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Help with another article about Verizon?[edit]

Hello again Jim.henderson, I'm reaching out to you to see if you might be willing to help with another article about Verizon, Verizon Enterprise Solutions. The current article is very short, as you can see, so I drafted a more complete version, which I uploaded to my userspace. Would you have the time to review the draft I wrote and, if everything is acceptable, replace the article with my draft? I'm open to any questions or comments you have.

Thanks so much, VZBob (talk) 16:48, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

This has been done. VZBob (talk) 13:24, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

August 2014[edit]

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Merge discussion for Chevauchée [edit]

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Wonderment at U.S. Constitution[edit]

A couple years back you helped save the U.S. Constitution article from my overwriting, shortening it by taking much of my contribution and placing it into the History of the U.S. Constitution article, for which I am grateful.

Now, over the last couple weeks, Drdpw is doing yeoman work in rewriting the United States Constitution article. No consensus is established for his reorganization, but there does not seem to be any objection beyond my occasional lone remonstrance. It seems to me the article is losing its topical organization of the text, resulting in a mere listing. The table of contents is becoming a wall of enumeration without conveying any sensible information for the general reader. Each section heading contains only one paragraph.

I like much of Drdpw's actual text writing, summarizing the description of amendments in one voice without the back and forth of previous wiki-edits. But I would appreciate any explanation or justification beyond that already made by Drdpw, --- that his reorganization makes the U.S. Constitution article table of contents resemble Lists. I do not find that persuasive, I would appreciate your help in understanding why the Drdpw revision is better than the previous framework. I am happy to concur with the new outcome if I am overlooking something, I was just wondering what I am missing in my editorial insight. Thanks in advance. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 09:37, 12 August 2014 (UTC) Yes check.svg Jim.henderson (talk) 17:41, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

New HABS backlog[edit]

Have you and I been the only people moving the backlog of images from the Historic American Building Survey, vaguely categorized as bing "New York City?" Because for the record, if you thin this is bad, you should see Philadelphia. It makes me wonder how many other cities have this backlog. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 03:07, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Chicago is also big; Newark and Savannah are smaller. So, we've got a mass of roughly categorized, mostly urban, USA pictures. Hey; it could be worse. I think the majority of Commons pix uploaded in the first half of the year had no topical or geographical category at all. So, we shall pick up our little shovels and shovel them down to smaller cats and new ones. Slowly, in my case. Hmm; is this the right place to discuss it? Jim.henderson (talk) 15:59, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Well, you did announce it on the WP:NYPT talk page, but is there another place we can address this issue? I've still got quite a few categories I want to make because of them, though. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 16:31, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
The relevant city Wikiprojects, I guess. Too bad there's no such thing in Commons. There, it's the talk pages of the categories or of our fellow habitual cat wranglers, each of which is too small, or Village Pump which is too big. As it happens, I have entered a series of busy days and will spend less time at the computer. Jim.henderson (talk) 20:24, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Merge consideration[edit]

I'm actually thinking of merging the article on the Queens County Farm Museum into the article on the Cornell Farmhouse as a separate section, just like I did with the Queens Office of the Register into the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning. Any reason why I shouldn't? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 03:23, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Oops, I got distracted by other fun including my probable visit to Tottenville tomorrow. Anyway vice versa is the right way. The house is operated as part of the Queens Farm Museum. Apparently someone got confused by the red paint on the west and south sides of the house and yellowish on the east, and called one of them "Adriance" and the other "Cornel". When I visited there with a biker gang a month or two ago (same bunch tomorrow, come to think of it) they looked like different sides of the same house. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:26, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Okay, I'm finally working on it. There are some discrepancies on how much of it is located either in Floral Park or Glen Oaks. Let me know what you think. If it's bad, I can always revert it. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 19:10, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

September 2014[edit]

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X mark.svg The filename, unfortunately, includes a mispair Jim.henderson (talk) 14:40, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks for coming to the Mount Sinai Edit-a-thon[edit]

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Hello[edit]

Thank you for your assistance!!:) Margarita ballester (talk) 23:18, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Always glad to help a newcomer. For the information of my fans and stalkers, Margarita attended the Edit-a-thon at the Gugenheim on Tuesday 8 October and I talked her through making an account and correcting an error in a Spanish article. Jim.henderson (talk) 00:23, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

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I wrote that on my tablet. It would seem it autocorrected. Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:17, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes, tablets can be aggressive about "correcting" spelling. They need much alertness. Jim.henderson (talk) 00:40, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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In appreciation of your perseverance in staying on the target in cleaning up the Ukraine article regardless of POV edit warring over details. Keeping the article both comprehensible and and relevant is no mean feat. Thank you! Iryna Harpy (talk) 05:32, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Help with a new section for Verizon article?[edit]

Hello again Jim.henderson, I'm reaching out to you to see if you have time to look at a new draft I am suggesting for the Verizon Communications article. While I know that you haven't been able to assist with my last queries, I have generally struggled to find other editors to help, so I hope you don't mind if I ask you again! The new draft is to add a section to the article about Verizon's "Corporate responsibility", which is not covered in the article at all now. You can find the draft in my userspace. My request is on the Talk page, here. If you have time, do you think you could take a look at the draft and move it over into the article if it looks good? I'm open to any suggestions or questions you have.

Thanks so much, VZBob (talk) 16:05, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

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Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Happy New Year Jim.henderson![edit]

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Yes check.svg Already done by someone else, thanks. Jim.henderson (talk) 21:18, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Infobox photo discussion[edit]

Hi again. Happy New Year. Can you offer your opinion on which photo is better for the Infobox here? If you're not able to participate, just disregard this message; you don't have to message me. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 01:17, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for participating in the photo discussion. I really appreciate it. One thing: A new photo has been uploaded and added to the discussion. I hope I'm not bothering you by asking if you would mind indicating whether this changes your viewpoint, or whether it remains unchanged? Thank you very much. Nightscream (talk) 12:45, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

QWK edit[edit]

I think this edit is yours. Yes, I did mean to remove it. The text is somewhat confusing, but it seems to imply people built BBS-to-BBS networks using QWK. This seems odd, when most/all BBS systems offering QWK offered Fido out of the box. Can you provide examples of such a thing, and why they were used? Maury Markowitz (talk) 15:32, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay. I have been slowed by a broken wrist. Yes, I operated a PCBoard in such a network for srveral years, and expect to find documentation about this method online. If the doctor has good news tomorrow, probably I'll have the power during the week to organize a proper reply in Talk:QWK (file format). Meanwjile no big deal whether this historical detail is in or out of the article. Jim.henderson (talk) 13:15, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Joe Paterno[edit]

E-mail to a friend:


I shall leave a copy in your Wikipedia personal talk page where our fellow editors can see it. E-mail has advantages, but it has the major disadvantage of being, by default, private. Wikipedia thrives on open discussion in the talk pages of our articles and, to a lesser extent, those of every editor. The use of talk pages is described in excess detail in:

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> The senior editors at Wikipedia are correct to block any changes > without a thorough review, and I don't envy them for the job.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Protection_policy tells how the Administrators do it. A few thousand have "the broom" which is metaphoric Wikijargon for the powers they get when elected. Several times last year I had dinner with Admins, and expect to see them again sometime in February. Like other scepters, "the broom" carries distinctive pleasures, powers and burdens.

The Joe Paterno biography is one of the 0.1 percent of articles that are "Semi-protected". Such status is decided on the basis of actual, frequent, persistent vandalism or similar problems. Not on probable future problems, at least in theory. Hundreds of thousands of us can edit those articles as it only requires an account more than four days old that has made more than ten edits to other articles. A smaller number are "Fully protected" which means only Admins can edit them.

> http://www.centredaily.com/2015/01/16/4557360/ncaa-agrees-to-restore-paterno.html?sp=/99/146/153/154/

> http://www.centredaily.com/2015/01/17/4559252/walt-moody-settlement-proves-ncaa.html

> http://www.centredaily.com/2015/01/19/4561127/george-diaz-joe-paterno-loses.html

> You may pass them on to your colleagues if you wish.

The topic isn't interesting enough to me. I seldom work biographies, especially if the subject is alive or hasn't been dead many years. Most especially, where many thousands of people are passionate. Several editors, some of them admins, specialize in such matters. Those who can muster the required degree of sanity, sobriety, and even-handedness are rare and certainly don't include me.

Anyone can add a comment to the talk page of a protected article, for example to suggest an addition. Sometimes a comment is merely a diatribe or collection of dirty words. Other editors delete them pretty soon.

Oh. I'm failing to find your Wikipedia editor's talk page. Not to worry; I'll put this on mine,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Jim.henderson

  • No more from Jim's Win 8.1 via Thunderbird Jim.henderson (talk) 21:10, 20 January 2015 (UTC)