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WikiProject Architecture[edit]

Hello and welcome to the WikiProject Architecture - here's the bulletin - if you don't like it just delete it from your talk page, otherwise, it automatically updates. Please give me or one of the other project members a shout if you need any help. Kind regards Elekhh (talk) 22:15, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Joan Newton Cuneo article[edit]

Hi Sionk, This is Speedhist, Have been laid up for a while just starting writing again. I would like to revise my article on Joan Newton Cuneo, but I haven't been able to find your comments. Could you please direct me to them. Best, Speedhist (talk) 21:55, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

I made some comments when I declined your draft article in 2013, but these will have been lost when the draft was successfully moved to Wikipedia's article space. However, if you have any questions I'll be happy to help. Sionk (talk) 18:31, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for getting back to me. I was surprised to see that my article was now uploaded. I will add a few photos in a few days. Plan to do a few more bios of early women racers. Speedhist (talk) 14:08, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

about managing List of female architects[edit]

Hi Sionk -- I hope you can consider Talk:List of female architects#proposal for treatment of redlinks and removed items as a well-meaning try, that you might support in whole or part. I saw somewhere, not sure where, that there's an initiative started or starting soon to get a lot of development of women architects in Wikipedia. I'd like for new editors who add red-links or other info to the list-article, perhaps without much knowledge of Wikipedia rules, to be welcomed and to be treated nicely. There are in fact new editors arriving. E.g. brand-new editor User:Avabkeating who recently added Jane Goodman item recently, on her first day of editing at Wikipedia. My supporting that, and welcoming her at her Talk page and beginning to help develop a corresponding draft article, seems to be going well. Simply removing new items, on the other hand, would be pretty negative for brand-new editors. I hope you can see some benefit of being flexible and accommodating in a different way, at the list-article, for a while at least? I have the impression that you've managed the list-article well for a while, but hope some change is possible. I look forward to your participation at that proposal Talk section, and I'll also watch here. sincerely, --doncram 17:19, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Sure, the idea of being welcoming is a sound one, of course! I've replied on Talk:List of female architects and I support the idea of a sub-list (though not sure where that should be). Sionk (talk) 18:11, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Chalda Maloff multiple issues[edit]

I thought by adding secondary sources and clearing up insufficient inline citations as suggested it would correct the article but now I see your latest issue of being too close of a connection to the subject. How can I fix this? I feel the additions have made things worse. Help! ChaldaMaloff (talk) 20:16, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

You were warned that writing an autobiography about yourself was not a good idea. It is extremely difficult to remain objective and write only about widely known facts. Generally information (in biographical article in particular) should be cited to published sources that are independent of the subject. In contrast to that, describing a book or paper and citing it to the book/paper itself is not good practice. Sionk (talk) 19:23, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

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Amanda Eliasch[edit]

Merrypinkwoman (talk) 22:46, 19 April 2015 (UTC)Re: Amanda Eliasch. She is an important donor with both the The Elephant Family and the The BFI. Why do you always say no? I checked with the BFI and with the others. If the other artists can mention their contributions why cannot she? If a socialite is a socialite, then in the old fashioned world of its real meaning of the world she is contributing to society at large. She appears to be doing this frequently. The links are correct. The other edits I make never have this criticism, and they have done far less than she has. What's the exact problem? The page is always attacked for no real reason.[1] check the costs of the charities and you will see she is quite some donor, that is just the surface. She contributed to Britweek in Los Angeles several times, supporting Pam Hogg too, that was not changed yet her page always is?Merrypinkwoman (talk) 22:46, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

As you know from the history of this Amanda Eliasch article, there were multiple attempts to delete it because of its promotional nature (with suggestions that Eliasch was contributing herself). It was saved from deletion (largely by me and another experienced editor) on the basis it would be cleaned up.
If you want to describe her as an "important donor" to various charities (or BFI) you'll need to cite that claim to a reliable source (e.g. a news article about her donations). Citing that sort of thing to a list on a charity website with her name on it is not the right thing to do. Try and stick to adding widely established (and verifiable) facts about her. Sionk (talk) 02:57, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
Merrypinkwoman (talk) 11:40, 20 April 2015 (UTC)Thank you for your help Sionk I appreciate that you have helped the page along with another prominent editor, but I think if you had read what I have read it would cement the worthiness of pursuits. Otherwise, we should remove the word "socialite" which means in its proper sense that the person does a lot for society. Anyway the links do not get taken down on other Wikapedia pages that I contribute to?. It is worth talking about. The BFI should be added in my view,

and The Elephant Family as she seems to have spent on record 100,000 pounds on helping the Elephants habitat and to have places to live in India. Surely more than other people?. The BFI on record she has given 100,000 pounds too? The others are smaller amounts. Please inform me so I can get the right links. Who checks old artists pages? As you saw others need doing? Because of the lack of records in the 1980's 1990's citations are poor? How much do you have to give in order to be a major donor, I think this is considerable? I shall look forward to hearing from you.Merrypinkwoman (talk) 11:40, 20 April 2015 (UTC)