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Greenock StowawaysEdit

Hello:

The copy edit you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article Greenock stowaways has been completed.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. A couple of things I noticed. In the Ill-treatment section it reads:

Kerr, hearing of this, declared that the boys would henceforth get "the ground of their stomachs before they get any more", (Sfn|Donald|1928|p=54) but the footnote says: Refn|”Specifically, Kerr swore, according to Roughead, that the first mate would "give the ground of their stomachs before they got any more".sfn|Roughead|2014|p=15}}|group=note

Of the two mentions – the one in the text cites Donald, one as a footnote cites Roughead. One says "get" one says "give". I'm not even sure what this quote means. The citations should be checked and corrected if necessary.

Also:

It's unclear how many boys had shoes. "the stowaways had no shoes between them" or "since some of the boys had no shoes" – is that "no" or "some" – needs clarifying

In the Arrivals section the quote box mentions some had, some didn’t have shoes.

Arrivals:

Mentions five stowaways were put off the ship, where are the other two?

Same section, then we have "Of the six boys, Reilly and Bryson were keen to leave…" Seven boarded in Greenock. This just needs clarification.

Best of luck with the GA review.

Regards,

Twofingered Typist (talk) 14:17, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for restoring my postEdit

It was 2 minutes sooner than yours :-) It is nice to know that great minds were on the same track. HeeHee. MarnetteD|Talk 12:07, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Cheers MarnetteD, sorry about that :) at least one of those minutes is testament to my steampowered PC! ——SerialNumber54129 12:09, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
No worries SN. If your PC is a big as this it must take up a whole room in your home :-) MarnetteD|Talk 12:13, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
Seeing your mention of White Horse whiskey prompts me to leave you this pic for your enjoyment. JW has a whole line of GoT whiskeys in honor of their last season. Glug Glug. MarnetteD|Talk 12:20, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
@MarnetteD: Brilliant! New slogan: "Stupor is coming" :) ——SerialNumber54129 12:44, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
Superb!! MarnetteD|Talk 15:40, 14 March 2019 (UTC)


Please discuss on the talk pageEdit

Please discuss your changes on the talk page of Waqar Zaka. There appears to be a question about some of the sources, which is of course a valid discussion to have. I have added 2 more sources and am seeking engagement on the talk page.--Jimbo Wales (talk) 21:49, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

I've responded there. Your sourcing is/was poor enough, but the NPOV language—worse. ——SerialNumber54129 21:55, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
I don't see any NPOV problems - the language that I used is in multiple reliable sources, and doesn't seem to be either praising or damning anything. It's just very plain factual language. Perhaps on the talk page you could explain what you find POV about it.--Jimbo Wales (talk) 22:40, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
It has been explained to you, multiple times. ——SerialNumber54129 09:20, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Marc BlochEdit

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DYK for A Short English ChronicleEdit

 On 27 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article A Short English Chronicle, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 15th-century Short English Chronicle described King Edward IV as receiving instantaneous notification of treason from God? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/A Short English Chronicle. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, A Short English Chronicle), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Loveday, 1458Edit

 On 1 July 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Loveday, 1458, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 1458 Loveday, which was intended to unite Henry VI's nobility, only resulted in uniting his enemies? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Loveday, 1458. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Loveday, 1458), 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) 00:03, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

DiscussionEdit

Can you review the sentence in the lede containing the word 'money'. Your original was:
although the Yorkists were bound to pay large sums in compensation, this was done by with money already owed the by the government.
Recently this was:
although the Yorkists were bound to pay large sums in compensation, this was done by with money already owed by the government.
I've just changed it to
although the Yorkists were bound to pay large sums in compensation, this was done with money already owed by the government.
But that reads very strangely. "owed by the government"? Should that be "owed to the government"?
Shenme (talk) 01:23, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
@Shenme: apologise for the delay getting back to you. I couldn't find an easy way to phrase that, in quite a few attempts, but the point was (is) that the Yorkists made the payments to the dead Lancastrians' families with money that was owed to them by the government already (unpaid wages were a fact of life for Henry VI's nobility!). If you can tweak and improve it, go ahead :) ——SerialNumber54129 13:45, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Ah fun memoriesEdit

Hello SN. The last bit of this post calls back to a memorable moment from Yes Minister. Jim Hacker writes "round objects" on a memo from Humphrey Appleby. Later in the episode Bernard Woolley tells Hacker that Appleby asked him "Who is this Round and what does he object to?" :-) My dusty old memory banks have forgotten which episode this happened in but it still is an all time funny - or is that punny - for me. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk

@MarnetteD: It was "Equal Opportunities"—rather apt considering current goings-on :)
But yeah, that was exactly what I was alluding to, safe in the knowledge that not one in a 1000 here would have the faintest idea what I was talking about. Except—except—I forgot about your truly encyclopaedic knowledge of british TV. Absolutely effing incredible! ——SerialNumber54129 17:39, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
Now you are making me blush! Great job on remembering the episode!! Cheers again. MarnetteD|Talk 18:10, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Away with the learning of clerks, away with it!Edit

 On 5 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Away with the learning of clerks, away with it!, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that during the Peasants' Revolt in Cambridge, Margery Starre danced with a mob that sacked Corpus Christi College and burnt its charters, shouting: "Away with the learning of clerks, away with it!"? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Away with the learning of clerks, away with it!), 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, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of William Bonville, 1st Baron BonvilleEdit

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Fram case commentEdit

Would you please help me understand what you meant by, "It's a funny sort of RTV where the editor still talking to people on meta"? Did you mean to imply that was actually happening? If not, what did you mean? EllenCT (talk) 22:03, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

CrusadesEdit

Hi SN, thanks for your comment on the FAR for this. One thing was it a Support—if so can you make it obvious for the co-ordinator please? Norfolkbigfish (talk) 22:18, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 August 2019Edit

2019 Arbitration Committee pre-election RfCEdit

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WikiCup 2019 September newsletterEdit

The fourth round of the competition has finished in a flurry of last minute activity, with 454 points being required to qualify for the final round. It was a hotly competitive round with two contestants with over 400 points being eliminated, and all but two of the finalists having achieved an FA during the round. Casliber, our 2016 winner, was the highest point-scorer, followed by Enwebb and Lee Vilenski, who are both new to the competition. In fourth place was SounderBruce, a finalist last year. But all those points are swept away as we start afresh for the final round.

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/* September 2019 */ I AM THE SOURCE SIR MENELIK I MADE THIS DR OCTAGON ALBUM FOR KOOL KEITHEdit

http://www.unkut.com/2005/06/holdin-new-cards-scaramanga-interview/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sun-large-records-star-of-the-empire-mgmt-a-publ-70986832/detail/recent-activity/shares/ Finally the full true story about the Dr. Octagon concept is out!! Read now!!!

1. "Dr. Octagon/Dr.Octagynocologist)-Bulk Records/Mo'WaxRecords/DreamWorks Records 4 songs 1."No Awareness b/w Bear Witness" 12" 2. "Dr. Octagon" 3. "On Production" 4. "Biology 101"

The Dr. Octagon concept was developed by Sir Menelik for Kool Keith in 1994. The multi-syllabic, on beat/off beat style of rap cadence with futuristic/sci-fi context was the calling card of the Dr. Octagon album. Assistance and inspiration also came from Alexander Calderon of the rap group "Raw Breed" Alex Calderon had a group named "Dr. Bizarro" that disbanded that had a similar plot in pre-conception to Dr. Octagon. Alex and Sir Menelik worked on demo's for songs together at Ice-T's studio in LA at the time. The original concept song that started the whole Dr.Octagon recording process was the "So Intelligent" featuring Kool Keith and DLS (produced by T.R. Love UltraMagnetic Mc's) off the Cyclops 4000 demo TR Love was making at the time for for Sir Menelik in 1994. T.R. Love also worked on demo's at that time for Raw breed and Kool Keith. After some time the duo of Sir Menelik recorded the Dr. Octagon track (produced by K.Matlin). Dan Nakamura had Bulk Records that wanted to put together a project with Kool Keith. Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito on 89.9 got the So intelligent demo from Sir Menelik. That is how the Dr. Octagon project got its legs.Sir Menelik had made the demo's recorded during that time period a two part project -Dr.Octagon demo's were for Kool Keith, and Cyclops 4000 demos were for Sir Menelik. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sir Menelik aka Scaramanga (talkcontribs) 11:04, 2 September 2019 (UTC) You claim to opposes the Wikimedia Foundation's arbitrary, opaque, and dictatorial office-banning of administrators when the community and ArbCom are more than capable of handling the issue themselves. And yet, you do commit the same offenses against me and countless other users!! You are a hypocrite!! Stop flagging my user page! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sir Menelik aka Scaramanga (talkcontribs) 11:33, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

CrusadesEdit

Hi

Apologies for bolding your Sup on the FAR for this article. I thought that was your intention and didn't want for it to get missed in the large number of comments. If it was inappropriate at least I have learned something! Norfolkbigfish (talk) 13:34, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

For your informationEdit

An IP editor has restored the contents of Jim and Mary McCartney. --MrClog (talk) 14:01, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Deprecated hyphenated parametersEdit

Hi, in this post at WP:AN, you mentioned an old discussion about "deprecated hyphenated parameters". If you could ping me with a link to it, that might help me in a discussion on a different topic. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 22:37, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

I'm not sure what we've done to deserve thisEdit

I'm going to move your recent edit to the Fram PD talk to a new section, but I'd also like to invite you to air any grievances you might have against the clerks or the arbitrators here, on my talk page, or by email to me. I'm curious to hear what you think we should be doing differently. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 19:03, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

I'm not sure you should waste your time, SN. This got me nowhere - I was ignored in the end. The clerks seem to be almost as incompetent as the committee at the moment. - Sitush (talk) 21:29, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
@SN, can I direct you to my reply to FPAS here? On this one, at least, the arbs and clerks can't be blamed; given the nature of the case if they didn't follow the established procedure there would be people screaming for heads on poles, and much as I may think this "sectioned commentary" business is a Really Bad Idea it's the way things have been done for the past four years. ‑ Iridescent 21:35, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Duke and Duchess of Windsor's tour of Germany, 1937Edit

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Coterel gang scheduled for TFAEdit

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UKLGEdit

Hey Serial Number. Since you left a brief comment there, I wonder if I could interest you in a prose review at Wikipedia:Featured_article_candidates/Ursula_K._Le_Guin/archive1. It's nice to have comments from folks who usually write about very different topics; it helps me find things that I missed. No pressure though. Vanamonde (Talk) 22:32, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Failed GA reviewEdit

Hello, I have failed your GA nomination due to it being in need of major reorganization. Please see my comments on the nom page and feel free to resubmit. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:%C6%91/8_and_be_there/GA1 Taewangkorea (talk) 00:37, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

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