User talk:Boleyn

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User:Boleyn is the same editor as User:Boleyn2 and User:Boleyn3. I used to use the three log-ins to increase my watchlist, but they can now all fit on one.

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Just wanted to show my support for your tireless contributions to hndis-cleanup, for both you and your alter-ego. The recent criticism is completely unjustified, I have always found your edits to follow WP:MOSDAB scrupulously. Editorial differences will always occur but this should never have gone beyond the pages concerned or your talk page. Keep up the good work! Tassedethe (talk) 08:30, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
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For just being you day after day Happydude 69ya (talk) 21:20, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
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Thanks for all your help at Wikipedia:Suggestions for name disambiguation! Those dab pages may Wikipedia more useful and accessible for everyone, and your work is appreciated. – Quadell (talk) 14:22, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
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Thanks so much for your help finishing off the missing disambiguation links. You made it happen! – Quadell (talk) 14:48, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Boleyn, you are a one-woman disambiguating machine! Thanks for your continuing remarkable effort. – Quadell (talk) 00:42, 29 March 2009 (UTC)


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For all your hard work cleaning up disambiguation pages, and consistently tagging worthless pages for removal, I hereby award you this barnstar! Keep up the good work! --ThaddeusB (talk) 14:35, 22 August 2009 (UTC)


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For being a great long-term contributor who had to deal with a really lousy block and all that unnecessary ANI drama. IronGargoyle (talk) 17:00, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

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For doing such a great job refining and standardizing disambiguation pages, especially ones I create! Jokestress (talk) 22:02, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

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For your prolific work with creating dab pages and development. Keep up the great work! Henry would regret beheading you! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:55, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
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For all the disambig work, including the recently created Andy Nelson page. Lugnuts (talk) 07:44, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

An award for you[edit]

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Golden Wiki Award

In recognition of all the work you’ve done lately! (talk) 21:25, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, that's very knid of you. Boleyn (talk) 16:34, 2 April 2012 (UTC)


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Congratulations on reaching 100000 edits. You have achieved a milestone that very few editors have been able to accomplish. The Wikipedia Community thanks you for your continuing efforts. Keep up the good work!

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Thanks, I appreciate you taking the time to send this to me. Boleyn (talk) 12:37, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Though it's been said before, it bears repeating, thanks for your recent disambiguation work! Rosiestep (talk) 02:16, 26 June 2012 (UTC)


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There's hardly a dab page that I create where you don't show to improve things. Your diligence certainly deserves a barnstar. Schwede66 08:16, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Happy 6th Wikibirthday! Congrats on all the success and thanks for all the good work! MahmoudHashemi (talk) 11:53, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Editor of the Week[edit]

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Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week, for excellent work in a largely un-rewarded subject area. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

User:Northern Antarctica submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

As a 6-year veteran editor with over a 150,000 edits, Boleyn has quietly been creating tons and tons of disambiguation pages. This is an important area of work, but it doesn't generally get much attention, so Boleyn is probably well overdue for a bit of recognition. After all, users who faithfully work to improve the encyclopedia — yet don't get very much of the limelight — are the people that this award was designed for.

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A one-woman disambiguating machine! Makes dab pages useful and accessible.
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Thanks again for your efforts! ```Buster Seven Talk 13:57, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, User:Northern Antarctica and User:Buster7. It is very, very much appreciated. Boleyn (talk) 18:56, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Disambig question[edit]


It seems I wasn't clear on when redlinks are acceptable in disambiguation pages. Thanks for fixing. Question for you, though: Do you always add a redlink if there's even one incoming link? If so, what's to stop turning this or that non-notable subject into a wikilink in order to add it to a disambig? ...Not that being in a disambiguation page is many people's glory, but of course people add themselves, friends, non-notable bands, etc. all the time. Thanks. --— Rhododendrites talk |  07:20, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Rhododendrites. Essentially, the red link still needs to meet WP:REDLINK guidelines, and be considered notable and verifiable but without an article as yet. And yes, one incoming link would be fine - if someone is looking for an ice hockey player of that name, I can at least direct them then to an article on a tournament they played in, and which mentions them. However, would every redlink be double-checked for notability and verifiability? No, so some non-notables would get through. However, to get on a disambiguation page, you don't have to be notable, you just have to have info on Wikipedia about you (see MOS:DABMENTION). Non-notable entertainers tend to be removed quite quickly, because editors tend to be suspicious of such redlinks. However, if a non-notable musician worked on a notable album, then there is still info about them on WP, and it's helpful to readers to guide them there.

There are occasions when I would remove them per WP:IAR - those whose only incoming links are on a [List of bands from Michigan] or similar, which doesn't indicate notability - it's different if they're on a list of Grammy winners, which would indicate notability and be a useful link. I've also seen, very rarely, headteachers be addd to disambiguation pages because they are mentioned in the school's articles. I would remove this, unless there was some indication that they were really significant in some way. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 07:42, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

That helps. Thanks for taking the time to explain. --— Rhododendrites talk |  15:40, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

I notice you put some of my golf red links back onto the disambiguity pages. Fine with that. If the idea is for me to put in an entry every time I have to put "(golfer)" behind somebody's name so they wouldn't link to the wrong person, that's fine. I'll have a LOT to enter if that's the case. I just know the vast majority will NEVER get an article written for them. I've created 20 new golf tournament pages, and they probably average around 10 each, so we're talking 200 entries. Your guidance would be appreciated !! Thanks, in advance. Ocfootballknut (talk) 10:15, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker)@Ocfootballknut: If you think these people will never get an article written for them, please don't link them in the first place. Redlinks should be for topics about whom an article might be written: see WP:RED: "Articles should not have red links to topics that are not likely to have an article". But if they've got a link, with a disambiguation, then it's worth including them in a disambiguation page to make sure that if anyone else creates a link for them they will (we hope) check whether the link works, find the dab page, find the standard disambiguated title for the particular golfer (as opposed to adding "(UK golfer)" or "(golf)" perhaps), so that if ever an article is created it'll be at the title used by all the existing redlinks. PamD 10:48, 2 July 2014 (UTC)


Thomas Woore as per ref supplied Entry 357

You left the JD above mine that has no refs

Good job --Dave Rave (talk) 10:01, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Dave. A disambiguation page is essentially an index of articles - we do not add entries which have no links on them, because that doesn't help the reader find an article, which is what a disambiguation page is all about. It is recommended that editors WP:Create the article first, however some entries can be added if they don't have an article but meet MOS:DABRL or MOS:DABMENTION. They still need to have 1 blue link per line (see WP:DDD or MOS:D), however - linking to an article, not a list or Wikiproject page. They may well be other entries on the page which don't meet MOS:DABENTRY - there's always some things in a page that could do with improvement - but I don't always examine the pages looking for every improvement, or I would never do anything else. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 13:49, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Daniel Larson[edit]

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The article Daniel Larson has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

No credible claim of notability. His "books" turn out to be Microsoft technical manuals; he is listed as a coauthor.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. MelanieN (talk) 04:01, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

@MelanieN: I've reverted to the redirect Boleyn created, before the non-notable autobiog was created. PamD 05:45, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, User:PamD, I'm glad it's back to the redirect. Boleyn (talk) 13:04, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, PamD, sorry I missed that! And Boelyn, sorry to bother you. --MelanieN (talk) 14:29, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

George Barnard[edit]

Hi Boleyn,

I just saw, that you deleted my addition of the British painter George Barnard:

Could you please tell me, what was wrong with my edit? Cheers! --74albia (talk) 08:33, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Boleyn, I just read your comment in a similar posting. You are reffering to: "MOS:DABRL". I read: "... Do not create red links to articles that are unlikely ever to be written, or are likely to be removed : as insufficiently notable topics. ..."
Both points are not the case with a notable painter like Barnard. As requested in DABRL, I unlinked the name and added 2 links as a first source. Never heard about this rule (no red links in disambiguation page) in my
country. In fact, from my point of view, it makes sense to create theses links (even without articles in the first place) in order to show other users (who might have more time or information about this
special (but missing) subject), that there is a need and demand for a new article. That´s the way the German Wiki deals with it. But that does not mean, it´s better. Just different :-)
But anyway, I hope it´s ok, now.
Cheers! --74albia (talk) 09:33, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello, User: 74albia, and thanks for your hard work. Unfortunately, here, the sections of MOS:DABRL you've quoted aren't relevant here. MOS:DABRL states that: A link to a non-existent article (a "red link") should only be included on a disambiguation page when an article (not just disambiguation pages) also includes that red link...To find out if any article uses the red link, click on it, and then click "What links here" on the toolbox on the left side of the page.

If the only pages that use the red link are disambiguation pages, do one of the following:

Unlink the entry word but still keep a blue link in the description. Red links should not be the only link in a given entry; link also to an existing article, so that a reader (as opposed to a contributing editor) will have somewhere to navigate to for additional information. The linked article should contain some meaningful information about the term. Start a new article for the red link, using the description on the disambiguation page.

If it does have a blue link (to an article) it needs to be one which meets MOS:DABMENTION, so there is actually information on that person in the article linked to. If the title is not mentioned on the other article, that article should not be linked to in the disambiguation page, since linking to it would not help readers find information about the sought topic.. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 10:41, 16 July 2014 (UTC)


You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Purappadu_(2nd_nomination). Thanks. (Rovinemessage) 20:04, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Senior Open[edit]

Greetings Anne. Can you fill this out and improve it?♦ Dr. Blofeld 06:40, 21 July 2014 (UTC)