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Virginian corners[edit]

In times past, Virginia was surveyed by (amongst other things) recording and blazing trees, corner trees and line trees. These were boundary markers for boundaries around places, and of course not populated places themselves. These corners could well have lived on in maps long enough that they made it into the GNIS in the 1970s. (It was expressly illegal to remove a corner tree back in the 19th century; and one important point of Virginian law was whether one could take the word of a dead person about which tree was a marker tree.) George Washington knew about this. Of course, things have a way of changing over time, but if a corner looks like it is between things rather than at them, it might well once have been a tree. Uncle G (talk) 20:14, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Corners in old metes and bounds are very interesting (they're a great clue to historical vegetation patterns), but IME in the eastern US, "X Corners" usually means "road junction near the farm(s) owned by the X family". Significant in describing the course of public roads, but not necessarily a meaningful concentration of population. Choess (talk) 20:58, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, the "corners" in Virginia have generally been named road junctions from what I've seen. An interesting note about the survey trees is that big chunks of the Kentucky-Tennessee border were initially marked only with survey trees, which eventually got cut down/died/struck by lightning and the border had to be re-surveyed. Border trees for small plots of land = good idea. Border trees for a subnational border hundreds of miles long = bad idea. Hog Farm Talk 00:15, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Promotion of Battle of Marais des Cygnes[edit]

Cscr-featured.svgCongratulations, Hog Farm! The article you nominated, Battle of Marais des Cygnes, 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 The nomination discussion has been archived.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, Ian Rose (talk) via FACBot (talk) 00:06, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

An LTA keeps vandalizing my talk page[edit]

Can you please block him? Thanks. Scorpions13256 (talk) 02:40, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Never mind. The deed is done. Scorpions13256 (talk) 02:44, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2021[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2021).

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Administrator changes

removed AlexandriaHappyme22RexxS

Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, F7 (invalid fair-use claim) subcriterion a has been deprecated; it covered immediate deletion of non-free media with invalid fair-use tags.
  • Following a request for comment, page movers were granted the delete-redirect userright, which allows moving a page over a single-revision redirect, regardless of that redirect's target.

Technical news

  • When you move a page that many editors have on their watchlist the history can be split and it might also not be possible to move it again for a while. This is because of a job queue problem. (T278350)
  • Code to support some very old web browsers is being removed. This could cause issues in those browsers. (T277803)

Arbitration


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I'll see your California and raise you Denmark.[edit]

You think that you have it hard with oil fields? Over on User talk:Drmies Faroese would be classified as "Very Difficult Foreign". ☺ Uncle G (talk) 08:28, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Springs made easy[edit]

See Wikipedia talk:WikiProject California/GNIS cleanup task force#A quick fix for Springs. Uncle G (talk) 01:33, 6 April 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Battle of Milliken's Bend[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 4 April 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Battle of Milliken's Bend, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Battle of Milliken's Bend brought acceptance of African Americans as soldiers? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Battle of Milliken's Bend. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Battle of Milliken's Bend), 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 12:02, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

The answer to your query[edit]

You had to know about the sockmaster ILT, that is, ancient Wikipedia history :) :) Particularly plagued Victoriaearle. [1] SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:35, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/ItsLassieTime. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:08, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

Carlossuarez46 case resolved by motion[edit]

A request for arbitration that you filed has been resolved by motion. A permanent link to the motion can be found here and the announcement can be found here. For the Arbitration Committee, GeneralNotability (talk) 02:58, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Additionally, a suspended case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Carlossuarez46. For the Arbitration Committee, GeneralNotability (talk) 00:40, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Second Battle of Independence[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Second Battle of Independence you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg 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 Zawed -- Zawed (talk) 10:00, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Martensdale, California[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 13 April 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Martensdale, California, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the settling of Martensdale, California, went so badly that the town's namesake spent the rest of his life as a fugitive? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Martensdale, California. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Martensdale, California), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

AFD to GA award[edit]

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For your contributions to bring Martensdale, California (prior candidate for deletion at: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Martendale, California) to Good Article status, I hereby present you The Deletion to Quality Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! Eddie891 Talk Work 00:10, 13 April 2021 (UTC)


Tip on redacting user creation logs[edit]

Hi. When redacting a user creation log, you'll want to remove the username, as that is the main part of the log. 2603:6011:E00:472:E969:2260:46A0:A24F (talk) 03:15, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

Yeah, that was what I was attempting to do. Gonna try again, as I think that one really ought to be redacted as clearly just an attack. Hog Farm Talk 03:18, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
Second time's the charm. Hog Farm Talk 03:20, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
@Hog Farm: Could you please delete and redact the talk page I tagged for deletion? The username in question is abusive, globally locked and suppressed, and will never be unblocked. 2603:6011:E00:472:E969:2260:46A0:A24F (talk) 03:25, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
Page deleted and log entry redacted, extreme BLP violations. I noticed that it sad that that username was not registered on this wiki, so I guess that's what global suppression does. Hog Farm Talk 03:37, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
@Hog Farm: I tagged another abusive user talk page for deletion. 2603:6011:E00:472:E969:2260:46A0:A24F (talk) 04:01, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
Done. Hog Farm Talk 04:08, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Second Battle of Independence[edit]

The article Second Battle of Independence you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Second Battle of Independence 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 Zawed -- Zawed (talk) 11:01, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXXX, April 2021[edit]

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War of the Fifth Coalition rescue[edit]

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Many thanks for your work to help rescue War of the Fifth Coalition at WP:FAR. What a great example of collaboration and Wikipedia at its best! - Dumelow (talk) 08:14, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Could I get some eyes on User talk:Whitney Gaines?[edit]

User accidentally edited while logged out. New librarian user has been badgered a bit today by a well-meaning established user who noticed the new user placing uploaded images which didn't meet that user's quality standard. It would be nice if someone besides myself was encouraging to this GLAM user who means well and engages on talk. If you read the talk page you'll get it. Thanks. BusterD (talk) 01:30, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for your eyes; I appreciate your kind words. This new user has had an unfortunate first experience and is choosing to blank their talk page for now. Most of the issues were out of the user's control. They didn't upload these images themself. They merely applied images their library had uploaded previously. The quality and format of these files were bound to draw the attention of someone who deeply cared about this. I attempted to get this someone to disengage but was unsuccessful. My urgency was related to a brand new user editing under their RL name who had accidentally revealed their IP address. Again, thanks for your participation. BusterD (talk) 15:25, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
@BusterD: - Is there any spot where some revdels of the accidentally revealed IP address is needed? Hog Farm Talk 16:23, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
On the talk page I see the user made three edits while logged out. The two edits after 08:20 local time seem to WHOIS as residential, whereas the single edit this morning seems to be an educational server. This sort of thing is above my pay grade but I think all three might need hiding. New users, real names and their ip addresses are a bad recipe, IMHO. BusterD (talk) 16:46, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
@BusterD: - I've hidden them in the logs. If they signed those contributions, there could be other issues. Hog Farm Talk 16:55, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

CSD[edit]

Hello Hog Farm. I was looking around and noticed Big Jake (lobster), since it's been a while since I ventured into the CSD area, I was wondering if you thought either db-a7 or db-event would be acceptable for that article. — Ched (talk) 11:40, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

@Ched: - I'm actually not that confident with the A7 speedy criteria - I haven't nominated an A7 since October 2020. Merging a sentence to Largest organisms#Arthropods might be a way to deal with it (although some of the AP stories about Big Jake report a 44 lb lobster). There's some coverage in old newspapers, although it's mainly reprints of the same two or three AP stories. Likely enough to avoid an A7, which is a pretty low bar. Hog Farm Talk 14:19, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
OK, thank you. I think I now have a better feel for the current atmosphere to some degree. I appreciate your time, TY and Best. — Ched (talk) 14:36, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

March 2021 GAN Backlog drive[edit]

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Thank you for completing 13 reviews in the March 2021 backlog drive. Your work helped us reduce the backlog by over 52%. As usual, your reviews were prolific and of the highest quality. Thank you. Best, Eddie891 Talk Work 13:27, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Your list[edit]

Cryptic has an SQL query. Uncle G (talk) 05:03, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

URFA talk links[edit]

You have my permission to delete mine, too wherever you find them on that page ... sometimes I forget to remove them, or am iPad editing which makes it difficult. Bst, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:39, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Imperial Napoleonic Triple Crown[edit]

I'm very pleased to present the Standard Triple Crown Jewels to Hog Farm, for your work on "Did you know?" and the good and featured article processes! — Bilorv (talk) 20:32, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
I'm very pleased to present the Imperial Triple Crown Jewels to Hog Farm, for your work on "Did you know?" and the good and featured article processes! — Bilorv (talk) 20:32, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
I'm very pleased to present the Imperial Napoleonic Triple Crown Jewels to Hog Farm, for your work on "Did you know?" and the good and featured article processes! — Bilorv (talk) 20:32, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

Congrats on the Triple Crown(s)! You might be interested in a userbox I made, {{User crown|Napoleonic}}:

Napoleonictriplecrown crop.jpgThis user has been awarded an Imperial Napoleonic Triple Crown.

Bilorv (talk) 20:32, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

@Bilorv: - Thanks! I didn't even know I qualified. Hog Farm Talk 00:31, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
Vami IV is to thank, for this edit. — Bilorv (talk) 00:36, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

William Lyon Mackenzie review[edit]

Hi Hog Farm, JS has stated on my talk page that they are finished their FAC review of William Lyon Mackenzie. Instead of a ping, I'm leaving this message here. I hope you will review the article by clicking here. Thanks! (HF's talk page lurkers are also invited to review the FAC!) Z1720 (talk) 15:05, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

Will get to soon, probably during one of my college classes this week. Hog Farm Talk 03:00, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Pohick[edit]

It's one of those things that, once one knows what to search for, turns up all over the place, such as ISBN 9780738532561 page 97, for example, and ISBN 9781603540476 page 414. Enjoy expanding. Uncle G (talk) 18:19, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

  • Thank you. I had gotten the impression it was a rail location, and it's hard to find coverage for a historic building when you're location for rail stuff. Now that it's clear what Pohick was, it should be a lot easier to find material to work into the NRHP article. Hog Farm Talk 18:22, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
    • There is so much to just triage. I have not yet had the chance to even revisit Calico Mills (area) (AfD discussion) and Columbia Mill (AfD discussion). Uncle G (talk) 18:35, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
      • Yeah. I've decided with the Missouri ones to just make a list of ones that need potential attention. It's a mess. A lot of the Missouri represents represent actual historic communities, but the focus on quantity over quality is the problem. I'd rather have 50 articles that clearly and accurately state the history of a historic community than 500 that just say "X is a place in Y". It's hard to triage articles when you not only have to find sources, but you have to ID the site first. Take Sinsabaugh, Missouri - Ramsay calls Sinsabaugh a lumber switch served by the Acorn P.O. He then calls Acorn a P.O. that served the Sinsabaugh station. But he also says that Acorn was equivalent to a lumber switch named Slagle. So it's gonna take a good bit of research on my part to untangle the whole Sinsabaugh/Slagle/Acorn mess. Hog Farm Talk 20:49, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
        • I've researched some difficult stuff in my day, but that list is quite hard. I found a fairly good source for old towns in California, by the way, even if only their names and that they are towns. See Gallaway, California (AfD discussion). Uncle G (talk) 12:32, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

Military History Article Writing Contest - March 2021 first place[edit]

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On behalf of the Milhist coordinators, I hereby award you the WikiChevrons, for placing first in the March 2021 Military History Article Writing Contest, achieving 43 points from 5 articles. Congratulations, Zawed (talk) 10:21, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

WikiCup 2021 May newsletter[edit]

The second round of the 2021 WikiCup has now finished; it was a high-scoring round and contestants needed 61 points to advance to Round 3. There were some impressive efforts in the round, with the top eight contestants all scoring more than 400 points. A large number of the points came from the 12 featured articles and the 110 good articles achieved in total by contestants, as well as the 216 good article reviews they performed; the GAN backlog drive and the stay-at-home imperative during the COVID-19 pandemic may have been partially responsible for these impressive figures.

Our top scorers in Round 2 were:

  • Botswana The Rambling Man, with 2963 points from three featured articles, 20 featured article reviews, 37 good articles, 73 good article reviews, as well as 22 DYKs.
  • New York (state) Epicgenius, with 1718 points from one featured article, 29 good articles, 16 DYKs and plenty of bonus points.
  • Republic of Venice Bloom6132, with 990 points from 13 DYKs and 64 "In the news" items, mostly recent deaths.
  • Bennington Flag.svg Hog Farm, with 834 points from two featured articles, five good articles, 14 featured article reviews and 15 good article reviews.
  • England Gog the Mild, with 524 points from two featured articles and four featured article reviews.
  • England Lee Vilenski, with 501 points from one featured article, three good articles, six featured article reviews and 25 good article reviews.
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FAC[edit]

Hi, I noticed you said on Sandy's talk page that you were looking for FACs to review. I wonder if you'd be willing to consider reviewing my FAC for Assassination of Talat Pasha? It's only tangentially milhist related but very dramatic. (t · c) buidhe 02:18, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Reynolds[edit]

Uncle G (talk) 07:20, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

MilHist Article Writing Contest - April 2021 runner up[edit]

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On behalf of the Milhist coordinators, I present you with the Writer's Barnstar for finishing as runner up in the April 2021 MILHIST writing contest, scoring 28 points from three articles. Good work! Zawed (talk) 09:19, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – May 2021[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2021).

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Administrator changes

removed EnchanterCarlossuarez46

Interface administrator changes

removed Ragesoss

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • The user group oversight will be renamed to suppress. This is for technical reasons. You can comment at T112147 if you have objections.

Arbitration


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:51, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Local history books[edit]

Not cheap. ☺ Uncle G (talk) 21:40, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

@Uncle G: - I'm a Missouri resident, so I could likely track down some county histories in public county libraries. Many county/regional libraries have good stocks of local history books, so once I get that list completed, it would be fairly easy to in-library-use local history books (I travel some in Missouri for work). Looks like that particular one is held in four cities. Hog Farm Talk 21:50, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Smithe Redwoods State Natural Reserve[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 8 May 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Smithe Redwoods State Natural Reserve, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Smithe Redwoods State Natural Reserve was originally a privately-owned site that encompassed cabins, a post office, and a store? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Smithe Redwoods State Natural Reserve. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Smithe Redwoods State Natural Reserve), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:03, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

  • If you thought that this and Pohick, West Virginia (AfD discussion) were extraordinary, you have not seen anything. I've found the rename and refactor target for Goltra, Missouri (AfD discussion). Uncle G (talk) 08:55, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
    • Well, it looks like there may be support for keeping Goltra as a stand-alone stub, as is, with no evidence for it being a community and no real expansion beyond a description of where it is. Hog Farm Talk 21:29, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Going Largo[edit]

I have just discovered an entire area of California. Uncle G (talk) 07:06, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Eyes on my splitting of Battle of Cabin Creek please[edit]

Based on the stale discussion on talk, today I split the page into the three articles seen on what is now a disambiguation page. I plan to do work on all three pages over time (ex: adding brief preservation sections to the two battle pages), but seeing as how you asserted support in the discussion, I'd appreciate it if you looked at the rough work and provide feedback there if you see something obvious. Might take you a minute or two. Thanks in any event. BusterD (talk) 17:13, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

@BusterD: - The split looks fine to me. Thanks for doing that. Hog Farm Talk 21:44, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
It was a pleasure; I appreciate your looking. You have been doing yeoman work, my friend. It has been a while since we had new blood in the ACW contributor mix. Your efforts are inspiring me to get more active. If I can be of any service, please call on me. Thanks again. BusterD (talk) 21:48, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Fog Harm[edit]

I'm really sorry, I saw your name and this was the first thing I thought. I had to leave the comment "Fog Harm" here. I don't mean to mock you or anything, I just laugh because of really stupid letter changes. Wetrorave (talk) 18:18, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Arsenal Women 11–1 Bristol City Women review[edit]

Hi Hog Farm. Earlier in the year you were so kind to review for FAC my Arsenal Women 11–1 Bristol City Women nomination. You kindly added "pass on source formatting, reliability, source-text integrity, and the copyrights policy" but the nomination failed. I have nominated it again after a peer review. It has a few supports now, but I was hoping you could have a quick look again. Here is a between versions. Thanks! Edwininlondon (talk) 06:57, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

RfC List of military disasters[edit]

Hi Hog Farm. Could you take a look at the closing result of the RfC on the talk page? I don’t understand, I thought RfCs are not a democratic vote. There is a source specifically calling Vukovar a military catastrophe and it is a peer reviewed source. How is it invalid? The operation Vukovar” therefore became the biggest catastrophe in the military history of that army. It also presented a turning point of international public opinion in favour of Croatia, contributing significantly to launching of procedure for recognition of Croatian and Slovenian independence." Kosta Nikolić: New Documents on the War in Vukovar in 1991.OyMosby (talk) 10:01, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Tommy John[edit]

Changes addressed! Thanks for picking this up! Let me know if anything more is needed! Sanfranciscogiants17 (talk) 13:03, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Battle of Galveston Harbor (1862)[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Battle of Galveston Harbor (1862) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg 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) 16:01, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

"black goo"[edit]

Hi Hog Farm, just curious what you mean by "black goo" in this edit. Victoria (tk) 20:31, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

@Victoriaearle: (hope you don't mind the ping) - It's quoting SandyGeorgia from a different FAR from a few months ago. Kinda the image of things sadly melting away. The imagery reminds me of the stuff that sometimes forms on the bottom of old ponds from basically accumulated neglect. Hog Farm Talk 21:03, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
I didn't think it was that bad and there were extenuating circumstances. Anyway, thanks for the explanation. Victoria (tk) 21:05, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
I didn't think it was in particularly bad shape, either. I didn't mean "black goo" to be a reflection on the article's content, but more on the sadness of the gradual decay of what use to be some of Wikipedia's finest content. Hog Farm Talk 21:07, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for the explanation. That makes sense. I don't think decay is the issue here as much as other factors. It's not been a particularly well traveled page but does seem to have been recently rediscovered. Victoria (tk) 17:03, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
Hi to both ... after an extremely busy month, I am starting to make an effort to catch up, but it's hard to know what to prioritize ... please let me know of anything urgent I may have missed. My house and garden have never looked better ... that was one heck of a case of spring cleaning fever I got, along with the delivery of ten yards of mulch :) Bst, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 21:32, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXXXI, May 2021[edit]

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DYK for Henderson Hall Historic District[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 May 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Henderson Hall Historic District, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Henderson Hall Historic District (building pictured) contains one of the oldest extant schools in West Virginia? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Henderson Hall Historic District. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Henderson Hall Historic District), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 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) 00:02, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

Willie Mays[edit]

Per your request from the peer review, wanted to let you know that I just nominated Willie Mays for FA status again. Sanfranciscogiants17 (talk) 16:36, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

@Sanfranciscogiants17: - Will get to soon, once I finish off some other things I'm working on. Feel free to leave me a reminder message if I haven't started a review within a week. Hog Farm Talk 20:43, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

GNIS[edit]

Enjoy Wikipedia:Reliability of GNIS data/Robert M. Rennick Manuscript Collection. I have done one for Ramsay, too. Uncle G (talk) 17:40, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

Thanks! That looks useful. I've created the shortcuts WP:RENNICK and WP:RAMSAY to easier use at pointing to those explanations for AFDs. Hog Farm Talk 19:56, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Reynolds Wayside Campground[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 28 May 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Reynolds Wayside Campground, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that camping is prohibited at Reynolds Wayside Campground? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Reynolds Wayside Campground. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Reynolds Wayside Campground), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 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.

—valereee (talk) 12:03, 28 May 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Battle of Galveston Harbor (1862)[edit]

The article Battle of Galveston Harbor (1862) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Battle of Galveston Harbor (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. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Sturmvogel 66 -- Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 13:21, 28 May 2021 (UTC)

Promotion of Nichols's Missouri Cavalry Regiment[edit]

Cscr-featured.svgCongratulations, Hog Farm! The article you nominated, Nichols's Missouri Cavalry Regiment, 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, Ian Rose (talk) via FACBot (talk) 12:06, 30 May 2021 (UTC)

Very hard challenge[edit]

Uncle G (talk) 16:52, 30 May 2021 (UTC)

    • Uncle G - I'm not entirely sure what this is, either. Rennick says that it wasn't a town, but then says it had a couple stores. Searching in old newspapers, I can find some evidence supporting that there was at least one store there, and there's some older stuff in trivial "local news" listings about people from Ogle getting married, etc. Can find some stuff relating to the PO in the time from 1893 to 1906, and have added a source indicating when the PO was opened. A few references to people "of Ogle" being killed in accidents, as well (as late as a soldier from Ogle getting killed in a military training accident in the early 1950s). But I can find no significant coverage, and topos show basically nothing there. Hog Farm Talk 18:26, 30 May 2021 (UTC)

Discontent Content Issue 4[edit]

Congratulations from the Military History Project[edit]

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On behalf of the Military History Project, I am proud to present the WikiChevrons for participating in 27 reviews between January and March 2021. Peacemaker67 (talk) via MilHistBot (talk) 23:08, 5 June 2021 (UTC)

Deletion of "Hoffmann Mineral"[edit]

Dear HogFarm, on June 4, the article "Hoffmann Mineral" was deleted. The page contains information about a company that has existed since 1903 and sells its unique products worldwide. The company is currently managed in the 3rd generation and is an important institution for the city of "Neuburg an der Donau". Just because two users think that this company is not worth mentioning, this article does not have to be deleted. I would be happy if you would reconsider the deletion.

--NinaSeitle (talk) 09:01, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

  • @NinaSeitle: - Wikipedia's guidelines for notability of companies to be included in the encyclopedia are WP:NCORP and WP:ORGCRIT. None of the things mentioned above automatically pass those two guidelines. Essentially, you'll need to find multiple sources from reliable organizations where both the source and the content are not associated with or produced by Hoffmann. These sources also need to be in-depth (primarily about the company and not other things). You'll also want to make sure that the sources aren't from government regulators or courts. They also need to be about non-routine events; sources that just say the company appointed a new director or issued stock aren't significant enough. I see that Draft:Hoffmann Mineral exists, although the sourcing doesn't look to be up to those guidelines at the moment. I would recommend that you add stronger sourcing into the article to show that it meets those two criteria and then send the article through WP:AFC where it will be reviewed. If you think I made an error in closing the discussion, you can create a listing at WP:DRV where the accuracy of the closing would be discussed. Hog Farm Talk 03:07, 8 June 2021 (UTC)


Hello HogFarm I have updated the sources. I would be happy if you could take another look at my new Draft:Hoffmann_Mineral. NinaSeitle (talk) 08:59, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

@NinaSeitle: I don't read German, so I don't feel confident doing a full source assessment. Sending it through WP:AFC for review and then leaving a note at WT:GERMANY to see if anyone there would be able to take a look at it would be your best bet. Hog Farm Talk 21:10, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

Congratulations from the Military History Project![edit]

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On behalf of the Milhist coordinators, I hereby award you The Writer's Barnstar for finishing second in the May 2021 MILHIST writing contest, scoring 13 points from two articles. Zawed (talk) 09:50, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

Four Award[edit]

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Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Nichols's Missouri Cavalry Regiment. — Bilorv (talk) 07:49, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

Bilorv (talk) 07:49, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

Bravo! Well-deserved. BusterD (talk) 07:53, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
Excellent work. –♠Vami_IV†♠ 07:57, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, all! Hog Farm Talk 01:17, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

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DYK for Wises Landing, Kentucky[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 11 June 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Wises Landing, Kentucky, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the post office for Wises Landing, Kentucky, was established in June 1878 but did not receive a postmaster until January 1879? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Wises Landing, Kentucky. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Wises Landing, Kentucky), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Willing to review the Armenian genocide article?[edit]

Thanks for your review on the Assassination of Talat Pasha article. Now the Armenian genocide A-class review just needs one more support before I can get it promoted and go on to FAC. I would greatly appreciate your help (although it is a rather gory subject, I totally understand if you don't want to review it.) (t · c) buidhe 07:07, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

@Buidhe: - Will try to get to soon. I've got a ACR for a British infantry division I promised some days ago on the list first, but Armenian Genocide will be second on there. Hog Farm Talk 14:59, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

Battle of Blenheim[edit]

Battle of Blenheim, which you have contributed to, has been nominated for TFA. Gog the Mild (talk) 17:25, 16 June 2021 (UTC)