User talk:Thomas Bull

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Hi Thomas. I finally got around to creating the 2015 eligibility list article stub. Sorry to take so long! Feel free to create future years' articles yourself. — JEREMY 08:35, 1 July 2014 (CDT)

Hi Thomas. Just noticed all the new stuff you've added recently. If you find you need additional permissions etc., please contact me. Also, if you figure we need to update Mediawiki, or add extensions (eg. a mobile theme), let me know and we can discuss/work on stuff. (I'm not sure of your technical background—whether you know your way around a LAMP stack, for example.) Anyway, let me know. — JEREMY 17:55, 14 March 2017 (CDT)

Hi Thomas. There has been some discussion on the Natcon committee list about adding information about the State from which creators originate to the listings (which would help simplify things for the Tin Ducks and the Chronos Awards). Do you have any thoughts about how that would best be done? — JEREMY 00:43, 4 April 2018 (CDT)

Hi, Jeremy. The eligibility criteria for the Tin Duck Awards and the Chronos Awards are in terms of where creators reside rather than where they originated from. Back when I was helping to compile eligibility lists for the Chronos Awards, I found it useful to have a list of Australian authors with residency information (at the level of Australian state or territory or non-Australian country). That list of authors, which used to be on the Continuum Foundation wiki, is now on c. There's probably some out-of-date information, but the list also has some links that could help with verification. --Thomas Bull 10:36, 7 April 2018 (CDT)
As for modifying the eligibility list for the Ditmar Awards, perhaps a fancy footnote symbol signifying "believed to also be eligible for a Tin Duck Award" could be placed at the ends of some lines. --Thomas Bull 02:04, 8 April 2018 (CDT)
Ah yes, residence, rather than origin: an important distinction (and one which makes eligibility harder to determine). Thanks for pointing out Fancyclopedia's list! Very useful. Your suggestion re. a "fancy footnote symbol" is a sound one. (I wonder whether there's a template/thingie to remove all but those lines marked in such a way.) I'll take all that back to the Standing Committee for their consideration. — JEREMY 23:49, 10 April 2018 (CDT)