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Transhumanist's Canada coverage chart[edit]

Note to self: This chart indicates possible holes in articles covering Canadian topics. PKT(alk) 12:21, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

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Ok To Remove Speedy Deletion Template From *Very* Newly Created KOI-172.02 Article?[edit]

Ok To Remove Speedy Deletion Template From *Very* Newly Created KOI-172.02 Article? - Just Now Started The Article And Was Adding Content When The Template Was Applied? - Thank You For Your Help With This - And - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 00:02, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

UPDATE => Please understand that the tagged article topic is a
Thanks - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 00:24, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
You would have been better off to start the article in your sandbox and copy it over when it had some meat on it. When I saw the article, it consisted of nothing but headings. PKT(alk) 01:52, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your comments - I *entirely* agree - lesson learned - Thanks again for your comments - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 02:33, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors[edit]

David Ferguson leads to a disambiguation page. There are two David Ferguson who look promising: David R. Ferguson, the American record producer, and I would assume he wouldn't be part of this organization due to his nationality; and David Ferguson (impresario), who might be the one as he is "international" but seems to mainly spend his time in Northern California. If it isn't one of those two, then there isn't currently an article for your link to whomever that is supposed to be. 7&6=thirteen () 16:33, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Therein lies the rub, eh? It appeared to me that the David Ferguson who gained the award would therefore be notable, but that there doesn't appear to be an article for him yet. We need somebody familiar with the subject matter, or who takes on the job of researching him, to make the appropriate correction. At the time, I was disambiguating a bunch of links to David Ferguson, many of which had to do with a Scottish geologist who also doesn't have an article. PKT(alk) 19:58, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
Putting this on the talk page of the article. 7&6=thirteen () 21:35, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: The Antisocial Manifesto: A Bipolar Perspective on Dissent from Society[edit]

Hello PKT. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of The Antisocial Manifesto: A Bipolar Perspective on Dissent from Society, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: There is sufficient context to identify the subject of the article. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 04:23, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Netsilik School[edit]

Hello, and thanks for creating this article. It's been tagged for notability. high schools are nearly always found to be notable but only if they have reliable sources. Could you please look it over and see if you can add sources? Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 21:36, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

You got a monkey![edit]

Banana.png You got a banana!
Here's a banana, and you should go bananas for it!!! Ickityick 22:22, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

Paris Métro Line 14 before 1976[edit]

Paris Métro Line 14 before 1976 and Paris Métro Line 14 have absolutely nothing in common, except the name. Regards, Freewol (talk) 13:18, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

OK, then remove the information from Paris Métro Line 14 and replace it with a brief sentence or two with a link to your new article. There's no need to have a separate article with the same information that's included elsewhere. PKT(alk) 13:27, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
I don't think it is urgent. The new article can be developed, it is not bound to keep the same information as the one in Paris Métro Line 14. I agree that most of the information around the line 14 before 1976 in this latter article should be removed though. Regards, Freewol (talk) 13:37, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Article Feedback deployment[edit]

Hey PKT; I'm dropping you this note because you've used the article feedback tool in the last month or so. On Thursday and Friday the tool will be down for a major deployment; it should be up by Saturday, failing anything going wrong, and by Monday if something does :). Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 22:22, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Emanuel Chris Welch[edit]

Yes it was. I will go back and clean it up as soon as I can. Are copy and paste jobs from my own articles not allowed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mpen320 (talkcontribs) 12:09, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Dead[edit]

Hi, lack of coffee? 1922-1996 means no longer alive, hence not a BLP. I've removed the tag, added some sources, and asked creator to find more. All the best. In ictu oculi (talk) 08:05, 1 April 2013 (UTC)


Re: Hotel Ritz[edit]

Hi PKT - thanks for the heads up and nice work! Cheers,  Gong show 17:30, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Peer review request[edit]

Hi PKT, I've initiated a peer review request for the List of historic schools of forestry article, and would appreciate your input on ways that it can be improved. Ultimately, I would like to nominate it for Featured List status. Please add any comments or suggestions at this link. Thank you & Kind regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 13:57, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Unref[edit]

{{Unref}} might not be the best tag for a page like National Biomedical Imaging Archive, because the listed website probably supports this kind of basic description. I've changed it to {{No footnotes}} for you. WhatamIdoing (talk) 20:43, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Cool. TYVM! PKT(alk) 21:41, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

question[edit]

Hello PKT, I got a notice on my talk page that you reviewed an article I created, Hemorrhagic smallpox. Reviewed for what, exactly? Thanks. Malke 2010 (talk) 01:58, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

That's just a quick review to see whether each article looks like a valid subject (in other words, you didn't vandalize Wikipedia!), and to see if any articles should be tagged for issues like WP:BLP or not being in English, or a few other things. I also usually check to see that each article is assigned to at least one WikiProject. It's part of the New pages patrol. PKT(alk) 02:52, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the update. New pages patrol sounds interesting. I'm glad the article passed. Malke 2010 (talk) 17:56, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

1986[edit]

If you think this greatly changed, then I would prefer moving it to a history section rather than removing it outright. If, say, something was prominent in 1986 and was of a much lower stature in 2013, it was still prominent in 1986 Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 17:27, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

I could live with mentioning 1986 in a history section. It certainly doesn't belong in the lead, though. PKT(alk) 18:48, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
Awesome :) WhisperToMe (talk) 20:30, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Bill 30[edit]

I'm referring that term is when the province extended funding to catholic high schools past the tenth grade in 1984, in which seven Toronto public schools that were in low enrollment closed down and turned over to the separate board. User:FreshCorp619 (talk) 22:01, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Photo[edit]

Thank you for attending talk page of Gauri parbat. I have uploaded a photo taken in 1939 and kindly tell me regarding the copyright status of the photo and whether we can use it in the article? Rayabhari (talk) 12:21, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but I don't understand the rules regarding images on Wikipedia. When in doubt, be bold and try it - if there's a problem, somebody will let you know. PKT(alk) 12:26, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Ok. Thank you. I have already uploaded the photo.Rayabhari (talk) 12:28, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Up the Pole(arm)[edit]

I've declined your hoax as it seems to exist, but with -ball in the name. I've moved it to the proper title, and retagged it A7 as it seems rather non-notable (their website claims it will be working fully next January...). Peridon (talk) 12:12, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

With respect, I think you've been duped. Why define the association without an article about the sport itself? Have a look at polearm. Finally, it's well and good to claim things like "recorded with the Florida Department of State's Division of Corporations on May 4, 2012", but it's unproven and irrelevant. PKT(alk) 12:21, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
I must admit that I found it hard to visualise the sport, but there seems to be a registered trademark, etc, so notability rather than hoax would strictly apply. Whichever, it'll go... Peridon (talk) 12:38, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

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Hi, PKT! I'm doing a peer review on Sarnia for FA status and would like your input. This talkback is for a general invitation to help on the peer review page. If you can spare some moments, I would appreciate it. There can be only one...TheKurgan (talk) 13:06, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

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Unreviewing[edit]

Hey, may I ask why you're reviewing the pages I just patrolled? --TKK bark ! 13:57, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

I don't know which ones you're referring to, but they showed up as unreviewed in the Page Curation tool. I wouldn't have touched them otherwise. PKT(alk) 13:59, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Silverbridge Harps GFC and Cowman, Milk Your Cow. It's not a problem, I know that Page Curation sometimes throws a woobly, I just wanted to make sure I hadn't done anything wrong. --TKK bark ! 14:05, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

The Amazing Race Canada[edit]

Hello there. I see you reverted me without understanding why I made the first revert. On all Amazing Race season articles, the Results section does not include any links to any sort of article that may be about a contestant, or at least this should not be the case. Any and all articles that may have contestants as subjects are included in the Casting subsection under production, where Johnson and McLeod are already listed on the article. Thank you for your time.—Ryulong (琉竜) 14:16, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

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July 2013[edit]

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Actually, that's intentional - the program's title includes a "smiley". PKT(alk) 12:55, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

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talk:Abbey Tavern Singers[edit]

Hi there, wanted to know your thought process in removing WikiProject Canada from Abbey Tavern Singers. Removing the US project I can understand, but the Singers achieved their greatest success in Canada, not Ireland, and had significant cultural impact there. Certainly it is low priority for Canada, but I am curious as to why you think it should be moved altogether. Cheers! 78.26 (I'm no IP, talk to me!) 14:38, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Being Canadian, I would dispute the claim that the song had "significant cultural impact" here, but regardless of that; the Beatles, Elvis Presley and Psy would be included in WPCanada by your reasoning. That a musical artist had a hit in any particular country isn't a reason for including them in that country's WikiProject, unless they re-located to that country. Compare the career & lives of the Abbey Tavern Singers to those of The Irish Rovers. PKT(alk) 15:10, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. I think you are correct regarding impact, perhaps more accurate would be "significant temporary impact." The Irish Rovers had a truly international career, while the Abbey Tavern Singers were far better known in Canada than anywhere else, including Ireland. Given how much of the article and sources are related to Canada, I'm not entirely sure it isn't within the scope, but I'll defer to those actually involved in the Project. All the best, 78.26 (I'm no IP, talk to me!) 15:39, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

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Opting in to VisualEditor[edit]

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Teamwork[edit]

If you want to team up to rewrite, THIS will be useful for me and User talk:Moonriddengirl to fix (CopyVio/Rewrite) Thanks man. FreshCorp619 (talk) 17:05, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

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Removal of STM bus route pages[edit]

Hello PKT,

I've been working a bit on the page with STM bus routes and the navbox. I've noticed that many local buses have hyperlinks to articles, but they all come back to the page [List of Société de transport de Montréal bus routes]. After looking deeper into it, I've seen that you've deleted all of the bus route pages and installed the redirects. This renders most of the navbox useless.

Why did you do this? You didn't leave comments on your edits! Jurjenb (talk) 14:40, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Lack of notability. Unless there's something notable about the route itself, having articles for most bus routes is overkill. There was a discussion about it on the Canadian Wikipedians' notice board, where the point was made that "For comparison purposes, note that a list is used for Vancouver area buses, TTC buses and GO buses." PKT(alk) 00:43, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing this out. Would you mind thinking along what could be a good solution for the navbox? (I've also started a section on the talk page.) Jurjenb (talk) 16:15, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Requesting your opinion[edit]

Hi. Can you offer your opinion in this consensus discussion? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 18:01, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link fixing one-day contest[edit]

I have decided to put on a mini-contest within the November 2013 monthly disambiguation contest, on Saturday, November 23 (UTC). I will personally give a $20 Amazon.com gift card to the disambiguator who fixes the most links on that server-day (see the project page for details on scoring points). Since we are not geared up to do an automated count for that day, at 00:00, 23 November 2013 (UTC) (which is 7:00 PM on November 22, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the project page leaderboard. I will presume that anyone who is not already listed on the leaderboard has precisely nine edits. At 01:00, 24 November 2013 (UTC) (8:00 PM on November 23, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the leaderboard at that time (the extra hour is to give the board time to update), and I will determine from that who our winner is. I will credit links fixed by turning a WP:DABCONCEPT page into an article, but you'll have to let me know me that you did so. Here's to a fun contest. Note that according to the Daily Disambig, we currently have under 256,000 disambiguation links to be fixed. If everyone in the disambiguation link fixers category were to fix 500 links, we would have them all done - so aim high! Cheers! bd2412 T 02:33, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

AFD for contested prod[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Amelia Kroger Main Street Marketplace is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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Edit summaries[edit]

Could I ask you to tone it down just a little, please? "Garbage" was a bit strong for someone adding (presumably) his own name at Aurora, Ontario; who knows, he might be able to fix a typo or give us a reference in the future. Thanks :-) Yngvadottir (talk) 15:52, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

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Halton District School Board[edit]

You don't have to revert to Category:Burlington, Ontario, there is category called Category:Education in Burlington, Ontario it should be replaced with a education category to fit the Halton District School Board article, rather than a city category. So I will double categorize two education categories. Education in Halton and Education in Burlington categories both are double categorize for now. Steam5 (talk) 01:00, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

I almost forgot, the Halton District School Board head office is in Burlington, Ontario so it would replace with a city category (Burlington, Ontario) into another category (Education in Burlington, Ontario). Steam5 (talk) 01:05, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
I can live with that - PKT(alk) 01:41, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

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Millport and Bute[edit]

Actually this is a POV issue, but its a little more complex that first sight (and my edit summary wasn't particularly helpful). The POV arises from the assertion that Buteshire is an extant area, instead of being defunct for the vast majority of purposes (except the rather arcane function of land registration) and best treated as a bit of historical information (see Tomintoul for a better handled example).

A more pragmatic concern with the exact phrasing in the Millport article is the reference to Bute is in the wrong place. Its Great Cumbrae that is/was in Buteshire, not the Firth of Clyde itself. If mentioned at all Bute should be in a secondary sentence.--Nilfanion (talk) 12:17, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

2013–14 FC Bayern Munich season[edit]

I noticed you looked over the 2014 Toronto FC season article and improved phrasing, spelling & punctuation. Could you go to the 2013–14 FC Bayern Munich season ans the 2013–14 FC Bayer 04 Leverkusen season and do the same? Please and thanks. Kingjeff (talk) 01:27, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:2013 ITF Men's Circuit[edit]

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New Westminster Schools[edit]

You've deleted the elementary schools pages in [[New Westminster], replacing them with redirects to the New Westminster page. These pages had information on them which isn't on the School District page. Can you please either add the information to the SD40 page or undelete the elementary schools. Additionally, all of the elementary schools on the SD page now have links that link back to the same page Pnorman (talk) 01:38, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

No...elementary schools don't meet the standard for notability. The normal course of action is to redirect them to either their Board's article or their municipality's. PKT(alk) 01:45, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

re punk band from North Van re Tsawwassen[edit]

Re this, who can we know that they are from the City of North Vancouver, rather than the District of North Vancouver?Skookum1 (talk) 01:13, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Am I wrong? WP:FIXIT. PKT(alk) 02:44, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

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Participation: Thanks to all who participated in the drive and helped out behind the scenes. 42 people signed up for this drive and 28 of these completed at least one article. Final results are available here.

Progress report: Articles tagged during the target months of December 2012 and January 2013 were reduced from 177 to 33, and the overall backlog was reduced by 13 articles. The total backlog was 2,902 articles at the end of March. On the Requests page during March, 26 copy edit requests were completed, all requests from January 2014 were completed, and the length of the queue was reduced by 11 articles.

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North Van dab re Joe Capilano[edit]

Please see Talk:Joe_Capilano#North_Van_dab.Skookum1 (talk) 09:54, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

April blitz wrap-up and May copyediting drive invitation[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2014 Blitz wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 17 people who signed up for this blitz, eight copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 28 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the May drive! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.

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May 2014 disambig contest: let's do it again![edit]

Greetings fellow disambiguator! Remember back in February when we made history by clearing the board for the first time ever, for the monthly disambiguation contest? Let's do it again in May! I personally will be aiming to lead the board next month, but for anyone who thinks they can put in a better effort, I will give a $10 Amazon gift card to any editor who scores more disambiguation points in May. Also, I will be setting up a one-day contest later in the month, and will try to set up more prizes and other ways to make this a fun and productive month. Cheers! bd2412 T 18:49, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Nootka - Nuu-chah-nulth[edit]

Re this and others, Nootka has been in disuse in Canada since the 1970s when the term Nuu-chah-nulth was coined; rather than pipe it so it reads "Nootka" that term should not be used at all, except in quotations I guess; also Nuu-chah-nulth has had the unnecessary disambiguation removed by RM, as with other similar titles.Skookum1 (talk) 06:01, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

GOCE June 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 51 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2,987 articles to 2,236 articles in May, the lowest backlog total since we began keeping records in 2009! Since at least 300 new articles were tagged during May, that means we copy edited over 1,000 articles in a single month. Amazing work, everyone!

Blitz: The June blitz will run from June 15–21. This blitz's theme is Politics. Sign up here.

Election: You can nominate yourself or others for the role of Coordinator for the second half of 2014 here. Nominations will be accepted until June 14. Voting will begin on June 15 and will conclude on June 28.

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GOCE July 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 newsletter is now ready for review. Highlights:

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June 2014[edit]

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CGA Userbox[edit]

Hello fellow CGA (or rather CPA, CGA)

I am a fellow CPA, CGA and I noticed that you have the userbox transcluded in your userpage. As you are probably aware that as the merged proposal was passed, as of now all CGA in Ontario (I assume that you are one based on what you wrote in your user page) are now CPA, CGA. Do you think we need a new userbox to indicate that? (You are the only person who has it transcluded) SYSS Mouse (talk) 16:53, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

July 2014[edit]

Everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia. However, talk pages are meant to be a record of a discussion; deleting or editing legitimate comments, as you did at Talk:Bricklin SV-1, is considered bad practice, even if you meant well. Even making spelling and grammatical corrections in others' comments is generally frowned upon, as it tends to irritate the users whose comments you are correcting. I realize you probably meant well. Please feel free to redo your edits, without the refactoring. Auric talk 18:23, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Is there a good reason you redid your edit, making the article Bricklin SV-1 now "Start-class" and not the original C?--Auric talk 19:15, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Please re-check the history - it has never been a "C" class article. It certainly doesn't have enough referencing currently to be any more than Start class. PKT(alk) 20:35, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

GOCE July drive and August blitz[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to everyone who participated in the July drive. Of the 40 people who signed up this drive, 22 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2400 articles to 2199 articles in July. This is a new month-end record low for the backlog. Nice work, everyone!

Blitz: The August blitz will run from August 24–30. The blitz will focus on articles from the GOCE's Requests page. Awards will be given out to everyone who copy edits at least one of the target articles. The blitz will run from August 24–30. Sign up here!

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Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec[edit]

Hi there! Are you sure that the city was named after Hyacinth of Caesarea and not Hyacinth of Poland? I'm referring to this: [1]. I'm reading a biography of Hyacinth of Poland now and there the author writes that the city was established by French colonists and named after the Polish saint. Best regards. Maksymilian Sielicki (talk) 11:38, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

I can't remember why I thought it was named for Hyacinth of Caesarea (that edit was done about 4 months ago) but I agree that it looks more likely that Hyacinth of Poland is right. The City's website says it was named by a landowner whose patron saint was "St. Hyacinthe" but it's not specific. I'll change the article. PKT(alk) 12:48, 25 August 2014 (UTC)