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Ideas for vital articles (10'000)Edit

Hello fellow vital project member, I had many ideas for additions to the vital 10'000 whilst away and busy. But thought I would ask others opinions of the almost 100 articles that came into my mind before flooding the project talk page with them. If you have time let me know which articles you like and which you dislike, I am still looking for removals as well by the way. (I listed my ideas on my own talk page, here). Carlwev (talk) 16:49, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

requesting a favour for article sugaspottEdit

hey how are you i was hoping i could reach out to you about the creating of or restoring the article sugaspott which was deleted some years ago

i intend to work on it and gather a general consensus of approval before publishing it

since the time it was deleted, sources that where not available to show notability have slowly emerged over the internet and i suppose i figured maybe i can request the making of the article which i have already done and now also looking for editors who may feel like they could help. Since the original articles' deletion, i came to terms with the fact that in the greater interests of the bigger picture the right thing was done, i somehow now need help to do the same thing the right way

see i thought there was nothing to lose. I have so far created a request for an article to be made and i was hoping you could assist me in making this article, editing this article, preserving and protecting this article. i appreciate that you may not have the necessary time to execute such a request but i figure it may not take you very long. i cannot make it myself as it is about me and as you will see from the following link i have already tried -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:WhatLinksHere/Sugaspott - and failed. when i failed for the last time prior to now, i decided that it was not necessary and that my time was better off invested in other avenues. and then in the course of time the BBC put this on their website -http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/f7fcc586-7bd3-4872-9927-620da58b6421- after i received some airplay from Tom Robinson. that page stipulates that a biography can only come from Wikipedia. Now i have this monster of bureaucracy to tackle and because they oft end up with heated exchanges and ill mannered thoughts i beg for some resolve and assistance.

I appreciate that i may not be as important as barrack obama but believe me sir i have contributed much less on a par to our society as have the following individuals, for illustration purposes only, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cokni_O%27Dire ,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maskiri, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overlord_X,

thanks

any help would be appreciated and i will be grateful for

Wikispott (talk) 14:21, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

sources i will be using are listed for your convinience

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Pre-1500 Indian rulers on the VA/Expanded listEdit

Hi Gizza! Thank you for your input in WP:VA/E – your thoughtful and eloquent contributions have been much appreciated. I need your help with something. What I'm about to say might not be news to you, but before the 1500s we have just two rulers of India on the list: Chandragupta Maurya and Ashoka. In other words, we have nobody to represent India's political history in the 1700 years following the Ashoka's death in 232 BCE. This seems unacceptable to me, and I'd like to replace some of the less notable Western figures on the list (that's easy, there are many to choose from) with Indian ones. But my knowledge of Indian history remains extremely poor despite my attempts to read up on it.

As a start, I have made a list of eight rulers who I think might be suitable additions, and I wanted to see what you think of them before I put them up for general discussion. I wanted to add figures that were clearly vital, but I also tried to represent a range of geographic regions, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and time periods. That second consideration forced me to leave out some people I otherwise wouldn't want to, but I thought it would be impractical to start with more than eight people since I don't want to overwhelm the forum with these proposals. I'd welcome any feedback you have. I've also invited User:Redtigerxyz to join the conversation – I hope you don't mind. Thanks!

Milinda. More than Amoghavarsha, less than a Harshavardhana. --Redtigerxyz Talk 10:56, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
Mainly important in terms of Buddhism. Definitely notable. --Redtigerxyz Talk 10:56, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes. --Redtigerxyz Talk 10:56, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes. --Redtigerxyz Talk 10:56, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Harsha (590–647, north India)
Harshavardana. Yes definitely. --Redtigerxyz Talk 10:56, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
Not sure.--Redtigerxyz Talk 10:56, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
I will suggest his father Raja Raja Chola I, who is the most famous Chola King, a Tamil hero and the builder of many famous temples, notably Thanjavur. --Redtigerxyz Talk 10:56, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes. Redtigerxyz Talk 10:56, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Cobblet (talk) 08:24, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

I will suggest:

IMO, the kingdoms of

need to be included. --Redtigerxyz Talk 11:23, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

hi dagizzaEdit

Which country u belong to — Preceding unsigned comment added by 42.104.25.25 (talk) 15:56, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

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A brownie for you!Edit

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Hinduism barnstarEdit

Hi Girik,

I saw you created the Hinduism barnstar, but I can't find any more information about it and I'm really curious. Where did the idea for the barnstar come from, and are they widely distributed? (Basically - what makes the cut to earn a Hinduism barnstar?)

Also, are you a 'Wikimedia seward'?

Let me know, thanks!

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Pageview ToolEdit

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PalmyraEdit

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Category:Vietnamese menEdit

Hi. As an admin onwiki at the moment, can you close out this CFD; I have decided to withdraw the nomination after an endless stalemate (see [1]). Thanks, Quis separabit? 03:26, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, so much. Now I can take it off my watchlist. What about the template, though? Quis separabit? 04:37, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for closing; CFD needs help, as a lot of the old regular crew have moved on.
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Bro?Edit

Why? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.170.82.95 (talk) 05:26, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello DaGizza,

You deleted my contribution, i don't understand why? its a very basic information abut a traditional company that build his own chocolate since more that 100 years ago — Preceding unsigned comment added by Peruvian007 (talkcontribs) 21:17, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Moving Burma to Myanmar - new 2015 pollEdit

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About history of IrelandEdit

You closed the proposal to add history of Ireland, however you did it too early since Carlwev supported this proposal not long after you had closed it. Though technically this is not against the rules, you'd better not close it too quickly.--RekishiEJ (talk) 06:22, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Train-the-Trainer 2017: Invitation to participateEdit

Hello DaGizza,
It gives us great pleasure to inform that the Train-the-Trainer (TTT) 2017 programme organised by CIS-A2K is going to be held from 20-22 February 2017.

What is TTT?
Train the Trainer or TTT is a residential training program. The program attempts to groom leadership skills among the Indian Wikimedia community members. Earlier TTT have been conducted in 2013, 2015 and 2016.

Who should join?

  • Any active Wikimedian contributing to any Indic language Wikimedia project is eligible to apply.
  • An editor must have 500+ edits.
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Administrators' newsletter - February 2017Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

  Administrator changes

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  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
  • Following the latest RfC concluding that Pending Changes 2 should not be used on the English Wikipedia, an RfC closed with consensus to remove the options for using it from the page protection interface, a change which has now been made. (T156448)
  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

  Arbitration

  Obituaries

  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

13:38, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

WikiProject Genealogy - newsletter No.1Edit

Newsletter Nr 1 for WikiProject Genealogy (and Wikimedia genealogy project on Meta)
 

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Progress report:

Since the Projects very first edit 9 december 2002 by User:Dan Koehl, which eventually became the WikiProject Genealogy, different templates were developed, and the portal Portal:Genealogy was founded by User:Michael A. White in 2008. Over the years a number of articles has been written, with more or less association to genealogy. And, very exciting, there is a proposal made on Meta by User:Another Believer to found a new Wikimedia Genealogy Project, read more at Meta; Wikimedia genealogy project where you also can support the creation with your vote, in case you havnt done so already.

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In order to improve communication between genealogy interested wikipedians, as well talking in chat mode about the potential new wiki, a new irc channel has been setup, and you are welcome to visit and try it out at: #wikimedia-genealogyconnect

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At m:Talk:Wikimedia_genealogy_project#Wikimedia_user_group is discussed the possibility of creating a genealogy-related Wikimedia user group: please submit comments and suggestions, and whether you would like to be a member in such a group. Prime goal for the group is the creation of a new, free, genealogy wiki, but there is also a discussion weather we should propose a new project or support the adoption of an existing project?

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Genealogy project need your vote for creation of an email listEdit

Newsletter Nr 3 for WikiProject Genealogy (and Wikimedia genealogy project on Meta)
 

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In order to improve communication between genealogy interested wikipedians, as well as taking new, important steps towards a creation of a new project site, we need to make communication between the users easier and more effective.

At Mail list on meta is discussed the possibility of creating a genealogy-related Wikimedia email list. In order to request the creation of such a list, we need your voice and your vote.

In order to create a new list, we need to put a request it in Phabricator, and add a link to reasoning/explanation of purpose, and link to community consensus. Therefore we need your vote for this now, so we can request the creation of the mail list.

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Wiki Loves Indian defence servicesEdit

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Sysop Birthday!Edit

Wishing DaGizza a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! UNSC Luke 1021 (talk) 18:16, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Remove Obama/Bush from top 10k list?Edit

I don't want to unnecessarily open a second hornet's nest; has there been a recent proposal to remove Barack Obama and George W. Bush from the list? As a joint proposal, it should be possible. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Power~enwiki (talkcontribs) 22:25, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Rugby unionEdit

Hello. You're listed as "Cap" number 1 in this WikiProject. It seems that the Project's talk page is sadly neglected these days. I know little about rugby but have seen how important an active WikiProject is to getting quality information on Wikipedia by helping each other. If you don't mind the nudge (and you may be very active, I've not checked) please pop by the WikiProject talk page from time to time to reply to comments - or start your own. Cheers. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 22:31, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Flags in European current templatesEdit

Hello there, I have been asked by another member of WPRL to widen the conversation on "Flags in European current templates", in the hope to gain a wider consensus. I imagine that this message may well never be read, dismissed, see me lose support, potentially gain some or take the discussion forwards. Please do take the time to read the discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Rugby_league#Flags_in_squad_templates if you can, but the crux of my position is that the flags are prevalent elsewhere, are consistent with usage by the MOS, and their implementation for their rugby league national squad/team or representative nationality, is in line with their intended purpose. The crux of the remove side would be an IP editor may interpret a flag as indication of birth, give too much credence to the nation, and the decision was made previously. To remove them from all rugby league templates when there is a limited conversation would seem more than a little unfair I would say, hence the attempt to reach out. I'm quite happy to voted down, but would appreciate a few more voices to the discussion, else it would seem quite wrong to move from the majority into the minority.Fleets (talk) 19:54, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

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WikiProject Wikify: Current Backlog Reduction PlanEdit

Hey, I noticed you marked yourself as a member of WikiProject Wikify and you are currently listed as active. I was wondering if you would be able to assist with our current backlog reduction plan. While traditional drives are more structured month-long sprints by WikiProject Wikify members, there is currently lacking activity within the project and in order to significantly reduce the incredible backlog, members are encouraged to review all articles marked with the Underlinked Template Message - {{underlinked}} - a list of which can be found here - to analyze the worthiness of the template message on the given article. Articles that have nothing to link or are have had wikilinks sufficiently added should have the template removed to clear the backlog and make it easier for editors to find articles in genuine need of wikification. This can be done by any editor; however, all editors should consider joining if they haven't done so already. Thank you!

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12 years of adminship, today.Edit

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Invitation to WikiProject PortalsEdit

WikiProject Portals has been rebooted.

You are invited to rejoin.

You definitely want to see this. Major undertaking underway:

Operation: Upgrade portals

Your input is needed.

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RfAEdit

A friendly note. I think you're missing a couple of words in your support vote.--Bbb23 (talk) 23:13, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

@Bbb23: thanks for letting me know! Gizza (t)(c) 23:29, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
Glad to be of help.--Bbb23 (talk) 23:30, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

New vital articles politicians and leaders spreadsheet is readyEdit

If you e-mail me using the "e-mail this user" function, I'll get you a copy. pbp 01:53, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Articles underrepresented and overrepresended at vital articles (level3, level4 level5)Edit

Hi, I have noticed that some fields at level 3-5 are seriously underrepresended o overrepresented (there is a lot of it... but I will show only the most obvious examples in my)

  1. Currently we have clearly underrepresented fcecbook topics at vital articles pages. Facebook Stories it is article which should be describe in every Wikipedia but it has parent topic at the level 5 (Facebook Messenger), and is omnissed at the level5 (If we have on the level 5 topics such like Snapchat or Britney Spears, facebook stories also is qualifing to include based on consensus here. It is also quite schockingly that Mark Zuckerberg is at the level 5 and Louis Armstrong is at the level 3 (two levels difference?)
  2. Currently we have littly too many compossers at the level 3 and littly to few writers at the level 3. Louis Armstrong do not deverse for better level than Queen band and Igor Stavinsky probably do not deverse for better evel than Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. At this level we also do not have vital writers such like: Victor Hugo, Geoffrey Chaucer, Hans Christian Anderssen
  3. Even if we have a lot of underrepresented topics at VA list, clearly the most underrepresented field at VA is: "philosophy and religion". It is no way that: Saint Nicholas is at the level 5is not at the level 3 but Santa Claus (also popularised by The Coca-Cola Company which is currently at the level 5) is at the level 4. It is no way that: Baba Yaga is at the level 4 but Bogeyman is not listed even at the level 5, it is no way that: Ares (generally every common/average person heard about Ares) currently is winning nomination to removing article from level 4 to the level 5 but Senet (most common people who are not interested in board game really do not know what is senet) is represented over nine mench at the level 4 (it seems to me that Ares is more vital than Senet because of 'notoriety for common people also is reflection of vitality, Cristiano Ronaldo clearly have fewer team achivements than Toni Kroos but Cristiano is more vital just due to notoriety and it is not confusing noterry for vitality). Based on fact that religious figures such like Jesus or Moses are staying at the level 3 it seems to me that too many fewer vital people than Jesus has been mistakly omnissed at the level 3 (maybe users some time age were not couraged to add more religious figures which are not vital like moses and jesus but vital at the level 3). For example Pope John Paul II is one of the most famous not-Italian popes and he is great in Poland (very honestly) at the same level what Nicolaus Copernicus who is at the level 3 (why John Paul can not be at the level 3 if we have two Polish sciencefists?). What do you think about my points? Cheers Dawid2009 (talk) 22:24, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
Honestly I was not only going to share my thoughts about several points but I am also generally going to talk about vital article project. What we could do to this project better work. You belive Zuckerberg can be fewer vital for next 10 years (read Facebook loss his fame) and there are also people in our project who belive that Arnold Schwarzenegeer will be much more vital for next 10 years (read Schwarceenegeer will be icon of fitness culture). I belive that it make no sense when we try declass Zuckerbeg based on such opinions or overrate Schwarzenegger based on such opinions. Our mission regarding the "Vital Articles" project is as quoted "Vital articles are lists of subjects for which Wikipedia should have corresponding high-quality articles. We should try faster correctedd artile about Mark Zuckerberg than he will be fewer vital. Anyway currently fact that more and more people are going from facebook to instagram is irrelevant to evidence that Facebook will be fewer vital because of Instagram clearly is part of facebook (vital and popular just thank to faebook and Mark Zuckerberg) and it only show fact how much vital is Zuckerberg. I also do not see issue to Facebook Messenger be at the level 5 and Facebook stories at the level 5 too for two things: 1. At the level we have articles which are important among various 50 000 articles in enwiki (read facebook stories) articles important amog 20 000 articles in ENwiki (read facebook messenger) 2. We have accepted figures such like Britney Spears who are not important in history yet I would remove some of the directors first. - Generally in my opinion Bill Gates should be at the level 3 such like Henry Ford (although we have some companies too low such like the coca-cola company at the level 5). I agree that we have too many filmmakers but we should moved Auguste and Louis Lumière from level 5 to the level 4 and add them on the same level what some directors from level 3 to level4. Your last point is specific to football - I do not know what you understand in my wording but I did not tell that Kroos is more vital than cristiano. I told why we also could sometimes confused noterity for vitality. For example we unquestionably should not try explain that George Best is not vital at the level 5 because of he played short time in premier league and he never played at world cup but we unquestionably should try explain he is vital thank to popularity his popularity, reputacion despite not great career. Also not "vital" articles which are popular topics (such like Loch Ness Monster or Mehran Karimi Nasseri) and have partent topics at the level 4 could be described at the level 5. Why we can not describe Nasseri if we have Authentication and even Passport at the level 4? Currently he is not listed but on that basics I could suggest that some of tiopics which do not have priorited in academic books could be accepted at vital articles (but not necesarilly all if we will do not have 15 000 people). Dawid2009 (talk) 21:36, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

Thoroughfares at the level 5 ?

When I have been check page at d:Wikidata:Statistics/Wikipedia I have noticed that a lot of Wikipedias has articles about Thoroughfares. If we have a lot of cities at the level 5 (and maybe some sections overrepresented), what do you think about adding throughfares? In online ecyclopedia throughfares are valuable to describe. Currently we have geography underrepresented (for example mountains at physical geography) but I think that maybe it would be possible and reasonable goal? BTW outside philosophy and religion, second field which maybe is underrepresented is: technology. Currently we have hackers at the level 5 although we do not have hacking. Also user Wikid77 suggested here change the limit probably due to this reason. Cheers. Dawid2009 (talk) 21:11, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

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questionEdit

Hi Gizza, I have question to you related with vital article project. Do you can see here and here ? What do you think about listing history of regions and regions in this way:

  • Level 2: South America and North America
  • Level 3: (South America), (North America), History of the Americas (instead listing "History of North America" and "History of South America"), History of the Latin America, *History of the United States, Pre-columbian era
  • Level 4: Latin America, Mesoamerica, Americas
  • Level 5: Western World
  • In my opinion "History the Americas" is better term for historical context than History of South America and History of North America because of "the Americas" often is considered as synonym of "New World" (we list History of the World at the level 1 but World is not listed on any level what is argument why terms such like "World" or "New World" should be considered speciffically with history) and readers more often are going to search term: "History of Americas" instead "History of South America" or "History of North America". Also If we resign from listing "History of North America" we will have more chances to add on level 3: "History of United States" . It makes sense because of history of USA is more popular for our readers than "History of India" (listed at the level 3) + listing this article is good when we have 3 French politicans figures and 3 Russian politican figures but none English-language country get more than 2.
  • Based on fact that Latin/Latin America is more comparable concept t things such like "The West", "New World", "Civilisation" I think that "History of Latin America" is more important than "Latin America" while "Latin America" is quite vague term (Latin America is more popular term than "The West" and less vague than "the weast" but still littly vague). I also consider "History of Latin America" as something more important than "Latin American culture". In my opinion "Latin American culture" is not needed to VA 3 list because of in cultural context we could be foccused on countries from Latin America but not on Latin American culture (Latin America culture has more pageviews but less pagewattchers than History of Latin America).
  • I see History of Latin America as continuation of pre-Columbian era (History of Latin America can describe impact of Latin Culture during and after European Collonisation) and I think that instead listing Latin American culture; History of Latin America would be better choice. Due to fact "Latin America" is littly vague, I think that article about creation of this term would be better. Also fact that Latin music currently exist not only in Latin America but also sometimes as "Popular culture" (+ littly population of Latin-languege people in Europe) maybe could be argument to listing this.
  • If we decide add Pre-Culumbian era we could remove Mesoamerica and put Maya civilisation and Andean civilizations as subsections uder Pre-Columbian era. Maybe instead listing Mesoamerica; Caribbean Sea would be better choice becausse of physical geogrgaphy is littly weak.

What do you think? Dawid2009 (talk) 20:45, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

BTW I have noticed that some time ago nomination to add Morality to the level 3 has been failed due to much overlap with ethics (despite fact ethics was level 2 article at the oment). Could you tell me how works overlap contigent at vital article list? Why it is only considered at the level 2 and 3 (even if we have difference in levels) but not on level 4 (even if we have two at the same level)? Dawid2009 (talk) 13:16, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

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Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:03, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


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I had the weirdest situation recently (last year, probably) when someone accused me of possible bias. The user correctly deduced that "hb" stood for my hometown, but had somehow concluded, based on my discussion on Talk:Janet Nguyen, a line on my userpage about disliking "Lists of Jews" (which was a very old copypasta/meme), and "88" in my username, that I could have bias. I assured the user that "88" was my birth year, and is an extremely old handle that dates back to my first email address. 1988 was also the Year of the Dragon, hence "dragon" in the username. But I had also never even directly edited Janet Nguyen (only on the talk page), and the article was in bad shape in 2008, as a lot of stuff was/is. hbdragon88 (talk) 04:36, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

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