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I edited this article mainly because I stumbled across the story of the earl's succession and found it fascinating. Since he is a DJ of some renown (see the links in the article), I think he should be in the appropriate DJ categories. However, he is known as "nick ac" in the techno world, not "Shaftesbury", so I'm not sure how he should be sorted. I defaulted to sorting on "Shaftesbury" as for other categories, but I wonder if a "nick ac" entry, redirecting here, might be more suitable for categorization. However, categorizing a redirect would seem to not be good form for Wikipedia. I won't be monitoring this closely, so anyone who has a solution, please go ahead! GeoGreg 22:11, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Dealt with by creating a small parallel article for his DJ name so that it would list correctly in the category lists and linking that back to this article. --DavidCane 01:07, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
I received the image [[File:St Giles House Dorset.png]] from Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury with a request to switch out the image of the house. I have explained that there are no guarantees that the image will be retained in the article beyond my initial revision. I have no personal preference. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Cind.amuse 03:53, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
Philanthropic section is definately non-notable.
Article is somewhat suspect - seems to be rather too much fluff in it. London marathon paragraph / DJing section / desert race information: one gets the feeling that much has been added here to beef up the article. Not exactly a household name in dance music circles... One of course understands the notional notability of members of the peerage: however, this Ashley-Cooper doesn't seem to warrant such a large article. Often men like Asley-Cooper ride along on the coat-tails of their forebears - and the article is arguably a case in point. Much of it is not exactly notable achievements. Finished 29th in some race? Reads like an ad or a business pitch. A more notable figure could perhaps be Ashley's godfather, Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, whose article on Wikipedia is much shorter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Grosvenor,_6th_Duke_of_Westminster— Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 17:13, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
I'm inclined to agree that undue weight is currently being afforded to this information, and that it could do with being pared down. Feel free to do so yourself. Some information should be retained, and source references shouldn't be removed if they're within policy. -- Trevj (talk · contribs) 10:48, 16 January 2014 (UTC)