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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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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)

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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! (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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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 (talk) 05:39, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Dear 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.

Reply for Anne Delong

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.

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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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. 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]

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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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Draft:Helmuth Prieß (German soldier) - etiquette question[edit]

Hello Anne Delong, as an experienced AfC contributor, could I ask you for some etiquette advice on this draft please? From what I understand of the AfC guidelines, it should be OK to finish such a draft, or? The original author left a short note 2 months ago, but I am not sure, they will continue editing here anytime soon. Does the original author need any additional attribution (aside from the edit history)? As you can see I already did some cleanup - with a little more filling and polishing the article should be able to make it into article namespace. GermanJoe (talk) 10:56, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello, GermanJoe. You are welcome to improve any draft; if the editor who created and submitted it was actively working on it, it would be polite to explain to him or her why you are making any serious changes, since AfC drafts are usually created by new users who may not understand, but in this case I would just go ahead and fix it up. In my opinion, though, it needs quite a bit of improvement in the way of (1) claims to notability and (2)reliable independent sources. If he is supposed to be notable for founding a "working group" I hope that you will explain what that is. Thanks for taking an interest in this; there are so many of these drafts just sitting around getting nowhere, and I hate to see all that work wasted.—Anne Delong (talk) 11:38, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the advice, Anne Delong. The whole dispute between peace movement and critical soldiers on the one side and Bundeswehr and government on the other side was kind of a big deal back then. But as with many news stories: only for a while, then public interest waned and switched to more "interesting" topics. I'll try to clarify the article's context with "Darmstädter Signal" and the general German situation back then a bit better, but it's been a while ago and I don't really remember many details of it :). GermanJoe (talk) 11:49, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
Could I bother you for a second look please, when you have time? I believe, I have addressed your concerns and extended the referencing considerably - I even found 1 (one) English source ;). Prieß is briefly mentioned in 3 additional German books, but those books cover miniscule background details of German policy and are of little significance for an encyclopedic article (imo). Assuming the article can meet the notability threshold, do I just re-nominate it? GermanJoe (talk) 15:56, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
GermanJoe, it's quite a bit better. There are still some references to his own writings which should ideally be moved to a "Publications" section and replaced by news or book references about them, but I there are enough other references and claims of notability to accept the article. However, there's already an article about a person named Helmuth Prieß, who is also a German soldier, so what should the page be called?—Anne Delong (talk) 19:03, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for taking a look. The name question is quite the challenge: de- and fr-Wiki differentiate between Hellmuth Prieß (the WWI general) and Helmuth Prieß (the post-WWII lieutenant) only over the extra L. Considering both are 20th-century German soldiers, I actually have no better idea. Suggestion: let's move the current Helmuth Prieß to Hellmuth Prieß (the WWI general is spelt with 2 L in most sources anyway) and move the draft to "Helmuth Prieß". I would also add a hatnote to both articles pointing to the other name variant in this special case. GermanJoe (talk) 20:01, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
GermanJoe, I can't agree with that at this time because there are a quite a few pages that are linked to the General's page. I've moved it to Helmuth Prieß (soldier) for now. I don't have any interest in the military, and I don't speak German, so I don't really care if you move the pages around, but you should probably discuss this with MisterBee1966, who has done quite a bit of work on Helmuth Prieß. Adding the hatnotes is a good idea.—Anne Delong (talk) 21:09, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Good call - I forgot to check the incoming links (oops). I'll keep the titles as is for now (better than confusing the situation even more), maybe MisterBee has a good idea for a meaningful disambig. GermanJoe (talk) 21:20, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

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Editta Braun company[edit]

Hallo Anne! I was once working on the article of the dance company of the international working choreographer Editta Braun. Unfortunately, the articel is still "in creation" but not online. I saw, that you hat been working on that:

What had to be done, that the article will go online? Thank you for helping?

Kind regards, Sindy — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:06, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Sindy. I improved the article a little so that it wouldn't be deleted because I thought that there should be an article about this topic. However, I know very little about ballet, so I couldn't finish it. I can give you some general advice for improvement. Wikipedia articles should not have opinions, feelings, aspirations, etc., but just facts. The article describes what the company members intent to express in their dances; this should be removed. Any text about style, impressions, etc., should be about what the critics and independent dance writers said, including negative material. For example, "XYZ dance company was praised in ABC dance magazine for its expressive choreography; a review in PQR newspaper called for more appropriate costuming". Here's an example ballet article: Colon Theater Ballet .

Also, a long list of everything the company has ever done doesn't make for interesting reading. Most ballet companies have a web page where all that stuff is listed, and a link to that can be put in the "External links" section of the article. Instead, a paragraph or two about some of the more notable events and performances would be better.

I would suggest that you post a message at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ballet, asking for help in getting the page on line. The editors there will know just what changes to make.—Anne Delong (talk) 14:07, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Frederic Woodman Root[edit]

I put the article up for AfD. My reason for the PROD was notability. I still can't find evidence meeting "If a topic has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject, it is presumed to be suitable for a stand-alone article or list." There is one non-reliable source, a likely unreliable source, both trivial, and two other trivial mentions. Anyway, let's take it to AfD. Jerod Lycett (talk) 18:31, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Jerod Lycett. I decided to try to improve this article because the person you notified is blocked. If you believe it's non-notable, AfD is the right thing to do.—Anne Delong (talk) 18:44, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

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Would you mind moving a page?[edit]

Hi, I ran into a little problem earlier when accepting an AfC article, List of Girl Meets World Episodes, recently. I'd like to move it to List of Girl Meets World episodes, but that page is currently a redirect to Girl Meets World. Looks like I need an administrator to do the move. I put in a request at WP:RM but according to the ensuing talk page discussion, it's non-controversial and doesn't need to be discussed through RM. Would you be able to move the capital-E "episodes" article to the lowercase-e "episodes" article?

And out of curiosity, is there some protocol for dealing with this in the future? I've seen a few AfC articles that could be accepted but can't be moved because they share a name with an already existing mainspace redirect. Thanks for your help! wia (talk) 22:05, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello, wia. Normally this would be no problem, but the requested page name has been protected because the title has been deleted twice already after a discussion. I could override this, but I am hesitant to do so until I contact the editor(s) who protected it. Apparently editors kept trying to list the episodes before they actually existed. I will investigate and get back to you. There is a process for this; you add {{db-move|Name of page to be moved here|reason}} to the redirect you want removed.—Anne Delong (talk) 22:26, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Ah okay. Hope I haven't caused you any extra trouble with this. I see I still have much to learn about Wikipedia's inner workings! Nonetheless, thank you for your willingness to help! wia (talk) 22:35, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Anne, just a note that Callanecc is away for a while but should be back early next week. Liz Read! Talk! 00:36, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
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Thank you for helping with the split issue at Talk:List of Girl Meets World Episodes and being willing to help pick up the pieces of my (rather impetuous) article acceptance! wia (talk) 21:49, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

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Drafts where someone has just copied article to mainspace[edit]

In the old AfC postponed G13 articles I am finding cases where an editor, either the original one or another, just pasted the material into a mainspace article. Is there any point in having a history merge in this case, or just ask that the AfC draft be deleted as a duplicate? Thanks. StarryGrandma (talk) 20:05, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi, StarryGrandma. I have checked into this, and it depends on whether there is content in the old draft that isn't attributed properly in the new one. For example, if one editor makes a draft, and no one else adds to or changes the text (AFC comments don't count - they are deleted anyway), and then the same editor makes a copy in mainspace, then the old draft can be g-6'd. However, if more than one person worked on the draft, or if a different editor is the one who made the mainspace copy, then a history merge is needed to show who really created the content. If another editor came along and just changed the spacing or bolded a title or something it's not considered "attributable". Sometimes there is a problem if the copy-paste isn't noticed right away and there are edits with overlapping dates and times; that makes the history merge complicated and in most cases impractical. I have done a lot of these merges, so I'll be glad to work on any you find, or you can just tag them. And thanks for helping out with these old drafts! —Anne Delong (talk) 21:13, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
Here's what I have found recently.
Another article is just a duplicate attempt. Should I just ask for it to be deleted as A10 (though not newer)?
Thanks. There are so so so many old drafts! But some of it is so interesting it would be a shame to lose it. StarryGrandma (talk) 22:46, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
StarryGrandma, I have history-merged the first two. The Boas draft can't be deleted with A10 - that's just for article space. If there's any salvageable content, it could be moved to mainspace as a redirect, perhaps Natasha Boas (curator), for later possible content merging, but if not, maybe WP:MFD is the best way.—Anne Delong (talk) 04:03, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Duplicated information while accepting AfCs[edit]

Hello Anne Delong, your edit [1] at Joseph Brent duplicated several "internal" informations like persondata, categories and defaultsort. I have mentioned this problem a few months ago at AfC talk, but the reason for this behaviour couldn't be found (as far as I remember). If you know someone with more technical background knowledge at AfC (not sure who is maintaining AfC bots and tools actually), maybe it would be worthwhile to research this problem again - it happens sporadically at least 2-3 times per month (I usually notice it, when DEFAULTSORT is duplicated as this error populates an own maintenance category). If you need more information about this issue, please let me know. GermanJoe (talk) 13:49, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Found the old thread here Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Articles_for_creation/Helper_script/Archive_2#Problems_with_AfC_cleanups?. Maybe the script needs 1-2 precautionary checks to display at least a brief warning message in such cases. GermanJoe (talk) 13:54, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi, GermanJoe. I'm afraid that I can't think of anyone to tell about this other than the guys who hang out at WT:AFCH, so I left another message there. In this case the original default sort data was wrong, so the duplication actually helped correct an error!—Anne Delong (talk) 15:10, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for passing this along to the correct forum, Anne Delong (I am not that often in AfC topics). As I said, it "only" happens a few times a month, but would probably be worthwhile to optimize the script's behaviour in that regard. GermanJoe (talk) 15:15, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

RSC Gold[edit]

Re: "I'm not a scientist, so I don't have the usual subscriptions."; please see Wikipedia:RSC Gold. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 09:56, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up, Andy Mabbett. Unfortunately, access to advanced chemistry articles would not mean that I could actually read and understand them, so I'll leave those subscriptions for those who can benefit from them, and stick to Popular Science. Besides, I'm already carrying Highbeam,, Scotland's People, British Newspaper Archive and Find My Past.—Anne Delong (talk) 11:57, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Bodega Catena Zapata[edit]

Thanks for having a crack at this. I looked at it and was overwhelmed by the referencing, so decided to flag it as an issue and stand back for a while. Fiddle Faddle

Yes, it's discouraging when we try to keep promotional fluff from being moved out of AfC into the encyclopedia, only to find wads of it already there. The problem is that there are so many articles compared to the number of editors who care about policies. I cut the article down quite a bit, but I really don't know if the remaining sources are independent and reliable or not, so thanks for tagging it.—Anne Delong (talk) 17:23, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Despite your excellent use of a scalpel it still feels very promotional. I am pinging CorporateM to see if they might be willing to do one of their renowned tactical nuclear strikes to follow up your work. You have let us see the actual article, but it gets exhausting doing it. Fiddle Faddle 17:37, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
I moved the article to be named after the founder, Nicolás Catena, but then later changed my mind. The source material is focused on the family members, but there are several and it makes more sense to create one article on the vineyard covering the family, then separate articles on each person. Are either of you admins that can move the page back? CorporateM (Talk) 18:18, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
I am not. You make a persuasive point on the spawning of real articles from this. 18:38, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
I moved the article back. There was nothing to indicate that the family members were notable apart from their winery and winemaking activities, so I think that is the right title. The article could use more information about the winery itself.—Anne Delong (talk) 21:57, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. I've finished with it and watchlisted. I think it's a pretty good stub at this point, though I wonder if it should have just been deleted as promotion. I didn't know my "tactical nuclear strikes" were renown, but hey. CorporateM (Talk) 22:50, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

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Re:Kyle Dubas[edit]

I'd be incline to say that the draft for Kyle Dubas is just barely over the line of acceptability to exist here now as an independent article, however I should qualify that by pointing out that simply because it meets the minimum requirements does not necessarily mean it will last long here. I'd look for the draft version to end up with a csd or afd tag before May is out, but if you are willing to chance it then at this point I would say go for it :) TomStar81 (Talk) 01:28, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Okay, TomStar81, since you thought it was weak, I added a few more references before bumping it into mainspace. If it goes to AfD I'll add ten or twenty more, since there seems to be an endless supply. I hope not, though - I have no interest at all in hockey.—Anne Delong (talk) 03:33, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Need some help[edit]

Hi Anne. I've been helping a class of students from Berklee College of Music with their class assignments. A student created the new article BOP Studios, but got into a bit of a tangle because another editor had also moved their original sandbox to Draft:Bophuthatswana Recording Studios. That draft should be deleted as it contains extensive copyvio in the history, which I had removed. Background here. Apart from the student, I'm the only contributor to the draft, and that was only to remove the copyvio. Could you delete Draft:Bophuthatswana Recording Studios for me. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 06:39, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Voceditenore. Since the draft's creator had already added the useful material to mainspace, the draft was certainly no longer needed, so I deleted it under db-g6. Good luck with your students - we can always use more editors for music articles!—Anne Delong (talk) 11:31, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks so much, Anne! I'm hoping some of them might stay on after their class assignments. Who knows? Some of them have produced some very good stuff. Piano burning is my favourite. I had never heard of this practice until one of the students created it. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 11:39, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Adminship anniversary[edit]

You've been an admin for a whole year. If your first thought was, "Has it been that long already?", then you are probably having way too much fun. Here's hoping you'll have a lot more fun.
Cheers. —Telpardec  TALK  19:37, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Anniversary, Anne! --AmaryllisGardener talk 20:43, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for noticing, Telpardec and AmaryllisGardener. I have been enjoying it mostly. I'm afraid I'm a pretty whimpy admin though - I haven't blocked anyone.... although I've been valiantly defending Big Bird. —Anne Delong (talk) 21:03, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
The best admins are decisive and unobtrusive. Continue to be both. Fiddle Faddle 21:53, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
A little treat to celebrate the occasion. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 22:39, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
Congratulations (from another TPS). Thank you for helping out in that often thankless function. GermanJoe (talk) 04:06, 2 May 2015 (UTC)