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'History of fantasy' article[edit]

Greetings, Mike Christie. I saw from the archive of the Talk page for this article that last year you were involved in helping catalyse its development. On the active Talk page, I've been having a go at redrafting the current lead. Grateful for your thoughts on both the content and how to move forward towards a consensus. Thank you. — Protalina (talk) 20:00, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hi -- I was commenting there because at the time I think it was called something like "Tolkien and the history of fantasy", and I felt it was more of a general history of fantasy; if I recall correctly we ended up doing either a move or a split. Chiswick Chap would remember, probably, as I think he was the primary author. I don't think I have time to get more involved in the article -- it's a big topic (and I'm glad you're taking it on) and I have a lot of content work on my plate already. There must be a ton of scholarship out there that would need to be gone through to write the article properly. I do have it on my watchlist and will keep an eye on it in case I feel like I can chip in. Sorry I can't be more help, but best of luck with the article. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 20:52, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hi -- Thanks!
Protalina (talk) 12:37, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

TFA blurbs[edit]

Hi Mike. Both Munsey's Magazine and The Spider (magazine) are up for TFA in June. Do you fancy having a crack at draft blurbs? Gog the Mild (talk) 11:27, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I've done a first draft for each at around 1300-1400 characters; I always find it hard to take out the last couple of sentences because I have a hard time seeing what others would find less useful. Can you do the last bit of trimming? Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 12:32, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sure. Thanks. Give me a few hours. Gog the Mild (talk) 13:25, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Just looked at the diff for Munsey's and that looks perfect. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 15:00, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Spider is also done. See what you think. Gog the Mild (talk) 16:39, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Added a couple of words back; is that OK? Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 16:40, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Looks good to me. Thanks again. Gog the Mild (talk) 17:11, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

In appreciation[edit]

The Bright Idea Award
By the authority vested in me by myself I present you with this award in recognition of your numerous bright ideas. This award must have been invented just for you. Gog the Mild (talk) 18:52, 1 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 22:12, 1 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

FA potential?[edit]

Hey Mike, can I get a quick opinion from you? I wrote Blackrocks Brewery awhile back and fixed it up/updated it over the last few days. Does it have any FA potential? I've only written warship FAs previously, so I'm not sure if this is up to the standards there. Ed [talk] [OMT] 19:58, 1 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

From a quick glance I'd say that because it's about a business you'll get more scrutiny on reliability of sources and notability of the material you've chosen to include than you would have had on a warship FAC. If you're confident about those aspects I would expect it to do fine. If you want I can do a pre-FAC review, though that might take a few days so you might not want to wait for that. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 22:18, 1 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
There's no hurry on nominating the article! If reviewing it wouldn't take too much time, I'd love to get your thoughts. But if it's a big hassle, I could always submit it to PR. Ed [talk] [OMT] 03:26, 2 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
OK, I can probably get to it this weekend. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 10:34, 2 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

This is to let you know that the above article has been scheduled as today's featured article for 7 June 2024. Please check that the article needs no amendments. Feel free to amend the draft blurb, which can be found at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 2024, or to make comments on other matters concerning the scheduling of this article at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/June 2024. Please keep an eye on that page, as comments regarding the draft blurb may be left there by user:dying, who assists the coordinators by making suggestions on the blurbs, or by others. I also suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors from two days before the article appears on the Main Page. Thanks and congratulations on your work!—Wehwalt (talk) 14:46, 2 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Also The Spider (magazine) on June 14.--Wehwalt (talk) 18:11, 2 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
story · music · places

Today's TFA, Felix M. Warburg House, was written by Vami_IV and Epicgenius, introduced: "This article is about another of the great houses that once lined Fifth Avenue in New York. Specifically, this is the mansion of Felix M. Warburg, a Jewish financier who ignored fears of anti-Semitic reprisal to his decided to build himself a big Gothic manor in the middle of New York City. Although the Warburgs no longer remain, their legacy does: the museum is now the home of the Jewish Museum (Manhattan) and the building largely survives as they left it. It's a beautiful building and I hope you will all enjoy it."! - in memory --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:04, 10 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

today's story has a pic of a woman holding her cat, a DYK of 5 years ago - the recent pics show 2 orange tip butterflies --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:05, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

today's story mentions a concert I loved to hear and a piece I loved to sing in choir, 150 years old OTD. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:09, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Reminder to vote now to select members of the first U4C[edit]

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username change, please update the bot[edit]

hi! i recently changed my username from User:Sawyer-mcdonell to this one; User:ChristieBot says to message here to connect old GAN reviews to new usernames. thanks!!! :) Sawyer777 (talk) 21:48, 12 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Done; it should update the numbers the next time the bot updates the page. Let me know if it doesn't. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 22:09, 12 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

GA tally for new username[edit]

Hi @Mike Christie,

As with the poster immediately above, a change in username (on 18 April) appears to have caused my past nominations (as displayed here) to have disappeared. As PatrickJWelsh I brought Hegel up to GA status, and I was also co-nominator in bringing Philosophy to GA.

(If the bot can't deal with co-nominators, that's not an issue for me. I just want it to show that my next nomination is at least not my first.)

I hope this is the right place to leave this request. If not, my apologies.

Many thanks, Patrick (talk) 01:03, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hi -- yes, this is the right place to ask. I should be able to deal with the name change tomorrow; I'll ping you when it's done. There's no way to give credit for conominations, I'm afraid. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 01:30, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Patrick, this is done. The GAN page should update to show your correct number of GAs the next time the bot runs; let me know if it does not. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 10:11, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks a lot! That did it. Cheers, Patrick (talk) 14:37, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]