User talk:Jclemens

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Welcome, correspondents.
If you're here because I deleted an article you think should be undeleted, please read this first and remember--Most of the time, I didn't write the text that appears in the deletion summary.
N.B. I don't respond well to either fawning or abuse. Talk to me like a peer, assume good faith, and you'll find I reciprocate in my helpfulness.

Functionary Assistance My ability to help as a checkuser or oversighter in individual matters is currently limited by my non-Wikipedia obligations. For non-trivial assistance, especially that which requires extensive consideration of private correspondence, you will likely get a faster response by asking another functionary.

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Administrator Goals Doing my best to improve the tiny little wedge in the top center:

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Important Notice: Your 2013 Arbitration Committee Election vote

Greetings. Because you have already cast a vote for the 2013 Arbitration Committee Elections, I regret to inform you that due to a misconfiguration of the SecurePoll we've been forced to strike all votes and reset voting. This notice is to inform you that you will need to vote again if you want to be counted in the poll. The new poll is located at this link. You do not have to perform any additional actions other than voting again. If you have any questions, please direct them at the election commissioners. --For the Election Commissioners, v/r, TParis

Merry Christmas!

I'm wishing you a Merry Christmas, because that is what I celebrate. If you don't like Christmas or just don't celebrate it in any of its forms, then please accept a generic "Happy Holidays". If you celebrate no holidays at this time of year, then hopefully you will be satisfied with an even more generic "Season's Greetings".  :)

Happy New Year Jclemens!

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Happy New Year!
Hello Jclemens:
Thanks for all of your contributions to improve the encyclopedia for Wikipedia's readers, and have a happy and enjoyable New Year! Cheers, BusterD (talk) 06:34, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

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Ask for copy of deleted article

This article Veterans Today which had a lot of wikilinks from articles was just deleted. Could you drop off a copy of the deleted article someplace where it I could look at it? I could not even find any record of any discussion of deletion. Bachcell (talk) 16:53, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi there! Jclemens is on an extended wikibreak, but I can help you out. It looks like this page was speedily deleted, in which case you won't find a deletion discussion. I will userfy this for you so that you can work on it. BOZ (talk) 13:09, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
I will say that there is a lot of edit history to go through, and there may have been more than one version, so you may want to pull things from various stages of the article. BOZ (talk) 13:10, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
I'd advise caution here, as in the deletion review, the admins specifically declined to restore the article for review as it has contained severe BLP violations since its creation. Tarc (talk) 13:32, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing that out, I was unaware of it. Do you think it would be possible to have an article on this subject without the BLP violations? BOZ (talk) 18:43, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
I haven't looked into the organization in great detail, but it doesn't look promising. If you do a google search on them, it starts to hit onto Facebook, youtube, etc... which is never a good sign for finding significant coverage in reliable sources. Tarc (talk) 20:02, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Bachcell, if you want to work on this article in your userspace, please do so, and focus on rewriting it to make sure that BLP violations are removed. If you are unable to do so, I am going to have to delete this article again. BOZ (talk) 09:11, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, that will be great. It would help if Tarc or somebody else mentions who is the subject of BLP concerns. The latest version will be fine. Bachcell (talk) 02:55, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive

It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:

  • This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
  • Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
  • The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
  • An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.

Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.

I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!


--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:58, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive

The March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on April 1, 2014! Sent by Dom497 on behalf of MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

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