User talk:Davidwr

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davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) January 22, 2014

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davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) February 11, 2014
{{Alarm clock}}
  • Consider sending International Historians Association to AFD - check for WP:GNG first.
  • Make sure these are undone. Everything above 2014-02-04 19:30:23/Red Crowned Amazon.jpg/ is done.
  • study feasibility of merging all old[delete[multi]]full Talk:-namespace templates into one, e.g. old afd multi, old afd full, old prod full, etc.
  • Modify Template:PROD so it pre-fills an "old prod full" that the deprodder can copy-and-paste to the talk page.
  • Modify Template:Histmerge so it pre-fills useful information for the admin doing the history merge in cases of complex merges.
  • WT:WPAFC / CAT:PEND - 2033 pending submissions
  • Commons talk, Commons watch list

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Role username RfC live[edit]

Because you participated in the previous mini-RfC: Wikipedia_talk:Username_policy#RfC:_Allow_group.2Frole_accounts.2C_with_OTRS_verification Gigs (talk) 16:03, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-13[edit]

18:56, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Michael Grecco[edit]

Hi David. The creator sought help at the AfC Help Desk. He was still thinking that he needed to prove that the subject had done the various covers, portraits etc. Typical mistake, thinking all you need to do is verify what he did. Anyhow, I took pity on him and found lots of coverage of Grecco in books and print magazines and newpapers (I have a subscription to HighBeam Research) and added it as references to the article, replacing the poor quality ones. I also found independent verification for the Prix de la Photographie Paris Awards + another award from the International Photographic Council (an NGO of the United Nations) and copyedited out the promotional style in the draft text. I'm quite sure it would easily pass an AfD. If you don't object, I'll move it to article space later today. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 10:30, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

That is much better and it would almost certainly get at least "no consensus to delete" at AFD if more than 2-3 people participated in the discussion. It is vulnerable to PROD or falling in a low-discussion AFD if it isn't watchlisted, so consider keeping it on your watchlist indefinitely. If possible, replace the paywalled references with quality non-paywalled ones. If that is not possible, consider either using the quote= parameter of the citation templates to include a snippet from the paywalled reference or put the snippet on the article's talk page. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 15:36, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi David. I don't think it's vulnerable to either a PROD or even an AfD nomination, not with the quality of the references it now has. In the course of finding other articles where he's linked or could be linked, I discovered that he has also received the Hasselblad Masters Award. I've added that plus a reference. Anyhow, I've moved it into article space and put it on my watch list just in case. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 11:04, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png Thanks for all the help with attributions. Best, Matty.007 18:30, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

sandbox editing[edit]

I apologize if I interrupted your editing at User:Ipalacin/sandbox. When I started there wasn't an "in use" banner and I only noticed it once I hit save. Sorry if that screwed anything up for you. Chris Troutman (talk) 21:15, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

@Chris troutman: I'm done. I reverted you, please go back and make any improvements you intended to make. I will alert the author that I've made the changes and ask him to confirm that they are correct. I have some notability concerns about this person due to the "local"-ness of the coverage. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 21:51, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

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Penile Rehabilitation[edit]

Why was my article rejected? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Baumgartenadam (talkcontribs) 03:26, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

@Baumgartenadam: As it says in the pink box at the top of the page, Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Penile Rehabilitation was rejected because it was blank. There was nothing there accept the submission template. Type it in again and re-submit and it will be evaluated on its merits. Note that there is still a several-week backlog in the submission queue. This got reviewed early because I was scanning recent submissions for those that were "quick-fails" so the submitters (including you) wouldn't have to go through the several-week wait twice.
By the way, I noticed you appear to have a close connection (what Wikipedia calls a "conflict of interest") in a contribution you made last fall, Zonal NePhRO scoring system as your user-name is the same as one of the authors of one or more of the references used in that article. If you have a similar conflict of interest in this topic, please read Wikipedia:Conflict of interest. As a rule, editors with conflicts of interest are welcome, even encouraged, to draft articles about such topics and submit them through the AFC process, but once the article has been accepted, they are strongly discouraged from making direct edits to the articles if those edits change the article in a "substantial" way. Instead, once the article has been accepted, editors with conflicts of interests should recommend such changes on the article's talk page. This means if you have a conflict of interest in the topic of of Penile Rehabilitation (for example, if you have written about it professionally in any significant way, or if you have any financial or other "stake" in whether its becomes more or less popular) and your submission is accepted and someone else modifies it, you generally should not undo their changes unless your edit would be allowed under the "conflict of interest" guideline I linked to a few sentences back. Edits to enforce policies such as correcting vandalism and errors which do not affect the "substance" of the article, such as fixing typographical errors, are normally "okay" things for an editor to do even if he has conflict of interest. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 15:11, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-14[edit]

09:20, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

skilled group[edit]

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AfD Willie Jerome Manning[edit]

I am complaining about the behavior of user Smallnslow in this AfD vote. I came back to the vote page to see that this user posted a comment under my vote. Then I see that the user also placed comments beneath other editors' votes. This is not proper. He is essentially asserting ownership of the page (the only one he has ever edited). He gets to cast one vote and it is not his place to rebut the votes of other editors. Before this vote is finalized, the admin in charge needs to make sure not to count the multiple comments from Smallnslow as multiple votes. (talk) 19:04, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

I think you may be misunderstanding the nature of AFD discussions and the intelligence of the administrators who close them. It is not uncommon for such back-and-forth discussions to happen in an AFD discussion, and it is expected that the closing administrators will look at the totality of the discussion. Unlike articles, making comments to others comments, even to the degree that this editor has done, is not WP:OWN in the negative sense of the word. As a participant in AFD discussions, I would actually welcome someone telling me "you are wrong, and here is why," but only if they made an argument that was so convincing that I actually re-considered my position. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 03:27, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Asif Ali Leghari (L'e'ghari)[edit]

Guess who's back!
This time as James Mich (talk · contribs) recreating Asif Ali Laghari under the slightly different spelling of Asif Ali Leghari. :-\ - 220 of Borg 07:28, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Note I have CsD'd the page and opened a new SPI. - 220 of Borg 08:03, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-15[edit]

08:00, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png A brownie to you for reviewing 15 or more submissions during the WikiProject Articles for creation March 2014 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thanks for your work to improve Wikipedia!
Posted by Northamerica1000 (talk) on 09:58, 12 April 2014 (UTC) using MediaWiki message delivery (talk), on behalf of WikiProject Articles for creation


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Requesting input at the discussion: !Vote requested to clarify matters about awards sent. NorthAmerica1000 00:13, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-16[edit]

07:18, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

You've got mail - Tokyogirl79[edit]

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