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Hey, just letting you know that the Cat 2 list passed and I have submitted a blurb to go on the main page. Cooper, KN, and I are working on the Cat 1 list now. NoahTalk 21:24, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

That's awesome! Great work. I know it'll be a lot of work getting C1 done, but that will be a huge milestone, having every EPAC hurricane documented by hurricane intensity. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:27, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, it is a lot of work. The article is nearly up to 90k right now. I will likely get it past 100k tomorrow. Pre 1949-59 is complete as well as 2005-17 (2017 as there were none for last year). NoahTalk 04:14, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
Wow, that could end up being over 200 kb. Just imagine how big the EPAC TS article is gonna be. The FT when it's done is gonna be quite impressive, and will be the standard for all basins. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:55, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
I honestly doubt it will reach 200k. I already added blank tables for all C1s. The information just has to be filled in. Im just worried about this article being too long in terms of scrolling. NoahTalk 20:26, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
Because it's a list, don't worry about it being too long. The fact that everything will be in a single article will be impressive and worth the load time. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 01:09, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Tropical Storm Marco (1990) scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that Tropical Storm Marco (1990) has been scheduled as WP:TFA for 1 February 2019. Please check that the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/February 1, 2019. Thanks! Ealdgyth - Talk 15:47, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Because you're just that special...Edit

Hurricane Juan (1985) gets a main date as TFA on 20 February 2019. Check out the blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/February 20, 2019 and help Dan out if you see anything needing fixing. Ealdgyth - Talk 19:37, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Awesome, thanks User:Ealdgyth! ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 22:23, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for another awesome one, which "twisted and swirled around the Louisiana coast, causing widespread flooding at the end of a very bad hurricane year"! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:33, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Cyclone LubanEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Cyclone Luban 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 Yellow Evan -- Yellow Evan (talk) 08:02, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Cyclone MekunuEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Cyclone Mekunu 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 Yellow Evan -- Yellow Evan (talk) 08:41, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 January 2019Edit

Your GA nomination of Cyclone BondoEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Cyclone Bondo 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 Hurricane Noah -- Hurricane Noah (talk) 17:20, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for today's Tropical Storm Marco (1990), and happy 2019! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:01, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Cyclone BondoEdit

The article Cyclone Bondo you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Cyclone Bondo 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 Hurricane Noah -- Hurricane Noah (talk) 19:41, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Cyclone LubanEdit

The article Cyclone Luban you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Cyclone Luban 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 Yellow Evan -- Yellow Evan (talk) 08:02, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Cyclone MekunuEdit

The article Cyclone Mekunu you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Cyclone Mekunu 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 Yellow Evan -- Yellow Evan (talk) 08:02, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 ReminderEdit

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Costliest U.S. Atlantic hurricanes by wealth normalizationEdit

Your GA nomination of 2018 Hawaii floodsEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article 2018 Hawaii floods 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 TropicalAnalystwx13 -- TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk) 03:21, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 2018 Hawaii floodsEdit

The article 2018 Hawaii floods you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:2018 Hawaii floods 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 TropicalAnalystwx13 -- TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk) 20:01, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Feb 27 WikiWednesday Salon + Mar 2 MoMA Art+Feminism and beyondEdit

February 27, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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Nineteen-EEdit

I was just wondering, do you think Nineteen-E would have a shot at FA or would it be impossible to get? I have heard of negativity surrounding TDs. NoahTalk 17:34, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

The article certainly has a shot. There are no length requirements for FA's, and this wouldn't be the shortest TC FA, but it is on the smaller side, and I'm not convinced that there isn't more info, such as from Baja California Sur. People tend to support FAC's that are visually impressive, so perhaps add another image? Also, some information on the storm could come out when Mexico releases their report to the WMO, which should come out in April. Here is the report from the Servicio Meteorológico Nacional, which might have a bit more info, but it is in Spanish. I also found some impacts for Arizona, so make sure you add that. I did some digging, and the depression also contributed to some flooding in Texas. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 18:38, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
SNM usually only gives rainfall totals. Also Hink, can you be more specific about MX's WMO report? I've been editing 11 years and have done too many MX storms, and I'm not sure what you're talking about. Have you used such report in similar articles on similar storms? I'd also point out that for whatever reason - it is generally difficult to find info on Mexico TD's from Mexican newspapers. YE Pacific Hurricane 18:56, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
Rainfall totals are better than nothing. And yes, off the top of my head, I know I used reports from Mexico for Tropical Storm Larry. Each year, countries send reports to the WMO with TC effects in their country. Mexico's WMO report might include a damage total. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 19:06, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
From what I have seen, appears 19-E's remnant moisture contributed to flooding throughout the plains/SE. Weather Channel directly connected 19-E's remnants to the flooding throughout SE/Great Plains. I will mention in detail the states that have storm events mentioning a remnant tropical system. NoahTalk 20:24, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
Where does the source say the storm caused $250 million in damage? Be clearer about the depression's role in the flooding. Add the summary of that in the meteorological history (which end with the TC's dissipation, even though the remnant caused significant effects). ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 00:17, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
The Mexican WMO Report to the hurricane committee about the 2018 AHS is already out.Jason Rees (talk) 00:21, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
Yea, the MX WMO Report is(and generally has been) basically just a few rainfall totals. Better than nothing but don't expect a damage total from it or anything like that. YE Pacific Hurricane 02:25, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Oops... I thought I had the annual report linked. I will discuss the role in the flooding within the MH... I simply haven't gotten around to it yet as there are a lot of impacts to add. NoahTalk 00:30, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

You may want to check over 19-E again in a few days. I have a little more work to do with storm event reports for Oklahoma and Arkansas. The US impact section basically doubled the size of the article. Would you happen to know of any places to get uncopyrighted images of flood damages for Mexico? NoahTalk 03:09, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, lemme know when you're done. As for a pic, maybe try Flickr and look for images with creative commons licensing. There are slightly different rules for uploading them, as opposed to public domain images from the NHC. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:47, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Should be done now. Apparently Flickr deleted most of its user's images recently, so we are out of luck on impact images. NoahTalk 01:04, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Re: H. Noah, my only critique is where the template and the remnant image is. If you had the template be the highest rainfall total for each area, then you could move it to the beginning of the impact section and include Mexican state rainfall totals (for whatever you have), in addition to writing it out in prose. This way, you could move the image of the storm as its remnants to the beginning of the US section. It would look neater. Otherwise, I stand by the A-class rating. It's up to you to compare it to the featured article criteria. If you believe the article stands up to scrutiny, then you should nominate it for featured articled status, which means it can eventually be the main article of the day. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 01:43, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Okay... I have fixed those. The rainfall table contains the 10 highest values that were recorded/confirmed between the US and Mexico. NoahTalk 02:25, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Good work on the article, and good luck with what I presume is an eventual GT or FT for 2018 Pacific hurricane season. Have you thought about what other storms you plan on working on in the season? Just curious. Willa might be retired, and it was a C5, that comes to mind. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 02:28, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── I plan to work on every article I drafted. Besides Rosa and Sergio (which have or are currently being worked on), that includes Lane, Leslie, Willa, and Vicente. I also will be doing a complete rewrite of Carlotta (with the impacts!). All the articles I personally drafted are on my userpage. Here is a sandbox with all the 2018 EPAC articles.NoahTalk 02:35, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 March newsletterEdit

And so ends the first round of the competition. Everyone with a positive score moves on to Round 2. With 56 contestants qualifying, each group in Round 2 contains seven contestants, with the two leaders from each group due to qualify for Round 3 as well as the top sixteen remaining contestants.

Our top scorers in Round 1 were:

  •   L293D, a WikiCup newcomer, led the field with ten good articles on submarines for a total of 357 points.
  •   Adam Cuerden, a WikiCup veteran, came next with 274 points, mostly from eight featured pictures, restorations of artwork.
  •   MPJ-DK, a wrestling enthusiast, was in third place with 263 points, garnered from a featured list, five good articles, two DYKs and four GARs.
  •   Usernameunique came next at 243, with a featured article and a good article, both on ancient helmets.
  •   Squeamish Ossifrage was in joint fifth place with 224 points, mostly garnered from bringing the 1937 Fox vault fire to featured article status.
  •   Ed! was also on 224, with an amazing number of good article reviews (56 actually).

These contestants, like all the others, now have to start scoring points again from scratch. Between them, contestants completed reviews on 143 good articles, one hundred more than the number of good articles they claimed for, thus making a substantial dent in the review backlog. Well done all!

Remember that any content promoted after the end of Round 1 but before the start of Round 2 can be claimed in Round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews.

If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk).

Today's Wikipedian 10 years agoEdit

Awesome
 
Ten years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:10, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Effects of Hurricane Floyd in New JerseyEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Effects of Hurricane Floyd in New Jersey 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 Hurricane Noah -- Hurricane Noah (talk) 03:41, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Effects of Hurricane Floyd in New JerseyEdit

The article Effects of Hurricane Floyd in New Jersey you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Effects of Hurricane Floyd in New Jersey 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. NoahTalk 20:38, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Web archive templateEdit

Could you please add a language parameter to the web archive template? NoahTalk 20:25, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

How does the base article look for Cyclone Idai? Haven't had time to really add impacts yet and I can't seem to find anything from JTWC other than the intensity warnings. I was thinking of also creating an article for Eketsang as it killed 31 people. NoahTalk 15:15, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
Strange as I thought the NRL archive would contain the technical fluff but anyway the JMA's shortlived archive contains it. Jason Rees (talk) 18:06, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
Re @Hurricane Noah:, Idai looks good so far, but now comes the difficult part, which is writing the impacts about a recent disaster. First, it can be tough emotionally writing about an unfolding disaster, especially when the death toll is in the hundreds, as for this storm. If you're looking at keeping it up to date, try ReliefWeb, which has reputable reports released multiple times a day, at least until the disaster period ends (then the reports get less frequent). As for Eketsang, I agree it could probably warrant an article, given the 27 deaths, although that's sadly common for Madagascar. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 14:03, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Appears no reports will come out soon. Communications have been cut and it isn't safe for people to try and access Beira. UN did say that 1.5 million have been displaced.NoahTalk 14:35, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Keep in mind that it's around midnight in Mozambique now. Reports will be coming out overnight tonight. With Beira being such a major city, I'm sure some relief agency will want to go in to assess the situation there. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 16:01, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── We have a decent article developed thus far. Impact will have to be written at a later date, when more information is available, but the article has expanded to a decent size already. I upgraded it to high importance due to the large impact and number of deaths. Looks like the remnants of Idai have stalled over Mozambique. NoahTalk 02:03, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Great work so far! Agreed with high importance. It might be a while until it can become a GA, but when storms are so recent, the goal is just to keep the article relatively up to date. At this point, you don’t have to keep updating it, unless you want to. The best part about Wikipedia is that it’s all volunteer-based, so no one can force you to keep editing an article, or to stop working on something. Make sure you don’t burn yourself out, and hopefully you keep having fun editing. ✌️ Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 02:34, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
According to sources, 90% of Beira was destroyed. Hundred more people are feared dead on top of the current death total of 270. This is really sad to be honest. NoahTalk 15:19, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
90%?! Damn, yea, that’s certainly a sad situation. That is why I usually work on older articles. At least if there are a lot of deaths, it was in the distant path, not by a storm that we all tracked in real time. I remember writing Cyclone Nargis when it was just a clump of clouds over the ocean, and the sickening feeling as the disaster unfolded in real time. It’s an often uncomfortable part of being a tropical cyclone enthusiast, when these forces of nature, so often harmless over water, cause a tragedy with a narrative. Don’t feel like you have to update the article. Wikipedia is all volunteer based. Idai is at the point where other users will keep it up to date since it’s on the main page. Don’t feel like you have to bear the burden of writing it. Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 15:43, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
Sigh... death total is 299 now... I'm just in awe at how destructive Idai is/was. You are absolutely right. It is much different tracking a TC in real time versus simply hearing about it. NoahTalk 16:31, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
[https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/world/2019/03/18/mozambique-cyclone-death-toll/39218957/ Mozambique death toll is predicted to exceed 1,000. If it really is that severe, this article may warrant top importance. NoahTalk 17:19, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
1,000?! Damn that escalated quickly. Regardless the final death toll, this is most significant storm in the region since at least Cyclone Eline in 2000. Probably longer when all is said and done. Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 04:56, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Appears there might be some dispute on the importance level of the article. I saw someone had downgraded it to mid. This may be considered a top importance article if the death toll is indeed as high as claimed. This may be the deadliest storm in the basin depending on how high the final total is (1892 system had 1200). NoahTalk 13:13, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

@Hurricane Noah: I was the one who downgraded to mid on behalf of WP:Africa as the impacts are not overly serious for the whole continant. However, if you look closely at my edit you will see that I have also assessed it as Top Importance on behalf of WP:Mozambique for obvious reasons.Jason Rees (talk) 14:17, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
Death toll has increased to 432 from 314. NoahTalk 22:48, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

March 20: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC + March 23: Asian Art Archive/New York Public LibraryEdit

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Nomination of Cape May Brewing Company for deletionEdit

 

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1991 Perfect Storm issuesEdit

Im just informing you that one of your FAs, 1991 Perfect Storm has some serious issues with it that need to be addressed as soon as possible. The NCDC was renamed and the content for the storm no longer appears to be available. Both sources 1 and 2 simply show errors. NoahTalk 03:29, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks User:Hurricane Noah, I just got to it. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 16:15, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 March 2019Edit

April 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC + April 4 and 5: LaGuardia Community College Translatathon 2019Edit

April 17, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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Re: EffectsEdit

Considering the number of effects articles we have as is is fairly small, I don't see the need. YE Pacific Hurricane 17:10, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

FAEdit

Im planning to take more 2018 EPAC articles to FA. NoahTalk 16:27, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Just so you know, the MH rewrite of Willa has been completed. Took quite a while to correct it all. NoahTalk 04:13, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
I have a userpage here for work on the article. I figure it would be more productive to have work occur here at our own paces. The page history can simply be merged later. NoahTalk 22:09, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
I'm going to hold off working on Willa for now as I will be quite busy in the next couple weeks. I will work on making some TS lists since those can be done more incrementally. NoahTalk 20:59, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 ReminderEdit

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The Signpost: 30 April 2019Edit

WikiCup 2019 May newsletterEdit

The second round of the 2019 WikiCup has now finished. Contestants needed to scored 32 points to advance into round 3. Our top four scorers in round 2 all scored over 400 points and were:

  •   Cas Liber (1210), our winner in 2016, with two featured articles and three DYKs. He also made good use of the bonus points available, more than doubling his score by choosing appropriate articles to work on.
  •   Kosack (750), last year's runner up, with an FA, a GA, two FLs, and five DYKs.
  •   Adam Cuerden (480), a WikiCup veteran, with 16 featured pictures, mostly restorations.
  •   Zwerg Nase (461), a seasoned competitor, with a FA, a GA and an ITN item.

Other notable performances were put in by   Barkeep49 with six GAs,   Ceranthor,   Lee Vilenski, and   Canada Hky, each with seven GARs, and   MPJ-DK with a seven item GT.

So far contestants have achieved nine featured articles between them and a splendid 80 good articles. Commendably, 227 GARs have been completed during the course of the 2019 WikiCup, so the backlog of articles awaiting GA review has been reduced as a result of contestants' activities. The judges are pleased with the thorough GARs that are being performed, and have hardly had to reject any. As we enter the third round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them.

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WP:SYNTH?Edit

Im pretty sure the whole thing regarding Lorna being a severe TC is pure OR due to the MFR retaining warning rights the entire time. Imo, the RSMC in AUS never warned, so this never happened. What do you think? NoahTalk 00:45, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circularEdit

 
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Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)Edit

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

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TracksEdit

Is there a specific discussion about using the default size for tracks? I know the default size is used in practically every TC article, barring a small number of basin crossers. NoahTalk 00:49, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Not to my knowledge have we had a specific discussion about the default size. If anyone watching my talk page reads this, could you chime in? ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 00:59, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
Its the usual On wiki no Off wiki probs.Jason Rees (talk) 12:47, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
I will likely be closing the FAC soon as a withdraw and not nominating any other articles due to size concerns. NoahTalk 19:40, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
To be fair, there is no size limit for tropical cyclones. See Tropical Storm Faxai (2007), or Tropical Depression Ten (2005). Now, there's certainly a wow factor, making easier to write an impressive article, about a big, impacting storm. Carlotta wasn't one of those storms. Carlotta is similar in size to Tropical Storm Brenda (1960), and longer than Tropical Storm Kiko (2007). Maybe Kiko is the best article to compare it to. Kiko became an FA on Cyclonebiskit (talk · contribs)'s third try, and was the article on the front page of Wikipedia on October 15, 2014. Just keep that in mind. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 00:31, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
I have the majority of your concerns addressed. I'm just confused on what exactly "passive voice" is as I am unfamiliar with the term. NoahTalk 23:03, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
"were closed", "was recovered", "was reported", "was damaged". Passive voice is writing about what happened in a roundabout way. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 23:29, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Is that better? NoahTalk 23:38, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Quick favorEdit

Can you move my sandbox to mainspace quickly? Thanks! YE Pacific Hurricane 08:07, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

May 22: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYCEdit

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WPTC Awards programEdit

I dont think we ever got anywhere on an awards program, but I could make up the userboxes. I plan to use gems and rare materials since other awards seem to be that way. NoahTalk 17:53, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

I decided to try something new as well. Find it odd the bot doesn't notify people of this. I will be posting a link on the project talkpage shortly. NoahTalk 11:43, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
I have talked with people... Seems to be that more people feel FP doesn't matter rather than simply don't know about it. NoahTalk 13:39, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
I’ll agree to that. Images are a nice addition to articles, but there’s little difference in an article whether the image is featured or not. Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 13:49, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

A draft I'd like to move to mainspaceEdit

Hello, Hurricanehink. It's been a while. I am currently considering my draft article, Tropical Storm Rolf, for a move into article mainspace. The storm is the first fully-tropical Mediterranean storm to be monitored by the NOAA (the Free University of Berlin gave this storm the name "Rolf"), and this storm also was a billion-dollar disaster for Western Europe (mostly in Italy), so I think that that storm is definitely notable enough to warrant its own article. Both the German and the Italian Wikipedias have separate articles for this storm, so I found it quite disappointing that the English Wikipedia didn't have its own article for this storm (at the time that I started this draft). The draft is currently customed to my "liking", but I can quickly remove my personalized bits and the links to userspace articles before moving the page to Wikipedia mainspace. I feel that the article is developed enough to survive as an article at this point. Both I just wanted to get your opinion on this. If you don't think that the article is ready (even after I make the appropriate adjustments), or if it is unlikely to survive being redirected or deleted after I move it, then I will keep the draft under my userspace. Thanks. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 03:27, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

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