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Invitation to join WikiProject United StatesEdit

Hello, Daniel Simanek! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 21:11, 4 January 2011 (UTC)


  The Original Barnstar
For your superlative work on keeping the 2010-11 WCHA women's standings up to date, I would like to say thank you. Maple Leaf (talk) 18:01, 9 March 2011 (UTC)


You said in the discussion at Talk:Big_Ten_Conference#Which_new_logo_version.3F that the black-blue "B 10" version is the version the Big Ten "says" it is using. Where does the Big Ten "say" this? Yes, the other versions are no loner viewable at here -- but clearly, the initial press release, which links to the new logos page, states that "multiple versions" will be used. Are we also supposed to disregard the special which aired on the Big Ten Network? Levdr1 (talk) 10:47, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

On Wikipedia, we have to go with what the sources say. When it comes to that logo, you have to rely on what the Big Ten says their logo is. It doesn't matter that they included the two line logo at one time, we have to go with what the source says now. Once we start speculating on what source meant to say, used to say, or didn't say, Wikipedia is no longer an encyclopedia — it's a rumor mill. In any case, the best place for this discussion is on the Big Ten article's talk page, so let's redirect all of our discussions there in the future. Daniel J Simanek (talk) 19:20, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
First, thank you for your input, both here and on the article's discussion page. Second, I am well aware that Wikipedia content requires reliable sources, but thank you for reminding me anyway. As for "what the Big Ten says," bear in mind that its website still refers to "multiple versions" of the new logo at Consider, too, that the new logo link itself ( is titled "New Big Ten Conference Logos" where only one is listed (this, of course, is coupled with the fact that link still gives a December 13 date despite the fact it has clearly changed since -- where else could the two-line version I uploaded have come from?). Having said all that, its clear the black-blue "B 10" version is preferred among editors, so I'm done pursuing the matter for now. Levdr1 (talk) 23:54, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia in Higher EducationEdit

Would you be interested in becoming a Wikipedia campus ambassador to Madison, WI? If so, please get back with me. Thanks! Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 00:19, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

I am not sure I would have the time to fulfill all of those roles, but if I can sort of pick and choose, and do what I can, yeah I would be interested. It is just that I am still a student, so my first commitments would still be to my schoolwork. I also work for the campus help desk, so I would likely have to clear doing this with my group's communications staff. But let me know, because I would be interested in helping out in whatever capacity. Daniel J Simanek (talk) 17:19, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
I'll you'll shoot an email to me Special:EmailUser/Bob the Wikipedian, I'll send you the application, and we can take it from there. Thanks! Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 01:18, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Wait? What exactly did you want me to do? Daniel J Simanek (talk) 02:01, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
My apologies! A campus ambassador is responsible for being available to help guide students in a course which has a Wikipedia assignment integrated into it. You would work alongside the professor (ideally along with a second ambassador as well) to make sure the project runs smoothly. You would be responsible for introducing the students to Wikipedia and guiding them through their first 100 edits to prepare them for the project, and you'd serve as the students' first go-to person if they had troubles using Wikipedia (though they will have a set of 2-3 online ambassadors that can work with them outside of any hours you're available). The estimated time commitment is approximately 4-5 hours per week, varying throughout the semester according to your own case.
If you know anyone in Madison who might be interested in this role, please have them contact me. Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 02:30, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Let me talk with my work's communications department. If I get their backing, I'll give it a try. Daniel J Simanek (talk) 05:39, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Great! You can download a copy of the application (save it to your desktop). Fill it out and submit a copy of that and an updated copy of your resume to the three following addresses:
  • bobthewikipedian [at] gmail [dot] com (me, your regional ambassador)
  • alin [at] wikimedia [dot] org (Annie, my manager)
  • ambassadors-en [at] wikimedia [dot] org (the database where we keep it on file)
I look forward to reviewing you and your friend's applications and resumes! Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 03:46, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Daniel, I never received your application, and we're still looking in Madison. Did you submit one? Thanks! Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 21:41, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
Sorry about that. I have been really busy at work. I will get that in to you tomorrow. Daniel J Simanek (talk) 23:01, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
Alright, thanks! Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 00:02, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Mascot of William Horlick High.jpgEdit


Thanks for uploading File:Mascot of William Horlick High.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Daniel J Simanek (talk) 15:20, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

GA review for FlocabularyEdit

Hey there, I just wanted to thank you for your review of Flocabulary. You definitely caught the kinds of things that I wanted to improve on the article, and it's evident that you took the time for a thorough reading while responding in a timely manner. Once again, thanks! --Brandt Luke Zorn (talk) 18:06, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Photos and licensingEdit

Reverted See here and here. Care to PD them...? —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 23:31, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

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  Thank you for improving the article on Kepler-16b! Hekerui (talk) 19:12, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

No problem! I figured it was a good way to give the DYK process a try. I hadn't been involved in that before last night. Daniel Simanek (talk • contribs) 19:30, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Kepler-16bEdit

Materialscientist (talk) 08:04, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Lol, indeed! And not to spoil the excitement, but I'll have you know I didn't write much of Laccognathus embryi-- I was working in parallel on the other Laccognathus grossi articles while ObsidianSoul worked on L. embryi and we were copyediting each other's work. Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 02:17, 22 September 2011 (UTC) Corrected by Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 02:15, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Checking in on youEdit

Hi -- this is erik checking in on you Erikolinwright (talk) 00:00, 22 September 2011 (UTC)


Just wanted to say thank you for all your work on the 2011-12 Wiscosin Badgers women's ice hockey season page. Great work! Maple Leaf (talk) 18:36, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

One questionEdit

Hi! You were provided as the source for File:Great Lakes 2011 Training.jpg, uploaded by User:Bob the Wikipedian. What I want to know is if you agreed to license the image as specified. If so, please leave a note on the file page. Thanks:Jay8g Hi!- I am... -What I do... WASH- BRIDGE- WPWA - MFIC- WPIM 03:52, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

It was me, yes. I believe I was the one that actually added the license (you'd have to check the history). Anyway, you meant the file talk page, right? Daniel Simanek (talk • contribs) 06:13, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Yes:Jay8g Hi!- I am... -What I do... WASH- BRIDGE- WPWA - MFIC- WPIM 14:01, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

You've got mail!Edit

Hello, Daniel Simanek. Please check your email; you've got mail! The subject is Campus Ambassador/Instructor Right Request.
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Hi, Daniel! I recently sent you a message requesting instructor rights, as I am currently looking to become a campus ambassador and assist my professor in the creation of content for her courses. I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions for you throughout the process, and I look forward to hearing from you and working with you! Jackson Peebles (talk) 08:23, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

'Did You Know' feedEdit

Hello Dan,

My name is Brena Roberts, I am from Schreiner University's, New Media Technology and Communication class. Just wanted you to look at my stub Children's culture to see if I could make it onto the Did You Know feed. Do I need to do anything? This is fun, I really want to add more already! If I need to add a bit more to qualify I can and will. :) BMRoberts (talk) 02:26, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Brena, I don't think you'll have a problem with length ;) One thing to keep in mind, however: you'll only have 5 days after making your additions to get nominated. It looks like your made your additions on the 22nd, so you'll still have three more days to get things going. I would also be very careful to review WP:WIADYK, and be very sure to take note of everything after and including step 3. If you want to get a DYK, it's important you meet those criteria. I think you'll well on your way to getting there, and it's pretty cool to get on the main page, so I would say go for it. Once you think it's ready, head over to T:TDYK to post your nomination. Don't let the rules scare you, and if you have any questions along the way, just shoot me another message! Daniel Simanek (talk • contribs) 04:35, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Help with your discussion for Campus Ambassador application: AashaaEdit

Recently I apply for Campus Ambassador Program. Please suggest and discuss here on my proposal. For being support and promote wikipedia and wiki culture at my country and my university, you're comments will be helpful.
Thank You--Aashaa (talk) 04:07, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon in MadisonEdit

I saw that you live in Madison (based on your userpage), so if you're interested, I wanted to invite you to a humanities edit-a-thon in the Madison Public Library on Friday, April 25th (1:30–3:30). It'll be on the shorter side and is aimed at new editors, but I hope to see you there. More information is available on the 2014 UW Conference on the Public Humanities website. Let me know if you have any questions czar  03:39, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of The Great Rivalry (Park vs Horlick) for deletionEdit


A discussion is taking place as to whether the article The Great Rivalry (Park vs Horlick) 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/The Great Rivalry (Park vs Horlick) (2nd nomination) until a consensus is reached, and anyone 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. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 02:27, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

use of san antonio imageEdit

We would like to use this image in an article in our magazine. How can we credit if you approve use? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:29, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

It's licensed under WP:CC-BY-SA, so you are free to use it for whatever. The license just says you have to attribute me as the author: "Daniel J Simanek via the Wikipedia Commons" is perfectly adequate, with the text Wikipedia Commons linking back to the pictures description page [1]. Daniel Simanek (talk • contribs) 07:57, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon in MadisonEdit

Daniel Simanek, I'd like to invite you to an upcoming edit-a-thon:


RSVP on the event page if you plan to attend or have any suggestions. czar 00:53, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 ChallengeEdit

  You are invited to participate in the 50,000 Challenge, aiming for 50,000 article improvements and creations for articles relating to the United States. This effort began on November 1, 2016 and to reach our goal, we will need editors like you to participate, expand, and create. See more here!

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Uma medalha para você!Edit

  A Medalha da Vida Real
Hello. You definitely won't remember this, but ten years ago you lead a Wikipedia training at a seminar led by Erik Olin Wright at the UW-Madison Sociology Department. Thanks a lot for your help; in the context of this training, I did my first edits and kept doing them, especially in Portuguese. I hope you are doing fine! Joalpe (talk) 00:37, 17 June 2021 (UTC)