User talk:Necrothesp

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Categories[edit]

As a fellow editor of Royalist pages, I'd like to know your views on deeper categorization of the Members of the British Royal Household category. Would articles be better separated into individual subject categories like 'Members of the Household of Charles, Prince of Wales', Queen Mother, Elizabeth II, etc, (and included in the large Brit Household cat) or would they be better served as is in general equerry categories etc? Sorry if this is incomprehensible! Gareth E Kegg (talk) 16:36, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

No, I don't think we should categorise by individual members of the Royal Family. Although we could subdivide by titles, e.g. Category:Members of the Household of the Prince of Wales or Category:Members of the Household of the Duke of York. But on the whole I don't think it's necessary. -- Necrothesp (talk) 16:06, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Category:Scottish people of Bangladeshi descent change[edit]

Hi Necrothesp,

I was wondering about this edit which you made reverting one of my edits. As the category 'People of Bangladeshi descent' that was added was a parent of already present category 'British people of Bangladeshi descent' I had thought that WP:SUBCAT applied which was why I removed it. Was that wrong?

A genuine question, (Feel free to delete this section)

Icarusgeek (talk) 16:16, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

No, you're right. My apologies. Your edit got caught up in a mass reversion of an anon editor's bad edits. I've reverted my change to your edit. -- Necrothesp (talk) 17:07, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Cool - thank you - Icarusgeek (talk) 17:35, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation of abbreviations[edit]

I've reinstate some changes I made to disambiguation pages, according to WP:DABABBREV and MOS:DABACRO. There are two long discussions at Wikipedia_talk:Disambiguation#Delete inappropriate dab entries? and Wikipedia talk:Disambiguation#Delete inappropriate dab entries? - ongoing dispute. If you feel that any of the disambiguation entries I've deleted meet the guideline (defined in an existing article, in a nutshell), please reinstate them, I may have made mistakes. Best wishes, Pol098 (talk) 13:48, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

What I really objected to was not your deletion of entries, but your changes in the definitions, which to me frequently seemed to be reducing the usability of the page for no good reason. I fail to see the value of removing perfectly good and useful definitions on a disambiguation page. -- Necrothesp (talk) 15:14, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Have a look at WP:DABNOT. Maybe you would like to dispute this guideline and suggest it be modified, or qualified? I see so many entries that spread over several lines, have several links, and generally make a disambiguation page long and messy to use. As far as possible I try to keep entries on one line, and with just sufficient information to disambiguate the different meanings of a term, avoiding masses of text that attract the eye and have to be read. If the guideline is changed, I'll of course try to follow it. If you particularly object to any specific changes I made, you could discuss a few on the WP:D Talk page, not for their own sake, but as a discussion of principle to improve the guideline. And of course you can always amend any abbreviations page if ou feel that more is needed to meet the guideline. Or to make the page more useful while keeping it sensibly brief; there's no need to be too bureaucratic. Best wishes, Pol098 (talk) 16:39, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Having worked on hundreds of disambiguation pages, I don't dispute the guideline at all. I'm afraid, however, that I do dispute your interpretation of it. I agree that entries should be on one or two lines (depending on the length of the disambiguated term) and contain no links other than the main term. However, I think your paring down is too severe and is deleting information useful to those coming to the page. -- Necrothesp (talk) 22:20, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
I'd say my trimming is entirely in line with the guideline (WP:DABNOT: "entries should be just sufficient for disambiguation."); but maybe the guideline needs change? I personally think not; any relaxation will lead to disambiguation pages more like articles, but the possibility can certainly be contemplated. At the moment I don't want to try people's patience with a potentially long discussion on this, having recently started two long discussions on WP:D. You haven't said exactly what you think a disambiguation entry should be, but I presume that you would like a link followed by a summary of the entry? By the way, I don't know how significant it is, but I'm also aware of the need not to make things too bad for people with sight problems who use a text-to-speech reader; a page full of irrelevant entries, and lots of detail on each one, is not very useful. Best wishes, Pol098 (talk) 10:21, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
A brief summary of the entry, yes. That does not contradict the guidelines in any way. -- Necrothesp (talk) 10:10, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for response. You might like to edit guideline WP:DABNOT to conform with the above. Editing a guideline is one way to gauge what others think, there is usually rapid response if anyone disagrees. Best wishes, Pol098 (talk) 11:56, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your contribution in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ahmad Keshvari. AliAkar (talk) 14:55, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Ruby Yadav[edit]

Hello, my friend. I notice you made this move. The target was salted. Did you get some sort of warning box that you were moving to a salted page? I remember some discussion somewhere that this ought to be fixed. Just curious. Best wishes, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:50, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

No I didn't. No warning at all. I just spotted the AfD and moved it from a wholly inappropriate title. The article clearly shouldn't exist on WP anyway (you will notice I have already said this on the AfD). -- Necrothesp (talk) 12:20, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
Indeed. I tested the move to salt and also got no warning. You may have noticed your username pinged at the village pump post about it. I hope they fix things. Best, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 12:27, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Article for deletion from WikiProject Law Enforcement[edit]

Could you guys ask members of the WikiPrject Law Enforcement to take a look at the article about Morganza Police Department and weigh in on its nomination for deletion? Sf46 (talk) 20:08, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

March 2015[edit]

An image or media file has been removed from your user page, user talk page, or other page because it is licensed as non-free. Wikipedia's non-free content policy states:

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As a result, although users are often given a great amount of latitude in the type of content that is allowed on their user pages, it is requested that you abide by this policy and refrain from including non-free images on your user pages. Feel free, however, to add images and media files licensed under other terms. For more information, see Wikipedia's non-free content policy and an accompanying essay on the removal of non-free images. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 18:29, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Listed where?[edit]

Please explain [1], preferably by adding refs to the article. Otherwise I'll have to proceed to AfD. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 09:05, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

As in, listed as an historical monument on the list of Polish historical monuments![2] -- Necrothesp (talk) 11:52, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of Abhay Vidhya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Hindaun City for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Abhay Vidhya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Hindaun City is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Abhay Vidhya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Hindaun City until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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 notice from the top of the article. Jerodlycett (talk) 17:52, 25 March 2015 (UTC)