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Nomination of Crescent English School for deletion[edit]

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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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Blocking users[edit]

If they seem clearly to need blocking, that's one of the things an admin does; please feel free. If they are marginal cases, then warnings and discussion on their talk page may be the way to go. As with so many things we wielders of the Mop-and-Bucket do, we should strive to do the right thing in a flawed world. User:SamsUsedDildos is an easy one; User:ILoveElvirasCleavage is more marginal, unless they claim to be Cassandra Peterson herself; User:HurrahForFlowers not so much, UNLESS they are spamlinking to a website called... hurrahforflowers.com. The bot-detected portion of WP:UAA does generate a fair amount of false positives, which you will come to recognize if you patrol that page regularly; the algorithms are robotic, over-literal and unreliable, but they do provide some advance pointers to possible violations. --Orange Mike | Talk 14:13, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Great power[edit]

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DYK nomination of Thomas Shaughnessy, 1st Baron Shaughnessy[edit]

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A kitten for you![edit]

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I found a citation for Don Sakers. Only 2 years and 3 months later. :-)

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Adreno[edit]

I have suggested the article be deleted, because it is not the subject of multiple, credible independent sources. There is a discussion on Talk about it. I think what is needed is an AfD discussion and/or some heavy trims of non-encyclopedic material, but have not done so boldly because I have a COI. Was wondering if you had a minute to take a look. CorporateM (Talk) 15:36, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

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User:UFHealth[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)

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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)

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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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