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Thanks for all of the comments you make. Please be aware that if you would like a personal response, to let me know in the body of the text so I may contact you.

Please do not use this page to conduct discussion of my edits on specific pages, except to link to relevant discussion on the talk page of that specific page. I have a policy of conducting all discussion about articles on the talk page of that article. If you post a comment on my user talk page about a particular article, I will not respond here but in the talk page of the article in question (unless the changes are minor, in which case I will just make the changes without any additional discussion). Calwatch 03:54, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

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cropped magazine covers are COPYVIO[edit]

Image copyright problem with Image:Ao693-MichelleAlves HBazaarUS.jpg[edit]

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3RR[edit]

(just a friendly warning:) Please be mindful of WP:3RR. I believe you're getting close to a violation of it. –Tifego(t) 03:37, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

UCRGrad[edit]

Hi, I made a user subpage for preparation, and I propose we use its talk page for any further discussion about this. –Tifego(t) 04:19, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

Also, I'm not really sure what to make of the warning at the top of this talk page, but... feel free to delete any of the comments I've made here so far, as they were intended only to bring something to your attention (not to start a discussion here). –Tifego(t) 04:23, 29 April 2006 (UTC)


The purpose of that is to permit me to bring issues of general interest which are sometimes addressed ONLY to me directly to be brought back to other readers of the talk page so that "side conversations" of interest to the rest of the talk page are brought back in an open forum instead of being conversations behind someone's back. Clearly, though, this doesn't apply here. Calwatch 04:47, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

Edit summaries[edit]

I appreciate that you use edit summaries, but I urge you to be a bit more communicative. Large deletions and additions perhaps deserve more description than "various changes". It means more work for your fellow editors trying to figure out what the changes actually were. Cheers, -Will Beback 08:08, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

Template: CBS[edit]

Hey there. Your idea about creating a page to list all the CBS Radio stations so that we can take them out of the template is a good one. I've started the work on List of broadcast stations owned by CBS Radio and would love it if you could help me out with it. Thanks! Lambertman 19:11, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Re:Requests for unprotection[edit]

Several articles you have mentioned unprotection in (all in this very day) were touched by the same stalker/vandal. I would like to inquire as to by what method you happened onto all of these in the same time frame (i.e. whether there is a list you are scanning) and what your potential interests are regarding content in those articles. Please reply here. Thanks. 151.205.40.71 04:01, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

It's called Category:Protected pages, and I have done this before. I will remind you of WP:AGF and my edit logs and summaries should speak for themselves. Further discussion will be conducted in Wikipedia_talk:Requests_for_page_protection per my disclaimer above. Calwatch 04:43, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Why resort to being terse? I simply asked a question. Surely you can understand one's caution on this matter. 151.205.40.71 04:47, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
I am naturally going to be very suspicious of a user who has never made any edits prior to today asking questions that require a high degree of knowledge about how wikipedia works. If you wish to ask questions and you are an admin or even a registered user, please feel free to do so with your username. As noted above, the discussion will be moved to the Wikipedia_talk:Requests_for_page_protection page, where I started a blurb about my criteria. Calwatch 04:57, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
It appears that it is you who is not assuming good faith, then. I did not remark on the RFPP page because I am not interested in individual protection/unprotection but rather an editor who correlates material from the same dispute. I did not accuse you of anything. I merely asked how you came upon several of them. All you had to do was respond that you regularly scan the category that you mentioned. You seem to have a misunderstanding of anonymous IPs. These do not at all imply that a user has merely begun to edit upon the first in the list. If they are all recent, and the user is familiar with Wiki norms, this means they are likely editing with a dynamic IP, as opposed to static IPs, which are unchanging and hence accumulate many edits. As for the fact that I am editing anonymously, you might think that the first comment regarding a "stalker/vandal" might give some indication as to why. People are allowed to edit anonymously, whether they have accounts or not. It would be better if many people did not act as if this were not true. 151.205.40.71 05:04, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
To all reading, I have made comments to User talk:151.205.40.71 to wrap up this discussion. Calwatch 05:32, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

If the Arabs of Khuzestan page is unprotected, then it will need some intervention from a neutral party. I have tried to put forward several sources to ensure that the estimated range of Arab population is broader than that proposed by some editors, but have been over-ruled and called a separatist and more derogatory comments. Some believe that UN and Amnesty International officials are liars and anti-Iranian for suggesting the Arab population is a majority in the province and number up to 4.5 million. They don't want to accept any mention of higher figures, perhaps for political reasons.--الأهواز 10:08, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

I suggest to Yakhi Ahwaz that he does not make accusations or attacks other people here on Wikipedia. The article is terrible but it does not help to put in lies that Arabs are majority when most sources do not say this. Khorshid 05:21, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
I suggest that the parties move towards mediation, editing a consensus version in someone's userspace, or something similar. Three months is a really really long time for protection. Has anyone tried to ask for mediation? A straw poll? See WP:DR and WP:MEDCABAL for some intermediate steps should you decide that mediation is not necessary. I will check back in a week to see if things have progressed. (By the way, per the policy above, please keep the discussion on the talk page so everyone can read it. Thanks.) Calwatch 05:29, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
I am afraid there is no solution here. The editors are claiming that anyone who suggests Arabs are a majority in Khuzestan are liars, even when the estimate is made by UN officials! It is rich for Khorshid to accuse me of personal attacks when he has been going around people's talk pages to generate a critical mass of Iranian editors to mass revert me [1] - and yet refuses to participate on talk pages on these matters (so much for "good faith"). I doubt anyone will talk and that this will end up being another revert war, a trend that has afflicted numerous Iran-related articles.--الأهواز 09:01, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Protected redirects[edit]

OK, that sounds like it might be a good idea. Personally I disagree. But you should propose it at the village pump or on the category talk page to gauge consensus. If a new category is created we can run a script on the database dump to find all of the protected redirects and put them in the new category.--Commander Keane 05:31, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

RFARB filed against UCRGrad[edit]

Please consider adding a statement here [2] if you are still at all concerned with this.--Amerique 17:01, 22 June 2006 (UTC) Hello Calwatch,

Hey, could you help me gather more evidence showing how prior steps in dispute resolution could not work in this case? Morven seems to be a reasonable man, maybe if we presented more evidence in a better outlined fashion we could convince him that resolution steps requiring good faith are impossible in this case.--Amerique 00:52, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

KNBC reversion[edit]

I have reverted your reversion of my edit. I have responded to your statement on the talk page. If you feel the section of WP:NOT is not relevant in this case I encourage you to suggest a modification of that policy. - Amgine 04:29, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

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Official and potential[edit]

Replied here. Kncyu38 17:58, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

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Invitation[edit]

Hello – Based on your significant contribution to one or more San Francisco Bay Area-related articles and/or stated interests on your homepage, I thought you might be interested in this project:

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Year-round school[edit]

Hello Calwatch. If you would like to participate in the discussion at Talk:Year-round school, your input will be appreciated. Nimur 06:47, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Regarding "Exploratory Committees"[edit]

You're invited to comment at Template talk:United States presidential election, 2008 navigation, on this proposal:

Proposed Deletion of category "Exploratory" and "Declared" for individuals filing with FEC.

And please note this argument on the same talk page. Exploratory equals Candidate.

Best regards, -- Yellowdesk 07:24, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Actually looking at the articles[edit]

Smooth move on the local tv anchors, actually checking sources. I'm sure it will be lost in what is rather a battle about something else. KP Botany 04:44, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Lars Larson[edit]

Hey, sorry for walking into the mess on Lars Larson. I was going through User:Messedrocker/Unreferenced_BLPs/14 (insert shameless plug for help here...), didn't even notice that I hit a bad version of the page or I would have put back the bit that keeps disappearing. Also, if you could find a good source (I've only been able to find blog entries, unfortunately) for the bit about the university policies, that would be great--seems a good addition to the article, if verifiable. Happy editing! -- Jonel | Speak 03:34, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

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Casey Serin[edit]

I have to disagree with your attempt to delete the Casey Serin entry on wikipedia. His national media exposure, characterized by USA TODAY as the "poster child" of the ongoing US Housing Bubble Burst, makes his entry and inclusion onto wikipedia important. Far too many of us spent far too many hours cleaning up his entry to make it acceptable to wikipedia standards for it to be deleted. Please reconsider your viewpoint. It is my personal opinion that his story is far from over with(JerichoHill), given the legal ramifications on his taxes, ongoing personal problem, and potential civil/criminal actions. We will not know for years how this ends. You may contact me on my talk page--149.101.1.127 14:32, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, I forgot the 817. Doesn't matter since Serin brought his blog back, so our entire discussion is now mootJerichohill817 02:30, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

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Newscast Schedules[edit]

Schedules, including newscast schedules, are not allowed under WP:NOT#DIR. If you would please, revert your changes. Thanks. - 07:28, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

I took the liberty and reverted your changes for you under WP:NOT#DIR. Thanks for your understanding in this matter. - NeutralHomer T:C 03:30, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Farewell[edit]

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--evrik (talk) 15:34, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

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John and Ken‎[edit]

What sources are you using for the history of the John and Ken show?[3] ·:· Will Beback ·:· 22:56, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

All sources are listed in the article or will be as I try to piece this together. I have access to Lexis-Nexis, Newsbank, and other pay databases, so much of the items that I put in will take some effort to verify. Under WP:BLP, I am going to cite all negative information, but general background will look somewhat cumbersome if I put in a cite after every phrase of what they did. Calwatch 03:22, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
Cool. ·:· Will Beback ·:· 06:23, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

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Blogs as a reliable source[edit]

You may "think that Green Papers is perfectly acceptable" as a source, but Wikipedia guidelines do not agree with you concerning blogs (see here). →Wordbuilder (talk) 06:18, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

"Self-published material may, in some circumstances, be acceptable when produced by an established expert on the topic of the article whose work in the relevant field has previously been published by reliable third-party publications."
Green Papers is reliable because it has been cited in mainstream media. Bloomberg, Washington Post, and the Kansas City Star are reliable newspapers. [4] Therefore, I will continue reverting up to the 3RR limit, and encourage others to do so. Calwatch (talk) 06:36, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ashley Alexandra Dupré[edit]

There seems to be a clear consensus here that she's notable indeed. With your permission, I would like to close this discussion as a keep per WP:DPR#NAC and WP:SNOW -- the subject of the article clearly meets notability guidelines. Ten Pound Hammer and his otters(Broken clamshellsOtter chirps) 01:54, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Fair enough, go ahead and close it. Calwatch (talk) 02:04, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

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United States presidential election debates, 2008[edit]

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Debate table cleanup[edit]

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After 3 months, I have finally done it. - dcljr (talk) 19:24, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

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Iowa Democratic caucuses, 2012[edit]

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Starbucks footprint[edit]

I have the first of the Starbucks footprint maps: File:Starbucks footprint.png. I will do other countries later. Magog the Ogre (talk) 21:39, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Wasn't expecting this but thanks! Calwatch (talk) 05:27, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Here's a map of Europe: File:Starbucks footprint Europe.png. It's not very enlightening, partly because there aren't very many branches in Europe outside the UK, In fact, there are many more branches in Asia. Would you like any other locator maps? If so, let me know what they'd be, and I'll do them if it's technologically feasible. Magog the Ogre (talk) 16:52, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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