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User:Skier Dude has been inactive since late 2013, so you may want to ask someone else. ww2censor (talk) 10:07, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

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Bot premature. Geo Swan (talk) 18:59, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Issue in which you may have been involved[edit]

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Too many redirects / too many hyperlinks[edit]

Hi, Geo Swan. I came across the page Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo Bay and noticed some problems with redirects and hyperlinks. I see you still edit pages related to Guantanamo so I thought I'd explain my concerns here rather than just through edit summaries. I have two main points. The first is that most if not all of the ISN number directs probably shouldn't have been created. Those are more like database entries than encyclopedia topics. If a particular ISN number were very noteworthy as established by reliable sources, it could be a redirect but I don't think they are. If they were particular helpful too, I could see a case being made for their creation but I don't think they are that either (since almost nobody is using those redirects as the page view statistics show). The second is the redirects for the detainees' names. I did find User:Geo Swan/Redirecting Guantanamo captives articles to the list articles on their nationalities but I think that sometimes redirects can do more harm than good. Let me explain. When I first came across it, the "Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo Bay" article was filled with self-redirects. This is something to generally be avoided too because it is very confusing and frustrating to the reader. It also "hides" the links to detainees' names that have actual articles in a sea of redirects. I have deleted all the self-redirects of the ISN numbers because they were useless. I also have partially deleted the self-redirects of the detainees' names. If there were no redirects for the detainees' names, one thing that could be done is to wikilink them all. It would produce red links but this informs the user the pages doesn't exist and encourages them to create it. It one of the ways in which Wikipedia grows. However the existing redirects send the user to the "Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo Bay" page and makes them much less likely to actually start a valid new article. In other words, the redirects inhibit the organic growth of articles. Jason Quinn (talk) 18:00, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Thanks for raising your concerns.
  • Should the ISN n be redirects -- or redlinks? Redlinks would be just as useful as redirects, as both could have a "what links here" applied to them.
  • Unfortunately, many wikipedia contributors unlink redlinks on esthetic grounds.
  • Some Guantanamo captives have multiple aliases. While some of those aliases may seem on first examination to simple and trivial alternative spellings, like Mohammed, versus Muhammad, it also included Ahcene versus Hassan. And it includes genuine completely opaque alternates. So unlinking redlinked ISN n wikilinks would cause terrible confusion -- and would be a step which couldn't be undone.
  • So, really, the only way to make sure one is talking about the same individual is to figure out the individual's identity number.
  • For what it is worth, for almost of these instances, the ISN n entry was changed to point to Yememi detainees at Guantanamo Bay by a robot, when a standalone article about a Guantanamo captive was changed to a redirect to the broader article. Initially, all those redirections were part of the conclusion of an {{afd}}.
  • I am going to go get some groceries, before the store closes, and continue this reply in about an hour... Geo Swan (talk) 23:34, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

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Age in years, months and days[edit]

Hello again. I hope I wasn't stepping outside my boundaries by making this edit. When I came across your page it appeared to me to be a template for writing articles on Guantanamo Bay inmates. I thought you would like to know Template:For year month day got moved to Template:Age in years, months and days, and that you would like your future articles to use the new title. So, I gotta ask, why did you revert it? 117Avenue (talk) 01:33, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Because the context where it is used specifically says "Joe Blow has been held for N years, m months, d days." It is not an age, it is a duration, and using an unfamiliar looking template is going to confuse me. If the redirect is going to give me the behaviour I expect why should I subject myself to the cognitive burden of remembering that someone renamed it?
If the redirect's behaviour is changed that is even more of a problem.
Thanks for your interest. Geo Swan (talk) 01:42, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
The template never should have been named "for", the series is "Age", "Age in years and days", "Age in days", etc. 117Avenue (talk) 05:35, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

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Using talk pages to attack fellow wikipedians[edit]

Hi GeoSwan, i am here since i have recieved numerous notifications about you taking my name and spreading nonsense about me. for example this . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Ghaleb_Nassar_Al_Bihani#Explanation_for_the_restoration_to_article_space_2014-04-08

I am very sad to see that you have continued this misuse of talk pages for a long time. I hope you continue editing without maligning spewing venom against fellow editors. Also i would like you to remove the nonsense about me in the talk pages of your articles, or I will have to bring this old matter again at WP:ANI. regards.

I am watching this page so you can reply here and i will get notification. --DBigXray 13:57, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

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A request[edit]

It would be good if you could encourage Andy Worthington to plea to Cageprisoners on behalf of the Nigerian girls. It's essential that the girls have some actual Islamists on their side. Worthington is in a spot where he could work on making that happen. And you've done more than enough for the cause that he should listen to you.

Cageprisoners owes Worthington, and yourself as well. Guantanamo released a lot of detainees still classified as enemy combatants. That wouldn't have happened without a lot of non-Muslims creating pressure. There could still have been 300 to 400 detainees there. The key was in getting the peers and near-peers.

Boko Haram will not be swayed by liberal activists or even ordinary Muslims. This requires pressure by some who share their ideology. Their allies need to tell them that slavery is wrong, or at least counter-productive. I'm not saying that Cageprisoners is big enough, but they could make a break in the wall that could then bring in others.

-- Randy2063 (talk) 06:53, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Nevermind. I just noticed you haven't been around for a while. I modified the above message and sent it directly to Worthington.
I hope you're doing well.
-- Randy2063 (talk) 14:02, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

On Paul Dirksen[edit]

Hi! I found this: User:Geo Swan/userified/2012-12-18/Paul Dirksen. May I add sourcing to it? Or you can if you like.

Here's some:

WhisperToMe (talk) 16:49, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

  • Fell free to edit this as freely as you would an article in article space. But, if you think it ready to be moved back to article space, let's discuss it first. I didn't do much work on the Dicksen article. But I did most of the work or Wes Graham, Watbol and Watiac. Did you attend Waterloo? Geo Swan (talk) 01:25, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
    • I never attended a Waterloo event. I'll go ahead and add some refs WhisperToMe (talk) 05:29, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

File:Spirit Of Algoma.jpg[edit]

The Wiki [1] says: built in 2013. But I found here that it is 1916. Any idea what the right year is? --Stunteltje (talk) 11:05, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

  • The photo of the tug was taken in 2005, so the 2013 vessel must be a different vessel. I have a vague recollection that someone suggested the older tug be turned into a museum vessel. Personally, I'd like to see the Radium Yellowknife turned into a museum ship. She is only 65 years old, but she did proceed through the Northwest Passage on her own power. Geo Swan (talk) 13:56, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
    • Here is some more information, from 2005. The new owners said the decayed plywood superstructure was recent, and the only portion of the vessel that could be proven to be authentic was the old steam engine. Geo Swan (talk) 22:14, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Sharon Allen[edit]

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Fireboat 20[edit]

Hi Geo Swan, The article that you created (Fireboat 20) doesn't seem to be suitable for inclusion on Wikipedia. There is nothing notable about the boat, and given that the LBFD doesn't even have a page it's hard to imagine why this boat should. I'd be happy to hear your side before I nominate it for deletion. Zeusu|c 05:37, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

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"Michael Dunlavey" / "Michael Dunlavey"[edit]

Hi Geo Swan! For a moment (by which I mean, for about 10 minutes) I was a little confused there. I deleted "Michael Dunlavey" (with the quotes in the article title):

  • (del/undel) 10:07, 8 April 2014 Shirt58 (talk | contribs | block) deleted page "Michael Dunlavey" (R3: Recently created, implausible redirect) (view/restore)
  • (del/undel) 09:29, 8 April 2014 Geo Swan (talk | contribs | block) moved page "Michael Dunlavey" to Michael E. Dunlavey (redirect) (revert)

Apologies if that caused any bother. Do you want to re-create it a re-direct? It's fine by me, but I'm not sure why you might want to. Pete AU aka

  • Quotes in the title? Yipes! I should have requested WP:CSD#G7 myself. Geo Swan (talk) 15:13, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks from Mabzilla[edit]

Thanks for sorting out the reference I was messing up on the "Hornblower and the Hotspur" page. I hadn't done much editing recently and managed to forget some of what I'd learned. I'll get a bit of study and practice in before I try any more. Regards - --Mabzilla (talk) 23:03, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Dear Geo Swan, thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia, especially your recent creation of Discovery (2014, ship). Keep up the good work! You are making a difference here! With regards, AnupamTalk 23:15, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

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