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Project for RfA nominators

As one of the supporters of the proposal in the 2013 RfC on RfA reform, you are invited to join the new WikiProject for RfA nominators. Please come and help shape this initiative. Regards, Espresso Addict (talk) 18:44, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Arlen Specter GAN

What's the status on this? I would like WikiCup points for this one, but the deadline is in a week and I still don't have a review...any chance you could finish soon? Thanks. Go Phightins! 19:39, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Yes. It's a definite pass, and I can finish the review tonight. In all likelihood, I will not be editing for a week or two after this, but can finish the remaining reviews soon. —Theodore! (talk) (contribs) 00:16, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Go Phightins! 01:20, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Nagore Dargah

Hi, there was a second opinion and quite some changes have been incorporated. Please have a look at your convenience.Ssriram mt (talk) 00:42, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you

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Hi, Thanks a lot for taking up and completing the comprehensive review of Nagore Dargah with such precision. The comments were very constructive and i am taking this as an input for other articles i am editing. Once again, thanks a lot. Ssriram mt (talk) 04:03, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

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WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre

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Hello! Now, some of you might be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:
  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with, the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
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  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

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WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre

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Hello! Now, some of you might have already received a similar message a little while ago regarding the Recruitment Centre, so if you have, there is no need to read the rest of this. This message is directed to users who have reviewed over 15 Good article nominations and are not part of WikiProject Good articles (the first message I sent out went to only WikiProject members).

So for those who haven't heard about the Recruitment Centre yet, you may be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around it (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:

  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with (at the time this message was sent out, 2 recruiters have volunteered), the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

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I have unreviewed a page you curated

Hi, I'm Fylbecatulous. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Bull swamp creek, and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you. Fylbecatulous talk 16:18, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Gaddafi

Hey Theodore! Chances are, my internet is going to be down this coming week, so I probably won't get the chance to make any alterations to the Gaddafi page. Nevertheless, feel free to finish your GA review whenever convenient and I shall respond to your comments when I can. Best, Midnightblueowl (talk) 10:39, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Hey there Theodore; just a note to say that I am available again to respond to any comments on the Gaddafi GA review. Best, Midnightblueowl (talk) 14:05, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Just checking that you haven't forgotten the GA review... Midnightblueowl (talk) 14:03, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, there's no real rush on the Gaddafi page; I just wanted to check that you hadn't disappeared off Wikipedia forever! Midnightblueowl (talk) 10:24, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
Hey Theodore! I've responded to BoogaLouie's comment, which I take great issue with. My opinion is that they wish to accuse the article of NPOV in order to push it into a very western-centric, explicitly anti-Gaddafi POV direction. I don't think they are consciously doing this, and accept their good faith on the issue, but it concerns me deeply. But nevertheless; you are the GA reviewer in this situation, so I shall allow you to make your decision based on all the information. Best, Midnightblueowl (talk) 13:43, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
No worries! I was not criticising your comment on my talk page, more BoogaLouie's assertions over at the GAR page. I have had arguments with them over the trajectory of this page before (they have been very critical of much of my work there), and I felt – rightly or wrongly – that they were launching personal attacks against myself during that time, namely in implying that I was a Gaddafist apologist. So that might explain why I've been a little over-defensive on the issue. Best, Midnightblueowl (talk) 18:41, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

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This week's articles for improvement - 22 July 2013 to 28 July 2013

This week's article for improvement is:

Exploration

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Kazimierz Nowak on exploration through the Rwenzori Mountains in Africa


Please be bold and help to improve this article!

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Nomination of 2012 Azana Spa shootings for deletion

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DYK RfC

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GOCE July 2013 copy edit drive wrap-up

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Talkback

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Ænigma Mystica

Thansk you for reviewing my page. Yes, I'm not finished with this yet. I still have the sources, the album cover and complementary data on the album (producers, sound engineer, etc...) zubrowka74 20:42, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Review

HI, thanks for taking the time to review me, I'll check some of those links out you gave. Original Authority (talk) 10:37, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Some baklava for you!

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Teahouse talkback: you've got messages!

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I have unreviewed a page you curated

Hi, I'm Northamerica1000. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Le Corse-class frigate, and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you. Northamerica1000(talk) 02:12, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

Please read WP:BEFORE

I should point out that List of Christian synonyms is my 680th wikipedia article. I do know what I'm doing. You could have at least let me finish, rather than nominating it four minutes after creation. Badly done, I'm afraid. StAnselm (talk) 04:13, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

I did not realize how recently it was created, and my apologies for the haste. At the same time, many of these kinds of articles are not updated, and a recently created article with the initial content did not meet GNG. It obviously does, and I will withdraw the nom ASAP. —Theodore! (talk) (contribs) 04:22, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. I will be working on it for the next couple of hours. StAnselm (talk) 04:26, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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For your new page patrol via Special:NewPagesFeed: keep it up! Ironholds (talk) 04:24, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks...although I should probably be a bit more cautious (see the above error!) —Theodore! (talk) (contribs) 04:26, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

DRN

Thank you for volunteering to help resolve disputes at the Dispute Resolution Noticeboard. We're always in need of experienced editors. Just a couple of suggestions: First, please be sure that a dispute has been extensively discussed on article (or user) talk pages before opening it for discussion. If we do not insist on that (as all content dispute resolution requires), it contradicts Wikipedia's presumption that editors will work things out through collaboration and discussion by allowing editors to not even really try to do so. Second, be sure to add yourself to the volunteer list so that our status bot will recognize your edits as those by a volunteer, not one of the disputants. Both of those are just technicalities that we all have to learn, so no big deal, and I look forward to seeing you around DRN. Thanks again! Best regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 22:03, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

Begich and Landrieu

Hi, Theodore! Just wanted to let you know that I responded on my talk page. As I said there, I think your analysis is spot on, but I think that the user in question needs to address his "disputes" on the article talk pages. The "cases" imply his issue is with me and me alone, and while I was the user who undid his (very problematic) edits, I don't intend to engage further aside from ensuring wp:npov and wp:blp aren't trampled in his attempts to get his partisan viewpoints into those articles. I hope this (and the slightly greater explanation in response to you on my talk page) help clarify. Really admire your good faith and willingness to try to help others resolve issues, though. Please hang on to that!  :) user:j (talk) 05:10, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

You have a reply at User talk:GabrielD2

Thanks for your comments and concerns. I have a full reply on my talk page. I think this experience is an opportunity to help make some simple, yet seriously overdue changes that, I think, will go a long way to improving the attitudes I spoke of.

GabrielD2 (talk) 11:11, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Muammar Gaddafi

Made some replies to your replies on Talk:Muammar_Gaddafi/GA1--BoogaLouie (talk) 21:58, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

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Interview request: Your interactions with new editors in Wikipedia

Hi Theodore! I'm running a study with TheOriginalSoni exploring newcomer mentorship activities in Wikipedia. I'd like to ask you a few questions about your interactions with newcomers and to explore how a tool like WP:Snuggle might be able to make your work easier. The interview and demo session will take 30 minutes to an hour depending on how much time we spend discussing things. If you're interested, let me know. If not, disregard this message and I won't bother you again.

Thanks for your consideration, --EpochFail (talkcontribs) 20:01, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

GOCE Blitz wrap-up and September 2013 drive invitation

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Muammar Gaddafi GAR

Hello there Theodore! Just here to stay that I think that I have undertaken all of the necessary revisions and what not over at Muammar Gaddafi. If there is anything else regarding the page that you would like me to work harder on, or would like to discuss further, please do not hesitate to let me know. All the best, Midnightblueowl (talk) 10:21, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Hey Theodore; just wanted to say another massive thank you for reviewing the Gaddafi page for GAR! I hope that you gained something from it! Kind regards, Midnightblueowl (talk) 16:17, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election

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Your involvement with DRN

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Talk:Bradley Manning/October 2013 move request

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Request for help in dispute resolution.

Hello. I found your name in a list of volunteers to help in a dispute resolution. I picked you as you are interested in history, and this topic has some relevance to this. I recently opened this dispute to prevent the escalation of an edit war with a "few" users who keep reverting back to their erroneous edit. The case in regard is with reference to the pages "Pashtun People" and "Pashtun diaspora" .

Please see Wikipedia dispute resolution notice board for details. In a nutshell, the users are trying to increase the number of Pashtuns in India from 11,000 to 11 million. The users cannot justify this increase. This has been going on for the last couple of months.

Please help if you can, else can you please point me in the right direction?

Thanks. Observerpashtun (talk) 04:56, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Dispute_resolution_noticeboard#Pashtun_People Observerpashtun (talk) 04:57, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Keep Visual History but change the name: History of Visual Culture

I do agree with argemedia: "I am really sorry to say that to delete or to redirect Visual History would be a historical mistake for our common Encyclopedia. Visual History is a new science. Of course, it deals with Visual Culture, but it is a History of this Visual Culture, as you have a general History, a History of Art or Arts, a History of Medias, a History of Images. This History of Visual Culture is a global history of all visual matters : images, objects, arts, architectures, landscapes... It has been founded with the World Dictionnary of Images (in fact, not only images, but all aspects of visual culture from Prehistory) written by 475 authors from all over the World (publisher : Nouveau Monde). Nevertheless there is a problem with the name in English, because Visual History could mean also a way to show History through various images. So, my suggestion is to keep it but to change the name in order to make it more clear for everybody in English: History of Visual Culture. I may do this if everybody agree. argemedia" malexartMalexart (talk) 07:29, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

GOCE Blitz wrap-up; join us for the November drive

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DR/N

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Thanks! —Theodore! (talk) (contribs) 01:24, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

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Export hell seidel steiner.png Thank you for your excellent and ongoing work at DRN. I'm the DRN coordinator this month and am trying to make sure all parties are notified that their/your case may be closing soon due to lack of participation. If I'm crowding you in any way please let me know. It's my intention to be helpful, rather than getting in the way of competent and experienced editors like yourself. I look forward to working together. Cheers! KeithbobTalk 01:53, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the update, and for taking on the work of coordinating the noticeboard. Don't worry, you're not getting in the way! —Theodore! (talk) (contribs) 01:56, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks my friend! -- KeithbobTalk 21:57, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Shouldn't current "Nightclub" entry be re-titled "Dance Club"?

Please see the Wikipedia "Nightclub" entry.

The term "nightclub" was well-established (long before the advent of discotheques) as a term primarily referencing what's also known as a "cabaret."

In the US at least, the term "nightclub" continues to refer to a range of establishments open predominantly at night (potentially offering food or alcohol) that exist primarily to offer various forms of entertainment. Dance clubs are a form of nightclub, but so, too (unquestionably), are jazz clubs, comedy clubs, and many other forms of nighttime entertainment venues. The Wikipedia entry titled "nightclub," which discusses only dance clubs, is therefore grossly misleading.

The "nightclub" entry should be retitled "dance club," and an entirely new entry for "nightclub" should be created, surveying the range of venues -- or at the very least, recast as a "disambiguation" entry linking to entries for the various types of venues that the term "nightclub" subsumes.

I've entered the above as topic on the entry's "talk" page. It appears that this matter has been discussed under some of the other talk topics, but it hasn't been resolved.

To some extent, the problem may be a divergence in terminology between the US and the UK (where "nightclub" is apparently taken for granted as referring to dance clubs); the divergence may also be generational (derivative of youth-culture colloquialisms like "clubbing" or "club kids," generally associated with dance clubs). Ironically, I stumbled on this situation as a 64-year-old gay man from New York, now living in California, when I was seeking material on the 1970s disco scene, and the entry for "Discotheque" redirected me to "Nightclub" -- as if the two terms had an identical meaning.

Given that my father was a jazz afficionado who hung out at the 52nd Street jazz clubs in 1940s-50s NYC (my longtime sense of what constitutes a "nightclub"), I was utterly shocked!

What do you think of my retitling/disambiguation idea?

How can I most productively proceed in trying to resolve this without gargantuan effort? I'm not able to monitor the "talk" page constantly, and (as a Wikipedia non-member) I'm not sure whether the proper metaphor for what I fear I'm confronting is "major surgery" or "quicksand," but I'd be happy to receive and respond to email: mitchell@mitchellhalberstadt.net 173.241.20.165 (talk) 13:48, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

  • You make many valid points, but I would wait until you receive more feedback on the article talk page. It looks like someone else has already agreed with you there. Good luck with your efforts! —Theodore! (talk) (contribs) 22:55, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

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Hi Theodore, If you have any time and/or inclination, there are two cases that are ready to go but are in need of a volunteer to open the discussion. Tin Box Macedonians. Thanks! -- KeithbobTalk 21:48, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

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RfCs re "assault weapon" and "high-capacity magazine"

Since no-one else is involved at this point, a couple more questions re your advice.[1]

The disputed terms have been disputed on multiple articles related to firearms, laws, and politics. I would like to place the RfCs someplace other than a gun, gun-law, or gun-politics article - and publicize it to a wide array of editors, not just gun, gun-law, and gun-politics editors. Any suggestions? Thanks. Lightbreather (talk) 20:40, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

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April blitz wrap-up and May copyediting drive invitation

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