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Thank you ...Edit


... for improving article quality in Febuary 2018! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:34, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

... and in March! Happy Easter! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:56, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

... and in in April! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:16, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

... and in May! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:05, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

... and in June! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:39, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

... and in July! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:40, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

... and in August! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:33, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

... and in September! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:56, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

... and in October! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:25, 1 November 2018 (UTC)


Please note per Template:Cite book, date is the preferred parameter except for specific cases when year may be used. Hzh (talk) 11:40, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

@Hzh: While template parameters allow for more than just the year, the real guidance is at WP:CITEHOW. That part of the Manual of Style says the "year of publication... " is "typically included" for books. My efforts have been to get consistency in the citations, hence my edits. E.g., years for books, and other stuff for other publications. (BTW, I've been traveling, so I did not see your note on my mobile app.) – S. Rich (talk) 14:37, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
It's unimportant, but anyway, the Template:Cite book recommends "date" as the parameter name even if only the year is entered as the parameter. WP:CITEHOW does not mention any parameter name. Thanks for your effort in trying to achieve consistency. Hzh (talk) 15:32, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

A Dobos torte for you!Edit

  7&6=thirteen () has given you a Dobos torte to enjoy! Seven layers of fun because you deserve it.

To give a Dobos torte and spread the WikiLove, just place {{subst:Dobos Torte}} on someone else's talkpage, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend.

7&6=thirteen () 14:35, 9 October 2018 (UTC)


I'm not sure what you're complaining about. The cartoon is, and was, clearly credited to Larson, and there's a proper Fair Use Rationale. DS (talk) 16:12, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.14 21 October 2018Edit


Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

Hello Srich32977, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!


As of 21 October 2018, there are 3650 unreviewed articles and the backlog now stretches back 51 days.

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Please seeEdit

User_talk:Nihlus#List_of_World_Series_champions--S Philbrick(Talk) 14:03, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

My guess is you aren't interested in discussing this further and if that's the case that's fine just ignore this and we will move on. however, I felt the need to document the incident while it was fresh in my mind. I have no problem with your involvement but because I mention your name in my write up, I felt I owed you the courtesy of letting you know (I can't do the same for the other editor because they've indicated I'm not welcome on the talk page).
I have one niggling concern, which isn't a big deal but I have a guess as to what happened and I'd like to change my speculation to fact if I'm correct.
You reverted to my removal of the incorrect information and left the edit summary "Please fix the specific problem and leave article improvements as is." this edit summary puzzled me, as I felt I was correcting a specific problem. I see that you subsequently dropped a note on an editor's talk page with the question "Can you specify where the error is?" because you are asking where the error is, I'm assuming you don't at that time know where the error is. I'm still puzzled why you did the reversion if you didn't know where the arrow was but perhaps you honestly misunderstood something and only later realize you are quite sure what the error was. Again, not a big deal but my write up includes my speculation as to your rationale and it might be better if I knew exactly what you were thinking.S Philbrick(Talk) 18:34, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
As an aside, I just took a glance at your user page and I see a spectacular view of Joshua Tree. Although I'm on the East Coast, I had a nice visit out there when my wife was in the senior nationals for a tennis tournament, and I took several visits to Joshua Tree.--S Philbrick(Talk) 18:38, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Discussion on EditEdit

I apologize for my actions of bad faith. Thank you for your insight (AzN Egoist) 13:22, 31 October 2018 (CST)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Editor's Barnstar
Hey I love your profile and it's really nice and i've been trying to find out how to set up a cool profile for my wiki page so if you dont care could you tell me where you get all the cool tables and stuff like the "WikiGnome" one and etc. AntManSC (talk) 08:04, 2 November 2018 (UTC)


I missed the GoodReads template deletion discussion, as I was travelling overseas when pinged. It's a very bad decision, based on unsound reasoning, but I don't see what can be done at this stage. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:50, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

@Pigsonthewing: Indeed, procedure was violated and WP policy was ignored. But WP:DELREV allows for a second look. Please initiate. Thanks so very much! – S. Rich (talk) 07:35, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
On what grounds? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:46, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
See also Wikipedia:Village pump (miscellaneous)/Archive 60#Loss of links to Goodreads. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:59, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: Thanks for the VP thread. I'm on a mobile device for the next (and past) 36 hours which makes commenting difficult. So WP must wait b4 I cast my pearls. – S. Rich (talk) 14:52, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: Perhaps now (or soon) is the time to go for a WP:DELREV. Since the closing was WP:NACD, actual deletions were performed here for books and here for authors. Thus we go to the admins, who must consider WP policies and guidelines. The grounds are two-fold: 1. "substantial procedural error" exists because notice of the TfD was short and scant. Jytdog did not notify you and other interested editors until October 31, 5 days into the discussion; there was no notice posted on the template talk pages; and there was no notice posted on interested projects such as WP:WPSPAM, WT:BOOKS, WP:WPT, or WP:WMNWRITE. (Jytdog did give notice to the templates creator, User talk:Phil Boswell.) 2. The NAC closer did not consider the issues of policy that I raised. E.g., I addressed the 4 policy reasons for deletion (none of which apply) and pointed out that hundreds of other "user-friendly" webpages are linked via templates. (In fact, the closing was made just 11 hours after my last comment.) Finally, there was not "overwhelming" support for deletion. 5 !votes and the IP definitely said delete; I and Tgeorgescus said keep; and the rest was "non-commital". Your thoughts are eagerly anticipated. – S. Rich (talk) 02:29, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

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NPR Newsletter No.15 16 November 2018Edit


Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

Hello Srich32977,

Community Wishlist Survey – NPP needs you – Vote NOW
  • Community Wishlist Voting takes place 16 to 30 November for the Page Curation and New Pages Feed improvements, and other software requests. The NPP community is hoping for a good turnout in support of the requests to Santa for the tools we need. This is very important as we have been asking the Foundation for these upgrades for 4 years.
If this proposal does not make it into the top ten, it is likely that the tools will be given no support at all for the foreseeable future. So please put in a vote today.
We are counting on significant support not only from our own ranks, but from everyone who is concerned with maintaining a Wikipedia that is free of vandalism, promotion, flagrant financial exploitation and other pollution.
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Cemeteries El Alamein all nationsEdit

  • S. Rich, now I found on german Wikivoyage the description of the war graves of all nations in El Alamein
[Alamein on german wikivoyage] Thanks for your interest--Roland.h.bueb (talk) 17:20, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  • S. Rich, parts for a seperate article also exist in Wikimedia. Category:Cemeteries in El Alamein. --Roland.h.bueb (talk) 17:36, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

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