same time, this barnstar is conferred upon you because during this past year you worked and contributed your time to improve the encyclopedia. You also have received far too little recognition for your contributions. In addition, this is a small attempt at spreading holiday cheer. I've appreciated all the things that you have done for me.
The Best of Regards,
Barbara (WVS)   and Merry Christmas 01:01, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
Love this, Barb!! Thank you! Atsme📞📧 16:30, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Happy Saturnalia!Edit

  Happy Saturnalia
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free and you not often get distracted by dice-playing. Ealdgyth - Talk 13:58, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
Love the uniqueness of your holiday wishes! Thank you, Ealdgyth! Atsme📞📧 16:29, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!Edit

  Merry Christmas
Hoping you stay warm and have lots of good times and good food this holiday season! White Arabian Filly Neigh 22:06, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, WAF!! We'll probably have the cold without the snow (as usual) but it promises to be another wonderful Christmas to remember! Atsme📞📧 16:27, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

No fancy template...Edit

Atsme, but just but to wish you happy holidays and all the best for 2018. It's probably a lot warmer where I am than where you are 😎 Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 02:44, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

Awwwe, Kudz - thank you! The well wishes themselves are what make the holidays happy, not the templates they come in. Add to that, the holiday music and watching Miracle on 34th Street, and I get so santa-mental.   Atsme📞📧 04:48, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

Season's greetingsEdit

Hi Atsme, thank you for the lovely card. I would never have guessed that it was a Christmas tree worm! They're beautiful. Anyway, Merry Christmas to you and wishing you all the best for the New Year. SarahSV (talk) 22:17, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Thank you! Imagine...3 more sleeps, SV - and I've become duly dutifully santamental...   🤶🎁🎉🎊 🥂🍾 Atsme📞📧 00:38, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!Edit

  Wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year 2018!
A very Happy, Glorious, Prosperous Christmas and New Year! God bless!    — Adityavagarwal (talk) 17:09, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, Adityavagarwal - I can almost hear the jingle bells on Santa's sleigh! The sound keeps getting closer! Atsme📞📧 16:24, 23 December 2017 (UTC)
Ho ho! That is awesome.   Adityavagarwal (talk) 08:51, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!Edit

Looks like that picture will be as close as I'll be getting to snow this year! Thanks, Davey!! Buckle up for 2018!! Atsme📞📧 16:31, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Seasons' GreetingsEdit

...to you and yours, from the Great White North! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 16:45, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

What a surprise!! So happy to meet your acquaintance Bzuk. There are several parallels in the adventures we've experienced in life. I reciprocated on your TP.   Atsme📞📧 19:24, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!Edit

Hello, Atsme! Thank you for your work to maintain and improve Wikipedia! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 20:46, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

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Thank you, CAPTAIN RAJU!!! You have been a staple in AfD listings and relists. Thank you again!! Atsme📞📧 21:03, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!Edit

Hello, Atsme! Thank you for your work to maintain and improve Wikipedia! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Buster7  22:25, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

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Thank you, Buster7 - wishing you & your loved ones a Blessed and Merry Christmas, and may the New Year reward you with success, happiness and harmony. Atsme📞📧 05:25, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!Edit

  Merry Christmas!
Wishing you warmth and joy throughout this holiday season and a very Happy New Year! -dawnleelynn(talk) 22:29, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, Dawnleelynn!! Hoping 2018 will be a fun and productive New Year for us all!! Atsme📞📧 05:36, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

HH!Edit

  Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!
Thinking of you and wishing you good health and happiness. --Rosiestep (talk) 23:23, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Awww, thank you Rosiestep!! Hope Santa brings you everything you wished for, and that the New Year rewards your efforts with much success and happiness!! Atsme📞📧 05:33, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Yet anotherEdit


Merry
Rexxmas
2018


--RexxS (talk) 01:31, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

  • LOL* Love it, RexxS - thank you! Wishing you & yours much happiness, and that 2018 will be a prosperous one!! Atsme📞📧 05:42, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd DdaEdit

Yo Ho HoEdit

ϢereSpielChequers 18:29, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

HNYEdit

  Happy New Year!

Best wishes for 2018, —PaleoNeonate – 14:20, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
2018‼️ WooHoo‼️ 🎉🥂🍾 Thank you, PaleoNeonate! Wishing you a happy & prosperous New Year! Atsme📞📧 15:45, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
Happy new year to you too Paleo. :) —usernamekiran(talk) 18:33, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, Kiran - have fun Sunday night at countdown and party like a rock star!!! Atsme📞📧 18:47, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
oh hey Atsme! Didnt see you there. You too, have a great new year. Naa, nothing different for me at all, just another day like every other day. Well, except for the TV shows. They have many special programs on 31st. —usernamekiran(talk) 18:51, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

Blwyddyn Newydd DdaEdit

Thank you, Martin!! And wherever you may be performing or traveling - BE SAFE!! Thank you for all you do and have done. May our 2018 be even more productive and inspiring than last year!! Atsme📞📧 00:09, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Atsme!Edit

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Thank you Davey2010, you never fail to make me smile!! Wishing you and yours a happy & prosperous NEW YEAR!!! Atsme📞📧 01:30, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Happy New Year!Edit

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Oh my! What a beautiful card, Na1000 - ❤❤❤ - Happy New Year to you!!! Atsme📞📧 14:34, 1 January 2018 (UTC)


Ugly but tasty!Edit

 
I might be ugly but ever eat a Flamingo?

Peace Dove ChristmasEdit

Peace is a state of balance and understanding in yourself and between others, where respect is gained by the acceptance of differences, tolerance persists, conflicts are resolved through dialog, peoples rights are respected and their voices are heard, and everyone is at their highest point of serenity without social tension.
Happy Holidays.―Buster7  22:15, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

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Thank you, Buster7 - what a beautiful thought. It's hard to believe another year passed so quickly! Atsme✍🏻📧 23:11, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Reply to Santa quizEdit

Because he only comes once a year, and it's down the chimney. Atsme✍🏻📧 00:22, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Seasons GreetingsEdit

 
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Wishing you peace and joy this holiday season!


dawnleelynn(talk) 17:09, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the lovely greetings, Dawn!! Atsme✍🏻📧 14:26, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry 🍷 Christmas 🍷 to you 🎉🎁🎄🎁🎉Edit

Lovely, thank you, Petrar!! Atsme✍🏻📧 14:27, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy SaturnaliaEdit

  Happy Saturnalia
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 16:48, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Love it!! Thank you, Ealdgyth! Can't believe it's only a week away! Atsme✍🏻📧 17:29, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry ChristmasEdit

  • Thank you for the beautiful wishes, Gandy. {{{{{Only 3 more sleeps}}}}} Atsme✍🏻📧 20:58, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd DdaEdit

❤️🥂🍾🎅🏻🎄🤶🎊🎁 28 hours to go at the time my sig Atsme✍🏻📧 01:34, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New YearEdit

 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Hi Atsme, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas
and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year,
Thanks for all your help and thanks for all your contributions to the 'pedia,

   –Davey2010 Merry Christmas / Happy New Year 14:30, 23 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Davey2010 - your Holiday Greetings have become part of the holiday tradition for me here on WP! Thank you so much! 👼🏻 Atsme✍🏻📧 21:48, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

Yo Ho HoEdit

ϢereSpielChequers 23:00, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

WereSpielChequers, maybe some day when you have time you can share the story of the swimming bear. Atsme✍🏻📧 01:38, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
Dear Atsme, others have already done so. But we can hope that archaeologists more cold tolerant than me will find more out about them in the future. ϢereSpielChequers 09:17, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
WSC, the {{{{cold}}}} part came in loud and clear! Several years ago, I met a family who live in Nova Scotia and they invited me to visit them in Halifax. While there, I learned about the Northwest Territory and Nunavut based on stories they told me about family members born and raised in that part of the world and what they had to do to survive. It sparked my interest in producing a special for Discovery, so when I got back to the US, I submitted a treatment (pre-script). It captured the interest of an exec who walked it over to legal within a week of receiving it. Legal quickly squelched it because they considered parts of the documentary "too controversial". My treatment focused on the plight of the native peoples (modern day hunters and gatherers) and what they had to do to survive the cold, feed their children and overcome life-threatening obstacles in some of the most forboding areas in the world. At that time, the animal rights movement was at its peak, and apparently the need for human beings to eat and stay warm by utilizing animals (particularly white baby seals) is what legal considered controversial. Atsme✍🏻📧 12:44, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
That sounds like marketing rather than legal, but yes I can see that the sort of people who get upset at my eating venison and call me a cannibal for eating rabbit will go ape over the culling of baby seals, even where it is traditional hunting. ϢereSpielChequers 13:16, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

XmasEdit

FWiW Bzuk (talk) 01:15, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, Bzuk! And a merry HO-HO-HO! to you and yours!! Atsme✍🏻📧 01:39, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy Holidays!Edit

 

Happy Holidays!

May your winter holidays be filled with joy, laughter and good health. Wishing you all the best in 2019 and beyond.
--Cameron11598 (Talk) 04:27, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Hide the wine, Cameron - one or two glasses makes joy, laughter and good health - the bottle, not so fun the day after 🤢. Vodka is a cleaner fuel and has fewer pollutants. 😆 Atsme✍🏻📧 00:52, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy Christmas!Edit

Spread the WikiLove; use {{subst:Season's Greetings1}} to send this message
Quite lovely, and CHRISTMAS CHEERS to you as well. Atsme✍🏻📧 00:13, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019!Edit

  Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019!

Hello Atsme, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2019.
Happy editing,

Walk Like an Egyptian (talk) 05:48, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

  • I really like the part about "Merry" and "Prosperous" 😊🎄🎁 - thank you, WLaE!! Atsme✍🏻📧 00:47, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

And a Happy New YearEdit


Merry
Rexxmas
2018

 
4 wk. old American Bulldog puppy. We now have 9 Christmas babies who came down the "chimney" wrapped warmly in their own transparent wrappings from Santa Claus!
Thanks, RexxS - this Christmas has been quite a busy one, indeed!! A whole lotta American Bulldog puppies couldn't wait to see Santa, so they started arriving at 11:00 pm Christmas Eve - 10 11 born, 9 10 still alive! 4:30pm We think the last one arrived just before 3 pm CDT. Atsme✍🏻📧 21:52, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy HolidaysEdit

 

The 12 Days of Wikipedia
On the 12th day of Christmas Jimbo sent to me
12 BLPs
11 RFAs
10 New Users
9 Barnstars
8 Admins Blocking
7 Socks Socking
6 Clerks Clerking
5 Check Users Checking
4 Oversighters Hiding
3 GAs
2 Did You Knows
and an ARB in a pear tree.


-May your holiday season be filled with joy, laughter and good health. L293D ( • ) 04:18, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

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  Very creative, L293D. Thank you! Atsme✍🏻📧 13:42, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Atsme !Edit

Thank you, Kudz - I am paying for some of that happiness this morning! Wishing you a happy and prosperous 2019! Atsme✍🏻📧 14:24, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Gwin poeth sbeislyd i chi ...Edit

... gan yr hen Gymro; rwy'n gobeithio eich bod wedi cael gwyliau Nadolig gwych ac rwy'n dymuno 2019 heddychlon i chi!
That is Welsh and translates to:
Spicy hot wine for you from the old Welshman; I hope you have had a great Christmas holiday and I wish you a peaceful 2019!
Thank you for your excellent work on the 'pedia.

Sincerely, Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 11:12, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, GGJ - I can imagine how tasty that spicy hot wine would be! Wishing you a happy and prosperous 2019! Atsme✍🏻📧 14:29, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Happy New Year!Edit

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WOW!! that is quite the postcard, Na1000! Thank you! Wishing you a very happy and prosperous 2019!! Atsme✍🏻📧 14:32, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

2019Edit

 


Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht

Happy 2019 -

begin it with music and memories

Thank you for your help last year, and the pictured wishes! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:37, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

   Thank YOU for the remarkable work you do for the project, Gerda! Atsme✍🏻📧 21:29, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! Please check out "Happy" once more, for a smile, and sharing (a Nobel Peace Prize), and resolutions. I wanted that for 1 January, but then wasn't sad about having our music pictured instead. Not too late for resolutions, New Year or not. DYK that he probably kept me on Wikipedia, back in 2012? By the line (which brought him to my attention, and earned the first precious in br'erly style) that I added to my editnotice, in fond memory? . Good to meet you on his talk! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:11, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Happy New Year!Edit

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I know I might be very late but let me insinuate this while nobody might be watching!   Adityavagarwal (talk) 00:21, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
My goodness - thank you, Adityavagarwal!! I'll take this opportunity to wish you a happy & prosperous New Year, my Wiki friend. I am humbled by your visit, and feel a little guilty for not having stayed in touch with you, oh Great Editor of the Wiki. I hope you haven't lost even an ounce of the enormous energy you generate. It appears that you have managed to maintain the same level of enthusiasm you had when we first crossed paths a few years back. My, my - doesn't time fly?!!! Atsme✍🏻📧 01:01, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
Time does fly! Also, I have been tremendously busy for a while, so I was unable to edit for a long time. However, when I noticed a couple of New Year greetings on my talk page when I logged in, I suddenly remembered to leave such messages to the people whom I remember the most! Also, I am not an ounce as prolific as you are; you are among the best editors Wikipedia has, and the works you have done are ultra commendable!   Adityavagarwal (talk) 08:43, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
☺️ Thank you for the kind words, Aditya...I couldn't have mixed a better cocktail to top off my day. Atsme✍🏻📧 04:22, 15 January 2019 (UTC)    
Thank you too!   Adityavagarwal (talk) 06:01, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
(tps) Hey -- you were right on time by the Julian calendar! Eman235/talk 23:16, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
Hey Eman235 thanks for the support!   Great fact there! Adityavagarwal (talk) 06:01, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

The first few yearsEdit

My first year, 2011 & other boring highlights thru 2015. 👀
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.


My first year, 2011Edit

I first signed up as a WP editor in 2011 and managed to do a small amount of editing. At the time, I was still volunteering as exec dir for Earthwave Society, a small nonprofit conservation organization I founded in the 90s to help save endangered species. I was also quite busy with my photographic career. It took a few years to completely unravel from an all-consuming career as publisher of a regional magazine, and scriptwriter, series producer and post-production editor of local network programming, a bit of field work for CNN Headline News, a weekly series for sports cable, and scripting features for Travel Channel programs and the Financial News Network. I eventually focused entirely on writing/producing/shooting/editing nature programming for PBS and international broadcast, and occasionally worked in cooperation with Virginia Tech, the USF&WS and several other federal and state resource agencies.

What I gleaned from my early experiences as a WP newbie bursting onto the scene was that it's best to make small edits in the beginning, and read WP:PAG to acquire a better understanding of "community", and what's expected from GF collaboration. I went about it all wrong, and because I didn't understand how the WP community functioned, I was discouraged from editing altogether. Reflecting on those experiences, I highly recommend WP:MENTORSHIP to new editors. I also believe the following behavioral guidelines will prove helpful: WP:HEAR, WP:DONTBITETHENEWBIES and the essay WP:AVDUCK, the latter of which I created and co-authored.

  • Edit warring will get you blocked. New editors can become easy targets if they don't learn WP:3RR before they start editing.
  • Good Articles and Featured Articles are typically overseen by stewards - do not mistake the behavior of stewards for WP:OWN. GAs and FAs undergo a stringent review process; FA is the most scrutinized of all.
  • AGF (Assume Good Faith) is a term you will hear often. It does work most of the time but when it doesn't, it may be time to review WP:Civility and the various essays that deal with behavior issues.
  • "Lying is a strong word. I didn't believe what they were saying." ~~ Michael Morell, former CIA, in response to a question about the Benghazi Report during a FOX interview, 05-12-2015.

I traveled extensively during 2012 and 2013 to hone my photographic skills, so I took a 2-year hiatus from editing WP. There were long periods of time during my travels when I had no internet access. It was all quite peaceful and a great way to wind-down from a fast-paced career in television broadcast.

2014 learning highlightsEdit

In January 2014, I opted for semi-retirement which afforded me the opportunity to give something back as a volunteer on WP by sharing what knowledge I've acquired during a wonderful 30+ year career as a writer, tv producer, and photographer. I am also an accomplished equestrian and rancher so my area of expertise covers those topics as well; ranching being the reason I may never be able to fully retire. I learned some very valuable lessons in 2014, and am happy to say I've collaborated with some very patient and understanding editors who, for years, have voluntarily invested their time and effort into making WP an exceptional online resource. They certainly have earned my respect and admiration.

  • The most important lesson I've learned so far: I still have a lot to learn. But isn't that what keeps life interesting?
  • Listen, observe, and try not to take criticisms and reverts personally, especially those performed by seasoned editors. In fact, before attempting to edit an existing article, utilize the article's talk page, and begin a discussion about the changes or updates you'd like to make. It's a common mistake for neophytes to jump right in, and try to change an article based on WP's open edit policy without first discussing the proposed changes with the stewards, or guardians of the article.
  • Don't go into a discussion with preconceived notions. Try to maintain an open mind, and a closed mouth which in Wiki talk translates into not posting when your emotions are in control.
  • WP editors come in many different shapes and sizes from many different parts of the world with many different sociopolitical views. You're not always going to win in a debate, and rightly so.
  • Some of us will simply not be able to remember all the acronyms.
  • Archiving one's talk page for ready access to discussions later isn't always as easy as slapping on a template.
  • Composing an article from scratch is much different from editing someone else's work...most of the time.
  • Be kind to newbies, even if you have to force yourself, and never forget your earliest days on WP.
  • Composing an article from scratch, having it nominated to DYK, having few changes made during review, and being on Wiki's main page is most AWESOME!!
  • Good collaboration between in-sync editors opens the door to unlimited possibilities.
  • Editing an article to GA status, and then nominating it for DYK is more than most AWESOME.
  • Editing an article from stub to DYK eligibility, then expanding it to GA and eventually to FA in collaboration with knowledgable, veteran editors is an excellent learning experience. The FA review can be humbling, as it was for me with American paddlefish, but I consider it an honor to have worked with and learned from such quality editors during the review process. FA is a goal all editors should strive to achieve.

I'm sure that over time I will be adding more to my list of lesson highlights.

  • In 9 months, I was able to contribute to the promotion of 5 GAs, 1 FA, and 5 DYKs. It's a flimsy record compared to that of the brilliant, code savvy, talented individuals I've had the honor of collaborating with but it makes me smile.  
  • Admins are people, too. A few need to use the archive feature on their talk pages more often - the autobot archiver works well, and the One Click Archiver is pretty handy.
  • There is so much more to learn. AtsmeConsult 20:42, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

2015 learning highlightsEdit

Disruptive cabal editing is the gift that keeps on giving and the gift is a daily beating. I don't think there is anything more detrimental to the project than a cabal with an axe to grind or a POV to push. I think we defined it pretty well in WP:AVDUCK. If your purpose here is to contribute verifiable, well-sourced information that will help improve the encyclopedia, your experience should be a pleasant one. However, if you stumble onto an article that is controlled by an advocacy known to engage in tendentious editing and reverts by tag-team, you may be able to save yourself a lot of grief by heeding the essay's advice for seeking resolution.

In July 2015, I edited a handful of fish articles and was met with an unwarranted challenge at WP:COIN because of my prior affiliations as a volunteer with Earthwave Society, an all-volunteer, nonprofit conservation organization. I call it a COINoscopy because of how deeply the investigation probed into my RL, including personal domain registrations. While COIN serves a useful purpose, the case against me was retaliatory and what I believed to be an abuse of the process. I filed a WP:RfAR titled COIN Abuse but my case was denied because I failed to seek other dispute resolution first. I won't go into detail regarding the circumstances but I will say that I was wrongfully accused of mismanaging a COI over a handful of fish articles. I was also accused of a COI for an article I did not edit and for another article that was totally unrelated to the volunteer position I once held. Everything I did, every edit I made was above board and in compliance with WP:COI and WP:PAG. I participated in a 3O which resulted in an apology to me and that would have been the end of it had the apology been sincere.

 
Oh, no!! Not another tribble!!
 
Wiki Tribble

Fortunately, most Wikipedians are neither retaliatory nor do they have bad intentions. There have been instances when various biases have been an issue, and there are also issues relating to the gender gap. I've experienced quite the gambit first hand, and while there were times I felt dominated by nothing but ill-will and was ready to call it quits, along came the magical bright spots of true collaborative editing which corrected the imbalance, all the while reminding me of everything that's good about being a WP editor. Unfortunately, not all editors survive the onslaught of certain cabals but those who do are the real heroes in my eyes. If they're reading my page now, they already know who they are and what I think about them so there's no need to mention user names. Instead I'll refer to them as Wiki Tribbles and hope they keep multiplying.   I'll just put it this way, if you are among the editors I've collaborated with, past and present, and we've worked together in such a way that our disagreements didn't burn any bridges and we improved the encyclopedia, then I consider you a very special Wikipedian, and thank you for all you do and all you've done to make collaboration an enjoyable experience. 20:09, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

To top-off a significant portion of 2015, I've included a link to the trailer for Anger Management. I can relate to the Dave character. Use your imagination for the role of Dr. Rydell. It was pretty easy for me to think of at least a dozen people who fit the role perfectly: [3] It's all in fun. Enjoy! Atsme📞📧 19:16, 20 September 2015 (UTC) add new link 12:36, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

2015 in a nutshell
  • Wrote my first essay for editors who think they've been confronted by an aggressive advocate or advocacy tag team which may also include sock puppetry. See: Advocacy ducks for guidance.
  • If you think you're being harassed or hounded, you're not alone. Don't lose your cool or say something you'll regret later.
  • Most admins deserve respect for what they do day to day. There are the rare few who forgot to leave their biases at login. Regardless, AGF and seek a third opinon from an experienced editor.
  • Journalistic integrity is grounded in neutrality and so is encyclopedic integrity. Read the following for more details: SPJ Code of Ethics.
  • Editing WP is a lot like bussing tables. The minute you get one table clean, new customers come in and create a mess undoing all your hard work. Not to be confused with coworkers adding condiments and cleaning up areas you may have overlooked.

Articles I either created or made substantial contributions to in a collaborative effortEdit

  1. Gabor B. Racz - created and co-authored; it was nominated for DYK by User:Alf.laylah.wa.laylah, included on main page at 07:20, on 26 April 2014, Wikipedia:Recent_additions/2014/April, ....(Did you know)..."that Gabor Racz fled Budapest in 1956 after the Hungarian revolution and went on to hold a million-dollar endowed chair in anesthesiology at Texas Tech?"; nominated for GA - ✅ achieved GA. Over a year later, July/Aug 2015, I was wrongfully accused of a potential COI which became the catalyst for a mishandled GA reassessment (WP:GAR) of the Racz BLP. Everything about that GAR was noncompliant with the suggested guidelines, including no prior discussion with the article's creator, no attempts to resolve what a few editors referred to as puffery or sourcing issues, and wrongful accusations of copyvio for close paraphrasing and copy/pasting a few statements of fact, specifically credentials and awards from a 60+ page curriculum vitae. It was later suggested that I validate the free use status by contacting the author(s) of the CV and a 2nd press release. I did as suggested and provided free use statements by the author. As a result of all the disruption, the article was demoted as a GA. I have since added it back as a GA candidate and am patiently waiting for it to be reviewed.
  2. Alligator gar - substantial contributions, revamped/expanded the article, nominated for GA - ✅ achieved GA, (#1 in Top 10 edits, and #1 in Top 10 by added text, (+19,919 bytes). Nominated for DYK; ✅ DYK main page feature, 20 July 2014 - Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Alligator gar, which you recently created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... (Did you know)...that alligator gars (pictured) are "living fossils" that can breathe in both air and water? July 20, 2014 - 14,312 hits as a DYK main page feature; total hits 34,868 from Jul 1, 2014  – Jul 21, 2014.
  3. Bowfin - collaborative editor, substantial contributions - #1 in Top 10 by added text, (+17,986 bytes); nominated for GA status - ✅ achieved GA. Nominated for DYK; ✅ DYK main page, 19 October 2014 - Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bowfin, which you recently created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that bowfins can survive up to five days' exposure to air because they can breathe both air and water?
  4. American paddlefish - collaborative editor, substantial contributions with 89.3% - #1 in Top 10 edits, and #1 in Top 10 by added text - (81,994 bytes); nominated for GA status;✅ achieved GA; nominated for DYK on 09/05/2014 - ...that the planktivorous American paddlefish (pictured) is a primitive fish, and the only living species of its kind? First feature in the DYK section of the 10-07-2014 main page (7am); nominated for FA on 09/05/2014; promoted to FA on 11/12/2014; ✅ Featured Article 12-24/2014 - 25,971 views that day.
  5. Paddlefish - collaborative editor, substantial contributions - #1 in Top 10 by added text, (+6,060), Total Revisions (+3,340 bytes) ✅ promoted to GA August 21, 2015
  6. Sturgeon - collaborative editor, #3 in Top 10 by added text, (+2,991 bytes)
  7. Synodus_intermedius (sand diver) - collaborated with User:Cwmhiraeth who did the bulk of the editing, and nominated it for DYK. ✅ Cwmhiraeth is one of the few editors I truly admire for writing ability, versatility, and extraordinary contributions to DYK, GA, and FA.
  8. Investigative Project on Terrorism - collaborative editor, substantial contributions. Currently working on a correctly titled article with properly sourced, accurate info to replace stub, and clean-up mess created in part by noncompliance with WP:NPOV, WP:NOR and WP:SYNTH. Collaboration is always welcome!! 23:15, 6 August 2014 (UTC) <---Yet another coatrack in WPs stockpile.
  9. G. Edward Griffin - tried to improve and expand but was met with resistance. Not one of my edits remain so I stopped editing it all together. It is now another coatrack.
  10. WP:FP - and a special THANK YOU to User talk:Hafspajen and The Herald for introducing me to the featured picture segment of WP. 01:30, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  11. WP:FP - nominated my photograph of a chain moray eel for FP. ✅ achieved FP.
  12. North American Piedmontese cattle - created - nominated for DYK - ✅ 11,777 views that day; nominated for GA status - ✅ achieved GA on March 14, 2015
  13. Nirmala (novel) - collaborative project with The Herald, his article and foundation. I helped with copy-editing and expansion. The reviewer said: Very impressive that all the progress made has made it reach the GA criteria now. The lead has been reorganised and summarises the article, whereas the other sections have been expanded. I understand regarding the reception section, it seems to make sense. Anyway well done Good article ☠ Jaguar ☠ 11:19, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  14. Taj Mahal - did some copy editing, a bit of expansion at the end of April to mid-May 2015. 14:41, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
  15. Ismah - copy editing - also tried to do something with the table at Fourteen Infallibles but haven't found the best approach for such a list. 21:23, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
  16. Wilson Block - created article stub. Needs infobox, photos and expansion of history and architectural design. 14:41, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
  17. United_States_v._Washington - did a bit of copyediting and participated in collaborative review for FA - ✅ on 9/26/2015 it was promoted to FA.
  18. Cicada - reviewer - ✅ October 5, 2015 promoted to GA
  19. Schmerber v. California - participated in FA review - ✅ on 10/31/2015 it was promoted to FA.



 
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Alabama, in the southeastern United States, was admitted as the 22nd state of the union on December 14, 1819. This picture is a historical depiction of the coat of arms of Alabama, as illustrated by American engraver Henry Mitchell in State Arms of the Union, published in 1876 by Louis Prang. It depicts a bald eagle with wings raised, perching on a national shield with stars and stripes. The eagle's foot grasps three arrows and its beak holds a streamer with the motto "Here we rest", a reference to the state being known as "the land of rest". This design is also featured in the seal of Alabama, which was adopted on December 29, 1868.

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