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BarnstarsEdit

  The Special Barnstar
Thank you GenQuest for your great technical ability, you have done marvelous work on the article, very much appreciated. Ladytwentytwo (talk) 09:20, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Diligence
Now that you've explained it, this seems entirely appropriate. I'll admit, I got duped. Still dumfounded. Great work! Stalwart111 05:54, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation.
  The Original Barnstar
Because you're BRILLIANT! Ladytwentytwo (talk) 22:55, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
  The Invisible Barnstar
For your constant work on the revamped Proposed mergers notice board, on which you have helped a great deal lately. I know dealing with merge requests can be thankless and easily overlooked, so I wanted to take the time to thank you for your work. NickPenguin(contribs) 20:35, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
  The Cleanup Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to GenQuest for copy edits totaling over 12,000 words as part of the GOCE November 2013 copy edit drive. Thanks for the great work! – Jonesey95 (talk) 06:08, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
For your extraordinary contributions in the more than 30(!) merge and redirects carried out as a result of the mass AfD Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Constitution Party of Alabama you are hereby awarded the Original Barnstar. -Ad Orientem (talk) 06:46, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
You are a brilliant editor, please help with 'The N Factor Normandy Youth Club', it needs it with a table incorrectly inserted. Thanks for being a great Wikipedian! Ladytwentytwo (talk) 12:05, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thank you very much for honouring my work at WP:PM. I really appreciate your support. Nightwalker-87 (talk) 10:44, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Thanks for your hard work on resolving the proposed mergers site, which was left untouched since at least November, but saw great resolution work and overall improval since your involvement. Lordtobi () 16:11, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

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

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December 2018 GOCE newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors December 2018 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the December 2018 GOCE newsletter. Here is what's been happening since the August edition.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the August blitz (results), which focused on Requests and the oldest backlog month. Of the twenty editors who signed up, eleven editors recorded 37 copy edits.

For the September drive (results), of the twenty-three people who signed up, nineteen editors completed 294 copy edits.

Our October blitz (results) focused on Requests, geography, and food and drink articles. Of the fourteen people who signed up, eleven recorded a total of 57 copy edits.

For the November drive (results), twenty-two people signed up, and eighteen editors recorded 273 copy edits. This helped to bring the backlog to a six-month low of 825 articles.

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

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Books & Bytes, Issue 31Edit

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GOCE 2018 Annual ReportEdit

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Our 2018 Annual Report is now ready for review.

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February 2019Edit

  Please do not delete or edit legitimate talk page comments, as you did at Talk:CAF Confederation Cup#Merge with CAF Cup. Such edits are disruptive, and may appear to other editors to be vandalism. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you. Matthew hk (talk) 22:55, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Special:Diff/810931526. Brio-En made a comment almost a decade ago before your thread on the possible merge, but did not express it was a vote, which you added the support wording for him, which is outside normal page formatting or unsign matter (even typo, usually are forbidden to correct for others). Special:Permalink/844111154. Right before your close, he use alternative account Brio to made another vote of support, thus, for such thread, you may ping the user, but not refactor the comment from just comment to clear vote, and it was a bad close i already talked about. Matthew hk (talk) 06:40, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
My bad. I was going through old merge requests and cleaning up. Pretty sure I read that one as 2018, not 2008. Those requests will sometimes sit for months, so April wasn't t0o far out of normal. Now, ten years is a different matter. :-) GenQuest "Talk to Me" 06:56, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
You added the comment in 2017, so not that possible to misread as 2018. Also, no sure about other project, but posting stuff in Wikipedia:WikiProject Football/Nominations for deletion and page moves, would usually generated enough discussion to close (either clear consensus of yes/no, or no consensus / clear stalemate and then cooled down thread), but that thread no one even noticed. Matthew hk (talk) 08:42, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
Not impossible, as that is exactly what I did. As a major contributor to the Wikipedia:Proposed mergers, I am often dealing with messages a upto a year or more old, and have to put them into an order that makes sense to the discussion. I just misread this one as it was already under a Merge sub-header. Sorry again. GenQuest "Talk to Me"

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Hope DiamondEdit

I would have thought that as a member of Project Kindness and as a libertarian you would have allowed me a red link in the Hope Diamond as the way that I prepare for writing new articles. But that’s what I get for thinking, I get to be wrong. Carptrash (talk) 16:25, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Books & Bytes, Issue 32Edit

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Caleb ShomoEdit

Why was I blocked from making Accurate changes to an article? I am sorry for wanting Wikipedia to be a more accurate environment, but I thought that was the point of the matter. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Darthsevere (talkcontribs) 19:59, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

You need to cite those kind of changes that you made to the band articles. Adding "...He is also Famously Related to the great Business man and ninja Joshua Severe of Ohio and his Son Tyler Severe (neurologist)..." is just plain vandalism, which will always red-flag your account for further scrutiny around here. Regards, GenQuest "Talk to Me" 20:20, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Tee Hock SengEdit

I was about to delete, when I noticed has has been an MP, so notability is not an issue; promotionalism is, of course, but I rewrote it. Could you help keep track to see it is not restored? DGG ( talk ) 01:50, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

@DGG: Sure. I missed that addition. GenQuest "Talk to Me"

What are you doing??Edit

Yes, there is a request that Az-Zeeb should be merged into Achziv, but editors have not showed a great enthusiasm for it. And then you go and unilaterally move it? Bad move, Huldra (talk) 22:14, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

@Huldra: Not liking the pointy question. I am working from the project merge que and following protocol. The discussion regarding this merge has been open since Aug of 2017. The two articles describe the same place—pretty much a no brainer where the merge requests are concerned. The only reason it has not been done so far is due to the complexity of the merge. If you didn't want the merger to happen, then YOU should should have voiced your concern on the article talk page AND gathered consensus there to remove the merge from the que so the Merge Project members are not wasting hours on a Saturday morning working on a difficult merge only to have it arbitrarily reverted. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 23:17, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
Sorry that I came across "pointy", but to me this is a no-brainer: if you look at Az-Zeeb, you will see that for "current locations" we have Gesher HaZiv Sa'ar...in addition to Achziv. So how can we merge 1 article into 3? Answer: we cannot. Yeah, I should have done more to end the merge talk, but that got lost among the 7000+ articles I have on my watch list, Huldra (talk) 23:26, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

Reversion of merge proposalEdit

I reverted your merge proposal on List of named storms (Z) as no discussion was created for it. Please understand that this is an SIA article that is solely for the purpose of navigation. I am splitting the list of U-Z up to make it easier for users to find storms. It works better having the storm names larger and separated by horizontal lines (level 2) than smaller and without any lines (level 3). If you still want to merge the article, please create a discussion. NoahTalk 20:22, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:CenturyEdit

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Edit warring at Lori LoughlinEdit

I don't know if you're trying to make a WP:POINT, but you must stop edit warring on the article Lori Loughlin. Please take a look at Template:Infobox person to see how to handle presentation of children in the infobox. Your next revert will be reported. GoLatvia (talk) 14:03, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

You will notice that I actually backed off after my second revert, you did not, and it is you who did not respect 3RR. You should probably read that guide. It seems that you are the only one trying to make a Point, as I really don't care; I was just trying to make the article better following what has become standard practice, and moved on. Apparently you can't, but it's all good on my end. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 19:21, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
Glad it's all good. I just went by the instructions in the template along with how it's implemented in Wikipedia (as I showed examples in this edit summary). Sorry if I appeared to act as if I own the article. 22:45, 16 March 2019 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by GoLatvia (talkcontribs)
Cool. Regards, GenQuest "Talk to Me" 22:47, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

March GOCE newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors March 2019 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the March newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since December 2018. All being well, we're planning to issue these quarterly in 2019, balancing the need to communicate widely with the avoidance of filling up talk pages. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

January Drive: Thanks to everyone for the splendid work in January's Backlog Elimination Drive. We removed copyedit tags from all of the articles tagged in our original target months of June, July and August 2018, and by 24 January we ran out of articles. After adding September, we finished the month with 8 target articles remaining and 842 left in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 48 requests for copyedit in January. Of the 31 people who signed up for this drive, 24 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the February Blitz. Of the 15 people who signed up, 13 copyedited at least one article. Participants claimed 32 copyedits, including 15 requests. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: As of 23:39, 18 March 2019 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have completed 108 requests since 1 January and the backlog stands at 851 articles.

March Drive: The month-long March drive is now underway; the target months are October and November 2018. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the backlog. Sign up here!

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Please comment on Talk:FascismEdit

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MergersEdit

Thanks for carrying these out – I keep track of new requests and tag them, but I never know whether I should act on them or leave it to the proposer or interested parties.

One thing though: I think you've slipped up when merging G. M. C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium... you've left the article without a talk page, because the talk page now also redirects to the main article. Richard3120 (talk) 15:15, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

You're welcome @Richard3120: Acting quickly on the low-hanging fruit is a direct way to reduce the backlog, so I go for it always in that situation. Only occasionally am reverted, but at least that, too, is an answer regarding if the merge should proceed. I knock out the rest when I can, but try to encourage the proposers and debate attendees to do the tougher ones, but you know how that goes. I stay away from most of the ones in which I have participated in the discussions, however.
I realize the problem with that article. Somehow, when doing the move without redirect, the drop-down menu changed to "Talk" from "Article". (Fat fingers on my part I suspect.) I didn't catch it til after I had created the new article. So now I'll have to transclude it or fix some other way. I'll figure something out. Thanks for the input, and the help on merging, by the way. Regards, GenQuest "Talk to Me" 12:53, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

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Merge template code issueEdit

Hi, GenQuest. Please see User talk:GenQuest/Merge regarding a coding issue with the cut-paste merge templates there. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 02:25, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

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Books & Bytes, Issue 33Edit

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Wikipedia:Proposed article splitsEdit

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. 77.173.90.33 (talk) 13:52, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Missing contentEdit

I see you did an edit

User experience design (edit)Revision as of 18:17, 2019 April 121,659 BYTES ADDED, 1 MONTH AGO

COMPLETE THE MERGE

But it ends mid sentence. WesT (talk) 03:14, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

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Please comment on Talk:List of airliner shootdown incidentsEdit

Tal's Hill Merger ProposalEdit

I'm so sorry to bother you with this, but Robert McClenon has said that we must have another merger proposal discussion on merging Tal's Hill into Minute Maid Park, so if you don't mind, could you please weigh in on the new discussion as to where you support or oppose such a merger? 2600:1700:D6E0:65E0:8400:D781:3985:AB45 (talk) 12:20, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

GOCE June newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors June 2019 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the June newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since March 2019. You can unsubscribe from our mailings at any time; see below.

Election time: Nomination of candidates in our mid-year Election of Coordinators opened on 1 June, and voting will take place from 16 June. Coordinators normally serve a six-month term and are elected on an approval basis. Self-nominations are welcome. If you've thought of helping out at the Guild, or know of another editor who would make a good coordinator, please consider standing for election or nominating them here.

June Blitz: Our June blitz will soon be upon us; it will begin at 00:01 on 16 June (UTC) and will close at 23:59 on 22 June (UTC). The themes are "nature and the environment" and all requests.

March Drive: Thanks to everyone for their work in March's Backlog Elimination Drive. We removed copyedit tags from 182 of the articles tagged in our original target months October and November 2018, and the month finished with 64 target articles remaining from November and 811 in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 22 requests for copyedit in March; the month ended with 34 requests pending. Of the 32 people who signed up for this drive, 24 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the April Blitz; the blitz ran from 14 to 20 April (UTC) inclusive and the themes were Sports and Entertainment. Of the 15 people who signed up, 13 copyedited at least one article. Participants claimed 60 copyedits. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: As of 04:36, 3 June 2019 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have completed 267 requests since 1 January. The backlog of tagged articles stands at 605 articles.

May Drive: During the May Backlog Elimination Drive, Guild copy-editors removed copyedit tags from 191 of the 192 articles tagged in our original target months of November and December 2018, and January 2019 was added on 22 May. We finished the month with 81 target articles remaining and a record low of 598 articles in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 24 requests for copyedit during the May drive, and the month ended with 35 requests pending. Of the 26 people who signed up for this drive, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

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Request at BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe)Edit

Hi, GenQuest. In May, you merged the Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe articles and moved the combined article to Burson Cohn & Wolfe. If time allows, can you consider my request to add a new infobox for the combined company to the article? As an employee of BCW, I have a Wikipedia:Conflict of interest, which is why I'm requesting assistance from others. Thank you. BCW Editor (talk) 18:43, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

I will gladly help with this. Give me a couple of days, currently traveling for business. Regards, GenQuest "Talk to Me" 19:23, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! Let me know if you have questions. BCW Editor (talk) 17:09, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

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Books & Bytes Issue 34, May – June 2019Edit

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Lindy hop todayEdit

Would you be willing to merge Lindy hop today with Lindy hop?
Vmavanti (talk) 02:56, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Certainly, if consensus has been reached on the merge request. I haven't been on much lately, as I am traveling daily for business. I'll check it out as soon as I can free up some time. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 09:11, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

Thank you very much for merging Appakudal and Aapakudal! I saw only now your request of the translation of my talk on the dutch Wikipedia. I am sorry that I didn't saw it until now. It was the end of the schoolyear, you know, with much tests and exams. So I wasn't much on the dutch Wikipedia, and I was totally not on the english Wikipedia. Thankfully you did it without the translation. Thank you very much! Wikidrinker (talk) 16:03, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

You're quite welcome. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 11:53, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

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Backlog BanzaiEdit

In the month of September, Wikiproject Military history is running a project-wide edit-a-thon, Backlog Banzai. There are heaps of different areas you can work on, for which you claim points, and at the end of the month all sorts of whiz-bang awards will be handed out. Every player wins a prize! There is even a bit of friendly competition built in for those that like that sort of thing. Sign up now at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/September 2019 Backlog Banzai to take part. For the coordinators, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 08:18, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Reverted edit: book title and Roman legion nickname in "Vespasian" article (plus, non-working "Talk" link in your signature)Edit

Your signature's link that is meant to lead to the Talk section of your User page does not function, when I click on it. This may be a failure in the operation of my browser, or otherwise be some other malfunction of my computer hardware or software. Nonetheless, it is not working for me, and so I share this information with you.

You have reverted my recent edit on the "Vespasian" article. My edit was the italicization of the nickname of a Roman legion, and the italicization of a book title.

Both of my edits conform to the Wikipedia Manual of Style, and are consistent with other usages in Wikipedia, of the same words.

The formula of Roman legion nickname italicization is clearly defined, and my edit changed the original text to match this formula (a formula which is followed properly in at least two other places in this same article, and is followed dozens of times in the specific article on the Legio X Fretensis).

My italicization of the book title is not only consistent with the Wikipedia italicization of that same book's title in other articles (as one may see, by looking its own specific article, The Twelve Caesars), it was also consistent with the usage we see in at least one other place, in the same "Vespasian" article. If your concern is that the original source of the material in that particular block quote does not italicize the title of this book, then I would reply that my change resulted in the text conforming to Wikipedia guidelines (that is, when the source of the material in a Wikipedia article block quote is written following that excerpt, the title of the work is given a style which conforms to the Wikipedia Manual of Style, regardless of how it was formatted in the original source; and to say the same thing again, perhaps more clearly, if the original source of this quote from The Twelve Caesars does not italicize the title The Twelve Caesars then we disregard that original source's style, its lack of italicization, for the sake of applying the Wikipedia standard).

So, after reviewing what I had done, I still do not understand your reasoning, for reverting my edits. Please explain why my contributions were errors. catsmoke (talk) 04:06, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

@Catsmoke: Sorry, it took so long to get back to you. I reverted the italicization of the Roman nickname due to Manual of Style (MoS) guidelines regarding undue emphasis using italics. The reversal of your book title italicization, unfortunately, got caught in the process and just went along for the ride. Apologies for that – I will revert.
§ Just as an explanation, the "style" of putting undue emphasis and italicizing Roman Legion nicknames was begun several years back by an editor who was banned from Wikipedia for that and similar behaviors. It was pretty much his idea to create that style, and armed with a gang of wp:sock puppets, this editor wrecked havoc on many articles, thus the banning. Unfortunately, some of these unilateral changes have taken on a life of their own—much like the proliferation of flag icons in infoboxes—and repeatedly and periodically get re-inserted into articles. Respectfully, I am not sure where this "formula" would be "clearly defined" anywhere else than the MoS, but if you can point me to different, updated information in regards to this, I would be glad to react accordingly. They are changing things around here all the time, and it's quite possible I have missed such a change. Please let me know. Regards, GenQuest "Talk to Me" 14:18, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
ps:If you think that it is a style worth preserving, you can bring it up at the talk page of the MoS links I provided above, and it may be discussed there and possibly changed by consensus. GenQuest "Talk to Me"

Please comment on Talk:Valrico, FloridaEdit

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Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nominations openEdit

Nominations for the upcoming project coordinator election are now open. A team of up to ten coordinators will be elected for the next year. The project coordinators are the designated points of contact for issues concerning the project, and are responsible for maintaining our internal structure and processes. They do not, however, have any authority over article content or editor conduct, or any other special powers. More information on being a coordinator is available here. If you are interested in running, please sign up here by 23:59 UTC on 14 September! Voting doesn't commence until 15 September. If you have any questions, you can contact any member of the coord team. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:38, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Ricky Nelson’s death in a plane-crashEdit

Must disagree about removing the middle para. It makes it sound like a straightforward accident. People need to know that there were unusual aspects to the tragedy. Valetude (talk) 22:22, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

I'm OK with that, @Valetude: I'm fine either way. Just thought it a bit redundant to have that information in the main death article where details of that particular event are more primary-tier and the Ricky Nelson article too, where that info is more of an auxiliary, or secondary-tier, level. Trying to avoid the inevitable future suggestion by someone that the articles be merged, which is likely if there is too much overlap. Feel free to add back, though. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 23:06, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:MachiavellianismEdit

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Please comment on Talk:Desmond NapolesEdit

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Milhist coordinator election voting has commencedEdit

G'day everyone, voting for the 2019 Wikiproject Military history coordinator tranche is now open. This is a simple approval vote; only "support" votes should be made. Project members should vote for any candidates they support by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September 2018. Thanks, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:37, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

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