Talk:Bill Wilson (activist)

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Article created Nov 2009[edit]

Needs a picture; if anyone has one to upload to Wikimedia Commons, please put the picture's exact filename here on this page so it can be included in the Wikipedia article. Thanx. Also need to know accurate birthday. --Tomwsulcer (talk) 20:02, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Don't understand "notability" tag[edit]

There are references about this person in prominent publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle. Bill Wilson is clearly quoted; his organization is a factor in American politics. I ask that the editor who placed the "notability" tag kindly explain their reasoning?--Tomwsulcer (talk) 01:18, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

You're quite right that this person seems to be notable - it was a bit harsh of me to add the notability tag. This was added to the dab page 3 times while it was an invalid link, despite me reverting it and giving the policy and a link to the guidelines, explaining why it didn't belong there. I therefore came to this page half expecting it to be spam, based on experience. I was unsure from reading it if the individual was notable enough for an article, or just the organisation. However, it is a well-referenced article and it was quite right to remove the tag. Boleyn3 (talk) 07:05, 17 November 2009 (UTC)`

Fair enough. When I put the redlink on the disamb page, I included a reference pointing to BW in a prominent publication; I didn't know about policy of "no references in disamb pages" or the policy of "prefer no redlinks" in disamb pages. Still learning. Thanks for your explanation.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 13:51, 17 November 2009 (UTC)


Please don't remove the disambiguation link without an explanation of this choice. Destruction of parts of articles is considered by some to be WP:VANDALISM please refrain.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 12:08, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

I removed the dablink because I didn't see how someone could accidentally end up at Bill Wilson (Americans for Limited Government) looking for another Bill Wilson; I checked and there were no redirects leading here where someone might end up redirected wrongly either. To suggest it would be seen as vandalism is a bit harsh; in my edit summary (which is not expected to be fully comprehensive), I put the most important part of my edits - the bit it was far more likely someone would object to. Boleyn3 (talk) 16:27, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Oh. Good explanation. I didn't think of it that way. The way I had thought about it was: Bill Wilson is a common name, and whoever ended up here might have ended up here by mistake, and therefore a link to the disamb page would make sense. But your explanation makes sense too, thank you; (but it would have helped if you had explained why on the edit summary line.) Wondering why you applied the "notability" tag?--Tomwsulcer (talk) 16:51, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Anti Semitic Remarks[edit]

I do not see the relevance of the NBC Email controversy to Bill Wilson. The sited materials are quoted saying "The most likely explanation is that someone punk'd them. But who? And how?" and "Americans For Limited Government (But Only When There's A Democratic President)." The one credible source does not treat it as news worthy and the other is clearly a bias source and should be omitted at best. WikiChallenge (talk) 12:54, 09 December 2011 (UTC)