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Page Triage newsletter[edit]

Hey all. Some quick but important updates on what we've been up to and what's coming up next :).

The curation toolbar, our Wikimedia-supported twinkle replacement. We're going to be deploying it, along with a pile of bugfixes, to wikipedia on 9 August. After a few days to check it doesn't make anything explode or die, we'll be sticking up a big notice and sending out an additional newsletter inviting people to test it out and give us feedback :). This will be followed by two office hours sessions - one on Tuesday the 14th of August at 19:00 UTC for all us Europeans, and one on Wednesday the 15th at 23:00 UTC for the East Coasters out there :). As always, these will be held in #wikimedia-office; drop me a note if you want to know how to easily get on IRC, or if you aren't able to attend but would like the logs.

I hope to see a lot of you there; it's going to be a big day for everyone involved, I think :). I'll have more notes after the deployment! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 20:12, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Category:Women academics[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business[edit]

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You are kidding right? - but thanks anyway for letting me know Ottawahitech (talk) 21:06, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for reverting yourself on Great Fire of London[edit]

Thanks for removing the redundant cats you added at Great Fire of London, Ottawahitech: I was just typing up an irritable edit summary, which I would immediately have regretted. :-) Bishonen | talk 14:27, 31 August 2012 (UTC).

Looks like we are both working on the same area right now - so I willl off and let you finish. Ottawahitech (talk) 14:51, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
No, no. I'm done, please go ahead. I'm not a categorizer, as such; I only take an occasional look at them, at articles that I have an interest in. All done, I promise you. Bishonen | talk 15:20, 31 August 2012 (UTC).

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Category:United States women Supreme Court justices[edit]

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Category:Constitutional court women judges[edit]

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Category:Women justices of the Supreme Court of Canada[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of 2012 New York City tornado[edit]

Hello Ottawahitech,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged 2012 New York City tornado for deletion, because it's too short to identify the subject of the article.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Thanks, Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:02, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

thanks for letting me know Ottawahitech (talk) 15:23, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Page Curation update[edit]

Hey all :). We've just deployed another set of features for Page Curation. They include flyouts from the icons in Special:NewPagesFeed, showing who reviewed an article and when, a listing of this in the "info" flyout, and a general re-jigging of the info flyout - we've also fixed the weird bug with page_titles_having_underscores_instead_of_spaces in messages sent to talkpages, and introduced CSD logging! As always, these features will need some work - but any feedback would be most welcome. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 18:17, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

How can I stop these notifications? - I have removed my name from the list a while ago.
see also: User_talk:Ottawahitech#New_Page_Triage_prototype_released and 3 more on my talk page Ottawahitech (talk) 15:32, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Ernst Welteke[edit]

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DEFAULTSORT:[edit]

Just a reminder that the correct way to begin a default sort statement is DEFAULTSORT:, not "DEFAULTSORT|", "Defaultsort|", or "defaultsort|". Using any of the incorrect ways requires the Wikipedia server to perform extra steps to substitute the correct code. — Paul A (talk) 01:56, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know - I don't use Template:DEFAULTSORT very often (too bad I have to use it at all). I hope I can remember this next time. Ottawahitech (talk) 15:08, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Craig Van Hulzen[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Craig Van Hulzen requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person or group of people, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable.

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Thanks for letting me know - but what was the rush to delete this article? I see it was deleted less than an hour after you notified me:
"08:38, 19 September 2012 Yunshui (talk | contribs) deleted page Craig Van Hulzen (A7: Article about a real person, which does not indicate the importance or significance of the subject)"Ottawahitech (talk) 14:09, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Page Curation newsletter[edit]

Hey Ottawahitech. This will be, if not our final newsletter, one of the final ones :). After months of churning away at this project, our final version (apart from a few tweaks and bugfixes) is now live. Changes between this and the last release include deletion tag logging, a centralised log, and fixes to things like edit summaries.

Hopefully you like what we've done with the place; suggestions for future work on it, complaints and bugs to the usual address :). We'll be holding a couple of office hours sessions, which I hope you'll all attend. Many thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 11:14, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

I am glad to hear this will be the final "newsletter" - these are not newsletters and I never wanted to be on the receiving end. Ottawahitech (talk) 16:16, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Danford Grant[edit]

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  • No-this is not the first article I have created at Wikipedia
  • A well-known lawyer arrested for rape has no significance?
  • I have followed directions and contested this (too) speedy deletion request.
  • If I did not have to spend so much time defending articles on Wikipedia proposed for deletion I would have much more time to work on something actually productive. Sigh... Ottawahitech (talk) 18:59, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, but if he was otherwise notable, it might stand. Might. As it is, WP:BLP1E and also WP:BLPCRIME come into play. Even being rape doesn't make the case out of the ordinary so far. It must also be considered too that he is accused, but not yet tried. If he is proven innocent, what is the point of the article then? Feel free to take it to WP:DRV if you thing I'm wrong. (So far as I know, only three or four of my deletions have gone there, and all were upheld or deleted after an AfD. Being Perry-don not Perry Mason I've got to lose one some day. Might be this one.) Peridon (talk) 19:43, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for responding Peridon. It seems that what you are saying is that even though the article was deleted not in accordance with wiki-guidelines I must go to the trouble of making a fuss about it, if I want it restored? AND that by doing so I may ruin your spotless record? By the way - if Danfiord Grant ends up being acquitted then we can add him to Category:People acquitted of rape - I don't believe having an article about him jeopardizes his case as long as we stick to reliable sources. Ottawahitech (talk) 00:42, 28 September 2012 (UTC)
  • At least three more articles in reliable sources have shown up on Google since I last looked:
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019282290_rapesuspect28m.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2208720/Top-Seattle-lawyer-Danford-Grant-arrested-raping-women-knifepoint.html
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Seattle-attorney-charged-in-attacks-on-4-women-3900236.php Ottawahitech (talk) 18:47, 28 September 2012 (UTC)
  • 2 more articles since:
Seattle attorney pleads not guilty to rape charges http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019392573_grant11m.html
Bail reduced as Seattle attorney faces new rape charge http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019521183_grant26m.html Ottawahitech (talk) 01:33, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── More links googled today:

We need to be very careful here. This is evidently someone who knows a bit about internet gossip and the law.[1] In any event, there's not much to say about charges other than "X has been charged with n counts of whatever." Unless he's been convicted, he's innocent. The more egregious the charge, the more important that principle is. Wikipedia is wp:NOTNEWS. If he should someday be convicted, we could then have a reasonable discussion about an article. Otherwise, why should we join in an e-lynching? LeadSongDog come howl! 20:31, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Ways to improve 2012 salmonella outbreak[edit]

Hi, I'm Longbyte1. Ottawahitech, thanks for creating 2012 salmonella outbreak!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. This article is too short, but could be expanded easily.

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse. —Preceding undated comment added 22:38, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, Longbyte1. I have added two more references and removed the tag. Ottawahitech (talk) 23:58, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Category:Introductions by continent[edit]

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  • Thanks for letting me know. This is a category I created by error (I meant to create a different one, which I did right after). However, to compound my error, it seems I forgot to remove this category's parent (Debuts) - sorry for the confusion. Ottawahitech (talk) 15:43, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

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Nomination of Spencer Stuart for deletion[edit]

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Thanks for letting me know, sigh... Ottawahitech (talk) 14:29, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
It reads rather promotional to me. Perhaps there's a better tag... --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 22:43, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Page Curation newsletter - closing up![edit]

Hey all :).

We're (very shortly) closing down this development cycle for Page Curation. It's genuinely been a pleasure to talk with you all and build software that is so close to my own heart, and also so effective. The current backlog is 9 days, and I've never seen it that low before.

However! Closing up shop does not mean not making any improvements. First-off, this is your last chance to give us a poke about unresolved bugs or report new ones on the talkpage. If something's going wrong, we want to know about it :). Second, we'll hopefully be taking another pass over the software next year. If you've got ideas for features Page Curation doesn't currently have, stick them here.

Again, it's been an honour. Thanks :). Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 12:20, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

redlinks to nonexistent subjects[edit]

Why is "wrapping technology" redlinked on this page? It is a non-term. Type it into google and see if it gets any reasonable hit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariel_Fernandez

Also, this person is not solely responsible for the concept of a dehydron. He had collaborators, and this should be reflected in the text.

I would make the edits myself, but his page has been locked down given that he pottied all over it with glorifications of himself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Molevol1234 (talkcontribs) 17:16, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

  • Thanks Molevol1234 for commenting on my edit at Ariel_Fernandez. The reason I redlinked the term wrapping technology is exactly because I assumed many readers were unfamiliar with it.
I believe that the article is only semi-protected which means, I think(?), that most registered Wikipedians can edit it. Ottawahitech (talk) 19:13, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Got it, thanks! I do not understand why this is written to suggest this person "pioneered" something that's not even part of the standard scientific lexicon. If you look at the reviews for his book, you will find four 5-star reviews, all submitted within a week or two of its release, by people who have never reviewed another thing on amazon.com. Too bad they are not as good at wiping out sockpuppetry as is wikipedia.

As to editing the page, it does not allow me to do this for whatever reason. Honestly, I do not care that much, since the majority of self-promotion has already been removed. In any case, thanks to you and to others at wikipedia for enforcing high standards. Molevol1234 (talk) 23:42, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Have you checked the contents of this article's talk page? You should be able to post your comments there. Good luck. Ottawahitech (talk) 23:48, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
Hi. I still had Ariel Fernandez's user page on my watchlist, so I found out about this issue. Molevol1234, once you have had your account for at least 4 days and made at least 10 edits (on pages that are not protected), you will be able to edit Ariel Fernandez yourself. RockMagnetist (talk) 02:21, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, good to know. The issue is a minor one in any case. Molevol1234 (talk) 17:36, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

I have added you to Missing Wikipedians[edit]

Just to let you know (I am supposed to - this is what it says). Ottawahitech (talk) 23:53, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks Ottawahitech! (Although I'm not really missing... just busy. :) ) Firsfron of Ronchester 03:15, 20 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know and for fixing wp:Missing Wikipedians. Ottawahitech (talk) 19:30, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Help in Urdu translation[edit]

You asked for help regarding Urdu translation. How may I help you? --StarryEyed (talk) 18:19, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Electrical engineering[edit]

You recently added Transparency (data compression) and MUSHRA to EP:ELECTRICAL. No problem with having additional support on these articles from this WikiProject but there doesn't seem to be much of an electrical engineering component in these topics. -—Kvng 15:06, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi Kvng, thanks for dropping by and gving me feedback. The reason I added these articles to wp:WikiProject Electrical Engineering is that they were both categorized under category:Signal processing stubs, and since Signal processing is a field of Electrical engineering I was surprised to see none of the stubs in that category fell under this wiki-project. Ottawahitech (talk) 23:20, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Readdition of the WP Nortel template[edit]

Greetings! I just reverted your several additions of the WP Nortel template to various article talk pages; since the wikiproject has been deleted, this template served no useful purpose and its rapid addition to various article after you learned that the project was deleted could be interpreted as a violation of WP:POINT. Wikipedia:Deletion review is the appropriate place to voice your concerns if you feel there was not adequate notification of the deletion (purpose #6 - substantial procedural errors), and I would suggest bringing your concerns about the deletion discussion's tone to the individuals' talk pages (WP:ANI could be an appropriate escalation if you are not satisfied with the responses, I suppose). I do notice that the nomination used the term most, not all however so it may be appropriate to consider if there is really any reason to be personally insulted by that discussion. VQuakr (talk) 04:21, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

  • Thanks for keeping me out of trouble and sorry for adding to your workload. Ottawahitech (talk) 15:10, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Avaya/Nortel[edit]

Ottawa, I saw your message on the talk page for that MfD, but I doubt anyone else will (they are transcluded and no one ever looks at their talk pages). I reviewed your contributions as part of my investigation, but I concluded that you were not involved in the problematic Ayava/Nortel editing, and since you weren't listed as a member of the now-defunct Wikiproject, I did not list you on User:Gigs/Avaya_Pushers. An account being listed there is not an implication of specific wrongdoing anyway, as I'm pretty sure that Fumitol for example is a normal editor that just happened to join a sham Wikiproject. Gigs (talk) 19:46, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

  • Hi Gigs, I think you mean well, but I believe this discussion should be taking place publicly and not hidden on user talkpages. Can you suggest a better venue than Wikipedia talk:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Nortel? Ottawahitech (talk) 14:05, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
    • I think a DRV would be the best place, if you'd like to challenge the deletion result. If you just want to discuss it without challenging the deletion result, I'm not sure. Maybe WP:COIN? You could MfD my evidence page if that's the part that bothers you, but I'll delete that willingly once I feel like everything has settled out from this, so that's unnecessary. The only advantage of a new MfD would be that you would reach more of the people who commented on the MfD. There was a short thread about this on WP:AN prior to the Wikiproject MfD, but I'm not sure that would be the right place for extended discussion about the deletion. Anyway it's up to you. I have no problem taking this discussion to a more public forum, you can decide where you want it to be. Gigs (talk) 15:42, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

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Nice to meet you. Ottawa, Illinois?```Buster Seven Talk 15:45, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks, nice to meet you too, Buster 7. Ottawahitech (talk) 15:56, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of The Computer Contradictionary for deletion

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  • @Nouniquenames, thanks for letting me know, even though I did not start this article. I do appreciate the spcial effort (but not the deletion nomination :-) Ottawahitech (talk) 15:20, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

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More on WikiProjects[edit]

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Redirection[edit]

Hi, you seem to be confused about the redirect syntax. The correct syntax is

#REDIRECT [[Target page]]

Anyway, I've just fixed the two instances I've found. Please try and get it right in the future. — Smjg (talk) 21:53, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

  • @Smjg, thanks. But why did you also remove the categories I added? Ottawahitech (talk) 15:05, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
    • Sorry, should have addressed that as well. The standard here seems to be not to categorise redirects with a few exceptions, such as categories that indicate what kind of redirect it is (and which are usually added with templates rather than directly into the article). See WP:RCAT. But I guess that in this case I was just used to redirects being just the redirect markup and no categories. — Smjg (talk) 00:29, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
  • I was going to look up those two redirects - but they have vanished from my contribution history (I think?). Ottawahitech (talk) 20:50, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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  • thank you - my one and only barnstar. Ottawahitech (talk) 20:45, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Hurricane Sandy (2012)[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Kimberly Townley-Smith[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Kimberly Townley-Smith requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person or group of people, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable.

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  • @Dengero, You cannot be serious? I just started this article and your notice went up within TWO seconds? - so instead of working to improve this article, I am wasting precious time trying to prevent this proposed wp:CSD
I have attempted to object by following directions at Template:Db-person and posting this on Talk:Kimberly Townley-Smith: "This article should not be speedily deleted for lack of asserted importance because disbarred lawyers are (should be) notable. --Ottawahitech (talk) 14:57, 9 November 2012 (UTC)" - but I am not holding my breath, sigh Ottawahitech (talk) 15:14, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Just as I thought: total waste of my time - article (plus associated categories which I created) deleted by an admin within minutes of creation and the admin obviously paid no attention to my objection on the talk page. Ottawahitech (talk) 15:57, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
  • I understand your grievances. This situation acts in contrary to what Wikipedia strives for...editors creating articles. I have found that the easiest solution is to create an article in a sandbox where it will be safe from intrusion and the "cruel hands" of deletion. I have many articles that are sitting in various sandboxes waiting for construction to be completed. I put an "Under construction" ({{construction}}) sign at the stop just to be safe. That doesn't discount what you have experienced here and I understand your ire. I think you should be able to salvage your work and start a sandbox for Kimberlt Townley-Smith. ```Buster Seven Talk 20:10, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
Hi Ottawahitech, I'm sorry about what happened to your article. While we do try not to bite newcomers, it's really hard for us as well since there's so much content created all the time. Perhaps get an admin to usefy your deleted page so you can work on it. Hope this event doesn't discourage you, keep it up!! Happy Editing =) Dengero (talk) 05:26, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
@Dengero - Huh? "So much content created all the time" - is that a bad thing? So you see your job on Wikipedia is to prevent this from happening? - just curious. Ottawahitech (talk) 14:35, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
I'd say (don't hold me to this) around a quarter of new articles don't meet the criteria to WP:N, and I'd reckon half of those are either vandalism or blatant self-promotion. sometimes it's hard for us to distinguish established users such as yourself against the others. Again, we can prevent this problem from happening if you create an article that is higher than the speedy bar straight off the bat =D Dengero (talk) 12:03, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
  • @Dengero, Can you please explain what "higher than the speedy bar" means? - I am not familiar with this term. thnx in advance Ottawahitech (talk) 01:30, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Ok let's turn the question on me instead. How do I speedy an article? If it's a person, I usually see if there's any references. Most of the time I check google unless it's very obvious the creator is self-promoting. The key question is, at first glance, is the person in the article notable? And being disbarred due to a not-very covered rape case doesn't count as notable. I mean, otherwise every accused rapist will have an article here on wikipedia. However, imagine if its someone like Jimmy Savile, and his article hasn't been created yet. His case has been covered by almost all major media in the world, and you can literally pull thousands of documents for him. Even if at the end of the day he doesn't pass the notable bar, at least his article would not be speedied, but be put up to afd for further scrutiny. Dengero (talk) 14:33, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

  • @Dengero, Whoa! Slow down a bit (advice I try to give to myself all the time). We are not talking about rape cases here. We are talking about Kimberly Townley-Smith. And you still have not answered my simple question: What is "higher than the speedy bar"? Ottawahitech (talk) 16:42, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
To "create an article that is higher than the speedy bar straight off the bat" is an informal way of saying that the wp:Criteria for speedy deletion (a.k.a. "speedy" criteria) are not very stringent, so it should be possible without knocking yourself out to meet them in the first stub version that you save in artice space (it's a sort of tortured reference to high-jumping over a low bar). In this case, your stub did not even say what made the subject notable, so it failed wp:CSD#A7, which excludes "An article about a real person, ..., that does not indicate why its subject is important or significant". You need to decide what you would say about her in the first sentence that asserts her encyclopedic significance. Is she mostly noted for fighting the Potter case, for attempting to defend a trademark that is straight out of Macbeth, for attacking the judges, for getting disbarred as a result, or something else? What makes her stand out from the crowd? LeadSongDog come howl! 20:58, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Dog, and sorry to Ottawahitech, I'm terrible at explaining stuff. Dengero (talk) 14:34, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
Ottawahitech, I just wanted to add my two cents into this discussion, since I am familiar with Townley-Smith's law society hearings (it was reported by a few local legal news groups, and when it first came up on CanLii I found her case entertaining). I haven't seen the deleted article, so I don't know what was in it. However, if all it said was something along the lines of "Townley-Smith is a disbarred lawyer", then it would almost certainly be deleted under A7. If it was noted that it was widely reported about what led to her disbarment, or that it was reported widely in the media, then it would pass A7, but could potentially run into a WP:BLP1E problem on an AfD. (As an aside, knowing what has been reported bout Townley-Smith, I would most likely have !voted delete in any AfD discussion due to the BLP1E problem.) Anyway, I know that you may disagree with me on that, but I think it helps to hear a different point-of-view from an editor familiar with the topic. Singularity42 (talk) 00:18, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Question to deleting admin[edit]

You have deleted Kimberly Townley-Smith within minutes of my creating it. Would you be kind enough to explain why you did this. Thanks in advance. Ottawahitech (talk) 01:10, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

The deletion is shown as wp:CSD#A7. I don't doubt there's sufficient material to establish notability, but it's best to ensure that's in the article before you hit "save". I suggest you ask the admin to userfy it so you can address the lack. LeadSongDog come howl! 07:09, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
Hi LeadSongDog and thanks for continuing to help me. As far as this (very) speedy deletion, I am still curious to find out why it happened in the first place. It is my understanding that Wikipedia:New pages patrollers are not supposed to tag items for deletion within seconds of creation. I hope the admin who deleted it will respond to my question. Ottawahitech (talk) 16:08, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
Hello Ottawahitech. I deleted the article because it clearly qualified under WP:CSD#A7 for deletion. Normally if a speedy deletion is contested, I might wait awhile, but your rationale on the talk page for keeping the article (she's notable because she was disbarred) wasn't valid. Wikipedia:Notability and in particular Wikipedia:Notability (people) are the applicable guidelines that describe the criteria for inclusion on Wikipedia.
If there is something besides WP:ONEEVENT that makes her notable, I suggest that you build the article as a sub-page in your own user space, where it won't be deleted, before moving it to main space. ~Amatulić (talk) 17:57, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

This is not a newsletter[edit]

This is just a tribute.

Anyway. You're getting this note because you've participated in discussion and/or asked for updates to either the Article Feedback Tool or Page Curation. This isn't about either of those things, I'm afraid ;p. We've recently started working on yet another project: Echo, a notifications system to augment the watchlist. There's not much information at the moment, because we're still working out the scope and the concepts, but if you're interested in further updates you can sign up here.

In addition, we'll be holding an office hours session at 21:00 UTC on Wednesday, 14 November in #wikimedia-office - hope to see you all there :). I appreciate it's an annoying time for non-Europeans: if you're interested in chatting about the project but can't make it, give me a shout and I can set up another session if there's enough interest in one particular timezone or a skype call if there isn't. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 11:15, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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All the articles deleted via AfD on 10 November per deletion log[edit]

I thought you meant the 1 not the 10 November. Here is a list of all articles deleted per AfD on 10 November per the deletion log. ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 02:04, 14 November 2012 (UTC)


Others[edit]

Happy Thanksgiving![edit]

Happy Thanksgiving, Ottawahitech!
As we all sit down at the dinner table and say our thanks, I would like to give thanks to you for your wonderful contributions and wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. May your turkey, ham or beast of choice satiate you until next year! TRA! ```Buster Seven Talk 14:45, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
A traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Investors in technology[edit]

A tag has been placed on Category:Investors in technology, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

American technology businesspeople suffices and there is not eough people for this category to take place.

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Nomination of Michael Mastro for deletion[edit]

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Cheers from Cecropia[edit]

Thanks for the heads up, Ottawahitech; in military terms I'm AWOL but not a deserter, Cheers, Cecropia (talk) 22:40, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

Heads up![edit]

I have tried to answer your question in Bgwhite's RFA nom Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Bgwhite --Tito Dutta (talk) 16:45, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Category talk:Women scientists by field[edit]

Please take a look at my modest proposal. Thank you. 7&6=thirteen () 19:17, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Hong Kong company founders[edit]

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Nortel/Avaya Wikiproject[edit]

You know, you could always create a new Nortel/Avaya Wikiproject that wasn't populated with mostly SPAs with a promotional focus. Gigs (talk) 18:17, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

Notice[edit]

I have Prodded the following articles:

Avaya Communication Server 2100
Avaya Definity
Avaya Secure Network Access

Additionally, I have nominated the following for deletion:

Avaya 1100 series IP phones

This is not intended to be a complete list, nor do I generally make it a point to notify anyone other than the article creator of such things, but you seem particularly interested in similar articles and have not shown any activity at these. --Nouniquenames 17:52, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

There's really no question there to which I can respond. There are a number of articles that do not meet requirements and should be deleted. This particular company had a history of socks and spas involved in creating articles for less-than-notable aspects. Having found such a thread of content requiring attention, I'm not averse to following it. (The same could be said of my actions in certain categories of old, declined AfC pages, see my CSD log, MFD 1, and MFD 2.) If you have such a thread to unravel of another company, no matter the nationality, let me know and I'll gladly look into it if you like.
As to the "burn it with fire" for associated content, that has (to the best of my knowledge) been accomplished. The project and its associated subpages have been deleted via the MFD in which I placed the comment.
Concerning the point that I start with a Prod; understand that such a strategy may benefit you, as it makes undeletion and/or content recovery for improvement easier for you. Please see WP:REFUND. --Nouniquenames 16:28, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
Ottawahitech, I suspect that Nouniquenames' modus operandi is like mine: you come across a dodgy looking article, and that leads to another (because of links) and then you find even more. Nouniquenames is one of at least three editors who has been concerned with Avaya related articles so you should not read anything into the work of Nouniquenames. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 00:53, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Re: Sorry to see you were not feeling well[edit]

Thanks Ottawahitech that cheered me up. ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 22:23, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Ongoing Nortel discussions[edit]

Hi mate, having had another read, the MFD talk page really wasn't the most appropriate place to continue discussions about subsequent deletion nominations of other (in some cases, entirely unrelated) articles. As such, I've archived the MFD talk page, hatted ongoing discussions and moved those to a new page I created at User talk:Ottawahitech/Nortel, a sub-page of this talk page.

Anyone who now visits the MFD talk page will be directed to that new page (not a redirect, just a note at the top of the page and throughout the discussion).

I hope you are happy with this solution - I just didn't think we should continue to use an MFD talk page to discuss entirely unrelated things. Stalwart111 23:49, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

I'm more than happy to have a discussion with you about where any new discussion should go, but it certainly shouldn't go on the talk page of an MFD discussion for a project that no longer exists, especially if those discussions have nothing to do with the original MFD and very little to do with the project. If you would prefer, I could "host" any subsequent discussion on a sub-page of my talk page (rather than a sub-page of yours), but continuing to use the MFD talk page to discuss other matters is a misuse of that page and could even be seen as an attempt to discuss issues in a place where most editors would be unlikely to look. That page really does need to remain closed, though I'm more than happy (as I said) to discuss where the new discussion starts if you are not happy with where I put it. Stalwart111 02:32, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
Please don't continue to post to a now-archived talk page. I don't think archiving the talk page for an already archived discussion was presumptuous at all. We really shouldn't be using that talk page to discuss anything other than the MRD in question and only while the MFD was ongoing. It has been closed. Any further discussion of that MFD should taken to WP:DRV. Unrelated discussion certainly should not be there. You'll find most other editors (if not all of them) will respect the closure and archiving and will take the discussion to a more appropriate venue (they simply won't respond to any further comments). Four different people said that page was not the appropriate place to continue those discussions and I followed that up by formally archiving the page and creating a new (more appropriate) venue for those discussions. Again, I'm happy to "host" the continued discussion if you aren't comfortable with having it "attached" to your talk page. I am one of the few people who has been willing to discuss these issues with you in detail and I'm happy to continue those discussions. But let's please have those discussions in the appropriate places. The talk page of an archived and unrelated MFD is about the least appropriate place, in my opinion. Stalwart111 22:56, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Cataloging discussions[edit]

Re your edit to an archived discussion here, I used Cisco as an example because it was the most recent and the one I noticed and replied under. It would apply equally to any other company. VQuakr (talk) 05:11, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

MY MOVE BUTTON IS BACK!!![edit]

Does this mean I am now trusted just a wee bit more? Ottawahitech (talk) 20:13, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

I did not know it was possible to remove the move permission individually. Are you sure it was not just a browser issue? VQuakr (talk) 19:21, 8 December 2012 (UTC)
  • No, I am not sure. But I believe I saw it somewhere, but please don't ask where :-) Ottawahitech (talk) 14:06, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of United States fiscal cliff for Dummies[edit]

Hello, Ottawahitech. I wanted to let you know that I’m proposing an article that you started, United States fiscal cliff for Dummies, for deletion because I don't think it meets our criteria for inclusion. If you don't want the article deleted:

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  2. remove the text that looks like this: {{proposed deletion/dated...}}
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Also, be sure to explain why you think the article should be kept in your edit summary or on the article's talk page. If you don't do so, it may be deleted later anyway.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Thanks, Rarkenin (talk) 20:54, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Your contributed article, United States fiscal cliff for Dummies[edit]

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Hello, I noticed that you recently created a new page, United States fiscal cliff for Dummies. First, thank you for your contribution; Wikipedia relies solely on the efforts of volunteers such as you. Unfortunately, the page you created covers a topic on which we already have a page – United States fiscal cliff. Because of the duplication, your article has been tagged for speedy deletion. Please note that this is not a comment on you personally and we hope you will continue helping to improve Wikipedia. If the topic of the article you created is one that interests you, then perhaps you would like to help out at United States fiscal cliff – you might like to discuss new information at the article's talk page.

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Speedy deletion nomination of Nortel products list[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Nortel products list, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become encyclopedic. Please read the guidelines on spam and Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations for more information.

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  • @Gfosankar, I have contested this proposed deletion with this text (cop&paste):
those are products of a defunct company - how can this be advertising? Ottawahitech (talk) 14:43, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
I agree, so I've reverted the speedy tag. Thanks, Altered Walter (talk) 16:00, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
  • @Altered Walter, thank you, but are you an admin? Ottawahitech (talk) 16:13, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
Anyone can contest a speedy deletion, with the exception of the article author. VQuakr (talk) 21:30, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Re: WikiProject Nortel[edit]

If you're still waiting then it's only because you've not taken up my offer to discuss the matter as I suggested above on three occasions. Still happy to discuss it but the page in question is not the place for discussing anything other than the MFD it is attached to. That MFD was closed and archived long ago (not by me) and the talk page for that MFD really shouldn't have been used beyond that and it's unfortunate that it was. You are free to remove the content from your page or request deletion of the sub-page I created. I only put it there because it seemed like the logical place to continue a discussion you started. Again, happy for it to go somewhere else but the talk page of an old and archived MFD is not an appropriate "somewhere else". It really isn't even the appropriate place to discuss where that appropriate place might be because that MFD has nothing to do with those discussions. I left three messages above with no response; please do not now suggest that you have been "waiting" for me. Stalwart111 04:30, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Though the courteous thing to do would have been to respond and discuss the matter, I'm glad you have now moved your discussion to Talk:Nortel. I'm not sure there was a need to copy-paste the entire archived contents of another talk page (a link and a new discussion probably would have sufficed) but your colleagues there can discuss that with you. I've now requested the speedy deletion of the sub-page I created for you. As I have said from the very start, I was one of the few people who seemed willing to discuss this with you and make an effort to help you. But the way you've approached this whole thing suggests my efforts and good faith were misguided. Good luck. Stalwart111 23:30, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Winter Wonderland[edit]

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Peace is a state of balance and understanding in yourself and between others, where respect is gained by the acceptance of differences, tolerance persists, conflicts are resolved through dialog, peoples rights are respected and their voices are heard, and everyone is at their highest point of serenity without social tension.

Happy Holidays. ```Buster Seven Talk 15:07, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Ways to improve List of Magnum pistol cartridges:[edit]

Hi, I'm Kudpung. Ottawahitech, thanks for creating List of Magnum pistol cartridges:!

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Given the substantial discussion that has occurred on this page with respect to our notability guidelines, I was somewhat surprised to see that you had created this page. Would you be willing to walk me through the process you use to determine if a subject meets Wikipedia's inclusion criteria before you create an article? VQuakr (talk) 22:47, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

List of 2012 murders in the United States[edit]

Since you seem to be an experienced editor rather than the usual look-ma-I-created-an-article type, instead of just trying to PROD or AFD it, I'll ask you: Under which criteria do you feel this article merits inclusion? Because it seems to me that this is an arbitrary list of events. Initially you also had shooting sprees there, which were removed, obviously since you called it 'Murders'. There is no list for 2011, 2010, or any other year in the encyclopedia. There are of course List of murders, however that explicitly only includes notable events that involved actors, politicians, etc. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 04:10, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of List of Nortel related articles for deletion[edit]

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Lists[edit]

I see that you have recently created a number of new lists. These lists are not really building WP since, from the ones that I have seen, are not annotated in any way and can be served by categories and templates. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 20:51, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of List of 2012 murders in the United States for deletion[edit]

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Resource request[edit]

Thanks. I don't see anything useful for the article.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 17:00, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

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Nomination of List of Magnum pistol cartridges for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of List of firearm brands for deletion[edit]

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Re: Your message at Taelus' talk page[edit]

The MFD you are looking for is Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Nortel (2nd nomination). I found it by checking what links to Portal:Nortel. Graham87 06:32, 23 December 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for your very kind note on my talk page. Seasons greetings to you also! Graham87 08:39, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

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Your contributed article, Dirty needles[edit]

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  • @TheLongTone, the article Needle-exchange programme is not about the same topic I am attempting to cover in Dirty needles. My article deals with unhygienic practices that lead to infection - not much to do with drug use if you read the reference I provided (which someone has already deleted from wikipedia, sigh...) Ottawahitech (talk) 20:10, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
  • This is the reference I used when I tried to introduce this article to wikipedia:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/26/infections-needles-mrsa-hospitals/1780335/ Ottawahitech (talk) 15:09, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
This appears to be a pretty poor A10 nomination; I have asked the deleting admin to restore the article. VQuakr (talk) 20:41, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Archive[edit]

You say "give me time". How much more time do you need? You should have been thinking about archiving five years ago. If nothing else, spare a thought for people with mobile devices who may find this page utterly unmanageable. I shall give you a week but what on earth is wrong with MiszaBot? — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 00:18, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

The offer I made earlier this year to set up an auto-archival bot for you, if you desire, still applies. Happy New Year! VQuakr (talk) 00:54, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
This failure to archive stuff has gone on long enough, I've archived a chunk to User talk:Ottawahitech/Archive 1 Ryan Vesey 17:08, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

You're Very Welcome[edit]

I'm happy to help :). Also,

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2013[edit]

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Thank you[edit]

...for the heads up about the Missing Wikipedian list. I'm not really missing :) AstroNomer (talk) 21:22, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Re: Deleted edit[edit]

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WER[edit]

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Hi, how may I be of assistance? Bjelleklang - talk 19:45, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

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Pacific Equity Partners[edit]

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Nomination of List of Nortel products for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Disruptive physician for deletion[edit]

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Many apologies[edit]

My apologies for the edit on the Clare Grogan article. I read the sentence and, for whatever reason, thought it said "while waiting and the SF in G" as in waiting for someone else - daft really. I'll clean my reading glasses with more vigor from now on. Thanks for fixing my error and have a good weekend. MarnetteD | Talk 22:51, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Category: Waitresses[edit]

What makes you think this is a category that is going to survive the deletion discussion? You were bold, I reverted you with an edit summary... so you reinstate the edit without discussion or edit summary? No. If you insist on populating this category with this article for a third time, I won't revert you. Be we are headed to CfD shortly. Cheers... Doc talk 03:31, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Civil servant categories[edit]

I noticed some of the categories you were making — I don't know that "civil" is supposed to be capitalized (the categories in Category:Civil servants by nationality, for example, do not have it capitalized). Just wanted to let you know. – 29611670.x (talk) 03:34, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

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National Film Board[edit]

Hi, I don't believe the 10% cut merits inclusion in the lead section, especially because it's partly about Telefilm, which is not related to the NFB. The cut is already mentioned and referenced in the most recent part of the History section, and the 10% cut is only the latest to the NFB -- and not the biggest. I just don't see how it belongs in the opening section. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 18:48, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

I agree - I did not see the history section for a reason that escapes me. Ottawahitech (talk) 19:37, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Great. Looking forward to collaborating with you someday soon on an article about a real live Ottawa CFL franchise, g-d willing. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 20:13, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Category:Non-profit organization founders[edit]

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  • Thanks for letting me know. Your (pseudo)name sounds familiar - have I "met" you before? Ottawahitech (talk) 21:54, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
Yes; renamed myself - you can see old name in my talk page archives. We have indeed met :) --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 22:02, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
Also, thanks for the thanks, but it's really just Twinkle notifying you automatically... --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 22:03, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Hmmm.. I guess this means that the editor who nominated the other cat I created does not use wp:twinkle? Ottawahitech (talk) 22:59, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
Probably. that's why I love it - it just does everything for you. :)--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 23:04, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Healthcare in the United States[edit]

Actually, I wanted to talk to you about this category as well Category:Healthcare in the United States - all of the country-level healthcare cats were deleted per CFD in April 2012, then you recreated it in October 2012. Can you tell me your thinking here? The issue I see is, almost any article you'd put in Healthcare would also belong under health, and vice versa. For example, look at the articles here: Category:Health_in_the_United_States - couldn't it be argued that some of those belong in Healthcare - and I could also argue that many of the topics you put in Healthcare belong in health too. Since removing the HC/health by country divide the health tree has gotten much cleaner overall. As of now, we don't have a clean way of deciding whether an article is about health or healthcare...--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 23:09, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

  • I don't recall seeing this: CFD in April 2012, but don't hold me to it - memory has never been my strong point :-)
Having said this I note that:
were created years before this CFD took place - so obviously those cats escaped renaming and as a result the structure around them became unstable/inconsistent.
In general I find that decisions at wp:CFD are often poorly thought out and inconsistent, creating more headaches than they solve. But then, I guess others feel differently :-) Ottawahitech (talk) 02:05, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
Yes, there was another CFD for those, but it passed as no consensus. Frankly I wasn't convinced by the admin's decision - you had two opposes (VW and BHG), but their arguments were not very strong (essentially, health is not the same as healthcare). In the case of the cities, it's less of a big deal, as these usually only contain hospitals and other health care infrastructure. Once you go to the national level however you run into lots more articles that straddle the line, so the distinction becomes less useful - it just adds a layer without much use.

For example, after creating this cat, when you re-categorized things into healthcare, how did you decide? Why did you leave so many things out? I think the lower level cats are much more useful (e.g. medical schools, hospitals, physicians, research institutes, etc), but a high-level distinction between health and healthcare as categories doesn't work that well. In the real world people don't separate, since health is the result (sometimes) of healthcare. It would be like having categories for Category:Teaching by country and Category:Education by country and Category:Learning by country...--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 03:13, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

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Langley[edit]

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Extra bracket[edit]

Hello there. I think you're getting an extra bracket in at the top. [3] Cheers, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 08:28, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Thanks - I hope I caught them all. Ottawahitech (talk) 14:47, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

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Immedia Semiconductor[edit]

What about this very small company shows any significance at all? DGG ( talk ) 00:21, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

  • Thanks for asking, DGG.
I vaguely remember sometthing about this company receiving funds from two large VC firms - which means that some people are willing to put their money on the line for this company. Of course I never understood the No indication of importance reason for speedy deletions - seems like subjective criteria? Ottawahitech (talk) 15:32, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

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Yes check.svg Changed the first to a redlink, no idea how to disambiguate the second Ottawahitech (talk) 05:02, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

BC electoral districts lists....[edit]

Just wanted to let you know that the Vancouver (electoral districts) and New Westminster (electoral districts) page should probably be renamed somehow, maybe in the first case List of electoral districts in Vancouver and the North Shore but not sure about the second; all Lower Mainland ridings derive from the original New West ones....not sure about Burrard (electoral district) but otherwise true.....but "in the Lower Mainland" won't cut it, I think; the point of those pages originally was the descent-tree of the ridings, which is why the indented layout.....btw {{Vancouver NLM}}(where that redirects too) has an odd issue for me; see its talkpage.Skookum1 (talk) 02:26, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Hm will have to try and find that again, it's on my watchlist now, back in a bit with the right link.Skookum1 (talk) 02:28, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
See Template_talk:Ridings_in_Greater_Vancouver_and_the_Sunshine_Coast.Skookum1 (talk) 02:31, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

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Category problem?[edit]

Do you recall why you put Chris Stevenson in Category:Male nurses? All evidence (e.g. this story) says that she is female. Mangoe (talk) 16:12, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

  • I just wanted to make sure there wasn't some datum I needed to know about. I took one look at the Civil War nurses discussion and decided that, after last week's debacle, I didn't want to have anything to do with realigning gender categories. Mangoe (talk) 20:22, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Bread GA[edit]

Hey. I saw you had some interest in getting Bread to GA (and if you're interested, I'll sucker you into getting it to FA as well). If you look here I think it should lay out basically what's looked for; essentially an article which meets WP's standards but doesn't exceed them (that's what FA is for). If you're interested ping me on my talkpage and we can figure out who's going to do what. If you're not interested, let me know and I shan't bother you :) The Potato Hose  01:59, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Also may I respectfully ask that you archive your talkpage? It's a bit on the large side, as the actress said to the bishop. The Potato Hose  02:02, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Input request[edit]

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I am requesting input from all participants in the discussion from the recent Signpost article on sexism in Wikipedia for a proposal at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Football/National teams#Proposed change: consistency in article title gendering. Thank you in advance for any contributions to the discussion. Dkreisst (talk) 21:14, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

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Removed dead link[edit]

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Category:People connected with Nortel[edit]

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  • User:DexDor, thanks for letting me know. I have briefly looked at your contributions to wiki-categories, and it seems that you mainly nominate categories to wp:cfd. May I ask if you also contribute to that area directly? XOttawahitech (talk) 15:22, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
  • I'm not sure quite what you're asking (or why), but if you mean do I create categories - then the answer is yes - e.g. the categories below Category:Firelighting. DexDor (talk) 22:09, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Missing editors[edit]

You asked, - we miss several banned/blocked/retired/frustrated editors. If you are a project member, you can add to the list, if not you can suggest on it's talk page, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:28, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

User:Gerda Arendt: Just to let you know there is an ongoing discussion about the inclusion of Blocked editors here: Wikipedia_talk:Missing_Wikipedians#Mentioning_blocked_users_on_Missing_Wikipedians. Would you care to elaborate there? - Thanks in advance, XOttawahitech (talk) 23:58, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, no. I expressed at a time that I am not part of Teh Community, it did not improve much since, but I changed the red link to milder ;) - I better don't say what I think of banning people from the "encyclopedia that everyone can edit". A friend got blocked and unblocked twice within a few days ... - That's why we have our own project list, and study its talk: even that gets debated. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:44, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
User:Gerda Arendt: It is too bad that those who feel like you do will not participate in this discussion - the end result is that a few vocal editors seem to rule the roost. XOttawahitech (talk) 13:39, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
Call it bad, - I need a break from ANI ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:37, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
Where you posted last "missed", did you look around on the talk? Nice meeting, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:17, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Hi Gerda,

I am not sure if this is what you are asking, but while this is fresh in my mind let me tell you how I came to post Mbz1 (talk · contribs) to wp:missing wikipedians:

  • I was reading the thread Are there fewer editors willing to go through the process? thread in Wikipedia talk:Requests for adminship where kudpung (talk · contribs), an admin I have knowledge of for several years, had posted a few comments.
  • I decided to look at his recent edits and this where I first saw Wikipedia:The best way to avoid ever being blocked ‎
  • I was curious to see who created it and the history revealed it was Mbz1 (talk · contribs)
  • I discovered that Mbz1, an editor new to me (I think), had a Retired tag on his (I assumed she was a he at that point) user page and that this editor had enough contributions to be included in wp:MW, and since the article had survived on Wikipedia I did not initially know that he/she was a blocked editor.
  • Later, however, I noticed that this editor’s contributions were marked as an indef block, even though the user page was not.
  • Normally after I post an editor’s entry to mw, and after I notify them that they have been mentioned as a missing editor, I check out other entries on their talk page. I Do this to I try to try to keep as neutral a point of view as possible. I believe this is what I did in this case as well. XOttawahitech (talk) 23:38, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
  • If you have a bit more time, check out her pictures (history of her user), some still appear on the Main page as featured pictures (notices on her talk), for example this one, - she's in our list, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:28, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

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How did you thank me for an individual edit?[edit]

Hello. I just got a notice that you thanked me for a post I made on the talk page of WikiProject Breakfast. Thanks for your feedback, but also, how did you do that? Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:59, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

  • Hi Bluerasberry, all you need to do when you want to thank someone is click the View history tab at the top of any wiki page (which btw I cannot copy&paste, argghhh), chose the entry for the edit and click thank. Hope I am making sense? XOttawahitech (talk) 18:23, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

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Malformed RM[edit]

Hi Ottawahitech, I just wanted to let you know that your RM at Talk:List of fires was malformed; you appear to have added {{requested move/dated}} directly, which {{requested move}} says not to do. As a result, there was no signature or rationale. You'll probably want to remove or replace it, following the instructions at WP:RM/CM. Please don't hesitate to leave me a talk page message if you need any help doing so. Best, BDD (talk) 21:32, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

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Sockpuppets are not Missing Wikipedians.[edit]

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Sigh[edit]

"Review" = "Patrol". I look at the page, decide there's nothing obviously wrong with it, click 'patrolled' to remove it from the list of unpatrolled pages, close the page, move to the next. Total time, maybe 8 seconds including 'loading the page' and 'scrolling down until I see the link to click'. (I read fast.) DS (talk) 13:40, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

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"Airlines established in..." category[edit]

Hi Ottawahitech, I've just noticed that you removed a category from Air Cargo Germany. Has there been reached some general consensus somewhere on Wikipedia that those categories shall be removed, which I'm not aware of? Otherwise, I would like to point out that virtually any airline article has such "airlines (dis)established in" categories. Best regards--FoxyOrange (talk) 20:54, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

A tribute from Penyulap[edit]

user:Penyulap has prepared this rather impressive barnstar-style tribute for your caring work, but is unable to post it other than on his userpage. I am posting it here so you can see it: Two coins for the boatman.gif

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User:Thom2002: Thanks for delivering the wp:barnstar,and yes I have noticed it on user:Penyulap talk page when it was first posted. XOttawahitech (talk) 20:18, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Oregon and The Signpost[edit]

Regarding this edit, I do believe WP ORE has been featured twice, though I do not recall exact dates. Just an FYI! Thanks for adding the template. --Another Believer (Talk) 00:48, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

See here. --Another Believer (Talk) 00:49, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

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Wikipedians who have been indef blocked aren't actually missing, they're just unable to edit. We have another mechanism for recording those absences. Delicious carbuncle (talk) 16:23, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for dropping by User talk:Delicious carbuncle. There is an ongoing discussion on this topic here: Wikipedia_talk:Missing_Wikipedians#Mentioning_blocked_users_on_Missing_Wikipedians. Would you care to elaborate there? - Thanks in advance, XOttawahitech (talk) 16:45, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

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User:Oddbodz, thanks for letting me know - I tried to find an article about this fire before I started 2013 Arizona wild fire, but with a name like Yarnell Hill fire it was impossible to find. XOttawahitech (talk) 14:16, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
I agree it is a hard one to find and I only knew we already had one as I've come across it a couple of times today while reviewing feedback at the Central Feedback Page. Once the event passes and the page quiets down, it may be worth requesting a move to a better name, but for now 2013 Arizona wild fire will redirect users there. Oddbodz (talk) 14:22, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

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WikiProject Report categories[edit]

I see that you've been adding categories to the archived issues of the WikiProject Report. Is there a way to include the categories in our article template so that future editions are automatically tagged with the appropriate category? Thanks! –Mabeenot (talk) 22:26, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes I have been working on categorizing the wikiproject reports. I think I am getting close, but have not quite yet figured out how to make it useful. Will keep you informed. XOttawahitech (talk) 16:23, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
@Mabeenot:, here is a bit of an update which I have been meaning to post for a while.
As you may know, WikiProjects fascinate me, and your weekly column at the Signpost has been tremendously successful at explaining this intricate topic to me. I started out categorizing your articles to help myself and others find Wikiprojects they may be interested in.
The first obstacle to building this category was that your Signpost articles do not contain the name of the WikiProject in the title… Anyway to make a long story short(er), I have had to create redirects to Signpost articles to come up with this: Category:WikiProjects in The Signpost by name. Since this is a laborious process there only 89 entries in this category so far, but I keep plugging at it one day at a time. XOttawahitech (talk) 14:55, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to put these together. I'm sure the categories will come in handy for some new, interactive archive of the future. While I try to include the project's name in the title, sometimes it's more fun to come up with something totally off the wall. Plus, the editor in chief will often shorten the titles to fit their needs, so the project name sometimes gets cut. Let me know if there are any topics or projects you'd be interested in knowing more about. –Mabeenot (talk) 02:38, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Irene Armishaw[edit]

There doesn't have to be an AFD discussion if an article meets one or more of Wikipedia's criteria for speedy deletion. The article as written didn't make any actual claim of notability whatsoever — its only real claim of notability was the fact that she ran as a candidate a couple of times (not a valid claim of notability under WP:POLITICIAN), and its only cited source was one which verified a fact about her daughter, but didn't even mention Irene's name at all and thus didn't support her notability. And while her name is mentioned in the party's article, which is why I kept the redirect, even that article doesn't in and of itself make enough of a claim of her notability to salvage the separate BLP — it says that she was the party's president and said that she might have been the party's public leader, but the former is not a position that entitles a person to an automatic presumption of notability, and I had to entirely remove the second claim as Wikipedia is not in the business of making unsourced claims about what people might have been.

If you think she's notable enough for an independent article and can properly source that fact, you're always free to create a new article that's better than the first one — but the first one didn't meet our inclusion rules at all, and was speediable for that reason. If there's a better article that can be written about her, then by all means go for it. Bearcat (talk) 18:31, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi User talk:Bearcat, In regards to my posting on your talkpage, the reason I am confused is that you created a redirect which seems to function as an undocumented(?) deletion which is neither a wp:Afd nor a wp:CSD. Shouldn't CSD deletions be clearly marked with a rationale? XOttawahitech (talk) 19:09, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
The only place a CSD deletion has to be, or indeed even can be, "documented" is in the edit summary of the deletion itself. It's not at all incompatible with the redirect, because pages which have been deleted by any process are allowed to later be redirected to another title. Bearcat (talk) 19:14, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

WP:COPYVIO[edit]

Removing the tag for "unlit streets" on Detroit bankruptcy was improper, and on looking for a cite to support it I see the line was plagiarized from the NYT. Please be careful, because that's to issues one can get blocked over. μηδείς (talk) 02:48, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi User talk:Medeis, not sure what the issue is - you asked for a cite and I provided it (I think?) XOttawahitech (talk) 03:01, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, your edit (perhaps inadvertently) removed a citation needed tag from a line in the lead about "unlit streets" that had been copied without attribution from the New York Times. As long as this was not on purpose don't worry, it may have been an edit conflict. Thanks. PS, I like your user name, it looks like something Algonquian: "Ott-ah-wah-hee-tetsh". :) μηδείς (talk) 03:16, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Express Personnel Services for deletion[edit]

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  • Lost another one - just one delete vote is consensus, sigh. XOttawahitech (talk) 03:49, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

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Could you see my notification to you of a reply at WT:MED?[edit]

Not certain what triggers them. Best. Biosthmors (talk) 13:54, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes Biosthmors, I actually got two notifications: one when you mentioned my ID at WT:MED#Alzheimer_research_article and one for this talk page posting. You can read about notifications at Wikipedia:Notifications/FAQ (if you have the time :-) and thanks for digging up the info. XOttawahitech (talk) 14:10, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

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Richard Stengel[edit]

Hi, Ottawahitech. I saw you flagged one of the sources in Richard Stengel as {{dead link}}. I did a little looking and found what I think may be the same article on The New York Observer website. I've closely reviewed this new source and it supports all of the information that the old article was used for.

If you have a moment would you be willing to update the reference? I would do it myself, but I am actually working on some other updates to the article on behalf of Time Inc. (You can see my Talk page note here.) Because of my financial COI regarding the subject I prefer to avoid direct edits to the article, even if they are small maintenance-type edits like this.

I've prepared a revised reference, in case you have the time to make this change. For now I've left the refname as "TimeWarner" so that you don't need to update all of the ref tags throughout the article, but you could change it if you want. (The full citation is found in the Early life and education section at the end of the second sentence.)

<ref name=TimeWarner>{{cite web |url=http://observer.com/2006/05/emtimeem-names-richard-stengel-me/ |title=Time Names Richard Stengel M.E. |date=17 May 2006 |work=Observer.com |accessdate=25 July 2013}}</ref>

I hope you can help! Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 12:59, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Belatedly, I realized the citation simply could be updated by including an "archiveurl" parameter; since you seem to be occupied with other things, I've asked about this at WP:HELPDESK. Someone there may well get to it, but if you find it not completed, and have a moment, that would be cool, too. Best, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 13:40, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Never mind, Help desk got right on it! Happy editing! WWB Too (Talk · COI) 13:48, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
WWB Too, thanks for keeping me informed. XOttawahitech (talk) 15:32, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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A year ago, you were the 556th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:34, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

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What's this?[edit]

Hi Ottawahitech. Just for my education: what does this edit do? Thanks in advance. --Stfg (talk) 12:11, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi Stfg,
  • First of all you get high marks for asking this question in the first place, not too many others care to know!
  • As far as the answer to your question: try clicking on the link Category:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors (which is probably located at the very bottom of your screen at wp:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors), and when you look at the category page check the section Pages in category "WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors" and you will see that the entry for the wikiproject is now placed at the very top of the list. This is what my edit did: it created a blank sort key for the entry on the category page, which means that the entry is sorted to the top of the list rather than in alphabetical order of its title.
This is explained in Wikipedia:Categorization#Sort_keys Please let me know if my explanation makes any sense.
Thanks in advance, XOttawahitech (talk) 14:13, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
It makes perfect sense. Thanks for taking the time to explain it. Face-smile.svg --Stfg (talk) 14:52, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion of Alen Ghouliance[edit]

Just wondering why Alen Ghouliance was speedily deleted (I don't believe A7/G11 were aplicable). I explained the background at:Wikipedia:Help_desk/Archives/2013_August_13#Speedy_deletion_of_an_article and was advised to contact the deleting admin whom I have notified of my posting here. XOttawahitech (talk) 01:50, 14 August 2013 (UTC)XOttawahitech (talk) 21:31, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

I apologise for the inexplicable delay in answering your question; I have also apologized at the Village Pump. To answer your question; in your article you specifically state that there are many bail bond companies in Los Angeles. It seems to me that there is nothing in your text which can be seen as claiming notability in relation to these. I would stipulate that not every bail bond company is automatically intrinsically notable. If you feel that you can improve the article by adding assertion of notability let me know. Alternatively, please feel free, if you feel the article is satisfactory as posted, to post a request at deletion review. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 19:47, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Hi Tony, and thanks for taking the time.
This was not "my" article, someone else wrote it. I just tried to help prevent its speedy deletion for what I thought were bad calls. I have put in (and am still putting in) a lot of effort into this, so I hope to get to the bottom of this mystery.
As I wrote at Wikipedia:Help_desk/Archives/2013_August_13#Speedy_deletion_of_an_article :
The article was tagged for speedy deletion as an A7: No explanation of significance. I did not agree with this assessment as the article clearly laid out reasons showing significance, so I contested the deletion nomination by clicking the designated button and explaining why I did not agree with the assessment.
I watched the article for a while and noticed that the tag was changed by another admin to: G11: Unambiguous advertising or promotion, so I removed all content from the article that would lead someone to conclude that the article was promotional. I also added categories to help guide other editors to similar articles, and again contested the proposed speedy deletion.
I would still like to find out why it was deleted despite my efforts, and why the deletion was tagged as both A7 and G11? Thanks in advance and my apologies for taking up your time. XOttawahitech (talk) 14:27, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
I deleted the article as an A7; although it was given a G11 listing by the nominating editor, I feel that it is very borderline, or perhaps fails to qualify, for this category. But my comment above regarding the A7 qualification remains valid. I did not mean to imply that it was "your" article in the ownership sense; I at no time intended to imply that you were claiming ownership. That was just a somewhat loose pronoun. As I say above, you can either undertake to improve the article to include assertion of notability, or you can seek the community view at deletion review. I have no axe to grind here; I am just doing my (unpaid, voluntary) job. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 14:57, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I was not aware that admins can speedy delete articles for a reason different than the one posted publicly. XOttawahitech (talk) 14:57, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

For valid reasons they can, yes. As I have said, you do have an appeal option at deletion review. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 20:56, 24 August 2013 (UTC)::A7 was, of course, a publicly posted reason. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 20:57, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

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You have been active in revising Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians, but you added an entry at 19:25, 14 August 2013, which I moved at 19:25, 14 August 2013, and which the editor removed at 21:41, 18 August 2013. That editor is mostly active on Hebrew Wikipedia. We can use this tool to check the global contributions of an editor who seems to have retired, but whose activity may be concentrated elsewhere among Wikimedia wikis.
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I have started a discussion there.
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Archiving[edit]

You should ask Ryan! Actually, I wasn't forced to archive my talkpage, more like shown why it was advisable and then assisted with doing it (I pointed out at my RfA that I am far from technically competent). In February 2012 RHaworth set up a bot-maintained archive and then said why in their next edit; I reverted with my disagreement. (At that point I didn't even realize that the history numbers indicated the total bytes on the page.) Then on April 1 I was nominated for adminship and it became an issue there; you've seen that I regarded keeping the page intact as an advantage for those seeking to know about me, but persuasive arguments were made that it was going to be a problem for users with poor connections, and that as an admin I would get more people posting to my talkpage. (As you see from the RfA, it was unusual in that I didn't prepare in any way.) I started manually archiving the DYK templates as soon as I had a chance after the issue was raised, but folks agreed that wasn't enough. (Here's someone raising the issue on my talkpage on the first day of the RfA, with instructions for bot archiving.) I would probably have fumbled my way through it; once it was placed in the context of someone editing on a bad connection, I saw the point, as you can see in a response at the RfA, but meanwhile someone set it up on the 3rd day, and this time I let it stand, and pointed out that fact to those who further urged it both at the RfA and on my talkpage.

However, I really don't see why someone who is not running for adminship should be required to archive their talkpage; I'm not aware of any change to the policy applying to user talk pages (as opposed to article talk pages, which are supposed to be archived after they get big). He did it manually, so you can just undo the action manually, but I would ask him first. Yngvadottir (talk) 21:11, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Professionals categories up for deletion.[edit]

I nominated for deletion, two categories you created, Professionals & Disbarred professionals. You may want to contribute to the discussion. Thanks. --Andrewaskew (talk) 03:08, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

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Benazir Bhutto[edit]

Her husband Asif Ali Zardari is currently the president of Pakistan, thus she's regarded as the symbolic First Lady of Pakistan. I think it was for that reason that the category was there. Mar4d (talk) 03:33, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

@Mar4d, thanks for contacting me with this information. I guess what you are saying is that even though Benazir Bhutto died in 2007 and her husband Asif Ali Zardari did not become president until 2008, she is still considered "first lady". XOttawahitech (talk) 14:53, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
Symbolically, I'd say yes :) After all, her husband has been carrying forward her legacy after her death and pictures of her still adorn important government buildings and places. I don't know if being a living person is a requirement to be designated a title like First Lady (btw the title itself is not used in an official capacity, to begin with). Either way, I don't think it's too much of an issue if the article isn't categorised in that category. You seem to be right on one count, the category probably shouldn't be there unless supported by content in the article. If I happen to stumble across a source describing her as such, then it might be appropriate to re-add it. Cheers, Mar4d (talk) 15:05, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

Supermom[edit]

Seriously? This is not up to your usual standard. Fiddle Faddle 19:06, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

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Ottawa, surely you can find something to add . There are multiple books, I think. DGG ( talk ) 20:40, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
@ DGG, I will try to get to it as soon as I finish fighting other fires. Fortunately it appears some help is starting to trickle in at supermom. XOttawahitech (talk) 19:48, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
@ Fiddle, do you really believe that deleting such an important topic from Wikipedia is uncontroversial? Just curious. XOttawahitech (talk) 18:39, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
The concept seems notable, but maybe the term is a synonym for concepts already covered (or expandable) in other articles? There were a flurry of articles in the media regarding Marissa Mayer's maternity; maybe either more source material could be gleaned from those, or a related merge targer could be found? In any case, Ottawahitech you can contest a PROD for any good-faith reason. The proposed deletion itself appears defensible, and I double anything productive will result from questioning the nomination. VQuakr (talk) 19:37, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
@VQuakr, hello old friend - its nice to "see" you -- am I in trouble again? XOttawahitech (talk) 01:12, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Good to see you too; were you ever in "trouble?" And no, just throwing in my opinion for whatever that's worth. VQuakr (talk) 02:09, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
VQuakr, Have I ever been in trouble??? !!! – apparently from day one, but I only found out about it last year after thousands of contributions and years at Wikipedia. From what I can gather, I was a suspected spammer when I first joined. My user page was deleted and Ivaguely remember having no user page for a long time. I honestly don’t remember what I put on it when I first joined Wikipedia, but I think it was a link to my online activities outside of Wikipedia. I did not and still don’t believe it should have been deleted, but it is now water under the bridge. Now this deleted version is only available to (~2,000) admins and I hope it stays that way – I don’t want any more publicity to that chapter of my life. XOttawahitech (talk) 16:03, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg Thanks for your edits to Category:Medicine. I've been trying hard to get that category sorted and it's nice to have some help! LT90001 (talk) 10:26, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, LT90001. One thing I noticed is that many of the medical articles and especially categories are not tagged with WikiProject Medicine on their talk pages. I wonder if a BOT can tag them. What do you think - should we bring it up at wt:MED? XOttawahitech (talk) 20:23, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome. A bot to tag the categories would be nice and there's no harm from mentioning it on Wikimed. As you probably know the scope of wikimed is not only in flux but hugely complicated (go to WikiProject med -> assessment -> scope). I'd be worried that a bot automatically tags articles that have been de-medified. With regard to categories, how do you merge them? I'd really like to merge the category scandals -> controversies (you may notice that the MMR article is tagged w/ both controversies AND scandals), the article sociologists -> medical anthropology, and the article jurisprudence -> law! Thoughts? LT90001 (talk) 22:15, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

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of course I removed the speedy. But please add some content. DGG ( talk ) 20:37, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

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  • I see this article disappeared - are deans not automatically notable? XOttawahitech (talk) 21:29, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

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@Ravendrop: thanks for notifying me. I have removed the wp:prod tag because five of the six WikiProjects that support this article have rated it High-importance. See talk:2012_Peachland_wildfire for further discussion. XOttawahitech (talk) 13:28, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

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(the above is the standard boilerplate for when an article is nominated for deletion.) I just wanted to note that just because a wiki-project ranks something as high importance doesn't mean it cannot be nominated for deletion as it still must pass WP:GNG and any applicable project notability guidelines (of which I could find none). Ravendrop 03:14, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

@Ravendrop: more at User_talk:DGG#2012_Peachland_wildfire. XOttawahitech (talk) 19:35, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

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Response re Plains_Technology_Company[edit]

Yes. Why - it's a company town reliably sourced to the Iranian census report, little different than many company towns in the US, kibutzes in Israel, etc. Why did you leave the message on my talk page? Carlossuarez46 (talk) 16:27, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

@Carlossuarez46: the reason I left the message User_talk:Carlossuarez46#Plains_Technology_Company on your talk page is because I thought you had created this article unintentionally. I am still confused - I guess from what you are saying there are towns in Iran that have official names such as Plains_Technology_Company, Persian Gulf Ship Building Complex, Poultry Cooperative Number 7 etc?
By the way, if kibutzes in Israel are synonymous with company towns there sould be a subcategory for them in Category:Company towns. XOttawahitech (talk) 19:18, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes. I could name them their Persian names (in the articles), but that doesn't help the English-language reader. As for kibbutzes, not all of them are industrial, some are purely agrarian and strive for self-sufficiency not for production for other consumers (although these may be more often termed Moshav) - I would inquire at WikiProject Israel for whether these are company towns or collectives which are owned solely by their inhabitants and whether that distinction makes a difference. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 17:25, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

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Missing Wikipedians+ failed wikiprojects[edit]

Hi, Ottawahitech,
Thanks for the thanks! I've spent a fair amount of time looking at Editors' User Pages, in the process of getting to know Wikipedia and its history better. So much drama over the past 12 years and most of what happened in the first three years isn't even documented!

But I come across a lot of inactive Wikipedia Editors who were active in some debate I'm reading up on or who worked hard on a WikiProject I'm interested in. I didn't realize there was a place where I could mention them until I stumbled into Missing Wikipedians. I'll try to add new names as I come across them.

I guess in some sense, a list like that doesn't add much to the encyclopedia. But I think it is useful to have a page someone can go to when he/she wonders, "Whatever happened to Elen?" or any other notable person who made an impact here but then decided to leave. Of course, as a relatively new active Editor, I won't know a lot of the context for departures so maybe you can elaborate if I'm unaware of what happened.

I hope that's okay and you'll see my additions as contributions. Happy editing! Liz Read! Talk! 00:06, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi Liz, Yes, I know you have done a lot of looking at editors pages. I "met" you a couple weeks ago, and was impressed with your knowledge. You seem to be everywhere, including areas rarely visited by others.
Since you know a lot more than I do, I hope you continue to share your findings with the community at missing wikipedians. I hope you find it as rewarding as I do. It is one of the few "non-content" areas I try to contribute to, and find new reasons for doing so all the time. Another editor user:Graham87 who is heavily involved in MW is very knowledgeable about things that happened long ago.
Please continue sharing your thoughts. Cheers, XOttawahitech (talk) 03:05, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Oh, Ottawahitech, I'm so embarrassed that I didn't recall talking with you before. My bad. I seem to have some extra time right now and I'm curious about how systems work so I've just tried to immerse myself into understanding Wikipedia governance, past disputes, projects that have been tried, projects that failed, that sort of thing. I'm trained in sociology so I like to understand organizations and Wikipedia is a very unique organization. Liz Read! Talk! 03:28, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
@Liz:, I have been (very)slowly building a category for wikiprojects which were featured on the Signpost. I will try to remember to keep an eye out for proects that have been tried out and failed. XOttawahitech (talk) 04:03, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
@Liz: Yes, I know a bit, about Wikipedia's early days, but even I occasionally discover old pages I haven't heard of before ... f there's anything I might be able to help you with, let me know. Graham87 12:24, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Great idea, Ottawahitech. Thanks for the offer, Graham87...I do have lots of questions but I'll try to organize my thoughts so they aren't too random. Liz Read! Talk! 13:04, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
@Liz: You may be interested in this: Wikipedia:Village_pump_(policy)#Why_do_the_Collaboration_areas_of_WikiProjects_always_fail.3F. XOttawahitech (talk) 18:26, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
Thank for alerting me, Ottawahitech...I use to study conflict within organizations so it is always interesting to me to read why some collaborations succeed while others fail to get off the ground. Liz Read! Talk! 18:48, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
hey @Liz: you probably alreay saw the Signpost wikiproject Special: Lessons from the dead and dying? XOttawahitech (talk) 15:22, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
No, Ottawahitech, I didn't see it. I read this weeks's Signpost but I didn't see this. I thought they had focused on a WikiProject about soap operas. Liz Read! Talk! 20:39, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
@Liz: oops sorry mea culpa. I should have provided the link to the Signpost wikiproject Special: Lessons from the dead and dying.
By the way, if you look at: Category:WikiProjects in The Signpost by name you will see more Special wikiproject reports called "Where are they now?" (which I think are features that run every year) that may also be of interest if you are still looking for information on projects that have been tried and projects that failed.
But, of course, the real expert here on wikiprojects is user:Mabeenot (who is probably way too busy to weigh in). XOttawahitech (talk) 14:18, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
We've featured hundreds of WikiProjects over the past six years, which you can browse in the archive. The "Where are they now?" feature is indeed a yearly review I put together for the first issue published in a new year, although it mostly focuses on projects we interviewed in the preceding year rather than an overall view of the WikiProject landscape. We've had a variety of specials including FAQs about WikiProjects, neglected parts of the world, the aforementioned lessons from dead projects, and a nice guide to reviving WikiProjects. Also take a look at the database dumps for the most-watched WikiProjects and the most active projects by edits to the project's pages. The folks at the WikiProject Council are also very knowledgeable. –Mabeenot (talk) 00:22, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject naming conventions[edit]

I don't know of any guideline that addresses titles of WikiProjects. In general titles in WP space are less important than titles in project space. --B2C 19:42, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

@B2C: thanks for the speedy response. I wonder why consistency in naming conventions is considered less important in non-article space. Inconsistency costs wasted editor time no matter which space. What do you think? XOttawahitech (talk) 19:50, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
I saw your post at User talk:Born2cycle#WikiProject naming conventions (version of 19:35, 11 October 2013), and I offer the following information.
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Category:Alice Munro[edit]

Category:Alice Munro, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Mike (talk) 16:49, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

@Mrfrobinson: I looked up the CFD you mention above and saw:"Nominator's rationale: Redundant category." The word redundant implies that there is another category which can replace this category, but you do not say which. Can you please explain? Thanks in advance, XOttawahitech (talk) 14:44, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Ottawahitech, it's best if you go to Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2013 October 12#Category:Alice Munro and make your argument there. Liz Read! Talk! 18:54, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
@Liz: Actually there is now more discussion about this nomination (and what preceded it) at Talk:Alice_Munro#Removal_of_category_Alice_Munro. XOttawahitech (talk) 19:23, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
Well, people should also go to CfD and weigh in because that's where decisions are made and not always by Editors who know a lot about the subjects (as no one is an expert on everything!). Liz Read! Talk! 20:06, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
@Liz: On October 14, 2013, I created a similar category: Category:Robert J. Shiller. The only difference between those two cats (I think) is that the latter :
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  • Is an American
So far no one has nominated this new cat for deletion. But if I post this to the CFD, previous experience indicates this cat will be deleted as well. XOttawahitech (talk) 19:44, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Well, I used to participate at CfD and there are plenty of dumb categories that should be deleted (like Category:Gas Stations in Topeka, Kansas) and there are other categories (like Category:Actors of Italian ethnicity) that I argued against deleting (it was deleted any way). Unfortunately, I'd estimate that only about a dozen Editors regularly participate at CfD and decide what gets deleted. That's why it's important for people who know something about the category subject to come in and either argue for or against deletion (or merging or renaming).
The biggest problem I see is that CfD usually looks at one category a time when every category are often part of one or more larger taxonomies of categories. So, while an Editor may not like Category:African-American football players, it's one part of the parent Category: African-American sportspeople. It shouldn't be considered in isolation. Liz Read! Talk! 20:49, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
"It shouldn't be considered in isolation" - Bingo! XOttawahitech (talk) 23:21, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

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I left a note on the talkpage of the article with the following text, but I guess no one reads talkpages anymore? XOttawahitech (talk) 16:04, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

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  • @Mrfrobinson: Thanks for letting me know and sorry for taking so long to reply. My time on Wikipedia is limited and I do get overwhelmed quite often.
Back to your nomination, I see that on the same day, on the same "discussion" page, Johnpacklambert also nominated another one of “my categories for deletion, but he did not notify me that this category is up for deletion. XOttawahitech (talk) 15:48, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

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I saw you complained (forgot where) about the CFD process; I agree it is mostly populated by a set of insiders, but anyone is welcome and by use of twinkle (which I do) anyone who creates the cat is usually notified and invited to participate; in addition, if you tag categories with relevant wikiprojects - and those wikiprojects have the proper discussion tracking settings, those wikiprojects will also be informed of the discussion - you should also feel free to drop a note on the page of those relevant projects to bring in more participants. That said, please don't take it personally if a cat you created is put up for deletion; I do a fair amount of category work, and the problem with categories is they are very easy to create but rather hard to maintain, so I'm actually a bit of a deletionist at heart. I don't think we should have too many fine-grained categories, and I've noticed you've created a lot of "women in X" categories which are ok, but also have a tendency to ghettoize if not handled very carefully. If you're interested I could show you some work I've been exploring around category intersection which could possibly eliminate the need for thousands of categories and make all of this much more maintainable in the long run.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 15:30, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Todayifoundout.com[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of One hour delivery[edit]

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A tag has been placed on One hour delivery, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising that only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become an acceptable page. Please read the general criteria for speedy deletion, particularly item G11, as well as the guidelines on spam.

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I tried to follow the instructions you left above, but still could not save this article from deletion.
I have "known" you for a while and don’t think you believe I am a spammer who gets paid to advertise products on Wikipedia(?) However, the automated message you left above would lead one to believe this is exactly what you meant. Other editors may find this type of message rather insulting. XOttawahitech (talk) 02:45, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Sorry 'bout that, but it seemed to be the most appropriate template in the circumstances. PKT(alk) 17:12, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
@PKT: Thanks for replying. I am still not clear -- are you saying that the article:
  • Was blatant advertising?
  • Was advertising but not blatant?
  • Should not be in Wikipedia, but was not advertising?
  • Something else? XOttawahitech (talk)
@PKT: To confuse the issue even more, I see that the admin who deleted this article, user:NawlinWiki used this CSD criteria for the deletion: A10: Recently created article that duplicates an existing topic. So I am still not clear – was this article deleted because it was:
  • Unambiguous advertising, or because
  • It duplicates an existing topic (and if so where is the duplicate?)
Seems to me those two reasons are mutually exclusive, no? XOttawahitech (talk) 21:39, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
Well, I tagged it because it wasn't a good idea for an article. Maybe it could be mentioned in the article for whatever company it was that started offering it the service, but not as a standalone article. That's like having an article for "30 minutes or it's free" (which, btw, redirects you to a section of Domino's Pizza). So, then I'm left with a question of what template to use, and since it was a business service of a sort, the g11 criterion was the closest fit. PKT(alk) 03:09, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for the prompt welcome to Wikipedia. Can you please tell me what additional information will provide enough context to satisfy Wikpedia rules for inclusion?
Just in case you don’t know I am a volunteer on Wikipedia and my time here is very limited (unfortunately). Thanks in advance, XOttawahitech (talk) 16:53, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Alright, but keep in mind while writing articles, that one sentence is usually too short. Try to spend more effort on providing information, categorizing etc. while creating articles. Regards, Alex discussion 18:03, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

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Ack; I didn't realize this one was yours; I'm not trying to pick on you I promise, I was actually going after the subcat that I came across under Category:Women by rank but felt the parent had to go as well. Anyway, sorry for the flood of noms.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 06
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Wow, Obi-Wan Kenobi, that is a helluva lot of CfD notices! I hope I never go to my own talk page and see a sight like this. Liz Read! Talk! 01:58, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
it was a whole sub-tree that started blooming and I felt was duplicative and in violation of WP:EGRS. Wikipedia:Twinkle does those automatically, so I never even I know who started the categories...anyway, sorry for the talk page spam. It is weird that Ottawa doesn't come to CFD though.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 14:06, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
@Obiwankenobi: (hi @Liz:) Ideally ottawahitech would love to be able to participate in every interesting discussion happening on wiki. Unfortunately this is not possible because there are only 24 hours in a day, 7 days a week, etc. So I try instead to set priorities – and wp:CfDs are way down the list. BTW it would help me greatly if you would at least wikilink all the jargon (EGRS, Twinkle etc) you use so often, so I don’t have to spend 20 minutes every time I see a comment from you chasing down elusive info. XOttawahitech (talk) 17:20, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
Understood, will try to wikilink more often. In any case, if these are categories you created, it shouldn't take too long to show up and share why you think they should be kept. It's a bit odd to be building a list of categories that get deleted and saying how worrying it is, but then not showing up to defend them. I just looked at your contrib history and it seems you create a lot of women-specific categories - what is your goal in doing so? I'm not convinced that they are always useful, especially if left unpopulated (as many you have created are) - because they give a mistaken impression. I remember someone once quoted that we had more women porn stars than women poets, but it was simply not true - it's just many women poets weren't so classified. If we have Category:Women X that only has 3 elements in it, then people may think there aren't many women in that field. It's also extremely complex to correctly populate non-diffusing categories, as the algorithm linked on my homepage illustrates, so I think we should be cautious in general about creating more gendered categories as many of them just end up ghettoizing or are massively underused for years at a time.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 18:28, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians[edit]

Hi, Ottawahitech, since you were awarded for your diligent work caring for the lost wikipedians page, I feel I should ask you if User:Foroa should be added to the list. He stopped editing on July 27, 2012 on commons and then gradually stopped on the other wiki's. Emails sent remain unanswered and in the meantime, the email option has been removed from his userpage. Do you have any suggestion? Thank you for your time. Lotje (talk) 06:43, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi @Lotje:
Thanks for visiting my talkpage -- I don’t remember "meeting " you before? I see from your talkpage that you are interested in Flow and I would be greatful if you would share your knowledge at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Breakfast#Want_to_be_a_guinea_pig_for_Flow.3F
As far as Missing wikipedians is concerned, I am just one of the many who contribute to the page, so if the page itself does not answer your question, you should probably post it on the talkpage at wp miss. Hopes this helps. XOttawahitech (talk) 15:11, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Zulily[edit]

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Hi @Konveyor Belt: it is not clear to me what will make this article which is about a company offering deals for mothers, babies and kids "important". What needs to be added to satisfy a7 criteria on Wikipedia? I would apprecxiate it if you can add the missing piece since I must log off. Thanks in advance, XOttawahitech (talk) 20:05, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
To make it assert notability you have to show it is well known or famous in some way and not just some other company, for example a new article about it or something. KonveyorBelt 20:06, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

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Flow[edit]

Why do I have to create an account - I should be able to use my global account surely? I do have 2 requirements - that I can watchlist a whole page, not just a section, and that searching a page is at least as easy as it is now. I hated liquid threads. Dougweller (talk) 17:49, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

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Not missing[edit]

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Category:Internet woman personalities[edit]

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Category:Women designers[edit]

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@Mark Arsten: I see that Category:Canadian women designers has been deleted by you even though the CfD is still in progress. Just curious to find out why. Thanks in advance. XOttawahitech (talk) 15:06, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
I deleted it because the page creator had requested speedy deletion and the category was empty. Feel free to restore it if you need to based on usage etc. Mark Arsten (talk) 16:57, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

whoah[edit]

Just saw this [4]. Seriously, can you slow down on this? The wiki would be much better off, IMHO, if you focused on filling up existing categories, and getting rid of ones that didn't work, instead of creating women + whatever then adding one article to each. I don't want you to feel like I'm picking on you, because I'm not, but I'm of a mind to nominate the bulk of those for deletion. The vast majority are last-rung categories and in violation of WP:EGRS.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 21:11, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

I strongly second Obi's comments. Also, edits like this[5] are clearly wrong per WP:COP#N. What are you trying to achieve? Are you being disruptive? DexDor (talk) 21:40, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
You said (here) "I ... do not understand why I am being acused of being disruptive". You create unnecessary categories (example) and categorize articles incorrectly. Continuing to do so after reverts and messages from many editors is, IMO, verging on being disruptive. DexDor (talk) 17:02, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedia personalities[edit]

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This week's article for improvement[edit]

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Arches were used in Ancient Roman architecture to build aqueducts, such as the Aqueduct of Segovia

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Missing Wikipedians[edit]

I often see your name appear in my watchlist on Missing Wikipedians. Thank you for all the work you do there in ensuring that people who used to be frequent and/or influential editors don't get forgotten. Best. Acalamari 22:27, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Nintendo litigation[edit]

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Kinneret Savitsky[edit]

Please have a look at this discussion that I have started. —Ynhockey (Talk) 21:44, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Health care in Russia[edit]

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@Obi, Thanks for letting me know - I have contested. However, just to let you know I do not appreciate your taking every opportunity to nominate "my categories" for deletion on such a regular basis. XOttawahitech (talk) 14:12, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
I don't usually look at who created a category. This one hit my Watchlist as one of the articles you moved was on my Watchlist. There was a consensus a while back that separating health from healthcare wasn't worthwhile at a country level, as healthcare produces health and there's no clear divide between the two from a categorization perspective nor in the literature. It's ultimately too finnicky a line to try to split. Is a vaccination campaign health or healthcare? What about a public health agency that does clinical outreach? The simplification we brought about is much better in my opinion - previously it was a hodge lodge with no definable difference between the two categories. I'd rather we not get into recreating all of these, so speedy was the way to go since consensus was already formed last year.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 15:34, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

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Thanks for Thanking me. I am happy you appreciate my edits. ZSpeed (talk) 13:46, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

WP:OWN[edit]

Your statement 'Contributions such as the ones added by User: Pechmerle (and others) is what changed this article from its very humble beginnings to the source of information it is today drawing over 20,000 reader views to wikipedia every month. Can you match that? Sounds very much like '"Do not make such changes or comments until you have significantly edited or written work of this quality."' Which is listed here....William 15:25, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Allen Wastler for deletion[edit]

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Rather unusual AfD in my experience. It was closed early by user: Mark Arsten saying "The result was delete" even though the only participant in the discussion voted Keep. It continued with this rationale: "Deleted by Callanecc (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) under G12 (copyvio)". Problem is there was no copyvio in my opinion.
Both admins will be invited to participate here. XOttawahitech (talk) 23:24, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I didn't delete the article, but I saw that it had been deleted so I closed the discussion (as there's no point in leaving the discussion open once it's been deleted). If you're convinced there was no copyvio and Callanecc disagrees, then this would make a good WP:DRV issue. Let me know if you have any questions, Mark Arsten (talk) 23:31, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
I've restored the page, not 100% sure what I was looking at but it's not blatant so I've restored it. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 08:02, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

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Allen Wastler[edit]

No longer works for CNN. There are multiple articles that say was a CNN editor. You fix it. I'm watching a hockey game....William 01:07, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

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Signpost traffic report[edit]

If you're going to demean my integrity in public, I'd appreciate it if you could at least respond to my defence. Unless you were merely trolling. Serendipodous 19:50, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

@Serendipodous: Since you are a reporter and I am a mere reader who made a comment in the article-comment-section, I am not sure if your message above is appropriate?
Having said this, your comment at the signpost seemed more like a retort than a question that required an answer. XOttawahitech (talk) 16:39, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Category:Universities established in 1987[edit]

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Category:Universities and colleges by year of establishment[edit]

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Category: Woman janitors[edit]

Hello Ottawahitech -

Please accept my abject apologies for taking so long to respond to you. I deleted this category as (a) it was empty, (b) it was not named consistent with other similar categories ("Woman" as opposed to "Women"), (c) it is extremely unlikely that any woman will be specifically notable for being a janitor and (d) the artificial subcategorization of women within a category is poor practice and shows an inherent systemic bias unless men within a category are similarly subcategorized. As it is, Category:Janitors has few members, several of whom do not meet the criteria for membership (I'm going to clean it up now); subcategorizing a single woman who, in this case, didn't even meet inclusion criteria, was unnecessary and rendered the subcategory unreasonable. Risker (talk) 06:05, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

@Risker: Thanks for responding:
  • (a) the reason the category was empty is that the nominator emptied it before nominating.
  • (b)- (d) are all good arguments to be used in a wp:CfD, but not for deleting through a speedy, especially one which was contested. XOttawahitech (talk) 16:19, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
To the best of my knowledge it was not contested at the time of deletion. The category showed up in the CSD list. Risker (talk) 16:44, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
@Risker: Are you saying Category: Woman janitors showed up in Category:Speedy deletion? Is it common for categories to be listed for deletion alongside regular articles? XOttawahitech (talk) 16:57, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes, that's where I found it; I was doing speedy deletions when I deleted this one. It's not uncommon to have categories there, particularly unpopulated categories, although I wouldn't say that's in the top-10 CSD reasons. Risker (talk) 17:09, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Category:Chapter 9 bankruptcies[edit]

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Happy New Year Ottawahitech![edit]

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Ways to improve Christine M. Day[edit]

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You asked on the help desk[edit]

Where is the confusion? Talk pages are for discussion about how to improve the article. It's suggested that when a conversation goes off-topic, it's hatted. This conversation doesn't belong there in the first place. What good are you doing by leaving it there and hatting it? --Onorem (talk) 17:00, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

@Onorem: If you agree that off-topic posts should be hatted then why do you continue to revert my hats? XOttawahitech (talk) 20:15, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
I don't agree that they should be hatted...and basically nobody else did either. It was pretty clear from the discussions that removing the off-topic nonsense was the correct course of action. --Onorem (talk) 20:19, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Yahoo[edit]

You don't need to over-reference it either, but it damn sure was an edit war where you were adding back unreferenced information. Thank you for adding a source this time around. --Onorem (talk) 19:44, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

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@Arunsingh16: The message above is confusing and contradictory. For example how can this article be: very short and also have no content whatsoever at the same time? Would you kindly help me figure out what will satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion. Thanks in advance, XOttawahitech (talk) 19:44, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
I've also left a response on the article's talk page and on the talk page of the user who nominated the article for speedy deletion. I have declined the speedy deletion nomination.--Slon02 (talk) 19:47, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
  • The article has only eight words including name with no mention of why is he notable. Cheers AKS 05:57, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

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Removing speedy deletion templates[edit]

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  • Before you start wondering, the message above says a page you have created yourself. I am aware that the page was created by someone else and what I have posted above is a standard message using a template. FYI. Cheers AKS
@Arunsingh16: the correct template to notify someone that you have nominated an article for deletion after they have removed a speedy is {{subst:AfD-notice|article name|AfD discussion title}}, and the template you used above is wholly inappropriate since it implies that Ottawa did something wrong. VQuakr (talk) 07:55, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
  • VQuakr, well this user did remove the template. Check here. Thanks for sharing the template with me, I knew that the earlier template did not convey full message and hence I had posted a clarification as well. However, the discussion is about a WP:CSD and not WP:AfD tag being removed. Trust this clarifies. Cheers AKS 08:01, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
@Arunsingh16: I will follow up on your talk page since this really doesn't need to clutter Ottawa's. In short, your original CSD nomination was ill-considered, Ottawa's removal of the template was correct, and your template here was an inappropriate warning. VQuakr (talk) 01:13, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Category:CNBC women[edit]

Category:CNBC women, which you created, has been nominated for deletion. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 14:00, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Please my comment at that CFD discussion, which concludes that you were been warned before "not to continue creating categories which are likely to be deleted, so it is frustrating to see that this category was created by Ottawahitech only a few days ago. There is a WP:IDHT problem here, which is getting into territory of tendentious and disruptive editing. I hope that the creator will draw back before sanctions are imposed".
Please take this as a warning, before formal dispute resolution mechanisms are invoked. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 14:09, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Note that the nominated Category:CNBC women has now been deleted, and that CFds on the other related categories have also been closed as delete. This is fairly clear evidence of a persistent consensus that such categories should not be created. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 05:18, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Question regarding categorization of Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act[edit]

@BrownHairedGirl: If your intention, and that of obi&dexdor, is to stop me from creating new categories and drive me away from editing Wikipedia categories, then you have succeeded. If on the other hand, you want to gain my cooperation, then your approach (stick rather than carrot) fails miserably. I am not the only wp:CFD participant who is being driven away from category work. See for example:User_talk:Ottawahitech#Category:Alice Munro.

Where can an editor ask the community which categories should be created? For example we need a category for including American legislation that requires international participation to succeed. Having a proper category tree will go a long way in preventing two articles on the same legislation develop independently See for example:

XOttawahitech (talk) 20:37, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Ottawahitech. For info, I don't generally go looking through users contributions for bad categories they've created and don't think I've ever done so in your case. BHG or Obi may do so (and I wouldn't criticise them for it), but I come across many bad categories in other ways and I don't generally see who created a category until after I've decided to CFD it.
The best place to ask whether other editors agree with a proposed new categorization scheme is to ask at WT:CATP and also possibly inform the relevant topic wikiproject (or vice-versa).
There are many opportunities for creating new categories that would improve Wikipedia (and hence would not be deleted). For example a while ago I found that there were quite a lot of articles in Category:Military trucks so I created subcats such as Category:Military trucks of the United States (like existing categories such as Category:Combat vehicles of Austria) and moved articles down into that subcategory. Most/all of those articles were also in Category:Military vehicles of the United States so when I edited the articles I was generally replacing 2 category tags by one (more specific) category tag. An example of a category that's on my list for similar treatment is Category:Fishkeeping - it would benefit from having subcats for things like fishkeeping organizations, fishkeeping equipment, fishkeeping magazines. Category:Nautical terms currently contains (directly) 297 articles many/most of which should be moved to a more appropriate category (when I did a similar exercise for "Aviation terminology" it resulted in the creation of several categories - e.g. Category:Aircraft navigation). I could go through my (off-wiki) notes and find more suggestions for new categories - what sort of topics are you interested in? I've created many such categories (100s?) and only a handful have gone to CFD (and then generally for rename rather than delete/upmerge). I also suggest that if you want to create useful categories that you work on improving categorization of concept articles - rather than adding new cats to biographical articles.
Regarding detection of duplicate (and content fork) articles - I agree that it's one of the important uses of categorization (I've come across several), but having too many unnecessary categories actually hinders that. For example, If "Acme employees" category has subcats for "Acme engineers" and "Acme managers" etc then creating an "Acme women" category means that the "Jane Doe" article may be in the managers category while the "Jane A. Doe" article is in the women category. I hope you find this helpful. DexDor (talk) 06:22, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
  • I was brought here by your improper use of talk back (that implies I left you a message here). I understand your frustration however your mass creation of categories has put on you a lot of people's radar. It almost appears at an attempt to create as many mainspace edits as possible. By creating very vague categories, categories that add "+ women" and categories with poor defining characteristics it only dilutes your contribution to Wikipedia and makes you feel like this. A large majority of your category additions should be deleted. I am sorry if you don't like the truth but it is what it is. Mike (talk) 16:29, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Hi Ottawa. I resent the accusation that I am trying to drive you away from categorization, and I have rarely trolled your contribs (instead, I see your additions of cats to articles I watch and then I react, or I come across them in other discussions - like the homeschooling one for example). Like others who have posted above, I find it odd that you are "shooting the messenger" - eg blaming those who nominate your categories for discussion - you should ask yourself, why are my cats being deleted in the first place? Perhaps your idea of a valid category is different than the current consensus. I have also seen several of your cats at cfd that were duplicates - and yet you still complain that your contribs are deleted, even if they duplicated existing cats?? Since you seem to take it badly when cats are deleted, allow me to suggest that you bring new ideas for significant category schemes to relevant talk pages and get rough consensus before creating - especially brand new schemes which have the potential to impact thousands of articles like (Women by organization). Filling out existing schemes is different, and you'll find that when you've done that they have rarely been put before cfd. You should also take time to defend your cats at cfd, it's rather passive aggressive to keep a running tally of all your deleted cats and accuse me and others of driving you away from cats, but not deign to visit cfd and tell us the purpose of these cats that you created! Thanks for all of your contribs and I hope you'll continue, just please try to learn from the past which sort of cats get deleted.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 04:36, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
Let's take a specific example which you reference above. You state that we need a cat to avoid recreation of duplicate articles, but why? And what, exactly, is globalization legislation? What is the intended scope? You created a category that you clearly feel is needed, but I have no idea looking at it what it means or what is supposed to go in it. Is such legislation regularly referred to in this way? I feel cats should be full, or deleted. A category with only a few articles in it is next to useless IMHO, so if we create categories we should fill them up as well.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 04:40, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Ottawa, your suggestion that I want to "stop me from creating new categories and drive me away from editing Wikipedia categories" is not just misplaced; it is an assumption of bad faith. I am sure that you well understand the difference between a request "stop doing X" and a request to "stop doing it this way".
All I want you to do is to remember that decisions on Wikipedia are made by consensus, and to respect consensus-forming processes. That means that:
  1. when a discussion is underway about a particular type of category, allow that discussion to conclude before doing more of whatever is discussed there
  2. when the discussion is closed, respect the consensus which has been formed. That doesn't mean you have to agree with consensus, just that you accept that a decision has been made
You claim that I am using stick rather than carrot. What sort of carrot do you want? --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 18:40, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
@BrownHairedGirl: If there is any bad faith involved here it is not mine.
As far as carrots are concerned here are a couple of ideas:
  • Any positive re-inforcement of the work I do as an unpaid volunteer at Wikipedia – such as addressing the question I asked above
  • Adding material (as opposed to removing it) to articles, categories, etc. that I am working on
XOttawahitech (talk) 15:45, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Ottawa, a little tip. It is not helpful, in my mind, to call yourself an unpaid volunteer in the way you just did, as it makes it seem like you're talking to your employer - but you're not. You're talking to another unpaid volunteer. We're all in the same boat here. I will make an effort to thank you for the good work you do, for my part.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 15:52, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Ottawa, you assumed that my intent was to drive you away from category work. That's an ABF interpretation of substantive concerns about your edits, where there has been a consistent consensus that your approach was inappropriate.
As to your point about being a volunteer, Obi beat me to it, and he's right. We are all unpaid volunteers, so waving that status around is at best pointless, and at worst offensive. (Are you more unpaid than anyone else?)
Different editors work on different things. I don't expect you to work on the things I choose to do, so please don't expect me to follow your priorities.
Sometimes any editor may see that something another has done (or is doing) appears problematic, or outside an existing consensus. It's a very important part of the collaborative process that all editors are open to someone else coming along and challenging our work. It helps us all to improve as editors and to improve Wikipedia, and it should be seen as a positive rather than a negative.
As to the question asked above, can you see now how the way you asked it has been counterproductive? By wrapping it in a complaint about the conduct of other editors, your substantive question has been lost in a procedural discussion. The two issues should have been kept separate, and conflating them in one thread doesn't work. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 01:30, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Succession Box listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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@John Vandenberg: Thanks for letting me know. Unfortunately I am unable to respond in a timely manner and it appears that this redirect has already been deleted. Since I do not remember what my involvement with it was – can you please tell me if I created it so that I can include it in the correct area of User:Ottawahitech/deletions. Thanks in advance, XOttawahitech (talk) 16:00, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi, yes it was created by yourself as a redirect to Wikipedia:WikiProject Succession Box Standardization, and that was your only edit to the now deleted page. John Vandenberg (chat) 16:09, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Neighborcity article[edit]

User Ottawahitech, I have a good rating on the real etate information website and app, Neighborcity, so I'm not inclined to edit the article because of my potential tie to the entity. NeighborCity is also in a landmark antitrust lawsuit with the National Association of Realtors and the Multiple Listing Service that realtors post real estate ads to. This subject deserves coverage when people search for the NeighborCity lawsuit because it impacts the one and a half million real estate agents, brokers and commercial agents of which I am one, and then the millions of homebuyers each year who are likely to be impacted if the association ends up with evaluations and ratings of all of its member-brokers and agents.

If there is a problem with the litigation section, or other sections of this page, then why not fix it? If a salaried marketing assistant or intern at the company or a hired person wrote the article in the first place, write over their work like the last 12 months of editors have. I saw the link User Rybec posted, and it doesn't look like the page creator was actually blocked until months after the article was created. I'd like to see increased interest in the Neighborcity lawsuit, not less.64.182.119.244 (talk) 18:11, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Category:People who have been homeschooled[edit]

Category:People who have been homeschooled, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 02:23, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Wp breakfast listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Just noting that Wp council and Wp wer which I created are also nominated for the same fate in the same discussion, sigh.... XOttawahitech (talk) 14:47, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Archiving needed[edit]

Hi Ottawahitech

This talk page is far too long, which makes it difficult to use. Please will you archive it?

Doing this manually may be a bit tedious, so you may prefer to set up automated archiving. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 21:07, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

@Ottawahitech:, I second BHG's suggestion to archive this page, with 300 entries it is quite long and takes a long time to load and is difficult to manage esp on a mobile device. I can set up automated archiving if you wish to get rid of old discussions and show you how to tweak the settings, let me know and I'll be happy to get it set up - we could even try to set up archive indexing, if the bot is still running, since you have so many entries an index may be of help. Best, --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 03:44, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

List of WikiProjects featured in the Signpost listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Deletion of Decade of Darkness[edit]

Hi, last year you supported (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Decade_of_Darkness) keeping a Wiki page describing the "Decade of Darkness" period in the Canadian Forces and Canadian government. The page was deleted last year because it was labelled an "attack page."

In 2014, I re-created the page with new references which show the importance and notability of the term. Once again it was speedily deleted with little chance for discussion.

There is a deletion review page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Deletion_review/Log/2014_January_18#18_January_2014

I would appreciate your support. ARMY101 (talk) 15:37, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

@ARMY101: Thanks for letting me know. I rarely participate in deletion discussions (too busy trying to add something constructive here) and I did not even remember I participated in Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Decade_of_Darkness - but I sure did :-) I also left a talkpage message for user:Canoe1967 in this regard since I see he also participated in that discussion. Unfortunately he has not been very active at wikipedia lately. XOttawahitech (talk) 16:42, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Maria Sastre[edit]

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Yahoo Answers[edit]

Re your question on Yahoo Answers page re including it in in list of sites with more than 100 million users - When a site claims "X million users" that really is "X million visitors" which is the daily visitors number multiplied by 7 or 30 or 365, whatever period they're talking about. A lot of it obviously would be the same users returning daily. "X million visits" would be a truer way of putting it. OF course for sites that don't require membership to use, eg any news site, this is the only way to measure their usage.

If you have Comscore or Alexa membership you should be able to find traffic figures; otherwise there's none published that I know of. I believe both count yahoo.com only, but give a % breakdown for the major sub-domains, so you can work it out from there. I can tell you from internal sources that they're counting about 25 million monthly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.131.62.115 (talk) 21:18, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Category:People in Voice over IP[edit]

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Category:Globalization legislation[edit]

Category:Globalization legislation, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Meclee (talk) 16:04, 23 January 2014 (UTC) Thank you for your contributions to WikiProject Globalization. The new category above was a bit broad and somewhat misleading, as there are currently no organizations that can create global legislation. The two articles listed were US laws related to globalization of the workforce, so it seemed better to classify them as such. Kind regards, Meclee (talk) 16:15, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

@Meclee: FATCA which is one of the articles erroneously moved to Category:United States workforce policies is American legislation which requires foreign nationals to report their financial accounts, and foreign financial institutions to report to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about their clients at their own cost. XOttawahitech (talk) 16:26, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the correction. I moved it to Category:United States economic policy. Meclee (talk) 16:36, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
@Meclee: Shouldn't this be discussed in Wp:WikiProject Globalization? XOttawahitech (talk) 16:41, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
If you wish. Regards, Meclee (talk) 16:49, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Note:facta applies only to US citizens and accounts held by us citizens abroad. A French national would be unaffected by this by my reading. This is an American law (though a French bank would have to comply or suffer withholding penalties for its clients)--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 17:14, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
@Obiwankenobi: your comment above does not belong on my talk page -- please discusss on the appropriate talkpage. XOttawahitech (talk) 14:38, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

red link[edit]

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FATCA[edit]

Please stop adding FATCA to the pages of individual banks. Not only is this now disruptive but it borders on pushing a point of view. Mrfrobinson (talk) 16:36, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

@Mrfrobinson: I assume you are referring to your reversions of material I added here:
As you probably know by now, I am not very familiar with wiki-policy. Would you be kind enough to explain to me why adding material to wikipedia is considered disruptive? I have already replied to your assumption in regards to "pushing a point" at Talk:Royal_Bank_of_Canada#FATCA. XOttawahitech (talk) 06:42, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
You have been adding the same information about FATCA to various articles. While yes FATCA MAY affect customers at these banks it is not appropriate to quote another country's laws in Canadian bank articles. Further using edit summaries and comments about the IRS getting Canadian's info is evidence of you not having a NPOV or having an agenda. Please provide a rational on why these articles should have this information included instead of asking why it shouldn't be. If you continue to post this information to articles without this information a RFC will be opened on this for community discussion on your actions and FATCA. Mrfrobinson (talk) 15:14, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
I don't understand why you think you can include information into articles without providing any rationale and then reverting them asking for why they should be deleted. Furthermore, you seem to apply this mentality to all your editing and anytime your edits are reverted you restore them and demand to know why they can't be included. Since I am at two revertions of your Scotia Bank edits I am asking you to stop adding FATCA to every article you think it applies to and use some common sense. Mrfrobinson (talk) 18:00, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

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@Mendaliv: Looks like this article has already been deleted from Wikipedia by user: Anthony Bradbury. This is a slap in the face for me and the other article contributors who have all spent time trying in good faith to add notable information regarding a woman who is very often quoted in the press. What was the hurry? Why did this not go to wp:AfD? Thanks in advance. XOttawahitech (talk) 20:29, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
You failed to indicate the importance or significance of the subject. You need to do so. There was no rush to deletion. You created this article at least two months ago and from all indication had moved on to writing other things. Merely being quoted in the press does not make a person notable. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 20:39, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
@Mendaliv: Small correction: it is not I who failed to indicate the importance or significance of the subject – I do not own this article.The failure is shared between all contributors here (and that includes you as one who edited it as well).
To be honest I did not know that there is a requirement to show that a subject of an article is wp:important, in addition to being wp:notable. I thought it was sufficient to demonstrate the subject is notable by providing several secondary reliable sources relating to the person. Is there a policy describing what important means here?
But anyway, since you say I (we) need to show Sucharita Mulpuru is important, can you help change the wording to make her sound important? Thanks in advance, XOttawahitech (talk) 14:36, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
You chose to create it. No, you don't own the article, but in choosing to create it, you do bear some responsibility when it comes to explaining/proving why the article should exist. It's nobody else's job to fix what you created. They are welcome to if they are so inclined, but they aren't obligated to. I'm confused about at what kind of research you're actually doing here. --Onorem (talk) 14:43, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
@Onorem: Believe me, I feel responsible. To the point of going around and around in circles, trying to explain to others that the behavior displayed on my talkpage is driving away not just me (who is no great loss to wikipedia), but many other editors and potential editors whom you may want to keep. XOttawahitech (talk) 14:57, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
Who is being driven away? Who do you think randomly comes to your talkpage and sees these conversations? I don't want you to be driven away. I'd much rather see you focus on creating and keeping good articles around. It seems to me that you want to study the processes of the wiki like they are set in stone and easily defined. They aren't. Go with the flow. Make it better. (I'm saying this as someone who has slowly been quitting over the last couple years. I'm still hanging on. I still believe in the project. The behind the scenes nonsense is just getting too political for my tastes and I wind up logging out angry.) --Onorem (talk) 15:05, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
I'd generally echo what Onorem has said here. If you're going to go through all the trouble of creating an article, you need to do more than say who the person is and throw in a couple links to token mentions of that person's name in the news. As in my delete !vote in the Henry Yu AfD, contributions like these may underrepresent the actual significance of the subject to such an extent that they violate WP:BLP. For instance, I seem to recall one of your articles being about a female executive in a major corporation, and that's all you say. But if you look a little farther, you'd note that said person's role at that corporation had only just begun, and that she had a substantial career prior to then that could and should have been discussed, and if she were notable, you'd be violating WP:UNDUE not to discuss. And while I understand that there is no deadline with respect to completeness, you need to put forth something more substantial when it comes to BLPs. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 17:22, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Creating stubs about living persons[edit]

@Mendaliv: I guess what you are saying above is that stubs about living persons must provide enough information about their subject so that Wikipedia is not accused of misrepresenting them? This is a novel thought and one I have not seen a policy about – but then, as I have already said, I am not a wiki-plicy expert. Can you help me out? XOttawahitech (talk) 15:18, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Primarily it's a matter of WP:NPOV, specifically WP:DUE. That is, "All articles must adhere to NPOV, fairly representing all majority and significant-minority viewpoints published by reliable sources, in rough proportion to the prominence of each view." Where BLP comes in is just how much more important it is to affirmatively follow this policy. I won't say it's an absolute, or that there's a hard-and-fast minimum that you need to reach when creating an article, however. All that said, I feel very confident that there are minimum standards for a BLP, just that they may not have yet been codified in a specific policy or guideline. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 16:13, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

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Nomination of Pincus v. Yahoo! Inc. for deletion[edit]

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Your contributed article, FATCA agreement between Canada and the United States[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of S&P Municipal Bond Index[edit]

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On the other hand, articles which make no attempt to show they meet WP:N are going to get deleted sooner or later. Rather than beating your head against a brick wall, you would be behooved to consider including independent reliable sources; not just to avoid deletion hassles (and possibly losing your work), but sources also provide extra reading material for readers and increase their trust in the article - they really do make the article better. (Sources are also handy for other editors looking to expand and/or copyedit articles). WilyD 09:49, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of S&P Municipal Bond Index for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of FATCA agreement between Canada and the United States for deletion[edit]

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February 2014[edit]

Please stop your disruptive editing, as you did at Royal Bank. Your edits have been reverted or removed.

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Thank you[edit]

Thank you for your interest in the new article I created, Chicago Options Associates. I've responded to your query, at Talk:Chicago Options Associates. Cheers, — Cirt (talk) 21:41, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

@Cirt: Nice to see some friendly folk here. XOttawahitech (talk) 01:32, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
Oh, my pleasure, thank you! — Cirt (talk) 04:06, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Brown Bobby[edit]

You rated this 'top importance', which I can't understand. I ran across this at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Breakfast#Article assessment. Dougweller (talk) 20:52, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

@Dougweller: Thanks for noticing and letting me know. I do not rate articles, so this must have been a copy&paste boo-boo, now corrected. Are you rating breakfast articles, if so all power to you! XOttawahitech (talk) 01:33, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
I was pretty sure it was an error and that you wouldn't have done that. Nope, not rating articles, just taking part in a test of FLOW. Not impressed so far, more concerned. Dougweller (talk) 09:17, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
@Dougweller: Not impressed is an understatement in my case. It is so bad i don't even know where to start, or how to explain my thoughts without spending a whole lot of time on it. It is like going to see an art exhibition by a famous painter and finding kindergarten exhibits instead. XOttawahitech (talk) 08:49, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

For your interesting question at my RfA. I have left a reply there, --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:37, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Article deletion[edit]

Deletion of an article is not intended to be a slap in the face, and you really should not regard it as such. I harbor no ill feeling towards you, or indeed to any other editor here, but if we allow sub-standard articles to remain because of the lack of knowledge of Wikipedia guidelines on the part of the author, then we will inevitably see a gradual degradation in the standard of the encyclopedias. If you have not as yet seen five pillars may I suggest that you take a look at them? Incidentally, this article went un-noticed for some long time before it was nominated for deletion. If you arrange to watch your pages, which you can do by clicking on the star icon at the top of the page, then by keeping an eye on the watchlist - also at the top of your page - then you will see if anyone has adding anything to the article, including a deletion tag. seeing the tag will give you more time to either contest the deletion or improve the article. If you need more help do not hesitate to ask on my talk page. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 17:36, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

@Anthony Bradbury: Thank you for the advice. However, since you imply that I contravened the wp:5 pillars, would you be kind enough to point me to the specific pillar and tell me where I broke the rules. Thanks in advance, XOttawahitech (talk) 14:33, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Health insurance marketplace government officials[edit]

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Flow feedback[edit]

Hi. I saw your comments at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Breakfast, and just wanted to let you know that I'm happy to get feedback on my talkpage, as a last resort. ;) If nothing else, I can point you towards existing/specific threads.

Re: linking to topics on that page: For each topic, and each post, there's a "..." (dot-dot-dot) icon in the upper-right. [It's a very faint grey at the moment. There's a darker/larger icon coming soon.] Click that, to see the 'action menu', which contains permalinks, history, and more (with more to come). The permalinks are full-urls, which is a change from what we're used to, but they won't ever break (even if the topic is moved/archived, or the title changed) which is good. [That's the brief summary. More details available if wanted.]

Let me know if you have any other questions or comments. Thanks. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 23:34, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

@Quiddity (WMF): Thanks for taking the time to address my question. I will post to your talkpage when I have had a chance to organize my thoughts -- I am currently overwhelmed with other issues (aren't we all :-)
BTW I did not realize that the dot dot dot icon represented a permalink -- something I deem essential. It's great to see permalinks will survive archiving -- one of my biggest beefs with the current system. There are also other icons, but no legend listing what they mean.
Another point you may to convey better to editors is the fact that Flow was designed with a mobile user in mind. I recently viewed the Flow exchange on wt:Breakfast on a mobile device, and it looks much better than on my regular screen. Another point is the lack of a TOC. XOttawahitech (talk) 08:09, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi, re: "I still cannot start a new topic - my + Start a new topic is not clickable" - What browser/OS are you using, and any additional quirks (eg. no-js)? (Apologies if I've asked before). I'm trying to replicate the bug, so that I can make a bug-ticket, but can't seem to do so. Thanks. :) Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 18:50, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

@Quiddity (WMF): Sorry cannot answer this question: I don't have a dedicated device and use whatever is available to me at any moment. No addtional quirks are attached to my user (I think?) XOttawahitech (talk) 19:09, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
Ok, understood (I think I remember the situation now). If you notice this bug occurring again, send me the details of what device/browser you're encountering it on? Thanks. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 19:40, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

FATCA[edit]

You are welcome to add the gossip (or non-expert opinions) related to the FATCA protocol in Canada that I removed from Findlay's and Flaherty's articles to FATCA agreement between Canada and the United States. "Some" of those might actually lean against a merge to FATCA, although nothing presently in the article would justify not merging the article. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 10:13, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

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Ottawa, I just noticed that you created a whole category tree underneath this parent. Please don't do that again - it wastes your time, and it wastes my time, because if consensus is to delete the parents we'll have to speedy all the children. Feel free to add existing cats or articles to a cat at CFD but don't expand out a tree until the discussion is finished. Thanks. --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 22:17, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
Ottawa, I'd appreciate it if you'd lay off the snark in your edit comments. It comes off as passive aggressive. First you state that 'you aren't smart enough the participate' or something like that, suggesting indirectly that others have implied that, which I never have at least. Secondly, you post a thank-you at CFD, but indirectly accuse me of pasting a wall of text through your wikilink and suggest that you're still confused, but only for those who read the edit summary (those who read the text think that you got it), and in fact I posted 1088 characters, hardly a wall of text by any measure. If you misunderstand still why creating new categories in a scheme after part of that scheme has been nominated I'd be happy to explain or ask another admin to do so, but your snarky manner in posing questions and subtle links to jabs is not helping things.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 12:30, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:What_Wikipedia_is_not[edit]

Honestly a majority of your controversial edits fall under Wikipedia:What_Wikipedia_is_not, specifically the section on this NOT being a source of news. For example the majority of your FATCA edits as well as articles you have created such as Temporary_foreign_worker_program_in_Canada are all either opinions or news. Additionally, Temporary_foreign_worker_program_in_Canada is already covered in another article. You need to slow down, stop and read about the pillars of Wikipedia before continuing to edit in the manner you have been. Mrfrobinson (talk) 22:02, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Yep, it's good advice to familiarize yourself with policy. if you read the five pillars you'll see that Wikipedia is free content that anyone can edit, that editors should treat each other with respect and civility, and that Wikipedia does not have firm rules. Also, don't forget when adding information that Wikipedia is a work in progress: perfection is not required. Happy editing!__ E L A Q U E A T E 03:58, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

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Missing Wikipedians[edit]

Generally I assume if people leave edit summaries or notes like that anywhere, it would turn up when I go looking to see what their last contributions were. I don't just check to see when they last contributed, but what specifically they did and where. If they posted a goodbye essay or something, I make sure to include that in my epitaph, but if there were also a note asking not to be included on the list (generally it may not be on their minds, however), I would respect that and not add them.

However, they usually don't make any mention of it and most (if not all) of the Wikipedians I've added to the list generally disappear without a trace or any hint of a reason for doing so. Usually the others who both qualify for the list and say they're leaving for whatever reason are snatched-up by other editors who list them before I do; those that are left leave without warning and without protest of the list, at least for me to find. Cheers! LazyBastardGuy 18:01, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi user:LazyBastardGuy, the assumptions you are making may not shared by others, so you should probably post this at: Wikipedia talk:Missing Wikipedians to get more input from other editors. Cheers, XOttawahitech (talk) 15:39, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Category:Women in the games industry[edit]

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I'm getting frustrated with all of these "women in" categories being nominated for deletion. It's like I'm making the same argument over and over again. Liz Read! Talk! 17:44, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
@Liz:, Yes it is frustrating! How can editors contribute to building categories when the rules so fickle, and there is no central place to discuss the principles of the system with people who actually have experience building category trees. Right now this sort of discussion is only taking place on talkpages where editors are simply strategizing how to get their own way. XOttawahitech (talk) 15:57, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Category:Bankrupt businesspeople[edit]

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Category:Washington County, Maryland employees[edit]

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Making policy...[edit]

You might point out that the article in question is cited in this published book and this journal.--v/r - TP 22:24, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Hi, Ottawahitech. In answer to your question: no, there's no requirement that all sources be online. I think that the removals were motivated primarily by the link provided in the citation – since Google Groups is user-generated, it is not an ideal source. The article definitely exists, however, as demonstrated by the links above. SuperMarioMan ( talk ) 02:33, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
@SuperMarioMan: @TParis: Thanks for respnding. Just wanted to let you know that not only has no one dared correct this reversion on Alasdair Roberts (academic), but that there are now four different wiki-admins (one American and three Canadians) claiming that this information does not belong on Wikipedia and that the admin who removed it initially did it correctly. XOttawahitech (talk)!
You might consider the possibility that you have absolutely no idea what Wikipedia policies are, and should accept others' advice. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 22:08, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
@Arthur Rubin: Are you saying that in your opinion Ottawahitech has absolutely no idea what Wikipedia policies are? XOttawahitech (talk) 08:03, 15 March 2014 (UTC)A
How should I know what it is you know. All I can say is that your statements about Wikipedia policies and their applications bear little resemblance to the actual policies. A logical conclusion would be that one of the following is true:
  1. You don't understand the policies.
  2. You do understand the polices, but refuse to state or apply them correctly.
  3. You understand the policies correctly, but nobody else does.
(1) can possibly be improved. (2) is grounds for an extended block. (3) would be interesting, but WP:CONSENSUS suggests that if you understand the policies differently than everyone else, you're still wrong, even if you were technically correct. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 16:57, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
As for the question of this specific source, it (now) clearly exists, and as I pointed out earlier, if it did exist, it was almost certain a "letter to the editor" or an Op-ed. (Someone who read it in situ said it was clearly an op-ed.) It represent nothing other than the opinion of the author, and it would require an external source that it is an important opinion of the author, worthy of mention in his article. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 17:07, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

{{maths rating}}[edit]

Please do not add WikiProject Mathematics to articles about computing and computer scientists. I don't object to your addition of WikiProject Women scientists, as I don't know much about the project. It's up to the project to object to your clearly inappropriate additions. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 18:11, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Removed Category:Woman hoteliers per request[edit]

I hope you're not going to include this in your deleted edit count, as you requested the deletion. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 03:01, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DGG[edit]

Hello Ottawahitech,

I just wanted to let you know that I responded to your questions in detail on DGG's talk page. Take care. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 04:44, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Category:People in the food industry[edit]

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Category:Women in the food industry[edit]

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Category:Woman bartenders[edit]

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Question[edit]

Hi Ottawahitech, may I know how did you know your deleted edits as stated on your userpage? Did you calculate it by manual?. :) — "ʀᴜ" ɴᴏᴛ ʀᴜssɪᴀɴ ᴡʜᴜᴛ? 16:09, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

@Ranking Update: I use the tool available at the botom of my contributions page. Clicking Edit count provides (or used to, sigh...) a snapshot breakdown of ones contriutions complete with: #of live/deleted edits, average edits per page, number of edits to the various name spaces, etc. Am I making sense? XOttawahitech (talk) 18:21, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, now I know how many deleted edits I have. — "ʀᴜ" ɴᴏᴛ ʀᴜssɪᴀɴ ᴡʜᴜᴛ? 19:03, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Sort key errors[edit]

In Category:Pharmaceutical companies by year of establishment, the key for Category:Pharmaceutical companies established in 1781‎ should be 1781. As you created the categories, could you fix the keys? — Arthur Rubin (talk) 20:54, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

I see you are continuing to damage Wikipedia. Please correct your sort keys. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 10:02, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Revert[edit]

Are you stalking my reverts, and reverting those which do not have an edit summary? If so, I will post a request for you to be blocked. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 21:01, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

For what it's worth, I don't put much weight on your edit summary in deciding whether an edit of yours is inappropriate. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 21:34, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
Why do you think I am stalking your reverts? To be honest I am doing everything in my power to avoid running into you. The last thing I need at wikipedia is a hostile admin. I have already been blocked once and would much rather avoid the hassle. XOttawahitech (talk) 15:32, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Julie Ireton[edit]

I've proposed the article for deletion, without prejudice for tagging as {{db-person}}. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 21:34, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Women researchers[edit]

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Category:Gender and society[edit]

Category:Gender and society, which you created, has been nominated for deletion. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 16:56, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Category:Gender-related legal issues[edit]

Category:Gender-related legal issues, which you created, has been nominated for deletion. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 16:56, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Ottawa - can you please weigh in at CFD on this category - I'm on the fence as I'm not sure of the inclusion criteria or desired contents - could you populate it further and develop a headnote for the category, to explain what is meant to be in or out?--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 14:21, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
@Obiwankenobi: I weighed in as you requested, but it seems to have made no difference at all. XOttawahitech (talk) 13:37, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Ottawa, if you can't clearly elaborate inclusion criteria and differentiate it from existing categories and argue persuasively for the navigational value of a category frankly you shouldn't be creating them. The argument you posted simply compared it to race-related cats and didn't argue why this particular cat should exist or how it is separate from others.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 15:34, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Category:Critics of H-1B program[edit]

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Category:Women bioethicists[edit]

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Category:British companies established in 2008[edit]

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a favor, por favor[edit]

Would you mind putting the # of deleted edits on a subpage? As I'd like to watch your talk page since I've left messages here, I can't unwatch your homepage (wiki won't let me), but as a result every time you update that number it shows up on my watchlist - if you moved the whole thing to a subpage I think I could unwatch it. Thanks for considering this. Best, --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 16:58, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Are you honestly asking Ottawahitech to help accommodate your friendly and long-running policing of them? This is a bit much. Just take their talk page off of your watchlist and you'll probably avoid more drama in the long run. Or you could request Ottawahitech ping you if they want to respond to you. Now in the past I warned you that singling out all of Ottawahitech's contributions gave the appearance of a problem, whatever your intent. You responded that you were using twinkle and had no idea that they were Ottawahitech's contributions. This statement is somewhat undermined by your direct interest in the set-up of their talk page here. __ E L A Q U E A T E 17:38, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
It's a reasonable request, as the edits do not serve a Wikipedia-related purpose, but he need not follow it. However, Obi-Wan Kenobi could probably find a .js rewrite function which would ignore User:Ottawahitech but accept User talk:Ottawahitech in the watchlist. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 18:03, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Elaqueate, your warning Obi-Wan Kenobi was contrary to Wikipedia guidelines; see the section on what is not Wikistalking. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 18:05, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Ottawa is a mature adult and I'm quite sure they don't need your protection. I haven't stalked anyone... I regularly troll through categories, especially gendered ones, to look for violations or ghettoizing cats, or to help fix up the tree. I have discussions with Ottawa as a result since Ottawa seems to create a lot of gendered cats, so I watch their talk page. There's no conspiracy here. Ottawa does not need to comply at all,of course, it's a friendly request.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 18:11, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
You're free to make friendly requests, and I'm free to make friendly comment. Your request is quite civil, but I believe that asking Ottawahitech to curtail updating their user page is a bit much, even if I can see the benefit that would accrue to you. To Arthur Rubin, Ottawahitech is communicating something about their own edits, on their own user page. I think there are more interpretations of how that could serve a Wikipedia-related purpose than 'none'. And giving someone a personal and in-no-way-pretending-to-be-formal warning about how their edits might appear to others despite their intentions is certainly not against guidelines. I'm sure you comment on the appropriateness or usefulness of others' comments yourself, as you just did, and might do again. __ E L A Q U E A T E 19:20, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
As I said, it's a very minor and trivial request, to ask them to put such details where those who want to follow along can, but those who don't won't have their watchlist hit by it, and I don't think it's a bit much at all, it's really quite small - but more importantly, I'm not sure how it serves the wiki for you to opine on this particular request, again referencing the fact that Ottawa is a highly experienced editor and doesn't need protection. If Ottawa asked me for a similar favor I'd be happy to comply, and whether we've disagreed in the past on certain categories is rather irrelevant to my willingness to accede to such requests...--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 19:27, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I can think of one win-win - if Ottawa moved the regularly updated delete-#s to a subpage, and transcluded it on the mainpage, everyone would be able to see it front and center, but we wouldn't be notified of such changes unless we watched the subpage. I'd be happy to set this up, if Ottawa requests it.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 19:30, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank user:Elaqueate for helping me handle requests and the unavoidable buzz created by the followers of user:Obiwankenobi who refuses to notify me when he responds to my comments on other talk pages, but has no qualms asking me for favors from time to time. A BIG THANK YOU. XOttawahitech (talk) 15:23, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

riddle me this Ottawa... I have asked you for two favors: 1) to archive your talk page / something several other editors have asked as well- I even volunteered to do the work for you. Refused/ignored. 2) move your 'deleted' count to a subpage. Again, I volunteered to actually do the work/transclusion/etc, nothing required on your end. These are both one-time changes - once archiving is setup you never need to change, the bot handles it/ once transclusion is set up, you never need to change your homepage - transclusion deals with it. You, otoh, ask not only me but Every other editor, in every other discussion, everywhere else on the wiki, to ping you when they respond to a post of yours. I often edit from my iPhone and sometimes want to move fast, and doing a bracket-bracket+spelling your name right + bracket-bracket is frankly rather a pain, especially to do with every single post. I have indeed used echo on occasion to summon you when you had been away from a discussion for a while, so it's not fair to say I have refused, but rather in some occasions I decline to- but comparing the BIG favor you ask of me and everyone else to ping you in every post from relatively SMALL favors of one -time archiving or transclusion is frankly not very fair, and, since you didn't even seem to consider my two simple requests, why should I undertake your much more burdensome ones? Otoh if you had two one-time requests that were reasonable I would be happy to do them fwiw--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 20:45, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
This is not a riddle, but it may be a sign that someone's taking this too seriously. Just unwatch the page if you don't like the occasional notifications. I don't see how discouraging someone from modifying their user page is helpful here in building an encyclopedia. If someone has declined a request characterized as "very minor and trivial", then maybe you should accept it and move on. Pushing this hard makes it look like you are demanding, not politely requesting at this point. If your request is polite, you shouldn't need to browbeat and lecture people into agreeing it's polite, or vilify them if they decline to do as you suggest. Just unwatch the page if it grieves you.__ E L A Q U E A T E 16:44, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Count of deleted contributions[edit]

It includes edits to a category which I deleted at your request {{db-g7}}, as well as moves you made from article-space to draft-space leaving no redirect. This is misleading. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 18:31, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

@Arthur Rubin: I believe a move from Article space to Draft space is not counted as a Delete, however I don't know where this would be documented. XOttawahitech (talk) 15:05, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Ma/George Murray[edit]

Re Orange-Canadian not sure where that redlink should go; he was a Presbyterian and of Orange stock but I wouldn't be sure at all that he belonged to the Canadian contingent of the Loyal Orange; I found some good bios last night on a list page at the Anmore Alternative News website which could be used to flesh out/detailed cite the article...I have no backup other than their daughter Georgina's book about two things she says they instigated; the movement to build the Peace Arch at White Rock, and orchestrating a cathedral burial for Joe Fortes......and other things of interest....I was at that site trying to find information about the Chinookand the Evening Journal, their two Vancouver papers.....Ma was apparenetly also a founder or the main instigator of the Women's Institute movement in BC.....fascinating couple, incredible stories from start to finish.Skookum1 (talk) 17:35, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Category:Canadian women newspaper editors[edit]

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Re: WikiProject African diaspora needs BOT service[edit]

Hi. Unfortunately, I'm busy for roughly the next week. If you're okay waiting until this weekend for me to handle it, I'm willing; otherwise you might want to ask someone else.

Regarding the task itself, it would be useful if you could give me a more specific list of subcategories to go through. For example, I notice Category:African diaspora has the subcat Category:LGBT African-American culture, which contains Category:Drag ball culture, which contains Wolfgang Busch, who is certainly not within the scope of the WikiProject. You can see how going through categories recursively can be problematic. Going just one level down will help, but there are likely still going to be some inappropriate articles, and many appropriate ones will be missed. If you want me to run the bot on the weekend, sorting out the details beforehand would be helpful. — Earwig talk 22:33, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

oy. There are more than 30,000 categories under Category:African diaspora (see This. And that's just cats; articles will be many more, Likely in the hundreds of thousands. Need to generate a much better filtered list before going after bot tagging IMHO. I'd suggest asking the wiki project if they want biographies of every African American in their scope for example - it may well be they don't.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 21:16, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

{{Canadian English}} - proposed amendment[edit]

please see the talkpage for that template.Skookum1 (talk) 16:29, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X in the Signpost[edit]

I see you are reverting some of the key changes I made to file these Signpost articles within appropriate WikiProject categories. I believe the previous way (under "*" instead of under "Signpost") is a system you set up and is not derived by some kind of common consensus. Since you have a system and I believe in a different system for filing these articles, there isn't a clear rule on which is preferable. That's how I see it. But I also don't edit war and so I'm not going to get into some useless reverting, tit-for-tat war. There is a lot of work to do with Wikipedia categories and I'll chalk this up to a difference of opinion. S'alright with you? Liz Read! Talk! 19:17, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

@Liz: Either way is fine with me as long as it is consistent - no need to edit war. If you feel it makes sense go ahead and change, but change all 200+ entries, not only three. XOttawahitech (talk) 19:43, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
It's your error, you fix it. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 15:33, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Multiple serious categorization errors[edit]

  1. The sort key of Category:Pharmaceutical companies established in 1781‎ in Category:Pharmaceutical companies by year of establishment, "1781". (I've mentioned this before, and you still haven't fixed it, even though you created all the categories). This could be fixed by an automated process, although I don't have the bot or AWB skills. [Fixed, using manual AWB — Arthur Rubin (talk) 16:48, 10 April 2014 (UTC)]
  2. Even if Wikipedia:WikiProject A Song of Ice and Fire in The Signpost should exist, it's sort key in [:Category:WikiProject:A Song of Ice and Fire]] should be "Signpost", or possibly "π Signpost", not "*". This probably could be done by an automated process. [Fixed, using semi-automatic AWB 16:27, 10 April 2014 (UTC)]
  3. The sort key for Child tax credit in the United States in Category:Taxation in the United States (or, where it should be in Category:Income taxes in the United States or Category:Personal taxes in the United States) should not be "Tax credit". Doing this by an automated process (removing all sort keys of "Tax credit" whereever they may be found) would have some unfortunate consequences. Reverting all your edits since April 4 or so would also have unfortunate consequences, but probably fewer. [Fixed, although it took over 1/2 hour of my time. 17:58, 10 April 2014 (UTC)]
I will request in WP:ANI, that you be banned from making any edits regarding categories until you fix those errors. The last set probably cannot be fixed by any automated process, so, if you don't fix it, your category-related edits will be doing more harm to Wikipedia than good. I'll give you at most 24 hours before I bring it up in ANI. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 15:24, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
I've fixed all of those errors. However, if you start making another set of obvious miscategorizations or bad keys, I will bring the matter up at ANI without a further warning (other than the required notification.) If it's particularly bad and difficult to go though, I will block first, and request a review at ANI. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 17:58, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
@Arthur Rubin: Please explain why you believe these are "serious errors". Thanks in advance , XOttawahitech (talk) 02:13, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
There is no potential guideline-based reason for your choice of sort key in #2 and #3. If you tell me why you did it, I'll tell you why it was wrong. For #1, there is no written guideline that it be mandatory, but WP:CAT includes

In some categories, sort keys are used to exclude prefixes that are common to all or many of the entries, or are considered unimportant (such as "List of" or "The"). For example, in Category:2004 the page 2004 in film would have the sort key "Film", and in Category:2004 in Canada the page 2004 Canadian federal budget would have the sort key "Federal Budget".

07:17, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Arthur Rubin: Can I suggest a truce? I am no longer interested in continuing to work in these areas, and you are welcome to continue if you feel it has value. I believe User:Liz has an interest, in number 2 above, so maybe the best solution is for the both of you to complete it - I believe there are only about a half year's worth of articles left to categorize. If this is acceptable to you you should probably communicate this to User: Mabeenot - no need to let me know. XOttawahitech (talk) 14:15, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

I can't think of any area involving categorization where you have followed the guidelines. If you are willing to restrict yourself from adding any categories or changing category sort keys on any page, even if you created the page, we could call it quits. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 04:29, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

kafkaesque[edit]

Nationality is a difficult topic. The nationality of PumpkinSky is no secret. Prague was part of the Habsburg monarchy when Kafka was born, and he studied at the German university. It was the capital of Czechia when he died. The other user mentioned has in his edit notice "The only real nation is humanity". In March, I missed GFHandel, victim of the Bach discussion a year ago, - but what are all these compared to death. Sad, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:27, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

PS: PumpkinSky is an admin on the commons, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:41, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Karen Spärck Jones[edit]

I've responded to your explanation. It turns out that there was quite a mess in the categories, going back to 2008. I don't know how much of it has been cleaned up already. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 16:29, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Please set up archiving or seek help[edit]

Please set up WP:Archiving or seek help --DBigXray 19:54, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes, 85% of this talk page should be archived. It's a lot of old content to scroll through. Liz Read! Talk! 09:42, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Ottawa has been asked, nicely, several times to archive their page, and I even volunteered to set it up. Thus far Ottawa has been unresponsive, but continues to make their own requests that people ping them every time they respond anywhere on the wiki. I think if Ottawa complied on this it would be a sign of good faith here, and I remain happy to help set up the archiving if requested.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 13:26, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Ottawa, may I suggest that just cutting and pasting to the archive page already set up would help, or you can make more of them User_talk:Ottawahitech/Archive_2, User_talk:Ottawahitech/Archive_3, etc. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 13:48, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
I agree. This talk page is way too long, Why not archive the stale posts for the convenience of ordinary people with limited time who would like to interact with you? Cullen328 Let's discuss it 05:23, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Your extremely bad faith edit[edit]

I am not sure why you decided to close that discussion with "why let mrfrobinson have the last word". Discussions aren't arguments nor are they debates, they are a community discussion about a topic, they aren't meant to drag on forever. Your revision of it not only is in bad faith but is borderline disruptive. Honestly take a break and walk away for a bit, no one here is against you, in fact a lot of us have tried to reason and work with you. Your decision to not follow the values of Wikipedia or respect consensus is not welcome. Mrfrobinson (talk) 20:52, 23 March 2014 (UTC) 22:43, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Woman natural philosophers[edit]

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I'm a bit shocked[edit]

From the time I've known you, you've typically been pretty on-the-ball. However, I find this to be pretty off-the-wall for anyone, especially anyone who's actually read the multiple threads on Skookum. Suggesting he needs a mentor isn't an attack (see WP:WIAPA), and is probably a reality check (see WP:SPADE). Skookum is author of their own fate - it's their reaction to everything that's the problem. the panda ɛˢˡ” 23:49, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Service industriesin Vatican City[edit]

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As Arthur_Rubin has already stated above your activities in the Category section are often troubling. You mistakenly created this category and left it empty with a typo. Either start speedy deleting them, check before you edit or move/rename them in the future. Don't leave your mess for others to clean up. Mrfrobinson (talk) 20:52, 23 March 2014 (UTC) 15:39, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Virginia Williamson for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Virginia Williamson is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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@Mrfrobinson: Thanks for letting me know. By the way, do you ever nominate articles in which I have no involvement for deletion? Just curious. XOttawahitech (talk) 10:42, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Women librarians[edit]