User talk:David A. Victor

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

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Magen David Adom[edit]

Hi David,

I reverted your edits for a number of reasons: One passage engaged in original research (in reality it appeared only a means of enabling Israeli membership), others contradicted themselves (the controversy over the admission to the ICRC of the Magen David Adom was resolved when the ICRC allowed the use of a Jewish symbol (as opposed to a Christian or Islamic) and with the Red Crystal symbol adopted (in place of the controversial Jewish symbol), and other edits didn't appear particularly encyclopedic (despite the unacceptable use of a Jewish symbol,). If you have any questions, feel free to discuss them with me or anyone else. Don't worry about being reverted, these criticisms simply make us all better editors. Cheers, TewfikTalk 20:14, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

Based on some of your latest edits I just wanted to let you know that some of your recent edits are a bit redundant. If someone has the category "People from Nashville" on their page, their is no reason to add "People from Tennessee" to the page. One is a subcategory of the other. Just be cautious of which caegories you adding to articles. Cheers--Looper5920 16:01, 8 January 2007 (UTC)


Mecosta[edit]

Someone nominated Mecosta for deletion. I don't know enough about him to expand the article, but I want to see more articles about chiefs and treaty signatories, not fewer. If you can expand it, please do. Thanks Leo1410 02:32, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Michael G. Morris[edit]

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Image problems[edit]

I see you uploaded File:LWercollierMSchroeder01.jpg but you seem to have forgotten to provide either a source or copyright tag. If it is freely licenced please add the appropriate information. ww2censor (talk) 02:11, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

The image appears on the German language Wikipedia page. I do not know how to upload it from that page to the English one. Can you help?

Franchising[edit]

Hi David, since you recently edited a page on franchising and my have an interest on the subject, I invite you to review this page Yellow Van Handyman and participate in the voting process here Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Yellow Van Handyman. Thanks! USchick (talk) 05:28, 12 February 2010 (UTC)


File:Romalea guttata Eastern lubber grasshopper, adult phase, Vacherie, Louisiana.jpg[edit]

Did you forget to add a license tag for this image when uploading.?

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You may wish to read Wikipedia:Image_copyright_tags/All and Wikipedia:Image_copyright_tags#For_image_creators which will assist you :) Sfan00 IMG (talk) 10:49, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

File copyright problem with File:Romalea guttata Eastern lubber grasshopper, adult phase, Vacherie, Louisiana.jpg[edit]

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YOBI.tv[edit]

I've moved the deleted article to your userspace at User:David A. Victor/YOBI.tv. Basically, the whole thing reads like an ad, starting from the first sentence - "YOBI.tv is the contest network" (not "a contest network"). There is no third-party discussion of the channel or why it's notable, just breathless descriptions of its programming. The detailed descriptions of every thousand-dollar prize won is promotional, too. Please try and rewrite it so that it sounds neutral and not like a PR brochure. Thanks, NawlinWiki (talk) 21:42, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

  • The exhaustive list of prizewinners still seems awfully promotional. More importantly, Wikipedia notability does not come from the subject's being new or innovative. It comes from recognition in reliable, independent sources. The sources cited in your article are all either yobitv itself or PR releases on PRweb.com. None of those are independent. See WP:V. NawlinWiki (talk) 02:48, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. Let me delete the prize winners, although I had thought that the problem had been about the amounts given.

I really would like to ask your help in putting this into a usable format. I appreciate your willingness to help me. As you can see from most of my other entries, this is not my usual subject matter (this is a far cry from my last entry of "Hungerford's crawling water beetle") but I do think that Yobi.tv is important enough to continue trying.

If I have understood you correctly, you have raised three concerns: 1) inadequate objectivity to the references, 2) noteworthiness and 3) overtly promotional material. I am afraid that my lack of experience here is a handicap. Could I ask you advice on correcting these issues.

First, regarding objectivity of sources, I simply retained the original sources in the article. I was not even sure whether many of the items cited even neeeded references since this is meant primarily to describe the site. I did add information on the Wisdom of Crowds (which I linked to its own Wikipedia page) and to the .tv Wikipedia page to add other sources. Since this is, however, primarily a descriptive piece regarding the website, I thought referring primarily to the website would be justified. I thought that this was acceptable from the various Wikipedia articles on somewhat similar models at which I looked to determine the nature of references in such a situation. The five Wikipedia I used as references for my own references were:

NyooTV (please see, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NyooTV) Mefeedia.com (please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mefeedia.com) icebox.com (please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icebox.com) Funny or Die (please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funny_or_Die ) Fun Trivia (please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FunTrivia )

In all five of these, most of their references were similarly from the web site itself or from pieces directly linked to PR pieces. That said, I have references I can add from news coverage on EOnline, People.com, etc. as well as radio and TV interviews, etc. I see that these are the other main sources on similar Wikipedia articles. Would those be acceptable?

Regarding definition of notability, I am a bit uncertain as to how to define this for Wikipedia since by your definition (barring new or, especially, innovative as determining factors) quite a lot of articles fall into that category. In my own view, innovations are themselves noteworthy; when those innovations lead to a worldwide following, it seems noteworthy. Perhaps the concern is that Yobi.tv is a commercial venture? If so, it is true that Yobi.tv is a commercial venture, but then again so are hundreds of other commerical ventures with Wikipedia pages.

If you could help me identify what the offending material in your view is, I would be able to correct the article. I had thought that the removal of what you had called the article's "detailed descriptions of every thousand-dollar prize won" was the promotional offense. The names point to the worldwide nature of the winners, something notable in its exception to other talent contests (such as the Idol or "Got Talent" or XFactor series). This speaks to what Cavusgil calls the "born global" Internet enterprise, something not seen before for talent contents. To me, this is in and of itself noteworthy. Here I speak as a professor with expertise in the subject rather than just a fan of, say, water beetles or the poetry of Vachel Lindsay as some of my other articles have been. In fact, I had been thinking of writing up a Wikipedia piece on the "born global concept" but on the whole I intentionally try to write Wikipedia articles on non-academic subjects (it is more fun for me).

I look forward to your feedback, and really hope that I can put this article into a form that you will not only allow but that you would personally think of as being worthwhile.

Thank you. DV David A. Victor (talk) 19:58, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Robert J. Myers for deletion[edit]

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Signing messages on talk pages[edit]

Hi David, while doing some talk page maintenance, I noticed a comment that you added to the talk page about Swahili in December 2008. You added that comment above the archive box, which is a completely non-standard location for comments; they should be placed at the end of a page. It seems from your recent edits to talk pages that you still haven't gotten the hang of signing messages. You should sign every comment you make with four tildes like this: ("~~~~"), which will produce an automatic link to your user and talk pages with a timestamp in the correct format. Also, spelling errors should not be corrected on talk pages, as you did at Talk:Foreign relations of Tuvalu. See the talk page guidelines.

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I notice that you've figured out how to sign messages]. Graham87 12:34, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

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