User talk:RobertG

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Archives Please post new messages to the bottom of my talk page (click here). I will typically respond on yours, although if it appears the discussion would be better kept in one place then I am likely to respond here.

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S'Cool Life Fund[edit]

are you still and editor for Wikipedia? I noticed you deleted a page on S'Cool Life Fund back in 2006, but this registered charity has done many great things. here is a Bloomberg article that you may want to cite in restoring the page... http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=axFh1IUuUbuQ ...thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.211.245.132 (talkcontribs) 27 April 2013

The article was deleted back in 2006. Here's the text approximately as it stood when it was deleted:
I hope you can amplify that a bit, with some references. Go to it! Best of luck. --RobertGtalk 10:32, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Awards lists in play articles[edit]

Based on your past editing activity, you may want to comment at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Theatre#Award enumeration.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 18:08, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Oliver Cromwell's Army Chaplain?[edit]

Who was he? Do you know? He's the source of the quotation on your userpage: "Let us not assume any power of infallibility towards each other, for another's truth is as dark to me as mine is to him—until the Lord enlighten us both." From WP: Jeremiah White (chaplain) was Cromwell's chaplain while Richard Baxter served as chaplain of the New Model Army between July 1645 and July 1646. One of these two? Contact Basemetal here 10:06, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

My source was slightly vague, wasn't it? I find it was probably John Saltmarsh (clergyman). Just found this. Best wishes, RobertGtalk 10:54, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Here's your quote: «Let us not being under no further degree of the revelation of truth and coming out of Babylon, assume any power of infallibility [towards] each other so as to soar up all to our light or degree of knowing or practising; for there lies as much on one side for compulsion as on another, respectively to one another, for another’s [truth] is as dark to me as mine to him, and mine to him as his to me, till the Lord enlighten us both for discerning alike.».
It's to and evidence. But great job. I much prefer the quote as edited by you. Saltmarsh sounded like a terse and powerful speaker with an amazing ear for great rhythm. Congratulations. You should become a speech writer. Unfortunately, the real quote is, umm, a bit, well,... yet full of good intentions, mind you. Incidentally, how did you find the site? Not by Googling for the quote obviously. Contact Basemetal here 18:08, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Actually, I did exactly that!- simply searched (being in the UK, I use google.co.uk) by pasting in the text of my quote: that website comes third on the results list. Best wishes. RobertGtalk 14:38, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Olivier Messiaen at FAR[edit]

I have nominated Olivier Messiaen for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Toccata quarta (talk) 05:36, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Copy edit question[edit]

Hello RobertG. Back in 2012 you were kind enough to do a thorough copyedit on the article about Frederik Magle. I have expanded the article a little more (mostly done in this edit), and nominated it as a Good Article. But I think the expanded text could use a copyedit with fresh eyes by a native English-speaker. Could I persuade you to do that once more? It would be much appreciated. --Danmuz (talk) 13:54, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Greetings, happy new year. I've done that: I didn't think much work was required on your additions. Good luck with the GA nomination. Could you perhaps add IPA for his name? - the very little Danish I know makes me guess "Magle" is not pronounced as an English speaker would read it: is it closer to "Mahler"? --RobertGtalk 12:20, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
Happy new year to you too! Thanks for doing the copy edit, I'm happy that it didn't require a lot of work. I'm not really familiar with the IPA, but I'll see if I can figure it out - correctly. You are right, it's closer to Mahler than how I think English speakers would read it. The "Ma" is pronounced exactly the same as in "Mahler". I'll see what I can do, but I would not like to add an incorrect IPA so if in doubt I will probably try to find someone with more experience in Danish IPA. --Danmuz (talk) 16:40, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
The Danish IPA has been added by a user, proficient in its use, who was kind enough to do so. The article hasn't been reviewed yet, but in the meantime it was suggested to me that the more recent history wasn't covered well enough, so I've expanded it a little. I'm almost embarrassed to ask, but if you would do a final copy edit of the expanded text, it would be great. I think this will be the last larger expansion for a while, unless there are other significant things that needs to be improved during the GA review. --Danmuz (talk) 18:18, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! --Danmuz (talk) 09:25, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of List of state highways in the United States shorter than one mile for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of state highways in the United States shorter than one mile is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of state highways in the United States shorter than one mile (2nd nomination) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. –Dream out loud (talk) 21:26, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Yellowhammer[edit]

Hi Robert, I've just begun a very long process to work Yellowhammer up to FA. I started with the "In Culture" section because it's the area I know least about. I wonder if you would mind having a look to see if what I've said about Messiaen and Beethoven makes any sense. Thanks Jimfbleak - talk to me? 15:53, 22 April 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)

Category:Members of the Linnean Society of London[edit]

Category:Members of the Linnean Society of London, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. DuncanHill (talk) 20:01, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Category:National Football League summer camp sites[edit]

Category:National Football League summer camp sites, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. DexDor (talk) 20:22, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Category:Rochester area high schools[edit]

Category:Rochester area high schools, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. – TMF (talk) 15:05, 25 October 2014 (UTC)