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Happy editing! SwisterTwister talk 18:31, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

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Richard J. Hayes (code breaker & librarian)[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of John T. Lewis (maths physicist, telecom pioneer[edit]

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Status and Advice[edit]

As reviewing administrator, I had to delete it as a copyvio. I agree with you that Wikipedia should certainly have an article on him, but you must write it from scratch. The source yiou used will be a good reference for it. However, a encyclopedia article is different from a obit in a professional magazine: Use his plain name, John L Lewis as the title of the article, (except please use his full middle name, as we have an article on a US general named John Taylor Lewis; refer to him by his last name within the article, not his first name, and discuss his professional career, not his personal characteristics. List his major publications. And if any of his students are notable, link to their articles if they have them--or consider writing them also. And don't praise him--let his work speak for itself. Look for other sources also. But you cannot use your own personal knowledge as a source--WP relies only on published sources.

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Proposed deletion of J.O.(Seán) Scanlan[edit]

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The article J.O.(Seán) Scanlan has been proposed for deletion because it appears to have no references. Under Wikipedia policy, this newly created biography of a living person will be deleted unless it has at least one reference to a reliable source that directly supports material in the article.

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