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WP:NRHPHELP link and info clean up[edit]

Doncram Re: WP:NRHPHELP See how I cleaned up the Alabama listing. If you have no objections, over time, I'll clean up states one by one. I think we are in an age when readers want to scroll down and eyeball what's there, reading as little as possible when they scroll. On a Google or Bing search, I really didn't immediately see a lot that led me anywhere on Alabama. But, boy oh boy, when I looked at the ALA Alabama state databases, it was a wonderful surprise of informational link. Every state is different; ALA can only list what the state provides. I've previously searched through midwest/east coast states and came up dry. I certainly didn't expect Alabama to be such a bonanza, but Hooray! for Alabama. Under History, People and Culture in the ALA link, they have hardbound newspapers, image digital collections. Wonderful. — Maile (talk) 22:17, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

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Main-page balance[edit]

You can always remove stale ITN items (older than 7 days), as long as there's a minimum of 4 items remaining. Espresso Addict (talk) 04:42, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Good to know. — Maile (talk) 12:00, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

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Image protection[edit]

Hi Maile

Just a reminder that when changing images in main page templates such as DYK, they need to be protected on Commons first, to prevent vandals replacing them with something obscene in the time between the replacement and the Commons protection bot catching up with the new image. Unless I've misread the course of events it looks like you didn't do that with the Gloucester Docks one. The easiest way is to add the image at Wikipedia:Main_Page/Commons_media_protection, then go to the Commons page mentioned there and wait for it to appear. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 21:30, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the advice. The image is protected at commons. Krinklebot seems to have picked it up within a minute of my swapping it. But I'm saving the link you provided above, in case I do this again. — Maile (talk) 21:43, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
Yep, that's right. It isn't always that quick though (sometimes it takes up to five minutes or more, which can be annoying when you're waiting to make a change!). All the best  — Amakuru (talk) 21:48, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Odd sentence[edit]

During a 1900 Congressional deadlock, she departed for Honolulu with her Washington, D.C., Doctor Charles H. English (sometimes referred to as John H. English). Newspapers speculated that the Queen, having been diagnosed with cancer, was going home to die.

Is there something missing in the sentence after DC?

KAVEBEAR (talk) 02:58, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

What is this from? — Maile (talk) 03:00, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Oh, I see. It's the Liliuokalani article. I think if you make the word "doctor" lower case, it makes the sentence flow as it should. — Maile (talk) 03:02, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
No there is no verb in the sentence. KAVEBEAR (talk) 03:27, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Oh wait, I see you are referring to him as her Washington, D.C., physician. KAVEBEAR (talk) 03:27, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, I vaguely remember inserting the info about Charles H. English. He was a bit of a fortune hunter, and she fired him. — Maile (talk) 03:30, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

OneClickArchiver on WT:DYK page?[edit]

Maile, can I ask you to please archive the second section on the DYK talk page, "Oldest nominations needing DYK reviewers"? The regular archiver isn't getting rid of it because of some later timestamps on the page, but it is obsolete: the newer version of that section, "Older nominations needing DYK reviewers", has been up for a few days, and people should be using that one, not the obsolete one. Besides, a shorter DYK talk page is always a good thing. (I've never used OneClickArchiver; I generally prefer to let the bot take care of things.) I'm only asking because I saw you use this app on the page in late August. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:24, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

@BlueMoonset: sure, easy. Done. If you ever want to get around to using OneClickArchiver, the script you need to add to your common.js can be found here: User:Equazcion/OneClickArchiver — Maile (talk) 11:06, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Website return[edit]

Hi Maile. Just wanted you to know that the Audie Murphy Website has finally come back up after 6 months of being out of commission. I checked some of the links in the main WP article and they all seem to be fine now. Good things come to those who wait....and wait! Roam41 (talk) 20:52, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

HOORAY! Thanks for letting me know! — Maile (talk) 21:31, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Kalākaua's 1874–75 state visit to the United States/GA1[edit]

Can you address the issues on Talk:Kalākaua's 1874–75 state visit to the United States/GA1? KAVEBEAR (talk) 15:24, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

@KAVEBEAR: I'll have a look and see what needs to be done. You've done pretty good. I may have go through the sources on some of it, because it's been about a year since I did any of the research. — Maile (talk) 16:32, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 October 2019[edit]

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Thank you[edit]

For the rev/deletions. Much appreciated. 2601:188:180:B8E0:65F5:930C:B0B2:CD63 (talk) 02:44, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

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Thank you for closing the “Whistle Blower” thread in the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry. Is it okay if I remove my violation template so it won’t show up in the violations category?

E Super Maker (😲 shout) 14:44, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

I removed it for you. — Maile (talk) 16:22, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

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Teriitaria II[edit]

Can you merge the history of the User:KAVEBEAR/Teriitaria II with Teriitaria II? KAVEBEAR (talk) 19:47, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

@KAVEBEAR: I have never done a history merge, and am not familiar with how that process works. Let's see if @Anthony Appleyard: is available to do a merge for you. If he's not available, you can list a request at Requests for history merge— Maile (talk) 21:17, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 November 2019[edit] (2019)[edit]

Can you help me clip these newspaper articles: ? Just clip the entire page. Thanks. I seem to have lost my Publisher Extra access again. I forgot how I got my access back again last time. Do you know who should I talk to? I submitted another renewal request through the Wikipedia Library but don't remember if that did the trick last time. KAVEBEAR (talk) 22:48, 1 December 2019 (UTC) is where you go to and login renew your application. I think I can clip what you need. There's are 5 items there, 1 of which is a duplicate. — Maile (talk) 23:18, 1 December 2019 (UTC)
  • "Kalikimaka Is Word for Christmas in Hawaii". The Honolulu Advertiser. December 25, 1950. p. 23.
  • NOTE: This one is duplicated in the Advertiser of the same date

@KAVEBEAR: I guess I only partly read your message about renewal. FYI, @Cameron11598: is the person who last assisted me when I renewed. If you see instructions on his user page, he says you can email him. — Maile (talk) 00:27, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

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