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Special Hillsides Preservation speedy deletionEdit

I contested the speedy deletion as the info is from governmental sources, so it should not be considered as copyright infringement — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mmaselli (talkcontribs)

@Mmaselli: you must clearly state that it has been copied. I don't know the full details of how to do this, but I expect Wikipedia:File copyright tags/Public domain has something to do with it. Willbb234Talk (please {{ping}} me in replies) 20:57, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

A or AnEdit


The "rule" I follow is if the word starts with a consonant sound, "dare" for example I'd use an "a" and write "a dare". If it starts with a vowel sound, ODI in this case, it sounds like "OH DI" so use "an". Because One Day International sounds like "Won Day..." you should use an "a" before it. So it's how a word (or acronym in the case of ODI) sounds that determines the use of "a" or "an". It is not always "an" because the word begins with a vowel. Hope that helps. Twofingered Typist (talk) 12:11, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

@Twofingered Typist: thanks for the answer. I'm not sure what you concluded: would you write "a ODI" or "an ODI"? Sorry for the confusion, Willbb234Talk (please {{ping}} me in replies) 16:51, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
@Willbb234: Sorry for the confusion. Because ODI begins with an "OH" (vowel) sound - use an in front of it. If it begins with letters that don't form a vowel sound like "won" use a. Twofingered Typist (talk) 18:57, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

New Page Review newsletter November 2019Edit

Hello Willbb234,

This newsletter comes a little earlier than usual because the backlog is rising again and the holidays are coming very soon.

Getting the queue to 0

There are now 727 holders of the New Page Reviewer flag! Most of you requested the user right to be able to do something about the huge backlog but it's still roughly less than 10% doing 90% of the work. Now it's time for action.
Exactly one year ago there were 'only' 3,650 unreviewed articles, now we will soon be approaching 7,000 despite the growing number of requests for the NPR user right. If each reviewer soon does only 2 reviews a day over five days, the backlog will be down to zero and the daily input can then be processed by every reviewer doing only 1 review every 2 days - that's only a few minutes work on the bus on the way to the office or to class! Let's get this over and done with in time to relax for the holidays.
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Paid editing is still causing headaches for even our most experienced reviewers: This official Wikipedia article will be an eye-opener to anyone who joined Wikipedia or obtained the NPR right since 2015. See The Hallmarks to know exactly what to look for and take time to examine all the sources.

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The Bugle: Issue CLXIII, November 2019Edit

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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) 21:44, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Richard Freeman (physician)Edit

Hello, Willbb234

Welcome to Wikipedia! I edit here too, under the username Onel5969 and it's nice to meet you :-)

I wanted to let you know that I’ve proposed an article that you started, Richard Freeman (physician), for deletion because it meets one of the relevant criterion. The particular issue can be located in the notice, that is now visible at the top of the article.

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Onel5969 TT me 01:32, 15 November 2019 (UTC)


In answer to your question at User talk:Frank marine#ANI, you could file at WP:SPI if you want. Personally I wouldn't go ahead unless the new account got into at least two of the same problems as the old. For example, copyright violations, unlicensed uploads or edit warring. If it *is* the same person, at least they stopped marking their edits as 'minor'. Both the new and the old accounts completely fail to communicate. If the issue *does* go to SPI, you might be challenged to come up with some diffs of Oppufc making the same changes as Frank marine. EdJohnston (talk) 15:17, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

@EdJohnston: thanks a lot for the answer! If you don't mind, please could you give your opinion on the matter as to whether it is a sockpuppet? Thanks, Willbb234Talk (please {{ping}} me in replies) 17:25, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
Too soon to tell. If nothing they do is bad, then the question becomes less important. In general our articles on the Thai military seem to be improving, or at least, are getting more detailed. EdJohnston (talk) 17:29, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
Time to remove your banner (at top of page) about the self-requested block! EdJohnston (talk) 17:30, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

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