Talk:John Lomax

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Article text[edit]

The text of article was obtained from Library of Congress site. Darwin 22:35, 4 Feb 2005 (UTC)

...which makes the entire article a copyright violation - see here. I hate to do this to a long article, but this is straight up copy-and-paste.--DLandTALK 14:56, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
...which makes the entire article a PD copy-and-paste. LOC is a PD source and it seems to be no restrictions on that text. - Darwinek 15:02, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
I realize that LOC is a PD source, but it says pretty explicitly that written permission is required for reproduction beyond fair use or other exemptions. Am I misunderstanding something?--DLandTALK 15:23, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
I think it is PD unless otherwise stated. To quote "Library is not aware of any copyright in the materials in this collection". - Darwinek 16:52, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Merge of John Lomax III[edit]

In January 2008 it was proposed at AfD [Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ruby Terrill Lomax here] that Ruby Terrill Lomax and John Lomax III be merged back into this article. The AfD was closed as a trainwreck, with no decision for or against. Note that this is different to a close as "no consensus" which would routinely default to keep.

After the AFD, merge tags were added to John Lomax III. No comments were received in the following two months, so I have been bold and merged Lomax III into this article.

John Lomax III has limited notability other than in the context of his relationship with his grandfather. His career in musicology is interesting as an example of following in a family tradition but does not otherwise meet WP:BIO. The article falls directly within the example given at WP:MERGE - ".. parents or children of a celebrity who are otherwise unremarkable are generally covered in a section of the article on the celebrity, and can be merged there."

I also note that no opposition was expressed to the merge since it was proposed in January, which suggests it is not particularly controversial. Obviously I am happy to stand corrected and will revert the merge if there is consensus to do so. Otherwise, I think an uncontested merge proposal from two months ago, and the limited notability of Lomax III except in relation to his grandfather, indicate a merge is a correct course in this instance. Euryalus (talk) 05:44, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Lede photograph[edit]

Is that a photograph of John or Alan Lomax? Bms4880 (talk) 20:23, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Ok, the photograph was of John Lomax, Jr., the son of the article's subject. I replaced the image with a photograph of Lomax, Sr. Bms4880 (talk) 21:54, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Title of Article Should Be John A. Lomax not John Lomax[edit]

He signed his books and is always referred to as John A. Lomax or John Avery Lomax. I don't know how to fix this myself, but someone should.Mballen (talk) 04:15, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Legacy Section[edit]

The Legacy Section ends with a few paragraphs about the current activities of a descendant. IMO articles should end with the subject. With the way this article ends readers may feel as though they have been whisked away in a time machine to the 1990s . Take for example the article on Paul McCartney (The Beatles) - if that ended with the latest fashion show by Stella McCartney would you consider that a good ending?

I'll try to get back to this article at a later date to change the Legacy Section. However if you see that nothing has been done (I'm committed to other articles for the moment and may not get the time or inclination to return here) about the ending and you agree that the end needs to be refocused back to the subject then feel free to make the changes.

Sluffs (talk) 23:50, 13 August 2013 (UTC)