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More photos for aces[edit]

{{PD-SDASM}} Hello,

For whatever obscure whim, I returned to Flickr and found another bunch of World War I pilots. If you would care to insert these into articles, here's the list:

Fritz Beckhardt = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091917878/in/photostream/

Josef Mai = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091917544/in/photostream/

Hantlemann is third from left @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091917470/in/photostream/

Gustav Dorr = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091911985/in/photostream/

Heinrich Kroll = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091911761/in/photostream/

Oskar Hennrich = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091911397/in/photostream/

Karl Bolle = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091911101/in/photostream/

Otto Schmidt = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091911075/in/photostream/

Erik Thomas = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091916220/in/photostream/

Adolf von Tutschek = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091910225/in/photostream/

Otto Parschau = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091910211/in/photostream/

Friedrich von Roeth = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091915434/in/photostream/

Hans Muller (later Hans Garrelt) = http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/germany/muller1.php

Rudolf Berthold = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091913128/in/photostream/

Hans Berr = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091907755/in/photostream/

Hans von Adam = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091907583/in/photostream/

Hans-Joachim Buddecke (in Ottoman uniform) = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091907541/in/photostream/

Friedrich Manschott = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091912652/in/photostream/

Karl Allmenroeder = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091912566/in/photostream/

Karl Thom = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091907169/in/photostream/

Gustav Leffers = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091912402/in/photostream/

Max Ritter von Mueller = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091907019/in/photostream/

Incidentally, Beckhardt's photo was misidentified as Hermann Gilly, so I removed it from the Gilly article. However, as Gilly never flew a Siemens-Schuckert D.IIInor had a personal insignia of a swastika, it is obviously a (poor) photo of Beckhardt.

I hope you will post these, as I seem to be moderately hopeless at the task.

Georgejdorner (talk) 18:35, 19 April 2013 (UTC)


And please tell me if you want more.Georgejdorner (talk) 17:57, 20 April 2013 (UTC)


File:Boelckeo.JPG[edit]

Please remember that you are "indefinitely prohibited from uploading images or other media files to the English Wikipedia." (from your Wikipedia:Editing restrictions). Your upload of a new version of File:Boelckeo.JPG is a violation of that restriction. Fram (talk) 14:58, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Take it to Arbitration, I do not see adjusting the contrast of an existing image as a violation. Thank you for your concern. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 15:20, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
I have no ambition to get you blocked for this. I don't think it is a smart move to test the boundaries of your restrictions though. Doing such things too often or too blatantly will get you blocked again, and for a longer time, and also reduce your chances of getting the restrictions lifted or modified. Fram (talk) 15:32, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
Arbitration enforcement is not meant to be a punishment, it is designed to remedy a specific problem, which was uploading questionable content. If content is already vetted, and I adjust the contrast, it is not a violation of that restriction. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 15:37, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
No, our policies are meant to prevent copyright violations. Restrictions are meant to save people the effort of having to check every edit an editor makes to see whether it violates our policies. "You are not allowed to upload questionable content" (or "to link to copyright violations", and so on) are policies which apply to everyone. "You are not allowed to upload any files" is a restriction which is much more strict, and which only applies to you. Claiming that if an upload (or article creation, or whatever) doesn't violate our policies, it should be allowed, is ignoring your restrictions. Fram (talk) 15:45, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
Then take it to arbitration, so it can be made clearer. I can see that it is bothering you greatly, so have it cleared up. I do not see it as a potential copyright violation. You certainly are the Javert of Wikipedia. So please take it to arbitration. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 15:57, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
Please keep your personal attacks to yourself. If I thought this was a copyright violation, you would have been at arbitration enforcement. I said that it was a restriction violation. I can't help you if you can't see the difference between those two. Fram (talk) 22:23, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
You also see personal attacks when there are none ... --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 05:47, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
Comparing people to fictional characters who are described in the novel as "a fanatic" and "[he] was to be pitied, as is every ignorant man who triumphs." and by critics as "He is "one of the most tragic legalists in Western literature" and "the consummate legalist"." is a personal attack. That "[he] finds himself unable to reconcile his life's work pursuing criminals with the nobility and justice shown him by the man he thought was a criminal, and takes his own life by jumping off a bridge into the river Seine." (as our article describes it) only makes it worse. Fram (talk) 08:00, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
You do seem to me to be a somewhat fanatical legalist. Fanatical in watching my every edit. Legalistic in declaring that altering the contrast of an existing image is a violation of the ban and that restoring someone else's edit is a copyright violation. You are looking for a "gotcha" moment to get me permanently blocked, I would say the moniker is apt. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 03:16, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

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Hi Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ), this is a courtesy message to inform you that a clarification request regarding you has been closed and archived. The arbitrators are in agreement that if a user moves articles created by yourself to mainspace that user takes full responsibility for the content they moved, so should ensure that the content meets all Wikipedia policies and guidelines before moving it. The arbitrators are also in agreement that if you wish to have new articles in mainspace you appeal your ban to the Committee. For the Arbitration Committee, Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 05:37, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi Richard. I think they are hinting that you should apply for a modification of the conditions of your topic ban. We're into the elections now, so I'm not sure whether the good play is to go fast on this so that the current Arbs, who understand the case and are up to speed, can make a quick ruling; or whether you should wait until after the election and try your luck with a group with some new people and new attitudes. I guess that's ultimately your call. Let me know if I can assist you in any other way. best regards, —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 05:50, 23 November 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, I haven't watched this page... I think the appeal goes to where we just were: Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Clarification_and_Amendment. They actually could have done it at the same time, I think, but for whatever reason they just wanted to deal with the question Fram posed. As you have no doubt seen there is a new crop coming in and it looks like a fair number of reasonable people. I'd wait until January before making a new appeal. Good to see you racking up the new pieces; that will give you something to show when you make your appeal. Hope you have a good Christmas, best regards as always. —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 07:24, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Access dates[edit]

I answered at my talk page, to keep the discussion together. Kraxler (talk) 18:59, 25 November 2013 (UTC)


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Hi Richard Arthur Norton, This is a courtesy notice to let you know that the John Lane Gardner article which you created has been nominated for deletion because it seems to be copy-pasted from one source (acute close paraphrasing) and relies almost entirely on that one source and because another article was created, John L. Gardner (brigadier general), using a more descriptive and conventional title which utilizes several sources and offers more extensive coverage. (I had created the newer article not knowing the former existed.) Also, using a person's full name in the title of a biography isn't usually done unless the person was known as such (e.g. John Wilkes Booth). A merge was originally proposed but the John Lane Gardner article only duplicates in small measure what already exists in the other article. Hope this meets with your approval. -- Gwillhickers 17:49, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Glad Tidings and all that ...[edit]

Bolas navideñas.jpg FWiW Bzuk (talk) 00:54, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Richard Upjohn / Grace Church[edit]

Upjohn designed Grace Church is Brooklyn, not the one in Manhattan. That's the church the Times article is referring to. Beyond My Ken (talk) 01:15, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Good catch. I will move it over. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 01:25, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

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Grave of Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh[edit]

Hey Fellow Rutgers alum! I see that you uploaded photos and attended to the entry for Rev. Hardenbergh at findagrave.com. Is it possible you would upload the photos of his gravestone so they can be used on his article? Many thanks. --ColonelHenry (talk) 18:10, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Strike that, I see now that Lee Irons uploaded those images at findagrave.com.--ColonelHenry (talk) 18:11, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
I did have photos there, but Findagrave removed all but one as "redundant". They left one slightly out-of-focus one that I didn't like, and removed. I can ask Lee Irons to release them under cc-2.0-by but when the author and uploader don't match they tend to get deleted anyway despite an OTSR letter. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 19:27, 19 January 2014 (UTC)


Please check the references for 3 pages 1) Martineau family 2) James Martineau 30 Philip greehow Meadow cheers Mike tHanks so much - I am not good at this — Preceding unsigned comment added by 120.144.168.82 (talk) 02:30, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

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Fritz Schallwig[edit]

I just wrote this article for the German WP [1] and it turns out, that he cannot have died in WWI, because he won a race in 1921. --Nicola54 (talk) 16:33, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Excellent research. I will add the same note you wrote to the English version. I write all my articles based on the photos that are released to Flickr each Friday.
I see. I am an expert in the history of cycling :) Most of my articles are about this topic.
Anyway, I saw that you wrote articles about Gus and John Lawson. Iver indeed was the most succesful of the brothers, and there is an article about him, too: [2]. --Nicola54 (talk) 17:05, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
I was talking to someone and they told me they were related to these three brothers, but I had never heard of them, so I added what I could find. I had also been writing on polo players, because the images from the Library of Congress released to Flickr have so many polo pictures from 1910-1915. See International Polo Cup. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 17:14, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
You may import Iver Lawson :) I live in Cologne very near to the place where Gus Lawson died, by the way. This photo was taken shortly before the race, but Lawson is not on it: [3], but the 2nd rider from the right died in the same crash. --Nicola54 (talk) 17:19, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

I am blocked from moving new articles into the main space, but you can move my article with the move button after checking it over for copyright infringement. That way you can link the German version to the English version and add what you know to the English version. You have to use the move button and not copy and paste. I just learned last week that my maternal great grandfather was from was from Germany. See Oscar Arthur Moritz Lindauer (1815-1866) --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 17:27, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

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L. B. Shettles[edit]

I had the article CSDed a few weeks ago because it was directly copied from his biographical abstract from Marquis Who's Who in America. Good luck on restoring the topic, and hopefully it is better executed than the previous effort.--ColonelHenry (talk) 17:21, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

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Image uploads[edit]

File:Melanie Kurt portrait.jpg , Hi any chance of reformating the information blocks on your uploads to use {{tl|information}?

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Hello Richard, you don't need to repeat a message which you posted on an article talk page on my user talk page, please post either here or there, ok? I'm a bit busy sometimes, but be sure that I'll always answer, sooner or later, please be patient. Cheers. Kraxler (talk) 19:06, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi Richard. Just a brief note to let you know that I'm glad you're back to editing again and to let you know that your excellent work is appreciated. —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 02:35, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Image metadata issues: Lady Aitken[edit]

In 2010, you uploaded this image to en.wiki (it's since been moved to Commons), stating that it was Penelope, Lady Aitken. You also stated that the photo had been taken "circa 1915 [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]".

Penelope, Lady Aitken, was born in 1910 (and only married William Aitken in 1938). That photo is of an adult woman. Either it's not a photo of Penelope, Lady Aitken, or it's not from "circa 1915" (or, I suppose, neither). If we take the Library of Congress at their word re: the date, that also rules out Violet, Lady Aitken; might it be Gladys Henderson Aitken, Lady Beaverbrook (wife of Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook)? DS (talk) 13:08, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Actually, yeah -- I've examined some other photos of Gladys Henderson Aitken (née Gladys Drury Henderson), and I'm pretty sure that's her. I'm removing it from the article about Penelope. DS (talk) 13:34, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Excellent detective work. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 15:50, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

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Burials in/at Rock Creek Cemetery[edit]

Hey... the category Category: Burials at Rock Creek Cemetery includes all the relevant article pages, it seems that the empty category Category: Burials in Rock Creek Cemetery should be decategorized and speedy deleted. Is there a reason not to do this? - Tim1965 (talk) 22:05, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

I think that is why we have category redirects "buried in" vs "buried at" is very confusing as to which one to use. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 22:14, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

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Curtiss pic[edit]

I am not going into battle on this one, only to say beware of repetition (and I can be accused of the same), the new pic is clear and good quality, but for the sake of variety the previous one was good and did not seem to be doing any harm, the new one is a crop of the great shot further down the page.81.149.141.199 (talk) 18:48, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

I agree with good old 81. Curtiss having fun in Paris is the better picture to be at the top of the article. So, I put it back. -GroveGuy (talk) 05:22, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Commons[edit]

Richard, I'm not sure why you are messing with the obsessives at Commons... I upload images directly to En-WP with a { { keep local } } template attached. I've have a few problems with the rights volunteers here, but nothing like the vindictive and lawless circus that is Commons... best, —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 03:38, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

I have been blocked from adding photos to Wikipedia. I can see why the Library of Congress partnered with Yahoo and Flickr rather than Wikimedia. "There are no known restrictions on the photographs in the George Grantham Bain Collection." Yet, about 1 in 10 that I add gets deleted. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 04:47, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
"Shaking my head" is too mild... If you have any Bain collection photos you want uploaded straight to En-WP, just drop me a line with the URLs and I will take care of them. You really do need these idiotic restrictions removed from you... I hate Commons with a passion. Carrite (talk) 15:04, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

William Carnegie (priest)[edit]

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Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Enforcement (August 2014)[edit]

I have started Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Enforcement#Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ). Fram (talk) 08:38, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Millie and Christine McKoy[edit]

This article has been moved and still has three different spellings for their name in the text. I'm trying to figure out what to do. I added information from a source which also says their owner's name was McKoy, not McKay. This could be wrong, but it's only logical that they would have the same name as their owner.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 18:41, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

We have to decide how to determine the canonical spelling. Will it be the most common spelling in Google Books or the spelling from the most reliable source, like a death certificate or their tombstone. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 18:53, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
And was the owner's name also McKoy?— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 19:44, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm going to leave this to those of you actually interested in this topic. I don't really have the time or the knowledge to figure this out. I could contact the writer of the newspaper article and make sure he really knew what he was doing.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 20:34, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Found it. I don't know if this is reliable enough, but it does say McKay was their name. It was changed to McKoy but not McCoy.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 17:14, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

The case against you at AE.[edit]

I have closed the case against you at AE. It was decided to take no action against you on this occasion. I'll also provide you with the following advice (which is not a formal warning). If you accidentally create a page that you shouldn't, taking action yourself before anyone reports you will probably save your skin. If possible, move it to your user space without leaving a redirect. If that's not possible for some reason, blank it and tag it with something like this: {{db|Page accidentally created, please delete}}. Also notify some admin (such as me) what happened. Someone near the end of the AE case mentioned a javascript that you could check out. If you can make a convincing case that you will always avoid the behavior that got you restricted in the first place, you should consider appealing the restriction. Meanwhile, happy editing. Zerotalk 09:15, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

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Bullet dodged, avoid guns[edit]

Hi Richard. Thank god that ended well. You need to make certain never to have that happen again. You also need to have that topic ban on starting articles lifted to remove that vulnerability.

I really wish you'd stop "glossing" quotes in your footnotes, too. I know there are a couple people who feel that skirts the edge of copyvio and that is the mortal sin for you going forward: you've gotta be cleaner than a bleached easter bunny with respect to copyright violation. The slightest misstep on that and the dog pack will rip you to shreds...

Good luck with your editing. Try to put the ugliness behind you and have a little fun!!! —Tim //// Carrite (talk) 17:54, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Looking at your drafts, I see no obvious copyright problems with them (although I for one dislike the long quotes in the refs of some of them, they are usually not necessary at all). Some of them don't seem to meet our notability standards (at least not how they are presented now, but that's another problem. For what it's worth, I don't object to a lifting of the ban on article creations in the mainspace, as long as the other restrictions remain in place. I would have preferred if you had done some work on the CCI as well, but there doesn't seem to be any chance of that. Feel free to point people to this statement if and when you appeal this restriction, I don't intend to change my mind unless new things (problems) would become obvious of course. Fram (talk) 08:21, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
I somewhat agree with Fram and Carrite, quotes are not necessary at all. They are added only when other editor is doubtful about the reference. Best of luck ! OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 11:40, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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2. Fill in the fields appropriate for you. Your case is here and you might as well ask for relaxation of the three "Remedies".
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Fletcher Wardlaw Snead photo[edit]

With reference to your upload at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fletcher_Wardlaw_Snead_(1872-1909).jpg, the source you list for the photograph cannot possibly be correct; The Washington Times didn't exist in 1909; it was founded in 1982! I can't find a copy of the photo anywhere online other than via Wikipedia and Wikimedia. I've searched the archives of The New York Times but they don't have a photo of him. The photo in Three Sisters in Black is not the same and is credited as having come from the New York World. I'm trying to have the photo renamed to reflect accurate birth and death dates. Thanks.—D'Ranged 1 VTalk 00:05, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Let me go back to Newspapers.com and GenealogyBank to see if I got the name of the newspaper wrong. There was another newspaper of the same name in Washington, DC and the Library of Congress has it in its holdings. Wikipedia is not an exhaustive source of newspaper names, but the LOC database is. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 00:09, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
My mistake; I checked the Library of Congress listing and the newspaper is listed there. My apologies.—D'Ranged 1 VTalk 00:37, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
No Prob ... crazy story isn't it? I always wondered if the husband was complicit or if he ran away to avoid getting murdered himself. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 00:42, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
I went to high school in Christiansburg, VA, and up until my senior year, when we moved to a brand-new facility, my classes were in the building that now exists on the site of the Montgomery Female Academy. The original stone staircase up to the property from the street level below consists of two wings of stairs that meet at a landing with a single stair rising the rest of the way to the lawn. On the step just above the landing, the inscription "Montgomery Hall" is still clearly visible. There are several "ghost stories" surrounding the sisters and the existing buildings; I witnessed a few strange occurrences myself. Virginia Wardlaw's grave in Sunset Cemetery has also been the scene for some interesting phenomena. Interestingly, my grandmother was slated to go to the MFA, but, at the last minute, her mother changed her mind. If you haven't read Three Sisters in Black, try to find a copy and do so. It has some errors (the author misspells the City of Radford as Redford, for one), but it gives an in-depth view of the machinations of the sisters and all the deaths they might have caused. Were I Fletcher, I would have vanished as well—I think you're correct in thinking that he did so to save his own skin. The book could be used to further expand the article, particularly with regard to the sisters' activities while at MFA, but someone else will have to undertake the task. I've done more editing than I wanted to in the past few days; I'm leaving Wikipedia as an editor.—D'Ranged 1 VTalk 02:54, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Why would you leave as an editor? I edit rather than watch television. How will you fill the time. I just found another article in the New York Times, and I will migrate it over to Wikimedia Commons where it says that the sisters most likely killed a seven year old boy by pushing him down steps. Have you heard that one before? Maybe we need a section called "other victims". I am sorry about sing the 1909 death date for her husband, I am not sure how that got into the article.

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Re: Your comments at Robin Williams talk page[edit]

Having never encountered you as an editor previously, I was fairly shocked to see such vitriolic, patronizing, demanding, and inappropriate comments for a talk page RFC "survey". How did you put it? Oh, yes: "do not be paternalistic and demand that readers search for it in the body of the article...And please, stop calling information you are not interested in "trivia", just because it does not interest you, is no reason to belittle what interests other people." Quite ironic that you are being patronizing and demanding while chastising other editors for what you (wrongly) perceive to be patronizing and demanding behavior. Because I found such behavior to be over-the-top unnecessary and inappropriate for an RFC, I took a look at your block log history. That, of course, said it all. You have a history of inappropriate behavior, topic bans, blocks for various forms of disruption, so perhaps you are unable to filter what's acceptable at an RFC and article talk page and what isn't. Considering this, I'm going to give you some advice: The next time you want to unload a cart full of craptastic garbage on other editors for no reason whatsoever, please restrict it to your own talk page. Thanks. -- Winkelvi 22:38, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

I am sorry you are insulted, but I stand by my comments. I am sure that people complained when books were first indexed and given a table of contents in the 1600s ... that we were not giving readers the full experience of reading an entire book to find a single fact. People have a right to find the information they need quickly and easily. As I said in the RFC, if you want to change Wikipedia policy, do it at the infobox template talk page and lobby to have the field "children=" removed from all articles. Doing it one article at a time disrupts the completeness of Wikipedia. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 23:05, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Insulting other editors and bordering on personal attacks rather than just giving an opinion on the salient points in an RFC disrupts Wikipedia, period. I'd have thought you would have learned this by now after the numerous blocks and sanctions you have experienced in the past. -- Winkelvi 23:16, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • I had no idea who wrote each of the deletion concepts I discussed and I did not mention any names in my rational discussion, so there is no "border ... personal attacks". I am sorry your ego was bruised. I was not attacking you or anyone else, I was rationally discussing the paternalistic concept of demanding that someone read copious material to find the single fact they are looking for. Is this a gender thing, should I have said "maternalistic"? Or are you the person that used the word "trivia" to describe one of the facts in the infobox? I don't think we are going to change each other's minds, and we are just repeating what we already wrote. Do we need to rewrite everything a third time? --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 23:33, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Obviously, you misunderstand. My comments here have nothing to do with my ego (or any of the other editors' egos). It has nothing to do with gender, either. I'm talking about how your comments damage civility and incite division rather than work toward a solution. The bruised ego seems only to belong to you, at this point. -- Winkelvi 23:37, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
No bruised ego here, sorry. I stand by my cogent arguments. People shouldn't use "trivia" in arguments, it is a subjective term and we need to stick to objectivity in an encyclopedia. It is a paternalistic concept to demand that someone read copious material to find the single fact they are looking for. We should be working extra hard to make information as easy to find as possible, not harder, because we think we know what is best for the reader. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 23:44, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────We want people to read the article, not just the infobox and then move along. And, apparently, you aren't familiar with what the Infobox MOS states: "...the purpose of an infobox: to summarize key facts that appear in the article. The less information it contains, the more effectively it serves that purpose, allowing readers to identify key facts at a glance." The names of Williams' children are not key facts. Moreover, as the Wikipedia MOS on biographies states, including these names (whether in the article or the infobox), "...it is often preferable to omit [a name], especially when doing so does not result in a significant loss of context. Adding the names of Williams' children does not add to the article in the matter of content. Adding the names of his children does not help the reader better understand the article subject. Because the addition of those names does not add to the reader's understanding, said names most certainly are trivial in relation to the other more important and pertinent content of the article. -- Winkelvi 00:11, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Blah, blah, blah ... we are both just repeating arguments made already. "We want people to read the article" is your concept, not Wikipedia's. That is what I meant by paternalism, like a father telling his child to eat their vegetables. As I said multiple times, lobby at the infobox template talk page to remove fields that you think contain trivia. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 00:25, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

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Editing almost 10 years I see...[edit]

I'm a bit frustrated that an experienced editor would go to the Francis B. Spinola article, take the lead image (a Featured Picture no less), crop into the design, then reload it with no mention of the fact that it is a derivative work, where it actually came from, or that someone actually put significant time into preparing it. What you actually list as an alternate version is comical. I've replaced it with the prior version, and taken care of the "crop" (without changing the image)...-Godot13 (talk) 23:44, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

I took an image with a frame, and removed the frame. Images are not supposed to have frames. I am sorry your feelings were hurt, and your favorite image was replaced. A problem with engraved images online is that when they are displayed at less than their original size, they display a moiré pattern as this one is. Saying I "butcher[ed] the image" is way overly dramatic, I can't tell the difference. I am not even sure I am interpreting your problem properly, since whatever I did was long ago and not very memorable or controversial to any of the dozen of people who worked on the article. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 00:53, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

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Hi, I started a discussion on your merge proposal. TGCP (talk) 20:12, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

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Harris Isbell article[edit]

Hi Richard: I'm totally new to this Wikipedia edit thing. Harris Isbell deserves an article, and you have a few things I didn't know. I've done some literature searches, and have read some of his articles, so I have an idea of what I want to write but am not sure how to proceed. Should I perhaps flesh out the article in your home space (if I have permission to do so), and then jointly move/submit it? Or move it to my home space, and then submit it? You seem to be fairly experienced with Wikipedia.

(One of the main things I think deserves documentation is the nature of the "volunteers" for his psychedelic and opiate research: imprisoned narcotics offenders, often black. That's explicitly stated in the methods sections of his research articles).

Finney1234 (talk) 00:22, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Just hit the "move" button and then truncate the name to "Harris S. Isbell" and it will now be in Wikipedia space instead of my user account. Then start adding to it. See if you can find his middle name, I was hoping I would find him in the WWII draft, but he was too young. I hope you become a regular contributor. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 01:22, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

OK, thanks. Does putting it in "Wikipedia space" mean it immediately becomes publicly accessible (e.g., via a search?). I guess that's OK, though my own preference would be to work on it till I'm happy with it first.

Just FYI: no middle name, but a lot of (unimportant) biographical details: http://journals.lww.com/anesthesia-analgesia/Citation/1970/11000/Ninth_Annual_Baxter_Travenol_Lecture_.35.aspx . The research is what's interesting (e.g.: giving LSD to black inmates 77 days in a row).

We'll have a good article when I'm done :-)

Finney1234 (talk) 02:39, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi Richard: as a newly created Wikipedia account, I am not "autoconfirmed" and do not have the rights to move your page. I am ready to do some major editing, so if you can move it I can start editing in the next 24 hours. It'll almost certainly be a piecemeal process, so although the first edit will be a significant improvement and won't be bad, it certainly won't be complete for a few days.

Thanks, Finney1234 (talk) 03:19, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks; I made a start, and will continue over the next few days (yes, I know one of the references is screwed up :-) ). Finney1234 (talk) 16:20, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

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Foul Rift, New Jersey[edit]

Hey Richard, you read my concern about the map at Foul Rift, New Jersey, that Alansohn had added a "ridiculously large map size". Then you reverted my edit, and re-added Alansohn's ridiculously large map (at 400 px!). You defended your revert by writing at ANI: "should we be patrolling pages to make them comply, or allow drift into different styles?" I couldn't help but look through your edit history. You edited Brooklyn here, but left the map size at 260. You edited Keene, New Hampshire here, but left the map size at 250. And you edited Hopewell, New Jersey here, and guess what, you left the map size at 250x200px! If you're trying to convince anyone about your fear of drifting into different styles, I'm not convinced. Magnolia677 (talk) 00:47, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

You are confusing "map style" with "map size", do you know the difference? I had no opinion expressed on the map size, only the style. I do not know what the standard map size is without researching it more. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 00:50, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I knew there was probably a logical reason for your revert. In my edit summary, I'll try to be more specific next time than: "Removed a map placed by another editor. The only way to see this map is by using a ridiculously large map size. The default size is 250; the original map was better. Leave a rationale on the talk page and time for others to respond before reverting". Magnolia677 (talk) 03:32, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
If you took the time to look at the talk page, you would have read the polite rationale I left when I switched to the most current map format. My edit summary was quite detailed too: "these pushpin in the state maps were the rage years ago and have been replaced by the township maps that are more information dense, see any other article of a town in NJ to confirm". --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 21:17, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

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Harris {S??????} Isbell[edit]

Richard: are you sure that he has the middle initial S? That's how your stub page had it, but I have seen no source that uses any middle initial; it's always just "Harris" (including ancestry.com: http://records.ancestry.com/harris_isbell_records.ashx?pid=61784454). There is at least one (maybe two) researchers who are "HS Isbell", but they do different work (one on carbohydrates, and the H is for "Horace"). My feeling at this point (unless you can come up with a specific reliable reference) is that the S is incorrect and is confusing 2 different people, and the page should be retitled without the middle initial. That obviously affects links, etc., so I'm not sure how to go about it. (I'll be adding some other improvements today or tomorrow).

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Maclean[edit]

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Here you go. You should probably only use coats of arms in articles where you're certain the subject actually bore it as his/her own. Just because the present chief bears this doesn't necessarily mean all previous ones did. In fact, the earliest Maclean heraldry dates from the early 1500s, and shows that they bore only bore a tower on their arms.--Brianann MacAmhlaidh (talk) 22:38, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't have a good understanding of the Duart family. But I think we should leave out the numbers in the article titles where there is uncertainty --- especially if all we've got are century-old sources to work with. Chances are that scholarship has moved on, and that the info gleaned from such sources is less than reliable. For example, our article on John Garbh lists him as the first Laird of Coll when modern scholarship regards his father as the first. Contrary to what our article states, John's mother was Anna Macleod, his father's cousin, daughter of William Macleod. John's parents received a papal dispensation to marry in 1403, and it was probably at about this time that he was granted Coll from his maternal uncle, Donald MacDonald, Lord of the Isles. So there are some serious problems with some of the Coll articles at least. A good modern source for the Macleans in general would be Maclean-Bristol's Warriors and Priests: The History of the Clan Maclean, 1300-1570. A little bit of his From Clan to Regiment, Six Hundred Years in the Hebrides, 1400-2000 (which concerns the Coll family) is viewable on Google Books.--Brianann MacAmhlaidh (talk) 23:50, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

VIAF and other Authority control[edit]

Hi, This hour I replied to all three sections of Talk:Virtual International Authority File cocerning our article about VIAF.

I see from Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Unique Identifiers#Authority control in biographies that you knew of that wikiproject (which i discovered this hour), and asked about the VIAF integrity issues in particular, almost a year ago. Someone should have replied to you there. Maybe you can do it yourself, with useful particular links, as you check to see whether the general links that I provided are useful.

Bye for now. --P64 (talk) 22:49, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Richard, I responded in place to your thankyou note, as a subsection User talk:P64#Recent activity. --P64 (talk) 18:31, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

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Paul Redfern[edit]

I gather from Google searches that you have done some work on a projected article on the missing aviator, Paul Redfern, who figures briefly in a possible article that I am currently researching. I'd be interested to know if you intend to develop your Redfern article and bring it into mainspace. With all good wishes, Brianboulton (talk) 00:46, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Merry[edit]

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Congratulations, Richard![edit]

Richard, in case I miss the actual December 27 date in the holiday hubbub, I just want to take a moment to congratulate you for ten years as a Wikipedian. You have done a massive amount of good work (over 150,000 edits, I believe) and the project is much better for your participation. With a new Arbcom coming in, I hope you will consider making a formal appeal to have your ill-advised article creation ban removed so that you can resume work unfettered again. Regardless, I salute you and hope you sport your Master Editor IV userbox with justifiable pride. —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 17:09, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

2015 goals for WikiProject NJ[edit]

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Merry Christmas![edit]

Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a prosperous new year! FeydHuxtable (talk) 17:33, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Supercentenarians[edit]

This is not an argument about supercentenarians but I think it would be prudent for you to split off and separate the ones where there's a possibility of creation into separate articles. Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper already exists but the page history can get messy if articles are eventually created. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 07:18, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Re: Joe G. N. Garcia[edit]

Greetings Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ). I removed the notability tag you placed, see Talk:Joe G. N. Garcia#Notability. Best wishes and happy editing. - - MrBill3 (talk) 04:20, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for all your work on the article. It is much improved. - - MrBill3 (talk) 09:09, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

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