User talk:Dawn Bard

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Peer instruction[edit]

Hi Dawn, I am Julie Schell and I made the original Post on the Peer Instruction wikipedia page as you can see - The Blog for Peer Instruction ( is run by me and I author all the articles and resources there. I am not sure why it was removed.

Thanks so much, Julie Julieschell (talk) 17:29, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Julie. Wikipedia has guidelines against self-promotion. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 18:00, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Please don't keep reverting my restoration on Darius the Great article[edit]

Please read the discussion on the Darius the Great article. Basically a bunch of people decided to gang up and "Vote" to have the name of the article changed to "Darius I" from Darius the Great. This is not an election or a popularity contest. All articles in wikipedia are based on sources; Take a moment and think about how silly it is for an editor to start a voting topic on something he has no knowledge of and then have his friends vote on it and then call it a "consensus" and a "good reason" to rewrite history. Klax44 (talk) 18:30, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia operates based on consensus, and you don't have consensus. You can stop quoting the rules at me; I've been here a lot longer than you, and I assure you I know them. Please stop your disruptive editing. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 18:34, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Aidan Turner's page[edit]


Could you please NOT 'update' my page on wiki. I want my IMDB biography to appear on Wiki.


Aidan. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aidan4567 (talkcontribs) 01:27, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Aidan. I'm afraid that's not how Wikipedia works. You simply don't get to tell other users not to edit a particular page. Please check the policy outlined at WP:OWN. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 04:07, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Please help[edit]

Hi. I am an employee of Critical Path and Mirapoint. I am trying to constructively update the info on our company on Wikipedia (the info has not been updated in years). However, I keep getting an error messages. Might you be able to help with any guidance in making the updates stick? Any help you could provide would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Best, Mike — Preceding unsigned comment added by Critical Path in San Mateo (talkcontribs) 21:59, 17 June 2013 (UTC)


I am extremely surprised to see the way in which you are behaving. Clearly you aren't a Jim Flaherty "fan", but that doesn't mean you get to destroy facts that show the Minister in a good light and leave all the negative sections on his page. I would say that the bias is coming from your end.

Information from the Department of Finance, the Bank of Canada and several news organizations is not reliable?? But LIBERAL.CA is?? Really?

Have a nice day! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jmfmo (talkcontribs) 14:38, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi. I actually am a Flaherty fan, though I expect you won't believe me, but the article was really biased - it isn't supposed to be a hagiography any more than it is supposed to be a takedown piece. The problem isn't so much the sources that you were using, per se, but the way they were being used. You can't, for example, use an article that doesn't mention Mr. Flaherty to source a statement about how Mr. Flaherty saved the Canadian economy. I have already explained this on the article talk page and on the NPOV message board, so I'm not going to re-hash it all here.
Also, take a look at the history of the edits to the page - you'll see that I was not the one to even remove the bulk of the content.
Please participate in the discussion at the article talk page - that's the best place to come to a consensus on the contents of the article. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 15:16, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
Note that I have now removed the source, because I agree that it is not appropriate. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 15:20, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
I'd like to work together on a go-forward basis, because I didn't start editing this page to get into an editing war. I have great respect for Jim Flaherty and that's why I felt it was important to input some of his achievements, after seeing his entire page had negative content. I've recently put back the Universal Childcare Benefit section, with new sources. Can you check it out for me? Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jmfmo (talkcontribs) 17:45, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for this. The best place to collaborate on the contents of the article is the article's talk page, so that any interested party can see and participate in the discussion. I'll see you there! Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 18:47, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for page protection Sikhism Sidebar[edit]

Hey Mr. Bard, The user anonymous user coming from and also is removing data from other pages without specifying why, perhaps only because I made them as he seems to be attacking my edits particually on the Sikh page where he reverted a bunch of recent edits I made including grammer edits. No sign of actually improving the pages and based on that users history you can tell the user has been doing some vandalism and is up to no good. I removed the section because it seemed that it was under control. Thanks. Jujhar.pannu (talk) 19:10, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Response regarding Sentry Siren Wikipedia page[edit]

Good morning Dawn Bard,

As a new contributor to Wikipedia, I am still getting used to the rules and regs. I totally understand that advertising and promotional materials are not permitted. However, the last round of edits I made to Sentry Siren's page were strictly fact and were actually correcting misinformation that existed on the original version of the page I found yesterday. I am going to republish my last round of edits - I sincerely hope everyone will stop undoing my edits as the sole intent of the post is to correct bad information regarding the different Sentry models.


Awolk1986 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Awolk1986 (talkcontribs) 14:38, 20 June 2013 (UTC)


Sorry about that. I tend to associate genders online with users' usernames. However, Dawn was a girl in Pokemon, so I should have known here. XD

Anyway, if I were you, I'd bring up the misrepresentation on ANI. Cheers! - Amaury (talk) 15:37, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Oh I didn't mean you! I meant our friend - I think you just said "he" because they did - and I wish I hadn't said anything, because they have resorted to the tired old "that time of the month" saw. Thanks for your help with all of this. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 15:41, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Oh, you're welcome. Glad to be of service. And it looks like it's been blocked by Gilliam. Yup, it gets to be called an "it." =) - Amaury (talk) 15:43, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Dan Brown's Inferno[edit]

Hello Dawn. Er... why did you delete my edit on Dan Brown's Inferno page? Those mistakes are real. I don't understand... Bye!

Tommaso Intini TommasoIntini (talk) 17:35, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

You did not provide a source for the content you added. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 17:39, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Spacenet conflict of interest?[edit]

Have you or are you going to report the spacenet user? Seems like a clear case of WP:COI Kmg90 (talk) 16:01, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

I did report thme to Wikipedia:Usernames for administrator attention, and I think it's likely they'll get a spam username block. Is there somewhere else I should be reporting it? Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 16:03, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Nope that's all I was concerned about I didn't want to post on noticeboard if you were in the process of doing it yourself Kmg90 (talk) 16:13, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

Shaheed Bhagat Singh[edit]

How come every time i edit the profile it gets declined, it says his religion is atheist when in relaity before his hanging he got back into sikhi and started reading the Guru Granth sahib which is the sikh holy book and he started to grow his hair.

He got inspired by the likes of Kartar Singh Sarabha but nothing is written about him in this article.

A Dosanjh1 (talk) 20:10, 28 June 2013 (UTC) A_Dosanjh1

Jim Flaherty[edit]

I saw your notice at NPOV-NB re: Jim F article and I think your points are well taken. I made some additional edits, mostly trimming. I tried to explain the principles, as I note that you had also, so the eds who originally added the material to the article can better understand what constitutes RS's on WP. EMP (talk 15:40, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you[edit]

For your initiative, persistence, and leadership in cleaning up that out-of-control Jim Flaherty article. Good edits and explanations, and nice work in bringing in other eyes and hands to complete a task too large for any (sane) single editor.

CleanupBarnstar.PNG The Cleanup Barnstar

--EMP (talk 22:11, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

Wow, thanks! And thank you for your work on the article, too, EMP. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 14:31, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

speedy deletion SolePath institute[edit]

Hi Dawn Just finding my way around wikipedia. Yikes, you were quick. Any suggestions for me. Kindest Debra (talk) 19:47, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

--HESM29 (talk) 20:32, 3 July 2013 (UTC)== Welkom info and some input ==

Hi dawn...I see you are very active on wiki...well done....Just a few polite questions. Have you ever been to South Africa particularly in the Free State Province and visited the city of Welkom? Some of the info pieces posted are incorrect. So when an 'inconsistency' report is not valid any more should it still stay on the site? For example. The one edit I still want to make is that the Airport does not have any commercial flights anymore but is only used for private use only. So if I change it will the question in the 'inconsistency' block still be valid?

Then I tried a few times to change the picture and then you change it back. Is it fine now? And how many pics do you think one can place? I see for example you don't have a problem with the amount of picture in the Bloemfontein post but you have a problem with the Photos placed for Welkom. Just would like to get your input here.

thx again regards HESM29

The info about the airport was not in the article, it was in a comment on the talk page. Editing or deleting other users' talk page comments is not allowed on Wikipedia, but people don't generally read the talk page for facts. If you think it's important to refute it, you can reply to the other person's comment with the correct information. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 19:54, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Great thx to answer my other questions...would love to hear your comments--HESM29 (talk) 20:32, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Of Pandas and People - thanks[edit]

Hi Dawn,

Thanks for your revert restoring the sourced comment in the lede of Of Pandas and People. Had Tembew (Talk) read the OP&P Talk page, s/he would've seen why "pseudoscientific" is neither PoV nor a value judgement, but a dispassionate adjective which can be used to describe something which makes unwarranted claims to scientific principle. If you end up in a revert war, feel free to refer Tembew there, and/or add your own comments to Talk. Mathglot (talk) 01:24, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]


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James Gandolfini[edit]

Hi Dawn, Sorry, I put the wrong link for the petition - it is here: The one for the Little Theater is I would be grateful if you would repost this information. I think it is very much about James Gandolfini, and as it lists other efforts to honor him, it belongs in the text, perhaps above the last sentence? Thanks very much, Francesca Rogier

why did you remove the article[edit]

Hello i recently updated That Aaron said on his facebook page that he had the most intense lockdown ever to find Vlad the impaler on ghost adventures wiki page and for some unknown reason you deleted it — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:23, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

A minor change to DRN[edit]

Hi there, you're getting this message as you are involved in a case at the Dispute Resolution Noticeboard which is currently open. Today DRN has undergone a big move resulting in individual cases on subpages as opposed to all the content on one page. This is to inform you that your case is now back on the DRN board and you will be able to 'watch' the subpage it's located on. Thanks, Cabe6403 (TalkSign) 13:14, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

2 new photos[edit]

Hi Dawn, I have 2 new photos that I want to upload onto the City of Welkom page. The one Photo is related to the city's nickname "Circle City" pic. Then I have a earthquake pic of when the city was hit by an earthquake in 1976 where a building completely collapsed . Should I create a new section to the page or can I just place it near the relevant paragraphs?

thx regards HESM29 (talk) 12:14, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi Dawn I've done the inserts can you plz help with aligning the photos in the Section "Natural Disasters" - ? thx HESM29 (talk) 09:49, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Terascala link[edit]


Are you an employee of Wikipedia?

Is there some rule to not link to outside websites?

I am an employee of Terascala and considering there was no way to explain what our Lustre relationship was within the given Lustre wikipedia page, I linked to a products page on our website that is informational and educational and involves a Lustre management software suite.

Can you explain to me why you replied telling me this was inappropriate? I am confused. I don't see anything inappropriate about this.

Regards, Lindsey Angione Terascala, Inc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Terascala Inc (talkcontribs) 14:59, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi. I am not an employee of Wikipedia. The guidelines on external links can be found here. Wikipedia is not a place for advertising or promoting your company. Dawn Bard (talk) 15:06, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for my new page[edit]

I am new to Wikipedia and thought I was creating a page for the encyclopedia. I believe I am actually just supposed to be a user? I will delete my info and start again. Sorry for the misunderstanding! Steve — Preceding unsigned comment added by Plan-It Geographical (talkcontribs) 20:10, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion involving you at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring regarding a possible violation of Wikipedia's policy on edit warring. The thread is Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring#User:Dolliee reported by User:Dawn Bard (Result: ). Thank you. Dawn Bard (talk) 18:32, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi i am Dolliee and this is my first day and this is only the second place I found to answer ANYBODY

My 2 caveat wiki paragraphs did not edit or change one word by anyone but added true perspective regarding the Holy Infant of Prague

THEY WERE BOTH REPEATEDLY DELETED Here are the 2 caveat paragraphs:

Caveat Wiki - It should be noted that until the late 1980's this Holy Sign Icon was practically universally known without using the name of Jesus, as The Infant of Prague, in exact fulfillment of Hosea 2:16-17. Also, the only truly known origin of the hand-less Icon, a pile of rubble after the Thirty Years War, was later verified and supported in the nineteenth century by the events at Lourdes, France, around a pile of rubble. There have also been repeated fabricated attempts to base this powerful Holy Self-made miraculous Sign-Icon of Prague in Spain, because the timing of its discovery and Hosea fulfillment contradicts the anti-Semitic text then being prepared by Mary of Agreda in Spain solely to sell an apocryphal, scandalous, sinful and impossible name, "Joakim", for the father of Mary already 1000 years honorably secured as Levite "Amram" by the Holy Qoran.

Caveat Wiki (again) - Firstly, it should be noted in regard to the so-called Ratzinger "coronation" that for this event the hair on the Prague Holy Icon was painted unprecedented non-Jewish, non-Jacob (Genesis 25:21 et seq.), red. Also, the September 2009 event itself either never officially took place or could not last becase the Sanctuary of The Infant of Prague had been violated in April, 2009. Apparently Ratzinger had not cared to notice this. But when the Czech Republic rightly excluded/deported from Czech territory David Duke as undesirable or even dangerous in late April, 2009, it neither then nor thereafter made any provision for the human rights of Duke (who had actually kept an image of the Infant of Prague on his website the whole time he was getting his PhD), to obtain even a limited and guarded day pass access to the Holy Infant of Prague Shrine Sanctuary, which is not "Czech Territory". No one has sued the Czech government or the Vatican over this yet.

After repeat deletions I added:

TO Maurauder40 et al: I am not a vandal. I am a lawyer. If you will stop deleting my LEGAL and SAFE Scripturally proven needed caveats, I will stop deleting your COMPLETELY MISLEADING Daniel 7 murder racket propaganda. You will please also note that I do not NEED to delete "your" lying junk to be understood. It is YOU who delete and call mine "unconstructive". OF WHAT? Murder rackets or phoney Catholicism?

See how they need to get away with anti-Semitic lies by blocking objectivity

you decide

cc:my files Dolliee (talk) 19:28, 4 September 2013 (UTC)Dolliee (talk) 19:42, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Please help to change population info[edit]

Hi Dawn can you plz help me to fix the population of Welkom. Some one changed it to 64,130 and it should be 406,461 as per census of 2011...The populations of suburbs (Riebeecstad & Thabong was left out)Can you help? thx --HESM29 (talk) 15:47, 5 September 2013 (UTC)


Why did you revert the link on the roof cleaning article? The other link that was there doesn't work. The page is completely gone. 404 ---- missing. I'm not trying to spam, I am trying to help out.

Jay Salkini[edit]

Curious as to what you found unreliable about the changes to the page for Jay Salkini that you reverted. Although there was an official name change, and a legal citation to the name change litigation was included, there were also legitimate references to third party news articles that identified the subject as "Jihad" or "Jehad" Salkini. The text I added was both completely factual and documented with sources.

"So fix it"...[edit]

Hey Dawn, sorry if this attempt at a bit of humor on my part made you feel put on the spot, wasn't my intent if so. But, thought behind it wasn't a joke--you generate a lot of work for the admins patrolling WP:AIV, WP:UAA, etc. to handle, and I think it'd be more efficient if you could handle those sorts of actions yourself. Please consider it... cheers! Zad68 14:59, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Hey Zad, no apologies necessary. I was just surprised anyone really noticed me, but I'm definitely flattered by the suggestion. I did go and check out the RFA process after your comment - so it seems you've planted an idea in my head. You're right about efficiency - a lot of the spam/promotional accounts I report to UAA are so blatant that it would be pretty uncontroversial to just zap them myself if I had the ability. Anyway, all this to say I'm considering it. Thanks! Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 20:07, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
Great! Face-smile.svg I'll be watching this space. Zad68 18:19, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
I second that, having run into you lots at UAA, and thereabouts. Matty.007 19:21, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
  • If you wanted a co-nominator, let me know. Since I've become an admin, I've come across your reports and tags on a regular basis, and everything points to the fact that you would make an excellent admin. You and I have both been involved with Wikipedia for about the same time, we both have done work in similar semi-administrative areas, and I just came through a very successful RFA - and I think you are even more qualified. Plus, another Canadian admin would just be a bonus... :) Just send me an email if an RFA is something that interests you. Singularity42 (talk) 00:57, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Brandon Wynn[edit]

My bio on Brandon Wynn keeps getting taken off. What can I do so this bio stays online, Lorraine Lorrainedaversa (talk) 01:58, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Reverted edit[edit]

You reverted Jpendergraph (talk · contribs) when xe blanked Computer Simulated Universes Evolutionary Hypothesis. Since Jpendergraph is the only author to have made any substantial edits to this page, can we not interpret this page blanking as an implicit request to delete (per WP:CSD#G7)? WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 15:34, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

You're right, my mistake. Speedy delete at the author's request seems appropriate here. Sorry about that. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 15:40, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Blatant censorship[edit]

I take issue with your labeling my comments as "vandalism" on the article about Obama's birth records/citizenship. I very clearly didn't argue with anything stated in the article. I only pointed out that the article was putting things forth as being proven fact, when that isn't the case because it's an argument with two sides and neither side has proven anything. What you've said to us, by removing my comments, is that it is perfectly ok to be biased and misleading as long as it's in support to the state, and that if it is critical it will be removed within minutes. If I had posted something similarly critical in an article about evidence of bigfoot's existence, you wouldn't have stopped me. This was an experiment, and I really must thank you because we learned something about your website and my suspicions were verified. Time to spread the word. Have a nice day. Joshgrimes55 (talk) 16:28, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

If you want to discuss the bias in an article, the place to do it is on the article's talk page. If you had put a similar unsourced claim of bias in the Bigfoot article or any other, I would have reverted it too. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 16:36, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) I would advise you, Josh, to read WP:FRINGE, an explanation of why we do not have an obligation to give equal time to fringe theories of any kind, whether about Dwight Eisenhower being a Soviet agent, or human-chimpanzee hybrids, or the Earth being hollow. --Orange Mike | Talk 19:22, 12 September 2013 (UTC)


Hi Dawn,

I wonder how you can call my edit vandalism. The contents of LGBT rights in Nigeria appears to be highly bias and full of unbalanced propagandist opinion. For example, LGBT rights is not consensually regarded as under the realm of "Human rights". There is no global consensus and it definitely not regard so in Nigeria (and majority of the world). Secondly, it is bias and propaganda to label a set of opinions as obligations as there is no international obligation that Nigeria is signatory to. Thirdly, there is no record of torture or legalisation of torture of LGBT people in nigeria so the entry on torture is just there to whip up sentiments.

I changed all these to a neutral language. How is that vandalism? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:27, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Deleting well-sourced information without explanation is vandalism. If you think the article has problems, you should use the article's talk page to discuss and seek consensus. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 21:37, 12 September 2013 (UTC)


I know more about Jainism. I have provided enough explanation for the content i have posted. Will try to improve further. But how can i provide source to a printed text. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Himanshujain.2792 (talkcontribs) 15:46, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Please check out the guidelines on sources, and the instructions on how to cite sources, including books. For discussion on specifics about your text, the article's talk page is the best place to continue; a discussion has already been started. Note that sourcing was not the only problem mentioned - there were concerns about undue weight, the quality of the writing, context and the use of unexplained terms. But let's continue this at the article's talk page. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 16:36, 13 September 2013 (UTC)


I seem to have some bugs to work out in the use of wikipedia. I'm still not good at it. And after what I've experienced here with the hostility and contensious behavior of others, I have no plans to make an account and stay, or for that matter, ever donate. Judging by the behavior of every other person I've met here, you all seem to think that anyone who doesn't make an account must be some kind of vandal who's bent on destroying something. So I doubt you'll believe this, but I had made a comment in reply to what people had said to my comments, then decided against it and deleted MY comments, not theirs. That their comments were deleted I can only explain as my own mistake and failure to use the interface properly. I apologize about that, it wasn't intended, but maybe you can understand that this interface is clunkier than a 30 year old tractor. You might take note that when my comments were deleted previously, the editor did NOT give ME an apology, even though he allowed the same comment to stand elsewhere. There's an imbalance of power here and this is no longer a wiki. I no longer feel like this is "our" wikipedia. Now it's run by a buncha crabs. (talk) 18:31, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

I'm sorry if I did something to upset you, but I don't know exactly what you're talking about. I reverted an edit of yours to a talk page, I gather? I apologise if I labelled it as vandalism when it appears it was just a mistake - I don't have any problem believing you; I make mistakes here all the time. Oh, and it was not to do with the fact that you edit as an IP; I would have reverted a signed-in user who deleted the comments of others from a talk page, I assure. I may or may not be a crab, but I'm definitely not one of the people "running" Wikipedia. Again, my apologies. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 19:11, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Mick Jones deletion[edit]

Hi, I saw my entry had been deleted, while I understand that it was a slightly surreal edit I can actually confirm that this information came from the man himself at a Q&A I attended last friday with the surviving members of the Clash. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Therealbarryshitpeas (talkcontribs) 19:03, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Okay, sorry about that, then, but your addition was still unsourced. Wikipedia requires reliable sources for all content, especially in biographies of living people. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 19:11, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Monte Carlo Methods in Finance[edit]

Dear Dawn Bard,

my addition to the Monte Carlo Method article was reverted by you. I would like to know why a freely available online Course on the exact topic is not eligible for the article mentioned. The Link, again, is - feel free to check it's legitimacy.

It would be great if the link could be held up.

Thank you very much,

Max — Preceding unsigned comment added by MaxSchumacher (talkcontribs) 20:51, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Max. I'm not doubting its legitimacy. I deleted the link because there's a note in the External Links of section that article that says explicitly not to add any more external links; notes like that are generally there because the article in question attracts an excess of spam links. Please check out Wikipedia's external links guidelines, and consider taking a look at why Wikipedia should not be used for promotion. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 21:06, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

no header[edit]

Bangalore Page-

Hi Dawn, I saw that you had restored a para in the Bangalore Wiki contents. I would like to elaborate on why i would like to delete the same. There should not be any reason to put a sub topic "Slums" when you look for information about the city. I have not seen the same with any other city in India & i felt this is a job of somebody who doesn't like the city. I would suggest you can remove the same, but you still want to keep it I am fine.

Regards, Naveen — Preceding unsigned comment added by Naveenspatil (talkcontribs) 18:08, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

no header[edit]

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 9/23/13 Ms. Bard: This is getting worse; not better! I am not an expert on Wikipedia but it looks like my name both "Theresa Obermeyer" and "Theresa Nangle Obermeyer" are:”United States Senate Election in Alaska 1996.” I currently also have two listings instead of one when I type my name/s on Google. It is ridiculous that my name is only “”United States Senate Election in Alaska 1996.” The campaign was 17 years ago. Ted Stevens left the U.S. Senate in 2008 and died in 2010. Why have you only posted information about the U.S. Senate Race 1996 when anyone types my name? If that is the way you want to put my name on Wikipedia, I would like it taken off completely or deleted. A short vita follows. 161 Words THERESA NANGLE OBERMEYER, Ph.D., has held Alaska Type A Teaching Certificate since 1979 and Alaska Real Estate Broker’s License since 1979. She received her Ph.D. from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 1975 and her Master of Education 1970 from the same institution. She majored in Political Science and minored in History, English, and Education at Maryville University from which she graduated 1967, St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Villa Duchesne High School, 1963. Dr. Obermeyer held public office on Anchorage School Board 1990-94 and prior to that taught at McLaughlin High School 1984-90. She was her Party's Nominee to U.S. Senate 1996. She has been a college administrator at four colleges in three states including Lindenwood University, Loyola University Maryland, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, and University of Alaska. She taught Introduction to Sociology at Chapman University Fort Richardson/Elemndorf part-time 1981-1993. She was a Fulbright Fellow twice to India 1974 and to Jordan 1977. She is married with four adult children. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ [text removed]

If Wikipedia is unwilling to investigate the above, please take “Theresa Obermeyer” and “Theresa Nangle Obermeyer” off Wikipedia.

Am I writing too much? The main thing is to expose how corrupt Alaska Permanent Fund Board is but maybe it is too long.

Any help you can give in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Hi. The issue is being discussed [here]. There's nothing I can do myself; I'm not an admin. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 12:13, 24 September 2013 (UTC) NO, YOU'RE A HYPOCRITE.

Aryaka Networks vandalism[edit]

Please advise on what can be done to stop/prevent continuous vandalism of sourced content of this website. They seem to remove all mentions that I added without comments, including government and patent references. I dont know who these people are or what group they belong to but it seems to be a concerted effort to change history Rajeevb3 (talk) 15:38, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Please advise what I can do here. These vandals go at this site every 2 weeks and remove my name as founder and cited references. They have done the same thing 6 times. Rajeevb3 (talk) 07:26, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Recent Revision To Rabbi Article[edit]

Hi Dawn , you recently sent a message to about a revision to the "Rabbi" entry. This IP belongs to the Taylor, Texas Early College High School. I will try to determine who wrote what they wrote and have a word with them regarding anti-Semitism, but with this many high school students all using the same connection, that task may be impossible. At any rate, you have my apologies. 08 October 2013.

About LoudSoundGH Page[edit]

Hi, I wanted to create a wiki about LoudSoundGH and had a message you said it should be removed... I am all new to this and to the best of my Knowledge I thought wikipedia is to summarize what something is about and the purpose it serves as well as its achievements... I would be glad if you can give me some guidelines to us. I dont know if this is the right place to send this message. If it is, i will want more guidance from you. Thank you

LoudSoundGH (talk) 18:44, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Please see Wikipedia:Your first article, WP:RS and Wikipedia:Conflict of interest for starters :) Mlpearc (open channel) 18:50, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Zaza people by Curdman[edit]

There was some critique in my text, possible that's not how you edit a Wikipedia text. I'm new to this so bear with me.

But i want you to know this: We kurds have no intention of calling other minorities for kurds. As we our selves are minorities we respect other minorities background. As you may or not may know of it the kurds have been oppressed by turkish government for a long time. They use to deny that we even existed and now although they have recognized us to a degree, they are trying to divide our people by creating a false history for them as they have done with zaza people. They work hard for this, on the internet they have created sites info as support for their false history. They do all of this just to show the world that we are a small and an insignificant minority, which is not true, there is around 30 million Kurds.

Zaza people are kurdish people that speaks a kurdish dialect known as dimili. Everything i wrote about zaza people was basically from the book Historical Dictionary of the Kurds by MICHAEL M. GUNTER.

Now i ask you to show me how to write that article in a more acceptable wikipedia way?

 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Curdman (talkcontribs) 19:32, 23 June 2014 (UTC) 

Please comment on Talk:Dorje Shugden controversy[edit]

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Acu page[edit]

I checked the edit history again. The only clean version I could find is this version. See Talk:Acupuncture#No consensus for disputed source. QuackGuru (talk) 18:55, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Cleon Skousen[edit]


The problem that is developing on the Cleon Skousen page is that a New Yorker article on Skousen is being cited for a great deal of material that describes the man as a "nut case" and "off" on the facts. It loses its credibility by not informing on the opposing viewpoint. Those agreeing with the "nut case" position will support the inclusion of that material. Those opposed will just be angry, wondering why other facts are not addressed. While you cite the materials removed as well sourced, sourcing a biased article does not advance truth, only a personal point of view. The tone is not neutral. Controversies, if they must be addressed, should have both positions represented, or leave it off until opposing viewpoints can be prepared. I am in personal contact with the family, and have been given access to opposing viewpoints that they said I may put on-line. Until that point, I will be anxious to see that personal agendas on this page don't turn what should be a neutral presentation into a forum for character assassination.

A few things that I've learned so far:

Fired from Chief of Police: The mayor's charges against Skousen were all dropped and never proven in subsequent audits and investigations. He called Skousen names. This too unravels because of a letter from all the police officers and staff that thanked him for his leadership and acknowledged that personal agenda politics was the driving force in his being fired, not personal character.

FBI: Ernie Lazar has a personal problem with Skousen, for unknown reasons. The FBI files assertions do not present the full facts, and as presented give a biased viewpoint. The official memos connecting Skousen to extremist right-wing groups was initially quoted in a memo as a personal opinion of one individual who was later dismissed from the FBI. That opinion became circulated in follow-up memos without the clarification that it was a personal opinion, thereby giving the appearance that the conclusion was the official FBI position.

I am told by the family that much of this is being included in a new introduction to The Naked Communist.

There is more, but it will take me time to dig through the material. In the meantime, please contact me if needed. I don't want to see Wikipedia credibility tarnished by POV issues clouding the facts, and the New Yorker article and the article have many factual errors that I am laboring to bring to light.

Corrections2014 (talk) 19:53, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

August 12-Robin Williams[edit]

Why did you accept [1] when sources and even the Wikipedia article say that Williams died on the 11th? Thanks Piguy101 (talk) 01:25, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

By mistake. Happens to the best of us. Sorry. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 01:27, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
No problem. I'm glad to know that it is not my mistake. Happy editing! Piguy101 (talk) 01:28, 13 August 2014 (UTC)


Hey Dawn,

My post was flagged. Did not mean to break any rules. I am pretty sure that wikipedia allows company profiles. How do you post a profile?

Brett — Preceding unsigned comment added by SoundScry (talkcontribs) 15:25, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

@SoundScry: (talk page stalker) The page was deleted because it appeared to be blatant promotion or advertising. It is unlikely that you can write the page in a neutral point of view, so I recommend that you don't try again. Piguy101 (talk) 16:29, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Personal analysis[edit]

Funny, but were my "personal" analysis pro-Black, aligned with Wikipedia's standard to-the-left-of-Andy-Warhol stance, I'm sure you'd have had zero criticism. If you don't want people voicing opinions anent this highly charged issue, then don't leave the page publicly writable. (talk) 18:16, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia isn't for personal opinion, commentary or analysis of any kind. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 18:25, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Barcelona Chair[edit]


Could you please explain how the reference link I posted is considered spam?

"Reproductions proliferate worldwide and are sold under different marketing names."

The statement above should provide some reference to any site selling the same chair under a different marketing name.

Zubidoo — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zubidoo (talkcontribs) 16:51, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Zubidoo, thanks for asking. First of all, a link to any single retailer of reproductions does not support the assertion you quoted above. Secondly, adding a link to a commercial to more than one article as you did comes across as citation spamming, something companies do for search engine optimization. If you want to make a case for including the link, I'd suggest using the article's talk page. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 17:14, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Have you given any more thought...[edit]

...about what was discussed here? Zad68 20:17, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

(Wow, that was nearly a year ago!) Yes, I have, I must say. Especially today, when it would have been really nice to just block the penis-pics guy instead of having to report him and keep reverting. Maybe it's time for an RfA? Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 01:23, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Automatically Accepted[edit]

Hi Dawn. Thanks for accepting my edit that fixed the site problem. How can I find out who restricted the "automatic acceptance" of my edits on the James Foley article and why? Worldedixor (talk) 17:04, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi there! The ability to have edits automatically accepted, and to accept the edits of others, on "pending changes" pages comes with reviewing permission, which you can request here. So if you've never requested reviewer status, it's not that you're being restricted, exactly; you're in the same boat as most users. My understanding is if you have an editing history that shows that you understand Wikipedia's rules, I think reviewer permission is usually granted - you can check out the specifics at the links.
If you did have reviewer permission at some point, but it's been revoked, you should have been told why. If this is your situation, but you didn't get an explanation, it's best to ask an admin. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 17:44, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Dawn... I will ask an admin. Have a nice day. Worldedixor (talk) 18:54, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
As per Wikipedia:Pending changes#Effect of various protection levels they should have been able to make the edit and they made several the day before. There are several odd things about this, see Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Pending changes oddity and the section below it. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 20:58, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Ah, I see. That is odd. Thanks for looking into it. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 21:00, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

New matter[edit]

Why did you remove my change from Barack Obama?

With Dawn's permission, she has already said why she reverted your edit in her edit notes (click View History on the article). Please read WP:RS, you will understand that a content added needs a "reliable" source. Worldedixor (talk) 21:40, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Iran and Persia[edit]

Hi. You recently reverted an edit on the establishment of Iran and you re-inserted the old information on the Persian Empire.

I am not the one editing in the first place, but want to let you know, that we are having a lot of trouble across several pages, with an (unexplained) equalling of Iran and the Persian Empire(s). Several page-moves and edits are the planning. I would really appreciate you inputs on this topic. Were you reverting the Iran-page without thinking and just to hinder a change to the (supposedly) original text? Or do you have some serious refs on why Iran has been equalled to the Persian Empire? I am not an expert on the details of the history of this part of the world, but I dont think that Iran is a very old nation and name for that matter? Am I wrong? Why?

I am not here out of frustration or anger, but it is a very important issue and the Iran-pages gives no refs or redirections to solve it. I have tried to start a discussion on the Iran talk-page, the first discussion on the topic (!), but no one engaged.

RhinoMind (talk) 20:57, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:ISO 8601[edit]

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Maria Kanellis[edit]


I understand why you deleted the "People with ADHD" category on Maria Kanellis as I didn't put a source to it. I have two questions about it :

1. How can I put a source to a category? 2. Can I use a source that doesn't come from the Internet? Like, can I just give the references to the interview where she mentions her diagnosis even though I can't seem to find it on the web? I have it on a CD.

Thanks a lot. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Moldon49 (talkcontribs) 18:59, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi, and thanks for asking! You can definitely use a source that is not on the internet; Wikipedia has a citation template for recorded media you can use to cite the interview.
As to sourcing a category, the rules say "Categorization of articles must be verifiable. It should be clear from verifiable information in the article why it was placed in each of its categories." Since there's nothing in the article about her having ADHD, I'd suggest maybe she doesn't need to be in that category. You could also write a (sourced!) line or two about it in the "Personal life" section of the article, if you think it's important, before adding the category. Consider posting your intended edits on the article's talk page to see if anyone objects, and if you need to maybe discuss the issue to arrive at a consensus.
I hope this is helpful. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 20:00, 28 August 2014 (UTC)


sorry:) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:01, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Clarence Bass[edit]

I am wondering why you removed the link to the interview with Clarence Bass at Muscle & Strength and labelled it as spam while keeping the Martial Arts interview? The M&S interview was more appropriate, as it is actually as bodybuilding site. (Massiveiron (talk) 15:00, 2 September 2014 (UTC))

Hi. The website looks to be commercial, and you added it to a few articles without any explanation, which is something people might do for promotional reasons. Have a look at Wikipedia's guidelines on external link spam. Cheers, Dawn Bard (talk) 15:22, 2 September 2014 (UTC)