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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]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Paul G. Risser 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! BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 17:41, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

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)

I'm Lost![edit]

Sorry to bother you but I'm lost!

I'm trying to write a biography for a published author and I can't find anywhere how to show my work so far to her?

Could you please either answer my question or direct me to a specific location where I can find an answer?

Many thanks!

web — Preceding unsigned comment added by Webspelunker (talkcontribs) 01:16, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Sorry still trying to find my way around!

I'm working with my subject, I'm trying to understand how we can collaborate together on the article I've started.

Appreciate your earlier reply!


web (talk) 22:19, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the guidance[edit]

Thanks for your guidance. I have read the details on the links shared by you. I cant re-create a page now, as it now requires admin privileges to do it, I would urge you to either help me create the same. I have added a request for page creation at

Could you please review this request and see if the page can be re-created. Thanks heaps. Dsachdeva123 (talk) 15:16, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Acted as per your guidance[edit]

I have posted the new re-worded article at Could you please check and see if this is all okay to be presented to the admin who deleted it. Dsachdeva123 (talk) 04:43, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Daniel Phelan, Baseball Player[edit]

I am the great grand niece of Daniel Phelan and also a genealogist who has done extensive research on Dan. Some of the Wikipedia info about him is wrong:

He did not have a middle initial. He died 28 July 1934 in Waterbury, Connecticut at age 72. I have his death certificate as a source. He was buried 31 July 1934 in Old St. Joseph's Cemetery in Waterbury, CT. He was born ( 5 November 1861) and died in his hometown of Waterbury. Can you correct this in Wikipedia? My Email is if you need to contact me about the corrections. I am assuming you'd like your info to be as accurate as possible and I am 100% certain about my corrections! Thanks so much, Terry Phelan — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tphelan100 (talkcontribs) 15:03, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals) Media Viewer RfC[edit]

You are being notified because you have participated in previous discussions on the same topic.

(Oops, I posted on your Russian Talk page before I saw the link to your main Talk page here.) Alsee (talk) 16:40, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

The Days (band) nominated for deletion[edit]

I have nominated the article The Days (band) for deletion because the band lacks notability. You have edited this article in the past and so I thought you might be interested. You may discuss this nomination here: WP:Articles for deletion/The Days (band)

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Need help with a particular process in Wikipedia[edit]

is there a way i can message you like a private message. a particular user here is abusive..need help.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fowl vet (talkcontribs) 06:01, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes, you can use the "email this user" option along the left side of this page. Aboutmovies (talk) 21:40, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Article development and maybe a DYK?[edit]

Could I interest you in helping me with developing Serial (podcast) and possibly finding hooks for a DYK? I've been editing for a couple of months, and feeling a bit tentative about taking it to the next level...After hearing the first episode of this series on OPB this morning, I became motivated (as a 66-yr old grandma type) to figure out the podcast thing. It's a compelling series, and I'm hoping for some help this week, but will certainly understand if it's not something you'd be interested in doing. Cheers! — Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 22:33, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

I'm not really into podcasts, so I would not be of much use on article development. But, Stephen Fry's Podgrams appears to be the highest rated article on a podcast, so I would suggest using that as a template. Once it is expanded a bit more I can take a look for something that would work well as a hook for a DYK. Aboutmovies (talk) 04:09, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
That's very helpful. I'll keep working on it. Thanks! — Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 04:13, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
I've taken the development as far as I could this week. My understanding is that DYKs have a 1-week deadline for applying after the publication of a new or substantially revised article? Do you have time to review/look for a hook in the next few days? Thanks for your kind help. Cheers! — Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 03:01, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Nothing sexy, but a nomination has been completed. If nothing else, it can be a placeholder in case something more interesting comes up. Aboutmovies (talk) 04:49, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much! I very much appreciate your kind help. — Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 15:24, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for the helping hand! Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 15:26, 15 October 2014 (UTC)


Thanks man, heaps for letting me know how to use wikipedia more effectively! Kind Regards N8

Contract Bridge players[edit]

You have 'patrolled' several bridge players. Some of these have won multiple World Championships, are the in the sport's hall of fame, and have obituaries in the NY Times.

I already went through this with several other Wiki editors. I have selected bridge players that have won 5+ national titles. There are under 300 of them. By comparison the top 300 baseball home run hitters all have a Wikipedia page. Please see the section under ANI in my talk section. Others, who have done more research, have not disagreed with the selection of players I have made. Nicolas.hammond (talk) 11:42, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

See B. Jay Becker, Carol Sanders, Tom Sanders, Seymon Deutsch, Robert F. Jordan, Edith Freilich, Lew Mathe, Tobias Stone, Phil Feldesman, Waldemar von Zedtwitz, Peter A. Pender. Nearly all the (dead) players I added have non paid obituaries in the New York Times, including all those I just listed. Not sure what is required for WP:GNG, but I think an obit in NYT is sufficient. Let me know if not.Nicolas.hammond (talk) 18:29, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Dispatch (sternwheeler)[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Dispatch (sternwheeler) 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! BlueMoonset (talk) 03:40, 19 October 2014 (UTC)