User talk:Tomwsulcer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Discussion tracking

Contributions by Tomwsulcer to:
User talks · Article talks · Wikipedia talks

Please add new discussions at the BOTTOM of the page. Older discussions have been moved to my talk page archives.

It is The Reader that we should consider on every edit we make to Wikipedia.

(Thanks to Alan Liefting)

Archives[edit]

Talkback[edit]

Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, Tomwsulcer. You have new messages at Wikipedia:Notability/Noticeboard#Margarete_Rabe.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Talkback[edit]

Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, Tomwsulcer. You have new messages at Kumioko's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

NYC Wiki-Picnic: Saturday June 22[edit]

Wiknic logo.svg Great American Wiknic NYC at Prospect Park WikiNYC-picnic-ragesoss.jpg
You are invited to the Great American Wiknic NYC in Brooklyn's green and lovely Prospect Park, on this Saturday June 22! We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck :) -- User:Pharos (talk)

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn! Saturday September 7[edit]

Brookln Public Library
Please join Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn scavenger hunt on September 7, 2013!
Everyone gather at the Brooklyn Public Library to further Wikipedia's coverage of—
photos and articles related to Brooklyn, its neighborhoods and the local landmarks.
--EdwardsBot (talk)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon" at Queens Library! Friday December 6[edit]

Queens Library
Please join Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon on December 6, 2013!
Everyone gather at Queens Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for borough articles on the history and the communities.
Drop-ins welcome 10am-7pm!--Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

Thanks![edit]

Hey there, and thanks for adding to Citizens for Self-Governance. I've been seeing a lot of stories in the news about calls for constitutional conventions and I'm doing what I can to bolster our info here on WP. Question for you: I'm having trouble clearly differentiating between these two pages: Second Constitutional Convention of the United States and Convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution. There is definitely a lot of overlap. Maybe that's not a problem. Or else perhaps all of the contemporary efforts to call a second convention should be in one place? That may leave gaps on one page, however. There's probably too much material for a merge to make sense. Anyway, I was just thinking about this and wondered if you had any thoughts on "what goes where." Thanks! Safehaven86 (talk) 22:03, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Hey you're welcome. Hmmmm. Good question. Definitely overlap. The Convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution article gets 150 pageviews per day, the Second Constitutional Convention of the United States gets maybe 50 pageviews per day, so if combined, the latter one should probably be merged into the first. If there is any substantive difference, it might be this: the Second Constitutional Convention.. article would be about a convention proposed to essentially rewrite the Constitution, whereas the Convention to propose... article is more about when a convention is proposed to add an amendment, or several amendments. So I am not sure what people will decide, but merging the articles might take some time.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 22:17, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
Also, the 1787 Constitutional Convention started out as a group to propose amendments to the Articles of Confederation, but quickly turned into an effort to rewrite the whole kit'n kaboodle.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 22:44, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for January 26[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that you've added some links pointing to disambiguation pages. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

History of the United States Constitution (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added a link pointing to Harpers magazine
Second Constitutional Convention of the United States (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added a link pointing to Harpers magazine

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:07, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Saturday: NYC Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join Wikipedia "Art and Feminism Editathon" @ Eyebeam on Saturday February 1, 2014,
an event aimed at collaboratively expanding Wikipedia articles covering Art and Feminism, and the biographies of women artists!

There are also regional events that day in Brooklyn, Westchester County, and the Hudson Valley.
--Pharos (talk)

Suspect photo[edit]

I'm not familiar with how Commons deletes pictures that are copyvio/nonfree, but if you could take a look at File:Geoffrey hill- 2014-02-13 17-24.jpg, I'd appreciate it. The photograph is from Chris Floyd, a noted British portrait photog, and it does appear on the Poetry Foundation website similarly cropped [1]. It popped up two days ago by a user claiming its his own work, and it looks like it's cropped from an image that too many places uses...as well as other sites: [2], [3]. I don't know...do we needs Floyd's permission, or is it a publicity shot that isn't considered copyrightable but here would need attribution? I wish I knew more about WP:IUP and this area.--ColonelHenry (talk) 19:57, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

I'm not well versed in Commons copyright issues but how about if we post links on the talk page of the photo file?--Tomwsulcer (talk) 20:06, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) I saw this and nominated it for deletion on Commons as a probable copyvio. DES (talk) 20:14, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
Ok thanks.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 20:17, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks to both of you. --ColonelHenry (talk) 20:33, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
Yes but if we divy up the thanks, DES should get 95%, I'll take 5% if that is okay with everybody, like a fragment of the last s maybe.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 21:27, 15 February 2014 (UTC) And maybe 50%+ of the thanks should go to you Colonel for spotting this. You should be toasted at a dinner party perhaps.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 21:28, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
  • You deserve to get a bonus for being the kind of guy that people like talk-page-stalking. :) Are we up to 200% yet?--ColonelHenry (talk) 21:43, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Bonus for being a talk page stalkee? I will not turn down thank you percentages I suppose, but I still think you and DES are the superheroes here, like when Wikipedia comes out with tights and capes, you guys will get all expenses paid uniforms with your handles on them, maybe even toolbelts like Batman's Utility Belt, while I might get a pencil perhaps which, of course, I will continue to brag about.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 21:50, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon[edit]

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon
ArtAndFeminismNYC-Generations.jpg

You are invited to join upcoming Wikipedia "Editathons", where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on a selected theme, on the following two Saturdays in March:

I hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

(You can unsubscribe from future notifications for NYC-area events by removing your name from this list.)

Why was an edit removed...[edit]

Hello, I was wondering if you could tell me why this edit was undone.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dating&action=edit&undoafter=595013815&undo=595285671

The point of the reference is to indicate that matchmaking professionals are being spotlighted on television. The sentence references the show and how "dating" appears on television, but without any context what's the relevance? By linking to the Wikipedia page of the host/executive producer/creator/matchmaker it will indicate to the user that there are dating professionals who have made the leap into mainstream media thanks to the growing popularity of the dating industry.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.185.21.146 (talk) 02:08, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Please see this. The Wikipedia community has enacted rules against spam and advertising and the "reference" was a link to a for-sale site to promote matchmakers. I did not make these rules against spam but I support them, and I think you will too, if you enjoy the encyclopedia for its information and like how it is (mostly) ad-free, akin to driving down a highway with (hopefully few) billboards -- don't you appreciate this like everybody else? -- but I understand how it can be difficult when an ad that you would want to see, to promote a cause perhaps close to your interests, such as your mastermatchmakers site, it removed. Further, if I had not removed it, somebody else would have in short order; if you look at the history of the page, you will see it happening again and again -- people adding links to businesses, and these links being removed. It is all part of the process.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 14:04, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Geology Hall pt 2[edit]

Would you like to share a FAC nomination for Geology Hall? I'd be glad to address the FAC reviewer's concerns regarding prose repairs, etc., but given the contribution of photos that really make that article come alive, I would like to give you some credit for your work and include you as my co-nominator. Let me know, I'm preparing it for FAC soon.--ColonelHenry (talk) 23:09, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

I've never done FAC stuff before, I do not know what it entails, but if you need my help, please tell me what to do to be helpful. My sense is you're the prime mover and shaker behind the article, and the photos are only a small addition, so I think you deserve the lion's share, if not all, of the credit, but let me know what I can do to be helpful. I am busy with several other pressing projects in the next few weeks -- a renovation, plus a book revision -- so I probably won't be able to put much time into anything until these are over.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 23:17, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
  • I'll take care of whatever transacts at FAC, but I think you deserve part of the honour. The photos make a considerable difference in the reader's enjoyment of the article, before it was just my boring words--the pictures were a drastic improvement.--ColonelHenry (talk) 00:07, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Well thank you. I appreciate it. I am bowing within my mind and almost knocking some chairs over.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 12:15, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Photo request[edit]

Since you seem to have ventured to NB lately, wonder of you might have any photos to add to or would be interested to create new ones for List of tallest buildings in New Brunswick. much thanks Djflem (talk) 23:09, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Next time I'm in New Brunswick, I'll try to snap photos of buildings there if convenient to do so, and I'll try to remember to post a link to your page. Might be in six weeks or so.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 02:32, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Boraie[edit]

Can I draw you attention to this: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Boraie Development?

Generally not a good idea to canvass regarding article disputes. Generally, as in all things Wikipedia, your best bet is to follow Wikipedia's excellent rules: you know, reliable sources, reference, NPOV, etc etc.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 16:54, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Big Data[edit]

Thank you for your direction on this page. it was very helpful. I have found a third party source for the information. I tried to mention this in my revision summary, but it did not appear. My apologies. Stuartzs (talk) 13:07, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Congrats[edit]

Geology Hall, with your help, photographs, and hard work, was promoted to FA status yesterday evening, 13 April 2014.--ColonelHenry (talk) 04:42, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Excellent job getting Geology Hall to FA! Thanks for saying thanks for my (minimal) contribution. Wikipedia is lucky to have excellent contributors such as yourself who know how to do FA articles.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 08:25, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Mayday PAC[edit]

Thanks for your help. I'm sure journalists and others will start editing the page on their own soon enough. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brian Boyko (talkcontribs) 23:59, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

What I've found is that following Wikipedia's rules works best all around, that is, the article will be more effective, believable, powerful, with excellent sourcing, impartiality, trust me on this.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 00:46, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

James T. Butts, Jr[edit]

I would like to a add a more complete biography but it keeps getting removed. How can I accomplish this? There are also some inflammatory portions from sources considered non-reputable locally that I would like to remove or challenge in some way. Any help would be appreciated.— Preceding unsigned comment added by MorningsideCitizen (talkcontribs) 17:36, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

First, please learn to sign your posts with two dashes and four tildes like this --~~~~. Second, Wikipedia has a learning curve; it takes time to learn it; are you willing to invest the time? If so, please read this, this, this, this, this, this, and this. The overarching idea is that individual contributors such as yourself or myself are not paramount, but rather the community's rules govern--rules made by many contributors over time--and respecting these rules means that we can cooperate to write a truly excellent, useful, informative, and powerful encyclopedia. My sense, based on your past removal of referenced content at the article James T. Butts, Jr. is that you have an agenda of furthering this politician's career, and this is fine, provided that you first learn to follow Wikipedia's rules.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 18:19, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for sticking it out with me! I hope you never felt like we were in an argument per se, but rather two editors coming from different positions that are trying to sort it out. It's useful to get a few editors involved to get a broad range of perspectives, especially editors that are veterans on BLP pages.
You probably saw my COI disclosure, but I wanted to clarify. I usually represent a lot of corporate marketing departments to help them obtain GA-ranked company pages (the other participants in the BLPN page all know this, but I thought you may not). I'm actually one of our most prolific contributors of highly ranked content about organizations and most of that work was sponsored by the subject of the article themselves. So even if someone merely inquires about my services, as is the case here, I disclose a COI and leave final content decisions up to disinterested editors. This is intended to avoid the appearance of covertly manipulating articles for PR purposes.
Just wanted to explain why I have not made edits and have instead sought consensus and used Request Edit. If you have any questions, let me know! CorporateM (Talk) 23:02, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for explaining. Yes I think overall the result is much better, it is good to hash out these issues, so we all can get on the same page.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 23:06, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Yuppers. I appreciate your civility, assumption of good faith and focus on the content. I never know jumping into these types of situations what to expect and it does seem like local politics in that specific city are especially heated (maybe they always are, I have no interest in politics). Regarding the Request Edit you may fulfill it if you are comfortable doing so by copy/pasting the draft into article-space, or if not, it would be useful if you voted or commented on whether you support the proposed draft as other editors may be waiting for any objections. Thanks again! CorporateM (Talk) 23:57, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Look, I know you worked hard on your draft, but many others have been working hard on this article too. My personal sense is your draft is too positive, omits important information such as the CACJ vs Butts court case. Further, swapping in your draft will start the battling all over again. Trust me -- there are many divergent views on this subject, and I do not think you have achieved any kind of consensus. Rather, the Drmies version, in my view, is the best, is least likely to reignite the battling.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 00:39, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Just FYI ...[edit]

Civility Barnstar Hires.png The Civility Barnstar
For posting and responding in an unfailingly civil and reasoned tone, despite our disagreements on the rugby issue. Ravenswing 20:51, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, but I am far from perfect, I get cranky at times, but I try to be nicer; and it is time, sharp contributors such as yourself who make cogent arguments, and the many folks here smarter and more knowledgeable and politer than me who keep me trying to improve. I appreciate your gesture.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 01:18, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for June 10[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Factlet, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Mother Jones (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:56, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

June 2014[edit]

Hello, I'm BracketBot. I have automatically detected that your edit to Paulie Ayala (featherweight boxer) may have broken the syntax by modifying 1 "()"s. If you have, don't worry: just edit the page again to fix it. If I misunderstood what happened, or if you have any questions, you can leave a message on my operator's talk page.

List of unpaired brackets remaining on the page:
  • , Accessed June 10, 2014, "..Paulie, who had a 34-3 amateur record ... because of the Ayala name (Mike Ayala is still a junior featherweight contender..."</ref> He is notable for being the [[World

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, BracketBot (talk) 12:28, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello, I'm BracketBot. I have automatically detected that your edit to Sammy Ayala may have broken the syntax by modifying 1 "()"s. If you have, don't worry: just edit the page again to fix it. If I misunderstood what happened, or if you have any questions, you can leave a message on my operator's talk page.

List of unpaired brackets remaining on the page:
  • , Accessed June 10, 2014, "..Paulie, who had a 34-3 amateur record, ... because of the Ayala name (Mike Ayala is still a junior featherweight contender, and Sammy Ayala was a ranking junior

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, BracketBot (talk) 12:58, 10 June 2014 (UTC)


Hello, I'm BracketBot. I have automatically detected that your edit to Mina Orfanou may have broken the syntax by modifying 1 "()"s. If you have, don't worry: just edit the page again to fix it. If I misunderstood what happened, or if you have any questions, you can leave a message on my operator's talk page.

List of unpaired brackets remaining on the page:
  • 2014, "...settles in Athens to look for his estranged son and winds up happily in bed with Strella (Mina Orfanou, ..."</ref><ref> Prothema magazine, [http://www.protothema.gr/life-style/Gossip/

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, BracketBot (talk) 03:40, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Best seller[edit]

"Author of a NY Times bestseller => notable."

Of possible interest ResultSource and NY_Times_Bestseller_list#Criticisms. -- GreenC 02:38, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, thank you, and I agree nothing is perfect, and while book sales are subject to manipulation, overall, a book making the NY Times bestseller list, for whatever reason, indicates (to me) notability (and there were other reasons too for notability in that specific instance, while of course there were problems with the article.)--Tomwsulcer (talk) 11:22, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for June 17[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Sharon Gamson Danks, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Princeton (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:57, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Saturday June 21: Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

Upcoming Saturday event - June 21: Wiki Loves Pride NYC
Wikimedia LGBT outreach logo.svg

You are invited to join us at Jefferson Market Library for "Wiki Loves Pride", hosted by New York Public Library, Metropolitan New York Library Council, Wikimedia LGBT and Wikimedia New York City, where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on this theme:

11am–4pm at Jefferson Market Library.

We hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

(You can unsubscribe from future notifications for NYC-area events by removing your name from this list.)

Thanks for your hard work![edit]

Rescue Barnstar Hires.png The Article Rescue Barnstar
For your outstanding work sourcing out and revamping Israela Margalit at AfD. Nice work! Carrite (talk) 03:57, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Hey, thanks.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 12:05, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Consider this an oak leaf cluster on that last barnstar, I don't often take time from trying to close AfDs to actually voice my own opinion, but your work at Thumb Tribe was appreciated and very possibly made the difference between a solid article and a deleted one. Well done. --j⚛e deckertalk 22:42, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, which I'm writing using my four non-thumb digits.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 22:43, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for June 24[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that you've added some links pointing to disambiguation pages. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

Motion capture acting (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added a link pointing to The Hobbit (film)
Tatyana Kozhevnikova (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added a link pointing to Weightlifting

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:55, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Two different Paulie Ayalas[edit]

I should have caught this but I didn't. After I sent Paulie Ayala (featherweight boxer) to AfD debate you added more information and references. Normally that would be a great thing but in this instance it was from a different Paulie Ayala who confusingly also is a boxer. I don't know why I left it at that point because I did know about it - just did not remember. I think what I should do is revert Paulie Ayala (featherweight boxer) to my June 8th version and resubmit to AfD debate. I am pretty sure the revert is a must (but my paranoia suggests that the wrong one could be changed) but what is your opinion on the AfD submission?Peter Rehse (talk) 15:36, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Think you're right. There is a definite discrepancy; two fighters, same name, one born 1962, another born either 1970 or 1971; the latter one is notable; the first one is probably not. I came across the 1962-Ayala article, saw it up for deletion, added references pointing to the 1970-Ayala, and thought that was that. What I bet is happening is that these fighters or promoters sometimes fudged their ages, possibly to help them qualify for a match, who knows. Look at this reference in the NY Times: talks about a Paulie Ayala, about a 17-year old fighting in 1984, that makes the birth year around 1967, right, in this reference. What a mess. My sense is to move the references from the 1962 Ayala (which belong to the 1970 Ayala), to the pre-existing Paulie Ayala article, then delete all the rest of it. Let me know what I can do to help.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 17:04, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Factlet[edit]

Hello, Tomwsulcer. Thank you for your edits to Factoid. It looks as though the relevant content from User:Cnilep/Factlet is now in Factoid, is that right? If there is no further need for the user page it can be deleted, but there might more to merge. Cnilep (talk) 00:43, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes I think that is right. I agree with you that the whole factoid-factlet subject is encyclopedic and notable, and I hope that the redirect page (Factlet => Factoid vs factlet) remains since I think it will be helpful for people. Sometimes, I keep my sandbox pages since I can use them again for other stuff, so I don't know what you wish to do with your User:Cnilep/Factlet page.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 10:05, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic
Wiknic logo.svg

You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Central Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1pm–8pm at southwest section of the Great Lawn, north of the Delacorte Theater.

Also, before the picnic, you can join in the Wikimedia NYC chapter's annual meeting.

11:30am-12:30pm at Yeoryia Studios, 2067 Broadway.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 16:51, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

(You can unsubscribe from future notifications for NYC-area events by removing your name from this list.)

Notice of Fringe Theories Noticeboard discussion[edit]

Hello, Tomwsulcer. This message is being sent to inform you that a discussion is taking place at Wikipedia:Fringe theories/Noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you.--Ubikwit 連絡 見学/迷惑 13:45, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes we'll take the discussion there.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 14:23, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Adding movie/TV credits[edit]

Hi! I'm new to Wikipedia and trying to update a page that's in jeopardy of being deleted. Can you tell me what sort of references are considered acceptable to prove an actor appeared on a show or movie? It appears that IMDB isn't considered reliable so does a news story work?

Thanks for your time, Mel7190 (talk) 01:41, 12 July 2014 (UTC) Mel

Check out WP:RS. Basic underlying idea is to find sources which are themselves reviewed by others who (hopefully) know about the subject. This is why news organizations, in which reporters have their facts checked, in which editors review the stories, are generally seen as reliable. The IMDb doesn't have this (as far as I'm aware).--Tomwsulcer (talk) 08:49, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Peter Lynds[edit]

Hi Tomwsulcer. I came across some comments by you regarding some pages that were up for deletion and thought you were very reasonable and fair. If you have the time and interest, I would suggest the deletion discussion of Peter Lynds' page as being in need of some fairness. SamW2 (talk) 05:53, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Essentially you are asking me to step into an edit war? There are rules against canvassing to try to win adherents in a deletion battle, and by writing on my talk page, you are essentially doing this. I am not qualified to participate in discussions about high-level physics ideas or people, although I spent years trying to work through ideas about philosophy, the cosmos, fate, trying to come to grips with what life is all about, and at this point in my life, I have guesses, but guesses only, and continue to learn, but overall my answer is I don't know. But getting back to Lynds and his ideas: generally Wikipedia is not the place for new ground-breaking ideas (if that is what Lynds' ideas are), that is, let the academic community, physics journals, and such sort out the thinking -- it has gotten some attention apparently by academics -- and when the dust settles, and there are good sources, then maybe Lynds or his ideas can be in Wikipedia, or not, depending on what is determined. Right now, if asked to participate in the deletion discussion, I would probably choose delete based on the history of edit-warring, lack of sources, etc etc.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 08:49, 12 July 2014 (UTC)