User:Eastmain

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Eastmain (talkcontribs)[edit]

On being a good example[edit]

I like to fix articles that are in danger of being deleted, and I wish that more editors would do the same thing. The fact that an article can be deleted under the deletion policy does not mean that it should be. Even a copyvio can often be cut down to a stub and then expanded using reliable sources found at Google News and http://accessmylibrary.com

Copyright problems with logos[edit]

If you notice that an organization's logo has been uploaded to Wikipedia with incorrect or inadequate information, there is an alternative to flagging the image for deletion. You can correct the problem byadding {{Non-free logo}} and a fair use rationale to the file's page. This way, Wikipedia can legitimately continue to use the logo in the article about the organization to which the logo belongs, and an administrator doesn't need to delete the file. You may find Wikipedia:FurMe a convenient way to add a fair use rationale to the page.

Alternatives to speedy tags[edit]

I find that it helps to take a little more time with each article to see what references might exist and whether the topic is discussed elsewhere on Wikipedia. A lot of good articles start off in pretty weak shape, but sometimes an unimpressive article can be expanded to something worthwhile.
My other thought is that there are alternatives to speedy tags. If something doesn't unambiguously qualify as {{csd-a7}}, for example, it can be tagged {{notability}}, and you can add a note on the talk page indicating what ought to be done, and perhaps post a note on the appropriate WikiProject talk page asking for someone to expand the article. And if the topic is notable, I will try to cure the problems with the article, or at least add a reference. And sometimes an article on someone who isn't individually notable (Nick Sheridan, for example) that has been tagged {{csd-a7}} can be turned into an appropriate redirect.

Finding significant coverage[edit]

You may be able to access additional databases of articles from reliable sources through your local library's website. Many libraries subscribe to various databases that can be accessed through their website, but only by people with a valid library card number. You can also search for references at http://www.findarticles.com or http://www.accessmylibrary.com I hope this will allow you to use the phrase I like to use in AFD discussions: "Keep. I added some references."

Nobles and inherent notability[edit]

This was written as part of the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Agnes of Anhalt-Dessau.

Outside of situations where the holder of a title of notability was automatically included in their country's parliament (as was historically true for members of the peerage of the United Kingdom and its predecessor countries), I agree that notability is not inherent in a noble title. But WP:NOTINHERITED can be misleading. People with the advantages that come with being born into a country's nobility (education, wealth, connections, sometimes high military rank) are likelier than most to do things that will make them notable. Finding the evidence of that notability for someone who died a long time ago can be difficult, though, particularly for people outside the English-speaking world. I found out about Agnes of Anhalt-Dessau's book from a brief reference in the Los Angeles Times, for example, and at first I couldn't find it in a library catalog because I was looking under the English-language title (the book was published in German and later in Italian, but apparently not in English). Still, because members of the nobility historically received the kind of attention that movie stars do today, there is still some chance of establishing notability for them.

Many articles on people like Agnes of Anhalt-Dessau start out as if they were copied from a genealogy book. This fact shouldn't distract us from the possibility that notability by Wikipedia standards can be established, and should probably discourage us from tagging such an article for deletion without a careful search.

I would also say that someone who is created a noble, rather than acquiring a title by birth or marriage, is almost certainly notable both for other accomplishments and from the media coverage that the title's creation would have caused.

Liverpool Media Academy[edit]

No problem, I'll keep it on my watchlist and check back on it tomorrow :) Willdow (Talk) 17:26, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Awards![edit]

I'm not a barnstar kind of guy, but...[edit]

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I, Keeper, award User:Eastmain with this star for saving Incheol shin from speedy demise. Assuming the AfD goes well, you should consider this article as one that you've created...Great work!-- Keeper | 76 | Disclaimer 19:07, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
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I, Eco Lee Tage, award User:Eastmain with this star for saving Ocean Forest Hotel from deletion. Please present this barnstar at the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce to claim your free weekend getaway :) Ecoleetage (talk) 00:14, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
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I, Brewcrewer, award User:Morhange and User:Eastmain with this star for saving Walter Donald Douglas from deletion. Great work!--brewcrewer (yada, yada) 00:15, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
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I, Accounting4Taste, award User:Eastmain with this star for saving Petro Rabigh from speedy demise. You rescued this one by creating it essentially from scratch (after the original was speedied for being a copyright violation) when no one else was going to take the trouble to work on it. Well done! Accounting4Taste:talk 03:20, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
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I, Itemirus, award User:Eastmain with this star for saving Cassa depositi e prestiti from deletion. Thanx m8 ;-) --Itemirus (talk) 22:07, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
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I, Fireaxe888 award User:Eastmain with this barnstar for saving Oypa from deletion.Hope the AFD makes it through! ----Fireaxe888 (talk) 06:33, 25 July 2008 (UTC)


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I, Howdychicken award User:Eastmain with this barnstar for saving Krider Performing Arts Center from deletion. Thanks so much! -- Howdychicken [Talk to me] 03:07, 8 February 2009 (UTC)


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I, Vinod.Krishnadas award User:Eastmain with this barnstar for saving Ustad Rais Khan from deletion. Good on you! ----Vinod Krishnadas Nov 15, 09.
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I, Steve03Mills award User:Eastmain with this barnstar for saving Louisville Astronomical Society from deletion. Thank You! ----Steve03Mills (talk) Dec 22, 2009.
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I, Sulmues, award Eastmain with this star for saving Rexhep Demi Azis Tahir Ajdonati, Veli Gërra, Jakup Veseli, Zenel bej Begolli, Dervish bej Ipeku, Hajdin bej Draga, Bedri bej Ipeku, Dhimitër Zografi, Zyhdi Efendi Vlora, and Taq Tutulani from AFD. Since the AFD went well, all these articles are to be considered as if you own them...Thank you for your helping Wikipedia be a better place!-- sulmues> (talk)--Sulmues 15:05, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Star for you![edit]

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Thanks for saving Information Resources Management College! NuclearWarfare (talk) 01:03, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for recent follow-up----Clive Sweeting

Thanks for saving my page. You are a Wiki HERO----Suyambuvel [Emmess2005]

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tagging articles[edit]

Hi. I have been doing quite a bit of work on wikifying articles and a number of articles i have expanded using google et al. When a page is next to empty (and has been since 2009) I feel that its up to the author to do something about it. Just my 2c Gbawden (talk) 13:52, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Flooding in Toronto[edit]

Flooding in Dufferin Street underpass below railway tracks just north of Queen Street, seen looking north from just south of Queen Street. A partially submerged automobile can be seen in the northbound lanes. A police officer keeps traffic from entering the flooded area and the portion of Queen Street just east of the intersection, which is also flooded.