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AfC Barnstar[edit]

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For reviewing submissions, conducting G13 rescues, and all the other hard work you do at Articles for Creation, I hereby award you this barnstar! Keep up the good work. ThaddeusB (talk) 19:59, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, ThaddeusB. I thought you might be exasperated with me for whining about your edits to that missionary article. For a while there it was pretty tedious digging through the G13s, but it's a little more rewarding now that solid content is coming out the other end of the pipe. —Anne Delong (talk) 20:36, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
No hard feelings. We have the same goal here - to see as much salvageable content saved as possible. --ThaddeusB (talk) 21:07, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

On an unrelated note, I wanted you to be aware I deleted Draft:Walter W. Buckley, III which you'd previously G13 delayed due to copyright concerns and started a new article on the same subject at Walter Buckley (businessman). --ThaddeusB (talk) 02:47, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

I noticed that, since the page was still on my watchlist. That's great, ThaddeusB. There was a time when there were 50,000 abandoned pages in AfC, the G13 bot was nominating 50 pages every four hours, and there were only three or four of us looking at them. It was all we could do to just quickly glance at and postpone a small percentage of them, let along fix them up. Now my list is impossibly long, so anyone who checks one out and takes it off my hands has my sincere thanks.—Anne Delong (talk) 02:57, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Adjusting pilot start date - WP:Co-op[edit]

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Hello Anne Delong,

I'll be putting out a formal update sometime soon, but I wanted to inform you that I've decided to push our start date back to mid-February rather than in January. There are number of reasons for this, but the biggest factor is that we are now facing the hard work of implementing our designs on the Mediawiki interface. It's a limiting environment to work with from a web-building perspective, and the team that worked on the Teahouse can offer similar testimonials to these challenges. We also want to make sure there is time for us and for you to test the environment out, ask questions at our project's talk page, and give us a little time to make any last changes before we start inviting editors to the space. If some of you know you will be unavailable during this time, it's totally fine if you need to bow out for the pilot. But we do need all the mentors we can get, so even if you can take the time to mentor just one or two editors, that would be fantastic.
Thanks a bunch, I, JethroBT drop me a line on behalf of Wikipedia:Co-op.

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RfC - Helper Script access[edit]

An RfC has been opened at RfC to physically restrict access to the Helper Script. You are invited to comment. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 14:16, 1 February 2015 (UTC)


Hi Anne. I noticed your comment here. There is a long tradition of admins according rights that are even far less important than AfC reviewer. The effort here is not to give admins more power but to prevent all and sundry from reviewing pages which is AfC's major problem. I realise that the AfC regulars are resistant to change and progress, but this is a small but important step that will lead to greater things for AfC as soon as we get a new teanm of programmers on board who know how to work in a collaborative environment. The actual emergency process being proposed is very similar to the way we work at WP:PERM, but I notice you haven't worked there since being given the mop so perhaps you may wish to take a look there and see how it functions. You'll see then that we cannot possibly allow anyone to grant the rights, and the only available editors with access to fully protected pages are, well, admins. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 05:19, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Kudpung. Yes, I am aware of all this, and I appreciate the time that you have been taking to keep the list of reviewers in order. I was trying to make a distinction between technical work and decision making work.
  • Who will edit the protected page? Well, obviously, admins. I was not suggesting that non-admins be given the right to edit the list page after it's protected, because as you say, that won't work.
  • Who will decide who is on the participants' list? I was suggesting that once the page is protected (which makes others, not me, nervous because they regard it as admin-creep) we find a way of dividing up the work of checking out prospective new reviewers so that admins wouldn't have to do it all. Then the admin's task would be to say "ah, SuperReviewer says that she's checked out MrNewbie and that he's ready to be a reviewer, so I'll add his name to the list right away." which wouldn't take up too much time. I thought that the reason for your proposal was that you were tired of having to patrol the participants list. This proposal eliminates most of the editors who might want to help with this, while not reducing the amount of patrolling work, just moving it to the talk page. If you really do think that a random admin would be more accurate at deciding who's ready to review than one of our AfC regulars, I have to disagree, and likely most admins would too, and not get involved.
  • Will this prevent bad reviews from inexperienced editors? It will eliminate some that are being done right now between the time that new reviewers sign themselves up and the time someone notices that they've done so. However, reviewing is complicated and takes experience, and a lot of bad reviews are done by people who are legitimately on the list. I'd like to see a process whereby prospective reviewers pick out pages they feel they could review, and make postings about them on the Reviewer Help page. Then our regulars could discuss with them and if they see that an editor is making progress in learning the policies and processes, "endorse" him or her on the talk page of the protected page, for admins to see and do the actual enroling. But that's another proposal, so I didn't write that on your proposal page .—Anne Delong (talk) 11:48, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
I don't believe for a moment that this minor hurdle will put any seriously minded reviewers from registering. Moreover, many others are are likely to see it as another hat to collect. I do urge you to take a look at WP:PERM and see what goes on there. Most requests are processed in just a few hours and the admins don't need thier work reviewing by non admins. The admins who work there are also exrtremely capable, as are indeed practically all admins - that's why we elected them ;) Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 12:03, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
Not saying they're not capable, just busy. I never suggested that non-admins would review the work of admins - just do some leg work. You have a point about hat collecting, although I never could understand the whole concept, either of those wanting these so-called hats, or of others objecting to their having them, or how they make the distinction between legitimate and objectionable "hat" use. It seems to me that some people just like to complain, so they invent things to complain about.—Anne Delong (talk) 12:14, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
Complain is what people do who have no intention of contributing to making things better. For example, there are a few people who have actually made more edits complaining about admins and adminship than they have in any other namespace - and they've been doing it for years. Interestingly not one of them has ever once made a single suggestion for improvement. Highlighting areas for improvement and then being get-up-and-go about it is hardly complaining. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 12:42, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
No disagreement there - I certainly wasn't referring to you, but to the "many others" you mentioned above. —Anne Delong (talk) 14:03, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Anne, I have revdel'd something from your talk page and blocked the user. In extreme cases like this I don't believe there's anything stopping you from doing it yourself if you have the tools. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 13:06, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, Kudpung. I should have done it, but I was in the middle of something else and wanted to get back to it before my limited attention span ran out.—Anne Delong (talk) 13:31, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
You're welcome :) --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 13:35, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Hi Kudpung. Judging from this edit, I suspect that there may be a connection with this user, the creator of this twice deleted article, and this user although "they" haven't edited signed in since 2013. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 15:04, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
Possible. Anyway, I've made the rare move of blocking that IP for a very long time as well as any associated accounts. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 15:50, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Self-references[edit]

Hello Anne, thanks for the explanation on references. This has been my first wiki article on a living person (as opposed to dead ones or places), and it's taken me a while to get my head around some of the subtle differences that haven't been obvious to me. Plus, since it's more "current" I've had several chicken-and-egg issues. As I get a better understanding of what's needed I'll keep a look-out for those kinds of items and insert them as I find them. Thank you! P.S. It's still listed as "may not meet notability"; can you give me a little more guidance on what else I should be looking for / adding, if/as I find it? - I'm trying to be brief but relevant, but am not sure I'm making the right choices here. Livingmegler (talk) 18:51, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Hello again Livingmegler. I have removed the "orphan" tag from the Susan Andereson (psychotherapist) article after I added a connection to it from another article. That leaves the notability tag. It seems to me that there are a fair number of references listed, but this is obscured because some of the facts and claims of importance are still cited to Anderson's own work. My advice would be to move all of these to the publications section if they are not already there, and then set about finding replacement citations that are not written by her or her publishers, etc. Some of the references that are already in the article may support these things, and you can just use the same one in several places, but also look for others. I usually look first at Google Books, because printed published work is mostly fact-checked by editors and considered reliable (although these days there are more and more self-published books). Because this is a medical topic, there may be information in medical journals, etc., if you have access to these. If there are other writers in this area who criticize or contradict her theories, don't forget to include something about that - the fact that others are writing about her is what counts for notability, not whether they agree. When you have added a few more references, then contact the editor who placed the notability tag (I believe in this case, FireflySixtySeven, and ask he/she would be willing to remove it. —Anne Delong (talk) 19:47, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your thoughtful, detailed responses to my questions and requests for assistance Mitzi.humphrey (talk) 00:22, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Meta subject might interest you.[edit]

Hello Anne. I recall that in the past you mentioned your expertise in statistics. From time to time I've seen "sockpuppet investigations" which are presented by well-meaning but unsophisticated editors who cite what they think is probabilistic evidence of wrongdoing by various editors. There is one such case up on the Noticeboard now. It concerns an content-oriented editor, a woman named Steeletrap, who seems to have attracted more than her share of accusations and confrontational dissent, particularly because she seems to edit many articles concerning fringe or otherwise controversial subjects.

At any rate, the SPI thread here: [1] is troublesome because for lack of clear policy or procedure concerning these pseudo-probabilistic hunches, there's lots of needless energy devoted to such cases. I thought you might want to have a look and at some time share your thoughts about developing policies or procedures which would make these threads go more smoothly with fairness to all. The more independent eyes we have on these matters the more chance we have of making these things better. If this is of no interest to you, please feel free to disregard. Thanks. SPECIFICO talk 20:12, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

WP:Co-op news for December 2014 – Feburary 2015[edit]

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Hey Anne Delong, it's been a while. The Co-op team has been hard at work during over the winter, so let's get right into what's been happening:

Landing page draft. You know it's a draft when you need to squint at the logo, ha ha.
  • Graphic design work is nearing completion and development work is coming along slowly but surely. The main components of the space, profiles, the landing page, and the mentor landing page have all been built, and we're basically just putting the pieces together. We have close-to-final draft of the landing page, which is currently at User:Slalani/Landing_page, and in the thumbnail to the right. You can check out other components over at User:Slalani if you're curious. Soni, Slalani, and I are working together on some of the front page elements. We've also been doing some testing on test.wikipedia.org for profile building and matching. If you're curious about checking that out, let me know.
  • We've finished up a survey for newer editors to assess their experiences of using existing help spaces (e.g. Reference Desk, Teahouse, IRC, The Wikipedia Adventure) on en.wikipedia. Gabrielm199 is putting together a summary of that survey, and in the meantime, some findings from that survey of 45 newer editors include:
    • On average, editors found contributing to Wikipedia to be easier after using the help space compared to before.
      • However, after using one or more help spaces, only half of editors reported that editing, addressing social challenges, and resolving technical issues were easy or very easy. The other half of editors were either neutral, or reported that these matters were difficult or very difficult.
    • Just under 30% (11 of 38 editors) of newer editors said they probably would have stopped editing entirely had they not received support from the help space they used.
    • Editors frequently reported either 1) that they would not have been learn what they needed without the help space, or 2) That they could have found it, but admitted that it would have been difficult or taken much longer.
  • We will be making one final move of the pilot start date to March 4th, 2015. This is the last move (I promise), because we can't afford to run the pilot any later than that. So there it is: March 4th or bust! But we won't bust, because there are just a few things left on our plate before we can run our pilot successfully. I'll be alerting you about when you will be able to make mentor profiles soon, so when you get a message about that, please take a minute or two to create your profile here (otherwise, you won't get matched to any editors!).

Thanks to all of the new mentors who have joined over the past few months. Big thanks to Missvain to posting about our little project here to the gendergap-l mailing list. I, JethroBT drop me a line 00:47, 13 February 2015 (UTC) on behalf of Wikipedia:Co-op.

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Valentine Greets!!![edit]

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Hello Anne Delong, love is the language of hearts and is the feeling that joins two souls and brings two hearts together in a bond. Taking love to the level of Wikipedia, spread the WikiLove by wishing each other Happy Valentine's Day, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person.
Sending you a heartfelt and warm love on the eve,
Happy editing,
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E-mail[edit]

Hi Anne, I received your message and am sorry that someone may be using your information. Here is the text of the email we first received:

"Hi American Benefits Council,

I checked your Wikipedia declined draft; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:American_Benefits_Council

I am a Wikipedian with high privileges, check my user page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Anne_Delong

I will do online research and rewrite the content in encyclopedic tone to get it approved on Wikipedia. Please respond if interested.

Regards, Anne"

It came from a weird Outlook email (mostly all numbers) that would not receive messages anyway; my first reply was bounced back. I apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your quick response.

Sincerely,


Jessie JessieCheerio (talk) 18:07, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, JessieCheerio. This is in no way your fault. Just so you know, although some experienced editors are given extra software tools to do advanced work, this doesn't give them any "privileges" over anyone else when it comes to getting pages included in the encyclopedia - that's a matter of policies and guidelines that have been arrived at by consensus after discussions by the general community - of which you are one! Good luck with your editing. —Anne Delong (talk) 21:38, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

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Interview about your work on Wikipedia[edit]

Hello Anne,

I was just chatting with OriginalSoni for a research project I am working on and he suggested I get in touch with you. My research looks at how the participation of Wikipedians changes overtime. The interview should last about an hour and can be conducted over Skype, google, or phone. Would you be interested in chatting sometime next week?

I look forward to being in touch,

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DYK for Stephen G. Roszel[edit]

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Davida Singer (February 23)[edit]

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Carey Lohrenz article[edit]

I've added more references and resubmitted it today for re-consideration. You can check it out at Carey Lohrenz. TeriEmbrey (talk) 16:23, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia email re Newspapers.com signup[edit]

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Edit request for Sophie Hunter page[edit]

Can you please insert this parameter to Sophie Hunter's page as she has notable family members. You can just copy-paste the one I've coded below and just replace the parentheses with brackets for linking. The sources are in the page's family section. Thank you very much and keep up the good work you do here on Wiki! 89.144.230.37 (talk) 02:42, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

|family =

  • ((Michael Gow (British Army officer)
  • Michael Gow))
  • (maternal grandfather)
  • ((J. E. B. Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone
  • J. E. B. Seely))
  • (maternal great-grandfather)
  • ((Timothy Carlton))
  • (father-in-law)
  • ((Wanda Ventham))
  • (mother-in-law)
Anne Delong, it would seem that this IP is actually a blocked sock wanting to get content readded that was deleted because of his socky-ness. -- WV 03:09, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I noted that and was in the process of writing a reply declining the request when you posted.—Anne Delong (talk) 03:14, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

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WP:Co-op: Presentation at Wikimania 2015[edit]

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Hey Anne Delong. I've put in a submission for a presentation at Wikimania 2015 called Is Two the Magic Number?: The Co-op and New Editor Engagement through Mentorship. I'll be talking about the state of finding help spaces on en.wiki and how our new mentorship space, The Co-op, factors into that picture. Reviewing will begin soon and I'll need your help to be able to present our work. Please review our proposal and give us feedback. If you would be interested in seeing this presentation, whether you are attending or not, please add your name to the signup at the bottom of the proposal (you do not need to attend Wikimania to express interest in presentations). I, JethroBT drop me a line on behalf of Wikipedia:Co-op.

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Co-op: Mentor profiles and final pilot prep[edit]

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Hey mentors, two announcements:

  1. You can now make your profile at The Co-op! Please set up your mentor profile here as soon as you are able, as the pilot begins on March 4th. It isn't very involved and should only take a minute. If you need more info about what the different skills mean (e.g. writing, communication), please refer to these descriptions.
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hello[edit]

I Anne, I noticed you signed in at our event for Art and Feminism. I was wondering that since you seem quite familiar with editing on Wikipedia if you wouldn't mind dropping by early and potentially helping new editors out throughout the evening? Coat ellis (talk) 14:36, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Hello Coat ellis. I will be attending a jam session at Sticks until 4 pm, and then I have to get something to eat and make a trip to East City, but I should be able to be there by six if that would be helpful. I can stay as long as you want; I have another thing to do in Peterborough tomorrow morning, so I planned on staying in town overnight.—Anne Delong (talk) 14:55, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
6 would be perfect! Looking forward to meeting you. Coat ellis (talk) 16:03, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

John Halver Edit[edit]

Hi fellow Wikipedian,

I did not want to try to revert an editor, that should never last. but I wanted to stop by and comment on a change you made here. removing the "Father of Fish Nutrition" part should not be considered "highly promotional text" as this says (you have to scroll through a few names). The term "Father/Mother of ..." can be overused quite often (4 of the 50+ people listed on the fisheries page), but I consider this fundamental as to why he is entitled to a wiki page.

Thank you so much for your work. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.37.82.6 (talk) 05:39, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Dear 108.37.82.6: I suggest that you write you concern on the talk page of the article, HERE. I will then add my reasons for removing the phrase. Then we can invite some other opinions, perhaps from the Wikipedia:WikiProject Fisheries and Fishing or Wikipedia:WikiProject Biology, and see if we can arrive at a consensus.—Anne Delong (talk) 12:19, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank You Anne appreciation for your input it was valuable and so pleased to finally connect with another female. Rachael reiko murakami (talk) 11:23, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

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have i the right page ?[edit]

im after contacting anne delong but feel i have left the same message as this on barbara f pages' page ? Regards Rachael Reiko / Rachael murray
i pressed the button in the article above thinking thats how to leave a message for you.
Rachael murray (talk) 15:12, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Do I go to the back of some review queue, everytime that i make a minor edit whilst i am awaiting review ? only it been a few days since my last review and the quoted number awaiting review on my page hasn't changed at all in fact it's gone up not down. I ask because every time i make a minor edit to my article draft the number awaiting review keeps going up and up. How are articles reviewed ? are they reviewed on a first come first served basis or is it random event where someone who reviews comes along and reviews only the articles that they fancy the looks of ? Regards Rachael
Rachael murray (talk) 15:46, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Hello again, Rachael murray. No, once you have submitted your article for review, you can keep improving it as much as you like, and it will remain in the same place in the queue. In fact, it may help the draft to be reviewed more quickly, because pages that are in good shape are quicker to review, so sometimes obviously ready drafts are reviewed before they get to the top of the list by people who have only a few minutes to spare. By the way, you don't need to use the "br" tags to create a new paragraph - just leaving an empty line (pressing enter twice) will do the same thing. The number of articles waiting for review is the total number, not the number ahead of you. To see the list, in order, look at Category:Pending AfC submissions, and if you don't see your draft, select (next 200) to see more. You can also see what's happening on this page: Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Submissions/List, which can be sorted by date. —Anne Delong (talk) 18:40, 15 March 2015 (UTC)


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Thanks Anne that is clear to understand although i resubmitted 5 days ago its got miles to go to get near the top of a very long list indeed.

is every one on wiki who call themself an editor able to review articles and other stuff ? or is anyone who is in the process of or has had published an article on wiki referring to themself as an editor? i ask because from reading other peoples talk page entries there seems to be rather a lot of officious sounding comments being bandied about. how can i tell if some one is able to review articles or not ?,

as far as my article is concerned rest assured your knowledge of karate will not be a drawback as the editorial content of the article is accurate, impartial, non-defamotry and referenced. where your skills come into play would be to tidy up the look and avoid me having to resubmit for something obvious that I am unable to see myself due to inexperience.


Regards Rachael Rachael murray (talk) 19:13, 15 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes, everyone (including you) who edits Wikipedia is called an editor, even if they never create an article but only improve existing ones. However, not everyone is ready to be a reviewer. Reviewers have to be familiar with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines about what makes an acceptable article. The criteria and current reviewer list are here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Participants. After each name you will see the word "count", and if you click there you can see when each editor joined Wikipedia and how many edits he or she has made. I remember when I submitted my first article in 2012; it seemed to take a very long time for the article to be reviewed, so to keep from getting bored while waiting I started fixing spelling mistakes, etc., in other drafts in the queue, and asking questions as you are doing. Have you considered leaving a message at WT:WikiProject Martial arts? The editors there may be able to give you some pointers, and you will see other Karate articles being discussed. About the officious sounding comments: Some editors have been on Wikipedia for many years and really are experts; others are just bossy - anyone can edit Wikipedia, and this includes people with a variety of personalities - friendly, crusty, nosy, opinionated, shy, whatever. Some come from cultures where people have different standards of politeness. It's a bit of a challenge getting along with everyone sometimes, but the main thing is to show patience. Remember that the discussions should be about improving Wikipedia, and try to take only what's useful rather than personal from each posting. —Anne Delong (talk) 20:29, 15 March 2015 (UTC)


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Wow didnt know you are a reviewer. as you havent made any editing alterations whatsoever of my article can you review it ?

Regards Rachael Rachael murray (talk) 21:04, 15 March 2015 (UTC)


Rachael murray, I see that most of your links don't go to internet pages that let you read the magazines. I presume that this is because the magazines aren't on line. Is the organization still running, and if so, have its tournaments been reported in newspapers, or have articles that are not written by the SKU appeared in magazines recently? I found these three items; are they about SKU?—Anne Delong (talk) 02:01, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

[1] [2] [3]

  1. ^ Ferrie (May 1999). Karate Do Way of the Empty Hand. Crowood Press, Limited. ISBN 978-1-86126-171-7. 
  2. ^ “Eleven Gold Medals for NW Shotokan”. Strabane Chronicle, May 19, 2014
  3. ^ “Georgian Karate Team: 11 Gold medals at 4th WLSKC”. Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia.


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Yes i too have found it difficult getting different outside sources but i think it is due to the SKU having their own quarterly magazine that has been running for years. anyhow i have managed to find webpage entries from acclaimed individuals stating that they were or are still members of the SKU and that they attribute something of their success to the SKU, also i have found other organisations in other countries as far a field as nepal & pakistan and in the uk that are citing the SKU in technical articles that they have written and they are using the SKU as reference in their articles, while others are citing the SKU on their web pages as they are currently or were once members of the SKU.

http://wckf.org/index.php
http://www.tigrakarate.co.uk/tki/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14&Itemid=54
http://wckf.org/view-member-detail.php?id=733
http://www.mskgroup.info/msk-history.html
http://wantagekarateclub.co.uk/wordpress/?p=107
https://mbasic.facebook.com/76818167519/photos/a.10150103770777520.292394.76818167519/10150113434582520/?type=1&source=46&refid=17

ive read some of the enteries from other sports on wiki and their editors dont seem as happy to adhere so closely to the ideal as i am trying to do because sadly a few of the reference that they have supplied are to their own webpages not outside sources and a couple of them led me to a blank http 404 dead end, so im not sure that i am continue any further with the writing of the page if i cant find different reference to the current ones in use as i strongly believe that the reference currently being used in the draft are from respected journals and books from withing the martial arts world. I'm also not so sure should i remove the links connected to the references that ive supplied in the draft or should i leave them in there. It seems an insurmountable issue for me, when comparing other sports entries, what do you advise Anne ?

Regards Rachael Rachael murray (talk) 16:53, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Rachael murray, I am out of my depth here. Not only do I know nothing about Karate organizations, but I have never been involved in any sport whatsoever. I think you should contact the editors at WP:WikiProject Martial arts for further advice. You may find people there who have copies of the magazines that you have linked, or at least will have heard of them, and who know where to look for better sources. I am happy to answer questions about format, but I am out of ideas otherwise, and I hate to see you working so hard on this without knowing first whether the organization passes notability in the martial arts world. —Anne Delong (talk) 19:16, 16 March 2015 (UTC)


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Dont worry as we are even because I know nothing about bluegrass. You have helped me so far with some good advice. So speaking on a matter of format is the format of my draft ok ? is it just requiring different references ? I look forward to your response Anne. Yes i have worked hard on the project from obtaining permission from subject to write the article and to use their logo and through my wiki ignorance ive had to remove the logo and ive altered almost everything to comply to various suggestions from well wishers, i feel like for what ever reason there is a higher force out there saying forget it so your unbiased common sense input is helpful.

Regards Rachael
Rachael murray (talk) 19:59, 16 March 2015 (UTC)


A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hi,

Thanks for accepting my contribution. Its my born village but its not added into the pages. I tried to add as much, but it was rejected to accept and for back for edit. Unfortunately I don't have much time to look into.

Thanks again for adding.. Raochandu (talk) 16:18, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

May I Have Help with a Page?[edit]

I'm working on an article for Dream Catalogue, Bandcamp's biggest vaporwave label. It also held the first live vaporwave concert last February. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Blue_Gnome_Tree/sandbox Thank you,

Blue Gnome Tree (talk) 22:20, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Dear Blue Gnome Tree: For a record label to have an article in Wikipedia, it must have been written about extensively in independent news reports, magazine articles, album reviews in edited publications, books, etc. Please find these before doing further work on the draft. The journalists or reviewers must be actual journalists and authors, not anonymous usernames, and the write-ups must be about the label, not only about the musicians whose recordings are being released. If you've found some published sources about this label, and need help adding them after reading WP:Referencing for beginnners, I can help with that. The label is pretty new, though, and appears to be pretty nebulous; it may be too soon for an encyclopedia article, which can't indulge in speculation if published sources can't be found. —Anne Delong (talk) 23:37, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Dear Ms. Delong,

I was aware of that in the creation of the article, and I have found plenty of legitemate sources to bolster the information. Here are just some of the ones that I've found: Interview w/ Red Bull Music Academy Interview w/ Neonvice DC Interviews Vincent Remember VIRTUALIFE Concert Information VIRTUALIFE Info (DC) DC Interviews Vapererror DC Releases Reviewed by AmbientExotica

In a few weeks, I am even told, the owner of Dream Catalogue is going to be interviewed by VICE, which I will be sure to make use of. As a member of r/Vaporwave, I can basically sort out which artists are notable and which of them aren't. The current references on Wikipedia's Vaporwave page include artists who are are about as notable as those current, although a lot different from today. My primary concern for this article is articulating the references to Wikipedia standards, as well as re-wording some things, re-organizing some other things, etc. I can handle notability (they dominate the genre's bandcamp after all).

I started this project (which goes beyond the DC page) as a means of updating the current scene, which is in no way shape or form represented on Wikipedia; only the classic stuff is. If you could suggest to me any grammatical corrections, formatting techniques, or anything else that will be needed, I will be thankful. Thank you for your time,

Blue Gnome Tree (talk) 20:04, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Anne[edit]

Thanks Anne

Your advice has been positive understandable and well presented.

Regards Rachael

Rachael murray (talk) 00:24, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your feedback[edit]

Hi Anne, thanks for your feedback on the United World Schools page in AFC. It was really helpful. Tinghuber2015 (talk) 23:18, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

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Patrick Casey[edit]

While reviewing pending G13 deletions, I accepted Patrick Casey (runner) because it looked to be in good shape already. After doing so, I noticed you had worked on the article today - obviously my list was a bit out of date. Anyway, 1) good work; 2) my apologies if my acceptance caused any inconvenience via an edit conflict or anything like that. --ThaddeusB (talk) 02:07, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

No problem, ThaddeusB; I hadn't even noticed. When I found the draft it had a speedy deletion tag on it; I just added some sources to justify removing the tag. I don't know anything about sports, and I figured if I took time to ask the Athletics people the page would disappear. Anything you want to take off my list is just fine with me, I won't have time to finish them all myself anyway.—Anne Delong (talk) 02:37, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

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WikiProject History Merge[edit]

Given your regular activity at WP:Cut-and-paste-move repair holding pen, I have added your name to the list of participants at WP:WikiProject History Merge, partly to keep the list from being empty. You are, of course, free to remove your name, if you so wish! Thanks, SD0001 (talk) 15:31, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

That's okay, SD0001, although I don't monitor the request list; I just happen to work in an area frequented by new users, so I come across a lot of copy-paste incidents, and fix them myself rather than report them.—Anne Delong (talk) 15:38, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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