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Hello Brian, and welcome to Wikipedia. Re: the encyc. Frobozzia : more Zork information is a good thing! But it should be in the form of neat, structured encyclopedia articles, not random links to original sources. It will be excellent to have the original in Wikisource, and to have articles about Encyclopedia Frobozzia, the Zork Universe, etc.

That is, if someone searches for "Belwit" or "Belwit Flathead", they would automatically be redirected to the actual entry about Belwit Flathead in the Wikisource EF article

Redirection to original content is not our goal. When someone searches for these terms, they should not find a stub-article, or an original-source article (Wikipedia is not the place for original content), but a contextualized discussion of, say, Belwit Flathead. That would not be in an article devoted solely to B.F., but in a broader article with enough depth to mature into a good read, and with internal links to other Zork and EF content.

Cheers, (and looking forward to a wikisource update) +sj+ 20:28, 11 Aug 2004 (UTC)

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Your signatureEdit

How'd you do that? nedargehtnistercesruodeirubew 16:46, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Cool, thanks. nedragehtnistercesruodeirubew 17:49, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
Gar, how'd you get it not to subst it as you save it? with the z? nedragehtnistercesruodeirubew 17:57, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
No luck... does it work on Firefox? nedragehtnistercesruodeirubew 18:16, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh! The button's there, but it's substed the time ¬¬ nedragehtnistercesruodeirubew 18:18, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
And it's gone again. Oh well. nedragehtnistercesruodeirubew 18:31, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Better Source-discriptionEdit

Have you for commons:Image:Eichmann trial news story.ogg a more specific source descritption? Then i can choose the right license. I found this video only one time on an obscure pay-website. --Franz (Fg68at) de:Talk 17:52, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

POTD notificationEdit

Hi Brian,

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Talk:Shipwrecks of the 1913 Great Lakes stormEdit

Please take a look at this. Best regards. 7&6=thirteen (talk) 14:00, 13 April 2008 (UTC) Stan

A couple of misplaced ships from the Big Blow of 1913.Edit

John A. McGeanEdit

This wreck is listed as being proximate to Sturgeon Point Light. However, I found this on line, which indicates that it sank near Harbor Beach, Michigan.[1] 7&6=thirteen (talk) 19:52, 13 April 2008 (UTC)Stan

I've personally concluded that the McGean went down just east of Harbor Beach, Michigan. See what I wrote at Sturgeon Point Light, which contains references. I respectfully suggest that this be cleaned up in this article.7&6=thirteen (talk) 00:24, 14 April 2008 (UTC)Stan

Isaac M. ScottEdit

Isaac M. Scott wreck is listed as being proximate to Sturgeon Point Light. However, the location of the wreck as described in the following article seems to contradict that.[1] It states that mariners made certain assumptions about the likely direction of the vessel, and had wrongly guessed where it went down. It states: "In 1976, the wreck of the Scott was discovered at 175 feet about six to seven miles northeast of Thunder Bay Island. The vessel is upside down and half buried in the mud." 7&6=thirteen (talk) 19:55, 13 April 2008 (UTC)Stan

I've personally concluded that the Scott went down 7 miles northeast of Thunder Bay Island. See what I wrote at Sturgeon Point Light, which contains references. I respectfully suggest that this be cleaned up in this article.7&6=thirteen (talk) 00:25, 14 April 2008 (UTC)Stan

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ThanksEdit

Thanks for the comment on my talk page - especially coming from someone who has written so many DYK articles! :-) --Grimhelm (talk) 21:14, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Your entry on WP:FACEEdit

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Image:Barnstar-lightbulb3.pngEdit

Hi, please see Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Barnstar-lightbulb3.png, as I have proposed a new design. --Kjetil r (talk) 19:51, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

DYKEdit

Update is five hours late, if you'd like to post it. Gatoclass (talk) 13:56, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Never mind, done. Thanks anyhow. Gatoclass (talk) 14:05, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

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Merger proposedEdit

I'm proposing a merger on an article you worked on. Since the shelf clouds and roll clouds are subset of the arcus clouds, they should be integrated into the later article. This would make a more complete article instead of splitting the information among three articles. Anwer in Talk:arcus cloud.

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Bias in ITN?Edit

The fact that it has the capability to attack Israel is the main reason for it being newsworthy. weburiedoursecretsinthegarden 21:22, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Right, I'll check for sources and stuff for that, cheers. weburiedoursecretsinthegarden 15:58, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

wikt:User:Brian0918/HotlistEdit

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Sand MartinEdit

Hi, I removed the pic because it got two opposes almost straight off the bat and I didn't think it was worth continuing with it. Do you think I should stick it back on?-- Seahamlass 12:52, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Respect Thread ConversionsEdit

I'm looking for folks to help convert Respect Threads to wiki formatting on Project Fanboy: WikiFans. Respect Threads, showcase scans of feats performed by comic book characters and have gained an audience on several comic book message boards. A few other wiki editors and myself are trying to convert them from the unprofessional look of a bunch of posts on a message board to the formatting common with WikiMedia wiki's. To view an example of what we're doing, here is a link to Respect Silver Surfer.

I was wondering if you might have time to contribute your comic book knowledge and/or scans of comic book characters performing feats, and help us out with our Respect Articles project?Millennium Cowboy (talk) 02:24, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Along the River During the Qingming FestivalEdit

I just want to delist the nomination and delete the image and start all over again because everybody that voted did not all vote for the same version which is not fair. Also I do not like how when you look on commons it says there are like 4 different versions of it. I just want there to be one version, the original version, and I want it to be under my name so I get credit for it. Daniel Chiswick (talk) 23:26, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

QingmingEdit

Well can you help me? I really want to see this picture featured but I am screwing this up and I need some help because I have never nominated a picture before. Daniel Chiswick (talk) 14:05, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

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ITN, AIG, and POV (TLA hell)Edit

Noting this change, how is Fed "rescues AIG from likely bankruptcy" POV? I based it on the NY Times' description. I don't intend to revert this, I'm just interested in sharpening my understanding of NPOV. Cheers.--chaser - t 19:40, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

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All faiths united are involved edwardcares83@msn.comEdit

Hi, i am Edward Pavelka;

I was over in Germany and visited most of the concentration camps. The ground i stood on was gravel like material but was bones of the living flesh of the final solution.

I actually cried when i saw the devistation, and the stench was still evident in the air and in the chamber courters.

For all the humans that indured the unthinkable, their souls are more at peace than any of our souls will ever be. When my time comes to pass on, i hope to meet these blessed souls.

edward pavelka United States Marines 87 battallion unit screaming eagles 1985-2005

May God bless the redeemers that helped the living, become free again

God Bless the British,American,Scotish soldiers that recieved many blessings for doing so.

thank you

edwardcares83@msn.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.95.76.22 (talk) 15:51, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

stop deleting important articles!!!!!!!!!! ##%#@@#$@$%$%$#@#$@#$#@ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.172.116.211 (talk) 17:30, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

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ObesityEdit

Recent study that addresses your question:

http://www.medicalpost.com/therapeutics/nutrition/article.jsp?content=20080818_121920_25640

--Doc James (talk) 14:01, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Wyatt Earp#Life after TombstoneEdit

File:Wyattearp1.jpg
Wyatt Earp at about age 39, photo in San Diego about 1887

Please, replace his photograph by the better one http://www.azadventuretours.com/images/wyatt_earp.jpg.

Offered image is the same photo, but larger and has bigger resolution.

Sorry, for disturbing you, but i can not do this myself. Minchenko Michael (talk) 22:00, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

FPC Result TemplateEdit

Hi Brian,

I see you were instrumental in creating Template:FPCresult.

Just a question you may be able to help with. On the talkpage Template talk:FPCresult it says "The bot will assume that anything without the leading keyword Image: means that the picture was not promoted". I'm not sure what the bot mentioned actually does, or even why the template is necessary, so perhaps you can provide some information.

With the change of pictures to have the lead word File rather than Image, how should they be closed? Will there be any problems with discrepant names being used, or a problem if people close using File rather than Image?

See for example Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Alstroemeria aurantiaca.jpg, where File:Alstroemeria aurantiaca.jpg has been closed with {{FPCresult|Promoted|Image:Alstroemeria aurantiaca.JPG}}, or conversely Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Dakota, 1890 where the closer has used the File leader.

Thanks for any input you can give, --jjron (talk) 14:57, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks anyway. AllyUnion hasn't edited since a single edit in November and before that not since May, so I'd tend to say he's MIA, which is why I thought I'd try you first. May have a bit more of a look into it. --jjron (talk) 11:10, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

HiEdit

I just ran across one of our old haunts and I figured I would drop in and say hello! Cheers! – ClockworkSoul 01:05, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

RandEdit

I just wished to clarify that I wasn't conceding that her position could be justified as plausible, no matter how we interpret it. I'll try harder to refrain from calling her crackers and what not. I can do it. I can stop calling Rand bonkers in the interests of civility. I vow to no longer distract from the discussion by calling her bonkers, crackers, and the like. It's hard, but I realize that it's inappropriate. CABlankenship (talk) 19:46, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

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NASEdit

Long ago you made the first version of the List of members of the National Academy of Sciences, as a table. I now want to do the same for the National Academy of Engineering. Did you prepare it manually or use a template of some sort? I'm prepared to do it by search and replace in an external editor from the sectional lists, but I hope there's an easier way. DGG (talk) 09:41, 16 February 2009 (UTC)


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Wikipedia background imageEdit

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Lupin's popupsEdit

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I've marked this page for WP:PROD. It was a redirect to Knight-errant, but the two words are unrelated. SimonTrew (talk) 11:37, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

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Delist nominationEdit

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AMAZING!!!Edit

Wow. You're a Master Editor?! That must have taken YEARS to accomplish (5, to be precise :) ). I hope I might someday be as accomplished as you! However, all your awards and barnstars all seem to be so serious, so...

  The Oddball Barnstar
Awarded to you for your many serious accomplishments, and for providing a reason for pursuing the Master Editor Award.

Thanks!--Jakkinx (talk) 00:00, 23 October 2009 (UTC)|}

Now, I also would like to ask for your help with a little project of mine, called Create Barnstars, basically, it is a page designed for Users to display Barnstars they have made themselves, talk about Barnstars and about making Barnstars, and make special Barnstars that are made just to look cool, fun, awarded personally by the User who made them. You can check out the page if you are interested here. Thanks again!

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Bison skull pileEdit

Hi, apologies for not delivering this notice sooner. You seemed to be nearly inactive. A featured picture you nominated in 2005 has come up for review. You may wish to participate. Durova357 03:59, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Whoops!Edit

Feel free to edit out my offer from the Barnstar above. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jakkinx (talkcontribs) 00:01, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

FP delist nomEdit

Just so you know, I have nominated File:Oceans.png for delist. Feel free to leave a comment. upstateNYer 22:01, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of ClanculariiEdit

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Lock icon.gifEdit

Hi Brian0918. Back in 2005 you uploaded File:Lock icon.gif  . It is not clear from its image description page if you are the author of that image, or just uploaded it as a copy since it is the lock icon used by the Wikimedia projects. And in case you didn't make that image, how did you know what license to put on it?

The reason I would like to know is that I am going to copy that image to Commons, so I would like to have the right data on the image description page there. (I use that image in the {{sec link auto}} template. And my templates tend to be copied to many of the other Wikimedia projects, so the image needs to be available on Commons.)

If/when you have answered or simply updated that image page, could you poke me on my talk page?

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Speedy deletion nomination of Robert AldredEdit

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The Water Cycle ImageEdit

Is it possible for me to use this image (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrosphere)and adapt it to my language ( Irish Gaelic) for use on the article which I have started to translate on http://ga.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidrisf%C3%A9ar Eog1916 (talk) 15:17, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

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Service awards proposalEdit

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Hello; can I ask you a rename please?Edit

Hello, my name is Andrea and I'm Italian.


Can I ask you a rename of a file?


I posted already the TAG requesting the rename time ago but nothing happened.


The file is:


File:ÇFDFE.jpg


and the motivation is:


It has been suggested that this media object be renamed to "File:Napoli_CastelDellOvo_02.jpg" or another more suitable name for the following reason: the current name is difficult to be indicized, the new name reflects the actual image info to be indicized

Thank you, ciao
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User:202.82.33.202Edit

Hi, Brian. Did you check the history of this IP? The IP is static and belongs to Edward Nilges, who is User:Spinoza1111. I find a block of 31 hours quite ridiculous for someone who continues to evade an indefinite block with the same behavior over and over again, especially after three 6 month blocks.--Atlan (talk) 19:39, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Good one, thanks.--Atlan (talk) 13:37, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

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AngeliciEdit

Hello! Regardless of the Cyclopedia source, this is extremely dubious information. There were no chivalric orders in the Western sense in Byzantium, and titles such as those supposedly used where never in use in the Byzantine Empire. A 1728 source is also not the most reliable guide on historical issues. As I have written on the talk page, this appears to be this order, which does claim Byzantine heritage but has no recorded history before the 16th century. The article should be redirected & merged with the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, with a proper explanation that its founding myth is exactly that, at the very least. Constantine 10:23, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Caribou from Wagon Trails.jpgEdit

Hi, the above discussion may be of interest to you. J Milburn (talk) 21:57, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Review of closure process 2Edit

Because you've contributed to FPC either recently or in the past, I'm letting you know about the above poll on the basis of which we may develop proposals to change our procedures and criteria. Regards, Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 00:17, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

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BowbearerEdit

I moved this article to the correct title. Bearian (talk) 19:40, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

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Nomination of Eric Lloyd for deletionEdit

 

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Lincoln Memorial sectionEdit

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File:Table_of_Conics,_Cyclopaedia,_volume_1,_p_304,_1728.jpgEdit

awesome. Decora (talk) 13:35, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

 
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Civil War mapEdit

Hi, Brian. I noticed that your Civil War battles map (Image:American_Civil_War_Battles_by_Theater,_Year.png) failed to include Franklin County, Vermont, home of the St. Albans Raid in 1864, and also Putnam County, West Virginia, home of the Battle of Hurricane Creek in 1863 (also see Hurricane, West Virginia). Thanks. - Presidentman talk·contribs Random Picture of the Day (Talkback) 23:46, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXVI, August 2011Edit

 

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Proposed deletion of BoilerhouseEdit

 

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Unsourced 3 years; nothing but a dictionary definition; and misleading: appears from a search on the word in WP that most usage is not as defined here but relates to a building housing a boiler. Altogether not an asset to the encyclopedia.

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The Bugle: Issue LXVII, September 2011Edit

 

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Some baklava for you!Edit

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The Bugle: Issue LXVIII, October 2011Edit

 

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File:Wheat yields in developing countries 1951-2004.pngEdit

The caption on a version of this file says baseline is 500 kg, but the chart starts around 750 kg. Can you explain the difference?Phmoreno (talk) 13:27, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Altern baseEdit

 

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Removing {{maintained}} from Talk:Edward Dickinson BakerEdit

I'm removing the template as you don't seem to actively editing. Feel free to replace it if I'm wrong. Thanks, Valfontis (talk) 17:28, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

MSU InterviewEdit

Dear Brian01918,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


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AfD and PROD notificationsEdit

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Back in December, you got either an AfD or PROD notification, which was part of the template testing project's experiments. If you could go here and leave us some feedback about what you think about the new versions of the templates we tested (there are links to the templates), that would be very useful. (You can also email me at mpinchuk wikimedia.org if you want.) Thanks! Maryana (WMF) (talk) 18:55, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXXI, February 2012Edit

 
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Frances Benjamin Johnston Classmates?Edit

Greetings, I saw your note on the Frances Benjamin Johnston talk page. Do you recall if the 1883 Class photo of FBJ was taken at Académie Julian? Rest of question at: Talk:Académie Julian#Students in 1883. Thanks! - Kathryn NicDhàna 18:19, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

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Nomination of List of members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry for deletionEdit

 

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Campaignbox Sully's Expedition Against the Sioux in Dakota TerritoryEdit

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The Bugle: Issue LXXIII, April 2012Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue LXXIV, May 2012Edit

 
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Proposed deletion of BiceEdit

 

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GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit DriveEdit

 
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Non-free rationale for File:Wizard trembyle.gifEdit

 

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The Bugle: Issue LXXVI, July 2012Edit

 
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File source problem with File:SRTMapproximate40mresolutionpseudocolor.jpgEdit

 

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The Bugle: Issue LXXVII, August 2012Edit

 
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Military history coordinator electionEdit

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The Bugle: Issue LXXVIII, September 2012Edit

 
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Arrested Development FACEdit

Hi, Brian. I have just re-nominated Arrested Development for FA status, and I noticed that you were the initial nominator almost 7 years ago (!!!). If you're willing, I invite you to please take a look at the article and leave any comments here: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Arrested Development (TV series)/archive1. Thanks. -- Wikipedical (talk) 03:37, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Macgyver.jpg)Edit

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The Bugle: Issue LXXIX, October 2012Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue LXXX, November 2012Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue LXXXI, December 2012Edit

 
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"Conservator of the Peace"Edit

Please see the discussion on the talk page. Although obviously contributed in good faith, I feel that there is a copyright and license issue with the use of the Matthew LeFande article. Too much is used to constitute fair use, and the article contains a copyright notice and says that permission is granted only for non-commercial use, which makes it incompatible with the Wikipedia free licenses which allow commercial use. Please discuss on the talk page.Dpbsmith (talk) 00:03, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXII, January 2013Edit

 
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On 31 Jan 2013, beginning at 7:30am EST, I will use this image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vortex-street-animation.gif on my blog, Outside My Window, at this post: http://www.wqed.org/birdblog/2013/01/31/walking-down-vortex-street/ The image indicates I must notify you via email but I cannot figure out your email address so I am posting here. Apologies if this UserTalk method is annoying. Feel free to delete this entry if you wish. You can contact me by posting a comment on my blog here: http://www.wqed.org/birdblog/about/ Thank you for the image. Kate St. John (user KPeregrine) KPeregrine (talk) 11:36, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXIII, February 2013Edit

 
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Featured Picture CandidateEdit

I've re-submitted an image of Percival Lowell for FPC. Please show your support or otherwise. Thank you. Kind regards, nagualdesign (talk) 23:30, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXIV, March 2013Edit

 
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Nomination of Cyphonism for deletionEdit

 

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXV, April 2013Edit

 
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Your article submission ArnswaldeEdit

 

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Possibly unfree File:Collared-lizard.jpgEdit

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Million AwardEdit

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For your contributions to bring Atheism (estimated annual readership: 1,978,000) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 15:47, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

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WikiProject Military history coordinator electionEdit

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Speedy deletion nomination of National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney DiseasesEdit

 

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Nomination of Aqua omnium florum for deletionEdit

 

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:Curule chair, sella curulis, Museo Borbonico, vol. vi. tav. 28.gifEdit

 

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Request for commentEdit

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivityEdit

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WikiProject Military history coordinator electionEdit

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 22:15, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC Annual Meeting and more!Edit

Hello, fellow Wikipedian!

I am excited to announce the upcoming Wikimedia DC Annual Meeting at the National Archives! We'll have free lunch, an introduction by Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, and a discussion featuring Ed Summers, the creator of CongressEdits. Join your fellow DC-area Wikipedians on Saturday, October 18 from 12 to 4:30 PM. RSVP today!

Also coming up we have the Human Origins edit-a-thon on October 17 and the WikiSalon on October 22. Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

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Orphaned non-free image File:CompleteFlyingCircusDVD.jpgEdit

 

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End-of-the-year meetupsEdit

Hello,

You're invited to the end-of-the-year meetup at Busboys and Poets on Sunday, December 14 at 6 PM. There is Wi-Fi, so bring your computer if you want!

You are also invited to our WikiSalon on Thursday, December 18 at 7 PM.

Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

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Nomination of Adequately wet for deletionEdit

 

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Museum hacks and museum editsEdit

Hello there!

Upcoming events:

  • February 6–8: The third annual ArtBytes Hackathon at the Walters Art Museum! This year Wikimedia DC is partnering with the Walters for a hack-a-thon at the intersection of art and technology, and I would like to see Wikimedia well represented.
  • February 11: The monthly WikiSalon, same place as usual. RSVP on Meetup or just show up!
  • February 15: Wiki Loves Small Museums in Ocean City. Mary Mark Ockerbloom, with support from Wikimedia DC, will be leading a workshop at the Small Museum Association Conference on how they can contribute to Wikipedia. Tons of representatives from GLAM institutions will be present, and we are looking for volunteers. If you would like to help out, check out "Information for Volunteers".

I am also pleased to announce events for Wikimedia DC Black History Month with Howard University and NPR. Details on those events soon.

If you have any questions or have any requests, please email me at james.hare wikimediadc.org.

See you there! – James Hare

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Wikimedia DC celebrates Black History Month, and more!Edit

Hello again!

Not even a week ago I sent out a message talking about upcoming events in DC. Guess what? There are more events coming up in February.

First, as a reminder, there is a WikiSalon on February 11 (RSVP here or just show up) and Wiki Loves Small Museums at the Small Museum Association Conference on February 15 (more information here).

Now, I am very pleased to announce:

There is going to be a lot going on, and I hope you can come to some of the events!

If you have any questions or need any special accommodations, please let me know.


Regards,

James Hare


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Editing for Women's History in MarchEdit

Hello,

I am very excited to announce this month’s events, focused on Women’s History Month:

  • Sunday, March 8: Women in the Arts 2015 Edit-a-thon – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Women in the Arts and ArtAndFeminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Wednesday, March 11: March WikiSalon – 7 PM to 9 PM
    An evening gathering with free-flowing conversation and free pizza.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup (or just show up!)
  • Friday, March 13: NIH Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon – 9 AM to 4 PM
    In honor of Women’s History Month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is organizing and hosting an edit-a-thon to improve coverage of women in science in Wikipedia. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 21: Women in STEM Edit-a-Thon at DCPL – 12 PM
    Celebrate Women's History Month by building, editing, and expanding articles about women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields during DC Public Library's first full-day edit-a-thon.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Friday, March 27: She Blinded Me with Science, Part III – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Smithsonian Institution Archives Groundbreaking Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Free lunch courtesy of Wikimedia DC!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 28: March Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup

Hope you can make it to an event! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Thanks,

James Hare

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Nomination for deletion of Template:MaintainedEdit

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POTD notificationEdit

Hi Brian,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:PIA02863 - Jupiter surface motion animation.gif is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on April 21, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-04-21. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:58, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

POTD notificationEdit

Hi Brian,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Soybean cyst nematode and egg SEM.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on May 2, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-05-02. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:06, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Upcoming attractions in DCEdit

Hello!

Here are some upcoming DC meetups in April and May:

  • Tuesday, April 14: National Archives Hackathon on Wikipedia Space with American University – 2:30-5pm
    See the latest work on the Wikipedia Space exhibit in the new NARA Innovation Hub and brainstorm on new ideas for a public exhibit about Wikipedia
  • Friday, April 17: Women in Tech Edit-a-thon with Tech LadyMafia – 5-9pm
    Team up with Tech LadyMafia to improve Wikipedia content on women in the history of technology.
  • Saturday, April 25: April Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
  • Friday, May 1: International Labour Day Edit-a-Thon – 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    An edit-a-thon at the University of Maryland

Hope to see you at these events! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Cheers,

James Hare

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Proposed deletion of Anthony Acland (Jesuit)Edit

 

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Zyxst listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

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WikiProject Military history coordinator electionEdit

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Speedy deletion nomination of Dark chamberEdit

 

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Permissions for Vortex Shedding AnimationEdit

I would like to use your animation here [1] in a youtube video on Helmholtz resonance. Are you willing to grant permissions for use? Thanks Jacksonveigel (talk) 18:06, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Vortex street animationEdit

Hello Brian, I've read that it is possible to use the Vortex street animation asking the permission for free use. I would like to use this gif in the presentation of my master thesis, I hope it could be possible. Thank you CarlisleFlanagan (talk) 20:45, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open!Edit

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Nomination of Alvus for deletionEdit

 

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February events and meetups in DCEdit

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Looking for something to do in DC in March? We have a series of great events planned for the month:

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Protection of files you uploadedEdit

Greetings. I've seen you've uploaded a few local files File:Button align left.png, File:Button code.png, File:Button definition list.png, File:Button sub link.png and File:Button shifting.png and edit protected them. Generally though, upload and edit protection is all that is needed for such local high risk safety files, seeing as actually editing the filepage text has no effect on the images. The full protection is further making maintenance of filepage information harder.Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 18:32, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Sanilac PetroglyphsEdit

Hello Brian0918,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Sanilac Petroglyphs for deletion, because it appears to duplicate an existing Wikipedia article, [[{{{article}}}]].

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Ascánder (talk) 08:07, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

File:Clipboard.png listed for discussionEdit

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Proposed deletion of DAKOTAEdit

 

The article DAKOTA has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

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File:Whitehouse tour icon.gif listed for discussionEdit

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File:Button shifting.png listed for discussionEdit

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File:Button definition list.png listed for discussionEdit

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File:Button code.png listed for discussionEdit

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Battle of Rowlett's StationEdit

It looks like many years ago you created Template:Campaignbox Operations in Eastern Kentucky, including Battle of Rowlett's Station. Do you know why you would have included this battle on this infobox? Rowlett and Munfordville are definitely not in Eastern Kentucky, and this battle doesn't seem to be connected to the rest of the Eastern Kentucky battles listed. I've started a discussion at Talk:Battle of Rowlett's Station#"Operations in Eastern Kentucky", and any comments you can contribute there would be appreciated. Thanks! cmadler (talk) 01:36, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

ContestsEdit

User:Dr. Blofeld has created Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Contests. The idea is to run a series of contests/editathons focusing on each region of Africa. He has spoken to Wikimedia about it and $1000-1500 is possible for prize money. As someone who has previously expressed interest in African topics, would you be interested in contributing to one or assisting draw up core article/missing article lists? He says he's thinking of North Africa for an inaugural one in October. If interested please sign up in the participants section of the Contest page, thanks.♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:13, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Button headline2.png listed for discussionEdit

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Extended confirmed protectionEdit

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for adminsEdit

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A new user right for New Page PatrollersEdit

Hi Brian0918.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!Edit

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Nomination of Alquifou for deletionEdit

 

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Administrators' newsletter - February 2017Edit

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
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  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

13:37, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:FARC/Christmas listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Wikipedia:FARC/Christmas. Since you had some involvement with the Wikipedia:FARC/Christmas redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Steel1943 (talk) 14:14, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Islands of Lake ChadEdit

Hi. I see you've created a few articles around Lake Chad. Would you be interested in creating Islands of Lake Chad please? Hard to find the info actually.Zigzig20s (talk) 00:46, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Wikiproject Spoken Wikipedia RevivalEdit

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Orphaned non-free image File:CompleteWorksShakespeareMontyPython.jpgEdit

 

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Reactivation of WikiProject ObjectivismEdit

Hi Brian0918,

I am reactivating WikiProject Objectivism. You are currently listed as a participant of the project. I am going to purge the list. If you would still like to be on the list, please comment below on whether or not you would like to be on the list. I will wait two weeks and update the list on August 22nd.

Thanks,

Michipedian (talk) 20:34, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

Because I have not heard anything from you, I will remove you from the list. Feel free to add yourself again if you would like to rejoin the project. Michipedian (talk) 05:06, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:GRAEdit

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User group for Military HistoriansEdit

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"Military history" is one of the most important subjects when speak of sum of all human knowledge. To support contributors interested in the area over various language Wikipedias, we intend to form a user group. It also provides a platform to share the best practices between military historians, and various military related projects on Wikipedias. An initial discussion was has been done between the coordinators and members of WikiProject Military History on English Wikipedia. Now this discussion has been taken to Meta-Wiki. Contributors intrested in the area of military history are requested to share their feedback and give suggestions at Talk:Discussion to incubate a user group for Wikipedia Military Historians.

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Main Page discussion footerEdit

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13 years of adminshipEdit

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April 2018 Milhist Backlog DriveEdit

G'day all, please be advised that throughout April 2018 the Military history Wikiproject is running its annual backlog elimination drive. This will focus on several key areas:

  • tagging and assessing articles that fall within the project's scope
  • adding or improving listed resources on Milhist's task force pages
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  • creating articles that are listed as "requested" on the project's various lists of missing articles.

As with past Milhist drives, there are points awarded for working on articles in the targeted areas, with barnstars being awarded at the end for different levels of achievement.

The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project, although only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the scope of military history will be considered eligible. This year, the Military history project would like to extend a specific welcome to members of Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red, and we would like to encourage all participants to consider working on helping to improve our coverage of women in the military. This is not the sole focus of the edit-a-thon, though, and there are aspects that hopefully will appeal to pretty much everyone.

The drive starts at 00:01 UTC on 1 April and runs until 23:59 UTC on 30 April 2018. Those interested in participating can sign up here.

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Proposed deletion of Coeliac passionEdit

 

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Proposed deletion of CorporificationEdit

 

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Ammunition bread listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

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File:CarolCleveland.jpg listed for deletionEdit

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Orphaned non-free image File:CarolCleveland.jpgEdit

 

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Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nominations openEdit

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File:Brian0918 colors.jpg listed for discussionEdit

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Proposed deletion of Storm-scaleEdit

 

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If you wish to participate in the 2018 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Nominations now open for "Military historian of the year" and "Military history newcomer of the year" awardsEdit

Nominations for our annual Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year awards are open until 23:59 (GMT) on 15 December 2018. Why don't you nominate the editors who you believe have made a real difference to the project in 2018? MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:26, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Voting now open for "Military historian of the year" and "Military history newcomer of the year" awardsEdit

Voting for our annual Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year awards is open until 23:59 (GMT) on 30 December 2018. Why don't you vote for the editors who you believe have made a real difference to Wikipedia's coverage of military history in 2018? MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:16, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

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