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Salmon Arm category and subcats

The subcats are going to wind up deleted......cats should only be created if there's a number of articles for each e.g. 5 at least, more like 10. Landforms and populated places in should be subcats of Category:Shuswap Country, and there will be sufficient entries to justify those. I don't know whether these are eligible for a speedy deletion but they were ill-advised and like some of the Okanagan cats recently created, overkill and outside Wiki guidelines.......making work for other people is all the creation of these cats do.Skookum1 (talk) 02:27, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

There are obviously enough articles available for one category, but I would not mind merging them into the main category if necessary. However, they would not be eligible for speedy deletion, which requires they be completed empty. It is also suggested that a few days should be provided for the creator to add Wikipedia entries. Actually, I've seen numerous categories for discussion debates where some of which are kept because they have borderline amount of articles that are required (where is usually around five or something, which you did state). Thanks for pointing that out. TBrandley (TCB) 03:01, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

"Edit warning"

Hi TBrandley, you undid my edit, but my edit was based on WP:RS. You didn't specify any solid reason except "edit warning". Is it a reason? Can't you seen Kww started edit-waring. Yes, I've used talk-page. There I've clarified myself according to wiki policies. But only one editor is stick to his statement bypassing the policies. Are you working as a proxy to Kww?--AsceticRosé 05:12, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

No, he did not. I saw his revert after he did it, but he did not discuss it with me beforehand. You are edit warring, AsceticRose. Your claim that WP:OR applies has been refuted by multiple editors and your claim that WP:RS applies has been refuted by multiple editors. There is no consensus favoring your change, and it has been reverted multiple times by multiple editors. I am not bypassing policies, and you need to stop attempting to force your change in.—Kww(talk) 05:34, 27 April 2013 (UTC)
I'm not aware of the broad situation, but I did know that you were edit warning and thus I reverted it. See the bold, revert, discuss essay and please obtain a consensus on the article's talk page before enforcing the contribution again. Cheers. TBrandley (TCB) 05:49, 27 April 2013 (UTC)
Kww, you have given two false information here. You info about WP:OR & WP:RS refutation by multiple editors are clearly false on this discussion. It is only you who deny this. Editors like Tarc, Faizan, Mar4d have clearly backed by point. Please prove if I’m wrong. On the other hand, no editor has overtly supported your point.--AsceticRosé 15:48, 27 April 2013 (UTC)
Singularity42, FormerIP, and Astrolynx clearly line up on my side. Most editors agree that the source is quite reliable for the Ahmadiyya's beliefs and does not present an OR problem. Even Tarc42 disagrees with your OR logic, he simply thinks that it may be correct to discount views widely thought of as heretical, making this solely a DUE weight issue. Aside from Tarc, the other editors in favor of the change can all be reasonably believed to be biased. I don't think Tbrandley's talk page is the right place for this. If you want to talk more, come to my talk page.—Kww(talk) 16:35, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Steamboats of Lake Okanagan

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I accidentally move this article to Steamboats of Okanagan, but it now will not let me revert my move. Thus, I required help from an administrator to move it back to Steamboats of Lake Okanagan. Thanks. TBrandley (TCB) 18:22, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  Ronhjones  (Talk) 18:58, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! TBrandley (TCB) 19:07, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Seymour Arm, British Columbia move.....uh, NO

Think before you strip off comma-province dabs on places you don't know much about. Why? Because there's Seymour Arm, the arm of Salmon Arm, and there's also another one on the BC Coast, somewhere around Belize Inlet as I recall. Seymour Arm should be a dab page, and that tiny, obscure settlement is not the primary usage (the one on the coast is best known, actually, because of the recreational marine and fishing activity in the area).Skookum1 (talk) 18:09, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Celista was another bad move, that place, if you stopped to read the article (?) was named for a Chief Celista of the Neskonlith Band, the version of the name given there is Seletsa. It remains to be seen what a comparison of cites on him (he's a notable figure in regional history) have to say about what the priority version of his name is, but this is another case where you've made yourself busy making changes to an article without investigating other possibilies about, gee what else might that refer to? Bad call.Skookum1 (talk) 18:12, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

why did you do this?

I'm trying to sort out this which shouldn't be a redirect to Talk:Steamboats of Okanagan, it should be the talkpage for Steamboats of Lake Okanagan...when you move, or try to move (since your move was rightly reverted) an article page, you're supposed to move the talkpage to. And why do you have a problem using "the" before Okanagan? See my talkpage comments as to why I titled this "Lake Okanagan" in the first place, also.Skookum1 (talk) 04:04, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

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Okanagan Country subcats

TBrandley, just watching your placement of your new Category:Populated places in the Okanagan Country.....you are aware, I hope, that there are already populated places categories on many of those articles, that that would be a parent for, or grandparent, e.g. Category:Populated places in the South Okanagan and others, including Category:Populated places in the Okanagan [post-edit - I thought that existed, the South Okanagan cat maybe I guess is only a subcat of Category:Okanagan - and Category:Populated places in Okanogan County, Washington, I think. Also though you've shown that "Okanogan Country" is used in the United States in the same way that "Okanagan country" is used in Canada......you're over-categorizing, and placing your new category where its subcats already are, and the use of "Okanagan Country" in that manner is more than a bit WP:OR and imposes the Canadian spelling of the name on US locations. Please improve articles, not just play category names unless the categories are appropriate. In my opinion, this one is completely superfluous.Skookum1 (talk) 03:54, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

You've also created that category without a parent category; please do NOT create Category:Okanagan Country, which is redlinked there, without further discussion, including the issue of the cross-border spelling variation. IMO you "populated places" cat is inappropriately named because of the cross-border spelling difference. Maybe Category:Populated places in the Okanagan for Canadian items and Category:Populated places in the American Okanogan, though Category:Populated places in Okanogan County, Washington already exists; your interpretation of including Chelan and, I think, Methow Counties is "somewhat" OR. I think there may also be a Colville Reservation populated places cat, I'm not sure. Chelan is a North Cascades category primarily IMO.Skookum1 (talk) 05:52, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

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North Korea

I agree that North Korea is a crazily repressive country with a maniac family (but I can't call them communist; they have a cast system and a monarchy, what does that have to do with communism?, but that's not the point)... My point is this, the word totalitarian is vague and doesn't have a single (or for that matter two or three) definition and only carries with it a highly negative connotation, while dictatorship is also a negative loaded word, albeit true... The point is, I've never seen any other article here on Wikipedia on a dictatorship which describes the country as either authoritarian, totalitarian or something else. These words a highly loaded with negativity, and the description Juche single-party state should be enough, since it describes the situation exactly how it is. Of course, Juche quasi-monarchial single-party state would also work.... Back to the word, this discussion has been at the East Germany page, the Soviet Union, the Ba'athist Iraq page, and they have all ended up with not using the words dictatorship and totalitarian in the infobox.. North Korea should be no difference... I have problems with the words being featured in the infobox, that's all. --TIAYN (talk) 08:07, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

I don't get why North Korea should include the word dictatorship at all.... China doesn't have it, Vietnam doesn't have it, Laos doesn't have it, Cuba doesn't have it, Uzbekistan doesn't have it, Kazakhstan doesn't have it, Belarus doesn't have it and so on... Why should North Korea be any different, why??? I'm having problems understanding why North Korea should be exceptional... And since Wikipedia is neutral, the whole arguement that North Korea should be labelled a totalitarian dictotarial place because its a repressive hellhole, falls to pieces.
Secondly, everyone knows that North Korea is repressive (with the exception of 1 percent of the world population who thinks its fighting world imperialism... What??? ) .... I've started a discussion on the North Korea talk page, maybe more people will join . :) --TIAYN (talk) 08:33, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

See North Korea talk page

See reply at the talk page. --TIAYN (talk) 08:09, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

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Mohamed Salah

Could you please revert your edit to Mohamed Salah.. he's not officially signed for Chelsea yet. Medical, etc. to be done. JMHamo (talk) 00:15, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

I have reverted now. He has not yet signed his personal contract and there is a lot left. Before adding this kind of info it must be hundred percent completed. Please read and discuss on article talkpage and WT:FOOTY. QED237 (talk) 00:30, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

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And so ends the most competitive first round we have ever seen, with 38 points required to qualify for round 2. Last year, 19 points secured a place; before that, 11 (2012) or 8 (2011) were enough. This is both a blessing and a curse. While it shows the vigourous good health of the competition, it also means that we have already lost many worthy competitors. Our top three scorers were:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer whose high-quality scans of rare banknotes represent an unusual, interesting and valuable contribution to Wikipedia. Most of Godot's points this round have come from a large set of pictures used in Treasury Note (1890–91).
  2. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions), a WikiCup veteran and a finalist last year, Adam is also a featured picture specialist, focusing on the restoration of historical images. This month's promotions have included a carefully restored set of artist William Russell Flint's work.
  3. United States WikiRedactor (submissions), another WikiCup newcomer. WikiRedactor has claimed points for good article reviews and good articles relating to pop music, many of which were awarded bonus points. Articles include Sky Ferreira, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus and "Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus song).

Other competitors of note include:

After such a competitive first round, expect the second round to also be fiercely fought. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2, but please do not update your submission page until March (UTC). Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 00:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you!

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A cup of coffee for you!

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A barnstar for you!

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A barnstar for you!

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GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive

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Because it is so vast, there are a large number of different cultures involved in Prehistoric Asia

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This week's article for improvement (week 13, 2014)

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The knee of a patient is examined with help of radiography after an injury.

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The Signpost: 26 March 2014

WikiCup 2014 March newsletter

A quick update as we are half way through round two of this year's competition. WikiCup newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (Pool E) leads, having produced a massive set of featured pictures for Silver certificate (United States), an article also brought to featured list status. Former finalist Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) (Pool G) is in second, which he owes mostly to his work with historical images, including a number of images from Urania's Mirror, an article also brought to good status. 2010 champion (Pool C) is third overall, thanks to contributions relating to naval history, including the newly featured Japanese battleship Nagato. Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who currently leads Pool A and is sixth overall, takes the title for the highest scoring individual article of the competition so far, with the top importance featured article Ian Smith.

With 26 people having already scored over 100 points, it is likely that well over 100 points will be needed to secure a place in round 3. Recent years have required 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) and 100 (2010). Remember that only 64 will progress to round 3 at the end of April. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page; if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 22:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 14, 2014)

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An April Fools' Day hoax marking the construction of the Copenhagen Metro in 2001.

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GOCE March drive wrapup

Guild of Copy Editors March 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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The March 2014 drive wrap-up is now ready for review.
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Participation: Thanks to all who participated in the drive and helped out behind the scenes. 42 people signed up for this drive and 28 of these completed at least one article. Final results are available here.

Progress report: Articles tagged during the target months of December 2012 and January 2013 were reduced from 177 to 33, and the overall backlog was reduced by 13 articles. The total backlog was 2,902 articles at the end of March. On the Requests page during March, 26 copy edit requests were completed, all requests from January 2014 were completed, and the length of the queue was reduced by 11 articles.

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This week's article for improvement (week 43, 2014)

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Lobamba is the traditional and legislative capital of Swaziland.

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This week's article for improvement (week 16, 2014)

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Entertainers at a festival

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Proposed deletion of Ian Scott Rudolph

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The article Ian Scott Rudolph has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Not a notable actor. His most notable role is not even a speaking one.

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This week's article for improvement (week 17, 2014)

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Kazimierz Nowak on exploration through the Rwenzori Mountains in Africa

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April blitz wrap-up and May copyediting drive invitation

Guild of Copy Editors April 2014 Blitz wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 17 people who signed up for this blitz, eight copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 28 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the May drive! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.

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This week's article for improvement (week 18, 2014)

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Fresh produce in a grocery store

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