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27 December 2019

Yoga Body has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Yoga in Britain[edit]

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Socks[edit]

I've reverted the sock but that reverted you also. You're welcome to use their talk page but creating a new account would just be creating a new sock and I or another Checkuser will find out. It's not hard. And as I told the IP, WP:DUCK shows whose sock they are. No one knows their real identity. Doug Weller talk 15:04, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

Very good. Chiswick Chap (talk) 15:09, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Group selection[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Group selection[edit]

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Fishy business[edit]

Do you fancy involving yourself in any fishy business? I came across the article Saltwater fish and I thought how feeble, and even inaccurate, the article was. Then I looked at Freshwater fish (US bias) and met Groundfish, a term I had not come across before, but which could redirect to Demersal fish. It seems to me that the topics are notable but these articles are ripe for improvement. What do you think? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:30, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

I have redirected Groundfish immediately, it's an open-and-shut case (like an anglerfish's mouth!). I'll give you a hand with the others. Chiswick Chap (talk) 09:40, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Ii's one thing looking at an article like Saltwater fish and thinking it feeble, but when I consider improving it, I find the idea unattractive. There are some perfectly respectable articles such as Deep sea fish, Demersal fish and Pelagic fish. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:31, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Cwmhiraeth Yes, perhaps AfD is the place for it really. Would you fancy working on Neuroptera instead? Chiswick Chap (talk) 20:34, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Preferring pests, I have my eye on Mealybug and Scale insect, but could probably bring myself to work on Neuroptera. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:43, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Well let's start on Scale insect then! Chiswick Chap (talk) 20:47, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for your recent edits on Tolkien topics such as this (I got there via your comment on the Wetwang redirect deletion discussion). It is reassuring that some people are aware of and willing to include the academic and literary responses to Tolkien in the articles (I should have done work on this years ago, and now no longer really have the time). There has always been a tension between that content and the 'in-universe' content (not to mention the 'real-world' things such as films, games and so on). Thank you also for your comments here and this edit. About the latter, I am still a bit shocked at the comment here, which was repeated at the discussion here (which has petered out but you may want to contribute). I agree that "The overkill here is not the pace of deletion discussions, but the amount of articles that exist on fictional beings who have never had any significant scholarly analysis.", but I was a bit taken aback at the strong opinions being expressed by those who (by what they say) show they are not that familiar with Tolkien's works. Hopefully the end result of this will be articles that have more content of the sort you have recently added. Carcharoth (talk) 16:32, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Thank you very much, it's appreciated. I wish there were other editors interested in the literary and academic side; clearly there have been some in the past, but there seem to be very few of us today, so the "notability" discussions seem to be tending towards the ill-informed, as you indicate. I will try to save what can reasonably be saved, not least by improving some of the articles which should have been decently worked on years ago. Instead, they are mostly in-universe and adorned with fancruft, with refs only to JRRT: this last presumably was felt to guarantee their survival as if God himself had blessed them... Chiswick Chap (talk) 19:18, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Science of yoga[edit]

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