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WikiProject Notre Dame InviteEdit

Hey! I noticed you are a Notre Dame alumnus, hence I wanted to invite you to join our project. Also, I know you're already an active member of the project, but I just wanted to tell you that I'm currently in the effort to re-boot the project and make it more productive than ever.

Just out of curiosity, I know you're an alumnus, were you an undergrad? What dorm? Eccekevin (talk) 19:57, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I graduated in 1980 (B.A., Economics). I lived in Lewis Hall. My M.B.A. is from Loyola Chicago in 1982. It was before ND had a MBA program in downtown Chicago, otherwise I would have gone to ND for that also. At the time, they only had a full-time program in Indiana, and although I was accepted, I turned it down so I could move back to my hometown in the W. Suburbs and commute downtown to Loyola's Graduate School of Business. Cheers! Funandtrvl (talk) 20:54, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
That's great! I hope you get to visit often. Also, if you're interested, the current Lewis Hall section Hall is severly lacking. I found good sources , but I don't have time to work on it. If you want, that's definitely something that has to be done Archives[1]. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eccekevin (talkcontribs) 05:39, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject Notre DameEdit

Hi Funandtrvl!

I know that in the past you've been an active Wikiproject Notre Dame. I am currently revamping the project and I'm looking for other people interested in contributing. We are in dire need, since Notre Dame has so much to be covered, but very few editors on it. There is so much to do, either adding content, or editing, or assessing. If you wanted to collaborate, there is the updated to do list (you can find it in the invite box). Are you an alumnus/a of the University? Please feel free to ask me for anything!


Eccekevin (talk) 00:35, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Two years ago ...
refined templates fun
... you were recipient
no. 897 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:44, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Three years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 04:47, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you! Funandtrvl (talk) 18:14, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
... and four! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:02, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you again! Funandtrvl (talk) 22:51, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
... and six! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:11, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

WPCleaner 2.0Edit

Installer for WPCleaner

Hello Funandtrvl.

I would like to inform you that a new version of WPCleaner is available replacing the old version (v1.43) dating back to almost a year. Unfortunately, going from version 1.43 to 2.0 automatically isn't possible and will require a new installation. It's necessary to install version 2.0 to take advantage of updates and bug fixes. Version 1.43 will have to be uninstalled manually, as there are no more updates for it.

The installation procedure is described at Wikipedia:WPCleaner/Installation.

Note: for usage in Bot mode, I strongly advise to check the modifications to be sure that the tasks run correctly

--NicoV (Talk on frwiki) 20:26, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Okay, will do, thanks Funandtrvl (talk) 20:47, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

WikiProject Notre DameEdit

Hello Funandtrvl, I just wanted to thank you for your work for the WikiProject Notre Dame. I am currently making an effort to revamp it and improve all articles. I was wondering if you could help out, since any and all help is needed. If you want, you can check out the To Do list for the top priority, or take your own initiative and work on what's needed the most. The top priority articles in bad condition, like the colleges or the grotto, need a lot of help too. Additionally, photos or translation in other languages are also great.

Best and thank once more for your work on Wikipedia, Eccekevin (talk) 02:35, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

thanks- I will take a look at it! Funandtrvl (talk) 17:50, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Resources for finding county-level statisticsEdit

Happy holidays Happy HolidaysEdit

Happy New Year!
Have a great 2020 and thanks for your continued contributions to Wikipedia.

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North America1000 14:44, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, Happy New Year! Funandtrvl (talk) 19:24, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

Happy Birthday!Edit

@CAPTAIN RAJU: Thank you! Funandtrvl (talk) 19:58, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Lee FixelEdit

My name is Jason and I'm currently attempting to improve the article for investor Lee Fixel on his behalf via PR agency Finsbury as part of my work with Beutler Ink. I noticed you're an active and experienced member of WikiProject Finance & Investment, and I was wondering if you might have a moment to review this request.

I've disclosed my conflict on interest on the article's talk page and submitted an initial request here to update the Early life and education section. I'm avoiding direct editing and seeking volunteer assistance to update the article on my behalf. So far I've asked for help at WikiProject Biography, WikiProject Finance & Investment, and WikiProject United States, but no editors have replied, which is why I thought to reach out to you.

Thanks for your consideration. Inkian Jason (talk) 18:14, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

@Inkian Jason: I can look at it, but it might be this evening or this weekend before I can do it. Thanks! Funandtrvl (talk) 21:17, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
No problem, and thank you! Inkian Jason (talk) 16:50, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
Hello again! I'm still hoping you might have a moment to review this request at your convenience, but let me know if I should try to find other active editors to help. Thanks again! Inkian Jason (talk) 17:17, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
Hi, I'm so sorry, I briefly looked at it, but I've been very busy at work. Maybe you can find someone at WP:BUSINESS project?
Thanks for the suggestion. I've posted a request for help at WikiProject Business, and will try to find an active editor here. If you don't mind, I may come back to you if another editor doesn't review these 2 sentences in the near future. Thanks again! Inkian Jason (talk) 15:51, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

A beer for you!Edit

  Thank you for all your work on improving our London pub articles. Edwardx (talk) 12:02, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
@Edwardx: Thank you! I've been reminiscing at the same time that I've been reading & updating the navbox and articles! Funandtrvl (talk) 18:23, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
Probably best to stick to virtual visits to London's pubs these days. At least we can still enjoy beer at home, even real ale in a bottle. Cheers. Edwardx (talk) 20:18, 16 August 2020 (UTC)

Hi, Funandtrvl! Here from WikiProject Textile ArtsEdit

Hello! I've been editing textile-related articles for a few months and came across Wikipedia:WikiProject Textile Arts, where you contributed to the main page several years ago. A couple questions for you:

1) Would you mind if I made some changes to the project page? I'm attempting to follow some steps at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Council/Guide#Revival in hopes of making the project more friendly, active and welcoming. I don't mean to intrude, just want to help.

2) Are you interested in participating in the project? We have a couple conversations starting over at the talk page.

I see from your user page that you are a major contributor to Wikipedia... wow! Thanks for your work here.

Enby (talk) 21:26, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

Please update the project page with any new ideas!! I'll help as much as I can, thanks. Funandtrvl (talk) 18:35, 27 August 2020 (UTC)

Infobox military unit docEdit

Hi Funandtrvl, I re-added |dates= to Template:Infobox military unit/doc. Over 20,000 articles use |dates= while only 800 use |start_date= and 100 use |end_date=.--Melbguy05 (talk) 03:48, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

@Melbguy05:, yes, that makes sense, thanks for fixing it! Funandtrvl (talk) 17:21, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Proposal to speedily rename categoriesEdit

Please see my proposal to rename Category:Airlines in Alaska to Category:Airlines based in Alaska Category:Airlines of Hawaii to Category:Airlines based in Hawaii Hugo999 (talk) 09:40, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

Lee Enterprises publicationsEdit

You added the Independent Tribune to the category. I'm wondering if there are other newspapers that were part of the recent sale that have not been added.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 15:36, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

@Vchimpanzee:, I've added all of the ones that have WP articles to the category. I've compared them to the list of publications at the Lee Enterprises website. If there are more, please add! Funandtrvl (talk) 18:13, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
They said there were 30 of them. That's why I was hoping someone else was.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 19:17, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
I've updated the template too, at Template:Lee Enterprises. I believe that almost all of the publications are on there. Funandtrvl (talk) 19:19, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

Plurality for infobox parametersEdit

Re this edit, I think I've seen some infobox templates that adjust the label so that it produces Managing editor if |managing_editor= is used but Managing editors if |managing_editors= is used. It's hard to retroactively introduce that functionality once the (s) has been used for a while, so it might be better to set it up now if that works. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 06:16, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

@Sdkb: if you think that would be a better way, you or I can change it. Funandtrvl (talk) 06:27, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
Funandtrvl, done here. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 06:38, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
@Sdkb: TYVM! I'd like your input at Template talk:Infobox newspaper#More updates to titles, regards Funandtrvl (talk) 21:25, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

Why are you removing the WP:RECOG header?Edit

With edits like [2]. These are usually there on purpose, because many people try to update these pages themselves, or wonder why an article is or isn't on the list. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} —Preceding undated comment added 02:00, 6 November 2020 (UTC)

@Headbomb: because when the content is within a sidebar, like this diff of WikiProject Indiana, it expanded the page almost 2 pages to the right. (it doesn't show now because I removed 4-5 of the mboxes from the featured content subpages). Funandtrvl (talk) 02:04, 6 November 2020 (UTC)

The solution in those cases is to wrap the banner in noinclude tags like this

{{User:JL-Bot/Project content

Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 02:08, 6 November 2020 (UTC)

@Headbomb: Okay, that was one of the options, that I thought about, but I wasn't sure that the noinclude tags would stay put, once the Bot makes its run. But, if the tags stay put, then that is the better solution. Thanks, Funandtrvl (talk) 02:12, 6 November 2020 (UTC)
The bot only edits the stuff between the two <!-- Start of content generated by JL-Bot --> / <!-- End of content generated by JL-Bot --> Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 02:15, 6 November 2020 (UTC)
thank you! Funandtrvl (talk) 02:16, 6 November 2020 (UTC)

Naming of navbox categoriesEdit

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Templates § Naming of navbox categories. —⁠andrybak (talk) 16:08, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

Removing a task forceEdit

Hi, when you remove a task force from a WikiProject banner, as here, there is no need to renumber subsequent task forces - {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/taskforces}} and {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/tfnested}} both handle gaps in sequence without problems. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 21:37, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

@Redrose64: That's good to know, thanks. Is it in the WPBannerMeta instructions? Funandtrvl (talk) 21:40, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
It's implied by omission - the doc says the value of n is an integer between 1 and 10, it doesn't say that they need to be consecutive. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 09:38, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day!Edit

Renaming of categoryEdit

Please see my proposal to rename several categories including Category:Florida infrastructure to Category:Infrastructure in Florida Hugo999 (talk) 23:07, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

Happy Birthday!Edit

--Thank you! Funandtrvl (talk) 19:56, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

MPTEdit — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:23, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 42Edit

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Verbal nounEdit

Hi Funandtrvl, would be grateful if you could go in and fix up the formatting at the article Verbal noun. I cannot understand the intricacies of citations and why the don't turn out the way I want them to.

(Your previous correction resulted in an editing conflict, which resulted in the loss of editing in progress. Again, the instructions given to avoid losing my edit were largely impenetrable.)

Bathrobe (talk) 02:57, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

thanks for letting me know, I'll take a look at it soon. Funandtrvl (talk) 02:58, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXXVIII, February 2021Edit

Your Military History Newsletter

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If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 15:02, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

I don't have an appropriately shaped barnstar but just wanted to say thanks for all your good work in the portal namespace. I watch quite a few of its pages, mainly to counter vandalism, and most of the good edits that I skip over are yours. Certes (talk) 22:47, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

@Certes:, thank you for the kind message! I've tried to clean up pages, and fix the problems, as much as I can. Cheers Funandtrvl (talk) 00:03, 24 February 2021 (UTC)