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Emma Stone[edit]

Hi Depauw,

Can you please leave that -- the information is generally available on the internet. (Jean Fowler is actually my mom -- and my brother and I are doing it in part for celebration of her retirement. Thanks! Tom — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tefstrong (talkcontribs) 05:42, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

@Tefstrong: If the information is "generally available on the internet", you should have no trouble providing a citation of a reliable source for the information. Unless and until you do, and regardless of your relationship with the person you named, it is unsourced and will be removed as a potential violation of Wikipedia's policies on biography of living persons. See WP:BURDEN. Also please see conflict of interest. Dwpaul Talk 16:09, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi DwPaul,

I'm not exactly sure how to technically go about adding the references you mentioned. If you asked Jennie, Emma, Garrett, Alexxa and the many other entertainers the contribution my mom has left on their life, it would be enormous. She literally connected them from a small town to major gateways to their careers. This is on the Internet, all over. Therefore, it's common to find on the Internet. Google Jean Fowler and Jenny Garth or Garrett Hedlund or Emma Stone or Allexxa Havins and those always credit to her assistance. I'm not sure how to cite (I've never donw this before), and want to see that it's on their for her grand children. Would you be willing to help me contribute these since you know a lot more about than I do?

Thank you!

Tom Strong — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tefstrong (talkcontribs) 04:02, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

@Tefstrong: Tom, please start by reading the articles at the several highlighted links in my reply to you above. If you do, you will better understand that all content added to articles here must be verifiable. Unfortunately, the information you are attempting to add is not (that is, there is no independent, reliable source to cite for it -- and I have looked). Therefore, the information cannot be added. Sorry. Dwpaul Talk 04:11, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply and pointers on how to cite the pages. It's complicated the because, for example, Jenny Garth indicates her training experience but it's in an aubiography on Google Books. Garrett Hedlunds has many stories linked to him working to pay for acting lessons from my mom. But there is so much wiki jargon and citation etiquette. How do you actually take the webpage and put it I to the footnote? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tefstrong (talkcontribs) 04:28, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

@Tefstrong: See WP:CITE (which is the article at one of the links I mentioned above). Dwpaul Talk 04:31, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Nice Surjendraniladittyanath Thakur (talk) 07:33, 23 February 2015 (UTC)


Jane Seymour talked openly with fans about her relationship with David Green at her art show in Kimg of Prussia, Penn., in December 2014. He is seen in the background of a photo of her with Aaron Paul, taken last night at the Elton John Oscar watching party (Zimbio). He is also seen with her in a photo on her official Instagram (Monte Carlo, May 2014). Other photos of them together can be seen on IG suewongfashion. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by IHateOysters (talkcontribs) 10:21, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Roxanne Shanté[edit]

Dear Dwpaul, I just recently took a look at my Wikipedia page and there is so much about me that's missing. The fact that I'm a great host the things I do in the community and the Awards that I have been given. Yes I have made mistakes but when people look me up I dont want them to see just that. I tried to correct even the way I started my career. My song was just a freestyle I did on my way to the laundry it had nothing to do with radio stations. And UTFO didn't come up with a roxanne until they saw the success I was having. I have done projects with many Artists I have been sampled more than any other voice in hiphop on projects like Janet Jackson, Blackeye peas , j Cole, Nas I have been on other many soundtracks and too many complications to count. I just want the world to know there's more than just a not obtained or completed PHD. Sincerely Imroxanneshante (talk) 16:10, 24 February 2015 (UTC)RoxanneShante

@Imroxanneshante: Please see WP:AUTOBIOGRAPHY, WP:COI and Writing about yourself and your work. While you may want the Wikipedia page about you (assuming you are Roxanne Shanté) to say more, those articles explain why you generally should not edit it. Also, just to be clear, the page about Roxanne Shanté is not "yours" per se. This is not a social media site, but an encyclopedia. The page belongs to the Wikipedia community, as does the entire encyclopedia. Dwpaul Talk 17:09, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Okay I was not aware of this as so I will read up more on it and have it submitted properly if I submit it at all. I thank you for taking the time out to explain the process. Imroxanneshante (talk)RoxanneShanteImroxanneshante (talk) oh and yes it's me — Preceding undated comment added 14:55, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

New to editing[edit]

i apoligize about the origional research , i was not aware of the policy , if you see anymore , just delete it , but know that it was done before i read the policy , i shall try to provide sources for my edits from here on out , but i would appreciate that you stop spamming me with messages , no hard feelings , just a newbie editor , may Yeshua bless you. Rebelalliance352 (talk) 03:02, 27 February 2015 (UTC)Rebelalliance352

The VFW Category[edit]

Category:Veterans of Foreign Wars was created for articles related to the VFW organization in the United States, not for any biography articles on a soldier who served in a different country. The main article is Veterans of Foreign Wars, it's parent categories are organizational, it's spelling is capitalized, and the content is clearly VFW. The main editor of the VFW article got a little carried away with applying the category, albeit in good faith. According to the sourced article, Truman wa a member but it doesn't seem to be defining enough to pass WP:NON-DEFINING or WP:COPDEF. If you want to add a new veteran's category, I have no objection. I want to make sure we avoid an (unintentional) edit war based on a misunderstanding of the category. If you still disagree, please tag me so we can discuss further. Thanks. RevelationDirect (talk) 03:30, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

@RevelationDirect: Then the category page Category:Veterans of Foreign Wars needs text to explain this; as you can see for yourself, there are a number of other notable veterans of foreign wars (e.g., Audie Murphy) having nothing to do specifically with the VFW who have been included in that category, based on the same assumption as mine. It is a reasonable assumption that a category that begins with "Veterans..." is a container for people who are veterans, not a category pertaining to an organization or only people related to an organization. Dwpaul Talk 03:35, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Good point! I added a hatnote to Category:Veterans of Foreign Wars to make this clearer. Thanks. RevelationDirect (talk) 03:50, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Phoebe Prince revert[edit]

Ah, but is she encyclopaedic, or just news worthy? I say she's just news worthy. No one will care about her.... already, actually. And I lived in South Hadley. - Denimadept (talk) 10:22, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

This has already been extensively debated on the Talk page for Suicide of Phoebe Prince, but if you would like to do it some more, that is the place to do it, not here. As it stands, she is notable and the link from South Hadley remains. Dwpaul Talk 15:48, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

But It's Better If You Do[edit]

But It's Better If You Do (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

I did what was suppose to be done on that page–◌ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kitten45 (talkcontribs) 03:03, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

@Kitten45: Obviously I disagree. Dwpaul Talk 03:11, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Kelly Kelly[edit]

I understand the temptation to revert an editor who repeatedly adds unsourced material to an article, but you're not entitled to violate WP:3RR in doing so, which you did. I blocked the other editor, but, frankly, the main reason I didn't block you as well was because of the crude personal attack the user made on his Talk page. Nonethelesss, consider this a warning that if I see you do something like this again, you risk being blocked, and I'd hate to do that as I can see you're an experienced long-term editor with a clean block log. But for that same reason, you should know better.--Bbb23 (talk) 05:46, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Understood, thanks. Dwpaul Talk 05:49, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Harley Gaber[edit]

List of minimalist composers (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Harley Gaber (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Thanks for explaining the standard I must meet in order to add Harley Gaber to the list of minimalist composers. For your reference, I'm now preparing an entry on Harley Gaber to submit to Wikipedia editors for publishing. This work in progress resides in my sandbox. Because I expect to complete the draft by end of this week, I'd like to resubmit revisions to the minimalist composer page after I my entry for Harley Gaber is accepted for publication. Does that sound acceptable? Morees68 (talk) 17:23, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

@Morees68: By all means. WP:WTAF is the policy that calls for it to be done in just this way. Dwpaul Talk 17:44, 3 March 2015 (UTC)