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A bit more help with Accenture?[edit]

Hey again, FeralOink! I recently posted a couple more changes that I'd like to see made to the Accenture article over at Talk:Accenture, and an editor named Gigs weighed in, but did not seem to think that most of the changes should be made. If you have time, would you be willing to take a look and provide a third opinion? Curious on your thoughts. Cheers, ChrisPond (Talk · COI) 16:25, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Hey FeralOink, in case you hadn't seen, Stalwart has weighed in over at Talk:Accenture and I agree with the solution he suggests for Principal subsidiaries, which is very similar to one of the options you suggested. Do you want to take a look and see if that sounds ok to you? Also, he offered some thoughts on the wording regarding Tiger Woods, if you'd like to take a look at that too. ChrisPond (Talk · COI) 13:13, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
Hey again FeralOink, not sure if you saw, but I followed up over at Talk:Accenture—it looks like you, Stalwart111, and I are all in agreement about how to move forward with the Principal subsidiaries section—hurray! Do you think you could go ahead and make that edit? We also still haven't figured out what to call Tiger Woods, so if you have additional thoughts there, I'd appreciate it. Thanks again for your help on this article! ChrisPond (Talk · COI) 16:31, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
Hi again, sorry to bug you, but I was hoping you might be willing to pop back over to Accenture and go ahead and implement the change about the Principal subsidiaries section that you and Stalwart111 agree about? Since there's consensus on it, it seems like it should be straightforward. Also, any idea what to do about the Tiger Woods issue? It seems things are a bit stuck with the disagreement there, so I'm not sure how best to move forward. Cheers, ChrisPond (Talk · COI) 14:32, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
This is also Yes check.svg Done ChrisPond (Talk · COI) 12:57, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

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Have you considered a RfA?[edit]

Seems to me you've got the right chops for an admin, if you think you're ready. --Orange Mike | Talk 14:55, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Regarding Think Tank 30[edit]

FeralOink, in response to: your message; Hi, sorry, it takes me a bit to get on here and respond lately. As for the license's for screenshot's and/or self-created images, I am unsure any more. I was very keen on all of the copyright policies at one time, but they have changed quite a bit since. I apologize for not being of more help on the matter. Thank you for the comment and the additional info you provided, it was enlightening. «»Who?¿? 04:47, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

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Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Teagle Foundation RESUBMITTED[edit]

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Contact[edit]

Hi, sorry for the long reply. Pastebin is a good idea but I never used it so I just set up an account GreenerCardamom . Hopefully that will work for private exchange. -- Green Cardamom (talk) 18:39, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

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why did you delete this information and claim you moved it?[edit]

your deletion

Answer here -BoogaLouie (talk) 21:22, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

BoogaLouie It is better to say "please".
The page wouldn't save. The Wikimedia Foundation error message was returned for any edits that I tried to save in article namespace. I placed the content of the entire section here, see here for diff, on 2 Dec 2013 at 6 am. I will now reply per your request. --FeralOink (talk) 08:02, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Wikimedia Foundation error message usually last a few minutes in my experiance. It's now been two days since you deleted the 1,860 bytes. In the mean time you've made other edits. no problem with Wikimedia Foundation error message there apparently. --BoogaLouie (talk) 18:41, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Misunderstanding over. Thank you for working on whatever StackOverflow regex is, and the details you attend to that help make wikipedia more readable. --BoogaLouie (talk) 20:32, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

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Macro and security[edit]

Could you take a look at this, please, and try to figure out what a better title might be. (assuming it doesn't duplicate other content & is worth keeping) DGG ( talk ) 18:41, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Help again with Accenture?[edit]

Hey FeralOink, hope you're doing well. A while ago, you helped me make some updates to the article for Accenture. Since then, some of the edits that we discussed have been undone (especially some things in the infobox), and there is some more up to date information about Accenture that I think should be included. I've posted a note over at Talk:Accenture with my thoughts. Since you helped out before, I was hoping you might be able to take a look at what I've proposed and, if everything looks okay, go ahead and make the updates. Also, what do you think about archiving anything on the Talk page from 2012 or before? It's probably worth keeping our recent discussions, but the page is getting a bit unwieldy... Let me know if you have any questions! Cheers! ChrisPond (Talk · COI) 21:54, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi again, I just wanted to follow up here and see if you thought you might have time to take a look at this? I'm worried that the background of our previous discussions is quite a barrier to entry for other editors who might otherwise look into these issues. If you're busy, though, I totally understand and can reach out to other folks. Cheers! ChrisPond (Talk · COI) 15:09, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

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OER inquiry[edit]

Hi FeralOink, I'm sending you this message because you're one of about 300 users who have recently edited an article in the umbrella category of open educational resources (OER) (or open education). In evaluating several projects we've been working on (e.g. the WIKISOO course and WikiProject Open), my colleague Pete Forsyth and I have wondered who chooses to edit OER-related articles and why. Regardless of whether you've taken the WIKISOO course yourself - and/or never even heard the term OER before - we'd be extremely grateful for your participation in this brief, anonymous survey before 27 April. No personal data is being collected. If you have any ideas or questions, please get in touch. My talk page awaits. Thanks for your support! - Sara FB (talk) 20:40, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Requesting Guidance[edit]

Hello. I'm new to the wiki community and would like to start working on editing the Property Insurance page with the help and collaboration of more experienced contributors from Project Finance Participants. There is a recommendation that the Chartis article be merged with AIG's page. I think the Property Insurance page could be strengthened with parts of AIG's page since it shows how current events and emerging trends effect it's regulation by the government. Hurricane Sandy and updated payouts of the WTC are not on the Property Insurance page either - which to me seem to be relevant. Do you think adding more information would be beneficial to the Property Insurance page? If so would you be interested in collaborating what facts should be included? Any response would be kindly appreciated. Thank you.Lgkkitkat (talk) 03:57, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks so much for getting back to me. I'm going to think about what you said in your message and get back to you ASAP.Lgkkitkat (talk) 02:45, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

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AIG - Chartis[edit]

In terms of why it is appropriate to merge Chartis with the AIG Wikipedia article we can cite the following talk page posts:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Chartis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:American_International_Group#Merger_Proposal_Chartis
Given that Chartis was a business unit of AIG, the information on its history and divestiture may be better summarized into the AIG Wikipedia article. When Wikipedia readers click the URL on Chartis.com the Chartis Wikipedia article, it redirects to AIG.com, possibly confusing readers. In terms of how I would conduct clean up, I am fairly new to Wikipedia and haven't done much focus on a specific topic - except researching. So please forgive any errors in my proposal to merge the articles.

  1. Summarization: Review the Chartis Wikipedia article and assess the content that has verifiable citations. Then reformat a narrative of the history as well as what led to the divestiture of the business unit.
  2. Peer review: Might need your help/advice on this part. Post the rewrite onto my sandbox for review and final editorial help.

I don't really know what happens after the peer review. So I defer to your experience and guidance. I appreciate your support on this idea. What other ideas and/or guidance do you have at this point? Please me know on my talk page and thank you again for your rapid response. Have a great day. Lgkkitkat (talk) 18:45, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Hello Lgkkitkat! I perused the Chartis article, the sources, and the talk page. I understand now, and agree that Chartis MUST, in good conscience, be merged into the AIG article. That's very responsible of you, or whomever originally initiated merging. Chartis was very clearly broken off into an SPV in order to distance those (very central) lines of business from the AIG bail-out ignominy. The article sources that. Once the negative publicity blew over, Benmosche didn't feel the need to continue with Chartis e.g. an IPO, and quietly reabsorbed Chartis lines of business back into AIG, as before. It is an important part of AIG corporate history, and merits at least a section in the main AIG article.
As for process, please do this,
  1. Copy the relevant parts of the AIG article to your sandbox.
  2. Draft your merged version there. Let me know if you need help. I'll help/ review what you've done, in your sandbox, and when you are ready, you can post to the already extant merge proposal page, linking or just copying the text of the Chartis into AIG section to the merge discussion page.
  3. This should elicit some discussion, and if not, we can round up some editors.
We can go from there! --FeralOink (talk) 07:40, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Ok - thanks so much for you advice. As for sandboxes...the last time I tried to use it I made a big mess :(

I'll work on it but I for sure will need your help. I have no problems with edits like citations, grammar, punctuation and spelling. Beyond that I need a lot of guidance. Be in touch soon.Lgkkitkat (talk) 18:00, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

How do we round up editors to back up this idea to merge the pages? I am waiting to hear back from one of the contributors that developed the Chartis page. I think his input could be helpful.Lgkkitkat (talk) 03:51, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

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re: Vero Electronics Article[edit]

Thanks for comment - integration with VPE Article was considered - will now be effected

Inclusion of Vero Technologies Ltd was also projected

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AIG - Chartis Part II[edit]

Hello. I was away for a little while but I am back now. I have the content I think should be added into AIG from Chartis in my sandbox. Can you please take a peek and let me know what you think? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Lgkkitkat/sandboxLgkkitkat (talk) 20:06, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for contributions to Edward Snowden[edit]

I appreciate your series of precise, thoughtful edits earlier today. These are very well done and markedly improve the article's quality. JohnValeron (talk) 18:53, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Next Step for Chartis[edit]

What is the next step for the Chartis info in my sandbox to move to AIG? How do we redirect the Chartis page to AIG? How may editor approvals are needed? Lgkkitkat (talk) 18:51, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

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Looking for collaborators[edit]

Hi FeralOink, I’m currently working on the page for David M. Cote and noticed you'd been active on Honeywell. I'm fairly new to Wikipeida (at least on the editing side) and I’m reaching out to experienced editors to collaborate with on future projects, so that I might more quickly learn the ins and outs of what makes a good article (in practice, rather than theory), as well as more about the Wikipedia community in general. I’d appreciate any feedback or suggestions you might have for me on my Wikipedian adventure. Thanks! --FacultiesIntact (talk) 23:36, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for stopping by, User talk:FacultiesIntact! I left comments and feedback for you on your talk page.--FeralOink (talk) 17:33, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Hey FeralOink, thanks for getting back to me! I actually have a draft for a revised version of David M. Cote here on my sandbox. I should have clarified that on this particular article I do have a COI, which I've disclosed on the Cote talk page. At this point I'm trying to garner a consensus on my draft so that I can submit it for an edit request (I wouldn't publish it myself), but I really would appreciate any feedback or help you can give now or in the future. --FacultiesIntact (talk) 00:22, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Greetings from the inside world[edit]

Ellie, Great to hear from you! And your note suggests a few q's. Why not the visual editor? I found it quite useful for some aspects, e.g., formatting. More importantly, I'm curious about your ideas for motivating students. What do you have in mind? I'm hoping to survey the registered students soon, a few weeks before the semester, to gauge their interest and hopefully pave the way for a positive reception to WP assignments. Would you be willing to serve as an online ambassador for the course? See Wikipedia:Education program/Ambassadors. You could then be listed on the course page as a volunteer for the course. In any case… Happy 2015 CE back at ya! :) ProfGray (talk) 01:05, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Request on 04:07:04, 3 January 2015 for assistance on AfC submission by Steven Yvan[edit]


Thank you FeralOink for your comments. I will work on a new draft over the next couple of weeks. Have a good New Years holiday. Steven Yvan

Steven Yvan (talk) 04:07, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

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IdeaLab proposal[edit]

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