Four awardEdit

  Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Landis's Missouri Battery. Ergo Sum 01:08, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Congratulations from the Military History ProjectEdit

  The Military history A-Class medal
On behalf of the Military History Project, I am proud to present the A-Class medal for 3rd Missouri Infantry Regiment (Confederate), 1st Missouri Field Battery, and 8th Missouri Infantry Regiment (Confederate). Gog the Mild (talk) via MilHistBot (talk) 00:30, 6 November 2020 (UTC)

It was only ten weeks ago that you got your last one of these! Slow down, you're making the rest of us look bad. Gog the Mild (talk) 00:36, 6 November 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Price's Lost Campaign: The 1864 Invasion of MissouriEdit

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Your GA nomination of Battle of Glasgow, MissouriEdit

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DYK for Price's Lost Campaign: The 1864 Invasion of MissouriEdit

 On 7 November 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Price's Lost Campaign: The 1864 Invasion of Missouri, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Price's Lost Campaign: The 1864 Invasion of Missouri challenged the Lost Cause myth that Confederate soldiers did not engage in total war during Price's Raid? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Price's Lost Campaign: The 1864 Invasion of Missouri. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Price's Lost Campaign: The 1864 Invasion of Missouri), 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.

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Your GA nomination of Price's Lost Campaign: The 1864 Invasion of MissouriEdit

The article Price's Lost Campaign: The 1864 Invasion of Missouri you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Price's Lost Campaign: The 1864 Invasion of Missouri for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Gog the Mild -- Gog the Mild (talk) 20:41, 7 November 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Battle of Glasgow, MissouriEdit

The article Battle of Glasgow, Missouri you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Battle of Glasgow, Missouri for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Gog the Mild -- Gog the Mild (talk) 20:41, 7 November 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Fort DavidsonEdit

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FAREdit

I just wanted to say a big THANKS for the help at FAR; since FAs are only as good as the lowest common denominator, I am always appreciative of any one who digs in there. Best regards, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:42, 9 November 2020 (UTC)

Thanks. GA needs some work, too, but that'll be a massive project. When I started seeing calls for the removal of FA, I realized there was a problem. Hopefully, with a more active FAR process, FA will get some more respect. Hog Farm Bacon 17:53, 9 November 2020 (UTC)
More importantly, there are some good saves there :) PS, I saw something else about you on a page I try to avoid, but I am at 9/10 although I almost NEVER engage there ... ignore the naysayers. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:59, 9 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. I just, sadly, placed a notice on the talk page of Daylight saving time. That's an important article, and it's at FA, but there's some issues there. Hopefully they get addressed. I'd much rather have the article at the FA standards than have to see it demoted, but if we want FA to mean something, we can't grandfather articles in. It's out of my area of expertise enough that I can't fix it myself, but hopefully others step in. Hog Farm Bacon 18:10, 9 November 2020 (UTC)
I don’t think anyone out there can fix it, but so it goes ... Eubulides was a huge loss. Bst, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 21:01, 9 November 2020 (UTC)

Awkward question, but...Edit

I'm writing up your contributions on Missouri in the American Civil War for the Signpost, and, um... what's your preferred pronouns? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.7% of all FPs 20:17, 9 November 2020 (UTC)

  • @Adam Cuerden: - I'm a he. Hog Farm Bacon 20:18, 9 November 2020 (UTC)
    • Thank you! Better to check - Hog Farms are not, after all, gendered places. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.7% of all FPs 20:51, 9 November 2020 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXXV, November 2020Edit

 
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DYK nomination of The Collapse of Price's RaidEdit

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Not as gruesome as war, but still yuckyEdit

Hi, Hog Farm. I was wondering if I could interest you in venturing outside of your normal realm. I will COMPLETELY understand if you are too busy, and there are several others I can ask (looking next at Harrias of the fine prose :). Ajpolino has been working up his first FAC at Buruli ulcer for several months. We only need a non-medical editor to look at it and opine whether it is lay-reader friendly; that is, does not have more than necessary medical jargon. Nothing like a full review ... just, yes, it's intelligible to a non-medical person and ready for FAC, or no it's too hard to understand. I usually pester Ceoil for my non-medical copyediting, but I am beginning to feel I am overtaxing the good man, and it's good to spread the wealth :) Best, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:06, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

PS, it's not all that long, either, because Ajpolino is a much tighter writer than I am :0 SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:14, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, I'll take a look later this evening. Hog Farm Bacon 22:24, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Much appreciated! And there's a Missouri connection. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:30, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Battle of Fort DavidsonEdit

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Your GA nomination of Battle of Little Blue RiverEdit

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October 2020 GAN Backlog driveEdit

  The Good Article Reviewer's Medal of Merit
Thank you for conducting 38 high-quality reviews in the October 2020 GAN Backlog drive. Your work helped us to reduce the backlog by over 48%. Regards, Eddie891 Talk Work 14:20, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, Eddie! Hog Farm Bacon 22:45, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Rodney GANEdit

Hold off on this for a little while, will you? I may be getting into a kerfuffle with a fellow over my deletion of about 2k of excessive details about leaking problems that the ship suffered from.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 21:59, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Yeah, I can wait. Ping me when you're ready. Hog Farm Bacon 22:44, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Looks like things have settled down, so you may fire when ready.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 17:56, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Battle of Little Blue RiverEdit

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New page reviewer grantedEdit

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DYK for The South's FinestEdit

 On 21 November 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article The South's Finest, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that one reviewer of the book The South's Finest called it "chronically and annoyingly" melodramatic? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/The South's Finest. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, The South's Finest), 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, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Fort DavidsonEdit

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Your GA nomination of Battle of Little Blue RiverEdit

The article Battle of Little Blue River you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Battle of Little Blue River for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Peacemaker67 -- Peacemaker67 (talk) 06:01, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

This is a good candidate for ACR. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 06:23, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

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Esopus Creek lead imageEdit

Owing to the GA review, you probably know this article better than anyone else besides myself and 420Traveler. During that process I think I mentioned I might well be looking at changing the lead image afterwards, since the current one is out of date. I've put together several candidates on the talk page, and I wonder if you might take a look and say what you think. Daniel Case (talk) 07:26, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Battle of Fort DavidsonEdit

The article Battle of Fort Davidson you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Battle of Fort Davidson for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Sturmvogel 66 -- Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 20:02, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

Noted and appreciatedEdit

I didn't want to let this pass by without a note of thanks and appreciation. Working at FAR often seems thankless, but on the other hand, it feels good to save a star for someone who slaved over that article years ago, as we do today on our articles, and to help a few not turn into black goo on the Internet. Once we let them go, they only get worse. I guess Blenheim was in worse shape than any of us realized, but kudos for going from this which passed FAC in 2006, to this today. Pace yourself, because they aren't all salavageable... this one was worth it.

You've been most helpful, but remember that it's a marathon, not a sprint, and don't let it interfere with writing the articles you are passionate about. The work this year is perchance harder than need be because FAR was moribund for so many years. Imagine if we had kept up, so that each year we only had to go back and review the five-year-old FAs, instead of the 15-year-old ones too, and everything in between. For that, I am so appreciative that some others have finally taken an interest in cleaning out the cruft.

I look forward to seeing that 13th Regiment, Best, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 00:07, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

It doesn't really feel like I've been that helpful over at FAR. Just three or four noms, and a few comments about moving to FARC or delisting, most of which were no-brainers. It'll be a few days before the 13th Regiment shows up, as my goal in writing most articles is to create something GAN-able, so I mainly just write articles when I have two hours to do one in a big block chunk. - By the way, would you have any interest in adminship? I'd think you'd do a good job. Hog Farm Bacon 05:12, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
I wish I had kept a tally of how many times I had been asked, along with my list of reasons for declining, which has changed and grown over the years. ;). And you have been remarkably helpful in reviewing FAs !! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 07:33, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
SandyGeorgia - I know you don't like pings, but I doubt you'd see this if I didn't ping you over, but I've finally cranked out 13th Missouri Cavalry Regiment (Confederate). Article writing is a long process for me, as I aim to not move article drafts out of my userspace until they're either GAN able or as close as they'll ever get. With the exception of David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs, which is probably permanently start-class but made for a quirky DYK hook. Hog Farm Bacon 23:54, 19 December 2020 (UTC)
Cool beans ! (Did you want me to review that Regiment? You know I Don't Do Food, and I Don't Do GA ? :) :) Where can I hear that song? Making me homesick for my youth ! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 00:09, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
Don't feel the need to review it. MILHIST is working on a GA review push right now, so it shouldn't set around too long. I'm hoping FA eventually, but that'll be much later. I sometimes worry that FAC will eventually get sick of MO CSA units, as the next one of mine will be a military unit as well. Hog Farm Bacon 00:23, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
FAC has never gotten sick of topics much less worthy :) SandyGeorgia (Talk) 00:24, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

Landis's Missouri BatteryEdit

Congratulations on the FA article. Donner60 (talk) 00:12, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for Landis' Missouri Battery, about an "understrength Confederate artillery battery, Landis' Battery was formed in Missouri in early 1862, may have fought in the Battle of Pea Ridge, and then spent the rest of it's combat career in Mississippi. After surrendering at the conclusion of the Siege of Vicksburg in mid-1863, it was not reformed."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:55, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

PreciousEdit

civil war in Missouri

Thank you for quality articles about the military history of Missouri, such as Landis' Missouri Battery, 16th Missouri Infantry Regiment (Confederate), 2nd and 6th Missouri Infantry Regiment (Consolidated) and as of today more than 50 others, for the Justin Moore discography, for new page and high quality helpful reviewing, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

You are recipient no. 2489 of Precious, a prize of QAI. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:20, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

November
 

... adding your WikiCup success --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:57, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

Four AwardEdit

  Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Slayback's Missouri Cavalry Regiment. Eddie891 Talk Work 20:36, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

DYK for The Collapse of Price's RaidEdit

 On 1 December 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article The Collapse of Price's Raid, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a reviewer of The Collapse of Price's Raid stated that the lack of maps in the book would force many reviewers to use an atlas to follow the narrative? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/The Collapse of Price's Raid. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, The Collapse of Price's Raid), 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, 1 December 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Nichols's Missouri Cavalry RegimentEdit

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Scorpion FAEdit

Hi. Would you be able to review Scorpion for FAC? LittleJerry (talk) 20:10, 5 December 2020 (UTC)

LittleJerry - I'll try to get to it soon. I've got a couple GAN's I've signed up to review, and some comments on my own A-class nomination to work on. So the Scorpion FAC is fourth on my list, but the other three shouldn't take too long. Hog Farm Bacon 23:51, 5 December 2020 (UTC)

Editor of the WeekEdit

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

User:Gog the Mild submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

Hog Farm has been on Wikipedia less than a year, but has hit it like a storm. They already have 56 GAs, 7 ACRs and 3 Featured articles to their credit. They are so active that this count probably needs checking since their nomination back in September. At the same time, they have somehow managed to review over 200 GANs, which is probably worthy of an "Eddy" all on its own. Naturally they are just as busy with ACR, FAC reviews and in a range of activities which I shall refer to as "advanced Wikignoming", such as becoming a minor expert on WP:NGEO. Frankly I don't know how they do it. HF is clearly an administrator in the making; meanwhile, an EotW award seems the least we can do as a community to recognize their immense contributions to both content creation and to keeping things ticking behind the scenes. Did I forget to mention that as well as all of this they are ridiculously modest?

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User Hog Farm has been a Wikipedian for about a year and has been very busy. Last count was in Sept2020 with 45 GAs, 4 ACRs and a Featured article to their credit. The count deserves checking daily. They have managed to review over 200 GANs and are just as busy with ACR and FAC reviews, as well as "advanced Wikignoming", such as becoming a minor expert on WP:NGEO. An administrator in the making.
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Thanks again for your efforts! ―Buster7  22:46, 6 December 2020 (UTC)

  • Congrats Hog Farm, well deserved! Eddie891 Talk Work 22:56, 6 December 2020 (UTC)
    • Gog the Mild - Thanks, although I'm not entirely for sure that I deserve that high of praise. (FWIW, the count is 56/7/3 now, I believe). Hog Farm Bacon 23:01, 6 December 2020 (UTC)
      • Glad to make the changes. Gog the Mild is an excellent judge of talent. If he says its deserved theres no one that will question it. I'll change the banner too. ―Buster7  23:20, 6 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Congrats Hog Farm! You really have been doing a lot with AfDs, especially Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Geography. Cxbrx (talk) 00:13, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
    • Thanks! I've been putting a lot of time into the California GNIS stuff. There's a lot of stubs that need researched in that pile. Thank goodness you and a few others are helping, too. Hog Farm Bacon 05:06, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Congratulations! You’ve single handedly turned Wikipedia into a veritable encyclopedia of Missouri Civil War history. Grey Wanderer (talk) 00:29, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
    • Thanks! I'm not quite done yet with the CSA units and battles. Hopefully I can get to the USA ones, too. Hog Farm Bacon 05:06, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

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Rescue barnstarEdit

  The Article Rescue Barnstar
For helping to save Battle of Blenheim during featured article review - Dumelow (talk) 09:22, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! I didn't do a whole lot beyond tweaking some formatting, but it was a solid group effort win for MILHIST! Hog Farm Bacon 17:57, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

November 2020 Military History Writing ContestEdit

  The WikiChevrons
On behalf of the Wikiproject Military History coordinators, I hereby award you the WikiChevrons for placing first in the November 2020 Military History Article Writing Contest with 98(!) points from 13 articles. Great work! Zawed (talk) 09:25, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! Hog Farm Bacon 06:49, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

Nominations for the 2020 Military history WikiProject Newcomer and Historian of the Year awards now openEdit

G'day all, the nominations for the 2020 Military history WikiProject newcomer and Historian of the Year are open, all editors are encouraged to nominate candidates for the awards before until 23:59 (GMT) on 15 December 2020, after which voting will occur for 14 days. There is not much time left to nominate worthy recipients, so get to it! Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 06:45, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Nichols's Missouri Cavalry RegimentEdit

The article Nichols's Missouri Cavalry Regiment you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Nichols's Missouri Cavalry Regiment for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Sturmvogel 66 -- Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:01, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

New Page Patrol December NewsletterEdit

Hello Hog Farm,

 

Year in review

It has been a productive year for New Page Patrol as we've roughly cut the size of the New Page Patrol queue in half this year. We have been fortunate to have a lot of great work done by Rosguill who was the reviewer of the most pages and redirects this past year. Thanks and credit go to JTtheOG and Onel5969 who join Rosguill in repeating in the top 10 from last year. Thanks to John B123, Hughesdarren, and Mccapra who all got the NPR permission this year and joined the top 10. Also new to the top ten is DannyS712 bot III, programmed by DannyS712 which has helped to dramatically reduce the number of redirects that have needed human patrolling by patrolling certain types of redirects (e.g. for differences in accents) and by also patrolling editors who are on on the redirect whitelist.

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2 Rosguill (talk) 63,821 Patrol Page Curation
3 John B123 (talk) 21,697 Patrol Page Curation
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8 Mccapra (talk) 4,918 Patrol Page Curation
9 Hughesdarren (talk) 4,520 Patrol Page Curation
10 Utopes (talk) 3,958 Patrol Page Curation
Reviewer of the Year

John B123 has been named reviewer of the year for 2020. John has held the permission for just over 6 months and in that time has helped cut into the queue by reviewing more than 18,000 articles. His talk page shows his efforts to communicate with users, upholding NPP's goal of nurturing new users and quality over quantity.

NPP Technical Achievement Award

As a special recognition and thank you DannyS712 has been awarded the first NPP Technical Achievement Award. His work programming the bot has helped us patrol redirects tremendously - more than 60,000 redirects this past year. This has been a large contribution to New Page Patrol and definitely is worthy of recognition.

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXVI, December 2020Edit

 
Your Military History Newsletter

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Maybe you have this already, but...Edit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
Awarded for scrutinising useless geostubs. Geschichte (talk) 12:34, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! It's been quite the effort, and there's still a lot to go. Hog Farm Bacon 17:38, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
Geschichte - I just realized that a lot of these have been translated into other wikipedias. For instance, Stevens, California, whose PROD is expiring soon, has article on four other Wikipedias: South Azerbaijani, Persian, Polish, and Chinese. Is there anything that can easily be done about that, or is it the other wikis' problems for translating that? I speak none of the four relevant languages. From a few checks, most of these seem to have been translated onto non-English wikis. Hog Farm Bacon 06:18, 16 December 2020 (UTC)

Prod instead of Afd?Edit

I was looking at some of your Afds for minor locations. Looking at a random example Conner, California, in my opinion you could probably use the Wikipedia:Proposed deletion process on these instead of Afd. The ones that have already gone to Afd can't use it, but new things you find can use it. If you have a good reason to use Afd instead of Prod, by all means continue. But if the simpler process works, maybe use it? Jeepday (talk) 19:18, 15 December 2020 (UTC)

Jeepday I have been. See User:Hog Farm/PROD log, where I've prodded about 50 this month. I try to split it up between both processes so as to not overload either one. Hog Farm Bacon 19:28, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
An afd is more resource intensive to handle then a prod, there is no backlog at 'Category:Proposed deletion' If you believe it is an uncontroversial deletion, I would use prod or if more appropriate use Wikipedia:Redirect. These are just my thoughts, you should always do what you think is best. Jeepday (talk) 13:51, 16 December 2020 (UTC)

Mark Twain's brief serviceEdit

I'm sure you're aware that Mark Twain served about two weeks in a Confederate Missouri unit that was disbanded, and later wrote "The Private History of a Campaign that Failed" loosely based on that. Which unit was he in, and why was it so short-lived? I've heard that a number of Confederate units in Missouri were disbanded due to the efforts of the Union's Nathaniel Lyon, and thought it might be one of those. RobDuch (talk·contribs) 21:01, 18 December 2020 (UTC)

RobDuch I think it was the Missouri State Guard. The MSG was Confederate-aligned but technically fought for the state of Missouri. The group's organizations was really ephemeral, so a lot of the units didn't hold together. See Battle of Roan's Tan Yard for a MSG scattering. I can try to do some research to try to pin down an exact unit once I get off work tonight. Hog Farm Bacon 21:35, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the prompt reply. RobDuch (talk·contribs) 21:36, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
RobDuch - This explains the whole situation pretty well. The group was known as the Marion Rangers, was nominally part of the MSG, was disbanded after a couple weeks in June 1861, and was disbanded due to rumors of a Union colonel in northeastern Missouri. So probably not Lyon in this case - he was a Brigadier General and was in the Boonville area at the time, so wrong part of the state. Although Lyon did do a lot of MSG chasing in southwestern Missouri until he was killed at the Battle of Wilson's Creek in August 1861. Hog Farm Bacon 05:52, 19 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for digging that up, explains it quite well, especially the Grant connection. RobDuch (talk·contribs) 06:39, 19 December 2020 (UTC)

VirginiaEdit

I noticed that you've been AfD-ing some of the more questionable places in Virginia. You might want to take a look at Template:Richmond County, Virginia. A lot of the places there are actually neighborhoods of the city of Richmond, which is in a different part of the state, but were mis-classified by GNIS as being in Richmond County. I suspect the vast majority of the neighborhoods aren't notable in the first place, but I didn't have the time to look into deleting them when I first noticed the problem, and I ended up forgetting about it until now. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 18:11, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

TheCatalyst31 I'll take a look there when I get the chance. My main concern is that AFD might not have the patience for hundreds of VA and the hundreds of CA places being dealt with at the same time. Hog Farm Bacon 21:38, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 13th Missouri Cavalry Regiment (Confederate)Edit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article 13th Missouri Cavalry Regiment (Confederate) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Sturmvogel 66 -- Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 22:02, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

Beaver FACEdit

Since you looked at it the first time, can you look at it again? I've had a sudden complaint that their is not enough basic information. LittleJerry (talk) 00:34, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

Will try to take a look after I get through the first run on a fairly involved GA review I'm doing. Hog Farm Bacon 03:11, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Would you also be able to do a source spotcheck? LittleJerry (talk) 15:54, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
I'll try to. Might not be today, but hopefully within the next couple days. Hog Farm Bacon 18:16, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
I don't understand why you claimed the results were "mixed". I passed all the spotchecks. LittleJerry (talk) 12:18, 25 December 2020 (UTC)
Are are you finished with your review. LittleJerry (talk) 17:07, 25 December 2020 (UTC)
Could you please do a source review? I didn't know this but its been on the list for a source review for a month. LittleJerry (talk) 21:29, 26 December 2020 (UTC)
LittleJerry Sorry, but I'm not really able to. I'm going to be traveling and on wikibreak for the next week, so I'm not able to really engage with a review. Hog Farm Bacon 21:41, 26 December 2020 (UTC)

Page moverEdit

You can also apply for pagemove right to make Drum, Placer County, California moves yourself :) (t · c) buidhe 14:18, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

  • buidhe - I've applied for pagemover at WP:PERM, since I've been having to use WP:RM/T quite a bit lately to fix stuff like that article. We'll see if I get approved. I just applied for NPR about a month ago, so hopefully they see this is a legitimate need for the right, not hat collecting, since I just got another right recently. Hog Farm Bacon 18:15, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

'Tis the SeasonEdit

 
Santa Claus distributes gifts to Union troops in Nast's first Santa Claus cartoon, (1863). Christmas in the American Civil War saw one of Santa Claus's earliest depictions

Enjoy the holiday season, and thanks for your work to maintain, improve and expand Wikipedia. It's been a wild year, and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your contributions and for the role you play in making Wikipedia as good as it can be. I've greatly enjoyed interacting with you in milhist and around the 'Pedia, and you've had a truly astounding first year. Here's to another! I would say that you will do great things, but you already have-- and it's a simple matter to repeat the past :P. It was a pleasure interacting with you this year. Thanks for reviewing quite a few of my articles and tolerating a few of my reviews in return. I wish you and your loved ones all the best this December and in the years to come. Cheers, Eddie891 Talk Work 19:58, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

Thanks! I hope next 2021 will be just as content creation productive for me as 2020 was. I'm already working on a list of stuff I want to write/improve. Hog Farm Bacon 05:43, 24 December 2020 (UTC)

Page mover grantedEdit

Hello, Hog Farm. Your account has been granted the "extendedmover" user right, either following a request for it or demonstrating familiarity with working with article names and moving pages. You are now able to rename pages without leaving behind a redirect, move subpages when moving the parent page(s), and move category pages.

Please take a moment to review Wikipedia:Page mover for more information on this user right, especially the criteria for moving pages without leaving redirect. Please remember to follow post-move cleanup procedures and make link corrections where necessary, including broken double-redirects when suppressredirect is used. This can be done using Special:WhatLinksHere. It is also very important that no one else be allowed to access your account, so you should consider taking a few moments to secure your password. As with all user rights, be aware that if abused, or used in controversial ways without consensus, your page mover status can be revoked.

Useful links:

If you do not want the page mover right anymore, just let me know, and I'll remove it. Thank you, and happy editing! Eddie891 Talk Work 20:01, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

Yo Ho HoEdit

Thanks! It's Christmas for me. Hog Farm Bacon 06:21, 24 December 2020 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!Edit

 
If angels sung a Savior’s birth,
On that auspicious morn,
We well may imitate their mirth,
Now He again is born!

If stars in heav'n shone bright as day
To light the manger throne,
We should rejoice as well as they
That love doth reign alone.

All Glory be to God on high,
And to the earth be peace;
Goodwill henceforth from heav'n to men
Begin and never cease.

- "Milford" by Joseph Stephenson, text anonymous

--Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:16, 25 December 2020 (UTC)

Thanks! Hog Farm Bacon 21:18, 25 December 2020 (UTC)

FAC statisticsEdit

Nominations (one is a conom):

Hog Farm: FAC nominations
# FACs Outcome
Year nominated Archived Promoted
2020 4
Grand Total 0 4

Reviews:

Hog Farm: FAC reviews
# FACs Type
Declaration Source Content
Support 21
Oppose 1 2
No declaration 7
Grand Total 8 23

-- Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 12:33, 26 December 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Grant's CanalEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Grant's Canal you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Sturmvogel 66 -- Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 15:21, 26 December 2020 (UTC)

AckEdit

Suddenly, I have so many irons in the fire that I've lost my place. Nothing a nice cup of tea (or glass of wine) won't cure! The Logistics article is an area that interests me, but diving so deeply in to it got me completely off track of my goals to get Peer review going on, get FAR going again, and keep up with a selective amount of FACs. So, first, thanks for working on maintaining the URFA page, and second ... please ping me when everyone else is done and 1st Missouri Field Battery is ready for me to look in. I Will Forget and my priorities are all asunder! And if I miss something important re FAR or URFA, pester me? Because I have to take a detour now to submit some arb evidence ... ugh ... Bst, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:13, 26 December 2020 (UTC)

Well, I'm about to be traveling and mostly offline for about a week, so stuff will be stalling on my end, too. I'm glad FAR has returned to life, as URFA/2020 has really shown me the truly massive extent of the problem. Hog Farm Bacon 22:34, 26 December 2020 (UTC)
Have a good trip, and if it's OK with you then, I will backburner the 1st Missouri until after your return ... yep, I have been squawking for years that the older FA problem was dreadful, and am so grateful several editors have finally tuned in to help. I sure could not have hoped to tackle them alone. Bst, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 23:04, 26 December 2020 (UTC)

Voting for "Military Historian of the Year" and "Military history newcomer of the year" closingEdit

G'day all, voting for the WikiProject Military history "Military Historian of the Year" and "Military history newcomer of the year" is about to close, so if you haven't already, click on the links and have your say before 23:59 (GMT) on 30 December! Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 23:34, 28 December 2020 (UTC) for the coord team

Happy New Year !Edit

  Happy New Year
Dear Hog and all your bacon,

Wishing you health and happiness in the coming year
and may 2021 kick 2020's sorry excuse for a year out the door!
SandyGeorgia (Talk) 02:34, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

2020 Military History Newcomer of the YearEdit

  2020 Military History Newcomer of the Year
As voted by your peers within the Military history WikiProject, it gives me great pleasure to award you the Gold Wiki as the recipient of the the 2020 Military History Newcomer of the Year Award. Congratulations, and thank you for your efforts throughout the year. Eddie891 Talk Work 13:37, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

2020 Military Historian of the YearEdit

  The WikiProject Barnstar
For being nominated for the 2020 Military Historian of the Year award, it gives me great pleasure to award you the WikiProject Barnstar on behalf of the Military History Project. Thank you for your contributions this year. Eddie891 Talk Work 13:54, 31 December 2020 (UTC)


Happy New YearEdit

Happy New Year 2021
I hope your New Year holiday is enjoyable and the coming year is much better than the one we are leaving behind.
Best wishes from Los Angeles.   // Timothy :: talk 

Bacon, bullets and BuruliEdit

I just finished reading through all that armament stuff, and after a particularly rough start to my editing day, am taking a break to share my bacon, bullets and Buruli stories with you. Be prepared!

So, many eons ago, when dear hubby was still in the so-called "trying to impress me phase" of courtship (they really should keep it up), we were driving through the country and suddenly I exclaimed, "Ew, WHAT is that SMELL?" He says, "Let me introduce you to my friend", and makes a quick turn into what was once a golf course, bankrupted, converted now to hog barns and a fishing hole belonging to his buddy. Ah, the lovely smell of hog barns when the wind and humidity are just right. So, as he goes around to open the car door for me (really, men should keep that up, why do they stop?), he suddenly (catches on quick) notices the four-inch-heels on my alligator slides acquired in Caracas, along with the silk and cashmere blouse, and stammers ... "uh, you're going to need some more practical shoes". Almost lost me at that point, because what is the point of life in practical shoes, I ask ?

Fast forward, and we're moving to our home together. I'm packing, and call him at the office to ask what I am supposed to do with all these bullets. (Yes, there is a connection here to armament.) He asks, "what bullets?" Says he doesn't have any bullets. I say they are everywhere, here and there, scattered about the basement, kitchen, family room. He insists he owns no bullets. I say, you know, those red things that are about three inches long and have like a gold cap. He replies, "Oh, you mean shells!" Right. Whatever. Same stuff; it goes boom when you put it in a gun.

Fast forward more years, and we are at the aforementioned ex-golf course turned hog barn/fishing hole, for some sort of shooting exercise. I seem to remember clay pigeons, but I could be wrong, because I learned there are many different kinds of things to shoot at ... trap, skeet, pigeons, whatever ... stuff you shoot. So they gave me a gun, pulled the thingie, and I pointed, closed my eyes and fired. The place erupted in cheers! I opened my eyes and said, "What?" They said, " You dusted it!" My first shot ever. (And my last.) I had to ask what that meant. After they explained, well, that's cool, because I had my eyes closed and never even saw it. Have never fired a gun again, because why not quit when you're batting 1.000 ?!?!!?

So, all of that is a long way to say just as I can review all the different kinds of topics I read at FAC, FAR and PR, and try to provide some sort of review, I am pretty darn sick of hearing from all of those who can't be arsed to return the favor when a medical article needs review. 'Tis no wonder it is near impossible to convince medical editors to go for FAC, after they do all that work and are then ignored. So thanks to you and Gog the Mild for reviewing Ajpolino's Buruli ulcer. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 21:31, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

SandyGeorgia, "really, men should keep that up, why do they stop?" Well, my brother once chided his wife "You shouldn't eat all of that chocolate, you'll get fat." Without pausing she snapped back "It doesn't matter. I'm already married." And reduced the room to gales of laughter.
Bullets. Well now, bullets are the bits on the end of shells that don't go boom. I suspect that you know this.
Medical articles. No problem. It was straight forward. Let me know when the next one comes up. I suspect that HF may be of the same opinion. And Ajpolino should feel entirely free to give Battle of the Saw a prose review for jargon, assumptions, recherche language and generally everything which may not be comprehensible to non-aficionados. Lack of any military knowledge not so much an advantage as a necessity. I am sure that HF will have another FAC along before too long where a similar approach would be welcome. Not as QPQ so much as to encourage others. Gog the Mild (talk) 22:03, 31 December 2020 (UTC)
I have always had the philosophy that the way to solve the chocolate dilemma is to forego protein and vegetables (make every calorie count)! So far, it's working for me, but I understand it may catch up to me someday :) I do understand a bit more about bacon and bullets now! Not to mention Buruli, whose acquaintance I was less happy to make. Happy New Year !! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:19, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2021 WikiCup!Edit

Happy New Year and Happy New WikiCup! The competition begins today and all article creators, expanders, improvers and reviewers are welcome to take part. If you have already signed up, your submissions page can be found here. If you have not yet signed up, you can add your name here and the judges will set up your submissions page. Any questions on the rules or on anything else should be directed to one of the judges, or posted to the WikiCup talk page. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will move on to round 2. We thank Vanamonde93 and Godot13, who have retired as judges, and we thank them for their past dedication. The judges for the WikiCup this year are Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). Good luck! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:11, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Shenandoah 1862Edit

The article Shenandoah 1862 you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Shenandoah 1862 for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of SL93 -- SL93 (talk) 22:41, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Shenandoah 1862Edit

The article Shenandoah 1862 you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Shenandoah 1862 for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. SL93 (talk) 04:33, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

Congratulations from the Military History ProjectEdit

  The WikiChevrons
On behalf of the Military History Project, I am proud to present the WikiChevrons for participating in 56 reviews between October and December 2020. Peacemaker67 (talk) via MilHistBot (talk) 06:45, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! Hog Farm Bacon 06:46, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Nichols's Missouri Cavalry RegimentEdit

 On 11 January 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Nichols's Missouri Cavalry Regiment, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when Nichols's Missouri Cavalry Regiment was formed, about two-thirds of its men were unarmed? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Nichols's Missouri Cavalry Regiment. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Nichols's Missouri Cavalry Regiment), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (ie, 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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) 12:02, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 13th Missouri Cavalry Regiment (Confederate)Edit

The article 13th Missouri Cavalry Regiment (Confederate) you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:13th Missouri Cavalry Regiment (Confederate) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Sturmvogel 66 -- Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 03:42, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Your RfAEdit

 
Just for Hammersoft, here is some Bacon

Hey Hog Farm. I don't think we've interacted before, so hi :) I just wanted to drop you a note about your RfA. At my recent RfA, I got curious about the pace votes were coming in due to a comment someone made on the RfA's talk page. I did some comparisons against recent RfAs, and found my RfA was tacking rather fast compared to most of the recent RfAs. I don't want to jinx anything, but your RfA is currently tracking twice as fast as mine did. Looks to be off to a very good start! I haven't !voted, in part because I don't usually comment on RfAs, and in part because so far as I am aware we haven't interacted before. But, I may if I can find some time to do a review. Again, congrats on the great start! --Hammersoft (talk) 19:09, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

  • Also, I added {{Skip to bottom}} to the top of this talk page with this edit. I thought it might be helpful given how long your talk page is. If you don't want it, feel free to remove it, no worries. Addendum to the above comment; I don't expect you to respond to my comment above. I get it feels awkward to respond to such things while your RfA is going on. --Hammersoft (talk) 19:41, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
    • Thanks for adding {{Skip to bottom}} - it was getting pretty long. I didn't know that template existed. It's getting to the point where I need to archive, but I'm going to wait until after the RFA closes, as I think that suddenly archiving your talk page right before your RFA can make it look like you're hiding something. The tricky thing I'm learning with answering RFA questions is that if you're not careful, there's a high risk of editing out someone else's comments/questions, so I know now I need to check the diff of my answer to make sure I didn't accidentally remove anything. Hog Farm Bacon 19:45, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
      • When my RfA was running, I would craft answers to new questions in a separate editing window. When I was ready with the answer, I would open a new editing window, and copy/paste the answer into the appropriate question slot and quickly save it. In this way, I was hoping to avoid any edit conflicts or unintentional overwrites. Hope that helps! --Hammersoft (talk) 19:58, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
I typed my answers in notepad, read them aloud to Mrs 333 who critiqued them, edited them as a result, and then posted them. Better to be careful than quick. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 20:01, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
I'm using the multiple tabs thing, as well. A weird thing for me is that I've always been a better extemporaneous speaker than a planned one, so the sort of unplanned nature of RFA questions actually helps me a little. The big struggle is that some of these further back incidents I don't have much memory of, as my memory's never been the same since taking a concussion in a high school baseball game. Hog Farm Bacon 20:06, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I had a friend who suffered a fall off of a storage shed on his property. He suffered a concussion as well. His memory was somewhat affected, as was his personality to some degree, but the bigger impact for him was his sudden inability to do basic math. The brain is a strange things sometimes. By the way, your signature promised me bacon if I came to your talk page. I don't see any bacon here. I might have to oppose your RfA on the grounds of unfulfilled promises ;) --Hammersoft (talk) 20:09, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
  • @Ritchie333: Brilliant! [1] Absolutely brilliant! :) --Hammersoft (talk) 21:26, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Well, time wise you're about 4 hours short of the half way mark now on your RfA. You've just crossed 150 supports. In the last 14 months, across 27 successful RfAs, there's been only 4 RfAs that have gotten to 150 supports faster than your RfA. You're still on a blistering pace. I know there's lots of questions, and concerns raised about the quotas, but hang in there. Barring presentation of something really damning in your editing history, you're past the hump now. RfAs can be stressful. But, you're past the worst of it at this point I think. Have faith! --Hammersoft (talk) 01:32, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

This has been a bit of an ordeal. Is 25 questions normal? Hog Farm Talk 01:33, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
  • It's significantly above average (17 over those 27). Mine had 29 (shows 28, but there was a "17A"). That's the most among this 27 successful RfA dataset. You probably won't get many more questions at this point. --Hammersoft (talk) 01:38, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
  • You might be interested in seeing this graph of pageviews on your RfA. The next couple of days will see a drop off of pageviews. Questions and !votes will drop off as well. The last day will see more activity but it's unlikely there will be more questions on the last day. --Hammersoft (talk) 01:42, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

Promotion of 1st Missouri Field BatteryEdit

 Congratulations, Hog Farm! The article you nominated, 1st Missouri Field Battery, has been promoted to featured status, recognizing it as one of the best articles on Wikipedia. The nomination discussion has been archived.
This is a rare accomplishment and you should be proud. If you would like, you may nominate it to appear on the Main page as Today's featured article. Keep up the great work! Cheers, Ealdgyth (talk) via FACBot (talk) 00:06, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXXVII, January 2021Edit

 
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 00:07, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

Four AwardEdit

  Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on 1st Missouri Field Battery. — ImaginesTigers (talk) 02:52, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Well done! — ImaginesTigers (talk)

URFA noteEdit

You really didn't have to do that :) The queries I had are insignificant in the big picture; we would not be bringing that article to FAR over that. And, if you leave your "Satisfactory", and I leave my "Notes", I will be the one eventually removing the note when the issues are addressed (that is, in this case, we have three actively involved editors, so I'm sure they will answer). Also, we aren't after perfection; it's OK if not everything is fixed, and important to pace ourselves (meaning, at Invasion of Tulagi (May 1942), I'm OK with leaving a note and moving on-- if we try to fix every little thing, risk of burnout). The reason I leave the Note is just a reminder to self to check in after a month or so, so I don't have to watchlist every article I review. I hope my "finding something" didn't feel like a "gotcha"! Bst, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:26, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Need helpEdit

The article Ludington, Michigan has recently had non-notable people added to it. It needs semi-protection and I requested that, but apparently not the correct way. I don't know the correct way - can you help me on this. How can I get this article semi-protected? Thanks for your help. --Doug Coldwell (talk) 22:26, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

@Doug Coldwell: - It's been semiprotected now by Malcomxl5. It just takes a while for page protection requests to get handled sometimes. When one of my articles was on the main page as TFA, it got vandalized so much. Hog Farm Talk 00:19, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. Good luck on getting promoted to Administrator. You deserve it and would be very good at it.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 10:03, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Grant's CanalEdit

The article Grant's Canal you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Grant's Canal for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Sturmvogel 66 -- Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 02:02, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

  The Good Article Barnstar
Thank you very much for reviewing SS Choctaw and SS Russia, and helping me get them to GA status GreatLakesShips (talk) 11:19, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Jupiter FAREdit

Hello. The Jupiter article review could use another opinion what do you think of the how the article is written. Can you understand it as a layman? LittleJerry (talk) 20:30, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

I'll try to take a look this evening (USA time) after work. Hog Farm Talk 17:02, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

RFA stuff (heading added by HF)Edit

Welcome to the admin corps.CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 17:20, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Congratulations on your RfAEdit

Congratulations on your successful RfA, and of being the first new admin of the new year! – John M Wolfson (talkcontribs) 17:19, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

  • Congratulations for adminship !! CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 17:21, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
 
Congrats..The admins' T-shirt for you. CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 17:21, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Congratulations! As I mentioned in my support on your RfA, it is heartening to see a nominee who started editing within the last two years. We've had a very hard time attracting qualified candidates who have been here less than five years. On the flip side of that; you edit on average a thousand times+ a month. Be careful not to burn out. It's easy to get too absorbed in this project. With the new buttons available to you, you might find that it's even more tempting to get too absorbed. When I became an admin, WereSpielChequers pointed me to a script that dramatically eases conducting blocks. It can be added to your monobook.js, as I did it to mine with this edit. It changes the "block" tab you now have on editor's user/usertalk pages and gives a useful drop down of potential block reasons. Clicking on one does all the blocking and notification for you. Of note; your RfA finalized in the top 40 of the most supported RfAs of all time. This places it in the top 2% of all RfAs. Don't let it go to your head :) I think of being an admin as a demotion . --Hammersoft (talk) 17:30, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

I like to think of adminship as the former job I had where my boss would hand me tools and expect me to fix a broken industrial-sized dishwasher. Once I became a manager, I got access to more tools. It made fixing the dishwasher easier, but it also meant I had to be more careful to avoiding damaging things, and I also had more responsibility. When I first started, I was only given a fork, but I eventually got a hammer, screwdriver, and utility knife. More tools to do maintenance with, but more care is needed. As an aside, I pity whoever replaced me as dishwasher fixer after I left that job for a better one. Hog Farm Talk 17:41, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
Is it possible to fix a dishwasher with a fork? I'd have thought you'd at least need a spoon! Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 18:57, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
With a fork, not really. But a butter knife can serve as a chisel, screwdriver, and wedge in a pinch. Hog Farm Talk 18:59, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
Hey - aside from the customary CONGRATULATIONS!! you knowing what to do with a butter knife is what I consider innovative, and putting to good use one's critical thinking skills!! ~ signed, a rancher to a farmer. 23:29, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Congratulations! deserved. Not sure what Piglet at NYMR would say but he doesn't have panniers so you should be OK. Djm-leighpark (talk) 07:56, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Your RFAEdit

Congratulations, your RFA was successful. Wikipedia:Administrators is a good place to start, but as always you're more than welcome to ask me questions if you've got 'em! Primefac (talk) 17:20, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

  • Congrats Hog Farm! Well deserved! You handled yourself nicely this past week and answered questions very well. I hope it wasn't too stressful. Best of luck going forward, and, if you ever need help, don't hesitate to ask me— though I don't doubt that I will soon be the one asking you for advice. Cheers and good luck -- Eddie891 Talk Work 17:27, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
    • Thanks. The first five days were quite the ... ummm ... experience. If I'd know what it was gonna be like, I would maybe not have run. Hog Farm Talk 17:37, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
      • Well done mate. RFA can be a bit on the rough side, but I'm glad to see you issued with the mop. I'm sure you will use it wisely. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 20:38, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
        • Just wanted to echo the above, congratulations and thank you for volunteering to help out the encyclopaedia even more than you already do. I hope it wasn't too stressful for you, but I can understand if you felt it was a little confronting. My own RfA was not a good time for me -- not really due to the process itself, though -- but during the middle of it I had a particularly difficult situation at work involving the accidental death of someone close to me, which made the whole thing worse than it should have been. Anyway, all the best and I hope you will keep up the article writing regardless of the new admin role. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 09:26, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
 
Arise, Sir Hog Farm

You passed!Edit

I knew you would pass this RfA. Don't let the experience alter your perception of adminship - it is a long and stressful beast that gets you something you might not think you need. You are a fantastic candidate and editor. If you need any info on using the tools, let me know and I'll help in any way I can.

Congrats again. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 18:58, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

CongratsEdit

Hi Hog Farm, Congrats on your successful RfA. Stay safe and best. Cassiopeia(talk) 20:27, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Congratulations and best wishes. Donner60 (talk) 04:29, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Deprodding of Pittsburg Landing, IdahoEdit

I have removed the {{proposed deletion/dated}} tag from Pittsburg Landing, Idaho, which you proposed for deletion. I have added content added, and I believe the article now meets WP:GEOFEAT. If you still think this article should be deleted, please do not add {{proposed deletion}} back to the page. Instead, feel free to list it at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. Thanks! Mhockey (talk) 20:29, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

  • @Mhockey: - Thanks for telling me. I've added the old prod notice back to the article talk page, as it stays as a record and indicates that the article is no longer PROD or soft deletion eligible. It helps Twinkle to detect stuff to keep the PROD notices on the talk page. Hog Farm Talk 20:35, 21 January 2021 (UTC)