Talk:Jimmy Wales

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Former good article nominee Jimmy Wales was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Jimmy's Birthdate[edit]

Several sources (Including Jimmy himself recently on Radio 4) cite the currently shown birth date (August 7) as incorrect. A link on his own blog (specifically on this page: (http://jimmywales.com/2007/08/08/my-birthdate/)) (http://blog.oregonlive.com/siliconforest/2007/07/on_wikipedia_and_its_founders.html) says that his birth date is, in fact, August 8.

My edit adding that Wales' birthday may have been the seventh was recently reverted, so as per WP:BRD I am coming here, and in support of my view that Wales' birthday may be either the 7th or 8th I am citing this article in the Guardian, which says, "The man even has two birthdays – his mother maintained he was born on 7 August 1966, but his passport states 8 August." Conversely, Encyclopedia Britannica listed August 7 as his birth date a few years ago, [1] but has since changed it to the 8th. [2] Also, the Encyclopedia of Alabama says he was born on the 8th. [3] So I think the best compromise is to list "August 7 or 8" as his birth date. Jinkinson talk to me 11:42, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
Jimmy has had some fun with the ambiguity in the past, but there's no reason to indulge it now: he was born on 7 August, and we have reliable sources which say so, Geometry guy 00:27, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Political and economic views section[edit]

I was initially intending to only update the article in relation to Wales's comments on the ECJ ruling and, as I have not edited this page before, I realized that the "Views" section that is most suitable was in a substandard state. The order was not chronological, an unnecessary one-sentence paragraph had been inserted (the paragraph needed elaboration and the content to do so is available), and the grammar, syntax and diction needed improvement. When I opened the edit window, I realized that hidden content was guiding editors in regard to the placement of content and I initially adhered to these "headings". However, after a while, it occurred to me that these hidden guides would work better as visible subheadings and would not only create greater clarity, but would also improve the quality of the article. So, I have used the original wording of the hidden content to create subheadings and also created a separate subsection for the ECJ topic, as Wales is very vocal and passionate about the matter, and it seems highly likely that he will be commenting further on the topic in the future. I am not trying to sabotage the Jimmy Wales Wikipedia page in any way, so please engage with my Talk comment for the purpose of further refining this article.--Soulparadox (talk) 08:46, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

That looks pretty good, thanks for doing it. Jinkinson talk to me 11:46, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 July 2014[edit]

I want insert new photos and informations about Wales. Ma2xlon (talk) 00:24, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

You need to make a specific request. What photos and information do you want to insert? You have to share that here, and then someone will decide if they think it's a good edit to make on your behalf. --Onorem (talk) 02:21, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Reference link broken[edit]

The reference link to the "Canadian pundit" story is broken. Should be: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canadian-pundit-wikipedia-founder-in-messy-breakup-1.729627 I cannot edit this article because it's protected. - 2601:B:BB80:E0:354F:8455:C296:78D2 (talk) 13:50, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

"wikipedia isn't perfect, but its model is sound" FOR JIMMY WALES, CO-FOUNDER[edit]

Can I suggest that you two guys read Professor John Naughton's excellent article in "THE OBSERVER" of 10.08.14? If it helps you understand it, I can get it translated into Belgian (French or Walloon?) and into Dutch? I use both Wikipedia and ODNB and both are equally 'intransigent': "unwilling or refusing to change one's views or to agree about something. synonyms: uncompromising, inflexible, unbending, unyielding, diehard, unshakable, unwavering, resolute, rigid, unaccommodating, uncooperative, stubborn, obstinate, obdurate, pigheaded, single-minded, iron-willed, stiff-necked"; intransigeant; onverzettelijk: in french/dutch?

I CAN DEBATE THE SHORTCOMINGS OF WIKIPEDIA UNTIL (AS WE SAY IN COLLOQUIAL ENGLISH) "THE COWS COME HOME", BUT THERE IS NO COMPLETE AGREEMENT ANYWHERE IN THE ACADEMIC WORLD AS TO WHO EXACTLY CONSTITUTED THE BLOOMSBURY GROUP, SO ALL THE MEMBERS ARE A MATTER OF OPINION AND NOT FACT GUYS.

WHAT IS CERTAIN IS THAT A SIGNIFICANT PROPORTION OF MALE MEMBERS WERE CAMBRIDGE APOSTLES.

Understand the above points and we may have the basis for further discussion? Otherwise....2.27.131.74 (talk) 19:23, 21 August 2014 (UTC)