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I bitz yur artikl till it ded then I delete it.
In memory of content writer Richard Arthur Norton, lynched at AN after 13 years and 6 months at Wikipedia.

I’ve unblocked and opened the discussion about RAN again per your concerns. Just as a personal note, I can assure you that getting it done in the dark or anything of the sort was not on my mind (I don’t typically celebrate Father’s Day so it wasn’t even on my mind.) My biggest concern in situations like these is being respectful to everyone involved, and when it appears likely to be a blood bath I typically side on ending it quickly. Enough people have expressed a desire to comment to change the situation, though, so opening it again makes sense. Thanks for raising the issue. TonyBallioni (talk) 14:52, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

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What an interesting and informative user page, thank you. Well thought out rules and regs. Came here after the current controversy page, and found the depth of caring you have for Wikipedia. Thanks again. Randy Kryn (talk) 03:15, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

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You know I read ...Edit

There's a thread from last year titled "Google’s AI-Powered War on Trolls". Is the tool you are now mocking "son of" or "return of"? Asking for a friend. Yeah ... that's the ticket. Yngvadottir (talk) 11:25, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Yngvadottir, I was going to say that I remembered playing with this tool before, but I couldn't place it. No idea as to the specifics of your question. I presume that the idea of that tool will come back again and again in never-improving form, especially since WMF are now also our overseers, not being content to simply reap the bounty of our labor. You should pop in at WPO now and again, it would make Crow (even more) crazy, if nothing else. best, —tim Carrite (talk) 14:22, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
BTW, this message: 1.00 Not Attack, 0.99 Not Aggressive. Carrite (talk) 14:27, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

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New Page Review newsletter July-August 2019Edit

Hello Carrite,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:38, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

I will not be doing any New Page Patrolling until the Fram Affair is settled properly. Carrite (talk) 04:48, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Special Barnstar
For your superb work as to the RX thread:-) WBGconverse 17:10, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
Shucks, I haven't got a barnstar in years! Carrite (talk) 17:18, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Template:1912 NCAA independents football recordsEdit

Hi Carrite.

Do you have any sourcing on this edit[1] of Template:1912 NCAA independents football records? (re "Removes Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, and Idaho, who, together with Whitman College of Walla Walla, comprised the Northwest Conference in 1912")

and related expansion of Northwest Intercollegiate Athletic Association?

Stipulated we often have contradictory sourcing and modern accounts can be incomplete, misleading, or wrong. And football affiliations can differ from other sports. I do observe this change does not align with other existing content, less Oregon State which is tagged with [clarification needed][better source needed]:

Cheers, UW Dawgs (talk) 02:06, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Hey UW Dawgs, yeah, categorizing the Northwest schools as "independents" for the 1902-1914 period is totally wrong. I'm actually peeling away the history now, work in progress at Northwest Intercollegiate Athletic Association, which started at WP a few years ago under a slightly different title. Gimme a few more hours to finish working on that. For quick evidence that there was such a conference, see THIS, for example. It's actually pretty interesting, arguably two different conferences, one that started in 1902 and died c. 1906 and another launched in early 1908. Anyway, hike! —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 02:13, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Good find, then. I look forward to viewing when complete with cites. It also implies a slew of downstream changes, including:
I'd focus on your current scope, but happy to pitch on the related when ready. UW Dawgs (talk) 02:22, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
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