User talk:OhanaUnited

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The current protection status of Fallujah‎ is leading to it becoming increasingly outdated. Perhaps whatever crisis that occurred in 2010 which led to your auto-confirm indef protect has, by now, passed? -- Kendrick7talk 16:11, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Well, OK, but I'm asking you to reconsider. -- Kendrick7talk 22:48, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Ah, now I see what you are saying. I forgot all about that pending changes "experiment." So the admin who protected it way-way back in 2008 (if I'm now reading the log right) hasn't edited since last April. I guess I'll go annoy the peeps at WP:RFP. -- Kendrick7talk 01:12, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Quantum refereed game

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Quantum refereed game at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Harrias talk 08:10, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Issues still remain despite the article creator's reply. Please stop by the nomination; something needs to be done and soon if this nomination is to succeed. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:34, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
  • I've just noted a final hook sourcing issue that needs to be addressed, and am about to note one or two other places that need inline source citations, after which I think the article can be approved. I've dropped a note on the creator's page, but am leaving it to you to see this through. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:48, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

A Tesla Roadster for you!

Roadster 2.5 windmills trimmed.jpg A Tesla Roadster for you!
Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! Gg53000 (talk) 20:22, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Have an octopus!

Velodona togata.jpg A helping hand (or eight)
For helping me access the sources I needed in order to improve the article Velodona, I award you this Velodona togata. You should probably put it in water or something. Also, no one has any idea what it eats. I'm sure it'll be fine. And hey, at least we know (thanks to you getting me the sources) that it can't ink you... Sven Manguard Wha? 22:34, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

The Final Frontier of Portals

Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Star Trek has been open for over one month, with four (4) Supports and no outstanding objections.

Do you think the discussion could be closed at this point in time?


Cirt (talk) 06:33, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

New features for course pages

Several noticeable improvements to the EducationProgram extension (in addition to some small bug fixes) will go live on or around 2014-01-23:


All participants in a course (students, instructors, volunteers) will receive Notifications whenever their course talk page is edited. Thus, editors can use course talk pages to send messages they want the whole class to be aware of, and the class participants are likely to see them.

Special:Contributions student notice

For users enrolled as students in courses that are active, a notice will appear at the top of Special:Contributions noting which course(s) they are enrolled in. This will make it easy for users who come across the work of student editors to find out that they are part of a course and identify other class participants.

Adding articles

Course instructors and volunteers will be able to assign articles to student editors, instead of all articles needing to be added by the student editors themselves.

Adding students

Instructors and volunteers will be able to add users as students in courses, instead of all student editors needing to enroll for themselves. This makes it easier to maintain complete lists of students, and also makes the extension more suitable for tracking participation in edit-a-thons, workshops and other collaborative projects beyond the Wikipedia Education Program.

If you have feedback about these new features, or other questions or ideas related to course pages, please let me know! --Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 18:14, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Subscribe or unsubscribe from future Wikipedia Education Program technical updates.


Thank you. I'll get the articles ASAP! WhisperToMe (talk) 20:29, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Please join WikiProject Women artists!

Archives of American Art - Georgette Seabrook - 2381 CROPPED.jpg

Hello OhanaUnited! Thank you for your contributions to articles related to Women artists. I'd like to invite you to become a part of WikiProject Women artists, a WikiProject aimed at improving the quality of articles about women artists on Wikipedia.

If you would like to participate, please visit the WikiProject Women artists page for more information. Feel free to sign your name under "Members". I look forward to your involvement!

SarahStierch (talk) 17:00, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Just Checking

I just want to confirm that you got my reply to your email about my email... You got it, right?--Mr Fink (talk) 02:54, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

That's okay, I just wanted to make sure you have my email now.--Mr Fink (talk) 03:57, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you

Library Barnstar.png The Diligent Librarian Barnstar
For exemplary performance at the Resource Exchange, tirelessly delivering the reliable sources on which this encyclopedia depends, please accept this award. :) Shyamal (talk) 15:31, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Education Program technical update, February 2014

We've started working on "editor campaigns", a system that we expect will eventually be able to replace our current Education Program extension (and be useful for many other purposes as well). The early work with that project will focus on a system for signup up new editors for editing campaigns (such as courses, but also edit-a-thons, Wiki Loves Monuments, etc.). Because of that, progress will be slow on the current course page system. However, we have several improvements that should be available within the next few weeks.

Anyone can edit the main text of course pages

As part of the effort to make course pages behave more like regular wiki pages, we've enabled editing of course pages by anyone. Users who currently have the right to edit courses will have access to all the fields (so that they can change the start/end dates, and change the enrollment token). Users who currently cannot edit courses will be able to edit only the "page text" portion. This change should take effect on 2014-02-27.

Simplified course editing interface

We've considerably simplified the interface for editing course pages, removing the options to rename courses. Changing the title of a course would also move the course page, creating confusion and leading to a number of bugs. Several other parts of the course editing interface were not very useful, so we've removed them to make it easier on newcomers. This change should take effect on 2014-02-27.

Additional Notifications

Two students participating in the Facebook Open Academy mentorship program are currently working on additional Notifications for course pages. For the first of these, users will be notified whenever someone else adds them to a course.

Once again, if you have feedback about these new features, or other questions or ideas related to course pages, please let me know!--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 17:38, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Subscribe or unsubscribe from future Wikipedia Education Program technical updates.

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)

Source Material


I noticed you were an admin on the resource request board. I was wondering if you had access to the following papers, my university doesn't have a subscription so it would be a big help if your university did:

"A review of applications of tea tree oil in dermatology" Nader Pazyar MD*, Reza Yaghoobi MD, Nooshin Bagherani MD, Afshin Kazerouni MD

"A review of the toxicity of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil"

Thanks alot, I appreciate any help you can give! (forgot to sign, adding that now) Gsonnenf (talk) 09:32, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks alot! I really appreciate it! Gsonnenf (talk) 16:03, 25 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)

Problems with edits?

Hi, a question re Wikipedia:Requests for comment/QuackGuru2: You endorsed jps' outside view, which said, among other things, that Wikipedia "would be better off if the two editors endorsing the RfC were banned from these topics" (said topics, I assume, being the areas where QG's conduct is indicted in the RfC; it's unclear). AFAIK, I've had virtually no interaction with you, but assume you must have reviewed my edits (and block log etc.), and those of Mallexikon (the other RfC endorser), or you wouldn't have endorsed such a strong statement. Apart from whatever objections you have to the RfC itself, can you explain why you believe Mallexikon and myself deserve to be topic-banned, and from which topics particularly? What have we done that's that bad? Maybe you can show me a couple diffs that are representative of whatever ongoing problems there are. I'd appreciate the feedback; I'm pretty sure Mallexikon would too! Thanks. --Middle 8 (leave me alonetalk to meCOI) 09:21, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Orient-Thai Airlines.jpg


Thanks for uploading File:Orient-Thai Airlines.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. Stefan2 (talk) 23:27, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Merchandise Giveaway

Hey OhanaUnited, I just wanted to stop and thank you for voting towards my free Wikipedia shirt! As my mother-in-law in said when she heard the news, "Good! You need new clothes!". This is very true, so thank you! Canadian Paul 20:20, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Repeat access to a resource

Hi OhanaUnited,

Lost my downloads due to some bungled repartitioning to extend my C:. Can you please give me access to the "Tamisiocaris" paper once again please? AshLin (talk) 17:56, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks once again, :) AshLin (talk) 03:49, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

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