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Merge proposalEdit

Hi, if you want to propose merging two articles you need to put the merge template on both articles and have them both point to a section on the destination article's talk page that gives your reasons why they should be merged so others can comment - see wp:merging#Proposing a merger. Richerman (talk) 22:36, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Open–closed political spectrumEdit

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DYK for Battle of Bamber BridgeEdit

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Proposed deletion of Government News NetworkEdit

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Homepage?Edit

Congratulations on the promotion to FA status of your Northern England article. I think it would make for an excellent article on the home page. I think you should propose it at WP:TFAR. I will certainly support it. Best, Edwininlondon (talk) 20:51, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

@Edwininlondon: Thanks! Have nominated it here Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Northern England. Smurrayinchester 08:26, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Northern England scheduled for TFAEdit

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Thank you for "an increasingly distinctive cultural area, shaped by centuries of Celtic, Roman, Saxon, Danish, Norman and Scottish invasion and more recently by the rise and fall of heavy industry"! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:26, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Next Conservative Party (UK) leadership electionEdit

I've nominated this article for deletion. As a contributor, your comments are welcome at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Next Conservative Party (UK) leadership election. Robofish (talk) 22:57, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Irene ClennellEdit

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DYK for Irene Clennell caseEdit

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DYK for GRIM testEdit

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Precious anniversaryEdit

A year ago ...
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... you were recipient
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--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:25, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Two years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:30, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

... and three --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:28, 29 November 2019 (UTC)

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DYK for AU Conference Center and Office ComplexEdit

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DYK nomination of Alem BekagnEdit

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The Like-Minded Persons' ClubEdit

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For displaying here, and here common sense and uncommon good taste by agreeing with me or saying something I would have said if only I'd had the presence of mind, I hereby bestow upon you Provisional Membership of the Like-Minded Persons' Club.

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Well done. Keep it up. Cheers. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 11:01, 30 January 2020 (UTC)

SarbecovirusEdit

Hi, did you think about renaming Severe_acute_respiratory_syndrome-related_coronavirus into sarbecovirus ? This would make it clearer and more accurate with respect to the scientific literature (look at page 7). Sarbcovirus is a "subgenus" of the genus betacoronavirus. Reuns (talk) 14:27, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

@Reuns: Thanks. For what it's worth, I went with Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus as the title because that's the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses nomenclature for the species. That said, it looks like Sarbecovirus taxonomy is currently a mess (there's no current distinction between Sarbecovirus and the SARS-related coronavirus species) and it seems perfectly plausible to me that when this is all over there will be a reorganisation that puts SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 in different species under Sarbecovirus. This probably needs input from people who know more than me at Talk:Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus. Smurrayinchester 14:57, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
User:Smurrayinchester I'm not saying Sars-related doesn't exist in the taxonomy, but according to https://talk.ictvonline.org/taxonomy/ it is the only "species" of the subgenus sarbecovirus,
         Riboviria › Nidovirales › Cornidovirineae › Coronaviridae › Orthocoronavirinae › Betacoronavirus › Sarbecovirus › Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus
so it would make it clearer to group Sars-Cov, Sars-Cov-2, Bat_SARS-like_coronavirus_WIV1 into the sarbecovirus subgenus (the article doesn't exist yet, all we have to do is to rename Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus and edit its Taxobox) Reuns (talk) 15:40, 18 February 2020 (UTC)