User talk:Jeff in CA

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Hello, Jeff in CA, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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San Jose Task Force Invite[edit]

Evgeni Nabokov 2005a.jpg You have been invited to join the San Jose Sharks task force, a task force under WikiProject Ice Hockey. We are dedicated to improving the San Jose Sharks-related articles on Wikipedia. You received this invitation due to your interest in San Jose Sharks and/or your many edits to San Jose Sharks articles. If you would like to join, please visit the task force page, and add your name to the list of active project members.

Thank you. LegoKontribsTalkM 04:24, 16 April 2008 (UTC)


Please note that this task force is still unofficial, and I would like to have at least five members before asking for approval from WP:HOCKEY.

AfD nomination of San Jose Golddiggers[edit]

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I have nominated San Jose Golddiggers, an article you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/San Jose Golddiggers. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time. Undead Warrior (talk) 04:54, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Nomination of San Jose Diablos for deletion[edit]

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Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. Soxrock24 (talk) 18:14, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Redirects for college basketball seasons[edit]

I appreciate your efforts in improving List of College Championship Game Outcomes, but please stop creating redirects for season articles in {{NCAA Division I men's basketball season navbox}}. The season article redirects are misleading because there is more content to those seasons than just who the national champions are. There are conference standings, rule changes, All-American selections, and other miscellany that should be included in their own stand-alone season articles. WikiProject College Basketball will eventually get around to creating those articles; just because they're red-linked now doesn't mean they will be forever. It's better to have a red-link than a redirect blue link to an article not even exclusively about college basketball. Thanks. Jrcla2 (talk) 19:08, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

I apologize profusely. I had no idea that inserting a redirect there (I think it was for 1908 and 1922 only) affected navboxes to which they were linked. How would I determine that in advance of making such a mistake? I don't want to make it again. Jeff in CA 22:40, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Women's history editathon[edit]

Hey - Sorry for the late notice, but since you have yourself tagged as living in the Bay Area, I thought you might appreciate notification that we’re having an event Saturday! It’ll be held at Hoyt Hall, an all-women's house of the Berkeley Student Cooperative from 3 to 6 pm tomorrow. The main event page is here. Anyone is welcome to show up, but we’re expecting a significant number of people to come who have literally never edited Wikipedia before. If you’re an experienced Wikipedian who would be able to provide useful help to some of the newbies, your presence would be especially appreciated (and it might be a good idea for you to show up at 2 or 2:30 instead of three. Thanks, Kevin Gorman (talk) 02:02, 6 April 2013 (UTC) I’m AWB’ing this message to all Wikipedians who have tagged themselves in the bay area. I’m sorry if the message isn’t of interest to you; feel free to delete it. I’ll be unlikely to send future messages in a similar way, but if really don’t want to receive future messages of this sort, please let me know.

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College Athletics in the United States[edit]

Jeff, thanks for your most recent contribution on this article...In your previous edit you were correct in removing the Hudson Valley Athletic conference from the list of organizations, I included in error as it is part of NCAA-III. However, the California Collegiate Athletic Association is not affiliated with any of the other organizations and is a significant organization within collegiate athletics. In both cases, their removal is something that should concern all editors, not a minor edit. WP:ME Thanks again for all your help, this article certainly could use a lot more work! — Preceding unsigned comment added by PrivatePublicity (talkcontribs) 13:31, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

update...acck i'm losing my mind...the intent was to include the California Community College Athletic Association, (CCCAA) not the CCAA. I apologize for my temporary insanity. I will correct the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PrivatePublicity (talkcontribs) 13:43, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Happy Valley[edit]

Hi, just wanted to inform you that you are mixing up two different documentaries, Happy Valley (film) is directed by Amir Bar-Lev and premiere at 2014 Sundance Film Festival [here] while 365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley is a different documentary film, directed by Erik Proulx [here]. I hope this clear up your confusion. I have reverted your edits at Happy Valley (film). If you have any queries leave me a message on my talk page. Regards--Jockzain (talk) 18:53, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Books & Bytes, Issue 6[edit]

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Your contribution to California Republic section Capture of Sonoma June 14, 1846[edit]

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your work on the California Republic article. There is part of one paragraph you've added with which I disagree. It reads:

It was no secret that Vallejo favored the American takeover of California. Because of this, the Vallejos were completely unprepared for the invasion of their home by a group of Americans.[17] It was soon apparent that the rebels had no official leader and though the Americans regarded themselves as a revolutionary party, they had no plan and didn't know what they intended to achieve beyond the seizure of government property, arms, and officers. They acknowledged that most of them merely wanted to obtain arms, animals and hostages and to deprive the enemy of his resources.[17]

and references Jerry Bowen's column as its source.

Mr. Bowen provides part of a written statement reportedly from Vallejo at Castro's April 2, 1846 junta supporting the paragraph's position. I'm a docent at Sonoma State Historic Park and have read quite a bit about the period and question the quotation - especially as the same junta issued a totally contradictory proclamation.

I've emailed Mr. Bowen asking for the source of his quotation. I'll let you know what I learn.

Dean Dean95452 (talk) 00:17, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello. I haven't received a response from Mr. Bowen to my email. I've started a topic (Edit - Capture of Sonoma first paragraph) in Talk:California Republic and would appreciate any comments or suggestions you may have. Thanks. Dean95452 (talk) 22:00, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

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Books and Bytes - Issue 7[edit]

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I would like to thank you for your tireless work on the California Republic page. You have made a page, which was just a skeleton, into one of the finest pages on the site (IMHO). DevinCook (talk) 22:58, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Rankings of Universities in the United States[edit]

Hi there, you might be interested in a discussion on the talk page of "Rankings of Universities in the United States." I found a couple more made up original research rankings, the "YAR" ranking and the "Selectivity" ranking. They're removed right now, but a user named "Download" has been edit warring and has repeatedly put them back in. He's even contacted the Stanford users that created these rankings (or at least made it look like he did; they might just be socks for Download). No way these Wikipedians evaluated every college when they compiled these rankings. Totally bogus. Discussion here: Talk:Rankings of universities in the United States. Thanks.--TDJankins (talk) 02:50, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Please remember to assume good faith. There is no need for these unfounded and very severe accusations. We all have the same interest of improving the article in mind -download 19:27, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

"English language punctuation rule" vs. Wikipedia policy[edit]

Thanks for all you work on multiple historical articles. This is in reference to just a very minor part -- your most recent edits on Mexican–American War. While it's common in American English (only) to put quotes after most all punctuation, Wikipedia does not follow that. Per Wikipedia MOS Logical Quotes: "On the English Wikipedia, use logical quotation style in all articles...". --A D Monroe III (talk) 17:08, 3 September 2014 (UTC)