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Horse riders networkEdit

Hello 🙂

I hope you are fine, I am reaching out as you are an extended confirmed user and of course a horse lover. I was checking the page with the list of social networking websites (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites) and found out that there wasn't in the list the social network for horse lovers: Horsealot. I was wondering if you would consider adding it? I don't know if you already used Horsealot, it's a platform where you can talk with riders from everywhere, ask your questions, help others...

Have a nice day 🙂

Georginahal (talk) 13:25, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Hello Georginahal! I have actually never heard of it, but if you'd like to educate me about it I may be willing to pitch out! Horsegeek(talk) 00:41, 16 February 2019 (UTC)Horsegeek


Hi again Horsegeek(talk) Here is the link of the network: https://www.horsealot.com/questions/trending , you also have an app. I use it to ask questions about my horse's health, equipment, when I need some advice when I have a problem in the ring with my horse... I also like the fact that you can help other riders by sharing our experiences, and you can discover other equestrian cultures (I met a polo player in Argentina and it's so different from what I know!). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Georginahal (talkcontribs) 10:03, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

Georginahal, I was thinking that if would like to start the page under your user name as a special page, then maybe I could help contribute. I have many other articles I'd like to work on, and don't think I'd like to make the whole page by myself as of the moment. Tell me what you decide! ;) Horsegeek(talk) 01:08, 9 March 2019 (UTC)Horsegeek

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DYK nomination of NegatiwEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Negatiw 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! SpinningSpark 23:07, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for NegatiwEdit

 On 31 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Negatiw, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Negatiw was named the "Champion Stallion" at the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition in Moscow in 1954? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Negatiw. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Negatiw), 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Bandos (horse)Edit

  Hello! Your submission of Bandos (horse) 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! Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:44, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Foulden Maar DYKEdit

Hi, I have been working on the Foulden Maar DYK at the same time as you. I do not need the QPQ and another set of eyes would be great (I am a geologist and may not know what normal people find interesting). If you are not interested, I can give it the GTG. Happy either way, just don’t want to step on your toes. (Dushan Jugum (talk) 02:20, 20 May 2019 (UTC)).

Hey, Dushan Jugum! I do not mind at all, I took another look over it and believe it is indeed good to go. Feel free to pass it off Horsegeek(talk) 02:54, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Edit Gave it the little check mark as I had time. Thank you for your input :) Horsegeek(talk) 03:01, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Your help offerEdit

Much appreciated. Have a few things but a priority would be how does one organize maximum participation at WikiProject Horse racing? I want to start by getting a consensus on a standardized Winners table.

You wrote: "Hey there! I've noticed you've seemed to have trouble with a couple of aspects on Wikipedia". Help me out by giving me some examples where I'm having trouble then for sure would seek some input from you and/or others. Thanks. Stretchrunner (talk) 11:01, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Hey again, Stretchrunner! WikiProject Horse Racing links closely with Wikipedia: WikiProject Equine, where there are a bit more people active. You might want to look into joining and seeking out red links! As for a Winners table, what do you mean by that? (I am not a thorough expert on horse-racing or other means so my apologies). To Max participants, there is not so much we can do as inviting newcomers to the project.
And I meant anything in the general. You seemed to have a few drafts go unaccepted, and that can be a bit of a frustration sometimes. I usually take out the draft part and make things under my own Special page (Ex. User:Horsegeek/Spirit Animals (series)) after you’ve become experienced in knowing what makes an article credible. Then you may move your article to main space whenever you’d please. :) Horsegeek(talk) 13:21, 20 May 2019 (UTC)


Really do appreciate your efforts. Very thoughtful.
I wasn't aware or don't remember (an age thing) I had a "few drafts go unaccepted" - can you give me some links?
Do I understand that User:Horsegeek/Spirit Animals (series) doesn't come up in Wikipedia but is only accessible by you or through your page? If so, what do you do with the page when you are done? Plus, I still haven't really figured out what my "Sandbox" is for.
Wikipedia: WikiProject Equine - looks interesting but I have to prioritize. Horses are a big thing in my family, be it ownership of T'breds for racing through partnerships, or dressage and cross-country horses for my daughter and now granddaughters.
As to the "Winners table" - it is fundamental to any article on any horse race. Wikipedia has many variations that need to be standardized. Firstly, with the input columns then the setup within each column (I'm talking North America only but Europe etc. has it's own unique setup(s)). And, we have them in a rainbow of colors. As soon as I get a moment, I'll find a few and post a link here so you can see what I mean. After we create a standard table through consensus then there are numerous other issues, i.e. the Wikipedia "general notability guideline" which has one standard for some sports and a near-opposite for others. Stretchrunner (talk) 14:26, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

It’s no problem at all, Stretchrunner! (Hope you don’t mind me pinging you after every reply) I may have misworded that: I meant the previous messages on your talk page talking about your articles getting moved to draft space.
I believe that it is accessible by anyone since I previously have seen others, but they are only easily accessed through links. Anyone can help write on special pages such as my own that I linked.
Sandboxes are to be used however you’d like. They are to test different things such as templates, userboxes, you can even write an article there before transferring it to an actual page of its own. I think it splendid that a fellow horse lover like you join and help contribute to Wikipedia—we could definitely benefit from your extensive knowledge, especially since you have spent much time around them! I completely understand you wanting to prioritize, feel free to join any other WikiProjects at any time though!
As for your Winner Table, it sounds like a great idea. For a start, I would bring up the topic in the talk page of the WikiProject, or individual user talk pages. There are many experienced with that sort of thing and I’m sure would love to help out! (My area of expertise on here is individual horses, not so much with the coding that makes templates and tables so I’m not really of much help there) Horsegeek(talk) 22:12, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Userbox requestEdit

@Horsegeek: This user likes Aloha shirts.Catfurball (talk) 16:02, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi, Catfurball, I no longer make userboxes due to time away and forgetting the gist of it, but I’m sure there are many others willing to help you though! Horsegeek(talk) 18:39, 10 June 2019 (UTC)Horsegeek

DYK nomination of Bandos (horse)Edit

  Hello! Your submission of Bandos (horse) 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! Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:41, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

In addition, I'd suggest you fix your signature as it shows a link to "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Horsegeek&action=edit&redlink=1" instead of your user talk page, which is at User talk:Horsegeek. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:41, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Bandola (horse)Edit

 On 16 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bandola (horse), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Arabian broodmare Bandola was called "The Queen of Poland?" The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bandola (horse). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Bandola (horse)), 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

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