User talk:Orangemike

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Nomination of Crescent English School for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Crescent English School 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/Crescent English School 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.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk)

Sheldon Chumir article[edit]

Thanks for your advice Orange Mike. I tried to nutrealize the article as you suggested. I agree, it was a bit flowerly. This was caused by probably two things. 1)Sheldon Chumir died in early 90's, as such most of his material are point form fragments that people he has worked with remember fondly. (a better source would be the data of his work with the 10 years he was an MLA), 2) He died with lol internet coverage, or no internet coverage. In this day and age of hash tags and tweets politicians can post. Chumir's work was lost to the sands of post internet politics (meaning. I'm going to have to march down to the Glenbow museum and manually scan these and file them over to the UofC, or something). I could barely find anything on him despite his work. I datamine this information and write descriptively with facts as per the scientific method, and let the reader make up his own mind. This was probably the reason why the orginal author of the article wrote a very non-descriptive article, because he had very little facts (only 3 sources), to go with. (because that's all that exists again... until we dive into that mountain of paperwork. The archieves were only since released in 2003. so this is the problem. Most news articles from wayyyy back machine don't exist anymore, and this is a sad fact of archaeology we lose our artifacts and data to the sands of time. Dust in the wind :_C Tears in the rain... As well, Calgary at the time was a small cities, he lived a remarkable life, but it was short. Thus he gets no grand memorial like say Martin Luthur King a fellow civil rights fighter.

So please understand we're trying to do the best we can with what little we have. (again until someone is brave enough to look the data up). But this man was remarkable, as was ANYONE who advocated to make the world a better place. He spoke about AIDs, when it was emerging, he spoke for the homeless, founded the civil liberties, and his foundation provides free care for the mentally ill. He was very active for ALL human rights. Certainly as the archives open up then we can scientifically express how significant he was. But thanks for your and future editors patience with this and other Canadian politican's pages.

Anyhow, can you please take a look at the page and let me know what you think now. Again it's under construction.... more data will flow in, as I make a more detailed search, and eventually soon the neutrality will be neutralized.... Thanks in advance. Sammycat

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Notice of Edit warring noticeboard discussion[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Elizabeth II[edit]

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User:Supreme_Lord_Jesus_Christ[edit]

Why did you block a user as WP:NOTHERE when they had no edits? There seems to be a trend of blocking Christian-related user names, but not other religions... EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 01:17, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Actually, he had dumped onto his now-deleted userpage 4,026 bites of drivel, of which this is a representative sample:

"Supreme Apostle Baksay Ivo, Is Supreme Apostle Of Supreme Lord Jesus Chris!

Practicing Faith In Supreme Lord Jesus Christ! Equivalent To Favorite Lord, Or Favorite King Of Supreme Lord Jesus Christ! Exceeding Constitutional Judge! Exceeding Supreme Judge! Even He Learned In The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter - Live Saints, His Teachings Are More Towards Early Ascensions Of Modern Disciples Of Supreme Lord Jesus Christ, Into The Home Of God In Highest Heaven!"

He seemed to be here to rant and rave about this Ivo character, who is apparently some sort of Mormon heretic-prophet-leader wannabe (heretic, that is to say, even to the LDS themselves) he seeks to promote. These were his only edits. As a devout Christian myself, I assure you that there is no such trend out there. --Orange Mike | Talk 12:42, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Okay. The trend I was seeing was apparently that religious-related names were once against username policy back in 2006 and 2007. There are still a number of names blocked from that time period. Thanks for explaining your block to me.  :) EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 19:05, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Most such names, in my experience, end up blocked because those who bear them are crusaders for The Truth™ and tend to massively violate our NPOV and reliable source requirements.--Orange Mike | Talk 00:19, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Template talk:Geographic reference[edit]

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A block evasion?[edit]

On 4 July 2014 you blocked YahwehSaves for a period of two weeks. I noticed this edit by 66.10.94.35 which is very similar to edits recently made by YahwehSaves: [1] [2]. There is also some overlap by article editing between him and the IP. YahwehSaves has a history of using another IP to sock 75.79.31.20. This IP also shows article editing overlap with 66.10.94.35. In looking at who 75.79.31.20 is you see the geography is similar to this new IP . I am not sure this is airtight, but it looks to me like block evasion. As the actions themselves are not counter productive, I am not sure if any of this is actionable. EricSerge (talk) 22:06, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:List of wars and anthropogenic disasters by death toll[edit]

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Template:Did you know nominations/Thomas Shaughnessy, 1st Baron Shaughnessy[edit]

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Please comment on Category talk:Antisemitism[edit]

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Speedy deletion of File:1930s photo of the foreshore above Jeffrey Street 001 001004.jpg[edit]

hello Orangemike

Apologies if I missed earlier warnings, or if the file was incorrectly tagged however can I check please your speedy deletion of this photograph. The photograph was important to the article. The reference citation in the article on Jeffrey Street was as follows and my recollection is that a similar citation was present on the photo page:

"View to St. Aloysius' College above foreshores of Kirribilli" (photo). 1 copyprint; b&w; 204 x 254 mm, This photograph shows construction on foreshores of Kirribilli above Jeffrey Street. Above the foreshores is St. Aloysius; College incorprating Dr. Cox's home. Whilst barely visible above the trees is the tower of Star of the Sea Church. The homes Greencliffe and Craiglea are also visible on the right hand side above M. Steel boatshed. Jeffrey Street Wharf and Jeffrey Street: North Sydney Council, original publisher unknown. 1930s. Retrieved 27 June 2010. "Image 001\001004" 

The file appears on the Local Government website and the source attributes the photo to "c 1930s". I thought (mistakenly) that all of the correct tags has been used both in the article and also on the photo page. I refer also to the Australian Copyright Council which states that in Australia Copyright has expired in photos taken prior to 1 January 1955. This photograph is therefore approximately 20 years out of copyright. Refer to the copyright regulation here.

<http://www.copyright.org.au/find-an-answer/browse-by-what-you-do/photographers/>

Can I seek your advice please as to how to reverse this or what additional "public domain" style tag you feel was missing which should have been present on this photo to cover any other countries copyright laws etc? This photo has been on this article for almost four (4) years and this is the first time that the PD status / copyright of these very old photos has been raised as an issue.

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Ansel Elgort[edit]

Would you consider dropping down the protection to a semi as the disruption is coming from new/IP editors? --NeilN talk to me 00:55, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Ansel Elgort[edit]

Hello Orangemike,

I think that semi-protection should be adequate for this article. Most of the problems are coming from newly-created accounts. The handful of older accounts that did silly things have backed off, it seems. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 00:55, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

User talk:Lor hit by an autoblock[edit]

Please see User talk:Lor#Auto-block lifting request. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 23:03, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

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Bruce Rauner article question.[edit]

Hey! In the Bruce Rauner article I see a neutrality dispute tag that has no supporting information in the talk page. I am inclined to remove it for that reason. What do you think? BenBurch (talk) 16:28, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Is there a way to completely remove a username?[edit]

Mike, you recently blocked a username for two reasons--a violation of the username policy and an edit that you saw as self-promotion. The block was entirely deserved and the offending edit has been removed. The edit was done by a new user and there was no malicious intent. The violations were entirely unintentional and should have been blocked. Unfortunately, the username is a recognizable organization (which is why you blocked it) and the block could have an adverse affect on the organization's reputation. Is there any existing mechanism to completely remove the username and all of its edits? There was only one, other than on talk pages to understand the block. I am asking on behalf of the organization because they are currently blocked. In addition, I am intentionally omitting the username and organization name because I am only requesting general information and not any special treatment. If you require any additional information, I will be happy to provide it. Thank you. Bazerko (talk) 21:45, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Generally the only reason for "oversighting" (as it is called) is when the material suppressed is grossly offensive or defamatory. This situation does not really fit that description. The fact that the incident occurred is part of Wikipedia history now, albeit not a serious one, and is not subject to censorship.--Orange Mike | Talk 01:49, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
@Bazerko: also try WP:RTV, although some of the requirements there do not fit this circumstance. (Ultimately it would be at the discretion of a WP:BUREAUCRAT, I assume.) --Demiurge1000 (talk) 21:35, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:1950–51 Baghdad bombings[edit]

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User:Southwest Monarch Study[edit]

Hi Mike. I'm inclined to accept this user's unblock appeal, but wanted to run it past you first; do you have any objections? Cheers, Yunshui  10:56, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

On the contrary: having read the appeal, I'd be delighted if you did so. --Orange Mike | Talk 19:09, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
On the log of edit history of the article Monarch buttrfly the following edit was posted: 07:49, July 15, 2014‎ Mdann52 (talk | contribs)‎ m . . (68,291 bytes) (-635)‎ . . (→‎top: rv link to copyvio material (Ticket:2014071510000218))
I would like to maintain that no copyright infringement was done. I referenced a url to a website, a normal and typical practice. No copyrighted material (the raw data itself) was/is used in this section of the article. No word-for-word text was copied from the reference and then pasted to the article.
I would suggest that User:Mdann52 may also be known as User:Southwest Monarch Study. There seems to be some confusion of what constitues a copyright violation. I can only say that this/these users are well-intentioned and are responding in good faith, wishing to enhance and improve the article. I have been privately contacted by a representive of Southwest Monarch Study via email. I would rather resolve this issue with the assistance other editors who have the expertise of determining copyright violations here on wikipedia rather than thru private corespondance.
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Please comment on Talk:Operation Protective Edge[edit]

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Alex Konanykhin[edit]

Could you keep an eye on the above article? Despite all Wikiexpert employees, contractors, etc. being banned, a SPAnon keeps removing the fact that Wikiexperts is banned from the lede of the article. He/she then shuffles the content, adds a small bit of promotional info, and when I revert quotes Wikipolicy to me. I've now asked whether he/she knows about the new ToU. Smallbones(smalltalk) 12:47, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

The Times Polical Party Support[edit]

Whilst I would agree that the Times is generally thought to be a supporter of the Conservative party and indeed historically have been a regular supporter of that party the facts are that The Times newspaper has declared support for Labour in two of the last three general elections (General election newspaper support). To put it another way they have supported Labour in 66% of the general elections held in the UK this millennium.
Of course we don’t yet know which way they will go at next years election but given their recent record it is not unreasonable to describe them as a Labour supporting newspaper, I would also venture that it would not be unreasonable to describe them as a Conservative supporting newspaper, depending upon how one wishes to bait the hook on any particular day.
In future please check the facts before making asinine comments about other editors contributions. Vanzil (talk) 13:53, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Okay, perhaps you consider Tony Blair to be a Labour politician. I do not, nor do most of my UK friends. Nonetheless, your point is well made. They endorse "Labour" in some general elections, but maintain a reactionary editorial policy the rest of the cycle. --Orange Mike | Talk 23:05, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

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Is my deleted article stored in the Wikipedia database?[edit]

I was told my article about Claudia Caporal was deleted because it was biased and I was too "close" to her to be able to write her article. Is there a way to rescue the writing I did for it so that I may then edit it to an appropriate stage for publishing? Thank you. KatieLee92 (talk)