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We have discussed the possibility of expanding THIS... I am seriously considering the creation of a full genre article comparable to stuff like Swedish death metal or West Coast hip hop etc. It would essentially be the narrative of the Don't Think I've Forgotten film in expanded form with robust links and independent sources. I am confident that text and sources for such an article will come together rather easily from our existing artist articles plus Cambodian Rocks and related items on Cambodian history and the war. The problem is I cannot think of a GOOD TITLE!
Cambodian rock might be pretty good but the era of interest will be 1959-1975 and current Cambodian music will be excluded. Cambodian psychedelic rock might also be good because it's a label that is often used by modern fans like Dengue Fever (band) but it implies that psychedelic was the only genre practiced in that scene. Something like 1960-70s rock in Cambodia might be too long and unwieldy for WP:NAMINGCRITERIA. Any thoughts? ---DOOMSDAYER520 (Talk|Contribs) 18:59, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

I've found myself thinking about this a few times now. The best I've come up with so far is "Music of/in/during pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodia", with honorable mentions for "Music of Sihanouk Era Cambodia and the Khmer Republic", "Music of Cambodia, 1960-1975", "Mid-20th century music in Cambodia" and the like. It seems hard to draw a clear line -- musically or politically. I haven't read anything that does much to contrast music under Sihanouk vs. the Khmer Republic. That is, I've read plenty about how Sihanouk fostered music/culture, but not much about what changed between 1970-75. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 19:21, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Pinging Wikirictor, who wrote most of History of Cambodia, and WilliamThweatt, who has provided some useful insight about related topics in the past. @Wikirictor, since I don't know if you know the context here, we've been working on 1960s-70s Cambodian pop/rock music articles like Sinn Sisamouth, Yol Aularong, Pen Ran, Baksey Cham Krong, Meas Samon, Ros Serey Sothea, etc. (and my gateway to the music, Cambodian Rocks). — Rhododendrites talk \\ 19:29, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
In the near future I'm ready to write a first draft of such an article on the scene/genre, but I'll take any ideas on what to call the dang thing. ---DOOMSDAYER520 (Talk|Contribs) 20:19, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the ping. As I've noted before, I don't have much time to dedicate to WP these days, so I won't say much. However, I will say that both by its title and in its content, such an article should make it clear that this was (to use Doomsdayer's terms) one specific scene in Cambodian popular music of the era. The "rock" music has been brought to the attention of the Western world in recent times and that may make it seem like it was something more than it really was. But rock music wasn't the only kind of pop music in Cambodia during that era, nor was it likely even the most popular. Among Khmer, Sisamouth and SereiSothea for example, are more well-known for slow ballads like this and this or their myriad rom vong and rom kbach songs. These types of songs were (and are) way more popular among all Cambodian demographic groups than any of the psychedelic or "garage band" type music, which although popular among college and international students at the time for its "western" sound, was/is viewed as not much more than a novelty by most Cambodians. On top of that, in addition to pop music, there were other genres including court music, traditional and folk music that also prospered during this era. And...I've rambled on more than I intended. Suffice to say that the title and the article should put the CambodiaRocks-type music in the proper Cambodian context (i.e. not at all representative of all Cambodian popular music of the time) in addition to noting its new-found, and rather incongruous, popularity among westerners.--William Thweatt TalkContribs 07:19, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the helpful reminder, William. Documentaries like Don't Think I've Forgotten and the selection of music that's been imported to the US have definitely shaped my understanding such that I may be of the impression that it was more popular than it was, but I've listened to enough e.g. Sinn Sisamouth and Ros Serey Sothea that I know it's not all western-influenced rock/pop/garage/psych. I don't know specifically what Doomsdayer's article plan is, but I would assume incorporate material about all sorts of pop music if doing an article on that era. Perhaps that just gets too much overlap with the existing article, and perhaps we would run into trouble with two people who don't read Khmer searching for sources on the elements of Khmer music that haven't become popular in the west (I say popular, but it's even more of a niche here :) ). So maybe the most succinct title/scope (which doesn't read as very succinct, but oh well) might be "Rock music of pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodia". — Rhododendrites talk \\ 14:47, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
William's thoughts indicate why Music of Cambodia should remain the primary article in this area. Unfortunately that article has been in need of expansion for years, and international WP users do not have the expertise, and anyone who does have the expertise is probably not able to use international WP. In the history of the Sinn Sisamouth talk page you can see people popping up occasionally who really are Cambodian (as in an old dispute over how to spell his name), but otherwise we have a bunch of articles written by Americans with material that Americans know about. .......................... It's surely not perfect but the scene/genre has gained international notice that may very well transcend Cambodia itself. Or in other words, Klezmer is enjoyed and talked about worldwide by people who know little about its European Jewish originators and may not have to. "1960s-70s Cambodian Rock" (or whatever title) could survive WP's notability requirements thanks to its international recognition. Any article here must avoid implying that it represents ALL Cambodian popular music, which hopefully can be done with sensitive writing. I envision a tight genre-specific article; consider the article for Jazz fusion which does not imply that it's the only kind of jazz. ---DOOMSDAYER520 (Talk|Contribs) 15:08, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

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JOKESEdit

I have no issues with your standard of not naming individual wikipedians at WP:JOKES. I do take issue with your line that the joke I added was obviously inappropriate - given that there are MULTIPLE images with his hair floating around. If it was that obvious it could have been removed in any of the dozens of edits that happened between then and now. Again no issue with it being removed, but merely the way you have framed it. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 03:15, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

@Barkeep49: It seems obvious (to my judgment -- perhaps I shouldn't have phrased it to seem objectively obvious) that, regardless of what someone has shared/shown/said/demonstrated, jokes about an editor's physical appearance shouldn't be included in a projectspace list of Wikipedia-related jokes. I certainly don't want to imply it was done in mean spirit or bad faith. Quite the opposite, as I said, I'm nearly certain Oshwah be just fine with it (and probably think it funny). It's more about the principle than the specific; sorry if that seemed pointed. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 03:43, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Green Jacket ShoalEdit

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WikicupEdit

By the way, can I just say how nice it is to have another person doing FPCs in the Wikicup? I've been alone in past years I've participated. It's a fun competition, although I will admit I tend to burn out near the end from working too hard on it. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 15:24, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

@Adam Cuerden: Cheers. I'm semi-active with FPC regardless, but more on Commons than on enwiki. I have a small handful here, but had a few instances of feeling like I didn't know what people are really looking for, or that the distinction between Commons and enwiki FPC was too arbitrary (e.g. some people but not others care about "wow" factor, varied standards for technical quality, varied expectations for EV... someone opposed in the past because the article the picture was used for didn't explain some aspect of the subject not directly related to the image). Then just the overall lack of participation. Meh. Figured I'd give it another shot, though, when I saw that you used the WikiCup reviews needed template for FPC, it made me think that might attract sufficient participation to at least have a quorum. Anyway, I suspect if you keep churning out these restorations at the same clip you have been, you've got a pretty good shot at taking the whole competition, putting aside potential burnout. I'm just hoping to make it to the 3rd or 4th round and get some FPs, GAs, and maybe an FA out of the motivation... :) — Rhododendrites talk \\ 20:46, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Removing links?Edit

Hi. I'm fine with your undo of my edit, but I'm a little confused by the explanation. You said it's, a request to not remove links when it does more harm than good, but I'm not sure what you're suggesting I should have done instead. Should I have just left it as a redlink? I've always found the cleaning up of backlinks after a deletion to be the most error-prone part of closing an AfD, and I'm sure I make plenty of mistakes there. I'm just trying to understand your concern better. -- RoySmith (talk) 15:45, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi RoySmith. Yeah, it's a common thing with the Twinkle script that semi-automates it. It's really just an issue with lists (both embedded and stand-alone) that only include notable examples. The ideal would be to check the page it's being removed from, and if everything else is bluelinked, it's probably best to just remove the entry rather than unlink (or skip it, as second choice). An entry that's unlinked is no more appropriate to include in those lists than one that is linked, but when it's linked it's easier for others to find and remove. The red stands out more, but more importantly it makes it possible to take a deleted article and use "what links here" to find all instances in lists that would need to be removed. That is all. Not a huge deal; just makes list clean-up a little harder sometimes. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 15:58, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
You say, Twinkle script, but I think you meant XFDcloser. In any case, @Evad37: I wonder if this could be improved with some embedded hinting in those lists. What if we invented a (possibly hidden) Category:Lists which should never have redlinks (or some other kind of embeddable marker). XFDcloser could use that as a hint to adjust its post-deletion unlinking process. -- RoySmith (talk) 16:18, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
Ah, yes, I may mean that. I don't do much xfd closing myself. :) I like the category idea, though I dare say that even just being after an asterisk or a pipe at the beginning of a line (part of an unordered list or a table) would probably suffice, too, if the category approach were too cumbersome. I imagine most of the time (but not all, of course), it would be better to remove from a list when deleted. Likewise, removing a link from a page that starts "list of" or "comparison of," would cover a lot of the issue. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 16:48, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
@RoySmith and Rhododendrites: XFDcloser should already be checking with the closer for links within list items per WP:XFDC#Unlinking backlinks, because it isn't possible to determine if the list is meant to be complete, or only of notable things, or if the backlink is only incidental to the list item. I might have to review the logic of how it works, which was based on discussions from a couple of years ago. - Evad37 [talk] 23:57, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Jade vineEdit

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Portrait of Commander C. R. Perry Rodgers, officer of the Federal Navy LOC cwpb.05822- Restored.jpgEdit

You should probably specify "Edit 1" here, since "most recent edit" can change definition. I may be excessively cautious.

Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7% of all FPs 17:09, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
Rodger that.   DoneRhododendrites talk \\ 00:26, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

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Helen KellerEdit

Excellent work. I've commented on the page. Sorry I missed your comment. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 20:26, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Green Jacket ShoalEdit

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"False impression of a trend between illegal immigration and crime"Edit

BBC: Migrants may be responsible for most of a recent rise in violent crime in Germany, research commissioned by the government suggests. The study used data from Lower Saxony, a state where more than 90% of the rise was attributed to young male migrants. [1]

If you are going to state someone's views are problematic at AN/I, atleast make sure your facts are straight. --Pudeo (talk) 20:04, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

...?
I don't intend to start discussing immigration and crime in Germany ... because nobody's talking about Germany. None of that thread is about Germany. It's about the US. That's the area of EMG's edits that have been problematic; that's what nearly all (if not all) of the diffs/articles linked are about. That's what the list article that led to this discussion is about. So it's true I didn't feel it necessary to specify in every instance. That you have managed to find a separate country for which migrants may have something to do with a crime increase (a claim which even that article hedges on, but that's a different can of worms) doesn't really seem relevant to anything anyone is saying. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 20:23, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
For posterity, this concerns this thread.
Dive in the rabbit-hole and see how many parallels there are: Immigration and crime in Germany. Worth noting that many editors active there are also active in the US topic.--Pudeo (talk) 20:41, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Marriage (video game)Edit

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@DasallmächtigeJ: Great! Thanks very much. Looking forward to your review. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 15:03, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

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Great! Thanks, DasallmächtigeJ! — Rhododendrites talk \\ 19:35, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Gabriela RodríguezEdit

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Answers in GenesisEdit

Hello. I have recently made another proposal which takes into account your concerns. Would you mind leaving your thoughts on AiG's talk page?OlJa 20:36, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for The Marriage (video game)Edit

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Barnstar for RhododendritesEdit

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Thanks for trying to be cooperative and respectful in a very heated situation where nearly everyone else has let emotions take over :) OlJa 19:58, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

@Rhododendrites: feel free to migrate this barnstar to your talk page, or delete it altogether if you don't want it there.

@Oldstone James: Gladly. I really appreciate that. Thanks. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 22:35, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

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SkifreeEdit

Hey there. Stumbled across the GAN review of Skifree and was wondering if you have plans on continuing the review. I guess the reviewer didn't ping you when he was done. GamerPro64 00:44, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

GamerPro64, ah! Sorry about that. I'll come back to this in the next few days! — Rhododendrites talk \\ 00:51, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
@GamerPro64: Ok. Review version 2 is live. Thanks for your patience. Oops. Sorry, confused you with the nominator of the article. I'll ping them separately for a heads up. :) — Rhododendrites talk \\ 00:54, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

LOL I did the exact same thingEdit

You: [2], [3]. Me: [4], [5]. Weird. Softlavender (talk) 05:28, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

@Softlavender: One thing I Definitely-Know-For-Sure about this Completely-and-Totally-Accidental system of repeated archiving and unarchiving is that it has nothing to do with those plans made at that cabal meeting That-Didn't-Happen last month. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 13:42, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
Aside: I almost gave up rollback rights because it feels like the only time I ever click that link is once or twice a year when my thumb hits it instead of "thanks" on mobile. First time for the archive link, though... — Rhododendrites talk \\ 13:44, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
Wink wink, R. See you at the next meeting. (This page is invisible to others, right?) Softlavender (talk) 23:46, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Jacinda Ardern by Kirk HargreavesEdit

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FYIEdit

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Nic Stone Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.6% of all FPs 00:30, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Indeed! Thanks for the ping! — Rhododendrites talk \\ 01:54, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

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Fringe theory specialists?Edit

Hey, I was wondering if there is such a thing as a group of Wikipedians who in some sense specialize in or are experienced in investigating elaborate looking but crackpot pseudoscience "walled gardens," as I suspect educology is, and if there is a way/if it would be appropriate to draw their attention to it. Thanks. Crossroads1 (talk) 19:26, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

@Crossroads1: In fact, there is WP:FTN, the fringe theories noticeboard. Allow me to be the one to post there, though. Someone who nominates an article for AfD posting there could be seen as WP:CANVASSING, and a neutral notice is important. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 19:30, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Fringe_theories/Noticeboard#Educology?Rhododendrites talk \\ 19:37, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
I see, thanks for that. Crossroads1 (talk) 19:41, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

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  • Congratulations! I think a lot more of yours should have passed, but it's a start. Maybe try more in a few weeks, once they're being less... y'know... Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.7% of all FPs 16:32, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks, Adam Cuerden. I admit I've been rather frustrated with the FPC process on enwiki. I don't feel like I have a clear sense of what people want in terms of EV. In fact, I think the issue is that too many people have their own idiosyncratic guidelines they apply. On Commons that happens sometimes, but there are enough other people with more straightforward interpretations of the criteria to balance it out. I don't see myself nominating anything else on enwiki for a while, but I suppose we'll see if that's just temporary annoyance speaking. :) — Rhododendrites talk \\ 14:23, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

A doveEdit

  I hope we work together on the project in the future
If two people agree on everything - one of them is not necessary.  Lubbad85 ()(Edits) 20:40, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Rossa Matilda RichterEdit

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A cup of tea for you!Edit

  Thanks for your support for my unsuccessful RfA. It was much appreciated. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:17, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

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Three years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:53, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

RfAEdit

I have not looked into your archives, if you have answered, so forgive me for repeating this. I am familiar with your good work here. Any reason, you have not gone for an RfA yet ?--DBigXray 06:11, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Seconded ;) Guettarda (talk) 14:12, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
@DBigXray and Guettarda: Thanks for the message. It comes up from time to time, and occasionally I waffle a little and consider it, but ultimately I have three reasons not to do an RfA. In decreasing order of importance: I haven't done a good job of fastidiously preserving my anonymity and don't want the extra attention that comes with being an admin (especially an admin who sometimes wants to edit in controversial subject areas); the RfA process itself; time. There are workarounds for the second two, but not really for the first... — Rhododendrites talk \\ 20:49, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
thanks for the kind reply. If ever you decide to go for it, you will have my whole hearted support. --DBigXray 03:47, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

Thanks for your recent support at my RfA, it's really appreciated. The NPP community is important to me and so it was so gratifying to have you and other reviewers say such nice things. It's appreciated and I look forward to our paths crossing, whether at NPP or elsewhere, again soon. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 00:46, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the link.Edit

Rhododendrites,

Thanks for the link. I've paid my dues so I can express my thanks by voting for you in the next Board election! Will the election be in October? When is the October meeting? Feel free to give me the answers in person tonight. Thanks for responding. Vyeh (talk) 15:44, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

@Vyeh: :) The October meeting is currently scheduled for 10/23. As for the election, we'll talk more about it tonight, but my understanding is that we'll have the election in November. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 16:08, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 September 2019Edit

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Regarding stalemate and checkEdit

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Strictly speaking, if there is no check, then any situation where you cannot move is stalemate. Checkmate is a situation when you cannot move and are in check. But I agree that it is clearer without the word: I tried to rephrase it again to avoid arguments over GNL and/or singular-they (which was my original motive for the first rephrasing), so now it reads "A player wins by being unable to make a move (which includes having no remaining pieces on the board)".

(BTW, not all stalemates even in orthodox chess arise from a player's moves being restricted by check. He or she could just be blocked in, as in this diagram from Talk:Stalemate.) Double sharp (talk) 15:21, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

@Double sharp: True enough, though in this case, where there are so many variations that do/don't include check/checkmate, the term is likely confusing, as you point out. No objections to the rewording on my part. I do wish we had better sources for that article in general, but that's another issue. :) — Rhododendrites talk \\ 15:26, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

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