User talk:Billinghurst

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IRC cloak request: I confirm that my freenode nick is sDrewth

TUSC token 0952014894107913a59076d5378c61b1[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

The Signpost: 26 March 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 02 April 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 09 April 2014[edit]

Translating "Personal acquaintances"[edit]

Hi Billinghurst, I found you already helped fixing it earlier and wanted to ask if you could again help improving the translation and functionality of this wonderful project? I have requested import to en.wiki and now it is in my userspace: User:Jan Schwefel/Personal acquaintances waiting to be made ready for launching. If you don't have the time yourself I would be very thankful if you could ask other native English Wikipedians for helping it? --BR, Jan S. (media) 13:31, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Noted, I will try to get to it in th next couple of days. I hope that suits, RL! — billinghurst sDrewth 15:23, 16 April 2014 (UTC)


Status and Advice[edit]

As reviewing administrator, I unfortunately had to delete the article on Wallace. Not because of any problem with importance of notability: he passes the WP:GNG by being the subject of an article in a national encyclopedia, and he passes WP:PROF by his editorships.

The reason was copyright violation--the text was copied from the Canadian Encyclopedia. . The Canadian encyclopedia is free to read, but limited to non-commercial use only. We cannot accept such material, because all material in WP must be free for everyone for any purpose. For a full explanation, see WP:Copyright. Only material released under a true free license is acceptable. So please rewrite it, but us the article as a source of material. If you need to make judgements in the WP article, do so with short quotes, but they are best avoided, because his importance speaks for itself. (It would be good to find another source also. DGG ( talk ) 15:58, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

@DGG: That is bullshit. The article stub was a year old, and you have the ability to revert. Please utilise the right tools for the right tasks. So please undelete, and reread the history of the article. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:04, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
the draft as you left it actually does fail A7, for it says nothing more than that he was " a Canadian historian, librarian, and editor", which is not an indication of any significance. . Now, we know he is notable, because of both the existence of the article in the Canadian Enc. at http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/william-stewart-wallace, and because of the information contained there. Under the assumption that you intend to add the necessary material, I will undelete your old version. (The alternative, which I would have done myself if I had had the time, was to rewrite the copyvio version, which was a direct copy of that article.) DGG ( talk ) 03:54, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Error in fact. A7 talks about the person having notability and this person does, it should not have been speedily deleted. There has been a long tradition of allowing stubs, and if I had the time and expertise to do the article, then I would have. I believe that, the author page was created at enWS, that I added the data to WD, and saw that the page was missing from here so added it as a stub. Yes, less than perfect, such is life, and has never been a criteria for enWP before. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:43, 17 April 2014 (UTC)