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Barnstar

  The Original Barnstar
This is for editing the lead of Comet Ping Pong-- I wrote the original article before the controversy and a lot of it afterwards, but it's now a GA in part because of the work that you did on it. Thanks so much for your contributions for it. Nomader (talk) 15:32, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
@Nomader: Thank you for the barnstar! I really appreciate the work you did to make Comet Ping Pong a GA. I'm glad I could help. epicgenius 22:10, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

CDOT station renaming

I don't think you did anything wrong. In accordance with Wikipedia:USSTATION you properly renamed some station articles in Connecticut. One I think you got wrong is Parkville station (CTfastrak) since "State" should be the first disambiguation, which would bring it in line with Category:Railway stations in Hartford County, Connecticut. Some have been done, but Category:Shore Line East stations should be cleaned up to match other CDOT stations. I just don't have enough time to get involved in anything major. Secondarywaltz (talk) 17:47, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Well, I moved the page to Parkville station (Connecticut). I still have to move the rest of the SLE stations. epicgenius 22:17, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad

Hi. Sorry about reverting New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad to a version that had infringed on copyright (Talk:New_York,_New_Haven_and_Hartford_Railroad#Copyright_problem_removed). I did not realize that was the case. Makes sense why that version was superior in its content, language use and structure, which is why I initially thought it made more sense to restore it. The current version is choppy and cobbled together. I propose the old copyrighted version be used as a template for a full rewrite that does not plagiarize ("The material may also be rewritten, providing it does not infringe on the copyright of the original or plagiarize from that source"). I am a legal copyrighter and editor for a television network in Santa Monica and regularly paraphrase and rewrite large bodies of text for a living. Thoughts? 67.98.222.34 (talk) 21:45, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Replied on your talk. epicgenius 22:43, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Canarsie DYK

Nice expansion of the Canarsie article. I just reviewed the DYK. Looks good -- just some hook-related details to sort out when you have a sec. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 23:41, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

DYK for New York State Route 878

 On 3 February 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article New York State Route 878, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that at 0.7 miles (1.1 km) long, Interstate 878 is the shortest interstate highway in the U.S.? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/New York State Route 878. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, New York State Route 878), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:04, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Construction of Rockefeller Center

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Construction of Rockefeller Center 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 Ed! -- Ed! (talk) 05:02, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Construction of Rockefeller Center

The article Construction of Rockefeller Center 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:Construction of Rockefeller Center for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ed! -- Ed! (talk) 23:21, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Construction of Rockefeller Center

The article Construction of Rockefeller Center you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Construction of Rockefeller Center 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 Ed! -- Ed! (talk) 02:21, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of New York State Route 895

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article New York State Route 895 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 Ed! -- Ed! (talk) 02:40, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of New York State Route 895

The article New York State Route 895 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:New York State Route 895 for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ed! -- Ed! (talk) 03:20, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of New York State Route 895

The article New York State Route 895 you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:New York State Route 895 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 Ed! -- Ed! (talk) 21:02, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets (New York City Subway)

 On 5 February 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets (New York City Subway), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that all of the proposals to honor Michael Jackson at New York City's Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets subway station have been declined? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets (New York City Subway). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets (New York City Subway)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 02:24, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

DYK for M60 (New York City bus)

 On 6 February 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article M60 (New York City bus), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the M60 and Q70 bus routes in New York City were upgraded because LaGuardia Airport had no other rapid transit options? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/M60 (New York City bus). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, M60 (New York City bus)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 02:07, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Q70 (New York City bus)

 On 6 February 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Q70 (New York City bus), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the M60 and Q70 bus routes in New York City were upgraded because LaGuardia Airport had no other rapid transit options? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Q70 (New York City bus). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Q70 (New York City bus)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 02:07, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Construction of Rockefeller Center

  Hello! Your submission of Construction of Rockefeller Center at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 23:41, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Rainbow Room

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Rainbow Room 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 Ed! -- Ed! (talk) 02:20, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Rainbow Room

The article Rainbow Room 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:Rainbow Room for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ed! -- Ed! (talk) 02:40, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Robert and Anne Dickey House

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Did_you_know_nominations/Robert_and_Anne_Dickey_House#Robert_and_Anne_Dickey_House

I have reviewed this. Thank you for nominating it.

I am still a novice reviewer. I know you're an expert with DYK. Would you check my review with particular emphasis on how a reviewer should suggest an alternate hook and whether the reviewer should choose a hook if two are originally submitted? Vanguard10 (talk) 05:05, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

OK, I will do that. Thanks for the message. epicgenius (talk) 13:57, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Maps

Regarding this edit: [1], just wanted to say that while rather abstract and very local in area, that this diagram does fit he definition of a map. It's a broader definition than you think. And indeed the image does have a scale and directions, making it more of a map than some others, even if it leaves out details like local roads. That said, calling it a diagram is also accurate, so there's no need to revert your edit (or the move of the image itself at commons), but I felt the need to point it out that it wasn't exactly needed either, so that you understand that maps are a type of diagram. oknazevad (talk) 14:40, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. I think it would have been helpful if the map included some other geographical features, like roads. The current map is passable, but it looked amateurish, so I didn't think it was really a map. epicgenius (talk) 14:54, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
Well it does include the Garden State Parkway, but it is pretty basic. It does the job, which is to show how the connection is laid out and the relative position of the lines in the area. oknazevad (talk) 20:30, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
I understand, though I think {{OSM Location map}} would have provided even better context. Just my preference, though. Maybe the OSM map can indeed be added. epicgenius (talk) 22:22, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Bergen Beach, Brooklyn

 On 10 February 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bergen Beach, Brooklyn, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that "Irish villagers" and "girls in clinging lace costumes" could once be seen along the boardwalk of Bergen Beach, a residential neighborhood in New York City? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bergen Beach, Brooklyn. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Bergen Beach, Brooklyn), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 01:07, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Rainbow Room

The article Rainbow Room you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Rainbow Room 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 Ed! -- Ed! (talk) 14:01, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

History of the SAS

I was trying to thank you, not revert you. Sorry about that.--Kew Gardens 613 (talk) 12:31, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

@Kew Gardens 613: It's OK, I got your thanks notification. I've made the same mistake before as well. epicgenius (talk) 15:15, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Euclid Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line)

 On 15 February 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Euclid Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that there is a conspiracy theory about the presence of an abandoned subway station in New York City east of Euclid Avenue? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Euclid Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Euclid Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:04, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Prostitution in Oceania

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Prostitution in Oceania. Legobot (talk) 04:30, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

High Line copyedit


Your GA nomination of Rockefeller Center

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Rockefeller Center 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 JohnWickTwo -- JohnWickTwo (talk) 14:20, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Interview request

Hi Epicgenius – I’m a freelance journalist. I would like to write an article profiling you and your contributions to Wikipedia, especially those entries relating to the NYC Subway system.

Here are some similar profiles of Wikipedia editors for your reference by other writers: Justin Knapp and McChizzle for the Honda Ridgeline. I recently wrote a fun piece about Curling on Wikipedia for Vice Sports.

I think yours could be a really fascinating story because people are benefiting from your subway articles every day. I’d be happy to do the interview here on your Wikipedia page, or we can conduct it by email (stephenbharrison at gmail dot com) or by phone, whatever you prefer. Thank you! Stephenbharrison (talk) 18:14, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

@Stephenbharrison: That would be great. I'd prefer an email interview if possible, so feel free to send me an email using the "Email this user" link on the left. epicgenius (talk) 21:08, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Ruffle Bar

 On 20 February 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ruffle Bar, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the island of Ruffle Bar was isolated from the rest of New York City for three months each year due to the surrounding bay being frozen over? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ruffle Bar. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ruffle Bar), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Staten Island Ferry

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Staten Island Ferry 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 AmericanAir88 -- AmericanAir88 (talk) 02:40, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Rockefeller Center

The article Rockefeller Center you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Rockefeller Center 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 JohnWickTwo -- JohnWickTwo (talk) 03:21, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of World Trade Center (1973–2001)

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article World Trade Center (1973–2001) 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 JohnWickTwo -- JohnWickTwo (talk) 03:21, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

GAN restorations

Restoring the GA nominee templates with a page parameter of 2 (or incremented by 1 from whatever the page parameter had been previously) was the right thing to do for those six quickfails, epicgenius. Indeed, I was about to do that myself when I noticed that you'd already taken care of it. It would be extremely unfair to send those six to the back of the line, as I noted: they should retain the seniority of the date when they were originally nominated, since those were not appropriate reviews. BlueMoonset (talk) 07:00, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

@BlueMoonset: Thanks. Actually, I just noticed that the nomination for Park51 had the wrong date, so I've corrected it. epicgenius (talk) 13:32, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Canarsie, Brooklyn

 On 28 February 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Canarsie, Brooklyn, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the New York City neighborhood of Canarsie struggled with school integration and conflict over desegregation busing between the 1960s and 1980s? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Canarsie, Brooklyn. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Canarsie, Brooklyn), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Flushing–Co-op City buses

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Flushing–Co-op City buses 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 Mike Christie -- Mike Christie (talk) 12:01, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

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