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DYK for Harl H. Haas, Jr.[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Thankyou :) (RevengeTimeComes (talk))

alberto yarini[edit]

Take a look. This is great information on the famous chulo/pimp Alberto Yarini thanks for grat edit. MMig (talk) 00:33, 28 July 2014 (UTC).

Help ![edit]

Sir,i need your help in adding the image" " to the page Shivam Patil ( )

PProfs of this not being a copyright violation :

1)This image is not a COPYRIGHT VIOLATION because the photographer Prakhar Gupta ( has given permission to wiki regarding the free license of the image bt a mail sent . Evidence regarding the mail being sent/received can also be produced if asked for. 2)One can also check the original image posted by the photographer himself on his Flickr account and the license used to publish it originally . URL- 3) The mail has been received by wiki and the following message has been displayed below the image. The message reads "This image was originally posted to Flickr by PrakharGupta_Lucknow at It was reviewed on 7 October 2013 by the FlickreviewR robot and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-2.0." Check the message below the image here - And uploading a image(flickr) under the license cc-by-2.0 is allowed on wiki as per rules displayed on the upload page . Thankyou — Preceding unsigned comment added by RevengeTimeComes (talkcontribs) 07:22, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Edit-athon![edit]

Portland Art Museum Mark Building - Oregon.JPG WIKI LOVES LIBRARIES 2013!
You're invited to attend the upcoming "Wiki Loves Libraries" edit-athon. The event will be held from 1–4pm on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum's Crumpacker Family Library, located on the second floor of the Museum's Mark Building (formerly the Masonic Temple). The edit-athon will focus on the local arts community (but you can work on other topics as well!). It will also kick off the Oregon Arts Project, an on-wiki initiative to improve coverage of the arts in Oregon. Details and signup here!

Hope to see you there! --Another Believer (Talk) 15:40, 7 October 2013 (UTC)


Hi AM, might you be able to assist with adding coordinates for this site? --Another Believer (Talk) 17:59, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. --Another Believer (Talk) 19:05, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

May I make a similar request for Weather Machine (sculpture)? I just nominated the article for FA status and including coordinates gets it one step closer. --Another Believer (Talk) 05:05, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks again, --Another Believer (Talk) 07:38, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

New Willamette River sub-category[edit]

In this category, are you sure you want to have Cottage Grove, Jasper, Lowell, Oakridge, and Westfir, if Cottage Grove is along the coast fork and the four others are along the middle fork? Jsayre64 (talk) 17:22, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

I'm personally not really a fan of these river/populated places cats, but if they exist they should be complete. My thoughts are that if the stream says Willamette River, it should be considered part of the river, and thus the communities along the "forks" should be in the cat. This mainly since it says they are forks. Not that I agree with the USGS as to naming as I think it would have made more sense to name these forks as other rivers and then have the Willamette start at the confluence, sort of like there is not a Rocky Mountains Fork Mississippi River, instead we call it the Missouri River, but maybe they have actual rules on this somewhere in DC. But anyway, I think the forks should be considered part of the main, but not the other non-Willamette named tributaries. But I don't have a strong attachment. Aboutmovies (talk) 20:24, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Alan Kirby[edit]

Hello, and thanks for assessing the class of the above. But when you did it, not sure what happened, but you also changed a parameter name in the {{WikiProject Football}} template to something it isn't, and removed the transclusion of a current DYK nom. I've fixed it, anyway. cheers, Struway2 (talk) 08:02, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Sorry about that, I had a similar thing happen around that time as well. I'm wondering if there was some sort of cache problem. Aboutmovies (talk) 04:36, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
That might make sense. Hope it's a one-off, then, and not an ongoing problem. cheers, Struway2 (talk) 06:10, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
For Brian Meyer (politician). Bearian (talk) 16:46, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Neutral notice[edit]

This is a neutral notice that an RfC has been opened at an article which you have edited within the past year. It is at Talk:Clint Eastwood#8 children by 6 women. --Tenebrae (talk) 14:13, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Actor cats[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Actors_and_Filmmakers#Simplifying_actor.2Factress_gendered_categories. John Pack Lambert (talk) 00:05, 30 October 2013 (UTC)


Is there a ref for the hook fact that it wasn't funded? Otherwise it looks ok? Victuallers (talk) 09:39, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes, the hook fact is in the first paragraph of the history section, which is covered by footnote #2, and in that news article it is in the fourth paragraph. Aboutmovies (talk) 14:29, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Requesting your opinion[edit]

Hi. Can you offer your opinion in this consensus discussion? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 18:09, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Tigard Public Library[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 17:18, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

"Wiki Loves Libraries" edit-athon in Vancouver, WA[edit]

Vancouver WA library with sign.jpg WIKI LOVES LIBRARIES 2013!
You are invited to attend the upcoming "Wiki Loves Libraries" edit-athon. The event will be held from 2:30–4:30pm on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Vancouver Community Library (901 C Street) in Vancouver, Washington. The edit-athon will focus on creating and expanding articles related to Vancouver and Clark County. Details and signup here!

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A kitten for you![edit]

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I hope you enjoy the encyclopaedia too

Inenglishplease (talk) 23:56, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Please enter a personalized message Inenglishplease (talk) 23:57, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for M.E. Blanton House[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for World Trade Center, Portland[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 16:02, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Gilgamesh Brewing[edit]

Saw your "this needs help" note. Is this even notable? Looks like its creator did it as a class project at Western. I'm too lazy to fix it right now so I don't want to slap a bunch of tags on it. And why wasn't I invited to the hangover breakfast? Was it at Quality Pie? Valfontis (talk) 15:06, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Hard to tell without putting some work into it. There appears to be three S-J articles on the place, which is a good start, but on their own I don't think they would be enough. Not sure if there is coverage elsewhere, such as in beer trade media, but I think it needs a few more sources. Maybe just a few tags including a notability one and then let it simmer for a few months. As to the COTM, currently we are not doing individual editor notices. We hope someone will volunteer to do them, and/or set up an automated or semi-automated process to do it. Aboutmovies (talk) 00:26, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Commons photo[edit]

Just a little something I came across while looking at the Bull Mountain article: your description of this photo does not agree with the file name. Jsayre64 (talk) 03:34, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

The shopping center is just out of sight, with the light poles you see in the parking lot. Otherwise, the description has been updated. Aboutmovies (talk) 06:06, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Gert Boyle[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:04, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Oregon)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 16:37, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Albert S. Sholes House[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:14, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

public figures[edit]

Hi, public figures go by the names that they are called by in person, or the names their institutions list them as. Referenced sources can be twisted to produce a different name, but the name requested by the subject should be used if the sources are sufficient to represent both. Jane (talk) 13:31, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Look at the history of the article and you will see I previsouly reverted the addition of his fist name until the anon editor provided a source. So, he announced in public in front of a large crowd what his first name is. Further, your note above does nothing to explain the other change you made. Please read ALL of BLP to understand it, and note all of the items are sourced, which is mostly what BLP is about. His ex-wife is also arguably a public figure given her former position, but more importantly, it was sourced. I will now revert you again, and please take point me to the discussion where the subject made this request so that it can be properly vetted and analyzed. Aboutmovies (talk) 06:27, 30 November 2013 (UTC)
It doesn't matter whether he revealed his first name or not. It is perfectly reasonable to include his first name, just not as the name in the lead. He does not go by the name anywhere except on Wikipedia, and unfortunately this causes many new.publications to use this name. As for BLPNAME, I did read this. I really question your personal involvement here, since his family is not notable, neither is his family relevant to his notability. I really don't see the added value to Wikipedia to include this, and BTW he is also not the first Afro-American president of a college or university, so there is much more wrong with this article than the names. Please remove your revert, or take the time to fix the article. Jane (talk) 13:42, 30 November 2013 (UTC)
And I'd have to question your involvement given you must be getting secret messages from the subject, since you failed to provide evidence of the complaints from the subject and his daughter. Regardless, I have a strong suspicion he or someone close to him was responsible for much of the personal info in the article, and they were also the party responsible for the "first" you mention (though note, it is qualified as first of an independent college, whatever that means). Anyway, I don't own the article, but have invested a lot of time trying to police it. As to saying it is perfectly reasonable to include his first name, that rings hollow when you removed it from everywhere. So to does your assertion that his family is not notable, which has two problems: 1) one of his wives was/is a public figure; 2) notability does not limit inclusion. BLP does to an extent, due to privacy, but the bigger picture you need to realize is this is a biography, and biographies include personal details, as that is what makes a biography. Biographies are not just mentions of a subject's notable feats, as otherwise dates of birth and where he grew up are not notable either, but they are what make for a good biography. Even before you last message, the names of the kids were removed, so hopefully that is a nice compromise. If not, please take it to the noticeboard. Aboutmovies (talk) 02:40, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, I was confused because yes, I know the subject and all his kids quite well and thought I made it clear in my editing summary that I was acting on his request, which was a perfectly reasonable one. I was under the impression that you were deliberately badmouthing him, but now I understand who you are and would like to extend thanks for policing his article since 2007. I am a bit confused why you feel one of his wives was a public figure, but I have never lived in Oregon so I don't know. I guess you weren't aware that his first name is not the name he is called by. The information about the names of his family members is not necessary on Wikipedia for his level for notability and removing that is a perfectly normal thing to do for a BLP, which I did on his request. Your statement in the lead about "first..." is in fact incorrect, but he was one of the first ten, so not a big error. I put his page on my watch list, but I normally edit 17th century painters and not BLP's, so I'll leave it to you. Sorry for the confusion, but maybe you should mail him yourself for his WP complaints/queries? As for the other edits you mention, at least two of these were done by his daughter, and we discussed this with the three of us as I explained the up- and downsides of including such info on Wikipedia. Back when this article was created I don't think anybody could have foreseen the later repercussions. Jane (talk) 13:10, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for George H. Otten[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Re: E. J. Singler - um, not my article, but that would not be a speedy[edit]

Re your message: Thank you for AGF. I have restored the article at your request. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 06:05, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Sorry about the AGF, but I simply have a higher standard for admins, especially when wielding the speedy delete power. Now if you are referring to the part about not checking sources, I actually would not expect you to nor hold it against you prior to a standard CSD, as there is no requirement for such. I would assume someone tagged it for CSD and you came along and didn't think it was notable either and hit delete. The disconnect I see is there is a bare assertion of notability in that he plays professional basketball. Not enough to actually be notable on its own, but just enough to prevent A7 - "The criterion does not apply to any article that makes any credible claim of significance or importance even if the claim is not supported by a reliable source or does not qualify on Wikipedia's notability guidelines." (emphasis added) Plus "There is strong consensus that the creators and major contributors of pages and media files should be warned of a speedy deletion nomination (or of the deletion if not informed prior thereto)." which if you look at the article history would have required me to be notified. Aboutmovies (talk) 09:05, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
I found your message to me to be needlessly confrontational. A simple "Can you please reconsider your deletion of the article because it has some claim to notability." without the policy quotations would have been sufficient enough for me. I do not believe that I have a reputation for being stubborn, unreasonable, unwilling to reconsider a decision, or having a "Me admin! Me always right! You no question me!" attitude. Now if I had refused your request or had a past history of refusing to review things, that would be a different story. But I have done neither. A friendly discussion is much better than a confrontational one. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 10:10, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
I'm more than happy to have that sort of conversation, but when you have a special link on your talk page to this, at least to me it comes across in the wrong way. I'm sure you don't view it as confrontational, but for those who do not know you it comes across as, yep, I delete a lot of articles and I don't really want to be bothered by yet another idiot who does not get the notable rules. It sets things off on the wrong foot, even though your intentions are innocent (and many other admins have similar disclaimers). It's almost a WP:BITE problem, as usually the articles you delete are probably new editors. My personal suggestion would be perhaps, if you are here to ask why I deleted your article, please review the guideline quoted in the deletion summary and then frame your request/question with regard to your article and the quoted guideline. Then from that, link to your subpage with a note such as here are some common reasons why articles are deleted. Otherwise, intended or not, your talk page comes across as confrontational to those there to discuss a CSD - thus why message mentions "not my article" because of your disclaimer/note. Aboutmovies (talk) 15:36, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
I think we agree to disagree. If you have any future complaints about something I have done, I'm sure that you will find the appropriate venue. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 15:45, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
Fair enough. Aboutmovies (talk) 19:57, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Get your cameras ready! Christmas in Oregon and PDX Pods[edit]

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Mwene Chitengi Chiyengele[edit]

Thanks for the rating of the above. However, check additional information added to Nyumbu. Ndandulalibingi (talk) 14:15, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for St. Anthony Hospital (Pendleton, Oregon)[edit]

Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 02:32, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

My questions already on the Teahouse[edit]

i've already asked the most pressing questions on the teahouse and will get in touch if I do not get answers soonest. thanks. But, as a forethought, how do I get a translated article proofread? Emekadavid (talk) 20:19, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Merry Christmas AM[edit]

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Victuallers talkback is wishing A.M. Season's Greetings! Thanks, this is just to celebrate the holiday season and promote WikiLove, and hopefully makes your day a little better. Spread the seasonal good cheer by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone with whom you had disagreements in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Share the good feelings. - Vic/Roger

inspired by this - you could do the same

Infobox Photo Discussion[edit]

Hi. Can you offer your opinion in this discussion regarding the better photo for an article Infobox? Thanks, and Happy Holidays. Nightscream (talk) 00:17, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Providence Milwaukie Hospital[edit]

Harrias talk 12:04, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Out with the old...[edit]

For 2014: Wishing you a Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling NEW YEAR! Shir-El too 07:43, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Beaverton Health & Science School[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:03, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

NRHP assessments[edit]

Thanks for going through the unassessed NRHP articles and assigning ratings to them. I'd been working on that, and hoping to get it done by New Year's. I was pleasantly surprised to visit the category and find a single article remaining. Thanks for dealing with that-- now I can start 2014 by working on articles! Ammodramus (talk) 16:09, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination[edit]

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DYK for The Dalles Mint[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Katie Eyre Brewer[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Disputed non-free use rationale for File:Jeannette Hamby.jpg[edit]

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Hillsboro Fire Department[edit]

Nice article on Hillsboro Fire Department. Saw that Hillsboro Fire and Rescue logo was very small. It's not a big deal, but I found larger version that still has very good resolution. Is there any reason I shouldn't do pull-and-replce with larger version of HF&R logo.--Orygun (talk) 05:29, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

A larger version would be great, but not too large due to FUR issues. I just went with what was on the department's web page, which is a bit small. Aboutmovies (talk) 06:30, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done--Orygun (talk) 02:01, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Robert V. Short[edit]

Thanks for helping the wiki Victuallers (talk) 16:02, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Hillsboro Fire Department[edit]

-- John Reaves 00:02, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Roger Martin and Dick Magruder[edit]

  • Aboutmovies: I contacted Valfontis about old copies of Oregon Voter magazine which included Who's Who in the 19XX Oregon Legislature editions for 1959-1973. Am putting final touches on wiki-articles about Roger Martin and Dick Magruder who were both in House of Rep's during latter part of that period. Valfontis said she typed out several of Oregon Voter bio’s for you; said she thought one bio was for Martin. She’s willing to do same for me, but doesn’t want to do re-work on Martin if that was one she already did for you. Do you have Oregon Voter info on Roger Martin (and/or Dick Magruder)? If so, can you forward it to me? If not please let me know so I can get info from Valfontis…thanks!--Orygun (talk) 21:11, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Aboutmovies: Valfontis just sent me scanned copies of Martin/Magruder info so please disregard above request. Sorry for bothering you!--Orygun (talk) 00:12, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes AM, I have a scanner now if you ever get around to writing about old maybe-not-dead legislators again. My old e-mails are on an old maybe-not-dead hard drive so I don't remember which ones I typed out for you or which ones you wanted. Cheers, Valfontis (talk) 22:55, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: Hillsboro, Oregon[edit]

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Intel's Ronler Acres Campus in Hillsboro, Oregon

Hillsboro is an American city of 95,000 people in the Portland metropolitan area of Oregon. It is the fifth-largest city in the state and serves as the county seat of Washington County. Located in the Tualatin Valley on the west side of Portland, Hillsboro is home to many high-technology companies, such as Intel (one campus pictured) and TriQuint, which compose what has become known as the Silicon Forest. Other important sectors to the economy are health care, retail, and agriculture (including grapes and local wineries). The area was inhabited by the Atfalati tribe of the Kalapuya people prior to the arrival of European-American settlers. Hillsboro was settled in 1842 and is named after David Hill, an Oregon politician and one of the first settlers. A railroad reached the area in the early 1870s and the city incorporated on October 19, 1876. Hillsboro has a council-manager government consisting of a city manager and a seven-person city council headed by a mayor. The city operates more than twenty parks along with Hillsboro Stadium and Hillsboro Ballpark, home to Minor League Baseball's Hillsboro Hops. Nine sites in the city are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Full article...)

UcuchaBot (talk) 23:01, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Woohoo! Valfontis (talk) 22:55, 21 January 2014 (UTC)


THANKS — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mckenzie6780 (talkcontribs) 20:29, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Tags on Mt. Healthy v. Doyle[edit]

With respect, I'd like to remove these, as I'm in the process of expanding the article to the point that neither would be relevant. Daniel Case (talk) 17:36, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

No problem. I have no issues with tags being removed once the issues are addressed. Aboutmovies (talk) 21:40, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
OK. I'll do it when I'm done (could be a while). Daniel Case (talk) 23:47, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of St. Charles Medical Center - Madras[edit]

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DYK for St. Charles Medical Center – Madras[edit]

Allen3 talk 18:30, 5 February 2014 (UTC)


Trophy.png Thanks
Hello sir, Thanks for the valuable tips and suggestion. Hpsatapathy (talk) 01:11, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Why did I get a welcome post from you[edit]

just now, when I've been using wikipedia for years? Did I trigger this event somehow?


Iconofiler (talk) 20:33, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

When I am going through recent changes I give welcome notices to all those editors with relinked talk pages, that way hopefully their first message is useful. Aboutmovies (talk) 20:35, 13 February 2014 (UTC)


Hello Sir, I have created one article of Padmapur,Rayagada, in my sand box and moved it to the main page. But now my sand box is not empty as it redirects to the Padmapur,Rayagada, page. I want to create one new article in my sand box. How can I clear my sand box ? Please guide. Hpsatapathy (talk) 02:03, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Sir, This time I tried to edit my sand box after I moved my main article, but in vain. The old title could not be edited. Please fix it. Hpsatapathy (talk) 13:19, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Fixed. Aboutmovies (talk) 15:33, 17 February 2014 (UTC)


Hello Sir, thanks for the useful tip. (talk) 05:36, 14 February 2014 (UTC)


Sir, After I have moved my article"comrade Nagabhushana Patnaik" from my sandbox, it was again moved/renamed to "Nagbhushan Patnaik". I have edited my sandbox for a new article. Now very often when I try to search the page "Nagbhushan Patnaik" in google , one link takes me to my user sandbox page which has been edited.How can I fix it? Please guide . With regards. hpsatapathy. Hpsatapathy (talk) 16:21, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

It will take Google a few days to update their search, so there is not much to do but wait. You can put a template on your sandbox that tells Google not to index your page, but that will only prevent it from happening again. Aboutmovies (talk) 20:10, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

British Virgin Islands company law[edit]

Hi there. Thanks for reviewing British Virgin Islands company law. Normally I don't trouble to quibble with the results of reviews, but I think "start" class ('An article that is developing, but which is quite incomplete and, most notably, lacks adequate reliable sources.') was a bit perfunctory for an article that weighs in at 28,667 bytes and is extensively footnoted throughout. Don't want to make a big deal out of it, but if you are going to do a review, do please take the time to assess the size and scope of the article, and the extent of the cited authorities. Thanks. --Legis (talk - contribs) 22:58, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

And I would agree now, but check when the assessment was done, and it was not 28,667 bytes. Since the review you added two sections. As it was, whole sections lacked inline citations, while "Registering a company" was also unsourced as the only footnote was a comment. So, to echo your point, if you are going to question my assessment, please take the time to assess the scope of what was assessed as I'm not clairvoyant enough to know what changes you plan on making. As it stands now, it would be a C class, B if you were to cite some things in the currently uncited "History" & "Financial services regulation" sections and beef up the citations to "Registering a company" and "Shares and shareholders". The "Insolvency" section is a good example of B class material. Aboutmovies (talk) 01:29, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I am still feeling that even at that stage it was well past start class. But whatever. I expect your standards are just higher than mine. Thanks. --Legis (talk - contribs) 21:24, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
You added two sections, so it seems difficult to argue it was developed, thus it was still developing, which as you quoted above means start class. The bigger point is you obviously based your complaint on your error (you said I assessed a 28k article and I did not), and then came here to complain with a flippant remark that I should take the time to do a proper review. Given your don't be a dick logo on your talk page, you might want to consider practicing what you preach. That means when you make a mistake, you own up to it. You don't try to pass it off as me having higher standards. Aboutmovies (talk) 05:04, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
You are fixating on my reference to the article size (which, I concede, I quoted in error). Here is what the article looked like when it left my Sandbox and was uploaded as a new article. I stand by my original comment that it was, even at that stage, a long way north of a start class article and that your review was cursory and not well thought out, and certainly did not appear to apply established WP criteria for article reviews. I am not consciously trying to be a dick, but I am concerned that you are ducking behind technical points rather than facing up to the primary criticism that I made. However, I suspect that by this stage the odds of anything positive coming from this exchange are now remote. --Legis (talk - contribs) 15:03, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
Technical points? You mean how your original note quotes from the quality matrix? I can quote too from the start class criteria: "The article has a usable amount of good content but is weak in many areas, usually in referencing." Look how many sections were unreferenced (3 of 7) and you might understand why I put it at start. It was certainly on the high side of start, and if someone had assessed it as C I would not quibble with them as there is some subjectivness to a review and interpretation of the criteria, but when it comes to assessments it often is about the technical aspects and not some gut feeling. Aboutmovies (talk) 16:04, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
Fair enough. Thanks for taking the time to clarify. --Legis (talk - contribs) 22:59, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

You're invited to the WikiWomen's History Month edit-a-thon at the University of Oregon![edit]

Saturday, March 8 - Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon at the University of Oregon - You are invited!
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Come celebrate Women's History Month at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, on March 8! This event is hosted by the Fembot, in collaboration with ASOU Women's Center, the Center for the Study of Women in Society, the School of Journalism and Communication, and the UO Libraries.

Please bring your laptop and be prepared to edit about women and women's history!

The event is March 8 2014, from 1-4 PM, at the University of Oregon.

You must RSVP here - see you there! SarahStierch (talk) 19:30, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens: Quick Thank You Comment[edit]

Hi, many thanks for the review yesterday of this article, any advice on improvements would be very welcome. I have done a bit more adding & editing since your review (in the style of a blindfolded machine gunner) trying to stop myself now. -- BOD -- 18:04, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Some of those paragraphs are really big, I'd suggest breaking some of them up a bit; work on refining the refs - I'd suggest using the Cite plug-in (under preferences, Gadgets, Citation expander) so you can get them uniform; and expand the lede. Aboutmovies (talk) 05:11, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks for recommendations, started tweaking -- BOD -- 09:27, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

OCAC schoolhouse edits[edit]

Hi there, Could you explain to me why the schoolhouse information has been deleted? I am new to wiki editing and I'd like to know what makes that unusable. I spent a lot of time looking for information on the schoolhouse, so I'd like to know how to re-write it so that it's appropriate for the page. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:38, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

I will reply on your talk page. Aboutmovies (talk) 18:45, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

hello question about the quality scale?[edit]

 about how to upgrade a biography article been rated as stub-class to an article i created?

thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marvstig (talkcontribs) 10:09, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Booker Washington Institute[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 15:17, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For helping combat the Wikipedia:Systemic bias on Wikipedia through creating articles like Booker Washington Institute a topic highlighting underrepresented African communities and their colonial history and publicly profiling it via WP:DYK! Great job! Sadads (talk) 16:44, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Pensole[edit]

Thanks for your help Victuallers (talk) 23:32, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Lee Kelly[edit]

Thanks for helping to expand the article. I knew of a few of Kelly's works, but I had no idea how accomplished he was, and how many of his works are displayed throughout the Pacific Northwest. --Another Believer (Talk) 16:25, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

No problem, he was on my long-term to-do list. His name kept popping up in relation to other articles I would work on. Aboutmovies (talk) 19:50, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Mentor needed[edit]

I have a friend whose father recently died. I think he was a notable person but I am not clear on the criteria. He was an artist, a published author and a professor. Also he was a grandson of the notable Oregon Trail pioneer Elizabeth Goltra. Ref: Also:

His name is Stephen Goltra Gilbert and he was born and raised in Oregon and he became one of those unusual species seldom found in the art world; an artist with a paycheck. His art largely concerned the human anatomy and he did many textbook illustrations for the medical school. It wasn't all humans. He published some guides for biology class dissection of frogs and so on. There are a half dozen of his books currently listed on Amazon. His avocation was tattooing and he also published a well received book on tattoo history. He was well respected in the tattoo culture and did a page 1 memorial. :

His daughter Anne Gilbert is a school teacher and a new Wikipedia contributor. She would like some guidance as she undertakes the project. She is brand new to Wikipedia and I don't even know her moniker (or whatever we now call our screen names) but I can give you her email address

If you are curious why I chose you for help in this project, it is because your name is all over the Oregon Pioneer History page and both you and Anne graduated from OSU.

One more thing. I think given the interest by multiple universities on the writings of Elizabeth Goltra there should be a subsection on your Pioneer History page which will direct users to her writings. I suppose she could have her own page but I think the page you currently have up is well suited unless there is some push to have more exposure for Women in History. MisterHOP (talk) 11:03, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Year of death unknown - or just missing?[edit]

Hello, Aboutmovies! I noticed you added Category:Year of death unknown to Michelle Elisabeth d'Ivry. Her year of death (and maybe birth) is not unknown, just not mentioned in the reference. Another reference may mention it. I suggest, that you use the Category:Year of death missing and save Category:Year of death unknown for the cases when the year of death are confirmed to be unknown, otherwise some articles which are currently missing year of death may never be improved, even though they could be. Best wishes, --Aciram (talk) 01:07, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

I understand, but one would rarely know just be looking at an article if these are missing, or unknown. I usually use missing, but on articles about people from centuries ago that use the "floruit" I tend to figure the years are simply lost to time. Aboutmovies (talk) 05:09, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
I agree this could be hard to tell sometimes. True, it depends upon time and place. In this case, this was about Sweden, were the records are good enough for anyone to be able to find the year of death until about the year of 1700 at least. d'Ivrys year of death occurred in the 1790s, as it occurred under the minor regency of Gustaf IV Adolf, and though unfortunately not mentioned in the referenced works (which I have read), its bound to be added sooner or later as it is in the Stockholm city death records. I admit I am not sure about the record in all European countries, but it seem to be wise to use the "Missing" at least back to the year 1700 when it comes to European countries.--Aciram (talk) 19:08, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Followup Question about quality scale and prose.[edit]

Hello, Aboutmovies! Followup about how to upgrade the biography article Amin Mahmoud (politician) , I have introduced prose
instead of a list and did more research for gap years. Prose is introduced in the careers section,
who and when will reevaluation happen? thank you again for taking the time. Marvstig (talk) 10:24, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Category:Poets from Oregon[edit]

Category:Poets from Oregon, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 12:17, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your assessment[edit]

Greetings Aboutmovies, thanks for rating the Sundaygar Dearboy article. I was going through your talk page and realized that you've written extensively on Liberia. Are you Liberian? versace1608 (talk) 20:35, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Nope, just sort of adopted it. Aboutmovies (talk) 18:23, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Category:Oregon county judges[edit]

Category:Oregon county judges, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Greg Bard (talk) 15:40, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Difficulty creating a montage or collage[edit]

Hello, I am having difficulties creating a montage or collage for the Raleigh, North Carolina page — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cyphatree (talkcontribs) 23:24, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Quality Scale[edit]

Took your advice reshaped the article amin mahmoud (politician) when you get a chance kindly look it over to see if it has earned an upgrade in its quality as per now. Thank you again — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marvstig (talkcontribs) 07:56, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 01:12, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Translation of an article[edit]

Could you help me to translate an article , please ? I need somebody to do it?

Articles to translate[edit]

Thanks. Bye bye. Terry Blaine (talk) 16:34, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

I don't speak/read/write French, so I would not be of much assistance. You might try Wikipedia:Translation. Aboutmovies (talk) 00:25, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks a lot[edit]

I hadn't noticed that. Valfontis (talk) 16:59, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

No problem, and officially welcome back now that it appears you are around regularly again. Aboutmovies (talk) 04:13, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your review of Amin Mahmoud (politician)[edit]

All notes of yours have been dealt with in regards to reference syntax and to removing external links from body of article. Regards

Externak Links Question[edit]


Did you meana that the section titled "External Links" should be removed (like I did yesterday)in Amin Mahmoud (politician) or does it mean that the links within the main text that point to external non-wiki pages need to be removed - e.g. the link we have to the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation in the Presidencies section??

When I look at established biography pages, like Tony Blair's or Barack Obama's, they all seem have an "External Links" section - but I noticed that all the links in the main text of those biographies point to wiki pages rather than external pages...

Also, the guidelines at say:

2. External links should not normally be used in the body of an article.[1] Instead, include appropriate external links in an "External links" section at the end of the article, and in the appropriate location within an infobox, if applicable.

Please advise thanks again

DYK nomination of Washington County Fire District 2[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Washington County Fire District 2 at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Odie5533 (talk) 03:35, 30 March 2014 (UTC)


Hello again

Does Amin Mahmoud (politician) qualify for rating raise above C after all updates you recommended. thank you for all your support — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marvstig (talkcontribs) 12:36, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Washington County Fire District 2[edit]

Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 16:03, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Abu Sayed Ansari Shaheb[edit]

Hi, ah wikipedian nominated this ariticle for deletetion please could you do anything. thanks. Osvala (talk) 10:49, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Not really, as it needs to go through that process. I'd suggest reading the notability guidelines for people to see if the article should be on Wikipedia, as well as what would be needed for it to stay. Aboutmovies (talk) 14:23, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
ok thanks, bu could you vote for keep that article, thnaks Osvala (talk) 15:51, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
It is actually improper for you to ask me or anyone to vote to keep. The article needs to stand on its own, and not based on how many people can be rounded up to vote one way or the other. Aboutmovies (talk) 18:38, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK help?[edit]

Mr. Warren's DYK seems to be sinking, with the anniversary two days away. Any suggestions? Or did I just wait too long to nominate it and it got lost in the shuffle? I see you've already done your QPQ on your recent noms, but would it be COI/too much of a PITA for you to look these over? Esprqii already made sure I didn't screw them up too badly. Valfontis (talk) 16:39, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Miller M. Duris[edit]

slakrtalk / 00:44, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

User:Launchballer/Did you know[edit]

Just as a 'for-your-information', we were both wrong with my number of credits; I've had another scan through my archives and, including Sigma, I have 37.--Launchballer 17:05, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Larry Wagner[edit]

Hello Aboutmovies! You sure found that article quick. I am nowhere near done with it. Would you mind re-assessing when I am finished? Thanks! 78.26 (I'm no IP, talk to me!) 18:45, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

I can't guarantee I will get back to it anytime soon, but when you are done just remove the class ratings so it goes into the unassessed que. Aboutmovies (talk) 18:48, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
I did as you suggested. If you want to take a look, great! If not, your contributions to the article are truly appreciated. 78.26 (I'm no IP, talk to me!) 18:19, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Sol Republic[edit]

Thanks from the DYK project Victuallers (talk) 00:02, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Pending reassessment[edit]


I sent you once before about this its in regards to Amin Mahmoud (politician) article quality standard as per your last upgrade to C

04:19, 27 March 2014‎ Aboutmovies (talk | contribs)‎ m . . (12,173 bytes) (-3)‎ . . (updated to «C» but need to remove external links from the body and fix 

the refs (#5 is how they all should look like) to get any higher)

we removed ext links and fixed the refs as per #5 to get any higher as you said. We are still at C though? why is that? thanks

Thatcher, Oregon[edit]

Per my talk page. Any chance you can stop by in May? Valfontis (talk) 20:10, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Maybe, hard to say. Aboutmovies (talk) 03:30, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Help! - Ann-Sophie Qvarnström[edit]

It all started with an earnest interest in translating Swedish articles into English. (I know…”The road to hell is paved with…etc.”) I began with an article about a friend, since it is always best to start with something or someone close to home and then venture further out when you know what to do. Also I know she will not kill me if I screw up.

At first I just translated the Swedish article. But this did not meet with the new guide lines. So I re-wrote the entire article in both languages. After this came the question on notability. I wrote some things about this on the articles talk page. Afraid to post it anywhere else.

Then suddenly the article is a biography! And it has been named a stub and more information is required. I thought that biographies were just for really famous people! So I am totally at a loss on how to proceed. I have no trouble asking her about things, but she will surely think that the minor details of her life are of no interest to the general public. Sometimes Swedish modesty is a great obstacle.

I spotted Your name in the Wiew History section. So, Great and Mighty Obi-Wan: How should I proceed? Is there really an interest for more details in such an article? - W.carter (talk) 19:43, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

OK, any article about a person is a biography. Then, with any article there is the notability requirements. Now, this is not directly tied to the length of the article, so don't worry about it being a stub or being short. What you need to do is demonstrate she is notable, and that is not done by asking her questions. Quite the opposite in fact. What you need to do is go through media sources (think newspapers, magazines, TV/radio) to find where there is in-depth coverage of her. That is what notability is, where the world stops and takes note of a topic, and not in a quick 15 minutes of fame way. Here is an example of a recent biography I did Miller M. Duris, and if you look at the references you will see lots of coverage over many years. The more in-depth coverage in a source, the more notability it confers. Lastly, be sure they are both reliable sources, and independent of the topic (as in her Facebook page doesn't work). Aboutmovies (talk) 04:46, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank You so much! This is excellent advice and easy to follow guide lines. I understand it better now. But it will be a challenge since I´m more of a translator than researcher. Also because there isn´t much written about the early years of RPG in Sweden. She and her co-workers were pioneers and thought of it more as “a hobby” and the rest of society saw it as “kids play”. But they shaped a generation of gamers. This is one of the first articles to put it all together. Through this I will probably end up writhing the whole history of Swedish RPG rather than just translating! And I had my heart set on translating articles about Swedish painters… - W.carter (talk) 19:52, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Joe Walsh[edit]

Hi, Aboutmovies, I understand that you are one of Wikipedia's best editors, and I would highly appreciate it if you could help make Joe Walsh's page a good article. Many thanks Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 07:35, 27 April 2014 (UTC).

Nomination for deletion of Template:Infobox airshow[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Infobox airshow has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:31, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Shriners Hospital for Children (Portland)[edit]

v/r - TP 02:08, 6 May 2014 (UTC) 02:13, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Oregon City College[edit]

DYK nomination of Oregon City College[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Oregon City College at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Doug Coldwell (talk) 10:57, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Is the QPQ done? Did I miss something.....-19:09, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
It is now. Aboutmovies (talk) 06:08, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Great! Thanks.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 11:46, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

You are invited to an upcoming WikiWednesday meetup![edit]

Hi AM, you are invited to come meet fellow wiki enthusiasts at WikiWednesday, a series of meetups for fans of Wikipedia, PortlandWiki, and wikis in general. If you are interested in attending, we will be meeting at NedSpace (619 SW 11th Avenue, Suite 250, at the corner of SW 11th and Morrison) at 6pm on Wednesday, May 21. You would be welcome to work on Wikipedia articles of your choosing, or other preferred wikis. I'll be there to help out. Hope to see you there! (Feel free to RSVP on my talk page or here.) --Another Believer (Talk) 23:23, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Noob question[edit]

Hi -- I'm new to Wikipedia, and thought I'd dive in by editing an entry on a local company (FLIR Systems, Inc.). Apparently, my changes were not up to standards and were too PR-ish. That was not my intent at all. I honestly think there is more to their story than is currently being told. My question is this: I have re-written the entry to try to comply better with Wikipedia's voice and tone (as I have come to think of it), am wondering if there is a way to get this new copy reviewed for suitability before I post it. I don't want to cause any hard feelings or get a bad rep for posting things that have to be continually taken down because they're not up to snuff. Any suggestions? Many thanks. Ampersand82 (talk) 01:02, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Ampersand82 - Thank you for reaching out, as yes, the prior attempts were writing too much like a PR piece. The first place to start is to look at Featured Articles about companies. Featured articles are the top of the line articles that have gone through peer review, so those are the examples to follow as to style, in addition to things such as WP:TONE and WP:UNDUE and WP:NOT. Now, FLIR's article would probably not be as big as an article on say Microsoft, as Microsoft has been covered by the media for decades, and FLIR is relatively new, and much smaller. But it is a good example of what we look for as to the Wikipedia style/tone.
Once you have reviewed some of those and make any adjustments to what you have drafted, the best thing to do is to then post the draft on the article's talk page. Then give it some time (and I apologize it may take a week or two for people to chime in) for other editors to take a look and offer comments. As to prior changes, here are a few observations: avoid short paragraphs of a sentence or two; don't do Tigard, OR, as we spell those out on Wikipedia (keep in mind this is a global resource and someone in Germany may not know what that abbreviation means); no your reader, which relates to the prior comment about globalization, but also note this is a general encyclopedia and not just for investors or business readers, so it needs to be accessible to the general public; and cite, cite, cite your sources (and be sure they are relaible sources per Wikipedia). Aboutmovies (talk) 14:45, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
Great -- thank you very much. With a little luck, and time permitting, I'll do that this weekend. Looking forward to the community's feedback and guidance. Ampersand82 (talk) 18:40, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
AM -- please note that this entry was moved to this location User:Ampersand82/FLIR_Systems-- I'd appreciate your feedback if you have time. Ampersand82 (talk) 22:53, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
Quick review: Avoid single sentence paragraphs, which is what the only thing in the lede section; no space between the punctuation and the citation; for the citations/refs, use full references (example: "The Bottom Line Briefcase: Chief financial officer advances to presidency of FLIR Systems". The Oregonian. April 4, 1995. p. B14.) and anything with a URL should have an access date (I'd suggest using a citation tool); FLIR, FLIR, FLIR gets a bit repetitive and annoying, use it and the company occasionally to break it up; in 1993, in 1996, in 1999, in 2001 also gets repetitive, so try moving the year around in the sentences to where it is varied, which will make the history section feel less like a timeline and more like a history; and avoid bulleted lists, we prefer prose. That's just a quick scan, with nothing really as to substance, which might take me a few days of more to get to. Aboutmovies (talk) 05:18, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks very much (again). I believe I've corrected all of those points now. Looking forward to your further input.Ampersand82 (talk) 23:10, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
Hi -- just following up. If you have some more feedback, I'd appreciate hearing it. Ampersand82 (talk) 14:29, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Oregon City College[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:03, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Ater Wynne[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Ater Wynne at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Viriditas (talk) 08:03, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

  • Action is needed on this nomination; issues raised on May 16 and 18 have not been addressed. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:45, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Henry L. Corbett image[edit]

AM: Thanks for upgrading photo image in Henry L. Corbett article. I looked all over for good image, but best I could find was poor quality 1903 photo from Oregonian.--Orygun (talk) 22:04, 18 May 2014 (UTC)



I saw your revert. If "this is the standard categorization scheme", then the majority of the "Mayors of Foo" categories are miscategorized. See Category:American politicians by city. I only changed four, to conform to the majority.

Several categories of the type "Foo City Council members" are also missing where the category "Mayors of Foo" exists, e.g. for Hartford, Connecticut (which can be found in the above category tree), so what to do there?

By the way, where is the standard categorization scheme documented?

HandsomeFella (talk) 06:41, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

As to having mayor cats but not city councilor cats, mayors are usually more notable than plain city councilors, so the later have simply not been made yet. Honestly, I think many people fail to realize in many cases, mayors are also members of the council. As this link discusses, the also a member of the council is more common, but bigger cities tend not to use that model. As such, since it is the bigger cities that tend to have these cats on Wikipedia, the non-member is more common on Wikipedia. Which means, this has to be taken on a case-by-case basis, as in this instance, Hillsboro mayors are also city councilor's (which is why the mayor voted last week). Anyway, my example is the only other Oregon city with a councilors cat Portland. Aboutmovies (talk) 07:02, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

High Desert Discovery Scenic Byway[edit]

  • Thanks for weighing-in on High Desert Discovery Scenic Byway article. You are right about the Wiki-Roads folks (at least one of them)…they want things their way. I’ve been carrying on one-on-one discussion with User:Imzadi1979 on his Talk Page; and it’s pretty clear routes must be addressed south-to-north even when their own rules say to follow the mile post progression and there’s video evidence that Discovery byway/OR 205 is numbered north-to-south. I would have probably re-written the article to comply with Wiki-Road’s rule if the mile posts went the other way. However, it bothers me when editor quotes Wiki-Roads rule and then ignore the same rule when my case turns out to be a bona fide exception. In any case, just wanted to thank you for standing up for Wiki-Oregon assessment process.--Orygun (talk) 19:50, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your work on biographical articles. OccultZone (Talk) 05:53, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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Oregon categories
Thank you for quality articles on people and places of Oregon, such as Charles L. McNary and Oregon Supreme Court, for starting categories and populating them, such as Category:Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, and for I realizing "that consensus can be wrong", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:21, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 505th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:23, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

You are invited! Wiki Loves Pride

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride, a global campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia during the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. The project is being spearheaded by two organizers with roots in the Pacific Northwest. Meetups are being organized in some cities, or you can participate remotely. Wikimedia Commons will also be hosting an LGBT-related photo challenge.

In Portland, there are two ways to contribute. One is a photography campaign called "Pride PDX", for pictures related to LGBT culture and history. The Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, June 21 from noon–4pm at Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 236 at Portland State University. Prior Wikipedia editing is not required; assistance will be available the day of the event. Attendees should bring their own laptops and cords.

Feel free to showcase your work here!

If you have any questions, please leave a message here. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Oregon-related events and projects by removing your name from this list.

DYK for Ater Wynne[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Differences between Start and C class articles[edit]

You recently gave a Start class rating to the Law of New Jersey, Law of North Carolina, and Law of Pennsylvania articles, but gave a C class rating to the Law of Ohio article. What is the difference between them? Int21h (talk) 22:53, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

All are very similar, and all are on the border between start and C, but the Ohio comes across as better developed (compare the local ordinances sections between OH and PA for instance) and is better referenced that the others. Aboutmovies (talk) 05:51, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
Sounds reasonable. :) Int21h (talk) 06:01, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Habeas Corpus Act 1816[edit]

Thanks for evaluating Habeas Corpus Act 1816; could you provide some more detail on what you think it needs to be more than a start-class article? Thanks! Ironholds (talk) 06:34, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Sections and more depth on the act itself. You covered the pre-history well and some commentary on it, but little on the act itself. Aboutmovies (talk) 07:03, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
That's fair; I can add some content there. Ironholds (talk) 08:13, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Harry V. Gates - slight edit[edit]

Hi AboutMovies -

First off, great job on all your work. My wife was thrilled to discover the Harry V Gates entry, as she is his great-great-granddaughter. We then found all of your articles, many of which are interesting to us as native Oregonians (now living in Idaho).

One discrepancy she found, as she has been pursuing family history, is that Harry actually had four children, one of whom, John, only lived into his late 20s. So his three surviving children at the time of Harry's death are who got picked up in obituary material.

I'd be happy to make the edit, but she's going off records, and not the contradicting (1) and (3) references in the article. I wonder how this might be done in keeping with proper Wikipedia protocol?

Thanks, JFLYONS — Preceding unsigned comment added by JFLYONS (talkcontribs) 16:10, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

The problem with is we do not consider it a reliable source. This is because it is similar to Wikipedia in that much of the content is user generated. So it can become circular. As an FYI, you cannot cite from one Wikipedia article to another for that same reason. However, sometimes the content on is supported by other documentation, such as Census records, and often times we can cite to those documents. Or see if you can find some other source, such as another obituary. The source does not have to be online, just verifiable to someone (such as a newspaper archived at your local library, just provide enough of a citation to where someone could potential check). Hope that helps. Aboutmovies (talk) 19:42, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

hi about movies i have a question[edit]

first of all thank you for editing my user talk page i didnt even know how it existed but my question is how did you find my page and why do you go around putting helpfull stiff at new users pages

Signed ultamite quan master june  24 th 2014 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ultamite Quan Master (talkcontribs) 07:03, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Ultamite Quan Master (talk · contribs) I found it as I often go through the "recent changes" looking for users who have made edits, but still have a red linked talk page (which means they have not yet had any messages). The why is because I try to make new users' first message from Wikipedia not negative. Often time the first message a new user gets is about how they did something wrong, so I try to counter that, plus then provide new users with some helpful links. (FYI, when signing a talk page, be sure to use four tildes [~~~~]) Aboutmovies (talk) 14:22, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for that information [~~~~]) Ultamite Quan Master (talk)

DYK for Forest Grove Fire and Rescue[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:52, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks and a Question[edit]

Aboutmovies, Lately I've seen you rating various WP:BIOGRAPHY articles I've been working on. Thank you, I appreciate this! I'm a bit curious, I'm currently working on Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy. He's rated Stub right now, but when I'm finished, I hope to at least have him up to Start. What's the best way to get an article re-rated? Is there a more formal method to seek the rating of a page, or is using the talk infobox the best way? Thanks again! 1bandsaw (talk) 23:05, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

There is a formal process, list it here. Aboutmovies (talk) 18:37, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll post him there when I've finished my current work. 1bandsaw (talk) 00:24, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Can you the article "Alexander Hannett" again?[edit]

The article Alexander Hannett has added additional information from before. It was reviewed before, but since them, a good amount of information has been added. I saw that you reviewed it before.

I would appreciate it.

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alexhannett (talkcontribs) 15:40, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

In looking at it, it is still a C class article. It went from a low C to a high C with the additions, but not quite at B. ITems that need to be addressed: newspaper titles are italicized; we do not use ® in articles; the infobox does not match the text as to where he was born; and identical refs should not be listed separately, but instead named (see Thomas O. Bales Jr. for how it would look). Aboutmovies (talk) 18:43, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

My bio[edit]

My bio, John Krige, contains several factual errors (e.g. regarding my nationality, my research etc). I have tried to edit it online without success. Please advise — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jkrige (talkcontribs) 10:01, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

I've made some changes, are those correct? Is there anything else? Aboutmovies (talk) 17:27, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for 400 SW Sixth Avenue[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 04:32, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Selected Oregon biography[edit]

My compliments for your work updating components of the Oregon Portal, but please compare Portal:Oregon/Selected biography/56 with Portal:Oregon/Selected biography/52, which as of this writing are spotlighting the same article. I assume this was unintentional. SJ Morg (talk) 07:54, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Paul G. Risser[edit]

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DYK for Paul G. Risser[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 15:44, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Lugansk fascist Republic[edit]

I don't think my edits were vandalism. The Lugansk and Donetsk "republics" are a fiction and the leaders behind are fascists, as the events with Malaysia Airlines flight 17 show.

Undoing Edits[edit]

Hi There

I was at the meeting held by Concordia University School of Law where this news was announced. I am a 1L that will now be transferring because of this (to Univ. of Idaho SoL). Please stop undoing my edits.

The ABA does not post releases about denials. Case in point - LMU Duncan SoL. It was denied accreditation. Try and find a press release on the ABA site announcing the denial - you won't find one (because they do not issue them). LMU Duncan chose to sue (unsuccessfully) the ABA over the denial. This lawsuit is the only thing that brought LMU's denial into the public domain. You won't ever find a press release on the ABA site about this ever - and Concordia is trying to sweep this under the rug so as to prevent students in their incoming class from learning the news while they have enough time to potentially transfer to an accredited institution.

Please take this into consideration. This is hot off the presses so it is a bit premature to expect to find much in the media yet - but you will. Concordia is trying to suppress the news but they will not be able to. Call around. Call your alma mater Willamette's admissions office - I'd bet they know about it because they are probably fielding calls from CU SoL students looking to transfer. Call Carol Cochran at Seattle U. SoL - I KNOW she is aware of it because several of my cohort are exploring transferring to Seattle U SoL and have spoken with her directly. In fact, call CU's SoL admissions office and ask them. They are going to great lengths to keep this quiet, but their admissions people ARE REQUIRED to tell you if you ask. If they do not the ABA would be very interested to know that. They will surely sugar coat with some blather about appealing the decision (they have 30 days) but this is not ethical. They are milking this 30 day window in order to hopefully run the clock out on the incoming class being able to transfer.

I will not engage in a tit for tat edit and undo-edit game. This is relevant information that needs to be out there. If you chose to enforce a narrow interpretation of what a reliable source is then fine - you win. But what is more credible than a CU SoL student that was at the meeting they held announcing this?


Snuffleupagus14 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Snuffleupagus14 (talkcontribs) 21:34, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Die Rhöner Säuwäntzt[edit]

Hallo Aboutmovies - I am glad about the interest in the article and the various contributions. I have added the assessement for WikiProject Germany. The article developmenet has just started, but I believe the article is neither "quite incomplete" nor does it "lack adequate reliable sources". Gerda helped me with some of the English wording and she went over the structure as well. I havent found English speaking sources so far, but thats not a reason to underassess the quality. Its more complete and up to date as the german article, which formed the base. I would be happy if you thought over your assessement respectively gave me an indication what is to be delivered. Best regards Serten (talk) 06:34, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

That is truely a start class article. Look at a few FA class articles such as Insane Clown Posse, R.E.M., and Metallica for examples of what a fully developed article should look like about a band/musical group. And frankly, if there are not enough English sources, then that actually would be a reason, as we judge the completeness based upon the topic, not the sources available in a certain language. Sort of like we don't promote one paragraph articles on ancient Romans to FA just because it is as complete as it can get. Aboutmovies (talk) 07:44, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
I would assess it a B at least. FA is to be ruled out completely since the sources are far from scientific. Shades of grey ;) Serten (talk) 07:58, 3 August 2014 (UTC)


Hi, This is just to inform you that Dianna Gernatt Saraf, an article that you rated, has been nominated by another editor for deletion. Daniellagreen (talk) (cont) 17:56, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Using/Purchasing Photo[edit]


I work at an ad agency and we have a client that makes solar racking. I love the photo you have of the solar panels in the Hillsboro Intermodal Transit Facility. We would like to use this in one of our ads but we cannot put any accreditation on the ad.

Could we use this photo with no accreditation, or could we purchase this photo from you?

Let me know if you have any questions.


Brockmonahan (talk) 19:07, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Award 4 U[edit]

awarded to Aboutmovies for being a member of a very exclusive Wikipedia club
Vjmlhds (talk) 00:57, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

C.T. Loo review[edit]

Thanks for taking the time and care to review C.T. Loo, but I'm wondering if a "C" isn't low. The C criteria mention:

  • "still missing important content or contains much irrelevant material." I'd be happy to hear what might be missing.
  • the article should have "some references to reliable sources." This shouldn't be a problem, since there are monographs and articles, but if you think there could be others, I'd be happy to hear what they might possibly be.
  • "may still have significant problems or require substantial cleanup."

Reading the "B" criteria, the article seems to meet or surpass them.

Cheers and thanks in any case, ch (talk) 03:22, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

It is a very high C to me, and borderline B. But, there are a few issues. 1) the lede is too short for the length of the article; 2) you are missing punctuation at the end of several sentences; 3) there are a few footnote issues (1st one has a space between the period and the cite; first multi-cite sentence the lower numbered one needs to first; why cite the 1st sentence of the early life section twice to the same source?); 4) there should be no external links in the body; 5) the part on his death should be more robust, as you do not even have the date of death listed there or cause of death or place of internment/cremated; and 6) "orphaned of both parents" is redundant, as orphaned covers it is both parents (and there are other examples where a good copy edit is needed). Again, a very nice article and borderline B, but few too many minor issues for me to make it B. On the plus side, if you address only a couple of these issues and you would be at B, and if you address all of them (plus add an infobox) then I think you would be at GA. Aboutmovies (talk) 03:50, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Paul Mendelson[edit]

Hi, do you know there's another Paul Mendelson? He's also a writer. More info here: — Preceding unsigned comment added by VanTransit (talkcontribs) 20:13, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

A request[edit]

Hello Aboutmovies,

By now it should be quite obvious to you that I'm a novice at editing on Wikipedia. I was planning on continuing to expand on some of the Oregon history articles, but I don't wish to step on anyone's toes while doing so. To help avoid causing any ill feelings in the community, could I possibly seek your input on what I am working on in the future? Thanks. Voltaire's Vaquero (talk) 21:15, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Favorite (steamboat)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:03, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:03, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Aboutmovies[edit]

Thanks for extending your warm welcome on my entry to Wikipedia.

Of course, I would be having some teething issues as I am learning. I would like to seek help of administrators like you, whenever required.

Regards, Dsachdeva123 (talk) 05:02, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Eva (sternwheeler)[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 12:02, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Drain-Coos Bay stage line[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 12:03, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Telegraph (sternwheeler 1914)[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:04, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Hooky hooks[edit]

Although Mtsmallwood did most of the work, I'm sure you'll agree, I have to congratulate you on coming up with such obviously successful hooks for the DYKs of Favorite (steamboat) and Eva (sternwheeler). Both received around 6,000 page views (give or take), even though they were not the lead entries in DYK! SJ Morg (talk) 09:36, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Wolverine (motor vessel)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:39, 27 August 2014 (UTC) 12:03, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Your resent edit to Dina Rae[edit]

Thank you for your edit; I really appreciate the helping hand; just thought I'd be grateful and tell you :) Bling$Bling$Blang$Blang$ (talk) 15:34, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Feminist+Queer Art Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Saturday, September 13, Portland, Oregon[edit]


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Seek Page deletion understanding and guidance[edit]

Hi Aboutmovies.

I am new to Wikipedia and I created a page as under;

If you recall, you made some edits to the same page and offered your expert advice to help the new comers understand the standards of Wikipedia.

If you see, as under, the page is now deleted citing the reasons of promotional content.

4 September 2014 RHaworth (talk | contribs) deleted page Great Lakes Institute of Management (G11: Unambiguous advertising or promotion)

The content written by me was pretty basic without any promotional intent and it was a basic information.

There are management colleges which have a lot of promotional content and still exists in Wikipedia.

I would like to seek your guidance and support as to how to approach here and get the page back up and running there.

Your kind support will be highly appreciated.

Dsachdeva123 (talk) 11:31, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Levi L. Rowland.gif[edit]


Thanks for uploading File:Levi L. Rowland.gif. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 21:56, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcoming post![edit]

Thank you! I was anxiously awaiting for the first post on my Talk page. :) F Camp (talk) 20:39, 15 September 2014 (UTC)