User talk:Wehwalt

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I shouldn't assume[edit]

I'm pretty sure I know the answer - but I'll ask. Would you consider running for Arbcom? I know you enjoy doing content work, but I think you'd be good in the big chair too. — Ched (talk) 04:54, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

I'm honored to be asked, but I think it's no. I think I'm better placed doing what I do.--Wehwalt (talk) 06:32, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
You'd have my support if you change your mind. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 10:48, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for that.--Wehwalt (talk) 12:21, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Ched, did you ask RexxS? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 04:19, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Books & Bytes – Issue 35, July – August 2019[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 35, July – August 2019

  • Wikimania
  • We're building something great, but..
  • Wikimedia and Libraries User Group update
  • A Wikibrarian's story
  • Bytes in brief

Read the full newsletter

On behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:58, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you[edit]

Cscr-featured.svg The Featured Article Barnstar
It's been many years (and many successful FA nominations) since you last received one of these. - ZLEA T\C 20:22, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
Much obliged, thank you.--Wehwalt (talk) 20:28, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you ...[edit]

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.. for improving articles in September! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:20, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you today for Simon Hatley, "a man who shot an albatross that became famous in literary history. Whether he deserved it or not, I don't know, but it's why he is remembered."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:42, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

You're welcome. Someone else's problem for a while!--Wehwalt (talk) 09:58, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
Thank you today for McKinley Birthplace Memorial dollar, "another commemorative for which there were high expectations, but it sold badly. It did make McKinley the first person to appear on two different U.S. coins, for whatever that's worth. They're worth a pretty penny today."! - The Ring was outstanding, remember Wehwalt well, - the singer's birthday is tomorrow, watch for DYK ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:04, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

WikiProject Numismatics newsletter - October 2019[edit]

Administrators' newsletter – October 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2019).

Guideline and policy news

  • Following a discussion, a new criterion for speedy category renaming was added: C2F: One eponymous article, which applies if the category contains only an eponymous article or media file, provided that the category has not otherwise been emptied shortly before the nomination. The default outcome is an upmerge to the parent categories.

Technical news

  • As previously noted, tighter password requirements for Administrators were put in place last year. Wikipedia should now alert you if your password is less than 10 characters long and thus too short.



  • The Community Tech team has been working on a system for temporarily watching pages, and welcomes feedback.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:55, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Review for Japanese battleship Yashima?[edit]

I'd be grateful if you could spare the time to review Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Japanese battleship Yashima/archive1 as I had a coordinator request a reviewer from outside MilHist. I thought of you as you've reviewed many of my FACs before and am familiar with my style. If not, I'll put out a more general request; just let me know one way or another.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 17:52, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

That's fine. I'll do it today or tomorrow.--Wehwalt (talk) 17:55, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
That would be most excellent. Dunno why Old Spanish Trail half dollar still languishes, but I added a few comments there in the hopes that it will be promoted soon.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 17:56, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for those, I'll gt to them in the same time frame. I've been wondering if I should start keeping stats on promotion speed and seeing if there's a problem.--Wehwalt (talk) 18:05, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
I think that one of the coordinators is on a semi-break right now, so I'm not sure how much good that would do. Kinda frustrating for us high-volume nominators, though.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 18:49, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Presidential succession[edit]

Hey- I am currently trying to have a discussion about including this kind of note on the talk page of LBJ- please share your thoughts there if interested. Geographyinitiative (talk) 05:33, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Shouldn't it go someplace with broader applicability?--Wehwalt (talk) 06:12, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

2019 US Banknote Contest[edit]

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November-December 2019

There are an estimated 30,000 different varieties of United States banknotes, yet only a fraction of these are represented on Wikimedia Commons in the form of 2D scans. Additionally, Colonial America, the Confederate States, the Republic of Texas, multiple states and territories, communities, and private companies have issued banknotes that are in the public domain today but are absent from Commons.

In the months of November and December, WikiProject Numismatics will be running a cross-wiki upload-a-thon, the 2019 US Banknote Contest. The goal of the contest is to increase the number of US banknote images available to content creators on all Wikimedia projects. Participants will claim points for uploading and importing 2D scans of US banknotes, and at the end of the contest all will receive awards. Whether you want to claim the Gold Wiki or you just want to have fun, all are invited to participate.

If you do not want to receive invitations to future US Banknote Contests, follow the instructions here

Sent by ZLEA at 23:29, 19 October 2019 (UTC) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk)


Hello, if and when you have time, I would really appreciate your input at my current FAC, which is currently lacking reviews. FrB.TG (talk) 15:33, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

I'll take a look at it.--Wehwalt (talk) 15:35, 21 October 2019 (UTC)