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RfC concerning the article name for Broadway[edit]

Because you were involved in a previous discussion on the subject, or related to the subject, please see RfC: What is the best name for the article about the street called "Broadway" which originates in Manhattan? BMK, Grouchy Realist (talk) 02:36, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

USPLACE discussions[edit]

Thank you very much, for completing the archive of previous discussions about USPLACE at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (geographic names). There are actually a few other recent ones; I wondered if you left them out deliberately or just didn't know about them?

April 2012: discussion, not officially made into an RFC or officially closed: Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (geographic names)/Archives/2012/June#WP:USPLACE

The November-December 2012 discussion was actually not closed as "no consensus"; it was closed as "maintain status quo (option B)". (Same effect as "no consensus" but not phrased as "no consensus"; can be read as a positive endorsement of status quo.)

RFC June 2013, speedy-closed without full discussion: Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (geographic names)/Archives/2013/June#Naming convention

I'll leave it to your judgment whether to add these or not. Thanks again, it's good to have this record available since the discussion comes up with such regularity! --MelanieN (talk) 22:38, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

There have been numerous discussions, so I have not yet gotten around to make a thoroughly search on all the archives, given the time I had in real life today. Listing all of these was based on this comment I made during the ongoing debate now. Cheers. Zzyzx11 (talk) 04:00, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
I appreciate your digging. Most of the ones you added were "before my time" so it was enlightening to me to see the history. Thanks again.--MelanieN (talk) 15:27, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Siskiyou County[edit]

When you "reverted all the edits on the Siskiyou template", did you perchance save the several towns that have wikipages that weren't included on your template before? The town names that were on the page really didn't match the ones in the template and I spent quite a bit of time sorting it all out. I'm sorry it wasn't to your liking, there were no instructions on the template talk page - indeed there was nothing on there - but at least I left you a list of all the towns, CDPs and unincorporateds. Would you take a look at all the communities please and be sure that none got left off that should not be? Since I don't have your experience in this regard, your checking the facts that remain being accurate would be most appreciated. 04:20, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

@Ellin Beltz: - I have included only the links to existing articles from your list, and not the "red links". As I stated on the talk page, this is a navigation box for navigation between existing pages, and should not really be a full list that includes every single "red link" that is unlikely to be created within the next month (see the second paragraph of WP:REDNOT). Cheers. Zzyzx11 (talk) 04:31, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
The towns listed on Siskiyou County, California#Geography should also now include all the ones on your list. However, as I also stated on the talk page, the "populated place" phrase is too general because sources seem to also classify cities as "populated places". I have made the relevant changes on that, and on the corresponding town articles. Thanks. Zzyzx11 (talk) 04:57, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

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Photomontage, opinion[edit]

Greetings Zzyzx11: I see the photo montages you've been adding to various places including Humboldt County, California. I do not think this montage is as informative or useful as a single photo at the top of the article. The montages make very small pictures in an area which was already small, making it nearly impossible to see on a computer, let alone my phone or tablet. (Yes, I looked on all three platforms, on the phone it is an unintelligible blur.) I think the montage reduces the educational benefit of the image in the infobox and suggest you make photo galleries instead. I have not yet reverted this edit as you listed it as a test edit. I would request that at least for Humboldt County, you return it to an image that is big enough to see on all platforms. Thank you! Ellin Beltz (talk) 23:26, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

@Ellin Beltz: - Feel free to revert it. As you saw in the edit summary, it is a test edit. Some people like these montages, and some don't. See the debate on Talk:San Francisco/Archive 7#Is there something wrong with collages? for example. After such montages were successfully put on pages such as New York City, Chicago and Washington, D.C., a couple of people supported having one on the San Francisco page as well, but others were against that. Thanks. Zzyzx11 (talk) 05:21, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
I'm not against all montages, per se. My concern is that the images in the Humboldt one (see your Mendocino edit for contrast) are so small that they become unrecognizable and thus detract rather than add to the article. I live here and I had trouble figuring out what the pictures represented. I did revert your edits, and I also removed the image "One Log House" because that building is in Mendocino County, not Humboldt! Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 18:12, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Well noted. I'll just use File:Humboldt Bay and Eureka aerial view.jpg on that page for now. Thanks. Zzyzx11 (talk) 23:34, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
That's a good image to use. I looked at the possibilities and couldn't decide, but I think you have made the best choice! Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 06:03, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

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I have no control over other user's changing the tag from {{Non-free use rationale logo}} to {{Information}}.[1] The burden should be on them to change it. Zzyzx11 (talk) 05:21, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

2013 NFL Season Award[edit]

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Wikipedia welcome listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Re: your comments on an RM discussion[edit]

Hello Zzyzx11.

A couple of weeks ago, you and another editor commented on an RM at Talk:Alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's Super-G. It has since been updated with answers and sources. Maybe you'd care to re-visit the RM and comment further?

Thanks

HandsomeFella (talk) 08:18, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Only five individual sources seem like a small sample size to make a further opinion on the appropriate WP:COMMONNAME at this time. Zzyzx11 (talk) 05:55, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Sigh. Considering that three of them are consistently using lower-case, one would think that it would be enough to establish that "super-G" is not a proper noun. How often do you really see real proper nouns written in lower-case? It's the other way around that most often is the problem. But allright, I'll see if I can add more sources.
HandsomeFella (talk) 12:32, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
There are now 20 sources altogether. HandsomeFella (talk) 14:05, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

RM - stadium name change[edit]

A RM for Rangers Ballpark in Arlington was recently closed without moving, based in part on the notion that Globe Life Park was not demonstrated to be the WP:COMMONNAME. As you weighed in on the AT&T Stadium move last year, I thought you might want to revisit this decision. Woodshed (talk) 11:32, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

The rule of thumb is to wait at least a month before initiating another RM, which conveniently coincides with the first weeks of the MLB season, which should be enough time for all the reliable sources to adjust. Cheers. Zzyzx11 (talk) 15:02, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

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Response at Talk:The Beatles (album)#Requested move[edit]

I've addressed your concerns at the move discussion, and tweaked my opening argument. Dralwik|Have a Chat 04:30, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Eh, I conceded the move attempt. Dralwik|Have a Chat 05:01, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

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Second move attempt on The Beatles (album)[edit]

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The OTHER David Hernandez (poet)[edit]

Regarding this edit, you are absolutely correct, the hatnote should not have been there. But I did some homework and the Chicago poet has been written about in several books. At the time of his death, he was known as the "unofficial Poet Laureate of Chicago." I've started a draft about this person. For now it's at User:Davidwr/David Hernández (Chicago). Thanks for inspiring me to investigate.

Oh, and I created David Hernandez (disambiguation) and fixed up the hat-notes on the affected articles to point there instead of at each other. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 22:36, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

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Chagres and Fort San Lorenzo[edit]

Thanks for achieving by other means what I had attempted to do 14 mths ago. However, it would be good if you could put back the fort picture which has been lost. Cheers Bjenks (talk) 04:56, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Fixed. Thank you. Zzyzx11 (talk) 05:03, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

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Emmy picture[edit]

I suppose most people wouldn't notice, but the picture that was previously in the Emmy Award article (File:EmmyAward.png) is a "generic" Emmy picture with a blank label section, whereas the one you replaced it with (File:Emmy statuette.jpg) is an example of a Primetime Emmy. Since the Emmy Award article is about all types of Emmys, I wonder if the other picture wasn't a better choice. (Also, you may note that I partly reverted another of your edits on that page, since the way you wrote it seemed to introduce potentially non-neutral editorial commentary that seemed to assert that the NATAS Tech & Eng awards are more important than the ATAS Primetime Engineering awards.) —Mulligatawny (talk) 12:31, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Feel free to revert that too, but as you mentioned, there is really no informational difference to the average reader. The Emmy statuette is really the same, no matter what ceremony it is presented in. The only difference is zooming in on the plaque engraved on each statuette's base, listing its winner, award category, ceremony, and so forth. Because File:EmmyAward.png is marked as a non-free fair use image, it is restricted by the policies on Wikipedia:Non-free content criteria, while File:Emmy statuette.jpg is not and can be used in various other Emmy-related articles. Zzyzx11 (talk) 16:44, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

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