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Disambiguation link notification for September 10[edit]

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Hi Mike. I am planning on running Asimov's Science Fiction as the TFA for 1 Novemeber. I wondered if you fancied doing the draft blurb? Cheers. Gog the Mild (talk) 20:06, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I never mind who does them, but I know you're always busy so I'll be happy to take it on. I'll ping you when I have a draft. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 20:46, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Gog, I've drafted a version; if that looks OK I'll add back the wikilinks. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 21:18, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am not even going to ask why you took them out.
"but Asimov defended". Most readers will not recognise the name, and anyway you haven't explained his relationship to the magazine. Maybe "but the magazine defended".
I am unsure why Bears is singled out as for mention as an example of an award winning story, but I would cut it.
Any thoughts re an image? Gog the Mild (talk) 21:26, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have become so used to the visual editor that copyediting text with markup in it annoys me, so I automatically paste text into a local text editor to work with if it's not in article space. There is a workaround to enable VE in other namespaces that I really ought to remember to use more often. Anyway, changes made; Bisson was just the last named story left over after I cut, so no reason in particular and I agree it should go. How does that look? Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 21:46, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
For an image, how about the current editor, Sheila Williams: File:Sheila Williams Photo.jpg, or the most famous editor, Gardner Dozois: File:GardnerDozoisCW98 wb (cropped).jpg? Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 21:52, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's great Mike. Thanks, appreciated. Gog the Mild (talk) 22:05, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Source assistance[edit]

Hi Mike, hope you're well. I've been working on "The Day Before the Revolution", and I'd like to add contemporary magazine reviews; but I'm really struggling to find some. ISFDB does not list any reviews for the major anthologies it was included it: [1], [2], [3]. I thought this rather odd; surely there must have been a couple of reviews? Any advice would be appreciated. Vanamonde (Talk) 22:03, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The reviews on ISFDB are listed under the title, not the publication -- the title pages are here, here, and here. Easy mistake to make -- I only know this because I used to be an editor there. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 22:15, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Aah. Confusing indeed, but thank you, this is more than enough to explore. I think I recall you saying you've given most of your magazine collections away; but is there any chance you have the April or May 1977 issues of Galaxy, or the June 1977 F&SF? Vanamonde (Talk) 03:56, 11 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry, no -- I've sold every single one, except the Unknowns. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 10:28, 11 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks anyhow, and I'll keep that in mind for the future. Vanamonde (Talk) 16:44, 11 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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GA Renomination process?[edit]

Hi Mike. Since you have reviewed Thwaites Glacier for me, and run the GA notification bot, I think it's only natural to ask you if there are any differences between nominating an article that has never been GA before, and an article which was a GA once, but then lost its status. I am looking to nominate global dimming, which was apparently a GA between 2007 and 2020, when it got delisted. Is there anything specific I would need to do or keep in mind? Cheers. InformationToKnowledge (talk) 09:57, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The only thing I would suggest is to read the delisting and make sure everything there is addressed. Other than that it's exactly as if the article had never been a GA. Good luck with it! Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 11:14, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! And indeed, that article was awfully outdated and poorly structured when I started working on it earlier this year! Every observation made during that delisting rings true to what I found then: after weeks of editing, the article is in a different state, and none of this should hold it back now. InformationToKnowledge (talk) 15:37, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Asimov's Science Fiction scheduled for TFA[edit]

This is to let you know that the above article has been scheduled as today's featured article for 1 November 2023. 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/November 1, 2023, or to make comments on other matters concerning the scheduling of this article at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/November 2023. I suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors from the day before this appears on Main Page. Thanks and congratulations on your work. Gog the Mild (talk) 13:17, 30 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks! Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 13:39, 30 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]