User talk:Frickeg

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All federal by-election articles done[edit]

Well done, I didn't realise they were all done! Quite a while ago too! I don't suppose you want to weave links to them in to MP articles? :) Timeshift (talk) 04:37, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

I'm referring to what i've done here and here as examples. Weave the by-election article link in to the text of MP articles. Timeshift (talk) 05:55, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Don't want to? Ok. :) Timeshift (talk) 05:58, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Christine Townend[edit]

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?[edit]

I've made a revert at David Speirs due to addition of info from a new user with no cites, such as middle name and DOB. Where do you get these from? Timeshift (talk) 01:45, 19 June 2014 (UTC)


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)

Adelaide city centre[edit]

I'm not thrilled by the situation, but it's much more logical/sensible/etc. than throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Thanks. Pdfpdf (talk) 12:33, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Activist candidates[edit]

Glad to see you back writing these articles. I always find them really interesting reading. The Drover's Wife (talk) 06:26, 4 July 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)

Wimmera 1996[edit]

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)

all MLAs belong in the MLA category ...[edit]

Re this - I've done this. Possibly {{All included}} should be added to other similar cats, and possibly {{Non-diffusing subcategory}} should be added to the sub-cats. Mitch Ames (talk) 13:40, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

I probably should start mentioning WP:SUBCAT explicitly in my edit summaries, that being the policy that says "A page or category should rarely be placed in both a category and a subcategory or parent category (supercategory) of that category (unless the child category is non-diffusing – see below.". Mitch Ames (talk) 00:20, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Tom Moxham[edit]

Hello, having just read Tom Moxham, I'm wondering how you arrived at the title Tom Moxham, instead of Thomas Moxham, since nowhere in the source is the nickname of Tom ever mentioned.- Gilliam (talk) 07:50, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for taking the time to clear that up.- Gilliam (talk) 08:00, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Kon Vatskalis[edit]

September 18, says the Labor Party. NT Government website has always been useless as hell.

Which would seem hasn't actually resigned yet, to my surprise (which explains the lack of a date/writ after all this time. The Drover's Wife (talk) 15:14, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Vaiben Louis Solomon[edit]

Good morning Frickeg. You ask why I've changed some instances of "Vaiben Solomon" to "Vaiben Louis Solomon". It's because during his lifetime that was how he was referred to, to differentiate between him and his uncle, Vaiben Solomon (no middle name). Most WP references to him already use the full version of his name. Here's the message I left for another admin:

The politician usually referred to as Vaiben Louis Solomon is at present on a page Vaiben Solomon and Vaiben Louis Solomon is a redirect page. The only problem is that he had an uncle Vaiben Solomon (no middle name) who, though probably not needing his own article, does get a few mentions in Wikipedia. Assuming you agree, could you please swap the page and redirect for me? (I could do it by cutting and pasting but not sure that's kosher.) I can do the appropriate hatnote. I think I've ensured that all relevant articles use the full length version of his name. Doug butler (talk) 00:50, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
But was his uncle really at all a notable person? Most of the modern sources I see simply refer to "Vaiben Solomon" meaning the Premier/MP, in much the same way we now refer to Stanley Bruce rather than S. M. Bruce, as he was at the time. Clearly this is the Vaiben Solomon that history remembers. Having said all that, I freely admit that my familiarity with early SA politics is sketchy at best. How do the modern sources you've read stack up on the issue? Frickeg (talk) 00:56, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
As mentioned, contemporary references used full name, as does ADB. Vaiben Solomon, for whom VLS was named, was transported to Sydney with brother Emanuel (definitely notable) and crops up occasionally in his brother's land deals and establishment of Queen's Theatre, Adelaide. Hardly notable but worth a bit of trouble to avoid confusion. [[Vaiben Solomon]] would still redirect to [[Vaiben Louis Solomon]] and there would be a hatnote mentioning the uncle's existence elsewhere. Doug butler (talk) 01:34, 14 September 2014 (UTC)