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Editor of the WeekEdit

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Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week in recognition of your dedication. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

Outstanding American by ChoiceEdit

User:Gerda Arendt, User:Yoninah, User:Cwmhiraeth: I don't want to be accused of spreading American propaganda on our international website, but I created Outstanding American by Choice a while back and I think it could be interesting to a "wide audience." I was wondering what it would take to turn it into a successful DYK. Would I need to add more referenced content to the paragraph at the top? Or flesh out the bios of each recipient?Zigzig20s (talk) 14:44, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

As you know, you will need about twice as much prose as you currently have (lists don't count), and every item sourced. Shouldn't be too hard, expanding example bios in the lead. Women Disobey ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:51, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
As far as I can see, it was created on June 21st so would not qualify under the newness rule. It is currently 753 B in length, and that would have to be expanded fivefold for it to qualify under the expansion rule. Only the current lead paragraph is counted for this purpose as bullet points don't count. It's up to you whether you think this achievable. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:42, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
Re "interesting to a broad audience"—this is referring to the hook, not the article. Catchy hooks are what you're aiming for. Yoninah (talk) 18:43, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
User:Yoninah: Good point. I think I would highlight their diversity of origin and occupation in the hook, and the fact that for some reason, they were able to get visas/green cards, remain in the US and become citizens before they had a chance to be 'outstanding.' None of them were/are gay though. Zigzig20s (talk) 14:54, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Workplace bullying in academiaEdit

I would like to expand Workplace bullying in academia, ideally with more content from Wikipedia talk:WikiProject LGBT studies#Workplace bullying in academia.Zigzig20s (talk) 02:10, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

We could add a subsection about homophobic/lesbophobic/biphobic/transphobic workplace bullying in academia. For example, if homophobic professors harass/bully another professor because they are LGBTQ. I have only found these RS so far:
  • McNaron, Toni (1997). Poisoned Ivy: Lesbian and Gay Academics Confronting Homophobia. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. ISBN 9781566394888. OCLC 1020196424.
  • Misawa, Mitsunori (Winter 2010). "Racist and Homophobic Bullying in Adulthood: Narratives from Gay Men of Color in Higher Education" (PDF). New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development. 24 (1).
This is related to the It Gets Better Project but somewhat different. The It Gets Better project focuses on students, not professors. The lines may be blurred in the case of graduate student instructors, e.g. if homophobic professors harass and terrorize an LGBTQ GSI.Zigzig20s (talk) 19:25, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
Ugh.Zigzig20s (talk) 13:02, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Peace Dove ChristmasEdit

Peace is a state of balance and understanding in yourself and between others, where respect is gained by the acceptance of differences, tolerance persists, conflicts are resolved through dialog, peoples rights are respected and their voices are heard, and everyone is at their highest point of serenity without social tension.
Happy Holidays. ―Buster7  23:12, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

Best wishes for a happy 2019Edit

 
The Hill Country (c.1913) by Walter Elmer Schofield, Woodmere Art Museum.
Thank you for your contributions toward making Wikipedia a better and more accurate place.
BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 15:52, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Wilmer Clemont FieldsEdit

 On 1 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wilmer Clemont Fields, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Wilmer Clemont Fields of the Southern Baptist Convention was a defender of freedom of the press? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wilmer Clemont Fields. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Wilmer Clemont Fields), 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) 00:01, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

2019Edit

 


Time, which day and year doth make

Happy 2019 -

begin it with music and memories

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:57, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Earl HeikkaEdit

 On 15 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Earl Heikka, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Old West figurine sculptor Earl Heikka's first studio was on Gary Cooper's ranch? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Earl Heikka. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Earl Heikka), 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.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Thank you for creating much needed surname indices. It's putting me to work to keep some of them above the 200 byte limit as now required by Template:Long comment. Jalen D. Folf (talk) 22:47, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
User:JalenFolf: Thank you. I hope we can add their origins and meanings with good RS.Zigzig20s (talk) 22:55, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Four years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:18, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Writer's Barnstar
For many surnames. Robert McClenon (talk) 09:18, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Category:Former slavesEdit

Hey Zigzig, I'm sure some will call me out for PC gone off the rails, but I don't really like that term, "slave". "Enslaved people" seems like a more justifiable term. I wonder if you have any thoughts. Drmies (talk) 14:40, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

User:Drmies: Is this a new trend in the literature, or are you single-handedly trying to change the world discursively?Zigzig20s (talk) 20:36, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
Yes ma'am. I'm trying. Did you see that meme, along the lines of "they didn't catch slaves in Africa, they caught philosophers and engineers and carpenters and poets"? Drmies (talk) 20:56, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
User:Drmies: Honestly, we don't know. There has been too much censorship of local history on both sides of the Atlantic. For example, we don't know if Sampson W. Keeble was owned by John Bell Keeble's relatives... A few months ago I even found out the ancestors of a modern-day billionaire dynasty owned slaves, but I am not sure we can add it on Wikipedia--I don't want to get framed for doing historical research!Zigzig20s (talk) 21:55, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Barr TerraceEdit

 On 23 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Barr Terrace, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that both Mueller and Barr can be found in Lincoln, Nebraska? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Barr Terrace), 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) 00:01, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Mueller TowerEdit

 On 23 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mueller Tower, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that both Mueller and Barr can be found in Lincoln, Nebraska? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mueller Tower), 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, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

thanks and honestyEdit

Hey, thank you for including me in the Barr and Mueller DYKs. And thanks for noticing numerous articles which I have created, by your "thanks" notices. It is nice to know that someone has read them, and that you appreciate some effort put in by me. Also, whether you intend it or not, it does tend to make me self-conscious in a good way, about whether the work I've done is satisfactory or not. Sometimes/often I am trying to get out articles to bring a county's NRHP overall coverage up, and honestly sometimes I can skimp a bit, and your noticing my article creation sometimes causes me to go back and look, and I end up developing a bit more. Other times I develop more upfront, and it is still nice to see that you noticed. :) By the way, I do also notice many of your new articles because they link to some NRHP template or whatever that I created long ago, but it is catch and miss in my watchlist so I don't see all that you do. I do hope you don't mind my suggestions sometimes; I am (and should have to be) open to suggestions you might ever make about articles that i have created. By the way I do also notice new articles created by scattered other new NRHP editors and I do try to sometimes thank them and/or give some tips or feedback. I think, being humans, we all like a little bit of being noticed! Thank you for what you do. cheers, --Doncram (talk) 00:13, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

It is part of the Kindness Campaign.Zigzig20s (talk) 12:49, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Gustave A. MuellerEdit

 On 11 July 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Gustave A. Mueller, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Gustave A. Mueller of the Homeopathic Hospital of Pittsburgh was described in his 1912 obituary as a leading specialist in the treatment of the eye, ear, nose, and throat? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Gustave A. Mueller. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Gustave A. Mueller), 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.

valereee (talk) 00:02, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Maria Howard WeedenEdit

 On 12 July 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Maria Howard Weeden, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Maria Howard Weeden painted many portraits of African-American freedmen and freedwomen? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Maria Howard Weeden. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Maria Howard Weeden), 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.

valereee (talk) 00:03, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

DYK for J. Schmuck BlockEdit

 On 15 July 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article J. Schmuck Block, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a three-story structure in Beatrice, Nebraska, was built for a Schmuck? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/J. Schmuck Block. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, J. Schmuck Block), 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, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Hey, nice job with that article, and congrats on the DYK. I am particularly interested in its assertion that the building is High Victorian Gothic in style, which was included in your development of the article. I never heard of that, and it seems like a useful term. I encounter vague usage of "Victorian architecture" or "Late Victorian architecture" (which just redirects to Victorian) often, and sometimes i bet this more specific style would sometimes be applicable. I learn something new every few months or so, now. :) Thanks, keep up your good work! cheers, --Doncram (talk) 23:44, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Cozzi porcelainEdit

 On 21 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Cozzi porcelain, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Cozzi porcelain factory of Venice had a stock of 118,000 pieces by 1784, mostly old and out of fashion? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Cozzi porcelain. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Cozzi porcelain), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 21 August 2019 (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 () 16:13, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

User:7&6=thirteen: Thanks. What happens if I die? How will anyone on Wikipedia ever know?Zigzig20s (talk) 00:26, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

I had to pass it onEdit

because I was not prepared to go through life thinking, "What could I have done?" Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 22:11, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

User:Carptrash: Well, it wasn't you who destroyed every single aspect of my life ten years ago. And it wasn't you either who conspired to frame and harass me three years ago. But now I feel I can't have a private conversation with anyone, not even strangers online...Zigzig20s (talk) 22:30, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
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