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Saw Mill River picture

Re this edit you meant "closer to its mouth", I suspect? Yes, we can certainly use that picture elsewhere on the page at some point in the future. However, it's an unrepresentative image. Most of the river does not look like that.

In the past, I have preferred (and tried) to photograph watercourses at some point roughly midway along their length for the lead image, where I've been the one taking it—see Dwaar Kill (Wallkill River), Otter Kill, Quassaick Creek, Shawangunk Kill. Wallkill River (where it helps that I live about a half-mile away from that spot). There are exceptions—the spot where I took Moodna Creek from is closer to its mouth but looks more dramatic (and ditto with Fishkill Creek) especially post-Irene, Neversink River was actually the easiest spot to get to from where I live, and Esopus Creek is a nice representative image of what is called informally the upper big Esopus (as in, above the Shandaken Tunnel's outflow).

I also like for those images to be sort of wild-looking (as you may have noticed), since after all rivers are natural features. This would be especially pertinent with the Saw Mill, since it has such a rustic-sounding name, and showing it flowing through a parking lot under a hazy shade of winter is sort of a letdown. That picture is also looking downstream, which always gives you a far less interesting picture than looking upstream (as all the above-linked photos do) does. Daniel Case (talk) 18:47, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

I did mean closer to its mouth. Your above reasoning is solid, just, as a photographer, I like the composition and crispness of the old one, as well as that it's in context. People who recognize the Yonkers train station will know where the photo was taken, and people who don't can do some searching and easily find it. The new photo could very well have been taken at any creek in the whole Northeast. We should plan to include it somewhere else in the article; it also helps to show people how wide the river actually gets (from the current photos, it very well looks like nothing more than a tiny stream).--ɱ (talk) 18:56, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm thinking of getting down there at some point and taking one from the middle of a bridge if it's a nice day like this one. Maybe even tomorrow. As to your reasoning, I understand—but that could be said about so many of our other river articles, including some on small Northeastern rivers (White Deer Hole Creek, Plunketts Creek (Loyalsock Creek) and Larrys Creek, all of which have been developed to FA status).

I realize there is one infobox image of a river I took that breaks the mold—Suzhou Creek, which I photographed just above its mouth—but it's a major exception that proves the rule: I was in China, so it was kind of hard to drive up the river looking for good photographs, and besides it's a developed watershed all the way back to the city it gets its name from in any event, to the point that it's allegedly the most polluted waterway in that country. So that is, in its way, a representative image. Daniel Case (talk) 19:06, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

The white banners photographed in the old image also tell you right where it was taken. Also, Daniel and User:PointsofNoReturn, don't you think the first heading under "History" should be "Prehistory"? Prehistory describes events that happened before history was recorded there. And usually for historical articles and sections, we like to have sections named for a specific era or period (1800s, Progressive Era, 20th century...), while "Native Americans" is vague. That's especially true for foreigners who may not be informed that natives all moved out or were pushed out long ago.--ɱ (talk) 19:02, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
If you want to make an image without obvious context verifiable, just include the coordinates it was taken from in the location template at Commons on the image page. If the camera itself doesn't record it as metadata. Daniel Case (talk) 19:08, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm not talking about actual verifiability, I just prefer, especially for Wikipedia images, for there to be indicators of where the photograph is taken. I don't know how better to explain it, because that sounds a bit weak, but I suppose it helps to have recognizable places and objects in a photograph to guide the viewer.--ɱ (talk) 19:23, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
However, I do agree with you that history includes prehistory. Daniel Case (talk) 19:13, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
I prefer the title Native Americans because Native American history is not pre-history. Perhaps the title could be Ntive American history, but it should not be pre-history. With respect to the new photo, I uploaded that one to be used in the river course about when the river goes through Ardsley. The old picture is a good picture because it illustrates the river when it goes through Yonkers. My question is this: Is the most significant fact about the river that the river is altered in Yonkers, or is it more important to show the river in its natural state? That determines whether I would want the new picture in the infobox or the old one. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 19:14, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
How is Native American history not prehistory? Also, I've agreed with Daniel that the new photo is better in the infobox, I just think the old one's worth including.--ɱ (talk) 19:23, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
I am okay with using the new picture then. I also feel that pre-history has the connotation of indigenous people crossing the Bering Straight land bridge, not of the natives explorers encountered when they found America. I am okay with using the term Native American History. History of the World does not list Native Americans as being pre-history, but rather pre-Columbian. An example is the Aztecs. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 00:55, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Well, regardless of technicalities, pre-Columbian also gives the same meaning. I'm now recalling, that was the terminology I initially used in my Briarcliff draft, and a GOCE member and admin preferred 'prehistory'. Still, the term 'Native American' shouldn't be used, especially because some areas of the US and even New York still have natives (see Oneida Indian Nation, among others). So either "Pre-Columbian era" or "Prehistory" should be more accurate.--ɱ (talk) 01:22, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
I see what the issue is here. The way I have usually handled this is to make "prehistory" a subsection of the history section, sometimes with an end date. This basically limits the meaning of "prehistory" to "times in the past when exact years under the Western calendar are not known and are unlikely to ever be.") Daniel Case (talk) 05:40, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Re: Thoughts

Please see the reply on my talk page.—Stepheng3 (talk) 20:56, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

I hope you'll finish what you started at {{Representative/current/New York state senate}}! —Stepheng3 (talk) 06:43, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Stepheng3 - Yeah, I'll be back to it soon.--ɱ (talk) 13:19, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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Your recent comment against a disruptive editor earlier today on the Wikipedia page seems to be part of his/her extended vandalism to the Wikipedia page over the last 6 weeks. The same user apparently had the objective of spurring someone else to initiate the delisting of Wikipedia from GA status by a pattern of removing cites from the Page and then marking the Page with citation request templates. This was done before I could complete the investigation with admin:GFoley4 who felt it was more properly referred to as direct Vandalism. My report and diffs for this are on Talk:GFoley4 who has been on Wikibreak since last week. Prior to that, I reported the matter to admin:Eustress with a long list of diffs, and Eustress seemed to feel it looked like an ANI issue against the same disruptive editor (the prelim report is on Talk:Eustress under my name). I mention this in case you did not see these reports and because the tag bombing appears to be on the verge of delisting Wikipedia from GA status. LawrencePrincipe (talk) 03:29, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

LawrencePrincipe, thanks for bringing this to my attention; are there any further steps I should be involved in?--ɱ (talk) 10:43, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
ɱ (talk), From last night, I noticed that about one hour after your fair warning to that editor to stop disruptive editing, that he/she resumed the pattern of further deleting citations and text from the article, and then tagging the article as uncited. This process seems to have been on a "slow-boil" incremental approach used by that editor over 6 weeks to having the article delisted. I imagine that the choice has come down to whether to allow that editor to continue with his/her clever "slow-boil" delisting of the article. You might try to reason further with that editor to stop inserting superfluous tags as you tried to do yesterday. Since I am supportive of your edits on that article, I would tend to support your version of the editing conduct at this time. LawrencePrincipe (talk) 13:18, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
I'll formulate some replies tomorrow or the day after, unfortunately I've been rather busy recently.--ɱ (talk) 01:09, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
After taking a week off, the tag bombing and deletion of material has restarted by that same user earlier today. I have initiated an ANI on it this morning, perhaps you could glance at it. LawrencePrincipe (talk) 22:49, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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State names in settlement infoboxes

Daniel: Upon further review, it appears that nearly every Westchester municipality has "xxx, New York" in its infobox. For the sake of consistency, as well as the Wikipedia:WikiProject Cities/US Guideline, I suppose I should revert your edit. What do you think?--ɱ (talk) 20:31, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

I think all the other ones should be edited to use only the settlement's name. For every settlement where I've used that in New York (Walden, Newburgh) and out of state (Aspen, Colorado), I've always used only the settlement's name. Daniel Case (talk) 23:35, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
Absolutely no offense meant, but just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's necessarily the right way. I'd rather stick with Wikiproject Cities' US Guideline (link), which indicates the 'city, state' use. It's a very good guideline and used widely across city articles globally, and it's certainly the most authoritative body on the matter.--ɱ (talk) 23:45, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
That seems to be OK for the {{infobox settlement}} they use, but less preferable in the geobox version. Daniel Case (talk) 06:28, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
@Daniel Case: Where do you get that idea from? I don't think that it would be different for one template or another. The guideline applies to US cities regardless of specific templates used.--ɱ (talk) 18:59, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

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Text help

Hey M! I was editing Sleeping Dogs a little while ago, and ran into this sentence in the article: "The other sub-plot consists of completing missions set out by a Triad lieutenant such as killing Triad members loyal to the competing lieutenants." Unfortunately, the sentence isn't good enough for FA, so I was wondering if you could find any way to re-phrase this, as I'm not that good at writing on the site yet. Thanks for everything in advance! Ps.: the sentence is located a the Synopsis -> Characters section. URDNEXT (talk) 23:32, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, M! I'd also like to congratulate you on the Briarcliff Manor FAC. Hopefully the first of many more FAs to come! URDNEXT (talk) 23:46, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, much appreciated.--ɱ (talk) 23:49, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

lol I don't wanna look like a douche bag, but in reality, I need help with the entire characters section (sorry to bother you). I'm trying to get the section to be like Batman: Arkham Asylum's characters section, but the way the game's plot works, makes it harder for me to do it properly. Help would be much appreciated. URDNEXT (talk) 00:12, 14 September 2014 (UTC).

No, that's fine, really. I'll attempt to get to it today or tomorrow; I'm in the middle of a GAN, FAC, and a lot of real-life things, so I'll let you know when I can.--ɱ (talk) 00:14, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Alright, thanks! URDNEXT (talk) 00:15, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
So, uh, URDNEXT, would you mind doing me another small favor and make some comments on Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/Timeline of Briarcliff Manor/archive1? Thanks again, --ɱ (talk) 01:44, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Absolutely. I'll take a look at the article. URDNEXT (talk) 01:48, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

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A new day

Hello, Regarding the Beechwood GA page, I could have worded my response regarding Close paraphrasing in a more helpful manner. So, with the light of a new day and some helpful guidance, there's a new approach and my assistance in rewording one of the close paraphrasing examples.

We are "so" close to completing the review, and I'm confident that together we'll get there!--CaroleHenson (talk) 20:36, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

My first FAC

I just nominated Sleeping Dogs for FA alongside Czar and Tezero. Is there any way you can gove some feedback at the nomination page? URDNEXT (talk) 22:27, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

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Hey Ɱ, nice job with getting that article to GA status. Are you planning to get all the Briarcliff Manor articles to GA status? Epicgenius (talk) 14:12, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, if you check out my userpage, that's where I'm tracking the statuses of the articles; I will eventually want every worthwhile one to be FA-class. That's been my stretch goal since day one; my primary interest has always been focused on the general Briarcliff Manor article. If that becomes an FA, I'll be very satisfied.--ɱ (talk) 16:14, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
And I probably should mention that I'd be very glad for your help. One of first things that comes to my head is that I'm trying to make Timeline of Briarcliff Manor a Featured List, and will definitely need more people to comment on the review. Would you please consider writing something on the review page? Thank you.--ɱ (talk) 16:14, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Either tomorrow or Monday, I will look at the list and comment on the FAR. Best, Epicgenius (talk) 00:50, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Well, today, I mean. Your article there is near-perfect. I see only one real issue, which I have stated there. – Epicgenius (talk) 01:48, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your help; let me know if you ever need more reviewers and I'll be glad to contribute.--ɱ (talk) 02:02, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

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Beechwood (Vanderlip mansion)

It's been a week since the review was put on hold to resolve the close paraphrasing. I've made an update while on hold to resolve the major close paraphrasing issue. Are you wanting to continue the GA review?

I don't mind if it stays on hold longer if you're busy.--CaroleHenson (talk) 03:48, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

I am so busy. This weekend, count on it.--ɱ (talk) 04:28, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
Sounds good, hang in there in the meantime.--CaroleHenson (talk) 05:01, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Pizza

Hi- I saw you reverted my edit on Pizza and I was wondering if you could explain why. I am part of a course working to improve an article so this is a learning process for me and my fellow students. Thanks Abs296 (talk) 19:55, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

@Abs296:: I wrote an explanation at Talk:Pizza. Perhaps there is the most relevant place to continue this conversation.--ɱ (talk) 20:00, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

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State names in settlement infoboxes

Well, really, the best place to have this discussion would be at WT:CITIES. You and I alone are not going to form a consensus even if we agree. Daniel Case (talk) 14:02, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Gotcha.--ɱ (talk) 01:01, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Template:Representative/current/New York assembly and related templates

It appears to me that you've created three datasets and left them full of incorrect data. When do you plan to enter the correct data? —Stepheng3 (talk) 23:17, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, I still plan to remedy that; thanks for bringing it to my attention again. I'll try to tackle it over the weekend.--ɱ (talk) 23:19, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
I've been awfully busy; I actually moved a week ago and I'm busy with work among other things, still trying to keep up with all that, and then also the Wikipedia work on top of that. Will let you know.--ɱ (talk) 23:21, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
I've gone and done the first 80 assembly districts and am now taking a break. Feel free to jump in if you're able. —Stepheng3 (talk) 21:38, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
I finished the assembly districts and am now working on {{Representative/current/New York state senate}}. —Stepheng3 (talk) 05:26, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
All done, though I would appreciate it if you would double-check my work. —Stepheng3 (talk) 06:17, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
OK; thanks again for your help with this.--ɱ (talk) 17:52, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

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Hi. Again thanks for the support of my article on Temperatures Rising. I was also be very appreciative if you could condense all of your great suggestions into a "Resolve comments" template and leave open only the support comment. This should tidy up the talk page and make it more presentable to advance the article into FA status. You are one of two people who have given it support so I think there is a good chance that I'll get there. Thanks again. Jimknut (talk) 15:41, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

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@Epicgenius and Andrevan: Thank you both so much, I'm very glad this worked out. I'll look forward to tackling the rest over the next coming months!--ɱ (talk) 04:39, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
Also, @Epicgenius and Andrevan:, I've submitted the article to TFA (review here). I would be glad if you could weigh in. Thanks!--ɱ (talk) 20:51, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Congratulations on this. Sorry I failed to prioritize doing more of a review. Your writing and research deserved it. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:45, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
@Bluerasberry: Thank you, and that's perfectly alright. And my writing wasn't that great, I owe it to everyone who reviewed it for improving the conciseness and flow of the text, among all of the other very usdeful changes. Thanks again.--ɱ (talk) 16:39, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

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Saw Mill River

I noticed that the low importance articles on small rivers that are featured have about 30kb-40kb in the article. The Saw Mill River article has 87kb. Does the Saw Mill River article need to be chopped in half? Thank you for reading this. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 23:39, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

@PointsofNoReturn: Here's a good example: Briarcliff Manor is a a small municipality, but that didn't stop its 151kb article from becoming Featured. Also, people judge article size by 'readable prose size', meaning the Briarcliff article is really 57kb and the Saw Mill River article is only 38kb. So I'd say you're fine.--ɱ (talk) 23:54, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
That's great. Thanks for your advice. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 23:56, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
Yep, no problem.--ɱ (talk) 00:03, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Re:Sega list

If you're still willing, I have a new one up at Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/World Fantasy Award for Best Collection/archive2! --PresN 18:39, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Pocantico River

I'll see what I can do ... maybe even expand the course description some more. I'm sort of "rivered out" for now, and there are some more things I'd like to add to and expand on the Saw Mill article. But that article could definitely use some more love.

I'm glad it has a lovely lead image ... I will probably want to wait till next spring when it's nice and green again to take more pictures, which it could probably use. Daniel Case (talk) 18:27, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Understandable, and yeah, it could use quite a number of photos. Is the fall foliage already too far gone for good photographs? When I was there two weeks ago it was still pretty strong.--ɱ (talk) 18:30, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
There are alot of photos on flickr of Pocantico Lake. They are all copyrighted, but perhaps we can request an author to allow us to use one image in the article. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 02:17, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
Well, a shot of the cemetery's bridge and its mouth and source(s) are just a few others worth taking that aren't available free. Daniel Case said he'll want to do some of that this spring when the foliage is better, unless there's still some good autumn foliage there now. I'm in California, and won't be back till Christmas-time. In the meantime we can see about contacting others to release rights to their photos.--ɱ (talk) 02:20, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Temperatures Rising

Hi. Thank you so much for your support of the Temperatures Rising article and coming to my "defense" against the opposition by Nikkimaria and Graham Beards. I'm quite annoyed by them because their criticism (in my opinion) is done in such a condescending manner and only makes vague references to what needs to be corrected (i.e. "it needs copy-editing"). Your comments are much more supportive and constructive and for that I am extremely grateful. I may not get the article to FA status but I've done my best. Thanks again for the help. Jimknut (talk) 04:30, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Once more, thanks for your support. Just recently I was able to upgrade the Temperatures Rising article by adding some new information. Take a look if you have a chance. BTW, one of the main reasons that I like this series so much is because one of its star, the very pretty and charming Nancy Fox, was a "dream-girl" for me way back then. Although I've never met her I have corresponded with her over the past three years. She seems to be just as charming in real life as she was on television. I've also seen some recent pictures of her. She's aged quite well and is still a very attractive lady. Jimknut (talk) 20:37, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
OK, cool. I saw the first episode and have been planning to see more, when I get time I definitely will. Also, I hope Nancy Fox doesn't somehow find out how to read all this...--ɱ (talk) 21:31, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
In my opinion, the funniest episode of Temperatures Rising, at least among the ones that I have on DVD (from a private source), is "Ellen's Flip Side", the fourth in broadcast order and the one where Cleavon Little accidently hypnotizes Nancy Fox. Both give performances that I think should have won them Emmy nominations. I doubt that Nancy will ever see all this but even if she did there's nothing to worry about. Like I said, I've corresponded with her over the last three years and she seems to be a very charming lady. (Said correspondence has been largely by email exchanges but we had a lengthy phone conversation last January.) I've told her that I think she's very pretty and adorable and that I had a big crush on her back when Temperatures Rising originally aired. I've also assured her that having a crush on her is just a memory now (albeit a very pleasant one) and that what I now feel is admiration for a very lovely and talented actress. Whenever I write to her I always extend my best wishes to her as well as her husband and their two daughters. (Plus I've assured her that I don't have any hopeless romantic interest in her — I may be a devoted fan but I'm certainly not a demented one!) I've helped her document her career (modest though it was) and she has expressed her gratitude to me. Also, as I said before, she's aged quite well and is still a very attractive lady. Here's a picture of her from about three years ago. (I love her cute overbite!) Jimknut (talk) 02:43, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Dr. Holbrook's Military School

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Hello. Sure, I would be glad to talk with you. My phone is 914.923.3656 and yes...I am a Scarborough resident and a "member" of Save Scarborough. I have a message machine. I have a lot of data gathered from the National Archives on the station. (there used to be a southbound station also of which I have a photo somewhere....)BigDisaster (talk) 13:27, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Regards,

Bob Little

DYK for Briarcliff High School

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:43, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Saw Mill River nomination

May I take control of the Saw Mill River nomination? I plan on reviewing someone else's article in exchange for that person reviewing my article. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 21:32, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Sure, but I'd still like to remain a nominator so I can respond to the reviewer's questions, if needed. I presume Daniel Case might also be helpful and willing in the GA review.--ɱ (talk) 22:35, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
That is great. Thanks. I will go find someone to review the article for us and I will review his. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 23:28, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Bobby Blevins for deletion

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Bobby Blevins is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bobby Blevins until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Spanneraol (talk) 20:00, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Saw Mill River

The article Saw Mill River you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Saw Mill River for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jakec -- Jakec (talk) 01:01, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Briarcliff Lodge

The article Briarcliff Lodge you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Briarcliff Lodge for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Wizardman -- Wizardman (talk) 03:42, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Briarcliff Lodge

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Briarcliff Lodge you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Wizardman -- Wizardman (talk) 05:02, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Blackboard Inc.

Hi there, earlier this year you were very helpful in reviewing some updates to the Blackboard Inc. article that my colleague, Chris, had proposed and I was wondering if you'd have a bit of time to look at some further updates needed to the article? Like Chris, I have a financial COI with the Blackboard article, so I won't be making any edits to the page. If you're able to look, I've outlined the changes and included the markup for them in a request on the Talk page. Thanks in advance! 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 20:18, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

I'll see what I can do.--ɱ (talk) 21:27, 31 October 2014 (UTC)
Hi again, just letting you know that I've replied over on the Blackboard Talk page. Thanks for your help with this! 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 14:26, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
Hi Ɱ! Pinging this thread to alert you to a new message I just posted on the Blackboard Talk page with a few more suggestions for the article. I hope you'll have some time to take a look. I appreciate your feedback and help with these requests. Thanks, 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 20:51, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
I've been watching the thread; unless someone beats me to it, I'll likely get to it on Tuesday or Wednesday.--ɱ (talk) 20:54, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
Hi there, just wanted to check in and see if you're still planning on taking a look at the changes I've suggested for Blackboard Inc. There's no rush, just wanted to know if you'd prefer I reached out to some other folks. As a side note, the food photographs on your user page have made me very hungry—what great images! 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 20:34, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
I did look over the changes, and there's so many that I'd have to spend quite a bit of time dissecting what was added and what was removed. Overall I feel that the text leans very strongly on this one man Jay Bhatt, who may be the chief executive now, but I don't think so much should be attributed to him in such a large company. You may think otherwise, and you've done a lot more research on the topic than I have; it just appears too heavily focused on him from my initial views. Feel free to ask others of course, but if nobody steps up, I will. And thanks so much for the food photography compliments, I started out as a real amateur only a few years ago, and now that's one of my biggest passions. My Commons page has quite a bit more, woven in with architecture, scenery, and maps, taken as needed in articles.--ɱ (talk) 22:18, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Hi Ɱ, sorry for the delay in reply, I've been thinking about how to help show the changes that I'm proposing. What I've done is to put the current live version of the History into my user space and then add my draft, so that you can use the diff to compare the two. Including the Mergers and acquisitions section as well made for a confusing diff, so I added that separately. Here's the full draft in my user space, and here's the diff between the live version and my draft History section. Does that help? Also, I understand your point about the emphasis on Jay Bhatt. I'd be happy to have a go at reducing the focus on him if you think that would improve the draft. Let me know! Thanks, 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 22:25, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Napa

Greetings. I disagree with your mass revert at Napa Valley. Napa is a a beautiful place, and the current article does not give it any justice. I put back some of the pics. I tried to make them more relevant to the context. I would like to ask you to review carefully the pictures and state if there still are any objections. That is more helpful than plain reverting. Oleg Alexandrov (talk) 06:25, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

@Oleg Alexandrov: Having lived there and in Westchester County, New York, I can tell you that both are very beautiful places, but you don't see Westchester's (or any other county article) full of useless nature shots. These articles should only use photographs that are relevant to the specific topic being discussed. As well, there are hundreds of wineries in Napa County; therefore it is very bad to showcase some and not others. For that reason, individual wineries should not be pictured or mentioned so specifically.--ɱ (talk · vbm) 06:39, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Fair enough. I believe my recent edits satisfy your objections. There is a picture of Mount Saint Helena where the mountain is mentioned, a picture of the hills where geography is talked about, and a picture of the barrels where wine is talked about. Please note that there are indeed pictures of some specific wineries, but they were added before me, and they are in the relevant section on wineries. Some sample wineries pictures there are probably appropriate. Let me know if we still disagree on anything. Oleg Alexandrov (talk) 07:03, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
I still have some concerns; I'll get back to this later.--ɱ (talk · vbm) 07:06, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Briarcliff Lodge

The article Briarcliff Lodge you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Briarcliff Lodge 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 Wizardman -- Wizardman (talk) 04:02, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Temperatures Rising … again

Thanks a million for your FAC support of Temperatures Rising. Unfortunately a consensus was not reached and the article was not promoted. Although it had your support along with three others there were two reviewers who opposed the article. I addressed all the concerns of one of them (Nikkirama) but he (or she) never acknowledged this. The other opposition came from Graham Beards, who complained about the article not having a production section. Alas I cannot add this section at present time as I have no valid sources of information about the modus operandi of the series. Temperatures Rising is not available on DVD so there are no audio commentaries or "behind-the-scenes" extras, nor are there any books or websites devoted to it. Graham Beards also kept harping about the prose being "unprofessional" and "not engaging" even though I had a copy-editor plus two published authors look over the text. Beards was at times rather vague about what he thought was wrong with the article. Maybe I'm over-reacting but I found much of his criticism to be done in a seemingly smug and condescending manner. At current time I will leave the article as it is but in the near future I will post it as a good article candidate. Again thanks for your FAC support. Jimknut (talk) 00:48, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

@Jimknut: You're welcome. It's a shame it turned out the way it did, but what can you do. As for further steps, I recommend nominating it for Good Article right away. The backlog is long enough that it'll still be a while before the review happens.--ɱ (talk · vbm) 04:14, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

GOCE copyediting request

Hello Ɱ,
I just wanted to let you know that I have finished copyediting Walter W. Law, an article you listed on the GOCE requests page. Comments are appreciated. Regards, --Biblioworm 23:48, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

@Biblioworm: Thanks so much for your quick work! Much appreciated.--ɱ (talk · vbm) 23:51, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Users

Do you know how to search for other users? Captain of Team SF (talk) 18:37, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

I was just wondering if my friends(ansel and braden) had accounts also. by the way, how do you make those cool moving tunnel thingys? Captain of Team SF (talk) 22:50, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

@Captain of Team SF: It's tough to search for real people, as many people will not use their name and instead go by an alias (like me). I'd really suggest asking them. Instead, you could search for their full name on the search bar at the very top right of this page. That search may just search Wikipedia's articles; once you search, you may have to switch by clicking "Everything" to search the whole site. Also, I'm not sure how someone made the tunnels; they're just free graphics that I embedded onto my talk page.--ɱ (talk · vbm) 22:55, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Do you have any pets?Captain of Team SF (talk) 23:04, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

No, but I rather wish I did; why do you ask?--ɱ (talk · vbm) 23:06, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

How old are you? I am 8 years old and I am doing algebra. Captain of Team SF (talk) 23:08, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

@Captain of Team SF: I'd really rather not share that publicly, unless you want to continue this via email. Here's a link: Special:EmailUser/Ɱ. Thanks.--ɱ (talk · vbm) 23:12, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of History of Briarcliff Manor

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article History of Briarcliff Manor you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of 3family6 -- 3family6 (talk) 17:22, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

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