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Your GA nomination of Ashford, Kent[edit]

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I got a second review which found far more issues (most of which will improve the article), so I've put it back on review for the minute. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:26, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Denmark Street[edit]

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DYK for Brewmeister (brewery)[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 11:27, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Poker Face?[edit]

FOR SALE : Unwanted gift. One careful[dubious ] owner

Quite informative (and even amusing): [1]. Martinevans123 (talk) 11:25, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

I confess I am generally ignorant of the modern pop world, having grown up in the late 80s where you could buy Made in Japan and Thick as a Brick on vinyl for less money than the typical Rolf Harris work is now being sold for. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:39, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
ah ... just didgeridon't. "...stretching those rock and roll barriers" (?) Martinevans123 (talk) 12:17, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

No Stairway to Heaven? Denied! On a serious note, can you imagine what would happen if The Sun found all those pictures of bell ends over on Commons and decided it was a bad thing? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:57, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Family Days Out near to Bell End? Am more worried about the bell ends over at The Sun. Martinevans123 (talk) 13:01, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience. ([2]) Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:17, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

LMAO. I have a theory that eventually all of my childhood TV heroes of the 70s and 80s will eventually all turn out to be "kiddy tamperers". Even Timmy Mallet's Pinky Punky will be in court before long!! Superb work Ritchie on Denmark Street BTW, amazing how much it's come long in such a short space of time, Most impressed! Hopefully it'll pass GA tomorrow.♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:02, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Hopefully if we can just iron out a few wrinkles in the sources it will, yes. It's come a long way in the last week and a bit. Just look at where we were back then. Hurrah for the power of collaborative editing! And also the line "Many properties on Denmark Street will be demolished" has been comprehensively debunked to be completely wrong. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 21:06, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Sadly most wiki articles are like the way it was. I was just browsing through some of the London tube stations, major ones like Piccadilly and Leicester Square and could not believe they weren't decent. Given how much traffic the articles must get you'd think "somebody" would care.♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:13, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

I think most people who read Wikipedia don't know what a GA is, let alone why it's important. Most people don't care that you've got proper book sources with perfectly formatted ISBNs, even though if you pick up any history book worth reading, you'll find that's exactly what they do. And I've certainly seen arguments re sourcing where the response has been akin to "oh come on, it's an article about an album, not the bloody Israeli-Palestine conflict" and people are against proper sourcing and inline citations. Mind you, I've never really bought into the whole em/en dash issue or the intricacies of inbox formatting.
The trouble is, just getting an article to GA status can be a lot of work. Denmark Street was very quick to get close to it. I've been slogging through The White Album and it's taking forever to get even close - I look at all the completely uncited stuff about variations of Canadian cassette reissues and just want to bang my head against a desk and cry. And then there's Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs - one of my favourite albums ever, languishing with uncited or questionably cited quotations and [citation needed] tags. I feel an essay coming on.... Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 08:05, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm happy to help you promote The White Album. I don't actually think it needs much more to pass and you're being too self critical! Still, for such a major album it's got to be a decent article (which it looks to be).♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:25, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Since you're here, here's a pop quiz for you. Let's say you're stewarding one of these album articles, and in the space of 24 hours, four separate IPs add edits in good faith but make the article worse. Adding genres, changing track times, changing British to American spelling, adding non-notable unrelated trivia such as a fan recording. All totally unsourced, of course. Let's say you catch and revert all four of them. Now, at that point, you've broken WP:3RR. The IPs are long gone, their addresses recycled, and the talk page just has your one post pointing to a laundry list of policies. You can't discuss, and you may well feel the next IP edit merits reverting. So an admin can legitimately block you. How do you extract yourself from that situation? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 09:10, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Report it and ask several other people to revert until the ips are blocked?♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:02, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Denmark Street[edit]

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A hearty congratulations!!! Well done!!! Thanks for the award!!♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:55, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi Ritchie, I noticed that you commented on the peer review for future-FAC Katy Perry. As you're an experienced editor aware of the FA criteria, I was wondering if you could copyedit or give me some suggestions on the "Writing and recording"/"Composition" sections of my sandbox, on which I'm restructuring Trouble (Natalia Kills album), an article which I've been improving since September 2013. I think your suggestions would greatly improve the chances of getting my first FA! Thank you in advance, and no worries if you don't want to. :) pedro | talk 19:44, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

I find it ironic I'm being consulted on my FA skills when I've never actually put an article through FA myself (I did give it a go with Keith Moon last year and there were some supports, but hey ho - it's still a GA, and that'll do). I had a quick look and there's nothing immediately obvious that stands out in being wrong - the obvious thing is to check your non-free files (which I assume the album art and music samples are) and make sure the fair use rationales are watertight. For example, the cover art in the infobox should not be any larger anywhere on WP. I'll see if I can have a more in-depth look next week. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 19:53, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
I actually just want you to review those two sections I mentioned in the sandbox. (Text, obviously). But thank you pedro | talk 20:06, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Real Ale[edit]

Busy on the "wireless"....

Hi Ritchie, Kent's nearest meetup is next Sunday and we have real ale on tap. ϢereSpielChequers 11:56, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Yum. Unfortunately there is no possible way of me getting to a meetup in the forseeable future (assuming the London ones run on Sunday afternoons) due to my radio show and especially not next weekend as I've got to shuffle kids around from visiting other relatives before all that. Sorry. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:59, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Ah, well that's a good excuse. The London Meetups are on Sundays and seem to be immovable, though the following month has been expanded to a 72 hour event but we have other things going on in London on other days - hopefully listed here. ϢereSpielChequers 12:21, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
The principal problem - and this definitely isn't having a go at you or any other Wikipedians I've met - is that Rhonda and I like to do things together as a couple where possible. Gigs, radio shows, family days out etc. Unfortunately the general atmosphere of Wikimedia events ("Come to Wikimania! Pay money to sit in a room with a laptop!") and the Wikipedia community (or at least the more vocal flavour that turns up at ANI and noticeboards) is a complete and utter turn-off that scares her away. WP:BITE squared. She'd probably get on well with Natasha (they're both teachers) if she popped along to a meetup but otherwise it would be hit and miss. So, while I personally would quite like to pop along to another meetup, it has to go to the bottom of priorities. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:41, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

HiQ Easytyre and Autocentres[edit]

Hi Richie333,

Thanks for your note about HiQ Easy Tyre and Autocentres and there are a few points I want to raise with everyone.

Firstly, we are still building out the content as we learn so would appreciate a little bit of help and patience from everyone rather than just people saying delete pages.

Secondly, the HiQ brand is owned by Goodyear Dunlop but operates under a number of regional sub brands - HiQ is the national brand a Easy Tyre is the sub brand. So it is comparable with the likes of Kwik Fit.

Thirdly, it is slightly against the idea behind Wikipedia to only focus on the 'big brands' especially when we have a lot of local interest content that is being built into the pages with external references.

It is also worth noting that we are getting a lot of issues with people taking over the digital presence of Easy Tyre & Autocentres who do not actually own the brand - this is happening on a lot of social networks and obviously Wikipedia is something where people can get the right information on the brand, ownership and other important information.

Always happy to talk and love feedback on how to improve things.

TG — Preceding unsigned comment added by TerraceGent (talkcontribs) 13:52, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

The CEO of Wal-Mart doesn't like this picture, but it's within Wikipedia policies and guidelines
@TerraceGent: Hi. I think it's important to make a couple of points. Firstly, despite what a lot of companies think, the presence or absence of a Wikipedia article really doesn't make too much of a difference to its success. For example, D&D Autos, a local repair company to me, have a strong turnover and financial success, yet they do not have a Wikipedia article. The best place to put correct factual information about yourself is on your own website - people will believe you are telling "your" side of the story.
Secondly, once you are considered important and significant enough to have a Wikipedia article, you are stuck with it. If, in the future, a BBC Midlands news report states that the business has failed, has been bought out by a competitor, or a company director has been arrested and charged for dangerous driving, that can be used as a reliable source and the negative information can go in the article for anyone to see at the end of a Google search. An article about your business is nothing to be proud of - so think twice and ask yourself if you really want one!
Thirdly, I don't think anyone deletes pages that are created in good faith by new editors for fun. It's a really difficult balance, and if it seems unfair, it is at least supposed to be consistently unfair across the board for everybody. Creating a new article is a popular way into editing Wikipedia regularly, and trying to find a way of staying within established policies, while trying not to scare new users away is one of the toughest challenges we face. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 14:07, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback you sent over and I have made the changes you suggested --TerraceGent (talk) 16:09, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Joyce Green Hospital[edit]

I've added an infobox and done a few tweaks. The website in the EL section looks useful for expanding the article. Do you have access to The Times archive online? Mjroots (talk) 21:34, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Afraid I don't. I wish I did as some other Wikipedians do. As I'm doing more and more research these days, maybe I should see what some of the Highbeam and other online research offers are, so I can take advantage of. This article was pretty easy to get off the ground with some Google Books research. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 21:49, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
I take it that you are in the UK. I get access via Kent County Council's website with my library card. Mjroots (talk) 08:47, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I'm in Kent, but my sources are generally either online via Google Books or Newspapers (which seem to be getting better year on year), or by physically buying "dead-tree" versions - Ashford, Kent used a bunch of history books I picked up in a local bookshop cheaply. I have been meaning to pop along to Kent County Archives at some point and have a look - my dad has been done family and local history for decades and knows archive facilities inside out. I last saw my library card in about 2007, so who knows where it is now :-/ Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 08:50, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Looks like you'll need to get a new card then. Face-smile.svg Mjroots (talk) 10:00, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

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Do you ever get the feeling that some days nothing you do goes right?  :-/ Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 06:38, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Dartford Crossing[edit]

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Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens[edit]

Would be great I think to get both to GA. I think Hyde Park would be the tougher of the two and has a great deal more material to cover. Obviously Hyde Park is a key article not only for London but for UK music too. Probably easier to do Kensington first.♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:12, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

I think to start off we need a good source or two. I can dig up travel guides and a basic introduction, but for a GA quality article, using those for major amounts of the facts just sounds, well, wrong. I did start doing sourcing for both and realised how little I know about either. If you want to concentrate on Kensington, I'll give Hyde Park a go, as Stones in the Park (the only article I started and got to GA) and related festivals mean I have a bit more of an idea about it. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 21:12, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Hyde Park is more of a priority I think. Perhaps do that first?♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:01, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I'll start working through that. I'm always a little wary of putting up a GA that I don't have a reasonable working knowledge of, everything I've put up so far is something I feel I have a good handle on the subject. As I said, I'll want to arm myself with at least two well respected books. That will probably result in an explosion of content, after which we can use online / Google Books sources to finesse the details. For light relief, I may break off and quickly take You Never Give Me Your Money to GA status, which I can probably do in an evening (I've cobbled together an eight track composite of the song from stuff online and am using it as a test to teach myself Logic / Pro Tools mixing). Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 09:05, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

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please review and remove templates if they are no longer needed.[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:HTTPhotos

You put an NPOV tag on this tiny stub. Quite apart from the fact that you should be trying to improve articles and not just slapping tags on them, you have left the tag on the article for 2 years. Please stop. Please try to improve an article, rather than just putting tags on them; please go back and check the tags that you place to see if the issues have been addressed; and please remove the tags if they are no longer needed.

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31.55.15.178 (talk) 16:36, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

I have looked at the article and cannot see any coverage in reliable sources, so I'm afraid I've had no choice but to nominate it for deletion. I'm sorry you think I don't improve articles, which is disappointing to hear as I have taken over to 20 articles to good article status and am in the middle of improving several others at the moment. Chill. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 16:46, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of You Never Give Me Your Money[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Dartford Crossing[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
For your considerable efforts to promote articles like Denmark Street and Dartford Crossing, having the ability to get poor quality articles up to GA status in a short period of time. Most impressed! Keep up the great work! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:23, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of University of Michigan Men's Glee Club[edit]

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That's grrrrrrrreat! Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:46, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

John Dewey School[edit]

Schools count as organizations, which is covered under A7. Not sure where the A1 came from though; Twinkle on tiny phone screen isn't the best... Ansh666

According to the criteria for A7, the guidelines explicitly say "with the exception of educational institutions", which a school is. I think this is generally because a legitimate school can be redirected to somewhere else in the worst instance. You'll have to wait for the AfD to close, or PROD it. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 08:48, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
AAAAh, didn't remember that part, and the Twinkle summary doesn't include that, as far as I can recall. Sorry! (BTW, the AfD discussion doesn't exist...) Ansh666 11:20, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
I generally prefer manually adding the {{db-meta}} derived tags and leaving a personalised message. Anyway, I've procedurally completed the AfD, as I assumed the editor who tagged it wanted it to go there. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:43, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
I guess that works...I usually don't complete incomplete nominations with no rationale given, as they're generally closed under WP:SK#1. Looks like this one was bad enough, though! Thanks, Ansh666 01:11, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Dartford Crossing[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 19:52, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of You Never Give Me Your Money[edit]

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Hi Ritchie, congratulations on such a high profile GA. I have nominated it for DYK, here-any alternative hooks are welcome. Thanks, Matty.007 13:00, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Hmmm. The hook you've given isn't really that "gosh, I never knew that" (Not Guilty had almost three times as many takes) and I can't think of an obvious alternative at the mo. I'll leave the DYK nomination for somebody else. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:03, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Well, I'll know what to hook Not Guilty with if you get it to GA... 36 seems a lot to me as more of a lay person regarding music, is the alt any better? Thanks, Matty.007 13:07, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Let me ping @EEng: and his "rib-tickling hooks for all the family" service and see if he can spin a yarn out of it. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:39, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm flattered -- see nom page. Not really a family rib-tickler, but I think it should grab the attention of aging Beatles fans, and maybe rope in a few new ones. EEng (talk) 15:05, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Beatles (album)[edit]

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Congrats on getting this to GA :)! SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 01:05, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for a great review. This article has been a long slog to get to GA, so it's good to finally make it. Paging @Matty.007: for the DYK... Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 06:20, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Would you suggest crediting SNUGGUMS and Dan56? I've got some hooks here, but I suspect you can think of something better. Thanks, Matty.007 10:20, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
It was my pleasure, sir. SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 13:30, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Long-term abuse report[edit]

@SummerPhD:, @Ghmyrtle:, @Chaheel Riens:, @SchroCat:, @De728631:, @Bretonbanquet: - could you all take a look at User:Ritchie333/LTA report? It's a draft for what I'm going to call the "best known for IP", and you've all (AFAIK) had edits reverted by them. Please could you take a look and flesh out the report and make any corrections necessary. I've never filed a LTA report before (and I hope never to again), but this case has been going on-off for a good 18 months. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:23, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

@Famspear: has also had some less than happy dealings with this individual as well. - SchroCat (talk) 15:51, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
I had no idea he'd annoyed so many people. I'll make my comment tomorrow, cheers. Bretonbanquet (talk) 02:07, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

You Never Give Me Your Money has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Oops, sorry about that. The bot apparently can't tell that [[Category:Passed DYK nominations from July 2014]] is a valid category. APerson (talk!) 14:48, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
APerson: is the bot running now, or still in trials? Thanks, Matty.007 14:49, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Still in trials, but all the bot's code is finished and I'm just ironing out this one bug. APerson (talk!) 14:50, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
That's good. Thanks, Matty.007 14:52, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for You Never Give Me Your Money[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 16:25, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Alex Rae Dyk[edit]

Thanks for your review of Template:Did you know nominations/Alex Rae (rugby union) but another editor has questioned your review. Can you amend it and reinstate the green tick please? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 07:18, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

I have replied. This is the third accusation I have seem from this editor regarding copyright violations without a shred of evidence, and it's getting disruptive now. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 07:37, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Dartford Crossing[edit]

Toll booths, yesterday

Hi,

You have reverted my corrections to the Dartford Crossing page for reasons I don't understand. You simply note "too much falsification of sources", whereas I was simply correcting relatively trivial errors. For example: "The crossing has always been tolled" - not correct; there has not been a toll at the crossing since 2003 "Charge for motorcycle w. Dart Tag - Free" - not correct, Motorcycles cannot use Dart Tag - the charge is not defined.

Could you explain what you disliked about my corrections?

Thanks, Dartfordian (talk) 09:03, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

I'll give a fuller explanation on Talk:Dartford Crossing later, but a brief summary:
  • "A toll was payable since the first tunnel opened" - should read "A toll has been payable since the first tunnel opened"
  • "The charge collection booths" vs "The toll booth" - to the man in the street, a road you have to pay to drive over is a toll, a "charge collection" is legalese (several problems here)
  • "regularly carries 160,000 vehicles or more" - the source does not say it regularly carries that level, but merely that it may do
  • "Construction work on the free-flow scheme started in early 2014." - the source just said "preparation"
  • "a daily average of 136,000 vehicles." - the source gave an exact figure
  • "Officers may stop and direct traffic on the crossing and its approach roads, and must be in uniform to exercise their powers." - removed for no reason, given it was sourced Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 09:18, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for the response, and happy to continue on Talk: Dartford Crossing Page, but just to confirm:
  • A toll has been payable since the first tunnel opened" - no, a toll was payable from 1960 to 2003. In 2003 the toll was converted to a road user charge
  • "The charge collection booths" vs "The toll booth" - to the man in the street, a road you have to pay to drive over is a toll, a "charge collection" is legalese - I just disagree with this. There is a clear distinction between a congestion charge and a toll. No man in the street refers to London Congestion Charge as a toll. With the introduction of Dart Charge and C logo at Dartford [1] continued reference toll is, I suggest, incorrect and misleading
  • "regularly carries 160,000 vehicles or more" - the source does not say it regularly carries that level, but merely that it may do- the crossing carries >160,000 vehicles roughly once per week - I will find you a source. Clearly it may carry up to 180,000 as this is the maximum measured flow
  • "Construction work on the free-flow scheme started in early 2014." - the source just said "preparation" - 'preparation' (however defined) clearly started long before 2014, as there was a consultation on the changes in 2012. However, construction work started in early 2014, so I tried to convey what I assumed the original author meant
  • "a daily average of 136,000 vehicles." - the source gave an exact figure - I ameded 136,015 (which is simply the total divided by 365) to a round figure; this seemed the more accessible number for the man in the street you quote above
  • "Officers may stop and direct traffic on the crossing and its approach roads, and must be in uniform to exercise their powers." - removed for no reason, given it was sourced - this is a reference to Highways Agency Traffic Officers in general (see Highways Agency Traffic Officer page) there is nothing unique to Dartford Crossing in this statement (it is comparable to saying that users of the crossing should drive on the left)

Happy to be advised, but was simply trying to make the page factually correct. Dartfordian (talk) 10:02, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Normandy landings[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:28, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for University of Michigan Men's Glee Club[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:28, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Chilean IP[edit]

By the way, the blocks on that IP go back to 2010 not 2012 as you state in your report. I've provided links to 2011 reports but I'm sure it is older than that. WCMemail 10:40, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

White Album[edit]

Congrats! My apologies, I had 4 or 5 reviews to do and knew there was one missing!♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:42, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Cheers Blofeld. Might do Yellow Submarine next. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:46, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
I wonder if Did you know: ... that 'We all live in a yellow submarine? would get through? Thanks, Matty.007 13:27, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Let's not run before we can walk - there's a lot of completely uncited content about the cover that will need sorting first. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:38, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Help Please[edit]

Hello,

Will you please address my problem I've mentioned today (July 22) here => Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Help desk?

Thanks!

Elmo Hope DYK[edit]

Thank you for your help with Template:Did you know nominations/Elmo Hope.

I took the problem with internal links to a Help page and got this answer – Help talk:Citation Style 1#sfn and page internal links. Implementing it appears to me to work and to be preferable to the {{rp}} solution. Any objection to using what is suggested on that page? EddieHugh (talk) 14:23, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

@EddieHugh: - not at all. I only know a few tricks on citation templates that I just learned through doing them again and again. If you can make the change, I'll have a look at the diff and see how it works for next time. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 15:34, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick reply. I've made the changes; they work on my system. EddieHugh (talk) 15:49, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Aha - all becomes clear. I'm a "learn by doing" man and just can't get to grips with things unless I see practical examples in front of me. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 15:53, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

List of Hammond organ players[edit]

@Binksternet:, @Dr. Blofeld:, @SNUGGUMS:, @EddieHugh: and friends - I thnk List of Hammond organ players is finally getting close to being a featured list candidate. Could you check it over and spot any obvious mistakes, and if it all looks okay I will put it up for a nomination. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:03, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Added minor fixes. I'm not familiar with the FL criteria, but wish you all the best with it. EddieHugh (talk) 12:29, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Eddie. I'm not either but hopefully someone I pinged is! I'll keep you posted. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:33, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
I've done some tweaking. Should be good now. SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 17:53, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Let me ping @Crisco 1492: and see if he's got any idea - once I've done one FL I'll have a better idea of how these things work! Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 10:56, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

  • I'd standardize where you put the refs, but right now it looks pretty good. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:00, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

The FLC is now up, so critique away. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 17:05, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

confused and a little offended over my message[edit]

I added two things to the Keith Moon page. Being that was my first time ever adding to a page i coudnt understand why my stuff kept getting deleted so that's why i kept putting it back. Im a huge Keith fan and i know the two things I put were 100% accurate, and i didnt know how to add the source. If you yourself googled my two contributions you would see that they are facts and not speculations. Zak Starkey was infact Keiths Godson and brought him his first drum kit when he was a kid, and taught him to play. Keith was actually closer with Zak than he was his own daughter due to Kim leaving him, Mandy Moon didnt know her father very well. Fact number two was Keith did infact pay a thug 200 pounds to break Ian McLagans fingers (To ruin his career, since he played the keyboard) because he hated the fact Ian took Kim from him, he always loved Kim. Pete Townsend heard what Keith done and paid the thug another 200 pounds not to carry it out. Ironically the "Thug" that was hired was the driver for the Small Faces so Ian knew him very well and was very grateful to Pete for helping him because Ian said the guy was a nut. Now like i said it could be googled and you can see it was all facts, i being new, and lastnight being the first time using it, i innocently kept putting it back because i thought my two things were great contributions and thought i was doing it wrong. I dont know where or how to put the references. I seen your message that im being watched and could be blocked, why? Bcause i was a misinformed, and an unsure user who was just trying to add cool peices of Info? I dont even no if i wrote this out right. Im sure theyll be a problem with this too im sure. — Preceding unsigned comment added by GIGLmoon (talkcontribs) 07:57, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

@GIGLmoon: - There are a number of different factors at play here, so I'll try and summarise them.
  • Firstly, just because somebody reverted your edit, it doesn't mean you're in trouble. Everyone assumed good faith that you were trying to improve the encyclopaedia. As long as you discuss your changes (which you're now doing) and don't just blindly change the article back again, you'll be fine.
  • All content on Wikipedia must be verifiable. That means if you are going to make edits that are contentious, you have to supply a reliable source that states clearly and unambiguously where you got the information from. By "reliable source", I mean something that has been professionally published and is widely understood to be accurate. In my view, the best source for Keith Moon is Tony Fletcher's book, "Dear Boy", (and I'd hope it was yours too) which is why you'll see lots of "{{sfn|Fletcher|1998|p=123}}" scattered throughout the article's source text. I can pull out the specific page if required, but I believe the book debunks the incident between Moon and Ian McLagan to be an urban myth and false. Therefore, it should not be added to the article.
  • We require reliable sources because - well, just because it's on the internet, doesn't mean it's true! As you're probably aware, Moon was prone to making up stories and telling tall tales about his life in interviews, so although you might read something and believe it to be true, you cannot categorically prove that it is. Wikipedia requires the proof.
  • Keith Moon is a good article. That means a number of experienced editors have assessed its quality and ensured that it meets good standards of prose and is factually accurate and verifiable. What this means in practice is that the expected standard for edits to be retained is higher - unless you are fixing obvious typos or grammar, or supply impeccable sources, you're likely to have edits reverted. When you think about editing an article, check for the green blob in the top right hand corner for "good". A brown star means it's a featured article, which is supposed to represent extremely high quality content of a professional standard, and what I just said applies even more (you can supply a reasonable source for an FA and still be reverted because the source is good but not the best one).

I'm sorry if this sounds like a lot to take in - it is. If you want any other assistance, I can recommend trying The Teahouse, which is staffed with volunteers able to help newcomers to Wikipedia. They can explain how to cite sources and include them with your edits. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 10:01, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

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Reminder[edit]

This could still use more input from you, Ritchie. I'm taking to FAC tomorrow! SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 17:57, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

@SNUGGUMS: - message received, understood, and comments added! Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:17, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
And here is the FAC. SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs) 21:31, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

July 2014[edit]

DYK for Not Guilty (song)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 10:57, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Sending a kitten your way because you have been the most helpful and kind wikipedian i know. I have a draft in my sandbox about a very cool music producer - engineer and would love to know what you think! Marissa Bco66209 (talk) 19:12, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

@Bco66209: I had a look at the article. A producer with that many credits under his belt should probably have an article. I did a search for "Graham Marsh producer", and there seems to be surprisingly little written about him from reliable sources. I found this article from the 2012 South by SouthWest festival, which certainly mentions his achievements, but again seems to devote little more than a paragraph. Strange. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 20:05, 28 July 2014 (UTC)