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CA 54[edit]

Sorry about removing the references earlier; since on average a "completed" freeway article runs around 100 references (i.e. California State Route 52), we have to make the most of the ones that we do use (same with the content as well). --Rschen7754 07:06, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

I didn't know that there was a maximum number of references to use in an article. No worries though, good work on the work done to bring the San Diego County freeway articles to standard.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 07:08, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
It's not that there's a "maximum" per se, but when one uses too many on an article that isn't something like Barack Obama, it starts to get a bit suspicious. And thanks! --Rschen7754 07:10, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Native Hawaiian image in Culture section[edit]

Just deleting the image makes you the second editor to remove that so I will not return it this time, however I will start a discussion as I can't find the information in the link you provided to justify the deletion as a matter of due weight by illustrating a subject mentioned in the section with an image and a caption that expands on why that particular person was a good example of that culture. It could just as easily be illustrated in a different manner but the I believe that the first nations being mentioned give them a context that can and should have an encyclopedic illustration to accompany it.--Mark Miller (talk) 21:12, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

I believe your concerns are more based on WP:BALASPS and even that does not say that an image would create an unbalanced article. At any rate I have decided that the image should be excluded for a number of other reasons, sensitivity being one.--Mark Miller (talk) 21:32, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

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War on Terror revert[edit]

Hi, you seem to have reverted my edit https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=War_on_Terror&oldid=prev&diff=637390401 citing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style#Avoid_entering_textual_information_as_images . I think you missed that I linked to the full report on the commons, which has no relation to the cited wp. thanks. Mehmetaergun (talk) 23:10, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

@Mehmetaergun:, an image of the cover of the report, text, is against MOS. Please mention the report in text in the section of the criticism and abide by MOS. Please due not give the report undue weight, and keep it neutrally worded and concise.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 23:14, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
@RightCowLeftCoast: Please double check the link, it is not the image of the cover, it is how wikipedia thumbnails PDF files that are on W Commons when linked in a W page. Your criticism of "undue weight" (and thus the implied argument that linking to that senate report using wcommons' thumbnail utility is pov), on the other hand, is difficult to understand. The report is extremely significant in the section it has been linked to at the wiki page in question. Mehmetaergun (talk) 23:20, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

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Notability of Chinese in Seattle[edit]

Hi! I saw that the article was tagged for notability.

I wanted to make it clear that the topic is notable by mentioning the books in the "Further Reading" section. Do you think that the existence of books about Chinese-Americans in Seattle (particularly Ron Chew's book) is proof of the topic's notability? WhisperToMe (talk) 04:37, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

The article does not appear to be very large, and the few books mentioned in the article, makes me think that the subject is not significantly notable to warrant a stand alone article, and might be better integrated into the article History of Chinese Americans. Potentially recreated as a WP:SUBARTICLE due to WP:SIZE.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 10:05, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) There is a ton of information available on this subject; it is clearly notable and just needs to be expanded. I added links to Wikipedia coverage at History of Seattle and to a project at the University of Washington. I don't have time to do the research this morning, but I'll see if I can help later. --MelanieN (talk) 15:53, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
@MelanieN: Thank you so much for expanding it! From experience, the presence of one book entirely about the subject may be enough for notability when it's paired with enough newspaper articles or other resources. Once you get to two or more books it's almost certainly possible to write a standalone article. The article on Japanese in Seattle needs to be expanded too. I'll see if I can find more resources about it from Seattle papers. WhisperToMe (talk) 05:16, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

RFM United States[edit]

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