User talk:Fitnr

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, Fitnr, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Nomination of Electoral history of Jesse Jackson, Jr. for deletion[edit]

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Thanks for the clean-up[edit]

at Fasces. I think that we have something that we can both live with. Probably this will be my last edit for a bit, I am discouraged with wikipedia, again, but not because of our exchange which I feel only made this little corner of wikipedia better. Carry on. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 04:25, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Mets' colors[edit]

Why did you change the edit about the Mets' uniform colors in the article on New Netherland? The claim that the Mets are blue and orange because of the Dutch is false. That is just a coincidence. The Mets chose their colors by taking then colors of the NY Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers. If you look at the Mets' original cap, it looks like a Dodgers' cap with a Giants' logo on it. 24.9.74.139 (talk) 18:32, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

WP:BURDEN[edit]

When material has been challenged, it cannot be restored without satisfactory inline citations. Don't restore any material to New York City Subway in popular culture without an inline citation to a reliable source that discusses its relevance to the topic. That article has been nominated for deletion twice, and no one has bothered to add a single satisfactory source.—Kww(talk) 04:32, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

You obviously haven't been paying attention, because Fitnr has been adding them, and so have I. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 05:00, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
The sources added have not been from an independent source verifying that the content is related to the topic: they've been to copyright violations of music videos, unreliable sources, and other similar locations. Find a source that addresses the New York City subway in popular culture and reference that. Not these other things.—Kww(talk) 05:06, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
This discussion belongs on the article's talk page. Please take it there, folks. Fitnr (talk) 05:07, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Actually, discussion of your wholesale restoration of the article in violation of WP:BURDEN belongs on your talk page, not on the article page. It's a form of disruptive editing. Please never restore unsourced material again.—Kww(talk) 06:07, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
From WP:BURDEN: "Editors might object if you remove material without giving them time to provide references; consider adding a {{citation needed}} tag as an interim step... It may be that the article contains so few citations that it is impractical to add specific citation needed tags, in which case consider tagging a section with {{unreferencedsection}}, or the article with {{refimprove}} or {{unreferenced}}." There was plenty of crap in that article (much of which I just re-deleted), but it needed a pruning, not a weed-wacking. - Fitnr (talk) 06:17, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Kevin, if it's any consolation, I'm not 100% the Bee Gees song "Subway" belongs on that list, because I've never heard the song before(or perhaps I just don't remember it). Does it specifically refer to any part of the New York City subway system? In any case, it's 2:30 A.M. where I'm at, so I'm going to bed. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 07:29, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
It's been discussed time and time again: it's the removing editors choice whether to delete or add a tag. Once the material is removed for lack of sourcing, no one should ever add it back without an in-line citation. Object if you want, but please do not ever restore unsourced material to an article again. I'll clean the article out again next week, and anything with a {{cn}} or source that does not discuss the relevance of the item to the impact the New York City Subway has had on popular culture will be removed. At first examination, only the citations relating to a "subway series" pass muster.—Kww(talk) 14:42, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Deletion link[edit]

Hello! I'm the Oberlin student that authored the protest page. I noticed that you deleted someone's comment about deletion. What I'm curious about is the fact that the person's deletion reasons were unrelated to the article and they didn't format the note correctly. I had the suspicion that given the controversial nature and campus backlash of the protests, the deletion post was merely to troll and instill fear. I'm just curious as to the reason you decided to delete it (and to thank you for it). Best, pteranadons — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pteranadons (talkcontribs) 03:45, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

I removed the note because it was poorly formatted, and probably was meant for the talk page. I left a note on the editor's talk page explaining how deletion tags and talk pages usually work. Their username indicates a familiarity with Oberlin, and the note was a good-faith comment, so I don't think the editor is a troll. Fitnr (talk) 04:45, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Obie alums[edit]

Thanks for your recent work cleaning/tightening up List of Oberlin College alumni. Matchups 15:34, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome. It's ongoing work, there are plenty of notable people in Category:Oberlin_College_alumni not listed on the page. Fitnr (talk) 18:02, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Edits to Daniel Squadron[edit]

Hi, before this becomes an edit war, I wanted to point out that your link itself says "Use lowercase, except for proper names" under the header "Article title format." And it applies only to ARTICLE TITLES anyway. You probably needed to direct me here, which doesn't have any kind of stipulation, so I think peacock rule still applies. thanks--38.105.132.130 (talk) 16:54, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

"State Senate" and "Public Advocate" are proper nouns. As WP:HEAD notes, for example, headings are in sentence case, not title case. I refer you to Barack Obama#State Senator: 1997–2004 as an example. Fitnr (talk)
Ah, no, not on their own. If used as a title, as part of a name, yes. Do you need references? You yourself just showed how wrong you are "headings are in sentence case, not title case": I'm trying to avoid an edit war here, and you're not helping--38.105.132.130 (talk) 17:15, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:Lorain County, Ohio Flag.gif[edit]

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Logan Square "Culture" section[edit]

Please check the Talk page for my response to the reinstated content that was originally written by me. Regards,--Soulparadox (talk) 15:11, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Chief Keef[edit]

HI. please do not replace the above individual in the notable people section of Englewood, Chicago unless you can reference it. His article used to state he was from Englewood, but the reference supporting that did not say that, so I removed it. Thanks. Gtwfan52 (talk) 04:24, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

In the time it took you to write this, you could have found a half-dozen sources for him being from Englewood, it's in half of the articles about him. Fitnr (talk) 14:10, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
and your point is? I am not going to waste my time reading about some drug using criminal bum punk from Chicago. You are welcome to waste yours of course. Gtwfan52 (talk) 04:27, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
If you don't think that you can approach a topic with NPOV, then maybe you should steer clear of editing it. Fitnr (talk) 14:44, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
There was absolutely nothing POV about my edit. And what I choose to read is absolutely my business. It is presumptuous in the extreme for you to think you have any right or business telling me what I need to do when removing unreferenced material. You can take your opinion and stick it. ByeBye. Gtwfan52 (talk) 00:19, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
It's a bit odd that you can find the time to leave nasty notes on talk pages, but not to do basic searches for references. You also may want to review Wikipedia:Etiquette before the next time you tell someone to stick it. Have a nice day. Fitnr (talk) 00:27, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

DC Neighborhood Template[edit]

Hi Fitnr. It appears that the template is no longer displaying neighborhoods of Ward 8. From the info on the talk page, it appears the complicated setup was due to the fact that the template was too large and not rendering correctly. Please look at it and try to revise, otherwise just revert. Thanks, epicAdam(talk) 21:53, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

The Ward 8 problem was a result of a missing '='. It's fixed. Fitnr (talk) 22:04, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

TBTA Navbox redundant? Really?[edit]

The TBTA Navbox that you're trying to remove is more specific than other bridges and tunnels in NYC. Would you remove the PATH Navbox from Port Authority of New York and New Jersey-related articles because they have their own navboxes? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 17:24, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

All of the links on {{TBTA Navbox}} are on {{NYC Bridge}}, so yes, it is redundant. I don't see any navboxes on the Port Authority article that completely duplicate other navboxes, but if there were, I would remove them. If you thing it's very important for readers to be able to navigate by bridge operator, I think {{NYC Bridge}} would be a great place to start. Otherwise, {{TBTA Navbox}} seems like a clear-cut case of template creep, and I think TFD reason #2 applies. I mean, what's so special about the TBTA? We could create navboxes for all sorts of subsets of {{NYC Bridge}}. Why not NYC bridges named for politicians? Fitnr 20:10, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you (Arithmomania editor here)![edit]

Thanks for the greeting.

I'm not a new user, actually. Just an occasional anonymous remover of pop sections when they grow ridiculous. To be honest, my major argument for doing it is not very strong: it's that they make the article proper look less factual. But so far, my doing it hasn't been met with instant reverts, as far as I observed. So perhaps I've been operating within the consensus. 178.42.114.14 (talk) 18:26, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

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November 2013[edit]

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Ellis Island[edit]

Can you please explain what is inaccurate about this? Ellis Island is located in the Upper New York Bay in Jersey City, New Jersey, east of Liberty State Park and north of Liberty Island.[1] Mostly created through land reclamation, it covers a land area of 27.5 acres (11.1 ha), 3.3 acres (1.3 ha) of which are the original island, and an exclave of New York City. The entire island has been owned and administered by the U.S. federal government since 1808 and is operated by the National Park Service. Thanks Djflem (talk) 19:33, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Sorry, didn't see talk page. Have responded there. Djflem (talk) 19:43, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
    • ^ Hudson County New Jersey Street Map. Hagstrom Map Company, Inc. 2010. ISBN 0-88097-763-9.