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David Cohen editsEdit

Hi LavaBaron--

Re: your recent comments on my talk page. My edits to David S. Cohen (attorney) were not an autobiography or a resume. I was trying to turn it into a better article with more information. And it seems like I've been far from the only one to take issue with your deletion -- this was the only time I tried to undo your edits, but others have. I am a new editor, could you point me to lines that were problematic? I'd like to restore at least the parts of the article that you aren't going to delete.

Bda24 (talk) 13:41, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Scott SimplotEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Scott Simplot 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! EdChem (talk) 16:20, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Jean Rondeau (musician)Edit

 On 3 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jean Rondeau (musician), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that harpsichordist Jean Rondeau has been called a classical music "sex symbol"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jean Rondeau (musician). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jean Rondeau (musician)), 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) 00:02, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Va tacito e nascosto.jpgEdit

 

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Discussion at Template:Did you know nominations/FarmdropEdit

 You are invited to join the discussion at Template:Did you know nominations/Farmdrop. North America1000 23:57, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Va tacito e nascosto.oggEdit

 

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Discussion at Template:Did you know nominations/FarmdropEdit

 You are invited to join the discussion at Template:Did you know nominations/Farmdrop. North America1000 09:47, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Dreams from My Real FatherEdit

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DYK nomination of Monique LuizEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Monique Luiz 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! Edwardx (talk) 18:17, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/Rajinikanth filmography/archive2Edit

Requesting your input here. Regards.    — Ssven2 Speak 2 me 10:13, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Ecology Party of FloridaEdit

 On 10 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ecology Party of Florida, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ralph Nader was nominated by the Ecology Party of Florida as a presidential candidate in 2008? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ecology Party of Florida. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ecology Party of Florida), 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, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

New deal for page patrollersEdit

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Under the new rule, you may find that you are temporarily unable to mark new pages as reviewed. However, this is nothing to worry about - most current experienced patrollers are being accorded the the new right without the need to apply, and if you have significant previous experience of patrolling new pages, we strongly encourage you to apply for the new right as soon as possible - we need all the help we can get, and we are now providing a dynamic, supportive environment for your work.

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InfoboxesEdit

Hi! I'm very sorry to bother you, but, having been instrumental in saving the article I created about the Planned presidential transition of Hillary Clinton, I know that you're a very kind and helpful person. There's a RfC going on at Talk:Michael Portillo (he used to be a prominent British politician) about whether or not predecessors and successors ought to be included in the infobox. I, personally, think that they obviously should, given that every other politician's article (including ones you've worked on) has them, but I'm having trouble getting editors to come along and vote 'Yes'. If you had the time to pop along and support, then I would be greatly indebted to you. Thanks in advance, Specto73 (talk) 20:59, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

Specto73 I'm sorry for my delayed response, I somehow didn't notice your message until just now. My Talk page is a Hot-Spot so sometimes I miss notes. I've !voted here [1]. LavaBaron (talk) 06:26, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

DYK for La Moneda Palace GuardEdit

 On 19 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article La Moneda Palace Guard, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/La Moneda Palace Guard. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, La Moneda Palace Guard), 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.

Materialscientist (talk) 00:27, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!Edit

 Hello, LavaBaron. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

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DYK for Monique LuizEdit

 On 23 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Monique Luiz, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Monique Luiz, star of the famous 1964 political advertisement Daisy, did not see it for herself until 2000? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Monique Luiz. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Monique Luiz), 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) 00:01, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

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DYK for Palace of Cerro CastilloEdit

 On 27 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Palace of Cerro Castillo, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Palace of Cerro Castillo is the summer residence of the President of Chile? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Palace of Cerro Castillo. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Palace of Cerro Castillo), 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) 00:01, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Could you possibly help me?Edit

I don't know if you remember me but I tried to help you when you were blocked some months back.

You have access to newspapers.com. I'm trying to prove or disprove that actress Ann Prentiss was convicted of or sent to prison for a crime (supposedly attempted murder) against her brother-in-law Richard Benjamin. The crime supposedly happened in the 1990s but I have been unable to find anything in a WP:RS. IMHO it is a possible hoax because I can't believe such a juicy crime would go unreported. If you help me out, I'd appreciate it. Send me a ping....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 12:40, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

...William ... I couldn't find it on newspapers.com, however, articles that new are usually paywalled behind a premium feature to which we don't have access. I did find this (bottom of page 157) - https://books.google.com/books?id=FezBbNPAoYoC&pg=PT98&dq#v=onepage&q&f=false - which is published by Bonus Books which appears to be RS. Also, this private pay site [2] does court records searches and lists an Ann Elizabeth Prentiss in a preview screen with a conviction for a 417 violation which is California code for brandishing a firearm [3]. LavaBaron (talk) 17:46, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for the help....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 10:25, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
No problem, ...William, sorry I wasn't able to be of more assistance. Please don't hesitate to let me know if there's anything else I can do. LavaBaron (talk) 03:39, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

TalkbackEdit

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Please address the comments by me. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk • mail) 00:26, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for State visits to the United StatesEdit

 On 1 December 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article State visits to the United States, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that King Kalākaua of Hawaii was the first foreign leader to head a state visit to the United States? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/State visits to the United States. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, State visits to the United States), 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) 00:01, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Sandia National LaboratoriesEdit

Media from Sandia National Laboratories is copyrighted, and I've tagged the images from Sandia you've uploaded for speedy deletion. Under U.S. copyright law, national laboratories are allowed to claim copyright if they so choose, and Sandia does. See Template talk:PD-USGov-DOE. MB298 (talk) 04:50, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

MB298 - thanks very much for catching this and for speedy nominating them. I was aware Brookhaven was claiming copyright but didn't know Sandia was. Appreciate the info and the correction. LavaBaron (talk) 20:39, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Through the Wilderness dyk nominationEdit

LavaBaron I have a question for you. Am I supposed to wait for the nomination to close or can I go ahead with a proper QPQ since the previous one was not accepted? I'm sorry the discussion was clear that a second QPQ was required, but I'm wary that I would be violating any process? —IB [ Poke ] 06:09, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Great question, IndianBio. I really don't know. This is a little unprecedented that a review is halted by an editor for violation of policy at the same time said editor commits the same transgression for which he's halted the review. We might learn about what to do from the promoter of the problem review so I'd suggest to just sit tight for a few days. Sorry for this very unreasonable treatment which you've had to experience. If it's any conciliation, it's not unusual. Several of us are regularly subject to this. LavaBaron (talk) 06:19, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks LB, please let me know of any updates and I will surely do a QPQ. —IB [ Poke ] 06:22, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
No problem, I'll keep my eyes on it. I think your original QPQ was fine so would hate for you to have to do another but, unfortunately, this may come down to a case of one editor demanding, and receiving, different privileges from others. Will keep you updated. LavaBaron (talk) 06:24, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
IndianBio - in order to, hopefully, expedite resolution of this question, I've called for a quick consensus check here. You, of course, are free to !vote in it (or not) in whichever direction you feel appropriate. LavaBaron (talk) 06:53, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Electoral history of George WashingtonEdit

 On 5 December 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Electoral history of George Washington, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that George Washington's campaign distributed 160 gallons of alcoholic drink to voters on polling day at the 1758 Virginia House of Burgesses election? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Electoral history of George Washington. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Electoral history of George Washington), 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) 00:02, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Monumental brass of John RudyingEdit

Thanks for taking at look at my DYK. I have carried out your suggestions so if you could take another look that would be great. Thanks. Jack1956 (talk) 21:55, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

DYK for XGRSEdit

 On 7 December 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article XGRS, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that XGRS was a Nazi-operated radio station in Shanghai during World War II? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/XGRS. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, XGRS), 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) 00:01, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Nice even number ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:40, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Your styleEdit

here we go ... LavaBaron (talk) 05:50, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
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Hey buddy, you wrote "I'm unclear what this thread is about other than complaints of a general nature involving things that are essentially, within the overall pantheon of his work, minutia that could be better handled by a quick and cheerful, one or two sentence "hey buddy, FYI!" on a Talk page."

Simplified: "I'm unclear what this thread is about other than complaints involving things that are minutia that could be better handled on a Talk page." You write "things that are minutia", and then defend yourself with "speaking of which, minutia is correct; minutiae is the plural form": just reread the sentence again, you needed the plural here. Get it?

In the same discussion, you "correct" another editor by adding a "sic": "doesn't follow the requirements coupled [sic] with that role". Care to explain what's actually wrong here?

Still in the same discussion, you write "a drive-by insult that has nothing to do with prep building (and was incorrect, as the absence of diffs show)" which is logical nonsense. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, and in any case, as the "minutia/minutiae" thing had already been discussed in this discussion, no diffs were needed as the evidence was already there.

Please try to write in a much clearer, more understandable way, dropping the convoluted sentences and pseudo-intellectual word salad. It wil make discussions with you a lot more pleasant for everyone involved. Fram (talk) 05:45, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for making a second pass at this, I was wondering what "logival nonsense" meant! [4] Ai-yi-yi! LavaBaron (talk) 05:48, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

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Part II LavaBaron (talk) 07:55, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
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I often correct my typos when I see them. I don't defend my errors pretending that they were right all along, like you did. It seems that you are quick to preach to others but don't like a dose of your own medicine. Not surprising, but at least I tried. Thanks for following me to ANI to inject another dose of your logical nonsense there as well. Fram (talk) 07:49, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

oh, Fram LavaBaron (talk) 07:55, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

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Off the recordEdit

Part III LavaBaron (talk) 08:40, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
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[5] Seriously? Next time, read the whole page, don't cherry-pick a sentence which superficially seems to support your POV if you twist it a few times and squint your eyes a bit. It's the same problem that troubles many DYKs. If you would bring this example at any dispute resolution, you would make a fool of yourself. Cwmhiraeth called herself an ignoramus, I didn't. Fram (talk) 07:38, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

okay, Fram - okay LavaBaron (talk) 08:40, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

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Case with SagecandorEdit

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you.

I would appreciate if you would would also take a look if you have a problem with this user--Crossswords (talk) 08:09, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

This is just weird. I read how you were treated at ANI and I apologize for the lack of civility you ran into there. You look like a hard-working editor with lots of lava on your user page, DYK-use notifications on your talk page, and work in your sandbox. no respect on Wikipedia. :-/ SashiRolls (talk) 23:45, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, but don't worry about it, SashiRolls - it comes with the territory! LavaBaron (talk) 00:01, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Incivility matterEdit

Hello. Any suggestions on dealing with this, this and this? I think it should go without saying that I should be able to remove redlinks to deleted articles (standard practice) and make legitimate nominations for deletion without facing a barrage of abuse and reverts. - Biruitorul Talk 15:46, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Va tacito e nascostoEdit

The article Va tacito e nascosto you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Va tacito e nascosto 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 Smerus -- Smerus (talk) 14:21, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Ratification of the United States Constitution by Rhode IslandEdit

 On 15 December 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ratification of the United States Constitution by Rhode Island, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Rhode Island ratified the United States constitution only after being threatened with a trade embargo by the rest of the United States? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ratification of the United States Constitution by Rhode Island. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ratification of the United States Constitution by Rhode Island), 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) 00:03, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination of National Composite Adversary ForceEdit

  Hello! Your submission of National Composite Adversary Force 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! Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:56, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Secret Service Counter-Assault TeamsEdit

I have promoted the hook for Secret Service Counter-Assault Teams to prep 6 but have made a considerable rearrangement of the hook including the removal of the word "special" from "special agent". "Special agent" is used several times in the article, but is this right? I ask because Special agents, as linked, seem to play an investigatory role whereas the counter-assault teams are performing a protective role. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:28, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

no prob, Cwmhiraeth - all commissioned U.S. Secret Service personnel, other than those in the uniformed division, are "special agents"; the term "agent" without the prefix "special" is generally used to describe an informant ... however, this is really splitting hairs and I think how you have it is fine from a perspective of common use LavaBaron (talk) 19:52, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Template talk:Narendra ModiEdit

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Template talk:Narendra Modi. Legobot (talk) 04:28, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

DYK for White House SentriesEdit

 On 20 December 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article White House Sentries, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that White House Sentries were abolished by Gerald Ford but reinstated by Ronald Reagan? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/White House Sentries. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, White House Sentries), 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) 00:02, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

DYKEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Contingency Fund for Foreign Intercourse 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! North America1000 22:49, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Secret Service Counter-Assault TeamsEdit

 On 21 December 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Secret Service Counter-Assault Teams, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that before qualifying for Secret Service Counter-Assault Teams, agents of the United States Secret Service are required to do pull-ups while wearing a 45-pound (20 kg) weighted vest? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Secret Service Counter-Assault Teams. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Secret Service Counter-Assault Teams), 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) 00:01, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

TalkbackEdit

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Merry ChristmasEdit

--Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 14:39, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Betsy DeVosEdit

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Betsy DeVos. Legobot (talk) 04:28, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Year LavaBaron!Edit

--Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 20:21, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Safeguards TransporterEdit

 On 5 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Safeguards Transporter, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in the United States, nuclear weapons are moved by trucks called Safeguards Transporters which were designed by the Sandia National Laboratories? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Safeguards Transporter. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Safeguards Transporter), 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) 00:01, 5 January 2017 (UTC)


Quarterly Milhist Reviewing Award: Oct to Dec 16Edit

  Military history reviewers' award
On behalf of the Milhist coordinators, you are hereby awarded the WikiChevrons for reviewing a total of 4 Milhist articles at PR, GAN, ACR or FAC during the period October to December 2016. Your ongoing efforts to support Wikipedia's quality content processes are greatly appreciated. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 03:02, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Keep track of upcoming reviews. Just copy and paste {{WPMILHIST Review alerts}} to your user space

DYK for National Composite Adversary ForceEdit

 On 8 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article National Composite Adversary Force, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the National Composite Adversary Force conducts "simulated but realistic attacks" on U.S. nuclear power plants? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/National Composite Adversary Force. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, National Composite Adversary Force), 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.

Schwede66 00:02, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:List of American police officers killed in the line of dutyEdit

DYK nomination of Hill-Crest MansionEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Hill-Crest Mansion 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) 22:32, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Hill-CrestEdit

 On 13 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hill-Crest, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that under the terms of a 1931 bequest to the University of Washington, if the university president does not live at Hill-Crest, the property must be sold? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Hill-Crest), 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) 00:01, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

DYKEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Contingency Fund for Foreign Intercourse 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! North America1000 09:37, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Murder of Seth RichEdit

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DYK for Federal Protective ForcesEdit

 On 20 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Federal Protective Forces, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that up to 50% of a U.S. Federal Protective Forces detachment could be killed while defending a U.S. Department of Energy facility? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Federal Protective Forces. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Federal Protective Forces), 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.

Schwede66 12:03, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

hiEdit

I notice you were the primary author of state visits to the United States. I wanted to make one minor correction to the article but hoped to check with you first --- under state dinners, what is labeled as the "Grand Entrance" is actually called the "Presidential Entrance March" IIRC. I was just about to create an article for "Hail, America" which is why I note that. Do you mind if I update the article? DarjeelingTea (talk) 17:04, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

OK, I updated it. LavaBaron (talk) 16:14, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
Hey it looks like your update didn't take. I went ahead and updated it, if that's okay. Thanks - DarjeelingTea (talk) 18:57, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

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DYK for Contingency Fund for Foreign IntercourseEdit

 On 30 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Contingency Fund for Foreign Intercourse, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Contingency Fund for Foreign Intercourse, a U.S. government program established in 1790 to finance foreign covert operations, had by 1793 grown to consume 12 percent of the government's budget? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Contingency Fund for Foreign Intercourse. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Contingency Fund for Foreign Intercourse), 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) 09:56, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - newsletter No.2Edit

Hello LavaBaron,
A HUGE backlog

We now have 707 New Page Reviewers!
Most of us requested the user right at PERM, expressing a wish to be able to do something about the huge backlog, but the chart on the right does not demonstrate any changes to the pre-user-right levels of October.

 
Hitting 17,000 soon

The backlog is still steadily growing at a rate of 150 a day or 4,650 a month. Only 20 reviews a day by each reviewer over the next few days would bring the backlog down to a managable level and the daily input can then be processed by each reviewer doing only 2 or 3 reviews a day - that's about 5 minutes work!
It didn't work in time to relax for the Xmas/New Year holidays. Let's see if we can achieve our goal before Easter, otherwise by Thanksgiving it will be closer to 70,000.

Second set of eyes

Remember that we are the only guardians of quality of new articles, we alone have to ensure that pages are being correctly tagged by non-Reviewer patrollers and that new authors are not being bitten.

Abuse

This is even more important and extra vigilance is required considering Orangemoody, and

  1. this very recent case of paid advertising by a Reviewer resulting in a community ban.
  2. this case in January of paid advertising by a Reviewer, also resulting in a community ban.
  3. This Reviewer is indefinitely blocked for sockpuppetry.

Coordinator electionEdit

Kudpung is stepping down after 6 years as unofficial coordinator of New Page Patrolling/Reviewing. There is enough work for two people and two coords are now required. Details are at NPR Coordinators; nominate someone or nominate yourself. Date for the actual suffrage will be published later.


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Please comment on Talk:Milo YiannopoulosEdit

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New Page Review-Patrolling: Coordinator electionsEdit

Your last chance to nominate yourself or any New Page Reviewer, See Wikipedia talk:New pages patrol/Coordination. Elections begin Monday 20 February 23:59 UTC. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:17, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Collective punishmentEdit

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New Page Review - newsletter No.3Edit

Hello LavaBaron,

Voting for coordinators has now begun HERE and will continue through/to 23:59 UTC Monday 06 March. Please be sure to vote. Any registered, confirmed editor can vote. Nominations are now closed.

Still a MASSIVE backlog

We now have 707 New Page Reviewers but despite numerous appeals for help, the backlog has NOT been significantly reduced.
If you asked for the New Page Reviewer right, please consider investing a bit of time - every little helps preventing spam and trash entering the mainspace and Google when the 'NO_INDEX' tags expire.


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Please comment on Talk:FideszEdit

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April 2017Edit

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Arthur C. Bartner (January 5)Edit

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AfC notification: Draft:Arthur C. Bartner has a new commentEdit

I've left a comment on your Articles for Creation submission, which can be viewed at Draft:Arthur C. Bartner. Thanks! Legacypac (talk) 23:14, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

AfC notification: Draft:Ross Volunteers has a new commentEdit

I've left a comment on your Articles for Creation submission, which can be viewed at Draft:Ross Volunteers. Thanks! Otr500 (talk) 03:34, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Ross Volunteers (February 27)Edit

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Your draft article, Draft:United Nations Formed Police UnitEdit

 

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Your draft article, Draft:City of Seattle in mediaEdit

 

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