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Welcome to The Wikipedia Adventure!Edit

Hi RightCowLeftCoast! We're so happy you wanted to play to learn, as a friendly and fun way to get into our community and mission. I think these links might be helpful to you as you get started.

-- 00:23, Monday, December 5, 2016 (UTC)

Holiday cardEdit

Wishing you a Charlie Russell Christmas,
"Here's hoping that the worst end of your trail is behind you
That Dad Time be your friend from here to the end
And sickness nor sorrow don't find you."
—C.M. Russell, Christmas greeting 1926.
Montanabw(talk) 23 December 2016 (UTC)

Women in Red World ContestEdit

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

Invitation to Pinoy edit a thon @ OSUEdit

Who: All members of the public

What: Filipino American History Month-themed Edit a thon at Ohio State University.

When: Saturday 20 October 2018, 4:00PM EST / 1600 until 4:55PM PST / 1655

Where: Eighteenth Avenue Library, Ohio State University

Sponsor: WikiConference North America 2018
San Diego Wikimedians User Group ( US-SAN )

Your host: RightCowLeftCoast (talk · contribs)

Please add your username to our attendees list so we know how many will be attending, due to limited space available.

DYK potential nomineeEdit

@Maile66, Gatoclass, and Materialscientist: I was not aware that an article that I had nominated for GAR, had been elevated nearly a month ago, as the bot had never informed me of the review opening, nor did the bot place the icon on the article page (I had to do that today). While I know it has been more than seven days since it was promoted, can I get a petition for an exemption to this, for this instance, per WP:IAR?--RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 06:27, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

I don't have a problem with that. Please see WT:DYK IAR for Demographics of Filipino_Americans. — Maile (talk) 22:02, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Bakbakan International for deletionEdit

Over two months ago, on 24 February 2019, you tagged “Bakbakan International” as not meeting the notability requirements. Since then, no efforts have been made to prove the notability of the topic, so I have nominated the article for deletion, and I thought I would let you know.

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bakbakan International until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Bsoyka 08:14, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Event coordinator user-rightEdit

Hello, great to meet you! DrMel just emailed me to ask that you and her be given the Event coordinator right, which allows users to create accounts with fewer limits and give other people confirmed status, so they can avoid CAPTCHAs and create articles. I have done this. Enjoy! Graham87 04:18, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

@Graham87: Thanks. I had this right before, but only had asked for it temporarily then. Thanks for trusting me with this right, I will do my best to not abuse the right.--RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 06:11, 27 April 2019 (UTC)
@Graham87: Thanks Graham! DrMel (talk) 14:22, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Dear RightCowLeftCoast .. ideas to span 100pct width on cellphone?Edit

Howdy! How have you been? I think we have a social SD Wikipedians / Wikiians get together event coming up soon in May. ** Hey, I have been editing my User Page and have 3 columns of userboxes. Any idea how to either (1) use options to WikiTable or (2) to use html span width=100pct, so it would look better on cellphones? Google searches are failing me. Thanks in advance if you have the time my Friend. Peter. Vid2vid (talk) 21:28, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

@Vid2vid: The next meetup is a more for taking photos to upload onto Wikimedia commons. It will be Sunday 19 May at the Palomar Observatory.
As for getting to get the userboxes to better fit a cell phone, some people use a collapsible single column tables to make it more cell phone accessible.--RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 23:40, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
High five! You know it all. I think this will do it. Thanx. Vid2vid (talk) 06:54, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
Nay, I am far from the most knowledgeable person on Wikipedia. There are far more experienced editors. I have just had some more experience at this, than you, for now. You may surpass me in the future, a time I look forward to.--RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 07:13, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Interesting nameEdit

I have been using this user name for 9 years, but I am thinking about changing it due to the harrasment that I've been experiencing. So maybe you are going to read me with another user name, but still don't know which one. --Jalu (talk) 13:14, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

That's unfortunate. Being harassed on Wikipedia is never enjoyable. I hope that changes for the better.
We at meta:San Diego Wikimedians User Group are looking for more cross border connections in the Baja California area. Perhaps such future collaborations can be mutually beneficial.--RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 15:06, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Upcoming 2019 Affiliate-selected trustee position on the Board of Wikimedia FoundationEdit

Greetings RightCowLeftCoast,

My name is Gerald Shields, also known as user:Geraldshields11. I am asking for your top rank vote for me in the election for one of two open trustee positions on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.

I am asking for your vote to help support emerging communities and promote an inclusive education environment on all wiki projects. Also, I plan to promote various other issues as I mention in my statement and answers to various questions. I ask that you show your support for the issues that need to be address by voting for me as one of your preferences.

My candidacy information page is Affiliate-selected Board seats/2019/Nominations/Gerald Shields on Meta or can be found at Gerald Shields candidate. As of the 7 May 2019 list of questions, I am the only candidate to have responded to all of the “Questions for all candidates - Questions for this individual candidate that do not apply to other candidates”. My answers give more details on why the San Diego User Group should vote for me.

Thank you for your time, discussion, and consideration of my candidacy. I appreciate it.

My best regards,

Gerald Shields

Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:29, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Invitation for a Edit a thon in San DiegoEdit

Who: All members of the public

What: A Edit a thon in Mission Valley, San Diego.

When: Sunday 9 June 2019, 1:00PM PDT / 1300 until 3:00PM PDT / 1500

Where: Mission Valley Branch Library

Sponsor: San Diego Wikimedians User Group ( US-SAN )

Your host: DrMel (talk · contribs) & RightCowLeftCoast (talk · contribs)

Please add your username to our attendees list so we know how many will be attending, due to limited space available.

Granting permission to use library facilities does not constitute endorsement by the San Diego Public Library, the Board of Library Commissioners, or the City of San Diego. No advertisement or announcement implying such endorsement is permitted, unless written permission to do so has been previously given by the Library. — San Diego Public Library Meeting Room Policies

(Delivered: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:49, 9 May 2019 (UTC) You can unsubscribe from future invitations to San Diego Wikimedians User Group events by removing your name from the WikiProject San Diego mass mailing list.)

The Bugle: Issue CLVII, May 2019Edit

Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 11:04, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Goat Canyon (Tijuana River Valley)Edit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Goat Canyon (Tijuana River Valley) 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 Gog the Mild -- Gog the Mild (talk) 15:21, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

UC Irvine edit-a-thon on May 17, 2019Edit

UC Irvine edit-a-thon on May 17, 2019

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You are cordially invited to an edit-a-thon this Friday in Orange County, focused on gender equity. The event is a collaboration between UCI and Women in Red.

Friday, May 17, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm PDT (UTC-7)

Langson Library, Room 228, at University of California, Irvine

Points of contact:

For more details, including the registration link, please see the meetup page. Everyone is welcome! We hope to see you there.

--Rosiestep (talk) 00:36, 14 May 2019 (UTC) via MassMessaging

DYK for Demographics of Filipino AmericansEdit

 On 16 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Demographics of Filipino Americans, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the earliest permanent Filipino American residents settled in Louisiana's bayou country? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Demographics of Filipino Americans. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Demographics of Filipino Americans), 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.

feminist (talk) 02:01, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 149th Armor RegimentEdit

The article 149th Armor Regiment you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:149th Armor Regiment 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 Sturmvogel 66 -- Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 02:42, 17 May 2019 (UTC)


I'm happy to see that you've nominated the 149th article for A-class review. The biggest problem that I see is that I don't think that the prose is really ready to pass the much-higher A-class standard. I'd strongly recommend that you ask user:John for a copyedit. He's helped me out quite a bit on some of my ACRs and FACs and helped me stomp on some of my bad writing habits.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 14:49, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

@John: is it possible that you can look over 149th Armor Regiment, which is going for A-class review? If there is prose improvement that you, or someone at WP:GOCE, can help me with, I would appreciate it.--RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 23:20, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Goat Canyon (Tijuana River Valley)Edit

The article Goat Canyon (Tijuana River Valley) you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Goat Canyon (Tijuana River Valley) 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 Gog the Mild -- Gog the Mild (talk) 19:22, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Transparency, Privacy, Wiki Talk Pages?Edit

Hey hey Cow :) Hey how's it going? This chat topic that I'm going to broach probably belongs on a Wikipedia official page about (what are) Talk pages, **on the very Talk section** of that said page... That being said, I know Wikipedia is all about complete transparency, and history of edits, and contributions for all of its users, registered users, but isn't it a little strange that somebody can watch (or set to watch) anyone else's User Talk page? I forgot that I had yours set to Watch for future replies to my own conversations, and I'm continually seeing what people write on your page over time. So... along those lines, is there a setting or feature where you can see a list of who's watching which pages, Wikipedia-wide? Or at least for ones own Talk page, could a user see a list of Wiki users who are watching it? I think that would be an interesting feature, suggestion, software enhancement! - What are your thoughts? Vid2vid (talk) 00:05, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

@Vid2vid: There is a way. But it's been a while since I looked that up. It's one of the tool links on the page's history tab, I am unsure at the moment which one though.--RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 04:02, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
@RightCowLeftCoast: Good morning-happy Sunday. 1. Thanks for 'Talk/Watch hiding' response, I'll research. 2. We should privately exchange cell phone numbers for texting, now that we're friends... 3. I wonder if this rain today cancels the Palomar Observatory tour? Do you know? ..also is it just a tour, walk, hike... Or is this a Wiki editing event similar to the one where I met you at the library? I hope you see this soon as it's 10:00 a.m., and the event is today Sunday May 19 2019 at 12:30 p.m. Take care! Vid2vid (talk) 16:58, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
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