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FA for megabat?Edit

Hi Chiswick Chap, I'm planning on nominating megabat for FA this month, which would be my first FA nomination. The FA nomination page recommends that first-time nominators find a mentor to assist with the process. Since you are one of the editors who brought Bat to FA, I thought you might be the natural choice here. Let me know if you'd be interested. Enwebb (talk) 15:15, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Enwebb, all right, I'm happy to do what I can, but I caution that I have had relatively little recent experience with the finer details of the FA process. Perhaps we might collectively approach User:Cwmhiraeth as well to monitor my clumsy mentoring! That would I think be useful for both of us. The key thing will be to follow the Wikipedia:Featured article advice closely; I will be able to use that to help you along the right lines, and I can certainly apply a little of my rusty biologist's knowledge to look for gaps, too. All the best, Chiswick Chap (talk) 18:11, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
Under other circumstances, I would have been glad to help. However Enwebb is a contestant in the WikiCup and I think it would be inappropriate for me, as a judge, to cooperate with one contestant. You could ask Casliber. He is also a WikiCup contestant and each of you them could score points in that way. I cooperated with him for my first FA, Western jackdaw. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:31, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, Cwmhiraeth. Casliber, would you care to lend a mentor-mentoring hand? Or be co-mentor, as you wish? Chiswick Chap (talk) 18:34, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
I'll take a look. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:08, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback thus far, Chiswick Chap and Casliber. I requested a copy edit from GOCE a few weeks ago, so hopefully that will happen relatively soon. Anything else I should be doing right now? Enwebb (talk) 20:22, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Animal husbandryEdit

A new editor, a student by the look of things, has rewritten part of Animal husbandry, and I think they are POV pushing. I prefer the previous version, but I don't want to discourage a new editor. What do you think? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:35, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

I think it's both (slightly) POV-ish and UNDUE. The articles Environmental impact of livestock and Environmental impact of meat production should be sufficient, we don't need more here, or at most just a sentence on water usage perhaps. This is a summary of a summary, not a space for enviro-ranting. Suggest full or partial revert. Chiswick Chap (talk) 08:48, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Akane YamaguchiEdit

Hello. Help copy edit for article. Thanks you. Cheung2 (talk) 07:45, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for asking. I know nothing of that topic and am not in the guild of copy editors, but a quick look at the article reveals nothing obviously terribly wrong. I expect a request to the guild will be productive. All the best, Chiswick Chap (talk) 07:48, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

sharon gannon - list of publicationsEdit

My apologies, I am still learning about editing on Wikipedia and how to effectively communicate with other editors. You see there was already a flaw with the page layout as there was both a bibliography and author section to the article prior to my edit. I was only asked to add all of her books and the various editions in other languages as those specifically had been missing. I was only trying to follow the format of the "list of works" template. Yes I knew the information was displayed twice which I agree was redundant, however, I undid your edit as I needed to recover the info on the various editions in other languages. I'm sorry if it came off as spiteful, I was only doing what I was asked to do. I appreciate that you took the time to reformat the page after I restored the info as I was unsure about how to go about formatting the page. RyanMinkoff (talk) 19:51, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

OK, no worries. Chiswick Chap (talk) 08:40, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

re: "um, multiple authors of Wikipedia article, no?"Edit

... at Wikipedia:WikiJournal article nominations, see this ♦ Lingzhi2 (talk) 22:27, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes. I'm very pleased at the formatting change which removes the wrong implication. Chiswick Chap (talk) 07:36, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Jane GrigsonEdit

Good afternoon, CC! SchroCat and I have put Mrs Grigson's article up for peer review. If, as a fellow toiler in the culinary vineyard, you have time and inclination to look in and let us have your comments it will be much appreciated. Quite understand if not, naturally. Best regards, Tim riley talk 16:54, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Modified my commentEdit

I modified my comment here after you replied [1] as I did not want to leave the number of credits since I decided there was too great a risk someone on Facebook will use it to identify who I was referring to. I do not want to run any risk the person being referred to will be identified. There is still a risk from the history, however I'm not sure I'll easily convince anyone to revdel so I'll just hope no one notices. Nil Einne (talk) 18:56, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Fair enough! Chiswick Chap (talk) 18:58, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
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