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LA edit-a-thons on May 23 and 31[edit]

LA meetups: Adrianne Wadewitz memorial edit-a-thons on May 23 and May 31
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There are two LA edit-a-thons in memory of Adrianne Wadewitz, a prolific Wikipedia editor, in the coming weeks. Please join us May 23 at Occidental College and May 31 at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry to combat systemic bias and help further Adrianne's legacy. No experience needed! Please RSVP at the relevant page(s) if you plan to attend.

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Agree@Stefan2: Thanks. OK to delete it. It was replaced by an official US government photo in the three articles named in the fair use rationales. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 21:19, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

L.A. events on June 21 and July 6[edit]

Upcoming L.A. events: Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon (Saturday, June 21, 12-5pm) and Wiknic (Sunday, July 6, ~9:30am-4pm)

Gallery at 356 S. Mission Rd.
Get hungry for the Wiknic!

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The L.A. Wikipedia community has two exciting events coming up in the next few weeks: an edit-a-thon sponsored by the online magazine East of Borneo, and the fourth annual Los Angeles Wiknic!

The East of Borneo event is an edit-a-thon that aims to build a better history of art in Southern California. This next chapter of their Unforgetting L.A. series will take place on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 5pm at 356 S. Mission Rd. (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. For more info, see eastofborneo.org/unforgetting.

The Wiknic is a part of the nationwide Great American Wiknic. We'll be grilling, getting to know each other better, and building the L.A. Wikipedia community! The event is tentatively planned for Pan-Pacific Park (map) and will be held on Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

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Left a note[edit]

Hi. I left a note on the Casey Kassem talk page in the ongoing discussion. Randy Kryn 11:27, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Removal of incomplete message[edit]

Hi AlanM1,

There is a incomplete message in the section of the article which says "This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it". The list or table has been completed. Since i am only a auto-confirmed user, so i would request you to remove this message not only from the section, but also from the "Category:Incomplete lists from April 2014".

Thanking you for your co-operation. Work2win (talk) 20:22, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

@Work2win: There was more to it than that. One of the sources was just partial (and apparently preliminary anyway). I compared the official source with the data, corrected a few discrepancies, and removed the duplicative language and bad source. Note that the article is not protected – you should be able to edit it. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 10:53, 28 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi AlanM1,

Thanks a lot for your timely help. Work2win (talk)

Everly Brothers[edit]

Number one, the "born" and "died" fields are only for solo artists, according to Template:Infobox musical artist. Number two, show me a duo that does not put the members names in the present_members or past_members fields. Those fields are supposed to be used for acts consisting of more than one person. Compare Simon & Garfunkel, Hall & Oates, Brooks & Dunn — all acts that have only ever had two people in them, yet do use the "members" fields. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 22:43, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

I believe you've misunderstood our objection, which is to listing Phil as a past member because he's deceased. Would you mind re-posting your comments in a new section at Talk:Everly Brothers so we can keep it centralized? —[AlanM1(talk)]— 00:02, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
@TenPoundHammer, Tvoz: Actually, scratch that. After looking at some other articles, reading the doc for the template and some archived previous discussions at the talk page, it seems that the policy is, indeed, to move people from |current_members= to |past_members= when they die or leave the group, even if everyone leaves the group (i.e. it disbands).
So, the article is almost correct as it stands now; however, why did you (TenPoundHammer) revert my edit to |years_active=? The last time they were active as "The Everly Brothers" was 2005 according to the article.
Lastly, any ideas why they are categorized as Category:American Christian musical groups? There's no statement at the category page about the criteria for inclusion, but it doesn't seem correct. I've asked at the talk page and noted it at WT:WikiProject Musicians/Categorization —[AlanM1(talk)]— 11:30, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

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Sabur Khan[edit]

Thanks for your edits here. We have an editor with a coi at this article and Daffodil International University. I've given him a COI notice. I'm pretty sure that editing these articles is part of his job (as opposed to him being a paid PR editor or something like that). Dougweller (talk) 15:39, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

@Dougweller: Yeah, I've been here before and it's kind of a tough spot. There are so many that attempt to advertise their non-notable accomplishments and widget companies, particularly in south/central Asia, it's hard not to paint them all with the same brush. This case, though, seems like a guy and company that might be genuinely notable in a developing economy, but they are going about it in the wrong way and the articles look just like the others. Daffodil Group (the holding company) was even deleted (and I was probably involved in doing so) because it was so bad and clearly being edited only by SPAs. Those other related users included Alam5131, Wikiwebsbd, Iqbalbhuyan, and now the latest one, Siddikweb. It seems to me that it all belongs under that one article (Daffodil Group), perhaps with DIU having enough to have its own article if it's reasonable to list all the departments, etc. (there seems to be some precedent in other school articles). —[AlanM1(talk)]— 09:06, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
Our guidelines at Wikipedia:College and university article guidelines don't cover department lists, maybe they should. I just amended them to include something about no mission statements - I know you added something about objectives but I see that's gone now - they are basically just promotional in most cases. Lists of every department certainly don't seem encyclopedic and take up a disproportionate amount of the article. There doesn't seem much independent coverage in English at least. Dougweller (talk) 11:29, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Informal note[edit]

Hey, I notice that you have HighBeam access and you seem to have a few topicons. That being said, if you are interested, I've created {{Wikipedia:HighBeam/Topicon}}. No reply to this message is necessary (and I won't see it unless you ping me), just wanted to let you know it was available. Face-smile.svg Happy editing! — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 00:15, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

@Technical 13: Where do you see I have HighBeam access? The account expired over a year ago and I didn't renew it. I don't see it anywhere in my user page. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 07:23, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
@Technical 13: That's apparently a copy of the HighBeam userbox that I made when I originally got access, probably to change something I didn't like about the main one. However, it's not linked to or transcluded anywhere, having been removed from my userpage at [1], so it shouldn't matter what its nocat parameter was set to. The template page itself (correctly) is not in the category. Or did you just see the template in my userspace and assume it was being transcluded somewhere? —[AlanM1(talk)]— 19:06, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Before I added the nocat the userbox itself was in the category. Since it qas in your userspqce, I assumed since you had made a userbox and it was still in the category tgat you had access. Me adding the nocat took the userbox out of the category so the nexr person won't cone across it and thibk the same thing. No harm done and its fixef up. Sorry about my poor spelling and punxt, I'm on Mobil and in a hurry. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 19:58, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
@Technical 13: I just figured you decided to use your cat as a spell-checker Face-wink.svg. As far as the issue at hand, the key is the part I highlighted above, which is incorrect. As you may have seen, I've questioned it's purpose/wisdom at Template talk:Userbox#Should usercategory values be applied to templates?. Despite your original section name, I try not to miss an opportunity to learn something. If nothing else, I can document the behavior. Face-smile.svg —[AlanM1(talk)]— 06:50, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

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