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Old stuff[edit]

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Newer stuff[edit]

Hey, I noticed the Caterpillar thing too. Trying to start some discussion on the talk page. I'm not sure the controversy is a big enough deal to be noteworthy, but it's already been deleted and reverted a bunch of times. Friday 29 June 2005 16:04 (UTC)

About the Illinois State Route 40 article... here's what I posted:

Well, there's the timeline for Upgrade 74 -- they're closing the bridge for 6 months so that they can remove 150 feet of truss. It would probably be impossible to completely replace an entire bridge in 6 months. Also, a mile-long bridge by itself would cost well over $300,000,000 -- the new northern St. Louis bridge has a price tag of well over $1 billion, assuming it gets built. See http://www.newriverbridge.org/faqlist.asp. Add to this the fact that the construction zone is about 6 miles long. ---Rob 03:46, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

buyblue.org[edit]

I and a few other people have noticed 12.221.202.125 and some other users adding links to a site called BuyBlue.org and ignoring requests to stop. Since the link seems to be added with a similar description to multiple articles, and the user ignores requests instead of responding, I suspect Wikipedia:Spam or whatever they call swarms of link-adding these days. I intend to remove this link from at least twice as many articles as I see someone spam every time I catch someone doing it, and including the ones I think cause them to get ranked the highest on Google. Helpful links:

Anyone else notice this and/or know what they're up to? The site itself claims to be applying for 501(c)(3) charity status, and it looks like it could be a legitimate site, but the way their followers(?) are adding cookie-cutter links to Wikipedia doesn't look very charitable to me. If they're legitimate, shouldn't there be a template or something?

Um . . . what's wrong with people linking to buyblue.org? LegCircus 17:15, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
It looks like someone has started this up again (or it has never stopped). I'm currently undoing additions made by User:Dave Mott this morning. There still a bunch out there, and in the past it has been added in alphabetical order. I don't think this is just a well-meaning person adding a link they think is interesting now and then. It is methodical and systemic. Mostly I just wanted to say that I'm glad it isn't just me that sees this as a problem. --Straif 19:14, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Why is American Coot not American coot instead?[edit]

Somewhere on the Wikipedia, and I can't remember where (maybe the Manual of Style or the Wikipedia:WikiProject Tree of Life) it is stated that bird names are capitalized for all words in the name since that is the common standard for ornithologists. BlankVerse 18:14, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

Peoria Category[edit]

Hi, I just wanted to tell you that your idea of a category for Peoria related articles is great, as are your contributions regarding the subject. I made a tiny collaboration by adding the category to Peoria War, which I recently created and which you may like to review. May I also ask you, if I may, where does your interest for Spain and Argentina comes from? Regards, Phaedriel 23:29, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks. I think I'll make some sort of Peoria-area category next weekend when I have time and can move items that affect the area as a whole but are currently Category:Peoria County, Illinois, Category:Tazewell County, Illinois, Category:Woodford County, Illinois, or uncategorized. My interest in southern Spain comes from having a friend who lives in Murcia; I've visited there and learned a bit about the area. My interest in Telecom Argentina was sort of side effect: On some article (probably AT&T or MAE-East) I stumbled onto a mislink to Equant that should have been to Equant (France Télécom). While researching that, I noticed that the France Télécom article had a huge section about Telecom Argentina, so I split that off. I'm interested in telecom subjects in general and telephone companies I haven't heard of before, though. --Closeapple 03:26, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

Radio station merge[edit]

FYI I've done the WHNWEPN merge you recommended. Wasted Time R 15:33, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

Hi Closeapple,

You have removed my posts from the bankruptcy section (and others). Actually, thanks for doing that since it forced me to read the guidlines for adding content to the site more carefully. I assure you I'm not a spammer and will continue to add useful information to the site (if allowed) that meets the guidelines. For example I added two new sections:

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada) and Superintendent of Bankruptcy

Thanks again for your feedback.

TV Market Templates[edit]

DO NOT add digital channels to TV market templates. It looks extremely sloppy. Take a look at this to see templates that show what the template standard is. --CFIF 17:50, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Contradiction in Peoria article[edit]

Unfortunately, http://www.peoriatribe.com appears to be down at the moment, but if you look at their history on the google cache it appears that there was indeed a tribe of Peorias in Illinois. http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:B1C7nlGob7UJ:www.peoriatribe.com/history.php+&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=1

The city of peoria homepage http://www.ci.peoria.il.us/ also tends to backup this explaination. Suppafly 04:34, 18 February 2006 (UTC)


  1. Hello Closeapple. One of your recent edits was undone by an automated bot as likely abuse of editing privileges. Our welcome page provides information for new users who would like to contribute. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you feel you have recieved this notice in error, please contact the bot owner. Thank you for your interest in our project. // Tawkerbot2 12:55, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

Reply re: Tawkerbot2[edit]

  • The bot undid a copyvio revert. I put "rv copyvio" in the edit summary but, as per Wikipedia:Copyright problems#Instructions, I didn't add a copyvio tag, since the tag is supposedly only for complete removals where there's nothing legal to revert to.
Perhaps we should add a machine readable hidden copyvio tag or something similar to that, I'll have a look into filtering decisions based on the edit summary, currently the bot doesn't look at the summaries but I'll have a look.
The bot essentially subst's in a warning template, I didn't have it add a new category due to the fact that most of these pages will already have lists of vandalism and wouldn't need a list but I'll see what I can do there.
  • Is there any way for the bot to tell a registered user with an established edit history from the usual vandals? (Not that "established" Wikipedians don't sometimes go rotten suddenly. Hopefully it's rare though.)
In short short of pulling a Wikipedia user's history each time the bot checks, there is no possibility of adding edit history support, the bot whould have to grab various pages from that users history to determine if they were trusted. The bot does have a whitelist, it's powered by pgkbot and we can add users there manually but auto whitelist is a bit of a challenge. If you have any idea as to how it would check, its a problem I haven't managed to find a solution for yet.

Thanks for the insight! --Tawker 17:44, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

Radio Station[edit]

Hmm...I'd forgotten I asked that lol. Thanks for answering :) — Ilyanep (Talk) 16:19, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

About NRK 3[edit]

How did u get any info about NRK 3? I have checked the NRK themselves and they has no plans to air station. The only thing I have about it is an public radio channel (which may be NRK P3, i don't know), but that's the only thing I've got. Please inform me as I live in Norway myself. PS: I'm not an editor/regulator ivers 17:58, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

I got the information from the Bokmål Wikipedia entries no:NRK and no:NRK3. I don't know Norweigan, so it could be different and I wouldn't know it. However, http://www.journalisten.no/ seems to have some articles about it, and http://www.nrk.no/programmer/tv/frokost_tv/5485577.html has a related interview video. --Closeapple 18:08, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

Yes, youre right. When the digital cable net will be aired the NRK 2 will go over to be an channel designed for children. It will contain news, documentaries and regional programs. It has actually some kind of similarity to SVT24 which is kind of the Swedish channel for this use. ivers 18:16, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

Diocese map[edit]

Ah, the diocese map. My roommate was amused and horrified when I spent a whole day making that. Your update looks pretty good. The Provinces of Washington and Los Angeles look to be the same color, though, and a few adjacent provinces (Kansas City, Kansas and St. Louis; Omaha and Denver) are probably too close in color. john k 08:05, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

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From where did you get your source data for this map? I'm interested in creating a US Catholic Diocese map using GIS tools and making the map interactive. This could also produce a better (or at least more agile) image for Wikipedia. Care to collaborate? Any help would be appreciated. User:gavreh 03:23 15 January 2013 (UTC)

I'm all for it, though I don't know what help I could be. John K (talk · contribs) and his File:Dioceses.GIF is the original source; my File:US Roman Catholic dioceses map.png is just re-colored and converted to PNG because PNG is more efficient. He would probably still remember what he used. If all else fails, what little I know:
Thanks for the info! I just recently found this source. It does not provide lists of counties, but does show a fairly detailed diocese map. The project will be on my "to do" list for awhile (following Wikipedia:WikiProject_Maps/Conventions for best practices), I'll try to keep you updated. User:gavreh 14:56 15 January 2013 (UTC)

British Royalty[edit]

British Royalty Closeapple, WikiProject British Royalty wants you!
WikiProject British Royalty is an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to British royalty on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, you should visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
DBD 11:12, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Upper Mississippi Baseball League[edit]

I am really curious is this real or not, I noticed that you commented on the Peoria Prarie Dogs talk page about their first game and it would appear that you know what you are talking about.

I really want to believe that this league is legitimate and that this article is true,

DO you know whether it is or not and if so how do you know?? so many people say that it is probably a hoax and also know other site other than Wikipedia has anything regarding this fabled league.

Please tell me if you know if it is real

--MJHankel 03:46, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Battle of Hatchie's Bridge state[edit]

I have cleaned up the inconsistency between Battle of Hatchie's Bridge and Troop engagements of the American Civil War, 1862. Per the National Park Service and the battle description, the battle occured (just barely) within Tennessee. I have not updated your User/To Do list, as it is, well, yours.

Cheers, Mmccalpin 17:42, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Deleted page "Image:WCIC logo.png"[edit]

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Quit Being An Asshole[edit]

—Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.136.156.118 (talkcontribs)

Could you be more specific? --Closeapple 06:00, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

You should take this out. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.189.50.111 (talkcontribs)

Perhaps. I think it had something to do with marking a statement in Peoria Notre Dame High School as non-NPOV. I'll ditch this section eventually. --Closeapple 03:43, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Mississippi Squirrel Revival AFD[edit]

I've nominated the article Mississippi Squirrel Revival for deletion under the Articles for deletion process. We appreciate your contributions, but in this particular case I do not feel that Mississippi Squirrel Revival satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion. I have explained why in the nomination space (see What Wikipedia is not and Deletion policy). Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mississippi Squirrel Revival. Don't forget to add four tildes (Edison 15:47, 26 January 2007 (UTC)) at the end of each of your comments to sign them. You are free to edit the content of Mississippi Squirrel Revival during the discussion, but please do not remove the "Articles for Deletion" template (the box at the top). Doing so will not end the discussion Regards. Edison 15:43, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

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Komen Foundation[edit]

Thanks for the great work on the Komen Foundation article! It's a whole lot better now. Purifiedwater 23:46, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

WBLN[edit]

I don't remember why I asked about the call, but thanks for forwarding me an answer to my question. --Dleav 00:57, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

RFC: Old Farmer's Almanac[edit]

Hello,

I am an employee of Yankee Publishing, Inc., of Dublin, New Hampshire.

Two months ago, I volunteered to update the Wikipedia listing for The Old Farmer’s Almanac – a publication owned by my employer.

I am contacting you because you have previously edited this listing.

I have endeavored to follow Wikipedia’s guidelines to the best of my knowledge and ability, and would appreciate your input on the RFC I posted today on the Almanac’s discussion page.

Best, NH-Nemesis 21:40, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Spalding[edit]

Not a big deal, but you noted you attempted to alphabetize this page. The idea is to get the most likely hits higher on the page, not alphabetize. If they are generally equally likely targets, then alphabetizing helps. See WP:MOSDAB. (John User:Jwy talk) 15:45, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Peoria and Eastern Railway[edit]

You had this on your To Do list--you might want to take a look at what I wrote for this--I make no claim of expertise.--Bhuck 13:40, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Unrefereferenced template[edit]

I fixed this edit . The correct name for the template you wanted is {{unreferencedsect}}. The other wording brought up {{unreferenced}} instead. --BirgitteSB 21:26, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Four color theorem and User:Fsswsb response[edit]

Well, it doesn't look like he figured out what you were trying to explain, but he hasn't touched the article in a while, at least. Thanks!!!! -- ArglebargleIV 16:17, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

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InkScape[edit]

Can you also remove the link to InkScape in External Links on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SVG to be impartial? --Zpally 21:57, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Hello again Zpally. I'm sorry to but in, but I'm curious. What do you mean by impartial?
--Mumia-w-18 02:43, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Re Northridge[edit]

It appears that content about Northridge is being censored I have been very careful to document and to state as neutrally as possible. You seem knowlegable and your thoughts appreicated. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Theteachersson (talkcontribs) 09:30, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

PUSD[edit]

The closed campus issue is notable. It's the most dividing issue in the last few years. It's the issue that's had the most students and parents up in arms about the decisions being made. --Adam Maras 15:46, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Tagging for speedy[edit]

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Scott Mingus[edit]

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Minor edits / Category:Acer[edit]

When going on a category adjustment spree, using the "minor edit" option might be a good idea. Those maples have been swamping my watchlist. Circeus (talk) 05:02, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, probably a good idea. The only reason I didn't is that I didn't know if drilling down would be controversial to anyone else because I was using Category:Maples instead of Category:Acer, but now that those have been moved, I'll tag the rest of the stuff as minor. --Closeapple (talk) 05:05, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
I always assume that category stuff is minor. If worse come to worse, someone will put it up at CFD anyway, and the process will be automated during the conversion. I don't think too many people have minor edits hidden by default, actually, but it is appreciated when one need to hide them. Circeus (talk) 06:17, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
They should be categorised by scientific name as per WP:PLANTS policy, i.e., [Cat:Acer], not [Cat:Maples]; I'm changing to this - MPF (talk) 12:43, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
I'm having trouble finding any mention of what happens when a category name is ambiguous with things that aren't plants; specifically, I don't see any mention that the scientific name of plants overrides. Note that I made Category:Acer Incorporated and Category:Maples specifically because the Category:Acer had about 5 computers and 8 trees in it, and was categorized as "Computers" instead of "Sapindaceae". It will be hard to detect bad additions if the ambiguous category isn't empty. Would Category:Acer (genus) be appropriate (like it is for the article name)? --Closeapple (talk) 19:35, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
Typically, categories are disambiguated on the same basis as their main article (e.g. Category:Boston, Massachusetts), so in this case we're sort of split because naming convention for the article states that "Maple" is the most meaningful name, but as a category it conflicts with the scheme in Category:Sapindaceae. Although keeping Category:Maples and Category:Acer split makes no sense, I think we should maintain Category:Maples as a {{Category redirect}}. Circeus (talk) 20:13, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
Yes, if Category:Maples is emptied, I agree it should be a redirect for sure. It is permissible to have subcategories of Category:Acer that are subjects related to maples, not the plant types themselves, right? (For example, there is Category:Food made from maple and I was thinking of something like Category:Maple wood for the woodworking/lumber articles that deal specifically with maples.) If those aren't allowed, we would end up with a problem again, as people wouldn't know where to find the plant names vs. the related things, unless Category:Acer also became a subcategory of Category:Maple or Category:Maples, I guess. --Closeapple (talk) 20:23, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
"It is permissible to have subcategories of Category:Acer that are subjects related to maples, not the plant types themselves, right?" - Yes; that's a good idea. When dealing with products, they needn't follow the sci name rule for the plants themselves, so Category:Maple wood would work well - MPF (talk) 13:45, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

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The Gaylord table[edit]

The table format in Gaylord Entertainment Company that was in place prior to your revisions (and restored after my revertion) is standard in other television-related articles. I don't see where you say it was "unsortable", if anything it is very simple and less clunky (unlike the extra unnecessary rows and columns your version contains). The table format was not broken, and there was no need to fix it. Rollosmokes (talk) 06:44, 24 December 2007 (UTC)


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St. Mary[edit]

Alright we'll keep it up then. Have a great new year. KC109 (talk) 19:12, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

O'Brien Field[edit]

Back in October you tagged it as lacking citations. I think you'll find that most or all of the verbiage is lifted directly from the external links. Hence I posted the specific site for items that were specifically questioned, and removed the tag. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 02:42, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

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School Mission Statement[edit]

Is a public middle school's mission statement really advertising? Wfwiki10 (talk) 07:12, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Replied at User talk:Wfwiki10#Mission statement --Closeapple (talk) 07:32, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Religious Experience (book)[edit]

  • I have added some material to the lede. Do these additions address the initial concerns enough so as to lift the tag?
  • I think it's fine as Religious Experience (book). As wikipedia grows, however, the rather generic title Religious Experience could be possibly confused with William James's work or some other academic's work with the same or similar title. Any idea how this is handled with other famous works that share titles such as movies or music? --Firefly322 (talk) 18:54, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of "Зияющие Высоты"[edit]

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Thanks. BigHairRef | Talk 09:41, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Sorry about that you are quite right, I hadn't fully checked out the policy and remembereed it wrongly. Thanks for keeping me in line. BigHairRef | Talk 10:15, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Christine as textbook?[edit]

I'm confused by the category you added to the Christine article, and I started a discussion on the talk page. --TMC1221 (talk) 18:50, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Answered on Talk:Christine also. --Closeapple (talk) 21:04, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Walking by your grave[edit]

Hi, apologies I didn't notify you, and thanks for commenting in the AFD. I totally agree that it needs to be deleted, but my rationale for not speedying is that if we have a full debate then subsequent recreation can be speedied under G4 and indeed the article can be salted. Better that than me deleting it again and it turning up yet again! Hope you're happy with that. Pedro :  Chat  07:44, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Replied at User talk:Pedro#Walking by your grave. --Closeapple (talk) 07:53, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
Sweet Revenge (hardcore band) shows only one deletion (unless it was created under a different page name as well?) so I'd leave it as is. We can't really have an AFD for a deleted article, with the intention of just salting it. If you see it re-created then the best plan is AFD with a recommendation to the closing admin to salt as well. Pedro :  Chat  08:02, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Funny boilerplate[edit]

Funny that your boilerplate notification about an impending Speedy Deletion says, "but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would confirm the subject's notability under Wikipedia guidelines." But it's a Speedy. What are the chances I have time to do that? Slim. -Freekee (talk) 02:16, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

The more I think about it, the more unhappy I am with that article being speedied. I don't know if you're the one who nominated it because the edit history is gone, but I'll put my rant here anyway. Speedy deletion is the way to get rid of obvious crap, without having to go through AFD. The article I wrote didn't express notability, but it should have been obvious that it was a good faith addition, and you'd think someone would have done me the courtesy of giving me the chance to fix it. Please go easy on the Speedies. Personally, when I see an article that's deserving of deletion, I either Prod it, or give the author a fair warning. -Freekee (talk) 02:08, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Pirate Radio (radio show) revisions[edit]

Thank you for feeling it was necessary to take time and space on my talk page exhaustively explaining your edits to the Pirate Radio (radio show) article.

It would seem that your multiple edits to the article revolve around your own opinions of the material, and that you have not even attempted to reach a consensus on any of your points. Perhaps some of the issues you mentioned are valid...in considering that the article is not "new" in any way, would it not have been less divisive and more constructive to have discussed your problems with the article on it's talk page?

This is just my own opinion, but I would characterize your immediate reactions as knee-jerk and abusive of editing privileges. In regards to other articles, you have been warned numerous times about the overreactive way in which you tag and delete material. Even if you were completely *right* in all your contentions (and no one is ever always right about everything, myself included), the means you employ are not judicious, they are judgmental...and that is fascist. Keep in mind, I am not talking about you personally, simply your editing style. It is entirely possible that outside of wikipedia you may be a very sensitive and charming person.

But it would also seem that the specific selection of edits you made to the article reveal a negative and non-editorial perspective of the topic. Now, nothing is ever completely fair (especially in Wikipedia), but many of the edits you executed reflect only your personal opinion about a statement, which could hardly be described as a constructive edit. Also, almost all of the material you inserted appears to only be a product of original research or unverifiable claims. I mention this because that is specifically the basis of the majority of your complaints against the content of the article. Of course that means your edits therefore only impair and worsen the article, rather than improve it. In context, compared against your otherwise very broad editorial history, you have made it very clear that your dedication to the destruction of this specific article is personally motivated.

I have been writing in broad platitudes about your edits. I'm sure in some specific respects you are right, and where you are wrong I will take that up on the talk page of the article. I would like to invite you to join in the conversation...it is my belief that if reasonable people join together in discussion about an objective subject, although disagreements will surely arise, a clear consensus will also emerge. Perhaps I am asking too much of you, but working with others instead of against them is truly the spirit in which Wikipedia was founded. amAB(Talk) 19:40, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Freeze (T-Pain song)[edit]

Why can't i create this article?? This is an official single from Thr33 Ringz, you can even buy it on iTunes and it's on T-Pains myspace page! —Preceding unsigned comment added by DinoAvdic (talkcontribs) 21:00, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Edit summaries[edit]

Hello. With this warning, I would advice you that you do not have to assume, like this essay instructs. It also warns about my prejudice towards spelling. Thank you.--Disliker of humanities 12:24, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Future Clouds and Radar[edit]

Hi - thanks for your comments on Future Clouds and Radar. I've cleaned up the article, added more substance, shown its notability, and in-lined citations. Please let me know what you think of it now... Geĸrίtz (talk) 21:41, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Debbie Boostrom[edit]

I noticed the comments you added to the Debbie Boostrom article and I thought I should mention something. I've contacted the maintainer of the UChicago site in the past. From what I gather, the woman that maintains it gets the data from the actual magazines themselves. I've sent them an email just now to confirm this for me. The reason for me first contacting her was about upcoming Playmates and not the historical data of past Playmates.

Also, all the times that I've double checked what they have against the magazines in my own collection, the UChicago site has always been spot-on.

Just thought I'd let you know, Dismas|(talk) 09:17, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Followup: I got a response as to the validity of the info on the UChicago site. The editor of it got the info directly from the magazines themselves. They have a full collection. For any issues that didn't have data sheets, they got the info from Playboy's web site. When even that failed to have info, they got it from other reliable sources such as newspapers and magazines. Dismas|(talk) 22:25, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Template talk:Geobox/issues[edit]

Sorry about screwing up your Lexington link in Template talk:Geobox/issues-- I was trying to copy the link, and didn't realize that I had deleted it. At least it looks as if we'll get the problem fixed. Cheers! -- Mwanner | Talk 00:33, 15 November 2008 (UTC)


vampire lovers page[edit]

I am keen to clean up the new contribution as suggested. What specifically do you have in mind to rectify this page? Dr.warhol (talk) 07:19, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Amey72[edit]

I was unable to find previous versions for the the article I deleted, or any copyright violations in Amey72's history of deleted contributions. Was any of the previous action on pages with a different capitalization? Do you remember other usernames? - Mgm|(talk) 11:42, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Redirect speedy deletion[edit]

Just a note: when tagging a page for speedy deletion, please place the deletion tag above the redirect. Thanks! Stifle (talk) 10:39, 19 November 2008 (UTC)


Completion of clear up on Vampire Lovers page[edit]

Could you please confirm that clean up is complete? If not, what should be done to fix? Thanks. Dr.warhol (talk) 23:12, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Marian Catholic High School[edit]

      • Nobody is trying to promote anything**** Since proof was required, we set a link to our informational website, no different from IMDB. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.60.106.210 (talk) 18:18, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Schrock[edit]

Strange to me that two such prominent sources would have contrasting info. I found it in The Hill at http://thehill.com/new-member-guide.html Mr. Vitale (talk) 07:02, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Great Job[edit]

Hi, you're doing a great job. Randy J. (talk) 07:02, 27 December 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.28.177.142 (talk)

Cool?. Randy J. (talk) 05:02, 02 January 2009 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.28.177.142 (talk) 2009-01-10T15:29:40

Uh— that's weird. Why are you signing as an account that doesn't exist? --Closeapple (talk) 05:33, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Frank E. Johnson[edit]

You were sure right about this one. However, I took a stab at removing the SPAM, Coatrack, and POV, as well as bit of expansion and sourcing. Its now a weak keeper. Maybe. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 03:31, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for File:Thirsty Ear Recordings.png[edit]

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Re: NFHS[edit]

Yeah I'll remove the NFHS as the parent organization, it probably is confusing for people. Thanks. -Jrcla2 (talk)(contribs) 00:13, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:United States presidential inaugural addresses[edit]

I have nominated Category:United States presidential inaugural addresses (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) for merging into Category:United States presidential inaugurations (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs). Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at the discussion page. Thank you.  LinguistAtLargeMsg  07:50, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Railroads on todo list[edit]

The "CP&S" was the Chicago, Pekin and Southwestern Railroad, a predecessor of the AT&SF. Other companies you list and their later owners are:

--NE2 12:36, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Please take a look at Talk:Carter system[edit]

left msg. at Talk:Carter system. LP-mn (talk) 01:29, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

BTW, good job on "California 3-way".!
LP-mn (talk) 01:55, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Hi, please join![edit]

I noticed that you cleaned up some of our imported federal judge articles - if you are interested in federal judges, you can join Wikipedia:WikiProject United States courts and judges. Cheers! bd2412 T 18:11, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

U.S. AM callsigns[edit]

Thanks for the information. The Ink Daddy! (talk) 21:01, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

New GM[edit]

Thanks for creating Vehicle Acquisition Holdings LLC by moving New GM. Dedalus (talk) 16:16, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Beg to differ[edit]

Contrary to your assertion on my talk page, this is most definitely not a serious encyclopedia. I would explain why, but I suspect it would go over your head. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.128.152.185 (talk) 16:08, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

I am very impressed with your warnings. I will give them all due attention. Thanks for your feedback. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.128.152.185 (talk) 17:10, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Dan McLeod[edit]

Hi! I see you have made some good edits on the new Dan McLeod page I have just created, thanks. However, I have removed a tag you had entered about lack of references (I think I have given plenty of references - but maybe you added the tag while I was still working on it). Whatever, please let me know if you still think it needs more. I have only just started on this article - and probably will make changes later - but it is almost bed time here in Australia - so I will leave it to you for the time being. I am glad someone has found it of interest so early in its life! Cheers, John Hill (talk) 11:35, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. Replied at User talk:John Hill#Dan McLeod. --Closeapple (talk) 11:41, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
"Bye, bye, Miss American Pie, drove my goat to the moat so we could watch our fluids float." Why was my song reference removed? Oh, sweet justice!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.128.152.185 (talk) 20:04, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

List of principal and guide meridians and base lines of the United States[edit]

On 31 October 2008 in the List of principal and guide meridians and base lines of the United States article you added the vague template to the locations column of most of the entries in the /* Named meridians */ section. What information were you looking for? Could that information be found in the specific articles as a substitute for putting it here? Could the map at the Principal meridian article is used here to show the areas? Would that be too much duplication? Could this list just reference the Principal meridian article and specific linked articles for more detailed locations? Is it possible that just adding See the map at Principal meridian and articles about specific meridians for more detailed locations. would solve the problem? --Bejnar (talk) 17:55, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Templates for deletion nomination of Template:Triad Broadcasting[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svgTemplate:Triad Broadcasting has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. NeutralHomerTalk • 09:49, 17 July 2009 (UTC) 09:49, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Chicago[edit]

As you found, it is using the categories at WP:CHIBOTCATS. You should just boldly remove any inappropriate categories from there, or discuss with user:TonyTheTiger. The bot would has or will tag every page contained in any of those categories. Not sure about the category in the edit summary, as I do all the categories at once. The John C. Martin was probably Category:State treasurers of Illinois. By the way, feel free to use native rollback to revert erroneous tags. (Please reply here, or my talk, the bot is running from my home PC and I don't want to have to call up wifey to get her to start it again =) –xenotalk 18:33, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Shouldn't that John C guy get merge? heh –xenotalk 18:37, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
Oops! I didn't realize that adding comments to the bot's talk page would make it autostop. And yes, John Cunningham Martin‎/John C. Martin (Illinois Congressman)‎ needs to be merged but I was lazy last night, so I just added merge tags instead. And I might still be lazy. --Closeapple (talk) 22:15, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
Don't sweat it. I'm going to make the talk page a little better for reporting errors. –xenotalk 23:52, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

TP&W[edit]

The issue here is that the TP&W no longer operates into Iowa; it sold those rights to the Keokuk Junction Railway in 2001. While the category could perhaps have a better name, it certainly is a defunct Iowa railroad, in that it is no longer an Iowa railroad. (By the way, 1927 is when it was sold at foreclosure, becoming the Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad until 1983.) --NE2 09:08, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

List of TCP and UDP port numbers[edit]

Re [1] my guess is he was confused and/or talking about how 65536 can wrap to 0 on some systems, which is sometimes treated as a valid port. I've run into this only a handful of times while porting software but IMO 65535 is probably correct here since we are going by IANA. --Tothwolf (talk) 09:18, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

re: Gwen Gaze[edit]

Thanks for the heads up. I did some searches to see if I could find a RS for her birth date (or indeed, if she's still alive), but didn't have much luck. Lugnuts (talk) 08:17, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Re categories added[edit]

Thanks for the assist with adding categories to my work. I am getting the hang of it, but I appreciate the work. Any suggestions you may have would be appreciated. Thanks IlliniGradResearch (talk) 14:27, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Carol Imhof[edit]

I'm afraid "published" is what's missing in this matter. My knowledge of this matter came from a friend of mine who was a middle school teacher in Peoria. This isn't standard subject matter for us but she was visiting during the period when Anna Nicole Smith's death was making headlines. After seeing my reinstatement was deleted, I did a brief search but only saw it listed at that MSU students' site where they guess what people might die in the upcoming year. I don't live in the Midwest but it seems likely this has been in the Peoria area newspapers at one time or the other. One could always try to e-mail Carol I guess.--TL36 (talk) 15:02, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Morton High School[edit]

Hi-The reason I had removed Public Education in IL, is because the category looks like it is only for School Districts and it is empty, except for that. See: Category:Public education in the United States, most of the states only have 1 subcategory, for School Districts. Anyways, it doesn't seem to be very well defined. However, if it were for all the public schools in IL, then it would be a very full category, don't you agree? So, a better category might be "Schools in Tazewell County, Illinois" or something like that. --Funandtrvl (talk) 15:02, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Oops! I could have sworn there was Category:Public schools in Illinois or something of the sort. Guess there's not now in any case. You're right — the parent category reasoning is what threw me off: I thought your edit summary was implying that all high schools were public schools. I should have looked at the categories again first. --Closeapple (talk) 01:27, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
Sorry for all the confusion! --Funandtrvl (talk) 01:32, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of Lake Tunedae[edit]

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Apax Partners[edit]

Hi - I noticed your creation of the Apax category. In addition to updating the section on investments, I would suggest if you are interested to turn it into paragraphs or tables like I have done for several other large PE firms (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Blackstone Group, Apollo Management, Silver Lake Partners, TPG Capital, etc.) |► ϋrбanяeneωaℓTALK ◄| 12:48, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

FilmOn[edit]

It's received quite a lot of press over time, so I've expanded it using the press I found and deprodded. Fences&Windows 21:02, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

Fixup on Spoon River College Article[edit]

Thanks for the assist in the wikify and grammar check for the article: I just added several sections, and would appreciate your help on checking for mistakes. I want to make the DYK nom tonight. thanksIlliniGradResearch (talk) 23:04, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Flea Market Montgomery[edit]

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WBDY[edit]

Thanks for salvaging what you have for the WBDY page. If you can update the main page with the information you have found and will find, please do so. Thanks. - NeutralHomerTalk • 12:56, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

You did the impossible[edit]

You managed to concince me Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 > haneʼ 07:20, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Media in Peoria Page[edit]

Thanks for all your work on the Media in Peoria page! It looks great! I still disagree that 103.3 and 104.3 should be included. I'm an FM DXer and have only received 104.3 a handful of times from my location in Peoria. I have received 103.3 once or twice. There are other translators, which can be received much better that aren't listed. Thanks! Netchris (talk) 04:55, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

I posted a comment at Talk:Media in Peoria, Illinois#Scope. --Closeapple (talk) 09:21, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Media in the Quad Cities[edit]

I hope you don't mind, but I used the tables you created to update the Media in the Quad Cities page. It was a mess. I was the one who originally gathered media information for Peoria, Quad Cities, Bloomington and Galesburg pages. Thanks! Netchris (talk) 06:34, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Biased Arabic Wikipedia Template[edit]

Hello! I am requesting a re-evaluation of the unfounded deletion of my personal space page about Arabic Wikipedia template. The request for re-evaluation can be found here. I would greatly appreciate your input in this matter. Thank you in advance. --λⲁⲛτερⲛιξ[talk] 00:41, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Hockey players from Piteå[edit]

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topfreedom[edit]

What is your issue with the image of a Russian DJ in the topfreedom article? A good lede image benefits an article and I thought that image was exceptional. The image is from the commons site, and has no copyright issues. It seems to be a good example of topfreedom, and so is on topic. Was it just the caption that bothered you? Atom (talk) 04:00, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Generally, it was three different issues I saw with having File:Topless DJ.jpg with the caption "Russian D.J. allowed topfreedom" in Topfreedom:
  1. Her picture doesn't seem to illustrate a political movement. It would be like people being required to be together for work in the Freedom of assembly article with a caption saying "workers allowed freedom of assembly".
  2. Also, the file caption does not seem to match the description of File:Topless DJ.jpg or its provenance — the file description doesn't say it's a Russian, or that the person is expressing a political position on toplessness. Indeed, implying that she feels she is benefiting from a movement may be a WP:BLP violation. In Talk:Disc jockey/Archive topless DJ, the uploader of the photo (User:JIP) says: "I honestly don't know how important a phenomenon the original Russian phenomenon is. The cited source claims it's a big thing in Moscow, but I have never been to Moscow, let alone to these club nights. I've only been to the Finnish copies of the club nights." (The original caption at [2] was "In the late 2000s, topless female DJs have appeared in special club nights in Russia. The idea has later been copied to Finland.")
  3. The woman in this picture is not "allowed" freedom: from the explanation of the photo, she is being paid for being topless while DJing — she would have been fired if she freely chose to wear to wear a top the entire time.
So she's not necessarily a Russian, she's not being "allowed" (she's being paid to be topless inside a private building), and there's no evidence that she's part of a movement. --Closeapple (talk) 09:15, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
Well, I can see you have given it some thought. I respect your reasoning.
  • I think that with the first reason, you are being overly conservative. An image in the lede hopefully will evoke the topic. My knowledge of topfreedom, some of which is from reading the article, is that it is about a woman having topfreedom within some public contexts, not just that it is a movement. Yes, I agree an image of a group of people protesting for that movement would be a better image. That is not to say that an example of someone who has that freedom is a bad one. Even if the image were not of someone who had that freedom, which would be ideal, an image that evokes the topic well is sufficient for a good lede until a better image comes along. In this case the image works well and does evoke the spirit of the movement described.
  • You say the caption does not match. Of course, changing the caption would be better than removing the image because you did not like a caption. I chose the caption by reading the file detail on the article. It could easily say something else. The commons site clearly documents "A female Russian DJ mixing topless in Helsinki, Finland." in one place, and "Description=A female Russian DJ mixing topless in Helsinki, Finland. I have fixed the white balance of this image, the original was far too low-contrast because of the smoke present at the time of shooting." in the upload log. The image need not demonstrate the topic of the topfreedom political movement if it demonstrates the purpose of the movement. What you indicate as the original caption is not the caption attached to the image, but is what an editor associated with the image in the Disc Jockey article. She clearly is described as "Russian". If that had not been the case, editing the caption to be more accurate, if I had made a mistake, would have been fine.
  • I am concerned about your comment that the the woman was not "allowed" freedom, but was required to be topless. That indeed would be an exceptionally good reason to not use the photo, IMO. (the other reasons are not applicable IMO) I am just wondering where you got the idea that she is being "paid" to be topless? Or that she would have been fired if she had not? Based on my review of the image and the photographer, I see nothing to indicate that those things are true. Even the caption added to the photo by user:JIP (who apparently is not the photographer, Peripitus[3]) does not indicate that. My speculation would be that her profession is as a part-time DJ, and she chose to be topless because it would bring a wider audience. I see no evidence that either your speculation or mine is correct. In the absence of specific information I think assuming she has free will is more likely, and the conservative choice.
It seems to be if we strike your objection that the caption was incorrect (both because it was correct, and because we can change the caption easily), and we strike your objection that says she was forced to be topless (as that seems to be speculation) that only leaves the issue of whether the image is a good image for the specific topic. I agree that the ideal and perfect image would represent the movement of topfreedom itself well, and this image only represents what the movement is striving for more broadly. Nevertheless, it is a commons image, with solid provenance. There are many Wikipedia articles that use an image that is not directly related to the topic, but used because it evokes the topic well as visual imagery. This image both represents topfreedom in action, as well as evoking what the movement is striving for at the same time. Even if it were a stock photograph, it would evoke that spirit and be a good lede image. In the future an image of a topfreedom demonstration could emerge, and then we could replace the image as lede in favor of a better image.
Regards to you Atom (talk) 13:02, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Virgin (disambiguation)[edit]

Thanks for your edits. Lot's of eye-popping stuff, he he. But thanks for keeping my edit, while fixing my blunder. Cheers Alastair Haines (talk) 17:26, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Re:File:Pennsylvania Avenue.jpg kept then speedied[edit]

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Piteå[edit]

Hi Closeapple! Since the request for protection was turned down, I have watchlisted the page so that any further disruption can (hopefully) be dealt with in a timely manner. Regards, decltype (talk) 05:18, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

WMEJ[edit]

Since you voted on the AfD, I bring this to your attention. The AfD for WMEJ has been reopened, primarily by Guy, but also User:Stifle. Guy has also gone to AfD Review (see here). This is clearly an admin wasting the community's time and ignoring clear consensus and notability. - NeutralHomerTalk • 08:15, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

RAMDisk[edit]

Well you deleted content that was relevant to the page, for no reason, as it seems. Some of the software posted was freeware that is valuable to its users. As a representative for the company that provides this software, I believe it is relevant to the readers of that page and should be a valuable contribution for that reason. Wmw71190 (talk) 14:22, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

In regard to this change: it is a Wikipedia guideline that Wikipedia is not a product directory. There are many, many other websites that provide this service instead of being an encyclopedia. The guideline WP:EL#ADV ("Advertising and conflicts of interest") addresses the issue of external links by related people specifically. The problem here is that, when one is are closely involved with a specific detail, especially with an organization, one's opinion on what is relevant and valuable is likely to be different than general consensus on Wikipedia; this happens quite frequently, which is why there's a guideline about it. The guidelines at Wikipedia:Conflict of interest provide a more in-depth explanation of how editing is handled on Wikipedia. --Closeapple (talk) 15:05, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
I understand your concern with the guidelines, as they can be interpreted to disallow the posting of any software, however, the point of freeware is to be available to all users, not for selling a product. This is a free service that is extremely relevant to the article, and should be treated as such. It was not ORIGINALLY added by me; it was added by another person. Therefore a reader of that article found that link relevant and felt that it should be added to the article. There is nothing in the guideline that disallows the posting of software if it is RELEVANT to the article. --Wmw71190 (talk) 14:22, 22 June 2010 (UTC)


ISO 3166[edit]

The more redirects the better. There mere presence does unexpected magic: for example if you create those two you will be able to pass "North Korea" to {{ISO 3166 name}}. See also the slightly longer documentation at Template:ISO 3166 conversion template doc. Rich Farmbrough, 20:52, 3 July 2010 (UTC).

Incidentally I have no objection to changing the returned country names in these case to "North Korea" and "South Korea" - uniformly of course. Rich Farmbrough, 20:55, 3 July 2010 (UTC).

WAZU[edit]

I'm not really sure what the hours are for 90.7 WAZU or what the format is. I haven't listened enough. There was a recent article about it in the Peoria Journal Star, http://www.pjstar.com/entertainment/x2071997226/On-the-Air-ICC-radio-to-connect-with-community. It looks to be operated by Illinois Central College and the article states that they are only operating 36 hours a week. It was on the air around 4 p.m. today when I checked...and it seems to sign off at 8 or so. They were airing HardKnock Radio during the 5 p.m. hour today. Netchris (talk) 23:06, 7 July 2010 (UTC)


i like the comment on 24Th of June unfortunately im not that person Ilkeston1990 15:14, 15 July 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ilkeston1990 (talkcontribs)

Which comment where? --Closeapple (talk)

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{{globalize}}[edit]

Hi, great work on the new {{globalize}} template. I'm trying to close Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2010 July 11#Template:Globalize/Australia, and it looks like there's a broad consensus for at least redirecting as long as there's a working alternative to the individual templates at {{globalize}}. Are you comfortable that your version is up and running enough that it can be moved to the main template? There weren't any objections in the TFD or on the talk page to doing it, so I'd say we can go ahead when that's ready.

I'm not aware that a redirect can be made to a piped template, can it? (e.g. {{globalize/USA}} --> {{globalize}}). Someone in the discussion suggested that that could be done.

I think what I'll do is wait to hear back from you to make sure everything's ready, then I'll close the discussion and wait to make the actual redirects until after you've moved the code into the new template. Hopefully our paths will cross today, but if not no big deal. Someone else might close it in the intervening time, which would be fine by me--then the whole thing is their problem! ;) delldot ∇. 22:37, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

I believe it can be moved. Once it's in there, I may want to make it do some extra categories later if the first parameter (for {{globalize}}) is weird or for region names that are non-standard; right now, it assumes any region name it doesn't recognize is nevertheless something that should be in "Category:_____-centric". As for a redirect being made into a piped template: I don't think it can; at best, one could implement some voodoo with #titleparts so the parsing sees what its own name is, but that would only work when you are looking directly at the template, not when it's actually being used in an article.
There are 3 templates: User:Closeapple/new/Globalize; User:Closeapple/new/Globalize/content; and User:Closeapple/new/Globalize/name. However, they they reference each other with absolute paths; so if just User:Closeapple/new/Globalize is moved, it will work as-is without editing, in theory. But User:Closeapple/new/Globalize/content requires its name to be changed in User:Closeapple/new/Globalize; and moving User:Closeapple/new/Globalize/name requires its name to be changed in User:Closeapple/new/Globalize/content. --Closeapple (talk) 02:07, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
I think the only easy way to deprecate the {{globalize/USA}} style templates is to make sure they pass the right parameters, add something like "[[Category:Pages with deprecated globalize templates]]" at the bottom of each, then notify the people who program things like SmackBot and AWB that they can replace on sight. If I can discover a way of making a template realize the name it was called as, rather than the page name including it, I'll let you know. --Closeapple (talk) 02:25, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
The thing with the three templates is not a problem right? We can just change the names and move them to subpages of {{globalize}}? Since you're confident everything's ready to go I'm going to close the thing and you can move your new template over it. Let me know if anything comes up with it! Then I can work on getting a bot to hopefully make all the changes to articles. Peace, delldot ∇. 19:58, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
Are you going to do the actual moving or am I? I'd rather you did it if you don't mind because I'm less confident I won't break something with the three different pages and all! Peace, delldot ∇. 21:18, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
I'll do the move tonight then. I think if I move them in reverse order, they'll all be "in place" on the last one when I paste on top of {{globalize}}. (I suspect I'll have to cut-and-paste that one, since I'm not an administrator. But it's solely my own work, so there's no edit history credit that needs to be preserved.) --Closeapple (talk)
I may wait until Tuesday night for this. I'll get to it though. --Closeapple (talk) 01:21, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
No problem, take your time. Thanks again for fixing this all up, I think it's a really great solution. Yeah, I don't think the cut and paste move will be a problem since it's all your work, but let me know if you need anything. Peace, delldot ∇. 05:41, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Hey, just wondering if there's an update on the template moving. You need any help or anything with it? No hurry, just curious about how it's going. Peace, delldot ∇. 02:32, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Re: WP:MILPEOPLE[edit]

Hi, I understand the confusion, truthfully I'm starting to get confused myself. I just wanted to say that I've just been going on what I've been told. Previously I've been told by Skinny87, a former Coordinator of WikiProject Military history that if a subject is a flag officer, that alone is probably enough to make them notable. Thanks. Packerfansam (talk) 06:09, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Singling out[edit]

moved to Talk:Immemorial nobility#Singling out and discussed there

Update to {{Globalize}} ?[edit]

Hello. I am looking at this TfD. It mentions that you'd done an update to {{Globalize}}, but I don't see in the history of that template that it has been changed. Am I confused or did the changes not get applied yet? Thanks in advance, Angus McLellan (Talk) 11:51, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

I saw this as well. I've started a discussions at Template talk:Globalize. --Salix (talk): 18:20, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Update to Template:1 a Minute[edit]

CloseApple: LOTS MORE COVERAGE ON: ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, MSN, YAHOO, INDIA TODAY, NORTH KOREA TIMES, AND MORE...99.6.13.199 (talk) 23:37, 3 September 2010 (UTC) I have added these links to the article ref list****** I WILL BE DELETING THIS BOX TONIGHT (GIVEN THE 7 DAY PERIOD) SINCE THE CONSENSUS SEEMS TO BE TO "KEEP". CLOSEAPPLE: LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE THOUGHTS...99.6.13.199 (talk) 18:06, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

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AfD is closed by admins, not by involved parties. (Already done now. See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/1 a Minute.) --Closeapple (talk) 09:39, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Mr. Hands[edit]

After seeing your comments at this edit.

"Cited below (where?)"

"Where" is the section "Death" - The citation establishing that it is in an unincorporated area is "Rick Anderson (November 9, 2005). "Closing the Barn Door"" because the street name is given, and the only stretch of that street is in an unincorporated area of King County.

As per WP:LEAD, uncontroversial information in the lead generally is not cited, as long as it is cited elsewhere in the document.

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Mattie Lietz[edit]

I have a question on that article's talk page as to whether or not to remove the copypaste tag that you added recently. (Here is when you added the tag) Minimac (talk) 08:38, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:CW network subchannel-only affiliates[edit]

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Conan (TV series)[edit]

The ongoing dispute on how to handle the Tonight Show info is just not ending. We need a consensus in either direction. You've chipped in on the Talk page. Can you support me in finally ending this issue? My stand remains that Tonight show info should be cut down from three paragraphs (including one above the fold) to one below the fold. Thanks. Milchama (talk) 17:03, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Expand[edit]

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Mapping[edit]

Since our recent discussion about maps of Peoria County, Illinois and others, the U. S. Census has released some of the 2010 mapping data, and it includes Illinois. It appears to include some pretty usable road data; I've generated a new map of Peoria County and it looks as if this will be superior to the National Atlas data in terms of small-scale accuracy. I'm not yet ready to upload new maps, but I thought I'd mention that they'll be forthcoming with all the latest data. Omnedon (talk) 04:23, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

McHenry County K-Nines[edit]

I have removed the template, because its membership in a notable league asserts notability of its own. Perhaps Articles for Deletion would be a better place to go? Tom Danson (talk) 19:29, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Article parameter is deprecated in Multiple issues[edit]

Just for your information, concerning this edit of yours], |article= isn't used anymore in {{Multiple issues}}. You can just omit it. Happy editing. -- Magioladitis (talk) 10:51, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of SmallBASIC for deletion[edit]

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WBKW[edit]

Half of my brain thought "he is probably working on this" while the other half though "maybe he added it by mistake". I went with the wrong half. Sorry about that. :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 02:31, 7 February 2011 (UTC) • Go Steelers!

I'm slow because I'm watching Super Bowl XLV commercials at the same time. Luckily they keep interrupting with these people running into each other, giving me time to work. --Closeapple (talk) 02:54, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
You can watch them all on YouTube after the Super Bowl is over. :) No football required. - NeutralhomerTalk • 02:58, 7 February 2011 (UTC) • Go Steelers!

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NowCommons[edit]

Hi. Thanks so much for your help in moving images to commons. Just one small note: if it's not too much hastle, could you subst the template when placing it on a file page: this helps us organize the images by date. Thanks! Magog the Ogre (talk) 20:24, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

OK. I keep forgetting that Template:ncd exists. Does {{subst:NowCommons}} work these days, or do I need to remember to do {{subst:ncd}}? --Closeapple (talk) 23:13, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm not sure. I meant ncd Face-smile.svg. Magog the Ogre (talk) 00:18, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

List of people from Peoria, Illinois[edit]

Recently on the List of people from Peoria, Illinois, you changed all the (comma's) to (—). I edit a lot of 'Notable People lists' and 'List of people from' pages. Most of the consensus I've seen and all the GA cities with such lists use the comma between the person's name and the content. I was wondering about your reasoning for the change. Cheers, Dkriegls (talk) 05:10, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion declined: Saint David's School (New York City)[edit]

Hello Closeapple. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Saint David's School (New York City), a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: Not unambiguously promotional. Thank you. GedUK  20:14, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Griggsville Landing, Illinois[edit]

I have started to copy edit Griggsville Landing, Illinois as part of a copy editing drive. There is no discussion of the merger you proposed a year ago. Would you want to withdraw that tag? Any other comment on the article? It does seem to need a fair amount of work. --DThomsen8 (talk) 00:13, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

I am wrong, there is someone who supported the merger, but nothing was done about the proposal. Can things be left as they are? --DThomsen8 (talk) 00:37, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
I'm all for leaving Griggsville Landing, Illinois as a separate article if there is enough information that makes it separately notable. It's much improved from the version back when the merger was proposed. --Closeapple (talk) 04:56, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Britannica.com Inc.[edit]

Back in 2007 you tagged Britannica.com Inc. as being outdated. Can you remember the reason? If so can you give specifics on the talk page. Cheers. -- Alan Liefting (talk) - 01:56, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

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Jason Plummer (politician)[edit]

Hi. I've restored the old version of the article to User:Closeapple/Jason Plummer (politician). The old versions of the article's Talk page were merely edit requests to change the page from a redirect to an article. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 02:41, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

List of towns and villages in Illinois[edit]

Hi- The problem with "div col" vs. "multicol" is that "div col" does not work with IE9 (which I use... yes, I know). Is there a column template that works with the majority of browsers? If there is, then probably, that would be a better solution. Thanks, --Funandtrvl (talk) 05:11, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Still doesn't work with IE? Ouch. There is also {{col-float}}, which I haven't played with yet, but allegedly moves columns as necessary; and since the documentation mentions an IE bug, I assume it works in IE somehow. Perhaps that will work. As far as I know, the older manual column splits don't support widths by em (that is, text size) instead of pixels (which is a nasty sort of "one size fits none" thing) — or at least didn't last time I tried them — but maybe something like {{col-begin|width=12em}} works on newer browsers. If all else fails, I guess one could go back to the "one size fits some" method with 3 or 4 columns instead of 2 and see if that tightens it up. (I'd be reluctant to go more than 3 or 4 forced, because another one of those "one size fits none" assumptions is that everyone uses their web browser maximized on a late-model computer. More than 3 might even be pushing it for a handheld smartphone browser, I guess.) --Closeapple (talk) 05:35, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
OK, I tested col-float and it works. It seems the only tmp that doesn't work is divcol. I've updated that tmp's /doc pg with the info, as I've run into problems before with most people not realizing that it doesn't work with IE. The only drawback is that with multicol, col-float, etc., that you have to place a "break", which requires counting the bullets in order to have evened up columns. Thanks, --Funandtrvl (talk) 18:35, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Logos etc.[edit]

I know you do (or did) a lot of work with these types of files. I created {{Right license}}, this may be helpful to slow people down when files have apparently contradictory licenses, but are actually licensed correctly. Rich Farmbrough, 00:05, 20 November 2011 (UTC).

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:"Weird Al" Yankovic songs about television[edit]

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Deleting Schools[edit]

G'day Closeapple. I've removed PRODs of your's from a couple of school articles. Per WP:OUTCOMES#Schools, nonnotable primary/elementary schools aren't generally deleted, but, rather, merged into their respective localities and then redirected. If you'd like to do this boldly, then please feel free to go ahead. If someone objects, then the issue can be brough to WP:AFD.

Please be aware that there is a little bit of controversy in this general area at the moment caused by attempts at mass deletion. Please stay tuned. ˜danjel [ talk | contribs ] 14:42, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Images (Kishwaukee River)[edit]

Feel free to update those. I uploaded them a long time ago when I first started editing. IvoShandor (talk) 04:19, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

All of those images are indeed from DeKalb, Illinois. They were taken from two locations near the Northern Illinois University campus. As for image #2 I'm not sure where it might be, I'll take a quick look and see if I can find it, there is a chance I didn't upload it or it was deleted for an licensing oversight on my part, like I said I uploaded those so long ago and didn't really know what I was doing back then, so your guess is probably as good as mine. Thanks for your hard work. IvoShandor (talk) 03:09, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
I'm not seeing the #2 image either. I probably never uploaded it. IvoShandor (talk) 03:11, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

A blast from the past[edit]

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URLBlacklist/Memset Kate Craig-Wood[edit]

Can you help me provide a NPOV article about this topic?

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Lincoln's coords[edit]

Thanks for adjusting the coords for Lincoln the Lawyer at Commons. There was a minor mistake - you inverted the 12 minutes W to 21 minutes W. Don't worry. I changed the whole thing to "Object location dec" - most of my old coords should be object location rather than camera location, and I'm sure the new coords are within 5 feet of the statue. The old coords I was using are based on the National Register of Historic Places nomination forms and these are sometimes surprisingly far off. Which brings up a minor request! The list of National Register of Historic Places listings in Champaign County, Illinois has 3 new listings that could use photos: i.e. Henry Ahrens House at 212 E. University Ave.; Frederick Squires House at 1003 W. Church St.; and Wee Haven at 1509 W. Park Ave., all in Champaign. If you're ever in the area please consider grabbing some snap-shots! Smallbones (talk) 14:34, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

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MGA73bot adding {{Commons category}}[edit]

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Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad Company[edit]

This is a self redirect. Please fix it. :) -- A Certain White Cat chi? 22:58, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Oops! Yes: that should have been the Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway. --Closeapple (talk) 23:02, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

March 2012 Move-to-Commons drive[edit]

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Thank you so much for finding and listing the issue at Chase Collegiate School with such clear information. Moonriddengirl (talk) 01:00, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
Sometimes, the backlog over there can get me down, and when I spent maybe an hour working on one listing today just because people don't talk about what they're doing and what problems they find...well. You made my night. :) Thank you! It was wonderful to go in knowing where to look and what I might expect to find. (And, by the way, you were right about earlier history. Copying goes all the way back!) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 01:00, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
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Apple[edit]

I added back the image to the Apple Inc. litigation article with a reference explaining the press's (and also the legal community's) jest on how Apple's address also describes its litigation. A better ref is needed so I'll keep looking. Thanks for pointing out the need for the explanation for the general reader. Sctechlaw (talk) 21:14, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Princeton Review LGBT ranking[edit]

Hi Closeapple- I've been reverting some of your deletions about this at Wheaton College, Grove City College, and Brigham Young University. I really fail to see what the big deal is.

  • Princeton Review is eminently reliable as a source -- it's already being cited for other rankings on all 3 of those pages. Claiming that Princeton Review is not RS is bogus- it's one of the most established and respected college ranking groups out there (though they're all grasping at straws if you ask me).
  • Calling it "self-published" is downright misleading- PR is a major publisher of this sort of thing.
  • Saying that the claim is controversial is also bogus- obviously some people don't like that PR says this, but the claim that PR indeed said it is not controversial at all.
  • You have a decent point that we don't know what went into deciding this ranking, but we don't know exactly how PR makes any of its rankings- they are nonetheless regarded as significant because PR is a respected voice in this area.
  • The claim that this alleges "unlawful hostility" is bogus too- no such allegation is being made. The PR would not publish the list if there was any chance it could be libelous.
  • Claims of "undue weight" are a bit of a stretch since only one sentence is being inserted. The LGBT issue is increasingly important in the public view of these colleges, and it deserves at least some weight.

Let's have a real discussion rather than reverting each other. Staecker (talk) 12:03, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

It will be useless unless the POV-pushing newbie UU joins in the discussion. To summarize what I said on your page, these are right-wing, Christian schools who preach abstinence and would be unfriendly to anyone pushing a sex-oriented agenda. There's nothing remarkable or useful about this alleged survey. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 12:14, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
UU's participation or not is irrelevant. I'm talking about a bit of text in these articles- I think you should too. Staecker (talk) 12:29, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
Sure it's relevant. He's the one who started the edit-war over it. Although I wouldn't be surprised if he mysteriously disappears. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 12:33, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

"The LGBT issue is increasingly important in the public view of these colleges..." Who says? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 12:17, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Try finding news articles about LGBT policies and controversies at these schools. It won't be hard. Try finding news articles about their history or campus traditions or other stuff that we include in our articles- it'll be a lot harder. Anyway could you actually try to address the various points about the article text in question? I'm not interested in having a general discussion about this. Staecker (talk) 12:27, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
No, you're just interested in furthering UU's personal agenda. These are private schools which can set their own rules. The only "controversy" about them is going to come from external parties who would have no chance of even getting into those schools anyway, and adding trivia like this in order to give it artificial notability. That's not what wikipedia is for. And you, being an admin, should certainly know that. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 12:32, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
The fact that PR sees fit to publish this ranking is evidence of (non-"artificial") notability. "Controversy" or the rights of schools to make their own rules are irrelevant. Staecker (talk) 13:16, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
Right, well I had 6 points to rebuff those wanting to see the sentence gone, but they were all stated above by Staecker. I didn't care to start or join a discussion because I thought it would be difficult and lowly. I mean, BB has already just this morning insulted the two of us several times now, in real life I prefer to simply ignore the existance of these sorts of people. I'm sorry for bringing you into this conflict Staecker though your work is appreciated. Unique Ubiquitous (talk) 16:56, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

It's clear that UU (who I very much doubt is actually a newbie) and the admin Staecker are going to act in concert to make sure that this biased trivia stays in those articles. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 11:00, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

There are (so far) two voices on either side of this dispute. If you think that two opposing voices constitute a conspiracy against you, I would be happy to introduce other opinions. I will start a thread at one of the article talk pages, since this is really a content dispute on those articles. Somehow the basic issue (RS of Princeton Review and undue weight) is still not being discussed. Staecker (talk) 11:35, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
Now started at Talk:Brigham Young University#Princeton Review LGBT ranking. Staecker (talk) 11:50, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
You are totally missing the point. You're singling out both the schools and the gay lifestyle as somehow being "special". ANY private, religious school is liable to to be "unfriendly" to ANY lifestyle they consider to violate strict religious teachings. That would include not just the gay lifestyle, but also heterosexual cohabition, non-marital sex, etc. If you weren't so hung-up and biased on this one issue, you would see that. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 13:45, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

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re. Tony1... it seems to me that that's what he does. He is on a crusade to eliminate Title Case from WP article titles and definitely has a "Ready, Fire, Aim" approach. To compound the problem, there is another WPn who aggressively follows up article moves (with the aid of a bot) by editing the redirect page that's left behind, making it impossible to undo the move without getting an admin to help. Jeh (talk) 20:46, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

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Robert Michael[edit]

Notifying that I've requested speedy delete of this dab page because Wikipedia only seems to have any mention of a single guy named "Robert Michael", so there's nothing to disambiguate, and that single mention is so trivial that it would be silly to redirect the name to that article. Theoldsparkle (talk) 15:20, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

The last name of Robert Michel, the U.S Congressman from Illinois, is pronounced like "Michael" and so very often misspelled that way, even by locals in his area. Even though it's a misspelling, I suspect there is a high chance that many mentions of "Robert Michael" will be about Congressman Robert Michel, not Chicago dean Robert T. Michael. I don't think that it would make sense to delete it just because the two choices are a misspelling and a correctly-spelled but probably non-notable person; the fact that anything ever links to it (I see 4 or 5 things just now) is evidence that editors (and therefore probably readers) think there is a notable person by that name: not only should people looking for the congressman be able to find him as "Michael", but any links should be pointed out as needing some sort of disambiguation, either by repairing to "Robert Michel" or by unlinking and making sure it's clear which Robert Michael is being talked about in an article. --Closeapple (talk) 03:27, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
If Robert Michel is likely to be misunderstood or misspelled as Robert Michael, probably the most logical thing would be to redirect Robert Michael to Robert Michel. But it looks like turning up the guy associated with Martin Luther saved the page, for better or for worse, and now it's no longer tagged for clean-up so I don't plan to pay further attention to it. Theoldsparkle (talk) 15:10, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

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Reina Madre[edit]

I would check this article as well. There's no "recent" info about the novela, yet it's quite funny that a plot section exists. Platinum Star (talk) 19:18, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. I've now made the same edits to that article as for La Patrona, plus removed a DEFAULTSORT and a 2010-2011 template that didn't seem to belong. --Closeapple (talk) 19:30, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
The original author who wrote that "summary" reverted your edit, which I reverted. I wouldn't worry about him since most of his edits are unsourced. I tried telling him to start adding sources, but the warnings weren't enough. Platinum Star (talk)

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Thanks for all you do...for the encyclopedia and for your fellow editor. ```Buster Seven Talk 04:16, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
Yes, congratulations. AutomaticStrikeout  ?  04:24, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Congratulations of course, but more importantly: Thank you. It is editors like you that make Wikipedia worth reading, those that just edit for the love of editing and the desire to make the English Wikipedia a better place. We are certainly a richer place because of your hard work. You make a difference here. Dennis Brown - - © - @ - Join WER 14:14, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Close, you are the seventeenth Editor of the Week but the first to NOT receive an Infobox. My apologies. I guess there was some mis-communication and it didnt get done. I was travelling. But...as fate would have it... it brings up the posibility that you might help in your own Infobox creation. It could then be a permanent part of your talk page. I know Editor Dismas is still being displayed and as of Sunday the next EotW will be awarded and. if ready, his Infobox will be displayed which means your time in the Light of Fame was...well.....Zero. But this incident shows that I need Help creating the Infoboxes. Could you lend a hand? ```Buster Seven Talk 10:54, 25 May 2013 (UTC)
  • As you can see, after leaving the above, I "tried" to create it but somehow left something undone and I'm not sure how to fix it. Thats my problem, I don't really understand the template well enough to do a FULL Problem Free Infobox. ```Buster Seven Talk 11:12, 25 May 2013 (UTC) (In case you didnt notice, we are fellow Illinoisians) ```Buster Seven Talk

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List of official languages by GDP per capita[edit]

Aside from the problems in the article, this is definitely useful information. I need a sense of which languages to translate my client's website to first. My client would prefer the most "affluent" languages. Bugloaf (talk) 16:47, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Plot and character descriptions can be verified by viewing the work[edit]

I removed an OR tag you added to Austin & Ally as I thought it inappropriate for this article. You noted in the comment "entire plot and character descriptions, for example, have no sources, let alone reliable ones". As long as the descriptions are from aired (published) episodes the show itself serves as the required reliable sourced, a primary reliable source that can be verified by viewing the show. Of course in this article the descriptions are excessive, but that is a different issue. Geraldo Perez (talk) 15:47, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Wouldn't that subject the plot descriptions and character descriptions to massive original research synthesis based on the Wikipedia editor's interpretations? For example, there's no way for a reader to verify which parts of the claims are the editor's interpretations, as opposed to actual primary-source stated stated as canon in the series itself, without watching the entire series start to end to find out if there is a 10-second section that makes the claim reliable. Part of sourcing is claim is for verifiability — expecting readers to take it on faith that an unsourced claim is somewhere in a 10-second section of 20+ hours of video, is usually the sort of thing that lends itself to inappropriate synthesis/opinion claims on Wikipedia. --Closeapple (talk) 08:55, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
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Gross(e) Point[edit]

Just curious, was the link in this edit summary meant to point to a specific discussion?

I'm not sure exactly where the village of Gross Point began and ended, but Gross Point also refers to a geographic feature along Lake Michigan. I found one reference to the temple being on the "Grosse Point Bluff": [4]

Unfortunately, I don't have the Dawning Place book at hand, so I can't immediately check what it says. (The referencing for the article has been obscured by subsequent additions, but that sentence was supposed to be supported by pages 42-3.) Zagalejo^^^ 05:04, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi. It just took me a while to write everything. I've posted it at Talk:Bahá'í House of Worship (Wilmette, Illinois)#Grosse Pointe? now. Might want to mention these points there. --Closeapple (talk) 05:21, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Alright. Thanks. Zagalejo^^^ 05:25, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

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