As someone who appears familiar with the matter,
A long dormant account that comes back to suspect articles - is it just coincidence? -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 23:50, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
Lweavernc resumed editing half an hour after being notified of a PROD on Selected Hilarity. It seems likely that this editor is the Larry Weaver mentioned in that article. The "Connected contributor" template was put on the article's talk page in 2010.
The creator of the Jerry Carroll article does look to be a hired writer, and has been blocked for abusing multiple accounts (Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Muhammad Ali Khalid/Archive). —rybec 00:40, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
Your submission at Articles for creation: JUSTUS ESIRI (March 1)
I took those interwiki links back off of this article. If interwiki links are not in Wikidata, the thing to do is add them there, not add them to the article. There is a separate Wikidata entry for crème Chantilly, which is apparently slightly different from whipped cream and even has a section in the whipped cream article here. If you think they are the same, you could merge the Wikidata entries. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:10, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
- @Auntof6: As you can see from my comment at Talk:Whipped_cream#Language_links_and_whipped_cream I didn't say they are the same. I don't see how removing the interwiki links without migrating them to wikidata is constructive. Please restore them and I'll ask on wikidata for help with this. —rybec 01:41, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
- It may not be constructive, but having them in the article is incorrect. I know the two things are extremely similar, but someone apparently decided that separate Wikidata items were needed, so they shouldn't be mixed in articles. Maybe they should be considered the same things, but some languages have separate articles so the two Wikidata items can't simply be merged.
- In any case, I removed three links.
- The French one links to a different Wikidata item, and so it shouldn't be included on our "Whipped cream" article.
- The Estonian one's interwiki links are all coded in the article. They look like a mix of whipped cream and Chantilly cream articles. Google Translate seems to indicate that the Estonian article is about whipped cream, but Wikidata won't let me add it to that item. Maybe they aren't using Wikidata?
- The German one linked to a section of an article. I know you can't add interwiki links in Wikidata that are to sections, and I personally don't think they should be in the articles, either, because they aren't an exact match.
- So for now, I'd rather leave those off until the people at Wikidata respond. By the way, I don't think redirects should be entered in Wikidata, either, and the error message you got seems to confirm that -- somehow it saw that it was a redirect and it looked at the redirect target to verify it. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:35, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
- I've asked at wikidata:Wikidata:Project_chat#help_request_.28whipped_cream_vs._Chantilly_cream.29. I wonder whether you noticed that the whipped cream article here also covers Chantilly cream. —rybec 01:55, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Sent you an email
- Thanks for notifying me here. I don't often check my e-mail. —rybec 07:37, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
- No problem. I hope I'm just being paranoid... but it's better to share this particular concern. Tokyogirl79 (｡◕‿◕｡) 07:39, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Abby Martin disambiguation deletion discussion
Hi Rybec. I made some changes to the dab page that you put up for deletion: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Abby Martin (disambiguation). Perhaps that will take care of the problem?Anythingyouwant (talk) 06:35, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
- Thank you. I've withdrawn the deletion nomination. —rybec 08:50, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your help in creating "Hugh D T Williamson". I'd started this more than a year ago, got disheartened, and then was delighted to receive notification of its creation, and even more delighted that several other people, including you, collaborated to fill in the gaps. Wikipedia in action, good job!
DYK for Mass surveillance in China
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