User talk:Rklawton

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McDonald's[edit]

Slow down friend. This is a well-read article and you may want to get some consensus on the talk page before you tear the article apart. Thanks. Magnolia677 (talk) 01:48, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Apparently you haven't read the talk page. I started a thread there. No one objected. And, if you look at the images, you'll see that those that were removed provided little value. Your knee jerk revert is highly inappropriate. If you wish to take exception to an edit, it should be based on the merits of the edit alone and its effect on the article. In this case, the effect was positive - it removed pointless images from an article overloaded with images. Your restoration of these images made the article noticeably worse. Rklawton (talk) 01:56, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
I must have missed your talk page discussion while I was preparing for Christmas 2013! What criteria did you use when deciding which pictures to cut? It seems obvious you kept all the pictures of the McDonald's in the United States, and removed all but one from another country. Are you aware that the picture of the McArabia burger--which you deleted--was the second most popular picture on the page, with 1097 views? Yet you kept the picture of the drive-thru sign in New York--the least popular picture on the page--with 344 views. Wikipedia should embraced a global perspective, and McDonald's is a global company. Yet your edits have a painfully US bias. You also removed one of the two politically relevant pictures, of a world leader eating at a McDonald's. Please see this discussion I did before moving some photos from the Lake Ontario article: Talk:Lake Ontario#Remove and replace some photos. Then, THREE DAYS LATER, I did the edits. There's no shame in reverting your poorly-planned edits and doing it right, because loading the page with US photos--I can assure you--will not go away. Thank you. Magnolia677 (talk) 03:07, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

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COI help[edit]

Hi Rklawton. I was wondering if you had a few minutes to take a look at my correction requests here on a BLP article. The issue seems to be mostly around a source written by Bob Geary, who Google says is an Opinion Columnist for the publication. However, the article is in the "Elections" rather than "Columns" section of the publication. Perdue's biography guy says some of their facts are wrong. CorporateM (Talk) 07:22, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Extant Organizations/Noticeboard[edit]

Someone suggested at the Village Pump that I boldly create Wikipedia:Extant Organizations/Noticeboard, a noticeboard to discuss articles about organizations that may be subject to non-neutral editing. Basically it's the corporate version of BLPN, where both adverts and attack pages can be brought to the community for broader scrutiny. Except this board does not currently relate to a specific policy like BLPN does, except NPOV, V, etc. (though it could refer to this essay I wrote or something). You participated in the prior village pump discussion that led to consensus for Template:COI editnotice, which is now widely used. Although this noticeboard is not COI-related, I thought you might have an interest in this as well, in whether the noticeboard should be kept and/or in participating in it generally. CorporateM (Talk) 18:36, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the invite. I hope by "may be" - you mean "appears to be". I think this is a good idea. You can add McDonalds and Caterpillar to the list. I don't know if they are "currently" under attack, but they attacks have been recurring over a long period of time. Rklawton (talk) 12:58, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Wiknic 2014[edit]

You are invited to join us at our Wiknic on Sun, July 6, 2014: St. Louis Wiknic. Hope to see you there! Mark Schierbecker (talk) 23:26, 1 July 2014 (UTC)