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Adrianne Wadewitz

English: Happy Adrianne Wadewitz award

I keep looking around for Adrianne Wadewitz ; and you are her !

please look around, and if you see her, give this award !

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No climbing the Reichstag dressed as Spider-Man

English: Happy Scaling the Reichstag event
We are so glad to have met you, and look forward to more mass deletion events !

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Wikimedia Buzz Saw

English: Happy anniversary Cultural Buzz Saw event
We are so glad to have met you, and look forward to improving the cultural buzzsaw !

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Ten Year Society

English: Happy anniversary Ten Year Society old-timer
We are so glad to have met you, and remember the time to improve wikimedia begins with the first decade!

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Wiki Loves Pyramids award

English: thank you for your participation in the Wiki Loves Pyramids event
We are so glad to have met you, and remember the journey of improving wikimedia begins with a thousand steps !
Slowking4 †@1₭ 15:07, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

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Grumpy Cat social media award

English: thank you for your participation in the social media event
We are so glad to have met you, and look forward to working with you at many more fun exercises !
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Augean Stables labor

English: thank you for your participation in the Augean Stables - vocabulary event
We are so glad to have met you, and look forward to working with you at many more fun mouth washing exercises !
Slowking4 †@1₭ 15:07, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

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w:Fabius Cunctator iudicium

English: thank you for your participation in the Cunctator - vocabulary event
We are so glad to have met you, and look forward to working with you at many more fun warty lip exercises !
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w:Wodewose Award

English: thank you for your participation in the Wodewose - wild man event
We are so glad to have met you, and look forward to working with you at many more fun wild events!
Slowking4 †@1₭ 15:07, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

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Personality Right Feedback

English: Hi, if you are the subject of this photographer, sorry. The poor quality is a reflection of the photographer. You have certain rights that vary by jurisdiction. see Commons:Personality rights, and Commons:Photographs of identifiable people. If you would like the photo deleted, please email the photographer by using the email this user link on the left hand menu, or leave a message on the talk page. Most probably it can be deleted, (except if in use in wikipedia).

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w:Anna Brassey Sunbeam Award

English: thank you for your participation in the Wikipedia:WikiProject Ships

We are so glad to have met you, and look forward to working with you at many more fun wild events!

Aaargh! mateys yo heave ho, for the wind is free.
Slowking4 †@1₭ 15:07, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

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Statistics Edit-a-thon Award

English: thank you for your participation in the DC Statistics Edit-a-thon
We are so glad to have met you, and look forward to working with you at many more fun wild events!
Slowking4 †@1₭ 15:07, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

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Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type Award

English: Thank you for your participation in the Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type deletionathon, April 17 and 18, 2013!
We are so glad to have met you, and look forward to working with you at many more fun deletion events!
Slowking4 †@1₭ 15:07, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know Award

English: Thank you for your interaction with an acolyte of George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron !
We are so glad to have met you, and look forward to working with you at many more fun events!
Slowking4 †@1₭ 15:07, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

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Upload with Caution

English: Upload images of this artist with caution. Many of their works are pre-1978 without a copyright notice, and hence are in the public domain.

Check the SIRIS database for details [1]. See also Commons:Public art and copyrights in the US.

If the artwork is more recent then upload to english wikipedia with a fair use rationale here. [2]

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Thank you for your participation in Wikipedia Loves Libraries: George Washington University, Global Resources Center; Labor History Research Center October 20 and 27, 2012! We are so glad to have met you, and look forward to working with you at many more fun GLAM events! Slowking4†@1₭ 18 October 2012 (UTC)

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Thank you for your participation in Wikipedia Loves Libraries: George Washington University, Global Resources Center; Labor History Research Center October 20 and 27, 2012!

We are so glad to have met you, and look forward to working with you at many more fun GLAM events!


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Thank you for your participation in Wikipedia Loves Libraries: George Washington University, Global Resources Center; Labor History Research Center October 20 and 27, 2012!

We are so glad to have met you, and look forward to working with you at many more fun GLAM events!


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Thank you for your participation in Wikipedia Loves Libraries: George Washington University, Global Resources Center; Labor History Research Center October 20 and 27, 2012!

We are so glad to have met you, and look forward to working with you at many more fun GLAM events!


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I award you the purple barnstar with oakleaf cluster, for equanimity, under continual hounding. You have proven by your conduct, too good for this toxic culture; may you bring productivity to whatever team you grace by your efforts. Slowking4 †@1₭ 21:58, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

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I award you the Ball and Chain Barnstar, for equanimity, under willful ignorance, and cavalier disregard of the facts, by others. Slowking4 †@1₭ 21:58, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

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I award you the Exploding Christmas Tree Barnstar, for your explosive contributions, that were mostly harmless. Slowking4 †@1₭ 21:58, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

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I award you the Swinging a Big Stick Barnstar, for your home run contributions, unlike mighty Casey. Slowking4 †@1₭ 21:58, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

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I award you the Christmas Pickle Barnstar Barnstar (Weihnachtsgurke), for your lucky found contributions, may all your christmases be white. Slowking4 †@1₭ 21:58, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

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  1. Wherever possible there must be independent confirmation of the “facts.”
  2. Encourage substantive debate on the evidence by knowledgeable proponents of all points of view.
  3. Arguments from authority carry little weight — “authorities” have made mistakes in the past. They will do so again in the future. Perhaps a better way to say it is that in science there are no authorities; at most, there are experts.
  4. Spin more than one hypothesis. If there’s something to be explained, think of all the different ways in which it could be explained. Then think of tests by which you might systematically disprove each of the alternatives. What survives, the hypothesis that resists disproof in this Darwinian selection among “multiple working hypotheses,” has a much better chance of being the right answer than if you had simply run with the first idea that caught your fancy.
  5. Try not to get overly attached to a hypothesis just because it’s yours. It’s only a way station in the pursuit of knowledge. Ask yourself why you like the idea. Compare it fairly with the alternatives. See if you can find reasons for rejecting it. If you don’t, others will.
  6. Quantify. If whatever it is you’re explaining has some measure, some numerical quantity attached to it, you’ll be much better able to discriminate among competing hypotheses. What is vague and qualitative is open to many explanations. Of course there are truths to be sought in the many qualitative issues we are obliged to confront, but finding them is more challenging.
  7. If there’s a chain of argument, every link in the chain must work (including the premise) — not just most of them.
  8. Occam’s Razor. This convenient rule-of-thumb urges us when faced with two hypotheses that explain the data equally well to choose the simpler.
  9. Always ask whether the hypothesis can be, at least in principle, falsified. Propositions that are untestable, unfalsifiable are not worth much. Consider the grand idea that our Universe and everything in it is just an elementary particle — an electron, say — in a much bigger Cosmos. But if we can never acquire information from outside our Universe, is not the idea incapable of disproof? You must be able to check assertions out. Inveterate skeptics must be given the chance to follow your reasoning, to duplicate your experiments and see if they get the same result. [3]

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