Archive 1 (Dec 2007 – Apr/May 2008)
All federal by-election articles done
I wrote an email to this site, which is Christine's website (I think), and requested an image of Christine for the article. Hoping to get a response soon. Thanks, Acalycine(talk/contribs) 11:38, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
Hey, noticed this discussion while stalking your contributions as usual - where do you find out about these people? I love reading these articles and I'd be interested to do a bit more work in this area. The Drover's Wife (talk) 16:44, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
- Ooh, thanks a ton! This'll be interesting to pick away at. The Drover's Wife (talk) 00:30, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
Does being interviewed by CNN Espanola and having her song that she was featured with Jonathan Thulin chart on two billboard charts and at No. 1 on one of those count and serve the purpose for notability?HotHat (talk) 09:54, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
I know i've asked this before, but where do you get middle names and DOB from?
God, thanks for that. I fell down some stairs earlier in the week and did my back in, so I'm a bit crabbier than usual, and that discussion got my goat worse than it normally would. The Drover's Wife (talk) 08:19, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
- My pleasure! Particularly today, you've hit a few that have been on my to-do list for ages like Gleeson and Roper (and a bunch of people I was never interested enough to write about but am glad we now have for completeness sake), so the least I can do is run through and copyedit as I go. The Drover's Wife (talk) 11:49, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
- I was surprised at how little I could find about Gleeson, and that's one of the reasons I think I never wrote the article - I'd read a couple of tangential things that made her sound interesting, but when it came down to good sources about here there was a big load of nada. However, as for her death - I'm pretty sure I'm the one who wrote that note in the member list. Having two female Labor MPs in Toner and Gleeson die of cancer in the space of eleven months sparked quite a bit of media attention at the time; unfortunately, as neither of them were the subject of much work post their deaths, we're reliant on sources from that era. I got the details from Factiva, which is unfortunately the only online news source that covers the 1985-1991 period, and as I'm a deferred student, I no longer have access. If all else fails, I'll go re-source the thing in January! The Drover's Wife (talk) 12:29, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
It turns out that I accidentally used the 2pp vote as the primary vote when I did that, it's fixed now. Also, in regards to Doutta Galla, it says on Antony Green's election summary that the election of Tayfun Eren occurred as a by-election despite it happening on election day. Hopefully one day I'll get around to making election result pages for the old legislative council regions to get the LC by-election results a place too. Kirsdarke01 (talk) 08:08, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
- I agree with that. It seemed like a common thing in Victoria for MLC's to retire around election time if they didn't want to serve their full 2 terms. I'll put the polling day by elections for the Victorian LC results pages in sections below the main results. Kirsdarke01 (talk) 08:20, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, got too many "balls in the air" at the moment.
Nevertheless, it's my experience that when you give advice, it would be VERY foolish of me to ignore it. So
a) Thanks. (Thank you very much.)
b) When I've got a few things under control, I'll get back to you for some clarifications, etc.
(In case there was any ambiguity), I VERY much appreciate and respect your opinion/advice. Pdfpdf (talk) 12:01, 7 July 2014 (UTC)